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Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 101 st Year 40 th Issue 75 CENTS Lara Croft cancer benefit in Lulu, Feb. 1 A yard sale and lunch will serve as a cancer benefit for Lara Croft and her family on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Lulu Community Center on S.R. 100 at the Union-Colombia county line. The yard sale begins at 8 a.m., and there will be a cake auction at 11 a.m. A chicken perloo dinner lunch will be served for $7 a plate beginning at noon. Proceeds will help defray the familys medical expenses, which includes travel between Lake Butler and Tampa. Lara is the wife of Union County Commissioner Willie Croft. While being treated in Tampa she is only able to come home on the weekends. To get involved with the benefit by helping prepare lunch or providing items for the yard sale or cake auction, please contact Lacy Boatright in the Union County Commissioners Office during business hours at 386-496-4241. School-record five UCHS weightlifting girls going to state The Union County High School girls weightlifting team is sending a schoolrecord five lifters to state, including district champions Kristen Cook (199-pound class) and Kaylee Findley (unlimited) along with Jessica Brown, Kayla Geraghty and Courtney Personette. (Photo, 1B; full story, 5B.) VA offers foster home program for vets The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs HomeBased Primary Care Medical Foster Home Program provides the veteran the ability to stay in the community, to be in a home and to be in a family environment rather than in an institution, said Tanya Fookes, the Medical Foster Home coordinator for the Gainesville area. Its really a quality of life for them as well, Fookes said. Read about Don Nolder and Teresa Dunn (above) who are like father and daughter. (Full story, 5B.) UC Babe Ruth signups at Spires IGA, Feb. 1 The Union County Babe Ruth signups are taking place at Spires IGA on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. T-ball is $45, Rookies is $80 and Minors & Majors is $100, for ages 13 and up. Parents must provide a copy of their childs birth certificate at the time of registration. For more information, call UCBRA President Beverly Lasseter at 352-281-2613. 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 Sprinkle Field closed for now Lake Butlers flea market shut down while Henry Whitehead procures liability insurance BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor Soon after people noticed this past weekend how empty Sprinkle Field was, the questions and rumors began to fly at least on Facebook. The large parcel of land on the corner of S.R. 121 and S.R. 231 has become Lake Butlers de facto flea market, packed with people selling their new and used wares every Friday and on through the weekend. Some vendors sold there throughout the week. Then suddenly, there was nothing but the sound of cars and trucks passing by. On the Lake Butler, Florida community Facebook page, Pam Stegall posted on Jan. 26, Did they stop people from setting up and selling items on the lot in front of the Kangaroo on hwy 121???? have not seen the Fruit guy or any other sellers over the weekend. Just wondering.... The page moderator replied, I am not sure Pam, I had not seen anything posted about it. The next day, on Jan. 27, David Stegall answered, I saw a post on the LB Yardsale page commenting that the property was sold and no trespass signs were posted. They said the produce guy was setting up behind the Kangaroo. On another Facebook page, this one for the Lake Butler Yard Sale, Jennifer Whitehead posted on Jan. 27, As a proud citizen of Lake Butler and proud wife of our Sheriff, I wanted to let everyone know that sprinkle field is not owned or being closed by Brad Whitehead. Attempts are being made by the family to get insurance so that it can be reopened. Thank you for your patience and support for our family. It was posted twice, once in response to Margie Ducksworth, who posted on the same page four days earlier on Jan. 23, NOTICE TO UNION COUNTY CITIZENS!!!!!! Since the closing of Sprinkle Field Damon Lee the produce guy has a new spot to resume selling his fresh produce. He will be behind the Kangaroo store starting tomorrow Friday Jan.24.....thanks to Ms. Jackie Johns, he will be back in full swing......EVERYONE COME OUT AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT.....(lets not let the person that pushed their weight around win). She may be referring to John Henry Whitehead, who shut down Sprinkle Fieldand for good reason, he says: the need to find liability insurance. When asked if he would reopen Sprinkle Field, he responded, Were not sure. We havent gotten insurance yet. When you open it up to a flea market, (insurers) kind of shy away from it. Whitehead said his lawyer advised him to get the insurance, and Lake Butler City Manager Dave Mecusker agreed, offering a this scenario in support: So, some kid is out there with her mother and a car comes through there and hits them. Its an unregulated yard sale. And if anybody got injured, it would just wipe out (Whitehead and his family), because they could get sued, and they arent willing to take that risk. Jerry (Whitehead) was willing to take it, but Henrys not. The late Sheriff Jerry Whitehead passed away suddenly on Dec. 18 at the age of 60 from cardiac arrest after a brief illness. The yard sale, or flea market, though, was actually somewhat regulated because sellers were required to get a $10 yard sale permit each weekend. What it was, Mecusker said, you could not sell on Sprinkle Field unless you had a yard sale permit, and you had to have a letter from Jerry Whitehead authorizing that you could be on his property during the yard sale. With a letter in hand, each seller would go to City Hall to purchase a permit. So, when Jerry died, Henrythey were part owners, 50/50said, no, because were not going to assume that liability. So then he shut (Sprinkle Field) down. What is the future, then, of countys biggest sales venue? With Jerrys passing, it just kind of fell in our laps, Whitehead said. Were in total limbo now with the property and trying to get insurance. TOP: Sprinkle Field on a sunny Friday, Dec. 6, bustling with sellers along the full length of the property. RIGHT: On a dreary Jan. 28, a sign prohibits that kind of activity, for now. A NO TRESPASSING sign is also posted on a tree to the right. A senior cadet in Union County High School JROTC, Kamil Mazal, just received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Many, though, may not realize how unique an honor that is. I am not aware of any other student in Union County who is receiving an appointment from one of the U.S. military academies; in fact, I am not aware of anyone in the last seven years, that I have been here, of a student in Union County receiving an appointment to one of the U.S. military academies, said LTC M. Kevin Steverson, USA (Retired). These academies are prestigious and the education is at the Ivy League level. The U.S. academies also require at least one nomination from the students U.S. congressional representative or one of the U.S. senators from the respective state, or the U.S. vice president, or one of the military secretaries. Kamil received nominations, for one or all of the U.S. military academies, from Congressman Ted Yoho, Senator Bill Nelson, and Secretary of the Army John McHugh. While the academy in Annapolis has officially offered her an appointment, Steverson expects other academies to follow suit, including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., for which she was also nominated. JROTC cadet Kamil Mazal receives appointment to U.S.Naval Academy RIGHT: Kamil being congratulated by Yoho Fla. surgeon general visits health departments On Jan. 21, the Department of Health staff in Bradford and Union coun ties along with many communi ty leaders wel comed the state surgeon general to both locations for facility tours, staff introductions, meetings with community leaders and lunch. The visit began at the Florida Department of Health in Union County where Dr. John Armstrong was led on a tour of the facility by Administrator Joe Pietrangelo. The staff had a chance to meet Armstrong, and he graciously mingled with staff and was genuinely interested in their jobs and responsibilities within the FDOH. Several County Officials, including Jimmy Tallman, chairman of the Union County Board of County Commissioners, Commissioner Karen Cossey and School Board Member Terra Johnson were on site in Union County for his visit and learned more about the Healthiest Weight Florida Initiative and ways to help both counties make informed choices about healthy eating and active living. (Photo, 3A.) Armstrong then traveled to the Department of Health in Bradford County where staff were eager to meet with him, show him around and enjoy a wonderful healthy lunch together. Staff members, business owners, local government officials and many other community leaders joined together for lunch in the facility conference room where Armstrong shared his mission for Healthiest Weight Florida, encouraging all to make healthier lifestyle choices. Included in the audience were Brent Burish, CEO, and Andrea Waterhouse, assistant administrator, of Shands Starke Regional Medical Center, Jerry Williams, former Starke resident, Steve Futch, local business owner, Brian Johns, county emergency operations director, and Gordon Smith, Bradford Countys sheriff. Armstrong listened to comments, answered questions and learned more about ways these two communities worked together and with the public to improve nutrition and increase physical activity. He praised the schools for the two programs, Tiger Up and Tornado Challenge, in which students walk each morning before school and receive recognition and awards for their miles completed. The visit was sincerely appreciated by all and came to a quick close for staff and community leaders eager to spend more time with him. Submitted by health department. Armstrong

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2A Union County Times Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Attention Union County residents, our cemetery is now open for business. We are located on Highway 100 East, heading toward Starke on the left side of the highway, just past the Pritchett residence. A $200 burial fee is required. Our beautification project will begin in the spring of this year. If you have any questions please call 386-496-1222 and leave message. NOW OPEN (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 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 LB Rotary Valentines Hawaiian Luau, Feb. 14 The Lake Butler Rotary Club is hosting its annual Valentines Hawaiian Luau on Friday, Feb. 14, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Lake Butler Community Center Their one-time fundraising event will feature a dinner prepared by the Department of Corrections Reception, a disc jockey and a silent and live auction. Items for the auction will include donations from members and some trips such as a saltand/or freshwater guided fishing trip and a Embassy Suites Brunswick casino package. Tickets are $25 each or two for $45. A table for eight is $175. For tickets, call Joyce Crawford at 352-745-6240, Zach Smith at 352-231-1939, Ginny Bird at 386-496-2526 or Jennie Reed at 386-4963333, or ask any Rotarian. CORRECTION In the Jan. 23 issue we incorrectly stated that Union County Deputy Willie Lee was retired, when in fact he retires in May of this year. We regret the error. etc Mark Sherrill at Philippi Baptist in WS, Feb. 2 During the 11 a.m. services on Sunday, Feb. 2, at Philippi Baptist Church in Worthington Springs, legendary songwriter Mark Sherrill will perform several gospel selections. He is the brother of the newly selected pastor, Hugh Sherrill. Mark has been writing for over 30 years. His work has been recorded by the likes of George Jones, Tanya Tucker, Kenny Rogers, Hoyt Axton and Johnny Cash. The Nashville Songwriters Association International honored Sherrill with a 2002 Songwriter Achievement Award for Ol Red, co-written with James Bo Bohon and Don Goodman. It is perhaps one of his best-known songs, most recently recorded by Blake Shelton. Everyone is invited and admission is free. The church is located at 144 Southeast C.R. 18. For more information, call Hugh at 386758-5805 or 386-365-0817, or Dan Williams at 352-318-5177. Thomas Shelton at First Christian, Feb. 9 The public is invited to a free concert by Thomas Shelton on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m., at First Christian Church of Lake Butler. Shelton, who enjoys singing the old gospel songs, has been a guest of the church for several years. Over the last 35 years as a gospel musician he has shared his God-given talent with thousands. An Indiana native, Shelton was raised in a devout Christian home. In 1977 he was inducted into Whos Who in American Music. In June of that same year he joined the touring group General Delivery USA. Since then he has traveled as the lead singer of the Gospelites of Dobbins, Calif., as well as a tenor with the Watchmen Quartet that travels with Operation Evangelize. He and his wife, Shannon, spent two years in the Caribbean and in South America as cruise directors for New Creation Worldwide Cruises. He has served in four separate congregations in the development of music and youth programs. His ministry has taken him to all 50 states of the United States as well as to 11 other countries. Everyone is invited and admission if free. (A love offering will be taken up.) The church is located at 155 Northwest First Street. For more information, call 386-496-3956. Sanderson homecoming, Feb. 9 Sanderson Christian Revival Center will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. with The Browders. Lunch will follow the service. Everyone is welcome. The church is located on the corner of S.R. 229 and Sapp Road, a mile from Union-Baker county line. Church School Union County School Board recognizes JROTC and FFA students in January Superintendent Carlton Faulk with LTC M. Kevin Steverson, USA (Retired) recognized the high school mile cross country rescue: Chase Williams, Dalton Long, Shannon Rosier, Ethan West, Kaitlyn Reed, Avery Drawdy, Gavin Drawdy, Quay Drawdy, Cody Bynum, Kyle Clemons and Colby Bridgman. The High School Artist of the Month for December was Michaela Clemons, here with Faulk and Art Teacher Duane Archer. FFA National: Faulk with Advisor Amie Imler, Case Emerson, Holly Tucker and Advisor Tom Williams. Not pictured is Caitlyn Halle. State FFA Winners and Finalists: Faulk with Imler, Emerson, Tucker, Savannah Woodall, Ashley State FFA Forestry Team: Faulk with Imler, Ty Hamilton and Williams.

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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Union County Times 3A FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 Van Zant proposes naming street after Pritchett, Whitehead BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor At the Jan. 21 Union County Commission meeting, State Rep. Charles E. Van Zant Sr. proposed naming a section of road in Lake Butler in honor of Marvin Pritchett and Jerry Whitehead. He gave one example, such as naming S.R. 100 between SR. 231 and SR. 121 as PritchettWhitehead Blvd., but said the community may want to designate two different roads. Once it is discussed by the commissioners and then with the families, and a street name and location is determined, Van Zant will draft a bill and submit to the legislature. Once passed, the commissioners will have to then pass a resolution so that the Department of Transportation can make signs and install them, revealing them to the public during a dedication ceremony. Commissioner Wayne Smith recommended meeting with the City of Lake Butler to entertain some ideas. Smith suggested naming a street after Whitehead at S.R. 100 and S.R. 231 (Southwest Sixth Ave.). Commissioner Karen Cossey then suggested naming a street after Pritchett at S.R. 100 and Lake Avenue. Pritchett, along with two other employees, was slain by a long-time friend and employee on Aug. 24. Pritchett was the founder and owner of Pritchett Trucking, a successful businessman and a highly respected philanthropist who helped many throughout Union County. On Dec. 18, Sheriff Jerry Whitehead passed away suddenly at the age of 60 from cardiac arrest after a brief illness. He took office in 1985. Van Zant School State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong posed for a group photo with county and health department Commissioners Jimmy Tallman and Karen Cossey, Business Manager Kyle Roberts, Armstrong and Health Department Administrator Joe Pietrangelo, Union School Board Member Terra Johnson and Director of Nursing Amie Reynolds. (Full story, 1A.) 2013 Miss U-Co High says farewell The 2013 Miss U-Co High, Holly Tucker, says farewell as she looks toward the future. Tucker said it was a dream come true the night she was crowned. This is because she is not one you would find in heels, but rather on a softball diamond or in a lab working on her science fair project. Her motto through out this past year is that she dared to push out of her comfort zone, but at the same time be comfortable with how God made her. After winning the crown she had the confidence to share and speak about her experiences to others. Some of her favorite moments from this past year include being part of the Celebration of Abilities Prom, volunteering her time at the Lake Butler Hospital Christmas Extravaganza, and riding in the Homecoming and Christmas parades. Through the experiences she has had, Tucker said she felt excitement and adrenaline and a sincere realization came to light. Young girls were looking up at me and I realized there is a huge responsibility in wearing this crown. Tucker is a senior this year at UCHS and plans to attend Auburn University in the fall. As she moves forward in her life she hopes to earn a degree in forest engineering and continue her interest in research in sustainable resources. As I move on, I hope that the next Miss U-Co High enjoys and learns as much from this experience as I have, she said. First of all, I want to thank God for this opportunity. Also, I want to thank my family, my friends, my school, and my community for their support in this journey. In 1 Peter 3:4 it says, but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in Gods sight is very precious. Florida moves up in student achievement National report highlights academic performance and closing poverty gap On Jan. 9., the Florida Dept. of Education announced that the state improved its national K-12 achievement ranking to 7th in the country, an increase from 12th last year according to the 2014 Quality Counts report issued by Education Week. Florida also gets high marks for closing the poverty gap in both 4th and 8th grade reading and math, with higher rates than the nation as a whole. The rankings highlight the Sunshine States trend upward in NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) achievement levels, achievement gains in reading and mathematics, reducing the poverty gap, increasing high school graduation and improved Advanced Placement scores as well as school finance. Gov. Rick Scott said, Todays news that Florida jumped to 7th nationwide in K-12 achievement is the result of great work by our teachers. Florida families depend on an education system that provides every student with a quality education, and thats why in our last budget we fought to provide our teachers with a pay raise and secured more than $1 billion in additional investments for K-12 education. I am proud of Floridas teachers who have worked so hard to help their students be successful, said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. Their commitment and dedication is exemplary. Quality Counts is a respected publication and shows that the Sunshine State once again is an example for the rest of the nation. Highlights of the 2014 Quality Counts report include: Florida increased the percentage of students scoring proficient or higher on the 2013 NAEP reading and math assessments for both 4th and 8th grade. Floridas gains in average NAEP scores from 2003 to 2013 are higher than those of the nation. Florida closed the poverty gap in reading and math for both 4th and 8th grade by 2.7 and 5.5 points respectively between 2003 and 2013. Florida is closing the gap at higher rates than the nation as a whole. Florida ranks third for increasing its Advanced Placement (AP) scores and for increasing the percentage of 11th and 12th grade AP test takers scoring 3 or higher, up to 36.6 percent from 31.3 percent last yeara 26.4 point increase since 2000. The Sunshine States AP performance and increases are higher than that of the nation. Florida improved its rank on the chance for success measure and improved its rank to 12 on two sub measures for this metricpreschool enrollment and elementary reading (NAEP grade 4). Florida ranks first on two of the four equity measures related to school financethe McLoone Index that measures actual spending as a percent of the amount needed to bring all student funding to a median level, and the measure which evaluates the amount of disparity in district spending, meaning the Sunshine State leads the nation in the equal distribution of funds amongst its school districts. Florida ranked 6th in last years overall Quality Counts ranking nationally. The overall ranking was not completed this year as the Education Week Research Center is taking the opportunity to review its indicators and grading framework. For complete information on this years report, visit www.edweek.org/go/qc14shr For more information about the DOE, visit www.fldoe.org

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4A Union County Times Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 A public hearing will be conducted by the City Commission to consider the amendment and enactment of the ordinance adopting the amendment on February 10, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. in the City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall at 200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida. This amendment was previously noticed for a public hearing on January 13, 2014. The title of said ordinance reads, as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2013-06 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE TEXT OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, LDR 13-03, BY THE CITY COMMISSION, PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.2 ENTITLED, SUPPLEMENTARY DISTRICT REGULATIONS TO ADD REGULATIONS FOR AN INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.15.2 ENTITLED, PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES, TO ALLOW GUNSMITH IN THE ILW INDUSTRIAL, LIGHT AND WAREHOUSING ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.15.5 ENTITLED, SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS, TO ALLOW AN INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE AND CONCEALED WEAPONS CLASSES AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION IN THE ILW INDUSTRIAL, LIGHT AND WAREHOUSING ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.16.2 ENTITLED, PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES, TO ALLOW GUNSMITH IN THE I INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.16.5 ENTITLED, SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS, TO ALLOW AN INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE AND CONCEALED WEAPONS CLASSES AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION IN THE I INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published. At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the amendment and the ordinance adopting the amendment on the date, time and place as stated above. Copies of the amendment and the ordinance adopting said amendment are available for public inspection at the Office of the City Manager, City Hall located at 200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision made at the public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact 352.463.3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service 800.955.8771. The City Commission of the City of Lake Butler, Florida, proposes to adopt the following ordinance to amend the text of the City of Lake Butler Land Development Regulations, hereinafter referred to as the Land Development Regulations, affecting the lands within the corporate limits of the City as shown in the map below, as follows: an application by the City Commission, to amend the text of the Land Development Regulations by amending Section 4.2 entitled, Supplementary District Regulations to add regulations for an indoor shooting range; by amending Section 4.15.2 entitled, Permitted Principal Uses and Structures, to allow gunsmith in the ILW Industrial, Light and Warehousing zoning district; by amending Section 4.15.5 entitled, Special Exceptions, to allow an indoor shooting range and concealed weapons classes as a special exception in the ILW Industrial, Light and Warehousing zoning district; by amending Section 4.16.2 entitled, Permitted Principal Uses and Structures, to allow gunsmith in the I Industrial zoning district; by amending Section 4.16.5 entitled, Special Exceptions, to allow an indoor shooting range and concealed weapons classes as a special exception in the I Industrial zoning district. 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. School Sara Owen determines the vital signs on a dummy in health lab located inside the Barney E. McRae Jr., M.D. Medical Technology Building. Last semester, Lake Butler Middle School Beta Club members took a tour of Florida Gateway College to see the school and its programs first-hand. Club sponsors Allyson Beatty and Chrystal Woodall went with the students on a tour through the Wilson S. Rivers Library & Media Center and the Student Center, as well as an in-depth look at the logistics programs and engineering programs available through FGC. The students were also shown the advantages of a postsecondary non-degree award certification as way to work through college while obtaining other degrees. The students who went on the trip are Madison Adams, Taylor Beatty, Brooks Black, Lauren Britt, Clifford Bryant, Gavin Dukes, Ashley Harris, Dalton Hutchison, Dawson Johns, Kayla Kirby, Madelyn Kish, Rainey Lythgoe, Kale Oden, Sara Owen, Alli Perez, Justin Pilcher, Madison Rimes, Landon Roberts, AJ Russell, Erin Stidham, Brooke Waters and Tori Wilkins. LBMS Beta Club members tour FGC ABOVE RIGHT: Taylor Beatty and Dawson Johns plan their moves on a ABOVE LEFT: Beta students pose on stage and behind the desk in the updated Programming Room in the Wilson S. Rivers Library & Media Center. Get back issues online at StarkeJournal.com

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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Union County Times 5A (12 miles west of Lake Butler)386-755-4328 S MITH & S ON S FEED AND SEED See our Entry Ad in the Regional Section Bs Boutique Downtown Grill El San Jose Restuarant Prevatts Restuarant Starke Chiropractic Tony & Als DeliAubree & Peyton, Happy Valentines Day! Love, Mommy, MeMaw, & Papa Dont forget to bring in your Valentines messages...You could win a $20.00 gift certificate from one of these local sponsors DAWN CORBETTINSURANCE AGENCY(904) 964-7707FREE Insurance Quotes No obligation...Call Today! UCT Legals 1/30/14 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLOR IDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 63-2013-CA-000036 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, NA, AS TRUSTEE FOR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES CORPO RATION LONG BEACH HOME EQ UITY LOAN TRUST 2000-LB1, PLAINTIFF (S) VS. PATRICIA A. TYLER; THE UN KNOWN SPOUSE OF PATRICIA A. TYLER; ANY AND ALL UN KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM ANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4 THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POS SESSION DEFENDANT (S) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pur suant to a Final Judgment of Fore closure dated Jan. 16, 2014, and entered in Case No. 63-2013-CA000036 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Union County, Florida in which Deut sche Bank National Trust Company, formerly known as Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A-, as Trustee for Asset Backed Securi ties Corporation Long Beach Home Equity Loan Trust 2000-LB1, is the Plaintiff and Patricia A. Tyler, is De fendant, the Union County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the high est and best bidder for cash at the Union County Courthouse, 55 West Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054, Union County, Florida at on the 15 th day of May, 2014, the following de scribed property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: ONE (1) ACRE OF LAND IN THE NW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 LYING EAST OF THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 229, IN SECTION 20, TOWN SHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF SAID EAST LINE OF THE NW 1/4, OF SW 1/4 WITH SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 229; THENCE RUN N 33 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 550.29 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED ONE (1.00) ACRE PARCEL OF LAND: THENCE CONTINUE RUN NING N 33 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 19 SECONDS W, CONTINUING ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 229, A DISTANCE OF 236.04 FEET; THENCE RUN N 88 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 423.32 FEET TO SAID EAST LINE OF THE NW 1/4 OF SW 1/4; THENCE RUN S 01 DE GREES 09 MINUTES 02 SECONDS E, ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF THE NW 1/4 OF SW 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 9.77 FEET; THENCE RUN S 56 DE GREES 16 MINUTES 41 SECONDS W, A DISTANCE OF 351.54 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT 1981 HERITAGE MOBILE HOME LO CATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO BEARING VIN NUMBERS 1923A AND 1923B AND TITLE NUMBERS 19557780 AND 19557781. A/K/A 11992 S COUNTY ROAD 229, RAIFORD, FL 32083 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Union County, Florida this 22nd day of January, 2013. Kelli Hendricks Council Clerk of the Circuit Court Union County, Florida By: Crystal Norman Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw. com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis tance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinatory, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352)3376237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800955-8771; if you arc voice impaired, please call 1-800-955-8770. 1/30 2tchg 2/6-UCT NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF OR DINANCE BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an ordinance, which title hereinafter appears, will be considered for en actment by the City Commission of the City of Lake Butler, Florida, at a public hearing on February 10, 2014 at 5:15 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall, located at 200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at the Office of the City Manager in the City Hall, at 200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. On the date, time and place first above mentioned, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the ordi nance. This amendment was previ ously noticed for a public hearing on January 13, 2014. The title of said ordinance reads, as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2013-06 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA, AMEND ING THE TEXT OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER LAND DEVELOP MENT REGULATIONS, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, LDR 13-03, BY THE CITY COMMISSION, PRO VIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.2 ENTITLED, SUPPLEMENTARY DISTRICT REGULATIONS TO ADD REGULATIONS FOR AN INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.15.2 ENTITLED, PERMITTED PRINCI PAL USES AND STRUCTURES, TO ALLOW GUNSMITH IN THE ILW INDUSTRIAL, LIGHT AND WARE HOUSING ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SEC TION 4.15.5 ENTITLED, SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS, TO ALLOW AN IN DOOR SHOOTING RANGE AND CONCEALED WEAPONS CLASS ES AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION IN THE ILW INDUSTRIAL, LIGHT AND WAREHOUSING ZONING DIS TRICT; PROVIDING FOR AMEND ING SECTION 4.16.2 ENTITLED, PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES, TO ALLOW GUNSMITH IN THE I INDUSTRI AL ZONING DISTRICT; PROVID ING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.16.5 ENTITLED, SPECIAL EXCEP TIONS, TO ALLOW AN INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE AND CON CEALED WEAPONS CLASSES AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION IN THE I INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING AN EF FECTIVE DATE The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the dates, times and places of any continuation of the public hear ing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notices regarding the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions made at this public hearing, they will need a record of the proceed ings and, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities request ing reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact 352.463.3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service 800.955.8771. 1/30 1tchg-UCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLOR IDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 63-2013-CA-000025 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, PLAINTIFF (S) VS. DARLA T. BROWN ALSO KNOWN AS DARLA BROWN, THE UN KNOWN SPOUSE OF DARLA T. BROWN ALSO KNOWN AS DARLA BROWN, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM ANTS, TENANT # 1 AND TENANT # 2 DEFENDANT (S) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pur suant to a Final Judgment of Fore closure dated Jan. 16, 2014, and entered in Case No. 63-2013-CA000025 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Union County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, NA, is the Plaintiff and Darla T. Brown a/k/a Darla Brown, is Defendant, the Union County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Union County Courthouse, 55 West Main Street, Lake Butler, Flori da 32054-1600, Union County, Flori da at on the 13 th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 1, BLOCK A, FOX RUN, A SUB DIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 13869 NW 77TH LN LAKE BUTLER FL 32054-4528 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Union County, Florida this 22nd day of January, 2013. Kelli Hendricks Connell Clerk of the Circuit Court Union County, Florida By: Crystal Norman Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, PL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw. com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis tance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinatory, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352)3376237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800955-8771; if you are voice impaired, please call 1-800-955-8770. 1/30 2tchg 2/6-UCT NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an ordinance, which title hereinafter appears, will be considered for en actment by the City Commission of the City of Lake Butler, Florida, at a public hearing on February 10, 2014 at 5:15 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall, located at 200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at the Office of the City Manager in the City Hall, at 200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. On the date, time and place first above mentioned, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the ordi nance. This amendment was previ ously noticed for a public hearing on December 9, 2013. The title of said ordinance reads, as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2013-05 AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COM PANY, ITS SUCCESSORS AND AS SIGNS, AN ELECTRIC FRANCHISE, IMPOSING PROVISIONS AND CONDITIONS RELATING THERE TO, PROVIDING FOR MONTHLY PAYMENTS TO THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, AND PROVIDING AN EF FECTIVE DATE. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the dates, times and places of any continuation of the public hear ing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notices regarding the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions made at this public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may need to en sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities request ing reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact 352.463.3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service 800.955.8771. 1/30 1tchg-UCT Legals Library The Industrial Complex of Raiford visited the Union County Public Library for stories and crafts on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Katie Oden read The Nesting Doll to the group and showed them how to make houses for Little Red Riding Hood. Preschool Storytime Programs begin Thursday, Feb. 6, with Prince and Princesses, followed by Happily Ever After on Feb. 13, Rapunzels Bad Hair Day on Feb. 20 and Princess and the Frog on Feb. 27. Programs will now start at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. throughout the spring. The Junior Friends of the Library are sponsoring a Valentines Day basket drawing, with proceeds benefiting their scholarship program. For a $1 donation, you can have the chance to win a basket filled with goodies and gift certificates to make your loved one feel special this Valentines Day. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and you need not be present to win. For more information about the library and its programs, call 386-496-3432 or visit www.newriver.lib.fl.us Library offering storytime and self-help programs in February Help Yourself Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon Basic computer classes are designed for adults with little or no computer experience with time for hands-on practice. Feb. 4: Basic Computer Feb. 11: Basic Internet Feb. 18: Basic Email Feb. 25: Basic Microsoft Word Basic money management classes are designed for adults who would like to learn more about banking, credit and borrowing. Feb. 4: Basic Money Management Feb. 11: Basic Banking and Credit Feb. 18: Basic Credit and Loans Feb. 25: Basic Financial Recovery To register, call 386-496-3432 or visit www.newriver.lib.fl.us

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6A Union County Times Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 The National Auction Group #685 Sarasota County, FL Florida Press 3.792 inches wide by 4 inches deep Revision: We had to change Absolute Auction to Bankruptcy Auction Thomas J. Bone, FL #AU3433 r frfntb5,700ACRESWORLD-CLASS HUNTING & FISHINGSARASOTACOUNTY,FLORIDA nftb I-75 Frontage Offered in Parcels & Entirety Bordered by Conservation Land Working Cattle Ranch Managed for Trophy Game Perimeter Fencing, Pastures, Ponds & Creeks UNLIMITED DEVELOPMENT POTENTIALttntttbnn r 39th Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival February 1 & 2 www.MountDoraCenterForTheArts.org 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.) UCI Thurman, Griffis, Barnett chosen as top staffers Union Correctional Institution recently named Officer Robert Thurman, Kimberly Barnett and Eva Griffis as its top staffers for the month of December. Officer Thurman was chosen as Officer of the Month. Barnett was named Employee of the Month for the Main Unit and Griffis was named Employee of the Month for the UCI Work Camp. Thurman has worked for UCI since 2005 and has served the institution in a wide variety of capacities during his career. He worked as an officer in both general population and close management settings, including Death Row. He served as a vehicle gate officer, supervising the movement of vehicles onto the secure compound. He also served as a security and recreation officer for inmates in the institutions mental health dorms. Thurman is a member of the Rapid Response Team and, as such, undergoes intensive extra training every month to prepare him to respond to any emergency situation at a moments notice. Thurman is currently the lock and key officer for the institution. In a facility with 3,000-plus locks that need to remain securein order to protect the safety of the public, staff and inmatesbeing the lock and key officer is a very challenging position. Thurman and Sgt. Bradley Chapman are tasked with ensuring all the locks remain operational, all the keys remain accounted for and every cell, control room, office and building remain secure at all timesnot an easy job by any measure. Recently, the two officers had to get all the buildings in the new UCI Work Camp ready to house inmates hundreds of additional locks and keys that had to be meticulously prepared, tested and accounted for. Sgt. Chapman nominated Thurman for Officer of the Month because he said Thurman did an outstanding job of getting the work camp up and running. Chapman also noted that Officer Thurman often gets called to the institution during his off hours nights, weekends, holidays to repair critical locks in order to maintain the security of the institution. He gets called in all the time and he never complains, said Chapman. Chapman said Thurmans hard work and positive attitude make him an ideal candidate for Officer of the Month. Prior to working for DOC, Thurman served in the U.S. Army, 82 nd Airborne Division, for 13 years. He was involved in Operation Just Cause (Panama) and Operation Desert Shield/ Desert Storm (Southwest Asia). When he first left the military, he served as store operations manager for Food Lion, supervising several stores in Jacksonville and the surrounding area for approximately six years. Barnett has worked for the Department of Corrections for nearly 10 years, spending all of her career at UCI. She has worked as administrative assistant to the major, the assistant warden and the warden. She served as the institutions recruiter, ensuring that prospective staff members completed all of the necessary steps in order to be hired. Barnett currently works in the institutions mail room, processing incoming and outgoing mail for inmates and staff members. This is a meticulous job since it also entails processing legal mail to and from attorneys and court systems. Gary Grainger, Barnetts supervisor, characterized her as efficient, diligent and helpful. She goes out of her way to help others. She makes sure the mail is properly distributed, as well as ensuring legal mail is logged and signed for daily, he said. I can depend on her to run the mail room when I am not there. She goes above and beyond her duties in the performance of her job. Mrs. Barnett ranks within the top 10 percent of UCIs staff for a job well done. Griffis is the food service director for the newly opened UCI Work Camp. Overseeing a brand new kitchen and food service system is a real challenge, but Griffis rose to the occasion and has the department up and running at full steam. Food service administrative assistant Sibi Johnson said, Mrs. Griffis is a very determined and hard-working woman who sets a great example for all other staff members. She is always early and always stays late to lend a helping hand. She is always in a great mood and is such a pleasure to work with! I feel very blessed to have her, not only as a supervisor, but as a lifelong friend. Griffis has worked at UCI for five years. She previously supervised the staff dining room, where employees could enjoy an inexpensive but delicious lunch without having to drive several miles during a limited lunch hour. In her current position as food service director at the work camp, she trains staff and inmates assigned to work in the kitchen. She supervises the cooking, baking and meal preparations each day, ensuring that good hygiene and food service standards are adhered to at all times. She trains inmates in skills they can use in the food service industry once they have re-entered society. She is also responsible for the efficient and economic operation of the food service department at the work camp. ABOVE: Asst. Warden David Maddox (at left) joins Warden Diane Andrews, Food Service Director Jeffrey Andrews and Dr. Rodolphe Lafontant (at right) in congratulating UCI Work Camp Food Service Director Eva Griffis after she was named the Employee of the Month for December from the work camp. TOP RIGHT: Warehouse Supervisor Gary Grainger (at left) joins Warden Diane Andrews and Asst. Warden Stephen Rossiter (at right) in congratulating Kim Barnett, UCI Main Units Employee of the Month for December. RIGHT: Col. Kevin Box and Asst. Warden David Maddox (at left) join Warden Diane Andrews (at right) in congratulating Officer Robert Thurman on being named December Officer of the Month for UCI.

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From the first five minutes, I felt at home, he said. The Medical Foster Home Program was created to give veterans an alternative to longterm care and assisted living Keystone Heights High School soccer player Juan Grimaldo (foreground) and an Eastside player prepare to make a play on a throwin during the District 5-2A championship match, which Eastside won 1-0. See page 5B for more on the Indians, who will play a Thursday, Jan. 30, in Mount Dora. Earning bids to the Florida High School Athletic Association Finals in weightlifting are (above, l-r) Union Kayla Geraghty, Kristen Cook and Courtney Personette, more. Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* CLOSED MON & TUES SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 Starts Friday, Jan. 31 Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri, 7:00, 9:05 Sat, 4:55, 7:00, 9:05 Sun, 5:15 Wed Thurs, 7:30EXPENDABLESNow Showing PG-13 Kevin Hart inFri, 8:00 Sat, 5:00, 8:00 Sun, 5:00 Wed Thurs, 7:15 RBradley Cooper in American HustleRide Along Strong for state Keep your eye on the ball BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It would be easy for an observer to conclude that Don Nolder and Teresa Dunn are father and daughter. There is an underlying affection to the sometimes teasing interaction that speaks of a close, familial bond. They are not related, but only in the truest sense of the word. Were very close, Dunn said. I dont think of him any different than any other family member I have. Though Dunn is the same age as Nolders daughter, Nolder said, Shes like a mother to me. She takes care of me. Nolder feels right at home, whether hes sitting on the back deck, where he can read a book and take in a view of the lake, or simply enjoying the company of Dunns 16-year-old dog, Missy, who finds it quite comfortable in Nolders arms. That is what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Home-Based Primary Care Medical Foster Home Program is all about. Tanya Fookes, the Medical Foster Home coordinator for the Gainesville area, said the program provides the veteran the ability to stay in the community, to be in a home and to be in a family environment rather than in an institution. Its really a quality of life for them as well, Fookes said. Nolder has been living with Dunn and her husband, David, for the past seven months. Upon his arrival, he knew he was in the right place. Giving those who served a true home life Veteran Don Nolder is pictured with is caregiver, Teresa Dunn. Nolder feels quite at home, especially See HOME, 8B

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2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 win a from one of these local merchants! Valentines Day messagesare something unique & special!Dont miss sending yours to that special someone... The Bradford County Telegraph Lake Region Monitor Union County Times our Special Message and a Picture of the One(s) You Love for UNION COUNTY TIMES386-496-2261 Fax: 386-496-2858 125 E. Main St Lake Butler, FL 904-964-6405 Fax: 904-964-8628 131 E. Call St Starke, FL 32091LAKE REGION MONITOR352-473-2210 Fax: 352-473-2210 7382 SR-21 Keystone Heights, FL Mail or bring in your completed form, cash/check/credit card to the office nearest you. Email photo and/or message to All messages must be in one of our offices by 12 noon Feb. 13. Please include a phone number. We can call you back for credit card info.

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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.) 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. Miss Bradford Fest set for Feb. 8 1983 when the thermometer rose only to 21. The next day, however, the temperature rose to the mid-30s for a few hours. Deputies responded to in excess of 100 reported accidents, mostly on U.S. 301. So many accidents were reported, it was difficult to keep exact records. City patrolmen were having the same difficulty. One officer said he did not have to be there to be able to write up an accident they all were basically the same. We really appreciate the many people and agencies who were involved during the weekend, and we dont want to leave anyone out, so we offer our sincere appreciation to anyone who helped in any way, said EMS Director Chapman and Sheriff Etheridge. sunshine, however, and traffic was back pretty much to normal by Sunday afternoon, even with the continuing below-freezing temperatures. Weekend temperatures recorded at the Gainesville Airport were a low of 34 and high of 37 for Friday, Dec. 22; a low of 24 and a high of 30 for Saturday; a low of 17 and a high of 30 for Sunday; and a low of 19, with a high of 44 for Monday, Christmas day. It took driversunfamiliar with icy roadssome time to learn to slow down. Wrecker services were kept busy pulling cars out of ditches. People were slipping down on the ice in the Deerfoot Village parking lot. Everybody has stories to tell about how cars slid around. Fortunately, there were no serious accidents. Plumbers have worked all weekend and are still repairing ruptured water pipes caused by ice. Sundays temperature in Starke was reported to be as low as 13 degrees in one area, with a high of 23. The high Monday was only 29, but Tuesdays warm-up back into the 40s signaled the return of more normal temperatures. Temperatures below freezing for two days and three nights may be a record for this area. This writer remembers only two times the temperature stayed below 32 degrees all day since 1960. The most recent was Christmas day There was talk of snow this week. By the time this issue is published, well know if we did indeed get flurries. Heres a look back to a couple of Telegraph stories that focused on what is an unusual occurrence in this area. On Feb. 12, 1899, Mrs. Jesse Jones, wife of a pioneer Starke merchant, took pen in hand, opened her diary and wrote: Snowstorm in Florida, Feb. 12, 1899, Sunday. It blew all day very hard and very cold. About nine oclock at night it commenced to rain and sleet. The wind blew hard all night. I slept very little as the wind frightened me, and when I awakened in the morning, I was very much amazed to see everything covered with snow, and the thermometer down to 8. I have lived in Florida since 1859 and have never seen anything like it before. The snow laid on the ground three days. The second day, Capt. Jones had to take a shovel and dig it off the front porch. I think everything must be killed; our garden is dead, nothing left. If orange trees are not killed, then they could be planted in the North. Capt. Jones is 64 years old, and this is the first time he ever saw snow. He was born and raised in Florida. Ninety years later came the Christmas snow of 1989, measuring less than half an inch except where banked. It could not match the snow of 1899, which was reported to be at least 2 inches. Due to steady freezing temperatures, both snows remained unmelted for three days. The 1899 freeze came just four years after the treacherous double-whammy dealt to this North Central Florida area during the winter of 1894-95, when one freeze with temperatures down to 13 degrees came in December, followed by another in February. The trouble was that the month of January was unseasonably warm, causing sap in the orange trees to rise. The freeze of Feb. Emma Theus, the daughter of Laura and Harold Theus of Starke, took first overall in the Senior Contemporary category and was also awarded Highest Overall Scoring Senior Soloist (ages 14-19) at the Tremaine Dance Competition in New York City. Theus placed ahead of 36 girls who were primarily from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Her performance was titled Iris and choreographed by Starke Academy of Dance teacher Stephanie Borglum. This was not Theus first taste of success at a Tremaine competition. In Atlanta last October, she placed first overall in the lyrical category and was awarded Highest Overall Scoring Senior Soloist for the routine The Muse, which was also choreographed by Borglum. At the Atlanta competition, Theus placed ahead of 44 girls (ages 14-18) who were primarily from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Theus may attend Nationals in Orlando this July, where she would compete against girls from all over for Dancer of the Year and to earn the chance to tour with the company for the 2014-15 season. Theus dances her way to the top at NYC competition BY JOE GISSY, E.L. MATTHEWS AND CAROLYN EAVES Bing Crosbys White Christmas finally came to Bradford County, with up to an inch of snow on the ground, mixed with an ice storm Saturday that made the tree tops glisten, just like Bing said. Winter arrived officially Thursday, Dec. 21, with a mild low of 33 degrees, touching off a prolonged five-day period of sub-freezing temperatures and setting a new record for length, but stopping short of the 8 degrees recorded here in 1835 and 1899. Low temperatures recorded at the city treatment plant on Edwards Road were 25 Saturday, 15 Sunday, 16 Monday, 28 Tuesday and 27 Wednesday. The wave of cold air sweeping down from Canada, mixing with moist air over the Gulf of Mexico, brought freezing rain, sleet, snow and frigid temperatures to all of North Florida, paralyzing traffic and wreaking havoc with power lines, water pipes, trees, plants and crops. Light rain Friday night turned to ice as it fell onto sub-freezing surfaces, glazing everything with a layer of ice. The rain turned into sleet and snow as temperatures dropped. Intermittent snow, sleet and rain continued throughout the day Saturday and into Sunday night, making driving hazardous to Florida drivers uninitiated into driving on ice. Clearing skies Sunday morning brought sunshine, but little warmththe temperature getting only to 29 degrees in the afternoon. Snow and ice on highways melted in the Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B 301 East Call Street Downtown Starke(by the Railroad Tracks Formerly Ricks)904-964-9253 atSunday, February 2nd @ 6:30pm Pick score of game until kick-off Y ou must be present at Lombardi Trophy Presentation D rink Specials All Day! LIVE MU SIC (904) 964-7555134 East Call Street Starke, FL Its Tax Time! Corporate and Individual Income Tax Services Full Bookkeeping & Payroll Services Audit & Accounting Services Business Consulting including Quickbooks & Accounting. Set up new Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships. back (l-r): Cindy Ward, Kara Wainwright, Brad Million front: Job White and Doug Reddish Let the professionals atReddish & White CPAsget the refund you deserve FAST 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 Looking for relatives of Sumpter Earl Buster and Mabel Geiger. Buster died in 1965, Mabel died in 2010. Mary Jane, Teresa, Rupert, Mildred and Bethel. We lived on Geiger Rd. in Starke. Snow? It happened in 1899... Emma Theus earned several top honors during the Tremaine Dance Competition in New York City. The Bradford Parents Athletic Association is now signing up children for T-ball, baseball and softball on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. until noon, at the Edwards Road ballfields in Starke. You may also register online at http://starkebradfordleague. baberuthonline.com. There will be a coaches meeting Friday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas Street center. Anyone interested in being certified as an umpire can attend a clinic on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 9 a.m. at Edwards Road. ...and 1989 in Bradford County See SNOW, 7B Bradford Parents Athletic Association sign-ups are under way 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 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. Archaeology, weaving to be topics at Feb. 3 DAR meeting

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Jane E. (formerly Jane E. Rice) and retired Navy LCDR Edward W. Nelson, a retired air route traffic controller, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a family luncheon hosted by their children. They were married Feb 5, 1944 in Atlanta. Their children are Barbara Mains of The Villages; Karen Nelson of Keystone Heights; Cindy Machupa of Gainesville and the late Nancy Darby Bloodgood of Keystone Heights. The Nelsons have nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Nelsons celebrate 70 years 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Th e Outdoor Power Super Store No One Beats Our Prices In cludes pickup & delivery on Lawn Tractors & Riding Mowers within *Of fers valid Jan. 1 March 31, 2014* $2995 ( 904)368-9156 127 E. 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For years Sampson Lake and Sampson River ran very well. Then the great team of Bradford County and Suwanee River Management decided they could do a better job than nature. Well, here is the result of their great job! We now have flooding on one side of Sampson Lake and very low water along the riverside. For years Sampson River was enjoyed by both boaters and fishermen. The boats Dear Editor: Disappointed was an understatement when I read the front page article in the Lake Region Monitor dated Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, entitled Brown Resigning from KH council will challenge Hildreth for mayor post. Mr. Browns assertion that the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board (CRAB) was all supporters of Mayor Hildreth was quite surprising to hear. To insinuate that this board has any political agenda is patently false. The CRAB members do not discuss mayoral politics, instead we discuss in meetings that are open to the public ways we can improve the business climate and the lives of the citizens of Keystone Heights. The CRAB is responsive to and supportive of all members of the city council and city staff because we must work together to be successful. What a shame that Vice Mayor Brown would make a disparaging comment about this board. For the record, the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board is not a club, these task oriented business owners and volunteers were approved by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). These same members make up the city council which Mr. Brown is on. Trying to give the impression that the CRAB needs to slow down is unjustified, it implies we are a runaway train or somehow not accountable to the CRA board where the opposite is true. All CRAB meetings are open to the public, advertised, and recorded; in addition, I have personally invited Mr. Brown to attend the meetings. Most importantly to note is that the structure of the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board only advises the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). It is only with approval from the CRA that the CRAB moves forward on any projects. So why would Mr. Brown imply otherwise? Thank you for the opportunity to set the record straight. We look forward to working with all members of the CRA the city council and the business community. Deirdre Murphy, Chairperson of the City of Keystone Heights Community Redevelopment Advisory Board Letters editor@bctelegraph.com Browns views of CRAB are off the mark Edward and Jane Nelson Bradford County, Suwannee River Water Management are no friends to lakes, rivers could easily go up and down the river enjoying the sights and sounds of nature and perhaps even stopping to chat with the residents that lived along the river. A great time was enjoyed by both the boaters and the residents. That has now come to an end! Our great useless County Officials and the Suwanee River MIS Management has seen to that. We now live on Canoe Less Creek (formerly known as Sampson River). If youre very lucky you can canoe if you find deep enough spots. One day its Oh Wow, we have water, OOPS here comes Bradford County and Suwanee River MIS Management, and there goes the water! Instead of taking care of the reasons for the problems they continue to contribute to the problems. We are told that the homes in the Country Club area flood so they have to open up the flow out of Sampson Lake. Well, it seems to me that someone in this County should be able to figure out that we need to have better drainage along the problem areas. Sampson River cannot and should not handle all the high water problems in the County. Also, who was the intelligent County person that allowed people to build homes along Sampson Lake and not make sure that the elevation was high enough to handle a high water time (oh sorry, I forgot that would require someone thinking). Most Counties are able to figure these problems out. Anyone with common sense and some intelligence looking for a job Bradford County needs help! The only thing that this County and Suwanee River MIS Management have been able to accomplish is turning our lakes and rivers into retention ponds and depreciating our property values. Take a look around and you will see for yourself the results of their work! Richard Corbin Dear Editor: On Friday, January 24th, Southside Elementary School partnered with Bradford High School for a Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) Tailgate Party a pep rally to honor the students at Southside who exemplified the behavioral expectations we have set being prompt, prepared, respectful, safe and honest. Over 400 students were honored at this event, and were treated to performances by the Bradford High School Drumline, Southside, Bradford High form positive partnership Cheerleaders and Football Team. Southsides Assistant Principal, Sherree Alvarez was present to give a motivational speech, telling students that every step they make in the right direction puts them one step closer to successfully meeting their goals. An event of this kind took a lot of planning and coordination of efforts. This would not have been possible if not for the support Southside received from Bradford High School Principal, Bryan Boyer and his staff. Every step of the way, Bradford High School staff and students were where they were supposed to be, when they were supposed to be there it was amazing to see how smoothly this event worked with so many people working together. In the words of Bradford High Schools Coach Burch, I like it when I see a play come together. The staff at Southside has to be among the best staff anywhere. From the teachers who have taught and reinforced behavioral expectations, to the Positive Behavior Supports Team, to the dedicated staff who worked the event we are a family, and once again have shown what can be accomplished when we all work together for a common cause. At the culmination of Southsides Tailgate Party, I took a moment to reflect on everyone who had a part in making this event a success. I am thankful I am a part of the Southside Elementary School family, and blessed that we were able to partner with such a competent and well pulled together team as Bradford High School. Robin Frazer Dear Editor: Much of the blame for the cliff that this country is hurtling toward must be credited to the career politicians that we Americans have been supporting throughout the years. Of course, we, the voters (and in a certain sense, the non-voters) also play a major role in this fiasco, since we are the ones who enter the voting booth and make our selection. We have screwed up royally. But I am especially disenchanted with the lifetime members of our House and Senate--from both parties- because their refusal to step down has led to what many call the fourth branch of government. That would be special interest groups. These hundreds of wealthladen organizations heavily influence what our legislators do in Washington as a result of the donations they make to Time to elect someone other than career politicians politicians. Whether anyone admits it or not, huge sums of money influence peoples actions. It would be extremely foolish to think otherwise. Until term limits and/or curbs on financial donations become the law of the land, the wise thing for us to do would be to stop electing politicians and begin to elect teachers, merchants, engineers, doctors, etc. (Notice that I dont include lawyers in my list. They, too, are a big part of the problem because they are trained to accept no outcome except to win. That is no way to run a country.) So where do we begin? Thats easy. Send a message loud and clear in the next presidential election. Elect someone who is not involved in politics; who can communicate clearly and honestly, who has real American values; who can reach out and unite all of our citizens without pandering to any; who will actually support the Constitution of the United States. Is there such a person? Absolutely!? His name is Dr. Ben Carson. This retired Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins is a model of the American dream. He overcame tremendous difficulties in his early life and is famous for his groundbreaking work separating conjoined twins. His lifelong commitment to education, his ability to bring people together, and his basic values make him an ideal choice as the most important American. Of course, dont take my word for it. Go online. Do the research (like I did). Watch the movie about his life. Read his books. You cant help but be impressed. Dr. Carson has declared that he will become a candidate if there is a real clamoring from the people. So, lets do ourselves a favor. Lets make enough noise to send an undeniable message to the politicians, the special interest hacks, and all the people of this land. We want a real American as our leader. We want Dr. Ben Carson. Leonard C. Young Keystone Heights Socials

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Luciera Hamm, Kierston Boatwright and Autumn Rodgers earned sixth-place finishes for Bradford. Hamm had a 195 total (100, 95) in the 101 class, while Boatwright had a 195 total (105, 90) in the 110 class. Rodgers had a 225 total (90, 135) in the 129 class. Leah Bryant and Courtney Stanton earned a pair of seventhplace finishes for the Tornadoes. Bryant had a 220 total (95, 125) in the 129 class, while Stanton had a 225 total (110, 115) in the 183 class. Also placing in the top 10 for Bradford were Olivia Archer and Shannon Mikell. Archer was eighth in the 119 class with a 205 total (105, 100), while Mikell was eighth in the 183 class with a 220 total (105, 115). Carson Elder, Ryann Clemons, Sydnie Davis, Haley Sweat and Brooke Shireman competed for Bradford. Their totals were: Elder 185 (80, 105) in the 139 class, Clemons 220 (100, 120) and Davis 205 (105, 100) in the 169 class, and Sweat 245 (120, 125) and Shireman 205 (105, 100) in the unlimited class. The top six individuals in each weight class at the state finals will earn medals. Griffis said its a special group he has that will attempt to earn those medals. The five state qualifiers stay at least 30 minutes after practice in an attempt to get better. Plus, they have a close bond. These girls have camaraderie. Every one of them watches out for the other one, Griffis said, adding, All of them want the best for each other. second in the 169 class with a 295 total (170, 125), but Cassidy McDilda was awarded runnerup status due to the weigh-in tiebreaker. Gainesvilles Breanna Thomas won the 169 class with a 330 total. Bradfords Hopkins finished 5 pounds behind Unions Personette in the 119 class with a 245 total (110, 135). Story said going back to the start of the season, he couldnt have envisioned Hopkins reaching such a total. However, the junior has proven to be mentally tough and the battles she had with making weight last year were non-existent this year, Story said. The Jan. 18 Keystone Heights High School Invitational was a sign of things to come. Story said when he saw how easy Hopkins third clean and jerk attempt of 125 was, he knew she had a chance to qualify for state. Hopkins tied for the highest clean and jerk total at the District 4 meet. Shes a strong girl, and shes a pretty hard worker, Story said. Bradford had two lifters finish two spots out of qualifying for state. Karen Clark was fifth in the 110 class with a 205 total (100, 105), while Jordan Davis was fifth in the 139 class with a 245 total (120, 125). Clarks total was just 5 pounds behind third place. Trinity Catholic (4-17-1) in a Jan. 30 quarterfinal match. The Indians and Rams played a scoreless first half in the District 5 championship match, but Eastside got a goal from Tyler Miller-Jones off of a header of penalty kick in the 47 th minute. It marked the first time an opponent had shut Keystone out this season. They definitely had a great game plan, Waters said. They got us off our short passing game. They were very aggressive. The refs let them play. We didnt make those one or two plays that we normally make. Miller-Jones had at least four good looks in the first half, but he misfired on a couple of attempts. Goalie Eric Wood made a save on a one-on-one play, while Wyatt Graziano cleared another Miller-Jones attempt out of the box. Keystones Zac Hawkins sent a nice cross into the box with approximately two minutes remaining in the first half, but an Eastside player was able to head the ball away and prevent a possible score. Juan Grimaldo had the Indians best attempt at a goal in the second half with approximately four minutes remaining, but Keystone just couldnt get the goal it needed to extend the match. Though the players were disappointed, their coach was ready to talk about the overall season. Keystone has shut out 18 opponents this season and went 14-0 in regular-season district play. This is the best team Keystone Heights has ever produced, Waters said. The Indians get to continue playing by virtue of having made it to the district championship match. Their regional-clinching berth came in a 3-0 win over Crescent City in a Jan. 22 district semifinal match. Hawkins scored two goals, while Cory Hedding had another. Grimaldo assisted on all three. pleasant surprise. He said he expected a 145-150 total in the bench press and a 135 total in the clean and jerk. Cook was determined to do more. She came out fired up and told me what she wanted to do, Griffis said. What she did was get 160 in the bench and 145 in the clean and jerk for a 305 total, which put her 25 pounds ahead of 199 runner-up Yana Parker of Gainesville. Brown and Personette were runners-up in their respective classes. Brown, who also qualified for state last season, had a bench press of 165 and a clean and jerk of 155 for a 320 total, which put her 20 pounds ahead of Ocala West Ports Nia Randolph. However, she had to go up against two-time defending state champion Jessica Kinsler of Gainesville, who won the class with a 440 total. Personette fractured one of her elbows eight weeks ago, so Griffis wasnt sure what to expect out of her. She finished with a 250 total (135 bench press, 115 clean and jerk), which was 5 pounds behind 119 champion Megan Neal of Gainesville. Her bench press total topped the class. She had the day of her life, Griffis said. Geraghty actually tied for BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford and Union County high schools will send a combined six girls weightlifters to the state finals after their performances at the District 4 qualifying meet on Jan. 25 in Belleview. The top three lifters in each weight class earned the right to go to the state meet, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, in Kissimmee. Union will be sending a school-record five, including district champions Kristen Cook (199-pound class) and Kaylee Findley (unlimited). Im so proud of them, Union coach Bryan Griffis said. You dont know how it feels to carry five girls (to the district meet) and go five for five. The efforts of Cook, Findley, Jessica Brown, Kayla Geraghty and Courtney Personetteall of whom set personal records in the bench pressled to a thirdplace finish for Union in the team standings behind champion Gainesville and runner-up Ocala Vanguard. Christin Hopkins was Bradfords lone qualifier. She was able to get the last spot in the 119 class, finishing third behind Unions Personette. Bradford had 15 compete at the meet, with 10 earning top-10 finishes. Overall, we had a pretty decent day, Bradford coach Deac Story said. Findley finished 10 pounds ahead of unlimited runner-up Virginia Strough of Bronson. Findley had a bench press of 205 poundswhich was at least 15 pounds better than every other lifter in the classand a clean and jerk of 145 to give her a 350 total. Griffis said Cook, a sophomore who is in her first year of weightlifting, was a Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B (904) 368-81581371 US 301 S., Starke, FL OPEN LATE COLD BEER ~ GREAT FOOD ~ PLENTY OF TVs 50 Wings$40(Any 2 flavors)100 Wings$75(Any 4 flavors)10 Wing Combo$999(Includes side & drink)20 Wings & Pitcher of Beer$20Come Join Us!20 Wing Combo$1899(Includes 2 sides & 2 drinks) IN CONCER T THE TRIBUTE QUARTETfrom Nashville, Tennessee(Including Local T alent Josh Singletary)Award-winning T ribute Quartet atFellowship Baptist Chur chin Raiford For mor e information call (386) 431-1732 Located 1 mile South of Raifor d on SR-121 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Regional tournament success has been hard to come by for the Keystone Heights High School girls soccer team, with Ocala Trinity Catholic serving as the Indians recent nemesis. Keystone (17-9-1) traveled to Ocala to take on the defending state champs in a Class 2A quarterfinal match on Jan. 23, losing 9-0. The Celtics (15-3-1) ended the Indians seasons in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013 also by scores of 3-0, 6-0, 8-0 and 8-0. Keystone was attempting to move into the semifinal round for the fifth time in school history. Trinity, which got two goals each from Briana Camargo, Julia Gruber and Lindsey Pinder, played Santa Fe this past Tuesday in the semifinals. Santa Fe (25-1), which defeated the Indians for the District 5 championship, won its firstever regional playoff match, defeating Umatilla 5-2. The Celtics have defeated Santa Fe 8-0 twice in past regional matchups. Christin Hopkins competes in the clean and jerk for Bradford. Photo by Shelley Rodgers. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School allowed just the second goal this season against district competition, but it proved to be enough for the Eastside Rams, who defeated the Indians 1-0 in the District 5-2A boys soccer championship match on Jan. 24 in Gainesville. It was a great district final, said Keystone head coach Trevor Waters, whose team will travel to play District 6 champion Mount Dora in a regional quarterfinal match on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. They made the one play, and we werent able to make the play. Keystone (21-3-2) will now travel to play District 6 champion Mount Dora (13-8-2) in a regional quarterfinal match on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Well win that one, and well see (Eastside) again, Waters said. Eastside (18-6) will host Rams defeat KHHS for district title KHHS girls fall to Celtics again Kaylee Findley was one of two district champions for Union County. Photo by Shelley Rodgers. If Keystone wins its regioanl matchup against Mount Dora, it will travel to play either Eastside or Trinity Catholic in a semifinal match on Tuesay, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. Visit www.starkejournal. com to view more photos. (Membership required.) Eric Wood makes a save in the second half for the Indians.

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In addition to her husband, she is survived by: her son, Bobby (Lila); daughter, Leigh (Forrest); granddaughter, Courtney and her twin sister, Marilyn Bridges. She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Alberta Garrett, and her adopted stepfather Roy Bridges. Carolyn grew up in Stuckey, S.C. later moving to Gainesville as a child. She graduated from P.K. Yonge Laboratory School. Following high school, she attended the University of Florida and graduated with highest honors from Florida Southern College in Lakeland with a B.S. degree in biology and world history. She was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and additionally was a member of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and was elected as a member of the Florida Academy of Sciences. Following graduation, she met and married her husband Hill, raising her children in Birmingham, AL for 15 years before moving back to Florida. In addition to raising her children, she was active in a number of organizations including PTA, Keystone Heights City Council, and various social organizations, serving in a variety of leadership roles. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Starke. Her interests were many and varied. She was an accomplished tennis player and an ardent supporter of Gator athletics. She was an avid fan of Gator football and basketball relishing the triumphs and enduring the defeats. She was able to witness several championship seasons and enjoyed them thoroughly. She loved to travel and had an adventurous spirit. Her memorial service was held at Williams-Thomas Funeral Home West Area, 823 NW 143rd Street at Jan. 29, with Dr. Don McGarity officiating. Following the memorial service, she will be interred in Indiantown, S.C. at a later date. The family would like to thank everyone who offered comfort and support in her final days. Special thanks to the staff at North Florida Regional Hospital as well as Haven Hospice who made her journey home a peaceful one. Additionally, the support of Dr. Don McGarity, her pastor at First Presbyterian in Starke was invaluable. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, a contribution in her honor be made to First Presbyterian Church of Starke (912 East Call St., Starke, FL 32091). Please visit her memorial page at williamsthomasfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY Cecelia Brown STARKECecelia Kay Brown, 71, of Starke, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. She was born June 22, 1942 to Millard A. and Doris I. (Griffis) Strickland in Jacksonville. She was of the Holiness faith. She is survived by six children, Ted E. Manning, Randall E. Manning, Doris I. Manning, Carol S. Parrish, Priscilla Manning and Alan Manning; siblings, Ellen Carolyn Harvey, Edward Buddy Clark, Carl Wayne Morris, Debra Branch, Lind McCormick and Joe Morris; 18 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Timothy Bryan Timothy Bryan STARKEMr. Timothy Alan Timmy Bryan, age 52, of Starke passed away on Jan. 11, 2014 at Shands University Hospital in Gainesville, with his family by his side. He was born on May 11, 1961 to the late Loyd and Beverly Bryan of Starke. He is preceded in death by his sister, Cathy Taylor; and his brother, Micheal Mike Bryan. Timmy can be remembered for his horsemanship, in his younger years. He showed his barrel horse Strawberry at the Local Bradford Roping Club and the Bradford 4-H Horse Club, which he won state in pole bending and cloverleaf. He loved his fish pond behind his house. He was a Florida Gator and Nascar Fan, his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt, Sr. He was a big fan of John Wayne. He worked for Terrwilliger Motors, Jim Martin Tires of Jacksonsville, and he was self employed in construction. Timmy is survived by: his wife of 30 years, Sharon Bryan; his son, Alan Micheal Bryan; sisters, Sharen Bryan Mcmillan of Waldo, Cindy Bryan (Alan) Wilkerson of Clay Hill; brothers, Loyd (Marian) Bryan Jr. of Lawtey, John Bryan of Starke, and Donnie (Sheila) Jackson of Raiford. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Church of God in Lawtey. PAID OBITUARY Brenda Canaday CONWAY, S.C.Brenda Joyce Canaday, 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at her residence following an illness. Born Nov. 30, 1947 in Bluefield, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lacey and Alice Miller Mullins. She is predeceased by: daughter, Brenda Joyce Fowler; brother, Lacy Mullins Jr.; and a sister, Louise Sizemore. She is survived by: her husband Richard Glen Canaday Sr.; sons, Richard Canaday Jr. of Starke and Basil (Teresa) Canaday II of Conway, S.C.; daughters, Regina (Elmer) Williams and Jennifer (Kristopher) Hinson both of Lakeland; brothers, David Mullins and Charles Mullins both of W.Va.; sisters, Debbie Orndorff and Linda McGraw both of Va., Ruth Williams of N.C.; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice 1500 Main St. Conway, SC 29526. Anthony Civitarese Anthony Civitarese JACKSONVILLEAnthony Tony Camillo Civitarese, 90, of Jacksonville died on Jan. 22, 2014. He was born in Chiefi, Italy on Jan. 1, 1924 to the late Leonardo and Liberata Civitarese. He worked as a salesman for Huggin Sash & Door for many years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Sampson City Church of God. He is predeceased by: his first wife, Sarah E. Civitarese; sister, Rosie Civitarese; and brothers, Pete, Ernest and Nicholas Civitarese. Tony is survived by: his wife of 14 years, Carolyn Hilliard Civitarese; children, Ronald A. Civitarese of Seattle, Wash., Benjamin (Pamela) Civitarese of Evans, Ga., and Victor R. Civitarese of Jacksonville; step children, Lola E. (Wayne) Douglas of San Antonio, Texas, Teresa L. (Joey) Faulkner, Tommy L. (Regina) Hilliard, Jr., Carolyn (William) Reddish and James Todd Hilliard, Sr. all of Starke; sister, Mary L. Civitarese Margeson of Peabody, Mass.; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 25 at Sampson City Church of God with Reverend Gene Bass officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Ernie Dukes, Sr. FLORAHOMEErnie L. Dukes, Sr., 83, of Florahome died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at the Lakewood Nursing Center in Crescent City. He was born on May 6, 1930 to the late Brady and Ethel Dukes in Jacksonville where he had also retired as a shipyard supervisor. He was a longtime resident of the Florahome and Keystone Heights area and also a member of the Dunham Woods Baptist Church. His daughter, Sonya Lynn Bynum had preceded him in death. He is survived by: his wife of 65 years, Joyce (Pellum); son, Butch (Kathy) Dukes of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brother, Jimmy Dukes of Brunswick, Ga.; two grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were Jan. 25, in the Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott ONeal officiating. The burial followed at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. James Green STARKEJames Jimmy Archibald Green, 81, of Starke, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at Shands at the University of Florida. He was born in Starke on June 22, 1932 to the late Adam Green and Rosa Driggers Green. He has been a lifelong resident of Bradford County where he graduated from Bradford High School. He served in the National Guard, worked part time for the Bradford County Sheriffs Office, and retired from the Department of Corrections after 31 years. He attended the River of Life Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert and Herbert Green; and sisters, Grace Green Page and Dorothy Green Reese. He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Mary Carlton Green; daughter, Stephanie (George) Loznicka of Keystone Heights; two grandchildren; and one greatgrandson. Funeral services were held Jan. 29, at Archie Tanner Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Charlie Green officiating. Interment followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Raymond Hodges Raymond Hodges LOGANDALE, NEV.Raymond Everet Hodges, age 74, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 in Logandale, Nev. He was born Aug. 25, 1939 in Sanderson, Florida to Roland and Emmie Godwin Hodges. He was briefly married to Florence Lewis of East Palatka before serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Germany where he met and married his second wife Karin. Their only son, Ronald, was born in Germany. Raymond grew up in Florida, where he and Karin raised their son. In Florida he worked mostly as a truck driver. In 1976 they moved to Colorado where he worked in the construction industry and for many years for the Silt Irrigation District. He loved the Rockies and enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding their horses. Ray and Karin divorced after they moved to Nevada. In 2013 Ray came to Logandale to live with his son. He will be remembered as a gentle southern gentleman. Survivors include: his son, Ronald Ron (Stormie) Hodges; one granddaughter, Courtney both of Logandale, Nev.; sister, Linda (Mike) Deloach of Maggie Valley, N.C.; brothers, Kenneth (Connie) Hodges of Palatka, and J.W. (Shirley) Hodges. He has numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held Jan. 24, at Archie Tanner Funeral Services with Pastor Glenn Tillis officiating. Interment followed at Swift Creek Cemetery in Lake Butler. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit archietannerfuneralservices. com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Barbara Laird STARKEBarbara E. Laird, 80, of Starke died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Windsor Manor following an extended illness. She was born on Oct. 13, 1933 in Miami to the late Nolian and Jessie Mae (Holt) Beckham. She was a homemaker and member of Union Baptist Church in Newberry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Laird. Survivors are: sons, Michael Cooper of Ft. Lauderdale and Patrick (Maryanne) Cooper of New York; five grandchildren; one great grandson. Graveside funeral services were held on Jan. 27 at Union Baptist Church Cemetery, in Newberry. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home in Starke. John Marsh STARKEJohn Wilton Marsh, 85, of Starke died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Parkside Assisted Living Facility in Starke. He was born in Atlanta, Ga. Oct. 18, 1928 to the late Oscar W. and Louise (Trammel) Marsh, and served in the United States Air force. He first retired from the Miami Beach area as a firefighter and later as Safety Director from Shands Hospital in Gainesville. He was a member of the St. Madeleine Catholic Church in High Springs. His wife of 52 years, Barbara and their two sons, Jeffery and Gregory had preceded him in death. Survivors are: daughters, Joanna Marsh of St. Augustine and Sharon (Richard) Pierce, of Seattle, Wash., one granddaughter; and one great granddaughter. There are no scheduled services at this time. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Parkside Assisted Living Facility, 329 Church Street, Starke, FL 32091. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Della Saily Della Saily GAINESVILLEDella Saily, 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep Nov. 26, 2013, at North Florida Rehabilitation and Specialty Care in Gainesville. Born in 1921 in Winegar (now Presque Isle), Wis. to George and Dora Steinback, she enjoyed reading, playing the piano and swimming in the lakes in the summer. When she was a teenager, they moved a few miles to Marenisco, Mich., across the road from the Saily farm. Art Saily, the youngest of the six Saily brothers, began courting Della and they were married in 1943. After Art returned from serving overseas in WWII, they started their family, living at the Saily farm. In 1961 they moved out west, living in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. Della worked in retail, became a Certified Nursing Assistant, cooked at nursing homes, and taught kindergarten. After retiring to Marenisco in 1978, Della cooked for a local hunting lodge. She and Art enjoyed visiting with their family and friends, fishing the lakes, walking in the woods, and finding the first wild strawberries. She and her husband moved to Keystone Heights in 2002 to be near their daughter. After celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary, her beloved husband Art preceded her in death in 2006. She was a loving and devoted mother who will be greatly missed by her son, David Saily of Ridgefield, Conn. and her daughters, Mary Saily of Reston, Va. and Janet Groesbeck of Melrose. She is also survived by her brother, Buck Steinback of Colbert, Wash.; brother, Bruce Steinback of El Paso, Texas; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 31, at 2:00 p.m. at Lake Swan Camp, 647 State Road 26, Melrose, FL. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Jan Groesbeck, 207 Rose Ave, Melrose FL 32666. PAID OBITUARY Dorothy Salazar STARKEDorothy Winter Salazar, age 91 of Starke, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. She was born on March 19, 1922 to the late Everett Herschel and Ethel (Stevens) Winter in Hollis, N.Y. Ms. Salazar loved the arts, theatre, fashion, her family and church. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Starke. Dorothy was a performer in vaudeville shows during the 1930s and continued until 1956, where she, along with her sisters, Effie and Mae, were known as the Winter Sisters. They performed dancing, acrobats and tumbling, and had traveled with Bob Hopes USO tour. Ms. Salazar also performed in Billy Roses Broadway production of Jumbo. Upon departing from the performing arts, Ms. Salazar taught at Bradford Middle School as a paraprofessional retiring in 1996. She continued to teach dance long after her retirement from the Bradford County School Board. Survivors are: her children, Donald Salazar of Ft. Lauderdale, Susan Ladyga of Biloxi, Miss., Linda Lee of Keystone Heights, Scott Salazar of Starke and Lorie (Pat) Renz of Jackson Hole, Wyo. Ms. Salazar is also survived by seven grandchildren, Dominick Ladyga, Leland Salazar, Patrick Renz, Spencer Lee, Alex SalazarHutchins, Andrew Renz and Hannah Lee; a great-grandchild, Payton Hutchins, as well as three nephews, George Fraser of Wisconsin, Raymond Fraser and James Fraser both of Illinois. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, Feb. 1, at the First Presbyterian Church of Starke with Reverend Dr. Don McGarity officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 620 Nona Street, Starke, FL 32091. On-line condolences may be left at www.jonesgallagherfh.com. PAID OBITUARY Robert Smith HAMPTONRobert Earl Smith, 88, of Hampton died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Windsor Manor. The family will receive friends at the First Christian Church on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10-11:00 am with funeral services beginning at 11:00. Interment will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery with Pastor John Faulkner officiating. The complete obituary was not available before press time, but will appear in next weeks paper. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke.

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7 was brought in by a blizzard in the Northeast, with temperatures of 30 below. Lake City repoted a low of 8 degrees; Palatka 11; and Starke 8, according to Mrs. Jones diary. During the warm January, orange trees budded out and were blooming. With the trees full of sap, they were split wide open by the cold, dripped sap and froze again. When spring finally came, the outlines of once-flourishing orange trees stood bleak and still against the sky. A few survived, but four years later, another February freeze killed those remaining, and citrus growers in this area abandoned their groves, and the industry moved farther south. Although this years freeze may have been the longest on record, with temperatures below 32 degrees for most of 72 hours (Saturday through Tuesday), it failed to break records for the lowest temperature. T.F. Davis, in his History of Jacksonville, published in 1925, wrote: Feb. 8, 1835, was the coldest day ever known before or since in this section. At 8 oclock that morning, the thermometer stood at 8 degrees above 0, and the actual minimum was undoubtedly lower. Along Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B I n ternet Ca f e 301 S. Star ke Across from KOA 904-964-3350 Sweepstakes Amusement Parlor Jo es Tires 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) 964-(8473) 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 Jeffery Scott LAKE BUTLERJeffery Scott, 64, of Lake Butler died suddenly at the Lake Butler Hospital, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. He was born in Palatka and later moved to Lake Butler where he worked and retired from the Reception and Medical Center. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served for 21 years. He is the son of the late Vandiver Scott and Elenor Barrs Rake. He is preceded in death by: brother, James Scott; sister, Betty; and son, Alvin D Scott. He is survived by: his wife, Linda Parrish Scott; sons, Leroy (Rosie) Scott, Jeff (Kym) Andrews, Joshua (Patty) Andrews; daughter, Tammy (Nathen) Johnson; brothers, Robert (Linda) Scott, Lonnie Scott; sisters, Janie (Cory) Hilburn, Dorthy (Elbert) Gilbert, Connie (Bill) Ritch, Sue (Ed) Kessel, 17 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. The memorial service will be held Monday, Feb. 3, at 2:00 pm in the Archer Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Hazel Starr WALDOHazel Ruth Starr, age 88, of Waldo, passed away on Jan. 24, 2014 at her residence with family by her side. She was born in Hampton on Aug. 11, 1925 to the late George Rahme and Mary Clifford Green Rahme. Hazel retired from the University of Florida after many years of dedicated service as a data entry supervisor. She loved her family and her church, First Baptist Church of Waldo, which she attended and was a member of for many years. Hazel was a loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother who was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Roy Alston Starr; and her siblings, Edna Dyal, George Rahme, Alta Adkins Albbright, Gladys Chesser, and Clyde Rahme. Hazel is survived by: her loving sons, Franklin Price (Linda) Starr of Bryceville, and H. Clyde (Carol) Starr of Graham; her five grandchildren, Melissa (Bob) Neubauer, Travis (Pam) Starr, David Starr, Daniel Starr, and Tommy (Kathryn) Starr; and her five great-grandchildren, Jessie Suarez, Hayden Starr, Hailee Starr, Landon Starr, Gabriel Starr. Graveside services were held at Hampton Cemetery Jan. 27, with Reverend Jim DuBois officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke, FL. 904-964-5757. Visit www. archietannerfuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Frances Thomas Frances Thomas WORTHINGTON SPRINGS Frances Mae Thomas called on the Lord early in the morning on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in her home surrounded by her children. She spent time alone reading the bible and praying. Thomas was born in Eutaw (Green County) Ala. to the union of the late Louis and Mary E. Crear Thomas. She moved to Worthington Springs in the 1950s. She had 12 siblings and was the mother of 16 children. Four siblings and two children preceded her in death: four siblings, brothers, Louis Thomas and Wyatt Thomas; sisters, Mary Cohens and Frankie Owens; two children, daughters, Frankie Thomas and Deland Thomas. Frances raised her children by working in fields until she got her GED and enrolled in the Nursing Assistant Program. She worked at Alachua General Hospital in Gainesville as a nursing assistant. She retired at General Electric in Alachua as a battery operator. She also held various of other jobs: cook/butcher at Brown Brothers Grocery Store, butcher at Taylors Grocery Store, cleaning buildings at Worthington Springs Community Center and Mid-Florida Trucking, cook at the Thousand Oak Hunting Camp and sold Stanley Products. She also volunteered at Lake Butler Hospital as a Pink Lady. She leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Marcell (Mary) Lett-Starke, Hezekiah Thomas of Tampa, Nathaniel Harris of Lake Butler, Theodore Thomas of Lake Butler, Joe Thomas of Lake Butler, Herman Thomas of Ft. Lauderdale, Thurman Thomas of Lake Butler, Curtis (Candace) Thomas of Alachua; daughters, Paulette (Willie James) Strong of Lawtey, Doris Thomas of Lawtey, Alma Thomas of Lake Butler, Juanita Thomas of Gainesville, Regina (Gregory) Merricks of Lake Butler, Patricia Goodman of Lake Butler; brothers, Johnnie (Augusta) Thomas of Tampa, Leslie (Precious) Thomas of Sarasota, Jessie (Emma) Thomas of Plant City, Wilson (Edith) Thomas-Ft. Washington, Md.; sisters, Girt L. Walker of Gainesville, Daisy T. Barton of St. Petersburg; 44 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren, nine greatgreat grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and grieving friends. Funeral Arrangements: Viewing will be at Duncan Brothers Funeral Home Directing 428 NW 8th Street Gainesville, FL. 32601, on Friday, Jan. 31 at 27:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at Union County High School Auditorium 1000 South Lake Avenue Lake Butler, FL 32054 on Feb. 1 at 2:00 p.m. PAID OBITUARY Patty Williams LAKE BUTLERPatty S. Williams, 60 of Lake Butler died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at her residence of an extended illness surrounded by her family. She was born on April 16, 1953 to the late Caris Sheffield and Jeanette Lowery Sparkman in Jacksonville. She lived most of her life in Keystone Heights, moving to Lake Butler 13 years ago. She was self employed and was a member of the Lake Hill Baptist Church in Keystone. She is preceded in death by her son, Chris Payton. She is survived by: her husband, Bernard Henry Williams of Lake Butler; daughters, Pamela (Will) Baldree of Worthington Springs, Allison (Kevin) Hillard of Raiford, Micaela (Glenn) Cannon of Lake Butler, Arielle (Matt) Schmitt of New York; son, Justin (Trevis) Williams of Callahan; 14 grandchildren; mother, Jeanette Sparkman of Bell; brothers, Wesley (Kim) Sheffield of Ft. White, Steve (Penny) Sheffield of Bell, Bryan Sheffield of Keystone Heights, Jack Sheffield of Keystone Heights; and sister, Wanda (Doug) Cason of Lake Butler. Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at Grace Christian Fellowship Church in Worthington Springs, with Pastor Terry Elixson officiating. Burial was held at Elzey Chapel Cemetery. Archer Funeral Home is in Charge of the arrangements. Barbara Willis Barbara Willis LAKE CITYBarbara Rae Ellis Willis, 81 of Lake City went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Barbara was born on May 18, 1932 to Loren and Renora Elllis, in Michigan City, Ind. She attended school in Valparaiso, Ind., Hollywood, Florida and graduated from Deland High School. Barbara worked for several companies as a secretary as well as being the secretary for the Eustis Chamber of Commerce. She subsequently worked the latter part of her career in mobile home sales in the Central Florida area. She was a member of the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lake City. She was a dedicated member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eustis Elks Lodge. She also was a long time hostess of the Florida Hospitality Rooms at National Elks Conventions, assisting her husband, Frank who was State Secretary of the Florida Elks Association. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Frank Willis. She was a well loved lady who is survived by: sons, Mike (Denise) and Steve (Tracy); grandchildren, Loren (Brandon), Kendyl (Ashton), Christian, Rachel; and greatgrandsons, Graysen and Kennon who lovingly called her NeNe. She also leaves behind her sister, Connie Boynton (Ray) of Jacksonville; sisters in law, Ruby Coig and Lexine Leinwar, of Mandeville, La.; nieces and nephews, Diane, Mary, Neil, Debbie, Stephanie, Milton, Michelle, Bobby, Denise, Phillip, Caren and Tyler. Barbaras family and many friends were a very important part of her life. Barbaras life was celebrated on Jan. 29th at The First Christian Church Lake Butler. Brother Art Peterson and Pastor Bruce Alkire officiated. Arrangements are in the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that a donation be made to Haven Hospice, York Center, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, Fl. 32606-3809. PAID OBITUARY d Obituaries d SNOW Continued from 3B the St. Johns River bank, water was frozen several rods from shore and afforded inhabitants a spectacle as new as it was distressing. Fruit trees of every description were destroyed, roots and all, and even some of the forest trees were killed by the cold. The freeze of mid-January 1886, when the temperature stayed below freezing for three days, killed the famous orange tree that grew at Fort Harllee on the north bank of the Santa Fe River, just south of Hampton Lake in Bradford County. Fort Harllee was built in 1835 during the second Seminole Indian War and named for its commander, Maj. W.W. Harllee of South Carolina. In front of the officers quarters at this post, Maj. Harllee planted the seed of an excellent China orange, which he had brought from Charleston. It grew rapidly, and by 1850 was said to be the largest sweet orange tree in Florida, bearing over 10,000 oranges in a season. After the tree died, it was said that the trunk was dug up and exhibited at the Chicago Exposition. But not all of Bradford Countys freezes came in the last century. There was the great Christmas freeze of 1983, which cost the growers of Florida $840 million in citrus tree losses and $600 million in loss of the orange cropa total of $1.5 billion. A low temperature of 14 was recorded in Starke on Christmas morning. This was followed two years later in January 1985 by another blast of arctic weather than changed the geographic face of Floridas citrus industry. Although Bradford County had been out of the orange business since the turn of the century, the 1985 freeze devastated remaining groves around Melrose, Crescent City and other Northeast Florida locations. The citrus industry took another move farther south. Along the way, there have been lighter snows in Bradford County, but they usually melted after a few hours on the ground. There was one in 1977, the year that U.S. News and World Report labeled a winter to be remembered. In January of that year, Camp Blanding, 6 miles east of Starke, recorded 21 mornings of freezing or below temperatures. In 1883, the editor of the Telegraph had optimistically written: In a few years, every man with an orange grove in Bradford County will be rich. Little did he know that 16 years later, they would all be broke. Even the Telegraph was forced to print a front-page notice that the size of the paper would have to be reduced because of a lack of advertising. The Gainesville Sun commented editorially: The Starke Telegraph has been temporarily reduced in size. The paper will be enlarged as soon as business improves. The Telegraph is one of the best papers in the state. PUBLIC MEETING KEYSTONE AIRPARK AUTHOR ON THE 1 st Lennard Register will be presented with the first-ever Distinguished Citizen Award from Starke at the Boy Scouts Boy Scouts dinner to honor Register, feature Hudson River crash survivor 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. 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. Legals Mayor A. L. VonKirn is wellwrapped against the cold during this 1899 freeze that brought 2 inches of snow to Starke. The twostory residence at left is still in use today as the remodeled and enlarged Magnolia Hotel at the corner of Walnut and Jefferson streets. First Baptist Church is pictured at the right on the same site it occupies today.

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assistance he needs, but he enjoys a freedom he wouldnt necessarily have elsewhere. He even gets to go on trips, thanks to the fact the Dunns have a vehicle that can easily transport him. Dunn and her husband are more than happy to go on vacations with Nolder. We did get a lift van because we wanted him to have a life and be able to travel and do vacations and so forth, Teresa Dunn said. Two weeks after he was here, we got the van. He said, Well, lets go to Biloxi, so we did that. We had a wonderful time. Nolder joked that he cant get Dunn to go back to Biloxi because she lost too much money, but he later added in all seriousness how much he appreciated the Dunns taking him on vacations. I think thats above and beyond when they do that, he said. Nolder often jokes around with the Dunns, whether hes home. Nolder said he still retains the visual image of his friends mother opening the door, greeting him by name and inviting him inside. It was the first time I had a family style life, Nolder said. Believe it or not, I almost had to be trained for that. It was so different from anything Id ever had. In time, Nolder would have his own home and family. He said he had a little horse ranch in Union County from 1985 until about 1998. When my wife passed away, I couldnt take care of the ranch by myself because I had ended up in a wheelchair, Nolder said. I just wandered around from apartment complex to apartment complex. Prior to moving into the Dunn household, Nolder lived in an assisted-living facility in Gainesville. He said he did not enjoy it at all. Nolder heard about the Medical Foster Home Program, though the one in the Gainesville area was not in operation yet. He met with a very nice foster family through the Jacksonville program, but Nolder said his daughter, who lives in Gainesville, did not want him living that far away. He kept hearing a similar program in Gainesville was going to start. I bugged them crazy, Nolder said. They kept saying, Well, youre on the top of the list. I said, I dont care about that. I dont want to be on a list. Nolder wanted a home. He wanted something that was nothing like what he was experiencing in the facility he once lived at. For me, its a wonderful change, Nolder said. Im a widower. Im by myself. Its very difficult to take care of myself. I tried it and tried it. Gosh, I waited over a year for this opening to come up. Now, Nolder gets the facilities. The program began in Little Rock, Ark., in 1999, Fookes said. Dunns home is the first in the relatively new Gainesville-area program. Fookes said the program saves the VA a significant amount of money. Veterans in the program have lower instances of hospital admittances and emergencyroom visits, plus they are less likely to miss medical appointments. Typically, because they have somebody whos helping manage some of those things, hey actually attend specialty appointments or primary-care appointments more often, Fookes said. Veterans must be eligible for VA medical care and require a nursing-home level of care to be eligible for the program. Caregivers, like Dunn, and their homes must meet various criteria as well. For example, the home must pass inspection by a VA Home Based Primary Care team and a VA fire-safety engineer, while caregivers must have past experience care for disabled and/ or elderly people. Of course, it goes without saying that caregivers need to have a heart and a passion for what they do. Dunn has previous experience caring for individuals, which also led to her working in conjunction with the VAs Home Based Primary Care. She provided care for a man, who eventually succumbed to a terminal illness, in her home for the past two years. A Home Based Primary Care nurse suggested that Dunn get in contact with Fookes about the Medical Foster Home Program. We were thrilled, Fookes said of Dunns interest in the program, adding, To have someone who already had the experience and knew what (Home Based Primary Care) was and knew how that functioned really made things a little bit smootherquite a bit smoother, actually. Dunn said she has been caring for others for 36 years. Besides experience with private patients, she has worked with Suwannee Medical Personnel in Gainesville and operated an adult foster home in Michigan when she was 25. You can take Dunns love of caring for others back to childhood. She remembered when she was 4 and cared for a girl in her neighborhood who was somewhat neglected by her mother. The girl was always dirty, but Dunn helped get her cleaned up. Dunn would also take her own new clothes and dress the girl up in them. Its just something Ive always done, Dunn said. I literally do not know what to do with myself if I dont have somebody else to take care of. Now, shes helping care for Nolder, who was searching for a true home. As it turns out, Nolder did not have a true home as a child. I was an orphan, Nolder said. I ran away from the orphanage, so I was on my own since I was 12 years old. Nolder enlisted in the Marines at the age of 17. When Nolder and others he served with were given some time off, a fellow Marine Nolder became friends with asked him where he was going to go. Nolder said he didnt have a home to go to, so his friend invited him to his 40 Notices 42 Motor Vehicles & Accessories 47 Commercial Property (rent, Lease, Sale) 49 Mobile Home For Sale 50 For Rent 3BR/1BA HOUSE NEAR 8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Bradford Union Clay 40Notices 41Auctions 42M otor Vehicles & Accessories43R Vs & Campers 44Boats &ATVs 45Land for Sale 46Real Estate Out of Area 47Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) 48Homes for Sale 49Mobile Homes for Sale 50For Rent 61Scriptur es 62Vacation/Travel 63Love Lines 64Business Opportunities65Help Wanted 66In vestme nt O ppo rtunities67Hunting Land for Rent 68Carpet Cleaning 69Food Supplements 70Money to Lend 71Farm Equipment 72Computers & Accessories51Lost/Found 52Animals & Pets53AY ard Sales53BKeystone Yard Sales53CLake Butler Y ard Sales54Pr oduce 55Wanted 56Antiques 57For Sale 58Child/Adult Home Car e59Personal Services 60Home Impr ovementW ord Ad Classified Tuesday, 12:00 noon Classified Display Tuesday, 12:00 noon964-6305 473-2210 496-2261 C lassified Advertising should be paid in advance unless credit has already been established with the newspaper. A $3.00 service charge will be added to all billing to cover postage and handling. All ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser at the time of placement. However, the classified staff cannot be held responsible for mistakes in classified advertising taken by phone. The newspaper reserves the right to correctly classify and edit all copy or to reject or cancel any advertisements at any time. Only standard abbrevations will be accepted. T O PLACE A CLASSIFIED USE YOUR PHONE Set Right Mobile Homes Specializing In Relocations, Re-Levels, Set-Ups & Disposal Rodney A. Carmichael, OwnerEmail: set_right_homes@yahoo.com904-364-6383 Southern Villas of StarkeAsk about our 1&2 BR Apartments HC & non-HC Units. Central AC/ Heat, on-site laundry, playground, private, quiet atmosphere. 1001 Southern Villas Dr. Starke, FL Equal Housing Opportunity 801 South Water Street Starke, FL 32091 TDD/TTY 711 1, 2, & 3 bedroom HC & Non-HC accessible apartments.This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! HOME Continued from 1B Don Nolder is shown in his bedroom, where he said, I have my own little comforts. giving Teresa some grief about her latest gem-cutting project or telling David he likes him better when hes at work and away from home. Nolder, though, is truly thankful to be where he is. I just cant say enough about the program and people like (Teresa Dunn), Nolder said. I call her my angel. Shes my angel. My daughter, who is very protective of me, just loves Teresa and David, too. Shes glad Im in this place. Fookes believes its the kind of place most of us would want to live in the latter stages of life. I think people can be much more comfortable and much more at ease and have the care that they need in a home, Fookes said. Im not downing nursing homes by any means, but when you have someonea CNA or LPN or a nursewho is responsible for several people versus one person whos giving more one-on-one attention to a maximum of three, you get to know the person. You build a relationship with them, and you hopefully help with quality of life. Fookes said the matching of Nolder and Dunn is a best-case scenario and that her trips to the home to make sure Nolder is getting what he needs and that Dunn is doing what shes supposed to be doing are a pleasure. Its wonderful to see someone who served our countrywho gave all he hadbe able to have a place to call home and someone to provide care for him, Fookes said. Its wonderful. I enjoy coming out here. To find out more about the Medical Foster Home Program, please call the program office at 904-396-8770 or Fookes at 352376-1611 (ext. 6005/4469). Bradford and Union County high schools will host their respective district tournaments beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4, and concluding on Saturday, Feb. 8. The District 5-4A tournament tips off at Bradford High School with a 6 p.m. quarterfinal game between third seed Santa Fe and sixth seed Keystone Heights on Feb. 4. Fourth seed Bradford and fifth seed Interlachen will play at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, Feb. 7, second seed P.K. Yonge will play the Santa Fe-Keystone winner at 6 p.m., while top seed Fort White will play the Bradford-Interlachen winner at 7:30 p.m. The Feb. 7 winners will play for the championship on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Dixie County and Newberry play each other to tip off the District 7-1A tournament at 6 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Union County High School. 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Knowledge of academic, vocational, and community service functions of the College. Knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles. Knowledge of management principles and practices. Knowledge of Federal, Regional, State and Local laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures, applicable to the financial area of FGC. Ability to understand physical, academic, and administrative needs of the College. Ability to establish appropriate priorities and goals. Ability to analyze data, set appropriate priorities, meet deadlines, and think analytically. Ability to effectively communicate in both written and oral forms. Ability to develop, evaluate, and analyze Excel spreadsheets. SALARY: $110,250 annually plus benefits DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: 2/14/14 Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. : www .fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: human.resources@fgc.edu FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment Gastons Tree Service is accepting applications for an Experienced Heavy Equipment Operator. This includes the operation of cranes, knuckle booms, bobcats, and bucket trucks. For full time year around work with great benefits in an established company and a great team. Experience in tree work is a plus Must have a valid Class B CDL with air brakes Must be willing to leave town on occasion for emergency storm work Must work well with others Subjected to background checks and random drug testsSend resume to JoAnn Phillips at or call is accepting applications for an Experienced Tree Crew Member. This includes the operation of bobcats and bucket trucks with occasional climbing. For full time year around work with great benefits in an established company and a great team.Send resume to JoAnn Phillips at or call Experience in tree work Must have a valid drivers license Must be willing to leave town on occasion for emergency storm work* Must work well with others Subjected to background checks and random drug tests BUS D RIVERS NEEDEDUnion County School Board 40 hour Training Class provided. CDL required to enroll.ContactMike: 386-496-2182orMark: 904-966-2396 visit Jarmons ORNAMENTAL CONCRETE 2000 N. 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10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Does your business have a story to tell? A product or service to sell?The Bradford County Telegraph Advertising Department can provide you with the in depth coverage you desire...Call 904-964-6305or email us atDarlene Douglassdarlene@bctelegraph.comor Kevin Millerkmiller@bctelegraph.comAdvertorial Advertising Works! t Crime t Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Johnnie D. Bellflower, 33, of Hampton was arrested Jan. 27 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked and for probation violation. Barry Alan Bogart, 59, of Starke was arrested Jan. 21 by Bradford deputies for contempt of court. Bond was set at $1,000. Turosia E. Bright, 50, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 24 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $10,000. Paige Rochelle Bunch, 21, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for two charges of probation violation. Tyveshaia Byrd, 19, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 23 by Starke police for battery and aggravated battery. According to the arrest report, the victim had asked Byrd to move out of her Starke apartment earlier in the day. Several hours later, Byrd returned to the apartment to retrieve some food and suddenly attacked the victim, pushing her into a wall and then grabbing a kitchen knife and advancing toward her. The victim put her arm up in defense, sustaining a cut on her forearm, but knocking the knife to the floor. Byrd than began to choke the victim until she became dizzy and fell to the floor. A downstairs neighbor began banging on the ceiling, and Byrd left the apartment. The police eventually reached Byrd by phone, and she returned to the apartment to give her statement before being arrested. Bond was set at $60,000. Lemuel Leander Cooper, 26, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 25 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine and driving while license suspended or revoked. According to the arrest report, Cooper was arrested after a traffic stop on C.R. 21B near Speedville. Coopers vehicle was swerving on S.R. 100 and reaching speeds over 70 mph before turning onto C.R. 21B. Once the vehicle was stopped, a passenger in the vehicle told the deputy Cooper gave her a small bottle containing crack cocaine to hold in an effort to conceal it from the deputy. Bond was set at $20,000 for Cooper. Traci Dielmann, 46, of Green Cove Springs was arrested Jan. 24 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. James Pattrick Drinkwater, 20, of New Port Richey was arrested Jan. 26 by Starke police for battery and disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, Drinkwater was in the parking lot of Whiskey River in Starke when he started yelling at a person in a vehicle. The person lowered the window, and Drinkwater struck him in the face. The victim was able to get out of his vehicle and defend himself until police arrived to break them up and arrest Drinkwater. Bond was set at $5,000. Adam Eldred Glover, 31, of Starke was arrested Jan. 21 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Eric Andreu Griffis, 32, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 23 by Starke police for larceny. According to the arrest report, Griffis was at Walmart and was observed by an employee taking a pair of new boots out of a box, putting them on his feet and putting his old boots into the box and back on the shelf. He then attempted to leave the store, but was detained by a Walmart employee until police arrived. Bond was set at $10,000. Eric Jason Gunter, 36, of Starke was arrested Jan. 23 by Starke police for battery on a person of 65 years of age or older. According to the arrest report, Gunter and his father had been drinking and got into an argument before he punched his father in the face. Bond was set at $2,500. Timothy Steven Haisley, 23, of Graham was arrested Jan. 26 by Bradford deputies for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, Haisley was lying in the middle of Southwest C.R. 18 near Hampton Lake and asleep when a motorist observed him, stopped and tried to wake him up. He couldnt get him to wake up, so he called 911, and a deputy was dispatched. The deputy was able to get him to wake up, and then a van pulled up with several people who told the deputy that Haisley had been drinking at their home earlier. Haisley got mad and started arguing with the people and was then arrested and transported to jail. William Levon Hankerson, 40, of Starke was arrested Jan. 25 by Starke police for an outof-county warrant from Bay County for failure to pay child support. Gabriel John Hendrieth, 27, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 26 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Henry Calvin Hendrieth, 29, of Starke was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Antonio Voughntez Kee, 28, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $4,000. Herbert L. Kelly, 37, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 27 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Kelly battered his girlfriend by grabbing her by the arms and neck, leaving bruises on both arms. Terrell K. Kennedy, 24, of Starke was arrested Jan. 26 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked and resisting an officer. Bond was set at $1,000. Jamal M. Murray, 23, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $4,000. Bobby Joe Robinson, 39, of Starke was arrested Jan. 25 by Bradford deputies for two charges of probation violation. Phillip Strawder Sellars, 31, of Starke was arrested Jan. 22 by Bradford deputies for two charges of assault, two charges of kidnap-false imprisonment, and for obstructing justice. According to the arrest report, Sellars, his wife and a male friend were at the couples home Jan. 19 when Sellars went to bed, not feeling well after a recent seizure. Sellars awoke later, saw his wife and the male kissing on the couch and came out of his bedroom holding a knife and machete, threatening them that they werent going to leave the house alive. At some point during a 3-4-hour time frame, Sellars held the knife to his wifes throat, stabbed her cell phone when she attempted to call 911 and choked her after the male victim left and she returned to the home. Sellars was arrested several days later after a report was filed with the sheriffs office by his wife. According to the arrest report, the three had a prior sexual encounter at the friends home on Jan. 17 after consuming large amounts of alcohol. Mark A. Thomas, 33, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Ashley Elizabeth Williams, 28, of Starke was arrested Jan. 27 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Williams became outraged at her mother when told she couldnt move into a trailer on her mothers property. Williams was cussing and yelling at the victim, and when the victim turned to walk away, she struck her on the back of her head/neck and then shoved her into the vehicle. Keystone/Melrose Erica Bailey, 33, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 22 by Clay deputies for burglary to an automobile. Kevin Green, 28, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 24 by Clay deputies for contempt of court. Charles Paul Hesters, 20, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 23 by Putnam deputies for larceny and dealing in stolen property. Robert Johnson, 41, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 24 by Clay deputies for misuse of the 911 system. Dale Lorenza Lewis, 22, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 23 by Putnam deputies for larceny and dealing in stolen property. Union Michael Anthony Greene, 27, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 24 by Union deputies for driving while license suspendedhabitual offender. Records show Greene has had four previous violations of DWLS and that his license has been suspended since May 2012. Charles Rushing, 50, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 24 by Union deputies for driving under the influence-third offense. Antonio Woodrow Edwards, 20, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 26 by Union deputies on a warrant for failure to appear misdemeanor offense. Bond was set at $7,500. Paul Jason Todd, 32, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 26 by Union deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. He was also arrested Jan. 17 by Union deputies for failure to appear misdemeanor offense. Mark Ashley Thomas, 33, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 22 by Union deputies on warrant for probation violation and on an out-of-county warrant from Bradford for grand theft. During the arrest for the warrants, the deputy also found that Thomas had a Valium pill on him, so he was also charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Robert J. Kitzman, 58, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 23 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Kitzman got into an argument with his wife, who he is separated from, in a vehicle at her residence. When the victim attempted to leave the car, Kitzman grabbed her by the back of her hair and snatched her back into the vehicle. He continued to yell at her, grabbed her by the hair again and shoved her out of the vehicle, and then threw her purse at her before leaving. Kitzman was located at his residence by deputies and arrested. Lloyd Randle Hunt, 47, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 22 by Union deputies for failure to appear for felony offense. Natoria Champale George, 26, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 22 by Union deputies for failure to appear misdemeanor offense.

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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 11B D.O.T Physicals must be done by a National Registry Certified Medical Examiner ALL of your Drug & Alcohol Testing needsCall Us TodayFLORIDA WORKPLACE SAFETY & TESTING (904)769-1738 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 Fins, Fur & Tails On Dec. 18, approximately 25 people gathered at the farm of Charles Alvarez on Highway 229 near the Union County line at approximately 9:30 a.m. They ate a nice breakfast that included biscuits, gravy, jelly, sausage and coffee. With little delay after breakfast, the group drove about a half mile to a 5-10-acre field around which 12 stands were set up and marked with large, round bales of hay. In the center of the field was a 25-foot tower with a deck that was surrounded by a protective wood siding. The tower deck was filled with cages, which in total contained 200 ring-necked pheasants minimally 10 per shooter. After two shotgunners claimed each stand, a man on the tower deck began to release the pheasants, which were targeted by the gunners that surrounded their release. The activity lasted about three hours, with a lunch break that included Boston butt, chicken, ribs, baked beans, banana pudding, peach cobbler and tea. In order to ensure an equal shooting opportunity, all hunters rotated clockwise one stand after 10 pheasants were released. In summary, it was one nice pheasant shoot. Another interesting aspect that proceeded congruently with the pheasant shoot was the retrieval of the downed birds by the three Labrador retrievers and the single springer spaniel. The dogs gameness and enthusiasm for their retrieval responsibilities was apparent with their whining and muscular quivering between each job. At the end of the day they had to be pulled away with leashes despite their exhaustion. Ring-necked pheasants that were the quarry of the shoot are not indigenous to Florida, but they are also not indigenous to the northern and mid-western states, where they maintain a sustainable and stable population. The birds were imported in the late 1800s to provide an additional hunting opportunity. The male birds, like many other bird species, are beautifully feathered. The birds are about half the size of a chicken, but they display an excellent wing speed and takeoff Unlike many game birds raised in captivity, these do not have to be kicked to initiate their takeoff. They fly high and fast. Ring-necked pheasants have always been a welcome addition in any location where they have been established. They are not overly aggressive by nature and do not appear to be a threat to any indigenous species. However, the possibility of them becoming an established game species in Florida is very poor. Foxes, coyotes, fire ants and many birds of prey appear to diminish that as a possibility. Alvarezs farm is registered with the state as a hunting preserve, and he also has a legally established dove field. He meets all the cultivation and production requirements for legal establishment of a dove field and hunting preserve. He has several pheasant shoots each season and will probably have another this year. If you are interested in shooting pheasants or doves, Alvarez can be reached at 904-226-4392. Alvarez farm offer pheasant shoots Bob McNally and his springer spaniel, Tess, barely retrieve one pheasant before another is falling their way. Outdoors outlook The transition from hunting to fishing continues to march forward. Deer season ended on Jan. 19, and duck season ended on Jan. 26. Lake Butlers Cody Douglas got in one last duck hunt in on Jan. 24 at the Gulf. He, along with a friend, brought home a total of five ducks. When the wind and labile weather allow fishing to take place, crappies continue to be the feature attraction in freshwater fishing. Newnans Lake, being shallow and dark, is producing some fish with roe, but most of the deeper lakes north of that point have shown little signs of crappie spawn. The specks in Santa Fe Lake continue to remain on the brush piles in deeper water. Joey Tyson of Bald Eagle Bait and Tackle indicates that minnows fished on the Santa Fe Lake brush piles have caught quite a few specks. Additionally, he says that they are producing just as many channel cats. Wind and weather are even more of an obstacle in saltwater fishing. Gary Simpson says that the trout are outperforming the reds on the Gulf side, and Keystones Randy Harris has been productive with a few of his guided clients, fishing for trout around Steinhatchee. Fishing action on the east side seems to be slow as well, and sheepsheads continue to be the main attraction. They are especially productive around jetties, rocks, pilings and the mouths of inland waterways. Tight lines and safe hunting until next week. Outdoors calendar Jan. 30, new moon; Feb. 1-2, youth water fowl hunt; Feb. 20, Crosshorn Ministries meeting, 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. 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. 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12B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Bradford High School put together a three-game winning streak in boys basketball, but has since lost three in a row, with the most recent setback coming at the hands of Bishop Kenny on Jan. 25 in Jacksonville by the score of 71-33. Caleb Jones and Alex Mejias scored 13 and 10 points, respectively. Shawn Aaron had four points, while Keaaris Ardley and Tyler Wainwright each had three. Jones added 10 rebounds. Prior to playing Bishop Kenny, the Tornadoes (7-14) recorded District 5-4A wins over Interlachen and Keystone Heights before dropping games to Eastside and district opponent Santa Fe. Benjamin Nichols and Jones scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, in a 56-54 win over visiting Interlachen on Jan. 14. Wainwright had eight points, while Kenny Dinkins and Don Jeffers each had six. Roderick Broomfield scored three, while Ardley and Drian Jenkins each scored two. Ardley added eight rebounds and nine assists. On Jan. 16, the Tornadoes traveled to play Keystone, getting 10 points from Dinkins in a 4422 win. Jones had nine points, while Aaron and Ardley each had eight. Nichols had four points, while Wainwright and Jeffers had three and two, respectively. Ardley added seven rebounds, while Nichols had six rebounds. Ardley and Jenkins had five and four steals, respectively. Visiting Eastside defeated Bradford 47-36 on Jan. 22. The Tornadoes got 12 points and seven rebounds from Dinkins, with Ardley adding eight points and seven assists. Jones and Wainwright each had six points, with Jones grabbing 10 rebounds. Aaron and Nichols each had two points. Three players scored in double figures in a Jan. 24 road game against Santa Fe, but the Raiders came out on top 53-47. Aaron and Ardley each had 11 points, while Mejias had 10 points. Wainwright and Jones scored eight and five points, respectively, with Jenkins adding two points. Jones and Ardley had eight and six rebounds, respectively, with Ardley also adding 10 assists and five steals. Bradford fell to 5-5 in district play. The Tornadoes travel to play Palatka on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Bishop Kenny hands BHS boys 3rd straight loss Larry Collins scored 19 points, but it wasnt enough for the Union County High School boys basketball team, which lost 51-42 to Trenton on Jan. 24 in Trenton. Daquin Edwards scored five points, while Princeton Alexander, Brennan Clyatt and Austin Dukes each scored four. Trey Spitze and Daryl Watkins had three and two points, respectively, while Parker Hodgson added one. The Tigers (6-15) will travel to play Keystone Heights on Friday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. They will then celebrate Senior Night on Saturday, Feb. 1, against Columbia County at 7:30 p.m. UCHS boys lose to Trenton by 9 Tracey Kemp and Nyasia Davis scored 16 and 11 points, respectively, but the Bradford High School girls basketball team dropped its regular-season finale, losing 67-39 to Gainesville on Jan. 24 in Gainesville. Keshanna Ardley and Danique Hudson each scored five points, while Mackenzie Gault added two. Prior to playing Gainesville, the Tornadoes (12-10) traveled to play Fleming Island on Jan. 23, losing 63-52. Kemp and Davis scored 21 and 20 points, respectively, while Hudson scored six points. Gault and BHS girls lose 67-39 to Gainesville The Keystone Heights High Keystone girls go 1-1 prior to tournament Editors note: Point totals supplied to the Telegraph-TimesMonitor do not reflect the final scores. Keyambre Cobb had 12 points, while Qushawn Smith almost had a double-double, but it was host Trenton winning big, defeating the Union County High School girls basketball team 5737 on Jan. 24. UCHS girls end regular sesaon with 37-27 loss Ardley had three and two points, respectively. Bradford played a quarterfinal game against Interlachen this past Tuesday in the District 5-4A tournament, which is being hosted by P.K. Yonge in Gainesville. If the Tornadoes the tournaments third seed defeat Interlachen, they will play second seed Santa Fe on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. The winner of that game will play for the championship on Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. School girls basketball team suffered a 54-37 loss to visiting West Nassau to close the regular season on Jan. 24, but did get a 40-25 win over visiting St. Francis on Jan. 23. Bailey Zinkel and Caiylen Gonzales scored 14 and 12 points, respectively, in leading the Indians (10-14) to the win. Sierra Moore and Karla Casas scored six and four points, respectively, while Katlyn Travis and Abbigail Winters each scored two. Keystone played Fort White this past Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the District 5-4A tournament, which is being hosted by P.K. Yonge in Gainesville. If the fourth-seeded Indians won, they will play top seed P.K. Yonge on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. The championship game is Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. Smith finished with nine points and 17 rebounds for the Tigers (3-18). Janisha Jones and Nancy Slocum had six and four points, respectively. Angelique Williams and Michelle Johnson had two points and one point, respectively. Prior to playing Trenton, Union played Interlachen and Baker County. In a 49-44 loss to visiting Interlachen on Jan. 21, Madison McClellan scored 11 points, while Cobb had nine. Slocum and Smith each scored seven points, with Slocum also grabbing eight rebounds. Johnson and Jones each scored three points. Cobb scored 15 points and had six rebounds and five assists in a 67-47 loss to Baker Conty on Jan. 23 in Glen St. Mary. Smith had 10 points, while Jones had six points and 11 rebounds. Johnson and Jordan Howe each scored four points, with Howe grabbing nine rebounds. McClellan and Slocum each had three points. The Tigers played a quarterfinal game this past Tuesday in the District 7-1A tournament, which is being hosted by Williston High School. If Union defeated Dixie County, it would advance to a semifinal game against Chiefland on Friday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. The championship game is Saturday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m.



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Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 101 st Year 40th Issue 75 CENTS Lara Croft cancer benefit in Lulu, Feb. 1A yard sale and lunch will serve as a cancer benefit for Lara Croft and her family on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Lulu Community Center on S.R. 100 at the Union-Colombia county line. The yard sale begins at 8 a.m., and there will be a cake auction at 11 a.m. A chicken perloo dinner lunch will be served for $7 a plate beginning at noon. Proceeds will help defray the familys medical expenses, which includes travel between Lake Butler and Tampa. Lara is the wife of Union County Commissioner Willie Croft. While being treated in Tampa she is only able to come home on the weekends. To get involved with the benefit by helping prepare lunch or providing items for the yard sale or cake auction, please contact Lacy Boatright in the Union County Commissioners Office during business hours at 386-496-4241.School-record five UCHS weightlifting girls going to stateThe Union County High School girls weightlifting team is sending a schoolrecord five lifters to state, including district champions Kristen Cook (199-pound class) and Kaylee Findley (unlimited) along with Jessica Brown, Kayla Geraghty and Courtney Personette. (Photo, 1B; full story, 5B.)VA offers foster home program for vetsThe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs HomeBased Primary Care Medical Foster Home Program provides the veteran the ability to stay in the community, to be in a home and to be in a family environment rather than in an institution, said Tanya Fookes, the Medical Foster Home coordinator for the Gainesville area. Its really a quality of life for them as well, Fookes said. Read about Don Nolder and Teresa Dunn (above) who are like father and daughter. (Full story, 5B.)UC Babe Ruth signups at Spires IGA, Feb. 1The Union County Babe Ruth signups are taking place at Spires IGA on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. T-ball is $45, Rookies is $80 and Minors & Majors is $100, for ages 13 and up. Parents must provide a copy of their childs birth certificate at the time of registration. For more information, call UCBRA President Beverly Lasseter at 352-281-2613. 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. Sprinkle Field closed for nowLake Butlers flea market shut down while Henry Whitehead procures liability insurance BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor Soon after people noticed this past weekend how empty Sprinkle Field was, the questions and rumors began to fly at least on Facebook. The large parcel of land on the corner of S.R. 121 and S.R. 231 has become Lake Butlers de facto flea market, packed with people selling their new and used wares every Friday and on through the weekend. Some vendors sold there throughout the week. Then suddenly, there was nothing but the sound of cars and trucks passing by. On the Lake Butler, Florida community Facebook page, Pam Stegall posted on Jan. 26, Did they stop people from setting up and selling items on the lot in front of the Kangaroo on hwy 121???? have not seen the Fruit guy or any other sellers over the weekend. Just wondering.... The page moderator replied, I am not sure Pam, I had not seen anything posted about it. The next day, on Jan. 27, David Stegall answered, I saw a post on the LB Yardsale page commenting that the property was sold and no trespass signs were posted. They said the produce guy was setting up behind the Kangaroo. On another Facebook page, this one for the Lake Butler Yard Sale, Jennifer Whitehead posted on Jan. 27, As a proud citizen of Lake Butler and proud wife of our Sheriff, I wanted to let everyone know that sprinkle field is not owned or being closed by Brad Whitehead. Attempts are being made by the family to get insurance so that it can be reopened. Thank you for your patience and support for our family. It was posted twice, once in response to Margie Ducksworth, who posted on the same page four days earlier on Jan. 23, NOTICE TO UNION COUNTY CITIZENS!!!!!! Since the closing of Sprinkle Field Damon Lee the produce guy has a new spot to resume selling his fresh produce. He will be behind the Kangaroo store starting tomorrow Friday Jan.24.....thanks to Ms. Jackie Johns, he will be back in full swing......EVERYONE COME OUT AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT.....(lets not let the person that pushed their weight around win). She may be referring to John Henry Whitehead, who shut down Sprinkle Fieldand for good reason, he says: the need to find liability insurance. When asked if he would reopen Sprinkle Field, he responded, Were not sure. We havent gotten insurance yet. When you open it up to a flea market, (insurers) kind of shy away from it. Whitehead said his lawyer advised him to get the insurance, and Lake Butler City Manager Dave Mecusker agreed, offering a this scenario in support: So, some kid is out there with her mother and a car comes through there and hits them. Its an unregulated yard sale. And if anybody got injured, it would just wipe out (Whitehead and his family), because they could get sued, and they arent willing to take that risk. Jerry (Whitehead) was willing to take it, but Henrys not. The late Sheriff Jerry Whitehead passed away suddenly on Dec. 18 at the age of 60 from cardiac arrest after a brief illness. The yard sale, or flea market, though, was actually somewhat regulated because sellers were required to get a $10 yard sale permit each weekend. What it was, Mecusker said, you could not sell on Sprinkle Field unless you had a yard sale permit, and you had to have a letter from Jerry Whitehead authorizing that you could be on his property during the yard sale. With a letter in hand, each seller would go to City Hall to purchase a permit. So, when Jerry died, Henrythey were part owners, 50/50said, no, because were not going to assume that liability. So then he shut (Sprinkle Field) down. What is the future, then, of countys biggest sales venue? With Jerrys passing, it just kind of fell in our laps, Whitehead said. Were in total limbo now with the property and trying to get insurance. TOP: Sprinkle Field on a sunny Friday, Dec. 6, bustling with sellers along the full length of the property. RIGHT: On a dreary Jan. 28, a sign prohibits that kind of activity, for now. A NO TRESPASSING sign is also posted on a tree to the right. A senior cadet in Union County High School JROTC, Kamil Mazal, just received an offer of   appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Many, though, may not realize how unique an honor that is. I am not aware of any other student in Union County who is receiving an appointment from one of the U.S. military academies; in fact, I am not aware of anyone in the last seven years, that I have been here, of a student in Union County receiving an appointment to one of the U.S. military academies, said LTC M. Kevin Steverson, USA (Retired). These academies are prestigious and the education   is at the Ivy League level. The U.S. academies also require at least one nomination from   the students U.S. congressional representative or one of the U.S. senators from the respective state, or the U.S. vice president, or one of the military secretaries. Kamil received nominations, for one or all of the U.S. military academies, from Congressman Ted Yoho, Senator Bill Nelson, and Secretary of the Army John McHugh. While the academy in Annapolis has officially offered her an appointment, Steverson expects other academies to follow suit, including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., for which she was also nominated.JROTC cadet Kamil Mazal receives appointment to U.S.Naval Academy RIGHT: Kamil being congratulated by YohoFla. surgeon general visits health departmentsOn Jan. 21, the Department of Health staff in Bradford and Union coun ties along with many communi ty leaders wel comed the state surgeon general to both locations for facility tours, staff introductions, meetings with community leaders and lunch. The visit began at the Florida Department of Health in Union County where Dr. John Armstrong was led on a tour of the facility by Administrator Joe Pietrangelo. The staff had a chance to meet Armstrong, and he graciously mingled with staff and was genuinely interested in their jobs and responsibilities within the FDOH. Several County Officials, including Jimmy Tallman, chairman of the Union County Board of County Commissioners, Commissioner Karen Cossey and School Board Member Terra Johnson were on site in Union County for his visit and learned more about the Healthiest Weight Florida Initiative and ways to help both counties make informed choices about healthy eating and active living. (Photo, 3A.) Armstrong then traveled to the Department of Health in Bradford County where staff were eager to meet with him, show him around and enjoy a wonderful healthy lunch together. Staff members, business owners, local government officials and many other community leaders joined together for lunch in the facility conference room where Armstrong shared his mission for Healthiest Weight Florida, encouraging all to make healthier lifestyle choices. Included in the audience were Brent Burish, CEO, and Andrea Waterhouse, assistant administrator, of Shands Starke Regional Medical Center, Jerry Williams, former Starke resident, Steve Futch, local business owner, Brian Johns, county emergency operations director, and Gordon Smith, Bradford Countys sheriff. Armstrong listened to comments, answered questions and learned more about ways these two communities worked together and with the public to improve nutrition and increase physical activity. He praised the schools for the two programs, Tiger Up and Tornado Challenge, in which students walk each morning before school and receive recognition and awards for their miles completed. The visit was sincerely appreciated by all and came to a quick close for staff and community leaders eager to spend more time with him. Submitted by health department. Armstrong

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2A Union County Times Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Attention Union County residents, our cemetery is now open for business. We are located on Highway 100 East, heading toward Starke on the left side of the highway, just past the Pritchett residence. A $200 burial fee is required. Our beautification project will begin in the spring of this year. If you have any questions please call 386-496-1222 and leave message. NOW OPEN (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 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 .LB Rotary Valentines Hawaiian Luau, Feb. 14The Lake Butler Rotary Club is hosting its annual Valentines Hawaiian Luau on Friday, Feb. 14, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Lake Butler Community Center Their one-time fundraising event will feature a dinner prepared by the Department of Corrections Reception, a disc jockey and a silent and live auction. Items for the auction will include donations from members and some trips such as a saltand/or freshwater guided fishing trip and a Embassy Suites Brunswick casino package. Tickets are $25 each or two for $45. A table for eight is $175. For tickets, call Joyce Crawford at 352-745-6240, Zach Smith at 352-231-1939, Ginny Bird at 386-496-2526 or Jennie Reed at 386-4963333, or ask any Rotarian.CORRECTIONIn the Jan. 23 issue we incorrectly stated that Union County Deputy Willie Lee was retired, when in fact he retires in May of this year. We regret the error. etc. Mark Sherrill at Philippi Baptist in WS, Feb. 2During the 11 a.m. services on Sunday, Feb. 2, at Philippi Baptist Church in Worthington Springs, legendary songwriter Mark Sherrill will perform several gospel selections. He is the brother of the newly selected pastor, Hugh Sherrill. Mark has been writing for over 30 years. His work has been recorded by the likes of George Jones, Tanya Tucker, Kenny Rogers, Hoyt Axton and Johnny Cash. The Nashville Songwriters Association International honored Sherrill with a 2002 Songwriter Achievement Award for Ol Red, co-written with James Bo Bohon and Don Goodman. It is perhaps one of his best-known songs, most recently recorded by Blake Shelton. Everyone is invited and admission is free. The church is located at 144 Southeast C.R. 18. For more information, call Hugh at 386758-5805 or 386-365-0817, or Dan Williams at 352-318-5177.Thomas Shelton at First Christian, Feb. 9The public is invited to a free concert by Thomas Shelton on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m., at First Christian Church of Lake Butler. Shelton, who enjoys singing the old gospel songs, has been a guest of the church for several years. Over the last 35 years as a gospel musician he has shared his God-given talent with thousands. An Indiana native, Shelton was raised in a devout Christian home. In 1977 he was inducted into Whos Who in American Music. In June of that same year he joined the touring group General Delivery USA. Since then he has traveled as the lead singer of the Gospelites of Dobbins, Calif., as well as a tenor with the Watchmen Quartet that travels with Operation Evangelize. He and his wife, Shannon, spent two years in the Caribbean and in South America as cruise directors for New Creation Worldwide Cruises. He has served in four separate congregations in the development of music and youth programs. His ministry has taken him to all 50 states of the United States as well as to 11 other countries. Everyone is invited and admission if free. (A love offering will be taken up.) The church is located at 155 Northwest First Street. For more information, call 386-496-3956.Sanderson homecoming, Feb. 9Sanderson Christian Revival Center will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. with The Browders. Lunch will follow the service. Everyone is welcome. The church is located on the corner of S.R. 229 and Sapp Road, a mile from Union-Baker county line. Church School Union County School Board recognizes JROTC and FFA students in January Superintendent Carlton Faulk with LTC M. Kevin Steverson, USA (Retired) recognized the high school mile cross country rescue: Chase Williams, Dalton Long, Shannon Rosier, Ethan West, Kaitlyn Reed, Avery Drawdy, Gavin Drawdy, Quay Drawdy, Cody Bynum, Kyle Clemons and Colby Bridgman. The High School Artist of the Month for December was Michaela Clemons, here with Faulk and Art Teacher Duane Archer. FFA National: Faulk with Advisor Amie Imler, Case Emerson, Holly Tucker and Advisor Tom Williams. Not pictured is Caitlyn Halle. State FFA Winners and Finalists: Faulk with Imler, Emerson, Tucker, Savannah Woodall, Ashley State FFA Forestry Team: Faulk with Imler, Ty Hamilton and Williams.

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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Union County Times 3A FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 Van Zant proposes naming street after Pritchett, WhiteheadBY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor At the Jan. 21 Union County Commission meeting, State Rep. Charles E. Van Zant Sr. proposed naming a section of road in Lake Butler in honor of Marvin Pritchett and Jerry Whitehead. He gave one example, such as naming S.R. 100 between SR. 231 and SR. 121 as PritchettWhitehead Blvd., but said the community may want to designate two different roads. Once it is discussed by the commissioners and then with the families, and a street name and location is determined, Van Zant will draft a bill and submit to the legislature. Once passed, the commissioners will have to then pass a resolution so that the Department of Transportation can make signs and install them, revealing them to the public during a dedication ceremony. Commissioner Wayne Smith recommended meeting with the City of Lake Butler to entertain some ideas. Smith suggested naming a street after Whitehead at S.R. 100 and S.R. 231 (Southwest Sixth Ave.). Commissioner Karen Cossey then suggested naming a street after Pritchett at S.R. 100 and Lake Avenue. Pritchett, along with two other employees, was slain by a long-time friend and employee on Aug. 24. Pritchett was the founder and owner of Pritchett Trucking, a successful businessman and a highly respected philanthropist who helped many throughout Union County. On Dec. 18, Sheriff Jerry Whitehead passed away suddenly at the age of 60 from cardiac arrest after a brief illness. He took office in 1985. Van Zant School State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong posed for a group photo with county and health department Commissioners Jimmy Tallman and Karen Cossey, Business Manager Kyle Roberts, Armstrong and Health Department Administrator Joe Pietrangelo, Union School Board Member Terra Johnson and Director of Nursing Amie Reynolds. (Full story, 1A.) 2013 Miss U-Co High says farewellThe 2013 Miss U-Co High, Holly Tucker, says farewell as she looks toward the future. Tucker said it was a dream come true the night she was crowned. This is because she is not one you would find in heels, but rather on a softball diamond or in a lab working on her science fair project. Her motto through out this past year is that she dared to push out of her comfort zone, but at the same time be comfortable with how God made her. After winning the crown she had the confidence to share and speak about her experiences to others. Some of her favorite moments from this past year include being part of the Celebration of Abilities Prom, volunteering her time at the Lake Butler Hospital Christmas Extravaganza, and riding in the Homecoming and Christmas parades. Through the experiences she has had, Tucker said she felt excitement and adrenaline and a sincere realization came to light. Young girls were looking up at me and I realized there is a huge responsibility in wearing this crown. Tucker is a senior this year at UCHS and plans to attend Auburn University in the fall. As she moves forward in her life she hopes to earn a degree in forest engineering and continue her interest in research in sustainable resources. As I move on, I hope that the next Miss U-Co High enjoys and learns as much from this experience as I have, she said. First of all, I want to thank God for this opportunity. Also, I want to thank my family, my friends, my school, and my community for their support in this journey. In 1 Peter 3:4 it says, but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in Gods sight is very precious.Florida moves up in student achievementNational report highlights academic performance and closing poverty gapOn Jan. 9., the Florida Dept. of Education announced that the state improved its national K-12 achievement ranking to 7th in the country, an increase from 12th last year according to the 2014 Quality Counts report issued by Education Week. Florida also gets high marks for closing the poverty gap in both 4th and 8th grade reading and math, with higher rates than the nation as a whole. The rankings highlight the Sunshine States trend upward in NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) achievement levels, achievement gains in reading and mathematics, reducing the poverty gap, increasing high school graduation and improved Advanced Placement scores as well as school finance. Gov. Rick Scott said, Todays news that Florida jumped to 7th nationwide in K-12 achievement is the result of great work by our teachers. Florida families depend on an education system that provides every student with a quality education, and thats why in our last budget we fought to provide our teachers with a pay raise and secured more than $1 billion in additional investments for K-12 education. I am proud of Floridas teachers who have worked so hard to help their students be successful, said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. Their commitment and dedication is exemplary. Quality Counts is a respected publication and shows that the Sunshine State once again is an example for the rest of the nation.   Highlights of the 2014 Quality Counts report include:   Florida increased the percentage of students scoring proficient or higher on the 2013 NAEP reading and math assessments for both 4th and 8th grade. Floridas gains in average NAEP scores from 2003 to 2013 are higher than those of the nation. Florida closed the poverty gap in reading and math for both 4th and 8th grade by 2.7 and 5.5 points respectively between 2003 and 2013. Florida is closing the gap at higher rates than the nation as a whole. Florida ranks third for increasing its Advanced Placement (AP) scores and for increasing the percentage of 11th and 12th grade AP test takers scoring 3 or higher, up to 36.6 percent from 31.3 percent last yeara 26.4 point increase since 2000. The Sunshine States AP performance and increases are higher than that of the nation. Florida improved its rank on the chance for success measure and improved its rank to 12 on two sub measures for this metricpreschool enrollment and elementary reading (NAEP grade 4). Florida ranks first on two of the four equity measures related to school financethe McLoone Index that measures actual spending as a percent of the amount needed to bring all student funding to a median level, and the measure which evaluates the amount of disparity in district spending, meaning the Sunshine State leads the nation in the equal distribution of funds amongst its school districts. Florida ranked 6th in last years overall Quality Counts ranking nationally. The overall ranking was not completed this year as the Education Week Research Center is taking the opportunity to review its indicators and grading framework. For complete information on this years report, visit www.edweek.org/go/qc14shr For more information about the DOE, visit www.fldoe.org

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4A Union County Times Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 A public hearing will be conducted by the City Commission to consider the amendment and enactment of the ordinance adopting the amendment on February 10, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. in the City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall at 200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida. This amendment was previously noticed for a public hearing on January 13, 2014. The title of said ordinance reads, as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2013-06 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE TEXT OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, LDR 13-03, BY THE CITY COMMISSION, PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.2 ENTITLED, SUPPLEMENTARY DISTRICT REGULATIONS TO ADD REGULATIONS FOR AN INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.15.2 ENTITLED, PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES, TO ALLOW GUNSMITH IN THE ILW INDUSTRIAL, LIGHT AND WAREHOUSING ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.15.5 ENTITLED, SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS, TO ALLOW AN INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE AND CONCEALED WEAPONS CLASSES AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION IN THE ILW INDUSTRIAL, LIGHT AND WAREHOUSING ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.16.2 ENTITLED, PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES, TO ALLOW GUNSMITH IN THE I INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.16.5 ENTITLED, SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS, TO ALLOW AN INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE AND CONCEALED WEAPONS CLASSES AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION IN THE I INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published. At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the amendment and the ordinance adopting the amendment on the date, time and place as stated above. Copies of the amendment and the ordinance adopting said amendment are available for public inspection at the Office of the City Manager, City Hall located at 200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision made at the public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact 352.463.3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service 800.955.8771. The City Commission of the City of Lake Butler, Florida, proposes to adopt the following ordinance to amend the text of the City of Lake Butler Land Development Regulations, hereinafter referred to as the Land Development Regulations, affecting the lands within the corporate limits of the City as shown in the map below, as follows: an application by the City Commission, to amend the text of the Land Development Regulations by amending Section 4.2 entitled, Supplementary District Regulations to add regulations for an indoor shooting range; by amending Section 4.15.2 entitled, Permitted Principal Uses and Structures, to allow gunsmith in the ILW Industrial, Light and Warehousing zoning district; by amending Section 4.15.5 entitled, Special Exceptions, to allow an indoor shooting range and concealed weapons classes as a special exception in the ILW Industrial, Light and Warehousing zoning district; by amending Section 4.16.2 entitled, Permitted Principal Uses and Structures, to allow gunsmith in the I Industrial zoning district; by amending Section 4.16.5 entitled, Special Exceptions, to allow an indoor shooting range and concealed weapons classes as a special exception in the I Industrial zoning district. 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. School Sara Owen determines the vital signs on a dummy in health lab located inside the Barney E. McRae Jr., M.D.   Medical Technology Building. Last semester, Lake Butler Middle School Beta Club members took a tour of Florida Gateway College to see the school and its programs first-hand. Club sponsors Allyson Beatty and Chrystal Woodall went with the students on a tour through the Wilson S. Rivers Library & Media Center and the Student Center, as well as an in-depth look at the logistics programs and engineering programs available through FGC. The students were also shown the advantages of a postsecondary non-degree award certification as way to work through college while obtaining other degrees.   The students who went on the trip are Madison Adams, Taylor Beatty, Brooks Black, Lauren Britt, Clifford Bryant, Gavin Dukes, Ashley Harris, Dalton Hutchison, Dawson Johns, Kayla Kirby, Madelyn Kish, Rainey Lythgoe, Kale Oden, Sara Owen, Alli Perez, Justin Pilcher, Madison Rimes, Landon Roberts, AJ Russell, Erin Stidham, Brooke Waters and Tori Wilkins.LBMS Beta Club members tour FGCABOVE RIGHT: Taylor Beatty and Dawson Johns plan their moves on a ABOVE LEFT: Beta students pose on stage and behind the desk in the updated   Programming Room in the Wilson S. Rivers   Library & Media Center. Get back issues online at StarkeJournal.com .

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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Union County Times 5A (12 miles west of Lake Butler)386-755-4328 S MITH & S ON S FEED AND SEED See our Entry Ad in the Regional Section Bs Boutique Downtown Grill El San Jose Restuarant Prevatts Restuarant Starke Chiropractic Tony & Als DeliAubree & Peyton, Happy Valentines Day! Love, Mommy, MeMaw, & Papa Dont forget to bring in your Valentines messages...You could win a $20.00 gift certificate from one of these local sponsors DAWN CORBETTINSURANCE AGENCY(904) 964-7707FREE Insurance Quotes No obligation...Call Today! UCT Legals 1/30/14 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLOR IDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 63-2013-CA-000036 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, NA, AS TRUSTEE FOR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES CORPO RATION LONG BEACH HOME EQ UITY LOAN TRUST 2000-LB1, PLAINTIFF (S) VS. PATRICIA A. TYLER; THE UN KNOWN SPOUSE OF PATRICIA A. TYLER; ANY AND ALL UN KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM ANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4 THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POS SESSION DEFENDANT (S) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pur suant to a Final Judgment of Fore closure dated Jan. 16, 2014, and entered in Case No. 63-2013-CA000036 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Union County, Florida in which Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, formerly known as Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A-, as Trustee for Asset Backed Securi ties Corporation Long Beach Home Equity Loan Trust 2000-LB1, is the Plaintiff and Patricia A. Tyler, is De fendant, the Union County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the high est and best bidder for cash at the Union County Courthouse, 55 West Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054, Union County, Florida at on the 15th day of May, 2014, the following de scribed property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: ONE (1) ACRE OF LAND IN THE NW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 LYING EAST OF THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 229, IN SECTION 20, TOWN SHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF SAID EAST LINE OF THE NW 1/4, OF SW 1/4 WITH SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 229; THENCE RUN N 33 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 550.29 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED ONE (1.00) ACRE PARCEL OF LAND: THENCE CONTINUE RUN NING N 33 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 19 SECONDS W, CONTINUING ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 229, A DISTANCE OF 236.04 FEET; THENCE RUN N 88 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 423.32 FEET TO SAID EAST LINE OF THE NW 1/4 OF SW 1/4; THENCE RUN S 01 DE GREES 09 MINUTES 02 SECONDS E, ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF THE NW 1/4 OF SW 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 9.77 FEET; THENCE RUN S 56 DE GREES 16 MINUTES 41 SECONDS W, A DISTANCE OF 351.54 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT 1981 HERITAGE MOBILE HOME LO CATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO BEARING VIN NUMBERS 1923A AND 1923B AND TITLE NUMBERS 19557780 AND 19557781. A/K/A 11992 S COUNTY ROAD 229, RAIFORD, FL 32083 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Union County, Florida this 22nd day of January, 2013. Kelli Hendricks Council Clerk of the Circuit Court Union County, Florida By: Crystal Norman Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw. com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis tance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinatory, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352)3376237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800955-8771; if you arc voice impaired, please call 1-800-955-8770. 1/30 2tchg 2/6-UCT NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF OR DINANCE BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an ordinance, which title hereinafter appears, will be considered for en actment by the City Commission of the City of Lake Butler, Florida, at a public hearing on February 10, 2014 at 5:15 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall, located at 200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida.   C opies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at the Office of the City Manager in the City Hall, at   200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours.   On the date, time and place first above mentioned, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the ordi nance.   This amendment was previ ously noticed for a public hearing on January 13, 2014.   The title of said ordinance reads, as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2013-06 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA, AMEND ING THE TEXT OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER LAND DEVELOP MENT REGULATIONS, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, LDR 13-03, BY THE CITY COMMISSION, PRO VIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.2 ENTITLED, SUPPLEMENTARY DISTRICT REGULATIONS TO ADD REGULATIONS FOR AN INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.15.2 ENTITLED, PERMITTED PRINCI PAL USES AND STRUCTURES, TO ALLOW GUNSMITH IN THE ILW INDUSTRIAL, LIGHT AND WARE HOUSING ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SEC TION 4.15.5 ENTITLED, SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS, TO ALLOW AN IN DOOR SHOOTING RANGE AND CONCEALED WEAPONS CLASS ES AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION IN THE ILW INDUSTRIAL, LIGHT AND WAREHOUSING ZONING DIS TRICT; PROVIDING FOR AMEND ING SECTION 4.16.2 ENTITLED, PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES, TO ALLOW GUNSMITH IN THE I INDUSTRI AL ZONING DISTRICT; PROVID ING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.16.5 ENTITLED, SPECIAL EXCEP TIONS, TO ALLOW AN INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE AND CON CEALED WEAPONS CLASSES AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION IN THE I INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING AN EF FECTIVE DATE The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates.   Any interested party shall be advised that the dates, times and places of any continuation of the public hear ing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notices regarding the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions made at this public hearing, they will need a record of the proceed ings and, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities request ing reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact 352.463.3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service 800.955.8771. 1/30 1tchg-UCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLOR IDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 63-2013-CA-000025 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, PLAINTIFF (S) VS. DARLA T. BROWN ALSO KNOWN AS DARLA BROWN, THE UN KNOWN SPOUSE OF DARLA T. BROWN ALSO KNOWN AS DARLA BROWN, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM ANTS, TENANT # 1 AND TENANT # 2 DEFENDANT (S) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pur suant to a Final Judgment of Fore closure dated Jan. 16, 2014, and entered in Case No. 63-2013-CA000025 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Union County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, NA, is the Plaintiff and Darla T. Brown a/k/a Darla Brown, is Defendant, the Union County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Union County Courthouse, 55 West Main Street, Lake Butler, Flori da 32054-1600, Union County, Flori da at on the 13th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 1, BLOCK A, FOX RUN, A SUB DIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 13869 NW 77TH LN LAKE BUTLER FL 32054-4528 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Union County, Florida this 22nd day of January, 2013. Kelli Hendricks Connell Clerk of the Circuit Court Union County, Florida By: Crystal Norman Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, PL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw. com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis tance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinatory, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352)3376237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800955-8771; if you are voice impaired, please call 1-800-955-8770. 1/30 2tchg 2/6-UCT NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an ordinance, which title hereinafter appears, will be considered for en actment by the City Commission of the City of Lake Butler, Florida, at a public hearing on February 10, 2014 at 5:15 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall, located at 200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at the Office of the City Manager in the City Hall, at 200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. On the date, time and place first above mentioned, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the ordi nance. This amendment was previ ously noticed for a public hearing on December 9, 2013. The title of said ordinance reads, as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2013-05 AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COM PANY, ITS SUCCESSORS AND AS SIGNS, AN ELECTRIC FRANCHISE, IMPOSING PROVISIONS AND CONDITIONS RELATING THERE TO, PROVIDING FOR MONTHLY PAYMENTS TO THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, AND PROVIDING AN EF FECTIVE DATE. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the dates, times and places of any continuation of the public hear ing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notices regarding the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions made at this public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may need to en sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities request ing reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact 352.463.3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service 800.955.8771. 1/30 1tchg-UCT Legals Library The Industrial Complex of Raiford visited the Union County Public Library for stories and crafts on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Katie Oden read The Nesting Doll to the group and showed them how to make houses for Little Red Riding Hood. Preschool Storytime Programs begin Thursday, Feb. 6, with Prince and Princesses, followed by Happily Ever After on Feb. 13, Rapunzels Bad Hair Day on Feb. 20 and Princess and the Frog on Feb. 27. Programs will now start at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. throughout the spring. The Junior Friends of the Library are sponsoring a Valentines Day basket drawing, with proceeds benefiting their scholarship program. For a $1 donation, you can have the chance to win a basket filled with goodies and gift certificates to make your loved one feel special this Valentines Day. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and you need not be present to win. For more information about the library and its programs, call 386-496-3432 or visit www.newriver.lib.fl.us .Library offering storytime and self-help programs in February Help Yourself Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noonBasic computer classes are designed for adults with little or no computer experience with time for hands-on practice. Feb. 4: Basic Computer Feb. 11: Basic Internet Feb. 18: Basic Email Feb. 25: Basic Microsoft Word Basic money management classes are designed for adults who would like to learn more about banking, credit and borrowing. Feb. 4: Basic Money Management Feb. 11: Basic Banking and Credit Feb. 18: Basic Credit and Loans Feb. 25: Basic Financial Recovery To register, call 386-496-3432 or visit www.newriver.lib.fl.us

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6A Union County Times Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 The National Auction Group #685 Sarasota County, FL Florida Press 3.792 inches wide by 4 inches deep Revision: We had to change Absolute Auction to Bankruptcy Auction Thomas J. Bone, FL #AU3433 rfrfntb5,700ACRESWORLD-CLASS HUNTING & FISHINGSARASOTACOUNTY,FLORIDA nftb I-75 Frontage Offered in Parcels & Entirety Bordered by Conservation Land Working Cattle Ranch Managed for Trophy Game Perimeter Fencing, Pastures, Ponds & Creeks UNLIMITED DEVELOPMENT POTENTIALttntttbnn r 39th Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival February 1 & 2 www.MountDoraCenterForTheArts.org 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.) UCI Thurman, Griffis, Barnett chosen as top staffersUnion Correctional Institution recently named Officer Robert Thurman, Kimberly Barnett and Eva Griffis as its top staffers for the month of December. Officer Thurman was chosen as Officer of the Month. Barnett was named Employee of the Month for the Main Unit and Griffis was named Employee of the Month for the UCI Work Camp. Thurman has worked for UCI since 2005 and has served the institution in a wide variety of capacities during his career. He worked as an officer in both general population and close management settings, including Death Row. He served as a vehicle gate officer, supervising the movement of vehicles onto the secure compound. He also served as a security and recreation officer for inmates in the institutions mental health dorms. Thurman is a member of the Rapid Response Team and, as such, undergoes intensive extra training every month to prepare him to respond to any emergency situation at a moments notice. Thurman is currently the lock and key officer for the institution. In a facility with 3,000-plus locks that need to remain securein order to protect the safety of the public, staff and inmatesbeing the lock and key officer is a very challenging position. Thurman and Sgt. Bradley Chapman are tasked with ensuring all the locks remain operational, all the keys remain accounted for and every cell, control room, office and building remain secure at all timesnot an easy job by any measure. Recently, the two officers had to get all the buildings in the new UCI Work Camp ready to house inmates hundreds of additional locks and keys that had to be meticulously prepared, tested and accounted for. Sgt. Chapman nominated Thurman for Officer of the Month because he said Thurman did an outstanding job of getting the work camp up and running. Chapman also noted that Officer Thurman often gets called to the institution during his off hours nights, weekends, holidays to repair critical locks in order to maintain the security of the institution. He gets called in all the time and he never complains, said Chapman. Chapman said Thurmans hard work and positive attitude make him an ideal candidate for Officer of the Month. Prior to working for DOC, Thurman served in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division, for 13 years. He was involved in Operation Just Cause (Panama) and Operation Desert Shield/ Desert Storm (Southwest Asia). When he first left the military, he served as store operations manager for Food Lion, supervising several stores in Jacksonville and the surrounding area for approximately six years. Barnett has worked for the Department of Corrections for nearly 10 years, spending all of her career at UCI. She has worked as administrative assistant to the major, the assistant warden and the warden. She served as the institutions recruiter, ensuring that prospective staff members completed all of the necessary steps in order to be hired. Barnett currently works in the institutions mail room, processing incoming and outgoing mail for inmates and staff members. This is a meticulous job since it also entails processing legal mail to and from attorneys and court systems. Gary Grainger, Barnetts supervisor, characterized her as efficient, diligent and helpful. She goes out of her way to help others. She makes sure the mail is properly distributed, as well as ensuring legal mail is logged and signed for daily, he said. I can depend on her to run the mail room when I am not there. She goes above and beyond her duties in the performance of her job. Mrs. Barnett ranks within the top 10 percent of UCIs staff for a job well done. Griffis is the food service director for the newly opened UCI Work Camp. Overseeing a brand new kitchen and food service system is a real challenge, but Griffis rose to the occasion and has the department up and running at full steam. Food service administrative assistant Sibi Johnson said, Mrs. Griffis is a very determined and hard-working woman who sets a great example for all other staff members. She is always early and always stays late to lend a helping hand. She is always in a great mood and is such a pleasure to work with! I feel very blessed to have her, not only as a supervisor, but as a lifelong friend. Griffis has worked at UCI for five years. She previously supervised the staff dining room, where employees could enjoy an inexpensive but delicious lunch without having to drive several miles during a limited lunch hour. In her current position as food service director at the work camp, she trains staff and inmates assigned to work in the kitchen. She supervises the cooking, baking and meal preparations each day, ensuring that good hygiene and food service standards are adhered to at all times. She trains inmates in skills they can use in the food service industry once they have re-entered society. She is also responsible for the efficient and economic operation of the food service department at the work camp. ABOVE: Asst. Warden David Maddox (at left) joins Warden Diane Andrews, Food Service Director Jeffrey Andrews and Dr. Rodolphe Lafontant (at right) in congratulating UCI Work Camp Food Service Director Eva Griffis after she was named the Employee of the Month for December from the work camp. TOP RIGHT: Warehouse Supervisor Gary Grainger (at left) joins Warden Diane Andrews and Asst. Warden Stephen Rossiter (at right) in congratulating Kim Barnett, UCI Main Units Employee of the Month for December. RIGHT: Col. Kevin Box and Asst. Warden David Maddox (at left) join Warden Diane Andrews (at right) in congratulating Officer Robert Thurman on being named December Officer of the Month for UCI.

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From the first five minutes, I felt at home, he said.The Medical Foster Home Program was created to give veterans an alternative to longterm care and assisted living Keystone Heights High School soccer player Juan Grimaldo (foreground) and an Eastside player prepare to make a play on a throwin during the District 5-2A championship match, which Eastside won 1-0. See page 5B for more on the Indians, who will play a Thursday, Jan. 30, in Mount Dora. Earning bids to the Florida High School Athletic Association Finals in weightlifting are (above, l-r) Union Kayla Geraghty, Kristen Cook and Courtney Personette, more. Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake RegionFEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* CLOSED MON & TUES SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 Starts Friday, Jan. 31 Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri, 7:00, 9:05 Sat, 4:55, 7:00, 9:05 Sun, 5:15 Wed Thurs, 7:30EXPENDABLESNow Showing PG-13 Kevin Hart inFri, 8:00 Sat, 5:00, 8:00 Sun, 5:00 Wed Thurs, 7:15 RBradley Cooper in American HustleRide Along Strong for state Keep your eye on the ball BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It would be easy for an observer to conclude that Don Nolder and Teresa Dunn are father and daughter. There is an underlying affection to the sometimes teasing interaction that speaks of a close, familial bond. They are not related, but only in the truest sense of the word. Were very close, Dunn said. I dont think of him any different than any other family member I have. Though Dunn is the same age as Nolders daughter, Nolder said, Shes like a mother to me. She takes care of me. Nolder feels right at home, whether hes sitting on the back deck, where he can read a book and take in a view of the lake, or simply enjoying the company of Dunns 16-year-old dog, Missy, who finds it quite comfortable in Nolders arms. That is what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Home-Based Primary Care Medical Foster Home Program is all about. Tanya Fookes, the Medical Foster Home coordinator for the Gainesville area, said the program provides the veteran the ability to stay in the community, to be in a home and to be in a family environment rather than in an institution. Its really a quality of life for them as well, Fookes said. Nolder has been living with Dunn and her husband, David, for the past seven months. Upon his arrival, he knew he was in the right place.Giving those who served a true home lifeVeteran Don Nolder is pictured with is caregiver, Teresa Dunn. Nolder feels quite at home, especially See HOME, 8B

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2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday Jan. 30, 2014 win a from one of these local merchants! Valentines Day messagesare something unique & special!Dont miss sending yours to that special someone... The Bradford County Telegraph Lake Region Monitor Union County Times our Special Message and a Picture of the One(s) You Love for UNION COUNTY TIMES386-496-2261 Fax: 386-496-2858 125 E. Main St Lake Butler, FL 904-964-6405 Fax: 904-964-8628 131 E. Call St Starke, FL 32091LAKE REGION MONITOR352-473-2210 Fax: 352-473-2210 7382 SR-21 Keystone Heights, FL Mail or bring in your completed form, cash/check/credit card to the office nearest you. Email photo and/or message to All messages must be in one of our offices by 12 noon Feb. 13. Please include a phone number. We can call you back for credit card info.

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The fourth annual Santa Fe College Miss Bradford Fest is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Bradford High School auditorium 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 enroll ment.) 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.Miss Bradford Fest set for Feb. 81983 when the thermometer rose only to 21. The next day, however, the temperature rose to the mid-30s for a few hours. Deputies responded to in excess of 100 reported accidents, mostly on U.S. 301. So many accidents were reported, it was difficult to keep exact records. City patrolmen were having the same difficulty. One officer said he did not have to be there to be able to write up an accident they all were basically the same. We really appreciate the many people and agencies who were involved during the weekend, and we dont want to leave anyone out, so we offer our sincere appreciation to anyone who helped in any way, said EMS Director Chapman and Sheriff Etheridge. sunshine, however, and traffic was back pretty much to normal by Sunday afternoon, even with the continuing below-freezing temperatures. Weekend temperatures recorded at the Gainesville Airport were a low of 34 and high of 37 for Friday, Dec. 22; a low of 24 and a high of 30 for Saturday; a low of 17 and a high of 30 for Sunday; and a low of 19, with a high of 44 for Monday, Christmas day. It took driversunfamiliar with icy roadssome time to learn to slow down. Wrecker services were kept busy pulling cars out of ditches. People were slipping down on the ice in the Deerfoot Village parking lot. Everybody has stories to tell about how cars slid around. Fortunately, there were no serious accidents. Plumbers have worked all weekend and are still repairing ruptured water pipes caused by ice. Sundays temperature in Starke was reported to be as low as 13 degrees in one area, with a high of 23. The high Monday was only 29, but Tuesdays warm-up back into the 40s signaled the return of more normal temperatures. Temperatures below freezing for two days and three nights may be a record for this area. This writer remembers only two times the temperature stayed below 32 degrees all day since 1960. The most recent was Christmas day There was talk of snow this week. By the time this issue is published, well know if we did indeed get flurries. Heres a look back to a couple of Telegraph stories that focused on what is an unusual occurrence in this area. On Feb. 12, 1899, Mrs. Jesse Jones, wife of a pioneer Starke merchant, took pen in hand, opened her diary and wrote: Snowstorm in Florida, Feb. 12, 1899, Sunday. It blew all day very hard and very cold. About nine oclock at night it commenced to rain and sleet. The wind blew hard all night. I slept very little as the wind frightened me, and when I awakened in the morning, I was very much amazed to see everything covered with snow, and the thermometer down to 8. I have lived in Florida since 1859 and have never seen anything like it before. The snow laid on the ground three days. The second day, Capt. Jones had to take a shovel and dig it off the front porch. I think everything must be killed; our garden is dead, nothing left. If orange trees are not killed, then they could be planted in the North. Capt. Jones is 64 years old, and this is the first time he ever saw snow. He was born and raised in Florida. Ninety years later came the Christmas snow of 1989, measuring less than half an inch except where banked. It could not match the snow of 1899, which was reported to be at least 2 inches. Due to steady freezing temperatures, both snows remained unmelted for three days. The 1899 freeze came just four years after the treacherous double-whammy dealt to this North Central Florida area during the winter of 1894-95, when one freeze with temperatures down to 13 degrees came in December, followed by another in February. The trouble was that the month of January was unseasonably warm, causing sap in the orange trees to rise. The freeze of Feb. Emma Theus, the daughter of Laura and Harold Theus of Starke, took first overall in the Senior Contemporary category and was also awarded Highest Overall Scoring Senior Soloist (ages 14-19) at the Tremaine Dance Competition in New York City. Theus placed ahead of 36 girls who were primarily from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Her performance was titled Iris and choreographed by Starke Academy of Dance teacher Stephanie Borglum. This was not Theus first taste of success at a Tremaine competition. In Atlanta last October, she placed first overall in the lyrical category and was awarded Highest Overall Scoring Senior Soloist for the routine The Muse, which was also choreographed by Borglum. At the Atlanta competition, Theus placed ahead of 44 girls (ages 14-18) who were primarily from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Theus may attend Nationals in Orlando this July, where she would compete against girls from all over for Dancer of the Year and to earn the chance to tour with the company for the 2014-15 season.Theus dances her way to the top at NYC competition BY JOE GISSY, E.L. MATTHEWS AND CAROLYN EAVES Bing Crosbys White Christmas finally came to Bradford County, with up to an inch of snow on the ground, mixed with an ice storm Saturday that made the tree tops glisten, just like Bing said. Winter arrived officially Thursday, Dec. 21, with a mild low of 33 degrees, touching off a prolonged five-day period of sub-freezing temperatures and setting a new record for length, but stopping short of the 8 degrees recorded here in 1835 and 1899. Low temperatures recorded at the city treatment plant on Edwards Road were 25 Saturday, 15 Sunday, 16 Monday, 28 Tuesday and 27 Wednesday. The wave of cold air sweeping down from Canada, mixing with moist air over the Gulf of Mexico, brought freezing rain, sleet, snow and frigid temperatures to all of North Florida, paralyzing traffic and wreaking havoc with power lines, water pipes, trees, plants and crops. Light rain Friday night turned to ice as it fell onto sub-freezing surfaces, glazing everything with a layer of ice. The rain turned into sleet and snow as temperatures dropped. Intermittent snow, sleet and rain continued throughout the day Saturday and into Sunday night, making driving hazardous to Florida drivers uninitiated into driving on ice. Clearing skies Sunday morning brought sunshine, but little warmththe temperature getting only to 29 degrees in the afternoon. Snow and ice on highways melted in the Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B 301 East Call Street Downtown Starke(by the Railroad Tracks Formerly Ricks)904-964-9253 atSunday, February 2nd @ 6:30pm Pick score of game until kick-off You must be present at Lombardi Trophy Presentation Drink Specials All Day! LIVE MUSIC (904) 964-7555134 East Call Street Starke, FL Its Tax Time! Corporate and Individual Income Tax Services Full Bookkeeping & Payroll Services Audit & Accounting Services Business Consulting including Quickbooks & Accounting. Set up new Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships. back (l-r): Cindy Ward, Kara Wainwright, Brad Million front: Job White and Doug Reddish Let the professionals atReddish & White CPAsget the refund you deserve FAST 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 Looking for relatives of Sumpter Earl Buster and Mabel Geiger. Buster died in 1965, Mabel died in 2010. Mary Jane, Teresa, Rupert, Mildred and Bethel. We lived on Geiger Rd. in Starke. Snow? It happened in 1899...Emma Theus earned several top honors during the Tremaine Dance Competition in New York City. The Bradford Parents Athletic Association is now signing up children for T-ball, baseball and softball on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. until noon, at the Edwards Road ballfields in Starke. You may also register online at http://starkebradfordleague. baberuthonline.com. There will be a coaches meeting Friday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas Street center. Anyone interested in being certified as an umpire can attend a clinic on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 9 a.m. at Edwards Road....and 1989 in Bradford CountySee SNOW, 7BBradford Parents Athletic Association sign-ups are under wayJudy 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 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.Archaeology, weaving to be topics at Feb. 3 DAR meeting

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Jane E. (formerly Jane E. Rice) and retired Navy LCDR Edward W. Nelson, a retired air route traffic controller, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a family luncheon hosted by their children. They were married Feb 5, 1944 in Atlanta. Their children are Barbara Mains of The Villages; Karen Nelson of Keystone Heights; Cindy Machupa of Gainesville and the late Nancy Darby Bloodgood of Keystone Heights. The Nelsons have nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.Nelsons celebrate 70 years 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday Jan. 30, 2014 The Outdoor Power Super Store No One Beats Our Prices In cludes pickup & delivery on Lawn Tractors & Riding Mowers within *Offers valid Jan. 1 March 31, 2014* $2995 ( 904)368-9156 127 E. 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Well, here is the result of their great job!   We now have flooding on one side of Sampson Lake and very low water along the riverside.   For years Sampson River was enjoyed by both boaters and fishermen.   The boats Dear Editor: Disappointed was an understatement when I read the front page article in the Lake Region Monitor dated Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, entitled Brown Resigning from KH council will challenge Hildreth for mayor post. Mr. Browns assertion that the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board (CRAB) was all supporters of Mayor Hildreth was quite surprising to hear. To insinuate that this board has any political agenda is patently false. The CRAB members do not discuss mayoral politics, instead we discuss in meetings that are open to the public ways we can improve the business climate and the lives of the citizens of Keystone Heights. The CRAB is responsive to and supportive of all members of the city council and city staff because we must work together to be successful. What a shame that Vice Mayor Brown would make a disparaging comment about this board. For the record, the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board is not a club, these task oriented business owners and volunteers were approved by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). These same members make up the city council which Mr. Brown is on. Trying to give the impression that the CRAB needs to slow down is unjustified, it implies we are a runaway train or somehow not accountable to the CRA board where the opposite is true. All CRAB meetings are open to the public, advertised, and recorded; in addition, I have personally invited Mr. Brown to attend the meetings. Most importantly to note is that the structure of the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board only advises the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). It is only with approval from the CRA that the CRAB moves forward on any projects. So why would Mr. Brown imply otherwise? Thank you for the opportunity to set the record straight. We look forward to working with all members of the CRA the city council and the business community. Deirdre Murphy, Chairperson of the City of Keystone Heights Community Redevelopment Advisory Board Letters editor@bctelegraph.com Browns views of CRAB are off the mark Edward and Jane NelsonBradford County, Suwannee River Water Management are no friends to lakes, riverscould easily go up and down the river enjoying the sights and sounds of nature and perhaps even stopping to chat with the residents that lived along the river. A great time was enjoyed by both the boaters and the residents. That has now come to an end!   Our great useless County Officials and the Suwanee River MIS Management has seen to that.   We now live on Canoe Less Creek (formerly known as Sampson River).   If youre very lucky you can canoe if you find deep enough spots.   One day its Oh Wow, we have water, OOPS here comes Bradford County and Suwanee River MIS Management, and there goes the water! Instead of taking care of the reasons for the problems they continue to contribute to the problems.   We are told that the homes in the Country Club area flood so they have to open up the flow out of Sampson Lake.   Well, it seems to me that someone in this County should be able to figure out that we need to have better drainage along the problem areas.   Sampson River cannot and should not handle all the high water problems in the County.   Also, who was the intelligent County person that allowed people to build homes along Sampson Lake and not make sure that the elevation was high enough to handle a high water time (oh sorry, I forgot that would require someone thinking). Most Counties are able to figure these problems out.   Anyone with common sense and some intelligence looking for a job Bradford County needs help! The only thing that this County and Suwanee River MIS Management have been able to accomplish is turning our lakes and rivers into retention ponds and depreciating our property values.   Take a look around and you will see for yourself the results of their work! Richard Corbin Dear Editor: On Friday, January 24th, Southside Elementary School partnered with Bradford High School for a Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) Tailgate Party a pep rally to honor the students at Southside who exemplified the behavioral expectations we have set being prompt, prepared, respectful, safe and honest. Over 400 students were honored at this event, and were treated to performances by the Bradford High School Drumline, Southside, Bradford High form positive partnershipCheerleaders and Football Team. Southsides Assistant Principal, Sherree Alvarez was present to give a motivational speech, telling students that every step they make in the right direction puts them one step closer to successfully meeting their goals. An event of this kind took a lot of planning and coordination of efforts. This would not have been possible if not for the support Southside received from Bradford High School Principal, Bryan Boyer and his staff. Every step of the way, Bradford High School staff and students were where they were supposed to be, when they were supposed to be there it was amazing to see how smoothly this event worked with so many people working together. In the words of Bradford High Schools Coach Burch, I like it when I see a play come together. The staff at Southside has to be among the best staff anywhere. From the teachers who have taught and reinforced behavioral expectations, to the Positive Behavior Supports Team, to the dedicated staff who worked the event we are a family, and once again have shown what can be accomplished when we all work together for a common cause. At the culmination of Southsides Tailgate Party, I took a moment to reflect on everyone who had a part in making this event a success. I am thankful I am a part of the Southside Elementary School family, and blessed that we were able to partner with such a competent and well pulled together team as Bradford High School. Robin Frazer Dear Editor: Much of the blame for the cliff that this country is hurtling toward must be credited to the career politicians that we Americans have been supporting throughout the years. Of course, we, the voters (and in a certain sense, the non-voters) also play a major role in this fiasco, since we are the ones who enter the voting booth and make our selection. We have screwed up royally. But I am especially disenchanted with the lifetime members of our House and Senate--from both parties- because their refusal to step down has led to what many call the fourth branch of government. That would be special interest groups. These hundreds of wealthladen organizations heavily influence what our legislators do in Washington as a result of the donations they make to Time to elect someone other than career politicianspoliticians. Whether anyone admits it or not, huge sums of money influence peoples actions. It would be extremely foolish to think otherwise. Until term limits and/or curbs on financial donations become the law of the land, the wise thing for us to do would be to stop electing politicians and begin to elect teachers, merchants, engineers, doctors, etc. (Notice that I dont include lawyers in my list. They, too, are a big part of the problem because they are trained to accept no outcome except to win. That is no way to run a country.) So where do we begin? Thats easy. Send a message loud and clear in the next presidential election. Elect someone who is not involved in politics; who can communicate clearly and honestly, who has real American values; who can reach out and unite all of our citizens without pandering to any; who will actually support the Constitution of the United States. Is there such a person? Absolutely!? His name is Dr. Ben Carson. This retired Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins is a model of the American dream. He overcame tremendous difficulties in his early life and is famous for his groundbreaking work separating conjoined twins. His lifelong commitment to education, his ability to bring people together, and his basic values make him an ideal choice as the most important American. Of course, dont take my word for it. Go online. Do the research (like I did). Watch the movie about his life. Read his books. You cant help but be impressed. Dr. Carson has declared that he will become a candidate if there is a real clamoring from the people. So, lets do ourselves a favor. Lets make enough noise to send an undeniable message to the politicians, the special interest hacks, and all the people of this land. We want a real American as our leader. We want Dr. Ben Carson. Leonard C. Young Keystone Heights Socials ,

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Luciera Hamm, Kierston Boatwright and Autumn Rodgers earned sixth-place finishes for Bradford. Hamm had a 195 total (100, 95) in the 101 class, while Boatwright had a 195 total (105, 90) in the 110 class. Rodgers had a 225 total (90, 135) in the 129 class. Leah Bryant and Courtney Stanton earned a pair of seventhplace finishes for the Tornadoes. Bryant had a 220 total (95, 125) in the 129 class, while Stanton had a 225 total (110, 115) in the 183 class. Also placing in the top 10 for Bradford were Olivia Archer and Shannon Mikell. Archer was eighth in the 119 class with a 205 total (105, 100), while Mikell was eighth in the 183 class with a 220 total (105, 115). Carson Elder, Ryann Clemons, Sydnie Davis, Haley Sweat and Brooke Shireman competed for Bradford. Their totals were: Elder 185 (80, 105) in the 139 class, Clemons 220 (100, 120) and Davis 205 (105, 100) in the 169 class, and Sweat 245 (120, 125) and Shireman 205 (105, 100) in the unlimited class. The top six individuals in each weight class at the state finals will earn medals. Griffis said its a special group he has that will attempt to earn those medals. The five state qualifiers stay at least 30 minutes after practice in an attempt to get better. Plus, they have a close bond. These girls have camaraderie. Every one of them watches out for the other one, Griffis said, adding, All of them want the best for each other. second in the 169 class with a 295 total (170, 125), but Cassidy McDilda was awarded runnerup status due to the weigh-in tiebreaker. Gainesvilles Breanna Thomas won the 169 class with a 330 total. Bradfords Hopkins finished 5 pounds behind Unions Personette in the 119 class with a 245 total (110, 135). Story said going back to the start of the season, he couldnt have envisioned Hopkins reaching such a total. However, the junior has proven to be mentally tough and the battles she had with making weight last year were non-existent this year, Story said. The Jan. 18 Keystone Heights High School Invitational was a sign of things to come. Story said when he saw how easy Hopkins third clean and jerk attempt of 125 was, he knew she had a chance to qualify for state. Hopkins tied for the highest clean and jerk total at the District 4 meet. Shes a strong girl, and shes a pretty hard worker, Story said. Bradford had two lifters finish two spots out of qualifying for state. Karen Clark was fifth in the 110 class with a 205 total (100, 105), while Jordan Davis was fifth in the 139 class with a 245 total (120, 125). Clarks total was just 5 pounds behind third place. Trinity Catholic (4-17-1) in a Jan. 30 quarterfinal match. The Indians and Rams played a scoreless first half in the District 5 championship match, but Eastside got a goal from Tyler Miller-Jones off of a header of penalty kick in the 47th minute. It marked the first time an opponent had shut Keystone out this season. They definitely had a great game plan, Waters said. They got us off our short passing game. They were very aggressive. The refs let them play. We didnt make those one or two plays that we normally make. Miller-Jones had at least four good looks in the first half, but he misfired on a couple of attempts. Goalie Eric Wood made a save on a one-on-one play, while Wyatt Graziano cleared another Miller-Jones attempt out of the box. Keystones Zac Hawkins sent a nice cross into the box with approximately two minutes remaining in the first half, but an Eastside player was able to head the ball away and prevent a possible score. Juan Grimaldo had the Indians best attempt at a goal in the second half with approximately four minutes remaining, but Keystone just couldnt get the goal it needed to extend the match. Though the players were disappointed, their coach was ready to talk about the overall season. Keystone has shut out 18 opponents this season and went 14-0 in regular-season district play. This is the best team Keystone Heights has ever produced, Waters said. The Indians get to continue playing by virtue of having made it to the district championship match. Their regional-clinching berth came in a 3-0 win over Crescent City in a Jan. 22 district semifinal match. Hawkins scored two goals, while Cory Hedding had another. Grimaldo assisted on all three. pleasant surprise. He said he expected a 145-150 total in the bench press and a 135 total in the clean and jerk. Cook was determined to do more. She came out fired up and told me what she wanted to do, Griffis said. What she did was get 160 in the bench and 145 in the clean and jerk for a 305 total, which put her 25 pounds ahead of 199 runner-up Yana Parker of Gainesville. Brown and Personette were runners-up in their respective classes. Brown, who also qualified for state last season, had a bench press of 165 and a clean and jerk of 155 for a 320 total, which put her 20 pounds ahead of Ocala West Ports Nia Randolph. However, she had to go up against two-time defending state champion Jessica Kinsler of Gainesville, who won the class with a 440 total. Personette fractured one of her elbows eight weeks ago, so Griffis wasnt sure what to expect out of her. She finished with a 250 total (135 bench press, 115 clean and jerk), which was 5 pounds behind 119 champion Megan Neal of Gainesville. Her bench press total topped the class. She had the day of her life, Griffis said. Geraghty actually tied for BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford and Union County high schools will send a combined six girls weightlifters to the state finals after their performances at the District 4 qualifying meet on Jan. 25 in Belleview. The top three lifters in each weight class earned the right to go to the state meet, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, in Kissimmee. Union will be sending a school-record five, including district champions Kristen Cook (199-pound class) and Kaylee Findley (unlimited). Im so proud of them, Union coach Bryan Griffis said. You dont know how it feels to carry five girls (to the district meet) and go five for five. The efforts of Cook, Findley, Jessica Brown, Kayla Geraghty and Courtney Personetteall of whom set personal records in the bench pressled to a thirdplace finish for Union in the team standings behind champion Gainesville and runner-up Ocala Vanguard. Christin Hopkins was Bradfords lone qualifier. She was able to get the last spot in the 119 class, finishing third behind Unions Personette. Bradford had 15 compete at the meet, with 10 earning top-10 finishes. Overall, we had a pretty decent day, Bradford coach Deac Story said. Findley finished 10 pounds ahead of unlimited runner-up Virginia Strough of Bronson. Findley had a bench press of 205 poundswhich was at least 15 pounds better than every other lifter in the classand a clean and jerk of 145 to give her a 350 total. Griffis said Cook, a sophomore who is in her first year of weightlifting, was a Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B (904) 368-81581371 US301 S., Starke, FL OPEN LATE COLD BEER ~ GREAT FOOD ~ PLENTY OF TVs 50 Wings$40(Any 2 flavors)100 Wings$75(Any 4 flavors)10 Wing Combo$999(Includes side & drink)20 Wings & Pitcher of Beer$20Come Join Us!20 Wing Combo$1899(Includes 2 sides & 2 drinks) IN CONCERT THE TRIBUTE QUARTETfrom Nashville, Tennessee(Including Local Talent Josh Singletary)Award-winning Tribute Quartet atFellowship Baptist Churchin Raiford For more information call (386) 431-1732 Located 1 mile South of Raiford on SR-121 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Regional tournament success has been hard to come by for the Keystone Heights High School girls soccer team, with Ocala Trinity Catholic serving as the Indians recent nemesis. Keystone (17-9-1) traveled to Ocala to take on the defending state champs in a Class 2A quarterfinal match on Jan. 23, losing 9-0. The Celtics (15-3-1) ended the Indians seasons in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013 also by scores of 3-0, 6-0, 8-0 and 8-0. Keystone was attempting to move into the semifinal round for the fifth time in school history. Trinity, which got two goals each from Briana Camargo, Julia Gruber and Lindsey Pinder, played Santa Fe this past Tuesday in the semifinals. Santa Fe (25-1), which defeated the Indians for the District 5 championship, won its firstever regional playoff match, defeating Umatilla 5-2. The Celtics have defeated Santa Fe 8-0 twice in past regional matchups. Christin Hopkins competes in the clean and jerk for Bradford. Photo by Shelley Rodgers. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School allowed just the second goal this season against district competition, but it proved to be enough for the Eastside Rams, who defeated the Indians 1-0 in the District 5-2A boys soccer championship match on Jan. 24 in Gainesville. It was a great district final, said Keystone head coach Trevor Waters, whose team will travel to play District 6 champion Mount Dora in a regional quarterfinal match on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. They made the one play, and we werent able to make the play. Keystone (21-3-2) will now travel to play District 6 champion Mount Dora (13-8-2) in a regional quarterfinal match on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Well win that one, and well see (Eastside) again, Waters said. Eastside (18-6) will host Rams defeat KHHS for district titleKHHS girls fall to Celtics again Kaylee Findley was one of two district champions for Union County. Photo by Shelley Rodgers. If Keystone wins its regioanl matchup against Mount Dora, it will travel to play either Eastside or Trinity Catholic in a semifinal match on Tuesay, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. Visit www.starkejournal. com to view more photos. (Membership required.) Eric Wood makes a save in the second half for the Indians.

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In addition to her husband, she is survived by: her son, Bobby (Lila); daughter, Leigh (Forrest); granddaughter, Courtney and her twin sister, Marilyn Bridges. She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Alberta Garrett, and her adopted stepfather Roy Bridges. Carolyn grew up in Stuckey, S.C. later moving to Gainesville as a child. She graduated from P.K. Yonge Laboratory School. Following high school, she attended the University of Florida and graduated with highest honors from Florida Southern College in Lakeland with a B.S. degree in biology and world history. She was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and additionally was a member of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and was elected as a member of the Florida Academy of Sciences. Following graduation, she met and married her husband Hill, raising her children in Birmingham, AL for 15 years before moving back to Florida. In addition to raising her children, she was active in a number of organizations including PTA, Keystone Heights City Council, and various social organizations, serving in a variety of leadership roles. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Starke. Her interests were many and varied. She was an accomplished tennis player and an ardent supporter of Gator athletics. She was an avid fan of Gator football and basketball relishing the triumphs and enduring the defeats. She was able to witness several championship seasons and enjoyed them thoroughly. She loved to travel and had an adventurous spirit.   Her memorial service was held at Williams-Thomas Funeral Home West Area, 823 NW 143rd Street at Jan. 29, with Dr. Don McGarity officiating. Following the memorial service, she will be interred in Indiantown, S.C. at a later date. The family would like to thank everyone who offered comfort and support in her final days. Special thanks to the staff at North Florida Regional Hospital as well as Haven Hospice who made her journey home a peaceful one. Additionally, the support of Dr. Don McGarity, her pastor at First Presbyterian in Starke was invaluable. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, a contribution in her honor be made to First Presbyterian Church of Starke (912 East Call St., Starke, FL 32091). Please visit her memorial page at williamsthomasfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARYCecelia BrownSTARKECecelia Kay Brown, 71, of Starke, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.   She was born June 22, 1942 to Millard A. and Doris I. (Griffis) Strickland in Jacksonville.   She was of the Holiness faith.   She is survived by six children, Ted E. Manning, Randall E. Manning, Doris I. Manning, Carol S. Parrish, Priscilla Manning and Alan Manning; siblings, Ellen Carolyn Harvey, Edward Buddy Clark, Carl Wayne Morris, Debra Branch, Lind McCormick and Joe Morris;   18 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.   The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke.Timothy BryanTimothy BryanSTARKEMr. Timothy Alan Timmy Bryan, age 52, of Starke passed away on Jan. 11, 2014 at Shands University Hospital in Gainesville, with his family by his side. He was born on May 11, 1961 to the late Loyd and Beverly Bryan of Starke. He is preceded in death by his sister, Cathy Taylor; and his brother, Micheal Mike Bryan. Timmy can be remembered for his horsemanship, in his younger years. He showed his barrel horse Strawberry at the Local Bradford Roping Club and the Bradford 4-H Horse Club, which he won state in pole bending and cloverleaf. He loved his fish pond behind his house. He was a Florida Gator and Nascar Fan, his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt, Sr. He was a big fan of John Wayne. He worked for Terrwilliger Motors, Jim Martin Tires of Jacksonsville, and he was self employed in construction. Timmy is survived by: his wife of 30 years, Sharon Bryan; his son, Alan Micheal Bryan; sisters, Sharen Bryan Mcmillan of Waldo, Cindy Bryan (Alan) Wilkerson of Clay Hill; brothers, Loyd (Marian) Bryan Jr. of Lawtey, John Bryan of Starke, and Donnie (Sheila) Jackson of Raiford. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Church of God in Lawtey.PAID OBITUARYBrenda CanadayCONWAY, S.C.Brenda Joyce Canaday, 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at her residence following an illness. Born Nov. 30, 1947 in Bluefield, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lacey and Alice Miller Mullins. She is predeceased by: daughter, Brenda Joyce Fowler; brother, Lacy Mullins Jr.; and a sister, Louise Sizemore. She is survived by: her husband Richard Glen Canaday Sr.; sons, Richard Canaday Jr. of Starke and Basil (Teresa) Canaday II of Conway, S.C.; daughters, Regina (Elmer) Williams and Jennifer (Kristopher) Hinson both of Lakeland; brothers, David Mullins and Charles Mullins both of W.Va.; sisters, Debbie Orndorff and Linda McGraw both of Va., Ruth Williams of N.C.; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice 1500 Main St. Conway, SC 29526.Anthony CivitareseAnthony CivitareseJACKSONVILLEAnthony Tony Camillo Civitarese, 90, of Jacksonville died on Jan. 22, 2014. He was born in Chiefi, Italy on Jan. 1, 1924 to the late Leonardo and Liberata Civitarese. He worked as a salesman for Huggin Sash & Door for many years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Sampson City Church of God. He is predeceased by: his first wife, Sarah E. Civitarese; sister, Rosie Civitarese; and brothers, Pete, Ernest and Nicholas Civitarese. Tony is survived by: his wife of 14 years, Carolyn Hilliard Civitarese; children, Ronald A. Civitarese of Seattle, Wash., Benjamin (Pamela) Civitarese of Evans, Ga., and Victor R. Civitarese of Jacksonville; step children, Lola E. (Wayne) Douglas of San Antonio, Texas, Teresa L. (Joey) Faulkner, Tommy L. (Regina) Hilliard, Jr., Carolyn (William) Reddish and James Todd Hilliard, Sr. all of Starke; sister, Mary L. Civitarese Margeson of Peabody, Mass.; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 25 at Sampson City Church of God with Reverend Gene Bass officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Ernie Dukes, Sr.FLORAHOMEErnie L. Dukes, Sr., 83, of Florahome died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at the Lakewood Nursing Center in Crescent City. He was born on May 6, 1930 to the late Brady and Ethel Dukes in Jacksonville where he had also retired as a shipyard supervisor. He was a longtime resident of the Florahome and Keystone Heights area and also a member of the Dunham Woods Baptist Church. His daughter, Sonya Lynn Bynum had preceded him in death. He is survived by: his wife of 65 years, Joyce (Pellum); son, Butch (Kathy) Dukes of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brother, Jimmy Dukes of Brunswick, Ga.; two grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were Jan. 25, in the Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott ONeal officiating. The burial followed at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.James GreenSTARKEJames Jimmy Archibald Green, 81, of Starke, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at Shands at the University of Florida. He was born in Starke on June 22, 1932 to the late Adam Green and Rosa Driggers Green. He has been a lifelong resident of Bradford County where he graduated from Bradford High School. He served in the National Guard, worked part time for the Bradford County Sheriffs Office, and retired from the Department of Corrections after 31 years. He attended the River of Life Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert and Herbert Green; and sisters, Grace Green Page and Dorothy Green Reese.   He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Mary Carlton Green; daughter, Stephanie (George) Loznicka of Keystone Heights; two grandchildren; and one greatgrandson. Funeral services were held Jan. 29, at Archie Tanner Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Charlie Green officiating. Interment followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke.Raymond HodgesRaymond HodgesLOGANDALE, NEV.Raymond Everet Hodges, age 74, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 in Logandale, Nev.   He was born Aug. 25, 1939 in Sanderson, Florida to Roland and Emmie Godwin Hodges.   He was briefly married to Florence Lewis of East Palatka before serving his country in the U.S. Air Force.   He was stationed in Germany where he met and married his second wife Karin.   Their only son, Ronald, was born in Germany. Raymond grew up in Florida, where he and Karin raised their son.   In Florida he worked mostly as a truck driver.   In 1976 they moved to Colorado where he worked in the construction industry and for many years for the Silt Irrigation District.   He loved the Rockies and enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding their horses.   Ray and Karin divorced after they moved to Nevada.   In 2013 Ray came to Logandale to live with his son.   He will be remembered as a gentle southern gentleman. Survivors include: his son, Ronald Ron (Stormie) Hodges;   one granddaughter, Courtney both of Logandale, Nev.; sister, Linda (Mike) Deloach of Maggie Valley, N.C.; brothers, Kenneth (Connie) Hodges of Palatka, and J.W. (Shirley) Hodges. He has numerous nephews and nieces.   Funeral services were held Jan. 24, at Archie Tanner Funeral Services with Pastor Glenn Tillis officiating. Interment followed at Swift Creek Cemetery in Lake Butler. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit archietannerfuneralservices. com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Barbara LairdSTARKEBarbara E. Laird, 80, of Starke died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Windsor Manor following an extended illness. She was born on Oct. 13, 1933 in Miami to the late Nolian and Jessie Mae (Holt) Beckham. She was a homemaker and member of Union Baptist Church in Newberry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Laird. Survivors are: sons, Michael Cooper of Ft. Lauderdale and Patrick (Maryanne) Cooper of New York; five grandchildren; one great grandson. Graveside funeral services were held on Jan. 27 at Union Baptist Church Cemetery, in Newberry. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home in Starke. John MarshSTARKEJohn Wilton Marsh, 85, of Starke died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Parkside Assisted Living Facility in Starke. He was born in Atlanta, Ga. Oct. 18, 1928 to the late Oscar W. and Louise (Trammel) Marsh, and served in the United States Air force. He first retired from the Miami Beach area as a firefighter and later as Safety Director from Shands Hospital in Gainesville. He was a member of the St. Madeleine Catholic Church in High Springs. His wife of 52 years, Barbara and their two sons, Jeffery and Gregory had preceded him in death. Survivors are: daughters, Joanna Marsh of St. Augustine and Sharon (Richard) Pierce, of Seattle, Wash., one granddaughter; and one great granddaughter. There are no scheduled services at this time. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Parkside Assisted Living Facility, 329 Church Street, Starke, FL 32091. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke.Della SailyDella SailyGAINESVILLEDella Saily, 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep Nov. 26, 2013, at North Florida Rehabilitation and Specialty Care in Gainesville. Born in 1921 in Winegar (now Presque Isle), Wis. to George and Dora Steinback, she enjoyed reading, playing the piano and swimming in the lakes in the summer. When she was a teenager, they moved a few miles to Marenisco, Mich., across the road from the Saily farm. Art Saily, the youngest of the six Saily brothers, began courting Della and they were married in 1943. After Art returned from serving overseas in WWII, they started their family, living at the Saily farm. In 1961 they moved out west, living in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. Della worked in retail, became a Certified Nursing Assistant, cooked at nursing homes, and taught kindergarten. After retiring to Marenisco in 1978, Della cooked for a local hunting lodge. She and Art enjoyed visiting with their family and friends, fishing the lakes, walking in the woods, and finding the first wild strawberries. She and her husband moved to Keystone Heights in 2002 to be near their daughter. After celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary, her beloved husband Art preceded her in death in 2006. She was a loving and devoted mother who will be greatly missed by her son, David Saily of Ridgefield, Conn. and her daughters, Mary Saily of Reston, Va. and Janet Groesbeck of Melrose. She is also survived by her brother, Buck Steinback of Colbert, Wash.; brother, Bruce Steinback of El Paso, Texas; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 31, at 2:00 p.m. at Lake Swan Camp, 647 State Road 26, Melrose, FL. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Jan Groesbeck, 207 Rose Ave, Melrose FL 32666.PAID OBITUARYDorothy SalazarSTARKEDorothy Winter Salazar, age 91 of Starke, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. She was born on March 19, 1922 to the late Everett Herschel and Ethel (Stevens) Winter in Hollis, N.Y. Ms. Salazar loved the arts, theatre, fashion, her family and church. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Starke. Dorothy was a performer in vaudeville shows during the 1930s and continued until 1956, where she, along with her sisters, Effie and Mae, were known as the Winter Sisters. They performed dancing, acrobats and tumbling, and had traveled with Bob Hopes USO tour. Ms. Salazar also performed in Billy Roses Broadway production of Jumbo. Upon departing from the performing arts, Ms. Salazar taught at Bradford Middle School as a paraprofessional retiring in 1996. She continued to teach dance long after her retirement from the Bradford County School Board. Survivors are: her children, Donald Salazar of Ft. Lauderdale, Susan Ladyga of Biloxi, Miss., Linda Lee of Keystone Heights, Scott Salazar of Starke and Lorie (Pat) Renz of Jackson Hole, Wyo. Ms. Salazar is also survived by seven grandchildren, Dominick Ladyga, Leland Salazar, Patrick Renz, Spencer Lee, Alex SalazarHutchins, Andrew Renz and Hannah Lee; a great-grandchild, Payton Hutchins, as well as three nephews, George Fraser of Wisconsin, Raymond Fraser and James Fraser both of Illinois. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, Feb. 1, at the First Presbyterian Church of Starke with Reverend Dr. Don McGarity officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 620 Nona Street, Starke, FL 32091. On-line condolences may be left at www.jonesgallagherfh.com. PAID OBITUARYRobert SmithHAMPTONRobert Earl Smith, 88, of Hampton died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Windsor Manor. The family will receive friends at the First Christian Church on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10-11:00 am with funeral services beginning at 11:00. Interment will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery with Pastor John Faulkner officiating. The complete obituary was not available before press time, but will appear in next weeks paper. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke.

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7 was brought in by a blizzard in the Northeast, with temperatures of 30 below. Lake City repoted a low of 8 degrees; Palatka 11; and Starke 8, according to Mrs. Jones diary. During the warm January, orange trees budded out and were blooming. With the trees full of sap, they were split wide open by the cold, dripped sap and froze again. When spring finally came, the outlines of once-flourishing orange trees stood bleak and still against the sky. A few survived, but four years later, another February freeze killed those remaining, and citrus growers in this area abandoned their groves, and the industry moved farther south. Although this years freeze may have been the longest on record, with temperatures below 32 degrees for most of 72 hours (Saturday through Tuesday), it failed to break records for the lowest temperature. T.F. Davis, in his History of Jacksonville, published in 1925, wrote: Feb. 8, 1835, was the coldest day ever known before or since in this section. At 8 oclock that morning, the thermometer stood at 8 degrees above 0, and the actual minimum was undoubtedly lower. Along Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B I n ternet Ca f e 301 S. Star ke Across from KOA 904-964-3350 Sweepstakes Amusement Parlor Jo es Tires 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) 964-(8473) 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 Jeffery Scott LAKE BUTLERJeffery Scott, 64, of Lake Butler died suddenly at the Lake Butler Hospital, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. He was born in Palatka and later moved to Lake Butler where he worked and retired from the Reception and Medical Center. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served for 21 years. He is the son of the late Vandiver Scott and Elenor Barrs Rake. He is preceded in death by: brother, James Scott; sister, Betty; and son, Alvin D Scott. He is survived by: his wife, Linda Parrish Scott; sons, Leroy (Rosie) Scott, Jeff (Kym) Andrews, Joshua (Patty) Andrews; daughter, Tammy (Nathen) Johnson; brothers, Robert (Linda) Scott, Lonnie Scott; sisters, Janie (Cory) Hilburn, Dorthy (Elbert) Gilbert, Connie (Bill) Ritch, Sue (Ed) Kessel, 17 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. The memorial service will be held Monday, Feb. 3, at 2:00 pm in the Archer Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Hazel StarrWALDOHazel Ruth Starr, age 88, of Waldo, passed away on Jan. 24, 2014 at her residence with family by her side. She was born in Hampton on Aug. 11, 1925 to the late George Rahme and Mary Clifford Green Rahme. Hazel retired from the University of Florida after many years of dedicated service as a data entry supervisor. She loved her family and her church, First Baptist Church of Waldo, which she attended and was a member of for many years. Hazel was a loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother who was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Roy Alston Starr; and her siblings, Edna Dyal, George Rahme, Alta Adkins Albbright, Gladys Chesser, and Clyde Rahme. Hazel is survived by: her loving sons, Franklin Price (Linda) Starr of Bryceville, and H. Clyde (Carol) Starr of Graham; her five grandchildren, Melissa (Bob) Neubauer, Travis (Pam) Starr, David Starr, Daniel Starr, and Tommy (Kathryn) Starr; and her five great-grandchildren, Jessie Suarez, Hayden Starr, Hailee Starr, Landon Starr, Gabriel Starr. Graveside services were held at Hampton Cemetery Jan. 27, with Reverend Jim DuBois officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke, FL. 904-964-5757. Visit www. archietannerfuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARYFrances ThomasFrances ThomasWORTHINGTON SPRINGS Frances Mae Thomas called on the Lord early in the morning on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in her home surrounded by her children. She spent time alone reading the bible and praying. Thomas was born in Eutaw (Green County) Ala. to the union of the late Louis and Mary E. Crear Thomas. She moved to Worthington Springs in the 1950s. She had 12 siblings and was the mother of 16 children. Four siblings and two children preceded her in death: four siblings, brothers, Louis Thomas and Wyatt Thomas; sisters, Mary Cohens and Frankie Owens; two children, daughters, Frankie Thomas and Deland Thomas. Frances raised her children by working in fields until she got her GED and enrolled in the Nursing Assistant Program. She worked at Alachua General Hospital in Gainesville as a nursing assistant. She retired at General Electric in Alachua as a battery operator. She also held various of other jobs: cook/butcher at Brown Brothers Grocery Store, butcher at Taylors Grocery Store, cleaning buildings at Worthington Springs Community Center and Mid-Florida Trucking, cook at the Thousand Oak Hunting Camp and sold Stanley Products. She also volunteered at Lake Butler Hospital as a Pink Lady. She leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Marcell (Mary) Lett-Starke, Hezekiah Thomas of Tampa, Nathaniel Harris of Lake Butler, Theodore Thomas of Lake Butler, Joe Thomas of Lake Butler, Herman Thomas of Ft. Lauderdale, Thurman Thomas of Lake Butler, Curtis (Candace) Thomas of Alachua; daughters, Paulette (Willie James) Strong of Lawtey, Doris Thomas of Lawtey, Alma Thomas of Lake Butler, Juanita Thomas of Gainesville, Regina (Gregory) Merricks of Lake Butler, Patricia Goodman of Lake Butler; brothers, Johnnie (Augusta) Thomas of Tampa, Leslie (Precious) Thomas of Sarasota, Jessie (Emma) Thomas of Plant City, Wilson (Edith) Thomas-Ft. Washington, Md.; sisters, Girt L. Walker of Gainesville, Daisy T. Barton of St. Petersburg; 44 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren, nine greatgreat grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and grieving friends. Funeral Arrangements: Viewing will be at Duncan Brothers Funeral Home Directing 428 NW 8th Street Gainesville, FL. 32601, on Friday, Jan. 31 at 27:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at Union County High School Auditorium 1000 South Lake Avenue Lake Butler, FL 32054 on Feb. 1 at 2:00 p.m.PAID OBITUARYPatty WilliamsLAKE BUTLERPatty S. Williams, 60 of Lake Butler died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at her residence of an extended illness surrounded by her family. She was born on April 16, 1953 to the late Caris Sheffield and Jeanette Lowery Sparkman in Jacksonville. She lived most of her life in Keystone Heights, moving to Lake Butler 13 years ago. She was self employed and was a member of the Lake Hill Baptist Church in Keystone. She is preceded in death by her son, Chris Payton. She is survived by: her husband, Bernard Henry Williams of Lake Butler; daughters, Pamela (Will) Baldree of Worthington Springs, Allison (Kevin) Hillard of Raiford, Micaela (Glenn) Cannon of Lake Butler, Arielle (Matt) Schmitt of New York; son, Justin (Trevis) Williams of Callahan; 14 grandchildren; mother, Jeanette Sparkman of Bell; brothers, Wesley (Kim) Sheffield of Ft. White, Steve (Penny) Sheffield of Bell, Bryan Sheffield of Keystone Heights, Jack Sheffield of Keystone Heights; and sister, Wanda (Doug) Cason of Lake Butler. Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at Grace Christian Fellowship Church in Worthington Springs, with Pastor Terry Elixson officiating. Burial was held at Elzey Chapel Cemetery. Archer Funeral Home is in Charge of the arrangements.Barbara WillisBarbara WillisLAKE CITYBarbara Rae Ellis Willis, 81 of Lake City went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Barbara was born on May 18, 1932 to Loren and Renora Elllis, in Michigan City, Ind. She attended school in Valparaiso, Ind., Hollywood, Florida and graduated from Deland High School. Barbara worked for several companies as a secretary as well as being the secretary for the Eustis Chamber of Commerce. She subsequently worked the latter part of her career in mobile home sales in the Central Florida area. She was a member of the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lake City. She was a dedicated member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eustis Elks Lodge. She also was a long time hostess of the Florida Hospitality Rooms at National Elks Conventions, assisting her husband, Frank who was State Secretary of the Florida Elks Association. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Frank Willis. She was a well loved lady who is survived by: sons, Mike (Denise) and Steve (Tracy); grandchildren, Loren (Brandon), Kendyl (Ashton), Christian, Rachel; and greatgrandsons, Graysen and Kennon who lovingly called her NeNe. She also leaves behind her sister, Connie Boynton (Ray) of Jacksonville; sisters in law, Ruby Coig and Lexine Leinwar, of Mandeville, La.; nieces and nephews, Diane, Mary, Neil, Debbie, Stephanie, Milton, Michelle, Bobby, Denise, Phillip, Caren and Tyler. Barbaras family and many friends were a very important part of her life. Barbaras life was celebrated on Jan. 29th at The First Christian Church Lake Butler. Brother Art Peterson and Pastor Bruce Alkire officiated. Arrangements are in the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that a donation be made to Haven Hospice, York Center, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, Fl. 32606-3809.   PAID OBITUARY d Obituaries d SNOWContinued from 3B the St. Johns River bank, water was frozen several rods from shore and afforded inhabitants a spectacle as new as it was distressing. Fruit trees of every description were destroyed, roots and all, and even some of the forest trees were killed by the cold. The freeze of mid-January 1886, when the temperature stayed below freezing for three days, killed the famous orange tree that grew at Fort Harllee on the north bank of the Santa Fe River, just south of Hampton Lake in Bradford County. Fort Harllee was built in 1835 during the second Seminole Indian War and named for its commander, Maj. W.W. Harllee of South Carolina. In front of the officers quarters at this post, Maj. Harllee planted the seed of an excellent China orange, which he had brought from Charleston. It grew rapidly, and by 1850 was said to be the largest sweet orange tree in Florida, bearing over 10,000 oranges in a season. After the tree died, it was said that the trunk was dug up and exhibited at the Chicago Exposition. But not all of Bradford Countys freezes came in the last century. There was the great Christmas freeze of 1983, which cost the growers of Florida $840 million in citrus tree losses and $600 million in loss of the orange cropa total of $1.5 billion. A low temperature of 14 was recorded in Starke on Christmas morning. This was followed two years later in January 1985 by another blast of arctic weather than changed the geographic face of Floridas citrus industry. Although Bradford County had been out of the orange business since the turn of the century, the 1985 freeze devastated remaining groves around Melrose, Crescent City and other Northeast Florida locations. The citrus industry took another move farther south. Along the way, there have been lighter snows in Bradford County, but they usually melted after a few hours on the ground. There was one in 1977, the year that U.S. News and World Report labeled a winter to be remembered. In January of that year, Camp Blanding, 6 miles east of Starke, recorded 21 mornings of freezing or below temperatures. In 1883, the editor of the Telegraph had optimistically written: In a few years, every man with an orange grove in Bradford County will be rich. Little did he know that 16 years later, they would all be broke. Even the Telegraph was forced to print a front-page notice that the size of the paper would have to be reduced because of a lack of advertising. The Gainesville Sun commented editorially: The Starke Telegraph has been temporarily reduced in size. The paper will be enlarged as soon as business improves. The Telegraph is one of the best papers in the state. PUBLIC MEETING KEYSTONE AIRPARK AUTHOR ON THE 1st Lennard Register will be presented with the first-ever Distinguished Citizen Award from Starke at the Boy Scouts Boy Scouts dinner to honor Register, feature Hudson River crash survivorof 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. 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. Legals Mayor A. L. VonKirn is wellwrapped against the cold during this 1899 freeze that brought 2 inches of snow to Starke. The twostory residence at left is still in use today as the remodeled and enlarged Magnolia Hotel at the corner of Walnut and Jefferson streets. First Baptist Church is pictured at the right on the same site it occupies today.

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assistance he needs, but he enjoys a freedom he wouldnt necessarily have elsewhere. He even gets to go on trips, thanks to the fact the Dunns have a vehicle that can easily transport him. Dunn and her husband are more than happy to go on vacations with Nolder. We did get a lift van because we wanted him to have a life and be able to travel and do vacations and so forth, Teresa Dunn said. Two weeks after he was here, we got the van. He said, Well, lets go to Biloxi, so we did that. We had a wonderful time. Nolder joked that he cant get Dunn to go back to Biloxi because she lost too much money, but he later added in all seriousness how much he appreciated the Dunns taking him on vacations. I think thats above and beyond when they do that, he said. Nolder often jokes around with the Dunns, whether hes home. Nolder said he still retains the visual image of his friends mother opening the door, greeting him by name and inviting him inside. It was the first time I had a family style life, Nolder said. Believe it or not, I almost had to be trained for that. It was so different from anything Id ever had. In time, Nolder would have his own home and family. He said he had a little horse ranch in Union County from 1985 until about 1998. When my wife passed away, I couldnt take care of the ranch by myself because I had ended up in a wheelchair, Nolder said. I just wandered around from apartment complex to apartment complex. Prior to moving into the Dunn household, Nolder lived in an assisted-living facility in Gainesville. He said he did not enjoy it at all. Nolder heard about the Medical Foster Home Program, though the one in the Gainesville area was not in operation yet. He met with a very nice foster family through the Jacksonville program, but Nolder said his daughter, who lives in Gainesville, did not want him living that far away. He kept hearing a similar program in Gainesville was going to start. I bugged them crazy, Nolder said. They kept saying, Well, youre on the top of the list. I said, I dont care about that. I dont want to be on a list. Nolder wanted a home. He wanted something that was nothing like what he was experiencing in the facility he once lived at. For me, its a wonderful change, Nolder said. Im a widower. Im by myself. Its very difficult to take care of myself. I tried it and tried it. Gosh, I waited over a year for this opening to come up. Now, Nolder gets the facilities. The program began in Little Rock, Ark., in 1999, Fookes said. Dunns home is the first in the relatively new Gainesville-area program. Fookes said the program saves the VA a significant amount of money. Veterans in the program have lower instances of hospital admittances and emergencyroom visits, plus they are less likely to miss medical appointments. Typically, because they have somebody whos helping manage some of those things, hey actually attend specialty appointments or primary-care appointments more often, Fookes said. Veterans must be eligible for VA medical care and require a nursing-home level of care to be eligible for the program. Caregivers, like Dunn, and their homes must meet various criteria as well. For example, the home must pass inspection by a VA Home Based Primary Care team and a VA fire-safety engineer, while caregivers must have past experience care for disabled and/ or elderly people. Of course, it goes without saying that caregivers need to have a heart and a passion for what they do.Dunn has previous experience caring for individuals, which also led to her working in conjunction with the VAs Home Based Primary Care. She provided care for a man, who eventually succumbed to a terminal illness, in her home for the past two years. A Home Based Primary Care nurse suggested that Dunn get in contact with Fookes about the Medical Foster Home Program. We were thrilled, Fookes said of Dunns interest in the program, adding, To have someone who already had the experience and knew what (Home Based Primary Care) was and knew how that functioned really made things a little bit smootherquite a bit smoother, actually. Dunn said she has been caring for others for 36 years. Besides experience with private patients, she has worked with Suwannee Medical Personnel in Gainesville and operated an adult foster home in Michigan when she was 25. You can take Dunns love of caring for others back to childhood. She remembered when she was 4 and cared for a girl in her neighborhood who was somewhat neglected by her mother. The girl was always dirty, but Dunn helped get her cleaned up. Dunn would also take her own new clothes and dress the girl up in them. Its just something Ive always done, Dunn said. I literally do not know what to do with myself if I dont have somebody else to take care of. Now, shes helping care for Nolder, who was searching for a true home. As it turns out, Nolder did not have a true home as a child.I was an orphan, Nolder said. I ran away from the orphanage, so I was on my own since I was 12 years old. Nolder enlisted in the Marines at the age of 17. When Nolder and others he served with were given some time off, a fellow Marine Nolder became friends with asked him where he was going to go. Nolder said he didnt have a home to go to, so his friend invited him to his 40 Notices 42 Motor Vehicles & Accessories 47 Commercial Property (rent, Lease, Sale) 49 Mobile Home For Sale 50 For Rent 3BR/1BA HOUSE NEAR 8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Bradford Union Clay 40Notices 41Auctions 42M otor Vehicles & Accessories43RVs & Campers 44Boats &ATVs 45Land for Sale 46Real Estate Out of Area 47Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) 48Homes for Sale 49Mobile Homes for Sale 50For Rent 61Scriptures 62Vacation/Travel 63Love Lines 64Business Opportunities65Help Wanted 66In vestme nt O ppo rtunities67Hunting Land for Rent 68Carpet Cleaning 69Food Supplements 70Money to Lend 71Farm Equipment 72Computers & Accessories51Lost/Found 52Animals & Pets53AYard Sales53BKeystone Yard Sales53CLake Butler Y ard Sales54Produce 55Wanted 56Antiques 57For Sale 58Child/Adult Home Care59Personal Services 60Home ImprovementWord Ad Classified Tuesday, 12:00 noon Classified Display Tuesday, 12:00 noon964-6305 473-2210 496-2261 C lassified Advertising should be paid in advance unless credit has already been established with the newspaper. A $3.00 service charge will be added to all billing to cover postage and handling. All ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser at the time of placement. However, the classified staff cannot be held responsible for mistakes in classified advertising taken by phone. The newspaper reserves the right to correctly classify and edit all copy or to reject or cancel any advertisements at any time. Only standard abbrevations will be accepted. TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED USE YOUR PHONE Set Right Mobile Homes Specializing In Relocations, Re-Levels, Set-Ups & Disposal Rodney A. Carmichael, OwnerEmail: set_right_homes@yahoo.com904-364-6383 Southern Villas of StarkeAsk about our 1&2 BR Apartments HC & non-HC Units. Central AC/ Heat, on-site laundry, playground, private, quiet atmosphere. 1001 Southern Villas Dr. Starke, FL Equal Housing Opportunity 801 South Water Street Starke, FL 32091 TDD/TTY 711 1, 2, & 3 bedroom HC & Non-HCaccessible apartments.This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! HOMEContinued from 1B Don Nolder is shown in his bedroom, where he said, I have my own little comforts. giving Teresa some grief about her latest gem-cutting project or telling David he likes him better when hes at work and away from home. Nolder, though, is truly thankful to be where he is. I just cant say enough about the program and people like (Teresa Dunn), Nolder said. I call her my angel. Shes my angel. My daughter, who is very protective of me, just loves Teresa and David, too. Shes glad Im in this place. Fookes believes its the kind of place most of us would want to live in the latter stages of life. I think people can be much more comfortable and much more at ease and have the care that they need in a home, Fookes said. Im not downing nursing homes by any means, but when you have someonea CNA or LPN or a nursewho is responsible for several people versus one person whos giving more one-on-one attention to a maximum of three, you get to know the person. You build a relationship with them, and you hopefully help with quality of life. Fookes said the matching of Nolder and Dunn is a best-case scenario and that her trips to the home to make sure Nolder is getting what he needs and that Dunn is doing what shes supposed to be doing are a pleasure. Its wonderful to see someone who served our countrywho gave all he hadbe able to have a place to call home and someone to provide care for him, Fookes said. Its wonderful. I enjoy coming out here. To find out more about the Medical Foster Home Program, please call the program office at 904-396-8770 or Fookes at 352376-1611 (ext. 6005/4469). Bradford and Union County high schools will host their respective district tournaments beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4, and concluding on Saturday, Feb. 8. The District 5-4A tournament tips off at Bradford High School with a 6 p.m. quarterfinal game between third seed Santa Fe and sixth seed Keystone Heights on Feb. 4. Fourth seed Bradford and fifth seed Interlachen will play at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, Feb. 7, second seed P.K. Yonge will play the Santa Fe-Keystone winner at 6 p.m., while top seed Fort White will play the Bradford-Interlachen winner at 7:30 p.m. The Feb. 7 winners will play for the championship on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Dixie County and Newberry play each other to tip off the District 7-1A tournament at 6 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Union County High School. The winner will advance to a Feb. 7 semifinal game against top seed Chiefland at 6 p.m. Second seed Williston and third seed Union will play each other at 7:30 p.m. The Feb. 7 winners will play for the championship on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.BHS, UCHS to host district tournaments

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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B 53A Yard Sales 53B Keystone Yard Sales 55 Wanted 57 For Sale 59 Personal Services65 Help Wanted (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! Out of Area Classifieds 5,700 +/Acres North Port, Florida February 13 World Class Hunting Development Potential 800-504-3010 National Auction Group, Inc. Thomas J. Bone, FL #AU3422 Truck Driving School Instructors Join CRSTs brand new training school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa! Relocation assistance provided. Call: 866756-3407; email: mknoot@crst.com Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-3143769 Prime, wooded, mountaintop acreage with majestic three state views. EZ access to US National Forest. Incredible 4 season recreation. Paved roads, underground power, fiber optic cable, municipal water. 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The home is the perfect size for a family and includes a private office and storage area as a bonus. The home includes a large master bedroom with bathroom and two additional bedrooms. The kitchen is complete with Corian countertops and elegant cabinets, as well as top-of-the-line stove, dishwasher, microwave and double-door refrigerator included. The amenities include a beautiful fireplace in the living/family area. This beautiful home also comes with a big fenced-in backyard. This property is going for $123,410 and is priced to sell by owner. Call Kim Peoples at 904-207-5142 for information. FOR SALE DRIVERCDL CLASS B w/ HAZMAT/TANKER ENDORSEMENTWater Chemical Treatment Company with warehouse in Starke is looking for a driver, must have a FL CDL Class B license w/Hazmat/Tanker. : guaranteed 45 hr/week, quarterly bonus, health ins., employer paid short & long term disability, life ins., & 401K with matching employer contributions, & competitive wages. Email resum & qualifications to: Highly responsible executive, administrative position reporting to the president of the college. Responsible for the supervision and coordination of all phases of the support service function, (which includes the Business Office, Physical Plant, Informational Technology, Bookstore, Food Services) and all budget development and management activities of the college. Duties include the coordination of State and Federal reports, development of recommendations for a wide range of Physical Plant planning; serving as liaison between college and community, and the coordination of specifications for renovation and new construction. Requires Masters Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field (Doctorate degree preferred) plus five years experience in executive management and administrative business operations preferably in higher education. Must be proficient with computers. Knowledge of overall community college concept. 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Experience in tree work is a plus *Must have a valid Class B CDL with air brakes Must be willing to leave town on occasion for emergency storm work Must work well with others Subjected to background checks and random drug testsSend resume to JoAnn Phillips at or call is accepting applications for an Experienced Tree Crew Member. This includes the operation of bobcats and bucket trucks with occasional climbing. For full time year around work with great benefits in an established company and a great team.Send resume to JoAnn Phillips at or call Experience in tree work Must have a valid drivers license Must be willing to leave town on occasion for emergency storm work* Must work well with others Subjected to background checks and random drug tests BUS DRIVERS NEEDEDUnion County School Board 40 hour Training Class provided. CDL required to enroll.ContactMike: 386-496-2182orMark: 904-966-2396 visit Jarmons ORNAMENTAL CONCRETE 2000 N. 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10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Does your business have a story to tell? A product or service to sell?The Bradford County Telegraph Advertising Department can provide you with the in depth coverage you desire...Call 904-964-6305or email us atDarlene Douglassdarlene@bctelegraph.comor Kevin Millerkmiller@bctelegraph.comAdvertorial Advertising Works! t Crime t Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or UnionThe following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: BradfordJohnnie D. Bellflower, 33, of Hampton was arrested Jan. 27 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked and for probation violation. Barry Alan Bogart, 59, of Starke was arrested Jan. 21 by Bradford deputies for contempt of court. Bond was set at $1,000. Turosia E. Bright, 50, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 24 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $10,000. Paige Rochelle Bunch, 21, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for two charges of probation violation. Tyveshaia Byrd, 19, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 23 by Starke police for battery and aggravated battery. According to the arrest report, the victim had asked Byrd to move out of her Starke apartment earlier in the day. Several hours later, Byrd returned to the apartment to retrieve some food and suddenly attacked the victim, pushing her into a wall and then grabbing a kitchen knife and advancing toward her. The victim put her arm up in defense, sustaining a cut on her forearm, but knocking the knife to the floor. Byrd than began to choke the victim until she became dizzy and fell to the floor. A downstairs neighbor began banging on the ceiling, and Byrd left the apartment. The police eventually reached Byrd by phone, and she returned to the apartment to give her statement before being arrested. Bond was set at $60,000. Lemuel Leander Cooper, 26, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 25 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine and driving while license suspended or revoked. According to the arrest report, Cooper was arrested after a traffic stop on C.R. 21B near Speedville. Coopers vehicle was swerving on S.R. 100 and reaching speeds over 70 mph before turning onto C.R. 21B. Once the vehicle was stopped, a passenger in the vehicle told the deputy Cooper gave her a small bottle containing crack cocaine to hold in an effort to conceal it from the deputy. Bond was set at $20,000 for Cooper. Traci Dielmann, 46, of Green Cove Springs was arrested Jan. 24 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. James Pattrick Drinkwater, 20, of New Port Richey was arrested Jan. 26 by Starke police for battery and disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, Drinkwater was in the parking lot of Whiskey River in Starke when he started yelling at a person in a vehicle. The person lowered the window, and Drinkwater struck him in the face. The victim was able to get out of his vehicle and defend himself until police arrived to break them up and arrest Drinkwater. Bond was set at $5,000. Adam Eldred Glover, 31, of Starke was arrested Jan. 21 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Eric Andreu Griffis, 32, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 23 by Starke police for larceny. According to the arrest report, Griffis was at Walmart and was observed by an employee taking a pair of new boots out of a box, putting them on his feet and putting his old boots into the box and back on the shelf. He then attempted to leave the store, but was detained by a Walmart employee until police arrived. Bond was set at $10,000. Eric Jason Gunter, 36, of Starke was arrested Jan. 23 by Starke police for battery on a person of 65 years of age or older. According to the arrest report, Gunter and his father had been drinking and got into an argument before he punched his father in the face. Bond was set at $2,500. Timothy Steven Haisley, 23, of Graham was arrested Jan. 26 by Bradford deputies for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, Haisley was lying in the middle of Southwest C.R. 18 near Hampton Lake and asleep when a motorist observed him, stopped and tried to wake him up. He couldnt get him to wake up, so he called 911, and a deputy was dispatched. The deputy was able to get him to wake up, and then a van pulled up with several people who told the deputy that Haisley had been drinking at their home earlier. Haisley got mad and started arguing with the people and was then arrested and transported to jail. William Levon Hankerson, 40, of Starke was arrested Jan. 25 by Starke police for an outof-county warrant from Bay County for failure to pay child support. Gabriel John Hendrieth, 27, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 26 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Henry Calvin Hendrieth, 29, of Starke was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Antonio Voughntez Kee, 28, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $4,000. Herbert L. Kelly, 37, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 27 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Kelly battered his girlfriend by grabbing her by the arms and neck, leaving bruises on both arms. Terrell K. Kennedy, 24, of Starke was arrested Jan. 26 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked and resisting an officer. Bond was set at $1,000. Jamal M. Murray, 23, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $4,000. Bobby Joe Robinson, 39, of Starke was arrested Jan. 25 by Bradford deputies for two charges of probation violation. Phillip Strawder Sellars, 31, of Starke was arrested Jan. 22 by Bradford deputies for two charges of assault, two charges of kidnap-false imprisonment, and for obstructing justice. According to the arrest report, Sellars, his wife and a male friend were at the couples home Jan. 19 when Sellars went to bed, not feeling well after a recent seizure. Sellars awoke later, saw his wife and the male kissing on the couch and came out of his bedroom holding a knife and machete, threatening them that they werent going to leave the house alive. At some point during a 3-4-hour time frame, Sellars held the knife to his wifes throat, stabbed her cell phone when she attempted to call 911 and choked her after the male victim left and she returned to the home. Sellars was arrested several days later after a report was filed with the sheriffs office by his wife. According to the arrest report, the three had a prior sexual encounter at the friends home on Jan. 17 after consuming large amounts of alcohol. Mark A. Thomas, 33, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Ashley Elizabeth Williams, 28, of Starke was arrested Jan. 27 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Williams became outraged at her mother when told she couldnt move into a trailer on her mothers property. Williams was cussing and yelling at the victim, and when the victim turned to walk away, she struck her on the back of her head/neck and then shoved her into the vehicle.Keystone/Melrose Erica Bailey, 33, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 22 by Clay deputies for burglary to an automobile. Kevin Green, 28, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 24 by Clay deputies for contempt of court. Charles Paul Hesters, 20, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 23 by Putnam deputies for larceny and dealing in stolen property. Robert Johnson, 41, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 24 by Clay deputies for misuse of the 911 system. Dale Lorenza Lewis, 22, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 23 by Putnam deputies for larceny and dealing in stolen property.UnionMichael Anthony Greene, 27, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 24 by Union deputies for driving while license suspendedhabitual offender. Records show Greene has had four previous violations of DWLS and that his license has been suspended since May 2012. Charles Rushing, 50, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 24 by Union deputies for driving under the influence-third offense. Antonio Woodrow Edwards, 20, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 26 by Union deputies on a warrant for failure to appear misdemeanor offense. Bond was set at $7,500. Paul Jason Todd, 32, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 26 by Union deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. He was also arrested Jan. 17 by Union deputies for failure to appear misdemeanor offense. Mark Ashley Thomas, 33, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 22 by Union deputies on warrant for probation violation and on an out-of-county warrant from Bradford for grand theft. During the arrest for the warrants, the deputy also found that Thomas had a Valium pill on him, so he was also charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Robert J. Kitzman, 58, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 23 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Kitzman got into an argument with his wife, who he is separated from, in a vehicle at her residence. When the victim attempted to leave the car, Kitzman grabbed her by the back of her hair and snatched her back into the vehicle. He continued to yell at her, grabbed her by the hair again and shoved her out of the vehicle, and then threw her purse at her before leaving. Kitzman was located at his residence by deputies and arrested. Lloyd Randle Hunt, 47, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 22 by Union deputies for failure to appear for felony offense. Natoria Champale George, 26, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 22 by Union deputies for failure to appear misdemeanor offense.

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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 11B D.O.T Physicals must be done by a National Registry Certified Medical Examiner ALL of your Drug & Alcohol Testing needsCall Us TodayFLORIDA WORKPLACE SAFETY & TESTING (904)769-1738 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 Fins, Fur & Tails On Dec. 18, approximately 25 people gathered at the farm of Charles Alvarez on Highway 229 near the Union County line at approximately 9:30 a.m.   They ate a nice breakfast that included biscuits, gravy, jelly, sausage and coffee. With little delay after breakfast, the group drove about a half mile to a 5-10-acre field around which 12 stands were set up and marked with large, round bales of hay.   In the center of the field was a 25-foot tower with a deck that was surrounded by a protective wood siding. The tower deck was filled with cages, which in total contained 200 ring-necked pheasants minimally 10 per shooter. After two shotgunners claimed each stand, a man on the tower deck began to release the pheasants, which were targeted by the gunners that surrounded their release.   The activity lasted about three hours, with a lunch break that included Boston butt, chicken, ribs, baked beans, banana pudding, peach cobbler and tea. In order to ensure an equal shooting opportunity, all hunters rotated clockwise one stand after 10 pheasants were released. In summary, it was one nice pheasant shoot. Another interesting aspect that proceeded congruently with the pheasant shoot was the retrieval of the downed birds by the three Labrador retrievers and the single springer spaniel.   The dogs gameness and enthusiasm for their retrieval responsibilities was apparent with their whining and muscular quivering between each job.   At the end of the day they had to be pulled away with leashes despite their exhaustion. Ring-necked pheasants that were the quarry of the shoot are not indigenous to Florida, but they are also not indigenous to the northern and mid-western states, where they maintain a sustainable and stable population. The birds were imported in the late 1800s to provide an additional hunting opportunity. The male birds, like many other bird species, are beautifully feathered. The birds are about half the size of a chicken, but they display an excellent wing speed and takeoff Unlike many game birds raised in captivity, these do not have to be kicked to initiate their takeoff.   They fly high and fast. Ring-necked pheasants have always been a welcome addition in any location where they have been established.   They are not overly aggressive by nature and do not appear to be a threat to any indigenous species.   However, the possibility of them becoming an established game species in Florida is very poor.   Foxes, coyotes, fire ants and many birds of prey appear to diminish that as a possibility. Alvarezs farm is registered with the state as a hunting preserve, and he also has a legally established dove field.   He meets all the cultivation and production requirements for legal establishment of a dove field and hunting preserve. He has several pheasant shoots each season and will probably have another this year. If you are interested in shooting pheasants or doves, Alvarez can be reached at 904-226-4392. Alvarez farm offer pheasant shootsBob McNally and his springer spaniel, Tess, barely retrieve one pheasant before another is falling their way.Outdoors outlookThe transition from hunting to fishing continues to march forward. Deer season ended on Jan. 19, and duck season ended on Jan. 26. Lake Butlers Cody Douglas got in one last duck hunt in on Jan. 24 at the Gulf. He, along with a friend, brought home a total of five ducks. When the wind and labile weather allow fishing to take place, crappies continue to be the feature attraction in freshwater fishing. Newnans Lake, being shallow and dark, is producing some fish with roe, but most of the deeper lakes north of that point have shown little signs of crappie spawn. The specks in Santa Fe Lake continue to remain on the brush piles in deeper water. Joey Tyson of Bald Eagle Bait and Tackle indicates that minnows fished on the Santa Fe Lake brush piles have caught quite a few specks. Additionally, he says that they are producing just as many channel cats. Wind and weather are even more of an obstacle in saltwater fishing.   Gary Simpson says that the trout are outperforming the reds on the Gulf side, and Keystones Randy Harris has been productive with a few of his guided clients, fishing for trout around Steinhatchee. Fishing action on the east side seems to be slow as well, and sheepsheads continue to be the main attraction. They are especially productive around jetties, rocks, pilings and the mouths of inland waterways. Tight lines and safe hunting until next week.Outdoors calendar Jan. 30, new moon; Feb. 1-2, youth water fowl hunt; Feb. 20, Crosshorn Ministries meeting, 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. 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. 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 Dave Ahern and his Lab are ready for any over.

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12B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Bradford High School put together a three-game winning streak in boys basketball, but has since lost three in a row, with the most recent setback coming at the hands of Bishop Kenny on Jan. 25 in Jacksonville by the score of 71-33. Caleb Jones and Alex Mejias scored 13 and 10 points, respectively. Shawn Aaron had four points, while Keaaris Ardley and Tyler Wainwright each had three. Jones added 10 rebounds. Prior to playing Bishop Kenny, the Tornadoes (7-14) recorded District 5-4A wins over Interlachen and Keystone Heights before dropping games to Eastside and district opponent Santa Fe. Benjamin Nichols and Jones scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, in a 56-54 win over visiting Interlachen on Jan. 14. Wainwright had eight points, while Kenny Dinkins and Don Jeffers each had six. Roderick Broomfield scored three, while Ardley and Drian Jenkins each scored two. Ardley added eight rebounds and nine assists. On Jan. 16, the Tornadoes traveled to play Keystone, getting 10 points from Dinkins in a 4422 win. Jones had nine points, while Aaron and Ardley each had eight. Nichols had four points, while Wainwright and Jeffers had three and two, respectively. Ardley added seven rebounds, while Nichols had six rebounds. Ardley and Jenkins had five and four steals, respectively. Visiting Eastside defeated Bradford 47-36 on Jan. 22. The Tornadoes got 12 points and seven rebounds from Dinkins, with Ardley adding eight points and seven assists. Jones and Wainwright each had six points, with Jones grabbing 10 rebounds. Aaron and Nichols each had two points. Three players scored in double figures in a Jan. 24 road game against Santa Fe, but the Raiders came out on top 53-47. Aaron and Ardley each had 11 points, while Mejias had 10 points. Wainwright and Jones scored eight and five points, respectively, with Jenkins adding two points. Jones and Ardley had eight and six rebounds, respectively, with Ardley also adding 10 assists and five steals. Bradford fell to 5-5 in district play. The Tornadoes travel to play Palatka on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m.Bishop Kenny hands BHS boys 3rd straight lossLarry Collins scored 19 points, but it wasnt enough for the Union County High School boys basketball team, which lost 51-42 to Trenton on Jan. 24 in Trenton. Daquin Edwards scored five points, while Princeton Alexander, Brennan Clyatt and Austin Dukes each scored four. Trey Spitze and Daryl Watkins had three and two points, respectively, while Parker Hodgson added one. The Tigers (6-15) will travel to play Keystone Heights on Friday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. They will then celebrate Senior Night on Saturday, Feb. 1, against Columbia County at 7:30 p.m.UCHS boys lose to Trenton by 9Tracey Kemp and Nyasia Davis scored 16 and 11 points, respectively, but the Bradford High School girls basketball team dropped its regular-season finale, losing 67-39 to Gainesville on Jan. 24 in Gainesville. Keshanna Ardley and Danique Hudson each scored five points, while Mackenzie Gault added two. Prior to playing Gainesville, the Tornadoes (12-10) traveled to play Fleming Island on Jan. 23, losing 63-52. Kemp and Davis scored 21 and 20 points, respectively, while Hudson scored six points. Gault and BHS girls lose 67-39 to GainesvilleThe Keystone Heights High Keystone girls go 1-1 prior to tournamentEditors note: Point totals supplied to the Telegraph-TimesMonitor do not reflect the final scores. Keyambre Cobb had 12 points, while Qushawn Smith almost had a double-double, but it was host Trenton winning big, defeating the Union County High School girls basketball team 5737 on Jan. 24.UCHS girls end regular sesaon with 37-27 lossArdley had three and two points, respectively. Bradford played a quarterfinal game against Interlachen this past Tuesday in the District 5-4A tournament, which is being hosted by P.K. Yonge in Gainesville. If the Tornadoes the tournaments third seed defeat Interlachen, they will play second seed Santa Fe on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. The winner of that game will play for the championship on Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. School girls basketball team suffered a 54-37 loss to visiting West Nassau to close the regular season on Jan. 24, but did get a 40-25 win over visiting St. Francis on Jan. 23. Bailey Zinkel and Caiylen Gonzales scored 14 and 12 points, respectively, in leading the Indians (10-14) to the win. Sierra Moore and Karla Casas scored six and four points, respectively, while Katlyn Travis and Abbigail Winters each scored two. Keystone played Fort White this past Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the District 5-4A tournament, which is being hosted by P.K. Yonge in Gainesville. If the fourth-seeded Indians won, they will play top seed P.K. Yonge on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. The championship game is Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. Smith finished with nine points and 17 rebounds for the Tigers (3-18). Janisha Jones and Nancy Slocum had six and four points, respectively. Angelique Williams and Michelle Johnson had two points and one point, respectively. Prior to playing Trenton, Union played Interlachen and Baker County. In a 49-44 loss to visiting Interlachen on Jan. 21, Madison McClellan scored 11 points, while Cobb had nine. Slocum and Smith each scored seven points, with Slocum also grabbing eight rebounds. Johnson and Jones each scored three points. Cobb scored 15 points and had six rebounds and five assists in a 67-47 loss to Baker Conty on Jan. 23 in Glen St. Mary. Smith had 10 points, while Jones had six points and 11 rebounds. Johnson and Jordan Howe each scored four points, with Howe grabbing nine rebounds. McClellan and Slocum each had three points. The Tigers played a quarterfinal game this past Tuesday in the District 7-1A tournament, which is being hosted by Williston High School. If Union defeated Dixie County, it would advance to a semifinal game against Chiefland on Friday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. The championship game is Saturday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m.