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Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 101 st Year 41 st Issue 75 CENTS Melissa DiStefano and Shannon Paradise, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, stand in the waiting area with walls adorned by artwork and crafts. www.StarkeJournal.com Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 386-496-2261 Cell 352-283-6312 Fax 386-4962858 uctimes@windstream.net www.StarkeJournal.com www.facebook.com/unioncountytimes Counselors are here to help with Health Insurance Marketplace Are you confused about Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum plans or advanced premium tax credits? Maybe youve never had health insurance and are unsure about such terminology as deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses. Debbie Allen and Staci Griffis (above, speaking at the Lake Butler Rotary Club) are here to help you with your questions about the Affordable Care Act and to help you with your Marketplace application. They are certified application counselors through New River Community Health Care Inc. and have offices at the health departments in Bradford and Union counties. (Full story, 1B.) Some facts about Florida and Union County: 83 percent of Floridians choosing a plan through the Marketplace utilized financial assistance offerings. 57 percent of Floridians went Silver, while only 16 percent and 17 percent went Bronze and Platinum, respectively 27 percent of enrollees in Florida were 36 years old and below. 58 percent were 45 or older (with 37 percent being 55-64). There are 26 plans for Union County residents, and the only insurance carrier for them is Florida Blue. The only eligibility requirements is that you live in the service area, are a U.S. citizen or lawfully residing non-citizen for the period of enrollment and are not incarcerated. County commission meeting time changed The county commissioners approved a new regular meeting time to keep things from going so late each month, starting now at 6 p.m. instead of 7. They are also considering adding a daytime meeting each month to accommodate those who cannot make the nightly meetings. The next regular monthly meeting will be on Monday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. Special county commission meeting, Feb. 6, to find new EMS director Union County EMS Director Chris Drum resigned to take another position. The commissioners will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m., to get the ball rolling on advertising/ hiring for his replacement, and perhaps naming an interim director in the meantime, said Justin Stankiewicz, chief financial officer for the Clerk of Court. (See sidebar, 3A.) etc Pritchett among chamber honorees Roberts Insurance named Small Business of the Year BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor The 2014 Board of Governors for the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce was introduced at the chambers annual meeting and banquet, and several business leaders and supporters were honored, including the late Marvin Pritchett. Pritchett was posthumously recognized as Citizen of the Year, an award named for former Bradford County Telegraph publisher Eugene L. Matthews. Emcee Terry Vaughan said Pritchett, born in 1933, overcame the early loss of his parents, and from a football star at Union County High, he went on to serve his county in the military, his family and his community. Vaughan called him a patriot, a devoted family man, a philanthropist and a respected businessman, who founded Pritchett Trucking in 1973 and Nextran Corporation in 1992. His career also included his role as one of CNB Banks founders, and his leadership in the farming, cattle, forestry and mining industries. He was also a community leader, serving as both a county commissioner and school board member. Generosity was his trademark as countless school-related and community projects were funded due to his philosophy of giving back, and his many years of faithful service to the First Christian Church in Lake Butler is well documented, Vaughan said. He was the go-to person if something needed to be done and he was always ready to roll up his sleeves and jump in full force. Gratefully accepting the award on their fathers behalf were Jon and Robin Pritchett. Many of you knew our dad, Jon Pritchett said, and he did love his community. He worked very, very hard. He worked even harder to give back to his community, so Robin, Phillip and I couldnt be more proud to be his children. The loss of Pritchett and Sheriff Jerry Whitehead made it a trying year for Union County and its neighbors, Vaughan said. Two community icons unexpectedly and tragically went on to their reward in heaven, he said. Whiteheads giving spirit and hearty handshake will be missed, he added, saying the Whitehead family legacy would be carried on by his son, Brad, the recently appointed sheriff of Union County. Vaughan also talked about the passing of Jerome Johns, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Community State Bank, who served an unprecedented three terms as chair of the chamber board in addition to his work on economic development. This body owes Jerome a great debt of gratitude for his life service, to include a commitment to the chamber few can match, he said. The J.E. Tomlinson Business Person of the Year Award went to Chrissy Allen Thompson, who Vaughan said was a driving force in the continued development of downtown Starke, most recently moving her restaurant to a larger location and turning The Downtown Grill into a hub of activity. Always willing to accommodate, her can-do spirit is always on display. She serves as a mentor to those who work for her, as she has been a great source of inspiration for so many young lives, Vaughan said. He also pointed to her involvement with the chamber, Main Street, Altrusa, Rotary, Kiwanis, scouting, Special Olympics, the school system and other organizations as proof of her civic commitment. Thompson said she wasnt sure she alone deserved the award, giving credit to her husband, Ricky Thompson, who is always willing to green light her crazy ideas. Together they divide and conquer whatever challenge they take on, she said. She said she was proud of her three kids for the great job they do helping out, and she thanked her staff for making her job easier. Thompson also expressed her appreciation for Virgil Berry for teaching her everything she knows about business. You just dont know how special it is to have you guys as family and friends and always supporting The Downtown Grill, Chrissys and all of the other endeavors we do, she said. Vaughan compared the chambers Volunteer of the Year award winner to a Temptations classic, saying B.J. Warwick was like sunshine on a cloudy day. Her mischievous laugh and outgoing personality can certainly brighten and warm any occasion, he said. She has been a tireless volunteer on a variety of fronts for as long as I have known her, but See CHAMBER, 2A Jon Pritchett, son of the late Marvin Pritchett (photo, top left), LB car burglaries solved Four juveniles involved in 16 cases BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor The Union County Sheriffs Office solved the recent rash of vehicle burglaries in Lake Butler16 documented cases to be exact. Four white male teenagers were arrested for stealing valuables such as pocket change, a purse, a cell phone charger cable, credit cards, an iPad, a gift card and more from unlocked vehicles located mostly in the Lake Butler Townhomes area and along Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Crimes of opportunity, we call it, Lt. Lyn Williams said. Its easy crimes. They can stay up all night; they can just walk down, check the doors; as soon as they find one open, steal whatever is of value in it. Two of the suspects are a 15-year-old and his younger brother, who is 13. Another is a 17-year-old. And one is currently housed by the Department of Juvenile Justice under a civil pickup order on past charges unrelated to this, which gave the sheriffs office the opportunity to question him and get the information officers needed in order to secure the arrests, on the same day, of the others involved. Williams said that, by law, the suspects were released after only six hours in jail because they are juveniles. So the sheriffs office is seeking pickup orders from the state attorney to confine the other three youths within DJJ, which can hold them up to 21 days and then they must appear before a judge, who can keep them in longereven over 40 days in one example, Williams added. Its been a two-month investigation. Weve done stakeouts, you name it, Williams said. The sheriffs office recovered some property as of Jan. 30 some credit cards, a purse and personal effectswith the possibility of recovering more. We always like saying that no matter what the crime, we take it seriously, Williams said. We worked this petty theft and things like that as hard as we would have worked a murder or a shooting or something like that. Because we know that this is the most important thing to (victims). If you call and your cars broken into, thats personal! And thats always been our policy here. We treat everyone as much as we can. The key lesson here? We still reiterate, please lock your doors, Williams said. Please lock your doors to prevent crimes of opportunity. Not just here, but everywhere. You go to the Oaks Mall (in Gainesville), it happens there; it happens everywhere. BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor Answering a need in Lake Butler for more healthcare options, Dynamic Health Centers opened a clinic one month ago, on Jan. 6, adding to the only other one they have, in Lake City. Located behind the Badcock & More Home Furniture store on East Main Street, they provide primary care for patients aged 13 and up, and are currently accepting new patients including OB/GYN. Services include urgent care as an ER alternative; womens health including OB/GYN; weight loss assistance; workers compensation claims; and school and work physicals. They even have an in-house lab to handle some blood work so that patients can receive quick results. We generally can do just about everything, said President and CEO John DiStefano, minus the major, major stuff youd see at the hospital, such as radiology or MRIs. For those types of services and to provide any referrals for specialists, the clinic works with Shands Starke. They chose that hospital because their Lake City location has an agreement with Shands there. In the future, they may have an agreement with Lake Butler Hospital as well. The new clinic is currently scheduling patients for Mondays and will expand as they add patients and staff. New healthcare clinic opens Dynamic Health Centers adds a location See CLINIC, 3A

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2A Union County Times Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 (386) 496-2261 Vincents Cell 352-283-6312 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. Yvette Lieurance Bookkeeping: Joan Stewart-Jones Union 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 32054 Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months 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 UCHS girls basketball chicken dinner fundraiser, Feb. 7 The Union County High School girls basketball team will host a chicken dinner fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 7, outside of the Union County Public Library. Each $6 dinner includes smoked chicken, wild rice, green beans, dinner roll and drink. Lake Butler Womens Club luncheon, Feb. 11, to support charities The Lake Butler Womans Club will be hosting their annual Valentines Luncheon, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This luncheon is for the benefit of the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. Donations for the lunches will be at least $6 each. If you would like to make a larger donation it will be greatly appreciated. You may make checks directly to one of the charities or pay in cash. The donations will be split 50/50 to the Cancer Society and Heart Association. The food home-cooked by members of the club. The house is located at 285 NE 1st Ave. Union County Tobacco Free Partnership meeting on Feb. 12 The Union County Tobacco Free Partnership will host a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Lake Butler Community Center. This meeting is open to the public and welcomes new members For more information, please contact Darlene or Quaneshia at 386-496-3211. 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 for donated items and trips. Tickets are $25 each or two for $45. A table for eight is $175. For tickets call Joyce Crawford at 352-745-6240 or ask any Rotarian. Daddy-Daughter Date Night at FBC, Feb. 15 First Baptist Church of Lake Butler is hosting a DaddyDaughter Date Night on Feb. 15 at the Little Rainbow Learning Center. Reservations required. Call 386-496-3704. etc her amazing efforts on behalf of finding a cure for cancer have been front and center for many years. Warwick, a cancer survivor, is a driving force behind the local Relay for Life, Vaughan said, and she is organizing a dance for later this month that will benefit the event. She has also led the way for so many causes related to her position in conjunction with the National Guard, he said. Warwick gave credit to her late sister. If it wasnt for my sister, Ida Sue, I wouldnt be here today, she said. The chamber also honored two businesses, the first being Lake Area Physical Therapy and Aquatics. It has been around and growing for 28 years, and now offers services in Starke, Keystone Heights, Melrose and Gainesville. Owner Laura Hodges lays deep roots in the communities she serves, Vaughan said, pointing to her roles in local business associations and the Lake Area Elder Council. Many thankful citizens sing their praises due to the caring and effective work they do in the field of physical, occupational, speech, sports, stroke rehabilitation, and more, he said. Hodges accepted the award along with Rhonda Hamilton, her marketing director, who she thanked for her enthusiasm, along with the chamber members and staff. Roberts Insurance was the second Business of the Year recognized. Of Scott Roberts, Vaughan said, If there is a cause, he stands willing to help and provide leadership. His affiliations include the chamber, The Arc of Bradford County, Kiwanis, Rotary, the Masonic Lodge, Communities in Schools, the board at Shands Starke and the Bradford County Education Foundation. Roberts Insurance does business in Starke, Keystone, Lake Butler and now Middleburg, and is one of the most respected names in the field, Vaughan said. He believes that clients deserve to be represented by someone who strives to create a relationship, so if you have that accident or if your home is damaged by a storm, you have a friend you know on a first-name basis to turn to for help, he said. Roberts thanked his parents, George and Nancy Roberts, and his incredible staff, without whom he couldnt get it all done, he said. Susan Norman was given the Pat Farnsworth Workforce Development Award. Shes been at it for more than 14 years, Vaughan said, beginning in customer service and working her way up to program manager. The chamber hired her in 2006 to work on business services and assist employers with finding incentives and grants. Norman also provides the Florida Basic Abilities Test and Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test to potential law enforcement and corrections employees, and since 2009, nearly 1,500 have been tested. At least half of the applicants were hired to positions with her help. The chamber bid farewell to Tommy Tomlinson, who was this years departing board member. Chamber board Chair Jennie Reed (outgoing) said Tomlinson always stepped up when called up and has been a great mentor. Tomlinson thanked the chamber for the opportunity. One thing Ive learned over the years, if we will just work with one another in southwestern Clay County, Bradford County and Union County, (its) how much we can do to bring success to these counties, he said. The chamber once again hosted the Bradford County Education Foundations annual silent and live auctions. Foundation President Dimple Overstreet talked about how the money raised benefits schools, including purchasing books for students, and she thanked chamber members for their help. I would like say for the whole board, thank you from the deepest part of our hearts, and the children of the schools say thank you, she said. Speaking of charity to schools, Murray Fords Amir Asadi and Amy Hoglund presented a check for more than $5,000 to Bradford High School, raised through a driving event at the school. Asadi said that while the dealership began at a time of economic uncertainty, the support of the community has resulted in more sales than stores in Gainesville, Lake City and Green Cove Springs. Because of that, they have an obligation to give back, he said. The Drive 4 UR School event is held annually with the help of the schools teachers and administrators, Asadi said. Money is donated for each individual who goes to the school to test drive a vehicle. The new chair of the chamber board, Steve Futch of Jones Gallagher Funeral Home, introduced the rest of the 2014 board, including Brad Bishop of Bradford-Union Technical Center (chair elect), Jennie Reed of Community State Bank (past chair), Cyndi Wilisch of A+ Certified Computer Repair (treasurer), Dale Furlong of Clay Electric, Rhonda Hamilton of Lake Area Physical Therapy, Brittany Loper of The Law Offices of Cooper and Loper, Wendy Martin of Shands Starke Regional Medical Center, Jeff Oody of Community State Bank, Kia Paige of the City of Lake Butler, Doug Reddish of Reddish and White CPA, Paula Register of Hampton Lake Bed and Breakfast, Amber Roberts-Crawford of Swift Creek Realty, Lila Sellars of the Bradford County Commission and Dean Weaver of Watson Realty. CHAMBER Continued from 1A Workforce boards get new names BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor The annual chamber banquet served as an opportunity to usher in a new, unified identity of the states various workforce boards. As of Feb. 10, the rebranding is official and FloridaWorks, the workforce agency serving Bradford and Alachua County, and all of the other workforce agencies around the state will be known as CareerSource Florida. Each regional agency will have its own designation, such as Career Source North Central Florida for Bradford and its partners, CareerSource Northeast Florida for Clay and its partners, and CareerSource Florida Crown for Union and its partners. Chamber President Pam Whittle said the new name and logo may be a new look, but the same important services will be provided, including matching jobseekers and employers. Chamber board Chair Jennie Reed (outgoing), President Pam Whittle and Susan Norman, recipient of the Workforce Award. Auctioneer George Roberts, father of Scott Roberts, drives up the bids.

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Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Union County Times 3A The Browders were voted Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in 2013. The Browders continue to earn that title and they continue to get the attention of the Gospel music world. Seeing them sing in person brings another level of appreciation not only for their musical ability but also for their passion to see lives touched and transformed by the words and music that comes from the heart. God just continues to bless us with anointed writing and singing. W e are amazed that He has chosen us to touch so many lives with His love and we are humbled by that gift, stated Matthew Browder DO NOT MISS ONE OF CHRISTIAN MUSICS EXCITING GROUPSAN EVENT MOST HOMECOMING CELEBRATIONatThe Sanderson Christian Revival CenterSun F eb 9th 11amEv eryone Welcome!f eaturingSR 229 and SAPP Road in Sanderson For more info call 386-431-9226 FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Members of MLS systems providing excellent access to properties & listing exposure! www .SwiftCreekRealty.netOur Locations:Carrie Cason Broker Associate Matt Cason Sales Associate Amber Roberts-Crawford Broker/Owner Austen Roberts Sales Associate David Thomas Sales Associate & platted for 18 (1-4 ac.) lot! Close to I-75$225,000! This property is perfect for your Ranch/Hunting/T imber tract!$1 19,600! in City of Lake Butler on corner of E. Main St. (SR100) & NE 8th Ave!$49,900! 12469 West SR 100 Lake Butler, FL 32054 386-496-0499 1 140 SW Bascom Norris Dr. Ste. 106 Lake City, FL 32025 800-833-0499 3917 N W 97th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606 800-833-0499 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.) Ideally we have a mix of staff, DiStefano said. That means a family practice doctor on a part-time or full-time basis, as needed; a nurse practitioner or physician assistant, on a part-time or full-time basis; an OB/GYN on a part-time basis, a medical assistant, a lab technician and a receptionist. They can even call in staff from the Lake City clinic to meet extra demand. He recently hired a new N.P. who is a North Florida local and will be moving to Lake Butler. DiStefano said the clinic is here to meet what he saw as a big need. The area as a whole has a need for more medical care. We get a lot of patients from this area over in our Lake City office, be it that they work over in Lake City or that theyre closer to that side of the county, or whatever it is, DiStefano said. But we knew from talking to a lot of different people in the area that there was a need for some providers. A lot of current providers are not accepting new patientstheyre pretty much maxed out, he said. You know, Dr. (Marvin) Johnson is looking to, hopefully, retire soon, and certainly slow down a little bit. Dr. Johnson operates a family practice clinic located next to LBH. DiStefano said that Dr. Johnson told him, Absolutely, the area needs something. Dr. Johnson directed him to Maggi Wetzel, who helped DiStefano find the space he needed and after talking with her that kind of cemented the idea that I want to come out here. Everybody I met has been really great. Everybody I met said we really need the extra help out here, and so that was really, I think, the push for me to go here versus maybe a couple of other areaswhich we still might do, but to do this first, he said. Opening more locations enables them to rotate staff, especially when someone is out or is on vacation. DiStefano also said that they picked Lake Butler because of its crossroads and traffic flow and is an area that is growing along with all of North Florida. Its been really great to help the communityespecially the small towns, said Melissa DiStefano, who is Johns wife and serves as the director of clinical relations. The clinic is the only one in town to offer a gynecologist, she said, sharing that the Union County School Board applauded that when she introduced the clinic to them. Youre the clinic with the gynecologist in town, she recalled them saying. We need that here! Furthermore, other than the Union County Health Department, no one else here takes Medicaid and Medicare patients, especially on a new basis. Dynamic is set up as a rural health clinic, which means they can take pretty much everybody, John DiStefano said. The new clinic accepts any and all forms of insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare, TRICARE, HMOs and regular plans from any carrier in the area. For those without insurance, the new clinic hopes to start offering a sliding scale this summer, which usually means fees vary from free to a reduced cost using a sliding fee scale based on income, regardless of age and ability to pay. We want to help people get healthier, DiStefano said. That is our company philosophy. To set up an appointment, call 386-438-8391, or learn more at www.dynamichealthcenters.com CLINIC Continued from 1A Providence fire station project looses steam County funds being redirected to pave road and wind-proof, enlarge community center BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor Over the past several months at the Union County Commission meetings a debate has raged over if, and how, to build a fire station in Providence. At the January 21 meeting, Commissioner Wayne Smith doused the project for now, instead asking the board to approve directing those earmarked funds to pave a dirt road and make improvements to the community center. The latest issue facing a potential fire station is the challenge of manning it, which means that the majority of insurance companies will not lower rates for local homeowners without personnel being stationed there. So Smith wants to pursue other projects while that is being solved, if possible. (See related sidebar on EMS Director Chris Drum resigning.) However, there have been three house fires (one just past Columbia County line) and at least two brush fires in the area over the past couple of months activity much higher than usual. Ive got $76,825 in the general fund part for the fire station. Im working on a different source of getting that money now, Smith said, so Id like the boards permissionif they would grant meto take that $76,825 and pave a 1900-foot long road in Providence weve had a lot of major problems with. The paving of Northwest 45th Court will cost $31,667, Smith said. The road comes off the north side of S.R. 238, next to two Quonset huts (domedroofed buildings that look like military barracks). Smith would then have over $45,000, along with a $19,000 FEMA grant, to put toward improvements to the community center or clubhouse, as he calls it. I certainly dont have any problems with that if youve got replied Commissioner Morris Dobbs before being cut off by a question from Commissioner Karen Cossey. And then what if your money doesnt come through for the fire station? she asked Smith. Well I havent got enough money with that to build, Smith replied, plus, Ive done some investigating. If you dont man the fire station, its not eligible to get our insurance on our houses reduced. Its got to be a manned fire station. However, he admitted that not all insurance companies are that way, but the majority are. Clerk of Court Kellie Hendricks Connell then asked Smith what improvements he wanted to make to the community center. What Id like to do, is, weve got to spend this federal money towards wind load Smith said. While were doing it well take the patio off the front and bring that wall on out and make it bigger, and then re-hip it with shingles. He also wants to install insulated windows. The board approved Smiths plans. EMS Director Chris Drum resigns Many times during the debate over whether or not to build a fire station in Providence, EMS Director Chris Drum has been asked for his advice, who told commissioners at the Nov. 18 meeting that manning the fire station would be a challenge, and then explained why. Now things have gotten even more complicated since he recently resigned and has taken another position with a different organization, said Justin Stankiewicz, chief financial officer for the Clerk of Court. The commissioners will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m., to get the ball rolling on advertising/hiring for his replacement, and perhaps naming an interim director in the meantime, Stankiewicz said. During the November meeting, when the commissioners asked Drums input, he responded, If we want to build another station, Im all about it. It doesnt matter where it is. My professional recommendation would be to not do another thing like we did down in Worthington, and put it all the way down next to a border, because you eliminate half your coverage area. At the time he said that in regard to moving a truck, they would do what the majority of commissioners dictate. But currently, we cant even finance and keep the employees I have now, Drum told them. Ive spent thousands of dollars on training guys only to lose them in six-to-eight months to bigger services that do pay. Im constantly training32 people in the last three years. Commission Chairman Tallman responded, This is a constant budget struggle, and Mr. Smith has worked diligently on this budget. He has worked miracles when he works with the budget. Smith said finances had nothing to do with building a fire-rescue station because he and Dobbs got the $100,000 the New River Solid Waste Association, to which Drum responded, Up until todaythis is the first, now, that youre talking about rescue being moved out there, which is great, but how am I going to staff it? How am I going to move these guys over here? How am I going to give them fuel? How am I to get them supplies? Smith and Drum went back-andforth regarding having personnel to staff stations. Ive spent $285,000 in overtime, because I cant keep people, Drum said. And $277,000 in training. Why cant you keep them, Smith asked. Because we dont pay them anything, Drum responded. How am I supposed to help these people (in Providence) if I cant keep the people to help these people. Looks like Drum added himself to that list of emergency medical personnel leaving the county for greener pastures. Farmers market being sold Even last summer the Union County Farmers Market was dying down, as growers migrated to nearby Sprinkle Field and even Gainesville to find enough buyers for their fruits and vegetables. So the county is selling it. However, Sprinkle Field was closed to sellers a couple of weeks ago and may not reopen, which means there are few, if any, places for people to sell their produce here. The property was appraised at $155,000 with a caution from the appraiser that said it might be inflated because he had trouble finding local commercial comparables or comps. Justin Stankiewicz, chief financial officer for the Clerk of Court, said that the county purchased the land in 2003 for $32,000. The county will put the land and its pavilion up for bid.

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4A Union County Times Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Good Shepherd Lutheran Chur ch (LCMS)Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service at 10 a.m. 4900 NW 182nd Way Starke(Entrance to Conerly Estates on S.R. 16) (904) gslcstarke@aol.com Everyone W elcome!Children s Church 10 a.m. (12 miles west of Lake Butler)386-755-4328 SMITH & SONS FEED AND SEED Fast Track store robber caught On Sunday, Feb. 2, around 8:20 p.m., the Union County Sheriffs Office received a report of a black male who had robbed the Fast Track Food Store located at 1200 E. Main St. in Lake Butler, across from CVS and Hardees. Apparently a black male came into the store wearing a dark hoodie type jacket and a black ski mask. The suspect was described as approximately 5-foot-10 with a slender build and in his early 20s, with short dreadlock style hair and wearing dirty faded blue jeans pants and a black or dark blue zip-up jacket with hood and red shoes. The suspect snatched the cash register and got into a brief struggle with the store clerk before fleeing the store on foot. Responding units established a perimeter and contacted a nearby Florida Highway Patrol unit for help in securing the scene, as well as Department of Corrections Reception and Medical Center K-9 Units for tracking. Testimony revealed that the suspect resembled a frequent customer of the Fast Track store that was in there early the same day. This person was identified by his nickname of Earl. Through leads and further testimony, UCSO units traced back to a suspect named Robert Stoutamire, 21a black male, residing in Lake Butler who goes by the nickname of Earl. Sheriffs office units received information on Stoutamires possible location at 715 W. Main St.the Lake Butler Apartments. Units surrounded the location where Stoutamire was seen hiding within. Stoutamire was then arrested for the following crimes: 1. ROBBERY 2nd Degree Felony without the use of a firearm; 2. PUBLIC ORDER CRIME 1st Degree Felony Committing a crime with a mask or hood; 3. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 3rd Degree Felony Property damage; 4. LARCENY 3rd Degree Felony. Quick response from responding units and investigators resulted in a quick capture for a very severe crime, stated Sheriff Brad Whitehead in a release. I am pleased no one was seriously injured in this robbery or in the capture of the suspect. This is a serious crime and will not be tolerated in Union County and we will see it is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Stoutamire is being held in the Union County Jail on a $70,000 bond. This incident is similar to a robbery last September at the Lake Butler Stop-N-Go up the street that also occurred on a Sunday. If anyone has any further information concerning this crime or any other crime, they are encouraged to contact UCSO at 386-496-2501 or First Coast Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8477) where you can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward. Stoutamire Dogs poisoned outside of WS BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor The Union County Sheriffs Office completed its investigation of a case of animal poisoning that happened two weeks agoeight young Labrador Retrievers who died on a farm on the outskirts of Worthington Springs, some of which were puppies. Seven dogs were unharmed. Owner Kathy Todd took her dogs to a vet who determined they had been poisoned. She told Channel 4 News in Jacksonville that the dogs were eating some sort of shiny substance mixed in food that had a strong ammonia smell to it. When she found them, some of the dogs were already dead and others were slowly dying, walking around and vomiting along the way. She told the news station that even the veterinarian and his technician were affected by the odor of whatever the dogs had ingested. I told my husband (Tony) I hope this is the closest that we ever get to finding out what its like to have a family member murdered. Thats what it feels like, Kathy told the reporter. They were our babies. Tony said the poison could have killed his grandchildren, too, if they had found it in the yard. Now the case is in the hands of the state attorney, which is standard procedure. Weve completed our investigation; we turned it over to the state attorneys office, said Sheriff Brad Whitehead. Once they review the case then they determine if it merits further action arrest or whatnot. corner of LBMS, two taken to hospital Butler Elementary School and the Union County School Board. She Both drivers were transported to the North Florida Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The van was transporting three Department of Corrections inmates doing work for the county. None suffered injuries. traveling south on South Lake Avenue and stopped at the stop sign, but was hit by the left rear of the Saturn as it rotated clockwise after being hit by the van. He was not injured. Estimated damage to his truck and the van were each $2,500. The estimate for the car was $6,500.

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Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Union County Times 5A Reserve Grand Champion ( Fanny May) was shown by Ashley Harris, middle, standing with Brenda Heberling, left. DAWN CORBETTINSURANCE AGENCY(904) 964-7707FREE Insurance Quotes No obligation...Call Today! is now located in the formerMaines Insurance BuildingGeorge Roberts Insurance25 East Main Street(Across from Union Co. Courthouse) TheVisit Our New Office!Call 386-496-2261or call 904-964-6305 to place all Classified Ads or Announcements, Special Events, and other related news.Vincent Alex Brown ~ Editor Cell 352-283-6312Serving Union County for over 102 years. UCT Legals 2/6/14 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 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 INTENTION TO REGIS TER FICTITIOUS NAME Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the undersigned, George William Johns, 20298 SE 82 nd Path, Lake Butler, FL 32054, sole owner, doing business under the firm name of: G. W. Johns. 20298 SE 82 nd Path, Lake Butler, FL 32054, intends to register said fictitious name under the afore said statute. Dated this 30th day of January, 2014, in Union County. 2/6 1tchg-UCT Legals 4-H Growers & Showers first goat show had its very first goat show. The show was held at the Union County High School agriculture barn. They had an excellent turnout with six Clover The judge was Brenda Heberling from Levy County. She was able to work hands-on with each and every one of the Clover Buds. Heberling demonstrated to them on how to hold and present their goats to the the order she thought was best. First place was Ashley Harris, second was Lake Harris, third Kendall Jeffers and fourth was Hunter Williams. In the overall category the judge handpicked a Grand Champion goat and a Reserve Grand Champion goat. The Grand Champion (Hannah) was shown by Karli Jenkins and the Reserve Grand Champion ( Fanny May) was shown by Ashley Harris. All together they had an exciting time and it was a great learning experience. All of the exhibitors said they would be back next year. Special thanks to Mr. Phillip and Kristi Williams, Growers & Showers assistant, and Jimmy Tallman, Union County Commission chairman, Orton, Hunter Williams being coached by Brenda Heberling.

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6A Union County Times Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 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 Career shadowing opportunity leaves student impressed BY GARRETT NORMAN FBLA Junior, UCHS On Monday, Feb. 3, in celebration of the Future Business Leaders of America Groundhog Job Shadow Day, I attended the office of Vincent Alex Brown, editor of the Union County Times, to learn about the hard work that goes into making the publication for the county. The experience has broadened my knowledge of newspaper publishing. As a junior at Union County High School, I have been really impressed that so much work has to be done on a weekly basis on a publication for the smallest county in the state of Florida. Theres literally so much stuff that has to be done, sometimes making an editor work into the wee hours of the morningfrom trying to organize photos for the articles, rewording the articles, making headlines big enough to catch readers eyes but not allowing the headlines to intervene with other smaller articles and also placing ads. In my eyes, it looks like it would be very stressful sometimes. For someone that really loves journalism, it looks like it would be very enjoyable, however. Im thankful that I was given this opportunity to broaden my knowledge of the many different careers that can be found all over, especially in small and lovely Union County. Norman learned how the Union County Times is put together each week, then wrote an article describing his experience as part of Follow us on Facebook for highlights, mid-week updates and breaking news at www.facebook.com/ unioncountytimes School North Florida Honor Bands perform at UCHS The annual North Florida Honor Bands performed at both the middle and high school bands. Some schools rehearse on their own throughout the coming weeks and then the respective clinician joins the middle or high school honor band for the last two days to prepare the selected pieces for the concert. School North Florida Honor Band. Students selected from Lake Butler Middle School, under the direction of Dirk Schmidt, were Emily White and Breana McCurry on clarinet, Kiana Paytee on alto saxophone, Ty Hardin on baritone saxophone, Sidney Johnson and Jonathan Schmidt on trumpet, Naomi Murray on French horn, Brooks Black on trombone, Amelia Rigano on baritone, Nate Hobson on tuba and Tyree McDonald percussion. School. BOTTOM LEFT: Tyree McDonald on percussion, Lake Butler Middle School. BOTTOM RIGHT: Alexander Kaminsky, director of Students selected from Union County High School, under the direction of Kelly Dorsey, were Mariah Michael Riggs, Ridge Smith and William Brown on percussion.

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5 BHS wrestlers moving on to regionals Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL 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 Bradford High School wrestlers (l-r) Clay Hicks, Brandon Funderburk, J.T. Griffis, Jarraid Forsyth, Shayne Kahakua-Lodivero and Blake Addison are pictured with coach Chris Adams. Funderburk, Griffis, Forsyth, Kahakua-Lodivero and Addison earned the right to participate in regional competition. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Five Bradford High School wrestlers earned the right to compete at the regional level after their performances at the District 4-1A meet, which was held at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville last weekend. Those five wrestlers performances equated to a fourth-place finish in the team standings. Bradford finished with 98 points behind Bishop Kenny (164.5), Bolles (151.5) and University Christian (136). They were bound and determined to make a mark, Bradford coach Chris Adams said. Three Bradford wrestlers See DISTRICT, 3B BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Are you confused about Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum plans or advanced premium tax credits? Maybe youve never had health insurance and are unsure about such terminology as deductibles and out-ofpocket expenses. Debbie Allen and Staci Griffis are here to help you with your questions about the Affordable Care Act and to help you with your Marketplace application. They are certified application counselors through New River Community Health Care Inc. and have offices at the health departments in Bradford and Union counties. Griffis said she and Allen are not to be confused with navigators, whose efforts are more in the vein of community outreach. Though Griffis and Allen do participate in outreach efforts, their grant-funded counselor positions were created to give people one-on-one help. Were here with all your answers and can help you get through it, Griffis said. Perhaps you attempted to create a Marketplace account via the website HealthCare.gov when it first went online. As you know from experience or most likely heard, the website had quite a few glitches and was unable to handle the traffic at its onset. If you unsuccessfully created an account or partially created one, Griffis and Allen can help you now do so successfully. Plus, it really doesnt take that long. The benefits of coming (to see us) is the fact the website is fully functional, Griffis said. It takes about 20 minutes to complete the application. Of course, you can create an account yourself, but Griffis said people may not properly factor in any of the help they may be eligible for in the form of advanced premium tax credits or cost-sharing reductions. Plus, sometimes its just easier to understand when someone goes through the process with you. You can hear the term advanced premium tax credit, but its easier to be able to show them on the screen, Griffis said. Some people have been surprised to see how much insurance they can actually get for their dollars, no matter what their views of the Affordable Care Act are. Griffis said the latest numbers revealed that 83 percent of Floridians choosing plans through the Marketplace qualified for financial assistance of some sort. It has a lot of positive to it, Allen said. People dont necessarily hear that, but once they come and they sit one on one, we can educate them. They see it through the systems themselves. They see that it really benefits them. At first, Griffis said most of the people she counseled were those who received letters that their current policies were being Counselors are here to help with Health Insurance Marketplace questions and guide you through the Health Insurance Marketplace and HealthCare.gov at the Bradford County and Union County health departments. canceled. She cited one example, though, in which things worked out for the better. I had one gentleman who was See HEALTH, 8B

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The fourth annual Santa Fe College Miss Bradford Fest will take place Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Bradford High School audi torium at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, with children 3 and under admitted for free. Proceeds will help fund San ta Fe College scholarships for Bradford County students. 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.) Little Miss contestants are: Lily Barksdale, the 4-yearold daughter of Matt and Bran dyn Barksdale. She is sponsored by her parents, brother, Baba and Neena. Kenslee Phillips, a Keystone Heights Elementary School student who is the 6-year-old daughter of Dwayne and Krystie Phillips. She is sponsored by Charnelle Whittemore Realty and Apex Home Health Care. Junior Miss contestants are: Jaelyn Jackson, a sixthgrade student at Cornerstone Academy and the 12-year-old daughter of Britt and Jejetta Jackson. She is sponsored by Community State Bank of Starke. Muskaan Patel, a sixthgrade student at Bradford Mid dle School and the 10-year-old daughter of Rocky and Smita Patel. She is sponsored by Best Western Starke and Americas Best Value Inn. Simran Patel, an eighthgrade student at Bradford Mid dle School and the 12-year-old daughter of Rocky and Smita Patel. She is sponsored by Best Western Starke and Americas Best Value Inn. Teen Miss contestants are: Bethany Bryan, an eighthgrade student at Bradford Mid dle School and the 13-year-old daughter of Glenda Wheeler. She is sponsored by Ideas on Hold, Capital City Bank and Starke Golf and Country Club. Ashley Harris, an eighthgrade student at Lake Butler Middle School and the 13-yearold daughter of David and Donna Harris. She is sponsored by The Shoppes at Thompson Street. Caitlain Morgan, a seventhgrade student at Northside Chris tian Academy and the 13-yearold daughter of Roy Morgan and Frances Barber. She is sponsored by her father. Ronda McCormick, a junior at Bradford High School and the 16-year-old daughter of Ronald and Tammy McCormick. She is sponsored by Pritchett Trucking. Miss contestants are: Kelsey Harrison, a student at Florida Gateway College and the 18-year-old daughter 2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* CLOSED MON & TUES SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 Starts Friday, Feb. 7 Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri, 7:05, 9:05 Sat, 5:05, 7:05, 9:05 Sun, 5:05, 7:05 Wed Thurs, 7:30EXPENDABLESNow Showing PG-13 Kevin Hart inFri, 7:00, 9:10 Sat, 4:50, 7:00, 9:10 Sun, 4:50, 7:00 Wed Thurs, 7:15 PGLiam Neeson in The Lego Movie Ride Along received her family medicine training from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York City and her fellowship training in geriatric medicine from the VA Medical Center in Gainesville. She received her medical degree from Terna Medical College, Navi Mumbai, India. Dr. Gupta will be joining the staff of facilities in Starke every Tuesday, Williston each Monday & Thursday, and Gainesville on Wednesday & Friday. Dr. Guptas husband is attending the University of Florida with a Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology & Pediatrics ICU. The joy in the doctors lives is their toddler son. They are making their home in Gainesville, for hopefully a very long time! There is aNew Doc in Town!Were pleased to welcome to our staff! Complete Care. Close To Home Maegan Robinson Daisy Pyle Kelsey Harrison Ronda McCormick Lily Barksdale Kenslee Phillips Jaelyn Jackson Muskaan Patel Simran Patel Bethany Bryan Ashley Harris Caitlain Morgan 12 to compete in Feb. 8 Miss Bradford Fest of Richard and Tammy Harri son. She is sponsored by Royal Homes. Daisy Pyle, a high school senior who is dual-enrolled at Santa Fe College. She is spon sored by Mosley Tire, Gator II, Farm Supply, Starke Auto Re pair and the Pyle Family. Maegan Robinson, a Vir ginia College student and the 20-year-old daughter of Mike and Amy Robinson. She is spon sored by her grandparents. Vendor applications are now being accepted through the end of February for the Bradford County Fair, which is scheduled for March 11-16. (The side gates of the livestock barn will be open on March 8 for the annual 4-H goat show.) Vendors can apply online by visiting www. bradfordcountyfair.net Rabbit and poultry entries will be accepted on March 8, while home division and arts and crafts entries will be accepted March 10 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The theme of this years fair is Bradford Big Top. Circus-type shows will be held twice daily and three times on Saturday on the midway. This years fair also features a new midway provided by Deggeller Attractions, which also provides the midway for the Clay County Fair. For more information on the fair, please visit the aforementioned website. Important info for Bradford Co. Fair... Register to be honored at Boy Scouts dinner Lennard Register will be presented with the first-ever Distinguished Citizen Award from Starke at the Boy Scouts of Americas American Values Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the National Guard armory on Edwards Road in Starke. Casey Jones will be the events keynote speaker. Jones was a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River in New York on Jan. 15, 2009. A social is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. 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.

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won the championships of their respective weight classes: Shayne Kahakua-Lodivero in the 106 class, J.T. Griffis in the 113 class and Jarrai Forsyth in the 160 class. It was a relatively quick tournament for KahakuaLodivero, who pinned Bishop Kennys Ryan Timmons in 48 seconds in the 106 finals. The result was similar to all his other matches in the tournament pins that took little time. He probably spent no more than a minute and a half total on the mat, Adams said, adding, He was just going out there with a mission. Kahakua-Lodivero, a sophomore, improved to 27-7 on the year. Boasting a similar record is teammate Griffis, a sophomore who is 32-4. All four of Griffis losses have come against opponents who are ranked in the state. Griffis, who placed third at last years district meet, was one match away from the state finals last year. Adams said, I have high expectations hell place this year. A 12-9 win over Duval Charters Daniel Porter propelled Griffis one step closer to state. Griffis, who pinned all of his opponents leading up to the final match, has more heart than any wrestler hes ever seen, Adams said. The coach described Griffis as someone who makes no excuses for what goes wrong in a match. He merely watches video afterward and then does what he needs to do to fix it. I have high expectations hell place (at state) this year, Adams said. Forsyth is no stranger to the stage at state. The senior has qualified the last two years, so its probably no surprise that he seems to be on his way to a third appearance. His first step was winning the District 4 championship in the 160 class by pinning University Christians Daniel Folkner in 4:20. It was Forsyths third straight district championship. Hes handled expectations well, Adams said of Forsyth, who is 33-0 and seeded second at the state level in his weight class. Forsyth has a tough matchup waiting for him at the regional meet in Suwannees Shawn Brown, who is seeded number one in the state. However, Forsyth sounds as if hes not going to let anyone stand in his way of getting back to state. He had a disappointing showing last year due to illness and is determined to win it all this year. Adams said thats what Forsyth has been telling him every day. Joining the three district champions at the Region 1 meet, which will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, at Jacksonvilles Bishop Snyder High School, are Brandon Funderburk and Blake Addison. Each placed third in his respective weight class. Funderburk, a senior who is 28-7, defeated Florida Deaf and Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B NOEGEL S AUTO SALES, INC. 1018 N. T emple Ave., Starke, FL 32091 904-964-6461*Plus tag fee, W ACwww .noegels.com ONL Y $900 DOWN $1 200DOWN $899DOWN $1500 DOWN $1299DOWN $1200DOWN ONL Y $999 DOWN $999DOWN PRICE REDUCED (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 DISTRICT Continued from 1B Blinds A.J. Rice 13-7 in the 120 class to qualify for regionals. Adams said Funderburk has a lot of heart, and he expects him to get to state. Even if hes down by points, he doesnt stop, Adams said. Hes determined to get a victory. Addison is a freshman who is 14-15. He earned his thirdplace finish in the 132 class by pinning University Christians Dale Glies in 3:00. He hasnt placed in a tournament (all season), Adams said, but when it mattered, he stepped up. Addison, who had two additional pins leading up to the consolation finals, has been good at soaking up everything he needs to know during his first year of wrestling. Adams said if Addison sticks with the sport, hell eventually be a state champion. Who makes it to this years state finals remains to be seen, but as you can probably tell, their coach has the utmost confidence in their abilities. They have his admiration as well. I love these boys with all my heart, Adams said. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School got the rematch it wanted, but in the end, it was Eastside coming out victorious again as Tyler Miller-Jones scored a pair of second-half goals in an approximate three-minute span to lift the host Rams to a 2-1 win over the Indians in a Class 2A boys soccer regional semifinal match on Feb. 4. We played well enough to win, Keystone head coach Trevor Waters said. It just didnt happen. Keystone (22-4-2) lost 1-0 to Eastside in the District 5 championship match, but the Indians went on the road and defeated Mount Dora 3-1 in the regional quarterfinals to return to Citizens Field and get another shot at the Rams. Miller-Jones, who scored the lone goal in the District 5 championship match, fired off a rocket of a shot after the firsthalf water break, but Keystone goalie Eric Wood was able to make a save. Approximately eight minutes later, the Indians Nacho Grimaldo passed the ball downfield to Wyatt Graziano, who launched a shot over the challenging goalie to put Keystone up 1-0. That would be the only score for the Indians, who were playing their second straight match without leading scorer Cory Hedding, who was out with a foot injury. Not an excuse, Waters said. Eastside played very well tonight. In the 57 th and 60 th minutes, Miller-Jones misfired on a couple of shot attempts. However, he found the mark in the 61 st minute to tie the score before adding another goal in the 64 th minute. Hes just a superstar, Waters said of Miller-Jones. He can play anywhere. Hes the fastest kid Ive ever seen play high school soccer in this area. Waters said he was proud of his teams effortnot just against Eastside, but also in the quarterfinals against Mount Dora. When you lose in the district finals, its very disappointing to the whole team, Waters said. Its very hard to come back and win that next game. Its so much easier if you win the finals. Then you come back, and youre on top of the world. This team showed me such great heart. Eastside (20-6) will host Bishop Moore for the Region 2 championship on Friday, Feb. 7. Visit www.starkejournal. com to view more photos. (Membership required.) Hawkins goals lift KHHS in quarterfinals Zach Hawkins scored all three goals in Keystones 3-1 win over host Mount Dora in the Class 2A boys soccer regional quarterfinals on Jan. 30. Hawkins moved from his outside mid position to take the injured Heddings striker position. He produced, scoring off of assists from Juan Grimaldo (2) and Shaw Fuller. It was the Indians first regional quarterfinal win since 2008. between two Eastside players. Juan Grimaldo (right) kicks 2-1 loss in the Class 2A regional Grimaldo had two assists in the matcha 3-1 over Mount Dora. Wyatt Graziano scored goal in the loss to Eastside. The Indians were making their in the regional 2008.

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Sullivan, Newmans to wed in March Dear Editor: One thing is increasingly clear about elections these days voters overwhelmingly dislike negative campaigning and are troubled by its widespread use. In the Monitor two weeks ago, Keystone Vice Mayor Tony Brown kicked off his campaign for mayor by opening with a negative personal attack on his opponent, incumbent Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth. Brown stated his negative remarks and then closed by making the claim he was going to run a positive campaign. Well, it is already too late for that. Candidates should carefully consider that when negative campaigning aims at something outside what voters consider to be relevant and fair, the effect is likely to be just the opposite of what was intended. At the end of the day, a strong record of accomplishment is more important than negative remarks, and voters will be the final judges of what is fair and relevant in a political campaign. Terry Brant Melrose 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 CRIME DOESNT PAYB UT WE DO!REWARDS UP TO $3,000 CRIME DOESNT PAYB UT WE DO!P AID FOR BY THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE CRIME STOPPERS TRUST FUNDREWARDS UP TO $3,000R EMAIN ANONYMOUSC ALL TOLL FREE S TOPPE RSSubmit a TIP ON-LINE a t: www.F CCrimeStoppers.com C ommercial Residential Fleets Autogas Farms Industry Piping for NewConstruction or Home Remodeling M ost Major Brands Factory Trained4031 S.W SR 121 Lake Butler, FL 32054 W illiamsLPGas.com wlpgas@windstream.net(386) 496-3725 www. CaptainsPartyRentals .com Bounce Houses Water Slides Dunk Tanks Trackless Train 904-364-6128 Dear Editor: The headline in last weeks edition saddened me. I found it puzzling that a personal matter should need to be discussed in such a public place, especially when I had no input in the article, given the fact that the editor phoned at 7:30 p.m. on Monday evening and, receiving no return call, published anyway. The events described therein arent necessarily truthful. It has been my pleasure to serve as the manager of the Keystone Heights Farmers Market for these last four years. I want to thank the city and the community for the opportunity to do so. It has been a wonderful experience. I have met a great group of people in the vendors and the public. The market has been successful because of Former farmers market manager says experience was a pleasure Dwell on accomplishments, not negativity to even deserve that title I must attempt to conserve what made America America. Hence, this little article. Historically, the words American and patriot were synonymous. Most without even thinking about it much and many would not have been able to express it with such eloquence, assented in heart with the words of Carl Schurz, My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. Today, however, we sheepishly allow a man on the world stage to apologize for being the greatest nation in the history of the world. Sure, we got some things wrong, but weve gotten a hell of a lot more right than all other nations combined. Our Greatest Generation saved most of the other nations and asked nothing in return; simply because it was the right thing to do. I apologize to my father, who was a part of those valiant men and women and died in 1970 by his own hand. In hindsight, I can see now that he suffered many years with what did not have a term then, post-traumatic stress disorder. Even though I have served in the military, I have not done enough to honor that generation of patriots or the ones before. My title question asks, where did all the Americans go? With the exception of the men and women who enlisted after Sept. 11, 2001, and only because, collectively, we will never know their names, and those four highly trained heroes in Benghazi, the last four average American patriots died on flight 93. Four men, all different, one Christian, one gay, one CEO and one Jewish, but all American, made the decision that if they were going to die or others on the ground were going to die, then it would be while on their feet fighting. We will never know for sure if they took the plane into the ground or the hijackers, getting their asses kicked, took it down, but we do know Muhammads dupes werent planning on an open field. After that day there was a surge of patriotism in America, but it was quickly squelched from the inside as the PC police, in the name of tolerance, told everyone that not all Muslims are terrorists. However well meaning this may have been, it defied the logic of no, but all the terrorists are Muslim, and the rest condone the actions with their deafening silence. Dear Editor: I confess I did not watch the State of The Union address (on Jan. 28). I couldnt stand to watch the dog return to its vomit again. For five long years we have watched this man spew his anti-American, treasonous vitriol, and, amazingly, we have allowed it to continue. Never mind if you call yourself Republican, Democrat, conservative, liberal, Christian, atheist, gay or straight; I believe, when asked our nationality, most say with some pride, American. But are we still? Francis Scott Key said America is the land of the free and the home of the brave, and we were when he penned those words. Men had sacrificed everything they had, including their lives, to form this country, and Mr. Key wrote those words after watching men again sacrifice to maintain it in 1814. These men all were patriots, and we were all taught in civics and history class, until recently, that to be patriotic was a good thing, that the Tea Party was a good thing. Yet today, those who attempt to identify with our forefathers with these terms are vilified. What is even more astounding is that many Americans dont even go as far as to call themselves such out of fear of nothing more than negative labels and rhetoric. Its just as well. If that is all it takes to stop you, then youre not up to the task of being a patriot. I have been no better. Ive simply called myself conservative, but Where did all the Americans go? Wendy Ann Sullivan of Starke and Gordon Newmans of Hampton announce their wedding. Wendy is the daughter of Ed and Janie Sullivan of Starke. She graduated from Bradford High School in 1985 and is a member of Madison Street Baptist Church. She is employed by the City of Starke. Gordon is the son of Don and Treva Newmans of Starke. He graduated from Bradford High School in 1980 and is a member of the Madison Street Baptist Church. He is employed by Dupont. The wedding is scheduled for March 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm at the Madison Street Baptist Church, where the reception will also be held. Family and friends are invited. I nt ernet C af e Hwy 301 S. Star keAcross from KOA904-964-3350 Sweepstakes Amusement Parlor 6pm to Midnight Socials Letters editor@bctelegraph.com Gordon Newmans and Wendy Sullivan Tolerance, then, became the mantra. It became hip. It became cool. Once it became cool to illogically tolerate such a selfdefeating idea as to embrace people whose single passion is your destruction, the door was open; you must tolerate everything. And you must have that label of being tolerant. Without it, you cant get a job, youre socially shunned, your life is ruined without the beasts mark of tolerance. Then along comes a man from the shadows. A man of whom little was known. Oh, but he was a senator, some argue. A senator whose voting record stuck pretty close to safe issues; things that wouldnt draw attention. A man who spoke words of encouragement. Who promised openness and clarity while sealing all his past from view and answering direct questions with obfuscation. No matter how illogical it was to support such an unknown entity as this man was, it did not matter. The trap had been set. He was half black, and you had to be tolerant. So, here we sit, being tolerant sheep while he and his ilk destroy the Constitution and, with it, your freedom. Once the Constitution falls, America is gone. The Constitution is the heart of what we are; a constitutional republic. We were not designed to be a democracy, a majority ruled form of government, for two reasons: The majority is not always right (i.e., Jim Crow) and, as Rome discovered and now us, the majority soon figures out ways to vote themselves your stuff. This is not an American ideal. An American ideal is, Im responsible for me and mine, you are responsible for you and yours, and once weve taken care of that, well get together on our own to help each other; not waiting for someone to do it for you. It does not take a village to raise a child, it takes parents. The village is a cop-out way to get you to believe its society and the governments job to take care of you and yours. Where are all the Americans like Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham, Tom Burnett and Jeremy Glick, who when seeing that un-American idealists have taken over the plane and are hell bent on crashing that plane into your very way of life, stand up and decide were taking these bastards out and say, Lets roll? If I am wrong and all patriots are not gone, I leave you with a word of warning from the past, but this time the enemy is within: It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, peace, but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!Patrick Henry Thomas Rice Lawtey them. The vendors are some of the most creative, caring and committed people I have met, and, at the market, I have really come to know the wonderful people that live in the Lake Region. I will remain at the market as a vendor with my own business. I fully support the market and the city of Keystone Heights as it continues to operate the market. The market has an important role to play in the community. I hope you will continue to come to the market and visit me now that I will have more time to talk. Thank you for all your support and friendship. Love and best wishes, Cheryl Owen

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The District 5-4A boys basketball tournament, which is Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B Jo es Tires 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) 964-(8473) BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Despite a 14-0 run that began late in the third quarter, the Bradford High School girls basketball team could not overtake Santa Fe, losing 54-42 in the semifinals of the District 5-4A tournament on Jan. 30 at P.K. Yonge in Gainesville. Bradford (13-12) was the only area team to advance beyond the first round of districts, with Keystone Heights losing 40-33 to Fort White in the quarterfinals of the District 5 tournament and Union County losing 52-32 to Dixie County in the quarterfinals of the District 7-1A tournament. Tracey Kemp scored nine of her team-high 15 points in the second half. She had four points, a steal and two assists during the 14-0 run that pulled the Tornadoes to within 43-39. Santa Fe, though, was able to maintain a lead it held since early in the first quarter thanks to five points from Dymeria Clayton No area girls teams make regionals after 54-42 BHS loss Union County High School is hosting this years District 7-1A tournament, which began this past Tuesday with Dixie County defeating Newberry 59-44. Dixie will now play top seed Chiefland on Friday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. Third seed Union will play second seed Williston at 7:30 p.m. The championship game is set for Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m BHS boys advance, KHHS season ends Tigers play district game Feb. 7 and seven consecutive turnovers by Bradford late in the game. The Tornadoes, who were attempting to earn their third regional playoff appearance in four years, got off to a good start, with Kemp grabbing a defensive rebound and going the distance for the games first points. Mackenzie Gault took a pass from Nyasia Davis and scored on Meghan Woods (right) puts up a shot in the lane for Bradford. being hosted by Bradford High School, began this past Tuesday, with Bradford defeating Interlachen 47-44 and Keystone Heights losing 76-37 to Santa Fe. Two semifinal games will be played Friday, Feb. 7, with second seed P.K. Yonge playing third seed Santa Fe at 6 p.m. and fourth seed Bradford playing top seed Fort White at 7:30 p.m. The championship game will be Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. a layup to put Bradford up 4-0. After Bradford went up 5-3 on a free throw by Davis, the Raiders scored 13 of the games next 15 points to go into the second quarter up 16-7. Santa Fe benefited from the play of Tasha Robinson, who made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points in the first quarter. Santa Fe built a 23-11 lead, but the Tornadoes were able to pull within five. Kemp had two straight baskets, hitting a pull-up jumper after her own steal and later sinking a floater in the lane. Davis had a layup off of a Kemp inbounds pass, while Keshanna Ardley had a free throw to make the score 23-18. The Raiders increased their lead again and would go into the half up by 10 when Aprella Ford made a 3-pointer off of an inbounds pass as time expired. Bradford trailed by 18 when Faith Anderson was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 31 seconds left in the third quarter. Anderson made all three free throws to make the score 43-28. Ardley knocked down a 3-pointer after a steal by Kemp before Kemp scored on a drive to the basket as the Tornadoes closed the quarter with eight straight points. Gault, with an assist from Kemp, scored on a layup before Kemp added a layup of her own in transition to pull Bradford to within 43-37. A layup by Davisset up by Kemps drive into the lanemade it a fourpoint game. The Tornadoes could get no closer. Santa Fe doubled its lead before Bradford committed turnovers on seven straight trips down the floor in the final 2:30. Davis finished the game with 13 points while Ardley and Gault had five and four, respectively. Anderson had three points, while Danique Hudson had two. Santa Fe would go on to lose 56-50 to P.K. Yonge in the Feb. 1 championship game. Visit www.starkejournal. com to view more photos. (Membership required.) BHS advanced with easy quarterfinal win Bradford put itself into the district semifinals with a 62-33 win over Interlachen in a Jan. 28 quarterfinal game. The Tornadoes, who outscored the Rams 22-1 in the opening quarter, got a game-high 18 points from Kemp, while Davis poured in 15 points. Meghan Woods and Hudson scored eight and seven points, respectively, while Ardley had six. Gault added four points, while Anderson and Zahriah Collins each had two. Nyasia Davis works underneath the basket. Tracey Kemp (left) looks to dribble past Robinson in the

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6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 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 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! The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Thomas Gerald Alderman, 52, of Hampton was arrested Jan. 31 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana. Vincent Banville, 55, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 1 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Jonathan Tyrone Bass, 31, was arrested Feb. 1 by Starke police for battery and aggravated battery. Accoring to the incident report, the charges stem from an early November attack on neighbors after Bass and his girlfriend were asked to keep the noise down at their home. According to the report, Bass and Jeannetta Merriweather came over, and Bass started attacking the male victim. While the men were engaged outside, Merriweather kicked the front door open, and started attacking the female neighbor after throwing a child out of the way. Both males entered the house, and fighting ensued until Bass and his girlfriend fled the home. Police were not able to locate the two suspects that day, so warrant affidavits (sworn complaints) were forwarded to the State Attorneys Office for the charges. A warrant was issued for Merriweathers arrest at the end of December, and she was arrested Dec. 31. The warrant for Bass was issued several weeks later and he was arrested Feb. 1 with bond set at $60,000. Shamal Ike Battice, 28, of Ocala was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for grand theft auto and driving while license suspended or revoked. According to the arrest report, the Sheriffs Office received a BOLO for a stolen vehicle from Marion County that day, and while on patrol, received a call from the Hampton BP station that someone was panhandling for gas money. The description of the person and the vehicle matched the Marion County BOLO, but when deputies arrived, the suspect had left the store. A short time later Battice was spotted at Edwards Grocery on S.R. 100 in the 2009 Pontiac G6 and arrested. Battice apparently stole the vehicle from a car dealership in Ocala, according to a report in the Gainesville Sun. The Sun story said Battice, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, asked a salesman if he could look and sit in the Pontiac that was on the lot. The salesman assisted him into the vehicle, and then Battice locked the door and started the vehicle and drove away. Deputies in Marion and Alachua counties chased Battice, but decided to stop at their respective county lines and notify Bradford and other counties with the BOLO. Bond was set at $15,000. Thomas Albert Baugess, 24, of Starke, and Albert Cornelious Baugess, 45, of Starke were arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies and charged with battery. According to the arrest report, the father and son got into a verbal and physical argument with each other, with police called by another family member. Jajuan Akeem Biggiers, 26, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 31 by Starke police for three charges of possession of marijuana, two charges of selling marijuana, two charges of public nuisance crimes-storing drugs and for possession of drug equipment. According to the arrest report, the SPD Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant for an apartment in Whispering Oaks in reference to an active narcotics investigation. Biggiers was inside the apartment along with several other people. Inside the apartment, police discovered the drugs, drug equipment and paraphernalia, and various amounts of cash and computer equipment. Bond for Biggiers was set at $35,000. Also arrested was Stevie Desue, 24, of Starke for giving false information to a law enforcement officer during an investigation. According to the report, Desue first told police his name was Floyd Barnes, until officers found a wallet in the apartment with ID showing his real name. Bond was set at $2,000 for Desue. The third person in the apartment could be facing charges at a later date through the State Attorneys Office. Latonya Nathalee Brown, 38, of Starke was arrested Jan. 28 by Starke police on a warrant for two charges of possession of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a specified area-school and for two charges of selling crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a specified area-school. Bond was set at $80,000. Elizabeth Kasey Croft, 20, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 30 by Starke police on an out-ofcounty warrant from St. Johns County for probation violation. Kevin Roy Eldridge, 24, of Starke was arrested Feb. 1 by Starke police for contempt of court. Deseree Jacqueline Evans, 30, of Starke was arrested Jan. 31 by Starke police for probation violation. Allegra Cashun George, 39, of Starke was arrested Jan. 28 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine and distribution of cocaine. Bond was set at $15,000. Anthony Glenn Gravely, 62, of Starke was arrested Feb. 1 by Bradford deputies for disorderly intoxication. Bond was set at $2,000. Michael Wilson Hall, 52, of Starke was arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Nicholas Gray Harrison, 28, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 28 by Starke police for probation violation. Bond was set at $1,000. Donald Joe Herndon, 30, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Jeremy Alan Hicks, 35, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for sexual assault. Bond was set at $100,000. Aaron Harris Holley, 34, of Starke was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine, marijuana, opium or a derivative, drug equipment and resisting an officer. According to the arrest report, Holley was at a residence in Lincoln City when agents with the drug task force went to the home to conduct surveillance due to complaints of possible drug activity. When they arrived, the front door was open, and as agents approached the front door, Holley fled out the back door before being apprehended on foot. In the home, agents observed various drugs and drug equipment, and obtained a search warrant to gather evidence. Holleys bond was set at $20,000. Mary Katherine Horsley, 40, of Starke was arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence and driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $4,000. Horsley was also arrested Jan. 31 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Gary Frank Horsley, 33, of New Port Richey was arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and felony larceny-grand theft. He was also arrested for failure to appear. According to the offense report, Horsley was involved in the theft of several items from a Bradford County residence at the end of July 2013. The items included a trailer with a Ford motor on it, two toolboxes and a Ford transmission. Some of the items ended up at Guide Metals on U.S. 301 north of Starke and sold for scrap metal. From video footage and records from Guide Metals, investigators were able to determine there were several people involved in selling the stolen items. Warrants for their arrests were issued, and Horsley was located Sunday during a traffic stop and arrested. Bond was set at $24,000. Earl Johnson, 21, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 28 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Carlos Leonard Jones, 20, of Starke was arrested Jan. 31 by Starke police on a warrant for larceny and fraud. According to the arrest report, Jones attempted to cash a fraudulent cashiers check from a credit union in Texas for $1,975 at a local convenience store in Starke last November. When the clerk called the credit union to verify the check, Jones left the store. Police were able to identify Jones from video surveillance from the store, but were unable to locate him at the time. Charles Edward Lee, 50, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Marion Tyrone Lee, 57, of Starke was arrested Feb. 3 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of prescription drugs and two charges of possession of opium or derivative, possession of marijuana, all charges with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver. According to the arrest report, Lee was arrested at the Keystone Heights BP on S.R. 100, and a search of him and his vehicle turned up $248 in cash, approximately 9.1 grams of marijuana and several pill bottles with Oxycontin, Oxycodone and Morphine Sulfate in them. Bond was set at $225,000. Bryant Steven Malcolm, 36, of Jacksonville was arrested Feb. 3 by Bradford deputies for felony probation violation. Austin Clarence Parkinson, 40, of Port Charlotte was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant. Bond was set at $765. William Levator Ryles, 30, of Gainesville was arrested Feb. 3 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. David Carlton Starnes, 40, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 31 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence. Bond was set at $75,000. Shantel Monique Sylvester, 32, of Starke was arrested Jan. 28 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Amber Briann Terrell, 28, of Raiford was arrested Jan. 31 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Regina Levise Tisdale, 39, of Lawtey was arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $1,000. Amelia Dawn Wilkison, 24, of Starke was arrested Jan. 31 by Starke police for shoplifting. According to the arrest report, Wilkison was at the Family Dollar in Starke when she was observed by the manager removing tweezers and brownie packages from shelves and walking to the back of the store. She then went to the front of the store to leave, but the manager detained her and asked where she had put the tweezers. Wilkison said she put them on the shelf near the brownies, but when they walked to that part of the store, the manager observed her removing the tweezers from her jacket and placing them on the shelf. The police were called, and a box of brownie mix was also found in Wilkisons pants during her arrest. Bond was set at $500. Bryan Keith Williams, 24, of Starke was arrested Jan. 30 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Stephen David Wolfe, 42, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 28 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Keystone/Melrose Bobby Ray Channell, 39, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 31 by Putnam deputies for a probation violation. Zackery Holman, 18, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 2 by Clay deputies for possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. William Jackson, 59, of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 3 by Clay deputies for DUI. Marcus McDaniel, 27, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 30 by Putnam deputies for sexual battery. Donald Shadd, 31 of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 1 by Clay deputies for possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana. Union Brandi Michael Norsworthy, 33, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 28 by Union deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Christina Mae StalnakerRobinson, 29, of Lake City was arrested Jan. 29 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, StalnakerRobinson got into a verbal and physical altercation with her boyfriend at a home on West C.R. 18 in Union County. She left the home and was walking toward Columbia County on C.R. 18 when the boyfriend came in his vehicle to bring her back. She began to hit, shove and slap him again on the side of the road, so he left without her. She was then picked up later by a deputy after UCSO was called and returned to the home before being charged with battery. Three juveniles, ages 13, 15 and 17, were arrested Jan. 28 by Union deputies and charged with burglary, larceny and petit theft. According to the arrest reports, the juveniles broke into several vehicles in January in Lake Butler and stole various items, including cash, a Walmart gift card and an iPad. A fourth juvenile, age 14, was arrested Jan. 28 for failure to appear, and apparently was involved with the vehicle break-ins, too. Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union t Crime t

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Prior to retirement, Mr. Maxwell had owned and operated Maxwell Insurance Agency in Jacksonville and had been very active with the Gideons International. He was a longtime resident of Keystone Heights and member of the Keystone Heights First Baptist Church prior to moving to Jacksonville where he attended The Jacksonville Assembly Church. Mr. Maxwell is preceded in death by his first wife, Jeane. Survivors are: his wife of 20 years, Misty (Thompson) of Jacksonville; one daughter, Sharon Maxwell (Tim) Hill of Raleigh, N.C.; one son, Mark (Lori) Maxwell of Keystone Heights; one step daughter, Alyssa (Brandon) McElroy of Jacksonville; and nine grandchildren, Morgan, Madyson, Miriah, Sawyer, Sharidan, Alice, Ava, Anna, and Ariel. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Jacksonville Assembly Church, 6350 Old Kings Road N, Jacksonville, FL 32254. Graveside services followed at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 104, Starke, FL 32091 Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. PAID OBITUARY Alice McKinney STARKEAlice Mae McKinney, 100, of Starke died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at her residence. She was born on July 27, 1913 in Pictures, N.Y. to the late Ray and Mattie (Elsworth) Wheelock. She was raised a Methodist and moved to Starke in 1975 from Jacksonville. Prior to retirement she worked as a bookkeeper. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Washington McKinney and is survived by her close friend and caregiver Marty Anderson of Richmond Hill, Ga. Interment will be at a later date in Brown Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Robert Smith HAMPTONMr. Robert Earl Smith, age 88, of Hampton passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Windsor Manor following an extended illness. He was born on Jan. 30, 1925 in Hawthorne to the late Kirby and Pearl (Gay) Smith. Robert was a member of the First Christian Church of Starke and served in the United States Army during World War II. Prior to retirement he worked for E.I. Dupont as an equipment operator. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Elaine Colson Smith; sister, Dorothy Dee Bourgeois; brothers, Kirby Shi Smith and Bernard Smith. Survivors are: his son, Robert Andrew Andy Smith of Hampton; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at the First Christian Church in Starke on Feb. 1. Interment followed in Santa Fe Cemetery with Pastor Charles Soper and Pastor John Faulkner officiating. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. 904-964-6200. On-line condolences may be left at www. jonesgallagherfh.com. PAID OBITUARY Robert Strickland MELROSERobert Dean Bobby Strickland, 79, of Melrose, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 following a brief illness with his wife of 51 years by his side. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He served in the United States Navy and worked for the family business, Economy Printing, until his retirement in 2000. He is survived by: his wife, Sherry Margaret Strickland of Melrose; sons, Robert (Michelle) Strickland of Jacksonville, Tim (Deborah) Strickland of Keystone Heights and Joseph (Emily) Strickland of Tampa; four sisters; and two grandsons. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 11:00 a.m., at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. A reception will be held immediately following at Community Church of Keystone Heights in the Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Church of Keystone Heights, 345 SE Palmetto Avenue, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 or to Haven Hospice, The Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave. Palatka, FL 32177. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B Funeral with Burial20 Ga. Metal Casket (4 colors) Vault, Open & Closing Grave, Graveside or Chapel Service with one night visitation. . . . . . .$5,595Funeral with Cremation(Rental Casket with Visitation prior to Services). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,895Direct Cremation with Memorial ServiceServices held at Archer Memorial Chapel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,895 Archer Funeral Home Pre-payment accepted Within Your Means Now, Peace of Mind Always 55 North Lake Avenue Lake Butler, Florida 32054 SR-230 E (2 miles east of US-301)B anquet Hall Driving Range Check out our web pagewww .starkegolf.com M emberships Available E xcellent Driving RangeP ro Shop Gift CertificatesG olf Lessons by AppointmentP rofessionally Run Tournaments H ome of the Strawberry Invitational Li ke us on facebook 904-368-0687 ph 904-368-0689 f axMARGARE T ANDERSON 101 1 N. Temple Ave. Starke. FL (US 301 North)Family Law & Will Preparation30 years experience Margaret will continue to serve clients in Alachua County as well as Bradford & Union counties d Obituaries d Johnnie Brown STARKEJohnnie Bell Brown, 82, of Starke died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at Shands at the University of Florida. She was born in White County, Tenn. on Jan. 17, 1932 to the late John Price and Lena Bell Stover. She has been a resident of Bradford County most of her life. She was a seamstress and worked for Big Dad Sewing Factory for ten years. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Earl Cecil Padgett of 17 years and Shy Brown of 24 years; and her brothers, Jack and Buddy Price. She is survived by: daughters, Linda (Roy) Bryant, Shirley Clark and Patty (Rocky) Thompson all of Starke; sons, David (Judy Thornton) Padgett of Starke and Brad Brown of Milton; sisters, Ruby Hasbrouck, Jeannie Stover and Sue Howard all of Orlando; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb. 5, at Archie Tanner Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Marvin Sellers officiating. Interment followed at Brown Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Timothy Bryan Timothy Bryan STARKEMr. Timothy Alan Timmy Bryan, age 52, of Starke passed away on Saturday, 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, 2 pm at the Church of God in Lawtey. PAID OBITUARY Deborah Chase KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Deborah Debbie Thomas Chase, 55 of Keystone Heights died Tuesday, Jan., 28, 2014 at the St. Vincents Medical Center in Middleburg following an extended illness. She was born in Jacksonville, Oct. 30, 1958 and became a resident of Keystone Heights in 1998. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors are: her husband of 24 years, David H. Chase;children, Robert Adkinson, Lisa Jones, and Crystal Wilson all of Jacksonville; sisters, Deloris Lane of Valdosta, Ga. and Diane Jones of Jacksonville; and five grandchildren. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Frankie Frazier STARKEFrankie M. Frazier, 68, of Starke died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at Shands Medical Center Gainesville. Born in Williston, on Oct. 2, 1945 and moved to Starke. She was a member of Church of God by Faith in Starke and was a homemaker. She is survived by: sons, Steven G. Frazier, Levern Frazier, Ronnie Frazier, Everett Frazier all of Starke, and Todd Jerome Frazier of Gainesville; brothers, David Hadley of Starke, and Preston Lee Williams of Avondale; sisters, Feenie Mae Turner, Estella Brookins, Minnie P. Jones and Mary J. Jones all of Starke; 36 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2:00 p.m. at Church of God by Faith in Starke with James E. McKnight, Eulogist. Interment will be held in Clark Cemetery Starke. Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc. Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Carl D. Haile Memorial Chapel. Family hour 2-3:00 p.m., Friends 3 -7:00 p.m. Viewing also held 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. The cortege will form at the home of Mrs. Frankie Mae Frazier at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Earnest Jones, Jr. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Earnest Leonard Jones, Jr., Keystone Heights, 81, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at North Florida Regional Hospital following a long illness. Leonard Jones was born on Nov. 2, 1932 to Earnest Leonard, Sr. and Mattie Futch Jones in Orlando. Leonard owned and operated Leonards Outboard Shop for 48 years. He also served in the United States Navy and spent several years in Law Enforcement as a State Trooper for the Florida Highway Patrol, Deputy for the Clay County Sheriffs Department and Chief of Police for the City of Keystone Heights. Leonard was very active in the community and was a life-long member and held many offices in the Keystone Heights Lions Club and was also a member of the American Legion. Leonard also served for many years as the Director of Clay County Civil Defense. He is survived by: his wife of 61 years, Sharon McGraw Jones; his brother, Ted (Pat) Jones of Jacksonville; two daughters, Debbie (Steve) Heptinstall and Christy (Ronnie) Harper; four grandchildren, Jessica (Jeremiah) Groff, Rebecca Chapman, Renee Potter and Matt Heptinstall; six great-grandchildren, Ryan Potter, Breanna HeptinstallRicks, Lauryn Potter, Hayden Groff, Blake Chapman and Haylee Groff all of Keystone Heights; his adopted son, Mike (Debbie) Taylor of Jacksonville and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and so many very dear friends. A Celebration of Leonards life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15th at 1:00 pm at the Keystone Heights Lions Club. The family invites each of you to speak a few words or share any of your stories or memories concerning your relationship with Leonard at the Celebration. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keysone Heights. 352-473-3176. www.jonesgallagherfh.com PAID OBITUARY Sanford Maxwell Sanford Maxwell JACKSONVILLEMr. Sanford Albert Sam Maxwell, age 87, of Jacksonville passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at the St. Vincents Medical Center in Jacksonville. He was born in Jacksonville on Sept. 19, 1926 to the late Cecil and Ossie (Forsythe) Maxwell and had served in the United States Army Air force. Clyde R. Pa-Pa Johns August 20, 1916 January 21, 1994 One of the last true country gentlemen. He shared what he had with neighbors and loved ones. Always had a smile. He was a great reflection of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Not perfect, but praise God, forgiven. He shared the gospel also through bluegrass gospel music. His testimony song was, Im Using My Bible for a Road Map, with the last line he sang, My last stop is heaven some sweet day. My Pa-Pa made that day 20 years ago. I will see him soon because of his Christ-like influence on me. Another song he sang, The Old Crossroads. In this song the question is asked, Which road are you going to take? I made the most important decision I could make because of his testimony: Thats to truly follow Christ. How about you? In Memory

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a single man in his 60s, Griffis said. He was paying $1,400 a month with an individual policy. He was able to enroll in the Marketplace for $400. He had $1,000 a month in savings. He might have been a little bit upset about his cancellation, but he did not have any days of being uninsured. We enrolled him into a policy with no gaps in coverage. Griffis cited another example in which a woman thought she had talked to a Marketplace representative, who said she and her family could get a policy for $800-plus a month. That was simply too much money. The woman has a part-time job, while her husband recently went on unemployment. They support two young children, one of which has some health issues. As it turned out, the woman had not spoken to a Marketplace representative, but with a Florida Blue agent. The woman, at her sisters insistence, went to talk to Griffis and Allen. She and her family were able to get a policy for $28.33 a month when factoring in financial assistance. She came in tears and left very happy, Allen said. Griffis said youll hear people talk about high deductibles that come with Marketplace plans, but she said that really depends upon what level of plan you enroll in. For example, someone might qualify for a Bronze-level plan that has a monthly premium of $110, but a deductible of $6,000. However, if that person can afford to pay $257 a month, they could possibly get a Platinum-level plan that has no deductible. So, just what are the different levels of plans? They are defined by the percentage of the plans medical benefits they cover. Bronze and Silver plans pay 60 and 70 percent of costs, respectively, with Gold and Platinum paying 80 and 90 percent, respectively. Bronze plans will have the lowest monthly premiums, but higher deductibles and outof-pocket costs. Premiums increase, but deductibles and out-of-pocket costs decrease, as you move up to each successive level. Again, the original premium can be lowered if one qualifies for advanced premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions. To be eligible for advanced premium tax credits, which can be applied directly to monthly premiums, the household income of an individual or family must fall between 100-400 percent of t he federal poverty level. Some examples of incomes qualifying for tax credits are: Family of four: $23,550$94,200; Family of three: $19,530$78,120; Family of two: $15,510$62,040; Individual: $11,490$45,960. Cost-sharing reductions can be used to lower out-of-pocket costs for deductibles, coinsurance and co-payments, but are available with Silver-level plans only. Since the HealthCare.gov website is functional, Griffis encourages people to log on and see the types of plans that are available before creating an application. By remaining anonymous and entering some general information, a person or family can see the types of plans theyd be eligible for. Go to the websites home page and click on See plans before I apply. Please keep in mind that if you see Griffis or Allen to set up a Marketplace account and to enroll in a plan, you do not have to discuss your medical history. We do not ask any medical questions, Griffis said. You cannot be denied for preexisting conditions anymore. That is just a wonderful benefit. All Griffis and Allen can do is show you what plans your eligible for. It is up to the individual and/or family to decide whats best for them or if they even want to enroll in a Marketplace plan. Were not agents, Allen said. Theres no commission or benefits for us. Well, there are benefits, but they are in the form of seeing someone be able to obtain more affordable insurance or seeing someone who was previously uninsured now be enrolled into a plan. 8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Fins, Fur & Tails Florida is one of the hotter places in the United States when it comes to turkey hunting, and the reason for it is the Osceola wild turkey. It is one of the four turkeys a hunter must bag to score the coveted grand slam of turkey hunting, which consists of also bagging the following wild turkeys: Rio Grande, Merriams and Eastern. All of the other targeted sub-species of turkeys cover a relatively broad area, but the Osceola is located only on the Florida peninsula. As a matter of fact, the northern boundaries of Bradford, Union and Clay counties are considered the geographical habitat boundary between the Eastern wild turkey to the north and the Osceola to the south. So with very little travel, a hunter can claim one half of the grand slam honor. When it comes to Talking turkey: the Osceola and hitting the grand slam This turkey taken by Russell Norman illustrates the black and white feather bands on the wings that essentially distinguish the Eastern sub-species from the Osceola turkeys. Bailee Sheppard bagged an 8-point deer this hunting season, and now she is showing off her recent caught in a small pond distinguishing between the two sub-species, there is no better authority than Dr. Thomas A. Webber, the collections manager at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Additionally, Webber holds a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Florida. Webber generally describes the Osceola turkey as slightly smaller, with longer legs, longer spurs, darker coloration and more distinct white bands on the wing feathers. Actually, the Osceola is considered the smallest subspecies of wild turkey. The clearest distinction between the two is the black and white bands on the wing feathers. The Osceola has much more black than the Eastern. As a matter of fact, the white bands on the Osceola are much less distinct and do not make a clear continuous band across the feather. These differences are very difficult to determine on the northern habitat boundary of Union, Bradford and Clay counties. However, proceeding south as far as Orlando, the characteristics are much clearer. The reason for the difficulty along the recognized border is due to hybridization. To facilitate this distinction, hunters consider turkeys shot in Union, Bradford, and Clay counties to be Osceolas. Contrastingly, birds shot in Nassau, Baker or Columbia counties to the north are considered to be Eastern turkeys. In talking to some avid turkey hunters, the ambition of a grand slam seems to bring more hunters to Florida than taking Floridians to other places. Lamar Williams, Russell Norman and Jeff Fitts have shot the two local sub-species, but have not traveled west for the other two sub-species. However, Norman does take advantage of the trend by swap hunting. Norman makes contact with hunters who want to bag an Osceola turkey and agrees to host them during the season. In return, they agree to host him in their northern/western homes to hunt their big deer. Outdoors outlook Hunting season continues to wind down, with squirrel, quail, rabbits and hogs being the only hunting targets that remain open. Spring turkey season will open during the second and third weeks of March. Crosshorn Ministeries is timing its March meeting (Feb. 20, 7 p.m., at the Starke Golf and Country Club) appropriately by having Lamar Williams as its guest speaker. Williams, of course, will build his subject around turkey hunting. The inconsistent fish bite locally is certainly due to the inconsistent weather trends. Regardless, spring is around the corner, and the bass and bream will be fanning their beds soon. There are already reports of bass fanning on the west side of Lake George, where the warm spring runs dump into the St. Johns. One thing that is consistent, at least with last summer, is the amount of local precipitation. Gary Simpson indicates that Orange Lake can now be accessed by most of the major boat launches, and a lot of fishermen anticipate it producing some good bass by this summer if the trend continues. Bailee Sheppard and her father, Clint Sheppard, were just practice casting in a backyard pond, and she ended up landing the nice bass in the accompanying photo. So the large females will continue to bite even is they are not spawning. The best inland saltwater bet at this time is probably sheepshead on the east coast. Bridge pilings, rocks and oyster beds have been providing a good consistent bite. The toothy creatures are hard to hook, however. One humorous, but interesting, suggestion is to set your hook a little before you feel them. Tight lines and safe hunting until next week. If you have a story, idea or photo to share, please contact Mickey Agner via email at mka@ maoutdoors.com or by phone at 904-964-1488. Photos may also be submitted in person at the Bradford County Telegraph, Union County Times or Lake Region Monitor. HEALTH Continued from 1B The benefit is to know that we have helped someone, Allen said. One does not need to go through the Marketplace to obtain an insurance policy, but all policiesin meeting Affordable Care Act guidelinesmust cover what are deemed the 10 essential health benefits: Ambulatory patient services; Emergency services; Hospitalization; Maternity and newborn care; Mental health and substance use disorder services (including behavioral health care); Prescription drugs; Rehablilatative services and devices; Laboratory services; Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management; Pediatric services, including oral and vision care; pediatric oral services may be provided by stand-alone plan. Open enrollment through the Marketplace is open through March 31. To schedule an appointment with Griffis, whose office is at the Bradford County Health Department, call 904-964-7732 (extension 1603). To schedule an appointment with Allen, whose office is at the Union County Health Department, call 386-496-3211. For more information, you may also call the Marketplace call center at 800-318-2596 or visit the website www. healthcare.gov.

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Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an in tention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus todians, pregnant women and people securing cus tody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina tion, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, the tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005. Auctions AUCTION SUNDAY, FEB 9TH@12:12PMPreview @ 11am MOONSHIN ERS GRILL&STILL 1103 South Walnut St Starke, FL 32091 I-10 to US 301 South. Approx 26 miles Liquidation of All Res taurant Equipment & Furnishings Info & Pictures Website LMANE.BEASLEY,CAI 904-631-1886 AB1441 AU-1775 BEASLEYAUCTION EERS.COM SAT. GUN AUCTION FEB 8/14, Keystone Heights Lions Club, 915 Orchid Ave, Preview 8:30 am, Auction 10:00 am, 70 plus guns, all makes & models of Shot Guns, Bags, Bass Boat, Paddle Boats, Boat Trailer, Jet Ski on trailer, Sand Blaster, Small Welder, Heavy Duty Chipper, various tools. Check Keystone Auction Service website at www.auctionzip.com for pictures & full listing. Food / Sodas Available, Cash/Checks id/Visa/MC/ Debit Card. 12% Buy ers Premium & Tax, 2% BP Discount with cash/ check. Info 352-283-6297 AB#1648, AU#2225. Motor Vehicles & Accessories $CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352445-3909. Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Confer ence room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq. ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq. ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. FOR RENT PROFESSION AL OFFICE, 1,500 sq .ft.$1,000/mo.up to 3,000 sq. ft. contiguous $2,000/mo. Warehouse 3,000 sq. ft. $800/mo. Smith & Smith Realty. 904-964-9222. Mobile Home For Sale NORTH POINTE HOMES, JACOBSEN FACTORY OUTLET has 6 lot models ready to sell. Make a Fair Offer! More new homes Hwy 441-1/2 mile N of Hwy 222 Gainesville. Now open Sundays 11-4. 352872-5566. WE WILL DISCOUNT YOUR NEW HOME UP TO $5000. Bring us your Tax Return and we will discount whatever your refund amount is UP to $5000. when you pur chase from North Pointe Homes of Gainesville. Ordered Homes today! No Pressure Sales! 352872-5566 Now open Sun days 11-4, Hwy 441 North (1/2 mile N of SR 222) Gainesville. I BUY USED MOBILE HOMES. CASH!! Paid im mediately. 904-259-4663. NEW 2014 28x80 HUGE 4 BEDROOM LIVE OAK HOME $59,900. Set up, A/C, steps, & skirt ing included. Call 904259-4663. Waynefrier macclenny.com. BRAND NEW 3 BEDROOM 28x60 DOUBLEWIDE $49,900 Includes Setup, AC, Steps, and Skirting 904-259-4663, waynefri ermacclenny.com. USED SWMH, GREAT SHAPE, METAL ROOF, $9900 Setup & Delivered 904-259-4663. LAND/HOME PACKAGES, 3 Bedroom on 2Acres$59,900, 4 Bedroom on 1Acre $64,900 Remodeled w/ New AC & Appliances. 904-259-4663. WILL SACRIFICE MY 2014 16x80 3/2 Home, it is to asking $27,700. you must move. Call 386697-6209. WHY BUY A REPO? When you can buy a brand new 2014 28x60 Doublewide for $43,968 include de livery, set-up, a/c, skirting and steps. No gimmicks Call Matt 352-378-2453. For Rent CLEAN 2 & 3 BR HOUSES & MH IN STARKE & KEY STONE HTS. Available in Mid Feb. & March from $500.-$700/mo.Some Lakefront, includes lawn & maintenance call 352478-8321. M/H, CLEAN 2BR/1BA WITH ADDITION. 1 acre fenced, on paved road. Possible Purchase 352475-3094 or 352-2351143. 3BR/2BA DW 12273 SE 21st Ave., Starke. In coun try. Nice size lot. $650/ mo. and $650 deposit. 904-964-8637. 2BR/ 1 BA. CH/A. VERY CLEAN. LARGE YARD With Lawn maintenance provided. $450/mo. Plus deposit. 904-364-8135. 2 STORY ROUND HOUSE. 3BR/2BA. w /detached carport. Over 2,000 sq. ft. Paved drive, lawn care and pest control provid ed. Recently remodeled. $600 security deposit, $1,100/mo. Union Co. area, 386-965-3363. Con veniently located between Lake Butler, Lake City, Gainesville. AVAILABLE MARCH 1st. 3BR / 2BA M/H IN EX CELLENT CONDITION, CH/A, Shown by Appoint ment, Service animals only $650/mo plus de posit.352-473-0464 HOUSECOUNTRY LIVING 5 MILES W. STARKE 2BR / 2BA, LR, DR, Kitchen, Utility Room, 2 car Car port, Central Heat & Air. $700./moFirst and Last mo. Rent. Sorry NO pets. Call 904-964-6718. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, 2BR/2BA MH on 1 acre, close to town, $525/mo. plus deposit. Call 352475-6260. WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-4681323. NICE MOBILE HOMES in Lake Butler & Starke 2 & 3 BR single wide, fenced. 2BR/2BA. lakefront. De posit required. Call 678438-6828. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT starting at $525 per month. Hidden Oaks, Lake Butler. Call 386496-8111. PERMANENT ROOMS for rent at the Magnolia Hotel. Both refrigerator and microwave. Special rates, by the month. Call 904-964-4303 for more information. LAKE BUTLER APART MENTS, Accepting ap plications for HC and nonHC. 1,2,3, & 4 BR. Equal housing opportunity. 1005 SW 6th St. Lake Butler, 32054. TDD/TTY 711. Call 386-496-3141. UNFURNISHED 2 BR/2 FULL BATH DW MH, on Santa Fe River, Worthing ton Springs. $650/month. Call 386-496-2030. LARGE MOBILE HOME 3/2 single wide mobile home on about 1 acre of land. $450 monthly, plus deposit. Call home 904-964-6445, cell 352317-3756. HOUSE on Lake Geneva. 2B/1BA,CH/A,$600/mo. $500 deposit. Call 904955-8262. 2BR /1.5 BA CH/A single wide in Starke outside City limits. $475/mo $475 deposit. 352-235-6319 3BR / 2BA CH/A SW in Starke outside city limits. $550/mo $550/security Call 352-235-6319. Yard Sale HUGE GARAGE SALE 3rd Annual Methodist Church Youth Fundraiser .Sat February 8th 7 Am 12 Pm 200 N Walnut St. By BIG YARD SALE FRI & SAT 8 am. to 4 pm. 15116 N County Rd 229, Raiford. LADIES CLOTHES, HATS, Purses, Shoes, Belts, Jewelry Box, Jewelry Col lectables & Etc. Sat Only 8-1 Community State Bank. YARD SALE SAT 9am 2pm, Household items, furniture, clothes & ect. CASH ONLY. Located at 16684 NE 19th Ave, Starke. Lake Butler Yard Sales YARD SALE AT LULU COM MUNITY CENTER, Sat Feb 8th, 8am 3pm (IN SIDE). Wanted I BUY PINES,SMALL FENCE POST SIZE, No Large equipment destroy ing your land, also we do thining, good pay. Please NO less than 100 trees. Call 386-758-1993 or 386-965-1833. For Sale BANANA TREES. Plants are approx. 3 ft tall. $10 each or 3 for $25. Located in Starke. Call 904-7960781. REMODELING? Almost new, 7 piece Honey Oak Kitchen Cabinets, includes glass front car ousel corner & 32. all are solid wood uppers. To see call 352-519-2400 or 352-226-6461. Great deal for $385. FOR SALE, due to illness, all good condition. Gal lon grader. 1995 Fer guson roller. 1989 Ford 350 Dually diesel truck. 1996 Hallmark 8x16.5 ft. enclosed trailer. Equip ment trailer. Table saw, Wurlitzer-Melville-Clark spinet piano, Hammond spinet organ L-133 has LES LER speakers. Call 386-496-0683. GUN SHOW / STARKE, BRADFORD COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, Feb. 8th & 9th, Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4 Bring tour GUNS to sell or trade, Concealed Weapons Classes Daily, GunTraderGunShows. com 352-359-0134. Personal Services BLACK MALE NEW TO AREA, who would like to meet a single women ages 30-50. Call 904568-3552. CLARK FOUNDATION RE PAIRS, INC. Correc tion of termite & waterdamaged wood & sills. Leveling & raising Houses / Buildings. Pier Replace ment & alignment. We do all types of tractor work, excavation and small de molition jobs. Free Esti mates: Danny (Buddy) Clark, 904-545-5241. HOME DAYCARE all hours. Great rates. 30 plus years experience. All hours, lots of TLC. HRS certified, CPR certified and First 496-1062. Help Wanted FAMILY LIFE CARE,INC. a growing Home Health currently looking for pro fessional, caring, depend Please send resume For contract work as needed, full time and part time. Fax:352-374-4409 or reno.harrison @familylif ecare.com BRADFORD TERRACE 808 S. Colley Rd. Starke, FL 32091. Is now accepting applications ferred. Apply in person or fax resume to 904-9641497. DFWP. EOE. DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on This Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447. LPN F/T & PRN (Night Shift), For a small acute care critical access hospi tal, located in Lake Butler, Fl. 2 Years experience, Fl. Licensed. Please visit our wed site www.lake out an application. PH 386-496-2323 Ext 9260, Fax 386-496-2105. DRIVERS DEDICATED REGIONAL CDLA. .39 cpm! Great benefits! Medical, Dental, 401k, etc. Mileage and Re tention bonuses! Home weekly. 2 yrs TT exp. req. 2500 weekly mile target. Call Gil 855-205-2171. HELP WANTED; RETAIL COUNTER SALES, FT position-40 plus hours. Applicant should have High School Diploma. Must have Retail Sales exp. and basic knowedge of the computer. Lake Butler Farm Center Phone Number 386-4963921. Fax Number 386-496-1294. Email address: farm538@ windstream. Net. SMALL ENGINE MECHAN IC Nice Shop, all the tools, well established place to live. Located in Lake Butler. Please call Ray at 386-496-8431. CAMP KEYSTONE IS HIR ING: FULL TIME POSI TIONS, Guest Services Director, Food Services at Holiness Center, Visit http://salvationarmyca reers.com/ search under location Fl, Starke. THE BRADFORD COUN TY Road Department is currently accepting ap plications for a Heavy Equipment Operator at a pay rate of $11.00 per hour. A minimum Class B CDL license is required. A pieces of heavy equip ment will be conducted during the interview pro cess, passing this test is required. Applications along with a detailed job description and require ments may be obtained from the Bradford County Road Department, 812 B North Grand Street, Starke, FL 32091 or county website www. deadline for accepting applications is 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February. 13, 2014. The Bradford Coun ty Road Department is an Equal Opportunity Em ployer. For all inquiries, please call 904-966-6243. 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This position is respon sible for assisting the City Clerk and Finance Director in various ac counting and financial advisory tasks in the Finance Department. Minimum qualifications consist of considerable knowledge of office practices and proce dures; ability to make decisions in accordance with departmental rules, regulations, and policies; knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, MUNIS and other software ap plications; accounting and financial advisory ex perience needed. Must have at least a 4 year degree in account ing or 5 years experi ence in a municipal or governmental account ing/finance department. This position works di rectly for the City Clerk. The starting sal ary will depend on level of experience. Do not contact the City of Starke directly. For additional infor mation, view the job description and com plete an application contact Florida Works, 819 S. Walnut Street, Starke, FL (904) 9648092. 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10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 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 Please include a phone number. We can call you back for credit card info. Valentines Day messagesare something unique & special!Dont miss sending yours to that special someone... win a from one of local merchants!



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Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 101 st Year 41st Issue 75 CENTSMelissa DiStefano and Shannon Paradise, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, stand in the waiting area with walls adorned by artwork and crafts. www.StarkeJournal.com Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 386-496-2261 Cell 352-283-6312 Fax 386-4962858 uctimes@windstream.net www.StarkeJournal.com www.facebook.com/unioncountytimes Counselors are here to help with Health Insurance MarketplaceAre you confused about Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum plans or advanced premium tax credits? Maybe youve never had health insurance and are unsure about such terminology as deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses. Debbie Allen and Staci Griffis (above, speaking at the Lake Butler Rotary Club) are here to help you with your questions about the Affordable Care Act and to help you with your Marketplace application. They are certified application counselors through New River Community Health Care Inc. and have offices at the health departments in Bradford and Union counties. (Full story, 1B.) Some facts about Florida and Union County: 83 percent of Floridians choosing a plan through the Marketplace utilized financial assistance offerings. 57 percent of Floridians went Silver, while only 16 percent and 17 percent went Bronze and Platinum, respectively 27 percent of enrollees in Florida were 36 years old and below. 58 percent were 45 or older (with 37 percent being 55-64). There are 26 plans for Union County residents, and the only insurance carrier for them is Florida Blue.   The only eligibility requirements is that you live in the service area, are a U.S. citizen or lawfully residing non-citizen for the period of enrollment and are not incarcerated.County commission meeting time changedThe county commissioners approved a new regular meeting time to keep things from going so late each month, starting now at 6 p.m. instead of 7. They are also considering adding a daytime meeting each month to accommodate those who cannot make the nightly meetings. The next regular monthly meeting will be on Monday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m.Special county commission meeting, Feb. 6, to find new EMS directorUnion County EMS Director Chris Drum resigned to take another position. The commissioners will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m., to get the ball rolling on advertising/ hiring for his replacement, and perhaps naming an interim director in the meantime, said Justin Stankiewicz, chief financial officer for the Clerk of Court. (See sidebar, 3A.) etc. Pritchett among chamber honoreesRoberts Insurance named Small Business of the Year BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor The 2014 Board of Governors for the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce was introduced at the chambers annual meeting and banquet, and several business leaders and supporters were honored, including the late Marvin Pritchett. Pritchett was posthumously recognized as Citizen of the Year, an award named for former Bradford County Telegraph publisher Eugene L. Matthews. Emcee Terry Vaughan said Pritchett, born in 1933, overcame the early loss of his parents, and from a football star at Union County High, he went on to serve his county in the military, his family and his community. Vaughan called him a patriot, a devoted family man, a philanthropist and a respected businessman, who founded Pritchett Trucking in 1973 and Nextran Corporation in 1992. His career also included his role as one of CNB Banks founders, and his leadership in the farming, cattle, forestry and mining industries. He was also a community leader, serving as both a county commissioner and school board member. Generosity was his trademark as countless school-related and community projects were funded due to his philosophy of giving back, and his many years of faithful service to the First Christian Church in Lake Butler is well documented, Vaughan said. He was the go-to person if something needed to be done and he was always ready to roll up his sleeves and jump in full force. Gratefully accepting the award on their fathers behalf were Jon and Robin Pritchett. Many of you knew our dad, Jon Pritchett said, and he did love his community. He worked very, very hard. He worked even harder to give back to his community, so Robin, Phillip and I couldnt be more proud to be his children. The loss of Pritchett and Sheriff Jerry Whitehead made it a trying year for Union County and its neighbors, Vaughan said. Two community icons unexpectedly and tragically went on to their reward in heaven, he said. Whiteheads giving spirit and hearty handshake will be missed, he added, saying the Whitehead family legacy would be carried on by his son, Brad, the recently appointed sheriff of Union County. Vaughan also talked about the passing of Jerome Johns, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Community State Bank, who served an unprecedented three terms as chair of the chamber board in addition to his work on economic development. This body owes Jerome a great debt of gratitude for his life service, to include a commitment to the chamber few can match, he said. The J.E. Tomlinson Business Person of the Year Award went to Chrissy Allen Thompson, who Vaughan said was a driving force in the continued development of downtown Starke, most recently moving her restaurant to a larger location and turning The Downtown Grill into a hub of activity. Always willing to accommodate, her can-do spirit is always on display. She serves as a mentor to those who work for her, as she has been a great source of inspiration for so many young lives, Vaughan said. He also pointed to her involvement with the chamber, Main Street, Altrusa, Rotary, Kiwanis, scouting, Special Olympics, the school system and other organizations as proof of her civic commitment. Thompson said she wasnt sure she alone deserved the award, giving credit to her husband, Ricky Thompson, who is always willing to green light her crazy ideas. Together they divide and conquer whatever challenge they take on, she said. She said she was proud of her three kids for the great job they do helping out, and she thanked her staff for making her job easier. Thompson also expressed her appreciation for Virgil Berry for teaching her everything she knows about business. You just dont know how special it is to have you guys as family and friends and always supporting The Downtown Grill, Chrissys and all of the other endeavors we do, she said. Vaughan compared the chambers Volunteer of the Year award winner to a Temptations classic, saying B.J. Warwick was like sunshine on a cloudy day. Her mischievous laugh and outgoing personality can certainly brighten and warm any occasion, he said. She has been a tireless volunteer on a variety of fronts for as long as I have known her, but See CHAMBER, 2A Jon Pritchett, son of the late Marvin Pritchett (photo, top left), LB car burglaries solvedFour juveniles involved in 16 casesBY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor The Union County Sheriffs Office solved the recent rash of vehicle burglaries in Lake Butler16 documented cases to be exact. Four white male teenagers were arrested for stealing valuables such as pocket change, a purse, a cell phone charger cable, credit cards, an iPad, a gift card and more from unlocked vehicles located mostly in the Lake Butler Townhomes area and along Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Crimes of opportunity, we call it, Lt. Lyn Williams said. Its easy crimes. They can stay up all night; they can just walk down, check the doors; as soon as they find one open, steal whatever is of value in it. Two of the suspects are a 15-year-old and his younger brother, who is 13. Another is a 17-year-old. And one is currently housed by the Department of Juvenile Justice under a civil pickup order on past charges unrelated to this, which gave the sheriffs office the opportunity to question him and get the information officers needed in order to secure the arrests, on the same day, of the others involved. Williams said that, by law, the suspects were released after only six hours in jail because they are juveniles. So the sheriffs office is seeking pickup orders from the state attorney to confine the other three youths within DJJ, which can hold them up to 21 days and then they must appear before a judge, who can keep them in longereven over 40 days in one example, Williams added. Its been a two-month investigation. Weve done stakeouts, you name it, Williams said. The sheriffs office recovered some property as of Jan. 30 some credit cards, a purse and personal effectswith the possibility of recovering more. We always like saying that no matter what the crime, we take it seriously, Williams said. We worked this petty theft and things like that as hard as we would have worked a murder or a shooting or something like that. Because we know that this is the most important thing to (victims). If you call and your cars broken into, thats personal! And thats always been our policy here. We treat everyone as much as we can. The key lesson here? We still reiterate, please lock your doors, Williams said. Please lock your doors to prevent crimes of opportunity. Not just here, but everywhere. You go to the Oaks Mall (in Gainesville), it happens there; it happens everywhere. BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor Answering a need in Lake Butler for more healthcare options, Dynamic Health Centers opened a clinic one month ago, on Jan. 6, adding to the only other one they have, in Lake City. Located behind the Badcock & More Home Furniture store on East Main Street, they provide primary care for patients aged 13 and up, and are currently accepting new patients including OB/GYN. Services include urgent care as an ER alternative; womens health including OB/GYN; weight loss assistance; workers compensation claims; and school and work physicals. They even have an in-house lab to handle some blood work so that patients can receive quick results. We generally can do just about everything, said President and CEO John DiStefano, minus the major, major stuff youd see at the hospital, such as radiology or MRIs. For those types of services and to provide any referrals for specialists, the clinic works with Shands Starke. They chose that hospital because their Lake City location has an agreement with Shands there. In the future, they may have an agreement with Lake Butler Hospital as well. The new clinic is currently scheduling patients for Mondays and will expand as they add patients and staff.New healthcare clinic opensDynamic Health Centers adds a locationSee CLINIC, 3A

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2A Union County Times Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 (386) 496-2261 Vincents Cell 352-283-6312 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. Yvette Lieurance Bookkeeping:Joan Stewart-Jones Union 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 32054 Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months 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 UCHS girls basketball chicken dinner fundraiser, Feb. 7The Union County High School girls basketball team will host a chicken dinner fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 7, outside of the Union County Public Library. Each $6 dinner includes smoked chicken, wild rice, green beans, dinner roll and drink.Lake Butler Womens Club luncheon, Feb. 11, to support charitiesThe Lake Butler Womans Club will be hosting their annual Valentines Luncheon, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.   This luncheon is for the benefit of the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association.   Donations for the lunches will be at least $6 each.   If you would like to make a larger donation it will be greatly appreciated.   You may make checks directly to one of the charities or pay in cash. The donations will be split 50/50 to the Cancer Society and Heart Association. The food home-cooked by members of the club. The house is located at 285 NE 1st Ave.Union County Tobacco Free Partnership meeting on Feb. 12The Union County Tobacco Free Partnership will host a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Lake Butler Community Center. This meeting is open to the public and welcomes new members For more information, please contact Darlene or Quaneshia at 386-496-3211.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 for donated items and trips. Tickets are $25 each or two for $45. A table for eight is $175. For tickets call Joyce Crawford at 352-745-6240 or ask any Rotarian.Daddy-Daughter Date Night at FBC, Feb. 15First Baptist Church of Lake Butler is hosting a DaddyDaughter Date Night on Feb. 15 at the Little Rainbow Learning Center. Reservations required. Call 386-496-3704. etc.her amazing efforts on behalf of finding a cure for cancer have been front and center for many years. Warwick, a cancer survivor, is a driving force behind the local Relay for Life, Vaughan said, and she is organizing a dance for later this month that will benefit the event. She has also led the way for so many causes related to her position in conjunction with the National Guard, he said. Warwick gave credit to her late sister. If it wasnt for my sister, Ida Sue, I wouldnt be here today, she said. The chamber also honored two businesses, the first being Lake Area Physical Therapy and Aquatics. It has been around and growing for 28 years, and now offers services in Starke, Keystone Heights, Melrose and Gainesville. Owner Laura Hodges lays deep roots in the communities she serves, Vaughan said, pointing to her roles in local business associations and the Lake Area Elder Council. Many thankful citizens sing their praises due to the caring and effective work they do in the field of physical, occupational, speech, sports, stroke rehabilitation, and more, he said. Hodges accepted the award along with Rhonda Hamilton, her marketing director, who she thanked for her enthusiasm, along with the chamber members and staff. Roberts Insurance was the second Business of the Year recognized. Of Scott Roberts, Vaughan said, If there is a cause, he stands willing to help and provide leadership. His affiliations include the chamber, The Arc of Bradford County, Kiwanis, Rotary, the Masonic Lodge, Communities in Schools, the board at Shands Starke and the Bradford County Education Foundation. Roberts Insurance does business in Starke, Keystone, Lake Butler and now Middleburg, and is one of the most respected names in the field, Vaughan said. He believes that clients deserve to be represented by someone who strives to create a relationship, so if you have that accident or if your home is damaged by a storm, you have a friend you know on a first-name basis to turn to for help, he said. Roberts thanked his parents, George and Nancy Roberts, and his incredible staff, without whom he couldnt get it all done, he said. Susan Norman was given the Pat Farnsworth Workforce Development Award. Shes been at it for more than 14 years, Vaughan said, beginning in customer service and working her way up to program manager. The chamber hired her in 2006 to work on business services and assist employers with finding incentives and grants. Norman also provides the Florida Basic Abilities Test and Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test to potential law enforcement and corrections employees, and since 2009, nearly 1,500 have been tested. At least half of the applicants were hired to positions with her help. The chamber bid farewell to Tommy Tomlinson, who was this years departing board member. Chamber board Chair Jennie Reed (outgoing) said Tomlinson always stepped up when called up and has been a great mentor. Tomlinson thanked the chamber for the opportunity. One thing Ive learned over the years, if we will just work with one another in southwestern Clay County, Bradford County and Union County, (its) how much we can do to bring success to these counties, he said. The chamber once again hosted the Bradford County Education Foundations annual silent and live auctions. Foundation President Dimple Overstreet talked about how the money raised benefits schools, including purchasing books for students, and she thanked chamber members for their help. I would like say for the whole board, thank you from the deepest part of our hearts, and the children of the schools say thank you, she said. Speaking of charity to schools, Murray Fords Amir Asadi and Amy Hoglund presented a check for more than $5,000 to Bradford High School, raised through a driving event at the school. Asadi said that while the dealership began at a time of economic uncertainty, the support of the community has resulted in more sales than stores in Gainesville, Lake City and Green Cove Springs. Because of that, they have an obligation to give back, he said. The Drive 4 UR School event is held annually with the help of the schools teachers and administrators, Asadi said. Money is donated for each individual who goes to the school to test drive a vehicle. The new chair of the chamber board, Steve Futch of Jones Gallagher Funeral Home, introduced the rest of the 2014 board, including Brad Bishop of Bradford-Union Technical Center (chair elect), Jennie Reed of Community State Bank (past chair), Cyndi Wilisch of A+ Certified Computer Repair (treasurer), Dale Furlong of Clay Electric, Rhonda Hamilton of Lake Area Physical Therapy, Brittany Loper of The Law Offices of Cooper and Loper, Wendy Martin of Shands Starke Regional Medical Center, Jeff Oody of Community State Bank, Kia Paige of the City of Lake Butler, Doug Reddish of Reddish and White CPA, Paula Register of Hampton Lake Bed and Breakfast, Amber Roberts-Crawford of Swift Creek Realty, Lila Sellars of the Bradford County Commission and Dean Weaver of Watson Realty. CHAMBERContinued from 1A Workforce boards get new namesen BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor The annual chamber banquet served as an opportunity to usher in a new, unified identity of the states various workforce boards. As of Feb. 10, the rebranding is official and FloridaWorks, the workforce agency serving Bradford and Alachua County, and all of the other workforce agencies around the state will be known as CareerSource Florida. Each regional agency will have its own designation, such as Career Source North Central Florida for Bradford and its partners, CareerSource Northeast Florida for Clay and its partners, and CareerSource Florida Crown for Union and its partners. Chamber President Pam Whittle said the new name and logo may be a new look, but the same important services will be provided, including matching jobseekers and employers. Chamber board Chair Jennie Reed (outgoing), President Pam Whittle and Susan Norman, recipient of the Workforce Award. Auctioneer George Roberts, father of Scott Roberts, drives up the bids.

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Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Union County Times 3A The Browders were voted Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in 2013. The Browders continue to earn that title and they continue to get the attention of the Gospel music world. Seeing them sing in person brings another level of appreciation not only for their musical ability but also for their passion to see lives touched and transformed by the words and music that comes from the heart. God just continues to bless us with anointed writing and singing. We are amazed that He has chosen us to touch so many lives with His love and we are humbled by that gift, stated Matthew Browder DO NOT MISS ONE OF CHRISTIAN MUSICS EXCITING GROUPSAN EVENT MOST HOMECOMING CELEBRATIONatThe Sanderson Christian Revival CenterSun F eb 9th 11amEveryone Welcome!featuringSR 229 and SAPP Road in Sanderson For more info call 386-431-9226 FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Members of MLS systems providing excellent access to properties & listing exposure! www.SwiftCreekRealty.netOur Locations:Carrie Cason Broker Associate Matt Cason Sales Associate Amber Roberts-Crawford Broker/Owner Austen Roberts Sales Associate David Thomas Sales Associate & platted for 18 (1-4 ac.) lot! Close to I-75$225,000! This property is perfect for your Ranch/Hunting/Timber tract!$119,600! in City of Lake Butler on corner of E. Main St. (SR100) & NE 8th Ave!$49,900! 12469 West SR 100 Lake Butler, FL 32054 386-496-0499 1140 SW Bascom Norris Dr. Ste. 106 Lake City, FL 32025 800-833-0499 3917 NW 97th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606 800-833-0499 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.) Ideally we have a mix of staff, DiStefano said. That means a family practice doctor on a part-time or full-time basis, as needed; a nurse practitioner or physician assistant, on a part-time or full-time basis; an OB/GYN on a part-time basis, a medical assistant, a lab technician and a receptionist. They can even call in staff from the Lake City clinic to meet extra demand. He recently hired a new N.P. who is a North Florida local and will be moving to Lake Butler. DiStefano said the clinic is here to meet what he saw as a big need. The area as a whole has a need for more medical care. We get a lot of patients from this area over in our Lake City office, be it that they work over in Lake City or that theyre closer to that side of the county, or whatever it is, DiStefano said. But we knew from talking to a lot of different people in the area that there was a need for some providers. A lot of current providers are not accepting new patientstheyre pretty much maxed out, he said. You know, Dr. (Marvin) Johnson is looking to, hopefully, retire soon, and certainly slow down a little bit. Dr. Johnson operates a family practice clinic located next to LBH. DiStefano said that Dr. Johnson told him, Absolutely, the area needs something. Dr. Johnson directed him to Maggi Wetzel, who helped DiStefano find the space he needed and after talking with her that kind of cemented the idea that I want to come out here. Everybody I met has been really great. Everybody I met said we really need the extra help out here, and so that was really, I think, the push for me to go here versus maybe a couple of other areaswhich we still might do, but to do this first, he said. Opening more locations enables them to rotate staff, especially when someone is out or is on vacation. DiStefano also said that they picked Lake Butler because of its crossroads and traffic flow and is an area that is growing along with all of North Florida. Its been really great to help the communityespecially the small towns, said Melissa DiStefano, who is Johns wife and serves as the director of clinical relations. The clinic is the only one in town to offer a gynecologist, she said, sharing that the Union County School Board applauded that when she introduced the clinic to them. Youre the clinic with the gynecologist in town, she recalled them saying. We need that here! Furthermore, other than the Union County Health Department, no one else here takes Medicaid and Medicare patients, especially on a new basis. Dynamic is set up as a rural health clinic, which means they can take pretty much everybody, John DiStefano said. The new clinic accepts any and all forms of insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare, TRICARE, HMOs and regular plans from any carrier in the area. For those without insurance, the new clinic hopes to start offering a sliding scale this summer, which usually means fees vary from free to a reduced cost using a sliding fee scale based on income, regardless of age and ability to pay. We want to help people get healthier, DiStefano said. That is our company philosophy. To set up an appointment, call 386-438-8391, or learn more at www.dynamichealthcenters.com .CLINICContinued from 1A Providence fire station project looses steamCounty funds being redirected to pave road and wind-proof, enlarge community centerBY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor Over the past several months at the Union County Commission meetings a debate has raged over if, and how, to build a fire station in Providence. At the January 21 meeting, Commissioner Wayne Smith doused the project for now, instead asking the board to approve directing those earmarked funds to pave a dirt road and make improvements to the community center. The latest issue facing a potential fire station is the challenge of manning it, which means that the majority of insurance companies will not lower rates for local homeowners without personnel being stationed there. So Smith wants to pursue other projects while that is being solved, if possible. (See related sidebar on EMS Director Chris Drum resigning.) However, there have been three house fires (one just past Columbia County line) and at least two brush fires in the area over the past couple of months activity much higher than usual. Ive got $76,825 in the general fund part for the fire station. Im working on a different source of getting that money now, Smith said, so Id like the boards permissionif they would grant meto take that $76,825 and pave a 1900-foot long road in Providence weve had a lot of major problems with. The paving of Northwest 45th Court will cost $31,667, Smith said. The road comes off the north side of S.R. 238, next to two Quonset huts (domedroofed buildings that look like military barracks). Smith would then have over $45,000, along with a $19,000 FEMA grant, to put toward improvements to the community center or clubhouse, as he calls it. I certainly dont have any problems with that if youve got replied Commissioner Morris Dobbs before being cut off by a question from Commissioner Karen Cossey. And then what if your money doesnt come through for the fire station? she asked Smith. Well I havent got enough money with that to build, Smith replied, plus, Ive done some investigating. If you dont man the fire station, its not eligible to get our insurance on our houses reduced. Its got to be a manned fire station. However, he admitted that not all insurance companies are that way, but the majority are. Clerk of Court Kellie Hendricks Connell then asked Smith what improvements he wanted to make to the community center. What Id like to do, is, weve got to spend this federal money towards wind load Smith said. While were doing it well take the patio off the front and bring that wall on out and make it bigger, and then re-hip it with shingles. He also wants to install insulated windows. The board approved Smiths plans. EMS Director Chris Drum resignsMany times during the debate over whether or not to build a fire station in Providence, EMS Director Chris Drum has been asked for his advice, who told commissioners at the Nov. 18 meeting that manning the fire station would be a challenge, and then explained why. Now things have gotten even more complicated since he recently resigned and has taken another position with a different organization, said Justin Stankiewicz, chief financial officer for the Clerk of Court. The commissioners will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m., to get the ball rolling on advertising/hiring for his replacement, and perhaps naming an interim director in the meantime, Stankiewicz said. During the November meeting, when the commissioners asked Drums input, he responded, If we want to build another station, Im all about it. It doesnt matter where it is. My professional recommendation would be to not do another thing like we did down in Worthington, and put it all the way down next to a border, because you eliminate half your coverage area. At the time he said that in regard to moving a truck, they would do what the majority of commissioners dictate. But currently, we cant even finance and keep the employees I have now, Drum told them. Ive spent thousands of dollars on training guys only to lose them in six-to-eight months to bigger services that do pay. Im constantly training32 people in the last three years. Commission Chairman Tallman responded, This is a constant budget struggle, and Mr. Smith has worked diligently on this budget. He has worked miracles when he works with the budget. Smith said finances had nothing to do with building a fire-rescue station because he and Dobbs got the $100,000 the New River Solid Waste Association, to which Drum responded, Up until todaythis is the first, now, that youre talking about rescue being moved out there, which is great, but how am I going to staff it? How am I going to move these guys over here? How am I going to give them fuel? How am I to get them supplies? Smith and Drum went back-andforth regarding having personnel to staff stations. Ive spent $285,000 in overtime, because I cant keep people, Drum said. And $277,000 in training. Why cant you keep them, Smith asked. Because we dont pay them anything, Drum responded. How am I supposed to help these people (in Providence) if I cant keep the people to help these people. Looks like Drum added himself to that list of emergency medical personnel leaving the county for greener pastures. Farmers market being soldEven last summer the Union County Farmers Market was dying down, as growers migrated to nearby Sprinkle Field and even Gainesville to find enough buyers for their fruits and vegetables. So the county is selling it. However, Sprinkle Field was closed to sellers a couple of weeks ago and may not reopen, which means there are few, if any, places for people to sell their produce here. The property was appraised at $155,000 with a caution from the appraiser that said it might be inflated because he had trouble finding local commercial comparables or comps. Justin Stankiewicz, chief financial officer for the Clerk of Court, said that the county purchased the land in 2003 for $32,000. The county will put the land and its pavilion up for bid.

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4A Union County Times Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMS)Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service at 10 a.m. 4900 NW 182nd Way Starke(Entrance to Conerly Estates on S.R. 16) (904) gslcstarke@aol.com Everyone W elcome!Childrens Church 10 a.m. (12 miles west of Lake Butler)386-755-4328 SMITH & SONS FEED AND SEED Fast Track store robber caughtOn Sunday, Feb. 2, around 8:20 p.m., the Union County Sheriffs Office received a report of a black male who had robbed the Fast Track Food Store located at 1200 E. Main St. in Lake Butler, across from CVS and Hardees. Apparently a black male came into the store wearing a dark hoodie type jacket and a black ski mask. The suspect was described as approximately 5-foot-10 with a slender build and in his early 20s, with short dreadlock style hair and wearing dirty faded blue jeans pants and a black or dark blue zip-up jacket with hood and red shoes. The suspect snatched the cash register and got into a brief struggle with the store clerk before fleeing the store on foot. Responding units established a perimeter and contacted a nearby Florida Highway Patrol unit for help in securing the scene, as well as Department of Corrections Reception and Medical Center K-9 Units for tracking. Testimony revealed that the suspect resembled a frequent customer of the Fast Track store that was in there early the same day. This person was identified by his nickname of Earl. Through leads and further testimony, UCSO units traced back to a suspect named Robert Stoutamire, 21a black male, residing in Lake Butler who goes by the nickname of Earl. Sheriffs office units received information on Stoutamires possible location at 715 W. Main St.the Lake Butler Apartments. Units surrounded the location where Stoutamire was seen hiding within. Stoutamire was then arrested for the following crimes: 1. ROBBERY 2nd Degree Felony without the use of a firearm; 2. PUBLIC ORDER CRIME 1st Degree Felony Committing a crime with a mask or hood; 3. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 3rd Degree Felony Property damage; 4. LARCENY 3rd Degree Felony. Quick response from responding units and investigators resulted in a quick capture for a very severe crime, stated Sheriff Brad Whitehead in a release. I am pleased no one was seriously injured in this robbery or in the capture of the suspect. This is a serious crime and will not be tolerated in Union County and we will see it is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Stoutamire is being held in the Union County Jail on a $70,000 bond. This incident is similar to a robbery last September at the Lake Butler Stop-N-Go up the street that also occurred on a Sunday. If anyone has any further information concerning this crime or any other crime, they are encouraged to contact UCSO at 386-496-2501 or First Coast Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8477) where you can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward. Stoutamire Dogs poisoned outside of WSBY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor The Union County Sheriffs Office completed its investigation of a case of animal poisoning that happened two weeks agoeight young Labrador Retrievers who died on a farm on the outskirts of Worthington Springs, some of which were puppies. Seven dogs were unharmed. Owner Kathy Todd took her dogs to a vet who determined they had been poisoned. She told Channel 4 News in Jacksonville that the dogs were eating some sort of shiny substance mixed in food that had a strong ammonia smell to it. When she found them, some of the dogs were already dead and others were slowly dying, walking around and vomiting along the way. She told the news station that even the veterinarian and his technician were affected by the odor of whatever the dogs had ingested. I told my husband (Tony) I hope this is the closest that we ever get to finding out what its like to have a family member murdered. Thats what it feels like, Kathy told the reporter. They were our babies. Tony said the poison could have killed his grandchildren, too, if they had found it in the yard. Now the case is in the hands of the state attorney, which is standard procedure. Weve completed our investigation; we turned it over to the state attorneys office, said Sheriff Brad Whitehead. Once they review the case then they determine if it merits further action arrest or whatnot. corner of LBMS, two taken to hospital Butler Elementary School and the Union County School Board. She Both drivers were transported to the North Florida Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The van was transporting three Department of Corrections inmates doing work for the county. None suffered injuries. traveling south on South Lake Avenue and stopped at the stop sign, but was hit by the left rear of the Saturn as it rotated clockwise after being hit by the van. He was not injured. Estimated damage to his truck and the van were each $2,500. The estimate for the car was $6,500.

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Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Union County Times 5A Reserve Grand Champion   ( Fanny May) was shown by Ashley Harris, middle, standing with Brenda Heberling, left. DAWN CORBETTINSURANCE AGENCY(904) 964-7707FREE Insurance Quotes No obligation...Call Today! is now located in the formerMaines Insurance BuildingGeorge Roberts Insurance25 East Main Street(Across from Union Co. Courthouse) TheVisit Our New Office!Call 386-496-2261or call 904-964-6305 to place all Classified Ads or Announcements, Special Events, and other related news.Vincent Alex Brown ~ Editor Cell 352-283-6312Serving Union County for over 102 years. UCT Legals 2/6/14 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 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 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 INTENTION TO REGIS TER FICTITIOUS NAME Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the undersigned, George William Johns, 20298 SE 82nd Path, Lake Butler, FL 32054, sole owner, doing business under the firm name of: G. W. Johns. 20298 SE 82nd Path, Lake Butler, FL 32054, intends to register said fictitious name under the afore said statute. Dated this 30th day of January, 2014, in Union County. 2/6 1tchg-UCT Legals 4-H Growers & Showers first goat showar-SA had its very first goat show. The show was held at the Union County High School agriculture barn. They had an excellent turnout with six Clover The judge was Brenda Heberling from Levy County. She was able to work hands-on with each and every one of the Clover Buds. Heberling demonstrated to them on how to hold and present their goats to the the order she thought was best. First place was Ashley Harris, second was Lake Harris, third Kendall Jeffers and fourth was Hunter Williams. In the overall category the judge handpicked a Grand Champion goat and a Reserve Grand Champion goat. The Grand Champion (Hannah) was shown by Karli Jenkins and the Reserve Grand Champion   ( Fanny May) was shown by Ashley Harris. All together they had an exciting time and it was a great learning experience. All of the exhibitors said they would be back next year.   Special thanks to Mr. Phillip and Kristi Williams, Growers & Showers assistant, and Jimmy Tallman, Union County Commission chairman, Orton, Hunter Williams being coached by Brenda Heberling.

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6A Union County Times Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 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 Career shadowing opportunity leaves student impressedBY GARRETT NORMAN FBLA Junior, UCHS On Monday, Feb. 3, in celebration of the Future Business Leaders of America Groundhog Job Shadow Day, I attended the office of Vincent Alex Brown, editor of the Union County Times, to learn about the hard work that goes into making the publication for the county. The experience has broadened my knowledge of newspaper publishing. As a junior at Union County High School, I have been really impressed that so much work has to be done on a weekly basis on a publication for the smallest county in the state of Florida. Theres literally so much stuff that has to be done, sometimes making an editor work into the wee hours of the morningfrom trying to organize photos for the articles, rewording the articles, making headlines big enough to catch readers eyes but not allowing the headlines to intervene with other smaller articles and also placing ads. In my eyes, it looks like it would be very stressful sometimes. For someone that really loves journalism, it looks like it would be very enjoyable, however. Im thankful that I was given this opportunity to broaden my knowledge of the many different careers that can be found all over, especially in small and lovely Union County. Norman learned how the Union County Times is put together each week, then wrote an article describing his experience as part of Follow us on Facebook for highlights, mid-week updates and breaking news at www.facebook.com/ unioncountytimes School North Florida Honor Bands perform at UCHSThe annual North Florida Honor Bands performed at both the middle and high school bands. Some schools rehearse on their own throughout the coming weeks and then the respective clinician joins the middle or high school honor band for the last two days to prepare the selected pieces for the concert. School North Florida Honor Band. Students selected from Lake Butler Middle School, under the direction of Dirk Schmidt, were Emily White and Breana McCurry on clarinet, Kiana Paytee on alto saxophone, Ty Hardin on baritone saxophone, Sidney Johnson and Jonathan Schmidt on trumpet, Naomi Murray on French horn, Brooks Black on trombone, Amelia Rigano on baritone, Nate Hobson on tuba and Tyree McDonald percussion. School. BOTTOM LEFT: Tyree McDonald on percussion, Lake Butler Middle School. BOTTOM RIGHT: Alexander Kaminsky, director of Students selected from Union County High School, under the direction of Kelly Dorsey, were Mariah Michael Riggs, Ridge Smith and William Brown on percussion.

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5 BHS wrestlers moving on to regionals Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake RegionFEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL 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 Bradford High School wrestlers (l-r) Clay Hicks, Brandon Funderburk, J.T. Griffis, Jarraid Forsyth, Shayne Kahakua-Lodivero and Blake Addison are pictured with coach Chris Adams. Funderburk, Griffis, Forsyth, Kahakua-Lodivero and Addison earned the right to participate in regional competition. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Five Bradford High School wrestlers earned the right to compete at the regional level after their performances at the District 4-1A meet, which was held at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville last weekend. Those five wrestlers performances equated to a fourth-place finish in the team standings. Bradford finished with 98 points behind Bishop Kenny (164.5), Bolles (151.5) and University Christian (136). They were bound and determined to make a mark, Bradford coach Chris Adams said. Three Bradford wrestlers See DISTRICT, 3B BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Are you confused about Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum plans or advanced premium tax credits? Maybe youve never had health insurance and are unsure about such terminology as deductibles and out-ofpocket expenses. Debbie Allen and Staci Griffis are here to help you with your questions about the Affordable Care Act and to help you with your Marketplace application. They are certified application counselors through New River Community Health Care Inc. and have offices at the health departments in Bradford and Union counties. Griffis said she and Allen are not to be confused with navigators, whose efforts are more in the vein of community outreach. Though Griffis and Allen do participate in outreach efforts, their grant-funded counselor positions were created to give people one-on-one help. Were here with all your answers and can help you get through it, Griffis said. Perhaps you attempted to create a Marketplace account via the website HealthCare.gov when it first went online. As you know from experience or most likely heard, the website had quite a few glitches and was unable to handle the traffic at its onset. If you unsuccessfully created an account or partially created one, Griffis and Allen can help you now do so successfully. Plus, it really doesnt take that long. The benefits of coming (to see us) is the fact the website is fully functional, Griffis said. It takes about 20 minutes to complete the application. Of course, you can create an account yourself, but Griffis said people may not properly factor in any of the help they may be eligible for in the form of advanced premium tax credits or cost-sharing reductions. Plus, sometimes its just easier to understand when someone goes through the process with you. You can hear the term advanced premium tax credit, but its easier to be able to show them on the screen, Griffis said. Some people have been surprised to see how much insurance they can actually get for their dollars, no matter what their views of the Affordable Care Act are. Griffis said the latest numbers revealed that 83 percent of Floridians choosing plans through the Marketplace qualified for financial assistance of some sort. It has a lot of positive to it, Allen said. People dont necessarily hear that, but once they come and they sit one on one, we can educate them. They see it through the systems themselves. They see that it really benefits them. At first, Griffis said most of the people she counseled were those who received letters that their current policies were being Counselors are here to help with Health Insurance Marketplace questions and guide you through the Health Insurance Marketplace and HealthCare.gov at the Bradford County and Union County health departments. canceled. She cited one example, though, in which things worked out for the better. I had one gentleman who was See HEALTH, 8B

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The fourth annual Santa Fe College Miss Bradford Fest will take place Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Bradford High School audi torium at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, with children 3 and under admitted for free. Proceeds will help fund Santa Fe College scholarships for Bradford County students. 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.) Little Miss contestants are: Lily Barksdale, the 4-yearold daughter of Matt and Bran dyn Barksdale. She is sponsored by her parents, brother, Baba and Neena. Kenslee Phillips, a Keystone Heights Elementary School student who is the 6-year-old daughter of Dwayne and Krystie Phillips. She is sponsored by Charnelle Whittemore Realty and Apex Home Health Care. Junior Miss contestants are: Jaelyn Jackson, a sixthgrade student at Cornerstone Academy and the 12-year-old daughter of Britt and Jejetta Jackson. She is sponsored by Community State Bank of Starke. Muskaan Patel, a sixthgrade student at Bradford Middle School and the 10-year-old daughter of Rocky and Smita Patel. She is sponsored by Best Western Starke and Americas Best Value Inn. Simran Patel an eighthgrade student at Bradford Middle School and the 12-year-old daughter of Rocky and Smita Patel. She is sponsored by Best Western Starke and Americas Best Value Inn. Teen Miss contestants are: Bethany Bryan, an eighthgrade student at Bradford Middle School and the 13-year-old daughter of Glenda Wheeler. She is sponsored by Ideas on Hold, Capital City Bank and Starke Golf and Country Club. Ashley Harris, an eighthgrade student at Lake Butler Middle School and the 13-yearold daughter of David and Donna Harris. She is sponsored by The Shoppes at Thompson Street. Caitlain Morgan, a seventhgrade student at Northside Christian Academy and the 13-yearold daughter of Roy Morgan and Frances Barber. She is sponsored by her father. Ronda McCormick, a junior at Bradford High School and the 16-year-old daughter of Ronald and Tammy McCormick. She is sponsored by Pritchett Trucking. Miss contestants are: Kelsey Harrison, a student at Florida Gateway College and the 18-year-old daughter 2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, F eb. 6, 2014 Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* CLOSED MON & TUES SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 Starts Friday, Feb. 7 Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri, 7:05, 9:05 Sat, 5:05, 7:05, 9:05 Sun, 5:05, 7:05 Wed Thurs, 7:30EXPENDABLESNow Showing PG-13 Kevin Hart inFri, 7:00, 9:10 Sat, 4:50, 7:00, 9:10 Sun, 4:50, 7:00 Wed Thurs, 7:15 PGLiam Neeson in The Lego Movie Ride Along received her family medicine training from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York City and her fellowship training in geriatric medicine from the VA Medical Center in Gainesville. She received her medical degree from Terna Medical College, Navi Mumbai, India. Dr. Gupta will be joining the staff of facilities in Starke every Tuesday, Williston each Monday & Thursday, and Gainesville on Wednesday & Friday. Dr. Guptas husband is attending the University of Florida with a Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology & Pediatrics ICU. The joy in the doctors lives is their toddler son. They are making their home in Gainesville, for hopefully a very long time! There is aNew Doc in Town!Were pleased to welcome to our staff! Complete Care. Close To Home Maegan Robinson Daisy Pyle Kelsey Harrison Ronda McCormick Lily Barksdale Kenslee Phillips Jaelyn Jackson Muskaan Patel Simran Patel Bethany Bryan Ashley Harris Caitlain Morgan12 to compete in Feb. 8 Miss Bradford Festof Richard and Tammy Harrison. She is sponsored by Royal Homes. Daisy Pyle, a high school senior who is dual-enrolled at Santa Fe College. She is spon sored by Mosley Tire, Gator II, Farm Supply, Starke Auto Repair and the Pyle Family. Maegan Robinson, a Vir ginia College student and the 20-year-old daughter of Mike and Amy Robinson. She is sponsored by her grandparents. Vendor applications are now being accepted through the end of February for the Bradford County Fair, which is scheduled for March 11-16. (The side gates of the livestock barn will be open on March 8 for the annual 4-H goat show.) Vendors can apply online by visiting www. bradfordcountyfair.net Rabbit and poultry entries will be accepted on March 8, while home division and arts and crafts entries will be accepted March 10 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The theme of this years fair is Bradford Big Top. Circus-type shows will be held twice daily and three times on Saturday on the midway. This years fair also features a new midway provided by Deggeller Attractions, which also provides the midway for the Clay County Fair. For more information on the fair, please visit the aforementioned website.Important info for Bradford Co. Fair...Register to be honored at Boy Scouts dinnerLennard Register will be presented with the first-ever Distinguished Citizen Award from Starke at the Boy Scouts of Americas American Values Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the National Guard armory on Edwards Road in Starke. Casey Jones will be the events keynote speaker. Jones was a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River in New York on Jan. 15, 2009. A social is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. 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.

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won the championships of their respective weight classes: Shayne Kahakua-Lodivero in the 106 class, J.T. Griffis in the 113 class and Jarrai Forsyth in the 160 class. It was a relatively quick tournament for KahakuaLodivero, who pinned Bishop Kennys Ryan Timmons in 48 seconds in the 106 finals. The result was similar to all his other matches in the tournament pins that took little time. He probably spent no more than a minute and a half total on the mat, Adams said, adding, He was just going out there with a mission. Kahakua-Lodivero, a sophomore, improved to 27-7 on the year. Boasting a similar record is teammate Griffis, a sophomore who is 32-4. All four of Griffis losses have come against opponents who are ranked in the state. Griffis, who placed third at last years district meet, was one match away from the state finals last year. Adams said, I have high expectations hell place this year. A 12-9 win over Duval Charters Daniel Porter propelled Griffis one step closer to state. Griffis, who pinned all of his opponents leading up to the final match, has more heart than any wrestler hes ever seen, Adams said. The coach described Griffis as someone who makes no excuses for what goes wrong in a match. He merely watches video afterward and then does what he needs to do to fix it. I have high expectations hell place (at state) this year, Adams said. Forsyth is no stranger to the stage at state. The senior has qualified the last two years, so its probably no surprise that he seems to be on his way to a third appearance. His first step was winning the District 4 championship in the 160 class by pinning University Christians Daniel Folkner in 4:20. It was Forsyths third straight district championship. Hes handled expectations well, Adams said of Forsyth, who is 33-0 and seeded second at the state level in his weight class. Forsyth has a tough matchup waiting for him at the regional meet in Suwannees Shawn Brown, who is seeded number one in the state. However, Forsyth sounds as if hes not going to let anyone stand in his way of getting back to state. He had a disappointing showing last year due to illness and is determined to win it all this year. Adams said thats what Forsyth has been telling him every day. Joining the three district champions at the Region 1 meet, which will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, at Jacksonvilles Bishop Snyder High School, are Brandon Funderburk and Blake Addison. Each placed third in his respective weight class. Funderburk, a senior who is 28-7, defeated Florida Deaf and Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B NOEGELS AUTO SALES, INC. 1018 N. Temple Ave., Starke, FL 32091 904-964-6461*Plus tag fee, WACwww.noegels.com ONL Y $900 DOWN $1 200DOWN $899DOWN $1500 DOWN $1299DOWN $1200DOWN ONL Y $999 DOWN $999DOWN PRICE REDUCED (904) 964-7555134 East Call Street Starke, FL Its Tax Time! 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Addison, who had two additional pins leading up to the consolation finals, has been good at soaking up everything he needs to know during his first year of wrestling. Adams said if Addison sticks with the sport, hell eventually be a state champion. Who makes it to this years state finals remains to be seen, but as you can probably tell, their coach has the utmost confidence in their abilities. They have his admiration as well. I love these boys with all my heart, Adams said. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School got the rematch it wanted, but in the end, it was Eastside coming out victorious again as Tyler Miller-Jones scored a pair of second-half goals in an approximate three-minute span to lift the host Rams to a 2-1 win over the Indians in a Class 2A boys soccer regional semifinal match on Feb. 4. We played well enough to win, Keystone head coach Trevor Waters said. It just didnt happen. Keystone (22-4-2) lost 1-0 to Eastside in the District 5 championship match, but the Indians went on the road and defeated Mount Dora 3-1 in the regional quarterfinals to return to Citizens Field and get another shot at the Rams. Miller-Jones, who scored the lone goal in the District 5 championship match, fired off a rocket of a shot after the firsthalf water break, but Keystone goalie Eric Wood was able to make a save. Approximately eight minutes later, the Indians Nacho Grimaldo passed the ball downfield to Wyatt Graziano, who launched a shot over the challenging goalie to put Keystone up 1-0. That would be the only score for the Indians, who were playing their second straight match without leading scorer Cory Hedding, who was out with a foot injury. Not an excuse, Waters said. Eastside played very well tonight. In the 57th and 60th minutes, Miller-Jones misfired on a couple of shot attempts. However, he found the mark in the 61st minute to tie the score before adding another goal in the 64th minute. Hes just a superstar, Waters said of Miller-Jones. He can play anywhere. Hes the fastest kid Ive ever seen play high school soccer in this area. Waters said he was proud of his teams effortnot just against Eastside, but also in the quarterfinals against Mount Dora. When you lose in the district finals, its very disappointing to the whole team, Waters said. Its very hard to come back and win that next game. Its so much easier if you win the finals. Then you come back, and youre on top of the world. This team showed me such great heart. Eastside (20-6) will host Bishop Moore for the Region 2 championship on Friday, Feb. 7. Visit www.starkejournal. com to view more photos. (Membership required.)Hawkins goals lift KHHS in quarterfinalsZach Hawkins scored all three goals in Keystones 3-1 win over host Mount Dora in the Class 2A boys soccer regional quarterfinals on Jan. 30. Hawkins moved from his outside mid position to take the injured Heddings striker position. He produced, scoring off of assists from Juan Grimaldo (2) and Shaw Fuller. It was the Indians first regional quarterfinal win since 2008. between two Eastside players. Juan Grimaldo (right) kicks 2-1 loss in the Class 2A regional Grimaldo had two assists in the matcha 3-1 over Mount Dora. Wyatt Graziano scored goal in the loss to Eastside. The Indians were making their in the regional 2008.

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Sullivan, Newmans to wed in MarchDear Editor: One thing is increasingly clear about elections these days voters overwhelmingly dislike negative campaigning and are troubled by its widespread use. In the Monitor two weeks ago, Keystone Vice Mayor Tony Brown kicked off his campaign for mayor by opening with a negative personal attack on his opponent, incumbent Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth. Brown stated his negative remarks and then closed by making the claim he was going to run a positive campaign. Well, it is already too late for that. Candidates should carefully consider that when negative campaigning aims at something outside what voters consider to be relevant and fair, the effect is likely to be just the opposite of what was intended. At the end of the day, a strong record of accomplishment is more important than negative remarks, and voters will be the final judges of what is fair and relevant in a political campaign. Terry Brant   Melrose 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, F eb. 6, 2014 CRIME DOESNT PAYBUT WE DO!REWARDS UP TO $3,000 CRIME DOESNT PAYBUT WE DO!P AID FOR BY THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE CRIME STOPPERS TRUST FUNDREWARDS UP TO $3,000R EMAIN ANONYMOUSCALL TOLL FREE S TOPPE RSSubmit a TIP ON-LINE at: www.F CCrimeStoppers.com Commercial Residential Fleets Autogas Farms Industry Piping for NewConstruction or Home Remodeling Most Major Brands Factory Trained4031 S.W. SR 121 Lake Butler, FL 32054 WilliamsLPGas.com wlpgas@windstream.net(386) 496-3725 www. CaptainsPartyRentals .com Bounce Houses Water Slides Dunk Tanks Trackless Train 904-364-6128 Dear Editor: The headline in last weeks edition saddened me.   I found it puzzling that a personal matter should need to be discussed in such a public place, especially when I had no input in the article, given the fact that the editor phoned at 7:30 p.m. on Monday evening and, receiving no return call, published anyway.   The events described therein arent necessarily truthful. It has been my pleasure to serve as the manager of the Keystone Heights Farmers Market for these last four years. I want to thank the city and the community for the opportunity to do so. It has been a wonderful experience. I have met a great group of people in the vendors and the public. The market has been successful because of Former farmers market manager says experience was a pleasure Dwell on accomplishments, not negativityto even deserve that title I must attempt to conserve what made America America. Hence, this little article. Historically, the words American and patriot were synonymous. Most without even thinking about it much and many would not have been able to express it with such eloquence, assented in heart with the words of Carl Schurz, My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. Today, however, we sheepishly allow a man on the world stage to apologize for being the greatest nation in the history of the world. Sure, we got some things wrong, but weve gotten a hell of a lot more right than all other nations combined. Our Greatest Generation saved most of the other nations and asked nothing in return; simply because it was the right thing to do. I apologize to my father, who was a part of those valiant men and women and died in 1970 by his own hand. In hindsight, I can see now that he suffered many years with what did not have a term then, post-traumatic stress disorder. Even though I have served in the military, I have not done enough to honor that generation of patriots or the ones before. My title question asks, where did all the Americans go? With the exception of the men and women who enlisted after Sept. 11, 2001, and only because, collectively, we will never know their names, and those four highly trained heroes in Benghazi, the last four average American patriots died on flight 93. Four men, all different, one Christian, one gay, one CEO and one Jewish, but all American, made the decision that if they were going to die or others on the ground were going to die, then it would be while on their feet fighting. We will never know for sure if they took the plane into the ground or the hijackers, getting their asses kicked, took it down, but we do know Muhammads dupes werent planning on an open field. After that day there was a surge of patriotism in America, but it was quickly squelched from the inside as the PC police, in the name of tolerance, told everyone that not all Muslims are terrorists. However well meaning this may have been, it defied the logic of no, but all the terrorists are Muslim, and the rest condone the actions with their deafening silence. Dear Editor: I confess I did not watch the State of The Union address (on Jan. 28). I couldnt stand to watch the dog return to its vomit again. For five long years we have watched this man spew his anti-American, treasonous vitriol, and, amazingly, we have allowed it to continue. Never mind if you call yourself Republican, Democrat, conservative, liberal, Christian, atheist, gay or straight; I believe, when asked our nationality, most say with some pride, American. But are we still? Francis Scott Key said America is the land of the free and the home of the brave, and we were when he penned those words. Men had sacrificed everything they had, including their lives, to form this country, and Mr. Key wrote those words after watching men again sacrifice to maintain it in 1814. These men all were patriots, and we were all taught in civics and history class, until recently, that to be patriotic was a good thing, that the Tea Party was a good thing. Yet today, those who attempt to identify with our forefathers with these terms are vilified. What is even more astounding is that many Americans dont even go as far as to call themselves such out of fear of nothing more than negative labels and rhetoric. Its just as well. If that is all it takes to stop you, then youre not up to the task of being a patriot. I have been no better. Ive simply called myself conservative, but Where did all the Americans go?Wendy Ann Sullivan of Starke and Gordon Newmans of Hampton announce their wedding. Wendy is the daughter of Ed and Janie Sullivan of Starke. She graduated from Bradford High School in 1985 and is a member of Madison Street Baptist Church. She is employed by the City of Starke. Gordon is the son of Don and Treva Newmans of Starke. He graduated from Bradford High School in 1980 and is a member of the Madison Street Baptist Church. He is employed by Dupont. The wedding is scheduled for March 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm at the Madison Street Baptist Church, where the reception will also be held. Family and friends are invited. I nt ernet C af e Hwy 301 S. Star keAcross from KOA904-964-3350 Sweepstakes Amusement Parlor 6pm to Midnight Socials Letters editor@bctelegraph.com Gordon Newmans and Wendy SullivanTolerance, then, became the mantra. It became hip. It became cool. Once it became cool to illogically tolerate such a selfdefeating idea as to embrace people whose single passion is your destruction, the door was open; you must tolerate everything. And you must have that label of being tolerant. Without it, you cant get a job, youre socially shunned, your life is ruined without the beasts mark of tolerance. Then along comes a man from the shadows. A man of whom little was known. Oh, but he was a senator, some argue. A senator whose voting record stuck pretty close to safe issues; things that wouldnt draw attention. A man who spoke words of encouragement. Who promised openness and clarity while sealing all his past from view and answering direct questions with obfuscation. No matter how illogical it was to support such an unknown entity as this man was, it did not matter. The trap had been set. He was half black, and you had to be tolerant. So, here we sit, being tolerant sheep while he and his ilk destroy the Constitution and, with it, your freedom. Once the Constitution falls, America is gone. The Constitution is the heart of what we are; a constitutional republic. We were not designed to be a democracy, a majority ruled form of government, for two reasons: The majority is not always right (i.e., Jim Crow) and, as Rome discovered and now us, the majority soon figures out ways to vote themselves your stuff. This is not an American ideal. An American ideal is, Im responsible for me and mine, you are responsible for you and yours, and once weve taken care of that, well get together on our own to help each other; not waiting for someone to do it for you. It does not take a village to raise a child, it takes parents. The village is a cop-out way to get you to believe its society and the governments job to take care of you and yours. Where are all the Americans like Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham, Tom Burnett and Jeremy Glick, who when seeing that un-American idealists have taken over the plane and are hell bent on crashing that plane into your very way of life, stand up and decide were taking these bastards out and say, Lets roll? If I am wrong and all patriots are not gone, I leave you with a word of warning from the past, but this time the enemy is within: It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, peace, but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!Patrick Henry Thomas Rice Lawtey them. The vendors are some of the most creative, caring and committed people I have met, and, at the market, I have really come to know the wonderful people that live in the Lake Region. I will remain at the market as a vendor with my own business. I fully support the market and the city of Keystone Heights as it continues to operate the market. The market has an important role to play in the community. I hope you will continue to come to the market and visit me now that I will have more time to talk. Thank you for all your support and friendship. Love and best wishes, Cheryl Owen

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The District 5-4A boys basketball tournament, which is Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B Jo es Tires 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) 964-(8473) BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Despite a 14-0 run that began late in the third quarter, the Bradford High School girls basketball team could not overtake Santa Fe, losing 54-42 in the semifinals of the District 5-4A tournament on Jan. 30 at P.K. Yonge in Gainesville. Bradford (13-12) was the only area team to advance beyond the first round of districts, with Keystone Heights losing 40-33 to Fort White in the quarterfinals of the District 5 tournament and Union County losing 52-32 to Dixie County in the quarterfinals of the District 7-1A tournament. Tracey Kemp scored nine of her team-high 15 points in the second half. She had four points, a steal and two assists during the 14-0 run that pulled the Tornadoes to within 43-39. Santa Fe, though, was able to maintain a lead it held since early in the first quarter thanks to five points from Dymeria Clayton No area girls teams make regionals after 54-42 BHS lossUnion County High School is hosting this years District 7-1A tournament, which began this past Tuesday with Dixie County defeating Newberry 59-44. Dixie will now play top seed Chiefland on Friday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. Third seed Union will play second seed Williston at 7:30 p.m. The championship game is set for Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m .BHS boys advance, KHHS season ends Tigers play district game Feb. 7and seven consecutive turnovers by Bradford late in the game. The Tornadoes, who were attempting to earn their third regional playoff appearance in four years, got off to a good start, with Kemp grabbing a defensive rebound and going the distance for the games first points. Mackenzie Gault took a pass from Nyasia Davis and scored on Meghan Woods (right) puts up a shot in the lane for Bradford. being hosted by Bradford High School, began this past Tuesday, with Bradford defeating Interlachen 47-44 and Keystone Heights losing 76-37 to Santa Fe. Two semifinal games will be played Friday, Feb. 7, with second seed P.K. Yonge playing third seed Santa Fe at 6 p.m. and fourth seed Bradford playing top seed Fort White at 7:30 p.m. The championship game will be Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. a layup to put Bradford up 4-0. After Bradford went up 5-3 on a free throw by Davis, the Raiders scored 13 of the games next 15 points to go into the second quarter up 16-7. Santa Fe benefited from the play of Tasha Robinson, who made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points in the first quarter. Santa Fe built a 23-11 lead, but the Tornadoes were able to pull within five. Kemp had two straight baskets, hitting a pull-up jumper after her own steal and later sinking a floater in the lane. Davis had a layup off of a Kemp inbounds pass, while Keshanna Ardley had a free throw to make the score 23-18. The Raiders increased their lead again and would go into the half up by 10 when Aprella Ford made a 3-pointer off of an inbounds pass as time expired. Bradford trailed by 18 when Faith Anderson was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 31 seconds left in the third quarter. Anderson made all three free throws to make the score 43-28. Ardley knocked down a 3-pointer after a steal by Kemp before Kemp scored on a drive to the basket as the Tornadoes closed the quarter with eight straight points. Gault, with an assist from Kemp, scored on a layup before Kemp added a layup of her own in transition to pull Bradford to within 43-37. A layup by Davisset up by Kemps drive into the lanemade it a fourpoint game. The Tornadoes could get no closer. Santa Fe doubled its lead before Bradford committed turnovers on seven straight trips down the floor in the final 2:30. Davis finished the game with 13 points while Ardley and Gault had five and four, respectively. Anderson had three points, while Danique Hudson had two. Santa Fe would go on to lose 56-50 to P.K. Yonge in the Feb. 1 championship game. Visit www.starkejournal. com to view more photos. (Membership required.)BHS advanced with easy quarterfinal winBradford put itself into the district semifinals with a 62-33 win over Interlachen in a Jan. 28 quarterfinal game. The Tornadoes, who outscored the Rams 22-1 in the opening quarter, got a game-high 18 points from Kemp, while Davis poured in 15 points. Meghan Woods and Hudson scored eight and seven points, respectively, while Ardley had six. Gault added four points, while Anderson and Zahriah Collins each had two. Nyasia Davis works underneath the basket. Tracey Kemp (left) looks to dribble past Robinson in the

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6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 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 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! The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: BradfordThomas Gerald Alderman, 52, of Hampton was arrested Jan. 31 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana. Vincent Banville, 55, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 1 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Jonathan Tyrone Bass, 31, was arrested Feb. 1 by Starke police for battery and aggravated battery. Accoring to the incident report, the charges stem from an early November attack on neighbors after Bass and his girlfriend were asked to keep the noise down at their home. According to the report, Bass and Jeannetta Merriweather came over, and Bass started attacking the male victim. While the men were engaged outside, Merriweather kicked the front door open, and started attacking the female neighbor after throwing a child out of the way. Both males entered the house, and fighting ensued until Bass and his girlfriend fled the home. Police were not able to locate the two suspects that day, so warrant affidavits (sworn complaints) were forwarded to the State Attorneys Office for the charges. A warrant was issued for Merriweathers arrest at the end of December, and she was arrested Dec. 31. The warrant for Bass was issued several weeks later and he was arrested Feb. 1 with bond set at $60,000. Shamal Ike Battice, 28, of Ocala was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for grand theft auto and driving while license suspended or revoked. According to the arrest report, the Sheriffs Office received a BOLO for a stolen vehicle from Marion County that day, and while on patrol, received a call from the Hampton BP station that someone was panhandling for gas money. The description of the person and the vehicle matched the Marion County BOLO, but when deputies arrived, the suspect had left the store. A short time later Battice was spotted at Edwards Grocery on S.R. 100 in the 2009 Pontiac G6 and arrested. Battice apparently stole the vehicle from a car dealership in Ocala, according to a report in the Gainesville Sun. The Sun story said Battice, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, asked a salesman if he could look and sit in the Pontiac that was on the lot. The salesman assisted him into the vehicle, and then Battice locked the door and started the vehicle and drove away. Deputies in Marion and Alachua counties chased Battice, but decided to stop at their respective county lines and notify Bradford and other counties with the BOLO. Bond was set at $15,000. Thomas Albert Baugess, 24, of Starke, and Albert Cornelious Baugess, 45, of Starke were arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies and charged with battery. According to the arrest report, the father and son got into a verbal and physical argument with each other, with police called by another family member. Jajuan Akeem Biggiers, 26, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 31 by Starke police for three charges of possession of marijuana, two charges of selling marijuana, two charges of public nuisance crimes-storing drugs and for possession of drug equipment. According to the arrest report, the SPD Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant for an apartment in Whispering Oaks in reference to an active narcotics investigation. Biggiers was inside the apartment along with several other people. Inside the apartment, police discovered the drugs, drug equipment and paraphernalia, and various amounts of cash and computer equipment. Bond for Biggiers was set at $35,000. Also arrested was Stevie Desue, 24, of Starke for giving false information to a law enforcement officer during an investigation. According to the report, Desue first told police his name was Floyd Barnes, until officers found a wallet in the apartment with ID showing his real name. Bond was set at $2,000 for Desue. The third person in the apartment could be facing charges at a later date through the State Attorneys Office. Latonya Nathalee Brown, 38, of Starke was arrested Jan. 28 by Starke police on a warrant for two charges of possession of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a specified area-school and for two charges of selling crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a specified area-school. Bond was set at $80,000. Elizabeth Kasey Croft, 20, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 30 by Starke police on an out-ofcounty warrant from St. Johns County for probation violation. Kevin Roy Eldridge, 24, of Starke was arrested Feb. 1 by Starke police for contempt of court. Deseree Jacqueline Evans, 30, of Starke was arrested Jan. 31 by Starke police for probation violation. Allegra Cashun George, 39, of Starke was arrested Jan. 28 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine and distribution of cocaine. Bond was set at $15,000. Anthony Glenn Gravely, 62, of Starke was arrested Feb. 1 by Bradford deputies for disorderly intoxication. Bond was set at $2,000. Michael Wilson Hall, 52, of Starke was arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Nicholas Gray Harrison, 28, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 28 by Starke police for probation violation. Bond was set at $1,000. Donald Joe Herndon, 30, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Jeremy Alan Hicks, 35, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for sexual assault. Bond was set at $100,000. Aaron Harris Holley, 34, of Starke was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine, marijuana, opium or a derivative, drug equipment and resisting an officer. According to the arrest report, Holley was at a residence in Lincoln City when agents with the drug task force went to the home to conduct surveillance due to complaints of possible drug activity. When they arrived, the front door was open, and as agents approached the front door, Holley fled out the back door before being apprehended on foot. In the home, agents observed various drugs and drug equipment, and obtained a search warrant to gather evidence. Holleys bond was set at $20,000. Mary Katherine Horsley, 40, of Starke was arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence and driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $4,000. Horsley was also arrested Jan. 31 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Gary Frank Horsley, 33, of New Port Richey was arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and felony larceny-grand theft. He was also arrested for failure to appear. According to the offense report, Horsley was involved in the theft of several items from a Bradford County residence at the end of July 2013. The items included a trailer with a Ford motor on it, two toolboxes and a Ford transmission. Some of the items ended up at Guide Metals on U.S. 301 north of Starke and sold for scrap metal. From video footage and records from Guide Metals, investigators were able to determine there were several people involved in selling the stolen items. Warrants for their arrests were issued, and Horsley was located Sunday during a traffic stop and arrested. Bond was set at $24,000. Earl Johnson, 21, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 28 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Carlos Leonard Jones, 20, of Starke was arrested Jan. 31 by Starke police on a warrant for larceny and fraud. According to the arrest report, Jones attempted to cash a fraudulent cashiers check from a credit union in Texas for $1,975 at a local convenience store in Starke last November. When the clerk called the credit union to verify the check, Jones left the store. Police were able to identify Jones from video surveillance from the store, but were unable to locate him at the time. Charles Edward Lee, 50, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Marion Tyrone Lee, 57, of Starke was arrested Feb. 3 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of prescription drugs and two charges of possession of opium or derivative, possession of marijuana, all charges with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver. According to the arrest report, Lee was arrested at the Keystone Heights BP on S.R. 100, and a search of him and his vehicle turned up $248 in cash, approximately 9.1 grams of marijuana and several pill bottles with Oxycontin, Oxycodone and Morphine Sulfate in them. Bond was set at $225,000. Bryant Steven Malcolm, 36, of Jacksonville was arrested Feb. 3 by Bradford deputies for felony probation violation. Austin Clarence Parkinson, 40, of Port Charlotte was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant. Bond was set at $765. William Levator Ryles, 30, of Gainesville was arrested Feb. 3 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. David Carlton Starnes, 40, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 31 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence. Bond was set at $75,000. Shantel Monique Sylvester, 32, of Starke was arrested Jan. 28 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Amber Briann Terrell, 28, of Raiford was arrested Jan. 31 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Regina Levise Tisdale, 39, of Lawtey was arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $1,000. Amelia Dawn Wilkison, 24, of Starke was arrested Jan. 31 by Starke police for shoplifting. According to the arrest report, Wilkison was at the Family Dollar in Starke when she was observed by the manager removing tweezers and brownie packages from shelves and walking to the back of the store. She then went to the front of the store to leave, but the manager detained her and asked where she had put the tweezers. Wilkison said she put them on the shelf near the brownies, but when they walked to that part of the store, the manager observed her removing the tweezers from her jacket and placing them on the shelf. The police were called, and a box of brownie mix was also found in Wilkisons pants during her arrest. Bond was set at $500. Bryan Keith Williams, 24, of Starke was arrested Jan. 30 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Stephen David Wolfe, 42, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 28 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500.Keystone/Melrose Bobby Ray Channell, 39, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 31 by Putnam deputies for a probation violation. Zackery Holman, 18, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 2 by Clay deputies for possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. William Jackson, 59, of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 3 by Clay deputies for DUI. Marcus McDaniel, 27, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 30 by Putnam deputies for sexual battery. Donald Shadd, 31 of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 1 by Clay deputies for possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana.UnionBrandi Michael Norsworthy, 33, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 28 by Union deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Christina Mae StalnakerRobinson, 29, of Lake City was arrested Jan. 29 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, StalnakerRobinson got into a verbal and physical altercation with her boyfriend at a home on West C.R. 18 in Union County. She left the home and was walking toward Columbia County on C.R. 18 when the boyfriend came in his vehicle to bring her back. She began to hit, shove and slap him again on the side of the road, so he left without her. She was then picked up later by a deputy after UCSO was called and returned to the home before being charged with battery. Three juveniles, ages 13, 15 and 17, were arrested Jan. 28 by Union deputies and charged with burglary, larceny and petit theft. According to the arrest reports, the juveniles broke into several vehicles in January in Lake Butler and stole various items, including cash, a Walmart gift card and an iPad. A fourth juvenile, age 14, was arrested Jan. 28 for failure to appear, and apparently was involved with the vehicle break-ins, too.Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union t Crime t

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Prior to retirement, Mr. Maxwell had owned and operated Maxwell Insurance Agency in Jacksonville and had been very active with the Gideons International. He was a longtime resident of Keystone Heights and member of the Keystone Heights First Baptist Church prior to moving to Jacksonville where he attended The Jacksonville Assembly Church. Mr. Maxwell is preceded in death by his first wife, Jeane. Survivors are: his wife of 20 years, Misty (Thompson) of Jacksonville; one daughter, Sharon Maxwell (Tim) Hill of Raleigh, N.C.; one son, Mark (Lori) Maxwell of Keystone Heights; one step daughter, Alyssa (Brandon) McElroy of Jacksonville; and nine grandchildren, Morgan, Madyson, Miriah, Sawyer, Sharidan, Alice, Ava, Anna, and Ariel. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Jacksonville Assembly Church, 6350 Old Kings Road N, Jacksonville, FL 32254. Graveside services followed at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 104, Starke, FL 32091 Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. PAID OBITUARYAlice McKinneySTARKEAlice Mae McKinney, 100, of Starke died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at her residence. She was born on July 27, 1913 in Pictures, N.Y. to the late Ray and Mattie (Elsworth) Wheelock. She was raised a Methodist and moved to Starke in 1975 from Jacksonville. Prior to retirement she worked as a bookkeeper. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Washington McKinney and is survived by her close friend and caregiver Marty Anderson of Richmond Hill, Ga. Interment will be at a later date in Brown Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke.Robert SmithHAMPTONMr. Robert Earl Smith, age 88, of Hampton passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Windsor Manor following an extended illness. He was born on Jan. 30, 1925 in Hawthorne to the late Kirby and Pearl (Gay) Smith. Robert was a member of the First Christian Church of Starke and served in the United States Army during World War II. Prior to retirement he worked for E.I. Dupont as an equipment operator. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Elaine Colson Smith; sister, Dorothy Dee Bourgeois; brothers, Kirby Shi Smith and Bernard Smith. Survivors are: his son, Robert Andrew Andy Smith of Hampton; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at the First Christian Church in Starke on Feb. 1. Interment followed in Santa Fe Cemetery with Pastor Charles Soper and Pastor John Faulkner officiating. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. 904-964-6200. On-line condolences may be left at www. jonesgallagherfh.com. PAID OBITUARYRobert StricklandMELROSERobert Dean Bobby Strickland, 79, of Melrose, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 following a brief illness with his wife of 51 years by his side. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He served in the United States Navy and worked for the family business, Economy Printing, until his retirement in 2000. He is survived by: his wife, Sherry Margaret Strickland of Melrose; sons, Robert (Michelle) Strickland of Jacksonville, Tim (Deborah) Strickland of Keystone Heights and Joseph (Emily) Strickland of Tampa; four sisters; and two grandsons. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 11:00 a.m., at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. A reception will be held immediately following at Community Church of Keystone Heights in the Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Church of Keystone Heights, 345 SE Palmetto Avenue, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 or to Haven Hospice, The Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave. Palatka, FL 32177. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B Funeral with Burial20 Ga. Metal Casket (4 colors) Vault, Open & Closing Grave, Graveside or Chapel Service with one night visitation.............$5,595Funeral with Cremation(Rental Casket with Visitation prior to Services).................................$2,895Direct Cremation with Memorial ServiceServices held at Archer Memorial Chapel............................................$1,895 Archer Funeral Home Pre-payment accepted Within Your Means Now, Peace of Mind Always 55 North Lake Avenue Lake Butler, Florida 32054 SR-230 E (2 miles east of US-301)B anquet Hall Driving Range Check out our web pagewww.starkegolf.com M emberships Available E xcellent Driving RangeP ro Shop Gift CertificatesG olf Lessons by AppointmentP rofessionally Run Tournaments H ome of the Strawberry Invitational Li ke us on facebook 904-368-0687 ph 904-368-0689 faxMARGARET ANDERSON 1011 N. Temple Ave. Starke. FL (US 301 North)Family Law & Will Preparation30 years experience Margaret will continue to serve clients in Alachua County as well as Bradford & Union counties d Obituaries d Johnnie BrownSTARKEJohnnie Bell Brown, 82, of Starke died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at Shands at the University of Florida. She was born in White County, Tenn. on Jan. 17, 1932 to the late John Price and Lena Bell Stover. She has been a resident of Bradford County most of her life. She was a seamstress and worked for Big Dad Sewing Factory for ten years. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Earl Cecil Padgett of 17 years and Shy Brown of 24 years; and her brothers, Jack and Buddy Price. She is survived by: daughters, Linda (Roy) Bryant, Shirley Clark and Patty (Rocky) Thompson all of Starke; sons, David (Judy Thornton) Padgett of Starke and Brad Brown of Milton; sisters, Ruby Hasbrouck, Jeannie Stover and Sue Howard all of Orlando; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb. 5, at Archie Tanner Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Marvin Sellers officiating. Interment followed at Brown Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke.Timothy BryanTimothy BryanSTARKEMr. Timothy Alan Timmy Bryan, age 52, of Starke passed away on Saturday, 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, 2 pm at the Church of God in Lawtey.PAID OBITUARYDeborah ChaseKEYSTONE HEIGHTS Deborah Debbie Thomas Chase, 55 of Keystone Heights died Tuesday, Jan., 28, 2014 at the St. Vincents Medical Center in Middleburg following an extended illness. She was born in Jacksonville, Oct. 30, 1958 and became a resident of Keystone Heights in 1998. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors are: her husband of 24 years, David H. Chase;children, Robert Adkinson, Lisa Jones, and Crystal Wilson all of Jacksonville; sisters, Deloris Lane of Valdosta, Ga. and Diane Jones of Jacksonville; and five grandchildren. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Frankie FrazierSTARKEFrankie M. Frazier, 68, of Starke died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at Shands Medical Center Gainesville. Born in Williston, on Oct. 2, 1945 and moved to Starke. She was a member of Church of God by Faith in Starke and was a homemaker. She is survived by: sons, Steven G. Frazier, Levern Frazier, Ronnie Frazier, Everett Frazier all of Starke, and Todd Jerome Frazier of Gainesville; brothers, David Hadley of Starke, and Preston Lee Williams of Avondale; sisters, Feenie Mae Turner, Estella Brookins, Minnie P. Jones and Mary J. Jones all of Starke; 36 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2:00 p.m. at Church of God by Faith in Starke with James E. McKnight, Eulogist. Interment will be held in Clark Cemetery Starke. Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc. Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Carl D. Haile Memorial Chapel. Family hour 2-3:00 p.m., Friends 3 -7:00 p.m. Viewing also held 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. The cortege will form at the home of Mrs. Frankie Mae Frazier at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8.Earnest Jones, Jr.KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Earnest Leonard Jones, Jr., Keystone Heights, 81, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at North Florida Regional Hospital following a long illness. Leonard Jones was born on Nov. 2, 1932 to Earnest Leonard, Sr. and Mattie Futch Jones in Orlando. Leonard owned and operated Leonards Outboard Shop for 48 years. He also served in the United States Navy and spent several years in Law Enforcement as a State Trooper for the Florida Highway Patrol, Deputy for the Clay County Sheriffs Department and Chief of Police for the City of Keystone Heights. Leonard was very active in the community and was a life-long member and held many offices in the Keystone Heights Lions Club and was also a member of the American Legion. Leonard also served for many years as the Director of Clay County Civil Defense. He is survived by: his wife of 61 years, Sharon McGraw Jones; his brother, Ted (Pat) Jones of Jacksonville; two daughters, Debbie (Steve) Heptinstall and Christy (Ronnie) Harper; four grandchildren, Jessica (Jeremiah) Groff, Rebecca Chapman, Renee Potter and Matt Heptinstall; six great-grandchildren, Ryan Potter, Breanna HeptinstallRicks, Lauryn Potter, Hayden Groff, Blake Chapman and Haylee Groff all of Keystone Heights; his adopted son, Mike (Debbie) Taylor of Jacksonville and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and so many very dear friends. A Celebration of Leonards life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15th at 1:00 pm at the Keystone Heights Lions Club. The family invites each of you to speak a few words or share any of your stories or memories concerning your relationship with Leonard at the Celebration. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keysone Heights. 352-473-3176. www.jonesgallagherfh.comPAID OBITUARYSanford MaxwellSanford MaxwellJACKSONVILLEMr. Sanford Albert Sam Maxwell, age 87, of Jacksonville passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at the St. Vincents Medical Center in Jacksonville. He was born in Jacksonville on Sept. 19, 1926 to the late Cecil and Ossie (Forsythe) Maxwell and had served in the United States Army Air force. Clyde R. Pa-Pa Johns August 20, 1916 January 21, 1994 One of the last true country   gentlemen. He shared what he had with neighbors and loved ones. Always had a   smile. He was a great reflection of his Lord and   Savior, Jesus Christ. Not   perfect, but praise God, forgiven. He shared the gospel also through bluegrass   gospel music. His testimony song was, Im Using My   Bible for a Road Map, with   the last line he sang, My last stop is heaven some sweet day. My Pa-Pa made   that day 20 years ago. I will see him soon because   of his Christ-like influence   on me. Another song he sang, The Old Crossroads. In this song the question is   asked, Which road are you going to take? I made   the most important decision I   could make because of his testimony: Thats to truly follow Christ. How about   you? In Memory

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a single man in his 60s, Griffis said. He was paying $1,400 a month with an individual policy. He was able to enroll in the Marketplace for $400. He had $1,000 a month in savings. He might have been a little bit upset about his cancellation, but he did not have any days of being uninsured. We enrolled him into a policy with no gaps in coverage. Griffis cited another example in which a woman thought she had talked to a Marketplace representative, who said she and her family could get a policy for $800-plus a month. That was simply too much money. The woman has a part-time job, while her husband recently went on unemployment. They support two young children, one of which has some health issues. As it turned out, the woman had not spoken to a Marketplace representative, but with a Florida Blue agent. The woman, at her sisters insistence, went to talk to Griffis and Allen. She and her family were able to get a policy for $28.33 a month when factoring in financial assistance. She came in tears and left very happy, Allen said. Griffis said youll hear people talk about high deductibles that come with Marketplace plans, but she said that really depends upon what level of plan you enroll in. For example, someone might qualify for a Bronze-level plan that has a monthly premium of $110, but a deductible of $6,000. However, if that person can afford to pay $257 a month, they could possibly get a Platinum-level plan that has no deductible. So, just what are the different levels of plans? They are defined by the percentage of the plans medical benefits they cover. Bronze and Silver plans pay 60 and 70 percent of costs, respectively, with Gold and Platinum paying 80 and 90 percent, respectively. Bronze plans will have the lowest monthly premiums, but higher deductibles and outof-pocket costs. Premiums increase, but deductibles and out-of-pocket costs decrease, as you move up to each successive level. Again, the original premium can be lowered if one qualifies for advanced premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions. To be eligible for advanced premium tax credits, which can be applied directly to monthly premiums, the household income of an individual or family must fall between 100-400 percent of the federal poverty level. Some examples of incomes qualifying for tax credits are: Family of four: $23,550$94,200; Family of three: $19,530$78,120; Family of two: $15,510$62,040; Individual: $11,490$45,960. Cost-sharing reductions can be used to lower out-of-pocket costs for deductibles, coinsurance and co-payments, but are available with Silver-level plans only. Since the HealthCare.gov website is functional, Griffis encourages people to log on and see the types of plans that are available before creating an application. By remaining anonymous and entering some general information, a person or family can see the types of plans theyd be eligible for. Go to the websites home page and click on See plans before I apply. Please keep in mind that if you see Griffis or Allen to set up a Marketplace account and to enroll in a plan, you do not have to discuss your medical history. We do not ask any medical questions, Griffis said. You cannot be denied for preexisting conditions anymore. That is just a wonderful benefit. All Griffis and Allen can do is show you what plans your eligible for. It is up to the individual and/or family to decide whats best for them or if they even want to enroll in a Marketplace plan. Were not agents, Allen said. Theres no commission or benefits for us. Well, there are benefits, but they are in the form of seeing someone be able to obtain more affordable insurance or seeing someone who was previously uninsured now be enrolled into a plan. 8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Fins, Fur & Tails Florida is one of the hotter places in the United States when it comes to turkey hunting, and the reason for it is the Osceola wild turkey.   It is one of the four turkeys a hunter must bag to score the coveted grand slam of turkey hunting, which consists of also bagging the following wild turkeys: Rio Grande, Merriams and Eastern. All of the other targeted sub-species of turkeys cover a relatively broad area, but the Osceola is located only on the Florida peninsula. As a matter of fact, the northern boundaries of Bradford, Union and Clay counties are considered the geographical habitat boundary between the Eastern wild turkey to the north and the Osceola to the south. So with very little travel, a hunter can claim one half of the grand slam honor. When it comes to Talking turkey: the Osceola and hitting the grand slamThis turkey taken by Russell Norman illustrates the black and white feather bands on the wings that essentially distinguish the Eastern sub-species from the Osceola turkeys. Bailee Sheppard bagged an 8-point deer this hunting season, and now she is showing off her recent caught in a small pond distinguishing between the two sub-species, there is no better authority than Dr. Thomas A. Webber, the collections manager at the Florida Museum of Natural History.   Additionally, Webber holds a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Florida. Webber generally describes the Osceola turkey as slightly smaller, with longer legs, longer spurs, darker coloration and more distinct white bands on the wing feathers. Actually, the Osceola is considered the smallest subspecies of wild turkey.   The clearest distinction between the two is the black and white bands on the wing feathers.   The Osceola has much more black than the Eastern.   As a matter of fact, the white bands on the Osceola are much less distinct and do not make a clear continuous band across the feather. These differences are very difficult to determine on the northern habitat boundary of Union, Bradford and Clay counties.   However proceeding south as far as Orlando, the characteristics are much clearer.   The reason for the difficulty along the recognized border is due to hybridization.   T o facilitate this distinction, hunters consider turkeys shot in Union, Bradford, and Clay counties to be Osceolas.   Contrastingly, birds shot in Nassau, Baker or Columbia counties to the north are considered to be Eastern turkeys. In talking to some avid turkey hunters, the ambition of a grand slam seems to bring more hunters to Florida than taking Floridians to other places.   Lamar Williams, Russell Norman and Jeff Fitts have shot the two local sub-species, but have not traveled west for the other two sub-species. However, Norman does take advantage of the trend by swap hunting.   Norman makes contact with hunters who want to bag an Osceola turkey and agrees to host them during the season. In return, they agree to host him in their northern/western homes to hunt their big deer.Outdoors outlookHunting season continues to wind down, with squirrel, quail, rabbits and hogs being the only hunting targets that remain open. Spring turkey season will open during the second and third weeks of March. Crosshorn Ministeries is timing its March meeting (Feb. 20, 7 p.m., at the Starke Golf and Country Club) appropriately by having Lamar Williams as its guest speaker.   W illiams, of course, will build his subject around turkey hunting. The inconsistent fish bite locally is certainly due to the inconsistent weather trends.   Regardless, spring is around the corner, and the bass and bream will be fanning their beds soon. There are already reports of bass fanning on the west side of Lake George, where the warm spring runs dump into the St. Johns. One thing that is consistent, at least with last summer, is the amount of local precipitation. Gary Simpson indicates that Orange Lake can now be accessed by most of the major boat launches, and a lot of fishermen anticipate it producing some good bass by this summer if the trend continues. Bailee Sheppard and her father, Clint Sheppard, were just practice casting in a backyard pond, and she ended up landing the nice bass in the accompanying photo. So the large females will continue to bite even is they are not spawning. The best inland saltwater bet at this time is probably sheepshead on the east coast.   Bridge pilings, rocks and oyster beds have been providing a good consistent bite. The toothy creatures are hard to hook, however.   One humorous, but interesting, suggestion is to set your hook a little before you feel them.   Tight lines and safe hunting until next week. If you have a story, idea or photo to share, please contact Mickey Agner via email at mka@ maoutdoors.com, or by phone at 904-964-1488. Photos may also be submitted in person at the Bradford County Telegraph, Union County Times or Lake Region Monitor. HEALTHContinued from 1B The benefit is to know that we have helped someone, Allen said. One does not need to go through the Marketplace to obtain an insurance policy, but all policiesin meeting Affordable Care Act guidelinesmust cover what are deemed the 10 essential health benefits: Ambulatory patient services; Emergency services; Hospitalization; Maternity and newborn care; Mental health and substance use disorder services (including behavioral health care); Prescription drugs; Rehablilatative services and devices; Laboratory services; Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management; Pediatric services, including oral and vision care; pediatric oral services may be provided by stand-alone plan. Open enrollment through the Marketplace is open through March 31. To schedule an appointment with Griffis, whose office is at the Bradford County Health Department, call 904-964-7732 (extension 1603). To schedule an appointment with Allen, whose office is at the Union County Health Department, call 386-496-3211. For more information, you may also call the Marketplace call center at 800-318-2596 or visit the website www. healthcare.gov.

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Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B NoticesEQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an in tention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing cus tody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina tion, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, the tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005. AuctionsAUCTION SUNDAY, FEB 9TH@12:12PMPreview @ 11am MOONSHIN ERS GRILL&STILL 1103 South Walnut St Starke, FL 32091 I-10 to US 301 South. Approx 26 miles Liquidation of All Res taurant Equipment & Furnishings Info & Pictures Website LMANE.BEASLEY,CAI 904-631-1886 AB1441 AU-1775 BEASLEYAUCTION EERS.COM SAT. GUN AUCTION FEB 8/14, Keystone Heights Lions Club, 915 Orchid Ave, Preview 8:30 am, Auction 10:00 am, 70 plus guns, all makes & models of Shot Guns, Bags, Bass Boat, Paddle Boats, Boat Trailer, Jet Ski on trailer, Sand Blaster, Small Welder, Heavy Duty Chipper, various tools. Check Keystone Auction Service website at www.auctionzip.com for pictures & full listing. Food / Sodas Available, Cash/Checks id/Visa/MC/ Debit Card. 12% Buy ers Premium & Tax, 2% BP Discount with cash/ check. Info 352-283-6297 AB#1648, AU#2225. Motor Vehicles & Accessories$CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352445-3909. Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Conference room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq. ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq. ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. FOR RENT PROFESSIONAL OFFICE, 1,500 sq .ft.$1,000/mo.up to 3,000 sq. ft. contiguous $2,000/mo. Warehouse 3,000 sq. ft. $800/mo. Smith & Smith Realty. 904-964-9222. Mobile Home For SaleNORTH POINTE HOMES, JACOBSEN FACTORY OUTLET has 6 lot models ready to sell. Make a Fair Offer! More new homes Hwy 441-1/2 mile N of Hwy 222 Gainesville. Now open Sundays 11-4. 352872-5566. WE WILL DISCOUNT YOUR NEW HOME UP TO $5000. Bring us your Tax Return and we will discount whatever your refund amount is UP to $5000. when you pur chase from North Pointe Homes of Gainesville. Ordered Homes today! No Pressure Sales! 352872-5566 Now open Sun days 11-4, Hwy 441 North (1/2 mile N of SR 222) Gainesville. I BUY USED MOBILE HOMES. CASH!! Paid im mediately. 904-259-4663. NEW 2014 28x80 HUGE 4 BEDROOM LIVE OAK HOME $59,900. Set up, A/C, steps, & skirt ing included. Call 904259-4663. Waynefriermacclenny.com. BRAND NEW 3 BEDROOM 28x60 DOUBLEWIDE $49,900 Includes Setup, AC, Steps, and Skirting 904-259-4663, waynefri ermacclenny.com. USED SWMH, GREAT SHAPE, METAL ROOF, $9900 Setup & Delivered 904-259-4663. LAND/HOME PACKAGES, 3 Bedroom on 2Acres$59,900, 4 Bedroom on 1Acre $64,900 Remodeled w/ New AC & Appliances. 904-259-4663. WILL SACRIFICE MY 2014 16x80 3/2 Home, it is to asking $27,700. you must move. Call 386697-6209. WHY BUY A REPO? When you can buy a brand new 2014 28x60 Doublewide for $43,968 include de livery, set-up, a/c, skirting and steps. No gimmicks Call Matt 352-378-2453. For RentCLEAN 2 & 3 BR HOUSES & MH IN STARKE & KEY STONE HTS. Available in Mid Feb. & March from $500.-$700/mo.Some Lakefront, includes lawn & maintenance call 352478-8321. M/H, CLEAN 2BR/1BA WITH ADDITION. 1 acre fenced, on paved road. Possible Purchase 352475-3094 or 352-2351143. 3BR/2BA DW 12273 SE 21st Ave., Starke. In coun try. Nice size lot. $650/ mo. and $650 deposit. 904-964-8637. 2BR/ 1 BA. CH/A. VERY CLEAN. LARGE YARD With Lawn maintenance provided. $450/mo. Plus deposit. 904-364-8135. 2 STORY ROUND HOUSE. 3BR/2BA. w /detached carport. Over 2,000 sq. ft. Paved drive, lawn care and pest control provided. Recently remodeled. $600 security deposit, $1,100/mo. Union Co. area, 386-965-3363. Con veniently located between Lake Butler, Lake City, Gainesville. AVAILABLE MARCH 1st. 3BR / 2BA M/H IN EX CELLENT CONDITION, CH/A, Shown by Appoint ment, Service animals only $650/mo plus de posit.352-473-0464 HOUSECOUNTRY LIVING 5 MILES W. STARKE 2BR / 2BA, LR, DR, Kitchen, Utility Room, 2 car Car port, Central Heat & Air. $700./moFirst and Last mo. Rent. Sorry NO pets. Call 904-964-6718. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, 2BR/2BA MH on 1 acre, close to town, $525/mo. plus deposit. Call 352475-6260. WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-4681323. NICE MOBILE HOMES in Lake Butler & Starke 2 & 3 BR single wide, fenced. 2BR/2BA. lakefront. De posit required. Call 678438-6828. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT starting at $525 per month. Hidden Oaks, Lake Butler. Call 386496-8111. PERMANENT ROOMS for rent at the Magnolia Hotel. Both refrigerator and microwave. Special rates, by the month. Call 904-964-4303 for more information. LAKE BUTLER APART MENTS, Accepting ap plications for HC and nonHC. 1,2,3, & 4 BR. Equal housing opportunity. 1005 SW 6th St. Lake Butler, 32054. TDD/TTY 711. Call 386-496-3141. UNFURNISHED 2 BR/2 FULL BATH DW MH, on Santa Fe River, Worthing ton Springs. $650/month. Call 386-496-2030. LARGE MOBILE HOME 3/2 single wide mobile home on about 1 acre of land. $450 monthly, plus deposit. Call home 904-964-6445, cell 352317-3756. HOUSE on Lake Geneva. 2B/1BA,CH/A,$600/mo. $500 deposit. Call 904955-8262. 2BR /1.5 BA CH/A single wide in Starke outside City limits. $475/mo $475 deposit. 352-235-6319 3BR / 2BA CH/A SW in Starke outside city limits. $550/mo $550/security Call 352-235-6319. Yard SaleHUGE GARAGE SALE 3rd Annual Methodist Church Youth Fundraiser .Sat February 8th 7 Am 12 Pm 200 N Walnut St. By BIG YARD SALE FRI & SAT 8 am. to 4 pm. 15116 N County Rd 229, Raiford. LADIES CLOTHES, HATS, Purses, Shoes, Belts, Jewelry Box, Jewelry Col lectables & Etc. Sat Only 8-1 Community State Bank. YARD SALE SAT 9am 2pm, Household items, furniture, clothes & ect. CASH ONLY. Located at 16684 NE 19th Ave, Starke. Lake Butler Yard SalesYARD SALE AT LULU COM MUNITY CENTER, Sat Feb 8th, 8am 3pm (IN SIDE). WantedI BUY PINES,SMALL FENCE POST SIZE, No Large equipment destroy ing your land, also we do thining, good pay. Please NO less than 100 trees. Call 386-758-1993 or 386-965-1833. For SaleBANANA TREES. Plants are approx. 3 ft tall. $10 each or 3 for $25. Located in Starke. Call 904-7960781. REMODELING? Almost new, 7 piece Honey Oak Kitchen Cabinets, includes glass front car ousel corner & 32. all are solid wood uppers. To see call 352-519-2400 or 352-226-6461. Great deal for $385. FOR SALE, due to illness, all good condition. Gal lon grader. 1995 Fer guson roller. 1989 Ford 350 Dually diesel truck. 1996 Hallmark 8x16.5 ft. enclosed trailer. Equip ment trailer. Table saw, Wurlitzer-Melville-Clark spinet piano, Hammond spinet organ L-133 has LES LER speakers. Call 386-496-0683. GUN SHOW / STARKE, BRADFORD COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, Feb. 8th & 9th, Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4 Bring tour GUNS to sell or trade, Concealed Weapons Classes Daily, GunTraderGunShows. com 352-359-0134. Personal ServicesBLACK MALE NEW TO AREA, who would like to meet a single women ages 30-50. Call 904568-3552. CLARK FOUNDATION REPAIRS, INC. Correc tion of termite & waterdamaged wood & sills. Leveling & raising Houses / Buildings. Pier Replace ment & alignment. We do all types of tractor work, excavation and small de molition jobs. Free Esti mates: Danny (Buddy) Clark, 904-545-5241. HOME DAYCARE all hours. Great rates. 30 plus years experience. All hours, lots of TLC. HRS certified, CPR certified and First 496-1062. Help WantedFAMILY LIFE CARE,INC. a growing Home Health currently looking for pro fessional, caring, depend Please send resume For contract work as needed, full time and part time. Fax:352-374-4409 or reno.harrison @familylif ecare.com BRADFORD TERRACE 808 S. Colley Rd. Starke, FL 32091. Is now accepting applications ferred. Apply in person or fax resume to 904-9641497. DFWP. EOE. DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on This Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447. LPN F/T & PRN (Night Shift), For a small acute care critical access hospi tal, located in Lake Butler, Fl. 2 Years experience, Fl. Licensed. Please visit our wed site www.lake out an application. PH 386-496-2323 Ext 9260, Fax 386-496-2105. DRIVERS DEDICATED REGIONAL CDLA. .39 cpm! Great benefits! Medical, Dental, 401k, etc. Mileage and Re tention bonuses! Home weekly. 2 yrs TT exp. req. 2500 weekly mile target. Call Gil 855-205-2171. HELP WANTED; RETAIL COUNTER SALES, FT position-40 plus hours. Applicant should have High School Diploma. Must have Retail Sales exp. and basic knowedge of the computer. Lake Butler Farm Center Phone Number 386-4963921. Fax Number 386-496-1294. Email address: farm538@ windstream. Net. SMALL ENGINE MECHAN IC Nice Shop, all the tools, well established place to live. Located in Lake Butler. Please call Ray at 386-496-8431. CAMP KEYSTONE IS HIRING: FULL TIME POSI TIONS, Guest Services Director, Food Services at Holiness Center, Visit http://salvationarmyca reers.com/ search under location Fl, Starke. THE BRADFORD COUNTY Road Department is currently accepting applications for a Heavy Equipment Operator at a pay rate of $11.00 per hour. A minimum Class B CDL license is required. A pieces of heavy equip ment will be conducted during the interview pro cess, passing this test is required. Applications along with a detailed job description and require ments may be obtained from the Bradford County Road Department, 812 B North Grand Street, Starke, FL 32091 or county website www. deadline for accepting applications is 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February. 13, 2014. The Bradford Coun ty Road Department is an Equal Opportunity Em ployer. For all inquiries, please call 904-966-6243. RETAIL SALES/CASHIER POSITION AVAIABLE, apply at Gator II Farm Supply. South of Starke on Hwy 301. HS Diploma required. PT STAFF NEEDED TO WORK W / DISABLED in Home and Commu nity. $8.50/hr, 1 Yr. Exp. Required Must be able to pass Background Screen ing. Call 904-966-2100. Seeking Licensed FL Mental Health Professional for work with youth in an out patient SA, AM, and MH treatment program. Masof 24 months experience required. Background and reference checks also required. Work hours: ap proximately 8 to 10 hours per week. Competitive salary. Please fax resume to 352-379-2843 or e-mail DRIVER NEEDED TO DRIVE ELDERLY to doctors, shopping and misc. Please Call 904964-7953. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the City of Starke will be accept ing applications for the position of Part Time Senior Account/Financial Advisor. This is an exempt part-time position, which involves a highly skilled individual who can multitask in various functions. This position is respon sible for assisting the City Clerk and Finance Director in various ac counting and financial advisory tasks in the Finance Department. Minimum qualifications consist of considerable knowledge of office practices and proce dures; ability to make decisions in accordance with departmental rules, regulations, and policies; knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, MUNIS and other software ap plications; accounting and financial advisory ex perience needed. Must have at least a 4 year degree in account ing or 5 years experi ence in a municipal or governmental account ing/finance department. This position works di rectly for the City Clerk. The starting sal ary will depend on level of experience. Do not contact the City of Starke directly. For additional infor mation, view the job description and com plete an application contact Florida Works, 819 S. Walnut Street, Starke, FL (904) 9648092. TRUCK DRIVERS NEED ED, Local Haul, must have Class A CDL, 24 yrs or older, have good driving record and one year exp. 386-496-2251 or apply online at www. FT/PT STAFF WANTED to work with males and females with disabilities in Starke/Lawtey area. Must meet State reqs and possess a positive attitude. Call 904-964progressionservices@ gmail.com. (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! 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 Jarmons ORNAMENTAL CONCRETE 2000 N. Temple Ave Hwy 301 North Starke 904-964-8092 www.CareerSourcencfl.com Bs Boutique(904)966-0020Hwy 301 N. Starke BUS DRIVERS NEEDEDUnion County School Board 40 hour Training Class provided. CDL required to enroll.ContactMike: 386-496-2182orMark: 904-966-2396 visit D URRANCE PUMP 964-7061QUALITY SERVICE SINCE 1964 Pumps Sales Parts Service ST ATE LICENSE #1305 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 Out of Area Classifieds seeks to adopt. Financially secure, loving and caring household. Expenses paid. Call or text Jodi 609-770-1255, or visit www.jodi2adopt.webs. com/ Adam Sklar #0150789 North Port, Florida February 13 World Class Hunting Development Potential 800-504-3010 National Auction Group, Inc. Thomas J. Bone, FL #AU3422 in HVAC installation and repair. Pinnacle Career Institute Online HVAC education in as little as 12 months. Call us today: 1-877-651-3961 or go online: www.HVAC-OnlineEducation.com Get F AA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial Aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-7419260 www. FixJets.com earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: 843-266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway.co m EOE Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! 1-888-3681964 4.64 acres, only $44,800. Beautifully wooded 4.64 acre estate with picturesque rolling mountain views. Ideally located at end of quiet country road with no traffic. Enjoy privacy along with peace & quiet. Build when you are ready. All underground utilities: water, electric, fiber optic cable. Excellent financing. Perfect for weekend mtn cabin or year-round residence. Call now 866-952-5303, x 146 DISH TV Retailer. Starting $19.99/ month (for 12 mos.) Broadband Internet starting $14.95/ month (where available.) Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-9806193

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10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 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 Please include a phone number. We can call you back for credit card info. Valentines Day messagesare something unique & special!Dont miss sending yours to that special someone... win a from one of local merchants!