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Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, July 10, 2014 102 nd Year 11 th Issue 75 CENTS Deputies stopped the suspects on State Road 238. etc www.StarkeJournal.com Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 386-496-2261 Cell 352-283-6312 Fax 386-4962858 email@example.com www.StarkeJournal.com www.facebook.com/unioncountytimes Patriotic Fantastic Friday in HS, July 11 Downtown High Springs is hosting a Fantastic Friday event celebrating American and local history on Friday, July 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. It includes an All-American Pie Contest, Chowder CookOff and Panning for Gold at Cracker House Bakery and Mercantile. Special for children: Huckleberry Finn Mini Fair, American History Coloring Contest, Face Painting and More. Added Features: Colonial Tea Room at Vintage Fudge on Northeast First Avenue, Grand. Opening at Tailgaters Diner & Ice Cream on Northeast First Avenue, Black History Museum and Historical Society Railroad Museum open. Variety of sidewalk vendors and entertainments, including live music. Scavenger hunt: Pick up your scavenger hunt list at any open business or sidewalk vendor. Community Outreach Booth: In front of Sallys Sensibles on Main Street. Drop off non-perishable food items or gently used clothing and receive a ticket for prize drawings. For more information contact Wanda Kemp at 386-454-1224 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Dot Harvey at 386-454-7610 or email@example.com Creation seminar at FBC Raiford, July 13 First Baptist Church of Raiford will host a Creation Science Seminar on Sunday, July 13. Steve Levinson of North Carolina will present three exciting presentations: Creation to Christ at 10:00 a.m., aimed at children but enjoyed by all ages; Relevance of Genesis at 11:00 a.m.; and Fossils, Flood, Noahs Ark, and Dinosaurs at 6:00 p.m. All churches and individuals are invited to attend this eyeopening seminar. For more information on the seminar visit www.campgetaway.org Light Up the Night 5K run/walk, July 18 Lake Butlers Advantage Point Performance is hosting a 5K glow run/walk called Light Up the Night on Friday, July 18. On-site registration begins at 8 p.m. The fee is $20. (Early registration fee is $15 through 5 p.m. on July 14.) Race time is 9 p.m. and will begin and end at Butler Lake. Bring out your bright colors and glow-in-the-dark bracelets and necklaces. A portion of the proceeds will go to the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. For registration and additional info, contact Sampson Jackson at 386266-3063. Hydroponic Demo Workshop, July 21 & 22 Union County Extension Office is hosting a free Hydroponic Demonstration Workshop on July 21 and 22, from 5 to 6 p.m. Register at 386-496-2321. Louie Bell Parks: lifetime journey continues at 108, 3B Keystones Morgan: a life of the unique and unusual, 1B Four land in jail after incidents; no one hurt BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor The Union County Sheriffs Office received reports Monday night of four people riding around Lake Butler in a maroon Dodge Intrepid, firing shots while in the neighborhood southwest of Spires IGA and then traveling west on Providence Road (State Road 238). After stopping the vehicle there, deputies confirmed reports that four occupants drove through Lake Butler and fired numerous shots in the air and pointed the firearm at witnessesa man in his mid-30s and a teenage boy. No one was hurt during this incident. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Bret Gill and his K-9 helped the deputies find the firearm the suspects tossed from the right passenger-side window before being stoppeda Kel-tec 9 mm, which had an empty magazine and had recently been fired, according to UCSOs arrest report. The firearm has been reported stolen in Bradford County and UCSO said finding it will solve additional crimes there. Martavious Antron Albritton of Raiford was charged with aggravated assault, larceny/grand theft of firearm, tampering or destroying evidenceall three 3rd degree feloniesand discharging a firearm from a vehicle 2nd degree felony. He remains in the Union County Jail under a $91,000 bond. Taylor Lynn Crapps of Hogansville, Georgia, was charged with aggra vated assault, larceny/grand theft of Carload shoots gun in air, aims at witnesses Audit reveals findings for constitutional officers BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor As part of the Union County Board of County Commissioners recent audit from James Moore & Co., CPAs and Consultants for the countys fiscal year budget ending Sept. 30, 2013, findings were noted for some of the countys constitutional officers. All findings for Union County from the previous year had been satisfied, and the one finding from this year had already been corrected. However, some findings for several county offices were revealed and are still in the process of being corrected. The finding for the Clerk of Circuit Court was 2013-01 Disbursement Controls. The auditors said, Expenditures should be properly authorized and documented before payment is processed. Two expenditures were paid prior to obtaining proper authorization. However, we did note that these distributions were made under the predecessor Clerk of Circuit Court. In response to this finding, Clerk of Courts and Comptroller Kellie Hendricks Connell submitted a letter on June 16 to the Florida Auditor Generals office stating that, Testing of disbursements found that some were issued without proper authorization by the Clerk. The current administration assumed office on January 8, 2013, three months into the fiscal year. The disbursements in question were all issued prior to that date, and not under the current administration. Upon taking office, internal controls were established to ensure that all disbursements are properly authorized by the Clerk. This deficiency was corrected even prior to the audit, and should not present a weakness in the future. The finding for the Tax Collector was 2013-01 Segregation of Duties. The auditors said, Internal controls are designed to safeguard assets and help prevent or detect losses from employee dishonesty or error. A fundamental concept in a good system or internal control is the segregation of duties. The basic premise is that no one employee should have access to both physical assets and the related accounting records or to all phases of a transaction. They noted the cause being a limited number of personnel for certain functions. In response to this finding, Tax Collector Lisa B. Johnson submitted a letter on June 23 to the Florida Auditor Generals office stating that, I understand the importance of internal controls and my responsibility to design controls that separate employee duties so that no one individual has access to all phases of a transaction. With my limited number of staff, this is not always possible; however, I have begun See AUDIT, 2A See DRIVE-BY, 2A 4th of July makes a splash woman to cross was Vanecia Proctor (29:09), followed by Sister Cline and Sister Crawford who tied (29:19). Children cool off in the splash park (top) while others bungee trampoline on the midway (above) and Bradley Hall displays his 0.88 pound catch (below). Classic car show winners, clockwise from top left: Barbara Patriotic and Best Car 1st Place; Gary and Barbara Sparks, with 59 boats lining up as early as 12:30 in the morning. The winners:
2A Union County Times Thursday, July 10, 2014 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Heather Padgett Bookkeeping: Joan Stewart-JonesUnion County TimesUSPS 648-200 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Lake Butler, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: UNION COUNTY TIMES25 E. Main Street Lake Butler, FL 32054Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Union County Public Library summer programs schedule 10 & Under, Thursdays, 10 a.m. July 10: Fizz, Boom, Drums at the library Featuring the Union County High School Drumline! July 17: Fizz, Boom, Loudini at Lake Butler Elementary School Be amazed at the Magical Loudini! Teens & Tweens, 11 & Up July 26, 7-9 p.m.: Summer Band Night Featuring local band, With Eyes Alive! Visit www.facebook.com/ unioncountylibrary FGC Exploring College event in UC, July 14 Florida Gateway College is going on the road this summer for its Exploring College events. FGC representatives will visit each of the counties in its five-county service district to provide information about enrollment, registration and college programs to those who may have questions about the college. Our Exploring College events provide individuals with an excellent opportunity to learn more about what FGC has to offer and how easily they can enroll and begin making strides towards enhancing their education and life-long opportunities, said Sandra Johnston, FGCs director of Enrollment Management. The information sessions are followed by an informal question and answer session which includes hands-on assistance with the enrollment process. FGC will be at the Union County Public Library on Saturday, July 14, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. UC Veteran Service Office closed, July 16 The Union County Veteran Service Office will be closed on July 16. The regular hours are every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Contact Barbara Fischer at 386-4964248 or 904-263-0647. Beekeeper Meeting, July 24 Union County Extension Office is hosting a meeting for beekeepers and potential ones in Union, Bradford and Baker Counties on July 24 at 7 p.m. Register at 386-496-2321. Elder Options seeking trainers in July Elder Options is seeking individuals with one or more chronic health conditions, who want to be able to support and help others learn to take control of their ongoing health conditions by facilitating workshops once a week for 2-1/2 hours for six weeks. Call 352-692-5219. Substitute teacher training, July 31 and August 26 The Union County School District is offering substitute teacher training for new substitutes and for substitutes that did not substitute teach for at least 10 days during the 2013-14 school year. It will be held on Thursday, July 31, and Tuesday, Aug. 26, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Adult Education building. You only have to attend one of these dates. Please contact Pam Pittman at email@example.com or 386-496-2045 ext. 230. etc implementing segregations of certain job functions. I will continue to look for opportunities to improve controls in the future. There were two findings for the Supervisor of Elections: 2013-01 Segregation of Duties and 2013-02 Controls Related to Payroll Procedures. These findings are repeats of uncorrected ones from the previous two years, though two of the four findings from last year were corrected. Regarding the first finding, the auditors reiterated what they said for the Tax Collector, recognizing that the Supervisor of Elections office also has a limited number of personnel for certain functions. For the second finding, the auditors said, Internal controls over payroll are designed to help prevent or detect losses from employee dishonesty or error. They noted that some time sheets contained mathematical errors and procedures to review and approve payroll are not sufficientessentially, Amounts paid to employees may not be correct. In response to these findings, Supervisor of Elections Deborah K. Osborne submitted a letter on June 19 to the Florida Auditor Generals office. In regard to the auditors recommendation under the first finding regarding Segregation of Duties, Mail should be opened by an employee not responsible for accounting, Osborne responded: First let me say that I would have appreciated an exit conference with the auditors so that I could understand the basis for this comment. I open all the mail. I review bills received in the mail and initial all bills as approved for payment before giving them to my bookkeeper. Except for the rare grant receipt, we do not receive cash receipts in the mail. Under the first finding, responding to the recommendation, Signed checks should also be mailed without allowing them to be returned to the employee responsible for accounts payable, Osborne wrote, The checks are prepared by the bookkeeper and given to me along with the previously approved invoice for check signature. Even though I am ultimately responsible for accounts payable, I will mail the checks, rather than returning them to my bookkeeper for mailing. Due to limited funding, we have a very small staff and it is difficult to have an ideal segregation of duties. Also under the first finding, with the note that journal entries need adequate supporting documentation, Osborne responded, General journal entries are generally made to correct errors. I will review all general journal entries and make sure that there is an explanation provided. As evidence of approval, I will initial all journal entries. She then responded to the second finding of Controls Related to Payroll Procedures: I sign off on all time sheets. I would have liked for the auditors to go over me with the time sheets that had mathematical errors so I could appropriately respond and correct the errors if employees were over or under paid. There were no findings for either the Sheriff or Property Appraiser. A complete copy of the audit can be requested from the office of the commissioners at 15 Northeast First Street in Lake Butler, behind Archer Funeral Home. Or contact the office at 386-496-4241. The audit is also available online at www.unionclerk.com/ board Click the button titled, Fiscal Audits. AUDIT Continued from 1A firearm, tampering or destroying evidenceall three 3rd degree fel oniesand dis charging a fire arm from a vehi cle 2nd degree felony. She was the driver of the car and remains in the Bradford County Jail un der a $500,000 bond. Quandrell Xavier Steele of Lake Butler was charged with aggravated as sault, larceny/ grand theft of firearm, resist ing an officer with violence, and tampering or destroying evidenceall four 3rd degree feloniesand discharging a firearm from a ve hicle 2nd degree felony. He was also charged with indecent expo sure, criminal mischief and disor derly conductall of which are misdemeanor crimes. He remains in the Union County Jail under a $104,000 bond. John Warren Strickland III of Starke was charged with aggravat ed assault, larceny/grand theft of firearm, resist ing an officer with violence, and tampering or destroying evidenceall four 3rd degree feloniesand with discharg ing a firearm from a vehicle 2nd degree felony. He remains in the Union County Jail under a $100,000 bond. According to the report, Crapps claimed that she was told where to drive since she was not famil iar with the area and that she heard the gun shots and then realized they were coming from her car, though she didnt see who shot the pistol. Strickland, while being retained in the patrol car, moved his cuffed hands from behind his back to his front, and was ready to kick out the back door in hopes of injuring Deputy Charles Townsend when he opened it. Strickland was re-cuffed and secured in the patrol car with a seatbelt. During that time, officers heard glass being broken out of Deputy Robert Fipps patrol car by Steele, which Fipps went over to investigate. According to Lt. Lyn Williams, this is the second time Steele has done that. When other officers arrived to assist with Strickland and Steele, Steele began kicking and spitting on them. Pepper spray had to be used again to get Steele under control; the first time was to keep him from exiting the broken window. Afterward, Steele moved his cuffed hands around his waist and began urinating inside the patrol car and through the window, exposing himself to passing traffic. Crapps was transported by Townsend. The other three suspects were then transported to the jail by correctional officers and escorted by the Florida Highway Patrol. UCSO credited citizens for helping apprehend the suspects. And thank you to all the citizens that quickly reported this crime and cooperated with great witness statements and accurate reporting of the incident that occurred, the sheriffs office said on its Facebook Page. Cooperation like this is what will put them away for a long time. Get breaking news from UCSO at www.facebook.com/unionsheriff DRIVE-BY Continued from 1A Albritton Crapps Steele Strickland Suspects shot a gun in the air and pointed it at witnesses in neighborhood behind Spires IGA. Todds dogs attack again BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor Over the weekend on the outskirts of Worthington Springs, Toney and Katherine Todds dogs were shot at, and at least one dead, after attacking a neighbor again. More were poisoned. Back in January, eight young Labrador Retrievers died on their farm, some of which were puppies. Seven dogs were unharmed. This was after one of the Todds dogs attacked a neighbors Boston Terrier who died from the wounds, according to a report from the Union County Sheriffs Office. After agreeing to pay a $600 veterinarian bill, Toney later accused the neighbor of poisoning his dogs. The neighbor told investigators that he and his wife reminded Toney that they were still dealing with the loss of their dog and had no time for revenge or cruelty. Over the weekend, a UCSO report stated that the Todds dogs attacked a neighbor while he was mowing. After running them off he went in to retrieve his .22-caliber rifle for protection. The dogs reappeared in order to attack and attempted to bite him. This time the neighbor fired one shot, which struck one dog and caused them all to run off and not return. He called UCSO to report the incident. Deputy Robert Fipps responded, and returned the next day to investigate further after UCSO received a call from Toney that the dog had died. Upon arriving at the farm, Toney then claimed that two dogs had diedeven though only one shot was firedand several others were poisoned. While Fipps was trying to investigate the matter with the Todds, the couple became increasingly vocal, refusing to listen and continuing to yell at Fipps till he finally left their property and advised the sheriff. Both times they called the News4Jax.com to come and report on the storyand the news station obliged. On Monday, Marques White reported: (Katherine) said she believes her neighbors are targeting her and her dogs. Neighbors have said her dogs come out in packs and onto the roadway and harass people in spite of a double fence around the property that the Todds claim should keep the dogs in. UCSO showed the Todds evidence of the dogs going under the fence by pointing out bloodstains from the shooting as proof. But the couple refused to look or listen. Sheriff Brad Whitehead said deputies have investigated several complaints about dogs in the area, the news station reported. Neighbors said theyre aggressive and violent, and they want something done about it. Neighbors told the news station that theyre concerned about the safety of their own pets and dont want to let their children play outside because theyre fearful of the dogs. No criminal charges have been brought against any party during either incident.
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UCT Legals 7/10/14 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO,: 2013-CA-000065 FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLOR IDA, a Banking corporation orga nized under the laws of the United States of America, f/k/a FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. ERIC L. HALL and WENDY DIANE HALL, ET AL, Defendants. SALE NOTICE is hereby given that KELLIE HENDRICKS CONNELL, CPA, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Union County, Florida, will on the 21 st day of Au gust, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Union County courthouse, 55 West Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situ ated in Union County, Florida, to-wit: Exhibit A PARCEL NO. 11, NEW RIVER PLAN TATION: Commence at the SW corner of the NE 1/4 of Section 10, Township 6 South, Range 20 East and run North of the NW 1/4 of said Section, 311.31 feet to the East right of Way of State Road No. S-237, said point lying on a curve concave to the NW and hav ing a radius of 1415.10 feet, Thence run Northerly along said Right of Way curve an arc distance of 152.90 feet to the P.T. of said curve, thence ran of way 1262.26 feet to the center-line of a 50 foot access easement. Thence centerline 840.21 feet to the Point of Beginning, Thence continue South line 300 feet, Thence run North 9 to an iron pin in the center of Cason Branch, thence run Northwesterly along said centerline 310 feet, more or less to an iron pin in the center of Cason Branch, Thence run South 32 less, to an iron pin. Thence run South Point of Beginning, Being and lying in Section 10, Township 6 South, Range 20 East, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH! An Easement for ingress and egress over and across Parcel B New River Plantation 50 feet and 75 feet access Easement as follows: Parcel No. B New River Plantation, 50 foot and 75 foot access Easement: Commence at the SW corner of the NE 1/4 of Section 10, Township 6 South, Range 20 East and run North of the NW 1/4 of said Section, 311.31 feet to the East right of Way of State Road No. S-237, said point lying on a curve concave to the NW and hav ing a radius of 1415.10 feet. Thence run Northerly along said Right of Way curve, an arc distance of 152.90 feet to the P.T. of said curve. Thence run of way 1262.26 feet to the centerline of a 50 foot access easement and the Point of Beginning of said easement, said easement lying 25 feet to the right and 25 feet to the left of the fol lowing described centerline: 1367.00 feet. Thence run South 9 corner of Parcel No. 7 of New River Plantation, (Unrecorded subdivision) and the end of said 50 foot access easement and the Point of Beginning of a 75 foot access easement lying 25 feet to the Right and 50 feet to the left of the following described line: East along said line 6139 feet. along said line 88.61 feet to the NW corner of Parcel No. 6 of New River Plantation (unrecorded subdivision) and the end of said access ease ment. Being and lying in Section 10, Township 6 South, Range 20 East UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure by Default entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is as set out above, and the docket number of which is 2013-CA000065. Any person claiming an in terest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 25th day of June, 2014. KELLIE HENDRICKS CONNELL, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Union County-, Florida By: Crystal Norman Deputy Clerk FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA PAUL V. SMITH, ESQ. P.O. BOX 2029 LAKE CITY, FL 32056 ATTENTION: JEAN SMITH, LEGAL DEPT. 7/3 2tchg 7/10-UCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 63-2014 CP 0013 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF DANNY POLSTON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DANNY POLSTON, deceased, whose date of death was March 10, 2014 is pending in the Circuit Court for Union County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 55 West Main Street, Room 103, Lake Butler, Florida 32054. The names and addresses of the personal repre sentative and the personal represen All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORI DA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR EVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE BARRED. The date of first publication of this no tice is July 3, 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: SANCHA BRENNAN WHYNOT The Brennan Law Firm Attorney Florida Bar No. 467601 P.O. Box 2706 Orlando, FL 32802-2706 Personal Representative: CAROLYN S. MORGAN 13710 Marseilles Court Clearwater, FL 33762-3320 7/3 2tchg 7/10-UCT UNION COUNTY Union County Emergency Manage ment has received an agreement for $10,900 and is seeking qualified con tractors to execute a Homeland Se curity Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Compliant Exercise. Deliverables: The selected contractor will be re sponsible for conducting three exer cise planning meetings, executing a functional exercise and developing and completing the After Action Re port and Improvement Plan. In addition, the contractor will be re sponsible for assisting the county emergency management office with completing all required quarterly re ports, submitting request for reim bursement and conducting the close out report. Basis for Selection: Prospective contractors will submit the following by July 25, 2014 to be considered for award: 1. Proposed completion date (10%) 2. Previous experience with Union County Emergency Management (30%) 3. Qualifications of firm (30%) 4. Minority Contractor (30%) Submissions can be made via email to the attention of John Walker, the Emergency Management Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. 7/10 2tchg 7/17-UCT NOTICE BID # 14-02 AL RELOCATION The New River Solid Waste Associ ation (NRSWA) is extending an in vitation for bids (IFB) for the reloca tion of asbestos containing material (ACM). The successful Bidder will be responsible for furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, tools, trans portation, services, and incidentals required to relocate approximately 3,000 cubic yards of ACM from the New River Regional Landfill (NRRL) Class III Landfill to the adjacent Class I Landfill. The material is located with in an approximate 1-acre area though specific types of deposited ACM are unknown; the material may be friable. The work includes excavating, trans porting, placing, and covering with 1 foot of soil the ACM from the Class III Landfill to the Class I Landfill. All work shall be completed in accordance with the specifications, drawings, and contract requirements included as part of the contract documents. NRRL is located approximately 2.5 miles north of Raiford, Florida, on the east side of State Road 121 in Union County. Bid packages and other in formation are available for pickup at the Administrative Office at NRSWA, 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, Flor ida, 32083. All bids must be submitted on the Bid Form provided. Completed bids are to be mailed to NRSWA, PO Box 647, Raiford, Florida, 32083 or delivered to the NRSWA Administra tive Office at 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, Florida, 32083. After the IFB opening, the bids will be examined for completeness and preserved in the custody of the NRSWA Executive Director. NRSWA Purchasing Policy will be ensued. All bids received after the specified time and date will not be considered. Contact the NRSWA office at 386-431-1000 for questions concerning the bid package. The DEADLINE for submittal is Monday, August 4, 2014, 3:00 pm (local time). 7/10 1tchg-UCT TAX DEED # 63-2014-TD-0001 TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that J. R. Davis the holder(s) of the follow ing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the prop erty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE #: 68 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: 10-06-18-00-000-0140-0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Commencing at a point on the East line of County Road 241 where said line intersects the South line of pub lic graded road to Hopewell AME Church of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec tion 10, Township 6 South, Range 18 East, and run East 155.57 feet, thence South 210 feet, thence West 155.57 feet to the East right of way line of County Road 241, thence run North on said East line 210 feet to Point of Beginning. NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: Jimmie Lee Jones Said property being in the County of Union, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed accord ing to the law, the property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lob by at 11:00 A.M., the 7th day of Au gust, 2014. Dated this 7th day of July, 2014, Kellie Hendricks Connell Clerk of Circuit Court Union County, Florida Persons with disabilities request ing reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact (386) 496-3711. 7/10 4tchg 7/31-UCT Legals Murray Ford named UC School Districts 2013-14 Business Partner of the Year Partner of the Year. It was also nominated by the school board and subsequently Award. In introducing the awards, Union County High School Athletic Director Ronny to Union County sports and beyondeven though his dealership is in Bradford meeting, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart also congratulated the dealership for its selection for the state award. In its nomination letter, the school board wrote, the last four years. The board highlighted his sponsorships, apparel donations, local food drives, vehicle donations, awards, anonymously helping students attend college and camps and providing gifts to needy families at Christmas, purchasing On June 30, Sam Daniels retired from the Union County Road Department after 42 years of service. The Union County Road and Solid Waste Departments, along with county commissioners and the Daniels family, honored Daniels on June 27 with a luncheon to celebrate his retirement. Capt. Matt Whitehead (top photo, below), with the Department of Corrections, presented Daniels with a certificate of appreciation for all the work he has done over the years for the Reception and Medical Center. Road Dept. Superintendent Shelton Arnold Jr. (bottom photo, below) presented a plaque and clock to Daniels, who was employed by Union County from June 13, 1972, through June 30, 2014. He will be missed greatly by his fellow coworkers and all who had the pleasure of working with him over the years. They hope he enjoys his retirement, saying he has earned it. Daniels retires from UC Road Dept. after 42 years
4A Union County Times Thursday, July 10, 2014 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMS)Sunday School 9 a.m. W orship Service at 10 a.m. 4900 NW 182nd Way Starke(Entrance to Conerly Estates on S.R. 16) (904) email@example.com Everyone Welcome!Childrens Church 10 a.m. DAWN CORBETTINSURANCE AGENCY(904) 964-7707FREE Insurance Quotes No obligation...Call Today! School Union County School Board recognitions in June service. Not pictured are Rhonda Clyatt and Daisy Reeves. the school board Sherry Barnett for 30 years of service. Not pictured is Patsy LBES announces new Safety Patrol members BY TAMMY WILKERSON Special to the Times As part of the end of the year celebrations, a longstanding tradition at Lake Butler Elementary School is to select the fourth grade Safety Patrol for the upcoming year. To be considered for a position on the Safety Patrol, a student must meet certain criteria which includes maintaining an A/B average during their entire third grade year, displaying positive character traits and leadership skills, and being nominated by a faculty or staff member. For the 2014-15 school year a total of 47 students were selected to make up the Safety Patrol. These students include Captains Ella Dicks and Angela Tucker, Lieutenants Kindall Johnson and Karly Ann Raulerson, and Sargeants Ian Brannen and Reagan Robinson. Additional Safety Patrol members include Blake Agner, Justin Alford, Sarah Archer, Abigail Batson, Danielle Barrick, Johnny Benefield, Ben Cabral, Leah Clark, Alexis Cox, Ashlinn Crawford, Kennedy Dang, Colby Dukes, Natalie Gay, Ethan Graham, Bailey Handley, Cody Harris, Keaton Holmes, Jasmin James, Josilyn Jenkins, Madison Johnson, Matthew Laux, Dylan Lovelace, Hailey Maloney, Michael Mohl, Jaci Patrick, Emma Perron, Emily Richards, Caleb Ripplinger, Carson Rogers, Jordan Sanderson, Aaliyah Sellers, Karly Shatto, Hannah Sherrod, Catalina Sweat, Haylee Tanner, Waylen Tetstone, Katie Wade, Karleigh White, Tristen Woodall, Tamia Young and Caleb Zapp.
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Union County Times 5A for Union County Times rfntbf fr $ Money-$aving Coupons from Spires Dollar General CVS Winn-Dixie Walgreens & other great stores & restaurants!New Subscribers Only School The UCHS Science Envirothon team received third place at Regionals. Scholarship. team member Case Emerson, who won first place at Regionals and State in Oral Presentation. Not pictured are Kent Coburn, Amanda Snyder, Kaleb DuBose and Andrew Bloomfield. Regionals in Anatomy & Physiology and Place Have a story, announcement or news for the Union County Times ? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
6A Union County Times Thursday, July 10, 2014 Everyone Benefits!When you shop with your Lake Butler merchant you help out a lot of activities in your community.Your community merchants support High School Activities to include: Band, Football, Baseball, Tennis, FFA, KRA, Pop Warner, 4-H, Clubs, Veterans Organizations, Seniors, Churches, Scouts, and a lot more... These organizations make our community a better place to live and add value to our lives. Your local merchant is glad to help out but they need your support. When you have a need that you can fulfill in the Lake Butler area, your patronage will be appreciated...The Union County T imes encourages all to shop with our advertisers...For a stronger business community. UCI UCI promotes Rex Bailes to captain Union Correctional Institu tion celebrated the promotion of Lt. Rex Bailes to the rank of captain on Jan.15. Bailes now leads the institutions D Shift, one of two night shifts working at the main unit. Capt. Bailes began his career with the Department of Corrections in October of 1989 when he was hired as a correctional officer at NERCI. He was promoted to sergeant in 1995. He transferred to UCI as a sergeant and primarily supervised the confinement dorms, working with inmates who are behavioral problems. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2007 at UCI. Bailes is certified as a trainer/instructor and, as such, teaches classes to both new recruits and experienced officers. He teaches basic corrections and basic law enforcement and also provides specialized training to experienced officers who are seeking to move up in rank or secure a more specialized position. At the pinning ceremony held for Capt. Bailes on Jan. 15, Warden Diane Andrews said it was a happy occasion for a very deserving person. Bailes said he first wanted to thank God for the support and guidance in his life. Id also like to thank everyone who worked with me and helped me through the years, he said. I put this in Gods hands and He took care of it. Rex Bailes is pinned with his captains bars by Col. Kevin Box (right) and Major Daniel Manning (left). Union Correctional Institution recently congratulated Sgt. Byron Croft (right) on receiving the pin that commemorated was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2013 and currently serves as a sergeant in the general population housing units was promoted to the rank of sergeant and John Hood (third from left) was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Hood UCI Work Camp. Staff members gathered to watch the new rank insignia get pinned to the uniforms of these two staff Union Correctional Institution awarded service pins April 15 to a group of staff members, commemorating their years of Kimbrill (20 years), Lt. Julie Thomas (15 years), Capt. John Strong (15 years), Sgt. Rick Robinson ( 5 years) and Sgt. Kevin Walton (10 years). RIGHT: Col. Kevin Box (left) presents years of service. The UCI leadership team congratulated all of these staff members on their continued excellent service to the Department of Corrections.
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Kids Shows 10am & 1pm All Seats $5.00July 16th Peabody & ShermanDAWN OF THEPLANET OF THE APES BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph, Times and Monitor A passion for the unique and unusual has guided the life of Keystone Heights resident Don Morgan for most of his adult life, and at 83 he said he wouldnt have it any other way. After a life spent big-game hunting all over the world and running his own alligator farm, among other endeavors, Morgan even found time for a successful career as an architect. During his career, Morgan designed all of the schools still in use in Bradford County with the exception of Starke Elementary. His first school project was Lawtey Community School in 1963. Morgan has designed more then 40 schools in seven Florida counties as well as courthouses, jails and even a few churches in a total of eight counties. He stopped architecture as a full-time profession in 2000, although he describes himself as semi-retired. We work to support ourselves and to have the money to do what we really want to do, Morgan said. Morgan has hunted all over the world, mainly on a quest to join a small number of international hunters, members of the International Sheep Hunters Association, who can claim to have bagged all of the species and sub-species of wild sheep available for hunting worldwide. At the time, he needed to get members of 16 different species to qualify. He did it, becoming only the 128 th person in the world to do so. To reach his goal, Morgan traveled the globe, visiting Russia, China, Mongolia, Canada, Australia and Europe in search of specific species. While in country, he hunted other animals as they were available, and, on his trip to Africa, he hunted leopard and plains game exclusively as there were no sheep in the part of the continent he visited. Recently, several countries have opened up to allow hunting that were not options when Morgan was pursuing his goal. It now takes 21 species and subspecies to take the prize, but Morgan said he is satisfied with what he has accomplished. Im happy with my achievement and have moved on to something different, Morgan said. Besides, the mountains are harder to climb now than they used to be. Morgan donated all of his mounted trophies, most of which were full-body mounts, to the University of Florida Natural History Museum. The collection was valued at $700,000. Along the way, Morgan served as state chapter president of Safari Club International for the Orlando club, then later as president of the National Safari Club International in 1984-85. He is also a past state chapter president of the Wild Turkey Federation. About two years ago, Morgan became fascinated with the Keystones Morgan: a life of the unique and unusual The Bradford High School Football Boosters invite Tornado supporters to meet new head coach Corey Green, his family and staff at the Downtown Grill in Starke on Friday, July 11, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Green, who was previously the assistant head coach at Fleming Island High School, has 12 years of experience at Florida and Georgia schools. He is the son of longtime coach Danny Green. Green replaces Steve Reynolds, who resigned after two years and is now an assistant at Oakleaf High School. The Tornadoes play Buchholz in a preseason classic at Gainesvilles Citizens Field on Friday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. before opening the regular season with a home game against Suwannee on Friday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m. BHS fans can meet new coach on July 11 native African cattle known collectively as Watusi. (See sidebar.) He was drawn to the interesting history, rarity and, most of all, their impressive and unique appearance. He began to research the cattle on the Internet and soon discovered the World Watusi Association and, through it, a good friend and mentor in Joy Ryder of Black Walnut Springs, Missouri. It wasnt long until Morgan decided he just had to have some of the cattle. Ryder helped Morgan buy five animals early in 2013 and six more later in the year. Most of these animals were under 5 years of age, but one, D.H. Lightning was an 11-year-old cow that Morgan said he just had to have because her horn spread was so wide. Among the others was Popeye, a 3.5-year-old tame bull. The cattle are now producing offspring and thriving on Morgans C.S.T. Ranch. He said that, in the future, he sees Watusi cattle as providing beef, but for now he is still at what he calls the cow and calf phase. Since Morgans Watusi cattle are all foundation pure animals cattle that are genetically pure and have never been interbred with other typesthey are in demand as breeder by other enthusiasts. The cattle are not cheap, ranging in price from $1,500 to $2,000 each. If the animal is tame, the price goes up at least another $1,000, as it does if the animal is outstanding in confirmation, color, genetics or bloodlines. An animal that excels in all areas can sell for $25,000 or more. People who have other types of cattleor even some who keep no livestock at allare attracted to the unique appearance of the Watusi and call Morgan to see about purchasing one for a pet or, as Morgan puts it, a field ornament. I get a goodly number of calls every week from people driving by and seeing the cattle in the field and the sign for the ranch, Morgan said. They usually want to buy just one, but cool quickly when I tell them the price. I havent gotten any call-backs. Working with his cattle has led Morgan in another interesting direction on his acreage; growing perennial peanuts. These plants do not produce peanuts, but instead are grown for hay. The plants take about a year and a half to become fully established, with the rizomes forming a ground-covering mat. Once the plants are established, then the hay can be cut every time it reaches 6 inches in height. The plant is self-perpetuating. It can be produced at a cost that is competitive with alfalfa ($25 for a 50-pound bale) and has just as high a protein content, if not See MORGAN, 6B A group of Don Don Morgan See page 6B
to remember him. The family chose the following quoteby H. Jackson Brown Jr.to be inscribed on a plaque that has been placed beside the tree: Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you. Rosier, who came up with the idea of planting a tree in Hobbs honor, said she received help from Jordan, Taylor and a lot of other people in making it a reality. The Hobbs family expressed its gratitude in being a part of the process. In the statement provided to the Telegraph-TimesMonitor, the family said, When Karen Jordan began working on the tree dedication, we were very pleased to be included in the planning process and are thankful that she used the quote the family chose for Johnnys plaque. positive experience for those he saw. Judges mentioned that he was respectful of everyone and loved doing good for our community. They also spoke of Johnnys family, faith and kindness. These are all things that we recognized and loved about him, but were thankful to know that others also saw the good that he was doing. Rosier gave the welcoming remarks, discussing the shadetree story and how Bradford County Sheriffs Office Sgt. Diane Taylor and Karen Jordan, senior court operations consultant with the Eighth Judicial Circuit, were fond of referencing it. Rosier also mentioned that Courtroom 2 at the Bradford County Courthouse would always be Judge Hobbs courtroom. Circuit Judge James Colaw was one of several who spoke during the ceremony. He said the opportunity to speak at such a special ceremony was a privilege, but added it meant even more to do so in honor of a man he loved as a friend. I began my legal career with the State Attorneys Office in 1997 in Bradford County, and Judge Hobbs was the first judge I practiced in front of, Colaw said. He was my first picture of what a lawyer and what a judge should be. Colaw said it was Hobbs practice to offer attorneys the chance to sit with him following a trial and discuss the trial and offer critiques. I never missed those opportunities, Colaw said. We would talk about the trial for 10-15 minutes, and then the conversation would always evolve into hour-long discussions about life and family. He always talked about his family and his boys. It was evident how much he loved them and how proud of them he was. Hobbs served as an example of what a man and father should be, Colaw said. That is just how Hobbs family wished 2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, July 10, 2014 BOUNCE HOUSE RENTALS Put a Bounce in Spring FloridaBounceRentals.com email@example.comServing Keystone Heights, Starke, Hampton, Earleton, Interlachen, Putnam Hall, Florahome COUPONS10% OFF 1st time booking 10% OFF for referrals 15% OFF for renting 2 or more units 5% OFF reservations made 4 weeks in advance352-745-1399 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Any time Judge Johnny Hobbs had to temporarily leave what was known as his courtroom Courtroom 2at the Bradford County Courthouse, his humorous reply would be to just let him have a big, shade tree to hold court under. Hobbs has since passed, but he now has his shade tree. A treededication ceremony was held June 17 as a Drake elm tree was planted on the Bradford County Courthouse grounds in honor of the man who served as a county judge in the Eighth Judicial Circuit for 19 years before his death on Aug. 7, 2013, at the age of 56. Judge Hobbs will be remembered every time we pass that Drake elm planted in his honor, Eighth Judicial Circuit Judge Phyllis Rosier said. Approximately 100 courthouse officials, judges and members of Hobbs family were present at the ceremony. In a statement given to the Telegraph-TimesMonitor, the Hobbs family said, We understand how unique it is to live in a community that loves and encourages our family on so many levels. The judges at the dedication spoke firsthand about Johnnys courtroom as a well-oiled machine and his ability to make it a pleasant and Tree planted at courthouse in Judge Hobbs memory Do you know who your granddaddy is? Join the Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for a free genealogy workshop on Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. until noon at Gallery 26 on S.R. 26 in Melrose. For more information, please contact Leslie Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-4755090. The Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented awards to Bradford County, Keystone Heights and Melrose students in May and June. Each student received an engraved certificate from Washington, D.C., in a goldembossed document cover with an engraved medal and chapter check. Bradford High School students Emily Potter and Lessly Spates received JROTC awards, while BHS student Justin Williams and Starke Elementary School student Nadia Gross received Youth Good Citizenship Awards. Youth Good Citizenship Awards were presented to the following Keystone Heights students: Rachel Shirley Lee (Keystone Heights Jr./Sr. High School), Carter Williamson Drane (KHHS) Sophia Kicklighter (Keystone Heights Elementary School) and Zachary Taylor (McRae Elementary School). Melrose Elementary student Elena Jolley received a Youth Good Citizenship Award as well. Any woman 18 or older regardless of race, religion or ethnic backgroundwho can prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence between April 19, 1775, and Nov. 26, 1783, is eligible for Daughters of the American Revolution membership. Please contact Konnie Beauregard at copnurse1999@windstream. net or 352-475-1865 for more information. Daughters of the American Revolution to host genealogy workshop Students receive awards from local DAR chapter
did not seem to have as hard a time as many people did. They had plenty to eat and no major money problems, despite the fact her father lost several thousand dollars in a bank failure. The only hardship she remembered from the time was the rationing of gasoline and sugar. She married King William (Bill) Parks on March 10, 1934. The couple lived in Cross City for a while, and then moved south to Palm Beach County.Bill was one of the first highway patrolmen in the state, working in 1936-37 in Homestead for the short-lived Florida Road Patrol, which only lasted one year. Parks said she can remember him getting ready for work, putting on boots and Jodhpur pants to ride his motorcycle. She remembered the funny stories he would tell her about the things he ran into on the job. In Homestead, the family rented a downstairs apartment. Parks remembered weathering a hurricane with her children at her landlords house next door it had proven able to withstand storms in the pastwhile Bill was out working on his motorcycle. She also remembered having an active social life, including attending dances in Miami. always like that, she wrote. We only had one building for out church. The men would sit on one side and the women and children on the other. They would pass around one of the mens hats to collect the offering, which wasnt much. Mama taught a class and was the church secretary. She further recalled, The pastor would come in on Saturday morning and pick out the best place to stay sometimes until Monday morning. It was always our house or Gladys (a first cousin) parents house; the home of the late Oscar Carter. I guess we had better food. The preacher lived in a little town not too far away, but we still didnt have church every Sunday. Parks remembered when her family was the only one around to have a car except for some local doctors. Her father bought a 1914 Ford touring car, and the girls kept it clean and polished. Parks particularly remembered the cars features. It had straight fenders, carbide lights and a crank you had to turn by hand. The radiator was trimmed in brass and looked like gold. If the top was down, and a rain came up quick, you would get soaked putting the curtains up because it took time. Parks remembered the Depression and said her family Thursday, July 10, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B STARKE 904-368-0131 1103 S. 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Although Parks is unable to communicate due to damage from a stroke about three years ago, her family, life and achievements live on in a journal she began in 2001 and in the memories of her son William Bill Parks. Parks is the daughter of wellknown early Lawtey farmer Uncle Marion D. Carter and his wife, Christina Dohm. Carter was born near Black Creek, about 5 miles north of Lawtey, on Oct. 4, 1873one of 11 children born to George Washington and Jane Austin Carter. Marion Carters wife, Dohm, was one of three daughters of German immigrants. In an old Telegraph interview, Carter said of his wife, She made me the smartest wife in the world. She was a concert violinist who died of Parkinsons disease in the 1920s. The couple married in 1900. Carter was well known in the area both as a farmer and, especially in his later years, as a teller of humorous tales. (See sidebar.) According to her memoirs, Louie Bell was born on Jan. 31, 1906, near Lawtey in a fourroom log cabin with porches all around. The doctor who attended at her birth was Dr. Brown, the familys physician for many years and, apparently a family friend as Louie Bell was named after his daughter. Her sister Melba followed in 1902. Parks fondest childhood memories center around her parents and paternal grandparents. I had such good parents and grandparent on Papas side, she wrote in her journal. They had so many grandchildren and they had a big place where we would go and play. Grandma would always have lots of cookies for us kids. They had lots of fruit treesoranges, figs, grapes, persimmonsand always a big vegetable garden besides the farm and horses. Those were the good ole days, so different from now. Parks memories of a simpler time include passing her childhood hours cutting out paper dolls and making paper The New River Community Health Center Board of Directors will meet July 16. 2014 at the Union County Library, located at 250 SE 5th Ave, Lake Butler, FL 32054 from 12:30 1:30 pm. 7/10 1tchg-B-sect Legals Dear Editor: On April 11, 2014 our whole lives changed as our son was taken from us in a traffic homicide. Until this day, no charges have been brought on this man, a Clay County bus driver who has never once said he was sorry but could hit and kill my son and return to work on that following Monday morning like he did nothing wrong. Shame on you Clay County for letting him climb back on a school bus after this. Clay County Sheriffs office say he just said C.R. 214 was dark that morning well thats why we have headlights, and why is it that I can sit on Ranchette Road on those school mornings and see the young lady that he saved walk from her front door all the way to the bus stop? My son walked from our house to that bus stop so she would not have to be there alone. Shame on Clay County Transportation for changing her bus stop for a week and then wanting her to go back to the other and having to walk by there everyday and having to have all those horrible memories come back. It is hard for me to drive by there, I cry every time I go by. There needs to be justice for Shane and this man needs to be charged and reminded everyday of what he has done. We did not get to see him walk across that stage, his name was called followed by in memory, never see him become a chef, open his own restaurant, or get married and become a father. I am tired of the run around and the idea that he thinks he can just kill a child and act like he did nothing wrong. He was the rock for all his peers he helped so many and now they wonder what are they going to do. His was son, brother, grandson, cousin, uncle and friend who has truly earned his wings and be called a HERO he deserves JUSTICE. I just want to know what is taking so long. This Friday, July 11, it will be three months and I think that is long enough, too long. Melissa Savoy A Very Angry Mother Mother wants justice for Shane Letters email@example.com Louie Bell Parks: lifetime journey continues at age 108 houses for the dolls to live in. She remembers walking 3 miles each way to school, starting at age 6, despite rain, cold, frost and icicles; it didnt matter. We never seemed to get sick or have to stay home. She recalled that when she and her sister got a little older, they came home to face chores. When we got home we had to change our school clothes and put on our everyday clothes to do some work on the farm. She said they did things like picking strawberries and picking up corn stalks. As the girls got older, they were able to participate in more social activities, such as cane grindings, playing games and even having boyfriends. The family attended what was then known as Clay Hill Baptist Church. (The name was later changed to Long Branch Church.) The pastors were not formally paid, but subsisted on the collections taken up when the hat was passed at services and on the largess of the community. For several years, the pastor was L.W. Kicklighter from Kinsley Lake. Parks recalled her church experiences with candor. We would have a week of church revivalswe would Col. Samuel Elbert chapter members Konnie Beauregard (regent/delegate) and Judy Jull (historian/librarian) had good news to report after their trip to the National Society Daughters of the American Revolutions 123 rd Continental Congress, June 24-29, in Washington, D.C. On June 24, Jull was presented with the second-place award in American Heritage Fiber Arts for her hand-loomed blanket called Threads of Time. Her award represents the 177,000 members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. While in Washington, Beauregard was contacted by Janet Messser, the chairman of the Florida State Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Committee. Messer said Caitlyn Tryouts for the Bradford Middle School football team will be held Aug. 4-6 at 8:30 a.m. Players must have a current FHSAA physical on file with the school before trying out. If unable to attend, please call coach William Brewington at 352-234-9743. Children can still sign up for participation in United Youth Football and Cheer through the Bradford Athletic Association, with practices set to begin Monday, July 14, at 6 p.m. at the R.J.E. fields. The Union County High School Boys Basketball Team would like to invite everyone to an alumni basketball game for men and women, as well as alumni cheerleaders, on Saturday, July 26, at the UCHS National convention memorable for local DAR chapter Sanders, who received the Col. Samuel Elbert chapters 2014 Betty Warren Memorial Scholarship, was chosen by the Florida State Society to receive a $750 scholarship that is renewable for four years if she maintains a GPA of at least 3.60. Beauregard attended all of the Continental Congress business sessions as a voting Florida delegate as well as four evenings of special events at Constitution Hall. She also attended Celebrate America Night at the Grand Hyatt with President General Lynn Forney Young. Bradford Athletic Assoc. football, cheerleading starts July 14 Football consists of five age divisions: 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U. All teams are unlimited weight, with no restrictions. Age-determining date is July 31, 2014. The cost is $100, which includes jersey, pants and socks. Cheerleading consists of three age divisions: Tiny Tots (4-6), United 9 (7-9) and United 13 (10-13). The age-determining date is the same as football. The cost is $150, which includes uniform, shoes and pom-poms all of which the child keeps. For more information, or to sign up, please call Stephanie Scott at 904-364-6642 or Dana Britt at 904-364-3268. Tigers of the past to be part of UCHS alumni game gym. The womens game will tip off at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m. This planned annual event will go back 20 years to 1994, plus another 20 years on top of that to 1974, for participants. (A year will be added for each successive year of the game.) There will be a $10 participation fee, which will include a T-Shirt for the event. Teams will be split up as purple (even years) and gold (odd years). There will be a $5 admission for all non-participants. The concessions stand will be open. For more information, contact Rufus Jefferson at 352-3180790. BMS football tryouts start Aug. 4
4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, July 10, 2014 Be Sure YOUStay Cool!SUMMER is HERE...and It s Heating Up!!! SUMMERTIME CHECKUPJENKINS HEATING/AIRand Electrical, Inc.Sales & Service All Brands Licensed/Insured352-258-6078Randall6078@gmail.com www.RJACandElectrical.comLic# RA13067498 EC13005674 $9 9 t Crime t The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union and Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Jennifer J. Barnett, 26, of Lawtey was arrested July 2 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for possession of drug equipment. Rosa Lee Bruce, 54, of Starke and Brian Sean Copeland, 40, of Keystone Heights were arrested July 3 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Bruce and Copeland, who are related, got into an argument over Bruce cooking dinner. Copeland pushed Bruce down onto a couch, and Bruce scratched Copeland on the chest. Both were arrested for domestic battery. Bond was set at $7,500 each for Bruce and Copeland. Tamara Lee Burgess, 22, of Waldo was arrested July 7 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $25,000 for the charge. Paul A. Byrd, 41, of Starke was arrested July 1 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $50,000 for the charge. John Lamar Crews, 44, of Starke was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for contempt of court. Bond was set at $25,000 for the charge. Christopher Dewayne Fowler, 21, of Lawtey was arrested July 3 by Bradford deputies for two charges of probation violation. Rockey Arnold Gardner, 50, of Hampton was arrested July 2 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Gardner and his girlfriend had been arguing for several hours, when she left his residence before returning later in a vehicle. The gate to the residence was locked, and the victim waited until Gardner drove up to unlock the gate. After unlocking the gate, the victim stated Gardner came over to her vehicle and started to choke her after she explained where she had been, squeezing her neck until she almost passed out. After he stopped choking her, he walked away, but told the victim things were going to start happening to her. Law enforcement and was called and arrested Gardner. Bond was set at $25,000 for the charge. Randall Michael Edwin Gordon, 22, of Lawtey was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Gordon went to a female cousins home to ask to borrow money. Gordon first grabbed the cousin by the arm during an argument and later grabbed her arm again, raising his fist and threatening to do her harm if she raised her voice again toward his girlfriend, who was at the home with him and involved in the argument, too. Bond was set at $2,500 for the charge. George Robert Jackson, 35, of Raiford was arrested July 5 by Bradford deputies for burglary of an occupied dwelling, grand theft larceny, stalking and criminal mischief-property damage. According to the arrest report, Jackson had been calling and texting a woman he had a prior relationship with during the past month. He had also been driving by her residence, and law enforcement was called to her home June 21 when he was banging on the door and the windows, yelling and asking to be let in the home. He was asked to leave at that time, but wasnt arrested. On July 5, the victim came home and saw Jacksons vehicle drive by her home before she exited her car, so she went to stay with her mother. When she returned several hours later, her home had been broken into, with several TVs destroyed, a fish aquarium overturned and her bedroom in disarray. A PlayStation 3 was also missing. In earlier texts and messages to the victim, Jackson stated he had paid for the PlayStation, and that he would get her back. Jackson was located later, Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union arrested and taken to jail. At the jail, during a search of Jackson, a small packet of cocaine was discovered in his wallet, leading to additional charges against him of possession of cocaine and smuggling contraband into a detention facility. Bond was set at $280,000 for the charges. James Earl Jameson, 59, of Melrose was arrested July 5 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Jameson is accused of kicking the victimhis wifein the buttocks after they were playing golf and drinking, and getting into an argument later in the day. Bond was set at $2,500 for the charge. Mark Joshua Klepfer, 35, of Middleburg was arrested July 3 by Bradford deputies for larceny. According to the arrest report, Klepfer was a driver for Williams Brothers Trucking in Starke and had picked up a load of pine bark valued at $1,000 in Hoboken, Georgia, on July 1. It was supposed to be delivered to Elixson Wood Products in Bradford County, but the operations manager at the trucking company checked the GPS log and saw that it was never delivered there. Instead, the GPS log showed the truck went to Maxville and stayed at an address for several hours before returning to Kelpfers home in Middleburg on July 2. Eventually, it was discovered the load of bark was dropped off at the residence in Maxville, and Clay deputies were called in to assist in the investigation. Klepfer was interviewed by law enforcement the following day and admitted to dumping the pine bark in Maxville, stating he did so because his truck got stuck in the sand. He stated he didnt notify Williams Brothers Trucking of the incident and knew it was a criminal act to dump the load, but didnt think anyone would find out that he didnt deliver the pine bark to Elixsons. He was arrested, and bond was set at $3,000 for the charge. Ryan David Kornegay, 23, of Winter Park was arrested July 1 by Bradford deputies on probation violation. Thomas Eugene Lee, 61, of Starke was arrested July 1 by Bradford deputies for cruelty toward a child. According to the arrest, report Lee was at the Kangaroo store on Griffis Loop in Starke with a 2-year-old child and a 29-year-old woman who was babysitting the child. According to several witnesses and video from the store, Lee exited the store with the child and walked toward the dumpsters, trying to get the child to follow him. The child wouldnt and was walking away from him when he turned around, walked up to the child and struck her across the head and face with his left hand. The force of the strike caused the child to fall against a metal cage with propane tanks and her head during the fall. The child then ran to the woman babysitting her, who appeared to be laughing at the incident, according to several of the witnesses. When deputies located Lee at his residence later, he refused to answer any questions and was arrested. The babysitter stated that the child had been chewing some paper at the store and refused to stop. Since the child wasnt listening, the babysitter said that Lee approached the child, and the child kicked him, at which time he hit the child. According to the sheriffs office, there is an open investigation against the babysitter in the incident. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge against Lee. Wardele James Mayes, 22, of Gainesville was arrested July 5 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana. Tonya Patricia McClain, 52, of Orlando was arrested July 4 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Billy Frank McDaniel, 28, of Lawtey and Mandy McDaniel, 33, of Lawtey were arrested July 7 by Bradford deputies and charged with battery and producing marijuana. According to the arrest report, the married couple got into an argument which turned physicalover a window blind. They struck each other with their open hands. Mandy McDaniel then called law enforcement, while her husband fled into the woods by their residence. After law enforcement conducted a short search of the woods, Billy McDaniel came out and proceeded to tell the deputy his wife had two marijuana plants growing in plastic pots behind the home. After verifying there were two marijuana plants behind the home, the deputy questioned Mandy McDaniel about them. She said she had planted the seeds, but that her husband took care of the plants since he has the green thumb in the family. Both were arrested after more questioning, with bond set at $1,000 each for the charges. Joseph Lee Mitchell, 45, of Starke was arrested July 4 by Bradford deputies for simple assault. According to the arrest report, Mitchell harassed the victim at her residence several times in the past week, crawling through a window and waking her up, screaming, snatching her car keys from her mothers hand and pushing an AC unit out of a window to gain access to the home. Apparently Mitchell used to live at the residence with the victim, but hasnt for the past six months. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. Justin Daniel Mobley, 31, of Glen St. Mary was arrested July 5 by Bradford deputies for burglary, two charges of larceny and fraud-illegal use of credit cards. According to the arrest report, Mobley is accused of stealing a laptop computer, a bank bag with $50 in cash, a gas can and a credit card from the truck of a former employer he was fired from a month ago. The employer kept a key to the truck hidden, and Mobley was one of a few people who knew of the key. Law enforcement was also able to obtain video from the Kangaroo store in Lake Butler that showed Mobley purchasing gas with the stolen credit card. With the assistance of the Union County Sheriffs Office, deputies were able to locate Mobley at a friends home in Lake Butler and arrest him. Bond was set at $300,000 for the charges. Diane Karrie Lee Newham, 37, of Starke was arrested July 6 by Starke police for larceny and on a warrant from Suwannee County for failure to appear for petit theft. According to the arrest report, Newham was observed by a Walmart employee putting several items in her purse before passing all points of sale to leave the store. She was held until police arrived, at which time the out-of-county warrant was discovered through dispatch. Bond was set at $10,500 for the charges. Kori Jo Reed, 27, of Lake Butler was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Jerry Dwayne Smith, 27, of Jacksonville was arrested July 2 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Alvaro M. Vargas, 36, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was arrested July 5 by Lawtey police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Leroy Warren, 52, of New Orleans was arrested July 7 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Julius Jamal White, 26, of Jacksonville was arrested July 2 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Keystone/Melrose Sally Cruz, 35, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 3 by Clay deputies for battery. Marlene Gladieux, 52, of Hampton was arrested July 2 by Clay deputies for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. According to an arrest report, deputies arrested Gladieux, Charlene Griffis, David Grubb and Robert Martin after discovering they and associates had attempted 223 purchases of pseudoephedrine between April 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014. Pseudoephedrine is an essential chemical in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Deputies also found evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing while rummaging through the suspects garbage and while observing Grubb purchase Sudafed 24 at the Keystone Heights Walgreens. John Goodwin, 19, of Melrose was arrested July 2 by Putnam deputies for a probation violation. Charlene Griffis, 55, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 2 by Clay deputies for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. David Grubb, 48 of Keystone Heights was arrested July 2 by Clay deputies for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Charles Lee Johns, 34, of Starke was arrested July 2 by Putnam deputies for an out-ofcounty warrant. Robert Martin, 43 of Keystone Heights was arrested July 2 by Clay deputies for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. Shirley McIntire, 78, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 2 by Clay deputies for uttering a worthless check over $150. Jeannie Marie Piper, 33, of Melrose was arrested July 7 by Putnam deputies for a probation violation. Jerry Ralph Sneed, 43, of Melrose was arrested July 4 by Putnam deputies for criminal mischief with property damage. Union Brandon Joseph Croft, 30, of Lake Butler was arrested July 1 by Union deputies for contempt of court. Bond was set at $1,070 for the charge. Kelvin Marcel Edwards, 49, of Lake Butler was arrested July 6 by Union deputies for battery, petit theft, resisting an officer and disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, deputies were called to a residence near the library in Lake Butler about a disturbance. Edwards had taken the keys to a vehicle of a friend and wouldnt give them back. He threatened the deputy with violence when the deputy asked for the keys and had a strong odor of alcohol coming from him. After the deputy got the keys from Edwards, he continued to yell, scream and threaten the deputy, who then attempted to handcuff him and put him in the patrol car. Edwards elbowed the deputy and kicked him while he was wrestled to the ground, handcuffed and eventually put in the patrol car. The owner of the vehicle stated she wants to pursue charges for the theft of her vehicle keys. Thomas Shayne Faircloth, 26, of Glen St. Mary was arrested July 6 by Union deputies on a warrant from Clay County for petit theft and driving while license suspended or revoked. Lucy Foster, 31, of Brooker was arrested July 5 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, she intentionally struck a 29-year-old female. Manuela Martha Hernandez, 45, of Lake Butler was arrested July 5 by Union deputies for aggravated battery-using a deadly weapon. According to the arrest report, Hernandez struck a 27-year-old male with a glass bottle and then cut him with a broken piece of the bottle. Bond was set at $100,000 for the charge. Steven Larone Keith, 31, of Macclenny was arrested July 5 by Union deputies for driving while license suspended or revokedhabitual offender. According to the arrest report, Keiths license was suspended in 2009 and canceled indefinitely this year. Thomas Blade Lemay, 17, of Lake Butler was arrested July 2 by Union deputies for vehicle theft-felony grand theft and resisting an officer. According to the arrest report, Lemay took a relatives vehicle without permission after making a copy of the key, also without permission. When a deputy went to investigate, Lemay had returned the vehicle, but fled on a bike into a wooded area when he saw the deputy, who was trying to question him about the vehicle. The deputy spotted him a short while later behind some apartment buildings, but Lemay ran into the woods again and escaped questioning. Eventually, Lemay called the sheriffs office, and the deputy met him at an apartment. He was arrested after admitting to making the key and taking the relatives vehicle without permission. Luke Smith, 28, of Lake Butler was arrested June 30 by Union deputies on four warrants for distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a public park or school and possession of drugscontrolled substance without a prescription including over 20 grams of marijuana. Bond was set at $240,000 for the charges.
Hampshire to the late Walter and Jennie (Jennison) Stone and moved to Keystone Heights 14 years ago from Deltona. Prior to retirement he was a mechanic in the United States Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. Survivors are: his wife of 22 years, Lynne (Rommel) Stone of Keystone Heights; children, Michelle Bevilacqua, Lori Hodgdon, and Scott Stone all of Newport, Robin Chattin of Melrose, Ron Bentley of New Smyrna Beach, and Danielle Bently of North Carolina; 13 grandchildren; and 18 greatgrandchildren. Memorial services will be at his residence at a later date. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Timothy Wilkerson, Sr. BRADFORD COUNTY Timothy Russell Wilkerson, Sr., 66, a lifelong resident of Bradford County died on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born in Lawtey on March 4, 1948 to the late Leon Wilkerson and Ruby Francis Lowery Wilkerson. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a truck driver who drove for more than 40 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Raymond F. Wilkerson and Willie Edward Wilkerson. He is survived by: his wife of 44 years, Lou Ellen Wilkerson of Starke; children, Kenna Wilkerson of Starke, Terry (Lamar) Anderson of Lawtey, Rhonda Manning of Interlachen, Charmin Wilkerson of Jacksonville, Robin (David) Christ of Jacksonville, Timothy (Dana) Wilkerson, Jr. and Michael Wilkerson, both of Starke; brothers, L.G. (Diana) Wilkerson, David (Sandra) Wilkerson, and Earl (Sylvia) Wilkerson all of Lawtey; sisters, Jo Ann (Harold) Jones and Linda (Rodger) Meadows both of Lawtey; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on July 5 at Highland First Baptist Church with Pastor Lester Austin officiating. Interment followed at Long Branch Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Memorial services were held on July 9 at Archie Tanner Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Scott officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit www. archietannerfuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY James Register LAWTEY James Richard Register, 58, of Lawtey, died on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the Suwannee Health Care Center in Live Oak after an extended illness. He was born on Oct. 4, 1955 in Lake City to the late Louis Carlton Register and Inez Sistrunk Register. He lived most of his life in the North Florida area and was a trucker for many years. He was of the Christian Faith. He is survived by: sisters, Lena Caroyln (Marion) Hinson of Lawtey and Brenda Register Trogdon of Starke; and several nieces and nephews. Family graveside services were conducted on July 9 in the Riverside Cemetery in White Springs. Interment followed. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Dee-Parrish Family Funeral Home of Lake City. Carolyn Simmons STARKE Mrs. Carolyn Thomas Simmons, age 63, transition to be with heavenly angels on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Shands @ UF. She attended Bradford County High School and graduated from RJE High School in the class of 1969. Mrs. Simmons received a degree from Santa Fe Community College. She was employed with the Bradford County School District for over 30 years. Mrs. Simmons was a member of Mount Moriah United Methodist Church. She leaves to cherish her precious memories: husband Rev. Albert James Simmons, Sr.; children, Reginald (Dray) Leverson of Lake City, Christopher (Robyn) Cummings, Officer Alex (Rashaunda) Cummings, Albert (Erica) Simmons, Jr., all of Strake; 14 grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; brother, Alferd Thomas, Starke; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren and treasured friends. Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Thomas Simmons were held 1:00 PM on July 1, 2014 at Bradford High School Auditorium. Interment immediately followed in OddFellow Cemetery. Rev. Edward Hines, Eulogist. Professional services were entrusted to J. Hadley Funeral Home, 2030 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida. (904) 368-0210. PAID OBITUARY Scott Stone, Sr. KEYSTONE HEIGHTSScott Edward Stone, Sr., 69, of Keystone Heights died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Shands UF. He was born on December 2, 1944 in Newport, New Thursday, July 10, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B 964-(8473)13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) Tires Wheels Vehicle Accessories Golf Carts & Parts Jo es Tires Summer Time We have Deep Blue Engel Coolers... Many Sizes!!! Funeral with Burial20 Ga. 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She is survived by: sisters, Irma Wilkes, Margaret Dean and Jeanie Slade; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three greatgreat-grandchildren; and caregiver and friend, Tony McSweeney. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, July 14 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Melrose with Rev. Tony Powell officiating. A private interment will take place at Eliam Cemetery in Melrose. Arrangements are under the care of Moring Funeral Home in Melrose. Julius Eunice BRADFORD COUNTYJulius Dwight Eunice, 66, of Bradford County died Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. He was born in Starke on Feb. 20, 1948 to the late James Harold and Edith Gertrude (Godwin) Eunice, and retired after 30 years of service with the Bradford County Law Enforcement. He had lived most of his life in Bradford County and then moved in 2003 to Middleburg. He was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors are: siblings, Connie Browder of Middleburg, Gene Eunice, Emory Eunice and Sammy Eunice all of Lawtey, Phil Eunice of Lake City, and Roger Eunice of Arizona; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. The family will receive friends in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel on Thursday, July 10 between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 11 at Long Branch Cemetery with Emory Eunice officiating. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Dora Hixson KEYSTONE HEIGHTSDora Hixson, 95, of Keystone Heights died on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Orange Park. She was born in Coaldan, Virginia, on Aug. 12, 1918, to the late Nannie (Coleman) and James Griffith. She moved to Detroit at the start of World War II and became a Rosie the Riveter, working on P3s. She was a member of Hope Baptist Church in Theressa. She is survived by: children, Bobby White, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan; Tim Hixson, of Orange Park; sisters, Betty Young of Jewell Ridge, Virginia, and Ann Patrick of Graston, Virginia; six grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at Cadillac Memorial Cemetery in Westland, Michigan on July 8. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Robert Koon, Sr. LAKE BUTLERRobert L. Koon, Sr., 67, of Lake Butler died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Shands of UF in Gainesville after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 27, 1946 in Branford to the late Norman and Zell Adkins Koon. Living most of his life in Macclenny, Raiford, and Lake Butler, he retired from the Florida Department of Corrections as a correctional officer at UCI. He was a Navy Veteran. He is survived by: his partner of 20 years, Iris Garland of Lake Butler; daughter, Amie (Gustavo) Hernandez of Lake City; son, Robert L. Koon, Jr. of Macclenny, stepchildren, Tommy (Kelly) Woods, Christopher (Leslie) Woods, and James Garland; three grandchildren; and sister, Ginger Spooner A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 10 at 6:30 pm in the Archer Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at a later date. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Hilda Johnson STARKE Hilda Delores Johnson, age 78, of Starke passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at her residence with family by her side. She was born on Aug. 18, 1935 in Jacksonville to the late James Crosby and Myrtle Crosby Merrett. Hilda was raised in Jacksonville where she attended school. Most of her life she resided in Melrose until moving to Starke in 2011. Hilda retired from her career as a Surety Agent after 20 years of dedicated service. She enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family. Hilda was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband of 50 years, Norman K. Johnson. Hilda is survived by: her loving children, Brenda Roberts Highsmith, Susan Roberts Christmas, and Floyd E. Roberts, Jr. all of Starke, Grady N. Johnson and Keith W. Johnson both of Melrose, and Patricia Johnson Hinds of Lawtey; her brother, Leslie Merrett of Jacksonville; her sister, Deborah Merrett of Louisiana; her 14 grandchildren, 25 greatgrandchildren, and four great-greatgrandchildren. On March 27, we had to say good-bye to our Steven. He is forever 15, sweet, handsome, always smiling, smart, goofy, a friend to everyone and now an angel in heaven. Our family would like to publicly thank everyone who has helped us during this most difficult time. We have been humbled by all the support. We deeply appreciate family, friends and strangers that have reached out to us from the moment of our need. We wish we could personally name each and every person involved, but we dont even know all of them. Just know that our family has prayed for and thanked God for all of you. We are extremely grateful to this community that we are proud to be a part of. We wish we had never needed this support because then our Steven would still be here. However, reality for us is that Steven is no longer with us. We are greatly comforted knowing that Steven is completely healed and with God in Heaven. Our faith in God is sustaining us through the heartache and grief that we feel daily. We smile knowing that Steven is sharing his personality and smile with everyone that has trusted Jesus Christ and left this world for their Eternal Home. We that have trusted and believe in Christ will see Steven again. We want everyone to know that the life lived on earth is not the end. Eternity never ends. Please know where you will spend it! Read John 3:16-18. We look forward to seeing Steven when our time comes to leave this temporary home. We love and miss you always Steven. Today, July 10 is your birthday. Have an awesome day in Heaven! You are greatly loved and greatly missed. From your family Card of Thanks Card of Thanks The family of Carolyn Thomas Simmons wishes to thank each and every one of you for your gracious and kind acts of love and kindness shown to us in so many ways. We pray Gods blessing to each and every one of you. Love, Reggie, Chris, Alex and A.J. StarkeJournal. com
changed, and World War II left much of Europe in shambles, interest in the animals as exhibits decreased, and some were sold to private individuals as several private herds were started. The first cattle to come to the United States arrived in the 1960s. In 1983, a group of people many of whom were already working with the cattlegot together in Denver to form the Ankole Watusi International Registry to keep track of breeding information and conserve the breed. Interest in this breed continues to grow, not only as purebred animals, but also as a useful contributor to hybrids. While Watusi are not good for dairy cattlemost give only 2 pints of milk a day to the detriment of their calftheir milk is rich in butterfat (about 10 percent), and some farmers are crossing Watusi with dairy breeds to increase their milks butterfat content. While not as large as some cattle used for beef production, meat from Watusi cattle is very low in fat and cholesterol, much more so than other breeds opening up possibilities for hybridizing as well. It seems the Watusi have found a home and are here to stay, both as their own unique selves and as contributors to hybrids with other breeds to improve products and increase hardiness. There is a reason they have survived so long in their inhospitable natural environment, and they will continue to do so in their new roles. The information provided here comes from local Watusi cattle rancher Don Morgan and the World Watusi Association website, watusicattle.com. BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph, Times and Monitor Imagine a breed of cattle that has been around for about 8,000 years and that were kept by the ancient Egyptians even before the building of the pyramids. Make them disease resistant, capable of thriving despite sparse nutrition and water and make them adaptable to a wide range of temperatures (120 degrees down to 20 degrees). While youre imagining, make these cattle capable of pretty much taking care of themselves, even defending themselves and their calves against lions and jackals. The best part of all this is that imagining is not necessary; these cattle exist and can be found in the breed known collectively as Watusi. The forefathers of this breed were known as the Egyptian or Hamitic Longhorns. Around 2000 B.C. they were interbred with humped cattle, called Longhorn Zebus (the ancestors of todays Brahma cattle) from the Indian sub-continent. These animals spread around eastern Africa and became known by many regional names (with some regional differences in the cattle themselves as well). In Uganda they are known as the Sanga variety called Ankole. In Rwanda and Burundi the cattle are known as Watusi and are considered sacred by many indigenous people. These animals are rarely killed, but kept for milk production since an owners wealth is measured in cattle. The giant horns which give the breed its distinctive appearance are not only a indicator of value, but also the reason for the animals heat tolerancethe horns are honeycombed inside with an extensive blood supply so they act as radiators, helping the animals body repel heat. In 1929-30, the Schulz family exported 42 head of Watusi cattle, including 14 bulls and 28 cows, to Germany, with six more brought in by Hermann Ruche in 1939. These 48 animals are the basis for all of the Foundation Pure animals that exist in the world outside of Africa. All went to zoos and game parks in Germany, Sweden and England for display. As taste in zoo animals A dance of celebration would have been appropriate after Starke Academy of Dances performance at the July 24-29 Platinum Nationals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Cailynn Boggs and Kennedy Smith both received platinum awards in Petite Intermediate solos. Boggs was asked to return and compete for Best of the Beach Intermediate 11 and under. Kylee Davis and Annabelle Kuhne both received platinum awards in Junior Elite solos. Davis placed third overall for her jazz routine Werk, and Kuhne placed fourth overall with her jazz routine Sassy. They were also asked to return and compete for Best of the Beach Elite 11 and under. Emma Theus and Alyssa Griffis received the only platinum-plus of the day with their elite junior lyrical duet. They placed first overall and were first-overall Grand Champion Best of the Beach out of all the Elite 11-andunder routines. Their routine was choreographed by Stephanie Borglum. Junior Company (Kylee Davis, Annabelle Kuhne, Alyssa Griffis, Meg Gieselman, Cailynn Boggs, Kennedy Smith and Aubrie Muse) received two platinum awards for their jazz and lyrical groups and placed second and third overall. Brittany Guillen also received the Choreography Award for the Junior companys jazz Another Cha Cha. The company also won a special Spicey judges award. Jenna Williams and Sabrina Kerr both received platinum awards for their Teen Elite solos. Williams placed ninth overall with her lyrical Falling in Love. Platinum awards were earned in Teen Elite Duo/Trio by Hailey Thomas and Kylee Davis, and Thomas and Jenna Williams. Thomas and Williams placed third overall for their lyrical The Minnow and the Trout. Emma Theus and Morgan Mann received the only platinum-plus and placed first overall for their jazz routine Tangled Up. Teen Company lost a member (Alexlandra Chappell) due to a broken wrist at a June 21 recital. They had to re-block their routines, but still received gold awards in Teen Elite Small Group. The company consisted of Ashley Hicks, Sabrina Kerr, Jenna Williams, Lindzie Gray and Haley Liem. Emma Theus received two platinum-pluse awards for both of her solos, placed first and second overall, and won the title of Teen Miss Platinum Nationals. She also received a trophy for the highest score out of all the Elite routines in the competition, including solos, duo-trios, small groups, large groups and productions. She was asked to return to the Best of the Beach 12 and older, where she won firstoverall Grand Champion with her solo Roxie, choreographed by Borglum. Keiondra Payne received a gold and a platinum for her jazz and lyrical solos, as well as the award for Best Emotional Execution. She placed second overall in Senior Elite Solos. Senior Company received three platinum-plus awards, placed first in the jazz and lyrical category and placed first, second and fourth overall in Senior Elite Small Groups. Borglum received two choreography awards for their jazz Slip and their contemporary Slow Down. Their lyrical Holding Out for a Hero was asked to return to compete for the Elite 12 and over Best of the Beach. The company production Skip to the Bip also recieved a platinum plus in Teen Elite Large Groups and placed second overall. Borglum also received a choreography award for this routine. Emma Theus is currently vying for Dancer of the Year at the Tremaine Nationals in Orlando. 6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, July 10, 2014 996 N. Temple Avenue Starke, FL 32091 (904) 964-5424 Buy or Sell A Home with an American Dream Real Estate Agent Between now and August 30, 2014 And Receive a Free Yeti Cooler Conditions apply. 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He also spends a great deal of time with granddaughter Baylee Sheppard, who lives on the ranch with her family. Sheppard is in FFA and has a young Angus steer she will be showing next year. (The FFA will not allow show steers with horns, so that excludes her grandfathers Watusi.) Morgan is enjoying life and loves his unique cattle, even when Popeye flips him over the food trough just by turning his head. You have to watch out for the horns, Morgan said. Its like getting whacked with a baseball bat, but its OK. He doesnt mean any harm. MORGAN Continued from 1B
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For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005 44 12-FOOT FIBER glass ca With paddles. $150. 904964-8394. 8 miles S.E. of Starke on 100. 47 DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Confer ence room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq.ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. FOR RENT 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. 904-9649222. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS LAKE HOUSE. $92,000 with beautiful must see view of deep sandy bot tom lake. Enjoy skiing, fishing, and swimming. One acre with oak ham mock and 100ft water front. 2BR/1BA with large screened in porch over looking the water. Call for showing. 904-5026883 49 LAND/HOME PACKAGES 3 bed$399/month 4 bed$499/month waynefrier macclenny.com 904-259-4663 LIKE NEW! 2007 3 BED Doublewide 39k set up w/AC 904-259-4663 NO MONEY DOWN Use your land. 2015 5BR/3BA $599/month waynefrier macclenny.com 904-259-4663 Ends 7/31 BRAND NEW 2015 28x52 6k off $55,900 Set up w/AC. Ends 7/31 904-259-4663 WILL SACRIFICE MY BRAND NEW 2014 28x80 lot only asking 49,995 will deliver to your property at my expense all warranties still apply. Call Matt 386697-6209 FACTORY REPO! I have 2 28x60 3/2 2014 models never titled will deliver and set-up on your lot for 39,995 still has 1yr warranty. Call Chuck 352-401-2979 MASSAGE ROOM AVAIL ABLE for rent. Inside Polished Hair Salon. 330 S Lawrence Blvd. 352-473-3717 KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 3BR/2BA CH/A, new flooring. $650/month. First, last and deposit. Service animals only. 352473-0464 BUILDING THAT USES METAL SHOP. (Mc Clellan Recycling) 224 E. Washington Street. Starke. $200 per month. Call 904-964-6305 RENT A ROOM IN AN OF FICE. $300 per month. Utilities furnished, kitch en provided. 6 offices available. 4 downstairs, 2 upstairs. For info call 904-964-6305. DOWNTOWN STARKE 2BR Apartment. $500/month. Call 904-364-9022 to see apt. 5 Yr. 3BR/2BA house for rent. Tile floor, granite counters, Jacuzzi tub, gas wrap around porch. Lake access. Post Masters Vil lage in Keystone Heights. $1,050/mo. plus 1-month deposit. Call Dave 352473-3560. 2BR/1BA APT. STARKE. CH/A. Electric range, re frig. Hardwood floors, newly remodeled. $450/mo. sec. de posit. References, call 904-966-1334. KEYSTONE 2BR/1BA. 1 acre fenced. SW w/room addition. Clean. $525/ month plus last & security. Please call 352-475-3094 or 352-235-1143 OFFICES FOR LARGE STAFF. Includes living qtrs, showers, kitchen, washer & dryer. This is a living qtrs. $1000/month. Call 904-364-9022 WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-468-1323 NICE MOBILE HOMES in Lake Butler & Starke 2 & 3 BR single wides, fenced. DW in Lake But ler. Deposit required. Call 678-438-6828. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT starting at $525 per month. Hidden Oaks, Lake Butler. Call 386496-8111. PERMANENT ROOMS for rent at the Magnolia Hotel. Both refrigerator and microwave. Special rates, by the month. Call 904-964-4303 for more information. SUITE OF OFFICES IN CLUDES Kitchen, Show er, Washer Dryer. Down town STARKE $1000/ MO. For information Call 904-364-9022. 3BR/2BA. CH/A, w/d hook-up. Very clean, in private area. $595/ month plus deposit. 904-364-8135 LIVE IN THE COUNTRY. 14 X60 MOBILE HOME. 2BR/1BA. CH/A, very clean. $300 deposit, $550/ mo. Call 904-782-3380 or 904-451-5236. NICE 2BR/2BA DW. New Fenced 2.3 acres with carport & sunroom. Keystone Heights area. $875/month. Call 352-359-3572 2BR/1BA CH/A. Very clean, nice yard. Lawn main tenance and water pro vided. $475/month plus deposit. Please call 904364-8135 3BR/2BA IN WALDO. $600/month $600/se curity deposit. Service animals only. Please call 905-545-6103 3BR/2BA DW. Outside Starke city limits. CH/A. $650/month, $650/ deposit. Call 352-2356319 3BR/2BA DW. 2 car covered front deck. Great neigh borhood. $750/month. First, last plus deposit. Call Reese 904-615-7192 53 A LARGE YARD SALE. Fri & Sat 8 am-3:00?? 6315 Bucknell Avenue SATURDAY 8AM-3PM. All kinds of stuff! 7556 NW CR 229A, Starke. FRI & SAT 9AM-3PM. 8123 SW CR 18 Hampton Lake. Love seat, kitchen table & chairs, assorted tools, kitchen appliances, books, old records and board games. More items added. 352-468-3287 MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat 8am-12pm. Rain or shine. In Country Club. Follow signs. MOVING SALE INSIDE GARAGE. Rain or shine. Sat. starts @ 8am. 1220 Harley Circle, off of SR 16 in Douglas Estates. YARD SALE/FUNDRAIS ER. Shooting Stars Gym nastics. Saturday July 19 7am-?? 140 LM Gaines Blvd. Starke 55 ELDERLY MAN NEEDS retired person with a pickup truck as a driver for trips to doctors and misc. Please call 904964-7953 57 BUILDING AT 224 E. Washington Street. $7000. Could be mower shop or recycling shop. Call 904-964-6305 ANTIQUE BAMBOO SET with double bed & half canopy. Quite decora tive. $3,499 for whole set (10 pieces) or sell separately. 100 S.E. Please call for further info. 904-964-8394. Ap proximately 8 miles S.E. of Starke. 2003 CHEVROLET SIL VERADO pickup truck for sale as is; 6 cylinder, 2-wheel drive, w/tool box, 5 speed. $999 OBO. Seri ous inquiries only please contact the Union County Housing Authority at 715 W Main Street, Lake But ler, Fl. Offers will be ac cepted until July 24 at 5:30pm. 59 CLARK FOUNDATION RE PAIRS, INC. Correction of termite & water-dam aged wood & sills. Level ing & raising Houses/ Bldgs. Pier Replacement & alignment. We do all types of tractor work, excavation and small demolition jobs. Free Es timates: Danny (Buddy) Clark, 904-545-5241. 65 DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on This Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 SCALER/SHIPPING CO ORDINATOR needed for 2nd shift. Must have working experience of scales and computers. We are an EEOC, drug free workplace. We offer 401K, health insurance, paid holidays and va cation. Apply at Gilman Building Products, CR 218 Maxville, FL or fax resume to 904-289-7736 HELP WANTED; RETAIL COUNTER SALES, FT position-40 plus hours. Applicant should have High School Diploma. Must have Retail Sales exp., and basic knowl edge of the computer. Lake Butler Farm Center Phone Number 386-4963921. Fax Number 386-496-1294. Email address: farm538@ windstream.net CDL-A Company. Teams: Start 55 cpm! Solo: 40 cpm! Increased Sign-On Bonus PAID at Orienta tion! ALL MILES PAID! Late Model Trucks. 1-866204-8006. THE BRADFORD COUNTY Solid Waste Department is accepting applications for a part-time site atten dant. Applications along with a detailed job de scription, requirements and any additional infor mation may be obtained from the Bradford County Solid Waste Department, located at 925 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida 32091; by tele phone (904) 966-6382; or from the Bradford County website: www. bradfordcountyfl.gov All applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday July 11, 2014. The Bradford County Solid Waste Department is an equal opportunity em ployer. CHILDCARE CENTER in Brooker is taking appli cations for an immediate opening. Must have 40 hrs to apply. Call Car ole or Denise 352-4851550 CLASS A Industrial Me chanic/Electrician for 2nd /3rd Shift Maintenance experience. We are an EECC, Drug free work place. Health/Dental/Life Insurance paid Holidays/ Vacations. Apply at: Gil man Building Products, 6640 CR 218 Maxville, Fl 32234 or fax resumes to 904-289-7736. 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Bill worked in a jobs program through the Civilian Conservation Corps, building the Florida Cross-State Canal in 1939. The couple then farmed, first with Bills parents near Boynton Beach and then on their own land. They settled in on their land, but still made trips north to see family in Starke. The couple had two sons: Bud, born in Palm Beach County, and Bill, born in Starke. Bill remembered growing up on the farm and remembered how hard his mother worked on the farm. Parks divorced in 1957 and returned north to Bradford County in 1958. She lived alone in a small house on Cypress Street in Starke. She joined the Shands Starke auxiliary, of which she was a member for over 30 years. She also was a poll worker until she was 98, but it wasnt her age that made her resign. That was when there were all the questions about Bush and election accuracy, son Bill said. She said she was getting out of it because she was not going to get blamed for something. Parks continued to drive until she was 98 as well. She continued to live alone on Cypress Street, in a house with no air-conditioningshe took a window unit her son bought for her out of the window because she said it just didnt look right until she fell while doing yard work in 2010, when she was 103. She cracked her pelvis and had to be admitted to rehab, her son remembered. She fell again at age 106 and broke her leg just above the knee, requiring surgery. The doctor said he had never operated on someone as old as she was. Parks recovered well from the surgery, but then had a minor stroke, which still gives her problems communicating today. Im so glad she started writing about her life, her son said. If she hadnt written down those few pages, we would have lost those memories. She had an interesting life, and Im very glad I have had the chance to read her own words about it and share them with others. 8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, July 10, 2014 The following are excerpts from articles in the Bradford County Telegraph on Louie Bell Parks father, Uncle Marion D. Carter. BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph, Times and Monitor Uncle Marion D. Carter was a well-known and prosperous farmer in the Lawtey area during the late 1800s and early 1900s. He owned a 10-acre farm just up the road from Buddy Normans place, which was later owned by Bill Reddish. It came with a log cabin built by Ervin Norman. He worked the farm from 1900 until he retired in 1947. In his youth, Carter lived outside of Lawtey near Black Creek. He remembered attending school about 5 miles from his home. The teachera Mr. Dowling from Lake Butler would sometimes carry him across Black Creek. The school year lasted four or five months, and we had spelling, writing and reading, Carter said in an interview in the 1950s. I still remember the old blue-backed speller and the third-grade reader we used, and we all had a writing tablet. Some of the boys who went there at that time were Sam Norman, Francis Norman, Candace Norman, Lige Mosley, Son Mosley and Bosher Mosley. After settling on his own land, Carter set about making money. He said he grew cotton until the boll weevil made its appearance. He raised rice, strawberries, corn, peanuts, soldier beans and even eggplants, all of which sold because he said they did not know how to cook them. He also raised his own cattle, hogs and chickens, and kept the meat in his own smokehouse. Carter remembered clearly what market day in Starke was like in the early 1900s. On Saturday, wed take our cotton to market at Starke, using the old road east of the railroad tracks to get there, he said. Wed sell it at old Alvarezs cotton gin and then spend the day in Starke, visiting and buying supplies. Thered be a right smart number of people there. Seemed like the whole county come in to trade in those days. It was a lively place then. Carter remembered horses being traded, buying flour in 100-pound barrels and bacon selling for 5 cents a pound. Those were the good, old days, I declare, he reminisced. Lots better than now. Seems like everyone was happy then, but today it looks like everyone has a dread on his mind. Some of Carters other observations on life were: On food: Theyve kept improving this and improving that until, I declare, it isnt fit to eat. On having fun: Wed have frolics and dances all night. Sometimes it would be a log rolling, house raising or a fodder pulling, and it would generally be on a Friday night because we would go to town the next day anyway and didnt have to worry about staying up late. On snow: There was the one and only time I ever saw snow in my life. It was the big freeze of the late 90s (1890s). It came on a Sunday night; snowed during the night and blew in under the door and was all over the bed in the morning. There was snow on the porch that lasted for two days then. Man, but that freeze killed everything. It got all our fruit, including some fine pears that we used to ship to New York by the barrel and get good money for. It froze rutabagas in the ground so tight we couldnt pull them out. On living to be a ripe, old age: Work hard: Itll do you good; take a chew of tobacco, its good for your innards; eat salty meat and drink lots of water. On the future: Tell (the readers) Im looking for a widow woman. Anything under 65. Uncle Marion D. Carter and the good, old days Continued from 3B Do you know someone you think would make a good feature story for the Telegraph-TimesMonitor? Let us know. 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