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Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, July 17, 2014 102 nd Year 12 th Issue 75 CENTS DOC: 29 graduate from Basic Recruit Training, 5B Infantry training revs up at Blanding with XCTC, 3B etc www.StarkeJournal.com Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 386-496-2261 Cell 352-283-6312 Fax 386-4962858 firstname.lastname@example.org www.StarkeJournal.com www.facebook.com/unioncountytimes American Legion meeting, July 17 The American Legion will meet on Thursday, July 17, at 7:00 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Lake Butler. All veterans are welcome. 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. Terrific Tuesday at the movies, July 22 First Christian Church of Lake Butler will head to the theater on July 22 to see Epic the Movie in Lake City. The cost is $1 for the movie and money for McDonalds afterward. Meet at the church at 9 a.m. It is located next to the post office. For more info, call David Tompkins at 386-496-3956. Project GRAD meeting, July 24 The next Project Grad meeting for the class of 2015 will be Thursday, July 24, at 6 p.m. in the Lake Butler Middle School library. This is also the last opportunity to purchase senior breakfast T-shirts, which are $12. Also, several upcoming fundraisers are being planned. Seniors get points for prizes for attendance so we hope to see all seniors and their parents at this meeting. 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. Clouds Without Water seminar, July 24-27 Providence Village Baptist Church is hosting a seminar by special guest Justin Peters titled Clouds Without Water: A Biblical Critique of the Word of Faith Movement, Exposing the False Prosperity Gospel. It will be held Thursday through Saturday, July 24-27, at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome, no admission. Learn more at www.justinpeters.org Top 10 in state BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor On Friday the Florida Department of Education released its annual school grades, giving the Union County School District an A for the 2013-14 school year up from a B last year. Both the middle and elementary schools received an A, though the Union County High Schools grade is always released later, shortly after high school graduation rates are published in December. (See sidebar.) Union County is now a Top 10 school district, placing fifth in the state with 546 points and second in the 13 districts that are part of the North East Florida Educational Consortium, just behind Nassau County. Lake Butler Elementary School retained a grade of A like they did last year and has done so for the past decade. It is a noteworthy accomplishment because the school must make improvements each year and cannot rest on its laurels. (See sidebar.) Lake Butler Middle Schools A is actually an improvement of two letter grades over last year. Last year it dropped to a B, but was kept from earning a C because of the states safety net rule. (See sidebar.) Unions neighboring counties Alachua, Baker, Bradford and Columbia all received a C again, though Bradford UC School District receives an A As preparations are currently underway for the upcoming school year, Lake Butler Elementary School is once again celebrating as they earn yet another A from the Florida Department of Education making it the tenth consecutive year. LBES is truly a Straight A school. Though we are extremely proud of our current status, said Principal Stacey Rimes, an accomplishment such as this could not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff and students as well as support from our parents and community leaders. LBES celebrates a decade of achievement Union County Superintendent of Schools Carlton Faulk, First Lady Ann Scott and Principal Stacey Rimes. See GRADES, 2A Judge Bayer gets strong marks in poll 8th Judicial Circuit Bar Association releases results of annual survey BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor On Friday the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association released the results of its 2014 Judicial Poll that compiles the opinion of local lawyers. Union County Judge Bo Bayer received strong marks as did Bradford County Judge Richard B. Davis Jr., who had particularly high ratings. The circuit comprises Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy and Union counties. A total of 255 lawyers participated in this years annual poll. Both judges received 23 responses from lawyers, due to the size of the respective counties, while some circuit judges received over 100 responses. The more responses, the more accurate and less biased the results. For example, if only 10 people responded to a judicial officer, the associations letter stated, one voter has the ability to significantly impact the outcome, making the overall results for that judicial officer less reliable. Lawyers were asked their opinion in three broad categories: legal acumen, communication skills and professionalism. Each one was further broken down into five areas with multiple subcategories. The scale used was as follows: 6 strongly agree; 5 moderately agree; 4 slightly agree; 3 slightly disagree; 2 moderately disagree; 1 strongly disagree. Bayer received an average rating across these subcategories, ranging from a low of 4.42 under Written decisions: Are well reasoned to a high of 5.70 under Professionalism: Has integrity/ ethics. Bayer is relatively new to the bench, having started a year ago January. He formerly served as assistant state attorney in the Eighth Circuit for 16 years. Davis received an average rating of 5.58 or above in all areas, with a perfect 6.00 under Professional activities: Participates in law-related professional activities (e.g., bar association functions, Inns of Court, Teen Court, etc.). He was appointed this past December after the untimely passing of Judge Johnny R. Hobbs. Davis has extensive military experience and was formerly appointed to the Hamilton County Court See JUDGE, 5A Bayer To the Ends of the Earth ABOVE: Pirates Kimberly Palmer, Summer Atteberry, Mia Christie, Audyn Woodington, Hailey Britt, Ciarra Hopkins and John Dekle capture Andr Valladon, Assistant Artistic Director and Principal Dancer of Dance Alive National Ballet. LEFT: John Dekle and Mia Christie dance Le Corsaire Grand Pas with their ballet classmates. BELOW: Autumn Williams, Chelsey Crews, Klara Fletcher, Audyn Woodington, Summer Atteberry, and Ciarra Hopkins perform La Raymonda Grand Adagio. Photos courtesy of Jon M. Fletcher. Twice on June 7 at the Union County High School auditorium, Kelly Christie Dance Academy presented To the Ends of the Earth, featuring local dancers and an internationally acclaimed guest artist from Dance Alive National Ballet. Students... will be taught the value of Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, the studio states on its Facebook Page. Our dance training allows the dancers to use the beauty of dance as a way to communicate this message to the community in our performances. See additional photos at tinyurl.com/kellychristiedance
2A Union County Times Thursday, July 17, 2014 email@example.com 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-Jones Union County TimesUSPS 648-200 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Lake Butler, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: UNION COUNTY TIMES25 E. Main Street Lake Butler, FL 32054 Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months 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) firstname.lastname@example.org Everyone Welcome!Childrens Church 10 a.m. Library summer programs schedule 10 & Under, Thursdays, 10 a.m. July 17: Fizz, Boom, Loudini at Lake Butler Elementary School Be amazed at the Magical Loudini! July 24: Fizz, Boom, Cotton Candy at the library Crazy science in action! Teens & Tweens, 11 & Up August 2, 7-9 p.m.: Band Night for teens and up Featuring local bands, includ ing With Eyes Alive! $5 dona tion requested. Concessions available. Proceeds benefit the Junior Friends of the Library Scholarship Fund. Visit www.facebook.com/ unioncountylibrary 96-year-old Hazel Wall at Morning Star Baptist, July 26 Hazel Wall will be the guest speaker at Morning Star Baptist Church on Saturday, July 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. Save this date, go join them and learn some of lifes most valuable lessons from the perspective of someone with 96 years of experience. Refreshments will be served. The church is a halfmile down State Road 18 from State Road 121 in Worthington Springs. UCHS inaugural alumni basketball game, July 26 The Union County High School Inaugural Alumni Basketball Game for men and women, and Alumni Cheerleaders will be held on Saturday, July 26, at school gym. The women play at 6 p.m. and the men play at 7:30 p m. They will go back 20 years (1994) and back another 20 years (1974) for participants. Every year we will add one year. There will be a $10 participation fee, which includes a T-Shirt for the event. The teams will be split up as the purple team (even years) and the gold team (odd years). There will be a $5 admission for all nonparticipants. The concession stand will be open with food and drinks. Bring the entire family out for food and fun. All participants mail $10 cash or a money order (no checks) to: Coach Rufus Jefferson 1005 SE 5th Ave Lake Butler, FL 32054 Please include your T-shirt size, and the year you graduated. Deadline is Monday, July 21. For more information call 352-318-0790. Tigers football reserved seating tickets on sale beginning July 28 Reserved seating tickets for the 2014 Tigers Football Season will be on sale to last years ticket holders from July 28 through Aug. 15. You may purchase your tickets at Union County High School, Monday through Thursday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please call Tina Smith at 386-496-3040. 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 train ing, July 31 & Aug. 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 did improve one letter from last years D. For the last decade, Bradford has never been above a C. The other counties have fared better in the past. All three schools did an outstanding job, said Superintendent of Schools Carlton Faulk. Were ranked fifth in the state in total points. And were just very proud of our staff, teachers and students. According to a release by the DOE, the number of elementary and middle schools earning a preliminary A grade increased by 195 (7 percentage points) over last year in the final year of the current grading system. Overall, 962 elementary and middle schools statewide earned the top grade. The number of schools earning a preliminary F grade this year also increased. The DOE said it is focused on ensuring all low performing schools are provided the necessary assistance and support they need to help their students achieve. The increase in the number of schools earning an A this year is great news for students and teachers who have worked hard for this success, said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. I appreciate the work by the educators, students and their families in the Big Bend and know they will continue to improve in the future. In North Central Florida, the DOE highlighted Union County for its improvements. It noted that this is the final year school grades will be calculated using the current formula. The new grading system next year will support the more rigorous Florida Standards and the Florida Standards Assessment, which will replace the FCAT. The department claims the new school grading formula will be more simple and transparent. The new grading system that will start next year will continue to be crafted with input from parents, teachers and educators, added Stewart. Its focus on student achievement and gains will help ensure a fair accountability system that helps measure student knowledge of the new Florida Standards. Get all the details on school grades at www.fldoe.org During the spring semester, Union County High School had a great deal of success with the Florida statewide assessments, said Principal Mike Ripplinger. Our teachers invested an enormous amount of preparation this past year to help our students obtain success. Our students did a remarkable job in applying what they learned throughout the year and that effort was reflected in our scores. I am extremely proud of the dedication and hard work that was invested by our staff and students. Because of those improvements, Superintendent of Schools Carlton Faulk is positive about the school once again being listed as an A school by the Florida Department of Education when the high school grades are released, shortly after graduation rates are released in December each year. Last year UCHS achieved its highest graduation rate in a decade, at 79 percent, beating the state average and the top quarter of all districts. However, a dip in test schools due to the state changing its grading system, with tougher standards, dropped the school and district to a B. Here are the results from this years assessments that justify Faulks confidence: Ninth grade FCAT: 61 percent passed, which placed Union second among the 13 North East Florida Educational Consortium districts. This was a 12-point increase from last years ninth-grade passing rate of 49 percent. The state average was 53 percent. Tenth grade FCAT: 59 percent passed, which placed Union third among NEFEC districts. This was a 7-point increase from last years 10thgrade passing rate of 52 percent. The state average was 55 percent. Tenth grade FCAT Writes: 76 percent passed with an average score of 3.7. This was a 22-point increase from last years 54-percent passing rate. The state average was 64 percent passing with an average score of 3.5. Union was the top public school district in the state in passing percentage and average score. FCAT retakes for 11th and 12th grade: 28 percent of 11thgrade students who took the retake exam passed, placing Union fourth in the NEFEC districts. The state average was 26 percent passing. This is a 3-point gain from the 25 percent who passed in the fall. A full quarter of 12th-grade students who took the retake exam passed, placing Union third in the NEFEC districts. The state average was 20 percent passing. This is up 4 points from the 21 percent who passed in the fall. U.S. History EOC (end-ofcourse) assessment: 76 percent passed, which placed Union first among the NEFEC districts and fourth in the state among public school districts. This was a 24-point increase from last years 52 percent passing rate. The state average was 65 percent. Biology EOC: 73 percent passed, which placed Union second among NEFEC districts and tied for third in the state for 10th grade among public school districts. This was a 14-point increase from last years 59 percent passing rate. The state average was 56 percent. Geometry EOC: 79 percent passed which placed Union tied for first among NEFEC districts and third in the state among public school districts. This was a 29-point increase from last years 50 percent passing rate. The state average was 64 percent. Algebra 1 EOC: 60 percent passed, which placed Union fifth among the NEFEC districts. This was a 7-point increase from last years 53 percent passing rate. The state average was 52 percent. School Lake Butler Middle School is bursting with Tiger Pride after learning this week that they received an A from the Florida Department of Education up from a B last year. They actually were kept from earning a C last year because of the states safety net rule, which keeps schools dropping more than one letter grade till the new Florida Standards are fully implemented. The faculty and staff did an outstanding job in helping our school with this accomplishment, said Principal Carolyn Parrish. Every day they give of their time and talents to enrich the lives of the students at LBMS. One of the keys to their success was that students were able to hold onto their Level 3s and above. In math, 71 percent of fifth-graders made Level 3 and above. Sixth grade had 62 percent and seventh grade had 66 percent, all of which were above the state average. In eighth-grade Algebra, every student passed the EOC (endof-course) assessment. In reading, the same type of gains were made or maintained. Fifth grade had 63 percent make a 3 or higher; sixth grade had 73 percent; seventh grade had 65 percent; and eighth grade was 73 percent. These gains were attributed to teachers working to correlate their lessons to the standards and to increase text complexity. In writing, eighth grade scored a 59 percent, which was above state average, and was a tremendous increase from 46 percent in the previous year. In civics, the seventh grade was above state average on the EOC. Teachers are working over the summer to plan together to create the optimum environment for students to be successful in the coming year, Parrish said. According to Parrish, some of the steps they are taking include creating curriculum maps and pacing guides by aligning them to the new Florida Standards, analyzing data to drive instruction, developing curriculum units and centers, and evaluating cognitive complexity of test questioning. They are correlating their curriculum to align it better with new materials, she added. We are so proud of the students, teachers and parents who worked so hard in order for LBMS to receive a letter grade of an A. LBMS bursting with Tiger Pride GRADES Continued from 1A UCHS poised to receive an A Having served as assistant principal at Union County High School and most recently at Lake Butler Middle School, Carolyn Parrish was appointed principal at LBMS last month. Ripplinger
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Union County Times 3A The Union County School District will soon consider a budget for 2014-2015 A public hearing to make a on the budget will be held on: at The Union County School Board Meeting Room located at The School Board of Union County will soon consider a measure to continue to impose a 1.500 mill property tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein. This tax is in addition to the school boards proposed tax of 5.8690 mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the school board. The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $368,623 to be used for the following projects: Re-roofing Districtwide Remodeling Classroom Space Districtwide Districtwide Roof Maintenance, Repairs or Renovations Districtwide Plumbing Maintenance, Repairs or Renovations Districtwide Electrical Maintenance, Repairs or Renovations Districtwide HVAC Maintenance, Repairs or Renovations Districtwide Structural Maintenance, Repairs or Renovations Districtwide Sidewalk Repairs Districtwide Repaving Purchase of one (1) School Bus Purchase of District Vehicle Purchase of Maintenance Vehicle School Furniture and Equipment Fire Alarm Systems Districtwide Intercom Systems Districtwide Purchase of New Computers Purchase of New Tablets Infrastructure Hardware Digital Classroom Plan Implementation Enterprise Technology TD Bank Annual Lease Payment for Qualified Zone Academy Bonds for Various Facilities Leasing of Portable Classrooms All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing to be held on at the A on the proposed will be made at this hearing. School 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 UCHS Pend. B A B C B D C C C LBMS A B A A B A C C B B LBES A A A A A A A A A A Dist. A B A A B A C B B B District Points Grade 1. St. Johns 587 A 2. Sarasota 556 A 3. Santa Rosa 553 A 4. Nassau 552 A 5. Union 546 A 6. Okaloosa 543 A 7. Seminole 541 A 8. Gilchrist 535 A 9. Walton 533 A 10. Citrus 527 A NEFEC Points 1. Nassau 552 2. Union 546 3. Gilchrist 535 4. Flagler 521 5. Lafayette 517 6. Dixie 489 7. Columbia 471 8. Baker 463 9. Levy 461 10. Suwannee 450 11. Bradford 444 12. Putnam 443 13. Hamilton 381 School grades over the past decade States Top 10 NEFEC districts
4A Union County Times Thursday, July 17, 2014 D a t e s : T h u r s d a y 7 / 2 4 7 : 0 0 p m D a t e s : F r i d a y 7 / 2 5 7 : 0 0 p m D a t e s : S a t u r d a y 7 / 2 6 7 : 0 0 p m D a t e s : S u n d a y 7 / 2 7 1 0 : 3 0 a m Rainfall 25% higher than average in the SRWMD But June driest since 1998 After five straight months of above-average rainfall, June 2014 was the driest the Suwannee River Water Management District has experienced since 1998 and the 13th driest in 82 years. District-wide rainfall in June was only 4.57 inches, or 70 percent of the normal based on records since 1932. While the rivers are receding, the aquifer levels remain high and springs are flowing strong. The Districts June 2014 Hydrologic Conditions illustrates that although conditions were dry in June, the 12-month average rainfall ending June 30, was 11.1 inches higher than the longterm average of 54.63 inches. Other rainfall measurements in the report show that the highest gaged monthly rainfall total at Lake Butler was 8.86 inches, which also had a 24-hour high of 3.08 inches. The gage at Pineview near Quitman documented the lowest measurement of rainfall at 1.80 inches for the month. Between December 2013 and June 20th the District has received on average over 36 inches of rain which is about 25 percent higher than average, said Megan Wetherington, District Senior Professional Engineer. This has been the wettest winter and spring since 1998. Districtwide, May was the fifth straight month of above average rainfall this year. In the two years after the end of the drought, parts of Lafayette, Suwannee and Taylor counties received nearly an extra years rainfall. The levels of most rivers throughout the District have steadily receded from the high springtime rainfall, particularly the Upper Suwannee River. However, the Aucilla and Steinhatchee rivers still measured high levels. High aquifer levels and falling river levels along the Suwannee corridor resulted in strong spring flow, Megan Wetherington said. The District team measured the flow of several springs during June. Lafayette Blue Springs was measured flowing at 127 MGD (million gallons per day), its highest flow since 1998 and the third highest in its record. Suwannee Springs was measured at 43 MGD, the highest recorded flow since 1964 and the second highest in its record. Little River Springs was measured with its highest flow since 2005, with a mostly clear flow of 73 MGD. On the Santa Fe, Ginnie Spring was measured at 32 MGD on May 30, its highest measured flow since 1998. White Sulphur Springs continued to flow into the Suwannee River, but its flow was too fast to safely measure, Wetherington said. The June 2014 Hydrologic Conditions Report is available at www.mysuwanneeriver.com SRWMD SRWMD Governing Board approves tentative $24.5 million budget The Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board has approved the Tentative Fiscal Year 2014 budget of $24.5 million. The Governing Board also approved a millage rate of 0.4143, which is the same as last year. Under the proposed millage rate those who own property with a taxable value of $100,000 will pay $41.43 in property taxes to the District. The tentative budget will enable the District to protect water resources for the benefit of our citizens and natural system. Taxes paid to the District contribute to numerous public services such as protecting springs and rivers, water supply planning and water resource development. Springs projects and programs represent roughly 42 percent of the budget. The District will hold two public hearings Sept. 9 and 23 before the budget and millage rate will be adopted. Both meetings will begin at 5:05 p.m. at the District headquarters in Live Oak. The final budget and millage rate will be adopted at the Sept. 23 hearing. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information please call 386-362-1001 or 800-226-1066. Raiford fills a seat on town council At its June 10 meeting, the Town of Raiford approved Sherry Richard to take a seat on the council. At the May 13 meeting, Councilman Leaman Alvarez submitted his letter of resignation, stating he enjoyed being part of the council but had accepted a promotion with the 10th Masonic District as the district instructor and would not be able to dedicate adequate time to both Raiford and the Masons. Mayor Channing Dobbs also submitted his letter of resignation in order to run for District 2 of the Union County Board of County Commissioners. That seat is currently held by Morris Dobbs. In other business the council also approved use of the pavilion next to the Community Center, which is closed due to needed repairs. The town made use of the pavilion at its annual Back to Raiford Day last year.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Union County Times 5A (12 miles west of Lake Butler) S MITH & S ON S FEED AND SEED We carry Show Pig Products! 386-496-9656 275 W est Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054 (Suwannee Medical Building)12 Years Experience Admitted to State and Federal Bar (M and S. Dist.) There are those who believe as long as they have a relationship with God the church is not important. Is this true? Is the church important or not? To begin with Jesus said, I will build My church (Matthew 16:18). If Jesus built something, it is important. Paul said the church was purchased with His own blood (Acts 20:28). If Jesus shed His blood for the church, it is important. To downplay the importance of the church is to downplay the importance of what Christ built and died for. In Ephesians 1:22-23 we read of the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. The fullness of Him who fills all in all is found in His body, the church. We also are taught Christ is the Savior of the body (Ephesians 5:23) and there is one body (Ephesians 4:4). If Jesus is the Savior of the one body, one must be part of the one body or church to be saved. Is the Church Important? Danville Church of Christ Bible Study at 9:00 AM on Sun and 7:30 PM on Wed Worship at 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Sun. Does your business have a story to tell? A product or service to sell?The Bradford County Telegraph Advertising Department can provide you with the in depth coverage you desire...Call 904-964-6305or email us atDarlene Douglassdarlene@bctelegraph.comor Kevin Millerkmiller@bctelegraph.comAdvertorial Advertising Works! UCT Legals 7/17/14 UNION COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS 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 TAX DEED # 63-2014-TD-0001 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR 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 ORDINANCE 2014-03 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE LEVY OF AN AD VALOREM TAX NOT TO EXCEED ONE HALF (Vi) MILL TO BE USED FOR THE FUNDING OF THE UNION COUNTY SPECIAL LIBRARY DISTRICT WHEREAS, the board of County Commissioners of Union County, Florida has created a Union County Special Library District by Ordinance 883, and WHEREAS, it is necessary to fund the Union County Special Library Dis trict by levy of up to and not exceed ing one half (1/2) mill of ad valorem taxes; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT OR DAINED by the Board of County Commissioners of Union County, Florida, as follows: SECTION 1, FUNDING A. The Board of County Commission ers herein directs the Union County Supervisor of Elections to place upon the First Primary Election Ballot, to be held August 26, 2014, the following: For the continued funding of the Union County Special Library District by taxation of up to (1/2) mill of ad valorem taxes. Against the continued funding of the Union County Special Library District of taxation of up to one half (1/2) mill ad valorem taxes. B. The Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners is hereby directed to forward a certified true copy of this Ordinance to the Union County Su pervisor of Elections upon its final adoption. C. If the majority of the qualified electors voting in the referendum election, called for and provided in Section 2(A) above, vote in favor of the funding of Union County Special District, then, in that event, the fund ing of the Union County Special Li brary District for fiscal years October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2017, will be taxation of up to (1/2) mill of ad valorem taxes, and all property subject to assessment of ad valorem taxes shall be taxed accordingly. D. If the majority of qualified electors voting in the referendum election, provided for in Section 2 (A) above, vote against the funding of the Union County Special Library District, then, in that event, this Ordinance shall be automatically repealed. SECTION 3, DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS Those funds obtained from the levy of the ad valorem taxes on all real and tangible, taxable property within the boundaries of Union County Special Library District, shall be used solely for the purpose of construction, oper ating and maintaining the Library fa cilities to the citizens of Union County, Florida and for no other purpose. SECTION 4, COLLECTION OF AD VALOREM TAXES FOR THE UNION COUNTY SPECIAL LIBRARY DIS TRICT The herein provided for the ad valor em tax shall be levied and collected in the manner provided for the levy and collection of the County ad valorem taxes. The Union County Board of Commissioners shall certify annually to the Property Appraiser of Union County, Florida the millage to be levied for the Union County Special Library District. Taxes collected shall be remitted by the Union County Tax Collector to the Clerk of the Court in and for Union County, Florida who shall be the Ex-Officio Clerk and Treasure for the Union County Spe cial Library District. SECTION 5, REIMBURSEMENT FOR FUNDS FOR ADMINISTRA TIVE ASSISTANCE BY COUNTY OFFICERS All cost and expenses incurred by a Constitutional Officer of Union County, Florida in performing any of the provisions of this ordinance may be reimbursed by the Union County Special Library District to said Consti tutional Officer; said reimbursements however, shall not collectively exceed ten percent (10) of the revenues col lected within the Union County Spe cial Library District in any budget year. SECTION 6, CONSTRUCTION This Ordinance shall be liberally con strued in order to effectuate the leg islative intent of the Board of County Commissioners, Union County, Flor ida. SECTION 7, SEVERABILITY It is declared to be the intent of the Board of County Commissioners, Union County, Florida, that if any sec tion, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or provision of the Ordinance is held invalid or unconstitutional such invalidity unconstitutional shall not be construed as to render invalid or unconstitutional the remaining pro visions of this Ordinance. SECTION 8, EFFECTIVE DATE This Ordinance shall become effec tive by law. ADOPTED and APPROVED by the Board of County Commissioners, Union County, Florida this 19th day of May, 2014. APPROVED: ATTEST: James A. Tallman, Chairman Kellie H. Connell, Clerk of Courts 7/17 2tchg 7/31-UCT ORDINANCE NO. 2014-04 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING OR DINANCE 84-1, ORDINANCE NO. 89-06, AND ORDINANCE NO. 201003, RE-IMPOSING A SIX (6) CENT LOCAL OPTION GAS TAX UPON EVERY GALLON OF MOTOR FUEL AND SPECIAL FUEL (DIESEL FUEL) SOLD IN UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND TAXED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 206, FLORIDA STATUTES; PRO VIDING THE EFFECTIVE PERIOD OF SUCH TAX; ESTABLISHING THE DISTRIBUTION FORMULA FOR DIVIDING THE PROCEEDS BETWEEN THE COUNTY AND ELIGIBLE MUNICIPALITIES; AND PROVIDING THE EFFECTIVE DATE HEREOF. WHEREAS, Union County previously adopted Ordinance No. 84-1 for a pe riod of ten (10) years beginning Sep tember 1, 1984, providing for the levy of a four (4) cent local option gas tax on motor fuel and special fuel (diesel fuel) sold in Union County. Florida; and WHEREAS, Union County previously adopted Ordinance No. 89-06 impos ing an additional one (1) cent local option gas tax making the total local option gas tax a total of five (5) cents per gallon on motor fuel and special fuel (diesel fuel) sold in Union County, Florida, until August 31,1994; and WHEREAS, Union County previ ously adopted Ordinance No. 94-06 amending and re-imposing the four (4) cent local option gas tax imposed by Ordinance No. 84-1 and the ad ditional one (1) cent local option gas tax imposed by Ordinance No. 89-06, making the local option gas tax a total of five (5) cents per gallon on motor fuel and special fuel (diesel fuel) sold in Union County, Florida, until August 31, 1999; and WHEREAS, Union County previous ly adopted Ordinance No. 99-06 ex tending and re-imposing the four (4) cent tax imposed by Ordinance No. 84-1 and the additional one (1) cent tax imposed by Ordinance No. 89-06, making the local option gas tax a total of five (5) cents per gallon on motor fuel and special fuel (diesel fuel) sold in Union County, Florida, until August 31, 2014; and WHEREAS, Union County previously adopted Ordinance No. 2010-03 ex tending and re-imposing the four (4) cent tax imposed by Ordinance No. 84-1 and the additional one (1) cent tax imposed by Ordinance No. 89-06, and imposing an additional one (1) cent tax making the local option gas tax a total of six (6) cents per gallon on motor fuel and special fuel (diesel fuel) sold in Union County, Florida, until December 31, 2014; and WHEREAS, Union County desires to retain the prior impositions of tax at the total local option gas tax rate of six (6) cents per gallon, as permit ted by Section 336.025(1)(a), Florida Statutes, and to extend the effective date of such tax through December 31, 2019, in accordance with the law. NOW THEREFORE, Be It Ordained by the Board of County Commission ers of Union County, Florida: Section 1. This Ordinance is adopted pursuant to Section 336.025, Florida Statutes, and other applicable law. Section 2. There is hereby imposed a six (6) cent local option gas tax upon every gallon of motor fuel and special fuel (diesel fuel) sold in Union County, Florida, and taxed under the provisions of Chapter 206, Florida Statutes. Section 3. The tax shall be imposed as follows: The four (4) cent local option gas tax imposed on July 10, 1984, by Ordinance No. 84-1, and that additional one (1) cent local op tion gas tax imposed on June 30, 1989, by Ordinance No. 89-06, as amended, and that additional one (1) cent local option gas tax imposed on June 21, 2010, by Ordinance No. 2010-03, as amended, shall remain in full force and effect and shall be re-imposed and extended through the date of December 31, 2019. Section 4. The proceeds of the tax shall be distributed in accordance with the provisions of Section 336.025(4), Florida Statutes. Section 5. All prior ordinances in con flict herewith are hereby repealed. Section 6. This Ordinance is enacted the 19 day of May, 2014, and Shall take effect January 1, 2015 THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was duly adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Union County, Florida in open session this 19 day of May, 2014. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS SIONERS UNION COUNTY, FLOR IDA By: Jimmy Tallman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 7/17 2tchg 7/24-UCT PUBLIC NOTICE Suwannee River Economic Coun cil, Inc. announces the availability of $315,000 of State Housing Initiative Program Plan funds for Union County for the fiscal year 2014-2015. For in formation or to apply for the program you may go to our outreach office at 665 SE 4th St., Lake Butler, between the hours of 8:00 and 4:30. Applica tions will be accepted beginning Au gust 18, 2014. Priority will be given to those with developmental disabilities. 7/17 1tchg-UCT Legals bench. According to a release from the Eighth Circuit, he is one of the few, if not only, Florida judges to have been appointed by two different governors to two different county judgeships. For either judge, over half of the lawyers polled offered no opinion in the area of professional activities somewhat skewing any results there and about half also declined to offer anything in the area of written decisions. Lawyers were instructed to disregard political considerations, and vote their conscience and opinion, the association stated. If a lawyer did not have knowledge or experience as to a judicial officers experience or capability in any one area sufficient to form an opinion, the lawyer was instructed to vote No Opinion as to that area. Lawyers were most pleased with Bayers professionalism moderately to strongly agreeing in all subcategories with an average rating of 5.17 with every one stating an opinion. Stanley H. Griffis III received the lowest scores of any judicial officer by far, with only one average rating breaking 4 at 4.02 under Professionalism: Show industry/promptness and one below 3 at 2.89 under Professionalism: Shows patience/temperament. He had 121 lawyers respond, nearly the most of any judicial officer. Judge Mary Day Coker received average ratings in the midto high-4s and a high of 5.11. Judge Phyllis M. Rosier received similar average ratings with a high of 5.03. Overall, judicial officers throughout the circuit received strong marks, with the average in all subcategories being 5.07 or better. Apparently lawyers throughout the six counties are happy with whom they encounter behind the bench and in each court. Bayer said he and his colleagues are happy as well, with the results. I guess that Im satisfied, especially with the things that I can control respect for defendants, attorneys, courtroom management, etc., the judge said. Im happy that most (respondents) give me a 5 or 6. Im satisfied as is the chief judge and my fellow county judges. To view all the results, visit www.8jcba.org JUDGE Continued from 1A Pine Hill Lodge No. 9 met July 9 at a called to pass Brother Trey Johns (Louie Leofric Johns III) to the Fellow Craft Degree in Freemasonry. (L-r) David Lane, Colan Coody, Ted Barber, Charles Lambert, Trey Johns, Tom Adams, John Paul Mann, Bob Haines and Gene Bertine.
6A Union County Times Thursday, July 17, 2014 for Union County Times rfntbf fr $ Money-$aving Coupons from Spires Dollar General CVS Winn-Dixie Walgreens & other great stores & restaurants!New Subscribers Only Early voting for primary election begins Aug. 16 Change party by July 28 Elections are fast approaching. The Primary Election is August 26 and the General Election is November 4. There are three ways to vote: Vote by mail (absentee), vote during the early voting period, or vote on Election Day. If your name or address has changed please contact or come by the Union County Supervisor of Elections office to make these changes prior to Election Day. Also, if you wish to change your party for the primary election you have to do so by July 28, when the books close. Supervisor of Elections Debbie Osborne said the their goal is to provide the voters with as much pre-election information as possible. If you want to vote absentee, call them at 386-496-2236 or go online at www.unionflvotes.com and request your absentee ballot. Early voting for the Primary Election will start on August 16 and run through August 23. Early voting hours will be Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Noon to 6 p.m. Union County only has one early voting location, which is the Supervisor of Elections office located at 175 West Main Street in Lake Butler. Remember: You need a photo ID and signature (even if the poll worker knows you) to vote early vote at the polls on Election Day. Each household will receive a sample ballot in the mail two weeks prior to the election. A sample ballot will also be in the Union County Times the week before the election. If you have any questions, contact the Supervisor of Elections office at 386-4962236 or email Osborne at email@example.com Lake Butlers Jake OSteen wins at USSSA Global World Series over teams in Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas before winning the championship game on July 9 in Destin. (Back row, l-r) Coaches Roger Wilbourn, Mark LeSuer, J.J. Jones, Matt McCaskill and Britt Wetherington. (Middle row, l-r) Mark LeSuer Jr., Witt Wetherington, Parker Mirick, Cam Wilbourn, Josh McCaskill and Will Prince. (Front row, l-r) Hayes Lightsey, Davis Green, J.D. Smith, CCI captain dismissed after DOC investigation Tuesday, Department of Corrections Secretary Michael D. Crews directed the dismissal of Columbia Correctional Institution Captain Jason Fox for failing to properly report information he received from outside law enforcement regarding potential criminal activity at Columbia. Earlier today, I instructed Columbia Correctional Institution Warden Monroe Barnes to dismiss Captain Fox for failure to report critical information he received from outside law enforcement related to potential criminal activity at Columbia C.I., Crews said. Captain Foxs failure to report this information compromised the safety of both staff and inmates. The Department of Corrections has zero tolerance for anything less than absolute competence from our officers and staff. Anything less compromises our primary mission of public safety and will not be allowed. In June, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested five individuals and charged two based upon a scheme by two inmates to sue DOC after selfinflicting gunshot wounds. The investigation is ongoing and DOC continues to fully cooperate with law enforcement partners. Crews will continue visiting DOC facilities across the state. As Floridas largest state agency, DOC employs more than 22,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Some kids are taking it easy this summer, sleeping late and lazing the days away. Then theres Caitlin Wilburn, who got up one morning and made Rice Krispie treats, played kickball and walked around downtown Starke, looking for the perfect images to capture with her camera. Wilburn is one of 22 children taking part in this years College for Kids program at Santa Fe Colleges Starke campus. I think its really interesting, and its fun, Wilburn said. The program is for rising fifth-, sixth-, seventh-, eighthand ninth-graders and offers a variety of courses that cater to different interests, from making something delicious in Life on the Kitchen Trail to practicing your flair for the dramatic in Lets Start Some Drama. Theres just something for everyone, said student Jaiden Hamilton, who is in his third year of participation. Lindsey Sheffield, program supervisor and teacher, said its fun to watch students like Hamilton, who have enrolled in the program multiple times, and students like Wilburn, who are getting their first taste of College for Kids. To see the same kids come back each yearthat lets you know youre doing something right, that theyre having a good time, that they like the teachers and they like all the different courses, Sheffield said. For the new ones, it is good because they all come in scared and quiet. By the end of the two weeks, its like a totally different kid. Hamilton admitted he was one of those quiet kids when he participated the first time. I was pretty shy at first, Hamilton said, but I got used to it. I really liked the peoplethe chaperones and everyone. Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, July 17, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL $229 lb $399 lbPRICES AVAILABLEJULY 16 JULY 22 $279 $549 $169 $299 FAIRGROUNDS Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904)368-9188 Amazing quality. Fantastic prices.Satisfaction Guaranteed LEAN & TENDER $499lb THIN SLICED $49 9 lb $259 lb 4 LB $199lb WAGON WHEEL PARTS4 LEGS 4 THIGHS$119lb $16 9LB $ 1 9 9PINT Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* OPEN EVERY NIGHT SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 STARTS FRIDAY Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri 7:00, 9:00 Sat 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 Sun 5:00, 7:00 Mon Thur 7:30NOW SHOWING Fri 8:00 Sat 5:15, 8:00 Sun 5:30 Mon Thur 7:15Walt Disneys Gary Oldman in Wed. Kids Shows 10am & 1pm All Seats $5.00July 23rd PLANES: Fire & RescueDAWN OF THEPLANET OF THE APESPLANESFire & Rescue Interesting, fun and something for everyone an action photo of Emily Canova and a hula hoop. ABOVE: Angelina Chapman plays a cow in the drama class. LEFT: Jaiden heart in biology. Trevor Hall is another student who is in his third year of participation. He said his first year of participating was really cool because he got to meet a lot of fellow students who shared the same interests as him. The experience exceeded his expectations. It was way better, Hall said. I thought it was going to feel like normal school, but just with some unique classes. It was different. Hamilton describes it as being fun and educational. Wilburn sounded like she would one day be like Hall and Hamilton. She said shes enjoying her first year and wants to enroll again. Shes especially looking forward to taking more classes. She was participating in half-day sessions (three classes). I want to do the whole day next year, Wilburn said. When her mother told her about the College for Kids program and what classes were being offered, Wilburn said she was definitely interested because she likes cooking and sports. Therefore, two of the classes she enrolled in were Life on the Kitchen Trail and Got Game? She was a little unsure of the digital photography class she enrolled in, but admitted, Its actually kind of cool. I never thought I could do some of the pictures Ive taken. Hall said he, too, was surprised by the digital photography class. I thought it was going to be a little straightforward and slow, but its really, really fun, Hall said. When he enrolled for the first time, Hall said he was most looking forward to taking a computer class. His third year is no different, as his favorite class is still a computer class. Building my own website is pretty sweet, Hall said. computers class. Brenda Velez practice conveying emotions with puppets. Caitlin Wilburn Krispies into a pan as Emily on in Life on the which is usually one of the most popular classes every year in College for Kids.
to Ocala. They were planning to move to Starke, where Katie was living with an aunt, when Darbys grandparents were killed in an automobile accident in 1933. Darby still ended up in Starke and was thrilled to be living in the same home as Katie. She said they dressed alike and wore their hair the same so no one could tell them apart. We looked so much alike we could pass for one another, and no one was the wiser, Darby said. One time we dated twin brothers who were as identical as we were. None of the four of us was ever really sure whom we were with on any given evening. It was fun. The girls attended Bradford High School together and graduated in 1937. Darby said she still attends lunches with her graduating class. Both girls had an active social life: meeting friends at Canovas Drug Store (at the corner of Call and Walnut streets), attending neighborhood parties and walking to the movies on dates with local boys, none of whom had cars. They dated boys from Gainesville, too, but they 2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, July 17, 2014 ARMSTRONGFENCE COMPANY Securing the SoutheastCommercial Residential Rent a Fence Access ControlCall for your FREE Estimate LOCAL PEOPLE ... LOCAL SERVICE! 904-368-0687 ph www.starkedivorce.com MARGARET ANDERSON1011 N. Temple Ave. Starke. FL (US 301 North)Family Law & Will Preparation30 years experience Margaret will continue to serve clients in Alachua County as well as Bradford & Union counties Jo es Tires 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) 964-(8473) BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph, Times and Monitor Being contented no matter where you are or what you are dealing with is an art, which very few people master, but one Starke woman has done so and says it is the product of having a wonderful life. Virginia Darby says she has been blessed to have an interesting and happy life with wonderful family and friends. She says this is her secret to living content, alone with herself and loving it. She was born in Bronson on Dec. 10, 1919, to Reuben and Katie Fugate, one of a pair of twins. Her twin was named Katie after their mother, who passed away a month after the girls were born from complications from the birth. Their father, who was the tax collector for Levy County, died three years later. Darby said she and Katie never knew him. Before having the twins, their parents already had three daughters and a son. Upon their fathers death, the children were divided among aunts and grandparents. The girls doctor told the aunts that none of them should take both twins because they wouldnt live, so Katie ended up with an aunt, while Darby went to live with her grandfather and step-grandmother. I think I may have been too much of a handful for any of the aunts, Darby remembered with a smile. I lived with my grandparents, and I was very spoiled and very much loved. Darby and her grandparents lived in Archer and then moved Virginia Darby did have cars. After graduation the girls had enough money to each attend Florida State College for Womennow Florida State Universityfor one year. They went together and were roommates. Still active socially, Darby said they dated Tallahassee boys and some they knew from Starke who finally had cars and drove up. It was a wonderful year, Darby said. We knew going into it that we would only have one year, but it was worth it. We learned how to be on our own and handle our own money. These are things that it is good to learn when you are young and we did. When they returned to Starke, Katie took a job in Jacksonville, while Darby worked at Clarjean, a combination dress shop and florist. I did the bills and bookkeeping, Darby said. I also helped out with the flowers. Katie married in 1938 to a young man from Starke and moved out of an older sisters home, while Virginia moved to Jacksonville to the same home to attend Masseys Business School. She remembered quickly growing tired of attending classes. People would come in and need workers for their offices, and every time one showed up, mine was the first hand in the air, Darby said. I was tired of school, and it made a good break. Darby also married a man from Starke 13 years her senior, Charles Darby, in 1940. The couple had four children, three of whom are still living. Darby said she and Katie had their children very much alike and were therefore able to enjoy the various phases of motherhood together. In 1953, Charles Darby was elected circuit court clerk, and his wife worked at the courthouse right beside him. She said she started out satisfying the mortgages in the county record books, doing the payroll for the road department, figuring pay for jury members and indexing the record books, deeds and mortgages. When the state passed laws prohibiting family members from working together in public offices, she was afraid she would have to leave her job, but they let her stay. They grandfathered me in, she said. While working with her BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Row, row, row your boatto a first-ever championship. April Beck, a 2011 Keystone Heights High School graduate, may not have done any singing, but she and her teammates were pretty ecstatic after the Jacksonville University womens rowing team won its first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship, which qualified the team for a first-ever berth in the NCAA championships. Everyone was just hugging each other, said Beck, the daughter of William and Carol Beck. Some people were even crying. A last-place finish at the NCAA Championships did nothing to dampen the teams enthusiasm as members now look forward to next season. We were seeded 22 nd out of 22 teams, and thats where we ended up as well, Beck said, but it was the experience. Hopefully, well go next year and do better next time. The whole experience was fun. The entire season was a fun experience for Beck, who has participated in rowing for all three of her years at the school. Her teams noteworthy accomplishments began before the MAAC Championships at the April 4-5 Florida Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships in Sarasota. Normally, our mens team does phenomenal down there, and they did, but this is the first year we won it, Beck said. The womens team finished first in four heats and second in another in earning 101.5 points. Beck, a member of a varsity four-crew boat with coxswain, said the FIRA Championships are always fun as JU gets the chance to compete against various schools from throughout Florida. The April 27 MAAC Championships in West Windsor, New Jersey, featured a close womens competition. JUs two eight-crew boats took first, while the four-crew boat Beck was a part of finished fourth out of six teams. The four-crew boatalso consisting of Jennifer Pavlik, Rylie Ayles, Rebecca Clark and coxswain Renee Pharishad a time of 8:06.43 to finish ahead of Canisius (8:23.45), with Fairfield (7:48.97), Marist (7:52.76) and Robert Morris (8:01.56) taking the top three spots. Beck said her boat had to finish at least fourth in the grand final to get the Dolphins the championship. That fourth-place finish earned JU five points. The Dolphins finished with a score of 45 to edge out Marist, which had 37 points. It wasnt just given to us, Beck said. We definitely knew we had to fight for it. That almost makes it feel better, knowing you worked your hardest, and you made it. The JU athletic department is currently listing the top 10 moments in 2013-14 on its website (www.judolphins.com) and has the womens rowing team winning the MAAC listed as fourth. The NCAA Championships, which were held in Indianapolis, were a different experience for Beck and her fellow rowers, and not just because it was their first time there. They kind of treated us a little extra special there, Beck said. For instance, we got to stay in a really nice hotel. We normally dont do that. We usually have like three girls to a room, but this time we had two. The competitionwhich was won by defending champion Ohio State, making its 15 th straight championship appearancewas quite an eye opener as Beck and her teammates looked at the other teams. Our team has smaller girls generally, Beck said. The other teams, they looked like giants to us. Theyre all real big and strong. It was a bit of a surreal experience, looking around and seeing what other schools JU was competing against. My last race, I looked over to the left, and Harvard was next to us waiting to start, Beck said. I turned to the girl behind me and said, Did you ever think wed be racing against Harvard? This is just crazy. Crazy might be how you would describe the fact that Beck is even participating in the sport of rowing. I never heard about the sport KHHS grad Beck helps JU make splash in rowing Virginia Darby: an interesting, happy and content life until I started college, she said. Beck said she didnt consider herself an athlete growing up, though she did play youth soccer, as well as volleyball in the seventh grade. Her activity of choice, though, was dance. She was on the Keystone Heights High School dance team for five years, serving as captain for three years. It was Becks intent to try out for the dance team at JU, but rowing intrigued her. She first heard about the sport through her mother, who happened to talk to a University of Florida rowing coach at the gym where she works out. When she heard I was going to JU, Beck said, that lady said, Oh, they have a great rowing program over there. Thats when I first heard about it. During the first week of for a picture in front of the Championships University teammates were competing in the championships in school history. during a race.
techniques, and the final portion will be a brigade-level field training exercise complete with role-players and opposing forces. During the training, more than 600 soldiers from 3 rd Infantry Division are filling opposingforce roles, and more than 200 soldiers from 1 st Army from Camp Shelby, Mississippi, are acting as observer-controller trainers. My staff is basically an extension of the brigade commander. This is his training plan, Shaver said, noting that his group has met extensively with 53 rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team commander Col. Mike Canzoneri and his command team to plan aspects of the XCTC training for the Florida soldiers. He said upgrades to the electronic Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systemor MILES gearthis cycle will be used throughout the training area. It will make it possible to track a soldier anywhere in the training area, 24-7. If you fire your weapon, it knows that you are firing, and it can give a shot-line on our screen to show who you are shooting at, Shaver said. Infantry soldiers received their equipment July 12-14 in preparation for the actual training, which began July 15. As his soldiers received their personal MILES equipment on July 12, 53 rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team Capt. Matthew Tebow noted that he was excited, as an infantry company commander, to participate in the training. As a company commander, this is a once-in-a-careertype experience, Tebow, of C Company, 2 nd Battalion, 124 th Infantry Regiment, said. He noted that the 85 soldiers in his company have been training for the past two years, knowing that they would be coming to Camp Blanding for the XCTC. We are really excited to participate in itto make our mistakes, to learn from our mistakes, to grow from our Thursday, July 17, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANServing the area for 21 years. THERAPEUTIC MASSAGEAVAILABLE Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back PainBack & Neck Pain Clinic BY MASTER SGT. THOMAS KIELBASA Special to the Telegraph-TimesMonitor The years largest training event for the Florida Army National Guard is taking place in north-central Florida, as soldiers from the 53 rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team have converged on Camp Blanding Joint Training Center for a nearly three-week exercise. More than 4,500 soldiers of the 53 rd are at the post through the end of July, participating in the eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) exercise. The exercise simulates battlefield conditions to train the soldiers and their leaders in their wartime missions, while enhancing their tactical proficiency and technical competence. Simply put, the soldiers will be working on their infantry skillseverything from conducting a medical evacuation, to responding to an IED (improvised explosive device) attack. XCTCa California-based companywill bring between 400-500 contractors to Camp Blanding during the exercise, providing an experience similar to that of combat training centers in Louisiana or California. The training, which is conducted for units during the ready phase of the Army Force Generation cycle, incorporates the most current tactics, techniques and procedures used by Army National Guard Infantry brigades. Jim Shaver, exercise control cell chief for the XCTC training at Camp Blanding for this cycle, explained that the hundreds of contractors used during the training will make the exercise as realistic as possible and provide Hollywood-level moulage to simulate casualties on the battlefield. His group from XCTC includes instrumentation and communications teams, battlefield effects simulation teams and battlefield immersion teams that provide civilians on the battlefield and foreign language speakers. The more realisticthe more you can make the training environment look like actual combatthe better off you will be in terms of preparing the soldiers for a real combat experience, Shaver said. Shaver explained that the first portion of the XCTC period will cover infantry training Infantry training revs up at Blanding with XCTC Contra.ctors from XCTC watch as Pfc. machine gun using electronic sensors and equipment. Photo by Master Kielbasa. Camp Blanding. The 221st was supporting the 53rd A member of the provides medical care to a wounded soldier during XCTC training at Camp Blanding. mistakes, Tebow said. Personnel from both the Florida Army National Guard and Air National Guard will support the three weeks of training at Camp Blanding. Even experts from the Camp Blanding-based 221 st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company used their annual training to support XCTC. On July 11, Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialists used detonation cord and plastic explosives to clear unexploded ordnance on Camp Blandings Pinner Range, where some of the training will take place. The unit will also be available to help the infantry in the event it has malfunctioning ammunition, finds unexploded ordnance or has any similar emergencies. While they are conducting any type of (missions) on ranges, we can go out and respond to them so they can resume training and they dont have as much down time, 221 st Explosive Ordnance Disposal platoon leader 1 st Lt. Lee Ashlock said. It is so they can maximize the training they have at Camp Blanding. Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa is a member of Florida National Guard Public Affairs. 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. Football practice for Lake Butler Middle School starts at 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 4, at the schools gym. Practices are 7-10 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays through Aug. 14. All necessary paperwork needs to be completed and turned in before a student can practice. The necessary paperwork is available online at www.fhsaa. org, or packets are available at the front office at Union County High School. If you have any questions, please call coach Lamar Waters at 904-364-6614. Are you interested in coaching youth football or cheerleading this fall? Do you have a desire to share your knowledge with youth, while teaching them the fundamentals of the game? If so, Bradford County Pop Warner can utilize your talents. A clinic will be held Saturday, July 26, at Bradford High School for coaches that require certification or re-certification. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with the clinic beginning at 8:30 a.m. Practice kicks off Aug. 1 at the Thomas Street Recreational Bradford Pop Warner coaches clinic is July 26 BMS football tryouts start Aug. 4 LBMS football practices begin Aug. 4 Facility. There will be five divisions this year. For more information about the coaches clinic or football/ cheer sign-ups, contact Rodney Mosley at 904-412-6300. www.StarkeJournal.com www.facebook.com/BradfordTelegraph
husband, Darby did mostly secretarial-type work, but once he asked her to work for Judge Murphy and help him in the courtroom. We were still in the old courthouse. Judge Murphy had very bad gout and could not wear his shoes much of the time, Darby said. Everything was fine until he asked me one day to poll the jury. I had no idea what he meant. He asked me again, Madame Clerk, please poll the jury. I just looked at him. I felt like a bump on a log. He finally called me up to the bench and asked me what was wrong. I told him, and so he did it himself, asking each juror what their verdict was. I never forgot the experience and learned what to do when it came up again. Charles died in office in 1969. It was seriously discussed that she run for the office in the next election, but she declined. It was just too much, she remembered. I really could not see myself in that position. Darby continued her work at the courthouse, switching to working in the courtrooms keeping evidence for the trials. Whenever a piece of evidence was introduced, I would record it, assign it a number and secure it, Darby remembered. I also swore in witnesses and jurors, and read the verdicts. Back then, we had a lot more criminal trials than we did civil cases, and often that made the cases quite interesting. Inman Green finished out Charles term as clerk, changing his party affiliationfrom Democrat to Republican, because the governor of Florida at the time was a Republicanto do so. Darby said she believed he was the first Republican clerk in the county. Darby remembered many people from her courthouse days fondly; both people she worked for and with. I worked for three judges: Murphy, George Carlisle and John Crews, Darby remembered. From the state attorneys office, there was Wiley Clark, Gene Whitworth and Tom Elwell. They were all such gentlemen, and they worked so hard. Darby also worked with three circuit court clerks after her husband: Inman Green, Gilbert Brown and Ray Norman. She 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, July 17, 2014 SPONSORED BY THE CONCERNED CITIZENS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, INC. Saturday & SundayAT THE R.J.E. COMPLEX N. PINE STREET STARKE Debbie Smith of Lake Butler announce the marriage of her daughter, Laci Elise Smith, daughter of the late Harvy Smith, to Johnnie Eston L Clark, son of Johnnie and Tricia Clark of Starke. Laci is a 2009 graduate of Union County High School and is employed by Sears Hometown of Starke. John is a 2011 graduate of Bradford High School. He currently attends Florida State University and is employed by CVS in Tallahassee as a Pharmacy Technician. The wedding will take place at Madison Street Baptist Church on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow at the Charley E Johns Conference Center. All family and friends are invited. Smith, Clark to wed July 26 Brother Zoltan and Sister Nancy Jakab at their Luncheon Celebration on June 29th at Smyrna Baptist Church in Starke. The celebration was for their faithfulness. dedication and their many years of service to the Lord and to Smyrna Baptist Church. Jakabs recognized at luncheon Socials Letters firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Editor: Thank you Mr. Danny Riddick and Bradford County Road Department for the milling on SE 11 th Ave. We have lived on this road almost 40 years. The road has been in need of repairs for a long time. It is greatly appreciated. Deborah Hollingsworth The Hollingsworth Family Thanks to Riddick, road department Dear Editor: I want to start this letter with, I absolutely think Starke is the greatest city in this great Teachers not being used to potential nation of America. I also think we have the best students and teachers in the state of Florida, and I support all of the decisions and merits of the current administration of the Bradford County Superintendents Office. I think Chad Farnsworth and his wife are doing a great job, and theyre here for the betterment of our students. I know that a school district is only as good as its leadership. (Here goes the nitpick) I want to bring up a subject that I have been thinking about for a few years now. Why dont we promote from within? I keep up with the schools and watch what happens at all levels. I have children that are graduates of the district and also are attending classes at South-Side Elementary, the junior high, and the high school. Some things I dont understand, and dont have to. However, we have some great teachers at our schools, that I dont believe are being used to their potential. We often look outside the ranks of our current teaching staff for people like coaches, BRT, science teachers and a plethora of other jobs. I quote a current ad on the internet. Kevin Baker Dear Editor: Everyone in America is surely familiar with Planned Parenthood, the organization initiated many years ago by Margaret Sanger, a woman who hoped to use her creation to curtail the number of undesirables being born in our Planned Parenthood part of moneymaking industry country. Its really interesting to note how this group, which ostensibly is a supporter of women, actually manages to reach out to females. So lets look at a thumbnail sketch of how its done. And, of course, always begin with the money. In todays America, Planned Parenthood annually receives approximately $500 million of taxpayer cash with which to accomplish their goals. They then use these funds to create what I will call Customers for the Future, using the following steps. 1. Get into Middle Schools and High Schools all over the land and make these points-a) sexual abstinence is impossible b)come to PP and we will help you (andshhh-your parents need know nothing about it) 2. Students, especially girls, go to PP offices and receive lots of birth control (which, by the way, does nothing to prevent sexuallytransmitted diseases). These students go out and try out their new toys, often with multiple partners. Thenoops-back to PP for an STD or HIV test and more birth control, then back out into the world to find some more partners. 3. Eventually, or sooner, the birth control failsa common occurrence. Back to PP with a positive pregnancy test. And finally we make a SALE. (PP performs more abortions hundreds of thousands a year than anyone else in America.) 4. Get $500 million more and start all over again. (Lets keep in mind that repeat abortions are a common occurrence.) Abortion is a billion dollar industry in America and we, the taxpayers, help make this possible. Arent you proud? Leonard C. Young Keystone Heights Dear Editor: Once again our current administration sides with Jewhating, genocidal Islamists as Israel is under attack by Hamas. Instead of supporting, in every way possible, our only true ally in the mid-East, John Kerry and Barrack Obama call for Israel to show restraint in the indiscriminate rocket barrage coming from Gaza. Restraint??!! Situation in Israel brings out hypocrites Is that what Obama would do if rockets were falling nearly everywhere in our country, sent by an organization that has vowed to kill every man, woman, and child in our land? Would John Kerry ignore bombs going off in his neighborhood? Perhaps just call for a sit-down? Anyone who agrees that Israel should just take it is a hypocrite, pure and simple. I know no one who, under these same conditions, would show restraint. Yes, innocent civilians are being killed, Palestinian civilians. Thats what happens when you allow terrorists to set up shop in homes, public buildings, and mosques. Any civilian killed under these circumstances, its on these maniacal Islamists. Leonard C. Young Keystone Heights Continued from 2B also said she worked a great deal with Sheriff P.D. Reddish and his son, Sheriff Dolph Reddish. She remembered many interesting trials, but the most memorable for her was the infamous Melrose triple homicide trial of Carl Robert Tailor. The trial was very interesting, Darby said. There was a lot of evidence and testimony. They said Tailor was a multiple murderer in several states. He had the longest fingers of anyone I have ever seen. I sat very close to him, and he was pleasant enough, but he never smiled, and he always had the same expression on his face. It was very odd. Other courtroom memories include the day everyone was removed from the courtroom because the victim of the crime was threatening to blow everybody up, and getting to work with her daughter, Virginia Johns, a court reporter, in several trials. She remembered going out to the prisons for routine sentencing and seeing Ted Bundy out the car window. He was such a nice looking man, Darby said. You would never think that he was what he was by just looking at him. I was going to get out of the car and speak to him, but the person I was with wouldnt let me. Darby said she was never afraid at any time during her years in the courtrooms, despite the fact she sometimes sat right next to murderers. Darby retired in 1997, but was asked to return for trial work in 1998. She did return for a couple of years. One day, in the second year, I stopped and asked myself what I was doing, Darby said. I didnt need the job, and I was tired of the grind. I asked myself why I was getting up every morning to go to work, so I decided to retire again, this time for good. Darby said she loves being retired. She enjoyed the time it gave her to spend with her children and, later, grandchildren. When she returned to Starke many years ago, she joined a bridge club, and she is still a member and plays regularly. She said she thinks she cut her teeth on a deck of cards, and plays other games and solitaire as well. She also said she enjoys reading, crossword puzzles and simply having time to herself. Darby said she enjoys attending First Baptist Church of Starke, especially during Holy Week services, but this year, a mishap sent her to rehab for several weeks. I love Holy Week services because every day you have a lunch and then a program, 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. DAR to host genealogy workshop Crosshorn Ministries monthly outdoorsmens meeting will be Boating safety to be Crosshorn topic 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 gym. The womens game will tip off UCHS to host alumni hoops game at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m. 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. held Thursday, July 17, at 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. This months meeting will, among other topics, cover boating and water safety. Plus, there will be snacks, fellowship and camaraderie with likeminded souls. For more information on Crosshorn Ministries, visit the website www.crosshorn.org, or contact founder John Whitfield at 352-468-3595 or john@ crosshorn.org. For more information, please contact Leslie Harper at email@example.com or 352-4755090. Darby said. I get to see people from other churches and hear different pastor and singers. On Wednesday of the week I was walking to my rides car, and I just passed out. Nothing was broken, but my head was cut, and it bled profusely. I went to rehab and had walking therapy, and now Im fine and really glad to be home. Darby said she misses Sunday school (for which she taped a class for radio play for several years) and services. So far, she has only ventured out to the beauty parlor, but she said that is going to change. I am going to get back in the swing of things, Darby said. I miss going to church, going out to eat and playing cards. I love being home with myself, but I enjoy going out, too. Despite all the years alone, Darby said she never even considered remarrying. I was 50 years old when Charles died, Darby said. I never considered marrying again. I dated some, but never anything serious. I was happy with my own company. Darby said she has lived with death her whole life, even before she was old enough to truly feel the impact. After the loss of her parents and grandparents, she has, over the years, lost her husband and all of her siblings, including her twin, Katie, in 1986. She lost her youngest daughter in 2001. Ive seen a lot of death, and now I accept it as just a part of life, Darby said. Im not afraid, but that doesnt mean I dont want to stay around for a while yet. I have such a wonderful family and truly great friends, and I look forward to every minute I can spend with them. I can truly say I am content.
Award. RMCs Temes tied with UCIs Perez for the Top Defensive Tactics Award. The Top Gun Award goes to the recruit or recruits who turn in the top scores on the firing range during firearms training each week. The Top Defensive Tactics Award goes to the recruit or recruits who consistently give an excellent performance in demonstrating the tactics being taught in the training. The Top Academic Award goes to the recruit who scores the highest on the multitude of tests given during the training. FSPs Nazario was chosen as class president and, as such, he spoke briefly to his fellow graduates at the ceremony. The class vice-president, UCIs Blankenship, also took part in the ceremony. FSPs Capt. Charles Combs acted as keynote speaker for the ceremony and congratulated the graduates on their achievements. Following the ceremony, the recruits enjoyed a variety of refreshments and enjoyed time with their families. program which incorporated both classroom learning and physical demonstration of the skills being taught. UCIs Eno tied with FSPs Nazario for the Top Gun Award. Eno earned the Top Academic Thursday, July 17, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B A total of 29 recruits from five area institutions successfully completed Correctional Officer Basic Recruit Training (BRT) and were recognized in a graduation ceremony on May 29. The recruits are: Lawtey Correctional Institution: Kenneth Evans, Nicholas Pregony. Florida State Prison: Ramon Nazario. Reception Medical Center: Jennifer Dampier, Davontre Edmond, Deosha Haynes, Laquile Jones, Ray Perry, Levi Temes, Kelsey Thomas, Samuel Velez-Ortiz. Baker Correctional Institution: Chaquita Boatman and Teddy Tomlin. Union Correctional Institution: Drew, Blankenship, Jarel Bobola, Loretta Carter, Brance Chiadikobi, Wayne Cordeau, Hiram Dicandio, Lindsey Eno, Kurt Ensell, Joseph Henderson, Annastasia McDaniel, Dillon Merritt, Alma Perez, Cedric Perry, Martin Slocum, Joshua Smallwood, Hailey Tindall, Jason Tomko, Frank Welz. Three recruits earned special awards for excelling in various aspects of the 11-week training 29 graduate from Basic Recruit Training Gainesvilles Hippodrome Theater loves its fans and patrons in Starke and offers tickets to The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical to Starke residents at a cost of $15 each. The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, which takes place in a fictional Starke trailer park named Armadillo Acres, has been held over several times and will now run through Sunday, Aug. 3. This will be the final holdover, so go to the Hipp with your valid ID or drivers license showing your Starke residency and receive $15 tickets to the musical that has everyone talking. Eight performances of the musical are held each week. Call the box office at 352375-4477, or visit www.thehipp. org, for tickets and information. Starke residents can see Trailer Park Musical for $15 Kenneth Evans from Basic with this class. congratulates him. Not shown Nicholas also graduated with this class.
classes at JU, Beck visited the Dolphin Marketplace, where new students learn about the various activities on campus. She began talking to a fellow student at the rowing booth and signed up for a meeting. She went to the meeting and was told that practice started the following day. I just kind of jumped into it, Beck said. Beck said it is surprising that she is able to participate in a sport for the first time at the Division I collegiate level, but added that JU does a good job of teaching rowing newcomers. As a novice, they teach you everything, Beck said. Youre kind of separated from the varsity group at first. You can race in novice categories. Rowers compete in the fall and spring, with the fall consisting of longer races. The training schedule, though, remains the same, and it starts early in the day. Practices are held every day but Sunday, beginning at 6 a.m. Practice lasts two hours. In the afternoons, hourlong weightlifting sessions are held two days a week. Friday afternoons consist or running and conditioning, while Saturdays consist of longer practices that cant exceed four hours per NCAA rules. Beck admitted getting plenty of sleep is difficult, saying, Waking up that early and then going to classits very hard to stay awake. You do manage it, but you dont have that much of a social life. Still, Beck has managed to be named to the College of Business Deans List the past two semesters. 6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, July 17, 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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Visitation is Friday, July 18th from 7:00 9:00 p.m. at Stone Funeral Home, 516 King St., Cocoa. She is survived by four children; 11 grandchildren; sisters; and brothers. Funeral services are Saturday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Orthodox Primitive Baptist Church in Cocoa. Final arrangements entrusted to Stone Funeral Home of Cocoa. Clyde Carpenter KEYSTONE HEIGHTSClyde Alonza Carpenter, 82, of Keystone Heights died Friday, July 11, 2014 at Haven Hospice in Orange Park. He was born Sept. 12, 1932 in Jacksonville to the late Crawford F. and Betty (Young) Carpenter, Sr., and was a resident of Keystone Heights since 1978. He was a business agent for the Teamsters Local Union 512 in Jacksonville for over 25 years before retiring. He was also a member of the Faith Presbyterian Church in Melrose. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mamie E. (Batt); and his brother, Crawford F. Carpenter, Jr. Survivors are: one daughter, one son, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. There are no scheduled services at this time. Interment was at Gadara Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Infant Elin DeGuzman STARKEInfant Elin Brittany DeGuzman of Starke, died on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Gainesville. Elin was born in Gainesville on July 4, 2014. She was preceded in death by her seven great-grandparents. She is survived by: her parents, Tristan and Parecia Leigh (Johns) DeGuzman, her brother Micah and her sister Paecyn all of Starke; maternal grandparents, Shan and Tom deNeergaard of Atlanta, Georgia and Phillip and Linda Johns of Santa Fe Lake; paternal grandparents; Vergel and Zeny DeGuzman of Jacksonville, Cecilia DeGuzman of California and paternal great-grandparent, Pat DeGuzman of Jacksonville. Graveside services were at Crosby Lake Cemetery on July 14 at with her grandfathers, Phillip Johns and Tom deNeergaard officiating. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Murl Price LAKE BUTLER Murl Mutt Price, 82, of Lake Butler died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Gainesville after an extended illness. He was born in Brooker, living most of his life in Lake Butler. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was the son of the late William H. and Jessie Mae Price. He is preceded in death by six brothers and sisters. He is survived by: daughter, Andrea (Milton) Clinkscales of Commerce, Georgia; sons, Michael H. (Karen) Price of Davenport and John T. Price of Quincy; brother, Roscoe Price of Plant City; three grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren Funeral services were held July 16 in the Archer Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Dekle Cemetery. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Gerald Silcox GAINESVILLEGerald J.J. Travis Silcox, 66, of Gainesville died on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Shands at the University of Florida. He was born in Starke on Dec. 27, 1947 to the late William Silcox, Sr. and Hazel Lee Silcox. He attended Kingsley Lake Baptist Church. He graduated from Bradford High School and became an independent contractor, painting houses. He was a resident of Starke for 50 years until relocating to Gainesville in 1997. He retired after 26 years as a maintenance worker at the Budget Inn in Starke and more recently the Knights Inn in Gainesville. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William Silcox, Jr. He is survived by many cousins and close friends. Graveside services were held on July 14 at Kingsley Lake Cemetery with Pastor Zeb Cook officiating. The arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Virginia Straka LEHIGH ACRESVirginia M. Straka, 94, of Lehigh Acres died on Friday, July 4, 2014. She was born in Cranesville, Pennsylvania on Oct. 21, 1919. She previously resided in Starke and was member of Madison Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Andrew W. Straka and parents, Forrest and Mary Bishop. She is survived by: daughter, Carrie A. (John) Hunt of Lehigh Acres. Burial was held at Rimersburg Cemetery in Pennsylvania on July 16. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Lehigh Church of Nazarene. Arrangements by AndersonPatterson Cremation & Funeral Services. Kent Trull KEYSTONE HEIGHTSKent Kenny Wade Trull age 64, of Keystone Heights passed away at home Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Mr. Trull was born in Batavia, Illinois to the late Max and Laura (Olesen) Trull. He served in the United States Navy, and lived in North Carolina and Jacksonville before becoming a resident of Keystone Heights. Mr. Trull had retired following his 29 years of dedicated service with Bellsouth, which later became AT&T, as a service technician. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed playing golf. Survivors are: his wife of 26 years, Brenda (Sanders); children, Father Jason Trull of Palm Coast, Scott of Fleming Island, Jamie, Jeremy, and Justin all of Jacksonville; two siblings, Al Schmidt of North Carolina and Judy Arnold of Middleburg; his father in law, Harold Sanders of Keystone Heights; and sisters in law, Patricia Loudy of Jacksonville and Christie Harper of Middleburg. Also left behind are his eight grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Trull were held July 12 in the St. Lukes Catholic Church in Middleburg with his son, Father Jason Trull officiating. Interment will be Friday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Jacksonville National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 620 Nona St. Starke. 904964-6200. www.jonesgallagherfh. com PAID OBITUARY Lorraine Wilkison LAWTEYLorraine Dorothy Wilkison, age 82, of Lawtey passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at her residence with family by her side. She was born in Randolph, Massachusetts on Sept. 7, 1931 to the late Will Wilandrew Willis and Mildred Blanch Magnussen Willis. Lorraine was raised in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to Tampa when she was thirteen. She met the love of her life, Bennett Louis Wilkison, Jr. while residing in Pensacola, and married him on March 4, 1949. Together, Lorraine and Bennett moved to Jacksonville where they raised four children. She loved being a mother and homemaker, taking care of her family. In 1981, Lorraine relocated to Lawtey and became a member of the Starke Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Lorraine was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed reading her Bible, attending church, and traveling. Lorraine was a very fashionable woman who loved to shop. Her clothing, purse, and shoes always coordinated. Most of all, Lorraine loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Bennett Louis Wilkison, Jr. and her two brothers, Stanley Elmer French and Will Bill Wilandrew Willis. Lorraine is survived by: her loving children, Carolyn L. (Daniel) McCullers and Bennett L. (Dianna) Wilkison, III both of Lawtey, Tammy L. (Linda Wilson) McCarley of Daytona, and Geneva L. (Joni Stevens) Wilkison of Lawtey; her adopted sister, Lavonne Wilkison of Starke; her grandchildren, Stephanie, Jack, Tiffany, Chris, Angie, Sean, Robert, Jacquie, Joshua, Dillon, Buddy, Brandi, Tony, and Leisha; and her great-grandchildren, Laci, Blake, Deklan, McKenzie, Gavin, Aaron, Ashlyn, Logan, Xander, McKayla, Gabriel, and Isaiah. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 pm at Archie Tanner Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Curtis Johnson officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke, FL. 904-964-5757. Visit www. archietannerfuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Frank its been six years since youve been gone on July 14, 2014. The love we had for each other was so strong, thats why I am still missing you so very much, Happy Birthday Frank. July 10, 1942. Love, Caroline and Family In Memory BECK Continued from 2B When it came time to getting out on the water for the first time, Beck admitted it felt weird, saying, I never realized that in the boat, your seat moves, and your feet are strapped in. Beck said its always good to actually get in the boat and be out on the water. It is a welcome change from training on an ergometer (rowing machine) and staring at nothing but a small screen that tells you how hard youre pulling. Thats never fun, so we always like being out on the water and looking at more things, Beck said. When it comes to the various crews, Beck said the strongest rowers usually make up the top two eight-member boats. It is a goal to get into one of the eightmember boats, but Beck said she likes the camaraderie she experiences as part of a fourmember boat. She feels it is a close-knit group. Its almost more fun being in four, but you always want to kind of work yourself up, if you can, she said. Rowing as an activity will end after Becks senior year, but then she plans to turn her attention from the water to the skies. She is studying aviation management, a career field she learned more about while visiting a college and career fair in Jacksonville. She learned of an air-traffic control school in Valdosta, Georgia, which she visited. They actually had a big simulator, Beck said. I had an instructor with me, and I was talking to the pilots. It was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it. That got me hooked. Beck had already applied to JU, though, but she realized JU has an aviation program. Upon graduation, she hopes to get hired by the Federal Aviation Administration and go to Oklahoma City for training. Until then, the goal is to put together another memorable year out on the water for the JU rowing team. Beck said the rowers basically want to repeat last season, although with a slight change at the end. Do it all again, and then do better at the NCAAs, she said.
Looking back on his first year, Hamilton said the class he enjoyed most was CSI. You learned a lot about fingerprints and how to be a detective, Hamilton said. Hamilton entered this years program looking forward to taking a biology class. Im going into the 10 th grade, so Im going to be doing biology, Hamilton said. I might as well start learning about it now. Its really enjoyable. The class Hamilton enjoys this year that he wasnt too sure of at first is Brain Games. Im not very good at puzzles, Hamilton said, but Ive gotten used to it. I like it. Hamilton said that is one of the things about College for Kidsa class that might not sound that fun or interesting can turn out to be enjoyable if one just gives it a chance. Basically, its just like real college. They go in there, and they have a perception of what the class is going to be, Sheffield said. Some of them on the first day are like, Aww, this boring. By the end of the first week, theyre like, This is awesome. We like to teach them you have to go in with an open mind. A course is going to be as good as you make it. In his words, Hall described it as such: Its like seeing this toy all your friends have, and they say its kind of boring, but when you get it, you just love it. Though students like Hall, Hamilton and Wilburn are enjoying the program, the enrollment for College for Kids has decreased in recent years. This years enrollment is 13 students less than last years 35. Sheffield and Cheryl Canova, the director of the Santa Fe College Andrews Center and College for Kids coordinator, are taking a look at the program and considering some changes, such as delaying the start instead of beginning the program right after Thursday, July 17, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! 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From observing this years participants, Canova said she believed the children were having a fun time taking some new, neat classes. The goal, though, is to always evaluate what types of classes are offered and to think of new classes to offer in the future. One of the classes Im researching and trying to find somebody to teach is a rocket science class or astronomy, just to kind of get some new ideas in here and see how that goes, Sheffield said. In order to make a program good, you always have to come up with new, fresh ideas. Thats what were looking to do. Still, participants such as Hall and Hamilton were quite happy with what has been offered during their time in the program. When asked what type of class hed like to see next year that wasnt offered this year, Hall said, I really dont know because theyve done just about everything. Id like to see one of the sculpture classes again. That was a lot of fun. When Wilburn was asked what type of class shed like to see offered, she said, I like animals, so I would like to learn more about animals. A vet class, maybe? Sheffield said she plans to make a concerted effort to publicize the program more in the community and in the local schools. She has also created a Facebook page (www.facebook. com/sfcfk) for parents and students to become members of so that they can be kept up to date on changes, course offerings, etc. Students are also doing their part to get the word out. Hall said, Ive told a lot of my friends to do it. Its just worth it. Every hour is worth it. Wilburn is looking forward to returning next year and has her eye on a couple of classes she didnt take this time around. I heard about biologyand that sounds funand a pillowmaking class, Wilburn said. I like arts and crafts. Hamilton cannot return next year, as he will exceed the age limit. However, he plans on still being a part of the program. He wants to serve as a volunteer. I think thatll be pretty fun, he said. Hall said it would be a bit of a bummer when he takes College for Kids for the last time, but like Hamilton, he wants to return as a volunteer. I think itll feel pretty good because Ill be able to give back to the program and help out with what they need, Hall said. Sheffield said, Its awesome that the kids still want to be able to come and help. I think they also believe in the program, too, or else they wouldnt come back and help. in digital photography went on a photo pictures at the First United Methodist First Baptist Church and the Andrews Center. Taya picture of a tree at First United Methodist Church. Dylan Burns shows he does eschewing his putting his foot into it in a game students rehearse a play. Angelina Chapman plays the captain of a ship who has by Joseph watches in the Jaiden Hamilton throws the ball at baserunner Caitlin Wilburn during a game
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Thursday, July 17, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B t Crime t The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union and Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Felicia M. Bowen, 29, of Middleburg was arrested July 8 by Starke Police Department officers for possession of heroin and other drugs and possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $50,000. Joseph Ned Davidson, 60, of Lawtey was arrested July 8 by Bradford County Sheriffs Office deputies for sexual assault on a victim less than 12 years of age. Bond was set at $200,000. Ron Marcullus Grimes, 45, of Jacksonville was arrested by Bradford deputies July 9 for resisting an officer. Bond was set ay $1,000. Robert Lee Chastain, 42, of Starke was arrested July 10 by Bradford deputies for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, with intent to kill, and trespassing on property with a deadly weapon. Bond was set at $15,000. Brian Duane McClellan, 31, of Gainesville was arrested July 11 by BCSO deputies for two burglary, occupied structure unarmed, damage property/ criminal mischief break injure fence, larceny grand theft ($10,000-$20,000) and dealing in stolen property. Bond was set at $65,000. Gabriel S. Williams, 36, of St.Petersburg was arrested by Bradford deputies July 10 for driving with a revoked or suspended license. No bond was set. Jonathan Rashad WoodenWright, 30, of Tampa was arrested July 10 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. No bond was set. Jerry Atteberry, 18, of Starke was arrested July 12 by Clay County Sheriffs Office deputies for possession of not more then 20 grams of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Atavius Barnes, 22, of Starke was arrested July 8 by Clay deputies for possession of not more than 20 grams of cannabis. Freddie C. Blount, 45, of Ocala was arrested July 13 by Bradford deputies for a non-moving traffic violation, possession of a weapon and fraud-impersonation. Bond was set at $20,000. Laura Beth Moore, 27, of Starke was arrested July 13 by Bradford deputies for three counts of cocaine possession, two counts of cocaine-selling and possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $90,000. Craig Lamar Parker, 43, of Orange Park was arrested July 10 by Starke police officers for drug possession. Bond was set at $1,500. Kayla S. Patterson, 18, of Starke was arrested July 10 by Starke officers for battery. She was released without bond July 11. Salvador Villacorta, 20, of Starke was arrested July 12 by Starke officers for larceny. Bond was set at $5,000. Teresa Renee Wright, 44, of Lawtey was arrested July 10 by Bradford deputies for resisting and officer. Bond was set at $1,000. Jeffrey Joe Hill, 51, of Brooker was arrested July 12 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence. He has been released under $1,000 bond. Jessica L. Luzunaris, 23, of Gainesville was arrested July 12 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams and possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a house of worship. Bond was set at $7,500. Billy Frank McDaniel, 28, of Lawtey was arrested July 11 by Bradford deputies for release violation. He was released on $1,000 bond. Michael Joseph Harrah, 29, was arrested July 14 by Bradford deputies for parole violation. No bond was set. Kelli D. Johns, 38, was arrested July 14 by Duval County deputies on two active Bradford warrants. The first was for cruelty toward a child, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams and possession and/or use of drug equipment. The second was for burglary of an unoccupied dwelling unarmed and grand theft ($300-$5,000). The suspect was transferred to Bradford County. Bond was set at $25,000. Keystone/Melrose Tammy Beals, 26, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 14 by Clay deputies for manufacturing methamphet-amine. Randall Fincher, 54, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 9 by Clay deputies for battery. Noah Goodwin, 32, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 8 by Clay deputies for possession of drug paraphernalia and on July 14 for battery. John Goodwin, 19, of Melrose was arrested July 9 by Putnam deputies for a probation violation. Nathaniel Gollehur, 29, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 14 by Clay deputies for manufacturing methamphetamine. Christopher Sumner, 31, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 12 by Clay deputies for trespassing. Kelly Thomas, 43, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 11 by Clay deputies for a probation violation. Kacy Thompson, 29, of Melrose was arrested July 8 by Putnam deputies for a probation violation. Dedrea Tutt, 52, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 11 by Clay deputies for cultivation of marijuana. Edith Marie Wolf, 38, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 8 by Putnam deputies for resisting an officer, fraud-impersonation, possession of drug equipment and battery. Union Katelyn Marie Gowen, 26, of Jacksonville was arrested July 10 by Union County deputies for knowingly driving while license suspended. According to the report, license was suspended due to failure to pay eight traffic fines and other suspensions. Trevor Wes Parish, 44, was arrested July 7 on a warrant issued June 16 for damage to property/criminal mischief $200 or less and disorderly conduct. Bond was set at $50,000. Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union
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