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Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 102 nd Year 17 th Issue 75 CENTS 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 School supplies for fines, August only Bring school supplies in new/original packaging to the library and earn up to $10 per account toward late fees. Dont have late fees? Donate on behalf of someone else. Help students get a good start this school year! Visit www.facebook.com/ unioncountylibrary The flamingos are coming, Aug. 21! Beginning Aug. 21 Union County residents will start to see flocks of flamingos around Lake Butler! The Class of 2015 will be flocking yards with pink flamingo yard art as a fundraiser for Project Grad. If you would like to arrange to have the birds visit someones yard call 352-575-8405 or email ucprojectgrad2015@ gmail.com If you are worried about waking up to pink flamingos in your yard, flock insurance is also available. VFW Back-to-School Bash, Aug. 23 The VFW Post 10082 Ladies Auxiliary President Annie Pittman announces the 2014 Back-to-School Bash on the Saturday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. at the VFW Post off of C.R. 231. Lunch will be served and then school supplies will be handed out. If you plan on attending, please call Barbara Fischer at 904-263-0647 so she can ensure she has enough school supplies to hand out. Be prepared to let her know the grade your children are in. To receive the supplies you should attend the bash. If anyone is interested is making a donation to this great cause, please contact her. The VFW Post also has bingo on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Prayer walk for our schools, Aug. 23 Several local churches First Baptist, Victory Christian, Sardis Baptist, Harmony Free Will Baptist and First Christian are joining together to participate in a prayer walk for our schools on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. A prayer walk encourages us to walk the campus and pray for people, places, activities, etc., throughout the campus. Prayer teams will meet at the following locations: Lake Butler Elementary School, Lake Butler Middle School, Union County High School, First Baptist Church HOMEschool Cooperative, Union County School District offices, Little Rainbow Learning Center and The Tigers Den Day Care. This event is open to anyone in the community that would like to pray for our schools and those touched by them. Join the Quarterback Club, first meal Aug. 29 Support your Union County Tiger football team by joining the Quarterback Club. The first pre-game meal will be on Friday, Aug. 29. You can get a registration form at union.k12.fl.us $50 per family. WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL! PRIMARY ELECTION 2014 AUG. 26 DEMOCRATS: UC Commission District 2 Woodrow Woody Kitler Channing Dobbs BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor Early voting for the 2014 Primary Election began on Aug. 16, but the final say for voters comes on Primary Election Day, Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout the county. Depending on your precinct and party, at stake for this primary are seats on the Union County Board of County Commissioners and the Union County School Board, governor, attorney general and a congressional seat. All voters get to select a judge for the Eighth Judicial Circuit, Group 11, between incumbent William E. Davis, with more than eight years of experience on the bench, and William Falik, who is a personal attorney and former prosecutor. And the electorate also gets to decide on whether or not to continue funding the Union County Public Library by taxation of up to one-half mil of ad valorem taxes. On Tuesday night the Tea Party held a local debate for a crowd of over 100, posting questions to candidates running in county races. It was organized by Colan Coody with questions randomly chosen and read by Case Emerson and Noah Wright. At each polling place, the Union County Supervisor of Elections Office will provide a new AutoMARK voting machine for the blind and visually impaired as part of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) accessibility requirement. Polling locations are located on your voter information card, or check Where Do I Vote? under Voter Information at the office website, unionflvotes.com Or contact Supervisor of Elections Debbie Osborne with any questions at 386-496-2236 or email@example.com Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jeff Andrews Eugene Dukes GOP: UC Comm. District 4 Union County School Board District 1 Steve Peacock Carl Drake Allen Parrish Curtis L. Clyatt Marvin Seay UC School Board District 3 BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor Last week, the Union County Sheriffs Office cleared a home east of Lake Butler off of CR237 South after moving in on a suspected methamphetaminemaking lab in a residential neighborhood. Deputies, executing numerous arrest and search warrants across the county, gained intelligence on the home where investigators suspected a meth operation underway. A search warrant was obtained immediately following an interview at the residence and the home was secured and two minors were evacuated from the residence due to the dangers associated with making the highly toxic substance. Deputies with Bradford County Sheriffs Office assisted Union deputies with their drug task force team who had additional training in collection of chemical collection procedures. The search produced a significant amount of methmaking chemicals and deputies also recovered a significant amount of pure meth product, which was also pre-packaged for sale. One of the homeowners, Irving Lilliston, 43, of Lake Butler was charged with manu facturing methamphetamine, us ing a building/facility for a clan destine lab, possession of meth amphetamine and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Deputies recovered the weapon in a concealed box in a bedroom that contained oth UCs first-ever meth lab busted Meth in the making: Tools of a destructive trade. See METH, 3A
2A Union County Times Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 firstname.lastname@example.org 386-496-2261 Vincents Cell 352-283-6312 John M. Miller, Publisher Editor: Vincent Alex Brown Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: Kevin Miller Darlene Douglass Typesetting: Eileen Gilmore Advertising and Newspaper Prod. Earl W. Ray Classified Adv. Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping: Joan Stewart-JonesUnion County TimesUSPS 648-200 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Lake Butler, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: UNION COUNTY TIMES25 E. Main Street Lake Butler, FL 32054Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months DAWN CORBETTINSURANCE AGENCY(904) 964-7707FREE Insurance Quotes No obligation...Call Today! Family Dollar Re-Grand Opening, Aug. 23 The newly expanded and remodeled Family Dollar store in Lake Butler is having a Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, Aug. 23. The doors open at 8 a.m. when theyll give away gift cards to the first customers. Sales will last all day long. UC girls softball sign-up, Aug. 23 & 30 Its that time again. Union County girls softball sign-up will happen over the next two Saturdays, Aug. 23 and 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spires IGA. The cost is $65 for ages 8-18. Every girl will need a copy of her birth certificate and a current 2014 physical form. Direct any questions to Coach Tommy Mobley at 904-796-2039. UCHS joint class reunion committee, Aug. 23 The Union County High School Joint Class Reunion 70 Thru 85 committee meeting Saturday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. at Hardees in Lake Butler. Anyone wishing to help, please attend. Elizabeth Baptist invites all, Aug. 24 The youth ministry of Greater Elizabeth Baptist Church of Lake Butler invites you to their Invite a Friend to Church Sunday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. Their guest speaker will be Min. Tyrone White of Jasper. The attire is casual. For more information, call Sis. Jessica Jones or Sis. Kierra Maxwell at 386-496-2818. UC & LB holding joint workshop, Aug. 27 The Union County Board of County Commissioners and the City of Lake Butler Commissioners will hold a joint workshop regarding the Interlocal Agreement between the county and city. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 4 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room of the Union County Courthouse. LB holding special meeting, Aug. 28 The City of Lake Butler will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 4 p.m. to discuss the vacant commission seat and the fiscal year 201415 budget issues. The meeting will be held at City Hall. CORRECTION In the Aug. 7 issue of the Union County Times, we incorrectly listed Henry Filer as Henry Fowler. The former is the right one. He and his wife Catherine ran the Union County Food Pantry, which had to shut down after its location was sold earlier this year. If you can house the food pantry or know someone who can, please call them at 386-496-2483. etc PRIMARY 2014 UC School Board District 3 BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor The Union County School Board District 3 has two candidates running in the 2014 Primary Election: Curtis L. Clyatt and Marvin Seay. Both candidates were given questions, with Clyatt providing this late response. His answers are printed below. Provide a brief biography of yourself. My name is Curtis L. Clyatt and I am a 44-year-old lifelong resident of Union County. I, along with my brother, own and operate Clyatt Well Drilling Inc. I am a 1988 graduate of Union County High School, a Christian and a lifelong member of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in rural Union County. I have three children: Two that are graduates of UCHS Tyler Roddenberry and Alyssa Roddenberry. And one, Paden Clyatt, is currently in the sixth grade at Lake Butler Elementary School. Why do you want to be a school board member? Has it been a long-term ambition? Why is now the time? I decided to run for the office of school board member in 2010 after coaching and mentoring young children through our Pop Warner and Babe Ruth programs as a coach and board member. I love seeing our children succeed in all aspects of life and, other than their personal relationship with Jesus Christ, education is the most integral part of their future success. Have you held other public offices? Prior to being elected to this office in 2010, I have held no other pubic offices. What is a school board members role in local education? The role of a school board member as defined by the State of Florida has to do with budget setting and policy creation and implementation. Beyond that, there are many other roles that a school board member assumes. The biggest of which are advocates for and supporters of our students in all areas of education and extra curricular activities. I also believe that we should serve as a liaison with the school system for the parents and other members of our community. I embrace this role as liaison, so dont hesitate to call me on my cell phone, regardless of which district you live in. My number is on the districts website. Why should people vote for you? I believe that people should vote for me because I have the ability to listen and to then understand their concerns and act appropriately in leading them in the direction that would help them solve their problems in a fair and consistent manner. My experience in dealing with people in a service industry has fine-tuned my people skills. It certainly makes it easier that I generally love people that I meet and interact with, especially Union County people. I also believe that my experience being on the board for the last four years, to go along with countless hours of training such as Master Board Certification, gives me a definite advantage with the intricacies of being a board member. What sets you apart from your opponent? While I will not speculate on my opponents desires, ambitions or abilities, I think the biggest thing that sets us apart is experience. I have helped guide our school system through four of the best years of the existence of Union County, even in lean economic times with limited funding. How would your leadership differ from what has come before? My leadership is different because of visibility, availability and an open line of communication for all residents of our county, staff and our district and students of our district. What have you learned from the voters on the campaign trail? I have learned that the people of this county are very happy with the high success rate of our school system. They have a great sense of pride when talking about the accomplishments of the students but recognize that we cannot be content. How do you feel about merit pay and employee evaluations? While I dont like the idea of merit pay because of the uncontrollable factors that become challenges to some teachers ability to teach students (mostly home life and behavioral problems in some students), it is the desire of the people and a reality through legislation, so we have a responsibility to implement and oversee this legislation in our school district. It is my opinion, based on success rates of our students and teachers evaluations, that we have the best teachers in the state, so I dont foresee this legislation as being a problem for Union County. How do you balance the desire for employee raises with restricted resources? Communication! Interaction! And transparency! While my colleagues and I would love for our teachers to be the highest paid (especially since they are the best) in the state, the fact is that the funds are just not there to accomplish that. Through communication, interaction and transparency, they understand the dilemma and know that when funding is available, they will be justly rewarded. Why do you believe in public education? Public education is a tool to advance our whole society. While not every child comes from backgrounds that afford them the opportunity to succeed, through a free, public education, every child can learn and use the things that they learn to advance themselves and make our whole society better. Regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual preference and financial background, family life or any other factor, public education provides a fair and equal opportunity to all. Should public funding go to private schools? Absolutely not! Pubic funding should be solely for the purpose of public school. While parents have every right in the world to choose private schools for their children, they should not get public funding for their decisions. While I have nothing against private schools, they are just that private! Are you in favor of school uniforms at any of the schools? Why? No. I think the individuality of each student is important. I think diversity brings more ideas and creativity, which is important to each individuals advancement. Also, besides curriculum, school gives students the opportunity to develop social skills and learn how to interact with all kinds of people, regardless of class and place in society. If we dress them alike, it gives the impression of conformity and breaks their spirit, making it more difficult to teach them. Also, it puts extra financial burden on the parents. We have a dress code that forces students to dress appropriately, so once again, no need for overbearing policy on that issue. What grade would you give Union County schools, and why? A+ Not only are we an A school, as defined by the state through benchmarks set forth by them, but we are an A school in the eyes of all the other districts we communicate with. Through all of the training seminars, conferences and other interactions we have with other teachers, board members, superintendents and general public, we hear the same questions: How do yall do it? What makes your district so wonderful? My answer is always the same: Teamwork and love. Our superintendent, district staff and administrators work closely and together with the board. Our teachers are the best in the state. Our non-instructional staff (clerical, bookkeeping, maintenance, janitorial and bus garage) go above and beyond the call of duty. We all have open lines of communication and we sincerely care about each other. Theres also a factor that not many other place have: Community involvement! We have an unfathomable amount of volunteerism and community support whether it be parents helping teachers grade papers, the local correctional institutions providing the great amount of help they do or just the pat on the back of our students, from the regular person saying, Job well done. There are many other people and entities that I could use as examples in this regard, but it would take more time than I have to list. You know who they are and they know who they are. So, to them a big, Thank you! What is your personal vision for Union County schools? My vision for the school system is to continue to provide a safe environment, with the necessary resources, where a great education is easily attainable. Lets cultivate the future leaders of our society. Curtis L. Clyatt
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 Union County Times 3A Pd.Pol.Adv. for & approved by Allen Parrish Campaign It has been an honor to visit with many of you during the past few weeks. I sincerely appreciate your hospitality and your willingness to actively support Union County Schools. I thank Mr. Peacock & Mr. Drake for the integrity and character that each of them have displayed during this spirited campaign. Each of my opponents has displayed courteous and respectful conduct toward each other and toward me. Next Tuesday, you will choose your District 1 School Board Member. Before you cast your vote, I humbly ask that you examine my record of performance during the past 12 years and that you consider the outstanding achievements of our School District. Thank you for your continued support of Union County Schools and I ask for your vote. ALLENPARRISH Levy Animal Clinic Full Service Mobile Veterinary Clinicwith Dr. Tricia Prineat IGA every Tuesday 1pm 5pm610 SW 1st Street Lake Butler Services Include But Are Not Limited To: Physical Examinations Routine Vaccinations Heartworm Checks Lab Work Flea, tick & heartworm preventatives Surgeries(352) 528-4840*Call for Appointment*By Appointment OR Walk-In OR 8 am 11:30 amSmall AND Large Animals er implements of the dangerous drug. Sheriffs investigators also commented that additional arrests will follow in this case. Lilliston is being held in the Bradford County Jail on a $174,000 bond. Just before that, Lilliston was arrested during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended and other traffic charges. During the arrest a lawful search of his vehicle revealed illegal drugs and drug manufacturing equipment. His wife, Loni Nadine Lilliston, 37, turned herself in and was charged with illegal drugs without a prescription, producing drugs, weapon offense, possessing methamphetamine, keeping dangerous drugs in shop or vehicle, possession of narcotic equipment and drug possession of specific listed chemicals to manufacture. She is being held in the Bradford County Jail on a $270,000. Meth is still one of the most addictive substances known. The dangers reach far, and production, being simple, makes it extremely dangerous to first responders and users who produce it. Common household chemicals are used that are highly flammable, caustic and poisonous if breathed, touched or ingested. They can make it in a backpack and the trunk of a car, said UCSO Lt. Lyn Williams. As far as a dedicated, active meth operation, this is the first (in Union County). Contact the Union County Sheriffs Office if you know of any place where this is being made. You can remain anonymous. Visit their website website at www.unionsheriff.us and click on SEND A CRIME TIP. Meth destroys What is meth? Methamphetamine (also called meth, crystal, chalk, and ice, among other terms) is an extremely addictive stimulant drug that is chemically similar to amphetamine. It takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder. How is meth abused? Meth is taken orally, smoked, snorted, or dissolved in water or alcohol and injected. Smoking or injecting the drug delivers it very quickly to the brain, where it produces an immediate, intense euphoria. Because the pleasure also fades quickly, users often take repeated doses, in a binge and crash pattern. How does meth affect the brain? Meth increases the amount of the neurotransmitter dopamine, leading to high levels of that chemical in the brain. Dopamine is involved in reward, motivation, the experience of pleasure, and motor function. Meths ability to release dopamine rapidly in reward regions of the brain produces the euphoric rush or flash that many users experience. Repeated meth use can easily lead to addictiona chronic, relapsing disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use. Is meth a prescription drug? Meth can be prescribed by a doctor to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other conditions, although it is rarely used medically, and only at doses much lower than those typically abused. It is classified as a Schedule II drug, meaning it has high potential for abuse and is available only through a prescription that cannot be refilled. People who use meth long-term may experience anxiety, confusion, insomnia, and mood disturbances and display violent behavior. They may also show symptoms of psychosis, such as paranoia, visual and auditory hallucinations, and delusions (for example, the sensation of insects crawling under the skin). Chronic meth use is accompanied by chemical and molecular changes in the brain. Imaging studies have shown changes in the activity of the dopamine system that are associated with reduced motor skills and impaired verbal learning. In studies of chronic meth users, severe structural and functional changes have been found in areas of the brain associated with emotion and memory, which may account for many of the emotional and cognitive problems observed in these individuals. Some of these brain changes persist long after meth use is stopped, although some may reverse after being off the drug for a sustained period (e.g., more than 1 year). How is meth made? Most of the meth abused in the United States is manufactured in superlabs here or, more often, in Mexico. But the drug is also easily made in small clandestine laboratories, with relatively inexpensive over-the-counter ingredients such as pseudoephedrine, a common ingredient in cold medicines. To curb production of meth, pharmacies and other retail stores are required by law to keep logs of purchases of products containing pseudoephedrine; individuals may only purchase a limited amount of those products on a single day. Meth production also involves a number of other, very hazardous chemicals. Toxicity from these chemicals can remain in the environment around a meth production lab long after the lab has been shut down, causing a wide range of health problems for people living in the area. What are the other health effects of meth? Taking even small amounts of meth can result in many of the same physical effects as those of other stimulants, such as cocaine or amphetamines. These include including increased wakefulness, increased physical activity, decreased appetite, increased respiration, rapid heart rate, irregular heart-beat, increased blood pressure, and increased body temperature. Long-term meth use has many negative consequences for physical health, including extreme weight loss, severe dental problems (meth mouth), and skin sores caused by scratching. Meth use also raises the risk of contracting infectious diseases like HIV and hepatitis B and C. These can be contracted both by sharing contaminated drug injection equipment and through unsafe sex. Regardless of how it is taken, meth alters judgment and inhibition and can lead people to engage in these and other types of risky behavior. Meth use may also worsen the progression of HIV/AIDS and its consequences. Studies indicate that HIV causes more injury to neurons and greater cognitive impairment in individuals who are HIV-positive and use meth than it does in HIV-positive people who do not use the drug. Learn more about methamphetamine at www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/ methamphetamine SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse METH Continued from 1A These before-and-after photos show the harrowing impact of meth in just three years. Business Insider highlighted an infographic showing how meth destroys, literally. See and learn more at tinyurl.com/methdestroys The shed where the meth lab was hidden.
4A Union County Times Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 Keep As YourSchool Board Member District 3Continued Success for Our ChildrenPd. Pol. Adv. Paid for & approved by Curtis L. Clyatt for UC School Board Dist. 3I am proud to be a lifelong citizen of Union County, and a graduate of UCHS class of 1998. I have three children, two of which are also graduates of UCHS and one in the 6thgrade who currently attends LBMS. It has been my honor and pleasure to serve as your School Board Member of District 3 for the past four years. During this time our district has experienced great success in academics, club activities and athletics. If re-elected, I will continue to work diligently to ensure that our students and staff have the necessary funding, facilities and supplies for continued success. Elect 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.) Let the band play on The Junior Friends of the Library sponsored another Band Night at the Union County Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 2. Teens and young adults in attendance were treated to some great music performed by three different groups. First up was the very talented Kellen Vincent (right). Next, the group Mixtape (left) comprised of James Brown (below left) on drums and lead vocals, Terri BrownMartin on bass guitar, Matt Brown on lead guitar and Aaron Horn on rhythm guitar rocked the house with cover songs including Snow by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Use Somebody by Kings of Leon and more. Finally, With Eyes Alive (below) performed several original pieces for the audience. Band members are Gabrielle Reyes on guitar, Bryce Henson on drums and Corey Gunter on lead guitar. JFOL raised over $150 for their scholarship fund from the event. All the bands gave of their time and talent toward this worthwhile cause. For more pictures from Band Night at facebook.com/unioncountylibrary
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 Union County Times 5A Union County 2014-2015 School Bus Line Up EXTRA CASH! Could you use some now that the holidays are over? We specialize in helping people sell through our Classifieds! YARD SALES AUTOS BOATS CLOTHES APPLIANCES... The list goes on..Call Mary Today at 904-964-6305 UC schools free and reduced-price meals The Union County School District Food Service Department provides healthy and nutritious meals to all students in the district. Children may buy lunch for $2.00 at the Lake Butler Elementary School, $2.50 at the Lake Butler Middle School and $2.75 at Union County High School. Breakfast is available at all three schools for $1.50. Children may also receive meals free or at a reduced price for breakfast (30 cents) and lunch (40 cents). Breakfast will be served from 7:20 to 7:45 a.m. at LBES, 7:30 to 7:50 a.m. at LBMS and 7:30 to 7:50 a.m. at UCHS. Adult meals are $3.00 for lunch and $1.75 for breakfast. Meals can be paid for daily in advance, with cash or by check; online (mypaymentsplus.com); or by phone ( 866-766-8454, toll-free) Reduced or paying category meals will not be provided unless payment is received at the time of service once the two-meal limit is reached. Parents are responsible for payment of meals received at full price prior to the approval of the free/reduced family application regardless of status. The Union County School Board is not required, obliged or mandated to serve meals without payment at the time of service. The school board office has a copy of the full free and reduced-price meals policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. For more information contact Betsy Whitehead at 386-496-2045 ext. 234, or email@example.com FREE MEAL SCALE Household Size Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly 1 $ 15,171 $ 1,265 $ 633 $ 584 $ 292 2 $ 20,449 $ 1,705 $ 853 $ 787 $ 394 3 $ 25,727 $ 2,144 $ 1,072 $ 990 $ 495 4 $ 31,005 $ 2,584 $ 1,292 $ 1,193 $ 597 5 $ 36,283 $ 3,024 $ 1,512 $ 1,396 $ 698 6 $ 41,561 $ 3,464 $ 1,732 $ 1,599 $ 800 7 $ 46,836 $ 3,904 $ 1,952 $ 1,802 $ 901 8 $ 52,117 $ 4,344 $ 2,172 $ 2,005 $ 1,003 For each additional family member, add + $ 5,278 + $ 440 + $ 220 + $ 203 + $ 102 REDUCED-PRICE MEAL SCALE Household Size Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly 1 $ 21,590 $ 1,800 $ 900 $ 831 $ 416 2 $ 29,101 $ 2,426 $ 1,213 $ 1,120 $ 560 3 $ 36,612 $ 3,011 $ 1,506 $ 1,409 $ 705 4 $ 44,123 $ 3,631 $ 1,816 $ 1,698 $ 849 5 $ 51,634 $ 4,251 $ 2,126 $ 1,986 $ 993 6 $ 59,145 $ 4,871 $ 2,436 $ 2,275 $ 1,138 7 $ 66,656 $ 5,490 $ 2,745 $ 2,564 $ 1,282 8 $ 74,167 $ 6,110 $ 3,055 $ 2,853 $ 1,427 For each additional family member, add + $ 7,511 + $ 626 + $ 313 + $ 289 + $ 145 The number of UC farms has increased BY BASIL BACTAWAR UC Extension Director/Agent According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, the number of farms has increased from 275 in 2007 to 291 in 2012. However, the land in farms has declined slightly from 46,560 acres in 2007 to 46,273 acres in 2012. The increase in the number of farms is reflected in a reduction of the average farm size of 169 acres in 2007 to 159 acres in 2012. The market value of agriculture product sold is reported as $7.4 million in 2012. This is lower than the amount of $10.7 million in 2002. Crop sales represent 76 percent of the market value of product sold. Livestock accounted for the rest at 24 percent. The average value of products sold from farms is reported as $25,495. Contact the Union County Extension Office at 386-496-2321 or firstname.lastname@example.org FHP reminding kids how to walk and roll During Child Safety Awareness Month the Florida Highway Patrol is highlighting pedestrian and bicycle safety. Many students returning to school and will be traveling on bike and foot. This is a great opportunity to remind our children about the rules of the road and keeping safe. Here are a few helpful safety tips: Bicycle safety Make sure all equipment on the bicycle is in working order (brakes, gears, tires, etc.). All bicycle riders and passengers under age 16 are required by Florida Law to wear a helmet. Always wear a properly fitted helmet and securely fasten the strap. Wear appropriate shoes (such as sneakers). Avoid wearing flipflops or riding barefoot. Be seen. Wear neon or fluorescent or bright colors when riding and wear something that reflects light (reflective shoes, reflective tape, etc.). Avoid wearing headphones so that you can hear the traffic and pedestrians around you. Ride in the same direction of traffic and stay as far to the right as possible. Use bike lanes whenever you can. Obey all traffic laws when riding on the roadway. If crossing a roadway upon or along a crosswalk, abide by pedestrian crossing guidelines. Always ride with your hands on the handlebars. Put items like books in a backpack or carrier. Never attach yourself or your bike to any vehicle on a roadway. When riding with other cyclists, ride single file. Never text and ride. Avoid riding at night. If riding between the hours of sunset and sunrise, Florida Law requires that the front of the bike be equipped with a lamp which exhibits a white light visible for 500 feet and the rear of the bike be equipped with a lamp and reflector, both which exhibit a red light visible for 600 feet. Cross at intersections and never pull out into the roadway from between parked cars. If riding on the sidewalk or in a crosswalk, yield to pedestrians and give them an audible signal (such as, passing on your left) before overtaking and passing them. Pedestrian safety Walk on the sidewalk if there is one. If no sidewalks are present, walk against the direction of traffic so that you can see oncoming vehicles. Cross the roadway at corners or in crosswalks. Cross where pedestrians are expected. Never enter the street from between parked cars. Always use a crosswalk. If crossing mid-block cannot be avoided, pedestrians must yield right of way to vehicles on the roadway. Be seen. Wear bright, reflective colors on clothes, shoes hats and wristbands. Carry a flashlight when walking at night. Pedestrians should move along the right half of the sidewalk whenever possible. Do not text while walking. Avoid wearing headphones so that you can hear the traffic and pedestrians around you. Crosswalk safety Follow pedestrian signs and signals. Pedestrians should yield right of way to vehicles if the crosswalk signal is red or Dont Walk. Stop at the curb or the edge of the road if there is no curb. Stop and look left, then right, then left again For moving vehicles before you step into the street. If a car is parked where you are crossing, look to make sure there is no driver and that the car is not running. Then walk to the edge of the car and look left-rightleft to see if cars are coming. When the crosswalk is clear (and signal indicates it is time to cross), walk dont run across the roadway. Always watch for traffic when crossing the street. Never text or look at cell phone while crossing the street. For more information on this and other safety campaigns, visit flhsmv.gov/safetytips
6A Union County Times Thursday, Aug. 21, 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 2014FLORIDA HERITAGE BOOK FESTIVAL & WRITERS CONF E RENC E L e arn more at fhbookfest.comSPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS R E ADING WIDE O P EN Lake Butler Elementary School: (L-r) Union County Superintendent of Schools Carlton Faulk, Alyssa Thomas, Kim Smith, Assistant Principal Christie F. Whitehead and Principal Stacey R. Rimes. football team), Michael Howell, Clanton Zeke Scaff, Principal Mike Ripplinger and Assistant Principal Bill Cross. BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor As it does every year, on Tuesday, Aug. 19, the Lake Butler Rotary Club and Department of Corrections recognized the Union County School Districts new teachers for the upcoming school year. The Reception and Medical Center prepared and served a grilled barbecue chicken lunch with dessert for the teachers, school administrators, Rotary Club members, DOC officials and many others in the original sanctuary of First Christian Church. The following provided gifts for the teachers: Union County Times, Union County Public Library, Sheriff Brad Whitehead, TD Bank, Community State Bank, Hometown Pharmacy and Lake Butler Church of Christ. The new teachers also received a certificate stating that the Rotary Club made donation in their name toward its goal of a polio-free world. Each donation will immunize 20 children. Learn more at endpolio.org Community recognizes new teachers
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 Union County Times 7A Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMS)Sunday School 9 a.m. W orship Service at 10 a.m. 4900 NW 182nd Way Starke(Entrance to Conerly Estates on S.R. 16) (904) email@example.com Everyone Welcome!Childrens Church 10 a.m. UCT Legals 8/21/14 NOTICE Lake Butler Mini Storage will hold an auction on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Located at 1015 SW 3RD ST, Lake Butler, Fl., Hwy 121. We have 9 units up for auction, 45x10s, 410x10s, and 110x15. 8/14 2tchg 8/21-UCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 63-2013-CA-000070-CAXX-XX Division: Civil Division PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK Plaintiff. vs. MICHAEL WILLIAMS, et al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursu ant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled case, I will sell the property located in UNION County, Florida, described as: A. parcel of land lying, being and situ ate in Section 17, Township 5 South, Range 21 East, Union County, Flor ida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of the Northeast 1/4 of Northwest 1/4 of said Section 17, for the Point of Beginning of the hereinafter de scribed parcel of land: Thence run South 56 degrees 42 minutes 18 Seconds East, a distance of 599.40 feet to the intersection with the North westerly right of way line of Seaboard Coastline Railroad (100 foot right of way) (tracks have been abandoned, rails removed): thence run South 50 degrees 10 minutes 14 seconds West, along said Northwesterly right of way line, a distance of 182.81 feet to the Point of Curvature of a curve to the right; thence run Southwesterly, continuing along said Northwesterly right of way line, a distance of 418.30 feet as measured along the arc of a curve concave Northwesterly and having a radius of 2731.79 feet, said arc being subtended by chord having a bearing of South 54 degrees 33 minutes 26 seconds West and a dis tance of 417.90 feet, to the intersec tion with the West line of the afore said Northeast 1/4 of Northwest 1/4 of Section 17; thence run North 01 degree 40 minutes 38 seconds West, along said West line of the Northeast 1/4 of Northwest 1/4 of Section 17, a distance of 688.76 feet to the Point of Beginning. Subject to toe prescriptive right of way of a County Maintained Road over, across and along the Westerly boundary thereof. Together with a 2007 FTWD Dou blewide Mobile Home with the ID#s GAFL707A56589ET21 and GAFL 707B56589ET21 which is located thereon. Property Address: 13508 NE 235th PI Raiford, FL 32083 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, by electronic sale at IN THE LOBBY OF THE UNION COUNTY COURTHOUSE. 55 W. MAIN ST., LAKE BUTLER. FL 32054. beginning at 11:00 a.m. on October 16, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth er than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 14th day of August, 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By Crystal Norman Deputy Clerk Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) REQUESTS FOR ACCOM MODATIONS FOR NOTICE OF COURT PROCEEDINGS: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact Ms. Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alach ua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti fication if the time before the sched uled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an as sisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact the Court Interpreter Program at inter firstname.lastname@example.org 8/21 2tchg 8/28-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13000066CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. JUSTIN 0. CRUCE, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment dated August 8, 2014, entered in Civil Case Number 13000066CA, in the Circuit Court for Union County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff, and JUSTIN 0. CRUCE, et al., are the Defendants, Union County Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Union County, Florida, described as: LOT 6. HICKORY CREEK FARMS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 11 AND 11A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2008 SCOTBILT HOMES, MODEL #286813-LEG DOUBLEWIDE MAN UFACTURED HOME, SERIAL NUM BER #SBHGA1050803232AB, HUD LABEL # GEO1476664 & # GEO1476665. at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at in Room 103, at the Union County Courthouse, 55 West Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054 at 11:00 AM, on the 11th day of December, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: August 14, 2014 Union County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Crystal Norman FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 4855 Technology Way, Suite 500 Boca Raton, FL 33431 (727) 446-4826 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis tance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 3376237 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. 8/21 2tchg 8/28-UCT PUBLIC NOTICE RULE NAME: 2.16 Prohibiting Dis crimination, Including Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment PURPOSE AND EFFECT: To update Board Policies SUMMARY: To update Board Pol icies AUTHORITY: Florida Statutes LAW IMPLEMENTED: ECONOMIC IMPACT: None Policies can be viewed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, 55 SW Sixth Street, Lake Butler, Florida between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. IF A HEARING IS REQUESTED WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLI CATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 120.54 FLORIDA STAT UTES, IT WILL BE HELD ON OCTO BER 14, 2014, AT 6:00 P.M., IN THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ROOM. A COMPLETE TEXT OF THESE PROPOSED RULES MAY BE VIEWED IN THE OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, 55 S.W. 6TH STREET, LAKE BUT LER, FLORIDA. 8/21 1tchg-UCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #63-2013-CA-0016 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL AS SOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2005-SD2, ASSET-BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff v. BRUCE E. DICKSON; THE UN KNOWN SPOUSE OF BRUCE E. DICKSON; RETHA A. DICKSON; THE UNKOWN SPOUSE OF RE THA A. DICKSON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH ER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3 AND TENANT #4 THE NAMES BEGIN FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION Defendants RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the follow ing described property: A PORTION OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NE CORNER OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN SOUTH 03 DE GREES 55 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 551.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF THE BEGIN NING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 313.50 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF FORMER ACL RR; THENCE RUN SOUTH 59 DE GREES 09 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF FORMER ACL RR, A DISTANCE OF 265.23 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 02 DE GREES 53 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 437.76 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 87 DE GREES 06 MINUTES 27 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 228.67 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMA NENT FIXTURE AND APPURTE NANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS 1996 MOBILE HOME VIN NUMBER GAFLT34A23774SH21 WITH TITLE NUMBER 0073881446 AND VIN NUMBER GAFLT34B23774SH21 WITH TITLE NUMBER 73881445. A/K/A 12845 NE STATE ROAD 121 RAIFORD FL* 32083-2467 AKA 121 HIGHWAY 121 RAI shall be sold by the Clerk of this Court, at public sale, pursuant to the Order Canceling April 24, 2014 Foreclosure Sale and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale in the above style action dated April 23, 2014 at the Union County Courthouse in Lake Butler, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on November 13, 2014, to be best and highest bidder for cash. Any person claiming an interest in any surplus from the sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the notice of Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness my hand and official seal in the State and County aforesaid this 14th day of August, 2014. Kellie Hendricks Connell Clerk of Court Crystal Norman Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law PO Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 8/21 2tchg 8/28-UCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 632013CA000129CAAX MX PROSPERITY BANK, Plaintiff, v. HARLIS R. ELLINGTON CON STRUCTION, INC.; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REV ENUE; and UNKNOWN TENANT; Defendants. NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORE CLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu ant to the Summary Final Judgment ed August 8th, 2014, and entered in Civil Action No. 2013-CA-000129 of the Circuit Court of the Seventh Judi cial Circuit, in and for Union County, wherein PROSPERITY BANK is the plaintiff, and HARLIS R. ELLING TON CONSTRUCTION, INC. and STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bid der for cash at the Union County Courthouse, 55 West Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054, between the legal hours of sale (estimated time of sale 11:00 a.m.) on the 13 TH day of November, 2014, the following de scribed property, to wit: EXHIBIT A TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH RANGE 19 EAST SECTION 25; A part of Government Lot 2 in the Northeast 1/4 of Section 25, Township 5 South, Range 19 East, Union County, Florida, being more particularly described as fol lows: COMMENCE at the Southwest corner of said Northeast 1/4 of Section 25 the West line of said Northeast 1/4 of Section 25 a distance of 1576.64 feet to a point on the Northerly Right-ofWay line of State Road 100; thence Northerly Right-of-way line of State Road 100 a distance of 242.27 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence East a distance of 38.82 feet; thence East a distance of 167.42 feet; thence West a distance of 265.80 feet to a point on the Northerly Right-of-way line of State Road 100; thence North Right-of-May line of State Road 100 a distance of 480.15 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as: 15367 West County Road 231, Lake Butler, FL 32054. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE DATED this 19th day August, 2014. KELLIE HENDRICKS CONNELL, CPA As Clerk of the Court By: Crystal Norman Deputy Clerk Scott Cichon, Esquire (Scott.Ci email@example.com; Bonnie.Rubi firstname.lastname@example.org) Michael D. Securest, Esquire (Sechrest@fbswlaw.com; Lisa2@ fbswlaw.com) 8/21 2tchg 8/28-UCT NOTICE The Union County Board of County Commissioners and the City of Lake Butler Council members will hold a joint workshop regarding the Inter local Agreement between the Coun ty and the City of Lake Butler. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 27th at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room of the Union County Courthouse. 8/21 1tchg-UCT Legals Email etc. announcements and calendar items to uctimes@ windstream.net
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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer There was a hole in Leah Kimbrells life. She had a son, but she didnt know where he was or how he was doing. She gave him up for adoption after his birth, and though she made the decision with love in her heart, she regretted it every day. Kimbrell, who lives in Starke, simply wanted her child to have a good life. As a single mother at the age of 18, she felt she didnt have the resources to give it to him. Today, Kimbrell is a new woman. She found her son, Steven Jones, who is living in Jacksonville. The two met each other in person on Aug. 10. I am whole now, Kimbrell said. Kimbrells grandmother, Joyce Altman, who also lives in Starke, was there for the reunion and has seen how recent events have impacted her oldest grandchilds life. You wouldnt believe the difference in her personality, Altman said. Kimbrell said, The only reason I thought to live was to wait for this day to happen. My hearts full. The meeting took place initially at Arbys in Starke. Kimbrell, as you can imagine, was nervous and excited. She arrived at the restaurant first and waited in her vehicle until she saw Jones drive up. I got out of the truck as fast as I could, Kimbrell said. I hollered his name. He came across the parking lot. He actually held his arms out to hug me. The two went inside Arbys and talked before then going to Altmans home. Jones met not only Kimbrell and Altman, but also Kimbrells husband, Bruce, Kimbrells mother, Kay Lowe, and Kimbrells stepson, Scott. Jones also met his second cousin, Chase, and great aunt, Sheila Altman. He liked everybody, Kimbrell said. He thought everybody was wonderful. It was a reunion with a family that didnt want to lose the young man in the first place. The whole family was against my decision, Kimbrell said, referring to the adoption. Kimbrell was 17 when she got pregnant. She said the father of the child didnt want her to go through with the birth and had something extremely negative to say about the whole situation. As soon as he said that, I packed my stuff and walked right out of the house and left him, Kimbrell said. She didnt believe in abortion and admitted she didnt want to give up her child to adoption. However, Kimbrell looked at her life and felt she couldnt give her child the life he deserved. I wanted him to have what I couldnt afford to give him, Kimbrell said. Other family members were willing to do what they could to keep the child and raise it. I begged her not to give him up for adoption, Altman said. I said I would take care of him. Kimbrell said her grandmother had too much going on in her life. Altman, while working full time, was caring for her 80-plusyear-old mother, her husband, who was in ill health, and raising a 5-year-old grandson. Kimbrells mother also said shed raise the child, but Kimbrell didnt want her son to question why other family members were raising him instead of her. Plus, he wouldnt have had a father in the picture. The adoptive parents, Steven and Carol Jones, offered exactly what Kimbrell wanted for her son. They seemed like wonderful people, Kimbrell said. It turned out they were wonderful people. Not that it made the decision to give her son up easy. Kimbrell said she certainly wouldnt Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Woman reunites with son after 24 years An emotional Leah Kimbrell (right) reacts to her son, Steven Jones, hugging her mother, Kay Lowe. See REUNION, 2B BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph, Times and Monitor A passion for flowers along with a talent for growing them has helped one Lawtey woman to create a front yard which looks like a magic garden. Margaret Williams was born and raised in Lawtey, but spent 40 years of her adult life in Jacksonville before returning home to care for an ailing mother. Now she lives in her grandmothers house built in 1950, the same year she was born and expresses what she calls her God-given love and talent for growing flowers, especially roses. I remember when I was a ABOVE: Margaret Williams (right) and her niece, Alexis Cummings, enjoy sitting on the porch overlooking the garden. RIGHT: Margaret Williams walks among her knockout roses. See ROSES, 2B Stop and grow the roses Tryouts for 12U fastpitch softball that were scheduled for Aug. 23-24 in Starke have been canceled. A recognition will be held for retired Capt./Co-Pastor Emanuel Joe Kiser will be held Sunday, Aug. 31, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Florida National Guard on Edwards Road in Starke. The event is sponsored by Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith, Starke Police Chief Jeff Johnson, Mt. Moriah Community Church Pastor Edward Hines and Truevine Ministries Pastor Ross Chandler. Reception to be held for Kiser Aug. 31 Softball tryouts canceled
little girl my mother always had flowers, Williams said. On Fridays, when I would get home from school, I would collect a bouquet and bring it into the house for the weekend. When I was living in Jacksonville I got in the habit of buying a bouquet every Friday. Then one day I realized I was still doing what I did as a child. Williams said she did garden in a limited way in Jacksonville, but that it was when she returned to Lawtey that she really began to garden in earnest. She credits her niece, Alexis Cummings, for getting her into rose gardening. She said she wanted me to grow roses, Williams said. I wasnt sure I had the patience or skill to grow them, but then I heard about knockout roses. According to Williams, knockout roses are a type of hedge rose which has gained in popularity because it is cold and disease resistant, as well as being very easy to care for. These are roses for people that love the flower, but who dont have a lot of time to devote to growing them, Williams said. I trim them twice a year the week of Feb. 14 and sometime in October add new soil and compost each spring and fertilize them every 8-12 weeks. The roses must be deadheaded frequently. Thats it! Williams has her own compost pile, which she continuously feeds with any fruit and vegetable scraps from her kitchen, plus yard trimmings and leaves. She said that banana peels, rinsed eggshells and coffee grounds add extra nutrition to the mix and she warns against putting anything into the mix that contains sugar. Williams said the compost mix must be turned and mixed about every 3-4 weeks, so it is best kept in a large container, like the big bowl she uses. All of Williams knockout roses are red, because she said the pink variety are more difficult to grow and delicate. She also grows great many other types of plants and flowers, including caladiums, mums, impatiens, lilies, hydrangeas, confederate jasmine, crepe myrtle, azalea, Boston ferns and confederate rose. Her yard is a haven for butterflies. A woman driving by on her way to Orange Park stopped to admire the garden last year and suggested the white picket fence that now borders the front of the property. Williams is a retired medication technician who has worked in hospice and assistedliving settings. She has two sons, Ernest Whitley, of Pleasant Grove and Rico Williams of Ft. Lauderdale. She shares her home with Sweetie, the poodle, and two cats, Michael and Tom. I will always remember my grandmother sitting out in this porch reading her Bible, Williams said. Every morning I come out here with my coffee and just look at the flowers. God gave me a gift with flowers and when he gives you a talent you have to give yourself to it. want anyone else to go through what she went through. She was basically depressed every day, thinking about the son she gave up. If I did stop thinking about him, or for a minute he went out of my mind, I felt worse, Kimbrell said. Kimbrell knew she wanted to try to locate her son, but she couldnt do so until he turned 18. She performed searches on adoption websites and got a lot of help from friends through Facebook. Her cousin Melissa Hardison was a huge help. In fact, it was Hardison who eventually found Kimbrells son. She didnt want to full believe it at first, Kimbrell said. She had experienced many dead ends previously and didnt want to get her hopes up. Still, she admitted she got a little excited. Hardison later found and directed Kimbrell to the Facebook profile of Steven Jonesthe adoptive father. Hardison then found the Facebook page for Kimbrells son. Kimbrell was still in a state of disbelief, asking herself, Is this really true? Is this him? Is this really happening to me? There was a certain amount of trepidation in even conducting a search for her son. Would he want to find out who his birth mother was? Would he want to talk to her? She didnt know if he would accept her, Altman said. When they talked to each other before the meeting in Starke, Kimbrell found out that her son had the same fears as her. He didnt want to intrude upon her life and wondered if shed even want to hear from him. We were scared of how we would impact each other, Kimbrell said. Yet all doubts and fears went away with that meeting at Arbys when Jones approached his mother with his arms outstretched, ready to give her a hug. That was the best feeling in the world, Kimbrell said. I dont know if anybodys ever felt that great. It became apparent that Jones adoptive parents kept their word when they met with Kimbrell 24 years ago. They told her they would never tell Jones anything negative about his birth mother. They explained the circumstances surrounding the adoption. Kimbrell said Jones told her he did not have any bad feelings toward her. He knew this was a hard decision for me, and he knew the reasons I did it, Kimbrell said. As for what kind of relationship theyll have in the future, Kimbrell said that remains to be seen. Right now, theyre taking things slow. Im looking forward to being able to have him comfortable enough with me to share more with me, Kimbrell said. Jones spent more than five hours visiting with Kimbrell and other family members on that Aug. 10 visit to Starke. Before he left to return to Jacksonville, he told Kimbrell he would return in a couple of weeks and have lunch with her. He initiated the next visit, and he told me he loved me, Kimbrell said. Kimbrell will cherish that moment and all the moments that follow. She feels complete now and experiences a joy in life she never felt since giving birth to her one and only child. Over half my life Ive been waiting for him, Kimbrell said. Now, I have so much more to look forward to. 2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 The Right Experience. The Right Choice. Currently serving as circuit judge for Alachua, Levy and Gilchrist counties with over 8 years of judicial experience. Former prosecutor Desert Storm veteran Former correctional and police ocerwww.JudgeWEDavis.com Political advertisement paid and approved by Judge William E. Davis, for circuit judge, 8th Judicial Circuit, Group 11. Florida Twin Theatre All Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* CLOSED MON TUES SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 STARTS FRIDAY Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri 7:05, 9:05 Sat 4:55, 7:05, 9:05 Sun 4:55, 7:05 Wed Thur 7:30NOW SHOWING When theGame Stands TallFri 7:00, 9:15 Sat 4:55, 7:00, 9:15 Sun 4:55, 7:00 Wed Thur 7:15Megan Fox Jim Caviezel John Sutton (foreground) celebrated his 90 th Birthday on Saturday, July 12 th with family and friends at Smyrna Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. He was born on July 15 th 1924 and was married to Joyce Broughton on December 7 th 1967. Mr. and Mrs. Sutton are members of Smyrna Baptist Church. A special birthday celebration REUNION Continued from 1B A family reunion (lr): Joyce Altman, Kay Lowe, Steven Jones and Leah Kimbrell. Kimbrell, the daughter of Lowe and the granddaughter of Altman, reunited with her son, Jones, after giving him up for adoption following his birth. ROSES Continued from 1B Margaret niece, Alexis Cummings, enjoys her
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Corey Green is no different from any other football coach he wants to win games. However, since the new Bradford High School head coach and his staff have gotten a late startGreen was hired in Junethe emphasis isnt so much on wins and losses, but on seeing constant improvement. Right now, were definitely not wanting to talk about wins and losses, Green said. As far as success goes, we have a goal as a coaching staff and as a team right now that were working ongetting better each and every day. Right now, thats what our kids are shooting for. So far, we feel like weve done that. Installation of our offensive and defensive schemes have gone pretty smoothly up to this point. Green said players have done a good job of focusing on what their new coaches are teaching them and are doing everything asked of them. Still, he realizes there are several factors that could impact the Tornadoes this yearthe lack of a large group of seniors, players having to learn new offensive and defensive schemes and a coaching staff learning how to work together. My defensive staffnone of these guys have ever worked together before, Green said. Luckily, on offense, three of us have worked together before and kind of know what to expect from each other on the field. That defensive staff is composed of Quentin Jefferson (co-coordinator, defensive line), Robert Paxia (co-coordinator, secondary) and returning BHS assistant Josh Burch (linebackers). Green will serve as offensive coordinator and coach running backs. He is joined by Paxia (offensive line), Dan Foor (offensive line), Kenny Mudge (quarterbacks), BHS graduate Adrian Mosley (wide receivers) and his father, longtime head coach Danny Green, who will work with Mosley and the wide receivers. Mosley has been a key person in helping Green get out and make contacts in the community. Green said Mosley has definitely been an asset. As for having his father on the staff, its a role reversal, as Green had the chance to coach under his father at Orange Park High School. As Green put it, hes now on the other end of the table in meetings, but he added, I, as well as the rest of the coaches, will definitely open our ears when he has something to say. We definitely take that into account and really value his opinion. When he looks at the offense he will be coordinating, Green said one of the strengths is an offensive line that features such players as seniors Travis Hinds and Trevor Shannahan. They just work hard, Green said. Right now, their skill set has changed, but when you talk to them, theyre yes-sir, nosir kids. They nod their heads. They understand whats going on. They want to learn the new system. All of the players battling for spots on the offensive line have done a good job in working to learn new techniques for what will be more of a wing-T-style offense. The guys seem to be on board with that and are doing a good job, Green said. The coach said other players he sees as being important contributors on the line are senior Dustin Orton, who shows promise despite not having played much the last couple of years, and a couple of players who have been more notable for their play on the defensive line senior Don Jeffers and junior Johnny Hernandez. We feel like its easier to transition a defensive lineman to an offensive lineman than vice versa, Green said. If they can play defense, we feel like we can teach them offensive line. That offensive line will be providing protection for another strength of the offense quarterback Jacob Luke, a senior who has started the last two seasons. Green said from watching game tape from last year, it is apparent Luke is physically and mentally tough. He also brings leadership to the field. He seems to be a good leader for us, Green said. Hes one of those guys who leads by example by his effort and attitude. Luke is still learning how to execute the offense, but he is working hard to do so. In our system, you have to be really good with your feet and really good with your hand fakes, Green said. Thats been a learning curve for Jacob up to this point. Hes gotten better each and every day from that standpoint. Hes still not where we need him to be, and I think he understands that, but hes working hard to get there. Junior quarterback Chance Oody has helped in the transition. Hes had some experience running the wing-T in the past and that has helped (Luke) as far as his learning progression, Green said. Green likes the players he has at wide receiver, including senior Don Jeffers and sophomore Carlton Hankerson. Don seems to have a pretty good, sure set of hands on him, Green said. You can tell hes caught the football quite a bit in the past. Carlton brings the speed factor to us from the receiver standpoint. Hes going to be an excellent football player. Green also likes junior Shawn Aaron and freshman Judd Hicks at receiver. The running back position is where the Tornadoes are going to have the most inexperience, Green said. Seniors Drian Jenkins, Jon Norman and Corey Robinson are vying for playing time, as is junior Jameaze McNeal. A couple of younger players will even factor into the equation. Green said sophomore Xavian Jenkins is going to be an asset for us in the future, while freshman Aundre Carter will be called upon quite a bit this year. You dont really like to throw a freshman into the fire like we have done him up to this point, Green said, but there are going to be some things that we have to ask of him from here on out. When it comes to the defensive side of the ball, Green sees his defensive line as a strength. He said there was a lot of competition and starters had yet to be named, but Reed, a returning lineman from last season, has been impressive. Green said Hernandez has been doing a good job, as has senior John Spencer, who has mainly played offensive line in the past. Offensive lineman Shannahan is also playing well on the defensive side of the ball. We hope to not have to start him both ways, Green said, but hes definitely a guy who can come in there and play for us. The secondary shows a lot of promise with players such as Hankerson and Oody. Green said Hankerson is the kind of cornerback he likes in that hes long and lean. As long as he continues to develop, hell be a standout cornerback by his senior year, Green said. Oody is a quarterback Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B L AKE A REA S MALL E NGINE Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Back & Neck Pain Clinic NEED RELIEF FROM:Call Dr. Berry Serving the Area for 21 Years THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE AVAILABLE THERAPEUTIC MASSAGEAVAILABLE New BHS coach eyes steady improvement as 2014 goal ABOVE: Returning quarterback Jacob Luke throws a pass. LEFT: New head coach Corey Green oversees practice. See BHS, 10B Aundre Carter (left) and Daquan Blackshear Aug. 7 practice.
4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 Letters email@example.com Dear Editor: Compassion!? This is the new catchword of the Left. Anyone who is pleased by or ignores the fact that our southern border no longer actually exists uses this recently appropriated term to explain how we, the people, should be responding to the plight of children awash in a new land. These youngsters have no resources, speak the wrong language, and are minimally educated. They have nothing. So, obviously, any true American must hold out a helping hand. Its like its in our DNA. Among those calling for compassion-other than our current, lawless administration and its minions-are many Christian pastors, clergy, church leaders, and laymen, which is to be expected. Anyone at all familiar with Christianity knows fall well that when someone is in need, its our duty to step up and help. After all. Proverbs 28 says, He who gives to the poor suffers no want, but he who ignores them gets many a curse Im all in for that HOWEVER! What we are seeing here is simply Selective Compassion. A major fuss is being made over people who are being brought into the country, under the guise of another new catch phrase, unaccompanied minor. But what is the truth? First of all, how many of these individuals are really minors? There is evidence that many, if not most, of them are not. Why isnt it clear, one way or the other? Because this transparent administration is hiding these people from view. Complete video coverage of what is going on would clearly reveal the accuracy of unaccompanied minor, but we dont have that. And then theres the term unaccompanied. Any minor traveling alone through Mexico so as to enter this country without permission is not unaccompanied; he is abandoned. (If I sent my ten year old grandchild to play all day at the park while I went to work, would the word unaccompanied be a part of the ensuing police report? I dont think so.) This entire phony scenario is just another example of the hypocrisy that runs rampant in this country. If we truly have compassion for those in need, then where were these supporters of this debacle when it was learned that our veterans Compassion or hypocrisy? It is Affordable An Accident/Health Plan... with 24 Hour Benefits!! CALL TODAY!1-800-942-2003Dick Colado Insurance JaxNO Hassels...Easy to start!Your Doctor Prescriptions Lab Tests and Much More... Dear Editor: Following the Lehman banking debacle of 2008, the government sponsored bailout of the banking sector to boost the economy created an illusion of recovery. Wall Street banks benefited from the bailouts by using special privileges with the Federal Reserve to borrow cheaply to fund speculation using their easy access to money. Yet savers that need interest income to survive are punished by the low interest rates they receive. The U.S. economy is crashing as major retail chains close thousands of stores because 70 percent of the economy is consumer driven. The decline in consumer spending is due to the permanent loss of jobs resulting from the collapse of the housing bubble with many mortgages still underwater. Underemployment is now the norm as full-time white collar job opportunities never fully recovered after the recession. We are witnessing the impact of student loan debt on the economy as college graduates cannot find jobs, even as many manufacturing jobs requiring skills remain unfilled. Big government progressives and mainstream media attempt to manipulate and control people when we know that capitalism and true freedom, not big government, will solve our problems. The elites smile as they sit back and wait to swoop in to complete their job to take the American Dream from an angry and desperate citizenry. We are a Christian nation with Judeo roots and God has a solution for our economic dilemma. The Jubilee law described in Leviticus 25 provides a national cancellation of private debts every 50 years. On August 22, 2011 economist Stephen Roach went a step further calling for Wail Street to support a Debt Jubilee to forgive excess debt for borrowers. This will ensure that no one would ever become forever trapped in debt and poverty. Providing immediate and future Jubilee debt relief for mortgage, student loan, and credit card debt will be a start to save our nation. Yours truly, Robert A. Dahlquist Orange, California In support of Debt Jubilee Dear Editor: There are many, many ideas and opinions out there that tend to make one scratch ones head in complete bewilderment. For example, there are those who preach and spend gobs of moneylike that Bloomberg guyto take away our God-given right to self-protection, yet these same people are being escorted by gun-toting bodyguards. (Am I missing something here?) Then we have scores of individuals, many from the welleducated world of Hollywood, who support a terrorist group called Hamas, whose main goal in life is to eradicate the country of Israel. (Huh?) And then theres the voting thing. Large numbers of citizens in this country do not bother to exercise their right, and privilege, to cast a ballot, even though the well-being, and even lives (abortion), of everyone in this country are at stake. (Are you kidding me?) And, even though there are many more similar Head Scratchers inundating our world, Ill mention only one more. Has anyone noticed that, in the United States of America, having a Bible in a government entity called a school is an absolute nono. (That must be one dangerous book, dont you think?) Yet, there is another government entity in which Bibles, and Bible-studying, are actually encouraged. These places are called prisons. (Scratch, scratch!) I just wonder, if those Bibles were to find their way back into the schools, would there be as much need for them to be used in our corrections systems? (Hmmmmm!) Leonard C. Young Keystone Heights Reader left scratching his head Dear Editor: It was not my intention to cause Frank the Baker illhealth, hypertension-wise, with my letters attempting to set the record straight on Israel/ Palestine. As a man of scripture, as he obviously is, I am sure he is familiar with John 8:32 where Jesus informs us that ...the truth shall set you free. I therefore reiterate that what he and too many others think is the truth about that conflict is only the misleading (to put it mildly) version by the Israeli/ US propaganda media, i.e., that Palestine broke the ceasefires; that they are using civilians as human shields; that Israel is only protecting itself when it drops millions of tons of explosives on the country it is occupying (in anticipation of the much repeated canard that Israeli occupation of Palestine ended in 2006---actually it was only de jure, not de facto) killing close to 2000 civilians, 30-percent of which are children; that casualty figures of about 700-1(civilians) in Israels favor does not indicate, far from a battle for survival, but a massacre. Does the baker really believe that US corporate news media is biased against Israel, when all evidence gleaned from sources independent of the US MSM shows irrefutably that thats a blatant falsehood.? Furthermore, I resent the implication of being an antisemite who wouldnt have written my letter if it were the Jews who had the higher death toll. No, I am not bending the truth, as I am accused. That particular shoe is on the other foot. As Mark Twain said, It aint ...the truth shall set you free are being victimized by their own health care system? Were they screaming Compassion with anything near the same intensity? How much noise is being made by these same compassion-loving Americans over the 1300 unborn Americans who are being torn to pieces in their mothers wombs every day in this land of kindness? How about the millions of Americansmany in (he black community-whose work prospects are being seriously diminished by the presence of so many unaccompanied adults who have permanently trespassed onto our land? As with most things, compassion has its limits. When the Salvation Army solicits my community for funds to relieve those in need, Ill write a check. But I do not empty my bank account or go into debt to do so. And I know no one who does. There is no such thing as unlimited compassionnot if one already has duties and obligations. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has said, no country is bound to accept all those who wish to resettle there. By this principle the Church recognizes that most immigration is ultimately not something to celebrate. no country has the duty to receive so many immigrants that its social and economic life are jeopardized. All kinds of major issues are unresolved in this country, but attention is now being focused on children who have needs. This is simply a diversion produced by the same people who are actually creating our underlying immigration problem by simply refusing to enforce current immigration law and sealing our border. Compassionate Americans, especially Christians, are being used to accomplish the goals of unscrupulous, proven liars. Since Mr. Obama has invited these young victims to come here, then common sense should prevail. Let he and his supporters show some compassion here. Let them open their homes, their bank accounts, their refrigerators to these needy individuals. Lets have the bus drop off four or five of these younguns at Nancy Pelosis residence; surely the White House has a spare what we dont know that causes so much trouble; its what we know for a FACT, that just aint so! Arnie Harris Lawtey 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 964-(8473)13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) Tires Wheels Vehicle Accessories Golf Carts & Parts Jo es Tires starting at: bedroom or two. (Justice goes nicely with compassion.) True, real compassion only exists when I choose to put MY hand in my walletreach into my refrigeratoror rifle through my closet. Anything else is pure coercion. Leonard C. Young Keystone Heights
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School returns some key pieces from its 2013 district championship team, such as leading rusher Anton Noble and one of its top tacklers, Sam Anderson, but inexperienced and younger players are going to have to step up and fill important roles if the Indians want to build upon last years success. Head coach Chuck Dickinson said there will probably be five to six players on each side of the ball with no previous varsity experience. Youre hoping that in those first two to three games, some of those guys who are younger kids are going to grow up and be ready to play come week four. Thats when we start our district play, Dickinson said. Were hoping they gain that experience from the (preseason) classic through the first three games. Hopefully, well have success and get some wins under our belt. One of the key players on offense is going to be, of course, Noble, a senior, who surpassed 1,000 yards even though he missed the final three games with an injury. Hes got great vision. He accelerates through the hole and runs hard, Dickinson said. As long as he does those things, I think hell be successful. Dickinson said Noble has good hands, so he is also a weapon on the outside as a receiver. More importantly, a proven back like Noble can help ease the burden on the teams new starting quarterback, who will most likely be junior Wyatt Harvin. Were hoping (Noble) can have the kind of year he had last year, Dickinson said. That takes a lot of pressure off our quarterback in throwing situations. Another key player on offense is senior wide receiver Brighton Gibbs, who led the team in receptions last year. Hes been in the situation before and been in pressure games, Dickinson said. You know hes going to know what to do. The thing with him is he starts defensively, too. Its one of those issues where weve got to do a good job of resting him at certain times. Dickinson will tell you year after year that the key to his allimportant run game and offense overall is the play of the line. This years line features seniors Joe Pace and Roy Williams, both of whom started every game last year. The experience level is a plus for them, Dickinson said. They know what to expect. Pace has moved from guard to center to fill in for the graduated Tate Williams. He seems to be transitioning fine. When we played the spring game, I thought Joe probably had the best game of our linemen, Dickinson said. The offensive line is a unit that concerns Dickinson, though it may be composed of four seniors and one sophomore. He said one of the guard positions could be occupied by players such as seniors Johnnie Fitts, Tye Stephenson and Matt West on a rotating basis, since each will also contribute on defense. Senior Garrett Davis, a firstyear player, could factor into the mix at offensive line, as well as sophomores Michael Dickinson, Noland Robinson and Matt White. Some of those are probably going to be starting, Dickinson said of the sophomores. Seniors Anderson and Kyler Teague bring experience to the running back and wide receiver positions, respectively, but both will also be counted on heavily on defense. Fullback is a question mark right now, as is tight end, which lost a key contributor in graduation in Micah Brown. Dickinson said junior Jacob White could be a factor at fullback, while sophomores Ryan Prieto and Tyler Ricketts could help out at tight end. Junior Steven Beverly looks to be in running back mix, as well. As mentioned earlier, Harvin will most likely step into the role of quarterback, taking over for graduate Blake Valenzuela, who started the last two years. I think Wyatts improving each day, Dickinson said. Weve just got to continue to (improve as a team). Defensively, the secondary is where Keystone has the most experience, with players such as Gibbs, sophomore Austin Hogg and junior Ray Trimble. Gibbs averaged four interceptions the last two seasons to be one of the teams leaders in that category. Hes making a transition for us this year, Dickinson said. He played cornerback mainly for us the last two years. Hes probably going to be our free safety this year, so its going to be a little bit of a change for him. Trimble is injured right now, but hopes are that he will be ready to go before the Indians start district play, Dickinson said. Hogg may be just a sophomore, but he saw plenty of action last year. We brought him up week three or four, Dickinson said. He played quit a bit last year. He probably has four or five games of starting under his belt. Teague has experience at corner and looks to be a contributor at the same position this year, Dickinson said. Noble also has some experience in the secondary. Anderson is a huge returner for the defense at linebacker. He was one of the top three tacklers last year and could possibly provide some play at free safety this year as well. Hes good at slipping blocks, Dickinson said of Anderson, a two-year starter. At linebacker, hes undersizedof course, were undersized like crazy on the defensive side of the ballbut he has a good knack of slipping blocks and getting under the blocker and getting in the hole to make a tackle. Anderson is returning from a devastating knee injury, but has been putting in a lot of work by himself outside of practices to get back onto the field. A lot of kids might not have come back from what happened to him last year, Dickinson said. Hes one of those kids who comes out here every day by himself and probably works out an hour on the field, doing drills to strengthen his leg. Fitts is a key returner on the defensive line. Dickinson said Fitts is not real big, but hes strong and brings significant experience to the field. White gained some experience last year as well, but younger, inexperienced players will make up most of the rest of the defense. For us right now, the up-front six is probably where were least experienced, Dickinson said. Some players who will contribute include seniors Davis (defensive line), Dakota Hodge Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B Move your polling place to your living room. Request your ballot early by contacting the Supervisor of Elections office via telephone, email, mail, in person or by visiting our website. Order your absentee ballot today!RELAX. VOTE BYMAIL! BEAT THE RUSH. VOTE EARLY!EARLY VOTING TAKES PLACEAugust 11th throughAugust 24th 8:00 am to 5:30 pm daily.County Commission meeting room in the CourthouseIMPORTANT NOTICE:IFYOU WILLBE VOTING EARLYOR IN PERSONAT YOUR PRECINCT ON ELECTION DAYFLORIDA LAW REQUIRESYOU TO PRESENT PHOTOAND SIGNATURE IDENTIFICATION IN ORDER TO CASTYOUR BALLOT OR YOU WILLBE REQUIRED TO VOTEAPROVISIONAL BALLOT. CANDIDATE NAME CANDIDATE NAME CANDIDATE NAME GEORGE WASHING THOMAS JEFFERSOAbraham LincCORRECT:Write-In Candidate: X INCORRECT:MARK YOUR BALLOT CORRECTLY! 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Madison St., Starke, FL Theressa Community Center 1748 SE 81stAve., Starke, FL Victory Baptist Church 5340 Pine St., Hampton, FL Keystone United Methodist Church Ministry Building 4004 SR 21 S., Keystone Hgts, FL Praise ChristianAssembly 10813 SW CR 18, Hampton, FL (in Graham) Brooker City Hall Community Ctr. 17435TetstoneAve., Brooker, FL OFFICIAL PRIMARY SAMPLE BALLOTBRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA AUGUST 26, 2014 REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS DISTRICT 3(Vote for One) Jake RushREP Ted YohoREP GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR(Vote for One) Yinka Abosede AdeshinaREP(Not Yet Designated) Elizabeth Cuevas-NeunderREP(Not Yet Designated) Rick ScottREP(Not Yet Designated) COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2(Vote for One) Andy NormanREP Kenny ThompsonREP CIRCUIT JUDGE 8th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Group 11(Vote for One) William E. Davis William Falik SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT 1(Vote for One) Sheila Fayson Cummings Archie Kittles Jr. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT 5(Vote for One) Erica Mains Reddish Billy Rehberg Randy Starling 2014 TAX EXEMPTION REFERENDUM QUESTION Shall the board of county commissioners of this county (or the governing authority of the municipality, or both) be authorized to grant, pursuant to s. 3, Art. VII of the State Constitution, property tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses that are expected to create new, full-time jobs in the county (or municipality, or both)? YES-Forauthoritytogrant exemptions NO-Againstauthoritytogrant exemptions Precincts 1, 3 & 4 only Precincts 2 & 7 only Precincts 6, 9, 13 & 14 only GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR(Vote for One) Charlie CristDEM(Not Yet Designated) Nan H. RichDEM(Not Yet Designated) ATTORNEY GENERAL(Vote for One) George SheldonDEM Perry E. ThurstonDEM CIRCUIT JUDGE 8th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Group 11(Vote for One) William E. Davis William Falik SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT 1(Vote for One) Sheila Fayson Cummings Archie Kittles Jr. 2014 TAX EXEMPTION REFERENDUM QUESTION Shall the board of county commissioners of this county (or the governing authority of the municipality, or both) be authorized to grant, pursuant to s. 3, Art. VII of the State Constitution, property tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses that are expected to create new, full-time jobs in the county (or municipality, or both)? YES-Forauthoritytogrant exemptions NO-Againstauthoritytogrant exemptions SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT 5(Vote for One) Erica Mains Reddish Billy Rehberg Randy StarlingPrecincts 2 & 7 only Precincts 6, 9, 13 & 14 only CIRCUIT JUDGE 8th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Group 11(Vote for One) William E. Davis William Falik SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT 1(Vote for One) Sheila Fayson Cummings Archie Kittles Jr. 2014 TAX EXEMPTION REFERENDUM QUESTION Shall the board of county commissioners of this county (or the governing authority of the municipality, or both) be authorized to grant, pursuant to s. 3, Art. VII of the State Constitution, property tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses that are expected to create new, full-time jobs in the county (or municipality, or both)? YES-Forauthoritytogrant exemptions NO-Againstauthoritytogrant exemptionsSCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT 5(Vote for One) Erica Mains Reddish Billy Rehberg Randy StarlingPrecincts 2 & 7 only Precincts 6, 9, 13 & 14 only 1699 N. Temple Ave Starke (904) 368-9105 Key players return, but others must step up for KHHS Kyler Teague (far left) and Brighton Gibbs get some pointers from head coach Chuck Dickinson. Dalton Hodge (left) and Chris McLean lock up during a drill. See KHHS, 10B
The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union and Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties : Bradford Latasha Renee Addison, 31, of Starke was arrested Aug. 12 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Lynda Wilson Barnes, 44, of Starke was arrested Aug. 16 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. Lance Watson Bolton, 20, of Jacksonville was arrested Aug. 18 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Jency Maxine Box, 35, of Starke was arrested Aug. 16 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for larcenygrand theft less than $5,000, two charges of fraud utter false instrument and fraud use or possess identification of another person without consent. Bond was set at $40,000 for the charges. Bernard Lee Boyd, 24, of Gainesville was arrested Aug. 12 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. David Byon Brauchle, 26, of Starke was arrested Aug. 17 for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Turosia E. Bright, 51, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 15 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $216 for the charge. Patricia King Brown, 63, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 12 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of opium or derivative with intent to sell and for trafficking opium or derivative4 grams to under 30 kilograms. Bond was set at $40,000 for the charges. Toby Anderson Cannady, 31, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 18 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant from Clay. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Cayla Nichole Carter, 23, of Starke was arrested Aug. 14 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Marion James Dodd, 32, of Starke was arrested Aug. 17 by Starke police for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Bruce Bernard Donley, 21, of Melrose was arrested Aug. 12 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Donley and his girlfriend got into an argument at the BP gas station on S.R. 100 just east of Keystone Heights. Donley was driving his girlfriends rental vehicle and wouldnt return it to her. When she got in the vehicle and tried to leave, Donley snatched the keys out of the car, then hit the girlfriend in the ear with his fist after she exited the car. Deputies were called, and Donley was eventually arrested for domestic battery. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Alexis Garcia Hernandez, 21, of Starke was arrested Aug. 17 by Bradford deputies for operating a vehicle without a drivers license. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Dale Raynard George, 46, of Starke was arrested Aug. 12 by Starke police on a warrant for possession of cocaine and for selling cocaine, both within 1,000 feet of a specified restricted area. Bond was set at $50,000 for the charges. Marie Green, 42, of Starke was arrested Aug. 13 by Starke police on a warrant for selling cocaine. According to the arrest report, during a search of her residence, crack cocaine was found. She was also charged with possession of cocaine. Due to the crack cocaine being in a place easily accessible to a 7-year-old child staying with Green, she was also charged with child neglect. Bond was set at $145,000 for the charges. Mario Lavon Hankerson, 38, of Starke was arrested Aug. 12 by Starke police on a warrant for possession of cocaine and selling cocaine, both within 1,000 feet of a specified restricted area. Bond was set at $50,000 for the charges. Daniel Hernandez Gonzalez, 23, of Jacksonville was arrested Aug. 16 by Lawtey police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Michelle Ann Hester, 35, of Brooker was arrested Aug. 15 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Ocasio Cortez Holmes, 34, of Starke was arrested Aug. 14 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for two charges of possession of cocaine and two charges of selling cocaine, all charges occurring within 1,000 feet of a specified restricted area. Bond was set at $150,000 for the charges. Steven Riley Hutchins, 23, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 12 by Starke police on a warrant for possession of marijuana and selling marijuana, both within 1,000 feet of a specified restricted area. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charges. Robert Jackson, 31, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 12 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Jeffery Allen Jackson, 33, of Jacksonville was arrested Aug. 14 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Kenneth Lamar Jenkins, 41, of Starke was arrested Aug. 13 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of cocaine and selling cocaine. Bond was set at $50,000 for the charges. Terrell Kishay Kennedy, 25, of Starke was arrested Aug. 15 by Starke police for two charges of battery. According to the arrest report, Kennedy grabbed his girlfriend by the throat during an argument and then struck the girlfriends 9-year-old son in the face when the child tried to intervene in the fight. Police were called, and Kennedy was arrested for the domestic battery charges. Bond was set at $20,000 for the charges. Michelle Faile Lovell, 46, of Starke was arrested Aug. 17 by Bradford deputies for probation violation for original charge of leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. No bond was allowed for the charge. Alexander Jason Nelson, 37, of Jacksonville was arrested Aug. 14 by Bradford deputies for withholding child support. Bond was set at $3,300 for the charge. Johnny Hobbs Nichols, 34, of Starke was arrested Aug. 12 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for four charges of possession of cocaine and four charges of selling cocaine. Bond was set at $200,000 for the charges. Kathy Jean Perrera, 60, of Fort White was arrested Aug. 15 by Starke police for larceny. According to the arrest report, Perrera was observed at the Walmart in Starke by an employee taking disposable razors and make-up out of the packaging and putting them in her purse. She also placed numerous items in a shopping cart and tried to leave the store without paying for any of the items. She was detained until police arrived and arrested her, with the value of all the items in the cart at approximately $760. William A. Peterson, 45, of Jacksonville was arrested Aug. 14 by Bradford deputies for withholding child support. Bond was set at $727 for the charge. Brooke Danielle Rosen, 24, of Gainesville was arrested Aug. 17 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of drug equipment. Stacey H. Santee, 49, of Starke was arrested Aug. 17 by Bradford deputies for operating a vehicle not registered with the state of Florida. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Landon Howard Underwood, 47, of Hampton was arrested Aug. 14 by Starke police for possession of drug equipment. According to the arrest report, police were called about a suspicious person in the area of Florida Street in Starke who was walking around asking for illegal narcotics. When the police officer questioned Underwood, he stated he was in the area looking to purchase crack, but was unsuccessful so far. Underwood then consented to a search by the officer. The officer found a glass pipe used to smoke crack and arrested him. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Gary Alvin Weeks, 29, of Starke was arrested Aug. 14 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop on an out-of-county warrant from Columbia for criminal mischief. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. Douglas David Wilkerson, 34, of Jacksonville was arrested Aug. 12 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked and on an out-ofcounty warrant from Hamilton for original charge of expired drivers license. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charges. Matthew Leon Wilkerson, 29, of Raiford was arrested Aug. 14 for three failure to appear charges and two probation violation charges. No bond was allowed for the charges. Dawn Marie Wright, 38, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 17 by Starke police for disturbing the peace. According to the arrest report, police were called to a disturbance at the Dempsey Motel on U.S. 301 North in Starke. Wright, who appeared intoxicated, was yelling and cussing at her fianc and other motel occupants, and did the same while being questioned by the police officer. She was arrested, with bond set at $2,000 for the charge. Keystone/Melrose Travis Couey, 34, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 14 by Clay deputies for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. John Goodwin, 19, of Melrose was arrested Aug. 18 by Putnam deputies for three probation violations. David Knorp, 30, of Melrose was arrested Aug. 14 by Clay deputies for aggravated domestic battery. Mary Kurtz, 32, of Melrose was arrested Aug. 14 by Clay deputies for selling and delivering narcotics. George Luna, 24, of Melrose was arrested Aug. 16 by Clay deputies for driving without a valid license. Jamie Nichols, 31, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 18 by Clay deputies for failure to return leased personal property with intent to defraud. Lee Sackett, 52, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 16 by Clay deputies for DUI. Catherine Sanders, 31, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 14 by Clay deputies for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Dakota Tate, 20, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 14 by Clay deputies for failure to appear. Darrell Shawn Zoller, 33, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 12 by Putnam deputies for failure to appear. Union Jerome Hadley Addison, 46, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 12 by Union deputies on a warrant for possession of cocaine and distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of of public park or school. Bond was set at $60,000 for the charges. Daronte Jawaun Corbitt, 20, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 14 by Union deputies for burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. According to the arrest report, Corbitt was spotted breaking into a vehicle behind the Supervisor of Elections office. Corbitt left the area, but was spotted going into Spires grocery a few minutes later by a deputy and arrested. Dwayne Hayward Douglas, 44, of Jacksonville was arrested Aug. 13 by Union deputies for vehicle grand theft. According to the arrest report, deputies were called to Raiford when a homeowner confronted a man walking around behind his home. Douglas told the homeowner he had run out of gas in his vehicle and was looking for a place to sleep. Once deputies arrived and questioned Douglas, he gave several versions about who owned the vehicle, and they eventually learned through dispatch that the car was reported stolen from Gainesville. Douglas was arrested and transported to jail. James Barney Dowdy Jr., 49, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 12 by Union deputies on a warrant for two charges of possession of drugsnew legend drugs without a prescription and selling opium or derivativewithin 1,000 feet of public housing or schools. Bond was set at $60,000 for the charges. James Ray Forsyth, 59, of Raiford was arrested Aug. 17 by Union deputies for aggravated batteryusing a deadly weapon. According to the arrest report, Forsyth got into an argument with his wife after they had been drinking. According to a witness, Forsyth was observed holding a knife in his hand in a threatening manner toward his wife, and then he was observed on top of her. The witness then went to call law enforcement. When deputies arrived, Forsyth met them at the gate, blocking their way and saying he didnt cut his wifeshe fell into a pond and cut her arm on a whiskey bottle. The deputies found the victim in her residence with a laceration on her forearm that was still bleeding and called EMS for treatment. Forsyth was arrested and transported to jail. Donald James Fortune, 30, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 12 by Union deputies on a warrant for possession of drugscontrolled substance without a prescription or over 20 grams of marijuana, selling opium or derivative within 1,000 feet of schools or place of worship, and trafficking in opium or derivative4 grams to 30 kilograms. Bond was set at $110,000 for the charges. Irving Parker Lilliston, 43, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 12 by Union deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked, attaching tag not assigned, possession of drugsmethamphetamine, and possession of drugslisted chemicals used for manufacturing controlled substances. He was also later arrested on a warrant for three charges of possession of drugs, possession of narcotic equipment, producing drugs methamphetamine, a weapon offensecommit felony with a weapon and dangerous drugs keeping a shop or shed for storing drugs. Bond was set at $170,000 for the charges. Loni Nadine Lilliston, 37, of Lake Butler, wife of Irving Lilliston, was arrested Aug. 12 by Union deputies on a warrant for three charges of possession of drugs, possession of narcotic equipment, producing drugs methamphetamine, a weapon offensecommit felony with a weapon and dangerous drugs keeping a shop or shed for storing drugs. Bond was set at $270,000 for the charges. Bobby Dean Major, 66, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 12 by Union deputies on a warrant for possession of drugscontrolled substance without prescription (includes marijuana over 20 grams), selling opium or derivative within 1,000 feet of public park or school and trafficking in opium or derivative4 grams to 30 kilograms. Bond was set at $110,000 for the charges. James Cleveland Perry, 50, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 12 by Union deputies on a warrant for possession of drugscontrolled substance without a prescription or over 20 grams of marijuana, and distribution of cocainedelivery within 1,000 feet of school or place of worship. Bond was set at $60,000 for the charges. Thomas Earl Powell, 60, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 12 by Union deputies on a warrant for possession of drugs-controlled substance without a prescription or over 20 grams of marijuana, selling opium or derivative and selling barbiturates. Bond was set at $90,000 for the charges. Doris Juanita Rewis, 39, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 12 by Union deputies on a warrant for possession of drugscontrolled substance without a prescription or over 20 grams of marijuana, and selling opium or derivativewithin 1,000 feet of schools or public housing. Bond was set at $60,000 for the charges. Byron Henderson Sargent, 43, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 12 by Union deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. Bond was set at $25,000 for the charge. Robert Todd Sheldon, 49, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 12 by Union deputies on a warrant for possession of drugscontrolled substance without a prescription or over 20 grams of marijuana, and manufacturing opium or derivativewithin 1,000 feet of schools or public housing. Bond was set at $60,000 for the charges. Justin Clayton Todd, 37, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 16 by Union deputies on a warrant for child neglect, distribution of opium or derivative and trafficking drugs4 grams less than 30 kilograms controlled substance. Bond was set at $135,000 for the charges. 6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 Your Flooring Specialist Vinyl Carpet Ceramic Tile Hardwood & Laminate Floors Visit Our Showroom! 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Leila Byrd LAKE GENEVALeila Mae Byrd, 82, of Lake Geneva died on Friday, Aug. 10, 2014 at the Windsor Manor Nursing Home in Starke. She was born in Starke on Sept. 28, 1929 to the late Richard and Mora (Brown) Clark. She was a homemaker and a member of Hope Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen; one son, Danny; and one granddaughter, Heather Byrd. Survivors are: children, Connie (Joey) Dampier, Vicki (Glenn) Smith all of Theressa, and Steve Byrd of Keystone Heights; sisters, Evelyn Carter of Keystone Heights, Bonnie Seay of Starke; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Aug. 13 at Hope Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Strickland and Dr. Gene Coons officiating. Burial followed at Hope Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Chris Davidson Chris Davidson DELANDChris Ann Davidson, 67, passed away on Monday August 11, 2014 at Florida Hospital in Deland. Chris lived in Starke for many years, worked at Fleet Finance ad was an active member of the community. She directed and acted in may plays performed by the Bradford Community Players such as South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Brigadoon and Fiddler On The Roof. Chris then moved to Jacksonville and worked at Bank of America and performed with an Orange Park theater group before finally moving to Orange City to be closer to family. Chris is survived by her daughter, Suzy Wilson of Starke; son, Jimmy Wilson of Gainesville; Stepfather, Philip Russell of Orange City; sister, Mary Henrickson of Orange City, five nieces and one nephew. Funeral services were performed at the Allen Summerhill Funeral Home of Orange City on Aug. 16 th PAID OBITUARY Jenna Elam LAWTEYJenna Elam, 78, passed away peacefully and went home to be with her Lord and savior early Saturday morning August 16, 2014. Jenna was lifelong resident of Florida with the majority of her time living in Lawtey with Joseph, her husband of 42 years. She was a beloved wife and mother and everyone loved her attitude and zest for life. She was an incredible woman who will be missed and remembered forever. Survivors include: her husband Joseph; three sons, Michael and his wife Tammie, Richard and his wife Kimberly; son, John; and daughter, Alexis. Jenna had nine grandchildren, John, David, Amber, Amanda, Ashleigh, Kyndal, Alyssa, Marissa and Michael; and two greatgrandchildren; Jase and Kyleigh. Jenna was a devoted member of Highland First Baptist Church where she worked as the churchs bookkeeper until her retirement. A Memorial service for Jenna will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, Aug. 23rd at Highland First Baptist Church, 1409 U.S. 301, Lawtey, FL 32058. PAID OBITUARY Joseph Gangloff MEHERRIN, VIRGINIA Joseph Edward Gangloff, 65, of Meherrin, Virginia, formally of Waldo, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. He was born in Camden, New Jersey on Aug. 4, 1949 to the late Joseph and Flora Lombardo Gangloff. He worked as a truck driver and was able to beat stage 4 esophageal cancer in 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Diane Marie Gangloff. He was loved by his children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed. He is survived by: his children, Colleen (Steve) Amos, Joseph Gangloff, Stacy (Steve) Rose, Patricia (Tommy) Reamer, Michelle (William) Vereen and Eddie (Gloria) Gangloff; 15 grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Frani) Gangloff; and a sister, Flora (Ron) Patterson. Services will be private. Contributions may be made on behalf of the Gangloff family c/o Puckett Funeral Home, 115 Covington Court, Farmville, VA 23901 or Cancer Treatment Centers of America 10109 East 79th St, Tulsa, OK 74133. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. PAID OBITUARY Dorris Horne LOGANVILLE, GEORGIA Dorris S. Horne, age 94, of Loganville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Mrs. Horne was a member of Grace Baptist Church and was preceded in death by: her husband of 75 years, Newell A. Horne; parents, Marion Z. and Ruby Sullivan; and sister, EmaJo Camplejohn. She is survived by: her daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and Art Hall of Loganville; Betty Fine of Huntsville, Alabama; Sandy and John Brown of Loganville; brotherin-law, Claude G. Horne of Riverside, California; grandchildren, DeAnna L. (Michael) Cox; Kelly L. (Heath) Burell; Robert A. (Katie) Hall; Greg (Sabrina) Fine; Michelle Stephens; Jeffrey (Jennifer) Brown; Laura Brown; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Hope Baptist Church with Dr. Larry Strickland and Mr. Percy Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow in Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Hope Baptist Church, 3900 SE State Road 100, Starke, FL, 32091. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home 620 E. Nona St. Starke, FL 32091. 904-964-6200. www. jonesgallagherfh.com PAID OBITUARY Marye Kirk KEYSTONE HEIGHTSMarye Southerland Kirk, 86, of Keystone Heights died at her home, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. She was born in Richmond, Virginia on Dec. 11, 1927 to the late Thomas and Katherine (Lawson) Southerland. She was a homemaker, former member of Fresh Start Fellowship Church and was attending Trinity Baptist Church in Keystone Heights. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Ed Kirk in 2005; and daughters, Holly Kirk and Dr. Dougie Macintire. Survivors are: children, Heather Huzzen of Newberry, Andy Kirk of Jacksonville, Bruce Kirk of Lovettsville, Virginia and Christian Kirk of Auburn, Alabama; and nine grandchildren. A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Aug. 30, in the Fresh Start Fellowship Church with Pastor Steve Conner, Dr. James Peoples and Reverend Scott Stanland officiating. Interment will follow at Eliam Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Salesian Missions Clean Water Initiative at www.salesianmissions. org. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Sidney Martin LAWTEYSidney Bella Martin, 81 of Lawtey died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at Bradford Terrace Nursing Home with family by her side. She was born in Lawtey on April 23, 1933 to the late Charlie Manning and Mandy Johns Manning. She was preceded in death by: her husband of 28 years, Howard Martin; four brothers, Ted, Cecil, Sidney, and Edward Manning; and three sisters, Florie Manning, Reba Macmahon, and Lottie Davis. She is survived by: children, James Jimmy Martin of Lawtey, Lisa (Jimmy) Saunders and Patricia (Russell) Thornton both of Starke; 11 grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Terry McClure HAMPTON Terry Lee McClure, 56, of Hampton died on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Winchester, Indiana on March 8, 1958 to Joyce McClure and the late Jimmy B. McClure, Sr. In 2011 he moved to Hampton where he worked at Fabco Air in Gainesville as a machinist. He is survived by: mother, Joyce McClure of Winchester, Indiana; daughter, Amanda (Jonathan) Sumwalt of Farmland, Indiana; one granddaughter; his partner of many years, Robin Ann Reitenour of Hampton; brother, Jimmy McClure, Jr.; and sisters, Tammie Hymer and Diana Randall. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Margaret Morgan KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Margaret Tyson Morgan, 88, of Keystone Heights died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Willey Manor. She was born Dec. 11, 1925 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania to the late William and Carrie (Detweiler) Tyson and was a retired school teacher. She was a member of the Park of The Palms Church in Keystone. She was preceded in death by husband, Robert E. Morgan; son, Douglas Morgan; daughter-in-law, Sharon; grandson, Nicholas; and brother, David Tyson. She is survived by: children, Daniel (Donne) Morgan, and Carol (Mark) Hannus; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three siblings, Clyde Tyson, Carolyn Dunbar and William Tyson; and many sisters-in-law; brothersin-law; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Warrenville Bible Chapel, in Warrenville, Illinois. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Warrenville Bible Chapel, Missionary Fund, P.O. Box 104, Warrenville, IL 60555. Local arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Michael Pittman Michael Pittman GAINESVILLEMichael Lee Pittman, age 59, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at his home. He was born Jan. 4, 1955 in Newport News, Virginia. Michael was retired from the State of Florida as a truck driver. He loved cars, trucks and motorcycles. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Pittman and brother, Jerry Pittman. Michael is survived by: his wife, Delia Pittman; mother, Betty Conley Pittman; brother, Dennis Pittman; daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Jesse Colburn and granddaughter, Madison Colburn. A Life Celebration Service was held Aug. 15 in the chapel of Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Downtown, with Pastor Jeff Arnold officiating. Those who wish may make memorials to American Heart Association, 3224 West University Avenue, #128, Gainesville, FL 32607. Please visit his memorial page at www.williamsthomasfuneralhome. com. For further information, Williams-Thomas Downtown (352) 376-7556. PAID OBITUARY Diana Wilkerson LAWTEYDiana Wilkerson, 74, of Lawtey died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at Haven Hospice in Orange Park from an extended illness. She was born Aug. 21, 1939 in Spokane, Washington to Donald Q. Hill and Marie Hill. She retired in 2004 from Northeast Florida State Hospital, Medical Records. She is predeceased by parents, Donald and Marie Hill and grandson, Manuel Wayne Techaira. She is survived by: husband, Leon Wilkerson of Lawtey; son, Douglas Dahlberg of Lawtey; and daughters, Colleen Wilkerson of Starke, Laural Van Nest of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Susan Wilkerson of Jacksonville; sisters, Serina Dettwiler of Spokane, Washington, Pam Rector of Seattle, Washington, Sherry Moe of Spokane; and brother, Larry Hill of Australia; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Aug. 16 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Lake Butler Ward. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake Butler. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B Funeral with Burial20 Ga. 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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It was a late opportunity, but one that 2014 Keystone Heights High School graduate Tristan Starling is very appreciative of. Starling has received a scholarship to Warner University, a Christian college in Lake Wales, where he will get the chance to continue playing baseball. Ive always dreamed of playing at the next level in college, Starling said. Keystone head coach Alan Mattox said he couldnt be more proud of a player getting an opportunity to continue playing. He said Starling is a hard worker who meets challenges head on and a person who is up front about his Christian testimony. Obviously, Warners getting a really good baseball playeran outstanding baseball player but also getting an even better person, Mattox said. Starling said he had the opportunity to participate in a team workout. He felt good afterward as he and Warner coach Jeff Sikes talked one on one. Now, Starling is looking to make his mark at the school as a pitcher, though he said he could also see some time in the outfield. Im going to work on giving it all Ive got and seeing where it goes from there, Starling said. Mattox said Starling, whose 2.02 ERA was second-lowest on the team this past season, has a good fastball with movement and is basically a three-pitch pitcher, with a split changeup as his go-to pitch. The split is a really good pitch for him, Mattox said. Mattox said Starling will really make a jump in performance as his breaking ball improves. As for possibly playing in the outfield, Mattox said Starling is a defender who gets a good jump on the ball and, of course, has a strong arm. Mattox added that Starling really came on as a batter during his senior year at KHHS. His regular-season batting average of .319 was fourth on the team. He could very well be a twoway player for them, Mattox said. Starling said he expects itll be quite a different game than what hes used to as he transitions from high school to college. I might have some nerves, Starling said. Hopefully, theyll go away. Mattox has no doubt it will be a successful transition for Starling. He said Starling comes from a good family and has a good foundation upon which to build. Theres no doubt hell meet that challenge and do well down there, Mattox said. At Warner University, Starling will be part of a National Association of Inercollegiate Athletics program that has qualified for the regionals eight times in the last 14 years, playing for a regional championship five times during that span. Head coach Sikes is entering his 32 nd year at the school and has 939 career wins. Its an opportunity Starling is grateful for. I want to thank Jesus Christ for everything he has done in my life, and I also want to thank my parents (Robert and Tracie Starling) and my family for everything they have done, Starling said. I have three years to prove myself. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Samantha Cook, a 2013 Bradford High School graduate, turned a standout year at Defiance College in Ohio to a chance to move up from the Division III level to Division I and now compete at Georgia Southern University. Cook received a scholarship offer from Georgia Southern after a freshman year at Defiance that included winning the shot put at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Championships and placing second in the shot put and discus at the HCAC Outdoor Championships. I feel like its well-deserved, Cook said. I worked real hard for this. Cooks shot put total at the HCAC Indoor Championships set a new conference record at 12.39 meters. She eventually earned second-team allconference honors. I didnt think it would happen my freshman year, Cook said of setting a record. I thought itd take me until my senior year. Then, when it actually happened, my coach was telling me, Oh, by the way, you have a record. I had to check on the Internet to make sure that was right. Cook said she heard someone say that one in 100 studentathletes get the chance to move up from a Division III school to a Division I school. However, she said she began hearing from Georgia Southern after her performance at her conferences indoor championships. They were like, Hey, we want you here. We need a shot putter. They said they would offer me something, Cook said. I went there during spring break. Thats when I finally realized, Well, this is where I need to be instead of Ohio. Following an Aug. 14 signing ceremony at the Union County Sheriffs Office, however, Cook said she was thankful to receive a scholarship to Defiance coming out of high school. She wouldnt have been ready to attend a bigger school right away, she said, adding that it helped her to start out taking little steps. Going to Ohio kind of opened my eyes about college and got me ready to go on to something bigger, Cook said. Cook, though, looks forward to the weather in Georgia. The weather is so much better, she said. That winter (in Ohio) was awful. Cook had several highlights at Defiance, including placing second in the shot put and discus at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships and being part of the first-ever Defiance team to win the womens HCAC Indoor Championships. Defiance was seeded third at the indoor championships, but won the title by more than 100 points. When we first found out we won, we went kind of crazy, Cook said. It was a good moment. I actually forgot that seniors go to get the award, not freshmen, so I actually walked up there and ruined the moment, but I was really excited about it, so I couldnt help myself. One of her favorite moments also included the chance to compete in the hammer throw, an event thats not part of high school competition. That was my favorite moment, trying things I didnt get to do in high school, Cook said. It was awesome. Cook said she likes the education program Georgia Southern offers. She plans to go into teaching at the elementaryschool level. Plus, the school also has a club weightlifting program, which is a definite appeal. Cook made quite a mark as a weightlifter in high school, winning two straight state championships. I feel like if (weightlifting) wasnt there, Id definitely miss it just because its part of my life, Cook said. Its always been part of my life. Cook, who also attended Union County schools, earned thirdand seventh-place finishes at state in weightlifting as a Union County High School student. UCHS weightlifting coach Bryan Griffis attended the Aug. 14 signing and spoke highly of Cook, mentioning not just her growth as a weightlifter and a person, but the fact that she is up front about her Christian faith. Ive seen her grow up from a little girl. Now, shes become a lady, Griffis said, adding, Im proud of the person shes become and the way Gods in her life. Making the jump from competing in track and field at the Division III level to Division I is a little intimidating, but Cook believes it will be a successful move. She is looking forward to making her mark against that level of competition. I feel its going to be more challenging, Cook said, but eventually itll be a lot better. 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Whether youre looking for a great buy or a great place to sell, call our classified department today.904-964-6305Ask for Mary Samantha Cook, a 2013 Bradford High School graduate, signs the paperwork in accepting a scholarship to Georgia Southern University. KHHS grad Starling to play ball at Warner Tristan Starling (right), a 2014 KHHS graduate, is pictured with Warner University head baseball coach Jeff Sikes.
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on offense and will be the quarterback of the secondary at strong safety. Hes kind of going to be our guy who helps us get lined up back there and makes sure guys understand the coverage and what the coverage is, Green said. Drian Jenkins and Xavian Jenkins are a couple of other players to keep an eye on the secondary, Green said, adding that hes also excited about newcomer Larry Highsmith, a sophomore who hasnt played football in four years. At linebacker, you have Jeffers, whom Green called the heart and soul of the defense. Were definitely going to look for him to be a senior leader for us, Green said. Hes got the most playing-time experience as far as our defense goes. Hes a versatile guy. He plays well in coverage because of his length. Were also going to bring him coming off the outside to rush the quarterback. Hes going to have to play multiple spots for our defense. Green said McNeal has been doing a good job at linebacker, as has Carter and Orton, who just moved to the position Aug. 8. Luke will probably also see playing time at linebacker. Again, as with quite a few positions, linebackers are learning a different style of play. Were going to be doing a lot more moving around with our linebackers and bringing guys on blitzes inside and guys coming off the edges, Green said. Were moving those guys around to put them in the best possible position to help our defense and try to create some confusion for the (opponents) offensive lines. On special teams, freshmen Hicks, Zion Barber, Trace Barber and Dakota Mathews have been battling for placekicking duties, while Luke and Zion Barber have been working at punter. Green said he expects District 4-4A to be a battle. The Villages won six games last year and will be improved, Green said. He also expects Umatilla and Interlachen to improve from their four-win and one-win seasons, respectively. Then, theres Keystone Heights, which defeated Bradford by one point last season to claim the district crown. I know were always going to have a battle with Keystone Heights, Green said. Thats a big rivalry. Coach (Chuck) Dickinson does a great job there. The non-district schedule is certainly not easy, with games against Class 5A teams Baker County, Eastside, Palatka, Suwannee and Wakulla, as well as fellow Class 4A team Fort White, which has been to the playoffs the past four years. It wont be an easy path leading up to the Tornadoes first district game, but Green said those early games against Buchholz, Suwannee, Baker County and Fort White will be when coaches get the chance to evaluate their players and see where everyone fits in best in order to compete in the district and try to earn a playoff berth. There are going to be kids moving around those first couple of weeks when evaluations are done, Green said. Hopefully, by the time we start district play, we have our guys in the positions we want them to finish out the season in. That way, they can kind of hone in and learn their position from that point on. The Tornadoes travel to Gainesville to play Buchholz at Citizens Field in a kickoff classic on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. Bradford opens the regular season at home on Friday, Aug. 29, against Suwannee at 7:30 p.m. (secondary) and Dalton Hodge (linebacker), and juniors Beverly (secondary), Chris McLean (defensive line) and Logan Wilson (defensive line). Keystone does have experience on special teams with Noble handling the punting duties and senior J.J. Schofield handling kicking duties. Schofield was almost perfect on extra-point attempts last year and looks to step into the role of kickoff duties as well, which were handled by Michael Carroll, who has since graduated. Were hoping he can get it into the end zone for us and make the (opponent) start at the 20, Dickinson said. Only one team besides Keystone had five wins or more in District 4-4A, but Dickinson expects a tough battle. Dickinson said he expects Umatilla to be vastly improved from its fourwin season as it played so many young players last year. He admitted he doesnt know what to expect out of Interlachen, a one-win team, but he does expect the Villages, which won six games last year, to provide a tough test. Theyre well-coached, Dickinson said. They dont usually beat themselves. Theyre not going to turn the ball over generally. Bradford won just three games last year, but lost to Keystone by only one point in a game that decided the district championship. Theres a little uncertainty about Bradford, which has a new coach in Corey Green, but Dickinson said, For us, its a rival game. Thats always a game, I guess, where if you go over the last six years, probably three or four of the games have been decided by a point or two. With some inexperience and a lack of depth at quite a few positions, a return to the postseason could depend on how many players the Indians can keep on the field. I think the key againlike every yearat our level is not having injuries, Dickinson said. Keystone hosts Ridgeview in a preseason classic on Friday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. The Indians travel to Callahan to play West Nassau on Friday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m. to open the season in earnest. Their first home game follows on Friday, Sept. 5, against Wildwood at 7:30 p.m. 10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 $299 lb $249 lb PRICES AVAILABLE AUG 20 AUG 26 2 $5$899$1494 $5 Amazing quality. Fantastic prices. Satisfaction Guaranteed $299lb $699 $49 9 lb $69 010 LB BAG $999 $199 lb Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904) 368-9188 lb 2.25 LB 2 LB BHS Continued from 3B KHHS Continued from 5B ABOVE: Running back Anton Noble runs through a set of tires. LEFT: Offensive lineman Garrett Davis works on his technique coming off of the line of scrimmage. Cody Tillman (left) and Chance Oody participate in Jameaze McNeal is focused during a recent practice. McNeal a factor at linebacker and may contribute to the offensive well. 2013 season recaps of the Bradford and Keystone varsity teams will be published next week, pending available space