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Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 102 nd Year 23 rd Issue 75 CENTS 9th annual Starke Bikefest returns Oct. 10-12, 2B Taking Great Strides toward 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 etc UCHS JV football game canceled, Oct. 2 The school, Duval Charter, that the Union County High School JV football team was scheduled to play Oct. 2 has canceled due to lack of players participation. However, all JV players will be dressing out on Friday, Oct. 3, for the Dixie County game. The JV team is scheduled to play Williston at home on Oct. 9. This is an addition to the original schedule. Support breast cancer fundraiser at UCHS football game, Oct. 3 Cathy Sams has a team that is participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Gainesville on Oct. 25. It consists mainly of school personnel who have fought this disease and their supporters and family members of people who have had the disease. They will be selling footballs made out of card stock that you can write a name on as a fundraiser at the Oct. 4 football game. The UCHS Volleyball team already donated proceeds from their Dig Pink game on Sept. 30 to Sams team. They also are members of that team and are joining them in the walk. You can learn more and donate online at tinyurl.com/ makingstridesofgainesville Project Grad holding auction, Oct. 4 The students and parents of the Union County High School Class of 2015 cordially invite you to the live and silent auction benefiting Project Grad. It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Little Rainbow Learning Center. Chili will be served at 6 p.m., with a live auction beginning at 7 p.m. Admission and dinner is free. Just come ready to bid! Items include University of Florida football tickets, gift certificates, UCHS Tiger items, Bear youth bow and much more. Voter registration books close on Oct. 6 The Union County Supervisor of Elections office said that the voter registration books close on Oct. 6 for the General Election to be held on Nov. 4. Direct any questions to Supervisor of Elections Debbie Osborne at 386-4962236 or debbie.osborne@ unionflvotes.com The office is located at 175 West Main Street in Lake Butler. Cattlemens Association, Oct. 7 The North Florida Cattlemens Association District Meeting & Educational Seminar will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Circle R Ranch in Lake City. It is located at 8355 South U.S. Highway 441. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Registration deadline is Oct. 6. Call 386-752-5384 or email email@example.com Veteran Service Office closed, Oct. 8 The Veteran Service Office will be closed on Oct. 8 due to training. It will reopen on Oct. 15. Hours are Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Tigers trounced by Trojans, 31-21 They suffer first loss in battle of top 1A teams The Union County High School football team lost to opponents. The Tigers (4-1) shot themselves in the foot thanks to missteps by special teams and the offense, resulting in eight turnovers. However, the defense gave a stellar performance and Tyler McDavid (right) made each of his three extra-point attempts. On Friday, the Tigers host the Dixie County Bears (4-0), who mauled the Tigers twice last year. Read the full report in Regional News, 3C. BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Charges are pending after a log truck driver rear-ended a Bradford County school bus that was dropping kids off on Sept. 29. Fifteen students were on the bus at the time of the crash, and nearly half of them were transported by ambulance from the scene. Of those seven, two were seriously injured and underwent surgery, according to Superintendent of Schools Chad Farnsworth who was the hospital until about 10:30 p.m. Monday night. Farnsworth said those students were in stable condition. Others were kept overnight for observation. All things considered, were just blessed, the superintendent said. Three students went to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, three went to Shands Starke and another One student was trapped in the bus after it was rear-ended. Workers freed the student and carried her to safety. Anger, gratitude follow horrible bus crash UC approves FY 2014-15 budget Gives LB stiff counteroffer on Interlocal Agreement, threatens to dissolve it BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor At a special meeting on Monday, Sept. 22, the Union County Board of County Commissioners approved its 2014-15 budget for the new fiscal year starting on Oct. 1. Then on Sept. 29, the commissioners developed a list of counteroffer demands they had County Attorney Russ Wade present in a letter to the City of Lake Butler regarding their joint but contentious Interlocal Agreement. The total general fund budget of Union County is about $5.6 million, including a cash balance reserve of $236,200. CFO Justin Stankiewicz said that in a long time, weve seen an increase in revenue received from the state an increase of $121,800, which is not only rare, but extremely helpful in getting this (budget) balanced. Overall, state revenues have pretty much increased. Budgeted operating expenditures are also down 4.906 percent less than last year Special revenue funds amount to nearly $8.3 million, bringing the countys total budget to $13,843,302. The countys tax levy is $2,259,701. For the first time as well, Stankiewicz and Clerk of Courts Kellie H. Connell worked with the bank to enable the county to start earning interest on its money instead of paying fees as it has every year. They project $1,500 earned in interest this coming fiscal year. The county finally paid off a $1.2 million loan taken out Sept. 21, 2004, and refinanced three years later. According to Stankiewicz, The loan breakdown was $473,000 to refinance existing debt, $104,000 to purchase an ambulance and $623,000 for operating needs and courthouse renovations. That will save the county $147,780 in principal and interest this next fiscal year, Stankiewicz said. Stankiewicz reminded commissioners that the countys reserves need to continue to be built up. During the countys annual audit presentation in June from James Moore & Co., CPAs and Consultants, Senior Manager Trey Long said that the countys assigned and unassigned fund balance was about $1 million, giving the county about See CRASH, 3A See COUNTY, 2A DOC Secretary Crews shares concerns at UCIFSP Partnership Meeting BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor In spite of the negative press that the Florida Department of Corrections has been receiving lately, Secretary Michael Crews asked everyone to focus on the literally 99.9 percent of correctional officers who daily put their life on the line for all of us. Crews spoke at the annual joint Community Partnership Meeting at Union Correctional Institution and Florida State Prison held this year at UCI (next year it will be at FSP) last week on Sept. 25. It was led by UCI Warden Diane Andrews and FSP Warden John Palmer, who also spoke during the UCI tour after the meeting. The week before, Crews fired 32 correctional officers for inmate deaths. That included 14 at UCI. Thats out of 21,000 DOC employees who manage 100,942 inmates in 49 prisons throughout the state. The secretary was on hand to echo that, speaking frankly to the crowd of local leaders from government and business about the departments failings and its accomplishments, along with the needs of it officers and employees that continue to go unmet. Five years ago we were a very closed Correctional officers face daily threats, overtime, no raises DOC Secretary Michael Crews makes an impassioned appeal while UCI Warden Diane Andrews (far left) listens. See CREWS, 4A
2A Union County Times Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 McDonaldsEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESSeeking Management and Crew to join our Team. Earn $8$15 based on qualifications. Apply at www.McState.com/Alachua or in person at Alachua McDonalds SHOW FEED by SunGlo/ShowMasters Safe Choice HORSE FEED DOG FOOD by River Run & Loyal230 SE 7TH AVE LAKE BUTLER (on the backside of Rainbow Daycare at the loading dock) NEW HOURS Angie is a Residential & New Construction Specialist in the area ... give her a call today to discuss your Home Buying or Selling Needs! P rofessionalsEach Of fice Independently Owned & Operated 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 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.) Islam Unveiled series, Wednesdays in October Lake Butler Church of Christ is hosting a series called Islam Unveiled, on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. throughout the month of October. On Oct. 8 the lesson is titled History of the Middle East Crisis. Oct. 15 is The Five Pillars of Islam. Oct. 22 is Preaching Christ in an Islamic World. And Oct. 29 is Islam in America. The speaker is Trent Wheeler, the churchs new minister who has been involved in mission work for over 25 years and has seen firsthand the rapid advance of Islam around the world. For additional information, call 386-496-3158. The church is located at 475 Northwest Second Street. Blood drive and open house at LB VFD, Oct. 11 The Lake Butler Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a blood drive and open house on Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All donors will receive a T-shirt. Remember, one donation can save up to three lives. Please give blood! LMS Planning Committee, Oct. 14 The Union County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Planning Committee/Work Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Union County Emergency Management Office. The county encourages any interested citizens and business owners to attend and provide input. The committee guides the preparation of the Union County LMS, which serves as a plan to reduce the communitys long-term risk for protecting people and property from the affects of natural disasters and to build a safer and stronger community. Contact the Union County Emergency Management at 386-496-4300 for more information. Raiford Day Fall Festival, Oct. 18 The Raiford Day Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. at the Raiford Community Center. This is a free event. Dinners will be served at 5 p.m., free of charge, to include smoked chicken, rice perlo, beans, slaw, dessert, sweet tea and canned sodas. Other refreshments will also be served throughout the day. There will be several activities and events for children as well as drawings for adults. There will be music and fellowship and appearances by Lake Butler EMS and firefighters. Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5-11 Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on Oct. 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on Oct. 9, 1871. Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which Oct. 9 falls. This year it is Oct. 5-11. The campaign this year is, Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month. etc a month of reserves. The general fund has about 41 days of reserve. He noted that revenues were up about $1.3 million but expenses were only up $800,000, providing a little over a halfmillion dollar increase in the fund balance. Stankiewicz said the reserve fund had been pretty depleted and that the $75,000 transfer needed to continue, adding that they should have three to five months worth of reserve. Even with that additional transfer for this next fiscal year, that only allows the county to cover a month to a month-and-a-half of operating expenses. He said Smith could attest to having $800,000 to $1 million in reserves four years ago, which enabled them to weather tough times theyve encountered since 2008. So weve got to start building that back up, Stankiewicz said. At its Sept. 29 meeting, the county commissioners reviewed what the City of Lake Butler had offered as concessions toward the Interlocal Agreement between the city and county The county continued that mantra and offered a stiff counteroffer and demands, even threatening to dissolve the Interlocal Agreement if both sides could not come to terms or more specifically if the city would not meet the countys demands. In his letter, Wade listed those demands: 1. The contribution for municipal police services by the Union County Sheriffs Office would increase to $116,000 per year. The county says that their figure is just to cover the health insurance cost for deputies. The city had already budgeted $50,000 and offered nothing additional after some discussion. Now the county is requesting over double that. 2. The city would contribute $45,000 per year toward funding of EMS. The county says that this just covers the annual Medicaid loss for residents within the Lake Butler city limits. The county initially wanted $30,000 back from its contribution toward the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) funds, like the city had offered the year before. But this year city, or more specifically Lake Butler City Manager Mecusker, agreed to just 50 percent of its CRA funds toward EMS, totaling $20,520. He recommended a percentage, rather than a hard dollar figure, so that the amount would fluctuate based on taxes a benefit to the county if taxes do increase. Based on what County Commission Chair Jimmy Tallman has heard the city is spending redevelopment funds on, he said, City council members have to decide between ambulances and flowers. Last year, the city contributed $9,578 and the county contributed $41,040 toward the CRA funds the city manages. According to Union County Tax Collector Lisa B. Johnson, to date the county has given the city $490,208 in CRA funds and the citys contribution through property taxes has amounted to $114,307, for a total of $604,515. 3. The development district would be dissolved so that the county would resume receiving full tax revenues for parcels in the district. In regard to CRA, Tallman reiterated what he said at the two commissions joint workshop. Its played out. He added that it is not bringing business to the city like it was designed to do but is instead being used to build things like splash parks. Commissioner Wayne Smith agreed, blasting the city for how it has spent the redevelopment funds and for what it has not done with them. 4. The city dumpster fee would be $145 per pull. The city just wants to pay $100 per pull like it did last year. Newly sworn in Lake Butler City Commissioner Scott Cason even said they would go elsewhere if the county insisted on the increased rate. There are other options, he declared. 5. Special assessments for solid waste would no longer be levied by the county and the city would pay tipping fees directly to the New River Solid Waste Association for refuse collected with the Lake Butler city limits. Smith and Tallman are pushing for this, saying they are losing money and so would rather get out of the commercial garbage business, respectively. 6. The city would no longer provide maintenance on city ditches. Specifically, Smith cited a ditch at the railroad tracks at C.R. 238 South. He wants the city to take it back the ditch that Im always fixing. The biggest bombshell was Tallman threatening to dissolve the annual Interlocal Agreement all together, and fellow commissioners agreed, though the chairman admitted that doing so was an extreme measure. The county would then just charge Lake Butler residents directly for services. But Tallman repeatedly made it clear that if the agreement is dissolved, the county is not going to deny services. And the joint agreement regarding the Recreation Board would not be affected. Smith expressed frustration with the city not paying its fair share and said the city has had since May to work on an equitable agreement. Dissolving the Interlocal Agreement would definitely help our budget, he said. Commissioner Morris Dobbs agreed, saying the city is not working with us. Why arent they here today? Smith asked about the absence of everyone from the city at this latest meeting. Cossey confirmed that they were notified, but concluded, They dont want to work with us. Tallman also blasted city commissioners for not speaking up at the previously scheduled joint workshop where they did attend. Mecuskers been the most vocal, but Tallman doesnt want to talk to the city manager because hes not a voting member. He said Lake Butlers city commissioners need to step up. Theyre sitting on their hands. Both entities have agreed to extend the current contract till Oct. 20 to give them time to hammer out an amenable plan, if possible. COUNTY Continued from 1A Dobbs to be honored in Raiford On Saturday, October 11, family and friends of Morris Dobbs will celebrate his four decades of service to Union County 20 years on the school board and 20 as a county commissioner. Dobbs is retiring this year at the end of his term. Fellowship Baptist Church in Raiford is hosting a meal in his honor at 6 p.m., with entertainment to follow. The church is located southwest of the town, just off of State Road 121. BY BASIL BACTAWAR UC Extension Director/Agent There are approximately 70-80 ponds in Union County, and most are being used for recreation and raising fish. Two of the major problems owners face are weed infestation and fishes dying out, especially during spring and summer. Last week, the Extension office held its annual Pond Workshop, which attracted 17 pond owners in the county. The session began with a presentation by County Extension Agent Basil Bactawar on pond management to prevent fish kill. This was followed by the presentation by Professor Charles Cichra from the University of Florida who spoke on weed control with a focus on hydrilla and water meal two aquatic weeds that are becoming a concern to pond owners. In a post-workshop survey, almost all the participants reported a gain in knowledge. Some of the new practices they plan to implement are: using grass carp as a biological weed control, aeration of the ponds and paying attention to not overfeed their fish. The next pond workshop will be held at the same time next year. Until, find more information online at union.ifas.ufl.edu/FishPonds.shtml Pond Workshop well attended
went to Jacksonvilles Wolfson Childrens Hospital, according to the Florida Highway Patrol report. The driver of bus 54, Jennifer Swanson, is being credited with not just trying to take evasive action to avoid the accident, but also with saving lives, in particular the life of one boy who was descending the stairs to exit the bus when she notice the truck approaching from behind. The bus driver did a great job, said Farnsworth, after seeing video from the bus. Right as she made the stop, a kid was going to go down the stairs, she grabs him, pulls him back and pushes him back into the aisle, and tells them all to sit down. She released the brake and tried to get the bus moving out of the path of the truck. Then came the moment of impact. She was tossed into the air toward the windshield. The seatbelt saved her life, Farnsworth said. Its just amazing to me that there were no fatalities, he said, although one student suffered serious leg and another serious head injuries. It speaks for one of our greatest assets here, our first responders. Witnesses said the truck never slowed or attempted to stop and was being driven erratically. Both the driver and his naked passenger, Shannon and Sherry Ford of Interlachen, were transported to UF Health in Gainesville with serious injuries. The bus driver was also taken to the emergency room, bringing the patient total to 10. The fact that the driver and his wife may have been having sex at the time of the crash is drawing as much attention as the crash itself and fueling anger at their carelessness. The driver needs to be charged with something severe, Nathan Boulris commented on Facebook. To have a naked chick in his truck while driving that semi and then to hit a bus with my youngest on there cause he was too busy playing instead of driving. Think of what would (have happened) if that log truck was loaded down with logs. How many would he have killed? The truck was owned by Mos Trucking of Palatka and had been pulled over by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper a couple of hours earlier based on a reckless driving complaint from deputies in Nassau County. According to FHP, following an inspection, there was no reason to pull the truck off of the road. A traffic homicide investigator has been assigned and charges were pending the outcome of that investigation Tuesday afternoon. Shannon Ford, 35, has a long arrest record, according to the Putnam County Jail website, including larceny, domestic battery, false imprisonment, burglary and grant theft. He was most recently arrested in March of this year for shoplifting. The wreck took place on U.S. 301 and Northwest 183 rd Street north of Starke around 2:30 p.m. The bus was headed southbound toward the city. It came to a rest far from the highway on a rainsoaked patch of land beyond the drainage ditch following the collision, with damage to the front and rear. The log truck ended up in the ditch with its trailer facing north after spinning 180 degrees. The crash tied up traffic. From the moment it occurred, witnesses sprung to action, helping remove students from the bus. Stephanie Richardson told her story on the school districts Facebook page. My son and I were on our way home from Jacksonville when this happened in front of us, she wrote. My son, Matthew Richardson, jumped out of our vehicle and ran to the bus. He was assisting to help the children to get off of the bus, as I gathered the children and took them to a safe spot and assessed their injuries, calmed them down, and made them know they were safe, and their parents would be notified. Then it started to rain, so FHP said we could take them to covered shelter very close by. There were many people doing what they could to help. One woman came from her RV and brought a giant stack of towels to dry and warm the children. I would like to thank all of the men and women who came to do something to assist. I would also like to say to the parents, the teachers and particularly the children that, although we are all very thankful today, you can also be very proud of these children who demonstrated bravery and genuine concern for each other, as well as listening and following directions in such a chaotic and traumatic situation. I thank God that everyone will be okay and will get home to their families. Farnsworth said it was the most intense thing hes ever seen. As he drove from the high school to the scene of the accident, a lot went through his head, including a bus crash drill staged by the school district and emergency responders a few years ago and a 2006 semi versus bus and car accident in Union County that killed seven children. Emergency responders included firefighters from Starke, Lawtey and Heilbron Springs, Bradford County emergency management, EMS and the sheriffs office, and Florida Highway Patrol. EMS units also responded from Union and Clay counties. Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Wildlife Commission were also on scene. The school made counselors available to students on Monday. You could tell there was a buzz in the air, but for the most part things rolled into a normal day, Farnsworth said. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Union County Times 3A Emergency responders carry a student to a waiting ambulance. The full crash scene: The bus ended up across the ditch, and the truck landed in it, coming to rest after its trailer swung around 180 degrees. Truck driver: Shannon Ford CRASH Continued from 1A
DOC 4A Union County Times Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Coming in October rfnf rtbr tf Get the coop brt Reach Florida with a single phone call! Hello MISSING DOGMissing since 9/23/14 from Saddle Brooke Estates in Worthington Springs. His name is Tank. He is small, half Shih Tzu/ half Yorkie and is white & brown. Please call 386-984-5312 or 386-984-8380 if you know where he is. We miss him dearly.Tank God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4). However, the devil seeks to get people to believe a lie. Jesus describes the devil as a liar and the father of it (John 8:44). How can we make sure we do not end up believing a lie but know the truth? First, we must examine everything people say by the Scriptures (Acts 17:11). Second, we should not accept those who teach something contrary to what God has already revealed (Galatians 1:6-9) even if they claim their message is from God. Third, we must love the truth and find pleasure in doing the truth (2 Thessalonians 2:1012). We hope you are willing to examine all things by the Bible and follow simply what God says (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22). If you would be interested in studying more about the Bible, we would enjoy the opportunity to do so with you. Bible Study at 9:00 AM on Sun and 7:30 PM on Wed Worship at 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Sun. UCT Legals 10/2/14 STATE OF FLORIDA, FLORIDA DE PARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCE MENT, Petitioner, vs. DONNA A. GRIFFIN, Case #36271 Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DONNA A. GRIFFIN, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Admin istrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in ac cordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hear ing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Dean Register, Director, Crim inal Justice Professionalism, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. 0. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before November 16, 2014. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursu ant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: September 16, 2014 Dean Register, Professionalism Director FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT By: -sJill Simpson, Division Representative 9/18 4tchg 10/9-UCT FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, Petitioner, vs. JAMES G. SPEARS, Case #35855 Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JAMES G. SPEARS, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Admin istrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in ac cordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hear ing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Dean Register, Director, Crim inal Justice Professionalism, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. 0. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before November 16, 2014. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursu ant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: September 16, 2014 Dean Register, Professionalism Director FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT By: -sJill Simpson, Division Representative 9/18 4tchg 10/9-UCT NOTICE Invitation for Bids (IFB) Bid # 14-04 New River Regional Landfill Contract for Cast-In-Place Con crete The New River Solid Waste Associa tion (NRSWA) is extending an invita tion for bids (IFB) for a service con tract for cast-in-place concrete work at the New River Regional Landfill (NRRL). The term of the contract will be November 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. At the end of initial contract term, NRSWA has the option to extend the service contract for two 1-year extensions. The suc cessful Bidder will be responsible for furnishing all labor, equipment, tools, transportation, services, and inciden tals and for performing all work nec essary to provide NRSWA with sat isfactory concrete slabs or walls as directed during the annual contract term. NRSWA will perform all neces sary survey, earthwork, and material testing and will purchase all required materials based on quantities provid ed by the Contractor. All work shall be completed in accordance with specifi cations and drawings specific to each work order. NRRL is approximately 2.5 miles north of Raiford, Florida, on the east side of State Road 121 in Union County. Bid packages and other in formation are available for pickup at the Administrative Office at NRSWA, 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, Flor ida, 32083. All bids must be submitted on the Bid Form provided. Completed bids must be mailed to NRSWA, PO Box 647, Raiford, Florida, 32083 or delivered to the NRSWA Administra tive Office at 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, Florida, 32083. After the IFB opening, the bids will be examined for completeness and preserved in the custody of the NRSWA Executive Director. The NRSWA Purchasing Policy will be used. All bids received after the specified time and date will not be considered. Contact the NRSWA office at 386-431-1000 for questions concerning the bid pack age. The DEADLINE for submittal is Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 3:00 p.m. (local time). 9/25 2tchg 10/2-UCT NOTICE Invitation for Bids (IFB) Bid # 14-05 New River Regional Landfill Precast Box Culverts The New River Solid Waste Associa tion (NRSWA) is extending an invita tion for bids (IFB) for furnishing and delivering precast box culverts. The culverts are approximately 40 linear feet of double-barrel 12-foot-span by 6-foot-rise precast box culverts. This IFB also includes add alternates for furnishing and delivering precast concrete wingwalls, endwalls, and footings or for installing cast-in-place concrete wingwalls, endwalls, and footings. The successful Bidder will be responsible for furnishing and de livering precast materials including preparing shop drawings, transport ing the precast materials, and pro viding a spreader bar or lifting tool Regional Landfill (NRRL). All materi als shall be furnished and delivered in accordance with the specifications, drawings, and contract requirements included as part of the contract doc uments. NRRL is approximately 2.5 miles north of Raiford, Florida, on the east side of State Road 121 in Union County. Bid packages and other in formation are available for pickup at the Administrative Office at NRSWA, 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, Flor ida, 32083. All bids must be submitted on the Bid Form provided. Completed bids must be mailed to NRSWA, PO Box 647, Raiford, Florida, 32083 or delivered to the NRSWA Administra tive Office at 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, Florida, 32083. After the IFB opening, the bids will be examined for completeness and preserved in the custody of the NRSWA Executive Director. The NRSWA Purchasing Policy will be used. All bids received after the specified time and date will not be considered. Contact the NRSWA office at 386-431-1000 for questions concerning the bid pack age. The DEADLINE for submittal is Monday, October 6, 2014, 3:00 p.m. (local time). 9/25 2tchg 10/2-UCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 63-2013-CA-000032 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF, VS. CHRISTY BAGGETT, ET AL, DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursu ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo sure dated 9-12, 2014, and entered in Case No. 63-2013-CA-000032 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Union County, Flor ida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Christy Baggett and Keith A. Baggett AKA Keith Baggett, are de fendants, the Union County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the high est and best bidder for cash in/on, Union County, Florida at on the 13th day of November, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: PARCEL 2: A PARCEL OF LAND BEING AND SITUATE. IN SEC TION 24, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COM MENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 24, AND RUN NORTH 86 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 00 SEC ONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 24, A DISTANCE OF 9.59 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER S-239; THENCE RUN SOUTH 04 DE GREES 50 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID WEST RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER S-239, A DISTANCE OF 475.12 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DE GREES 47 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 213.43 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN NING OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND; THENCE CONTINUE RUNNING NORTH 88 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 236.53 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 211.78 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 83 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 19 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 198.69 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 13 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 38 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 199.03 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO THE PRESCRIPTIVE RIGHT-OFWAY OF A COUNTY MAINTAINED LIMEROCK ROAD (SOUTHWEST 54TH WAY) OVER, ACROSS AND ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUND ARY THEREOF. ALSO SUBJECT TO THE PRESCRIPTIVE RIGHT-OF WAY OF A COUNTY MAINTAINED LIMEROCK ROAD (SOUTHWEST 93RD LANE) OVER AND ACROSS A PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCAT ED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS A 2008 HOMES OF MERIT CYPRESS MO BILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICA TION NUMBERS FLHMLC030820A AND FLHMLC030820B AND TI TLE NUMBERS 0099123527 AND 0099123509. A/K/A 9387 SW 54TH WAY LAKE BUTLER FL 32054-5903 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Union County, Florida this 17 day of September. 2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court Union County, Florida By: Crystal Norman Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa,FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813)221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw. com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis tance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinatory, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., GainesviIIe, FL 32601 at (352)3376237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800955-8771; if you are voice impaired, please call 1-800-955-8770. 9/25 2tchg 10/2-UCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000102 DIVISION: MG Nationstar Mortgage LLC plaintiff, -vs.Robert J. Boyle a/k/a Robert Boyle and Gayle L. Boyle a/k/a Gayle Boyle; et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLO SURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Gayle Boyle a/k/a GAYLE L. BOYLE: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 1134 NW 2nd Place, Cape Coral, FL 33993 and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GAYLE BOYLE: LAST KNOWN AD DRESS, 1134 NW 2nd Place, Cape Coral, FL 33993 Residence unknown, if living, includ ing any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defen dants are dead, their respective un known heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claim ing by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the afore mentioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the afore mentioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or oth erwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and sit uated in Union County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: A PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING A TOTAL AREA OF 7.26 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, UNION COUNTY, FLORI DA MORE PARTICULARLY DE SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTH WEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH WEST 1/4 OF NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE RUN TANCE OF 22.30 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER 791; THENCE RUN SAID WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER 791, A DISTANCE OF 281.60 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED PAR CEL OF LAND; THENCE CONTINUE CONTINUING ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER 791, A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET TO THE INTER SECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER 18, SAID POINT BEING THE ARC OF A CURVE; THENCE RUN WESTERLY, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER 18, A DISTANCE OF 450.48 FEET AS MEASURED ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE CONCAVE SOUTHERLY AND HAV ING A RADIUS OF 3869.82 FEET, SAID ARC BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD HAVING A BEARING OF TANCE OF 450.23 FEET; THENCE TANCE OF 287.50 FEET; THENCE TANCE OF 149.53 FEET; THENCE TANCE OF 308.25 FEET; THENCE DISTANCE OF 608.25 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. more commonly known as 6411 West Cr 18, Lake Butler, FL 32054. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd.. Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 29th day of September, 2014. Kellie Hendricks Connell Circuit and County Courts By: Crystal Norman Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 491-4490 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or im mediately upon receiving this notifi cation of the time before the sched uled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 10/2 2tchg 10/9-UCT Legals agency. Didnt want people to know what we do, Crews said. But we realized that people cant help you if they dont know what youre doing. That was the impetus for the community partnership meetings the department now hosts. DOC operates with a $2.2 billion budget, yet it has been unable to provide a raise to employees for eight years and the department has 1,700 unfilled correctional officer positions (60 at UCI, 48 at FSP). That puts an additional burden on current officers who routinely work at least 12-hour days and sometimes one or both of their days off, contributing to fatigue and risking their safety even more. This is all for a job that pays, on average, $32,000 plus benefits, such as vacation time, that officers are too scheduled to actually enjoy. (See sidebar on DOC statistics .) Crews said they are in the process of a budget request, and urged those in attendance to ask state legislators to support the department with what it needs. Weve been crapped on too long Crews said, but added, Were through sugar-coating. If it stinks, well tell you it stinks. DOCs correctional officers face daily threats in prisons that house some inmates who are serving life sentences and/or have violent pasts. On another occasion, Andrews said that most of the attacks come from those in UCIs mental health unit, and post the institutions biggest challenge. She added that the mental health patients should probably be in a hospital, but they are too violent. The officers overseeing all the inmates are armed only with a radio, panic button and chemical agent, which offer little protection to inmates who decide to attack them. Having officers carry a weapon would too easily provide the opportunity to have it used against them. Between UCI and FSP, officers face 160 violent incidents a year or nearly one every other day. Andrews Palmer showed harrowing video that shows inmates brutally attacking officers. They often use weapons fashioned from anything from CREWS Continued from 1A
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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 Classified Ads razor blades in state-mandated issued shaving equipment and toothbrushes to ice picks made from the parts of fencing that inmates take when they are outside. They also get weapons smuggled in from the outside or from materials from the onsite PRIDE Enterprises furniture and maintenance shops, with some inmates pressuring others to get the contraband to them. Andrews has a display in her conference room showing some of the weapons inmates have made over the years. There are also gangs in the prison, and sometimes part of a members initiation is to attack a guard. The average ratio of an officer to inmates is 1:142, and in a dorm it doubles to 1:300. Its not just about security, Crews said about the unfilled positions. We have one person doing the job of three people, which oftentimes means three different jobs, not just more work. Andrews and Palmer publicly praised Crews, saying hes the best secretary the department has ever had. I love him Andrews said. You have no idea what he does for us. Palmer also praised Deputy Secretary Timothy Cannon. DOCs vision statement is, Changing lives to ensure a safer Florida. Officers do that sometimes at the cost of their own lives. (See sidebar on Floridas fallen officers.) Learn more about DOC at www.dc.state.fl.us Floridas fallen correctional officers Below is the list of Floridas fallen officers maintained by the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation at www.cpof.org Sergeant Ronnie Brown Polk County Sheriffs Office EOW: 9/8/2009 As Brown and another deputy attempted to extract an inmate from his cell, the inmate resisted and attacked Brown with a broken-off sprinkler head. The inmate shoved Brown against a wall and then onto the floor. Sergeant Browns back was fractured and he was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. He underwent surgery but passed away from complications. Brown served the PCSO for 20 years. Correctional Officer Richard J. Burke Florida State Prison EOW: 10/12/1980 Burke was stabbed to death while escorting death row inmates from their cells to the shower. The suspect was sentenced to death for the crime. Lieutenant Charles Cooper Cross City Correctional Institution EOW: 9/15/1988 Cooper suffered a fatal heart attack during a first responder training exercise. Sergeant John Dennard Union Correctional Institution EOW: 5/5/1983 Dennard was killed when he was stabbed with a shank by two inmates who attacked him in the main housing unit. Senior Probation Officer Lee Chuck Dunn DOC Probation and Parole Services EOW: 1/24/2000 Dunn was involved in a fatal automobile accident while conducting field supervision of offenders in his case load. Officer Dunns car swerved into a tractor-trailer. Correctional Officer Hoyt Ergle Avon Park Correctional Institution EOW: 12/15/1987 Ergle succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 29 years earlier when he was accidentally shot in the neck while on the departments firing range. The round severed his spinal cord, rendering him a permanent paraplegic. Correctional Officer Donna Fitzgerald Tomoka Correctional Institution EOW: 6/25/2008 Fitzgerald was attacked and murdered after supervising an inmate work crew. When it was time to get the inmates gathered and back to the main building, Fitzgerald was informed that one inmate had stayed behind and was inside the building. She was told to go look for the inmate. When Fitzgerald confronted the inmate she was stabbed nearly a dozen times with a piece of sheet metal fashioned into a dagger. Fitzgerald could not call for assistance, as she did not have a radio with her. Fitzgerald served DOC for 13 years. Correctional Officer Fred Griffis Glades Correctional Institution EOW: 6/24/1987 Griffis was shot and killed during an escape attempt during a prisoner transport in West Palm Beach. He and an armed escort officer were jumped by two armed suspects. The men disarmed the armed officer and demanded that Griffis hand over the keys to unlock the van and free the prisoner. Griffis did not comply and instead tossed the keys away. When he tossed the keys the suspect shot and killed him. Both suspects were apprehended after a bulletsprayed chase, which ended at the Palm Beach International Airport. The man who shot Griffis was apprehended and sentenced to death. He died in prison on July 17, 1999, from injuries he suffered while fighting officers who were attempting to search his cell. Correctional Sergeant Kenneth Hendrick Marion Correctional Institution EOW: 1/28/1993 Hendrick broke up an altercation between two inmates. While he was escorting one of the inmates back to the housing unit, the inmate started fighting Hendrick, striking him several times and then throwing him against a wall. The inmate jumped on Hendrick as he fell, causing a fatal heart attack. Correctional Officer Darla Lathrem Charlotte Correctional Institution EOW: 6/11/2003 Lathrem was killed as she supervised five inmates on a construction detail inside the institution. She was assaulted by three of the inmates as they made an attempt to escape. Two of the escaping inmates were captured between the facility and the inner perimeter fence. The third was caught between the inner and outer perimeter fences. The inmate that killed Lathrem was sentenced to death on March 31, 2006. The inmate mastermind of the escape was convicted of her murder on June 23, 2006, and sentenced to death on Aug. 18, 2006. The third inmate had agreed to cooperate in exchange for a life sentence, but the judge rejected his guilty plea because of concerns about his mental competence. Lathrems death was the first correctional officer fatality at the facility. Additionally, she was the first female correctional officer to be killed in the line of duty in Florida. She had been with DOC for one year. Colonel Greg Malloy Holmes Correctional Institution EOW: 2/2/2011 Malloy was one of the elite K-9 officers with DOC. He and fellow K-9 officers Arthur Teal and Mark Lumpkin were assisting two Jackson County Sheriffs Office deputies in tracking an ex-convict suspected of killing his parents when the suspect opened fire on Malloy. Malloy was given medical assistance by deputies and K-9 team members, and then airlifted to Fort Walton Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Malloy served with DOC for 22 years. Correctional Office Mark Parker Orange County Sheriffs Office EOW: 3/19/2009 Parker passed away from gunshot wounds sustained on Jan. 10, 1984, at the Orange County Courthouse. An armed suspect entered the courtroom and exchanged gunfire with a deputy, then shot at the judge, but missed. After exiting the courtroom he exchanged shots with another deputy in the hallway. Parker, who was unarmed, was caught in the crossfire while attempting to shield citizens in the hallway. He was paralyzed from the chest down and required round-theclock care for the remainder of his life. Parker served with the Orange County DOC for only one year, and was 19 years old at the time of the shooting. Deputy Paul Rein Broward County Sheriffs Office EOW: 11/7/2007 Rein was shot and killed by a prisoner he was transporting in a medical van to the Broward County Courthouse. The prisoner was already serving a life sentence from a previous conviction, and was en route for trial on robbery charges. The suspect was riding in a medical transport van because he claimed to be having back pain. During the transport, the suspect was able to overpower Rein and take control of his service weapon. The suspect then shot the deputy twice and left him in a parking lot. Several citizens called 911, and deputies responded to find Rein wounded. He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his wounds. The suspect was captured after a citizen saw him at a pawn shop and alerted police. He was in possession of Reins service weapon when he was arrested. He was charged with first degree murder and escape. On February 28, 2011, he pleaded guilty to first degree murder and received another life sentence. Rein served with BCSO for 20 years. Correctional Officer Adam Sanderson Reception and Medical Center EOW: 3/6/2009 Sanderson had just completed a training exercise and was on his way back to the facility when the state van he was driving was struck head-on, killing him. Sanderson served with DOC for 10 years. Parole Officer Michael Serano DOC Probation and Parole Services EOW: 1/6/1984 Serano was killed in an automobile accident in Cooper City while en route to visit the homes of offenders under his supervision. Probation Supervisor Bjorn Svenson DOC Probation and Parole Services EOW: 8/31/1982 Svenson was shot and killed after being ambushed by a parolee. Sergeant Ruben Thomas III Columbia Correctional Institution EOW: 3/18/2012 Thomas was stabbed to death by an inmate at the facilitys annex. At approximately 10:00 p.m. Thomas was checking on an inmate in one of the prisons dorms when the inmate attacked Thomas, stabbing him in the neck several times with a shank. The inmate then struck another officer in the eye with a sock filled with a heavy item before being taken into custody. Thomas was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. Thomas served DOC for six years. Correctional Officer Leonard Trudeau Dade County Corrections EOW: 1/16/1995 On his way home from work, Trudeau stopped to assist at an accident scene. He was struck by a passing car and killed instantly. Guard Rufus Walters Florida State Road Department State Convict Road Force EOW: 7/22/1938 Walters was shot and killed during an escape from the Floral City State Prison Road Camp at a work site on Rutland Road. A friend of the two inmates had hidden a shotgun at the work site. At approximately 3:00 p.m., as the two retrieved the shotgun, they were confronted by Walters. One of the inmates fired at him, killing him instantly. The two inmates then abducted a motorist and stole a car as they escaped. They fled to Dearborn, Michigan, where they were stopped by police on August 6, 1938. The subject who shot Walters resisted arrest and was shot and killed by Dearborn police. The other inmate was arrested and extradited back to Florida where he was convicted of murdering Walters. On June 4, 1946, the inmate was shot and killed during an escape attempt from the Florida State Prison. Walters served with the Florida State Convict Road Force for eight years. Correctional Officer Jerome Williams Putnam Correctional Facility EOW: 7/26/1995 Williams was on a break from training class with several coworkers at a local restaurant. He was fatally shot when he and two other officers went to the aid of a fellow academy cadet who was being assaulted in the restaurant parking lot. DOC by the numbers Here are statistics on DOC as of June 30: Employs approximately 21,000 employees. 100,942 inmates in its 49 state prisons in July 2014. Average cost of $47.50 a day or $17,337 per year to house an inmate. Floridas recidivism rate has dropped to from 30.5 percent in 2011 to 27.6 percent in 2013. 32,442 inmates were admitted to prison from 7/1/13 through 6/30/14. 32,921 inmates were released from prison from 7/1/13 through 6/30/14. 143,809 offenders on community supervision at over 150 probation offices. 86,369 offenders were admitted to community supervision from 7/1/13 through 6/30/14. 87,533 offenders were released from supervision from 7/1/13 through 6/30/14. UCI & FSP population Average length of sentence: UCI 38.26 years Work Camp 6.68 years FSP 24.7 years West Unit 9.7 years Average age: UCI 55 years Work Camp 35 years FSP 36 years West Unit 37 years Capacity: UCI 1,969 Work Camp 432 FSP 1,460 West Unit 802 On death row (male): UCI 321 FSP 68 Employees (security; non): UCI 578; 67 Work Camp 79; 7 FSP 427; 52 West Unit 159; 21
6A Union County Times Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Call 7 days a week 8am 11pm EST Promo Code: MB06141-800-831-1867 CALL NOW LIMITED TIME SAVINGS! mo Promotional Packages Starting At...FOR 12 MONTHSNot eligible for Hopper or HD JOB WELL DONE! LAKE REGION MONITOR THE UNION COUNTY TIMES BY TED BARBER Special to the Times James W. Ford, Grand Master of Masons in Florida, made his Official Visit to the Friendly 10th District, Sept. 26. Right Worshipful Bruce Kirby of Pine Hill Lodge No. 9, serving as the District Deputy Grand Master of the 10th District for Most Worshipful James Ford, greeted the members and guests at the Lake Butler Community Center. Prior to the supper being served, Union County Sheriff Brad Whitehead and Lt. Lyn Williams presented M.W. James Ford a certificate and badge, making him an honorary deputy. Supervisor of Elections Debbie Osborne, Tax Collector Lisa B. Johnson and Clerk of Courts Kellie H. Connell provided moral support. About 200 Masons and their guests enjoyed a meal. After supper and presentations it was announced by the Grand Master that $1,800 in donations had been made to the Grand Masters Charity (Masonic Medical Research Laboratory in Ithaca, New York) and to First Ladys Project of replacing the well-worn medical transport vehicle at the Masonic Home in St. Petersburg. Union County 4-H students, under the guidance of incoming 4-H Program Assistant Amanda Rhodes, received a $621 donation for their work in serving the meal. The Master Masons retired to attend a tyled called communication of Brookers Pine Hill Lodge No. 9 held at Lake Butler Lodge No. 52. The non-Masons remained at the community center and were treated to music supplied by the Griffis Group from Raiford. Right Worshipful Michael McCool, acting Grand Marshall for the Grand Lodge of Florida, introduced the elected and appointed Grand Lodge Officers, and Right Worshipful Bruce Kirby introduced Right Worshipful Leaman Alvarez, District Instructor and his wife Janice, John McKibben, Worshipful Master of Pine Hill Lodge No. 9 and his wife Jennifer, and Worshipful John Belovich, President of the 10th District Masonic Association. The entire evening was a memorable event that highlighted the work the Masons do to help others. Lake Butler Lodge No. 52 hosts Grand Master of Masons in Florida Ted Barber with James W. Ford, Grand Master of Masons in Florida Walmart volunteers build up library Over the last couple of weeks, the library has been the beneficiary of the time and talent of two Walmart employees. John Gilroy and Chris Rothenberger built some beautiful brick walls around an air conditioning unit at the library. Besides protecting the A/C unit, the walls enhance the overall look of the library facility. Additionally, the library is slated to receive $250 in grant funds from Walmart for grant funds will help us purchase materials for the entire community to enjoy!
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Katelyn Sims has never been one to let cystic fibrosis prevent her from doing all the things shes wanted to in life. Therefore, shes certainly not going to let the disease stop her from participating in the annual Bradford-Union Great Strides fundraiser, an event she helped start in 2009. Sims was not feeling well on Sept. 27the day of the eventbut she was there anyway, walking her laps and doing her part to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I feel like its my baby, and I should be here to support it, Sims said, adding, I know my being here inspires other people. Sims family earned the Top Fundraising Family Team award, with the event raising approximately $11,000. That total will increase. Leisa Sims, Katelyns mother, said online donations had not been factored into the total yet. Claudia Foxworth, senior development director with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundations North Florida Chapter, said, It could get up to the $14,000, $15,000 that it usually does just because things do come in late. As usual, Leisa Sims couldnt say enough about the support the event has received and especially thanked Madison Street Baptist Church and members of the Keystone Heights Jr./Sr. High School National Honor Society for their support of the Sept. 27 event. We are so thankful for this community and their big hearts, she said. They just blow us away every day. They really do. Community State Bank earned the Top Fundraising Team award, while several awards were handed out for going the extra mile. One went to Weslee Waters, who ran every lap and then some. He told a Telegraph-TimesRegional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL PRICES AVAILABLEOCT 1 OCT 7 $499 lb lb $199$399$299$129 lb Amazing quality. Fantastic prices.Satisfaction Guaranteed lb BUFFALO, HONEY, BBQ or TERIYAKI$599 $229 lb FRESH PORK BONELESS $24 9 lb LEAN & TENDER $599 $249 lb 2 LB lb FAM PAK lb Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904) 368-9188 ALBERTO 5 LBWYLWOOD POTATOES GINGER EVANS 4 LB KASKEY $329 $119 $179 $169SWEET BABY RAYS DEL PINOS HILLS BROS GINGER EVANS PEANUT PATCH $239 $699 2 $300 $599 2 LB8 LB BAG 3 LB BAG Florida Twin TheatreAll 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 7:30 Sat 5:15, 8:00 Sun 5:30 Wed Thur 7:15NOW SHOWING Fri 7:45 Sat 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 Sun 5:00, 7:00 Wed Thur 7:30Denzel Washington Idris Elba THE R Taking Great Strides toward Capital City Bank team members (foreground, l-r) Penny Pearson and Melissa (background) Patricia Evans, See STRIDES, 7B ABOVE: Katelyn Sims Kraken Stone and Autumn Hailey Starling,
2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 www. CaptainsPartyRentals .com Bounce Houses W ater Slides Dunk Tanks Trackless Train 904-364-6128 BY TRACY LEE TATE Staff Writer Preparations are almost complete for the ninth annual Starke Bikefest, scheduled this year for Oct. 10-12. Organizers at the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce hope the later date this year will result in increased attendance since it should be a little cooler during the day. Also, the event is scheduled for the weekend before Daytonas Biketoberfest, making it easy for both festival attendees and vendors to stop here on their way south. As usual, the event and all the activities are free and will be confined to Call Street. Applications for vendors are still available. Also available are entry forms for the Miss Starke Bikefest 2014 contest. Applicants must be 18 years or older (ID or birth certificate required), sign a release allowing their likeness to be used by the chamber in promoting future events, pay a $20 entry fee and be prepared to stay after the event for photos and other activities. Participants must provide two costumes, one themed to the event and one swimwear. Deadline for entry is 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 11. While vendors may start setting up at 10 a.m., this years event will officially begin at 5 p.m. on Friday with the singing of the national anthem by Carol Milner at the stage at the city square. Live music will be presented until 11 p.m. with three bands playing Overdrive (rock, blues and country) from 6-7 p.m., J.J. Strickland and the Bounty Hunter Band (southern rock) from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and the Jamie Davis Band (country/ southern rock) from 9 10:30 p.m. From 11 p.m. until midnight, CWA wrestling will take center stage, presenting both male and female bouts. Saturdays offerings will begin with a reptile show by local expert Devon Wheeler at 10 a.m., followed by a day of music and fun. Biker games will be held throughout the day, arranged by the Faith Riders and will include the ever popular PortaPotty pull an event where a bike is hooked to a PortaPotty, a helmeted accomplice is seated in the potty and the rider pulls the potty toward a finish line. As would be expected, the first one there wins. A bike show will also take place on Saturday, with registration from 11 a.m. 12 p.m. and awards presented at 2 p.m. in several classes. Saturday music will include: All Fired Up (southern rock) from 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Speeshees (rock) from 1-2:30 p.m., Big Trouble (southern rock) from 3-4:30 p.m., Southern Burn (southern rock) from 5 6:30 p.m. and Clark Hill (southern rock) from 7 8:30 p.m. From 9 10:30 p.m. the AC/ DC tribute band Stiff Upper Lip will take to the stage. At 11 p.m., the contestants for Miss Starke Bikefest 2014 will take to the stage, competing in two costume classes. The winner will be announced and crowned at the end of the event. The winner will receive $500 cash and a free photo session before and after the event, as well as a collection of coupons and gift certificates provided by local merchants. Sunday morning, the Faith Riders will provide a free breakfast at 9:30 a.m. to the sounds of the band Crossfire Warriors, a Christian rock band. At 10:30 there will be a blessing of the bikes, followed by another Christian rock performance, this one from the Undeserved Band, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The event will officially end at 1 p.m., with vendor teardowns beginning then. This year the chamber is expecting as many as 65 vendors with a variety in offerings, including motorcycle wear and accessories, arts and crafts, information booths and, of course, food. So far, 16 food vendors have signed up, with 10 offering a full menu and six serving either snacks or specialty items. This years Starke Bikefest promises to be a good time for everyone, offering food, fun and frolics to all who attend. Starke Bikefest returns Oct. 10-12 BY TRACY LEE TATE Staff Writer Local musical artists Clark Hill will be performing at this years Starke Bikefest, but they have other reasons to make it a special weekend. The duo will be releasing a new single, Country Cruisin, digitally on Sony Music the night before the festival and will be debuting a music video of the song at the Florida Twin Theatre on Friday night, Oct.10. We have been performing the song for about five or six months, Jimmie Clark said. We have had a good response and felt that it is ready to be a single. The group, founded by Clark and his brother-in-law, Michael Calderin, has become a local musical fixture in Bradford County and surrounding areas. Currently, they are working to develop a firm fan base to build upon before they take the next step in their musical careers. Motorcycles line a section of Call Street Starke during event returns Bradford County Tabet (left) and Dave Holland enjoy BY TRACY LEE TATE Staff Writer All the action wont be downtown on the weekend of the Bikefest. Thunder Music Park south of town is also offering activities for bikers and their friends. Bike Bash 2014 will run from Friday, Oct. 10, through Saturday, Oct. 11. Strip Club Choppers and Gainesville Harley Davidson will be on hand, as well as numerous food vendors. There will be beer on tap and a full liquor bar. The kick-off party on Friday will feature music by Lisa and the Mad Hatters from 6 p.m. until 12 a.m. Saturdays musical offering will include Evil Monkey, from 3-6 p.m., Local Traffic, from 6-8 p.m. and Sons of Anarchy soundtrack artists Preacher Stone from 8 p.m. until 12 a.m. There will also be games and contests, including a wet T-shirt contest, a bikini contest and a 50-50 drawing for gift baskets. Admission in free. Clark Hill to play Bikefest, release single Thunder Music Park to present Bike Bash The fourth annual Bradford County Relay for Life Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show is set to take place Nov. 1 at the downtown Starke square from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Eight awards will be presented for car and truck entries, while five will be presented to motorcycle entries. The event will also include food, music, fun for the kids and a yard sale. If you would like to be a vendor at the event, or want more information in regard to entering the show, please contact Mitchell Gunter at 904-966-1386 or email@example.com, or Linda Lee at 904-966-3022. Relay for Life car show is Nov. 1 in Starke
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B The common cold and the flu share similar symptoms and its often hard to tell which of the two you may be suffering from. Both are respiratory illnesses and are caused by viruses though different ones. One indication that you may have the flu and not a cold is that the flu tends to come on quickly with much intensity and is often accompanied by two to three weeks of fatigue and weakness. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Flu season is October through May. The CDC recommends getting vaccinated in September or as early as the vaccine is available. However, if you miss that deadline it may still help to get vaccinated later in the flu season as most of the seasonal flu activity peaks in January or later. There are two types of flu vaccines: the flu shot and the nasal-spray flu vaccine. The flu shot is given with a needle and contains the inactivated virus. It is approved for use in people 6 months of age and older, including healthy people, people with chronic conditions and pregnant women. The nasal-spray contains a vaccine made with live, weakened flu viruses and is approved for use in healthy people 2-49 years of age who are not pregnant. If you or your family members are feeling a bit under the weather and want to know whether it is a cold or the flu, be sure to see your Provider soon. Your Provider may prescribe flu antiviral drugs if you are very sick or are considered high risk, but its very important that they be used earlywithin the first two days of symptoms. People considered at high risk for severe flu illness include pregnant women, young children, seniors, and those with certain chronic health conditions. 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Ryan Christopher Demar, 32, of Starke was arrested Sept. 29 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Demar choked his girlfriend until she almost passed out after an argument about her daughter staying at a relatives home. After releasing her neck, Demar than tried to pick her up by her shirt to carry her to another room. The victim told law enforcement this wasnt the first time she had been physically abused by Demar, showing the deputy a large bruise on her arm from an incident two days previous, when he grabbed her by the arm. Bond was set at $25,000 for the charge. Amber Briann Dixon, 24, of Jacksonville was arrested Sept. 27 by Lawtey police during a traffic stop for three charges of possession of drugsall being a controlled substance without a prescription. Gregory Garth Fieseler, 36, of Starke was arrested Sept. 27 by Starke police on an out-of-county warrant for contempt of court. Bond was set at $1,006 for the charge. Elijah Franklin Gainey, 22, of Hampton was arrested Sept. 24 by Starke police for trespassing, and failure to appear at the Bradford County jail. According to the arrest report, police responded to an apartment at Whispering Oaks to assist EMS with a call for an unresponsive pregnant person. Dispatch advised the officer also that the boyfriend of the pregnant woman, Gainey, was trespassed from Whispering Oaks and was believed to be in the apartment. When the police and EMS arrived, the girlfriend was responsive and said Gainey was hiding somewhere in the apartment. He was located in the bathtub with the shower curtain closed and arrested. Bond was set at $4,500 for the charges. Ashley Faye Gibbs, 30, of Starke was arrested Sept. 23 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Gibbs and her ex-husband got into an argument at her apartment, which turned physical when she hit him in the back of the head. The ex-husband said he used his hands to restrain Gibbs after she started hitting him, and she was deemed the aggressor in the argument and arrested. Stephanie Mcleod Goad, 29, of Jacksonville was arrested Sept. 29 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for smuggling contraband into a detention facility. According to the offense report, a jail officer found a cup with approximately a pound of tobacco and 40 cigarettes in it in the trash can in the visitation/ lobby area of the facility on Sept. 3. While reviewing video of the area, Goad could be seen walking into the area with an unidentified female and going straight to the trashcan and placing something in it from her hand. According to the report, Goad was leaving the contraband for her boyfriend, an inmate at the jail. Bond was set at $30,000 for the charge. Neal Norman Golden, 56, of Lawtey was arrested Sept. 25 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Calvin Hankerson, 56, of Starke was arrested Sept. 23 by Starke police for probation violation. Glenwood Garrett Harrison, 21, of Starke was arrested Sept. 26 by Starke police for failure to appear. Bond was set at $1,500 for the charge. Jeffery Carl Hilburn, 22, of Starke was arrested Sept. 24 by Bradford deputies for production of drugs, aggravated assault with a weapon, two charges of battery and probation violation. According to the arrest report, law enforcement was called by a woman who has been Hilburns girlfriend for five years and who he has a child with. The woman stated that Hilburn physically and verbally abused her during the past month, starting when she refused to ride on the back of his motorcycle. The victim said he got off the motorcycle and started hitting her on the legs with his belt buckle. Several weeks later, he hit her in the face and threw shoes at her after she questioned where he had been one evening. During that incident, a shoe broke a picture frame, and Hilburn grabbed a piece of broken glass and threatened to kill her with it. Hilburn is also accused of choking the victim recently after she refused to go to the store and buy products he could use to make the illegal drug methamphetamine. Hilburn was also being investigated by law enforcement after deputies learned that he might be making methamphetamine in a camper on another persons property in the county. A search of the camper turned up evidence he was doing so. Several witnesses associated with the property owner also gave statements to law enforcement that they had witnessed Hilburn making methamphetamine at the camper. Hilburn was arrested, and bond was set at $34,000 for the recent charges, while no bond was allowed for the probation violation charge, which came from a previous charge of child neglect. Chad Edwin Mallory, 36, of Starke was arrested Sept. 24 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked and probation violation. Bond was set at $5,000 for the DWLS charge, while no bond was allowed for the probation violation charge. Emily Nicole Middleton, 33, of Lawtey was arrested Sept. 26 by the Florida Highway Patrol on an out-of-county warrant. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Johnte Dominic Nichols, 29, of Starke was arrested Sept. 24 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Nichols was at his mothers home in Starke when he attacked a man there, lunging at him and head-butting him during the altercation. It was noted on the arrest report that several hours before Nichols arrest, the same officer had been called to the home about a disturbance. During this call, Nichols mom told police that her son was being disrespectful to the male victim and had been verbally arguing with the man previously. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Julius Jerome Riles, 26, of Jacksonville was arrested Sept. 28 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Sheri Lyn Schoonover, 33, of Spring Hill was arrested Sept. 28 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Schoonover was at her husbands residence in Hampton with their two children. Schoonover was intoxicated when she and her husband started arguing. She then started throwing things at him and hitting him with her fists. The husband told the deputy he was able to get her to go outside away from the children, but she continued to argue and tried to get back into the home. The husband wouldnt let her in the home, and when she broke a front window, he called law enforcement. Schoonover told the deputy that both of them had been drinking and that she was trying to leave the residence when the fighting started. She had swelling around her eye and a small cut on her arm, while the husband had marks on his face, chest and back. She was arrested as the deputy determined she was the primary aggressor, while he noted in the report that a sworn complaint against the husband for domestic battery will be filed with the State Attorneys office. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Gwen Shafer, 61, of Starke was arrested Sept. 25 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Michael Troy Shaw, 19, of Waldo was arrested Sept. 23 by Bradford deputies on an out-ofcounty warrant from Alachua for probation violation on original charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond was allowed for the charge. Norman Hamilton Thomson, 60, of Bronson was arrested Sept. 23 by Bradford deputies for not registering a vehicle that is operated on state roads. John Wesley Tucker, 48, of Starke was arrested Sept. 28 by Bradford deputies for aggravated assault with a weapon and two charges of battery. According to the arrest report, Tucker had been arguing with a man and a woman at the Lost Valley Campground in Starke. When the two victims were walking down the road a few minutes later, Tucker came out of the dark and pushed the man in the chest, and then ran to a nearby Jeep and retrieved a hatchet from it. When Tucker started to draw his arm back to hit the male with the hatchet, the woman stepped in between the two, and Tucker slapped her in the face with his hand. She then slapped him back in the face, causing Tucker to state he was going to call the police, which he did. When a deputy arrived and interviewed the three involved in the incident, he arrested Tucker and transported him to the jail. Bond was set at $15,000 for the charges. James A. Williams, 48, of Starke was arrested Sept. 24 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Williams and his girlfriendthe mother of two of his children started arguing in a barn outside their residence. He was spitting on her and started hitting and pushing her against things in the barn. They then went into the residence, where he continued to push her, pushing her against a back door window, which broke and cut the victim. Williams denied hitting the victim, saying that she hit him, but he was arrested by the deputy. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Bobby Ihan Williams, 36, of Starke was arrested Sept. 26 by Bradford deputies for trespassing. According to the arrest report, Williams was asked to leave a residence and refused to do so. Law enforcement was called and Williams agreed to leave the home after getting his things gathered up. Approximately 30 minutes later, the deputy was called back to the home after Williams broke out the bathroom window and entered the home. The deputy searched the home and found Williams hiding under the victims bed and arrested him. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union More arrests on page 6B
4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Gigantic Mattress Sale SR-230 E (2 miles east of US-301)B anquet Hall Driving Range Check out our web pagewww .starkegolf.com M emberships Available E xcellent Driving RangeP ro Shop Gift CertificatesG olf Lessons by AppointmentP rofessionally Run Tournaments H ome of the Strawberry Invitational Li ke us on facebook D e p o s i t s a r e f e d e r a l l y i n s u r e d b y t h e N C U A a U S G o v e r n m e n t A g e n c y f o r u p t o $ 2 5 0 0 0 0 A n n u a l P e r c e n t a g e Y i e l d ( A P Y ) e f f e c t i v e 9 / 3 0 / 2 0 1 4 a n d s u b j e c t t o c h a n g e a t a n y t i m e 2 5 m o n t h A P R i s 1 5 0 % 3 6 0 p e n a l t y d a y s O f f e r e x p i r e s 1 0 / 1 7 / 1 4 (904) 964-1427 Letters firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Editor: After careful consideration that included prayer, reading of material and attendance at a seminar, I have decided to vote no on Amendment 2 this November. This proposed amendment to the State Constitution entitled Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions is, in my opinion, not designed so much to help those with illnesses as it is to open the door to legalize random use of Marijuana in Florida. There are just too many loopholes that are quite easy to circumvent. In fact if this amendment is signed into law, a careful reading would assist a novice in figuring out a way to smoke pot legally. One of the first things that stands out is the fact that to be a caregiver all one has to prove is that they are age 21 or older. No medical training, background check or family ties necessary. Also the locations of centers where the marijuana can be sold are unregulated. The law only states that The Department of Health shall register and regulate them. There is no rule to keep them away from churches or schools. A doctors prescription is not necessary nor is one even allowed under Federal Law. Only a written statement from a doctor stating that in his professional opinion he believes that the use of medical marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks for the patient. The law lists a group of specific diseases but then includes the statement at the end of the list that says or other conditions. Also an underaged teen can obtain one of these doctor statements without parental permission. It seems as though they also see some hidden dangers that they would rather avoid getting involved in. Under Amendment 2, lawsuits involving injured patients who are under the influence of medical marijuana will be unable to seek legal recourse against physicians, caregivers or treatment centers who committed acts with negligence or intentional wrongdoing against the patients. Go to www.VoteNo2.org for more information Sincerely, David L. Dodge Bradford County Amendment 2 has too many loopholes Dear Editor: Quite obviously the medical marijuana drive has little to do with medical use and more to do with recreational use. The medical use is the ability of using THC which is in marijuana to help relieve pain and stimulate appetites. This pill has been available in the synthetic form for over 15 years. This is not about helping the sick this is a smoke screen to legalize the drug. If you have 20% of Floridians hooked Marijuana issue: recreation than medication on marijuana at the present time, maybe 3 million and you legalize it and you double that amount you have 6 million marijuana users in the State. Who is going to support all these people who have difficulty functioning in society? So lets make the November vote easy. If you have a member of your family or a friend who is a user of marijuana and/or alcoholic and their whole life is wasted than vote NO! You have seen what this drug does to people, constant use causes brain damage. How could you vote yes? Most of us have seen the results of individuals who due to the continued use of marijuana and alcohol live off relatives or the government. They cant work because they dont have the focus to hold a job, they steal to buy drugs and you cant trust them, period. So the bottom line is if you have never seen anyones life destroyed by marijuana and alcohol vote YES with a clear conscience. Be honest with yourself, this is your state and your country. If you want to argue about alcohol vs. marijuana, go ahead and waste everyones time and while you are trying to confuse the issue some more kids will get hooked on drugs and alcohol, their lives will be gone, does it really matter which drug it is? Bart Cassidy Madison Dear Editor: Millions of tax dollars in state project funding to protect our springs continues to subsidize private interests and large corporations without requiring them to stop practices that are harmful to our springs and lakes. Corporate polluters like U. S. Sugar, who is also in a huge Everglades land deal with the state, gave Gov. Rick Scott a $100,000 campaign donation. politicians, appointed or elected, and any other regulators receiving public tax dollars, should be prohibited from taking one penny from those they are regulating a form of corruption of public officials that should be prohibited. Public showcasing of limited, under funded and inadequate projects, masquerading as good water policy, is a form of reelection and water management district propaganda, which does nothing to reverse the status of our significantly harmed springs, lakes and rivers. Statutory and constitutional provisions for the protection and preservation of our resources are being ignored, backstopped with a water management district and FDEP smoke-screen that is peppered with studies and a claimed scientific basis for computing MFLs that is flawed and more often than not, heavily influenced by powerful developers and water utilities who are successfully managing the regulatory process and subverting water policy. After years of broken promises, we cant trust our politicians to do the right thing, but voters can take action. Please support Amendment 1 in November to help protect and restore our water resources. Terry Brant, Protection of springs nothing promises Legislative Chairman Santa Fe Lake Dwellers Association Melrose Dear Editor: Its a sad fact that our politicians and their benefactors, the large corporations who lavish them with campaign money, generally have the ethical and aesthetic sensibilities of skunks. They dont care whether the environment and our waters are polluted and depleted, or whether they put their money into toxic derivatives or line their pockets at the expense of Floridas water and the public interest -as long as the investment lines their pockets. Even though Wall Streets 2008 crash revealed the hazards of exploitation and corrupt business practices, Floridas political leadership and large corporations fail to show any concern for essentially doing the same thing to the backbone of Floridas economy, quality of life and formerly pristine environmental resources. Our legislature has set into law, and by extension, has allowed our governor, the FDEP and Water Management Districts, to sell a harmful water policy that has been deliberately designed to allow pumping until significant harm has been done; ignoring their constitutional mandate to protect and preserve our waters. They are our elected representatives, a position of the highest ethical trust, but they are in fact Floridas reigning Robber Barons. Voters should reject the long history of failed promises to protect our water Vote for Amendment #1 in November. Let the politicians know we value our springs, lakes and rivers. Terry Brant, Legislative Chairman Santa Fe Lake Dwellers Association Melrose Do away vote for Amendment 1 Dear Editor: With less than four weeks until Election Day, it is my hope and prayer that Conservative voters are paying attention to what is going on in the world, especially here in North Florida. When Charlie Crist bailed and made his unsuccessful bid for an Conservatives must get out and vote easier, non-term limited job, he left us with 830,000 lost jobs and an unemployment rate of 11%. Governor Scott has brought the unemployment rate down to 6.3% and has brought in about 650,000 jobs. He is actively looking for more. Florida is second only to Texas in job creation. Our economy is definitely on the rebound. Governor Scott may not be as photogenic or have that nice orange tan and perfect hair of Crist, but he is a businessman and runs our state like a business. He has actually created businesses and written checks to employees. Crist is a career politician and to my knowledge has never held a real job until John Morgan, his benefactor, put him on the payroll, which brings us to the proposed Amendment 2, Legalized Marijuana. I would like to see Christian Conservatives rally around Attorney General Pam Bondi and defeat this proposal. This proposal is rift with loopholes and will only open the door to recreational use, just as in Colorado, Oregon and Washington State. This amendment is being pushed by Crists most visible and vocal supporter, John Morgan of Morgan and Morgan law firm. It has nothing to do with health care and is an unabashed effort to get a certain segment of the populace to the polls. Tell me why a trial lawyer is interested in legalized pot? A number of my Tea Party friends are unhappy with Scott and are threatening not to turn out to vote. These same people refused to vote for McCain or Romney and look what we got. We need to unite and make sure the alternative is not allowed to win by default. Not voting will be the same as one more vote for what most of us are against. Just to the north of us in District 2, Representative Steve Southerland is in a tight race with Bob Grahams daughter. Next to Bill Nelson, Mr. Graham was the most liberal politician I have ever known. Ms. Graham has stated she is her own person and will vote accordingly. Be assured she will vote with Nancy Pelosi, Alan Grayson, Corrine Brown, Fredrica Wilson and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Please urge your friends to the north to support and vote for Rep. Southerland. He has been good for Florida and will continue to represent us in a way to make us proud. I urge you to vote and help get out others who hold conservative values. Every vote will be needed to counter the Southeast coast, Alachua, Gadsen and Leon Counties. We need to keep Florida Red. Jim Harrell, Worthington Springs Socials The families of A.W. Clyde, and Lacy Brown, Moral Clark and Ray Sasser, will be having their Family Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Bradford County Fairgrounds. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m. and meal will be served around 12:30 or 1:00. Bring a meat, side dish and dessert...coffee and tea will be provided. PLEASE remind all family members...and dont forget to bring family photos to share. If you have corn hole games, horse shoes or play a musical instrument, bring them and lets have a good time together, making lots of memories! Brown, Clark, Clyde, Sasser families to host Oct. 11 reunion The Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution begins its 2014-15 schedule with a Monday, Oct. 6, meeting at 10:30 a.m. at IHOP in Starke. The program is LittleKnown Facts of the DAR. Visitors are welcome. Any woman 18 or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, and who can prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence between April 19, 1775, and Nov. 26, 1783, is eligible for membership. We can help you search for a patriot ancestor. Please contact Konnie Beauregard at 352-475-1865 or email@example.com for more information. DAR meeting scheduled for Oct. 6
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He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Paul and Marie Holt. He is survived by: parents, Albert and Jackie Holt Baugess of Starke; brothers, Paul (Erica) Holt and Joseph Baugess, both of Starke; paternal grandparents, Larry Baugess of Lawtey, and Deloris Baugess of Starke. Graveside services were held on Sept. 26 at Keystone Heights Cemetery with Pastor Tracy Cantley officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Nancy Dabney KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Nancy Richardson Dabney, 79, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at E T York Haven Hospice Care Center in Gainesville with her family at her side. She moved to Keystone Heights in 1992 from Gainesville. She retired as a receptionist from the Gainesville Eye Clinic. She was a member of Immanuel Anglican Church in Keystone Heights. She is survived by: her husband of 61 years, John Davis Jack Dabney of Keystone Heights; two daughters, Dawn (Mike) Akers of Palatka and Dana (Jeff) Grant of Keystone Heights; four sons, Dave (Sherry) Dabney of Helena, Alabama, Dean (Donna) Dabney of Palatka, Drew (Holly) Dabney of Alachua and Doug (Tammy) Dabney of Gainesville; a brother, John Richardson of Bargersville, Indiana, 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. There was a memorial service held Oct. 1 at Servants of Christ Anglican Church in Gainesville, with the Rev. Alex Farmer officiating. Memorial gifts may be sent to Servants of Christ Anglican Church in Gainesville. Arrangements are under the care of Moring Funeral Home of Melrose. Lawrence Dalton KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Lawrence Larry Michael Dalton, 72, of Keystone Heights died at home Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 following an extended illness. He was born in Long Branch, New Jersey on Aug. 12, 1942 to the late Lawrence William and Margaret Ann (Welch) Dalton. He became a resident of Keystone Heights in 2006 moving from New Jersey and was a retired horse groomer. He attended Friendship Bible Church. His daughter, Erika had preceded him in death. Survivors are: sons, Brian, Daniel and Ronald; one sister; several grandchildren; and his girlfriend of 18 years, Marilyn Godwin. Memorial services will be held Oct. 25 in the Friendship Bible Church with Pastor Paul Coleman officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Friendship Bible Church, P.O. Box 1007, Keystone Heights, FL 32656. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Noah Foerman LAKE BUTLER Noah Martin Foerman, 74, of Lake Butler died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at Suwannee Valley Haven Hospice in Lake City, with his family by his side. He was born on Jan. 25, 1940 in Weirsdale to the late John and Nancy Touchston Foerman. He retired from the Florida Department of Corrections after 24 years. He was a member of the Lake Butler Church of God. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Schaffer. He is survived by: his wife of 23 years, Jackie M. Foerman; daughter, Derenda Wade of Tallahassee; sons, Rex Foerman of Lakeland, Stanley Foerman of Tampa, and Benjie Parrish of Tallahassee; 12 grandchildren and 16 greatgrandchildren; brothers, David Foerman of Lake City and Earl Foerman of Jacksonville; sisters, Evelyn Burt of Lake Butler and Pat Cates of Ocala. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 3 at 11:00 am at Lake Butler Church of God, with Rev. Lemuel Lane officiating. Burial will take place following the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Lake City. Family invites friends for visitation on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 8 pm at Archer Funeral Home. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Inc. of Lake Butler. Marvena Goodwin HAMPTON Marvena Ann Sis Goodwin, age 68, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at her home. She was born to Marvin Shoemaker, Sr. and Helen Jean Voss on Jan. 10, 1946 in Hagerstown, Maryland and at age 4 moved to Fairbanks. A homemaker for her family, in the 1970s, Sis also worked at Woolworths and then 2000 to 2008, as a merchandiser for Golden Flake Snack Foods. She was also a waitress for several years. Sis was a very selfless person and was known to give everyone a hug. She was a member of Ochwilla Baptist Church. She is survived by: her husband of 32 years, Johnny Goodwin; brother, Pete Shoemaker; sisters, Susan McWaters and Lois (Larry) White; children, Tammy Davis, Ray (Richelle) Davis, Tina Polk, Henry (Christy) Stewart, II and Angel (Rodger) Moore; grandchildren, Jimmy J.B., Katy, Ray, Randy, Ryan, Robby, Tony, Natasha, Samantha, Lacey, Curtis, Renee, David, Kayla, Dixie, Evan, Zachary and Brooklyn; and 18 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 3 at 11:00 a.m., in the chapel of Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Downtown, 404 North Main Street, with Pastor Dale Thigpen officiating. Burial will follow in Fairbanks Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, Oct. 2, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Please visit Marvenas memorial page at williamsthomasfuneralhome.com. For further information, WilliamsThomas Downtown (352) 376-7556. PAID OBITUARY Eva Kuykendall KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Eva Mae Kuykendall, 86, of Keystone Heights died at the Haven Hospice E.T. York Care Center on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. She was born March 22, 1928 in Theressa to the late Sidney and Mattie Martha (Batton) Triest and was a homemaker. She was a 1948 graduate of Bradford High and was a member of Hope Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by: her son John Wayne Kuykendall; and siblings, Thomas Triest, Leon Triest and Ervin Triest. Survivors include: her husband of 65 years, James Leon Kuykendall; children, Jim (Sandie) Kuykendall and Joanne Kuykendall Davenport, all of Keystone Heights and Sherry (Doyle) Newsome of Jacksonville; brother, Ernest Triest of Keystone Heights; twin sister, Lilly Mae Eiland of Inglis; seven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 29 in Hope Baptist Church with Dr. G.E. Coons and Dr. Larry Strickland officiating. Interment followed at the Hope Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family has requested contributions to please be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Mattie Langley LAKE BUTLER Mattie Virginia Hilton Langley, 89, of Lake Butler died on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at Suwannee Valley Haven Hospice in Lake City. She was born on Jan. 31, 1925 in Bartow to the late Crawford L. Hilton and Minnie Alston Hilton. She graduated from Union County High School. She worked as a nurse at King Memorial Hospital in Lake Butler for about 20 years, and as a school nurse with the Union County School Board until she retired. She was a member of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Lake Butler. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Langley; sisters, Marie Dukes and Nell Raulerson; and brother, Johnny Hilton. She is survived by: daughters, Gale Langley Cales of Lake Butler, Sandra Langley (Steve) Tyre of Lake Butler, and Cathy Langley (David) Bandy of Lake Butler; eight grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren Funeral services were held on Sept. 29 at Harmony Free Will Baptist Church of Lake Butler. Burial followed in Elzey Chapel Cemetery. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler. 964-(8473)13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) Tires Wheels Vehicle Accessories Golf Carts & Parts Jo es Tires Summer Time We have Deep Blue Engel Coolers... 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6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 d Obituaries d Cecil Leach WINTER GARDENCecil E. Leach of Winter Garden went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Cecil was born in Starke in Dec. of 1942. He graduated from Bradford High School in 1961 before joining the United States Army. He served overseas in Okinawa, Japan until he was honorably discharged in 1964. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army reserve and the National Guard. He moved to West Orange County in 1975 and worked for Florida Rock and Tank Lines, and C&W Trucking in Winter Garden before starting and successfully operating his own trucking company before retiring in 2010. While raising his family he was an active member in the community coaching and umpiring Little League Baseball and Pop Warner football in Ocoee. Besides spending time with family, Cecil enjoyed spending leisure time fishing, and reading about military history. Cecil was also a devoted Florida Gator fan for most of his life, and he loved to spend fall Saturday afternoons watching his Gators play in the Swamp. Cecil was a member of First Baptist Central Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents Cecil E. Leach, Sr. and Alice J. Leach of Starke. He is survived by: his wife, Linda D. Leach; his son, Chad (Renee) Leach of Winter Garden; and daughter, Kristin Leach of Texas. Cecil is also survived by; his four grandchildren, Michael, Grace, Sarah, and Kyle; sisters, Linda Lewis of Starke, Marie Green of Macclenny, Faye (Jeff) Mullinax of Gainesville, Joann (Allison) Shadd and Donnie (Donald) Bennett of Raiford; many nieces and nephews and his little dog, Jasper. Services will be held grave-side at the Winter Garden Cemetery with military honors. Pastor Everette Eastham, Jr. will be officiating. Please check www. collisoncareyhand.com for service information. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Cecil Leach Family Memorial fund at Fairwinds Credit Union in Winter Garden. Proceeds from the fund will be used to care for Cecils granddaughter whom he and his wife Linda are legal guardians. PAID OBITUARY Mary Mercer STARKE Mary Vivian Mercer, 86, of Starke, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at Haven Hospice E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. She was born on Aug. 24, 1928 in Plant City to the late Noah L. and Ellen (Lassiter) and moved to Starke about 30 years ago. She was a piece worker for ARC of Bradford, and a Baptist. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister and four brothers. She is survived by: her caregiver, Debra Wales of Starke; great-niece, Tammy Murphy; and many local friends. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 1:00 pm at The ARC of Bradford, 1351 S. Water Street in Starke. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Travis Tetstone BROOKER Travis Glen Tetstone, 25, of Brooker died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born July 18, 1989 in Gainesville to Dickie Tetstone and Teresa Polk, living all his life in Brooker. He was employed with Buford Inc. Tree Service. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Joyce Tetstone. He is survived by: daughter, Allison Brooke Tetstone of Brooker; mother, Teresa Polk of Brooker; father, Dickie Tetstone of Brooker; fiance, Morgan Wooding of Brooker; brothers, Troy Tetstone Sr., Traver Tetstone, and Hunter Tetstone, all of Brooker; maternal grandparents, Olan and Lydia Polk of Brooker; and paternal grandfather, Hubert Tetstone of Brooker. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Oct. 2 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Inc. of Lake Butler. Bradford Carol-Ann Brauchle Zsizsek, 47, of Starke was arrested Sept. 25 by Starke police for possession of opium or derivative and selling opium or derivative. According to the arrest report, Zsizsek sold a confidential source of the police four 10-mg Percocets, with the transaction recorded on video. She later admitted to selling illegal drugs approximately two times over the past few months. Bond was set at $40,000 for the charges. Keystone/Melrose Robin Suzanne Black, 44, of Keystone Heights was arrested on Sept. 27 by Clay deputies for battery. Donald Chase, 20, of Keystone Heights was arrested on Sept. 24, 25 and 26 for grand theft and armed burglary. According to an arrest report, Chase and Jose Irizarry were first arrested for breaking into a S.R. 100, Lake Geneva residence on Sept. 23. After breaking a window to get into the structure, the two made off with three handguns, a laptop computer and the victims GMC pickup truck. Witnesses later reported seeing the truck with Chase and Irizarry inside. Deputies made contact with the suspects, who were still in possession of the stolen truck. They then searched the pairs Highridge Estates house and found the victims laptop and a blank check belonging to the victim. Deputies also found evidence that linked Chase and Irizarry to four additional thefts in the Lake Region: one in Lake Geneva, two in Highridge Estates and one in the Tower Hill area. Items stolen included firearms, jewelry, food, electronics and a Chevrolet Trailblazer. Lawrence Isgette, 59, of Melrose was arrested Sept. 25 by Clay deputies for DUI. Jose Irizarry, 26, of Keystone Heights, was arrested on Sept. 24, 25 and 26 for grand theft and armed burglary. Union Corinthian Eli Williams, 17, of Raiford was arrested Sept. 24 by Union deputies for conspiracy to commit robbery with a firearm, conspiracy to commit a felony using a mask or hood, using two-way communication device to commit a felony, possession of narcotics and liquor person under 21, carrying a concealed weapon and resisting an officer. According to the arrest report, investigators received a tip that Williams was planning to rob the Kangaroo store in Raiford. Phone calls between Williams and a confidential source were monitored and recorded by UCSO, with Williams discussing his plan to use a BB gun that looks like a real gun to rob the store. Also discussed was a plan where Williams would take a hostage in the store, how he would wear a mask and black clothing and the time he would call to say he was on his way to the Kangaroo. For safety reasons, UCSO staged a take down of Williams before he reached the store. When Williams called the confidential source to say he was leaving, deputies spotted him on a bike in the area of his home headed toward the store and stopped and arrested him, finding the BB gun, a folding knife, a pipe with marijuana residue in it and an alcoholic beverage on him. Thomas Gregory Canavan, 21, of Worthington Springs was arrested Sept. 30 by Union deputies on warrant for probation violation. Malachi Skye Fields, 32, of Hampton was arrested Sept. 29 by Union deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. Jacob Ryan Knight, 19, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 24 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Knight attacked his mom at her home after becoming upset with her during an argument. He first punched several holes in the bathroom door, then shoved the victim and hit her in the head approximately five times before kicking her in the shin. Larry Wayne Langford Jr., 46, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 24 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Langford had been drinking and started arguing with his father. Langford shoved the victim into a chair and then picked up a chair and broke it. He then threw it into the yard, missing his father by a couple of feet. Aaron Tyler McCurry, 19, was arrested Sept. 23 by Union deputies on a warrant for felony larcenytheft is $300 or more but less than $5,000. Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union t Crime t
Monitor reporter he had run five laps, but he was still running approximately 20 minutes after that. Walkers/runners were required to walk only two laps. The other Going the Extra Mile award went to Dave Stone, better known as the Kraken, who, along with Katelyn Sims, is one of the Dreadknots on the History Channel show Ax-Men. The Kraken walked right alongside Sims during the event. (Capt. Clint Roberts of the Dreadknots was going to come as well, but vehicle trouble prevented him from doing so.) Sims said she is grateful for the support she receives from both the Kraken and Capt. Clint in spreading the word about CF. Its awesome knowing that they support the cause just as much as they support anything else they do, she said. Its awesomejust the fact that even on the show and any appearances we go to, they always make sure I have the opportunity to spread the word about it and get information to people. Leisa Sims said her daughter being on Ax-Men has helped her spread awareness of CF. She talked of one man who sent a message to her daughter telling her that he and his family watched Ax-Men every Sunday night because of her. Katleyn Sims active lifestyle gives hope to the family, which includes an 8-year-old girl with CF. You taught us she has a life, and we want to thank you for that, the man told Katelyn. Leisa Sims certainly agrees that her daughter is an inspiration to others. She has personally witnessed the hospital stays and other health issues her daughter has dealt with, only to see her daughter go on and do such things as being a cheerleader in high school and participating in various pageants. Katelyn is currently the reigning Miss TriCounty. Seeing her daughter walk in the Great Strides event, despite not feeling well, was certainly an encouragement to her. She still did this walk, Leisa said. Did I do my second lap? Yeah, because of her. If youd like to know more about cystic fibrosis and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, please visit cff.org. To make a donation toward the BradfordUnion Great Strides, click on the Great Strides and Find a Walk/Team links. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B STRIDES Continued from 1B Hadley Woodall Dreadknots? Wood (second from left) and (second from Katelyn Sims before taking Megan Starling gives a
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For a few special people, passing on this love, and the skills to go with it, becomes a vocation, which serves them for their entire life. Although he was born in Jacksonville, Greg Alvarez said he has always lived in Bradford County on the 100acre farm, which has been in his family for almost 150 years. He is the oldest child of Harold and Myrtle (Johns) Alvarez. His younger brother, Jimmy Alvarez, is the Bradford County property appraiser, and his sister, Lisa Rodgers, works with the Guardian ad Litem program. Alvarez was born in 1950 and educated in Bradford County schools, where agricultural education was a natural choice of study for him. He also joined the Future Farmers of America (FFA) one of the few extracurricular activities open to him. Transportation was an issue for me, Alvarez said. It was either ride the bus or walk about eight miles. I really wanted to play football, but I just couldnt imagine staying after school for practice, then walking that distance home. Besides, I needed to help Dad on the farm. Harold was a carpenter in Jacksonville, so if Alvarez didnt help out, Harold would have to come home and get much of the farm work done after work. Alvarez worked in what he calls one of the largest home gardens in the county, took care of the livestock and did whatever other jobs needed doing around the farm. My dad felt that he was put here to help people, Alvarez said. The garden was huge and we grew a little bit of everything. Dad would hear about people needing help and would give them food. People showed up at the farm all the time needing help. Everyone was welcome and we had plenty. I never remember going to the store with my mother and seeing her buy vegetables or meat. She bought staples like flour, sugar, cornmeal and such. Alvarez said they also had about 10 pecan trees on the farm and his mother used these to make desserts throughout the year sweet breads, cakes, pies and cookies. When Alvarez was 15, the family ventured out into producing greens on a commercial basis. They devoted about 12 acres to the project and grew several varieties mustard, collard, turnip and rutabaga. Every evening, seven days a week, Alvarez and his brother would harvest and wash the greens and load them in the truck. At 3 a.m., Alvarez would leave, often with his grandfather Joel, and travel to the produce market on Beaver Street in Jacksonville, driving on a hardship license. He and his grandfather would sell the greens straight off the truck until it got to be time to head back to Bradford County so Alvarez could make it to school. His father was adamant on that point, telling his son, Get to school even if you have to bring the whole load back. One day, opportunity came knocking in the form of a produce buyer from the A & P grocery store warehouse in Jacksonville. He said he liked the look of the greens and asked Alvarez if he could provide a total of 30 dozen bunches three times a week and bring them to the warehouse. Alvarez jumped at the chance and the deal was struck. Now Alvarez carried a dedicated load and once he got it sorted and unloaded at the warehouse he could come home no more sitting at the market for hours trying to sell all he had. Soon after starting this dedicated run, he discovered the canning factory nearby. When there was a period of blight on the greens, Alvarez and his brother would pull up the roots, wash then and sell a couple bushels at the cannery on the way home. The money for the turnips was theirs, but the money from the greens went into the family coffers. Things were tight sometimes, Alvarez remembered. On the way back to Bradford County, I was allowed to get myself something for breakfast before school and buy gas out of the greens money. I tried to eat as cheaply as possible because I really hated to spend the money I saw how hard my mom and dad had to work and I wanted to do whatever I could to help them. Once I started getting the turnip money I could buy my own and still have something left over. Of course, back then, I could get a 16-ounce Pepsi and a king-size Baby Ruth candy bar for 15 cents. During Alvarezs senior year, he was FFA chapter president in Bradford and his family made the decision to go into chicken farming. The company they signed on with provided the chickens and the feed, while the family provided the labor and equipment. They put up their first house in 1968. It wasnt a bad deal, Alvarez said. They would bring in the chicks and feed, then come back and get the chickens eight weeks later. During those eight weeks, there wasnt a lot of work, and Alvarez shared his love of the land as longtime ag teacher
to Tareke Lewis to put Palatka up 12-0 at the 10:55 mark of the second quarter. The Panthers threatened to score again after driving from their own 38 to the Bradford 1, but a fumble was recovered by Bradfords Jameaze McNeal. Three plays later, Bradford quarterback Jacob Luke slipped in the end zone, resulting in a safety. The Panthers then added a touchdown after receiving the ensuing free kick, scoring on Smiths 52-yard reception from Terrence Marshall. It was a 21-0 game with 4:04 remaining in the first half. Dontaevoe Evans returned a punt 30 yards to give the Panthers a first down at the Bradford 24. Bradfords Jenkins ended the scoring threat when he picked off a pass around the 10-yard line and returned it to the Palatka 3-yard line. The Tornadoes were still at the 3 on third down, but Luke rolled to his right and lofted a pass back across the field to Jeffers in the end zone for a touchdown with 19 seconds left in the half. Jud Hicks PAT made it 21-7. What momentum that score may have generated evaporated quickly when the Panthers scored twice in the first two minutes of the second half. Palatkas Lewis returned the second-half kickoff for a score. The Panthers then recovered a Bradford fumble, leading to Ben Myles 3-yard touchdown run to make the score 35-7. Bradford did put together a 69-yard scoring drive, which featured a 23-yard reception by Shawn Aaron on a third-down play and a 9-yard reception by Jeffers on a fourth-down play. Jeffers reception set up first down at the Palatka 25. Dequan Blackshear scored on a run from there. Two plays later, the Panthers were on the board again, with Lewis taking a short pass from Smith and turning it into a 62yard touchdown. Palatka added two more scores following Bradford turnovers, with Jacques Brown scoring on a 1-yard run and Myles scoring on a 36-yard run. The Panthers averaged 10 yards per play and finished with 357 yards. They averaged three plays per scoring drive, with the Bradford 46-yard line being their average starting field position. Thanks to turnovers, Palatkas average starting field position in the second half was the Bradford 35. Blackshear was the leading ground gainer for Bradford with 28 yards on three carries. Luke completed 7-of-12 passes for 45 yards, with Aaron catching three of those for 38 yards. The Tornadoes host District 4-4A opponent Interlachen (05) for homecoming on Friday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. The Rams are coming off of a 54-0 loss to Santa Fe. Like Bradford, Interlachen has mostly played up in class. The Rams and the Tornadoes have each played three Class 5A teams. The teams are also similar in terms of average scores. 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Bradford (0-5) trailed 21-7 at the half, with Drian Jenkins returning an interception approximately 90 yards to set up Jacob Lukes 3-yard touchdown pass to Don Jeffers before the end of the first half. The Panthers, though, returned the secondhalf kickoff for a touchdown and quickly added another touchdown after recovering a fumble on Bradfords second play from scrimmage in the half. The Panthers (2-2) scored four touchdowns in all off of turnovers in the second half. Palatka scored less than two minutes into the game when a Bradford punt was blocked and recovered in the end zone by Jhamyd Floyd. Bradfords offense, which gained only 111 yards, did cross midfield on its third possession following a Palatka fumble that was recovered by Don Jeffers. However, with a first down at the Palatka 41, the Tornadoes were flagged for illegal procedure before losing yards on the next two plays. Bradford eventually punted. Floyd recovered a fumble for the Panthers at the Bradford 31-yard line. One play was all quarterback Deabrie Smith needed to throw a touchdown Palatka scores 5 touchdowns in 2nd half, defeats BHS 56-13 904-368-0687 phwww.starkedivorce.comMARGARET 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 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford Middle School is in a new conference this season and improved to 2-2 against conference teams with a thrilling 8-7 win over Green Cove Springs on Sept. 23. Trailing 7-0 at the half, the Hurricanes (3-2 overall) scored on a 24-yard pass from Jackson Smith to James Martin. The twopoint conversion by Tylan Davis put Bradford up 8-7. Kanler Vann sealed the win when he intercepted a Green Cove Springs pass in the Bradford end zone with 30 seconds left in the game. Bradford used to play in the Suwannee Middle Athletic Conference, but is now a member of the Northeast Florida Athletic Conference, which is composed of Clay County schools. Besides the win over Green Cove Springs, the Hurricanes have a 36-0 conference win over Keystone Heights sandwiched between conference losses of 8-6 to Orange Park and 41-0 to Lake Asbury. Brewington said Bradford beat itself in the loss to Lake Asbury, particularly noting that players were hanging their heads before the game was over. Bradford is composed of a lot of younger kids this year who havent learned yet how to fight through adversity, Brewington said, adding, When they understand that, theres no one who can beat us. The season opener, which was scheduled for Aug. 26 at home, was a forfeit win against Baker County. Bradford then lost 8-6 to Orange Park on Sept. 2. We were playing a bigger school, of course, but the boys played their hearts out, Brewington said. Bradford hosted Keystone on Sept. 9, with its defense not allowing a first down in the 36-0 win. That was proof the Hurricanes could bounce back in a big way after a loss. Can we bounce back again from another (loss)? Brewington asked prior to his teams Sept. 23 game against Green Cove Springs. He said he saw no indication that his team couldnt, and the Hurricanes proved him right. Offensively, the Hurricanes have no problem running the ball, Brewington said, adding that if the passing game comes around, the team would be unbeatable. Weve got to definitely improve there, Brewington said. In regard to the defense, Brewington said, We fly to the ball, but weve just got to be a little more aggressive. The strength of the team is the play on the offensive and defensive lines, Brewington said, singling out eighth-grader Jaquez Mosley as a key factor. He does what is necessary to get the job done, Brewington said. The coach said eighth-grade skill players Davis, Martin and Jeremiah Vaughn are also big factors. Bradford lost some bigtime players from last years SMAC championship team, including Aundre Carter, who is currently starting on Bradford High Schools varsity team, and Charles Strong, who is currently starting on P.K. Yonges varsity team. Brewington, though, said this years eighth-graders are just as talented and will also go on to do good things after middle school. Besides Davis, Martin, Mosley, Vann and Vaughn, Bradfords eighth-graders are Dalton Baker, Taurus Coleman, Taz Curry, Jonathan Evans, Auriyana Hankerson, Jacobi Harris, Seth Johnson, Cayden Martin and Samuel Simmons. Bradford played Wilkinson this past Tuesday and will host Lakeside on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. before closing the season on the road at Oakleaf on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 5 p.m. BMS is 3-2 after 1-point victory
BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor The Union County High School football team lost to Hamilton County 31-21 after blowing out their first four opponents of the season. The Tigers (4-1) shot themselves in the foot thanks to missteps by special teams especially with problems returning kicksand the offense, which had trouble airing the ball out. The result was eight turnovers (if you count the last one after the final buzzer), with two touchdowns off of them being the difference. Last week, head coach Ronny Pruitt warned his team they were fixin to get into the fire, and the Tigers got burned from the first play. Right off the bat, the Trojans (4-1) blew things wide open with a 60-yard kickoff return. The extra point immediately put them up 7-0 to start the game. The Tigers then made little progress, going three-and-out, and a blocked punt gave the ball back to Hamilton County. However, Union Countys Josh Smith kept the Trojans in line and then recovered a fumble on the second play. I tell you what, our defense is really good, observed Tim Rose, who serves as the team chaplain and is the associate and youth pastor at Sardis Baptist Church in Worthington Springs. Pruitt agreed. We did everything in the world not to help (Hamilton County), he said. Bad field position kept them on the field told the kids, coming out, defense is what is going to win this.We put them in bad spots all night long. And play their part they did. In fact, the silver lining in this heartbreaking game came from a stellar performance by the defense, as theyve consistently done throughout the season. Though not perfect, Smith and companyDarian Robinson, Alden McClellon, Isaiah Johnson, Jacquez Warren, Treyce Hersey, James Ford, Casey Driggers and Josh Hedmanconsistently shut down the Trojans, easily giving the offense a chance to score, which it failed to do. The Tigers went three-and-out on their second series and punted again on their third, despite picking up two first downs. On Hamilton Countys first play following the change of possession, their quarterback did what he does best and took the ball down the field for a 55yard touchdown. It was one of the defenses few stumbles. The extra point put the Trojans up 14-0 with about three-and-a-half minutes left in the quarter. The tables were definitely turned from last weeks shutout of Interlachen. Union County then immediately fumbled behind the line of scrimmage after Coxs handed off to Antwan Durn, who also had a game very different from his record-setting one last week. The Trojans had the ball back, but the Union County defense shut them down, even stopping a fake field-goal attempt. The Tigers took over and gained a first down before the quarter was over. At the start of the second quarter, quarterback Caleb Cox connected with Cody Miller before throwing an interception. However, Hamilton County fumbled the snap on their next series, and the Tigers recovered. After a couple of completions to Khris Wimpy and Zak Lee who continues to be adept at pulling Coxs passes out of the airJohnson ran the ball several times, including scoring the Tigers first touchdown of the game by taking it in from the 2-yard line with 8:26 to play in the half. The extra point pulled the Tigers to within 14-7. Union Countys defense then held the Trojans to about 20 yards, though they got called for roughing the kicker after Hamilton County made a 38-yard field goal, putting the Trojans up 17-7. On the ensuing kickoff, Durn touched the ball as it went through his hands, letting Hamilton County get the ball near the red zone. After a couple plays, the Trojans quarterback stumbled a bit and then once again ran it, untouched, for a touchdown with a little over three-and-a-half minutes left in the half. The extra point put the Trojans up 24-7. The Tigers still couldnt do much with the ball, but they did recover Hamilton Countys fumble after a punt. Dairon Alexander got a couple of touches, and then Franklin Williams made a couple of catches, including the Tigers second touchdown of the game. The extra point put the score at 24-14. Alexander kept walking along the sideline, waving his hands up and down to get the fans involved. We cant win without the crowd. We cant win without the crowd, he kept saying. The defense came up big in the third quarter, preventing the Trojans from scoring twice after Union County turnovers. Hamilton County did set up for a 26-yard field goal following an interception, which was no good. Union Countys defense didnt get the chance to take the field following the Tigers next turnoveran interception of a tipped pass that the Trojans returned 80 yards for a score and a 31-14 lead. The Tigers continued to play against themselves, but continued to fight till the end. After gaining four first downs, the Tigers put a score on the board on a 4-yard run by Cox halfway through the fourth quarter. The PAT capped the scoring at 31-21. Along with the defense, Tyler McDavid was also on that night, making each of his three extrapoint attempts. Union Countys offense got three more possessionsone of which was the result of a fumble recovery by the defensebut could not put the consistent plays together to march downfield and score. With its first loss, Union County dropped to third in the Class 1A rankings behind Dixie County and now Hamilton County. You cant win a football game turning it over, Pruitt told his team after the game. You cant; you cant expect to win. Were sittin there, fightin and scratchin, trying to keep our head above water, and were shootin our foot off. He explained to his team that this is all about adversity, keeping the momentum going in a gameand beyondwhen things get tough. So, are we going to stay on our backs all week long, and lick this wound, or are we going to get up and we gonna fight, get ready for Dixie County? Pruitt asked. Fight, several players replied, if unenthusiastically. Youre going to have to fight, or theyre going to hold you under water, Pruitt told them. And, as always, he told the team he was proud of them. Perhaps the only other consolation is that this was not a district game, which the coach echoed. The good thing about this, it doesnt keep us from getting our goal, Pruitt said. You understand that? Next week keeps up from getting our goal. On Friday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m., the Tigers host the Dixie County Bears (4-0), who mauled the Tigers twice last season and have already won a District 7 game. The Bears defeated district opponent Williston 37-7 on Sept. 19 and had an open week last week. Before then, the boys in Lake Butler have their work cut out for them as they prepare for their biggest battle yet on the gridiron. Perhaps last weeks loss will steel them for the fight and give them the focus they neednow more than ever. 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BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Keystone Heights High School spotted Newberry 27 points, but launched a comeback effort in the second half before falling to the home standing Panthers 4120 in a non-district football game on Sept. 26 in Newberry. Newberry (2-3) jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead with a 13-yard run by Jason Franklin with 6:36 left in the first quarter and an 11-yard run with 1:55 remaining in the first period. The Indians blocked Newberrys first extrapoint attempt. In the second quarter, the Indian defense forced Newberry to turn the ball over on downs twice. However, Keystone (04) failed to take advantage of the favorable field position, and Newberry scored again with 44 seconds left in the half. Franklin scored on a 1-yard plunge. Newberry quarterback Nick Oelrich (153 yards passing on 18 attempts) powered the 70-yard, half-ending drive with passes of 20, 19 and 30 yards. Tyler OBrians PAT gave the Panthers a 20-0 lead at the break. In the second half, Newberry expanded its advantage, led by Franklin who scored on a 25yard run with 9:20 left in the third quarter. OBrians extra point gave the Panthers a 27-0 lead. Franklin ended the game with 126 yards and four touchdowns on 10 carries. On the ensuing kickoff, Anton Noble took a short Newberry kick on the Keystone 35, broke through a hole in the developing Panther coverage and outran the kicker for a 65-yard touchdown. J.J. Schofield added the extra point, and the Indians were on the board with 9:06 left in the third quarter. On Newberrys next possession, the Panthers drove from their own 20 to midfield, where the drive stalled, and the Panthers punted. However, a running into the kicker penalty allowed Newberry to re-kick. Punter Tanner Fowling caught the snap on the re-kick and ran straight ahead, surprising the Indian punt return team and galloping into the end zone. OBrian added the extra point with 4:57 left in the third quarter, giving Newberry a 34-7 lead and sending many in the homecoming crowd to the exits. Keystone answered the Newberry score with a touchdown drive of its own. A celebration penalty following the Panthers fake-punt touchdown allowed the Indian offense to set up shop on the Newberry 43. Noble contributed runs of 21 and 7 yards, and quarterback Wyatt Harvin completed the drive with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Joe Pace. Schofield added the extra point, closing Newberrys lead to 34-14 with 1:35 left in the third quarter. Newberry returned Schofields kickoff to the Keystone 37, and a pass interference call gave the Panthers the ball on the Indian 17. From there, the Panthers advanced to the 5, where Malik Neal, taking over at quarterback, took the snap and zig-zagged into the end zone. OBrians PAT extended Newberrys lead to 4114 with 11:18 left in the game. Keystone mounted one more scoring drive after Neals score, highlighted by Noble runs of 5, 10 and 20 yards, Austin Hogg rushes of 7, 3 and 11 yards, and Jacob White runs of 1, 9 and 2 yards, with the last being a touchdown plunge with 5:49 left in the game. Schofields extra point left the Indians with a 4120 deficit, which turned out to be the final score. After the game, Keystone head coach Chuck Dickinson complimented his teams resiliency, noting that the Indians went toe-to-toe with Newberry in the second half, but could not overcome the 27-point lead they handed the Panthers in the first 27 minutes. I thought the kids didnt quit, he said. They played hard in the second half. He added that his defense missed too many tackles. It looked like we were still on the bus that first quarter, he said. We had times we missed three, fourwe just missed tackles. The coach conceded that Newberrys Franklin was a difficult back to corral. Hes one that youve got to get tackled before he gets moving, Dickinson said. It looked like we were reaching and not trying to drive through our tackles, he added. Thats something weve got to work on. We had people where they needed to be, but we just missed way too many tackles. Keystone travels to play Eustis this Friday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. Eustis (2-2) is coming off of a 28-0 loss to South Lake. 4C Telegraph, Times & Monitor C Section Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an in tention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus todians, pregnant women and people securing cus tody of children under 18. 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E mail your med-to-hi-resolution digital photo (150dpi+) & ad text to: by 5pm Monday or bring it to:B radford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor( 904) 964-6305 c ash/check/credit cards accepted all for only /wk c overing Bradford, Union & Clay Counties a in our weekly f ree c ommunity shopper: T arget your audience quickly Your Flooring Specialist Vinyl Carpet Ceramic Tile Hardwood & Laminate Floors Visit Our Showroom! SALES SERVICE INSTALLATIONCommerical Residential Se Habla E spaolMon Fri 8:30 am 5:30 pm Sat 9 am Noon 131 N. Cherry St. Starke, FL 32091BUYING POWER OF OVER 1400 STORES BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High Schools volleyball team improved to 4-0 in District 5-4A, defeating Bradford 3-1 (25-20, 25-17, 21-25, 2515) on Sept. 25 in Starke. The Indians (6-2 overall) got six kills each from Hanna Crane and Miriah Maxwell, while Abi Loose had five kills. Crane had 13 assists and four service aces, while Bailey Zinkel and Shelby Skelly had three and two blocks, respectively. Zinkel also had nine digs. Lainie Rodgers had 15 kills, 11 digs and three aces for Bradford (6-9, 2-4). Hannah Jones had 10 digs, while Nyasia Davis had seven kills. Karen Clark and Kia Lane had nine and seven assists, respectively. Prior to playing Bradford, the Indians defeated district opponent Interlachen 3-1 (25-19, 25-9, 20-25, 25-18) on Sept. 23 in Interlachen. Zinkel had seven kills and four aces, while Crane had 24 assists and three aces. Jordan Jennings had five digs and five aces, while Skelly had two blocks and five kills. The Tornadoes played district opponent Santa Fe prior to the Keystone match, losing 3-0 (2517, 25-8, 25-15) on Sept. 23 in Starke. Davis had four kills and two blocks, while Rodgers had five digs. Keystone played Santa Fe this past Tuesday and will travel to play district opponent P.K. Yonge on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m. Bradford played Newberry this past Tuesday and will host KHHS defeats BHS 3-1 in Interlachen on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Union County High Schools volleyball team experienced a big District 7-1A win over Dixie County (covered in the Sept. 25 issue), but has since dropped three straight matches, including a double-header of two-set matches against Christs Church Academy on Sept. 25 in Lake Butler. The Tigers (6-10 prior to Sept. 29) dropped the first match 2-0 (25-20, 26-24), getting 12 kills and 10 digs from Kayla Andrews. Lilly Combs and Kaylan Tucker each had two blocks, with Combs adding eight digs and 10 assists. Madison Adams had seven digs and seven assists, while Madelyn Kish and Tristyn Southerland each had seven digs. In the second match against Christs Churcha 2-0 (26-24, 25-19) lossAndrews and Kish UCHS drops 3 straight in each had six kills. Andrews and Southerland each had nine digs, while Kish had three service aces. Combs and Adams had 10 and seven assists, respectively, with Adams adding six digs. Prior to playing Christs Church, the Tigers traveled to play Branford on Sept. 22, losing 3-2 (25-22, 14-25, 18-25, 25-19, 15-13). Kish and Tucker had 16 and 12 kills, respectively, with Kish adding 12 digs, seven points and three blocks, and Tucker adding 18 pointsnine of which were aces digs and five blocks. Andrews and Devin Lewis each had seven kills, with Andrews adding 34 digs and 11 pointsfive of which were acesand Lewis adding 14 digs, five aces and two blocks. Combs had 23 digs, 20 assists, 10 points and five aces, while Adams had 10 assists. The Tigers played Crescent City and district opponent Chiefland this past Monday and Tuesday. They will host district opponent Newberry on Thursday, Oct. 2, Bell on Monday, Oct. 6, and district opponent Williston on Tuesday, Oct. 7. All matches are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Nicholas Ruise Jr. and Tim Craig shot 40 and 47, respectively, to lead the Bradford High School boys golf team in its Sept. 25 home match against Palatka. Bradford had its best team score of the year at 202, with Ruise, Craig lead young BHS golfers Palatka winning the match with a score of 164. This years Bradford team (06) is young, with Craig being the lone returner and senior. Ruise, who shot his career low against Palatka, is a sophomore, while the rest of the team is composed of freshmen. Tristen Brown tied his career low against Palatka with a 57, while Chase Wilson shot a 58. Ryan Fishburn and Dalton Hart shot 63 and 64, respectively. On Sept. 9, the Tornadoes played a road match against Palatka, finishing with a score of 209 to Palatkas 161. Ruise led Bradford with a score of 44, while Craig shot a 51. Brown, Fishburn and Wilson each had a score of 57, while Hart had a score of 58. Bradford played Eastside on Sept. 18, finishing with a score of 224 to Eastsides 175. Ruise and Craig led the Tornadoes with scores of 44 and 46, respectively, while Brown shot a 63. Hart and Fishburn shot 71 and 75, respectively, while Roddy Reynolds shot an 80.
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6C Telegraph, Times & Monitor C Section Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Mom did most of the day-to-day stuff. It was after they took the chickens away that the work was intense to get ready for the next batch. The chicken house had to be cleaned out and disinfected just in case there was any disease present from the last batch. This meant floor, walls and ceiling. Once everything was clean and dry, then we had to spread fresh litter for the new chicks. We usually had about 10 days to get ready for the new ones. One day during his senior year, Alvarez was the first to show up for ag class one day and walked in on a discussion between his teacher, Paul Hutchins, and another teacher, Bill Costello. The bell rang and Costello got ready to head to his own classroom when he passed Alvarez a question. What are you planning to do when you finish here? Costello asked. Alvarez said that his head was in the immediate future, as it usually was and he answered, Ive got to get home and get some disking done. Costello looked at me like I was crazy, Alvarez remembered. He told me that he meant after high school and I told him I had no plans. He told me that I had a week to decide what I wanted to do with my life or he and Mr. Hutchins would paddle me hard every day until I did. I knew that they both had big paddles and it worried me. I laid awake at night worrying about it. Then it just came to me. When Mr. Costello came back to me a week later I told him that I was going to be an ag teacher. Alvarez said he knew he would have to work to pay for his college, but he also knew that working with the greens was not going to be an option a decision he felt badly about since it brought in about $200 a week. He planned to commute to the University of Florida so he could still help out with the chickens and other farm work, but he also sought outside employment. He ended up bagging groceries at Winn Dixie two or three days a week. When he left to start the school year, he told his boss, Ernie Phillips, that he would like to come back the next summer. He said that Phillips gave him some of the best advice he has ever had about work. He said he was very pleased with my work and on that count I would always be welcome, but he wanted me to go work somewhere else, Alvarez said. He told me that work was an opportunity to learn about different things and people and that I should never go back to where I had had a job before go to another place and make yourself learn new skills and meet different people. True to this advice, Alvarez said he had a different job every summer all through college. One year he worked at the State Hospital in Macclenny. More than anything else, that job taught me compassion, Alvarez said. It taught me to see every person as an individual with their own set of strengths and weaknesses. These lessons have been invaluable to me as a teacher and as a human being. Another job Alvarez had in college lasted for years afterward and all arose from his mothers love of music. It seems that Myrtle had always wanted to learn to play the piano from sheet music and not just by ear. She also insisted that all her children take lessons as well, so Alvarez and his brother and sister took lessons for seven years each until they were in the 10th grade. During my senior year, a man showed up at the farm one day and asked for me, Alvarez said. We were picking peas at the time and I wondered what in the world he wanted. It turned out he was the prison chaplain and he wanted me to play piano for services in maximum security. He said he had been waiting for me to turn 18, since the job required a male adult, and I was the only male piano player he knew of. The farm was only about four miles from the state prison and Alvarez said he would drive over and play for the chaplain at 8 a.m. and still manage to make it to church with his family at Northside at 9 a.m. After he had been doing this for a couple of weeks, the chaplain said that he would be paid out of canteen funds, so he started getting $7.50 a week, with the amount increasing over time to an eventual high of $25. That money went a long way for me, Alvarez said. It bought my gas back and forth from Gainesville for the week and paid for my lunch as well. When Alvarez graduated in 1972, he took a teaching job in Ocala, so his brother took over the playing for services at the prison. Alvarez took his newly minted degree in agricultural education and started his career, not fully aware of what a firstyear teacher in the public schools made at the time. When I got my first monthly check, I actually asked the bookkeeper if she could check and see if there had been some kind of mistake, Alvarez said. She checked everything and told me it was all correct. I had made $444.63 for a month of teaching. Once again, providence shined on Alvarez. Chaplain Redding, who Alvarez had worked with at FSP, transferred to the Sumter County Correctional Institution in Bushnell and needed a piano player, and he hired Alvarez for $25 a week. The assistant chaplain at the prison also happened to be the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dunnellon and he needed a piano player as well, for which he would pay $50 a week. Every Sunday, Alvarez would drive to Bushnell and play at the prison, then drive to Dunnellon for morning services. One of the families in the congregation would take him home with them, feed him and provide him with a room to rest or whatever until time for the evening service. It was then back to the church to play, and then he would head home to Ocala to be ready for school on Monday morning. The next school year, Alvarez came back to Bradford County to teach and had to say goodbye to his prison jobs but not for long. Two years later, Chaplain Redding returned to FSP and Alvarez began playing the piano at services again, along with his brother and Ray Norman. In all, I played piano in prisons from age 18 until about 30, Alvarez said. Everything in my life seems to be interconnected, with one thing leading into something else. All the pieces of my life just seem to fit somehow. I took piano lessons and enjoyed them, but at the time it wasnt something a guy wanted talked around at school. But thanks to those lessons, I was able to make extra money when I really needed it. Alvarez said he is still doing church music at revivals, singing at weddings and, sadly, at a couple of funerals of students. Alvarez returned to BHS in the fall of 1973 and spent 34 years there teaching agricultural science and working with the FFA. For 13 of those years he taught along with his ag teacher, Paul Hutchins, until Hutchins retirement. He said one of the best things about BHS was that the school has the biggest school farm in the state actually owned by the school and not leased 175 acres. Agricultural science really deals with things that everyone who is a homeowner should know, Alvarez said. Its not all about farming for a living. Its about trees and lawns and how to care for animals. Its learning what pesticide you need for what problem, or what fertilizer is best on what plant. Its also about public speaking and leadership. These are skills not readily available in many other areas of study, but practical knowledge. Alvarez has enough stories to fill several volumes from his years at BHS some happy, some sad and some hilarious. Likewise, he has memories of a hundred or more standouts among his students more than can be mentioned in a single story. Names like Kim Landry (then Tenly), Gordon Smith, Doug York, Andy Redding, Bobby Adams, Jason Polk and Shelley Reddish all bring a smile to his face. Alvarez left BHS and taught the last six years of his 40-year teaching career in Middleburg. During this time he was also making plans for his own retirement and wanted to do something which included his wife, Kris. She would be retiring from Bradford Pre-School after 30 years. They ended up hay farming and raising mules on the side. We work the hay together, Alvarez said. With my wife in a closed-cab tractor or on a loader, she is as strong as I am. Farming hay gives Alvarez plenty of time to spend on his music and to spend time with his grandchildren Huck, son of Alvarezs son, Jesse, and Kayla, and Grady, son of Alvarezs daughter Whitney Harrell, and her husband, Lee. In some ways, he said he misses not the teaching, but the kids. I wasnt like a ninth-grade English teacher who would have a kid in class for one year and them they went on, Alvarez said. I had my kids for four years and saw most of them at home (while working on projects) as well as at school. I got to really watch them grow and achieve and learn more than is possible in a single year. Alvarez said he wanted to give special thanks to all the members of the community who support agricultural education in the county and said he felt that without them, the program would not be possible in the depth which it is offered today. Continued from 1C