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Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 102 nd Year 24 th Issue 75 CENTS Union volleyball team falls to 4-3 in district, 9B Radio work an extension of Emersons love of football, 3B Tigers mauled by Bears, 30-18 Sustain first district loss The Union County High School football team shot itself in the other foot in its District 7-1A opener against Dixie County on Oct. 3, losing 30-18, though the Tigers fared better against the Bears than they did Hamilton County 2-0) are the number-one team in the state. The defense continued to play well, and special teams tightened things up, but again the Tigers gave up two touchdowns due to turnovers, and were stripped of a couple thanks to penalties. Franklin Williams congratulates Caleb Cox on scoring a touchdown on a quarterback sneak. The Tigers have a bye week, then face Newberry on Oct. 17. Read the full report in Regional News, 6B. www.StarkeJournal.com Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 386-496-2261 Cell 352-283-6312 Fax 386-4962858 email@example.com www.StarkeJournal.com www.facebook.com/unioncountytimes etc October is Fall Beautification Month As always in October, the city of Lake Butler, in coordination with Union County, will provide extra removal of trash and debris, at no additional costs. For any questions, call City Hall at 386-496-3401. 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. 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! WS Activity Program bake sale, Oct. 11 The Worthington Springs Activity Program is holding a bake sale at Spires IGA on Oct. 11, from 8 a.m. till sold out. They will also host bingo at the Worthington Springs Community Center on Oct. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be available. 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. Health dept. closes LB splash park Chlorine level slightly below requirement, will reopen after state engineer inspection BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor On Friday, Sept. 26, the Florida Department of Health closed the Lake Butler splash park after discovering that the chlorine level was too low during its semi-annual inspection. The department conducts inspections twice per year on water/splash parks, Environmental Manager Sallie A. Ford replied in an email. The Florida Administrative Code (Chapter 64E-9) states the chlorine level in these types of parks must be maintained between 1 and 10 mg/L (parts per million). According to Lake Butler City Manager Dave Mecusker, the city was just below that requirement. The water being utilized by the splash park was 0.9 milligrams. This is the level required of our water treatment plant and is classified as potable water (drinkable). This would be drinking water and would also be used for private swimming pools, showers, etc., in the home, Mecusker responded by email. When it was brought to our attention that the chlorine levels needed to be between 2.0 and 4.0 mg/L due to the facility being a public park, we immediately raised the chlorine levels to their current level of 2.5. Mecusker added that the chlorine and pH readings must be conducted twice daily (six hours apart) by the operator, and that the water falls within the pH level of 7.2/7.8. The city manager also said that the health department never informed city that it needed an operating permit for the splash park, even though the health department was present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony and neither the health department nor the engineers or the contractors informed us of this requirement. See SPLASH, 3A UCs six clubs key to that BY AMANDA RHODES 4-H Program Assistant The four Hs in 4-H are: Head, Health, Heart and Hands. These four values are the core of the 4-H organization and are carried out by not only our local youth but around the world. 4-H now reaches seven million young people in more than 50 countries. Union County, along with others around the country, celebrates National 4-H Week, Oct. 5-11. Research has shown that youth involved in 4-H are more likely to contribute to their community and to be involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Furthermore, girls involved in 4-H are twice as likely in 10th grade and nearly three times more likely in 12th grade to take part in science programs as compared to girls in other activities. With the help of our volunteers we now have six clubs in Union County. Our new club, Pioneers, this year is led by Megan Thornton and Lorie Bahde. They will be focusing on survival techniques and outdoor skills. Duke Emerson once again will be heading up our shooting club. Donna Harris is leading our livestock club located in Raiford. Our largest club, Growers and Showers, in Providence, is headed up by Kristi Williams. Brandy Tomlinson has been a dedicated leader of the Groves and Dawn Ripplinger is head chef of the cooking club. Over the past year, these leaders have given of themselves in order to help our community youth succeed. These clubs have participated in many activities from competitions to community service. For instance, during the annual Farm City program our 4-Hers help to serve and clean up after the approximately 275 people in attendance. On Jan. 11 the Growers and Showers club organized an inaugural goat show held at the FFA barn in Lake Butler. Eleven contestants were involved in the show. Brenda Herberling graciously judged the event. Not only did she judge but she also spent valuable time with 4-H makes youth better citizens, students See 4-H, 2A
2A Union County Times Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 Members of MLS systems providing excellent access to properties & listing exposure! www.SwiftCreekRealty.netOur Locations: Lake Butler12469 West SR 100 32054Lake City1140 SW Bascom Norris Dr. Ste. 106 32025 Gainesville3917 NW 97th Blvd. 32606 (800) 833-0499 (386) 496-0499 HOME w/ RENTAL INCOMEon 5.48+/Acres!$145,000!IMMACULATE HOMEw/ fenced back yard!$157,900!NEAR BRADFORD/UNION CO LINEBrick Home w/ Beautiful Yard!$129,900 (reduced)! Carrie Cason Broker Associate Amber Roberts-Crawford Broker/Owner Austen Roberts Sales Associate Matt Cason Sales Associate 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 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 Coming in October rfnf rtbr tf Get the coop brt Reach Florida with a single phone call! Hello Dobbs to be honored in Raiford, Oct. 25 On Saturday, October 25, 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. American Legion meeting, Oct. 11 American Legion is meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Lake Butler. Raiford Town Meeting moved to Wed., Oct. 15 For October only, the Raiford Town Council meeting has been moved to a Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m. Gospel quartet at Lulu Advent, Oct. 17 Lulu Advent Christian Church is hosting Lumber River, a gospel quartet, on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. The concert will be followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments. Beef Cattle Production Workshop, Oct. 21 As part of the 2014 TriCounty Beef Update, the Baker County Extension Office is hosting a Beef Cattle Production Workshop on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the extension offices auditorium. The cost is $5. Call to register by Oct. 17 at 904259-3520. Light snacks will be provided. 12 Steps program at Grace Christian Grace Christian Fellowship in Lake Butler is now offering a 12 Steps class for anyone who may need it. It is a Christian, Bible-based study guide for use in recovery from addiction to drugs, alcohol or other out-ofcontrol habits. For more info call 386-496-2859. etc the contestants teaching and showing the youth how to set up the goat, not only to the judge but also to the audience. Our Shooting club participated in the 4-H State Archery Contest in Newberry and at the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) in Bronson. We also had members from the Livestock club who won both the senior and junior divisions in livestock judging at the Bradford County Fair, and members from the Growers and Showers club attending the Clay County Agricultural Fair, placing first in livestock judging. One of our largest programs, school enrichment, focuses on many areas such as STEM, 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest, embryology and Project Learning Tree (PLT). This past Oct. 26 many educators gathered together at the University of Florida for a PLT workshop. Alison Jones, a 4-H volunteer and teacher, along with Case Emerson, Shooting Club member, presented two different sessions. Jones and Emerson led the group in forest Jeopardy. Jones led a group in Every Drop for Itself. These two hands-on activities enabled the educators to teach their students about the conservation of fuel and knowledge of forest and forest products. The Union County 4-H Foundation, Inc. was established in May 1981 and is still the main source of support for our 4-H clubs. The foundation is run on a volunteer basis and 100 percent of all donations go straight to the 4-H programs. This year the foundation renamed its scholarship to the Colan Coody 4-H Foundation Scholarship. This was announced at our annual 4-H Foundation supper and auction. The auction is our one fundraiser for the year. This years attendance was the largest that we have ever had. In 1993, Coody started his career as the Union County 4-H program assistant. He has been an asset not only to our county clubs and schools but also to surrounding counties. He has helped others in the starting of their own auction and canoe trips, and by mentoring in the preparation of their county events programs, to name a few. In recognition of all of his dedication, he was nominated by Heather Futch from Hamilton County and then inducted into the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame. Coody is the second person from Union County to be inducted; the first was J. Lowell Loadholtz in 2010. However, Coody was the only one to have his career in Union County. The biggest change for us this year is the retirement of Coody. We will all miss him. If you are interested in volun teering or being a leader, please contact 4-H Program Assistant Amanda Rhodes at the Union County Extension Office at 386496-2321 or email@example.com 4-H 4-H Continued from 1A Honored to serve 4-H BY AMANDA RHODES 4-H Program Assistant I feel extremely blessed to be a resident of Union County and now I feel even more honored in becoming the Union County 4-H program assistant. For those of you who do not know me, my name is Amanda Rhodes and I have been challenged with the task of filling (retiring 4-H Program Assistant Colan Coodys) shoes. My family and I moved to Union County in August of 2007, which was also the same time that I met Colan and became a 4-H leader. Over the past seven years I have either been a club leader or volunteered to help our local 4-H. Growing up I was actively involved in both 4-H and FFA, participating in both showing animals and competing on judging teams. After high school I attended the University of Florida where I earned my bachelor of science in animal science. I hope that these experiences will help me to have many successful years as the Union County 4-H program assistant. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and my door is always open to ideas and suggestions. Thankful for 4-H years BY COLAN COODY Retiring 4-H Program Assistant For the past 20 years, I have been blessed to work with and be a part of a great program, Union County 4-H. Over the years I learned to listen more and talk less. Guess thats why we have two ears and one mouth. I have watched so many of our young people grow up, it seems strange that now they are our leaders, movers and shakers. This is what we strive for: Preparing our youth to come up and take responsibility for our community. I truly hope we have provided the real life experiences to prepare them to take care of us in our old age. I have been asked what do I want to do when I grow up? Why grow up? Stay young, enjoy life and share it with a child. The time you spend listening to a young person is time you will always remember. On a river trip, the children were told not to go on posted land. Well around the bend you could hear laughter and play. As I rounded the bend they were standing on the posted sign swinging off into the river. I asked, What up with not following the rule? I was told that only counts if you swing the other way, so now you know where to swing in the river. The biggest part of my 4-H career was spent with (former Union County Extension Agent) Jacque Breman. As a friend and mentor Jacque showed me how to listen, when to step up and when to walk away. Jacque let me have my experiences, and clipped my wings as needed. Today I have a good friend who encourages me to do better, and listen when I mess up. Its not every day you get a good friend like this. I have enjoyed the last 20 years and will remember the days of joys and tears. As with my Air Force career, I do not miss the work, just the people. I will not miss doing a report, but will be sad not to be at Camp Cherry Lake, cooking in the office, watching children try to paddle a canoe or tie a fishing knot. Listening to a child explain, How do you do that? Most of all, Can we please raid the kitchen or get me out of this work. As with everything there is a season and time. Mine has come and gone; yours is here. Enjoy the time, and you too will say, I remember when.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 Union County Times 3A 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 When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5pm to 7pm Where: Raiford Community Center Why: Meet Steve Klein Candidate for Union County Commissioner, District 2 Menu: Pork and rice, green beans, roll, sweet tea and dessert. Price: FREEPlease Come Out & Meet Me & My Family!Paid Political Ad By Steve Klein For County Commissioner, District 2 Furthermore, two city staff must complete a certified pool operator course from a licensed instructor within 60 days. He said training is scheduled for the Oct. 21-22 for seven of employees. Mecusker was happy to share that health department tested the splash park and the lake water for E. coli and both samples came back negative. It is our commitment to assure the public that the splash park is within safe guidelines and operating under the requirements assuring a sake enjoyable environment, Mecusker added. By Tuesday of this week, the city had applied for the operating permit and submitted all required paperwork with the health department, but they have to wait on a state engineer out of Orlando to sign off on the splash park before it can reopen. As of press time, no date had been set. We have been advised by the health department that even though we have all the information requested, submitted, we cannot open the park, Mecusker shared in frustration via email. The park first opened earlier this year, at the end of March, after the idea for it was initially discussed in July 2008. For updates, contact City Hall at 386-496-3401. SPLASH Continued from 1A Only a state inspection will reopen the splash park to the many children and families who enjoy it daily. Cuban-born suspect and wife stole $250,000 in electricity to grow 200 plants BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor A month long surveillance operation by the Union County Sheriffs Office Drug Task Force at a southwest Union County residence resulted in the seizure of nearly 200 marijuana plants and hundreds of thousands of dollars in seized grow operation equipment on Sept. 30. Additionally, more than a quarter mil lion dollars was seized in other proper ty and equip ment that aid ed the crimi nal enterprise. Two arrests were made: Rolando Dopico, 46, of Cuban descent, and his wife Miladys Delgado, 44. They are charged with numerous felonies includ ing maintaining a grow opera tion and possession of firearms during commission of a felony. Investigators first learned of this case from an anonymous tip. As the surveillance operation began, UCSO called in the Drug Enforcement Agency after inves tigators identified a Cuban con nection to South Florida. The property is located at 12615 SW 56th Trail, just off State Road 121 and north of Worthington Springs. It included a sophisticated camera sys tem to warn the occupants of anyone ar riving on the property. After ob taining a per mit, sheriffs deputies and DEA agents surrounded the location and made a forced entry into the compound after securing several dogs that were captured by ani mal control officers. Investigators and agents breached several out buildings that revealed sophisti cated wiring and lighting to grow hundreds of marijuana plants for distribution between Lake Butler and South Florida. DEA agents confiscated the plants, and power company officials assisted with the lighting system. They determined that the sus pects were diverting power, ille gally stealing nearly $250,000 in electricity to run an operation that had been underway since about 2011, after the couple moved in. Officers also found numerous animals including other dogs, several goats and horses that were malnourished and required medical attention. The dogs used for guarding the compound were safely removed. The search uncovered busi ness ledgers as well as weapons and other implements common ly used in the drug trade. Items seized included vehicles, weap ons, GPS devices and a large sea worthy craft. According to the police report, Rolando told officers that he had yet to sell any of his crops be cause they had not fully matured. However, marijuana was found in plastic bags in dressers inside the residence. At press time, UCSO Capt. Doug York said that more arrests are pending. UCSO, DEA raid major pot operation near WS DOPICO DELGADO ABOVE: The couple grew pot plants in several sheds. BELOW: DEA agents Learning how to handle Old Glory On Sept. 2 Colan Coody and Amanda Rhodes went to Lake Butler Elementary School and met with the safety how to properly lower, fold and raise the American and I am going to try my best to keep people safe and serve my country. My duties as safety patrol are at their pole. I am going to always set a good example for all students and perform my duties faithfully. It is a big honor of this year, wrote fourth-grader Kendall Johnson about the event. Angela Tucker, Colan Coody, Ian Brannen and Reagan Robinson.
4A Union County Times Thursday, Oct. 9, 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 On Sept. 23, the Union County School Board and Superintendent Carlton Faulk recognized Sherry Barnett, who retires after three decades of service. Sherry served as the media specialist and librarian at Lake Butler Middle School and taught in the gifted program there. Charley Perry retired from the Union County Solid Waste Department on Sept. 19 after 27 years of dedicated service. He was honored by his co-workers with a luncheon. Perry was awarded a plaque and a clock presented to him by his supervisor, Jimmy Beasley, in appreciation of his dedication and hard work. Perry originally started with the county on May 19, 1987, as a Road Department employee, back when it was located at the current EMS station. The solid waste division was created in 1990 and Perry moved over there where he remained for the next 24 years as a roll-off driver. Perry is a hardworking, dedicated employee who is well liked and respected by everyone who has the pleasure of knowing him. He is truly one kind of a man who will be missed tremendously by his co-workers and friends. They all wish Perry a happy retirement and hope he takes some time to enjoy himself.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 Union County Times 5A 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.) Coming in October rfntbtf rftfntnt tft Get the coopttt btfnfr Halftime fun at The Jungle in May. The event allowed people to test drive vehicles to raise money for UCHS. Murray TOP: Murray Ford also sponsored a truck race in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. UCHS seniors and faculty each pushed their respective truck on a section of the Have a story to share or some news? Email it to us at uctimes@ windstream.net
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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 pursuant 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 thereun der. 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 pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B27, 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 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, including any unknown spouse of the said De fendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, credi tors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named De fendant(s) and such of the aforemen tioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown De fendants as may be infants, incompe tents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to fore close a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Union County, Florida, more particu larly described as follows: A PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING A TOTAL AREA OF 7.26 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LYING, BEING AND SIT UATE IN SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA MORE PARTIC ULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTH WEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE RUN NORTH 22.30 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NUM BER 791; THENCE RUN SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER 791, A DISTANCE OF 281.60 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND; THENCE CONTINUE RUNNING ING ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NUM BER 791, A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION 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 publica tion of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or imme diately 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 order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the pro vision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gaines ville, Florida 32601 (352) 491-4490 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 10/2 2tchg 10/9-UCT LEGAL NOTICE: Planning Committee to Meet Tues day, October 14th 2014 The Union County LMS Planning Com mittee/Work Group will meet at 10 AM on Tuesday, October 14th at the Union County Emergency Management Of fice. The County encourages any inter ested citizens and business owners to attend and provide input. The Commit tee guides the preparation of the Union County LMS, which serves as a plan to for protecting people and property from the affects of natural disasters and to build a safer and stronger communi ty. Please contact the Union County Emergency Management at: (386) 496-4300 for more information. 10/9 1tchg-UCT Legals
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 Union County Times 7A UNION POWER EQUIPMEN T386-496-2651Small Engine Sales, Service & Parts 4-H... A Job Well Done!State Road 121 North of Hardees Lake Butler, FLOpen Monday-Friday 8am to 5:30pm We proudly support our 4-H Teams!710 E. Main St. Lake Butler, FLOwners Darren & Pam Summers386-496-3334128 S. Walnut St. Starke, FL904-964-5289 JacksonBuilding Supply JBS Serving Our Community For Over 50 Years Supporting our Local 4-H and all their good work!STARKEUS-301S 964-6078 LAKE BUTLER145 SW 6th Ave. 496-3079 NORTH FLORIDA EQUIPMENT RENTALSWe Rent & Sell Tools & Equipment!We Proudly Support our Local 4-H!9080 South County Road 231 Lake Butler, FL386-496-2121 Fax: 386-496-2138 MonFri 8am-5pm Sat 8am-12noon For Homeowners & ContractorsTractors Backhoes Excavators Zero Turn Mowers Log Splitters Concrete Equipment Bobcats & Much More! Williams LP Gas Co. 4031 S.W. SR-121, Lake Butler, FL 32054Jeffrey E. Williams, President386-496-3725 Fax: 386-496-1083 WilliamsLPGas.com We Support Our Local 4-H Members E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org COMPLETE APPLIANCE SALES, INSTALLATION, SERVICE & REPAIR (352) 473-9873SUNTHURS 10AM-9PM FRISAT 10AM-10PM7154 S.E. CR 21B Keystone(intersection of SR100 & 21B) ~ FALL FESTIVAL ~Live Band Hay Rides Contests Games & Lots More! Proudly Supporting Our Local 4HBRING THIS AD IN & WE WILL DONATE 10%OF YOUR PURCHASE TO THE UNION CO. 4-H!Good thru 10-19-14 ( 904) 282-7665 M i d d l e b u r g Library Founding librarian Ginny Bird to retire BY MARY C. BROWN Director, UC Public Library A retirement breakfast was held at the Union County Public Library on Sept. 30 in honor of Virginia K. Ginny Bird, Director of the New River Public Library Cooperative. Bird is set to retire effective October 31. Birds career, spanning across nearly three decades, has been a part of some major milestones in Florida libraries. Bird was the driving force behind the formation of the Union County Public Library when she approached the Board of County Commissioners back in 1988. At the time, a proposed ad valorem tax of one-half mil was presented to the local voters to fund the operation of the library. The voters passed the referendum and the Union County Public Library was born, opening its doors for the first time on March 1, 1990. These days overwhelming support for the library referendum continues as it is placed on the ballot every two years for continued funding. Prior to becoming the director in Union County, Ginny Bird received her masters degree in library science from Florida State University and worked as a librarian in Putnam County. In 1997 she helped to form the New River Public Library Cooperative where she became and remains the director. The cooperative serves Union, Bradford and Baker Counties by providing a unified automation system for library materials, as well as qualifying all three counties for state and federal grant funds. In 1993 Bird oversaw the first Internet computers installed in Union Countys library. In 1997 she took care of the finishing touches of the expansion to Union Countys library while just beginning her transition as the cooperative director. Bird has also been active in many organizations including the Lake Butler Rotary Club, the Florida Library Association, the Northeast Florida Library Information Network and many more. We will miss Ginny very much and we will forever be in her debt for helping to build up our libraries and communities, said Union County Public Library Director Mary Brown. ABOVE: Always the consummate librarian, New River gave fellow members of the Lake Butler Rotary Club on showcased books written about the beloved patriotic song. BELOW LEFT: Union County Public Library staff presented Debbie Couture, Tennille Brannen, Priti McNutt, Bird, Director Mary Brown, Mary Weatherholt and Katie Oden.
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BY TRACY LEE TATE Staff Writer Everyone has heard the old saw stubborn as a mule, but one local woman disputes that claim, as experience has taught her it should be capable as a mule. Shelley Raley was born and raised in Bradford County the daughter of Doug and Eileen Raley. She attended Bradford High School, where she studied with agricultural education teacher Greg Alvarez, who would become a lifelong friend. She has been an active member of the Bradford Riding Club, where she started running barrels and learning the basics of working with quarter horses. I was the only person in my family interested in riding horses, but my parents were supportive, Raley said. They saw that I always had a horse and my mother hauled me to the horse shows at the riding club every Saturday night for years. Raley went on to show quarter horses, competing in the allaround amateur division, where she was required to display her and her horses skills in trail, western pleasure and western riding an equitation class where the horse and the rider must demonstrate their ability to work together in complex operations called figures. Raley excelled in these classes, taking best all-around amateur in both 1993 and 1994. She also did some English-style riding as well both jumping and English equitation. Raley was a happy horsewoman until one day she was on a trail ride in Camden, Tennessee and tried out a mule. She loved it a sentiment that was reinforced when she rode mules again in the Grand Canyon. She sold her horses and got started with mules. I got started with mules and I got hooked, Raley said. They are more challenging than horses. They arent really stubborn, but you cant bully them. They think harder than horses, have excellent memories and are good at problem solving. They dont spook as quick as a horse they take a moment to decide if they should fight or flee a situation. Raley started out trail riding mules, but saw mules being shown at a horse-training clinic in Ocala and decided to give that a try as well. She started showing in 2005 and has taken her mules to several states for shows. Although mules have been shown for over 40 years, there is only one mule show in Florida in February at the Tampa State Fairgrounds, Raley said. I go to Shelbyville, Tennessee in July for a big mule and donkey show, where the riding is both English and western. I also travel to Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma and, once, to California. Raley also competes in endurance racing on mules. These races are held all over Florida and can extend from 25 to 100 miles. A 25-50 mile race will be held in a single day, while longer races are held over two days. These are timed races with checkpoints along the way. The animals are veterinarian checked for soundness before being allowed to race and then their heart rates are checked at each checkpoint. Raley has competed against, and beaten, Arabian horses in several of these events. Mules can do anything horses can do, Raley said. They can run just as fast and they are more durable. They have a longer life in general and a longer useful life a horse is usually pretty much done by age 20; mules can live 40 years and be productive for at least 30 of those years. Raley said she is glad that she has been able to pass on her love of riding to her daughter, Dakota Reddish. Although now grown and with a career of her own, Dakota still rides with her mom when she can. Raley said that her ability to take the time she needs for her mule activities, as well as allowing her time with Dakota when she was younger, owes a great deal of credit to her job at Western Steer Family Steakhouse, where she has worked for 30 years. I have enjoyed serving the Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL BY TRACY LEE TATE Staff Writer The ninth annual Starke Bikefest returns to Call Street this weekend, Oct. 10-12, with the event starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10. Live music will be presented until 11 p.m. that opening night, with three bands playing Overdrive (rock, blues and country), 6-7 p.m., J.J. Strickland and the Bounty Hunter Band (southern rock), 7:30-8:30 p.m., and the Jamie Davis Band (country/southern rock), 910:30 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, arranged by the Faith Riders, will be held throughout the day and will include the ever popular PortaPotty pullan 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. A bike show will also take place on Saturday, with registration from 11 a.m. until noon, and awards presented at 2 p.m. in several classes. Saturday music will include: All Fired Up (southern rock), 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Speeshees (rock), 1-2:30 p.m., Big Trouble (southern rock), 3-4:30 p.m., Southern Burn (southern rock) 56:30 p.m., and Clark Hill (southern rock), 78:30 p.m. From 9 p.m. until 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. Bikefest, Bike Bash set for this weekend Shelley Raley and daughter Dakota Reddish race on mules at one of the events they attended together. Rainey enjoys the more challenging ride of mules to horses Shelley Raley takes Geegee over a jump and both of See RALEY, 7B Shelley Raley is a familiar face to anyone who eats at Western Steer Family Steakhouse since shes worked there for 30 years. See BIKE, 3B
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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer From a broadcasting perspective, trying to entertain listeners during a blowout is less than ideal. Charlotte Emerson found herself doing just that the first four weeks of the high school football season, but if youre doing the play by play for WUCR (107.9) of Union County High School football games, thats not too bad, since the call letters UCR stand for Union County Radio. Emerson has been working WUCR broadcasts since 2004. The year got off to an explosive start, with the Tigers winning their first four games by scores of 60-6, 56-7, 41-0 and 59-0. Its a lot more exciting for listeners when its a close game, or at least within two touchdowns, Emerson said, though she admitted that when it comes to the tougher teams on the Tigers schedule, such as Dixie County, she does like a blowout win in favor of Union. I probably am more biased that I should be on occasion, Emerson said, though she added she does try to not scream in excitement when Union County does something good on the field. I know that doesnt communicate well over the radio, she said. Then you end up having to repeat yourself, which is fine. People definitely want to hear the excitement of a game. The former ag teacher for the Union County School District, who now works for the University of Florida, is a lifelong football fan. She said her family never made plans to travel during football season. Our vacation was Florida Field in the fall, she said. I grew up around football. Still, she admitted she found it funny when she was approached about doing color commentary for games on WUCR, with fellow ag teacher David Harris providing the play by play. Emerson said Harris encouraged her, saying she was capable of doing the job. The two would watch videos of game and work on their craft. With a bit of self-deprecating humor, Emerson said, I wasnt sure Id be able to talk that much, but I think Im OK with that. In fact, she was once told she was talking too much. When David Harris and I were still calling the games, I had a man hit me up at the meat counter in Spires, Emerson said. He said, Youve got to hush when Davids talking. Actually, the two made quite a team when Harris was still doing the broadcasts. He and Emerson worked all day together in the Union County ag department, so they knew each other well. It was just a continuation of the day on Friday nights, Emerson said. Obviously, we had a rapport and got along really well. Most of the time, I knew what he was thinking, and he knew what I was thinking. When Harris stopped doing the play-by-play duties, Zachary Sweat stepped in for a while, with others, such as George Green also stepping in to help out. Now, Emerson is the veteran broadcaster and working alongside such young men as recent UCHS graduates Kyle Mosher and Dalton Townsend, and her son, Case, who is a senior at UCHS. Im trying to teach them, Emerson said. Of course, Im no expert. Its been a lot of fun, though. Its fun to work alongside my son and watch him and his appreciation for the sport. He doesnt play, but he loves football. During an exciting play, listeners can usually tell just how much Emerson and her broadcast partners love football as they all try to describe just what happened. Everybodys trying to get in and give the play by play on it, Emerson said. So, whats more excitinga play on offense or defense? I enjoy a scoop and score, and I enjoy a pick six, so obviously that means Im a little more defensive, Emerson said. Obviously, you have to score to win the ball game. I like both. There are exciting players on both sides of the ball. The combination of those two things is what makes football exciting. As you might imagine, players want to hear their names on the radio, and their families do, too. Youd love to be able to call as many names as you possibly can, Emerson said. Being a mama, you want to hear that. Thats where I can relate to all the ladies, for sure. Emerson prefers home games, which is understandable since Union County is her home, but there is also so much more to working an away game. 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At 10:30 a.m., 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. Thunder Music Park to offer bike fun, too 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 kickoff party on Friday will feature music by Lisa and the Mad Hatters from 6 p.m. until 12 a.m. Saturdays musical offerings will include Evil Monkey, 3-6 p.m., Local Traffic, 6-8 p.m., and Sons of Anarchy soundtrack artists Preacher Stone, 8 p.m. until midnight. There will also be games and contests, including a wet T-shirt contest, a bikini contest and a 5050 drawing for gift baskets. Admission in free. New River Baptist Church located in Brooker, welcomes all to our Fall Festival on Nov. 8. Eat with us at 5:00 pm and enjoy family fun activities at 6:00 until 8:00, including a Cake Walk and a bounce house, crafts, and games for the children. Call 352485-2168 for more information. Socials New River Baptist to host fall festival BIKE Continued from 1B Radio work an extension of Emersons love of football Charlotte Emerson has been working WUCR broadcasts of Union County High School football games since 2004. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Looking at the monster sand hills at DuPont, where she used to work, Nikki Cundiff wondered if the activity of snowboarding, which she loves, could translate to sand. That simple thought helped plant the seed for creating a business centered around sandboards. The Bradford County Incubator program provided the water to help that seed grow. Cundiff now has her own business called Slip Face Sandboards, which she started while living in Starke. (She lives in Destin now.) She participated in business training through the Bradford County Incubator program, which is provided by the Santa Fe College Center for Innovation and Economic Development in partnership with CareerSource North Central Florida. Its not easy to start a business, Cundiff said, adding that the 12 weeks of training in the incubator program helped her tremendously. It was great, she said. Youd start feeling a little discouraged, and youd go to the class, and it was like, I can do this. Everyones super helpful. Those sand dunes at DuPont led Cundiff to do some searching online, where she discovered that sandboarding is an actual activity. Then, while at the gym, she saw a flier advertising the incubator program. It was fateabsolutely, Cundiff said. Her original idea was to open a sandboarding park, but incubator personnel suggested she consider first starting a business making sandboards. Cundiff didnt really embrace that suggestion at first, but after thinking about it, she was open to it. She now believes that was definitely the best course for her to follow. I was a little discouraged at first, she said. I was like, Man, really? I dont want to have to make things all the time. I just want to have fun and own a park. They were right. I cant open a park and not have sandboards, first of all. Id have to get them Incubator program helps woman grow business from sand
Dear Editor: The Sept. 22, 2014, Lake Butler City Commission meeting was educational for unintended reasons. Its purpose was to adopt the tentative budget for fiscal year 2014 2014 which was accomplished. Unintended information was that no money will be given to the Recreation Board by the city during fiscal year 2013-2014, which ends 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 CRIME DOESNT PAYB UT WE DO!REWARDS UP TO $3,000 CRIME DOESNT PAYB UT WE DO!P AID FOR BY THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE CRIME STOPPERS TRUST FUNDREWARDS UP TO $3,000R EMAIN ANONYMOUSC ALL TOLL FREE S TOPPE RSSubmit a TIP ON-LINE a t: www.F CCrimeStoppers.com 37th Annual Keystone Heights JayceesOct. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 30, 31, Nov. 1 Starting at 7:30 pm $10 Admission (Go to our Facebook page for discount info) Call TODAY to schedule your appointment! A Special Thank You to Our Many Starke & Keystone Patients! 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Sometimes these people were located in floodplains, sometimes not. Most of us have wondered how they could allow building in floodplains in the first place and even more surprised to find out that they have built there and been bailed out repeatedly. How could they allow this to happen? Now its our turn. We are the they. We know the exposure and we are the ones who can act rationally. Lets focus on the future and the huge buy-out and remediation cost of undoing development in a place it does not belong. We know that the locations in question range from 13% to 42% floodplain. If we allow dense development in these floodplains, the rain will still have to go somewhere. Our engineering and water management may work for some storms, but every time we think we have flooding controlled, Mother Nature proves us wrong and usually with catastrophic results. After a few events, which may take 2-3 years or 20-30 years, well be faced with the truth that we have built in the wrong place. We will be faced with the enormous economic and human costs of disaster relief and most likely facing buy-out of the flood prone properties and remediation. In just one of many such examples, Travis County and Austin, Texas has finally arrived at this conclusion this month. The costs of litigation are over and now the Federal Government (our dollars) is coming up with $11.8 million and the taxpayers of Austin and Travis County are coming up with an additional $39 million to buy out 660 home built in and adjacent to the Onion Creek floodplain. On top of this buy-out money, additional taxpayer dollars will be required to restore this land to this original state money to remove homes, signage, roadways, sewage systems, utilities and other infrastructure. But we dont need to look as far as Texas. The taxpayers of Gainesville and Alachua County are in the final phases of the 125 acre purchase and remediation for the Paynes Prairie Sheetflow Project. This buyout and remediation is only $26 million, but then this was grazing area, not developed land. Can you imagine cost to the taxpayer to restore the approximately 1530% of 37,250 acres and 10,000 homes that is proposed in this sector plan. The economics of wetlands and floodplains are that we cannot afford to fix the mistake of building in them. So if Plum Creek wants to continue to pursue a Sector Plan amendment, let them carve out the high ground and come back with a revised proposal. Plum Creek needs revised proposal Keep us from being the they in how could they have let this happen. Thank-you, Laura Berkelman Melrose Dear Editor: The difficulty for many people in understanding global warm ing and the humans role in it is understandable. It falls to the scientific community to help us get some grasp of the complexi ties of the subject matterthe biosphere which comprises the comprehensive ecological sys tems that support all life on planet earth, like oceans, air, soil, energy, flora, fauna and so forth. The Union of Concerned Sci entists (www.ucsusa.org) is one among many credible and bal anced scientific groups that can answer some of our questions and help us come to an informed opinion on climate change and the environmental challenges of these times. Also, faith communities are getting concerned about believ ers lack of awareness and ac tions in protecting the integrity and wholeness of planet earth. We recognize that climate change is not merely an eco nomic or technical problem, but rather at its core is a moral, spiri tual and cultural one. We there fore pledge to join together to teach and guide the people who follow the call of our faiths. We must all learn to live together within the shared limits of our planet.Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change (www.inter faithpowerandlight.org) For a first-hand source, talk to most any Florida coastal resi dent. You will hear about higher tides, more powerful storms, eroding beaches and the cost of getting their houses up on piers along with their rising insurance premiums. Many coastal municipalities are already making long-range plans to adjust to the rising ocean. Check out Miami on the east coast and Cedar Key on the west coast, or most any coastline township. We hope that some of these references might be helpful to you in coming to an informed decision about global change and our role in it. Respectfully submitted, John X. Linnehan Hampton Help understanding global warming is available Lake Butler commission meeting is eye-opening September 30. There was $4,000 appropriated in the original budget, however according to City Manager David Mecusker, the City Commission amended the budget during the Jan. 2014 City Commission meeting, moving the money from the Recreation Board to the water park. I looked at the minutes of the Jan. 2014 meeting and it shows Mecusker advised the Commission of unspecified proposed budget adjustments to the 2013-2014 budget. Mecusker advised of changes to the budget format. With no documented discussion the adjustments were passed unanimously by Commissioners Beasley, Sirmones and Jenkins. Stalvey was absent and the whereabouts of the fifth Commissioner is not noted. If the Recreation Board money was discussed in the meeting, it is not documented and the written meeting minutes are useless. Based on a conversation with a City Commissioner last week, I now know how the Lake Butler City Commission can meet and pass the budget and other items with little or no discussion unless incited by the public. According to the Commissioner, the week before Sept. 22, 2014, Mecusker scheduled meetings with each of the Commissioners individually to discuss his proposed budget. I will not speculate on how any differences of opinion on the budget were resolved between the Commissioners and between Mecusker and the Commissioners but it is sufficient to say that at the public meeting, the only budget discussion was about the recreation money and issues with the inter local monies between the city and county. I guess technically the City Commission is meeting in the sunshine but it would appear an awful lot of city business needing Commission approval is occurring in a very dark place. My perception is Mecusker is the City Manager and the Commissioners proxy during the so-called individual meetings. Unfortunately all too often perception is reality. Ive also learned the budget, proposed or actual, is not an accurate reflection of city expenditures. Again, Mecusker proved this on Sept. 22, 2014, where he made reference to my comments on the cost of a city election. The 2013-2014 budget allowed $3,750. According to the budget, $2,709 was actually spent. Mecusker has repeatedly stated an election costs $5,000. At the Sept. 22 budget meeting he reiterated an election cost $5,000 after adding in staff salary and other expenses. If we accept his statement as true, and there are a number of witnesses, his budget is not an accurate reflection of city expenditures regarding elections. If wrong about elections, where else is it wrong in the rest of the $2 million plus budget. Another example of inaccuracy is Mecuskers salary. His original contract executed on Sept. 13, 2010, specified $69,500 per year with a salary supplement of not less than $5,400 per year for family group insurance, total of $74,900 per year. The original contract provided for salary increases the same as other employees. A Contract Extension Agreement was signed on April 9, 2012, extending the original contract through Aug. 24, 2014. The new contract signed Feb. 10, 2014, effective Aug. 24, 2014, specifies a salary of $78,166.44 annually with a insurance supplement of not less than $6,510.40. In 2011, employees got a 5% raise, 3% in 2012, 3% in 2013 and will get 3% in 2014. The not less than $5,400 per year for family group insurance evolved into $6,000 in 2011/2012, and into $6,510.40 in 2012/2013 and 2013/2014. Using simple math, as in his salary, plus the annual percentage raise, I concluded his actual salary with or without the insurance supplement does not agree with the city provided salary schedule or the budget for the last three years. Im not being paid to identify and resolve problems at City Hall, the Commission is. I hope the Commissioners, including newly appointed but seasoned and vocal Mr. Scott Cason, take a look at what they are getting for our money in City Hall. Jack Schenck Lake Butler Dear Editor: As a resident here for over 15 years, I am outraged! Could someone please tell me how Union County Sheriffs Office and Bradford County Sheriffs office are able to legally plaster the faces of our citizens who have been arrested, but NOT CONVICTED with a crime on Facebook and then allow the public to comment, chastise, belittle and humiliate these individuals who are sometimes then released without being convicted or even charged. These Sheriffs offices then arbitrarily delete some comments being made and leave other comments in order to sway either innocence or guilt. The last time I checked a citizen in the United States is innocent until proven guilty. I know that most Sheriffs offices do have a Facebook page, but they post things such as roadblocks, traffic alerts, comments about good deeds of officers and citizens, etc. Some Sheriffs offices have a special web site for Mug Shots of recent arrestsbut they do not post it on Facebook and allow people to comment, publicly humiliate and persecute the people who have been arrested but not yet had a trial or been convicted. Shame on you UCSO/BCSO! This is wrong. Surely you must know in a small town like ours this will make it impossible for these individuals to get a fair trial. Lets try to give everyone in our county a fair and impartial chance! STOP THE PUBLIC HUMILIATION OF OUR Dear Editor: As a past employee and in reply to the last article on the Dept. of Corrections, I would like to say that the article is quite accurate. But what it doesnt tell the public is why there are so many open positions, and the firing of 32 officers is not part of the whole reason. It is very hard for anyone with a family to work 12 hours at a regular job on the street, let alone in a prison setting. Many of the officers are single parents and cant afford daycare for their children and daycare providers cant take children 12 hours a day, so many officers resign because of this conflict. Secondly, it is a stressful job at best and working 12 hours without any relief is a lot to ask of anyone in this type of environment. These convicts are smarter than you think, and watch the officers to see when they are too tired to do their job correctly. It isnt that the officers arent trying to do the job to the best of their ability, it is just not possible to maintain a home life and then work 12 hours straight. This does not take into consideration travel time to and from work and family life, which is almost non existent. I feel that the old 8 hour a day shift system was much safer and there was never the shortages of officers that there is now. I also feel that since there has been no raises in several years this has not helped keep employees on the payroll. Thanks Stuart Markman Sheriffs Facebook use comparable to lynch mob Several factors in Department of Corrections openings CITIZENS! Bill Durrant
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union and Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties : Bradford Miguel Esteban CarrionMoore, 20, of Jacksonville was arrested Oct. 2 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $2,500 for the charge. Frankie Ann Carlile, 40, of Starke was arrested Oct. 6 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop on an out-of-county warrant from Columbia for probation violation from original charge of worthless check. Bond was set at $233.38 for the charge. Gabriel Stephen Cartwright, 36, of Starke was arrested Oct. 2 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. No bond was allowed for the charge. Ricky Leon Culpepper, 53, of Jacksonville was arrested Oct. 6 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Aaron Joseph Ferrell, 31, of St. Augustine was arrested Oct. 2 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. No bond was allowed for the charge. Malachi Skye Fields, 35, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 30 by Starke police as an outof-state fugitive from Kentucky. Bond was set at $4,000 for the charge. Carol Cox Geiger, 64, of Starke was arrested Oct. 3 by Starke police for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Jarrod Montgomery Green, 26, of Crystal River was arrested Oct. 5 by Lawtey police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Natalie Edwina Hamilton, 40, of Starke was arrested Oct. 1 by Bradford deputies for resisting an officerobstruction of justice, and David Lee Hamilton, 43, of Starke was arrested Oct. 1 by Bradford deputies for domestic battery. According to the arrest report, deputies arrived at the Hamiltons residence after Natalie called to say she was being battered by her husband, David. When they arrived, David Hamilton stated they got into a verbal argument and that Natalie Hamilton had been drinking vodka and acting crazy. Natalie Hamilton then told deputies that her husband had not hit or pushed her during the argument, stating she had lied to dispatch. Another witness at the home stated they did see Hamilton push his wife out of the doorway of the home. Both were arrested, with bond set at $5,000 for David Hamiltons charge. Lawrence Blair Isgette, 59, of of Melrose was arrested Oct. 3 by Starke police for two charges of probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charges. Grady Norman Johnson, 53, of Lawtey was arrested Oct. 3 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence. Thomas Landon Jones, 71, of Starke was arrested Sept. 30 by Starke police for sexual assault against a minor. (See the A section of the Bradford County Telegraph for more details). Bond was set at $250,000 for the charge. Debra Marie Kelley, 24, of Brooker was arrested Oct. 2 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for child neglect-without great bodily harm. According to the offense report, Kelley left her young child in a wet diaper and ignored the child for an extended time several days before her arrest, leading to a diaper rash. She also commented to family members the next day that she no longer wanted the child and that she had shaken the child harder than she should have earlier in the day. When Kelley posted on the Internet that she cut herself, family members called law enforcement, with DCF also called in to investigate. Bond was set at $50,000 for the charge. Justin Michael Kever, 22, of Keystone Heights was arrested Oct. 2 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for two charges of dealing in stolen property. Kever was incarcerated at the Clay County Jail and was transported to the Bradford jail for the charges. According to the offense report, Kever obtained a digital camera that was stolen and pawned it for cash. Bond was set at $50,000 for the charges. Casey Lea King, 27, of Starke was arrested Oct. 2 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Renee Lynn King, 40, of Jacksonville was arrested Oct. 1 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Shawn Aymara Martin, 42, of Starke was arrested Sept. 30 by Starke police for trespassing. According to the arrest report, an officer was performing a property check at the Days Inn in Starke when he observed Martin riding her bike in the parking lot. The officer, aware of an earlier trespass order against Martin from the owners of the Days Inn, confirmed it through dispatch and arrested her. Bond was set at $2,500 for the charge. Crystal Shiko Masters, 29, of Starke was arrested Sept. 30 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for possession of drugs, resisting an officer and destroying evidence. According to the arrest report, a person called in about a reckless driver on U.S. 301 heading south. The deputy observed Masters driving well below the speed limit and driving over the solid white line for several hundred feet before turning into McDonalds in Starke. When the deputy stopped her and questioned if he could search the vehicle, Masters tried to conceal a bag with something in it, first hiding it under her leg, then attempting to put it down the front of her shirt. Masters wouldnt let go of the bag until another deputy arrived to provide assistance. It was eventually discovered that the bag contained a controlled substance, and she was arrested. Bond was set at $27,500 for the charges. Koal Allan Swann, 22, of Perry was arrested Oct. 4 by Starke police for driving under the influence. Aaron Coe Taber, 28, of Jacksonville was arrested Oct. 2 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for fraudswindle. Taber was incarcerated at the Duval County Jail and was transported to the Bradford jail for the fraud charge According to offense report, Taber rented a big screen TV and an Xbox from Rent a Center in Starke, with the value of both almost $1,950. Taber did not make payments for the items and wouldnt return the items to the store. After several attempts to repossess the items, the store filed charges, with Taber over 55 days in default. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Jason Wilkerson Techaira, 35, of Lawtey was arrested Oct. 1 by Starke police for four charges of possession of drug equipment, possession of marijuana and possession of drugs. According to the arrest report, officers were responding to a disturbance that possibly involved a gun when Techaira was observed putting something under the seat in his vehicle as law enforcement arrived at the scene. The officer asked Techaira to search his vehicle, and he found a bag under the seat with three small bags of marijuana, 10 small bags of methamphetamine powder and three glass pipes in it. Techaira was arrested, with bond set at $20,000 for the charges. Christopher Russel Thornton, 43, of Starke was arrested Sept. 30 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of cocaine and destroying evidence. According to the warrant affidavit, Starke police pulled Thornton over on Sept. 4 for running a stop sign, and through dispatch learned his license was suspended. After searching his vehicle for anything illegal, with negative results, the officer noticed Thornton attempting to conceal something in his mouth. The officer then asked him to remove what appeared to be crack cocaine from his mouth, but Thronton tried to swallow it. The officer grabbed him by the throat, preventing him from swallowing it. The substance was later identified as crack cocaine. Bond was set at $115,000 for the charges. Vernon Wayne Todd, 40, of Starke was arrested Oct. 5 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Todd got into an argument with his wife and pushed her out the back door of their residence, causing her to fall down steps and injure her knees. A witness in the home also stated that Todd then punched the victim in the face near one of her eyes after she fell down the steps. Todd, who was asleep when the police arrived, denied touching the victim and said there wasnt any argument at allthat he just returned home from work and went straight to sleep. He was arrested, with bond set at $1,000 for the charge. Elmer Warren Williams, 55, of Lawtey was arrested Oct. 2 by Bradford deputies for indecent exposure and obstructing a criminal investigation. According to the arrest report, Williams was standing naked on a road in Lawtey when two people drove by him on their way to a store. When the two returned, Williams was still there and masturbating. One of the witnesses is related to Williams, and they called law enforcement. When deputies arrived to Williams home, he said that he was home in bed and denied being naked on the side of the road earlier. He was arrested, with bond set at $100,000 for the charges. Kelvin Lashane Williams, 40, of Starke was arrested Oct. 1 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for two charges of possession of marijuanaover 20 grams with intent to sell or deliver. According to the arrest report, a bag with approximately 2 pounds of marijuana was found in the vehicle Williams was driving when he was stopped. Three cell phones and $330 in cash were also found in the vehicle. Bond was set at $120,000 for the charges. Keystone/Melrose Sammy Daniels, 56, of Melrose was arrested Oct. 1 by Putnam deputies for disorderly intoxication. Ricky Keen, 23, of Keystone Heights was arrested Oct. 5 by Clay deputies for DUI. Justin Kever, 22, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 30 by Clay deputies for dealing in stolen property. Jeremy Manning, 35, of Starke was arrested Oct. 1 by Putnam deputies for contempt of court. Benjamin McKenna, 22, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 30 by Clay deputies for a probation violation. Cody Lee May, 19, of Melrose was arrested Oct. 1 by Putnam deputies for battery. Dustin Ridge, 20, of Melrose was arrested Oct. 1 by Clay deputies for grand theft. According to an arrest report, a deputy responded to a suspicious vehicle call just after 1 a.m. in the area of Acadia Street and Monongahela Avenue. When the deputy arrived, he found Ridge attempting to remove a 1994 Crosley Trailer, valued at $1,000, from the yard of the trailers owner. Daniel Kenneth Seypura, 31, of Melrose was arrested Oct. 4 by Putnam deputies for an outof-county warrant. Union Miladys Susset Delgado, 44, of Worthington Springs and Rolando Dopico, 46, of Worthington Springs were arrested Sept. 30 by Union deputies for producing marijuana, possession of marijuana, trafficking drugs, dangerous drugs and on a weapon offense-keeping weapons while committing a felony. According to the arrest report, the husband and wife team were conducting a marijuana grow operation at their property, with over 200 plants seized during the arrest. (See the A section of the Union County Times for more details.) The Drug Enforcement Agency was also involved in the arrest operation along with UCSO. Matthew Andrew Lee Fritz, 23, of Lake Butler was arrested Oct. 1 by Union deputies on a warrant for probation violation. t Crime t Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Aundre Carter rushed for three touchdownsincluding a 67-yarder on the first play from scrimmage in the second halfto help the Bradford High School football team celebrate homecoming with its first win of the season by the score of 3513 over District 4-4A opponent Interlachen on Oct. 3. It was a big win for this football program, head coach Corey Green said. These kids have been working hard. Theyve had to fight though a lot of adversity week in and week out, so Im happy for these kids. They deserve this. Carter rushed for 107 yards on seven carries as the Tornadoes (1-5) not only earned their first win, but evened their district record at 1-1. You have to be able to control your own destiny when it comes to district play, Green said. We preached that to them this week, and they were able to come out and fight and able to win the game. It was a big turnaround for a team that had managed just 27 points in its previous five games. The Tornadoes had been averaging approximately 130 yards of offense per game, but finished with 383 yards against Interlachen. All but 20 of those yards came on the ground. Carters backfield mate Drian Jenkins rushed for 80 yards and touchdown on nine carries, while quarterback Jacob Luke led the team with 111 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. The offense took advantage the first time it got the ball, driving 66 yards on seven plays. Luke and Dequon Blackshear each had an 18-yard run on the drive, which was capped by Lukes 5-yard touchdown run. Jud Hicks PAT put Bradford up 7-0 with 5:16 to play in the first quarter. Interlachen (0-6) appeared to have answered the score when quarterback Jase Foshee threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to Cleveland McGruder, but Foshee had crossed the line of scrimmage, nullifying the play. The Rams eventually punted, BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor The Union County High School football team shot itself in the other foot in its District 7-1A opener against Dixie County on Oct. 3, losing 30-18, though the Tigers fared better against the Bears than they did against Hamilton County the previous week. Theres a reason the Bears (50, 2-0) are the number-one team in the state, though they are not unstoppable. The defense continued to play well, and special teams tightened things up, but just like they against Hamilton County, the Tigers gave up two touchdowns due to turnovers, and this time around were stripped of a couple thanks to penalties. Thats why they lost what could have been a great upset. Additionally, the offense was weak, with short gains on runs and an air game that was touchand-go. In the end, the Tigers (4-2, 0-1) failed to capitalize on multiple scoring opportunities. Dixie County struggled in the second half, never able to score, but its quick 22 points in the first quarter seemed to seal Union Countys fate. The Tigers, though, at least scored in the following three quarters. It was a good start for the Tigers, who gained two first downs to start the game and drove into the red zone, 2 yards shy of gaining another first down. A failed fourth-down conversion, though, turned the ball over to Dixie County. The Bears took over at their own 19-yard line, ran it down to their 43-yard line and then advanced to the Tigers 6-yard line. Dixie scored from there, setting the pace for the rest of the quarter. Union County was able to stop their 2-point run attempt to keep the score at 6-0 with 7:12 to go. Union County started its next drive at its 33-yard line, but quarterback Caleb Cox got sacked and fumbled the ball. Dixie County recovered at the Tigers 25. As the Bears took over, Union County head coach Ronny Pruitt gave Cox a heated Turnovers hurt Tigers again in loss to Dixie 6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 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 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). 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community here in Bradford County and working with many wonderful people, Raley said. I am very fortunate to have the time to follow my dreams and to have had time to allow Dakota to attend private school seeing that she would get there and get home on time each day. Raley said she has no plans to change her riding activities. Currently, she owns two mules, Perfect Percy and Bea, as well as a donkey named Rita. She also owns Beas mother, a mare (horse) named Maggie. She had another mule for many years, Geegee, which she had to have put down due to equine protozoal myeloencephalitis. This is a debilitating disease of the nervous system caused by the animal (horse, mule or donkey) ingesting grass or hay that has been urinated on by an infected opossum. Raley said she misses her. As long as I can ride I will, Raley said. I want to retire to the hills of Tennessee so I can ride in the mountains. I love it there. Braxton Britt, Sr. Braxton Britt, Sr. STARKEBraxton Leon Britt, Sr., 56, a longtime resident of Starke, died on Oct. 4, 2014 at the Roberts Care Center in Palatka. Braxton was born on Nov. 4, 1957 in Lumberton, North Carolina to the late Leon Buddy Britt and Clembertine Freeman Davis. He was raised in North Carolina and in 1968 he relocated to Florida where he graduated from Bradford High School and started his career as a car hauler. He is survived by: his wife of two years, Stephanie J. Wood Britt of Keystone Heights; children, Braxton Leon Britt Jr. of Starke and Jarrod Austin Britt of Keystone Heights; step-children, Ashley M. Wood of Starke, Dylan Coiana, and Joshua Coiana both of Keystone Heights; brother, Jimmy Robert Davis of Lumberton; sisters, Pamela Marie Rogers, Rita Faye Hardin, and Lisa Carol Smith all of Lumberton; and four grandchildren. Graveside services were held on Oct. 8, at Griffis Family Cemetery in Starke, with Brother Ricky Dale Griffis officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Mayme Davis Mayme Davis LAKE BUTLERMrs. Mayme Welsh Davis, 91, of Lake Butler affectionately known as Mine passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at her home with family by her side. She was born on Jan. 29, 1923 in Rimersburg, Pennsylvania to the late Thomas and Gladys Welsh. Mrs. Davis was the owner of the Starlite Diner in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. She was a member of The Womens Auxiliary for American Disabled Veterans and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Lake Butler Ward. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Robert Davis Sr, Brother Tom Welsh, and Aunt Lucille Conover. She is survived by: her daughter, Marie Davis (Larry) Pittman of Lake Butler; son, J.R. Davis of Lake Butler; two grandchildren, Tim and Brett Pittman; two greatgrandchildren, Andrew and Bryce Pittman; and personal assistant, Melissa Proctor. Funeral services for Mrs. Davis were held Oct. 5 at Archer Memorial Chapel with Bishop Paul Waters officiating. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008 PAID OBITUAR Y Charles Ellis Charles Ellis KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Charles Chuck Lewis Ellis, age 73, of Keystone Heights, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 in Riverwood Health and Rehabilitation Center. Chuck was born Dec. 26, 1940 in Micanopy to Thomas Lewis and Loye Viola Mobley Ellis. He graduated from the University of Florida and was an avid Gator fan. Chuck proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He was a member of the Elks, VFW and Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Chuck is survived by: his wife, Rhoda Ellis; daughters, Valerie (Johnny) Mason of Keystone Heights, Regina (Jimmy Ray) Stephens of DeFuniak Springs, and Deanna (Ray) Thompson of Fleming Island; sisters, Mary Dell Keene of Brooker, and Shirley Parrish of Gainesville; niece, Kathy Stearns of St. Augustine; grandchildren, Deanna, Jennifer, Tim, Ashford and Wesley; and great-grandchildren, John Walter and William. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, Oct. 9 at 2:00 p.m., in Keystone United Methodist Church, 4004 SE SR 21, with Dr. Craig Moore and Dr. Tom Farmer officiating. Please visit Chucks memorial page at www. williamsthomasfuneralhome.com. For further information WilliamsThomas Downtown (352) 376-7556. PAID OBITUARY Katherine McKinley STARKE Katherine Kay McKinley, 86, of Starke died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at Windsor Manor Nursing Home in Starke. She was born in Burlington, New Jersey on Feb. 25, 1928 to the late Thomas and Ena (Ireland) Davidson and was a housewife. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Her husband of 65 years, Harold Mac McKinley preceded her in death. Survivors are: daughters, Katherine Jean McKinley of West Point, Pennsylvania, Nancy McKinley Bull of Newark, Delaware, Betty Anne McKinley of Pennsville, New Jersey, and Laurie McKinley (Dan) Smith of Starke; brother, Kerr (Roxanne) Davidson of Burlington, New Jersey; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimers Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave. 7th Floor, New York, New York 10001. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B In Loving Memory October 31, 1973 Octobr 13, 2001We find in the flight of butterfly wings A message about more glorious things: Take time to care, take time to smile, For you, too, may linger for just a while.Your smile, laughter and your endless love of family, friends and life can never be taken. We are so very thankful for your children and humbled by the amazing blessings of your life. There are in the end, three things that last...and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13We love and miss you Baby Girl!! 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She graduated from Union County High School. She was a self employed income tax consultant. She was a member of Raiford Road Church in Macclenney. She was preceded in death by brothers: J.E. Box and Michael Box. She is survived by: sons, D.C. (Carolyn) Rivers of Glen St. Mary, James (Marion) Rivers of Macclenny, and David (Debbie) Rivers of Glen St. Mary; brother, A.C. (Johnnie Bell) Box of Lake Butler; sisters, Josephine Addison of Lake Butler, Alief (Randall) Bryant of Glen St. Mary, Delores (Glenn) Brannen of Lake City, Durelle (Emory) Bailey of Lake City; one grandson; and four step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Oct. 8, at Raiford Road Church in Macclenny, with Pastor Johnny Raulerson and Pastor Eddie Griffis officiating. Burial was in South Prong Cemetery in Sanderson. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler.
with the Tornadoes then putting together a six-play, 81-yard scoring drive. Big runs again paved the way for Bradford, which finished the game averaging 10 yards per play. Jenkins and Luke had runs of 16 and 19 yards, respectively, while Luke also completed a 20-yard pass to Don Jeffers. Lukes 19yard run resulted in a first down at the Interlachen 23. Carter scored on a run from there, using brute strength as he carried what seemed like four Interlachen players on the final 15 yards. With Hicks PAT, the Tornadoes led 14-0 less than a minute into the second quarter. Interlachen provided an answer that counted on its next possession. An offsides penalty on Bradford on a third-down play gave the Rams a first down, while a personal-foul penalty after a 30-yard reception by Daniel Perez resulted in a firstand-goal at the 8. Aaron Mitchell eventually scored on a 3-yard run, capping an 80-yard drive that pulled the Rams to within 14-7 with 5:05 left in the first half. That was enough time for Bradford to increase its lead before halftime. Jenkins gave the Tornadoes great field position with a 30-yard kickoff return to the Bradford 48. A 16-yard run by Luke on a third-and-8 play resulted in a first down at the Interlachen 18. Two penalties backed Bradford up to the 22, but Jenkins took a handoff on a reverse and found his way into the end zone. Bradford led 20-7 with 56 seconds left in the half. That score became 28-7 just 17 seconds into the second half as Carter took off on a 67-yard touchdown run. Chance Oody had a successful run on a twopoint conversion. The Tornadoes started the half strong defensively, as well, with Jeffers and others tackling Mitchell for a 2-yard loss on the Rams first play from scrimmage. Hicks later led a group of tacklers in dropping Mitchell for another 2-yard loss, while Toddreke Reed sacked Foshee for a 12-yard loss. Bradford blocked a punt to give itself the ball at the Interlachen 23, but the Tornadoes fumbled the ball away two plays later. The Rams did drive downfield to the Bradford 19, but defenders such as Vince Brown, Johnny Hernandez and Jamarian McNeal all made tackles for either a loss or no gain. Interlachen eventually turned the ball over on downs on an incomplete pass. Jenkins looked as though he was going to join Carter with a long-distance touchdown run as he took a handoff on a reverse and had open field ahead of him. He slipped on the wet and muddy field, though, after a gain of 14 yards. Still, it was a big run on a second-and-15 play that helped the Tornadoes march 81 yards for their final score. Blackshear and Luke had runs of 28 and 25 yards, respectively, with Carter capping the drive with his third touchdowna 3-yard carry at the 9:07 mark of the fourth quarter. Hicks was successful on the PAT. The Rams had two possessions in the final quarter. They went nowhere on the first, thanks in large part to a 5-yard sack by Hernandez. On the second, they drove 54 yards and scored a touchdown with 45 seconds left in the game. Donte McClendon scored on a 3-yard run. Green said Bradford players have never given up during a season in which the Tornadoes lost their first five games by an average score of 38-5, so it was gratifying to see their commitment finally rewarded with a win. They kept believing in themselves and kept believing in what were trying to do with them, Green said. Thats all you can ask for from a group that hasnt won a ball game up to this pointto come back and keep working hard. 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Keystones defensive performance was highlighted by a fourth-quarter, four-play, goalline stand in which Eustis (3-2) started with first down on the Indian 6. Two plays later, Eustis had advanced to the 1 and tried two consecutive running plays, but Keystones defenders kept the Panther rushers out of the end zone. The games only score came with 11:42 left in the second quarter when Eustis Donta Perdue threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Holland. Jose Raya added the extra point for a 7-0 Panther lead, which turned out to be the final score. The Eustis offense churned out plenty of yardage, rushing for 161 yards and passing for 152 more. However, two interceptions and three lost fumbles kept the Indians (0-5) in the game. The Panthers also hurt themselves with penalties. Officials flagged the home team seven times. Two of the infractions nullified Eustis touchdowns. Officials stopped play with 8:59 left in the fourth quarter because of lightning. A light rain also began at the beginning of the delay and continued throughout the rest of the game. However, after the initial flash in the western sky, officials observed no more lightning, and play resumed after a 53-minute break. During the delay, Keystone coach Chuck Dickinson said his defensive players were playing their hearts out. He added that the Keystone offensive line was having difficulty driving the Eustis defense off the line of scrimmage. He also said that on several occasions, Indian running backs missed holes or assignments. Raysin, a sophomore, led the Indians in rushing with 18 yards on seven carries. Quarterback Wyatt Harvin went 1-of-6 for 12 yards, with one interception. After the game, Dickinson said he thought that changing his defensive fronts scheme from a 3-3 stack to 5-2 and 3-4 alignments helped the crew. The more traditional schemes, which use an extra linebacker or lineman, typically entail less blitzing and are less complex. Dickinson said the players appeared to understand their assignments better under the 5-2 and 3-4 schemes. He added that his linebackers did a good job filling gaps. However, he said the biggest defensive improvement over previous weeks was more fundamental. He said the squad tackled much better than earlier in the year and forced more turnovers. Keystone has an open date this week before hosting District 4-4A opponent The Villages for homecoming on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. The Buffalo (4-2) fell to 1-1 in the district after losing 34-10 to Umatilla on Oct. 3. Keystone is 0-1 in the district. Defense excels, but Indians lose 7-0 to Eustis Brighton Gibbs intercepts a Eustis pass in the fourth
talking-to on the sideline. The result of the fumble was a second touchdown for Dixie, which converted the two-point conversion to go up 14-0. The Tigers gained a first down on their next series, but Isaiah Johnson fumbled a handoff from Cox, and the Bears again recovered on Union Countys 24yard line. Great field position again after this second turnover allowed Dixie County to make quick work of it for another touchdown and successful 2-point conversion. That put the Bears up 22-0 with about three minutes left in the first quarter. After the second turnover, Pruitt put Casey Driggers in as quarterback. Driggers helped his team march down the field, handing off to Antwan Durn several times and taking a quarterback sneak himself. A facemask penalty against Dixie County helped the Tigers, who made it to the Bears 30-yard line on fourth down with 4 to go at the end of the quarter. To open the second quarter, Union County again failed on a fourth-down attempt to get a first down, so the Bears offense took over. The Tigers defense forced Dixie County to go threeand-out, with notable plays from players such as Josh Smith, Joseph Merriex, Josh Hedman, Khris Wimpy, Darian Robinson, Zak Lee, Jacquez Warren and Driggers. For the game, Alden McClellon led the Union County defense with 24 tackles, followed by Treyce Hersey with 21 and Kel Galloway with 18. Clay Halle had the Tigers only sack of the game. The Tigers defense, though, had trouble stopping the Bears on their next series. Dixie County gained five first downs as it marched downfield to put its final points on the board with about four minutes left in the first half. The Bears 30-point total, after a successful two-point conversion, would prove to be enough to win the game. Cox was back in the quarterback slot after the Tigers received the ball on the ensuing kickoff. His time off the field seemed to help because he came in with four straight completions, including one to fellow quarterback Driggers, who was back in at his preferred position of receiver. He also executed a quarterback sneak that was stopped at the line of scrimmage, and then had an incompletion, all thanks to some good defense by Dixie County. Coxs 16-yard touchdown pass to Franklin Williams (four receptions for 34 yards) finally put Union County on the board before halftime. A failed two-point conversion put the score at 30-6. Dixie County received the ball to open the second half and went three-and-out, with Williams almost coming up with an interception. As the Bears began their second drive of the third quarter, there was some confusion on the Tigers sideline regarding getting the right defensive players on the field, and they were subsequently called for illegal substitution. But with that sorted out, Union Countys defense kept pressure on the Bears and recovered a fumble just over four minutes into the quarter. That turnover resulted in Union Countys second score of the game, with Johnson (20 carries for 57 yards) taking it into the end zone from 11 yards out after a previous 9-yard carry. Another failed two-point conversionpushed back due to a delay-of-game penaltput the score at 30-12. Both teams seemed to experience some kind of transformation in the locker room at halftime, with the Bears oftentimes going three-and-out, while the Tigers made much better progress and created more scoring opportunities. Union Countyhelped my multiple penalties against the Bears for roughing the quarterback and unsportsmanlike conduct marched down the field to put itself in scoring position. Unfortunately, the drive came up empty when Cox was intercepted in the end zone. Dixie Countys offense responded by making a couple of first downs, but the Bears fumbled the ball, with the Tigers recovering. Cox launched the ball to Zak Lee (three receptions for 45 yards), who went all the way for a touchdown, but a holding call brought the ball back. It was a reminder that officiating goes both ways. The Tigers, though, continued to march the ball down the field before just coming up shy of a first down on a fourth-and-9 play inside the Bears 20-yard line. Dixie Countys offense went three-and-out again, thanks to Halles sack. Following the change of possession, the Tigers made progress right off the bat, with Cox (17-of-23 for 153 yards) tossing a nice pass to Lee for 20 yards that put them in the red zone. Johnson then had a couple of carries, with the Tigers getting down to the 1-yard line. On fourth down, Darian Robinson tried to take it in for the score, but was tackled in the backfield. The Bears took over at their own 5-yard line approximately halfway through the fourth quarter. Union Countys defense continued to shine, shutting down the Bears offense and forcing a fumble on third down that the Tigers recovered. That led to a quarterback sneak for a touchdown by Cox to put the score at 30-18. Though those were the last points of the game, the Tigers had a chance to score again, thanks to a blocked punt with over three minutes remaining. Cox connected with Williams for what looked like a touchdown, but a penalty against the Tigers nullified the score. Union County eventually turned the ball over on a failed fourth-down attempt. After the game, Pruitt told his players how proud he was of them for fighting to the end. Thats good. Im going to give you that, he told them, but added, Do we see how one playone mistakecan turn a game? Understand the importance of every play execute every play like its your last one. As bad as it feels right now, I feel a lot better than I did last week I saw a whole lot more positive things tonight. He praised the defense for the adjustments it made in the second halfjust like it did against Hamilton Countyand said he was pleased with the special teams, who came out (and) did everything we asked them to do. The Tigers get to rest up and regroup during a bye week before traveling to play district opponent Newberry on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. The Panthers (3-3) improved to 2-0 in the district with a 28-8 win over Williston on Oct. 3. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B 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 Open Every Day 10:30AM-9PM BBQ Burgers Steaks Salads (352) 473-98737154 S.E. CR 21B Keystone (intersection of SR100 & 21B)www.tomsrealpitbbq.comfacebook.com/tomsrealpitbbq twitter.com/tomsrealpitbbq Bring in your church bulletin on Sunday and well donate 10% of your purchase back to your church! For more info visit:FALL FESTIVA L 5pm 8pmChildrens & Family Activities! Hay Ride Photo Booth Carnival Games Trunk or Treat Candy Hay Maze Bounce House & Slides Halloween Festivities.... Waitress now to serve You on Friday night, Saturday & Sunday! Live BandStarts at 6pm Friday & Saturday Steak & Shrimp Night UCHS Continued from 6B BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High Schools cross country teams competed in a district warm-up meet on Sept. 25 in Live Oak, with Naomi Proctor winning the girls race with a time of 23:05. Spenser Echevarria led the boys team, earning a fourthplace finish with a time of 19:09. KHHS runners shine at district warmup meet BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford High School competed in the Sept. 27 Balen-Trail cross-country meet, hosted by Bartram Trail High Frederick, Palmer lead Bradford at Bale-n-Trail School, with Sarah Frederick and Michael Palmer leading the girls and boys teams. Frederick placed 121 st in a field of 209 with a time of 23:52.90. Simran Patel had a time of 25:58.50, followed by Bethany Bryan (26:21.70) and Taylor Rehberg (29:44). The boys race consisted of 245 runners. Palmer placed 175 th with a time of 20:56.40. Kristopher Padgett had a time of 21:36.10, followed by Lane Gillenwaters (21:43), Donald Seymour (20:08.60), Robert Martin (22:41.90) and Brandon King (23:30.10). BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford High Schools volleyball team was swept 3-0 (25-13, 26-24, 25-6) by host Newberry on Sept. 30. Nyasia Davis and Lainie Tornadoes lose 3-0 to Newberry in volleyball Rodgers had seven and five kills, respectively, while Rodgers and Jaci Atkinson each had five digs. Kia Lane had four assists. The Tornadoes (6-10) played District 5-4A opponent Interlachen this past Tuesday and will travel to play Chiefland on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. Bradford plays in Keystone Heights High Schools annual tournament on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11, and will then host Chiefland on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High Schools volleyball team started Keystone loses 1st district matches BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Union County High Schools volleyball team hosted District 7-1A opponent Newberry on Oct. 2, losing 3-1. Stats were unavailable from the loss, which put the Tigers district record at 4-3. Union (8-11 overall prior to Oct. 6) won two straight prior to playing Newberry. On Sept. 29, the Tigers hosted Crescent City, winning 3-0 (25-12, 26-24, 2518). Madelyn Kish and Kaylan Tucker each had six kills and two blocks, with Kish adding eight service aces. Lilly Combs had 13 digs, eight aces and eight assists, while Kayla Andrews had 11 digs and two blocks. Madison Adams had seven assists. The Tigers hosted district opponent Chiefland on Sept. 30, winning 3-2 (25-23, 25-19, 13-25, 23-25, 15-12). Tucker had 12 kills and four blocks, while Andrews and Kish each had nine kills. Andrews also had five aces and 23 digs, while Kish had 17 service points and nine aces. Combs had 21 assists, 11 digs, eight kills and five aces, while Tristyn Southerland and Devin Lewis had 19 and 14 digs, respectively. Southerland also had seven kills, while Adams had 13 digs and 13 assists. Union played Bell this past Monday and district opponent Williston this past Tuesday. The Tigers will host Baker County on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. off 4-0 in District 5-4A, but is now 4-2 after losses to Santa Fe and P.K. Yonge. The Indians (6-4 overall) hosted Santa Fe on Sept. 30, losing 3-0 (25-20, 25-12, 25-17). Hanna Crane had six assists and three service aces, while Anna Wilkes had seven assists. Crane, Abi Loose and Miriah Maxwell each had three kills. On Oct. 2, Keystone traveled to play P.K. Yonge, losing 3-0 (25-5, 25-16, 25-9). Shelby Skelly and Bailey Zinkel each had two blocks. Keystone plays at Oak Hall on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. and will host its annual tournament Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11. The Indians then host Columbia on Monday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. and district opponent Interlachen on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. Union volleyball team falls to 4-3 in district
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from somewhere. I think it worked out a lot better this way. Now, I dont even want to own a park, but Id like to design one someday. Cundiff said she did not miss a class in the incubator program and also took advantage of opportunities outside of regular sessions, such as attending meetings to hear and meet business people. It was more than just the class, Cundiff said. You could get extra help. She said the incubator program was most helpful in the area of marketing, which was really confusing at first. That was definitely a lot more than I thought it was going to be, and its the most important part, Cundiff said. If no one knows youre there, you cant sell anything. What shes selling are sandboards of various types, such as jump boards, which are small and light weight, making them good for jumps and tricks; speed boards, which are really long with a flat back and rounded front; and carved boards, which have an hourglass shape and are really good for turns. Cundiff makes the boards herselfa process that took her approximately a year to perfect. I started with trying to steam plywood and bend plywood, she said. It just doesnt hold. What she found is that she needed a skateboard press to properly do the job. Its a hydraulic press, so theres no electricity involved, Cundiff said. I can use it anywhere, which is really nice. Cundiff typically makes boards to offer, saying she can make three boards at a time because thats how many the press will hold. It takes a couple of days to make three boards when factoring in the 24 hours the boards are kept in the press so that theyre really solid, Cundiff said. Its not too long of a process, she said. Customers so far have included state parks in North Carolina and Texas and a surf shop in Michigan. Sandboarding is an activity that is more prominent in the western U.S. and in some other countries. Cundiff said she has called stores in states such as California and Colorado to try to generate interest in her boards. She was going to take a trip out west with 40 boards she had made, but she wound up selling those boards. Cundiff still plans to make that trip, though. I have a trailer made, she said. Once I get another stock of boards built up, Im going to start traveling around. Cundiff also sells board wax, which she also makes herself. It is definitely satisfying to see what her efforts pay off. Its really nice when you make a big sale, Cundiff said. Its like, I did this totally on my own. Thanks to the Bradford County Incubator program, the intimidating thought of trying to start her own business became a reality. Cundiff said she couldnt imagine starting a business without the help she received and encourages anyone with a business idea to take advantage of the incubator program. Its hard doing it on your own, Cundiff said. You definitely need people to talk to. For more information on the Bradford County Incubator program, call 904-701-8121, or go to sfcollege.edu/cied and click on the incubator link and then the link for Bradford County Incubator. The website for Slip Face Sandboards is slipfacesandboards.com. As for that name, it makes perfect sense. Cundiff studied geology at the University of Florida and said a slip face refers to the steep side of a sand dune. its working. Plus, she has to make sure the commercials run when theyre supposed to. There are a lot of moving parts, she said, adding, A home gameits just simply plugging into the phone jack. Also, UCHS has space in its press box for the broadcasters, which isnt always the case elsewhere. Sometimes, the setups can be a little distressing. Emerson mentioned being on a small platform at Chiefland and having Union County coaches above her on another platform. Its moving, and youre trying to make sure you dont fall out, Emerson said. Its a little scary, and theres very minimal space. When asked what some of her most memorable games were, Emerson admitted that after time, they all tend to run together. Players are easier to remember, such as the dynamic backfield duo of C.J. Spiller and Jeremy Brown. You had to be fast to keep up with him, Emerson said of Spiller. Of course, Jeremy Brown was always fun to try to keep up with, too, but he was a little bit easier to keep up with. Her duties dont consist solely of calling the action on Friday nights. Emerson hosts a coachs show every Monday night during the season with Ronny Pruitt. Emerson said it is a privilege to do the show, and she often learns something in the process. Its kind of a measuring stick for me, Emerson said. I say this particular played well, and he may say, Well, he did play well, but here are some things we want him to work on. Emerson said she never worries about asking Pruitt a particular question. Shes learned what to ask and what not to ask. Plus, Pruitts good at saying things unprompted that the listeners want to hear. Hes really, really good, Emerson said. He must have taken a PR class in college because hes really good about sharing information I think he knows people want to hear. Since she has been broadcasting games, Emerson finds that she pays a little more attention to announcers on television when shes watching games. She can also relate to any mistakes they make, like prior to this past seasons BCS championship game when Brent Musburger said, Im Kirk Herbstreit along with Brent Musburger. Emerson said shes done that before, introducing herself as David Harris and Harris as herself. Its not hard sometimes to get tongue tied in the booth or say something embarrassing. I can put my foot in my mouth if I have to, Emerson said. When shes not broadcasting a gamemistakes or not Emerson stays pretty busy. Her job as director of student development and recruitment for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciencespart of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciencesrequires her to travel quite a bit. Plus, shes currently working on a Ph.D. Emerson said she enjoys the busy lifestyle, saying that all the various aspects of her life are what keep her going. How long will broadcasting UCHS football games be part of that busy life? Shes not sure, but Emerson said any time shes given thought to giving it up, she thinks of the players. I think that I need to retire, but then I think of the effort they give every day after school, Emerson said. The least I can do is support them by spending four to six hours going to the games. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 11B Continued from 3B Sandboards. RADIO Continued from 3B
12B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014