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en-USBY TRACY LEE TATEen-US UCT Editoren-US The Union County Board en-US of County Commissioners en-US unanimously approved a en-US tentative schedule for planned en-US land-use changes in the county at en-US its Nov. 20 meeting.en-US The schedule, provided en-US by the North Central Florida en-US Regional Planning Council, en-US who is assisting the county in en-US preparing changes in the land-en-US use regulations, attempts to set en-US a timeframe for the countys en-US activities in this area something en-US requested in the past by attorneys en-US for HPSII.en-US The plan includes scheduling en-US for an extension on the current en-US mining moratorium, an en-US amendment to the countys en-US comprehensive land use plan en-US and an amendment to the land en-US development regulations now en-US in place. The plan covers the en-US calendar year from Dec. 18, 2017, en-US to Dec. 17, 2018, with activities en-US listed to occur on meeting dates en-US during that period.en-US On Dec. 18, the board is en-US scheduled to meet in its capacity en-US as the countys planning and en-US zoning board for a public hearing en-US on an extension of the current en-US moratorium, which is now in its en-US second year. This meeting is to en-US be followed by the first public en-US hearing on the extension and en-US then a workshop on the third en-US comprehensive plan amendment.en-US Three meetings are scheduled en-US to occur back to back in January en-US 2018 as well. First will be a en-US second public hearing on the en-US moratorium extension. This en-US will be followed by the second en-US public hearing on the extension en-US of the moratorium, followed by en-US a public hearing on the mining en-US comprehensive plan amendment, en-US with the board once again en-US serving as the planning and en-US zoning board. The third meeting en-US of that evening will be a board en-US public hearing on the transmittal en-US of the proposed amendment to en-US the state.en-US At the April 16 meeting, the en-US board is scheduled to hold a board en-US public hearing on the adoption of en-US the mining comprehensive plan en-US amendment and then the vote to en-US put it into place.en-US A series of three meetings, en-US in June, August and September, en-US will be made-up of workshops en-US on amendments to the land en-US development regulations in en-US relation to mining. Then, on en-US Nov. 19, the board will meet as en-US the planning and zoning board en-US for a public hearing on the en-US amendment, followed by the first en-US public hearing on the matter.en-US Dec. 17 will see a public en-US hearing for the adoption of the en-US land-use regulation amendment en-US by the board.en-US Attorney Timothy Riley, with en-US the firm of Hopping, Green and en-US Sams, which represents HPSII, en-US said the mining concern was en-US opposed to the schedule and en-US that the schedule appeared to en-US have the purpose of perpetuating en-US what he called the unlawful en-US moratorium on the county en-US accepting mining applications. en-US He said HPS would like the en-US county to go ahead and move en-US forward and not create more en-US delays.en-US Riley reiterated HPSIIs offer en-US to pay the cost for an expert to en-US review the document which en-US they have already turned in to en-US the county, and which county en-US attorney Russ Wade had called a en-US mining plan, not an application.en-US Of the proposed schedule, en-US Wade said it was more of an en-US aspirational goal than a en-US schedule and that it really had not en-US much more effect than a tentative en-US agenda. Commissioner Woody en-US Kitler asked Wade if the county en-US could make changes to this en-US schedule at any time it saw the en-US need and Wade said that any line en-US item could be changed, at any en-US time, by the commission. Kitler en-US then made motion to adopt the en-US tentative schedule was seconded en-US by commissioner Jimmy en-US Tallman, and the vote passed en-US the commission unanimously, en-US with commissioner Willie Croft en-US absent from the meeting.en-USCounty Approves Tentative Schedule for Land Use Changes en-USBY TRACY LEE TATEen-US UCT Editoren-US The constitutional office of en-US property appraiser is an elected en-US position in Union County, but en-US it is not one that can be learned en-US by doing, once elected. It is a en-US job requiring much specialized en-US knowledge and attention to detail en-US -and it doesnt hurt to not minden-US huge amounts of records anden-US paperwork to keep track of.en-US Bruce Dukes is soon entering en-US his ninth year as Union County en-US property appraiser and is the en-US seventh man to serve in the en-US position since the founding en-US of the county. While some of en-US these men served shorter terms, en-US the average length of service in en-US the position is 12.85 years. The en-US position was originally called en-US tax assessor, but sometime en-US after 1972 the title was changed en-US to property appraiser.en-US Previous appraisers were: P.M. en-US Padgett (1921), Jessee Johnson en-US (1922), J.D. Knight (1934), en-US Marcus Howard (1940), Wilford en-US Croft (1968) and Steven A. en-US Saunders (1992).en-US Dukes is an avid student of en-US history and, as such, interested in en-US the history of the office he holds. en-US He likes to make comparisons en-US between the time his office was en-US first established and the business en-US of today.en-US There was no Homestead en-US Exemption of Agricultural tax en-US in 1921, Dukes said. The en-US overall taxable value of the land en-US in the county was $1.6 million en-US (compared to $227 million in en-US 2016). The 1921 tax rate was 31 en-US mills (in 2016 it was 18 mills).en-US My great-great-granddaddy, en-US Matthew Albritton Dukes, en-US had a homestead of 118 acres en-US in 1921 and it was valued at en-US $1,000. He paid $34 in tax that en-US year. Of those 118 acres, he had en-US 25 acres cultivated and the rest en-US in pinewoods and hardwoods. en-US This same property today would en-US be valued at $3,000 per acre, en-US creating an assessed value of en-US $354,000. However, with an en-US agricultural exemption he would en-US be paying approximately $320 in en-US tax on a taxable value of $16,840 en-US -25 acres at $190 per acreen-US (cropland) and 93 acres at $130en-US per acre (pine and hardwoods).en-US So, for percentage purposes, inen-US 1921, he would have paid threeen-US percent of the value of his landen-US in taxes. In 2016, he would been-US paying one one-hundredth of aen-US percent.en-US Dukes came to the office en-US of property appraiser from a en-US 25-year background as a land en-US surveyor and in en-US real estate, which gave him a en-US firm grounding in working with en-US land descriptions and aerial en-US maps. The actual appraisal of en-US property was new to him and he en-US went to a mandatory state school en-US when he was elected to learn how en-US it is done.en-US A great deal of appraisal is en-US common sense, Dukes said, en-US and, in some ways, it is an en-US opinion of value. As the county en-US appraiser, I have to realize and en-US accept that they are opinions en-US and be open for discussion about en-US those opinions.en-US Dukes said the problem en-US with making any changes in en-US that opinion that have become en-US apparent through such a en-USSee en-USAppraiseren-US, 3Aen-US See More en-US Photos Insideen-USDeadline Monday 5 p.m. before publicationen-US Phone en-US 904-964-6305en-US Fax en-US 904-964-8628 Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lak e Butler, Florida en-USThursday, Nov. 30, 2017 en-US 105 th Y ear 3 d Issue 75 CENTS Celebration of en-USAbilities Ball en-US Game Dec. 1en-US UCHS Future Business en-US Leaders of America is en-US sponsoring a baseball game en-US for special needs students on en-US Friday, Dec. 1 at the UCHS en-US baseball field. Students from en-US all three schools in the district en-US will be paired with a buddy en-US to help hit the ball and run en-US the bases. The game starts en-US at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. en-US There will be food available en-US for purchase at the concession en-US stand. Admission is free. en-US Members of the community en-US are invited to come out and en-US support the students in our en-US community with special en-US abilities.en-USFarm Share en-US Distribution en-US Set for Dec. 9en-USFarm Share and the City of en-US Lake Butler will be hosting en-US a free food distribution en-US on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the en-US Hal Y. Maines Community en-US Center at Lakeside Park. The en-US distribution will be from 9-11 en-US a.m. Volunteers are asked toen-US arrive at 7 a.m. If you needen-US more information, or woulden-US like to volunteer to help, pleaseen-US call Dave Mecusker, Lakeen-US Butler City Manager, at 386-en-US 496-3401, ext. 23 or Sara Owen en-US at 386-496-3401, ext. 30.en-USBradford Food en-US Pantry to en-US Begin Service en-US UC Residents en-US Dec. 4en-USThe Bradford County en-US Ecumenical Food Pantry will en-US begin serving residents of en-US Union County effective Dec. en-US 4.People needing food canen-US come to the pantry in Starkeen-US on Mondays, Tuesdays and en-US Thursdays between 1-4 p.m. en-US Visitors must bring proof of en-US Union County residency and en-US proof of any children they will en-US be claiming as dependents. en-US The pantry is located at the en-US Bradford County Fairgrounds en-US at 2226 North Temple Ave. en-US in Starke. For information, en-US please call 904-964-3984, if no en-US one answers leave a message. en-US Your call will be returned.en-USLake Butler en-US American en-US Legion en-US Seeking en-US Membersen-USLake Butler American en-US Legion Post 153 is asking U.S. en-US military veterans to contact en-US Thomas Fortner, Adjutant, at en-US 386-496-2473 or Ted Barber,en-US Post Commander, at 386-en-US 496-2744 for information anden-US possible membership.en-USWorthington en-US Springs Live en-US Nativity en-USThe Morningstar Baptist en-US Church in Worthington en-US Springs will be presenting en-US a live Nativity Village en-US to celebrate the Christmas en-US season. The birth of Jesus is en-US the reason for the season and en-US they are marking this occasion en-US with this live presentation. en-USCoach Tetstone Ashton Pierce and Indi Knox all seem to be after the ball, while Assistant Principal Chris Mecusker looks on. en-USBY TRACY LEE TATEen-US UCT Editoren-US As a preface to the usual Thanksgiving football en-US frenzy, several thirdand fourth-grade students at Lake en-US Butler Elementary School played a game on Nov. 16 en-US before heading out on their holiday break.en-US Despite skillful play by the fourth-graders, the third-en-US grade students persevered and won the game, 28-26. en-US Both teams showed the world they are ready to play en-US when they reach middle school the boys will play and en-US the girls will supervise, en-US and cheer.en-USLBES Students Show en-US Tiger Talent for Football en-USDestined to be a Gator?en-USChlo Bailey, a 2017 Union County High School en-US graduate, is now cheering on the University of Florida en-US en-US an orange and blue cheer uniform in the photo at right. en-US Please see page 1B of the Regional News section en-US for more on Bailey and her first-year experience as a en-US Florida cheerleader. en-USBY TED BARBERen-US Special to the UCT en-USOn Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Jacksonville en-US National Cemetery, located at 4083 en-US Lannie Road, one of a total of 9,200 en-US wreaths honoring our U.S. veterans will en-US be placed at each headstone. en-US Our Lake Butler Rotary sponsored en-US Interact Club will be arriving at 10 a.m. en-US Saturday morning to help place the en-US wreaths. The actual Wreaths Across en-US America Day 2017 Program begins at en-US 11:45 a.m. and at 12 noon there will be a en-US nationwide coordinated minute of silence en-US honoring our deceased veterans.en-US The Lake Butler Interact Club recently en-US collected nine bags of items for our en-US veterans at the Veterans Hospital and is in en-US the process of locating a wounded, war-en-US related veteran from Union County that en-US they can assist in some way.en-US As the Lake Butler Rotary Club president, en-US and on behalf of all our Rotarians, I thank en-US Nancy Griffis, staff advisor and all of en-US the Lake Butler Interact Club members en-US for their service to our community, our en-US veterans and internationally.en-USLB Interact Club en-US to Assist Wreaths en-US Across America en-US Wreath Placement en-USOffice of Property Appraiser Requires a en-US Great Range of Knowledge and Talents


2A Union County Times Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 386-496-9656 620 East Main Street Lake Butler, FL 32054(Across from Subway Plaza) 904-964-6305 fax 904-964-8628 USPS 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 TIMES131 W. Call Street Starke, FL 32091 Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months John M. Miller, Publisher Editor: Tracy Lee Tate Advertising: Kevin Miller Beth Tillman Typesetting: Eileen Gilmore Advertising & Newspaper Prod: C. Hurston Bookkeeping & Classified Adverts: Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping Asst: Linda Lacombe Public NoticeThe public is invited to review and comment on the Union County Housing Authority (UCHA) lease and policy revisions. A Copy of the documents are available for review at the UCHA office at 715 W. Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054 during normal business hours between December 4, 2017 and January 18, 2018. Comments may be submitted in person or by mail to the above address no later than January 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm. A public hearing will be on January 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the address above. The location of the meeting is accessible. If anyone needs a reasonable accommodation, please contact UCHA at (386)496-2047. The Bargain Barn has extended our 50 % o sale through this weekend! Just got in another Huge Load! Furniture Housewares Glassware, Christmas items, Tools, Hardware & much, much more too much to list.Friday December 1st Saturday December 2nd 9:00 am til 10:00 pm4939 SW SR 121 Worthington Springs, FL 32097 For more info. 352-316-0806 Bargain Barn Thur Nov 2 Fri Nov 3 Sat Nov 49 AM til 6 PM50% OFF STOREWIDE SALE 4939 SW SR 121 WORTHINGTON SPRINGS, FL 32697 Info: 352-316-0806 / Facebook BargainBarnWilson Mark your calendars to attend on Saturday, Dec. 9 or Sunday, Dec. 10. The Nativity Village will be open from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Bring your children and let them see this live presentation and let them know what the season is all about! Morningstar Baptist Church is located at 11250 West C.R. 18 (off C.R. 121) in Worthington Springs. UCHS Class of 1963 to Meet The UCHS Class of 1963 is having a lunch on Wed., Dec. 6 at noon at the Steakhouse in Starke. Friends are welcome. Please contact Sharon Berry at 904-553-5123 or phillipberry@ LB Christian Academy to Put on Play The Lake Butler Christian Academy students will be starring in the play Once More With Feeling on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the sanctuary of the Lake Butler Church of God, located at 480 S.W. Third Street in Lake Butler. Everyone is encouraged to come out and support these budding performers help to get everyone into the spirit of the season! First Baptist of LB to Hold Holiday Events The First Baptist Church of Lake Butler will be a childrens musical on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 24, there will be a candlelight communion service at 10:30 a.m. There will be no evening service on this day. Members of the community are encouraged to come out and join the congregation on this most special of days. City Seeks Sponsors for Christmas Parade The annual City of Lake Butler Christmas Parade is being held on Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. The city is asking the community to assist with making this event a success through sponsorships, helping them provide Santas gift bags for the children of Union County. Santa will be giving these bags to the children immediately after the parade under the Christmas tree at Lakeside Park. All contributions are tax-deductible and all sponsors will be acknowledged in the Union County Times after the event. Contact Lake Butler City Hall at 386-496-3401 with any questions. Free clothes at Fellowship Baptist Free clothing for all sizes and ages at Fellowship Baptist Church in Raiford. Winter coats are also available. Open in the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Lake Butler Social Club on Saturdays Lonely? Looking for something to do on Saturday evenings? Non-smoking, nondrinking, good clean fun? The Lake Butler Social Club offers a live band, dancing, a potluck dinner and good fellowship. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner is served at 7 p.m. and the dancing begins at 7:30 p.m., all at the Lake Butler Community Center. Admission is $10 for members and $12 for guests. Call Joe Miller at 352-2849473 for more information. U C Recreation Board meets monthly Union Countys Recreation Board meets every second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the Pop Warner building. VFW Post 10082 plays bingo The VFW Post 10082, located off S.R. 231 in Lake Butler, has bingo on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to come on out and play. Jaiden Leet has the ball and seems to be waiting for the next play so he can run with it. (L-R) AP Chris Mecusker watches a play while Alec McClellen, Jacob Scott, Edward Durant and Holly Halfacre do the work. AP Chris Mecusker watches as Trent Hines runs with the ball, pursued by Drew Simmons and Tristan George. Edward Durant has got the ball and knows what to do Alec McClellen runs with the ball when no one seems to be looking. Also shown are Evan Roberts, Coach Aaron Tetstone and Holly Halfacre.


BY ERIN JOHNSON Special to the UCT September is the beginning of a busy fall for the Lake Butler FFA chapter. During this month, on Sept. 21st, both the middle school and high school chapter officers attended Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) for their area. This was a training attended on the grounds of Camp Kulaqua, in High Springs. It was a day filled with enriching conversation about how the officers can work at their best for the upcoming year. That following Saturday, Sept. 23rd, was the annual Lori Nicole Anderson Bowling Tournament, hosted by the Lake Butler FFA chapter. Each year, this bowling tournament is carried out in remembrance of Lori Nicole Anderson. It also benefits the seniors of our chapter, as the money collected from sponsors in our area goes toward scholarships given out at the annual banquet for our members to continue their education in college. The actual day of the tournament was filled with fun and fellowship as students showed off their bowling skills and received door prizes. Before we got too busy with this new year, we decided to celebrate those who worked hard last year. We did so with our second annual CDE Dinner, on Sept. 26, held at the Agriculture Department. Pork chops were grilled and eaten, and students received their CDE t-shirts for the year. Those on teams that won their state contest last year got a special surprise. They received their state winning jackets. Those two teams, who will be competing at the national convention on Oct. 23-28, were our horse judging team and the Agricultural Sales team. On Oct. 5, Lake Butler FFA hosted LBES kindergarten classes for the annual Food For America Program. FFA members created hands-on agricultural lessons for the kindergarteners to participate in throughout the day. The lessons were created by the senior level Directed Studies class and focused on many of Floridas agricultural commodities. The event takes weeks to plan and requires more than 50 FFA members to execute. Keep and eye out for other events and news that will be coming up as the fall continues for our FFA chapter. It is sure to be a busy, but great, year! Appraiser Continued from 1A discussion is sometimes a difficult proposition, since any activity involving changes in the valuation of land is strictly monitored by the state Department of Revenue. That is what really makes this job tough sometimes, Dukes said. To please the Department of Revenue, the valuations need to be high. To please the taxpayer, who also happens to be the people who elect me, the valuations need to be low. So here I am in the middle trying to keep everything in balance and both sides satisfied. The crux of the matter is if the DOR refuses to approve the tax roll then the county gets no funding from them, so values have to be within 90 percent of what the state thinks they need to be. It seems that every two years the DOR comes into the county and randomly selects 40 sample properties in each of the six categories, called stratums. Representative field-inspect and conduct full-fledged appraisals on each of these properties, based on similar real property, and then compare their results to Dukes on the same 240 properties. The county must then either change their valuations to meet the states or convince the state to change their figure (usually to lower them) to meet the countys. A couple of years ago the state wanted me to raise the value of lakeside property to $20,000 an acre, making it comparable to that around Kingsley Lake, Dukes said. I told them there was no comparison because Lake Butler was a mud-bottom lake and Kinsley was a sandbottom lake. They didnt like it, but they ended up agreeing. Dukes said the DOR watches his office closely and provides guidelines, which must be used, to appraising property. He said there were three basic approaches to appraising property: the cost approach to value, based on what it would cost to build the house today, sales comparison approach to value and the income approach to value. Once one (or more) of these figures is arrived at, depreciation is factored in. Dukes said his job keeps him busy and interested in its many facets. His duties include listing, discovering and valuing all real and tangible property in the county. (He went on to explain that real property included all the land and buildings, while tangible property included all machinery and equipment for businesses, or households that went beyond the ordinary.) He also must determine eligibility for the various exemptions available to homeowners (personal, homestead, disability, veterans, and/or agricultural). Other duties include maintaining property ownership records, maps of parcel boundaries and aerial photography (done by the state every other year under his supervision). When not working in the courthouse, or roaming the county to appraise properties, Dukes enjoys reading (especially history. . and John Sanford) and spending time with his family. He has been married to wife, Kelly NesSmith Dukes, for 28 years. The couple has four children: Aaron, Mason, Morgan and Austin. Dukes said he works hard to be fair in this work as property appraiser and takes his obligation to the people of the county very seriously. I enjoy my job and the opportunity to live up to the faith the people of this county have shown in me, Dukes said. I hope to serve this county for several more years. Working with the people is the single best part of this job and if I can make them happy, or at least sure they are being treated fairly and with respect, I think I am doing what I need to be doing here. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 Union County Times 3A Lauren Rhodes sharing information about the Florida horse industry. FFA members (l-r) Caitlyn Gainey, Gracie Dukes, Alan Palmer, Kylie Stevens, Katie Scott and Kaylie Whitehead. Kindergarteners learning the parts of a plant. Harris teaching about the poultry industry. and harmful insects. The Union County Promise Keepers. Left: Ted Barber, Ed Noegel, Tommy Spires, John Johns, Johnnie Lee and George Green. Right: Jay Tucker, Jeff Davis, Buddy Mabrey, Lanny Bishop, Shane Collins and BY TED BARBER Special to the UCT The Union County Promise Keepers group has been active over the last 30 years. We meet each Friday morning from 6 a.m. to 7 the fellowship hall of the First Christian Church, except the last Friday of each month, when we assemble at Willows, in the Lake Butler Hospital. We rotate responsibility for breakfast preparation with two members each week and a devotional is often rotated among volunteers. The seven promises of a Promise Keeper include: 1) honoring Jesus Christ; 2) practicing moral, spiritual, ethical and sexual purity: 3) pursuing vital relationships with a few men that form a support group; 4) the commitment to build strong marriages and families through love, protection and Biblical values; 5) supporting the mission of the church by honoring and praying for the pastor and by actively giving time and resources; 6) reaching beyond any racial or denominational barriers to demonstrate the power of Biblical unity, and 7) influencing the world, being obedient to the Great Commandment and Commission. As Promise Keepers we try to focus on pleasing the Lord God with our thoughts and actions. Promise Keepers Group Has Been Meeting for 30 Years September and October See LB FFA Already in Full Swing FFA member Josh Worten with a furry friend.


UCT Legals 11/30/17 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE THE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS The Board of Supervisors (Board) of the Florida Green Finance Authority (Authority), hereby provides notice, pursuant to Sections 163.08(4) and 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem assess ments for more than one year to be levied within the area encompassed by the boundaries of Baker County, Florida; Bay County, Florida; Brad ford County, Florida; Calhoun County, Florida; Citrus County, Florida; Clay County, Florida; Columbia Coun ty, Florida; DeSoto County, Florida; Dixie County, Florida; Flagler Coun ty, Florida; Franklin County, Florida, Gadsden County, Florida; Gilchrist County, Florida; Glades County, Florida; Gulf County, Florida; Ham ilton County, Florida; Hardee Coun ty, Florida; Hendry County, Florida; Hernando County, Florida; Highlands County, Florida; Holmes County, Florida; Jackson County, Florida; Jefferson County, Florida; Lafayette County, Florida; Liberty County, Flor ida; Madison County, Florida; Mon roe County, Florida; Nassau County, Florida; Okaloosa County, Florida; Okeechobee County, Florida; Putnam County, Florida; Santa Rosa County, Florida; St. Johns County, Florida; Suwannee County, Florida; Taylor County, Florida; Union County, Flor ida; Wakulla County, Florida; Walton County, Florida; Washington County, Florida, and any additional counties or municipalities of the State of Flor ida subsequently joining the Authori the cost of providing energy conser vation and efficiency improvements, renewable energy improvements and wind resistance improvements, in accordance with Section 163.08, Florida Statutes (collectively Qual ifying Improvements). The non-ad valorem assessments contemplated by this notice are voluntary and only imposed by the Authority with the pri or written consent of affected property owners who wish to obtain financing for Qualifying Improvements from the Authority. The Board will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collect ing such assessments as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Stat utes, at a public hearing to be held at 2:00 p.m., EST, December 7, 2017, at the Town of Mangonia Park Mu nicipal Center located at 1755 East Tiffany Drive, Mangonia Park, Florida 33407. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property that may be subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution are on file at the Special District Services, Inc., 2501A Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410. All interested persons are invited to attend and present oral comments at the public hearing and/ or submit written comments to the Au thority through its Manager at 2501A Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410. Written comments should be received by the Authority on or before December 1, 2017. Any persons desiring to present oral com ments should appear at the public hearing. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and ev idence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Amer icans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, per sons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in such public hearing should contact Special District Services, Inc. at 561-6304922 and/or toll free at 1-877-7374922 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the date of the public hearing. DATED this 19th day of October, 2017. By Order of: BOARD OF SUPER VISORS OF THE FLORIDA GREEN FINANCE AUTHORITY 11/9 4tchg 11/30-UCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2017-CA-0077 DIVISION: MY HEALTHCARE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. KEVIN EUGENE SMITH AND MARY E. LONG, AKA MARY ELIZABETH LONG AKA MARY ELIZABETH SMITH, AND ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIA RIES, DEVISEES, SURVIVING SPOUSES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN EES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PAR TIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF MARY E. LONG AKA MARY ELIZABETH SMITH, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: KEVIN EUGENE SMITH AND MARY E. LONG, AKA MARY ELIZ ABETH LONG AKA MARY ELIZA BETH SMITH, AND ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVI SEES. GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUST EES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF MARY E. LONG AKA MARY ELIZABETH SMITH You are hereby notified that an action to foreclose a mortgage against the following described real property sit uate and lying in Union County, Flor ida, to wit: Exhibit A LEGAL DESCRIPTION PARCEL 9-A UPLAND PINES PLAN TATION, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SEC TION 17, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICU LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17 AND THENCE RUN NORTH 2490.56 FEET TO A CONCRETE. MONUMENT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 1340.27 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE SOUTH 1140.37 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 383.00 FEET TO AN IRON REBAR; EAST, A DISTANCE OF 760.06 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING SOUTH 120.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 384.88 FEET THENCE NORTH 120.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 384.67 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE GINNING. PARCEL 9-C UPLAND PINES PLAN TATION, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SEC TION 17, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICU LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17 AND THENCE RUN NORTH 2490.56 FEET TO: A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 1340.27 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE SOUTH 1140.37 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 383.00 FEET TO AN IRON REBAR; EAST, A DISTANCE OF 880.06 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING SOUTH 120.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 385.10 FEET; THENCE NORTH 120.00 FEET.; THENCE NORTH 384.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE GINNING. PARCEL 9-E UPLAND PINES PLAN TATION, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SEC TION 17, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH RANGE 18 EAST, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICU LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCING AT THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17 AND THENCE RUN NORTH 2490.56 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 1340.27 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE SOUTH 1140.37 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 383.00 FEET TO AN IRON REBAR; EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1000.06 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN NING: THENCE CONTINUING TANCE OF 120.00 FEET; THENCE TANCE OF 385.31 FEET; THENCE TANCE OF 120.00 FEET; THENCE TANCE OF 385.10 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL 9-G UPLAND PINES PLAN TATION, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SEC TION 17, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICU LARLY DESCRIBED; AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17 AND THENCE RUN NORTH 2490.56 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 1340.27 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE SOUTH 1140.37 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 383.00 FEET TO AN IRON REBAR; EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1120.06 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN NING; THENCE CONTINUING OF 122.12 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 385.55 FEET; THENCE NORTH 124.25 FEET; THENCE NORTH EAST, A DISTANCE OF 385.31 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. EASEMENTS RE: SARA LANE AND JESSE LANE OF UPLAND PINES PLANTATION A STRIP OF LAND 60 FEET WIDE LYING 30 FEET TO THE RIGHT AND 30 FEET TO THE LEFT OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CEN TERLINE: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 17, TOWN SHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST THE EAST LINE OF SAID SEC TION, 2490.56 FEET TO A CON CRETE MONUMENT; THENCE TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE RUN S2E 130 FEET TO THE P.O.B. OF SAID CENTERLINE; ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 1753.49 FEET TO A POINT HERINAFTER KNOWN AS POINT A; THENCE TERLINE 1029.43 FEET TO THE P.C. OF A CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 293.99 FEET AND BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST; THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CENTERLINE CURVE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 388.68 FEET (THROUGH A CEN POINT OF COMPOUND CURVE OF A CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 550 FEET AND BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST; THENCE RUN EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CENTERLINE CURVE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 575.95 FEET (THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 60). TO THE POINT OF REVERSE CURVE OF SAID CENTERLINE, SAID CURVE. HAVING A RADI US OF 1145.92 FEET AND BEING CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST; THENCE RUN NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CEN TERLINE CURVE AN ARC DIS TANCE OF 474.14 FEET (THROUGH TO THE P.T. OF SAID CENTERLINE ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 1955 FEET TO THE P.C. OF A CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 1145.92 FEET AND BEING CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST; THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAlD CENTERLINE CURVE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 481.08 FEET (THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 57.76 FEET TO. THE P.C. OF A CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 531.60 FEET AND BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST; THENCE RUN EAST ERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CENTERLINE CURVE AN ARC DIS TANCE OF 197.69 FEET (THROUGH TO THE P.T. OF SAID CURVE AND THE WEST R/W OF STATE ROAD NO. 791 (80 FOOT R/W) AND THE END OF SAID CENTERLINE RE TURN TO POINT A, SAID POINT BEING THE P.O.B. OF A STRIP OF LAND 40 FOOT WIDE, LYING 20 FEET TO THE RIGHT AND 20 FEET TO THE LEFT OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE; FROM ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 1056.51 FEET TO THE END OF SAID CEN TERLINE. ALL BEING AND LYING IN SEC TIONS 17, 20 AND 21. TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on John F. Hayter, Attorney For Plaintiff, of John F. Hayter, Attorney At Law, P.A., whose address is 1418 N.W. 6th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601, within thirty (30) days of the first publication of this Notice, which first publication date is 11/23/17, making the deadline for any written defenses or response you might want to file to this Notice being 12/26/17 (due to the intervening weekend of 12/23/17 12/24/17 and to the 2017 Christmas legal holiday of 12/25/17) and to file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service upon the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated this 20th of November, 2017. Kellie Hendricks Connell As Clerk Of Court By: Crystal Norman As Deputy Clerk 11/23 2tchg 11/30-UCT NOTICE Lake Butler Mini Storage will be hold ing an auction on Saturday, Decem ber 2, 2017 at 10 am. We are located at 1015 SW 3rd St. Lake Butler, FL 32054, Hwy 121. 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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Visiting Raines emphatically slammed the door shut on the Bradford High School football teams feel-good season, with running back Brandon Marshall gaining almost 200 allpurpose yards and scoring five touchdowns in the Vikings 5313 Class 4A semifinal win. The Vikings (12-1), who also got a pick-six and three interceptions overall from Diop Kee, will play Cocoa for the state championship on Thursday, Dec. 7, in Orlando. Cocoa (11-1) defeated University School 4914 to advance. Bradfords defense struggled to stop the Vikings, who scored on six of their eight firsthalf possessions and whose average starting field position was the Bradford 45-yard line. Offensively, the Tornadoes crossed midfield only twice, with one other possession starting in Raines territory when the Vikings failed to field a kickoff. Though such a loss was tough, Bradford head coach Brian Tomlinson said it did not define a season in which the Tornadoes (10-2) were one of four teams left playing in Class 4A. Bradford advanced to the state semifinals for the first time in 13 years. It had also been that long since the Tornadoes had even won a playoff game. This year, they won two. Raines is a heck of a football team, Tomlinson said. We knew they would be, but we were here. There are a lot of teams that would love to be here, but we were here. These kids deserve all the recognition and whatever else they get. They deserve it. Theyve worked hard. That hard work resulted in a 10-game winning streak after opening the season with a loss and a win in the Region 2 championship game. Well still have a championship trophy that says Regional Champions on it, Tomlinson said. Only one team gets to end the season happy. This year, it wasnt us, but we were close. We can build on that. It was an ominous start for Bradford, which, because of a fumble, lost 11 yards on a three-and-out possession to open the game. Following the punt, Raines drove 45 yards five plays. Marshall, who had a run of 22 yards and a reception of 12 yards, touched the ball for every play but one, capping the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run. Ishmael Sanders PAT made it 7-0 in favor of Raines at the 9:02 mark of the first quarter. The Vikings third possession began at the Bradford 19 after a 31-yard punt return by George Webb. A holding penalty had Raines facing a second-and-14 from the 23, but Marshall took a short pass from Ivory Durham and scored the teams second touchdown with 2:10 remaining in the opening quarter. Sanders PAT was no good. Three plays after the ensuing kickoff, Kee intercepted his first pass, which he returned 30 yards for another score and a 19-0 Raines lead with 1:15 to go in the first quarter. Bradford was facing thirdand-9 on the ensuing series when Kee struck again, intercepting a pass and giving his offense the ball at the Raines 40. Durham scrambled away from pressure and picked up 18 yards on the drives first play. Marshall then had a couple of runs for 7 yards before scoring on a 35-yard run approximately two minutes into the second quarter. Bradfords Taro Ward broke up the pass play on the two-point conversion, but Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FRESH BONELESSCHICKENBREAST POUNDERASSTD PORKCHOPS BONELESS BEEFNY STRIPSTEAK FRESH BONELESS BREAST CUTLETS or TENDERS$149 $149PRICES GOOD NOV 29 DEC 5 PRICES GOOD NOV 29 DEC 5 $499 $499 LOCALLY AMERICAN LOCALLY AMERICAN $199 $199 $129 $1299999VINE RIPETOMATOESVINE RIPETOMATOES$149 $149 FRESHBANANASFRESHBANANASRED or GREEN SEEDLESSGRAPESRED or GREEN SEEDLESSGRAPES 3939LB LB LB EASHREDDED LETTUCESHREDDED LETTUCE8 OZ BAG 99USDA INSPECTEDFRESH PORK BONE-INRIB HALF OR WHOLE LOINLB FRESH YELLOWONIONS99EA3 LB BAG BONELESS BEEFBOTTOM ROUNDROASTLB LB LB LB LB$299 $299 Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904)368-9188 COBURN FARMSSHREDDEDCHEESE12 OZ PKG$229EA $149 $149 FRESH PORKCENTER CUT or THIN CUTCHOPS BEEFTOP BLADESTEAKS LEAN & TENDERBEEF CUBE STEAK orSTEW MEAT SLICEDBACON$229 $229 $399 $399 $2399 $2399 PREMIUMSMOKEDSAUSAGELB LB LB 10 LB PKG$1 299 $1 299 $399 $3995 LB PKG $399HEAVY WESTERNWHOLE BONELESSNY STRIP STEAKLB $299HEAVY WESTERNBONELESS BEEFSHOULDER ROASTLB2 PER PKG BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Chlo Bailey has let out plenty of yells as a frequent visitor to jungles and swamps, but it wasnt because she was in any kind of danger. She was simply doing her job getting the crowd fired up. Bailey, a 2017 Union County High School graduate, has gone from being a cheerleader on Friday nights at UCHS The Jungle to now cheering in The Swamp at the University of Florida. Cheering for the Orange and Blue seemed like something Bailey was rehearsing for long before she participated in UF tryouts. She has a photo of herself at the age of 4 wearing a UF cheer outfit at a football game. The UF cheerleading Instagram currently features that photo of one of its newest members. Ive always been a Florida Gators fan, Bailey said. Cheering in college has always been one of my dreams. Games in The Jungle may be well attended, but the crowds certainly dont compare to the ones in The Swamp. Baileys first game was quite an experience. The first time on the field was really crazy, she said. I just took everything in and tried to enjoy every moment. Bailey made her way through multiple rounds of tryouts in May. She described it as a process, but added, After making the team, it was definitely worth it. UF has Orange and Blue teams, with the Blue Team being made up of more experienced cheerleaders. Bailey is a member of the Orange Team, which doesnt travel to all the away games like the Blue Team. However, she was looking forward to the Oct. 28 FloridaGeorgia game in Jacksonville, which the Orange Team did travel to. Im very excited, she said during this interview, which was conducted prior to Oct. 28. Ive Bailey trades purple and gold for orange and blue Chlo Bailey, a 2017 Union County High School graduate, is now cheering for the Florida Gators. See CHEER, 2B Tornadoes run ends in state semis Bradford running back Jeremiah Vaughn (left) avoids a Raines player in the See SEMIS, 8B Chris Cummings (right) runs after making a catch.


Preston Crawford, Caleb Livesy, Jarrett Underhill, Jacob Manning, Colton Elixson, Roehm. The seventh annual Relay for Life Car and Truck Show, hosted by Mitchell Gunter and Linda Lee, took place at the Starke Town Square on Nov. 18 with 52 participants, some of whom traveled from as far as Belleview and Valdosta, Georgia. Gunter and Lee deemed the show a success, with $700 raised. An award was given for Best of Show, which went to Robert Atkinson and his Dodge Challenger. The Kids Choice Award went to Lionel Smallwood, while the Club Participation Award went to Kendall Impulse of Jacksonville with a total of 11 vehicles. Awards were also presented for the Top 20 and Top 30. Door prizes were awarded throughout the day for those who participated in the show. Gunter said sponsors like Jegs, Summit Racing, and Lucas Oil made that possible. Relay for Life teams participated as well, such as Linda Lees Family and Friends, MSBC Tumornators, Holy Mission Church, Murphys Law and Judys Angels, while vendors included Diana Gill Jewelry, Grumpys Garage and A Newton and Young Insurance/Hagerty Insurance. Gunter said he would like to thank everyone who came out and supported the event and that he is looking forward to next year. Relay for Life Car, Truck Show raises $700 Florida Twin Theatre All Seats $6 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451 Visit us on-line at SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2Starts FridayWalt DisneysFri 7:30 Sat 5:10, 8:00 Sun 5:15 Wed-Thur 7:15 Fri 7:00, 9:00 Sat 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 Sun 5:00, 7:00 Wed-Thur 7:30Mark WahlbergNow Showing BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Santa Fe College instructor Sarah Cervone may be teaching African Humanities at the Andrews Center this semester and again in the spring, but she hopes to encourage her students to travel, whether its Africa or not, and to have an open mind when it comes to differences in general, whether they be difference between cultures or differences between ideologies. Cervone, who is in her sixth year teaching at Santa Fe and teaching for the first time at the Andrews Center, had the opportunity to travel to Africa as a University of Florida graduate student, which enhanced her educational experience. I do hope when students leave (my class), they at least want to travel, Cervone said. I really think my education was going abroad. Its great what happens in the classroom, but being able to go and actually see things that, to me, was the most meaningful thing Ive done. I hope I can at least plant the seed. Students maybe they dont want to go to Africa, but they can go visit somewhere else and dip their feet in the water of just other places. The challenge of listening to differing points of view is educational as well, which is why Cervone loves teaching. She likes the fact that a college classroom brings diverse ideas together and encourages students to share those ideas. Another key component of that is listening to those ideas. Cervone said people shouldnt be afraid of something different. Instead, they should be secure enough in themselves to hear anothers ideas out. That doesnt mean you have to adopt those ideas, Cervone said. You can learn about other peoples ideas and still maintain your own. I think that once people practice engaging with others, they realize, Hey, I can interact and talk to someone whos different from me, and yet, when I walk away, I wasnt forced to change. Ive actually grown a little bit because I have a better understanding of another person. Cervone, who will also teach Introduction to Humanities and Multicultural Communication at the Andrews Center in the spring, grew up in St. Lucie County. At that time, she never wouldve guessed shed end up teaching African Humanities. You see, all she knew of Africa as a youth in the 1980s was based upon Hollywood stereotypes. At the time, the Internet didnt exist, so it made it difficult to become exposed with the unfamiliar. You just kind of got this caricature of Africa, Cervone said, adding, My school was pretty segregated, so I didnt even really even have much exposure to African-American culture or history. It wasnt until she went to Gainesville to attend UF that she was exposed to other cultures. At that time, though, Cervone did not think of going into teaching as a career. She thought about majoring in English or journalism, but wound up majoring in anthropology. Cervone returned to UF for graduate school, taking advantage of research opportunities abroad. Through Event organizer Mitchell Gunter (left) presents the Best The Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its regular meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, in Keystone United Methodist Churchs fellowship hall. The program will be presented by special guests David Golden, KUMC minister of music, and the Keystone Ringers handbell choir. Members are reminded to bring a covered dish, a cash donation for veterans at the Malcolm Randolph VA Hospital and books (print and audio) and DVDs to donate to the Bradford County Public Library as part of the DAR literacy emphasis. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence between April 19, 1775, and Nov. 26, 1783, is eligible for membership. Please contact Leslie Harper (352-475-5090) or June Keefe (386-431-1830) for more information. DAR chapter meets Dec. 4 at Keystone United Methodist SFC teacher wants to help students broaden minds and experiences Sarah Cervone Humanities at Center. She took advantage of opportunities to study abroad as a graduate student and hopes her students do the same. never been to a Florida-Georgia game. For home games, Bailey said cheerleaders arrive three hours prior to kickoff. They participate in warm-ups and appear at Gator Walk, where fans line up and cheer on the players and coaches as they exit buses and enter the stadium. You wont just see Bailey and her teammates at football games. We do a lot of appearances throughout the week for charities and functions for the Gators, she said. It definitely gets busy. Two-hour practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cheerleaders work out two hours per week as well and make appearances at other athletic events to cheer on Gators in other sports. Bailey said shes managed to juggle her cheer duties and schoolwork. Ive done pretty well so far, she said. You have to be organized and have good time management. As she eyes the future, Bailey hopes, of course, to make it through tryouts again and be able to keep cheering for the Gators and do so one day as a member of the Blue Team. Its definitely a goal of mine, Bailey said. For now, though, shell continue to live in the moment, balancing school and cheering. Bailey said the most enjoyable part of the year has been meeting new people and forming bonds with her fellow cheerleaders. Forming such bonds isnt hard when youve already gone through tryouts and gotten to know each other before officially becoming UF cheerleaders. Were like a family, Bailey said. Cheering for the Tigers helped prepare Bailey to join that family, but its one she had her eye on becoming a member of since that little girl donned an orange and blue cheer uniform. Bailey said things couldnt have gone any better now that her desire has become reality. It went above and beyond (expectations), she said. Its been everything I couldve dreamed of, she said. NCA Eagles soar to championship heights CHEER Continued from 1B


Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANDr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain NEED RELIEF FROM:Call Dr. BerryServing the Area for more than27 YearsCall Dr. BerryServing the Area for more than27 Years rfntbbnfnbntttroll through the 1856 plantation home decked out in an array of n352-336-9096 A Rare Opportunity to see the Homestead at Night n tnntb Victorian Santas: Sunday, Dec 3rd 12 4 pm Friday, Dec 8thCandlelight Visits Free Admission Free Carriage Rides! Santa Arrives 2 pm BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Union County High School has already made a splash on the big stage of the girls weightlifting state finals, with three individuals winning championships the last two years, but the Tigers are ready to make even more of a showing this season. Senior Mia Jackson, one of two Union lifters to compete at state last season, has the obvious goal of getting back to the finals and winning her weight class. However, when asked what would be the best-case scenario for the team as a whole this season, she said, To have at least seven girls go to state, four win state and us winning as a team at state. Thats what were predicting this year us winning as a team. Were setting the bar high, junior Josie Godwin said. Were a group. Its like a package deal. Junior Brandy McCoy has won two straight state titles in the 199 class. She would love to see more of her teammates experience state-level success. Itd be crazy, McCoy said when asked what it would feel like if the Tigers won the team title. It wouldnt be all on me. Its as a team, not as an individual. As one whos won state every year shes been in high school, McCoy has obvious personal goals, one of which is to win two more championships. She said her thought after capturing last seasons title was, Im halfway there. What more can McCoy do besides win state championships? Set state records. She has totals shes shooting, but was reluctant to say what they were in case she didnt accomplish them. I dont want to disappoint anyone, McCoy said. Coach Bryan Griffis revealed that shes shooting for a bench press of 315 and a clean and jerk of 230. McCoy is as quiet and unassuming a state champion as one could encounter, but dont let her demeanor fool you. She knows what she wants to accomplish and is driven to do so. Jackson said McCoy exceeds what may be limits for her and other lifters. If one of us cant do something, we stop, Jackson said. But her? Shell keep pushing and pushing until shes in tears. Upon observing what McCoy does in the weight room, senior Kurston Bakken, a transfer from Bradford High School, said, I was impressed, and Im still impressed, with how hard she works. Bakken has been on the medal platform at state in each of the last two seasons as a Bradford lifter, placing sixth in 2015-16 and fifth in 2016-17. This year, shes ready to set a bench-press record of 285 as well as stand on the highest platform at state, which would designate her as state champion. Im really excited, Bakken said. Its my last season. Im pushing myself. When I leave state this year, I want to know I worked as hard as I possibly could and I left it all there and gave it all Ive got. Hopefully, itll be enough. Lifting at state for the first time last season was an experience that Jackson said lay the groundwork for her goal of finishing this season as the states best lifter in her class. It kind of just gave me a preview of what its going to be like this year, Jackson said. Last year was just like a test run. Jackson wants to win that title by bench pressing more than 200 pounds as well as setting a cleanand-jerk record. It remains to be seen if she can achieve those marks, but Jackson seems to be one who will make the best of whatever happens. Like life, there are good days and bad days in the weight room. Jackson said since shes been involved in weightlifting, she has learned that she cant let the bad days become obstacles. Its taught me a lot of patience because some days I do my best and other days I do my worst, Jackson said. Its taught me just to keep going, keep trying. Itll all be worth it in the end. Two lifters looking to compete at state for the first time are Godwin and sophomore Sydney Personette. Godwin lifted for Union her freshman year, but did not compete last year. Still, shes confident about what she can accomplish this year. Im going to state, Godwin said. No doubt about it. Im going to win state. Griffis, as coach, may push Godwin to do her best, but she also receives plenty of motivation just by being around previous state qualifiers Bakken, Jackson and McCoy. She said she feels she has to match what theyve done. I better put my place in next, Godwin said. Tag along. Personette has already competed for the right to go to state after qualifying for regionals last season. She admitted she was surprised by how far she advanced. I just didnt expect to actually make it to regionals, Personette said, but (Griffis) kept telling me I would. Personette is following in the footsteps of her sister, Courtney, who competed at state for the Tigers in 2013-14. It was Courtney who inspired her to begin lifting weights in fifth grade. Personette said weightlifting has had a positive impact on her life. Ever since I started doing it, I feel like it just makes me more confident, she said. Confidence comes from adding muscle to her small frame Personette said she gets teased for being skinny but it also comes from just being a part of the UCHS weightlifting family. Family is the keyword. Theyre like all of my sisters, Personette said. Its cool to hear them cheering you on the whole time and hugging you and telling you that they love you. Godwin said, This is my family. It doesnt get better. I feel 100 percent comfortable with them. Even a newcomer like Bakken is quickly accepted into the fold. I started training here over the summer, she said. I already feel like Ive known these girls my whole life. Its a strong bond that is forged in and out of the weight room. We have sleepovers all the time, McCoy said. We stay with each other constantly. Were always together. Jackson said the closeness helps the girls get better in the weight room. Its easier to hear what youre doing wrong when its coming from someone you love and trust. If I was on a team, and I didnt know anybody, it would make me feel bad yelling at them if they didnt do something right, Jackson said. With them, theyre like my sisters. I can correct them if they do something wrong and keep them on track. Its all about working hard and doing all they can do to get to state and make their team their family proud. States a big deal, Bakken said. Its an awesome experience just to be there. Hopefully, a lot of girls feel the same way and want to work hard. UCHS girls weightlifters are aiming high this season BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Maisie Thornton, Josie Godwin, Mia Jackson, Breyonce Cummings, Brandy McCoy and Kurston Bakken all won their classes as the Union County High School girls weightlifting team took on Gainesville, losing 48-42. The winning totals were: Thornton 250 in the 129 class, Godwin 295 in the 139 class, Jackson 315 in the 169 class, Cummings 300 in the 183 class, McCoy 380 in the 199 class and Bakken 420 in the unlimited class. Finishing as class runners-up were: Sydney Personette 180 in the 110 class, Erika Roseke 200 in the 119 class and Taylor Gainey 260 in the 154 class. Madilyn Whitehead and Reah Jones earned a pair of thirdplace finishes, with Whitehead finishing with a 215 total in the 129 class and Jones finishing with a 230 total in the 139 class. In a meet against Columbia and Suwannee, the Tigers won every class but two, finishing with a score of 38. Suwannee and Columbia had scores of 15 and 11, respectively. First-place finishers and their totals were: Katie Tomlinson 145 (101 class), Thornton 245, Godwin 295, Gainey 250, Jackson 340, Cummings 295, McCoy 385 and Bakken 390. Roseke and Jones earned second-place finishes with totals of 200 and 235, respectively. Personette and Whitehead had third-place finishes with totals of 175 and 220, respectively. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer The Bradford High School girls weightlifting team competed at Baker County on Nov. 15, with Khalia Donley, Bri Reed and Auriyana Hankerson winning their classes. Donley had a 225 total in the 110 class, while Reed had a 180 total in the 129 class. Hankerson had a 260 total in the 183 class. Three earned third-place finishes: Shamya Young with a 125 total in the 101 class, Samantha Hopkins with a 165 total in the 119 class and Kayla Daniel with a 205 total in the unlimited class. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Alex Cruz scored three goals and had two assists, while goalie Caleb Cushman made seven saves in the Keystone Heights High School boys soccer teams 5-0 win at West Nassau on Nov. 20. Keystone (4-1-1) also got a goal each from Landon Ricketts and Colby Townsend, with Ricketts adding an assist. Cushman and Petyon Box each had an assist as well. All four of the teams wins have been shutouts. The Indians played District 5-2A opponent Santa Fe this past Tuesday and will travel to play district opponent Crescent City on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. Keystone travels to play Orange Park on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:20 p.m. before returning home for district matches against Newberry on Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. and Interlachen on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. Keystones junior varsity team, which is 1-1, played Santa Fe this past Tuesday and will play at 5 p.m. prior to the varsity teams Crescent City match and at 5:30 p.m. prior to the varsity teams Orange Park match. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Class 8A Fleming Island was too much for the Bradford High School girls basketball team, which lost 71-28 to the visiting Golden Eagles on Nov. 21. Jahmya Henderson scored 15 points, while Jade Baker had five. Olyvia Griffin and Raynisha Hunter each had four points. Griffin and Dezirae Tabet were the leading rebounders with five apiece. Bradford (0-2) opened the regular season with a 53-16 at Trenton on Nov. 20. Henderson and Baker had eight and five points, respectively, while Meghan Harris had two. Regina Roberts added one point. Harris, Hunter and Roberts each had four rebounds, while Griffin and Henderson each had three steals. The Tornadoes played District 4-5A opponent Fort White this past Tuesday and will travel to play district opponent Pierson Taylor on Friday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. On Monday, Dec. 4, Bradford travels to play Middleburg at 7 p.m. Tigers earn 6 1st-place close loss to Gainesville 3 earn wins for BHS girls weightlifters at Baker County KHHS boys soccer team gets another shutout victory BHS girls lose to Fleming in baskeball, fall to 0-2


Virginia Allen STARKEVirginia Ann Grant Allen, 78, died on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville. She was a resident of Pleasant Grove. She is survived by: children, Johnny (Diane) Brown, Sr. of Starke, Donnell (Johnnie Mae) Pelham of Raleigh, Charles Cohen of Waldo, Katrina (Ronnie) Mitchell of Gainesville, Wayne (Pauletta) Grant of Raleigh, Leroy Waters III of Gainesville; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and brother, Homer Mosley, Jr. of Gainesville. A Life Celebration of Love, Life and Legacy will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, Dec. 2 at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Waldo. Rev. James Ramsey, Pastor, Rev. Lorenzo Edwards Sr. Eulogist. Visitation will be held on Friday, from 4-7 pm at J. Hadley Funeral Home, Starke. Bob Bryant STARKEBob Bryant, 77, of Starke, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. He was born July 29, 1940 in Jasper to the late Lamar Bryant and Alice Thompson Bryant. He joined the United State Navy and later became the Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance at Union County Correctional Institute where he worked for 26 years. He is predeceased by: his parents; spouse of 24 years, Betty Louise Bryant; sister, Shirley; and brother, Gary. He is survived by: his wife of 26 years, Joann Carter Bryant of Starke; children, Belinda (Brian) Prevatt of Lake Butler, Dan (Kim) Bryant of Lake Butler, Bonnie (Roger) Bryant of Great Falls, MT, Lynn (Wayne) Bergman of Lake Butler; step daughter, Rhonell (Rick) Wilkins of Hampton; sister, Nora (Bob) Fretwell of Lake Butler; eight grandchildren; and 17 greatgrandchildren. A Celebration of life was held on Nov. 26 at Dekle Cemetery with Brother Kavin Paul officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Patti Campbell-Byrd STARKEPatti Lee CampbellByrd, age 59, of Starke, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville following long illnesses. She was born in Columbus, OH on Nov. 15, 1958, the daughter of Thornton A. Sayre and Jean Sayre. She was preceded in death by: her father; her sister, Charlotte Ann Sayre; and her step father, David Ogilvie. Patti is survived by: her mother of St. Cloud; her loving husband of 22 years, William Byrd of Starke; her son, Abel Campbell of Bridgeport, CT; her sister, Juanita Kersey of Keystone Heights; and her step sisters, Susan Hahn and Mary Whittaker Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke, Fl. Visit to sign the familys guest book. 904964-5757. PAID OBITUARY Charlene Chesser Charlene Chesser SALT SPRINGS Charlene E. Chesser, 76, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. She was born on Aug. 20, 1941, in Gainesville to James H. and Myrtice K. Dennis, and was raised in Starke and graduated from Bradford High School. Charlene worked over 34 years with the Marion County School Board. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Salt Springs. She is survived by: her loving husband of 55 years, Willis; son, Dennis (Kristy); daughter, Dena (Kenny) Stevens; sisters, Kay (Audy) Hinson, Henree (Jimmy) Martin, Martha (Bernie) Stalzer; three grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Memorial Service will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, Dec. 2 at First Baptist Church in Salt Springs, with Pastors Eric Gervais and Charles Litzell officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Marion County. Arrangements under the care of Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony. PAID OBITUARY Katrina Deese STARKE Katrina Trina Michelle Deese, age 47, of Starke, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was born in Plant City on Sept. 22, 1970 to William and Molly Blevins May. Trina resided in Lakeland for many years until relocating to Starke in 2000. Shortly after relocating, she met and married the love of her life Ron Deese on June 20, 2003. Trina loved life and lived it to the fullest. Trina was passionate about her cooking and loved turning her creations into beautiful presentations. She was a movie buff and enjoyed thrift store and antique shopping. She also enjoyed attending the Six Gun Territory History Reenactment. Most of all, Trina loved her family and spending time with them. Trina is survived by: her loving husband of 14 years, Ron Deese of Starke; her parents, William and Molly Blevins May of Starke; her son, Trevor Finley of Starke; her sisters, Tina (John) Coulter of Lakeland, Sheila (Wayne) McCarty of Auburndale, and Billie (Loren) Russell of Tallahassee; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Trinas Life was held on Nov. 29 at the Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Pastor Johnie T. Hobbs officiating. Interment followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit www. to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Frederick Ellison Frederick Ellison LAKE BUTLERFrederick J. Ellison, known to all as, Jimmy of Lake Butler, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at age 58. He was born Oct. 31, 1959. Jimmy graduated from Union County High School and started his career as a Correctional Officer at Union Correctional Institution. Later in life, he became a minister of Jesus Christ. Jimmy loved to play golf. He especially loved to be joined by family and friends to watch, none other than, the Florida Gators. Above all, Jimmy loved his Savior Jesus Christ. He will be greatly missed. Jimmy is preceded in death by: his grandmother; Pearl Norman; mother, Elsie Norman; daughter, Shannon Ellison. He leaves his family to cherish his memory. Jimmy is survived by: his loving wife of 40 years, Phyllis Ellison; daughter, Patty (Josh) Andrews; parents, Frank and Connie Garmon; sisters, Carol (Rick) Vierling, Robin (Randy) Jenkins, Mickey (Jerry) Dorminey, Norma Jean (Dave) Cornett, and April (Robert) Norman; grandchildren, Josh Andrews, Jeffery Andrews, Stefani Nash, and Lindsey Nash; greatgranddaughter, Tinleigh. Jimmy is also survived by: several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held at the Full Gospel Church in honor of Jimmy Ellison on Nov. 25. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386)496-2008. PAID OBITUARY T h e h i r i n g o f a l a w y e r i s a n i m p o r t a n t d e c i s i o n t h a t s h o u l d n o t b e b a s e d s o l e l y u p o n a d v e r t i s e m e n t s B e f o r e y o u d e c i d e a s k u s t o s e n d y o u i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t o u r q u a l i f i c a t i o n s a n d e x p e r i e n c e The Weekly Paw Print: October has been designated as Adopt A This week we salute the unsung heroes of veterinary medicine. Im talking about National Veterinary Technician Week. The individuals you see assisting the veterinarian do more than you can see in the exam room alone. Veterinary technicians deliver medications, administer and monitor anesthesia, assist the veterinarian in surgery, collect and run lab tests, and so much more. They do all that they do while remaining patient and compassionate. They never lose sight of what their mission is and why they are there. The veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and the veterinary receptionists make up the veterinary team. Veterinarians rely on their team to care and provide for their patients beyond just the medicine. This week I would like to personally thank my awesome team. I could not do what I do without their help, their inspiration to be the best, and their compassion. It is my privilege to work with each and every one of them. Next time you see a member of your veterinary health care team, give them two paws up! This Saturday is National Mutt Day. National Mutt Day is all about embracing, saving, and celebrating mixed breed dogs. This special day was created to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation. Approximately 80% of dogs in shelters are mixed breeds and sadly have a lower percentage of adoption when compared to their purebred counterparts. So how do we celebrate the mixed breed on this day of national awareness? It starts with some simple facts. For example, did you know mixed breed dogs tend to be healthier, better behaved, live longer, and are just as able to perform the duties of pure bred dogs? Many mixed breed dogs are also used as working dogs, such as bomb and drug snifng, search and rescue, and guiding the blind. Throughout history there have been many famous mixed breed dogs; Laika was the the rst animal in space, Sinbad and Sgt. Stubby were the only two animals to be classied as non-commsioned ofcers in the U.S. Military, and of course Benji who became a very popular pet star. Whether famous or not there are millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs sitting in shelters desperately waiting for a new home. You can spread awareness too. If you or someone you know is considering a new pet, please remember to visit your local animal shelters. You never know. Your best friend could be waiting for you there! d Obituaries d UFs Center for African Studies, she discovered a lot of grants and fellowships were available for students to do research in Africa. Opportunities are especially available for students to study African languages since they are understudied, Cervone said. She received a scholarship to study Arabic, which took her to north Africa. I was able to get whats called the Foreign Language Area Studies Scholarship, Cervone said. They pay all of your tuition. Plus, you get a living allowance. All you have to do is add the language to your college schedule. Youre getting the opportunity to learn a new language, but then youre also getting a lot of support to go through college. I dont think many students are aware of that at Santa Fe. Im trying to raise the awareness that there are a lot of opportunities for them to engage in. Most of Cervones research was done in Morocco, living in a village in the Atlas Mountains. That allowed her to see firsthand what Africa was really like, but it also showed her that deep down, we are all the same despite our cultural differences. Once you get beneath the surface of clothing, language and maybe skin color, at the core, everybody is really the same, Cervone said, adding, We want the same things. We feel the same things. People just want family and to have their food and clothing and shelter and community. All these other differences are just kind of superficial, but we tend to focus on the differences more than our sameness. I think thats what I was kind of able to come back with, having that sense that were all humans in different situations. The biggest barrier she comes across when trying to encourage students to take advantage of such opportunities is their own self-doubt, which is created by limitations that exist only in their minds, Cervone said. If a student gets past those doubts, he or she is in for a rewarding experience. Cervone talked about one of her students who would eventually receive a Foreign Language Area Studies Scholarship to study Swahili, saying, She was just so excited and having such a great time. Being a graduate student also paved the way toward a teaching career. Like a lot of fellow students, Cervone taught classes, which resulted in her tuition being waived. I didnt plan to go into teaching, but once I started doing it, I found I actually really enjoyed it, Cervone said. Cervone said she likes having discussions with students, which she views as a continuingeducation opportunity for herself. The students often bring in their own experiences and their own points of view, Cervone said. I always try to encourage discussion. Im always being challenged with different points of view. Its kind of a lot like going abroad, where if you create an environment where students can challenge me, then I can learn from them as well. She may not have originally envisioned herself in this career, but it makes her think of a saying she learned in Morocco: Inshaallah, which means, God willing. Now, Im like, aint that the truth? You can make all these plans, but you always kind of end up on this path, Cervone said. I wouldve never, at that time, known that I would take this route, but I cant imagine any other route to have taken. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer How can a church help the community it loves? By leaving the church and going out into the community. That is the reasoning behind First United Methodist Church of Starkes Celebration Sunday, a free event that will take place at the Bradford County Fairgrounds from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 3. Pastor Mike Moore will be giving a message, along with Holy Communion and the lighting of a candle for Advent, but the event will also consist of family fun in the form of games, train rides, hay rides and music by the Ben Carter Band. Barbecue will be served. Moore said his church came to the decision that it had to get outside the walls of the church and host an event that is nonthreatening to those who dont go to a church and maybe are intimidated by going to a church. This is a big step for my church to shut its doors on a Sunday, he said, adding, I thank God Ive got great leaders in my church that want to do something like this. Moore said the church had lost sight of who its clients are those who dont come to church. You can have a brand new bass boat and a beautiful lake full of bass, Moore said, but theyre not going to jump in the boat unless you go fish for them. It is hoped the event will encourage people to go to church, whether its First United Methodist or one of the communitys other churches, Moore said, adding the purpose is to help the community that we love. Starke church reaches out to community with Celebration Sunday Starkes 13 th annual Shop With a Cop will be here before you know it, so now is the time to make a donation and help bring a little Christmas joy to Bradford County youth. The event scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 14, and Friday, Dec. 15 allows children to enjoy a shopping spree at Walmart of Starke. Children are escorted by members of various law-enforcement agencies as well as members of the Department of Corrections. Teachers at Bradford County elementary schools select children who have needs (financial, emotional or psychological), yet are still striving to do their best in school and be outstanding citizens. The program has grown from 34 participants and a one-day event in its first year to now serving hundreds over the course of two days. More than 200 Bradford County elementary students participated last year. That growth or the events existence wouldnt be possible without the support of a caring community. Starke Police Department Maj. Barry Warren said without the kindness shown by businesses and individuals, this program would not be such a valuable asset to this community. As he witnessed last years event, Starke Police Chief Jeff Johnson said, You see how much this community loves the people in it. They invest in this community. They invest in the kids. The deadline for donations is Friday, Dec. 8. Checks should be made payable to: Starke Police Department Shop With a Cop. Donations can be mailed to: Starke Police Department, Attn: Maj. Barry Warren, 830 Edwards Road, Starke, FL 32091. Warren is also available to pick up donations. You may contact him at 352-494-3326 (cell), 904-964-5400 (Starke Police Department) or 904368-1384 (office). He may also be contacted via email at If youd like to experience what the event is all about, visit YouTube and search for Starke Shop With a Cop. Help spread Christmas joy, support Starkes annual Shop With a Cop Continued from 2B


James Fink Sr. James Fink Sr. RAIFORD James Judson Judd Fink Sr., 80, of Raiford, peacefully passed away on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, while surrounded by his loving family. Judd was born in Long Island, NY to the late Arthur and Evelyn Fink. In 1956, James Judd Fink Sr. joined the United States Navy, where he proudly served his country for the following six years. Later, Judd became a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He enjoyed playing the guitar. Judd also enjoyed sitting around a fire with his friends and family. He worked as an electrician, retiring from the Lake City VA. Judd shared his skills and knowledge of electrical work and refrigerator repair with families who were in need. He was a giving man, who was easy to love. Judd is preceded in death by: his brother, Artie Fink; and sister, June Richards. He leaves behind his beloved family to cherish his memory. James Judson Judd Fink Sr. is survived by: three sons, James J. (Sheila) Fink Jr., Raymond A. Fink, and John A. Fink; two daughters, Dorothy Burch and Barbara (Michael) OBrien. He is survived by: 13 grandchildren; and 24 greatgrandchildren, who adoringly called him Poppa Juddy. Judd was loved by many and will be missed. Funeral services were held in his honor on Nov. 27 at Archer Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386)496-2008. PAID OBITUARY John Hoyt SATSUMA John Thomas Hoyt, 71, of Satsuma went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at his home following an extended illness. John was born and raised in Hollister. He was in the U.S. Army and served in Korea and Vietnam. He loved gospel and bluegrass music and worshiping with his many friends at Welaka Baptist Church where he was a member. John was preceded in death by: his parents, John and Ruth Hoyt; and daughter, Vicki Hoyt. Surviving are: his wife, Jean of Satsuma; two sons, Michael Hoyt of San Antonio, TX, Alan Hoyt of St. Augustine; daughter, Laura Hoyt of San Antonio; five brothers, Woodie Hoyt of Daytona Beach, Bill (Ginny) Hoyt of Interlachen, Daniel (April) Hoyt of Interlachen, Donald Hoyt of Satsuma, and Henry (Becky) Hoyt of Hollister; four sisters, Betty Sineath of Starks, Nita (Rick) Dillbeck of Hernando, Kathy Hoyt of Interlachen, Joyce (Dan) Petrucelli of Bradenton; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial will be at a later date in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX. PAID OBITUARY Charles Johns Charles Johns KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Charles Charlie E. Johns, 69, of Keystone Heights went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Charlie was born in Jacksonville on Sept. 27, 1948 to the late Luther Jacob Johns and Louise Padgett Johns. Charlie was raised in and around the Starke area and attended Bradford County public schools. After high school, he worked as a sub-contractor for several floor covering companies in the Jacksonville area for approximately 35 years. Prior to his retirement in 2009, he worked for six years with the Department of Corrections as a Vocational Instructor. In his teen and earlier years, Charlie played the drums as a member in various local bands and was an avid Gator fan. In addition to singing and playing music, he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. Charlie was preceded in death by: his parents; his daughter, Pamela Criss; his brother, Jefferson Jacob Junior Johns; and sister, Joyce Tetstone. Charlie is survived by: his wife of 25 years, Caprice Johns of Keystone Heights; sons, Timothy Bo Johns of Starke, Daniel Johns of Jacksonville, and Cory (Amanda) Johns of Lake Butler; daughter, Michelle Jones of Texas; brothers, Earnest Johns, Wayne (Tammy) Johns, Lester (Diane) Johns, and Eugene (Barbara) Johns all of Starke; sisters, Alma Wynn and Betty Johns, both of Starke; 12 grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. A Celebration of Charlies life was held on Nov. 29 at the Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Pastor Joy Thornton officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Visit to sign the familys guest book. 904964-5757. PAID OBITUARY Joyce Kilby STARKEJoyce Ann Kilby, 78, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 in a Gainesville care center. Mrs. Kilby was born in Jacksonville and has lived in the Starke area for many years. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Ronnie E. Kilby, Sr.; son, Ronnie E. Kilby, Jr.; and her sister, Elaine White. Survivors include: four children, David Kilby, John (Kim) Kilby, Dink (Cyndi) Kilby and Belinda Goetzman; two brothers, John (Elaine) Campbell; 15 grandchildren; 27 greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Funeral services were held on Nov. 29 in the chapel of Peeples Family Funeral Homes, Jacksonville. Burial followed in Jacksonville Memory Gardens. PAID OBITUARY William Marchant LAKE CITYWilliam H. Bill Marchant, 83, of Lake City, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at his home with family. He was born in Cottondale to the late Andrew and Margaret Morgan Marchant. Mr. Marchant was raised in Valdosta, GA and attended Valdosta High School, graduated from Ware County High School in Waycross, GA, and played baseball and football at both schools. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a LHP pitcher for the USAF baseball team. Mr. Marchant was a longtime resident of Lake City and had previously lived in Jasper and Starke. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, coaching softball and baseball for his children and spending time with his family. Mr. Marchant was preceded in death by: his brother, James Marchant; and one son, Asher G. Jerry Sullivan, Jr. Survivors include: his wife, Loretta Law Sullivan Marchant, Lake City; two daughters, Tara (Michael) Krieghauser, Lake City and Mona Pooser, Gainesville; two sons, Bret (Jan) Marchant, Apache Junction, AZ and Ricky Sullivan, Gainesville; one sister, Hazel (Billy) Overholser, Palatka; 15 grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Nov. 26 at Christ Central with Pastor Lonnie Johns, officiating. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Lake City 386752-1954. Please leave words of comfort for the family at www. PAID OBITUARY Leslie Moss HAMPTON Leslie Les Moss, age 75, of Hampton died on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. He was born in Starke on Oct. 31, 1942 to the late William Moss and Thelma Starling Moss. He graduated from Bradford High School and shortly after graduation, he joined the United States Air Force where he served in the Vietnam and Korean Wars. After retirement he relocated to Hampton. He was preceded in death by: his father; and his wife of 56 years, Sandy Ann Moss. He is survived by: children, Cindy (Casey) Welch of Edmond, OK and David Moss of Hampton; mother, Thelma Moss of Starke; brothers, James, Charles, Carlos, Lynn, Eddie, and Ronnie Moss; sister, Elaine Moss; and two grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 10:00 am at Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Pastor Kavin Paul officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 2:00 pm with full military honors. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Judy Roberts Judy Roberts BROOKER Judy Kelley Roberts, 76, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 surrounded by her family, following a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. Judy was a native of Brooker and was a peninsula resident since 1964. Formerly the manager of the Department of Anesthesia, she worked at Mary Immaculate Hospital for 32 years and retired in 2003. She was also active in her community and a member of Grafton Kiwanis Club. She will be remembered for her strength, courage, kindness, and love. Judy was preceded in death by: her parents, Joseph Wesley Kelley and Muriel Lee Sapp Kelley. She is survived by: her husband of 25 years, Lee Roberts; a daughter, Laura Williams of Crawfordville; a son, Brian Eric Williams of Crestview; a granddaughter, Rachel Ann Williams of Crestview. She also is survived by: her brothers, Wesley Kelley of Brooker, Willard (Charlene) Kelley of Lake City, and Randy Kelley of Brooker. The family would like to thank and recognize their extended family members, LeRoy and Martha Roberts, Robert and Machelle Roberts, Kevin and Tina Roberts, and all their children for their support and care through this very difficult time. A graveside service will be held at Dedan Cemetery on Friday, Dec. 1 at 2 pm. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386)496-2008. PAID OBITUARY James Temes LAKE BUTLERJames Dennis Temes, 74, resident of Lake Butler, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 in the E. T. York Care Center, following a long illness. Mr. Temes was born in Columbia, TN on Aug. 25, 1943 to the late G. W. and Alberta Temes. He grew up in Gainesville, attended Gainesville High School and then began a lengthy career as the owner/ operator of Temes Towing. His favorite hobby was drag racing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Temes in 2008; and by his son, Shaun in 2012; and a granddaughter, Heather White in 2013. He is survived by: his son, Mark (Robin) Temes, of Graham; grandchildren, Shaun Temes, Jr. and Jennifer Markham and Kevin, Levi, Cole and Brandy Temes. He was blessed with 12 great-grandchildren Services were held Nov. 28 in the Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Downtown, 404 North Main Street, Gainesville. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Please visit his memorial page at: www. For further information WilliamsThomas Downtown (352) 376-7556 PAID OBITUARY Theron Webb GRAHAM Theron A. Webb, 95, of Graham died on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. He was born in Suwannee County on Feb. 4, 1922 to the late Edgar Wyatt Webb and Callie Green Webb. He served in the Army during World War II. He worked a variety of jobs including, metal finisher for 30 years, before retiring. He was preceded in death by: his parents; his first wife, Victoria Webb; brothers, Theo and Ernest Webb; sisters, Lula Ford and Juanita Casey; son-in-law, Ed Sindelar; and grandson, Autrey Gravel. He is survived by: his wife of 30 years, Marie Harrison Webb of Graham; his children, Mary (Wendell) Ford of Orange Heights, Tom (Marsha) Webb of Katy, TX, and Betty Sindelar of Round Lake, IL; 14 grandchildren along with many great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 3:00 pm at Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Tom Webb and Wendell Ford officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:00 3:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Haven Hospice, St. Judes Childrens Hospital, the Cancer Society, or your favorite charity. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. 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Bradford Nestor Obec Aburto-Garcia, 31, of Gainesville was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. Bond was set at $2,500. Russell Hamilton Akins, 37, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for misdemeanor probation violation. No bond was allowed. Jerry Lee Allen, 45, of Starke was arrested Nov. 25 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for felony probation violation. No bond was allowed. Kasey Randall Brooks, 20, of Hampton was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Brian Sean Copeland, 43, of Starke was arrested Nov. 23 by Starke Police for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated batterycause bodily harm or disability, and kidnap false imprisonment of an adult (see Telegraph A-section for more). Bond was set at $400,000. Brittney Lynn Cowley-Johns, 31, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. No bond was allowed. Tyrone Terrance Davis, 39, of Gainesville was arrested Nov. 21 by the Florida Highway Patrol for driving while license suspended or revokedhabitual offender. Bond was set at $10,000. John Marcus Erwin, 41, of Lawtey was arrested Nov. 21 by Starke Police on an out-ofcounty warrant from Alachua for probation violation on original charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. No bond was allowed. Martin-Law L. Frederiksen, 42, of Adrian, Georgia, was arrested Nov. 22 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant from Hillsborough. Bond was set at $5,000. Moises Jesus GonzalezRamirez, 35, of Jacksonville was arrested Nov. 22 by Lawtey Police during a traffic stop for operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license. Bond was set at $1,500. Edward Allen Grover, 50, of Starke was arrested Nov. 26 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked second offense. Bond was set at $5,000. Roshedia Larose Howard, 33, of Jacksonville was arrested Nov. 24 by Lawtey Police during a traffic stop on an out-of-county warrant from Duval. Bond was set at $5,003. Conscious Samaria Jabree Jackson, 44, of Jacksonville was arrested Nov. 20 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. Linda Hudnall Johns, 51, of Starke was arrested Nov. 25 by Starke Police for battery. According to the arrest report Johns and her boyfriend had been drinking all day when she became upset and struck him in the face. Law enforcement was called. Johns was arrested and transported to jail. Bond was set at $5,000. Anna Michelle Laux, 42, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 23 by the Florida Highway Patrol during a traffic stop for driving under the influencewith property damage or personal injury. Ricky Bruce McLoughlin, 49, was arrested Nov. 22 by the Florida Highway Patrol during a traffic stop for driving under the influence. Joshua Bruce Norris, 28, of Lawtey was arrested Nov. 24 by the Florida Highway Patrol during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revokedsubsequent offense. Bond was set at $500. Taylor Cheyenne Perry, 23, of Raiford was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. Ceddrick Lanard Pittman, 27, of Starke was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop on an out-of-county warrant from Duval for grand theft and battery. Bond was set at $40,006. Charles Leroy Rhoden, 38, of Starke was arrested Nov. 22 by Bradford deputies on an outof-county warrant for battery domestic violence. No bond was allowed. Charles Justin Vickory, 35, of Hampton was arrested Nov. 22 by Starke Police during a traffic stop for possession of cocaine and on two warrants for felony probation violation. No bond was allowed for the probation violation charges, while bond was set at $15,000 for the possession charge. Catherine Louise Waters, 56, of Starke was arrested Nov. 24 by Starke Police for larcenypetit theft, dealing in stolen property and fraudfalse ownership information to pawn items less than $300. According to the arrest report, Waters, who was staying at Bradford Campgrounds off U.S. 301 North in Starke, took a weed eater from another camper and pawned it at Lending Bear Pawn for $7. The victim saw Waters putting a weed eater in her car and followed her to the pawnshop, leading to her arrest. The victim also had a blower, fishing pole and tackle box stolen, but Waters didnt admit to stealing them (those items havent be recovered). Bond was set at $60,000. Keystone/Melrose Matthew Brian Kirk, 30, of Keystone Heights was arrested Nov. 20 by Clay deputies for possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver. Desiree Jeanette Peacock, 48, of Keystone Heights was arrested Nov. 22 by Clay deputies for an out-of-county warrant. Union James Andrew Vaughn, 29, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 23 by Union deputies for felony batterybodily harm or disability, and child neglect without great harm. According to the arrest report, Vaughn and his girlfriend live together as a family and have two children together. They were arguing during the day of the incident when she went into the kitchen holding their 2-month-old son to get him a bottle before leaving the house. Vaughn followed her and knocked a jug of water out of her hand before pushing her down when she tried to go by him. The victim fell with the infant in her arms. Her head hit a cabinet, causing an 8-inch gash that eventually required 15 staples to close. When the victim stood up, Vaughn grabbed the infant and went into a bedroom to put him down. He then returned and pushed the bleeding victim again, causing her to fall against a wall and strike her back. He then noticed the victim was bleeding from her head and told her to get in the car. He took her to North Florida Regional for treatment. Vaughn left her there and went to his brothers home for several hours before he was contacted by deputies and eventually arrested and transported to jail. Tarus Woodall, 42, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 25 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Woodall went to a residence where his ex-girlfriend was staying and yelled at her to give him a phone he had purchased for her. The victim refused to do so and shut the door without locking it. Woodall entered the residence, grabbed the victim and forcibly took the phone from her. On his way out of the house, he also knocked over an antique clock tower before leaving in his vehicle. Law enforcement was called. Woodall was located, questioned, arrested and transported to jail. Christie Anne Walker, 34, of Worthington Springs and Megan Dawn Harris, 27, of Lake Butler were arrested Nov. 20 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest reports, Walker went to Harris residence to talk about a dispute between their children. According to Harris, a fight between the two ensued, with Walker hitting her in the face. According to Walker, the fight started after Harris lunged at her and swung her fist at her. Harris mother eventually came out and broke up the fight. Law enforcement was called. Due to the conflicting accounts from Walker and Harris, and with no other witness, both were arrested and charged with battery. Jamie Hezlitt Prusinski, 35, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 22 by Union deputies on two out-ofcounty warrants from Charlotte, both for sale or delivery of controlled substance/possession of controlled substance/ possession of paraphernalia. Bond was set at $34,000. Lorie Marie Mullins, 44, of Luverne, Alabama, was arrested Nov. 25 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Mullins and her sister from Georgia were in Lake Butler to visit their mother for Thanksgiving. An argument between Mullins and her sister started when she attempted to take her child from her sisters arms. The sister, who has adopted one of Mullins children and has custody of the one she was holding, refused to hand him over. Mullins grabbed her sister by the hair and tried to pull her to the ground, scratching her arm as the two struggled. Eventually, the sister gained control of Mullins, dragged her out of the residence and locked her out. Law enforcement was called. Mullins was arrested and transported to jail. Christopher Joseph Gordon, 35, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 20 by Union deputies for driving while license suspended or revokedhabitual offender, possession of new legend drugs without a prescription and possession of narcotic equipment. According to the arrest report, Gordon was spotted driving to S&S in Worthington Springs by a deputy who knew he didnt have a valid license. A search of Gordon during his arrest revealed the drugs and narcotic equipment on him and in his vehicle. John T. Hamill, 55, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 21 by Union deputies for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, a deputy responded to a call from Shadd Trucking about an intoxicated man on the property. An employee of the trucking firm found Hamill intoxicated and laying under a truck in a field behind the business. The employee advised Hamill to leave the property, but Hamill struggled to get out from under the truck and to walk. Law enforcement was called. Hamill was arrested to prevent injury to himself or others. Henry J.J. Jackson, 29, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 20 by Union deputies on a warrant for child neglectcause great harm and possession of drugs controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuananot more than 20 grams and possession of narcotic equipment. According to the arrest report, deputies went to the residence of Jacksons girlfriend near Providence to locate him due to the felony warrant for child neglect. When Jackson was eventually arrested outside of the residence, a search of the master bedroom revealed marijuana, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. The girlfriend stated the drugs were Jacksons and that she assumed he sells them. According to the offense report for the child neglect warrant, Jackson picked up his 9-year-old son in July from the mother to stay with him and his girlfriend, along with her young son. The two children told to go to sleep after playing a while, but they were jumping on the bed when Jackson entered the room. Jacksons son stated that Jackson then started to choke him and hit him with his hand and then with a belt. The victim told his mother who discovered bruising on the childs back, buttocks and pelvis area when he was returned the next day that the girlfriend entered the room during the incident and stopped Jacksons attack. Bond was set at $50,000 for the child neglect charge. Gas piping 10% off with this admust have ad to receive discount Winter HoursMon 9-5 Wed 9-5 Fri 9-5 Advertising Works!! t ARRESTS t


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For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005 Motor Vehicles $CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352771-6191. Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE Af rent. 113 E. Call St. Call Jerry at 904-364-8395 Homes For Sale 3BR/2BA HOME. Includ ed office separate from house. With 2 car garage. 1005 Palm St. Starke, Fl. House newly renovated, new windows, roof, car pet, vinyl flooring, tiled bath, new appliances. City gas. Double size lot borhood, near school. Move in ready. $177,000. Call 904-364-9022 for appointment to see home. For Rent RENTALS various mobile homes on lots and acre age in the Keystone Heights, Melrose and Hawthorne areas. Refer ences required. Call Jim at 352-317-5880. WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-468-1323 NEWLY RENOVATED mo bile homes. 3 BR/ 2 BA DW and 2 BR/ 2 BA. (One) 16x80 2 BR/2 BA. 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Service animals only. $500/mo. plus de posit. 352-468-2674 STARKE 3BR/2BA DWMH, CH/A, new large eat-in kitchen. Near SR 16 & 301. Non-smoker, ser vice animals only. Lawn care available. $800/ mo. $800/deposit. 904-662-3735-leave message or 904-263-7844 Pets FREE KITTENS 3 months old, spayed and neutered to a good home. 2 adult cats spayed and neutered to a good home. Call 352468-3720 Yard Sales CHERYL, JEANA AND AN day-Friday 8am-? Follow between Purple Gator and Second Hand Trea sures. BIG MULTI-FAMILY yard sale. Saturday 8am1pm. Clothes, toys, home goods. 505 Bridges St. across from Wainwright Park. YARD SALE; clothes in cluding 3x-5x sizes. Household, kitchen and Christmas items. Satur day 9-2. 385 Alton Road, Starke YARD SALE; Saturday 9am? Lawtey, 216th St. look for sign. YARD SALE; Thurs., Fri., and Saturday 9am-4pm. Undercover, too much to list. 1303 W Pratt Street. Lake Butler Yard Sales MULTI-FAMILY yard sale. Friday and Saturday 9am-? 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Good with computers and must be drug free. 904-964-8596 WAREHOUSE Associate The City of Starke is seek ing a capable Warehouse Associate to support our warehouse operations. The successful candidate will receive, input, sort, deliver, load and unload products and perform var ious warehouse activities. Candidate must have the ability to operate forklift, hand truck, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment. This posi tion requires considerable physical agility and the ability to lift or move heavy products and climb stairs or ladders daily. Starting salary range $12 $16 hourly DOQ. Applications may be received at Career Source or resumes sent to by December 22, 2017 HELP WANTED UNION COUNTY POSITION: Director, Union County Emergency Medical Services JOB DUTIES/DESCRIP TION: As the UCEMS Director he/she must oversee and manage an advanced life sup port (ALS) EMS Service that treats a population of over 15,500 citizens, utilizes 4 ALS equipped ambulances, and em on a 24 hour basis. He/ She will be responsible and accountable for a 1.8 million dollar budget, patient billing, in-house ment, state records orga nization, medical direction updates, progressive ALS and BLS training, em ployee scheduling, with emphasis on supervisory oversight on all admin istrative and operational details pertaining to all pre-hospital care of pa tients both non-emergent and emergent. QUALIFICATIONS: Mini all EMS operations to include: Staff scheduling, budget preparation, EMS supervisory skills, Flori da Administration Code 64J, Incident Command Structure (ICS), National Incident Management System, Health Informa tion Portability and Ac countability Act (HIPAA), grant writing skills, and strong communication skills. Applications must be submitted to the Union County Board of County Commissioners. The of 1st Street, Lake Butler, Florida 32054. Union County is an Equal Op portunity Employer and Veteran Preference. 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90 DAYS SAME AS CASH FINANCINGWe Will Beat All Competitor Pricing SHEET VINYL AS LOW AS $.59 CARPET AS LOW AS $.69 SF VINYL PLANK AS LOW AS $.89 SF WOOD LOOK TILE AS LOW AS $1.29 SF 25% OFF ALL CARPET & VINYL REMENTSFloor & Home Over 40 years of SALES ~ SERVICE ~ INSTALLATION the Vikings led 25-0. The Tornadoes had gained only 15 yards at this point and continued to struggle on the ensuring series. Chris Cummings was dropped for a 1-yard loss on a reverse on the drives first play before Kee intercepted a tipped pass to give the Vikings the ball at the Bradford 29. This time, Raynell Killian did the bulk of the short work for Raines, which scored on four plays. Killian had a 12-yard run, followed by runs of 9 and 2 yards, resulting in first-andgoal at the 6. After a penalty on Bradford, Killian found the end zone from 3 yards out. Sanders PAT made the score 32-0 at the 8:47 mark of the second quarter. Bradfords offense showed some life on the next series despite beginning the drive at its own 1-yard due to a miscue on the kickoff return. A personalfoul facemask penalty moved the Tornadoes to the 16. Zion Barber then completed a 45-yard pass to Cummings, giving Bradford a first down at the Raines 39. Bradford gained another first down when Barber drew the defense offsides on a third-andinches play. A personal-foul penalty had the Tornadoes later facing third-and-24. Barber completed a 15-yard pass to Cummings before his own run came up 3 yards short on fourth down. Raines added two scores in the final 2:34 of the half, both of which came on one-play possessions. Marshall scored on a run of 39 yards before adding another touchdown on a 1-yard run, which was set up by a long punt return by Webb. Sanders added the extra-point after both scores for a 46-0 lead, which meant the second half was played with a running clock. Marshall finished the night with 162 yards rushing on 11 carries, while adding an additional 31 yards on three receptions. Raines failed to field the second-half kickoff, which was recovered by Bradfords Travis Lee at the Raines 29-yard line. Jeremiah Vaughn picked up a first down on a 12-yard run, while Tally Chandlers 7-yard moved the Tornadoes to the 10. On fourth-and-1 from the 8, Vaughn lined up to take the snap, handing the ball off to Davis, who rolled out and threw a touchdown pass to Barber. Barbers PAT made the score 46-7. The Vikings answered by scoring on only one play again. This time, it was Durham hitting Webb with a deep pass over the middle for a 55-yard touchdown. Sanders added the PAT for a 53-7 lead. Bradford put the games final score on the board with an 80yard drive. Barber had a 30-yard run, resulting in a first down at the 50. The Tornadoes were later flagged for pass interference, which backed them up to their own 36. On fourth-and-24, Vaughn caught a screen pass over the middle, broke toward the sideline and scampered for a 64-yard touchdown. Bradford unsuccessfully went for two. The Tornadoes finished with just 102 yards rushing, led by Barbers 73 yards on nine carries. Cummings caught three of the teams six pass completions, resulting in a total of 60 yards. Vaughns 64-yard score was his only reception. Overall, Bradford finished with 138 passing yards. In the post-game huddle, Tomlinson told his team, Guys, 10-2 is nothing to be upset about. You just played a very good team in the state semifinals. Not many people can say that. Im proud of you. Im extremely proud of you. He also thanked the seniors for playing building the foundation for future success. Seniors, you all laid the groundwork, Tomlinson said in the post-game huddle. I am going to be forever thankful for that. I love each and every one of you. Vaughn, a junior, thanked the seniors as well for the leadership they provided for him and the rest of the underclassmen. He then challenged the players who will return to join him in working hard in preparation for next season. I do not like losing, Vaughn said. I love to win, so lets get it done next year. Walkers, runners of all ages help support BMS band second during the competitive division at the Bradford photos by Cliff Smelley. Schaefer walks with his wife, Melissa, and their son, Henry. School board member Cheryl Canova (left) and part to support the BMS band. family bragging rights or simply having fun in helping a good cause? SEMIS Continued from 1B