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Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, January 4, 2018 105 th Year 37 th Issue 75 CENTS Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication 904-964-6305 904-964-8628 Farm Share Distribution Set for Jan. 13 The Farmshare food distribution has been set for Saturday, Jan. 13. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 8 a.m. to help get everything set-up. The food distribution will begin at 9 a.m. Anyone in need of food is encouraged to attend. Lake Butler American Legion Seeking Members Lake Butler American Legion Post 153 is asking U.S. military veterans to contact Thomas Fortner, Adjutant, at 386-496-2473 or Ted Barber, Post Commander, at 386496-2744 for information and possible membership. Santa Fe Baptist to offer Food to Those in Need Bags of groceries will be distributed to those in need from Alachua and Union counties on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Santa Fe Baptist Church from 6-8 p.m. There will also be a FarmShare food distribution at the church on Sat., January 13 from 9 a.m. until noon. Santa Fe Baptist Church is located at 7505 Northwest C.R. 236 in Alachua. 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, non-drinking, 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. UC Recreation Board meets monthly Union Countys Recreation Board meets every second KISS front man may visit Union County Inmate health dominates corrections budget Couple trying to bring manufacturing jobs to area County Continues Trend of No Commercial Growth Times Editor in and they show a decrease in residential building and a continued lack of commercial construction, new or improvement of existing property, in the county. Getting an exact value on the new and improved properties can be a bit tricky, since there are two ways the value may be determined. For the purpose of getting a building permit, the contract value set by the builder or the countys permit fee of $43 per square foot for a single-family residence. Once construction is complete, the property must be appraised by determine its taxable value. According to information provided by the Union County Building Department, there were 25 new homes built in the county in the past year, down three from the 28 built last year. The new homes ranged in permit value from $20,000 to $183,000, with 13 of the total valued at more than $100,000, down three from last year. There were also nine permits issued for additions (four last year) and eight for accessory buildings (seven last year.) The total amount of the value of the used to obtain the permits, is $2,757,658, down from last The number of new mobile homes being set up in the county took a steep dive from last years numbers. Last year there were permits issued for 72 mobile homes in the county. This year there were only 27 permits issued. The stated value of those permits was $1,279,738. As of January 1, 2018, the Union County Property increase in the value of the tax rolls of $537,247. Of course, this value is mitigated by homes which have not been added to the tax rolls because they are still under construction or still incomplete in some way (construction may not have even started on some of them, with only the permits having been pulled.). Also, it must be considered that the taxable values are just that, the value the home will be taxed for minus all of the various deductions and exemptions available to the homeowner. The lack of commercial growth, or even the improvement of existing commercial properties is a recurring theme in the county and perhaps indicates a general sentiment that, while Union County is a good place to live, it may not be a good place to have, or start a business. Only the future will tell. BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor Force are busy conducting an end-of-the-year drug sweep in the county, tying up loose ends and tracking down offenders for which they have warrants. Sometimes it can take some time, said Captain Lyn Williams, spokesman for the UCSO. We are often working informants and it takes time to process this information in many of these complex drug investigations and make use of it in further investigations. It can also take time to locate the persons for which we have warrants on, especially if they have received word we were looking for them. A Lake Butler man has been arrested on a warrant issued last July 31 for numerous drug charges discovered by the Union Homer Clevland Weeks, 63, was served with an arrest warrant listing multiple drug related charges on Dec. 11. The charges stem from actions occurring Jan. 29 and 30 of this year, with a warrant issued on these charges being issued on July 31 by the Honorable Judge Phillip A. Pena. Charges from Jan. 29 include selling opium or a derivative within 1,000 feet of a college or public park Schedule One or Two and selling or delivering within 1,000 of public housing Schedule One or Two, two counts was set at $55,000. Charges from Jan. 30 include two counts of selling opium or a derivative within 1,000 feet of a college or public park, two counts of selling or delivering within 1,000 feet of public housing (one count for Schedule One and Two and one for Schedule One only). felonies. Another charge from the same day is possession and or use of narcotic Bond for these charges totals $205,000. Also arrested on Dec. 22 in a related case, was Justin Shoumond Johnson, of Lake Butler, 32. Two warrants were issued by the Honorable Judge Bo Bayer on Dec. 22 for a total of six counts of illegal drug activities, all of which are felony class offenses. on Aug. 22 and included charges of selling and delivering drugs within 1000 feet of a church or Schedule II business of a controlled substance without a prescription (a third-degree felony). The bond amount set on this warrant was $85,000. The second warrant was issued for illegal activities conducted on Aug. 25 and included charges of possession and sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a church of Schedule II business and possession of a controlled substance without prescription. The bond amount set for the offenses listed on this warrant were $85,000. In another related case, Darius Terrell Corbitt, 25, of Lake Butler, was arrested Dec. 30 on charges stemming from illegal activities that occurred on Jan. 30, 2017. He is charged with possession of opium or a derivative with the intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a school or child care facility, the delivery or distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school felonies) and possession and/or use of narcotic equipment. More arrests are expected in this, and other drug related illegal activities in the near future as the Union County Drug Task Force continues its effort to make Union County drug free. It can also take time to locate the persons for which we have warrants on, especially if they have received word we were looking for them. Capt. Lyn Williams UCSO BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor The new director of the New River Public Library Cooperative has settled in and is ready to enjoy her new job and help the libraries in the co-op be the best they can be. The New River Library Coop is an organization under the auspices of three counties Baker, Bradford and Union. One person runs the co-op itself, but they work under the direction of a board made up of six county commissioners two from each county. For Union County, the commissioners are Karen Cossey and Jimmy Tallman, for Bradford: Kenny Thompson and Chris Daugherty and for Baker: James Croft and Kathy Rhoden. The board meets monthly and receives reports from the director. Tricia Wylie is the third director of the co-op. She took the reins on Oct.16, coming north from her previous job in the Brevard County Library System, where she had worked since 2005. Wylie is originally from a small town in Indiana in a small county she said was very much like Union, homebase for the co-op. She said she grew up was active in 4-H, in which she showed horses. She said she always enjoyed reading and was especially fond of the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder when she was growing up. The recession came to Indiana early, partly because the area was heavily based in the automotive industry, Wylie said. Up until that time, I had been a stay-at-home mom, but I moved to Florida with my family and started working. My the Titusville Public Library in Brevard County and I discovered I loved working in a library and had found what I really wanted to do. Wylie said she had taken some college classes, but did not get her bachelors degree in technical writing until 2010. She was working full time at the library, while she earned her masters degree in Library and Information Science. She continued to work in the Brevard as a technical processor and then as a reference librarian, until she saw the advertisement for the co-op position and applied. I thought the co-op job sounded interesting and like it would be a challenge, Wylie said. I have worked in quite a few library related jobs and I felt like that varied experience would help me be a success at this one. Wylie said one of the main focuses of her new job was to fund programs for the libraries. She has recently been working on a Mobile Maker Space grant, originally written by her predecessor, which focuses on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics). She is getting prepared for programming in these area for next year. Outreach is one of Wylies main goals. She said she feels that early literacy is very important and a large part of that is going out into the community to visit children and get them interested in, and ready to, read. She said she is also always on the community and help people in need. Wylie said she is enjoying Union County and all of the people she is meeting in the community and at all three libraries which make up the co-op (Emily Taber Memorial Library, Bradford County Public Library and Union County Public Library). She said everyone is making her feel welcome and more than willing to help her get a handle on the many facets of her job. When not at work, Wylie enjoys spending time with her three college-student children, hiking, mountain biking and, of course, reading. Currently, she said, she enjoys reading memoirs and travel narratives, but will never turn down a good read. I hope to do a good job here all three of the libraries the coop serves, Wylie said. I am always open to suggestions and welcome input from all the people in the libraries I work with on how to make our libraries the best that they can be.

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Monitor Editor Joe Condon thinks its a crime that American manufacturing jobs have been off-shored and he intends to do something about it. The president and CEO of Auxadyne, a Keystone Heights manufacturer of auxetic foam, told a business group recently in bringing high-paying jobs to the area. Condon and his wife Betsy launched Auxadyne in 2015, after licensing a manufacturing technique from the HighPerformance Materials Institute run jointly by Florida State and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical universities. Joe described his wife as the boss, and credited her with founding accompany her husband during his presentation to the business group because she was on Clay County School District business as a school board member. Condon told the Keystone-Lake Region Business Association that prior to Auxadyne, he had a 30-year career in medical device manufacturing, working as a senior executive for Stryker and Zimmer Biomet, two $8 billion medical device companies. He was also the senior operations executive for RTI Surgical in Alachua for eight years. Condon said he didnt like what he saw while working in corporate America. I got tired of corporate America: didnt care for the decision-making where the stock value trumps good patient care, he said. He said he was also disturbed about the trend to outsource manufacturing jobs overseas. Its a crime that we have offshored manufacturing in this country, he told the business group. Were bringing it back and were doing it right here. Now, Auxadyne is still in the seed capital stage, but has already achieved success raising venture money. The company earned a matching $300,000 investment from the Florida Institute for Commercialization of Public Research after Auxadyne raised We raised 300 and the next day we had $600,000, said Condon, which was great. Last year, Condon and his team brought home a $50,000 check for placing second in a venture capital contest sponsored by Space Florida. You have six minutes on stage in front of a panel, he said describing the competition. Eighty companies participated in the Orlando event. Last year, Auxadyne signed a multi-year development agreement with Nike, which allowed the Condons to move their manufacturing facility from their garage to a plant on Keystones Commercial Circle. The technology the Keystone Heights company obtained from FSU and FAMU was developed with a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Veterans Administration. The VA was interested in a better solution for veteran leg amputees, Condon said. They walk on a surgical site every day and it hurts. He said researchers developed a manufacturing process to mass produce auxetic foam. He explained that traditional foam acts like a rubber band: when stretched, it becomes thinner. But when auxetic foam is stretched, the opposite occurs, it expands. Similarly, when you vertically compress a marshmallow, it expands horizontally. Do the same to auxetic foam and it shrinks horizontally. Foam is in anything, Condon added. Everyone in this room is interacting with three foams right 386-496-9656 620 East Main Street Lake Butler, FL 32054(Across from Subway Plaza) Everyone Benefits!When you shop with your Lake Butler merchant you help out a lot of activities in your community.Your community merchants support High School Activities to include: Band, Football, Baseball, Tennis, FFA, KRA, Pop Warner, 4-H, Clubs, Veterans Organizations, Seniors, Churches, Scouts, and a lot more... These organizations make our community a better place to live and add value to our lives. Your local merchant is glad to help out but they need your support. When you have a need that you can fulfill in the Lake Butler area, your patronage will be appreciated...The Union County T imes encourages all to shop with our advertisers...For a stronger business community. Animal rescue group offers to donate kennel KISS bass player owns company and may visit site BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor A rock-an-roll legend may be coming to Union County, not to make music but to help out the countys animal control facility be more conducive to adoptions and animal health. During the December meeting of the Union County Board of County Commissioners, Nancy Moon asked to speak during the public comments portion of the meeting. Moon lives in Columbia County, but told the commissioners that she frequently drives through Union County and has noticed stray dogs on several occasions. She added that she has contacted the Moon is a member of Florida Urgent Rescue, an animal rescue organization which focuses on working with small, rural animal shelters with limited resources to move animals into larger facilities, thus increasing their chances of being adopted rather group has rescued more than 690 dogs and cats over the past two years. Mike Merrill, founder and to the commission as well, telling them that his organization is willing to donate a $35,000 modular dog kennel to the county for use in its animal control efforts. Merrill said Florida Urgent Rescue was approached by BY THE NUMBERS 14 Animals euthanized from Union County in 2017 Joe Condon Auxadyne Its a crime that we have off shored manufacturing in this country. Were bringing it back and were doing it right here. Couple aims to bring manufacturing to area Modular-Life-Solutions and Pet Supplies Plus, which are working together to donate the modulardog-kennel to a shelter in need and asked to recommend one to receive it. He said he suggested Union County. Modular-Life-Solutions builds living quarters, classrooms and medical-dental facilities using Its newest model is a dog shelterkennel and it is giving one away as a prototype and proof-ofconcept in an attempt to secure a contract with FEMA for units to be used in emergency situations. The donated building would serve as a prototype for that purpose. The company is owned by well-known musician Gene Simmons, best known as the bass player for the band KISS and the star of the cable-TV show Family Jewels.. Merrill said Simmons would most likely visit the site at some time during the set-up of the unit. The kennel is valued at $35,000 and features solar-powered heat, air conditioning and lighting. It is 40-feet in length and contains each of which may be divided horizontally to create two stacked units, allowing for 28 units. Merrill also said that once the kennel was in place, his group could assist the county with programs which help with vaccinations, heart worm testing and spay-neuter programs all of which would make the animals more adoptable, more easily accepted at larger shelters and would also result in less disease and an overall decrease in the number of stray dogs in the county over time. Merrill stressed that there would be no costs to the county. He said the unit would be donated, either directly from the company or through Florida Urgent Rescue. Commissioner Jimmy Tallman recommended that Solid Waste Director Kim Hayes and Animal work together with Merrill on the details of the donation. Motion was made by Commissioner Woody Kitler, seconded by Tallman, that the offer be accepted so long as there was no cost to the county. The motion passed 5-0. now. Its in your shoes, its under the carpet and its in the seat you are sitting in. You slept on a foam bed last night likely with a foam pillow, and you came over here everything. Condon also said that a recent visit by Dow Chemical to his been wondering about: We produce the only commerciallyavailable synclastic foam in the world. He said the foam has many practical applications, particularly in sports, medical devices and by the military. Conventional foam padding moves away from the point of impact, he said. Our foam moves to the point of impact. When you need an elbow pad is not when its hanging on your elbow, its when your elbow is about to hit the ground. And at that point that foam is in its worst possible performance state: right at the moment you need it the most. Thats whats wrong with conventional foam. He said tests by several commercial users of foam such as Nike, the VA and the Canadian and U.S. departments of defense outperforms conventional padding. Auxetic foam is not new. The foam was written 22 years ago at Bolton University in the UK. to make it. Just because you can do it in a test tube once, doesnt mean you can mass produce it, Condon said. What FSU invented was a method of manufacturing. We can make this foam all day, every that the consumer needs. Now, Auxadyne is working with Nike, equestrian equipment maker Equibrand, NASCAR, Rawlings Baseball, Simpson Helmets, the U.S Army and Navy, Gainesville body armor maker Phalanx Defense Systems applications for the foam. And Condon said that although everyone interacts with foam all the time, it is unlikely you will see his auxetic foam used as carpet padding. Most of the foam you interact with is a commodity: cheaper is better, he said. In the military, athletics and medical devises, those industries are willing to pay premium prices for premium performance. This foam will never go in carpet padding. Its too expensive. He said that focusing on industries that value high performance products will High performance equals high revenue, he said, and high revenue equals high-wage jobs.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 Union County Times 3A uctimeseditor@gmail.com 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 Monitor Editor Florida Corrections Secretary Julie Jones presented the governors corrections budget to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice in December, telling lawmakers that inmate health will be a major point of emphasis Improving statistics Before Jones took the podium, Katie Cunningham, Gov. Rick Scotts Public Safety Policy Policy and Budget, told senators that Floridas crime rate dropped 2.8 percent in 2016. Thats a 46-year low, she said. And data just released 2017, there were over 6,000 fewer crimes reported than in are seeing these decreases, even while our population grows. Cunningham added that the states recidivism rate the rate at which released inmates return to prison is at 25.2 percent, an all-time low. Cunningham also said the governors 2018-2019 public safety budget is $5.3 billion, a 3.7-percent increase over the current years budget. The budget also includes a $156 million increase to the Department of Corrections. Inmate mental health Jones said the FDC budget focuses on increasing safety for recidivism and increasing She said the spending plan includes $78 million for 476 new positions to enhance mental health services for inmates. Jones said that while the prison population has decreased, the number of inmates with severe mental disorders has risen. Between 2010 and 2016, there was a 51-percent increase in the percentage of inmates with the most severe and persistent mental disorders, she said. Pharmaceuticals The budget also includes an additional $31 million for pharmaceuticals. The current funding levels have remained static over the last 11 years, despite the rising costs of pharmaceuticals Jones told senators. Due to changes in standards of care and increasing costs for infectious diseases we are asking for $11.8 million to address funding shortfalls in our general and infectious disease drug categories, and $19.3 million for the treatment of inmates with HVC (Hepatitis C). The evolving standard of care for HCV in prison is a national issue, and our department has been working for more than a year to ensure our health service bulletins are in line with the new standard of care. Jones said she hopes to reduce the costs of treating Hepatitis patients. We are actively meeting with pharmaceutical companies who manufacture these drugs and have urged them to join us in addressing this critical public safety issue, she said. Jones added that some pharmaceutical companies have already committed to lowering costs. Jones said the agency knows it has around 7,600 inmates out of a total population of 96,000 who are infected with Hepatitis C. She said the governors $20 million request would treat 1,400 inmates a year at current prices, adjusted for anticipated cost reductions the agency is now negotiating with pharmaceutical companies. Workforce training and education She said the budget also includes an additional $4 million for expanding inmate workforce training and education services. Research indicates job training in prison reduces recidivism by 13 percent, she said. And for each increase in grade level an inmate achieves, recidivism decreases by four percent. The $4 million will provide an additional 1,600 career and educational program seats. Maintenance Jones said the agency would also like to put an additional $21 million into maintenance and repair for the agencys 4,000plus buildings, which accounts for around 20 million square feet. This is the largest facility portfolio in the state, Jones said. She added that the money will go for roof repair; the replacement of perimeter fence systems and wastewater and sewer systems. Contraband interdiction Jones is also asking the legislature for $2 million for contraband interdiction. The funding would pay for technology to prevent contraband from entering facilities and for analyze security threat group (gang) intelligence. Jones said the agency created 2016. Part of the $2 million in additional funding would allow FDC to add 20 additional contract analyst positions in that Cellphones, synthetic drugs and weapons are a growing problem that affect very directly the security of our facilities, she said. Jones told senators that the agency is running pilot programs at Wakulla and Okeechobee that block cell phone use within dormitories. The no-cost test program sets up an electronic umbrella over dorms which block radio signals. We try not to umbrella the entire prison so we dont bleed out and affect 911, she said, but this masks the ability for a cell phone to be used, and only by exception, so the wardens phone is an exception and would work, but they dont work inside that umbrella. She also said the agency is using low-tech methods for interdiction, like plow lines around the perimeter to detect when contraband may have been obtained from the outside, because a lot of this stuff comes over the fence. She said the agency is also increasing searches for its own staff, adding that the budget request includes X-ray machines body cavities for contraband. General Jones also requested $1.3 million to fund 20 additional inspector general positions. This increase will reduce the average caseload from 189 to 161 cases per inspector, she said. The department currently has 114 inspectors and senior inspectors. They investigate 22,500 cases a year. Computer upgrades The budget also includes $4 million to upgrade the agencys 15,000 workstations to Windows 10. The computers now run on Windows 7, however Microsoft has told FDC that it will not support Windows 7 after January 2020. Many of our workstations are and will not support Windows 10, Jones said. Jones said the agency wants to deploy Windows 10 under a virtual desktop infrastructure, allowing software to remain on a few servers instead of on each individual workstation. The virtual desktop solution allows the department to avoid nearly $9 million in costs associated with the traditional equipment refresh, Jones said. and enhances the security of our data through centralized storage. BY THE NUMBERS 4,000+ Buildings maintained by the Florida Department of Corrections drain corrections budget by $700 million Judge orders prison system to treat Hepatitis patients BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor In a harshly worded, 32-page order, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker declared that cost was no excuse for the Florida Department of Corrections not providing treatment to inmates infected with the Hepatitis C virus. In his Nov. 17 ruling, Walker stated that he found the FDC to be deliberately indifferent to the medical needs of inmates and that preventable deaths from HCV (Hepatitis C virus) are occurring within the prison system. He ordered FDC to update its policies on treatment of Hepatitis C and to prepare a new policy which included a plan to screen, evaluate and treat inmates in need. against the state agency in May on behalf of three inmates who have the disease. The plaintiffs claim stated that FDC is not providing inmates with adequate medical treatment leaving them at risk for liver failure, liver cancer and death. According to the Associated Press, the ruling orders FDC 98,000 inmates who test positive for the viral infection with direct acting antiviral drugs, a 12-week treatment which now costs about $37,000 per patient. Estimates in several news sources put the actual number of inmates infected with the virus somewhere between 7,000 and 20,000 and the cost of their treatment between $200-$700 million. The latest FDC budget request, which was submitted the treatment of 500 inmates. Michelle Glady, a FDC spokesperson, said the state had not decided on whether or not to appeal the ruling. FDC is absolutely committed to ensuring all inmates in our custody are provided medically necessary treatments that is in line with national standards and our constitutional responsibilities, Glady said in a statement provided to the press. Were reviewing the order closely and well be determining a plan of action. In his ruling, Walker expressed his conclusion that the lack of treatment was, at least in part, due to the lack of funding. He informed the state that he wanted to see a plan submitted by Dec. 1 that included a timetable to show how it planned to comply with the order. He stated that this court will not tolerate further foot dragging. Walker wrote the state was deliberately indifferent to the serious medical needs of inmates and he noted that only 13 of the estimated 7,000 inmates in need of treatment had been treated with the antiviral drugs and that three of these were only given treatment after being named plaintiffs in the class action case. Hepatitis C is a blood-borne disease that can be transmitted by even tiny amounts of blood and will survive outside the human body, in blood, for up to three weeks. The infection can be acquired in several ways: through blood transfusions or organ transplants done before 1992 (the virus was not discovered until 1989 and routine screening was not implemented until 1992), unsterilized tattoo needles, recreational use of injectable drugs, and less commonly, through exposure to infected blood through shared objects such as shaving razors or toothbrushes. Symptoms of infection can take decades to appear and as many as 70-80 percent of infected people show no symptoms. It is estimated that at least 3.5 million people in the U.S. are infected and that at least half of these do not know it. The test for Hepatitis C is not part of routine bloodwork. The virus is often referred to as a baby boomer disease and statistics show that people born between 1945 and 1965 are the primary effects of the disease and this damage cannot be reversed. Julie Jones FDC Secretary Cellphones, synthetic drugs and weapons are a growing problem that affect very di rectly the security of our fa cilities. Michelle Glady FDC Spokesperson FDC is absolutely committed to ensuring all inmates in our custody are provided medically necessary treatments that is in line with national standards and our constitutional responsibilities. BY THE NUMBERS 2,000 CO and sergeant job vacancies in FDC, out of 16,000 positions Enhancing mental health services $78 million for 476 new positions Pharmaceuticals $31.1 million Facilities maintenance and repair $21 million Improving services to disabled inmates $6.5 million for 12 new positions Expanding inmate workforce edu cation programs $4 million Desktop virtualization $4 million Contraband interdiction $2 million Office of Inspector General $1.3 million for 20 posi tions Brief Monitor Editor Local reps make biggest funding requests State Rep. Bobby Payne and Sen. Rob Bradley made the largest requests for state dollars among their peers in the House and Senate for the upcoming legislative session. Payne made the biggest request in the House, asking for $69.5 million to improve Palatkas drinking water infrastructure. represents Bradford, Union and Putnam counties, in addition to southern Clay County. Other big-ticket requests in the House were made on behalf of the University of Florida. Gainesville Democrat Clovis $30 million into the schools utilities infrastructure and Mike Miller, a Winter Park Republican requested $50 million to fund data science and information technology at UF. Other spending requests made by Payne include $650,000 for Penny Farms storm water drainage, $2.4 million for Communities in 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.

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Legals Page 1 of 2 NOTICE OF EXTENSION OF THE MINING MORATORIUMThe Board of County Commissioners of Union County, Florida proposes to extend the existing mining moratorium within the area as shown on the map below by amending Ordinance No. 201603. Ordinance N o. 201702, an ordinance by the Board of County Commissioners, amending Ordinance No. 201603, to extend the existing moratorium on the acceptance of applications and processing of applications for mining special permit s and issuance of mining special permit s for a period of one year from February 15, 2018 to February 15, 2019. A public hearing will be conducted by the Board of County Commissioners to consider the amendment and enactment of the ordinance adopting the amendment on January 16, 2018 a t 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Boardroom of the Union County Courthouse at 55 West Main St reet, Lake Butler, Florida The title of said ordinance reads, as follows: Page 2 of 2 ORDINANCE NO. 2017 02 AN ORDINANCE OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE 201603 ADOPTED ON JANUARY 17, 2017 TO EXTEND THE EXISTING MORATORIUM ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS AND PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS FOR MINING SPECIAL PERMITS AND ISSUANCE OF MINING SPECIAL PERMITS FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR FROM FEBRUARY 15, 2018 TO FEBRUARY 15, 2019; PROVIDING FOR PROHIBITION; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND AN EXPIRATION DATE. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future date. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to O rdinance No. 201702, adopting said extension of the mining moratorium on the date, time and place as stated above. Copies of Ordinance No. 201702 are av ailable for public inspection at the Office of the Board of County Commissioners, located at 15 Northeast First Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions made at the public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with d isabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Dianne Hannon, Secretary to the Board of County Commissioners at 386.496.4241 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 1.800.955.8770 or 1.800.955.8771. T o be published as a nonlegal display advertisement, at least two columns wide with the title NOTICE OF EXTENSION OF THE MINING MORATORIUM to be at least 18 point in size, in the Union County Times on January 4, 20 18. UCT Legals 1/4/18 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 63-2017-DR-0168 Division: Charlotta Clemons, Petitioner, and Ashley Clemons/ Tajh Williams Respondent, TO: Tajh Williams 5388 N.W. 176th Way, Starke, FL 32091 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Temporary Custody by Extend against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written de fenses, if any, to it on Charlotta Clem ons whose address is 138 N. E. 95th St., Cross City, FL 32628 on or before nal with the Clerk of this Court at 55 W. Main St., Lake Butler, FL 32054, before service on Petitioner or imme diately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the peti tion. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts ments upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future pa pers in this lawsuit will be mailed or e-mailed to the addresses on record 12/21 4tchg 1/11-UCT AN ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA AMEND ING THE UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA CODE OF ORDINANCES TO RE PEAL ORDINANCE NO. 2009-2; TO ADOPT A NEW FLOODPLAIN MAN AGEMENT ORDINANCE; TO ADOPT FLOOD HAZARD MAPS, TO DES IGNATE A FLOODPLAIN ADMINIS TRATOR, TO ADOPT PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPMENT IN FLOOD HAZARD AREAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; PROVID ING FOR APPLICABILITY; REPEAL ER; SEVERABILITY; AND AN EFFEC TIVE DATE. 1/4 2tchg 1/11-UCT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for permit was received on December 20, 2017: Mr. James A. Tallman, of Union County Board of County Commision ers, has submitted an Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) application number ERP-125-231454-1. The project is located in Union Coun ty, Section: 1, Township: 6 South, Range: 19 East, and includes 2.3 acres. The ERP application is for a new building and attached pavilion. The project will include 0.85 acres of proposed impervious roof area. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a writ ing proposed agency action regard ing the application by writing to the Suwannee River Water Management District, Attn: Resource Manage ment, 9225 C.R. 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 14 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be pro vided regarding this application. A quested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantial request an administrative hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida Adminis trative Code, regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a writ report. 1/4 1tchg-UCT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for permit was received on December 4, 2017: John L Shadd, of Shadd Properties, LLC, has submitted an Environmen tal Resource Permit (ERP) applica tion number ERP-125-231349-1. The project is located in Union County, Sections: 5, 7, 8, 9, and 17, Town ship: 6 South, Range 19 East, and includes 862.94 acres. The ERP application is for the restoration of impacted wetland areas. The project will include 2.96 acres of work in or over wetlands and other surface wa ters. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a writ ing proposed agency action regard ing the application by writing to the Suwannee River Water Management District, Attn: Resource Manage ment, 9225 C.R. 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 14 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be pro vided regarding this application. A quested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantial request an administrative hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida Adminis trative Code, regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a writ report. 1/4 1tchg-UCT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an ordinance, which title hereinafter ap pears will be considered for enact ment by the Board of County Com missioners of Union County, Florida, at a public hearing on January 16, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon there after as the matter can be heard, in the Boardroom of the Union County Courthouse at 55 West Main Street, Lake Butler, Florida 32054. A copy of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at the missioners, located at 15 Northeast First Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. On mentioned, all interested persons may appear and be heard with re spect to the ordinance. The title of said ordinance reads, as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2017-02 AN ORDINANCE OF UNION COUN TY, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDI NANCE 2016-03 ADOPTED ON JAN UARY 17, 2017, TO EXTEND THE EXISTING MORATORIUM ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS AND PROCESSING OF APPLICA TIONS FOR MINING SPECIAL PER MITS AND ISSUANCE OF MINING SPECIAL PERMITS FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR FROM FEBRUARY 15, 2018 TO FEBRUARY 15, 2019; PROVIDING FOR PROHIBITION; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PRO VIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND AN EXPIRATION DATE The public hearing may be continued to one or more future date. Any inter ested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any contin uation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calen dar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. At the aforementioned public hear ing, all interested persons may ap pear and be heard with respect to the ordinance adopting said extension of the existing mining moratorium on the date, time and place as stated above. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions made at the public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which re cord includes the testimony and ev idence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities request ing reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Dianne Hannon, Secretary to the Board of County Commis sioners at 386.496.4241 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 1.800.955.8770 or 1.800.955.8771. 1/4 1tchg-UCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case#: 2017-CA-000009 Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company -vs,Chrislopher E. English a/k/a Chris topher English; Julianne L. English a/k/a Julianne English; Andrade Bruce Williams; Unknown Spouse of Andrade Bruce Williams; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Oth er Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, if living, and all Un known Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Un known Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grant ees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s), NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu ant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2017-CA-000009 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Union County, Flor ida, wherein Nationwide Advantage Christopher E. English a/k/a Christo pher English are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Kellie Hendricks Connell, will sell to the highest and best bid der for cash AT THE FRONT STEPS OF THE UNION COUNTY COURT HOUSE, LOCATES AT 103 UNION COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LAKE BUTLER, UNION COUNTY, FLOR IDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on February 18, 2018, the following described prop erty as set forth in said Final Judg ment, to-wit: LOT TWO (2), SANTA FE HILLS, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORD ED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF TER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis tance. Please contact the ADA Coor dinator; 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 491-4490 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti uled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Kellie Hendricks Connell CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Union County, Florida Crystal Norman DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & CACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561)998-6707 1/4 2tchg 1/11-UCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 17-000033-CA CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC, v. JOHN STEWART A/K/A JOHN H. STEWART, JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN STEWART A/K/A JOHN H. STEWART, JR.; AND UNKNOWN TENANT #1 AND UNKNOWN TENANT #2, AS UN KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES SION, Defendants. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Final Summary Judg ment of Foreclosure entered on Sep tember 13th, 2017, in the above-cap tioned action, the following property situated in Union County, Florida, described as COMMENCE AT A FOUND 4 X 4 CONCRETE MONUMENT LOCAT ED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SEC TION 18 AND RUN N85E ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUND ARY THEREOF FOR A DISTANCE OF 157.24 FEET TO A FOUND 4 X 4 CONCRETE MONUMENT LOCATED ON THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF THE AT LANTIC COAST LINE RAILROAD (ABAN DONED); THENCE RUN N59E ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY FOR A DISTANCE OF 447.27 FEET TO A FOUND 1/2 IRON PIPE LOCATED AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE EAST 375.00 FEET OF THE WEST 549.90 FEET OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4; THENCE RUN N02W ALONG THE EAST ERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF FOR A DISTANCE OF 681.82 FEET TO A SET 1/2 REBAR AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING THUS DESCRIBED RUN S85W FOR A DISTANCE OF 375.00 FEET TO A SET 1/2 RE BAR LOCATED ON THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID EAST 375.00 FEET OF THE WEST 549.90 FEET; THENCE RUN N02W ALONG SAID WEST ERLY BOUNDARY FOR A DISTANCE OF 232.58 FEET TO A SET 1/2 RE BAR; THENCE RUN N85E FOR A DISTANCE OF 375.00 FEET TO A FOUND 4 DIAMETER ROUND CONCRETE MONUMENT LOCATED ON THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF AFOREMENTIONED EAST 375.00 FEET OF THE WEST 549.90 FEET; THENCE RUN S02E ALONG SAID EASTERLY BOUNDARY FOR A DISTANCE OF 232.58 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 30.00 FOOT WIDE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS LYING 15.00 FEET ON EITHER SIDE OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE: COMMENCE AT A FOUND 4 X 4 CONCRETE MONUMENT LOCAT ED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SEC TION 18 AND RUN N85 19E ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUND ARY THEREOF FOR A DISTANCE OF 157.24 FEET TO A FOUND 4 X 4 CONCRETE MONUMENT LOCATED ON THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF THE AT LANTIC COAST LINE RAILROAD (ABAN DONED); THENCE RUN N59E ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY FOR A DISTANCE OF 447.27 FEET TO A FOUND 1/2 IRON PIPE LOCATED AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE EAST 375.00 FEET OF THE WEST 549.90 FEET OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4; THENCE RUN N02W ALONG THE EAST ERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF FOR A DISTANCE OF 681.82 FEET TO A SET 1/2 REBAR; THENCE RUN S85W FOR A DISTANCE OF 141.S8 FEET TO A SET 1/2 REBAR LOCATED AT THE BEGINNING OF SAID 30.00 FOOT EASEMENT CEN TERLINE AND THE POINT OF BE GINNING. FROM THE POINT OF BE GINNING THUS DESCRIBED RUN S19W FOR A DISTANCE OF 70.97 FEET TO A SET 1/2 REBAR; THENCE RUN S57E FOR A DISTANCE OF 110.18 FEET TO A SET 1/2 REBAR; THENCE RUN S06W FOR A DISTANCE OF 61.40 FEET TO A SET 1/2 REBAR; THENCE RUN S29W FOR A DISTANCE OF 154.02 FEET TO A SET 1/2 REBAR; THENCE RUN S03W FOR A DISTANCE OF 175.20 FEET TO A SET 1/2 REBAR; THENCE RUN S46E FOR A DISTANCE OF 226.89 FEET TO A SET 1/2 REBAR LOCATED ON THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY (AS MAINTAINED BY UNION COUNTY) OF A COUNTY GRADED ROAD KNOWN AS GRIFF IS ROAD AND THE END OF SAID 30.00 FOOT EASEMENT CENTER LINE Property Address: 12912 NE 223rd Land, Raiford, FL 32083 1. Shall be sold by the Clerk of Court on the 22nd day of March, 2018, to the highest bidder for cash, ex cept as prescribed in Paragraph 4, at the courthouse located at 945 North Temple Ave. Stark, FL. 32091 in UNION County, Florida, in accor dance with section 45.031, Florida Statues, using the following method: At UCC beginning at 11:00 AM on the prescribed date. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth er than the property owner as of the claim within 60 days after the sale. The court, in its discretion, may en large the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis tance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 3376237 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. Dated this 26 day of December, 2017. KELLIE HENDRICKS CONNELL, CPA Union County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller By: Crystal Norman Deputy Clerk Alexandra Michelini, Esq., 3670 Ma guire Blvd. Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32803. 1/4 2tchg 1/11-UCT Schools, $500,000 to upgrade Starkes wastewater reclamation infrastructure, $50,000 to fund Lincoln City Park in Bradford County, $4.7 million to expand the Camp Blanding Museum, $300,000 to fund Transition House Inc.: a homeless program in Starke, $4 million to replace buildings at the Bradford County Fairgrounds, $1 million for Santa Fe Colleges Construction, HVAC, Automobile and Industrial Tech Program, $727,500 for the ACORN Medical and Dental Clinic south of Brooker and $3.75 million to fund a Clay County live building and a Clay County joint public safety training facility between Camp Blanding and Middleburg, Bradley topped the Senate wish list, asking for $328 million for segment three of the First Coast Expressway. The Fleming Island Republican also asked for $39.7 million to fund a new Bradford County public school, $10 million for a Dixie County middle-high school, $8 million to renovate the middlehigh school in Gilchrist County, $5 million for the Black Creek Water Resource Development Project, $1 million to fund a public safety training facility between Camp Blanding and Middleburg and $656,000 for the ACORN Medical and Dental Clinic, south of Brooker. Bradley represents Clay, Bradford, Union, Baker, Columbia, Suwannee, Lafayette, Gilchrist, Dixie and Levy counties, in addition to the southwestern corner of Marion County. The legislative session begins on Jan. 9. Bradley backs plan to send inmates to county jail Sen. Rob Bradleys bill that would allow some state inmates to serve up to 24 months in county jails cleared the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee in December. Now, defendants sentenced for one year or less serve their time in county jails while defendants sentenced to longer terms are placed in the custody of the Department of Corrections. Bradley told the Senates Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice that the Department of Corrections is facing challenges housing nearly 100,000 inmates. We need to lower the number of prisoners the Department of Corrections handles, he said, and this is one of many strategies to accomplish that goal. He added that one consequence of the measure, if passed, would be to lower stress among We owe it to them to be very deliberate in our strategies in addressing that very serious situation, he said. Bradley said that under his bill, counties could voluntarily contract with the Department of Corrections to house state inmates. Counties would be paid up to $60 per day per inmate. Bill would create animal cruelty registry A House bill co-sponsored by Rep. Bobby Payne would create a state registry for people convicted of animal cruelty and would give judges the authority to ban violators from owning pets after their convictions. House Bill 473, also known as Ponces Law was named in honor of a Labrador Retriever puppy found beaten to death in the backyard of a Ponce Inlet resident. Travis Archer is awaiting trial for animal cruelty in connection with the Ponce Inlet case. Animal cruelty is a thirddegree felony in Florida, punishable by in prison. Backers of Ponces Law hoped the measure would upgrade the crime to a second-degree felony, with a possible sentence of 15 years. However, the bills primary sponsor, Rep. Tom Leek of Ormond Beach, said there is not enough support in the states lower chamber for the increased penalty. The bill cleared the House Criminal Justice Committee in December and is now in the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee. A related bill in the Senate is awaiting action in the Criminal Justice Committee. Sen. Rob Bradley We need to lower the number of prisoners the Department of Corrections handles, and this is one of many strategies to ac complish that goal.

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Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, January 4, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FRESH PORK CENTER CUT or THINCHOPS FRESH LEANGROUNDCHUCK BONELESS BEEFCHUCKROAST FRESH BONE-IN ASSTDPORKCHOPS lb lb FRESH FRYERDRUMSTICKS or THIGHS CHICKENSTRIPSASSTD VARIETIES lb8888 lb$149 $149 $549 $549 lb9999$199 $199 HOTDOGS ALASKAPOLLOCKPREMIUM FILLETS EXTRA SMALLCOOKEDSHRIMP$329 $329 $599 $599PRICES GOOD JAN 5 JAN 9 PRICES GOOD JAN 5 JAN 9 Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904)368-9188$379 $379 LOCALLY AMERICAN LOCALLY AMERICAN $319 $319 BONELESS BEEFSTEW or CHUCK STEAKS $399 $399 32 OZ PKG IDAHOPOTATOES10 LB BAG$349 2/$4DOLE PREMIUMSALAD BLENDSMINI SWEETPEPPERS$2491LB PKGNAVEL$1993 LB BAG ORANGES5-12 OZ PKG lb 8 OZ PKG 14 OZ PKG 25 OZ PKG Boys weightlifting teams 3 rd place at state highlights 2017 sports year for KHHS The following is a look at the high school varsity teams and individuals that won championships at the district, regional or state levels, earned medals in state competition or that regional and state compe titions in 2017. Any omis sions are unintentional. BY CLIFF SMELLEY th th trict cham Golfer Jackson goes back to state Girls golfer Camille Jackson earned her second straight nals, win ning the District 6-1A championship and posting the fourth-lowest score at the Region 2 meet. Jackson shot a 78 to help her team win the District 6 championship with a team score of 334. Candace Jack son and Savannah Heinz shot 82 and 85, respec tively, while Sloane Siebert shot 89. At the Re gion 2 meet, Camille Jackson earned a state berth by having the top score (78) of an individual not on one of the two state-qualifying teams. Keystone behind Bolles and Providence and missing out on state by one place. Heinz shot 92, while Can dace Jackson and Ashton Ludwig shot 104 and 108, respectively. At state, Camille Jackson placed 45 th out of 93 with a twoday score of 163. When factoring in ties, she actually had the 24 th best score. In boys golf, Wyatt Thomas earned the lone regional berth for Keystone, shooting 72 at the District 6-1A meet and winning a sudden-death playoff. Girls basketball team wins district with OT thriller re Softball team holds off Raiders for dis trict title each Baseball team wins district after rally nals The base ball team had no trou ble beating P.K. Yonge to claim the District 5-5A championship, but getting to the title game took some work, with Pierson Lewis and Gage Hall providing the sev enth-inning dramatics as the In dians defeated Palatka 8-7. Keystone trailed 7-5 entering the bottom of the seventh. Nate Gagnon drew a walk, while Gary Searle singled, with both scoring on a Lewis double. Lewis then scored on a line drive by Hall. It was the fourth RBI for Hall, who had a three-run homer in the third inning. two RBI, while Conner Osteen was 2-for-4. Andrew Cox and Tyler Keaton each had an RBI. In the district championship game, Keaton had a two-run ho mer to help the Indians beat P.K. See KHHS, 8B Earning state weightlifting medals were (l-r) Matt White, Taylor Beall, Brandon Spivey and Justin Raysin. Camille Jackson putted her way to state. Haley Julius helped lead KHHS to its second straight district title. Megan Moncrief and KHHS title since 2012. Tyler Ricketts and the Indians were one of four KHHS teams to win district titles. Dee Dee Taylor (left) and Camryn country regionals.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B Roof Leaks Re-Roofs Shingles Metal Low Slope Mobile Home Commercial Lifetime Roofs Siding Rotten Wood Replacement FREE ESTIMATES Locally Owned www.LewisWalkerRoofing.comGuaranteed Best Service Guaranteed Best Warranties Guaranteed Best Prices Toll Free 866-959-7663 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 than29 YearsCall Dr. BerryServing the Area for more than29 Years Animal Feed ADM. (Moo Maws) Cargill (Southern States) Mid-South Triple Crown Showtime Coolers Knives Tools Pavers Lawn Mower Blades Hunting & Fishing Supplies rf Boys weightlifters earn team district title, 2 state medals for BHS in 2017 The following is a look at the high school varsity teams and individuals that won cham pionships at the district, re gional or state levels, earned medals in state competition or regional and state competi tions in 2017. Any omissions are unintentional. BY CLIFF SMELLEY th The path to Bakken earns anoth er state medal th 2 advance to track th -place th th Eddie McCormick wrestles way to state tournament Football team makes run to state semis See BHS, 8B Jahmya Henderson (left) helped lead the girls basketball team to a district runner-up trophy. The district-champion boys basketball team: (front, l-r) Chris Cummings, Jcobi Harris, Tavien Young, (middle, l-r) Jaleen Lane, Taz Curry, Tarrin Jackson, Tally Chandler, head coach Adrian Chandler (with trophy), Trey Greenidge, assistant coach James McBride, Kalil Cummings, (back, l-r) Jordan Lee, Courtney Kelly, Austin Gustus, Dustin Jones and D.J. Mackey. Not pictured: Juwontae Russell. Jakob Alvarez was a state runner-up in weightliftings heavyweight class. Gerald Smith (left) was a key member of the defense during Running back Jeremiah Vaughn and Bradford advanced to the state time in 13 years. Meghan Harris (left) and Jade Hines earned the right to compete in the

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CRIME Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union Bradford Union County Keystone/Melrose BY CLIFF SMELLEY Principal Blye tells Starke Kiwanians of positives at Bradford High Vinnie Blye Jeremiah Hernandez throws a ball during one of the levels at BHS in October. Such activities are being students who are doing the right things. See BLYE, 7B

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40 Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is sub ject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 in which makes it illegal to advertise any pref erence, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimina tion. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custo dians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children un der 18. This newspa per will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate in which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwell ings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll-free at 1-800669-9777, the toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-4887082 ext #1005 Motor Vehicles & Accessories $CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352-771-6191. 47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE for rent. 113 E. Call St. Call Freddie American Dream Realty at 904509-9893. 48 Homes for Sale 3BR/2BA HOME. In rate from house. With 2 car garage. 1005 Palm St. Starke, Fl. House newly renovat ed, new windows, roof, tiled bath, new appli ances. City gas. Double Nice neighborhood, near school. Move in ready. $177,000. Call 904-364-9022 for appointment to see home. 50 For Rent 2BR/1BA APT. CH/A. Electric range, re W/D hook-up, close to schools. $650/mo. 1st mo. and sec. deposit. Service animals only, references. Call 904966-1334. 3BR/1BA HOUSE, STARKE. Near schools, range, refrigerator, ch/a, w/d hook-up. Service animals only. $795/mo. 1st & security deposit. References. Must see. Call 904-966-1334. WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-4681323 NEWLY RENOVATED mobile homes. 3 BR/ 2 BA DW and 2 BR/ 2 BA. (One) 16x80 2 BR/2 BA. Lake Butler. 1-678-4386828. OFFICE SPACE for rent. tion area, kitchen, hand icap accessible. Fenced area for vehicle security. $1400/mo. Lease re quired. Please call 904364-9022. STARKE 3BR/2BA MH, CH/A. New carpet, vinyl and paint. Mini blinds throughout. Three year old eat-in kitchen. Service pets only, non-smoker. $850/ deposit $850/mo. 904662-3735 leave mes sage 2BR/1BA HOUSE newly painted. CH/A. Ideal location, close to Key stone shopping. Only 10 miles from Starke. San dy White Beach Spring fed Lake. $775/mo. Lawn care provided. Senior Citizen discount offered. 352-478-8321. 2BR UPSTAIRS apt. $550/ month and $250/secu rity deposit. 904-3649022 DOUBLE WIDE mobile home & House for rent. 904-769-6206, 904-9645006. HOUSE ON LAKE GE NEVA. 2BR/1 & 1/2 BA. CH/A. Large living room, dining, room, kitchen combination. Beautiful Large fourth room with W/D hookup in one end Additional small en closed porch connect ed to master Bedroom. $800/mo. Includes maintenance & lawn care. Discounts avail able. 352-475-3440. HOUSE ON LAKE GENE VA. 1BR/1BA. Fenced in yard. Beautiful view of lake and beach area. Large bedroom with walk in closet. Custom shelving for computer & TV. Cathedral ceiling with large loft storage area. W/D hookup. Maintenance & lawn care provided. $600/mo. Discounts available. 352-475-3440. RETIRED SINGLE LADY. Looking for female roommate. Furnished bedroom with private bath in large, clean, 2-sto ry home. Quiet, safe neighborhood. $300/ mo. plus $50 deposit. Please no children. 386-496-1062 or 904263-0366. SINGLEWIDE 2BR/1BA. 1 mile south of Starke. Newly remodeled. Front & back porches. Service animals only. $500/mo. plus deposit. 352-468-2674 REMODELED. 2BR 1 & 1/2 Bath Mobile Home. walls, kitchen and bath rooms. Storage shed with washer dryer hook ups. Large yard. Abso lutely no pets. Security deposit. $685.00 per month 5 minutes from RMC in Lake Butler FL 352-339-3015. 65 Help Wanted SALES ASSOCIATE PO SITION NOW OPEN Stop in @ Noegels Auto Sales and ask to speak to our Finance Manag er regarding consider ation for employment. *Must be willing to work Saturdays *Must have val id driver licensees *Preferred Automo tive Sales experience *Positive attitude & exceptional cus tomer service skills *Must be 21 years or older Come apply in person & Join our Noegels Team. HELP WANTED: UNION COUNTY POSITION: Director, Union County Emer gency Medical Services JOB DUTIES/DE SCRIPTION: As the UCEMS Director he/ she must oversee and manage an advanced life support (ALS) EMS Service that treats a population of over 15,500 citizens, utilizes 4 ALS equipped ambu lances, and employees and paramedics on a 24 hour basis. He/She will be responsible and accountable for a 1.8 million dollar budget, patient billing, in-house agement, state records organization, medical direction updates, pro gressive ALS and BLS training, employee scheduling, with em phasis on supervisory oversight on all admin istrative and operation al details pertaining to all pre-hospital care of patients both non-emer gent and emergent. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 4 years operations to include: Staff scheduling, bud get preparation, EMS supervisory skills, Flori da Administration Code 64J, Incident Command Structure (ICS), Nation al Incident Manage ment System, Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), grant writ ing 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. Deadline for submitting applications will be De cember 13, 2017 LOOKING FOR FULLTIME STAFF to work with those w/ intellec tual disabilities in the Starke area. $9.50/hr to start. Must posses 1 yr. experience in pd childcare, healthcare or diploma/GED, reliable transportation & abili ty to pass background screenings. Must have a positive attitude. Call 904-964-7767 or send resume to progression services@gmail.com TEMPORARY FARM La bor: Bulldog Farms, Tutwiler, MS, has 4 posi tions, 3 mo. exp. operat ing large farm equip. for cultivating, fertilizing, till ing, planting, harvesting & transporting oilseed weeds & check water levels, adjusting gates for water levels; clean & maintain building, equip & vehicles; long periods of standing, bending & able to lift 75#; must license with clean MVR within 30 days; once hired, workers may be required to take em ployer paid random drug tests; testing pos itive/failure to comply may result in immedi ate termination from employment; employer provides free tools, equipment, housing and daily trans; trans & subsistence expens es reimb.; $10.73/ hr, increase based on exp., may work nights, weekends, holidays & asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 3/01/18 12/01/18. Review ETA790 require ments and apply with JO# MS242067 at near or call 850-245-7105. DRIVERS: Region al runs, Texas runs! Vacation/Holidays. Late model equip. Home weekly. CDL-A, 1yr exp 866-792-5221. TEMPORARY FARM LA BOR: Ellendale Plant ing Co., Clarksdale, MS, has 3 positions, 3 mo. exp. operating large farm equip. w/GPS for cultivating, tilling, fertiliz ing, planting, harvesting & transporting spring crops of grain & oilseed crops, operate cotton pickers, module builders & boll buggies, irrigation maintenance; clean & maintain building, equip & vehicles; long periods of standing, bending & able to lift 75#; must able with clean MVR within 30 days; once hired, workers may be re quired to take employer paid random drug tests; testing positive/failure to comply may result in immediate termina tion from employment; employer provides free tools, equipment, hous ing and daily trans; trans & subsistence ex penses reimb.; $10.73/ hr, increase based on exp., may work nights, weekends, holidays & asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 3/1/18 11/30/18. Review ETA790 require ments and apply with JO# MS242068 at near or call 850-245-7105. Thursday, January 4, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! 904-964-6305 Southern Villas of StarkeAsk about our 1&2 BR Apartments HC & non-HC Units. Central AC/ Heat, on-site laundry, playground, private, quiet atmosphere. 1001 Southern Villas Dr. Starke, FL Equal Housing Opportunity Nurses Needed!Centurion of Florida is hiring RNs and LPNs all shis to work at the Reception and Medical Center in Lake Butler, FL. Corrections experience not required. Oering Competitive Salary, Great Benets and Advancement Opportunities! Apply online at www.mhmcareers.com or contact Amy at 850-299-2436 or amy@mhmcareers.com for more info. Sat & Sun Hwy 301 New Year Get Rid of Clutter Have a Garage Sale Thousands of Shoppers To Buy your Treasures HELP WANTED UNION COUNTY POSITION: Director, Union County Emergency Medical Services JOB DUTIES/DESCRIPTION: As the UCEMS Director he/she must oversee and manage an advanced life support (ALS) EMS Service that treats a population of over 15,500 citizens, utilizes 4 ALS equipped ambulances, and employees twenty-ve plus EMTs and paramedics on a 24 hour basis. He/She will be responsible and accountable for a 1.8 million dollar budget, patient billing, in-house budgeting, eet management, state records organization, medical direction updates, progressive ALS and BLS training, employee scheduling, with emphasis on supervisory oversight on all administrative and operational details pertaining to all prehospital care of patients both non-emergent and emergent. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 4 years of eld experience as a Certied EMT-B or Certied EMT-P. Must be procient in all EMS operations to include: Sta scheduling, budget preparation, EMS supervisory skills, Florida Administration Code 64J, Incident Command Structure (ICS), National Incident Management System, Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), grant writing skills, and strong communication skills. Applications must be submitted to the Union County Board of County Commissioners. e oce is located at 15 NE 1st Street, Lake Butler, Florida 32054. Union County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran Preference. DURRANCE PUMP Q UALITY SERVICE SINCE 1964 Pumps Sales Parts Service ST ATE LICENSE #1305 Handicapped AccessibleThis Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.Now Accepting Applications1 AND 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS 607 Bradford Court Starke, FLCall for more info 904-964-6216Hearing Impaired Only call 800-955-8771 E Q U A L H O U S I N GO P P O R T U N I T Y 1 & 2BedroomsNOW AVAILABLE$460 $505 Equal housing opportunity. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. 1, 2 3 & 4BEDROOM APARTMENTSHC & Non-HC accessible.1005 SW 6th St. Lake Butler, FL386-496-3141TDD/TTY 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity 801 South Water Street Starke, FL 32091 TDD/TTY 711 1, 2, & 3 bedroom HC & NonHC accessible apartments.This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity Check out the Classifieds for a job fit just for you. The Bradford County Telegraph131 West Call Street Starke, FL904-964-6305 Fax: 904-964-8628 Tri-County Classifieds Bradford Union Clay Reach over 27,000 Readers Every Week!INDEX40 Notice 41 Vehicles Accessories 42 Motor Vehicles 43 RVs & Campers 44 Boats 45 Land for Sale 46 Real Estate Out of Area 47 Commercial Property Rent, Lease, Sale 48 Homes for Sale 49 Mobile Homes for Sale 50 For RentWord Ad Classified Tuesday, 12:00 noon Classified Display Tuesday, 12:00 noon 964-6305 473-2210 496-2261 NOTICEClassified Advertising should be paid in advance unless credit has already been established with the newspaper. A $3.00 service charge will be added to all billing to cover postage and handling. All ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser at the time of placement. However, the classified staff cannot be held responsible for mistakes in classified advertising taken by phone. The newspaper rese rves the right to correctly classify and edit all copy or to reject or cancel any advertisements at any t ime. Only standard abbrevations will be accepted.63 Love Lines 64 Business Opportunity 65 Help Wanted 66 Investment Opportunity 67 Hunting Land for Rent 68 Rent to Own 69 Food Supplements 70 Money to Lend 72 Sporting Goods 73 Farm Equipment 74 Computers & Computer Accessories 51 Lost/Found 52 Animals & Pets 53 Yard Sales 54 Keystone Yard Sales 55 Wanted 56 Trade or Swap 57 For Sale 58 Building Materials 59 Personal Services 60 Secretarial Services 61 Scriptures 62 Vacation/TravelCLASSIFIED DEADLINES TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED USE YOUR PHONE New node chairs at Bradford High School, courtesy of the Bradford County Education Foundation. Pictured are: (seated, l-r) Lila Sellars, Dimple Overstreet, Shannon Rowe, Cheryl Canova, Superintendent Stacey Creighton, assistant principal Lindley Adkins, (standing, l-r) Brenda Thornton, Principal Vinnie Blye, Barry Warren, Jerome BLYE Continued from 6B

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Yonge 8-1. RBI, while Cox, Hall and Lewis each had one. Gary Searle went 2-for-2. Starting pitcher Josh Shep pard gave up one hit and had four strikeouts in four innings. Osteen struck out eight and gave up no hits and no walks in three innings. Keystone hosted The Villages with a 21-8 record. Starke Melrose Keystone Heights 904-964-2208 352-475-3113 352-473-7560 405 S. Lawrence Blvd Keystone Heights, FL Phone: (352) 478-2057 Fax: (352) 478-2059 Mon Fri 8:00 AM 6:00 Saturday 9:00 AM 1:00 Lori ThompsonAgentScott RobertsAgent/Owner We Are Your Local Heathcare Enrollment Center 904.964.7826 352.473.7209 904.282.7665 386.496.3411AUTO HOME MOTORCYCLE BUSINESS ATV BOATS RV LIFE HEALTH 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 Boys hoops team hangs on to win district title BHS Continued from 3B The Indians trailed 4-0 enter ing the bottom of the seventh. Gagnon walked, stole second and scored on a one-out single by Lewis. Keystone loaded the bas es on an Austin Bass single and a Sheppard walk, but a strikeout and groundout ended the game. Lewis went 3-for-4 with a double. 5 girls lifters go to Karsyn Kendrick and Sarah Meadows had a pair of thirdweightlifters in all earned the right to compete at the regional level after their performances at Kendrick had a 140 total (65, 75) in the 110 class, while Mead ows had a 205 total (100, 105) in the 199 class. Courtlin Gentry placed fourth in the 139 class with a 155 total (80, 75). Alexis Buchanan was total (75, 70), while Zoe Dear with a 170 total (85, 85). Boys cross-coun try team earns another regional berth For the fourth straight year, the boys cross-country team ad vanced to regionals, placing third behind Santa Fe and Eastside at the district meet. Alex Guy led the team with a third-place time of 18:17.1. Ty ler Shaw was 12 th with a time of 19:43.78, followed by Jay Payne, 16 th 20:13.65; Jerry Payne, 18 th 20:30.81; Joseph Danella, 24 th 21:26.65; and Travis Dockery, 25 th 21:40.7. No runners advance from the had a time of 18:07.3, which was good for 36 th out of 109. Shaw had a time of 19:12.4, followed by Jerry Payne, 21:09; Jay Payne, 21:09.7; Dockery, 21:57.2; and Danella, 22:12.2. Two girls runners advanced to regionals, with Camryn Williams fourth and sixth, respectively, at the district meet. Williams had a time of 22:13.06, while Taylor had a time of 22:37.33. At regionals, Williams placed 31 st out of 98 with a time of 22:14.4, while Taylor was 35 th with a time of 22:24.9. Girls hoops team cant hold lead, is district runner-up The girls basketball team went 4-0 against its two District 4-5A opponents during the reg ular season to earn the top seed and automatic berth in the tour nament championship game, but the Tornadoes couldnt hold a late lead against Keystone Heights, settling for the runner-up trophy after a 55-52 overtime loss. Jahmya Henderson made a basket to put Bradford ahead 46-43 with 1:38 to play in reg ulation. Keystone tied the score with a three-pointer with 26 seconds left. Keystone missed two free throws with two sec onds left, with Bradfords Olyvia miss and getting fouled, putting her at the foul line with one sec ond remaining. She missed both free throws, however, sending the game to overtime, where the KHHS Continued from 1B Late-season wins help football team make playoffs Despite a losing record, the football team, after winnings its in the Region 2-4A playoffs. game losing streak when they de feated Interlachen 28-21 on Oct. 27. Running back Blake Sand ers, who had three touchdowns, scored on a 5-yard run that would prove to be the difference. 117 yards rushing, scored the 1-yard run, while scoring its sec ond on a 1-yard reception from Adrien Ciena. Dominic Randall, who had an interception on defense, proved to be in the right place at the right time during one offensive series, when he recovered a fumble by teammate Briar Smith and car ried it 36 yards for a touchdown. The defense made two redzone stops, including recovering a fumble inside its own 5-yard line. On Nov. 3, the Indians rallied defeat Pierson Taylor 34-31. A 30-plus-yard touchdown run by Sanders, along with a twopoint conversion, pulled the In dians to within 24-20 in the third quarter. An 18-yard touchdown run by Smith, followed by Cie nas run on the two-point play, put Keystone ahead 28-24. With 8:17 left, Taylor scored on a 59-yard run and went back on top 31-28, but Keystone re took the lead on a 1-yard touch down run by Ty Friedlin. The defense had two huge plays to preserve the win, with Dan Dodd recovering a fumble and Carter Semione coming up with a timely sack. with 136 rushing yards. Keystone ended its season with a 4-6 record after a 27-7 loss to number-one seed Bradford in The Indians failed to capitalize on a couple of scoring opportu nities, including a third-and-goal from the 1 in the third quarter. Tally Chandler goes in for a layup during Bradfords run Tornadoes were outcored 9-6. The Tornadoes missed 16-of28 free throws overall. points, while Henderson had 14. with an 8-12 record after a 6441 loss to Bolles in the Region 1 the team with 10 points. Ames, Canova qualify for region als in golf, cross country Abby Ames was the only golf er girls or boys to earn the right to compete beyond dis tricts. She shot a 128 which was a top score among individuals not on regional qualifying teams. Likewise, Canova was the only cross-country runner girls or boys to qualify for regionals after placing 14 th at the District 5-2A meet with a time of 24:22.39. did not compete at the regional meet. Canova competed at the Re gion 2 cross-country meet, plac ing 35 th with a time of 22:24.9.