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BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor The Lake Butler City Commission held two special meetings last week to interview its top picks for the soon-to-bevacant city manager position. The job will become vacant in mid-February, when Dave Mecusker retires. The commission had originally tasked with sorting through more than 20 applications received for the position. The committee was made up Mayor Fred Sirmones, Mecusker, City Attorney John Maines, City Clerk Sara Owen and local resident David Stegall. Their instruction was to select the to what they considered to be the based upon their meeting of positions advertisement, and present the list produced to the commission. The interviews for three for Wednesday, Jan. 3 and two for Thursday, Jan. 4, but application so the board simply dealt with two per day. All of the interviews were done using a Skype system (a system where two-way visual and auditory communication is conducted over the internet using cameras and microphones on both ends). Each applicant was asked a series of ten questions (the same for all applicants) devised by Mecusker and Commissioner Jack Schenck. The questions started out a simple query about the position and what the applicant would like the commissioner to know about them. Applicants were then asked to self-assess and identify one strength they possessed and one weakness which they felt they needed to work on. Experience in identifying, obtaining and administering grants was another topic of inquiry, as was dealing with human resources issues, including sexual harassment. Financial questions included understanding of a budget and how it is developed, its usefulness in management and the meaning and importance of separation of duties as it pertains to the accounting cycle. Other issues covered included experience or knowledge of waste water plant operations and understanding of and experience with current workers question asked for questions to the board from the applicant. was Dale M. Walker, from Cadillac, Michigan. Walker holds a bachelors degree in accounting from Ferris State University and a MBA with an Michigan University. His most recent job, from which he retired last year, was as the county manager for Macon-Bibb County, Georgia. He held this position for three years. Previously he has worked for the city of Macon, the director District of Columbia Retirement Board and deputy city manager/ of Cadillac. He has received numerous honors and awards for his work in both the public and private sectors. His minimal acceptable salary in $100,000 annually. He is the only one of the four candidates interviewed who has never worked in the state of Florida. Applicant Dale T. Dougherty, from Riverview, holds a bachelors degree in health care management from Kings College, a masters degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. His most recent job, which he still holds, is the director of parks and recreation for Hillsborough County. Prior to this current posting he worked in the same position for Macon-Bibb County. He worked as an adjunct college professor at Macon University/ Middle Georgia State University, as executive director for the Waltersboro-Colleton County Recreation Commission and as the Director of Community Affairs/Parks & Rec for the Town of Lake Park. He has experience in storm management and event planning. He lists his starting salary as negotiable. Michael Brillhart holds a bachelors degree in administration from the University of Cincinnati and a masters of public administration from the University of South Florida. His most recent BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A rare winter storm brought a combination of rain and freezing temperatures to North Florida last week. However, most of the troubles associated with the storm appeared to be commuter inconveniences like frozen trunks and doors. reported no major incidents. Diane Gaskins of the Bradford County Senior Center said the biggest consequence for her clients were that they stayed inside. The cold and rainy conditions made people cautious, she said of Bradford seniors. They were concerned about getting sick. In the Keystone Heightsincidents. said two clients of the Keystone Heights Senior Center had to seek alternative shelter because they had no heat. A Lake Region resident took both people in. Lanier also said some of her clients told her they had to keep their thermostats at 55 in order to hold down power costs. had no emergency calls related to the weather. However, many residents did call asking about road conditions. An emergency management stopped around noon on Jan. 2, allowed roads to dry before temperatures plunged. Clay Electric reported that most of the outages in its system occurred in Columbia County, where nearly 3,500 were without power. Co-op spokesperson Wayne Mattox said the outages were caused by gusty winds. Residents in Providence said they were without power for about two hours. Several Union County residents Williams said deputies only saw sleet around 1 a.m. on Wednesday. BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor During its regular December meeting, the Union County School Board recognized several students, teachers and an executive secretary for their achievements and contributions. First to be recognized was the Lake Butler Middle School Suwannee Middle School Athletic Conference state runner-up volleyball team and their coaches. Recognized were: Summer Fulgham, Emily Owen, Abigail Ripplinger, Shelbey Spratlin, Kylie Stevens, Maria Kish, Madison Adams, Brooke Waters and Taylor Beatty, along with their coaches Jordan Windham and Owen Beatty. Next to be recognized were three teachers who received the new North East Florida Educational Consortium Distinguished Instructional Practices Awards. Recognized were Mark Harrison, Jeannie Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication 904-964-6305 904-964-8628 Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, January 11, 2018 105 th Year 38 th Issue 75 CENTS The Farmshare food distribution has been set for 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. The Union County High School Class of 1963 is having a lunch on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 12 noon at the Steakhouse in Starke. All members of the Class of are invited to attend. City to Hold The Lake Butler City Commission will hold a special meeting on Friday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. for the purpose of re-interviewing several candidates for the position of city manager. The city commission may make decisions concerning the hiring of the new city manager at this meeting. Revival Faith Baptist Church, located at 104 SW 12 th Ave. in Lake Butler, is holding a revival with Evangelist Tim Green on Jan. 14-19. Sunday services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and weeknight services are at 7 p.m. Lunch will be served following the Sunday morning service. For more information please call 386496-3384. Numerous Gov. Meetings Tues., Due to the Monday, Jan 15 Martin Luther King holiday, three governmental entities in Union County will be meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The Union County Commission will hold its regular January meeting beginning at 5 p.m. where it will consider the approval of a renewal for an additional year of the current mining moratorium in the county. At 6 p.m. both the Lake Butler City Commission and the Union County School Board will hold their regular January meetings. City commission begins


UCT Legals 1/11/18 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 Extended against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Charlotta Clemons whose address is 138 N. E. 95th St., Cross City, FL 32628 on or original with the Clerk of this Court at 55 W. Main St., Lake Butler, FL 32054, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit documents 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 papers in this lawsuit will be mailed or e-mailed to the addresses on 12/21 4tchg 1/11-UCT AN ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA CODE OF ORDINANCES TO REPEAL ORDINANCE NO. 20092; TO ADOPT A NEW FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE; TO ADOPT FLOOD HAZARD MAPS, TO DESIGNATE A FLOODPLAIN ADMINISTRATOR, TO ADOPT PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPMENT IN FLOOD HAZARD AREAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; REPEALER; SEVERABILITY; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 1/4 2tchg 1/11-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,Christopher E. English a/k/a Christopher 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 Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, 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 Other Claimants Defendant(s), NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2017CA-000009 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Union County, Florida, wherein Nationwide Advantage Mortgage E. English a/k/a Christopher English are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Kellie Hendricks Connell, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT STEPS OF THE UNION COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATES AT 103 UNION COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LAKE BUTLER, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on February 18, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT TWO (2), SANTA FE HILLS, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 491-4490 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this scheduled 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 UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered on September 13th, 2017, in the abovecaptioned action, the following property situated in Union County, Florida, described as COMMENCE AT A FOUND 4 X 4 CONCRETE MONUMENT LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 18 AND RUN N85E ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF FOR A DISTANCE OF 157.24 FEET TO A FOUND 4 X 4 CONCRETE MONUMENT LOCATED ON THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT-OFWAY OF THE ATLANTIC COAST LINE RAILROAD (ABANDONED); THENCE RUN N59E ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OFWAY 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 EASTERLY 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 REBAR LOCATED ON THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID EAST 375.00 FEET OF THE WEST 549.90 FEET; THENCE BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor An informal dedication of the Norman Stephenson Park Bench, located in front of the Union was held Thursday, Dec. 21. Billy Ray Foister of the Lake Butler Rotary Club led the dedication and spoke about the various things Stephenson did throughout his life. Stephenson was honored for his valuable assistance to the Lake Butler Rotary Club president in 1965 and continuous supporter for 52 years. Lake Butlers American Legion Post 153 also honored Stephenson for his patriotism, loyalty and his instrumental role post. Brent Coates, Rotary District 6970 governor, joined the group during a Christmas social at Joe Stephensons home which followed the dedication ceremony. The Norman Stephenson Park Bench is located at 325 West Main Street in Lake Butler, in front of the Union County Also during the Rotary Christmas social, Tommy Spires, the Lake Butler Rotary Foundation Chairman, provided raise donations for the Rotary corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International. The foundation is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Rotary Foundation who share its vision of a better world. The foundation was created in 1917 as an endowment fund to do good in the world with an initial contribution of $26.50. The endowment has grown to over $1 billion. It is considered the largest and most prestigious international fellowship program in the world. The foundation has been making a difference in the world by providing vaccines to protect children from polio, treating water supplies to provide potable water, training peace-builders peaceful future and providing literacy improvements, medical improvements and other sustainable solutions to local and foreign needs. The winning ticket drawn by Elida Stephens during the Rotary Christmas social belonged to Steve Wellhausen, the Clubs immediate past president. Wellhausen donated his winnings to the Rotary Foundation. The club met its goal of contributing $400 to the foundation in 2017. meeting. Norman and Tracy Stidham. meeting came in the form of verbal praise from board Chair Alan Parrish and a card of thanks from the entire board. The recipient was Superintendent Carlton Faulks Executive Secretary, Cathy Sams. Parrish praised Sams for her outstanding assistance to board members, especially during the boards recent, state mandated ethics training. She does so much for all of us when she really does not have to, Parrish said. We greatly appreciate her care and support. 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 Legals position was as the county manager for Camden County in North Carolina, which he left in July due to a change in board membership. He has also served as an interim county administrator for Barnstable County in Massachusetts, a business manager for the St. Lucie County government, an executive consultant for Professional Planning Services and city administrator for the city of Paris, Illinois. He lists his starting salary as open for discussion. The last applicant under consideration is C. Michael Foote, of Reading, Pennsylvania. Foote holds a bachelors degree in ocean technology from the Florida Institute of Technology, a masters degree in psychology from Naropa University and a master of public administration from the University of Wyoming. Foote is currently employed as the southwest manager for sustainability for the city of Reading. Previously, he has held the posts of sustainability manager for the city of Gillette, Wyoming and community relations manager for Eco-Cycle, He is a past resident and business owner in Stuart. He claims experience in grant work and writing and lists his starting salary requirement as $75,000. CITY American Legion to Members Lake Butler American Legion Post 153 will meet on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Lake Butler. The post is asking U.S. military veterans to contact Thomas Fortner, Adjutant, at 386-496-2473 or Ted Barber, Post Commander, at 386-496-2744 for information and possible membership. 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 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. 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 352-284-9473 for more information. UC Recreation Board meets Union Countys Recreation Board meets every second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the Pop Warner building. plays bingo off S.R. 231 in Lake Butler, has bingo on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to come on out and play. ETC. BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor was attacked outside his home in state-housing Jan. 7 a little before 10 p.m., but fast-moving Union got to the scene and captured the assailant, along with two accessories, after a call from the victims wife alerted them that her husband had been attacked by an unknown black male whose car was still in the residences driveway. While the deputies were en route to the scene they were further advised by dispatch that and the victim had gotten inside his house, armed himself and returned outside to hole the gun on the car, not knowing if anyone was in it or not. The victim reported he had been outside his house, looking toward the area behind the property when he saw an unfamiliar vehicle turn into state-housing, although he said he did not think much about it at the time. A few moments later he saw the headlights of the vehicle shining through his car port and light up his back. He said he turned around to ask who was there and he saw an unknown black man exit the drivers side of the car and start walking toward him in the car port. He reported the man was wearing a hoodie and held his hands in front of him at this waist, although he did not see whether they were inside the waistband of his pants. Someone in the vehicle called out that they were there to get a gas can because they had run out of gas and the approaching man agreed. When the victim asked the man to step back, he continued to walk toward the victim, picking up his pace. The assailant pushed the victim with his chest and the victim reported that he pushed back and then retreated into his house to alert his wife and have her call law enforcement. Both the victim and his son retrieved


RUN N02W ALONG SAID WESTERLY BOUNDARY FOR A DISTANCE OF 232.58 FEET TO A SET 1/2 REBAR; 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 LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 18 AND RUN N85 19E ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY 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 ATLANTIC COAST LINE RAILROAD (ABANDONED); THENCE RUN N59E ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-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 EASTERLY 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 CENTERLINE AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING 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-OFWAY (AS MAINTAINED BY UNION COUNTY) OF A COUNTY GRADED ROAD KNOWN AS GRIFFIS ROAD AND THE END OF SAID 30.00 FOOT EASEMENT CENTERLINE 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, except as prescribed in Paragraph 4, at the courthouse located at 945 North Temple Ave. Stark, FL. 32091 in UNION County, Florida, in accordance 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, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must sale. The court, in its discretion, may enlarge 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 proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. 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 Maguire Blvd. Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32803. 1/4 2tchg 1/11-UCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 17000049CAAXMX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (FANNIE MAE), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, vs. DEBRA A. BROTHERS; KEITH E. BROTHERS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBRA A. BROTHERS, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 13, 2017, and entered in 17000049CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for Union County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (FANNIE MAE), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES DEBRA A. BROTHERS; KEITH E. BROTHERS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBRA A, BROTHERS are the Defendant(s), Kellie Hendricks Connell as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Lobby, Union County Courthouse 55 W. Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054, at 11:00 AM, on February 15, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING A TOTAL AREA OF 4.0 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 20 EAST, UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 17, AND RUN SOUTH 02 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 25 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 659.77 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 17, AND TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND: THENCE CONTINUE RUNNING SOUTH 02 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 25 SECONDS EAST, CONTINUING ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 150.07 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 86 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 1283.52 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 17; THENCE RUN SOUTH 86 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 179.32 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER S-238 (80 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 150.49 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 17; THENCE RUN NORTH 86 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST. ALONG SAID NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 167.82 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH SAID EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 17; THENCE RUN NORTH 86 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH 1/2 OF NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 552.36 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 02 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 25 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 130.06 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 86 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 336.03 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 25 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE 130.06 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH SAID NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 17; THENCE RUN NORTH 86 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 17, A DISTANCE OF 398.93 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Property Address: 18052 NE 125TH TRL LAKE BUTLER, FL 32054 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of (he lis p endens must Hie a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 15 day of December, 2017. Kellie Hendricks Connell As Clerk of the Court By: Crystal Norman As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a proceeding, you are entitled to be provided with certain assistance at no cost to you. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. 1/11 2tchg 1/18-UCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 63-2017-CP-0032 IN RE: ESTATE OF NORMAN H. RUSHTON, Deceased. The administration of the estate of NORMAN H. RUSHTON, deceased, whose date of death was September 7, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Union County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 55 W. Main Street, #103, Lake Butler, Florida 32054. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents estate; on whom a copy of this Notice is required to be Court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents estate WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE; ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is: January 11, 2018. JAMES R. NICI, ESQ. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 0000507 Nici Law Firm, PL 1185 Immokalee Road Suite 110 Naples, FL 34110 Telephone: (239) 449-6150 ELIZABETH FEATHERSTONE Personal Representative 20160 Lime Tree Lane Estero, Florida 33928 1/11 2tchg 1/18-UCT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for permit was received on December 19, 2017: Karen Cossey, of Union County Board of County Commissioners, has submitted an Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) application number ERP-125-231459-1. The project is located in Union County, Sections: 34 and 35, Township: 4 South, Range: 21 East and Sections: 3, 9, and 10, Township: 5 South, Range: 21 East, and includes 19.8 acres. The ERP application is for safety improvement and culvert replacements of CR 199 from SR 16 to CR 125. The project will include 11.9 acres of proposed impervious pavement. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the Suwannee River Water Management District, Attn: Resource Management, 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 provided regarding this application. BY TED BARBER Starke Shrine Club Noble President Scott Roberts opened the December meeting of the Starke Shrine Club and immediately recessed for a Christmas Banquet. The covereddesserts and the Shriners with their guests enjoyed a wonderful meal and fellowship. Following the 7 p.m. supper, Roberts called the meeting back to order and introduced 20 Shriners and guest attendees. Roberts gave special attention to his new Lady Bride Kim Roberts. The couple was married Nov. 18. The secretary and treasurer provided their input and then under new business Roberts announced that the Beef OBradys Sports Bar wanted to have the Shrine Hospitals as a monetary recipient of one of the sports bars Bingo Night Charity fund raisers. We also discussed possible new locations for the Starke Shrine Club to meet and the discussion was tabled for a future meeting. We discussed making a longtime club member an honorary member and the discussion was tabled pending the need for heard Past Potentate Frank Cruce present information about the Jan. 6 Morocco Shrine Day and Cuba. The Walking Tall Awards went to Nobles Freddie Magyari and Ted Barber with Lady Linda Magyari receiving one for her assistance at the Paper Drives to provide donations to the Shrine Childrens Hospitals of North America. A special award was presented to Noble Ted Barber as a recipient of the Spirit of Shrinedom Award signed by Potentate Comadore Perry. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF NORMAN H. RUSHTON, Deceased. File No. 63-2017-CP-0032 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of NORMAN H. RUSHTON, deceased, whose date of death was September 7, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Union County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 55 W. Main Street, #103, Lake Butler, Florida 32054. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this Notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this Court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent's estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: ___________________________________. Signed on _____________________________. _____________________________________ JAMES R. NICI, ESQ. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 0000507 Nici Law Firm, PL 1185 Immokalee Road Suite 110 Naples, FL 34110 Telephone: (239) 449-6150 Email: __________________________________ ELIZABETH FEATHERSTONE Personal Representative 20160 Lime Tree Lane Estero, Florida 33928 BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor A semi-tractor ran off the road on S.R. 121 on Jan. 8 about 5:30 a.m., blocking both lanes of travel for several hours and causing morning woes for people just trying to get to work. The 2001 Mack truck, driven by Harold Chatmon, 64, of Lake City was traveling northbound on, just north of S.R. 16. His truck drifted and ran over on the east shoulder of the road. When the truck reached the shoulder Chatmon overcorrected, causing the truck to turn over on its right side. The truck slid across all of the travel lanes on its side and came to rest facing northwest, blocking S.R. 121 entirely. No one was injured in the wreck and the accident was deemed to be non-alcohol related. No charges have been be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. entitled to request an administrative hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after 1/11 1tchg-UCT Lake Butler Mini Storage will be holding an auction on 1/13/2018 @ 10AM. We are located at 1015 SW 3rd St. Lake Butler, Fl. 32054, Hwy 121. We have seven units up for auction, 01, 5x10 Daphne Bass 67 & 76, 10x10s David Elixson 38, 10x10 Amy Mayer 43, 10x10 Olivia Rawls 42, 10x10 Lawrence Scarth 52, 10x15 Chris Dalton. 1/11 2tchg 1/18-UCT in the house and the son covered the back door while the victim cover the front door, pointing the gun at the car and calling out a warning that he was armed. When deputies arrived they a red Ford Explorer, was clear, then they began to circle around no one. They then attempted to check and clear a laundry room that was attached to the car port and found the door to be locked. They reported hearing a mans voice saying that he was in the room. Deputies advised the man to unlock the door, open it slowly and to have his hands up and visible as the door opened. The man cooperated and was Derrick Dewayne Edwards, 39, of Raiford, the owner of the red Explorer. He told deputies he had been accompanied by two other people, but did not know where they had gone. UCSO investigators soon arrived and determined through questioning that the two missing people were a black female named Betty and a black male called Tony Paytee III. A black female was observed walking along CR-231 and she she was coming from the store were searching her for weapons they saw a blue prescription bottle with someone elses name on it on top of the items in her open purse. She tried repeatedly to snatch the purse from the investigators, saying she was afraid they would put something in it. She told deputies she had been with Spunky, who had left her down the road and started to run. Smith refused to settle down when asked and one of the deputies had to restrain her in bent arm retainer and used minimal force to place her in the back of the patrol car. An investigator checked the contents of the pill bottle, which late tested positive for crack cocaine. Investigators continued the search for Paytee, with the search extending are far as Lakeside Park in Lake Butler. information obtained by one of the investigators, at a family members home on SW First Way in Lake Butler and arrested. Edwards was charged with felony, since the victim was a degree felony burglary with assault or battery. His offenses are considered particularly serious as they were directed against a property. He remains in the Union County Jail under $100,000 bond. Smith and Paytee are both being charged as accessories before the fact to the battery on Edwards when he committed the crime. Smith is charged with third-degree felony battery on obstruction without violence, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of narcotic equipment. She is being held in the Union County Jail under $27,500 bond. Paytee is charged with third-degree felony battery in the Union County Jail under $30,000 bond. ATTACK Continued from 2A Continued from 2A region Telegraph Editor Starke could bear some unexpected costs when the state begins building a railroad overpass on State Road 100 in 2020. According to City Manager Bob Milner, the state rejected the citys hardship waiver request and believes the city has the the $400,000 cost of engineering the relocation of city utility lines. The revelation, as well as the states reluctance to incur the cost of moving all overhead utilities lines underground, had


Commissioner Tommy Chastain calling for the city to back out of its support for the overpass. Chastain complained the Florida Department of Transportation sold the project to the city with pretty images free of overhead powerlines, but is now being told if thats what Starke wants, then the city will have to come up with the additional money. Would it behoove us to tell them we dont want the overpass? Chastain asked. Im kind of thinking the same way, Commissioner Danny Nugent said, adding he wanted all future promises from FDOT to be in writing. That way nobody forgets what they tell us. They werent so much promises, Chastain explained to Mayor Janice Mortimer, who wasnt on the board at the time. Each time we would ask, they would smile, he said of the utilities question. Milner said the city would also be expected on contribute to the utility engineering costs associated with the replacement of Alligator Creek Bridge, also slated for 2020. That cost is estimated around $100,000. All of our utilities literally run under that thing, along with FPL and some others, Milner said. The city manager hopes the city will be able to appeal the decision from the state comptroller to local legislators and others with In other business: Chastain asked about City Attorney Dan Sikes contract, which expires at the end of January. Sikes is currently on military duty. Interim attorney month-to-month basis and said there is no reason to take action until February. Milner is going to verify if rumors that Sikes is not interested in continuing are true. If not the city could negotiate a contract extension, or in either case, the from all interested attorneys. council BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor With the swearing in of new Lawtey City Council Member Debra Jordan Norman, women now make up the majority of Sabrina Roberts, Dale Crary and Jimmie Scott on the towns governing board. during the Jan. 8 city council meeting were Warner, Scott, Police Chief Shane Bennett and City Clerk Lisa Harley. Outgoing council member Wayne Massey thanked the towns citizens for placing their trust in him during his years of service. Massey said he has lived in Lawtey for 70 years and has been keeping up with the towns politics for 50. He added that although leaving the council, I am very interested in the future of Lawtey. Massey recalled that in the 1960s he ran for the council and lost by one vote. And later on, in the 70s I won by one vote. Back then we got $2 a month salary, he said, and later on it got raised to $50 a month. He also said that a city tax assessment of $2 a year was joined the council. Massey said he was pleased that during his time in city government, Lawteys water and sewer systems were constructed. He also said that in the future, he would like the municipality to establish a retirement plan for its employees. Weve been kicking it around for years, he said, but weve never done anything about it. I think we need something like that. Massey also recalled that during his early years on the council, three council members dominated the proceedings, consistently outvoting the minority. Massey said that prior to Floridas sunshine laws, the majority would hold a private city council session, making decisions away from public view. He also said that with changes to the city brought about by the Starke bypass, city leaders must work together to ensure a bright future for the town. We are going to see Lawtey grow, he said. I hope its good growth. In other news from the Lawtey City Council meeting: Police training narcotics dog Bennett gave the council a summary of the police departments year-end report. stops, Lawtey police answered 1,497 calls inside the city. That averages out to about four a day, in addition to the Bennett also briefed the council on a narcotics dog the department has purchased. The $5,000 price tag was funded by contributions to the city by Lawtey business owners and individuals. Its a three-year-old German Shephard, said Bennett, thats being trained in Lake City. Bennett said the department is footing the $1,500 training cost out of its investigative fund. It will take about 200 hours of training to certify the dog, Bennett said. It will be narcotics detection somewhere around the middle of March. Bennett also told council members that the K-9 will cost around $1,500 a year to feed and maintain, and will have a service life of between 10 and 12 years. He also said that by limiting the dogs mission to narcotics detection only, wear and tear on the animal will be minimal because most of the hard work police dogs undergo is with tracking and biting. Because its a non-bite dog, you can kind of pet it a little bit, he said. Were going to take her to elementary schools and use her as kind of a catch to get the kids attention for a few minutes and give an anti-drug message to the kids. College of Missionary Aviation graduates pilot BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The College of Missionary Aviation conferred a bachelors degree on another pilot last Sunday when Matthew McWhorter received a diploma from the Keystone Heightsbased school. When addressing the crowd at Friendship Bible Church, the Idaho native said he did not like public speaking. Thats why I became a missionary pilot and not a missionary, he said. In his short address, McWhorter encouraged his former classmates to have the courage to follow God wherever He leads. A winter storm snowed in Ben Dodzweit, who was scheduled to give the keynote address for the ceremony. Standing in for Dodzweit was the schools Dean: Jeffery Mackey who aimed his talk at McWhorter, instructing the graduate on How to Write a Humble Resume. Right yourself before you write your resume, Mackey said. Mackey also said that honest resume writers dont puff themselves up, give honor to their heritage, list achievable hopes, and are honest in their achievable, immediate goals. Dont write a perfect resume, Mackey said. Write a real one. During the ceremony, Huggins broke news to the crowd of college supporters, saying the school is increasing the and has been accepted into an accreditation organization. Commissioner regrets doubledipping decision Telegraph Editor Mayor Janice Mortimer wants the Starke City Commission to reconsider an ordinance passed last September that allows the police chief to double dip I think we need to look at the double dipping and how that is affecting our retirement system, Mortimer said. When I voted on that I didnt realize the long-term impact this is going to have on us. Police Chief Jeff Johnson agreed that come next year he will be receiving both his salary and a retirement check from the city. Florida eliminated the ability for state employees to reenter employment with the state after retirement because of the double dipping perception that public employees were living the highlife at the expense of taxpayers. are virtually guaranteed a job until they are defeated at the polls or leave voluntarily, have continued the practice. Normally employees retire or enter the DROP program and delay their retirement while accumulating interestearning payments in a DROP account. Upon the effective date of their resignation, they receive that lump sum and then begin receiving their monthly retirement checks. The ordinance the city commission approved allows the chief to revoke his resignation after entering DROP prior to the effective date of the resignation and remain chief of police. That means when Johnson retires next year, he will receive his DROP distribution and begin receiving his monthly retirement check while continuing to collect his salary as police chief. Johnson was just re-elected in 2017 to another four-year term, as was City Clerk Ricky Thompson. The police chief said the attorney who works with the citys three retirement systems had vetted the procedure. Attorney John Cooper who represents the city commission said home rule allows the city to deviate from the states retirement practices. Mortimer said she regrets what she considers a bad vote. Im trying to be a good steward over the dollars Im responsible for, and I voted yes to allow somebody to double dip out of the citys coffers, and I dont feel good about that, she said. Mortimer wants the commission to reconsider its decision. Johnson insisted the issue like himself, the clerk and the city commissioners it does not allow other employees to come back to work for the city past retirement. But the chief has gotten around that, too, by recently contracting with a retired employee to continue working while another achieves duties. This double-dipping loophole has been scrutinized the state as well. Meanwhile, the city has contracted with James Moore double dipping of another kind. A former employee suing the city for her treatment and termination, Bridget Underhill, accused Johnson and several members of his department of double dipping after she obtained time sheets from the where the police department money by providing security while not on police duty. Underhill, however, said the time sheets show overlaps being paid by the city, and that amounts to theft, according to her and her attorney. The commission committed to investigating the allegation by turning the time sheets over to a third party not to determine guilt or innocence, but to examine the records and document any overlapping work periods. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing editor Typo blows up appropriations request Last week we reported that Rep. Bobby Payne requested a $69 million state appropriation to improve the City of Palatkas water infrastructure. The request turned out to be the largest in the Florida House this year. However, this week an aid to Payne said the multi-million-dollar ask was a mistake. There was a typo when the appropriations request was sent to the State, wrote Payne Senior District Secretary Tammy Still in an email. The correct appropriations amount is 695 thousand, which will be corrected when it is heard in committee. Recreational marijuana petitions fall short Two efforts to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Florida are well short of the 766,000 signatures required to get the measures on the Nov. 6 ballot. The group: Regulate Florida is gathering petitions for a constitutional amendment that would allow Floridians over 21 to cultivate, sell and use marijuana. However, at the beginning of January, the organization had only secured around number required for the Feb. 1 deadline. A similar initiative organized by Floridians for Freedom has collected around 30,000 signatures. In 2016, Florida voters approved Amendment 2, which legalized the medical use of marijuana. Seven states now allow the recreational use of cannabis: Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. An additional 27 states and the District of Columbia allow the drug for medical use. Local governments resist restrictions Last week, the Keystone Heights City Council passed a resolution that urges all members of the Florida Legislature to oppose legislation that limits Floridians constitutional right to govern themselves under municipal home rule powers. League of Cities is behind the resolution. The statewide group is asking all its members to pass similar resolutions opposing what it calls intrusions on home rule. Last year, lawmakers passed a law regulating ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, wiping out local ordinances that required driver background checks, mechanic inspections, logo requirements and licensing fees. The state law imposed its own set of rules, including driver background checks and insurance minimums. preempt local governments from regulating transient housing and vacation rentals, such as those booked through AirbnB. Broward and Miami-Dade counties started collecting tourism taxes from the booking apps in 2017 and Clay County is making progress in taxing bookings made through the apps. In addition, Sen. Rob Bradley, who represents Keystone Heights has sponsored a bill that would prohibit local governments from regulating residential vegetable gardens. His measure would also void any such current regulations. In the House, a bill that would phase out community redevelopment agencies is in one committee. Other bills making their way through the lower chamber would require detailed audits of governmental units and would impose restrictions In Keystone Heights, the community redevelopment agency has funded building facades, signs, benches and other downtown improvements. 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. Continued from 3A


Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, January 11, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Repeat weightlifting state champ, softball state title highlight UCHS sports in BY CLIFF SMELLEY The Union County Tigers had a lot to roar about in 2017, with weightlifter Brandy McCoy successfully defending her state championship and the softball fastpitch state championship. McCoy won the 199 class as a freshman in 2016 and had no trouble winning it again in 2017. Her 480 total (265 bench press, 215 clean and jerk) was 70 pounds better In fact, she wrapped up the state title after just attempt. It was just another title to add next to her name as McCoy won the District 4 and Region 2 championships as well. Mia Jackson also competed at the state meet, for eighth (12 th 154 class with a 300 total (145, 155). Jackson to state championship and then placing second at the Region 2 in all to the Region 2 finals. Joining McCoy and Jackson were who placed second in the 169 class, Sydney Personnette, who placed fourth in the 110 class, and Paige Kline, who placed fourth in the 154 class. large berth to state. Softball team knocks champ the only runs the softball team would need, while four hits in a effort, leading the Tigers to a championship game. run on a groundout as part of a the third. while Kensley Hamilton, who threat in the fourth as the Tigers record. The Tigers made it to the postseason by winning the District 6 tournament. First, they Cohen, Teala Howard and Brooke Waters each went 3. three runs, while Waters, who hit While the Fort White game championship game against Baldwin until the bottom of the Macey Fulgham reached on second when Kish, who earlier reached on an error, was thrown out attempting to score. With two shutout in the regional Union scored three runs on either errors or passed balls, but they had plenty of big hits, too: Cohen had an RBI double in the the third and Hamilton an RBI double each in the fourth and sixth innings. while striking out three. a home run in the top of the struck out 10, while walking none. The Tigers tied the game Howard scored on a passed Union the lead for good. Cohen run double in the She then added an RBI single in the fourth before pushing the last run across on a bunt in the sixth. Hamilton, Kish and Waters each game against Chipley, and it got them, scoring three runs in the game. Fulgham led off the inning with a bunt single before Howard was hit by a pitch for the third time. Fulgham was thrown out Hamilton reaching safely. A Cohen single scored Howard to Hamilton and Cohen each stole a base who was down count, blasted a line Tigers the win. straight hit batters. An illegal pitch forced in another run. one hit in 6.1 innings. Howard, who was hit by a error and scored on single. of just four hits for the Tigers Union had three hits in the Two boys weightlifters Andre Hampton placing second in the 219 class with a 690 total (400, 290). Hampton actually tied awarded the championship due to the in tiebreaker (he weighed 7 pounds less than Hampton). Dylan Bass placed third in the 139 class with a 460 total (275, 185). regional berths. Also earning regional berths were Shamar Highland, who was second in the 183 class, and Agelu Nunu, who class. Bass and Hampton earned the automatic state berths by winning their classes. Highland while Nunu was Volleyball 2 nd championship match, though it unfortunately came up short against powerhouse Sneads regional playoffs by defeating District 6 tournament, getting Madelyn Kish, six kills and eight assists from Madison Adams. The Tigers then won their third straight district title, defeating eight digs, 14 points and four aces, while Taylor Beatty had with Adams recording 24 assists. and Beatty had 20 and 11 kills, had 10. Adams had 34 assists. Union then won the Region 3 championship for the second straight year, rallying to one point away from winning the match in the fourth set, but a See UCHS, 3B Brandy McCoy J.C. Lovelace Madelyn Kish Keyshawn Young Kamaya Cohen FRESH LEANGROUNDCHUCK FRESH PORKBONELESS CHOPS or COUNTRY RIBS BONELESS BEEFBOTTOM ROUNDROAST D.L. LEESMOKEDPORK CHOPS$249 $249 $299 $299PRICES GOOD JAN 10 JAN 16 PRICES GOOD JAN 10 JAN 16 LOCALLY AMERICAN LOCALLY AMERICAN $299 $299 RED or GREENGRAPESRED or GREENGRAPES9999$399 $399FRESHCHERRIESFRESHCHERRIES$249 $249 FRESHCANTALOUPESFRESHCANTALOUPESFRESHLETTUCEFRESHLETTUCE 9999EA EA LB LB BONELESS BEEFSTEW MEATLB LB LB LB LB$399 $399 Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904)368-9188 $199 $199 LEAN & TENDERPORK CUBESTEAK FRESH BONE-INSKINLESSBREAST BEEF STIR FRY or THIN SLICED JERKEYMEAT SMOKEDSAUSAGE$299 $299 $399 $399 $399 $399 BACONLB LB LB $349 $349 $149 $14916 OZ PKG $269USDA INSPECTEDPORKBABY BACK RIBSLB 99USDA INSPECTEDFRESH BONE-INSPLIT BREASTLB $179USDA INSPECTEDFRESH WHOLEBONELESSPORK LOINLB 16 OZ PKG


2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANServing the area for 29 years. Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Back & Neck Pain Clinic Animal Feed ADM (MoorMans) Cargill (Southern States) Mid-South Triple Crown Showtime Coolers Knives Tools Pavers Lawn Mower Blades Hunting & Fishing Supplies rf 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! Youre reading a newspaper when suddenly your cat jumps onto your lap, forcing her way between you and the current events. Shes purring and begins to knead your lap, circling around and finding a perfect position to curl into. She is completely oblivious to your desires as she focuses on the push and pull of her front paws. Shes your cat, and she has a need to knead. Why cats knead The kneading behavior begins early in life, while kittens are nursing. As kittens knead their mothers mammary glands, oxytocin is released, causing milk to flow. Animal experts believe other reasons cats knead might include: To show affection To mark territory: Cats have scent glands between their toes on their front paws Separated from mother too early Normal behavior of a female cat going into heat Because kneading represents a period of comfort and safety for kittens as they snuggle up with their mothers and siblings during nursing, cats continue this behavior to display affection toward others later in life. It also serves as a selfcomforting behavior, bringing a feeling of contentment for adult cats. Similar to a child who sucks his thumb long after his mother has stopped nursing, a cats kneading helps him to feel comfortable and bonded to you. Its his way of relaxing with you. Cats leave a scent from special scent glands between their toes when they knead. No study has been conducted to verify the function of that scent marking. Its possible kneading helps to mark an area as safe. Cats have high-level olfactory senses, and like a feline aromatherapy, the cat is working to make your lap smell familiar and relaxing. Its important to remember that, just like you have certain comforting behaviors, kneading is a normal, comforting behavior for many cats. So sit back, relax, and let your kitty make a comfy spot in that lap of yours. Florida Twin Theatre All Seats $6 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451 Visit us on-line at SCREEN 1Starts FridayFri 7:00, 9:05 Sat 5:10, 8:00 Sun 4:50, 7:05 WedThur 7:30 SCREEN 2Fri 7:05, 9:05 Sat 4:50, 7:00, 9:05 Sun 5:00, 7:05 Wed-Thur 7:15DWAYNE JOHNSONNow Showing HUGH GRANT Have your say! Before Alabama beat Georgia for the National Championship Monday night, we asked some of your neighbors for a prediction. Heres what they said. Amy Mann I am from Georgia originally and have always been a Bulldog fan. I think Georgia will win by two touchdowns because they have pretty good defense. Overall I think the game will be a close one, but Georgia is really a second half team and I think that is how and when they will win the game. Mark Harrison I really have no preference who wins the game because I am a Gator fan and always prefer to watch them, however, I think Georgia will win. I dont think that Alabama can stop Georgias running attack. I predict a score of 24-17 with Georgia winning I will support Georgia because I am a fan of the SEC East and, like the Gators, Georgia is in this conference. got more experience. the experience, plus its hard to bet against Nick Sabin. Doug Wise Sabin all the way! Jason Smyth Alabama. It all boils down to experience. I think Alabama should win. I mean, those players play hard, and you have Jalen Hurts as the quarterback. I really think that he gives it his all, and hes motivated to win. I do think itll be a close game. Georgias pretty good. Score? No. I dont want to jinx it. Southside Elementary kindergarten teacher Stephanie Gunter (pictured with student Wyatt McLendon, whos James McBride Im going with bet against Nick Saban. I just think those guys are really healthy now, I think their defense is really clicking and I think theyll stick to what they do well.


Thursday, January 11, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B Man on the street college football the Tigers the win and forced a Fulgham helped Union go up kill. Kish had 14 kills, 14 points, had four blocks, while Adams had 28 assists. It was Fulgham who recorded win situation in the fourth set, but they got the job done, with Two straight points with Beatty Kish and Beatty had 27 and adding 26 digs and 12 points. Beatty also had 10 digs and two blocks. and 11 digs, while Brooke Waters match, Union faced a team in Sneads that had not lost to a match, while Adams had six Fulgham had two blocks as well. Baseball team makes 2 nd Ty Cook contributed on the mound and at the plate as the regional playoffs for the second appearances in 10 years. two hits, while striking out four, a double. four in two innings. Though the top seed, Union championship game. Williston scored all of its multiple errors and a balk. The Tigers wasted an opportunity in the fourth with the bases loaded and no outs. Union played without three injured starters: leadoff hitter second baseman Dylan Thornton and shortstop Phillip Joyner. Madison County. The Tigers were held to two hits. four hits, while striking out nine, in 4.1 innings. placed fourth in the 100m hurdles time of 18.52. placed 15 th with a time of 18.09. Football team makes postseason The football team ended the regular season with three straight losses, but still made the regional and was most likely helped by a stretch in which it won three straight games against Baldwin, Newberry and Hawthorne. Charles Strong rushed for 298 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Brian Scott rushed for a score as well. The defense came up with interceptions by Jaylon Diston, Sidney Johnson and Maurice Strong, while T.J. Robinson and Demetrious Weldon each had a Scott threw for 171 yards and Highland and Keyshawn Young each caught a touchdown pass. Young also ran for a touchdown, as did Charles Strong. Tyler Alexander and Maurice Strong each had a fumble Charles Strong scored the Hawthorne. Strong rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns in all. Scott added two rushing touchdowns. Maurice Strong had four sacks, while Robinson, Young and fumble. state champion Madison County UCHS Continued from 1B KHHS girls place 3 rd in Cedar Key tournament BY CLIFF SMELLEY Victoria Snider each posted a basketball team defeated Dec. 20 to place third in the Cedar Key Christmas Tournament. Channell and Snider had 12 Channell coming up with 12 steals and Snider grabbing 15 rebounds. Keystone got eight points from Haley Julius, while Carissa Gagnon had two. Madison Heskett added one point. double with 11 points and 14 rebounds, while Julius, who team with 26 points. Channell added 10 points, nine rebounds and six steals. Destiny Keystone lost to host team with Julius and Snider each scoring eight points, while Bright and Channell each had six. Snider also had 11 rebounds. Jan. 4. Keystone played District play district opponent Bradford on Friday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. Hawthorne on Monday, Jan. 15, district opponent Pierson Taylor on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 5:30 p.m. play prior to its game against Interlachen. Indians withstand 64-59 win BY CLIFF SMELLEY Eddie Thomas went 4-of-4 seconds as the Keystone Heights High School boys basketball team held on to defeat host Union County 64-59 on Jan. 4. Unions Keyshawn Young, points, made a three-pointer to The Tigers then got a steal by Jaquez Hendrieth, but an off-tar get pass from Young to Corey the ball back to Keystone. Keystones Marco Flores was fouled with nine seconds left. He Thomas rebounding the miss and getting fouled on a follow-up shot attempt. Thomas made both the game. It was the sixth win in the past straight. Two straight three-pointers the basket and was fouled. He missed the ensuing free throw, but Thomas rebounded the miss and scored. Flores later scored on The teams traded three-point shots in the early stages of the second quarter, with Young mak ing two for the Tigers and Josh Hughes and Garrett Stanley each making one for the Indians. A Young basket off a steal by Hill of the quarter to go into halftime free throws, while Ray Kirtley was set up for a layup by Flores fouled, making the ensuing free throw and making the score 25free throw. A Sawyer Maxwell basket put straight on a Young three-point er, two free throws by Agelu Nunu and a Hendrieth basket fol made a three-pointer and then knocked down a pull-up jumper following his own steal. A Young three-pointer kept the Tigers the score with a three-pointer of his own, while Stanley scored Keystone into the fourth quarter leading 44-42. Keystone scored nine straight points to start the fourth quarter. Read all about it... The areas latest crimes, news, obits, and items you cannot get anywhere else in the world!! 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4B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Socials Letters Community State Bank to acquire CenterState in Interlachen BY CLIFF SMELLEY The Community State Bank family is going to expand with the acquisition of CenterState Bank in Interlachen. into other markets to expand the Community State Bank franchise, Community State large acquisitions and had some market areas, including Interlachen, Community State Bank was able to explore. By purchasing the Interlachen bank building and its deposits, Community State Bank will add transaction to occur in April or May. spent about an hour just going through what our bank is about, what the change will be about a great bank, just well known throughout the state of Florida. operate. The bank is almost identical to almost identical to the Union Their personnel structure is The bank in Interlachen is the only bank in that city, though there is a VyStar Credit Union ATM. done in Starke and in Union system and especially with all the small businesses that are in town. In fact, the Interlachen employees will get a taste of the Bradford County community as they will be attending the annual North Florida Regional Chamber said. Between now and the transaction, Community State Bank employees representing each department will go to the Interlachen bank to train Interlachen employees will make trips to Starke as part of the training process. work with the staff prior to the transaction is rare. CenterState to allow us to kind acquisitions do not allow that, Within a few weeks of the transaction, the Interlachen phone systems will be updated to match those of Community in equipment, which will also include new ATM systems and signage. Community State Bank to open in are being explored, though nothing in that regard would occur until after the Interlachen bank transaction and once branch are completed. I can tell you that with the support of our board of directors, anticipate being able to really get serious about some of completed this transaction and the building project is completed here. I think toward the end of see some other things happen. project (consisting of technology upgrades) at the Starke branch is progressing as expected and should be completed by July or things also going on at the bank include changing to a new core website design. the bank employees who are soon work in training employees Bank. The 30 employees we Bank I would stack them and personally. ready for the next challenge, he said. 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Ricky Robert Tyson, 60, of Starke was arrested Jan. 2 by Bradford deputies for larceny, possession of drug equipment. No bond has been set. 27, of Starke was arrested Jan. 5 by Bradford deputies release and possession of marijuana. No bond has been set. Shawn Aymara Martin, 46, of Starke was arrested Jan. 4 by Bradford deputies for trespassing. Bond has been set at $5,000. Corbett Brandon Rhoden, Jan. 3 by Bradford deputies for DUI unlawful blood alcohol. Bond has been set at $10,000. Ronald Roland Rihm, 27, Jan. 5 by Bradford deputies for possession of drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $80,000. Brandy Renee Tyler, 34, of Waldo was arrested Jan. 4 by Bradford deputies for and three counts of drug possession. Bond was set at $20,000. UNION COUNTY Union deputies on Jan. 7 for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, accessory before and possession of narcotic equipment. Smith was two other suspects, Derrick Bond was set at $27,500. Bivens to Wed Jan. 20, 4:30 pm at the Butler Church of Christ is the of Midway and Nancy Powell marriage. Nancy is the daughter of Randel is the son of the being sent. Ray Bivens by Union deputies on Jan. 7 for accessory before the (below). Bond was set at $30,000. 39, of Raiford was arrested Jan. 7 by Union deputies for assault or battery. Deputies responded to a report from a woman that her husband: being attacked by a man housing. By the time deputies the car, unsure whether or not around the exterior of the home and found a man hiding came out of the laundry room as requested and surrendered to the deputies, stating that there had been two people was outside his home when toward him. Someone in they were there to get a gas can since they had run out back and retreated into his house to secure a gun. Also arrested in this incident bond. Brandon Joseph Croft, 34, Jan. 5 by Union deputies for of an injunction of protection was arrested when deputies were called to Spires IGA by she had been trying to help Croft get some medicine when he became loud and and continued to yell and scream at her in the store. He was arrested outside, sitting up against the building. It was petitioner. No bond has been set. Shawn Michael Gibson, 34, of by Union deputies on charges of possession of a controlled while knowing his license or canceled, resisting an and possession of narcotic equipment. No bond has been set. Jan. 7 by Union deputies been in an argument with her mother about a dog and other come and see about the disagreement after noticing was holding the side of her head near her eyebrow, where she had a small laceration which still showed blood on it. No bail has been set. Claude Whitehead, 56, of Union deputies on Jan. 5 for possession of cocaine with intention to sell within 1,000 feet of a house of worship or business, possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a house of worship or business and possession of narcotic equipment. Deputies were residence to assist with a probation search and Whitehead cooperated fully drugs he had on hand to deputies or telling them where they were hidden in his residence and admitting that he sold the drugs to other people, although he denied using them himself. He is being held in the Union of felony probation. No bond has been set. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Macedo, 27, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 7 Terry Sorensen, 62, of Starke was arrested Jan. 3 by Clay deputies for child abuse without great bodily harm. According to an arrest report, the defendant became angry on a kitchen counter. pick up the item, the defendant pushed him to the ground, punched him in the face and slammed his head into the ground. point the defendant grabbed him by the throat and was choking him to the point that he could not breathe, wrote was forcing his thumb into that during the attack, he had because he could not breathe out of his pocket and said, I The deputy added that appeared frightened.


Thursday, January 11, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 5B Obituaries 340 E. Walker Drive(SR 100)Keystone Heights P. Steven Futch Funeral DirectorJoe Gallagher Owner/Funeral DirectorWere here for youTo help celebrate a lifeto help say goodbye.Whether your loved one wanted a traditional funeral or a more casual way to bring family and friends together, well help your remembrance be something special. Let us ease the burden and help you celebrate a life in a wonderful way.Complete Funeral Arrangements Pre-planning Assistance Cremation Services Monuments Out of Town Arrangements Spacious and Intimate Facilities O Street Parking Kelli Parks Moreland Funeral Director620 East Nona Street(corner of SR 100)Starke 904.964.6200 620 East Nona Street(corner of SR 100)Starke 904.964.6200 340 E. 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She was a Registered Nurse her entire working life and taught nursing around the world. Doris enjoyed gardening, sewing, and to spend time with her family and grandchildren. Doris will be deeply missed by those who preceded in death by: her parents and her siblings. Donna D. Green (Mark Green, whom she considered a son) of Vermont, and William F. Bill with four grandchildren, and now at peace and has gone home to see her dad. held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11 at DeWitt C. Jones 6200. www.jonesgallagherfh. com Joshua Kelsey NY passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 at UF Health Shands Hospital due to a Josh was born on March 24, He was born to John Kelsey Jr. graduated from Midlakes High School in Clifton Springs, NY. After graduation, he joined the for 9 years. Josh was also a Florida State Prison system. In July 2017, Josh graduated was to start the Florida State Highway Patrol Academy in Blood Trailing Network. with his son Kobe. He was a he shared with Kobe. Josh and he always liked to help people. He was kind and gentle was predeceased by: both his paternal grandparents, maternal grandparents, Don father, John Kelsey Jr. (Sharon Tammy Gibson and her daughter Dinnah Fugatt of uncles and cousins and his dogs Chief and Jane. A celebration of life will be held at his home in Starke on Jan. 27th beginning at 2 pm. Contributions may be made Humane Society of the United States at www.humanesociety. Frederick Mead Keystone Heights died at his home Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. He was born in Huntington, WV on Sept. 29, 1950 to the late Herbert B. and Norma J. (Rust) Mead. He Army, would help maintain golf courses and did carpentry work. His two brothers Herbert preceded him in death. of Keystone Heights, Richard Thomas (Trudy) Mead of WV. At the request of Mead, Arrangements are under the Home, Keystone Heights. Arlene Ross A. Ross, 89, of Union, died at the Cushing Homestead in Cushing on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Arlene was born July 13, 1928 in Union Marion Thurston Burns. She grew up in Union County and graduated from Union County High School of 1947. Arlene many years as a sales clerk in the hardware department. She was also a homemaker. She enjoyed knitting, bowling, tennis, and playing games. She was a member of a local Hook Rug Club in Hope. She was a member in Union, and attended the Sampson City Church of God in Starke. Arlene was well known for being a happy woman, and for her extraordinary homemade biscuits. She was predeceased brothers, Chester A. Burns, Keith Burns, and Reginald Burns. daughters, Brenda (Roger) Raquel (Aaron) Willson of grandchildren. in Union County to be announced. Condolences for the family may be shared at hallfuneralhomes. com Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Clyde Wagner Shelby Sonny Wagner, 81, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at the 17, 1936 to the late Clyde G. Class on the USS Missouri, USS Pittsburg and USS Harry employed until his retirement in 1989 as the Head Master Welder his talents and experiences with others. He taught welding through the Union County Adult always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. His sharp wit, great smile and generous heart will be greatly missed by all who Beth (Gary) Blunk and Marsha 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, brother Jack Wagner and sister Doris Warren along with many friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Clyde Glessner Wagner and Kenneth Wagner. will be held on Jan. 16 at 2:00 pm at Rosemary Cemetery in the family asks donations to be org Shirley York York, age 68, of Starke passed away at her home, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. She was born in Hayti, late Robert Bobby and Shirley has been a long time resident of Starke and the proud owner of the Red Dog her world was her grandson, Richard) and her family. She with the patrons of the Red Dog who were thought of not only as friends, but family of 33 years, Doug York had preceded her in death along Melissa Shaffer (Wallace Black) of Hampton, Veronica York sons, Richard Shaffer of Starke brother, Burley James (Doris) of Hampton. Also left behind Richard, Jeffery, Courtney, Danielle, Brianna, Michelle, Ryder and Race along with Arrangements are under the that span, while Flores and Thomas each added a basket to to play after Thomas scored on a dunk and was fouled, making the free throw. Union responded with eight straight points, get ting a free throw from Nunu, a Keystone helped its cause by tunities. line. Kirtley and Flores joined Hughes and Stanley each had six points, while Maxwell had four. Ben Miller added two points. Hill was Unions second-lead BALL Continued from 3B drieth had six points, while Nunu and Nate Norman each had three. Caden Cox and Blane Workman each added two points. Keystone played St. Johns Country Day on Jan. 5 and Dis trict 4-5A opponent Newberry on Jan. 9. The Indians host dis trict opponent Interlachen on prior to playing Newberry. play St. Johns Country Day at opponents Hilliard and Haw thorne on Jan. 5 and Jan. 9. The prior to playing Hilliard. p.m. The Tigers then host Brad big night in KHHS boys soccer teams 3-2 win BY CLIFF SMELLEY For the third time in four at least three goals, scoring all three in the Keystone Yonge on Jan. 5. Peyton Box, Dean Hogg and Jacob Hopkins each had an assist as the Indians in District 5. Goalie Kaleb matches. Keystone entered the Ricketts each scored a goal, Matt White played goalie, The Indians played district opponent Santa Fe this past district opponent Interlachen on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. hosts Suwannee at 7:20 p.m. The Indians then host St. Francis on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at district opponent Newberry on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 Suwannee match. Christopher Anderson scored Jan. 4. BHS boys drop 72-64 game to Hawthorne BY CLIFF SMELLEY year for the Bradford High last team it played in 2017, but this time, the winner was Hawthorne, which Hawthorne. D.J. Mackey posted a


6B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section BY CLIFF SMELLEY Grace Johns was crowned Jan. 6. Amie Johns, was one of four competing for the title. She was $300 scholarship. Johns was also pageant. ticket sales. The Miss Photogenic for a mini photo shoot with Traci Waters Photography. The contestant who adhered to all deadlines and, in essence, made life a little easier, came with a $25 sales. senior and daughter of Jody and the award for selling the most ads in the pageant program. old sophomore and daughter of Chuck and Julie Morrow, was intermission. fellow participants for Miss Congeniality. As it turned out, I think they planned it, said BHS graduate who won the Strawberry Princess and Miss Bradford Fest titles. Grace Johns is crowned Miss BHS Will You Have Enough? See Derek for your FREE, no obligation, retirement strategies, annuity or investment reveiw. Derek ChipolettiFinancial Advisor 529 Plans and other College Funding Techniques Retirement Analysis 401k rollovers, mutual funds and other investments Employer-sponsored 401k, SEP and IRA plans Family Protection Analysis (Life, Health, Long Term Care, and Disability) Stop by, call or email Derek today! Securities and investment advisory services offered through Securian Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Capital Financial Strategies, 10199 Southside Boulevard, Suite 200, Building One, Jacksonville, Florida 32256 is an independently operated affiliate of Securian Financial Services, Inc. DOFU 1982384 1/2018 P romote S ervice B usiness with a E mail your med-to-hi-resolution digital photo (150dpi+) & ad text to: by 5pm Monday OR bring it to:B radford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor( 904) 964-6305W ell help you design your ad cash/check/credit cards accepted all for only /wk c overing Bradford, Union & Clay Counties a in o ur weekly community g iveaway paper: S tand Outfro m the crowd Ee ctrify Y our Business! Reach New Customersw ith aClassified P hoto Ad Licensed Bonded Insured A ctual Size Ad Sample Grace Johns in her casual wear. Grace Johns in her casual wear. Jayla Eiland in her evening gown. Jayla Eiland in her casual wear. Grace Johns in her evening gown. Camee Morrow in her casual wear.


Thursday, January 11, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B 40 Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 in which makes it illegal to ad vertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any such prefer ence, limitation or discrim ination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodi ans, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not know ingly accept any advertis ing for real estate in which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this news paper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimi nation, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, 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 850-488-7082 ext #1005 42 Motor Vehicles & Accessories $CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352771-6191. 2006 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS GS. 134,000 Miles $3,500.00 By Appointment 352-214-9069. 47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE for rent. 113 E. Call St. Call Freddie American Dream Realty at 904-5099893. 48 Homes for Sale FOR SALE BY OWNER. 3BR/2BA HOUSE. Sepa rate washer/dryer room, large den, carport, fenced yard, storage building. $129,000. 105 Epperson St., Starke. Info 904-3649022. 3BR/2BA HOME. Includ house. With 2 car garage. 1005 Palm St. Starke, Fl. House newly renovated, new windows, roof, car bath, new appliances. City fenced. Nice neighbor hood, near school. Move in ready. $177,000. Call 904-364-9022 for appointment to see home. 50 For Rent 2BR/1BA APT. CH/A. 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Ability to work under little or no supervision, must be self-motivated to complete tasks and meet deadlines. Minimum of 2 years ex perience in a secretarial position. Apply at Union County Solid Waste. Position closes at 3:00 p.m. on January 24, 2017. Union County Board of County Commissioners is an equal opportunity em ployer and gives Veterans Preference. EARN $500-$600. METAL FRAMING & DRYWALL. Will train, Reliable trans portation is a must. Call Jimmy 904-263-6719. 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 LOWEST WEEKLY ROOM RATES IN TOWN. 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Assist in the creation and promotion of quality design and instructional standards and processes that support student success and d evelop strategies to increase and improve eLearning programs and services. Design and lead professional develop ment activities. Ensure that all accreditation and regulatory requirements for eLearning are met Ensure accessibility issues related to on line instruction are addressed and comply with applicable regulations Masters d egree preferred or bachelors degree required in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Educational Technology, or related fi eld and three years of progressively responsible experience related to eLearning, including two years of supervisory experience. SALARY: Depends on Qualifications APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled Position details and applications available online at: o r visit Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. 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Cummings also had eight assists and eight rebounds, rebounds. and will host Baker County on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The Tornadoes then on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m. played prior to each game at 6 p.m. Continued from 5B Camee Morrow in her evening gown.


Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 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 Keep Public Notices in Newspapers Some officials want to move notices from newspapers to government-run websites, where they may not be easily found. This is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. rf BY CLIFF SMELLEY What do you when someone legend home? You gladly accept, then pray you get him there without incident. It was good news all the way around for FSU fan Terry Vaughan, who got the opportunity to safely chauffeur Bowden from a fundraising Tallahassee. Bowden was the featured guest at the Arc of Alachua and Bowties on Jan. 6. Mark Johnson, the director of the Arc of Alachua, is a friend of Absolutely. I would be honored to take coach Bowden back to fan of my age would jump at the opportunity to do such a thing, said Vaughan, who is Bradford County. Vaughan said his assistant asked him if he would be His reply was that Bowden is such an unassuming person that home was cause for caution. I was scared to death about the possibility of an accident or him home to make sure I got him back safely. In fact, Vaughan, who was also accompanied by his wife, could say Bowden was able to sleep like a baby. Vaughan said he and Bowden talked for about After that, though, Bowden, who able to stretch out in the allowed to use, courtesy of Nick and relax. Bowden had a 7 a.m. attend a Fellowship of Christian a.m. He basically fell asleep and mile from his home, Vaughan said. When he did get to talk to Bowden when he was awake as well as prior to Arc Gala IV Vaughan said it was fun to talk about mutual acquaintances, including High School graduate, who played football and baseball for Bowden at South Georgia State College. Bowden, who coached both sports as well as basketball at South Georgia State, told year during a reunion. name, his eyes lit up, Vaughan said. father, who was a building contractor in Tallahassee. Coach Bowden once looked at a home my father had built, and my father showed it to him many years ago, Vaughan said. Vaughan had gotten Gala IV: Bowden and Bowties tickets for legendary Bradford High School said he asked Bowden prior Hurse. Bowden made Vaughan laugh when he seemed surprised to learn that Hurse was still doing well. Bowden replied, Well, it just seemed like he was Vaughan asked Bowden what he thought of new FSU coach Willie Taggart. and that coach Taggart would be Vaughan was indirectly responsible for Bowden originally wanted to try to get actor Burt Reynolds, who played called Vaughan wondering if Vaughan knew how to get in touch with Reynolds. He knew that I had graduated from Florida State and had been a Florida State fan for many years, Vaughan said. He some network back to Burt. Reynolds, but he knows Sue secretary at FSU. Hall and Reynolds were good friends, so make a commitment. When the Arc director called Hall back to thank her anyway for her help, Bobby will do this for you? kind of fellow Bobby is, Mark calls Bobby at home, and Bobby answered the phone, Vaughan said. They worked out the Bowden participated in an and answered questions for an Vaughan said Bowden was about that football program in was complimentary of former who is now an ambassador at UF. game, Vaughan said. The Spurrier came onto the scene was you had to run the football consistently to win. Coach Spurrier changed all that. An audience member asked Bowden what he considered his most exhilarating win against Florida and also his Gators. Bowden said his most run helped the Gators score a touchdown and pull out the win. The most exhilarating win season (1977) when the skid against the Gators with a pair of touchdown passes in the second half as FSU outscored Basically, Florida State was a struggling program trying to make its mark, Vaughan said. That was kind of they day where (Bowden) felt they made a statement. Vaughan enjoyed hearing Bowden also talk about his faith. The coach shared a story about shot to death in 1986. He said distraught players, he took the opportunity to witness to them, asking them if they were sure of Following his meeting with the team, Bowden said Mark head coach who was an assistant on his staff at the time, came to about the situation. He said through that experience, Mark Richt accepted Christ right there at his desk, Vaughan said. He said meet. That was a neat story. Vaughan said what really made an impression on him was when Bowden talked about people getting discouraged about setbacks in life. He said he thinks God allows troubles to come our way as a means for us to grow spiritually and mature as humans, Vaughan said, adding, His faith is the true foundation