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BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A Keystone Heights High School science teacher said he is looking for community support to expand science fair opportunities for local students. Ron Hartman told the Keystone Heights Rotary Club that although science fairs offer many benefits, students often shun the extracurricular activity. Science fair is a lot of work, he said. Science fair is not easy; you have to do stuff at home. Science fair requires you to use your mind so a lot of these students-they dont like it. Hartman said the fairs fill an important gap in schools by engaging advanced students. He said state academic standards now focus on bringing all students to a minimum level. Once you reach that minimum level, now we are focusing on the other kids, he said. Science fair, for some of them, really works because they are able to take a project and start with the ground level plan, and build it into their own, he added. They have to find out the science about it. They have to design it and build it. Hartman also said that the fairs often produce applications with immediate benefits. He pointed out one recent winner from India who designed a water purification system that produced clean drinking water for his village. Hartman also talked about Henry Lin, a 17-year-old Louisiana high school student who developed a model that simulates thousands of galaxies. A high school student created this model that astrophysicists are now using all around the world, said Hartman. They are able to use this model to determine things like dark matter, gravity, and ways that the Universe works that theyve never been able to do before. Hartman also said local students have benefited from the fairs. He said two years ago, a Keystone Heights student reached the International Science Fair by combining hydroponics and aquaponics to create a self-sustaining nitrogen cycle where plants and fish in the same environment could mutually benefit. In a project she developed over a three-year period, Taylor Kennedy grew Jalapeno Peppers and Tilapia in the same water tank. She chose peppers and Tilapia because they both required the same pH level and they both were commercial products demanded by consumers. Kennedy even sold the peppers she grew during her project at the local farmers market. Hartman said one thing Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 352-473-2210 Fax 352-473-2210 Lake Region Monitor USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 41 st Year 35th Issue 75 CENTS BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Plum Creek Land Company submitted its plans to develop over 11,000 acres in eastern Alachua County to the countys growth management office on Dec. 12 and claimed that the development could create 36,000 jobs. The plan calls for converting timberland into 10,500 housing units, 1,500,000 square feet of retail space, 6 million square feet of office and research and development area and 8 million square feet of manufacturing space over the next 50 years. Plum Creek projected the research, office and light industrial developments would create between 18,000 and 24,000 jobs. It added that manufacturing businesses could add an additional 6,000 to 12,000 jobs. The company said its comprehensive plan amendment application is the result of a planning process it started in 2011 with a task force, a technical advisory group and a series of community workshops it called Envision Alachua. Plum Creek said because of the input of Envision Alachua, its plan concentrates development around already existing infrastructure of U.S. 301 and State Roads 20 and 26. It also said part of its plan will double the acreage it now has under conservation easements, from 22,865 acres to 46,081. In its application, the company is requesting the county to change around 11,000 acres from agricultural/rural to mixed use on the countys future land use map. The area is bordered by U.S. 301, S.R. 26, C.R. 234 and S.R. 20. It lies mostly between Orange Heights, Hawthorne and Newnans Lake. It said however that it planned to concentrate its development around four hubs: (1) east Gainesville (located north of the community of Rochelle), (2) Hawthorne, (3) Campville and (4) the intersection of S.R. 26 and C.R. 234. In its application, Plum Creek also described its preliminary design concepts for the east Gainesville and Hawthorne hubs. In east Gainesville, the company said it envisions a mixed use research and development cluster that brings together private companies, higher education and research institutes oriented toward agrotechnology. The company said that one of its models for the development is Lake Nona in Orlando. Also known as Medical City, the 7,000-acre master planned community south of the Orlando International Airport is anchored by the University of Central Florida Health Sciences campus, the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Nemours Childrens Hospital, a Valencia College campus and a University of Florida Research and Academic Center. In Hawthorne, the company said it plans a manufacturing hub that takes advantage of U.S. 301, S.R. 20 and the CSX railroad. It also said that its development north of S.R. 20 would enhance already-existing and underutilized infrastructure and community resources south of the highway.Keystone Heights teacher extols benefits of science fairsMelrose Christmas Bird Count sights 117 species Garden Club dedicates wildflower pathway On Dec. 19, 35 participants from Santa Fe Audubon, Alachua Audubon, and others fanned out in boats, cars and on foot to survey all the birds that could be seen and heard for the 23rd annual Melrose Christmas Bird Count. This dedicated effort resulted in locating 117 species of birds, a large increase from the 98 species that was tallied last year. The Melrose bird count covers a 15-mile radius that encompasses parts of Clay, Putnam, Alachua, and Bradford counties. Many bird-rich natural areas occur in this circle and include Lake Santa Fe, Santa Fe Swamp, Gold Head Branch State Park, the Ordway Preserve, and numerous sand hill lakes. At the end of the day-long survey, participants congregated at Bettys Pizza in Melrose to tally the results, to share stories of the days birding highlights and of course, to feast on the local cuisine. Jim Swarr, the count organizer, compiled the list of birds that were surveyed by the seven birding groups. Some of the birding highlights included 49 Horned Grebes, 29 Common Loons, 29 Bonapartes Gulls, and 1 Laughing Gull from Lake Santa Fe; a Least Bittern, Purple Gallinule, and two Henslows Sparrows from the Ordway Preserve; a Peregrine Falcon seen swooping down on a flock of Eastern Meadowlarks; a Brownheaded Nuthatch from Santa Fe Swamp; and a Grasshopper and Vesper Sparrow in a farm field on C.R. 219A. Wildlife surveys like the Melrose Christmas Bird Count provide important insight into the health of the environment. Since birds are the most visible of our wildlife and the easiest to survey, bird survey data provide an indication of the overall health of the less visible wildlife species. In many cases, an abundant and diverse avian community reflects healthy ecological habitats, while declining bird populations can signify disturbing trends in our land development patterns and their detrimental effects to natural areas. Results from the Melrose Christmas Bird Count combined with data from hundreds of other Christmas bird counts throughout the country allow ornithologists to assess bird trends on a national and international scale. Submitted by Joyce King and Debbie Segal.Plum Creek: development could create 36,000 jobs within 15 miles of MelrosePlum Creek Land Companys plan for developing over 11,000 acres in eastern Alachua County centers around four development hubs shown on this map: AEast Gainesville, B-Hawthorne, C-Campville and D-the intersection of S.R. 26 and C.R. 234. A north-south conservation corridor, following Lochloosa Creek is also shown on the map. Lake Santa Fe and southeastern Bradford County are shown in the upper, right corner of the map. Helen Warren, Laura Berkelman and Joyce King at Lake Crystal, during the Melrose Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 19. Photo by Ida Little. Keystone Heights High School science teacher Ron science fairs. Wright, Bullock bank over $3,000 in November BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor McRae resident and Clay County Commission candidate Clu Wright boosted his campaign with over $3,000 in cash receipts during November. Keystone Heights resident Tina Bullock reported over $3,000 in receipts over the same period for her school board race, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Clay County Supervisor of Elections. Wright is in a four-way Republican primary with Abbie Andrews, Ronnie Coleman, and Steven R. Johnson. His $3,529 in total receipts puts him in line with Andrews, who leads the four candidates with $3,930 in contributions. In November, Andrews collected $1,435, including a $250 contribution from incumbent Cheresse Stewart, who cannot run for re-election because of term limits.. Most of Wrights receipts, $2,500, came in the form of loans from the candidate to the Sue Hamerstrom (right), president of the Garden Club of the Lakes, talks about Elizabeth BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Members of the Garden Club of the Lakes dedicated a new wildflower pathway in honor of one of Floridas foremost promoters of wildflowers. Club members will plant 15 pounds of Coreopis seeds along S.R. 100, east of S.R. 21 for the Elizabeth Pate Memorial Wildflower Pathway. Coreopis is the Florida state wildflower. Club President Sue Hamerstrom said Pate served for many years as the roadside beautification chair for the state and was actively involved in the effort to establish a Florida state wildflower license plate. Pate was a member of the Florida Wildflower Foundation and a life member of the Ribault Garden Club. She was also the recipient of the 2011 Friend of Florida Wildflowers Award. Funding for the pathway was provided by the Elizabeth Pate Wildflower Memorial Project, the Garden Club of the Lakes and Bryans Ace Hardware. See WRIGHT, 6A See FAIR, 6A


BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Vac-Con, the Green Cove Springs manufacturer of sewercleaning vacuum trucks, reached another milestone this month by shipping a $6 million order to Peru. In 2011, the company marked its 25th year in business and in May of 2012, the 300-person firm produced its 6,000th unit. Around Christmas, Jaxport workers loaded 18 of Vac-Cons trucks onto a cargo ship bound for South America. Todd Masley, vice-president of sales, told Jacksonville television station WTEV that the company has a backlog of over 100 vehicles, orders that will take the company about four months to fill. Throughout 2013, Clay County leaders have hailed VacCon as a model employer. Bill Garrison, director of economic development for the Clay County Chamber of Commerce, told a Keystone Heights business group in April that the company brings revenue to Clay County from all over the world. They manufacture those trucks from scratch, except for the chassis, and the big pump that creates the vacuum, he said. Garrison added that each truck sells for around $400,000 and that the company has a robust international business. So when they sell a truck to Egypt, he said, that is $400,000 of Egyptian money that comes into Clay County. It adds capital to our system as opposed to recirculating money. Economic development officials highlight the company when trying to lure other manufacturers to Clay County. County Commissioner Chereese Stewart, who is also the director of technical education for the Clay County School District, said that on Oct. 4 a group of 30 students toured Vac-Cons plant at Reynolds Industrial Park. Its a great industry to showcase because they need engineers, they need metal fabricators, they need finance folks, she said. They could use a little bit of everybody and most people dont even know they exist in our community. Vac-Con started as a fiveperson firm in 1986. One of those charter employees, salesman Darrell LeSage, is now Vac-Cons president. In addition to providing municipalities and utilities with sewer-cleaning applications, the company also manufactures trucks for the construction and oil and gas industries to excavate and clean worksites and clear gas and oil transmission lines. Through 2008, the company posted 15-percent annual growth rates. The recession hampered revenues the following year and in 2010, business bottomed out. In 2011, Vac-Con began to recover from the recession and the following year its growth rate continued to improve. Now the company is capitalizing on the growth of the oil and gas fracking industry in North Dakota and the Midwest, providing contractors with hydro excavation and other trucks to clean worksites and pipelines. The company is a subsidiary of Holden Industries, an employeeowned company based in Deerfield, Ill. In other business news:Owner of Keystone Heights Wendys acquires Middleburg, Orange Park units.Wen South LLC of Grand Rapids, MI paid $1,090,000 for the Middleburg restaurant and $800,000 for the store at 1110 Blanding Blvd. in Orange Park. The restaurants were purchased from two different LLCs with the same San Jose Boulevard address in Jacksonville. Wen South owns over two dozen Wendys franchises in the Jacksonville area and over 30 in Florida. Keystone ministorage units change handsKaren McMullen, individually and as trustee for the McMullen Family Trust signed a warranty deed transferring ownership of three mini storage facilities to T.D. Bank. The $897,371.79 conveyance included warehouse facilities at 7378 Sunrise Blvd. and 7350 S.R. 100 in Clay County and 1029 S.E. S.R. 100 in Bradford County.Branan Field Road cell tower sold for $1.3 millionAnchor Towers 3 LLC sold a cell phone tower off Branan Field Road to Crown Castle Towers 06 2 LLC for $1,338,080. The structure is located east of Branan Field Road, just south of the Plantation Oaks Boulevard overpass.Dollar General going up on Kingsley AvenueDolgencorp LLC, the operator of Dollar General Stores, signed a memorandum of lease with Concept Development LLC of Gainesville for the lease of Dollar General Store 00712 on Kingsley Avenue in Orange Park. The 15-year agreement with renewal options is for property located opposite Miller Street, midway between Doctors Lake Drive and Clarke Park. The unit is currently under construction. Simon to spin off Orange Park Mall, other propertiesSimon Property Group said on Dec. 13 it to plans to spin off 44 malls, including the Orange Park Mall, and 54 strip shopping centers into an independent, publicly traded company. Now, Simon owns over 325 commercial real estate properties in the U.S. and Asia. In a press release, it said the new organization will consist of its investments that have generated annual net operating income of $10 million or less. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David E. Simon told the Wall Street Journal that he initiated the move because of Simons underperforming stock, in spite of the companys growth in earnings. The 953,000 square-foot Orange Park Mall opened in 1975. It has 112 stores. The Oaks Mall in Gainesville has 910,000 square feet of retail space and 140 stores. 2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 House Calls & Equine Massage available upon request B .S., B.A., LMTMA65067 MM24159Ofc appts available starting at $55352.745.1492 Clay Co. manufacturer makes $6 million shipment to PeruThis Vac-Con truck was one of 18 units shipped to Peru from Jaxport around Christmas. Photo by the Jacksonville Port Authority. BY JAMES WILLIAMS Special to the Telegraph The Keystone-Lake Region Rotary Club held its holiday banquet Dec. 13. Although illnesses kept membership attendance a little lighter than planned, the crowd was just the right size for the Shake Rag building in Melrose, where the dinner was held. As the evening began, Rotary President Paul Fessenden pointed out photographs and artworks for sale in the gallery for quick, easy and affordable holiday shopping. H ors doeuvres of shrimp and salmon were served; along with wine or a candy cane gimlet. Dinner featured prime rib with a vegetable medley and cheese cake for dessert, catered by Johnnys Barbecue. The size of the room became somewhat important when Keystone United Methodist Churchs bell choir set up tables and music stands for a welcomed after-dinner performance. The choir played Angel Tidings, a medley of carols, followed by Carol Goldens vocal rendition of O Holy Night, accompanied by choir director David Golden on guitar.Rotary holds annual Christmas banquetJoyce King and Rotary President Paul Fessenden visited the pre-dinner hors doeuvres bar. Jim Gill and Karen Lake waited in line for prime rib.


Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 3A Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMS)Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service at 10 a.m. 4900 NW 182nd Way Starke(Entrance to Conerly Estates on S.R. 16) (904) Everyone W elcome!Childrens Church 10 a.m. 4 004 SE State Road 21, Keystone Heights FL 32656 (352) 473-3829 i n our Fellowship Hall i n our Multi Ministry Worship Center i n our Sanctuary preaching on G enesis 1: 26-30 D inner Served ( call 352-473-3829 for reservations) B ible Study by Dr. Tom Farmer, Jr Christmas morning fire damages home off Starkes Bessent Roadth Street, one block north of Northeast 154th Street (Bessent Road). BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A Christmas morning fire damaged a home in eastern Bradford County. County dispatchers sent emergency medical workers and firefighters to Northeast 156th Street at 9:36 a.m. According to Emergency Manager Brian Johns, Starke Fire Rescue personnel arrived shortly after a county emergency medical crew. The occupants of the home and their pets had already left the structure. There were no injuries. Johns said the Starke crew quickly extinguished the fire in the back of the home, but had some difficulty getting to flames between the ceiling and roof because the home had no attic. Shortly after the fire, one of the homes occupants, Kathy DeVoe, said she and her stepsister, Kathy Long live in the home. She said a candle started the fire. However, a few days after the fire, Long said in a telephone interview that a fire investigator determined an overheated power strip ignited the flames. There were no candles burning whatsoever, she said. Long added that when she first detected smoke in the house, she was preparing food for a family gathering and first thought the smoke was coming from the stove. She then shouted for DeVoe to check other parts of the house and the pair soon found a small fire in DeVoes bedroom. We tried to smother it out but we couldnt, Long recalled. It kept getting bigger. Long said after the flames continued to spread, the two women abandoned their attempts to put out the fire, called 911 and evacuated their pets from the structure. A website has been set up to help the sisters. To provide a secure donation through PayPal, go to www.youcaring. com/helpkathys. As of Monday afternoon, more than $1,000 of the $10,000 goal had been raised. According to the site, the sisters escaped from the house with their pets, purses and the pajamas they were wearing. Robbery, carjacking suspect crashes near Raiford robbery and an Alachua County carjacking crashed a stolen vehicle into trees near Raiford. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A Bradford County deputy pursued a robbery and carjacking suspect from the Hampton area through Starke and into Union County until the suspect crashed the vehicle at the intersection of S.R. 16 and S.R. 121 near Raiford. According to Alachua County Sheriffs spokesperson Art Forgey, the suspect, Jamal Demante Keshune Ross, 21, of Ocala stole gasoline, a phone charger, water and cash from a convenience store north of Ocala around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Forgey told the Gainesville Sun that Ross drove the fourdoor, maroon vehicle he used to escape the robbery scene into Alachua County. He then rammed the vehicle into a black Chevrolet Equinox, forced the family that was in the SUV out of the vehicle and then drove off in the Chevrolet. Around 2:41 a.m., a Bradford dispatcher issued an alert for a 30-year-old black male driving a black Chevrolet Equinox. The dispatcher said the man was a suspect in a carjacking and might be armed. Bradford County Sheriffs Capt. Brad Smith said Waldo Police spotted the suspect and pursued him to the Bradford County line. At that point, Deputy James Albritton began following the suspect and Waldo police broke off their pursuit. Albritton reported the suspect was travelling 105 mph. He followed the SUV into Starke where police joined the pursuit. After the suspect turned off U.S. 301 and onto S.R. 16 west toward Florida State Prison, Albritton told dispatchers that the Equinox nearly crashed into oncoming traffic several times. He added that the Chevy reached a speed of 115 mph. Once inside Union County, S.R. 16 dead ends into S.R. 121 about a mile north of Raiford. The intersection is wellknown for traffic crashes with motorists traveling westbound on S.R. 16 frequently failing to yield to the stop sign at 121 and either colliding with traffic on S.R. 121 or running into trees beyond the intersection. The suspect in the Equinox plowed into the tree line beyond the road junction. Following the crash, the vehicle caught fire. Firefighters from Heilbronn Springs, Lawtey and Union County responded to the scene and Ross was treated by Bradford and Union County emergency medical workers for a broken femur. He was transported to UF Health where Alachua County deputies were to meet the ambulance. In an email to the Monitor, Forgey said Ross underwent surgery later Saturday morning for injuries sustained in the crash. The following day, Alachua deputies charged the 21-yearold with carjacking and with aggravated battery. Foundation donates iPads to schoolsBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A north Florida foundation donated $11,580 to the Clay County School District on Dec. 19 to purchase 20 iPads for autistic students use. Linda Weed, founder of the HEAL (Helping Every Autistic Life) Foundation, said the Apple device has been revolutionary for her autistic child. My daughter, who cant speak-the iPad speaks for her, she said. All the words that she needs, she will point to the picture and it will say what she needs. It has really sped up her learning and it floored us at how much she did know and how much she quickly took onto this technology. Weed said an Apple representative will train teachers to integrate the devices into classrooms. She added that six to eight students can use one iPad. They will have their own little programs, she said of the students. We can track their learning, grow their programs and actually see what they are learning. It will really make it very easy on the teachers to create their own curriculum based on their (the students) desires and their special way of learning, she added. HEAL President Alan Pickert said the organization planned to make similar donations to a half dozen north Florida school districts, but so far have only been able to contribute to Clay and Duval schools. The idea was to put iPads into every county, he said. However, Clay County and Duval County were the only two that were sophisticated enough to implement the program this year. School board member Lisa Graham said she has seen the iPads used by disabled students in the classroom, and she was impressed. It was amazing, she said. It really helps the students. Bradley makes second attempt at pension reformBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A bill co-sponsored by State Sen. Rob Bradley that would reform municipal pensions for police and firefighters passed a senate committee Dec. 11. Last year, Bradleys proposal passed the Senate but failed to pass the House. The bill designates how a 1.85-percent excise tax on property and casualty insurance premiums may be spent by cities. The Fleming Island Republican said the measure is needed because 60 percent of the nearly 350 local pension plans for first responders in Florida is on shaky financial footing. SB246, co-sponsored by Margate Democrat Jeremy Ring, requires plans that have an unfunded liability of 20 percent or more to use the excise tax to shore up the deficiency. As a jewel of gold in a swines snout, so is a fair woman which is without desecration.--Pr. 11:22


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Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 5A THE OFFICE SHOP130 West Call St. Starke, FL 32091FAX(904) B ARGAIN B UYS PHONE(904)964-5764 BY JAMES WILLIAMS Special to the Monitor If you are over the age of around 40 and under the age of around 70, the chances are pretty good that you are now or soon will be, or recently have been caring for an elderly parent. It could be that you yourself are late middle-aged or elderly and caring for an older spouse or parent. Assuming you are the caretender, putting your parent or loved one into a facility when the time comes is an option many people take. That includes people who love their parents and who want them to receive the best care they can afford. Very legitimate circumstances call for putting a parent in what used to be called a home. They were never really homes, of course, although professionals have come a long way toward humanizing eldercare facilities in the last 30 years. In some cases, the parent or family may have a long-term care insurance policy which provides at least a portion of the costs for facility and/or athome care. Some families are sufficiently well-off to pay for the care themselves, but that can be expensive; nursing homes now start around $2,000 to $3,000 per month and can go as high as $80,000 a year or higher. For many families, caring for the parent in one of the childrens homes or the parents home becomes the most affordable or even the only option. Often, however, that job is left to one sibling, while others look away. Whether the parent is a mother or a father, daughters or daughtersin-law are more often left with the care-tending responsibility than men. There are many variations on this scenario, however: some offspring want to take full care and charge of the parent for whatever reason. Other siblings may be just as happy to let them do it. A sole provider will not necessarily be the best solution for either the parent or the care tender. Eldercare is difficult, whether its a single care tender or several. Frequently, the care tender develops health problems of his or her own, sometimes related to caring for the parent. If you are an only child, you may be in for a rough road ahead. Start early to assemble a support system, including a surviving parent, your spouse, partner or relatives like aunts or uncles, cousins or grand-children and others from your church. If you are a single child, begin early to engage the cooperation of your parents friends, club and church members and others. Everyone, only child or not, might want to find out now what eldercare and care tender support services are available in your area-for free and for hire. Drop in at the local senior center; look around and chat with people. Go online. Even before you need the information, learn about available services and be aware that they will differ from state to state, county to county and town to town. Learn now whats available by visiting a local senior center or agency. Find out about elder transportation services and meals on wheels. Once gathered, take a look at your parents and your own finances to see what costs you are likely to incur in the days, weeks, months and years ahead. Learn what Medicare covers for health care, hospital and rehabilitation visits, drugs, home care, palliative and hospice care. If you or your parent(s) attend a church, ask whether there are programs available there. Investigate the Veterans Administration if either of your parents has prior military service. If your parent exhibits signs of the early onset of Alzheimers or other forms of dementia, you will have an even more difficult time. Do some online research and try a number of web sites, to learn how to go about caring for these loved ones. If available, join a support group. Things change quickly, new facilities crop up and others previously advertised disappear. Bradford Terrace seems to be the only Alzheimers-related facility in this area, but according to recent online searches, there were three Alzheimer day care facilities in Gainesville. Be aware that local senior centers may not accept your parent as a visitor if their cognitive condition has deteriorated past a certain point. You cant do much about it, but be aware that medical supply houses routinely jack up the price of medical equipment if Medicare pays the bill, versus you paying from pocket. My family was committed to fulfill our mothers long-stated wish that she remain in her home, and not enter a facility or die in a hospital. Our mother was probably traumatized by the conditions in nursing homes she saw when her mother-in-law was put into one in the 1950s. She and her sisters took care of their parents in my grandparents home. Our mother was also one of several care providers as our father declined. Perhaps our mom expected her children to pay it forward. With her childrens grit and determination, we granted our mother her wish, but it wasnt easy. Medicaid can cover nursing facility expenses, but the tradeoff is said to come after the patient passes, when the government can exact liens on the estate. Our mother was determined not to go on welfare as she put it, not to be declared indigent, in other words and not to lose everything she and our father had worked to build. Here are some notes on what I and my siblings learned about taking care of our mother at home. Understand that every case and every family is different. Some of the following may not apply to you. Even while your parents are still independent and mobile, even before you begin to see early signs of decline, you may want to caution your parent(s) about intrusive or unfamiliar visitors, such as salespeople who sometimes appear from nowhere. Even when your parent is normally cautious, if he or she lives alone, they may yearn for a chance to talk to someoneanyone--who appears to be interested in them. Caution your parent against talking freely to strangers and giving out personal information on the telephone. Emphasize to your parent that there are con men and women who pretend to be nice and caring, and in this area usually insisting they are Christians. Christians or not, they may be on the prowl to take advantage of senior citizens. If you or your parent hasnt already done so, investigate long term care policies before your parent needs one. In the right circumstances, it might be worth it for offspring and parent to pay for a policy now, to help pay far greater costs later. In my familys case, the policy helped pay for up to twelve hours of professional home care, three days each week for five years. Gently approach your parent and siblings with the subject of one or more offspring taking control of the parents finances and checkbook. With the parents permission--if thats possible-someone elses name should go on all the parents financial accounts. This would include knowing how many and who can sign the parents checks. If it makes everyone feel better, require two signatures on every check, one of which may be the parents. Eventually it may be time for someone to take over your parents finances, whether the parent agrees or not. A power of attorney should be granted to a family member, hopefully one the parent and all siblings trust and have confidence in. If it hasnt been done long before now, the parent, the family and the power of attorney should make out a will. A frank discussion and the parents input into decisions about inheritances can help greatly. Also discuss with your parent and siblings an advance directive, which states what life support mechanisms the parent wants if unable to make medical decisions for themselves. A related form appoints a medical proxy who can make such decisions for the patient. Our mother was familiar with the death process and hospital environments. She was not afraid to discuss the matter; she insisted on having a DNR, or do not resuscitate form. We were told often that it must be a yellow form and not a copy. Keep it on your refrigerator, we heard again and again, so that EMS technicians can easily find it if theyre called and no ones around. If DNR is the parents choice, it may also be a guideline for increasingly difficult decisions you will need to make as your parents health declines. My siblings and I and-after multiple explanations--our mother had Moms land holdings surveyed and split up before her death with joint tenancy or Lady Bird deeds. These are deeds which had both our mothers name and each childs name on the agreed upon parcels we had already been designated to inherit. The primary tenant, the parent, still has complete control over the property and can even sell it at will, even without the secondary tenants consent. The deed is not effective for the secondary holder--the child--until the primary holder, our mother, was deceased. Filing a death certificate with the county clerks office was all that was needed to pass the property along to the next generation. A lawyer and possibly a surveyor may be needed to create the deed, but not probate or lawyers fees are required once the death certificate is filed. Besides the 36 hours of professional care our long-term care policy provided, we were also lucky enough to have three offspring in the immediate area to share eldercare responsibilities. No sibling-male or female-took a pass on participating in our mothers care. One daughterin-law also pitched in to further lighten the load. Two siblings from out-of-state each made a point of making the trip from up north twice a year each. Yes, it was expensive for those siblings, and yes, they had to take vacation time off from their work. But their participation gave us a break one weekend every three months; which was just enough and very much appreciated. If a sibling cant be present to help provide care, they can be cut a lot of slack by the others by making a contribution, small or large, to provide support and amenities for the parent, or even for the care providers. If a sibling fails or refuses to help, the others must decide whether a fight is worth it. The task is difficult enough as is without family rancor added. We set up a separate bank account into which we five siblings periodically put money, each contributing what they could afford when they could Practical advice for elder care: prepare early, enlist help See ELDER, 6ALEGAL NOTICES The more that government becomes secret, the less it remains free. James Russell WigginsLRM Legals 1/2/14 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS City of Keystone Heights The Planning & Zoning Board of the City of Keystone Heights will hold PUBLIC HEARINGS on January 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM or as soon thereaf ter as can be heard to consider Or dinance 2014-536 and Ordinance 2014-537. The PUBLIC HEARINGS will be held at City Hall, 555 South Lawrence Boulevard, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 in the Council Meeting Room. Ordinance 2014-536 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, FLORIDA AMENDING SECTION 150.01 OF CHAPTER 150. BUILDING REG ULATIONS TO ADD A NEW SUB SECTION (A) ADOPTING LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE RELATED TO FLOODPLAIN MAN AGEMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEV ERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EF FECTIVE DATE. Ordinance 2014-537 AN ORDINANCE BY THE CITY OF KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, FLOR IDA AMENDING THE KEYSTONE HEIGHTS CODE OF ORDINANC ES TO REPEAL SECTION 150.05 FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION PLAN OF CHAPTER 150 AND PART I. FLOODPLAINS AND FLOOD WAYS OF ARTICLE XV OF CHAP TER 153 OF TITLE XV OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES; AMEND ING CHAPTER 153 OF TITLE XV. OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO AMEND SECTION 38. PERMITS REQUIRED OF PART I OF ARTI CLE IV. PERMITS AND APPROV ALS TO ADD AN ADMINISTRATIVE PERMIT; TO AMEND SECTION 65. VARIANCES TO ESTABLISH CRI TIERIA FOR CONSIDERATION OF A VARIANCE WITHIN THE FLOOD PLAIN; TO AMEND SECTION 69. ACTION ON APPEALS AND VARI ANCES TO DIRECT APPEALS OF FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT See LEGALS, 6A


6A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 4-Wheel Alignment$5995 Keystone District Office 352-473-4917 afford it. At first, the funds went to pay for the long-term care plan itself, and later helped out with health, home and living incidentals after the policy was put into play. The fund was used on several occasions when we paid for rehabilitation services after a hospital stay. After a while, the account was used to pay for additional home nursing care hours when one of the local care tenders needed a day or two off. We siblings had occasional powwows, either in person, by phone or e-mails. Everyone shared in the decision-making, especially our mother. It is important to state that Moms input was always valuable, and we tried to follow her directives whenever possible. But her directives were not inviolable; she sometimes wanted what we knew was not good for her, or something we care tenders were simply not willing to concede. Its equally important to say that, unless someone is clearly doing damage or is negligent, each care tender should be allowed to develop their own style. Offer suggestions and share techniques, sure, but let the other person take the reins when it is their shift. If one caretender needs to change his or her ways, the group should approach the individual, not another individual. Cut the offending care tender out of the schedule if necessary, but avoid long-term sniping. The out-of-town siblings periodic visits kept them informed on what decisions had already been made, and what decisions would likely need to be made in the immediate and distant future. Their visits showed why we made the choices we did, but they also brought new ideas and energy to the daily regimen when we locals began to flag. We usually accepted their suggestions gladly. When in-home eldercare becomes needed, be prepared to call on old family friends to relieve you every once in a while if they have an hour or two, and are willing to spend time with your parent. Offer to pay, if you can, whether or not they accept it. The one thing all the pamphlets tell elder care tenders is: if someone you trust offers to help in some way, accept their offer. If you dont maintain your own health and sanity, the parent you are caring for is in even worse shape. Encourage more participation for your own sake, not less. Keep a list of legitimate small and large ways others can help, even if its going shopping for you or sitting in the room to keep watch while an elderly parent sleeps. ELDERContinued from 5A campaign. Additional contributions came from his wife Loretta Wright ($100), McRae resident Mattie Spahn ($250), McRae firefighter Chip Ware ($49) and retired firefighter Scott Baltes ($30). Bullock loaned her campaign $1,000. She also collected a $1,000 contribution from the Clay Education Political Action Committee and $500 each from fellow school board member Carol Studdard and Clay County Republican Executive Committee Treasurer Steve Boccieri. No one has filed to run against WRIGHTContinued from 1A Bullock. The Clay Education PAC also contributed $1,000 to school board member Janice Kerekes and $500 to Florida House District 31 candidate Belita B Grassel. Grassel, a former teacher union leader, is part of a six-way Republican primary in a district that covers eastern Lake County and a portion of northern Orange County. Keystone Heights resident and State Rep. Charles E. Van Zant reported a $500 contribution from Abbott Laboratories Inc. in November. The District 19 House member has no opposition and has collected over $49,000 in contributions in 2013. he would like to improve is recognition and awards for local science fair participants. He said improving recognition and awards would help overcome the initial resistance many students have toward science projects. Hartman, who is also the boys golf coach at KHHS, said schools should strive to recognize academic achievement the same way they reward athletic success. I dont want to take anything away from sports at all because its a wonderful process, he said. But these kids that are willing to go the distance, to use their mental powers to produce a product-I would love to see them recognized in the same way the sports people are.FAIRContinued from 1A PERMITS TO CIRCUIT COURT ; TO AMEND THE LIST OF APPEN DICES IN CHAPTER 153 TO IN CLUDE APPENDIX V.; TO ADOPT APPENDIX V. FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS OF CHAPTER 153 OF TITLE XV. OF THE CODE OF ORDINANC ES TO WIT: ADOPTING FLOOD HAZARD MAPS, DESIGNATING A FLOODPLAIN ADMINISTRATOR, ADOPTING PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPMENT IN FLOOD HAZARD AREAS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances and at the public hearing to consider the re quest for Use by Exception. The Planning & Zoning Board, will act as the Local Planning Agency on these matters. As a recommending body to the Keystone Heights City Council, the recommendations of the Planning & Zoning Board will be forwarded to the City Council for its consideration prior to final action on these items in March, 2014. Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made to any matter considered at such hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceeding for such purpose. He or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the tes timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Flor ida Statutes, a person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or at any subsequent meeting to which the Board has continued its delibera tions is advised that such person will need a record of all proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of all proceedings is made, which must include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to participate in this matter should contact the City of Keystone Heights City Manager by mail at Post Office Box 420, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656, or by telephone at number (352) 473-4807, no later than five (5) days prior to the hearing or proceed ing for which this notice has been given. 1/2 1tchg-LRMLEGALSContinued from 5A


Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED STUDENTS!! www.butc.eduBRADFORD-UNION TECHNICAL CENTER Spring Class Schedule 2014609 N. Orange St. Starke, FL 32091 (904) 966-6764 Christy Reddish Director David Harrtis Adult Ed Coordinator Visit to schedule Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* CLOSED MON & TUES SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 Starts Friday Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri, 7:10, 9:00 Sat, 5:00, 7:10, 9:00 Sun, 5:00, 7:10 Wed Thurs, 7:30EXPENDABLESStarts Friday R Tyler Perry inFri, 7:00, 9:05 Sat, 4:55, 7,00, 9:05 Sun, 4:55, 7:00 Wed Thurs, 7:15 PG-13Crystal Santos in Work on the steeple of First Baptist Church of Starke stood out against a clear, blue sky on Dec. 30. Sprucing up for a new year Family trip a winner depending on whose side youre on BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Jimbo Fisher vs. Gus Malzahn. Chief Osceola vs. Aubie. The Chop vs. War Eagle. Rowe vs. Rowe. When the Florida State Seminoles square off against the Auburn Tigers for the BCS Championship on Monday, Jan. 6, Jonathan and Shannon Rowe of Keystone Heightsand of the Bradford County business Rowe Enterprises Inc.will be in the stands at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., with their son, Andrew. Jonathan and Shannon will be wearing the orange and blue of Auburn, while Andrew will be wearing FSUs garnet and gold. It sounds like a house divided, but Andrew grew up an Auburn fan. Its just that hes a student at FSU. Shannon asked her son, What have you been telling everybody about the game? He answered, I cant lose. As an FSU student, though, Andrew is pulling for the Seminoles. However, if FSU wins, dont expect him to rub it in. Jonathan, a 1994 graduate of Auburns College of Engineering, reminded his son, I paid for the tickets. Shannon did not go to Auburn, but became a fan because of Jonathan. She admitted, however, that she does own some FSU items because of Andrew. She even has a cup Andrew gave her for her birthday that features the logos of both schools. As Shannon noted, the two schools dont normally play each other, so its fine for me to like both teams. Shannon Rowe has a little fun with her son, Andrew, who will be rooting for FSU at the BCS Championship game, while his mother and father, Jonathan, will be Jan. 3 to attend the Jan. 6 game. Make no mistake, though. Shannon is pulling for Auburn on Jan. 6. When asked if she was going to buy any game-related souvenirs, she said she wouldnt be coming home with much if Auburn lost. Shannon said the family wouldnt normally make such a trip as this, but the chance to see Auburn and FSU play each other in the last-ever BCS Championship game was too good to pass up. Its a lot of money for a football game, Shannon said, but with Andrew going to school (at FSU) and us playing each other, we went ahead and did it. The family was able to purchase tickets from an FSU booster, which, of course, means Jonathan and Shannon will be surrounded by FSU fans. Were not complaining because were very happy to have tickets, Shannon said. They were able to purchase their tickets at cost, which helped tremendously when considering the price of flights to California. Shannon said airfare was approximately $700 per person when the family first began looking at prices and when they were still unsure if they were going to get tickets. (The person they bought the tickets from wasnt sure how many hed actually get because of the high demand.) When the family did get their tickets, airfare had risen to approximately $1,000 per person. We would not be going if we had to pay more than face value for (game) tickets because flights were so expensive, Jonathan said. (Face value of a game ticket is in excess of $300.) The family will be joined by a friend of Jonathans who also went to Auburn. She works for a hotel, Shannon said of Jonathans friend. Were getting her employee rate, so that made it a little easier as well. Too bad we dont have a friend who works for the airline. While in California, Jonathan said hed like to take in some well-known sites you see featured on television, such as Venice Beach, and added hed like to eat somewhere in Chinatown. The family is flying to California on Friday, Jan. 3, and returning early Tuesday, Jan. 7, so theyll have some time to enjoy some activities outside of the game. Were renting a car, so I think all day Saturday and all day Sunday were going sightseeing, Shannon said. I think Monday, our plans just to get up and head to the game and tailgate. It became apparent as the season went on that FSU was a serious contender for a BCS Championship spot. Andrew said the game for him that started him See BCS, 8B


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Maternal grandparents are David and Donna Tew of Starke. Paternal grandparents are Gloria Harrell of Starke and Harry and Jo Ann Hatcher of Starke. Maternal great grandparents are Homer and Jesse Tew of Starke. Paternal great grandmother is Betty Harrell of Moultrie, Ga. Birth: Anniston Grace Hatcher Air Force Airman Joshua J. Lee graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airman Joshua J. Lee The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Lee is the son of Shirely and Frank Lee of Keystone Heights. He is a 2011 graduate of Keystone Heights High School. Mizell graduates from basic training Airman Joshua R. Mizell Air Force Airman Joshua R. Mizell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Mizell is the son of Faith Mizell of Jacksonville, and nephew of Kristine Tice of Lake Butler. He is a 2012 graduate of Union County High School, Lake Butler. Dear Editor: To my friends colleagues and acquaintances. Im Jack Sapp, a lifelong resident of Union County. My wife, Carolyn our daughter and grand children were all educated in Union County. Ive been a registered voter since I was eighteen. I served 37 + years with the Florida Dept of Corrections and retired as Warden. I would like to ask each of you to join me in recommending Brad Whitehead to fill the position of Sheriff, succeeding his late father Jerry Whitehead. Brad has been preparing for the position for many years and had planned to run for the office upon his fathers retirement.. However, the Dear Editor: In communities where churches decorate most street comers, one would imagine the occupants to be peace loving and joyful, I mean, despite denominational differences, most members of religious institutions have surrendered their lives lo be ambassadors for Christ recreating the love, grace, and mercy he demonstrated while on earth. How we, as Christians, treat others is a reflection of Christ. As the new year begins, take a moment to evaluate the past years ambassadorship. Did we, as Christians, reflect Christs love and mercy or did we use Christianity as an excuse to reflect our own beliefs? Did the language of the holidays offend you? A few of my students work in businesses where they were instructed to wish people Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. Many commented how angry customers lectured them on the holiness of Christmas. These poor workers deserve better. Many of them are struggling students, single parents, or the working elderly. If Jesus had a meltdown every time he was verbally insulted, Christians might be justified exhibiting similar behavior. But he didnt. The more insults he suffered, the more love he offered. As ambassadors, showing the love of Christ, the whole point of Christmas, should be our gift to others. And I often say Happy Holidays because there are two holidays, not one, celebrated within a week of one another. How did Christian ambassadorship work in political arenas this past year? Was being associated with a political party more important than loving others, no matter their beliefs? Its interesting, especially being part of the educational system, how many Christian parents teach their children respect for others, and yet, due to their political affiliation, this respect is often selective. Romans 13:12 states, Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God (NLT). However, conversations around town and many entries posted on social media not only demonstrate disrespect to authority but also mock the teachings of the Bible. Jesus wasnt a member of a political party. He loved and cared for all people, so hopefully our children will see through our inconsistencies and choose to represent Christ, not man. They, too, will one be ambassadors for their beliefs. Ambassadorship doesnt involve judging others (Matthew 7:1-5), We should be ecstatic we have one less responsibility in our job description. Yet, we judge. And, in our judgment, we delegate people to hell when we have no authority to do so, especially since Christ paid for everyones sins with his life, if we make people believe they go to hell for their sins, weve proclaimed Christs death a hoax, a traitorous action, When we judge others for any reason, our actions proclaim we are God, not his representatives. And when we attack nonbelievers for not behaving or believing appropriately, we shouldnt be surprised theyre not interested in learning more about Christ, A New Years resolution for Christians to represent Christ Help support Brad Whitehead for UC sheriff Who do people see? for who he is and not for who we think he is a wonderful concept, especially for those people who have never met him. If people saw the Christ represented in the Bible when they met us, they might want to know more about him. Unfortunately, according to only 8% of those making resolutions stick to them. In this new year, who will people see when they meet you? Kathleen Conner Combass untimely death of his father has left the position to be filled by appointment, by Governor Rick Scott. I have watched Brad over the years, earning his certifications and working in law enforcement as an investigator with the State Fire Marshals Office, investigator with Inspector Generals Office Department of Corrections, Deputy Sheriff Union County and Administrator (Assistant Warden) Department of Corrections. No doubt Brads well qualified to hold the Office of Sheriff, Union County. Please join me in contacting Governor Rick Scott and recommend he appoint Brad Whitehead to the position of Sheriff of Union County. Log onto: or find the address and Phone #. Thank you, and please continue to keep the Whitehead family in your prayers. Jack Sapp Lake Butler Letters A half-gallon of milk was 39 cents, while 2 pounds of Red Delicious apples could be purchased for 29 cents. If you wanted to make some burgers, 5 pounds of ground beef could be had for $1.98. Those were some of the prices touted in a Winn-Dixie ad in the Jan. 2, 1964, edition of the Bradford County Telegraph. That issue also featured an ad for the Florida Theatre, which proclaimed, Come at your own risk, in regard to the movie Blood Feast, touted as the bloodiest, goriest picture you have ever seen! The ad assured viewers that a special nurse would be on duty, along with an ambulance and two attendants. Were not sure how people reacted to the movie in question, but what we do know is that the following were some of the stories that made up that issue. Just as we presented a look at the Christmas week issue of the Telegraph from 50 years ago, heres what took place 50 years ago leading up to New Years Day: Bradford sales and income up According to detailed economic reports for the 12-month period ending June 30, 1963, Bradford County made solid gains in retail sales and per capital income to share in the business surge prevalent in most of the country. The report, showing that wages went up for most working people, and spending rose proportionately, has just been released by the Standard Rate and Data Service. The volume of business chalked up by retail merchants in Bradford County reached $13,495,000 during the 12-month period, topping the previous years $12,258,000, according to the report. The gain, amounting to 9.9 percent, compares favorably with that in the U.S. as a whole, which was 5.9 percent. In Florida, the overall increase was 7.4 percent. Locally, as well as nationally, the advance was along a broad front, with most lines of business benefiting from the increase in consumer spending. New cars accounted for a large part of the total retail volume. Sales of appliances, including such major hard goods as refrigerators, washers and dryers, were considerably higher. Much of the upward push took place in the second half of the year, when public confidence in the economy was fully restored. It showed itself in a general loosening of the purse strings, which had been held in some restraint ever since the stock market debacle of 1962. The report shows that Bradford County residents had a net spendable income in the year, after paying their taxes, of $15,622,000. In fiscal 1962, it was $14,256,000. It amounted to $4,463 in disposable income, on the average, per local household. The economic indicators point to a continuation of good business in 1964, even though the unemployment problem in some areas is still unabated. Optimism concerning the years prospects is more general than it has been since 1960. The biggest factor is the consuming public, which has more money to spend than ever before. Divorce rate in Bradford higher than U.S. average The divorce rate in Bradford County is not an enviable one. Although it has not reached the size that it has in some parts of the country, it is, nevertheless, higher than the average. As a result of families splitting up locally, there are now 505 men and women in the county who are listed as divorced or separated. Of the total, 252 are divorced, and 253 are separated. The figures are based on a survey recently made by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare and on data gathered by the Department of Commerce. They show that in Bradford County, 60 local residents out of every 1,000 over the age of 14 are either divorced or separated. That is a higher ratio than is reported for most of the United States, the average being 43 per 1,000. In Florida, it is 58 per 1,000. Growing attention is being paid to the divorce situation Stories the new year brought in 1964... See 1964, 4B


Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B CRIME DOESNT PAYB UT WE DO!REWARDS UP TO $3,000 CRIME DOESNT PAYB UT WE DO!P AID FOR BY THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE CRIME STOPPERS TRUST FUNDREWARDS UP TO $3,000R EMAIN ANONYMOUSC ALL TOLL FREE S TOPPE RSSubmit a TIP ON-LINE a t: www.F t Crime t Teavon Lee Williams, 23, of High Springs was arrested Dec. 25 by Union deputies and charged with disorderly conduct after refusing to stop creating a disturbance at Third Avenue in Lake Butler. According to the arrest report, a deputy was called to the area in reference to a disturbance at a home. The deputy observed Williams standing at the front door of the home, yelling loudly at the occupants about them owing him $5. The deputy told Williams to lower his voice as he was causing a disturbance to the neighbors. Williams refused to stop yelling, and instead began rapping a song about the occupants owing him $5. After Williams refused numerous orders by the deputy to leave the home and to stop singing and yelling, he was arrested and transported to the Union jail and charged with disorderly conductdisturbing the peace. Rapping about money owed leads to arrest Lemuel Leander Cooper, 26, and Afernee Antonio Hayes, 19, both of Melrose, were arrested Dec. 29 by Bradford deputies after a chase that started at Club LA on C.R. 225 east of Lawtey ended on U.S. 301 several miles south of Lawtey. According to the arrest report, a Bradford deputy came upon a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road at the club. When the deputy activated his lights to get the vehicle to pull over, it sped off on C.R. 225 toward Lawtey, crossing U.S. 301 and then turning south on C.R. 200A. The vehicle then got back on U.S. 301 south of Lawtey, twice crossing over into the northbound lane while still going south. The vehicle then slowed down, and the driver, later identified as Cooper, jumped out and ran across the highway to the area of Northwest 198 th Street. Hayes was detained in the vehicle, while several deputies went after Cooper, getting him to surrender after threatening to bring in a K-9 tracking dog. Drugs were found in the vehicle and on the suspects at the jail. Cooper was arrested and charged with reckless driving, driving while license suspended or revoked, resisting an officer, possession of cocaine and trafficking in cocaine. Hayes was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, trafficking of cocaine, smuggling contraband into the jail and for resisting an officer. No bail was set for either suspect. 2 arrested for after chase Arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Larry Lee Brooks, 20, of Starke was arrested Dec. 27 by Bradford deputies for battery and for aggravated battery. According to the arrest report, Brooks attacked his own grandparents physically, choking both at some point and throwing a brick at his grandfather, hitting him in the arm. Brooks also used a hammer to put holes in the victims walls and to crush his own cell phone. When the grandparents tried to leave the residence, Brooks got in the car with them and made them take him to Baker County. Later in the day, after the victims went to the sheriffs office to file a report, Brooks was located at McDonalds in Starke and arrested. His bail was set at $30,000. Jermaine Andro Brown, 20, of Tampa was arrested Dec. 27 by Bradford deputies for larceny, fraud by illegal use of credit cards and fraud by impersonation. Jack Edward Brown, 23, of Starke was arrested Dec. 24 by Bradford deputies for battery and for resisting an officer. John F. Burns, 41, of Starke was arrested Dec. 26 by Starke police for withholding child support. Alfredo Chavarria, 21, of Starke was arrested Dec. 29 by Starke police for driving without a valid drivers license. Jonathan Christopher Culverson, 21, of Starke was arrested Dec. 29 by Starke police for aggravated battery. John Joseph Danella, 25, of Starke was arrested Dec. 23 by Starke police for cruelty toward a child. According to the arrest report, Danella is accused of abusing his 5-year-old stepson physically, choking him at one point and throwing him against a wall during the same incident. The child had other bruisings that Danella said could have come from spankings he gave the child, or from the child himself hitting his head against the wall or his bedpost on his own. The investigation was initiated after DCF received a report of possible child abuse at the home. Danellas bail was set at $5,000. Anthony Lee Hodges, 34, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 29 by Bradford deputies for two charges of battery, probation violation and contempt of court. According to the arrest report, Hodges started attacking his mother and another female victim after asking them for a cigarette. He was choking his mother when she broke free and attempted to push Hodges out of the door to lock it. Before she could get the door locked, he grabbed the other victim and pulled her outside, causing her to fall on the ground. He then kicked the victim on the ground in the back of the head before his mother pulled his shirt over his head, allowing the other victim to run in the house, lock the door and call 911. Hodges was already on probation for aggravated battery and had a permanent injunction against him by the second victim. No bond was set after the arrest. Shon Allen Lanier, 36, of Hawthorne was arrested Dec. 27 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Derek John Levine, 27, of Starke was arrested Dec. 28 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for larceny-grand theft of more than $200 and less than $5,000. The case originated from the Starke Police Department. Bond was at $5,000. Jerry L. Lewis, 33, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 28 by Bradford deputies for withholding child support. Clay Ryan Manning, 41, of Starke was arrested Dec. 27 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Shawn Aymara Martin, 41, of Starke was arrested Dec. 25 by Starke police for trespassing at a Kangaroo store in Starke. Kyle Gregory Ploe, 21, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 23 by Bradford deputies for possession of drugs. Kenneth Alton Pye, 29, of Starke was arrested Dec. 28 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Terrance Orlanda Reed, 22, of Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 29 by Starke police for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. According to the arrest report, Reed was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over by the officer due to a taillight being out. William Thomas Riesenbeck, 40, of Middleburg was arrested Dec. 23 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Eric Wallace Searcy, 22, of Starke was arrested Dec. 26 by Bradford deputies for three charges of failure to appear. Phillip Steven Searcy, 23, of Jacksonville was arrested Dec. 27 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Roger Sherman Welsh, 36, of Starke was arrested Dec. 23 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Brandon Scott Wynne, 32, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 25 by Bradford deputies for assault, disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer. According to the arrest report, deputies were called about a disturbance on 36 th Avenue just north of the Starke city limits near U.S. 301. Wynne was walking around banging on someones door, then attempting to pull a vehicle out of a ditch. He was also harassing others in the area before deputies arrived. When questioned by the deputies, he became combative, threatened to harm the deputies and became limp when handcuffed, so the deputies had to carry him to the patrol car. In the back of the car, Wynne became more combative, shaking the car with his body, yelling more threats and working his hands to the front of his body. The deputies removed him from the car and applied shackles to his hands and feet. Keystone/Melrose Michelle Brannen, 33, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 28 by Clay deputies for retail theft. Jeanelle Dunn, 50, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 26 by Clay deputies for a probation violation. Brittany Gordon, 24, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 28 by Clay deputies for retail theft. Christina Hall, 35, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 26 by Clay deputies for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Fermine Layman, 54, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 29 by Clay deputies for a probation violation. Marvin Minton, 35, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 28 by Clay deputies for retail theft. Tyler Mosley, 25, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 28 by Clay deputies for contempt of court. Hector Apolo Ramos, 23, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 26 by Putnam deputies for contempt of court. Union Andy Holderfield, 17, of Brooker was arrested Dec. 25 by Union deputies for failure to appear for a felony offense. Christopher Dewayne Alex ander, 41, of Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 25 by Union depu ties for driving under the influ ence, reckless driving, posses sion of marijuana and possession of narcotic equipment. Accord ing to the arrest report, Alexan der was observed cutting do nuts and spinning his tires in the yard of a home located near West Side Park in Lake Butler by a deputy. Several times Alex ander stopped, exited the vehicle and yelled at the deputy, before finally taking off at a high rate of speed toward the roadway. Alex ander then ran several stop signs, did another donut at the intersec tion of C.R. 231 and C.R. 238, and tried to go back to the same yard when the deputy was able to cut him off with his patrol car. Alexander exited his car, smell ing strongly of alcohol and be ing verbally combative with the deputy. He was handcuffed and arrested, and a search of his ve hicle turned up marijuana and drug paraphernalia.


4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 904-368-0687 ph 904-368-0689 f axMARGARE T ANDERSON 101 1 N. Temple Ave. Starke. FL (US 301 North)Family Law & Will Preparation30 years experience Margaret will continue to serve clients in Alachua County as well as Bradford & Union counties Does your business have a story to tell? A product or service to sell?The Bradford County Telegraph Advertising Department can provide you with the in depth coverage you desire...Call 904-964-6305or email us atDarlene Douglassdarlene@bctelegraph.comor Kevin Millerkmiller@bctelegraph.comAdvertorial Advertising Works! BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Some of the debris from a Nov. 22, 1952, plane crash that claimed the life of Starkes Robert A. Owen has just recently been uncovered as part of an ongoing recovery process that was initially hampered by foul weather and avalanche conditions in Alaska. Its a little closure, said Owens nephew, who is also named Robert Owen. I can remember my mom and some of them saying, I just dont know if he was in that plane or not when it went down. He definitely was listed as the radio operator on the manifest. Robert A. Owen, who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Owen, was in the Army and preparing for a return to Korea. He was on board a Douglas C-124 Globemastera plane often referred to as Old Shaky that crashed into Mount Gannett on a flight from McChord Air Force Base in Washington State. According to information posted on the Korean War Educator website, the plane was minutes away from landing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. They crashed into the top of the mountainprobably about 60 feet short of the top, the younger Robert Owen said. They were just that close to getting over it. The crash, which killed all 52 members on board the plane, was apparently the result of bad weather. Douglas Beckstead, the historian of the 673 rd Air Base Wing at Joint Base ElmendorfRichardson, reviewed copies of the official incident reports, according to a June 28, 2012, Stars and Stripes story that was posted on the Korean War Educator website. Beckstead said the plane was flying blind, having to rely upon the altimeter, a stopwatch and a radio signal to navigate its way to its destination. because of the effect that it has on the lives of so many adults and, more especially, on their children. In the past year, there were more than 400,000 divorces in the U.S. They have markedly changed the lives of 800,000 men and women and of their nearly 500,000 children. While the number of divorces keeps going up in line with the expansion of our population, there has been no increase in the rate itself. Actually, the divorce rate per 1,000 people has been dropping since 1946, when the all-time high of 610,000 divorces was recorded. This avalanche was attributed to the marital difficulties connected with hasty wartime marriages and with the long separations that ensued. Many of the people who found that their marriages were not made in heaven, and who were subsequently divorced, have remarried, the figures show. According to the governments figures, for every person in the U.S. who has been divorced and who has not remarried, there are 2.5 others, once divorced, who have remarried. 10 4-H clubs to be organized by assistant Bradford Countys new assistant county agent, Bobby Lee Taylor, is in the process of forming 10 4-H clubs early in the new year. We plan to have clubs in Lawtey, Brooker, Hampton and Starke, Taylor said, and each club will hold meetings twice a month. Taylor was employed by the county commission recently to assist County Agent G.T. Huggins, with emphasis on developing a strong 4-H program in the county. Bradford Countians are reading more Bradford Countians are reading more, according to the monthly report for November by the Santa Fe Regional Library. The figures show a circulation of 2,001 books during last November as compared with 1,597 during the same month last year. During the first 11 months of 1963, the library circulated 3,920 books as compared with 3,240 in the same period of 1962. Despite saying never again, Norman not through with berries Six years ago, Harold Norman said that he was through with strawberriesthat hed never plant another crop. Today, hes back in the business, bigger than ever, with 25.5 acres of Florida 90s no mean crop by anybodys standards. During the peak of the forthcoming season, he will employ 60 or more hands to harvest his crop, with a payroll running in the neighborhood of $3,500 per week. His berries will be flown to New York and other eastern markets by plane, 1964 Continued from 2B assuring maximum freshness and quality on arrival. For one who was through with berries just six years ago, this sounds like a pretty big operation, but in his discouragement at that time, Harold was voicing the sentiments of Bradford growers in general who, since about 1953, had been beat by declining fields on their plantings of the old Missionary strain, mulched with grass and plagued by sting nematodes. Mr. Norman attributes the strawberry comeback almost entirely to three factors, chief of which is the new black, plastic mulching. The last year I used grass, mulching it was murder, Norman said. We just couldnt get a yield. In addition to plastic mulch, other factors contributing to the revitalized industry are: the improved new variety, Florida 90, which has replaced the old Missionary berry; soil testing, with lime applications to correct pH factor; and soil fumigation to kill sting nematodes. The story of the comeback is recalled by County Agent G.T. Huggins, who says: When I first came to Bradford County in 1953, I didnt know a strawberry plant from a guava. Berry plants were withering away and not yielding as they should. Farmers were discouraged and baffled. Huggins started in to educate himself regarding strawberries and sought help from the agricultural extension service and the Florida Experiment Station at the University of Florida. Dr. Donald Coe, then extension plant pathologist, made a trip here and diagnosed the trouble as sting nematodes. This was determined by taking plants to the laboratory in Gainesville for screening. This process revealed as many 500 nematodes infesting the roots and a handful of surrounding soil on a single plant. In 1954, test plots were established in Bradford County to determine the effect of fumigating and liming the soil. Comparative results showed this to be the answer to the strawberry problem as far as soil conditioning was concerned. In a comparison of treated and untreated rows, it was found that, at bearing time, plants in the untreated rows were just half the size of those that had been treated. Thanks to these efforts, Bradford County strawberry growers are back in the business. Production per acre has tripled and, in some cases, quadrupled or even more. Before the improvement program got underway, the average yield per acre was around 250 12-pint flats. Now, yields of 800 flats per acre are common; 1,000 flats per acre are not unusual; and last year, Norman hit a phenomenal high of over 1,500 flats per acre on part of his planting. Gas station ban appears dead Starkes proposed ordinance to restrict construction of new gasoline stations in the city appeared this week to have died aborning. Council Chairman Ruby B. Johns said the proposal as vigorously opposed by just about everybody who owns property along highways through the town. She said at least 25 people had either called her on the phone or appeared in person to protest the proposed measure. George Pierce of the firm Thomas and Pierce, city attorneys, said he had made no move to draw up the ordinance as instructed by the council at its meeting of Dec. 17. Pierce said that due to property owned by a member of the firm, there would be a conflict of interest with the new ordinance. He said if the council insisted that the ordinance be drawn up, other counsel would have to be employed. The councils initial action was taken when a delegation appeared at its Dec. 17 meeting, presenting a petition signed by 17 service station operators, asking for a ban on the construction of new service stations in the city within 450 yards of any existing station, church, hospital or place of public gathering. In line with the request, council instructed attorney Pierce to draw up an ordinance, patterned after ordinances said to be used by other towns in the area, and the council proposed to meet the following day, Dec. 18, to ratify the measure. Mrs. Johns said yesterday, however, that the special meeting was not held and that nothing further had been done due to the storm of protest aroused by the measure. We decided it needed a lot more study, she said. A.J. Thomas of Thomas and Pierce said that when the proposed ordinance became known, at least 15 owners of property along U.S. 301 registered strong objections. Thomas concurred with the protest, saying, Were not going to lock up progress around here. He went on to term the proposal discriminatory and unconstitutional. By that line of reasoning, he said it could be service stations today, drug stores tomorrow and any other business that was selected as a target. He went on to explain that the proposed action was a matter of rezoning, which would have to be handled in the customary way, with public hearings as outlined by laws governing such proposals. Chief spokesman for the petitioning group was John A. Torode, who said that Starkes 30-odd service stations are already more than are needed here. He said there is hardly a station in town that hasnt laid off one or two attendants in recent weeks, and that two stations have been forced to close. The ordinance, as requested, would have granted a 90-day period of grace during which anyone desiring to could construct a new station. House-hunting couple left stranded as passenger takes car The only disruption of the holiday spirit sufficiently serious for the Bradford County Sheriffs Department to issue a warrant was an automobile stolen from a Jacksonville couple on a house-hunting expedition near Hampton last Thursday. Mrs. Mildred Ayers, owner of the 1949 Chevrolet sedan, and her husband were inside a house they expected to rent when another passenger, Joe Simmons, 35, of Jacksonville, drove off in the car, leaving the couple stranded. Simmons drove the stolen car to St. Augustine, according to Deputy Sheriff Robert Green, taking with him a fourth passenger, Wilbur F. Daniels, also of Jacksonville. The Ayers couple, Simmons and Daniels all have addresses on Sheridan Street in Jacksonville. In St. Augustine, Simmons sold the car for $50 to Robert Alexander, a trustie prisoner and mechanic in the St. Johns County stockade. Both Simmons and Daniels then made their way to Jacksonville, where they were arrested by Duval authorities after being identified by the Ayers. Simmons has been charged on a warrant issued in Bradford County with larceny of an automobile and is being held in the Duval County Jail until he can be brought to Starke. Daniels has not been charged as yet and has been released from custody. The automobile has also been recovered, Deputy Green said. Mrs. Norman and sister-in-law Sandra Norman grade According to the Korean War Educator website, a Northwest Orient Airlines pilot deciphered a scratchy radio signal from the plane: As long as we have to land, we might as well land here. The plane, which was apparently experiencing a malfunction of some kind, plowed full speed into Mount Gannett. Lt. Thomas Sullivan and Civil Air Patrol Lt. Terris Moore spotted the planes tail section sticking out of the snow six days after the crash, according to the June 28, 2012, Stars and Stripes story, which also included the observation that the crash triggered an avalanche and that the debris was scattered across approximately 2 acres and covered by 8 feet of fresh snow. An Anchorage Daily News story reported that a recovery crew set out on Nov. 29, 1952. Because of weather conditions, the crew had to establish a base camp at 5,500 feet, which was 8 miles from where the tail section was located by Sullivan and Moore. Crew members suffered frostbite and had to dig each other out of the snow as the sides of their tents collapsed, causing members to be trapped in their sleeping bags by the accumulating snow. The crew reached the tail section on Dec. 9, but further recovery was called off because of blizzard conditions. When Alaska National Guardsmen, who were aboard a Blackhawk helicopter, spotted the wreckage in June 2012, it was located more than 12 miles from the original crash site, trapped within a glacier that has swallowed up and revealed debris over time. The scattered wreckage has apparently been slowly moving with the glacier for 60 years, Army Capt. Jamie Dobson was quoted as saying in the June 28, 2012, Stars and Stripes story. A July 10, 2013, Reuters story written by Yereth Rosen quotes forensic anthropologist Gregory See CRASH, 6B An ad for Winn-Dixie shows some of the prices in 1964. Robert A. Owen was killed in a plane crash in Alaska prior to a return to Korea in 1952. His nephew, named Robert Owen, said he heard his Owen described as a happy, go-lucky kind of fellow who liked to play tricks and do things like that.


Phillip Brantley Sr. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Phillip Phil Loren Brantley Sr., age 65, of Keystone Heights passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 in Gainesville. Mr. Brantley was born in Sulphur, Okla. Dec. 9, 1948 to the late Alf and Minnie (Carmack) Brantley. Prior to his retirement, he worked on automobiles doing paint and body work. After moving to Keystone Heights 14 years ago from West Palm Beach, Phil and his wife Betty opened the Brantleys Clearance store. He also enjoyed fishing and Bar-B-Quing. Mr. Brantley is survived by: his wife of 46 years, Betty (Haslim); and their children, Vickie Brantley of Keystone Heights, Mickie Brantley and Phillip L. Brantley Jr. both of West Palm Beach; along with one sister and one brother. Also left behind are his precious grandchildren, Summer Scraggs, Bryan Scraggs and Jesse Donahue; and one great-grandchild, Rhylee Haire. There are no services scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 340 E. Walker Dr. Keystone Heights, Fl 32656. 352-473-3176. PAID OBITUARY Reverend Fred Clem Reverend Fred Clem KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Reverend Fred Marshall Clem, age 85, of Keystone Heights, went to Heaven to be with his Savior and wife on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at Select Specialty Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was born in Columbus, Indiana on Sept. 12, 1928 to the late Clarence Clem and Bonnie Parr Clem. Fred met the love of his life, Dorothy Mae Nash Clem, and married her on July 12, 1951. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and upon completion of his military service, dedicated his life to the ministry and retired after many years of dedicated service as a Minister. Fred was a resident of Keystone Heights for the past 14 years and a longtime member and former pastor of the Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed being a minister, fishing, cooking, and most of all spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by: his loving wife of nearly 63 years, Dorothy Mae Nash Clem; his parents; his brother, Bill Clem; and his sisters, Millie Trissler, Joellen Salkeld, and Peggy Wilkerson. Fred is survived by: his loving children, Marsha Diane Komarnicki of Keystone Heights, Deborah (John) Stottele of Lincoln Park, Mich., Rebecca Clem of Lincoln Park, Mich., and Christine Bogle of Jacksonville Beach; his ten grandchildren; and his five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Church of the Nazarene in Starke with Rev. Mike Meek, Dr. Orville Jenkins, and Rev. Deborah Stottele officiating. Interment will be held at Keystone Heights Cemetery at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends, Friday, Jan. 3, from 48:00 pm at Archie Tanner Funeral Services. The arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke. Visit to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Donald Denton KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Rev. Donald Allen Denton, 73, of Keystone Heights died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville with family at his side after an extended illness. Denton was a retired Methodist minister of 46 years. He also retired as Bradford County Jail Administrator. Prior to working at the jail, he worked for the Bradford Sheriffs Office for 16 years, and also served in the U.S. Navy in his younger years. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Joey Denton. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Dot Denton of Keystone Heights, daughters Tammy Denton and Tracie (Shawn) Brown, both of Keystone Heights, and son Todd Denton of Starke, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 30 at Keystone United Methodist Church with Dr. Craig Moore and Dr. Tom Farmer officiating. Arrangements are under Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B Jo es Tires 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) 964-(8473) d Obituaries d the care of Moring Funeral Home, Melrose. Jan DeWitt KEYSTONE HEIGHTSJan Clarice Tomlin DeWitt, 82, of Keystone Heights died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at Shands Starke. She was born on Nov. 9, 1931 in Statesboro, Ga. to the late Thomas Mitchel and Kathleen (Rushing) Tomlin. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Masters Degree in Education and taught for over 30 years in Duval County public schools. She was a member of Fresh Start Fellowship Church in Keystone Heights. Preceding her in death was her husband of 51 years, Charles William DeWitt; and her daughter, Debra L. Macomber. She is survived by: sons, Charles William (Sherri) DeWitt, Jr. of St. Augustine, John R. DeWitt of Keystone Heights; sisters, Kathleen Moore of Statesboro, Ga., Lynn Neville of Register, Ga., and Patricia Browne of Louisville, Ga.; and three grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at Fresh Start Fellowship Church on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at 11:00 am with Pastor Steve Conner officiating. Interment will be in Jacksonville National Cemetery on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 10:00 am. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Laure Harris STARKE Laure Pauline Green Harris, 82, of Starke died at her home Dec. 27, 2013 with her family by her side. She was born Nov. 29, 1931 to the late Robert Green and Rose Green. She lived most of her life in Starke and Brooker and she was a member of the Sampson City Church of God. She is preceded in death by her husband James Harris. She is survived by: her daughter, Marie Addison; sons, Jimmy Harris, Michael (Brandy) Harris, brothers, Tommy Drawdy, and Harry (Shirley) Drawdy, daughters, Jessie (Tony) Geiger, nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services were held Dec. 30, at the Sampson City Church of God. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements 386-496-2008. Tina Kerschner GRAHAMTina Marie Kerschner, age 54, of Graham, passed away, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Tina was born June 18, 1959 to the late Albert and Marie (Farr) Morris in Gainesville. She was employed by the Bradford County School System as a food service manager for 36 years. During those 36 years, she touched many lives of the children and loved them all dearly. As her hobbies, she enjoyed reading, she loved to cook and spend time with her family. Tina is survived by: her husband of 26 years, Raymond Kerschner; a son, Charles (Molly) Kerschner of Bryceville; two sisters, Lucinda (Kevin) Nichols and Shana (David) Bridges; as well as a brother-in-law, Matt Martin. Graveside funeral services will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 in Santa Fe Cemetery with Reverend Mike Moore officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday morning from 10:00 am until Noon at Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 620 Nona St. Starke, FL 32091. PAID OBITUARY Lewis Millan Jr. JACKSONVILLELewis M. Millan Jr., 93, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Dec. 21, 2013 at Acosta-Rua Hospice facility in Jacksonville. He was the former owner/ manager of several branches of Dixie Cleaners. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II as a Gunners Mate First Class on the U.S.S. Wasp. He was a member of Edgewood Avenue Christian Church. Mr. Millan is survived by: his wife of 41 years, Shirley Love Millan; two daughters, Linda Lawson of Gulf Shores, Ala. and Cynthia (Robert) Holder of Starke. He had one granddaughter, Michelle (Mark) Keels of Middleburg. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home located at 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jax. FL 32205. Services and interment were held on Dec 27 at Riverside Memorial Park, Roy Gaskins officiating. PAID OBITUARY Michael Nettles STARKEMichael Mike Edward Nettles, 54, of Starke, died at his home on Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013. He will always be remembered as a master carpenter. His served in the Air Force 90th Field Missile Maintenance Squadron. He was a 1976 graduate of Bradford High School. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Herman and Rebecca Nettles; and step brother Edwin Ray (Ann) Nettles, all of Starke. He is survived by: his wife of 23 years, Lynne Smith Nettles; and daughter, Rebecca Lynne Nettles; two step sons, Dustin and Joshua Smith; his siblings, Donald Lee (Peggy Sue) Nettles, Joann (John) Minshew and Johnny Glenn (Tommie Sue) Nettles, all of Starke; and five grandchildren. A memorial was held Dec. 30, at the Sampson City Church of God. John Shuford Jr. STARKEMr. John Sidney Sid Shuford Jr. age 94, of Starke passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 at Windsor Manor. Mr. Shuford was born on April 24, 1919 in Charlotte County, Va. to the late John Sidney and Mary R. (Ramsieur) Shuford. Prior to retirement he was the owner/ operator of Shuford Standard Oil in Starke, and served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War ll. He was a long time member of First Baptist Church, was a Mason, a member of the Starke Shriners Club, and an Elk. Survivors are: his wife of 63 years, Lillian June (Hall) Shuford of Starke; daughter, Debbie (Jesse) Myers of Starke; son, Jim Shuford of Sarasota; brother, George Shuford of Lawtey. He is also survived by grandchildren, John Myers of Jacksonville, Kary Lewis of Atlanta, and Brian Shuford of Tampa; and one great grandchild. Services were held in the Dewitt C. Jones Chapel of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home on Dec. 31. Interment followed in Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home, 904-9646200. On-line condolences may be left at PAID OBITUARY Christine Stanley LAKE BUTLERChristine Alien Stanley, 69 of Lake Butler died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at the Orange Park Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Stanley was born in Manchester, England and lived most of her life in Bonifay before moving to Lake Butler 14 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, T,C. and Alice Haslam Alien. She is survived by: her husband, Fred Van Stanley of Lake Butler; daughters, Usa Stanley of Denver, Colo.; Melissa (John) Johns of Lake Butler; son, Marvin Stanley of Lake Butler; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 29, in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler with Pastor Jason Johns officiating. Burial followed at Dekle Cemetery of Lake Butler. Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler was in charge of arrangements. Lilla Walker LAWTEYLilla Walker, 75, of Lawtey died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at North Florida Regional Medical Center Gainesville. She was born in Sparr on Nov. 1, 1938. She was a chef for the Holiday Inn Restaurant. She was of the Methodist faith. She is survived by: sisters, Lillie Jefferson and Dolly Bright both of Miami; and brothers, Lattimore Williams Jr. of Lawtey and Lorenzo Williams of Orlando. Funeral services will be held on Saturday 11:00 a.m., Jan. 4, 2014 at Mt. Zion AME Church in Lawtey with Rev. Conetta Carter, Eulogist. Interment will be held in Peetsville Cemetery in Lawtey. Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc. Viewing will be held on Friday, Jan. 3 at the Carl D. Haile Memorial Chapel. Family hour 2-3:00 p.m. and friends 3-7:00 p.m. The Cortege will form at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lattimore Williams at 10:30 a.m. Viewing also held 1 hour prior to service at the church on Saturday. Janet Messer and her sister, Janice, will present a program on Colonial Witches at the Monday, Jan. 6, meeting of the Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Visitors are welcome to attend the meeting, which starts at 10:30 a.m. at IHOP in Starke. Any woman 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence between April 19, 1775, and Nov. 26, 1783, is eligible for DAR membership. Contact Konnie Beauregard for more information at 352-4751865. Daughters of the American Revolution to meet Jan. 6 Prospective students must pass a series of tests at the BradfordUnion Technical Center in order to receive the 2014 day practical nursing application. All entrance tests must be taken at the technical center and passed by April 10, 2014. Tech. Center nursing applicants must pass tests The application deadline is May 2. Applicants and alternates will be selected using a 100-point scoring criteria and notified by May 12. Selected students start class in August. Classes are held Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Students are expected to have transportation to and from clinical sites. Clinicals may be held at any or all of the following sites (other sites may be added as deemed appropriate): Bradford County Health Department, Bradford Terrace Nursing Home, Lake Butler Hospital, Northeast Florida State Hospital (Macclenny), Shands Regional Medical Center, various local physicians and Windsor Manor Nursing Home. Visit to download complete details about the LPN Program. EXTRA CASH! Could you use some now that the holidays are over? We specialize in helping people sell through our Classifieds! YARD SALES AUTOS BOATS CLOTHES APPLIANCES... The list goes on..Call Mary Today at 904-964-6305


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Owners & Operators Kathy Rensberger & Leisha Boyd Any avid hunter would enjoy the movie Jeremiah Johnson, and any avid hunter who has seen the movie would never forget the shrill call of a red tail hawk or the haunting bugle of an elk as they echoed off the mountain peaks and through the valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Dwayne Hardee has heard the call of a red tail hawk and the bugle of an elk, and he has heard them from Maybell, Colo. Not only has he heard elk; he has hunted and bagged them. As a matter of fact, he brought home one bull and one cow from this years hunting trip. That surely is a major accomplishment for any serious hunter. They are big, awesome animals, Hardee said. Actually, many bulls will weigh over 500 pounds, and though rarelysome of the larger Roosevelt subspecies have gone over 1,000 pounds. Additionally, they have huge and impressive racks. Fins, Fur & Tails in Colorado Dwayne Hardee with the bull elk he bagged this year in Colorado. Hardee indicated that hunters vary in their techniques for elk. Sometimes, they will use a stand near areas the elk frequent. Likewise, some people prefer to hunt and walk. Apparently, some areas are covered well with trees, but Hardee specified that you can also see into next week in other areas. He personally moved around a little and used natural blinds. When asked about his personal equipment, he indicated that he did not use anything special. You do have a lot less cover compared to Florida, and your gun has to be able to reach out well. He personally used a 7mm Magnum, and he did not use any cover scent. When asked if he had ever seen the movie Jeremiah Johnson, Hardee answered, About a thousand times. River Quinn displays a really nice crappie caught in Santa Fe Lake. Hardee added he would not mind living in Colorado if it wasnt for the blistering cold and the unbelievable amount of snow. Outdoors outlook Regarding local freshwater fishing, the mercury has barely touched the freezing temperature on the thermometer this year, the migratory birds are late and the crappie spawn is late as well. Plenty of crappie are being caught, with Newnans, Lochloosa, Cresent and Rodman lakes starring in the performance. Jeff Fitts, who lives in Keystone Heights and fishes professionally and guides on some central Florida lakes, has been successful, bringing home more than his share of crappie this year, but admits that they have not crowded the shoreline or near shoreline cover for their typical December spawn. Fitts indicates, however, that they have congregated into their cool-weather schools, and if you can locate them, they are easily caught. He suggests that the bite is better when the barometric pressure is stable or rising. T.C. Lloyd, who also fishes and guides pan fishermen on central Florida lakes, believes that there has just not been enough cool water to trigger the spawning cycle and looks for the bedding cycle to come to fruition in January. Lloyd also has experienced no difficulty in locating the specks in their winter schools. The crappie might not be in the maiden cane or the lily pads in Santa Fe Lake, but they are schooling. River Quinn can attest to that. The speck he is holding in the attached photo appears to be one of the larger ones produced in the area this year. Joey Tyson of Bald Eagle Bait and Tackle reiterates that some nice crappies are coming out of Santa Fe and the Camp Blanding lakes. Regarding inshore saltwater fishing on the west coast, all the reports seem to be good on speckled trout. Both Captain Randy Harris and Gary Simpson are full of success stories throughout the Big Bend area. Regarding inshore saltwater fishing on the east coast, the reports are more diversified. Whiting still appear to be prolific along the beaches, and trout and reds are still caught in the lower St Johns and the Intracoastal. The best reports seem to surround the sheepshead catches around the docks, pilings and jetties on the east coast. Many of the striped fish are quite large, and the catch is prolific. Tight lines, safe hunting and a happy New Years. Outdoors calendar Jan. 12, second phase of Floridas dove season ends; Jan. 15, deer season ends in south Georgia; Jan. 19, antlered deer season ends in Floridas Zone C. If you have a story, idea or photo to share, please contact Mickey Agner via email at mka@ or by phone at 904-964-1488. Photos may also be submitted in person at the Bradford County Telegraph, Union County Times or Lake Region Monitor. Berg as saying, As the glacier melts and the glacier moves, more material comes up to the surface. No one aboard the plane has been positively identified by recovered remains, but the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command expected such results to soon be forthcoming, according to a July 8, 2013, Anchorage Daily News story written by Lisa Demer. The news story reported that collected remains are labeled by location, kept in a morgue cooler and shipped to a laboratory in Oahu, Hawaii, where an attempt to match the remains with relatives DNA is made. Right now, Im waiting on anybody to contact me to see if they want to get samples to try to compare DNA, Owen told the Telegraph-Times-Monitor. Owen said if his uncles remains are recovered and identified, and later buried, he would like to at least make one trip to the burial site. For now, though, its just wait and see. The main thing is that there is some certainty in regard to what happened to his uncle. Owen said he thought some of the Telegraph-Times-Monitor readers would like to be informed. CRASH Continued from 4B I know there are a few people here in town who probably still remember him, he said. If you would like to watch a video about the crash and the recent recovery efforts, please go to and enter Colony Glacier wreckage in the search bar. You can find several stories about the crash and recovery efforts online by performing a search for Globemaster crash Alaska. The Bradford County Extension Office will be offering a series of six classes on edible landscapes from January through March at the Bradford County Public Library and the Bradford Senior Center. The schedule of classes, which are 10-11 a.m. at the library and 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the senior center, and their topics are as follows: Fruit in the North Florida Landscape, Jan. 6 at the library and Jan. 9 at the senior center; Pruning and Planting Woody Fruit Trees, Jan. 22 at the library and Jan. 23 at the senior center; Vegetable Gardenign Year Round, Feb. 3 at the library and Feb. 13 at the senior center; Organic Vegetable Gardening, Feb. 17 at the library and Feb. 27 at the senior center; Insect Management in the Garden, March 3 at the library and March 13 at the senior center; and Vegetable Disease Management, March 17 at the library and March 27 at the senior center. Classes are free. To reserve your seat, please call the library at 904-368-3911 or the senior center at 904-3683955. BC Extension to offer edible landscapes classes


Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B 49 Mobile Homes for Sale KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Big roll in ceramic handi cap shower, plus bath # 2 doublewide, fully fenced yard, # 3 gates. Florida room. $39,600, trade in your old single wide for down payment. 352-473-5745. MOBILE HOME FOR SALE BY OWNER, 2 acres Fenced/Landscaped, 3/2 new renovated, Porch, polebarn, small barn, aboveground pool. 45K Call 904-694-6259. 50 For Rent 3 B/D 2 B/A Double Wide nice lot eat in kitchen formal dining room large living room New Kitchen cabinets, vinyl, paint and carpet under renova tion Service dogs only available 1 Jan 2014. $800.00/ mo $600.00/ deposit Call 904-6623735 if no answer please leave a message. 3BR/2BA. Custom wood cabinets, CH/A. electric hardwood and ceramic tile floors, back porch with dry pantry, private fenced yard, rap around porch, all electric. City wa ter and sewer. $850/mo. $500 sec. deposit, pets considered with $250 non refundable deposit. 408 W Lafayette St. Starke. 352-258-5993 or 352478-8236. WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bedroom MH, clean, close to pris on. Call 352-468-1323. NICE MOBILE HOMES in Lake Butler & Starke 2 & 3 BR single wides, fenced. 2BR/2BA. lake front. Deposit required. Call 678-438-6828. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT starting at $525 per month. Hidden Oaks, Lake Butler. Call 386496-8111. PERMANENT ROOMS for rent at the Magnolia Hotel. Both refrigerator and microwave. Special rates, by the month. Call 904-964-4303 for more information. LAKE BUTLER APART MENTS, Accepting ap plications for HC and nonHC. 1,2,3, & 4 BR.Equal housing opportunity. 1005 SW 6th St. Lake Butler, 32054. TDD/TTY 711. Call 386-496-3141. STARKE across from Coun try Club. Immediate occu pancy, 3BR/1BA. house, complete renovated. New carpet, vinyl, cabinets, ap pliances, on 1/2 acre, in cludes lawn care. 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LARGE 1BR/1BA, house $525 per month, HWY. 301 N., two miles south of Lawtey, FPL, $25-$85 per month, fenced yard, 1st & last. 904-234-6481. I will exchange rent for a Travel Trailer. 3BR-2BA Doublewide MH. Stove, refrigerator, large screened-back-porch, storage in yard. $595/ mo $500 deposit. 105 Campbell Lane, Melrose. 352-226-9220 or 352475-5533. 2BR-1BA House at 2844 SE CR 21B, Melrose. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer hook up, large screened-porch overlooking Lake Santa Fe $695/mo $600 deposit 352-226-9220 or 352475-5533. 14x70 2BR/2BA on Pri vate land, on US. 301 Hampton Fl. Just fully remodeled. Prefer 55 and older. service animals only. $500/mo. 1st, last. Call 904-966-3212, if in terested. 54 Produce PECANS. Buy, Sell, or Crack. Mon-Sat. 12:006:00. Closed Sunday. 904-964-4399. 2 miles East of Starke. Hwy. 16. 57 For Sale BANANA TREES. Plants are approx. 3 ft tall. $10 each or 3 for $25. Located in Starke. Call 904-7960781. REMODELING? Almost new, 7 piece Honey Oak Kitchen Cabinets, includes glass front car ousel corner & 32. all are solid wood uppers. To see call 352-519-2400 or 352-226-6461. Great deal for $385. FOR SALE, due to illness, all good condition. Gal lon grader. 1995 Fer guson roller. 1989 Ford 350 Dually diesel truck. 1996 Hallmark 8x16.5 ft. enclosed trailer. Equip ment trailer. Table saw, Wurlitzer-Melville-Clark spinet piano, Hammond spinet organ L-133 has LES LER speakers. Call 386-496-0683. 58 Child/Adult Home Care NEED OF LIVE-IN SIT TER for two children. Four days/nights a week. Please call 904-614-6632 if interested. 59 Personal Services CLARK FOUNDATION RE PAIRS, INC. Correction of termite & water-dam aged wood & sills. Level ing & raising Houses/ Bldgs. Pier Replacement & alignment. We do all types of tractor work, excavation and small demolition jobs. Free Es timates: Danny (Buddy) Clark, 904-545-5241. 65 Helped Wanted PROPERTY PRESERVA TION COMPANY look ing to hire immediately. 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8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 GET READY FOR 2014GET READY FOR 2014 Calendars Desk Pads Date Calendars Special Tax Forms Bankers Boxes Year End SuppliesCall For Special Orders Special Price on File CabinetsTHE OFFICE SHOP110 W. Call Street Starke, FL 904-964-5764 Fax 904-964-6905 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer If this seasons BCS Championship is anything like the last one Shane Reddish went to, then the Florida State Seminoles will be celebrating their third national title. Shane and his wife, Audrey, will be attending this years game in Pasadena. It will be the first BCS Championship game Audrey has ever been to, but not the first for Shane. He attended the 2000 game that was played in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. FSU defeated Virginia Tech 46-29. Now, 14 years later, the Seminoles are once again on college footballs biggest stage. Shane said hes surprised it took so long for the school to be back in that position. Thats kind of why were going, Shane said. We dont know how long its going to be until we get back there. Shane noted the similarities between this years FSU team and the one that won that won the schools last national championship. Like that team, this years team is undefeated and has a Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback. (Chris Weinke, who quarterbacked the 1999 team, actually won his Heisman Trophy the season following the national championship.) Sounds like a couple of good reasons for Shane to feel good about this teams chances. Hopefully, I can make it two for two, he said. Shane grew up an FSU fan. (His father, Mike, is an FSU graduate.) His wife became a fan after they started dating. I was a Gator fan, Audrey said, laughing. Everybody knows. I was a diehard Gator fan. She had no problem making the switch, though Shane said, She didnt have a choice. The Starke couple went to this years ACC Championship in Charlotte, N.C. FSU won yet another game in convincing fashion, defeating Duke 45-7. It was the 10 th game in 13 the Seminoles had won by at least 30 points. Once we won the game, we got home and put in our request to see if we could get (BCS Championship) tickets, Audrey said. Shane said they were hoping they could get four so they could take their children, but they received just two. Our sons not happy, Audrey said. Hes 13, and hes mad. He thinks he should be going. Audrey and Shane will actually be staying in Las Vegas, flying out of Florida on Friday, Jan. 3. Shane said it was more inexpensive that flying into and staying in Californiaeven after a price increase. The week before the ACC title game, we looked at the prices, Shane said. I shouldve booked it then, but I didnt know if we could get (game) tickets. The week after, the price doubled. Theyve got some kind of big convention going on in Las Vegas, but we still got very, very good rates. Audrey said the plan is to drive to Pasadena on the day of the game, though Shane said that could change. We might leave Sunday night and take in some sights Monday, he said. The Seminoles were talked about as possible national-title contenders going into the season. Shane said he felt good about his teams chances of getting to the BCS Championship after a 63-0 win over Maryland. It was pretty much downhill after that, he said, especially with Florida and how things were with them with all the injuries and everything. One of the catalysts for FSUs success has been the play of freshman quarterback Jameis Winston. Shane said he has been very impressed with the quarterbacks poise all season and believes Winston will continue to shine. I feel very comfortable going in there on that big stage, Shane said. (Winston) wants the spotlight. I think hell perform well. Thats going to make the rest of the team comfortable. Jan. 6 will be a special day for Winston in more ways than one. Its his birthday that day, Audrey said. He turns 20 on the day he plays. A win would make a great birthday present, and Shane thinks Winston will get it. He thinks the game will start out close, but believes that in the end, FSUs defense will outperform Auburns. I think the second halfs going to be our half, Shane said. Thats when were going to put it away, I believe. In fact, Shanes already envisioned how the game will start. He said FSU will punt the first time it has the ball. Both teams will then trade a couple of scores before Auburn punts twice, with FSU scoring following each change of possession. Audrey looked at her husband in amazement and asked, Youve just got it all figured out, dont you? Shane said he has heard a lot of talk in the area about the strength of the SEC, but that doesnt concern him. He mentioned how FSU managed to score 37 points against a Florida team that had one of the countrys better defenses. Plus, when he looks at Auburns defense, he sees a unit that gave up 42 points to Missouri in the SEC Championship game. The fact that Auburn has run the ball so well this year is a bit of a concern, Shane said, noting that Boston College running back Andre Williams averaged 5 yards per carry and gained 154 yards on the FSU defense. Boston College never reached the end zone, though, on a running play. Our first-string defense has not allowed a rushing touchdown all season, Shane said. That speaks volumes right there Shane is predicting a final score of 42-21 in favor of FSU. Audrey said she thought it was going to be closer, but after giving it some thought, she, too, predicted a double-digit FSU win by the score of 34-18. No matter what happens, Shane said he and his wife will be bringing back some souvenirs from this last-ever BCS game for themselves and others. Regardless of the outcome, weve got to buy some authentic gear out there for a couple of people, Shane said. Ive got a list of stuff Ive got to bring back. thinking about Pasadena was the Oct. 19 road game against Clemson, whom FSU defeated 51-14. When we hit Clemson pretty hard, that was kind of my first time (thinking about the national championship), Andrew said. This was supposed to be a pretty close game, and we shelled them. Andrew became even more confident of his teams chances after a 41-14 win over Miami on Nov. 14. I had a good feeling we were going, Andrew said. As long as we beat Miamithat was pretty much the one. After that, it was kind of downhill. As the Seminoles kept steamrolling opponentsthey won 13 games by an average margin of 42 pointsAuburn was slowly building momentum after a 35-21 loss to LSU in the fourth week of the season. The Tigers were coming off of a 3-9 season in which they failed to win one SEC game in 2012, so they werent talked about as a possible national championship contender. If you follow football at all, then you surely know of the game-winning plays the Tigers had against Georgia and Alabama in the latter stages of the season. A 73-yard reception off of a tipped pass on a fourthand-18 play with 25 seconds left resulted in a 43-38 win over Georgia, while a 100-yard return (109 unofficially) of a missed field goal on the last play of the game resulted in a 34-28 win over Alabama. Its pretty amazing the year we had to get there, Jonathan said. (FSU) pretty much rolled through the whole year. As you saw, we had some really close stuff along the way. Thats not just the last two (regular-season games). We started slow and struggled, and, of course, lost to LSU. Auburn defeated Missouri 59-42 to win the SEC championship. Tiger fans then had to hope for a Michigan St. win over Ohio St. in the Big 10 Championship game. An Ohio St. victory most likely wouldve put the Buckeyes in the national championship game against FSU. Michigan St. won 34-24. That was a very tense night, Shannon said. First, we won our game. Then we had to wait another four hours to find out how Ohio St. was going to do. For Jonathan, the Alabama game was the highlight of the season. The return of the missed field goal is obviously the play everyone talks about, but Jonathan said he liked his teams chances even if that play had not been made. If that kick goes wide another 3 yards, we still win in overtime, I think, he said. Though the Alabama game was a highlight for her as well, Shannon said what she has really enjoyed this season is watching the game as called by Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn. I dont know a lot about football, but I know enough to know Gus does some crazy stuff Ive never seen before, Shannon said. That is so fun for me to watch. Andrew chimed in and said, She likes the double reverses, flea flickers and all the trick plays. Though hes been cheering the Seminoles on this season, Andrew said he still kept up with how the Auburn Tigers were doing. He even wore an Auburn shirt on campus after the Tigers win over Alabama. I still care about them, he said. I still watch the games. Shannon said Andrew really wanted the Seminoles to play Alabama in the BCS Championship game, setting FSU up for the chance to defeat a team that won three of the last four national championships. Andrews happy with the way things played out in the end, though, saying the Seminoles have a worthy opponent. I really didnt want to play Ohio St. I knew they were not the caliber of team the hype had been portraying, he said. FSU is favored to beat Auburn, but Jonathan and Shannon feel their team is capable of winning. Shannon said she thinks the Tigers have an advantage of playing in the SEC, which she thinks is a stronger conference than the ACC. You could assume the SEC team will win, she said, but these teams are so different. We havent played anybody like FSU; FSU hasnt played anybody like Auburn. Jonathan said he thinks a key is for the Tigers to get to FSU quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. I think we stand a really good chance if we can get penetration and get to Winston, Jonathan said. Nobodys had their hands on him this year, but hes a freshman. If you can put your hands on him a couple of times, you can definitely get in his head, I think. Andrew doesnt buy into that theory because of the speed of wide receivers Rashad Greene and Kenny Shaw. They can get down the field in a hurry, Andrew said. Even if you get pressure on Winston, I think he can scramble and handle his own. Andrew did say hes with his mother on the belief the SEC is a better conference than the ACC. So, how will it all end? Jonathan said he can see a lowscoring affair, but believes itll be more along the lines of 49-45 in favor of Auburn. I dont think that score is finalized until the last two minutes of the game, Jonathan said. If the game is close late, Shannon said she believes in her teams chances, just like one of Auburns most famous football players. Bo Jackson says were a fourth-quarter team, Shannon said, with Jonathan adding, Thats right, and Bo knows. Andrew, of course, believes the Seminoles will win, though he can see a lot of points being put up because of Winston and Auburn running back Tre Mason. I think its going to be a really good game, Andrew said. BCS Continued from 1B Audrey and Shane Reddish are looking forward to celebrating an FSU national title in person when they attend the Jan. 6 BCS Championship in Pasadena, Calif. Shane attended last national championshipa 46-29 win over Virginia Tech in 2000 in New Orleans.