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The first issue of this ongoing weekly appeared on July 26, 1879 under the title Florida Telegraph. It was published by William Wyatt Moore, a native Floridian and a staunch Democrat. Moore had previously worked for a paper in Tallahassee and had also published newspapers in Jacksonville, Lake City, Cedar Key, and Pensacola. After appearing for a short time as the Weekly Florida Telegraph and reverting back to the Florida Telegraph, the paper’s name was changed to the Starke Telegraph. In 1887, Moore sold a half-interest in the newspaper to I.C. Webb, who became sole owner within a few months and changed its name to the Bradford County Telegraph. In 1893, Eugene S. Matthews, who had previously worked for newspapers in Gainesville and Ocala, purchased the Bradford County Telegraph with Ben J. Farmer, who sold his interest to Matthews five years later. Matthews published the Bradford County Telegraph for the next forty years. He was also elected to the state legislature in 1904, 1907, 1911 and 1923. His son, Eugene L. Matthews, a graduate of Columbia University’s School of Journalism, took over the publication in 1933, matching his father’s record of forty years as publisher. The Bradford County Telegraph continues to the present.
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Vol. 9, no. 41 (Apr. 13, 1888)-
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Publishers: Mathews & Farmer, <1893-1897>; E.S. Mathews, <1900-1926>.

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USPS 062-700 Two Sections Starke, Florida

Thursday, July 30, 2009

130th Year 1st Issue 50 CENTS

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Congressman Cliff Stearns
is sponsoring home ownership
workshops in the area for those
who want to buy a first home or
who are struggling to hold on to
the home they liie in.
"We continue to face a severe
economic crisis.-so I am offering
these workshops to help people
sta\ in their homes or to buy a
first home." Stearns said. "These
* workshops are free and open
to anyone. If you are having
trouble with )our mortgage.
facing foreclosure, or interested
in buying a home, please plan to
-Thi.s is not a seminar Dut real
help from local professionals-
one-on-one, personal counseling-
for homeowners and first-time
homebuyers. There % ill be credit
counselors, lenders, realtors,
housing, specialists, and other
experts to assist you.
For those facing mortgage
problems or foreclosure,
there will be mortgage crisis
counseling. 'consumer credit
counseling foreclosure
prevention counseling and
informationonCommunity Block
Development Grant funding .
For those buying a first
home. there will be information
on federal housing authority
- lending on-site prequalifying
and counseling for first-time
homebu ers.
The Gainesville workshop
will take place Thursday. July
30. from 4-8 p.m. at Santa Fe
College Building R-01.
If possible. ,isit
gov/stearns/ online to print and
complete documents prior to the
workshop. including a creditor
-list and personal expense report.
rhis %%ill help expedite the
information gathering process
so that you have more time to
discuss your needs one-on-one
with the professionals.

Child safety
event at
sheriff's office
The Bradford Count\ Sheriff's
Office is proud to sponsor
National Night Out on Tuesda),
Aug. 4. from 5:30-7:30 p.m in
the sheriff's office lobbh'.
National Night Out promotes
child and neighborhood safety.
There will he deputies available
to answer question-. il you
are interested in starting a
'hei-ghborjtod watch. Deput\
Sherri Man-n-will be present' to
fit children for their free bicycle
You may also-. purchase a
car seat through the Safe Kids
program for $45. or $20 unless
currently on WIC or Medicaid
(please bring proof of eligibility
with sou).
Light refreshments will be

is Aug. 20
New student orientation and
schedule pickup for all students
,at Bradford Middle School has
been scheduled for Thursday,
Aug. 20. at 6:60 p.m. For more
information, please call (904)

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Citizens speak out to save rec programs

Telegraph Editor

Members of the public pled "%ith the
Starke City Commission last week to
spare recreation programs from budget
SThey went further, too, insisting
that the commission follow through on
its plan to advertise for bids on a new
multipurpose recreation building for
Edwards Road.
EstherKelly talked about a con\ mention
on black-on-black crime at which the
attorney) general said eterN community
needed to do as much as it can to keep
kids off of the streets.
"If you don't juvenile justice will be

running oter and even the chief of DOC
said the prison system ,non't be able to
hold them." she said
Starke's recreation program is the
main thing keeping kids out of harms
way, and to hear of possible cots in
recreation is hurtful, she said.
"Right here in Bradford County, right
where I lise, drugs are sold openly on
the streets,"'Kelly said. "These kids are
exposed to e% eri thing and anything."
Kids hase nowhere else to go and
nothing else to do, said Kelly.
Brerida Thornton said the recreation
department provides a sense of
community for the city. Denise
Hendricks said the programs offered
provide more than recreational

opportunities. She said her son has
brought up his FCAT scores with the
tutoring he's received, and asked that
those programs be kept open.
Kathy Griffin said the recreation
department employees take pride in
their jobsani'cTre abofit the kids Her-
kids get excited about going to the
recreation programs they participate in
and she could not afford to send them
"I know we're in a crisis time right
now, but the kids come first," Griffin
said. "'Those kids. need that recreation

See REC page 12A

Crash was


Driver charged with
attempted murder
A Starke man is in the
Bradford County Jail charged
with attempted felony murder
after allegedly using his truck to
ram his girlfriend's vehicle in a
fit of anger.
Rand) Barnett. 43. also faces
charges of aggravated battery.
aggravated assault with a.deadly
weapon. leaving the scene of
a vehiclee crash and mandatory
re% location of his dri% er's license.
Total bond is set at $100.000 and
he remained in jail as of press
According to the report by
Florida Highwayv Patrol Trooper
C. Lawson, Barnett had been
in olked in a length) and heated
argument with his girlfriend.
Linda Sue Griffis, 42. of Starke,
% while the two were' attending a
part\ earlier in the evening.
Barnett allegedly told
investigators that the two had
been dating for some time, but
he had become angry because he
believed she had taken checks and
cash belonging to him. Barnett
allegedly told investigators he
believed she was spending the
mone. on drugs.
Later that evening, at
approximately 2 a.m., Barnett
"as looking for Griffis and
was driving his 1988 Chevrolet
pickup westbound on SE 144"'
Street in Bradford County. Griffis
was driving a 1991 GMC pickup
on the same road when Barnett's
Chevrolet struck the GMC head-

See CRASH page 12A



nets 12

The multi-agency drug task
force,.- known as BUSTED
(Bradford,- Union. Starke
Task forceTor Eradicating Drugs)
chalked up 12 additional arrests
recently in sweeps held in both
Bradford and Union counties.
The task. force was formed
through cooperation of the
Bradford .and Union County
sheriff's offices and the Starke
Police Department.
Officers from all three law
enforcement agencies exchange
information and cooperate on
drug investigations. Each agency
has one officer that is designated
to work with the task force. but
* those designated officers can
call on other perstinnel from
each department to participate in
arrest operations,
According to Bradford County
Sheriff's-, Office Capt. Brad
Smith, the task force provides
the additional manpower that
each agency needs in conducting
arrest operations involvirfg
multiple suspects.
"That contributes to improved
officer safety," he said. "In
operations of this type. you
need extra personnel that are not
always available within your own
SPD. Chief J.eff J.ohnso,.
SJnion Sheriff Jerry Whithead
and Bradford Sheriff Gordon
Smith have each pledged the
cooperation they say will make
BUlSTI)D work. They stated
that BISTEI)'s mission will be
to maintain a constant pressure
on the drug dealers and users in
both counties.

See DRUGS page 12A

Stay informed. Get involved. Be entertained. Keen in touch. Express yourself. Know your community.

Deadline Monday 5 before publication Phone (904) 964-6305 Fax (904) 964-8628

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Starke budget a work in progress

BY MARK J. CRAWFORD the cost average residential cost
Telegraph Editor of electricity beings the total to
$140.95 for 1,OQO kWh.
Last week, Starke So far this' year, the fuel
commissioners went through the adjustment hasn't fallen below
proposed budget for next y6ar $65 per 1,000 kWh. In 2008, the
line by line with their clerk and fuel adjustment fell below $65
operations manager to see. how eight times, ranging from around
the proposed budget for next year', $45 to $76 throughout the year.
is shaping up. As the city power provider's
The 18.4 million budget is naturalgashedgingcommitments
short around $150,000 in the come to an end,'it is expected the
general fund,,-and it's -based .'city will begin to benefit from
on the current 'year's'" village. lower market prices for natural
rate-3.9528 mills-so the gas, resulting in lower fuel
commission will not be raising adjustment rates, at which point,
taxes on property to make up the the commission could opt for a
difference. lower average fuel adjustment
Instead of transferring even rate.
more money from utilities to The budget also includes 5
support the general fund, some percent increases in water and
of the fund's financial burden sewer rates to: raise additional
is being eased by transferring revenue for those departments..
employees instead. Four Revenue from interest and
recreation department employees taxes shared with, the state are,
in total are being transferred. down. It is also earning less ,on,
Two will go to public works, the resale of its excess natural
where their cost will be absorbed gas supply now that prices have
by the utility department. The dropped. ,
other two will go to the street Police Chief )effJohnson also
department, which is supported addressed expected reduction
by transportation funding. in fine and forfeiture revenue,
They will continue to work for saying that hi? reduced, force
recreation, but additional.duties in (down three officers plus
"their respective departments will, another hospitalized) spends
justify paying these employees its time answering calls, so
out of different sources and' traffic enforcement has taken a
reduce the cost of recreation in back seat. Even though citation
the general fund. penalties have gone up, the,
* The board is still transferring city isn't receiving any of that
almost. $20,000 more to the additional revenue, he added.
general fund from utilities .next :.Fine. and .forfeiture revenue
year,$914,000.Another$125,000 is slated at $30,000 pext year,
transfer. from utilities is going to down from $80,000 this year and
the street department, up from $120,000 the last year.
$43,000 this year. No overall' employee raise
Although capital purchases has been builLinto the proposed
had been removed from.electric, budget, although that will change
the commission added back the a little if the commission and
purchase of a forklift and chipper, firefighters sign. a new contract
for a-total of $60,000.' Money thpt contains salary adjustments.
may also be added back for tewer There is little change in most
infrastructure improvements, budget line items, however
perhaps $25,000. insurance costs are expected to be
The city is considering raising up citywide, including the police
its average fuel adjustment department where retirement
rate from $55 to $65 per 1,000 costs are also up. Lower return
kilowatt hours. On months with on investment have left the
this amount exceeds the actual system underfunded, so now the
cost of fuel, the excess revenue city is having to pay more into it
raised is supposed to go into as it has for retirement in other
the rate stabilization fund. departments.
,That fund is then used to help: The cost of law enforcement is
stabilize customer bills and keep: up in the proposed budget form
them from going up when the $1.49 to $1.6 million, although
fuel costs exceed $65,: per 1,000 certain econothies have been
kilowatt hours. taken. Money typically budgeted
Adding the fuel adjustment to for car purchases has been

left out of the budget. Instead,
Johnson said he would look to
a grant funds to purchase cars,
including surplus vehicles from
other departments.
After overcompensating last
year for certain costs in the fire
department like retirement and.
overtime, the budget for- next
year has been adjusted down to
more realistic numbers, bringing
the department total down more
than $100,000 to $897,355.
Within that gap appears to be
more than enough to fund the,
estimated $5,000 additional cost
for next if the city and union
come to an agreement on salary
Because of the shift in
employees, recreation's budget
has been cut from $614,850 to
$395,750. A grant for $135,000
for work at the Thomas Street
facility brings the total recreation
budget to $530,750.
Lower tax revenue from, fuel
and a much' lower cash carry
forward has reduced the street
department budgets around
$25,000 to $724,500. That
includes $50,000 for street paving
improvements, bdt no funds for
equipment purchases.
Complying with a
recommendation: from city
auditors,, the budget has been
simplified by eliminating the
internal service fund, where
purchasing 'and the city garage
were once accounted for. Now
purchasing has been moved to
utilities and the garage to the
general fund.
Some possible typographical
errors in the document, 'such: as
$60,000 overtime entry in the
water department instead of
$6,000, will affect the bottom
line of the budget the commission
finally approves once those errors
have been corrected.
Certain figures have also
been left blank for how, such
as the amount of money being
carried forward into next year
to complete the sewer plant
rehabilitation project.
By comparison with the $18.41
million proposed budget for
2009-10, the- 2008-09-..budget"
amounted to almost $20.9
million, with $4.24 million of
that in the general fund and $15.7
in utilities. The proposed general
fund is around $4.16 million,
and utilities accounts for $13.5

Legion commander passes the gavel
American Legion Post 56 of Starke held its officer Installation July 14, and outgoing
Post Commander Bill
Cloud passed the gavel.
"''toj s w gi er t1o
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the Installation ceremony
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Schools facing smaller budget

BY MARK J. CRAWFORD and the budget proposed for reroofing the district( offices,
Telegraph Editor supplies, has almost doubled,to -which he said at more than 1,200"
$1.06 million, .,, square feet per employee is
The Bradford County School Capital outlay expenditures too large-for its current use.-He v
District general operating budget :from the general-fund are down wanted to see the money used at
that has been proposed for next slightly to 207,505, while other 'Southside. but that project has
year is down more than $1.4 personnel costs are up from $649, been put off for the time being.
million to $24.3 million. 211 to almost $800.000. The other major, expenditure ',
The district is not raising The fund for; public education in this fund is the $172,467 set
the tax rate to compensate for capital outlay is $831.285. The aside for fire alarm replacement.
reduced revenues, although it is primary cost 'here is a roof According to Tinsler, this money,
taking advantage of the ability to. replacement project that has been plus another $144,000 in the local
levy a quarter-mill of its total tax added. The board has more than capital improvement fund, will
rate for-critical-operating needs. $326,000 in deferred .revenue be used. to begin the very costly
The $224,757 the quarter-mill in this fund that was to be used 'replacement 6of the fire alarm
will raise has been earmarked for construction at Souths$6 le. system in the district, beginning M
for teacher and. staff "bonuses, Elementary. TIjere isn't enough with the high school.
although that offer has not been money to begin that project, but- There is still nearly
accepted as a settlement to an according to Vinance Director $280,000 set aside for building
ongoing contract dispute.. Julee Tinsler, die money must be replacement at Southside. Other
To offset the additional spent or it will be lost. .capital projects include ADA
quarter-mill levy, the millage 'Smith objected since much .
levied locally for capital of the money would 'be spent See BUDGET page 4A
improvements has been reduced
by an equal amount, a move that
was opposed by only one board '
member,David Smith. .."..... 1 abhO Coutp TOgrap
The' millage levy fo6 'critical USPS 062-700
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Overall, .district's property
tax mileage rate is tentatively union Countp Vime%
set at 7.688 mills, most of which usPs 648-200 '
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property taxes and fees, bring 125 E. Main Street Lake Butler, FL 32054
in $6.3 million. State sources lake 3aegirOn Ottllitor
account for nearly $17.4 million .
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.Much of that-$19.3 million- John M. Miller, Publisher
is dedicated to, salaries and ": ar
benefits, funding for which, is Subscription Rate in Trade Area Editors: ark Crawfor
down $2.2 million 'from the $34.00 peryear: i SportEditor: iresatonerw
current budget year. Money for $1800 six months, Advertising: Kevin Milleass
Darlene Douglass
purchased services has increased y OusileTrade Area: Tyd tting :Prod. Sylvia Whler
to $1.77 million. Also up-17 $34.00 per year* CAloaelled Adv. Virgina Daugherty
percent-is the budget for energy, $100 six months oookkeping: Kathi Bennett

he looked forward to
Joining them In supporting
Lawryand continuing the
advancement and g6als
of The American Legion.
The Legion Is a service
organization.dedrcated to
veterans and their families.
Veterans interested in
Joining may contact any
member, e-mail alvets@, or
simply stop by the post
home on Edwards Road In
Starke for coffee Monday
throughh Saturday between
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preparing plans for improvement

Telegraph Editor
A lot of plans and paths' to

big umbrella that covers both the
Continuous Improvement Model
and Positive Behavior Support.
a similar process of identifying

Building on the literacy model
provided by the Florida Reading
Initiative, students at the high
school will be exposed to an

school improvement have been behavior issues and then intensified version this year.
tossed at school districts, and intervening with instruction on Prevatt said in each course,
they are finally being brought positive behaviors that students students will spend time every
under the umbrella of a single may not be receiving elsewhere, day reading content related that
action plan. It is believed a traditional course, whether it be art, math,
According to Carol Clyatt, reactive approach to disciplinary science or history, and then they
Bradford director of school problems can often do more to will be asked to respond in some
improvement and accountability reinforce negative behaviors, way to what they've read-by
said the state is bringing a and Positive Behavior Support answering questions, writing,
number of pieces of the school is designed to correct that by etc.
improvement puzzle together. rewarding positive behavior It is believed that one of the
This year, schools have had to and teaching to correct negative reasons reading performance
.write their own action plans, and ones. drops so much at.higher grade
it's a much more detailed plan A communitywide meeting on levels is because the FCAT
in the past containing steps that. Positive Behavior Support will test begins focusing on more
will be taken to achieve progress take place Thursday, Aug. 6, at 7 expository forms of writing.
to meet state standards. p.m. at the school board offices, Teaching students how to read
One of the components of 501 W. Washington St. in Starke. and absorb the information
the action plan, for example, Certain components have presented in what they've read
is the stated differentiated of each program have been could be key to raise the number
.accountability plan for schools implemented at various schools, of students reading at grade level
that are struggling with making but the district's goal is going to at the high school.
Adequate yearly progress. AYP be to support full implementation The reading strategy, which
standards consist of targets of these improvement models at will also be used at the middle
schools are expected to meet. every school. These are research- school level, comes from
Six of the county's public based programs, Prevatt said, Marybeth LaPointe,an education
schools fall into some corrective and that's what is driving these consultant. who has worked
category of the plan based changes, with a number of high schools,
on the number of years, they Clyatt discussed school grade including Union County High,
have not made adequate yearly data with the board. Sonie which went from a D to a B this
progress. In order to move out of schools only made adequate past school year.
differentiated accountability, a yearly progress by a provision Superintendent Beth Moore is
school must make adequate yearly that overlooks failure to meet encouraging school staff to shoot
progress for two consecutive an AYP standard if significant for the stars with Aiming for an
years. Hampton Elementary falls improvement was measured in A. LaPointe is one consultant
into the Prevent I category, which the subgroup of students-say who has been brought in to help
allows forthe school to implement low-income students. build A, schools in .Bradford
interventions including focused For example,; even if a school County. Another is Paula Forsyth,
support and interventions for misses a, performance target who has extensive background
subgroups of students not such as having 40 percent of on classroom monitoring and
making AYP. While the school low-income students showing walkthroughs and can help make
implements the interventions, thd' improvement in a subject area, sure teaching methods contained
district monitors this process, the school can still meet AYP if it in the improvement plans are
Starke and Southside manages to lower the percentage being employed effectively.
Elementary and Lawtey of students who didn't meet that Student 'engagement in the
Community School fall into goal by a significant amount. learning process, team building
a more heavily monitored This flexibility is good since and leadership skills, and raising i
.category known as Correct I. those performance targets are expectation levels are among the
Here the school district directs rising again next year. other areas of focus.
the interventions that the school Bradford remains a C-level Schools ',will also be
is to implement to improve AYP district without much overall incorporating the standards
performance. improvement, although successes of the state's Next Generation
Bradford Middle School and' have been measured at different Strategic Plan, the goal of which
Bradford an schools, grade levels andTsubject-is-4tp better prepare students for ,
even more- theavilva*opnitored ara. C yat oed hl the globalli competitive workforce
category o6Iwn "as Correct &$i rnt emnst- "by akltheiem r dbtibge'and '
II. Here the district directs scoring 25 percent of students career ready. This plan includes
interventions and the state steps could affect a school's overall its own set of benchmarks for
in to help monitor progress. assessment. Strategies to identify FCAT performance, graduation
Monitoring and documenting and improve performance rates and increasing the number
performance in order to respond of this lowest quartile will of students who enroll in
to deficiencies with targeted be emphasized, as well as accelerated classes and who
action-the basic philosophy stressing reading and writing engage in virtual education.
of the state's Response to improvements.

Intervention plan-is where
everything has been headed,:
Clyatt said. Related is the required
Continuous Improvement Model,
.a plan known locally as EXCEL,
which provides a spiraling
system of instruction, assessment
and remediation or enrichment
activities based on testing data.
According to Assistant
Superintendent Lisa Prevatt,
.Response to Intervention is the

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Florida Credit Union awards scholarship
Florida Credit Union honored Kaitlin Tedder of Bradford High School with the Servin/
Ellis Scholarship. This scholarship was founded in the 1960s and has consistently
been awarded to deserving students for more than 40 years. Kaitlin has many
Impressive accomplishments, including graduating with a 4.71 GPA. She graduated
at the top of her class as valedictorian. She is pictured above (center) with Carrie
Lockhart and Chris Clore of Florida Credit Union.



miss this
While the Bradford County
Public Library Guitar Hero
2 :Tournament registration
technically ends by the time
the Bradford County Telegraph
hits the stands, registration will
extend through Thursday to teens
who refer to this write-up.
There are two categories in
which to compete: intermediate
(which alternates between
medium and hard difficulty
settings) and expert. One winner
from each .w,ill,.walk,,away,with


an Xbox-360 wireless guitar.
Most importantly, admission is
now free!
With the help from Aaron's
Rent-to-Own, the Bradford
Library is able to wrangle three
Guitar Hero stations: two for
competitors and one for free play.
Every day between 2 p.m. and 5
p.m. until next Wednesday, Aug.
5, beginning and noncompetitive
players are welcome to walk in
and play without the hassle of
As per every BCPL Gaming
Showcase, the Guitar Hero
Tournament-which is the last
video-game tournament of the
summer-promises to be loud
and brightly lit with.plenty of big
.,screens,, , , ,, ., ,, -,,, ,,., ,,

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School lunch
School lunch prices are going
up idi Bradford County in the
coming year.
lunch prices will $2.25 a day
for students in pre-K through
'i fth grade and $2.50 for students
in grade six through 12.
A la carte prices will be
evaluated and increased as
Adult meal prices will be $4
($5 for holiday meals). .
Breakfast prices are $1.15 for
students and $1.50 for adults.
The district has announced
its policy for free and reduced
price meals for .students under
the national school lunch and
breakfast programs.
Any interested person may
review a copy of the policy by
contacting porothy Rondelli,
501 W. Washington St., Starke,
FL 32091, (904) 966-6013.
Household size and income
criteria will be ysed to determine
eligibility.. These criteria can
be' found in the charts that
accompany this article. Children
from families whose income is at
or below the levels shown may be
eligible for free or reduced price
An application cannot, be
approved unless it contains
complete eligibility information.
Once .approved, meal benefits
are good for an entire year. You
need not notify the organization
of changes in income and
household, size.
Application forms are being
sent to all homes with a letter to
parents or guardians. To apply
for free or reduced price mpals,
households must complete the
application and return it to the
school. Additional copies are
available at the principal's office
in each school.
The information provided
on the application will be used
for the purpose of determining
eligibility and may be verified at
any time during the school year.
Applications may be submitted
at any time during the year.
Households that receive food
stamps or TANF (Temporary
Assistance to Needy Families)
are required to list on the
application only the child's name,
food stamp/TA'NF case number,
and signature of adult household
Foster children will receive
benefits (i.e., free, reduced-price,
or paid) based on the child's
personal income regardless of
the income of the household.
Household with children
who are considered migrants,
homeless, or runaway should
contact the district liaison, Carol
Clyatt, at (904) 966-6816. *
For the purpose of determining
household size, deployed service
members are considered a part
of the household. Families
should include the names of the
deployed service members on
their application. Report only that
portion of the deployed service
member's income made-available
to them or on their behalf to the
Additionally, a housing
allowance that is part of the
Military Housing Privatization
Initiative is not to be included as
All other households must
provide the following information
listed on the application:
Total household income
listed by gross amount received,
type of income (e.g., wages, child
support, etc.) and how often
the income is received by each
household member; '
Names of all household
Signature of an adult
household member certifying the
information provided is correct;
Social Security number of
the adult signing the application
or the word "none" for this
household member if he or she
does not have a Social Security
If a household member
becomes unemployed or if the

household size changes, the
school should be contacted.
Children of parents or guardians
who become unemployed should
also contact the school. Such
changes may make the student
eligible for reduced price or free
meals if the household income
falls at or below the levels shown
Under the provisions of the
free and reduced price meal
policy, Rondelli,. the food
service supervisor, will review
applications and determine
eligibility. If apparent or guardian
is dissatisfied with the ruling of
the official, he or she may wish

prices raised; apps for free/reduced lunch will be sent home
meal application inm\ he used h\ clear the bank prior to the end ol, .
FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES the school stein in determining school.
FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS cligibilitl 1i:r other cducational The computer sott\are used
Effective from July_1, 2009, to June 30, 2010 programs. bh school food ser\ ice at each
Free Meal Scale is 130% of Federal Poverty Level school tracks meal pa\ ments and .
Household Annual Monthly Twice Per Every Two Weekly Payment p liy deductions for meals purchased.
size Month Weeks P aym nt p.i-- y ('ash payments and check
-1 14,079 1,174 587 .. 542 271 All school meals should be numbers are recorded.
-- 1;11 ;11. ....11 .- ... .. ?'1,, .41 .. .. . . .


4 28,665
5 '33,527
6 38,389



18,941 1,579 790 729- 365
23,803 1,984 992 .......916.. 458





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1 290



8 48,113 .j 4.010 / 2,005 .1,851

Each additional
family member,

4,862 406
.Reduced Meal Scal

- 552 ......

e is 185% of Federal Poverty Level

Household Annual Monthly Twice Per Every Two Weekly
size Month Weeks _
1 20,036 1,670 835 771 386
2 26,955 2,247- 1,124 1,037 519
3 33,874 2,823 1,412 1,303 652 .
4 40,793 3,400 1,700 1,569 785
5 47,712 3,976 1,988 1,836 918
. "54,631 4,553 2,277 2,102 1,051 _
7 61,550 5,130 2,565 2,368 1,184
8 68,469 5,706 2,853 2,634 1,317
Each additional
family member, 6,919 577 289 267 134
add _____ __________

To determine annual Income:
* If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52.
* If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26.
* If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by.24.
*= If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12.
Remember* The total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues, or other deductions must be
"In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating
on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA,
Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW. Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272
(voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

to discuss the decision with
the determining official on an
informal basis.
If the parent wishes to make

a formal appeal, he or she may
make a request either orally
or in writing to Beth Moore,
superintendent of schools, (904)

Unless indicated otherwise on
the application, the information
on the free and reduced price


Homes of Merit in town. Walk to schools, 3BRP
shopping, churches & restaurants hardwo

S- ".. '.

14 acres of planted pines. 3BR/2BA,
double garage, fireplace, workshop, RV
port, pecan trees & More $215,000


Call for appointmenL $185.000

L 1-

Large living room and dining room, higt
ceilings. 8'x55' front porch, nice deck q
back. ($1,200 allowance for new appliances
'.' $99,500

Older home with updated large kitchen
dining & living area. Beautiful staircas
to upstairs. Huge garage With lots of
extras. Call for appointment.



Almost New 2008, energy efficient home
with double insulated tilt-in windows, 6"
ext wall, 30yr shingles, all'appliances..

Hardwood floors, separate laundry
room, fenced in back yard, storage
shed, carport, above ground pool.

p iU in advance. No, charges
will he allowed. Prepayment
for meals by the month. week
or year is recommended. Dail\
cash payments ma\ be accepted
during meal service at some
schools: however. students spend
less time in line if meals are paid
before lunch line begins.
It isvlht1 parent's responsibility
to provide lunch money or a bag
lunch. or to seek free or reduce
.price mgal benefits. If a child has
no money in their meal account
and he or she is a paying student.
the parent may be called to bring
money or a bag lunch to the
Cash, checks or money orders
can be used to pay for meals. If
two insufficient fund checks are
received from one household,
only cash or a money orders will:
be accepted for meal payments.
Please note that a $25 service
charge will be applied to returned
checks if not more than $50.
No .checks will be accepted
after May 14, 2010, to ensure
that all checks for school meals

At the end of the school \ear.
parents may receive a refund
of unused money from the
student's account by requesting
it. in writing. from the cafeteria
manager one week prior to the
last day of school.
.No refunds will be given after
May 24.2010.


training for
CC's Motorcycle Training is
offering free motorcycle safety
training for Florida National
Guard members. The next
classes are Saturday and Sunday,
Aug. 8-9, at the Bradford County
For more information; call
Dave Childers (904) 654-4820 or
visit www.ccmotorcycletraining.


Roman Catholic Tradiditional Latin Mass
Congregation of Saint Pius V
Mass: Every 4th Sunday of each month 9 am
Confessions Heard Prior to Mass

838 N. Temple Avenue Starke, Florida 320


2008 home'with stone firepla
entertainment center, works
cabinet space, walk-in close
tub with separate shower

Block home w/tile floors, woo
brick fireplace, sunroom, huge
horse stalls & fenced for h
$250,000 SHORT SA

Remodeled inside while floor
kitchen cabinets, new paint ii
shower, laundry room & 65 f
Sampson w/Great View. $1

Lots ofspace, in this brick-home.
Newer A/C & carpet, Privacy fenced
back yard, large shed w/concrete floor
& screened porch. $163,000

Brick home in Lawtey w/lots of extras.
Vaulted ceilings, fireplace, walk-in
cipsets, sunroom, open porch, shed and
garage. $259,000

on 1 acre wlh lacuzzi on screened in
back porch Buill in entertainment center
:2 storage buildings w/power & garage
has workshop area.

Don't See What You Want...?
Il Call Today For.More Listings!.
3/2 MH on 1.5 acres..$80,000
, 2BR/2BA MH in Graham. Shed/Tack SPACE..$169,000
S room, pole barn, carport, deck, fenced &c
crpss fenced. 3/2 1996MH ON ACRE...$57,000


FOR SALE' '''' 3/Bloc
1.37 acres SR-16 West $19,500
Lot on Call Street $30,000 3/2 Hqm
Lot in Douglas Estates.- $34,000
City Lots Several to choose from $25,000 Samps
2+ acres on Bessqnt Rd. $49,000 ., amps
Keystone Heights Lots $14,900 & $16,0006
Connerly Estates $29,900* Lake El
S' Easy access minules off US-301 Great location to build your dream
10+ acres $80,000 home. Dock &boathouse already in place. $99,999
WE HAVE MORE LOTS & ACREAGE AVAILABLE Direions: From Starke go US-301 S. thru Hampton, then right on SW CA
CALL FOR DETAILS 90th St. Keep right thru gate, go pist house, next lot on left. (Lot
CALL R D AIL between homes No signs.

(904) 964-7330

107 E. Call Street
Starke, FL


"Where You'Come First"





& dry 3BR/2BA w.ithnew electric, plumbing,
gs, new insulation, wdws, roof, everything new.
$107,500 $149,000

ce built in HAMPTON OAKS 3BR/2
hop, lots of Lots of upgrades in this home. Across
its, garden from the lake. Tile, brick fireplace, 30x40
r in MB. covered patio for entertaining, pole
barn, fenced high & dry yard. $189,500

RES Nicely landscaped lot, kitchen, dining,
d cabinets, living area with vaulted ceiling, maple
e fish pond, cabinets, large inside utility room and
horses. back porch.
ALE! $125,500.

4BR/2BA- $139,000
UAE Totally remodeled inside. Open floor
rs. custom plan with bnck Fireplace, laundry, MBR
side, tiled with tiled shower, new hot water heater,
t. on Lake granite tiled counters and new kitchen
169,000 cabinets, MAKE AN OFFERI


k Home on Sampson Lake $169,000

ie on Crosby Lake $125,000

on Lake Lot $52,000

izabeth Several Lots to choose from


Roni Noma(04 4
Ann yan 904 364614


Great remodeled 1940 home. Wood
floors, gas FP, sitting parlor, sunroom,
office area, walk in closet, 2-car garage,
pecan trees. $225,000



LGa y I







Crase celebrated as Altrusan of the Year -

Church Jews

Pictured (I-r) are Vicki Teal, Sandra Reddish, Beverly Hardy, Linda Tatum, Dana Crase,
Carole DeCelle and Cheryl Canova. Not pictured:' Ida Sue Schmitt, Jeannie Baker and
Angela Macey.

Altrusa Club of Starke
announced recently that it has
chosen Dana Crase as its 2009
Altrusan of the Year. This honor
is given annually to the member
wvho has best exemplified the
nature of being an Altrusan
and one who has gone above
and beyond in her service to
the community and to promote
Altrusa's goals and values.
It is the only award offered each
year by Altrusa that is chosen by
the membership and can only be
presented to a member one time
Juring her lifetime. Previous
recipients of this distinguished
award are Vicki Teal, Ida Sue
Schmidt, Beverly Hardy, Sandra
Reddish, Carole DeCelle.Jeannie
Baker, Angela Macey, Cheryl
Canova and Linda Tatum
"Dana is the type of person that

first year
By Paul Barnes
Social -, Security Rcini.d.
Comtiiissioner, Atlanta' '"
It's beenonlyayearsince Social
Security's Retiiement Estimator
went online, but you'd never know
it based on the praise it continues,
to receive from users. It was
rated the best online service in
government by the University of
Michigan's American Customer
Satisfaction Index for Federal
Web sites in February 2009. In
the most recent ACSI report, the
Retirement Estimator tied for
first place with Social Security's
online application.
The Retirement Estimator is
so popular, in fact, that people
have visited the Web site more
than 3 million times in the past
year. You can visit it yourself
online at www.socialsecurity.
gov/estimator ..
The online Retirement
Estimator is a convenient, secure
and quick financial planning tool
that lets workers calculate how
much they might expect to receive
in.Social Security benefits when
.they retire. The attractive feature
of this calculator is that it uses
your earnings information on
fileat Social Security: without
displaying your personal
information. So you get an
instant estimate of your future
retirement benefits. And, it's so
easy to use.


our members respect both for her
service to the community and for
her dedication to Altrusa," said
Linda Tatum, last year's Altrusan
of the Year recipient and Altrusa
Foundation, treasurer. Crase
has been a member of Altrusa
since 1997. In 2007. Crase
was elected to serve a two-year
term as a director for Altrusa
District 3's leadership team. She
was responsible for providing
leadership and assistance to
Altrusans throughout Florida,
Georgia. North Carolina and
South Carolina.
She has also held oTffices in her
local Altrusa Club as president
of the club for 2005-2007. vice
president, past president and
director for years prior to 2005.
As an inspiration to Altrusa
members, Crase has served as

committee chair to the local
Food Pantry ibr many years
and has served on other various
committees, which reflect
Altrusa's commitment to helping
the Bradford community and its
Crase is the daughter of Martha
Hayes and the late Bob Hayes.
She is married to Roger Crase
and has two children and one
grandchild. In addition to her
work with Altrusa. she has been
employed b\ Dr. Len Schlofman
in Starke for 20 years.
"As a role -model, and as a
professional. Iana has given
much to the members of Altrusa
and to our community. said
Vicki Teal. president of Altrusa.

"She is well deservi
aw ard and we are trula
count her amone our

ng of this
honored to

The Retirement F'stimator even
gives you the opportunity to run Anderson-
personalized scenarios and,"what d rson
if" situations. For example. you Talf union
can change the date you expect to
retire or change expected future in Lake Butler
earnings to create and compare The 26th Annual Anderson-
differliremenl tons. his -.iretinion will..e held at
Sri-. hl,'4.u a' you ptq .ihead. thb i'-tliti ,.Ce'minitv
.-'- =, P 'lhe Reliremeni (enier Saturday. Aug. 15. from'
Estimator. you must have enough 10 a.m,-4 p.m.DeI)scendents
Social Security credits to qualify and riendsare welcome. Please
for benefits and youI must not be bring a covered dish. 'here vill
receiving benefits currentjL. be a short business meeting prior
Experience the best online to the meal.
service in government now This reunion involhcs the
by visiting Social Security 's descendents of John James
Retirement Estimator at wwa. Anderson (124-1864) and ianerh Dougla. (1840-1924)
C Elizabeth lougla (1840-1924)
Then, once you've sketched out and their children'James Martin
your 'retirement plans. you'll conard Anderson and Julia
know where to go when the Andersola.or.
time comes to apply for benefits: '

jHappy 50th'j
IBirthday! I
IiFlIP Cpl. James Starling

Loe Pis.n EUeie


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Kingsle Il.ake Baptist Church
is offlrine free scll'-dclensc
classes on Wednesdai.s during
the month of August at 5:30)
p.m. his basis class is for \oulh
through adults and \\ill present
information to raise awareness.
No physical contact \\ill be
required. Instructor has 56 \ears
teaching e\pericnce. 1F eryone
is inm ited.

Lawtey Church of God \\ill
hold a \ard sale this Saturda\.
Aug. 1. beginning at 8 a.m.

Freedom Baptist Church \\ill
be haing \ action Bible school
Monday\ through 1-rida\. Aug.
3-7. from 9:30-11:30 a.m. for
ages 4-12 years of age. The
.theme is "(iood Ne\ s Cruise
with Paul. old's s Ser\ant." Make
your plans to attend this c\citingi
\eek. On Aug. 7. the church
will be hosting Shane and Shane
in concert at 7 p.m. Admission
is only $10. You can call the
church office at (352) 473-2778
or Pastor Josh Tadlock at (352)
262-4341 to purchase your
tickets ahead of time. Tickets
may also be purchased at the

Community Church of
Keystone Heights' will host
hack-to-school shopping for
Lake Area Ministries' clients.
Applications can he submitted
through the I.AM office. G(enthl

Aug. 11
The Bradford High School
Freshman Connection planned
for l'uesday .Aug.. I'. rom 5-7:30
p.m. is not your typical high
school orientation. Designed to'
ease the transition from middle
school to high school, the event
will help students become
acquainted with the school and
muan lacels ol' hi'-'h slihoolJile
I he evint .M li hyin whiih a
gueCs'peakcr. ind tire ill als ,
Information and signup
opportunities for clubs and
Survival tips for students.
A question .and answer
session with upperclassmen.
A chance to meet faculty,
coaches and administrators.
Discussion groups and
informational sessions on
studSy skills, team building,
peer mediation and bullying
,pre\ mention.
A tour of the campus..
A pizza party and fashion

lers, P.A. ..

at Law
Real Estate
Contracts, Evictions
and Foreclosure
Estate Planning
Corporate Formation
and Business Law
Divorce, Custody &
General Litigation
Personal Injury
403 Georgia Street Starke, FL
(1st office on the right)

used clthiing is needed. Drop
off donations at the church 345
S F. I'almetto A\e.. behind
Ke\ stone Ace Hard\are. before
Aug. 5.

Bible Baptist Church. 150 S.
( herr\ St. in Starke. \\ill hold
re ik al w\\ith Bro. Joe Br\ant
Sunday. Aug. 2. at 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. and Monday\-Frda\. Aug.
3-7. at 7 p.m. Alrare welcome.
For more information, please
call (904) 9(64-4775 or (904)

Grace Christian Fellowship
Baptist Church will hold
actionn Bible school Aug. 3-6
from 6-8 p.m. at 4926 107h Ave
off C.R. 18 out of Worthington
Springs. VBS is for nurser\ age
kids through sixth grade. Dinner
will be prove ided. Prcregister by
calling (386) 496-2859.

The 8th Annual Gospel Fest
sponsored by We, Soar Inc.
will take place at Williston
Elementary School Saturday,
Aug. I. from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The free music festival W\ill
features dozens of acts including
soloists, choirs., groups and
dancers. There will also be food.
clothing, arts and crafts vendors.
For more information, please
call (352) 528-2170 or (352) 246-

Bayless Highway Baptist
Church w% ill hold vacation Hi ble
school Aug. 9-14 from 7-9 p.nm.
%a ith classes for ages 3 cars to
adult. The church is located at
11798 N.W. (C.R. 225.

Blackwelde'r Memorial Free
Will Baptist Church located on
S.R. 121 in Worthington Springs
will be ha' ing a \ard sale to
raise money\ for Missionar\
work Aug. 15 at 7:30 a.m.
Eh erone is invited.

Abilene Missionary Baptist
Church of Putnam Hall \\ill
hold a car sho\\ and softball
tournament at Smith's Park.
across from the church, on
Saturday. Aug. 29. beginning
at 8 a.m. Car sho\ entrI is $10
and begins at II a.m. There
w\ill also be a pickup basketball
tournament. Interested teams
can call (352) 328-1342. There
\\ill be plenty of good food. thei' details of your
congre/'t'gation S ip(1coming
special events to editor@
bctelegraph .coin. DEADLINE

Parents ol incoming freshman Interested in
can drop of their students at the
high school and pick them up by being a shelter
8 p.m. An open house for parents a
of all students will be held once volunteer?
school begins. American Red Cross will
She providing, free training for
MNew career disaster shelter volunteers on
Wednesday Aug. 12, from 6-9
center opening p.-. in the Bradlord C'uOnty
c. rnemergenc\ operations center.
in Lake Butler located behind the courthouse.
Florida Crown Workforce ITYregister. please call Wendy
Board will hold the grand Spierer at (904) 966-6336.
opening oi itsevw ones.lop- ij .. ..'.*.-
career center onr Mond:y -Au l:.. ,, "ii.ii ., .,
I. at 311 S. Iake Alnue in. 'I Oa-c' .f''119 19 1
Lake Butler. These centers offer
services for job seekers and planS reUnion
employers seeking applicants. The Bradford High School
Stop by or call (386) 496-1230 ('lass of 1979"s 30-year reunion
for nmre information. \\ill be held at the Starke (Golf
Everyone is invited to the open and ('ountr\ Club on Saturda\.
house on Tuesda\, Aug. II. from
5-6:30 p.n. light refreshments Oct. 7 m
5-6:30 p.m. LightFor more information. please
ill be served. all Andrea Waterhouse at (352)

qt's Soooo

Christie T orode

July 31, 2009k
Happy Birthday
Family & Friends

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Your Local Hometown Pharmacy!

Convenient Drive Thru Pharmacy
Hassle Free Prescription Transfer

39 e st MadisonStre

invites all children to go to the edge this
summer for

Vacation Bible School

Aug. 9 13

5:30 Spm i BLm
*9AA Inn N U olf-.i il. *' ,

Stakee, FL

Camp E.D.G.E.: '
Experience +
Discover God
Everywhere +wc,-rodter j'
is an extreme adventure camp taking kids on
exciting Bible treks to experience and discover
God everywhere, every day.
For more information call 904-964-6864.


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Back-to-School fair seeks 'Committee of 100'



to Lawtey fire

The city of Lawtey Volunteer
Fire Department has been at
work for a while on additional
square footage for its equipment
and its members.
Although it is still under
construction. Lawtey Fire Chief
Mike Brown said the new bay
area at Station 5 is at a stage
\here it can be used. As a mailer
of fact. it is already\ housing a fire
engine and pumper truck for the
That has made room on Ihe
existing building to house the
Bradford County rescue unit now
stationed 24/7 at the department
and protect it from the elements.
The expansion isn't being built
flor trucks alone. however. When
full\ completed. it \\ill contain
sleeping quarters, a living area
and bathroom for firefighters.
While Lawtley's 10 members
are a volunteer force. Brown said
if the county were to establish
paid departments, the space
would already exist to house a
crew ia Station 5.

There will even be a joint
exercise room that can be shared
with the EMS crew already
housed in the older building in
quarters built also-for them by
the fire department.
The new living area has yet to
be completed, however, and there
are other things that. need to be
accomplished, suoh as insulation
and driveway paving.
The department has also
acquired a brush truck that canl
also be housed in the existing
station. It's a 2004 Ford' 550
capable of transporting 450
gallons of water and is one
of several purchased from
Hillsborough County. The others
went to the fire departments-at
New River. Broker and Heilbron
Springs, Brown said.
Speaking of Heilbron Springs.
Brown credited the chief of that
department. Terry McCarthy.
with locating the trucks for the
county as well as the doors on
the I-awtey IDepartment's new
bhays. While the trucks weren't
free, Brown said McCarthy did
manage to get the doors donated
to the Lawtey department so they
did not add too the cost of the

construction project.
Again giving credit where it
is due, Brown said community
donations have made construction
at the fire department possible.
although more will be needed to
see the project through to the end.
The fire department has used its
own labor and hired some local
contractors to get the work done.
In addition to McCarthy and
financial donors, Brown thanked
Henry Hodges, .lackson Building
Supply and John Crawford.
Anyone wishing to donate to
further the construction project
can make a check out to the
department and drop it off or
mail it to Iawtley City Hall.
"We're building. it for the
community." said Brown, "and
the community's been good to
Brown said eight of' the
10 volunteers al the Lawley
department are certified and the
other two others are headed to
school in the near future. The
department assists others far
beyond the Lawtcy city limits
and has responded to more than
300 calls already this \ear.

t/i'h'raph Editr

A "'( Co ittec of 100()"-100
indi idliiul (or businesses and
(.orga ni/ations) willing to donate
just Si() apiece to fund this \ear's
Hack-to-School Inl'Ormalion Fair
and make it an e\n greater
success than last ear.
With a goal of" giving away\
1.000 backpacks loaded 'with
school supplies and 10 $100 Wal-
Mart gil'l cards, donations \\ill
he needed. Checks can he made
out to Back-to-School Inib> Fair
and mailed to 113 E. ('all St..
Starke. FL 32091. Donations for
organizations and individuals are
An\ donations above and
beyond the cost of the event
will be donated to teachers for
classroom supplies.
More information can be
obtained by calling Pastor Byron
Ramseur at (904) 964-7505. ext.
'The event is planned for
Saturday Aug. 22. from 4 to 6
p.m. in downtown Starke. the
weekend before public. schools
are back in session,
Organizers want the fair to
bring the community together.
even as volunteers for schools.
churches, businesses and
organizations work to cater to
mental, physical and spiritual
Last year. hundreds lined up for
the Back-to-School Information
Fair, an impressive turnout for an
inaugural event.
Ramseur, coordinator of the
event, said goal of the fair is to
get information into the hands of
those who need it-information
about services that can help
improve quality of life and better
equip families and their students
to succeed.
Any private or public service
organization offering services
valuable to families preparing to

Bradford Assistant Superintendent and Pastor Byron
Ramseur at last year's information fair.

send students back to school is
encouraged to get involved.
"There's so much available
to people that they don't know\
about." Ramseur said.
Organizations can sign up
to sponsor the event with a
financial donation, or the) may
simply sign up to participate.
At-the event, they should plan
on providing information about
their organization through
brochures or other materials to
attendees. Each organization
may also choose to organize its
own giveaway.
All information and materials
are to be provided at no charge.
Nothing is to be sold.
Organizations will be
responsible for setting up their
own tables and displays, as well
as providing friendly volunteers
to man those tables.

When attendees arrive. the\
\ill he directed to a registration
table. then giken an empty
backpack and encouraged to \ isit
each organi/alion's display to
collect materials. Bags of school
supplies \\ill he distributed al the
end after turning in cards signed
at each hooth.
Registration \\ill also enter
each attendee into the gift card
draw ings that \\ill take place
e er\ 30 minutiles.
Registration \\ill be near
the corner of Thompson and
Jefferson streets. \\ith li\e music
under a canop\ at First I united
Methodist Church. Food and
games will be located in the First
Baptist Church parking lot. and
participating organizations \\ill
be located along the route in
bet\ cen.


Notice is hereby given to:
Last known address of:
1508 Old Lawtey Rd. ,
Starke, FL 32091
You are hereby notified that your
eligibility to vote is in question. You are
required to contact the Supervisor of
Elections, in Starke, Florida, no later
than thirty (30) days after the date of
this publishing. Failure to respond will
result in a determination of ineligibility
by the Supervisor and your name will
be removed from the statewide voter
registration system.
Terry L. Vaughan
Bradford County Supervisor of
945 N. Temple Ave., Ste. C
Starke, FL 32091
7/30 Itchg-BCT

I.LC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of
Lien and intent to sell these vehicles
on 08/13/2009, 10:00 a.m. at 18536
US Hwy 301 N., Starke, FL 32091-
0314, pursuant to subsection 713.78
of the Florida Statutes. SPRATLIN
reserves the right to accept or reject
any and/or all bids.
1C3EL46U11N510591 2001 Chrysler
1G6KD52Y7T.U272140 .1996
1JCWB7821GT164075 1986 Jeep
7/30 ltchg-BCT
pursuant to Section 163.3161 through
163.3215, Florida Statutes, as
amended, and the Town .of Brooker
Land Development Regulations,
hereinafter referred to as the Land
Development Regulations, comments,
objections and recommendations
concerning an amendment to the
Town of Brooker Comprehensive
Plan, hereinafter referred to as the
Comprehensive Plan, will be heard
by the Town Council of the Town
of Brooker, Florida, serving as the
Planning and Zoning Board of the
Town of Brooker, Florida, and the
Local Planning Agency of the Town of
Brooker, Florida, at a public hearing
on August 18, 2009 at 6:30 p.m., or as
soon thereafter as the matter can be
heard, in the Town Council Meeting
Room, Town Hall, located at 17435
Tetstone Avenue, Brooker, Florida.
CPA 09-1, an application by the Town
Council, to amend the Five-Year
Schedule of the Capital Improvements
Element, of the Comprehensive
Plan to add playground equipment,
pavilions, a restroom, ballfield
lighting to theRecreational Park; and
water line replacement, water pump
replacement, and fire station as
projects to the 5-Year Schedule of the
Capital Improvements Element of the
Comprehensive Plan.
The public hearing may be continued

to one or more future dates. Any
interested party shall be advised
that the date, time and place of any
continuation of this public hearing
shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further
notice concerning thematter will be
'p'ubiished unriless sai coAtinjalion
Sexoeeds six etlepij'i eesropin tie
,date of the above referenced public
At the aforementioned public hearing.
all interested parties may appear
to be heard with respect to the
Copies, of the, amendment are
available for public inspection at the
Office of the Town Clerk, located at
17435 Tetstone Avenue. .Brooker.
Florida, during regular business
All persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision made
-at the above referenced, public
hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, they may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.,
7/30 2tchg 8/6-BCT
IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to
Section 163.3161 through 163.3215,
Florida Statutes. as amended,
and the Town of Brooker Land'
Development Regulations., hereinafter
referred to as the Land Developmenf
Regulations, comments, objections
and recommendations concerning
the amendment, as described below,
will be heard by the Town Council of
the Town of Brooker, Florida, serving
as the Planning and Zoning Board of
,the Town of Brooker, Florida, and also
serving as the Local Planning Agency
of, the Town of Brooker, Florida, at a
public.hearing on August 18, 2009 at
6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as
the matter can be heard, in the Town
Council Meeting Room, Town Hall,
located at 17435 Tetstone Avenue,
Brooker, Florida.
LDR 09-1, an application, by the Town
Council- amending Section
entitled Notice of Hearing changing
the notice period from fourteen (14)
days and five (5) days to ten (10) days
prior to a public hearing before the
Planning and Zoning Board or Board
of Adjustment, amending Section, changing the notice period
from fourteen (14) days and. five (5)
days to ten (10) days prior to a public
hearing before the Town Council for a
special permit, and amending Section entitled Notice of Hearing
changing the notice requirement for
signs from fourteen (14) days to ten
(10) days prior to the public hearing
before either the Planning and Zoning
Board or Board of Adjustment.
The public hearing may be continued
to one or more future dates. Any
interested party shall be advised
that the date, time and place of any
continuation of this public hearing
shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further
notices concerning this matter will be
published, unless said continuation
exceeds six calendar wdeks from the
date of the above referenced public
At the aforementioned public hearing,
all interested parties may appear
to be heard with respect to the

Copies of the amendment are
available for public inspection at the
Office of the Town Clerk. located at
17435 Tetstone Avenue. Brooker.
Florida. during regular business
All persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision made
at the above 3 referenced '" public
hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, they may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
7/30 2tchg 8/6-BCT
The Executive Committee of
FloridaWorks will hold a meeting
on Friday, July 31, at 9:00 a.m. at
FloridaWorks, 4800 S.W. 13'" Street,
Gainesville. Contact Celia Chapman
'at 352-244-5148 with questions.
7/30 ltchg-BCT

CASE NO.: 2009-008-CA

TENANT i and any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and
other unknown persons or unknown
spouses claiming by, through and
under any of the above-named
NOTICE is hereby given that the
undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Union County, Florida, will on the
6'h day of August, 2009, at 11:00
o'clock A.M. in the Front Lobby at
the Union County Courthouse, Lake
Butler, Florida, offer for sale and sell
at public outcry to the highest and'
best bidder for cash, the following-
described property situated in Union
County,. Florida:
A parcel of land lying, being and
situate in Section 21, Township 6
South, Range 19 East, Union County,
Florida. more particularly described
as follows:
Commence at the Southeast corner

of the Northeast /4 of the Southwest
%' of said Section 21, and run North
88 degrees 25 minutes 21 seconds
West, along the South line of said
Northeast 'A of Southwest /4 of
Section 21, a distance of 247.52 feet
to the intersection with the West 'rght
'of way line-'r"a County Mainained
Paved Road (Linile Sprngs Church.
Road) (right of way is prescriptive,
apparent width is 80 feet); thence
run North 03 degrees 59 minutes 08
seconds East, along said West right
of way line, a distance of 163.91
feet to the Point of Beginning of the
hereinafter described parcel of land:
Thence run North 88 degrees 25
minutes 21 seconds West a distance
of 229.08 feet; thence run North 00
degrees 58 minutes 32 seconds East
a distance" of 408.28 feet; thence
South 86 degrees 59 minutes 48
seconds East a distance of 250.35
feet to the intersection with said West
right of way line; thence run South
03 degrees 59 minutes 08 seconds
West, along said West right of way
line, a distance of 402.39 feet to the
Point of Beginning.
pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in a case pending in said
Court, the style of which is indicated
Any person or entity claiming an
interest in the surplus, if any, resulting

from the fu o eosure sale, other than-
the property-owner as of the date of
the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on
same with the Clerk of Court within 60
days after the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal
of said o W, 7th daj of July,
InA accordtAtbe'ki(itfntheAindicans
With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special .
accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact Court
Administration at the Union County
Courthouse,. Lake Butler, Florida.
32054, Telephone (386) 496-3711,*
not later than seven (7) days prior to
the'proceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Regina Parrish
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By.: Julia Croft
"Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff:
Shannon Marie Charles
Butler & Hosch, PA.
3185 S. Conway Rd., Ste. E
Orlando, Florida 32812
(407) 381-5200
7/23 2tchg 7/30-UCT

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BC tax roster tells broad story

Monitor Editor

In 2008 Bradford County
took in $16,281,551 in property,
personal and railroad taxes.
"Personal property" is
defined as major equipment
and improvements. Although
personal property may be listed
as a "parcel" it isn't a "parcel of
land," but could be something
like a dock or a tractor,
; whether used by a business or
a resident.
Bradford CountyTax Director
Theresa Phillips said there are
14,625 real estate parcels on
the Bradford County tax rolls,
and 1,620 parcels of personal
When property owners fail to
pay their taxes, the tax collector
sends reminders,arid eventually
advertises their names and tax
amounts in the newspaper.
Shortly thereafter, others may
P purchase tax certificates on still
unpaid amounts at an auction.
When you "buy a certificate
for someone else's unpaid
taxes, they must repay you,
with interest, or after a certain
period you may purchase their
land or personal item.
At this year's tax auction,
1,221 of 1.798 or so property
and personal property
certificates were sold,
representing about $412,000 in
tax arrears. A remaining 577
unsold certificates were passed
along to the county, possibly
for sale if unpaid taxes aren't

eventually produced.
About half of that total
amount auctioned will get paid
within a year, Phillips said and
most of the rest will be paid
over time. Very little property
is actually sold by the county
for non-payment of taxes, but
it does happen.
The number of lapsed
tax accounts that become
certificates has gone up every
year, even during the boom
years, Phillips said. However,
last year it jumped by about
200 parcels in arrears, almost
18 percent.
Some property owners
"forget" or ignore their bill,
Phillips added, knowing they
will have up to two years to
pay, even if the tax amount gets
bigger as they wait.
One community lender told
of a woman who hadn't paid her
taxes because she was under
the impression she didn't have
to pay property taxes on land
she inherited from her father.
Besides,the lender said,she'd
lost all her money gambling.
"Sometimes they just don't
have the money," Phillips said.
A study of the tax certificate
list found that the total volume
of land in tax arrears accounts
for about three to four percent
of the county's total land mass.
The list includes the names
of more- and less-well-off
residents in the community:
bankers, real estate dealers,
doctors, elected officials,
churches, bricklayers, farmers,

retired people-e ven people
who are deceased.
An Excel spreadsheet was
used to sort the tax certificate
data and divide property
owners by various categories.
Among the subsets were
Bradford municipal locations.
7'other nearb) towns" and other
divisions, like "out of state."
The largest number of
property owners of any subset
had Starke addresses. That
would be expected, since
it's also the county seat and
population center.
Lawtey property owners
made up the second highest
number of cases of tax
Property owners residing in
other parts of Florida were in
third place at nine percent of
all names on the list, followed
closely by residents with
Jacksonville addresses.
Someone other than the
property owner received the
mail-and possibly handled
business matters-for about
nine percent of all property
owners on the certificate
Deceased taxpayers become
a special category in the tax
office. About five percent of
all property owners on the
certificate list had passed on,
sometimes without getting their
affairs in order.
Often, a number of heirs
inherit the deceased's property,
or several people jointly buy the
property. On the tax rolls, these

property\ o\\ners are listed \\ ith
one person's name followed bh
"el al".
Phillips said that in cases of
heirs one person ma\ own the
parcel onlh after all the other
heirs have signed away their
rights. If just one heir refuses to
sign. the process gets dragged
out: but it often falls to one
person to continue to pay the
taxes. If he or she begins to
balk, the property can end up
on the certificate list.
About 37 percent of all
properties in arrears were held
by owners with more than one
One of the most revealing
findings in the numbers was
a comparison of how many
property owners in tax arrears
owned very small amounts of
land and how many owned
larger spreads.
The smallest holding in
arrears was .02 acres; the
largest was 169.92 acres. The
tax records show that 409
property owners holding less
than two acres comprised eight
percent of the total acreage in
An additional 391 cases
of property owners holding
between two and 9.99 acres
made up 29 percent of total
There were 133 property
owners on the tax certificate
roster who held between 10 and
169 acres. These made up 63
percent of all Bradford acreage
in tax arrears.

Wings of Dreams will host B25-J

Monitor Editor

The Wings of. Dreams
Museum and Warbird
Restoration Center has received
its first prize exhibit-a World
War II era B25-J bomber,
The aircraft has been seen at
weekend area displays over the
last three years, but now-for
a while, at least-the 66-year-
old, revered bomber will live at
the Keystone Heights Airport
Year round.
.- Wings of Dreams Co-
Directors Bob Oehl and Susan
SKing said th received call
from ,the Colin'g- Foundation
... a the. and of- last week& to
confirm the extended loan.
The foundation will continue
to obwn and insure the bomber.
but made it available to the
museum to help get its own
program up and running.
"(Collings Foundation
Director) Bob Collings called
to say that he was loaning us the i
aircraft to recognize our efforts
on behalf of his foundation and
as a way to say 'thank you'
to the people at the Keystone
Heights Airpark, and local
volunteers and organizations,
like AMVETS." Oehl said last
Tuesday. "The aircraft will be
on loan to the museum until at
least 2011."
LOcaj .aircraft technicians
like Joe Davis and, Johnny
Arpen are qualified to work
on classic "round- engine"
technology, King said, but

Fall vegetable

gardens at
Garden Club
The Garden Club of the Lakes
is sponsoi'ng a seminar on fall
gardens on Saturday, Aug. 22,
from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
The- program is presented
.by the University of Florida
Saturday Garden Program and
will be held at the Keystone
Heights City Hall's council
meeting room, 555 S. Lawrence
Registration is $5 per person
to cover cost of refreshments.
The registration deadline is
Aug. 18. There will be no
registration available at the

This World War II era B25-J bomber is now on loan to the Wings of Dreams Museum
and will live in a Keystone Heights Airpark hangar.

major maintenance and repairs
will continue to be done .at
the Collings Foundation's
American Arrow Center in
New Smyrna. I
Oehl and King flew the
warbird into Keystone Heights
last Tuesday from New Smyrna,
where the bomb bay had just
been restored.
Oehl said a Gainesville flight
controller was skeptical and a
bit taken aback when,-over the
radio, Oehl .told.him he was
overhead in the flight path in a

door. Seating is limited.
The seminar will include

World War II bomber.
A small crowd of airpark
personnel and personal friends'
of Oehl and King gatfiered to
see the bomber land.
Oehl said the B25 will be
housed in the former Aquila
Aviation. hangar for now.
King said permanent spaces
for the museum are already in
Oehl and King also have
on hand a collection of
memorabilia donated by former
members of the Women Air

selecting and preparing the
garden site, growing tips, what

Service Program, commonly
called the WASP.
The bomber will be used to
generate publicity, and funds
for the -museum. Oehl said
rides, training and tours would
be available at a cost.
Asked if the aircraft was still
flight-worthyand in good shape,
Col. Phil. Newman, a World
War II B-17 pilot now well into
his 80s, said emphatically that
the bomber was in "damned
good shape."

to plant, and
pests of the fall and
winter garden
Send a check to Garden Club
of -the Lakes, P.O. Box 595,
Keystbne Heights, FL. 32656.
Include name, numberof people
and a telephone number.

KH golf plans
'Fun Raiser"
The Keystone. Golf and
Country Club is planning a
'Fun' Raiser to benefit course
maintenance on Saturday, Aug.
I, at 9 a.m.
All levels and ages are
A two-man scramble and

draw pot will be featured. The
lowest team score is declared
a winner. Places paid will be
determined by the number of
A $30 entry fee is required
for members; $25 for non-
members and a $10 cart fee
will be charged. For further
information, call (352) 473-

Worship i tkhe s of thK e rd. .
Somewhere this wt k!,

The churches and businesses listed below
urge you to attend the church of your choice!

Shop 38-496820

Who are.the-,peopie on the
delinquent property tax rolls?
Of 1,613 parcels listed on the delinquent property
tax rolls for Bradford County:

Tax bill is addressed to someone else 9%
Property owner listed as deceased
or property is in. estate 5%
Property owner "Et al,"
meaning there is more than one owner 6%
Property owner listed as business
or a church 6%
Owners with more than
one property on roster 37%
Owner owns .02 to 1.99 acres 8% of total
acreage in arrears
Owner owns 2 to 9.99 acres 29% of total
acreage in arrears
Owner owns 10 to 169 acres 63% of total
acreage in arrears
Where delinquent property owners
live-or receive their mail
Starke 43%
Lawtey 12%
Florida 9%
Jacksonville 6%
Keystone Hgts 5%
Hampton 5%
Towns Nearby 4%
Melrose 4%
Out of State 3%
Gainesville 3%
Brooker 3%
Graham 2%
Lake Butler 2%
Counting 1,613 Addresses

Tax Director Theresa Phillips said she did not think
the tax- certificate rolls necessarily reflect ownership
of all Bradford County land parcels as a whole.

Shady Oaks -family Salon
welcomes Celeste Wilson, stylist
Specializing in Paul Mitchell color & techniques
4 .Trained by a Paul Mitchell hati6nal educator
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Tuesday Fridayw (386) 496-2366 OR
S 10-5, Saturday9-3. (386) 623-4813

Do You Have A Copy Of This Book?

Bill McGill, with the
help of many past and
present Union
Countians, has
compiled a book
loaded with facts and
pictures portraying
the history of Union
County schools from
1850-1950. The book
is on sale for $15 at
Union County
Historical Museum in

the Townsend Building (open 9am 12pm each
Monday) or can be purchased at McCloud's Barber
Shop in Lake Butler. All proceeds support the

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Water district has busy spring and summer

BY JAMES WILLIAMS districtt Wiater -suppl' plan.
Monitor Editor The amendments supported
'' stronger water cohter' atiofn
'The St. Johns River-Water and identified-but didn't
Management District has, had extend a permit to--non-4
a `busy .six months,- studying. binding projects for utilities to
Sup to make decisiois, deciding meet their, future supply
i-vhwd cn and can't make'the "needs. .
decisions, making thedecisions The .amendments mark the
and then hedging a little on fourth time the 2005 plan has
some of the decisions it had- been updated and 'the latest
alreia y mode. . T districtt. is responsible previous amendments;
for iulating water use and Accordingtoastatement issued
prothtingyvetlands;waterways b) the. -district.-the measures
and :drinking. ,wa.r supplies are a.ltarting point for local
i'n al or part" of Alachua, utilities to decide how to meet
Raker, Bradfor", Brevard, their future needs.
Clay. Duval, .Ragler, Indign "Ideally,.we would conserve
River,- Lake, 'Mari'on. Nassap, awaythevatersupplyproblem.'"
Okedqhdbee, Orange; Qsceola, -said' District Board Chairman
Pumna',, SL. Johns,; eminole, Susan Hughes. "But rel ing
'and 0Yoolii u0ognties. ' ,olely on water con ervation to
B.ek.itan. y ay the..JRP'.ID. .meet future w biter spply needs
a'medll, its 22Q05, 205 ar. i ..uncertain ,an'. it typically

Sweater n

.TeL 'qinf g meetings re. '34tlht.:Ai-Gainesville.
Sshe4j ) ih.SJ:bJohnsRiver, :- The symppstum is free and
Waste tinenrt District in. open'to the public, but advance'
upco ntl*! i registration will be required to
. ., Nqih eure 9 uae seating.
.. ,-O.v. 9,am; Nr Re nrdtion-'^ill begin Aug.
Hrio watir supply planning 3 . beg Augv. .
will dj cu .bd. t ',Sat the 3 -ni;ea
Alac .a C nty Health surfavewateIIithdrawals.
SPep'rhient '224. Sept. 8 aid Sept. ,22. at
,U- inidis\ill! 5:05 public hearings will
S '. 3-' a 'end be held on thee SJRWMD'
lct-k -24" sa .scCno ,ndh t 'roIbsedibudget" Thes6 are set
,hn s m,;: on. nth, at thb .1-alaika head iartei's' at
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takes at least 10 \ears to plan.
construct and implement a
,water supply project,.
The district stt\s it already\
has the most" stringent.
.district\% ide. ear-round
watering restrictions in
. Florida. State la\ requires that
project options be identified
to ensure that \\aler supplies,
e\cecd demand, and that the
en ironment \\ill he projected.
In June. the district
scheduled public meetings to
encourage public input' into
its re\iew\ of its 2008 Waler
Suppl\ Assessment.
The WSA and 2010 plan
projects water use through
2030. The 'plan identities
anticipated shortages. sources
of.' afterr and lists more
conser. action efforts. About 97
percent of the district's region
has been identified as areas of


Aug. 25 and Sept: 29. at
10' .m:. meetings will be held
for public input into SJRWMD
Floridan well and other
permitting decisions. ,
'. The meetings will be held
monlhl\. with the first one
scheduled for July 28. These
meetings will be held at distrjclt
headquarter-. 4049 Reid-C'rf: r-.
S.R. 100 iq Paldtka.

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In June. despite considerable
local opposition. (iov. ('harlic
Crist signed S.B. 2080% which
directed that o\ erning hoards
. of. the state's file after r
managqnient districts should.
delegate their permitting
authority, to executi e directors
%who ma\ in turn dei,initei
other district stalff to approve
permits. Permit applications
recommended for denial \\ill
continue io be considered b\
the gumerning hoard,.
I here \aus a clamor in-side
and ouitide the district to allow
public input before stalf le el

SJRWMD releases budget

Earlier thi, month. the Si. per%.ent reJudltion lioin the
Johns Ri\er Water Management current li'.c l.. ".,I't hidgetl
District's governing board oltced' IP'roperl\ ta\ reCenue ma\ drop
to maintain its tax rate .and'. bb 513,,6. million, I 10 perc'eat ,
"appro0 ed a lcntati\e $28 .4 '-.-K d ':(t'i1i. ,
million budget \'iih, a '().4(
village rate for the 2009-Q01 1 '., .nder, a 0).-415s village
fiscal 3ear that begins Octl, I .; raice-41 58 cents lr e'\cr .
Fhe tentati\ e budget tiOul'd' $1.000 oit a,.ssseIJ. property\
be funded %with about $1.23, value the .owner of. .a
million tawes: $200.000 house, wiUi'l i 50.000
with he .c'mainder coming homestead reception would
from stal federal or other, pay $62.37 per \ear in pr6perl\
sources. .t '- *, taxes to Ihe di!itriet.
The.., tentatij budget The budget also nec.ssitUates
. represents .d,$86 million- 23 more .iggre>i.\e %\aier

conser.\ action goals: for public.
agricultural and industrial
users: incorporates, aggressive
atler conser action goals into
the,2010 District Water Suppl)
Plan:.and changes rules that
could require permit holders
to implement additional afterr
conscr' action measures.
F,% erything will heaffectedby
the stringent budget. The Upper
St. Johns Basin program
budget will be reduced by 20.5
percent. The Storniwater Cost-
Share Program will. be-reduced
hb 37.8 percent.

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Seven days prior to each -
meeting'. agendas .will be Onl' new se-enth graders,
posed bon. will -he: r)iNng out.' -ach .
meetingagendas.himl, cheerleader will perform' a
'" cheer. chant. and a one-,minute the applicants creates.
9 a.m. unlil noore each.,day. : - .hc.caml .illbe di. copies 'f 'a CD) that contains
KHH;S 'gm for girls in ,fifth onib instrumental music, as
through eighth grades. The' *required by KHHS athletic
camp ,is ..40 at the ,"(or, and *- olic). Other "requirements ,
includes prices and a T-'shirt', re jumps :, e touch, herkie.
j'iall '(352) 281-7089 for ".hurdler and a splil lTumbling
furthter info~iation. skills are encouraged.
',.' Applications will heaailable.
at the, conclusion .of seventh
KHtHS grade grade the KHS
ry --.caFeteria on Tliursdavy.'Aug. 20,
cheerat at .',Ailrp%.perwoir.k h.must
S. he lurncipn the KHHS Clinic
Tryouts set -by 2 pim.'WednesdaAg
S*kHHS will,hold'itrvquts for" 26. .;' ," grmde.'grls to complex. ..nlact, Coach .lvnn
Sll'cKHHS. Junior (~heerleading ')in kson at "In hdi k,&n?.CE
}.Sq mlaUd'n. Saturday. Aug, 29. ""mail'ctk2 2. Ius' "or"'t6'ch'
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decisions ,%ere made. The
district made some conciliator\
adjustments. (See related store\
on mncctinllus schCduled.)
Hut one' of the more hcad-
spinning pronouncemeCntslcaine
\\ hen the S.IRWMI) decided
Sdelay controversial and-in
the LA .kc Rl'i.' uni .[pul.Cr
proiectl I 1r \ 1 Ci illihdr.i .il,,
Irunm the (Jkl.m.iha uild 'NI
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I he hne.1id anid sital h:i\e
rcCei' cd the meInaLe Imroin the
public thal inCre,,sed %ulter
on.' sem'r\ali>4jn elor'lis needle to
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the development of alternative
water, supply. source's,' said
Chairman Hughes. The board
also decided to implement
more conservation measures
and complete. studies on the
environmental impact of-the
ri er withdrawal'. :
"Increasing water
connersation ma\ defer the
need lor more e\pensi\e and
challeniini alternate e water
siippl. solutions." Hughes
sai.d. but she added' that
Senituallh. projects to include
ne" ,oiurces of Iresh atler for
Northern Florida % ill probuhbl
be required.


Campers come back again and again...

As Immokalee turns 100 years old

Monitor Editor'
Lake Region resident Linda
Lee does whatever she's-asked
to do at Camp Immokalee. from
driving the golf cart to helping
'out with the kids.
"It's a great job," Lee said,
and the commute's not bad
either. She lives in Keystone I
Heights. -
Camp Immokalee is run by
the First Coast YMCA and
offers one- and two-week
camping experiences during the
summer months. It also offers
a day camp, which about 20
local campers were attending .
last week. Many of the day
campers were also students at
McRae and Keystone Heights
Elementary Schools.
Camp Immokalee offers '
dormitories, a rock climbing
tower, a paint ball firing range,
a 50-foot zipline tower for
sliding to the ground on rope and
harness, a camp store, a dining
hall. administrative buildings,.
an inviting swimming pool.
picnic tables, a dock, and-
\ hen a ailable-the waters of
I.ake Brooklvn.
Among the activities that
keep the kids occupied are Bob Delong supervises
paint hall. skateboarding, campers dare t
jet skiing, torpedo tubing.
rock climbing. swimming.
sometimes horseback riding faith off the tower. He's
archer\. cookouts and more. been at Immokalee for
Getting homesick is hardly more than eight years.
an option, since the campers Elena Baxter is a
don't have time for it. When all Jacksonville pizza
else fails, the kids go on field restaurant manager nine
trips. Last week. With 167 kids months out of the year. But
on the campus, everybody went, dLring the three summer
to Adventure Island. months. her boss lets her
By the end of summer, more corner back to Immokalee.
than 1.000 one- and two-week as she has done for 17
campers will come and go. years. Slie's also studying
Many of them will return to in a recreation therapy -
camp year after year. Some program.
will return several years later as Mason Omeral. 17. is a
camp counselors. Jacksonville high school
This year. the camp turns student \who teaches C
100: and a series of activities archery, skateboarding S
are planned throughout' the and.lahd sports. a
year: A number of middle aged likd everyone else. su
(and older)..,former campers the current economy\ has
retur~a fr th .amp's l00t.h-....--hit the camp. but
anniversary festivities in May. said the staff is making
Lee said. .adjustments and doing \hat
One military man took a the) must to make things
leave of absence from his tour work.
of duty in the Middle Fast just Ryan lJackson. 22. is in
to be there. The former campers a nursing program, at the
spent the evening singing old UIniversit of Florida.This \eai.
camp songs and telling stories he is teaching torpedo tubing
about camping days gone by. and water sports. but said he
And there are lots of stories preferred to leach horseback
to tell. Last week, a complete riding.
bathroom, including toilet and Unfortunately, horseback
sink. with a toilet bowl brush, riding got cut this summer.
a plunger, and bathroom rugs because it was too expensi\ce
mysteriously appeared, neatly to keep the animals fed and
and realistically arranged. in cared for.
the parking lot. "I expect, horseback riding
"It 'vas pranksters." Lee to come back in a \ear or so."
said. And it was one of the Lee said.
more elaborate pranks she'd, ee grew up in Starke but
seen. A camp counselor's entire said she knew nothing about
bathroom had been sneakilh ('amp Immokalec until she
replaced with a sandbox. was grot\ n. She's been around
This summer, more birthday\ the camp for man\ years now.
bash activities are planned for since her son %%as about three
campers. including creation years old.
and burial of a time capsule. There is quite a bit of
There are more than interaction between the l.ake
20 counselors and teachers Region community\ and
connected to the camp during the camp. said. besides
the summer programs. And campers and counselors.
there are a number of staff Much of the summer's food
members, mostly local supply is shipped to the camp
residents. w\ho help out in the in bulk. But camp staff also
kitchen to keep everyone fed. buy fresh produce from the
Bob ), in his 20s. Keystone Fruit Market.
is a former camper who now\ said she has made man\ trips
teaches kids how to trust the to Hitchcock's over the \cars
zip line and take the leap of for 22 gallons of ice cream
and a \'at of sprinkles or 250

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s the zip line tower. Not all
o take the plunge.

amp counselor Cagen Butts
said Lake Brooklyn is up by
it least 30 percent over last
summer, a definite boon to the
summer camp program.

popsicles at a time.
I his Near's program is
certainly helped b\ the rising
\\ waters of" Lake Brooklyn, up
b\ more than 30 percent oser
last sear. said Camp counselor r
('agen Bulltts.
last sear. he caught 'a fixe-
pound -large mouthed bass
%\ ith his bare hands. But that's
another store youngsters ma\
still be telliii, around a cainmpf'ire
at the YM(A's Immokalee 100
\ ears from now. .

school events
planned in
Clay schools
Key\stone Heights Hlementar\
School. \ill hold orientation
and an open house on Friday.
Aug. 21. from 5-6:30 p.m.
McRae Elementary s\ ill
also hold an orientation with
a combined open house on
Thursday Aug. 20, for grades
1-6 from 4-6 p.m. PreK and
kindergarten will meet from
6-7 p.m.
Keystone Heights Junior/
Senior High School will ha\e
its back-to-school sessions on
Thursday. Aug. 20. beginning
at 9 a.m.
A spokesperson said Melrose
elementaryy School has not \et
set a date for its orientation.
Call (352) 475,2060 lfor further

Day campers shop for snacks at the camp store. Many of the day campers are also
students at Keystone and McRae Elementary Schools.




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Value Adjustment Board Will

hear property tax issues

Next month,
property owners will
begin receiving their
notices of proposed

Times Staff Writer

The Vajlue Adjustment ,
Board cqnvenes annually to
hear appeal requests filed by
property taxpayers objecting to
the assessment value placed on
their property (reapnd tangible-
personal property),. the denial
ol exemptions 'and decisions
made on property tqx deferrals-
and classification,.
ihe five-member board
is made up of two county
commissioners, one school
board me'mer.acitiqn (selected
bN the county commission)
who has homestead property..
\ within the county and a citizen
chosen by the school board
% ho owns a business occupying
commercial property within the
school district. An attorney
representing the' county also
sits on the %alue adjustment
local taxing authority boards
(county, city, school board and
water management district)
have been in the process of
determihniig .tentative tax
village rates for the coming
fiscall lear and giving this
information to the appraiser's
office. .

During.mid to late August.
property owners will receive in
the mail a Notice of Proposedc
Taxes from the county property
appraiser. The notice will show
the assessed value of their
property, exemptions and the
tentative tax amount proposed
by each local taxing authority.
Throughout September, the
various boards hold public
hearings before setting the
:final tax rate and adopting a.
budget for the new. fiscal year
beginning Oct. 1 .The property.
appraiser then mails out the
final property taxi bills by Nov.
So what happens" when a

person receives their: property
tax bill and they want to dispute
the amount owed?
',.Union. County Property
Appraiser 'Bruce. Dukes, said
he. understands-especially in
'a bad economic situation-that
people aren't exactly looking
forward to their tax bills.
"I wish I could just say the

economy's bad and lower
everyone's tax hill." Dukes
said. "but it's not up to me."
Property ,appraisers do not
actually set property taxes. but
give an assessed value based
upon the rules and regulations
of the department of revenue.
That, along with the millage
rates determined by the local
taxing authorities, is what
makes up a person's property
tax bill.
If a person disputes the
.amount of taxes owed and can
provide supporting information
as to why it should be changed,
they should 'file a petition to
the Value Adjustment Board.

Petition forms can be filled
,out at your county property
appraiser's office or can be
downloaded from the property
appraiser's Web site. Once the
form is completed and turned
in to the appraiser's office, a
value adjustment board hearing
date will be scheduled.

Students need immune

7th grade booster
shots required to 1)
attend school
As with previous. year's,
law requires that all students,
'entering the seventh grade must
receive a tetanus booster shot.
Effective with the 2009-2010.
school year, the only acceptable
tetanus booster shot is. the Tdap
vaccine. Tdap contains the
idt -sunte nhtheria and nPertussis

Consolidated provided. The cost of the camp at Sardis Baptist Church. The vaccines.
for baseball conditioning is church is located on S.R. ,121, According to Winnie
Schools fun $70 for ages 6-7 and $120 for in Worthington Springs. Holland, administrator for the
Sages 8-18. The cost for softball
4 ,,\i Augm 1C camp is $120 and is 'open to Golf t..urn-ey
day Aug. 15 P layers ages 8718. Golf tourney .l
Consolidated Schools of For more information on res A
Union County' (forn'erly '.signing up your child; contact Will benefit
Consolidated High', :School)- : Sellers at (904) 626-0309. U.. V.F' tO host backK
%ill host a Famil% and Friends UtV F 'o h s. Ir
Fun Day Cookout open to the On Friday. Oct. 9, the 10 SChOOl
public on Saturday. Aug. 15, at Interested Union County Volunteer Fire a.
the Lake Butler Middle-School Department xill host a golf V l
gy mnasium. The event begins' 'In Substitute tournament at. the Turkey Spires IGAin Lake Butler is
at 10a.m. . ,, -'_ ,,"., ,,, ..Crek Golfl',ep,.Cgntry. Club. .hosting its firstBack-to-School
There will be 'an 'old-tm'er:., ..'I 'rnn ", in Alachua. -, -.Bok.Party..'Pa'tof the event
basketball game for men I you are interest' in A $50 entry fee will cover a includes an outdoor back-to-
and women, three-on-three, becoming a substitute teacherin player's green fees, cart, range school block party and carnival
basketball, dunkin$ contest, (inion County. you are required balls, tournament shirt and on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 11
free il row contest, former to attend a substitute teacher lunch: Registration begins at a.m.-'3 p.m.
cheerleaders, dancing. music, training on Thursday. Aug.:6. 7 a.m., with a shotgun start at Theafteioonrioffun includes
food and lots of fqn. from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 8 a.mi. games such as a watermelon
For more information, please The training will take. place An awards ceremony will eating contest, face painting,
contact Eddie or Cora Jackson in the Union County School take place during lunch at
at (386) 496-1670 or committee Board meeting room. located at, 12:30 p.m.
secretary Alicia Maxwell at the district office on S.R. 121 Registration forms can be
(352) 372-8668. in Lake Butler.-To register for 'picked up at the following
-. "' : .:-: '* i training, please call Cindy at locations: UCVFD Station 5 in
Texas hold'em 496-2045, ext.23. Lake Butler, the'Union County
rn als needed. A C
this Saturday Narcotics Sponsors are also needed. A.a /Brdabout oong r A
The Lake Butler VFW ost playinintheeventorifyouare You no. longer have' to
10082 mens uxlar ill anonymous in s in being a .sponsor, on d
host a Texas hold'em poker contact James Redmond at FloridaBasic Abilities Test
tournament on Saturday, Aug. meets '(352) 494-8081 or by e-mail at for State Corrections. Plea
1 The New Way,. narcotics jamesred'mond at 904-964-5278 to schedu
QnimS.-nn hin i n 5 m qnd _' _l ... I I e., ,ot, nn 1nnf*r, to finl

s.Jl PS pC at i a p.m. anu
the tournament starts at 6 p.m. .
There is a $50 bu\ in with a 50
percent pay back. Chicken and
rice dinners will be served at 5
p.m. (free to participants) until
the) are gone. Take out dinners
%%ill be available for $5 per.:
person. For more information,
please call (386) 496-326,3.
The' post is open on
Wednesday and Fridays at
5:30 p.m. Pinner is served on

tourney set
on Sampson
The FCCD Chapter 5 will
hold a fishing tournament on
Saturday. Aug. 8. and Saturday,
Aug. 15, at Sumpson Lake .
located on S.R. 100 between
I.ake Butler and Starke.
The entry fee is $25 pert
person. limit two per boat. The
tournament begins at safe light
and ends at 11:30 a.m. each'
morning.' Bass must be at least
14 inches in length.
For more information.
contact Julie Crews at (904)
368-3346 or Christina Crews at
(386),496-6109. :

UC baseball,
softball camp
Aug. 6-9
Ryan Sellers baseball-softball
conditioning camp will be held
Thursday, Aug. 6, through
SundayAug. 9, from 8 a.m.-3.
p.m. each day. :
Thie camp-wvill,take place
the 0JO. Phillips. Recreational
Complex located on S,R. 121
and will include 'instruction in ,
pitching, fielding., throwing,
base running and' hitting.
'ood and drinks will also be

anonymous group meets
every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.


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Tues., Thurs., Fri. 4-6pm

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complete the registration fo


Bradford .and Union counties
' health departments, the reason
the normal tetanus, booster
has been replaced with the
Tdap is because there has
been a resurgence"of pertussis
(whoopingcough) in the country
among teens'and adults-even.
among the elderly.
"'The tetanus, .diphtheria
and pertussis. vaccine is given'
to infants and it was once
believed there was no need to
give it beyond infancy. That
has now changed because of
the increase in the number of
cases of whooping cough," said

nations, toe
' Holland.
'Students. entering seventh
.grade will not 'be permitted
-to attend school: until proof
of proper immunizations
is received as mandated by- -
Florida law. .
To receive the required
vaccination, parents should,'
either take their child"to their
family pediatrician or to .the-
Bradford or Union County
health department. To contact
the health department, please:
Small (904) 964-7732 in Bradford
County or (386) 496.3211 'in. :
Union County. . :

two bounce houses and a city national IGA KidsFest Fun anid
fire truck water sprinkler.- 'Sun Sweepstakes for a chance
"We are very excited about to beoneof six national winners ,
our first annual back-to-school receiving $2,000, a Nintendo
carnival," said John 'Thomas, .Wij' gaming system, Nintendo
marketing and special events Wii Fit and two Razor scooters.
coordinator. Entry forms are now available .'
"Events like this give us the. at the store.
opportunity to interact with our Between July 26 andAug. 8,
.customers on more personal..,- Spires IGA ~ylof-ir y luable, :
level." ",v .'. sayings -.o, fas~iy.avorite .,.,,
In addition, 'a isoest .sbrands-includi'ng those'from:
in-stbre marketing event is the Coca-Cola Company,
taking place.hrough Aug. 15. Kraft 'Foods, Minte : Maid.
Throughout the period, the store. Juices, Nestle USA, Nestled :
will feature a number savings Purina PetCare Company, The
on family-favorite brands. J.M. Smucker Company and .
In addition, kids can enter the Unilever.
Look ih upcoming issues of ,
the Times for more information
about the back-to-school
carnival at Spires IGA.

drive to Lake City:or
(s .is now offering. :the '
F-BATnto anyone applying
se contact Susan or Pam -.l i
le an appointment for this lo ::and
irm . .

arge & Small Animal I

SMember of Pet Sitters International and
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1' '', Serving Keystone Heights, Melrose, Starke,
:) .S..J -Houthorne, and neighboring communities.
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Sunday 9am-9pm
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Keystone Heights
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Regional property appraiser offices.
Clay Couanty Property Appraiser Roger Suggs
(904) 284-6305 or online at
Bradford County Property Appraiser Jinmmy Alvarez
(904) 966-6216 or online at.
/Union Comity Property Appraiser Bruce Dukes
(386) 496-3431 or inline at

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Kids like to play school sports?
Dont forget ti get them a physical...
' Trace Croft of Lake Butler gets cleared to participate in sports by physician's
assistant Eliglo Lopprena. Now Is a good time for parents to make
appointments for their child's annual physical exam or sports physical before
the start of the new school year. Without health Insurance, the average cost of
a full physical exam can range between $l40-$160.
: : '. . ..' "" I

The records of the dental patients of EOr.
Philip Parsons, which were formerly
stored at., Dr. Jeff Smith's office in
Melrose, are now stored at Dr. Gregory
Allen's office atl, 7435 B Hwy 21 in
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tha'tpay come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare- on all
'tloie;'wYho dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray
always that you may 6ie counted worthy to escape all these things,that'will
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July 30, 2000 .RAPH, riMvis & MONITOR--A-SECTION Page 11A

UCHS lost a bit of history when oak trees were taken down...

Forexample, Long said students door posing a slip hazard,
who had once just filled the innumerable areas of erosion
seats in the classroom suddenly where the sidewalks or concrete
had something to say. pads leading to classrooms are
"Any time a topic starts a unearthed and breaking apart
classroom discussion,it'sagood and several air handlers openly
thing," said Long. "We had kids exposed to passersby (many
that wquld sit in the classroom already covered with years of
all year-you know the kind graffiti) also showing extensive

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BY TERESA STONE that don't
IRWIN bring their
Times Staff Writer b o o k s
to class,
On Monday, March 9, but just
students and teachers at Union come in
County High School were here' being
shocked to return to school tourists...
after the weekend to find their when, they
school courtyard destroyed. found out
What remained was a large those trees
amount of debris surrounding were cut
two useless stumps where there down, they
once stood enormous oak trees felt like
in excess of.60 feet tall.. something
Theincidenttookplaceshortly had been
after a well-loved teacher had s t o I e. n
fallen "and broken her hip on from them
a sidewalk somewhere bn the and they
school grounds. The decision- b e c a me
by the superintendent's office v' .e.r-y..
to remove the trees seems to involved.".
imply that the accident was V'e r y
caused by the trees. involved,
Exactly why the trees were indeed.
cut down and removed hasn't T h e
been made clear, but reports a c tua I
from the superintendent's age of the -
office included an email sent. trees is not
to science teacher Sam Long. k no w nw -'
that reads, "Mr. ICarltonl Faulk n.a n d
asked me to reply to your email ironically, Students and t
to him concerning the trees, a,. great weekend whei
People have tripped over the classroom n
roots that were protruding so project was n
they were removed (or safety lost on the
reasons. The leaves also caused fact that the weekend chopping
roof problems. In other areas took away the opportunity
of the school, tree roots have for teachers.-to at least show
caused sidewalks to buckle.. students howl to count. the rings.
Thanks for your concern." of a tree.
All of the sidewalks Questions arose such as,
surrounding and leading to "Why was this kept quiet?
the courtyard are well above Was this done without a public
ground level and show no signs meeting for citizen input? Were
of buckling. There are also no there not other alternatives
signs of protruding roots from before. hastily destroying a
the trees. Whht was found was piece of the school's history?"
a large gouge in the courtyard's Further, the history of the
sidewalk that was caused by trees could have been preserved
the equipment used to remove by replanting them somewhere
the trees. else in Union County, especially
With the trees completely following a time when the state
removed from the courtyard, has. lost so many. trees due to
no obvious roof damage can be recent hurricanes.
seen,, either, but the likelihood Several students brought up
that leaves and fallen acorns had different areas of the campus,
cluttered eaves is a probability, pointing out other hazards that
It is also probable that regular could cause people to trip and
trimming and maintenance fall or otherwise be injured
should have kept this to a. and wondered why no one was
minimum. worried abput fixing them, but
Accordingt+o. .h'e-e schools' -"two- beautrfuf-trees-,had -been
paving jri .atrns '-."hastily chopped down.
drawn uplf'keIf4tl' engineering Several areas of hazards
and obtained by the Times, .
back in 1996, new buildings
were added to the high school
which included a construction
class wing, business wing, a
physical education building
and a drafting arid home
economics wing. Those new
buildings appear to be quite
purposely constructed around
two large oak trees-possibly -
thought to enhance the school's
drainage system -and creating'
the school's courtyard. .
In the time of the drawing.
one oak stood at-58 feet and'the
other at 6Q . .... .
Besides providing shade and
beauty. a'maiure oak tree can ;Huge areas of concrete
consume nearly 500 gallons court are gouged, posing
of water a week- from. the. students often spend thel
ground. According to the U.:S It Is not believed that any
Geological Survey, a large oak Inthlis area, however, it dc
tree can transpire as much as something like thishas
40,000 gallons of water a year..' ethinglike this has
How the destruction.of these
trees-leaving 'nothing more :were, pointed out by students-
than ground soil--will affect,. to include a plumbing stack
the school's drainage system, protruding, from the ground
isn't yet clear. : :.: in themiddle. of the outdoor
The sprawling oaks provided -: cafeteria area, as well-as a few
a large amount of shade in the others that protrude from the
courtyard and to the buildings ground-in areas where students
surrounding them. Sidewalks. Walk on' the campus, a number
led to several picnic tables ', of' roofing downspouts that,
and a pathway was created by :.: -instead of diverting water onto
a. number of purple and gold "the ground or to a storm drain,
painted stepping ,stones that, are pointed to drain directly,
were shaped like Tiger paws, onto concrete walking areas
the school mascot. Besides an of the campus, a huge chunk
area that was once used as a of concrete sidewalk broken
gathering place for students, up just outside the gymnasium
teachers would sometimes
allow students to use the area to .
sit outdoors while doing their .
reading and studying.
What remains now is a
sun-beaten, hollow courtyard
where grass is now attempting .
to grow.' '
Soon after the trees were cut ... -... .
down, The Times was contacted, -
by a group of students who ."."
described feeling cheated' ia i ...
and were planning a protest.
Eventuallythese students were
constructively -redirected by ..
.concerned .teachers and the -
*students decided to instead "-' '
protest in silence by ,refusing "' "
to walk through the barren '
courtyard for the' remainder of The concrete sidewalk o
the school year. has a large crack and is
-One positiv thing that came has a e crack
out of thiS. iwas that students slip h
initiated classroom discussions.

There were no areas of protruding tree roots or
buckled sidewalks in the courtyard, however, the
workmen left.this.big gash in the sidewalk during the
' .. -- l.... -' ,,removal of thetrees.

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on this former racquetball
a safety hazard where ESE
r classroom's outdoor time.
yone hap ever been injured
oes make one question why
been left unattended to for
soil erosion.
One particular air handler
does have a chain link fence
around it,.but has a gate that is
not the proper size and is unable
to be properly closed or locked.
Along several sidewalks, there
are four-foot metal access
panels to the below-ground
electrical system. A number of
these panels are not sturdy, and
a person walking in heels (this
writer included) could easily
have their shoes get stuck..
These panels are also slippery
during times of rainfall and

outside a gymnasium door
broken up, posing a fall or

several have ends that are bent
upward and are known to have
caused many a student to trip
over them.
Some of the other areas
of safety concern include a
concrete slab that once served
as a racquetball court with huge
gouges in the concrete. This
area is outside a classroom

where ESE students have picnic
tables and spend a lot of thei
outdoor time. In fact, nearby
the students have planted
beautiful flower garden.
I Even these things Long sai

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can be turned into something
positive for students, and instill
a sense of pride in their school
by allowing them to take part in
the beautification and -safety of
their school campus.
The loss of the trees might
seem a little more plausible if
school board members had a
planned use for the courtyard
area and had shared that with
the students and teachers, This

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Large pieces of metal used for access panels to
underground wiring, arfe puqnd sidewalks throughout
.." ..-the schoolyardwi-Notontyarerthey.slippery when
wet, this one is benit, causing it to stick up from the
c sidewalk in the bottom right hand corner.
', is exactly what Long has in hopes the school board will be
a mind. open to when classes start back
To assist students in their up in August.
d frustrationandgi'vethemavoice,

Long, with the support of
fellow teachers, made a
slide show presentation
that encompassed how
students felt about the
"" The presentation
was shown to the
Environmental Club and
some of the students in
Gayle Boyle's and Long's
classes. A couple of other
students also requested
A disclaimer at the
openingofthe presentation
points out that it was not
done to trivialize the
well-respected teacher's
accident in any way.
Nor was the presentation
made to diminish the
importance of safety on
the school campus.
It reads, in part, "It
is our opinion that this
travesty need not have
happened. These trees
were inrio part responsible
for the accident and their
mindless destruction
he should have fallen at the
is far end of a list of safety
concerns that we should
have around our campus."
It is the hope of Long and
several students that perhaps.
the slideshow can be the start
of an environmental project that
can serve students for years to
come. What would be great,
Long said, is that students and
the community as a whole
be allowed t6 take part ip the
design and development of an
ecological system for outdoor
learning areas, something he

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teachers were shocked to find that two enormous oak trees had been chopped down over th
n they arrived for school on March 9 during the last school year. The exact age of the trees i
ot known, but according to site plans, In 1996, the trees stood 58 and 60 feet tall.

July 30, 2009

Mimbs readies for

school's opening
AT LEFT: Last Friday, while Keystone Heights
Elementary School staff had the day off, Principal Mary
Mimbs set to work trimming and weeding the hedges
and borders at the entrance to the school The last four
members of the school's custodial staff to survive
the budget cuts are too busy preparing the insides of
buildings and classrooms to do the flowerbeds, Mimbs
said. School volunteers may not arrive until September.
Mimbs said she didn't want kindergartners to arrive for
registration and see messy grounds out front. "This
is a passion, a commitment. This is what we do," she

camp set at
A basketball camp will be
held at Keystone Heights High
School, Aug. 3-6, from 1-4:30
p.m. Boys and girls,in grades 4-
11 are invited to join. The camp
fee. is.$85.
Registration forms are
available at KHHS'. Parents. and
students may al so contact Coach
Payton Capper, at (352) 475-
9346 for further information.

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this problem.
"No family has been left
untouched by .this. It is an
epidemic and we will continue
to strike out at those in
violation and try to work wilh
the families of those affected
and provide some outreach and.
counseling resources. It's not
going to be solved overnight,"
Whitehead said.
The following. people were
arrested in the recent sweeps in
Bradford and Union counties
bytask force officers:
Ike Norman Bradford, 40,
of Starke was arrested July 16
and charged with four counts
of possession of crack cocaine
with the intent to distribute and
four 'counts of sale of crack
- -cocaine, within,-l-00O-feet of a-
public park. Total bond was set
at $200,000.
James Lester Garland, 26,
of Providence was arrested July
23 and charged with trafficking
in a controlled substance.
James Rodney., Lucas -Jr.,
28, of Starke was arrested July
16 and charged With two counts
of sale of a controlled substance
and two counts of sale or
possession of a controlled
substance within 1,000 feet of a
protected area or facility. Total
bond was set at $100,000.
Jessica Shaquita Mayo,'25,
of Lake Butler was arrested
July 23 and charged with two
counts of sale of a controlled
c substance. Total bond was set
at $5,000 a-i stfiieiniii insed in
. jail as of press time.
Calvin Martin Jr., 52. of
Starke was arrested July 16.
and charged with two counts of
sale of a controlled substance
and one count of possession or
sale of a controlled substance
within 1,000 feet of a protected
area or facility. Total bond was
set at. $75,000. .
Claude Whitehead Jr., 47,

of Lake Butler was arrested
July 23 and charged with sale
or delivery of a controlled
Paul A. McCloud, 41, of
Starke was arrested July 16
and charged with possession
of crack cocaine with intent to
distribute and delivery of crack
cocaine. Total bond was set at
Ethan Etienne Anderson,
29, of Raiford was arrested July
23 and charged with possession,
sale and delivery of narcotics.
Truin Blye, 37, of Starke
was arrested 'July 16 and
charged with four counts of sale
of a controlled substance, three
counts of sale or possession of
a controlled substance within
1,000 feet of a protected area
or facility and one count of
resisting an officer with
violence. Total bond was set at
-$205,000. --..-.-------
Emanual Donny Starling, 19,
of Lake Butler was arrested July
23 and charged with trafficking
in a controlled substance and
dispensing medication without
a license.
Dustin Phillip Douglass,
24, of Starke was arrested July
16 and charged with two counts
of sale of a controlled substance
and two counts of possession or
sale of a controlled substance
within 1,000 feet of a-protected
area or facility. Total bond was
set at $100,000.
John Andrew Slocum Jr.,
27, of Lake Butler was arrested
July 23 and charged with three
counts of sale or delivery of
marijuana within 1,000 feet
of. a school and possession of
Mario Paul Sammartino III,
31, of Starke was arrested July
21 and charged with possession
or sale of a controlled
substance, .possession 'of less
than 20 grams of cannabis
(marijuana), possession of drug
paraphernalia and aggravated
abuse. Total bond was set at

Emory Beck has been watching this pineapple grow
for the last six months. Last Thursday, he cut it. He's
expecting as many as seven fresh pineapples from his
bushes by the end of the year.

KH's Beck

expects bumper

pineapple crop

Monitor Editor.
Keystone Heights resident
Emory Beck grows pineapples.
He has a plant in each ofjhe
large pots that sit irr two rows
along one side of his lawn.
He gets two or three
pineapples every year. That is,
until this year, when he expects
six pineapples and maybe seven
by the end of the year.,
His pineapples are big and
look just lik(the ohes y6u see
in the supermarket, except they
are still green and still on the
bush. He said his pineapples
are as tasty as store bought
pineapples, too; if not more so.
Beck started the hobby with
\eight pineapples he brought
back from,a trip to Hawaii in
the 1970s. He cut the tops. off
the fruits and planted them.
They .grew long, exploratory
stems, he called "red suckers"
and eventually those turned
into new plants. -
Occasionally hfie had no
pineapples on his bushes and.
his wife brought one home
from the supermarket. He cut
the tops off those and they also
grew. By now, he has between
20 and 30 pineapple plants.
This year, Beck is especially
excited he has-
been watching mature and
ripen for the last six months.
The pineapple has seven heads
on it, he said. Last week, he cut
it off the bush.
The head or crown of the
pineapple is the spiny topknot
the rest of us cut off and toss
in the trash. Beck. will plant all

seven of the topknots. on his
prize pineapple and will get
seven new plants-
Eventually, they too will
produce pineapples.
--During. -the winter, Beck
leaves the plants out in the
yard, but covers them up with
a heavy cloth. He puts a small'
heater underneath, and sets
-it to come on when the air
temperature reaches freezing'.
Beck said anybody car grow
pineapples. All you, need is a
plneapple'wiTh'a'ttpklot, and a
clay pot with some good soil in
it. He also adds Miracle Grow
once a month. That and some
patient waiting is all that's
required, he said.
Beck is retired from the
Federal Reserve in Jacksonville.
He also served in the Keystone
Heights Volunteer Fire
Department for more than 20

Continued from p. 1A
their surroundings at all times.
He advised them to use extra
caution and be especially
observant during houif of
darkness. .He advised pathway--
users to keep a watchful eye
on children and to not comply
with requests from strangers.
Perry said he would also advise
pathway users to have a cell
phone'with them at all times.
Perry encouraged' Lake
Region residents not to hesitate
to call the sheriff's office to
report any suspicious activity.

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sat in the smashed truck.
. Griffis received serious
Injuries and was transported by
Bradford County Emergency
Medical Services to Shands
Damage to the GMC was
estimated at $3.000. Damage
to the Chevrolet was estimated
at $2.000.

Get over the idea that only
children should spend their
time in' study. Be a student
so long as you still have
something to learn, and this
will mean all your life.
Henry L. Doherty
1870-139Q, American

Read as you taste fruit
or savour wine, or enjoy
friendship, love or life.
Holbrook Jackson

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The Brooker Town Council would like to
invite the citizens of Brooker and the
surrounding area to join us for a town hall
meeting. The meeting is called to only discuss
the proposed.-Park Improvement Project-to be
funded by the Florida Recreation Development
Assistance Program The meeting will be held
on Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00..p.m. at the
Brooker Community Center building.


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Section B: Thursday July S0;-2009

Regional News

News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region area

Members of 631st leave with well wishes, thanks

Telegraph Staff Writer
A large crowd of family,
well-wishers' and government
officials, including Gov.
Charlie -Crist, packed the
family life center at Starke's
Madison Street Baptist Church
for a July 27 deployment
ceremony for the Florida
National Guard's 631st
Maintenance Company,
prompting Florida's adjutant
general, Maj. Gen. Douglas
Burnett, to heap high praise on
the community.
"I've done many of these
since I've been the adjutant
general," Burnett said. "I can
tell you, Starke, Florida, is at
the very top of those cities that
support the National Guard.
You deserve a round of
The largest round of
applause, though, was saved
for those men and women of
the 631s", which is based in
Starke. The company left July
28 for Fort McCoy, Wis., for
preparatory training and will
later go to Iraq to support
Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Willie Wright, a member of
the 631"s, admitted to being
overwhelmed by seeing such a
turnout at the church.
"It touches my heart to know
that we /have this much
support," 6e said.
Company member Danny
Nugent, who is also a Starke
city commissioner, said such
support lets him know that his
loved ones. will be in good
hands during his absence. .
"It's like. a famil.
environment," Nugent "said.
"We support each other."
The ceremony's keynote
speaker was Crist, who said
such support is the most
important thing the members
of the 631" can receive during
this time. .
"Your love, your caring,
your concern and compassion
will stay with them and give
them strength," Crist said.-
However, the governor
emphasized that the members
of the 631i"' have more than just
family and friends standing
behind them.
"With your deployment to
Iraq, know this: All of'Florida
stands, with you,': Crist said..
"All of America stands with
you. You are true heroes and

Starke's Zack .
Wilson (left), a
member of the ,\
631st _
shakes hands '
with and ,
receives well
wishes from
Florida Rep.
Janet-Adkins. .

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Carlton Williams Jr., who
is 3, clings to his father,
Carlton Williams Sr.
Williams is from DeLand.

in the history of our state and
country. Whenever the. need
arises, the National Guard is
Crist said such support
means the 631s' members will
never be alone despite being
overseas and so far from' those
who love them.
"When these young men and
women leave us, they don't
:really leave us," Ctist said.
"Not. at all. We're there with
them every step of the way."
Capt. Maria Garcia, the
commander of. the. 631s1, told
the crowd she and the rest of
the company considered it a
privilege to go overseas and
help "plant the seed of
democracy in the country of
Iraq." She added it was an
honor for her to lead the
".*company-a company that is
ready-to, take on the mission at
"Let me ensure you that they
are well-trained, well-equipped
and ready to. successfully do
their jobs and return home
safely," Garcia said.
Zack Wilson, a 2007
Bradford High School
graduate who has been a

Blake Stahler,
who is 5, gets a
hug from his
father, Randall
Stahler prior to
the start of the
Stahler, who
lives in Starke,
also shared
moments with
his wife,
Frances, and 1-
year-old son,

member of the 631"' for two
years, knows what it's like to
leave home and miss his loved
ones. However, that was only
for basic training, which did
not take place in a war zone.
That makes this trip away from
home more difficult, but
Wilson said he knew this time
would come eventually. He is
looking forward to it.
"I'm just proud of what
we're doing," he said. "We
know it's got a good purpose."
Wright, a 13-year member
of the Guard, said he thinks of
leaving his family and friends
behind, as well as his full-time
job with the Department of
Corrections, but added he is
not stressing over the situation.
This is something he has
always wanted to do since
leaving the regular military
and then joining the Guard. He
considers it work done for his.
children, grandchildren and
future- .generations in this
See DEPLOY, p. 5B

SGov. Charlie Crist (left) says some kind words about Capt. Maria Garcia, the
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Girls State gives BHS student taste of government

Telegraph Staff Writer
What did you do this.
Take a family vacation?
Volunteer at a children's
summer camp or at your
church's vacation Bible
Get a part-time job?
Sit around the house, taking.
the opportunity to enjoy some
lazy days while school was
- All are possible answers
high school students could

give upon beiqg asked how
they spent their time away
from school, but how about
debating bills up for adoption
at your state's capitol or
.holding a position of
responsibility at the state
Emilie Meng, Who is
preparing to enter her senior-
year at Bradford High School,
can say she did that, in a sense,
after being selected-to attend
American Legioni Auxiliary
Girls State,- which was held in
Tallahassee July 2-10..

"It was a -good learning
experience and something I'll
never forget," said Meng.
daughter of Chris and l.anda
Meng. "I was very fortunate to
be chosen as the senior from
Bradford High.'
Meng, selected by members
of the American Legion Post
. 56 Auxiliary in Starke, was
one of 300 teenage girls who
participated in the nine-day
program, which ,gave them an
opportunity '.to learn how
-government works. The girls
did spend time in classrooms,

Taking time to pose for a picture outside the Capitol are Emilie Meng (far right) and
four otgier American Legion Auxiliary Girls State participants. -


much as they would in their
own high schools, but acting
out parliamentary procedure
and holding their own
elections helped enhance the
* educational process, Meng
"It was a learning-by-doing
process ," Meng said. "That's
what really helped."
Much of her time was spent
on the Florida State University
campus, but Meng and the
other participants made three
trips to the Capitol building.
Meng "said the participants
were basically the only ones
around because of the July 4
holiday, but she did get to
meet Chief Financial officer
Alex Sink and Commissioner
of Agriculture Charles
Capitol sights that impressed
Meng were the rotundas in the
.House and Senate chambers.
She also enjoyed touring the
former capitol building.,
"It was just a breathtaking
experience," Meng said.
Meng said she really
enjoyed sitting in one of the
chairs in the House of
Representatives. It was very
Comfortable, she said', but she
thinks she knows why: because
representatives spend so much
time sitting in.them. Meng said
she and her fellow Girls State
attendees spent three or four
hours in the House presenting
and debating bills.
Each participant had the
chance to introduce a bill.
Meng said' she and another
participant wentin..together on
wa bill 'that was ultimately shot
do% n. Being questioned about
the bill and listening to
discussion made an impact on
Meng as to just how difficult it
is for a bill to be passed -in real
"All the girls had so.many
'. different opinions and so many
l. different beliefs," she said.
See MENG, p. 4a

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Williams honored to be church's first full-time pastor

Telegraph Staff Writer
Keystone Presbyterian
Church will have been a part
of the community for 20 years
come October, but the church
had never had a full-time
That changed in late May
when Brad Williams was
welcomed with open arms and
hugs. That type of friendliness
and care, which was evident
before he accepted the
position, helped seal the deal
when Williams and his family-
made the move from Jackson,
Miss., to Keystone.
"When I came for my
interview, I honestly felt like-
and I told the committee this-
I was sitting down with friends
just talking," Williams said. "It
didn't seem ljke an interview
at all. It really was very loving
and warm. That's the real
strength of this church."
Williams was serving as
director of youth at Trinity
Presbyterian Church in
Jackson while attending
Reformed Theological
Seminary. He was looking for
a position as a senior pastor.
He learned of the position at
Keystone Presbyterian via the
He had heard of. Gainesville
and Jacksonville and had been
to each city at least once, but
Williams was unfamiliar with,
Keystone Heights. nothing
like Jackson, which Williams
-guessed has a population
between 100,000 and 200,000
in. its, metro area. The
neighborhood his family lived
in had a Wal-Mart, a Target
and just about -ny restaurant
one could think 9f, he said. -
STo then move to Keystone
and discover none of that wa's
a bit of a shock, Williarris said,
but his family does not mind.
"The way we, have been
embraced by the' people has
made up for any lack in other
areas," he said.
Keystone Presbyterian
Church began as a.,
riondqnominational chlirch"
called Chapel of the Lakes on
Oct. 15, 1989. It was formed
by Ed Teague, who had served
as the youth 'director at
Keystone United Methodist-
Church. Teague pastored the
church the -majority of its
existence but did so on a part-
time baj while still holding.

Keystone Presbyterian Church was founded by Ed Teague in 1989. Teague served
as its pastor until his death in 2006.

down a job as a %sales
representative. He died Sept.
25, 2006, at the age of 61 after
a battle with cancer.
When Williams learned of
the history of the church and
the work Teague had done, it
was almost hard to believe he
was in the running to become
the ,church's first full-time
pastor. He said on the ride to
the Jacksonville Airport after
his first interview, he thought
about how humbled he was to
be a top candidate and to be
considered for the big move
the church was making.
"It's an honor for me to. be
the guy they went with to lead
them in a full-time capacity,"
said Williams, who is the third
senior pastor in the church's
The road to becoming a
pastor began, when he was a
child in Dothan, Ala. Williams
remembers returning home
from church-he said he was
anywhere from 10 to 12-and
telling his mother he thought
God wanted him to become a
However,.Williams admitted
that thought became lost as he
progressed'through his teenage ,
"I did what a lot of people
do," he said; "I got to high
schooL and friends and having
a good time were more

Brad Williams is not only the new pastor at Keystone'
Presbyterign Church, but the church's first-ever full-
time pastor. He has been at the church since late

the ministry," he said.
What followed was what
Williams described as a
domino effect. He returned
home to Dothan following the.
discipleship. program. The
youth pastor at First
Presbyterian Church in Dothan
left his position a couple of
days after Williams' return. He
was asked if he would
volunteer with the youth. He
"I kind of felt at that point I
had some struggles as a young
man," Williams said. "In light
of my own struggles, I just
- thought if God. could ever use
me 4o help someone avoid
some of the major issues I
faced in life, theh I wanted to
do that."
That began in 2000. From
the church in Dothan,
Williams moved to Evergreen
Presbyterian Church in
Tennessee and then to Trinity
in Jackson.
Being a senior pastor is.a bit
different in that noiv the buck.
stops with him, speak,
Williams said'. Now, instead of

just focusing on youth, he said
he "is responsible for entire
Sure, it was daunting to take
the pulpit for the first time as a
senior pastor, Williams said,
but it was what he has been
working toward and what he
has been led to.
"It has been a. good change,"
he said. "I tell you, it's right. I
was ready for it, no doubt
about that."
Now that he is settling in--
his first service was May 24-
Williams said he would like to
see Keystone Presbyterian
Church eventually start a
prison ministry andperhaps a
ministry that serves children in
some capacity, such as
specifically targeting orphans.
More than anything, though,
he wants the church to be a
place where "people can come
in and be loved."
When not putting in hours at
.the church, Williams is putting
in hour at home. He has
hobbies such as reading,
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SReader says
christians don't
realize reality
Dear Editor:
I am quite sure, as Rosha
Smith says, that Mitchell
Brown is a good Christian
man. I did not dispute that.
But being a good Christian
man does not make you right
when you make statements that
are not backed up by facts.
If, as Christians insist, God:
created men and women, then
yes, he did make Adam and
Eve and Adam and Steve. But
Christians, as always, deny
science when it does not agree
with their beliefs.
Christians take the attitude
that the' Bible, which was
"written by people who know
nothing about the human body,
viruses, plagues, etc., much
less about nature in general
(lightning, earthquakes, etc.),
says such and such jo it must
be true. So they stick, their
heads in their Bible .and don't
want to face the ugly truth that
science is true.
Bible writers know nothing
about DNA, genes,
chromosomes, cells or
anything else about the human
body. They had no idea that
drinking to excess, smoking,
using drugs or other things

could result in deformities, in
childbirth for example.
Because Christians don't
want science to be right, they
never ruminate about the body
at all. Such as why did the
Creator endow us with an
appendix which is of
absolutely no use, but can kill
you if it bursts? Why were our
eyes rpade upside down and
backward? Why do we have
the remnant of a tail bone that
is totally useless? It's best not
to question such things!
Yet, Christians will take
medicine when they are ill,
have cancers removed, have
hip and knee replacements,
drive automobiles, and on and
on-all developed by science,
not the bible.
I don't try to change
anyone's faith. But faith
clashes with reality constantly
and Christians just don't want
to face reality.
Robert E. Bransford

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Dear Editor: "-
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Saturday, Oct. 3, we will be
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Who says work isn't fun? A smiling Emilie Meng (far left), pictured with two other
American Legion Auxiliary Girls State participants, drafts a plan on the
Department of Corrections' responsibilities in helping out in a given mock disaster
(flooding on the east coast). M ng served as the head of the Department of
Corrections during the insight-into-government activity.

Continued from page 2B

The stated purpose of Girls
State is to encourage students'
participation in the democratic
process when they are of age
by "affording them the
opportunity to live together as
self-governing citizens and
informing them of the duties,
privileges, rights and
responsibilities of American
citizenship." In terms of
making that statement a
reality, the 300 participants are
divided into "cities" of 25'
each. Each city has an informal
election for a mayor.
Each participant has a
roommate. The two roommates
are members of different
political parties, either
Federalist or Nationalist.
Elections are held on various
positions within state
government designed to give
participants knowledge on a
howv a two-party system works.
A pep rally coincided with
the elections, which was a fun
_event, Meng said .....
"We got to make T-shirts
and be creative," she said.
Meng wound up holding the

Continued from page 3B

fishing and playing; golf, but
for the ,,moment, ,.those-,
Sactivities, are !n:t Ihold a,,he,
devotes', his- free -time to -his-
family., which consists of his
wife, Rachel, and four
children, who range in age
from I to 5.;
"For now, my wife stays at
home with all four of them all
day, so when I come home, I
really try to take some of the
burden off her and let her have
i some rest time," Williams said.
However, like any good

plans Clay

Teacher Expo
The Clay County Chamber
Foundation will host the third
annual Teacher Appreciation
Expo presented by Sylvan
Learning on Aug. 18 at the
Thrasher-Home Conference
Teachers will receive a

position of head of the
Department of Corrections.
"My daddy was happy when
I told him that," she said. Her
father is a correctional officer.
Besides learning the ins and
outs of the political process
and acting out parliamentary
procedure, Meng enjoyed
being part of a university
atmosphere. Sitting in a lecture
hall on the FSU campus that
comfortably seated all 300
Girls State participants and
Girls State staff, but still had
empty seats remaining, was
impressive, she said.
"It was a really neat
experience getting to see what
college students actually do at
the universityy" Meng said.
Meng also' had high praise
for the. food made available to
the Girls State participants, but
more than anything, she said
she enjoyed the camaraderie
the most during her time in
Tallahassee. She still keeps in
contact with foqr people. she
met and became close. to at
Girls State and was able to
meet people not only from
other parts of Florida, but who
were of different ethnic
backgrounds. She met two,
girls from Ethiopia and one
from. Latvia. A -suitemate was

mother, Rachel doesn't rest
"She still does a lot, even
When I'm here,," Williams said.
When the children are
tended to and there is a bit of
down time and a chance to
rest. Williams-and his % ife tan
and enjoy a bit of a laugh.
Williams said neither he nor
his wife wanteditO make the
move to JackVi,' Miss., but
after they .- did, Rachel
proclaimed the 'family would
not move to Florida and would
not move to a small town.'
Now, here they are, in a
small town that happens to be
in Florida.

recycled tote bag to carry the
items for their classroom. Door
prizes to be given away
throughout the expo, including
a ,twb-night stay at Suburban
Extended Stay Hotel in the
Orlando area, gift cards and a
leather recliner. The expo is
free to teachers in Clay County
and open to chamber members,
participating in the event as a
gold, silver or bronze sponsor,
classroom partners or food
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"It was a really good
experience getting to know all
the girls," Meng said.
Girls State sessions are held
throughout the country with
approximately 20,000 rising
high school seniors taking part
each year. Meng was selected
after interviewing with
members of the auxiliary of
American Legion Post 56.
Stated qualifications for those
selected include an interest tn
government, leadership ability,
good character and honesty,
scholastic standing,
cooperativeness, community
participation and service.
Meng had. an interest in
government. Now, she has a
better understanding of it.
"It was really good learning
about all of it and knowing
what goes on because so many
people have no idea how
government works," she said.

Having said that, Meng
Should definitely encourage
anybody who is selected by an
American Legion auxiliary to
attend the annual event.
"I'm definitely glad I went,"
she said. "It was different from
what I expected. It was h lot
better than what I expected."

"We kind of get a chuckle
out of that because we love it
here. We absolutely love it
here," Williams said. "I, just
think God has a sense of
humor. It just reminds us that
God knows what we need
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Capt. Maria
Garcia (center),
the commander
of the 631a
Company, is
presented with
the state flag.
She is pictured
with Gov.
Charlie Crist
(left) and
general, Maj.
Gen. Douglas

Willie Wright (right) of Starke shares a laugh with Louise Dyal Miller, wno was.
handing out pocket crosses she made.

Lanny Nugent (center), a Starke city commissioner, is one of the members' of the
631s Maintenance Company, which is currently training in Wisconsin in
preparation for deployment to Iraq. Nugent is pictured with (I-r) Starke City Clerk,
Linda Johns, hip wife, Melissa, Florida Rep. Janet Adkins and Starke Mayor Wilbur

Continued from page 1B
"I'm just going to do what
I'm supposed to do as far as
what they've trained me for,
d6 the mission and come back
home and be with my family,"
Wright said.
Jeremy Rhoden, a 2000
Bradford High School
graduate, recently joined the
company, being hired full time'
as a training officer. He will
not be making the trip to Iraq,
but knows what his fellow
*f **" t > /

soldiers are going through. He
returned recently from .a
yearlong deployment to Iraq as
a member of the 356,h Combat
Support Company out of Lake
Rhoden said this would be
the most hectic time of the
deployment since no one really
knows what. he' or she is
getting into. Jt will become
easier for the .631s' members
once they are actually overseas
and performing their mission.
In fact, his time overseas went
really fast, Rhoden said.
"I had a good time," he said.
"I actually enjoyed it. If it
)l LI I t - ) -- J t I ./i, ',

wasn't for my family, I'd go
with.these guys."
Nugent, a 13-year member
of the Guard, and everyone
else who is making the trip,
though, have to leave their
families behind. Those
families are not truly left alone
thanks to the 631st
Maintenance Company's
family readiness group,
coordinated by Mindy Malone
along with Shannon Bell. The
group exists to put care
packages together and take
care of any maintenance issues
as well as boosting morale.
Burnett, during the
ceremony, .told .-the families
present if something broke and
neded' fixilg, tihe ; should
contact the family readiness
group. He then added they
could call him as well.
"I'll get there with my
toolbox," Burnett said. "I'm
'sure I .can muster enough
Guardsmen to come help fix
the problem."
Fixing things happens to be
what the 631" Maintenance
Company is all about. The
company, though it has been
training in areas such as crowd
control and basic ,urban
operations in preparation for
deployment, specializes .in
maipteynce of wheeled
vehicles, ,. weapons,
communications equipment
and night-vision gear.

. Nugent said it is a good
feeling to help soldiers in other
units successfully perform
their tasks.
"When they've completed
their mission and -have done
their job, we have a sense of
pride because we helped them
accomplish it," he said.
In light of Crist's closing
remarks, the efforts of the
members of the 631"s
Maintenance Company
deserve thanks from so many
more than those soldiers who
are allowed to carry out their
"On behalf of almost 20
million Floridians, I thank
you," Crist said. "That's the
most important thing I can say
to you. Thank you... We
appreciate you. We honor you.
You are true heroes. God bless
each and every one of you."
Garcia, too, thanked the
company members in her
closing remarks.
"To my soldiers, thank you
for your patience, your
dedication, your sacrifice and
your service," Garcia said.
"Rest assured that all your
hard work and commitment
does not go unnoticed. I thank
you, your family thanks you
and your country thanks you."

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Randall Stahler (right) stands during the ceremony,
which featured speeches by Florida's adjutant
general, Maj. Gen. Douglas Burnett, Florida Gov.
,Charlie Crist and 631 commander Capt. Maria

Robin Lanzoni (right) of Cape Coral looks on as her son, Robbie, takes a picture of
his father, Timothy Lanzoni.

Michale Marchant of Gibsonton holds the 631st flag *
during the ceremony.

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Eaves, Bradley
to wed Aug. 14
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Eaves of
Lawtey announce the
upcoming marriage of their
daughter, Kasey Eaves, to
Brandon Bradley of Starke,
son of Kimbo and Brenda
Forsyth of Starke and Kevin
Bradley of Keystone Heights.
The wedding will be an
event of Aug: 14, 2009, at
Madison Street Baptist
Church. A reception will
follow at the Charley E. Johns
Conference Center. No local
invitations are being sent; only
for guests out of town.
The bride-elect is a graduate
of Bradford High School,
Santa Fe College and the
University of Florida. She is
employed by KidTalk and is a
member of Madison Street
Baptist Church.
The groom-elect is also a
graduate of Bradford High
School and First Coast
Technical Center and 'is
employed by Alachua County
Fire and Rescue.

Kyle Wright (second from right) is the newest
member of Primary Care Center. He joins (1-r) Kennon
Wright, Richard Wright and Blake Wright.

Meet newest member of staff

at Primary Care Center

Dr. Richard Wright wishes
to announce the newest
. member to the medical staff of
The Primary Care Center.
Dr. Wright is joined by his
third and youngest son, Kyle
Wright, at The Primary Care
Center. A recent graduate as a
'physician's assistant from the
University of Florida, Dr. Kyle
Wright joins his father and two
older brothers, Blake and
Kennon, who both work at the
Dr. Richard Wright began
practicing medicine in 1977
and took his practice to Lake
City in that same year, where
he has since been a pillar to the

Dr. Wright's oldest son,
Blake, has served as the chief
executive officer since 2006.
His second son, Kennon,
joined as the sonographer with
three registries in vascular,
echo and pediatric echo in
2007. Now, Dr. Wright's third
son, Kyle, has joined the
family business, taking on the
responsibilities as a physician
For further information on
The Primary Care Center or
the Wright family, please
contact Justin Boulter at (386)
984-0255, or by email at

Kimberly Dugger

Dugger receives
. .Kimberly E. Dugger. of,
keystonee Heights received a`;
doctorate degree in educational
leadership from Nova
University at a graduation
ceremony held in Fort
,Lauderdale in June.
A 1,976 graduate of Orange
Park High School, Dugger.
went on to the University of
Florida where she earned a
bachelor's degree in education.
Ever committed to learning
and furthering her commitment
to better education in all
schools, she next achieved a .
master's degree in educational
leadership at Florida State
Dugger said she is proud of
the many years she spent in
Clay County where she
worked as a teacher and
administrator. She now resides
in St. Augustine where she
-serves as program specialist
!for the St. Johns County
School system applying her
experience of continuous
school improvement.
Dugger is the daughter of
Betty Stubbs and the late
Clyde E. Stubbs of Keystone

Cheerleaders complete camp

Elite Cheerleading of Starke
conducted its first summer
cheer camp at USA
Gymnastics of Florida in
Starke, July 13-16.
In only three hours each day,
the girls who attended the
'camp were able to learn a two-
minute 30 second .All Star
competition-style routine and
perform for their friends and
family at 'the conclusion of
Thursday's practice. .
Each of the participants were
introduced to all of the

elements of a routine,
including motions, jumps,
basic tumbling, cheer, stunts
and dance. The young
cheerleaders were Emilie
Dowell, Maya Farmer,
Stephanie NesSmith and Emily
The students were instructed
by Taylor Elite All Star
veterans Blaire Allbritton and
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checkpoints at the following
locations in Bradford and
Union counties:
Bradford County-C.R.
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C.R. 225, C.R. 229, C.R. 221,
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S.R. 121, S.R. 16, C.R. 18,
S.R. 231, C.R. 229, S.R. 238,
S.R. 18, C.R. 231.

UCHS football

reserve seats
go on sale
Tickets for the reserved
seating section at Union
County High School football
games will go on sale to last
year's ticket holders starting
Monday, Aug. 3, through
Thursday, Aug. 20. The cost is
$50 per seat for five home
Scats will be made available
to the general public after Aug.
Tickets may be purchased, at
the high school Mondays-
Thursdays, between 8 a.m. and -
4 p.m.

Fall vegetable
gardens at
Garden Club
The Garden Club of the
Lakes is sponsoring a seminar
on fall gardens on Saturday,
Aug. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to
The program is presented by
the University of Florida
Saturday ,Garden Program and
will be held at the Keystone
Heights City Hall's. council
meeting room, 555 S.
Lawrence Blvd.
Registration is $5 per person
to cover cost of refreshments.
The registration deadline is
Aug. 18. There will be no
registration available at the
door. Seating is limited.

Tife seminar will include
selecting and preparing the
garden site, growing tipg',
what to plant, 'and
pests of the fall and winter
The instructor will be
Raymond Zerba, extension
horticulture agent for Clay
Send a check to Garden
Club of the Lakes, P.O. Box
595, Keystone Heights, FL
32656. Include name, number
of people registering and a
telephone number.

Youth fall
sport sign-ups
begin Aug. 8
The Melrose Youth Sports
Association will be registering
for its fall baseball and soccer
programs on Saturdays in
August, beginning Aug. 8,
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
association's concessions

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Celebrating our 17th Anniversary

1992- 2009
I knew early in my life that I would be working in a
career with numbers. My high school counselor in.
1972 told me I should go into the banking industry
because I was so strong in math. Well, little did I know
that I would get a job working with math but it would
not be in banking but in land surveying.
I was out of school for a few months before graduation
and was looking for a job when a friend of mine, who
was working in Clewiston, told me he heard some men
talking about an opening with a land surveyor. I went
to Clewiston and was hired as a rodman. I worked :
there for a few months before returning to Starke to
graduate from high school. After graduation, I decided
not to return to Clewiston and workedF other jobs
before'oetting married to my sweetheart, Sheila (Now
you know why I didn t go back to Clewiston).
In September of 1973, I began working for Merrill G. I work hands-on with each
McMillan, the local surveyor. Pat Welchwas the 'crew reyingob and visit each site.
chief for Mr. McMillan and he and I worked together surveying o and visit each site.
until Mr. McMillan retired in 1978.
At this time, Pat started his land surveying business and asked me if I
would work for him. Working for Pat was very enjoyable .for me. I
remember the day he told me he was promoting me to crew chief. I was
very happy to.get this responsible charge position. A crew
chief is in charge of the field crew and the field work under
Surveying the supervision of the surveyor. While int this position, I did
mortgage surveys for the local real estate agents, boundary
is my surveys, route surveys for Florida Power & Light and right of
passion way surveys for Bradford County (Forsyth Road, etc.) to
name just a few. I held this position until about 1985 when I
and lam left to go to wopk for an engineering firm in Jacksonville.
Sadedicaated This lasted only about 6 months before the surveying
department was laid off.
to it 100% In a few weeks, I went to work for Matthew Griffis Land
Surveyor in Middleburg. Knowing that I wanted to be a
licensed land surveyor, I needed some office experience.
Matthew was not in a position to bring me out of the field
into the office so I spoke with Pat about returning to work
for him to get that office experience. In 1987, I began working for Pat again and gained'the office
experience I take the state exam. .
In 1992, I passed the state exam and was licensed as a Registered Land Surveyor in the State of
Florida. Sheila and I began talking about opening a business of our own. It was a step of faith I took
since I knew nothing about running an office. But Sheila did. So, in September 1992, we started
Ray Daugherty Land Surveyor. Sheila ran the office during the day while me and Robert Dawkins,
my rodmrian/draftsman, worked in the field. It was hard for a few months until a friend of mine, Brian
Padgett, told me of some work at RGC, a mining company in Green Cove Springs. This job really
got me on my feet and I have never looked back since.
Sheila and I have two children, Rene Spriggle, who works for Cassels Christian Academy and
Jason Daugherty who works With us here in the family business as my crew chief. We have three
grandchildren: Alexis Spriggle who is 14 years old; Dalton Spriggle who is nine years old and little
Jayden Daugherty who is three years old. Sheila is the vice-president of the company and runs the
day to day operation of the office as well as drawing all the maps. She is also a Realtor with
Coldwell Banker Smith and Smith Realty.
Knowing what is going )n in the surveying profession is very important to me. To help me
accomplish this, I am a member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), the
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), and the Florida Surveying and Mapping
Society (FSMS). I attend classroom continuing education' classes which gives me the opportunity to
get clarification on a subject from an instructor which i cant get from the home courses and the
chance to mingle and speak with other dedicated surveyors. I also receive several magazines.
Surveying is my PASSION and it is all I do. You-will find me in the office to be of service to you
anytime unless I am out inspecting a job that is in progress or one that has been completed. We
provide mortgage surveys, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, subdivision design, construction
layout, route surveys, right of way surveys and RTK GPS surveys to name just a new. Our service
areas include, but are not limited to, Bradford, Baker, Clay (Middleburg & Keystone Heights) and
Union County. We are the only land surveying company who is a member of the North Florida
Regional Chamber of Commerce, the local chamber for this area.
In closing, I want to thank my family, my friends and this community for supporting us the last 17
years and we look forward to serving you for many more years to come. Please feel free to come by
our office anytime.

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arrests in
Clay or Union
The following individual.'
were arrested recently by local
law enforcement officers in
Bradford, Union or Clay
(Keystone Heights area)
Sheree Renae Jackson, 24,
of Jacksonville was arrested
July 20 for grand theft. Bond
was set at $5,000 and she was
released on bond July 21.
Tommy Lynn Crews, 29, of
Starke was arrested July 20 by
Bradford County Sheriff's
Office (BCSO) deputies for
failure to appear in court on
bail for an original
misdemeanor charge. He was
released on his own
recognizance July 20.
Joshua Allen Ward, 19, of
Lawtey was arrested July 20
by Lawtey Police Department
(LPD) officers for failure to
appear in court on bail for an
original misdemeanor charge.
B9nd was set at $4,000 and he
remained in jail as of press
time. ".
Ira Allen Prevatt, 46, of
Hampton was arrested July 21
by BCSO. deputies for failurT
to appear in court on bail for
an original misdemeanor
charge. Bond was set at $2,000
and he was released on bond
July 21.
Robert Lee Allen, 50, of
Starke was arrested July 21 for
disorderly intoxication. Bond
was, set at $1,000 and he
remained in jail as of press
Cody W. McClenaghan, 20,
of Starke was arrested July 21
by BCSO deputies for
trespassing. Bond was set at
$500 and he was released on
bond July 21.
Kevin Levern Jenkins. 35, of
Starke was arrested Jul\ 21 b\
BCSO deputies on an out-of-
county warrant. He %%as being
held on no bond.
Joshua D. Pernell, 23, of
Starke was arrested Jul\ 21 b\
BCSO deputies on an out-of-
county warrant. He was turned
over to the other counts on
July 23.
Lance Wade Tippins, 26, of
Jacksonville was arrested Jul\
22 by BCSO deputies for'

July 23 by .Union County
Sheriffs Office (UCSO)
deputies for DUI. She was
released on her own
recognizance July 23.
Michael Ward, 55, of
Lawtey was arrested July 23
by LPD officers for retail theft.
Bond was set at $s',000 and he
remained in jail as of press
David Leon Bass, '26, of
Starke was arrested July 23 by
Starke Police Department
(SPD) officers on two counts
of failure to appear in court on
bail for original misdemeanor
charges. Total bond was set at
$4,000 and he remained in jail
as of press time.
Deanna June Hibbs, 22, of
Hampton was arrested July 24
by BCSO deputies for
violation of an injunction for
protection. Bond was set at
$25,000 and she remained in
jaiJ as of press time.
Michele Preston Perona, 19,
of Starke was arrested July 24
by SPD officers for disorderly
intoxication and resisting an
officer without violence. Total
bond was set at $2,000 and she
was released on bond July 25.
James E. Padgett, 44, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
July 24 by BCSO deputies for
driving while license is
suspended or revoked, fleeing
and attempting to elude and
re'siting an officer .without
violence. Total bond was set at
$3,000 and he was released on
bond July 25.
Jeremiah Patrick Wexler, 31,
of Starke was arrested July 24
by BCSO deputies on an out-
of-county warrant. He was
released on his own
recognizance July 25.
Christopher T. Jones, 21,.of

Brooker was arrested July 25
by BCSO deputies for
discharging a firearm in
public. Bond was set at
$30,000 and he remained in
jail as of press time.
Michael Allen Anderson, 45,
of Lawtey was arrested July 25
by BCSO deputies for
aggravated assault. Bond was
set at $25,000 and he remained
in jail as of press time.
Willie James Perry, 25, of
Starke was arrested July 25 for
driving while license is
suspended or revoked. Bond
was set at $500 and he was
released on bond July 25.
Devin Tyron Brazell, 23,. of
Starke was arrested July 26 by
BCSO deputies on an out-of-
county warrant. Cash bond
was set at $1,013 and he
remained in jail as of press
Timothy Lamont Jehkins,
30, of Lake Butler was arrested
July 26 by. SPD officers and
charged as a habitual traffic
offender. He. was also charged
with resisting an officer
without violence and fleeing
and attempting to elude. Total
bond was set at $8,500 and he
remained in jail as of press
Frank Harold. Waring, 28, of
Lawtey was arrested July 26
by BCSO deputies on two
, counts of possession of a
weapon by a convicted felon
and one count of resisting an
officer without violence.. He
was being held on no bond.
Glenn Lamar Carter, 22, of
Starke was*arrested July 26 by
SPD officers for possession of
less'than 20 grams of cannabis.
He was being held on no bond.
Stephanie Elaine' Starling,
38, of Lake Butler was arrested

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out-of-county warrant. He.was
turned over to the other county
on July 24. ,
Brittany. Shannon Mellott,
S20, of Hawthorne was arrested
SJuly 22 -ron two' counts of,
violation of probation. She was
being held in the Bradford
County Jailon no bond.
Valerie McCutchen, 47, of
Starke was arrested July 22 by
BCSO deputies for 'aiding the
Escape of a suspect. She was
Released on her own
recognizance July 22.
Charlotte Louise Chavarria,
37, of Lake Bitler was arrested

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by BCSO deputies on two
counts of failure to. appear, in
court on bail for original
misdemeanor charges. Bond
was set at $8,000 and he
remained in jail as of press
Albert Millard Nichols, 66,
of Starke was arrested July 27
by BCSO deputies for simple
battery. He was being held on
no bond.
Carolyn Padgett, 54, of
Melrose was arrested July 22
by Clay County Sheriffs
Office (CCSO) deputies on a
warrant for failure to appear in
court on an original charge of
trespassing. An additional
charge of failure to appear was
added on July 23. The original
charge was driving while
license is suspended or
Daniel Nichols, 24, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
July 25 by CCSO deputies on
two warrants for failure to
appear in court. Original
charges were driving while
"license is suspended or'
revoked and resisisting an
officer without violence.
John Bennett, 41, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
July 24 by CCSO deputies on
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Carl Alford
Alford, 80, of Mandarin, died
Thursday, July 23, 2009, at the
Northeast Florida Community
Hospice of Mandarin following an
extended illness.
Born in Olustee, Mr. Alford
lived most of his life in
Jacksonville. He was a retired
commercial painter; member of
Painter's Union Local 162 of
Jacksonville; a U.S. Army veteran
of the Korean conflict and was of
the Baptist faith. He was the son
of Cleveland and Edna Collins
Alford. Mr. Alford was preceded
in death by three sisters, Betty
Gideon, Lois McLeod and Elsie
Matsen, and a brother, Clyde W.
Alford Sr.
Survivors include his wife of 57'
years, Sarah Elizabeth' Staggs
Alford of Mandarin; two
daughters, Patricia Ann (Johnny)
Brant of Jacksonville and Pamela
S. (Eugene) Buckhalter of Green
Cove Springs; two sisters, Barbara
Modisitte of Villa Rica, Ga. and
Frances Smith of Lake Butler; two
grandchildren and a great
Funeral services for Mr. Alford
were held Monday, July 27, in the
chapel of Archer Funeral Home of
Lake Butler with Pastor Roger
Worten officiating. Burial was in
Mt. Zion Cemetery near Lake
Butler under the care of Archer
Funeral Home of Lake Butler.

Margaret Dodd
RAIFORD-Margaret Singletary
Dodd, 88, of Raiford, died
peacefully Saturday, July 25,
2009, at Alachua General Hospital
in Gainesville.
Born in Vidalia, Ga., Mrs. Dodd
had lived in Raiford for five years.
She was' a homemaker and
substitute teacher and member of
the Fellowship Baptist Church of
Raiford. Mrs. Dodd was preceded
in death by het husbands, Aaron
Singletary and:Thomas Dodd.
Survivors include two
daughters, Joyce Cox (Larry)
Crawford of Raiford' and; Janet
(Jeff) Reynolds of Palm Coast;
one stepdaughter, Yvonne Jerman
of Maryland; two sons, Roy
(Gena) Singletary and Glenn
Singletary, both of Raiford; 16
grandchildren and 10 great-
Funeral services weip held
Tuesday, July 28, in.. the
Fellowship Baptist Church at.
Raiford with the Rev. Harold
Hudson officiating. -Burial was in
Sapp Cemetery under the care of'
Archer Funeral Home of Lake
* *, i

Woodie Hughes

Woodie Hughes
MELROSE-Woodie Davis
Hughes. 95, of Melrose, died
hursday, July 23, 2009, at
'Shands UF in Gainesville. .
Born in Hahira, Ga., Mrs.
Hughes moved, to Melrose from
Pleasantville, N.Y. 35 years ago.
She was proud' to be ,a
homemaker; was a member of
Faith Presbyterian Church in
Melrose; was a member of
Melrose Women's Club and an
avid. bridge player. She was
preceded in death by her husband,
Ray C. Hughes Sr., a noted
.chemist and physicist who-
graduated from the University of
Florida and a son-in-law, Ralph L.
Yates; sisters, Eula Pridgeon,
Geneva Perry, Ozelle Williams
and Edna Davis, and brothers,
Theodore' Davis, Jennings Davis,
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Travis Waldon (TW) Davis,
S. Sammy Lee Davis and Leland
Survivors include her daughter,
Laura H. Yates and son, Ray C.
(Anna Marie) Hughes Jr., both of
Melrose; a brother, Cecil Davis of
Wipter Garden; a sister, Helen
Larrick of Melrose; two
grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren; many nieces and
nephews, an extended family and
many friends.
Memorial services will be held
Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at 2 p.m.
at Faith Presbyterian Church in
Melrose with the Rev.' Maria
Jones officiating. In lieu of.
flowers, the family 'requests
contributions be made to Faith
Presbyterian Church in Melrose.
Arrangements are under "' the
Moring. Funeral Home of Melrose.

Elsie Lovell
STARKE-Elsie Belle Geiger
Gnann Lovell, 85, of Starke, died
Monday, July 27, 2009, at E.T.
York Hospice Haven Care Center
in Gainesville.
Born in Bradford County on
Aug. 13, 1923, Mrs. Lovell was
the daughter of Plen and Delany
Hall Geiger and was a lifelong
resident. She was a homniEiiaker
and longtime member of Hope
Baptist Church. Mrs. Lovell. was
preceded in death by her
husbands, James' A. Gnann and
George "Tiny" Lovell, and
stepchildren Margaret Ann
Connors and Jimmy Lovell.
Survivors include a daughter,
Mary (Butch) Redding of Starke;
sons, James A. Gnann and Plen
(Cherrie) Gniann,'all of Theressa;
daughter-in-law, Michelle Lovell
of Starke; a sister, Grace Mwaone
of Theressa; niecb Jan McRae and
nephew Duane Searle, 11
grandchildren and 11 great-
Funeral services for Mrs. Lovell
were held Wednesday,' July 29,
2009, in- H ,ope Baptist Church
'with the Rev. Shawn House and
the Rev. Murray C. Teuton
officiating. Burial was in Hope
SCemetery under the care of Jones-
Gallagher Funeral -Home of

Ruth Outlaw
Stricklapd Outlaw, 76, of Lake
Butler, died peacefully at her,
home following a brief illness on
Monday, July 20. 2009.
Born in Blackshear, Ga., Mrs.
Outlaw moved'to Lake Butler 25
years ago. She Was a R.N. at the
North Florida Reception Center,
retiring 11, years ago, and was of
the Episcopal faith. She was
preceded in death by her parents,
James. Matthew Strickland and
Alma Stuart Strickland.
7 t'!ufBiors- inifuR tw"!
daughters, Jo Ellen Outlaw of
Lake -Butler .and Patricia 0.
Southern of Watkinsville, Ga.;
three sons, Elliot Harris Outlaw Jr.
of Clermont, Gerald (Jerry) Grant'
OutlaW of Lake Butler and James
Marshall Outlaw of Kingsland,
Ga.; 13 grandchildren and 12
rMemorial services will be'held
at a'later date. .The family requests
that in lieu :offlowers, donations
, be made to Suwannee Hospice,
6037 W., U.S. Hwy. 90, Lake,
City, FL 32024. Arrangements
were under the care of Archer
,Funeral Home of Lake Butler.

Gloria Ratliff

Gloria Ratliff
Coleman Ratliff, 71, of
Gainesville, died Saturday, July
25, 2009, at home following an
extended illness..
Mrs. Ratliff was a loving wife,
mother, grandmother, and a friend
to many who enjoyed her smiles
and kind words. She was a
lifelong resident of 'Gainesville
and graduated from Gainesville
High School in 1956. Mrs. Ratliff
owned the Gainesville School of
Hairstyling and -also three local
salons, Total Image Salon,
Colen's and Manestop.
Mrs. Ratliff was 'preceded in
death by her husband, Colen M.
Ratliff Sr.; two sisters, Faye
Coleman Robinson and Maxine
Coleman Sanders; and a brother,
Roster Lee "Bob" Coleman Jr.
Survivors include her children,
"Chip" (Nancy Hodge) Ratliff,
David (Andrea) Ratliff, Tina
(Timmie)' "Hinson and James
(Robin) Ratliff; seven
grandchildren; a brother,' Jack
(Phyllis) Coleman; a sister, Nancy,
.(Gene) Gibbs; her rhother-in-law,
Irene Ratliff Hunter; brothers-in-
law, Walter E. (Luisa) Ratliff Sr.
and Gene (Pam) Robinson..
Funeral services for Mrs. Ratliff
will be held Thursday, July 30, at
10 a.m. at. Forest Meadows
Funeral Home in Gainesville.
Burial will be in Forest Meadows
Memorial Park East, 3700 S.E.
Hawthorne Road. -

Beatrice Sparkman, 77, a lifelong
resident of Keystone Heights, died
Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at the E.T.
York Center in Gainesville.
Bo-rn in Aubumdale, Mrs.
Sparkman' was the daughter of
Grady Elliott. and Frances
Thompkins Park; She had been a
,member of Freedom Baptist
,Church and was a homemaker.
j Survivors include her husband
of 58 years, James Sparkman and
their children, Donna Henderson
,of Keystone Heights, Debbi RWyl
of Asheville, N.C., and Danita
Jacobi of Gainesville; her siblings,
Lucille Rogers, Dick Park, Vra .
Whitfield, Larry Park and Bill
Park;, 13 grandchildren and three
Funeral services for Mrs.
.Sparkman will be held Thursday,
July 30, at 10 a.m. in the Freedom
Baptist Church. with Pastor Ken
.Herring officiating. Burial will be
at Hope Cemetery under the care
of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home
of Keystone Heights.

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STARKE-Joseph H. Valinski
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Thursday, July 23, 2009, from an
extended illness.
Born in Worcester, Mass., Mr.
Valinski moved to Starke 53 years
ago. He was of the Catholic faith;
Navy veteran and the son of
Joseph J. and Bertha Valinski. He
was preceded in death by his wife
of 43 years, Barbara Cameron
Survivors include a daughter,
Barbara Valinski Strube of
Keystone Heights; two sons, Joe
Valinski of Starke and John
Valinski of Kingsley Lake; a
brother, Edward Valinski of Cape
Cod, Mass.; a sister, Eleanor
Sevigny of Pittsfield, Mass.; and
three grandchildren.
Catholic mass for Joseph
Valinski will. be held at a later date
with Father Conrad officiating. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to St. Edwards Catholic
Church, 441 N. Temple Ave.,

John B. Varney
B. Vamey,. 85, of Keystone
Heights, died at Windsor Manor
Nursing Home on Thursday, July
2, 2009.
Born in Barnstead, N.H., Mr.
Varney was the son of John C. and
Ruth Berry Varney. He attended
Keene State Teacher's College
before joining the U.S. Army
during World War II, where he
served in the European theater. He
attended meat-cutting school
following the wai in Toledo, Ohio,
on the GI Bill. Much of his work
life he cut meat, first at the Locker
Plant in Pittsfield and then for
Varney's Market on Maiif Street.
He later co-owned the Chichester
General Store with his parents and
worked a number of years for the
post office in Pittsfield as well. He
was preceded in death by -his first
wife, Hattie:
Civic activities included
longtime service with the
Pittsfield Rotary Club, especially
as liaison with the Boy Scout,
troops, various church positions at
the Pittsfield Congregational
Church and the First
Congregational Church in North
Barnstead, and as a member of the
cemetery board in Barnstead. John
loved his family times at the camp
he had built on Loon Pond in
Gilmantori, N.H. and the Rotary
Hot Air Balloon rallies.
On June 30, 1946, in Cornish,
N.H., he married Hattie Elizabeth
Harrington. They split their time
between New Hampshire and
Florida, moving to Keystone
Heights full time in 2007, where
they became members of the
Keystone United Methodist
Survivors include his wife of 16
years, Leah; two children, Norma
Varney McGonis .of Lebanon,
N.H. and Richard Alan Varney of
Lancaster, Ohio; two
grandchildren, two step-
grandchildren and two great-
Funeral services for Mr. Varney
were held Tuesday, July 28, 2009,
in the,Keystone United Methodist
Church with Pastor Don' Corbit
officiating. Burial was in
Riverview Cemetery in Barnstead.
In lieu of flowers, please make
contributions to the Keystone
United Metho4ist Church
Playground Fund, P.O. Box 744,
Keystone Heights, FL 32656.
Local arrangements were under
the care 6f 'Jones-Gallagher
Funeral Home -of Keystone

In -Memory

Eddie Combs
12-12-1930 ~ 7-31-2008

We love you and miss you this
is true.
But as you requested, don't be
.sad and blue.
Because you're in Heaven.
You're in God's grace.
It must be such a beautiful
Someday we 71 all be together
We'll all gather by the river
while you playland sing all
your favorite songs like,
Please let me walk with you
Jesus and I want to stroll over
SHeaven with you.
We know you're stalling over
Heaven with a big smile on
your face.
Soon we'll see you again in
that beautiful place.
We'll knock on Heaven's door
and Jesus will let us in.
That's when we'll all be
together again.
Yvonne, James & Laveme
Wayne, Kay & Joshua
, Ron, Darlene & Jeremiah

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In Loving Memory

Ernest White
Hudson Jr.
God called you home to heaven
May 21, 2009. You were my
blessed best friend. A big, gentle
man who knew how to laugh and
cry with me. A good sense of
humor, always giving good
advice, along with respect and
loved the Lord. I enjoyed being
around you. Our precious talks, a
' brilliant, smart, intelligent man to
have fora blessed best friend.
You brought a lot ofjoy and
sunshine to my life that I will
always cherish, blessed precious
moments I will cherish and the'
precious memories that flood my
soul until Igo home to see you,
but the most precious memory is
when you went to church with
me: Until then, I'll go on serving
the Lord and cherish all the
precious memories of you, my
big, blessed precious friend,
E. W, an honest, trustworthy
friend. I love you and miss you.
I'll meet you in Heaven, it won't
be long.
Your best friend,
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Walmsley, 80, of St. Augustine,
died Friday, July 17, 2009, at
home surrounded by his family
and friends.
Mr. Walmsley retired from the
U.S. Navy after a distinguished 20
year career. He then worked for
the Department of Corrections,
where he 'retired from Florida
State Prison after 25 years. Mr.
Walmsley finished his long career
working for the St. John's
Sheriff's Office for five years. He
was preceded in death by his
mother, Marian DeHainaut; his
wife, Norma G. Walmsley and a
daughter, Pamela A. Kish.
Mr. Walmsley is survived by
his son, Richard (Julie) Walmsley
Jr. of Raiford; daughters, Toni W.
Crawford of St. Augustine and
Marian Walmsle of Raiford;.
three sisters, Marian Monaco,
Naomi June Downs and
Jusiiienna D. (Kev'in Beard, all
of Seatord. Del : si\ grandchildren
and II greait-grandchildren
Mi Walmsley %as laid to rest
in Craig Memorial Park in St.
Augustine Tuesda,. Jul% 21, 2009.
-,rlth full militarN honors.

Charles Ronald "Ronn"'
Whisenant. 62. of Ke\stone
Heights. died ai his home Fnda\,
Jul. 24. 2009.
A native of Ke)stone Heights,
Mr. Whisenant had lied most of
his life in the area. He %as a
graduate of Ke.stone Heights
High School. was employed b\
Cla. Electrc for 27 sears: and
m(r .rf '1n4il ' enmmerzaLl
trucks.m-and aroutid the Palatka
area He was an anid hunter,
fisherman, and short-%%a'e
Survivors include his children,
Allison Goodson and Thomas
Ronald "Ronn-" Whisenani;
brothers, Kelvin and Terry;
mother and father, Charles
(Chuck) A. and Joyce Whisenant
of Keystone Heights; and four
A memorial service for Mr.
Whisenant will be held at 11 a.m.,
Thursday, July 30, in the Trinity
Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott
Stanland officiating.
Arrangements are under the care
of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home
of Keystone Heights.,

In Loving Memory
Zumy M. Ford
10/11/1950 ~07/29/1996
It has been 13 years since
-you left us,
We know you are in a better
But we miss and love you
very much.
One day we will all be

Your family

A public meeting to discuss plans
for the Speedville Recreation Park
is scheduled for August 4, 2009, at
6:00 p.m. at the Divine Deliverance
Church, 3562 S.E. 8th Avenue,
Melrose, Florida 32666. For
information, call the County
Manager's Office in Bradford
County at 904-966-6339.
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The' regular scheduled meeting of
the Bradford County Board of
County Commissioners is
scheduled for August 3, 2009 at
9:30 a.m. in the Commission
Meeting Room, North Wing,
Bradford County Courthouse.
FOLLOWING to discuss availability
of funding for future road paving
7/30 1tchg-B

Young audience members at last week's Keystone Heights Public Library program
joined the act as Star Quality dance teacher Toni Mellone-Brunt led them through
exercises and warm-ups.

Dancers help cap summer

library program in Keystone

The Keystone Heights
Public Library ended its
summer series of kids' events
by moving its final program to
city hall.
Last Friday, the Star Quality
Dance and Cheer Center was
featured, with three student
dancers performing and much

of the audience getting in on
the act. The city hall space
was important because it could
accommodate a larger-than-
rusual audience and because the
dancers are not accustomed to
dancing on the likes of the
library's carpeted floors.
Performing for the crowd

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were Star Quality students
Brylee Hawkins, Sabrina Kerr
and Paige Whipple.
Teacher and dance center
owner Toni Mellone-Brunt
then led audience members in a
stretching and warm-up
session, and the youngsters
didn't hesitate to get involved.
"Be Creative at the Public
Library," was this year's
theme, said Library Director
Margaret Whipple.
Other summer programs
included preschool story fun, a
magic act, Wild Wonders
Animal Show with Mike
Rossi and Mr. C the Clown.
Whipple said that summer,
programs draw both first time
and frequent visitors to the
library, with hopes that once
there, the young audiences will
also visit the bookshelves.
Asked how many in the
audience had attended all the
programs, two tykes wildly
waved their hands in the air.
Librarians also design
reading programs and book
displays to get kids interested.
The ultimate goal, of course, is
to keep children's new reading
skills from getting rusty over
the summer months.

Bradford pop
start Saturday
Practices for the Bradford
County Pop Warner
Association begin Saturday,
Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. until
Late registration 'is
scheduled that same day
during the same time frame as
well as on Monday, Aug. 3,
from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
For more information,
please call (904) 964-2226.

RvS. Crawford
basic training
Army Pvt. Matthew W.
Crawford, son of Barbara
Crawford of Jacksonville and a
2008 graduate of Florida
Youth Challenge Academy of
Starke, has graduated from
basic combat training at Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied the
Army mission, history,
tradition and core values,
physical fitness, and received
instruction and practice in
basic combat skills, military
weapons, chemical warfare
and bayonet training, drill and
ceremony, marching, rifle
marksmanship, armed and
unarmed combat, map reading,

Sfieldtaetics,'mlary courtesy,.
military'justice system, basic
'first" aid, foot marches, and
field training exercises.

Spec. Snow
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Army National Guard Spec.
Dallas C. Snow, son of Patricia
Snow of Keystone Heights,
has graduated from basic
combat training at Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied the
Army mission, history,
tradition and core values,
physical fitness, and received
instruction and practice in
basic combat skills, military
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and bayonet training, drill and
ceremony, marching, rifle
marksmanship, armed and
unarmed combat, map reading,
field tactics, military courtesy,
military justice system, basic
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Spotlight on business: Warden Barry Reddish of UCI

Times Staff. Writer

Last month, Starke native
Barry Reddish returned to
his hometown to take over
as the new warden at Union
Correctional Institution in
Reddish, who grew up on a
farm just two miles from where
he now works, graduated
from Bradford High School
in 1982, then began working
in the retail grocery business
while attending college. He
obtained his degree in business
administration from the
University of North Florida
in Jacksonville, remaining in
retail grocery for a total of .12
years before switching over to
a career in corrections.
Later, while working for
DOC, Redding also obtained
his master's degree 'in
educational leadership from
Florida A&M.

He first went to work for
DOC in 1995 at Florida State
Prison as a classification
officer. He spent nine years
moving up through the senior
office-supervisor ranks.
Reddish was promoted to
assistant warden at Zephyrhills
Correctional Institution in
October of 2004. He remained
there until July of 2007.
From there. Reddish was
promoted to warden at Holmes
Correctional., Institution in
Bonilay. It was just over a year
before he 'was relocated as
\\ arden at Jackson Correctional
Institution in Marianna.
Reddish, who .said he had
already made a request, to
return home if the opportunity
ever arose, spent eight months
at Jackson Cl before being
transferred to his Warden's
position at UICI.

He and his wife', Chanda,
who was also raised in Starke,
are the parents of three boys;:
Jackson, 13, Avery, 10, and
Colby, 4.
"Those moves were tough

:for my family, and even for
the grandparents who weren't
able to see their grandchildren
as often as they would have
liked," said Reddish.
Now back home in Starke,
both sets of grandparents live
less than three miles apart.
Exactly 50 years ago,
in 1959', his father, Vernon
Reddish, began his career in
corrections at the very same
prison where his son is now
the warden.
Known then as Florida State
Prison, or "The Rock," the
name was changed to Union.
Correctional Institution in the
early 70s.
Reddish relayed astory from
1971 when his father worked at
the former FSP. Four inmates
escaped. from the third floor
of the maximum-security unit.
According to a newspaper
clipping obtained by Reddish,
. the escapees sawed the bar
from a window and climbed
down a rope made of clothing
and bed linens.

The four ran to a 15-foot
doublefence between two guard
towers, throwing blankets over
the 'fencing to avoid cutting
themselves on the barbed wire,
all the while avoiding a guard
dog. The article stated that
then Superintendent Lawrence
'Dugger said the duty guards
heard the men at the fence, but
in the dense fog, couldn't see
them to shoot. The' escapees .
were identified as Gene
Stoneman, serving 10 years for
breaking and entering, Charles
Faucett, serving 'five years
for .possession of a weapon
by a felon, Claude Bozeman,
serving a life sentence for
robbery and Warren Wopp,
also serving life for robbery.
Bozeman and Wopp were
captured later the same
morning at the edge of Water
Oak Swamp. It was thought
that Stoneman and 'Faucett
were hiding nearby but they
could, not be located. in the
jungle-like swarfip. A fe\ days'
later, however. Stoneman and

Faucett made their Way
onto the Reddish farni Nam
and into the family's Indu
home after they had Title
apparently been Instii
watching the house. Nun
They gained entry by 800.
using a hidden key in
the utility room.
Reddish said that war
when his mother later depe
arrived and entered and l
her home, she knew instill
by the disarray that hall
something wasn't For
right. Thinking about $31,'
the escapees, she
backed out the door office
and got into her truck.
Putting her key in the
ignition, she looked up to see
one of the men pointing the
barrel of, a 12-gauge shotgun at
her saying, "Don't do it."

Back inside the house, the
escapees tied her up and made
off 'with her truck. She was
soon able to free herself and,
since the men had cut the
phone lines, she ran outside
and flagged down a passing
motorist who took her to a
phone to call her husband.
The escapees made a mess
of her house, spilling food,
staining furniture and dragging
mud all over the place, but
took'the time to shower and
change into some of Vernon's
clothes before making their
getaway. The Reddish truck
was later found in a mud hole
near Waldo, but Stoneman and
Faucett eluded authorities'for a
number of years before finally
being recaptured.
Reddish said that he was
just a boy in school at the
time. Although things could
have turned out much worse
than. they did, his mother was
a little 'shook tip, but .was
otherwise fine.
When asked what he enjoyed
most about his career at DOC,
Reddish said the department
had been extremely good,-to
"F'v/e always jokingly said I
need the department a lot more

ie: Barry Reddish
istry: Corrections
e: Warden, Union Correctional
iber of employees: More than

average pay range for
den: $55.000-$120,000+', upon years of experience
the size and location of the
tution, including retirement and
th benefits.
correctional officers:
000-$45,000 for a certified
cer, plus benefits.

than the department needs
me," said Reddish.
"I've always enjoyed the job,
and that's a big thing. I think
you have to enjoy your job and
it has kept me interested since
the beginning."
One of the biggest decisions
Reddish said he has ever had
to make during his career was
asking himself if he was willing
to make himself available
for promotions, because with
promotions, comes relocation.

"That wasa personal decision
my wife and I had to make
long before the opportunity to
advance came along," he said.
Reddish said that the
moving around from facility
to facility has its advantages.
First of all, he and his family
had the opportunity to live in
different parts of the state and
experience different ways of
doing things.
"It was good for my career
as far as the advancement, but
also good for the experience
gained by working in different
institutions. I think it makes a
manager or administrator more
effective at his or her job,
paying off in future decisions
that must be made."
Reddish said that one of'
the many challenges faced
at a facility'such as UCI is
that there are more than 800
employees. This is, by far,,
the largest institution hd has

Warden Barry Reddish, UCI

worked for, more than double
the number of employees he
has managed in the past.
"I take a strong interest in
my employees and the only
way to get to know the staff is
by me getting out there during
shift changes or spending time
with them at their posts so we
can get to know more about
each other," said Reddish.

Although DOC is always
looking for good people to
work for .them, there is a
lapse factor taking place right
now, meaning some jobs are
available, but they are at a'
What he looks for in new
recruits is someone coming
to work with the right attitude
and work ethic, someone who
is a team player.
He said the institution
may hire a high school

graduate without any formal
training or college education
and put them through the
required correctional officer
certification program, paid for
by DOC.
Those interested in a long
term career as a correctional
officer may want to consider
attending a local college such as
Lake City Community College,
which offers a 552-hour basic
corrections recruiting course
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2000 PETERBILT SEMI- FICES at 417 West Call
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1999 88 OLDSMOBILE. $350 including utilities
Still under warranty and taxes, or all 4 offices
79858 miunder Extra for$290 each plus utilities
clean $5,200 OB Call and taxes. Call 352-275-
c Clean. $5,200 OBO. Call 8531 today for a-walk
352-473-4616 8531 today for a walk
1988 MAZDA B22 PICK- O through.
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speed, many new parts, space for rent .000
$1500 OBO. 1998 GT, sw. ft. or 6,000 sq. ft.
Fod Mustang, 4.6 with 5 Bradford Industrial Park.
Ford Mustang, 4.6 with 5 $800/mo. for each bay.
speed. Chip, low miles, Smith & Smith Realty,
to much to list, other op- 904-964-9222.
tions, very good condition. OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT.
$7500.1999 Yamaha Ban- All fees paid for only $300/
shee, excellent condition, mo. Located in suite of
extremely fast, to much to offices with 3 separate of-
list. $3500. Call 352-485- fices, 2 bathrooms, break
2739. room, conference room &
1999 SATURN, RUNS common reception area.
good. 5 speed stick, cold Excellent opportunity for
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$1800 OBO. Call 904- share space and have a
964-5427. nice, private office. Call
1984 DODGE RAMPAGE, 4 John at 904-964-6305.
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Automatic, good condi- Homes for Sale
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2937. 3BR/1BA, 684 Epperson
2937 St. Starke, $55,500. Call
44 352-745-0039.
1994 GRIFF CRAFT with ERS. Call Stevenson
40 HP Merc., troller mo- Construction Co., Inc.
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inch, everything works! tablished in 1976. Call
inch, everything works! 904-964-5086, or visit
Call 352-235-1287, leave 904-964-508 or visit
message. Stevensonhomebuild- CGC003344,
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Land for- Sale 2 STORY HOUSE, 2000
1.75 acres, beautiful high metal roof, new electrical,
and dry pasture land. Mo- plumbing, A/C, flooring
bile homes and horses al- & cabinets. 660 Epper-
lowed. Asking $25K. Call .son St.. Starke, asking
Marlena Palmer at Smith $145,000. Call 352-745-
& Smith Realty, 904-422- 0039.
0470'or 904-964-9222, NEW 3BR/2BA HOME
(owner/agent). under construction.. Clay
STARKE/LAKE BUTLER County, paved road. Call
AREA nice quiet neigh- Terry Hall Homes, 352-
borhood, 1.5'acre lots, 258-4187.
call 386-496-0683 or 352- 3.4 ACRES WITH 3BR/2BA
284-7608. house. Remodeled in-
6 ACRES IN MACCLENNY. terror, new metal roof, 3
$20,000 an acre, call 904- decks, partiallyfurnished.;
259-8028. Reduced to $69,900 for
ACREAGE & FARMS, Baker quick sale! 2 miles West
County. 40 acres to 120 of Starke, 17850 NW 62nd
acres, starting at $4000 Ave., 352-213-1306
per acre 904-259-8028. HOUSE FOR SALE, 3BR/
BRADFORD COUNTY 2BA; 1472-sq.:t.1'.0492- -
- 13.5 acres on Hwy. 225 acre. Block/brick, garage,
i about 1 mile E. of SR 16. no CH/A, two window
$130,000, call 352-258- units, gas heat. Close to
1400. schools, $160,000. Call
47 Tamara at 352-473'-5157
or 352-258-3744.
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Property '(f l*bHe Hom.. 7,
Lease, Sale) for Sale
in downtown Starke. Of- 4BR/2BA. All warranties
fice has reception area, apply, will move & set-
board room, 2 individual up on your property for
offices, 2 restroomsand $39,995. Call manager
kitchen. Lease $750 per Mike at 352-378-2453,
month. Call 904-964-6305 ext. 12.
ask for John. .


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3BR/2.5BA, New wood floors, new A/C, upgrades in
plumbing and electric, screened room plus numerous
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1393 Randall Street -
?,800 sq; ft. Home' 3 bedrooms, plus bonus room,
in extra garage and 2.5 baths

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IT 28 x 52 3BR/2BA,
$26,900. Call Lewyn.
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"1999" FLEETWOOD 16 x
80 2BR/2BA, $22,900.
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"2008"28 x 52 FLEETWOOD
3BR/2BA, $54,900. Call
"2009"35 x 56FLEETWOOD
4BR/2BA, $59,900. Call
For Rent
Geneva, $475 per month.
First & security, call 352-
WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bedroom
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Call 352-468-1323.
FREE) Nice, newly reno-
vated 2 & 3 BR mobile
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$650/mo. & security. .Ser-
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$579. W/D hook-ups,
fitness center,' computer
room, pool. Pets wel-
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2 AND 3 BR mobile
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up. Rent Includes pool,
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.maintenance. Call 386-
COURSE, at Keystone.
$650/mo., no smoking,
service animals only. Call
352-?35- 1586: Owner
sea real estate bro-
2BR/18A, available soon..
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shady oaks. all up keep &
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for $550/mo & deposit $600/mo & deposit Call -HOTEL ROOMS FOR
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3BR/2BA HOUSE. tile, 560-9694 fris rooms $60 fooms
floors fireplace granite LAWTEY 2BR/1BA CON- with baths $130 & tax.
counters, lake access CRETE block home cen- To see the rooms, go
Keystone Heights School rally located, CH/A, W/D to the Managers apart-
District $1000/mo. & hookup, dishwasher, elec- ment on Walnut Street.
$1000 deposit. Call 352- tric stove, fenced yard. across from Post Office
473-3560. Possible lease with option at Magnolia Hotel, or call
3BR/1BA OLDER FRAME tobuy Call904-444-3874 904-964-4303.
HOME. First. last, lease& :or 904-829-0518
deposit. Service animals LAW ENFORCEMENT & 52
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964-4111. wanted. 1 month rent
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS MO- moves you in at Mimosa Pets
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month & security. $350 waive last & security, call DOG TAGS! Buy them at
to $600/mo. Call Shane at 904-964-5427. . the-Office Sbop-in Starke .
352-494-2375. IN CITY LIMITS. NEW on Call St. Only $4.75,
APT. FOR RENT. Furnished 3BR/2BA home, CH/A including postage. Many
with carport. Lake Ge- with all kitchen applianc- colors, shapes and styles
neva. $500 per month. es. $900/mo., first, last & to choose from. Call
Call 352-475-1560. security deposit required. 904-964-5764 for more
LEASE TO PURCHASE/ Call 352-745-1189 or 904- information.
purchase, 2BR/2BA on 964-8431. MINI DACHSHUND, AKC.
1 acre in Starke. $2000 STARKE APARTMENT, ap- 9 weeks old, dapples, vet
down earnest. Call 352- proximately 800+ sq. ft., checked. Small & sweet,
,318-9262. quiet neighborhood, large $400/female payments
MELROSE, 5 ACRES on side/back yard. Recently accepted from correct
Hwy 26 for lease for your remodeled, 2BR/1BA, applicant. Call 904-964-
RV. $250/mo.& $25/mo. living room, kitchen/ap- 4203 or 904-502-7696.
for horse. Call 352-475- pliances, ceiling fans, DACHSHUND PUPPIES, 8
1599. CH/A, W/D, window cov- weeks old, piebold, choc-
LAKE SANTA FE COT- erings, 2nd floor. Year olates, black and tans.
TAGE, 2BR/1BA. Se- lease $500/mo., first, last First shots & wormed, par-
cluded, beautiful view, & $575 security. Dixon ents on premises. Stan-
washer/dryer, boat lift & Rentals 352-588-0013 dard sizes. $150 each,
yard service included. information/application, call 352-478-8040.
unfurnished $850/mo., Check out our refer- 53A "
furnished $900/mo. 352- ences!
468-2386. STARKE APARTMENT, Starke Yard
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 3BR/ wall-to-wall carpeting. Sales
2BA MH on 1 acre, close 2Bh (1 small, which can YARD SALE, SAT., AUG.
to town, $575 per month be used a office), 1BA, 1st, 8am to? Household
& $600 security deposit. very large living room, items, filing cabinet, toys,
Call 352-475-6260: kitchen/appliances, ceil- dresser, T.V.'s & more!
FOR LEASE, NEWLY re- ing fans. CH/A, W/D, win- On Hwy. 301 N. next to
modeled, upstairs, 1 BR dow coverings, 2nd floor. Harvest Christian Minis-
apt. CH/A, Washer & Enclosed Florida room. tries Church. 904-364-.
dryer, nice & in down Year lease $425/mo., 6731.
town Starke. $650/mo., first, last & $450 security. YARD SALE, SAT., 8am to
call 904-964-4303 for ad- Dixon Rentals 352-588- ipm across from Starke
ditional information. 0013 information/appli- Golf & Country Club on
2BR/3BA MH in small park cation. You do no yard 14th Ave., furniture, home
on 121, close to prisons, work-we dol Check our decor, Women's clothing &
1st,.last& security depos- references! much more!
it. References required, KEYSTONE HEIGHTS- 4-H YARD SALE. Fri. 7/31'
:Call 904-364-8535. 3BR/2BA DW on 1/3 acre & Sat., 8/01, 8am to 2pm.
MELROSE 3BR/1BA MH in High Ridge Estates. Bradford Fair Grounds,
in nice, quiet community, Nice home, new appli- baby equipment, toys,
recently renovated, new ances, fireplace, ceramic girls, juniors, misses &
flooring & paint through- tiles, lazy susan, CH/A. plussizes. Men'smed-3xl,
..out. $425/mo. & $300 $650/mo. & deposit, call household goods, small
deposit. Call 352-475- 352-235-6319.- furniture, linens, kitch-
6285 R/ MH STARKE 3BR/2BA SW out- enware & much, much
MELROSE 2BR/1 BA MH, side city limits. CH/A, more! Rain or shine, 4-H
recently renovated, new $550/mo. & deposit, call Livestock Judging Team
flooring & paint through- 352-235-6319. Fundraiser.
out. In quiet community. 2BR/i BA, CH/A, large yard. YARD SALE, JULY 31st &
$395/mo. & $300 deposit. $440/mo. & deposit. Call Aug. 1st, 9am to 2pm at
Call 352-475-6285. 904-364-8301. the BHS Pavilion. Clothes
FOR RENW 38R/2Bh A I BR/1BA MELROSE Apt., & household items. The
Starke. $700/mo. & de- small yard, tile floors money raised will help out
posit, call 904-769-6376 throughout, new appli- the BHS senior class.
or 904-964-6261. ances. $325/mo. & $300 SAT. ONLY, 8AM TO 2PM
2BR/2BA MH, excellent security 352- Little girl clothes & toys,
condition. 1x80. private 475-6285. small appliances, furni-
... coion. 8x8, oDate 2BR/1 BA SW BETWEEN.- tore; tools, knives,Swords
lot, $650/mo. Call 904- Lake Butler & Starke,' & Avon Steins. 100 E., 3
964-4770, after 6pm. $150 deposit & $500/ miles from 301, turn right
FOR RENT3BR/2BA House mo. Call 904-284-9223 on SE 129th St., look for I
in Keystone on large lot. or 904-305-8287 signs. 904-964-6604.
Service animals oily, con- 3BR/1BA HOUSE tor rent MULTI-FAMILY YARD
venient to schools. $750/ at 1021 W Pratt St. in: sale;'Sat., 8/1, 8am to
mo. & $7 9 deposit, call _Starea.$850/mo., first& ?'q Cjawfl3Rd., NW
904-. t4f'zo$'^bB.-Cat32-79,2l atey. Lotof -
information, now taking 6070. kids clothes, girls & boys,
applications. 3BR/2BA SW MH on 1 acre, .teenage clothes, great for
28BR/2BA HOUSE on 1 CI-A, outside city lim- back to school & lots of
acre Ceramic tile. berber its, quite area. Service other good stuff!
carpet, wood cabinets. animals only. $475/mo.
Entire house has been & deposit. Call 352-284 .L

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ReaCity lots starting at......since 195.........................$6500
Lawt on acr lot...........................$184,900
0 nng the Horses3 32 on needy 11
cros clend. 2 ponds, large shed

City lots starting atcres..........................................................................................$24$6,500
Lawtey one acre lots ... .................7 .... . . . ......... .......*... $16,52005 a.
Commercial lot near courthouse 1/2 acre...................................... ........ ........... 79,900
Starke (city) 7.5 acre......:................:.............................................................. 60.,000
Starke (city) 3.4 acres for S/D.............................................................. $165,000
Hampton lot wlcity water...:.............................................................................. $15,000
Hamhptort 23 acres (Owner Finance)...... .........................;...................$149,500
Hampton 9.82 acres (Owner Finance).................. $63,830
Graham 15 acres waterfront on Sampson River.......................................5$120,000
Starke, Sampson Lake lot, .1 acre............................................... .... .......$49,000

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Aug. 2nd 9am to 4pm.
YARD SALE FRI. only. Bring your guns to sell or
7/31, 8am to 3pm at trade at the Clay County
King's Kountry Produce. Fairgrounds. Lots of
301 N 1 mile past Fair- 'ammo. Concealed Weap-
grounds. Lots of good ons Classes daily. 2497
stuff, cheap. SR 16 W., Green Cove
BIG 2 FAMILY YARD SALE Springs, FI 32043, www.
Ladies, girls, little boy GunTraderGunShows.
clothing, household com.
items & toys. Sat., Aug. WALKER. DELUXE NOVA
1st. 8am to 12pm 505 Mack! Red. like new.
Bridges St, across from Cushioned seat (2-3"
Wainwright Park. wider than conventional
MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE, walkers), basket & over
Sat., 8am to ? Clothes, size tires. Weight capac-
household items, furniture ity 400lbs. $175. 352-
& more. Located at 1003 468-2860.
HIUGE- ARAG-SALE.---...Harmar AL100, includes
Sat., aam to 12pm. 1038 wiring and harness. Qual.
Meadows Drive, off SR ity features construction
16, look for signs. No and durability. Universal
junk! Furniture, brand and one of the few avail-
new Casio Keyboard with able for a class II hitch-
weighted keys & bench. equipped vehicle. $800.
electronics, home fur- 352-468-2860.
nishings. cute girls cloth- QUEEN SIZED BR SUITE.
ing, some still new with with mattress, box springs,
tags, pageant dress, Vera & dresser. Call 352-475-
Bradley purses & much 3162.
more! Something for ESTATE SALE, LOTS OF
everyone, furniture like new built in
YARD SALE FRI. & SAT., appliances, double oven
8am to ? 301 N. to Cer- microwaves, side by side
emonial Fireworks, turn refrigerator, lamps, rugs,
right and go 1&1/4 miles. computer, T.V., chest
Turn right and follow freezer & queen futon.
private drive, follow the To much to list! Call 904-
signs. 2 yard sales on 964-2034.
the same drive. We have LAZYBOY RECLINER LIFT
a lot of good stuff. Weight chair with built in heat
lifting machines, exercise controls, brown in color,
bike, tools, TV, furniture, brand new condition.
light fixtures, small ap- Asking $500. Also for sale
pliances, dish sets, bed- a 36" RCA remote control,
ding, clothes, candles, color TV, asking $250.
tanning bed, wall decor, Call 386-431-1564.
new make up, etc. PATIO & POOL- FURNI-
3 FAMILY YARD SALE, 94m TURE. High end, cush-
to2pm. Follow signs from ioned with ottomans. 2
Northside Baptist. Kids person hammock, much
clothing, toys & house- furniture, queen mattress
hold items. I & to much to list! 904-
YARD SALE, SAT., 8am to
? 507 W.' Madison St., 964-2034.
across from .Winn Dixie. 59
Clothes, bedroom suite, Pe oa
18" tire set & more! Personal
53C Services
Lake Butler PAIRS, INC. Correction
Yard Sales of termite-& water-dam-
SAT., AUG. 1ST, FROM aged wood & sills. Level-
am to 1pm, CR 238 in ing & raising Houses/
Cumorah Heights sub- Bldgs. Pier Replacement
division near Mormon & alignment. Free Esti-
church.. Stampin' Up! mates: Danny (Buddy)
stamps, jewelry supplies, Clark, 904-284-2333 or
home decor, juicer, books, 904-545-5241.
cookbooks & lots of misc: FLORIDA CREDIT UNION
Don't miss this! has money to lend for MH
CHRISTMAS IS COMINGI! & land packages. 1-800-
Handmade quality gem- 284-1144.
stone jewelry, pants & JERRYn HAULING WE
household items. 230 buy junk cars, running
SW 2nd Ave., Fri. & Sat .or not! Will pick up any-
July 31 & Aug. 1 8am to where. $125 and up. Call
l904-219-9365 or 904-
1p ........ ....... ....782-9822: -. .
For Sale vice. Bucket truck & lots
KENMORE AND WHIRL- of experience. Free es-
POOL.washers and dry- timatesl Call 904-796-
ers, new type $95 and 2430.
up, each. Electric stove 65
written guarantee, de- Help Wanted
" 'iviry available. For aP CRV- I Aa ndo
olhotments, call 904-964 CAREVER / CNA and or
8801. 2 yrs experience working
GUN SHOW, SAT., Aug. withelderlyordisabledcli-
1 st, Pam to 5p, Sun., ents. 2/3 days per week.
1stamto5pm& Sun Sunrise HomeCare Ser-
Svices, 352-468-2619.

INDUSTRY seeks an
ambitious, energetic.
mechanically inclined
person for Supervisor
Trainee position. Prefer
2-year degree/Sawmill
Industry QC Experience
We are an EECC, Drug
free workplace We offer
401K, health/dental/lite
insurance, paid holidays
and vacation Apply at
Gilman Building Products,
CR 218 Maxville. FL or fax
resume to 904-289-7736
lor North Florida Regional
Chamber of Commerce
Duties include Member-
ship Services, recruiting
new members, strong in-
volvement in Work Force
Florida, ability to work
closely with government
agencies on local, re-
gional, state and national
levels Applicant should
have knowledge and abil-
ity to attract new indus-
trial/commercial entities to
the North Florida Region.
Applicant must have bud-
geting, computer and pre-
sentation skills to include
the use of power point and
word processing "hey
must be able work with
and manage existing staff
and a tri-county chamber
with diverse industries
and personalities. Two
or more years experi-
ence preferred Salary to
$4U,UUUO.00. Send resume
to P.O. Box 1275,Starke
Florida,32091 by August
TOR. Apply with in El-
lington Construction, Lake
Butler Call 386-496-
UCTS Company is ac-
cepting applications for
Security Guard at the
Sawmill located in Lake
Butler. A high school
diploma or equivalent
is required. Computer
knowledge is required.
We have competitive rate
& 401K, dental & health
insurance. Paid vacation,
holidays & promotional
opportunities. This posi-
tion is night shift and ev-
ery weekend. Interested
applicants should apply
in person from 8am until
3:30pm at the front of-
SOR, bendftts, 401K &
profit sharing. Apply in
person, Idaho Timber, ,.
...1786 SE SR 100, Lake
qualification benefits,
401K & profit sharing.
Apply in person Idaho
Timber, 1786 SEE&.IOO,
Lake City.
Technologies, a sheet-
Metal-manufacturer in
'Keystone Heights is now -
accepting applications for
our quality control depart-
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Airman Richard Grimes

Airman Grimes
training course
Air Force Airman Richard
E. Grimes, son of Ann H.
'Milton of Lawtey, has
graduated from basic military
training at Lackland Air Force
Base, 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
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science degree through the
Community College of the Air
Airman Grimes graduated in
2008 from Bradford High

Airman John Grace

- Airman Grace,
completes basic
Air Force Airman John R.
Grace graduated from basic
training on July 2, at Lackland
Air Force Base in San
Antonio, Texas.
Grace is the son of Darrell
Grace of Keystone Heights and
Mary Mobley of Callahan. He
graduated from. Keystone
- Heights High School in 2008.
SAirman Grace completed a
very intense eight weeks of
training in the Air Force. The. -
training included military
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Fitness, basic warfare
principles and skills, and the
values of the Air Force. He*
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* marksman.- .
From Lackland Air Force
SBase, Airman Grace has been
sent to Keesler Air Force Base
in Mississippi for his technical

Airman Andrew C. Rising

Airman Rising
basic training
Air Force Airman Is1 Class
Andrew C. Rising has
.graduated from basic military
training at Lackland Air Force
Base, San.Antonio, Texas.
Airman Rising is the son of
Leah Rising of Panama City
and grandson of Stanley Rising
of Keystone Heights..
Airman Bridges 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

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