email@example.com www.StarkeJournal.com Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone (904) 964-6305 Fax (904) 964-8628 USPS 062-700 Stark e, Florida Thursday, July 24, 2014 134 th Year 52 nd Issue 75 CENTS The Sweetest Strawberries This Side Of Heaven Paterson pleas to lesser charge BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Arrested last year for stealing more than $100,000 from her elderly mother, Terri Dyal Paterson has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Paterson was facing as long as 30 years in prison for first-degree grand theft, according to Lt. Gail Russell, lead investigator for the Bradford County Sheriffs Office. On July 18, she pleaded guilty instead to Grant Theft II, which is a second-degree felony. This concludes an investigation that has spanned nearly two years, Russell wrote. Judge Robert Groeb sentenced Paterson to 10 years of probation and ordered her to make restitution to her mother, beginning with a lump sum payment of $25,000. The rest of the money she must pay back over 10 years in monthly installments of $631, in addition to court and probation costs. The judge advised Ms. Paterson that if she violated the terms of the probation by missing a monthly payment, she could be sentenced for up to 15 years in prison for violation of probation, Russell wrote. I am pleased that a considerable amount of money will be returned to the victim and commend State Attorney Glenn Bryan for his efforts in obtaining a guilty verdict and seeking substantial restitution for (the victim). Paterson, 53, was arrested in May 2013. According to court papers, following the death of her husband, the victim allowed Paterson to have access to her primary bank account. The mother told the investigator she gave her daughter access to the account so she could help the victim manage her finances. Russell noted that Paterson subsequently withdrew large sums of money from her mothers account and deposited the funds into her own bank account. The investigator also found that Paterson closed out two of her mothers certificates of deposit without the victims authorization and accumulated charges in excess of $20,000 on her credit card. Sex offender gets 15 years Senior Judge David Reiman sentenced 24-year-old Robert Ira Blake to 15 years in prison for lewd and lascivious battery on a child under 16 years old. He received 266 days credit for time served. The jury deliberated 45 minutes on July 21 to return before returning its verdict. Blake was also on trial for using a computer to seduce/solicit a child. He was found not guilty on that charge. Blake has previously served more than a year in prison for aggravated battery. Mosquito infection reported in Florida This week there were two cases of chikungunya, a mosquito-transmitted illness, reported in Florida in people who did not travel to areas where outbreaks are on going. This means that Florida mosquitoes transmitted the virus to the people who became sick. These are the first known such infections in the continental United States. Prior to this news, there were about 80 cases of imported chikungunya reported in Florida. There are major outbreaks of chikungunya in the Caribbean this summer, with over 300,000 cases reported to date. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, common symptoms of chikungunya virus infection are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling or rash. Symptoms usually begin 37 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Chikungunya disease does not often result in death, but the symptoms can be severe and disabling. Most patients feel better within a week. In some people, the joint pain may persist for months. People at risk for more severe disease include newborns infected around the time of birth, older adults, and people with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease. There is no medicine to treat chikungunya virus infection or disease. It is very important for property owners and managers to ensure that there are not containers of standing water on their property. Standing water provides a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Readers are advised to inspect the area where you stay, at home and at work, to reduce vector mosquitoes from around homes and neighborhoods. Any container that can hold water needs to be Starke will vote on tax abatement anyway Incumbents only qualify BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Starke doesnt have anyone running for office, but that doesnt mean there wont be an election. The incumbents on the city commission from Districts 1, 3 and 5 were the only candidates to sign up during the qualifying period last week, so each will continue in office for another four years. However, a referendum on the ballot could give them and their fellow commissioners some bargaining power in courting new and expanding businesses. If approved by voters, the referendum gives the commission the ability to negotiate temporary tax incentives as an enticement for new and growing businesses. This is not a blanket abatement of property taxes for all new businesses, nor is it automatic. Each instance would be considered and approved separately by the commission. Tax abatement is not a permanent power either. Without regular approval of the electorate, the authority lapses. Unlike the district elections for commissioner, this referendum is citywide, so all registered voters in the city will have an opportunity to cast a ballot. The citys election will take place on Sept. 2. Voters countywide will have an opportunity to vote on the same referendum at the county level, giving the county commission the authority to negotiate tax incentives with new and expanding businesses in hopes of encouraging economic development. The county referendum will be on the ballot for the Aug. 26 primary. Commissioners Danny Nugent, Travis Woods and Wilbur Waters will be sworn in for new four-year terms following the election. Nugent has served the city for the past eight years with the exception of a period of overseas deployment during which the correctional officer and national guardsmans wife represented the first district. Woods has also been on the city commission for the past eight years, but he actually has a much longer history on the commission. His first stint lasted 18 years, wrapping up in 1998. Waters began his first term on the commission beginning in 1976 and served until 1980. He was elected to the county commission in 1984, and remained in service there until 1992. In 2005, he returned to the city commission. INSIDE: Ready, Aim, Pop-Tart A Trip Down Memory Lane Intervention planned for truant students BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor In order to get kids through school, they have to get to school, so a major focus of the revisions to the next code of conduct for Bradford County schools is dealing with excessive absences. Assistant Superintendent Lisa Prevatt told the school board last week about a new task force and its role in improving school attendance. The School Attendance Review Board unites representatives from the school district, law enforcement, juvenile justice, ministry, etc., and its job is to intervene when initial steps to address truancy have failed. The concept is to offer support first, and then consequences when intervention fails. Within the first two weeks of school, families of students with past problems with attendance will receive a letter placing them on notice. Administration will watch those students closely, and when anyone of them reaches five unexcused absences, the family will be required to attend a meeting and sign an attendance contract restricting future absences to one per grading period. If they dont succeed in meeting the terms of that contract and ensure the student is in class, then the case will proceed to the School Attendance Review Board. At that board, they will try to help the family problem solve the issues, try to find out why its Commissioners for the city of Starke have gone high tech, using laptop computers to view the agenda and materials for their bimonthly meetings. The $14,000 spent is considered an investment that will cut costs in other areas, including more than $1,800 annually in reduced paper consumption, and around $1,000 in reduced labor costs associated with copying materials and assembling and distributing packets. The commissioners will have everything at their public can also view the code at www.municode.com, and copies of the meeting packets are available at www.cityofstarke.org. Commissioners Danny Nugent, attorney Paul Sanders. Not pictured: Commissioner Tommy Chastain. It was all about food, fun, and learning new skills when professional pastry chef and owner of The Cupcakery mobile bakery, Missy Davis, presented a cupcake decorating class to kids at the Bradford County Public Library. Davis instructed them on how to use pastry bags and explained the different ways to apply icing and toppings. The hardest decision for the young decorators to make was which cupcake to eat and which ones to take home. To help burn off some of the cupcake-induced energy, program coordinator Kathy Paddock turned on the black lights and directed the youths through a series of glow-in-the-dark games that which relay teams raced to hang socks on a clothesline, and highest combined total in 60 seconds. Topping Tornado, Gentry Cooksey takes a moment to decide if he should add more sprinkles. Before he can use Oreo cookies to create a head and ears on his cupcake, Cordell Sterling spreads on a layer of icing then dips his cupcake into a container of chocolate sprinkles. Following step by step instructions results. Cute as a cupcake See CODE, 8A See INFECT, 8A
2A Bradford County Telegraph Thursday, July 24, 2014 Bradford County TelegraphUSPS 062-700 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Starke, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Bradford County Telegraph131 West Call Street Starke, Florida 32091Phone: 964-6305 P.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091 John M. Miller, PublisherEditor: Mark J. Crawford Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: Kevin Miller Darlene Douglass Typesetting Eileen Gilmore Advertising and Newspaper Prod. Earl W. Ray Classified Adv. Heather Padgett Bookkeeping: Joan Stewart-Jones Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Notice is hereby given, pursuant to F.S. 101.5612, that a public pre-election test for tabulation equipment to be used in the August 26, 2014 Primary Election shall be held August 1, 2014 at 2:30 pm at the Election Storage Facility located adjacent to the courthouse complex. Any interested person may be present for this test to inspect the procedures involved. For more information, call 904966-6266. In accordance with F.S 101.591 and 1S-5.026, the Bradford County Canvassing Board (BCCB) shall convene at 3 pm on August 22 at the Elections Office located at 945 N. Temple Ave, Ste. C, Starke, Fl. 32091 for the purpose of canvassing absentee ballots received for the August 26, 2014 Primary Election. This process will resume at 5 pm on August 26. The BCCB shall also convene on August 29, 2014 to file election returns and conduct other pertinent business. A Manual Audit following the Primary will be held on September 3, 2014 at 2 pm in the Elections Office. Randy 26 Years in Education Classroom Teacher Director, Career Tech Center Principal Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from UNF Pd. Pol. Ad by Randy Starling for School Board, Dist. 5 www .Facebook.com/Randy4BradfordSchools From classroom to workplace Bradford Transition Academy expressed thanks to Save-A-Lot last week for the opportunity provided to four of its students. Pictured are Bruce Carlton, Noah Paul, Nicholas Hernandez and Travis Curtner with transition and employment specialist Kim Paige. Board protecting right to bear Pop-Tarts But energy drinks are out BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Among other planned changes to the Bradford County School Districts code of conduct is the incorporation of state legislation preventing students from being punished for simulated gunplay. The law was in response to a Maryland case in which a 7-yearold was suspended for nibbling a Pop-Tarts pastry into the shape of a handgun. The list of things students cannot be punished for actually begins with brandishing a partially consumed pastry or other food item to simulate a firearm or weapon. This is straight-out law, Assistant Superintendent Lisa Prevatt told the school board last week. I didnt make this up. This list also includes possessing a toy firearm or weapon that is 2 inches or less in length (action figure size) or made of plastic snap-together building blocks. Students can freely use their fingers or hands to simulate a weapon, vocalize the sound of an imaginary weapon, draw and possess pictures of weapons, and use a pencil, pen, ruler, crayon, etc. to simulate a gun or other weapon. Likewise, students cannot be punished for wearing clothing or accessories that depict firearms or other weapons, or expresses an opinion on the Second Amendment. The code of conduct does stipulate than students can be disciplined of their gunplay disrupts the learning environment, causes harm to another person or places another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm. Gunrelated clothing and accessories must also not be responsible for substantial disruption. But if a student is punished for such behavior, legislators said the school must call the students parents. Prevatt blamed the law on a lack of judgment by administrators in other areas. If its a 5-year-old that youre not having a problem with, you dont suspend them. You talk to them, she said. Were just thankful and we hope this continues that our administrators have used good judgment in these situations, because thats so important. While they can nibble their Pop-Tarts in peace, students will be forbidden from bringing energy drinks onto campus. School Board Member Elbert Hersey asked how this was different from New York Citys former mayor trying to ban large soft drinks. Prevatt said in this case, the large amount of caffeine in energy drinks poses a health risk. Possessing an energy drink on campus will be a Level 1 offense. There was also discussion of cracking down on leaving campus in the mornings to go to the corner convenience store to hang out and purchase energy drinks and other items. School Board Member Randy Jones said he has seen kids get off of the school bus and walk right out of the gate. Superintendent Chad Farnsworth said the supervision level has waned, but enforcement will return. In keeping with the desire to keep kids in school, some offenses could now earn an educational assignment or participation in Family Education nights in lieu of suspension. Dress code Under the dress code, jeggings leggings that look like skintight jeans were added to the list of prohibited clothing. A statement that anything deemed too formfitting is a violation of the dress code was added as well. Fighting Administrators have asked for more discretion in assigning punishments for fighting based on circumstances. A first offense of Level 2 fighting could now receive as many as 5 days of suspension, a second offense could receive as many as 10 days of suspension, and a third offense could get 10 days of suspension or 45 days placement at the alternative school. Some of these fights, even though they dont require medical attention, are still really bad, Prevatt said. Level 3 fighting or battery that does result in injury and need for medical attention will receive 10 days out of school and an automatic referral for alternative placement. City could delay work on 144 th BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor The failure to relocate city of Starke utility lines could hold up the county and Department of Transportations work on Southeast 144 th Avenue, the final phase of which is scheduled to begin construction. The work was designed and permitted by the citys previous engineer, but the work was never put out to bid. Starke Operations Manager Marc Oody was questioned about what caused the delay, and he attributed it to the change in engineers and changes in the public works department. The citys work was supposed to be completed in June. Oody said the failure to act earlier has created an emergency situation. Starkes current engineer advised that delaying an FDOT project could result in penalties for the city. They hope if the citys schedule bumps into FDOTs work, the city will be granted an extension to get things done. If we go through the whole bidding process, youre looking at adding a couple of months to that before we get started, said Tim Norman of Mittauer and Associates. Oody and Norman asked to waive the citys normal bidding process but were told that to comply with the citys purchasing policy, the project would have to be advertised, even if for an abbreviated period. Mayor Carolyn Spooner asked Oody to contact FDOT as soon as possible to explain the citys situation. Completion of the 144 th project has been a long time coming. The first funding was allocated back in 2005 following years of discussion. When design and property acquisition were completed, the first phase of the three-phase project finally began in 2010. The current final phase comes after consideration of several alternatives for how to tie the road into U.S. 301. The goal has always been to create a new highway stretching from S.R. 100 to 301 on the south end of the city in order to alleviate traffic congestion downtown. This solution proved the least controversial, although it is arguably the most ambitious as it will change the established traffic pattern between VyStar Credit Union and the Deerfoot Shopping Center. Southeast 144 th Avenue will be built between VyStar and IHOP, and the existing traffic signal will be moved north. The existing median opening will be closed, and another one created between the intersection of 144 th and 301 and the northernmost entrance to the Deerfoot shopping plaza. This once secondary entrance will become the primary signalized entrance. FDOT has already advertised the project and awarded it earlier this month to V.E. Whitehurst & Sons Inc. Bradley speaking at Republican dinner The Bradford County Republican Executive Committee cordially invites you to its Reagan Day Dinner to be held at the Starke Golf and Country Club, 15501 NE 14th Ave. in Starke, on Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Rob Bradley, Florida state senator representing this district. Tickets are $37 per person. Make checks or money orders payable to BCREC, P.O. Box 213, Starke, FL 32091. RSVP to either Donna Solze at 904-964-5803 (dssolze@ embarqmail.com) or David Dodge at 352-222-8609 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Bradford County Telegraph 3A Why You Should VOTE YESfor 2014 Tax Exemption Referendum QuestionHeres How the Ballot shows itThis gives your elected County Commissioner the ability to work with new or existing businesses that are expected to create in the county or city. Voting YES allows Bradford County to be equal to all the surrounding County Governments (Duval, Baker, Clay) in creating jobs for our residents.PLEASE VOTE YES on August 26th, 2014or in early voting This editorial endorsement ad provided by the publisher of the Bradford County Telegraph For more information call John Miller (904) 964-6305 His Royal ArmyMy service number is 77-777-777. I am a part of the 7th Army, 1st Platoon, stationed in Starke at the Bradford Baptist Church. I get my orders from a very neat book. It has 66 long chapters. It covers everything I will need to fight a long war. It tells the type of armor I will need, the tools I will need and how to use them. My commander in chief is a million miles away, but I can reach him anytime, day or night, he never sleeps or slumbers and he can talk to a million soldiers at one time. He never loses a battle, never retreats. He has won every battle hes been in for the last 10,000 years. I love being in his army, even if I never get a furlough and I had to sign up for life. P.S. He promised me when I signed up and got to old to fight he had a retirement city for me prepared with Streets of Gold such as you never saw... Wow. Signed: Im in the Army now By Henry Hodges Lawtey, FL Bertine Farms of Brooker CARES MARY W. BRIDGMAN Special to the Telegraph The County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship, CARES for short, a voluntary program started by the Florida Farm Bureau in 2001 to promote environmentally sound and economically viable farming practices, recently recognized Bertine Farms of Brooker, owned and operated by Gene and Jessica Bertine. CARES program participants sign a letter of intent agreeing to adopt best management practices designed to reduce the amount of pesticides, fertilizers, animal wastes and other pollutants that enter the environment, thereby protecting the states water supplies and other natural resources. According to Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam, the CARES program seeks to highlight farmers and ranchers who have gone above and beyond to protect what the good Lord gave us. Scott Eubanks, assistant director of agricultural policy at Florida Farm Bureau, said that 550 farms across the state, including five in Bradford County, have earned the CARES designation. Through the CARES Program, we have the opportunity to tell what farmers and ranchers are doing, day in and day out, to protect our precious resources for generations to come, he said. Bertine Farms produces cattle, hay and sod, employing a crop rotation system to reduce erosion, improve the soils organic matter and minimize crop disease. By implementing rotational grazing and eliminating over-grazing, more leaf area is created, which not only increases forage for cattle, but also improves animal health. Keeping animals healthy isnt the only reason its important to keep those rolling fields of green growing. As Jessica Bertine said, Once the grass is gone, the next thing you are going to see is asphalt and concrete. Rotating pastureland with sod production is also good for the land because it enables the soil to loosen up after compacting and reduces wear and tear caused by cattle traffic. The Bertines have installed fences to keep cattle from disturbing natural wetlands, and have also created fenced-off wildlife corridors with fruit and nut-bearing trees. Both Gene and Jessica Bertine are full-time employees with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Gene is a civil engineer in the Lake City office, while Jessica is an agricultural economist in the Gainesville office. Daughter Amanda, 15, attends Union County High School in Lake Butler and is active in Future Farmers of America as well as 4-H. The Bertines spend almost all of their personal time handling the work associated with their farm. When we get home, we punch in for our part-time job, said Jessica. The Bertines are passionate about their commitment to farming. In addition to their farm in Brooker, they also own a farm in Citrus County, where Gene grew up. The Citrus County farm was a Florida homestead grant made to Genes ancestors during the late 19 th century. Im a fifth generation farmer, he said proudly. The Bertine family believes in the CARES program, which has many benefits. It helps farmers stay in compliance with state law, protects them from fines, reduces local government regulation, provides water management permitting exemptions, increases production efficiency, and promotes environmental responsibility. Over 9 million acres are enrolled statewide. Implementation of best management practices is credited with saving 10 billion gallons of water in Florida annually. In addition to protecting the states natural resources, adopting the CARES programs practices provides a financial benefit through decreased consumption of pesticides and fertilizers as well as production of healthier livestock and more bountiful crops. This illustrates a point Gene made when discussing the program: If you take care of the land, it will take care of you. More information about the CARES Program is available on the programs website, www. thisfarmcares.org, as well as its Facebook page. Jessica, Amanda and Gene Bertine of Brooker accept the CARES award from Commissioner Adam Putnam (far right) and Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick (far left). Bradford Democrats to meet July 28 The Bradford County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Monday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at the Capital City Bank Community Room. The DEC will be discussing the upcoming elections. All interested Democrats are invited as well as Democratic candidates and candidates in nonpartisan races. The Bradford DEC represents the Democratic voters of Bradford County. They currently have openings for committeemen or committeewomen in some precincts. For further information about being a precinct representative or about the DEC, contact DEC Chair Judy Becker at 904-782-3502, or visit www.bradford-democrats. org. Minimizing snake encounters There will be a free workshop on minimizing snake encounters at the Bradford County Senior Center on July 24 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The public is invited. Master Gardener Tom Sutton will teach you how to identify common snakes, minimize negative encounters, snake proof your landscape and home, and safely deal with snake encounters. The University of Florida IFAS Extension is an equal opportunity institution. www.facebook.com/BradfordTelegraph
4A Bradford County Telegraph Thursday, July 24, 2014 The School Board of Bradford County will soon consider a measure to continue to impose a 1.50 mill property tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein. This tax is in addition to the school boards proposed tax of 5.755 mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the school board. The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $1,323,173 to be used for the following projects: Countywide Electrical Countywide Fencing Countywide HVAC Countywide Maintenance Countywide Painting Countywide Paving Countywide Plumbing Countywide Rewiring Countywide Roofing Starke Elementary School Mold Cleanup Purchase of One (1) Bus Countywide Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment LCIF Technology Purchases Instructional Materials Hardware Enterprise Software CCTV All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on July 28, 2014 at 5:01 p.m. at the Bradford County School Board Meeting Room, 501 W. Washington Street, Starke, Florida. A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this hearing. The Bradford County School Board will soon consider a budget for 2014-2015.A public hearing to make a DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on:Monday, July 28, 2014 5:01 p.m. at Bradford County School Board Room located at 501 W. Washington Street, Starke, FL Get ready to go back to school Donations needed for Aug. 1 Info Fair With just a few weeks left of summer vacation, its time to get ready to go back to school. With that in mind, organizers have planned the Back-to-School Info Fair for Friday, Aug. 1, at the Bradford County Fairgrounds. The event is in its seventh year, with its popularity signifying the communitys willingness to help those in need. The objective of the fair is to provide free information about assistance available to the public from various organizations and to provide some school supplies for each student who attends. Like last year, organizers plan to reduce lines and wait times by designating 30-minute slots for students from particular schools to come. If students/parents cannot come during their schools designated time, they can come during the last time slot of the evening. Age appropriate school supply bags will be handed out when students enter the facility. These bags will be specifically packed for elementary, middle school and high school students. Students, along with their parents, will be asked to visit at least 12 of the information booths and have their cards signed for a chance to win a gift card from Walmart. Drawings will be done every 30 minutes. Food and entertainment will also be provided, with the support of the community. With a successful Back-to-School Info Fair, organizers hope to better equip families for a successful start to the fall semester. Schedule 6 p.m. Southside and Lawtey elementary schools 6:30 p.m. Starke, Brooker and Hampton elementary schools 7 p.m. Bradford Middle School and Bradford High School 7:30 p.m. Private schools and students who could not attend earlier times. Donate, get involved To meet the goal of providing a backpack to each student who attends and purchase gift cards for the drawings, donations are needed. If your organization would like to participate by having an information booth, organizers are asking for a voluntary donation of $100. If you do not have funds allocated for such an event, you are still invited to set up a booth and share your information. Those who would like to donate funds in support of the event can join the Committee of 100. Organizers hope to find at least 100 people willing to donate $50 apiece. Make checks payable to Back-to-School Info Fair and mail them to Santa Fe College, ATTN: Cheryl Canova, 209 W. Call St., Starke, FL 32091. For more information, please call 904-964-5382 or 352-3954410.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Bradford County Telegraph 5A Y Across the Garden Fence Z Across the Garden Fence is sponsored by the Bradford County Extension Service. Readers who wish to pose gardening questions should forward them to Jim DeValerio at email@example.com. Enjoying fresh blueberries? Here are a few suggestions on how to grow your own. There are two types of blueberries, rabbiteye and highbush. Highbush blueberries are often grown commercially because they ripen earlier when the market is more favorable for the farmer. But, getting them to fruition requires frost protection and disease management practices most homeowners do not want to bother with. Rabbiteye blueberries, Vaccinium virgatum, are a popular option for north Florida blueberry growers because they normally bloom after the threat of frost. This delicious fruit can be grown in a relatively small space without much trouble. The rabbiteye blueberries are a sustainable crop that requires few, if any, pesticides. Rabbiteye blueberries require a welldrained, acidic soil with an ideal pH of 4.5. They should be grown in full sun, avoiding low lying wet locations. Get the soil tested to determine the soil pH and soil fertility. Sample bags can be obtained from your local extension office or refer to this website for soil sampling instructions: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ ss494. It is preferable to plant a mixture of early, mid and late season varieties to broaden the harvest time. Plant each cultivar in a 3to 5-foot-wide, inrow strip. Plant spacing is 5 feet within the row and 13 to 15 feet between rows for mowing and maintenance. Use mined, elemental sulfur to lower pH organically. Use a granular formulation if available to minimize exposure to sulfur dust. Till in at a rate of 300 pounds per acre to lower the pH approximately 1 point in northeast Florida. Be sure to check the pH a month after applying the sulfur to see if the desired pH has been reached. It is best to make adjustments to soil pH slowly because the amount of sulfur needed to lower the pH differs between soils. A 20-foot-long, 5-footwide row would require 0.7 pounds of sulfur at the 300 pounds per acre rate. The pH only needs to be adjusted within the blueberry row, not the mowed row middles. Additional soil acidification can be accomplished by adding a 4-inch layer of pine bark on top of the blueberry row. Leaving the bark on top will help suppress weeds organically. Non-organic growers may choose to till the bark into the soil and suppress weeds with herbicides. Suggested early bearing varieties include Austin, Climax and Savory. Suggested mid to late season varieties are Brightwell, Powderblue and Premier. Titan, Ira, Yadkin and Ochlocknee are noteworthy new varieties you may want to try. The best time to plant blueberries is from midDecember to mid-February. Use plants that are about 2 feet tall with well-developed root systems that are not pot-bound. Set the plants at the same height as when they were growing in the pot. Weed control is extremely important because blueberries are shallow-rooted plants that compete poorly with weeds. Blueberries may be lightly pruned at the time of planting. Select the tallest, strongest canes and leave it unpruned. Remove the weak, twiggy growth at the base of the plant. If the plant has a large top compared to the root system remove about one-third of the top by selectively pruning the least vigorous growth and cutting back the tops of vigorous canes by several inches. Remove all berries the first year and do not allow too much fruit for the second year. By the third year the plants should be big enough to support a decent crop. Fertilize with ammonium sulfate, about 2 ounces per plant every 6 weeks (starting 15 March) the first year. Use 1010-10 every third application instead of ammonium sulfate (may use 10-0-10) if the soil has sufficient phosphorus. You can also use a blueberry special fertilizer that is usually available at farm supply stores. azalea or rhododendron fertilizer will also work. Mature plants should be fertilized with 6 ounces of ammonium sulfate every 6 weeks from March 15 until August. As before, substitute 10-10-10 or 10-0-10 every third fertilizer application. Spread the fertilizer evenly over a circle 2 feet in diameter around the plant. Most of the 40 inches of water needed annually is supplied by rain. The most critical period for irrigation is the establishment year, especially from early fruit set until the end of harvest. Mature plants need about 0.6 inches of water per week. About 1.2 inches of water per week is needed throughout the late spring and summer months. Do not over water your blueberry plants. Irrigation water from wells often has a pH of 6.5 or higher and can increase the pH of soils rapidly. We recommend having the pH of your well water tested. Unpruned blueberry plants become dense, twiggy and nonproductive. Pruning is recommended to remove unproductive canes and to reduce the height of the canopy. Rabbiteye blueberries can be pruned too often. The objective is to get the plant up to size as soon as possible. Mature rabbiteye blueberry bushes can reach a height of 20 feet. New canes tend to be more productive than older canes. A general rule for plants over four years old is to remove about 1/51/4 of the oldest canes each year (usually 13 of the oldest canes). After 6 to 10 years, rabbiteye blueberry bushes can be limited to a height of 5 to 7 feet by pruning. Bird damage is especially prevalent on early ripening blueberries. Netting can be an effective barrier. The Spotted Wing Drosophila fruit fly is a new insect pest on berry crops in north Florida. It lays its eggs inside the fruit. The fly should be monitored by using traps. Its arrival may prevent blueberries from being grown organically because organic approved insecticides are not effective controls. Special thanks to Dr. Pete Andersen, professor of horticulture, UF/IFAS NFREC-Quincy. Contact your local county extension for more information. Church Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church will hold special services to honor its pastors anniversary on Friday, July 25, at 7 p.m., and at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 27. For more information, please call 904-554-0500. Everyone is welcome to attend. Victory Baptist Church in Hampton will show the recently released movie Gods Not Dead on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. This is a free showing, and childcare for young children will be provided. Greater Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church located at the corner of Chestnut and Ash Street in Starke, will celebrate its Womens Day on Sunday, July 27, with 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. worship services. Everyone is welcome. Pine Level Baptist Church will host Mike Todds unique presentation of Noah and The Ark including a 7-foot scale model on Sunday, Aug. 3, at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Everyone is invited. Madison Street Baptist Church of Starke invites all men to be guests at the second annual Man-Up Conference, Power of Men in Prayer, taking place Aug. 8 from 6-9 p.m. with dinner and Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon with breakfast. Fellowship Baptist Church off S.R. 121 in Raiford, has new and used clothing for infants to adults as well as coats and shoes. The church is open the second Saturday of each month. Email the details of your congregations upcoming special events to editor@ bctelegraph.com. DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 5 P.M. Library HOURS B Y APPOINTMENT ONLY www.communitystatebank-fl.com Come worship with usSTARKE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCHChurch Saturday 11:00 a.m. School Saturday 10:00 a.m.1649 W. Madison St. Starke, FL Where today meets tomorrow TO ANNOUNCE YOUR CHURCH EVENT, MAIL PERTINENT INFORMATION, TYPED OR PRINTED LEGIBLY, TO: BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH P.O. Drawer A, Starke, FL 32091 Life Groups 9:30 AMMorning Worship 10:30 AMMid-week Refuel 7:00 PM Pay Online. Pay On Time.www.CityOfStarke.org Official Payments charges a nominal fee for this service. A Fee Calculator is available at www.OfficialPayments.com to assist in calculating your convenience fee.Official Payments Customer Service: 1-800-487-4567 Jim DeValerio The Bradford County Public Library is located at 456 W. Pratt St. in Starke. For a full schedule of events, pick up a calendar from the front desk today. You can also get the latest BCPL news and event notifications on Facebook at www.facebook. com/bradfordlibrary. For more information on these programs or other services, please call 904-368-3911 or visit www. bcplibrary.com. Walking dead in the library Why wait for Halloween to dress like a zombie? The library is opening its meeting room doors at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 25 to all zombies ages 10 to 19. There will be activities, food and contests. All living mortals who enter into the realm of the zombies will be turned into a zombie. Crafty corner Children ages 5 to 12 can get crafty at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 28, at the Bradford County Public Library. Wet, wild and oh so fun What happens when hydrogen, oxygen and fun-loving families get together? Energy is released, smiles burst across faces, and memories are made. To test out this theory, the Bradford County Public Library is hosting Wet & Wild Family 60-Second Challenges at 10 a.m. on July 29. Ages 8 and older are invited. The activities are outdoors and participants will get wet. Indian hoop dancer Children are invited to watch Cody Sawgrass perform Indian Hoop Dances at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30. Cracker Girl: A Love Story Raised in Florida during the Depression, author Hazel Hoffman Wall is from the generation that appreciated the things we take for granted now, like rubber sole shoes. Her story is one that you will not soon forget. Hear her speak at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, at the Bradford County Public Library. End of summer bash Children will enjoy popcorn and refreshments as they watch Cotton Candy the Clown perform magic on Thursday, July 31. Florida climate landscapes Get the information you need about recycling yard waste by attending the Florida-Friendly Workshop on Monday, Aug.4. The discussion will include information on compost, earthworms and soldier flies. The series of workshops ends on Aug. 18 with a presentation on Bradford watersheds. Both of these programs, which are free and open to the public, begin at 10 a.m. Add your own personal style to your flip-flops at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Young people ages 8 to 19 are invited to register for a fun flip-flop craft at the Bradford County Public Library. Participants should bring a new pair of flip-flops that have not been worn and turn them into a one-of-a-kind wearable work of art. After-school program apps available Concerned Citizens of Bradford County is accepting applications for its after-school program at RJE now through Aug. 8. The monthly fee is $60 per child, due the first of the month, plus the $25 registration fee. For more information, please call 904-964-2298. www.StarkeJournal.com
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Bradford County Telegraph 7A Legals control; and associated restoration. In order to be considered, Bidders must have prior successful experi ence as a general or utility contractor in the construction of utility installa contained in the Instructions to Bid ders. be examined at the following loca and specifications will be distributed. waive technical errors and informali ties and to reject any or all bids. The NOTICE Petitioner, vs. NOTICE OF ACTION istrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your thereunder. a default being entered against you to rector Plaintiff, vs. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiffs at within thirty days of the first publica tion of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclo sure of mortgage against the follow said parcel being more particularly being conveyed with an easement for ingress over the following described corner of above described parcel for with an easement for ingress and If you fail to file your response or an swer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plain the first publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. Clerk of the Circuit Court By Lisa Brannon, Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti fication if the time before the sched if you are hearing or voice impaired, If you are deaf or hard of hearing and sisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact the Court Interpreter Program at inter Sealed bids for roadway construction on: SE 144TH AVE EXTENSION Bids will be received at the office of the Clerk of Court, located in the be opened and then publicly read aloud in the Bradford County Com wing hallway of the Bradford County Courthouse. Information for Bidders, Bid, Bid County Commissioners Drawer B each set. No refund will be made for of the plans includes construction of drainage, utility, earthwork, asphalt, curbing, testing, maintenance of traf fic, signage, grassing, and landscap of the plans includes construction road, earthwork, drainage works, stabilization, base, surface course, testing, striping, grassing, signage, environmental protection measures, maintenance of traffic with plan prep aration, and safety measures. Bidder shall visit site prior to submission of bid to gain understanding of the ex The sum of the responsive bids for determining the low bidder. The Board of County Commissioner the right to accept or reject any or all bids, award all or part of the bid, waive any technicality with regard to the bids, and to interpret the bid specifications in the best interest of Bradford County. Plaintiff, vs. et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION has been filed against you and you with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief de manded in the Complaint or petition. Clerk of the Court ity who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. before your scheduled court appear ance. If you are hearing or voice im If you are deaf or hard of hearing and sisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court org Division Probate Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of bate Division, the address of which the personal representative and the are set forth below. er persons having claims or demands be served must file their claims with and other persons having claims or must file their claims with this court Plaintiff, and Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION filed regarding real property in Brad serve a copy of your written response file the original with the Clerk of the Court, either before service on the above-named attorney or immediate ly thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Brittany M. Loper Continued from 6A Become educated to avoid dangers of lightning BY WENDY RUSSELL Bradford Emergency Management Due to the daily thunderstorm activity lately, Bradford County Emergency Management would like to get residents thinking more about lightning safety. Lightning is a serious danger, especially during the summer, and Florida is said to be the lightning capital of North America. Florida leads the nation in lightning deaths and injuries. One of several contributors to lightning fatalities is the misconception that lighting cant strike if its not raining. It can strike up to 10 miles or more away from a thunderstorm. Another misconception is that rubber-soled shoes or the rubber tires on a car will protect you from lightning. Although it can be safe to take refuge in a car during lightning, it is the metal roof and sides of the vehicle that protect you, not the rubber tires. Also, if you are caught outside during lightning, do not lie flat on the ground. Lighting can spread out up to 60 feet after striking the ground. Lying flat on the ground increases your chances of being affected by deadly ground current. If you are outside during a thunderstorm you should keep moving toward a safe shelter. Many people wait too long to head for safety. Inability and unwillingness to get to a safe place in a timely manner contributes to many lightning fatalities. The key to remaining safe from a lightning strike is to keep an eye on the sky, watch for darkening skies and listen for rumbles of thunder. Be aware of the weather forecast before heading outdoors. Bradford County Emergency Management urges people to educate themselves on lightning danger and safety measures. For more detailed information about lightning safety, visit www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov, or contact the Bradford County Emergency Management at 904966-6336. Special senior programs coming in August Mark your calendars for Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. for a special presentation, A Healthier You. This hour-long presentation will deal with the issue of intestinal health. At times everyone has issues with irregularity. This presentation will teach you how to deal with this issue in healthy ways. Do you struggle with meal planning and cooking for one or two people? Busy and dont have the time to cook? Then this workshop, Meal Planning for One, Two or Those On The Run, presented by the Bradford County Extension Office Family and Consumer Science agent, is for you. On Aug. 8 and 22 from 1:30-3:30 p.m., learn ways to plan meals and save time and money. Enjoy tips, recipes and samples. To sign up, you can reach Samara Deary at 904-3666224, or contact the senior center at 904-368-3955. Also in August, the Family and Consumer Science agent will have a hands-on workshop on canning. Learn easy and safe ways to can food Aug. 15 at 1:30. Deary, will discuss safe food handling and new methods in canning, plus how to save money by canning your own food. The cost of the workshop is $7. In order to buy supplies, you should prepay at the senior center or extension office. The center is located at 1805 N. Temple Ave. in Starke. For more information on activities or events, please call 904-3683955. A calendar of events can be found at www.bradfordcountyfl. gov. See and discuss Freedom Riders The Friends of the Library in a cooperative effort with the Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice will be showing the video The Freedom Riders at the Sustainable Living Center, located at the corner of C.R. 227 and C.R. 18 west of Lake Hampton on Saturday, July 26. The showing will be from 2 to approximately 4 p.m. with a discussion about the film and pizza after the showing. The Freedom Riders is about a group of diverse volunteers who worked in 1961 to challenge segregation in the Deep South. The Freedom Rides of 1961 were a pivotal moment in the civil rights struggle. The film was originally shown on PBS. The Freedom Riders is part of The Created Equal film series made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The Friends of the Library received a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute to show the films. Contact Paul Still at 904-3680291 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule a showing of one or all of the films for your church or organization.
8A Bradford County Telegraph Thursday, July 24, 2014 for Bradford County Telegraphrfntbf fr $ Money-$aving Coupons from Spires Dollar General CVS Winn-Dixie Walgreens & other great stores & restaurants!New Subscribers Only Mention FREE Ad Offer when subscribing FREEClassified Adwhen you subscribe!$9.50 value!(must be used within 6 months of subscribing) BCT happening, Prevatt said. They can recommend counseling with the Corner Drug Store group, which is already right here in our community. CDS Family and Behavioral Health Services provides a number of services, including counseling for troubled youth and their families. They seek ways to help support these families and resolve whatever issues there might be, which are varied, Prevatt said. Families will have another opportunity to abide by the attendance contract while they undergo counseling. If the family is successful, great, we have a lot to celebrate. If not, at that point a truancy petition will be filed. Then from there, the parent and/or student will have to appear in court, she said. The state also emphasizes school attendance with legislation requiring enforcement of truancy policies because of the obvious link between school attendance and academic performance. Under the law, parents or guardians of children of compulsory age are responsible for making sure those children are in school and for explaining absences in writing to the school. Once a truancy case proceeds to court, there can be legal ramifications such as probation and jail time for the parents or guardians, and placement in a residential educational setting for the students. Prevatt said there are three such centers in the area in Alachua, Columbia and Putnam counties. These interface centers are primarily for older students who rebel against efforts to get them in school. School Board Member Stacey Creighton asked about the nature of the districts attendance problems, and Prevatt, without offering numbers, said it is a big issue. We know we have attendance problems in this county, and it does tend to be generational, Prevatt said, meaning if parents didnt attend school regularly then their children dont either. Superintendent Chad Farnsworth is in favor of this new approach. It essentially adds another layer of accountability for the family but also gives them one more intervention to see if they can get a little more assistance, he said, adding it could keep kids from entering the juvenile justice system under more negative circumstances. Prevatt said the potential of being forced to leave home and live in an interface center could be enough to make the students more accountable. Accountability is a recurring theme in the proposed code of conduct changes, including accountability for the district, whose reputation and funding level hangs on student count and the results of an increasing number of academic assessments. Really, weve got to send a message communitywide that these kids have got to be in school, Farnsworth said. If you can get your kids in the door, well do our job. For families with a history of truancy problems, five unexcused absences will trigger a hearing before the School Attendance Review Board. Other families will receive a hearing notice once 10 unexcused absences have accumulated beginning this school year. Unexcused absences will impact grades. The rule has been that work, quizzes or tests missed because of an unexcused absence would result in a grade of zero, but Prevatt said that hasnt been applied consistently. It will be, and students accessing their performance through the Focus software system will be able to see first hand the effects of missing class on their grades, she said. Were hoping to put the responsibility back on students, she said. In addition to accumulating zeroes, if there are five or more unexcused absences in a grading period, then grades for that period will be locked at a 59. Absence is defined as missing 60 or more percent of the day. The district is also looking at combining repeat instances of unexcused lateness and early checkouts into unexcused absences as a way of stopping those patterns. Creighton predicted that this level of strictness would lead to failing a lot of kids and the district responding to reverse that. Prevatt said they were trying to change behavior by making the consequences more apparent. Creighton spoke up for single parents juggling multiple kids and multiple responsibilities and the potential for running afoul of the rules, but Prevatt said the changes are meant to target abuses and not legitimate absences. There was an inconclusive discussion about allowing parents to email excused absence notes. On the one hand, its convenient and provides the parent with proof that a note was actually submitted. On the other hand, students could more easily fake emailed excuses. Farnsworth also discussed the process for notifying teachers in advance when students are going to be out for sports or other school-related absences. Among those absences are absences for testing. The superintendent was critical of an ever longer testing schedule that disrupts instructional time. Testing will begin in February next year and continue through the end of the school year. These tests are supposed to measure a years progress he said, but how do you gain that experience when testing begins in February, he asked. Its the new way of our world, Farnsworth said. The code of conduct will be voted on following an Aug. 11 public hearing, CODE Continued from 1A drained and positioned so that it will not fill up when it rains. Puncturing containers so they drain is an option that should be considered if they cannot be turned over. Typical containers include tires, birdbaths, old flowerpots and even certain plants with cupped leaves like bromeliads. And dont forget: It is very important to follow the 5 Ds in order to avoid being bothered by these pesky critters. Avoid being outdoors during DUSK to DAWN hours, if you must go outside DRESS appropriately by covering as much skin as possible, for added protection use a repellant with DEET in it and be sure to DRAIN any containers that hold water. Call the Bradford County Extension office for more information at 904-966-6299. INFECT Continued from 1A Cherry Street zoning to be addressed BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor American Dream realtor Bobby Carter told the Starke City Commission he has a buyer for a Cherry Street property, but the lender is holding off because the property the house sits on is zoned for commercial development. In fact, Carter informed the commission that all of the houses that sit along the railroad on Cherry Street 14 of them are actually in a commercial district. It wasnt immediately clear whether the commercial status of the properties on the street dated back to a 2007 project to rezone the city and make the existing classifications compatible with future land use. Carter suggested the commercial zoning of those properties went back even further. It seems logical that someone decided the properties fronting the railroad could be developed commercially, but Carter said no one in the area is even aware their houses are zoned for commercial development, or the consequences were they to try to pull permits for a residential project on those properties in the future. The best use of the properties is the current use, Carter said residential. In the future, to preserve the neighborhood, the city may want to correct the zoning, he said. While the commission could not sidestep the rezoning application process, Carter said he wasnt asking for a reclassification. He said the lender would be satisfied with a letter from the commission stating that if something were to happen to the home, the city would allow a new home to be built on the property. The commission wasnt entirely comfortable with providing a letter before the property was actually rezoned, but Carter said if they were forced to go through that process before proceeding with the sale, then they would market the lot as a commercial property instead and allow a commercial use to move into the neighborhood. A letter would surely get us through tonight, he said. The lender would be satisfied, and a new homeowner would move in and take pride in their property. Starkes attorney, Paul Sanders, said the property owner would likely prevail in court if suing to be able to build back their home, just based on the historic use of the property. He didnt see an issue with providing a letter to Carter for the lender, and then the city could proceed with rezoning the neighborhood at a later date or not. The letter wouldnt bind the city to do anything, he said. Commissioners agreed the zoning needed to be revisited, but said it would provide Carter with the letter he needed in the meantime. Bradleys local State Sen. Rob Bradley has staffed an office at the Bradford County Courthouse in order to provide constituent and other services to the residents of Senate District 7. Bradley represents Bradford, Clay and Alachua counties in the state legislature. The senators Starke office will be staffed on Tuesday and Thursdays. Walk-ins are welcome, or make an appointment by calling the office at 904-368-3933. Dental care at ACORN Medicaid has expanded adult dental benefits to include two exams/cleanings each year and limited fillings. Contact ACORN Dental Clinic for more information about the MMA dental plans in this area: 352485-2772. Need a ride? Need a ride to school or work? If you are receiving any form of public assistance and need help with your travel needs, please call to see if you qualify. Contact CISTO at 904-964-7776. There is no charge for this service.
Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, July 24, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL BHS grad McBride ready to build upon freshman season at UCF BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Justin McBride saw action last year and had some big contributions for the University of Central Florida basketball team, but the 6-10 University of Central Florida did not feel as if he was a total part of the team. Thats why McBride, a 2013 Bradford High School graduate, is relishing the grueling workouts he and his teammates are currently going through. Its so refreshing, McBride said. It took me a while to earn these guys respect. When youre on the bench, they see you and hear you, but youre not out there with them. Youre not dying in conditioning. Youre not in the fire with them. Now, we can really grow as a team. McBride played in 15 games last season, averaging just 9.3 minutes per game. He was brought along slowly as he was recovering from ACL surgery and didnt see his first game action until January. Still, once McBride did get on the court, he showed flashes of what hes capable of. He was named American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week following a week that was capped by his 13-point, five-rebound performance in a 75-74 win over South Florida that snapped a nine-game losing streak. It was so crazy, McBride said of the journey he took during this freshman season, but it was an amazing experience. The ACL injury occurred in April 2013, with surgery following on June 3. McBride said there are three stages in the recovery phase. First, theres pain that prevents you from doing anything, followed by the phase of feeling good, but still not being 100 percent. The third phase is being 100-percent ready. McBride was experiencing that second phase when he arrived on the UCF campus. He wanted to participate with his teammates in conditioning and workouts, but coaches did not want to rush him along. It was an emotional roller coaster, McBride said. He does, though, realize why coaches brought him along slowly. He thanks God coaches had a plan and stuck to it. He may have been brought along slowly, but when it was his time, it came in a hurry. When I got cleared, I had one week of conditioning and one week of practice, and then I had my first game, McBride said. McBride played brief minutes here and there starting Jan. 15 against Rutgers. It wasnt until Feb. 9 in a home game against UConn that he saw major minutes. He was told before the game he was going to play big minutes, but the first half came and went without him stepping onto the court. It was discouraging, McBride said, but teammate Isaac Lang told him, Just stay ready. Stay mentally focused. A couple of minutes went by in the second half when UCF head coach Donnie Jones asked McBride if he was ready. I go in the game, and it was history from there, McBride said. I was just so excited. It was like a weight being lifted off of me. The game was a 75-55 loss, but UCF pulled to within eight points off of a dunk by McBride with 5:17 to play and later was within six points of the team that would go on to win the national championship. McBride finished with 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting in 13 minutes. Just to look at how good our team played them and how good we did, and then to see (UConn) win the national championship its surreal, McBride said. In the Knights next game, McBride played 16 minutes, scoring six points and grabbing a season-high seven rebounds in a 76-70 loss at Memphis. Though UConn was the first game where he got major minutes, McBride said he didnt know what offensive plays his team was running. He just posted up and did his best to score or draw a foul when teammates passed him the ball. He was more comfortable with his role in the Memphis game, saying, I was getting a lot more reps in practice and staying after practice and working on plays with Coach. Then came that two-point win over South Florida, followed by the Rookie of the Week honor. It was a cool accolade to have, McBride said, but I wouldnt have gotten it without my teammates just pushing me and helping me to be where I am. McBride had three games in which he scored in double figures. The thirdfollowing the UConn and South Florida gameswas an 88-84 loss at Houston on Feb. 22 in which he scored 10 points. When asked what his most memorable game was, though, McBride does not mention any of those games. He thinks of the teams 61-58 loss to Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals, even though it was a game that saw him miss two free throws that wouldve tied the game after he was flagrantly fouled with 1:21 to play. McBride got another opportunity at the line with 12 seconds left, going 1-of-2. The missed free throws hurt, as McBride prides himself on being a good free-throw shooter, yet it was the fact that his coach had confidence in him to have him in the game at crunch time against the American Athletics number-one seed. It was just crazy that Coach trusted me like that to make game-time plays, McBride said. Teammates Tristan Spurlock and Isaiah Sykes helped lift his spirits immediately after the game. They just came and were like, This was just your first taste of it. Youre going to be the man next year and the year after that and the year after that. You cant let this affect you. They really just encouraged me, McBride said. Spurlock played a large role in helping him make the transition from high school to college, McBride said. Spurlock has since graduated and is currently taking part in the NBAs summer league with the Detroit Pistons, but the two players still communicate on a regular basis. They formed an immediate bond ever since Spurlock played the role of host when McBride made a recruiting visit to UCF. Hes just my big brother, Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* OPEN EVERY NIGHT SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 STARTS FRIDAY Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri 7:10, 9:00 Sat 5:00, 7:10, 9:00 Sun 5:00, 7:10 Mon Thur 7:30NOW SHOWING Fri 7:00, 9:05 Sat 4:55, 7:00, 9:05 Sun 4:55, 7:00 Mon Thur 7:15Dwayne Johnson PG-13Walt Disneys Wed. Kids Shows 10am & 1pm All Seats $5.00July 3OTH MUPPETS MOST WANTED PLANESFire & Rescue Justin McBride works his way into the paint in one of Justin McBride
2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, July 24, 2014 Socials Butler graduates basic infantry training Army Pvt. John David M. Butler has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Butler is the son of David and Lisa Butler of Starke. He is a 2013 graduate of Bradford High School. 80 th Birthday Celebration Everyone is invited to an Open House celebration of Arley Wayne McRaes 80th birthday. It will be held on Wednesday, July 30 th at the Stump Fellowship Hall from 5 to 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 921 E. Call St., Starke (across from the hospital). Your presence is your gift. $799 lb $279 lbPRICES AVAILABLEJULY 23 JULY 29 $259 $499 $169 USDA INSPECTED USDA INSPECTED Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904)368-9188 Amazing quality. Fantastic prices.Satisfaction Guaranteed LEAN & TENDER $449lb or $279 lb1LB $399 lb $129lb or $119lb $ $19 9PINT $499LB LB LB Bradford Middle football tryouts start Aug. 4 Tryouts for the Bradford Middle School football team will be held Aug. 4-6 at 8:30 a.m. Players must have a current FHSAA physical on file with the school before trying out. If unable to attend, please call coach William Brewington at 352-234-9743. Bradford Pop Warner coaches clinic is July 26 Are you interested in coaching youth football or cheerleading this fall? Do you have a desire to share your knowledge with youth, while teaching them the fundamentals of the game? If so, Bradford County Pop Warner can utilize your talents. A clinic will be held Saturday, July 26, at Bradford High School for coaches that require certification or re-certification. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with the clinic beginning at 8:30 a.m. Practice kicks off Aug. 1 at the Thomas Street Recreational Facility. There will be five divisions this year. For more information about the coaches clinic or football/ cheer sign-ups, contact Rodney Mosley at 904-412-6300. LBMS football practices begin Aug. 4 Football practice for Lake Butler Middle School starts at 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 4, at the schools gym. Practices are 7-10 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays through Aug. 14. All necessary paperwork needs to be completed and turned in before a student can practice. The necessary paperwork is available online at www.fhsaa. org, or packets are available at the front office at Union County High School. If you have any questions, please call coach Lamar Waters at 904-364-6614. Tigers of the past to be part of UCHS alumni hoops game The Union County High School Boys Basketball Team would like to invite everyone to an alumni basketball game for men and women, as well as alumni cheerleaders, on Saturday, July 26, at the UCHS gym. The womens game will tip off at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m. There will be a $10 participation fee, which will include a T-Shirt for the event. There will be a $5 admission for all non-participants. The concessions stand will be open. For more information, contact Rufus Jefferson at 352-318-0790. Hippodrome offers Starke residents $15 tickets to Trailer Park Musical Gainesvilles Hippodrome Theater loves its fans and patrons in Starke and offers tickets to The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical to Starke residents at a cost of $15 each. The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, which takes place in a fictional Starke trailer park named Armadillo Acres, has been held over several times and will now run through Sunday, Aug. 3. This will be the final holdover, so go to the Hipp with your valid ID or drivers license showing your Starke residency and receive $15 tickets to the musical that has everyone talking. Eight performances of the musical are held each week. Call the box office at 352-3754477, or visit www.thehipp.org, for tickets and information. Zumba Gold at the senior center Zumba Gold is a dance fitness class for active older adults, those just beginning to exercise, or for those physically limited. Do something for yourself and come join the fun for free. Classes are Mondays at 1:30 p.m., and Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Classes are taught by a certified Zumba Gold instructor. The senior center offers many other activities and classes for adults 50 years of age or older. Stop by and pick up a calendar of our classes and events. The center is located at 1805 N. Temple Ave. in Starke. For more information on activities or events, please call 904-3683955. A calendar of events can be found at www.bradfordcountyfl. gov.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B Lifelong farmer learning new tricks BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph, Times and Monitor For many livestock farmers, the cost of hay to feed their animals can be the single largest expense in their operation, especially in the winter months. Farmers must balance nutritional value of various types of hay with the cost and try to get the most bang for their buck. One Bradford County farmer is starting to produce a hay that may be at least part of the answer to this problem; hay produced by a non-fruit producing species of peanut. Alan Holtzendorf has been a farmer all of his life, starting out on his familys farm on Edwards Road and then on his own land off C.R. 235. He became a fulltime farmer in 2008, producing primarily square bale hay, as well as cattle. Holtzendorf grows primarily the coastal variety of hay, but also has some fields planted in the Alicia and Tifton 85 varieties (all types of Bermuda grass) on his 300-acre farm. He also has about seven acres in three varieties of perennial peanut, Florigraze, Ecoturf and Arbrook. The perennial peanut is a good crop nutritionally, Holtzendorf said. It takes about two years of proper management to get it established and it takes a lot of herbicide to control the weeds while it is getting established. The plants form a mat of their roots above the ground (rhizomes). Once established, its not hard to maintain. Most weeds cant compete with it. Holtzendorf said he can get two cuttings a year from his perennial peanut (three if conditions are close to perfect) compared to four to six from his regular hay types, some of which will grow two inches a day in the summer. Bermuda grass varieties can produce 20,000 to 25,000 tons per acre of forage; provide about 11-12 percent protein and very high total digestible nutrients. Holtzendorf produces about 40,000 square bales a year from these hay types. He said peanut hay is more nutritionally dense and comparable to alfalfa in digestibility (about 78 percent) and protein, while providing more carbohydrates for energy. According to the University of Florida Bradford County Extension Director for Livestock and Forage, Timothy Wilson, peanut hay has been around for a while and has great nutritional potential as a food source for grazing animals. He said it is a legume, like alfalfa and clover. A regular hay crop, like Bahia or Bermuda grass takes maybe six months to become well established, Wilson said. Perennial peanut takes longer and is more expensive to establish. According to University of Florida publications, the perennial peanut (also known as the rhizome peanut) is in cultivation on about 30,000 acres in the state. It ranges in protein content from 13-18 percent (alfalfa is 19 percent) and digestibility from 54-68 percent (alfalfa is 62 percent). It can produce 6,000 to 11,000 tons per acre once well established. Holtzendorfs hay production goes hand in hand for his plans for raising cattle in the future. Currently he has some Angus cattle and some of a French breed, called aubrac, which he bought from the University of Florida. They are an old breed, developed in the south of France, bred to fill out and finish on a diet of grass. He said that for many years the breed was not available outside of France due to the French government preventing export of the animals. Eventually I want to turn my cattle operation into one which is entirely grass fed, Holtzendorf said. The demand for grass-fed animals, free from hormones and engineered feeds, is growing. Its just a healthier beef to eat, and I think it tastes better as well. Holtzendorf enjoys his life as a farmer, watching his daughter Tara growing up riding horses and showing steers with 4-H. He said he didnt know if she would follow in his footsteps on the farm. In fact she seemed pretty sure she would not, but he said he was all right with that. As long as shes happy, whatever she wants to do is OK, Holtzendorf said. Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. 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4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, July 24, 2014 Bradord School Dear Editor, I want to start this letter with, I absolutely think Starke is the greatest city in this great nation of America. I also think we have the best students and teachers in the state of Florida, and I support all of the decisions and merits of the current administration of the Bradford County Supertendents Office. I think Chad Farnsworth and his wife are doing a great job, and theyre here for the betterment of our students. I know that a school district is only as good as its leadership. (Here goes the nitpick) I want to bring up a subject that I have been thinking about for a few years now. Why dont we promote from within? I keep up with the schools and watch what happens at all levels. I have children that are graduates of the district and also are attending classes at south-side elementary, the junior high, and the high school. Some things I dont understand, and dont have to. However, we have some great teachers at our schools, that I dont believe are being used to their potential. We often look outside the ranks of our current teaching staff for people like coaches, BRT, Science teachers and a plethora of other jobs. I know people in our school system that meet these criteria, (although not personally), I dont even know if they apply for them or not, but as leaders in our city if we know someone who meets the standards we should say something.so here goes. Sean Jenkins, who is involved with our kids in many ways is definatly qualified for the position of BRT Dean and Coach, why hasnt someone sought him out for the position. Scott Wilson is also a very qualified Coach, (I believe he has over 30 years experience as a coach, many as a High School Head Coach), I also know that Robert Best would fit the bill for a Coach/ PE teacher. For Science I am sure if I did a little more home work I could locate somebody in the local ranks for that position also. I have personally seen these three men mentoring our students, above and beyond just the normal duties of a teacher. So I have to ask why arent either of these men asked to fill this position. I am not saying that the current people chosen or sought out wouldnt or wont do a good job. But again, why not promote from with-in? I know there are opportunities to put these positions out there locally..i.e. during staff meetings, school board meetings and the such. Why havent we asked the great, talented, and hard working teachers right here locally, who have shown to be dedicated, to step up to the plate? If it has to do with a state school standard of meeting some type of advertising standard, then at least we could put it out there locally first, in the hopes that one of the dedicated local teachers would apply. I know for a fact that some teachers dont go to the classified ads looking for positions ( if they are, then we are already in jeopardy, of losing them) most are very happy with the position they have. And I believe that these teachers need a chance to know what positions are available. As a School Advisory Council member for many years, I know that the biggest problem we had, was with the relationship between the school and parents. The problem was timely communication. I just dont want communication to be the reason that dedicated teachers are not stepping up and filling our vacancies. I also hope that politics and personal issues are not the reason that these and other local teachers are not sought out to fill the positions that our schools need! I ask Mr. Chad Farnsworth, and the local school board, to look into this matter personally and to ask these, and other questions concerning our children. Our children must come first. (they are the future of Bradford County), and many other communities, in this great nation that I call home. God Bless the City of Starke, and Bradford County School District. Kevin Baker, Pastor, Victory Chapel CFC Keystone already spoken Dear Editor, THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN I am disturbed to read your article in the July 10, 2014 Monitor regarding former Keystone Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth criticizing the actions of City Council to abolish the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board(CRAB). From all indicators CRAB was a conduit by which the former Mayor rewarded a close knit group of loyalist to further her heavy handiness over the city. If there is any room from criticism it should be the idea of a crosswalk across DOT property in the front of City Hall or a $20,000 clock appropriated by CRAB board members, Doug Wise and Haylee Murphy. Neither of these two will bring new life to empty buildings along Lawrence Blvd. These expenditures are just a sample of inappropriate ways to spend taxpayer dollars. The community would be better served in an investment into youth activities. On March 4, 2014, the residents of Keystone Heights spoke loud with a vote 0f 271 to 63 in favor of a new Mayor. It is time to let change work! Jim Register, Lake Area Resident children To The Editor: Children Crossing the Border But Jesus said, Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 19:14. As little children come across our southern border seeking safety from the violence and depravations of their home countries, I am shocked and deeply dismayed at the response of some in the media. Deport them by the thousands (Laura Ingraham). Im telling you your safety is at risk and you are in danger. (Judge Jeanine). They could be members of gangs for all we know. (Steve Doocy). These same pundits are often the first ones to claim that America is a Christian country. And I never thought I would see the day when a United States Congressman would stand up on the floor of the House of Representative and suggest that we treat small children as an invading force and authorize military force against them. (Texas Representative Louis Gohmert). These are children alone, hungry, and afraid that they are talking about. What kind of people turn their backs on a lost child? How did these children get here and why are they here? I dont know the answer but common sense tells me that they most likely did not walk the thousand miles from El Salvador and Guatemala through Mexico in a vast exodus to America. They are probably the orphans and street children of those countries that have been displaced here by their home countries to avoid the responsibility of caring for them. How should we react? We should look at this as a blessing. Yes, a blessing. The opportunity to save 50,000 children from a life of poverty, starvation, and untold depravation has been placed, literally, at our door. What should we do? The first thing we should do is take them in, feed, them, and clothe them. We should give them medical care, comfort them, and teach them. The last thing we should do is shout at them, frighten them, and turn them away. We should act like compassionate Americans, not bullies. I am utterly shocked at the inhuman displays on television of people shouting and screaming epithets at small children. We should hold in contempt those in the media and government who seek to demagogue a humanitarian crisis for their own political purposes. These children are refugees fleeing violence and terrorism in third world countries. The next thing we should do is make our best efforts to identify the children, determine whether they have parents or families who can care for them and, if they do, return them to their families. Given the circumstances, I doubt there are many of them who have a family who can care for them. For those who have no families to care for them, we should build a community for them, educate them, care for them, and make them available for adoption. What we should never do is turn our backs to helpless children or send them back to third world countries to face lives of poverty and depravation. What would Jesus do? Carlton Duke Fagan Attorney Jacksonville Reader questions Dear Editor, Leonard C. Youngs letter of 7/17, Situation in Israel brings out hypocrites makes some mind-bogglingly erroneous assertions in that regard. Contrary to what Mr. Youngs letters says, President Obama and John Kerry have been foursquare supportive of Israels actions, claiming Tel Avivs right to protect itself from the comparative bottle rockets fired at it from Palestine. Do the Palestinians have the right to protect themselves from the so far 600 million tons of Israeli bombs (US-supplied) that are reducing Gaza to rubble and literally blowing men, women and children to pieces? As opposed to the belief that Hamas started the whole current crisis with rocket attacks, it was actually the other way around. A couple of weeks before the kidnap and murder of 3 Israeli teens, the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) killed two Palestinian teenagers for throwing rocks. Only problem with the kidnapping, is it is not known to this day who was the guilty party. Hamas, did not, as it usually does, claim credit and denounced it. That, however, did not stop the IDF from storming into Palestine, brutalizing citizens and holding them in mass arrest. That started the retaliatory rockets. To show how superior and humane they are, a Palestinian was captured by Israeli youths and burned alive. Mr. Young ends his letter with the tired old chestnut about Hamas using human shields: This meme has been a favorite of colonial forces, in many lands, for decades as a pretext for the killing of civilians. Again, there is no evidence of it being true, just the concoction of Israel and their friendly US backers. And, of course to show how these savages have less regard for human life than their oppressors. Arnie Harris Lawtey Experience should count for To the Editor, Bradford County School Board Race I have been following the race for District 5 School Board Member and I am amazed at the varied field. When I look at the possible candidates for any elected position, I want someone who is experienced in that field. If I am looking for a doctor, I am going to find someone who is a doctor, whether or not he or she is a friend. A School Board race is no different. Looking at the District 5 candidates, only one person has any type of educational experience. You read that right; only one person. An elected official needs to have the background knowledge to help the community and being elected to a position should not be affected by friendship. When deciding who you are going to vote for, look at the job qualifications and experience necessary for the job, for that is all that matters. Sincerely, Doug Stamper Bread and a Circus To the Editor, I was reading an article at a doctors office. It was entitled Bread and a Circus. The writer parallels two events we have witnessed in our lives. The bread is like Robin Hood giving bread to the poor, who really need help, and those that get on the bandwagon through greed. The circus is the method that the present administration in Washington applies to our nation. Have a three ring circus going, so that when one fails, we are moved onto the next failure to forget the previous failure and just keep the circus going so we forget the previous mistakes. sound familiar?? Not too many people know that the true meaning came from a main attraction in the days of Rome, feeding the Christians to the lions, it was called the circus. I get the feeling that to know how the Roman Empire fell, all I have to do is turn on the boob tube to some of the trash that is on daily. God will only help us get back, if we bring HIM back to our country. Frank the Baker City of Starke pool for the kids Dear Editor, An open letter to the city of Starke and the citys officials, seeing as the city of Starke, is in the south and is warm most of the year why does the city of Starke not have a public swimming pool for the people of the city of Starke and the surrounding area to use??? Taking a page from some of the other cities in this area who have city pools on how much to charge by the day, week, month or year this would not have to cost the city of Starke any tax dollars to support and could possible be a source of revenue for the city with proper management, its past time to put your big boy pants on and get with the program for the kids of the city of Starke and give the community a cost effective way to spend the summer months. 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Thursday, July 24, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B Happy historical birthday to the Bradford County Telegraph BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Todays current events are tomorrows history, and the Bradford County Telegraph has been documenting the countys history for more than 100 years. On July 26, the Telegraph will celebrate its 135 th year of existence. Much has been written every week since that first issue was published, but here is a brief look at some of the stories that have occurred over the years. The following were published in years in which July 26 fell on a Saturday, as it does this year. These stories from 1930, 1941, 1958, 1969, 1975 and 1986 were taken from the issues published immediately prior to July 26. Money doesnt grow on trees, but how much are they worth? One of the top stories in the July 25, 1930, edition was on the cooperative effort between the U.S. and Florida forest services in making a survey of Bradford County forests. The principal object of the study was to determine the actual costs and returns of growing timber. As the story explained: The propensity of any region depends upon a wise use of its resources. Land and timber are two of the greatest resources of Bradford County. Approximately 15 percent of the total land area is used in the production of agricultural crops. The other lands should be used to produce something of value to the county. The growing of crops of timber is suggested as the best method of utilizing on agricultural lands. Timber is a crop the same as cotton or corn except that the forest requires a longer time to reach maturity from seed. Turpentine, ties, lumber, firewood and many other products are forest crops, which may be taken yearly from a wellmanaged woodland. Bradford was one of three Florida counties chosen for the surveys, with the other two being Lake and Washington. Gas, fire and chickens Three other stories on the front page of the July 25, 1930, issue involved gas consumption, a truck fire and the theft of chickens. It was noted that in June of that year, Bradford County, in accordance with Department of Agriculture data, consumed 76,192 gallons of gas and 7,481 gallons of kerosene. This was in comparison with 85,494 gallons of gas and 7,445 gallons of kerosene used in May. For the state, sales during June were 16,249,146 gallons of gas and 1,556,286 gallons of kerosene, as compared with 18,182,895 and 1,666,847 gallons, respectively, in May. Speaking of gas, a backfire apparently ignited gas in the carburetor of a truck, causing a fire. A brief story on the front page described the incident: The fire department was called out Tuesday morning to extinguish flames around the gas tank of a Ford truck on one of the side streets in the western part of town, the blaze being extinguished by chemicals. No name was given for the owner of the truck, but the name of the victim of a chicken theft was given as part of another front-page brief: Chicken thieves made a raid on Joe Trubys henhouse Friday night, making way with 30 fryers, according to a report made to county officers. A section of the screen wire was cut out, the thieves putting the chickens in sacks and later transferring them to a crate. The World War II effort and its participants As you might imagine, the July 25, 1941, issue focused on the war and the soldiers who were in training. One of the front-page stories documented a construction and beautification project that was being carried out at Camp Blanding while members of the 31 st and 43 rd divisions were temporarily away, participating in maneuvers in Louisiana. The story, which stated that approximately $2 million would be spent on the project, said: Construction has already started on oblong-frame buildings in the various regimental areas. In time, Kidney TransplantFUND RAISERforIdell Bryan Beckhamaka Tinsel Sat. July 26 12-8pmDixieland Music Park Waldo, FL BBQ Plates Chicken & Rice Boiled Peanuts R affle Live Music : 3 night stay at Dragons Lair in Robbinsville, NC Massage Sessions, Manicures, Annual AC/Heat S ervice, Auto Door Opener, Full Car Detail & much more drawn every hour. Need Not Be Present to Win Sponsored by Full Hook-up Camping $25/nightFor more info or to make a donation, please call 352-262-9204 996 N. Temple Avenue Starke, FL 32091 (904) 964-5424 Buy or Sell A Home with an American Dream Real Estate Agent Between now and August 30, 2014 And Receive a Free Yeti Cooler Conditions apply. Contact American Dream for Details. www.AmericanDreamFlorida.com EXTRA CASH! Could you use some now that the holidays are over? We specialize in helping people sell through our Classifieds! YARD SALES AUTOS BOATS CLOTHES APPLIANCES... The list goes on..Call Mary Today at 904-964-6305 This for Jax Beer
Barbara Adams WALDO Barbara Alene Adams, 67, of Waldo died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital. She was born in Live Oak, and later resided in Waldo. She retired from the Alachua County Sheriffs Office. She is survived by: son, Robert D. Dan Adams; and daughter, Raina Sheppard of Waldo; sister, Edith Lee of Lacrosse; brothers, Hayward Lee of Lake City and Walker Lee of Newberry; and two grandchildren. Graveside services were held July 19 at Dedan Cemetery with Pastor Steve Hutcheson officiating. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Cheever Ely STARKECheever Chip Ely, 83, of Starke died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at his friends residence in Starke. He was born in Worchester, Massachusetts on Jan. 24, 1931 to the late Cheever Hamilton Ely, Sr. and Mary Frances Noyes Ely. He was a longtime resident of Starke. He served in the United State Navy and was an Amway Distributor. He is survived by: his brother, Charles Ely of Winsted, Connecticut. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Kenneth Mott BROOKER Kenneth Kinnard Mott, 77, of Brooker passed away peacefully, Monday July 21, 2014 at North Florida Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Mr. Mott was born July 12, 1937 in Brooker to the late Howard and Jeanette Kelley Mott. He retired from the Navy after 20 years of service. He served as a mechanic on various aircraft carriers during the Vietnam War. He was also employed with the Bradford County School System where he was the air conditioning and refrigerating supervisor until he retired. He was a member of Brooker Baptist Church, serving as deacon and teaching Sunday school. Mr. Mott was on the Board of Directors of Dedan Cemetery, and he was an executive committee member of the New River Baptist Association. He also served as a member of the Fl. Baptist Disaster Relief Team and he was part of the team that went to New York to assist after the 9/11 tragedy. He was preceded in death by a brother Milton Mott. He is survived by: his loving wife of 55 years, Ina Stern Mott; daughter, Sherra Mott (Jim) Allen, of Carriere, Mississippi; grandchildren, Andrew Allen and Paige Allen both of Carriere; two sisters, Anneta Andrews of Brooker and Janice Jackson of Lake City; brothers, Hall (Cleo) Mott of Clarksburg, Tennessee, J.E (Renae) Mott of Brooker; and sister-in-law, Louise Mott of Brooker. Funeral services for Mr. Mott were July 23 at Brooker Baptist Church, with Rev. Paul Samson presiding. Burial was at Dedan Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers donations will be made to Florida Baptist Childrens Home in Lacrosse, Florida. Please make checks out to Brooker Baptist Church, P.O. Box 96, Brooker, Florida, 32622. Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler, Florida is in charge of the arrangements. 386496-2008, Please sign the guestbook at archerfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY Raymond Perry STARKE Raymond Lavon Perry, 34 of Starke died July 15 2014 in Palatka. He was born in Gainesville on May 16 th 1980 He was a lifelong resident of Starke and attended the local schools of Bradford County He is survived by: mother, Clara Carter of Starke; son, Derrion Perry of Starke; brothers, Adrian Perry, Richard Perry, Troy Perry, Willie Perry, and Albert Allen all of Starke; and Alan Perry of Germany; sister, Patricia Allen of Lawtey and fiancee, Deanna Williams of Starke. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 26 at Mt Pisgah AME Church at 1 p.m. with Pastor Gary Slaughter, Eugolist, conducting the services. Interment will be held following the services at Clark Cemetery in Starke. Visitation will be held Friday July 25th from 3-4 p.m. for Family and 4-7 p.m. for Friends at the Carl D Haile Memorial Chapel Haile Funeral Home of Starke. There will be a viewing Saturday at the church one hour prior to services. Doyal Roberts BROOKER Doyal Powell Roberts, 78, of Brooker died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville after an extended illness with his family by his side. He was born in the New River Section on Bradford County. He was the son of the Late Oscar and Myrtle Dukes Roberts. He was preceded in death by is wife Shirley Godwin Roberts. He was self employed. He is survived by: daughter, Cynthia Roberts of Colorado; sons, Greg (Cheryl) Roberts of Brooker and Michael Roberts of Lake City; sister, Christine (James) Brooker of Lake Butler; brothers, Charles (Pricilla) Roberts of Brooker, Larry (Linda) Roberts of Brooker, Terry (Jackie) Roberts of Tennessee, and Timothy Roberts of Brooker; five grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held July 23 in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home. Burial followed in Elzey Chapel Cemetery. Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler is in charge of the arrangements. Randy Roberts LAKE BUTLER Randy Roberts, 59, of Lake Butler died on Friday, July 11, 2014. He was born on March 3, 1955 in Port St. Joe. He was the only child born to Sammie Lee Roberts and Margaret Lee Gainey Roberts. After his fathers death in 1971, he moved to Apopka. He worked in lawn maintenance and family farms in Apopka. He is survived by: a sister, Barbara Yancey of Acworth, Georgia. A small memorial service was held for the family. His ashes will be scattered. Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler is in charge of the arrangements. Robert Shannon Jr. STARKERobert James Bob Shannon Jr., 73 years, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at Haven Hospice E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. Bob was born on Aug. 24, 1942 in Monessen, Pennsylvania to the late Robert and Virginia (Kelly) Shannon. He moved to Starke where he graduated from Bradford High in 1960. His job at BHS was to raise and lower the American flag every day. He worked at What-ABurger where he met his wife of 53 years, Jean Wood. He worked at DuPont before moving to Ocala to sell Liberty National Insurance and later managed Rons Minit Check stores before driving 26 years with Greyhound Bus Lines. While on strike four years with Greyhound he drove trucks with Benton Brothers. He was an organizer for many school fundraisers. He kept track of his classmates, truck drivers, Greyhound drivers and lots of friends. Over the years many people received cards for get well, birthdays, anniversaries, or just to say hello. While with Greyhound he drove a lot of charters including Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, 3 times. He drove to Washington State to catch a ferry to Alaska and drove down the Alaskan Hwy. He drove for the Valdosta Daylily Society and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He drove Lawrence Welk around Florida and appeared in the Tampa paper for leaving Lawrence to take Taxi Driver to the next performance. He drove the Starke softball team to Sheboygan, Wisconsin for championship games and drove Gator game charters, as well as local BHS senior and grad night trips. He traveled every state except Hawaii and California. He is survived by: his wife, Jean (Wood) Shannon; daughter, Virginia Jenny (John) Harper of Starke; sons, Kim Shannon, Robert (Kathy) Shannon all of Starke, William Shannon of Keystone Heights; sisters, Elaine (Sonny) Tenly of Starke, Carolyn (Vernon) Glisson of Hawthorne, Marilyn (Dean) Blackwell of Lake City; brothers, David (Linda) Shannon and Nathan Shannon all of Starke. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; four stepgrandchildren; numerous nieces; nephews; many friends and coworkers. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Starke. Funeral services will be on Thursday morning, July 24 th at 11 oclock in First Baptist Church with Brother Ben Bryant and Mr. Ben Elmore officiating. Interment will follow in Crosby Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bradford High School Library, 501 W Washington, Starke, FL 32091. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke 904-964-6200. On-line condolences may be left at www. jonesgallagherfh.com. PAID OBITUARY Thelma Thornton STARKEMrs. Thelma Gill Dixon Thornton, 91, of Starke passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday, July 19, 2014 at ET York Haven Hospice in Gainesville. She was a sweet and loving person, she never met a stranger, to know her was to love her. She was the daughter of the late William and Marie Thelma Gill. She was preceded in death by her two husbands: Owen Dixon of 25 years; and Elbert Thornton of 33 years; and a daughter, Ginger Lastinger; and son, Andy Dixon. She and Elbert were parents to a group home for 30 years; she was a mother to so many. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church. Her time was spent reading the Bible, cooking and she enjoyed working with her flowers and loved her little dog, Joshua. Mrs. Thornton is survived by: brother, William Thomas Gill; daughters, Lynn (Terry) Fulton and Mary Henry; sons, Freddie (Linda) Majary, Dick (Maryzena) Dixon, Phillip (Pat) Dixon, Bill (Peggie) Dixon, Timothy (Joyce) Dixon, David (Ann) Dixon, Stephen (Alisa) Dixon, and Mark Dixon; 112 grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Thornton will be held Thursday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home with Rev Gregory Carter and Rev. Randall Griffis officiating. Burial will be held at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, July 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 386-496-2008. PAID OBITUARY The family of Julius Eunice wishes to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for the love and support shown during Julius illness and passing. Special thanks to Shands at Starke and Gainesville, also Windsor Manor and Bradford Terrace Thanks so much, The Eunice Family Harold E. Rhoden You have been such a big part of my life that words alone could never describe just how much you mean to me. The love I have in my heart for you grows stronger with each passing day. Even after seventeen years, you have been gone, I still love and miss you with all of my heart. Love forever, Your wife, Pearlie Card of Thanks In Loving Memory 6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, July 24, 2014 d Obituaries d Funeral with Burial20 Ga. 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Thursday, July 24, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Arthur R Alvarez, 44, of Starke was arrested July 16 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked and for possession of drug equipment. Bradley Emmett Delp, 28, of St. George, Georgia was arrested July 19 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence, for refusing to submit to a test of his breath, blood, or urine, and for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charges. Terri Lynn Griffis, 24, of Starke and Hiram Lester Thacker, 33, of Starke were arrested July 17 by Bradford deputies for aggravated battery, for larceny, and for robbery. According to the arrest report Griffis and Thacker had promised to give the victim a ride to work in Waldo from their residence in the Heilbronn Springs area of Bradford County. The victim put her purse in the vehicle to go to work, but they then refused to give her the ride. When the victim went to retrieve her purse, Thacker started hitting her in the back of the head with a 2x4 board. When the victim tried to pull away, Griffis grabbed her by the shorts so she couldnt escape Thackers attack. Another person came and helped the victim get away, and she ran and called 911 from a neighbors home. Deputies found Thacker and Griffis later in the day and arrested them, but the purse was not recovered. Bond was set at $52,500 for the charges against Thacker, while it was set at $31,500 for the charges against Griffis. Ron Marcullus Grimes, 45, of Jacksonville was arrested July 20 by Starke police for a public order crime misuse of 911 or E911 system. According to the arrest report Grimes called 911 asking for a recommendation on a place to stay in Starke, stating he didnt want to stay in a Homeless Shelter. When the officer was questioning Grimes about the call, he learned from dispatch that several days earlier Grimes had called 911 four times, none for emergency purposes. During one of the calls Grimes asked the dispatcher to call the Homeless Shelter for him, so he could speak with his girlfriend. Dispatch advised him they could provide him with the number so he could call directly, at which time Grimes started using profanity and again told the dispatcher to just make the call for him. Brandy Michele Harper, 34, of Lake City was arrested July 20 by Bradford deputies for hit and run leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage. According to the arrest report Harper struck the rear of a semi truck at the intersection in front of Walmart on US 301 in Starke. She fled the scene, but a Starke police officer stopped her in town. She admitted to hitting the semi, but said she had been drinking earlier and got scared and fled after the crash. No bond was allowed for the charge. Raymond Paul Hedrick, 53, of Melrose was arrested July 18 by Bradford deputies on an out of county warrant for grand theft less than $5,000. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Gary Frank Horsley, 33, of Lawtey was arrested July 16 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. John-Louis Nathaniel Huston, 27, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 19 by Bradford deputies for trespassing and for resisting an officer. According to the arrest report deputies were called after Huston refused to leave a residence in Melrose. When deputies arrived, he still refused to leave, and then resisted the deputies when they went to arrest and handcuff him. Charles Edward Lee, 50, of Lawtey was arrested July 15 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Jacqueline Frances Lindsey, 57, of St. Augustine was arrested July 18 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. David Lee Mobley, 44, of Starke was arrested July 16 by Bradford deputies for trespassing and for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report Mobley got into an argument with a friend, and broke her car window out. He had previously been trespassed from the address also. When deputies arrived, he was uncooperative and was arrested for trespassing and for disorderly intoxication. Bond was set at $2,500 for the charges. Deshawn Pollard, 19, of Orange Park was arrested July 20 in Bradford County by the Waldo police on an out of county warrant. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. Michael Troy Shaw, 19, of Waldo was arrested July 17 by Starke police for shoplifting. According to the arrest report Shaw was at the Walmart in Starke, and was observed by an employee placing two energy drinks in his pockets and leaving the store without paying. The value of the energy drinks was $5.36. Shiann Marie Sylvester, 19, of Lawtey was arrested July 18 by Starke police for possession of marijuana. John Wesley Tucker, 48, of Starke was arrested July 18 by Bradford deputies for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. According to the arrest report Tucker was banging on a neighbors windows and doors trying to gain entrance to the home. When the neighbor refused to let him in, he threatened to break the door down, and to blow up her tractor and burn her trailer down. Another neighbor heard the disturbance, and when he came over to ask Tucker what was happening, Tucker picked up a piece of lumber and began swinging it at the neighbor. Tucker then threatened to get a pistol and shoot the man with it, before running off into the woods. Deputies arrived, but Tucker wouldnt come out of the woods until they brought out a K-9 unit and threatened to release the dog. He was arrested, and bond was set at $35,000 for the charge. According to the arrest report, while Tucker was being handcuffed, he kept stating to the deputy that he didnt rape that girl (the victim in the home he was trying to enter). The arrest report noted that due to Tuckers statements and other statements by the victim, the sexual incident has been turned over to Criminal Investigations for further review. Alonzo Williams, 45, of Starke was arrested July 20 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. Keystone/ Melrose Shannon Marie Allen, 35, of Melrose was arrested July 19 by Putnam deputies for fraud and larceny. Curtis Alvarez, 21, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 19 by Clay deputies for an out-ofcounty warrant. Susan Kay Aprile, 48, of Melrose was arrested July 21 by Putnam deputies for battery. Sammy Junior Daniels, 56, of Melrose was arrested July 21 by Putnam deputies for battery. Richard Brian Hetz, 51, of Melrose was arrested July 21 by Putnam deputies for battery and resisting an officer. Austin Michael Lay, 19, of Melrose was arrested July 21 by Putnam deputies for two probation violations and for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Joshua Lee Williams, 29, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 17 by Putnam deputies for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Union Matthew Edward Odom, 39, of Lake Butler was arrested July 18 by Union deputies during a traffic stop for possession of drugs controlled substance without prescription including marijuana over 20 grams. Corey Lee Thornton, 18, of Lake Butler was arrested July 20 by Union deputies during a traffic stop for possession of liquor by a person under 21 years of age and for possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. Wendy Beth Kimble, 41, of Lake Butler was arrested July 19 by Union deputies for failure to appear. Barbara Frazier, 48, of Lake Butler was arrested July 19 by Union deputies on an out of county warrant from Lake. Bond was set at $2,160 for the charge. Three juveniles, ages 12, 15, and 16 were arrested July 18 by Union deputies for felony criminal mischief property damage of $1,000 or more. The three juveniles are responsible for damaging/destroying almost 20 mailboxes in early June in Union County while riding around on a four wheeler in the CR796 area of Union County. 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8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, July 24, 2014 they will be chapels, seating 340 and provided with electric organs. Also to be constructed in each regiment is a day room for officers, and in each company or battery area a similar recreation place for enlisted men. The rooms for enlisted men are intended to provide adequate facilities for groups of men to congregate without leaving their company area. The construction, which was scheduled to end Oct. 8, also included the building of ordnance repair shops and warehouses, lightand heavymotor maintenance shops, open and closed motor storage sheds and additional motor parking areas in the gun and truck pools and in front of the administration buildings. It was also noted that of paramount interest to the men are the plans for the erection of a gymnasium-field house, which will house all the big divisional sports events, such as boxing meets and basketball games. Another story detailed how Starke business owners now had the chance to take their belated Thursday half-holidays with the 31 st and 43 rd divisions out of state. Beginning Thursday, July 31, a majority of business firms will close for the day at 12. The half-holidays, which usually begin early in the summer, were delayed this year because business was too rushing. An aluminum drive was under way in Starke to support the war effort, but a story said the effort was progressing slowly and described how the the wire basket is still yawning in the courthouse yard, about one-third full, begging to be filled with old pots, pans, kettlesanything made of aluminum. H.A. Carlton, secretary of the Bradford County Defense Council, said, It isnt indifference on the part of people. It is merely oversight or forgetfulness. The result is just as bad, however, when it takes aluminum in large quantities to build fighting airplanes. The statewide aluminum drive was scheduled to end four days after the publication of this story, which pleaded, Surely the least anyone can do for the defense of his country is to toss a piece of old aluminum on the pile. Damaging weather The July 24, 1958, issue described how Starke was bombarded Wednesday by heavy rain, powerful wind and hard hail that caused damage to homes, power lines and phone lines all over the city. The afternoon storm blew down great oak and pine trees, which took power and phone lines with them. A few houses were damaged, streets were blocked by huge tree limbs, power was off over nearly all the town and 100 phones were deadened. Power and telephone line repairmen worked all through the night, while those who operated supermarkets were concerned over their meat stored in freezer lockers. The story went on to mention some fortunate residents and one who wasnt so fortunate. The A.J. Thomas Sr. home on North Walnut and the Robert Firth home on North Cherry were among those narrowly missing serious damage as huge limbs (almost tree-size themselves) came within inches of scoring a hit. A window was broken in the S.L. Peek home on North Church Street when a huge oak split, missing the house and also a car parked in the yard by a few feet. The home of Fate Brown on Brownlee Road was not so fortunate, being hit and damaged by a fallen pine tree. Starke not ready for attack on Jacksonville Admiral C.E. Aldrich, the executive officer of the State Civil Defense Agency, gave a sobering speech on civil defense at the Starke Rotary Club, with the July 24, 1958, issue reporting Aldrichs concerns that Starke, due to the fact it had no civil defense organization, was not ready to accommodate refugees from the target city of Jacksonville. Aldrich said that in the event of an attack on Jacksonville, Bradford County would be called upon to provide food, clothing, shelter and hospital care for thousands of refugees. He said that in our present state of unpreparedness, chaos would result if some 20,000 evacuees from Jacksonville should suddenly converge on Starke. Aldrich said county commissioners had the responsibility to budget for the creation of a civil defense organization. Such an organization, Aldrich said, would allow valuable government surplus property, such as fire engines, etc., to be obtained at a nominal cost. A civil defense organization would also allow the county to obtain a 200-bed emergency hospital unit, which could be installed in a public building in six hours, Aldrich said. Boy locked in jet sweats until rescued The front page of the July 24, 1958, issue also included a story on 13-year-old Franklin Bonnett getting locked inside a Navy jet plane on display in the city park on Pratt Street. He was stuck inside the craft for approximately 30 minutes. The boy crawled into the small space and pulled the hatch down over him. The lock release failed to function, trapping him inside with practically no air. Two boys with Bonnett Lloyd Olive and Carl Sumner ran to the nearby Bradford County Jail for help. Jail personnel got in touch with the fire department. The story said Fire Chief D.W. Carpenter wasted no time hack-sawing the hatch open and lifting the boy, soaked with perspiration, from his temporary prison to freedom. In his rush to get to the scene, Carpenter hit a culvert and ripped open a tire and tube on his personal car. The limitless frontier of infinity As you might imagine, the July 24, 1969, issue featured a commentary on Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin becoming the first people to walk on the moon. The July 20 event was described as opening a door to the limitless frontier of infinity. Accompanied by photos of a TV screen transmitting the landing images, the writer of the commentary described how the event must still seem like a dream from which we might awake at any moment. The full significance of this awesome event is not yet fully realized by earthbound viewers, but one thing is sure, mankind can never again be quite the same as it was before the American flag was planted on the moon. The astronauts were described as ambassadors for all nations when they left behind a plaque, which said in part, We came in peace for all mankind. The writer closed by saying, July 20, 1969, will go down through the ages as the date that changed mans concept of the universe. It established beyond doubt that one day he would fly to the planets deep into space because the door to infinity itself has been opened to mankind by the courageous three who rode Apollo 11 to the moon and back. A hard-nosed business session Thats how Bradford County Superintendent of Schools Tom Casey described a July 17 school board meeting at which members voted 3-1 in favor of a budget amendment covering a $101,810 deficit for the 1968-69 fiscal year. The July 24, 1969, issue of the Telegraph reported on the board members and Caseys deep concern about the fact that it was the school systems fourth straight year of facing a deficit. Chairman H.A. Lawson, Seeber Goodman and Rodney Hall voted for the amendment, which was reluctantly made by Hall. Charles Sawyer opposed it. Board member Buster Bennett was absent. Hall and Sawyer told Casey they wanted to see a simplified financial statement each month and said that there should be one person in the school system who can quickly tell at any given moment the exact financial situation of the school system. Hall termed the financial statements board members did get as being written in Chinese figures. He said the statements could be understood by administrators, but made little sense to board members. Theres a new restaurant in town The July 24, 1969, issue reported the July 25-26 grand opening of Wishbone Fried Chicken on Temple Avenue. To celebrate the grand opening, Wishbone will sell a regular $1.25 chicken box for 89 cents, plus give a free Pepsi with the dinner. There will also be free entertainment by the Sun Valley Rangersa country bandFriday, from 5-10 p.m. The story informed readers that Wishbone had 78 stores in operation throughout the southeastern U.S. That number was expected to reach 110 before the end of July. Bill Macomber was named as the supervisor of the Starke store. Macomber also served as supervisor of three stores in Gainesville and two in Ocala. Ruby Dwyer was reported to be the store manager. Youre in bad shape, and its going to get worse Those were the words of city clerk Merrill Edwards during a July 15, 1975, Starke commission meeting that was covered in the July 24, 1975, issue of the Telegraph. The city spent $145,059 in June after taking in $135,437 in revenue. Edwards told the commission that the rising cost of diesel fuel, salaries and bond payments accounted for most of that total. In regard to diesel fuel for the citys power plant, the cost per gallon increased from 29.06 cents to 30.06 cents. Edwards explained that would mean a $25,000-per-year increase on the cost of fuel. The story went on to note that in June, the city did not have enough money in its utility fund to transfer to its general funda usual practice. Youre going to be hurting, Edwards told the commissioners. Commissioner Marc Jackson asked about advertising for bids on diesel fuel, but Edwards explained that government allotments control the amount of fuel, so that no company, other than Standard Oil, which has been supplying the city with fuel oil, will have enough allotment to bid. In response, Jackson said, What it boils down to is the federal government is controlling free enterprise. Union County Hospital plans re-opening The July 24, 1975, issue featured a front-page story on the planned re-opening of the Union County Hospital, which had been closed since May 13, 1974. The hospitals board of trustees and St. Augustines Inter-Medic Inc. signed an agreement to provide necessary services for which Union County residents have been going to Gainesville, Lake City and Jacksonville (for). Dr. E.W. Trice, the secretary and treasurer for Inter-Medic, said two doctors were being recruited to serve full-time in Prom ote Service Business with a TOOT YOUR OWN HORN! 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Thursday, July 24, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an in tention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus todians, pregnant women and people securing cus tody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate, which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina tion, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, the tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005 DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Confer ence room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq.ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. FOR RENT PROFESSION AL OFFICE, 1,500 sq.ft. $1,000/mo.up to 3,000 sq.ft. Contiguous $2,000/ mo. Warehouse 3,000 sq. ft. $800/mo. Smith & Smith Realty. 904-9649222. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS LAKE HOUSE. $92,000 with beautiful must see view of deep sandy bot tom lake. Enjoy skiing, fishing, and swimming. One acre with oak ham mock and 100ft water front. 2BR/1BA with large screened in porch over looking the water. Call for showing. 904-5026883 For Rent KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 3BR/2BA CH/A, new flooring. $650/month. First, last and deposit. Service animals only. 352-473-0464 BUILDING THAT USES METAL SHOP. (Mc Clellan Recycling) 224 E. Washington Street. Starke. $200 per month. Call 904-964-6305 RENT A ROOM IN AN OF FICE. $300 per month. Utilities furnished, kitch en provided. 6 offices available. 4 downstairs, 2 upstairs. For info call 904-964-6305. DOWNTOWN STARKE 2BR Apartment. $500/month. Call 904-364-9022 to see apt. 5 Yr. 3BR/2BA house for rent. Tile floor, granite counters, Jacuzzi tub, gas wrap around porch. Lake access. Post Masters Vil lage in Keystone Heights. $1,050/mo. plus 1-month deposit. Call Dave 352473-3560. 2BR/1BA APT. STARKE. CH/A. Electric range, refrig. Hardwood floors, newly remod eled. $450/mo. sec. de posit. References, call 904-966-1334. OFFICES FOR LARGE STAFF. Includes living qtrs, showers, kitchen, washer & dryer. This is a living qtrs. $1000/month. Call 904-364-9022 WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-468-1323 NICE MOBILE HOMES in Lake Butler & Starke 2 & 3 BR single wides, fenced. DW in Lake But ler. Deposit required. Call 678-438-6828. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT starting at $525 per month. Hidden Oaks, Lake Butler. Call 386496-8111. PERMANENT ROOMS for rent at the Magnolia Hotel. Both refrigerator and microwave. Special rates, by the month. Call 904-964-4303 for more information. SUITE OF OFFICES IN CLUDES Kitchen, Show er, Washer Dryer. Down town STARKE $1000/ MO. For information Call 904-364-9022 3BR/2BA ONE MILE S of Wal-Mart on 301. $650/month plus $650/security deposit. 904-364-7108 HOUSE-COUNTRY LIV ING. 2BR/2BA, LR, DR, kitchen, utility room2-car carport, CH/A. $700/ rent. Service animals only. Call 904-964-6718 STARKE-1 BEDROOM apartment. Large living room, sit-down kitchen, appliances ch/a, second rent $475, 1st, last. Secu rity deposit $450 request ed, lease. Dixon rentals 904-368-1133 3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME, on 1 acre, highway front age, water included. Qui et, 2 miles from Worthing ton Springs. $550/mo., 386-496-1146 3BR/1.5BA off Orange Street behind Winn Dixie. $750/month plus deposit. 352-745-6601 3BR/2BA. CH/A, w/d hook-up. Very clean, in private area. $595/ month plus deposit. 904-364-8135 2BR/1BA CH/A. Very clean, nice yard. Lawn main tenance and water pro vided. $475/month plus deposit. Please call 904364-8135 2BR/1BA CH/A SW in Starke outside City limits. $475/ mo $475/deposit. 352-235-6319 2BR/1BA SWMH. On private wooded acre. Room AC, space heater. Melrose. $350/month plus $175/ deposit. 386-684-1754 or 386-336-5848 STARKE AREA, Quiet safe neighbor hood. Good for retired or young cou ple. Hardwood floors & CH/A. Available Sept. 1st $700/month. Call 814-257-9825 3BR/2BA IN WALDO. $600/month $600/se curity deposit. Service animals only. Please call 904-545-6103 MULTI FAMILY. FRI. & SAT. 8AM-2PM. Lawtey Park. Adult clothes, kids clothes, toys, etc. INDOOR YARD SALE. Church of Hampton. North Division Street. Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8am-2pm. Little bit of everything, furniture to odds and ends. MOVING SALE: Everything must go. Fri., Sat. & Sun. 8am-?? Take 301 to 18 turn west onto 325. Go South 2.25 miles. Follow signs. Wanted MIDDLE-AGED LADY look ing for house to rent in Keystone Heights area. Has one medium-sized dog. Call Steve Sr. at 352-475-1021 FEMALE CAREGIVER NEEDED to live in the home of an elderly lady for room and board. Assistance from family will be provided to give breaks. You must be a Christian non-smoker, non-drinker. Background screening, references both business and per sonal will be required. Call 904-966-2100 For Sale BUILDING AT 224 E. Washington Street. $7000. Could be mower shop or recycling shop. Call 904-964-6305 WURLITZER SPINET PI ANO. Excellent condi tion. $1,000.00 386-4962952 CLARK FOUNDATION RE PAIRS, INC. Correction of termite & water-dam aged wood & sills. Level ing & raising Houses/ Bldgs. Pier Replacement & alignment. We do all types of tractor work, excavation and small demolition jobs. Free Es timates: Danny (Buddy) Clark, 904-545-5241. TREE, LIMB & DEBRIS SERVICE. Will remove trees, limbs, & debris from yards. 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10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, July 24, 2014 McBride said. Hes a lot of things to a lot of other people, but when I think of him, hes just my big brother. Hes the person who really just helped me. The change from high school to college was huge. McBride recalled how he could overpower just about everyone he played against in high school, with the result being a lot of dunks. In college, he goes up against big men who were all stars in high school. Plus, youve got former high school all-stars at every position on the court. In college, you dribble, and youve got another 6-9 guy coming to double team you, McBride said. Youre trying to pass the ball out, but youve got this all-American guard right there. Its just crazy. There are so many variables and factors. McBride said sitting out the early part of the season helped him in his adjustment. He got to see, for example, that at the collegiate level, simply dribbling and dunking was not going to be as easy as it was in high school. Im kind of grateful for (sitting out) because I got to see the game in a bunch of different waysas a cheerleader, a motivator and as just an observer. I just picked up on a lot of things, so when I did start playing, I knew certain things that wouldnt work. Probably one of the main things he noticed once he got significant playing time was that he was going up against post players who were older than him and, thus, more experienced. I rarely played against freshmen, McBride said. The starting big man (on the opposing team) was probably like a junior or a senior. They just were a lot quicker. The game had slowed down for them. It was a sophomore, however, who topped McBrides list of the toughest big man he played against. Ive got to say Shaq Goodwin of Memphis, McBride said. He is a man. We battled that whole game. It was so much fun. After they played against each other, Goodwin, who will be a junior this upcoming season, told McBrides position coach that McBride was going to make it to the NBA if he kept working and getting better. Hes certainly given thought to having that chance one day, but for right now, McBride said he keeps his focus on the here and now. He needs to concentrate on doing whatever he needs to that best helps the UCF team. Plus, he is thinking beyond basketball. McBride is majoring in early childhood education and said his goal is to be a pre-school or kindergarten teacher. Its not like basketball is all or nothing, McBride said. I mean, it would be foolish of me to invest this much time and then not potentially see what could be and to pursue the next level. You think about it, but you just have to put it on the backburner and focus on right now. The success hes had up to this point in his life is a credit to the people of Starke, McBride said. Hes proud of his hometown and gives its people the credit for molding him, whether it was his parents punishing him for when he did something bad or his coach at Bradford Middle Schoolcurrent Superintendent of Schools Chad Farnsworth ensuring he did what he needed to do academically, a number of people helped McBride distinguish between right and wrong and inspire him to do right. This is a great town, McBride said. They raised me. The city of Starke raised me. As he prepares for his sophomore season, McBride said the goal is to keep working hard and to get in shape. Coming off of his injury, he weighed 370 pounds. Hes now at 348 and is looking to get down to 330 by the start of the season. I feel good now, but its still hard for me to string together three or four days of practice, McBride said. Now, though, McBride has his first chance to truly experience a season from beginning to end with his teammates. Even though workouts leave him dog tired, he is enjoying himself. 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A fast means of lab handling and radiology work was promised. The story explained how the hospital closed due to a lack of funds just 18 months after it originally opened. At a July 8 meeting, Union County commissioners agreed to assess a MORE Continued from 8A 3-mill tax to support the hospital. It was reported that InterMedic would receive $2,500 per month from the hospital board, while the board would receive $70,000 annually as a result of the 3-mill levy. Once a farmer, always a farmer The front page of the July 24, 1986, issue featured a brief profile of Louis Kelly, who grew up on a farm in Pleasant Grove. Kelly moved away and spent 28 years working in a recycling plant in New York. He retired and returned home. Time hung heavy on his hands, the Telegraph story reported, and Kelly started a garden on the property of his sister, Mrs. Lorine Williams, just a block off S.R. 16 on Old Lawtey Road in Starke. Its a low place with black soil and grows fine, old-fashioned okra this year with the few sprinkles of rainfall this area has had. Kelly has picked up to four hampers of peppers on the 14 rowsabout 70 yards long. With the growing season winding down, Kelly got 2.5 hampers in a Monday morning cutting. Kelly sold his okraor that itchy stuff, as his sister called itfor 75 cents per pound on S.R. 16. It was reported that people from nearby towns such as Middleburg and Green Cove Springs were regular customers, as well as those living in Starke and Bradford County. Its hot Weather is always a reliable top ic of conversation, and the July 24, 1986, issue featured the weather on its front page, noting that a string of hot days rivaled a 22-day streak in July and August of 1980. The mean high temperature from July 10 through July 22 was 96.3 degrees, slightly less than 97.4 recorded during a 22-day stretch in 1980. The temperature on July 19 reached 101 degrees, while the temperature on July 20 reached 100. Welcome rains in the area, ranging from a modest 1 inch at Starke to 2.8 at Camp Blanding, and 1.65 in the New River area, brought temporary relief Tuesday, the story reported. The story noted that the southeastern U.S. had experienced 38 heat-related deaths, but none were recorded in Florida, with Bradford County rescue units reporting no heatrelated emergency calls. The heat wave hit locally on July 10 when the mercury soared to 96 degrees, the story reported. Most high temperatures recorded through July 22 were 96 degrees or more, with three days experiencing a high of 94 and one day experiencing a high of 93. (The temperatures the story reported were recorded at Camp Blanding.) The story ended with a warning that August, usually the hottest month in this area, is yet to come.
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