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, Aug. 14, 2014 135 th Year 3 rd Issue 75 CENTS The Sweetest Strawberries This Side Of Heaven Higher sales tax proposed for schools BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Would you spend more at the cash register to rebuild some of the school districts oldest facilities? Superintendent Chad Farnsworth hopes you will, but he has a lot of people to convince, and not much time to do it. Before voters will get a chance to vote on a new halfcent sales tax, the superintendent but first persuade the school board and county commission to put the tax proposal on the November ballot. His first swing was a strike. Near the end of a working retreat for school board members on Aug. 5, following a presentation on the age and repair of school buildings many dating back to the 1950s and 1960s Farnsworth revealed he had a plan to finally address the neglected facilities: add another half-cent to the sales tax. It was the first the school board had heard of the plan, but it was the timing that shocked as much as the suggestion. In order for the referendum to happen this November, both the school board and county commission must vote to put it on the ballot by the end of August. Farnsworth said he was going to ask the board to take a vote at its next school board meeting, which was less than a week away. Theres not a whole lot of time to get this done if were going to move in this direction, he said. Farnsworths plan was never to wait this late, but Starke seeks new manager BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Starke is searching for a city manager after the city commission fired Marc Oody Aug. 5. Oody was not present for the vote, which was an addendum to the boards published agenda. There was no discussion prior to the vote, which was a unanimous 5-0. According to City Clerk Ricky Thompson, written evaluations of Oodys performance recently requested from commissioners by the mayor were never completed. Mayor Carolyn Spooner did not respond to a request for comment, but it seems fair to say that Oody never measured up to the commissions expectations. Before Oody was hired in 2012, Thompson held the position. Both were given the title operations manager, however, since their educational background did not match the requirements set forth in the city manager ordinance. Thompson, however, was the citys project director for a number of years prior, and his knowledge of the utility systems and the workforce made him an obvious choice. Oody had no municipal work experience, but did have some electrical and plant management experience. Spooner said at the time that the commission was overlooking more qualified candidates and voted against hiring Oody. In addition to wanting someone with electric experience typically a rarity among applicants there was a stated preference to find someone local, and Oody had local connections and was calling Starke home, although it was a recent move. A majority of commissioners even favored him over a former Starke project director who had experience with the citys public works and other departments. After nearly two and a half years on the job, he failed to win the commissions confidence and seemed to have a difficulty staying on top of projects. What the commission did discuss Aug. 5 was the advertisement and selection of the next manager, and based on that, commissioners will be sticking more closely to the job description. Background requirements include a four-year college degree with a major in public relations, business administration or a closely related field, and a minimum of five years experience as a top level municipal or public sector administrator. Experience in municipal utilities is a plus. Among the city managers duties is the supervision of city departments; planning and organizing workload and staff assignments; training, motivating and evaluating assigned staff; carrying out operations within budget; directing the operations of the electric, natural gas, water and wastewater utilities, and other public works. While the search for a city manager moves forward, Thompsons broad shoulders will carry the added responsibility. School begins Monday INSIDE: Football Player Among Dealers Arrested Rehbergs Responses 2014 2015 SCHOOL CALENDAR Aug. 18 Students First Day Sept. 1 Labor Day Holiday Oct. 3 17 FTE Attendance Survey Oct. 16 End of First Nine Weeks Nov. 11 Veterans Day Holiday Nov. 24 28 Thanksgiving Holiday Dec. 19 End of First Semester Dec. 22 Jan. 2 Christmas Holiday Jan. 5 Planning Day Jan. 6 Students Return Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Feb. 2 Feb. 13 FTE Attendance Survey Feb. 16 Presidents Day Holiday March 9 13 Spring Break March 16 Planning Day March 24 End of Third Nine Weeks April 3 Good Friday Holiday May 18 Professional Development Day May 25 Memorial Day Holiday June 4 Students Last Day June 5 Graduation EARLY RELEASE DAYS Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Dec. 17-19, Jan. 14, Feb. 25, March 25, April 22, May 13 PROGRESS REPORTS REPORT CARDS Sept. 24 Oct. 22 Nov. 19 Jan. 9 Feb. 26 March 30 May 4 June 8 SCHOOL TIMES Elementary 7:40 a.m. 2:10 p.m. Middle School 9:05 a.m. 3:11 p.m. High School 9:10 a.m. 3:16 p.m. Career Center 9:10 a.m. 3:16 p.m. Chestnut brings experience, goals to Starke Elementary BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Starke Elementary Schools new principal comes from no less than New York City, but the most recent chapters of her life have been spent working in north Florida. Talitha Chestnut was born and raised in New York and New Jersey but followed her family south after Sept. 11, 2001. When terrorists flew airplanes into the World Trade Center, many lives were lost. Many others started over. Fortunately, Chestnuts parents, who both worked in the Twin Towers, were still on their way to work that day. Their lives were spared, but would never be the same. Wall Street was no longer for them, Chestnut said, and it was on a trip to south Florida to visit family that her parents were seduced by the sunshine and the slower pace of life. It was February. We were having a snowstorm. Mom called and said, Hey, what are you doing? I said, Were getting ready for the blizzard. Shes like, Well Im eating ice cream on the balcony, and I could really do this year round. Chestnut said her house was on the market within a few months and she was on her way to a warmer climate Jacksonville, where her mom had heard teachers were needed. Chestnut was no stranger to change. The former hospital employee found a new career in education more than 20 years ago after she became involved as a volunteer with her childs preschool. The willing office helper was asked to become an administrative assistant. She was glad for the second part-time job, but after an unexpected firing, she was thrust into the directors position. Starke Elementary School Principal Talitha Chestnut See STARKE, 8A See TAX, 8A
2A Bradford County Telegraph Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 attributed to Robert H. Smith It is our duty to study, learn and make an enlightened vote in our upcoming elections. Think of all the men and women who have died defending that right. Realize that all good men and women need to do their part to defend the ethical and moral code upon which this wonderful country was founded. We are all soldiers in our own way. So man your battle stations and march to the polls each and every election. Show God that you care by asking His help and doing your precious duty!REAL CHRISTIANS & CARING CITIZENS VOTE! 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: (904) 964-6305 P.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091John 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 Wheeler 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 District 5 has another candidate to hear from BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor If you havent made up your mind yet about the District 5 race for school board, theres one more candidate you should hear from. Billy Rehberg missed the memo the first time around, but wanted a chance to respond to the questions posed to the other candidates. His responses are reprinted below, beginning with a brief biography. Voting for the primary is already underway. Early voting will continue at the courthouse through Sunday, Aug. 24, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. Primary day is Tuesday, Aug. 26, and polls will be open in precincts around the county from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Billy Rehberg My name is Billy Rehberg and I am running for school board in District 5. I have lived in Bradford County my entire life. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Lorrie King Rehberg, for 28 years. I have three daughters who attended kindergarten through 12th grade in Bradford County schools. Two of my grandchildren are currently attending Bradford County schools. I have worked at Jacksons Building Supply for 30 years where I deliver building supplies to customers and I am also a salesman. I enjoy my job because I get to meet new people in our community. I talk to them and make them feel welcome. I am a member at First United Methodist Church in Starke where I serve with the Crockpot Ministry. This is a special ministry that allows people to share food, time and be involved with others while meeting a need. Why do you want to be a school board member? Has it been a long-term ambition? Why is now the time? I have thought about running for school board for the past two years. I feel we need change in our community. I am the person who will stand up and share the communitys needs, concerns and positive things that are happening in our schools. I care about our community and have invested my time to promote and better it. What is a school board members role in local education? Why should people vote for you? A school boards job is to enforce policies and procedures for the schools. I, however, think it is very important to communicate the decisions made by the school board with the community. We need to keep the communication open between schools and the people. I plan on doing this by actually spending time at the schools each week and talking with teachers and parents. I also want to have meetings throughout the county explaining the policies and procedures we must follow, but also go back to our school board and tell them the concerns of the community. I want to build a bridge between the schools and community through communication. What sets you apart from your opponent(s)? How would your leadership differ from what has come before? What sets me apart from my opponents is the fact that I am a people person. I have spent the last 30 years talking and spending time with people through my job. I am an encourager and I listen to people when they talk. I can stand up to a board of people and share concerns the people have and give ideas from the community to improve our education. I was a deacon for 10 years. That in itself has helped me learn to deal with others patiently and with love but also be firm when the times comes. I was on the zoning board and responsible to listen to people and make tough decisions. This will not be a part-time position for me. Many who have sat on the school board before have not been present in the schools during day. I will be present in the different schools one day a week. I plan on making a calendar to rotate between schools on a weekly basis. I plan on attending PTO meetings or sending a representative if meeting dates conflict with each other. This will be a great opportunity to talk to parents or teachers about what our schools need. Many people have told me Billy this is not something new for you. You have always been a people person listening to others, meeting needs for others and getting firm when you have to. These past few months have actually been a blessing to me to reconnect with people and meet needs of new people. People tell me never change always be yourself and that is exactly what I plan on doing. What have you learned from the voters on the campaign trail? The things I have learned on my campaign trail I have taken to heart. Communication between schools and parents is a major concern. Although I know we have great teachers in our schools we need to come to an agreement about how teachers can more effectively communicate with parents. I know that surrounding counties have implemented plans that help teachers and parents communicate with each other. The band program is a concern that parents want help in promoting. My wife was in band from sixth grade all the way to 12 th grade. It was a wonderful experience for her as I know it is for students now involved in the band program. What would you do about declining enrollment? Parents of private school students have taken their children out of the public schools because they feel as if the public schools have failed their children. I feel we need to spread the word of the awesome things that are happening in our schools. People have told me how they wish the students could be more involved with the vocational school to find a job after graduating from high school. I, too, feel this is a need in our county. It would be great to get local businesses involved with this idea. We need local people to stay in our county. Declining enrollment is happening in our schools and we need to be proactive about this subject. Happy teachers and happy parents always means good news. Feeling good about what you are doing means you are more likely to share positive things with other people. The Internet spreads news very fast in our day and age. We need to make sure that communication within our community is on a good level. How can the district attract and retain employees? Attracting and retaining employees is a lot like helping our declining enrollment. We need to show our appreciation to the employees we now have so the word will spread how great our schools are. I feel within my heart that we need to get people who have graduated from our Bradford County school system to come back and teach because they truly know the needs within our schools. Although it is great to have others come from different counties to come into our school system that may have ideas to help us improve in areas of need. I would like to say that we should offer bonuses for coming to our county but that is not likely to happen because of finances. I know our county is small and due to that gets less money from the state. How do you feel about merit pay and employee evaluations? Employee evaluations and merit pay is a touchy situation. I believe every profession should be evaluated. I know teachers are not happy with evaluations because my wife is a teacher within our county. But we also have to remember that the state of Florida has rules and regulations that each district has to follow. The state says we must evaluate teachers but allows the district to pick a plan on how to do that. We need to make sure we are communicating with the teachers on a regular basis of what this plan is. I think it has taken a couple of years for people to even understand the depth of what this evaluation process involves. We need to make sure that even though teachers have to be evaluated it needs to be fair to each teacher. Merit pay is something that ensures money will be available. We need to know if the state is providing this money or if our district has to come up with extra money to pay for this. How do you balance the desire for employee raises with restricted resources? There will always be a desire to increase teacher pay for me. I think all of us would say that teaching is one of the most underpaid professions in the United States. We live in a small county and money is always tight. I think we should refer back to the question of how can we change declining enrollment. If student enrollment comes up in our county then we get more money from the state thus having more money to pay teachers. So when solving one problem we can actually solve another problem within our district. I feel that my desire to pay teachers more and our restricted resources should be looked at by solving other issues within our district. Why do you believe in public education? I myself have gotten an education through public schools. Im not saying it was an easy process. I had learning disabilities and that made my education harder for me. If it wasnt for caring and loving teachers helping meet my needs I would have fallen through the cracks. My mom was a labor worker and my dad did not graduate from high school but earned a living for 5 people through driving a semi. My parents were home late in the evenings and sometimes my dad wasnt home for weeks at a time. It was through my public education and awesome teachers like Lorraine Smith that helped me get through school. I felt that the teachers cared about me and invested time with me. I built many relationships with fellow students that are still involved in my life today. Coach Hurse and Mrs. Hurse were instrumental in my time of attending public school. My three children have gone through our public school system in Bradford County. At times it was not easy but again through the help of teachers, principals, guidance counselors, coaches and other resource personal, we made it and they are successful citizens today. My oldest daughter, Ashley, graduated and furthered her education by receiving an AS degree and certificate to be an EMT. She is currently working in the health field at Columbia Correctional Institution. Sarah, my middle daughter, graduated with honors from BHS and is a stay-at-home mom. My youngest daughter, Lauren, graduated BHS while attending Santa Fe and is continuing her education to be an elementary school teacher. She currently works for our school system through Rainbow and works as a pre-K assistant at Starke Elementary. So I am passionate about giving back to our public education system because of what it has already given to me. Should public funding go to private schools? Public funding for private schools is another touchy subject. I do believe some funding should go to private schools for the fact that some students may thrive in a private school setting where they do not in public schools. How much goes to private schools is up to question for me. Do you support the districtlevel position for community relations? The district level position for community relations is a job that we do need in Bradford County. I think the question is can this job be done by someone is already working for our schools. Does this have to be a full-time position? These are the questions I want to ask if I am elected to the school board. Are you in favor of school uniforms at the middle school, or in any of the schools? Why? I am in favor of school uniforms because this is a plan that has already been implemented at one school in our county. The time and effort of research and opinions have already been heard. I will always stand up for what the people in my district want, but this plan seems to be working. While I was visiting the community no one said anything Billy Rehberg See REHBERG, 8A
4A Bradford County Telegraph Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 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 School District expands nutritious breakfast and lunch choices for students and staff BY BRADFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS FOOD SERVICE As part of a nationwide effort to improve student health, Bradford County School District will expand the menu selections at the elementary, middle and high schools in the school breakfast and lunch programs. The updated school breakfasts and lunches will offer students and staff a greater variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grain items. These healthy changes reflect the new meal patterns established by USDAs Nutrition Standards for the National School Lunch Program. Continuing to improve the nutritional quality of the meals offered in our schools is essential to help build a healthy future for our students, said Food Service Supervisor Linda Milliken. We want the meals we serve to be as nutritious and appealing as possible and are working hard to offer delicious choices to meet the nutrition needs of our students. The updated nutrition standards are a key part of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. They will help the food service staff enhance the 427,000 breakfasts and lunches served every year to students and staff in the Bradford County School District. The new meal patterns continue the many improvements Florida Child Nutrition programs have been making over the past several years, including the removal of kitchen fryers and serving more fresh produce. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, The new USDA Nutrition Standards will build on the positive changes we have been making for years. Weve been training our staff and updating our menus to offer breakfasts and lunches that are good for kids and that they love to eat. We offer a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grain breads and low fat or fat free milk. Meeting USDAs new nutrition standards is just the many ways that Bradford County School District is focusing on the health of students. We recognize the critical connection between good health and success in the classroom, said Milliken. We know that children who are well nourished are better able to concentrate and learn in the classroom. Applying for free and reduced-price meals To apply for free and reducedprice meals, you will need to complete one application listing all school children in your household. Return the completed application to any school or the school food service office. If you need help completing the application, call the office at 904-966-6013. Approval of an application cannot be determined unless the application is complete. If a student does not have a current application on file for the current school year, the student will not be able to receive meal benefits after Sept. 29. Students will continue on their meal status from last year until the new application is processed, which must be done before their expiration date of Sept. 29. Meal prices All meals served meet the nutrition requirements set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Students may buy lunch for $2.45 (elementary) and $2.70 (middle and high schools). Students may buy breakfast for $1.25. Your children may qualify for reduced-price meals, which are 30 cents for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch. Middle and high schools offer la carte items that may be purchased for additional costs. MyLunchMoney.com Bradford County School District School Food Service offers the convenience for parents to say goodbye to sending cash and checks to the school cafeteria, by creating a secure online account, parents can manage their students life easily and conveniently. Whether its viewing what meals your child purchased for the week, or simply setting weekly or daily spending limits for your child, MyLunchMoney. com provides you with a direct link to your students school wherever you have Internet access. Now parents can experience the benefits of using MyLunchMoney.com by taking advantage of some of thse popular features: Spending history: Parents can view a seven-day history of student purchases. Low-balance email notifications: Parents can receive email notification when their students account balance is low. Smart Pay: Set accounts to automatically replenish Expired credit card notification: Parents can receive email notification prior to credit card expiration. Spending limit settings: Parents can set daily and weekly spending limits for their students. Multiple student funding: Parents can fund multiple students at the same time. The most secure online payment system for schools. All online transactions are handled with industry standard SSL encryption, certified by VeriSign. Students will thank parents for easy access to lunch money. They no longer have to worry about forgetting or losing money. Also, the reduced hassle of paying with cash will speed up the breakfast and lunch lines, which means more time for students to enjoy their meals. Youre invited: Schools plan open houses and more Bradford High School has an open house for families scheduled for Monday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. beginning in the auditorium. Among the opportunities, the BradfordUnion Technical Center will have career specialists in the media center ready to discuss programs including agriculture and horticulture, allied health assisting, automotive service technology, building construction technology, computer systems and information technology, diesel mechanics, digital design, diversified career technology, early childhood education, emergency medical responder, health sciences, medical skills, and welding technologies. The Bradford Middle School orientation and open house will take place Thursday, Aug. 14. The orientation for grades six, seven and eight will be in the gymnasium at 5 p.m., followed by an open house to meet with teachers. Starke and Hampton elementary schools also have open houses scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 14. Starkes open house will be preceded by a Title I meeting for parents at 5 p.m. Then the open house will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hamptons open house will get underway at 6 p.m. At Southside Elementary, there will be a meet and greet on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 3-6 p.m. This is a chance for parents to drop off supplies and meet teachers. There will also be an open house on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 6-7:30 p.m. Meet with administrators and staff in the cafeteria, then visit the classrooms and speak with teachers. Brooker Elementary School is holding a back-to-school bash on Friday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m. Visit classrooms, meet teachers, get school supplies, collect paperwork packets and enjoy light refreshments. Lawtey Elementary Schools open house will take place Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 5-6:30 p.m. Report first to your childs homeroom, and then you will have an opportunity to visit the other classes. An orientation for parents of prekindergarten students will take place at the Bradford High School cafeteria twice on Thursday, Aug. 14 from 1011 a.m. and from 1-2 p.m. Meet and greets for the pre-K sites at Brooker, Hampton, Lawtey, Starke and Southside elementary schools are also set for Friday, Aug. 15, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Finally, there will be an open house at the Rainbow Center on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m. Kindergarten staggered start dates announced The 2014-2015 year for Bradford County public schools begins on Monday, Aug. 18. Staggered start for kindergarten students allows a small number of children to spend the first day of school with their teacher and four or five other classmates. The teacher will spend time getting to know the children and planning for their educational needs. The following alphabetical staggered start schedule will be used: Last names beginning with: A-G will begin on Monday, Aug. 18. H-P will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 19. Q-Z will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Students registering after Aug. 15 will begin Thursday, Aug. 21. All kindergarteners will attend class on Friday, Aug. 22. Please call the school district office at 904-966-6800 or your local school for further details. Carney on deans list Patricia Carney, a junior majoring in American Sign Language at the University of Rochester, has been named to the deans list for academic achievement for the spring 2014 semester. Carney, a resident of Lawtey, is the child of Doug Carney and Karon Carney, and a graduate of Bradford High School. The University of Rochester, founded in 1850, is a private research university located in Rochester, N.Y., on the south shore of Lake Ontario. The university (on the Web at www. rochester.edu) is home to the world-renowned Eastman School of Music as well as graduate professional schools of business, education, medicine and nursing.
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Bradford County Telegraph 5A Church Trinity Baptist Church located on S.R. 21 between Keystone Heights and Melrose, will host Grammy-award winning singer Larry Ford in concert on Sunday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. For more information, please contact the church at 352473-7261 or visit www.trinitybc. org. Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating Family and Friends Day on Sunday, Aug. 17, at 3 p.m. The Rev. Everett I. Brown and the New Bethel church family will be in charge of the program. Everyone is welcome. River of Life Church invites you to its first ever Back 2 School Service this Sunday, Aug. 17. The church is located on U.S. 301 across from Bradford County Fairgrounds. The Sunday service starts at 10:30 a.m.; students need to register in the lobby at the guest services desk to be included in the prize drawings at the end of the service. Everyone looks forward to seeing you there. First Baptist Church of Starke will have a Back-to-School Bash for grades K-5 on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There will be free pizza, inflatables and games. For more information, please contact 904-964-6562 or visit www. fbcstarke.org. New Covenant Baptist Ministries cordially invites you their annual Family and Friend Day celebration beginning on Friday night, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. with a talent night of worship and praise. Sunday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m., the Rev. Dr. Kevin McBride will be the messenger, and at 3 p.m., the Rev. James Wilcox and Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church will be in charge of the service. The public is invited. Starke Church of God by Faith in partnership with Grace Community Fellowship Church, will present The Art of Marriage, a six-session video event, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 and 13. There is a cost to attend. 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Readers who wish to pose gardening questions should forward them to Master Gardener Laurie Compton at email@example.com. Looking for a fruit tree to grow in your yard? Consider planting a sweet, delicious oriental persimmon tree. Oriental persimmons were first introduced to the United States in 1856. By the 1930s, they were widely planted in Florida. Many people still enjoy growing these savory orange fruits, which are high in fiber and vitamins A and C. The fruits are typically tomato-shaped and can range in size from 1.5 to 4 inches in diameter. Ripe fruits have a smooth texture and mild flavor. In Florida, the fruits generally ripen from late summer through fall. Oriental persimmons are grouped into two categories: astringent or non-astringent. Astringent cultivars will have an unpleasant flavor unless they are allowed to ripen completely to the point that their flesh becomes soft and almost gelatinous. Non-astringent cultivars can be eaten when fully ripe or while they still have an apple-like crunch. Harvest season for astringent persimmon fruit is just prior to and through the soft stage of fruit development. If picked during this time, the fruit is either soft or will become soft, making the fruit suitable for eating. Generally, fruit can be picked and softened at room temperature about 7 to 10 days before it would be softening on the tree. The time varies slightly with cultivars, and is about the same for both astringent and non-astringent types. Not all fruit in the crop load will develop to this state at the same time. The softening process will be less effective and take longer to occur the earlier the fruit is picked. Choosing the proper harvest season for non-astringent persimmons is less complicated than for the astringent types, because they can be eaten firm. Both types of persimmons will grow and fruit well in central and north Florida. In south Florida, gardeners will have best results with astringent types. One advantage of oriental persimmon is that is that you dont need to plant multiple trees in order to have fruit. Oriental persimmons also have great fall color and can be trained as hedges or even espaliers. Left unpruned, the trees can reach 20 to 30 feet tall and spread 15 to 25 feet wide. They are very attractive trees and make great specimen plantings. Oriental persimmons are known scientifically as Diospyros kaki. The native species D. virginiana can also be grown in Florida, though its astringent fruits are much smaller than those of the oriental persimmon. Planting and care Plant your oriental persimmon in full sun in well-drained soil. Its also a good idea to have your soil tested, since the trees prefer a neutral or slightly acidic soil pH. The trees can withstand short periods of drought, but they will do best with regular watering. Provide water in small but regular doses, either by handwatering it or by installing a drip irrigation system. Your persimmon will be relatively undemanding, though it will benefit from some pruning. Following good pruning practices will let sunlight reach more of the tree, allow the leaves dry out after irrigation or rainfall, and make treating for any pest or disease problems easier. Gardeners may be surprised to see trees drop some of their fruit a few weeks after they bloom, but there is no need to be alarmed. This is just the tree trying to self-regulate its fruit load. Often, the biggest problem gardeners have is harvesting the ripe fruits before the birds and other animals begin feasting on them! Laurie Compton Library summer, it was Theresa Ricks Roper who took balls as clown Portia Gillespie listens at the Pong ball to learn about the science that Upcoming photography and quilt shows The library is planning to host a photography exhibit from Sept. 10-12 and a quilt show from Nov. 1-3. Applications are available at the library during normal business hours. To have an application emailed contact Kathy at 904-368-3921. Call for vendors The Friends of the Bradford County Public Library is hosting the Third Annual Holiday Craft Show and Flea Market on Saturday, Nov. 22. Outdoor spaces are available at a cost of $10. There are fewer than five covered outdoor spaces that have a rental cost of $25. A quick response will be necessary to reserve a covered space. Applications will be available at the Bradford County Public Library up until the Oct. 17 deadline. To request an application to be emailed to you, call 904-368-3911. School giveaways planned On Saturday, Aug. 16, the Jungle Ryderz group will be holding its back-to-school giveaway at Wainwright Park in Starke from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or while supplies last. There will also be free hot dogs and chips for the kids. Pleasant Grove Community Action Group will also be holding a back-to-school event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Pleasant Grove Park on C.R. 229. 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.
6A Bradford County Telegraph Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 STATE OF FLORIDA, FLORIDA DE PARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCE MENT, Petitioner, vs. DONNA A. GRIFFIN, Case #36271 Respondent. TO: DONNA A. GRIFFIN, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Admin istrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in ac cordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hear ing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Dean Register, Director, Crimi nal Justice Professionalism, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. 0. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before September 18, 2014. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B27, F.A.C. Dated: July 18, 2014 Dean Register, Professionalism Di rector FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT By: -sJill Simpson, Division Representative 7/24 4tchg 8/14-BCT The Bradford County Board of County Commissioners will conduct a budget workshop on Tuesday, Au gust 19, 2014 at 6:00 p.m., to dis cuss the 2014-2015 tentative county budget. The meeting will be held in the County Commission Room, lo cated in the north wing section of the Bradford County Courthouse, 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida 32091. To obtain a copy of the agen da, please visit the county website at www.bradfordcountyfl.gov or contact 966-6327. 8/7 2tchg 8/14-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 04-2012-CA-00643 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR QUEST TRUST 2004-X3, AS SET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SE RIES 2004-X3, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUST EES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ES TATE OF ERNESTINE B. COOPER, DECEASED; FERLESSIA HUNT; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A HEN RIK PRYOR; SHEVON MCNEAL, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo sure dated May 21, 2014, and en tered in 04-2012-CA-00643 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for Bradford County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR QUEST TRUST 2004-X3, ASSET BACKED CER TIFICATES, SERIES 2004-X3 is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVI SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUST EES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ES TATE OF ERNESTINE B. COOPER, DECEASED; FERLESSIA HUNT; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A HEN RIK PRYOR; SHEVON MCNEAL are Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Lobby 945 N. Temple Ave., Starke, 32091, at 11:00 AM, on October 23, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE EAST 132 FEET OF THE WEST 260 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTH WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWN SHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH: THE NORTH 121.25 FEET OF THE EAST 400 FEET OF THE SOUTH OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF NORTHWEST OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BRAD FORD COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dat ed this 30 day of July, 2014. Ray Norman As Clerk of the Court By: Lisa Brannon As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordina tor, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 East University Ave., Gainesville, FL days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-241-9181 8/7 2tchg 8/14-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 04-2012-CA-000263 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. WANDA E. SMITH ; et al., NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on September 25, 2013 in Civil Case No. 04-2012-CA-000263, of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judi cial Circuit in and for BRADFORD County, Florida, wherein, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff, and WANDA E. SMITH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID BALLINGER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WANDA E. SMITH; DB50 HVAC 2005-1 TRUST COMPANY; CITIFINANCIAL SER VICES, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARL HURST; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT KROEN ERT; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN KNOWN TENANT #2; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM ANTS are Defendants. The clerk of the court, Ray Norman will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Courthouse Lobby, 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, FL 32091 at 11:00 am. on the 25 th day of Sep tember, 2014, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BRADFORD COUNTY, FLOR IDA; SAID PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF SAID SECTION 3 AND RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES AND 41 MIN UTES EAST, ALONG THE WESTER LY BOUNDARY THEREOF, 539.29 FEET TO THE EASTERLY BOUND ARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 100; THENCE SOUTH 25 DEGREES 49 MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID EASTERLY BOUNDARY, 94,67 FEET OF BEGINNING. FROM POINT OF BEGINNING THUS DESCRIBED CONTINUE SOUTH 25 DEGREES 49 MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID EASTERLY BOUNDARY, 120.9 FEET TO AN IRON STAKE; THENCE NORTH 71 DEGREES, 40 MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS EAST, 206 FEET TO AN IRON STAKE; THENCE NORTH 25 DEGREES 10 MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS WEST, 139.05 FEET TO AN IRON STAKE; THENCE SOUTH 66 DEGREES 39 MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS WEST, 206 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BRADFORD COUNTY, FLOR IDA; SAID PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 3 AND RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 41 MINUTES AND 00 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF, 539.29 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST ERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 100; THENCE SOUTH 25 DEGREES 49 MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY, 50.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING THUS DESCRIBED RUN NORTH 66 DE GREES 36 MINUTES AND 30 SEC ONDS EAST, 206.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 25 DEGREES 49 MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS EAST, PARAL LEL WITH SAID NORTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY, 44,67 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 66 DEGREES 36 MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS WEST, 206.00 FEET TO SAID NORTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY; THENCE NORTH 25 DEGREES 49 MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY, 44.67 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE GINNING. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 9885 SESR 100, STARKE, FLORIDA 32091 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on July 30, 2014. CLERK OF THE COURT Ray Norman Lisa Brannon Deputy Clerk Aldridge | Connors, LLP 1615 South Congress Avenue, Suite 200 Delray Beach, FL 33445 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965 IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator before your scheduled court appear ance. If you are hearing or voice im paired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at firstname.lastname@example.org 8/7 2tchg 8/14-BCT TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That PNC %TC TAMPA 1 LLC The holder of the follow be issued thereon. The certificate in which it is assessed are as follows: File Number: 2013-0032 Certificate Number: 482 Parcel Number: 01749-0-00000 Year of Issuance: 2011 Description of Property: Legal Description: 01749-0-00000 The South of the Southwest of the Southeast of the Northeast ; and the North of the Northeast of the Southeast all of Section 26, Township 5 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Assessed To: ARTHUR LEE ESTATE, BARBARA ADAMS, KENYA P LONG, LEWIS LEE, WILLIE ARTHUR LEE, JE ROME LEE, LILLE THERESA LEE, TRAVIS LEE, CLARA LEE CROSS, DAVID MYERS, MELENESE BAR BER HAMITON, EARL BARBER, CHARLES LEE, LILLIE PEARL LEE, PHILLIP LEE, HELEN LEE, MARION LEE, PAMELA LEE LAMONTANGE, RONALD LEE, REGINALD LEE All of the above property is located in Bradford County, In the State of Florida. deemed according to Law, the prop erty described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the Highest Bidder at the BRADFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE, STARKE, FL. on the 10th day of September, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. RAY NORMAN BRADFORD COUNTY CLERK OF COURT BY LISA BRANNON, DEPUTY CLERK If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordina tor, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 8/7 4tchg 8/28-BCT Pursuant to the Florida Self Storage Act Statutes Sec. 83.801-83.809, NO TICE: a Public Auction will be held on AUGUST 30, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M. at C & C Mini Storage 1648 S. Walnut Street, Hwy 301 South in Starke, Florida. The following units contents will be sold to the highest bidder, and continuing day to day thereafter until sold. 1-27 S. LEMOS 1-58 M. MARSTON 2-3 S. STANTON 2-5 G. FULKERSON 2-19 S. RICHARDS 8/7 2tchg 8/14-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 04-2013-CA-000133CAAX-MX JFMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ALLEN W. JONES; HEATHER N. JONES; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PER SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED Notice is hereby given that, pursu ant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Bradford County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Bradford County, Florida, described as: LOT 15, PARKWOOD SUBDIVI SION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 5 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BRADFORD COUN TY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO COVENANTS/ RE STRICTIONS, EASEMENTS OF RE CORD. THIS BEING THE SAME PROP ERTY CONVEYED TO ALLEN W. JONES AND HEATHER N. JONES/ HUSBAND AND WIFE FROM DIAN M. MORIN, A SINGLE PERSON IN A DEED DATED SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 AND RECORDED SEPTEM BER 16, 2009 IN BOOK 1331 PAGE 343. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash. Front entrance of the east side of the Bradford County Courthouse, 945 North Temple Av enue Starke, FL 32091 at 11:00 AM, on September 25, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 31 day of July, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By Lisa Brannon Deputy Clerk Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, PL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES MODATIONS FOR NOTICE OF COURT PROCEEDINGS: 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 sistance. Please contact Ms. Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti fication if the time before the sched uled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an as sisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact the Court Interpreter Program at inter email@example.com 8/7 2tchg 8/14-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 04-2013-CA-000183 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. TAMI SUE BENNETT A/K/A TAMI BENNETT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TAMI SUE BENNETT A/K/A TAMI BENNETT; UNKNOWN TEN ANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN KNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI TORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. Notice is hereby given that, pursu ant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 20, 2013, and the Order Reschedul ing Foreclosure Sale entered on July 28, 2014 in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Bradford County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Brad ford County, Florida, described as: LOT 12, BLOCK F, DALEWOOD, AC CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC RE CORDS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 760 GLENDALE STREET, STARKE, FL 32091 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the east front door of the Bradford County Courthouse, 945 N. Temple Avenue, a.m., on September 25, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Starke, Florida, this 31 day of July, 2014. Ray Norman Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Lisa Brannon Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28TH STREET NORTH, SUITE 200 ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33716 EFILING@DCZAHM.COM IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DIS ABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOM MODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICI PATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CER TAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CON TACT JAN PHILLIPS, ADA COORDINATOR, 201 EAST UNIVERSITY AVENUE, GAINES WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IM PAIRED, CALL TDD 1-800-952-8771 8/7 2tchg 8/14-BCT Equipment Barn Notice is hereby given that the City of Starke, Bradford County, Florida, is seeking licensed and qualified ven dors to supply and install an Equip ment Barn at the City Maintenance Yard located at 601 North Orange Street, Starke, Florida. To obtain specifications go to www. cityofstarke.org/BIDS-RFP-ANDRFQ.html and select Project #201412 Equipment Barn Bids must be received in a sealed envelope and clearly marked Sealed Bid, Project 2014-12 EQUIPMENT BARN and Clerk, Starke City Hall located at 209 N. Thompson Street, Starke, Florida 32091, until Friday, August 29, 2014, at 10:00 AM. No bids will be accepted by electronic mail or facsimile. Upon the closing of the bid period all bids will be opened and reviewed at 10:00 AM, Monday, September 3, 2014. Acceptable bids will be presented to the City Commission Meeting on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM. 8/14 2tchg 8/21-BCT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed Ordinance, whose title hereinafter appears, will be brought up for READING and ADOPTION Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at the City Commission Meeting commencing at 7:00 p.m., at Starke City Hall, 209 North Thompson Street, Starke, Flor ida. A copy of said Ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, in Starke, Florida. On the dates above-mentioned, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to this proposed Ordinance. ORDINANCE NO.: 2014-0711 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY Legals See LEGALS, next page
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Bradford County Telegraph 7A Legals COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF STARKE, FLORIDA, AMEND ING CHAPTER 78, ARTICLE IV, DIVISION 3, SECTION 78-181, SYSTEM, OF THE CODE OF OR DINANCES, AS AMENDED, TO ROR AND TO CLARIFY CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE FIREFIGHT PROVIDE THAT SAID PROVISIONS ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF CHAPTER 175, FLORIDA STATUTES AND THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF RETIREMENT; PRO VIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PRO VIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVID ING FOR REPEALER; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE 8/14 1tchg-BCT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed Ordinance, whose title hereinafter appears, will be brought up for READING and ADOPTION Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at the City Commission Meeting commencing at 7:00 p.m., at Starke City Hall, 209 North Thompson Street, Starke, Flor ida. A copy of said Ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, in Starke, Florida. On the dates above-mentioned, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to this proposed Ordinance. ORDINANCE NO.: 2014-0712 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF STARKE, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 78, ARTICLE IV, DIVI SION 2, SECTION 78-121, OP TIONAL FORMS OF PAYMENT, SYSTEM, OF THE CODE OF OR DINANCES, AS AMENDED, TO ROR AND TO CLARIFY CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE POLICE OF PROVIDE THAT SAID PROVISIONS ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF CHAPTER 185, FLORIDA STATUTES AND THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF RETIREMENT; PRO VIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PRO VIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVID ING FOR REPEATER; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE 8/14 1tchg-BCT The Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Board of Directors will hold a Planning Evaluation Commit tee Meeting on Tuesday, August 26th at 9:30 A.M.; and Executive Commit tee Meeting will follow at 10:00 A.M. at the Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Administration Office lo cated at 1171 Nobles Ferry Road NW in Live Oak, Florida. 8/14 1tchg-BCT Jamie L. Israel Last known address of: 1000 S Water St Starke FL 32091-4547 You are hereby notified that your eli gibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Starke, Florida, no later this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Terry L. Vaughan Bradford County Supervisor of Elec tions P.O. Box 58 945 N. Temple Ave., Suite C Starke, FL 32091 8/14 1tchg-BCT Maurice J. Portis Last known address of: 17624 NW 53 rd Ave Starke FL 32091 You are hereby notified that your eli gibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Starke, Florida, no later this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Terry L. Vaughan Bradford County Supervisor of Elec tions P.O. Box 58 945 N. Temple Ave., Suite C Starke, FL 32091 8/14 1tchg-BCT Gil Santiago JR Last known address of: 137 N Walnut St APT 20 Starke FL 32091 You are hereby notified that your eli gibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Starke, Florida, no later this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Terry L. Vaughan Bradford County Supervisor of Elec tions P.O. Box 58 945 N. Temple Ave., Suite C Starke, FL 32091 8/14 1tchg-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA File Number 98-73 CP IN RE: GUARDIANSHIP OF MARTHA BRANCH, Ward. Upon the grounds of change of do micile of the Ward, Martha Branch, a petition for discharge of the guardian advocate has been be filed on Au gust 12, 2014, in the Circuit Court for Bradford County, Florida, Probate Di vision, the address of which is 945 N. Temple Ave. Starke, Florida 32091. The names and addresses of the guardian advocate and the guardian the end of this notice. The jurisdiction of the Ward will be transferred to the foreign jurisdiction of the Probate Court of Chatham County, Georgia, Estate No. B-10680. The names and addresses of the for attorney are: Katherine Branch Pearson 2016WalthourRoad Savannah, Georgia 30410 Amy R. Henderson Bart, Meyer & Company LLP, Attorneys at Law 15 Lake Street, Suite 130 Savannah, Georgia 31411 Any objection shall be filed in writing and shall state with particularity each item to which the objection is directed and the grounds on which the objec tion is based; Any objection to the petition for dis charge shall be filed within the later service of the petition for discharge or the date of first publication of this notice; of the objection, a notice of hearing thereon shall be served or the objec tion is abandoned. The date of first publication of this no tice is August 14, 2014. Attorney for Guardian Advocate: DUSS, KENNEY, SAFER, HAMPTON & JOOS, P.A. By: William J. Joos Florida Bar No. 040746 4348 Southpoint Blvd., Suite 101 Jacksonville, FL 32216 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Guardian Advocate: Katherine Branch Pearson 2016 Walthour Road Savannah, GA 31410 8/14 2tchg 8/21-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 04-2014-CA-386 Parcels 109 & 111 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Petitioner, vs. ELTON WARD; LINDA ANN WARD; and TERESA PHILLIPS, Bradford County Tax Collector, Defendants. STATE OF FLORIDA TO: To all said defendants who are living, and if any or all defendants are de ceased, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against any such deceased defendant or defendants, if alive, and, if dead, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, legatees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased de fendant or defendants, and all other parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the property described in the Petition, towit: Item #2080016 Parcels 109 and 111 County Section No. 28125 State Road No. 223 Bradford County F.P. No.2080016 Parcel No. 109 Fee Simple Limited Access A Part Of The Northwest 1/4 Of Sec tion 10, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida, Being More Particularly Described As Fol lows: Commence At A 1 Iron Pipe, No Identification, Marking The North west Corner Of Section 10, Town ship 6 South, Range 22 East, Brad ford County, Florida; Thence South Line Of Said Section 10, A Distance Of 2,296.36 Feet To A Point On The Baseline Of Survey Of State Road Way, As Per Florida Department Of Transportation Right Of Way Map, Said Point Being On The Arc Of A Curve To The Left, Having A Radius Of 4,202.00 Feet; Thence Departing Said West Line From A Tangent Bear erly, Along Said Baseline Of Survey Of State Road No. 223 And The Arc Of Said Curve, Through An Angle Of Feet To The Point Of Beginning; Thence From A Tangent Bearing Of West, A Distance Of 179.47 Feet; tance Of 9.96 Feet To A Point 150.00 Feet Westerly Of Said Baseline Of Survey When Measured Perpendicu larly, Said Point Being On A Curve To The Left, Having A Radius Of 4,052.00 Feet, A Chord Bearing And 239.02 Feet; Thence Northeasterly, Along The Arc Of Said Curve, Par allel With Said Baseline Of Survey, Arc Length Of 239.06 Feet; Thence 378.35 Feet To A Point 150.00 Feet Easterly Of Said Baseline Of Survey When Measured Perpendicularly, Said Point Being On A Curve To The Right, Having A Radius Of 4,352.00 Feet, A Chord Bearing And Distance Feet; Thence Southwesterly, Along The Arc Of Said Curve, Parallel With Said Baseline Of Survey, Through An West, A Distance Of 184.43 Feet To The Point Of Beginning. Containing 1.832 Acres, More Or Less. Together With All Right Of Ingress, Egress, Light, Air And View Between And Any Facility Constructed On The Above Described Property. Being A Part Of Tax Parcel No. 02074-0-00201 Section No. 28125 State Road No. 223 Bradford County F.P. No. 2080016 Parcel No. 111 Fee Simple Limited Access A Part Of The Northwest 1/4 Of Sec tion 10, Township 6 South. Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida, Being More Particularly Described As Fol lows: Commence At A 1 Iron Pipe, No Identification, Marking The North west Corner Of Section 10, Town ship 6 South, Range 22 East, Brad ford County, Florida; Thence South Line Of Said Section 10, A Distance Of 2,296.36 Feet To A Point On The Baseline Of Survey Of State Road Way, As Per Florida Department Of Transportation Right Of Way Map, Said Point Being On The Arc Of A Curve To The Left, Having A Radius Of 4,202.00 Feet; Thence Depart ing Said West Line From A Tangent Northerly, Along Said Baseline Of Survey Of State Road No. 223 And The Arc Of Said Curve, Through An Of 2,146.23 Feet To The Point Of Beginning; Thence From A Tangent Departing Said Baseline Of Survey, 169.70 Feet To A Point 150.00 Feet Westerly Of Said Baseline Of Survey When Measured Perpendicularly, Said Point Being On A Curve To The Left, Having A Radius Of 4,052.00 Feet, A Chord Bearing And Distance Feet; Thence Northeasterly, Along The Arc Of Said Curve, Parallel With Said Baseline Of Survey, Through An Of 707.75 Feet To A Point On The Southerly Existing Right Of Way Line Along Said Southerly Existing Right Of Way Line, A Distance Of 76.62 Continuing Along Said Southerly Ex isting Right Of Way Line, A Distance Of 18.73 Feet To A Point On The Westerly Existing Right Of Way Line Point Being On A Curve To The Left, Having A Radius Of 5,784.58 Feet, A Chord Bearing And Distance Of Thence Southwesterly, Along The Arc Of Said Curve And Said Westerly Ex isting Right Of Way Line, Through An 81.42 Feet To The Point Of Tangency; tinuing Along Said Westerly Existing Right Of Way Line, A Distance Of West, A Distance Of 68.39 Feet To The Point Of Beginning. Containing 2.279 Acres, More Or Less. Together With All Right Of Ingress, Egress, Light, Air And View Between And Any Facility Constructed On The Above Described Property, Being A Part Of Tax Parcel No. 02060-0-00000 A petition in eminent domain has been filed to acquire certain property interests in Bradford County, Florida. Each defendant is required to serve written defenses to the petition on pe address are shown below, on or be fore September 8, 2014 and to file the original of the defenses with the clerk of this court either before service on thereafter, showing what right, title, interest or lien defendant has in or to the property described in the petition and to show cause why that property should not be taken for the uses and purposes set forth in the petition. If any defendant fails to do so, a default will be entered against that defendant for the relief demanded in the petition. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a decla ration of taking has been filed in this cause and that petitioner will apply for an order of taking and any other order the court deems proper before the Honorable Phyllis M. Rosier, one of the Judges of this Court, on Wednes day, September 24, 2014, at 3:00 at the Bradford County Courthouse, 945 N. Temple Avenue, Starke, Flori da. All defendants to this suit may re quest a hearing at the time and place designated and be heard at the time and place designated and be heard. Any defendant failing to file a request for hearing shall waive any right to object to the Order of Taking. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL of this Court on the 12 day of August, 2014. RAY NORMAN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA By Lisa Brannon Deputy Clerk Ralph P. Maxon Esq. Florida Department of Transportation 1109 S. Marion Avenue, MS 2009 Lake City, Florida 32025-5874 Telephone: 386/758-3727 Ralph.Maxon@dot.state.fl.us 8/14 2tchg 8/21-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 04-201 l-CA-482 Section: CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. DONALD C. PORTIS, et al. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu ant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 22, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 04-201 l-CA-482 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Bradford County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 2 nd day of Oct., 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Lobby of the Bradford County Courthouse, 945 North Temple Av enue, Starke, Florida 32091, in ac cordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: PART OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 18, TOWN SHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 SAID SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST,BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 10 MINUTES EAST ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF, 631.91 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES, 24 MINUTES, 30 SEC ONDS EAST, 619.29 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES, 35 MIN UTES, 30 SECONDS WEST, 208.72 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DE GREES, 24 MINUTES, 30 SECONDS WEST, 208.72 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 35 MIN UTES, 30 SECONDS EAST, 208.72 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES, 24 MINUTES, 30 SEC ONDS EAST, 208.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a dis ability who needs any accommoda tion in order to participate in this pro ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact the ADA Co days before your scheduled court ap pearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listen ing device to participate in a proceed ing, please contact Court Interpreting at email@example.com. Dated at STARKE, Florida this 11 day of August, 2014 Lisa Brannon Deputy Clerk Ray Norman CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Bradford COUNTY, FLORIDA MORRIS|HARDWICK|SCHNEIDER, LLC, 5110 EISENHOWER BLVD, SUITE 302A TAMPA, FL 33634 PATRICIA PORTIS, 17624 NORTH WEST 53RD AVENUE, STARKE, FL 32091 DONALD C. PORTIS, 17624 NORTHWEST 53RD AVENUE, STARKE, FL 32091 8/14 2tchg 8/21-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 04-2014-CA-385 Parcel 110 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Petitioner, vs. DONALD R. DEWITT; SHARON N. DEWITT; JEWELLE H. BROWN, Individually and as Trustee of the Jewelle H. Brown Living Trust; PFG LOANS, INC., d/b/a PROVIDENT FUNDING GROUP, INC., a Cali RANCH; and TERESA PHILLIPS, Bradford County Tax Collector, Defendants. STATE OF FLORIDA TO: To all said defendants who are living, and if any or all defendants are de ceased, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against any such deceased defendant or defendants, if alive, and, if dead, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, legatees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased de fendant or defendants, and all other parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the property described in the Petition, towit: Item #2080014 Parcel 110 County Section No. 28125 State Road No. 223 Bradford County F.P. No.2080014 Parcel No. 110 Fee Simple Limited Access A Part Of The Northeast 1/4 Of Sec tion 31, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford. County, Florida, Be ing More Particularly Described As Follows: Commence At A Found Railroad Rail east Corner Of Section 31, Town ship 6 South, Range 22 East, Brad ford County, Florida; Thence South Line Of Said Section 31, A Distance Of 1,087.65 Feet To A Point On The Baseline Of Survey Of State Road No. As Per Florida Department Of Trans portation Right Of Way Map, Sec Point Being On A Curve To The Right, Having A Radius Of 5,000.00 Feet; Thence Southerly, From A Tangent Departing Said North Line Of Section 31, Along Said Baseline Of Survey And The Arc Of Said Curve, Through Of 765.04 Feet, To A Point On The Northwesterly Existing Right Of Way Line Of CSX Transportation Railroad Right Of Way And The Point Of Be West, Along Said Northwesterly Ex isting Railroad Right Of Way Line, A Distance Of 89.22 Feet To A Point On The West Line Of The Northeast 1/4 Of The Northeast 1/4 Of Said West, Departing Said Northwesterly Existing Railroad Right Of Way Line, Along Said West Line, A Distance Of 816.32 Feet To A Point On Said North Line Of Section 31; Thence North Line, A Distance Of 248.90 Feet To A Point Lying 165.00 Feet Easterly Of Said Baseline Of Survey, Said Point Being On The Arc Of A Curve To The Right, Having A Radius Of 5,165.00 Feet, A Chord Bearing And Distance Feet; Thence Southerly, Departing Said North Line, Along The Arc Of Said Curve, Parallel With Said Base line Of Survey, Through An Angle Of Feet To A Point On Said Northwest erly Existing Railroad Right Of Way Along Said Northwesterly Existing Railroad Right Of Way Line, A Dis tance Of 209.40 Feet To The Point Of Beginning. Containing 4.263 Acres, More Or Less. Together with all right of ingress, egress, light, air and view between any facility constructed on the above described property. Being A Part Of Tax Parcel No. 04206-0-00000 A petition in eminent domain has been filed to acquire certain property interests in Bradford County, Florida. Each defendant is required to serve written defenses to the petition on and address are shown below, on or before Monday, September 8, 2014 and to file the original of the defenses with the clerk of this court either be immediately thereafter, showing what right, title, interest or lien defendant has in or to the property described in the petition and to show cause why that property should not be taken for the uses and purposes set forth in the petition. If any defendant fails to do so, a default will be entered against that defendant for the relief demand ed in the petition. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a decla ration of taking has been filed in this cause and that petitioner will apply for an order of taking and any other order the court deems proper before the Honorable Phyllis M. Rosier, one of the Judges of this Court, on Wednes day, September 24, 2014, at 2:00 at the Bradford County Courthouse, 945 N. Temple Avenue, Starke, Flori da. All defendants to this suit may re quest a hearing at the time and place designated and be heard at the time and place designated and be heard. Any defendant failing to file a request for hearing shall waive any right to object to the Order of Taking. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL of this Court on the 12 day of August, 2014. RAY NORMAN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BRADFORD COUNTY. FLORIDA By Lisa Brannon Deputy Clerk Ralph P. Maxon Esq. Florida Department of Transportation 1109 S. Marion Avenue, MS 2009 Lake City, Florida 32025-5874 Telephone: 386/758-3727 Ralph.Maxon@dot.state.fl.us 8/14 2tchg 8/21-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 04-2014-CA-387 Parcel 105 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Petitioner, vs. MARK S. MOONEYHAN, as Trustee of the Mark S. Mooneyhan Family Revocable Living Trust under Trust Agreement Dated June 16, 1997; KAREN L. MOONEYHAN, as Trust ee of the Mark S. Mooneyhan Family Revocable Living Trust under Trust Agreement Dated June 16, 1997; COMPASS BANK, an Alabama Banking Corporation; CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A.; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., a National Association; and TERESA PHILLIPS, Bradford County Tax Collector, Defendants. STATE OF FLORIDA TO: To all said defendants who are living, and if any or all defendants are de ceased, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against any such deceased defendant or defendants, if alive, and, if dead, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, legatees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased de fendant or defendants, and all other parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the property described in the Petition, towit: Item #2080014 Parcel 105 County Section No. 28125 State Road No. 223 Bradford County P.P. No. 2080014 Parcel No. 105 Part A Fee Simple Limited Access A Part Of The Northeast 1/4 Of Sec tion 6, Township 7 South, Range 22 East And The Southeast 1/4 Of Sec tion 31, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida, Being More Particularly Described As Fol lows: Commence At A 2 Iron Pipe, No Identification Marking The South east Corner Of Section 31, Town ship 6 South, Range 22 East, Brad ford County, Florida; Thence North Line Of The Southeast 1/4 Of Said Section 31, A Distance Of 2,247.25 Feet To A Point On The Baseline Of Variable Width Right Of Way, As Per Florida Department Of Transportation Right Of Way Map, Section 28125, On A Curve To The Right, Having A Radius Of 3,462.00 Feet; Thence Departing Said South Line From A West, Northerly Along Said Baseline Of Survey Of State Road No. 223 And The Arc Of Said Curve, Through An Of 675.15 Feet To The Point Of Be ginning; Thence Departing Said East, A Distance Of 165.07 Feet To A Point Lying 165.00 Feet Easterly Of Said Baseline Of Survey When Mea sured Perpendicularly, Said Point Be ing On A Curve To The Left, Having A Radius Of 3,297.00 Feet, A Chord Bearing And Distance Of South Southeasterly, Along The Arc Of Said Curve, Parallel With Said Baseline Of Survey, Through An Angle Of Feet To A Point On The Northwest erly Safe Upland Line Of Alligator Creek; Thence Continue Along The Arc Of Said Curve, Having A Radius Of 3,297.00 Feet, A Chord Bearing East, 21.17 Feet; Thence Southeast erly, Along The Arc Of Said Curve, Arc Length Of 21.17 Feet; Thence Of 21.80 Feet To A Point On A Curve To The Left, Said Curve Having A Ra dius Of 3,312.00 Feet, A Chord Bear East, 10.68 Feet; Thence Southeast erly, Along The Arc Of Said Curve, Arc Length Of 10.68 Feet To A Point In The Center Of Said Alligator Creek; Thence Along The Center Of Said Al Feet To A Point Lying 150.00 Feet Westerly Of Said Baseline Of Survey, Said Point Being On A Curve To The Right, Having A Radius Of 3,612.00 Feet, A Chord Bearing And Distance To A Point On The Northwesterly Safe Upland Line Of Alligator Creek; Thence Northwesterly, Along The Arc Of Said Curve, Parallel With Said Baseline Of Survey, Through An Of 28.97 Feet; Thence Northwest erly, Continuing Along Said Curve, Having A Radius Of 3,612.00 Feet, A Chord Bearing And Distance Of Thence Northwesterly Along The Arc Of Said Curve, Through An Angle Of Distance Of 150.06 Feet To The Point Of Beginning. Containing 5.736 Acres, More Or Less. Together With All Right Of Ingress, Egress, Light, Air And View Between And Any Facility Constructed On The Above Described Property. Also: Part B FEE SIMPLE A Part Of The Southeast 1/4 Of Sec tion 31, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being More Particularly Described As Fol lows: Commence At A 2 Iron Pipe, No Identification, Marking The South east Comer Of Section 31, Town ship 6 South, Range 22 East, Brad ford County, Florida; Thence North Of The Southeast 1/4 Of Said Section 31, A Distance Of 2,247.25 Feet To A Point On The Baseline Of Survey Width Right Of Way, As Per Florida Department Of Transportation Right Of Way Map, Section 28125, F.P. No. Arc Of A Curve To The Right, Having A Radius Of 3,462.00 Feet; Thence Departing Said South Line From A West, Northerly Along Said Baseline Of Survey Of State Road No. 223 And The Arc Of Said Curve, Through An 675.15 Feet; Thence Departing Said East, A Distance Of 165.07 Feet To A Point Lying 165.00 Feet Easterly Of Said Baseline Of Survey When Mea sured Perpendicularly And The Point Of Beginning; Thence Continue South Feet To A Point On The Northwesterly Safe Upland Line Of Alligator Creek; Thence Along Said Safe Upland Line Of Alligator Creek The Following To A Point Lying 165.00 Feet Easterly Of Said Baseline Of Survey When Measured Perpendicularly; Said Point Being On A Curve To The Right, Having A Radius Of 3,297.00 Feet, A Chord Bearing And Distance Of North Northwesterly, Along The Arc Of Said Curve, Parallel With Said Baseline Of Survey, Through An Angle Of Feet To The Point Of Beginning. Containing 2.648 Acres, More Or Less. Being A Part Of Tax Parcel No. 04213-0-00000 & 04729-0-00000 A petition in eminent domain has been filed to acquire certain property interests in Bradford County, Florida. Each defendant is required to serve written defenses to the petition on and address are shown below, on or before Monday, September 8, 2014 and to file the original of the defenses with the clerk of this court either be immediately thereafter, showing what right, title, interest or lien defendant has in or to the property described in the petition and to show cause why that property should not be taken for the uses and purposes set forth in the petition. If any defendant fails to do so, a default will be entered against that defendant for the relief demand ed in the petition. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a decla ration of taking has been filed in this cause and that petitioner will apply for an order of taking and any other order the court deems proper before the Honorable Phyllis M. Rosier, one of the Judges of this Court, on Wednes day, September 24, 2014, at 1:00 at the Bradford County Courthouse, 945 N. Temple Avenue, Starke, Flori da. All defendants to this suit may re quest a hearing at the time and place designated and be heard at the time and place designated and be heard. Any defendant failing to file a request for hearing shall waive any right to object to the Order of Taking. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL of this Court on the/3 day of August, 2014. RAY NORMAN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA By Lisa Brannon Deputy Clerk Ralph P. Maxon Esq. Florida Department of Transportation 1109 S. Marion Avenue, MS 2009 Lake City, Florida 32025-5874 Telephone: 386/758-3727 Ralph.Maxon@dot.state.fl.us 8/14 2tchg 8/21-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 04-2013-DR-349 IN RE: RACHEL G. NORMAN, Petitioner Vs HOLLIE S. CARLTON, Respondent TO: Lloyd William Gilpin, III 604 Melton Terrace Starke, Florida 32091 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition To Dissolve Temporary Custody by Family and a Petition For Change filed and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Rachel G. Norman, Pe titioner, whose address is 5103 NW 224th Street, Lawtey, Florida 32058, on or before the 18 day of September, 2014, and to file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 945 North Tem ple Avenue, Starke, Florida, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief de manded in the Complaint or Petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available office. You may review these docu ments upon request. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this 11 day of August, 2014. RAY NORMAN CLERK OF COURT By: Lisa Brannon Deputy Clerk 8/14 4tchg 9/4-BCT
8A Bradford County Telegraph Thursday, Aug. 14, 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 Talk about baptism by fire, Chestnut said, but they saw her leadership skills and she was encouraged by their confidence in her. After eight years, she joined the public school system as an elementary school teacher and immediately began identifying things she would change given the chance. She taught for 10 years, but having directed a childcare center with 150 students, she was full of ideas, and so the psychology graduate decided to pursue a masters degree in educational leadership so she could move into administration. She became a teaching coach, showing instructors creative approaches to teaching mathematics and how to incorporate hands-on learning into their science lessons. Her colleagues named her Teacher of the Year. When funding for coaches was cut, she went back to the classroom, further broadening her experience by teaching students who had emotional issues and learning disabilities. I volunteered to do that because I said to myself one of these days Im going to be an administrator, and I really want to have empathy when the special ed teacher comes to me and says, I cant do it. She was offered an assistant principal position at Andrew Robinson Elementary, and then at Kings Trail Elementary, an English as second language learning center with 500 children, a third of who were from all around the world, including refugees from war-torn areas. That was a good experience working with those families and children from different countries who come to the United States not speaking any English. Its amazing to see within months how they pick up the language and learn and really strive for education, she said. Told by her colleagues she was ready, and rather than wait for a position to open up in Duval, Chestnut decided to look for opportunities in surrounding communities and came upon the vacant principal position at Starke Elementary. After accepting the job here, it turns out she was also offered a principal position in Duval County, but it was a matter of integrity, and she said she was already committed to the Bradford County community. Being a good principal is about building good relationships, Chestnut said. Thats relationships with faculty, parents, students and business partners, all of who have a stake in the success of the school. The new principal said she really wants to engage parents in whats going on at Starke Elementary, including curriculum-based workshops so they can in turn work with their children. She also talked about her use of parent field trips, planned at times that are convenient for the entire family to places where everyone learn together. Shes also proud of her past work with business partners and programs that involve the community in the school, and her goals include working with local businesses to keep funding in the county. Partnerships must be two-way, she said. Its not just what the school can get from businesses, but what the school can do for them in return. The lead up to the new school year has been busy, but all of the teaching positions have been filled. Chestnut said she looks for commitment in teachers asking them in particular why they want to work for Starke Elementary as well as a willingness to learn. We all have potential, but she said she is more interested in the probability that teachers will work to reach their potential. Teamwork is also important, but the chief thing is that they put students first. Every decision you make, it needs to be about the children, she said. I know there may be times where I dont make the most popular decision, but it will always be based on whats best for the children. In addition to getting to know new and veteran teachers, Chestnut has a new assistant principal to work with. Courtney Maynor who hails from North Carolina was officially hired this week. Chestnut said Maynors background in both elementary and middle school education will make her especially important to the fourth and fifth grades, which are moving toward transition. Maynors experience as a literacy coach also compliments Chestnuts experience in math and science. Its been quite a journey for Chestnut, but every day brings something new, and she said thats one of the things she most loves about what she does. You never know that new challenge awaits around the corner. Shes not shy about jumping into a lesson every once in a while and flexing her teaching muscles, either. She also appreciates the moments she gets to listen to and be supportive of teachers and parents. Having taught in big city schools and even Duval schools might seem urban to Bradford County folks Starke Elementary is a new experience for Chestnut. Whether related or just neighbors, everyone seems to know everyone. You know six degrees of separation? Not here in Starke. Its more like two degrees, she said. But thats cool. Its the small town feel, and thats what makes Starke Elementary a great place. She said there is no doubt in her mind that Starke Elementary is an A school, and she is excited about the future. I see us as a model school, not only for Bradford County, but for northeast Florida, said Chestnut. I want Starke Elementary to be a flagship school where people, educators, parents, whoever, can come into our school and see education done right. She wants people to sense it the moment they walk through the door. That means having high expectations for employees, parents and students. Her goal for parents is to get their children to school every day and on time. Instruction begins on time for teachers, too, not after a cup of coffee, and they will have continuing opportunities to sharpen their skills. Custodians and cafeteria workers must maintain a clean school and prepare appetizing food. If the school were a hotel, Chestnut said she would expect it to achieve five-star status. Chestnut and her husband have four grown children and two grandchildren. Away from the office, she loves traveling and cruising to different locales, and visiting different restaurants. She also enjoys reading, and is drawn to nonfiction and informational texts that keep her on top of the latest educational trends. Every day is a day to learn something new. Every day I wake up, (I ask) well what did I do yesterday and how can I make it better, she said. STARKE Continued from 1A circumstances, including spending the summer without a finance director, interfered. There isnt a specific plan for the money, but use of what is called the School Capital Outlay Surtax is limited to fixed capital costs associated with the construction, reconstruction or improvement of school facilities; land acquisition or improvement; design and engineering costs associated with school facilities; or retrofitting and providing school facilities with technology. Based on the taxable revenue reported in the county in 2013, an additional half-cent sales tax which would bring the total sales tax in the county to seven and a half cents would generate more than $1 million a year for the school district, and more than $10 million for the 10-year period Farnsworth is proposing. That would go along way to replacing Public Education Capital Outlay funding from the state. For years the district received enough capital outlay money that a sizeable amount sometimes $1.5 million or more was rolled over from one year to the next. That money ceased in 2012, and districts were forced to rely on public outlay dollars generated by property taxes. The district dedicates 1.5 mills of its property tax levy to capital outlay, which is projected to generate $1.3 million for 201415 on top of the $770,000 fund balance, for a total of nearly $2.1 million. Almost $600,000 is used for annual transportation and maintenance costs. According to Richard Sapp, the districts supervisor for those areas, another $1.1 million is required for ongoing capital projects like roofing repair, grounds keeping, servicing air conditioners, carpeting removal, and more. There is nothing set aside for replacing buildings that are in come cases more than 50 years old. Funds once earmarked for Southside Elementary were absorbed into the project to repair and clean up Starke Elementary last year, a project the district is still paying for. This district is also under pressure to provide the schools with instructional technology, including laptop computers, e-readers and digital texts. Were not a property rich county, and were running off our millage to support these efforts, and its the property owners that are footing the bill, Farnsworth said. Those who dont own property arent contributing, he said. Basically this allows the community as a whole to get involved and put some skin in the game to support our schools and support what we see is crumbling before us. The district would also be tapping the motorists who drive through the community and those who visit. Voters in 18 of 67 school districts have approved the School Capital Outlay Surtax, and its still in effect in 15. But of the three closest in population to Bradford County, it is only still in effect in Calhoun and Liberty counties. The next closest is Jackson County, which has nearly twice the population. Most of the others exceed 100,000 people and two exceed 1 million. Nine counties in Florida have a total surtax rate of 1.5 percent, bringing their total sales tax to 7.5 percent. As a community we can ignore it and enter into crisis situations, or as a community we can get behind it and try to improve what we have, Farnsworth said. Were facing a situation where weve got to do something to stay alive to be honest with you, he said. He emphasized if the school board gave him permission to ask the county commission to place the tax referendum on the ballot, it would be the voters who make the final decision not either political body. It was a lot of information to absorb in a short period of time, and the timeline was one of the school boards biggest concerns. Another was how much time was spent consulting with the owners of businesses where the new tax would be collected. Has anybody in our business community been approached about this? School Board Member Stacey Creighton asked. Have they voiced how this will impact them, because if our neighboring counties are all at 6 percent or 7 percent and we go to 7.5, wouldnt that harm them? These are the people who donate to our schools again and again and again. I dont want to turn around and harm them by putting a tax that might make their customers go to other counties to save some money. She was concerned that there wouldnt be an opportunity for the boards constituents to make their voices heard before the board acted. Creighton said if this is something the superintendent has been considering for a while, there was no reason for the timeline to be this constrained. Farnsworth admitted he put the board in a tough spot and thats something he tries not to do. However, the problem with this is its probably one of the most explosive issues that you possibly could deal with, School Board Member Roman Alvarez said. Ill be honest with you, I wont be ready to make a decision. School Board Member Randy Jones cast doubt on the revenue projections because of the construction of the bypass. People are going to have a slingshot around Bradford County. Were not going to have this $202 million in revenue (total sales in the county), because if were a half-cent more in sales tax, theyre going to head down the bypass and go 10 or 15 miles either way to get a break on that, he said. Residents will wind up being most burdened, Jones said. Farnsworth said a counterargument has been taking place, and some feel drivers will be more likely to come through Starke if the semis are diverted to the bypass, which will be labeled a truck route. School Board Chairman Archie Kittles echoed Farnsworth in saying voters will have to approve the tax, but Creighton said if they do, it is going to impact people. This tax levy would be in addition to property taxes, not in lieu of them, she said. We dont know what kind of economic impact its going to have on our businesses, she said, and the school board would be exposing them to that risk if it voted to request that the county commission place the referendum on the ballot. She said before that happens, she wants to see a plan. Weve got empty classrooms in Lawtey. I would like to know whats our plan to fill them, Creighton said. Last year a school was split between several others. People are going to want to know why the district is keeping the smaller schools open, she said. Look at how were spending the money we have. Are we being the best stewards possible with the money we have before we go out and ask for one more dime? Creighton asked, saying that is what the voters are going to be asking, too. The boards questions do not represent a lack of appreciation of what the district is up against, Alvarez said. He felt voting to put the tax on the ballot would be considered by many to be an endorsement of the half-cent sales tax. He was also concerned that none of the counties surrounding Bradford had approved the surtax. I understand the urgency, but to me its a biggie for Bradford County, said Alvarez. It was agreed not to request a vote at this past Mondays school board meeting, which means a special meeting will be required if the school board is to vote by the end of the month. The county commission may need a special meeting as well. The superintendent knows he has his work cut out for him drumming up support in the meantime. If were going to move forward, Ive got to convince the community that I need them to get on board with me, Farnsworth said. I feel its the right thing to do and what we need to do as a community. If the issue doesnt make the ballot in November, the district will have two wait two years until the next election. Holding a special election before then could cost as much as $50,000, money the district cannot spare. TAX Continued from 1A about problems concerning school uniforms. So I think it has already been accepted by the people. My only question now is what are we going to do with the other schools? That is a question if elected I will meet and discuss with District 5. What grade would you give Bradford schools, and why? If I graded Bradford County schools, I would look at the growth that each teacher has made, the input from parents about how the teacher communicated with the parent, how the parent responded to this communication, professionalism and how the administrators promoted the school to cause an increase in student enrollment. I personally think we have amazing schools with amazing people. We do, however, need to make changes in order to keep up with what the state tells us to do. I applaud Brooker and Hampton for making As this year. Starke Elementary maintained a C while going through a year of being closed, relocated and reopening all in one year. I am so proud of you. Lawtey and Southside did make low grades but I feel they are still an awesome group of people who have a heart for teaching. I applaud you for opening up your schools to help Starke relocate. I know great things are coming. I am still proud to know we have Lawtey and Southside as schools within our district. Although we have not seen the grade for the high school, I feel through changes that are made, teachers being excited about what they do and the backing from our Bradford County School Board, we can make schools in our district an A. REHBERG Continued from 1A Library friends bring back The Friends of the Library in a cooperative effort with the Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice will be showing the Created Equal film series of four documentary videos about the civil right struggle. The showings will be at the Sustainable Living Center located at the corner of C.R. 227 and C.R. 18 west of Lake Hampton. Each showing will last from 2 p.m. to approximately 4 p.m. with pizza and discussion to follow. On Saturday, Aug. 16, they will be showing parts one and two of The Abolitionists, which vividly bring to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Senator meeting with constituents State Sen. Rob Bradley will be visiting the city of Starke on Tuesday, Aug. 19, and is available from 3-5 p.m. to meet with constituents. Im pleased to have a chance to spend some in Starke talking to people about issues that are important to them, said Bradley. Bradley will hold office hours at his Bradford County office, located in the courthouse. The office is open to constituents every Tuesday and Thursday and staffed by legislative assistant Tonya Shays.
Area high school students have donned their helmets and pads, preparing for another season thats right around the corner. Practices began Aug. 4, and its just one more week until teams take the field. Bradford will play Buchholz in a preseason kickoff classic on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. at Citizens Field in Gainesville. Keystone and Union County will play their preseason games on Friday, Aug. 22, with the Indians hosting Ridgeview at 7 p.m. and the Tigers traveling to play Hilliard at 7:30 p.m. The regular season begins Friday, Aug. 29, with games slated for 7:30 p.m. Bradford and Union will host Suwannee and Potters House, respectively, while Keystone will travel to play West Nassau. Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL $549 lb $39 9 lb PRICES AVAILABLE AUG 13 AUG 19 $349 2 $3$279lb Amazing quality. Fantastic prices.Satisfaction Guaranteed $179lb $44 9 lb $149 lb 2 $5 5 LB BAG FAM PAK 2 Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904) 368-9188GATORADE 32 FL OZMALT-O-MEAL 1.5 OZ CUPKRAFT ASST 17.5 OZ BTLWESSON 48 FL OZPILLSBURY 19.5 OZ BOX$1002 $100 $279 $129 64 FL OZ BTLTROOPER 12 LB BAGWORLDS FAIR GALLON LITTLE DEBBIE MORNING DELIGHT $129 $499 $499 10 $102 $100 or $24 9 lb$179lb$24 9lb 6.4 OZ ASST VARIETIES AUG 13 AUG 19 Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* CLOSED MON TUES SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 STARTS FRIDAY Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri 7:10, 9:15 Sat 4:55, 7:00, 9:05 Sun 4:55, 7:00 Wed Thur 7:30NOW SHOWING Sylvestor StalloneExpendables 3Fri 7:00, 9:00 Sat 5:00, 8:00 Sun 5:30 Wed Thur 7:15Megan Fox Countdown to kickoff... See page 5B for a preview of the Union County varsity team. Previews of Bradford and Keystone will follow in future weeks. ABOVE: Union running back Darion Robinson barrels his way through a set of tires. LEFT: Chris McLean (center) gets his hands on quarterback Wyatt Harvin during a Keystone practice. Matthew Stovall is also pictured. ABOVE: Keystones Brighton Gibbs makes grab. RIGHT: Bradfords Don Deffers runs making a catch. Trevor Shannahan works on shedding blockers during a Bradford practice. Darion Robinson (right) gets a handful of jersey as he attempts to disrupt wide receiver Zach Lees route during a Union practice.
The Bradford County Republican Executive Committee welcomes keynote speaker Sen. Rob Bradley to its Reagan Day Dinner, which will be held Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Starke Golf and Country Club. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., with a Western Steer-catered dinner to follow. Leslie Dougher, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, will also present an update on what is happening throughout the state. Local candidates who are present will be allowed three minutes to address their constituents. Tickets are $37. Tables for eight are available for $250. Checks or money orders should be made payable to BCREC and mailed to PO Box 213, Starke, FL 32091. RSVP to Donna Solze at 904-964-5803 or dssolze@ embarqmail.com. A limited number of tickets are also available for purchase at the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce in Starke. BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph, Times and Monitor No new sightings of the giant snake seen a few weeks ago at Crystal Lake have been reported, but members of the community are still fearful of what may be lurking in the water. As reported in the July 31 issue of the Bradford County Telegraph and the Lake Region Monitor, three different people in the area sighted a large snake. Jeffrey McRae got a good look at the reptile after hearing about it three days before his sighting. The snake was seen crossing 18A by local resident Casey Brunt and was said to be as long as the road was wide 20 feet. McRae saw the snake on a neighboring property and described it as light and dark green; the colors of an anaconda. He further reported that the snakes body was as thick as his thigh. Crystal Lake resident Jenese Russell saw a large snake with a head about two fists wide swimming near her property, but said the snake was darker in color than that reported by McRae and that she could not get a real idea of its total length. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission representative Karen Parker, none of the three reports received by them have been verified and no legitimate photos have been turned in. The single photo given to the agency, showing an anaconda eating a deer in Venezuela was taken from an Internet site. A man reported that two of his neighbors had seen the snake and that he thought it might be near his house made the first report May 27. The second report was from another man saying that he was concerned about the snake. The third call to Fish and Wildlife was from a woman with relatives in the area who was concerned about them. This last person was also the source of the Internet photo. Devon Wheeler, local snake expert and licensed conditional species holder for Burmese pythons and other large constrictors said he is waiting to see what happens next. From what Ive been told, my best guess would be that this is a Burmese or rock python that has been held illegally in captivity and has either been turned loose or has escaped, Wheeler said. It could belong to someone who has just found out that possessing such an animal without proper permitting is illegal, or it could simply be a snake belonging to someone who could no longer feed or handle it. Wheeler guessed the snake was a Burmese python because it had been one of the most widely sold constrictors in the pet trade prior to the Federal ban. Anacondas were far less common offerings as pets. According to the website The Top 10 Largest Snakes in the World, the green anaconda is the second largest snake that has ever lived, and the largest species not extinct. It lists the average length of the species as 15-17 feet, with the record being 28 feet. The anaconda is a heavy snake, with many large specimens weighing over 200 pounds. It is aquatic in nature and prefers to spend little time on land. The Burmese python is listed as the worlds fourth largest snake ever, averaging 13 feet in length, with the record set at 20 feet the reported length of the Crystal Lake specimen. It is more of a landand treedwelling species. An article in the Miami Herald on Feb. 4 cites the capture of an 18-foot, eight-inch Burmese python last May in the Everglades. Another article, posted on the Internet by The Slate Group, titled The Largest Snake in the World Has Invaded the United States, documents the presence of green anacondas in the Everglades as a breeding population, possibly surpassing the Burmese python in terms of danger to people and the environment. Both Parker and Wheeler stress that if someone should encounter a large snake they should not approach it, but should call the Fish and Wildlife 24-hour Wildlife Alert Number 8884043922, Wheeler at 904964-8640, the Exotic Species Reporting Hotline 888-IVE-GOT1 and/ or local law enforcement. A report can also be filed online at www.ivegot1.org and an app is available for smartphones. Trying to get a photograph of the snake is encouraged if it can be done safely as it will help identify the species. Parker also said that people who have small pets should consider bringing them inside and not to let them wander around their backyards unaccompanied. It would be devastating to lose a pet this way, Wheeler said. 2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Residents fearful despite no new snake sightings at Crystal Lake A full-grown green anaconda, showing the characteristic top-edgeof-head eye placement, which is an adaptation for their aquatic lifestyle. A healthy, wellfed Burmese python, at one time one of the most popular pet snakes in America. Reagan Day Dinner is Aug. 19
Pastor Terry J. Blakeslee has been called as Pastor of New River Baptist Church Aug. 10, 2014. Brother Terry and Lois (his wife) have been long time residents of Starke and have served in several Churches of the past years in the Starke area. Brother Terry is working on his Doctor of Education from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary, Rachael Massey and Everett Marklee Padgett III of Starke announce their engagement. Rachael is the daughter of Felix and Christy Ramos-Vargas of Starke. Everett is the son of Everett and Glenda Padgett, Jr. of Starke. The wedding and reception is planned for Oct. 11 th at 5 pm at the Starke Golf and Country Club. Invitations will be sent. Massey, Padgett to wed Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANServing the area for 21 years. THERAPEUTIC MASSAGEAVAILABLE Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. 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Socials Rachael Massey and Everett Padgett III A recognition will be held for retired Capt./Co-Pastor Emanuel Joe Kiser will be held Sunday, Aug. 31, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Florida National Guard on Edwards Road in Starke. The event is sponsored by Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith, Starke Police Chief Jeff Johnson, Mt. Moriah Community Church Pastor Edward Hines and Truevine Ministries Pastor Ross Chandler. Recognition for Kiser to be held Aug. 31 Seven hundred twenty-eight candidates received degrees from Jacksonville State University in Alabama this spring, making up the largest graduating class in Harden a member of Jacksonville States largest class Victoria Quattlebaum of Keystone Heights has received her B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City. Quattlebaum graduates from Western Governors the universitys history. Nearly 600 of those students crossed the stage to receive their degrees during Spring Commencement exercises on Friday, May 6 at JSU Stadium. Among those receiving degrees was Ashley Harden of Starke, who graduated with a Educational Specialist. Blakeslee is new pastor at New River Baptist NOTICE The New River Community Health Center Board of Directors will meet August 20, 2014, at the Union County Library, located at 250 SE 5th Ave, Lake Butler, FL 32054 from 12:30 1:30 pm. 8/14 1tchg-B-sect Legals Newburgh, Indiana. BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph, Times and Monitor A lifelong calling to the ministry is often not at all what the recipient plans for his or her life, but once answered can lead to a life of joy and satisfaction and that is exactly what Rev. Ben Bryant said he has had. Born in Fitzgerald, Georgia, the county seat of Ben Hill County, Bryant doesnt talk much about his life before his conversion (becoming a Christian) at the age of 14. At that time he became a member of the First Baptist Church of Fitzgerald. He continued to live with his grandmother in Georgia until he graduated high school in 1953, then he moved to Miami to live with his mother and attend the University of Miami in the mechanical engineering program. After about 1.5 years, Bryant decided that engineering was not what he really wanted to do, so he went to work for the Seaboard Railroad in Miami, helped along by an uncle who was in upper-level management of the company. He married and started a family, but said he knew he was not doing what he was supposed to be doing. I got the call from the Lord about the time I left college, or maybe a little before, Bryant said. I knew thats what I was meant to do, but I resisted. After about five years it grew on me until I couldnt deny it any more, so I quit the railroad, was ordained in December 1962 at the Westview Baptist Church in Miami and enrolled in the Florida Baptist Theological College in Graceville, Florida. At the time of his enrollment, Bryant and his wife, Dorothy, already had three children and another on the way. His wife had been a bank teller before their first child was born, but hadnt worked since then, so he was his familys sole support. Bryant became a student pastor almost immediately after his enrollment, serving at the Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Marianna starting out with a congregation of about 11 people (but getting the number up to 60 during his tenure). Working while attending school is always a challenge but the work as student pastor was really a wonderful way to gain experience while learning, Bryant said. It also provides smaller churches with a pastor that they can afford and helps out the student with a little income. He was paid $25 a week as pastor, and made an additional $15 a week working as a janitor at the theater in Graceville. He also earned $10 a week as a janitor in the mens dormitory at the college, but this money was applied to his tuition. Bryant and his growing family moved into a federal housing complex near the college, where they were able to rent a threebedroom half of a duplex for $15 a month, including utilities. It was a really nice home, Bryant said. The complex had just been built, so everything was brand new. It was a real blessing to be able to find housing so inexpensive and so close to school. Bryant next attended the William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, taking a bachelor of arts degree in 1965. He became student pastor of Big Level Baptist Church in Wiggins, Mississippi, a larger church. Big Level was a strong church, Bryant said. It had about 400 members, of which about half usually were in attendance. Although we first rented a house near the school when we moved to Mississippi, we soon moved into the churchs pastorium. This gave us free rent and, combined with a salary increase to $65, we were able to do well. Bryant continued at Big Level while he attended the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he graduated with a theological masters degree in 1968. He left Mississippi in 1969 to accept a full pastorate at the Olivet Baptist Church in Milton. His fifth child was born right about the time he graduated. Olivet was a church of about 600 members located across the bay from the Pensacola naval base, Bryant said. It was a fairly new church that had started out as a mission of another church, but it had been constituted into a church of its own and I was hired as pastor. Bryant said that even though the congregation at Olivet was larger, it was easier to manage since he now had help a minister of music. That did not decrease his responsibilities, however. In the baptist church the pastor is responsible for everything, no matter how large the additional staff, Bryant said. Every church calls its own pastor, there are no assignments. Each church has its own search committee, and does its own interviewing, observation and hiring. In 1973, Bryant received a letter from the First Baptist Church of Starke informing him that the church was conducting a pastor search and asking him to submit a resume. He said he prayed about it and then sent one to the search committee. At the time, he said he wasnt really even sure where Starke was. Bryant was to learn that the First Baptist Church of Starke was founded in 1877 and he would be only the sixth pastor to serve there. A few weeks later, Bryant said he noticed five people in the congregation whom he did not know as members of Olivet. Four were sitting as couples and one man was sitting alone. After Bryant: heeding Gods call leads to a life of loving service Rev. Ben Bryant, who served as pastor at First Baptist Church of Starke for approximately 32 years, is pictured with his wife, Dorothy. See BRYANT, 6B
Dear Editor: I have never done drugs. Never smoked weed, never snorted crack (or whatever you do with crack), never injected heroine, never taken pills, and never done whatever you do to do meth. Obviously, Im not even well versed on the topic of drug use. I have never done any of them, apart from the sparing use of prescribed medications, and I have no plans to start. Despite this, I support the legalization of marijuana. Just like cigarettes, just because I support the legality of it doesnt mean I intend to use it. Allow me to explain my standpoint. It will come as no surprise to anyone that, basically, were broke. Our country has too little money to go around, and too little manpower as it is. Estimates on how much the War on Weed costs us each year vary from $20 billion to $72 billion, but most of them seem to like the number $42 billion, which Im rather fond of myself because of the number 42 (Hitchers Guide? Anyone?). Thats $42,000,000,000 every year spent fighting a losing battle. Thats 16 probes to Mars, full cost, with a nice chunk left over. Thats nearly 3 London Olympics, total cost. Not up to a Sochi Olympics, but they spent way too much money for some 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Editorial/Opinion Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor I once knew a retired house-to-house salesman who called on homes in a northern city. He said if a woman opened the door, he stuck his foot in the opening to keep her from slamming the door in his face. When the legislature recently passed a bill to make the sale of marijuana legal for medicinal purposes, the question arose: Will they be back next year to expand the approval to include recreational marijuana sales? Were proponents of the permissive bill honest in their approval of the sale of marijuana, or is it the first salvo in a series of attempts to broaden the availability of the weed? It has been reported in newspapers and magazines that a South Florida attorney has spent a million dollars in the quest to get the sale of marijuana on the ballot. He will have to defend many, many clients to recover his contributions. Could his interests be other than the medicinal value of marijuana? I remember the ill-advised experiment by the United States to ban the sale and use of intoxicating beverages, generally any drink containing 2 percent or more of alcohol. It was a grand experiment, doomed for failure from the first get-go. It was known as the 13 th Amendment, which was later superseded by the 21 st Amendment in 1933. The 13 th is the only amendment in the American Constitution to be repealed, or seriously contested. It was a great social experiment, but it never gained the support of the people, in spite of its good intentions. I see the legalization of marijuana as opening the door for a repeat of the prohibition days, with the distinct possibility of bootleggers growing marijuana and processing it for an illicit market. If the public wants to make marijuana available, then, like the alcohol business, it should be put under very strict control for its production and sale, and taxed enough to pay for the cost of surveillance. Buster Rahn Telegraph editorialist Santa Fe College educational degree programs include Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Sciences, Associate of Science and Bachelor degrees. The college also offers numerous Vocational Certicate programs. Information on admissions can be found at http://www.sfcollege.edu/ admissions/. Santa Fe College is committed to an environment that embraces diversity, respects the rights of all individuals, is open and accessible, and is free of harassment and discrimination based on, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, genetic information, political opinions or afliations, and veteran status in all its programs, activities and employment. EA/EO notice Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Lela Frye, Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Coordinator 3000 NW 83rd Street, R-Annex, Room 105, Gainesville, Florida 32606, (352) 395-5420, firstname.lastname@example.org 1699 N. Temple Ave Starke (904) 368-9105 Getting a foot in the door Letters email@example.com Dear Editor: Mr. Spitzer: I, Dave Mecusker, City of Lake Butler City Manager, offer the following in regards to your questions and inquires: Your input to the 2014/15 Budget process is appreciated and is well noted. No final decisions have been made as the 1st. reading of the final Budget will be on September 8th and the 2nd, approval being at a special meeting at the end of September, to be announced. It is noted that Mr. Banks is an extremely dedicated and professional Fire Chief. I consult with him on all decisions affecting the fire department. Just recently we were able to squeeze the money to construct a badly needed staircase to the upper section of the Fire Station. I am unaware and it has not been requested of Mr. Banks for the purchase of any worn out equipment. In fact, during my four years I have no recollection of his not getting anything he didnt need, if he followed the proper procedures. Im not sure of your statement in your fourth paragraph but I want to assure you that there are job training opportunities in all areas of the City Operations. All City employees have been given opportunities for receiving much deserved pay adjustments for their participation. Take a class is a very general statement, but I am very happy to advise that meaningful certifications with prior approved by the Council, benefits both the employees and the City of Lake Butler. There has never been an adjustment in pay for, Taking a Class. In the past, I have included the Commissioners, along with part time employees to be awarded for their service in the giving of an annual raise October 1st. The Commission, almost always, votes to defer their raise back to the employees, or had it taken out of the budget entirely. I believe that Mayor Beasley, remarks were taken out of context as historically they, the Commission, have had the opportunity to return their raise to the employees or refusing the raise. Last year, it was recommended by the council that they (the motion made by Mr. Beasley), return their raises back to the employees in the form of a Christmas Bonus to all staff, full time and part time in the amount of $25.00 each. This was a very generous and supportive gesture of the Council showing their support of all city employees. We did not have the funds to give this bonus this year and I didnt put the issue in the budget. I assume responsibility for this confusion and I certainly owe Mr. Beasley an apology for not having discussed this with him prior to the meeting. You are not the only citizen that has recently brought to our attention the shortcomings of our web site. It is actually very refreshing to know that individuals are using the web site and care There is no excuse for the shape the website is in and corrective action is being taken. I was surprised City manager responds to concerned citizens letter at the misinformation, lack of information and absence of information on the web. Your remarks are well taken and warranted. The webmaster will be returning from his honeymoon and we have scheduled a meeting with him. You should see an improvement within a week and I sincerely appreciate your much deserved comments. The Council meetings are every 2nd Monday of each month at 5:15 pm in the City Council Chambers. The average attendance has been around 20. The annual budget has always been a challenge. Be assured though, that any adjustments, either added to or transferred from, various budget entities, are not done lightly or discriminatory. We want to provide the very best service to assure the protection and public safety as our top priority. Again, I wish to thank you for your comments and would welcome your meeting with me to discuss these or any other issues. I will gladly meet with you either at night or on weekends, per your convenience. Thanks Dave Mecusker Lake Butler city manager Dear Editor: I have to thank Mr. Arnie Harris of Lawtey for helping my low blood pressure to rise, when his interpretation of the event in Gaza. Mr. Harris who was it that Interpretation of Gaza events raises blood pressure Dear Editor: I wanted to thank the Telegraph for the election coverage of the candidates. It was a real eye opener for me regarding the Distrcit 5 race for School Bard. The responses by the two candidates to the Telegraph questions were as different as night and day. One candidate has the knowledge and experience in education to make a difference as board member. The other candidate does not. I hope the voters of Bradford County are paying attention. Sincerely, Mark Well Dear Editor: After the election article in last weeks paper, it should be crystal clear who the voters of District 5 need for their school board member. One candidate for District 5 clearly understands the issues facing our teachers and students today. One candidates answers to the Telegraph questions were clear, concise and on target because of years of experience in the education field. The other candidate meandered through the questions with no evidence of understanding the current issues in education whatsoever. What good is being a voice for parents if you cannot help with their concerns? Sincerely, Doug Stamper Dear Editor: On August 6th, 2014, at around 1545 hours, I observed a Bradford County owned road grader spreading millings and finish grading a privately owned lot at the intersection of SW 104 Ave and CR 18 in Graham. The lot, according to the Property Appraisers website, is owned by a citizen that has lived in Graham her whole life and a Church. It looks as though the majority of this lot is owned by the citizen and just a small triangle is owned by the church. The citizen pays taxes, the church does not. So I ask Mr. Funderburk, why a county owned piece of machinery would be doing such work. His reply we were asked to do it. I took that as if a resident here in Bradford County asks for dirt or millings to be spread, then all we have to do is ask. I asked him, does that mean if I get the materials, they would come out and build me a driveway? His reply was that was a not for profit organization. Then told me Im just doing what I am told. How admirable. Now, I am not against helping out a church or a citizen, but if youre gonna pull a stunt like that, you had better be prepared to do it for everyone. If I want that same work done, I have to pay for it. Here is what sticks in my craw....4 years ago I asked the County Road Dept to come Resident puzzled over road work fix an erosion problem on the shoulder of our road in front of my residence. It had gotten so bad that the asphalt was breaking apart and the road had just been resurfaced. The mail and paper carrier could no get to my box because it had gotten so rough the cars were bottoming out. What help did I receive? ZERO. I was told by the County Manager and the Road Dept. to move my mailbox out to the edge of the road Gee thanks fellas. So my questions are these.. Who told you to go do that job, Sir? Who paid for the material? Is this a common practice. If this was done for an NPO, (the Church), does this mean we are going to have another Ten Commandments debacle? Is there not enough work for the road department to do, that they have time for private projects on county time? Is the County liable while on that property if they damage it? (YES) Could you come out to my house and smooth my driveway for me? Paul McDavid District 5, Bradford County resident Candidate coverage an eye opener in school board race Letters firstname.lastname@example.org District 5 school board choice is crystal clear broke the peace treaties, time after time, when the Israelies called for a ceasefire? What were they to do when a thousand rockets landed in Jerusalem? I agree with you on one thing, the peace loving people of Palestine, suffered at the hands of hate mongers in their own land. I want to vomit when I see how Israel was treated by the liberal TV news media. They make it sound like it was the Jews that are wrong for defending their country. I would bet you would never have written your letter to the editor, if the Jews had the higher death toll. Jesus told us a time will come, when yes, yes, is no, and no no will be taken as yes. Mr. Harris you should thank God, you live in a country where you and I are free to express our opinion. But when you bend the truth, thats all it is, your opinion! Frank the Baker outweigh drawbacks in marijuana legalization reason. That could buy you around 11 billion Big Macs. The point is, that is a huge chunk of money. Imagine if we put that to something more useful. Say, proper pay for police force. Education. Help for the homeless. The space program, which creates jobs. Granted, it would probably go to something somewhat less noble, but at least there would be a chance. The benefit, however, does not end there. By legalizing marijuana, you would be opening up whole new industries. Foods are made from it, oil, its fibers can be used in paper, canvas, rope, concrete, insulation, plastics, and more. In paper, its preferable to wood. In concrete, it works as a durable insulator and can replace wood for many construction needs. Medical uses abound, including evidence that it helps fight cancer. It can be used by farmers to crowd out weeds. Fuels can be made from it. So you see, its not just the farms and the drug users who would benefit, although the revenues from those alone would be staggering. But you would be creating the foundation of entire new industries to supplement our struggling economy. On top of that, you have the taxes. Taxing the businesses, the labor, the products and sales. Weed destined to be smoked would, of course, be taxed highly, just like cigarettes are. So you go from saving the government money and manpower to actually gaining money for the government and the economy. Lets not kid ourselves, there are many people out there who spend a whole lot of money on weed every year. Imagine how much were missing out in taxes alone. As far as the effects of the drug go, no, Im not a fan of it. There are drawbacks to its use, including memory problems when its abused. However, cigarettes give you cancer and alcohol destroys your liver. Use your head. Do it in moderation, when the time is appropriate. If you dont want to at all, like I dont, then dont do it. Nobodys forcing anyone to use it. Many say its a gateway drug. The facts on this are unclear, and few truly objective studies can be found. Most resources simply tell you it is and let you assume it. The research there is shows that there are three gateway drugs: marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco. And some of them seem to show that its more alcohol than either of the other two. In my opinion, there are only three things that make marijuana a gateway See LETTER, 11B
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B Your Flooring Specialist Vinyl Carpet Ceramic Tile Hardwood & Laminate Floors Visit Our Showroom! SALES SERVICE INSTALLATIONCommerical Residential Se Habla E spaolMon Fri 8:30 am 5:30 pm Sat 9 am Noon 131 N. Cherry St. Starke, FL 32091BUYING POWER OF OVER 1400 STORES 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 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It was another good season for the Union County High School football team in 2013. The Tigers may have failed to win their third straight District 7-1A championship, but they did advance to the playoffs for the third straight season. Several key players return from last seasons 10-2 campaign, but it could be a season of change for Union. Head coach Ronny Pruitt said his teams have been getting smaller over the past couple of seasons in regard to individual player size. Because of that, plans are to operate out of the spread offense some to complement the teams usual wing-T approach. Were still going to run the wing-T, Pruitt said, adding, Were going to try to use our smallness to our advantage and try to be in shape and try to speed the game up a little bit. Mainly, a lot of the same looks, but just different twists to them. Basically, were in a shotgun wing. Pruitt mentioned having his players be in shape, and hes excited about the progress players have made under new strength coach Mark Williams. The coach said some players have gained 30-35 pounds of muscle, and unlike years past, players are not dropping the weight once they begin participating in summer camps and fall practices. Williams is demanding, Pruitt said, but the players seem to enjoy doing what he asks of them. Pruitt goes so far as to say that in his time as head coach, Williams has been the programs biggest asset. He gets the work out of the kids, and theyre excited to do more, Pruitt said. Hes hoping that work and dedication in the weight room pays off in helping players avoid injuries. When asked what he would like to change from last season, Pruitt puts the number of injuries right up there with the number of penalties and the play of special teams. Pruitt said Union doesnt have a lot of depth, so its vital for a program of its size to avoid players going down. Overall, Im thinking injuries are going to be our blessing or our curse, Pruitt said. In regard to blessings, the Union offense brings back quarterback Caleb Cox, who passed for 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns last season, and center Charlie Watkins, who plays a pivotal role in the Tigers attempting to run some different offensive plays. Pruitt said he has two or three players who can fill the role of center when the quarterback is under center, but Watkins is the one who can get the ball to the quarterback in the shotgun. Watkins play after the ball is snapped is a plus as well. Hes like a bowling ball, Pruitt said. Real low center of gravity, big kid, kind of hard to move. When he gets his feet planted, hes difficult to move. As for Cox, the goal is still for him to play within himself. Hes not asked to do too much; simply to put the team in positions where it can keep moving the chains. Pruitt said Cox has put in a lot of work in preparation for this season. That includes accompanying coaches to several clinics so that he can study offenses. Mainly, hes devoted a lot of his time, Pruitt said. Youll drive by here, and hes out there on the field throwing the ball. He wants to have a very successful year. The Tigers lose leading rusher Daquin Edwards, as well as second-leading rusher Geordyn Green, but do return Isaiah Johnson, who averaged 6 yards per carry last year. Hes very explosive, Pruitt said. He has good vision. When I say hes shifty, he sees things past the (defenses) first level. Hes reading the linebackers and DBs. He sets things up well. I think the combination of (the wing-T and the spread) is going to really benefit him. He does both of them very well. One of the teams hardestnosed kids, Pruitt said, is returner Parker Hodgson, whom Pruitt describes as a glorified fullback, tight end, wide receiver and lineman. Hodgson is the one player besides Cox who knows every aspect of the offense, Pruitt said, and he was one of 40 players who attended all of the teams summer workouts. Hes an old-school player, Pruitt said. Hes just a physical kid whos got decent speed and decent hands, and does everything at 100 percent. Thats what gives him the edge over most people. Pruitt said some other key returners are Brennan Clyatt, whos a very intelligent kid who can play anywhere on the line, and receiver Zach Lee, who averaged 12 yards per catch last year. Pruitt said Lee was a standout at some seven-on-seven tournaments this summer. Were expecting him to be a standout there on the outside edge, Pruitt said. Will 2014 see smaller, stronger Tigers? Isaiah Johnson (far left), who will play multiple positions, including running back, participates in a drill. Running back Dairon Alexander tries to elude the grasp of Casey Driggers. See TIGERS, 12B BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer There were only five games in which Union County ever trailed in 2013, and the Tigers only trailed twice at the half in putting together a 10-2 season that resulted in being the District 7-1A runner-up and playing for the Region 4 championship. Here is a recap of the Tigers 2013 season played out: UC 34 PHCA 0 Whats more impressive about the Tigers season-opening win is that the game only lasted a half, eventually being called due to the weather. Quarterback Caleb Cox tossed two touchdowns to Isaiah Johnson to start the scoring, with a fumble recovery by Daquin Edwards setting up the first score. A 58-yard touchdown pass from Cox to Geordyn Green opened the second quarter and capped a 90-plus-yard drive. Edwards and Phillip Lillie each added a touchdown run in the second quarter. UC 13 W. Nassau 10 Union was held scoreless for three quarters, but Lillie found the end zone twice in the fourth quarter, giving the Tigers a come-from-behind 13-10 win over Class 4A West Nassau. West Nassau scored all 10 of its points in the first half, with a Union fumble setting up the first score on a field goal. Lillie scored on a 1-yard run with 7:56 to play. Unions defense then recovered a fumble at its own 45-yard line. Lillie eventually scored on a 14-yard run on a fourth-and-inches play. The Union defense sealed the win with an interception with 39 seconds left to play. UC 21 Keystone 7 Union scored all of its points in the first half, while holding Class 4A Keystone Heights without a score until the fourth quarter of a 21-7 win. Edwards had the games first score, followed by two Cox touchdown passes to Cody Miller (33 yards) and Parker Hodgson (11 yards). A punt block by Alden McClellon set up Hodgsons touchdown reception. Unions defense held the Indians without a first down until late in the first half. UC 39 Interlachen 0 A 9-yard touchdown run by McClellon at the 10:13 mark of the first quarter would have been all the Tigers needed in a 39-0 win over Class 4A Interlachen. Edwards added a 21-yard touchdown run after McClellans score approximately three minutes later. Casey Driggers and Josh Hedman each had an interception on defense before Union scored again on a 46yard pass from Cox to Dairon Alexander. Edwards added another touchdown run of 5 yards, while Cox tossed an 80-yard touchdown to Andrew Jones and a 28-yard touchdown to Princeton Alexander. Jones also had an interception on defense. UC 35 Hamilton Co. 6 Hamilton County shut the Tigers out in the first quarter and took a 6-0 lead, but Union scored 35 unanswered points en route to a 35-6 win. Johnson had a 5-yard touchdown run to tie the game with 1:35 remaining in the first half. Talon Tylers PAT sent the team into the half up 7-6. Edwards, who rushed for 150 yards, had a touchdown run to put the Tigers up 21-6 in the third quarter. The score was set up by a botched punt attempt by the Trojans. Dixie County 30 UC 12 Dixie County took advantage of two fumbles and held the Tigers scoreless until the fourth quarter in Unions 30-12 district loss. Unions first fumble occurred at its own 19 with 3:13 to play in the first quarter. That led to a Bears touchdown pass. The Tigers second fumble was retuned for a score in the third quarter. Unions scores came on a touchdown pass from Cox to Green and a fumble return by Dairon Alexander. UC 49 Newberry 14 The Tigers fell behind 14-6 in the first quarter, but really had no trouble in a 49-14 district win over Newberry. Newberrys two scores came on a 23-yard fumble return and a 79-yard kickoff return. The Panthers offense, though, was held to 90 yards and four first downs. Union blocked Newberrys first two punt attempts. McClellon blocked the first, which set up a 31-yard touchdown run by Edwards. Josh Smith blocked the second, which Green scooped up and returned for a touchdown. Lillie and Edwards had touchdown runs of 21 and 8 yards, respectively, in the second quarter. Lillie added a 5-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, while Princeton Alexander caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Cox in the fourth quarter. Johnson capped the scoring with a 60-yard touchdown run. UC 28 Chiefland 7 The Tigers committed three turnovers, but still recorded a 28-7 win over district opponent Chiefland. Lillie scored two first-half touchdowns, including one on a 17-yard reception from Cox. Chiefland made it a one-score game after recovering a Union fumble at the start of the second half. The Tigers responded by adding touchdowns on a run by Edwards and a pass from Cox to Green. UC 28 Williston 10 Unions defense made a goalline stand in the second quarter as part of a 28-10 district win over Williston. The Tigers led 14-0 at the half thanks to two touchdown runs by Tigers rarely trailed in 10-win, playoff season See 2013, 11B
the service he found out that the couples were George Pierce and Ann Green and Jimmy Peek and Mona Canova. The other man was Jim Duncan and the group comprised the First Baptist Church of Starkes pastor search committee. The committee liked what it saw and invited Bryant to come to Starke and preach to see if the congregation liked him. He came and preached both a morning and an evening service. Two weeks later he was informed that the congregation had voted to hire him and he was formally offered the job. Bryant and his family moved to Starke in 1973 and he began what would become an almost 32-year tenure as pastor. He settled in then became active in the areas religious community, serving as president of the Bradford County Ministerial Alliance, chairman of the Education Committee of the State Board of Missions, and stewardship director and member of the missions committee of the New River Baptist Association, all in 1975. He continued to remain just as active in subsequent years. Throughout his years in Starke, Bryant had an eventful and productive pastorate. The church won an award for Sunday school growth in 1981 and Bryant was voted Stetson Universitys Minister of the Year in 1988. The high points for him, however, include achievements made by the church and its growth. First Baptist Church had the first Christian FM radio station in Northeast Florida, Bryant said. WTLG, 88.3 FM, went on the air in February of 1981. We broadcast services and member Virginia Darby presented Sunday school classes. We had our first tower where the education building is now. I remember people complaining that our signal was messing up their television reception. Television reception problems were remedied in 1989 when the new three-story education building was erected, at a cost of $1.2 million. The radio stations antenna was moved out of townto Forsythe Road. First Baptist Church had a history of establishing new churches as a mission program. In October 1988, it constituted a mission-program church in Hampton into an independent church, the Victory Baptist Church of Hampton. Next on the agenda was the construction of a new worship center, replacing the then existing sanctuary, which had been built in 1950. The construction required that the old sanctuary be torn down, so services were held in the fellowship hall for a time. The new worship center was built at a cost of over $2 million, with the first service held there on Aug.19, 2001. In 2003 the church purchased the building and parking lot behind it from Capital City Bank. This purchase allowed the expansion of some church programs and provided more parking for services. Another matter of pride for Bryant is the number of members of his congregation, who have gone on to become, pastors themselves. There were a total of six over his 32 years: Chuck Register, Chuck Coburn, Charlie Green, Terry Blakeshee, Wailon Haston and Lynn Wood Walters. For many people, both in his congregation and in the community at large, Bryant was an influential figure whose opinions were valued and considered. While he said he never actively campaigned for any political candidates, he felt it was his duty to point out good choices to his flock. A preachers job is to influence people and he is useless if he does not have any influence, Bryant said. The main point of this influence is to get people to love the Lord, but if I saw something that needed to be commented on, I spoke up. I never tried to tell anyone who to vote for. As part of his duties, Bryant remembers spending at least two days a week visiting church members who were sick at home or in the hospital, usually accompanied by his wife. Both Dorothy and church members Virginia Darby, Margaret Peek and Mona Canova saw to it that he was made aware of any people who needed his special attention. Monday evenings were set aside for evangelistic visits, often in the company of his visiting partner of many years, Marion Payne. These were visits to people who had visited the church, or had been mentioned to Bryant as being in need of comfort. Bryant and Payne worked with these people to bring them to Jesus and into the church. Another helper in church endeavors was Ernie Jones. The list Bryant gives of all of the people, who made his tenure at First Baptist Church of Starke both easier and more memorable, is long and detailed; much too long to mention all the people and the services they provided for their pastor and church. He asked simply that a huge thank you be directed at everyone who had been of help to him throughout the years. Along the way, the church held special celebrations for its beloved pastor on the 20th and 30th anniversaries of his taking the post. Bryant retired in 2004, but that didnt mean he was going to get much rest. He has been chairman of the Salvation Army for Bradford County from 2004 to the present. He also served as president of the State Board of Missions of the Florida Baptist Convention for 2004-2006. In addition, he has served as interim pastor at eight different churches throughout the area for various periods of time between 2005 and the present. He is currently interim pastor at Francis Baptist Church in Palatka. Being an interim pastor is fun, Bryant said. You get to do all the good stuff and you dont have to attend any committee meetings. Bryant is also called upon to perform wedding and funerals for friends and former members of his congregation. He sheepsishly admits that he lost count several years ago of exactly how many of each service he has performed. Bryant said he also enjoys the time he has to spend with Dorothy and their five grown children. Benjamin works at Merritt Island with his wife at NASA. James is part owner of Elixson Wood Work in Starke. Matthew works in Starke as an Ameriprise financial adviser. His sister, Angela Barber, works with her brother as an administrative assistant. Daughter Dorothy Evans Bryant works in the correctional system. Among the five of them they have presented their parents with nine grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. Bryant also enjoys senior league bowling, where he maintains and average between 180 and 200. He spends the month of October each year with Dorothy in North Carolina on a personal retreat, and goes there in the spring also when he can. The only time I have off is that which I take, Bryant said. When I take a job as interim pastor, I let them know right up front that I cant work in October. Sometimes I get some time in the spring, sometimes not. But it really doesnt matter. When you are doing something you love, then it doesnt seem that much like work anyway. My calling, although I tried to ignore it for a while, was a true one. 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He moved to Bradford County in 1976 from Jacksonville and was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Starke. Prior to his retirement, he was a correctional officer for 15 years at Lawtey Correctional Institute. He was preceded in death by his grandson Bobby Thompson. He is survived by: his wife of 35 years, Mona Adkins; children, Delene Louise Stoner of Jacksonville, James Adkins of Port Orange and Robert Adkins of Starke; and seven grandchildren. The family will be having a private graveside service at Crosby Lake Cemetery with Rev. Todd Foster officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Jesse Barbour, Sr. Jesse Barbour, Sr. LAWTEY Jesse Eugene Barbour, Sr., age 75, of Lawtey, passed away Aug. 10, 2014 at his residence. Jesse was born in Selma, North Carolina on Feb. 12, 1939 to the late Jesse Green Barbour and Amenda Batton Barbour. He was raised in Selma, where he met the love of his life, Doris Mae Watts and later married her on Dec. 22, 1962. Jesse was a loving husband and also a loving father to both his children, Jesse Jr. and Michele. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy for four years. He retired after over 20 years of dedicated service as a corrections officer at the Union Correctional Institute. Jesse has been a resident of Lawtey for the past 40 years where he was a longtime member of the Highland First Baptist Church. In his younger years, Jesse enjoyed hunting and fishing. Most of all, Jesse loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by: his parents; and his sister, Shelby Brown. Jesse is survived by: his loving wife of 52 years, Doris Mae Barbour of Lawtey; his children, Jesse Barbour, Jr. and Michele Barbour both of Lawtey; his sister, Judith Williams of Kinston, North Caorlina; and his granddaughter, Jayden Barbour. Graveside services will be held on Friday, Aug. 15, at 11:00 am at Highland First Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Gary Melvin officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 6:00 8:00 pm at Archie Tanner Funeral Services Chapel. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke, FL. 904-964-5757. Visit www. archietannerfuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Viola Bryant Viola Bryant STARKEValarie Coburn and Carmella Crews with their family announce the home going of their precious mother, Viola May Bryant on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Viola was born Feb. 2, 1923 in Albany, New York. She was married to the late Malcolm Monroe Bryant for thirty-five years. She was a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother, who shared the love of Jesus to us all. The family celebrated her ninety-one years here on earth and now celebrate her life with the Lord Jesus. A special thank you to Larry and Valaries sweet Sunday School class at Madison Street Baptist Church. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 620 E. Nona St. Starke, Fl 32091. (904) 964-6200. wwwjonesgallagherfh.com PAID OBITUARY Thelma Carter Thelma Carter MAXVILLEThelma Lorraine Carter, 79, beloved mother, sister and friend, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. She was born Feb. 26, 1935 to the late Edward and Leona Hatcher. She retired after 30 years of service as a bus driver from Clay County School Board, was a faithful prayer warrior, compassionate to those in need, and had a special love for animals, especially her devoted pet dog and companion, Duke. Thelma was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Fred Carter. She is survived by: her children, Kathy (Wayne) Hardee, Angie (David) Parrish, Alicia Crawford and Faron Carter; sisters, Ida Jeffers, Linda Reynolds, Philla Joy Brown, Judy Young, Janice Stevens; brother, Charles Hatcher. Ms. Carter was a loving grandmother to eight grandchildren, Karen (Josh) Crawford, Steven (Heather) Hardee, Jody (Alisa) Parrish, Jason (Megan) Chesser, Michael (Amanda) Hardee, Justin Parrish, Jennifer (Travis) Higginbotham, and Jessica (Kyle) Hannah, and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Aug. 12 at First Baptist Church of Maxville, with Bro. Charlie Hunt officiating. Interment followed in Long Branch Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, Jacksonville, 904-714-1110. PAID OBITUARY d Obituaries d BRYANT Continued from 3B
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Jones, Justin Cotheran and Alexandria Cotheran all of Jacksonville; niece, Tina McKinnley; and nephew, Johnny Craig both of Middleburg; cousin, Tammy Higganbothem of Zephyrs; in-laws, Lisa Phillips of Beebe, Arkansas, Regina Craig of Searcy, Arkansas and Thomas Howard of California. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Haile Funeral Home Inc 802 North Oak Street, Starke, Fl 32091 (904) 964-7905. PAID OBITUARY Charles Green, Jr. LAKE BUTLER Charles Lyman Green, Jr., 72, of Lake Butler died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 at his residence. He was born Aug. 16, 1941 in Jacksonville to the late Charles Lyman Green Sr. and Vestine Howard. He worked and lived in Lake Butler most of his life, owning and running Lyman Greens Bar-B-Que Restaurants. He served in the Air Force. He was a member of the First Untied Methodist Church in Lake Butler. He is survived by: his daughter, Elizabeth (Michael) Frigo, of Macclenny; son, Charles L. (Karen) Green, III, of Macclenny; two grandchildren; brother, AC Green of Glen St Mary, Eddie Roberts of Palatka, Dennis Roberts of Lake City, and Bill Roberts of Madison; and sister, Ruth Green of Macclenny. Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at Archer Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Thompson officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler. Vera Nugent Vera Nugent STARKEVera Lee Starling Nugent, 89, of Starke died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at the Riverwood Health & Rehab in Starke. She was born in Bradford County on Dec. 26, 1924 to the late Benjamin James and Daisy Starling and was a homemaker. She was a member of Pine Level Baptist Church and had attended Air Park Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by: her husband Paul C. Nugent, Sr.; brothers, William, Johnny and Benjamin; sister Lucille; and a daughter in law, Carol Nugent. Survivors are: her children, Paul Nugent, Jr. of Starke, Donna (Ralph, Sr.) Martini of Port Charlotte, Diane (Mike) Tierney of Starke, Linda (Larry) Roberts of Brooker, James Jimmy Nugent, Sr., Glenda (Marty) Padgett, and Ronald Nugent, all of Starke, Elaine (Buddy) Collings of Debary, Richard Nugent and Daniel (Missy) Nugent all of Starke; sisters, Thelma Moss, Ardelia Gossett and Eunice Gunter all of Starke; 28 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were August 12 in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel with Reverend Roman Alvarez officiating. Interment followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Gilbert Reed KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Gilbert A. Reed was born Aug. 11, 1931 and went to Heaven Aug. 1, 2014. He was a retired engineer from Clay Electric, past Master of Melrose Lodge #89; Past District Deputy of the 11th Masonic District of Florida; Past President of the Keystone Heights Shrine Club and the Keystone Kops; past Worthy Patron of Keystone Heights Chapter #279 Order of the Eastern Star; former Chairman of the Keystone Heights Air Park Authority; past president of the Melrose PTA, Scout Master for Boy Scout Chapter 109 in Melrose; Assistant Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 105 in Keystone Heights and he led Childrens Church at Eliam Baptist Church for quite a few years. He was a member of Fresh Start Fellowship in Keystone Heights but was baptized at Eliam Baptist Church in Melrose. He graduated from Melrose High School and completed three years of continuing education in Engineering at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He was an avid turkey hunter all his life and in more recent years killed a few deer as well. For years he had a home at Johnson Beach where he caught many red fish and in recent years the North Carolina home was his favorite cool place. He loved NHRA Drag Racing and enjoyed seeing both his son and grandson race and until ill health prohibited, he was the Pit Crew for them. He also enjoyed NASCAR and was a lifelong Gator fan. He is survived by: his wife of 62 years, Josephine Jo Brannen Reed; son, Arnold (companion Vicki Strong) of Loganville, Georgia; daughter, Deb (Joe Strickland) of Melrose; grandson, Clint (Betina), granddaughter, Alison; greatgranddaughters, Audrey Reed and Hanna McKenzie; sisters, Charleyene Brantley and Barbara Kinzer; and brother, Kenneth Reed; Leona Guthrie his loving caregiver who he called his girl Friday and Eric Sales of Asheville, North Carolina whom he considered his adopted son. His grandchildren and now great-grandchildren were the love of his life. Visitation was held Aug. 5 at Moring Funeral Home with the funeral having been Aug. 6 at Eliam Baptist Church in Melrose. Burial was at the old cemetery in Keystone Heights. Services were conducted by Pastor Steve Conner of Fresh Start Fellowship, Mike Stanley and Eric Sales. For those who prefer donation in lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to Racers For Christ, Region II, 36316 East Eldorado Lake Drive, Eustis, FL 32736. PAID OBITUARY Veta Royston CLAY HILL Veta Rae Royston, 58, died on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Clay Hill. She was a longtime member of Clay Hill Baptist Church. She is survived by: brothers, William Royston and Tommy Royston; sisters, Lyndette Linda Padgett and Letha Daniell; and many nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 15 at 2:00 pm at Clay Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Crews officiating. Interment will follow at Long Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 15 from 1:002:00 pm at the church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Mildred Tristani KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Mildred Mickey Adele S. Tristani, 82, of Keystone Heights died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at the V.A. Hospital in Gainesville. She was born in Freeport, Iowa to the late Chester and Louisa (Ploeger) Sheetz, Sr. and served in the United States Air Force. She was a retired clerk from the Duval County School Board. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by: her first husband, Harold Stabler in 1988; and her second husband, Carlos Tristani in 1996. Survivors are: sons, Claude Francis Stabler of Keystone Heights, John Richard Stabler of Kathleen, Georgia, Paul Davis Stabler of Easley, South Carolina; daughters, Iris Marie (Stabler) Hall of Elgin, South Carolina, Karen Adele Stabler of Hastings, and Celia Ann (Stabler) Vencil of Keystone Heights; brother, Chester Chet Vernon Sheetz, Jr. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and stepchildren, Carlos M. Tristani II, Eric Tristani, and Valerie Tristani Thompson; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren, and three step-greatgrandchildren. Services were held Aug. 12 at Trinity Baptist Church. Dr. James Peoples and Reverend Scott Stanland officiated. Interment followed at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Cloyd West, Jr. STARKE Cloyd Thomas Tommy West, Jr., 60, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. He was born on July 24, 1954 in Jacksonville and was a longtime area resident. He was disabled and attended Madison Street Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Cloyd Thomas West, Sr. Survivors are: mother, Jeanette (Norman) West of Jacksonville; sister, Jerrie Sell of Fernandina Beach; brothers, Wayne West of Glen St. Mary and Michael West of Jacksonville. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Long Branch Baptist Church in Clay Hill with funeral services beginning at 11 oclock. Interment will follow in Long Branch Cemetery with Pastor Harry Conaway officiating. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Clara Wynn Born: March 3, 1927 Departed: August 19, 2013 And we pause on the path of the year to pay honor and worshipful tribute to the Mother our heart holds dear. For, whether here or in heaven, her love is our haven and guide, for always the memory of Mother is a beacon light shining inside. Time cannot destroy her memory and years can never erase the tenderness and the beauty of the love in a Mothers face. And, when we think of our Mother, we draw nearer to God above, for only God in His Greatness could fashion a Mothers love. The Wynn Family In Memory In Memory Steven Thornton Steven Lane Thornton Sept. 4, 1969 Aug. 16, 2009 My Brothers death was by suicide on my birthday. Things for me were forever changed and a part of my heart was gone. Mental abuse by a spouse is deadly the end result was suicide because the only person he thought loved him was taken hours prior to his death. Please stop mental abuse. Big Brother Gone Day by Day I think of you How can all of this be true?I cant believe youre really gone. I still cant accept it. Even after so long. Just the thought of you makes me cry. I never even got the chance to say goodbye. Every picture, every letter, I dont know if it will ever get better. I always smell your familiar scent. It makes me think of all the times weve spent. I know we didnt always get along, and every time we talked, it would always go wrong. So many things I never got to say, I never imagined youd ever be so far away. You were my brother, and I loved you like no other. In my heart youll always be. Youll be my guide and help me see. Ill never forget your soothing voice, I would take your place if I had a choice. But now I have to let you rest, although without you my worlds a mess. I miss you with all my heart. I wish we never had to part. I know youre always by my side so now I guess this is my goodbye.. Rest in peace Steven Thornton Your sister Stacie 964-(8473)13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) Tires Wheels Vehicle Accessories Golf Carts & Parts Jo es Tires starting at:
8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Does your business have a story to tell? A product or service to sell?The Bradford County Telegraph Advertising Department can provide you with the in depth coverage you desire...Call 904-964-6305or email us atDarlene Douglassdarlene@bctelegraph.comor Kevin Millerkmiller@bctelegraph.comAdvertorial Advertising Works! t Crime t The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union and Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Anthony Leonard Aaron, 55, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of cocaine and for selling cocaine. Bond was set at $100,000 for the charges. Latasha Renee Addison, 31, of Starke was arrested Aug. 7 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Crystal Danielle Anderson, 32, of Starke was arrested Aug. 10 for battery. According to the arrest report, Anderson committed domestic battery by striking the victim in his head and right arm with a closed fist, causing minor injuries. Bond was set at $500 for the charges. Shane Christian Antalick, 20, of Jacksonville was arrested Aug. 11 by Starke police for hit and runleaving the scene of a crash involving property damage, possession of liquor by a person under age of 21 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to the arrest report, Antalick was driving north on U.S. 301 near Captain Ds in Starke when he sideswiped a vehicle in the right lane heading in the same direction. Antalick didnt stop, instead continuing on to Hardees, then back onto U.S. 301 before being stopped by police at Sonnys BBQ. In the car with Antalick were two passengers: a 20-year-old female and a 16-year-old female. Police also found a cold case of beer, and all three admitted to drinking several beers after purchasing it earlier. Antalick was arrested, while sworn complaints were filed against the two passengers for underage drinking. William M. Armstrong, 56, of Gainesville was arrested Aug. 7 by Bradford deputies for withholding child support. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. Dennis Ray Asbell, 40, of Starke was arrested Aug. 5 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for possession of cocaine and fraudgiving a false identification to law enforcement. According to the arrest report, Asbell was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for running a stop sign and was asked for his identification and name as he wasnt wearing a seat belt. He gave a false name the first time, then admitted he had his ID in his pocket. A later search of Asbells shoes revealed a small packet with cocaine residue in it. Bond was set at $6,000 for the charges. On Aug. 11, he was also arrested by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of cocaine and for selling cocaine. Bond was set at $30,000 for those charges. Atavius Dequan Barnes, 22, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of marijuana and for possession of drug equipment. Ciara Shawnetta Bradley, 25, of Gainesville was arrested Aug. 7 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. David Byon Brauchle, 26, of Starke was arrested Aug. 9 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana. According to the arrest report, deputies were called to a residence about a domestic dispute involving Brauchle, his girlfriend and another female. None wanted to press charges over some pushing and hitting between the three, but when asked by the deputy if he had anything illegal on him, Brauchle admitted to having marijuana in his pocket. He was arrested, with bond set at $500 for the charge. Gregory Chandler, 51, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for two counts of possession of cocaine and two counts of selling cocaine. Bond was set at $100,000 for the charges. Emanuel Collier, 65, of Starke was arrested Aug. 8 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of cocaine and for possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $31,000 for the charges. Albert Cecil Covington, 33, of Starke was arrested Aug. 6 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $1,006,000 for the charges. Michael Jared Dilas, 33, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 7 by Starke police on an out-ofcounty warrant from Union for probation violation on original charge of possession of cocaine. No bond was allowed for the charge. Jennifer Laurel Emanuel, 63, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 10 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Tara Nichole Fender, 29, of High Springs was arrested Aug. 8 by Starke police for larceny. According to the arrest report, Fender was in the Starke Walmart and placed several items in her purse before trying to leave the store without paying. She was detained by an employee until police arrived. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Anthony Dwayne French, 51, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Starke police on a warrant for possession of cocaine and for selling cocaine. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charges. Ricky Elijah Gainey, 57, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of cocaine and for selling cocaine. Bond was set at $20,000 for the charges. Cynthia Louann Gibson, 42, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for two counts of selling opium or derivative, two counts of possession of opium or derivative, possession of cocaine and selling cocaine. Bond was set at $200,000 for the charges. Andrew Michael Green, 25, of Gainesville was arrested Aug. 9 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of drugs and possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $25,000 for the charges. Daniel Smith Griffis, 29, of Starke was arrested Aug. 5 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for possession of drug equipment and on a warrant for failure to appear on felony battery charges. Bond was set at $51,000 for the charges. Linda Hankerson, 34, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Starke police on a warrant for possession of cocaine and for selling cocaine. Bond was set at $20,000 for the charges. Robert Allen Harvey, 36, of Starke was arrested Aug. 5 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Marjorie Griffis Havard, 47, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of synthetic narcotics, possession of cocaine and selling cocaine. Bond was set at $75,000 for the charges. Barbara Alexander Highland, 56, of Raiford was arrested Aug. 8 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Chandria Shirlonda Hill, 18, of Gainesville was arrested Aug. 7 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Donald Link Hill, 41, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 on a warrant for possession of cocaine and for two charges of possession of marijuana. Frankie Gene Holland, 63, of Monticello was arrested Aug. 10 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Willie David Houston, 54, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 8 by Bradford deputies on an outof-county warrant from Union for failure to appear on original charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. On Aug. 11, he was also charged on a warrant from Bradford for selling cocaine. Bond was set at $50,000 for that charge. Tory Danielle Hunter, 36, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for two charges of possession of cocaine, possession of drugs and drug equipment, and selling cocaine. Bond was set at $50,000 for the charges. Dennis Charles Jackson, 38, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for two charges of possession of cocaine, two charges of selling cocaine and dealing in stolen property. Bond was set at $250,000 for the charges. Roy Shane Jackson, 42, of Starke was arrested Aug. 8 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for four charges of possession of cocaine, two charges of manufacturing cocaine and trafficking and selling cocaine. Bond was set at $1,101, 000 for the charges. Micahel Lloyd James, 40, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 6 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. James Jawan Jamison, 22, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for three charges of possession of drugs, three charges of selling drugs, possession of cocaine and selling cocaine. Bond was set at $270,000 for the charges. Natalie Renee Kulbacki, 25, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for two charges of possession of drugs, possession of drug equipment and selling synthetic narcotics. Bond was set at $50,000 for the charges. Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B 40 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 42 Motor Vehicles & Accessories 2004 CHEVROLET SIL VERADO 2500 HD pickup 3/4-ton v-8. Very clean in side. Grey pattern seats. Only 88,000 miles. For est green. Power seats/ windows. Four new tires. Towing/camper pkg. Flow master dual exhausts system, new Rhino lin ing. Custom dynotune 420p. Has procharger system sold with or with out the truck: $11,500 obo truck only. $3,000 ad ditional with procharger. Rapid_roy@att.net or firstname.lastname@example.org. (h) 352-478-8194 (c) 352235-4353 45 Land for Sale 1 ACRE ON CRAWFORD ROAD in Starke, FL. Smith & Smith Realty. Call Sheila Daugherty at 352-235-1131. 47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE rent, $315 per month. Conference room, kitch en, utilities and more pro vided. 904-364-8395. 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. 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The list goes on..Call Mary Today at 904-964-6305 t Crime t The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union and Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Lacey Francis Lavane, 33, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 6 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Rebecca Lynn Lawson, 44, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for manufacturing cocaine and selling cocaine. Bond was set at $20,000 for the charges. Ashley Danielle Lee, 27, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 8 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Kenneth Lamar Lewallen, 54, of Starke was arrested Aug. 7 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Shawn Aymara Martin, 42, of Starke was arrested Aug. 8 by Starke police for operating a vehicle without a valid drivers license. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Robert Wayne Masey, 26, of Starke was arrested Aug. 10 by Bradford deputies for two probation violations. No bond was allowed for the charges. Connie Ann Morrison, 51, of Starke was arrested Aug. 5 by Starke police for probation violation. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. Jesse Dale Pack, 29, of Orange Park was arrested Aug. 7 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Amy N. Parrish, 34, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 6 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for three charges of possession of drugs without a prescription and possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charges. Gregory Lenard Pittman, 43, of Starke was arrested Aug. 8 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of a weapon, two charges of possession of cocaine and selling drugs. Bond was set at $205,000 for the charges. Joseph Bernard Ray, 41, of Jacksonville was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of marijuana. Randell Deavan Risby, 26, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for three charges of possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment, selling drugs and three charges of selling cocaine. Bond was set at $250,000 for the charges. Marvin Christopher Slocum, 42, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of cocaine and possession of drug equipment. Aaron Frank Taylor, 28, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for three charges of possession of marijuana and two charges of selling marijuana. Bond was set at $130,000 for the charges. Brenda Elizabeth Taylor, 53, of Waldo was arrested Aug. 7 by Starke police for larceny. According to the arrest report, Taylor was observed removing tags from clothing at the Starke Walmart and putting the clothing in her purse. She then paid for several other items before trying to leave the store. She was detained by an employee until police arrived. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Sean Joseph Whelehan, 38, of Starke was arrested Aug. 6 by Starke police for criminal mischiefproperty damage and destroying evidence. According to the arrest report, police were called to Whelehans residence about a domestic disturbance with his girlfriend. The disturbance started when the girlfriend saw a phone under the bed that didnt belong to her or Whelehan, and she tried to retrieve it. A physical altercation ensued before Whelehan grabbed the phone and threw it down, breaking it. When police arrived, while they were interviewing the girlfriend, Whelehan took the phone and put it in a drainage culvert outside the residence, attempting to hide it. Police found it and eventually determined Whelehan found it at Camp Blanding the day before and made no attempt to contact the owner. He was arrested and bond was set at $5,000 for the charges. Keystone/Melrose Shaunda Allen, 46, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 26 by Clay deputies for retail theft. Michael Butka, 47, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 9 by Clay deputies for felony domestic battery. Michael Hall, 39, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 10 by Clay deputies for failure to appear. David Hilliard, 26, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 9 by Clay deputies for contempt of court. Justen Kelley, 25, of Melrose was arrested Aug. 8 by Clay deputies for a probation violation. Sheena Mosley, 29, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 8 by Clay deputies for contempt of court. Kristina Woody, 25, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 6 by Clay deputies for a probation violation. Union Chad A. Ferris, 39, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 11 by Union deputies on a warrant for possession of drugscontrolled substance without prescription, including marijuana over 20 grams, smuggling contraband into prisonany currency or coin to inmate and two public order crimescriminal attempt to solicit a conspiracy of a felony. Bruce Lee Hernandez, 39, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 9 by Union deputies for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, Hernandez was causing a disturbance at his girlfriends residence, arguing with her and her child, and yelling, cursing and disturbing other residents in the area. He was arrested and transported to jail. Tony Dwaine Jones, 48, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 6 by Union deputies on two warrants for failure to appear for a misdemeanor and a felony offense. Bond was set at $510,000 for the charges. A 16-year-old male was arrested Aug. 6 by Union deputies for felony probation violation. Cleveland Scott Moore, 49, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 8 by Union deputies for driving under the influence. Jennifer Cone Norviel, 31, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 9 by Union deputies for petit theft and disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, a man was at Dowling Lake when Norviel, another man and three children arrived and started swimming in the lake. The man joined them swimming, but not before placing his wallet and cigarettes on the roof of his car. While they were swimming, Norviel asked the man if she could have a cigarette, which he agreed to. When they all got out of the water, Norviel and the others left, while the victim soon discovered his wallet was no longer on the roof of his vehicle. The victim followed Norviel to the liquor store in Lake Butler, but she denied taking the wallet when confronted by the victim. He called law enforcement, and a deputy later found Norviel and the others at the splash park in Lake Butler. Norviel again denied taking the wallet, saying she went into the victims car to get a beer. She also admitted to drinking more alcohol during the day. While the deputy was questioning the man with Norviel and searching his vehicle, Norviel came over and started yelling and cursing, causing a disturbance at the park. She was arrested and eventually transported to the jail in Bradford County. Shawne David Seiberling, 20, of Raiford was arrested July 31 by Union deputies on a warrant for stealing an ATV from a Raiford residence. He now faces additional charges of burglary and larceny for taking a golf cart from a different residence and leaving it in the Piney Bay Hunting Club. According to the arrest report dated Aug. 5, several weeks ago Seiberling and a 17-year-old male went to the residence where the golf cart was located. Seiberling went into a shed and pushed the cart outside, then the juvenile helped push it to C.R. 229, where they used a key to start it. They rode it in the hunting club until it became disabled. The juvenile will also be charged with one count of grand theft, according to the arrest report. Matthew Edward Odom, 39, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 5 by Union deputies on a warrant while in jail for probation violation. Kevin Charles Varnes, 36, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 7 by Union deputies for possession of drugscontrolled substance without prescription or marijuana over 20 grams. According to the arrest report, Varnes was skateboarding on South Lake Avenue in Lake Butler when a deputy observed him stumbling off the board, then skating in an unsteady manner down the middle of the roadway. The deputy stopped and questioned him, and after a few minutes, Varnes said he didnt have any drugs on him, just prescription medication. The deputy found several controlled substances in a prescription bottle on Varnes, but the information could not be read, and Varnes couldnt produce a prescription for the pills. He was arrested and transported to jail. Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union
10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 3BR/2BA CH/A, new flooring. $650/month. First, last and deposit. Service animals only. 352473-0464 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. 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. 5BR/5BA LIVING QUAR TERS. Kitchen, CH/A, cable for each room, mo tel environment. Weekly, monthly or etc. All handi cap environment. Fire supervision system. Fire proof doors. Special build ing for special purposes. For more information call 904-364-9022 3BR/2BA DW. 2 car covered front deck. Great neigh borhood. $750/month. First, last plus deposit. Call Reese 904-615-7192 MUST SEE. Quiet neighbor hood. Melrose. 1 bedroom apartment. $600/month. Includes utilities. No pets. Non-smoker please. 352475-3486 STARKE-1 BEDROOM apartment. Large living room, sit-down kitchen, appliances ch/a, second rent $475, 1st, last. Se curity deposit $450 re quested, lease. Dixon rentals 904-368-1133 2BR/1BA CH/A. Very clean, nice yard. Lawn main tenance and water pro vided. $475/month plus deposit. Please call 904364-8135 LARGE SELF CONTAINED FURNISHED ROOM with bath for rent $85/weekly. Located on State Rd 100, going East. 3 miles out of Starke. Ride to & from doctors, food store, low income is welcome. Monthly rent can be ar ranged. Wheel chair ac cessible for the disabled. 904-769-8077. 2BR/1BA. Screened porch, carport, a/c, washer/dryer. 165 Peach St. Keystone Heights. $700/month $500/security. Service animals only. Please call 904-806-2123 LAKE BUTLER. Room w/ private bath. $450.00 1BR, LR & kitchen apt. $600.00. At Townsend House Lake Butler 386496-1878. RAIFORD AREA. 4BR/2BA 1560 sq.ft. house. 1 1/2 acres. New a/c. Service animals only. $850/month $850/deposit. Referenc es & credit check. Call 904-966-1328 or 904966-9372 KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 2BR/1BA. Newly reno vated. Clean, CH/A, screen porch, deck. Lake view. $550/month. Special discount Senior Citizen or disabled per sons. Free lawn care and maintenance. 352-4788321 STILL AVAILABLE 2BR/1BA, CARPORT. $500/month includes stor age, yard maintenance, Internet and DirecTV. Quiet neighborhood off Bayless Hwy. 5 mins to Downtown Starke/ 10 mins to FSP/UCI. Service animals only. 904-9644960 3BR/1 1/2 BATH SW. Outside Starke City lim its. Ch/A. $550/month, $550/deposit. 352-2356319 3BR/2BA IN WALDO. $600/month $600/se curity deposit. Service animals only. Please call 904-545-6103 53 A Yard Sales IN HOUSE SALE: Kitchen appliances & dishes, din ing room set, bedroom set. Everything must go. Fri., Sat. & Sun. 8am?? Take 301 to 18 turn west onto 325. Go South 2.25 miles. Follow signs. 352-468-1402. HUGE YARD SALE. Every thing must go. 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drug. One, its already illegal, so its a small step to something else illegal. Two, they have no self control, so once they find something that makes them feel good theyll look for something to feel even better. Thats a parenting issue more than anything else. And three, an excuse. Many kids just want to do something bad that they know is wrong. So when theyre asked why they went down that road, its easy to point to something early on that we want to hear. Addiction is hell for a lot of people. Yes, you can abuse and get addicted to weed, just like alcohol and cigarettes. Control. Support. Moderation. These things can help. But as far as dangers to society? Stoners really dont do that much, they mostly sit around and eat. The dangers are comparable to alcohol, and I hear few people supporting a return to prohibition, which was very much a failed experiment. With the widespread use of the drug, it would likely change very little in society, apart from the openness about the habit and the benefits to the economy. Like Ive said, I dont use and dont intend to ever start using marijuana. But I feel that the benefits of legalizing it outweigh the drawbacks. Stop spending money fighting a war we cannot win, stop sending out officers who would be of more benefit elsewhere, and start making money off of something that is not, in truth, particularly dangerous. If you dont want any dangerous products around, prohibition is just the start, youll have to criminalize cigarettes, glue, spray paint, and a whole lot more, and well spend even more money and time fighting all of that as well. Steven Spitzer Green and that defensive stand. Williston made it 14-3 with a field goal at the 1:49 mark of the third quarter, but Green put the Tigers up 21-3 with a 47-yard touchdown run. Cox completed a 50-yard touchdown pass to Johnson with 6:37 to play before Williston added the games last score on a 30-yard touchdown pass. UC 56 Eagles View 18 Darion Robinson had four touchdowns in a 56-18 win over Eagles View to cap the regular season. Green returned a punt 70 yards for the first score, followed by a 14-yard touchdown run by Dairon Alexander. Unions starters sat out most of the game, allowing some younger players, such as Robinson, to shine. Robinson scored the teams third touchdown on a 10yard run with 24 seconds left in the first quarter. Unions offense fumbled the ball away on two straight possessions, with Eagles View turning one into a score. However, the Tigers closed the first half with a 6-yard touchdown run by Robinson and a 50-yard touchdown pass from Ty Cook to Spencer Williams. Tyler kicked a 28-yard field goal in the third quarter, while a Union fumble set up Eagles View for another score on a 9-yard touchdown pass. Robinson added two more touchdown runs of 10 and 19 yards, sandwiched around a 29yard touchdown pass by Eagles View. Taz Worrell capped the scoring with an 8-yard touchdown run. UC 41 Crescent 13 Turnovers threatened to keep the game close, but in the end, the Tigers won their first-round playoff game against Crescent City by a score of 41-13. Union had the first two scores of the game on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Cox to Lillie and a 17-yard touchdown run by Edwards. Crescent City, though, recovered a Union fumble and scored on a 17-yard run to make it a one-score game in the second quarter. Cox tossed another touchdown pass, this time a 15-yarder to Johnson. The Raiders had another opportunity after intercepting a pass. They drove to the Union 2-yard line, but failed to score. In the second half, the Tigers had three touchdowns: a 70-yard run by Green, a 1-yard run by Edwards and a 4-yard run by Robinson. Crescent City had a 1-yard touchdown run to stay within two touchdowns prior to the final two scores by Edwards and Robinson. Dixie County 30 UC 20 It was a good start for the Tigers in their regional championship matchup against Dixie County, but the Bears outscored Union 18-7 in the second half in handing the Tigers a 30-20 loss. Dixie scored the games first touchdown on the second play from scrimmage, but the Bears committed four first-half turnovers. Edwards scored on a 6-yard run on a fourth-and-3 play that put the Tigers up 7-6 after Tylers extra point. Following an interception by Driggers, Lillie scored on a 16-yard run two minutes into the second quarter. The Bears pulled to within one point after scoring on a 40-yard touchdown pass with 18 seconds remaining in the first half. It was a bad third quarter for the Tigers. Dixie scored on a 25yard field goal, then drove into scoring position again after a Union fumble. Unions defense did make a stand as Dixie couldnt score on first-and-goal from the 5, but Cox was sacked for a safety after the turnover on downs. The Bears then received the ensuing free kick and drove downfield for another score to make the score 23-13 with 9:15 to play. Union, which ran only three plays from scrimmage in the third quarter, did make it a three-point game with 3:46 to play when Miller caught a 15yard touchdown pass from Cox. However, the Tigers could not recover an onside kick, and the Bears tacked on one final score on a 20-yard run. Union Correctional Institutions ROCK Hounds program will soon be celebrating its first year of operation with the graduation of nine more rehabilitated shelter dogs. Eight of those nine have already been adopted by families, but one is still looking for a forever home. Shelby is a 3-year-old Bassett Hound and bulldog mix. She stands about knee high to an adult. She has completed the training and will graduate on Aug. 22. The training ensures the dog is housebroken and teaches the dog to walk on a leash, obey voice commands like sit and stay, sleep in a crate/kennel at night and behave itself around people it doesnt know. Shelby is a mediumto low-energy dog that loves people and wants to have them all to herself. She doesnt like to share. Shelby was heartworm positive but has had the first of her treatments and, with monthly medication, she will be heartworm free. If you are interested in giving Shelby a forever home, please contact Officer Rachelle Parrish at 386-431-4077 or Officer Marcia Miller at 386-4314090. E-mail address is parrish. firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 11B Shelby is a 3-year-old Bassett Hound/ bulldog up for adoption through UCIs ROCK Hounds program. UCI ROCK Hounds program has 1 dog for adoption 2013 Continued from 5B LETTER Continued from 4B
Dairon Alexander and Darion Robinson bring experience to the offensive backfield, but they will probably be utilized more on the defensive side of the ball, Pruitt said. Johnson, too, will see quite a bit of playing time on defense. Antwan Durn, a transfer from Sneads High School who used to live in Union County, will help with the running-back rotation. Durn was the leading rusher in Class 1A last season, but he has to earn his touches this season. As of right now, he hasnt beaten out Isaiah, Pruitt said. Ive got to see it, but theres not a whole lot of difference between him and Isaiah. The two big key returners on the defensive side of the ball are Casey Driggers and Alden McClellan, Pruitt said, adding that if he had 11 of each player, he could put a successful team on the field. McClellan earned all-state recognition at defensive end last season, recording 120 tackles, which was second on the team. He led the team with 35 tackles for loss. This season will see McClellan play at the Sam linebacker and strong safety positions. Hes going to play a little bit of everywhere, Pruitt said. He can cover the field sideline to sideline and get up in there with the big guys. Hes a real strong kid. He benches 340 pounds and probably weighs 170. Hes just one of those freaks of nature you get every now and then. Linebacker Casey Driggers is about 170 pounds, too. Pruitt calls him little dynamite, saying he brings a hammer when he makes a tackle. Driggers is not afraid to take on 250-260-pound defensive tackles in space. What hes going to give up in size and speed, he makes up for in technique and beating the other guy to the spot, Pruitt said. Pruitt cited returners Johnson and Joseph Merriex as key players as well. Johnson will play in the defensive backfield, while Merriex will be an anchor on the line at tackle. Hes a very fundamentally sound kid, Pruitt said of Merriex. Hes one of those players who can take on a double team and move them. Hes just a strong kid. For the first 5 yards, hes pretty explosive. Pruitt cited a couple of newcomers hes excited about, such as Andrew Peterson, a tackle, who is currently ahead of a starter from last season. James Ford is another newcomer who looks to play at defensive end, while Franklin Williams, a transfer from Gainesville High School who used to live in Union County, will help out in the secondary. Clay Hall is another player who could make an impact at defensive end or linebacker when he recovers from an injury sustained in an automobile accident. Hes just an around-the-balltype kid, Pruitt said. A bluecollar kid is what Id call him. Hes just a worker. As for his concerns on both sides of the ball, Pruitt said they are the offensive line and linebackers. Im always concerned about the offensive line, Pruitt said, while in regard to the position of linebacker, he said, I dont have 220-pound middle linebackers like Ive had in years past that can cover sideline to sideline. Besides a new strength coach, Union adds Chris Duguid to its offensive staff (line) and a new defensive coordinator in Jonathan Mauk, who replaces Steve Hoard. Hoard is still coaching the defensive line, but stepped down as defensive coordinator so hed have more time to devote to his duties as the new assistant principal at Lake Butler Elementary School. What hasnt changed from last year is the fact that the district schedule will be competitive. Last years district champ, Dixie County, who eliminated Union in the regional finals, loses a few key players, but returns its defensive front. Chiefland and Williston won seven and six games, respectively, while Pruitt believes Newberry, which won four games last year, has gotten through some of their growing pains. Outside of the district, Union will have to take on such teams as Keystone Heights, a Class 4A playoff team, West Nassau, another 4A team, and fellow 1A team Hamilton County, which qualified for the playoffs last year. Pruitt said its a tough slate for a team still identifying who a lot of its players are going to be and for a team that is trying to avoid injuries. This year, there are a lot of unanswered questions, Pruitt said. A lot of young kids are going to have to fill a lot of shoes, and theres not a lot of depth behind them. Union travels to play Hilliard in a preseason classic on Friday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The Tigers open the regular season on Friday, Aug. 29, with a 7 p.m. home game against Potters House. 12B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 HWY 301, STARKE | 904.964.7200murrayfordsuperstore.comTHIS IS FORD COUNTRY *WITH APPROVED CREDIT, $2,661 DUE AT SIGNING, 36 MONTH LEASE, NO SECURITY DEPOSIT. *All prices net of rebates, dealer retains all rebates if any. See dealer for details. **Art for illustration purposes only, prior sale subject to early deadlines. 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Caleb Cox, who prepares to throw a pass during Unions Aug. 7 practice, returns as starting quarterback. TIGERS Continued from 5B Tryouts for 12U fastpitch softball will be held at the Edwards Road complex in Starke at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24. Children who make the team must also be registered to play recreation ball in Bradford County. For more information, please call 904-796-8905, or send email to email@example.com. 12U softball tryouts to be held in Starke Aug. 23-24
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