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USPS 648-200 Four Sections Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, February 23, 2006

2000750032506 UC 10
PO BOX 117001



93rd Year 46th Issue 50 CENTS

Haste makes waste for driver.............. WS wants county to

take over fire dept.

BY JAMES REDMOND in the best interest of all
Times Staff Writer concerned," Cason said. T
JLTimesSta'ff 'Writer"Response times would be a
.-o ." ... "lss"

Above: Officials from the Union County Sheriff's Office, Union County Emergency
Medical Services and the Union County Volunteer Fire Department assess the
situation after a rock truck rolled over in the middle of S.R. 238 north. The trucks
contents, limerock, was spread evenly in a nearby by ditch.

Right: Union County
Paramedic Heath Scmidt
and First Repsonder Jim
Rooney work to get
equipment into the
accident victim.

The driver of the truck in the above pictures had a terrible afternoon on Feb. 16.
According to the Florida highway patrol, while traveling north on C.R. 238, she ran
":off the road. She then tried to correct and steer back onto the road. That correction
ut her off the road where she made yet another correction. That correction caused
:er truck, filled with limerock to overturn and slide approximately 75 feet on its side.
She was transported by Union County Emergency medical Services to Shands
.Alachua General Hospital. The report estimates that there was $25,000 of damage
done to the truck. It took crews more than three hours to clean up the spill, right the,
truck and get traffic flowing again. As of press time, charges are still pending against
the driver. "

Hospital celebrates
50th anniversary -
as The hospital that is now known
as Shands Starke was founded in
J956 and is celebrating its golden anniversary this
This week. a special section of the newspaper is
dedicated to the hospital, so look inside for information
about the facility The history of the hospital. plus
information about the currentstaff and ser ices, is included
in.the publication.
Shands Starke is also planning two special events and is
inviting, the entire community to come help celebrate.
On Thursday, March 2, from 5-7 p.m. the hospital will
host a special reception in the atrium. Refreshments will be -
On Friday, March 3. the annual Lillian Stump
Community Health Fair will be held from 8- II a.m. Free
health screenings, giveaways and a photographic display
titled "A Walk Through Time" will be available to anyone
who wants to drop in.
Screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, bone density
- and pulmonary function will all be available free of charge.
A number of the-doctors and specialists affiliated %with the
hospital will also be in attendance. '
For more information on these events, call (904) 368-
2300.'- ': .

during me union C.ounty
Board of County
Commissioners meeting on
Feb. 20, representatives from
the town of Worthington
Springs asked the county to
take over operation of its fire
"At our last meeting we
discussed the matter and we
think it would- be in the best
interest of the county,
emergency management
services and the people of
Worthington Springs for the
county to consolidate the city's
fire department into the
county's," said Worthington
Springs Mayor Jimmy Cason.
"We would like to make our
fire station and all its
equipment available for use by
the county and let the county
run it."
In return, the town is asking
the county to put an ambulance
in.Worthington Springs.
"As fa-i as an emergency
management issue, it would be

After Cason's comments,
district three commissioner
Melaine "Red" Clyatt said that
while he had no questions he
asked the board to wait to vote
on the matter.
"We need to get a chance to
look into it," 'Clyatt said. "I
don't mind discussing it, but I
don't just want to say 'ok,
we'll take it back'. We need to
look at the finances and other
issues before we can decide. I
.would suggest we take it under
Clyatt's point was well taken
by Chairman Wayne Smith.
"Because this matter was
brought before us in the public
comment portion of the
meeting, and was not an
agenda item, we will not be
able to take action on it
tonight," Smith said.


Petition asks to keep

speed limit the same

Times Staff Writer
Se eral residents of Union
Counts who live on C.R. 231
north (Olustee Highway) have
petitioned the county to change
the speed limit on a one-and-
half-mile stretch of the road
from 45 miles per hour to 30
Speaking on behalf of the 2"
citizens who liie along the
highaN. Paulette Da\ idson
offered the petition to
"The discussion that is being
brought before you, is about
one and half miles of road that
goes from S.R. 100," Davison
said. "Those are all residential,
houses in that area."
Davidson went on to tell,
commissioners why the
residents were requesting the
: "On Jan. 25, the speed limit
% as changed to 45 mph,"
Davidson said. "This was an
increase that %as done without
any input form the residents.
On Jan. 26, this petition %as
started, to- reduce the speed
limit back to 30 mph,"
According to Davidson, on
Jan. 27, Commissioner Ricky
Jenkins had the speed limit
changed back to 30 mph.
"And 'I wanted to thank the
commissioners for doing that,"

Davidson said. "But what we
wanted to, bring forth. was a
way to keep it at 30 mph."
According to Davidson, the
30 mph speed limit has been
that way for a long time
"Two and half years'ago the
road was paved. At that time
the signs went up and the
.,peed limit 'as reported at. 30
mph.'" [Da idson said "'The
problem is, and we're all
probably guilty of it, no one
seems to obey 30 mph.":
Davidson said she and her
fellow,-residents' concern was
that if the speed limit was
raised to 45 mph again, cars
would be doing 50-60 mph.
"With the tendency for
people to drive over the speed
limit, a 45 mph limit would be,
just too fast." Davidson said.
Davdison said the concern of
speed of vehicles on the road.
was only compounded by
school buses using it.
"A school bus stops on this
road four times," Davidson
said. "This is in the distance of
just one mile."
.Davidson asked that the
commissioners accept the
petition and place into record
the desire of the residents of
C.R. 231 north.
"We are .asking that the
speed limit remain at 30 mph,"

See SPEED, p. 3A

Who will be the next Tiger Idol?

On Feb. 17, the students pictured above battled to see who would be crowned the
next Tiger Idol. The competition was fierce and two of the contestants would be
voted off before the night ended. To see how stayed and who went, see page 4A.
Pictured above are (front, I-r) Justine Rogers, Jessica Lane (back, I-r) Kaleb Clyatt,
Melissa Dukes, Tabitha Roberts and Elliott Willis.

conduct safety
Over the next several
weeks, the Union County
Sheriff's Office will be
conducting roadside safety
checkpoints throughout the
Deputies will be
conducting inspections of
vehicles to insure things like
tail lights,- headlights and
brake lights are all in proper
working order. They will
also be inspecting the log
books of commercial
vehicles. The checkpoints
will take place throughout
the county. They will take
place at various times
during both day and night
hours. Union County Sheriff
Jerry Whitehead said his
department is concerned
with traffic safety.
"We are taking a
proactive stance when it
comes to traffic safety,"
Whitehead said. "If we can
prevent just one accident
with, these efforts, it will
have been worth it."

Society has
guest speaker
The Union Couihty
Historical Societ \ill ha'e
,a special guest speaker at
it's meeting on Monday,.
Feb. 27.. Lake Butler
Volunteer Fire Rescue Chief
Mike Banks will help the
society explore the fire
department from 1940 until
it's present day look. The
meeting will take place at
the Marjorie Driggers
Museum. located inside the
Townsend Building. on
Main St..in Lake Butler, For
more information, call (386)

Last chance to
sign up for
Babe Ruth is
The Union County Babe
Ruth Association will
continue signups on
Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9
a.m.-2 p.m. in front- of
Spires IGA in Lake Butler.
Signups will go on every
Saturday through the end of
February. Parents are asked
to bring a copy of: their
child's birth, certificate
\ hen signing up.
Anyone wishing to be an
officer or coach must attend
a mandatory meeting on
Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. at
the O.J.'Phillips Complex
building. For more
information, contact Greg
Snyder or Bruce Dukes..

Normal Deadline is 5
p.m. Monday before
the Thursday
publication date.
Articles can be
submitted to the Times
office on Main Street in
Lake Butler or to the
Telegraph office (131
W.' Call St., Starke).
Phone 386-496-2261
or call 904-964-6305 in

For crime, socials and editorials, see Regional News section. For sports, see Features and Sports section.

Deadline noon Monday before publication 386-496-2261 (phone) 386-496-2858 (fax)

6 89076 6 3 86 9 2

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Page 2A UNION COUNTY TIMES Feb. 23, 2006

TAKEOVER UCSB energy committee
Continued from p. 1A looks at ways to cut cosi

Smith then asked Cason to BY JAMES REDMOND
lay out the proposal for the TiBY JAMES REDMOND Install locking cover
board. Tines Staff Wrer thermostats or install tar
Cason told Smith he felt the The Union County School proof ones.
attorneys of each governmental The Union County Schoolked Install timers
body would be best suited to Board energy commtee asked programmable thermostat
work out all the details as long conduct an energy audit to schedule units.
as everyone was in agreement. look at ways the ditrict coud Replace chillers at
"If you people agree to it, ok always the district could Butler Middle School
suggest that we would let our save money on its energy high efficiency ones as
two attorneys negotiate another cosThe results of that audit were fail.
interlocal agreement," Cason presented to the board by the Other suggestions include
said. That would have it all committee's cochairs, .T. Insulate hot water l
sel o. committee's cochairs, J.T. where feasible.
spelled out. Parrish and Mike Shockley, at where feasible.
Cason said he had spoken the board Mike Shockley, at ing Consider converting to
briefly with Union County the board's Feb. 14 meeting, temperature dish washers.
briefly with Union County "Recommendations included temperature dish washers.
Emergency Service Director changes in several areas of Turn off computer
Allen Parrish about the move. other office equipment at r
"In my discussions with Mr. energy expenses," Shockley and on weekends.
Parrish, he did indicate it said offered common Consider turning
would be a win-win situation The audit offered common vending machines and/or I
for both parties," Cason said. sense approaches as well as associated lighting at night
"It would not cost the county some that may element. The severast on weekends.
any money." yarears to implement. The first hockey told the board
In a later statement to the breathe audit reviewedwas the committee was already loo
board Parrish said he felt the lighting in all the district'sre at implementing one of
move would benefit the facilities suggestions PL recommendations.
county. seiaanea some the suggestions FPL "We are looking
county, offered. We are looking
"I don't see it as a negative Turn off lights hen not in purchasing a compi
aspect to the county in any Turn offprogram that would shut d
stand point," Parrish said. "I do Install occupancy sensors -the more than 900 compu
think cooperation wise it's or tInstall occupancy sensors that are on the netwo
much better, but the bottom or timers in areas of transient Shockley said. "The softy
line is the service to the use, will cost the district a
citizens." Replace or retrofit exit $500 and save us more
Parrish told the board that if signs with LED lighting. $23,000 in energy costs
they were going to look at a o Use compact fluorescent year.
proposal that would help the lamps to replace incandescent Shockleytold the board
citizens of Union County, the Replace T- 2 flthe rest of
one presented by Worthington lighting withace T- loescen recommendations are be
Springs would be one to look Redulightng with T-8.levels where reviewed.
at. Reduce light levels whee "Some of these ideas
According to Cason, because practical, such as in some things we can.do right a
the county already has two The audit also suested while others will have to
ambulances in place, it would The audit also suggested implemented over tim
simply have to transfer one of ways the district could save Shockley said "The boar
the units down to Worthington henegy in its a eating, meet next month and will h
Springs to make the change. ventilation and air conditioning a report prepared as to how
"Just assign us an ambulance systems, which included: feel the district should proc
and people to manage it,"' Maintain t5iemperatures of with thesuggestions."
Cason said. "We have argeed 75 degrees for cooling and 68:
to build a facility to house the degrees for heating. James Redmond can
personnel." Turn off systems during reached at (386) 496-226
According to Cason, the unoccupied hours. reached at (386el.net
town would use one of the o Maintain outside make up
bays of the existing fire stati of air at minimum state or
to create living quarters for the local code levels.
emergency responders. Replace existing air
"Can you put it in writing conditioning units with high
and bring it back to us?," efficiency units as they need to.
Smith asked. "There's a lot be replaced..
more involved than just saying
the attorneys can work out the .-,,

Smith pointed out that there
were several different issues
that needed to worked out
before attorneys got involved:.
"Who's going to. pa) the
insurance on the vehicles?",
asked Smith. "The proposal
should outline what the town is
willing to do and what the
town expects the county to
Commissioner Ricky
Jenkins wanted to know how
certain equipment would be
"Are the vehicles going to be
titled in the county's name or
the city's name?,," Jenkins
asked. "Things like that need'
to be put into writing."
Cason said the town would
get something in writing to the
county as soon as possible.
; "We've been through this
too man\ limes, we want it in
writing," Smith said. "This is
what we agreed to and this
what you all agreed to. It needs
to be in writing." ,
Smith was referring to the
more than 18 months the
county and town spent trying
to hammer out an interlocal
"We would agree to
something in a meeting, but it
would be left, out of the
agreement on paper," Smith
said. "That's what took so
long for us to come together."
1 Smith told Cason the board
would look at the proposal.
once submitted, and -put it on
the agenda for the next
month's meeting.

SREC offers
home repair
Is your home suffering
from draftiness, leaky roof,
lack. of insulation,
restricted entrance or lack
of heated water? If so, the
Suwannee River Economic
Council has a program that
may help pay for those
needed repairs. Assistance
is based on incomee.
Applications for the
program can be picked up
at SREC, located on S.R.
231 across from Tigers
Den Daycare in Lake
Butler. For, more
information, call (386)


Union County EFSP Board has been
.allocated $7,073 by the,National
Board for distribution to local
agencies for emergency food and
shelter programs. Eligible agencies
must be voluntarily governed
nonprofits or government agencies,
have an accounting system, have
demonstrated the capability to deliver
food and shelter services and
practice non-dis.cmlinatiorn
Application- deadline is Monday.
March 6. 2006. Call Lakesha
Sheppard at (352) 372-0294 to apply.
2/23 ltchg.

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True ecstasy hails neither
from spirit nor from nature,
but from the union of these
-Martin Buber... .........
-Martin Buber

Appearing at the Alfonso
Levy Performing Arts Center
on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30
p.m., masterful vocalist and
pianist, Freddy Cole will
captivate listeners with his
elegant presence, subtle
phrasing and intimate singing
This is the fifth event in
Lake. City Community College
Lyceum Series sponsored by
First Federal Savings Bank of
Florida. Although he has been
charming audiences in the
states and abroad for over 40
years, Freddy did not find
wider acclaim until the 1990s.
Having a family member
already in the limelight has its
mixed blessings. For much of
his career, Freddy was
overshadowed by the larger-
than-life persona and
legendary career of, his.brother
Nat King Cole. He" had 'to
struggle to find his own niche
in the jazz world.
Lionel Frederick Cole, born
October 15, 1931, in Chicago,
was the fifth child to bless the
harmonious household of
Edward and Pelina Cole. By
the age of five, under the
benevolent guidance of his"
father, a minister, and his
musically inclined mother, he
started to play the family
A natural musician, Freddy
was also a gifted athlete with
professional aspirations.
However, when a high school
sports injury put: an end to his
budding football career, he
decided to pursue music,
issuing his first recording,
"The Joke's On Me," in 1952.
Freddy continued his music
education, first' at Chicago's
Roosevelt Institute, and later at
the Juilliard,School of Music
in New York. After earning
degrees from Juilliard and the.
New England Conservatory of
Music, he hit the thriving jazz--
scene of New. York- Cty,
taking \haie\er work he could
find and 'learning the ropes
from influential mentors.

A great book should leave
you with many
experiences, and slightly
exhausted at the end. You
live several lives while
reading it.
'- -William Styron

During his formative years
in New York, Freddy listened
closely to the way horn players
formed phrases in their solos
and cultivated a sparse,
swinging vocal style that
would become his signature.
In the mid 1970s, Freddy
built an international fan base
with a series of European
recordings. His album, One
More Love Song went gold in
Brazil. Because his intimate
singing style resembled that of
many Brazilian balladeers, the
Brazilians embraced him like
one of their own.
Throughout the 1980s,
Freddy continued playing
clubs and inspiring up-and-
coming musicians, but
garnering minimal commercial
success. Finally, his
perseverance paid off when
producer Todd Barkan began
working with him at Fantasy
With Barkan in the booth,
Freddy recorded a series of
stellar CDs throughout the
1990s. With each project,
Freddy's popularity in the U.S.
gained additional momentum.
Barkan also paired the crooner
with other celebrated jazz
artists such as saxophonist
Grover Washington Jr. and
guitarist Russell Malone.
Today, Freddy Cole feels
"blessed" to be doing what he
loves best telling stories
through music, reaching
people with his exuberant
warmth, and inexorable talent.
We should consider ourselves
equally as fortunate to hear
more from this jazz great with
the panache of Duke Ellington
and a voice like "raw silk."
"My brother was a very
talented man and he used his
talents well. I am talented and
,I had to learn to use mine. I
had to learn to be strong
enough to withstand a lot of
temptation and not to get
beaten down.mentally."

Dinner will be served at the
Lobo Caf6 at 6 p.m. before the
performance. Dinner will be
roast beef or chicken marsala,
broccoli, red jacket potatoes,
assorted breads, dessert and
beverage. Cost is $8 including
Tickets for the show are $14
general admission, $13
seniors, and $12 LCCC
students and students from
other schools. Ticket
information and/or dinner
reservations may be made by
calling (386) 754-4340.

UCBOCC meets
third of each
The Union County Board of
County Commissioner meets
on the third Monday of each
month at 7 p.m.
Commissioners meet in the
board room located inside the
Union County Courthouse
located at 55 W Main St. in
Lake Butler. For more
information, call (386)

City of Lake
second Monday
of month
The city of Lake Butler city
commission meets the second
Monday of month beginning at
5:15 p.m. Commissioners meet
in the commission's chambers
inside city hall located at 200
S. W. Ir' Street in Lake Butler .
For more information, call
(386) 496-3401.

Life consists not in holding
good cards but in playing
those you hold well.
-Josh Billings

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Continued from p. 1A

Davidson said. "We strongly
feel that this would be for the
safety of all."
Davdison want on to request
the county take further
measures to help increase
safety along the roadway.
"It has also been asked of
me to present to you a request
to place a caution sign saying
'Children at Play' in the area,"
Davidson said. "In an area
where there are lot of children,
we are requesting the sign be
At the end of her comments,
Davidson put the ball in the
commissioners' court.
"As I leave here tonight, I
placed this responsibility in
you hands," Davidson said.
Chairman Wayne Smith
asked District 'Five
Commissioner Ricky Jenkins if
he had anything to say on the
"Well, I do owe you an
apology," Jenkins told
Davidson. "I did change the
speed and I'd been talking
about it for several months.
Really, I didn't have to get
board approval because we
could have set it at 50 mph.
That's the speed for a county
road. But I told your husband
on the phone that I didn't do it,
and I apoligize, that was a false
statement from me."
Jenkins told Davidson he
had a lot on his mind the day
he spoke to her husband.
"I had been, and I'm not
making any excuses 'cause I
never have in the 12 years I've
been in office, but I had been
to an accident and my mind
was not really where it should
have been and I should not
have even talked to him, but I
was trying to be courteous."
Jenkins said he felt 30 mph
was not the speed limit for the
"I personally think 30 mph is
too slow," Jenkins said. "I
:drive it, not as much as you,
but 30 mph is just too slow."
Jenkins said he did feel.the
speed might be appropriate for
a shorter distance.
"From (S.R.) 100 to. your
house, 30 mph is probably a
normal speed," Jenkins said.
"What is that, .2 of a mile?"
Davdison told Jenkins it was

.4ofa mile.
"It's just too slow," Jenkins
said. "Your transmission in
your vehicle won't even shift
but one time."
Jenkins said he had talked to
several people who told him
the speed limit was too slow as
"I talked with the bus driver
(of that route), .and I don't
want to put her on the spot, but
I talked to her and she told me
30 mph was too slow," Jenkins
said. "She's driving faster than
He also felt the area had
become a speed trap.
"What is happening is
someone is calling the
highway patrol and they are
sitting on the hill on the other
side," Jenkins said. "And if
you have to go north on that
road everyday, you won't see
him sitting on the other side of
that hill and I'm guilty, just
like everybody else, of doing
45 mph in that same area.
About three times of them
catching you do that and you
won't have a driver's license."
Jenkins said he realized
people should not be speeding
in the area.
"But 30 mph is just too slow
for that area," Jenkins, said.
Davidson said that unless
you live there, you would not
understand the problem.
"30 mph no one obeys,"
Davidson said.
Jenkins agreed with the
statement. ,
"No, they do not," Jenkins
"So if no one is obeying .it at
30 mph, just think if it were 45
mph?" Davidson 'said. "I can
tell you the two days it was at
45 mph, they didn't even slow
Davidson then told Jenkins
about the array of vehicles that
travel the road.
"We have pulp wood trucks,-
department of corrections
vehicles, personnel vehicles
and dump trucks that go up
and down the road," Davidson
said. 'We are only asking that
one area of the road be 30
mph, not the full 8 miles."
Davidson wanted to make
clear that this issue was not
raised because of the bus
accident on S.R. 121 south on
Jan. 25.
"It just happened that on that
very day, when we came
, home,, the speed limit had been



raised," Davdison said.
Jenkins said he was in favor
of doing a study to see what it
"Mr Jenkins, I appreciate
ever. 'g you do for district
five, but I have grandchildren
that ride that bus," Davidson
said. "30 mph for one mile is a
small price to pay."
The board took no action on
the petition.
James Redmond can be
reached at (386) 496-2261 or

Mary Alice Ellington

Ellington to

celebrate 75th

Mary Alice "Meme" Griffis
Ellington will celebrate her
75th birthday on Sunday,
March 5, 2006.
Family and friends are
invited to celebrate the event
beginning at 1 p.m. at the
Lakeside Community Center.

UCHS Class of
1986 planning
The Union County high
.School Class of 1986 will have
a planning meeting for its 20
year reunion..
Anyone interested in helping
, with planning is encouraged to
attefid. For more information,
contact Jordaina Bridges at
(386) 496-2816.

City raises water deposits to

compensate for losses


The city of Lake Butler is
raising the deposit for.new
water customers from $90 to
$140 because of an audit
recently done by the city's
financial department.
In a 4-0 vote on Feb. 13, city
commissioners approved the
increase that will go into effect
March 1. City Manager
Richard Tillis told the board he
recommended the changes
because the city was losing
"Forty-six percent of the
accounts that were closed in
2005 still owed the city
money," Tillis said. "This is a
break-even venture for the city.
We can't afford to lose money
on it."
According to a report issued
to commissioners, 121
residents closed water accounts
with the city last year. Of
those, 56 closed the account
owing the city money. The
balance owed included the city
applying the deposit of the
customer to the balance.
According to the report, the
average balance left being
unpaid was $55.10.
"And that's how we arrived
at the $50 increase," Tillis
said. "It was the average of all
the unpaid balances. I know it
sounds like a healthy increase,
but for nine years we've held
this at $90."
Tillis explained that as time
has gone by, the amount the'
city is losing has increased.
"Each year, as time has gone
on, we seem to lose a little
more and a little more," Tillis
said. "In the past 12 months it
has totalled more than $3,000."
Tillis told .the commission
by raising the deposit, the city
will be able to cover most of
,what it has been losing
"We're .going to cover 90
percent or more of what. we've
been losing at $140," Tillis
Till is also told
commissioners there were
several options they had in
approaching the situation.
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Times Staff Writer

"We can do nothing, hut
we'll continue to lose $3,000-
$4,000 a year," Tillis said.
"We could also move the cut
off date much closer to the first
of the month."
According to Tillis, legally
the city must wait two months
and one week before it can cut-
off water service.
"This allows bills to become
high," Tillis said. "The only
way to resolve the issue that
way would be to move the date
Tillis said the problem with
that solution was the effect it
would have.
"That wo.ul.d impact
everybody that's on the water
system," Tillis said. "That
could generate a lot of reaction.
and a lot of complaints from
people that pay their bill on
time, having to pay it 10-15
days early."
Tillis told commissioners he
felt raising the deposit was the
best solution for the problem.
"By changing the deposit, it
only impacts the individuals
who are opening a new
account," Tillis said. "When
that account is cut off and that
person disappears, we have a
more than adequate amount to
cover the water they have
Commissioner Lynn Bishop
expressed her approval of the
"I 'think we should make the
change," Bishop said. "We'.
don't need to lose $3,000."
Tillis told commissioners.
one problem the city faced in.
trying to collect on the debts
was the way residents went
about obtaining service.
"If they've had a water leak,
they just move out and go rent
somewhere else,"'' Tillis said.
"They move into another rental
house under another name. It
happens to be the same person,
but ,because they rent it under a
family member's name, we-
don't really know that."
. Tillis said the typical ,ay
the cil\ recovers these lost
funds is by residents ho come

04f.. -'A .... i .


Breakfast In Town!

"Eggs to Order

Scrambled Eggs

Cheese Eggs




Biscuits & Gravy



Hash Browns
Silver Dollar Potato Cakes

Stuffed Croissants



English Muffins

Fresh Fruit

Pancakes Wednesday's Only

Breakfast: Monday-Friday 6:00-9:30

Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00-2:00


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"Only if they want to come
back and get water again do
we recover these losses," Tillis
said. "The ladies in the office
have begun to try to recover
more, but often times it goes
According to Tillis, a
collecting spree by office
personnel has helped the city
recover a few more of the
delinquent accounts.
"They have collected a few
of these last.year," Tillis said.
"They tracked down some of
the folks, but it's hard to find
them once they disappear. If
they move anywhere but the
city, we don't have many
avenues to track them down."
James Redmond can be
reached at (386) 496-2261 or

Seniors needed
for musical
Vocalists, dancers and
comedians over 50-years old
are invited to audition on
Tuesday or Thursday Feb. 21
and 23 at 7 pm for the
upcoming Swinging Seniors
Benefit Follies.
The musical is' set for
Tuesday, April 11, at 7 pm at
the Alfonso Levy Performing
Arts Center, The auditions
will be. held at the Lake City
Community College Music
Building. Bill Gibson, who
directed the very successful
Geritol Follies se eral years
_ago, is the director for
Sw inging Seniors.
Lake City Community
College Band Director Harry
Wuest will provide the music.
Join the fun while providing
funds for the 25,000-foot
Lifestyle Enrichment Center
which can be enjoyed by all
seniors in the area. For more
information, call (386) 752-'
S7729. : '

Everything should be maae
as simple as possible, but
not one bit simpler.
-Albert Einstein

Page 4A UNION COUNTY TIMES Feb. 23, 2006

Tiger Idol contestants compete to make it to final round,

The theme for this month's Tiger Idol was the 1950's-
60's era.

Melissa Dukes sings I Go Walking by Patsy Cline. Dukes
did not make it to the final round next month.

Justine Rogers sings Unchained-Melody by the
Rightous Brothers. She did move on to the final round.

Tabitha Roberts lays down Chain, Chain, Chain by
Arthea Franklin. She too did not make it to the final

Jessica Lane sings One Fine Day and moved on to the
final round.
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I. Free E-Filing for faster returns -Authorized E-Filer
2. Free Bookkeeping CD's for Beginning Businesses YES it's legal
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4. Providing Convenience Your home/business or our place of business -
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even incorporating
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335 S.W. 3rd Street
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Kaleb Clyatt's version of Save the Last Dance for Me
helped him dance his way into the final round.

You're invited to a

Sandbrson Christian
Revival Center
Feb. 26 thru March 1
Sunday 11 am & 6 pm
Nightly pm
The church is located at
CR 229 & Sapp Rd.
For more info call
Duwayne Bridges at 386-965-0127

Business: (386) 496-1187
Cellular: (352) 745-1176
Fax: (386) 496-4556

Feb. 23, 2006 UNION COUNTY TIMES Page 5A

The group Everett,Maddox and Littles performed for the
crowd between acts. The trio, made up of Jared Everett
(left), Walter Littles (above) and Kyle Maddox (right)
performed 50's classics such as Folsum Prison Blues,
La Bamba and All Along the Watch Tower. The group,
for only being together for just a few weeks, did an
amazing job.

Principal Gale Lappalenin draws the winning ticket for
the drama club DVD/VHS player while drama teacher
Duane Archer holds all the entire. Coral Drake won the

SHINE looking
for volunteers
in UC
Are you looking for a
flexible volunteer.opportunity
that enables you to make a real
difference in the lives of
seniors in your communjmt ?
Do you like to help others
resolve problems? If you
answered -yes to these
questions, then the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs
nia. have the perfect volunteerr
position for )ou
Volunteers are needed in
Union County for the award-
-.inning Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders
Program SHINE is a free
Medicare and health insurance
information and counseling
program that helps elders make
informed decisions. SHINE
counseling takes place at
designated community centers
or by telephone.,
Seniors and their caregivers
receive information and
assistance on programs that
may-help to reduce their health
insurance and prescription
medication costs. SHINE
volunteers .help Medicare
recipients ...compare
supplemental insurance
policies, interpret coverage,I
and 'review Medicare and
healthh insurance forms. SHINE
volunteers can also help
seniors understand the new
Medicare prescription drug
Free comprehensive training
is provided. Please contact the
Elder Help Line and tell them
you would like to find out
more about becoming a
SHINE volunteer.
.,Apply now for SHINE's
next training class.. For more
information, call (800) 262-

DOF increases
price for
I The Florida Division of
ForestrN recenrl\ 'increased the
price it charges for performing
prescribed burn services for
residents in Union County.
Fireline plowing will now cost
$80 per hour with a minimum
charge of $50. Previously the"
charge %as $65 per hour.
Assistance with your
prescribed burn by division
personal is now $22 per hour
per individual. There is a
minimum charge of $100.
Previously the person hour
charge was $20.
Suppression services have
also increased. DOF will
charge $80 per hour from the
tinie personal are dispatched to
control a fire to the time the
fire is brought under control.
.There is a minimum charge of
$150. This service was
previously $65 per hour.
DOF has decided to leave
the price of one service
unchanged. To contract DOF
,'to perform a prescribed burn,
the division charges $12 per
acre for' the first 50 acres. The
charge drops to $10 per acre
after the first 50 acres. There
as a minimum charge of $100.
For more information about
any of these services, contact
Senior Forest Ranger Buddy
Broughton at (386) 496-4944.,

National Kidney
looking for
donated cars
The National Kidney
Foundation's Kidney Cars
Program is a charitable
contribution plan that enables
you to turn i'n your used car,
van, truck or even boat and
very likely receive two
benefits you won't get from a
regular dealer trade-in (or from
a holiday song).
You'll get a good feeling
and you may even get a tax-
deduction. Eighty-four percent
of Americans who donated
vehicles' to the National
Kidney Foundation's Kidney...
C/ar.-s .... rpgigr an ls \i ear -
eii'zed their ta\ returns and
were able to reap a charitable
deduction for their,
contribution. And if yo'u want.
this possible tax. saving,
remember to donate your
vehicle to the foundation by
December 31. If. you happen to
be a last-minute shopper, no
problem: that is the last day of
the year.'
Then there's that good
feeling, the one you experience
when you give something that
helps people in need in your
own Call it pride, call it
Contentment, call it self-
satisfaction. Either way, it's
something only you can
.describe. And when you
donate your vehicle to the

Kidney Cars Program, your
feel-good gift will provide
funds to help children who
suffer from kidney disease go
to camp, transport patients to
dialysis and screen those at
risk for chronic kidney disease.
Your vehicles will also
pump dollars into public health
education, organ donation
programs and medical research
to prevent kidney disease. No
wonder thousands of
Americans have put the pedal
to the metal and accelerated
their charitable giving at year's
end by donating to the
National Kidney Foundation's
Kidney Cars Program. To
donate online go to

UCHS offers!t
Union County High
School will offer additional
tutoring classes on
Saturday in February.
Sessions will be held from 9
a.m.-12 p.m. The date for
the class is Feb. 25.
Those parents interested
in their child attending'the
classes can pick up an
application, at the front
office of UCHS. For more
information, contact
Geraldine Griffis at (386)
496-3040, ext. 4946.


Builders Lots Available in the
Fastest Growing Areas in Florida 1


AARP offers Older
driver safety Americans,

AARP will offer driver
safety courses throughout the
month of March. Classes will
be held in Gainesville There
are no tests. The eight hour
classroom instruction refines
driving skills and develops
defense driving techniques.
The certificate received by
class participants 'qualifies
them for a three year auto
insurance discount. For more
information, call (352) 333-
3036 and to register.

Group helps
people get
back to work
. Abilities 'f,lo'rida is an
organization that helps
people with 'physical.
disabilities or mental health
issues regain employment.
The group provides services
designed to enable people to
prepare for and get gainful
employment. Services
include help with physical
or mental treatment, job
placement nand retraining.
For more information, call
(386) 755-9026 ext. 3149.


235 SW 4th Ave.
Suite 2
Lake Butler-

Worship in tkheouse of the Zrd... Somewhere this week!


Act helps UC
The Older Americans Act
provides a variety of
services to seniors in Union
County. Home delivered
meals, nutrition education,
telephone reassurance,
recreation, health support
and congregate meals are
just some of the many
services the program offers.
Fro more, information about
the. program, contact the
Suwanee River Economic
Council at (386) 496-2342.

Dial a Story,
available to
Young children of Union
County are invited to call
Dial a Story. Children can
hear a story by calling (386)
496-2542. _Dial a Story is
free 'telephone service
provided by the Union
County Public Library.
Stories are geared toward
children ages 12 and
younger. Stories are
changed weekly. For more
information, call (386) 496-

Tax Returns are
Black and White

/ Tax Rules Aren't

... i ( ( -

Sandra Langaj Q ass, CPA


(386) 496-1878

Page 6A UNION COUNTY TIMES Feb. 23, 2006

EMS director asking county

for changes

Time Staff Writer

Union County Emergenc)
Medial Services Director Allen
Parrish has asked the board of
counllI commissioners to
change not only the hours lihe
works, but the way he is paid
as well.
In a letter dated Feb. 13,
Parrish respectfully requested
the board consider changing
his work schedule.
Currently, Parrish works a
24-hour shift as a paramedic
every third day, as well as
taking on the responsibilities
of the director's position and
the county's fire chief.
,"I have successfully
managed the responsibilities of
each posi tion,"
Parrish said in the letter,
"However, due to increased
accountability from the state
level, increased call volume for
EMS and increased
accountability for incident
management, I have been
required to work many hours
that are outside my normal
shift schedule."
According to Parrish, the
increased work load has
resulted hi,m working an
average of 170-210 hours
every two weeks.'
"'Many of these hours are
late night hours, weekend
hours or other times when it is
not possible to conduct,
business of the department,"
Parrish said. "There are also
many hours, that I respond to
calls, backup duty and
meetings that I do not claim as
hours for pay."
In the letter, Parrish told
commissioners he felt it was
no longer efficient for him to
work his 24-hour shift as a
"The responsibility that is
associated with these job titles
has grown to the extent that is
it no longer efficient for me to
handle while I work a 24-hour
shift," Parrish said. "Under the
current schedule, I have only
two 8-hour business days per
week to operate the
department. This is simply not
effect e. Because of ihcreasgd.
call volume, I am -no longer,,
able to get normal business"
done, complete grant research,
attend necessary meetings or
effectively manage fiscal
issues. The bottom line to this

College to host
science and
The Su%%annee Valley,
Regional Science. and
Engineering Fair will be held
on the Lake City Community
College campus February 22
and 23. The region is
comprised of 10 counties:
Columbia, Union, Suwannee,
Bradford, Hamilton, Lafayette,
Baker, Gilchrist, Dixie, and
Madison. Judging of the
projects will take place on
-Wednesday, February 22 from
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Open house for
the community will be on the
22 from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. The
awards ceremony will be held
on Thursday, February 23, 10
a.m. in the Alfonso Levy
Performing Arts Center on
campus..The winners will be
able to participate in the State
-Science and Engineering: Fair
in Orlando, Florida on April
20. Some. students from prior
fairs have even made it to the
International competition.
Katie Reichert and Jessica
Stanton,, both current students
at Columbia High School have
made it to the International
fair. Jessica Stanton placed
fourth in the. 2005 Intel
International' Science and
Engineering Fair in Phoenix,
Arizona. The 2006 'Intel
International Science and
Engineering Fair will be held
in Indianapolis, Indiana, May
7-13, 2006,.
The fairs are coordinated b\
Charleen Kelley, Columbia
High School instructor, Renae
Allen, Union County High
School instructor and
facilitated by LCCC faculty
member Dr. Cheryl Boice,
science professor arrd Dr.
David Murdock (retired) PCS
For more information,,
contact Charleen' Kelley at
Columbia High School, Renae
Allen at Union County High
School (386) 496-481.1 or
Cheryl Boice at LCCC (386)

proposal is that something has
to change." Parrish wrote in
the letter.
Parrish proposed the board
allow him to change his
schedule to an administrative
schedule that was comparable
to the schedule of other
department heads. As an
example, Parrish said he
proposed to work Monday-
Friday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
"I believe that by placing me
on administrative schedule that
I would be available to conduct
business during regular hours,
be available to cover any sick
call, be more available to
supervise incidents and be
more available for' backup
response," Parrish said. "I
would also be better able to
perform administrative duties
such as grant writing,
complying with state mandates
and provide incident
management more
The letter also stated that the
county had not held it's end of
. an agreement made when
Parrish was appointed to the
"I agreed to accept the
responsibility of coordinating
the Union County Volunteer
Fire 'Department. contingent
upon your promise to me that
you would develop some type
of compensation to be set
during the 1999-2000 budget
process," Parrish said. "The
original amount you(told me
was $2,500 per year. I have
continued to honor my
agreement and coordinate the
fire department. I am asking
you to honor your agreement.
by providing this
The letter was closed out
with Parrish telling
commissioners that' he would
continue to serve the citizens
of Union County at the
discretion of the board.
"However, I can no longer
physically continue to work
the amount of hours that I have
worked in 'the past years,"
Parrish said.
At the board's Feb. 20
meeting, Parrish addressed the
board about the issue. .
m, "1 m nissg opportupilies
because'I'm stuck worddcg,the
truck," Parrish told the board.
"I brought this-to Mr. Smith's
attention and told him I
thought the difference in my

Event to get
people moving
The Union County Health'
Department will-be sponsoring
a community walk to promote
physical acti\ it[ on Frida'i
Feb. 24.
It will -be a great
opportunity, to get exercise and
spend time ilth coworkers,
-familN and friends. The walk
.will start at city hall in Lake
Butler at 12 p.m. and proceed
down to Lake Butler
Elemer tarN School and return
to cit hall. Everyone is
Community participants
Include: 'the city of Lake
Butter,' the Union County
Public Library, the Union
County Health Department,
Union Count\ School District,
the Union County Extension
Office, the Lake Butler,
Hospital & Hand Surgery
Center, the Ramadan Hand.
Institute. Willow s Cafi, the
Lake Butler Famill and
Pediatric Clinic, the Union
Count) Sheriff's Department,
the Union County Office of
Emergency Management and
the Florida Council on Crime
and Delinquency. '

pay and a call time Emergency
Medical Technicians pay
would offset the difference."
In a set of figures put
together by Parrish, they
showed at the current rate of
pay, the county would be
paying out $583,507.98 in
payroll for the current fiscal
year. By moving Parrish to an
salary-based pay scaJe rather
than an hourly pay scale, the
county would save $1,000.
This would include hiring a
full-time EMT to take
Parrish's slot in the shift
"A call time EMT makes
$7.30 an hour," *Parrish said.
"You just cut your hourly rate
by half. Retirement, FICA and
other benefits figured on a
lower salary are obviously
Parrish did admit that it
appeared he was working an
exboritant amount of hours.
"The hours that are there are
minimal hours," Parrish said.
"This is pretty much a daily,
job for me. You cad look at
that one of two ways. One way
is, well, you need to do a better
job of managing and get your
employees to do that for you.
If anybody can do that, then I
say, bring them and let them
Parrish restated his point
about being the most effective,
director he could be.
"As stated in the letter, I
don't think I'm as efficient as I
could be," Parrish said. "I just
can't physically continue to do
Parrish said he"knew the
ultimate decision would come .
down to how all five
commissioners felt the job was,
being dome.
"I believe it depends on,
whatever your opinion is. of
how" the job's being done,"'.
Parrish said. "The bottom line
is I'm asking to get off the
truck so I can better manage
my department."
Commissioner Karen Cossey
asked Parrish if he would be
available if the need arose!
"If I'm there, I'm siil'l a
paramedic, I'm still going to
he on the truck," Parrish said:-.'
"This -will allow us to cover-
more calls and not lose so
many Department of
Corrections calls. I would be
available to all these things and
it would be a flat salary rather
than all the. overtime I
currently have.".
Chairman Wayne Smith said
he sould have to review the
request along with the other,
"We'll all take it under-
consideration and bring it up at
the nemt meeting," Smith said.

There is no such fish as
a sardine. Canned
sardines are generally
young herring.

Teacher Mary Ann Davis stands with her student
Taylor Wilkins holding Wilkins account of the book

Wilkins gives account of


4-H Program Assistant

As part of 4-H school
enrichment program at Lake
Butler Elementary School,
Mary Ann. Davis' and
Rebecca. Wolfson's classes
read the book Lightfoot by
Roy Copeland.
The following is account of
the book by Taylor Wilkins..
I am glad Mr. Coody came
to read to my class. He read a
book titled Lightfoot. I enjoyed
Lightfoot for two reasons.
Lightfoot painted a picture in
my mind and it was
To start off, Lightfoot
painted a picture in my mind.
For example I really
understand' where he lives.
Lightfoot lives in a cypress
He climbed up everyday to
get in his little hole in the
cypress tree. In my mind I can

to his or her house. Another
example is Lightfoot found
Star. She was a beautiful.
bobcat, with a touch of blue.-
One time when Mr. Coody
read Lightfoot in my mind, 1:
saw Lightfoot become a father.
In addition, Lightfoot was
adventurous. For. example
Lightfoot saved Star. from Mr.
Johnson. Lightfoot jumped on
Mr. Johnson and attacked.
Another e\ample_. is.
Lightfoot sa'ed the little'
kitten. Lightfoot didn't smell'
the scent of death. He raced to
the spot where the kittens had
been attacked and found Runt.
One time %when I thought
Lightfoot "as ad% enturous was
when he showed Runt ho\\ to
climb the tree right. That
would be hard because Runt
kept going the wrong %way
down the tree.
"To wrap this up I really]
enjoyed the book. It is
ad'enturotis and paints a

accepts items
The Union County
Historical Society accepts
historical items for the
Marjoric l)rig gers
Museum every Monday
from 9 a.m. until noon.
The museum is located on
S.R. 100 in Lake Butler in
the Townsend Building.
For more information,
contact Cindy .North at
(386) 496-3044;

Town of WS
meets first
Tuesday of
The town of
Worthington Springs holds
its monthly meeting of the
first Tuesday of, each
month at the Worthington
Springs Volunteer Fire
Department beginning at 7
p.m. The station is located
on S.R. 121 in
Worthington Springs;.

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helps UC
The Older Americans
Act provides a variety of

services to seniors in
Union County. Home
delivered meals, nutrition
education,. telephone
reassurance, recreation,
health support and
congregate meals are just
some of the many sert ices
the program offers. Fro
more information about the
program, contact the
Suwanee Riser Economic
Council at (386)496-2342.


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contact Greg Snyder or
Bruce Dukes.I

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Are prepaid phone cards the same as credit
calling cards?
Prepaid phone cards and credit calling cards are
not the same. Prepaid phone cards represent
telephone calling minutes that are paid for before
actually placing the calls. You will not be billed later
for the calls made with your prepaid phone card.
With a traditional credit calling card, you receive a
bill and pay after making the call.
What should you know before purchasing a
prepaid phone card?
> How much does each minute of the conversation
time cost?
> Does it cost more to make an international call?
> Will minutes be used for ring-time, or
conversation time? You should only be charged
for conversation time.
> Will there be any additional fees for each call?
> Is the card "rechargeable?" (Can more minutes
be purchased once the initial amount is
depleted?) If so, will the, per-minute rate be the
same as it was originally? Will there be any
additional fees for each call once the card is
"recharged"? Some cards can be recharged
through a credit card, making the card even more
> Is there an expiration date on the card? Be sure
to use the minutes before the expiration date.
Some phone cards expire, even if there are
unused minutes left on them.
> Is the Personal Identification Number (PIN), which
is printed on the card,; ut of sight and hidden
from view? Be sure that no one has access to
the PIN. This will protect minutes from being used
prior to purchasing the card.
> Is there a toll-free customer service number?
> What is the issuing company's refund policy?
> Is this your first purchase of a prepaid phone
card? Purchasing a card with a small amount of
minutes will allow you to sample the serviceand
limit loss should the card fail to operate properly.

Why would, someone want to use a prepaid
phone card?
Potential Savings: Regardless of your distance
from the person you are calling, the prepaid phone
card's price per-minute is usually the same.

WS looking
for board
The town of
Worthington Springs is
looking to establish' a
board of directors for
appeals and. procedures. If;
you are a citizen and
would like to be on this:
board, contact the city'
office on Wednesday's
between 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.,
at (386) 496-1006.

Have confidence that if you.
have done a little thing
well, you can do a bigger
thing well, too.
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Convenience: Prepaid phone cards provide a
convenient way to make long distance calls from a
payphone without using coins, or from any phone
without being billed for the call.
Security: If your prepaid phone card is lost or
stolen, the amount of loss is limited to the value of
the card. With lost credit calling cards, you may be
subject to additional charges for calls made by
others prior to your canceling the card.
How do you use a prepaid phone card?
> Dial the toll-free access number printed on the
> Enter your personal identification number (PIN).
> Dial the number of the person you want to call.
Many prepaid phone cards give you voice prompts
at each step, telling you how many minutes you have
remaining on your card, or when you are about to
run out of call time.
What if my card doesn't work?
> You may have used all the minutes on the card.
> Check for an expiration date on the card. The
card mayhave expired.
> Call the toll-free customer service number printed
on the card and request assistance.
> Write to the company that issued the card.The'
mailing address should be printed on the card.
> Call the Florida Public Service Commission
The PSC is available to assist with questions
concerning prepaid calling cards. For questions or.
concerns, call 1-800-342-3552. You may also e-
mail us at contact@ psc.state.fl.us, or visit our
Internet home page at http:Ilwww.floridapsc.com,
for more information.

Lisa Polak Edgar Is the Chairman of the
Florida Public Service Commission. The
PSC sets 'the rates regulated utility
companies charge for natural gas, electric
and telephone service within the state. In
.36 counties, it sets the price you pay for
the water you drink, If your water company
Is privately owned.
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Project Grad
to hold
Coordinators for Project
Grad will hold an
organizational meeting on
Thursday, Feb. 23, in the.
Lake Butler Elementary.
School conference room at
6:60 p.m. If you are,
interested in helping plan
this year's elent, you are
asked to attend this
meeting. For more
information, contact Marie
Pitman at (386) 496-4110
or Jenny Shannon atl 386)

Girls fast
pitch softball
The Union County girls
softball league will
continue registration for
the 2006 season this
Saturday, Feb. 23, at
Spires IGA.in Lake Butler.
Sign-ups itill be held from
9a.m.-l p.m.
A copy of each child's
birth certificate ill need
to be presented at the time
'of registration. For more
information, contact Jason
Davison at (904) 626-6497
or Travis Rimes at (352),

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Prepaid phone cards are a way to purchase long distance telephone service before actually placing the
long distance calls. They are usually sold at convenience stores, discount stores, large retail stores,
service stations, and airports. They are typically sold in $5, $10, or $20 denominations, and look like a
credit card. These cards may also be called "phone cards," "prepaid debit cards." "telecards," "prepaid
telephone cards," or "prepaid calling services."

Tour inspires
students to
write plays
Florida Studio Theatre's
Write a Play Tour will visit
Union City High School on
Feb. 27.
The Write a Play Tour
kicked off their statewide tour
on Dec. 5 and continues
through March 31. The tour is
a part of FST's Write a Play
program. Launched in 1991
with the support of the Florida
Arts Council and the National
Endowment for the Arts
Challenge funds, the program
reaches an average of 55,000
Florida children each year.
The Write a Play tour team
provides in-class workshops
designed by professional
playwrights. The workshops
help students explore their
imaginations without
boundaries or limits, while
giving them the tools and
incentives to write plays for
the Young Playwrights
Festival. FST also offers
specially designed residencies
that take students step-by-step
through the process of writing
a play.
The program has impacted
more than one million children
since its inception. The unique
and special program aims to
teach children to write. FST's
Write a Play program has not
only inspired young creative
minds, it has also increased
reading and writing scores in
the program's participants.
Chris Friday, FST's teaching
artist, will conduct the
workshops at Union City High
Known as Sarasota's
Contemporary Theatre, Florida
Studio Theatre was founded in
1973 by Jon Spelman. Starting
out as a "small touring
company, FST traveled- to
places such as migrant camps
and prisons. The company.
eventually settled do'. n into a
permanent ,home, acquiring the
former Woman's Cl'ub
building now renamed the
Keating Theatre In the years
.that followed, Florida Studio

Theatre established itself as a
major force in American
Theatre, presenting
contemporary theater in its
three theater venues: the
Keating Theatre, the Goldstein
Cabaret and its newest space,
the Gompertz Theatre.
Even with its growth, FST
remains firmly committed to
making the arts accessible and
affordable to a broad-based
audience. Under Richard
Hopkins, artistic director and
chief executive officer, FST
develops theater that speaks to
the living, evolving, and
dynamically changing world.
As FST grows and expands, it
continues to provide audiences
with challenging,
contemporary drama and
innovative programs.
For more information or to
book a workshop or
performance, please contact
Jim Ragona, Write a Play
manager, at (941) 366-9797

LCCC offers law
Lake City Community
College will be offering an
Auxiliary Law Enforcement
Officer Academy course
beginning March 6, 2006
through June 30, 2006 at a cost
of $1,377.55.
This program will be
conducted on the Olustee
Campus in Building 3, Lab 1.'
The hours will be 6 p.m. to 10
p.m. Monday through Friday.
This course will not certify an
individual to be a full-time
Florida Law Enforcement or
Corrections Officer.
It is designed to provide
training for persons wishing to
join law enforcement reserve
organizations and render law
enforcement volunteer service
assisting fully certified law
enforcement officers.
Applicants must meet state
minimum requirements for la"
enforcement sen ice to include
passing the Basic Abilities
Test for La%% Enforcement and
a criminal history fingerprint
check. AcademN students must
be 19 years of age before June,

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diploma or (GED. and pass a
physical exam.
There will be a iainddator\
meeting on Wednesday.
January 18, 2006 at 6 p.m. in
Building 3 on the ()lustce
For registration materials
and additional informnalion
please call the I a\\
Enforcement Division at (386)
754-4391 or (386) 754-4383.
or contact the La\\
Enforcement Division b\ e-
m a i I at
brownd@lakecitycc.edu or
through the Lake City
Community college Web page,

SREC has
alternate meal
site for seniors
The Suwannee River
Economic Council has an
alternative congregate meal
site for seniors 60 and older.
On Tuesday and Thursdays,
from 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.,
seniors can come to the
Worthington Springs First
United Methodist Church to
enjoy free food, music and a
,sing-along. For more
information, contact SREC at
(386) 496-2342.

UCHS offers
tutoring classes
Union County High School
will be offering tutoring
classes Monday-Thursday
from 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Subjects can receive help in a
variety of areas., Parents
wishing to enroll their children
can pick up an application at
UCHS front office. For more
information, contact Geraldine
Griffis at (386) 496-3040 ext.,

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man's life is his little,
nameless, unremembered
acts of kindness and of
-William Wordsworth




Page 8A UNION COUNTY TIMES Feb. 23, 2006

Lake Butler VFW raises money for Murphy's

Tina Blanton draws a card from a bag VFV Post Commander Harold Pittman is

More than 25 people participated in a charity card game with all proceeds going to
the Murphy family.

Right.,Riders leave for the
first leg of five leg journey,
that would carry them
through three counties.

The Lake Butler Veterans
of Foreign wars Post
10082 hosted a benefit for
the Murphy family on Feb.
18. The post sponsored a
poker run and card
tournament to help the
Murphy children involved
in the bus accident on
Jan. 25. "We are here to
raise money to help this
family in any way we
- can," said Post
Commander Harold
Pittman. Pittman's luck
was with him Saturday.,
He drew four 4's to help
him win the poker run. He
generously donated all
his winnings to the family.
The post raised more than
$500 to help the family in
their time of need.

recognized by
The National Council: for
Public-Private Partnerships
hai a mission.
SIts. mission is to advocate
and facilitate the formation of
public-private partnerships at
the federal, -state, and local
levels to raise the awareness of--
governments and businesses of
the means' by which 'their,
cooperation can cost
effectively provide the public
with quality goods, services,
and facilities. The NCPPP has
recognized this mission by
awarding Lake City
Community College with its
Public-Private Partnership
A\.. rd Associate .Professor of
Dr. John Rowe accepted the
j" ard on behalf of the college.
According to the NCPPP, Lake
;City Communit. College is the
-only community college to
receive this award twice in the
last-five years. The college
received their first award from
the NCPPP in 2003 for a
program that offers continuing
education credits for
emplo' ees at wastewater
-Rowe recognized the
problem, developed a solution,
and presented that solution to

the Live. Oak Wastewater
Treatment Facility.
Every city has a water
waste treatment facility,"
Rowe said These facilities
take the communityas waste
' and convert most of it to.
usable water. The process that
is commonly used to
breakdown the sludge that
makes up appro\imatel\ one
percent of the waste\\ater is
called the aerobic process.
This means that oxygen is
present in- the breakdown
process. The bacteria in the
oxygen that is pumped in' to
the holding area for the sludge
breaks it down."
Another way of breaking
.down the sludge- is the -
anaerobic process.
For more information about
Lake Community Collegeas
water and wastewater
programs,, call Rowe at (386)
754-4279 or e-mail at.
rowei @lakecit cc.edu.

Times Staff Writer

The Union County Office of
Emergency Management is
asking all Union County
residents to make sure their
new 911 addresses are clearly
posted in an area emergency
personnel will be able to
clearly see it.
At the county commission's
Feb. 20 meeting, Emergency
Medical Services Director
Allen Parrish urged
commissioners to speak with
people in their district about
posting their new address.
"It's critical that citizens
have these numbers posted so
that emergency personnel can
use the system to get to them
in a timely manner," Parrish
He told commissioners that
that while most emergency
personnel knew the layout of
the county, new personnel not
familiar with the county might
struggle i.) find residents
Sthoul the number in place.
"Being able to find a
residence quickly could
literally\ be j matter of life or
death.' Pjrrish said. "By
making sure \our 911 address
-is --in-place.--you -assure a
quicker response from
emergency% personnel."
W hen the county enacted
legislation for the new system,
it required residents to post the
ne" address in two places. The
first being the dwelling in
which residents lived. The
second % as for residents to
post the number at the entrance
of their dri% eay.
The numbers need to be at
-lea-st.. inches-tall. The must
also be at least 1.5 inches in
"idth. All numbers must
contrast in color with the
background on which they are
affixed and must be visible day
or night.
While this is the minimum-
standard, Parrish tQld
commissioners that it was vital
that the addresses could be
seen, especially at night.
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must appeal to interest,
rather than intellect.
-Benjamin Franklin

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Taxpayers who owe the IRS
must read this before April 15
.-If you owe $10,000 or more in past. We don't-let our computer tell us
due taxes, there are four solutions:, what to do. We can give you a loan
(1) You can payit in full. This is, of when others say no even if you have
course, your best option. a "low" credit score.
(2) You can pay it off with a credit THREE,.there's an excellent chance
card. This is not a good solution- your loan will be approved. We
unless you can pay off your credit approve 6 out of 7 applicants.
card in full quickly. Besides, the IRS And some of these people have
charges you a hefty "comnemence' credit scores below 540. You have an
fee 86% chance of getting a loan-no
(3) You can borrow from a friend or matter cur situation .
relative. You already know this is not Why must you call before April
a good idea. 15? Because you don't know what
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home to pay off your debts. may garnish your wages, seize your
car or even foreclose your house.
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ONE, we guarantee the lowest rate
in writing. We will beat alloffers--or you have equity in your home. We
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"The easier it is for
personnel to spot the address,
the faster emergency personnel
can get to a resident to assist
them," Parrish said.
Parrish told commissioners
that, as the county grows, it
will be more and more
important that the system is in
"As the county expands, it
will be- necessary to put more
emergency personnel in place,"
Parrish said. "Many of those
people will not be from this
county and will rely on the
system to get to residents
When emergency
management first distributed
the new addresses to residents,
each was provided with two
sets of numbers that met the
county's minimum standard.
"If residents have lost those
.numbers, we will replace them
so that they can ensure the
address is posted," Doug York
said, director of emergency
management. "If residents
have lost their new address,
they can call OEM for that as
In June the county fully
converted all addresses to the
new system. It a universal
system that is used in most
towns and counties across the
United States. The system
helps first respeonders, such as
fire, EMS and police find a
location even if they had never
been in the county previously.

James Redmond can be
reached at (386) 496-2261 or

Extension office
There are two coupon
programs that Union County,
Farmers' Market has .been
certified to accept: FMNP and
Elder Care.
Vegetable gardeners- and
f. rmfier \\h arf To' --acept-T
these coupons must be.
certified bN the Florida
Department of Agriculture
with a formal training. A
signed contract with Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Conrsumer Sen ices for the
season and grow er certification
number allows the farmer to
accept FN1NP and Elder Care
coupons for produce.
On Tuesday, Feb. 28,,
starting at 6 p.m. the:

certification training will be
held at the Union County
Commissioners meeting room
at the Union County
Courthouse. Certification has
now gone to a yearly contract.
All growers who want to be
able to take coupons this
spring at the Union County
Farmers' Market must attend
training and become certified
for the 2006 spring season.
The Union County
Extension Office will also
present information on what
you might want to grow to
increase your income and
round out your sales.
Linda Landrum, multi-
county marketing agent from
the Live Oak Research Center
will present some practical
information that should be
helpful. The office will also
give an update on the Union
County Farmers' Market plans
for the season.
The market is proud to be
one of the five Farmers'
Markets that is in the FMNP
and Elder Care program in
Florida. Many markets are on
the waiting list to be part of
this program.
Please take advantage of this
training and certification
session. If you miss this
session the nearest training
session will be held in
Tallahasseeat the Leon County
Extension Office on March 8.
. For more- information about
the Union County Farmers'
Market, call the Union County
Extension Office at (386) 496-

Dial a Story
available to
Young children of
Union County are invited
to call Dial .a Story.
Children can hear a story
by calling (386) 496-2542.
Dial a Story is free
telephone service provided
by the Union County
Public Library. Stories are
geared toward children
ages 12 and younger.
Stories are changed
weekly. For more
information, call (386)

-UCHS Class of
1986 planning
S'The Union County high
School Class of 1986 will
have a planning meeting for
its 20 year reunion.
Anyone interested in
helping with planning is
encouraged, to attend. For
more information, contact
Jordaina Bridges at (386)

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

Bradford County Fair will be here earlier than usual

Telegraph Staff Writer
'The 561h annual Bradford
County Fair -will -be here
before you know it, and this
year it will be here even
This year's fair is scheduled
for March 17-26, which is two
weeks "earlier than when it

Foster parent
sets up fund
for the Manns

Telegraph Staff Writer
In the February 2006 issue
of Partnership for Strong
.Families' newsletter, the
president of the Florida State
Foster/Adoptive Parent
-Association announced it has
set up a Memorial Fund for the
,Mann and Scott family.
Melsia Page-Bailie said'in a.;
letter to the "Foster Family
Newsletter" that :the FSFAPA
has opened upt a fund at
Wachovia Bank.
-She w rote, "We will use the
funds to pay bills for the Mann
family and also to assist the
families of other
foster/adopted children who
pass away."
Page-Bailie had an adoptive
child die, too.
"Losing one child was
devastating enough, and I can't
imagine the grief ... after
losing seven children," she
said. "We should band
together as a community and
- support these-families as they
walk through the hardest
journey of their lives."
Contributions can be given
at any branch of Wachovia
under account number
2000025873472. The) can also
be mailed to FSFAPA at 900
The Rialto, Venice, FL 34285.

Kiwanis Club
poker tourney
The Kiwanis Club of Starke
is sponsoring a Texas Hold
'em poker tournament at Starke .
Golf and Country Club at 6:30
p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.
The tourney is limited to the
first 64 players.
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Clay Co. to
host meat
goat work-
shop Feb. 25
On Saturday, Feb. 25, from
1:30 to 4:30 p.m., there will be
a meat goat production,
workshop for producers and 4-
H youth.. ...
The event will be held at the
Clay County Extension Office
on S.R. 16 in Green Cove
Springs. Topics of discussion
will-include, an overview of the
meat industry,. .herd health,
nutrition, herd protection.
animals and a Scrapie/NAIS
Program update. There will
also be some hands-on
opportunities for youth in goat
care and fitting and showing.
If interested in attending and
for more information, please
call the Bradford County
Extension Office at (904) 966-
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__ Agricultural Sciences is an
equal opportunity institution
authorized to provide research,
educational information and
other services only to
individuals and-institutions
that function with
nondiscrimination with respect
to race, .creed, color, religion,
age, disability, sex, sexual
orientation, marital status,
nanorial origin, political
opinions or affiliations.

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normally occurs.
"We want to make sure folks
are getting ready for it," said
Chub Johnson, the fair
The Bradford Fair
Association looked at several

factors in making the decision
to have the fair take place
earlier. One is that now it will
not coincide with the Clay
County Fair. Another is that
now it will not coincide with
spring break in Bradford

County schools.
"We wanted the schools to
be more involved," Johnson
said. "As a result, we now
have six booths that are being
sponsored by the Bradford
school system."

Greater participation in the
booth/exhibition area is
something the fair association
is striving toward. Johnson
said more invitations have
been sent out in an effort to
bring the exhibition area to full

"There are a lot of new
vendors this year," Johnson
said, adding that there are still

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In Memory

Roosevelt Carroll
HAMPTON Roosevelt
Carroll Sr., 81, of Hampton died
Saturday. Feb. 18, 2006, at the
VA Hospital in Gainesville
following an extended illness.
Born in Augusta, Ga. on March
24, 1924, Mr. Carroll moved to
Hampton from Augusta. He
served in the U.S. Army during
World War II and was retired, He
was a member of Macedonia
Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Carroll is survived by: his
wife Katie L. Carroll -of
Hampton; sons, Michael Carroll
of Starke, Eric Carroll and
Roosevelt Carroll Jr., both of
Hampton. Harry Blocker of
Fairbanks; daughters, Patricia
McGregor, Freddie Timmons,
Mary Jenkins, all of Hampton,
Virginia Whitfield of Palatka; 23
grandchildren and a host of
great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by a son
Anthony Carroll.
Funeral services for Mr. Carroll
will be held at 11 a.m. on
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at
Macedonia Missionary Baptist
Church in Hampton with the
Rev.-J.B. Richardson conducting
the services. Interment will
follow in Hampton Cemetery
under the care of Haile Funeral
Home of Starke.
The family will receive family
at the funeral home on Friday,
Feb. 24, 2006, from 3-4 p.m. and
friends from 5-8 p.m. The family
will meet at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Roosevelt Carrol.l Sr. to
form the Cortege Saturday at
11:30 a.m. Viewing one hour
prior to service.

Jay Franklin
Bee Franklin, 86, of Keystone
Heights died Thursday, Feb. 16,
2006, at Shands AGH in
Born in Mitchell County, N.C.
on Feb. 6, 1920, Mr. Franklin
moved to Keystone Heights in
1984 from,Daytona Beach. He
was a retired TV repairman and
former truck driver.
Mr. Franklin is survived by
many friends around the
Keystone Heights. area.
Interment was Feb. 20, 20.06 in
Keystone Heights" Cemetery
under the care of Jones Funeral
Home of Keystone Heights.

Norma Tindall
STARKE Norma Marie Bias
Melton Tindall, 93, of Starke
died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at
Windsor Manor Nursing Home
following an extended illness.
Born in Ne, town, Ohio -on.,
Jan, 19, 912. Mrs. Tindall
moied to Starke in 1992 from-
Richmond. Ohio. She was a
homemaker and member of
Victor\ Baptist Church. She was
a retired seamstress arid worked in
the linen department at Shands
Mrs Tindall is survived by:
three daughters. Catherine
Thomas of Hampton, Joyce Mills
of Gainesvtille. Odessia
McConagh. of Williston; two
sons, Leonard Melton of Flagler
Beach and Otis Melton of Starke;
22 grandchildren, 36 great-
grandchildren and one great-
great-grandchild. She was
preceded in death by her
Husbands Lonnie Melton and
Charlie Tindall-. and sons,
Lawrence Bias and Clarence
Mellon. three grandchildren and
tiwo great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Tindall will be held at I I a.m. on
Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, in the
DeWitt C. Jones Chapel.
Interment %ill follow in Santa Fe
Cemetery under the care of Jones
Funeral Home of Starke

Robert White
LAWTEY Robert White, 82,
of Lah tley died Tuesday, Feb. 14,
.2006, in the VA Hospital in
Gainesville following an
extended illness.
Born in Dothan, Ala. on March
15, 1923, Mr. White moved, to
Lawtey from Dothan. He was a
retired heavy equipment
operator for Dupont and served
in the U.S. Army during world
War II. He was a member of
Lawtey Church of Christ.
SMr. White is survived by: his
wife Clementine White of
,La te.\. daughters, Rubs Smith,
Y\onne Rushing, both of
Gaines\ ille, Opal White of
Lah te\. Betty White of West
Palm :Beach, and Brenda Mack;
step-children, Delphne William
of Lawtey, Sylvia Middletori of
Interlachen; sons, Robert While
Jr. of Cocoa, Edward Tucker of
SGainesville, Curtis White of
Lawtey: a stepson Aaron Williams
of Lawtey; a sister Mamie Ross of
La, te\. 20 grandchildren and 14
Funeral services for Mr. White
will be at 1 p.m. in Bradford
County High School
Auditorium on Sunda., Feb. 26,

2006, sith Minister Curtis White
conducting the ..services.
Interment. will follow in
Peetsville CemeterNy in Lawtey
-under the care of.Haile Funeral
Home of Starke
The family will receive family
at the funeral home on- Saturday,
Feb. 25, 2006, from 4-5 p.m. and
friends from 5-8 p.m. and one
hour.prior to the service at ihe
auditoriufn'. The family, will meet
at the home of Minister Curtis
White in Lawtey at' 12:30 p.m. to
form ihe cortege ;

Billie Steele
Billie Katherine Steele, 77, of
Keystone Heights died Supday,
Feb. 25, 2006, at Community
Hospice in Jacksonville.
Born in Waycross, Ga. on Nov.
30, 1928, Mrs. Steele moved to
Keystone Heights in 1998 from
Jacksonville. She was a
homemaker and member of St.
Anne's Episcopal Church. She
was a former member of the
Keystone Heights Woman's Club
and Eastern Star and was made an
honorary member of the
Daughters of The King.
Mrs. Steele is survived by: her
husband of 59 years William
"Bill" Steele of Keystone
Heights; two daughters,
Katherine Ann Steele of
Jacksonville and Pam Kilpatrick
of Oldsmar; two sisters, Frances
Usry and Mildred Witt, both of
Jacksonville; and two
Memorial services for Mrs.
Steele will be held at 1 p.m. on
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, in St.
Anne's Episcopal Church in
Keystone Heights with Father
Harold Ritchie conducting the
services. Interment will follow at'
a later date under the care of
Jones Funeral Home of Keystone
Memorial contributions may
be made to Community Hospice
of NE Florida, 4266 Sunbeam
Rd.,, Jacksonville, FL 32257.

Carl E. Young
E. Young, 91, of Keystone
Heights died Friday, Feb. 17,
2006, at Shands Starke following
a sudden illness.
Born in Allentown, Pa. on July
13, 1914, Mr. Young moved to
Keystone Heights 10 years ago
from Melrose. He was a member
of Friendship Bible Church in
Keystone Heights and was active
in Gideons International for
more than 30 years. He worked in
the prison ministry, led the choir
at his church and volunteered at
the V.A. Hospital with more than
1,000 hours.
Mr. Young is survived by: his
wife of 21 years Helen Young of
Keystone Heights; two
daughters, Carolyn Stephens of
Dunkin, S.C. and Jan Morgan of
Spartanburg, S.C.; and a brother
Earl Young of Live Oak.
Funeral services for Mr. Young
were Feb. 21, 2006 in Friendship
Bible Church'with the Rev. Paul
Coleman and the Rev. Mike
Gates conducting the services.-
Interment followed in Eliam
SCme.tery in Melrose under the
'care of Jones Funeral Home of '
,,pystopneHeights,, ,,u


The obituaries on this page
are considered news and are
-published free of charge by the
Bradford County Telegraph.

Lori Nicole Anderson

Linda Leigh

In Loving Memoty of
Linda Leigh
Dec. 20. 1949-Feb. 15. 2004
If tears could build a bridge and
memories a lane, we'd walk right
up to heaven and bring you home
Love, Mom, Dad and Brett

We wish to express our gratitude to
everyone who supported us during
this difficult time.
All of the prayers, food and flowers
were very much appreciated.
Thank you and may God bless you.
From the Family of the late
Alexander James Berry.

Cecilia Elixson and family would
like to thank everyone involved for
their help during this time of
tragedy and recovery.
We appreciate the community of
Union County for all their support
and prayers. We-would especially
like to thank R&E Construction
and Pat Cunningham.
Thanks also to RMC West Unitfor
their donations.
Darren Elixson

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In Loving Memory of'
Lori Nicole Anderson
Feb. 24. 1981 -Oct. 22, 1999
"Who You'd Be Today"
Fall days seem to hurt the most.
We wear the pain like a heavy coat.
We feel you everywhere we go.
We see your smile, see your face.
We hear you laughing in the rain.
Still can't believe you're gone.
It ainit fair you died so young.
Like a story that had just begun.
That day tore the pages all away.
God knows howl miss you.
A II the Hell that I've been through.
.Just knowing, no one can take your
Sometimes I wonder Who You'd
Be Today. "
Would you see the world, would you
chase your dreams. Settle down
with a family. We wonder what
would you name your babies.
Sometimes the sky is so blue, Ifeel
like I can talk to you. We know it
must sound crazy.
It ain 'tfair you died too young.
Like a story that had just begun.
That day tore the pages all away
God knows how I miss you.
A II the Hell that I'vei ben through.
Just knowing, no one can take your
Sometimes I wonder Who You'd
Be Today."
Fall days seem to hurt the most.
We wear the pain like a heavy coat.
The only liti Ci that .7I/I, S ,- meiop,
is knowing 'llsee you again
We love you and miss you so much/i
Your family

Christopher Smith

In Loving Memory of
Christopher Leonl Smith

Tlo Iv loving son
Christopher Smith
This is the hardest thing that I have
ever had to write I know what I feel
vet to write it down just doesn't
seem like it s enough. The void in
miny life since you've been gone is so
great that it just makes my heart
ache. There is not a day that goes
by that I don't think of you,
something that you said or did to
make me laugh, smile or even get
mad. I wish so much that I could
have more of those times with you.
The 26th of February was one of
the greatest days in my life, the day.
that God gave you to me. I miss you
so much. We all do. I love you more
than words can ever say. Happy
18thli Birthday, my darling son.
Love always,
Your mother Gloria

To inm loving brother Chris,
Big brother I just want to say how
much I miss you and that I love you.
It has been hard for us to go on
without yoiu. I miss being in the
yard with you throwing the football
that you loved so much. I think of
you all the time. Happy 18th

Toimy loving brother Cihris,
It has been so hard to be here
witholit you. I miss the way that you
always took care of me when mama
was at work. The way that you
would kiss and hug me when I hurt
myself or was sad about something.
I wish you were here. I love you and
Happy 18th Birthday!
Love, Jimea

To my nephew,
Christopher you were always
special to me. The memories of you
will last until time ends. You were
more than my nephew, you were
also my good friend.
I thank Godfor the time we spent
together: He allowed me to watch
you grow. Even though this is
difficult for me, this is the will of
God Alnighty I know.
I can't begin to say with words just
how much I already miss you.
But I know one day we'll meet
again. Rest now, Auntie will always,
love you.
Auntie Toya, Lisa andAngie,..
Uncle Melvin, Mihon and Marvin

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In Loving Memory of
Frank Jackson III "Peco"
Dec. 17, 1948 Feb. 20, 2004
You've been gone two years and wrong you went through in life.
there are still tears. I thought it was
beautiful that the day you died, you Until we meet again, I'll dwell on
got a chance to fulfill all the your smile.
wonderful things in life ... as a You'll always be in our hearts.
father and an older brother.
Your oldest daughter,
I still can see your smile. You never Ms. Syvella Jackson and
once complained about all the granddaughter Crystal Pinckney


:Words cannot express how much
you will be missed
:The smell of your skin or sweet
gentle kiss
,the sound of your shoes scuffling on
,-the floor.
or you telling your jokes and
.hearing you say "just one more."
"The way you would laugh or
:chuckle out loud, or hug your
grand kids like you were so proud.
To see the light in your eyes or the
smile on your face,
When your grand kids were around
to you everything was in place.
You always made us all feel like
everything was okay,
you showered us with your love and
it c kAi," iI .as hl re to stav.
Ie never had a dodbt r., '
worry on our mind,
with grandpa around, everything
was going to bejust fine.,
No matter what the story or
situation was, you were always
willing to lend'a hand,
We may have to lookfor you, but
always finding you at the produce
Hearing your stories of how the
flea market went,
Or listening to you fuss on how
much you spent
Every Sunday, youwyould come in
and sit. We would all anticipate you
'saying how you were going to quit.
But deep down we all knew, what
the flea market really meant to you.
Now you are at the produce stand in
the sky, putting only five tomatoes
in the basket and telling no
icutomers no lie..
In closing, Grandpa, we would all
like to say. Ie love and will miss
you each and every day. "
Written by
Detria Harvey

The family of John "Edison" Ford
would like to express our deepest
gratitude to our friends and family
for all their thoughts, prayers,
food, flowers and most of all their
A special thank you to Archie
Tanner Funeral Home.
We love and appreciate each and
every one of you.
Thank you,
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HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the
Bradford County Land Development
Regulations, as amended, hereinafter
referred to as the Land Development
Regulations, objections,
recommendations and comments
concerning a special exception, as
described below, will be heard by the
Board of Adjustment of Bradford
County, Florida, at a public hearing
on March 6, 2006 at 6:30 p.m., or as
soon thereafter as the matter can be
heard, in the County Commission
Meeting Room, North Wing, County
Courthouse located at 945 North
Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida.
SE-06-1, a petition by Scherer
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to request a Special Exception be
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A parcel of land lying within Section
12, Township 8 South, Range 22
East, Bradford County, Florida. Being
more particularly described, as
Parcel Number: 05462-0-00000 and
containing 121 acres more or less.
The public hearing may be continued
to one or more future dates. Any
interested party shall be advised that
the date, time and place of any
continuation of the public hearing
shall be announced during the public
hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be
published, unless said continuation
exceeds'six calendar weeks from the
date of the above referenced public
At the aforementioned public hearing,
all interested parties may appear to
be heard with respect to the special
Copies of the special exception
application are available for public
inspection at the Office of the Director
of Zoning, Planning and Building,
County Courthouse located at 945
North Temple Avenue, North Wing,
Starke, Florida, during regular
business hours.
All persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision made
at the above referenced public
hearing, they will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, they may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the
pr oceedings is made, which record
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some booth spaces remaining.
If interested in displaying a
booth at the fair, please call
(904) 964-5252 as soon as
The exhibition area will be
open for a longer duration this
year-eight days. It will be
closed only on the two
Sunday (March 19, 26).
That was one of the
complaints the fair association
has received in the past-that
there were days where the only
area open was the midway.
"The feedback on the exhibit
area being open on a different
schedule has all been
positive," Johnson said.
Another complaint people
have made is that the midway
did not have a ferris wheel or a
merry-go-round. However, the
midway provider has assured
Johnson that those two rides
will make up the
approximately 35 rides at this
year's fair.
Another change involves the
entertainment schedule, which
will now feature two gospel
nights (Thursday-Friday,
March 23-24).
In the past, there has been
only one gospel night and it
drew more people than all the
other nights of entertainment
put together.
"Gospel night just fills up,"
Johnson said.
The Backwood Boys, who
Johnson described as a
perennial favorite, will be
performing March 23 and they
are usually joined onstage by
the local Frampton family.
March 24 will feature Pure
Heart from Firs.t Baptist
Church of Jacksonville, the

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praise team from Starke's
River of Life Church of God
(formerly Starke Church of
God) and the Dosses, a well-
known group from North
"They've traveled this area
quite a bit, so a lot of people
will know them," Johnson said
of the Dosses. "They'll be a
good draw for us."
It all adds up to what
Johnson hopes is a great

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"Our primary focus this year
is to give the community a
first-class fair experience by
improving the exhibition area
and working with the midway
provider to make sure this is
our best fair ever," Johnson
Please keep reading the
Bradford County Telegraph for
complete fair schedules in
coming weeks.


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Vtoorrow's m ori

tomorrow's memories

In a prior article you were asked to
check your memories for various
-Starke landmarks and residents. Some
incidents were vintage 1930s, and
perhaps few will remember first hand
__that_-George -Rober-ts--bought the
Harold C. Wall Insurance Agency
after attending the University of
Florida following World War II. The
construction of the Winn-Dixie
building was more recent and many
people should remember the
buildings that were razed in clearing
the lot.
The questions in the former article
were raised to make a point; How
quickly do we forget! Neither the city
nor the county has a historian,
although there should be one
recording activities in the community.
Since there is no official historian, the
Telegraph falls heir to the
responsibility and attempts to fulfill
its mission of recording the changing
scene. The treasure trove of
information recorded in the county
clerk's office provides bare bones
,--information in official records, but the
behind-the-scenes activities remain
hidden and lost in the annals of time.
To get to the "meat of the coconut,"
one needs to review old copies of the
Telegraph bound in annual books and
stored: in the red brick Telegraph
building on Call' Street.
Unfortunately, newsprint doesn't
handle the passing of time very well,
and becomes brittle and easily
damaged in reviewing old stories.
---The-city of Starke now stands-at an
historic moment in time. Although we'
celebrated the end of the 20th: Century
Dec. 31, 1999, the new century
actually ''began Jan. -i-2001. Our
"hometown stood on the threshold of
change, although it wasn't as obvious
as it is today because business
interests were quietly buying land and
making plans. With construction of a
Wal-Mart Supercenter on U.S. 301
South, the genie is out of the bottle,
and refuses tQ.go-baek-irt Several
more businesses are rumored to be
considering Starke for an investment,
and several plots of woodland are
being looked at- for -home
construction. New homes are coming
up out of the ground throughout the
Although the population growth has
been lagging, Starke and Bradford
-County have actually been preparing
for solid growth for a number of
years. Witness the new construction
of government buildings, including
the renovation of the courthouse, a
new jail and sheriff's office building,
a new EMS building, a storage
building and other governmental
buildings in the immediate area for
court-related activities. A senior
activities building is located behind
the courthouse that provides for,
- seniors and -for a voting precinct. A
new county health center is situated
on the former Lawson home site's 15
acres, apparently with space for future
The school system, which includes

Santa Fe Community College, hasn't
been idle. In recent years SFCC has
renovated the old, red-brick
courthouse into an outstanding
classroom facility with historical
significance and unique character. On
the site of the old county jail stands a
newer college building, funded by a
gift from philanthropist Lillian
Stump, first citizen of Starke in the
finest sense of the word. She saw the
need and her six-figure gift made the
solution possible.
On property adjacent to the new
college facility on Pratt Street, ground
was- broken last month for a new
library that will be the envy of other
counties throughout the state. It will
provide an outstanding collection of
books, computers and other facilities
for students and the general public,
with ease of access and ample
parking. The county library will move
into new quarters next year, releasing
the present site to the city for
whatever purpose it deems
City administrators briefly
considered relocating the fire
department to the library site, but
have now decided there are better
places for accessibility for
firefighters. If the library is offered
for sale, the First United Methodist
Church plans to enter a bid, since it is
virtually landlocked and needs
parking space.
The city hasn't kept pace with the
county in construction of buildings,
but it is making progress in cleaning
and rehabilitating the city sewer
system, some of which is 85 years
B. -'But a-t-lecrstruction isn't utilizing
tax funds. Ifl 'recent years Shands
Medical Group has built a modem
medical facility on East Call Street,
and private interests have built a
health complex on S.R. 16, providing
a wide variety of health care'services.
The former Stump's department store
has been converted into a health
facility, and dental offices dot the
town. Optometrists are to be found in
independent locations as wells Wal-
Mart's big-box store. Prescriptions,
may be filled in four locations, and a
fifth (Walgreen's) is committed to a
new building on U.S. 301..
Starke boasts of two modern
nursing homes and an assisted-living
home. Shands at Starke brings in a
number of doctors each week,
specialists in their fields, in addition
to emergency room doctors and
various doctors, and specialists,
professionals who operate
independently. Obviously Starke
doesn't have the population to support
the large medical investment :in
facilities and personnel,- but draws
from a large area in Bradford and
adjoining counties.
Starke is clearly on the move and
investments in the community will
richly reward those with foresight to
take advantage of the opportunity.
By Buster Rahn,
Telegraph Editorialist

The lessons learned during a war
pervade every field of endeavor, with
medical services being the big winner
because of causalities on and off the
battlefield. But it takes time for
techniques and procedures to filter
down to small-town levels, and
Starke, in 1950 was no exception.
Penicillin had been added to the
doctor's arsenal, but generally the
practice of medicine was much like
the past.
Starke's Dr. Herlong Adams was
called up for military service during
World War II. He served his time and
returned to Starke to provide medical
services for his hometown and
Bradford County, but along came the
Korean war, and he again donned the
uniform of his country and set off to
do his duty to God and country.
Before leaving for the second tour,
of duty, he recruited young Dr. Jack
Barry to fill in for him while he was
gone. Dr. Barry, a native of Newberry,
Planned to remain in Starke only until
Dr. Adams' return, but he changed his
mind at Dr. Adams' urging and
remained in Bradford County.
Dr. Barry and young Dr. Tommie
Ritch, a Starke native, formed a close
friendship and working arrangement
when assistance was required,
especially during surgery. When one
of the two scheduled surgery, the
other provided backup and received
$25 for his part in the operation. The
lead surgeon probably received $75
for the job, according to Marty Barry,
wife and office manager for Dr. Barry.
At midcentury, babies were often
,-born at 'home with- a; midwife in
attendance;' Alaeua General Hospita .
was the medical facility of choice for-
women having babies and Dr. J.E.
Maines Jr., the physician of choice for
Bradford and Union county parents.
Women with new babies were usually
kept 10 days to two weeks in a
hospital, but, when babies were born
at home the bed rest was much
shorter, as a rule.
Drg, Ritch and Barry saw the need
for a maternity clinic to provide
improved facilities for women and
infants and moved to fill the need,
utilizing the former Camp Blanding
buildings on Madison Street, now

between the city of Starke a6id
Florida Power and Light
The comparison is-based on
a single month, December
2005, which was the latest
information available to the
reporter. One month later,
though, in January 2006, FPL's
electric rates for residential
customers increased 20 percent,
and its commercial and

industrial rates increased 29
percent to 41 percent.
Truly, the rising cost of fuel
- particularly natural gas -
is impacting every electric
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occupied by Dr. George Restea. The
maternity clinic operated for 2-3
years, until the Bradford County
Hospital was operational.
Marty Barry married Dr. Jack Barry
and moved to Starke in 1959, and
while she had no formal nurse
training, she became the receptionist
and office manager for her husband,
and did whatever came to hand in
helping him treat patients., For a
period of time, Dr. Barry suffered
back problems, and she had to drive
the car for him while he made house
calls. On a cold night, in the predawn
hours, the phone rang and a woman
asked to have Dr. Barry make a house
call to see her husband. She said she
would bring her husband to the office,
but she didn't want to disturb her
sleeping baby. Tired and frustrated,
and needing sleep, Mrs. Barry told the
woman, "Lady, I have to drive for Dr.
Barry to make house calls, and if I
take him on a house call, I'll have to
take my own baby out in the cold."
Being a doctor's wife required some
fortitude and a sense of humor when
she was part of a medical team.
Deliveries were $125 and house calls
were $3, and quite often done on
credit, and never paid. Doctors did a
great deal of unintentional gratis
One day,. while checking a patient
out that already owed a large past due
bill, a woman told Mrs. Barry she
couldn't pay because she had to have
cash to pay for drugs. When the'
woman opened her purse. Mrs. Barry
saw a large roll of bills,.' but said
,nothing- Later on,; pharmacist Olin -
White called her and.asked, "Why did,'
you take all of that woman's money?
She didn't have anything left with
which to pay for her drugs." Mrs.
Barry told Mr. White the woman had-
conned both of them.
When "the new 25-bed hospital
opened, it set a record for winning
accreditation within the first year of
Local doctors rotated the hospital
chief of staff position annually
because none wanted the position full
By Buster Rahn,
Telegraph Editorialist

-brouhaha is
no big deal
Dear Editor:
The article last week about
Alligator Creek is a lot about
Those who talk of "fisheries
in Alligator Creek" need to
Understand the creek ceased to
exist many. years ago when
DOT dug a big drainage ditch.
The county has many smaller
ditches draining into the big.
ditch. I have seen the build-up
sofs.a s ._the-big-diwh-over-
the past 24 years and the
increase in flooding of adjacent
The city did the right thing
in digging out the ditch to its

original configuration. During
the past year the county has
dug out the ditches that flow
into the big ditch. This is the
right, thing to do and is called
"ditch maintenance."'
If they cannot dig out the
big ditch, then block the small
ditches flo%%ing intq the big
Even in its present cross
section, the big ditch cannot
handle hurricane rain falls. The
ditch needs to be dug out west
of U.S. 301 for the drainage
system to work as originally
The engineers know why the
sedimentation occurs at the
Laura ,Street -bridge: it is
simple hydraulics. No big deal.
Just call the big ditch
"Alligator Ditch." maintain it
like the drainage ditch it is and
the property owners will be
well served by the folks who

take our tax money.
George Hinson

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the help with
cookie sale
Dear Editor:
I would like to -thank the
women if Melrose United
Methodist Church who put out
fliers for the recent cookie sale,
the ones who baked, the
cookies and braved the cold
weather to sell them.
Also thanks to the merchants
that were kind enough to
display .our fliers and the
people who purchased the
cookies. -
Thanks to everyone, the
cookie sale was a huge success.
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BC 4-H
Bradford Extension
The Bradford County 4-H
livestock judging team
received first place Feb. 11 in
the 4-H Livestock- Judging
Contest at the Florida State
Fair in Tampa.
Ryan Crawford, Dakota
Reddish, Lloyd Webb and
Clay Whitehead are the four
members who demonstrated
their skill regarding the
livestock industry. Reddish
won the prestigious honor of
high-point individual, while
Whitehead followed closely,
receiving fifth place.
Members judged classes of
bulls, market steers, market
hogs and breed animals.
The State 4-H Livestock
Contest is coming up in April.
Teams will convene in
Gainesville to compete for the
right to represent Florida at the
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BC 4-H pet
show is this
The Bradford County 4-H
Youth Development Program
is hosting a pet show for any
Bradford County youth ages 5-
18 on Saturda. Feb. 25, at the
Bradford Counti fairgrounds
shwm arena "0
hibitven'i Ys' sonsorebd:by'
the Count Council, which is
made up of. youth from the 12
4-H clubs in the county. All
rules and registration forms
may be. picked up at the
Bradford County Extension
Office at 2266 N; Temple Ave.
Registration deadline is Friday,
Feb. 17.
Pre-entry ,fees. are$2/class
per animal on or before Feb.
17. The registration fee is
$3/class per animal after Feb.
17 and on the day of the show.
All animals must have up-to-
date health certificates or
rabies vaccination certificates

before entering this pet show.
The divisions are dog, cat,
rabbit, goat and other animals
(no livestock such as chickens,
cattle, swine, etc. are allowed).
The Starke Police
Department is' providing a
canine demonstration, 'which is
free to the, public, at
approximately 10 a.m.
For more, information on this
0'r-! other' 4-H exents'-andd
..actt i tie ''dal the 'Brd'f6rd'
County Extension Office 'at
(904) 966-6224.
4-H is' the youth
organization of the University'
of Florida Cooperati.e
Extension Ser% ice open to all
youth ages 5-18 regardless of
sex, race, color, religion,
disability or national origin. 4-
H is a learn-by-doing
organization, teaching young
people valuable life skills in a
safe and nurturing
environment, and is a
community of young people
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Two men
at motel
Two men arrested at a Starke
motel face multiple charges,
including drug .and sex with a
Police were investigating a
request to locate a juvenile
which led them to the motel.
Johnathan David Mabry, 25,
of Brandon had a bag of
marijuana and a pipe, which he
gave to a juvenile female to put
down her pants, according to
Officer Danny Brown. Alcohol
and condoms were all over the
room, Officer Brown said.
Mabry admitted he was about
to have sex with the 16-year-
old female when police arrived,
Officer Brown said. The
juvenile was from Keystone
Mabry was charged with
possession of cannabis,
possession of drug
paraphernalia, contributing to
the delinquency of a minor,
delivery of drug paraphernalia-
to a minor and unlawful sexual
act with a certain minor. Bond
on the charges was set at
Robert Keith Gilmore, 25, of
Brandon who was registered in
the room, had a bag containing
marijuana and a pipe. Gilmore
was charged with possession of
cannabis and possession of drug
paraphernalia. He was released
from custody after a $2,000
surety bond was posted.

Starke man.
arrested in
A 31-year-old Starke man was
arrested Feb. 18 on Immokalee
Road after he violated a
protection order.
Christopher Talmage Pressley
was charged by Deputy J.W.
Glaser with criminal mischief
and violation for protection;
Deputies were called to ,the
address where, an abandoned
vehicle was blocking the road.
Pressley was seen walking
from a wooded area to his
truck, which was parked off the
roadway. He had blood on his
face along with several
scratches and smelled strongly
of, an alcoholic beverage.
Deputy Glaser said.,
A pr.'rtection order against
him contacting the victim had"
been issued and Pressle. stated
he was aware of the order. .
,An attempt was made to
contact the victim at the
victim's residence' where
deputies discovered a vehicle in
the driveway that had four flat
tires. Each tire had a puncture
mark from a knife blade.
Deputy Glaser said. The vehiclee
belonged to the victim's
mother. Deputy Glaser said.
Estimated damage was $400.
Pressley was arrested and
takenr to jail. The pocket knife
was found at .the scene and
placed into evidence, Deputy
Glaser said.

Starke man
arrested in
A 31 -N ear-old Starke man was
arrested Feb. 19 after he became
stuck in a storage shed in
The owner of the 'shed called
deputies to report an unknown
person %was yelling for help.
from the shed because the door
w1as jammed shut and he
couldn't gel out,. Deputy R.
Hayes said. The door was forced
open and Michael Robert

Knight was told to leave,
Deputy Hayes said.
Knight stated he did not know
how he got into the structure.
He later stated that he had been
chased by an unknown number
of men and was hiding in the
Knight was arrested for
trespass and transported to the
Clay County Jail, Deputy
Hayes said.

in Bradford,
Clay or Union
The following individuals
were arrested recently by local
law enforcement officers in
Bradford, Clay (Keystone
Heights area) or Union County:
Jimmy Ray Garrard Sr., 51,
of Jacksonville was arrested
Feb. 18 by Starke Officer J.W.
Hooper during a traffic stop for
felony possession of a
controlled substance while
driving a motor vehicle,
possession of crack cocaine and
possession of drug
paraphernalia. Total bond was
set at $3,500.
Milton Deron Davis, 29, of
Starke was arrested Feb. 15 by
Starke Sgt. Robert Melton for
domestic battery and possession
of cannabis. Davis is charged
with slapping the victim during
an argument, Sgt. Melton said.
The officer found marijuana in
a small bag in his pocket
during a search at the time of
Davis' arrest. Davis was
released on his own
recognizance by Judge Johnny
Demond Alan Diggs, 25, of
Lawtey was arrested Feb. 15 by
Starke Officer Shawn Brown
for battery. Diggs is charged'
with striking the victim during
a disagreement. He was released
from custody after a $1,000
surety bond was posted.
Robert H. Guth, 62, of St.
Petersburg was arrested Feb. 18
hv Stark officer r Paul Kina" for

blades, with cocaine residue, in
Guth's pocket. Bond was set at
Justin Hogg, 24, of Keystone
Heights was arrested Feb. 14
by Clay deputies for grand theft
Michael Knight, 31, of
Starke was arrested Feb. 19 by
Clay deputies for trespass.
James Lee Pitts, 18, of
Starke was arrested Feb. 16 by
Clay Deputy S.J. Abrahamsen
for possession of marijuana.
Pitts' vehicle was stopped for
playing music excessively
loud. He was seen shaking a
plastic bag out of the window,
then throwing the bag, Deputy
Abrahamsen said. Pieces of
marijuana were seen in the seat
of the vehicle, Deputy
Abrahamsen said. Pitts was
cited for excessive music from
David James Knorp, 21, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Feb. 15 by Clay Deputy D.A.
White for .possession of
cannabis and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Knorp was a
passenger in a vehicle parked in
a wooded area. He dropped a
glass smoking pipe on the
floorboard when he got out of
the vehicle. A plastic bag with
marijuana was also found.
Knorp admitted they were
parked in the woods to smoke,
Deputy White said,

Earl Murray, 24, of Starke,
was arrested Feb. 14 by Officer
King on a warrant for grand
theft. A $5,000 surety bond
was posted for his release from
Christopher Pressley, 31, of
Starke was arrested Feb. 18 by
Clay deputies for violation for
protection' and criminal
Amelia Kuck, 41, of.
Keystone Heights was arrested
Feb. 18 by Clay deputies on a
warrant for violation of
probation obtaining controlled:

Debra Kay Langford, 48, was
arrested Feb. 14 in Fort Walton
Beach on a Bradford warrant for
failure to appear attaching tag
not assigned. Bond was set at
Scott Allen Reed, 28, of
Lawtey was arrested Feb. 19 by
Bradford Deputy R. Watkins on
a capias for uttering forged bills
with bond set at $2,500 and on
a warrant from Clay County for
petit theft with bond set at
Jenny L. Starling, 21, of
Starke was arrested Feb. 17 by
Officer King on warrants ,for
violation of probation with no
James Morgan, 20, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Feb. 17 by Clay deputies on a
warrant for grand theft valued at

Gordon Baker, 40, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Feb. 13. by Bradford Deputy
Lori Jestes for failure to appear
violation of probation domestic
battery. He was released from
custody after a $4,000 surety
bond was posted.
Kenneth Bailey, 24, of
Lawtey was arrested Feb. 13 by
probation officers for violation
of probation battery on law
enforcement officer..
Susan Cavender, 27, of
Hawthorne was arrested Feb. 13
by Bradford Deputy Robert
Lyons on a warrant from Clay
County for. uttering a forged
check. Bond was set at
$25,003. She was transported
to Clay.
Shawn Nettles, 39, of
Hampton was arrested Feb. 13
by Bradford Deputy, Thomas
Sapp for violation of probation
possession of controlled

Pam Baker, 39, of Starke was
arrested Feb. 14 by Bradford
Deputy Scott Konkel for.
violation of probation burglary.
of structure and felony driving
while license suspended or
revoked (DWLS).
Ike Pernell. 32. of Lawtey
was arrested Feb. 14 b\
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possession of cocaine and
possession of drug Andre B. Dommon, 30, of.
paraphernalia. Guth's vehicle Starke was arrested Feb. 18 by
was stopped for a broken brake Starke Officer Paul King for,
light. During a search the,-failure to appear. Dommon was-
officer found t'..", bags '"orered to pay $171.25 cash or
containing cocaine and razor serie time, in the county jail.



Thompson for violation of
probation sale of controlled
Schuwanna Cray, 22, of
Starke was arrested Feb. 14 by
Deputy Sapp for failure to
appear domestic battery. A
$2,000 surety bond was posted
for Cray's release from custody.
Alexander McCoy, 23, of
Macclenny was arrested Feb. 14
by Deputy Jestes for violation
of probation violation of
community control from Dixie
Mary Keene, 37, of
Hawthorne was arrested Feb. 15
by Florida Highway Patrol
Trooper M.D. Childress for
obstruction by disguise from
Union County. She was
released on her own

Jerry Lee Lewis, 25, of
Lawtey was arrested Feb. 19 by
Bradford Sgt. Ron Davis for

failure to appear possession of
cannabis. Bond was set at
James Bowman, 38, of
Lawtey was arrested Feb. 15 by
Clay deputies on a warrant for
violation of probation
worthless checks.
David Otis Gentry, 26, of
Lake Butler was arrested Feb.
14 by Union Deputy Brett
Handley on a warrant for
battery. Bond was. set at
Benjamin Cutler, 40, of
Orlando was arrested Feb. 17
by Deputy Thompson on
Bradford warrants for failure to:
appear worthless checks. Bond
was set at $8,000.
Harriet C. Waldron, 23, of.:
Starke was arrested Feb. 17 by -
Bradford Officer M.D. Watson
on a warrant from St. Johns
County for reckless driving.

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Times Staff Writer
When medical personnel
say the word, "Doc," most
visualize a medical service
provider in a white smock
wearing a stethoscope.
When medical personnel in
Bradford, Union, Alachua or
Clay counties say, "Doc,"
they're referring to Dr. Pete
Gianas. Gianas has been
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Born in Wellsville, N.Y.,
Gianas received his bachelor's
degree at Johns Hopkins
University and his medical
degree from George
Washington University.
The seeking of a higher
education is what brought him
to Florida.
"After I received my
medical degree, I was assigned
to this area," Gianas said. "I
loved it so much I never left."
Along with being the chief


of staff at Shands Starke,
Gianas is the medical director
for the emergency medical
services programs of Bradford,
Union, Alachua and Clay
counties, as well as for the
Santa Fe Community College
EMS programs.
Gianas is a member of the
Florida College of Emergency
Physicians and sits on the
board of directors of Basic
Trauma Life Support
International. He is also on the
Clincon and Advanced Life
Support competition
Many in the rescue field
have high praise for his
personality and knowledge.
"Dr. Gianas' forte is his ease
of communications with the
paramedics and emergency
medical technicians who
respond and provide life-
saving service to our citizens,"
Alachua County Fire Rescue
Chief Will May said. "The
professional knowledge and
skills he provides prepares
them for almost any medical
emergency they can
The phrase, "The doctor is
in" doesn't begin to tell the
ways Gianas is available to
emergency personnel. If he's
not on the phone helping
someone with a patient on the
way to the hospital, he can'be
found helping provide up-to-
date training.
"He's available to us 24
hours a day, seven days a
week," Bradford County EMS
Director Nelson Green said.
"If we have a bad call, don't be
surprised if he shows up on
scene. He's a hands-on type of
May echoed those
"When our people do
encounter an unusual
emergency, he is always
available by radio or telephone
to provide assistance," May
said. "Dr. Gianas is the most
dedicated physician I know of
in the filed of emergency
Union County EMS Director
Allen Parrish said Gianas is
one of a kind.
"Where else do you find a
physician so dedicated to his
work," Parrish. asked. "Pete is
here anytime we ask. Many of

Dr. Pete Gianas (center) is pictured at his 50th birthday party with Shands Starke
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our in-service training
(sessions) include him keeping
us up to date on the latest
breakthroughs in the medical
According to Parrish, Gianas
has a unique teaching style.
"As he asks questions, he
throws out pieces of candy for
correct answers," Parrish said.
"In school, I never had a
teacher do that."
Parrish said Gianas also has
a unique relationship with,
many of his staff.
"In many of the larger
counties, medical directors
rarely see field personnel,"
Parrish said. "Here, many of
the personnel have a true one-
on-one relationship with Pete."
Green said Gianas is the
same way in Bradford County.
"He's heavily involved in'
the training we do here,"
Green said, adding that Gianas
is also involved day-to-day
operations as well."
Green said that involvement

not only involves overseeing
protocol and quality control,
but other things as well.
"He makes himself part of
the crew," Green said. "He can
be found on our rescue units
more often than any other
medical director I know."
On Jan. 7, Gianas
celebrated his 50th birthday at
the Bradford County
Fairgrounds. While many in,
the medical field turned out to
wish him well, so too did
many of the individuals whose
lives he has saved. -
When asked why he does so
much, Gianas' answer was
simple: "It's because I love
what I do. I can't think of
anything else I would rather be
If there's one thing that most
people don't know about
Gianas, May said it has to be
how he utilizes his car. Gianas
crams a lot of stuff in there,
"'but he seems to know where
everything is," May said;
."People walk by his car, stop,

then turn around and peer
through the windows. They. are
amazed at what is in there.
"He is teased about being in
a crash and not being injured-
due to the amount of stuff in-
Nancy Norman, executiv-
assistant and medical staff and
human resources coordinator-
forShands Starke, said, "He's
a true asset to the community:.-.
He works so well with-
everyone here and I don'-t
know what we would do
without him. The community,-
and this hospital, are very
lucky to have him."
Andrea Waterhouse, director
of quality and support services
for Shands Starke, said Gianas
was the kind of doctor*
everyone wants ajs their
"He's a very personable.
doctor," Waterhouse said. "He
has great communication with
not only his patients, but with
those who work with him as-

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Area farmers who wish to
participate in two farmers'
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attend a mandatory training
session next month. Training
sessions wil! be held in
various locations for growers
participating in the Farmers'
Market Nutrition Program
(FMNP)._, Training__ sessions-
will be ihelin the following
locations and are mandatory for
all participants. All previous
growers agreements have
expired and farmers must attend
-training and sign new
agreements-to accept FMNP...

Recent arrests
in Bradford,
Clay or Union
The following individuals
were arrested -recently by local
law enforcement officers in
Bradford, Clay (Keystone
Heights area) or Union

Joy Elizabeth Marcinko, 40,
of Keystone Heights was
arrested Feb. 16 by Deputy
White for driving under the
influence (DUI). Marcinko's
vehicle was traffic stopped on
S.R. 21 for drifting over the
center line numerous times,
Deputy White said. She
smelled 'strongly of an
alcoholic beverage. She refused
the breath test, Deputy. White -
Patrijcia Gail ..Prevatt. 32, of
Brooker was arrested Feb. 16
by-FHP Trooper H.J. Cichoski
for-DUI with damages, leaving
scene of crash.,with damages -
and failing to sign citation.
PreVatt was arrested in the
Kangaroo Express lot on S.R.
231. She refused to submit to
the- breathalyzer. Property
damage was $1,000, Trooper '
Cichoski said. Bond was set at
$5,000. She was released on
jhr 'NA, reognizance by Judge
George Pierce, ..- -
Wesley M. Seaton, 24, of
Lake Butler was arrested Feb.
14 by Starke--Officer- ason
Crosby for careless driving and
resisting without violence.
Seaton's vehicle was observed
swerving off the roadway while
northbound on S.R. 100. When
stopped Sea resisted the.
officer by pulling away. He had
to be placed on the ground,
Officer Crosby said. Seaton
was released after a $1,000
surety bond was posted.
Jessica Larayne Coleman, 24,
of Starke was arrested Feb. 14
by Starke Officer Jason Crosby
forIDWLS. A $500 surety bond
was -posted for her release from
Rosa Crews Bruce. 45, of
Starke was arrested Feb. 18 by
Officer Hooper for possession
of drug ...- paraphernalia-- and -
DWLS. Bond was set at
Aiiber' Marie Rhue, 34, of
Lake Butler was arrested Feb.
14 .by Trooper Childress for
DWLS. ,A $500 surety 'bond
was posted for her release.
Elizabeth Ann Peace, 26, of
Jacksonville was arrested Feb.
17 by Lawtey Officer M.E.
Jenkins for DWLS. She was
._released aftc, a $500 surety
bond was posted.
Eric Allen, 39, of Keystone
Heights was arrested Feb. 19
by Clay deputies for no valid
driver's license (NVDL) and no
Berta Jimenez, 28, of
K'ey.fone Heights was arrested
Feb. 19 by Clay deputies for
Stephen Arnold,_ 26, of -
Raiford was arrested Feb. 15 by

Bradford Deputy: Caey Moore
for-- violation of.: probation
DWLS, resisting arrest without
Ricky Wayne Miller, 32 was
-- rested Fef-T-brti ark"
Officer M.D. Watson during a
traffic stop on a warrant from
St. Johns County 4for reckless
William. Tracy_.White,37, -of. -
--Middleburg was arrested Feb.
19 by Deputy Sapp for failure
to appear DWLS. Bond was set
at $3.000.

-The training is designed to
familiarize local farmers with
two nutritional programs
operated at community farmers'
markets by the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services and the
Florid Department of Elder
FMNP provides WIC
participants with coupons that
can be used to purchase locally
grown, fresh Florida fruits and
vegetables. The Senior
Farmers' Market Nutrition
Program (SFMNP) provides
low-income -seniors with
coupons that can be used to
purchase locally grown, fresh
Florida fruits and vegetables.
This product can be

purchased at authorized
community farmers' markets
from April I through July 31.
Under guidelines applicable
to both programs, only fresh
fruits and vegetables grown in
Florida or within 50 miles of
the farmers' market may be
purchased with the coupons..
Coupons may be used to
purchase a wide variety of
approved commodities.
These programs benefit
farmers by expanding the base
of consumers who shop at
community farmers' markets. It
also benefits consumers who
can easily purchase locally
grown fresh produce using
their program coupons. Fresh
fruits and vegetables are
important to good health, and

these programs enable WIC
participants and low-income
seniors to conveniently
purchase nutrition produce that
enhances their diet.
Training will be in
Gainesville, on Thursday, Feb.
9, at the Alachua County
Extension Office from 3-7 p.m.
and in Lake Butler at the
Union County Courthouse on
Tuesday, Feb. 28, beginning at
6 p.m.

For more information about
the FMNP program, dates,
times and/or locations, call the
Florida Department of
Agriculture, Bureau of State
Farmers' Markets, at (850)


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MSO sets the conditions for
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Bradford 4-H member receives hall of fame scholarship

Abigail Crawford received a
2006 Florida Agriculture Hall
of. Fame Scholarship as five
Florida farmers and
agricultural leaders and 10
youth agricultural leaders were
honored at the 28"h annual
Florida Agricultural Hall of
Fame banquet.
Crawford %as recognized
Feb. 14 at the Charles M.
Davis Special Events Center
during the Florida State Fair in
Tampa. More than 700 people
from throughout Florida
attended the e'ent.
The hall of fame recognize;
the great accomplishments of
pioneers in Florida agriculture
and their influence upon the
state, offers a source of
inspiration for those who have
chosen agriculture as a
vocation, and %%orks to bring
: together the next generation of
leadership with current
leadership to influence youth
to also make agriculture their
vocation. --_
"It was quite an
accomplishment to receive one
of the 2006 scholarships," said
Cheri Lively, hall of fame
committee chair "'We broke
all records with both the


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TEKNA-THEOS Inc.. a high
school research and education
company, is partnering with the
science department of Union
County High_ School to
sponsor Aerospace Days 2006.
This two-day event will
utilize America's aerospace
assets to promote engineering
. and technical careers with 7th-
10th grade students from
northeast Florida.
Students will hear
presentations by aerospace
experts, compete in four person
teams to solve aerospace related
engineering problems, and view.,:.
exhibits representing regional
aerospace and aviation entities.
On Friday, March 10,
interested students and teachers
and students from Clay, Duval,
and Putnam counties will meet
at the Orange Park Christian
Academy. Then on Tuesday,
March 28, students from Baker,
Bradford and Union counties
.will meet at the Union County
High School.
"This year's theme is From
: Small Steps to Giant Leaps,"
*said OPCA teacher and TTI
President Kevin Simmons.
"Our speakers will emphasize
the contributions of those who
came- from rural and small
schools to America's
preeminence in the fields of
* -. aviation and aerospace."
This second annual event
will have as its keyiiore-
speaker at both locations Greg
Jenkins from Huntsville, Ala.
Jenkins is director of
engineering with Moseley
Technical Services (MTSI) and
has developed several payloads
that have completed 18
successful space flight
missions on the- shuttle
middeck, SpaceHab, Spacelab,
Russian MIR Station and
International Space Station.
Jenkins developed and
managed an educational
program involving hundreds of
students and teachers in flight
experiments conducted on the
:: International Space Station.
S Also scheduled to speak are
: Dr. John Brandenburg, UCF
C professor and astrophysicist
from the Florida Space
S Research Institute and J.B.
Renninger, director-of- FCCJ's
SAviation Center of Excellence.
Exhibitors include the
Northeast Florida Association
of Rocketry, the Northeast
Florida Astronomy Society and
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quantity and the quality of the
scholarship applications."
Thirty-five youth have
received the--$500 Florida
Agriculture Hall of Fame

Scholarship since the program
began in 2000.
Crawford is a member of the
Bradford County 4-H program
and is the Florida 4-H State

President. She is a member of
the Florida CattleWomen Inc.
and is the Florida Cattlemen's
Association Beef Ambassador.
The hall of fame welcomed

the following inductees: Roy
Gene Davis, Lillie "Belle"
'Jeffords, James Neville
McArthur, Dudley Adelbert
Putnam and Charles Raymond

"Chuck" Smith.
"These individuals
outstanding leaders in
See 4-H, p.

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Initial fitness event in BC has 'wonderful turnout'

Telegraph Staff Writer
It was an overcast, windy
day with the threat of rain
hanging overhead, but that did
not prevent a good turnout at
the first-ever Step Up, Florida
relay event to be held in
Bradford County.
Terry Miller, the chronic
disease and health promotion
coordinator for Bradford,
Columbia and Union counties,
said more people probably
would've turned out if it had
been a clear, sunny day, but as
it was he was pleased.
Approximately 60 people
took part in a walk that began
at Southside Elementary
School in Starke and ended at
the Starke Recreation
.Department. Miller said it was
a good number considering
this was the first year Bradford
County had taken part in the
Step Up, Florida event, which
has been in existence three
"This is a lot better than
what I thought it was going to
be," Miller said.
Winnie Holland, the director
of the Bradford County Health
Department, agreed.
"I think this is a wonderful
turnout," she said during the
walk's stopping point at the
Starke Recreation Depatment,
as raindrops began falling.
Yes, it did eventually rain,
which forced an early end to
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Bureau of Chronic Disease and
Health Promotion, that take-
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goal is to encourage people to
become more physically
"It's really just to gel

families and adults thinking
about being physically active
and making healthy choices,"
Holland said.
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could certainly make some
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Compassionate Friends group helps parents grieve

Telegraph Staff Writer
When parents lose a child, it
is like they lose a part of
A new support group in
Keystone Heights lends a
compassionate hand to those
who need help to grieve after
losing a child or just someone
who will listen to them.
The organization welcomes
siblings, grandparents and
other relatives of a child who
has died.

The mission of The
Compassionate Friends is to
assist families toward the
positive resolution of grief
following the death of child
of any age and to provide
information to help others be
Keystone Heights resident
Alice Watts, who is the
group's Lake Area/Keystone
Heights chapter leader,
understands the need for a
group like this.
Watts and her husband, Jay,
lived in Jacksonville in 1986.

They liked the Keystone area
and had decided to move there.
The day their house went up
for sale, their daughter was
killed in a car wreck.
At that moment, Watts said
her whole life .stopped. She
took the "For Sale" sign out of
the yard and did not know
what to do.
She said all she and her
husband wanted was someone
who would listen to them and
who they could share
memories with of their

WWII display complements

classroom experience

Telegraph Staff Writer
It is one thing for a teacher
to stand up in front of a class
and speak to students of a
historical event or to let them
read about it in their textbooks.
It is quite another thing for
those students to actually view
items relating to the historical
event in question and to talk to
somebody who took part in it.
Bradford Middle School
eighth-grade language arts
students, as part of a human
rights study, have been
learning about World War II
Sand the Holocaust. On Feb. 16,
BMS history teacher, and
World War II reenactor,
Russell Crawford gave a
presentation on the types of
items used and worn by World
War II soldiers. The items
were provided courtesy of the
Camp Blanding Museum.
"It brings history alive for
them," Crawford said. "They
get to see it and, in some cases,
get to touch it."
For example, Cfawford
passed around an overcoat
U.S. soldiers dubbed a "horse
blanket." The garment is bulky'
and heavy, thus many soldiers
did not even wear them.
In fact, soldiers did not use a
lot of items that were issued to
'them because they were too
cumbersome to carry, .ith
them in combat., That was- a
point: touched, on -by -retired

Russell Crawford shows students a pack that was
issued to soldiers and explains the types of items
that would be contained in those packs.

Col. Harry Hatcher, who was
also present, at BMS to talk to
the students about his
Crawford would, for,
example.- show students a pack.
issued to soldiers and discuss

all the items that were meantto
be carried in it. The bottom
portion of the pack, however,
could be dropped and that's
what soldiers did, Hatcher
said. It was simply too heavy
ro lug around. -
"Speed is life to an
infantryman," Crawford said.
See WWII, p. 4C

Watts said they did not mean
anything by it, but some of
their friends would change the
subject when she and her
husband would talk about their
It was then that someone
told her about a support group.
It was the Jacksonville chapter
of The Compassionate Friends.
The nonprofit organization
began in 1969 in Coventry,
England, after the parents of
two boys who died three days
apart met to talk about their
It became a nonprofit
organization in the U.S. in
1978, and today there are
approximately 600 chapters in
this country alone.
By attending meetings, and
with the passage of time, Watts
and her husband began to heal,
and they eventually carried out
their plans to move to
Keystone Heights.
Last year, Watts'. pastor
approached her about starting a
support group for parents
whose child or children had
died because he knew she
already had been through that
type of loss.
"When you lose a child, it's

something you never heal
from," she said, so that is why
she agreed and held the first
meeting of the Lake
Area/Keystone Heights'
chapter of The Compassionate
Friends in November.
"I was surprised at the
turnout," she said because 13-
15 people showed up at the
first meeting.
On Dec. 16, the group lit
candles in memory of their
loved ones as part of the
organization's Worldwide
Candle Lighting.
The organization's executive
director, Patricia Loder, said
"The Worldwide Candle
Lighting is one way that we try
to bring light out of darkness
during the holidays, a time of
the year that is 'difficult for
most bereaved families. Like a
ring, this circle of light
surrounding the globe
represents. that there is no
beginning and no end for the
love we carry for our children.
It exists for all eternity."
The meetings are now held
from 7-9 p.m. the first Monday'
of each month -at Trinity
Baptist Church, 3716 S.E. S.R.
21, two and a half miles south

of Keystone Heights.: The
meetings are held in the
Potter's House behind the
main worship center.
Watts said the group offers
grieving parents and families
an opportunity talk freely
about their emotions, as well
as listen to others' stories and
have someone listen to them
who has "been there."
"We listen," she said.
"You're not alone" is the
message she tries to send to
people who attend the support
group. She said there is no'
other group in the area like it
and wants everyone to know it
is open to men and women.
The Compassionate Friends
offers monthly newsletters,
brochures and books on the
subject of the death of a child
at.no charge to the families.
Even though the support
group is held at a church, it has
no religious affiliation. It is
also a nonprofit 501(c)(3), so
donations are' tax deductible.
More information on the
national organization can be
obtained from its Web site at
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of expertise and hours of
dedicated service keep
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"Year after year, it amazes
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As for the overcoat, Hatcher
said, "They would never wear
it. Too heavy, too bulky."
As the students passed the
coat around, Crawford said,
"Now you'll see why the
colonel said they dumped a lot
of stuff. It was heavy."
Crawford showed students
different types of headwear,
what K-rations consisted of
and what kinds of personal
effects soldiers were issued,
while Hatcher fielded general
questions about his wartime
experience, which was in both
Europe and the Pacific.
Hatcher was asked if he was
afraid ("I'm sure I was at some
point") and if he was ever shot
("I was probably shot at, but
never hit"), while also taking
the time to talk to students of
his induction June 5, 1941, at
Camp Blanding, his training
and his unit, the Third U.S.
Infantry (the Old Guard).
"The Old Guard is a special
troop," Hatcher said as he told
students it is the oldest infantry
unit in service.
Crawford was adorned in
uniform, though he did noi
serve in the war-he was'tpoo"
young for that. Howeveri.'h
got involved with-the Camp
Blanding Museum and as "a
reenactor after some friends of
his got involved and because
of the fact that his father-in-
law went through his military
training at Camp Blanding. .
"I thought that .would jee.
kind of a neat thing. ito gpti
involved with the museum."
Crawford said. "Since' thpe do
displays of living history I got

involved in that."
Crawford also has an
interest in the war because he
grew up during that time and
witnessed its effects on his
"My parents lived it and
fought in it," Crawford said.
"My father-in-law, he helped
relieve Dachau. Some of the
stories he told, we grew up on
that and we grew up on World
War II movies with John
Wayne. That was us.
"When you; idolize your
parents and you look at what
they did, you can see why they
call it the 'Greatest
Linda Sheffield, a language
arts teacher at BMS, said she
has witnessed some students
now getting in touch with that
"Greatest Generation" by
talking with their relatives who
lived during World War II.
"We've got kids who,
because of this, go home and
talk to their grandparents,"
Sheffield said. "I just had a
student tell me he didn't know
his grandfather was in the
Battle of the Bulge, so they're
"It's just a good way to
connect generations that don't
always get confiected."
It may seem odd that
students are learning about
history during their language
arts classes, but Sheffield and
fellow: language arts teacher
Donna Smith said the two
subjects really go hand in
"They need to. understand'
the history to understand what
they're reading," Smith said.
"And to understand' that
history impacts literature,"
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Henson and
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Bruce and, Lisa. Henson and
Cheryl and Blake Davis
announce the upcoming
marriage of their daughter,
Tiffany Danielle Henson ot
Siarke, to Kenneth Glenn
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The bride-elect is a closing
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The groom-elect is attending
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Saturday. March 18. 2006 at
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Dana Marie Stevenson,

David and Sylvia Stevenson
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their daughter, Dana Marie
Stevenson, on Jan. 29, 2006 in.
*Dana- weighed 7 pounds, I'
ounce and measured 20 inches
in length.
:Maternal grandparents are
James Alvin Porterfield of Fort
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Paternal grandparents are
Warren Stevenson of Starke
and Louisa Clemmer of.
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Caitlin Ashley Frampton

Danny and Angela Frampton
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their daughter, Caillin Ashley
Frampion. on Nov. 0, 2005 at
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ounces and measured 20 1/2
inches in length, She joins a
sister and brother, Andra and
Maternal grandparents are
Randy and Allison Smith of
Starke and Micheal Hilliard of
Jackson\ tile. :
Maternal great-grandparenis
are Emmen and Carolyn Craig
of Siarke, Bill and Lenorah
Huggins of Starke, Manuel and
Cindy Hilliard of Starke and
.Antha Smith of Jacksonville.
Maternal great-great grand-
mother is Martha Huggins of
Hendersonville, N.C.
Paternal grandparents are
Cecil and Glenda Framptoh of
Paternal great-grandfather is
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Corso and Holcomb are engaged

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engagement of their daughter,
Rebekah Loraine Johns, to,
Robert Samuel Bassett, son'of
Mr; and Mrs. Sam Bassett of
The wedding is planned for
Saturday, July 15. 2006, in
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Frank and Melody Corso of
Keystone Heights announce
the engagement of their
daughter. Krystle Nakita.
Corso, to Jonathan Robert
Holcomb of Starke, son of
James and Karen Holcomb of.
Waldo and Trudy Thames of
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Tigers suffer overtime loss

in regional quarterfinals


Telegraph Staff Writer
: k was.as good a start as a
team coiud hope to ha\e in the

first round of the regional
playoffs, but the way, the
Union County boys basketball
team finished up the Region 2-
Class 3A quarterfinal it hosted

"4 $

Kevin Alexander, shown grabbing a rebound for the
Tigers In the District 6-3A championship game,
scored 12 points in an overtime loss to Williston in
theRegion 2 quarterfinals.

Feb. 16 was anything but good
as the visiting Williston Red
Devils defeated the Tigers 72-
71 in overtime.
The Tigers, who at one point
led 31-5 in the first half, were
up by three points when Chris
Perry was fouled and sent to
the free-throw line with 13
seconds remaining. Perry
missed both free throws, which
enabled the Devils to send the
game into overtime when
Jarell Hopkins made a 3-
pointer with six seconds on the
C.J. Spiller helped keep his
team close in overtime, scoring
six points before Justin Griffin
made a tying basket with with
less than 20 seconds
Brown was fouled, however,
and sent to the free-throw lihe ,'
with three seconds on' the
clock. Brown made one free
throw and the Tigers never got
off a final shot attempt, losing
control of the ball as they tried
to advance it upcourt.
Williston (19-6) played a
semifinal game against
Orlando Jones (16-12),Feb. 21,
while the Tigers ended their
season with a 16-12 record...
It was all Union at the
beginning of the game.
Brendan Odom scored six
points in the first quarter,.
including one basket on a
layup following a steal b% Ted
Young that sent the Tigers into
the second quarter up 17-5..'
The Tigers then went on a
14-0 run that -began when
Spiller stole the ball and made
a 3-pointer.
Griffin, Young and
Rodencia Austin each had 3-
See TIGERS, p. 1oC

Karlyn .
Reddish -- 1 ''
(seated,. .
center) is ,; ..... '| ,
flanked by
Flagler coach

and .

KCraieystone Hgigh's Reddish wilg
play basketball at Flagler
"., rmother,- ,
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plAy- basketball at Flagler

-Telegraph Staff Writer
Keystone Heights High
School senior Karlyn Reddish
was confident that she would
get the chance -to play
basketball beyond high school
and Flagler College-is giving
her that opporutnity.
Reddish signed a letter of
intent Feb. 13 at the KHHS
media center to play for
Flagler-the culmination of a
lifelong goal.
"It's just so nice to finally
get to this moment, where
you've finally made it to what
you've been working toward

for your %whole life,'" Reddish
That %work began when she
was old enough to walk.
Reddish said. That's v.hen she
began playing basketball with
her brother, Brett. and she has
been hooked eler since.
"I just lore the game." she
said. "I can't get av.ay from it
and I can't get enough of it."
It took Reddish many years
to develop her skills to reach
this point, but it did not take
Flagler coach Craig Douglass
long to know that he wanted
Reddish on his team. Douglass
said Reddish made an instant

impression on" him when she
participated in a workout with
current players, but it was
more than her athletic ability
that struck him.
"'We know she's a good kid
and a good student," Douglass
said. "Before we even talked
about basketball, I decided she
% as the t>pe of person that we
were looking for."
Of course it will be her court
skills that determine whether
or not she's a successful player
at Flagler. Keystone head
coach Jessica Marquart said
See REDDISH, p. 10C

Bradford softball players Nikki Goolsby (seated, second from left) and Kasey
Barrett signed letters of intent to play at South Florida Community College.
Pictured seated are Nikki's mother, Kim Jackson (far left), and Kasey's mother,
Robin Witt. Standing are: Mike Jackson, Nikki's stepfather, John Goolsby; Nikki's
father, South Florida head coach Carlos Falla and Rusty Barrett, Kasey's father.

Bradford softball duo will

attend South Florida CC

Telegraph Staff Writer
Carlos Falla, the head
softball coach at South Florida
Community College in Avon
Park, scours the state for
superb athletes, but when it
comes to recruiting, he is also
looking for those athletes who
are good in school and who
take their education seriously.
Falla believes he has found
two such players at Bradford
High School. Kasey Barrett
and, Nikki Goolsby both signed
letters of intent Feb. 15 to play
at South Florida.
"They're good kids,, they
come from good families and
they 'know what it's all
about--education, and softball
is a tool that helps them get
that," Fdlla said.
The two BHS seniors said
they were both excited about
this opportunity-to continue
plaN ing and to do so with each
"I was excited about going
there because Kase\'s going
Sthe'r&' Goolsbv.N said.. addiog.
that she and Baircit '. ., ld
probably room together.
"We've been friends for a long
time and I knew, that would be

a good thing-for us to go were some other schools that
Barrett, a pitcher, said there See DUO, p. 10C



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$80,000. Call 352-473- $80,000 Call 352-473.
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$154,900. Call 352-692-
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PLETE with CH/A, cable
provided, all utilities paid!
Central location. 10%
discount on first months
rent for senior citizens.
Rooms with private bath,
$105 $115 wk. Room
without bath, $90. Laun-
dry facilities available.
Close to churches,
stores, downtown shop-
ping, theatre, and morel
See Manager at the
Magnolia Hotel, across
from the Starke Post Of-
fice. 904-964-4303.
WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bedroom
MH, clean, close to
prison. Call 352-468-
Starke Apts. Looking for
applicants. 1& 2 BR HC
& non HC apartments.
Central ac/heat, on site
laundry, playground, pri-
/ vate and quiet atmo-
sphere. Located on
SR16, 1001 Southern
Villas Drive, Starke, FI or
call 904-964-7295, TDD/
TTY 711. Equal Housing
FOR RENT- 2 .& 3BR
homes, newly renovated.
Deposit required. Call
386-496-3067, 678-438-
6828 or 678-438-2865,
for more information.
homes, newly renovated.
Deposit required. Call
386-496-3067, 678-438-
6828 or 678-438-2865,
for more information.
FOR RENT; 14x70 mobile
home, 2BR/2BA, A/C,
heat, $550 per month. A
security deposit plus first
and last months rent is
required. Call 904-964-
8431 or 352-745-1189.
;A, $550 per month, good
condition, no pets. first &
iasc plus deposit, lease

Call 904-964-4111.
$350 to $650, 300 sq ft
to 750 sq ft. Townsend
House Business Center,
Lake Butler. Call 386-
Keystone Heights area,
no pets, nice yard. $450
per month, $450 deposit.
Call 352-478-2697.
NISHED efficiency on
Bedford Lake, no pets,
reference required. $550
per month plus deposit,
includes uilities/cable.
Call 352-473-7769.
fices) Downtown. Ideal
for several persons to
occupy. $500 per month
with 1 year lease. Call
space, by post office,
downtown, good loca-
tion. $400 per month.

Call 904-964-6305.
walking distance to
downtown Keystone,
great neighborhood.
$700 per month, first and
last months rent required
with $700 deposit. No
pets. Call 352-473-4489.
house with office, CH/A,
near FSP, 4 acres
fenced, (bring horses)
storage building, Small
open barn, appliances.
$530 per month with dis-
count for early payment.
Lease, deposit, credit
check & riding mower
required. Call 904-259-
on 1.5 acres, fenced, off
of 315C in Keystone
Heights. $600 month
plus deposit. References
required. Call 386-445-
3BR/2BA MH on one acre,

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740 Epperson St. .

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Single Car Garage

Appliances included Berber Carpet

quiet neighborhood,
close to Keystone
schools. $550 per month
plus deposit. Call 352-
3BR/2BA DW remodeled,
1/3 acre on paved road.
$650 per month, $650
security. Call 904-553-
very large 2BR/2BA ex-
cellent condition, quiet,
CH/A, gas furnace &
stove, W/D hookup, $525
per month plus security
and utilities. Lake.
Geneva MH Park ON
SR 100. Under new own-
ership!.. Must have good
rental history. Call Rick
1/2 acres, CH/A, $600
per month plus deposit.
Call 352-235-1386.
1/2 acre, CH/A. $350 per

month plus deposit. Call
FOR RENT Country setting
of SR 241.3BR/2BA DW,
CH/A, porches, barn on
4.5 acres. $575 per
month plus $250 secu-
rity. Call 386-496-2276
okr 386-496-3351 nights"~
52 Animals &
LATE Labs 6 weeks old,
ready now, champion
blood line, parents on
site, $400. For more in-
formation call 229-326-

$400 each. AKC regis-
tered & health certificate.
Very sweet & love kids.
Born Christmas Eve. Call
Chow. Call 904-964-
53 A Starke
Yard Sales
YARD SALE Wed, Thurs,
Fri & Sat. Collectible
dolls & cars, craft stuff,
clothes. Weather permit-
ting. 100 East 8 miles, 2
trailers from Edwards
Grocery on left, across
from Hope Baptist

YARD SALE FEB 24 & 25,
8am to 12pm, 514 W.
Adkins Street, Starke.
25" color TV with sur-
round sound, DVD
player, vanity table, etc.
FRIDAY & SAT. 9am to
noon. 1400 Old Lawtey
Rd. Back of the house.
House-wares, clothes,
car seat, & more. Spring
cleaning everything must
53 B Keystone
Yard Sales
HUGE 4 FAMILY garage
sale. Fri & Sat, 8am to
1pm. Gustafson Rd (rain
or shine). Take HWY 100

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$50,000 & up
Call Maggie

or 386-496-1969

T.H.E. Apartments
922 E. Brownlee St. Starke, Florida

Newly Remodeled
2 & 3 Bedrooms Available

Rent is based on Income
S, after, Sewer
On-Site Laundry Facility & Play Areas
Office Open: Monday Friday 8:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Call (904) 964-7133 1t
Voice TTY Access 1-800.-545-1833. Ext. 381 .

Former HRS Building located

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Large 4 section enter-
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sofa hide a bed & wing
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pieces, hard rock maple.
Several sets old china,
lots of antiques, collect-
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Love Seats/ Chairs, any
misc little tables, end
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S$89, full sets $129,
Queen sets $159, King
sets $189. Mattress Fac-,
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St. Carpets also- large
room size pieces. Save
a lot. Cash and carry.
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2 n.gnisiano. chest
available, dovetail con-
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boxes. Retail'$5200,
sacrifice for $14.c00 352-
beautiful cherry table, 6
chippendale chairs and
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Can deliver. Retail
$5800, sacrifice $1100.
$89, full sets $129,
Queen sets $159, King
sets $189. Mattress Fac-
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St. Carpets also- large
room size pieces. Save
a lot. Cash and carry.
Call Sonia at 352-473-
7173 or 904-964-3888.
$89, full sets $129,
Queen sets $159, King
sets $189. Mattress Fac-
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St. Carpets also- large
room size pieces. Save
a lot. Cash and carry.
Call Sonia at 352-473-
7173 or 904-964-3888.
Full size orthopedic
pillowtop set. Still in plas-
tic with factory warranty
from Posturecraft. Can
deliver. Call Brian 352-
never used! Still in
boxes. I have in truck
and can deliver. $395,
call 352-376-1600.
mattress set. $130 real
pillowtop set. Anything
cheaper is cheap. Brand
new made by
Posturecraft. Still in plas-
tic. Can deliver, call
Brian 352-264-9799.
Sacrifice $195. 3pc or-
thopedic pillowtop .set.
Never used set, still
wrapped in plastic with
original warranty. Name
brand Posturecraft. Can
deliver call Brian at 352-
HOT TUB/SPA $1795.
Brand new. Loaded with
therapy jets, waterfall,
LED lights, cupholders,
.10v energy efficient.
With warranty. Free de-
livery call 352-376-1600.

set. All wood custom
built Louis Phillipe sleigh
bed. All dovetail con-
struction, trueglide
drawers. Never been
used! Still in boxes. Re-
tail $6500 sacrifice
$1300. Can deliver. Call
4ian at 352-264-9799.
POOLTABLE georgous 8'
all wood table. Leather
pockets, Italian 1" slate,
carved legs. Brand new
still in crate. Cost $4500
sell for $1350. Call 352-
VERY LARGE fresh or salt
water fish tank with tall
wrought iron stand and
accessories, $350. King
size bed with head-
board, $350. Tool box for
large truck, $50.
Packard Bell computer
Intel Inside Pentium,
$100.Swimming pool,
brand new cost is $550
selling for $300. Large
pictures, tapes, clothes,
hospital bed and many
other items. Call 904-
months old, 14ft x 4ft
deep, with pump & lad-
der. Everything for $600,
(moving) cost $1300.
Great shape. Call 904-
12 equals size 7 pants.
Strapless, sleeveless,
pearls, embroidered
bodice, train paid $900
asking $700 OBO. Call
inch X 36 Inch, with
glass shelves. $75 each
OBO. Call Ann at 904-
30 GALLON GAS water
heater $30. Winningham
mowers & assorted
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66-1079 or 386-266-
S.AERS NEED, top pay
lus benefits, for work on
west side of Jax, trans-
e., lortation provided, M-F,
.7:30 to 4:30, paid
Weekly. Own tools a
plus, but not necessary.
Call 386-266-0179 or
home repair. Call 352-
075-1596; leave mes-
sagea=: -.---- ----
NEEDED, must nave
ood drivers license and
own transportation, with
4t least 6 months com-
ercial exp. Call Larry at
DATA ENTRY/File Clerk,
k0 hours per week Ap-
ly ARC of Bradford
41351 S. Water St.,
Stake FL 32091'. Call
CARETAKER for one eld-
eriy developmentally dis-
$bled adult in a small
group home setting.

Must have 1 year of ex-
perience in medical,
child care, or other re-
lated field. Two positions
available at 30 and 40
hours per week. Back-
ground and drug test re-
quired. Apply ARC of
Bradford 1351 S. Water
St., Starke FL 32091.
Call 904-964-7699.
FT or PT. Apply in per-
son at Lawtey Super-
land, help wanted. Expe-
rience required. Call
904-626-0902 or 352-
Transportation (APT),
division of St. Vincent's in
Jacksonville, FL is seek-
ing Paramedics(FT or
PRN), EMT's(FT) &
Driver's(FT). We offer
excellent benefits witch
include tuition reim-
bursement, paid uni-
forms & 401K plan of-
fered for FT positions;
medical benefits offered
for FT 1st day of month
after 30 days of employ-
ment. Go to our website

www.jaxhealth.com to-
day for job specific infor-
mation & apply online.
THE YMCA IS looking for
- after school counselors
in Starke and Lake But-
ler. 2-6pm, M-F. Please
call 904-964-9622 today
or apply in person at the
position available. Prefer
2-year college degree
with Forestry or Busi-
ness Management. We
are an EECC, Drug free
workplace, 401 K, dental
& health insurance, paid
vacation, holidays. Apply
at Gilman Building Prod-
ucts, 6640 CR 218,
Maxville, FL or fax re-
sume to (904) 289-7736..
ING in Erosion control
now hiring the following
positions: Crew leaders,
equipment operators, la-
borers, Class A CDL
drivers, mechanics-valid
Drivers license a Must!
Fax resume to 904-275-
3292 or call 904-275-
4960, EOE.
ERS home everynight!
Full benefits package.

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Fri., Feb. 24, 7:00 pm
CommercialCircleKeystone Heights; FL
targe 4-section entertainneintcenter, like new
sofa & hide-a-bed and 2 wing-back recliners.
Several pieces Hardrock maple furniture. Several
sets old china & lots of antique, collectible &
household items.
Terms of auction Cash. check w/lD, Visa, MasterCard or
Debit. 12% Buyer's Premium plus tax. 2% B.P. discount
AB#1648, Co.T Ken Mitchell, AU #2225
5500 BE 3rd Ave.. Keystone Heights. FL 32656.
Call for Information (352) 473-9008 1

Dry bulk and flat bed
positions at Newberry
terminal. Commercial
Carriers Corp. Call 866-
ATTENDANT 40 hr wk. 3-
11 shift. Call Mrs. Luz at
904-284-8531. Penney
Retirement Community.
Drug Free Work Place &
for immediate employ-
ment. Great pay and
great hours for this
Westside Jacksonville
position. Chase Staffing
Physical Therapist for
new P.T. owned out pa-
tient orthopedic clinic in
Starke. Salary and ben-
efits negotiable, excel-
lent work environment.
Please call or fax re-
sume to 904-284-5967
or e-mail at egnetze5967
for medical business.
Must have bookkeeping
and billing experience.
Send resume to P.O.
Box 1231, Melrose, FL

needs home care aide
immediately. Write Jane
Brotheroe, C/O Bradford
Terrace Rehab, 808
Colley Rd, Starke, FL.
32091, with resume and
or call 904-964-9925
room 508A.
CNA- 32 TO 40 HR WK. 3-
S11 &11-7 shifts. Apply at
Penney Retriement
Community. 800-638-
3138 or 904-284-8200.
Drug Free Work Place &
ing FT, clean walkways,
windows & other duties.
Apply at admin bldg,
Park of the Palms, in
Keystone Heights.
Gainesville Sorority.
Aprox hours 11am to
6pm, Mon. thru Fri. 3
Saturday per month
10am to 1pm. Immedi-

*Pressure washing
*Painting Myers
*Carpentry g Rotary.
Home Repairs GP 864 N. Ten
Tree Trimming
SLocal References
Call John ASO


Clariant Life Science Molecules, a
manufacturer of specialty fine chemicals
and located in the Airport Industrial Park
in Gainesville, is looking to fill the
'following openings:

Chemical Operator Trainee
Incumbent will be trained to safely
operate chemical production processes.
Qualified candidates will possess the
ability to learn and follow complex
procedures; operate in a team-based
environment, work outdoors, work nights
& weekends (2/2/3 schedule), and possess
a HS diploma or GED.
Starting pay is $12.40/hr;.top rate is

We offer a competitive benefit package
*including medical/dental plans,--paid
vacations/holidays, 401 K, etc.

Apply in person on 3/1 at Noon at the
Alachua / Bradford Career Center located
at 4800 SW 13th St. Gainesville, FL
32608 EOE/DFWP


Whether you are looking for a new career
path or just extra income, come to the
Days Inn
on N. Hwy 301, Starke,
Friday, February 24
Find out how enthusiasm and a cutsomer-
pleasing attitude can help you join an
AVON team working with the world's
largest direct selling company.

Benefits include:
Full or Part-time, flexible schedules, World
Class Training, health care, UNLIMITED
EARNINGS, and more.

3 Meeting Times:
10:00 am 12:30 pm .3:00 pm
(approximately 11/2 r long along lime for slartup paperwork)
For more information call
(904) 964-8851

or (904) 868-2875


Staff Assistant I
Position in Registrar's Office
registering students, processing
transcripts, etc. Must be able to work
under pressure and meet deadlines.
Must have high school diploma or
equivalent with 2 years clerical
experience. Additional education
may substitute for experience. Must
be proficient in Word and Excel.

College application required.
Position details and application
available on the web at:
Inquiries: Human Resource
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education & Employment

ate opening. Family at-
mosphere, experience
necessary, salary range
is $8 to $10 per hour,
plus health benefits. Fax
resume to 352-375-
CNA 40 HR work week. 16
bed Alzheimer's facility
for3-11 & 11-7 shift. Pre-
fer one year exp as a
caregiver. Ability to work
with elderly residents
with dementia. Apply at
Penney Retriement
Community, 800-638-
3138 ext 114 or 904-
284-8200. Drug Free
Work Place & EOE.
GRADER operators
needed. Experience pre-
ferred. Valid Drivers Li-
cense a must. Drug-free
workplace with benefits.
Apply within Andrews
Paving, Inc. 386-462-

HW 3 01 Hw- re 0alm
.... ... ... ... .. .rienceY preferred. Valid I

rience preferred. Valid
drivers license a must.
DFWP with benefits. Ap-
ply within Andrews Pav-
ing, Inc. Call 386-462-
1115. ,
with 1 yr experience,
Valid drivers license a
must. DFWP with ben-
efits. Apply within
Andrews Paving, Inc.
Call 386-462-1115.
ence preferred, Valid
drivers license a must.
DFWP with benefits. Ap-
ply within Andrews Pav-
ing, Inc. Call 386-462-
ERS, helper positions
available, very little ex-
perience needed, full
time and part time avail-
able, some benefits. Ap-
ply in person at Autho-
rized Construction Ser-
vices, 7200 SE US

Christian Assisted living
facility. Day 6:30am to
2:30pm and Night
11:00pm to 7::00am
shifts available. No
phone calls please. Ap-
ply at Park of the Palms

ms Circle. Key-

stone Heights Fl.
71 Farm
1969 4400 FORD Tractor
and Bush hog mower,-
$3000 for both. 8 x 16
Hay wagon, $ 400. Call
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The Wackenhut Corporation is now hiring several
Custom Protection Officers for the Camp Blanding area.
Candidates with prior career military experience are highly preferred, but we are
also seeking officers with experience in either law enforcement, corrections, police
academy graduates or a criminal justice degree.

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IHundreds of items including glass, pottery, furniture, wall
hangings, figurines, kitchenware, Avon collection, crystal,
cina, etc. Two Icart etchings. Items too numerous to list.
Presented by Irene Della Porta


A leader in quick service restaurants, is now
accepting applications for Assistant- Manager
(salaried) and Shift Manager Positions (up to $10.00
per hour) with a minimum of one year experience,
-must work flexible hours.
Apply in person at our Starke Location
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Justin Cribbs
-caught this
bass Jan. 11
at Kingsley
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father ,said
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were interested in her, but she
felt South Florida was the
place for her as soon as she
visited the school. It had an
environment that was
appealing to her.
"It's just a really nice school -
and. the coach is nice," Barrett
said. "I met the players and I
just felt like I could get along
with them and we would work
well together."
"And it's a small town,"
Goolsby added. "We're from a
small town, so it won't be that
big of an adjustm.ent.".
--Falla said Barrett has a focus
on the mound that makes her
attractive as a player.
"She's a very strong,
competitor, a girls who's got'
all the pitches and who knows
how to play the game-

*'* .

S G R S second of which made the
A 3-pointer by Perry early in
Continued from p. SC the third quarter put the Tigers
up 44-27, but Williston then
the opportunity to shoot, you pointers aswell-as--the--Tigers--- scoredthenext eight points to
-- --betterBtelievel'lbe shooting." went up 31-5. pull within nine.
Douglass said he believes Williston, which shot just 18 The Tigers increased their
S6C Reddish will have the percent from the field in the lead to 15, but Williston closed
-Onrtirunitv to do some of that firct nuartpr missed its first 10 rout the quarter wita6h a -0 run

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Reddish has a lot to offer. shooting as a freshman, shot attempts in the second Free throws, which were
"She handles the ball very "I don't see that she's the quarter. such a big key to the Tigers'
well and she has a good shot type of player who's going to The Devils' drought ended success in the District 6
when she's on," Marquart said. sit on the bench her entire when John Lowell scored at tournament, hurt the Tigers
"She plays awesome defense, freshman year," Douglass said. the 3:39 mark. Williston went against Williston. Union made
is very quick and never gives "I think she'll have the chance on to. make its next five just l-of-8 attempts in the
up. She's just an all-around to get in and play straight attempts, which included two fourth quarter-all of which
good player." away." 3-pointers by Jiwan James, the occurred in the final 2:33 of
Douglass said the one area When she does, Reddish
he would like to work on said it will be a moment of
Reddish with is her shot from relief-she will have made it rIath -for-sffe people to
beyond the-Tpoint line. He to the point where she's change their habits when it
likes for his point guards to be always wanted to be. comes to eating or being
able to score. "She's been working hard Continued from p. 2 physically active, but a drastic
Reddish said she-'s-looking .-Tier whole life to get to this change doesn't have to take
forward to that. point,"-Marquart said. "She's at statistics,. Miller said place.
"I like being a team player finally accomplished one of approximately 61 percent of "This is trying to get the
and passing the ball to the her goals arid I think it's the county's adult citizens are people started on the idea of a
open man, but, hey, if I've got great." either overweight or obese. 'little bit every day," Miller
"Unfortunately, they call us said. "You can't do it all at
one of the 'Fat Five' because once."
we're oneof the five fattest The Florida Department of
Success is not a destination that you ever reach. Success counties in the state of Health adopted the slogan "60
is the quality of your journey. Florida," Miller said. a Day." as--in 60 mhiinuties of
-Jennifer James Miller admitthat it may be physical activity a day, .to

mentally," Falla said.
Goolsby has a field
presence, as well, Falla said.
Hers, however, is one that can
be utilized in almost any
Falla said that helps because
his players play almost 100
games during the year. Players
get hurt and a coach has to be
able to plug players into
different positions.
"She's played so many
different positions," Falla said
of Goolsby. "She can catch,
she can play the outfield and
she can play basically any
infield position. With the type
of ball you play in college, you
have to have kids who are
*versatile." .....
Goolsby said she is willing
to play whatever position best
helps the team.
"I like infield, but I'm just
happy to be going," Goolsby
said. "I'll play wherever
(Falla) wants me to play."

regulation-and 13-of-30
Stil), Spiller's score on a
layup put the Tigers up 59-56
_.withJess--than--40- seconds -
remaining.; It appeared as if
that lead would hold when
Brown missed two free throws
for the Devils with 17 seconds
left. Williston rebounded the
second miss, but then turned
the ball over,, which eventually.
led to Perry's trip to the foul
Spiller led the Tigers with
18 points, while Odom and
Kevin Alexander had 13 and
12. Griffinand Young added

coincide with this year's Step
Up, Florida event.
Step Up, Florida moves to

Barrett and Goolsby could
both have an opportunity to
eventually play at a four-year
schooL -South -Florida is.
currently in its second year of
competition, but the school has
already sent four players on to
four-year schools, with more
on the way.
"I've got seven returning
sophomores," Falla said.
"Right now, four of them-have
scholarships to go on to other
schools. We play such a
competitive schedule and we
play so many tournaments that
they get the opportunity to be
seen and move on to the next
That competitive schedule
includes playing in one of the
toughest conferences in the
state, Falla said. Fellow
Southern Conference members
-Indian River and Manatee
finished first and second in the
state last year.
The Bradford players admit

nine and eight point,
respectively. .
Williston's Hopkins led all
scorers with -23 pointi,-
Teiammates Brown and James
each had 16.
Score by QuArter
WHS: 5 18. 18 18 13-72
UCHS: 17 20 13 9 12-7i
Union Scoring (71)i
Alexander 12, Austin 3
Caldwell 3, Griffin 9, Odom 1A,
Perry 5, Spiller 18, Young 8. 3;
pointers: Austin, Griffin, Perry,
Spiller, Young 2. Free throws:

neighboring Union Coupty
Friday, Feb. 24, with activities
beginning at the Lake Butler
city-hall at noon.
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-Mahatma Gandhi

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years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single
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the party! Share some birthday cake with our physicians. staff and volunteers on Thursday. On Friday, find out what shape
you're in at our annual Community Health Fair sponsored by the Lillian Stump Fund, featuring:

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they'll be nervous when they
step onto the field as a college'
player for the first time, but
they are also looking forward
to it.
"I'll be so nervous, but it
will be exciting, too, because
that's what both of our goals
are," Goolsby said.
"It will be unreal," Barreft
Bradford head softball coach
Shane McFadyen said he
thinks the duo will have
success after high school. -
"They're tw.o great kids and
hard workers." McFadyen
said. "I know that they've put
in hours and hours and hours..
to get to this point. I think both
of them have the athletic
ability and the mental makeup
to be successful collegW
"I think they'll handle those
things very well and be an
asset to that program down


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