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James named UCHS Teacher of the Year

Obama takes
oath as 44th
US president
Times Staff Writer
On Tuesday, Jan. 20, more
than one million people
were in attendance as Barack
Obama took the oath of office
as the 44th president' of the
United States.
In his inauguration address,
Obama humbly stated that the
current condition of the United
States was grim and that the
many serious challenges the
nation faces will not be easily
"But know this, America-
they will be met," he said.
Obama offered hope to. a
nation looking for a way out
of economic,crisis.
"We are at war, against a far-
reaching network of violence
and hatred. Our economy is
badly weakened... homes
have been lost; jobs shed;
businesses shuttered. Our
health care is too costly;
our schools fail too many;
and each day brings further
evidence that the ways we
use 'energy strengthen our
adversaries and threaten our
"We will begin to
responsibly leave Iraq to its
people, and forge a hard-
earned peace in Afghanistan.
With old friends and former
foes, we will work tirelessly
to lessen the nuclear threat,
and roll back the specter of
a warming planet. We will
not apologize for our way
of life, nor will we waver
in its defense, and for those
who seek to advance their
aims by inducing terror and
slaughtering innocents,' we
say to you now that our spirit
is stronger and cannot be
broken; you cannot outlast us,
and we will defeat you."

Black History
Show set
Feb. 28
Black History Extravaganza
will take place on Saturday,
Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the
Union County High School
Admission is $5 at the
door.. Singers, dancers, praise
dancers, choirs, speakers.and
other talent is welcomed.
Please join the Black History
Club in celebration of this
special time in black history.
If you would like to participate
in the show, please contact
Dot Green at (386) 496-4369
or (352) 258-9393.
Let us help you tell
your story!
(386) 496-2261



once again with Amanda, but
this time as a peer. She is a
very dedicated, hard-working
and enthusiastic teacher who
has a great rapport with her
students," he said.
As a student member of
the Lake Butler FFA, James
received 13 individual and
team state awards and was eveh
elected to serve as president
of the Florida FFA. As an
agricultural adviser,. she has
coached several teams to state
and national championships.
In 2008, she coached the
agricultural communications
team placing fifth in the state,
the livestock judging team
placing fourth in the state and
the- two-time national finalist
agricultural issues forum
team who were the 2007 and
2008 state champions, the
fourth in state parliamentary
procedure team and 2008 state
championship team, who went
on to place seventh in the
James graduated from
the University of Florida
in 2006 with a bachelor of
science degree, cum laude, in
agriculture education, and she
holds teaching certificates' in
agriculture grades 6-12 and
middle grade science grades
She currently teaches
Agriscience and integrated

science II for
grades 9-12.
Now in her
third year of i
teaching at
UCHS, she
received field
and teaching
at Heritage
School, .
Ne w berr y
High School,
Willist on
High School,
High Springs
School and
Santa Fe High
School while
attending UF.
UCHS Principal Alex Nelson
credits James' positive attitude
and cheerful disposition
in making her popular with
students and adults alike.
Nelson said that many times
she has stayed after hours to
tutor or counsel a student facing
a tough challenge.
"James is- deliberate in
assessing each student and using
the data to plan individualized
lessons for those who struggle.
She works many extra hours to
provide the best education for
her students," he said.
James stands firm on her
belief that education should be

LEFT: Amanda James, UCHS Teacher of
the Year. ABOVE: Amanda James' motto Is,
"A student will never care how much you
know until they know how much you care."

unbiased so
that all students can achieve
success, regardless of their
"I believe public education's
most important role is to offer
a student-engaging service.
When students are engaged,
learning takes -place, and I
feel that developing life-long
learners is, after all, the main
purpose of public education,"
she said."
Part of her work with
students involves overseeing
her agriculture communications
class' monthly UCHS Roar
newsletter, where she assists
students with writing and

LBMS announces

science fairly winners...

editing school news articles for
publication. She also produces
the live, morning school news
show in conjunction with
WUCR 107.9 FM radio.
Her untiring energy also
reaches out to community-
wide events such as serving
as the Lake Butler Relay for
Life public relations chair
and online advisor, assisting
with the 2007 Step-Up Union
County program, working
in the children's ministry at
Madison Street Baptist Church
2007-2008 and more recently,
in the youth mentoring program
See TEACH, p. 5A

Medicine and Health
First place: Haley Libby
Second: Michael Ellis
Third: Makenzie Romrell

-y Harrison

Second: Lauren Johnson
Third: Spencer Shannon
First place: Hailey McRee
Second: Malory Lemay
Third: Ashley- Feltner
First place: Ashley Osteen
Second: Taylor Furukawa
Third: Amber Regar
Earth Science
First place: Jessica
/ Loznicka
First place: Christian

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ind: Shelby Hopkins
:,Tyler Hopkins
place: Holly Tucker
nd: Parker H6dgeson

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First place: Molly Parker
Second: Vanessa Love
Third: Corey Palmer
First place- Case Emerson
Second: Brennan Clyatt
Third: Taylor Wilkins
Biological sciences
overall winners:
First place: Case Emerson
Second: Brennon Clyatt
Third: Taylor Wilkins
Physical sciences
overall winners:
First place: Molly Parker
Second: Vanessa Love
Third: Corey Palmer
Overall science fair
First place: Case Emerson
Second: Molly Parker


Fischer top employee at UCHS
In 1990, trash collectors
went on a five-day strike that
brought waist-high piles of ,
trash, a rash of assaults and
gunshots that pegged at both .
strikers and managers in New '
York. No one realized the '
importance of a trash collector
until the strike. What some may
have considered a menial job
was deemed a job of utmost
importance in the small amount -
of five days.
"In a high school classroom
where more than 130 students
pass through each day, I am
fortunate enough to have the
best custodian at the school
responsible for cleaning my M
room," is just one of the many
See TOP, p. 5A Nancy Fischer is UCHS' School-Related Employee of
the Year.

Memory Wall

prompts final walk

Barbara and Terry Mann
are asking the community to
join them if one final walk
to honor the memory of the
nine children for whom the
memorial wall and butterfly
garden at Lake Butler
Elementary School was
Five of the children's
names on the memorial wall
are those of the Mann's:
Nikki Mann, Elizabeth Mann,
Johnny Mann, Heaven Mann
and Anthony Lamb, along.
with the names of their nieces,
Ashley Keen and Miranda

Finn, and the names Cody
Starling and Brittany Carney.
All nine children were killed
in automobile accidents in
Union County.
This final memorial walk
will take place on Sunday,
Jan. 25, from 2-4 p.m. The
Manns request that the
community gather together at
the flagpole at Union County
Higfi School and walk with
them to the memorial wall
at Lake Butler Elementary
School where friends and
family will be asked to share
a memory about the children.

Stay informed.

Get involved. Be entertained. Ketp in touch. Express yourself. Know your community.

Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone (386) 496-2261

6 189076 631869

Going to Regionals...

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These students will represent Lake Butler Middle
School at the regional science fair. ABOVE: (Front row,
left to right) Savannah Woodall, Kelsey Harrison, (back,
I-r) Case Emerson, Ben Riggs, Taylor Wilkins, Vanessa
Love. BELOW: (Front row, I-r) Haley Libby, Kierra
Maxwell, (back, 1-r) Holly Tucker, Miranda Boyle, Corey
Palmer and Br6nnan Clyatt. Not pictured was Molly
Parker. (See more on page 4A.)

Times Staff Writer
Ask agriculture educator
Amanda James how many
children she has and she'll
likely ask you for a current
count of students enrolled in
Union County.
James said she believes
that her role as an educator
can be summed up in three
ways: facilitator, motivator and
"Unfortunately, for many
students," James said, "We, as
teachers,are all they have.There
is no one at home challenging
them and encouraging them,
so we must come alongside
and motivate them to achieve
success. I cannot count the
times I have watched a student's
classroom performance depend
solely upon the 'baggage' they
bring in with them."
James said she feels it is
her responsibility to meet
those students where they are,
allow them to vent or take a
moment to pick themselves up
emotionally and accomplish
the task at hand.
. Her colleague, agriscienceI
educator David Harris,
remembers the days he once
taught James as an agriculture
student in Union County.
"It is my privilege to work


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Page 2A TIMES January 22, 2009


Player profile:
Zack Starling
Name: Zack Starling, #12
Age/class: 16, Junior
Height/Weight: 5'9", 155 lbs.
Position: Shooting guard
What do you feel is your biggest asset on the court? My
What do you love most about the game of basketball?
The competition.
Who has been your greatest inspiration?
My pa-pa, Tommy Spires, because he always pushes me to. .
do better and believes in me.
What parts of your game are you working to improve -
this season?
Shooting and just playing the game better overall.
Adoptive parent: Alex Nelson. Steven Wheaton with his adoptive parent Cindy

Player profile:
Steven Wheaton
.Name: Steven Wheaton, # 25
Age/class: 16, Freshman
Height/Weight: 6'0", 148 lbs.
Position: Post
What do you feel is your biggest asset on the court? My height i an
advantage. Also stealing the ball and working together with the team
to keep us on track.
What do you love most about the game of basketball?
The fast pace of the game and running the court.
Who has been your greatest inspiration?
'- My-brother Preston Kinsey because of the way he looked out for me,
,". bringing me into his family, who later became my legal guardians.
What parts of your game are you working to improve this
S season?
.. ... More scoring.
Adoptive parent: Cindy Maddox. "Steven is a great kid," said
Madd6x. "He always makes a point to find me in the stands and say
Zack Starling with adoptive parent Alex 'hi' at games."

and tree
set Jan. 24
A Home' Vineyard
Workshop, Wine" Making
and Peach Tree Pruning.
Demonstration will be held in
Providence, on Saturday, Jan.
24, from 10-11 a.m.
Muscadine grape vineyard
workshop to include: Trellis
design,, training new vines,
cultivar selection, fertilizer'
management, vine sources
and irrigation.
Honie wine making tb
include: Equipment and
supplies to get started, and
questions and answers with
John Sirvent of Sirvent
Peach tree pruning
demonstration to include:
Bloom ancj fruit thinning
varieties for North Florida,
fertilization and spray
Directions: S.R. 238
-,.. (Providence Highway) to the
intersection of C.R. 241. Go
north one mile, and as you
descend the hill at the Bielling
farm, Jook left and iyou will
see the extension office sign
with an arrow at the driveway
of 9897 NW C.R. 241.
Sponsored by the Union
County Extension Office,
Mike Bielling and Sirvent

Meaty Book
Club forms
The LBES Library is
introducing a brand-new
club specifically designed
with third- and fourth-grade
students in mind. These
particular students should be
reading longer storybooks,
commonly referred to as
"meaty books."
In effort to prepare students
for the lengthy passages they
will befacedWvithon upcoming
FCAT tests, students may opt
to participate, in the Meaty
Book Club.
Those ...partjicjpatipg
are provided with. a.list of,
acceptable books -they -must
keep with them and have
. checked by the library each
tinie they take a quiz. Students
earning 25 points by May 15
will receive an award and
special breakfast. For more
information, please contact
LBES Media Specialist,

Jacquie Moseley at (386)

New members
of the LBES
50-Point Club
The 50-Point Club is
designed to acknowledge top
readers in the Accelerated
Reader program. Students
who have earned 50 points
while maintaining an average
of 80 percent or higher will
have their photo displayed in
the cafeteria and receive a
special medallion at the final
,,honor roll, passnmbly of. the,
..school year. .... .
In addition, 50-Point Club
members will receive a
certificate for free admission
to Princess and Pirates
Family Entertainment Center.
Congratulations to new
members Devin Lewis, Cale
Oden, Matthew Starling and
Austin Wilbur.

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A good book is the
precious life-blood of the.
master spirit, embalmed
and treasured upon
purpose for a life beyond.
John Milton
1608-1674, British Poet
*** '

You never, said, 'm leavinggl' J -,.,
You.never said-goodbye '",, --.
You were gone before I knew it,
and only God knew why.

A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried
If love alone could have save you,
You never would have died.

In life, I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a special place
That no one could ever fill.

It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn't go alone
For part of me went with you I
The day God took you home.

Reader offers poem of comfort
in memory of lost children
Dear Editor:
My name is Jeanette Hart. My grandson was riding on
the school bus that had the tragic wreck in 2006.He "vas
dropped off at my house that day about 15 minutes before
the accident. My heart went out to everyone involved. I
wrote down the following poem and thought you might be
interested in putting it in the paper this year. We put it in our
church bulletin that week. Thank you for your consideration.

Seven Angels
Seven angels were called home today.
On heaven's playground to ever play.
Forever together, happy they will be.
No sorrow or tears will they ever see.
A loving grandfather went close behind.
Eternal happiness he will forever find,
As he watches on the playground of heaven,
These precious children, a total of seven.
Maybe someone will find some comfort in these words.
God bless.
SJeanette Hart

First United Methodist
Church in fellowship with
New Jerusalem. Full Gospel
Church invites you to come
expecting revival, Monday-
Friday, Jan. 26-30, at 7 p.m.
each evening with the anointed

young evangelist Jeremy
Pooler. The church is located
on S.R. 121 in Worthington
Springs. For more information,
please call (386) 496-1461.
Raiford First Baptist
Church will hold its fifth
Saturday Praise Fest on
Saturday, Jan. 31; Free
hamburgers and hot dogs will
be served at 6 p.m. followed by
the music of "Calvary's Voice."
Everyone is invited to attend.!
Raiford First Baptist
Church serves as a distributor
for the Angel Food Ministry
as. part of its community
outreach program. Orders are
taken during the first week
of each month and food is
distributed at the church on
the last Saturday of the month.
For more information, please
contact Pastor Joe Murphy at
(352) 235-1382.

If you are going to tell people the truth, be funny or they
will kill you.
Billy Wilder
1906-, American Film Director

and ohnny


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The Mann and Scott family wish to thank everyone in the community for their prayers and support
during the past three years. They would also like to thank the staff and students of LBES and
LBMS for the memorials created in honor of their children.
We love and miss you,
Katie, Amanda, Terry and Barbara


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advertisers...For a stronger business community.

In 'Memory of Sevenrtngels
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Spring Library Schedule

Programs begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.
All programs are free and open to the public. For more
information, call (386) 496-3432. You can also visit the
Web site at www.newriver.lib.fl.us.

Feb. 4-5 Feathered

Feb. 11-12
Feb. 18-19
Feb. 25-26

March 4-5
March 11-12

Be Mine
Let's Go Wild
Are You

March 25-26 Pretty Pink
April 1-2 Here
April 8-9 Hop Hoppity
April 15-16 My Family
April 22-23 Where I Live
April 29-30 Let's Dance

/T '"' ,,, union County Public Library 175 W. Main St., Lake Butler

LCCC presents special

performance on Grizzard

Lewis Grizzard always
boasted he was "Southern by
the grace of God" and since
his death in 1994 no Southern
comic, writer or satirist has
yet emerged to fill the huge
void left by the legendary
But the next best thing
is coming to Lake City
Community College on
Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 7:30
p.m. when "Lewis, Grizzard:
In His Own Words" will
be performed at the Levy
Performing Arts Center,. as
part of the college's 2008-09
Lyceum Series. The show is
being sponsored by the Lake
City Reporter.
The one-man show stars a
dynamic South Carolina actor
named Bill Oberst Jr. who is
a dead-ringer for Grizzard,
the late Atlanta Constitution
columnist and author.
Oberst's performance has
been described by critics as
"uncanny" and "marvelous"
and compared favorably to
Hal Holbrook's Mark Twain
and James Whitmore's Will
Rogers in similar solo shows.
The 90-minute concert
consists entirely of Grizzard's
own words. Act One is a
recreation of a Grizzard
concert performT'-fs and
features his most beled jokes;
and stories. The bittersweet
second act is set closer to
the end of Grizzard's-life and -
includes excerpts from his
columns and books including
the famous, "Definition of a
Lewis Grizzard's column
.for the Atlanta Constitution

The Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State Park
will host the 6t Annual Craft
Rendezvous on Saturday, Jan.
24, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The
park is located on U.S. 41, three
miles from 1-75 and nine miles
from 1-10 in White Springs.
Come and enjoy crafters
from all over the state, as
they demonstrate and sell
their handcrafted art. The
demonstrations will include
photography, jelly making,
pottery, stained glass,
blacksmithing, woodworking, I
fabric arts, aromatherapy,
jewelry, quilting, walking '
sticks, painting and herbs.
All of these artists are'regula'
volunteers at Stephen Foster
and demonstrate their talents
throughout the year. The Craft
Rendezvous is free with paid
park admission, $4 per vehicle
up to eight people. For more
information, call Craft Square at I
(386) 397-1920 or visit the Web I
site www.StephenFosterCSO.
org. I

Step-Up UC!
set March 14
Step-Up Union County has
been scheduled for Saturday,
March 14. The event will begin I
at 9 a.m. at the Union Depot
Pavilion, located next to the
Lake Butler City Hall building.
The goals for Step-Up Union f
County 2009 are to increase
awareness-of physical activity)
and provide opportunities for
physical activity.
Sign up your organization
now or receive moreinformation
by contacting Joe Pietrangelo
at the health department at
(386) 496-3211 or by e-mail at

Bill Oberst Jr. portrays
the famous columnist,
Lewis Grizzard.

also appeared in 450American
newspapers from 1979 to 1994,
making him the country's
most widely syndicated
columnist, His concerts and
18 best-selling books led him
to numerous, appearances on
shows such as "Larry King
Live," "The Tonight Show,"
and "Designing Women."
"Bill Oberst is just
remarkable-I -constantly
had to remind' myself that I
wasn't seeing' the real Lewis
Grizzard. But in a way I was,"
.said Mark Kirby, coordinator
of the Levy Performing Arts
"Anybody that ever enjoyed
Grizzard's columns and books
and stand-up routines will

Babe Ruth
taking place
Babe Ruth baseball sign-
ups will begin on Saturday,
Jan. 24, and continue each
Saturday thereafter until Feb.
21. Saturday sign-ups will take
place at the new field house
at the OJ. Phillips Recreation
Center on S.R. 121,from 9a.m.
until noon. The cost per player
is lower this year: $50. for T-
ball and $65 for all other ages.'
Please bring your child's birth

All-Star players...

Left to right: UCHS seniors S.J. Simmons, Coach
Andrew Zow, J.R. Rooney, Brodie Ellis and Deven Perry
(kneeling, holding trophy) participated in last week's
second annual East-West Senior All-Star Football Game
In Lake City. Perry won Offensive Most Valuable Player
of the east team. For full story, see Regional News.

love this show." :
"Lewis Grizzard: In His
Own Words" was originally
conceived by Grizzard's
widow, Dedra Grizzard and
his manager and friend, Steve
Enoch. "After Lewis died,"
explained Mrs. Grizzard, "I
was constantly approached by
many of his-fanswho sorely
missed his columns and
concert appearances. So Steve
and I began thinking about
the possibility of creating a
stage portrayal."
For reservations and further
ticket information to "Lewis
Grizzard: In His Own Words"
call the Levy Performing Arts

certificate to sign up.

Sign up for
girls softball
during Jan.
Girls softball sign-ups will be
held every Saturday in January
at the OJ. Phillips Recreation
Complex from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Rally Day will be announced at
a later time. If you need further
information, please see Barbara
Zipperer, Kevin Howe, Robbie
B'arber or Kathy Parrish.

mputer classes at
County Public Library
for adults

Tuesday Mornings, '| Tuesday Evenings,
10-12noon 6-8pm
Jan 27 Basic Computer j J]an 27 Basic Computer
Feb 3 Basic Internet Feb 3 Basic Internet
Feb 10 Basic Email. 4 Feb 10. Basic Email
Feb 17 Basic Word I Basic Word
,. ; Ba*sicWr

Center box office at (386)
754-4340. Tickets went on
sale Jan. 20. Prices are $15
for adults, $14 for seniors
(age 55 and over), and $14 for
students and LCCC staff.
Prior to the show dinner
will be served in the college's
Lobo Cafe. For reservations,
call 1(888) 845-0925.- .
Kirby 'is' hopeful for a big
turnout, especially from
diehard Grizzard fans. "We've
had great shows all year, and
Bill Oberst's magnificent
talent makes for another great
show. This truly will be an
unforgettable night of theater.
You'll hate yourself if you
miss this one."

Get over the idea that only
children should spend their
time in study. Be a student
so long as you still have
something to learn, and this
will mean all your life.
Henry L. Doherty
1870-1939, American

Special to the Times
To start the new year off,
I'd like to tell you about a
recent Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) report titled "Wildlife
2060: What's at stake for
Florida?" The report is based
on a study by 1000 Friends
of Florida-a nonprofit
organization that monitors our
state's growth, and it contains
some pretty alarming things we
hunters need to be aware of.
Florida has the fourth-highest
'population in the country at
18 million, and this report
predicts that by the year 2060,
it will double to 36 million.
Consequently, estimates are
that seven million of the state's
34 million total acres will be
converted from natural and
rural lands to urban .uses during
the next 50 years. Seven million
acres is equivalent to the entire
state of Vermont. -_
Black bear-and wild turkey
habitats may decrease by two
million acrds by 2060L- And for
Florida's more than. 200,000-
deer hunters, this estimated -
loss of 2.7 million acres of
native -habitat could result in
62,790 fewer deer in Florida.
On top of that, as much as 25
percent of the private lands that
provide most of the hunting
leases could disappear by 2060
due to development.
Leasing private land for
hunting costs a statewide
average of around $15 an acre
today. That figure could soar to
about $300 an acre by 2060!
Florida boasts one of the
largest wildlife management
area systems in the country at
almost six million acres, but
what's going to happen to it in
50 years? It will undoubtedly
shrink from the pressures put on
it by encroaching development.
Many of Florida's 50,000
public-land hunters already feel
the squeeze and complain of
areas being overcrowded. How
crowded are they going to be
when our population doubles?
So what can we do about
.it? .cThis--state-simply can't-
Safford tobuy all the 4and that
needs' protecting, "bu't it can
assist property owners who
own "key" wildlife habitats
by helping them manage these
lands and by creating financial
incentives to help protect and
keep these native lands wild.
One thing residents already
are doing is creating new taxes
to preserve important local
eeesystems. Since 1972, 30
Florida counties have voted to
tax themselves in the form of
real estate "doc stamps," and
that has generated more than
$2 billion to purchase nearly
375,000 acres of conservation
And it's important which
tracts of land are priorities to
buy and put into conservation.
We need communities separated
by green spaces in the form of

Tony Young

woods, swamps and farmlands
that will support wildlife.
We must minimize the
effects of habitat fragmentation
by making sure large areas
of conservation lands and
wetlands stay connected to other
natural landscapes. The report
estimates that two million of the
seven million acres projected to
be lost to development by 2060
lie within a mile of existing
public conservation lands. If
this happens, it will create
"islands" of natural habitat that
will isolate wildlife populations
from each other. This will really
have a negative impact on
species that require vast tracts
of undisturbed land to survive.
Fragmentation also will
make prescribed burning,.-a
for maintaining quality wildlife
habitat, even more difficult.
But by using smart-growth
initiatives and planning, we can
encourage development that
is environmentally sensitive,
instead of allowing haphazard
urban sprawl to occur.
Proactive strategies are best
adopted at the local level and
include acquiring and protecting
large parcels of conservation
lands, promoting compatible
agriculture, like cattle ranches
and timber farms (because
they provide wildlife habitat),
developing conservation
easements, creating tax
incentives and managing the
growing development with
large-scale, land use planning
in mind.
You can get involved in
advocating for wise land use
decisions in your community to
minimize negative impacts to
wildlife. You can ask whether
your city or county has a local
land acquisition program. Are
the roads there being designed
and situated to accommodate
wildlife? Does your community
view conserving its green
infrastructure and wetlands
with the same importance as
maintaining its roads, buildings
and bridges? And are you,
yourself, conserving wildlife
habitat on your own property?
To view "Wildlife 2060:
What's at stake for Florida?" go
See HUNT, p. 4A

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Second place winners were (left to right): Vanessa Love, Brennan Clyatt, Parker Hodgeson, Shelby Hopkins,
Malory Lemay, Taylor Furukawa, Lauren Johnson and Michael Ellis.

"What Type of Metal Filament Will Last the Longest and
Shine the Brightest?" was Ashley Osteen's first place
win in the chemistry category.

Tl rd place winners were Spencer Shannon, Amber Regar, Taylor Wilkins, Ashley Feltner, Makenzie Romrell, Corey
Palmer and Tyler Hopkins.

Case Emerson won first place in zoology for his
project, "How Quickly Insects Develop Under Certain
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Holly Tucker took first place in the environmental
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First place in the engineering category went to
Christian Jenkins for his project titled, "Do Long or
Short Rockets Fly the Highest?"

Savannah Woodall took first place in behavioral
science for her project titled, "Does gender affect
visual selective attention span?"

ABOVE: Earth science first place winner was Jessica
Loznicka with her project, "How and When are
Tsunamis Created?"

RIGHT: First place in botany went to Halley McRee for
her project, "What is the Most Efficient Way to Dry

Continued from p. 3A
Another site you can log
onto and get involved with

is "Teaming with Wildlife" at
.. We might not be able to slow
down growth in our state, but
I encourage you to join the
FWC and other organizations
working together to find
solutions to make a brighter
future for our wildlife-and

the future of hunting here.
Tony Young is the media
relations coordinator for the
FWC's Division of Hunting
and Game Management. You
can reach him with questions
about hunting at Tony.

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State asks for

input on rural

health issues

The State of Florida, Office
of Rural Health, is currently
revising the State Rural Health
Plan and is seeking input from
individuals living in rural
communities. There are five
town hall meetings scheduled
throughout Florida.
This is your opportunity to
have your voice heard. Don't
miss this chance to ensure that
your issues are a top priority for
the State Rural Health Plan.
A regional meeting for
residents of Union, Bradford,
Alachua, Columbia, Hamilton,
Dixie, Gilchrist and -Levy
counties will be held at the
Bradford County Public Library
conference room, located at
456 W. Pratt St. in Starke, on
WednesdayTe-.e 4, from 11:30
-a.m.-2:30 p.m.
It is not necessary to attend
the entire three hours, but the
meeting time is purposely
scheduled during lunchtime to
ensure the largest number of
people will be able to attend.
Lunch will be served at the
meeting. The discussion will
be facilitated by FSU professor
Dr. Gail Bellamy.

What is the purpose
of the State Rural
Health Plan?
Citizens are asked to attend
the meeting to give their input
on ways to improve the health
status of those living in rural
communities. The purpose of
the State Rural Health Plan is
to discover ways to increase the
proportion of the population
in rural areas with financial
access to health services and
to increase the availability of

support group
meets in UC
Have you been diagnosed
with diabetes? Are you feeling
overwhelmed and uncertain
of how to .-rinage"your
diabetes? Do you W Ni to share-
those concerns with health
professionals and otherdiabetics
in a supportive environment? A
monthly meeting takes place
at the Union County Public
Library where you can find
support and learn how to
better manage your condition.
For more information, please
contact Liz Floyd at (386) 496-

UC Library
Board meets
Jan. 26 (
Union County Library Board
will meet on Monday, Jan. 26,
at 5 p.m. at the library.

deadline is
Feb. 6
'The 47 thannual Strawblgry
Pageant will be 'held on
Saturday, March 7, at 7 p.m.
at the Bradford High School
The Strawberry Princess
competition is open to young

quality health services to rural
The process involves
reviewing health needs
assessments from 24 rural
counties that are medically
underserved. Studies have
shown that the overall mortality
rate for most rural counties is
higher than Florida as a whole,
and that rural counties have
a much higher than expected
rate in accident-related deaths,
chronic liver disease, diabetes
and prenatal deaths.
Winnie Holland,
administrator of Bradford
and Union County Health
Departments, said, "The State
Office of Rural Health is
sponsoring the meeting because
they want to know what rural
people think are the top health
Rural health has some unique
characteristics related to the
delivery of health care services
because there are often limited
providers. Transportation is
often a key issue and many of
the people living in rural areas
work for small employers who
are not able to provide health
"Living in a rural area in
Florida provides many great
barriers when it comes to
families and having good
relationships," Holland said,
"but we are often challenged to
receive all the services within
our own community and we
are very fortunate to have a
local hospital and physicians
that provide good services."
If you have any questions,
please contact Holland at (386)
496-3211,-or--Diane Mauldin
at the ACORN Clinic at (352)

ladies ages. 13-17. The
Strawberry Queen competition
is open to young ladies ages
17-24. Applicants must be a
resident of-or attend school
in-Bradford County, Union
County or Keystone Heights.
Last year, young ladies
received more than $4,500
in -scholafi'hips 7and awards.
.Aplictiinst are now available
at Union County High School.
The deadline date to apply
is Friday, Feb. 6. For more
information, please call Angelia
at (352) 235-2014.

schedule for
Union Co.
A SHINE volunteer counselor
is available at the Union County
Health Department on the
second and fourth Wednesday
of every month from 2-4 p.m.
The health department is
located at 495 E. Main St. in
Lake Butler.
If any scheduled session
falls on a holiday or weather
emergency day, it will be
rescheduled for the very next
week on the same day and
You can call the,Elder iHelp
Line at 1 (800)-963-ELDER or
1(8000262-2243 to confirm the
"counseling session schedule.'
.The schedule can also be"
'vi-ewed at the Web site www.
,,counseling.html, Click on your
..county on the Florida map for
the current schedule.
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Legion meets
The regular meeting of the
American Legion will take
place on Thursday, Jan. 22, at
7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in
Lake Butler.

Breman to
speak at
Union County Extension
Director Jacque Breman will
be the guest speaker at the
monthly meeting of the Union
County Historical Society on
Monday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m.
Breman will give a history of
agriculture in Union County.

Project Grad
meets Jan. 26.
The next Project Grad meeting
will be held on Monday, Jan.
26, at 7 p.m. The meeting will
take place in the classroom of
Marcie Tucker at Lake Butler
Middle School.

Club valentine
luncheon set
The Lake Butler Woman's
Club will hold its annual
Valentine's Heart Luncheon on
Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 11:30-
12:30 p.m.
For $6 a plate, enjoy a dine-
in or take-out meal to include
ham, several side dishes
and magnificent desserts,
prepared. by members of club.
All proceeds will benefit the
American Heart Association
and the American Cancer

Adkins open
house Jan. 29
State Rep. Janet Adkins will
hold open house on Thursday,
Jan. 29, from 5-7 p.m. at her
Starke office, located in the
north wing of the Bradford
County Courthouse. The public
is invited to meet Adkins and
her staff.

A letter to editor that appeared
in last week's paper from RMC
regarding 'the butterfly garden
was printed as being written.
by Major Karen Clemons. It
was submitted by Secretary
Specialist Karen Clemons, but
was written by Major A.W.
Clemons. We apologize for this

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The program is an eight-
hour, two half-day classroom
instruction on refining driving
skills and developing defensive
driving techniques. Available to
senior citizens, classes will be
held in Lake Butler on Tuesday
and Wednesday, Feb. 24-25,
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Driver Safety Program
fee is $12 for AARP members
.-and $14fornon-members.There
are no tests given. A completion
certificate qualifies you for an
automobile insurance discount
for three years. To register or
receive more information, call
(352) 333-3036.

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Continued from p. 1A
praises offered by faculty and
staff at Union County High
School for this year's School-
Related Employee of the Year,
Nancy Fischer.
English teacher Rebekah
Raulerson said, "Every
morning when I arrive at my
classroom door, I am greeted
by her smiling face. She also
greets students as they arrive,
all the while taking care of her
morning responsibilities."
Fischer has worked for the
Union County school district
for three years, two of which
she has spent taking care of
messes left by high school
students, ensuring they have
clean classrooms and hallways
to come to each day. Her

Continued from p. 1A
at Antioch Baptist Church.
In the classroom, James
said she believes that her
taking a proactive approach
with reading improvement is
making a difference. Seventy-
two of James' ninth and tenth
graders were tested through
ThinkLink, and 49 'percent
had made learning gains over
a six-week period of time and
another 19 percent maintained
their scores.
During the past two
years, James has taken the
opportunity to advise UF
students who have conducted
their early experiences within
her classroom and program.
"I have strived to exert
leadership among my school
peers. As a member of the
UCHS A+ team and the School
Leadership Team, I try my best
to always be a team player,
especially as we presented the
Summer Institute," said James.
Wheni asked what ways
she has involved parents,
families and the community
in education, James said that
progress reports are sent home
every three weeks, including
accompanying phone calls if a
student is not up to par..
"In one parent-teacher
conference, the mother was
concerned about. the progress
of her daughter,:-,especially
considering--her-mental--and- -
anger management issues.
After discussing the depth of
the issues, the mother now calls
me any time her daughter falls
behind in any of her classes,
allowing me to work with her
after school on her assignments
and/or attitude."
Last Christmas, James
mailed out 135 Christmas cards
to the families of her students,
personally highlighting a
specific, positive aspect of the
student. From that, she said,
she has noticed a few behavior
issues in the classroom have
almost all ceased.
"This year, I wanted parents
to see the work of their
children who were competing
at the National Agricultural
Career Development Event, so
I prepared a full dinner and

positive attitude and-diligent.---instructional employee of the
work ethic are contagious and- year," said.Raulerson,-
noticed by students and her-. Any time you walk the hals-
peers alike. of UCHS, you will always
Principal Alex Nelson said find Fisher sweeping, taking
Fischer is more than just a out trash, wiping down yalls,
custodial worker at the high mopping, etc. Last. year,
school. She often volunteers to the schooLbad to.\let another
help with after school activities custodian go that 'worked
as well. Fischer has developed on Fischer's shift, leaving
a genuine rapport with many the whole school campus as
students and her commitment to Fisher's job until the second
the students and staff at UCHS shift arrives.
is evident through her work "Mrs. Fischer has never
ethic and diligence in keeping complained and now-as
the campus spotless. then- she continues to do the
"Her engaging smile and work of two custodians," said
nurturing personality often secretary Kelly Holmes.
draw students to her for friendly Earlier this year, Fischer's
conversation," said Nelson. husband was diagnosed with
"She is our unofficial school cancer. Although the diagnosis
counselor." is not favorable, she continues
Fischer is always willing to with an uncanny ability to
help out at a minute's notice do a great job at work, while
when needed. "I don't think serving as an uplifting example
Union County can find a more to others.
deserving person to award non-

invited the families to attend
and it was a tremendous success
because families were better
able to understand the amount
of hard work and practice the
students had put into it."
James is a member of the
National Association of
Agricultural Educators, Florida
Association of Career and
Technical Education, Floridal
Association of Agricultural
Educators and the Florida FFA
Association Alumni.
She has been a co-presenter
at several teacher workshops
to include: "Preparing State
FFA Officer Candidates,"
at; the Florida Association of
Agricultural Educators 2008
Summer Conference in Ponte
Vedra, "Engaging Lesson
Plans," at the 2008 Chapter
Officer Leadership Conference
in Lake City, "Classroom
Management" at the Made
for Excellence 2008 teacher
development .in Haines City,
and in 2008, she placed third

in the state in lesson plans a
the FAAE Ideas Unlimitec
teaching competition. Jame:
was also nominated for FAAE':
Outstanding Young Teacher an(
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CASE NO.: 63-08-CA-0074
including any unknown spouse
of said defendantss, if married,
if remarried, and deceased,
the respective unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees,
creditors, lienors, and trustees,
and all other persons claiming
by, through, under or against the
named deferidant(s),
pursuant to the Order Rescheduling
Judicial/Foreclosure Sale entered
on the 31st day of December, 2008,
with regard to the Default Final
Judgment to Foreclose Mortgage
entered on September 10', 2008,
in Civil Action No. 63-08-CA-0074,
Circuit Court, Eighth Judicial Circuit,
in and for Union. County, Florida,
in which JOHN .R. THOMAS, a/
DAWN DAUGHTER, including
any unknown spouses if married,
their known and unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees,
creditors, lienors, and trustees,
and all other persons claiming by,
through, under or against them, are
the Defendants, and THOMAS E.
HOWELL, JR., is the Plaintiff, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the Front Door Lobby
at the Union County Courthouse,
55 West Main Street, Lake Butler,
FL 32054, at 11:00 a.m. EST on
the 12th day of February, 2009,
the following described property set
forth in the Default Final Judgment
to Foreclose Mortgage:
4335 SW 139th Court, Lake Butler,
Florida 32054,
A parcel of land containing a total
area of 10.0 acres, more or less,
lying, being and situate in Sections
26 and 27, Township 6 South,
Range 19 East, Union County,
Florida, more particularly described
as follows:
Commence at the Southwest corner
of said Section 26, thence' run South
89 degrees 03 minutes 27 seconds
West, along the South line of said
Section 27, a distance of 660.77
feet to the Southwest corner of the
East 1/2 of East /2 of Southeast 1a of
said. Section 27; thence run North
-00 degrees 11 minutes 00 seconds
West, along the West. line of said
'East l/2 of East 1/2 of Southeast 1/4 of
Section 27, a distance of 2078.45
of the hereinafter described parcel
of land: thence continue running
North 00 degrees 11 minutes 00
seconds West, continuing along
said West line of East 2 of the East
1/2 of the Southeast 1A of Section
27, a distance of 634.68 feet to the
Northwest corner of said East V/2 of
East V1/2 of Southeast /4 of Section
27, thence run North 88 degrees
44 minutes 31 seconds East along
the North line of said East 1/2 of
East 1/2 of Southeast '/4 of Section
27, a distance of 661.19 feet to the
Northeast corner of said East 1/ of
East W2 of Southeast a1 of Section
27; thence run North 88 degrees
20 minutes 52 seconds East, along
the North line of the Northwest 1/4 of
Southwest /4 of said Section 27, a
distance of 36.29 feet; thence run
South 01 degree 57 minutes 01
Second West a distance of 507.11
feet; thence run South 01 degree
6 minutes 45 seconds East a
stancee of 128.51 feet; thence run
'h 88 degrees 44 minutes 31
-. ids West a distance of 681.80
feet to the. POINT OF BEGINNING.
: Subject to existing county land use
regulations, and to all easements of
record, or not of record.
Subject to and together with a
60 foot perpetual non-exclusive
easement for ingress and egress as
described in Official Records Book
109, Page 193, Public Records 'of
Union County, Florida, over, across
and along a portion of the North 60
feet of the West V2 of the Southwest
/4 of said Section26.
Together with a 40 foot perpetual
easement for ingress and egress
as described in Deed Book 25,
Page 106 Public Records of Union
County, Florida, over and across
.the West 40 feet of the Southwest
4 of Northwest % of Section 26,
Township 6 South, Range 19 East.
Tax Parcel ID# 27-06-19-00-000-
0110-0, together with a 1998 FTWD
doublewide mobile homess, VIN#
GALFV05A27427CW21 and VIN
#GALFV05B27427CW21, the
claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of
the is pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the date
of the sale.
Dated this 8th day of January,
Regina H, Parrish
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Julia Croft
Deputy Clerk
1/15 2tchg 1/22-UCT
DRAFT Permit Project No.:
New River Regional Landfill
Union County
The Department of Environmental
Protection (permitting authority)
gives notice of its intent to issue
a Title V Air Operation Permit
Renewal to New River Solid Waste
Association for New River Regional
Landfill located at Route 1, Box

375, Raiford, Union County. The
applicant's name and address are:
New River Solid Waste Association;
and, Mr. Darrell O'Neal, Post Office
Box 647, Raiford, Florida 32083-
The permitting authority will issue
the PROPOSED Permit, and
subsequent FINAL Permit, in
accordance with the conditions
of the DRAFT Permit unless a
response received in accordance
with the following procedures results
in a different decision or significant
change of terms or conditions.
The Permitting Authority will accept
written comments concerning the
DRAFT Permit for a period of

thirty (30) days from the date of
publicatis Di'tho Public Notice.
Written -wwomnts must be post-
marked and all facsimile comments
must be received by the close of
business (5:00 pm), on or before
the end of this 30-day period, by
the Permitting Authority at 7825
Baymeadows Way, Suite B200,
Jacksonville, FL 3U256 or facsimile
904/448-4363. Apart of his or
her comments,' -any person may
also request that the Permitting
Authority hold a public meeting
on this permitting action. If the
Permitting Authority determines
there is sufficient interest for a
public meeting, it will publish notice
of the time, date, and location in
the Florida Administrative Weekly
(http://faw.dos.state.fl.us/) and in a
newspaper of general circulation in
the area affected by the permitting
action. For additional information,
contact the Permitting Authority
at the above address or phone
number. If written comments or
comments received at a public
. meeting result in a significant
change to the DRAFT Permit, the
Permitting Authority shall issue a
Revised DRAFT Permit and require,
if applicable, another Public Notice.
All comments filed will be made
available for public inspection.
A person whose substantial interests
are affected by the proposed
permitting decision may petition
for an administrative hearing in
accordance with Sections 120.569
and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes
(F.S.). The petition must contain the
information set forth below and must
be filed (received) in the Office of
General Counsel of the Department
at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida, 32399-3000 (Telephone:
850/245-2242; Fax: 850/245-2303).
Petitions filed by any persons other
than those entitled to written notice
under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must
be filed within fourteen days of
publication of the public notice or
within fourteen days of receipt of the
notice of intent, whichever occurs
first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S.,
however, any person who asked
the permitting authority for notice
of agency action may file a petition
within fourteen days of receipt of
that notice, regardless of the date
of .
publication. A petitioner shall mail a
copy of the petition to the applicant
at the address indicated above,
at the time of filing. The failure of
any person to file a petition within
the applicable time period shall
constitute a waiver of that person's
right to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.,
or to intervene in this proceeding
and participate as a party to it. Any
subsequent intervention will be only
at the approval' of the presiding
officer upon the filing of a motion in
compliance with Rule 28- 106.205.
of the Florida Administrative Code
A petition that disputes the material
facts on which' the permitting
authority's action is based must
contain the following information:
(a) The name and address of each
agency affected and each agency's
file or identification number, if
(b)Thename, address and telephone
number of the petitioner; name
address and telephone number of
the petitioner's representative, if
any, which shall be the address
for service purposes during the
course of the proceeding; and an
explanation of how petitioner's
substantial rights will be affected by
the agency determination;
(c) A statement of how and when
the petitioner received notice of the
agency action or proposed action;
(d) A statement of all disputed
issues of material fact. If there are
none, the petition must so state;
(e) A concise statement of the
ultimate facts alleged, as well as
the rules and statutes which entitle
petitioner to relief;
(f) A statement of the specific'rules
or statutes the petitioner contends
require reversal or modification of
the agency's proposed action; and,
(g) A statement of the relief sought
by the petitioner, stating precisely
the action petitioner wishes the
agency to take with respect to the
agency's proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute
the material facts upon which the
permitting authority's action is
based shall state that no such facts
are in dispute and otherwise shall
contain the same information as set

The City Commission of the City of Lake Butler will hold a
Public Hearing on Monday, February 9, '2009 at 5:15 p.m. to
hear from any interested person relative to the closing and/or
vacating an unimproved 15 foot public alley traversing parts of
lots 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 of Block 2, Section 30 Township 5 South,
Range 20 East, City of Lake Butler. (The alley borders S.W. 9th
Avenue and SW 1st Terrace). The petitioner is Jimmy Bordhua,
150 SW 9th Avenue, Lake Butler, Florida. Persons or persons
needing accommodations should contact the City of Lake
Butler as soon as possible.
John D. Berchtold, City Manager/City Clerk

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forth above, as required by Rule
28-106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing
process is designed to formulate.
final agency action, the filing of a
petition means that the permitting
authority's final action may be
different from the position taken by
it in this notice of intent. Persons
whose substantial interests will be
affected by any such final decision
of the permitting authority on
the application have the right to
petition to become a party to the
proceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation is not available for this
In addition to the above, pursuant
to 42 United States Code (U.S.C.)
Section 7661d(b)(2), any person
may petition the Administrator of
the EPA within 60 (sixty) days of
the expiration of the Administrator's
45 (forty-five) day review period as
established at 42 U.S.C. Section
7661d(b)(1), to object to issuance
of any Title V permit. Any petition
shall .be based only on objections
to the Title V permit that were raised
with reasonable specificity during
the 30 (thirty) day public comment
period provided in this notice,
unless the petitioner demonstrates
to the Administrator of the EPA
that it was impracticable to raise
such objections within the comment
period or unless the grounds for such
objection arose after the comment
period. Filing of a petition with the
Administrator of the EPA does not'
stay the effective date of any Title
V permit properly issued pursuant
to the provisions of Chapter 62-
213, F.A.C. Petitions filed with the
Administrator of EPA must meet the
requirements of 42 U.S.C. Section
7661d(b)(2) and must be filed with
the Administrator of the EPA at:
U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20460.
A complete project file is available
for public inspection during normal
business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday,
except legal holidays, at:
Permitting Authority:
Department of Environmental
7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite
-Jacksonville, FL 32256
Telephone: 904/807-3300
Fax: 904/448-4363
The complete project fileincludesthe
Technical Evaluation and associated
DRAFT Title V Air Operation Permit
Renewal, the applicationss, and
the information submitted by the
responsible official, exclusive of
confidential records under Section
403.111, F.S. Interested persons
may contact Christopher L. Kirts,
P.E., at the above address, or
call' 904/807-3300, for additional
information. 1/22 1tchg -UCT
The Board of Adjustment of the
City of Lake Butler will hold a public
hearing on Monday, February 9,
2009, to receive comments on
an application for a request for
a variance of 4 feet to meet the
required rear yard set backs.
The property is Union County tax
parcel #29-05-20-00-000-0580-0
,with a street address of 715 E. Main
Street, Lake Butler.
The hearing will be held in the
City of Lake Butler Commission
Chambers; 200 W 1st Street, Lake
Butler, and will begin at.5:15 p.m.
or as soon thereafter as possible.
,This hearing will be open to the
public and all interested persons
are encouraged to attend and be
heard. The application is on file in
the office of the City Manager at the
above address.
John D. Berchtold
City Manager
1/22 ltchg-UCT

Board of County Commissioners of
Union County, Florida will hold a
Public Hearing on Monday, Feb. 2,
2009, 11:30 a.m. in Room 101 of
the Union County Courthouse, 55
West Main Street, Lake Butler,
Florida to consider the proposed
Said proposed Ordinance may be
examined at the Board of County
Commissioner's Office, 15 NE 1st
Street, Lake Butler, FL, between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00
p.m., Monday thru Friday,
excluding legal holidays.
1/22 2tchg 1/29-UCT

UC legislators

to meet here
State Senator Steve Oelrich
(R-Cross Creek) will hold the
annual legislative delegation
hearing with Rep. Janet Adkins
in Union County on Thursday,
Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. at the Board
of County Commissioner's
meeting room located inside
the Union County courthouse.
Oelrich and Adkins represent
the citizens of Union County
in the Florida Legislature, and
each year the delegation holds
a public hearing in order to
provide the public with an
opportunity to discuss any
issues of concern with their
"It is very beneficial to the
delegation to hear from local
residents about issues impacting
their lives-especially at a time
when we need to prioritize
spending and make really tough
decisions that affect so many
people," said Oelrich.
For more information or to
be placed on the agenda, please
contact Oelrich's office at (352)

Workshops to

focus on family
Guiding Good Choices is
a five-session, interactive
workshop where parents will
learn practical skills to help
strengthen the relationship, with
their children and help him or
her avoid drug use and other
negati-ve adolescent behaviors.
The first of five Thursday

sessions begins on Thursday,
Jan. 29, and will take place
at Lake Butler Middle School,
with a free meal at 5:30- p.m.,
followed by a workshop from
6-7:30 p.m.
Free childcare will be
provided along with a $35
stipend to reimburse gas
expenses at the completion of
the five-week program.
This program is based on solid
research and has a proven track
record of effectiveness. Don't
miss this important opportunity.
For more information or to
register, call Margie Coburn at
(386) 496-4913.


Tickets are now on sale
for the second annual Lake
Butler Rotary Club Valentine's
celebration. The event will
be held on Friday, Feb. 13,
from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the
Lakeside Community Center in
Lake Butler.
The ticket price of $20 per
person or $35 for couples
includes dinner, dancing, door
prizes and other fun for you
and your sweetheart.
Tickets can be purchased
from any Rotary Club' member
or picked up at the office of
Rotary Club president and local
attorney Russ Wade, at 155
SE 6th Place in Lake Butler.
Tickets are also available at
the office of the Union County
Times. For more information,
contact Maggie Wetzel at (386)

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

Providing more than just good food for 30 years

Customer service a
big key in Starke
Western Steer's
Telegraph Staff Writer
They say even the longest
journey starts with a single
step-and Harry Hatcher took
that step in 1977 when he
decided to partner with Buddy
and Sandra Norman to
purchase a Western Steer
It took them almost two
years to complete that first

step; they didn't actually open
the doors until Jan. 16, 1979.
However, for Starke's Western
Steer and Hatcher, there are
now 30 years of steps to look
back on. This month the
restaurant is celebrating its
birthday and a lot of local
people are .looking back on its
history and its meaning to the
Most of those people-
Hatcher estimates the number
at 700-1000--owe their first
experience in the world of
work to Western Steer. Many
attribute their success in their
careers to things they learned
For example, Kevin Johns

was still in high school when
he started at "the steakhouse."
First a bus boy, then a kitchen
worker, Johns was one of the
first males to make it to the
"front line." In the '80s it was
generally female employees
who took orders, waited tables
and worked the cash register.
Johns worked his way up to
do most of that and even
became one of two primary
bakers who made the signature
yeast rolls for the restaurant.
Johns now owns and
operates Suburban Cleaners
and said the early lessons he
learned at Western Steer have
helped him in all his business
dealings. The emphasis on

Sharon Johnson helps herself from the popular hot bar at Western Steer. Thirty years
ago, there was no hot bar in the restaurant. It did have a salad bar when it opened,
but the hot bar did not evolve until much later.

Waitresses Carrie Crews and Suzanne Norman pick up orders from the window. The
smiles are part of that top-quality customer service owner Harry Hatcher talks about.


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Western Steer taught Johns
how to deal well with his own
At Western Steer, "service
was always the biggest thing,"
said Johns. "When I worked
the register I would ask people
as they left if everything was'
all right. I would hear it on a
daily basis, they'd say, 'I never
had better service.' Service
was what really set Western
Steer apart. We had good food,
but the service really made the


Johns also said the highly
ethical behavior that was
exhibited by Hatcher and
expected of all the employees
really made an impression on
him. "We all knew there was a
high standard to live up to.
They expected ethical behavior
in your daily dealings with
people," he said.
Johns said that high standard
of ethical behavior, taught first
by his family and then by
Western Steer, has carried over

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into his own business.
He worked at Western Steer
for 17 years altogether. "I was
always proud to work there. It
was more like a family than
anything else, and there was
always this sense of pride the
employees felt-at least I did,"
he said.
Ken Weaver has worked at
Western Steer since 1997 and
is now Hatcher's second-in-
command. He is also Hatcher's
brother-in-law, but said that
even if he wasn't, he would
still admire Hatcher's methods
of doing business.
"Harry 'is an outstanding
business man with high
ethical, moral and spiritual
convictions that guide
whatever he does," said
Weaver. "And he instills that
in most of his employees."
Weaver said over the years,
he has learned about the
importance of ethical behavior
and allowing his spiritual
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business life, as well as his
personal life.
"He's (Hatcher) taught me a
lot about people-both as
individuals and as employees
or customers. My experience.
here has taught me how to deal
with people and how not to
deal with peoplee" said
He also said he values the
intense feeling of community

he experiences at Western
Steer. Not just through the
community service the
restaurant and its owner does,
but from its day-to-day
"It's really an in-road to the
community," he said. "You
met people from all over. You
meet them and get to know
them pn a regular basis. I've
made a lot of friends through
the restaurant over the years,
not to mention the friendships
that are formed among the
employees. We spend a lot of
time together. It's. a good

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Weaver said that, as
important as the community is
to the restaurant, the restaurant
has also been important to the
"I don't go anywhere where
I don't meet someone who has
worked here or who has a
family member who has
worked here," said Weaver.
"It's amazing the number of
people who have worked
here-and sometimes their
children and grandchildren."
A difficult
In 1977 Hatcher, a former
coach and always a premier
sports, fan, visited the
Normans, who were heavily
into softball and often played
or coached with Hatcher.
The Normans wanted to
open a restaurant and offered
to go 50-50 on such a venture
with Hatcher. That was the
first time Hatcher ever thought
about entering the restaurant
business, he said.
Not long after that, the
subject came up again when
Hatcher was at a softball
tournament talking with
Richard Howard. Howard told
Hatcher he was opening a
chain of steakhouses called
Western Steer. Hatcher was
"They actually wanted us to
open up in Gainesville ,or
Orange Park," Hatcher said.
"They didn't think Starke
could support a steakhouse."
There was only one table-
service restaurant in Starke at
that time-The Garden.
Hatcher and the Normans
looked at the heavily-travelled
U.S. 301 and realized there
were no table-service
restaurants on the major
roadway from near Georgia all
the way to Ocala.
"There wasn't a major
restaurant for quite some
distance, so we decided for
sure that Starke was our
location, our home," said
Hatcher. That was December
of 1977.
Construction on the
steakhouse at its present
location began in early 1978,
but nothing worthwhile ever
comes easy and this was no
There were delays in
construction caused by the late
arrival of the giant roof beam
and by the Department of

The newest Harry Hatcher (son of owner Harry Hatcher) at Western Steer takes the
order of customer Martin Dodge.

Transportation requiring
different paving specifications
than those planned.
"It was just a real
nightmare," said Hatcher in an
interview in 1999, on the 20th
anniversary of the restaurant.
But Jan. 16, 1979, finally
arrived, the day the doors
opened to customers for the
first time.
"Oh what a day," said
Hatcher, "a day words can't
express. A big restaurant, a lot
of employees... but how many
customers would come and
how would we perform?"
That question was soon
answered, and the modest
Hatcher said, "Thirty years
later, we're still plugging
away. The restaurant business

See W. STEER, p. 3B

Harry Hatcher is very much a hands-on business
owner. He can be found at lunchtime, working in the
kitchen alongside the cooks.

A Special Congratulations to our Hometown
Family Steakhouse for 30 years of great service!

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busy grill in the kitchen.

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achieving this special milestone. We at Hillandale
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express our sincere appreciation to you for your
commitment to our community. Also, Mr. Hazen
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the special friendship they have enjoyed over the
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is a tough business, but a
restaurant with a great steak,
great prices and poor service
would not have been in
business for 30 years, he said.
His employees are definitely
the secret to his success. "They
are dedicated employees
working to provide quality
food and excellent service,"
said Hatcher. "As I've said
before, some of the greatest
workers in the world are
employed here."

Changes along
the way...
Today, say "Western Steer"
and people think "Great steaks,
hot bar.:.". There wasn't a hot
bar when it opened in 1979,
The restaurant had a salad
bar and that was a new and

The restaurant is always busy at lunch and dinner. There is sometimes a mid-afternoon lull, but you can almost
always find plenty of people enjoying a delicious meal.

different attraction at the time.
The salad bar had 40-50 items
and only included chilled
offerings. As other restaurants
began serving an expanded
variety that included hot items,

Hatcher said he was resistant
to the idea.
People began asking about
hot bar items, however, and
Hatcher decided he had to give
his customers what they

Now the restaurant has a full
salad bar, full' hot bar and a
bakery-ice cream station for
"The buffet became very
trendy and still remains
popular today," said Hatcher.
In a previous interview,
Hatcher said the hot bar is
difficult in that it requires them

to operate almost like two
restaurants. Employees have to
be very attentive to the hot, bar,
4but they also have to be very
attentive to the kitchen and
prepared-to-order items.
When the restaurant opened,
there were some 300 Western
Steers in the country. Today
there is only one. Many of the
others were converted to other

Renovations and changes in
decor have also occurred
through the years, but Hatcher
said the most important thing
has never changed... service.
Pleasing the customer is
important. "I just consciously
try to see things from a
customer's perspective," said
Hatcher in 1999. He said he
still teaches his staff to try to
anticipate a customer's needs.
If the coffee cup is half empty,
go ahead and fill it up, don't
wait to be asked, he tells them.
Hatcher said he is Very
aware that the support of-the
community is vital to his
success. "The re so many
people to thank, so many lives
involved... How can we say
thanks?" he asked.
Hatcher has always returned
support to the community in as
many ways as possible. The
restaurant supports a number
of youth sports teams and
Hatcher assists with a wide
variety of fundraisers that
benefit any number of civic
service organizations. He also
donates his -time to serve on
boards that try to improve the
community in various ways.

Sherry Crum makes sure the salad bar has plenty of fresh, delicious items to tempt
anyone's taste.

Local theater
auditions for
The Lake Region
Community Theatre is looking
for women, ages 30-65, for
three one-act plays, which will
be part of a March production.
To set up an audition time,
please call the theater box
office at (352) 226-4082 or
stop by the theater at 218 S.
Walnut St. in Starke. Office
hours are Mondays,
Wednesday and Thursdays
from 3 p.m. until 5:30p.m.

Clark of 'Lean
on Me' fame
to speak at
Santa Fe
Santa Fe College "Scholars
for Dollars" will be a hosting a
dinner featuring guest speaker
Dr. Joe Clark, whose
experience provided the
inspiration for the movie
"Lean on Me," Friday, Feb. 6,
at the Charley E. Johns
Conference Center in Starke at

7 p.m.
Tickets for the dinner,,which
will raise funds for
"scholarships for Bradford
o-urit stu i=es, "are available
.al, the SapLi Fe Cotlege,
Andrews Center for $50. VIP
tickets-$100 each-include a
6 p.m. social hour with hours
d'oeuvres and drinks, pictures
with Clark, autographed copies
of the "Time" magazine cover
featuring Clark, dinner and the
Those who want to attend
are, encouraged to buy their
tickets as soon as possible.
Checks may be made payable
to SFC Foundation.
Clark, a former Army drill
instructor, gained notoriety for
his work as principal at
Eastside High School in
Paterson, NJ. During Clark's
first week as principal,*
beginning in 1983, he expelled
300 students in a single day for
fighting, vandalism, drug
possession, profanity or
abusing teachers.
After two years under
Clark's leadership, Eastside
was named a model school by
New Jersey's governor.
The Andrews Center
currently has copies of the
* movie "Lean on Me,"
featuring Morgan Freeman in
the role of Clark, for use .Iy
churches, businesses and
If interested in borrowing

the movie, or if you want to
know more about the
"Scholars for Dollars" dinner,
please call the Andrews Center

Lawtey Babe
Ruth League
Registration for Lawtey
Babe Ruth baseball will take
place Saturday, Jan. 31, from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. at the baseball
field in Lawtey.
After Jan. 21, those
interested in playing may
contact Jimmy Brown at (904)
509-6407 or Clayton Norman
at (904) 364-7197.
Registration runs through Feb.
Cost is $75 per child. If a
child has never played Babe
Ruth baseball before, there is
an additional $1.25 fee for, a
,Babe Ruth card.

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swallowed up in books! An
ounce of love is worth a
pound of knowledge.
John Wesley'
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Founder of Methodism

Dr. Virgil Berry
Chiropractic Physician

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Dr. Kevin Harrison

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Dr. Harrison is a graduate of
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Palmer College of
With Dr. Harrison's expertise,
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Officers need
to be more
Dear Editor:
I am writing to tell you of an
incident that happened Sunday
night (Jan. 18) involving my
21-year-old, newly pregnant
daughter and two Bradford
County police officers.
We live inr Ponte Vedra
Beach. My daughter, a student
at UNF, was driving to her
father's home in Gainesville to
spend the MLK holiday with
him and his family. At
approximately 9 p.m., she was
pulled..over on 301 in Starke
by two local police officers,
made to get out of her car and
stand in the cold while they
verbally berated her about one
of her headlights being broken.
They then proceeded to take
her license, her registration
and the tag off of her car. They
told her she was not permitted
to drive, again until her light
,got repaired, and that she
would have to go to a local
Bradford County tag agency
with proof that the repair had
been made to get another tag
issued, at which time
supposedly her license and
registration would be returned
to her.
They then told her she must
arrange to have the car towed
back to Jacksonville as soon as
.possible (again, this is 9 at
night on a Sunday), and for
good measure, they gave her a
$141 ticket that carried with it
three points.
They then left her on the
side of the road, alone, at
night, in a strange .area. She
had no money with her but
luckily did have her cell phone
and was able to call her father
to come get her, and-to call me
to -arange for her car to be
tow1edback to Jacksonville.
What if 'she hadn't had the
cell? ,My daughter is a "little"
girl ;',$'4", and very shy. She
was Jtruly terrified when she
called me so I stayed on the
phone with her until her father
got. there almost an hour later.
This could have been a
tragedygd fou. whgt? j ,-
broken headlight? Something
for which most people would
have simply gotten a warning
Your police force is
notorious for incidents like
this. Let us all thank God that
nothing happened to my
daughter but it was taking a
very risky chance- with a
young, pregnant, frightened
gIrl who was alone, don't you
Peggi Lobato

Help is there if
you look for it
Dear Editor:
We are into what may prove
to be a long period of not
enough work or pay for a lot of
folks in Bradford County.
Even so, there are people in
this area who may be business
owners or small farmers,
homeowners, or just somebody
who needs to get someone to
help them out once in awhile.

Many of us can just ask a
friend, "Who do you know that
can help me do this?" Just as
many cannot.
At the same time, there are
folks out there who want to
work, and haven't found a job
yet. They may not be able to
work a regular job for any
number of good reasons, but
have abilities and want or need
to do something.
There is a way for both sides
to find each other.
FloridaWorks and the One
Stop Job Center on U.S. 301
South (Bradford Square) can
put potential workers and
employers together.
Need someone for just a
day? Just a job? To fill in for
someone? Go to the
FloridaWorks office and ask
for their list of possible
persons to fill your bill. Need a
job? Need to work or want to
work but can't work full time?
Just need something to tide
you over? Looking for a little
extra? Go to the FloridaWorks
office and sign up.
There is no charge to anyone
for this service. There is no
obligation to hire someone or
to take a job. Whether you are-
looking for a computer genius,
someone to clean your house,
an office worker, someone to
clean up your yard, they can
provide contacts to choose
from. If you are looking for
work but not a full time job
they can provide contacts to
choose from. I urge anyone
who recognizes themselves in
any of these situations to go to
the FloridaWorks ,One Stop
Center and see what they can
do for you.
Edythe R. Hill

Children are
the ones who
are affected
Dear Editor:
It seems when people put
things in their lives that are
contrary to God's teachings the
children are the ones who it
affects and hurt the most.' Take
.divorces for instance. The
children are the ones who are
"hurt' ,the, mostt1 they, are'-pul led -
from pillow to post most of the
time. It also keeps these
children from having
contented lives and happiness
with a complete family. Most
of the time the children are put
on the back burner in a lot of
these cases of divorce. They
did not ask to come into this,
world, two grown-ups made
the decision for them.
Now with help from our
government, the gays have
come out from hiding about
their lifestyle and are
demanding same-sex
marriages which is an
abomination to God. On top of
all this, the gays want to adopt
children. This could also be
hurtful and damaging. to the
children's lives. How can two
of the same sex, sleeping
together and loving on each
other, explain this to the
children? When they start to
school and their friends talk
about their father and mother,
what will these children think?
All they will have is two of the

same sex. The children will
know that something is wrong
with this kind of living. When
their friends go to school
festivities, such as sports and
other school gatherings with a
male and female daddy and
mama, their friends will have
two daddy's and two mama's.
How can these children have
complete lives in this kind of
As I said in the beginning,
the children will be the ones
who pay and be hurt in the
end. All this is caused by
selfish people who want their
way no matter who it hurts,
disregard God's teachings and
do things they want to do. God
did not create these people to
live this kind of life. God
doesn't .make mistakes, and
this would be one. Jesus 'died
for them too and loves them
but not their lifestyles.
Let's pray these people will
change. Pray for our leaders to
put God first in their decisions
and first in their lives. God
bless America.
Mitchell Brown

needed in.
county business
Dear Editor:
Why do you suppose it is
that we have county
commissioners who run for
office proclaiming they want
the job because they want to
represent the taxpayers and the
first time they have the
slightest opportunity to do so
just go the opposite way and
do nothing but represent the
Last. county commission
board meeting was a prime
example. A commissioner
proposed to declare a
moratorium on impact fees.
You would think that he was
trying to destroy the
Constitution. Just when we
finally have a commissioner
(and this is a rare occasion) to
try to do something for the
taxpayer, other commissioners
are on him like a pack of
wolves. It is hard for me to
underst a, t .,
comrinnsionem-t y- itodefend--i,,
the high cost of government
when the cost of living goes up
each day and the rate of
unemployment is getting
higher and higher. I don't see
how any of the money
grubbers at the courthouse can
look themselves in the mirror
and see some honorable person
with an ounce of integrity.
This county commission
could declare a moratorium on
not only impact fees but
property taxes as well. There
might have to be some
financial adjustment in
government but heck, isn't that
what we have to do when we
Srun out of money?. don't see
where any single program in
government is a bit' more
important than anything that
you or I have to take care of.
Malcolm Hill

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Tribute Quartet
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from Nashville, Tn., which includes local talent Josh Singletary.
The church is located one mile south of Raiford on SR-121.
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Enjoying the.cold-but-still-better-than-Wisconsin weather at Camp Blanding are (I-r)
Ssg. Richard Linke, Spc. Joe Kindred and Spc. Bryan Severson.

Wisconsin Guardsmen train

despite surprising weather

Telegraph Staff Writer
North central Florida has
experienced some cold

weather of late, but it's nothing
compared to the weather
Wisconsin is experiencing,
which makes this part of the
state ideal for training

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members of that state's Army
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Members of the 32"d Infantry
Brigade Combat Team, the
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largest unit, arrived at the
Camp Blanding Joint Training
Center Jan.. 11 (some arrived
earlier to help with set-up
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guess, what we expected,"
Spc. Bryan Severson said, "but
as of late it's been pretty nice.
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units that are providing
training for those Guardsmen
who are deploying, said the
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Jan. 16, when the high reached
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SSpc. Craig Montry said he ,
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arrests in
Clay or Union
The following individuals
were arrested recently by local
law enforcement officers in
Bradford, Union or Clay
(Keystone Heights area)
Tony Anthony Hodges, 50,
of Lake Butler was arrested
Jan. 12 for non-support. He
purged the charge on Jan. 14
by paying $1,185.
Gloria Lynn Moreland, 37,
of Keystone Heights was
arrested Jan. 12 by Bradford
County Sheriffs Office
(BCSO) deputies on an out-of-
county warrant. She was
released on a cash bond of
$504 on Jan. 12.
Jessica L. Williamson, 30, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Jan. 13 by Starke Police
Department (SPD) officers as a
habitual traffic offender,
driving while license is
suspended or revoked. Bond
was set at $2,500 and she was
released on bond Jan. 14.
Daniel Ressie Griffis, 40, of
Lake Butler was arrested Jan.
13 by SPD officers for failure
to appear in court on a
misdemeanor charge. Bond
was set at $5,000 and he
remained in jail as of press
Angela D. Seaton, 35, of
Starke was arrested Jan. 13 by
BCSO officers for violation of
probation. She was being held
on no bond.
Lon Ivan Seibert, 52, of
Putnam Hall was arrested Jan.
13 by SPD officers for
violating restrictions placed on
his driver's license. Bond was
set at $500 and he was released
on bond Jan. 13.
Christopher R. Thornton, 37,
of Starke was arrested. Jan. 13
by BCSO deputies for
possession of more than 20
grams of cannabis (marijuana).
Bond was set at $15,000 and
he remained in jail as of press
Traytious Lacharles Fuller,
25, of Talladega, Ala., was
arrested Jan. 13 by SPD
officers for grand theft. Bond
was set at $15,000 and he
remained in jail as of press'
Danyelle Riley, 32, of
Starke was arrested Jan. ,44 by
SPED officers '6r batte?.-Bond
was set at $5,000 and she was
released on bond Jan. 14.
Zachery Lnvonzo
Stevenson, 29, of Micanopy
was charged Jan. 14 on an out-
of-county warrant. Bond was
set at $100,000 and he was
released on bond Jan. 14.
Jerry Thomas Hutchison Jr.,
36, of Starke was arrested Jan.
15 by BCSO deputies for
possession of drug
paraphernalia. Bond was set at
$1,000 and he was released on
bond Jan. 16.
:James Lucas, 28, of Starke
was arrested Jan. 15 by SPD
officers for criminal mischief.
Bond was set at $1,000 and he
was released on bond Jan. 15.
Nathan Mack, 52, of Lawtey
was arrested Jan. 15 by BCSO
deputies for failure to appear
in court on bail. Bail was set at
$5,000 and he remained in jail
as of press time.
William Daniel Cox, 22, of
Palatka was arrested Jan. 15 on
three counts of failure to
appear in court on bail for
original felony charges. Total
bond was set at $11,000 and he
remained in jail as of press
Timothy Brian McCord, 23,

of Starke was arrested Jan. 15
for failure to appear in court on
bail on an original
misdemeanor charge. Bond
was set at $4,000 and he
remained in jail as of press
Michael Eugene Perry Jr.,
32, of Jacksonville was
arrested Jan. 15 by .Hampton
Police Department (HPD)
officers on an out-of-county
warrant. He was being held on
no bond.
Jeremiah Allen Custer, 29,
of Hampton was arrested Jan.
15 by HPD officers on one
charge of possession of less
than 20 grams of cannabis and
one charge of possession of
more than 20 grams of
cannabis or a controlled
substance. Bond was set at
$1,000 and he was released on
bond Jan. 16.
William Richard Desantis,
41, of Starke was arrested Jan.
16 by SPD officers for felony
domestic battery. Bond was set
at $5,000 and he was released
on bond Jan. 16.
Floyd Eugene Barron, 46, of
Maxville was arrested Jan. 16
by BCSO deputies for failure
to appear in court on bail on an
original misdemeanor charge
and for violation of
probation. He was being held
on no bond for violation
charge. Bond for the failure to
appear charge was set at
$2,000. He remained in jail as
of press time.
Veronica S. Green, 26, of
Starke was arrested Jan. 16 by
SPD officers for failure to
appear in court on bail on an
original misdemeanor charge.
Bond was set at $3,000 and
she was released on bond Jan.
Mel Allan Summerlin, 36, of
Starke was arrested Jan. 16 by
SPD officers for felony
domestic battery and using a
firearm under the influence of
alcohol. fBond was set at
$15,000 and he was released
on bond Jan. 16.
James Michael Mclnerney,
28, of Keystone Heightes was
arrested Jan. 16 by BCSO
deputies on an out-of-county
warrant. He was being held on
no bond.

of Mayport Naval Station was
arrested Jan. 19 by HPS
officers for driving with a
cancelled, suspended or
revoked license. Bond was set
at $500 and he was released on
bond Jan. 19.
Thomas Cox, 43, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Jan. 18 by Clay County
Sheriffs Office (CCSO)
deputies for simple battery.
Ernest Dyal, 46, of Keystone
Heights was arrested Jan. 17
by CCSO deputies on two
warrants for contempt of court.
Justin Fairbanks, 22, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Jan. 18 by CCSO deputies for
possession of a controlled
substance with intent to sell.
Beth Hollingsworth, 45, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Jan. 17 by CCSO deputies for
Mary Roberts Galan, 37, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Jan. 17 by CCSO deputies on a
warrant for contempt of court.
Natasha Smith, 25, of Siarke
was arrested Jan. 17 by CCSO
deputies for grand theft.
Bradley Adkins, 26, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Jan. 15 by CCSO deputies for
domestic battery.
Jerry Isom, 42, of Keystone
Heights was arrested Jan. '15
by CCSO deputies for
violation of probation.
Timothy Hatcher, 22, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Jan. 13 by CCSO deputies on a
warrant for violation of
Rufus Jeffersqn, 59, of Lake
Butler was charged with
careless driving by Florida
Highway Patrol trooper B.S.
Creech on Jan. 14 when he
failed to lower the dump bed
of his 1996 Peterbilt truck after
dumping a load of asphalt in
the construction area near 1-75.
The raised dump bed struck
the Springville overpass. No
one was injured. Damage to
the Peterbilt were estimated at


Jacquiline Askew, 23, of set up
Jacksonville was arrested Jan.
J7 by Lawtey Police The Florida Highway Patrol
Department officers for has set vehicle inspection sites
driving while license s in Bradford and Union
suspended or revoked. Bond counties. Checkpoints may be
was set at $500 and she was operating at the following
wrasset a,. nds ." locationIs at any-tiTne:uptit June:
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Michael Wayne Roberts, 23, 230, C.R. 100A,C.R. 231, C.R.
of Starke was charged Jan. 18 225, C.R. 229, C.R. 221, C.R.
by SPD officers for having no 233, C.R. 18, S.R. 16, C.R.
valid driver's license, grand 237, Speedville Road, Market
theft auto and fleeing and Road, C.R. 325, C.R. 214, NW
attempting to elude officers. 177" St., S.R. 231, C.R. 235
Total bond was set at $6,000 and SW 75th St.
on two of the charges. He was Union County-C.R. 238,
held on no bond in relation to S.R. 121, S.R. 16, C.R. 18,
the grand theft auto charge. S.R. 231, C.R. 229, S.R. 238,
Paul Asa McMahan. 23. of S.R. 18 and C.R. 231.

Starke was arrested Jan. 18 by
BCSO deputies for DUI and
refusing to sign a traffic
citation. Bond on the DUI
charge was set at $2,0.00. He
was released on bond Jan. 19.
The judge elected to release
him on his own recognizance
in relation to the charge of
refusing to sign the citation.
Dale Houston Ellis, 42, of
Neptune Beach was arrested
Jan. 19 by LPD officers for
driving while license is
suspended or revoked. Bond
was set at $500 and he
remained in jail as of press
Lester Walker, 35, of
Lawtey was arrested Jan. 19 by
BCSO deputies for aggravated
battery and tampering with a
witness. He was held on no
bond on the charges.
Gregory Tyrell Brown, 23,

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during Jan. 10 safety fair

A cooperative effort
between the Starke Police
Department and the Bradford
County Sheriff's Office was on
display Jan. 10 during a safety
fair conducted by the police
department at McDonald's,
coinciding with the
restaurant's grand opening.

The fair also included
representatives from the Starke
Fire Department, Safe Kids of
Gainesville and Ronald
Margie Hall and Joan Hall
conducted the K-ID (Kid
Print), a child identification
program in which the child's

information is printed on an ID
card along with thumbprint
and photograph. The ID card is
given to parents.
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Amanda Rainey
Steven Padgett

Eddie and Juanita Rainey of
Lake Butler announce the
engagement and approaching
marriage of their daughter,
Mary Amanda Rainey, to
Steven Lee Padgett, son of"
Jack and Kathy Padgett of
Keystone Heights.
The bride-elect is a 2006
graduate of Union County
High School. The groom-elect
attended Keystone Heights
High School.
The wedding is planned for
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at
Sweetwater Branch in
Gainesville. Attendance is by
invitation only.
___ /

Lake Butler and Aaron Cain
Mayo, also of Lake Butler,
announce their engagement
and upcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Gary and Suzanne
Young of Worthington
Springs. She is a graduate of
the 2007 class of Union
County High School and is
currently attending Lake City
Community College. She is
employed with CVS in Lake
Butler and is a member of First
Christian Church of Lake
The groom-elect is the son
of Jason and Mellissa
McCarroll of Harriman, Tenn.
He is a graduate of Union
County High School's class of
2006 and is currently attending
Lake City Community
College. He is employed with
the Army National Guard as an
MP with the 690th Military
Police Company, stationed out
of Crystal River and is a
member of First Christian
Church of Lake Butler.
The invitation-only wedding
is set for Saturday, Feb. 21,
2009, at 3 p.m. at a private
residence on St. Augustine
Beach with a reception to

The wedding is planned for
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at a
location to be announced at a

later date. All family members
and friends of the couple are
invited to attend.

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Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Powell

Tillman-Powell wed Dec. 12
Lindsay Mae Tillman, by Jerry Powell as best man.
daughter of. Lynri and Lisa Attendants to the groom were
Tillman, all of High Springs, Keith Tomlinson and Scott
and Jeremy Luke Powell, son Pringle, who were dressed in
of Jerry and Debra Powell, of burgundy dress shirts and
Lake Butler, were united in black pants. Landon Biddix
marriage Friday, Dec. 12, served as ringbearer.
2008, at the Worthington A reception ,was held in
Springs Community Center. Worthington Springs
Vivian Chappell performed the Community Center which was
ceremony. decorated with silver
Given in marriage- by her tablecloths with candleholder
parents, the bride- wore a centerpieces with burgundy
Alfred Angelo gown, ivory flowers in holders. Family,
with burgundy flowers and friends and approximately 75
carrying burgundy Gerber persons celebrated during the
daisies and roses. "Once in a Lifetime Love"
.Maid of Honor was' Sara theme.
Stallibrass and bridesmaids The wedding cake was a
were Caty Clark and Ashley three-tier red 'elvet cake with.
Biddix. All attendants were cream cheese icing.
'dressed in black, strapless, The bride attended Santa Fe
knee length gowns with High School..-and.,..Santa .Fe
burgundy Gerber- daisies. College. The ..groom attended
Kayley Tomlinson served as" Union County High School.'
flower girl. Following a honeymoon to
The groom was dressed in a Orlando and Tampa, the
grey shirt, burgundy tie and couple will reside in Lake
black pants. He was attended Butler.


F r-
Ava Joli French

Ava Joli French
Chad French and Corinna
Gartman of Gainesville
announce the birth of a
daughter, Ava Joli French,
born Sept. 11, 2008, at North
Florida Regional Medical
Center in Gainesville. She
weighed 5 pounds 9 ounces
and was 18 4 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents' are
Charlie and Hope Gartman of
Worthington Springs and
Tammy Gartman of Raiford.
Maternal great-grandparents
are Joan Gartman and the late
Herb Gartman of Lake Butler
and Wanda Roberts and the
late Bainbridge Roberts of
Worthington Springs.
Paternal grandparents are
Paul and Judy French of
Providence. Paternal great-
grandparents are Marlene
Caswell of Belle Glade and the
late William Caswell of Lake
Butler and the late Beulah -and
Paul French Sr. of Lake Butler.

Logan Lee Lewis
Lane Lewis

Logan Lewis
Wesley and Michelle Lewis
of Starke announce the birth of
their second son, Logan Lee
Lewis, born at 9:25 p.m. Dec.
21, 2008 at North Florida
Regional Women's Center in
Gainesville. He weighed 8
pounds 14 ounces and was 21
" in length. He joins a big
brother, Lane Lewis.

Ireland Box
Jency and Tom Box of
Starke announce the birth of a
daughter, Ireland Ella Box,
born January 6, 2009, in
Gainesville. She joins a
brother Jensen Gay, 10, and
sister Jaryn Box, 6.
Maternal grandparents are
Maxine and Steve Gay of
Starke. Maternal great-
grandparents are Harold and
Jane Gay and the late Ella
Paternal grandparents are
Mark and Kim Box of Africa
and Debra Schoening of
Homestead. Paternal great-
grandmother is Ruth
Wilkerson of Lawtey.

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Cooneys share world trip experiences with Kiwanis Club

Telegraph Staff Writer
"Everything works out."
It is Catrell Cooney's
mantra, and as her family
found out during the course of
approximately four months, it
is indeed true. Despite some
trying times and the fact they
don't own much but the
clothes on their backs, the
family has treasured the
experiences of traveling
abroad, soaking in other
cultures and learning what's
really important in life.
Catrell, her husband, Mike,
and sons Morgan, Zach and
Harrison, presented a program
at the Jan. 6 meeting of the
Kiwanis Club of Starke. Mike,
accompanied by a slide show,
discussed his family's
experience of selling most of
their material possessions and
striking out on a trip around
the world. The family left the
U.S. in late August 2008 for
Mexico and visited Gautemala,
Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru,
Chile, Argentina, Uraguay and
Brazil. After a short time back
here in the U.S., the family
will set out for, as Mike put it,
"southern Africa, Australia and
as many points in between."-
Mike, who has traveled

extensively due to a stint in the
Merchant Marines and because
of business requirements, said
he and Catrell wanted their
sons to experience what life
was like outside of the U.S.
"We really did it for our
three sons," Mike said. "We
wanted them to be able to see
the world before they started
the university."
Has it been easy? No. The
family has encountered
problems as you might expect
from not being- familiar with
customs of other countries.
Plus, the family tried to adhere
to a daily budget, which is not
the easiest thing to do when
you're converting from one
currency to another.
"That is probably one of the
greater challenges we had as
each country we went to,
obviously, had a different
currency and a different
exchange rate," Mike said.
There were definitely times
where the family questioned
what they were doing, Mike
said. However, it always
seemed those were the times
where the family would
receive inspiration from some
Oftentimes, that came in the
form of e-mails. Mike said the

Harrison and Zach are pictured enjoying the
outdoors in Los Angeles, Chile.

family received one e-mail
from an Orlando woman who
is a quadroplegic. The woman,
who has lived with cerebral
palsy since birth, has been
following the family's travels
on the Web site
"This was something she
was looking forward to, to
actually travel vicariously, as
she put it, through us," Mike
To prepare for this world
trip, the Cooney family held
eight yard sales in an attempt
to sell everything they owned.
Mike had to chuckle after he
told the Kiwanis members that
because Catrell's father, Grady
Overstreet, who is a Kiwanis
member, was in attendance.
"We sold practically
everything we owned," Mike
said. "I'm sure Grady would
beg to differ with that since
he's got two bedrooms full of
(our) stuff."
Catrell and her sons rolled
$500 worth of coins in
preparation for the trip, while
Mike cashed in his retirement.
That was a scary prospect, he
said, but he added it wasn't
gaining any value, so why not?
The family returned home in
December to a practically
empty house-a house the
family has unsuccessfully been
trying to sell. Yet in a blog
posted on the family's Web
site a week after their return to
the U.S., Mike wrote that there
was no rush to resume the
lifestyle the family enjoyed
prior to the trip.
"For example," Mike wrote
in his blog, "we have yet to
turn on the dishwasher, and
even the clothes dryer has been
used only once. Yes, we have
used the washing machine, but
hang nearly everything outside
to dry."
The return home capped a
110-day trip in which the
family traveled 13,807 miles,
including more than 4,000
miles by bus. That equates to
approximately five days on
"The longest bus ride was 22
hours," Mike told the Kiwanis
Therefore, buses were a
topic when Mike presented to
the Kiwanis Club things his
family had learned on their
trip. For example, he said one
should always make sure the
bus has a bathroom.
"That was one of the first
things we learned in Mexico,"
Mike said. "On some of these
buses, they don't bother to
stop, and they don't bother to
tell you they're not going to

The Andes Mountains make for a picturesque backdrop for a family photo. The
Cooney family is pictured in the Argentine province of Mendoza, with Cerro
Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, behind them.

Mike said that once you
make sure your bus has a
bathroom, make sure not sit
next to it. That was a lesson he
and Catrell learned on a nine-
hour ride from Nicaragua to
San Jose, Costa Rica.
"I can assure you it becomes
quite ripe," he said.
Mike also talked about
"chicken buses," transport
vans that may have you sitting
with a chicken in your lap and
most definitely have you
feeling a bit cramped. Mike
said a tip for riding such a van
is to get to know your seatmate
well because he or she will
wind up sweating on you.
Mike, Catrell and the boys
were five of 30 people who
rode in-and on-such a van,
which was designed to carry
"Every time we thought that
you couldn't get another
person on board," Mike said,
"they would just say, 'Back
up,' and another person would
somehow get sandwiched in
along the way."
Besides their adventures on
buses, the family got a look at
a different type of health care
Ihan hai e.'re'fiBt-fi ere in
the U.S. Mike talked of
visiting a village of
approximately 1,500 people. A
staff of two people-including
a nurse who split her time
between several villages-kept

track of every person in the
village in regards to what
kinds of diseases any person
had, what inoculations babies
needed and what women were
pregnant among other health-
related issues.
Mike said it was impressive
to see, though such a system in
this country would violate all
kinds of privacy laws.
"Even though it wasn't our
kind of health care, it was
health care that certainly
worked for them," Mike said.

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Office Deputy Sherri Mann
was on hand to assist with
issuing bicycle helmets, which
were properly fitted on
recipients. Approximately 115
helmets were issued.
Bradford County Sheriff's
Office Deputy George Konkel
was present with the sheriff's
office's red Dodge Charger, an
unmarked traffic-enforcement
vehicle. The car, with all its
lights, proved to be a hit as
children-and even Ronald
McDonald--enjoyed climbing

The Charger isn't the only
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the county. The Starke Fire
Department's Engine One was
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Safe Kids set up a child
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Crews and his partner, Ori,
showed McDonald's owner
Mike Potapow how much they.
appreciated his support ,- by
letting Potapow don a bite suit.
Potapow quickly learned ribt to

mess with Crews because Ori
has a mean bite. Potapow
donated $5,000 toward the
purchase of Ori, and he finally
found out his investment was
worth it.
Starke Police Chief Jeff
Johnson, who was on hand,
said, "I couldn't be prouder of
the cooperative effort building
betWeen the Starke Police
Department and the sheriff's
department. Mr. Potapow and
McDonald's are a great
community business partner
for the Starke Police
Department and the safety of
this community."

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Another thing Mike shared
with the Kiwanis Club was the
fact his family learned the
truth. He specifically spoke of
U.S. involvement in
Guatemala, backing a 1954-60
coup under the guise of
stopping the threat of
Communism-another reason
given for U.S. involvement in
the 1980s.
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family learned was that there

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Leroy Addison
Addison, 73, of Lake Butler died
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at
Suwannee Valley Care Center of
Lake City.
Born in Lake Butler, Mr.
Addison was a lifelong resident;
the son of Mark Leon and Lucretia
Wiggins Addison; was a farmer
and rancher until he retired. Mr.
Addison was an avid Gator fan;
member of F.& A.M. Lodge #52
of Lake Butler and a Shriner. He
was a U.S. Army veteran of the
Korean Conflict and member 'of
the First Christian Church of Lake
Butler. He was preceded in death
by two brothers, Robby Addison
and Mark Addison and a sister,
Elease Addison Andrews.
Survivors include his wife,
Josephine Box Addison of Lake
Butler; a son, Curtis Leroy
Addison of Lake Butler; a
daughter, Patsy Addison (Don)
Brooker of Lake Butler; four
brothers, Dewitt Addison of Lake
City, Donald Addison and Wilbur
Addison, both of Lake Butler, and'
Herman Addison of Avon Park; a
sister, Iris Addison of Palatka; and
three granddaughters,
Funeral services were held
Saturday, Jan. 17, at Archer
Funeral Home Chapel of Lake
Butler with Bro. Joe Brannen
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion
Cemetery near Lake Butler under
the direction of Archer Funeral
Home of Lake Butler.
The family requests in lieu of
flowers, donations be made to
Suwannee Valley Care Center,
6037 W. U.S. Hwy 90, Lake City,
FL 32055.

James Allen
T. Allen, Jr., 64, of Keystone
Heights died Tuesday, Dec. 30,
2008. He was the son of James T.
Allen Sr. and Mary Stevens Allen.
Survivors include, his ,wife,
Wanda Allen; four children,
Timothy Allen, Jimmy Allen, Lisa
Pringle and Kenneth Yarbrough;
his mother, Mary Harrison and a
brother, Ted Allen.
A private memorial service was
held by his family. Arrangements
were under the direction of Archie
Tanner Funeral Services of Starke.,

Billy Andrews
Lester (Billy) Andrews, 56, of
Lake Butler died Sunday, Jan, 18,
2009 at his niece's home
following an extended illness.
Born in Lake Butler, Mr,
Andrews was a lifelong resident
and did construction work and
farmed most of his life. He
attended Lake Butler Church o(
Christ. He was preceded in death
by his father, Johnnie Andrews.
Survivors include his mother
Juani'ta-,Johns 'Andrews of- Lake
Butler; three brothers, Richard
Andrews, Johnnie Andrews and
Larry Andrews, all of Lake Butler;
three sisters, Iva Jean Harrell of
Starke, Myrtle Bush and Velma
Browning, both of Lake Butler;
his caregiver, his niece Mindy
Goodwin and several nieces and
A memorial service was held
Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the chapel
of Archer Funeral Home of Lake
Butler with Bro. Scott Fisher
officiating. Burial will be at a lat~e
date under the direction of Archer
Funeral Home of Lake Butler.

Earl Denmark
Denmark, 77, of Jacksonville died
Sunday, Jan. 18,2009.
Born in Lawtey, Mr. Denmark
was the son of LeRoy Denmark
and Lois L. Norman Denmark. He
was of the Baptist faith and was a
used car manager for Jerry Hamm
Chevrolet in Jacksonville for
many years. He was preceded in
death by his parents, grandparents
J.S. "Buddy" and Carrie Norman
and a brother, Floyd Denmark.
Survivors include his wife of 46
years, Janet Denmark; three
children Jim Denmark (Michelle)
of Jacksonville, Lisa Denmark of
Mt. Dora and David Denmark of
Tampa; two brothers Cliaries
Carter (Nella) and Lane Carter,
both of Lawtey; two sisters
Valaria Shuford (George) and
Bemice Starling, both of Lawtey
and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Madison
Street Baptist Church. Burial was

in Dyal Cemetery under the
direction of Archie Tanner
Funeral Services of Starke.

Calvin Hodges
OCHOPEE-Calvin W, Hodges
Jr., 82, of Ochopee died Monday,
Jan. 20, 2009, following a long
Born and raised in Miami, Mr.
Hodges lived most of his life in
the Miami area. He was a union
ironworker by trade. He worked
on both the Kenriedy Space Center
and the nuclear power plant at
Turkey Point. Mr. Hodges was
preceded in death by two children,
Calvin W. Hodges III and Susan
Hodges Downey and two sisters,
Willie Freeman and Doris Miller.
Survivors include his ex-wife
Ruby Hodges; three sons, Larry
(Elaine) Hodges, Edward (Estelle)
Hodges, and Thomas (Rosina)
Hodges; a daughter; Gale
(Wilfred) Wilkerson; a brother,
Jimmy (Dixie) Hodges and two
sisters, Kate Wolfe and Margie
McComas; 11 grandchildren and
13 great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be Monday, Jan.
26,, 10 a.m. with funeral services
to be held at 11 a.m. in Archer
Funeral Home, Lake Butler.
Burial will be at the Calvin W.
Hodges Family Cemetery,
Woodlawn Road, Macclenny
under the direction of Archer
Funeral Home of Lake Butler.

Robin Jarrett
Warren Jarrett, 55, of Keystone
Heights died Sunday, Jan. I1,
2009 suddenly at her home.
Born in Washington, D.C., Mrs.
Jarrett was the daughter of Joseph
D. and Betty Eileen Dye Warren;;
moved to Keystone Heights six
years ago from Starke; .was a
member of First Baptist Church of
Keystone Heights and was a
retired restaurant manager and
Survivors include a daughter,
Rena A. Arnold of Starke; a sister,
Betty Jo Warren of Keystone
Heights; two brothers, Jeffrey W.
Warren of Brandon and Johnny
Warren of Spring, Texas; and four
Memorial services were held
Friday, Jan. 16, in the First Baptist
Church of Keystone Heights with
Pastor Jim Prose officiating. In
lieu of flowers, contributions may
be" made to First Baptist Church,
550 E. Walker Dr., Keystone
Heights, FL 32656.. Jones-
Gallagher Funeral Home of
Keystone Heights (vas in charge of

James Lovell
STARKE-James Calvin
"Bubba" Lovell, 50, of Starke died
"at-hihW'"hi'6e Saturday.' Janl ,,l,
.2009F' 'following- -anr extended
Born in Starke, Mr. Lovell was
a lifelong resident; a commercial
truck driver with East Coast
.Leasing for eight years and then
with Davis Express for 12 years
before ill health forced his
retirement. Mr. Lovell was a
member of the Starke Church of
God. He was preceded in death by
his mother, Dorothy Lucille Ward
Lovell, a sister Margaret Lovell
Conners and a granddaughter,
Kayla Lovell.
Survivors include his wife,
Michelle Watkins Lovell of
Starke; a daughter Kristen Lovell
Corbin (Chad) of Starke; a son,
Jason Calvin Lovell (Katie) of
Starke; his father and stepmother,
George Leroy "Tiny" Lovell and
Elsie Belle Lovell of Theressa; a
sister Mary Lovell Redding
(Butch) of Starke; two
stepbrothers and a stepsister-in-
law, Jimmy Gnann of Keystone
Heights, Plynn Gnann and Sherri
Gnann of Theressa and two
Funeral services for Mr. Lovell
were held Wednesday, Jan. 21, in
the Chapel of Archer Funeral
Home of Lake Butler with the
Rev. Alton Thornton officiating.
Burial was at Crosby Lake
Cemetery under the direction of
Archer Funeral Hdme of Lake

Saul Maxwell
OCALA-Saul Lane Maxwell,
68, of Ocala died Monday, Jan.
12, 2009 at home following a brief
Born in Lake Butler, Mr.
Maxwell lived most of his life in

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Ocala. He was the son the late late of
Riley Maxwell and Beulah Lane
Maxwell, in the construction
business and was of the Baptist
Mr. Maxwell is survived by a
aunt, Louise Gatlin of Orlando
and several .nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, Jan. 24, at 10:00 a.m. in
the Chapel of Archer Funeral
Home of Lake Butler with the
Rev. Joe Maxwell officiating.
Burial will be in Ft. Call Cemetery
under the direction of Archer
Funeral Home of Lake Butler.
Family will receive friends at the
funeral home at 9 a.m. before the

STARKE-Barbara Dolores
Warden Meadows, 77, of Starke
died Jan. 19, 2009, in her home
after a sudden illness.
Mrs. Meadows was born in
Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter
of the late Clifford'A. Warden and
Mary E. Tate Warden. She lived
in Jacksonville for. most of her
life, until moving to Starke three
years ago.
She was a receptionist at
Parklands Rehabilitation in
.Gainesville and was a former
member of the Order' of the
Eastern Star, Arlington Chapter, in
Jacksonville. '
Mrs. Meadows is survived by: a
daughter, Harriett L.M. Fuquay of
Starke; sons, David Mathew
Meadows of Topsham, Maine,
Steven Deret Meadows of Havana,
Richard Dell Meadows of
Jacksonville and Wade Anderson
Meadows of Starke; a sister, Joyce
Griffis of Starke; 12 grandchildren
and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Maxey Dell
Graveside services will be held
for Mrs. Meadows on Friday, Jan.
23, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel Hill
Memorial Park Cemetery in
Jacksonville with the Rev. Neal
Griffis conducting the services.
Archer Funeral Home of Lake
Butler is in charge of the

Ernest Olsen
WALDO-Ernest Trelby Olsen
III, 60, of Waldo died Monday,
Jan. 12, 2009.
Born in Virginia, Mr. Olsen was
the son of Ernest Trelby Olsen Jr.
and Dorothy May Twine Olsen.
He resided in the Lake Region
since 1984. He was preceded in
death by his parents and a sister,
Betty Jo Miller.
Survivors, include his children,
Charlotte iHager -l(Donald) '"bf0o
Waldo and Eric Olseni of
Gainesville; his former wife and.
mother of his children Rochelle
Hoggart; a brother Bobby Olsen;
two sisters, Dorothy Olsen
Williams and Katherine Abramson
and five grandchildren.
Graveside services were held
Friday, Jan. 16, under the
direction of' Archie Tanner
Funeral Services of Starke.


Kathleen Ricks
STARKE-Kathleen Colleen
Burdick Ricks, 44, of Starke died
suddenly Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009,
at her home in Starke.
Born in Massachusetts, Mrs.
Ricks lived in Starke for the past
33 years; was a homemaker and of
the Catholic faith. She was
preceded in death by a
granddaughter, Brianna
Survivors. include her husband,
Martin Ricks of Starke; two
daughters, Janet L. Ricks of Starke
and Ellen L. (Deda) Ricks of
Sicklerville, N.J.; her parents,
Allen ana Janet Burdick of
Orangeburg, S.C.; a brother,
Michael Burdick of Portland,
Maine; five sisters, Pamela
Burdick of Athol, Maine; Dorene
Ames of Orangeburg, S.C.,
Brenda Cunningham of Dracut,
Maine, 'Kelly Pye" of Go6dh6pef,
Ga. and Janet Hoechst of
Sicklerville, N.J.; and five
Funeral mass was held Tuesday,
Jan. 20, in the chapel of Archer
Funeral Home of Lake Butler with
Father Conrad Cowart officiating.
Burial will be at a later date under
the direction of Archer Funeral
Home of Lake Butler.

DeLand Thomas
TAMPA-Miss DeLand
Thomas, 54, of Tampa died
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009 at Shands
UF in Gainesville following a
brief illness.
Born in Lake Butler, Ms.
Thomas was a custodian at the
University of South Florida,
Tampa and a graduate of the
Union County school system.
Survivors include a daughter,
Kishanna Strong of Lake Butler;
her mother, Francis Thomas of
Worthington Springs; companion
George House of Tampa; brothers,
Marcell Lett, Hezekiah Thomas,
both of Tampa, Theodore Lee,
Theodore R. Thomas, James Lee,
Thurman Thomas, Curtis Thomas,
all of Lake Butler, Joe Thomas of
Gainesville, Herman Thomas of
Miami; sisters, Paulette Strong
and Doris Thomas, both of
Lawtey, Doris Williams of
Alachua, Geraldine Lee, Alma
Thomas, Juanita Thomas, Regina
Merrick and Patricia Goodman, all
of Lake Butler; and three
Funeral services for Ms.
Thomas will be at I p.m.,
Saturday, Jan. 24, in the Union
County High School Auditorium
with Pastor Patrick Maxwell as
eulogist. Burial will be in Fort
Call Cemetery, Providence, under
the direction of Haile Funeral
Home of Starke. A Wake will be
held Friday, Jan. 23, at Haile
Funeral Home Chapel. Family
hour is from 4-5,p.m,,;,VisitatipR q
Friends from 58i& pn..ani pe
hour prior to services in thel

Richard Franklin Verunac, 68, of
Keystone Heights died Sunday,
Jan. 11, 2009, at Shands UF
following an extended illness,

Born in Chicago, Ill., Mr.
Vetunac was a retired teacher and
worked in real estate. He moved to
Keystone Heights in 1983 from
Starke and'was a member of the
Keystone Heights United
Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 40
years, Marilyn Verunac; children,
Eric Verunac of Starke and
Victoria Verunac of Fleming
A memorial service was held
for Mr. Verunac Saturday, Jan. 17,
in the Keystone United Methodist
Church with Pastor Don Corbit
officiating. Burial will be at a later
date under the direction of Jones-
Gallagher Funeral Home of
Keystone Heights.

Mary Williams
STARKE-Mary L. Edwards
Williams, 95, of Starke, died
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009.
* Born in Shellman, Ga., Mrs.
Williams was the daughter of Carl
Edwards and Alice E. Hayes
Edwards. She was a member of
West Jacksonville Primitive
Baptist Church and a resident of
Macclenny before moving to
Starke to live with her daughter.
She was preceded in death by her
husband of 40 years, Monroe Lee
Williams, and a son, Roger Allen
Survivors include hpr children,
Gerald Williams of Jacksonville;
Alice McElhenny of Starke; Mary
Jo (Danny) Lee of Birmingham,
Ala., Stanley C. (Joy) Williams of
Soddy Daisy, Tenn. and Steven
M. (Barbara) Williams of
Jacksonville; a brother Hal
Edwards of Jacksonville Beach;
14 grandchildren, 16 great-
grandchildren and two great-great-
Funeral services were held
Friday, Jan. 16, at Macclenny
Primitive Baptist Church in
Macclenny. Burial was in Taylor
Cemetery under the direction of
Archie Tanner Funeral Services of

In Loving Memory of my
Charles A. Jenkins
June 09-1909-Jan. 28, 1999
It has been ten long years, no
time on Earth is long enough,
To share with those we love'
or to prepare our hearts ,
For that long and last goodbye.
Loving you and,
Missing you still,
Your Daughter,
/jAliW,J Pawnall,

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The year 2008 was not a good
year for our family. Beginning
January 8, 2008, our mother,
Alice, passed away after a
short illness. Then on April 6,
2008, we lost a brother,
Eugene, after an extensive
battle with cancer and ending
with December 29, 2008, we
lost another brother, Donald,
with cancer.
We, the family, would like to
thank all of our friends and
relatives who supported us
during our times of grief. It is
hard when you lose a loved
one, but three in such a short
time has been devastating to
the family. Without the support
of the people in our
community, we would not
have been able to make it.
The list would be too long and
I would not want to leave
anyone out, but from the City
of Starke, the courthouse,
churches in the area and other
businesses, we thank you from
the bottom of our hearts for
prayers, visits, food, money
and anything/everything that
was done for us.
We would especially like to
thank Doyle Archer Funeral
Home of Lake Butler, Fla. for
the care given to each of our
loved ones and making us feel
like part of their family.
During these times of only
hearing about the bad, it is
good sometimes to hear the
good and we just wanted to let
people know the kind of
community we live in. The
support has been tremendous.
Again, a heartfelt thank you to
The family of
Alice Woods ofRaifor4i
Eugene Woods Sr. of Raiford
and Donald Woods of

"Each problem that I
solved became a rule
which served
afterwards to solve
other problems."
Rene Descartes (1596-
1650), "Discours de la



Local players


another all-

star game

Telegraph Staff Writer
If a player from Bradford
High School or Union County
High School is a member of an
all-star football team, chances
are he will make a play that
influences the outcome of the
game. Past history has proven
that to be true and this year's
Baker Sports/FYCA East-West
All-Star game was no
exception as Bradford's John
Tyson forced a game-turning
turnover and Union County's
Deven Perry was named his
team's offensive MVP.
Perry and Tyson played for
the East team, which won 14-
13 on a 12-yard touchdown
run by Fort White's Xavier
Blake with 22 seconds
remaining. The touchdown
was set up by Tyson's forced
fumble, which was recovered
by Paul Hope of Newberry.
It was Perry who put his
team on the board first with a
1-yard touchdown run at the
3:50 mark of the fourth
quarter, making it a 13-7 game
with the PAT by Columbia's
John Robinson.
Prior to that drive, the East
team had managed less than 50
yards of offense. However,
after an interception by East
defender Detavious Ross, who
attends Newberry High

Union County High
School senior Deven
Perry is pictured with the
MVP trophy he earned at
the Baker Sports/CYFA
East-West All-Star game.
Photo courtesy of Page
School, Perry ripped off a 48-
yard run to the West 35-yard
Perry finished the game with
58 yards on six carries.
The all-star game is in just
its second year, but a local
player has nabbed an MVP
award in each game.

Bradford's Chuckie Covington
was his team's offensive MVP
last year.
It continued a trend of local -
players shining when they get
opportunities in all-star games.
For example, former Bradford
running backs DeWhitt
Betterson, Demetrice
Hankerson and Milton
Sumpter earned MVP awards
in the Shrine Bowl, while
former Union County
quarterback Austen Roberts
completed a long pass in I
Shrine Bowl game to set his
team up for a game-winning
field goal.

Bradford boys

rally to beat

Keystone by 4

Telegraph Staff Writer
Darrin Blye and Eugene
Blye combined to score 13
fourth-quarter points, leading
the Bradford boys' basketball
team to a 50-46 win over
Keystone Heights Jan. 13 in
Keystone's Nathan
Buchanan scored eight of his
10 points in the first quarter as
the Indians outscored Bradford
17-11. The Indians led 27-24
at the half, but Bradford was
able to rally and tie the game
at 36-all heading into the
fourth quarter.
Darrin Blye went 3-of-4
from the foul line in the final
quarter, while Eugene Blye

was 5-of-8 from the line.
Darrin Blye scored five points
in the quarter and finished with
seven overall, while Eugene
Blye had eight in the quarter,
finishing with a game-high 25
Keystone was led by Dalton
Campbell's 12 points. Wes
Rund added eight points.

Score by Quarter
BHS: 11 13 12 14-50
KHHS: 17 10 9 10-46

Bradford (50): D. Blye 7, E.
Blye 25, C.J. Covington 3,
Terrance Davis 3, Yakeem
Griner 2, Malcolm Moore 5,
Markael Moore 5. 3-pointers:
Malcolm Moore, E. Blye 4.
Free throws: 11-23.

Keystone (46): Buchanan 10,
Campbell 12, Ryan Latner 6,
Marcel Robinson 6, Rund 8,
Matt Snowberger 4. 3-
pointers: Campbell, Latner 2,
Rund 2. Free throws: 11-16.


pick up eighth

district win

Telegraph Staff Writer
Darrin Blye scored eight of
his 18 points in the third
quarter as the Bradford boys'
basketball team outscored Clay
16-6 en. route to a 54-39
District 3-4A win Jan. 16 in
Green Cove Springs.

The Tornadoes (13-2, 8-1 in
District 3) took a seven-point
lead into the half, getting 13
points from Eugene Blye. He
finished with 18 points.
Bradford played Newberry
Wednesday and will host
district opponent Baker
County Friday, Jan. 23, at 7:30
p.m. The Tornadoes then travel
to Alachua Saturday, Jan. 24,
to play district opponent Santa
Fe at 7:30 p.m.
Score by Quarter
BHS: 15 15 16 8-54
CHS: 12 11 6 10-39

Bradford scoring (54): D.
Blye 18, E. Blye 18, Terrance
Davis 2, Yakeem Griner 2,
Tramaine Harris 3, Malcolm
Moore 4, Dannerius Sheffield
7. 3-pointers: E. Blye,
Sheffield, D. Blye 5. Free
throws: 11-17.

Earlier result:

BHS 72 Broncos 46
The Tornadoes outscored
district opponent Middleburg
38-17 in the first half on their
way to a 72-46 win Jan. 15 in
Five players scored double
figures, with Markael Moore
leading the way with 15 points.
Sheffield, who had 14 points,:
scored nine in the second
quarter off of three 3-pointers.
Darrin Blye, Eugene Blye
and Terrance Davis each
scored 10 points for Bradford,
which held the Broncos to two
points in the opening quarter.

Score by Quarter
'MHS: 2 15 10 19-46
BHSi; 20 18 20 14-72

Bradford scoring (72): D.
Blye 10, E. Blye 10, Davis 10,
Griner 6, Isiah Jenkins 1,
Shanon Kiser 2, Malcolm
Moore 4, Markael Moore 15,
Sheffield 14. 3-pointers: D.
Blye, E. Blye 2, Sheffield 4.
Free throws: 13-23.

Indians miss


to tie for first

Telegraph Staff Writer
It was a chance for the
Keystone Heights boys'
basketball team to create a tie
atop the District 6-3A
standings, but the Indians
suffered another single-digit
loss to Crescent City on Jan.
16 in Keystone.
The visiting Raiders handed
Keystone a 45-37 loss to
improve to 6-1 in the district.
The Indians (7-10 overall prior
to Jan. 20) lost for the second
time in their past three district
games-falling to 4-3-
despite Matt Snowberger's
flirtation with a triple-double.
Snowberger scored 10 points
to go along with eight blocked
shots and seven rebounds. He
was joined in double figures
by Wes Rund, who made four
3-pointers to finish with 12

See KHHS, p. 11B

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able'to go outdoors and do any
kind of training.
"Where I'm from over by
Lake Michigan, it was
negative-42 degrees," Montry
said. "We were shutting down
the schools and everything. It's
cold up there."
Linke said the temperature
was minus-10 degrees in his
hometown, while Spc. Evan
Napper said it was 0 degrees
with a wind chill of minus-20
degrees where he's from.
All things considered, the
weather here is not so bad.
"Actually, this is perfect, to
be honest with you," Spc. Joe
Kindred said. "It might be cold
for you, but this is beautiful
right now."
The 32"d Infantry Brigade
Combat Team will train three
weeks at Blanding before
going to its mobilization
station in Texas. The
deployment of the 32"1 marks
the largest operational
deployment of Wisconsin
National Guard forces, since
World War II. According to a
Dec. 3, 2007, Defense
Department news release, the
brigade "will have a security
force mission and be assigned
tasks which will assure
freedom of movement and
continuity of operations" in
Severson has been in the
Guard for five years come
March 31. This will be his first
deployment, yet he admitted
he hadn't given it much
thought. "Al -;..,
"I guess it really hasn't sunk
in yet," he said.
A lot of time can be spent
thinking about what could
possibly happen over there,
Severson said: As he put it,
"the unknowns are kind of
what get to you." However, he
also added, "I know when I
signed up exactly what I was
getting into, so I guess I know
what to expect."
Like Severson, Kindred and
Montry are preparing for their
first deployment. Kindred said
he is very excited.
"I'm sure when it gets closer
I'll be a little bit more
worried," Kindred said, "but
I'm excited."
Montry said he is eager to go
overseas and witness the scene
firsthand, though he, like
many, will be leaving someone
special behind here in the U.S.
"I have a fiance back home,"
Montry said. "Obviously, she's
not too thrilled about this
deployment, but you've got to
make sacrifices and drive on."
Napper nas deployed before,
but the difference this time as
compared to 2004-05 when he
first deployed is that he now
has a 2-year-old daughter.
Obviously, Napper will give
some thought to his daughter
and how things are going back
home, but he said that won't
distract him from the task at
"It's nothing but a mind set,"
Napper said. "You have a job

Continued from page 9B

points. Dalton' Campbell, who
finished with nine points, led
the team with eight rebounds.
Keystone played Orange-
Park this past Tuesday and will
wrap up regular-season play in
the district with a road game
against Interlachen tonight,
Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The
Indians travel to Gainesville
Tuesday, Jan. 27, to play Oak
Hall at 8 p.m.
Score by Quarter
CCHS: 10 7 12 16-45
KHHS: 9 4 12 12-37
Keystone scoring (37):
Nathan Buchanan 2, Campbell
9, Rund 12, Snowberger 10,
Jacob Van Wagner 2, Scott
Walker 2. 3-pointers: Rund 4.
Free throws: 5-10.

to do just like you have a job
to do here (in the U.S.). You
have to get your job done, and
then you go home, except ours
doesn't involve coming back
home every night. It's a year
until you come back, to the
ones you love."
Napper said it was quite a
shock the first time he
deployed because of the
weather. He was in Kentucky
at the time, leaving a humid
climate of 90 degrees during
the day to go to one that
climbed to 125 degrees. At
night, the temperature dropped
to 60.
Linke, who has deployed
before, said the shocking thing
to him was watching the land
change during the course of a
15-hour flight.
"You can watch the green,
green hills of home soon fade
into the desert sand," he said.
Most of the 32nd" Infntry
Bridage Combat Team's
subordinate units 'ave
deployed before, so there is
plenty of experience for frst-
timers to rely upon. \
"We are blessed to have the
group we have because about
half of them overall have been
at least once or twice already,"
Napper said. "They have the
experience. We're basically
learning off of their
While at Blanding, members
of the 32nd will participate in
Exportable Combat Training
Capability exercises that create
real-world experiences along
with Global Positioning
System technology that allows
Guard members' movements
and actions to be tracked and
recorded by. personiek at what
are called dctical analysis
facilities. At the end of every
day, observer-controller
trainers use that data to assess
the Guard members'

Keith Taylor, XCTC deputy
executive director, said that's
what Army training is all
about. Soldiers react to a set of
conditions, review how well
they reacted to those
conditions and then learn from
those reactions. Soldiers then

Spc. Alex
Schmidt (left)
and Spc. Kyle
Frank enjoy .
laughs and
lunch in the
mess tent. .

Spc. Mark
, Kraning (right)
assists Pfc.
Nicole Smith in
tallying up
results at the
. weapons range.

go back out into the field and
do it again and again until they
and their leaders are confident
that given those same
circumstances, whether they be
in theaters of operation or
during another training
exercise, the resulting actions
will lead to lives saved.-
"Usually, the training is
where I make my mistakes,"
Severson said. "It's a good
place to make them."
Taylor said, "The better we
train here, the better the
soldiers can execute their,
Observer-controller trainers
take the data collected and
assess the soldiers' proficiency
at the end of each day.
"They'll get the most
detailed, visualized after-
action report, or review, of all
the actions they did in real
time so they can learn from
those," Taylor said.
The XCTC exercises are
composed of four different
scenarios: entering and
clearing a building, convoy
operations, reconnaissance and
traffic-control points.
Contractors play an
important part in such training.
SRI International, for. example,
is responsible for meeting the
communications. needs, while
Allied Container System
brings in role players who, in
this case, portray Iraqis.
"Then we hire about 130 to
150 locals to play civilians on
the battlefield," Taylor said.
"We treat it like a real-world
situation," Severson said. "I
really enjoyed (the training)."
That's not all Severson and
his fellow Guardsmen have
enijoed. Kindred', for example,
is enjoying'ine' snigts.
"I saw a palm tree for the
first time, which was just
awesome," he said. "I've never
seen the ocean, but I'm
looking forward to that when
.I'm flying over, heading to
Napper, as of Jan. 16, was
still waiting to see one sight in
"I'm still trying to see an
alligator," he said. "I want to
see at least one alligator before
I go home."

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In baseball, there are six
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was no Communism. What it
all boiled down to was politics
and money. The U.S.-backed
coup that began in 1954, for
example, apparently had to do
with the United Fruit Company
that owned huge amounts of
land in Guatemala (several
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directors). The end result of
the coup was that 66 percent of
the country's land was owned
by 2 percent of the population.
The Cooney family had the
opportunity to talk to a
woman-named Tomasa-
who experienced firsthand a
massacre in the village of
Santa Maria Tzeja. The
massacre arose from the
government's attempt to
suppress those who rebelled
against Guatemala's
exploitation by large
landowners and foreign
Tomasa and her husband
were separated for 12 years as

a result. For five of those
years, they didn't even know if
the other was still alive.
"It was important for the
boys to hear that'these kinds of
things do go on, but that it's
different from .what we're
actually taught," Mike said.
The stories, the
experiences-they are
fulfilling the dream Mike and
Catrell had for their sons.
Despite having to keep up with
currency exchange rates and
traveling on overcrowded
buses, the family has found
that everything, indeed, does
work out.
What the family has also
discovered is that all the
conveniences and gadgets of
modern life here in the U.S.
are not necessary. Mike said
that's what has been the best
part of the trip-the family
members have learned what
they can live without.
"Frankly, it's a huge burden
that's been lifted," Mike said.
If you would like to learn
more about the Cooney family
and the trip around the world,
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Keystone, Bradford earn 6 top-6 finishes at invitational

Telegraph Staff Writer
Morgan Boettcher, Octavia
Copenhaver and Lindsey
Bailey earned runner-up
finishes for the Keystone
Heights girls' weightlifting
team, which combined with
Bradford for six top-six
finishes in the annual KHHS
Invitational held Jan. 17.
As a team, Keystone, which
also got a third-place finish
from Amanda Paredes, placed
fifth out of 17 schools.
The totals for Keystone's
second-place lifters were:
Bailey (139-pound class) 135-
pound bench press, 130-pound
clean and jerk, 265-pound
total; Copenhaver (199) 165,
145, 310; and Boettcher
(unlimited) 165, 150,315.
Paredes finished with a 265-
pound total in the 110-pound
class. She had a 130-pound
bench press and a 105-pound
clean and jerk.
Bradford's Jamea McNeal
and Jalisa Jones earned fifth-
and sixth-place finishes,
respectively. McNeal had a
270-pound total in the 199-
pound class with a 135-pound
bench press and 135-pound
clean and jerk. Jones had a
245-pound total in the 154-
pound class with a 120-pound
bench press and a 125-pound
clean and jerk.

Indians remain
undefeated in 2- and
3-team meets
Seven lifters won their
classes as Keystone defeated
Fort White 65-21 Jan. 15.
The win improved the
Indians' record to 4-0-1 in
two- and three-team meets.
First-place lifters and their
totals were: Sydney Brown
(101) 60,75, 135; Paredes 140,
95, 235; Bailey 140, 125, 265;
Tiffany Mitchell (154) 100,
105, 205; Shelby Crowder
(169) 105, 90, 195;
Copenhaver (183) 160, 150,
310; and Rachel Parker
(unlimited) 150, 135,285.
Earning second place for
Keystone were: Dakota
Thacker (110) 75, 75, 150;
Chelsea Chambers (119) 80,
95, 175; Shannon Howard
(129) 105, 100, 205; Holly
Chelette (139) 100, 100, 200;
Korey Fagan (154) 100, 95,
195; Karen Taylor (183) 115,'
105, 220; Heather Fitts (199)
100, 90, 190; and Kaylee
Maynard (unlimited) -125, 75,
Four lifters placed third:
Cortland Singletary (119) 80,
80, 160; Malayna Lancaster
(129) 90, 85, 175; Sara
Haggerty (169) 90, 75, 165;
and Amanda Rodriguez (199)

Union 30). She had a 105-
pound bench press and a 120-
pound clean and jerk.

Sarah Swords and
finished second in the

169- and

respectively. Swords had a
l 10-pound bench press and a
135-pound clan and jerk for a
245-pound total, while McNeal
had a 125-pound bench press
and a 125-pound clean and
jerk for a 250-pound total.
Earning third-place finishes
for Bradford were: Whitney
Yeauger (110) 90, 85, 175;
Ashley Howard (119) 85, 90,
175; Jennifer.Smyth (129) 105,
125, 230; and Jones 115, 120,

RIGHT: Jalisa Jones
completes a successful
lift for Bradford. BELOW:
-Keystone's Chelsea
Chambers shows good
form on this clean-and-
jerk attempt.


Bradford coach Deac Story spots for Courtney
Sexton on a bench-press attempt.

Keystone's Heather Fitts shows determination on her
face as she completes this clean-and-jerk attempt.

McNeal concentrates before pulling off a big lift.



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