Opposes moving veterans park

To the residents of the city of Starke and Bradford County: I am a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran, an active member of American Legion Post 56 and VFW Post 10082. Since 2003, the city has owned and maintained the Charles J. Schaffer Veteran’s Memorial Park on Call Street next to the city square. It … Read more

Don’t move memorial

Dear Editor: I attended the Memorial Day ceremonies at our Veterans Park and learned something awful. The Starke city commissioners want to uproot this beautiful memorial and set it down on a residential street where it will hardly be seen. Are they insane?  This memorial area is witness to all the sacrifices made by our … Read more

Thank you veterans and volunteers

Dear Editor: Tears fill my eyes as I drive down Highway 121 in Lake Butler and see the rows of crosses with flags honoring our veterans. This year, I added my four brothers and was so proud to see their names on those crosses. A small town like Lake Butler is unique in that they … Read more

Memorial Day service in Starke

Dear Editor: Starke’s Memorial Day Service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29, at Charlie Schaefer Veterans Memorial Park on East Call Street American Legion Post 56 veterans, Boy Scout Troop 70 of Starke and Bradford High School JROTC students.  Memorial Day is a national holiday in the United States for remembering … Read more

Invitation to recovery from addiction

Dear Editor: I wanted to take a moment to let the Lake Region know of a new recovery meeting that will be beginning soon in Keystone Heights. We will be bringing Drug Addicts Anonymous (DAA) to the Mission of the Dirt Road. These DAA meetings will begin Thursday March 9, and will be held every … Read more

Participate in flood map discussions

Dear Editor: March is the month during which Bradford County has historically experienced the second highest number of flooding events.  We have an opportunity to see how a new flooding risk assessment identifies areas of flood risk. The Suwannee River Water Management District will be making a presentation about a new Flood Risk Assessment Study … Read more

Farm Bureau and Spires IGA celebrate Food Check-Out Week

Dear Editor: The foundation of our well-being as a society depends upon the domestic production of food. Our farmers and ranchers provide us with an abundant, nutritious food supply throughout the year. In recognition of this achievement, members of the Union County Farm Bureau and Spires IGA in Lake Butler will celebrate Food Check-Out Week … Read more

Glad it’s over

Dear Editor:  The phosphate mine is dead!  This is such great news! After over six years of working to stop the phosphate mine, victory was finally reached Thursday night!  Carol Mosley summed up everything in an article on Facebook. What she didn’t mention was that she spent thousands of hours doing research, making and studying … Read more

Wrong priorities

Dear Editor: A recent story about city of Lake Butler spending is countered by a story that their water main broke two times in one day. It would seem that the focus on spending should be more about what the town manager and public works director are doing to improve the infrastructure than about how much … Read more

No solutions for homeowners

Dear Editor: One of the most important pieces of legislation that will be passed this year and next — SB 2 Property Insurance — was pushed through a special session of the State Legislature in a matter of 48 hours, under the guise of “fixing” the collapsing insurance market. Following the delivery of a $2 … Read more