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firstname.lastname@example.org www.StarkeJournal.com Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 352-473-2210 Fax 352-473-2210 Lake Region Monitor Lake Region Monitor USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 42 nd Year 14 th Issue 75 CENTS Waters levels on Lake Brooklyn reached 97 feet on July 27. The last time the lake was at that level was on March 15, 2011. Levels on the lake continue to rise since it reached a low of 85.18 feet on June 23, 2012. The post-1991 high was 112.87 feet on May 2, 1998. Fishing and recreational boating activity has also increased on the lake. In this Aug. 1 photo of Brooklyn Bay, a pontoon boat heads toward the pass leading Lake Brooklyn reaches 97 feet BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor MELROSE Friends and family of Mary Noble gathered at Artisans Way on July 29 to remember her life. Noble was killed in an April 3 house fire on Grove Street. The State Fire Marshals Office determined that the blaze was accidental. However, one of Nobles family members said the Putnam County Sheriffs Office is still investigating the death. Glenda Appling read a brief biography of Noble to the dozen or so attendees of the reception. Mary Louise Noble was born in Jacksonville on Nov. 9, 1938 to Wright E. and Grace Noble. See NOBLE, 2A remembered Woman drops off baby, hits victim with car seat Clay County deputies arrested a 23-year-old Keystone Heights woman after she allegedly kicked in the door of a house near the Putnam County line, attacked the resident, then struck the victim with a car seat. Samantha Grover, was arrested July 30 for assault during a burglary. According to an arrest report, Grover dropped off a baby to her boyfriend at the victims residence. After the victim and the boyfriend went inside the residence and locked the door, Grover began yelling and banging on the victims bedroom window, wanting the victim to come outside and fight. Grover then kicked open the front door, entered the residence, and struck the victim in the back with a closed fist. Grover also hit the victim with a childs car seat. at Kangaroo, victim refuses to brawl Clay County deputies cited a Keystone Heights man after witnesses said he tried to fight with another man, but left the scene after the victim refused to retaliate. Raymond Jordan, 43, was issued a notice to appear July 29 for battery. According to an arrest report, the victim and Jordan, who is the victims estranged wifes mothers boyfriend, do not get along. The two men ran into each other while at the Kangaroo Express at 205 South Lawrence Blvd. and engaged in a verbal argument. Jordan tried to entice the victim into a fight but the victim declined. Jordan then grabbed the victim around the neck and upper torso but the victim broke free and exited the store. In the parking lot of the business, Jordan approached the victim again and began striking him in the upper torso and head. After the victim refused to fight back, Jordan got into his truck and left. A witness inside the store told a deputy he heard the victim tell Jordan, Lets not do this. Jordan replied, (I) will be outside waiting for you. Deputies: man threw tiki torch at one victim, stabbed another Clay County Fire Rescue transported a stabbing victim to Shands Starke and deputies arrested the accused attacker. Rodney Cantrell, 23, of Keystone Heights was arrested July BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor TALLAHASSEE Floridas Commission on Ethics said it found no probable cause for allegations Clay County Superintendent of Schools Charlie Van Zant violated the law when he used school district resources for a conference last November. Organizers of the Dare to Think Conference at Lakesides Thrasher-Horne Conference Center billed the event as a platform to show educators how to instill an appreciation of American exceptionalism, See VAN ZANT, 2A Van Zant cleared of ethics violations BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS The Keystone Heights City Council tabled a request from Episcopal Childrens Services for a $2,500 donation. The contribution would have gone to the School Readiness Program, a subsidized child care effort. In a March 14 letter to City Manager Terry Suggs, Episcopal Childrens Services CEO Connie Stophel wrote that the state would match the citys See DONATION, 2A Council balks at donation request BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS The Keystone Heights City Council turned down a request by the CrossPoint Church of Melrose to allow the congregation to meet at the old Dollar General store on Lawrence Boulevard. Pastor Rick Ergle told council members during its Aug. 4 meeting that the churchs current meeting place on S.R. 21 north of Melrose is in the process of being sold and that the congregation must be out by the See CHURCH, 2A Council turns down church on old Dollar General building BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS The Clay County Sheriffs Office issued notices to appear to three Lake Region convenience store clerks and one bartender for selling alcohol or tobacco to under aged customers. Both crimes are misdemeanors. Tangela Maire Brown, 24, of the Kangaroo Express at 8090 S.R. 100, also known as the Gizmo, Teresa Lynn Francis, 58, of the Kangaroo Express at 205 South Lawrence Blvd., See SELLING, 2A 4 cited for selling alcohol or tobacco to under aged customers See TORCH, 2A Keystone Beach closed Thursday through Sunday Troy Stephens, president of the Friends of Keystone Parks and proprietor of Nightingale Streets Frozen Pelican, shows sections of fencing that was recently replaced at the Geneva Jungle Playground at Keystone Beach. Stephens said that before the repair, children took advantage of the missing lumber by routinely moving in and out of the play area. New group plans park clean up Stephens also pointed out what he described as a safety hazard within the playground: a rotting baseboard with two protruding screws. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS A downtown restaurant owner has organized a group to repair and upgrade the citys parks. Troy Stephens is the president of Friends of Keystone Parks. He told the city council, during its Aug. 4 meeting, that his groups first big project will be a cleanup of the Keystone Beach Park from Thursday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 10. Stephens presented his plans for the weekend to the council and gave it a summary of some of the parks most pressing shortcomings. Mayor Tony Brown introduced the restaurant owner to the council and said he agreed with the businessmans assessment that the towns parks are falling into disrepair. Our parks are in need of some help, he told his colleagues on the council. Brown said the citys two public works employees cannot get to the repairs needed at the towns recreational facilities. Stephens said most of the problems at Keystone Beach and its Geneva Jungle Playground can be remedied with minor repairs. Thats the good news, he told council members. Its not like we have to have some big See Park, 5A tax meetings BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS The Keystone Heights City Council scheduled the first public hearing for the towns 2014-2015 budget and millage rate for Sept. 4 and a second and final hearing for Sept. 15. City manager Terry Suggs said he proposed dates that would not conflict with similar hearings by the Clay County Commission and the school board. He added that the dates allow time for See MEETING, 3A Keystone schedules budget and Candidates for the Clay County Commission and school board stopped in Keystone Heights on July 24 for a forum hosted by the First Baptist Church. Pictured here are (left) school board member Tina Bullock and candidate Betsy Condon. See page 4 for more on this story. Candidates square off in Keystone BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Mayor Tony Brown told the Keystone Heights City Council that in response to reports of vandalism at the high school and the surrounding neighborhood, in addition to other recent incidents, several residents have asked him to look into setting up a neighborhood crime watch in the city. Brown said that last week, one of his neighbors vehicle was stolen and another neighbor was a victim of a burglary. Brown also said he has contacted the Clay County Sheriffs Office about setting up a crime watch. He told council members he will present a more detailed plan to them during the September meeting. The mayor also said that a key component to enhancing security within the city is to build relationships among neighbors. He said he hoped to organize block parties, similar to the events residents on Dove Street used to hold. Mayor wants to organize crime watch
2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 Keystone Beach will be closed to the publicThursday, August 7 thru Sunday, August 10 Friends of Keystone Parks Seeking volunteers to help with the repair and maintenance at Keystone Beach Saturday, August 9 th starting at 8:00am. Please contact President of Friends of Keystone Parks at for more information. Lake Region MonitorUSPS 114-170 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Keystone Heights, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Lake Region MonitorP.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091 7382 SR 21 Keystone Heights, FL 32656Phone: (352) 473-2210 (352) 473-6721 John M. Miller, PublisherSubscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six monthsEditor: Dan Hildebran Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: Kevin Miller Darlene Douglass Typesetting Eileen Gilmore Advertising and Newspaper Prod. Earl W. Ray Classified Adv. Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping: Joan Stewart-Jones She had one brother, Wright E. Noble Jr., who was killed in a traffic crash soon after he graduated from West Point. Noble attended schools in Jacksonville. After graduating from the University of Florida, she taught art in several public and private schools before settling in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she taught dance at Springfield College. She later returned to Florida to be closer to her mother and family. Mary loved being close to the ocean and nature where she could pursue her love for art, said Appling. She was a true outdoors person, having a passion for animals and all living things. Artisans Way displayed Nobles work throughout July, including her specialty, carved owls. Appling recounted her most cherished memory of Noble, which occurred at a Melrose art gallery during which a young man in the community was playing a grand piano. Appling and Noble were in an adjoining gift shop. Appling said Noble walked over to the hall where the musician was playing. She opened the door and listened for a few minutes and then she started untying her tennis shoes, said Appling. Wearing jeans and a sweat shirt, the former professional dancer glided onto the main hall of the gallery. She took off right across the floor, got right in the middle and he reached a crescendo, Appling continued. She gracefully bowed. He saw what she was doing and went right on into the music. Appling said Noble and the pianist continued for around 15 minutes. She recalled that at the end of the display, Noble appeared startled and slightly embarrassed when she realized Appling was watching her. Appling gave her a long hug. That was the most beautiful, spontaneous dance Ive ever seen, she told Noble. It was so precious to watch you just pour your heart out into that dance. Jean Beverly also shared a cherished memory. She said that around Valentines Day, two years ago, Noble lost her cat, Smokey Bear. She was pretty devastated by it, Beverly recalled. We had a show that day, a Valentines show, and there were different skits done. Beverly said that during the event, Noble read a poem that she had composed in honor of her lost pet, entitled The Rainbow Bridge. Beverly then started to read the composition to the memorial reception gathering, but had to stop because she did not have her reading glasses. Appling took over. The poem describes a paradise where pets go after they die. The old and frail animals are young again, said Appling, reading the poem. Those who were maimed are made whole. They play together all day. There is only one thing missing, she continued. They are not with their special person who loved them on earth. Noble then described the joyous time when pet and owner are reunited. When you and your special friend meet, read Appling, you take him or her in your arms and you embraceThen you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated. NOBLE Continued from 1A engender an appreciation of free markets and foster an understanding of Americas place in the world. Van Zant also spoke at the conference. Three school board members, Carol Studdard, Janice Kerekes and Tina Bullock, voted in October to file a complaint with the ethics commission. They said the superintendent acted improperly when he spent $2,037 in school district money to co-sponsor the event and allowed conference organizers to use the districts sales tax exemption number and its 25 percent discount with ThrasherHorne. Findings by the ethics commission proceed in a three-step process. First, the commission determines whether the complaint is legally sufficient. Second, staff investigators look into the allegations to determine if probable cause exists. Third, if probable cause does exist, the panel then collects additional evidence and determines whether the respondent broke ethics rules. The commission may hold a public hearing in which its staff and the accused present evidence before the panel. It then determines whether a violation of law occurred and the appropriate penalty. VAN ZANT Continued from 1A contribution on a 16 to 1 basis. Your $2,500 grant would bring in almost $40,000 to be spent for child care in your community, wrote Stophel. Furthermore, without meeting the matching fund requirements, Clay County is at risk of losing its funding for child care for the working poor. Stophel also wrote that 80 children in Keystone Heights participate in the School Readiness Program. City Manager Terry Suggs said the letter from the nonprofit group originally went to the wrong email address. He said he received a phone call from Episcopal last week about the contribution and promised the group he would walk the request through the Aug. 4 council meeting. Mayor Tony Brown told the council that three years ago, DONATION Continued from 1A the group closed its Keystone Heights child care center after he and then-mayor Mary Lou Hildreth, in addition to parents, pleaded with the organization to keep the facility open. Brown added that after closing the Keystone Heights center, the nonprofit then funded slots at local child care facilities including First Baptist Church, Loving Hands, A Childs Garden, Hope Baptist Christian Academy and the YMCA program at Keystone Heights Elementary School. Brown added that Hildreth worked tirelessly to keep the Keystone facility open. She really fought to keep that thing open and they just went ahead and closed it, he said. Brown also reminded council members that the city used to routinely contribute to charities but stopped the practice out of a concern for fairness and because the money it handled was taxpayer funds. Council member Paul Yates said that other than Keystone Heights High Schools Project Graduation, the council has not made any contributions over the last two years. Council member Brian Wilson said he agreed with the panels earlier decision to halt charitable donations. This is taxpayer money, he said. How do we get to sit up here and decide who we are going to give to and who we are not going to give to? I just think we need to get out of that business. Council member Steve Hart added, We are a municipality, not United Way. end of August. Ergle added that the owner of the former Dollar General store has agreed to lease the structure to the church until the congregation can find a permanent location or until the now-vacant structure at 155 South Lawrence Blvd. sells. According to a report by the citys staff, the parcel is now zoned central business and could be used as a retail store, bank, professional office or other similar use. If the city council granted an exception, the structure could also be used as a restaurant, clinic, child care center or automotive service garage. Council member Steve Hart said that from a personal standpoint, he thought the CHURCH Continued from 1A church using the building would be compatible with downtown. On the other hand, he continued, I think that the city council has a strict obligation to abide by its own ordinances. He added that under the citys laws, the only way the church could get into the building would be through rezoning the parcel. Ergle replied that the buildings owner did not want it rezoned because that would hinder the salability of the building. Mayor Tony Brown recommended Ergle look into renting the Womans Club, Masonic Lodge, Lions Club or the Keystone Heights High School cafeteria. He noted that Trinity Baptist Church, now one of the areas largest congregations, first started meeting at the high school. I would love to have that building occupied, Brown said of the vacant Lawrence Boulevard structure, but in the time frame that youve got, I would recommend one of those facilities over what you are entertaining here tonight. Im sorry we couldnt help you. Sharon Gail Thompson, 52, of Patsys Place Bar at 7061 S.R. 21 and Tracy Anderson Weaver, 46, of the Kangaroo Express at 6835 S.R 21 all met the sheriffs offices critea for civil citations, and were therefore not arrested. According to arrest reports, all the defendants sold alcohol to a 19-year-old, undercover police informant, except Weaver, who sold tobacco. All the defendants checked the customers identification before the sale. Francis was cited on March 27, 2013 for the same infraction. SELLING Continued from 1A BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor MELROSE Kay Deuben showed patrons of Gallery 26 her pastel works during the towns First Friday Art Walk on Aug. 1. She is also preparing for her second round of pastel classes in Melrose next month. She said that while she appreciates the people she has met in the Northeast Florida art scene and loves developing artists through teaching, her central passion remains the art. Deuben works with oil but primarily with pastel. Its been around for a very long time, she said of the medium. A lot of professional painters will do a pastel and then do a finished piece in oil or they might do a study in oil and a finished piece in pastel. The two art forms are happy companions. Deuben said she was first attracted to the medium a few years ago when she saw someone doing a plein air pastel. You generally use a sanded paper, she said. Then you apply it and blend it or not blend it. She also does commission work for pet owners, and describes her commissioned art as soul work. See ART, 3A Kay Deuben: love for teaching and people, passion for the art TORCH Continued from 1A 31 for aggravated battery. According to an arrest report, during a family gathering in Cantrells back yard, he threw a lit tiki torch at a relative, then stabbed a second victim with a knife.
BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor MELROSE Lake Swan Camp completed its 2014 summer schedule this week. Executive Director Perry Rollins said the approximately 25 groups that organized week-long camps brought in higher numbers of campers than in previous years, but still below the camps maximum capacity. Church groups came as far away as Miami and Macon to the facility off S.R. 26, east of Melrose. The camp also hosts some school groups and family reunions. Lake Swan Camp operates year-round, but hosts week-long events from the first week in June until the first week in August. Throughout the remainder of the year, the camp primarily hosts weekend gatherings. It employs eight year-round staff members and adds an additional 20 during the summer, both full and part time. This year, the camp also hosted Summer in the City every Wednesday over the last eight weeks. The communitywide initiative was organized by Keystone Heights High School administrators to provide wholesome activities throughout the summer for Lake Region students. Organizers also held events at Keystone Beach and Trinity Baptist Church. Rollins said Summer in the City attendance at the camp ranged between 25 and 45 students. The feedback we got from the kids and parents was very positive, he said of the inaugural summer program. While at the camp, Summer in the City participants enjoyed tubing, canoeing, swimming, basketball, volleyball, archery and other activities. Rollins said some of the students also took on the camps challenge course, a layout designed to develop communications and leadership skills. Rollins also said the camp benefited from ample rainfall throughout the spring and summer, noting that he had to raise the facilitys dock twice this year to keep it from becoming submerged. Rising water levels also forced workers to remove the bottom section of the camps 140-foot water slide. Rollins said a second section of the slide is now halfway submerged and may have to be removed in the future, if the lake continues to rise. During the coming off-season, Rollins plans to renovate the camps multi-purpose building, including replacing the tile in the dining hall and adding a patio. Rollins said he hopes to begin work on the structure in January. The camp recently completed construction of its $265,000 Lake View Lodge Conference Center. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 3A Owner: Barbara Meredith 352.473.3717330 SW Lawrence Blvd KeystoneM/C | Visa | AMX Last Will and Testament Power of Attorney & Living Wills Living Trusts Probate Administration Real Estate and Closings Deed Preparation Contracts Family and Juvenile Law Criminal and Traffic Matters 189 S. Lawrence Blvd. Keystone Heights, FLFirmofVeRonicaROwens@aol.comwww.VeRonicaROwens.com VeRonica R. Owens Attorney at Law James 4:12 There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save. In September, Deuben will be teaching classes in pastel. She first started teaching the two to three hour sessions in Palatka, and started teaching in Melrose after the First Coast Pastel Society held a show in Artists Hall. Deuben said the show created a tremendous interest in pastels. I had a class here and we had ten students over in the church building, recalled Deuben. Everybody wanted to take another class, so I said OK, well have a workshop. Deubens next class will be in September at Gallery 26. I love it, she said of teaching. My interest is in allowing people to blossom and encouraging them to do the things that they do well. Some people are not going to like pastel, she added. Thats OK. Not every person likes every medium. Deuben, who went to art school and worked in computer graphics and in retail before a health issue forced her to retire early, credits art for healing her. Art is what got me well, she said. I love it. Ive met some wonderful people doing art. I travel all over the northeast area here in Florida. Its a wonderful community. Deuben said that although she loves teaching and cherishes the relationships art has brought her, the biggest thrill she gets is from the art itself. I start with a photograph, she said, holding one of her pastels, and it doesnt look anything like this. And somehow I pull that image out and bring it to life. Thats whats exciting to me. ART Continued from 2A LAKESIDE Following a nationwide search, St. Johns River State College has named its new executive director of the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts. Denton Yockey, former president and executive producer of the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, officially succeeded the Thrasher-Hornes pioneer director, Tony Walsh, on Aug. 1. SJR State President, Joe Pickens, said the college is excited to bring Yockey to the Thrasher-Horne Center, where his role will be to continue the colleges commitment to developing the communitys artistic potential and offering the very best of theater and visual arts. We are pleased to have Mr. Yockey bring the ThrasherHorne Center more than 30 years of experience in professional theatre, Pickens said. His knowledge of, and appreciation for, the arts, as well as his expertise in theatre management, will build upon the strong foundation laid by Tony Walsh as he leads the center into its second decade of operation. The college was very fortunate to have someone of Tonys ability to guide us through the Thrasher-Hornes first decade of existence, Pickens continued. We are very grateful for his service to the college and wish him the very best in his retirement. Yockeys extensive resume also includes 11 years as the president and executive producer for the Casa Maana Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas and 14 years as the executive producer for the Lone Star Performing Arts Association in Galveston, Texas. I am honored to be chosen to lead this magnificent center. Its a tremendous opportunity and an exciting time in the centers history, Yockey said. My family and I are thrilled to be here! Yockey earned his bachelors degree in communication arts and theatre from Indiana University South Bend and a Master of Fine Arts in drama and acting from the University of Georgia. The Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts is owned and operated by St. Johns River State College and is located on the Orange Park campus. Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts welcomes new executive director Pictured is the Lake Swan Camp summer staff. (L-r) front row: Savannah Payne, Sarah Searle, Tiffanie Brown, Hailey Johns, Krista Osteen, Co-head Lifeguard Kember Warren, Hannah Payne and Emma Geiger. Middle row: Julie Brubaker (holding Emily Brubaker), Assistant Director Matt Brubaker, Executive Director Perry Rollins, Co-head Lifeguard Taylor Hubbard, Morning Cook Luke Michel, Hanna Grace, Mary Stanley, Hannah Eades, Marah Lowery and Maintenance Director Wayne Groesbeck. Back row: Robert McCormick, James Chestnut, Tate Williams, Jonathan Coleman II, Samuel Tisdale, Jake Maddox and Joel Michel. Also helping throughout the summer were Food Service Manager Alan Keller, Registrar Glynese Ronquille, Bookkeeper Sunshine Hunt, Janet Bruce, Toni Rollins, Snack Shack Manager Mel Bigbie, Kathy Brown, Timothy Stanley, Housekeeper Katie Stanley, Deborah Stanley, Kimberley Stanley, Brittany Smith, David Keen, and Tim Warren. Lake Swan Camp wraps up successful summer the required public notices and contingencies. It also gives us that last week of September, if we have an issue, to fall back and have a secondary date in mind, he said. In July, the council unanimously approved a proposed millage rate of 3.5 mills, which is a 21 percent increase over the citys current rate of 2.9002 mills. In adopting the final millage rate, the council may lower the proposed rate but it cannot increase it. MEETING Continued from 1A
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Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 5A F ARM F RESH P RODUC E Does your business have a story to tell? A product or service to sell?The Bradford County Telegraph Advertising Department can provide you with the in depth coverage you desire...Call 904-964-6305or email us atDarlene Douglassdarlene@bctelegraph.comor Kevin Millerkmiller@bctelegraph.comAdvertorial Advertising Works! PARK Continued from 1A remodeling of the playground. But we have to address those issues now, before they become big. He said the fencing around the playground is missing slats, and an area of the fences baseboard is rotting and has exposed screws, causing a safety hazard to children in the play area. The city will close Keystone Beach throughout the four-day cleanup, beginning on Thursday, Aug. 7. On Thursday and Friday an inmate work crew will pressure wash the playground, picnic tables and restrooms. On Saturday and Sunday, Friends of Keystone Parks volunteers will paint throughout the facility and perform other repairs. Stephens said the biggest need at the beach is pressure washing the playground. It hasnt been done in years, he told the council. It needs to be cleaned and eradicated of the spiders that have made big homes in it. I personally removed a coral snake from the playground about a month ago, he added. Someone came to my restaurant and asked for help. It was on the weekend. We put some mothballs under there and nothing happened. I went back later and waited him out, he said of the poisonous reptile. Stephens also said the parks picnic tables are in dire need of maintenance. Some of the seats need to be replaced, he said. The paint is eons old. You have four, wooden picnic tables down there that are completely dilapidated. He added that the restrooms are also in poor condition with graffiti strewn throughout. The businessman said that over the last two months, he has gathered what he calls a huge group of volunteers that formed the core of the Friends of Keystone Parks. Ive gone door-to-door, he said of his recruiting efforts. Ive gotten on the phone and people are excited about sprucing up Keystone Beach. He told the council that the weekends work should bring the park back to a reasonable condition. Stephens said that anyone who wants to join the workday is welcome. He said work on Saturday will start at 8 a.m. and that most of the volunteers will be painting. Steve Earl, a park ranger at the Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, reads The Wide-Mouthed Frog, by Keith Faulkner, to children at the Melrose Library. The story is about a frog with a big mouth and a bigger ego who travels the Okefenokee Swamp, bemoaning his lowly diet and asking other swamp animals about their eating habits. The frogs tour ends when he meets a reptile whose favorite meals are short-bodied, tailless amphibians. As Earl told his audience about the frogs encounters with a long-eared bat, great horned owl, opossum and white-tailed deer, one prescient audience member said, Im surprised none of them has ate him yet. Earl told the children that most of the animals in the story can be found at Gold Head. Earls appearance was part of the librarys nature detective event. Children and their caretakers also explored the librarys nature garden and learned about local habitats. Gold Head park ranger reads at Melrose library Melrose Elementary teachers complete summer book study BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor MELROSE A large number of teachers from Melrose Elementary School joined Assistant Principal Ted Haengel in a summer book study about increasing student engagement in the classroom. During a July meeting of the Putnam County School Board, Haengel gave a presentation to the board about his six-week study of the book, The Highly Engaged Classroom, by Dr. R. J. Marzano. According to the district, the presentation was the result of Haengels attending the Principal Leadership Academy, provided by The Northeast Florida Educational Consortium. During a telephone interview after the school board meeting, Haengel said the idea for the book study originated with the teachers, whom, as a group chose increasing student engagement as one of their top objectives for the coming year. Haengel said that although the book study was voluntary, a large number of Melrose teachers participated. He added that in addition to discussing Marzanos ideas for getting students excited about learning, teachers exchanged their own success stories, including how they have created hands-on activities, designed model and craft building projects and wrote Internet research activities. Haengel said that todays teachers realize they are competing with television, video games and other media for their students attention, and that in order to compete, they must move beyond book reading assignments and classroom lectures. Health mosquitoborne illness advisory GREEN COVE SPRINGS The Florida Department of Health in Clay County, on July 30, advised residents that there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Clay County. Several horses have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus infection. The risk of transmission to humans has increased. Clay County mosquito control and the health department continue surveillance and prevention efforts. The department reminds residents and visitors to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to take basic precautions to help limit exposure. To protect yourself from mosquitoes, you should remember to drain and cover: Drain standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying. Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected. Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that arent being used. Empty and clean birdbaths and pets water bowls at least once or twice a week. Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that dont accumulate water. Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. Cover skin with clothing or repellent. Clothing Wear shoes, socks and long pants and longsleeves. This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present. Repellent Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET (N,N-diethyl-mtoluamide), picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old. Tips on Repellent Use Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before you apply a repellent. Some repellents are not suitable for children. Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET are generally recommended. Other US Environmental Protection Agency-approved repellents contain picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535. These products are generally available at local pharmacies. Look for active ingredients to be listed on the product label. Apply insect repellent to exposed skin, or onto clothing, but not under clothing. In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is age-appropriate. According to the CDC, mosquito repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under the age of three years. DEET is not recommended on children younger than two months old. Avoid applying repellents to the hands of children. Adults should apply repellent first to their own hands and then transfer it to the childs skin and clothing. If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent directly to your clothing. Again, always follow the manufacturers directions. Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your house. Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches and patios. The Florida Departmnet of Health continues to conduct statewide surveillance for mosquito-borne illnesses, including West Nile virus infections, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis, Malaria and Dengue. Residents of Florida are encouraged to report dead birds via the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions site http://www.myfwc.com/ bird/. For more information, visit the departments website at http://www.floridahealth. gov/diseases-and-conditions/ mosquito-borne-diseases/index. html or call your local county health department.
proud of what shes doingto be able to follow through on a goal. Following through on that goal takes a lot of work. Findley works out at the YMCA in Gainesville, and her father is right there by her side. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Whats better than a gold medal won at a world-level competition? Two gold medals. Union County High School senior Kaylee Findley continued to make her mark in powerlifting, winning the 16-17-year-old/ heavyweight division and also placing first in the womens open division against all ages during world-championship competition in the Virgin Islands in July. She established new U.S. and international records with her 215-pound bench press and also established an international record with her high total of 915 pounds, which included a squat total of 325 and a dead lift of 375. I dont even know how to put into words how happy I was, Findley said. Findley was confident she could do well, and thats understandable looking at what shes accomplished in the past. During her first-ever meet approximately one year ago she set U.S. records in the bench press, dead lift and high total and won her weight class. Prior to this past Julys world event, she competed in the Southeastern High School State Wars, breaking those same three records. However, Findley only went into the world championships with the mindset of winning one medal within her age division. Unbeknownst to her, her father, William, entered her in the open competition as well. That second medal for winning the open competition was a shock, but also very gratifying. To be thrown in with women whove been doing it probably their whole lives, and me only doing it for about a year and a halfits exciting, Findley said. It really is. Findley knows she can lift at the highest level going into each meet, but that still doesnt prevent her from being nervous. Last months championship event was no exception. Going into it, I was nervous very, very nervous, Findley said, but once I got my first lift, and I felt the power in it, all the nerves kind of died down. My adrenaline started pumping even more. Findleys father, of course, is extremely proud of what shes accomplished, but the fact she competes in powerlifting is especially something her father can relate to. He, too, competed in the sport when he was young, establishing records himself at the age of 16. William competed during the ages of 15-21, and he also had a chance to compete at the world level. I didnt take advantage of it, he said. Im sorry I didnt. Trust me. Thats why Im extremely from the ground up. When I Editors note: The interview for this story was conducted in early July, and the story written and filed a week later, but it had not yet been published. We run it now in its original form. We apologize for not publishing it in a more timely manner and express our condolences to the Winkler family. BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph, Times and Monitor Small towns usually have a store or two that have been around for decades, although it is becoming less common in these days when the deck is stacked against local merchants. One Starke merchant has really stood the test of time, however. Winkler Electric Service Inc. has existed in one form or another since 1928 and in its present location since 1939; making it the second oldest retail business in the city (Denmark Furniture opened for business in 1925). Owners Warren Winkler Sr. and wife, Sue, are officially retired, having turned the reins over to their son, Warren Wade Jr., but can still be found around the store on occasion. Warren Winkler was born in Crescent City in 1926, the oldest of six children born to Austin (Ed) and Bessie Winkler. Ed was an electrician for the Bishop Phone Company and was transferred to Starke when Winkler was still a baby. In 1928, Ed went into business for himself, operating out of his home repairing radios and wiring houses. Finally, in 1939, Ed built the building where the business is still located today on U.S. 301 While the business was growing so was Winkler. He attended Bradford High School with Elbert Earl Thornton (his best friend), Bobby Biggs, John Anderson, Maxie Carter and J.E. Denmark. He was football team manager under legendary Bradford Coach Jimmy Hobbs. I painted the helmets for the team to keep them looking good, Winkler remembers. The colors were purple and gold back then. Winkler worked both mornings before school and in the afternoon. Mornings he delivered groceries for Guy Sales Grocery Store for the sum of $3.50 a week. In the afternoons, he worked with his father and for Billy Jackson (eventual owner of Jackson Building Supply) selling produce and collecting scrap. After graduating in 1945, Winkler went to work for his father in the family business. He paid me $20 a week and he fed me, Winkler said. I really wanted to be a contractor. Dad had taught me the business Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Winkler: a longtime business name, family name in Bradford County See WINKLER, 8B UCHS senior shines on world stage
23 and was completed on June 26. In addition to moving, the Johns also happened to find a rental house in Saratoga Heights on June 25 which they slept in the next night. Most of the furniture, especially the large antique pieces original to the house, went into storage until the couple finds and purchases a new home then the couple will see what fits. Virginia said she plans to start house hunting in a week or so, looking for a place a little larger than what they are renting, but not so large it will defeat the purpose of the move. For now she and her husband are comfortable in their rental and living with what Virginia calls minimalist decorating no pictures on the walls and only necessary furniture. Strangely enough, it was the smoothest move we ever had, Virginia said. There were no major problems. The only mishap was when we moved the refrigerator, then had to move it back when we found out we were supposed to leave it. Other than that, no real problems. The Johns would like to thank all of the family members who pitched in to make the move a success. Friends who helped (not already mentioned) include Jacob Luke, Jordon Luke, Brittney Goode, Clay Hicks and Travis Hinds. Virginia said that it was the grandchildren (the couple has three children, seven grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren) that have taken the sale of the house the hardest. But none of the younger generation is glad to see it go. That may be because none of them has ever had to clean it, Virginia quipped with a smile. But change is good, it lets us go on to new adventures while keeping with us those we love and the traditions we have made. Enter Randy Johns, a great grandson of Peek. A deal was struck between Johns and his cousin Perryman for the house, which had to be moved off the property. Luckily, Johns wife, Virginia Jean, owned a piece of property that had been the site of her familys home. Now all that remained was to get the home and the home site together. LaRue House Movers got the job of moving the huge, old house and started on the project in early December 1984. The fact that the house was set up on a foundation of brick piles made the move much easier, since it made ease of access to the underpinnings of the home much easier. The route planned for the houses trip was north on U.S. 301 to Washington Street, turning right and continuing to Cherry Street, then turning south and continuing to the new site. The move was estimated to take two days and required the cooperation of the Starke city power company and the Trawick phone company, as well as a permit from the railroad to cross the tracks. A main electric cable at Pratt Street that served the entire west side of the city had to be disconnected, leaving power out for about two hours. More electric lines, phone lines and cable television lines had to be temporarily disconnected or moved. Traffic backed up on U.S. 301. Johns had to give the railroad a cashiers check for $3,500 before the house was allowed to cross the tracks. The biggest problem faced turned out to be an old 1,500 pair phone cable on Washington Street. The cable was a bundle of all copper wires, all of which were un-coded. To make matters worse, the cable was housed in an air-pressurized line. Nothing bad happened, but should a leak have occurred it could have been a disaster. In all, the entire process took about two months (with all but two days of that taken up with preliminary work by the movers) and cost upwards of $40,000. The house was set up on its new site and then remodeled and modernized. The Johns moved in and began what Virginia Jean calls an adventure which lasted 30 years. During this time she hosted numerous family gatherings for holidays and special events such as her parents, Virginia and Charles Darbys, 50th wedding anniversary (the third generation of her family to celebrate that anniversary in the house), Johns aunt and uncles 60th anniversary and his aunts 80th birthday. Christmas brunch became a tradition, which the grandchildren are afraid will be no more, but Virginia reassures them. Its the same holiday, the same family and the same event only the location will have changed, she said. I already have it all planned out to work in a smaller place. And a smaller place is what the Johns are looking for. The huge house was getting to be too much to clean, keep up and even get around in. It was 27 stair steps from the ground to the upper level, Johns said. Thats getting to be a little too much stair climbing. Virginia Jean wanted a house that wasnt so much to manage and that did not require so much maintenance. She also said she wanted one which was only a single level with no more than a step or two up to the door. It was just too much, she said. With an old house there are always repairs that need making and always something that needs to be done. I just was tired of dealing with it. The couple started talking to buyers last April, but didnt think anything was going to come of it until early July when they got the news on June 22 that the buyers wanted the house now. The Johns had just four days to move out of a house full of 30 years of memories. It was time to call in all the children, grandchildren and friends to help with the move. Youngest daughter, Jennifer Luke, took charge and organized the work. Virginias lifelong best friend, Mary Agnes Goldwire, and her daughter, Julie Anne Demers, pitched in to help wrap breakables. The move began early on June 2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 1699 N. Temple Ave Starke (904) 368-9105 Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* OPEN EVERY NIGHT SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 STARTS FRIDAY Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri 7:00, 9:05 Sat 4:55, 7:00, 9:05 Sun 5:00, 7:05 Mon Thur 7:30NOW SHOWING Vin DieselG uardiansof theGALAXYFri 8:00 Sat 5:00, 8:00 Sun 4:45, 7:00 Mon Thur 7:15Megan Fox The Bradford County Republican Executive Committee welcomes keynote speaker Sen. Rob Bradley to its Reagan Day Dinner, which will be held Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Starke Golf and Country Club. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., with a Western Steer-catered dinner to follow. Leslie Dougher, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, will also present an update on what is happening throughout the state. Local candidates who are present will be allowed three minutes to address their constituents. Tickets are $37. Tables for eight are available for $250. Checks or money orders should be made payable to BCREC and mailed to PO Box 213, Starke, FL 32091. RSVP to Donna Solze at 904-964-5803 or dssolze@ embarqmail.com. A limited number of tickets are also available for purchase at the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce in Starke. All Bradford Middle School Staff members (1968-2003) are invited to attend a gathering on Friday, Aug/ 8, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Gissy Springs (9150 S.W. 177 th Ave. in Dunellon). Chicken, ice, water and paper products will be provided. Please bring a covered dish and your bathing suit. Contact Virginia.Walkup@ gmail.com for more information. BMS staff invited to gathering Bradford Republicans to host Reagan Day Dinner on Aug. 19 BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph, Times and Monitor A house can be moved in two days, but it takes nearly four to move out of it after 30 years! The house in question is a two-story colonial, 82 feet long, 39 feet wide and 44 feet high, weighing about 150 tons, built in 1893. It is known either as the Peek house or the Pressman house, depending on who you ask. The house was originally located where CVS drugstore sits today, but was moved in its 91st year to its present location at the corner of Church and Adkins streets. The move was the talk of the town when it occurred in January of 1984. The house was originally built by Comer L. Peek. Peek moved to Bradford County in 1877 from Culverton, Georgia and had been the organizer and headmaster of Starkes first organized school the Starke Male and Female Institute. After about five years at the school, Peek became interested in real estate and is credited with popularizing the Kingsley Lake area as a resort area. He also served as the mayor of Starke in the early 1900s and helped to organize and finance the construction of a branch line from the main railroad in Starke out to Sampson City in proximity to Santa Fe Swamp, which was under consideration for development. Peek had the house built in the style which was popular with affluent families in his native Georgia. The house was built up on brick piles and featured columns and a portico at the front. Inside were just 11 rooms, huge rooms according to descriptions written in the past. The Peeks left the house to daughter Lois, who was married to Judge E.K. Perryman. Mrs. Perryman lived in the house until she died in August of 1977, leaving the house empty for several years. Ownership passed to Emmett Perryman. He had little interest in the house, but was interested in the land it sat on. Over the years the zoning of the lot had changed and the lot was now valuable commercial property. 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well, I make too much money to participate in the program. Thats not the case at all, Griffis said. You could literally be Bill Gates, if you were a Florida resident, and theres still a fullpay option for people. Non-U.S. citizens may also apply for full-pay coverage. (Florida KidCare doesnt share information with U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.) Griffis hopes the outreach efforts will also help those families who already have coverage through Florida KidCare continue to receive coverage. Coverage has to be renewed every year. Unfortunately, some parents dont renew their coverage because they get busy and forget, Griffis said, adding that a lot of times, what will happen is a child goes to the doctor or an emergency medical issue occurs, and parents find they dont have insurance. We want them to stay in those programs and maintain their eligibility and coverage, Griffis said, adding, Well make sure its an easier process for them. If youd like to know more about Florida KidCare options and eligibility requirements, please call the Bradford County Health Department at 904-9647732 or the Union County Health Department at 386-496-3211. We have a lot of children who are on Medicaid, which is part of Florida KidCare, but theres still a large portion of uninsured children who are just hanging out there and need to get some kind of coverage, Griffis said. Im hoping by this big push, theyll realize its right here (at the local health departments). It isnt any money. You dont have to pay for an application. You dont have to pay for assistance (with the application process). Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Back & Neck Pain Clinic NEED RELIEF FROM:Call Dr. Berry Serving the Area for 21 Years THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE AVAILABLE THERAPEUTIC MASSAGEAVAILABLE EXTRA CASH! Could you use some now that the holidays are over? We specialize in helping people sell through our Classifieds! YARD SALES AUTOS BOATS CLOTHES APPLIANCES... The list goes on..Call Mary Today at 904-964-6305 The Bradford County and Union County public libraries will be hosting The Importance of Childhood Immunizations events on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The Union County event will be at 10 a.m., while the Bradford event In conjunction with National Health Center Week, the New River Community Health centers (Bradford County and Union BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It is estimated that more than 900 children in Bradford and Union counties lack health care coverage, but the families of those children can get affordable health insurance for their children through the Florida KidCare program. There is no cost for families to apply and no cost to get assistance at either the Bradford County or Union County health departments. An outreach program is underway to educate people about Florida KidCare and to help them apply for health coverage, thanks to a Florida KidCare Kids Oughta Be Covered grant. Staci Griffis of New River Community Health Care Inc. successfully applied for the grant, which also covers outreach efforts in Columbia, Hamilton, Marion and Putnam counties. Were here, Griffis said. Its a totally free service. Griffis said an estimated 507,000 children in Florida are uninsured, but 67 percent of those children are potentially eligible for Florida KidCare coverage. With the grant, Griffis said, Were basically going to reach those harder-to-reach populations that theyre not able to reach at the state level. Weve been trying to do a lot of outreach at local churches and back-toschool events. Florida KidCare information will be available at the following events in Bradford and Union counties: Aug. 11, New River Community Health Center Expo at the Union County Health Department, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 12, back-to-school info fair for school employees in the Bradford High School gym, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 12, freshman orientation at Bradford High School, 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 14, pre-K orientation in the Bradford High School cafeteria, 10 a.m.-noon. Aug. 14, New River Community Health Expo at the Bradford County Health Department, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 14, open house at Bradford Middle School, 5 p.m. Aug. 28, Lawtey Community School, 5-6 p.m. Sept. 2, Lake Butler Elementary School, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 4, Lake Butler Elementary School, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 8, Lake Butler Elementary School, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 9, Lake Butler Elementary School, 6-8 p.m. It is estimated that 591 children in Bradford County and 347 children in Union County are uninsured. The total number of uninsured children in the grants coverage area (including Columbia, Hamilton, Marion and Putnam counties) is an estimated 12,546. We definitely have a need in our community, Griffis said. Thats why I decided to write for the grant. We definitely need to raise this awareness. Florida KidCare offers coverage through four different programs: Medicaid (birth-18), Medikids (ages 1-4), Healthy Kids (5-18) and Childrens Medical Services Network (birth-18). Subsidized coverage is available for families up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Most will pay $15-$20 per month for coverage, unless they qualify for Medicaid, which is free. Eligibility is determined by household income and family size. State employees may also apply, as can parents who have children with pre-existing conditions and parents of unborn Health departments offer assistance with KidCare enrollment children. Some of the covered benefits include doctors visits, hospitalization, surgeries, prescriptions, emergencies, dental, vision, hearing and behavioral health. A full-pay option through MediKids and Healthy Kids is available for families that are above 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The cost through MediKids is $196 per child per month and would include dental. The cost through Healthy Kids is $148 per month with dental and $135 without dental. (Those costs will increase to $153 and $140, respectively, in October.) A lot of people think, Oh, Libraries to host immunization events New River Community Health to host expos County health departments) will be providing free immunizations, blood-pressure screens, health center information, Florida KidCare information and gifts, while supplies last, during two expos. The Union County expo will be held Monday, Aug. 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., while the Bradford County expo will be held Thursday, Aug. 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 386-496-3211 or 904-964-7732. will be at 1:30 p.m. August is National Immunization Awareness Month.
Dear Editor: Is it pure apathy that is allowing a part of our population to turn this nation into a thirdrate, socialist state? I actually dont think so. Instead, I believe it is a combination of attitudes that are permitting the takeover of our Republic. One segment of people who are allowing this to happen are simply Deniers. They cannot see this forest for the dense undergrowth of media lies and cover-ups that hide the trees. Deniers will tell you that such an idea is preposterous; that no one in their right mind would want to turn the greatest country that has ever existed on this planet into a mediocre facsimile. Another group are scoffers, who would simply say It cant happen. They would argue that there are relatively few individuals behind this attempt to change us. How could anything but a majority of Americans alter our basic form of government? These folks I would refer to their history books-and not contemporary ones. Look up Nazi takeover of Germany; Communist takeover of Russia and/or China! In all three of these cases, it took nothing near a majority of these populations becoming Nazis or Communists to enable a takeover. It simply takes enough highly motivated individuals in the right places to take command of a country. It can be done because it has been done. The third group of Americans who are allowing this horrendous result are those I deem to call Quitters. These are citizens of this country who can see that were in deep trouble, perhaps more than at any other time in our history. They are unhappy with all that is occurring, and often do not hesitate to announce their concerns. So, they do care. But thats it! They do nothing else. They do not use their finances to support political candidates or organizations that are fighting to keep us, the people, in control of this land. They write no letters to the editor condemning what is going on. They contact no legislator to express their concerns. They participate in no demonstration that shows how they feel. And in many, many cases, they havent voted in years. They-are-pathetic. At the top of the Quitter List, I put pastors of churches who do nothing to encourage their congregations to get involved in the governing of this country, especially to vote. Every citizen has an obligation to participate in the political process. That serious responsibility comes with the territory. It seems folks need frequent reminders of that fact. What more appropriate place to remind Americans to do the right thing than the pulpit. Does that happen? No way. Instead, all we ever hear are excuses. Separation of Church and State! Dont want to risk our tax exempt status? Both are bogus. Separation of church and state has no connection to citizens exercising their First Amendment rights. Rather, its about the government not establishing or supporting a particular religion. And tax exemption excuses are just as phony. I can find no record of any church in this country that has lost its tax exempt status, even those churches which have gone to the extreme of actually endorsing a candidate. If, however, the IRS begins another campaign to terrorize and control Americans so that loss of tax exemption does become a possibility, how important is that risk when you consider how likely it will be that, if things continue as they are. In the future there will be no churches left to be tax exempt. (Now mosques there may be plenty of; it depends on who prevails in that conflict.) 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 Your Flooring Specialist Vinyl Carpet Ceramic Tile Hardwood & Laminate Floors Visit Our Showroom! SALES SERVICE INSTALLATIONCommerical Residential Se Habla E spaolMon Fri 8:30 am 5:30 pm Sat 9 am Noon 131 N. Cherry St. Starke, FL 32091BUYING POWER OF OVER 1400 STORES Letters firstname.lastname@example.org To the city of Lake Butler: It has come to my attention, based on an article in the Union County Times, that you are considering drastically cutting funding to the fire departments training budget. Meanwhile, you feel that the commissioners are deserving of a raise, as well as the rest of the city employees. I understand the pressure you must be under to make ends meet. This is a small town, after all, and there is only so much money to go around. However, you should also consider, this is a small town that is relatively isolated. In the event of an emergency, time is crucial. Having a trained, equipped fire department stationed in town, people ready and willing to risk their lives to save others, is hugely important for the people you are here to represent. If there is a fire, of course the fire department is there. But a medical emergency? They can help there too. As to why theyre able to help, in a huge range of situations considering the towns size, thats simple. We have good people who care and are trained. They risk their lives. And for what? $15 a fire and $10 to take time out of their personal lives to learn and maintain the skills necessary to save lives. I dont know about you, but I would rather keep the people meant to save my life sharp, rather than refuse to provide anything for training. Its bad enough they have aging equipment that should be replaced. The city employees, I agree, they do deserve a raise. They have families to support. Three percent isnt much, but it helps. Those that earn raises deserve raises. However, certain employees who have shown a certain, shall we say, inadequacy when it comes to interacting with the people who pay their salaries should not be rewarded for telling people to stop contacting city hall just because, after that they took a class. The commissioners are a different matter altogether. By no means am I denigrating their value to the city or their contribution. However, I must disagree as to their asking to be included in the raise. Being a commissioner is not a full time job, and they are amply rewarded for their time. When it comes down to it, though, as giving them an extra $320.23 a year each will cost the city just over $1,600, that money should be applied to the training budget for the fire department. The safety of the citizens which elected them should reign over their own monetary gains from a position which both leaves them available and which for which they asked to be elected. Im sure there are other city expenses which could be cut as well. One which leaps to mind is the citys rather lackluster website. How much is spent on that yearly to maintain? Frankly, its a waste of taxpayer money Think of safety departments training budget as the city seems content to let it sit there unused. The agendas have not been updated since February, the newly elected commissioners are not listed, the new mayor (I still have no clue who that is) isnt listed, the contact information is laughable, the calendar and bulletin board are jokes, you add information and change the date to make it look like you actually updated it in a reasonable amount of time, and worst of all I have never once even seen it promoted by the city. I was here for nearly a year and a half before someone mentioned that there was one at all. With as integrated as technology is, you should be doing your best to use the internet to connect the community. Instead, youre wasting our money on paying for something you refuse to use. Im sure there are other expenses, but to be perfectly honest, I have no idea what most of them are because, despite what the city would like us to believe, communication seems to be strongly opposed. Even the commission meetings are held at a time most people cannot attend because they have to support their families by working normal hours. There are few jobs in Lake Butler, as well you know. How many people can make it home in time for a 5:15 meeting? How many people do? How many more actually would make it if you held it at, say, 6 pm? or 7? Reasonable times where a person can get home, wipe the sweat off, grab a quick bite to eat, and head over. How many more people would object to things like you cutting the fire departments training budget if they could make it to the meetings and you made an honest to God effort to let the community know that this is when we have the meetings and this is where we do it. Youre welcome to come, because after all, were here for you. If you cut the training budget, things will only get worse. Insurance companies actually like us because we train our people. We have decent equipment, at least for now until it gets too old. But take that away, and not only will people suffer financially, but in the long run they will suffer physically when we either have a fire department that is no longer trained properly, or when the last of the good people who risk their lives get fed up with bureaucratic nonsense like this and just walk away. I hope you realize just what it is youre suggesting to do. There are other ways to solve this problem, better ways. Ways where people will not get hurt. Steven Spitzer Concerned citizen of Lake Butler Dear Editor: Do you think its right for someone to be fired from their Job for doing their Job? Well it appears that the supervisor of the solid waste department seems to think its Fired for doing his job? okay to fire someone for doing their job! Sit back and let me tell you a story, which just happens to be true! I am a citizen of Union County, and I have been to all the dump sites in this county. There is only one place that the person working the sites will help you, with whatever you have, to unload. His name is Marvin Arnold, and he used to work at the site on CR 241. It appears that on July 9, 2014 a man came into the dump site in the morning with a truck load of debris, then a few hours later, just before closing time, he returned with another truck load. Marvin told him he was only allowed one (1) dump of tree limbs per day. As it was almost closing time, Marvin suggested he come back the next day, because he would not be able to help him since he (Marvin) is not allowed to have overtime, and unloading the trailer, it would run into overtime. The man got very upset, and made a complaint to Marvins supervisor, who then fired Marvin...for doing his job and following the rules! What do you think is wrong with this story? On top of all of this, they, the County Commissioners and Marvins supervisor never even asked Marvin for his side of the story! This is not the first time either that Marvin has had to defend himself for his job, the previous times; Marvin was able to prove that he was doing his job, the way he was told to by his supervisor! Why make the rules, if you are going to get fired for following them?! So again I ask you, is it right to be fired from your job, because you are doing your job?! Maybe we (the citizens of Union County) need to fire the supervisor for NOT doing his job?! That is just my opinion, thanks for your time. Anne Emnett Dear Editor: In response to my letter (July 24) taking serious issue with his views on the Palestine-Israel situation, Leonard Young again resorts to misinformation. Mr. Young begins his argument by claiming that, as part of his obvious distaste for ObamaKerry, they granted Israel the right to protect itself---Obama did no such thing! He simply declared they had that right. Mr. Young begins his next point on a factual note---yes, the US has given the Palestinians financial support since 1995, to the tune of $655 million a year. However, he then commits an error of omission by failing to inform us that the US has given Israel $2.5-$3.0 billion a year since its inception in 1948---doing the math will tell him that Israel has received $156 billion from the US, as compared the Palestinians $5 billion. Needless to say, American support is largely in advanced lethal weaponry. Mr. Young bridles over Palestine asking for $47 million more. However, I wonder what he thinks of Obama for just having just sent Israel more weapons, in spite of the Netanyahus continuing massacre in Gaza. This Israeli butchery has been denounced by most of the world, as has the US for failing to cut off the aforementioned thugs murder weapons. Mr. Young decides to shift the provenance of todays troubles to the establishment of Israel in 1948. Aye, theres the rub--the formation of the state of Israel, which was never formally approved by the UN, resulted in the displacement and brutalization of the indigenous Arabs. Incidentally, to call the Palestinians and other Arabs anti-semites makes no sense, since Arabs are a semitic people. He then declares boldly that the Palestiness goal is to kill the Jews and wipe Israel off the map. In the real world, the Palestine Authority along with Hamas has called for a TwoState solution. He then returns to the human shield canard---in actuality there are many documented cases of the IDF using Palestinians, mostly children, in this capacity. Reports of Hamas doing it are anecdotal and undocumented. (It is curious that after evincing so little regard for the Obama clique, he seizes on John Kerrys bland announcement on CNN that Hamas uses civilians as shield). As of this writing there are about 1800 Palestinians, mostly civilians, including hundreds of children, dead, and about 75 Israelis dead. Ill end by repeating Mr. Youngs final question, What is beyond my understanding is how anyone can defend such beliefs and behavior. Arnie Harris Lawtey Reader again resorts to misinformation in regard to Palestine, Israel Apathy not to blame for current state of United States See LETTER, 5B
and she took over the running of the business, determined to continue to operate in accordance with her fathers philosophy about tenants. She and Nicholas had four children, all of whom are still living. Daughters Becky Huitt, Debbie Anderson and Sandy Starling all live in or near Starke. Harper sold all but 9.5 acres, the campground itself, to the steel mill in an effort to reduce expenses. Son David lives on the property and helps out around the property when not working in the lawn care business his father started, Nicks Landscaping, which has been in business for 37 years. Harper works in the lawn care business as well, grabbing a mower or weed eater and pitching in when they are shorthanded. The family also owns Harpers Wood Shop, which produces outdoor furniture. These are all family businesses, Harper said. There is always something that needs doing and everybody stays busy. The mix of tenants at Lost Valley roughly parallels the populations found in governmentsubsidized housing. There are living on the property collecting their Social Security. One of their sons had built a house on the property and rented it out. One night the house burned. The resulting insurance money provided the funds to start what Browder had been thinking about for a long time an affordable place where people with multiple children could live. Harper said that when her parents were raising their children her father always had a hard time finding a place to live that didnt have a job that went with it. Property owners didnt want to rent to people with more than one or two children, Harper said. My father wanted to create a place where family size didnt matter, that was affordable for families and people who were on a fixed income. Profit was not the main motive, he just wanted to help people. Harper and her husband, Nicholas, had come from California to join the family, so she was there from the beginning of the endeavor. The campground was planned to contain 42 sites and was built in two halves, with the first half supposed to eventually pay for developing the second half. Harper remembers it took BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph, Times and Monitor Keeping her fathers dream alive is one of the main motivations for Ruby Harper, owner of Lost Valley Campground in Starke. Harper was born in 1937 and raised in Unicoi County, Tennessee, as were her parents Henry and Hazel Browder. She was the only girl in a family with five sons. The family eventually moved to Escondido, California, where her father worked as a carpenter. In July of 1968, Browder came to Starke from California and purchased 77 acres of land on CR-100A. He returned to California, but came back to Starke to stay in September of the same year. He had been in an automobile wreck and was on the verge of giving up when he found work with the Sunland Training Center. Browder used the land for a hobby farm, just for the family. There was a big pecan grove on the property, which provided enough annual income to pay the property taxes each year. The family raised cows, pigs and chickens for their own use, as well as keeping a garden. Browder and his wife were worsened over the years until he finally became disabled. Twelve years ago, he had to sell his home because he could not keep up the property. Eight years ago, he moved to Lost Valley because he had a friend in residence. I am more content here than anywhere I have lived in my life, Wilborn said. It is like a family out here. Its a wonderful place within reasonable financial reach and convenient to shopping and medical services. It doesnt deserve the reputation it has, but a few bad apples seem to have their effect. Earline Barwick arrived in Lost Valley a month after Wilborn, moving from a campground in Waldo. Originally from Vermont, Barwick came to the BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph The residents of Lost Valley Campground are a varied lot in age and background but are unified in that they all need a place that they can afford to call home. Randy Wilborn is originally from Illinois, but moved to Florida seeking employment. He worked in agriculture and also owned several businesses of his own, including a taxi service, a retail sales establishment, a contracting business and a carpet and vinyl sales and installation operation. Wilborn was born with several health problems, which have Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B WANTED a posse to celebrate the ofBILL DODDSATAUG 16TH2-6 PMAll Family & Friends are Invited! : Brooker Community Center Brooker, FL 32622 : Cindy at 904-796-1028 or email@example.com The last group of Americans that Ill mention are those that are actively and deliberately working to change this country into something else. They are the tail wagging the jackass (because the rest of us just allow it to happen). These are the people at all levels and in every political party who, by what they say and do, condemn capitalism, want to redistribute the wealth of others, want to increase rather than reduce government control of our lives, deny us the rights we have received from our Creator, and trash our Constitution. They believe that we, the people, arent capable of governing ourselves. They ignore all the terrible consequences associated with the previous failures of socialism in every place it has been imposed, especially the tens of millions of murders. They are the most unAmerican of all of us. And they operate with the endorsement of the majority of the media, Hollywood, and Academia. In spite of this collection of mediocre and/or un-American citizens, there are also many people, all over this land, who believe in this country; who live up to their responsibilities; who vote always; who actually do things to ensure that we preserve the absolute gift from God that we know as the United States of America. Will they prevail? I dont know. I do know that it would be very helpful if their number was to double. Leonard C. Young Keystone Heights LETTER Continued from 4B Varied group calls Lost Valley home area on a vacation from her job in a furniture mill in 1993 and liked the area, so she returned when she retired. Barwick said she moves from the campground every now and then, but always returns. Im on Social Security and I can afford it here, Barwick said. I have a lot of friends that live in the campground and I am happy living here. I can them six months to get the well water cleared by the health department (a process which must be repeated quarterly). Each half had to have its own septic system and Browder remembers how complicated it was to set up the power and the plumbing, which her father did mostly himself, then had it inspected by the county. Much of the work was a sort of on-thejob training, as shown by a humorous memory of Harpers. We had the bathhouse built and we painted the floors, Harper said. We just used regular concrete paint. Once some tenants moved in, we saw that we had a problem. The floors would get slick when they got wet and the children would make a game of sliding as far as they could; sometimes right out the door. We learned that we had to put sand in the paint to fix the problem. The campground had a slow start when the first half opened. We only had one tenant the whole first year, Harper said. He was going to school to be a welder. Then we got a couple with eight little girls. It was these kids that taught us about painting concrete. Eventually, things really took off and we started filling up. Most people came with their own campers, but we picked up a few along the way for rentals. Harpers father died in 1980 and Earline
6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 407 W. Washington St. Starke, FL (904)964-4361(Next to Bradford High School)Lic. #30969The FIRST preschool in town with monitored security cameras for the added safety of your children.Open MONDAY-FRIDAY 6:30 a.m. 6 p.m.July 1987 July 2012Pre-K & child care for ages 1 -12 yearsBradford Pre-SchoolIn Business Since July 1987 Hot, nutritious meals provided at no additional cost. Snacks too! Come by and meet our staff ...Our pre-K teachers are all certified through the CDA classes. 964-(8473)13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) Tires Wheels Vehicle Accessories Golf Carts & Parts Jo es Tires starting at: t Crime t The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union and Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Atavius Dequan Barnes, 22, of Starke was arrested July 31 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana and for possession of drug equipment. According to the arrest report, a deputy responded to a complaint that someone was cooking crack cocaine at a room in the Sleepy Hollow Motel. Barnes was in the room and said there wasnt any dope in the room and that the deputy could come in and look. The deputy found a paper bag with cocaine in it under a bed, but Barnes denied it was his, but admitted he had smoked a marijuana cigarette recently in the room. Part of the marijuana was in an ashtray next to the bed. Barnes was arrested, with bond set at $4,000 for the charges. Albert Cornelious Baugess, 45, of Starke was arrested Aug. 2 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Baugess started striking his wife in the face as she tried to sleep, using his hand that had a cast on it. The deputy that arrived noted the victim had lacerations on her face, and she stated to the deputy that Baugess wanted to go to jail because someone he wants to beat up is currently in the jail. Baugess admitted to the deputy that he hit his wife and that he did want to go to jail. He was arrested, and bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Adrian Greg Bay, 42, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 3 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $3,500 for the charge. Eric C. Bay, 40, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 1 by Starke police on a warrant for withholding child support. Bond was set at $2,184 for the charge. Martin Paul Beckstrom, 34, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 1 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Amber Monique Bennett, 23, of Starke was arrested Aug. 2 by Bradford deputies on an out-ofcounty warrant from Alachua for probation violation on original charge of battery on an officer/ firefighter. No bond was allowed for the charge. Shirone Kennard Bonnett, 34, of Starke was arrested Aug. 2 by Bradford deputies on an out-ofcounty warrant from Alachua for probation violation on original charge of disorderly conduct and possession of cannabis less than 20 grams. No bond was allowed for the charge. Cecil Ronnie Carter, 55, of Starke was arrested Aug. 3 by Bradford deputies for aggravated battery, aggravated battery, kidnappingfalse imprisonment and obstructing justice intimidate/threaten victim witness informant. According to the arrest report, Carter battered his wife several times over a twoday period, including choking her and putting a pillow over her face until she couldnt breath. He wouldnt let her leave their home either. He also threw her phone at her, causing it to not work, and preventing her from calling 911. When the victims sister came to the home, she called 911, and a deputy was dispatched. The deputy found Carter laying on the floor of the home staring at the ceiling, refusing to get up when ordered to do so. Carter was arrested, with bond set at $60,000 for the charges. Dallis Gregory Dark, 18, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 2 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana and for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to the arrest report, Dark was pulled over for speeding and was observed dropping something out the window by the deputy. Dark had four passengers in the vehicle, ranging in age from 12 to 17. After questioning by the deputy, Dark admitted to throwing out a marijuana cigarette when he saw the deputy, and a search of the vehicle turned up a container with marijuana in it. Dark was arrested with bond set at $3,500 for the charges. The minors were released to the custody of a relative after their parents were notified. Bond was set at $3,500 for the charges. Cheryl Shambrea Farr, 27, of Waldo was arrested Aug. 2 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence. Bond was set at $1,500 for the charge. Sandi Beth Fryer, 26, of Green Cove Springs was arrested July 31 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Marilyn P. Gamble, 52, of Starke was arrested July 30 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. No bond was allowed for the charges. Christopher Daniel Geistlinger, 27, of Starke was arrested Aug. 1 by Bradford deputies on four charges of failure to appear. Bond was set at $60,000 for the charges. Adam Christopher Glisson, 32, of Starke was arrested Aug. 2 by Starke police for shoplifting petit theft. According to the arrest report, Glisson was in the Walmart in Starke and observed by an employee putting several electronic items in a plastic Walmart bag he had entered the store with. He then paid for several items, but not a computer cable and micro card in the bag, valued at approximately $68 total. After attempting to leave the store, he was detained by store employees until police arrived. Robert Conner Godwin, 22, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 29 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. Audrey Fuller Graham, 35, of Lake Butler was arrested July 29 by Bradford deputies for possession of drug equipment. According to the arrest report, several people observed Graham driving erratically in the Brooker area. When Graham pulled into the Kangaroo store in Brooker, two people blocked her vehicle from leaving and called 911. Deputies arrived and noted that Graham had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and trouble keeping her balance when asked to exit her vehicle. A search of her vehicle turned up a metal pill bottle with cocaine residue in it. Graham was asked to perform field sobriety exercises, which she was able to do, but she was still arrested for the drug equipment possession charge, with bond was set at $1,000. Mary Maegan Grogan, 23, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 2 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $4,500 for the charges. Kelly Joe Hallowell, 54, of Interlachen was arrested Aug. 4 by Bradford deputies for larceny and hit and run. According to the arrest report, Hallowell went into the Kangaroo store at S.R. 100 and Griffis Loop in Starke, and after 15 minutes, left the store with two iced coffees without paying for them. As he was backing out of his parking space, he hit a pole protecting a gas pump, damaging his van and a fire extinguisher attached to the pump. Deputies were called and found him near the store attempting to cover up a busted window in the back of his van. Hallowell admitted to hitting Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union the pole, stating he had a lot of things on his mind after getting off work. He also said he was going to his moms to borrow some money. He was arrested on the above charges and issued a traffic citation for improper backing. Littleton John Henley, 46, of La Crosse was arrested July 31 by Bradford deputies for an outof-county warrant from Alachua for failure to appear driving under the influence. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. William Ray Holmes, 52, of Gainesville was arrested Aug. 4 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Thirlun Etimothy Jackson, 39, of Palatka was arrested Aug. 1 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Lisa Rae McPherson, 56, of Melrose was arrested Aug. 1 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence. Bond was set at $2,500 for the charge. David Lee Mobley, 44, of Starke was arrested July 30 by Bradford deputies on two charges of failure to appear. Bond was set at $2,500 for the charges. Monte Danell Moore, 50, of Hampton was arrested July 30 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for hit and runleaving the scene of an accident that caused an injury. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. James Russell Morris, 25, of Raiford was arrested Aug. 4 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Christina Lynn Muro, 37, of Melrose was arrested July 29 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence and for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charges. Rebecca Lyn Neal, 31, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 29 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana and for possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charges. Sidney Newman, 20, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 31 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for fraud false identification given to law enforcement and for an out-ofcounty warrant from Clay for failure to appear on original charge of driving while licenses suspended or revoked. According to the arrest report, Newman was a passenger in a car stopped for speeding on C.R. 21B and at first gave the deputy a false name and false date of birth when questioned. She later admitted to lying, and the warrant from Clay was discovered using her real information. No bond was allowed for the charges. Brainard Houston Osteen, 47, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 1 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. Joseph Michael Pate, 36, of Starke was arrested Aug. 1 by Bradford deputies on an out-ofcounty warrant from Suwannee. Bond was set at $570 for the charge. John Stewart Payne, 51, of Middleburg was arrested Aug. 1 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Orlando Perez, 31, of New York City was arrested July 29 by Lawtey police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Ryan Joseph Quinto, 31, of Apolla Beach was arrested Aug. 1 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. George Rodriguez, 46, of Brooklyn, New York was arrested Aug. 3 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Savannah Victoria Serrano, 24, of Palatka was arrested Aug. 4 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Kimberly Lane Slaughter, 27, of Starke was arrested July 29 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Slaughter battered her boyfriend several times, first at their home after a verbal altercation when she broke his phone charger as he held up his arm to block her from striking him. The victim later went to Walgreens to purchase a new charger, and Slaughter attempted to buy it for him, but he refused, and she grabbed him by the arm, leaving marks above his elbow. Walgreens management called police after observing the incident at the store, and Slaughter was arrested.
The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union and Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Brandon Randall Smith, 19, of Starke was arrested July 30 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Stedman Terrell Smith, 24, of Starke was arrested Aug. 2 by Bradford deputies on an out-ofcounty warrant from Lake for armed robbery. Bond was set at $50,000 for the charge. Tremaine Ahmad Smith, 20, of Leesburg was arrested Aug. 2 by Bradford deputies for carrying a concealed weapon. According to the arrest report, Smith was in a vehicle pulled over that matched a description of a vehicle used earlier in an aggravated assault. A search of the vehicle turned up a revolver pistol in the back pocket of the front seat in front of where Smith was sitting. He was arrested with bond set at $10,000 for the charge. Kenneth Andre Steele, 44, of Starke was arrested Aug. 4 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Steele started attacking his girlfriend after his mother called him on the phone and said she didnt like his new girlfriend. Steele was seen by other witnesses pushing the victim in her face and hitting her in the head and back. The victim was able to go outside of the residence and struck and scratched him back to defend herself. When law enforcement arrived, Steele was arrested. Wayne Keith Thiodeau, 57, of Punta Gorda was arrested Aug. 4 by Bradford deputies on an outof-county warrant from Charlotte after he was found sleeping in his vehicle at Mosleys Tire in Starke. No bond was allowed for the charge. Jackie Jerome White, 60, of Melrose was arrested Aug. 3 by Bradford deputies on an out-ofcounty warrant from Clay for retail petit theft. Bond was set at $2,502 for the charge. Sean Wiggins, 32, of Orlando was arrested July 31 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for unemployment compensation fraud. Alonzo Williams, 45, of Starke was arrested July 31 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Latasha Sherese Wilson, 24, of Leesburg was arrested Aug. 2 by Bradford deputies during a vehicle stop for possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $2,500 for the charge. Kristina Elizabeth Woody, 25, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 30 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for fraudfalse identification given to law enforcement, for possession of drug equipment and for an out-of-county warrant from Clay for violation of drug offender probation, grand theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. According to the arrest report, Woody was the driver of a car stopped for speeding on C.R. 21B and at first gave the deputy a false name, false date of birth and partial Social Security number when questioned. She later admitted to lying, and the warrant from Clay was discovered using her real information. A search of Woodys purse revealed several glass pipes used for smoking crack cocaine, with residue present after testing. No bond was allowed for the charges. Travis Bernard Young, 27, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 2 by Bradford deputies during a vehicle stop for possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $2,500 for the charge. Keystone/Melrose Eurlee Baker, 42, of Melrose was arrested Aug. 3 by state troopers for driving with a revoked license. Tangela Brown, 24, of Keystone Heights was issued a notice to appear on July 29 by Clay deputies for selling alcohol to an underaged person. Rodney Cantrell, 19, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 31 by Clay deputies for aggravated battery. According to an arrest report, Cantrell threw a lit tiki torch at a relative, then stabbed another man with a knife. Minor Catledge, 50, of Starke was arrested July 31 by Clay deputies for failure to appear. Teresa Francis, 58, of Keystone Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B CRIME DOESNT PAYB UT WE DO!REWARDS UP TO $3,000 CRIME DOESNT PAYB UT WE DO!P AID FOR BY THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE CRIME STOPPERS TRUST FUNDREWARDS UP TO $3,000R EMAIN ANONYMOUSC ALL TOLL FREE S TOPPE RSSubmit a TIP ON-LINE a t: www.F CCrimeStoppers.com t Crime t Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union Heights was issued a notice to appear on July 29 by Clay deputies for selling alcohol to an underaged person. John Goodwin, 19, of Melrose was arrested July 30 by Putnam deputies for a probation violation. Samantha Grover, 23, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 30 by Clay deputies for assault during a burglary. According to an arrest report, Grover left a baby with her boyfriend at the victims residence. After the victim and the boyfriend went inside the residence and locked the door, Grover began yelling and banging on the victims bedroom window, wanting the victim to come outside and fight. Grover then kicked open the front door, entered the residence and struck the victim in the back with a closed fist. Grover also hit the victim with a childs car seat. Raymond Jordan, 43, of Keystone Heights was issued a notice to appear July 29 by Clay deputies for battery. According to a sheriffs office report, the victim and Jordan, who is the victims estranged wifes mothers boyfriend, do not get along. The two men ran into each other while at the Kangaroo Express at 205 S. Lawrence Blvd. and engaged in a verbal argument. Jordan tried to entice the victim into a fight, but the victim declined. Jordan then grabbed the victim around the neck and upper torso, but the victim broke free and exited the store. In the parking lot of the store, Jordan approached the victim again and began striking him in the upper torso and head. After the victim refused to fight back, Jordan got into his truck and left. A witness inside the store told a deputy he heard the victim tell Jordan, Lets not do this. Jordan replied, (I) will be outside waiting for you. Sharon Thompson, 52, of Keystone Heights was issued a notice to appear on July 29 by Clay deputies for selling alcohol to an underaged person. Kristopher James Wanton, 31, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 29 by Putnam deputies for resisting an officer, driving with a suspended or revoked license, possession of drugs, possession of drug equipment, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana. According to a press release, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Deputy Donny Jordan attempted to stop a Toyota Camry that he observed speeding on S.R. 21 in the area of Price Road, south of Melrose. When Jordan turned around to make the traffic stop, the driver of the Toyota, later identified as Wanton, accelerated rapidly in an attempt to flee. Jordan pursued Wanton for approximately 10 minutes along Baden Powell Road and the area around Cue Lake before Wanton spun out in soft sand and came to a stop while attempting to make a right turn onto Quail Way. After being taken into custody, a search of Wantons person revealed him to be in the possession of marijuana, and an inventory search of the vehicle revealed crack cocaine, hydrocodone, methamphetamine, Xanax and drug paraphernalia. Tracy Weaver, 23, of Keystone Heights was issued a notice to appear on July 29 by Clay deputies for selling tobacco to an underaged person. Tony Wills, 22, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 31 by Clay deputies for a probation violation. Union Jerome Hadley Addison, 46, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 2 by Union deputies for possession of marijuana and for possession of narcotic equipment. According to the arrest report, a deputy was on C.R. 229 in Raiford when he spotted a truck parked in the middle of the road with no lights on. When the deputy stopped, the owner of the truck was walking and said the vehicle was out of gas. The owner appeared intoxicated to the deputy, with slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. Addison was laying in the back seat of the truck. After pushing the vehicle off the side of the road, the deputy searched the truck and the two men, finding a crack pipe and a small bag of marijuana on Addison. He was arrested, and the owner of the vehicle was ordered to walk to his nearby home and retrieve the vehicle in the morning. Brandon Michael Dickson, 22, of Lake Butler was arrested July 31 by Union deputies for a public order hate crime and for two charges of intimidation written threats to kill or injure. According to the arrest report, Dickson is accused of texting several victims various threats of physical violence and harm, leading to the two intimidation charges. He also used homosexual slurs against one of the victims, leading to the hate crime charge. Dickson was arrested, and his phone was obtained to be placed in evidence. Lewis J. Karnes, 47, of Glen St. Mary was arrested Aug. 1 by Union deputies on an out-ofcounty warrant from Baker for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Shawne David Seiberling, 20, of Raiford was arrested July 31 by Union deputies on a warrant for burglary of a dwelling and felony larcenygrand theft over $1,000. According to the arrest report, an ATV was recently stolen from a residence in Raiford while the owners were on vacation. Deputies were able to locate the ATV in the woods approximately a week later after they were led there by a person that had ridden on the ATV with Seiberling several times, during which time Seiberling said he had stole the ATV and needed to hide it after they rode it. The ATV was returned to the owners, and a warrant was issued for Seiberlings arrest. Bond was set at $75,000 for the charges. Kelvin Dwayne Simmons, 30, of Lake City was arrested July 31 by Union deputies for aggravated battery using a deadly weapon. According to the arrest report, the male victim was at a cousins home on July 24 in Lake Butler when he met Mildred Elizabeth Pope, 24, of Lake Butler, who is Simmons girlfriend. They exchanged texts later, and she came back to pick up the victim and took him back to a residence on Third Street in Lake Butler. According to the victim, Pope opened the door and told the victim to go ahead inside. When the victim went inside, the lights were off, and Simmons was in the room with a baseball bat. Simmons began hitting the victim numerous times with the bat, mainly on the victims left arm as he held it up to fend off the blows. The victim took off running down the street, and Simmons got into Popes vehicle and started looking for the man, who was hiding in a nearby yard. Once he escaped the area, the victim went to the emergency room at Lake Butler Hospital the next day, where he was treated for a broken left elbow. Deputies were notified of the incident, and after questioning the victim over the course of several days, they were able to arrest Simmons. Pope was also questioned, and initially was untruthful about her involvement with the incident. She eventually admitted to taking the victim to the residence, but stated she didnt know Simmons was waiting inside with a bat. A sworn complaint is being filed against Pope by the sheriffs office seeking charges against her as an accessory to aggravated battery before, during and after the incident.
I push her hard, William said. I push myself, too, Findley added. You do, William told his daughter. You do a good job. Basically, Findley is in the weight room at least five days a week, working out for two to three hours each day. Findley said at that point, weightlifting becomes more than just a hobby. It becomes a lifestyle, she said. You have to dedicate yourself to it. Some days, you might not want to get out of bed and do it, but youve got to make yourself get up and do it. Some days are not as good as others. You might do less in weight than you normally do. Yeah, that gets aggravating, but youve also got to think of what plays a role in thatwhat youve eaten, how much rest youve had, how much you trained that week. What it comes down to is, Go big, or go home. Thats what I always say when Im getting ready for a big lift, Findley said. Of course, it takes a great support system, too, including not only Findleys father, but her stepmother, Sarah Underwood, as well. Her stepmom has been very, very supportive of her, too, Findleys father said. Shes done a lot to get her there. She actually went with her (to the Virgin Islands). I had some things to do and couldnt go. The community, with its support of fundraisers, has played a large role in helping Findley achieve her goals. For example, the family has made and delivered dinners to help raise money, and Findleys father can remember one time when he cooked 185 pork chops, beginning at 2 a.m. so that they could be delivered by lunchtime. I cant express how thankful I am of the community, Findleys father said. She wouldnt have been able to go (otherwise). 8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 Palms Medical Group of Starke would like to welcome the parents and students of all ages to come out and join us for a circus fun filled evening of food, games, and prizes on Thursday, August 14th. We will also be raffling off door prizes for everyone as they arrive. You must be present to win and do need to be a patient to attend. We will be throughout the night. We would also like to encourage everyone to as your favorite circus animal or silly clown, and while youre here take advantage of your chance to get your child pre-scheduled for an annual physical. Just see our friendly staff for a registration form and to pre-schedule your childs physical now. We will be starting our spectacular Starke circus at 6:30 PM. Our are as follows: grades K-2nd (6:30 pm), 3rd -5th (7:00 pm), 6 th -8 th (7:30 pm), and 9th -12th (8:00 pm). If you are unable to RSVP we will be holding our spectacular Starke circus open for extended hrs from 8:00-8:30PM. So come on out and join us and enjoy the show! 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Contact American Dream for Details. www.AmericanDreamFlorida.com Deborah Crawford STARKE Deborah Kay Debbie Crawford, 57, of Starke died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at the Riverwood Health and Rehab facility in Starke. She was born Dec. 12, 1956 in Starke and was of the Baptist Faith. She attended the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine. She was preceded in death by her father Charles E. Crawford, Sr. and her brother, Wayne Crawford. Survivors are: mother, Betty J. (Harris) Ratcliffe of Starke; siblings, Steve Crawford and Pam Crawford both of Starke and Gene Crawford of Hampton Lake. A graveside service was held Aug. 6 at Santa Fe Cemetery. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Zeluan Crawford LAKE BUTLERMrs. Zeluan Croft Crawford, 94, of Lake Butler passed away peacefully at home on Sunday Aug. 3, 2014. She was a life long resident of Union County where she was a faithful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and neighbor. She was a member of the Lake Butler Church of Christ, teaching Sunday school for many years and instrumental in starting the nursery program. She was also a great cook and most of the people in Union County had the pleasure of enjoying her delicious meals. She was very active in local and State Farm Bureau as well as working with the youth in 4-H, FFA, and FHA. She enjoyed several years working with the agricultural and population census. She was preceded in death by: Ray Crawford her husband of 64 years; granddaughter, Shelly Crawford; son-in-law, Gene Nease; brother, Hal Croft; sisters, Loca Graham, Catherine Brannen, and Carolyn Souls. She is survived by: daughters, Geraldine Nease of Atlanta, Georgia, and Janet (John) Johnson of Jacksonville; sons, Ralph (Mary Lou) Crawford of Treasure Island, F Larry (Kathy) Crawford of Woodstock Georgia, and Don (Brenda) Crawford of Midway Georgia; brother, Dillon (Mae) Croft of Lake Butler; six grandchildren, Eric (Lori) Nease, Dona Crawford, Susan (Jean) Pilon, Donny (Summer) Crawford, LaRae (Randy) Price, and Joanna Crawford; nine greatgrandchildren, Lindsey Brook Nease, Landon Nease, Luke Nease, Laudry Claire Nease, Katelyn Price, Joshua Price, Mallorie Rae Harden, Rayanne Crawford, and Winona Crawford; one great-greatgranddaughter: Kallie Rae Smith; faithful caregivers, Megan Welch Alvarez, Tina Welch, and DiDi Johnson Funeral services were held Aug. 6 at the Lake Butler Church of Christ with Bro. Trent Wheeler officiating. Burial was at Midway Cemetery following the service. In Lieu of flowers please contribute to the Zeluan Crawford Memorial Fund at Lake Butler Church of Christ, 435 Northwest 2nd Street, Lake Butler, Florida, 32054 The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008. PAID OBITUARY Thelma Denmark STARKE Thelma Dicandio Denmark, age 79, of Starke and formerly of Jacksonville, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at home in the loving care of her family. Thelma was born a twin daughter to Leonardo Veto Dicandio, Sr. and Margaret Mary (Higginbotham) Dicandio in St. Augustine on Jan. 5, 1935. Thelma was married to Jackson Warren Denmark for 61 years. She was a member of the Nazarene Church all of her adult life and was recently a member of the Starke Church of the Nazarene. Although Thelma was appreciated for her southern hospitality, she will most be remembered for her love of Christ and the love she expressed for her children and extensive family. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; five sisters, Addie Dicandio Reynolds, Mary Dicandio Geiger, Bertia Dicandio Owens Faircloth, Angelina Lucia Dicandio Eddings, and Millie Rose Dicandio; two brothers, Lawrence Dicandio (Lewis A. Rodgers) and James Edward Nelson; as well as her brother-in-law, Harold W. Denmark; and sister-in-law, Kathleen L. Hires. She is survived by: three brothers, Michelo Harry Mike (Shirley) Dicandio, Leonardo Veto Junior (June) Dicandio, Jr., Joseph Peter (Lynda) Dicandio; three sisters, Josephine Dicandio Corillo, Selma Dicandio Jones, Virginia Dicandio Jones; sister-in-law, Audrey Nelson; brother-in-law, Wayne Hires; sisterin-law, Juanita Wilkinson; five sons, Lynn J. (Peggy) Denmark, Phillip Phil J. (Christa) Denmark, Roger L. Denmark, Bruce K. (fianc Mary) Denmark, and M. Shane (partner Zane) Denmark; thirteen grandchildren, Chris Denmark, Susan Denmark, Jay Denmark, Laurice Taylor, Gary Denmark, Lamar Denmark, Robert Denmark, Tracey Waites, Brian Denmark, Brandon Denmark, Elizabeth Stillwell, Kim Sellers and Ronald White; as well as, twelve greatgrandchildren, two great-greatgrandchildren and numerous step grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation is welcome on Friday, Aug. 8 between 6-8 pm at Archie Tanner Funeral Services, 14397 US Hwy 301 South, Starke. The memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 9 beginning 11 am at Archie Tanner Funeral Services followed by a graveside service at Pine Grove Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery, 15105 NE County Rd 199, Raiford. The Denmark family will provide lunch in the Pine Grove Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, 904-964-5757. Visit www. archietannerfuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY www. CaptainsPartyRentals .com Bounce Houses W ater Slides Dunk Tanks Trackless Train 904-364-6128 d Obituaries d was still a kid, I wired a cottage. There wasnt much electricity out in the county back then. According to Winkler, it was during the Camp Blanding years that the store really took off. There were 12 or 13 appliance stores in the county during the Blanding boom, Winkler recalled. Every brand had its own store. Titus Olsen had the Kelvinator store, Elbert Smith sold Frigidaire, Mr. McGriff handled General Electric and we had Hotpoint. There was a business war going on in competition for the customers. Besides that, we sold a whole lot of light bulbs the soldiers would buy them just to break them for fun. Meanwhile, Sue was born in 1931 in Waycross, Georgia to Lemuel S. Williams and his wife, Carrie (Jones). She was one of five children. Her father worked for Hercules Powder Company, which first transferred him to Baldwin and then to Starke in 1948. Sue worked at the Brown Derby Restaurant, which was located next to the Winkler store. She could type, so she would go over to the store to type menus. She met Winkler there. She remembered dates with Winkler when he would borrow the business truck or his fathers car to get them around. We would go to parties and dances with people our own age and go to movies, Sue remembered. Sometimes we would drive to Hampton or Kingsley Lake to go swimming. The couple dated for about two years before marrying in 1950. Sues father was a Church of God preacher, while Winklers family attended the Christian Church. The marriage was a compromise the Christian Church preacher conducted the ceremony in Sues fathers church. The young couple started out married life living in Winklers fathers garage apartment. When U.S. 301 was widened, the garage and two small houses had to be moved across the street to where the library retention pond is now located. The couple built their first house in 1957 on Pratt Street, right in front of the lot where the library sits now. They had two children, Denise and Wade. They will have been married for 64 years come December. While all this was going on, Sue managed to earn bachelors (1957) and masters degrees in elementary education from the University of Florida. She taught for 30 years at Starke Elementary School. We have had a good life, Sue said. We have many friends in the community and wonderful friends. We are happy to have been here, together all these years. WINKLER Continued from 1B Continued from 1B Some competitors dont get that kind of support. In fact, one lifter Findley knows couldnt go to the world event because of the cost. The hotel alone cost $875 for Findley and her stepmother. Even meets held in Florida can cost up to $700 with the cost of the hotel stay factored in. To see the community get behind her, its great, William said. Its a great feeling, it really is. It makes you feel proud to be a part of that community. Findley will compete in one more meet as a 17-year-oldthe Dec. 6 Florida Raw High School Championships in Fort Myers. Findley is currently 10 pounds away from setting a squat record. Her father said, Shell get that in December. Findley turns 18 later in December and is looking forward to moving up into the next age division. She said she will see what the records are in that age division and push herself to where she can break them. Its a pattern Findley hopes to repeat every time she moves up an age division. Im going to try to make a trail and break every record I can, she said.
Sylvia Hall WALDOSylvia Campen Hall, born Aug. 12, 1921 went to be with her heavenly father on Sunday, Aug. 3. She was a blessing to her loved ones for 93 years. She was born in eastern North Carolina to William and Hattie Hawley and was raised by foster parents Albert and Lizzie Ferrell during the depression. In 1942 she married John Stilley Campen and they had four children. Daughter Sylvia Scott of Macon, Georgia, husband Richard, and sons Jeffrey and Todd. Sons are, James Jim Campen of Fletcher, North Carolina, wife Inger, children John Michael, Scott, Amy and Kaylee; Ben Campen of Gainesville, children Ashley Carroll and Ben, Jr; John Campen of Gainesville, wife Lynne and sons Bradley and Bryan. 19 great-grandchildren also survive her. They moved to Waldo in 1948 and lived in the area since. Her husband John died in 1963. She spent many hours as a volunteer in her childrens schools, PTA, Waldo Baptist Church and was Past Worthy Matron, Waldo OES #120. One of her proudest accomplishments was her effort in the revitalization of the Santa Fe Cemetery. She served on the Board of Trustees as secretary treasurer for 35 years. She was married to L.A. (Jack) Hall in 1964, who died in 1985. She was employed as comptroller for many years by Ben Campen Companies, owned by her son, Ben. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 8th at 10 am at the Waldo Baptist Church, Waldo conducted by Rev. Jim DuBois and Rev. Bill DeConna. The family will receive friends immediately after the services at the churchs Family Life Center. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers her request is to send donations to the Santa Fe Cemetery Trust, PO Box 140, Hampton, Florida 32044. The family appreciates and wishes to thank the many people who have been in her life showing love, comfort and companionship. The family wants to express special appreciation to Mothers most recent caregiver, Betty Hagan, who was also mothers traveling companion to the North Carolina mountains and extremely meaningful to her. PAID OBITUARY Larry Husted STARKELarry Ivan Husted, 65, of Starke died Monday, July 21, 2014 at his residence. He was born on June 17, 1949 in Marion, North Carolina and moved to Starke from Tampa in 1989. He served in the United States Army and was a Baptist. Prior to retirement he worked as the shop superintendent for Darkon, Inc. His wife, Deborah (Whitfield) Husted preceded him in death. Survivors are: his son, Joshua Husted of Starke; siblings, Russell Husted and Jerry Husted of Marianna and Florence Williams of Wyoming. Graveside funeral services were held on July 26 at Chipola Cemetery in Altha. A memorial celebration was held August 2 at the home of Lynn and Debbie McKenzie. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. 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He was born in Orlando in 1924 to Edward Worrell Johnson, Sr. and Lavinia Morton Johnson (deceased). He lived in Florida his entire life. He attended Jackson High School in Jacksonville until he was drafted into the US Navy to serve during WWII. In 1944, he married Iney Pearson and started a family. He worked as a refrigeration mechanic and enjoyed many weekends and summers at Lake Brooklyn in Keystone Heights where he hosted some fantastic BBQs. He enjoyed fishing, camping and gardening. After retirement, he moved to Keystone Heights and was active in the Senior Citizen Club and even served as its president. His wife Iney died after 56 years of marriage and he met another widower, Lea Temple at the Senior Citizen Club and married her in 2003. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Keystone Heights and a member of American Legion and Disabled American Vets for many years. As his mobility decreased, he enjoyed eating and kidding around. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother, Miss Addie, his first wife, Iney Pearson Johnson and three sisters, Lavinia Johnson, Sue Hutchinson and Irene Austin. He is survived by: his wife, Lea J. Johnson; his brother, Fletcher M Johnson; his sister, Lucy Kendrick; his daughters, Iney Patricia Wooten, Dianne (William) Papet, and Jean (Larry) Gay; his step-son, James (Janet) Temple; and step-daughter, Larie (Charles) Myers. He leaves behind five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; and his lifelong friends, Lee and Gail Varnadore. A visitation will be held from 1-2 pm at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 111 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park on Thursday, Aug. 7. The service will follow at 2 pm. He was a loving husband and father and will forever be in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Benevolent Fund, First Baptist Church, 550 E. Walker Drive, Keystone Heights, FL 32656. PAID OBITUARY Robert Shannon Jr. STARKE Robert James Bobby Shannon Jr., 73 years, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at Haven Hospice E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. Bob was born on Aug. 24, 1940 in Monessen, Pennsylvania to the late Robert and Virginia (Kelly) Shannon. He moved to Starke where he graduated from Bradford High in 1960. His job at BHS was to raise and lower the American flag every day. He worked at WhatA-Burger where he met his wife of 53 years, Jean Wood. He worked at DuPont before moving to Ocala to sell Liberty National Insurance and later managed Rons Minit Check stores before driving 26 years with Greyhound Bus Lines. While on strike four years with Greyhound he drove trucks with Benton Brothers. He was an organizer for many school fundraisers. He kept track of his classmates, truck drivers, Greyhound drivers and lots of friends. Over the years many people received cards for get well, birthdays, anniversaries, or just to say hello. While with Greyhound he drove a lot of charters including Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, 3 times. He drove to Washington State to catch a ferry to Alaska and drove down the Alaskan Hwy. He drove for the Valdosta Daylily Society and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He drove Lawrence Welk around Florida and appeared in the Tampa paper for leaving Lawrence to take Taxi Driver to the next performance. He drove the Starke softball team to Sheboygan, Wisconsin for championship games and drove Gator game charters, as well as local BHS senior and grad night trips. He traveled every state except Hawaii and California. He is survived by: his wife Jean (Wood) Shannon; daughter Virginia Jenny (John) Harper of Starke; sons, Kim Shannon, Robert (Kathy) Shannon all of Starke, William Shannon of Keystone Heights; sisters, Elaine (Sonny) Tenly of Starke, Carolyn (Vernon) Glisson of Hawthorne, Marilyn (Dean) Blackwell of Lake City; brothers, David (Linda) Shannon and Nathan Shannon all of Starke. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters, four stepgrandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, many friends and coworkers. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Starke. Funeral services were on July 24th in First Baptist Church with Brother Ben Bryant and Mr. Van Elmore officiating. Interment followed in Crosby Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bradford High School Library, 501 W Washington, Starke, FL 32091. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke 904-964-6200. On-line condolences may be left at www. jonesgallagherfh.com. PAID OBITUARY James Teague KEYSTONE HEIGHTS James Larry Teague, 82, of Keystone Heights died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at his home suffering from Parkinsons. He was born March 20, 1932 in Jacksonville to the late C.H. and Clariece (Johnson) Teague. He had been employed by several plumbing companies before starting his own plumbing business in the early 50s and had also served on the Jacksonville City Council from 1971-1975. He was a member of Keystone United Methodist Church. His daughter, Debbi Lyons preceded him in death in 2005. Survivors are: his wife of 29 years, Janice (Begue) Teague; sons, Donnie (Tia) Teague and Mike (Toni) Teague; daughters, Terry (Rick) Calvert and Sherry (Keith) Segars; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; the mother of his children, Dorothy Teague all of Jacksonville; step-sons, Darrell, David, Dennis and Dean Heying of Jacksonville. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 7 at Keystone United Methodist Church with Dr. Craig Moore and Dr. Tom Farmer officiating. The family will be receiving friends immediately following the services in the MultiMinistry Center. There will be a private interment of the ashes at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Keystone United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 744, Keystone Heights, FL 32656. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Peggie Wilds PANAMA CITY Peggie Virginia Wilds, 85, of Panama City died on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at McGraw Center for Caring with family by her side. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on Dec. 23, 1928 to the late Ralph Charles Ridenour, Sr. and Mabel Heller Ridenour. She was a member of the Arlington Christian Church. She was also a pharmacy assistant and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, George Riley Wilds, Sr.; brother, Ralph Charles Ridenour, Jr.; and sisters, Geraldine Johnson and Dolly Wilds. She is survived by: her children, Rena (Tom) Herndon of Panama City, Pattie (Bob) Liddell of Jacksonville, and George Riley Wilds, Jr. of Franklin, Massachusetts; brother, Jack Ridenour, Sr. of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Aug. 6 at Archie Tanner Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Larry OConnell officiating. Interment followed at Lawtey Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Warren Winkler, Sr. STARKE Warren Wade Winkler, Sr., age 87, of Starke passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Haven Hospice Orange Park Care Center. Mr. Winkler was born on Aug. 6, 1926 in Crescent City to the late Edwin Austin and Bessie Marie (Ferguson) Winkler. He was a lifelong resident of Bradford County and the Owner/Operator of Winkler Electric. Warren was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Starke, a lifetime member of the BPOE Elks Club, and Board member of Capital City Bank, formerly known as First Union. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Julia Underhill, Merry Sheppard, and Martha Smith. Survivors are: his wife of 63 years, Sue Williams Winkler of Starke; daughter, Denise (Bill) Adams of Kingsley Lake; son, Wade (Tammy) Winkler of Starke; brothers, George (Burney) Winkler and Arthur (Millie) Winkler, all of Starke. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ashley Adams, Will Adams, Austin Winkler, Riley Winkler, Sheldyn Winkler; and his great-grandson, Brady Digman. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 3 at the First United Methodist Church in Starke. Interment followed in Crosby Lake Cemetery with Reverend Mike Moore officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606, or the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 157, Starke, FL 32091. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. www.jonesgallagherfh.com. 904964-6200. PAID OBITUARY
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For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005 2007 FORD F-150XL. Toolbox, white, excellent truck for work or school. Take over payments of $349.87. 352-475-3900 1 ACRE with well & sep tic on paved road. $15,000. 1 acre on dirt road, in Lawtey. $8,000. 904-364-6148 agent/ owner. DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Confer ence room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq.ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. FOR RENT PROFESSION AL OFFICE, 1,500 sq.ft. $1,000/mo.up to 3,000 sq.ft. Contiguous $2,000/ mo. Warehouse 3,000 sq. ft. $800/mo. Smith & Smith Realty. 904-9649222. 2BR/1BA. CH/A, washer/ dryer hook-up. 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Quiet neighborhood off Bayless Hwy. 5 mins to Downtown Starke/ 10 mins to FSP/ UCI. Service animals only. 904-964-4960 3BR/2BA SW. Outside Starke City limits. $550/ month, $550/deposit. 352-235-6319 KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 2BR/1BA. Newly renovat ed. Clean, CH/A, screen porch, deck. Lake view. $550/month. Special dis count Senior Citizen or disabled persons. Free lawn care and mainte nance. 352-478-8321 3BR Concrete block home on Sampson Lake. Great views. $750/ deposit, $750/month. 904-364-6148 agent/ owner. 53 A FRI. SAT., & SUN. AM-?? 638 NE 154th Way. Furni ture, knickknacks, little bit of everything. COME ONE, COME ALL to the greatest garage sale at 14272 Cole St, in Waldo (across from the li art, mattress set, lamps, desert rose dishes, com forters, clothing & lots of misc. See you Sat. 8am-2pm. MULTI FAMILY. Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 8am-3pm. 3901 NW CR 233, fol low signs. (2nd house on right, past Morgan Rd Baptist Church from 301). SAT. 7AM-3PM. GRANDIN. CR 315 Boots Rd. (follow signs). Oak curio cabi net $500, oak table w/4 chairs $350, much more furniture, dolls, seasonal decorative items, cloth ing, tools, wall pictures and much more. Cash only! 55 Wanted FEMALE CAREGIVER NEEDED to live in the home of an elderly lady for room and board. Assistance from family will be provided to give breaks. You must be a Christian non-smoker, non-drinker. Background screening, references both business and per sonal will be required. Call 904-966-2100 China cabinet, dark wood, good condition, older cabinet, $300 or best offer. Dresser with a big mirror and a matching chest of drawers, $300 for both. 386-496-8488, ask for Mary. BUILDING AT 224 E. Washington Street. $7000. Could be mower shop or recycling shop. Call 904-964-6305 LARGE LLADRO, A.SUNDAY DRIVE. Trailer bars & hitches. 2 lg. oil paintings, beau tiful gold frames. King size oak bookcase head board. Sofa & love seat, has 4 recliners. Din ing room set, table, 6 chairs, hutch. Shadow box cocktail table. King size dark wood bedroom set. Wine cooler. Small fridge. Large cabinet for laundry room or garage. (Cell) 702-807-6016 (home) 352-468-3729. 58 HOME DAYCARE all hours. Great rates. 30 plus years experience. All hours, lots of TLC. HRS certified, CPR certified and First 496-1062. 59 TREE, LIMB & DEBRIS SERVICE. Will remove trees, limbs, & debris from yards. Will clean metal roofs of debris also. Free estimates. Call 352-4788177 CLARK FOUNDATION RE PAIRS, INC. Correction of termite & water-dam aged wood & sills. Level ing & raising Houses/ Bldgs. Pier Replacement & alignment. We do all types of tractor work, excavation and small demolition jobs. Free Es timates: Danny (Buddy) Clark, 904-545-5241. CONCRETE & CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATION. Professional quality work manship at affordable rates. Serving the Lake Area for over 21 years. 352-473-0350 ask for Bill CAREGIVER IN YOUR HOME. 30 years experience, excel lent references. Cell 352-328-1883 or home 352-475-3900. 65 Help Wanted DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN ON BONUS! Great pay! Con sistent freight, great miles on this regional account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 MIDDLE AGE COUPLE NEEDED to maintain property and clean house. Two-bedroom apartment furnished for living on property. Send resume to: P O Box 2636 Orange Park, FL. 32067 THE CITY OF STARKE is advertising for the position of Inmate Squad Leader. Employee performs gen eral maintenance and supervision of inmate work crews. Must have general knowledge or building and ground main tenance, tools and materi als. This position requires the ability to oversee proj ects with inmate work crews. Must have the general knowledge of safety precautions and occupational hazards. Must have the ability to carry out oral and written instructions. Must be able to obtain, store, safeguard and distribute materials and supplies. Must per form duties as needed. Must have a valid Florida Drivers Class B with pas senger endorsement. Must have high school diploma or GED. Must pass a physi cal and drug test. Background check re quired. Applications can be picked up and returned to Florida Works, 819 S. Walnut St., Starke, Fl 32091. 904-964-8092. Job closes noon on August 8, 2014. The City of Starke is an E.O.E MEDIA SALESPERSON to cover Clay & Bradford County. Sales experience helpful. Guaranteed sal ary during training period. Then salary & commis sion. Send resume to Bradford County Tele graph or e-mail resume to classads@bctelegraph. com THE BRADFORD COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT is currently accepting ap plications for a Full-Time er at a pay rate of 10.00 per hour. Applicants must possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D. and have a valid current Class minimum. Applications along with a job descrip tion may be obtained from the Bradford County Road Department, 812 B N. Grand St. in Starke. The deadline for accepting applications is Monday, August 18, 2014. Brad ford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For all inquiries, please call (904) 966-6243. DRIVERS, CDL-A: Home every weekend! All loaded/emp ty miles paid! Dedicated Southeast! Or walk away lease, no money down. 1-855-971-8523 TEMPORARY FARM LA Inc. Abbeville, Al., has 6 positions for cotton; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must license within 30 days; once hired, workers may be required to take ran dom drug tests at no cost to worker; testing posi tive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employ ment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb. $10.00/ hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 8/30/14 6/30/15. Apply at nearest FL Workforce Office with Job Order number 1375591 call 850245-7105. LABOR NEEDED. No Drugs! 904-964-8596 THE CITY OF LAKE BUT LER is accepting ap plications for a School Crossing Guard. This is a part-time position. This position stops and directs of school children and oth er pedestrians crossing at designated intersections. Responds to request for geographic directions from the public. Guides and assists children and other pedestrians across the intersections. Reports visor, providing informa number, make and model. Other duties and respon sibilities as required. Must successfully pass back ground check and drug screen. To apply, please apply at City Hall located at 200 SW 1st St, Lake Butler, FL or visit Career Source Florida Crown 1389 US Hwy. 90 West, Suite 170-B Lake City, FL 32055 386-755-9026. The City of Lake Butler is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV EN The City of Starke will be accepting applications for the position of cashier. 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have my pets (two cats) and I am close to my son in Hampton and not too far from my other son in Macintosh. Carthel Wilkinson is also retired and living on a fixed income, as is her son Vincent, who lives across the street from her. She is originally from Orange Park and worked as a school bus driver for Clay County in the Middleburg area for 27 years. She then came to Starke and worked at McDonalds for five years until she was old enough to collect her Social Security. Her son Vincent is disabled from a head injury sustained in a motorcycle crash in 1989. When I retired, I wanted to find a little place away from where I was living, so a friend showed me this place, Wilkinson said. I like it here. Vincent and I can both afford it and we have a family atmosphere with everyone looking out for one another. Ruby allows pets, thats a big plus. Its home. Retired and disabled people are not the only ones who call Lost Valley Campground home. Several young families and individuals also live there. Kristi OBrien, 30, is originally from Jacksonville, but said she wanted to move to get away from all the noise and violence endemic to a big city. She first moved to Keystone Heights with her mother, Linda Cass. While there, she met her fianc, Josh Smith. The couple decided to move to Lost Valley because it was quiet and more affordable than where they were. Now they live in the campground with threemonthold baby Sean Smith. Josh works at McDonalds to support the family, while Kristi is a stay-athome mom for now. We moved here to find a quiet, family atmosphere and that is what we have, Kristi said. The people here are nice and will help you if you need it. We really like it here. still a couple of families with children, as well as quite a few people in Social Security or SSI. Several residents are on probation for various offenses, but are welcome so long as they behave. Everyone deserves to have a place to live, Harper said. The only reason I turn away anyone is because of their actions. I dont want anything illegal around here. I have to watch carefully because, unfortunately, that is the type an affordable place tends to attract. Right now, Harper said the campground is about two-thirds full. She allows pets, but says she tries to keep an eye on the numbers people have and that they are properly cared for. She said she has a great many return tenants, which she attributes to her reasonable prices and the fact that she is the only place in the county that will allow trailers over 10 years old. The facilities are aging, as is the population, and the sluggish economy is little help. A new wave of hope has come to the campground recently, however, in the form of help from several local churches. A little more than two years ago, a group from the First United Methodist Church in Starke was working on an outreach ministry study project, which required them to collect food for a hypothetical needy group of people. Members wondered Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 11B $279 lb $189 lbPRICES AVAILABLEAUG 06 AUG 12 $2493 $5$349 $199 Amazing quality. Fantastic prices.Satisfaction Guaranteed $279lb $549 $199 lb14 OZ3LB BAG $39 9 lb $149 $199 lb15CT FAM PAK Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904) 368-9188 CRYSTAL COWBOY BILLYS 28 OZ CANKIGGINS 17 OZ BOXKRAFT 30 OZ JARNATURE TRAILS $1002 $300 $159 $199 $199SAVE-A-LOT MRS FRESHLEYS 10 OZ BAGJ. HIGGS COBURN FARMS 6 OZ CUP FRESH FROZEN 32 OZ$3992 $3002 $300 $269 lb Continued from 5B Tryouts for 12U fastpitch softball will be held at the Edwards Road complex in Starke at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24. Children who make the team must also be registered to play recreation ball in Bradford County. For more information, please call 904-796-8905, or send email to email@example.com. Continued from 5B if their project could not be used to help a real group of people and, after some investigation and discussion, decided that Lost Valley Campground would be a good place to work. Carole Stevenson headed up the efforts at Lost Valley. First, the group members put up signs announcing a free spaghetti dinner, then served the dinner to campground residents, complete with garlic bread, tea and dessert. The group decided to make the dinner a weekly event and it has been so ever since. Stevenson said today the outreach ministry group is made up of about 75 people working in 11 teams, which work in rotation. Each team provides the food for their own dinner nights and members prepare the food at home. No budgeted church funds are spent on the ministry, but many individuals faithfully give funds and supplies. Church members Dale and Pam Woodruff lead a team, but also bake cupcakes every week for desserts. On Thanksgiving and Christmas Day afternoon the ministry provides special holiday meals. Lost Valley seems to have become a church-wide project. During cold weather, several Sunday school classes collected money to buy electric blankets for residents. The Outreach Ministry, together with the Methodist Men and several local merchants, completely refurbished the campgrounds bathhouse and created a covered pavilion with picnic tables where meals could be served. Contributors to the bathhouse project included: the United Methodist Mens Group, Teal Tile Carpet One, Stevenson Construction Co., Clay Regional Electric, Mike Green Plumbing, Keystone Precision Drywall, Interlachen Cabinets and numerous UMC members. Residents of the campground who were able donated labor to the project. Ministry members donate time and money toward helping meet residents other needs and encourage them to come and ask for help if they need something. I had a woman come up to me a year or so ago and ask me if I could possibly help her get a pair of socks, Stevenson remembered. She said that she and her husband only had a single pair and had been sharing them. That really brought it home to me how little some of these people have; that some do not even have the basics, which most of use take for granted. That one incident really brought home to me the need for what we are trying to do here. These are good, Christian people here, Stevenson continued. Many are retired, disabled or unemployable for one reason or another. Many have mental, emotional or health issues with which they are struggling. They have real needs and are entitled to live with the freedom and dignity which most of use take for granted. I dont know what they would do, or where they would go if this place was not here. Perhaps the Methodist Outreach Ministry has started a trend. In the past six months, Madison Street Baptist has also started to provide one meal a week at Lost Valley. The Lifespring Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Ken Weaver, has become involved in helping to make repairs and improvements at the campground. Weavers son, Josh, is a youth minister at First Baptist Church of Riverview in the Tampa area. On July 11, he brought about 30 people, church youth and adults, to create a community garden space for the campground residents and to make a few needed repairs. Harper said she is deeply touched by all the outpouring of help that is being shown her and her residents by all of these churches and the local people who support them. They are giving this place a new lease on life, and helping the people who live here immensely, Harper said. Things are so much better around here since the churches started coming to help. 12U softball tryouts to be held in Starke Aug. 23-24
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