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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. 14, 2014 42 nd Year 15 th Issue 75 CENTS University of Oklahoma group studying lightning at airport BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS An associate professor in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma briefed the Keystone Heights Rotary Club about his groups research at the citys airport. Dr. Michael I. Biggerstaff said he is working with the University of Floridas International Center for Lightning Research and Testing at Camp Blanding. The UF lab, since the 1990s, has been conducting lightning research by firing grounded rockets toward thunderstorm clouds, trying to induce a discharge. Biggerstaff explained to the Rotarians that Floridas rockets are about five to six feet tall and reach altitudes of between 500 and 600 meters. The projectiles trail a Kevlar-lined copper wire which is anchored to a pole. The pole descends 60 feet underground. So basically they are bringing the ground potential up to the cloud base, he said. Biggerstaff said the Florida researchers only launch when the electrical field around the launch area is high. The idea is you start getting sparks going off the tip of the rocket, he said, as you are bringing that ground potential up to the electrified cloud. And hopefully you get a discharge that is an upper-propagating positive leaderand it is going to seek negative charges in the cloud. He added that if a return negative stroke finds the rocket, a lightning bolt travels back down the wire, where researchers have cameras and other instruments City, vendors weigh future of Keystone farmers market BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS With its farmers market set to reopen on Sept. 20, the Keystone Heights City Council considered several changes to the weekly event, including making it bi-monthly, moving it across Lawrence Boulevard to behind city hall, changing its time slot from Saturday morning to a weekday evening and hiring an independent contractor to Falling tree kills McRae woman BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS A 76-year-old McRae woman was killed when an oak tree fell on her around 10 a.m. Monday. Eula Manahan lived alone on Blueberry Hill Road near Jones Creek Road in a home owned by her brother, Alvin Norris. Norris lives next door. According to the Clay County Sheriffs Office, Norris, along with another man Sam Graza, were cutting down a large oak tree in Manahans yard. Det. Kathryn Padgett said the two men were using a chain saw to fell the oak. He notched the tree and planned for it to fall in a different direction, said Padgett Clay County public school students returned to classes on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Pictured here are Keystone Chamberlain of Silver Sands Road. The students, who are Classes begin in Alachua and Bradford counties on Aug. 18 and in Putnam County on Aug. 19. Botched arrests costs sheriff $67,000 GREEN COVE SPRINGS A Louisiana woman who was erroneously arrested twice by the Clay County Sheriffs Office has settled a lawsuit with the agency for $67,000. Deputies arrested Ashley Nicole Chiasson for grand theft relating to the Aug. 26, 2013 thefts from a Clay County residence of a watch, iPod, candles, prescription medication and other household items valued at $1,213. Deputies later arrested her for attempting to defraud a financial institution. According to a report, Chiasson tried to cash a fraudulent check at an Orange Park Wells Fargo branch on March 25. The sheriffs office later discovered that the suspect in both crimes was Ashley Odessa Chiasson. Sheriff Rick Beseler suspended four of his employees for the errors, including BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Park of the Palms managers gave a Lake Region business group a look behind the scenes of the Christian retirement community. Cathy Milligan, administrator of Park of the Palms and manager of its assisted living facility, said that although the campus has served as a conference center and most recently, a retirement center for nearly a century, many Lake Region residents do not know much about the park. Denise Cribbs, the parks director of operations, sales and marketing, also addressed the group, giving the business leaders the story behind the retirement community. Cribbs said Park of the Palms got its start with George Tibbitts, who in 1900 founded a Bible conference center in New Yorks Adirondack Mountains called CAMP-of-the-WOODS. Cribbs said Tibbitts, in the 1920s, began searching for a southern location to host winter conferences. He was looking for a warmer place to meet, said Cribbs. He was visiting his friend, John Rockefeller at Crescent Beach when-and I love this-two town boosters from Keystone Heights contacted him and urged him to visit their community. Cribbs said after visiting the area, Tibbitts loved it and purchased the present day, 25acre site on the southern shore of Lake Brooklyn. However, when workers started clearing the land for development, Tibbitts was disappointed at the lack of palm trees on the acreage. He thought Florida should have palm trees, Cribbs said. So he ordered some and at last count, there is over 330 palm trees on our campus, hence the name, Park of the Palms. The park was incorporated as a retirement community in 1974, and has continued that mission over the last 40 years. The center provides senior rental apartments and a 40-bed assisted living facility. It also provides adult day service and respite care. Milligan said the assisted living facility has an extended congregate care license with the state, allowing it to offer some services beyond holders of standard ALF licenses. Its in the middle of a nursing home and assisted living, said Milligan of the facilitys level of service. We dont have nurses here 24/7, she added. We have nurses on call 24/7 but we have to have nurses here in order to do the things that the nursing home does. Milligan also said the facility does not have a memory care unit, but does host hospice services. She added that the park has three or four couples in which one spouse lives in an apartment and the other lives in the assisted living facility. The park offers standard and deluxe rental apartments. Deluxe apartments feature carpet and tile, granite countertops and their own washers and dryers. Milligan said that now, deluxe accommodations are full. The assisted living facility is also full and has a waiting list of three. After the meeting, Cribbs said area and the putt-putt golf course. See PALMS, 2A Park of the Palms thriving Melrose Senior Center rebrands as The Landing MELROSE The Institute for Workforce Development and Cymplify LLC have opened a caf in the building that formally housed the Melrose Senior Center. The Landing offers coffee, ice cream and gifts. It also continues many of the activities formally offered by the Train Dominoes. Pictured are Beth Rubiano, the lead trainer with Cymplify and Peggy-Jo Thran, of Melrose, working in the caf on Aug. 9. Clay County students return to school Friends clean beach park KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Volunteers for The Friends of Keystone Parks spent Saturday morning pressure washing, and painting tables and fences at Keystone Beach. Organizer Troy Stephens said eight volunteers worked the morning session and he canceled the afternoon schedule because of weather and because the project was ahead of schedule. Stephens said about a dozen items remain on his task list for the facility and he hopes to return to the park in around four weeks. John Lingg, 13, paints a picnic table at the park. Lingg, a member of Boy Scout Troop 146 said he heard about the cleanup from his parents. His time at Keystone Beach will count toward community service hours he needs to reach his Mike Haugdahl pounds protruding nails back into the boardwalk surrounding the pavilion. The nails were a safety hazard, especially to children running around the area. Haugdahl heard about the cleanup while eating at Stephens restaurant, the Frozen Pelican. Keystone Heights Mayor Tony Brown applies a coat of paint to a picnic table. Stephens said the mayor Saturday. Brown has said that revitalizing the towns recreational facilities is a top priority. 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BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS The Keystone Heights City Council heard the first reading of a new ordinance that, if enacted, would prohibit retailers from selling e-cigarettes or liquid nicotine to any person under age 18. The new law would also ban the use of self-service merchandising for such products. Violators of the ordinance, which if passed would become effective Oct. 1, would face civil penalties and could be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. Council member Steve Hart said he wanted stronger penalties in the law, with explicit fines outlined in the ordinance. Lawyer John Kopelousos, who was standing in for City Attorney Richard Kommando during the Aug. 4 council meeting, recommended that the council accept the ordinance as written, and then amend it at a later date with stronger penalties. At least youve got this on the books right now, he said, and then I will tell Rich to look at that and see what he can come up with. Joseph OHern, facilitator of the Tobacco Free Partnership of Clay County, said that once the Keystone Heights ordinance is enacted, Clay County will be the first in Florida with all its jurisdictions limiting the marketing and use of e-cigarettes. In addition to restricting the sale of liquid nicotine products, the proposed law prohibits the advertising and use of e-cigarettes in any place that now prohibits traditional cigarettes from such marketing and use, such as in and near schools. The council must read the ordinance once more, before enacting it. Council members also passed a resolution encouraging retailers to not sell flavored tobacco products. The resolution states that 90 percent of all tobacco users started when they were 18 or younger and that tobacco manufacturers that measure electric currents, x-rays, and other properties. The UF project has received funding from the National Science Foundation, private corporations and most recently, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Biggerstaffs project is also receiving DARPA funding. When asked by a Rotarian what the U.S. Defense Department is using the lightning research for, Biggerstaff replied, They wont tell us. They have provided enormous funding to advance the state of science in lightning research, he continued. They wont tell us exactly why they want this done, but we are doing it. We have, of course, some hypotheses. He said his research might yield applications in protecting military assets from lightning strikes, circumventing communications jamming techniques and even replacing global positioning systems, should GPS satellites become inoperable. Thats what we think, he said. We havent been briefed on what they really want. Biggerstaff said his group his trying to predict lightning strikes using radar. From mobile radar units stationed at the airport, the Oklahoma researchers have a clear line of sight to the clouds over the UF lightning center seven miles away. Coordinating with the UF researchers, Biggerstaff is trying to detect unique radar signatures of electrical buildup in clouds. Right now its really hard, he said of the ability to predict lightning. You can see precipitation (on radar), you can predict the probability of showers, but individually as that storm goes by, there is a lightning flash and thats a really tough challenge. He said that in this part of the country, not every storm produces lightning, so his research could improve the decision making process in whether to call in workers who are outdoors. He added that improvements in weather radar, particularly dual polarization, now gives weather forecasters a two-dimensional, rather than one-dimensional look at storm activity. That allows us to look at shapes and compositions of different ice particles (in clouds), he said. Biggerstaff said dual polarization radar also helps his research because as the vertical and horizontal waves move through particles, the time between the two waves changes. This is known as differential phase shifting and it allows meteorologists to see the orientation of precipitation, whether the particles are more vertical or horizontal. Biggerstaff added that as electrical fields increase within storms, the orientation of ice crystals within them change from horizontal to vertical. There are enough free ions in the ice to tilt it up, he explained, so the ice becomes tilted up and we can see that effect with our radar. He added that immediately after a lighting strike, the crystals return to a horizontal orientation, then begin to rotate vertically again as the electrical 2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMS)Sunday School 9 a.m. W orship Service at 10 a.m. 4900 NW 182nd Way Starke(Entrance to Conerly Estates on S.R. 16) (904) email@example.com Everyone Welcome!Childrens Church 10 a.m. L ife is worth Come be our Guest! State Road 26 Melrose Beginning Thurs Aug 21st at 6PM attributed to Robert H. Smith It is our duty to study, learn and make an enlightened vote in our upcoming elections. Think of all the men and women who have died defending that right. Realize that all good men and women need to do their part to defend the ethical and moral code upon which this wonderful country was founded. We are all soldiers in our own way. So man your battle stations and march to the polls each and every election. Show God that you care by asking His help and doing your precious duty!REAL CHRISTIANS & CARING CITIZENS VOTE! Lake Region Monitor USPS 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, Publisher Subscription 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 manage the market. Mayor Tony Brown said he favored converting the farmers market to a bi-monthly event, following the example of Orange Park. He cited the citys inability to hire a market manager and the subsequent necessity for the municipalitys staff to run the event. I dont want staff to have to be here on Saturdays, he said. Theyve done it for six months. After working 40 plus hours a week, then they spend their Saturdays down here. City Manager Terry Suggs floated the idea of closing the market permanently. He said that from his perspective, the market is more of a social event than a business event. If its just going to be a social event, weve got things in place were working on now to replace that: concerts at the beach, possibly movies at the beach, different things. Quite frankly, he added, for three years, I havent seen a whole lot of growth at the market. There has been a lot of turmoil at the market. There has been difficulty getting leadership for the market, keeping vendors, getting new vendors, and I dont know what is causing that other than the fact that we are a residential community of 1,300 residents. Cheryl Owen, a former manager of the Keystone market, told council members that about a dozen vendors formed a summertime market in response to the city closing its venue in July and August. To say that we are doing a huge business would be a mistake, she said of the group, but we are seeing a large number of new customers. The vendors are happy with that and it is a nice location. We would like to come back to our old quarters, however. She said her group, the vendors farmers market, could run the Keystone market. We have in place an advisory board that could be turned into a board of directors, she told council members. She also said she could see some obstacles to her group running the market, including obtaining liability insurance and a lack of cash. Owen said that if the council chose another organization to run the event, the group of venders would still return to Keystone to participate. We would be glad to come back, she said. The council voted to keep the once-a-week schedule for the event. However, it also left open the possibility of moving it to a different day of the week. Council members instructed Suggs to either find a manager to run the venue or an organization to run it as an independent contractor. The motion passed 4-1 with Brian Wilson voting against. Wilson said he was opposed to the city hiring a market manager. Following the Aug. 4 council meeting, Owen said she relayed the content of the meeting to the vendors now selling their products at Faith Presbyterian Church. She then sent an email to the council asking for city representatives to meet with the vendors to discuss details of how the group might operate the Keystone market. We had eight new residents join us in the month of June alone, she said. That has never before happened in the six years I have been here. The parks Gilbert Lodge can accommodate visiting family members. Milligan also said that another misconception about the park is that it is unavailable to the general public. Milligan said the campus is a Christian retirement community but is non-denominational, and that membership in any particular church is not a required condition of residency. Park of the Palms Administrator (l) Cathy Milligan and Director of Operations, Sales and Marketing, Denise Cribbs gave members of the Keystone-Lake Area Business Association a behind-the-scenes look at the facility that increase in enrollments. Palms a retirement community since 1974 Continued from 1A Vendors selling from Faith Presbyterian Continued from 1A Bob Mathews, a regular vendor at the Keystone Heights Farmers Market and now at the Vendors Farmers Market, sells his products from Faith Presbyterian Church. LIGHTNING Continued from 1A See AIRPORT, 3A of Norris. Unfortunately, due to part of the tree being rotten, it caused the tree to fall in a different direction. Two juveniles were near Manahan when the tree started to fall. The two minors jumped clear of the oak but the76-yearold woman could not. Padgett said Manahan was sitting in a chair near the home but Norris did not know where she was. The detective also said that at the time of the accident the weather was clear. However, during the ensuing investigation, rain showers drenched the area. When asked if any charges were pending related to the incident, Padgett said the case is still under investigation. However she added that in her opinion, the incident was a tragic accident. TREE Continued from 1A Keystone council hears e-cigarette ordinance See CIGS, 3A
4A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Four Corners Report: News from Alachua, Bradford, Clay and Putnam counties Bradford Starke hospital accredited for chest pains STARKE Shands Starke Regional Medical Center announced on Aug 6 that it had received chest pain center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. According to a hospital newsletter, health care facilities that have received such accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. To become an accredited chest pain center, Shands Starke engaged in a rigorous evaluation by the society for its ability to assess, diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. Bradford Drug unit searches 11 residences, gets 44 arrest warrants STARKE The Bradford County Sheriffs drug unit completed a multi-month investigation named Operation Crack Down. A total of 11 residential search warrants were served throughout the county on two separate days in a combined effort between the sheriffs special response team and the Starke Police Departments street crimes unit. A total of 44 people have been issued arrest warrants as a result of the investigation. The effort began after a previous operation was conducted targeting the demand side of the drug trade in Bradford County. Drug unit investigators then turned their attention towards the supply side and believe some, if not all, of those arrested during this operation were involved in the trafficking of the majority of illegal drugs into Bradford County. Sheriff Gordon Smith stated, This entire operation was very ambitious from the get go. It is the mission of the Bradford County Sheriffs Office to attack the criminal drug trade aggressively and relentlessly. I want to publicly thank Chief Jeff Johnson and the men and women of the Starke Police Department for their assistance as well. Bradford (L-r) Wendy Hackbarth, David Hackbarth, Lawtey Fire Rescue EMT Barron Warner holding Casey Hackbarth and Lawtey Police Captain Nathan Blom. LAWTEY The parents of a baby a Lawtey firefighter delivered on the steps of city hall in May returned to the north Bradford County town with the infant to thank their rescuers. On May 16, Lawtey Police Capt. Nathan Blom discovered Wendy Hackbarth on the steps of city hall in labor, accompanied by her husband David. After finding no one at the citys fire department next door, Blom called for help and was met by 25-year-old EMT Barron Warner. Warner delivered the boy and unwrapped the Umbilical cord from around the childs neck. Recently, the Hackbarths returned to Lawtey to thank Blom and Warner and to pose for pictures. Clay Man drowns attempting to swim across Black Creek MIDDLEBURG Divers from the Clay County Sheriffs Office recovered the body of a 19-year-old Orange Park man, three hours after he disappeared trying to swim across Black Creek. Witnesses said Howard Wiley IV entered the waterway near the Main Street Boat ramp around 3 p.m. on Aug. 6, and shouted for help while attempting to cross the creek. Mary Justino, public information coordinator with the sheriffs office, said that the boat ramp area is a popular swimming spot, in spite of posted signs warning swimmers not to enter the water within 100 feet of the ramp. Three other people have died near the structure, either when swimming or diving in the area. Clay Chamber hires new VP ORANGE PARK The Clay County Chamber of Commerce appointed Tresa Calfee as its new vice president. The chamber is excited to welcome Tresa in her new role. Her past experience and expertise on a regional level will be a great asset to the chamber family, said Doug Conkey, president of the trade group. Tresa has hit the floor running and the chamber will continue to grow its programs, services, and events to better serve our business community. Our doors are always open and we welcome your visit to come and meet with her. According to a chamber press release, Calfees experience includes advertising and administration and a fouryear tenure at the Jacksonville chamber. The Clay chamber means business, said Tresa Calfee of her vision for the organization. I believe that one of the greatest ways we can help members to grow their businesses is to provide educational programs and opportunities for visibility. We will continue to raise the bar on what has to be done. This chamber is a regional leader that must be leveraged by the members with the community. Clay Chamber membership will become a necessity for businesses: its a must join and must place to be involved. Clay College launching EMT program St. Johns River State College will accept applications for its new Emergency Medical Technician program through Sept. 15. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to perform at the basic pre-hospital EMT level and treat various medical and trauma conditions. Classes will be held on the Orange Park campus beginning in January. Although some of the coursework is completed online, the course will be primarily completed with classroom work and field experiences. Students who complete the semester-long program will earn a college credit certificate. The program prepares students for certification as EMTs in accordance with Chapter 64J of the Florida Administrative Code, the initial level for a career in emergency medical services and the primary prerequisite for paramedic training and certification. The program articulates into SJR States Associate in Science degree in Emergency Medical Services. For questions regarding the program, call 386-312-4291 or email RichardWebb@sjrstate. edu. See 4 corners, 6A
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 5A August is Camp Meeting Timeat 4004 SE State Road 21, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 Join Us f or Worship Sundays At 10:30 AM in our Sanctuary Dr. Craig Moore, pastorAugust 10Grace that Forgives music led by our Jazz Band August 17Grace that Cleans Up Our Lives gospel sing-along with our Chancel Choir August 24Grace and Mercy that Heal Us music led by the Keystone String BandDr. Craig Moore preaching at all three worship services. Traditional 8:00 AM Son-shine worship in the Fellowship Hall Contemporary informal 9:15 AM worship in the Multi Ministry Ctr. Childcare available throughout the morningAugust 17Grace that Cleans Up Our Lives gospel sing-along with our Chancel Choir August 24Grace and Mercy that Heal Us music led by the Keystone String Band Keystone District Office 352-473-4917 clayelectric.com Rays Auto RepairEstablished 1972473-30837382 Sunrise Blvd.(Next to Hitchcocks Grocery) *** Comfortable Waiting Area ***Jones-Gallagher Funeral HomeDistinquished Caring Service for Over 50 YearsJoe Gallagher OwnerStarke 964-6200 Keystone Heights 473-3176 J B SJackson Building SupplyStarke 964-6078 Lake Butler 496-3079See us for all your Lumber & Plywood BryansHARDWARE & GARDEN CENTERHighway 100 Keystone Heights, FL 473-4006 Highway 21 Melrose, FL 475-2400Worship in the House of the Lord...Somewhere this week! P romote S ervice B usiness with a E mail your med-to-hi-resolution digital photo (150dpi+) & ad text to: by 5pm Monday OR bring it to:B radford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor( 904) 964-6305W ell help you design your ad cash/check/credit cards accepted all for only /wk c overing Bradford, Union & Clay Counties a in o ur weekly community g iveaway paper: S tand Outfro m the crowd Ee ctrify Y our Business! Reach New Customersw ith aClassified P hoto Ad Licensed Bonded Insured A ctual Size Ad Sample a concrete divider or at least five feet of unpaved space separating the lanes of traffic. Motorists should be alert and watch for children, especially near schools, bus stops, school buses, and in school parking lots. At bus stops, children should wait in a safe place away from the road. Children should never walk behind a bus. Seatbelts and Child Restraints Buckle up. A seatbelt is your vehicles most important safety feature, but it only works if you use it. Florida law requires the use of seat belts by drivers of motor vehicles and all children riding in a vehicle under the age of 18. Keep children in the back seat, at least through age 12, if possible. Front seat air bags, when deployed, can be dangerous to children. A new law taking effect in January 2015 will require children 4 and 5 years of age to ride in a booster seat. SAFETY Continued from 3A Clay public defender employee wins statewide award MIAMI The Florida Public Defender Association gave its Support Staff Employee of the Year Award to a legal assistant based in the Clay County Courthouse. Beth Frill of Green Cove Springs is a 15-year employee of Fourth Judicial Circuits Public Defenders Office, which provides criminal defense to indigent clients. During her tenure, Frill has served under three elected public defenders, five Clay County office directors and at least 30 assistant public defenders. She has worked closely with PD investigators, paralegals and other support staff. The Matt Shirk, the current public defender for the Fourth Judicial Circuit said in a press release that Frill is the go-to staff person in the Clay County Courthouse. He applauded the state association in honoring her with the award. Knowing that someone as competent, conscientious and professional as Beth Frill is handling the day-to-day, support staff operations of our increasingly busy Clay County Office really gives my administration confidence that we are effectively serving the entirety of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, said Shirk. Ms. Frill is a capable and trusted legal assistant and has long been an indispensable part of the criminal justice system in Northeast Florida. In accepting her award, Frill said her faith enables her to continue excelling at a pursuit that is never short of challenges. Recognizing that we are all human beings and Americans, we are blessed with certain, unalienable rights by our Constitution. she said, according to the press release. Through my faith, I believe in extending grace and mercy for all, including those deemed unfavorable by society. I feel very fortunate to be blessed with the opportunity to serve in a profession that aligns with what I consider my Godgiven purpose on Earth. Frill was one of five people the association recognized statewide for their contributions to the indigent criminal defense system in Florida. Melroses Heritage Park awarded Yard of the Month BY TONI DAVIS Garden Club of the Lakes MELROSE The Garden Club of the Lakes awarded the Yard of the Month for August to Heritage Park in Melrose and the organization that developed the park, Historic Melrose Inc. The park was funded through grants and fundraisers and a lot of dedication and hard work from Historic Melrose members. Landscaper Richard Berry planned the plantings and Tim Ganley of Alligator Creek Nursery donated many of the trees and plants. It has all come together to make a beautiful spot in Melrose. The white building now housing Historic Melrose photos was given to the park by M&S Bank. It was a maid quarters on the bank property that was used when the original owner lived in the home. Some of the plants and trees in the park are southern magnolia, crepe myrtle, antique red roses, East Palatka holly, needle palms, boxwood planted around the fountain, live oak, water oak, swamp chestnut oak, sable palm, southern red cedar, coontie, and wild plums. The park also has a gazebo, picnic tables, a playground and a memorial to the veterans of Melrose. Come and enjoy the quiet beauty of the park or come for the Friday afternoon farmers market and the many other festivals. To tour the Historic Melrose building, contact Rosemary Daurer at 352-4752413. To nominate a Yard of the Month, contact Jackie Host at 352-473-8095 or Toni Davis at 352-475-3146. Anyone in the Lake Region with an interest in gardening is invited to the Garden Clubs meetings at Faith Presbyterian Church located at S.R. 21 and Southeast C.R. 21B in Midway. Men and women who are interested in learning more about gardening and sharing their experiences with others are encouraged to attend. We have a short business meeting and a field trip or educational program every month from September to May on horticulture related topics. Our next meeting will be Sept. 18th. (L-r) Florida Federation of Garden Clubs District IV Director, Jackie Host, Landscape Architect, Richard Berry, Historic Melrose Rep. Rosemary Daurer and Garden Club of the Lakes President, Sue Hamerstrom by the Heritage Park fountain. Photo by Toni Davis.
New UF fellowship program to help ease shortage of pediatric rheumatology specialists GAINESVILLE The University of Florida College of Medicine is launching Floridas first fellowship program in pediatric rheumatology for physicians interested in specializing in childhood diseases of the joints, muscles, bones and other internal organs. An estimated 300,000 children in the U.S. have a rheumatic condition, but there are only 229 pediatric rheumatologists. The states first rheumatology training program will join the list of 35 others across the U.S. Children with rheumatologic conditions, such as arthritis, which can be very complex and debilitating, face many challenges, including a huge national shortage of rheumatologists, said Scott Rivkees, M.D., chairman of the department of pediatrics. By coupling one of the top rheumatology programs in the country with exceptional educational opportunities, we will be able to train the next generation of specialists to care for these special children. On July 1, the program received initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the national body that certifies post-medical school education in the U.S. A site visit will be conducted within two years, which will confirm the final accreditation status. Applications are being accepted through October for the inaugural class, which will start in July 2015. The three-year program features two tracks, clinical and research, and is open to physicians who have already completed a general pediatrics residency program. One trainee will be accepted each year. The University of Florida is committed to providing pediatric rheumatology fellows with the necessary knowledge and clinical skills to continue to advance the care of the children with rheumatic conditions in Florida, said Sukesh Sukumaran, M.D., director of UFs pediatric rheumatology fellowship program and an assistant professor of pediatrics. As the only academic medical center in Florida with more than two board-certified pediatric rheumatologists on staff, UF Health Shands Childrens Hospital is the largest treatment program in the state. UF Health practitioners treat more than 2,000 patients from 50 of the 67 counties in Florida, and the program features a specialized infusion center. 6A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Putnam Man attacks drinking 15 beers INTERLACHEN Putnam County deputies arrested an Interlachen man after he allegedly choked his fianc and told deputies he had consumed 15 beers. According to an arrest report, on Aug. 7, at approximately 7:30 p.m. deputies responded to 100 Arrowhead Drive, in reference to an assault in progress call. On arrival, deputies made contact with a female victim who said she was arguing with her fianc, Rafael CamposZurita, when he grabbed her around the throat, pushed her to the ground and forcibly dragged her throughout the house knocking over numerous pieces of furniture. An independent witness verified the victims statements. Contact was made with Campos-Zurita who advised deputies that he had been drinking and further stated he had 15 beers all day. Campos-Zurita was placed under arrest and transported to the Putnam County Jail where he was booked on the charge of domestic battery by strangulation. 4 corners Continued from 5A Melrose Candidate Meet and Greet The Melrose Business and Community Association invites you to meet with this years candidates in a one-on-one setting. Bring a friend, meet someone new and get your questions answered. Your attendance is very important to help make this a meaningful experience. Date: Friday, Aug. 15 Time: 5:30 pm Location: Heritage Park Rain Location: Artists Hall (Melrose Art and Culture Center) For more information, see www.Melrose.com. Music by:JJ Strickland and William King. American Heritage Girls meeting American Heritage Girls, a faith-based, character building organization dedicated to building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country, will hold its first meeting of the year on Aug. 28 at 6:45 p.m. at Friendship Bible Church. Girls ages 5-18 are welcome to join. Safe Boating Class on Aug. 23 Have you taken a Safe Boating course yet? Earning your State of Florida Boater Safety ID Card reduces risk to you, your family and your vessel. Dont be caught improperly equipped or failing to recognize common hazards on the water. For boaters born after January 1, 1988, a Boater Safety ID Card is required by Florida law. The next one-day free Boater Safety class presented by Clay County Sheriffs Office and US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-5 is being held in Green Cove Springs at Reynolds Industrial Center in the USCG Auxiliary building, 910 Roland Avenue, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23rd. All attendees must pre-register prior to attendance. For more information about the course or to register for the next available class, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions may also be directed to Marine Volunteer Helen Russette at 904-333-0028. Candidates attend Kingsley Lake event Five candidates who will appear on the ballot for Clay County Commission District 4 attended the National Night Out hosted by the Kingsley Lake Property Owners Association on Aug. 5th. The election is scheduled for August 26. Also in attendance to speak with citizens about crime prevention and Neighborhood watch were Deputy Jonathan Brown and Captain Tom Waugh of the Clay County Sheriffs Department. Brian Graham, Community Relations Coordinator for the Bradford County School District, also spoke at the meeting. He is a candidate for School Board District Five in Clay County. Pictured, left to right, are Abbie Andrews of Clay Hill, Ronnie Coleman of Middleburg, Steven R. Johnson of Middleburg, Gavin Rollins of Keystone Heights, and Clu Wright of McRae. Photo and story by Mary Bridgman Alachua Lake Region judge presiding over Bravo murder trial GAINESVILLE A former prosecutor based in Starke and Green Cove Springs and current Melrose resident is presiding over a high-profile murder case in Gainesville. Gov. Rick Scott appointed James Colaw to the Eighth Judicial Circuit bench in 2013. Colaw is presiding over the trial of Pedro Bravo, 20, of Miami, whom faces life in prison for the 2012 kidnapping and killing of 18-year-old University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. Prosecutors charged Bravo with seven crimes, including homicide, poisoning, providing false information to police, kidnapping, improperly handling human remains, destruction of evidence and tampering with physical evidence. Police claim that Bravo was the last person seen with Aguilar. Surveillance video captured the pair together at a Gainesville Best Buy. Police later arrested the Miami man after Bravo admitted he and Aguilar fought over a girl. Hunters later found Aguilars body in a shallow grave in Levy County.
Area high school students have donned their helmets and pads, preparing for another season thats right around the corner. Practices began Aug. 4, and its just one more week until teams take the field. Bradford will play Buchholz in a preseason kickoff classic on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. at Citizens Field in Gainesville. Keystone and Union County will play their preseason games on Friday, Aug. 22, with the Indians hosting Ridgeview at 7 p.m. and the Tigers traveling to play Hilliard at 7:30 p.m. The regular season begins Friday, Aug. 29, with games slated for 7:30 p.m. Bradford and Union will host Suwannee and Potters House, respectively, while Keystone will travel to play West Nassau. Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL $549 lb $39 9 lb PRICES AVAILABLE AUG 13 AUG 19 $349 2 $3$279lb Amazing quality. Fantastic prices.Satisfaction Guaranteed $179lb $44 9 lb $149 lb 2 $5 5 LB BAG FAM PAK 2 Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904) 368-9188GATORADE 32 FL OZMALT-O-MEAL 1.5 OZ CUPKRAFT ASST 17.5 OZ BTLWESSON 48 FL OZPILLSBURY 19.5 OZ BOX$1002 $100 $279 $129 64 FL OZ BTLTROOPER 12 LB BAGWORLDS FAIR GALLON LITTLE DEBBIE MORNING DELIGHT $129 $499 $499 10 $102 $100 or $24 9 lb$179lb$24 9lb 6.4 OZ ASST VARIETIES AUG 13 AUG 19 Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* CLOSED MON TUES SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 STARTS FRIDAY Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri 7:10, 9:15 Sat 4:55, 7:00, 9:05 Sun 4:55, 7:00 Wed Thur 7:30NOW SHOWING Sylvestor StalloneExpendables 3Fri 7:00, 9:00 Sat 5:00, 8:00 Sun 5:30 Wed Thur 7:15Megan Fox Countdown to kickoff... See page 5B for a preview of the Union County varsity team. Previews of Bradford and Keystone will follow in future weeks. ABOVE: Union running back Darion Robinson barrels his way through a set of tires. LEFT: Chris McLean (center) gets his hands on quarterback Wyatt Harvin during a Keystone practice. Matthew Stovall is also pictured. ABOVE: Keystones Brighton Gibbs makes grab. RIGHT: Bradfords Don Deffers runs making a catch. Trevor Shannahan works on shedding blockers during a Bradford practice. Darion Robinson (right) gets a handful of jersey as he attempts to disrupt wide receiver Zach Lees route during a Union practice.
The Bradford County Republican Executive Committee welcomes keynote speaker Sen. Rob Bradley to its Reagan Day Dinner, which will be held Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Starke Golf and Country Club. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., with a Western Steer-catered dinner to follow. Leslie Dougher, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, will also present an update on what is happening throughout the state. Local candidates who are present will be allowed three minutes to address their constituents. Tickets are $37. Tables for eight are available for $250. Checks or money orders should be made payable to BCREC and mailed to PO Box 213, Starke, FL 32091. RSVP to Donna Solze at 904-964-5803 or dssolze@ embarqmail.com. A limited number of tickets are also available for purchase at the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce in Starke. BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph, Times and Monitor No new sightings of the giant snake seen a few weeks ago at Crystal Lake have been reported, but members of the community are still fearful of what may be lurking in the water. As reported in the July 31 issue of the Bradford County Telegraph and the Lake Region Monitor, three different people in the area sighted a large snake. Jeffrey McRae got a good look at the reptile after hearing about it three days before his sighting. The snake was seen crossing 18A by local resident Casey Brunt and was said to be as long as the road was wide 20 feet. McRae saw the snake on a neighboring property and described it as light and dark green; the colors of an anaconda. He further reported that the snakes body was as thick as his thigh. Crystal Lake resident Jenese Russell saw a large snake with a head about two fists wide swimming near her property, but said the snake was darker in color than that reported by McRae and that she could not get a real idea of its total length. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission representative Karen Parker, none of the three reports received by them have been verified and no legitimate photos have been turned in. The single photo given to the agency, showing an anaconda eating a deer in Venezuela was taken from an Internet site. A man reported that two of his neighbors had seen the snake and that he thought it might be near his house made the first report May 27. The second report was from another man saying that he was concerned about the snake. The third call to Fish and Wildlife was from a woman with relatives in the area who was concerned about them. This last person was also the source of the Internet photo. Devon Wheeler, local snake expert and licensed conditional species holder for Burmese pythons and other large constrictors said he is waiting to see what happens next. From what Ive been told, my best guess would be that this is a Burmese or rock python that has been held illegally in captivity and has either been turned loose or has escaped, Wheeler said. It could belong to someone who has just found out that possessing such an animal without proper permitting is illegal, or it could simply be a snake belonging to someone who could no longer feed or handle it. Wheeler guessed the snake was a Burmese python because it had been one of the most widely sold constrictors in the pet trade prior to the Federal ban. Anacondas were far less common offerings as pets. According to the website The Top 10 Largest Snakes in the World, the green anaconda is the second largest snake that has ever lived, and the largest species not extinct. It lists the average length of the species as 15-17 feet, with the record being 28 feet. The anaconda is a heavy snake, with many large specimens weighing over 200 pounds. It is aquatic in nature and prefers to spend little time on land. The Burmese python is listed as the worlds fourth largest snake ever, averaging 13 feet in length, with the record set at 20 feet the reported length of the Crystal Lake specimen. It is more of a landand treedwelling species. An article in the Miami Herald on Feb. 4 cites the capture of an 18-foot, eight-inch Burmese python last May in the Everglades. Another article, posted on the Internet by The Slate Group, titled The Largest Snake in the World Has Invaded the United States, documents the presence of green anacondas in the Everglades as a breeding population, possibly surpassing the Burmese python in terms of danger to people and the environment. Both Parker and Wheeler stress that if someone should encounter a large snake they should not approach it, but should call the Fish and Wildlife 24-hour Wildlife Alert Number 8884043922, Wheeler at 904964-8640, the Exotic Species Reporting Hotline 888-IVE-GOT1 and/ or local law enforcement. A report can also be filed online at www.ivegot1.org and an app is available for smartphones. Trying to get a photograph of the snake is encouraged if it can be done safely as it will help identify the species. Parker also said that people who have small pets should consider bringing them inside and not to let them wander around their backyards unaccompanied. It would be devastating to lose a pet this way, Wheeler said. 2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Residents fearful despite no new snake sightings at Crystal Lake A full-grown green anaconda, showing the characteristic top-edgeof-head eye placement, which is an adaptation for their aquatic lifestyle. A healthy, wellfed Burmese python, at one time one of the most popular pet snakes in America. Reagan Day Dinner is Aug. 19
Pastor Terry J. Blakeslee has been called as Pastor of New River Baptist Church Aug. 10, 2014. Brother Terry and Lois (his wife) have been long time residents of Starke and have served in several Churches of the past years in the Starke area. Brother Terry is working on his Doctor of Education from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary, Rachael Massey and Everett Marklee Padgett III of Starke announce their engagement. Rachael is the daughter of Felix and Christy Ramos-Vargas of Starke. Everett is the son of Everett and Glenda Padgett, Jr. of Starke. The wedding and reception is planned for Oct. 11 th at 5 pm at the Starke Golf and Country Club. Invitations will be sent. Massey, Padgett to wed Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANServing the area for 21 years. THERAPEUTIC MASSAGEAVAILABLE Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. 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Socials Rachael Massey and Everett Padgett III A recognition will be held for retired Capt./Co-Pastor Emanuel Joe Kiser will be held Sunday, Aug. 31, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Florida National Guard on Edwards Road in Starke. The event is sponsored by Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith, Starke Police Chief Jeff Johnson, Mt. Moriah Community Church Pastor Edward Hines and Truevine Ministries Pastor Ross Chandler. Recognition for Kiser to be held Aug. 31 Seven hundred twenty-eight candidates received degrees from Jacksonville State University in Alabama this spring, making up the largest graduating class in Harden a member of Jacksonville States largest class Victoria Quattlebaum of Keystone Heights has received her B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City. Quattlebaum graduates from Western Governors the universitys history. Nearly 600 of those students crossed the stage to receive their degrees during Spring Commencement exercises on Friday, May 6 at JSU Stadium. Among those receiving degrees was Ashley Harden of Starke, who graduated with a Educational Specialist. Blakeslee is new pastor at New River Baptist NOTICE The New River Community Health Center Board of Directors will meet August 20, 2014, at the Union County Library, located at 250 SE 5th Ave, Lake Butler, FL 32054 from 12:30 1:30 pm. 8/14 1tchg-B-sect Legals Newburgh, Indiana. BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph, Times and Monitor A lifelong calling to the ministry is often not at all what the recipient plans for his or her life, but once answered can lead to a life of joy and satisfaction and that is exactly what Rev. Ben Bryant said he has had. Born in Fitzgerald, Georgia, the county seat of Ben Hill County, Bryant doesnt talk much about his life before his conversion (becoming a Christian) at the age of 14. At that time he became a member of the First Baptist Church of Fitzgerald. He continued to live with his grandmother in Georgia until he graduated high school in 1953, then he moved to Miami to live with his mother and attend the University of Miami in the mechanical engineering program. After about 1.5 years, Bryant decided that engineering was not what he really wanted to do, so he went to work for the Seaboard Railroad in Miami, helped along by an uncle who was in upper-level management of the company. He married and started a family, but said he knew he was not doing what he was supposed to be doing. I got the call from the Lord about the time I left college, or maybe a little before, Bryant said. I knew thats what I was meant to do, but I resisted. After about five years it grew on me until I couldnt deny it any more, so I quit the railroad, was ordained in December 1962 at the Westview Baptist Church in Miami and enrolled in the Florida Baptist Theological College in Graceville, Florida. At the time of his enrollment, Bryant and his wife, Dorothy, already had three children and another on the way. His wife had been a bank teller before their first child was born, but hadnt worked since then, so he was his familys sole support. Bryant became a student pastor almost immediately after his enrollment, serving at the Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Marianna starting out with a congregation of about 11 people (but getting the number up to 60 during his tenure). Working while attending school is always a challenge but the work as student pastor was really a wonderful way to gain experience while learning, Bryant said. It also provides smaller churches with a pastor that they can afford and helps out the student with a little income. He was paid $25 a week as pastor, and made an additional $15 a week working as a janitor at the theater in Graceville. He also earned $10 a week as a janitor in the mens dormitory at the college, but this money was applied to his tuition. Bryant and his growing family moved into a federal housing complex near the college, where they were able to rent a threebedroom half of a duplex for $15 a month, including utilities. It was a really nice home, Bryant said. The complex had just been built, so everything was brand new. It was a real blessing to be able to find housing so inexpensive and so close to school. Bryant next attended the William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, taking a bachelor of arts degree in 1965. He became student pastor of Big Level Baptist Church in Wiggins, Mississippi, a larger church. Big Level was a strong church, Bryant said. It had about 400 members, of which about half usually were in attendance. Although we first rented a house near the school when we moved to Mississippi, we soon moved into the churchs pastorium. This gave us free rent and, combined with a salary increase to $65, we were able to do well. Bryant continued at Big Level while he attended the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he graduated with a theological masters degree in 1968. He left Mississippi in 1969 to accept a full pastorate at the Olivet Baptist Church in Milton. His fifth child was born right about the time he graduated. Olivet was a church of about 600 members located across the bay from the Pensacola naval base, Bryant said. It was a fairly new church that had started out as a mission of another church, but it had been constituted into a church of its own and I was hired as pastor. Bryant said that even though the congregation at Olivet was larger, it was easier to manage since he now had help a minister of music. That did not decrease his responsibilities, however. In the baptist church the pastor is responsible for everything, no matter how large the additional staff, Bryant said. Every church calls its own pastor, there are no assignments. Each church has its own search committee, and does its own interviewing, observation and hiring. In 1973, Bryant received a letter from the First Baptist Church of Starke informing him that the church was conducting a pastor search and asking him to submit a resume. He said he prayed about it and then sent one to the search committee. At the time, he said he wasnt really even sure where Starke was. Bryant was to learn that the First Baptist Church of Starke was founded in 1877 and he would be only the sixth pastor to serve there. A few weeks later, Bryant said he noticed five people in the congregation whom he did not know as members of Olivet. Four were sitting as couples and one man was sitting alone. After Bryant: heeding Gods call leads to a life of loving service Rev. Ben Bryant, who served as pastor at First Baptist Church of Starke for approximately 32 years, is pictured with his wife, Dorothy. See BRYANT, 6B
Dear Editor: I have never done drugs. Never smoked weed, never snorted crack (or whatever you do with crack), never injected heroine, never taken pills, and never done whatever you do to do meth. Obviously, Im not even well versed on the topic of drug use. I have never done any of them, apart from the sparing use of prescribed medications, and I have no plans to start. Despite this, I support the legalization of marijuana. Just like cigarettes, just because I support the legality of it doesnt mean I intend to use it. Allow me to explain my standpoint. It will come as no surprise to anyone that, basically, were broke. Our country has too little money to go around, and too little manpower as it is. Estimates on how much the War on Weed costs us each year vary from $20 billion to $72 billion, but most of them seem to like the number $42 billion, which Im rather fond of myself because of the number 42 (Hitchers Guide? Anyone?). Thats $42,000,000,000 every year spent fighting a losing battle. Thats 16 probes to Mars, full cost, with a nice chunk left over. Thats nearly 3 London Olympics, total cost. Not up to a Sochi Olympics, but they spent way too much money for some 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Editorial/Opinion Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor I once knew a retired house-to-house salesman who called on homes in a northern city. He said if a woman opened the door, he stuck his foot in the opening to keep her from slamming the door in his face. When the legislature recently passed a bill to make the sale of marijuana legal for medicinal purposes, the question arose: Will they be back next year to expand the approval to include recreational marijuana sales? Were proponents of the permissive bill honest in their approval of the sale of marijuana, or is it the first salvo in a series of attempts to broaden the availability of the weed? It has been reported in newspapers and magazines that a South Florida attorney has spent a million dollars in the quest to get the sale of marijuana on the ballot. He will have to defend many, many clients to recover his contributions. Could his interests be other than the medicinal value of marijuana? I remember the ill-advised experiment by the United States to ban the sale and use of intoxicating beverages, generally any drink containing 2 percent or more of alcohol. It was a grand experiment, doomed for failure from the first get-go. It was known as the 13 th Amendment, which was later superseded by the 21 st Amendment in 1933. The 13 th is the only amendment in the American Constitution to be repealed, or seriously contested. It was a great social experiment, but it never gained the support of the people, in spite of its good intentions. I see the legalization of marijuana as opening the door for a repeat of the prohibition days, with the distinct possibility of bootleggers growing marijuana and processing it for an illicit market. If the public wants to make marijuana available, then, like the alcohol business, it should be put under very strict control for its production and sale, and taxed enough to pay for the cost of surveillance. Buster Rahn Telegraph editorialist Santa Fe College educational degree programs include Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Sciences, Associate of Science and Bachelor degrees. The college also offers numerous Vocational Certicate programs. Information on admissions can be found at http://www.sfcollege.edu/ admissions/. Santa Fe College is committed to an environment that embraces diversity, respects the rights of all individuals, is open and accessible, and is free of harassment and discrimination based on, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, genetic information, political opinions or afliations, and veteran status in all its programs, activities and employment. EA/EO notice Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Lela Frye, Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Coordinator 3000 NW 83rd Street, R-Annex, Room 105, Gainesville, Florida 32606, (352) 395-5420, email@example.com 1699 N. Temple Ave Starke (904) 368-9105 Getting a foot in the door Letters firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Editor: Mr. Spitzer: I, Dave Mecusker, City of Lake Butler City Manager, offer the following in regards to your questions and inquires: Your input to the 2014/15 Budget process is appreciated and is well noted. No final decisions have been made as the 1st. reading of the final Budget will be on September 8th and the 2nd, approval being at a special meeting at the end of September, to be announced. It is noted that Mr. Banks is an extremely dedicated and professional Fire Chief. I consult with him on all decisions affecting the fire department. Just recently we were able to squeeze the money to construct a badly needed staircase to the upper section of the Fire Station. I am unaware and it has not been requested of Mr. Banks for the purchase of any worn out equipment. In fact, during my four years I have no recollection of his not getting anything he didnt need, if he followed the proper procedures. Im not sure of your statement in your fourth paragraph but I want to assure you that there are job training opportunities in all areas of the City Operations. All City employees have been given opportunities for receiving much deserved pay adjustments for their participation. Take a class is a very general statement, but I am very happy to advise that meaningful certifications with prior approved by the Council, benefits both the employees and the City of Lake Butler. There has never been an adjustment in pay for, Taking a Class. In the past, I have included the Commissioners, along with part time employees to be awarded for their service in the giving of an annual raise October 1st. The Commission, almost always, votes to defer their raise back to the employees, or had it taken out of the budget entirely. I believe that Mayor Beasley, remarks were taken out of context as historically they, the Commission, have had the opportunity to return their raise to the employees or refusing the raise. Last year, it was recommended by the council that they (the motion made by Mr. Beasley), return their raises back to the employees in the form of a Christmas Bonus to all staff, full time and part time in the amount of $25.00 each. This was a very generous and supportive gesture of the Council showing their support of all city employees. We did not have the funds to give this bonus this year and I didnt put the issue in the budget. I assume responsibility for this confusion and I certainly owe Mr. Beasley an apology for not having discussed this with him prior to the meeting. You are not the only citizen that has recently brought to our attention the shortcomings of our web site. It is actually very refreshing to know that individuals are using the web site and care There is no excuse for the shape the website is in and corrective action is being taken. I was surprised City manager responds to concerned citizens letter at the misinformation, lack of information and absence of information on the web. Your remarks are well taken and warranted. The webmaster will be returning from his honeymoon and we have scheduled a meeting with him. You should see an improvement within a week and I sincerely appreciate your much deserved comments. The Council meetings are every 2nd Monday of each month at 5:15 pm in the City Council Chambers. The average attendance has been around 20. The annual budget has always been a challenge. Be assured though, that any adjustments, either added to or transferred from, various budget entities, are not done lightly or discriminatory. We want to provide the very best service to assure the protection and public safety as our top priority. Again, I wish to thank you for your comments and would welcome your meeting with me to discuss these or any other issues. I will gladly meet with you either at night or on weekends, per your convenience. Thanks Dave Mecusker Lake Butler city manager Dear Editor: I have to thank Mr. Arnie Harris of Lawtey for helping my low blood pressure to rise, when his interpretation of the event in Gaza. Mr. Harris who was it that Interpretation of Gaza events raises blood pressure Dear Editor: I wanted to thank the Telegraph for the election coverage of the candidates. It was a real eye opener for me regarding the Distrcit 5 race for School Bard. The responses by the two candidates to the Telegraph questions were as different as night and day. One candidate has the knowledge and experience in education to make a difference as board member. The other candidate does not. I hope the voters of Bradford County are paying attention. Sincerely, Mark Well Dear Editor: After the election article in last weeks paper, it should be crystal clear who the voters of District 5 need for their school board member. One candidate for District 5 clearly understands the issues facing our teachers and students today. One candidates answers to the Telegraph questions were clear, concise and on target because of years of experience in the education field. The other candidate meandered through the questions with no evidence of understanding the current issues in education whatsoever. What good is being a voice for parents if you cannot help with their concerns? Sincerely, Doug Stamper Dear Editor: On August 6th, 2014, at around 1545 hours, I observed a Bradford County owned road grader spreading millings and finish grading a privately owned lot at the intersection of SW 104 Ave and CR 18 in Graham. The lot, according to the Property Appraisers website, is owned by a citizen that has lived in Graham her whole life and a Church. It looks as though the majority of this lot is owned by the citizen and just a small triangle is owned by the church. The citizen pays taxes, the church does not. So I ask Mr. Funderburk, why a county owned piece of machinery would be doing such work. His reply we were asked to do it. I took that as if a resident here in Bradford County asks for dirt or millings to be spread, then all we have to do is ask. I asked him, does that mean if I get the materials, they would come out and build me a driveway? His reply was that was a not for profit organization. Then told me Im just doing what I am told. How admirable. Now, I am not against helping out a church or a citizen, but if youre gonna pull a stunt like that, you had better be prepared to do it for everyone. If I want that same work done, I have to pay for it. Here is what sticks in my craw....4 years ago I asked the County Road Dept to come Resident puzzled over road work fix an erosion problem on the shoulder of our road in front of my residence. It had gotten so bad that the asphalt was breaking apart and the road had just been resurfaced. The mail and paper carrier could no get to my box because it had gotten so rough the cars were bottoming out. What help did I receive? ZERO. I was told by the County Manager and the Road Dept. to move my mailbox out to the edge of the road Gee thanks fellas. So my questions are these.. Who told you to go do that job, Sir? Who paid for the material? Is this a common practice. If this was done for an NPO, (the Church), does this mean we are going to have another Ten Commandments debacle? Is there not enough work for the road department to do, that they have time for private projects on county time? Is the County liable while on that property if they damage it? (YES) Could you come out to my house and smooth my driveway for me? Paul McDavid District 5, Bradford County resident Candidate coverage an eye opener in school board race Letters email@example.com District 5 school board choice is crystal clear broke the peace treaties, time after time, when the Israelies called for a ceasefire? What were they to do when a thousand rockets landed in Jerusalem? I agree with you on one thing, the peace loving people of Palestine, suffered at the hands of hate mongers in their own land. I want to vomit when I see how Israel was treated by the liberal TV news media. They make it sound like it was the Jews that are wrong for defending their country. I would bet you would never have written your letter to the editor, if the Jews had the higher death toll. Jesus told us a time will come, when yes, yes, is no, and no no will be taken as yes. Mr. Harris you should thank God, you live in a country where you and I are free to express our opinion. But when you bend the truth, thats all it is, your opinion! Frank the Baker outweigh drawbacks in marijuana legalization reason. That could buy you around 11 billion Big Macs. The point is, that is a huge chunk of money. Imagine if we put that to something more useful. Say, proper pay for police force. Education. Help for the homeless. The space program, which creates jobs. Granted, it would probably go to something somewhat less noble, but at least there would be a chance. The benefit, however, does not end there. By legalizing marijuana, you would be opening up whole new industries. Foods are made from it, oil, its fibers can be used in paper, canvas, rope, concrete, insulation, plastics, and more. In paper, its preferable to wood. In concrete, it works as a durable insulator and can replace wood for many construction needs. Medical uses abound, including evidence that it helps fight cancer. It can be used by farmers to crowd out weeds. Fuels can be made from it. So you see, its not just the farms and the drug users who would benefit, although the revenues from those alone would be staggering. But you would be creating the foundation of entire new industries to supplement our struggling economy. On top of that, you have the taxes. Taxing the businesses, the labor, the products and sales. Weed destined to be smoked would, of course, be taxed highly, just like cigarettes are. So you go from saving the government money and manpower to actually gaining money for the government and the economy. Lets not kid ourselves, there are many people out there who spend a whole lot of money on weed every year. Imagine how much were missing out in taxes alone. As far as the effects of the drug go, no, Im not a fan of it. There are drawbacks to its use, including memory problems when its abused. However, cigarettes give you cancer and alcohol destroys your liver. Use your head. Do it in moderation, when the time is appropriate. If you dont want to at all, like I dont, then dont do it. Nobodys forcing anyone to use it. Many say its a gateway drug. The facts on this are unclear, and few truly objective studies can be found. Most resources simply tell you it is and let you assume it. The research there is shows that there are three gateway drugs: marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco. And some of them seem to show that its more alcohol than either of the other two. In my opinion, there are only three things that make marijuana a gateway See LETTER, 11B
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B Your Flooring Specialist Vinyl Carpet Ceramic Tile Hardwood & Laminate Floors Visit Our Showroom! SALES SERVICE INSTALLATIONCommerical Residential Se Habla E spaolMon Fri 8:30 am 5:30 pm Sat 9 am Noon 131 N. Cherry St. Starke, FL 32091BUYING POWER OF OVER 1400 STORES 996 N. Temple Avenue Starke, FL 32091 (904) 964-5424 Buy or Sell A Home with an American Dream Real Estate Agent Between now and August 30, 2014 And Receive a Free Yeti Cooler Conditions apply. Contact American Dream for Details. www.AmericanDreamFlorida.com BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It was another good season for the Union County High School football team in 2013. The Tigers may have failed to win their third straight District 7-1A championship, but they did advance to the playoffs for the third straight season. Several key players return from last seasons 10-2 campaign, but it could be a season of change for Union. Head coach Ronny Pruitt said his teams have been getting smaller over the past couple of seasons in regard to individual player size. Because of that, plans are to operate out of the spread offense some to complement the teams usual wing-T approach. Were still going to run the wing-T, Pruitt said, adding, Were going to try to use our smallness to our advantage and try to be in shape and try to speed the game up a little bit. Mainly, a lot of the same looks, but just different twists to them. Basically, were in a shotgun wing. Pruitt mentioned having his players be in shape, and hes excited about the progress players have made under new strength coach Mark Williams. The coach said some players have gained 30-35 pounds of muscle, and unlike years past, players are not dropping the weight once they begin participating in summer camps and fall practices. Williams is demanding, Pruitt said, but the players seem to enjoy doing what he asks of them. Pruitt goes so far as to say that in his time as head coach, Williams has been the programs biggest asset. He gets the work out of the kids, and theyre excited to do more, Pruitt said. Hes hoping that work and dedication in the weight room pays off in helping players avoid injuries. When asked what he would like to change from last season, Pruitt puts the number of injuries right up there with the number of penalties and the play of special teams. Pruitt said Union doesnt have a lot of depth, so its vital for a program of its size to avoid players going down. Overall, Im thinking injuries are going to be our blessing or our curse, Pruitt said. In regard to blessings, the Union offense brings back quarterback Caleb Cox, who passed for 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns last season, and center Charlie Watkins, who plays a pivotal role in the Tigers attempting to run some different offensive plays. Pruitt said he has two or three players who can fill the role of center when the quarterback is under center, but Watkins is the one who can get the ball to the quarterback in the shotgun. Watkins play after the ball is snapped is a plus as well. Hes like a bowling ball, Pruitt said. Real low center of gravity, big kid, kind of hard to move. When he gets his feet planted, hes difficult to move. As for Cox, the goal is still for him to play within himself. Hes not asked to do too much; simply to put the team in positions where it can keep moving the chains. Pruitt said Cox has put in a lot of work in preparation for this season. That includes accompanying coaches to several clinics so that he can study offenses. Mainly, hes devoted a lot of his time, Pruitt said. Youll drive by here, and hes out there on the field throwing the ball. He wants to have a very successful year. The Tigers lose leading rusher Daquin Edwards, as well as second-leading rusher Geordyn Green, but do return Isaiah Johnson, who averaged 6 yards per carry last year. Hes very explosive, Pruitt said. He has good vision. When I say hes shifty, he sees things past the (defenses) first level. Hes reading the linebackers and DBs. He sets things up well. I think the combination of (the wing-T and the spread) is going to really benefit him. He does both of them very well. One of the teams hardestnosed kids, Pruitt said, is returner Parker Hodgson, whom Pruitt describes as a glorified fullback, tight end, wide receiver and lineman. Hodgson is the one player besides Cox who knows every aspect of the offense, Pruitt said, and he was one of 40 players who attended all of the teams summer workouts. Hes an old-school player, Pruitt said. Hes just a physical kid whos got decent speed and decent hands, and does everything at 100 percent. Thats what gives him the edge over most people. Pruitt said some other key returners are Brennan Clyatt, whos a very intelligent kid who can play anywhere on the line, and receiver Zach Lee, who averaged 12 yards per catch last year. Pruitt said Lee was a standout at some seven-on-seven tournaments this summer. Were expecting him to be a standout there on the outside edge, Pruitt said. Will 2014 see smaller, stronger Tigers? Isaiah Johnson (far left), who will play multiple positions, including running back, participates in a drill. Running back Dairon Alexander tries to elude the grasp of Casey Driggers. See TIGERS, 12B BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer There were only five games in which Union County ever trailed in 2013, and the Tigers only trailed twice at the half in putting together a 10-2 season that resulted in being the District 7-1A runner-up and playing for the Region 4 championship. Here is a recap of the Tigers 2013 season played out: UC 34 PHCA 0 Whats more impressive about the Tigers season-opening win is that the game only lasted a half, eventually being called due to the weather. Quarterback Caleb Cox tossed two touchdowns to Isaiah Johnson to start the scoring, with a fumble recovery by Daquin Edwards setting up the first score. A 58-yard touchdown pass from Cox to Geordyn Green opened the second quarter and capped a 90-plus-yard drive. Edwards and Phillip Lillie each added a touchdown run in the second quarter. UC 13 W. Nassau 10 Union was held scoreless for three quarters, but Lillie found the end zone twice in the fourth quarter, giving the Tigers a come-from-behind 13-10 win over Class 4A West Nassau. West Nassau scored all 10 of its points in the first half, with a Union fumble setting up the first score on a field goal. Lillie scored on a 1-yard run with 7:56 to play. Unions defense then recovered a fumble at its own 45-yard line. Lillie eventually scored on a 14-yard run on a fourth-and-inches play. The Union defense sealed the win with an interception with 39 seconds left to play. UC 21 Keystone 7 Union scored all of its points in the first half, while holding Class 4A Keystone Heights without a score until the fourth quarter of a 21-7 win. Edwards had the games first score, followed by two Cox touchdown passes to Cody Miller (33 yards) and Parker Hodgson (11 yards). A punt block by Alden McClellon set up Hodgsons touchdown reception. Unions defense held the Indians without a first down until late in the first half. UC 39 Interlachen 0 A 9-yard touchdown run by McClellon at the 10:13 mark of the first quarter would have been all the Tigers needed in a 39-0 win over Class 4A Interlachen. Edwards added a 21-yard touchdown run after McClellans score approximately three minutes later. Casey Driggers and Josh Hedman each had an interception on defense before Union scored again on a 46yard pass from Cox to Dairon Alexander. Edwards added another touchdown run of 5 yards, while Cox tossed an 80-yard touchdown to Andrew Jones and a 28-yard touchdown to Princeton Alexander. Jones also had an interception on defense. UC 35 Hamilton Co. 6 Hamilton County shut the Tigers out in the first quarter and took a 6-0 lead, but Union scored 35 unanswered points en route to a 35-6 win. Johnson had a 5-yard touchdown run to tie the game with 1:35 remaining in the first half. Talon Tylers PAT sent the team into the half up 7-6. Edwards, who rushed for 150 yards, had a touchdown run to put the Tigers up 21-6 in the third quarter. The score was set up by a botched punt attempt by the Trojans. Dixie County 30 UC 12 Dixie County took advantage of two fumbles and held the Tigers scoreless until the fourth quarter in Unions 30-12 district loss. Unions first fumble occurred at its own 19 with 3:13 to play in the first quarter. That led to a Bears touchdown pass. The Tigers second fumble was retuned for a score in the third quarter. Unions scores came on a touchdown pass from Cox to Green and a fumble return by Dairon Alexander. UC 49 Newberry 14 The Tigers fell behind 14-6 in the first quarter, but really had no trouble in a 49-14 district win over Newberry. Newberrys two scores came on a 23-yard fumble return and a 79-yard kickoff return. The Panthers offense, though, was held to 90 yards and four first downs. Union blocked Newberrys first two punt attempts. McClellon blocked the first, which set up a 31-yard touchdown run by Edwards. Josh Smith blocked the second, which Green scooped up and returned for a touchdown. Lillie and Edwards had touchdown runs of 21 and 8 yards, respectively, in the second quarter. Lillie added a 5-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, while Princeton Alexander caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Cox in the fourth quarter. Johnson capped the scoring with a 60-yard touchdown run. UC 28 Chiefland 7 The Tigers committed three turnovers, but still recorded a 28-7 win over district opponent Chiefland. Lillie scored two first-half touchdowns, including one on a 17-yard reception from Cox. Chiefland made it a one-score game after recovering a Union fumble at the start of the second half. The Tigers responded by adding touchdowns on a run by Edwards and a pass from Cox to Green. UC 28 Williston 10 Unions defense made a goalline stand in the second quarter as part of a 28-10 district win over Williston. The Tigers led 14-0 at the half thanks to two touchdown runs by Tigers rarely trailed in 10-win, playoff season See 2013, 11B
the service he found out that the couples were George Pierce and Ann Green and Jimmy Peek and Mona Canova. The other man was Jim Duncan and the group comprised the First Baptist Church of Starkes pastor search committee. The committee liked what it saw and invited Bryant to come to Starke and preach to see if the congregation liked him. He came and preached both a morning and an evening service. Two weeks later he was informed that the congregation had voted to hire him and he was formally offered the job. Bryant and his family moved to Starke in 1973 and he began what would become an almost 32-year tenure as pastor. He settled in then became active in the areas religious community, serving as president of the Bradford County Ministerial Alliance, chairman of the Education Committee of the State Board of Missions, and stewardship director and member of the missions committee of the New River Baptist Association, all in 1975. He continued to remain just as active in subsequent years. Throughout his years in Starke, Bryant had an eventful and productive pastorate. The church won an award for Sunday school growth in 1981 and Bryant was voted Stetson Universitys Minister of the Year in 1988. The high points for him, however, include achievements made by the church and its growth. First Baptist Church had the first Christian FM radio station in Northeast Florida, Bryant said. WTLG, 88.3 FM, went on the air in February of 1981. We broadcast services and member Virginia Darby presented Sunday school classes. We had our first tower where the education building is now. I remember people complaining that our signal was messing up their television reception. Television reception problems were remedied in 1989 when the new three-story education building was erected, at a cost of $1.2 million. The radio stations antenna was moved out of townto Forsythe Road. First Baptist Church had a history of establishing new churches as a mission program. In October 1988, it constituted a mission-program church in Hampton into an independent church, the Victory Baptist Church of Hampton. Next on the agenda was the construction of a new worship center, replacing the then existing sanctuary, which had been built in 1950. The construction required that the old sanctuary be torn down, so services were held in the fellowship hall for a time. The new worship center was built at a cost of over $2 million, with the first service held there on Aug.19, 2001. In 2003 the church purchased the building and parking lot behind it from Capital City Bank. This purchase allowed the expansion of some church programs and provided more parking for services. Another matter of pride for Bryant is the number of members of his congregation, who have gone on to become, pastors themselves. There were a total of six over his 32 years: Chuck Register, Chuck Coburn, Charlie Green, Terry Blakeshee, Wailon Haston and Lynn Wood Walters. For many people, both in his congregation and in the community at large, Bryant was an influential figure whose opinions were valued and considered. While he said he never actively campaigned for any political candidates, he felt it was his duty to point out good choices to his flock. A preachers job is to influence people and he is useless if he does not have any influence, Bryant said. The main point of this influence is to get people to love the Lord, but if I saw something that needed to be commented on, I spoke up. I never tried to tell anyone who to vote for. As part of his duties, Bryant remembers spending at least two days a week visiting church members who were sick at home or in the hospital, usually accompanied by his wife. Both Dorothy and church members Virginia Darby, Margaret Peek and Mona Canova saw to it that he was made aware of any people who needed his special attention. Monday evenings were set aside for evangelistic visits, often in the company of his visiting partner of many years, Marion Payne. These were visits to people who had visited the church, or had been mentioned to Bryant as being in need of comfort. Bryant and Payne worked with these people to bring them to Jesus and into the church. Another helper in church endeavors was Ernie Jones. The list Bryant gives of all of the people, who made his tenure at First Baptist Church of Starke both easier and more memorable, is long and detailed; much too long to mention all the people and the services they provided for their pastor and church. He asked simply that a huge thank you be directed at everyone who had been of help to him throughout the years. Along the way, the church held special celebrations for its beloved pastor on the 20th and 30th anniversaries of his taking the post. Bryant retired in 2004, but that didnt mean he was going to get much rest. He has been chairman of the Salvation Army for Bradford County from 2004 to the present. He also served as president of the State Board of Missions of the Florida Baptist Convention for 2004-2006. In addition, he has served as interim pastor at eight different churches throughout the area for various periods of time between 2005 and the present. He is currently interim pastor at Francis Baptist Church in Palatka. Being an interim pastor is fun, Bryant said. You get to do all the good stuff and you dont have to attend any committee meetings. Bryant is also called upon to perform wedding and funerals for friends and former members of his congregation. He sheepsishly admits that he lost count several years ago of exactly how many of each service he has performed. Bryant said he also enjoys the time he has to spend with Dorothy and their five grown children. Benjamin works at Merritt Island with his wife at NASA. James is part owner of Elixson Wood Work in Starke. Matthew works in Starke as an Ameriprise financial adviser. His sister, Angela Barber, works with her brother as an administrative assistant. Daughter Dorothy Evans Bryant works in the correctional system. Among the five of them they have presented their parents with nine grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. Bryant also enjoys senior league bowling, where he maintains and average between 180 and 200. He spends the month of October each year with Dorothy in North Carolina on a personal retreat, and goes there in the spring also when he can. The only time I have off is that which I take, Bryant said. When I take a job as interim pastor, I let them know right up front that I cant work in October. Sometimes I get some time in the spring, sometimes not. But it really doesnt matter. When you are doing something you love, then it doesnt seem that much like work anyway. My calling, although I tried to ignore it for a while, was a true one. 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He moved to Bradford County in 1976 from Jacksonville and was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Starke. Prior to his retirement, he was a correctional officer for 15 years at Lawtey Correctional Institute. He was preceded in death by his grandson Bobby Thompson. He is survived by: his wife of 35 years, Mona Adkins; children, Delene Louise Stoner of Jacksonville, James Adkins of Port Orange and Robert Adkins of Starke; and seven grandchildren. The family will be having a private graveside service at Crosby Lake Cemetery with Rev. Todd Foster officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Jesse Barbour, Sr. Jesse Barbour, Sr. LAWTEY Jesse Eugene Barbour, Sr., age 75, of Lawtey, passed away Aug. 10, 2014 at his residence. Jesse was born in Selma, North Carolina on Feb. 12, 1939 to the late Jesse Green Barbour and Amenda Batton Barbour. He was raised in Selma, where he met the love of his life, Doris Mae Watts and later married her on Dec. 22, 1962. Jesse was a loving husband and also a loving father to both his children, Jesse Jr. and Michele. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy for four years. He retired after over 20 years of dedicated service as a corrections officer at the Union Correctional Institute. Jesse has been a resident of Lawtey for the past 40 years where he was a longtime member of the Highland First Baptist Church. In his younger years, Jesse enjoyed hunting and fishing. Most of all, Jesse loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by: his parents; and his sister, Shelby Brown. Jesse is survived by: his loving wife of 52 years, Doris Mae Barbour of Lawtey; his children, Jesse Barbour, Jr. and Michele Barbour both of Lawtey; his sister, Judith Williams of Kinston, North Caorlina; and his granddaughter, Jayden Barbour. Graveside services will be held on Friday, Aug. 15, at 11:00 am at Highland First Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Gary Melvin officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 6:00 8:00 pm at Archie Tanner Funeral Services Chapel. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke, FL. 904-964-5757. Visit www. archietannerfuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Viola Bryant Viola Bryant STARKEValarie Coburn and Carmella Crews with their family announce the home going of their precious mother, Viola May Bryant on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Viola was born Feb. 2, 1923 in Albany, New York. She was married to the late Malcolm Monroe Bryant for thirty-five years. She was a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother, who shared the love of Jesus to us all. The family celebrated her ninety-one years here on earth and now celebrate her life with the Lord Jesus. A special thank you to Larry and Valaries sweet Sunday School class at Madison Street Baptist Church. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 620 E. Nona St. Starke, Fl 32091. (904) 964-6200. wwwjonesgallagherfh.com PAID OBITUARY Thelma Carter Thelma Carter MAXVILLEThelma Lorraine Carter, 79, beloved mother, sister and friend, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. She was born Feb. 26, 1935 to the late Edward and Leona Hatcher. She retired after 30 years of service as a bus driver from Clay County School Board, was a faithful prayer warrior, compassionate to those in need, and had a special love for animals, especially her devoted pet dog and companion, Duke. Thelma was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Fred Carter. She is survived by: her children, Kathy (Wayne) Hardee, Angie (David) Parrish, Alicia Crawford and Faron Carter; sisters, Ida Jeffers, Linda Reynolds, Philla Joy Brown, Judy Young, Janice Stevens; brother, Charles Hatcher. Ms. Carter was a loving grandmother to eight grandchildren, Karen (Josh) Crawford, Steven (Heather) Hardee, Jody (Alisa) Parrish, Jason (Megan) Chesser, Michael (Amanda) Hardee, Justin Parrish, Jennifer (Travis) Higginbotham, and Jessica (Kyle) Hannah, and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Aug. 12 at First Baptist Church of Maxville, with Bro. Charlie Hunt officiating. Interment followed in Long Branch Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, Jacksonville, 904-714-1110. PAID OBITUARY d Obituaries d BRYANT Continued from 3B
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Jones, Justin Cotheran and Alexandria Cotheran all of Jacksonville; niece, Tina McKinnley; and nephew, Johnny Craig both of Middleburg; cousin, Tammy Higganbothem of Zephyrs; in-laws, Lisa Phillips of Beebe, Arkansas, Regina Craig of Searcy, Arkansas and Thomas Howard of California. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Haile Funeral Home Inc 802 North Oak Street, Starke, Fl 32091 (904) 964-7905. PAID OBITUARY Charles Green, Jr. LAKE BUTLER Charles Lyman Green, Jr., 72, of Lake Butler died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 at his residence. He was born Aug. 16, 1941 in Jacksonville to the late Charles Lyman Green Sr. and Vestine Howard. He worked and lived in Lake Butler most of his life, owning and running Lyman Greens Bar-B-Que Restaurants. He served in the Air Force. He was a member of the First Untied Methodist Church in Lake Butler. He is survived by: his daughter, Elizabeth (Michael) Frigo, of Macclenny; son, Charles L. (Karen) Green, III, of Macclenny; two grandchildren; brother, AC Green of Glen St Mary, Eddie Roberts of Palatka, Dennis Roberts of Lake City, and Bill Roberts of Madison; and sister, Ruth Green of Macclenny. Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at Archer Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Thompson officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler. Vera Nugent Vera Nugent STARKEVera Lee Starling Nugent, 89, of Starke died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at the Riverwood Health & Rehab in Starke. She was born in Bradford County on Dec. 26, 1924 to the late Benjamin James and Daisy Starling and was a homemaker. She was a member of Pine Level Baptist Church and had attended Air Park Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by: her husband Paul C. Nugent, Sr.; brothers, William, Johnny and Benjamin; sister Lucille; and a daughter in law, Carol Nugent. Survivors are: her children, Paul Nugent, Jr. of Starke, Donna (Ralph, Sr.) Martini of Port Charlotte, Diane (Mike) Tierney of Starke, Linda (Larry) Roberts of Brooker, James Jimmy Nugent, Sr., Glenda (Marty) Padgett, and Ronald Nugent, all of Starke, Elaine (Buddy) Collings of Debary, Richard Nugent and Daniel (Missy) Nugent all of Starke; sisters, Thelma Moss, Ardelia Gossett and Eunice Gunter all of Starke; 28 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were August 12 in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel with Reverend Roman Alvarez officiating. Interment followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Gilbert Reed KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Gilbert A. Reed was born Aug. 11, 1931 and went to Heaven Aug. 1, 2014. He was a retired engineer from Clay Electric, past Master of Melrose Lodge #89; Past District Deputy of the 11th Masonic District of Florida; Past President of the Keystone Heights Shrine Club and the Keystone Kops; past Worthy Patron of Keystone Heights Chapter #279 Order of the Eastern Star; former Chairman of the Keystone Heights Air Park Authority; past president of the Melrose PTA, Scout Master for Boy Scout Chapter 109 in Melrose; Assistant Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 105 in Keystone Heights and he led Childrens Church at Eliam Baptist Church for quite a few years. He was a member of Fresh Start Fellowship in Keystone Heights but was baptized at Eliam Baptist Church in Melrose. He graduated from Melrose High School and completed three years of continuing education in Engineering at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He was an avid turkey hunter all his life and in more recent years killed a few deer as well. For years he had a home at Johnson Beach where he caught many red fish and in recent years the North Carolina home was his favorite cool place. He loved NHRA Drag Racing and enjoyed seeing both his son and grandson race and until ill health prohibited, he was the Pit Crew for them. He also enjoyed NASCAR and was a lifelong Gator fan. He is survived by: his wife of 62 years, Josephine Jo Brannen Reed; son, Arnold (companion Vicki Strong) of Loganville, Georgia; daughter, Deb (Joe Strickland) of Melrose; grandson, Clint (Betina), granddaughter, Alison; greatgranddaughters, Audrey Reed and Hanna McKenzie; sisters, Charleyene Brantley and Barbara Kinzer; and brother, Kenneth Reed; Leona Guthrie his loving caregiver who he called his girl Friday and Eric Sales of Asheville, North Carolina whom he considered his adopted son. His grandchildren and now great-grandchildren were the love of his life. Visitation was held Aug. 5 at Moring Funeral Home with the funeral having been Aug. 6 at Eliam Baptist Church in Melrose. Burial was at the old cemetery in Keystone Heights. Services were conducted by Pastor Steve Conner of Fresh Start Fellowship, Mike Stanley and Eric Sales. For those who prefer donation in lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to Racers For Christ, Region II, 36316 East Eldorado Lake Drive, Eustis, FL 32736. PAID OBITUARY Veta Royston CLAY HILL Veta Rae Royston, 58, died on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Clay Hill. She was a longtime member of Clay Hill Baptist Church. She is survived by: brothers, William Royston and Tommy Royston; sisters, Lyndette Linda Padgett and Letha Daniell; and many nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 15 at 2:00 pm at Clay Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Crews officiating. Interment will follow at Long Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 15 from 1:002:00 pm at the church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Mildred Tristani KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Mildred Mickey Adele S. Tristani, 82, of Keystone Heights died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at the V.A. Hospital in Gainesville. She was born in Freeport, Iowa to the late Chester and Louisa (Ploeger) Sheetz, Sr. and served in the United States Air Force. She was a retired clerk from the Duval County School Board. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by: her first husband, Harold Stabler in 1988; and her second husband, Carlos Tristani in 1996. Survivors are: sons, Claude Francis Stabler of Keystone Heights, John Richard Stabler of Kathleen, Georgia, Paul Davis Stabler of Easley, South Carolina; daughters, Iris Marie (Stabler) Hall of Elgin, South Carolina, Karen Adele Stabler of Hastings, and Celia Ann (Stabler) Vencil of Keystone Heights; brother, Chester Chet Vernon Sheetz, Jr. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and stepchildren, Carlos M. Tristani II, Eric Tristani, and Valerie Tristani Thompson; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren, and three step-greatgrandchildren. Services were held Aug. 12 at Trinity Baptist Church. Dr. James Peoples and Reverend Scott Stanland officiated. Interment followed at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Cloyd West, Jr. STARKE Cloyd Thomas Tommy West, Jr., 60, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. He was born on July 24, 1954 in Jacksonville and was a longtime area resident. He was disabled and attended Madison Street Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Cloyd Thomas West, Sr. Survivors are: mother, Jeanette (Norman) West of Jacksonville; sister, Jerrie Sell of Fernandina Beach; brothers, Wayne West of Glen St. Mary and Michael West of Jacksonville. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Long Branch Baptist Church in Clay Hill with funeral services beginning at 11 oclock. Interment will follow in Long Branch Cemetery with Pastor Harry Conaway officiating. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Clara Wynn Born: March 3, 1927 Departed: August 19, 2013 And we pause on the path of the year to pay honor and worshipful tribute to the Mother our heart holds dear. For, whether here or in heaven, her love is our haven and guide, for always the memory of Mother is a beacon light shining inside. Time cannot destroy her memory and years can never erase the tenderness and the beauty of the love in a Mothers face. And, when we think of our Mother, we draw nearer to God above, for only God in His Greatness could fashion a Mothers love. The Wynn Family In Memory In Memory Steven Thornton Steven Lane Thornton Sept. 4, 1969 Aug. 16, 2009 My Brothers death was by suicide on my birthday. Things for me were forever changed and a part of my heart was gone. Mental abuse by a spouse is deadly the end result was suicide because the only person he thought loved him was taken hours prior to his death. Please stop mental abuse. Big Brother Gone Day by Day I think of you How can all of this be true?I cant believe youre really gone. I still cant accept it. Even after so long. Just the thought of you makes me cry. I never even got the chance to say goodbye. Every picture, every letter, I dont know if it will ever get better. I always smell your familiar scent. It makes me think of all the times weve spent. I know we didnt always get along, and every time we talked, it would always go wrong. So many things I never got to say, I never imagined youd ever be so far away. You were my brother, and I loved you like no other. In my heart youll always be. Youll be my guide and help me see. Ill never forget your soothing voice, I would take your place if I had a choice. But now I have to let you rest, although without you my worlds a mess. I miss you with all my heart. I wish we never had to part. I know youre always by my side so now I guess this is my goodbye.. Rest in peace Steven Thornton Your sister Stacie 964-(8473)13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) Tires Wheels Vehicle Accessories Golf Carts & Parts Jo es Tires starting at:
8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Does your business have a story to tell? A product or service to sell?The Bradford County Telegraph Advertising Department can provide you with the in depth coverage you desire...Call 904-964-6305or email us atDarlene Douglassdarlene@bctelegraph.comor Kevin Millerkmiller@bctelegraph.comAdvertorial Advertising Works! t Crime t The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union and Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Anthony Leonard Aaron, 55, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of cocaine and for selling cocaine. Bond was set at $100,000 for the charges. Latasha Renee Addison, 31, of Starke was arrested Aug. 7 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Crystal Danielle Anderson, 32, of Starke was arrested Aug. 10 for battery. According to the arrest report, Anderson committed domestic battery by striking the victim in his head and right arm with a closed fist, causing minor injuries. Bond was set at $500 for the charges. Shane Christian Antalick, 20, of Jacksonville was arrested Aug. 11 by Starke police for hit and runleaving the scene of a crash involving property damage, possession of liquor by a person under age of 21 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to the arrest report, Antalick was driving north on U.S. 301 near Captain Ds in Starke when he sideswiped a vehicle in the right lane heading in the same direction. Antalick didnt stop, instead continuing on to Hardees, then back onto U.S. 301 before being stopped by police at Sonnys BBQ. In the car with Antalick were two passengers: a 20-year-old female and a 16-year-old female. Police also found a cold case of beer, and all three admitted to drinking several beers after purchasing it earlier. Antalick was arrested, while sworn complaints were filed against the two passengers for underage drinking. William M. Armstrong, 56, of Gainesville was arrested Aug. 7 by Bradford deputies for withholding child support. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. Dennis Ray Asbell, 40, of Starke was arrested Aug. 5 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for possession of cocaine and fraudgiving a false identification to law enforcement. According to the arrest report, Asbell was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for running a stop sign and was asked for his identification and name as he wasnt wearing a seat belt. He gave a false name the first time, then admitted he had his ID in his pocket. A later search of Asbells shoes revealed a small packet with cocaine residue in it. Bond was set at $6,000 for the charges. On Aug. 11, he was also arrested by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of cocaine and for selling cocaine. Bond was set at $30,000 for those charges. Atavius Dequan Barnes, 22, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of marijuana and for possession of drug equipment. Ciara Shawnetta Bradley, 25, of Gainesville was arrested Aug. 7 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. David Byon Brauchle, 26, of Starke was arrested Aug. 9 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana. According to the arrest report, deputies were called to a residence about a domestic dispute involving Brauchle, his girlfriend and another female. None wanted to press charges over some pushing and hitting between the three, but when asked by the deputy if he had anything illegal on him, Brauchle admitted to having marijuana in his pocket. He was arrested, with bond set at $500 for the charge. Gregory Chandler, 51, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for two counts of possession of cocaine and two counts of selling cocaine. Bond was set at $100,000 for the charges. Emanuel Collier, 65, of Starke was arrested Aug. 8 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of cocaine and for possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $31,000 for the charges. Albert Cecil Covington, 33, of Starke was arrested Aug. 6 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $1,006,000 for the charges. Michael Jared Dilas, 33, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 7 by Starke police on an out-ofcounty warrant from Union for probation violation on original charge of possession of cocaine. No bond was allowed for the charge. Jennifer Laurel Emanuel, 63, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 10 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Tara Nichole Fender, 29, of High Springs was arrested Aug. 8 by Starke police for larceny. According to the arrest report, Fender was in the Starke Walmart and placed several items in her purse before trying to leave the store without paying. She was detained by an employee until police arrived. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Anthony Dwayne French, 51, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Starke police on a warrant for possession of cocaine and for selling cocaine. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charges. Ricky Elijah Gainey, 57, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of cocaine and for selling cocaine. Bond was set at $20,000 for the charges. Cynthia Louann Gibson, 42, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for two counts of selling opium or derivative, two counts of possession of opium or derivative, possession of cocaine and selling cocaine. Bond was set at $200,000 for the charges. Andrew Michael Green, 25, of Gainesville was arrested Aug. 9 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of drugs and possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $25,000 for the charges. Daniel Smith Griffis, 29, of Starke was arrested Aug. 5 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for possession of drug equipment and on a warrant for failure to appear on felony battery charges. Bond was set at $51,000 for the charges. Linda Hankerson, 34, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Starke police on a warrant for possession of cocaine and for selling cocaine. Bond was set at $20,000 for the charges. Robert Allen Harvey, 36, of Starke was arrested Aug. 5 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Marjorie Griffis Havard, 47, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of synthetic narcotics, possession of cocaine and selling cocaine. Bond was set at $75,000 for the charges. Barbara Alexander Highland, 56, of Raiford was arrested Aug. 8 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Chandria Shirlonda Hill, 18, of Gainesville was arrested Aug. 7 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Donald Link Hill, 41, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 on a warrant for possession of cocaine and for two charges of possession of marijuana. Frankie Gene Holland, 63, of Monticello was arrested Aug. 10 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Willie David Houston, 54, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 8 by Bradford deputies on an outof-county warrant from Union for failure to appear on original charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. On Aug. 11, he was also charged on a warrant from Bradford for selling cocaine. Bond was set at $50,000 for that charge. Tory Danielle Hunter, 36, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for two charges of possession of cocaine, possession of drugs and drug equipment, and selling cocaine. Bond was set at $50,000 for the charges. Dennis Charles Jackson, 38, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for two charges of possession of cocaine, two charges of selling cocaine and dealing in stolen property. Bond was set at $250,000 for the charges. Roy Shane Jackson, 42, of Starke was arrested Aug. 8 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for four charges of possession of cocaine, two charges of manufacturing cocaine and trafficking and selling cocaine. Bond was set at $1,101, 000 for the charges. Micahel Lloyd James, 40, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 6 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. James Jawan Jamison, 22, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for three charges of possession of drugs, three charges of selling drugs, possession of cocaine and selling cocaine. Bond was set at $270,000 for the charges. Natalie Renee Kulbacki, 25, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for two charges of possession of drugs, possession of drug equipment and selling synthetic narcotics. Bond was set at $50,000 for the charges. Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B 40 Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an in tention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus todians, pregnant women and people securing cus tody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate, which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina tion, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, the tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005 42 Motor Vehicles & Accessories 2004 CHEVROLET SIL VERADO 2500 HD pickup 3/4-ton v-8. Very clean in side. Grey pattern seats. Only 88,000 miles. For est green. Power seats/ windows. Four new tires. Towing/camper pkg. Flow master dual exhausts system, new Rhino lin ing. Custom dynotune 420p. Has procharger system sold with or with out the truck: $11,500 obo truck only. $3,000 ad ditional with procharger. Rapid_roy@att.net or email@example.com. (h) 352-478-8194 (c) 352235-4353 45 Land for Sale 1 ACRE ON CRAWFORD ROAD in Starke, FL. Smith & Smith Realty. Call Sheila Daugherty at 352-235-1131. 47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE rent, $315 per month. Conference room, kitch en, utilities and more pro vided. 904-364-8395. FOR RENT PROFESSION AL OFFICE, 1,500 sq.ft. $1,000/mo.up to 3,000 sq.ft. Contiguous $2,000/ mo. Warehouse 3,000 sq. ft. $800/mo. 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The list goes on..Call Mary Today at 904-964-6305 t Crime t The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union and Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Lacey Francis Lavane, 33, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 6 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Rebecca Lynn Lawson, 44, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for manufacturing cocaine and selling cocaine. Bond was set at $20,000 for the charges. Ashley Danielle Lee, 27, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 8 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Kenneth Lamar Lewallen, 54, of Starke was arrested Aug. 7 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Shawn Aymara Martin, 42, of Starke was arrested Aug. 8 by Starke police for operating a vehicle without a valid drivers license. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Robert Wayne Masey, 26, of Starke was arrested Aug. 10 by Bradford deputies for two probation violations. No bond was allowed for the charges. Connie Ann Morrison, 51, of Starke was arrested Aug. 5 by Starke police for probation violation. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. Jesse Dale Pack, 29, of Orange Park was arrested Aug. 7 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Amy N. Parrish, 34, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 6 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for three charges of possession of drugs without a prescription and possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charges. Gregory Lenard Pittman, 43, of Starke was arrested Aug. 8 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of a weapon, two charges of possession of cocaine and selling drugs. Bond was set at $205,000 for the charges. Joseph Bernard Ray, 41, of Jacksonville was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of marijuana. Randell Deavan Risby, 26, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for three charges of possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment, selling drugs and three charges of selling cocaine. Bond was set at $250,000 for the charges. Marvin Christopher Slocum, 42, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of cocaine and possession of drug equipment. Aaron Frank Taylor, 28, of Starke was arrested Aug. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for three charges of possession of marijuana and two charges of selling marijuana. Bond was set at $130,000 for the charges. Brenda Elizabeth Taylor, 53, of Waldo was arrested Aug. 7 by Starke police for larceny. According to the arrest report, Taylor was observed removing tags from clothing at the Starke Walmart and putting the clothing in her purse. She then paid for several other items before trying to leave the store. She was detained by an employee until police arrived. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Sean Joseph Whelehan, 38, of Starke was arrested Aug. 6 by Starke police for criminal mischiefproperty damage and destroying evidence. According to the arrest report, police were called to Whelehans residence about a domestic disturbance with his girlfriend. The disturbance started when the girlfriend saw a phone under the bed that didnt belong to her or Whelehan, and she tried to retrieve it. A physical altercation ensued before Whelehan grabbed the phone and threw it down, breaking it. When police arrived, while they were interviewing the girlfriend, Whelehan took the phone and put it in a drainage culvert outside the residence, attempting to hide it. Police found it and eventually determined Whelehan found it at Camp Blanding the day before and made no attempt to contact the owner. He was arrested and bond was set at $5,000 for the charges. Keystone/Melrose Shaunda Allen, 46, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 26 by Clay deputies for retail theft. Michael Butka, 47, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 9 by Clay deputies for felony domestic battery. Michael Hall, 39, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 10 by Clay deputies for failure to appear. David Hilliard, 26, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 9 by Clay deputies for contempt of court. Justen Kelley, 25, of Melrose was arrested Aug. 8 by Clay deputies for a probation violation. Sheena Mosley, 29, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 8 by Clay deputies for contempt of court. Kristina Woody, 25, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 6 by Clay deputies for a probation violation. Union Chad A. Ferris, 39, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 11 by Union deputies on a warrant for possession of drugscontrolled substance without prescription, including marijuana over 20 grams, smuggling contraband into prisonany currency or coin to inmate and two public order crimescriminal attempt to solicit a conspiracy of a felony. Bruce Lee Hernandez, 39, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 9 by Union deputies for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, Hernandez was causing a disturbance at his girlfriends residence, arguing with her and her child, and yelling, cursing and disturbing other residents in the area. He was arrested and transported to jail. Tony Dwaine Jones, 48, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 6 by Union deputies on two warrants for failure to appear for a misdemeanor and a felony offense. Bond was set at $510,000 for the charges. A 16-year-old male was arrested Aug. 6 by Union deputies for felony probation violation. Cleveland Scott Moore, 49, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 8 by Union deputies for driving under the influence. Jennifer Cone Norviel, 31, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 9 by Union deputies for petit theft and disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, a man was at Dowling Lake when Norviel, another man and three children arrived and started swimming in the lake. The man joined them swimming, but not before placing his wallet and cigarettes on the roof of his car. While they were swimming, Norviel asked the man if she could have a cigarette, which he agreed to. When they all got out of the water, Norviel and the others left, while the victim soon discovered his wallet was no longer on the roof of his vehicle. The victim followed Norviel to the liquor store in Lake Butler, but she denied taking the wallet when confronted by the victim. He called law enforcement, and a deputy later found Norviel and the others at the splash park in Lake Butler. Norviel again denied taking the wallet, saying she went into the victims car to get a beer. She also admitted to drinking more alcohol during the day. While the deputy was questioning the man with Norviel and searching his vehicle, Norviel came over and started yelling and cursing, causing a disturbance at the park. She was arrested and eventually transported to the jail in Bradford County. Shawne David Seiberling, 20, of Raiford was arrested July 31 by Union deputies on a warrant for stealing an ATV from a Raiford residence. He now faces additional charges of burglary and larceny for taking a golf cart from a different residence and leaving it in the Piney Bay Hunting Club. According to the arrest report dated Aug. 5, several weeks ago Seiberling and a 17-year-old male went to the residence where the golf cart was located. Seiberling went into a shed and pushed the cart outside, then the juvenile helped push it to C.R. 229, where they used a key to start it. They rode it in the hunting club until it became disabled. The juvenile will also be charged with one count of grand theft, according to the arrest report. Matthew Edward Odom, 39, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 5 by Union deputies on a warrant while in jail for probation violation. Kevin Charles Varnes, 36, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 7 by Union deputies for possession of drugscontrolled substance without prescription or marijuana over 20 grams. According to the arrest report, Varnes was skateboarding on South Lake Avenue in Lake Butler when a deputy observed him stumbling off the board, then skating in an unsteady manner down the middle of the roadway. The deputy stopped and questioned him, and after a few minutes, Varnes said he didnt have any drugs on him, just prescription medication. The deputy found several controlled substances in a prescription bottle on Varnes, but the information could not be read, and Varnes couldnt produce a prescription for the pills. He was arrested and transported to jail. Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union
10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 3BR/2BA CH/A, new flooring. $650/month. First, last and deposit. Service animals only. 352473-0464 BUILDING THAT USES METAL SHOP. (Mc Clellan Recycling) 224 E. Washington Street. Starke. $200 per month. Call 904-964-6305 RENT A ROOM IN AN OF FICE. $300 per month. Utilities furnished, kitch en provided. 6 offices available. 4 downstairs, 2 upstairs. For info call 904-964-6305. DOWNTOWN STARKE 2BR Apartment. $500/month. Call 904-364-9022 to see apt. OFFICES FOR LARGE STAFF. Includes living qtrs, showers, kitchen, washer & dryer. This is a living qtrs. $1000/month. Call 904-364-9022 WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-468-1323 NICE MOBILE HOMES in Lake Butler & Starke 2 & 3 BR single wides, fenced. DW in Lake But ler. Deposit required. Call 678-438-6828. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT starting at $525 per month. Hidden Oaks, Lake Butler. Call 386496-8111. PERMANENT ROOMS for rent at the Magnolia Hotel. Both refrigerator and microwave. Special rates, by the month. Call 904-964-4303 for more information. SUITE OF OFFICES IN CLUDES Kitchen, Show er, Washer Dryer. Down town STARKE $1000/ MO. For information Call 904-364-9022. 5BR/5BA LIVING QUAR TERS. Kitchen, CH/A, cable for each room, mo tel environment. Weekly, monthly or etc. All handi cap environment. Fire supervision system. Fire proof doors. Special build ing for special purposes. For more information call 904-364-9022 3BR/2BA DW. 2 car covered front deck. Great neigh borhood. $750/month. First, last plus deposit. Call Reese 904-615-7192 MUST SEE. Quiet neighbor hood. Melrose. 1 bedroom apartment. $600/month. Includes utilities. No pets. Non-smoker please. 352475-3486 STARKE-1 BEDROOM apartment. Large living room, sit-down kitchen, appliances ch/a, second rent $475, 1st, last. Se curity deposit $450 re quested, lease. Dixon rentals 904-368-1133 2BR/1BA CH/A. Very clean, nice yard. Lawn main tenance and water pro vided. $475/month plus deposit. Please call 904364-8135 LARGE SELF CONTAINED FURNISHED ROOM with bath for rent $85/weekly. Located on State Rd 100, going East. 3 miles out of Starke. Ride to & from doctors, food store, low income is welcome. Monthly rent can be ar ranged. Wheel chair ac cessible for the disabled. 904-769-8077. 2BR/1BA. Screened porch, carport, a/c, washer/dryer. 165 Peach St. Keystone Heights. $700/month $500/security. Service animals only. Please call 904-806-2123 LAKE BUTLER. Room w/ private bath. $450.00 1BR, LR & kitchen apt. $600.00. At Townsend House Lake Butler 386496-1878. RAIFORD AREA. 4BR/2BA 1560 sq.ft. house. 1 1/2 acres. New a/c. Service animals only. $850/month $850/deposit. Referenc es & credit check. Call 904-966-1328 or 904966-9372 KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 2BR/1BA. Newly reno vated. Clean, CH/A, screen porch, deck. Lake view. $550/month. Special discount Senior Citizen or disabled per sons. Free lawn care and maintenance. 352-4788321 STILL AVAILABLE 2BR/1BA, CARPORT. $500/month includes stor age, yard maintenance, Internet and DirecTV. Quiet neighborhood off Bayless Hwy. 5 mins to Downtown Starke/ 10 mins to FSP/UCI. Service animals only. 904-9644960 3BR/1 1/2 BATH SW. Outside Starke City lim its. Ch/A. $550/month, $550/deposit. 352-2356319 3BR/2BA IN WALDO. $600/month $600/se curity deposit. Service animals only. Please call 904-545-6103 53 A Yard Sales IN HOUSE SALE: Kitchen appliances & dishes, din ing room set, bedroom set. Everything must go. Fri., Sat. & Sun. 8am?? Take 301 to 18 turn west onto 325. Go South 2.25 miles. Follow signs. 352-468-1402. HUGE YARD SALE. Every thing must go. New Cole man generator, dining room set, couch & love seat, 2 large oil paintings, large Lladro, wine cooler, jewelry showcases, trailer hitches, & house for sale also, tons more. 8am-?? 10074 Fox Hollow Drive, Hampton. 702-8076016 55 Wanted METAL FRAMERS/DRY WALL HANGERS. $15/hr. to start. Transportation, tools a must. To Jackson ville FL. For info call Brad @ 904-796-3399 57 For Sale BUILDING AT 224 E. Washington Street. $7000. Could be mower shop or recycling shop. Call 904-964-6305 MOBILE HOME 3BR/2BA. 1 9/10 acres. $70,000. S 301 to CR 18, E to 325, go S to SE 86th St. Turn left, follow signs. 58 Child/Adult Home Care HOME DAYCARE all hours. Great rates. 30 plus years experience. All hours, lots of TLC. HRS certi fied, CPR certified and 386-496-1062. CHRISTIAN HOME-CARE/ CAREGIVER offering non-medical services for elderly. Light houseclean ing, meals, transporta tion etc. Experienced. References available. Asking $10/hr. 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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. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV EN The City of Starke will be accepting applications for the position of cashier. This is a non-exempt po sition, which involves a highly skilled individual who can multi-task in various functions. This position is responsible for taking daily payments from customers, open ing accounts, transfers, garbage complaints, cus tions, monthly reports, assisting in mailing cus tomers bills and prepare warrants. This position reports directly to the Finance Director. The starting salary will depend on the level of experi ence. Do not contact the City of Starke directly. For additional informa tion, please view the job description and complete an application, contact Florida Works, 819 South Walnut Street, Starke, FL (904) 964-8092. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! 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drug. One, its already illegal, so its a small step to something else illegal. Two, they have no self control, so once they find something that makes them feel good theyll look for something to feel even better. Thats a parenting issue more than anything else. And three, an excuse. Many kids just want to do something bad that they know is wrong. So when theyre asked why they went down that road, its easy to point to something early on that we want to hear. Addiction is hell for a lot of people. Yes, you can abuse and get addicted to weed, just like alcohol and cigarettes. Control. Support. Moderation. These things can help. But as far as dangers to society? Stoners really dont do that much, they mostly sit around and eat. The dangers are comparable to alcohol, and I hear few people supporting a return to prohibition, which was very much a failed experiment. With the widespread use of the drug, it would likely change very little in society, apart from the openness about the habit and the benefits to the economy. Like Ive said, I dont use and dont intend to ever start using marijuana. But I feel that the benefits of legalizing it outweigh the drawbacks. Stop spending money fighting a war we cannot win, stop sending out officers who would be of more benefit elsewhere, and start making money off of something that is not, in truth, particularly dangerous. If you dont want any dangerous products around, prohibition is just the start, youll have to criminalize cigarettes, glue, spray paint, and a whole lot more, and well spend even more money and time fighting all of that as well. Steven Spitzer Green and that defensive stand. Williston made it 14-3 with a field goal at the 1:49 mark of the third quarter, but Green put the Tigers up 21-3 with a 47-yard touchdown run. Cox completed a 50-yard touchdown pass to Johnson with 6:37 to play before Williston added the games last score on a 30-yard touchdown pass. UC 56 Eagles View 18 Darion Robinson had four touchdowns in a 56-18 win over Eagles View to cap the regular season. Green returned a punt 70 yards for the first score, followed by a 14-yard touchdown run by Dairon Alexander. Unions starters sat out most of the game, allowing some younger players, such as Robinson, to shine. Robinson scored the teams third touchdown on a 10yard run with 24 seconds left in the first quarter. Unions offense fumbled the ball away on two straight possessions, with Eagles View turning one into a score. However, the Tigers closed the first half with a 6-yard touchdown run by Robinson and a 50-yard touchdown pass from Ty Cook to Spencer Williams. Tyler kicked a 28-yard field goal in the third quarter, while a Union fumble set up Eagles View for another score on a 9-yard touchdown pass. Robinson added two more touchdown runs of 10 and 19 yards, sandwiched around a 29yard touchdown pass by Eagles View. Taz Worrell capped the scoring with an 8-yard touchdown run. UC 41 Crescent 13 Turnovers threatened to keep the game close, but in the end, the Tigers won their first-round playoff game against Crescent City by a score of 41-13. Union had the first two scores of the game on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Cox to Lillie and a 17-yard touchdown run by Edwards. Crescent City, though, recovered a Union fumble and scored on a 17-yard run to make it a one-score game in the second quarter. Cox tossed another touchdown pass, this time a 15-yarder to Johnson. The Raiders had another opportunity after intercepting a pass. They drove to the Union 2-yard line, but failed to score. In the second half, the Tigers had three touchdowns: a 70-yard run by Green, a 1-yard run by Edwards and a 4-yard run by Robinson. Crescent City had a 1-yard touchdown run to stay within two touchdowns prior to the final two scores by Edwards and Robinson. Dixie County 30 UC 20 It was a good start for the Tigers in their regional championship matchup against Dixie County, but the Bears outscored Union 18-7 in the second half in handing the Tigers a 30-20 loss. Dixie scored the games first touchdown on the second play from scrimmage, but the Bears committed four first-half turnovers. Edwards scored on a 6-yard run on a fourth-and-3 play that put the Tigers up 7-6 after Tylers extra point. Following an interception by Driggers, Lillie scored on a 16-yard run two minutes into the second quarter. The Bears pulled to within one point after scoring on a 40-yard touchdown pass with 18 seconds remaining in the first half. It was a bad third quarter for the Tigers. Dixie scored on a 25yard field goal, then drove into scoring position again after a Union fumble. Unions defense did make a stand as Dixie couldnt score on first-and-goal from the 5, but Cox was sacked for a safety after the turnover on downs. The Bears then received the ensuing free kick and drove downfield for another score to make the score 23-13 with 9:15 to play. Union, which ran only three plays from scrimmage in the third quarter, did make it a three-point game with 3:46 to play when Miller caught a 15yard touchdown pass from Cox. However, the Tigers could not recover an onside kick, and the Bears tacked on one final score on a 20-yard run. Union Correctional Institutions ROCK Hounds program will soon be celebrating its first year of operation with the graduation of nine more rehabilitated shelter dogs. Eight of those nine have already been adopted by families, but one is still looking for a forever home. Shelby is a 3-year-old Bassett Hound and bulldog mix. She stands about knee high to an adult. She has completed the training and will graduate on Aug. 22. The training ensures the dog is housebroken and teaches the dog to walk on a leash, obey voice commands like sit and stay, sleep in a crate/kennel at night and behave itself around people it doesnt know. Shelby is a mediumto low-energy dog that loves people and wants to have them all to herself. She doesnt like to share. Shelby was heartworm positive but has had the first of her treatments and, with monthly medication, she will be heartworm free. If you are interested in giving Shelby a forever home, please contact Officer Rachelle Parrish at 386-431-4077 or Officer Marcia Miller at 386-4314090. E-mail address is parrish. email@example.com. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 11B Shelby is a 3-year-old Bassett Hound/ bulldog up for adoption through UCIs ROCK Hounds program. UCI ROCK Hounds program has 1 dog for adoption 2013 Continued from 5B LETTER Continued from 4B
Dairon Alexander and Darion Robinson bring experience to the offensive backfield, but they will probably be utilized more on the defensive side of the ball, Pruitt said. Johnson, too, will see quite a bit of playing time on defense. Antwan Durn, a transfer from Sneads High School who used to live in Union County, will help with the running-back rotation. Durn was the leading rusher in Class 1A last season, but he has to earn his touches this season. As of right now, he hasnt beaten out Isaiah, Pruitt said. Ive got to see it, but theres not a whole lot of difference between him and Isaiah. The two big key returners on the defensive side of the ball are Casey Driggers and Alden McClellan, Pruitt said, adding that if he had 11 of each player, he could put a successful team on the field. McClellan earned all-state recognition at defensive end last season, recording 120 tackles, which was second on the team. He led the team with 35 tackles for loss. This season will see McClellan play at the Sam linebacker and strong safety positions. Hes going to play a little bit of everywhere, Pruitt said. He can cover the field sideline to sideline and get up in there with the big guys. Hes a real strong kid. He benches 340 pounds and probably weighs 170. Hes just one of those freaks of nature you get every now and then. Linebacker Casey Driggers is about 170 pounds, too. Pruitt calls him little dynamite, saying he brings a hammer when he makes a tackle. Driggers is not afraid to take on 250-260-pound defensive tackles in space. What hes going to give up in size and speed, he makes up for in technique and beating the other guy to the spot, Pruitt said. Pruitt cited returners Johnson and Joseph Merriex as key players as well. Johnson will play in the defensive backfield, while Merriex will be an anchor on the line at tackle. Hes a very fundamentally sound kid, Pruitt said of Merriex. Hes one of those players who can take on a double team and move them. Hes just a strong kid. For the first 5 yards, hes pretty explosive. Pruitt cited a couple of newcomers hes excited about, such as Andrew Peterson, a tackle, who is currently ahead of a starter from last season. James Ford is another newcomer who looks to play at defensive end, while Franklin Williams, a transfer from Gainesville High School who used to live in Union County, will help out in the secondary. Clay Hall is another player who could make an impact at defensive end or linebacker when he recovers from an injury sustained in an automobile accident. Hes just an around-the-balltype kid, Pruitt said. A bluecollar kid is what Id call him. Hes just a worker. As for his concerns on both sides of the ball, Pruitt said they are the offensive line and linebackers. Im always concerned about the offensive line, Pruitt said, while in regard to the position of linebacker, he said, I dont have 220-pound middle linebackers like Ive had in years past that can cover sideline to sideline. Besides a new strength coach, Union adds Chris Duguid to its offensive staff (line) and a new defensive coordinator in Jonathan Mauk, who replaces Steve Hoard. Hoard is still coaching the defensive line, but stepped down as defensive coordinator so hed have more time to devote to his duties as the new assistant principal at Lake Butler Elementary School. What hasnt changed from last year is the fact that the district schedule will be competitive. Last years district champ, Dixie County, who eliminated Union in the regional finals, loses a few key players, but returns its defensive front. Chiefland and Williston won seven and six games, respectively, while Pruitt believes Newberry, which won four games last year, has gotten through some of their growing pains. Outside of the district, Union will have to take on such teams as Keystone Heights, a Class 4A playoff team, West Nassau, another 4A team, and fellow 1A team Hamilton County, which qualified for the playoffs last year. Pruitt said its a tough slate for a team still identifying who a lot of its players are going to be and for a team that is trying to avoid injuries. This year, there are a lot of unanswered questions, Pruitt said. A lot of young kids are going to have to fill a lot of shoes, and theres not a lot of depth behind them. Union travels to play Hilliard in a preseason classic on Friday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The Tigers open the regular season on Friday, Aug. 29, with a 7 p.m. home game against Potters House. 12B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 HWY 301, STARKE | 904.964.7200murrayfordsuperstore.comTHIS IS FORD COUNTRY *WITH APPROVED CREDIT, $2,661 DUE AT SIGNING, 36 MONTH LEASE, NO SECURITY DEPOSIT. *All prices net of rebates, dealer retains all rebates if any. See dealer for details. **Art for illustration purposes only, prior sale subject to early deadlines. 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Caleb Cox, who prepares to throw a pass during Unions Aug. 7 practice, returns as starting quarterback. TIGERS Continued from 5B Tryouts for 12U fastpitch softball will be held at the Edwards Road complex in Starke at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24. Children who make the team must also be registered to play recreation ball in Bradford County. For more information, please call 904-796-8905, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 12U softball tryouts to be held in Starke Aug. 23-24