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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, Sept. 25, 2014 42 nd Year 21 st Issue 75 CENTS Whistleblower to pocket $60,000 BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A physician with offices in Starke and Keystone Heights agreed to pay a $100,000 settlement in connection with a Palatka-based sleep clinic for which he served as medical director. According to a U.S. Justice Department press release, Dr. George Restea, acted as the medical director for the Sleep Medicine Center in Palatka. The center also operated an office in Keystone Heights but later closed it. In the lawsuit, justice department lawyers claimed that Restea failed to properly carry out his role as medical director. The Sleep Medicine Center, along with its proprietor, Dr. Hubert Zachary, also settled with the government. The center agreed to a $200,000 payment and both the center and Zachary voluntarily agreed to be excluded from participation in federal health care programs for eight years. The civil suit claimed that from Jan. 1, 2010, until Nov. 13, 2013, Zachary ran the center, a clinic that treated patients for sleep-related disorders. Rather than treat patients in accordance with Medicare and TRICARE regulations, the government contended that Zachary and the Sleep Medicine Center submitted claims for polysomnographic sleep studies and psychological testing that were not medically necessary, were not conducted by appropriately licensed individuals, or were not actually performed. Donna Nichols, a former employee of the center, originally filed the lawsuit under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. She claimed that the defendants, the center and four physicians, violated the law by knowingly submitting false claims to the government for payment. Nichols will receive more than $60,000 as part of the governments settlement with the center, Restea and Zachary. The justice departments cases against the remaining two defendants, Dr. John DeCerce and Dr. George Young, continues. The government contends that these individuals also agreed to act as medical directors and staff physicians. While these doctors certified that they would supervise the clinic, the government alleges that the doctors merely lent their names in exchange for compensation. DOJ lawyers contend that the Sleep Medicine Center would not have been able to bill the federal health care programs, had the defendants exercised proper oversight. For example, the government alleges that Young signed durable medical equipment orders for patients that he never saw and that DeCerce signed sleep study interpretations even when the machines allegedly performing the approved studies were broken. Phone calls seeking comment for this story on Tuesday afternoon, to Resteas office in Starke were forwarded to a recording listing the practices normal operating hours. Keystone Heights physician settles suit with Justice Dept. Clay Electric announces $23 million construction project for Keystone Heights A rendering of Clay Electrics new headquarters by Bhide & Hall Architects, P.A. Courtesy of Clay Electric Cooperative. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Sept. 17 The general manager of Clay Electric Cooperative said the co-op plans to build four new buildings west of Keystone Heights over the next five years. Ricky Davis said in the coops newsletter, The Kilowatt that the $23 million project will house the organizations data and call centers and its finance, administrative, information and communications technology, human resources, member and public relations, and internal audit departments. The campus will also include the general managers office and board meeting room facilities. Workers will construct the new campus on property Clay Electric already owns, between its present buildings on the western edge of Keystone Heights and the Keystone Village Square shopping center. The co-op originally planned to launch the project last year, but delayed construction after it increased its monthly customer charge by $3 a month in October, and raised its energy charge on the first 1,000-kilowatt hours of power from 7.48 cents to 7.63 cents per kilowatt hour. The following January, Clay began passing along a 4.4-percent fuel cost increase it received from its power supplier, Seminole Electric. When announcing the delay last year, Davis said if the coop would have proceeded with the buildings, the projects would not have materially affected the co-ops financial results nor customers costs. These types of capital expenditures dont affect our expenses all that much because the money is borrowed and paid back over a long period, but I think its wise to put these projects on hold, Davis said. In 2013 the co-op completed construction of a new 7,496-square foot Lake City district office at a cost of $2.6 million. It also remodeled and expanded its Orange Park district office. Davis said conditions are now favorable for the co-ops $23 million project because of low construction costs and interest rates. He also said Clay Electrics normal year-to-year construction budget is lower this year. The need for the project first arose from a 2007 study which concluded that the co-ops current buildings in Keystone Heights, housing its administrative and other units, were vulnerable to fire and storm damage. During the 2004 hurricane season, the structure housing the co-ops data and communications equipment suffered water damage to its walls, carpet and equipment. If we were to experience a fire or other damaging event, Davis wrote in The Kilowatt, our communications and data links would be down for a while and many of our functions would stop until these systems were replaced. Davis also said the co-ops call center, now located in Keystone Heights District offices on Citrus Street, has outgrown the 1958 structure. The call center has grown in recent years to the point that its now a less efficient work environment for our personnel, he wrote. Its clear we need a new call center facility that offers additional space, more soundproofing features, and an area set aside for training. Davis said the cost of the project, spread over 30 years and among 167,000 accounts, amounts to around 65 cents per customer per month. He added, however, that the co-op will not raise rates to cover construction costs. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Sept. 16 -The Sept. 10 arrival of a Lockheed L-188 Electra to the Keystone Airport may have marked a new stage in the economic development of the facility, according to airport officials and the leader of a business there. Don Deyo, the leader of Mercair, is refurbishing the Electra for future service as either a tanker or for transporting freight in the arctic. Deyo has been developing his niche of servicing older aircraft for 30 years. Now, the growth of Mercair is forcing the airport to expand and is sending Deyo into the labor market looking for help. Zantop Air Service The American-made turboprop took off earlier in the day from an airport in Michigan. When the aircraft touched down in Keystone hours later, one of the most prominent features of the plane was the word Zantop painted in red lettering across the fuselage. Deyo said the Zantop moniker represents the aircrafts prior service and the glory days of air freight. Zantop was probably the largest domestic freight carrier from the 1940s through the 1970s. The company specialized in military contracts and automobile manufacturing inventory. Deyo said that changes in the aircraft industry eventually forced freight carriers out of the market. When they went to what they call the wide-body passenger airplanes, Deyo explained, like a 767, the entire lower part of that airplane was full of freight. He said that once the passenger airlines moved into the freight market, freight airlines like Zantop were pushed out. Mercair Deyos company, Mercair, specializes in maintenance for Lockheed Electras, P-3 Orions, C-130s and similar aircraft. I am probably the last person in the world that actively supports the Lockheed Electra, he said. They were built from 1959 to 1961. There were only 170 airplanes built, and there are probably between 20 and 30 left operational, throughout the world, right now. Deyo used to travel around the globe, training pilots and mechanics about the plane, in addition to supplying parts for the Electra. Right now, we are down to about two or three major operators of the airplane and most of those are in western Canada, he said. He added that one or two more operators may exist in South America or Africa, but the plane is no longer flown in European airspace. Deyo said that today, the two primary missions of the Electra are firefighting and Arctic cargo. Reality T.V. star The Electra has also made its See PLANES, 2A Old planes bring new jobs to Keystone Airport BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Sept. 18 Members of the citys growth management committee presented their proposed sign ordinance to around 40 members of the Keystone Heights business community on Sept. 18. The committees chairman, Keystone Heights Mayor Tony Brown, started the meeting by trying to quell the notion heard among many of the merchants at the beginning of the meeting: that city officials with little business experience of their own,, through the sign ordinance, were arbitrarily imposing rules and costs on businesses. Brown told the crowd that the committees goal is to help develop an economically viable commercial district with character and community support. He said he hoped the committees work would result in a city with exciting weekend activities that give people a reason to come downtown. We are not out to throw down the hammer on anybody, he said. We want to help you. He added that over the previous 10 months, the panel has looked at successful development efforts of towns like Mt. Dora, Safety Harbor, Cedar Key and Tampas Ybor City neighborhood. The mayors comments drew some heckles from the audience, pointing out that Keystone Heights is not Tampa. City Planner Susan Frazier then took over for Brown, trying to sell the plan to the business leaders. You are right, said Frazier. Your market area is not the same as St. Augustine, but the same rules apply. People come to you for certain reasons and we think we can make the area more attractive and draw more people to this area that wouldnt come unless we change. Some of these places are bigger than us, she added, but they all have character. When you wake up on Saturday morning, and say, Where am I going this weekend? you might say, Im going to St. Augustine or Im going to Mt. Dora to go antique shopping. But you go because there is a picture in your head of what these little places are like, so we are going to copy that. Frazier then took the audience through a slide show, comparing blighted areas around the southeastern United States with successfully-redeveloped ones. Frazier said the Growth Management Committee, working in concert with the Heritage Commission and the Community Redevelopment Agency, searched for communities that have successfully attracted visitors and customers to commercial districts. Brown added, We are not into marketing your business, but we are in the business of making our town look better. And its not that we are telling you that you have ugly-looking buildings he added. Brown also reminded the audience about the citys successful faade grant program, which was a factor in the city winning the 2010 Florida Redevelopment Association Presidents Award. He also said that the sign See SIGNS, 3A Growth management committee tries to win over businesses to new sign rules
2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 K e y s t o n e H e i g h t s W e l c o m e s t h e r e t u r n o f o u rF A R M E R S M A R K E TO p e n S a t u r d a y s 9 a m 1 p m Lake Region MonitorUSPS 114-170 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Keystone Heights, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Lake Region MonitorP.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091 7382 SR 21 Keystone Heights, FL 32656Phone: (352) 473-2210 (352) 473-6721 John M. Miller, PublisherSubscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six monthsEditor: Dan Hildebran Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: Kevin Miller Darlene Douglass Typesetting Eileen Gilmore Advertising and Newspaper Prod. Earl W. Ray Classified Adv. Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping: Joan Stewart-Jones Southwestern Clay County property crimes, Aug. 11Sept. 14 (1) On Aug. 11, an unlocked vehicle was stolen from in front of a residence on Orchid Avenue. (2) On Aug. 11, items were stolen from a vacant residence and a shed behind the residence on Paradise Drive. There were signs of forced entry into the residence. (3) On Aug. 13, miscellaneous collectible coins, other collectible items and a shotgun were stolen from a residence on C.R. 315C. There were signs of forced entry into the residence. (4) On Aug. 20, a cellphone and other items left unattended were stolen from an under-construction residence on C.R. 214. (5) On Aug. 20, a trailer containing lawn equipment was stolen from the yard at a residence on Cherokee Court. (6) On Aug. 22, a window was broken on a mobile home in a trailer park on S.R. 100. (7) On Aug. 24, items were stolen from an unlocked pickup truck parked under the car port at a residence on Highland Drive. (8) On Aug. 25, a lawnmower was stolen from the backyard at a residence on Rodeo Drive. (9) On Aug. 26, a riding lawn mower was stolen from vacant property on Dennison Avenue. (10) On Aug. 30, a wallet left unattended was stolen from the top of the Red Box video rental machine at the CVS Pharmacy on West Walker Drive. (11) On Aug. 31, a laptop computer, firearms, food and other items were stolen from an unlocked residence on Drake Avenue. (12) On Sept. 1, drawers were opened in the bedrooms and jewelry was stolen from a residence on Forest Hills Road in Melrose. There were no signs of forced entry into the residence. (13) On Sept. 1, a window-mounted air conditioning unit was stolen from a residence on South Lawrence Boulevard. (14) On Sept. 1, power tools were stolen from a residence being remodeled on Blazing Star Road in Melrose. (15) On Sept. 4, a metal mailbox was hit and damaged at a residence on Blue Marlin Drive. (16) On Sept. 7, a suspect walked up to a Keystone Heights homeowner, and asked for a ride down the road to the Kangaroo Express. When the suspect got out of the vehicle, the suspect stole the victims purse. (17) On Sept.13, lawn mowers were stolen from Lake Area Small Engine on Kyle Street. There were signs of forced entry into the business. (18) On Sept. 14, items were stolen from two residences along Southwest Pecan Street. There were signs of forced entry into both residenc es. way onto television, featured in the reality show Ice Pilots NWT. The program will begin its sixth season on Canadas History Television in October. It chronicles the operations of Buffalo Airways and its leader, Buffalo Joe McBryan. Among other services, the company flies fuel and supplies from its base in Yellowknife in Canadas Northwest Territory to the communities of Resolute and Alert. The latter settlement is the northernmost, permanently inhabited place on earth, only 508 miles from the North Pole. Arctic freight Deyo said that one or more of the Electras that are refurbished in Keystone may wind up with Buffalo Airways. He added that McBryan may visit Keystone in the coming year. Deyo said the gravel runways in the remote areas of the Northwest Territory are off limits to jet engines. He said the 737, which is the everyday, go-to airplane for most applications in United States, have large engines which hang down from the wings. They are like big Hoover Vacuum Cleaners, he said of the engines. They suck up all that air and you cant operate them near gravel and snow, because there is a chance the engines will take in the foreign materials. Deyo added that the Electras design gives it advantages over jets in firefighting. He said prop planes offer better maneuverability than jet aircraft and can perform short field take offs and landings. Another company with operations at the airport, MHDRockland, is a parts supplier for the Electra, P-3 Orion (the military version of the L-188 Electra), C-130 Hercules, and some of the other aircraft that Deyos firm supports. MHD-Rockland owns the Electra at the airport. Deyo said the two firms work together, with Mercair performing the field work and MHD-Rockland providing the parts. McBryan has also incorporated Buffalo Airways USA in Florida. Deyo said the new company, also based in Keystone, will likely be the end user of the refurbished Electras, either for firefighting duty in the U.S. or hauling freight in Canada. Deyo said the planes could also be used in a third application, delivering oil dispersants to an oil spill. Dispersants gained notoriety after their use following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The move to Keystone Deyo served in the Navy for 25 years, flying the P-3. After retirement, he flew the Electra. Mercair was based at Jacksonvilles Herlong Airport, with about half the space that the company leases now from the Keystone Airpark Authority. Seven years ago, Deyo was looking for a place to expand. He said the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, which owns Herlong, provided an additional incentive to move when it increased Deyos rent. They actually doubled my rent in 2008, right in the heart of the recession-, he said, just about put us out of business. Deyo said that over the last 20-30 years, he has travelled the world, locating inoperable Electras and P-3s, buying the remains and stripping the planes of salvageable parts. Since we cant buy new parts anymore, we take old parts and do overhauls, he explained. Since they dont build the subcomponents for them either, Ill take, for example, an actuating cylinder, Ill take three cylinders and make two. The only way to keep the airplanes running is by having a large stash of these spare components. Mercair started its move from Herlong to Keystone in 2011. Deyo said his crew is still unpacking boxes from the move. Airport expansion and job growth The companys growth within the airports main hanger is pushing expansion at the facility. Airpark Authority Chairman Noel Thomas told the city council earlier this month that the authority is seeking a $70,000 loan to finance a new hanger. The Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum, which has held monthly fly-ins at Keystones main hanger, recently announced that it will move the monthly events to another location at the airport. Deyo added that he hopes to start hiring more workers, once the FAA approves his certificate for a repair station in Keystone. He said that now, most of his labor force consists of part-time Navy retirees, who worked on P-3s and other planes while in the service. He added that eventually, as business continues to grow, the company will transition to fulltimers. We are looking at some of these young fellows coming back from the military, he said, that may have worked on similar aircraft. Deyo also said that since he has spent the last 30 years training people how to fly and repair the Electras, he is able to train novices about the aircraft. We are willing to teach people that have the right stuff, he said, that can show us they PLANES Continued from 2A See HIRING, 3A
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 3A JOB WELL DONE! LAKE REGION MONITOR THE UNION COUNTY TIMES The best walk-in tub just got better with breakthrough technology! Introducing the all new Safe Step Walk-In Tub featuring heated seating and two new foot massaging jets. rfnrntbnr NOW enjoy warm comfort NEW PRODUCT Safe Step Tubs have received the Ease-of-Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation MADE IN THE U.S.A.WITH PRIDE For more information call now1-800-912-4104 Financing available with approved credit. ordinance and the accompanying grant program is just one component of the citys efforts to attract more visitors to Keystone Heights. The goal is, we want you to make more money, added committee member Dan Lewandowski. We want our community to look better. We want people to be proud to be from here. Frazier then went into the specifics of the proposed ordinance. She reviewed a handout that compared the citys current sign ordinance with the proposed changes. She also said that businesses with signs that are in compliance with the current law, but not with the new law would have five years to comply with the new sign ordinance. Frazier and Brown also outlined the citys sign grant program, which will cover 80-percent of the costs of new signs, up to a total sign cost of $2,000. Frazier added that the committee researched likely costs for businesses to purchase signs that comply with the new law and found an average cost of LRM Legals 9/25/14 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Notice is hereby given that pursu ant to the Florida Self Storage Fa cility Act Statutes (Section 83.801, 83.809), Lake Area Storage, LLC, will sell the following items to the highest and best bidder on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. (EST) at 7101 SR 21, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656: Unit# 247, containing misc. household items. 9/18 2tchg 9/25-LRM NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Notice is hereby given that pursu ant to the Florida Self Storage Fa cility Act Statutes (Section 83.801, 83.809), Lake Area Storage, LLC, will sell the following items to the highest and best bidder on Thursday, October 7, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. (EST) at 7101 SR 21, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656: Unit# 240, containing household items. 9/25 2tchg 10/2-LRM NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS City of Keystone Heights The City Council of the City of Key stone Heights will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Ordinance 2014-539 and Ordinance 2014-543 on October 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM or as soon thereafter as can be heard The PUBLIC HEARINGS will be held at City Hall, 555 South Lawrence Boulevard, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 in the Council Meeting Room. Ordinance 2014-539 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TI TLE XI: BUSINESS REGULATIONS, CHAPTER 117: TOBACCO SALES TO MINORS OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF KEYSTONE HEIGHTS PROHIBIT ING THE SALE OF E-CIGARETTES WITHIN THE CITY TO PERSONS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE, PROHIBITING THE USE OF E-CIGARETTES WITHIN THE CITY WHERE SMOKING IS PROHIBIT ED, PROHIBITING SELF-SERVICE MERCHANDISING IN THE SALE OF E-CIGARETTES AND LIQUID NICOTINE WITHIN THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT WITH OTHER ORDINANCES; PROVID ING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVID ING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE. Ordinance 2014-543 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 127 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF KEYSTONE HEIGHTS; PROVID ING FOR CONFLICT WITH OTHER ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE Ordinance 2014-539 and Ordinance 2014-543 may be reviewed in its en tirety at City Hall during regular busi ness hours. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances. Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made to any matter considered at such hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceeding for such purpose. He or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the tes timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Flor ida Statutes, a person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or at any subsequent meeting to which the Board has continued its delibera tions is advised that such person will need a record of all proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of all proceedings is made, which must include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to participate in this matter should contact the City of Keystone Heights City Manager by mail at Post Office Box 420, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656, or by telephone at number (352) 473-4807, no later than five (5) days prior to the hearing or proceed ing for which this notice has been given. 9/25 1tchg-LRM LEGALS can learn. Well train them. He added that he already has one Keystone Heights hire in a training program. Every one of us working here now should be retired, he said, so we are looking for some young blood to come in. We are looking for people who dont just want a job. We want people who are looking for a career. HIRING Continued from 2A $1,500. What became apparent to many in the audience as Frazier went over the new rules, is that many signs in the city do not comply with the towns current rules. This brought complaints from some in the gallery that city officials have done a poor job communicating and enforcing the towns sign rules. Several of the merchants, including Chaiyz Brown of Computer Solutions, asked the committee to allow lighted Open signs to be displayed in front windows. Pretty much every business in town has a neon open sign, Brown said. Committee members said they would likely accommodate Browns request. Other audience members, including Ralph Leibold of Keystone Kutters, argued that the city should have taken a different approach than overhauling the entire sign ordinance. He suggested that city officials should have targeted signs in the town that dont look good and offered to use community redevelopment funds to upgrade those displays. Other business owners told the committee it should have focused on increasing foot traffic in the downtown area first, then directed its attention to signs. Frazier responded by asking that if they were going to invite someone over to dinner, would they clean the house before or after the event. Keystone Heights Mayor Tony Brown (center) opens a meeting of the growth management committee while (l-r) City Planner Susan Frazier and committee members Marion Kelly, Fred Pitts, Dan Lewandowski and Karen Lake look on. SIGNS Continued from 1A
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N. of traffic light)Preacher: Gene Morgan Bible Study: Sunday 9 AM Worship Service 10 am & 6 pm Ladies Bible Study: Fri. 3:00 PM Mid-week Bible Study: Wed. 7:30 PM : What does the bible say about our steps in this life? : Oh Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself: It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps. A mans heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps. Direct my steps by Your word, and let no Alachua Sheriff warns about green dot card fraud GAINESVILLE, Sept. 23 The Alachua County Sheriffs Office said it continues to receive calls from citizens who have been targeted by suspects representing themselves as agents from local businesses such as Gainesville Regional Utilities, Clay Electric, the Alachua County Sheriffs Office and most recently, Walmart in an effort to secure payment with a prepaid Green Dot Visa gift card. In a recent case involving the Alachua County Sheriffs Office, a citizen was notified that they had an active Alachua County warrant and needed to send a prepaid Green Dot Visa gift card in the amount of $1000 to resolve the warrant. In another case, the suspect represented themselves as Walmart and told the citizen that there was a problem with their layaway and that in order to resolve that balance they needed to send a prepaid Green Dot Visa gift card. Please do not send anyone a prepaid Green Dot Visa gift card without first verifying that the problem is legitimate first, the office said in a statement. With the holiday season quickly approaching, it is important that all residents be aware of these scams in order to keep from becoming a victim. We are encouraging residents to not send prepaid Green Dot Visa gift cards to anyone without first confirming that a problem is legitimate. Please call the Alachua County Sheriffs Office at 352-955-1818 if you receive a call that involves a scam. Alachua Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator wins national award GAINESVILLE, Sept. 19--The University of Floridas Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator has been recognized as a national leader in technology-based economic development by the State Science and Technology Institute, known as SSTI. The incubator won SSTIs 2014 Excellence in TechnologyBased Economic Development award for its exceptional achievement in the technology commercialization category. Sid Martin Biotech companies and graduates have attracted more than $1.2 billion in funding activity. Incubator companies have created more than 2,000 high-wage jobs and have had an economic impact of well over $100 million per year in Alachua County. Gator research discoveries are transforming both the laboratory and the marketplace. Were thrilled to earn another recognition of our efforts to fuel the state and nations economy through technology commercialization, said UF Vice President for Research David Norton. The award was presented during a ceremony sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co. at SSTIs Annual Conference in Chicago, attended by more than 300 local, regional and national leaders in economic development from 42 states and two Canadian provinces. Award winners serve as national models for states and regions investing in science, technology and innovation to grow their economies and create high-paying jobs, according to the SSTI. The Sid Martin Biotech Incubator at the University of Florida has consistently moved forward in achieving its vision, said SSTI President Dan Berglund. Any incubator, regardless of technology focus, could learn something from this program, its flexibility, and the long-term commitment of its community of partners. Successful technology-based economies tend to include a research base that generates new knowledge, mechanisms for transferring knowledge into the marketplace, an entrepreneurial culture, sources of risk capital, and a technically skilled workforce, according to the SSTI. Built in 1995, the UF Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator is one of the countrys first bio-business incubators. The 40,000-square-foot bioscience complex was created with the goal of commercializing UF technologies around the life sciences. Bradford Lawmakers celebrate Hampton comeback BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor HAMPTON, Sept. 19 Two state lawmakers, who were intent on dissolving the city of Hampton earlier this year hosted a barbecue for the towns residents to mark the citys achievements. State Sen. Rob Bradley, Rep. Charles Van Zant Sr. and their staffs served around 150 meals at Hamptons Victory Baptist Church on Sept. 19. The turnout equated to approximately 30 percent of the citys population. The church was also the site of a legislative delegation meeting on March 28 where Van Zant and Bradley decided to rescind a measure that would have revoked the citys charter. Bradley and Van Zant threatened the dissolution after reading the results of a state audit. The report catalogued 31 findings of inadequate accounting practices, poor budgetary controls and deficient administrative and procurement procedures. Van Zant said during the barbecue that after reading the audit report, he felt he could get the backing from his colleagues to rescind Hamptons charter. The legislature generally believed the city of Hampton ought to be dissolved, said Van Zant. They were a corrupt government and had been so for years. Their claim to fame was a police force out on 301 that was milking the public. Bradley said that after he and Van Zant read the report, the pair saw dissolution as the most reasonable course of action. We were so shocked and appalled by what we read in that audit, he recalled. It reflected such a deep and longstanding way of doing things that were not consistent with how things should be done. We were concerned that there was no turning back, that it was too far gone. But shock and anger gave way to empathy when during a Feb. 27 meeting at the Bradford County Courthouse, Hampton residents pleaded with the lawmakers to give their city one more chance. They came to us and said, Do not do this. Do not dissolve this city, Bradley recalled. They agreed with us that what happened in the past was unacceptable and must change. Sheriff Gordon Smith said that even before the lawmakers stunned Hampton residents with their announcement to dissolve the city, many residents had struggled for years with the towns leadership at city hall. He said that some Hampton residents have been complaining for years about mismanagement and possible malfeasance within the municipal government, but those complaints appeared to fall on deaf ears. Frustration with the lack of change grew into apathy among the population and a disengaged electorate. They legitimately felt that no matter who I tell, nothing ever happens, he said. New City Councilman Dan Williams said that participation in city government lapsed so low that the city clerk had to scour the town, recruiting candidates for the council so Hampton could maintain a minimum number of officials. For several years, Hampton went without a mayor because no one applied for the job. Smith said that after he fielded complaints about Hamptons clerk and police force, he also at times, did not know where to turn. I didnt have any answers, he said. Smith said that from a law enforcement perspective, he didnt have enough evidence to move against town officials, even though he knew that the claims of mismanagement and abuse of power were valid. And the complaints kept coming. I would go to church, he recalled. I would go to Walmart. I would go to funerals and I would have people literally coming up to me crying and saying, Youve got to help us. Smith said that he and Hampton residents who were pushing for change, did not anticipate Van Zants and Bradleys radical proposal to dissolve the town. He also said the he and others were unaware of the scope and magnitude of Hamptons problems. County Commissioner Danny Riddick, another official pushing for change in Hamptons police department, said that he also was surprised by the drastic step the two lawmakers proposed. Williams, who was appointed as an interim council member and won election to the panel on Sept. 9, said Bradley and Van Zants threat was the ultimate wakeup call. That was an aha moment, he said. From that point on, people have gotten a lot more involved. Williams said that the February meeting in Starke also signaled a turning point in the towns direction. He sensed a change in the mood in both the towns residents and in the legislators as Hamptonites asked for a second chance. Williams family has been in Hampton since the 1920s and several of his family members have served on the city council through the years. His grandfather was a former town marshal. He was also the last speaker during the meeting in Starke, and his presentation impressed Van Zant, who asked the T.D. Bank financial services representative Four Corners Report: News from Alachua, Bradford, Clay and Putnam counties See HAMPTON, 5A
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 5A Call 7 days a week 8am 11pm EST Promo Code: MB06141-800-831-1867 CALL NOW LIMITED TIME SAVINGS! mo Promotional Packages Starting At...FOR 12 MONTHSNot eligible for Hopper or HD to serve on the towns council. Rep. Van Zant asked me if I would be willing to serve, Williams recalled, temporarily, at least until the election. Williams also worked in credit and collections for Gainesville Regional Utilities in the 1970s and has a background in grant writing, so he had some skills Hampton needed to get its accounting and utilities operations back in order. I jumped in and just applied the stuff that I knew and did the best that I could, he said. We stabilized the water department. We instituted some fiscal controls. Williams said many of the policies he initiated were basic, like reconciling accounting reports, securing deposits and locking the office door when leaving. Van Zant said former acting Mayor Myrtice McCullough also played a pivotal role in accounting for much of the towns missing funds and for shepherding the reforms he and Bradley demanded. She really hung in there, he said of McCullough. She took a lot of heat from the legislature. She came to Tallahassee. She pulled the whole thing together and whatever we asked, she got it done. The Keystone Heights-based representative also credited Smith, Floridas Rural Water Association, the city of Waldo and a small-government consultant from Georgia for helping the town get back on its feet. However Van Zant gave most of the credit for the citys turnaround to Hampton residents, who first persuaded the lawmakers to reconsider the plan to abolish the city, and later enacted reforms. Folks stepped up to the plate: he said, good citizens, pastors, people stepped up from all walks of life. Bradley shared that assessment. This was a ground-up movement, he said. The people of Hampton deserve 100 percent of the credit. There were some dark days there over the last year, he added. But the darkness has subsided and the light has come out and this is a new beginning for the city. The best is yet to come. I hear nothing but optimism, Bradley continued. I hear excellent feedback from the residents. They are excited that they took control of their city and have started to move it in the right direction. Smith said that due to the international media coverage over the towns impending demise, Hamptons turnaround is now emerging as a case study in community leadership. They have shown the world that you can fight city hall and win, he said. Smith said that the Hampton story is now one of municipal reform. He said other communities are asking how the town came back. Ive got people calling me from other countries, he said. Ive got people calling me from other cities in the state of Florida and out of the state asking me, How did you get that to happen? People are interested. The sheriff echoed Bradleys and Van Zants judgment that Hamptons rank and file led the charge to save the town. The heroes are really the average, everyday citizens, he said during the barbecue, the people who showed up here. They stood up and they showed everybody that they could make a difference. They have set an example for cities all across this country, Smith continued, for people who have given up. They have proven that it is worth the fight. Smith also said that the Hampton story is not over. Investigators and prosecutors are continuing a criminal investigation of former town officials. Smith said the inquiry has slowed because of the need to assemble a proper paper trail and the requirement of matching specific allegations to the physical evidence. The good thing about it is, he said, even with no criminal charges at this point, the people have made a total difference. Bradley also said that even while celebrating the towns accomplishments over the past year, work remains. This is a long process, he said. I am confident that they are heading in the right direction. Williams appeared optimistic, yet reserved when talking about the towns future. He said some Hampton residents are still apathetic, content on letting others handle the towns affairs. Maybe it was kind of an emotional thing right at the beginning, he said of his neighbors efforts to save the city. Well see what happens a year from now. Ive noticed yards are cleaner. There are one or two yards that have had multiple, dilapidated, junkie cars in them. That has been cleaned up. Williams also said that civic pride and taking responsibility for the town extends beyond running the government. He said he hopes residents will look out for one another and take pride in the citys appearance. I told a guy one day, he recalled, if you cant figure out what to do to help Hampton, go mow your grass. Bradford Pumpkin Escape turns 20 years old STARKE, Sept. 23 A rare maybe even spooky convergence will take place on Friday, Oct. 31, when the Great Pumpkin Escape in downtown Starke arrives on Halloween night. Now in its 20 th year, the safe alternative to trick-or-treating envisioned by downtown business leaders has certainly proven successful. The quest for a safe place for our children to trick-or-treat has definitely been accomplished, said Lee Sparks, president of the Downtown Business Community Association, in a recent letter seeking corporate sponsorship. This event has become a real family-oriented occasion. We encourage surrounding communities to become part of the festival. Games, contests, entertainment and, of course, free candy are all part of the excitement. In addition to all of that, restaurants including The Downtown Grill and Tony and Als will be open for diners, and The Florida Twin Theatre will be open showing the latest movies. The Great Pumpkin Escape will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Halloween night. It has been the communitys support for a great idea that has carried the event this long, Sparks said. In addition to the Downtown Business Community Association, sponsors have included the city of Starke, the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce, Walmart, DuPont, Davis Brothers Express, CSX Railroad, Bradford County Telegraph, the residents of Walnut Street, Bradford High students, Phil and Charlotte Cay, Florida Twin Theatre, The Downtown Grill, Williams Jewelry, the fire departments in Theressa and Heilbron Springs, Carls Signs, and Bradford Salvage & Parts. Because of the growth of the event, the business association is seeking additional sponsorships and individual contributors. Small toys, candy and gift certificates are all needed. In addition, you can sign up to run a booth or become a corporate sponsor by calling Sparks at the Florida Twin Theatre at 904966-1150, Chrissy Thompson at The Downtown Grill at 904964-9253 or the chamber of commerce at 904-964-5278. Donations or booth applications can also be mailed to DBCA, P.O. Box 1027, Starke, FL 32091. Putnam VyStar opens branch inside Palatka High School PALATKA, Sept. 17 Student employees, VyStar Credit Union executives, local elected officials and school administrators were on hand to cut the ribbon for the grand opening of VyStars Palatka High School branch on Sept. 16. The branch will be staffed entirely by PHS students and will offer checking and savings acclunts. It will be open only to PHS students, teachers and staff members, and is located in a former classroom near the commons area. VyStar entered into an agreement with the Putnam County School District to establish the VyStar Academy of Business and Finance for the 2014-15 school year. This is another opportunity for VyStar to play a role in educating our young people in northeast Florida on financial matters that could affect them over their entire life, said Terry West, president and CEO of VyStar Credit Union. We are proud to be a part of the VyStar Academy of Business and to be working with the Putnam school system. George Berry, chairman of VyStars board of directors, told the students who work in the branch that they exemplified PHSs motto of Pride, Honor and Success. Senior Jacob Higginbotham, the branchs marketing manager, told the audience that VyStar has high professional expectations for their employees. He also said that he enjoyed speaking to other students about the advantages of opening an account with the credit union. We are so appreciative that Vystar is providing this opportunity for our students, said Phyllis Criswell, superintendent of Putnam County Schools. Its a great professional working experience for the students employed by the branch. It will also encourage and teach financial responsibility to the students who use its services. VyStar accepted applications from students within the Academy of Business at PHS. They selected 12 students through an interview process by school personnel and VyStar management. The selected students went through an extensive 10-week, paid, training program at VyStar during the summer. VyStar is truly making a difference in the students education and their future, said Mary Beth Hedstrom, PHS principal. Melrose United Methodist Church The Melrose United Methodist Church is holding a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. Carryout dinners are available. The church will also be selling homebaked goodies. American Legion Post 202 Every Tuesday night from 4 to 7 p.m., Post 202 offers tacos to the general public. Dine-in or carry-out. Steak, chicken, or burger and beans tacos sell for $1.50 each. Taco salads, $4. Gadara Baptist Church Gadara Baptist Church will celebrate its 138th Homecoming on Sept. 28. Pastor Shawn House and the congregation extend a warm welcome to come and join them on this special day. Dan Benham will lead in worship and provide special music. We will have a great time of testimony during the worship hour. A covered dish luncheon will be provided after the morning service. Gadara Baptist Church is located at 6779 CR 315-C across from McRae Elementary School. For more information please contact the church office at 352-473-3615. Santa Fe Audubon The bugs of Floridas ancient scrub are the fascinating topic of the next meeting of Santa Fe Audubon. The meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6:45 pm at Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall in Melrose. Dr. Mark Deyrup is the speaker; he is Senior Research Biologist at Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid, and an authority on Floridas scrub community of plants and animals. His talk will be entertaining and enlightening. Dr. Deyrup is co-author of Floridas Fabulous Insects. Insects are our most important pollinators of food, landscape, and forest plants and trees. They are subject to population declines because of indiscriminate insecticide use, introduced Worth Noting See AUDUBON, 6A HAMPTON Continued from 4A
6A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 exotic predators and diseases. Insects are an invaluable part of food production and their survival is necessary to continue providing ecological services for our agricultural crops. The beautiful Monarch butterflies, with their fascinating and complex migration, are vulnerable to eradication because of pesticide use on the plants their caterpillars use as food. Everyone is welcome. Great refreshments and prizes. For more information, call Joyce King, 352-475-1999. Lake Area Ministries 2014 marks the 25 th year Lake Area Ministries has been providing food and other needed resources to the needy and hungry within our lake area community. The LAM executive board is planning a celebration on Saturday, Sept. 27 to commemorate this milestone and recognize the many volunteers and community organizations who have been so supportive over the years. LAM is an all-volunteer food pantry located on Commercial Circle in Keystone Heights. Twenty-two local churches, as well as community clubs, organizations and businesses enable the ministry to serve many who are dealing with hard times or who are permanently disabled and unable to work. The number of clients needing assistance has increased significantly over the past 25 years. The celebration will center on recognizing supporters and volunteers who have enabled LAM to serve the less fortunate within our lake area community. Because LAM is operated totally by volunteers and financially supported by contributions from the community, the focus of the celebration will be an appreciation to all who have made the ministry possible. Sons of AMVETS The Sons of AMVETS annual golf tournament will be held on Sept. 27 at the Keystone Country Club. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Early sign up is recommended. All proceeds will go to the Sons of AMVETS family of charities such as the Wounded Warrior Project, American Cancer Society and many others. After the tournament, a dinner, which is included in the price of the registration fee, will be held at Post 86 where team and individual awards will be handed out. There will also be raffles and many other prizes. Registration fees are $50 per golfer, $5 per mulligan, $10 for three mulligans, $2 per raffle Hole sponsorships are also available. For more information, call Bob Alexander at 352-4943953 Gary Ellingham at 352215-1235, Seaboard Johnson at 352-235-2311 or the post at 352473-7951. Florida Monarch Festival Join us Saturday, September 27, 10am 5pm and Sunday, September 28, 10am 4pm for the 4th Annual Florida Monarch Festival. Held at the picturesque Greathouse Butterfly Farm, the Florida Monarch Festival has something for everyone. Enjoy delicious food, including gluten-free choices, activities for all ages, educational talks and walks and three butterfly releases, which include a tag and release of monarch butterflies. Partake in a delightful shopping experience with our wonderful variety of vendors, and dont forget the Butterfly Emporium, the most unique butterfly gift shop you will find anywhere. Keystone-Lake Region Business Association The Keystone Lake-Region Business Association invites you to celebrate the spirit of the fall by creating a scarecrow for the Second Annual Scarecrow Strut. Every business, school, civic, and non-profit organization, is encouraged to design, build, and display a themed scarecrow for the community to enjoy throughout downtown Keystone Heights. The Scarecrow Strut is a time when our community comes alive with whimsical scarecrows and we get a chance to Strut Our Stuff.This is a great opportunity for visitors to Keystone Heights to get out and enjoy a relaxing stroll, while voting for their favorite scarecrow, our downtown businesses to garner attention, and a great opportunity for the community to come together. For more information, please contact Doug Wise at 352473-9991, dcwise@AOL.com; or Deirdre Murphy at 352281-3026, deirdremurphy@ watsonrealtycorp.com. Gold Head Branch State Park Are you looking for a fun educational family experience that doesnt cost a fortune? The Keystone Heights Library, the Melrose Public Library, and Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park have joined forces to bring you an afternoon of family literacy fun. Pack the family and a picnic and join us for the Read With Trees event at the Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 2-3:30 pm. Entrance to the park is free when you show your library card or library book, or bring a donation of a new or gently used family-friendly book! We will be camping in the park, there will be nature stories, crafts, activities, and snacks. Read with Miss Chris of the Keystone Heights Library and Ranger Earl. Create a camping craft and smores in a bag with Miss Sheree of the Melrose Public Library. The festivities will begin and end in the recreation building across the parking lot from the playground. Look for the Read With Trees signs. Gold Head Branch State Park is located six miles north of Keystone Heights at 6239 State Road 21: this program is free and all are invited to attend. For information call the park at (352) 473-4701 or the Keystone Heights Public Library at (352) 473-4286, or the Melrose Public Library at (352) 475-1237. Read With Trees is sponsored by the Clay County Library System, the Putnam County Library System and Gold Head Branch State Park, Williamsons Food Store, the Chili Cook-Off held at Chiappinis Gas Station and Store, and Gator Office Products, Inc. The refreshments are provided by the Melrose Library Association. Wreaths Across America On Dec, 13, at noon, volunteers will place wreaths at over 850 locations worldwide to honor veterans for the holidays. This is the second year the Keystone Heights Cemetery will be among the sites placing wreaths to remember fallen heroes. If you know of a deceased veteran interred at the Keystone Heights Cemetery and would like to purchase a $15 wreath, you may obtain an order form at the Keystone Heights City Hall, AMVETS Post 86, Mallards, M&S Bank, Johnnys Restaurant and other businesses. The deadline for purchasing a wreath is Oct. 1. Call Kevin at 904-477-3352 or Joan at 904-894-8411 for more information. Veterans Day bricks A brick engraved in honor of AUDUBON Continued from 5A Editorial Give your Lake Region merchants a chance Last week, the City of Keystone Heights hosted a town hall meeting to explain its proposed sign ordinance to local businesses. While covering that meeting, our reporter heard several business owners complain to city officials that Keystone Heights residents dont shop in their home town, and choose instead to buy in Gainesville or northern Clay County. We think that is a legitimate complaint and recommend Lake Region residents carefully consider how their purchasing decisions affect their local community. When you buy mulch from Bryans Ace Hardware instead of Home Depot in Gainesville, you are not just supporting Bryans. You are also supporting Clay Electric, the City of Keystone Heights, and dozens of other local vendors the hardware store uses. When you buy groceries from Williamsons, Havreys or Hitchcocks, or you call Keystone Plumbing or W.D. Beck State Farm Insurance, you are also supporting dozens of local families who have members employed at those enterprises. If you have any doubt that shopping locally makes a difference in your community, ask Lake Area Ministries, The Kiwanis Club of the Lakes or the organizers of Our Country Day how they would get along without the support of Keystone Building Center, Roberts Insurance, Clay Electric or Attorney VeRonica Ownes. Or ask the dozens of school clubs, civic groups and charities how they would manage without the generosity of John Mason at Johnnys Barbecue. Earlier this year, when administrators at Keystone Heights High School were trying to organize a summer program for students, over two dozen Lake Region organizations donated facilities, goods and services or cash to make the program possible. It matters where you buy that dinner, that mulch or that homeowners policy. We are not suggesting you blindly patronize noncompetitive businesses just because they are located in your home town. We are asking you to give your local merchants a shot at the business. If they are not competitive with the out-of-town option, fine. Buy it in Gainesville. But we think that in most cases, Lake Region businesses offer quality products and services at a fair price. We also suspect that many Lake Region residents, especially those who work out of town, give no thought about buying in Melrose or Keystone, but simply pick up purchases on the way home or during a trip to the movies. We are suggesting you reconsider those buys. Vibrant, healthy communities, the places in which you want your children or grandchildren to grow up, dont happen by accident. They develop from planning and deliberate decision making. Do your part. Shop at home. a veteran makes a wonderful, forever gift for any service member who has passed on, retired or is still in service. From now through Oct. 15, engraved bricks may be ordered in time for the Nov. 11 Veterans Day service at the Veterans Memorial Pathway at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. Each engraved brick may be obtained for a $35 donation. Three to four lines on each brick are available for engraving with 18 to 21 characters per line. Order forms may be picked up at the Keystone Heights City Hall, Mallards or the Clay County Tax Collectors branch office at the Keystone Village Square. For more information or to obtain an order form call Joan at 904-894-8411 or Ursula at 727207-1657.
Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Chest pain. It may mean nothing. But it may take everything. 922 E. Call Street, Starke ShandsStarke.comGetting help immediately gives you a better chance to survive a heart attack. So know the warning signs listed above. And if you ever experience any of them, call 911 and get to the nearest emergency room.Heart Attack Warning Signs Include: Shortness of Breath Nausea Dizziness Chest Pain Arm Pain Cold Sweat 79468_SHSTA_HAW_9_15x12c.indd 1 8/15/14 9:20 AM BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Just sit right back, and youll hear a talenot a tale of a fateful trip, but one of a curious, interesting goat. This tale is about Gilligan, but not the first mate aboard the Minnow that TV audiences came to know so well. This Gilligan is a crazy goat that inspired Union County resident Donna Harriswith inspiration from children Ashley and Laketo write a series of childrens books about his adventures. He just got pretty popular, so stories began that way, Harris said. We just wrote down things here and there about him. Whether its to a hospital, library, daycare or Nanas house, Gilligans adventures are chronicled in a series of 10 books, which are available for download as e-books through the Lulu.com self-publishing Website. Links to the books, which are $2.99 each, can be found on Gilligans Facebook page (facebook.com/ gilliganthegoat4president). As of Sept. 23, Gilligans Facebook page had 1,062 likes, which was a 31-percent increase from the previous weeks total. Think its odd for a goat to have a Facebook page? Gilligan, who is now deceased, proved to be one unique goat in a lot of aspects, including how he interacted with Harris children. If they went down the slide, he went down the slide, Harris said. If they ran around the backyard, he chased them, or they chased him. He waited on them to get off the school bus, and he waited on them at the gate when they came home. He would holler at them when they came down the driveway here until they opened the gate and let him out. He just wanted to go in the backyard and be with them. The Harris family is always buying and selling goats. Ashley and Lake, who are 13 and 11, respectively, and involved in 4-H and FFA, participate in goat shows. However, the family never had a goat like Gilligan, who stood out during a trip to a market Gilligan: interesting pet, star of childrens books See GILLIGAN, 11B Lilly Combs sets up one of her teammates in the Union County High School County on Sept. 18. See Tigers treat home crowd to exciting win Whether you walk or run, your efforts equate to great strides in the fight against cystic fibrosis at the sixth annual Bradford-Union Great Strides event on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Starke. The 3-mile walka fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundationwill commence at Shands Starke Regional Medical Center at 9 a.m. Registration is on site at 8 a.m. or prior to the event via the cff.org Website. Lawtey native Katelyn Sims, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of 4, helped start the event. Funds raised have increased each successive year for the most part, which leaves Sims grateful for the support of her home community. Every year, it raises more awareness, Sims said following BradfordUnion Great Strides is Sept. 27 get on the other side of this fence. Gilligan the goat did on the other side and in the backyard. any goat family had and inspired her to books about him.
the 2012 event. It helps everybody learn what (cystic fibrosis) is. Last years rainy weather did not prevent approximately 175 people from participating and helping to raise more than $16,000. Following the event, Sims said, To see them standing out here in the rain, with the wet heads and the wet T-shirts, and still going anywaythat blows me away. It really does. We live in such a great community. So why not show up and help out a good cause. As the Great Strides motto states: Walk today. Add tomorrows. For more information about the event, or to learn more about cystic fibrosis, please visit cff. org. Restaurants to help Great Strides effort Two Starke restaurants have set aside days on which they will donate 10 percent of their proceeds to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation/Great Strides in the fight to find a cure. The Downtown Grill will donate proceeds from all-day sales on Thursday, Sept. 25, while Tony and Als Deli will do so from 4 p.m. until closing on Wednesday, Oct. 1. 2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 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 7:00, 9:10 Sat 4:45, 7:00, 9:10 Sun 4:50, 7:05 Wed Thur 7:30NOW SHOWING Fri 8:00 Sat 5:15, 8:00 Sun 4:45, 7:10 Wed Thur 7:15Will Poulter Denzel Washington THE R Katelyn Sims is pictured at the end of Dreadknots: the Kraken (left) and Capt. join Sims at Great Strides. STRIDES Continued from 1B www.StarkeJournal.com The Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution begins its 2014-15 schedule with a Monday, Oct. 6, meeting at 10:30 a.m. at IHOP in Starke. The program is LittleKnown Facts of the DAR. Visitors are welcome. Any woman 18 or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, and who can prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence between April 19, 1775, and Nov. 26, 1783, is eligible for membership. We can help you search for a patriot ancestor. Please contact Konnie Beauregard at 352-475-1865 or email@example.com for more information. Learn DARs little-known facts at Oct. 6 meeting The Bradford High School volleyball team will host a fun volleyball tournament Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 9 a.m. at the schools gym. This is a round-robin tournament. Teams are co-ed, with no set minimum of males to females on the court. Registration is $100 per team. Admission for spectators is $3. If interested in playing on a team or registering a team, contact Robbie Best (352-7451593) or any of the varsity volleyball players. BHS volleyball team to host fun tournament Sept. 27 Northside Christian Academy in Starke will host the second annual Power in Pink breastcancer awareness volleyball tournament on Saturday, Oct. 4, a 9 a.m. Teams are co-ed and must have three females on the court at all times. There is an eight-member minimum per team. Players must be 12 years or older. The entry fee is $10 per player. For more information, please contact Dede Hill at hillddb777@ gmail.com or 904-263-2560. Northside Christian hosts Power in Pink volleyball tourney Oct. 4
BY TRACY LEE TATE Staff Writer Demonstrations of faith can come in all shapes and sizes. For many it can be as simple as attending church every Sunday or reading the Bible daily for others it takes a more public form, designed not only to demonstrate faith but also to encourage it in others. Adam Shetler, 34, of Starke said he was called by God to make a pilgrimage of sorts back in 2005, but that his faith was small then and he chose to live for himself. On July 30, after reading a Christian book from the library, he was motivated back to his faith. I prayed about it and the very next day someone spoke the same words back to me that I had used in my prayer, Shetler said in a telephone interview while walking between Live Oak and Greenville on U.S. 90. I knew it was time. Shetler sold his sister Dawnya and the rest of his family that God had called him to walk across the country carrying a 10-foot cross. He found both his family and his co-workers at Western Steer Steakhouse to be supportive and encouraging. The employee Bible study group at the steakhouse helped him out with some funds to get started, while Harry Hatcher IV provided him with a tent, sleeping bag and hikers backpack. His employer, Harry Hatcher III said his job would be waiting for him when he gets back. The whole family is really proud of him, Dawnya said. Hes out there talking to people, spreading the word. HE says God will tell him to stop and talk to a specific person and he will. Hes very dedicated to this mission. Shetler plans on doing a lot of walking over the next few months, but he catches rides when he can. As long as his cross is visible in the back of a truck, he is happy. People also help him along the way with food and drinks, and many take time to talk with him about his quest. I want everyone to know that Jesus Christ is the son of God and all I want to do is serve him, Shetler said. I thought this would be a simple thing just for me to do, but God has already used it in so many ways. He has used the mission he gave me to spark conversations between parents and children and helped me to speak to people and rekindle their faith. I really feel that Im doing what I am supposed to be doing. To follow Shetlers progress, or to help him along the way, he may be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ AdamwalkingwithGod or for donations at www.gofundme. com/AdamwalkingwithGod. Taking steps in faith BY TRACY LEE TATE Staff Writer After 72 years of marriage Arthur and Minnie Redding seem just as content together as one can imagine them being all those years ago obviously enjoying each others company and doing things together. Both Arthur and Minnie were born in Lawtey, both within about 5 miles of where they live now. Lonnie Arthur Redding was born in March of 1923 to Henry and Celia (Wilkerson) Redding one of 10 boys. He said he is now the only one still surviving. Minnie was born in October of 1925, but her family tree is a little more complicated. Her mother, Daisy, was a Rosier, who was first married to a Mosely. The couple had five children before he passed away. She then met Chalker Pringle, whose wife had died and left him with four children. He proposed to her by saying that if she would cook for his he would work for hers, Minnie said with a smile. The couple married and, besides their combined brood of nine children, they had five more, with Minnie being one of them. She is now the only survivor of the couples 14 children. This was all back during the Depression and right after, Minnie remembered. Times were difficult, but it didnt seem that way then because it was the same for everyone we knew. Its not nearly so bad when you dont know any different. The couple went to school together and, when Arthur was 19, he became the school bus driver. Sixteen-year-old Minnie was his childhood sweetheart and she rode on the toolbox while he drove. The couple started dating in high school, then married in 1942 after he dropped out. Both families were against our marriage, Minnie said. They said it wouldnt last. We are still waiting to see if it will. They were married in April and he was drafted into the Army the following December. He left for three years in February of 1943 first to Camp Swift in Texas for basic training and them on to England. Arthur participated in the D-Day plus one invasion and was present for the Battle of the Bulge, but was sent back behind the lines with frozen feet before the massacre. His frozen feet saved his life only 13 of his unit, of over 200 (the 2nd Infantry Division) survived the end of the battle. After hospital time in Belgiun and Paris, Arthur returned to active duty and spent time serving in England and in Czechoslovakia. When he had left home, Arthur had had a son, Lonnie Jr. When he returned he and Minnie had three more sons, Billy, Jerry and Roger, and a daughter, Barbara Joy. The couple decided that since they were raising a family of boys that they should move to the country. They bought 40 acres and started truck farming vegetables. We taught the boys to work, Arthur said. They were raised on the farm and we kept them out of trouble. They all grew up good. Arthur went to barber school in Jacksonville on the GI Bill. He remembers practicing giving knick-free shaves on balloons and Minnie drilling him for his written tests. Once he graduated with his barbers license, Arthur embarked on a 62-year career as a barber. Arthurs first job was in Gainesville at the Alachua Barbershop in the uptown area. 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4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 Drop-Off or On-Site You Name the Event, Well bring the Food! DINE IN TAKE OUT CATERING (386) 496-4647 Visit our website for a printable menu www.BaconsBBQ.com Drop-Off or On-Site CATERINGDrop-Off or On-Site Drop-Off or On-Site footballFriday Game Nights Come See Us ... and Enjoy! Descendants of Alma and Joseph E. Starling will have a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 4th at the Community Center in Lake Butler. Signs will be posted. Come early to visit with family both young and old. Lunch will be served at 12:15 pm. Bring your favorite covered dish and drinks. Setup will begin at 10:00 am. Any help would be appreciated. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kyle J. Johnson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the 904-368-0687 ph www.starkedivorce.com MARGARET ANDERSON1011 N. Temple Ave. Starke. FL (US 301 North)Family Law & Will Preparation30 years experience Margaret will continue to serve clients in Alachua County as well as Bradford & Union counties Johnson graduates from basic at San AntonioLackland Community College of the Air Force. Johnson is the son of Vicki Johnson of Keystone Heights. He is a 2008 graduate of Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High School. Starling family reunion is set for Oct. 4 Letters firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Editor: I reside on CR 18 at Hampton Lake and have property on both sides of the road. The sidewalk will be a benefit to the area. However, the statement reported in last weeks edition that, Everyone knew where the sidewalk was going... is patently untrue. Although there are markers for underground utilities and the limit of right of way, that leaves often a large area where the sidewalk can be placed. I only found out where it was projected for my property by tracking down a construction foreman, getting him to my property, and having him show me the plans. With the planned 301 Bypass, there have been announced meetings at the Fairgrounds with plans laid out for all to see. The specifics of the CR18 project have not enjoyed the same openness. As far as the right of way belonging to the government, while that is technically true, the residents have been the ones who have largely maintained, mowed, and improved (plantings, flowers, etc.) this area. The residents are the reason for the right of way, not vice versa. Finally, Representative Van Zant has done what we want our elected officials to do -get involved to ensure his constituents concerns are heard. How can anyone feel or say different? It is Florida DOT administering the project after all, and Mr. Van Zant is a Florida State Representative. Thank you for letting me have my say as a citizen. Ben Bridgman Hampton Everyone didnt know where the sidewalk was going Dear Editor: The UN Summit on Climate Change is taking place this week and there has been a lot of debate about what should be done to limit the harmful effects of climate change. But whats not debatable is the moral imperative that we, the concerned residents of Bradford County and many others, must act. Recent EPA efforts to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants and improvements to water quality standards are a good start. But government actions alone are not enough. All of us can do more. Every year the United States generates approximately 230 million tons of trash, thats approximately 4.6 pounds per person per day. This waste could be significantly limited and Planet Earth remain healthy and livable for our children and future generations if each person, the writer included, started consuming less, composting more, living sustainably and then teaching others to do the same. Respectfully submitted, John X. Linnehan Hampton We have moral responsibility in regard to climate change Dear Editor: I am constantly amazed by the willingness of so many people, including supposedly educated Americans, to believe absolute nonsense. Take Global Warming (or Climate Change-or whatever new term is being applied today) for example. Millions of folks throughout the world actually think there is scientific evidence that increasing carbon dioxide levels are going to destroy the world. We even have our own Secretary of State claiming that this is the greatest threat to humanity facing the world. If there is such evidence of a coming doom, I have yet to see it. If rising carbon dioxide levels are causing an artificial, and dangerous, rise in the earths temperature, how is it possible that for the past 18 years our planets temperature has not risen even one degree? Thats certainly not because of decreasing CO2 levels since China and India alone have cranked up their output of this gas by considerable percentages. Again, where is the evidence? Instead of presenting real facts to back up their story, professional Global Warming Entrepreneurs, like Alletsjet-around-the-world-and-makesome-cashGore, make claims like this: Global warming is causing the drought in California, shrinking polar ice caps (which are actually expanding), terrible winter storms, increasing crime, the conflict in Syria, and NFL players to abuse half the population of the United States (naw, I made that last one up, for now). Does it matter that California has been suffering from droughts even worse than the current oneforever? Does it matter that green things such as (probably insignificant) trees and crops and such actually benefit from an increase in carbon dioxide? Does it matter that the earth is designed so that there is variation in all of its dimensions, like temperature, hurricane production, earthquake frequency, rainfall, etc., etc. Global Warming, as Chicken Littled by the Obama Regime, and others, is complete, absolute bunk. Its enlightening to remember the fuss and shrieking done in the seventies by some of these same informed geniuses. At that time it was calleddrum roll here pleaseThe Next Ice Age. (Get out there and get your five pairs of long undies; youre gonna need em.) Again; more bunk. If anyone believes that God made this planet so poorly that it could by destroyed by puny mankind, youre barking up the wrong Creator. Yes, he expects us to take care of AND USE this beautiful home. We should be grateful for but never abuse this big blue marble of his. But, it was given us to use. And that includes fossil fuels. P.S. Anyone out there is the market for some quality, unused long underwear? Leonard C. Young Keystone Heights No evidence of harmful climate-change effects Dear Editor: On Sept. 1, 2014, I went to the Lake Butler City Hall and made a public records request. I was required to fill out a form giving my name, address, home, work and cell telephone number as well as my e-mail address. Of course I also had to write the specific documents I wanted. I bit my tongue and completed the form. On Sept. 8th, I went by City Hall, got the requested documents and paid the statutory fee. On Sept. 15, I delivered a typed letter to City Hall with another detailed list of records I required. I asked to speak to the Records Custodian. I was told all the office staff were records custodians and was again given the request form to complete, even though my letter identified me, my address and telephone number. I told the official I was dealing with that since some of the records should be readily available, please let me know when I could pick up some and get the rest later. On Sept. 22, I went by City Hall to see if any of my requested records were available. I was told the Records Custodian was out sick and had a death in the family, therefore nothing was ready. I thought that funny that last week they were all custodians but this week there was only one and she was off duty. How convenient. Apparently if the Records Custodian succumbs to her illness, no one will be able to get public records from City Hall ever more. I voiced my concern to one of my City Commissioners who assured me that according to the City Manager, City Attorney and the League of Cities, Lake Butler was in compliance with public records statutes. They are in error! Florida Statute Chapter 119 does not authorize an agency to require that requests for records be in person or in writing. A custodian must provide records which are sufficiently identified and for which the fees are paid. If the agency maintaining the records thinks it necessary for written documentation of the request, the agency may require the custodian to complete the appropriate form. A person requesting records cannot be required to disclose their name, address telephone number or the like. Florida Statute provides for civil and legal penalties for violation of the public records laws. Notably, the statute mandates that actions brought under FS 119 are entitled to immediate hearing and take priority over other pending cases. I wish City Hall took the provisions of the public records statutes as seriously as the legislature and courts apparently have. Anyone wishing to know the law can obtain a copy of Public Records, A Guide For Law Enforcement Agencies, published by the Office of the Attorney General, which makes legal language digestible for simple folk like me. On Aug. 22, the Lake Butler City Commission met and passed a budget with little public challenge except on the issue of funding the Recreation Department. In that respect the Commission appropriated $5,000.00 for the 2014-2015 budget to go to recreation and none will be paid for the 2013-2014 budget year. Another issue addressed during the meeting briefly was the Lake Butler Community Redevelopment Plan. Conceived in the mid-90s, the redevelopment plan was to make Lake Butler a more desirable place to live and for business by improving its appearance, infrastructure and public facilities. Phase 1 was Courthouse Park, sidewalks, curb cuts and streetscape to be done between 1997 and 1999. Phase 2 was business facades and water lines to be done between 2000 and 2002. Phase 3 was sewer lines, fire hydrants, streetscape and Lake Shore Park between 2003 and 2005. Phase 4 was the Rails to Trails Park to be done between 2006 and 2008. Estimates were $1,644,343.00 to complete. To date, $604,514.41 has been spent. At the meeting between the City and County Commission last week, the County wanted to withhold the $41,000.00 for redevelopment in their new budget. Tonight the city decided to let the county keep half of the obligation to redevelopment. We will see how that flies. On that note, I went to the Union County Tax Collectors Office and requested a copy of the redevelopment plan and the amounts contributed by the city and county to date. Without identifying myself or any other personal information I had the documents requested and was out of there in 20 minutes. Now that is service on a public records request. The city could learn from the tax collector. Lastly, Mr. Mecusker challenged my comment last week on the cost of a city election and reiterated his position that it cost $5,000.00, to have an election instead of my quoted $2,709. My quote was taken straight out of Mecuskers 2013-2014 budget, a total of his numbers for election expense, legal election expense and postage for election. Mecusker stated the $5,000.00 figure was more accurate because it reflected salary and other costs associated with the election. With that news, my humble opinion is Mr. Mecuskers budget as presented to the City Commission for their vote was not accurate because he knew it did not accurately reflect actual expenses associated with the election. Question is, what else in his past and recently passed budget does not accurately reflect expenditures? Jack Schenck Lake Butler Lake Butler not following public-records statutes
BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor Being a young team, the Interlachen Rams didnt put up much of a fight against the Union County High School football team, which shut them out 590, but Antwan Durn did. The running back broke C.J. Spillers record for number of touchdowns scored in a single game with seven. The one that put him in the history books was a 74-yarder after working his way out of a tackle or two about halfway to the goal line. Hes now in good company with Spiller, the famous running back who continues to have a successful career in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills. Just last week, the NFL announced that Spiller was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his dynamic efforts in Week 2. (It was Spillers second such honor, having also been named a Special Teams Player of the Week in 2010.) The second-ranked Tigers (40) continued their strong play this season, while Interlachen made mistakes and little progress throughout the night, though it did gain a few first downs. Union Countys defense shut down what gains the Rams did make, and the offense put up 39 points in the first half, scoring 26 points in the first quarter alone. The first touchdown came less than two minutes into the game when Darian Robinson intercepted the ball and easily ran it in for half a field length as fellow Tigers provided plenty of protection. With Tyler McDavids extra point good, Union County was already up 7-0, setting the tone for the rest of the game. After Interlachens second set of downs, the Tigers took over and scored again when Durn made the first of his recordbreaking seven touchdowns. Though the extra point was no good, Union County was up 13-0 halfway through the quarter. The Rams (0-4) got the ball back and made a first down, but Union Countys Alden McClellon recovered a fumble. The Tigers had three first downs on the ensuing drive, with Durn taking it in from the 2-yard line for his second touchdown. The extra point was blocked, but the Tigers were up 19-0 with just over half a minute left in the quarter. After a sack by Union Countys Josh Smith, the Rams lined up to punt, but fumbled the ball on the snap, and the Tigers recovered. Durn took it in from 13 yards for his third touchdown. After the extra point, the Tigers were up 26-0 with 18 seconds left in the quarter. To close out the quarter, Interlachens quarterback ran around to make it to midfield. On the first play of the second quarter, however, he fumbled the ball on the snap, and the Tigers recovered. Union County quarterback Caleb Cox passed the ball to Zak Lee to get it down the field, and then tossed the ball to Franklin Williams for a touchdown. Though the extra point was no good, the Tigers were now up 32-0 less than two minutes into the quarter. The Rams were probably experiencing some dj vu at this pointand it was not a good feeling. Interlachen got a first down, but Smith sacked the quarterback again during this set of downs. McClellon blocked the punt thanks to a wobbled snap. The Tigers took over and, of course, scored again. After Cox completed a deep pass to Zak Lee, Durn ran it in again for his fourth touchdown, for those keeping count. With a successful extra point, that put the Tigers up 39-0 with just under eight minutes left in the first half. On Interlachens next set of downs, the Rams fumbled again, and the Tigers recovered again. On this set of downs, with the scoreboard looking pretty secure already, the Tigers tried something different with their first attempted field goal of the season. McDavid, however, couldnt quite get it to go. It was the only time the Tigers didnt score on a possession, if you dont count the one-down set closing out the half. With 5:36 to go in the half, the Rams worked the ball a while, but had difficulty as they simply moved it back-and-forth on their half of the field. That ended with a fumbled snap on the punt, though they recovered it. With just 21 seconds left on the clock, Union County took a knee to close the half, with the Tigers up 39-0. Mercifully for all involved, the officials let the clock run during the second half, which ended up being more about helping Durn set a record than winning, which the Tigers had well in hand at this point. Union County got the ball to start the second half, and after two first downs, Durn took it in from the 6-yard line to rack up his fifth touchdown. After the extra point, the Tigers were now up 46-0. Interlachen then went threeand-out, with the Tigers getting the ball back on their own 47. After marching it down the field, Durn was set up to get his sixth touchdown after a 24-yard run. Casey Driggers attempted a twopoint conversion during a fake extra-point kick. Nevertheless, the Tigers were now up 52-0 to close out the third quarter. The Rams received the ball to start the fourth quarter and made a first down, but made little progress after that and had to punt. With the ball on Union 27-yard line, Durnon his second carry of the drivemade his recordbreaking seventh touchdown of the night with a 74-yard run. The announcer then shared the news of his accomplishment. With a good extra point, the Tigers handily won the game 59-0. While it was a big, though unexciting night, for Union County, it proved to be the biggest night ever for Durn, who was all smiles. He had 15 carries for 204 yards, averaging an impressive 13.6 yards per carry. Alexander had two carries for 24 yards, averaging a respectable 12 yards each time. Cox completed half of his attempts (6-of-12) for 131 yards, averaging 21.8 yards per completion, with one touchdown pass. I like how hard Antwan Durn ran the ball, Union head coach Ronny Pruitt said. Pruitt also liked that his younger players stepped up and got in some quality playing time and plays. He is also pleased with what the defense is doing. Next week, however, will be a different story for everyone. Pruitt warned his team that from what hes heard and seen, theyre fixin to get into the fire, and its going to start next week against Hamilton County, whom the Tigers host on Friday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The Trojans (3-1) beat Maclaya Class 3A team out of Tallahassee51-17 last week and are third in the Class 1A rankings. Hamilton also has a 20-14 win over Class 4A Fort White and a 33-7 win over Chiefland, one of Unions fellow District 7 members. The Trojans lone loss was 41-6 to Suwannee, a Class 5A team ranked seventh in the state. Thursday, Sept. 25, 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 Durn breaks Spiller record, Tigers rout Rams 59-0 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Drian Jenkins rushed for 100 yards on 10 carries, but the Bradford High School offense couldnt find the end zone in a 28-0 road loss to the Villages on Sept. 19. It was the District 4-4A opener for the Tornadoes (0-4), who failed to capitalize on three drives inside the Villages 35-yard line. That included a first-and-goal opportunity at the 3-yard line that Jenkins helped set up with a 61-yard run. The Villages (3-1) got 179 rushing yards and two touchdowns from Jabari Jiles. Only 67 yards separated the two offenses, but the Buffalo capitalized on an interception return and a blocked punt for two late scores. It was a good start for the Tornadoes when Jenkins broke loose for his 61-yard run on the second play from scrimmage, setting Bradford up at the host teams 13-yard line. Quarterback Jacob Luke went over center for a 2-yard gain on fourth-and-2 to set up first down at the 3-yard line. What followed was a run for no gain, an illegal procedure penalty, two straight runs for a loss of yardage and a 5-yard pass completion on fourth down that left the Tornadoes 8 yards shy of the end zone. The Buffalo threatened to score early in the second quarter. They drove from their own 14 to the Bradford 31, but Luke playing linebackerdrilled running back Tyler County as soon as he received a handoff for a 5-yard loss. Counts was then held to no gain on second down before two straight incomplete passes led to a turnover on downs at the Bradford 36. Bradford was forced to punt on the following series and committed a 15-yard facemask penalty on the return, giving the Buffalo the ball at the Bradford 42. Jiles was held to no gain on first down, but then had runs of 5 and 11 yards to set up first down at the 26. A 5-yard run by Jiles, along with a 5-yard facemask penalty, put the Buffalo at the 16. Jiles scored practically untouched on a run from there, with Gunnar Pettus PAT putting the Villages up 7-0 with 4:52 left Tornadoes drop district opener 28-0 in the first half. A 15-yard run by Aundre Carter to the 50-yard line and a personal foul penalty on the Villages had the Tornadoes on the move with a first down at the 34. However, Jenkins was tackled for a 5-yard loss before Don Jeffers caught a pass for an 8-yard gain two plays later, setting up fourth-and-7. Luke was sacked for a 12-yard loss. With 3:20 remaining before halftime, the Buffalo threatened to score again, thanks to a 42yard run by Jiles to the Bradford 20. Quarterback Kole Harris later fumbled the ball on a run to the 10, with the Tornadoes Jeffers recovering the loose ball in the end zone. Bradfords defense forced the Villages to go three-and-out to start the second half. Toddreke Reed tackled Jiles for a loss of 2 yards, while Jeffers held Jiles to a 3-yard gain on second down. Defensive back Xavien Jenkins then broke up a pass to force the punt. It was hard for the Tornadoes to build upon that momentum, though, when they were flagged for personal foul following a 39yard punt. The result was a drive starting at their own 10-yard line. Bradford did gain a first down, thanks to runs of 6 and 4 yards by Jenkins and Carter, respectively, but the Tornadoes couldnt overcome a loss of yardage on a fumble and eventually punted the ball back to the Buffalo. Starting at the Bradford 41, the Villages marched downfield for its second score, with an offsides penalty on Bradford on a fourthdown play keeping the drive alive. The Buffalo later faced another fourth-down play, but Harris went around left end on a keeper and found the end zone on a 19-yard run with 4:04 to play in the third quarter. The PAT put the Buffalo up 14-0. A 23-yard run by Jenkins on a fake punt gave the Tornadoes a first down 3 yards past midfield. Dequan Blackshear then had a 22-yard run to the 25-yard line. A holding penalty, though, put Bradford in a long-yardage situation, and the Tornadoes eventually turned the ball over on downs on a fourth-down incompletion. The Buffalo went up 21-0 with six minutes remaining in BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Sarah Frederick and Kristopher Padgett led Bradford High School at the Sept. 20 UF Mountain Dew Cross Country Invitational in Gainesville. Frederick placed 279 th in the 421-runner field with a time of 24:09. Padgett competed in a field of 456, placing 404 th with a time of 21:45.47. The following also competed for the boys team: Lane Gillenwaters 22:10.29, Robert Martin 22:24.61, Brandon King 23:16.99 and Donald Seymour 23:29.99. Bethany Bryan and Simran Patel had times of 26:39.03 and 26:44.55, respectively, in the girls race. Frederick, Padgett lead BHS at Mt. Dew meet See BHS, 11B
6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Umatilla quarterback Justin Lewis passed for 215 yards and ran for 118 more, while the Keystone Heights High School football team lost two fumbles and tossed three interceptions, resulting in Umatilla bussing out of Keystone with a 41-14 District 4-4A win on Sept. 19. The Indians (0-3, 0-1) suffered another key injury when running back Ray Trimble went down in the first half with a knee injury. Trimbles third carry of the game resulted in a 76-yard touchdown, which put the Indians ahead 6-0 with 5:38 left in the first quarter. J.J. Schofield added the PAT. Trimble, who ended the game with 84 yards on four carries, joined fellow running backs Anton Noblewho suffered an ankle injury in the Indians first gameand Sam Anderson who went down before the season beganon the teams injured list. Following Trimbles score, Lewis brought his team right back, completing passes of 12, 7 and 10 yards, and rushing for 4, 10, 6 and 3 yards. The 6-0, 175-pound signal caller accounted for 52 of the 70 yards Umatilla chewed up on its first scoring drive. Edwardo Cosio kicked the extra point with 2:05 in the first quarter, tying the score at 7-all. Cosio added two field goals in the second quarterthe first from 39 yards and the second from 29 as time expired, giving the visiting Bulldogs (2-2, 1-0) a 13-7 lead at halftime. On Umatillas first possession of the second half, Lewis marched his squad 71 yards in just under four minutes, running an option offense combined with an effective passing attack that kept the Indian defense off balance. Lewis hit Caleb Robinson on a 20-yard strike, then connected with Kyle Driver for 14 more during the nine-play drive. Lewis completed the effort with runs of 9 and 11 yards, the latter terminating in the end zone with 4:57 left in the third quarter. Mauricio Miranda added the extra point, giving the Bulldogs a 20-7 lead. Two plays after the ensuing kickoff, Austin Bush intercepted an Indian pass, giving the visitors the ball on the Keystone 15. Two plays later, Lewis hit Ethan Madden for a 17-yard touchdown pass. Miranda added the extra point, giving the Bulldogs a 27-7 lead with 3:24 left in the third quarter. As the third quarter wound down, the Bulldogs threatened again and appeared to open up a 26-point lead when Lewis hit Madden for a 16-yard pass. Just before Madden crossed the goal line, however, he lost the handle, and an Indian defender recovered the ball in the end zone. On the very next play, though, Keystone returned the favor, with Umatillas Quintin Davis yanking an Indian fumble out of mid-air and returning the miscue 20 yards for a touchdown. Miranda came on for the extra point, giving Umatilla a 34-7 lead with 10:45 left in the game. Keystone offered Umatilla another gift on its next possessionthis time an interception picked off by Lewis, who was playing in the defensive backfield for the visitors. From the Keystone 23, Lewis followed his defensive highlight with a 15 -yard pass to Madden and a 3-yard touchdown run with 8:38 left in the game. Mirandas PAT gave the Bulldogs a 41-7 lead. With the game clock winding down, Keystone found a bright spot with the debut of running back Justin Raysin. The 10 th grader rushed for 24 yards on five consecutive carries until Keystones drive petered out at the Indian 49. After Dakota Hodge pounced on a muffed punt by the Bulldogs, the Indians took over on the Umatilla 13. Jacob White accounted for 6 of the 13 yards with one run, and Raysin took care of the rest, pounding out a 2-yard gain and then scoring on a 5-yard run with 3:50 left in the fourth quarter. Schofield added the extra point, taking the final score to 41-14. After the game, Keystone head coach Chuck Dickinson first stated the obvious. We turned the ball over way too many times, he said. Dickinson added that he thought his defense played well in the first half. He also said that he knew coming into the game that Umatilla would likely contend for the district title this year because of its talented quarterback and because the team played a lot of young players last year. Weve got things weve got to work on, Dickinson continued. Weve got to find a way to win. Keystone travels to play Newberry Friday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The Panthers (1-3) won their first game last week, defeating Chiefland 17-13. Two Turnovers hurt Indians in 4114 district loss of their losses have come against bigger schools26-9 against Class 5A Santa Fe and 21-0 against Class 4A Fort White. Newberry is in Class 1A. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford High School swept host North Marion 3-0 (25-13, 27-25, 25-23) for its second straight win in volleyball on Sept. 18. Lainie Rodgers had 15 kills, while Karen Clark and Kia Lane each had 12 assists to help the Tornadoes improve to 6-7. Nyasia Davis and Jaci Atkinson had eight and seven kills, respectively, with Davis also adding two blocks and three service aces. Clark also had three aces. Prior to playing North Marion, the Tornadoes traveled to play Interlachen on Sept. 16, winning 3-1 (26-28, 25-15, 25-16, 2624) to improve to 2-2 in District 5-4A. Rodgers had 14 kills and eight digs, while Hannah Jones had five kills, nine aces and 10 digs. Davis had six kills and three blocks, while Clark and Lane each had 13 assists. Atkinson had five aces. Also of note, Bradfords junior varsity team competed in a tournament at Keystone Heights High School, finishing second in its pool and beating previously undefeated Union County. Zahriah Collins was named to the all-tournament team. Bradford played Santa Fe this past Tuesday and will host Keystone Heights on Thursday, Sept. 25. The Tornadoes then travel to play Newberry on BHS wins 2 straight in volleyball Tuesday, Sept. 30. Junior varsity match times are at 5 p.m., with varsity matches following at approximately 6 p.m. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School suffered just its second loss of the season in volleyball as host Clay handed the Indians a 3-0 (25-16, 25-8, 25-15) defeat on Sept. 18. Abi Loose had four kills and two aces for the Indians (4-2 prior to Sept. 23). Hanna Crane had 11 assists. On Sept. 16, Keystone played at Oakleaf, winning 3-0 (2511, 25-11, 25-7). Loose had six kills, while Crane had 12 assists. Jordan Jennings and Bailey Zinkel each had five service aces, while Shelby Skelly had two blocks. Keystone played District 5-4A opponent Interlachen this past Tuesday and will travel to play district opponent Bradford on Thursday, Sept. 25, before returning home to face district opponent Santa Fe on Tuesday, Sept. 30. KHHS goes 1-1 against Clay teams Matches are scheduled for 6 p.m. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Naomi Proctor and Moriah Combass earned top-20 finishes, helping the Keystone Heights girls cross country team place third out of seven schools at the Clay County meet on Sept. 18 in Middleburg. The Indians had a team score of 97, finishing behind champion Fleming Island (25) and runnerup Ridgeview (40). Proctor and Combass finished 15 th and 16 th respectively, with times of 25:04.69 and 25:07.10. All five runners who earned points toward the team score placed in the top 50 of the 89-runner field. Jennie Getz was 32 nd with a time of 26:23.07, while Riley Dingman and Caitlin Cumbus were 36 th and 37 th respectively, with times of 26:41.78 and 26:51.97. Keystone girls take 3rd at Clay County meet Owner: Linda BryantIn Business Since 1987 (Next to Bradford High School)Open MON-FRI 6:30am-6:00pm 964-4361 Lic. #30969 1. 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Offer expires 10/31/14 OR The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union and Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford James Lee Aldridge, 30, of Starke was arrested Sept. 21 by Starke police for two charges of battery. According to the arrest report, Aldrige and his girlfriend got into an argument after he failed to pick her up from work, and she had to walk home. During the argument, the victim said she threw a pillow at Aldridge, causing him to become angry and grab her by the throat, making it difficult for her to breathe. He then shoved her against a dresser and then onto the bed, partially on top of their 1-year-old child, holding her there. He also eventually hit her in the mouth before the police arrived and arrested Aldridge. Bond was set at $7,000 for the charges. Shaunda Denise Allen, 46, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 18 by Starke police on an out-of-county warrant from Clay for failure to appear for original charge of petit theft and on a Bradford county warrant for larceny. According to the warrant affidavit for Bradford, Allen and another person went into the In and Out Food Store at the corner of U.S. 301 and S.R. 16 in Starke in early August to purchase a beer. While they were at the counter, Allen was able to place a box of Swisher Sweet cigars and an unknown amount of Natural Wrapper cigarillos in her purse while the cashier was counting loose change for the beer. The owner was able to spot the theft when he reviewed surveillance video, leading to the warrant for Allens arrest Bond was set at $10,002 for the Clay charge, while bond was set at $30,000 for the Bradford charge. Cedric Carter, 34, of Starke was arrested Sept. 22 by Starke police on a warrant for selling cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, public order crimeskeeping a public nuisance structure for drug activity and possession of drug equipment. Telv Deltwan Coleman, 25, of Sanderson was arrested Sept. 21 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana. According to the arrest report, Coleman was trying to enter an event at the fairgrounds in Starke late Saturday night when a search by a security guard revealed a bag with marijuana in it in his front pocket. The security guard escorted Coleman to a deputy working the event, and he was arrested and transported to jail. Christi Lynn Curtis, 43, of Brooker was arrested Sept. 21 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for felony larceny less than $10,000 against a person 65 years of age or older. According to the warrant offense report, Curtis went to the 72-year-old victims home in Brooker on Aug. 1 to wash her vehicle and vacuum her home. Curtis was paid for the work and left, but returned a short time later saying she had left her license at the home. Curtis and the victim looked in the vehicle first, then went in the home to look. While the victim looked in a bathroom, Curtis apparently grabbed her purse and ran out of the home. The victim saw her purse was gone when she returned to the living room and ran outside to see Curtis climbing over a fence and getting into a black SUV at the end of the driveway. The purse contained the victims drivers license, Social Security card, a debit card, $400 in cash and various other items. Law enforcement was called, with a warrant eventually issued for the arrest of Curtis. Bond was set at $25,000 for the charge. Derek A. Ely, 26, of Starke were arrested Sept. 20 by Starke police for kidnappingfalse imprisonment. His girlfriend, Paige Huckabey, 25, of Starke was also arrested Sept. 20 by Starke police for kidnapping false imprisonment and for battery during the same incident. According to the arrest report, Ely and Huckabey were at the Dempsey Motel in Starke where Elys mother was staying when they got into an argument with the mother about using her vehicle. Ely and Huckabey then turned the argument physical, with both pushing the mother into her room. Once in the room, Huckabey struck the victim several times in the face while Ely told her to do it, according to the report. The victim tried to leave several times, but was restrained from doing so, and finally consented to take Ely and Huckabey to their home in Starke after they attempted several times to take her car keys. When the victim returned to the motel, the owner spoke with her about the incident and then called law enforcement. EMS was also called to check the victim and advised her that a cut inside her lip would require stitches and that she would need to get an x-ray for a possible fracture to her orbital bone. Ely and Huckabey were arrested at their home and transported to the jail. Bond was set at $15,000 for Elys charge, while bond was set at $20,000 for Huckabeys charges. Micahel Monroe Green, 31, of Melrose was arrested Sept. 18 by Bradford deputies for shoplifting. According to the arrest report, Green was at the Harveys Supermarket between Melrose and Keystone Heights and was observed by the store manager opening a package of scrub pads and stuffing one into his pants. When he passed all the cashiers, the manager asked his to stop, but he left in his vehicle and was arrested minutes later by a deputy. Arthur Lemuel Hamlett, 20, of Starke was arrested Sept. 19 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, an intoxicated Hamlett started yelling at his girlfriend at their apartment around 2 a.m. Friday morning. After she asked him to stop yelling several times in order to not wake up her 2-year-old child, Hamlett backed the victim up against a wall and placed his hands around her neck. He then started to break things in the apartment, including a bathroom window, before police arrived and arrested him. Charles Henderson, 56, of Lawtey was arrested Sept. 21 by Bradford deputies for fleeing/eluding policefailure to obey law enforcement order to stop. According to the arrest report, Henderson was ordered to stop by a deputy who saw him driving without a seatbelt. Henderson told the deputy, Hold on, but then continued driving. The deputy activated his lights and eventually his siren, but Henderson made several turns and continued driving until arriving at his home outside of Lawtey. Thomas George Heyder, 62, of Tampa was arrested Sept. 17 by Lawtey police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Gabriel L. Hicks, 33, of Starke was arrested Sept. 21 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Wade Anderson Meadows, 34, of Starke was arrested Sept. 21 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Joshua Dean Padgett, 21, of Starke was arrested Sept. 17 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Amy Jean Pasternak, 24, of Lake City was arrested Sept. 20 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine and possession of drug equipment. According to the arrest report, Pasternak was trying to enter an event at the fairgrounds in Starke late Saturday night when a search by a security guard revealed a small bag with white powder and a straw in it. A field test by the deputy confirmed the powder was cocaine, and Pasternak was arrested and transported to the jail. Chadly Derick Richey, 33, of Waldo was arrested Sept. 16 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $2,500 for the charge. Wesley T. Robey, 25, of Middleburg was arrested Sept. 19 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Tonya Marie Starling, 29, of Hampton was arrested Sept. 22 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Ahmad Rashad Strong, 35, of Starke was arrested Sept. 17 by Starke police on an out-of-county warrant from Hillsborough on an original charge of failure to return hired/leased property. The warrant was issued Nov. 5, 2013. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. Rocky Clinton Thompson, 57, of Starke was arrested Sept. 19 by Starke police on a warrant for possession of opium or derivative with intent to sell and selling opium or derivative within 1,000 feet of a specified restricted area. Bond was set at $150,000 for the charges. Adrian Lane Varnum, 18, of Starke was arrested Sept. 20 by Bradford deputies for possession of drug equipment and operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license. According to the arrest report, Varnum was on a dirt bike in the Sampson City area of the county when a deputy observed him driving on a paved road around midnight without any lights on the bike. The deputy pulled him over and discovered he didnt have a drivers license. When asked if he had anything illegal on him, Varnum said he had a glass pipe and admitted to having just finished smoking marijuana with it shortly before the deputy pulled him over. In addition to the charges, Varnum was issued a citation for driving an all-terrain vehicle on a public highway. Keystone/Melrose Bradley Adkins, 32, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 16 by Clay deputies for failure to appear. Roy Clark, 38, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 16 by Clay deputies for battery. Brittany Fike, 23, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 18 by Clay deputies for disorderly intoxication. Erick Hagerhorst, 18, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 21 by Clay deputies for burglary. Jessica Hylton, 19, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 22 by Clay deputies for driving without a valid license. Brian Levelle, 42, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 19 by Clay deputies for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Allison Suzanne Lord, 37, of Melrose was arrested Sept. 17 by Putnam deputies for three probation violations. Lisa Matthews, 36, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 19 by Clay deputies for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Thomas Recard, 35, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 16 by Clay deputies for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Dessa Stockman, 23, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 19 by Clay deputies for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Union Rhonda Truett Cone, 48, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 21 by Union deputies for driving under the influence and for driving while license suspended habitual offender. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charges. Cassandra Pagan, 28, of Gainesville was arrested Sept. 18 by Union deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Eddie James Smith, 55, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 20 by Union deputies for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, Smith was at a gathering and highly intoxicated, waving a knife around and threatening everyone with it. When the deputy arrived, Smith was standing in the street yelling and causing a disturbance. He was arrested and transported to the jail. Riley Paul Thames, 43, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 17 by Union deputies for disturbing the peace and possession of marijuana. According to the arrest report, deputies were called to Thames home several times the night of his arrest before finally arresting him on the third visit. Thames had been drinking and arguing with his wife, but had left the home when the deputy came by the first time after a neighbor called about a disturbance. The deputy came back again when Thames came home and the wife called law enforcement. After speaking with the deputy, Thames agreed to go to bed and not argue anymore. About 30 minutes after the deputy left, he was called back to the home after Thames started destroying things in one of his childrens rooms and yelling in the home. Thames was arrested, and when he was searched at the jail, a small bag of marijuana was found in his pocket. Ronald Austin Moore Jr., 32, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 19 by Union deputies for aggravated battery. According to the arrest report, Moore got into an argument with his mother and stepfather, then went outside their home on the front porch and started tearing up a radio. His mom and stepfather then locked the door, but Moore tried to break down the front door and go in through a window before finally prying the door open and entering the home. Once inside, he continued to argue, then picked up a pot of soup and hit his stepfather in the mouth, causing him to fall to the floor, hit his head and become unconscious for a moment. Moores mom called law enforcement, and when they arrived, Moore fled out the back door, but he was caught in the woods behind the home by a deputy. Moore was arrested and transported to jail, while EMS came to check on the stepfather, who was OK by that time. Joshua Oneal Perry, 19, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 16 by Union deputies for disturbing the peace, escape and two charges of failure to appear. According to the arrest report, Perry was at the Outpost Alternative School when he started causing a disturbance in a class. After the instructor asked him to leave the classroom and go to the hallway, Perry refused to do so and continued to curse and threaten another student. When the deputy arrived, he was speaking with the instructor and Perry when he received word from dispatch that there were two warrants for Perrys arrest for the failure-toappear charges. When the deputy went to place handcuffs on Perry, he yelled that the deputy wasnt going to take him in and snatched loose and ran out of the building. Approximately 10 minutes later, Perry was apprehended outside of the Union County Library without any resistance and arrested. t Crime t Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union
8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 Serving F amilies in North Florida since 1973 S TARKE OFFICE OPEN 8:30 to 5:30 MON-FRIHwy 301 North, Starke 904-964-2010 (Next to Best Western) The area s largest supplier of Colored GraniteWhen Quality Counts, You Can Count On UsPrimary Location in Lake City at 561 NW Hilton Ave.Member of Better Business Bureau Monument Builders of North America Florida Monument BuildersFL Lic. # F037700 d Obituaries d Leon Cooper Leon Cooper BRADFORD COUNTYLeon Cooper, age 58, a lifelong resident of Bradford County, went to be with our Lord on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 with family by his side. He passed peacefully at the E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville from an extended illness. Leon was born in Starke on Feb. 24, 1956 to the late Robert Reynolds Cooper and Martha Ann Prescott Cooper. Leon was a very thankful man as he was blessed with the wonderful Gift of Life in the form of a lung transplant in 2004, which gave him an extra 10 years to enjoy his family and friends. He was an exceptional and very strong man who would do anything he could to help others. Leon was grateful for every person in his life and he never met a stranger. He retired after 35 years of dedicated service as a construction worker and master electrician. Leon enjoyed using his chainsaw to clear land, maintaining his yard, landscaping, and riding his John Deere tractor. He loved being outdoors and traveling to the mountains. Most of all, he was a loving husband and father and will be missed dearly by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and stepfather, Melvin Nettles. Leon is survived by: his loving wife and soul mate of 23 years, Arlene A. Griffis Cooper of Starke; his son, Shane L. (Susan Leann Baker) Cooper of Starke; his sisters, Bea Strickland of Hampton, Audrey (Robert) Thornton of Starke, Katie Hardin and Betty (Lonnie) Kight, both of Plant City/Lakeland; his brothers, William Cooper of Starke and Henry (Tina) Cooper of Plant City/Lakeland; his in-laws, Shirley Bishop and Louis (Bonnie) Griffis of Keystone Heights, Lillian (Tim) Marsett of Lake City, Marilyn (Leon) Nehring of Reddick, and Vincent Griffis of Starke; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends he loved very much. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Archie Tanner Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Jason Crawford officiating. Interment will follow at Santa Fe Cemetery in Hampton. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 from 6:00 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit archietannerfuneralservices. com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY James Douglass James Douglass STARKEJames Sonny Edd Douglass, 69, of Starke died on Sept. 18, 2014 at the E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville with family by his side. He was born in Fort Meade on Feb. 18, 1945 to the late Edgar W. and Sarah L. McClure Douglass. He was a lifelong resident of Bradford County. He served in the United States Navy for many years serving in the Vietnam War. He retired from Clay Electric after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by: his wife, Jenny Gaskins Douglass of Starke; daughters, Kimberly (Matt) Stucky, Sunnie (Beau) Pearson, Shelley (Phil) Smith all of Starke; Brenda (Karey) Saunders of Keystone Heights, Melissa Gillenwaters of Starke; and Elizabeth Sheppard of Starke; five brothers; seven sisters; thirteen grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Sept. 21 in the chapel of Archie Tanner Funeral Services with Pastor Dwight Hersey officiating. Interment followed at Hope Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors. The arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Roger Gibson LAKE BUTLER Roger Wayne Gibson, 66, of Lake Butler died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was born on Dec. 24, 1947 in Starke to the late Henry Gibson, Jr. and Lillie Ann Swofford Gibson. He lived most of his life in Lake Butler. He was preceded in death by: brothers, Bobby, Terry, Kenny, and Ricky Gibson. He is survived by: son, Nicholas Miller of Lake Butler; one granddaughter; brother, John Gibson of Lake Butler; and sisters, Penny Smith of Newberry, Diane Cochran of Bonafay, and Belinda Ergle of Bell. A memorial service was held Sept. 24 at Archer Funeral Home. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler. Charles Higgins Charles Higgins HUDSON Charles E. Higgins of Hudson died at his home on Sunday, Aug. 24th after a lengthy illness. He was born in Jamestown, New York on July 9, 1927, the son of Harold H. Higgins and Blanche McKinney Higgins. He was a resident of the Youngsville-Pittsfield area for most of his life, moving to Lake Butler in 1999. Chuck was an artisan bricklayer/stonemason who learned the trade from the best, the late Roger Luvison, formerly of Youngsville, Pennsylvania. After working with him for many years, he and his cousin, Jack Wood, were craftsman, and in addition to his work on many churches, schools, and banks in Northwestern Pennsylvania, he was best known for the beautiful stone work at Peak n Peak Resort in Clymer, New York. Prior to his retirement, Chuck was active in his church, St. Francis of Assisi in Youngsville, serving several terms on the Vestry and coordinating the annual Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper, and he was a long term member of the Youngsville Recreation Commission. As a young man he was an accomplished trumpeter and served as the unseen bugler for Taps at the burials of Youngsville area soldiers lost in the Battle of the Bulge. He attended Perkiomen Preparatory School in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania where he lettered in basketball and track. Unsettled by the loss of his older sisters friends in the war, he secured his fathers permission to join the Navy just after his 17th birthday. He served with honor on the USS Independence in WWII Pacific Theater, and returned to graduate from Youngsville High School with the Class of 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Howard Becker; brother-in-law, Robert Gentz; sister, Beth Gantz; and mother-in-law, June Becker. He is survived by: his wife, Judith Becker Higgins of Hudson; son, Charles Chad (Cynthia) of Palm Beach Gardens; daughter, Kathleen Kate (William) Smith of Lutz; grandsons, Colin Patrick and Kyle Matthew Smith of Lutz; brotherin-law, George (Sherri) Becker of Newcastle, New Hampshire; sister-in-law, Lynn (Robert) Keiser of Edwards Colorado; niece, Joan Jody (William) Hanley of Bluffton, South Carolina; nephews, Thomas Gentz of Youngsville; Andrew (Krista) Keiser of Beaver Creek, Colorado; Zachery (Melissa) Becker of Phoenix, Arizona; Brian (Rebekah) Keiser of Kona, Hawaii; Bradley (Kristin) Becker of Chicago, Illinois; great nieces, Caitlin Higgins Hanley of Clemson South Carolina; Elizabeth June Keiser of Beaver Creek; Hannah Riley Becker of Phoenix and Sophia Lynn Keiser of Kona; great nephews, Drew Robert Keiser and Joshua Dwight Keiser of Beaver Creek; and Calvin Lee Keiser of Kona. A private service will be conducted at Prevatt Funeral Home in Judson by Steve Simpson, after which Chuck will be cremated. Burial with full military honors will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell on Friday September 26th at 11:00 am with Bishop Ron Kuykendall of St. Andrews Anglican Church in Gainesville conducting the Rites of Burial. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors of Jacksonville or a charity of choice. Visit www.prevattfuneralhome.com to leave message of condolence. PAID OBITUARY Randy Johns STARKERandy Johns passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 20th, 2014 at Shands at the University of Florida with his family beside him. He was born on Dec. 4, 1941, to the late S.R. Johns, Jr. and Dorothy Ritch Johns. He graduated from Bradford High School in 1959, attended junior college while working for Clay Electric Cooperative, then attended the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He then worked as a certified public accountant. He was a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church where he led an adult Sunday school class, served as church treasurer, usher and vestry member. Mr. Johns is survived by: his wife, Virginia Darby Johns of Starke; son, Rick (Gloria) Johns of Keystone Heights; daughter, Elise (Bruce) NesSmith of Starke; daughter, Jennifer (Anthony) Luke of Lawtey; two sisters, Linda Allen of Starke and Ann Crawford of Augusta Georgia, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; his motherin-law, Virginia Darby of Starke, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held at St. Marks Episcopal Church, 212 N. Church Street in Starke on Saturday, Sept. 27th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Marks, P.O. Box 487, Starke, FL 32091, or to the church or charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. 904-964-6200, www. jonesgallagherfh.com. PAID OBITUARY JACKSONVILLE Effie Mae Pat Crawford Patrick, 91, entered into Heavens Gates on Sept. 19, 2014! Effie was born Nov. 1, 1922 in Lawtey to Robert Newton Crawford and Viola Chism Crawford. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy A. Patrick in March of 2001. She was also predeceased by all of her brothers and sisters (7). She retired from Carolina Casualty Insurance Company in 1988. Effie was an avid genealogist and never passed up an opportunity to discuss her family roots. Next to genealogy, her passion was working in her yard. That was a stress reliever for her. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend! She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by: her daughter, Gail (Johnny) Grimes of Jacksonville; and her granddaughter, Amanda Kathryn Grimes of Carrefour, Haiti. Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6-8 pm at Hardage-Giddens, Town and Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32205 and services will be Friday, Sept. 26 at 11 am at Faith Memorial Baptist Church, 6731 Ramona Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32205. Burial immediately following at Riverside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gods Heart for Haiti at godsheartforhaiti.org PAID OBITUARY Vivian Patterson STARKEVivian Bertha Morris Patterson, 84, of Starke died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at Windsor Manor Nursing Home. She was born May 23, 1930 in Kankakee, Illinois to the late Edward and Charlotte (Beach) Morris and had been a longtime resident of the Starke area. She was a poultry farmer and attended Sampson City Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, James Bennie Patterson; and their son, Jimmie Patterson. Survivors are: sons, Danny (Deborah) Patterson and Frank (Karen) Patterson all of Starke; sisters; Doris Kuebler of Cissna Park, Illinois and Ginnie Chambers of Ft. Worth, Texas; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel with funeral services beginning at 4 oclock. Brother Johnny Frampton will officiate. A private burial will be at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke.
to Gainesville to the MacDavid Barber Shop across from the University of Florida. This was an eight-chair shop, which eventually closed in 1967, according to Arthur, due to the rise of the fashion of long hair for men. Arthur came back to Starke to work at the City Barber Shop, which them belonged to Carlos Johnson. Later, his oldest son, Lonnie Jr., bought the barbershop when he retired from DuPont and had his father run it for him. Arthurs brother Louin was also a barber and worked there for a while. Louin passed away last year at the age of 99. I cut three generation of hair in that shop and gave a lot of the men in the county their first hair cut, Arthur remembered. I dont know why children are scared of the barber, but they are. I can remember many times that the parents and myself had to actually hold the child in the chair to cut their hair. Arthur has lots of everyday memories of cutting hair and long conversations with just about all the men in town, but one day sticks out in his mind as unique. One hot day we were working with the back door open, hoping to catch some breeze, Arthur said. In walked a deer, which proceeded to panic when it realized where it was. It ran into the front window, breaking it, then spun around and ran back out the door it had come in by. A little later it was struck and killed on U.S. 301. During his working years, Arthur spent his spare time gardening, hunting and fishing. Since his retirement, he still gardens a little, but spends most of his time traveling between his two recliners one in the living room and one in the den and taking care of numerous honeydos provided by Minnie. The couple is, and has been, active in Madison Street Baptist Church, where Arthur was an usher for 10 years. Minnie still teaches quilting at the church, as she has for the last five years, every Tuesday. Her class makes lap pads for nursing home residents, as well as projects of their own. We love Madison Street and everyone there, Minnie said. It is our church home. Minnie had been a homemaker for many years, but about 25 years ago she discovered her true vocation quite by accident. I was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church at the time and I decided that we needed some social activities for the members as well as the services, so I started a quilting club/class, Minnie remembers. At the time I did not know the first thing about quilting, but about 20 older ladies joined and they taught me. Minnie learned so well that she taught quilting at the BradfordUnion Technical Center for nine years, teaching about 400 people in Bradford County to quilt. Today, in addition to her classes at Madison Street, she quilts for herself and does machine quilting for others. When they travel, she lap quilts while Arthur drives. We love Bradford County, Minnie said. It means a lot to us. We have our barbering friends, our quilting friends and our church friends all here. We have spent our whole life together here and our family is here. We are a blessed couple with five children, 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Thats what you call home. Angela (Wade) Overstreet of Franklin, Tennessee; a son, Justin (Paige) Williams of Melrose; brother, Buck Tiller of Melrose; four sisters, Anna Laura McEleven, Anne Tyner and Carolyn Newsom all of Hartsville, South Carolina and Connie Wise of Orlando; and four grandchildren, McKenzie Williams, Tyler Overstreet, Carson Williams and Will Overstreet. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 26 at 2:00 pm at Eliam Baptist Church in Melrose with Pastor Rick Ergle officiating. There will be a lunch and visitation from 12 noon till 2:00 pm at the church prior to the services. Burial will follow services at Eliam Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to E T York Roberts Haven Hospice Care Center in Palatka. Arrangements are under the care of Moring Funeral Home of Melrose. PAID OBITUARY Lorine Youngblood HAMPTON Lorine Youngblood, 86, of Hampton, died on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at her residence with family by her side. She was born in Taylor on Oct. 14, 1927 to the late Clifford Rhoden, Sr. and Thelma Davis Rhoden. She was raised in Waldo. She has been a resident of Bradford County since 1946. She retired after 20 years as a shift supervisor at Sunland and Tacachale. She attended the Church of Hampton. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Lawton Youngblood; brothers, Rudolph and Clifford Junior Rhoden, Jr.; and mother-in-law, Alta Youngblood. She is survived by: children, Larry (Donna) Youngblood of Hampton, Elaine (Tony) Kennan of Waldo; Sandee (Mike) Hoover of Keystone Heights, and Darrell (Donna) Youngblood of Hampton; 11 grandchildren; and 24 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 1:00 pm at The Church of Hampton with Pastor Aaron Morgan officiating. Interment will follow at Santa Fe Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Billy Piper MELROSEBilly J. Piper, 59, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at his residence. He was born Feb. 20, 1955 in Micanopy to the late Billy Alton and Flora Mae (Smith) Piper and was a longtime resident of Melrose. Survivors are: daughters, Amanda Hart, Jeannie Piper, and Sandy Michaux; siblings, Melvin Monk, Alan Monk, Irene Piper, Libby Withrow, Faye Ponds, and Richard Ponds; three grandchildren; and former wife, Patty Piper. There are no services to be held at this time. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Bettye Richardson HIGH SPRINGSBettye L. Richardson, 72, of High Springs, died in her home, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, surrounded by her family, after a lengthy illness. She was born on April 8, 1942, in Worthington Springs. She was a member of Hague Baptist Church, and had worked for the Alachua County School Board and later was a C.N.A., doing private duty nursing. She is preceded in death by: brothers, Wilbur and Wallace Seay; and husband of 47 years, Cecil Richardson in 2007. She is survived by: children, John Richardson of High Springs, Dennis Richardson of High Springs, Kim (Erfan) Raffii of Jacksonville, and Darryl (Kim) Richardson of High Springs; one grandson; two step-grandchildren; sisters, Anna (Dale) Bass, Thelmalee (Edward) Allen, Ethelene Woodard, and Lori Elixson. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 14 at Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Lake City. Interment followed in Philippi Baptist Church Cemetery, South Columbia County. Gerald Simmons Gerald Simmons KILLEEN, TEXAS1st Sgt Gerald Jerome Simmons of Killeen, Texas died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Starke on Sept. 25, 1958. He joined the US Army in 1976 and served for 26 years, retiring as 1st Sgt in 2002. After retirement, he worked as a engineer in St. Augustine and also as an armed security officer for the Department of the Army. Simmons was a member of The Christian House of Prayer in Killeen. He is survived by: his wife, Nicole D. Simmons of Killeen, Texas; son, Sean M. Simmons; daughters, Joyce N. Simmons and Icena N. Simmons; brothers, Eddie Holmes of Starke, Ronald Strong of St. Augustine, Willie (Donny Ray) Strong of St. Johns, William Simmons Jr. of Miami, and Kevin Reddish of Tampa; sisters, Marjorie Richardson of Starke Sharon Simmons of Pembroke Pines, Marsha Sturrup of Miami, mother-in-law, Gladys B. Simmons; father and mother-inlaw, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ferebee of Powell Point, North Carolina; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 in the True Vine Outreach Ministries with Elder Ross Chandler conducting the services. Interment will be held in Clark Cemetery in Starke. Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc of Starke. Viewing will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at True Vine between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The Cortege will form at the home of Eddie Sonny Holmes, 444 S.E 146th Terrace, Starke at 10:30 a.m. Reda Williams Reda Williams MELROSE Reda Mae Williams, age 70, of Melrose passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at E T York Roberts Haven Hospice Care Center in Palatka. Reda moved to Melrose where she has lived most of her life from Hartsville, South Carolina 56 years ago. She was a member of the Fightin Gator Touchdown Club and a member of CrossPoint Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Williams. She is survived by: her daughter, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B D e p o s i t s a r e f e d e r a l l y i n s u r e d b y t h e N C U A a U S G o v e r n m e n t A g e n c y f o r u p t o $ 2 5 0 0 0 0 A n n u a l P e r c e n t a g e Y i e l d ( A P Y ) e f f e c t i v e 8 / 2 8 / 2 0 1 4 a n d s u b j e c t t o c h a n g e a t a n y t i m e 2 5 m o n t h A P R i s 1 5 0 % 3 6 0 p e n a l t y d a y s O f f e r e x p i r e s 9 / 3 0 / 1 4 (904) 964-1427 Service & Supplies, LLC Servicing the Surrounding Areas Since 2006220 West Main Street Lake ButlerWe Offer:Winterize Your Pool & order your Pool Cover Now!Covers start at $2999with an 8-yr limited warranty Above Ground Pool Installation Weekly Pool Maintenance Repair of Automatic Vacuum Systems Service, Repairs & Supplies Pool Recreation Equipment & Toys386-496-1057 Starting October 1st, 2014Mon 9AM 5:30PM Wed 9AM 3PM Fri 9AM 5:30PMFor Pool Repair or Emergencies Call Carol at 352-745-2831 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 45 Land for Sale LAND APPROX. 3.5 ACRES. Existing 2 sep tic and 2 wells (may need to be updated). $25,000. Outside Starke city limits, paved road. 352-260-2451 47 Commercial Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Confer ence room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 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. Smith & Smith Realty. 904-9649222. FOR RENT TO SALE. Commercial building that would make a doctors or dental/medical facil rooms with bath & show ers. Common area for waiting with public rest room. Handicap ramps, paved parking for 20+ parking. Building includes proof rooms. Direct TV in all rooms. Location by Wainwright Park. Call for appointment to see. 904-364-9022 or 386366-5645 48 Homes for Sale 3BR/1BA 1000 sq.ft. As is, acre lot with pecan trees. Partial fenced in back. $39,000 please call 904781-7732 2BR/1BA. 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10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 DOWNTOWN STARKE 2BR Apartment. $500/month. Call 904-364-9022 to see apt. 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. STARKE-1 BEDROOM apartment. Large living room, sit-down kitchen, appliances ch/a, second floor, quiet neighbor hood, rent $475, 1st, last. Security deposit $450 requested, lease. Dixon rentals 904-368-1133 1BR/1BA KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, 2 miles from downtown. CH/A, paved roads, nice area. $600/ mo. utilities included. Call 678-640-1524. WELDING SHOP MOWER SHOP RECYCLING Fenced storage. Wash ington Street, 2 blocks off 301. $450 per month rent. For info Call 904-3649022. CORPORATE OF FICE FOR RENT: Reception area. Kitchen. Shower, 3 bedrooms. To see call 904-364-9022 3BR/2BA HOME. Washer/ dryer hook up, stove, refrigerator & dishwash er. Large screened front porch, open back porch & storage building. 7320 Villanova Dr. Keystone. $595/month $500/de posit. 352-226-9220 or 352-226-7333. SWMH CH/A. In coun try, large yard. Carport 2BR/1.5BA. $550/month plus $550/deposit. 904-964-4929 3BR/2BA DW 1 mile South of Starke Wal-Mart. Extra nice screen porches, new carpet, Florida Power & Light Co. Service animals only. $600/month plus deposit. 352-468-2674 LAKE ALTO WALDO 3BR/2BA $675. Hampton 2BR/1BA $450. Starke 2BR/1BA $450. Starke for one or two people $575 2BR/2BA. 901-630-5949 3BR/1BATH SW. Outside Starke City limits. Ch/A. $500/month, $500/de posit. 352-235-6319 2BR/2BA SW. Outside Starke city limits. CH/A. $500/month $500/depos it. 352-235-6319 3BR/2BA DW. 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HRS certified, CPR certified and First 496-1062. 59 Services CLARK FOUNDATION RE PAIRS, INC. Correction of termite & water-dam aged wood & sills. Level ing & raising Houses/ Bldgs. Pier Replacement & alignment. We do all types of tractor work, excavation and small demolition jobs. Free Es timates: Danny (Buddy) Clark, 904-545-5241. DEBRIS SERVICE. Will remove trees, limbs, & debris from yards. Will clean metal roofs of debris also. Free estimates. Call 352-478-8177 65 Help Wanted CLASS A INDUSTRIAL Mechanic/Electrician for 3rd Shift Mainte nance Crew. Must have required mechani cal/electrical experi ence. We are an EECC, Drug free workplace. Health/Dental/Life Insurance paid Holi days/Vacations. Apply at: Gilman Building Prod ucts, 6640 CR 218 Maxville, FL 32234 or faxes resume to 904-289-7736 DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Con sistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 BOOKKEEPER The City of Hampton is seeking is seeking bids for a book keeper to perform month ly general bookkeeping duties that include but are not limited to the reconciliation of monthly bank statements, process internal journal entries between bank accounts, maintain trial balances, prepare quarterly 941 and R6 tax returns. All bids should be submitted to City of Hampton PO Drawer 250, Hampton, FL 32044 by 5:00 pm Sep tember 30, 2014; phone 352-468-1201, fax 352468-1350; email coh1@ outlook.com. LOOKING FOR FULLTIME STAFF TO work with those w/intellectual disabilities in the Starke area. Must posses 1 yr. experience in pd child care, healthcare or re lated field, high school diploma/GED, reliable transportation & ability to pass background screen ings. Must have a positive attitude. Call 904-9647767 or send resume to progressionservices@ gmail.com CASE MANAGER. Full time Case Manager position for Palms Medical Group. 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the game when Dylan Leiva intercepted a tipped pass and returned it more than 30 yards for a touchdown. A blocked punt later set Jiles up for a 7-yard touchdown run. Bradford finished with 165 yards of that on the ground. Don Jeffers caught all four of Jacob Lukes completions for 28 yards. The Buffalo finished with 232 total yards. The Tornadoes travel to play Class 5A Palatka on Friday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The Panthers (12) are coming off of a 20-19 loss to Ridgeview. Last year, Palatka defeated Bradford 38-12. and he was always standing at the gate waiting for somebody to let him in. He was going to put his paws on the gate and baa at me until I let him in. Lots of times, I really thought he was just the most aggravating thing in the whole world, Harris said with a laugh. Harris admitted she never thought of a series of books on Gilligan. She said it was hard to believe Gilligan had so many adventures until her children kept reminding her of all the different places he traveled. The remaining nine books were written over a period of three years. They chronicled such adventures as Gilligan climbing into one of the dog boxes on the back of Davids truck and Gilligan escaping and eating the flowers of the Harris neighbors. One of the books that really surprised her by how well it turned out was Gilligans Travels: The Gift, Harris said. It is about Gilligans participation in the aforementioned drivethrough nativity scene. Harris said her children had been told of the gift being the baby Jesus. When Lake saw an untethered Gilligan standing in place by the manger, he said, I wonder if Gilligan thinks hes the gift everybodys coming to see. Harris remembered how her son would pet Gilligan on the head and say, Youre not the gift, Gilligan. Thats what makes the books so special to Harris. They are a record of some of the things her children have said and done. I think sometimes we forget good memories, Harris said. We may remember bits and pieces of them, but when you write them down and put them all together, that memory becomes larger. Harris created the Facebook page, as well as a Twitter account, in an attempt to get Gilligan exposed to a bigger audience. As a mother who is immersed in all of her childrens busy activities, it is hard for her to devote time to taking a more active role in marketing the book. As Harris put it, the Facebook page may get someones attention, while I still go to all the (athletic) practices and all the field trips. It would be neat if Facebook interest became so great that it caused someone to want to make a movie about Gilligan, Harris said, but she added, I understand that its a long shot, and I understand that its wishful thinking, but the kids have encouraged me to do it. They see the validity in social media. Gilligan may not be around anymore, but his memory lives on, and not just in the books. Harris has a photo of Gilligan superimposed onto a life-sized cardboard cutout and also has a supply of library tote bags adorned with Gilligans photo. They are part of the materials she takes with her when she participates in such events as library readings, self-publishing workshops, etc. Her daughter, though, is always on the lookout for a living replacement. Yes, she has definitely talked many times about getting another goat that looks just like him, Harris said. Another such goat could perhaps inspire more stories. As it stands now, Harris said she has given consideration to writing childrens books based upon other animals on the familys farm, as well as writing a fictional pirate series and a book on her grandfather, Johnny Bates. Maybe Harris could reimagine Gilligans Island with the goat taking the place of Bob Denver. When asked what it would be like to be stranded on an island with Gilligan the goat, Harris laughed. She said anything you built on the island would most likely be destroyed. He would eat your hut for sure, Harris said. Aside from the links provided on Gilligans Facebook page, books can be downloaded from iTunes at goo.gl/T298tB. Books are also available for the Barnes and Noble Nook, Amazon Kindle and Kobo. in Columbia County. Harris said her husband, David, saw this one crazy goat that was just in everybodys business. Everybody would come by, and he would stick his head out and look at them or mess with them. Ashley took a liking to him and just wanted that goat. (David) bought it and brought it home. The kids just played with it like a dog. Harris said she is the one who comes up with the names of the familys animals. The goats long ears and just its face made her think of the TV character Gilligan. Over time, Harris would hear the name Gilligan shouted out many times, just as the Skipper would holler at his first mate on the TV show. It was just so fitting, Harris said. Gilligan had quite the personality and became wellknown by many people in the community. He was asked to accompany agriculture students and their animals on a trip to the hospital. He was asked to participate in a drivethrough nativity scene during Christmastime. People who attended the annual 4-H goat show at the Bradford County Fair became familiar with Gilligan, whom Ashley always insisted on entering in the show, though Gilligan wasnt quite show-worthy. (Ashley did always enter another goat, which she did quite well with.) He came in last every year, but it didnt matter to (Ashley), Harris said, adding that Gilligan almost seemed like he would pout if he wasnt taken to the show. The organizers of the goat show would always put Gilligan in stall number one in the barn. He always attracted a crowd. Everybody came by, and he would stick his head out, and theyd pet him and pet him, Harris said. It was just like he was a meet-and-greet kind of goat. Harris was no stranger to writing, making it a practice to record life events in a journal. Her children suggested she write about Gilligan, so she wrote the first story, solely for the enjoyment of her children. That first book, Gilligans Travels: The Backyard, was written in 2008. Like the books that followed, it is composed of real pictures of Gilligan, as well as pictures of Ashley and Lake. Harris said she did some research online as well as buy childrens books to teach herself that style of writing. She even contacted some publishers to help her pinpoint her audience. The first book remains Harris favorite of the series. She will always associate Gilligan with the familys backyard. That was where he always wanted to be, Harris said. I could go out into the backyard, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 11B PRICES AVAILABLESEP 24 SEP 30 $139 lb $499 lb 8 9 2 $5$349$149 ASSTD VARIETIES Amazing quality. 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Caroline Dixon and Makenna Wylie also competed, finishing with times of 29:11.37 and 33:59.79, respectively. Dixon placed 52 nd The boys team finished in sixth place, but did get a 13 th place finish from Spenser Echevarria, who had a time of 19:14.02. Three other individuals earned top-50 finishes in the 90-runner field: Luke Dennis, who was 30 th with a time of 20:16.15, Jason Dillard, who was 40 th with a time of 21:15.69, and Steven Rodriguez, who was 44 th with a time of 21:33.73. Zach Davis and William Crouch finished 53 rd and 54 th respectively, with times of 22:21.04 and 22:22.67. Also competing for Keystone were: Connor Getz 23:09.97, Logan Williams 23:23.16, Joseph Danella 23:57.92, Matt Echevarria 24:20.65 and Adrien Valentine 26:28. KH competes in large Mountain Dew field Spenser Echevarria finished in the top 50 percent, while Proctor and Combass werent far from it in the Sept. 20 UF Mountain Dew Invitational in Gainesville. Echevarria placed 187 th out of 456 with a time of 18:19.59. Proctor and Combass were 229 th and 230 th respectively, out of 421 with times of 23:16.72 and 23:17.98. Also competing for the girls team were: Cumbus 24:25.31, Dingman 24:40.63, Getz 25:04.57 and Dixon 29:08.92. In the boys race, the Indians were also represented by: Dennis 20:07.40, Dillard 20:26.43, Crouch 21:35.62, Matt Echevarria 21:54.03 and Getz 22:37.07. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Lilly Combs eighth kill was the match winner for the Union County High School volleyball team, which defeated visiting Dixie County 3-2 (25-21, 17-25, 25-23, 15-25, 15-12) on Sept. 18, just three days after Dixie swept the Tigers in Cross City. The Tigers improved to 3-2 in District 7-1A and became the first district team to hand Dixie (3-1) a loss. Union (6-7 overall prior to Sept. 22) held a 16-15 lead in the first set before scoring three straight points with Kaylan Tucker serving. Kayla Andrews made a nice dive in keeping play alive during one part of the sequence and later recording one of her team-high 18 kills in the process. It was 22-21 late in the set when the Tigers closed it out with Madelyn Kish serving. The Bears led throughout the entire second set as Union failed to string consecutive points together. Union fared much better in the third set, scoring seven straight points with Tucker serving to go up 10-4. Most of those points came off of Dixie errors, but Tucker had an ace, while Kish had a kill. Dixie later took a 21-19 lead before a tip at the net by Kish and a kill by Andrews helped the Tigers score three straight with Combs serving. Combs closed the set out with a kill off of a Madison Adams assist for the 25-23 win. Eight straight points by the Bears in the fourth set gave Dixie a 20-9 lead. The Tigers made few plays late to help them get back into it, though Kish had a kill and Tucker a block. The fifth set was a back-andforth affair. With Dixie leading 11-10, the Tigers scored three straight with Adams serving. The Bears committed three attack errors during the sequence, but did recover from a block by Combs to eventually force sideout. A play by Tucker, though, gave the serve back to the Tigers, with Combs making the play to give Union an important district win. Tucker finished with 10 kills, while Combs and Kish each had eight. Tucker led the team with 12 service points, while she and Andrews each had four aces. Tucker and Kish shared the team lead in blocks with three, while Combs had two. Besides leading the team in kills, Andrews also recorded a team-high 37 digs, while Adams and Kish each had 15. Tucker and Devin Lewis each had 12 digs. Combs and Adams had 15 and 14 assists, respectively. Prior to playing Dixie, the Tigers traveled to Williston on Sept. 16 and defeated the Red Devils 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-23). Kish and Tucker each had eight kills, while Lewis and Combs had seven and six, respectively. Andrews and Adams had 13 and 11 digs, respectively, while Kish had 10. Andrews had eight aces, while Combs and Adams had 13 and 11 assists, respectively. The Union County High School gym not only hosted the exciting varsity match between the Tigers and Dixie on Sept. 18, but also the Union junior varsity teams 2-0 (25-23, 25-11) win over Dixie to remain undefeated on the season. Maddee Peeples and Madison Rimes each had five kills, while Lauren Britt and Alli Perez each had four. Peeples also had two blocks, while Rimes and Brooke Waters each had one. Britt added eight assists, while Maggie Parrish had 11 digs. The junior varsity team also consists of Taylor Beatty, Lauren Eaton, Ashley Harris and Brittney Manning. 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Kish shared the team lead in Kaylan Tucker. She also had most digs (15), shared Adams, and kills (8), shared Combs. Tigers avenge loss to Bears, improve to 3-2 in district KHHS Continued from 6B the Tigers. She had four