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PAGE 1 Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 352-473-2210 Fax 352-473-2210 Lake Region Monitor USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 42nd Year 22nd Issue 75 CENTS Worth Noting Pair accused of 5 burglariesBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Sept. 29 Clay County deputies have accused two men of breaking into four homes and two vehicles around Keystone Heights and Lake Geneva, stealing weapons and other items. According to an arrest report, Donald Ducky Chase, 20, and Jose Hipolito Irizarry 26, were first arrested for breaking into a S.R. 100, Lake Geneva residence on Sept. 23. After breaking a window to get into the structure, the two made off with three handguns, a laptop computer and the victims GMC pickup truck. Witnesses later reported seeing the truck with Chase and Irizarry inside. Deputies made contact with the suspects, whom were still in possession of the stolen truck. They then searched the pairs Highridge Estates house, and found the victims laptop, and a blank check belonging to the victim. Deputies also found evidence that linked Chase and Irizarry to four additional thefts in the Lake Region: one in Lake Geneva, two in Highridge Estates and one in the Tower Hill area. Items stolen included firearms, jewelry, food, electronics, and a Chevrolet Trailblazer. Two of the victims said they suspected Chase was the perpetrator because of past contact with him. Burglars made entrance into the three homes through unlocked doors in two cases, and through an unlocked window in the third. The owner of the Trailblazer said he loaned the vehicle to a friend, whom lost the keys. The owner recovered his vehicle from the friend using an extra set of keys. Later, Chase sent the owner a text message indicating he had the keys to the vehicle. Two days later, the Chevrolet went missing from the owners driveway. According to an arrest report, Irizarry is the boyfriend of Chases sister. Community ChurchRummage SaleThursday, Oct. 2-Saturday, Oct. 4 Its Fall Rummage Sale time at Community Church, located behind Ace Hardware in Keystone Heights. The popular early-bird shopping continues on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission for early shopping is $5 per family. There is no admission charge for the regular sale dates Friday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, October 4 the famous Dollar-A-Bag-Day from 9 a.m. until noon. Many holiday items are available, including Halloween items. We promise something reasonably priced for everyone. Proceeds serve many needy projects.Kiwanis Club of the LakesNew meeting time and placeThursday, Oct. 2 The Kiwanis Club of the Lakes is now meeting at 8 a.m., every Thursday at Johnnys Barbecue, 7411 S.R. 21 in Keystone Heights.Fresh Start FellowshipRecycled Treasures SaleFriday, Oct. 3 Fresh Start Fellowship, at 7191 S.R. 21 North in Keystone Heights, is holding its Recycled Treasures Sale, rain or shine, on Friday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. Grilled hot dog, chips and a drink are also on sale for $3.Boy Scouts Troop 146Yard SaleFriday, Oct. 3-Saturday, Oct. 4 Boy Scout Troop 146 will hold a massive yard sale on Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Keystone United Methodist Church at 4004 S.E. S.R. 21.Artists Hall, MelroseOur Precious WaterwaysFriday, Oct. 3 Melrose-area artists will show their work in a new exhibit called Our Precious Waterways, opening Friday Oct. 3rd at the Melrose Art and Culture Center (301 S.R. 26) during the Melrose Art Walk, from 6-9 p.m. Exhibitors include local artists Hannah Price, Melanie Wegner, Steve Thrift, Bob Bird, Sue Sinclair, Phil Robinson, Linda Kemp, Reed Pedlow, and Shan Chaney. Photography by Mark Chiappini. Wine and refreshments served. Live music by Ron Bowman, Reed Franklin and Jill Cocanougher.Gallery 26 BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Sept. 27 Lake Area Ministries marked its 25th anniversary by thanking its volunteers with a luncheon and recognition ceremony on Sept. 27. Joan Vaughn and Phyllis Ratz, two of the founders of the ministry, spoke to the crowd about the organizations early days. Ratz said local churches wanted a coordinated ministry to serve the areas population that needed food and other life necessities. They described the groups first organizational meeting at Keystones First Assembly of God, where around 35 people met to launch the effort, and the ministrys first distribution point, a former restaurant, across Commercial Circle from Keystones post office. The ministrys current headquarters is just a few doors down from that original location. On Monday morning, when we opened, recalled Vaughn, cars started coming from all the different churches with trunk loads of food. It was absolutely amazing. The pair also described the ministrys five different See LAM, 2ALake Area Ministries marks 25 years BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Charges are pending after a log truck driver rear-ended a Bradford County school bus that was dropping kids off on Sept. 29. Fifteen students were on the bus at the time of the crash, and nearly half of them were transported by ambulance from the scene. Of those seven, two were seriously injured and underwent surgery, according to Superintendent of Schools Chad Farnsworth who was the hospital until about 10:30 p.m. Monday night. Farnsworth said those students were in stable condition. Others were kept overnight for observation. All things considered, were See CRASH, 3AAnger, gratitude follow horrible bus crashOnlookers, including Superintendent Chad Farnsworth, try to calm a student as responders work on removing her from the wreckage. BY KAREN LAKE Special to the Monitor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Sept. 25 Stakeholders in the community-sponsored, Summer in the City, youth program met Sept. 16 to wrap up discussions about how its first programmed event went. Representatives from Trinity Baptist Church, Swan Lake Camp, Assembly of God Church, the City of Keystone Heights, the Lions Club, Santa Fe College and Keystone Heights High School were, overall, very satisfied with the events of See SUMMER, 4AOrganizers evaluate Summer in the City program KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Sept. 23 State Farm Insurance and Keystone Heights Junior/ Senior High School are joining forces to promote safe driving for students, especially new drivers. The Celebrate My Drive Campaign urges newly-licensed students to refrain from texting while driving. The promotion includes asking everyone 14 and older to go to www.celebratemydrive. com once a day, every day, from Oct. 15 to Oct. 24. The more safe driving commitments the entire community makes, the better the high schools chance to win a $100,000 grant and a private concert by The Band Perry. Learning to drive is a big step in life, said State Farm in a press release. State Farm and Keystone Heights High School recognize getting a drivers State Farm, high school partner for Celebrate My Drive


2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 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 moves, to buildings throughout Keystone Heights. Vaughn and Ratz told several stories about how the ministry met the needs of Lake Region residents. They also recalled the day a stranger walked in the door and stunned volunteers by writing a check to pay off the groups $32,000 mortgage. What was his name, asked Ratz. Al Watson, replied Vaughn. Vaughn summed up the two womens talk. You folks are here today because you serve an awesome God who created the Universe and also created a food pantry, tiny as it is, in the small town of Keystone Heights she said. His purpose: to unite congregations and denominations, to provide a place for you to give from yourself to God, and most of all, to feed and help those in need. To this end, I am truly grateful to have been a part, and to everyone who has served this ministry for 25 years. The organizations codirectors, Paula Buckner and Chip Wester handed out plaques of appreciation to four longtime volunteers: James Peoples, Pat Bonsteel, Marion Cox and Peggy Prevost. Buckner said Peoples has been president of the groups executive board for the last 11 years. She added that his leadership, particularly during the groups efforts to expand its facilities, has been extraordinary. Buckner said Bonsteel has served as the organizations treasurer or secretary since 1995. Buckner also said Bonsteel showed her the ropes about the organizations finances. Wester said Cox serves as the groups treasurer, schedule coordinator, newsletter editor and school supplies director. Your sweet spirit, your most excellent skills and compassionate heart have been a true blessing to this ministry and its daily operations, said Wester, reading from a plaque. Your positive, can-do attitude and willingness to always say yes when needed is most, greatly appreciated. Peggy Prevost has served nearly 25 years as one of the groups coordinators, and its trainer, statistician and records monitor, Your knowledge and experience has been invaluable, and your willingness to always say yes to any need that arises has greatly facilitated the day-to-day operations of this ministry, Wester told Prevost. You fulfill the true meaning of volunteer, and your sincerity and compassion to those in need is seen throughout all that you say and do.LAMContinued from 1A Reeves is new principal at Melrose Elementary BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor MELROSE, Sept. 29 Jason Reeves is the new principal at Melrose Elementary School, moving to the campus from Interlachen Elementary over the summer, where he was also the principal. Reeves was raised in Orange Springs, and still resides in the area on the Marion/Putnam County line. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Interlachen and the Lakes Area. Reeves graduated from Interlachen High School where both his parents worked. He then moved onto St. Johns River LEGALS LRM Legals 10/2/14 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 7, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. (EST) at 7101 SR 21, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656: Unit# 240, containing household items.See MELROSE, 6A


Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 3A Last Will and Testament Power of Attorney & Living Wills Living Trusts Probate Administration Real Estate and Closings Deed Preparation Contracts Family and Juvenile Law Criminal and Traffic Matters 189 S. Lawrence Blvd. Keystone Heights, VeRonica R. Owens Attorney at Law James 4:12 There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save. just blessed, the superintendent said. Three students went to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, three went to Shands Starke and another went to Jacksonvilles Wolfson Childrens Hospital, according to the Florida Highway Patrol report. The driver of bus 54, Jennifer Swanson, is being credited with not just trying to take evasive action to avoid the accident, but also with saving lives, in particular the life of one boy who was descending the stairs to exit the bus when she notice the truck approaching from behind. The bus driver did a great job, said Farnsworth, after seeing video from the bus. Right as she made the stop, a kid was going to go down the stairs, she grabs him, pulls him back and pushes him back into the aisle, and tells them all to sit down. She released the brake and tried to get the bus moving out of the path of the truck. Then came the moment of impact. She was tossed into the air toward the windshield. The seatbelt saved her life, Farnsworth said. Its just amazing to me that there were no fatalities, he said, although one student suffered serious leg and another serious head injuries. It speaks for one of our greatest assets here, our first responders. Witnesses said the truck never slowed or attempted to stop and was being driven erratically. Both the driver and his naked passenger, Shannon and Sherry Ford of Interlachen, were transported to UF Health in Gainesville with serious injuries. The bus driver was also taken to the emergency room, bringing the patient total to 10. The fact that the driver and his wife may have been having sex at the time of the crash is drawing as much attention as the crash itself and fueling anger at their carelessness. The driver needs to be charged with something severe, Nathan Boulris commented on Facebook. To have a naked chick in his truck while driving that semi and then to hit a bus with my youngest on there cause he was too busy playing instead of driving. Think of what would (have happened) if that log truck was loaded down with logs. How many would he have killed? The truck was owned by Mos Trucking of Palatka and had been pulled over by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper a couple of hours earlier based on a reckless driving complaint from deputies in Nassau County. According to FHP, following an inspection, there was no reason to pull the truck off of the road. A traffic homicide investigator has been assigned and charges were pending the outcome of that investigation Tuesday afternoon. Shannon Ford, 35, has a long arrest record, according to the Putnam County Jail website, including larceny, domestic battery, false imprisonment, burglary and grant theft. He was most recently arrested in March of this year for shoplifting. The wreck took place on U.S. 301 and Northwest 183rd Street north of Starke around 2:30 p.m. The bus was headed southbound toward the city. It came to a rest far from the highway on a rainsoaked patch of land beyond the drainage ditch following the collision, with damage to the front and rear. The log truck ended up in the ditch with its trailer facing north after spinning 180 degrees. The crash tied up traffic. From the moment it occurred, witnesses sprung to action, helping remove students from the bus. Stephanie Richardson told her story on the school districts Facebook page. My son and I were on our way home from Jacksonville when this happened in front of us, she wrote. My son, Matthew Richardson, jumped out of our vehicle and ran to the bus. He was assisting to help the children to get off of the bus, as I gathered the children and took them to a safe spot and assessed their injuries, calmed them down, and made them know they were safe, and their parents would be notified. Then it started to rain, so FHP said we could take them to covered shelter very close by. There were many people doing what they could to help. One woman came from her RV and brought a giant stack of towels to dry and warm the children. I would like to thank all of the men and women who came to do something to assist. I would also like to say to the parents, the teachers and particularly the children that, although we are all very thankful today, you can also be very proud of these children who demonstrated bravery and genuine concern for each other, as well as listening and following directions in such a chaotic and traumatic situation. I thank God that everyone will be okay and will get home to their families. Farnsworth said it was the most intense thing hes ever seen. As he drove from the high school to the scene of the accident, a lot went through his head, including a bus crash drill staged by the school district and emergency responders a few years ago and a 2006 semi versus bus and car accident in Union County that killed seven children. Emergency responders included firefighters from Starke, Lawtey and Heilbron Springs, Bradford County emergency management, EMS and the sheriffs office, and Florida Highway Patrol. EMS units also responded from Union and Clay counties. Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Wildlife Commission were also on scene. The school made counselors available to students on Monday. You could tell there was a buzz in the air, but for the most part things rolled into a normal day, Farnsworth said. The full crash scene: The bus ended up across the ditch, and the truck landed in it. Emergency responders work to stabilize an injured student and prepare him for transport.CRASHContinued from 1A People stopped to lend a hand or watch the scene un fold. Among them were school personnel and worried family members.


4A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Coming in October rfntbtf rftfntnt tft Get the coopttt btfnfr 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. KEYSTONE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH4004 SE State Road 21 Keystone Heights, FL 32656South of Santa Fe College Watson Campus352.473.3829 Why Did Jesus Die? Traditional Son-Shine Service with Dr. Tom Farmer, Jr. Standing in the Gap: Trusting God Contemporary Worship Traditional Worship with Dr. Craig MooreSunday School classes and childcare available throughout the morning Each Wednesday with Dr. Tom Farmer, Jr. Senior Pastor, Dr. Craig Moore AlachuaUF Health Shands board approves funding for new hospitalConstruction on the UF Health Shands neuromedicine and cardiovascular hospital will be completed in 2017. Photo courtesy of UF Health. GAINESVILLE, Sept. 25 The UF Health Shands board today approved funding for the construction of a new specialty hospital that will house towers for neuromedicine and cardiovascular services. The new facility will accommodate anticipated growth in these areas, plus continued growth in the main hospital, UF Health officials said today. We are grateful to the board for supporting this effort to expand our medical services for patients who entrust us with their care, said David S. Guzick, senior vice president for health affairs at the University of Florida and president of UF Health. The new hospital will establish the highest standard for heart, vascular and neurological care anywhere in the Southeast. The plan for the new hospital is part of the long-term strategic plan for UF Health, Forward Together. The addition of the hospital will address growing patient needs in two key medical fields. The building costs will amount to $415 million. The new specialty hospital will be located on Archer Road just east of the UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital, and will feature 216 beds, including 120 ICU beds and 20 state-of-the-art operating rooms. There will also be a parking garage with 600 spaces to accommodate patients and families. The neuromedicine and cardiovascular towers will provide care to patients with neurologic, neurosurgical, heart or vascular conditions. Work on the site will begin in November. Construction will begin in early 2015, and will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017. Officials anticipate the facility opening for patients in 2018.ClayHealth department launches Florida Health Cleans Up!GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Sept. 23 The Florida Department of Health recently announced the launch of the Florida Health Cleans Up! project in support of the Florida Department of Transportations roadside litter prevention campaign. The Florida Department of Health in Clay County signed up for the Adopt-A-Mile program managed by the Clay County Department of Environmental Services. Over 20 employees have volunteered to participate in the cleanup efforts. At least six times per year, two miles will be swept by this team. As public health professionals, we recognize the importance of maintaining a safe, clean and healthy community, said health officer Winnie Holland. As part of this effort, some of our staff will be cleaning the roadway on County Road 739 (Henley Road) in Clay County and reminding our community members that physical activity and a clean environment are good partners, The first cleanup event took place on Sept. 19. Volunteers picked up twelve bags of trash along both sides of C.R. 739.ClayTobacco industry whistle-blower visits schoolsThe Tobacco Free Partnership of Clay County hosted presentations by tobacco prevention expert Dr. Victor DeNoble at Orange Park High School and Oakleaf High School where he educated close to 750 students on the consequences of nicotine addiction. DeNoble has been giving presentations to youth and adults for nearly two decades. His story starts when he was recruited to develop a safer cigarette for Philip Morris in the 1980s. He studied nicotines effects on the central nervous system and was successful in developing a nicotine substitute that did not elevate the heart rate; however, attempts to publish his work were suppressed by Philip Morris. DeNoble said he was eventually fired, his laboratory shuttered, and his research seized. In 1994, after a decade of being silenced by a secrecy agreement, he became the first whistle blower to testify before Congress and was a key witness in the federal governments investigation into the tobacco industrys research practices. Students and staff at both high schools said they were impressed by the presentation, which included some of the evidence that proved nicotine changes the human brain.ClayGeneral election registration book closing on Oct. 6 GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Sept. 29 The deadline to register for the 2014 general election is Monday, Oct. 6. You must be registered to vote in order to cast a ballot in the general election to be held on Nov 4. Voter registration applications will be accepted at the Supervisor of Elections office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 500 North Orange Avenue, Green Cove Springs. Applications are available at the Supervisor of Elections office, all public libraries, many governmental agencies, post offices and public assistance offices. Applications may also be obtained from the Clay County Supervisor of Elections website at www.ClayElections. com. The online form must be printed, signed and postmarked by Oct. 6. Any voter registration applications postmarked or received after Oct. 6 will be held for processing until after the Nov. 4, 2014 general election. All voters are encouraged to check their registration status at to ensure their record is up to date. Voters who have moved within the State of Florida should report their address change to the Supervisor of Elections office via phone, online, in person or in writing. Clay County voters are permitted to change their address at the precinct on Election Day, however, voters are encouraged to change their address prior to Election Day to avoid delays at the polls. Please call (904) 269-6350 or visit if you have any questions.PutnamWater management district adopts PALATKA, Sept. 25 The St. Johns River Water Management Districts Governing Board gave final approval on Sept. 23 to a fiscal year 2014-2015 budget that reduces the millage rate for taxpayers and funds projects to protect the regions springs and improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon and St. Johns River, according to a district press release. The board approved a 0.3164 millage rate that will generate $81.8 million in tax revenue toward a $145.5 million budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The new millage rate is approximately 3.6 percent less than the current years tax rate. The budget is also funded through state, federal and other sources, including timber sales, cattle leases, interest earnings and permit fees. Under a 0.3164 millage rate 31.64 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value the owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption will pay $47.46 in the coming year in property taxes to the district. This balanced budget includes more than $41 million for strategic priorities that reflect our continued commitment to water resource and water supply development, natural systems protection and restoration, surface water restoration and regional flood protection, said Governing Board Chairman John A. Miklos of Orlando. Major projects in the budget focus on district initiatives supporting minimum flows and levels prevention and recovery strategies, springs protection, and water quality protection in the Indian River Lagoon, Northern Coastal Basins and the middle and lower St. Johns River basins. The final budget includes $33.6 million in cooperative costshare funding for construction projects that will help to reduce nutrient loading in springsheds and other water bodies, develop traditional and alternative water supplies, and conserve water. Funds also will pay for reclaimed water and stormwater projects, water conservation, muck removal and restoration activities. Other projects included in the final budget: Completion of the Fellsmere Water Management Area and the final phase of the Canal 1 Rediversion Project in Brevard and Indian River counties, which are among the final components of the Upper St. Johns River Basin Project; Construction of the 1,300acre C-10 Reservoir in Brevard County, which will provide additional water storage and treatment and nutrient reduction benefits and Construction of Lower Floridan aquifer wells, which will help to expand data collection to support priority district initiatives. SUMMERContinued from 1A the summer and participation from students in the area, said Brandon Phillips, youth pastor at Trinity Baptist Church. It was good, said Phillips. Attendance peaked midsummer with as many as 70 kids one day. On average, we had around 35-45 per day. More than anything, kids wanted a place to go, hang out with their friends in air conditioning. Not all of the students rode the district-provided bus, it was noted. Linda McGhghy, assistant principal at Keystone Heights High School, led the discussion and asked all of the stakeholders whether or not the community should offer the same services next summer. Phillips said, they (Trinity) would definitely do it again. Mayor Tony Brown also agreed he thought the group needs to keep it going. Gavin Rollins, representing Lake Swan Camp, said they, too, had a great response from kids wanting to participate in water sports at the camp. The only disappointing factor was the attendance at Keystone Beach. Brown said he was a little disappointed that the beach activities werent as well organized as the other two locations. He said he thought there should be a point person during the summer to coordinate all of the different locations and activities. McGhghy reported that the community raised $6,550 towards a transportation bill of $9,691.82 which included the cost of running a school bus and paying a driver. The deficit, $3,141.82, has not been addressed. McGhghy said, we have a whole year to discuss outstanding issues like security at the beach, future transportation options and coordination between sponsoring groups. One of the good things that came out of this is greater communication between community groups, said Rollins. Phillips volunteered to begin over the next several months contacting other churches in the area to see if they would want to participate next summer and how that participation could take shape. The group plans to meet in January to begin preparations for next summer. Bottom line, kids came, had a good time and were fed, said Jeanne Peoples, assistant to the principal of Keystone Heights High School. Anyone interested in helping with Summer in the City 2015, please contact Brandon Phillips at Trinity Baptist Church at 352-473-7261. Donations to help with the transportation deficit can be addressed to Clay County Education Foundation and dropped off at Keystone Heights High School with Linda McGhghy. Four Corners Report: News from Alachua, Bradford, Clay and Putnam counties


Thursday, Oct. 2, 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 Gayle Anne Bone exhibitFriday, Oct. 3 Gallery 26 in Melrose is at 303 S.R. 26 in the historic white twostory Mossman Home. During Melroses First Friday Art Walk, the gallery will be exhibiting the works of Gayle Anne Bone. Gayle has an art education degree from Bowling Green University in Ohio. During the summer, Gayle teaches group classes for elementaryaged school children and often displays her students art in shows. After retiring from public school teaching, she taught art for education majors at Saint Leo University for four years. Gayle enjoys working in the media of watercolor, collage, printing and photography. She has a special love for the Japanese art form of Origami. She has been a member of the Gainesville Artisans Guild, Create in Palatka and Gallery 26. She has participated in several art shows and won first place for one of her watercolors. While teaching, she illustrated a book of small guided readers for kindergarten students which was published by Maupin House Publishers. As an Air Force officer, Gayle lived in Japan and traveled around the world. She is very interested in Japanese art forms and has a collection of Asian art. Origami, Ikebana and other Japanese art forms have influenced Gayles artwork. She loves the simplicity and asymmetric compositions that the Japanese prefer to Western symmetry.Gallery 26Book signingFriday, Oct. 3 Linda Schilling Mitchell, author of Dear Miss Schneider, Please Excuse Walter... will be signing books at Gallery 26 during the Melrose First Friday Art Walk. Mitchells book describes the teaching career of her mother, who taught third grade in Newport, Kentucky from 19371940. It was during those years that Mitchells mother, Miss Schneider, began collecting the written excuses the mothers of her students sent in as to why their children were absent from school. The humble, heartfelt and sometimes humorous notes had been cloistered in a scrapbook for more than seventy years. This book is a beautiful glimpse of America during the Great Depression, wrote one reviewer on This is the perfect history lesson without having to read a 300-page book. It is a real look into one of Americas most challenging times through the eyes of those who knew it best; those who lived through it.Gold Head Branch State ParkHaunted Hike and Costume BallSaturday, Oct. 4 Prepare to be scared! Ghostly tales say the woods will be filled with more haunts than ever this year plus added attractions. Use discretion bringing sensitive children. No pets or strollers allowed. Please wear appropriate footwear. The hike is approximately one mile long over sandy, uneven and unpaved trail. Hikes start after dark. Costume ball/dance party with DJ Jukebox Larry. Dance starts at 7 p.m. Come dressed in your favorite costume (family friendly) or come as you are. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Presented by the Gold Head Associates Inc. (Citizens support organization for Gold Head State Park and the Palatka to Lake Butler State Trail). Proceeds from event will be used for various projects for the Park and Trail. So come for the hike and stay for the dance or come just to dance, Only $5.00 per person (includes hike and ball) For more information, call 352-473-4701.Lake Hill Baptist ChurchMissionary speakerSunday, Oct. 5 Lake Hill Baptist Church, 5165 C.R. 214 in Keystone Heights, will host speaker Ron Hoffmier, a missionary to Albania, during its morning service this Sunday. Also, the churchs clothes closet is open to the public on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Garden Club of the LakesHorticulture programThursday, Oct. 9 The Garden Club of the Lakes will host its horticulture program on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. The speaker will be Bill Warren from Ocala, a specialist on amaryllis. Mr. Warren orders amaryllis from Africa and Holland. Please join us at Faith Presbyterian Church, located at 2738 SR 21, midway between Keystone Heights and Melrose. For more information call Sue at 352-473-8023. Melrose Public LibrarySenior FairFriday, Oct. 10 The Institute for Workforce Innovation and the Melrose Public Library will present a communitywide senior services fair on Friday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Melrose Public Library. The Feed Your Wallet and Fill Your Pantry Senior Services Fair will provide information as well as screening and application assistance for seniors on various benefit programs that can help maximize retirement income through savings on groceries, medical costs, energy bills and more. Information and assistance is free and open to all senior citizens. Participants will receive a complimentary lunch gift certificate for the Landing.Gold Head Branch State Park Read with TreesSaturday, Oct 11 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. Paran Baptist ChurchHomecomingSunday, Oct. 12 Paran Baptsit Church, at 125 Paran Church Road in Grandin, will have its homecoming on Oct. 12. The congregation was established in 1856. The morning worship service is at 11 a.m. Special music will be by the Cross Creek Singers and the speaker is Pastor Christopher Roth. A covered dish dinner begins at 12:30 p.m. Please join us as we celebrate the 158th anniversary of the founding of Paran Baptist Church. For more information, please call (386) 659-2237 or (386) 6592337. Santa Fe AudubonMonthly meetingTuesday, Oct. 14 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 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.


6A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Prom ote Service Business with a TOOT YOUR OWN HORN! Email your med-to-hi-resolution digital photo (150dpi+) & ad text to: b y 5pm Monday OR bring it to:B r adford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor( 9 04) 964-6305W e ll help you design your ad cash/check/credit cards accepted all for only /wk co vering Bradford, Union & Clay Counties a in o u r weekly community gi veaway paper: Stand out from the crowd Pr omote YOUR Servicewith aClassified Photo A dA ctu al Size Ad Sample JOB WELL DONE! LAKE REGION MONITOR THE UNION COUNTY TIMES Veterans Day bricksDeadline for orderingWednesday, Oct. 15 The deadline is approaching fast for ordering memorial bricks for the Veterans Day ceremony at the Keystone Cemetery. If you are interested in placing an engraved brick in the Memorial Pathway to honor a veteran, in time for the commemoration, please be sure and get your donation into us no later than Oct. 15. Each brick may be purchased for $35 for 18-21 characters including spaces, with one to four lines. If you wish a medal to be placed on the brick, you may order that for $10 extra. 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. The Veterans Day ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Arrive early and bring your own chair.Womans ClubFish FryFriday, Oct. 17 The Womans Club of Keystone Heights will be hosting a Fish Fry on Oct. 17 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Take-out menu includes fish filet, coleslaw, baked beans and hush puppies. The eat-in menu is the same with an addition of coffee or tea. Live musical entertainment will be provided by Wrennie and Gil. Tickets are sold in advance and are $8. For further information, please call the Womans Club at 352-473-3553. All proceeds collected will be used for scholarships and community projects. Melrose Library AssociationTurning Turtles programThursday, Oct. 23 Please join the Melrose Library Associations adult enrichment program to hear Anne Ake and Larry Ogren tell us about the challenges and adventures surrounding the launch, in Costa Rica, of the worlds first sea turtle conservation program. Author Anne Ake will discuss her book, Turning Turtles in Tortuguero, Stories from the origins of Sea Turtle Research, and will be accompanied by Larry Ogren who was the inspiration for her work. For more than 20 years, Mr. Ogren helped list and manage the 5 species of sea turtles under the Endangered Species Act. He led research efforts detailing the threats to turtles from the fishing and shrimp industries. Today the turtle research station is part of an international organization devoted to the study and conservation of the sea turtle. After retiring, he volunteered for many years for organizations performing water quality sampling, turtle beach monitoring, and shoreline habitat advocacy. This is more than a conservation story; its a human message about the realities of existence for a people, a cause, and the strong but fragile green sea turtles. The program, which begins at 2 p.m., is also sponsored by the Putnam County Library System. It is free, and older children are welcome. Costa Rican goodies, prepared by the Keystone Heights High School Culinary class, will be served after the presentation.Wreaths Across AmericaDeadline for orderingSaturday, Nov. 15 There are over 400 veterans buried in the Keystone Heights Cemetery. The deadline for ordering a wreath for the Dec. 13, Wreaths Across America Ceremony is Nov. 15. For more information please contact Joan at 904-894-8411or Kevin at 904-477-3352. Each wreath is $15, however you may buy more than one. We would like to lay a wreath on every veterans grace. Please write the ID number: FLKHMG on your check or money order. The wreaths will be delivered to the Vietnam Veterans and Legacy Motorcycle Club by Dec. 13 which will escort the wreaths to the cemetery on Dec. 15. Remember our fallen veterans. ATTENTIONTD BANK CUSTOMERS Were you charged bank overdraft or NSF fees on Multiple debit account transactions? If so, you may be entitled to compensation!Wagner, Vaughan & McLaughlin, P.A. 601 Bayshore Blvd., Suite 910 | Tampa, FL 33606Call Toll Free 866-507-1518Jason K. WhittemoreCall NOW for information concerning your legal rights. Community College and then to the University of Florida where he earned both bachelors and masters degrees. While in college, he worked at Fryers Chicken where he met his wife, Mary, who is from Florahome and is now a Senior Lab Manager at UF Health. The couple has two girls, ages 12 and 7. Reeves started his teaching career at Robert H. Jenkins Jr. Middle School in Palatka, where he taught social studies to seventh and eighth graders. After five years he moved into administration, with posts at Interlachen High School and Elementary School. He is now in his 11th year as an administrator and his fifth as a principal. Reeves said his vision for Melrose Elementary is to create a culture of continuous growth for both students and staff. I have a low tolerance for people who rest on their laurels, he said, and added that everyone, no matter who they are, can always improve. Reeves also said he wants to reach out to businesses, parents and other stakeholders to make sure that the school is meeting the needs and expectations of the community. He spent a part of the summer reaching out to organizations in the Melrose area to open lines of communications and to seek input from community groups. He said that the response from Melrose leaders has been MELROSEContinued from 2A enthusiastic, with most asking how they can get involved at the school. Reeves also said he wants to challenge every student to reach his or her academic potential. He added that most teachers have a natural tendency to focus on students working at grade level within their classes. The new principal said that it is important that every student in every class, whether they are working at, above or below grade level, is challenged every day to improve.


BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Katelyn Sims has never been one to let cystic fibrosis prevent her from doing all the things shes wanted to in life. Therefore, shes certainly not going to let the disease stop her from participating in the annual Bradford-Union Great Strides fundraiser, an event she helped start in 2009. Sims was not feeling well on Sept. 27the day of the eventbut she was there anyway, walking her laps and doing her part to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I feel like its my baby, and I should be here to support it, Sims said, adding, I know my being here inspires other people. Sims family earned the Top Fundraising Family Team award, with the event raising approximately $11,000. That total will increase. Leisa Sims, Katelyns mother, said online donations had not been factored into the total yet. Claudia Foxworth, senior development director with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundations North Florida Chapter, said, It could get up to the $14,000, $15,000 that it usually does just because things do come in late. As usual, Leisa Sims couldnt say enough about the support the event has received and especially thanked Madison Street Baptist Church and members of the Keystone Heights Jr./Sr. High School National Honor Society for their support of the Sept. 27 event. We are so thankful for this community and their big hearts, she said. They just blow us away every day. They really do. Community State Bank earned the Top Fundraising Team award, while several awards were handed out for going the extra mile. One went to Weslee Waters, who ran every lap and then some. He told a Telegraph-TimesRegional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL PRICES AVAILABLEOCT 1 OCT 7 $499 lb lb $199$399$299$129 lb Amazing quality. Fantastic prices.Satisfaction Guaranteed lb BUFFALO, HONEY, BBQ or TERIYAKI$599 $229 lb FRESH PORK BONELESS $24 9 lb LEAN & TENDER $599 $249 lb 2 LB lb FAM PAK lb Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904) 368-9188 ALBERTO 5 LBWYLWOOD POTATOES GINGER EVANS 4 LB KASKEY $329 $119 $179 $169SWEET BABY RAYS DEL PINOS HILLS BROS GINGER EVANS PEANUT PATCH $239 $699 2 $300 $599 2 LB8 LB BAG 3 LB BAG 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 7:30 Sat 5:15, 8:00 Sun 5:30 Wed Thur 7:15NOW SHOWING Fri 7:45 Sat 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 Sun 5:00, 7:00 Wed Thur 7:30Denzel Washington Idris Elba THE R Taking Great Strides toward Capital City Bank team members (foreground, l-r) Penny Pearson and Melissa (background) Patricia Evans, See STRIDES, 7B ABOVE: Katelyn Sims Kraken Stone and Autumn Hailey Starling,


2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 www. CaptainsPartyRentals .com Bounce Houses W ater Slides Dunk Tanks Trackless Train 904-364-6128 BY TRACY LEE TATE Staff Writer Preparations are almost complete for the ninth annual Starke Bikefest, scheduled this year for Oct. 10-12. Organizers at the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce hope the later date this year will result in increased attendance since it should be a little cooler during the day. Also, the event is scheduled for the weekend before Daytonas Biketoberfest, making it easy for both festival attendees and vendors to stop here on their way south. As usual, the event and all the activities are free and will be confined to Call Street. Applications for vendors are still available. Also available are entry forms for the Miss Starke Bikefest 2014 contest. Applicants must be 18 years or older (ID or birth certificate required), sign a release allowing their likeness to be used by the chamber in promoting future events, pay a $20 entry fee and be prepared to stay after the event for photos and other activities. Participants must provide two costumes, one themed to the event and one swimwear. Deadline for entry is 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 11. While vendors may start setting up at 10 a.m., this years event will officially begin at 5 p.m. on Friday with the singing of the national anthem by Carol Milner at the stage at the city square. Live music will be presented until 11 p.m. with three bands playing Overdrive (rock, blues and country) from 6-7 p.m., J.J. Strickland and the Bounty Hunter Band (southern rock) from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and the Jamie Davis Band (country/ southern rock) from 9 10:30 p.m. From 11 p.m. until midnight, CWA wrestling will take center stage, presenting both male and female bouts. Saturdays offerings will begin with a reptile show by local expert Devon Wheeler at 10 a.m., followed by a day of music and fun. Biker games will be held throughout the day, arranged by the Faith Riders and will include the ever popular PortaPotty pull an event where a bike is hooked to a PortaPotty, a helmeted accomplice is seated in the potty and the rider pulls the potty toward a finish line. As would be expected, the first one there wins. A bike show will also take place on Saturday, with registration from 11 a.m. 12 p.m. and awards presented at 2 p.m. in several classes. Saturday music will include: All Fired Up (southern rock) from 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Speeshees (rock) from 1-2:30 p.m., Big Trouble (southern rock) from 3-4:30 p.m., Southern Burn (southern rock) from 5 6:30 p.m. and Clark Hill (southern rock) from 7 8:30 p.m. From 9 10:30 p.m. the AC/ DC tribute band Stiff Upper Lip will take to the stage. At 11 p.m., the contestants for Miss Starke Bikefest 2014 will take to the stage, competing in two costume classes. The winner will be announced and crowned at the end of the event. The winner will receive $500 cash and a free photo session before and after the event, as well as a collection of coupons and gift certificates provided by local merchants. Sunday morning, the Faith Riders will provide a free breakfast at 9:30 a.m. to the sounds of the band Crossfire Warriors, a Christian rock band. At 10:30 there will be a blessing of the bikes, followed by another Christian rock performance, this one from the Undeserved Band, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The event will officially end at 1 p.m., with vendor teardowns beginning then. This year the chamber is expecting as many as 65 vendors with a variety in offerings, including motorcycle wear and accessories, arts and crafts, information booths and, of course, food. So far, 16 food vendors have signed up, with 10 offering a full menu and six serving either snacks or specialty items. This years Starke Bikefest promises to be a good time for everyone, offering food, fun and frolics to all who attend. Starke Bikefest returns Oct. 10-12 BY TRACY LEE TATE Staff Writer Local musical artists Clark Hill will be performing at this years Starke Bikefest, but they have other reasons to make it a special weekend. The duo will be releasing a new single, Country Cruisin, digitally on Sony Music the night before the festival and will be debuting a music video of the song at the Florida Twin Theatre on Friday night, Oct.10. We have been performing the song for about five or six months, Jimmie Clark said. We have had a good response and felt that it is ready to be a single. The group, founded by Clark and his brother-in-law, Michael Calderin, has become a local musical fixture in Bradford County and surrounding areas. Currently, they are working to develop a firm fan base to build upon before they take the next step in their musical careers. Motorcycles line a section of Call Street Starke during event returns Bradford County Tabet (left) and Dave Holland enjoy BY TRACY LEE TATE Staff Writer All the action wont be downtown on the weekend of the Bikefest. Thunder Music Park south of town is also offering activities for bikers and their friends. Bike Bash 2014 will run from Friday, Oct. 10, through Saturday, Oct. 11. Strip Club Choppers and Gainesville Harley Davidson will be on hand, as well as numerous food vendors. There will be beer on tap and a full liquor bar. The kick-off party on Friday will feature music by Lisa and the Mad Hatters from 6 p.m. until 12 a.m. Saturdays musical offering will include Evil Monkey, from 3-6 p.m., Local Traffic, from 6-8 p.m. and Sons of Anarchy soundtrack artists Preacher Stone from 8 p.m. until 12 a.m. There will also be games and contests, including a wet T-shirt contest, a bikini contest and a 50-50 drawing for gift baskets. Admission in free. Clark Hill to play Bikefest, release single Thunder Music Park to present Bike Bash The fourth annual Bradford County Relay for Life Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show is set to take place Nov. 1 at the downtown Starke square from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Eight awards will be presented for car and truck entries, while five will be presented to motorcycle entries. The event will also include food, music, fun for the kids and a yard sale. If you would like to be a vendor at the event, or want more information in regard to entering the show, please contact Mitchell Gunter at 904-966-1386 or, or Linda Lee at 904-966-3022. Relay for Life car show is Nov. 1 in Starke


Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B The common cold and the flu share similar symptoms and its often hard to tell which of the two you may be suffering from. Both are respiratory illnesses and are caused by viruses though different ones. One indication that you may have the flu and not a cold is that the flu tends to come on quickly with much intensity and is often accompanied by two to three weeks of fatigue and weakness. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Flu season is October through May. The CDC recommends getting vaccinated in September or as early as the vaccine is available. However, if you miss that deadline it may still help to get vaccinated later in the flu season as most of the seasonal flu activity peaks in January or later. There are two types of flu vaccines: the flu shot and the nasal-spray flu vaccine. The flu shot is given with a needle and contains the inactivated virus. It is approved for use in people 6 months of age and older, including healthy people, people with chronic conditions and pregnant women. The nasal-spray contains a vaccine made with live, weakened flu viruses and is approved for use in healthy people 2-49 years of age who are not pregnant. If you or your family members are feeling a bit under the weather and want to know whether it is a cold or the flu, be sure to see your Provider soon. Your Provider may prescribe flu antiviral drugs if you are very sick or are considered high risk, but its very important that they be used earlywithin the first two days of symptoms. People considered at high risk for severe flu illness include pregnant women, young children, seniors, and those with certain chronic health conditions. 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Ryan Christopher Demar, 32, of Starke was arrested Sept. 29 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Demar choked his girlfriend until she almost passed out after an argument about her daughter staying at a relatives home. After releasing her neck, Demar than tried to pick her up by her shirt to carry her to another room. The victim told law enforcement this wasnt the first time she had been physically abused by Demar, showing the deputy a large bruise on her arm from an incident two days previous, when he grabbed her by the arm. Bond was set at $25,000 for the charge. Amber Briann Dixon, 24, of Jacksonville was arrested Sept. 27 by Lawtey police during a traffic stop for three charges of possession of drugsall being a controlled substance without a prescription. Gregory Garth Fieseler, 36, of Starke was arrested Sept. 27 by Starke police on an out-of-county warrant for contempt of court. Bond was set at $1,006 for the charge. Elijah Franklin Gainey, 22, of Hampton was arrested Sept. 24 by Starke police for trespassing, and failure to appear at the Bradford County jail. According to the arrest report, police responded to an apartment at Whispering Oaks to assist EMS with a call for an unresponsive pregnant person. Dispatch advised the officer also that the boyfriend of the pregnant woman, Gainey, was trespassed from Whispering Oaks and was believed to be in the apartment. When the police and EMS arrived, the girlfriend was responsive and said Gainey was hiding somewhere in the apartment. He was located in the bathtub with the shower curtain closed and arrested. Bond was set at $4,500 for the charges. Ashley Faye Gibbs, 30, of Starke was arrested Sept. 23 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Gibbs and her ex-husband got into an argument at her apartment, which turned physical when she hit him in the back of the head. The ex-husband said he used his hands to restrain Gibbs after she started hitting him, and she was deemed the aggressor in the argument and arrested. Stephanie Mcleod Goad, 29, of Jacksonville was arrested Sept. 29 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for smuggling contraband into a detention facility. According to the offense report, a jail officer found a cup with approximately a pound of tobacco and 40 cigarettes in it in the trash can in the visitation/ lobby area of the facility on Sept. 3. While reviewing video of the area, Goad could be seen walking into the area with an unidentified female and going straight to the trashcan and placing something in it from her hand. According to the report, Goad was leaving the contraband for her boyfriend, an inmate at the jail. Bond was set at $30,000 for the charge. Neal Norman Golden, 56, of Lawtey was arrested Sept. 25 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Calvin Hankerson, 56, of Starke was arrested Sept. 23 by Starke police for probation violation. Glenwood Garrett Harrison, 21, of Starke was arrested Sept. 26 by Starke police for failure to appear. Bond was set at $1,500 for the charge. Jeffery Carl Hilburn, 22, of Starke was arrested Sept. 24 by Bradford deputies for production of drugs, aggravated assault with a weapon, two charges of battery and probation violation. According to the arrest report, law enforcement was called by a woman who has been Hilburns girlfriend for five years and who he has a child with. The woman stated that Hilburn physically and verbally abused her during the past month, starting when she refused to ride on the back of his motorcycle. The victim said he got off the motorcycle and started hitting her on the legs with his belt buckle. Several weeks later, he hit her in the face and threw shoes at her after she questioned where he had been one evening. During that incident, a shoe broke a picture frame, and Hilburn grabbed a piece of broken glass and threatened to kill her with it. Hilburn is also accused of choking the victim recently after she refused to go to the store and buy products he could use to make the illegal drug methamphetamine. Hilburn was also being investigated by law enforcement after deputies learned that he might be making methamphetamine in a camper on another persons property in the county. A search of the camper turned up evidence he was doing so. Several witnesses associated with the property owner also gave statements to law enforcement that they had witnessed Hilburn making methamphetamine at the camper. Hilburn was arrested, and bond was set at $34,000 for the recent charges, while no bond was allowed for the probation violation charge, which came from a previous charge of child neglect. Chad Edwin Mallory, 36, of Starke was arrested Sept. 24 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked and probation violation. Bond was set at $5,000 for the DWLS charge, while no bond was allowed for the probation violation charge. Emily Nicole Middleton, 33, of Lawtey was arrested Sept. 26 by the Florida Highway Patrol on an out-of-county warrant. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Johnte Dominic Nichols, 29, of Starke was arrested Sept. 24 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Nichols was at his mothers home in Starke when he attacked a man there, lunging at him and head-butting him during the altercation. It was noted on the arrest report that several hours before Nichols arrest, the same officer had been called to the home about a disturbance. During this call, Nichols mom told police that her son was being disrespectful to the male victim and had been verbally arguing with the man previously. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Julius Jerome Riles, 26, of Jacksonville was arrested Sept. 28 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Sheri Lyn Schoonover, 33, of Spring Hill was arrested Sept. 28 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Schoonover was at her husbands residence in Hampton with their two children. Schoonover was intoxicated when she and her husband started arguing. She then started throwing things at him and hitting him with her fists. The husband told the deputy he was able to get her to go outside away from the children, but she continued to argue and tried to get back into the home. The husband wouldnt let her in the home, and when she broke a front window, he called law enforcement. Schoonover told the deputy that both of them had been drinking and that she was trying to leave the residence when the fighting started. She had swelling around her eye and a small cut on her arm, while the husband had marks on his face, chest and back. She was arrested as the deputy determined she was the primary aggressor, while he noted in the report that a sworn complaint against the husband for domestic battery will be filed with the State Attorneys office. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Gwen Shafer, 61, of Starke was arrested Sept. 25 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Michael Troy Shaw, 19, of Waldo was arrested Sept. 23 by Bradford deputies on an out-ofcounty warrant from Alachua for probation violation on original charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond was allowed for the charge. Norman Hamilton Thomson, 60, of Bronson was arrested Sept. 23 by Bradford deputies for not registering a vehicle that is operated on state roads. John Wesley Tucker, 48, of Starke was arrested Sept. 28 by Bradford deputies for aggravated assault with a weapon and two charges of battery. According to the arrest report, Tucker had been arguing with a man and a woman at the Lost Valley Campground in Starke. When the two victims were walking down the road a few minutes later, Tucker came out of the dark and pushed the man in the chest, and then ran to a nearby Jeep and retrieved a hatchet from it. When Tucker started to draw his arm back to hit the male with the hatchet, the woman stepped in between the two, and Tucker slapped her in the face with his hand. She then slapped him back in the face, causing Tucker to state he was going to call the police, which he did. When a deputy arrived and interviewed the three involved in the incident, he arrested Tucker and transported him to the jail. Bond was set at $15,000 for the charges. James A. Williams, 48, of Starke was arrested Sept. 24 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Williams and his girlfriendthe mother of two of his children started arguing in a barn outside their residence. He was spitting on her and started hitting and pushing her against things in the barn. They then went into the residence, where he continued to push her, pushing her against a back door window, which broke and cut the victim. Williams denied hitting the victim, saying that she hit him, but he was arrested by the deputy. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Bobby Ihan Williams, 36, of Starke was arrested Sept. 26 by Bradford deputies for trespassing. According to the arrest report, Williams was asked to leave a residence and refused to do so. Law enforcement was called and Williams agreed to leave the home after getting his things gathered up. Approximately 30 minutes later, the deputy was called back to the home after Williams broke out the bathroom window and entered the home. The deputy searched the home and found Williams hiding under the victims bed and arrested him. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union More arrests on page 6B


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This proposed amendment to the State Constitution entitled Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions is, in my opinion, not designed so much to help those with illnesses as it is to open the door to legalize random use of Marijuana in Florida. There are just too many loopholes that are quite easy to circumvent. In fact if this amendment is signed into law, a careful reading would assist a novice in figuring out a way to smoke pot legally. One of the first things that stands out is the fact that to be a caregiver all one has to prove is that they are age 21 or older. No medical training, background check or family ties necessary. Also the locations of centers where the marijuana can be sold are unregulated. The law only states that The Department of Health shall register and regulate them. There is no rule to keep them away from churches or schools. A doctors prescription is not necessary nor is one even allowed under Federal Law. Only a written statement from a doctor stating that in his professional opinion he believes that the use of medical marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks for the patient. The law lists a group of specific diseases but then includes the statement at the end of the list that says or other conditions. Also an underaged teen can obtain one of these doctor statements without parental permission. It seems as though they also see some hidden dangers that they would rather avoid getting involved in. Under Amendment 2, lawsuits involving injured patients who are under the influence of medical marijuana will be unable to seek legal recourse against physicians, caregivers or treatment centers who committed acts with negligence or intentional wrongdoing against the patients. Go to for more information Sincerely, David L. Dodge Bradford County Amendment 2 has too many loopholes Dear Editor: Quite obviously the medical marijuana drive has little to do with medical use and more to do with recreational use. The medical use is the ability of using THC which is in marijuana to help relieve pain and stimulate appetites. This pill has been available in the synthetic form for over 15 years. This is not about helping the sick this is a smoke screen to legalize the drug. If you have 20% of Floridians hooked Marijuana issue: recreation than medication on marijuana at the present time, maybe 3 million and you legalize it and you double that amount you have 6 million marijuana users in the State. Who is going to support all these people who have difficulty functioning in society? So lets make the November vote easy. If you have a member of your family or a friend who is a user of marijuana and/or alcoholic and their whole life is wasted than vote NO! You have seen what this drug does to people, constant use causes brain damage. How could you vote yes? Most of us have seen the results of individuals who due to the continued use of marijuana and alcohol live off relatives or the government. They cant work because they dont have the focus to hold a job, they steal to buy drugs and you cant trust them, period. So the bottom line is if you have never seen anyones life destroyed by marijuana and alcohol vote YES with a clear conscience. Be honest with yourself, this is your state and your country. If you want to argue about alcohol vs. marijuana, go ahead and waste everyones time and while you are trying to confuse the issue some more kids will get hooked on drugs and alcohol, their lives will be gone, does it really matter which drug it is? Bart Cassidy Madison Dear Editor: Millions of tax dollars in state project funding to protect our springs continues to subsidize private interests and large corporations without requiring them to stop practices that are harmful to our springs and lakes. Corporate polluters like U. S. Sugar, who is also in a huge Everglades land deal with the state, gave Gov. Rick Scott a $100,000 campaign donation. politicians, appointed or elected, and any other regulators receiving public tax dollars, should be prohibited from taking one penny from those they are regulating a form of corruption of public officials that should be prohibited. Public showcasing of limited, under funded and inadequate projects, masquerading as good water policy, is a form of reelection and water management district propaganda, which does nothing to reverse the status of our significantly harmed springs, lakes and rivers. Statutory and constitutional provisions for the protection and preservation of our resources are being ignored, backstopped with a water management district and FDEP smoke-screen that is peppered with studies and a claimed scientific basis for computing MFLs that is flawed and more often than not, heavily influenced by powerful developers and water utilities who are successfully managing the regulatory process and subverting water policy. After years of broken promises, we cant trust our politicians to do the right thing, but voters can take action. Please support Amendment 1 in November to help protect and restore our water resources. Terry Brant, Protection of springs nothing promises Legislative Chairman Santa Fe Lake Dwellers Association Melrose Dear Editor: Its a sad fact that our politicians and their benefactors, the large corporations who lavish them with campaign money, generally have the ethical and aesthetic sensibilities of skunks. They dont care whether the environment and our waters are polluted and depleted, or whether they put their money into toxic derivatives or line their pockets at the expense of Floridas water and the public interest -as long as the investment lines their pockets. Even though Wall Streets 2008 crash revealed the hazards of exploitation and corrupt business practices, Floridas political leadership and large corporations fail to show any concern for essentially doing the same thing to the backbone of Floridas economy, quality of life and formerly pristine environmental resources. Our legislature has set into law, and by extension, has allowed our governor, the FDEP and Water Management Districts, to sell a harmful water policy that has been deliberately designed to allow pumping until significant harm has been done; ignoring their constitutional mandate to protect and preserve our waters. They are our elected representatives, a position of the highest ethical trust, but they are in fact Floridas reigning Robber Barons. Voters should reject the long history of failed promises to protect our water Vote for Amendment #1 in November. Let the politicians know we value our springs, lakes and rivers. Terry Brant, Legislative Chairman Santa Fe Lake Dwellers Association Melrose Do away vote for Amendment 1 Dear Editor: With less than four weeks until Election Day, it is my hope and prayer that Conservative voters are paying attention to what is going on in the world, especially here in North Florida. When Charlie Crist bailed and made his unsuccessful bid for an Conservatives must get out and vote easier, non-term limited job, he left us with 830,000 lost jobs and an unemployment rate of 11%. Governor Scott has brought the unemployment rate down to 6.3% and has brought in about 650,000 jobs. He is actively looking for more. Florida is second only to Texas in job creation. Our economy is definitely on the rebound. Governor Scott may not be as photogenic or have that nice orange tan and perfect hair of Crist, but he is a businessman and runs our state like a business. He has actually created businesses and written checks to employees. Crist is a career politician and to my knowledge has never held a real job until John Morgan, his benefactor, put him on the payroll, which brings us to the proposed Amendment 2, Legalized Marijuana. I would like to see Christian Conservatives rally around Attorney General Pam Bondi and defeat this proposal. This proposal is rift with loopholes and will only open the door to recreational use, just as in Colorado, Oregon and Washington State. This amendment is being pushed by Crists most visible and vocal supporter, John Morgan of Morgan and Morgan law firm. It has nothing to do with health care and is an unabashed effort to get a certain segment of the populace to the polls. Tell me why a trial lawyer is interested in legalized pot? A number of my Tea Party friends are unhappy with Scott and are threatening not to turn out to vote. These same people refused to vote for McCain or Romney and look what we got. We need to unite and make sure the alternative is not allowed to win by default. Not voting will be the same as one more vote for what most of us are against. Just to the north of us in District 2, Representative Steve Southerland is in a tight race with Bob Grahams daughter. Next to Bill Nelson, Mr. Graham was the most liberal politician I have ever known. Ms. Graham has stated she is her own person and will vote accordingly. Be assured she will vote with Nancy Pelosi, Alan Grayson, Corrine Brown, Fredrica Wilson and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Please urge your friends to the north to support and vote for Rep. Southerland. He has been good for Florida and will continue to represent us in a way to make us proud. I urge you to vote and help get out others who hold conservative values. Every vote will be needed to counter the Southeast coast, Alachua, Gadsen and Leon Counties. We need to keep Florida Red. Jim Harrell, Worthington Springs Socials The families of A.W. Clyde, and Lacy Brown, Moral Clark and Ray Sasser, will be having their Family Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Bradford County Fairgrounds. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m. and meal will be served around 12:30 or 1:00. Bring a meat, side dish and and tea will be provided. PLEASE remind all family members...and dont forget to bring family photos to share. If you have corn hole games, horse shoes or play a musical instrument, bring them and lets have a good time together, making lots of memories! Brown, Clark, Clyde, Sasser families to host Oct. 11 reunion 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 for more information. DAR meeting scheduled for Oct. 6


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He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Paul and Marie Holt. He is survived by: parents, Albert and Jackie Holt Baugess of Starke; brothers, Paul (Erica) Holt and Joseph Baugess, both of Starke; paternal grandparents, Larry Baugess of Lawtey, and Deloris Baugess of Starke. Graveside services were held on Sept. 26 at Keystone Heights Cemetery with Pastor Tracy Cantley officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Nancy Dabney KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Nancy Richardson Dabney, 79, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at E T York Haven Hospice Care Center in Gainesville with her family at her side. She moved to Keystone Heights in 1992 from Gainesville. She retired as a receptionist from the Gainesville Eye Clinic. She was a member of Immanuel Anglican Church in Keystone Heights. She is survived by: her husband of 61 years, John Davis Jack Dabney of Keystone Heights; two daughters, Dawn (Mike) Akers of Palatka and Dana (Jeff) Grant of Keystone Heights; four sons, Dave (Sherry) Dabney of Helena, Alabama, Dean (Donna) Dabney of Palatka, Drew (Holly) Dabney of Alachua and Doug (Tammy) Dabney of Gainesville; a brother, John Richardson of Bargersville, Indiana, 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. There was a memorial service held Oct. 1 at Servants of Christ Anglican Church in Gainesville, with the Rev. Alex Farmer officiating. Memorial gifts may be sent to Servants of Christ Anglican Church in Gainesville. Arrangements are under the care of Moring Funeral Home of Melrose. Lawrence Dalton KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Lawrence Larry Michael Dalton, 72, of Keystone Heights died at home Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 following an extended illness. He was born in Long Branch, New Jersey on Aug. 12, 1942 to the late Lawrence William and Margaret Ann (Welch) Dalton. He became a resident of Keystone Heights in 2006 moving from New Jersey and was a retired horse groomer. He attended Friendship Bible Church. His daughter, Erika had preceded him in death. Survivors are: sons, Brian, Daniel and Ronald; one sister; several grandchildren; and his girlfriend of 18 years, Marilyn Godwin. Memorial services will be held Oct. 25 in the Friendship Bible Church with Pastor Paul Coleman officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Friendship Bible Church, P.O. Box 1007, Keystone Heights, FL 32656. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Noah Foerman LAKE BUTLER Noah Martin Foerman, 74, of Lake Butler died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at Suwannee Valley Haven Hospice in Lake City, with his family by his side. He was born on Jan. 25, 1940 in Weirsdale to the late John and Nancy Touchston Foerman. He retired from the Florida Department of Corrections after 24 years. He was a member of the Lake Butler Church of God. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Schaffer. He is survived by: his wife of 23 years, Jackie M. Foerman; daughter, Derenda Wade of Tallahassee; sons, Rex Foerman of Lakeland, Stanley Foerman of Tampa, and Benjie Parrish of Tallahassee; 12 grandchildren and 16 greatgrandchildren; brothers, David Foerman of Lake City and Earl Foerman of Jacksonville; sisters, Evelyn Burt of Lake Butler and Pat Cates of Ocala. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 3 at 11:00 am at Lake Butler Church of God, with Rev. Lemuel Lane officiating. Burial will take place following the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Lake City. Family invites friends for visitation on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 8 pm at Archer Funeral Home. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Inc. of Lake Butler. Marvena Goodwin HAMPTON Marvena Ann Sis Goodwin, age 68, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at her home. She was born to Marvin Shoemaker, Sr. and Helen Jean Voss on Jan. 10, 1946 in Hagerstown, Maryland and at age 4 moved to Fairbanks. A homemaker for her family, in the 1970s, Sis also worked at Woolworths and then 2000 to 2008, as a merchandiser for Golden Flake Snack Foods. She was also a waitress for several years. Sis was a very selfless person and was known to give everyone a hug. She was a member of Ochwilla Baptist Church. She is survived by: her husband of 32 years, Johnny Goodwin; brother, Pete Shoemaker; sisters, Susan McWaters and Lois (Larry) White; children, Tammy Davis, Ray (Richelle) Davis, Tina Polk, Henry (Christy) Stewart, II and Angel (Rodger) Moore; grandchildren, Jimmy J.B., Katy, Ray, Randy, Ryan, Robby, Tony, Natasha, Samantha, Lacey, Curtis, Renee, David, Kayla, Dixie, Evan, Zachary and Brooklyn; and 18 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 3 at 11:00 a.m., in the chapel of Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Downtown, 404 North Main Street, with Pastor Dale Thigpen officiating. Burial will follow in Fairbanks Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, Oct. 2, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Please visit Marvenas memorial page at For further information, WilliamsThomas Downtown (352) 376-7556. PAID OBITUARY Eva Kuykendall KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Eva Mae Kuykendall, 86, of Keystone Heights died at the Haven Hospice E.T. York Care Center on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. She was born March 22, 1928 in Theressa to the late Sidney and Mattie Martha (Batton) Triest and was a homemaker. She was a 1948 graduate of Bradford High and was a member of Hope Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by: her son John Wayne Kuykendall; and siblings, Thomas Triest, Leon Triest and Ervin Triest. Survivors include: her husband of 65 years, James Leon Kuykendall; children, Jim (Sandie) Kuykendall and Joanne Kuykendall Davenport, all of Keystone Heights and Sherry (Doyle) Newsome of Jacksonville; brother, Ernest Triest of Keystone Heights; twin sister, Lilly Mae Eiland of Inglis; seven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 29 in Hope Baptist Church with Dr. G.E. Coons and Dr. Larry Strickland officiating. Interment followed at the Hope Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family has requested contributions to please be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Mattie Langley LAKE BUTLER Mattie Virginia Hilton Langley, 89, of Lake Butler died on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at Suwannee Valley Haven Hospice in Lake City. She was born on Jan. 31, 1925 in Bartow to the late Crawford L. Hilton and Minnie Alston Hilton. She graduated from Union County High School. She worked as a nurse at King Memorial Hospital in Lake Butler for about 20 years, and as a school nurse with the Union County School Board until she retired. She was a member of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Lake Butler. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Langley; sisters, Marie Dukes and Nell Raulerson; and brother, Johnny Hilton. She is survived by: daughters, Gale Langley Cales of Lake Butler, Sandra Langley (Steve) Tyre of Lake Butler, and Cathy Langley (David) Bandy of Lake Butler; eight grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren Funeral services were held on Sept. 29 at Harmony Free Will Baptist Church of Lake Butler. Burial followed in Elzey Chapel Cemetery. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler. 964-(8473)13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) Tires Wheels Vehicle Accessories Golf Carts & Parts Jo es Tires Summer Time We have Deep Blue Engel Coolers... 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6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 d Obituaries d Cecil Leach WINTER GARDENCecil E. Leach of Winter Garden went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Cecil was born in Starke in Dec. of 1942. He graduated from Bradford High School in 1961 before joining the United States Army. He served overseas in Okinawa, Japan until he was honorably discharged in 1964. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army reserve and the National Guard. He moved to West Orange County in 1975 and worked for Florida Rock and Tank Lines, and C&W Trucking in Winter Garden before starting and successfully operating his own trucking company before retiring in 2010. While raising his family he was an active member in the community coaching and umpiring Little League Baseball and Pop Warner football in Ocoee. Besides spending time with family, Cecil enjoyed spending leisure time fishing, and reading about military history. Cecil was also a devoted Florida Gator fan for most of his life, and he loved to spend fall Saturday afternoons watching his Gators play in the Swamp. Cecil was a member of First Baptist Central Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents Cecil E. Leach, Sr. and Alice J. Leach of Starke. He is survived by: his wife, Linda D. Leach; his son, Chad (Renee) Leach of Winter Garden; and daughter, Kristin Leach of Texas. Cecil is also survived by; his four grandchildren, Michael, Grace, Sarah, and Kyle; sisters, Linda Lewis of Starke, Marie Green of Macclenny, Faye (Jeff) Mullinax of Gainesville, Joann (Allison) Shadd and Donnie (Donald) Bennett of Raiford; many nieces and nephews and his little dog, Jasper. Services will be held grave-side at the Winter Garden Cemetery with military honors. Pastor Everette Eastham, Jr. will be officiating. Please check www. for service information. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Cecil Leach Family Memorial fund at Fairwinds Credit Union in Winter Garden. Proceeds from the fund will be used to care for Cecils granddaughter whom he and his wife Linda are legal guardians. PAID OBITUARY Mary Mercer STARKE Mary Vivian Mercer, 86, of Starke, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at Haven Hospice E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. She was born on Aug. 24, 1928 in Plant City to the late Noah L. and Ellen (Lassiter) and moved to Starke about 30 years ago. She was a piece worker for ARC of Bradford, and a Baptist. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister and four brothers. She is survived by: her caregiver, Debra Wales of Starke; great-niece, Tammy Murphy; and many local friends. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 1:00 pm at The ARC of Bradford, 1351 S. Water Street in Starke. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Travis Tetstone BROOKER Travis Glen Tetstone, 25, of Brooker died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born July 18, 1989 in Gainesville to Dickie Tetstone and Teresa Polk, living all his life in Brooker. He was employed with Buford Inc. Tree Service. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Joyce Tetstone. He is survived by: daughter, Allison Brooke Tetstone of Brooker; mother, Teresa Polk of Brooker; father, Dickie Tetstone of Brooker; fiance, Morgan Wooding of Brooker; brothers, Troy Tetstone Sr., Traver Tetstone, and Hunter Tetstone, all of Brooker; maternal grandparents, Olan and Lydia Polk of Brooker; and paternal grandfather, Hubert Tetstone of Brooker. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Oct. 2 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Inc. of Lake Butler. Bradford Carol-Ann Brauchle Zsizsek, 47, of Starke was arrested Sept. 25 by Starke police for possession of opium or derivative and selling opium or derivative. According to the arrest report, Zsizsek sold a confidential source of the police four 10-mg Percocets, with the transaction recorded on video. She later admitted to selling illegal drugs approximately two times over the past few months. Bond was set at $40,000 for the charges. Keystone/Melrose Robin Suzanne Black, 44, of Keystone Heights was arrested on Sept. 27 by Clay deputies for battery. Donald Chase, 20, of Keystone Heights was arrested on Sept. 24, 25 and 26 for grand theft and armed burglary. According to an arrest report, Chase and Jose Irizarry were first arrested for breaking into a S.R. 100, Lake Geneva residence on Sept. 23. After breaking a window to get into the structure, the two made off with three handguns, a laptop computer and the victims GMC pickup truck. Witnesses later reported seeing the truck with Chase and Irizarry inside. Deputies made contact with the suspects, who were still in possession of the stolen truck. They then searched the pairs Highridge Estates house and found the victims laptop and a blank check belonging to the victim. Deputies also found evidence that linked Chase and Irizarry to four additional thefts in the Lake Region: one in Lake Geneva, two in Highridge Estates and one in the Tower Hill area. Items stolen included firearms, jewelry, food, electronics and a Chevrolet Trailblazer. Lawrence Isgette, 59, of Melrose was arrested Sept. 25 by Clay deputies for DUI. Jose Irizarry, 26, of Keystone Heights, was arrested on Sept. 24, 25 and 26 for grand theft and armed burglary. Union Corinthian Eli Williams, 17, of Raiford was arrested Sept. 24 by Union deputies for conspiracy to commit robbery with a firearm, conspiracy to commit a felony using a mask or hood, using two-way communication device to commit a felony, possession of narcotics and liquor person under 21, carrying a concealed weapon and resisting an officer. According to the arrest report, investigators received a tip that Williams was planning to rob the Kangaroo store in Raiford. Phone calls between Williams and a confidential source were monitored and recorded by UCSO, with Williams discussing his plan to use a BB gun that looks like a real gun to rob the store. Also discussed was a plan where Williams would take a hostage in the store, how he would wear a mask and black clothing and the time he would call to say he was on his way to the Kangaroo. For safety reasons, UCSO staged a take down of Williams before he reached the store. When Williams called the confidential source to say he was leaving, deputies spotted him on a bike in the area of his home headed toward the store and stopped and arrested him, finding the BB gun, a folding knife, a pipe with marijuana residue in it and an alcoholic beverage on him. Thomas Gregory Canavan, 21, of Worthington Springs was arrested Sept. 30 by Union deputies on warrant for probation violation. Malachi Skye Fields, 32, of Hampton was arrested Sept. 29 by Union deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. Jacob Ryan Knight, 19, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 24 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Knight attacked his mom at her home after becoming upset with her during an argument. He first punched several holes in the bathroom door, then shoved the victim and hit her in the head approximately five times before kicking her in the shin. Larry Wayne Langford Jr., 46, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 24 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Langford had been drinking and started arguing with his father. Langford shoved the victim into a chair and then picked up a chair and broke it. He then threw it into the yard, missing his father by a couple of feet. Aaron Tyler McCurry, 19, was arrested Sept. 23 by Union deputies on a warrant for felony larcenytheft is $300 or more but less than $5,000. Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union t Crime t


Monitor reporter he had run five laps, but he was still running approximately 20 minutes after that. Walkers/runners were required to walk only two laps. The other Going the Extra Mile award went to Dave Stone, better known as the Kraken, who, along with Katelyn Sims, is one of the Dreadknots on the History Channel show Ax-Men. The Kraken walked right alongside Sims during the event. (Capt. Clint Roberts of the Dreadknots was going to come as well, but vehicle trouble prevented him from doing so.) Sims said she is grateful for the support she receives from both the Kraken and Capt. Clint in spreading the word about CF. Its awesome knowing that they support the cause just as much as they support anything else they do, she said. Its awesomejust the fact that even on the show and any appearances we go to, they always make sure I have the opportunity to spread the word about it and get information to people. Leisa Sims said her daughter being on Ax-Men has helped her spread awareness of CF. She talked of one man who sent a message to her daughter telling her that he and his family watched Ax-Men every Sunday night because of her. Katleyn Sims active lifestyle gives hope to the family, which includes an 8-year-old girl with CF. You taught us she has a life, and we want to thank you for that, the man told Katelyn. Leisa Sims certainly agrees that her daughter is an inspiration to others. She has personally witnessed the hospital stays and other health issues her daughter has dealt with, only to see her daughter go on and do such things as being a cheerleader in high school and participating in various pageants. Katelyn is currently the reigning Miss TriCounty. Seeing her daughter walk in the Great Strides event, despite not feeling well, was certainly an encouragement to her. She still did this walk, Leisa said. Did I do my second lap? Yeah, because of her. If youd like to know more about cystic fibrosis and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, please visit To make a donation toward the BradfordUnion Great Strides, click on the Great Strides and Find a Walk/Team links. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B STRIDES Continued from 1B Hadley Woodall Dreadknots? Wood (second from left) and (second from Katelyn Sims before taking Megan Starling gives a


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For a few special people, passing on this love, and the skills to go with it, becomes a vocation, which serves them for their entire life. Although he was born in Jacksonville, Greg Alvarez said he has always lived in Bradford County on the 100acre farm, which has been in his family for almost 150 years. He is the oldest child of Harold and Myrtle (Johns) Alvarez. His younger brother, Jimmy Alvarez, is the Bradford County property appraiser, and his sister, Lisa Rodgers, works with the Guardian ad Litem program. Alvarez was born in 1950 and educated in Bradford County schools, where agricultural education was a natural choice of study for him. He also joined the Future Farmers of America (FFA) one of the few extracurricular activities open to him. Transportation was an issue for me, Alvarez said. It was either ride the bus or walk about eight miles. I really wanted to play football, but I just couldnt imagine staying after school for practice, then walking that distance home. Besides, I needed to help Dad on the farm. Harold was a carpenter in Jacksonville, so if Alvarez didnt help out, Harold would have to come home and get much of the farm work done after work. Alvarez worked in what he calls one of the largest home gardens in the county, took care of the livestock and did whatever other jobs needed doing around the farm. My dad felt that he was put here to help people, Alvarez said. The garden was huge and we grew a little bit of everything. Dad would hear about people needing help and would give them food. People showed up at the farm all the time needing help. Everyone was welcome and we had plenty. I never remember going to the store with my mother and seeing her buy vegetables or meat. She bought staples like flour, sugar, cornmeal and such. Alvarez said they also had about 10 pecan trees on the farm and his mother used these to make desserts throughout the year sweet breads, cakes, pies and cookies. When Alvarez was 15, the family ventured out into producing greens on a commercial basis. They devoted about 12 acres to the project and grew several varieties mustard, collard, turnip and rutabaga. Every evening, seven days a week, Alvarez and his brother would harvest and wash the greens and load them in the truck. At 3 a.m., Alvarez would leave, often with his grandfather Joel, and travel to the produce market on Beaver Street in Jacksonville, driving on a hardship license. He and his grandfather would sell the greens straight off the truck until it got to be time to head back to Bradford County so Alvarez could make it to school. His father was adamant on that point, telling his son, Get to school even if you have to bring the whole load back. One day, opportunity came knocking in the form of a produce buyer from the A & P grocery store warehouse in Jacksonville. He said he liked the look of the greens and asked Alvarez if he could provide a total of 30 dozen bunches three times a week and bring them to the warehouse. Alvarez jumped at the chance and the deal was struck. Now Alvarez carried a dedicated load and once he got it sorted and unloaded at the warehouse he could come home no more sitting at the market for hours trying to sell all he had. Soon after starting this dedicated run, he discovered the canning factory nearby. When there was a period of blight on the greens, Alvarez and his brother would pull up the roots, wash then and sell a couple bushels at the cannery on the way home. The money for the turnips was theirs, but the money from the greens went into the family coffers. Things were tight sometimes, Alvarez remembered. On the way back to Bradford County, I was allowed to get myself something for breakfast before school and buy gas out of the greens money. I tried to eat as cheaply as possible because I really hated to spend the money I saw how hard my mom and dad had to work and I wanted to do whatever I could to help them. Once I started getting the turnip money I could buy my own and still have something left over. Of course, back then, I could get a 16-ounce Pepsi and a king-size Baby Ruth candy bar for 15 cents. During Alvarezs senior year, he was FFA chapter president in Bradford and his family made the decision to go into chicken farming. The company they signed on with provided the chickens and the feed, while the family provided the labor and equipment. They put up their first house in 1968. It wasnt a bad deal, Alvarez said. They would bring in the chicks and feed, then come back and get the chickens eight weeks later. During those eight weeks, there wasnt a lot of work, and Alvarez shared his love of the land as longtime ag teacher


to Tareke Lewis to put Palatka up 12-0 at the 10:55 mark of the second quarter. The Panthers threatened to score again after driving from their own 38 to the Bradford 1, but a fumble was recovered by Bradfords Jameaze McNeal. Three plays later, Bradford quarterback Jacob Luke slipped in the end zone, resulting in a safety. The Panthers then added a touchdown after receiving the ensuing free kick, scoring on Smiths 52-yard reception from Terrence Marshall. It was a 21-0 game with 4:04 remaining in the first half. Dontaevoe Evans returned a punt 30 yards to give the Panthers a first down at the Bradford 24. Bradfords Jenkins ended the scoring threat when he picked off a pass around the 10-yard line and returned it to the Palatka 3-yard line. The Tornadoes were still at the 3 on third down, but Luke rolled to his right and lofted a pass back across the field to Jeffers in the end zone for a touchdown with 19 seconds left in the half. Jud Hicks PAT made it 21-7. What momentum that score may have generated evaporated quickly when the Panthers scored twice in the first two minutes of the second half. Palatkas Lewis returned the second-half kickoff for a score. The Panthers then recovered a Bradford fumble, leading to Ben Myles 3-yard touchdown run to make the score 35-7. Bradford did put together a 69-yard scoring drive, which featured a 23-yard reception by Shawn Aaron on a third-down play and a 9-yard reception by Jeffers on a fourth-down play. Jeffers reception set up first down at the Palatka 25. Dequan Blackshear scored on a run from there. Two plays later, the Panthers were on the board again, with Lewis taking a short pass from Smith and turning it into a 62yard touchdown. Palatka added two more scores following Bradford turnovers, with Jacques Brown scoring on a 1-yard run and Myles scoring on a 36-yard run. The Panthers averaged 10 yards per play and finished with 357 yards. They averaged three plays per scoring drive, with the Bradford 46-yard line being their average starting field position. Thanks to turnovers, Palatkas average starting field position in the second half was the Bradford 35. Blackshear was the leading ground gainer for Bradford with 28 yards on three carries. Luke completed 7-of-12 passes for 45 yards, with Aaron catching three of those for 38 yards. The Tornadoes host District 4-4A opponent Interlachen (05) for homecoming on Friday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. The Rams are coming off of a 54-0 loss to Santa Fe. Like Bradford, Interlachen has mostly played up in class. The Rams and the Tornadoes have each played three Class 5A teams. The teams are also similar in terms of average scores. 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Bradford (0-5) trailed 21-7 at the half, with Drian Jenkins returning an interception approximately 90 yards to set up Jacob Lukes 3-yard touchdown pass to Don Jeffers before the end of the first half. The Panthers, though, returned the secondhalf kickoff for a touchdown and quickly added another touchdown after recovering a fumble on Bradfords second play from scrimmage in the half. The Panthers (2-2) scored four touchdowns in all off of turnovers in the second half. Palatka scored less than two minutes into the game when a Bradford punt was blocked and recovered in the end zone by Jhamyd Floyd. Bradfords offense, which gained only 111 yards, did cross midfield on its third possession following a Palatka fumble that was recovered by Don Jeffers. However, with a first down at the Palatka 41, the Tornadoes were flagged for illegal procedure before losing yards on the next two plays. Bradford eventually punted. Floyd recovered a fumble for the Panthers at the Bradford 31-yard line. One play was all quarterback Deabrie Smith needed to throw a touchdown Palatka scores 5 touchdowns in 2nd half, defeats BHS 56-13 904-368-0687 phwww.starkedivorce.comMARGARET 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 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford Middle School is in a new conference this season and improved to 2-2 against conference teams with a thrilling 8-7 win over Green Cove Springs on Sept. 23. Trailing 7-0 at the half, the Hurricanes (3-2 overall) scored on a 24-yard pass from Jackson Smith to James Martin. The twopoint conversion by Tylan Davis put Bradford up 8-7. Kanler Vann sealed the win when he intercepted a Green Cove Springs pass in the Bradford end zone with 30 seconds left in the game. Bradford used to play in the Suwannee Middle Athletic Conference, but is now a member of the Northeast Florida Athletic Conference, which is composed of Clay County schools. Besides the win over Green Cove Springs, the Hurricanes have a 36-0 conference win over Keystone Heights sandwiched between conference losses of 8-6 to Orange Park and 41-0 to Lake Asbury. Brewington said Bradford beat itself in the loss to Lake Asbury, particularly noting that players were hanging their heads before the game was over. Bradford is composed of a lot of younger kids this year who havent learned yet how to fight through adversity, Brewington said, adding, When they understand that, theres no one who can beat us. The season opener, which was scheduled for Aug. 26 at home, was a forfeit win against Baker County. Bradford then lost 8-6 to Orange Park on Sept. 2. We were playing a bigger school, of course, but the boys played their hearts out, Brewington said. Bradford hosted Keystone on Sept. 9, with its defense not allowing a first down in the 36-0 win. That was proof the Hurricanes could bounce back in a big way after a loss. Can we bounce back again from another (loss)? Brewington asked prior to his teams Sept. 23 game against Green Cove Springs. He said he saw no indication that his team couldnt, and the Hurricanes proved him right. Offensively, the Hurricanes have no problem running the ball, Brewington said, adding that if the passing game comes around, the team would be unbeatable. Weve got to definitely improve there, Brewington said. In regard to the defense, Brewington said, We fly to the ball, but weve just got to be a little more aggressive. The strength of the team is the play on the offensive and defensive lines, Brewington said, singling out eighth-grader Jaquez Mosley as a key factor. He does what is necessary to get the job done, Brewington said. The coach said eighth-grade skill players Davis, Martin and Jeremiah Vaughn are also big factors. Bradford lost some bigtime players from last years SMAC championship team, including Aundre Carter, who is currently starting on Bradford High Schools varsity team, and Charles Strong, who is currently starting on P.K. Yonges varsity team. Brewington, though, said this years eighth-graders are just as talented and will also go on to do good things after middle school. Besides Davis, Martin, Mosley, Vann and Vaughn, Bradfords eighth-graders are Dalton Baker, Taurus Coleman, Taz Curry, Jonathan Evans, Auriyana Hankerson, Jacobi Harris, Seth Johnson, Cayden Martin and Samuel Simmons. Bradford played Wilkinson this past Tuesday and will host Lakeside on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. before closing the season on the road at Oakleaf on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 5 p.m. BMS is 3-2 after 1-point victory


BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor The Union County High School football team lost to Hamilton County 31-21 after blowing out their first four opponents of the season. The Tigers (4-1) shot themselves in the foot thanks to missteps by special teams especially with problems returning kicksand the offense, which had trouble airing the ball out. The result was eight turnovers (if you count the last one after the final buzzer), with two touchdowns off of them being the difference. Last week, head coach Ronny Pruitt warned his team they were fixin to get into the fire, and the Tigers got burned from the first play. Right off the bat, the Trojans (4-1) blew things wide open with a 60-yard kickoff return. The extra point immediately put them up 7-0 to start the game. The Tigers then made little progress, going three-and-out, and a blocked punt gave the ball back to Hamilton County. However, Union Countys Josh Smith kept the Trojans in line and then recovered a fumble on the second play. I tell you what, our defense is really good, observed Tim Rose, who serves as the team chaplain and is the associate and youth pastor at Sardis Baptist Church in Worthington Springs. Pruitt agreed. We did everything in the world not to help (Hamilton County), he said. Bad field position kept them on the field told the kids, coming out, defense is what is going to win this.We put them in bad spots all night long. And play their part they did. In fact, the silver lining in this heartbreaking game came from a stellar performance by the defense, as theyve consistently done throughout the season. Though not perfect, Smith and companyDarian Robinson, Alden McClellon, Isaiah Johnson, Jacquez Warren, Treyce Hersey, James Ford, Casey Driggers and Josh Hedmanconsistently shut down the Trojans, easily giving the offense a chance to score, which it failed to do. The Tigers went three-and-out on their second series and punted again on their third, despite picking up two first downs. On Hamilton Countys first play following the change of possession, their quarterback did what he does best and took the ball down the field for a 55yard touchdown. It was one of the defenses few stumbles. The extra point put the Trojans up 14-0 with about three-and-a-half minutes left in the quarter. The tables were definitely turned from last weeks shutout of Interlachen. Union County then immediately fumbled behind the line of scrimmage after Coxs handed off to Antwan Durn, who also had a game very different from his record-setting one last week. The Trojans had the ball back, but the Union County defense shut them down, even stopping a fake field-goal attempt. The Tigers took over and gained a first down before the quarter was over. At the start of the second quarter, quarterback Caleb Cox connected with Cody Miller before throwing an interception. However, Hamilton County fumbled the snap on their next series, and the Tigers recovered. After a couple of completions to Khris Wimpy and Zak Lee who continues to be adept at pulling Coxs passes out of the airJohnson ran the ball several times, including scoring the Tigers first touchdown of the game by taking it in from the 2-yard line with 8:26 to play in the half. The extra point pulled the Tigers to within 14-7. Union Countys defense then held the Trojans to about 20 yards, though they got called for roughing the kicker after Hamilton County made a 38-yard field goal, putting the Trojans up 17-7. On the ensuing kickoff, Durn touched the ball as it went through his hands, letting Hamilton County get the ball near the red zone. After a couple plays, the Trojans quarterback stumbled a bit and then once again ran it, untouched, for a touchdown with a little over three-and-a-half minutes left in the half. The extra point put the Trojans up 24-7. The Tigers still couldnt do much with the ball, but they did recover Hamilton Countys fumble after a punt. Dairon Alexander got a couple of touches, and then Franklin Williams made a couple of catches, including the Tigers second touchdown of the game. The extra point put the score at 24-14. Alexander kept walking along the sideline, waving his hands up and down to get the fans involved. We cant win without the crowd. We cant win without the crowd, he kept saying. The defense came up big in the third quarter, preventing the Trojans from scoring twice after Union County turnovers. Hamilton County did set up for a 26-yard field goal following an interception, which was no good. Union Countys defense didnt get the chance to take the field following the Tigers next turnoveran interception of a tipped pass that the Trojans returned 80 yards for a score and a 31-14 lead. The Tigers continued to play against themselves, but continued to fight till the end. After gaining four first downs, the Tigers put a score on the board on a 4-yard run by Cox halfway through the fourth quarter. The PAT capped the scoring at 31-21. Along with the defense, Tyler McDavid was also on that night, making each of his three extrapoint attempts. Union Countys offense got three more possessionsone of which was the result of a fumble recovery by the defensebut could not put the consistent plays together to march downfield and score. With its first loss, Union County dropped to third in the Class 1A rankings behind Dixie County and now Hamilton County. You cant win a football game turning it over, Pruitt told his team after the game. You cant; you cant expect to win. Were sittin there, fightin and scratchin, trying to keep our head above water, and were shootin our foot off. He explained to his team that this is all about adversity, keeping the momentum going in a gameand beyondwhen things get tough. So, are we going to stay on our backs all week long, and lick this wound, or are we going to get up and we gonna fight, get ready for Dixie County? Pruitt asked. Fight, several players replied, if unenthusiastically. Youre going to have to fight, or theyre going to hold you under water, Pruitt told them. And, as always, he told the team he was proud of them. Perhaps the only other consolation is that this was not a district game, which the coach echoed. The good thing about this, it doesnt keep us from getting our goal, Pruitt said. You understand that? Next week keeps up from getting our goal. On Friday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m., the Tigers host the Dixie County Bears (4-0), who mauled the Tigers twice last season and have already won a District 7 game. The Bears defeated district opponent Williston 37-7 on Sept. 19 and had an open week last week. Before then, the boys in Lake Butler have their work cut out for them as they prepare for their biggest battle yet on the gridiron. Perhaps last weeks loss will steel them for the fight and give them the focus they neednow more than ever. 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BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Keystone Heights High School spotted Newberry 27 points, but launched a comeback effort in the second half before falling to the home standing Panthers 4120 in a non-district football game on Sept. 26 in Newberry. Newberry (2-3) jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead with a 13-yard run by Jason Franklin with 6:36 left in the first quarter and an 11-yard run with 1:55 remaining in the first period. The Indians blocked Newberrys first extrapoint attempt. In the second quarter, the Indian defense forced Newberry to turn the ball over on downs twice. However, Keystone (04) failed to take advantage of the favorable field position, and Newberry scored again with 44 seconds left in the half. Franklin scored on a 1-yard plunge. Newberry quarterback Nick Oelrich (153 yards passing on 18 attempts) powered the 70-yard, half-ending drive with passes of 20, 19 and 30 yards. Tyler OBrians PAT gave the Panthers a 20-0 lead at the break. In the second half, Newberry expanded its advantage, led by Franklin who scored on a 25yard run with 9:20 left in the third quarter. OBrians extra point gave the Panthers a 27-0 lead. Franklin ended the game with 126 yards and four touchdowns on 10 carries. On the ensuing kickoff, Anton Noble took a short Newberry kick on the Keystone 35, broke through a hole in the developing Panther coverage and outran the kicker for a 65-yard touchdown. J.J. Schofield added the extra point, and the Indians were on the board with 9:06 left in the third quarter. On Newberrys next possession, the Panthers drove from their own 20 to midfield, where the drive stalled, and the Panthers punted. However, a running into the kicker penalty allowed Newberry to re-kick. Punter Tanner Fowling caught the snap on the re-kick and ran straight ahead, surprising the Indian punt return team and galloping into the end zone. OBrian added the extra point with 4:57 left in the third quarter, giving Newberry a 34-7 lead and sending many in the homecoming crowd to the exits. Keystone answered the Newberry score with a touchdown drive of its own. A celebration penalty following the Panthers fake-punt touchdown allowed the Indian offense to set up shop on the Newberry 43. Noble contributed runs of 21 and 7 yards, and quarterback Wyatt Harvin completed the drive with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Joe Pace. Schofield added the extra point, closing Newberrys lead to 34-14 with 1:35 left in the third quarter. Newberry returned Schofields kickoff to the Keystone 37, and a pass interference call gave the Panthers the ball on the Indian 17. From there, the Panthers advanced to the 5, where Malik Neal, taking over at quarterback, took the snap and zig-zagged into the end zone. OBrians PAT extended Newberrys lead to 4114 with 11:18 left in the game. Keystone mounted one more scoring drive after Neals score, highlighted by Noble runs of 5, 10 and 20 yards, Austin Hogg rushes of 7, 3 and 11 yards, and Jacob White runs of 1, 9 and 2 yards, with the last being a touchdown plunge with 5:49 left in the game. Schofields extra point left the Indians with a 4120 deficit, which turned out to be the final score. After the game, Keystone head coach Chuck Dickinson complimented his teams resiliency, noting that the Indians went toe-to-toe with Newberry in the second half, but could not overcome the 27-point lead they handed the Panthers in the first 27 minutes. I thought the kids didnt quit, he said. They played hard in the second half. He added that his defense missed too many tackles. It looked like we were still on the bus that first quarter, he said. We had times we missed three, fourwe just missed tackles. The coach conceded that Newberrys Franklin was a difficult back to corral. 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E mail your med-to-hi-resolution digital photo (150dpi+) & ad text to: by 5pm Monday or bring it to:B radford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor( 904) 964-6305 c ash/check/credit cards accepted all for only /wk c overing Bradford, Union & Clay Counties a in our weekly f ree c ommunity shopper: T arget your audience quickly 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 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High Schools volleyball team improved to 4-0 in District 5-4A, defeating Bradford 3-1 (25-20, 25-17, 21-25, 2515) on Sept. 25 in Starke. The Indians (6-2 overall) got six kills each from Hanna Crane and Miriah Maxwell, while Abi Loose had five kills. Crane had 13 assists and four service aces, while Bailey Zinkel and Shelby Skelly had three and two blocks, respectively. Zinkel also had nine digs. Lainie Rodgers had 15 kills, 11 digs and three aces for Bradford (6-9, 2-4). Hannah Jones had 10 digs, while Nyasia Davis had seven kills. Karen Clark and Kia Lane had nine and seven assists, respectively. Prior to playing Bradford, the Indians defeated district opponent Interlachen 3-1 (25-19, 25-9, 20-25, 25-18) on Sept. 23 in Interlachen. Zinkel had seven kills and four aces, while Crane had 24 assists and three aces. Jordan Jennings had five digs and five aces, while Skelly had two blocks and five kills. The Tornadoes played district opponent Santa Fe prior to the Keystone match, losing 3-0 (2517, 25-8, 25-15) on Sept. 23 in Starke. Davis had four kills and two blocks, while Rodgers had five digs. Keystone played Santa Fe this past Tuesday and will travel to play district opponent P.K. Yonge on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m. Bradford played Newberry this past Tuesday and will host KHHS defeats BHS 3-1 in Interlachen on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Union County High Schools volleyball team experienced a big District 7-1A win over Dixie County (covered in the Sept. 25 issue), but has since dropped three straight matches, including a double-header of two-set matches against Christs Church Academy on Sept. 25 in Lake Butler. The Tigers (6-10 prior to Sept. 29) dropped the first match 2-0 (25-20, 26-24), getting 12 kills and 10 digs from Kayla Andrews. Lilly Combs and Kaylan Tucker each had two blocks, with Combs adding eight digs and 10 assists. Madison Adams had seven digs and seven assists, while Madelyn Kish and Tristyn Southerland each had seven digs. In the second match against Christs Churcha 2-0 (26-24, 25-19) lossAndrews and Kish UCHS drops 3 straight in each had six kills. Andrews and Southerland each had nine digs, while Kish had three service aces. Combs and Adams had 10 and seven assists, respectively, with Adams adding six digs. Prior to playing Christs Church, the Tigers traveled to play Branford on Sept. 22, losing 3-2 (25-22, 14-25, 18-25, 25-19, 15-13). Kish and Tucker had 16 and 12 kills, respectively, with Kish adding 12 digs, seven points and three blocks, and Tucker adding 18 pointsnine of which were aces digs and five blocks. Andrews and Devin Lewis each had seven kills, with Andrews adding 34 digs and 11 pointsfive of which were acesand Lewis adding 14 digs, five aces and two blocks. Combs had 23 digs, 20 assists, 10 points and five aces, while Adams had 10 assists. The Tigers played Crescent City and district opponent Chiefland this past Monday and Tuesday. They will host district opponent Newberry on Thursday, Oct. 2, Bell on Monday, Oct. 6, and district opponent Williston on Tuesday, Oct. 7. All matches are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Nicholas Ruise Jr. and Tim Craig shot 40 and 47, respectively, to lead the Bradford High School boys golf team in its Sept. 25 home match against Palatka. Bradford had its best team score of the year at 202, with Ruise, Craig lead young BHS golfers Palatka winning the match with a score of 164. This years Bradford team (06) is young, with Craig being the lone returner and senior. Ruise, who shot his career low against Palatka, is a sophomore, while the rest of the team is composed of freshmen. Tristen Brown tied his career low against Palatka with a 57, while Chase Wilson shot a 58. Ryan Fishburn and Dalton Hart shot 63 and 64, respectively. On Sept. 9, the Tornadoes played a road match against Palatka, finishing with a score of 209 to Palatkas 161. Ruise led Bradford with a score of 44, while Craig shot a 51. Brown, Fishburn and Wilson each had a score of 57, while Hart had a score of 58. Bradford played Eastside on Sept. 18, finishing with a score of 224 to Eastsides 175. Ruise and Craig led the Tornadoes with scores of 44 and 46, respectively, while Brown shot a 63. Hart and Fishburn shot 71 and 75, respectively, while Roddy Reynolds shot an 80.


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Girls clothes birth to 3t, other baby things, toys, lots of books, tree stand, snake boots, sporting clays, lot of misc. 9421 SE 9th Ave off Hwy 18 between Starke & Keystone. Fol low signs. Cancelled if raining. SATURDAY & SUNDAY handmade jewelry, Ryobi W of Starke on right. 100 near Pine Level Church. On porch if it rains. HUGE MULTI FAMILY. Fri. & list, something for every one. 18056 NE 28th Ave., Starke. Follow signs from Market Rd or Fireworks store. 2 FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat. 8am. Rain or shine. BIG GARAGE SALE. 1855 SE CR 18. Furniture, home goods, clothes & more. Saturday 7:30HUGE WEST CALL STREET SALE. Fri. & Sat. Tools, household goods, kitchenwares, toys, sporting goods, fur niture-bedroom, dining, living room. Electronics, linens & clothing. Much more & priced to sell. 524 or shine. FRI. & SAT. 4 FAMILY. 8:30am-3:30pm. Wilson 2512 SE 150th Street. Clothes, household items, & lots more. FRIDAY ONLY 8AM-2PM at Hwy 301. NW CR 125 Lawtey. 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6C Telegraph, Times & Monitor C Section Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Mom did most of the day-to-day stuff. It was after they took the chickens away that the work was intense to get ready for the next batch. The chicken house had to be cleaned out and disinfected just in case there was any disease present from the last batch. This meant floor, walls and ceiling. Once everything was clean and dry, then we had to spread fresh litter for the new chicks. We usually had about 10 days to get ready for the new ones. One day during his senior year, Alvarez was the first to show up for ag class one day and walked in on a discussion between his teacher, Paul Hutchins, and another teacher, Bill Costello. The bell rang and Costello got ready to head to his own classroom when he passed Alvarez a question. What are you planning to do when you finish here? Costello asked. Alvarez said that his head was in the immediate future, as it usually was and he answered, Ive got to get home and get some disking done. Costello looked at me like I was crazy, Alvarez remembered. He told me that he meant after high school and I told him I had no plans. He told me that I had a week to decide what I wanted to do with my life or he and Mr. Hutchins would paddle me hard every day until I did. I knew that they both had big paddles and it worried me. I laid awake at night worrying about it. Then it just came to me. When Mr. Costello came back to me a week later I told him that I was going to be an ag teacher. Alvarez said he knew he would have to work to pay for his college, but he also knew that working with the greens was not going to be an option a decision he felt badly about since it brought in about $200 a week. He planned to commute to the University of Florida so he could still help out with the chickens and other farm work, but he also sought outside employment. He ended up bagging groceries at Winn Dixie two or three days a week. When he left to start the school year, he told his boss, Ernie Phillips, that he would like to come back the next summer. He said that Phillips gave him some of the best advice he has ever had about work. He said he was very pleased with my work and on that count I would always be welcome, but he wanted me to go work somewhere else, Alvarez said. He told me that work was an opportunity to learn about different things and people and that I should never go back to where I had had a job before go to another place and make yourself learn new skills and meet different people. True to this advice, Alvarez said he had a different job every summer all through college. One year he worked at the State Hospital in Macclenny. More than anything else, that job taught me compassion, Alvarez said. It taught me to see every person as an individual with their own set of strengths and weaknesses. These lessons have been invaluable to me as a teacher and as a human being. Another job Alvarez had in college lasted for years afterward and all arose from his mothers love of music. It seems that Myrtle had always wanted to learn to play the piano from sheet music and not just by ear. She also insisted that all her children take lessons as well, so Alvarez and his brother and sister took lessons for seven years each until they were in the 10th grade. During my senior year, a man showed up at the farm one day and asked for me, Alvarez said. We were picking peas at the time and I wondered what in the world he wanted. It turned out he was the prison chaplain and he wanted me to play piano for services in maximum security. He said he had been waiting for me to turn 18, since the job required a male adult, and I was the only male piano player he knew of. The farm was only about four miles from the state prison and Alvarez said he would drive over and play for the chaplain at 8 a.m. and still manage to make it to church with his family at Northside at 9 a.m. After he had been doing this for a couple of weeks, the chaplain said that he would be paid out of canteen funds, so he started getting $7.50 a week, with the amount increasing over time to an eventual high of $25. That money went a long way for me, Alvarez said. It bought my gas back and forth from Gainesville for the week and paid for my lunch as well. When Alvarez graduated in 1972, he took a teaching job in Ocala, so his brother took over the playing for services at the prison. Alvarez took his newly minted degree in agricultural education and started his career, not fully aware of what a firstyear teacher in the public schools made at the time. When I got my first monthly check, I actually asked the bookkeeper if she could check and see if there had been some kind of mistake, Alvarez said. She checked everything and told me it was all correct. I had made $444.63 for a month of teaching. Once again, providence shined on Alvarez. Chaplain Redding, who Alvarez had worked with at FSP, transferred to the Sumter County Correctional Institution in Bushnell and needed a piano player, and he hired Alvarez for $25 a week. The assistant chaplain at the prison also happened to be the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dunnellon and he needed a piano player as well, for which he would pay $50 a week. Every Sunday, Alvarez would drive to Bushnell and play at the prison, then drive to Dunnellon for morning services. One of the families in the congregation would take him home with them, feed him and provide him with a room to rest or whatever until time for the evening service. It was then back to the church to play, and then he would head home to Ocala to be ready for school on Monday morning. The next school year, Alvarez came back to Bradford County to teach and had to say goodbye to his prison jobs but not for long. Two years later, Chaplain Redding returned to FSP and Alvarez began playing the piano at services again, along with his brother and Ray Norman. In all, I played piano in prisons from age 18 until about 30, Alvarez said. Everything in my life seems to be interconnected, with one thing leading into something else. All the pieces of my life just seem to fit somehow. I took piano lessons and enjoyed them, but at the time it wasnt something a guy wanted talked around at school. But thanks to those lessons, I was able to make extra money when I really needed it. Alvarez said he is still doing church music at revivals, singing at weddings and, sadly, at a couple of funerals of students. Alvarez returned to BHS in the fall of 1973 and spent 34 years there teaching agricultural science and working with the FFA. For 13 of those years he taught along with his ag teacher, Paul Hutchins, until Hutchins retirement. He said one of the best things about BHS was that the school has the biggest school farm in the state actually owned by the school and not leased 175 acres. Agricultural science really deals with things that everyone who is a homeowner should know, Alvarez said. Its not all about farming for a living. Its about trees and lawns and how to care for animals. Its learning what pesticide you need for what problem, or what fertilizer is best on what plant. Its also about public speaking and leadership. These are skills not readily available in many other areas of study, but practical knowledge. Alvarez has enough stories to fill several volumes from his years at BHS some happy, some sad and some hilarious. Likewise, he has memories of a hundred or more standouts among his students more than can be mentioned in a single story. Names like Kim Landry (then Tenly), Gordon Smith, Doug York, Andy Redding, Bobby Adams, Jason Polk and Shelley Reddish all bring a smile to his face. Alvarez left BHS and taught the last six years of his 40-year teaching career in Middleburg. During this time he was also making plans for his own retirement and wanted to do something which included his wife, Kris. She would be retiring from Bradford Pre-School after 30 years. They ended up hay farming and raising mules on the side. We work the hay together, Alvarez said. With my wife in a closed-cab tractor or on a loader, she is as strong as I am. Farming hay gives Alvarez plenty of time to spend on his music and to spend time with his grandchildren Huck, son of Alvarezs son, Jesse, and Kayla, and Grady, son of Alvarezs daughter Whitney Harrell, and her husband, Lee. In some ways, he said he misses not the teaching, but the kids. I wasnt like a ninth-grade English teacher who would have a kid in class for one year and them they went on, Alvarez said. I had my kids for four years and saw most of them at home (while working on projects) as well as at school. I got to really watch them grow and achieve and learn more than is possible in a single year. Alvarez said he wanted to give special thanks to all the members of the community who support agricultural education in the county and said he felt that without them, the program would not be possible in the depth which it is offered today. Continued from 1C