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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. 9, 2014 42 nd Year 23 rd Issue 75 CENTS Kiwanis Club installs BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Oct. 2 The Lake Region Kiwanis Club launched its 2014-2015 year by installing new officers during an Oct. 2 meeting at Johnnys Barbecue. Incoming President-elect Tina Bullock reviewed the clubs accomplishments over the previous year, including the groups participation in last years Scarecrow Strut, the clubs ongoing support of the Terrific Kids program in area elementary schools, and the clubs leadership in organizing the Keystone Heights Lighted Christmas Parade, the Easter Sunrise Service, the Our Country Day Parade and the Our Country Day 5K Run. The club also supported Relay for Life, Project Graduation, Summer in the City and the Kiwanis Summer in the City Band. In addition, the group funded several scholarships for graduating high school seniors. Bullock, with the assistance of Division 4 Lt. Gov. Dr. Joyce Taylor, installed the officers for BY TONI DAVIS Garden Club of the Lakes KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Oct. 5 The Garden Club of the Lakes awarded the Yard of the Month for October to Robin and Carl Beaton at 100 NW Berea St. in Keystone Heights. They retired from the City of Gainesville in March and moved to Keystone Heights, after much in BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A 22-year-old Keystone Heights woman was killed when the vehicle she was driving struck a tree in Levy County on Oct. 3. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Victoria Annette Beasley was driving a 2001 GMC Jimmy, on C.R. 341 when she lost control of the vehicle. The sole passenger in the GMC, Daniel Ernest Butler Jr., 21, of Hawthorne was critically injured in the crash. According to Beasleys family, Butler was later released from a hospital and continues to recover at home. John Beasley, the father of the 22-year-old, said that at the time of the accident, the couple was returning from a bar in Chiefland, where they had played pool. He added that the couple often travelled around the area to play pool together, and that Butler is a tournament player. Beasley also said that Butler, who is the father of Victoria Beasleys two children, suffered head injuries in the crash and could not recall the circumstances surrounding the accident. Victoria Annette Tori Beasley was born on Sept. 10, 1992 in Gainesville to John D. and Annette Beasley. She was raised in Hawthorne and in Keystone Heights. Beasley was a graduate of Keystone Heights High School and was a member of the schools soccer team. She also played on several travelling soccer teams. Beasley is survived by her two children: Presley Jean, 2, and Delilah, 4 months; her parents: John D. and Annette Beasley; two sisters: Anjalena Beasley and Cali (Chris) Hendricks; grandparents Ron and Jean Beasley and Deason and Sheila Sanderson and a niece: Johnnie Ray Beasley. Tori enjoyed the outdoors and riding motorcycles. However, the passion of her life were her two children. Beasely was a member of the Loudsville United Methodist Campmeeting in Cleveland, Georgia. The family is holding a celebration of life at the Keystone Beach pavilion and park on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. All friends and acquaintances are invited. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to a Capital City Bank account for the benefit of Beasleys two children: Presley Jean and Delilah. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A Keystone Heights pastor will be nominated for president of the Florida Baptist State Convention when members of the organization meet in November. James Peoples celebrated his 20 th anniversary as senior pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in May. He is also president of the executive board of Lake Area Ministries and has served on the Florida Baptist State Board of Missions. He was also the secretary-treasurer of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors Conference in 2009. The Florida Baptist State Convention includes 2,964 churches and missions with over 997,000 members. Gifts by member churches to the conventions cooperative program exceed $30 million a year. Peoples said he agreed to be nominated because the organization is entering a critical period. He cited the approaching retirement of longtime Executive DirectorTreasurer John Sullivan, an eight-year slide in gifts to the cooperative program and the conventions recent decision to increase the share of cooperative program money it forwards to the Southern Baptist Convention as factors in his nomination. Jack Rowland, an Ocala funeral director and first vice president of the Florida State Baptist Convention, will also be nominated for the presidency. In a telephone interview, Peoples said his nomination does not reflect opposition to Rowlands candidacy. Jack is a fine man, he said. This is not anything that is against him. One key issue that separates the two candidates is the conventions decision, four years ago, to increase the percentage of cooperative program money it forwards to the Southern Baptist Convention, from 43 percent to 50 percent. Rowland has said he wants to take a second look at the decision, while Peoples supports the new allocation formula. Each church within the Florida convention sets aside a portion of offerings it receives from its members for mission work. Typically, each church allocates a portion of its budget to a local association, which in turn, passes along a portion of its revenues to the state group. The state convention then forwards


2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Oct. 9, 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 SAVE OUR LAKES MEETING TUESDAY 7 P.M. OCTOBER 14, 2014 SPEAKER...KATHERINE VANZANT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF KEYSTONE HEIGHTS COME JOIN US! VISITORS WELCOME! The best walk-in tub just got better with breakthrough technology! 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Buckner also conferred the Kiwanian of the Year Award on Steve Hart. He said he selected Hart for the honor because of his spirit, positive attitude and willingness to participate in club projects and activities. house hunting, in 1996. They are both avid Gator fans and attend as many games as possible. The Beatons have spent a lot of time and put a lot of thought and work into their yard. They had a pergola built in the back yard to accommodate a very large wisteria vine. Some of the plants in their yard are boxwood, hydrangeas, day-lilies, azaleas, roses, gerbera daisies, crepe myrtle, sago palms, camellias, holly, ferns, bridal wreath, jasmine, plumbago, gardenias, periwinkles, amaryllis, and poinsettias. They have also planted an apple tree and a maple tree. They have several potted plants and hanging plants on their porch. Some of them are wandering Jew, bromeliads, and split-leaf philodendron. Anyone in the Lake Region with an interest in gardening is invited to the Garden Clubs meetings at Faith Presbyterian Church located at S.R. 21 and Southeast C.R. 21B in Midway. Men and women who are interested in learning more about gardening and sharing their experiences with others are encouraged to attend. The club meets on the second Thursday of each month at10 a.m. To nominate a Yard of the Month, contact Jackie Host at 352-473-8095 or Toni Davis at 352-475-3146. a portion of those gifts to the Southern Baptist Convention. Peoples said the office of president is largely ceremonial, with most of the conventions decision-making authority vested in the State Board of Missions, a panel which Peoples served on until he reached the boards term limit. Tommy Green, who will nominate Peoples at the November meeting, told the Florida Baptist Witness newspaper that the Keystone Heights pastor is prepared to lead the organization. James is very suited to lead Florida Baptists, said Green, who is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Brandon. He BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Oct. 8 The Keystone Heights High School homecoming parade, which students brought back to life in 2013 after a multi-year hiatus, will continue its growth as it moves, this year to Lawrence Boulevard, one of Keystones two main thoroughfares. The parade will leave the campus and follow Nightingale Street to downtown Keystone, turn south onto Lawrence Boulevard and exit the street at Sylvan Way, where it will make its way back to the campus via Magnolia Avenue and Pecan Street. The parade will run from 12:30 to 1:30 on Friday, Oct. 17. The theme of the weeklong Oct. 13-18 homecoming is Butcher the Buffalo. Keystones homecoming opponent is the Villages Charter School Buffalo. Other activities slated for Spirit Week include Superhero/ Villain Day on Monday, Class Color Day on Tuesday, Twin Day on Wednesday, Animal Day on Thursday and Backwards Spirit Day on Friday. The school will also hold its annual homecoming pep rally: Pow Wow on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and a homecoming dance, Saturday night from 8 to 11 p.m. The game against the Villages is Friday at 7:30 p.m. understands Florida Baptist Convention work, as he has served on the State Board of Missions and in many other capacities. He is committed to the direction Florida Baptists have determined to go.


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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. 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. Haven Hospice is offering a free, overnight, grief-support experience for teenagers through the Camp Safe Haven program. The weekend experience will help teens understand their feelings of loss and give them an opportunity to heal. Camp Safe Haven overnight camp for teens will be held from 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 until 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 at Camp Immokalee located at 6765 Immokalee Road in Keystone Heights. The teen campers will participate in sports events such as climbing, swimming and fitness exercises. They will also engage in group activities to understand and process their grief in age-appropriate activities and remember their loved ones. There will be a share circle in the evenings and also clinical support in each cabin where teens can share in smaller groups with their peers, said Vonceil Levine, MSW, a bereavement counselor. For teenagers, support from their peers is important. These camp activities will demonstrate that they do not have to take this journey alone and that there are others around them on the same path to healing. Space is limited and there will be a $35 deposit to reserve the spot, which will be refunded upon arrival at the camp. In addition to any personal items that they made need, teens are also required to bring the following: twin-size linens or a sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, towels, clothes for Saturday and Sunday and a swimsuit. Above all, Camp Safe Haven will help you learn how to manage emotional change, said Levine. You do not have to be alone in your grief. Supported by Havens professionals and volunteers, Camp Safe Haven provides teens with the tools they need to acknowledge that a change in their life has occurred, to accept that change and to make adjustments. Camp Safe Haven is free and open to any teen who has experienced the loss of a loved one. The loved one did not have to be cared for by Haven Hospice in order to participate in the camp. For more information or to sign up for the camps, call Vonceil Levine or Marissa McGehe at 800-HOSPICE (467-7423) or visit campsafehaven. Mercy Network of Clay County, in partnership with Hickory Grove Baptist Church and the Clay Community is pleased to present the fall community outreach. This event serves the homeless and low-income residents of Clay County. Free services and information will be available during the event. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The outreach is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 310 S. Oakridge Drive in Green Cove Springs. Transportation to and from the event for homeless individuals is available for Keystone Heights. Call 904-379-6208 for more information. 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. From 8-11 p.m. $10 Donation at the door. For more information, call (352) 475-1273. The Melrose Art and Culture Center is located at 301 S.R. 26 (two blocks west of S.R. 21). This event is sponsored by the Mossman Home Preservation Foundation. 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. 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. 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. 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. Sign-ups start at 9 a.m. AMVETS Post 86 is located at 6685 Brooklyn Bay Road, Keystone Heights. 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. 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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 5A Four Corners Report: News from Alachua, Bradford, Clay and Putnam counties GAINESVILLE, Oct. 7 The University of Florida announced the formation of the UF Diabetes Institute, a collaboration of dozens of researchers campus wide all focused on forging advances in treatment for a disease that afflicts an estimated 29.1 million Americans and 1 in 10 Floridians. The news comes as UFs long track record in diabetes research was further bolstered this month by more than $10 million in new grants from the National Institutes of Health. This comprehensive approach to diabetes prevention and care fits well into our strategic plan for bringing people together across disciplines to make advances in education, research and patient care, said David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president for health affairs at UF and president of UF Health. The new institute will strengthen our ability to care for patients in our hospital and clinics. Leaders of the UF Diabetes Institute believe the sum of the resources from across campus and around the state will be greater than its parts. There are individual pockets of excellence but they have not been tied together into a common plan or program, said Mark Atkinson, Ph.D., the institutes director. Having an institute will enable us to bring together tremendous expertise all across campus in all facets of diabetes, added institute medical director Desmond Schatz, M.D. The institute will include nearly 100 faculty members from the colleges of Medicine, Engineering, Public Health and Health Professions, and Nursing, and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, or IFAS. Jack Payne, senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources at UF, said IFAS faculty are already teaching healthy eating and diabetes risk factor programs in extension offices throughout the state. We can use this tremendous outreach arm in all 67 counties to help better educate people about this epidemic, Payne said. The institutes adult medical director, Kenneth Cusi, M.D., says Type 2 diabetes is reaching an epidemic level. He believes the institute will better be able to reach patients before they develop the disease. We will be able to identify patients at risk for diabetes, prevent its progression and treat diabetes in its early stages to prevent its devastating complications, Cusi said. The new institutes momentum is underlined by recent funding. Four UF researchers received five separate grants from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. What these grants do is show the growth and positive momentum were seeing in the diabetes program at UF, Atkinson said. Each of the grants was funded through the Human Islet Research Network, launched by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, to study beta cell function in human tissue. Islets are clusters of cells within the pancreas that include insulinproducing beta cells, which help convert the glucose in food into energy. When beta cells die, insulin levels drop, triggering diabetes. In Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune response causes the body to destroy these cells. Cherie Stabler, Ph.D., a recent hire in the biomedical engineering department, received a $4.9 million collaborative grant to engineer a microchip that would serve to house islets that produce beta cells. The idea is to fabricate a microchip capable of mimicking the native islet. These platforms can then serve as a screening tool to understand drugs that may impair or enhance islet function, as well as to identify conditions that can help islets survive better, Stabler said. Her team hopes to use the microchips to improve the current amount of islets available to transplant into patients with diabetes, screen pharmaceuticals for patients with diabetes or create beta cells from stem cells. Part of UF researchers success derives from a proven ability to work with pancreas tissue from organ donors who lived with diabetes, through the Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes, or nPOD, a biorepository formed at UF in 2006. Islet beta cells are difficult to study in living patients, so most studies rely upon research samples from nPOD, said Martha Campbell-Thompson, D.V.M., Ph.D., a UF researcher who received one of the grants. Campbell-Thompsons $1.6 million grant will be shared with UFs Clayton Mathews, Ph.D., and Ivan Gerling, Ph.D., at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The group will use a microscope fitted with lasers to cut out the tissue containing only the islets. The researchers will then isolate RNA from the islets that still have insulin-producing beta cells and compare it with RNA taken from islets lacking beta cells. Even though people can have Type 1 diabetes for several years, we have found through this nPOD resource that beta cells are still present, CampbellThompson said. Those are the beta cells were most interested in, to understand how they survived and any unique genes they might have. Campbell-Thompsons grant dovetails with a grant to Mathews, also with the department of immunology, pathology and laboratory medicine. Mathews is investigating the genetics of beta cell destruction in Type 1 diabetes. His $3.1 million grant questions whether a specific copy of a gene increases a persons risk of developing diabetes. His team will examine genes they suspect contribute to the disease. Mathews was also awarded a $2.6 million grant as a co-principal investigator with researchers from Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories and Harvard University to discover the earliest points the regulation of gene expression breaks down, leading to stress and death of beta cells. Their grant will also aim to identify early biomarkers of beta cell death and potential targets for therapy. Historically, we have had very little information on how the beta cell changes, and why the beta cell gets destroyed, Mathews said. While Mathewss grant will try to determine why beta cells fail, Schatz and his colleagues will be using a $1.4 million grant to explore novel methods to detect the death of beta cells in blood samples. We dont yet have methods to even detect the death of beta cells, Schatz said. We know beta cells have died because there is an absence of insulin rather than detecting the beta cells death. This has slowed our progress in the prevention and cure of the disease. Schatz is collaborating with Yuval Dor at Hebrew Universitys Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem and Jorge Ferrer at Imperial College, London. Diabetes is a public health problem that underlies many other conditions, and addressing the problem requires interdisciplinary teams of researchers conducting studies in everything from nutrition and behavior to immunology and genetics, said Michael Good, M.D., dean of the College of Medicine, who was instrumental in creating the institute. GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Oct. 6 Clay County Fire Rescue personnel discovered the body of a 72-year-old man after extinguishing a fire in Green Cove Springs. According to an agency press release, crews responded to a residential structure fire on Oct. 6 at approximately 4:18 a.m. The home was occupied by one adult male at the time of the fire. Nine units responded, with approximately 19 firefighters, to gain control of the blaze. Crews from Station 20 in Green Cove Springs arrived six minutes following the alarm and gained control of the fire which had already consumed the entire structure. One occupant was found deceased once the fire was extinguished and no firefighters were injured. The deceased was a lifelong resident of Green Cove Springs. The cause of the fire is not yet determined but not suspicious and still under investigation. An autopsy and lab results are pending by the State Fire Marshal. PALATKA, Oct. 3 The Putnam County Sheriffs Office said one of its jail inmates hung himself with a bed sheet in the early morning hours of Oct. 3. According to an agency press release, corrections deputies discovered 66-year-old Dennis King Rudy unresponsive in his cell at the Putnam County Jail around 1 a.m. The deputies initiated lifesaving efforts and called rescue which responded and transported Rudy to the Putnam Community Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. According to the sheriffs office, an investigation revealed that Rudy was upset about facing numerous, alleged child pornography charges resulting from a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation. The inmate waited until after lights out and then fashioned a length of bed sheet into a makeshift rope and used it to asphyxiate himself. Interviews of the inmates from surrounding cells indicated that no one heard or knew anything about the incident prior to it occurring. Corrections personnel had no prior indications that Rudy had intentions of harming himself.


6A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 We proudly support our 4-H Teams!710 E. Main St. Lake Butler, FLOwners Darren & Pam Summers386-496-3334128 S. 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NORTH CENTRAL TITLE, INC.Full Service Land Title Company 7381 State Road 21 Suite B Keystone Heights, FL 32656 Proudly Supporting Our 4-H Members! (352) 473-9873SUNTHURS 10AM-9PM FRISAT 10AM-10PM7154 S.E. CR 21B Keystone(intersection of SR100 & 21B) ~ FALL FESTIVAL ~Live Band Hay Rides Contests Games & Lots More! Proudly Supporting Our Local 4HBRING THIS AD IN & WE WILL DONATE 10%OF YOUR PURCHASE TO THE CLAY/KEYSTONE 4-H!Good thru 10-19-14 Keystone Heights High School Culinary class, will be served after the presentation. Friendship Bible Church will host the Third, Annual InterChurch Concert on the Grass between 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 3. During the event, organizers will accept donations for the local Pack-A-Sack program. The concert will take place on the churchs recreation field, at the corner of Orchid Avenue and S.R. 21 in Keystone Heights. Participating bands and artists include Trinity Episcopal Church of Melrose, Barefoot from Keystone United Methodist Church, Jessica Williams from Fresh Start Fellowship and Beyond Measure from Friendship Bible Church. The event will also feature guest speaker the Rev. Alfredo Gutierrez. For more information, contact the Friendship Bible Church office at 352-473-2713 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Are you looking for some scary fun this month? The Melrose Public Library is hosting a scary event for families on Friday, Oct. 24th at 1 p.m. Wear your favorite costume for the costume parade through the library! There will be activities, games, scary stories and tasty snacks for children and their caretakers. Bring the whole family for this free, fun Putnam County Library Program; refreshments are provided by the Melrose Library Association. The library is located at 312 Wynnwood Avenue (behind the post office) in Melrose. For more information call the library at 352-475-1237. 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. The Womans Club of Keystone Heights is looking for vintage clothing from the 30s 50s 70s and 80s, in addition to models, for its Nov. 22 fashion show. Please contact Cindy for more information at 352-4737602 after 4 p.m. LRM Legals 10/9/14 Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.801,83.809), Lake Area Storage, LLC, will sell the following items to the highest and best bidder on Tuesday, October 21,2014 at 9:00 A.M. (EST) at 7101 SR 21, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656: Unit# 255, containing misc. household items. 10/9 2tchg 10/16-LRM More than 6 million young people across the country are celebrating National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October. Research has proven that participation in 4-H has a significant positive impact on young people. Recent findings from the Tufts University 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that, when compared to their peers, young people in 4-H are: nearly four times more likely to contribute to their communities. two times more likely to pursue healthy behaviors. two times more likely to engage in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in the out-ofschool time. Also during National 4-H Week, hundreds of thousands of youth from all around the nation will complete a single, innovative experiment on 4-H National Youth Science Day, which will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The 2014 national science experiment, Rockets to the Rescue, will task youth to design and build an aerodynamic food transportation device that can deliver a payload of nutritious food to fictitious disaster victims. Youth will learn engineering concepts, develop math skills, learn about nutrition and help solve a relevant, global issue. 4-H, the nations largest youth development a empowerment organization, cultivates confident kids who tackle the issues that matter most in their communities right now. In the United States, 4-H programs empower 6 million young people through the 109 landgrant universities and cooperative extension in more than 3,000 local offices serving every county and parish in the country. Learn more about 4-H at


BY TRACY LEE TATE Staff Writer Everyone has heard the old saw stubborn as a mule, but one local woman disputes that claim, as experience has taught her it should be capable as a mule. Shelley Raley was born and raised in Bradford County the daughter of Doug and Eileen Raley. She attended Bradford High School, where she studied with agricultural education teacher Greg Alvarez, who would become a lifelong friend. She has been an active member of the Bradford Riding Club, where she started running barrels and learning the basics of working with quarter horses. I was the only person in my family interested in riding horses, but my parents were supportive, Raley said. They saw that I always had a horse and my mother hauled me to the horse shows at the riding club every Saturday night for years. Raley went on to show quarter horses, competing in the allaround amateur division, where she was required to display her and her horses skills in trail, western pleasure and western riding an equitation class where the horse and the rider must demonstrate their ability to work together in complex operations called figures. Raley excelled in these classes, taking best all-around amateur in both 1993 and 1994. She also did some English-style riding as well both jumping and English equitation. Raley was a happy horsewoman until one day she was on a trail ride in Camden, Tennessee and tried out a mule. She loved it a sentiment that was reinforced when she rode mules again in the Grand Canyon. She sold her horses and got started with mules. I got started with mules and I got hooked, Raley said. They are more challenging than horses. They arent really stubborn, but you cant bully them. They think harder than horses, have excellent memories and are good at problem solving. They dont spook as quick as a horse they take a moment to decide if they should fight or flee a situation. Raley started out trail riding mules, but saw mules being shown at a horse-training clinic in Ocala and decided to give that a try as well. She started showing in 2005 and has taken her mules to several states for shows. Although mules have been shown for over 40 years, there is only one mule show in Florida in February at the Tampa State Fairgrounds, Raley said. I go to Shelbyville, Tennessee in July for a big mule and donkey show, where the riding is both English and western. I also travel to Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma and, once, to California. Raley also competes in endurance racing on mules. These races are held all over Florida and can extend from 25 to 100 miles. A 25-50 mile race will be held in a single day, while longer races are held over two days. These are timed races with checkpoints along the way. The animals are veterinarian checked for soundness before being allowed to race and then their heart rates are checked at each checkpoint. Raley has competed against, and beaten, Arabian horses in several of these events. Mules can do anything horses can do, Raley said. They can run just as fast and they are more durable. They have a longer life in general and a longer useful life a horse is usually pretty much done by age 20; mules can live 40 years and be productive for at least 30 of those years. Raley said she is glad that she has been able to pass on her love of riding to her daughter, Dakota Reddish. Although now grown and with a career of her own, Dakota still rides with her mom when she can. Raley said that her ability to take the time she needs for her mule activities, as well as allowing her time with Dakota when she was younger, owes a great deal of credit to her job at Western Steer Family Steakhouse, where she has worked for 30 years. I have enjoyed serving the Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL BY TRACY LEE TATE Staff Writer The ninth annual Starke Bikefest returns to Call Street this weekend, Oct. 10-12, with the event starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10. Live music will be presented until 11 p.m. that opening night, with three bands playing Overdrive (rock, blues and country), 6-7 p.m., J.J. Strickland and the Bounty Hunter Band (southern rock), 7:30-8:30 p.m., and the Jamie Davis Band (country/southern rock), 910:30 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, arranged by the Faith Riders, will be held throughout the day and will include the ever popular PortaPotty pullan 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. A bike show will also take place on Saturday, with registration from 11 a.m. until noon, and awards presented at 2 p.m. in several classes. Saturday music will include: All Fired Up (southern rock), 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Speeshees (rock), 1-2:30 p.m., Big Trouble (southern rock), 3-4:30 p.m., Southern Burn (southern rock) 56:30 p.m., and Clark Hill (southern rock), 78:30 p.m. From 9 p.m. until 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. Bikefest, Bike Bash set for this weekend Shelley Raley and daughter Dakota Reddish race on mules at one of the events they attended together. Rainey enjoys the more challenging ride of mules to horses Shelley Raley takes Geegee over a jump and both of See RALEY, 7B Shelley Raley is a familiar face to anyone who eats at Western Steer Family Steakhouse since shes worked there for 30 years. See BIKE, 3B


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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer From a broadcasting perspective, trying to entertain listeners during a blowout is less than ideal. Charlotte Emerson found herself doing just that the first four weeks of the high school football season, but if youre doing the play by play for WUCR (107.9) of Union County High School football games, thats not too bad, since the call letters UCR stand for Union County Radio. Emerson has been working WUCR broadcasts since 2004. The year got off to an explosive start, with the Tigers winning their first four games by scores of 60-6, 56-7, 41-0 and 59-0. Its a lot more exciting for listeners when its a close game, or at least within two touchdowns, Emerson said, though she admitted that when it comes to the tougher teams on the Tigers schedule, such as Dixie County, she does like a blowout win in favor of Union. I probably am more biased that I should be on occasion, Emerson said, though she added she does try to not scream in excitement when Union County does something good on the field. I know that doesnt communicate well over the radio, she said. Then you end up having to repeat yourself, which is fine. People definitely want to hear the excitement of a game. The former ag teacher for the Union County School District, who now works for the University of Florida, is a lifelong football fan. She said her family never made plans to travel during football season. Our vacation was Florida Field in the fall, she said. I grew up around football. Still, she admitted she found it funny when she was approached about doing color commentary for games on WUCR, with fellow ag teacher David Harris providing the play by play. Emerson said Harris encouraged her, saying she was capable of doing the job. The two would watch videos of game and work on their craft. With a bit of self-deprecating humor, Emerson said, I wasnt sure Id be able to talk that much, but I think Im OK with that. In fact, she was once told she was talking too much. When David Harris and I were still calling the games, I had a man hit me up at the meat counter in Spires, Emerson said. He said, Youve got to hush when Davids talking. Actually, the two made quite a team when Harris was still doing the broadcasts. He and Emerson worked all day together in the Union County ag department, so they knew each other well. It was just a continuation of the day on Friday nights, Emerson said. Obviously, we had a rapport and got along really well. Most of the time, I knew what he was thinking, and he knew what I was thinking. When Harris stopped doing the play-by-play duties, Zachary Sweat stepped in for a while, with others, such as George Green also stepping in to help out. Now, Emerson is the veteran broadcaster and working alongside such young men as recent UCHS graduates Kyle Mosher and Dalton Townsend, and her son, Case, who is a senior at UCHS. Im trying to teach them, Emerson said. Of course, Im no expert. Its been a lot of fun, though. Its fun to work alongside my son and watch him and his appreciation for the sport. He doesnt play, but he loves football. During an exciting play, listeners can usually tell just how much Emerson and her broadcast partners love football as they all try to describe just what happened. Everybodys trying to get in and give the play by play on it, Emerson said. So, whats more excitinga play on offense or defense? I enjoy a scoop and score, and I enjoy a pick six, so obviously that means Im a little more defensive, Emerson said. Obviously, you have to score to win the ball game. I like both. There are exciting players on both sides of the ball. The combination of those two things is what makes football exciting. As you might imagine, players want to hear their names on the radio, and their families do, too. Youd love to be able to call as many names as you possibly can, Emerson said. Being a mama, you want to hear that. Thats where I can relate to all the ladies, for sure. Emerson prefers home games, which is understandable since Union County is her home, but there is also so much more to working an away game. 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At 10:30 a.m., 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. Thunder Music Park to offer bike fun, too 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 kickoff party on Friday will feature music by Lisa and the Mad Hatters from 6 p.m. until 12 a.m. Saturdays musical offerings will include Evil Monkey, 3-6 p.m., Local Traffic, 6-8 p.m., and Sons of Anarchy soundtrack artists Preacher Stone, 8 p.m. until midnight. There will also be games and contests, including a wet T-shirt contest, a bikini contest and a 5050 drawing for gift baskets. Admission in free. New River Baptist Church located in Brooker, welcomes all to our Fall Festival on Nov. 8. Eat with us at 5:00 pm and enjoy family fun activities at 6:00 until 8:00, including a Cake Walk and a bounce house, crafts, and games for the children. Call 352485-2168 for more information. Socials New River Baptist to host fall festival BIKE Continued from 1B Radio work an extension of Emersons love of football Charlotte Emerson has been working WUCR broadcasts of Union County High School football games since 2004. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Looking at the monster sand hills at DuPont, where she used to work, Nikki Cundiff wondered if the activity of snowboarding, which she loves, could translate to sand. That simple thought helped plant the seed for creating a business centered around sandboards. The Bradford County Incubator program provided the water to help that seed grow. Cundiff now has her own business called Slip Face Sandboards, which she started while living in Starke. (She lives in Destin now.) She participated in business training through the Bradford County Incubator program, which is provided by the Santa Fe College Center for Innovation and Economic Development in partnership with CareerSource North Central Florida. Its not easy to start a business, Cundiff said, adding that the 12 weeks of training in the incubator program helped her tremendously. It was great, she said. Youd start feeling a little discouraged, and youd go to the class, and it was like, I can do this. Everyones super helpful. Those sand dunes at DuPont led Cundiff to do some searching online, where she discovered that sandboarding is an actual activity. Then, while at the gym, she saw a flier advertising the incubator program. It was fateabsolutely, Cundiff said. Her original idea was to open a sandboarding park, but incubator personnel suggested she consider first starting a business making sandboards. Cundiff didnt really embrace that suggestion at first, but after thinking about it, she was open to it. She now believes that was definitely the best course for her to follow. I was a little discouraged at first, she said. I was like, Man, really? I dont want to have to make things all the time. I just want to have fun and own a park. They were right. I cant open a park and not have sandboards, first of all. Id have to get them Incubator program helps woman grow business from sand


Dear Editor: The Sept. 22, 2014, Lake Butler City Commission meeting was educational for unintended reasons. Its purpose was to adopt the tentative budget for fiscal year 2014 2014 which was accomplished. Unintended information was that no money will be given to the Recreation Board by the city during fiscal year 2013-2014, which ends 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 CRIME DOESNT PAYB UT WE DO!REWARDS UP TO $3,000 CRIME DOESNT PAYB UT WE DO!P AID FOR BY THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE CRIME STOPPERS TRUST FUNDREWARDS UP TO $3,000R EMAIN ANONYMOUSC ALL TOLL FREE S TOPPE RSSubmit a TIP ON-LINE a t: www.F 37th Annual Keystone Heights JayceesOct. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 30, 31, Nov. 1 Starting at 7:30 pm $10 Admission (Go to our Facebook page for discount info) Call TODAY to schedule your appointment! A Special Thank You to Our Many Starke & Keystone Patients! 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Sometimes these people were located in floodplains, sometimes not. Most of us have wondered how they could allow building in floodplains in the first place and even more surprised to find out that they have built there and been bailed out repeatedly. How could they allow this to happen? Now its our turn. We are the they. We know the exposure and we are the ones who can act rationally. Lets focus on the future and the huge buy-out and remediation cost of undoing development in a place it does not belong. We know that the locations in question range from 13% to 42% floodplain. If we allow dense development in these floodplains, the rain will still have to go somewhere. Our engineering and water management may work for some storms, but every time we think we have flooding controlled, Mother Nature proves us wrong and usually with catastrophic results. After a few events, which may take 2-3 years or 20-30 years, well be faced with the truth that we have built in the wrong place. We will be faced with the enormous economic and human costs of disaster relief and most likely facing buy-out of the flood prone properties and remediation. In just one of many such examples, Travis County and Austin, Texas has finally arrived at this conclusion this month. The costs of litigation are over and now the Federal Government (our dollars) is coming up with $11.8 million and the taxpayers of Austin and Travis County are coming up with an additional $39 million to buy out 660 home built in and adjacent to the Onion Creek floodplain. On top of this buy-out money, additional taxpayer dollars will be required to restore this land to this original state money to remove homes, signage, roadways, sewage systems, utilities and other infrastructure. But we dont need to look as far as Texas. The taxpayers of Gainesville and Alachua County are in the final phases of the 125 acre purchase and remediation for the Paynes Prairie Sheetflow Project. This buyout and remediation is only $26 million, but then this was grazing area, not developed land. Can you imagine cost to the taxpayer to restore the approximately 1530% of 37,250 acres and 10,000 homes that is proposed in this sector plan. The economics of wetlands and floodplains are that we cannot afford to fix the mistake of building in them. So if Plum Creek wants to continue to pursue a Sector Plan amendment, let them carve out the high ground and come back with a revised proposal. Plum Creek needs revised proposal Keep us from being the they in how could they have let this happen. Thank-you, Laura Berkelman Melrose Dear Editor: The difficulty for many people in understanding global warm ing and the humans role in it is understandable. It falls to the scientific community to help us get some grasp of the complexi ties of the subject matterthe biosphere which comprises the comprehensive ecological sys tems that support all life on planet earth, like oceans, air, soil, energy, flora, fauna and so forth. The Union of Concerned Sci entists ( is one among many credible and bal anced scientific groups that can answer some of our questions and help us come to an informed opinion on climate change and the environmental challenges of these times. Also, faith communities are getting concerned about believ ers lack of awareness and ac tions in protecting the integrity and wholeness of planet earth. We recognize that climate change is not merely an eco nomic or technical problem, but rather at its core is a moral, spiri tual and cultural one. We there fore pledge to join together to teach and guide the people who follow the call of our faiths. We must all learn to live together within the shared limits of our planet.Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change (www.inter For a first-hand source, talk to most any Florida coastal resi dent. You will hear about higher tides, more powerful storms, eroding beaches and the cost of getting their houses up on piers along with their rising insurance premiums. Many coastal municipalities are already making long-range plans to adjust to the rising ocean. Check out Miami on the east coast and Cedar Key on the west coast, or most any coastline township. We hope that some of these references might be helpful to you in coming to an informed decision about global change and our role in it. Respectfully submitted, John X. Linnehan Hampton Help understanding global warming is available Lake Butler commission meeting is eye-opening September 30. There was $4,000 appropriated in the original budget, however according to City Manager David Mecusker, the City Commission amended the budget during the Jan. 2014 City Commission meeting, moving the money from the Recreation Board to the water park. I looked at the minutes of the Jan. 2014 meeting and it shows Mecusker advised the Commission of unspecified proposed budget adjustments to the 2013-2014 budget. Mecusker advised of changes to the budget format. With no documented discussion the adjustments were passed unanimously by Commissioners Beasley, Sirmones and Jenkins. Stalvey was absent and the whereabouts of the fifth Commissioner is not noted. If the Recreation Board money was discussed in the meeting, it is not documented and the written meeting minutes are useless. Based on a conversation with a City Commissioner last week, I now know how the Lake Butler City Commission can meet and pass the budget and other items with little or no discussion unless incited by the public. According to the Commissioner, the week before Sept. 22, 2014, Mecusker scheduled meetings with each of the Commissioners individually to discuss his proposed budget. I will not speculate on how any differences of opinion on the budget were resolved between the Commissioners and between Mecusker and the Commissioners but it is sufficient to say that at the public meeting, the only budget discussion was about the recreation money and issues with the inter local monies between the city and county. I guess technically the City Commission is meeting in the sunshine but it would appear an awful lot of city business needing Commission approval is occurring in a very dark place. My perception is Mecusker is the City Manager and the Commissioners proxy during the so-called individual meetings. Unfortunately all too often perception is reality. Ive also learned the budget, proposed or actual, is not an accurate reflection of city expenditures. Again, Mecusker proved this on Sept. 22, 2014, where he made reference to my comments on the cost of a city election. The 2013-2014 budget allowed $3,750. According to the budget, $2,709 was actually spent. Mecusker has repeatedly stated an election costs $5,000. At the Sept. 22 budget meeting he reiterated an election cost $5,000 after adding in staff salary and other expenses. If we accept his statement as true, and there are a number of witnesses, his budget is not an accurate reflection of city expenditures regarding elections. If wrong about elections, where else is it wrong in the rest of the $2 million plus budget. Another example of inaccuracy is Mecuskers salary. His original contract executed on Sept. 13, 2010, specified $69,500 per year with a salary supplement of not less than $5,400 per year for family group insurance, total of $74,900 per year. The original contract provided for salary increases the same as other employees. A Contract Extension Agreement was signed on April 9, 2012, extending the original contract through Aug. 24, 2014. The new contract signed Feb. 10, 2014, effective Aug. 24, 2014, specifies a salary of $78,166.44 annually with a insurance supplement of not less than $6,510.40. In 2011, employees got a 5% raise, 3% in 2012, 3% in 2013 and will get 3% in 2014. The not less than $5,400 per year for family group insurance evolved into $6,000 in 2011/2012, and into $6,510.40 in 2012/2013 and 2013/2014. Using simple math, as in his salary, plus the annual percentage raise, I concluded his actual salary with or without the insurance supplement does not agree with the city provided salary schedule or the budget for the last three years. Im not being paid to identify and resolve problems at City Hall, the Commission is. I hope the Commissioners, including newly appointed but seasoned and vocal Mr. Scott Cason, take a look at what they are getting for our money in City Hall. Jack Schenck Lake Butler Dear Editor: As a resident here for over 15 years, I am outraged! Could someone please tell me how Union County Sheriffs Office and Bradford County Sheriffs office are able to legally plaster the faces of our citizens who have been arrested, but NOT CONVICTED with a crime on Facebook and then allow the public to comment, chastise, belittle and humiliate these individuals who are sometimes then released without being convicted or even charged. These Sheriffs offices then arbitrarily delete some comments being made and leave other comments in order to sway either innocence or guilt. The last time I checked a citizen in the United States is innocent until proven guilty. I know that most Sheriffs offices do have a Facebook page, but they post things such as roadblocks, traffic alerts, comments about good deeds of officers and citizens, etc. Some Sheriffs offices have a special web site for Mug Shots of recent arrestsbut they do not post it on Facebook and allow people to comment, publicly humiliate and persecute the people who have been arrested but not yet had a trial or been convicted. Shame on you UCSO/BCSO! This is wrong. Surely you must know in a small town like ours this will make it impossible for these individuals to get a fair trial. Lets try to give everyone in our county a fair and impartial chance! STOP THE PUBLIC HUMILIATION OF OUR Dear Editor: As a past employee and in reply to the last article on the Dept. of Corrections, I would like to say that the article is quite accurate. But what it doesnt tell the public is why there are so many open positions, and the firing of 32 officers is not part of the whole reason. It is very hard for anyone with a family to work 12 hours at a regular job on the street, let alone in a prison setting. Many of the officers are single parents and cant afford daycare for their children and daycare providers cant take children 12 hours a day, so many officers resign because of this conflict. Secondly, it is a stressful job at best and working 12 hours without any relief is a lot to ask of anyone in this type of environment. These convicts are smarter than you think, and watch the officers to see when they are too tired to do their job correctly. It isnt that the officers arent trying to do the job to the best of their ability, it is just not possible to maintain a home life and then work 12 hours straight. This does not take into consideration travel time to and from work and family life, which is almost non existent. I feel that the old 8 hour a day shift system was much safer and there was never the shortages of officers that there is now. I also feel that since there has been no raises in several years this has not helped keep employees on the payroll. Thanks Stuart Markman Sheriffs Facebook use comparable to lynch mob Several factors in Department of Corrections openings CITIZENS! Bill Durrant


Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union and Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties : Bradford Miguel Esteban CarrionMoore, 20, of Jacksonville was arrested Oct. 2 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $2,500 for the charge. Frankie Ann Carlile, 40, of Starke was arrested Oct. 6 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop on an out-of-county warrant from Columbia for probation violation from original charge of worthless check. Bond was set at $233.38 for the charge. Gabriel Stephen Cartwright, 36, of Starke was arrested Oct. 2 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. No bond was allowed for the charge. Ricky Leon Culpepper, 53, of Jacksonville was arrested Oct. 6 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Aaron Joseph Ferrell, 31, of St. Augustine was arrested Oct. 2 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. No bond was allowed for the charge. Malachi Skye Fields, 35, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 30 by Starke police as an outof-state fugitive from Kentucky. Bond was set at $4,000 for the charge. Carol Cox Geiger, 64, of Starke was arrested Oct. 3 by Starke police for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Jarrod Montgomery Green, 26, of Crystal River was arrested Oct. 5 by Lawtey police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Natalie Edwina Hamilton, 40, of Starke was arrested Oct. 1 by Bradford deputies for resisting an officerobstruction of justice, and David Lee Hamilton, 43, of Starke was arrested Oct. 1 by Bradford deputies for domestic battery. According to the arrest report, deputies arrived at the Hamiltons residence after Natalie called to say she was being battered by her husband, David. When they arrived, David Hamilton stated they got into a verbal argument and that Natalie Hamilton had been drinking vodka and acting crazy. Natalie Hamilton then told deputies that her husband had not hit or pushed her during the argument, stating she had lied to dispatch. Another witness at the home stated they did see Hamilton push his wife out of the doorway of the home. Both were arrested, with bond set at $5,000 for David Hamiltons charge. Lawrence Blair Isgette, 59, of of Melrose was arrested Oct. 3 by Starke police for two charges of probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charges. Grady Norman Johnson, 53, of Lawtey was arrested Oct. 3 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence. Thomas Landon Jones, 71, of Starke was arrested Sept. 30 by Starke police for sexual assault against a minor. (See the A section of the Bradford County Telegraph for more details). Bond was set at $250,000 for the charge. Debra Marie Kelley, 24, of Brooker was arrested Oct. 2 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for child neglect-without great bodily harm. According to the offense report, Kelley left her young child in a wet diaper and ignored the child for an extended time several days before her arrest, leading to a diaper rash. She also commented to family members the next day that she no longer wanted the child and that she had shaken the child harder than she should have earlier in the day. When Kelley posted on the Internet that she cut herself, family members called law enforcement, with DCF also called in to investigate. Bond was set at $50,000 for the charge. Justin Michael Kever, 22, of Keystone Heights was arrested Oct. 2 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for two charges of dealing in stolen property. Kever was incarcerated at the Clay County Jail and was transported to the Bradford jail for the charges. According to the offense report, Kever obtained a digital camera that was stolen and pawned it for cash. Bond was set at $50,000 for the charges. Casey Lea King, 27, of Starke was arrested Oct. 2 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Renee Lynn King, 40, of Jacksonville was arrested Oct. 1 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Shawn Aymara Martin, 42, of Starke was arrested Sept. 30 by Starke police for trespassing. According to the arrest report, an officer was performing a property check at the Days Inn in Starke when he observed Martin riding her bike in the parking lot. The officer, aware of an earlier trespass order against Martin from the owners of the Days Inn, confirmed it through dispatch and arrested her. Bond was set at $2,500 for the charge. Crystal Shiko Masters, 29, of Starke was arrested Sept. 30 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for possession of drugs, resisting an officer and destroying evidence. According to the arrest report, a person called in about a reckless driver on U.S. 301 heading south. The deputy observed Masters driving well below the speed limit and driving over the solid white line for several hundred feet before turning into McDonalds in Starke. When the deputy stopped her and questioned if he could search the vehicle, Masters tried to conceal a bag with something in it, first hiding it under her leg, then attempting to put it down the front of her shirt. Masters wouldnt let go of the bag until another deputy arrived to provide assistance. It was eventually discovered that the bag contained a controlled substance, and she was arrested. Bond was set at $27,500 for the charges. Koal Allan Swann, 22, of Perry was arrested Oct. 4 by Starke police for driving under the influence. Aaron Coe Taber, 28, of Jacksonville was arrested Oct. 2 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for fraudswindle. Taber was incarcerated at the Duval County Jail and was transported to the Bradford jail for the fraud charge According to offense report, Taber rented a big screen TV and an Xbox from Rent a Center in Starke, with the value of both almost $1,950. Taber did not make payments for the items and wouldnt return the items to the store. After several attempts to repossess the items, the store filed charges, with Taber over 55 days in default. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Jason Wilkerson Techaira, 35, of Lawtey was arrested Oct. 1 by Starke police for four charges of possession of drug equipment, possession of marijuana and possession of drugs. According to the arrest report, officers were responding to a disturbance that possibly involved a gun when Techaira was observed putting something under the seat in his vehicle as law enforcement arrived at the scene. The officer asked Techaira to search his vehicle, and he found a bag under the seat with three small bags of marijuana, 10 small bags of methamphetamine powder and three glass pipes in it. Techaira was arrested, with bond set at $20,000 for the charges. Christopher Russel Thornton, 43, of Starke was arrested Sept. 30 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of cocaine and destroying evidence. According to the warrant affidavit, Starke police pulled Thornton over on Sept. 4 for running a stop sign, and through dispatch learned his license was suspended. After searching his vehicle for anything illegal, with negative results, the officer noticed Thornton attempting to conceal something in his mouth. The officer then asked him to remove what appeared to be crack cocaine from his mouth, but Thronton tried to swallow it. The officer grabbed him by the throat, preventing him from swallowing it. The substance was later identified as crack cocaine. Bond was set at $115,000 for the charges. Vernon Wayne Todd, 40, of Starke was arrested Oct. 5 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Todd got into an argument with his wife and pushed her out the back door of their residence, causing her to fall down steps and injure her knees. A witness in the home also stated that Todd then punched the victim in the face near one of her eyes after she fell down the steps. Todd, who was asleep when the police arrived, denied touching the victim and said there wasnt any argument at allthat he just returned home from work and went straight to sleep. He was arrested, with bond set at $1,000 for the charge. Elmer Warren Williams, 55, of Lawtey was arrested Oct. 2 by Bradford deputies for indecent exposure and obstructing a criminal investigation. According to the arrest report, Williams was standing naked on a road in Lawtey when two people drove by him on their way to a store. When the two returned, Williams was still there and masturbating. One of the witnesses is related to Williams, and they called law enforcement. When deputies arrived to Williams home, he said that he was home in bed and denied being naked on the side of the road earlier. He was arrested, with bond set at $100,000 for the charges. Kelvin Lashane Williams, 40, of Starke was arrested Oct. 1 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for two charges of possession of marijuanaover 20 grams with intent to sell or deliver. According to the arrest report, a bag with approximately 2 pounds of marijuana was found in the vehicle Williams was driving when he was stopped. Three cell phones and $330 in cash were also found in the vehicle. Bond was set at $120,000 for the charges. Keystone/Melrose Sammy Daniels, 56, of Melrose was arrested Oct. 1 by Putnam deputies for disorderly intoxication. Ricky Keen, 23, of Keystone Heights was arrested Oct. 5 by Clay deputies for DUI. Justin Kever, 22, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 30 by Clay deputies for dealing in stolen property. Jeremy Manning, 35, of Starke was arrested Oct. 1 by Putnam deputies for contempt of court. Benjamin McKenna, 22, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 30 by Clay deputies for a probation violation. Cody Lee May, 19, of Melrose was arrested Oct. 1 by Putnam deputies for battery. Dustin Ridge, 20, of Melrose was arrested Oct. 1 by Clay deputies for grand theft. According to an arrest report, a deputy responded to a suspicious vehicle call just after 1 a.m. in the area of Acadia Street and Monongahela Avenue. When the deputy arrived, he found Ridge attempting to remove a 1994 Crosley Trailer, valued at $1,000, from the yard of the trailers owner. Daniel Kenneth Seypura, 31, of Melrose was arrested Oct. 4 by Putnam deputies for an outof-county warrant. Union Miladys Susset Delgado, 44, of Worthington Springs and Rolando Dopico, 46, of Worthington Springs were arrested Sept. 30 by Union deputies for producing marijuana, possession of marijuana, trafficking drugs, dangerous drugs and on a weapon offense-keeping weapons while committing a felony. According to the arrest report, the husband and wife team were conducting a marijuana grow operation at their property, with over 200 plants seized during the arrest. (See the A section of the Union County Times for more details.) The Drug Enforcement Agency was also involved in the arrest operation along with UCSO. Matthew Andrew Lee Fritz, 23, of Lake Butler was arrested Oct. 1 by Union deputies on a warrant for probation violation. t Crime t Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union


BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Aundre Carter rushed for three touchdownsincluding a 67-yarder on the first play from scrimmage in the second halfto help the Bradford High School football team celebrate homecoming with its first win of the season by the score of 3513 over District 4-4A opponent Interlachen on Oct. 3. It was a big win for this football program, head coach Corey Green said. These kids have been working hard. Theyve had to fight though a lot of adversity week in and week out, so Im happy for these kids. They deserve this. Carter rushed for 107 yards on seven carries as the Tornadoes (1-5) not only earned their first win, but evened their district record at 1-1. You have to be able to control your own destiny when it comes to district play, Green said. We preached that to them this week, and they were able to come out and fight and able to win the game. It was a big turnaround for a team that had managed just 27 points in its previous five games. The Tornadoes had been averaging approximately 130 yards of offense per game, but finished with 383 yards against Interlachen. All but 20 of those yards came on the ground. Carters backfield mate Drian Jenkins rushed for 80 yards and touchdown on nine carries, while quarterback Jacob Luke led the team with 111 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. The offense took advantage the first time it got the ball, driving 66 yards on seven plays. Luke and Dequon Blackshear each had an 18-yard run on the drive, which was capped by Lukes 5-yard touchdown run. Jud Hicks PAT put Bradford up 7-0 with 5:16 to play in the first quarter. Interlachen (0-6) appeared to have answered the score when quarterback Jase Foshee threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to Cleveland McGruder, but Foshee had crossed the line of scrimmage, nullifying the play. The Rams eventually punted, BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor The Union County High School football team shot itself in the other foot in its District 7-1A opener against Dixie County on Oct. 3, losing 30-18, though the Tigers fared better against the Bears than they did against Hamilton County the previous week. Theres a reason the Bears (50, 2-0) are the number-one team in the state, though they are not unstoppable. The defense continued to play well, and special teams tightened things up, but just like they against Hamilton County, the Tigers gave up two touchdowns due to turnovers, and this time around were stripped of a couple thanks to penalties. Thats why they lost what could have been a great upset. Additionally, the offense was weak, with short gains on runs and an air game that was touchand-go. In the end, the Tigers (4-2, 0-1) failed to capitalize on multiple scoring opportunities. Dixie County struggled in the second half, never able to score, but its quick 22 points in the first quarter seemed to seal Union Countys fate. The Tigers, though, at least scored in the following three quarters. It was a good start for the Tigers, who gained two first downs to start the game and drove into the red zone, 2 yards shy of gaining another first down. A failed fourth-down conversion, though, turned the ball over to Dixie County. The Bears took over at their own 19-yard line, ran it down to their 43-yard line and then advanced to the Tigers 6-yard line. Dixie scored from there, setting the pace for the rest of the quarter. Union County was able to stop their 2-point run attempt to keep the score at 6-0 with 7:12 to go. Union County started its next drive at its 33-yard line, but quarterback Caleb Cox got sacked and fumbled the ball. Dixie County recovered at the Tigers 25. As the Bears took over, Union County head coach Ronny Pruitt gave Cox a heated Turnovers hurt Tigers again in loss to Dixie 6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 Your Flooring Specialist Vinyl Carpet Ceramic Tile Hardwood & Laminate Floors Visit Our Showroom! SALES SERVICE INSTALLATIONCommerical Residential Se Habla E spaolMon Fri 8:30 am 5:30 pm Sat 9 am Noon 131 N. Cherry St. Starke, FL 32091BUYING POWER OF OVER 1400 STORES 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). 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community here in Bradford County and working with many wonderful people, Raley said. I am very fortunate to have the time to follow my dreams and to have had time to allow Dakota to attend private school seeing that she would get there and get home on time each day. Raley said she has no plans to change her riding activities. Currently, she owns two mules, Perfect Percy and Bea, as well as a donkey named Rita. She also owns Beas mother, a mare (horse) named Maggie. She had another mule for many years, Geegee, which she had to have put down due to equine protozoal myeloencephalitis. This is a debilitating disease of the nervous system caused by the animal (horse, mule or donkey) ingesting grass or hay that has been urinated on by an infected opossum. Raley said she misses her. As long as I can ride I will, Raley said. I want to retire to the hills of Tennessee so I can ride in the mountains. I love it there. Braxton Britt, Sr. Braxton Britt, Sr. STARKEBraxton Leon Britt, Sr., 56, a longtime resident of Starke, died on Oct. 4, 2014 at the Roberts Care Center in Palatka. Braxton was born on Nov. 4, 1957 in Lumberton, North Carolina to the late Leon Buddy Britt and Clembertine Freeman Davis. He was raised in North Carolina and in 1968 he relocated to Florida where he graduated from Bradford High School and started his career as a car hauler. He is survived by: his wife of two years, Stephanie J. Wood Britt of Keystone Heights; children, Braxton Leon Britt Jr. of Starke and Jarrod Austin Britt of Keystone Heights; step-children, Ashley M. Wood of Starke, Dylan Coiana, and Joshua Coiana both of Keystone Heights; brother, Jimmy Robert Davis of Lumberton; sisters, Pamela Marie Rogers, Rita Faye Hardin, and Lisa Carol Smith all of Lumberton; and four grandchildren. Graveside services were held on Oct. 8, at Griffis Family Cemetery in Starke, with Brother Ricky Dale Griffis officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Mayme Davis Mayme Davis LAKE BUTLERMrs. Mayme Welsh Davis, 91, of Lake Butler affectionately known as Mine passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at her home with family by her side. She was born on Jan. 29, 1923 in Rimersburg, Pennsylvania to the late Thomas and Gladys Welsh. Mrs. Davis was the owner of the Starlite Diner in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. She was a member of The Womens Auxiliary for American Disabled Veterans and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Lake Butler Ward. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Robert Davis Sr, Brother Tom Welsh, and Aunt Lucille Conover. She is survived by: her daughter, Marie Davis (Larry) Pittman of Lake Butler; son, J.R. Davis of Lake Butler; two grandchildren, Tim and Brett Pittman; two greatgrandchildren, Andrew and Bryce Pittman; and personal assistant, Melissa Proctor. Funeral services for Mrs. Davis were held Oct. 5 at Archer Memorial Chapel with Bishop Paul Waters officiating. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008 PAID OBITUAR Y Charles Ellis Charles Ellis KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Charles Chuck Lewis Ellis, age 73, of Keystone Heights, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 in Riverwood Health and Rehabilitation Center. Chuck was born Dec. 26, 1940 in Micanopy to Thomas Lewis and Loye Viola Mobley Ellis. He graduated from the University of Florida and was an avid Gator fan. Chuck proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He was a member of the Elks, VFW and Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Chuck is survived by: his wife, Rhoda Ellis; daughters, Valerie (Johnny) Mason of Keystone Heights, Regina (Jimmy Ray) Stephens of DeFuniak Springs, and Deanna (Ray) Thompson of Fleming Island; sisters, Mary Dell Keene of Brooker, and Shirley Parrish of Gainesville; niece, Kathy Stearns of St. Augustine; grandchildren, Deanna, Jennifer, Tim, Ashford and Wesley; and great-grandchildren, John Walter and William. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, Oct. 9 at 2:00 p.m., in Keystone United Methodist Church, 4004 SE SR 21, with Dr. Craig Moore and Dr. Tom Farmer officiating. Please visit Chucks memorial page at www. For further information WilliamsThomas Downtown (352) 376-7556. PAID OBITUARY Katherine McKinley STARKE Katherine Kay McKinley, 86, of Starke died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at Windsor Manor Nursing Home in Starke. She was born in Burlington, New Jersey on Feb. 25, 1928 to the late Thomas and Ena (Ireland) Davidson and was a housewife. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Her husband of 65 years, Harold Mac McKinley preceded her in death. Survivors are: daughters, Katherine Jean McKinley of West Point, Pennsylvania, Nancy McKinley Bull of Newark, Delaware, Betty Anne McKinley of Pennsville, New Jersey, and Laurie McKinley (Dan) Smith of Starke; brother, Kerr (Roxanne) Davidson of Burlington, New Jersey; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimers Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave. 7th Floor, New York, New York 10001. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B In Loving Memory October 31, 1973 Octobr 13, 2001We find in the flight of butterfly wings A message about more glorious things: Take time to care, take time to smile, For you, too, may linger for just a while.Your smile, laughter and your endless love of family, friends and life can never be taken. We are so very thankful for your children and humbled by the amazing blessings of your life. There are in the end, three things that last...and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13We love and miss you Baby Girl!! 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She graduated from Union County High School. She was a self employed income tax consultant. She was a member of Raiford Road Church in Macclenney. She was preceded in death by brothers: J.E. Box and Michael Box. She is survived by: sons, D.C. (Carolyn) Rivers of Glen St. Mary, James (Marion) Rivers of Macclenny, and David (Debbie) Rivers of Glen St. Mary; brother, A.C. (Johnnie Bell) Box of Lake Butler; sisters, Josephine Addison of Lake Butler, Alief (Randall) Bryant of Glen St. Mary, Delores (Glenn) Brannen of Lake City, Durelle (Emory) Bailey of Lake City; one grandson; and four step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Oct. 8, at Raiford Road Church in Macclenny, with Pastor Johnny Raulerson and Pastor Eddie Griffis officiating. Burial was in South Prong Cemetery in Sanderson. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler.


with the Tornadoes then putting together a six-play, 81-yard scoring drive. Big runs again paved the way for Bradford, which finished the game averaging 10 yards per play. Jenkins and Luke had runs of 16 and 19 yards, respectively, while Luke also completed a 20-yard pass to Don Jeffers. Lukes 19yard run resulted in a first down at the Interlachen 23. Carter scored on a run from there, using brute strength as he carried what seemed like four Interlachen players on the final 15 yards. With Hicks PAT, the Tornadoes led 14-0 less than a minute into the second quarter. Interlachen provided an answer that counted on its next possession. An offsides penalty on Bradford on a third-down play gave the Rams a first down, while a personal-foul penalty after a 30-yard reception by Daniel Perez resulted in a firstand-goal at the 8. Aaron Mitchell eventually scored on a 3-yard run, capping an 80-yard drive that pulled the Rams to within 14-7 with 5:05 left in the first half. That was enough time for Bradford to increase its lead before halftime. Jenkins gave the Tornadoes great field position with a 30-yard kickoff return to the Bradford 48. A 16-yard run by Luke on a third-and-8 play resulted in a first down at the Interlachen 18. Two penalties backed Bradford up to the 22, but Jenkins took a handoff on a reverse and found his way into the end zone. Bradford led 20-7 with 56 seconds left in the half. That score became 28-7 just 17 seconds into the second half as Carter took off on a 67-yard touchdown run. Chance Oody had a successful run on a twopoint conversion. The Tornadoes started the half strong defensively, as well, with Jeffers and others tackling Mitchell for a 2-yard loss on the Rams first play from scrimmage. Hicks later led a group of tacklers in dropping Mitchell for another 2-yard loss, while Toddreke Reed sacked Foshee for a 12-yard loss. Bradford blocked a punt to give itself the ball at the Interlachen 23, but the Tornadoes fumbled the ball away two plays later. The Rams did drive downfield to the Bradford 19, but defenders such as Vince Brown, Johnny Hernandez and Jamarian McNeal all made tackles for either a loss or no gain. Interlachen eventually turned the ball over on downs on an incomplete pass. Jenkins looked as though he was going to join Carter with a long-distance touchdown run as he took a handoff on a reverse and had open field ahead of him. He slipped on the wet and muddy field, though, after a gain of 14 yards. Still, it was a big run on a second-and-15 play that helped the Tornadoes march 81 yards for their final score. Blackshear and Luke had runs of 28 and 25 yards, respectively, with Carter capping the drive with his third touchdowna 3-yard carry at the 9:07 mark of the fourth quarter. Hicks was successful on the PAT. The Rams had two possessions in the final quarter. They went nowhere on the first, thanks in large part to a 5-yard sack by Hernandez. On the second, they drove 54 yards and scored a touchdown with 45 seconds left in the game. Donte McClendon scored on a 3-yard run. Green said Bradford players have never given up during a season in which the Tornadoes lost their first five games by an average score of 38-5, so it was gratifying to see their commitment finally rewarded with a win. They kept believing in themselves and kept believing in what were trying to do with them, Green said. Thats all you can ask for from a group that hasnt won a ball game up to this pointto come back and keep working hard. 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Community State Bank Burkins Chevrolet Norton Telecom Archie Tanner Bryans Ace Little Caesars Joes Tires Dicks Wings Jackson Building Supply Bradford County Telegraph Spires IGA The Office Shop Capital City Bank Hold on to your Faith MinistriesGA TORS are this weeks TIEBREAKER SCORE: Name: Ad dress: Phone: BHS Continued from 6B BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Keystone Heights High School football teams defense played its best game of the year, but Eustis limited Keystones offense to 64 yards and shut out the visiting Indians 7-0 on Oct. 3. Nolan Lowery and Justin Raysin led the Keystone defense. Lowery notched 12 tackles and six assists, caused a fumble and recovered a fumble. Raysin had eight tackles and eight assists. He also caused a fumble and recovered one. Fletcher Teague and Brighton Gibbs each picked off Eustis passes, and Earl Hall recovered a Eustis fumble. Keystones defensive performance was highlighted by a fourth-quarter, four-play, goalline stand in which Eustis (3-2) started with first down on the Indian 6. Two plays later, Eustis had advanced to the 1 and tried two consecutive running plays, but Keystones defenders kept the Panther rushers out of the end zone. The games only score came with 11:42 left in the second quarter when Eustis Donta Perdue threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Holland. Jose Raya added the extra point for a 7-0 Panther lead, which turned out to be the final score. The Eustis offense churned out plenty of yardage, rushing for 161 yards and passing for 152 more. However, two interceptions and three lost fumbles kept the Indians (0-5) in the game. The Panthers also hurt themselves with penalties. Officials flagged the home team seven times. Two of the infractions nullified Eustis touchdowns. Officials stopped play with 8:59 left in the fourth quarter because of lightning. A light rain also began at the beginning of the delay and continued throughout the rest of the game. However, after the initial flash in the western sky, officials observed no more lightning, and play resumed after a 53-minute break. During the delay, Keystone coach Chuck Dickinson said his defensive players were playing their hearts out. He added that the Keystone offensive line was having difficulty driving the Eustis defense off the line of scrimmage. He also said that on several occasions, Indian running backs missed holes or assignments. Raysin, a sophomore, led the Indians in rushing with 18 yards on seven carries. Quarterback Wyatt Harvin went 1-of-6 for 12 yards, with one interception. After the game, Dickinson said he thought that changing his defensive fronts scheme from a 3-3 stack to 5-2 and 3-4 alignments helped the crew. The more traditional schemes, which use an extra linebacker or lineman, typically entail less blitzing and are less complex. Dickinson said the players appeared to understand their assignments better under the 5-2 and 3-4 schemes. He added that his linebackers did a good job filling gaps. However, he said the biggest defensive improvement over previous weeks was more fundamental. He said the squad tackled much better than earlier in the year and forced more turnovers. Keystone has an open date this week before hosting District 4-4A opponent The Villages for homecoming on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. The Buffalo (4-2) fell to 1-1 in the district after losing 34-10 to Umatilla on Oct. 3. Keystone is 0-1 in the district. Defense excels, but Indians lose 7-0 to Eustis Brighton Gibbs intercepts a Eustis pass in the fourth


talking-to on the sideline. The result of the fumble was a second touchdown for Dixie, which converted the two-point conversion to go up 14-0. The Tigers gained a first down on their next series, but Isaiah Johnson fumbled a handoff from Cox, and the Bears again recovered on Union Countys 24yard line. Great field position again after this second turnover allowed Dixie County to make quick work of it for another touchdown and successful 2-point conversion. That put the Bears up 22-0 with about three minutes left in the first quarter. After the second turnover, Pruitt put Casey Driggers in as quarterback. Driggers helped his team march down the field, handing off to Antwan Durn several times and taking a quarterback sneak himself. A facemask penalty against Dixie County helped the Tigers, who made it to the Bears 30-yard line on fourth down with 4 to go at the end of the quarter. To open the second quarter, Union County again failed on a fourth-down attempt to get a first down, so the Bears offense took over. The Tigers defense forced Dixie County to go threeand-out, with notable plays from players such as Josh Smith, Joseph Merriex, Josh Hedman, Khris Wimpy, Darian Robinson, Zak Lee, Jacquez Warren and Driggers. For the game, Alden McClellon led the Union County defense with 24 tackles, followed by Treyce Hersey with 21 and Kel Galloway with 18. Clay Halle had the Tigers only sack of the game. The Tigers defense, though, had trouble stopping the Bears on their next series. Dixie County gained five first downs as it marched downfield to put its final points on the board with about four minutes left in the first half. The Bears 30-point total, after a successful two-point conversion, would prove to be enough to win the game. Cox was back in the quarterback slot after the Tigers received the ball on the ensuing kickoff. His time off the field seemed to help because he came in with four straight completions, including one to fellow quarterback Driggers, who was back in at his preferred position of receiver. He also executed a quarterback sneak that was stopped at the line of scrimmage, and then had an incompletion, all thanks to some good defense by Dixie County. Coxs 16-yard touchdown pass to Franklin Williams (four receptions for 34 yards) finally put Union County on the board before halftime. A failed two-point conversion put the score at 30-6. Dixie County received the ball to open the second half and went three-and-out, with Williams almost coming up with an interception. As the Bears began their second drive of the third quarter, there was some confusion on the Tigers sideline regarding getting the right defensive players on the field, and they were subsequently called for illegal substitution. But with that sorted out, Union Countys defense kept pressure on the Bears and recovered a fumble just over four minutes into the quarter. That turnover resulted in Union Countys second score of the game, with Johnson (20 carries for 57 yards) taking it into the end zone from 11 yards out after a previous 9-yard carry. Another failed two-point conversionpushed back due to a delay-of-game penaltput the score at 30-12. Both teams seemed to experience some kind of transformation in the locker room at halftime, with the Bears oftentimes going three-and-out, while the Tigers made much better progress and created more scoring opportunities. Union Countyhelped my multiple penalties against the Bears for roughing the quarterback and unsportsmanlike conduct marched down the field to put itself in scoring position. Unfortunately, the drive came up empty when Cox was intercepted in the end zone. Dixie Countys offense responded by making a couple of first downs, but the Bears fumbled the ball, with the Tigers recovering. Cox launched the ball to Zak Lee (three receptions for 45 yards), who went all the way for a touchdown, but a holding call brought the ball back. It was a reminder that officiating goes both ways. The Tigers, though, continued to march the ball down the field before just coming up shy of a first down on a fourth-and-9 play inside the Bears 20-yard line. Dixie Countys offense went three-and-out again, thanks to Halles sack. Following the change of possession, the Tigers made progress right off the bat, with Cox (17-of-23 for 153 yards) tossing a nice pass to Lee for 20 yards that put them in the red zone. Johnson then had a couple of carries, with the Tigers getting down to the 1-yard line. On fourth down, Darian Robinson tried to take it in for the score, but was tackled in the backfield. The Bears took over at their own 5-yard line approximately halfway through the fourth quarter. Union Countys defense continued to shine, shutting down the Bears offense and forcing a fumble on third down that the Tigers recovered. That led to a quarterback sneak for a touchdown by Cox to put the score at 30-18. Though those were the last points of the game, the Tigers had a chance to score again, thanks to a blocked punt with over three minutes remaining. Cox connected with Williams for what looked like a touchdown, but a penalty against the Tigers nullified the score. Union County eventually turned the ball over on a failed fourth-down attempt. After the game, Pruitt told his players how proud he was of them for fighting to the end. Thats good. Im going to give you that, he told them, but added, Do we see how one playone mistakecan turn a game? Understand the importance of every play execute every play like its your last one. As bad as it feels right now, I feel a lot better than I did last week I saw a whole lot more positive things tonight. He praised the defense for the adjustments it made in the second halfjust like it did against Hamilton Countyand said he was pleased with the special teams, who came out (and) did everything we asked them to do. The Tigers get to rest up and regroup during a bye week before traveling to play district opponent Newberry on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. The Panthers (3-3) improved to 2-0 in the district with a 28-8 win over Williston on Oct. 3. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B SR-230 E (2 miles east of US-301)B anquet Hall Driving Range Check out our web pagewww M emberships Available E xcellent Driving RangeP ro Shop Gift CertificatesG olf Lessons by AppointmentP rofessionally Run Tournaments H ome of the Strawberry Invitational Li ke us on facebook Open Every Day 10:30AM-9PM BBQ Burgers Steaks Salads (352) 473-98737154 S.E. CR 21B Keystone (intersection of SR100 & 21B) Bring in your church bulletin on Sunday and well donate 10% of your purchase back to your church! For more info visit:FALL FESTIVA L 5pm 8pmChildrens & Family Activities! Hay Ride Photo Booth Carnival Games Trunk or Treat Candy Hay Maze Bounce House & Slides Halloween Festivities.... Waitress now to serve You on Friday night, Saturday & Sunday! Live BandStarts at 6pm Friday & Saturday Steak & Shrimp Night UCHS Continued from 6B BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High Schools cross country teams competed in a district warm-up meet on Sept. 25 in Live Oak, with Naomi Proctor winning the girls race with a time of 23:05. Spenser Echevarria led the boys team, earning a fourthplace finish with a time of 19:09. KHHS runners shine at district warmup meet BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford High School competed in the Sept. 27 Balen-Trail cross-country meet, hosted by Bartram Trail High Frederick, Palmer lead Bradford at Bale-n-Trail School, with Sarah Frederick and Michael Palmer leading the girls and boys teams. Frederick placed 121 st in a field of 209 with a time of 23:52.90. Simran Patel had a time of 25:58.50, followed by Bethany Bryan (26:21.70) and Taylor Rehberg (29:44). The boys race consisted of 245 runners. Palmer placed 175 th with a time of 20:56.40. Kristopher Padgett had a time of 21:36.10, followed by Lane Gillenwaters (21:43), Donald Seymour (20:08.60), Robert Martin (22:41.90) and Brandon King (23:30.10). BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford High Schools volleyball team was swept 3-0 (25-13, 26-24, 25-6) by host Newberry on Sept. 30. Nyasia Davis and Lainie Tornadoes lose 3-0 to Newberry in volleyball Rodgers had seven and five kills, respectively, while Rodgers and Jaci Atkinson each had five digs. Kia Lane had four assists. The Tornadoes (6-10) played District 5-4A opponent Interlachen this past Tuesday and will travel to play Chiefland on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. Bradford plays in Keystone Heights High Schools annual tournament on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11, and will then host Chiefland on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High Schools volleyball team started Keystone loses 1st district matches BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Union County High Schools volleyball team hosted District 7-1A opponent Newberry on Oct. 2, losing 3-1. Stats were unavailable from the loss, which put the Tigers district record at 4-3. Union (8-11 overall prior to Oct. 6) won two straight prior to playing Newberry. On Sept. 29, the Tigers hosted Crescent City, winning 3-0 (25-12, 26-24, 2518). Madelyn Kish and Kaylan Tucker each had six kills and two blocks, with Kish adding eight service aces. Lilly Combs had 13 digs, eight aces and eight assists, while Kayla Andrews had 11 digs and two blocks. Madison Adams had seven assists. The Tigers hosted district opponent Chiefland on Sept. 30, winning 3-2 (25-23, 25-19, 13-25, 23-25, 15-12). Tucker had 12 kills and four blocks, while Andrews and Kish each had nine kills. Andrews also had five aces and 23 digs, while Kish had 17 service points and nine aces. Combs had 21 assists, 11 digs, eight kills and five aces, while Tristyn Southerland and Devin Lewis had 19 and 14 digs, respectively. Southerland also had seven kills, while Adams had 13 digs and 13 assists. Union played Bell this past Monday and district opponent Williston this past Tuesday. The Tigers will host Baker County on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. off 4-0 in District 5-4A, but is now 4-2 after losses to Santa Fe and P.K. Yonge. The Indians (6-4 overall) hosted Santa Fe on Sept. 30, losing 3-0 (25-20, 25-12, 25-17). Hanna Crane had six assists and three service aces, while Anna Wilkes had seven assists. Crane, Abi Loose and Miriah Maxwell each had three kills. On Oct. 2, Keystone traveled to play P.K. Yonge, losing 3-0 (25-5, 25-16, 25-9). Shelby Skelly and Bailey Zinkel each had two blocks. Keystone plays at Oak Hall on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. and will host its annual tournament Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11. The Indians then host Columbia on Monday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. and district opponent Interlachen on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. Union volleyball team falls to 4-3 in district


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from somewhere. I think it worked out a lot better this way. Now, I dont even want to own a park, but Id like to design one someday. Cundiff said she did not miss a class in the incubator program and also took advantage of opportunities outside of regular sessions, such as attending meetings to hear and meet business people. It was more than just the class, Cundiff said. You could get extra help. She said the incubator program was most helpful in the area of marketing, which was really confusing at first. That was definitely a lot more than I thought it was going to be, and its the most important part, Cundiff said. If no one knows youre there, you cant sell anything. What shes selling are sandboards of various types, such as jump boards, which are small and light weight, making them good for jumps and tricks; speed boards, which are really long with a flat back and rounded front; and carved boards, which have an hourglass shape and are really good for turns. Cundiff makes the boards herselfa process that took her approximately a year to perfect. I started with trying to steam plywood and bend plywood, she said. It just doesnt hold. What she found is that she needed a skateboard press to properly do the job. Its a hydraulic press, so theres no electricity involved, Cundiff said. I can use it anywhere, which is really nice. Cundiff typically makes boards to offer, saying she can make three boards at a time because thats how many the press will hold. It takes a couple of days to make three boards when factoring in the 24 hours the boards are kept in the press so that theyre really solid, Cundiff said. Its not too long of a process, she said. Customers so far have included state parks in North Carolina and Texas and a surf shop in Michigan. Sandboarding is an activity that is more prominent in the western U.S. and in some other countries. Cundiff said she has called stores in states such as California and Colorado to try to generate interest in her boards. She was going to take a trip out west with 40 boards she had made, but she wound up selling those boards. Cundiff still plans to make that trip, though. I have a trailer made, she said. Once I get another stock of boards built up, Im going to start traveling around. Cundiff also sells board wax, which she also makes herself. It is definitely satisfying to see what her efforts pay off. Its really nice when you make a big sale, Cundiff said. Its like, I did this totally on my own. Thanks to the Bradford County Incubator program, the intimidating thought of trying to start her own business became a reality. Cundiff said she couldnt imagine starting a business without the help she received and encourages anyone with a business idea to take advantage of the incubator program. Its hard doing it on your own, Cundiff said. You definitely need people to talk to. For more information on the Bradford County Incubator program, call 904-701-8121, or go to and click on the incubator link and then the link for Bradford County Incubator. The website for Slip Face Sandboards is As for that name, it makes perfect sense. Cundiff studied geology at the University of Florida and said a slip face refers to the steep side of a sand dune. its working. Plus, she has to make sure the commercials run when theyre supposed to. There are a lot of moving parts, she said, adding, A home gameits just simply plugging into the phone jack. Also, UCHS has space in its press box for the broadcasters, which isnt always the case elsewhere. Sometimes, the setups can be a little distressing. Emerson mentioned being on a small platform at Chiefland and having Union County coaches above her on another platform. Its moving, and youre trying to make sure you dont fall out, Emerson said. Its a little scary, and theres very minimal space. When asked what some of her most memorable games were, Emerson admitted that after time, they all tend to run together. Players are easier to remember, such as the dynamic backfield duo of C.J. Spiller and Jeremy Brown. You had to be fast to keep up with him, Emerson said of Spiller. Of course, Jeremy Brown was always fun to try to keep up with, too, but he was a little bit easier to keep up with. Her duties dont consist solely of calling the action on Friday nights. Emerson hosts a coachs show every Monday night during the season with Ronny Pruitt. Emerson said it is a privilege to do the show, and she often learns something in the process. Its kind of a measuring stick for me, Emerson said. I say this particular played well, and he may say, Well, he did play well, but here are some things we want him to work on. Emerson said she never worries about asking Pruitt a particular question. Shes learned what to ask and what not to ask. Plus, Pruitts good at saying things unprompted that the listeners want to hear. Hes really, really good, Emerson said. He must have taken a PR class in college because hes really good about sharing information I think he knows people want to hear. Since she has been broadcasting games, Emerson finds that she pays a little more attention to announcers on television when shes watching games. She can also relate to any mistakes they make, like prior to this past seasons BCS championship game when Brent Musburger said, Im Kirk Herbstreit along with Brent Musburger. Emerson said shes done that before, introducing herself as David Harris and Harris as herself. Its not hard sometimes to get tongue tied in the booth or say something embarrassing. I can put my foot in my mouth if I have to, Emerson said. When shes not broadcasting a gamemistakes or not Emerson stays pretty busy. Her job as director of student development and recruitment for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciencespart of the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciencesrequires her to travel quite a bit. Plus, shes currently working on a Ph.D. Emerson said she enjoys the busy lifestyle, saying that all the various aspects of her life are what keep her going. How long will broadcasting UCHS football games be part of that busy life? Shes not sure, but Emerson said any time shes given thought to giving it up, she thinks of the players. I think that I need to retire, but then I think of the effort they give every day after school, Emerson said. The least I can do is support them by spending four to six hours going to the games. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 11B Continued from 3B Sandboards. RADIO Continued from 3B


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