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Deputies looking for missing Keystone Heights woman BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Joe Mai, (pronounced May) started work at the Keystone United Methodist Church as the congregations new youth pastor on Oct. 14. Mai said he is excited about the new ministry and the challenge of reaching out to what some authorities call the loneliest generation. Mai was raised in Tennessee, and grew up attending the Manchester Free Will Baptist Church. The city of Manchester is about midway between Chattanooga and Nashville. In his late teens, he accepted a leadership role in the youth ministry at Trinity Baptist Church in Manchester. He said he enjoyed the experience and felt he was able to connect with the churchs younger members. Others told me they could see me doing youth ministry as a career, he recalled. Convinced him to cancel a date he already had and go out with me Mai also met his future wife Megan at Trinity. Megan said she called Mai for their first date. I randomly called him, convinced him to cancel a date he already had and go out with me, she said. The couple married in 2007 and have two children, Aiden and Madeline. After high school, Mai enrolled in Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, then transferred to Boyce College in Louisville, Kentucky where he earned an associates degree in biblical and theological studies. At the same time, he operated a painting business and led two youth ministries, part-time. In 2016, Mai and his family moved to Monroeville, Alabama, where he led the youth ministry at Eastwood Baptist Church. While there, he led mission trips to Louisiana and Alabama communities. He also established a new Wednesday night youth program and nurtured a student-led praise team and a mentoring program. The Mais moved to the Lake Region in October. In addition to leading the youth ministry at KUMC, Mai is also pursuing an interdisciplinary bachelors degree with an emphasis in crisis counseling at Liberty University.The vanishing youth pastorMai said that youth ministers are a dying breed, especially among Baptists. He said that while pursuing a degree in youth ministry at Boyce College, which is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Conventions Southern Seminary, administrators terminated the program. A dean at the denominations Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina cited one trend that more churches were hiring family pastors instead of youth pastors, reaching out to all family members instead of focusing on teenagers. Scott T. Brown, president of the National Center for Family Integrated Churches, told the Christian Post in a 2011 story that the modern concept of youth ministry is a 50-year failed www.StarkeJournal.comDeadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 904-964-6305 Fax 904-964-8628 Rotary Club Christmas PecansThe Rotary Club of Keystone Heights Christmas Pecan sale is now underway. Fancy Mammoth Pecan Halves, Fancy Pecan Pieces, Milk Chocolate Covered Pecans and Deluxe Mixed Nuts (Roasted & Salted) are available from any Rotary Club member for $10. All bags are 12 oz. Pecans are also on sale at Ameris Bank and Bryans Ace Hardware. Christmas on the CampusHope Christian Academys community festival Christmas on the Campus returns for its fourth year on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities includes vendors with crafts, dcor and food, live music, a car and truck show, bounce houses, a hay ride, and much more. Come shop, relax and have fun, and register to win a helicopter or plane ride from the College of Missionary Aviation. Vendor applications are available online at www. Funds raised help purchase computer technology for the school. Wings of Dreams Fly-InA Fly-in, Drive-in breakfast buffet to benefit Wings of Dreams Aviation and Space museum will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday December 2. Breakfast costs $7 for adults and $4 for children 9 and under. Complimentary breakfast for WWII and Korean War veterans. Breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, cheese grits, biscuits, fruit, juice and coffee. The guest speaker will be Ed Franco, President of Turin Aviation Group. He will brief us on plans for the museums C-47. Capt. Bob Oehl will lead tours of aviation and space artifacts beginning at 10 a.m., weather permitting.Wreaths Across AmericaThanks to everyone who donated to Wreaths Across America this year. We are now preparing for this years ceremony which will take place at the Keystone Heights Cemetery, Saturday Dec. 16 at noon. If you wish to help as a volunteer to unpack the boxes of wreaths, we begin will between 9 and 9:30 a.m. at the cemetery. We have over 650 fallen veterans grave sites to be honored. Wreaths will be laid on these graves after the program is ended. Thank you again Keystone Heights and surrounding area for helping us reach our goal this year. Joan, Harry and volunteers.Lake Area Ministries annual meetingLake Area Ministries will host its annual volunteer appreciation and annual meeting on Friday, Dec. 1 in the multi-ministry building of Keystone United Methodist Church. This years event will begin at noon with a light lunch, followed by musical entertainment provided by the Keystone United Methodist String Band and recognition Weekend Weather: Sunny with highs in the 70sThursday Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 76.Calm wind becoming northeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Monday Sunny, with a high near 73. Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 74. USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 45 th Year th Issue 75 CENTS See NOTING, 2A New Methodist youth pastor reaching out to loneliest generationKeystone United Methodist Church Youth Pastor Joe Mai (back right) with his family: (l-r) Megan, Aiden and Madeline. See YOUTH, 3A Cooper BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Clay County Sheriffs Office said it is looking for a 25-year-old Keystone Heights woman last seen over the weekend. Jordan Cooper was last seen at her residence: 6259 Payne Road in Keystone Heights. Payne Road runs east off Brooklyn Bay Road. According to a sheriffs office news release, Cooper has the mental capacity of a 13 to 14-year-old. She is 4 feet, 11 inches tall, and weighs about 110 lbs. Cooper has dirty blonde hair and blue eyes and was possibly wearing a gray hoodie-style sweatshirt prior to going missing. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jordan Cooper should contact Detective Wes Smith at (904) 213-6671 or by email: bsmith@claysheriff. com.Lake Region gives thanksThe Lake Region celebrated Thanksgiving with two events again this year: one in Melrose and one in Keystone Heights. Rain tamped down attendance at the Melrose event; Thanksgiving in the Park, which organizers moved inside to the parish hall of Trinity Episcopal Church. However, the weather had no such impact on the Thanksgiving dinner at Keystone United Methodist Church, which had its largest attendance to date. Top photo: Pictured at the Keystone Heights Methodist Church are (L-r) Janice Teague, Dennis Teague, John Tennant, John Tennant III, Tom Tennant, Pat Tennant, Jeanne Goodson and Jim Goodson. Bottom photo: serving at the Melrose dinner are (l-r) Karen Rohlf, Dana Rasmussen, Judy Wilcox, Virginia Smith and Donna Eichelsderfer. More photos on 2A. Lake Swan Camp plans for 100th yearFile photo: Perry Rollins BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor EditorSupporters of Lake Swan Camp heard about the facilitys plans over the next ten years, as the camp will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2027. During the camps Vision 2020 banquet on Nov. 18, supporters listened to testimonies about how the ministry has impacted people around the world. Great atmosphere, said Executive Director Perry Rollins of the event, and a lot of excitement about what God is doing here. Speakers included Missionary Aviation College President Tim Huggins. Huggins told the banquet crowd of 240 that the college grew from an annual missionary aviation summer camp at Lake Swan Camp. Other speakers highlighted the camps partnership with a prison ministry and a See CAMP,4A


2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 of the volunteers who serve the ministry. Lake Area Ministries is an allvolunteer food pantry and could not operate without the hundreds of volunteers who give their time each month. The ministry will also recognize Dr. James Peoples who has served as president of the Lake Area Ministries Executive Board for many years. This event is an open meeting of Lake Area Ministries volunteers and supporters are encouraged to attend as well as members of the community. All planning to attend should contact Lake Area Ministries at 352-473-2846 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or email LakeAreaM@ Region Christmas parades set for Dec. 9Melrose and Keystone Heights will hold their annual Christmas parades three weeks from Saturday. The Merry Melrose Christmas parade will launch at 10 a.m. at the corner of Centre Street and S.R. 26. This years theme is Christmas on Noahs Ark and prizes will be awarded for Best Interpretation of Theme, Most Parade Participants, Most Original Entry and Best Overall. Float applications are available at Ameris Bank in Melrose and on the website of the Melrose Business and Community Association: For more information, contact Steve Thrift at sandthrift@ or 352-473-7966. This years Grand Marshal is Jimmy Price. In Keystone Heights, the Lake Region Kiwanis Club will again sponsor the 6 p.m. event, which will follow South Lawrence Boulevard north through downtown. This years theme is A Christmas Card from Keystone Heights, and judges will award first and second place prizes for Most Original, Closest to Theme, Best Youth Entry, Best Marching Unit, Best Business Entry and Judges Choice. Float applications are available at city hall and Mallards Dollarama. For more information, contact Tina Bullock at or 352-494-3454.Faith Presbyterian Church 3rd Annual Christmas GalaSunday, Dec. 10 beginning at 2 p.m. This event features the Santa Fe Brass with singalong carols and the Faith Choir performing Go Sing it on the Mountain by Pepper Choplin. Refreshments will be served after the performance. Also, view the Nativities-fromAround-the-World display. Faith Presbyterian Church is located at 2738 Southeast S.R. 21, Melrose. Santa Fe Audubon Annual MeetingThe Santa Fe Audubon Society will host its annual Conservation Celebration and Chili Supper on Tuesday, December 12 beginning at 6 p.m. The evening includes live music, a silent auction and a program about Creative Birdscaping by Ron Robinson. Also, plans will be made about the 118th Christmas Bird Count, the worlds oldest citizen-science project. For more information, contact Laura Berkelman at 352-475-2023 or Schedule for Democratic WomenThe Democractic Womens Club of the Lakes Area will meet on Nov. 16, and Dec. 21 instead of its usual fourth Thursday due to the holidays. Meeting time is 6:30 p.m. at 25728 Park St. Melrose. 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Miller, Publisher Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six monthsEditor: Dan Hildebran Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: Kevin Miller Typesetting: Eileen Gilmore Advertising & Newspaper Prod: C. Hurston Bookkeeping & Classified Adverts: Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping Asst: Linda Lacombe Front office Asst: Beth Tillman Lake Region Monitor Thanksgiving in the Lake RegionThe crowd at the Keystone United Methodist Church annual dinner was the largest in the history of the event. Volunteers at the Keystone Heights dinner included (l-r) Frances Arnould, Essie Sams, Caterers, Harold Gilstrap and Ken Sayers. Family members of Melrose dinner organizer Linda Wilcox came from around the U.S. to assist with the event. (L-r) Back row: Jack Taylor, Stephanie Vader-Taylor, Mei VaderTaylor, Dan Wilcox, Alyssa Ward, Robby Taylor and Judi Wilcox. Front row: Lindsay Taylor, Jennifer Taylor, Linda Wilcox, Jayden Wilcox, Ana VaderTaylor, Jamie Wilcox, Stephanie Wilcox and baby Callyn Wilcox. Manning the green station at the Melrose dinner are (l-r) Joyce King, John King and Mel Sunquist. Working in the kitchen at Melroses Trinity Episcopal Church are Tom and Nancy Germano. Trinity Episcopals Father Tony Powell (left) joins Will Floyd in singing at the Melrose dinner. All photos: Dan Hildebran for the Monitor. Keystone event organizer JoAnne Sayers. Serving drinks and giving away free jackets at the Melrose event are (l-r) Carol Flynn, Jeanne Homany and Liz Outten.


Keystone Heights High School thanked a volunteer whom operated the football scoreboard clock for 38 seasons. Several former coaches, along with current coach and Athletic Director Chuck Dickinson presented Dr. Larry Parrish with a plaque during the schools game with Interlachen on Oct. 27. Parrish was raised in Jacksonville, but frequently visited the Lake Region while growing up. After graduating from Auburn Universitys College of Veterinary Medicine, he served in the U.S. Air Force and then in 1978, opened the Lake Regions Hospital. His wife Donna taught at the high school. Parrish retired in 2013. He began operating the scoreboard clock in 1970. Pictured are Dickinson (third from right) with Parrish (second from right) along with former coaches, (l-r) Wayne Geiger, Bob Wright, Walt Darty and Wesley Dicks. Photo: Tonya Gibbs. Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 3A experiment, because it divides families on church campuses. Mai said he agrees that a big part of his job is reaching out to parents: I look at teenagers as the doorway to the family. He rejects, however, that youth ministries divide families, adding that many teenagers who join youth groups do not have a stable family life. He also said that the complexity and uniqueness of todays youth culture, and the outsized role social media plays in the lives of students, demand professionally-trained youth specialists on church staffs. Yet three in four of todays youth pastors have no formal training in the field. Mai said that the declining emphasis of youth ministry among Baptists is one reason he changed denominations. Dominance of social mediaMai said most adults have no hint about how social media has come to dominate the psyche of many teenagers. He added that some students wrap their identity and selfworth around social media. If they post a photo on Instagram and not enough people like it, they get upset, even depressed, he said. Mai also said that research shows that hours of screen time at the expense of face-to-face interactions has produced the most connected, yet loneliest generation ever. He said many teenagers today lack the basic skills of building and maintaining relationships, like engaging in conversations, developing trust and resolving conflicts. They have no real friends, he said of many students. They have to learn to be human again, his wife Megan added. Mai also said that while mobile phones and social media are responsible for reducing racism and breaking down other barriers in society, the emergence of cyberbullying have created new dangers for still-developing young people. Ive seen it so many times. A girl will post a prom picture on Instagram and someone will say that shes fat, said Mai. Bullies without faces, added his wife. And the parents are oblivious to it, said Mai. CNN TraumaMai also said the stress teenagers now deal with is not limited to the phone. He said live coverage of terrorist attacks has produced a condition in children called CNN trauma, something Mai himself experienced in the days following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington. He said that children watching real violence on television has produced stress that adults cant imagine. They watch it over and over again, he said. five-year-olds have developed stomach ulcers because of the stress they are under. Mai said that the key to reaching students in the Lake Region is developing relationships with them, one at a time. He added that one mistake many church leaders make is restricting their ministries to people within the church. I am going to spend a lot of time outside that bubble and just build relationships with students, he said. He also said that while earning credits toward his degree with an emphasis in crisis counselling, he will at the same time apply what he has learned. Added Megan: These kids need it now more than ever. YOUTHContinued from 1A w a l k t h r u b e t h l e h e m K e y s t o n e H e i g h t s & y o u t u b e D e c 2n d, 3r d & 4t h 6 : 0 0 t o 9 : 3 0 p m Potential RV park appeal delayed BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor The scheduling of an appeal of the Bradford County Commissions decision to grant a special exception to an RV park near Keystone Heights was pulled from the agenda Nov. 16 after lawyers for the park filed an action to stop it. The county commission sitting as the board of adjustment approved a special exception for the 400-space RV park development near the intersection of State Road 100 and County Road 21B in October. It was the second time the board heard from the applicant, Toms High on the Hog Real Pit BBQ. The first time, the board voted 4-1 to deny the special exception. Citing a misinformation campaign and chaotic first hearing, Toms said its due process rights had been violated and planned its own appeal, but later asked the commission to waive a yearlong waiting period to resubmit its application. Lawyered up and armed with experts at the second hearing, Toms succeeded in convincing the board to reverse its decision and grant the special exception. Opponents, including nearby property owner Donald Morgan and the Santa Fe Lake Dwellers group, were also represented at the hearing and are planning on appealing the boards decision. Their submission, filed by attorney John Middleton, repeats the argument made in October: that the applicant had failed to satisfy the requirements for a special exception. The land development regulations, they say, do not allow for the type of RV park or resort that has been proposed. Among the uses permitted by special exception are travel trailer parks or campgrounds. Toms has not proposed a campground, and the recreational vehicles the park would accommodate are not travel trailers, according to the definition contained in the countys own land development regulations. Further, because campground isnt specifically defined, the county is trying to include a recreational vehicle park under that umbrella to eliminate the distinction between travel trailers and recreational vehicles, according to Middleton. The appeal paperwork also cites contradictory testimony from a wetlands expert on the impact of the development on surrounding water bodies as well as the failure to submit complete and consistent plans on drainage, which Middleton claimed robs the public and affected parties of the notice provided for in the land development regulations. The qualifications of another expert witness are questioned in the appeal, as is the truthfulness of testimony that the Suwannee River Water Management District had approved by email his delineation of the wetlands areas since the email is not in the report provided for the record. Middleton said the LDRs also require the board to make specific findings when granting the exception. The LDRs layout the criteria on which to grant or deny the special exception, and without specific findings, the appeals process and judicial review are hindered, and due process is once again violated. Opponents also say the county failed to forward the proposed development to Camp Blanding for comment, which is required by the countys comprehensive plan for developments proposed in the so-called Camp Blanding Military Zone. Because the county commission also serves as the board of adjustment, commissioners would be hearing an appeal of their own decision. They were set to discuss the process and the scheduling of the appeal hearing on Nov. 16 until Toms lawyers John Cooper and Cecilia Bonifay filed a Writ of Mandamus asking the 8th Judicial Circuit Court to prevent the county commission from hearing the appeal. Opponents had 30 days from the Oct. 2 hearing to appeal the board of adjustments decision. According to the court papers, they requested a deadline extension from the county attorney saying they did not have access to Toms exhibits for at least a week after the hearing. Toms lawyers say that is false because the other side was provided a binder of those exhibits at the hearing. Without approval of the county commission, Toms lawyers said the county attorney granted the deadline extension, although he didnt have the authority to do so. The appeal was submitted Nov. 9 after the seven-day extension was granted, and a discussion of the timeline and procedure for hearing the appeal was on the commissions Nov. 16 agenda until county attorney Will Sexton asked that it be removed, citing the court complaint Toms filed against the county. That complaint asks the court to enter a judgement declaring the county must comply with the deadline requirements in the LDRs and that the county does not have the authority to hear the untimely appeal. On Nov. 17, Donald Morgan and the Santa Fe Lake Dwellers through attorney Middleton filed a motion to intervene in the case between Toms and the county as they would be substantially impacted by the outcome. They contradict Toms claim that they were provided a complete set of the plaintiffs exhibits. They claim they were only provided a digital copy of the exhibits by the county attorney along with the seven-day extension to file the appeal, so they would have a fair chance to complete it. Toms filing, they say, is an attempt to attack their appeal while covering for deficiencies in its own special exception application. LRM legals 11/30/17 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS CITY OF KEYSTONE HEIGHTS The Keystone Heights City Council will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on December 4, 2017, at 4:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as can be heard, to consider Ordinance 2017-573. The PUBLIC HEARINGS will be held at City Hall, 555 South Lawrence Boulevard, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 in the Council Meeting Room. Ordinance 2016-573 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, FLORIDA AMENDING CHAPTER 9 GENERAL REGULATIONS, ARTICLE III CITY RECREATIONAL PARKS; TO ALLOW THE CONSUMPTION OF CERTAIN BEVERAGES CONTAINING ALCOHOL; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made to any matter considered at such hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceeding for such purpose. He or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, a person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or at any subsequent meeting to which the Board has continued its deliberations is advised that such person will need a record of all proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of all proceedings is made, which must include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to participate in this matter should contact the City of Keystone Heights City Manager by mail at Post Office Box 420, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656, or by telephone at number (352) 473-4807, no later than five (5) days prior to the hearing or proceeding for which this notice has been given. 11/30 1tchg-LRM LEGALS Coaches thank timekeeper for 38 years Among the uses permitted by special exception are travel trailer parks or campgrounds. Toms has not proposed a campground, and the recreational vehicles the park would accommodate are not travel trailers, according to the definition contained in the countys own land development regulations.


childrens outdoor program. Rollins said the camp just completed its 90th year and its leaders are now in a building program that will reach completion near the facilitys centennial in 2027. Our focus is not on getting bigger, but getting better, Rollins said of the camps centennial campaign. He said that among the camps goals are the continued renovation of Minder Hall, named after the facilitys founder: John Minder. The building was dedicated in 1972 by the Rev. Billy Graham. Rollins said the camp has already invested $280,000 in upgrading the building and expects to invest an additional $75,000 to $100,000. Camp leaders also plan to upgrade Lakeview Lodge, a former Camp Blanding hospital formally known as Long House and White House. Rollins said camp leaders also hope to build a gymtorium over the next decade and build more adult facilities at the site. He added that 142 groups used Lake Swan Camp in 2016 and that the camp was recently notified by the Clay Electric Foundation that the foundation will award a $10,000 grant to the camp for the construction of a staff resource center. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A Keystone Heights High School student will compete in the Florida State Thespian Festival in March. Judges graded Angelica Lindquist as superior in musical theater solo during a district competition in St. Augustine earlier this month. The rating qualifies her to compete at the state competition in Tampa. During the district competition, teams from Northeast Florida schools competed in costume construction, solo musical, ensemble acting and in other events. Judges graded the performances on a scale from poor to superior. Those graded superior qualified for the State Thespian Festival in Tampa. Judges evaluated the performances on characterization, emotional commitment, delivery, choreography, and vocal delivery. KHHS drama Club Sponsor Sally Jackson said six Keystone Heights students participated in the district competition. Also receiving recognition were: Laurel Wagner Musical Theatre SoloExcellent Rating; Angelica Lindquist and Laurel Wagner Musical Theatre Duet Excellent Rating; Josh Spangler and Michael Lindemuth Acting Duet Scene Excellent Rating; Alicia Lunsmann, Amy Pyne, Laurel Wagner Musical Theatre Group Good Rating; Amy Pyne Musical Theatre Solo Good Rating; Angelica Lindquist Technical Costume Design Good Rating and Michael Lindemuth Musical Theatre Solo Good Rating. On January 25, 26 and 27, the Drama Club will present The Brothers Grimm Spectacularthon at the school. 4A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 Our Classified Ads Help Yourent apartments, houses, promote garage sales, hire people, find jobs, locate pets, sell your services, goods, real estate ... get your word out! 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BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Florida Department of Healths Bureau of Radiation Control trained members of Clay County Fire Rescue on how to respond to radiation incidents earlier this month. Director of Emergency Management John Ward said the session focused on using two radiation detection devices, and on how to detect alpha, beta and gamma radiation. Bureau of Radiation Control staff members also reviewed with the CCFR hazmat team what to do if they are exposed. Ward added that members of the state agency will return to Green Cove Springs in January to conduct additional training. As a regional hazmat team, CCFR is one of three agencies assigned to respond to hazardous materials incidents in a 13-county Northeast Florida region, stretching from Nassau to Levy counties. The other two agencies are the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and Alachua County Fire Rescue. Ward said that the greatest risks of radiation incidents in Northeast Florida were from a terrorist attack or a transportation accident. The states Bureau of Radiation Control licenses over 1,400 users of radioactive material, including healthcare facilities, universities, industrial facilities and roofing companies. The agency responds to all radiation incidents and emergencies, in addition to monitoring Floridas nuclear power plants and phosphate mines.Clay County Fire Rescue gets radiation training Keystone student advances to State Thespian FestivalFile photo: Angelica Lindquist Lake Swan Camp founder John Minder (left) with Billy Graham.CAMPContinued from 1A Minder Hall was dedicated in 1972 by the Rev. Billy Graham. Rollins said the camp has already invested $280,000 in upgrading the building and expects to invest an additional $75,000 to $100,000.


BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Visiting Raines emphatically slammed the door shut on the Bradford High School football teams feel-good season, with running back Brandon Marshall gaining almost 200 allpurpose yards and scoring five touchdowns in the Vikings 5313 Class 4A semifinal win. The Vikings (12-1), who also got a pick-six and three interceptions overall from Diop Kee, will play Cocoa for the state championship on Thursday, Dec. 7, in Orlando. Cocoa (11-1) defeated University School 4914 to advance. Bradfords defense struggled to stop the Vikings, who scored on six of their eight firsthalf possessions and whose average starting field position was the Bradford 45-yard line. Offensively, the Tornadoes crossed midfield only twice, with one other possession starting in Raines territory when the Vikings failed to field a kickoff. Though such a loss was tough, Bradford head coach Brian Tomlinson said it did not define a season in which the Tornadoes (10-2) were one of four teams left playing in Class 4A. Bradford advanced to the state semifinals for the first time in 13 years. It had also been that long since the Tornadoes had even won a playoff game. This year, they won two. Raines is a heck of a football team, Tomlinson said. We knew they would be, but we were here. There are a lot of teams that would love to be here, but we were here. These kids deserve all the recognition and whatever else they get. They deserve it. Theyve worked hard. That hard work resulted in a 10-game winning streak after opening the season with a loss and a win in the Region 2 championship game. Well still have a championship trophy that says Regional Champions on it, Tomlinson said. Only one team gets to end the season happy. This year, it wasnt us, but we were close. We can build on that. It was an ominous start for Bradford, which, because of a fumble, lost 11 yards on a three-and-out possession to open the game. Following the punt, Raines drove 45 yards five plays. Marshall, who had a run of 22 yards and a reception of 12 yards, touched the ball for every play but one, capping the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run. Ishmael Sanders PAT made it 7-0 in favor of Raines at the 9:02 mark of the first quarter. The Vikings third possession began at the Bradford 19 after a 31-yard punt return by George Webb. A holding penalty had Raines facing a second-and-14 from the 23, but Marshall took a short pass from Ivory Durham and scored the teams second touchdown with 2:10 remaining in the opening quarter. Sanders PAT was no good. Three plays after the ensuing kickoff, Kee intercepted his first pass, which he returned 30 yards for another score and a 19-0 Raines lead with 1:15 to go in the first quarter. Bradford was facing thirdand-9 on the ensuing series when Kee struck again, intercepting a pass and giving his offense the ball at the Raines 40. Durham scrambled away from pressure and picked up 18 yards on the drives first play. Marshall then had a couple of runs for 7 yards before scoring on a 35-yard run approximately two minutes into the second quarter. 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She was simply doing her job getting the crowd fired up. Bailey, a 2017 Union County High School graduate, has gone from being a cheerleader on Friday nights at UCHS The Jungle to now cheering in The Swamp at the University of Florida. Cheering for the Orange and Blue seemed like something Bailey was rehearsing for long before she participated in UF tryouts. She has a photo of herself at the age of 4 wearing a UF cheer outfit at a football game. The UF cheerleading Instagram currently features that photo of one of its newest members. Ive always been a Florida Gators fan, Bailey said. Cheering in college has always been one of my dreams. Games in The Jungle may be well attended, but the crowds certainly dont compare to the ones in The Swamp. Baileys first game was quite an experience. The first time on the field was really crazy, she said. I just took everything in and tried to enjoy every moment. Bailey made her way through multiple rounds of tryouts in May. She described it as a process, but added, After making the team, it was definitely worth it. UF has Orange and Blue teams, with the Blue Team being made up of more experienced cheerleaders. Bailey is a member of the Orange Team, which doesnt travel to all the away games like the Blue Team. However, she was looking forward to the Oct. 28 FloridaGeorgia game in Jacksonville, which the Orange Team did travel to. Im very excited, she said during this interview, which was conducted prior to Oct. 28. Ive Bailey trades purple and gold for orange and blue Chlo Bailey, a 2017 Union County High School graduate, is now cheering for the Florida Gators. See CHEER, 2B Tornadoes run ends in state semis Bradford running back Jeremiah Vaughn (left) avoids a Raines player in the See SEMIS, 8B Chris Cummings (right) runs after making a catch.


Preston Crawford, Caleb Livesy, Jarrett Underhill, Jacob Manning, Colton Elixson, Roehm. The seventh annual Relay for Life Car and Truck Show, hosted by Mitchell Gunter and Linda Lee, took place at the Starke Town Square on Nov. 18 with 52 participants, some of whom traveled from as far as Belleview and Valdosta, Georgia. Gunter and Lee deemed the show a success, with $700 raised. An award was given for Best of Show, which went to Robert Atkinson and his Dodge Challenger. The Kids Choice Award went to Lionel Smallwood, while the Club Participation Award went to Kendall Impulse of Jacksonville with a total of 11 vehicles. Awards were also presented for the Top 20 and Top 30. Door prizes were awarded throughout the day for those who participated in the show. Gunter said sponsors like Jegs, Summit Racing, and Lucas Oil made that possible. Relay for Life teams participated as well, such as Linda Lees Family and Friends, MSBC Tumornators, Holy Mission Church, Murphys Law and Judys Angels, while vendors included Diana Gill Jewelry, Grumpys Garage and A Newton and Young Insurance/Hagerty Insurance. Gunter said he would like to thank everyone who came out and supported the event and that he is looking forward to next year. Relay for Life Car, Truck Show raises $700 Florida Twin Theatre All Seats $6 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451 Visit us on-line at SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2Starts FridayWalt DisneysFri 7:30 Sat 5:10, 8:00 Sun 5:15 Wed-Thur 7:15 Fri 7:00, 9:00 Sat 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 Sun 5:00, 7:00 Wed-Thur 7:30Mark WahlbergNow Showing BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Santa Fe College instructor Sarah Cervone may be teaching African Humanities at the Andrews Center this semester and again in the spring, but she hopes to encourage her students to travel, whether its Africa or not, and to have an open mind when it comes to differences in general, whether they be difference between cultures or differences between ideologies. Cervone, who is in her sixth year teaching at Santa Fe and teaching for the first time at the Andrews Center, had the opportunity to travel to Africa as a University of Florida graduate student, which enhanced her educational experience. I do hope when students leave (my class), they at least want to travel, Cervone said. I really think my education was going abroad. Its great what happens in the classroom, but being able to go and actually see things that, to me, was the most meaningful thing Ive done. I hope I can at least plant the seed. Students maybe they dont want to go to Africa, but they can go visit somewhere else and dip their feet in the water of just other places. The challenge of listening to differing points of view is educational as well, which is why Cervone loves teaching. She likes the fact that a college classroom brings diverse ideas together and encourages students to share those ideas. Another key component of that is listening to those ideas. Cervone said people shouldnt be afraid of something different. Instead, they should be secure enough in themselves to hear anothers ideas out. That doesnt mean you have to adopt those ideas, Cervone said. You can learn about other peoples ideas and still maintain your own. I think that once people practice engaging with others, they realize, Hey, I can interact and talk to someone whos different from me, and yet, when I walk away, I wasnt forced to change. Ive actually grown a little bit because I have a better understanding of another person. Cervone, who will also teach Introduction to Humanities and Multicultural Communication at the Andrews Center in the spring, grew up in St. Lucie County. At that time, she never wouldve guessed shed end up teaching African Humanities. You see, all she knew of Africa as a youth in the 1980s was based upon Hollywood stereotypes. At the time, the Internet didnt exist, so it made it difficult to become exposed with the unfamiliar. You just kind of got this caricature of Africa, Cervone said, adding, My school was pretty segregated, so I didnt even really even have much exposure to African-American culture or history. It wasnt until she went to Gainesville to attend UF that she was exposed to other cultures. At that time, though, Cervone did not think of going into teaching as a career. She thought about majoring in English or journalism, but wound up majoring in anthropology. Cervone returned to UF for graduate school, taking advantage of research opportunities abroad. Through Event organizer Mitchell Gunter (left) presents the Best The Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its regular meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, in Keystone United Methodist Churchs fellowship hall. The program will be presented by special guests David Golden, KUMC minister of music, and the Keystone Ringers handbell choir. Members are reminded to bring a covered dish, a cash donation for veterans at the Malcolm Randolph VA Hospital and books (print and audio) and DVDs to donate to the Bradford County Public Library as part of the DAR literacy emphasis. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence between April 19, 1775, and Nov. 26, 1783, is eligible for membership. Please contact Leslie Harper (352-475-5090) or June Keefe (386-431-1830) for more information. DAR chapter meets Dec. 4 at Keystone United Methodist SFC teacher wants to help students broaden minds and experiences Sarah Cervone Humanities at Center. She took advantage of opportunities to study abroad as a graduate student and hopes her students do the same. never been to a Florida-Georgia game. For home games, Bailey said cheerleaders arrive three hours prior to kickoff. They participate in warm-ups and appear at Gator Walk, where fans line up and cheer on the players and coaches as they exit buses and enter the stadium. You wont just see Bailey and her teammates at football games. We do a lot of appearances throughout the week for charities and functions for the Gators, she said. It definitely gets busy. Two-hour practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cheerleaders work out two hours per week as well and make appearances at other athletic events to cheer on Gators in other sports. Bailey said shes managed to juggle her cheer duties and schoolwork. Ive done pretty well so far, she said. You have to be organized and have good time management. As she eyes the future, Bailey hopes, of course, to make it through tryouts again and be able to keep cheering for the Gators and do so one day as a member of the Blue Team. Its definitely a goal of mine, Bailey said. For now, though, shell continue to live in the moment, balancing school and cheering. Bailey said the most enjoyable part of the year has been meeting new people and forming bonds with her fellow cheerleaders. Forming such bonds isnt hard when youve already gone through tryouts and gotten to know each other before officially becoming UF cheerleaders. Were like a family, Bailey said. Cheering for the Tigers helped prepare Bailey to join that family, but its one she had her eye on becoming a member of since that little girl donned an orange and blue cheer uniform. Bailey said things couldnt have gone any better now that her desire has become reality. It went above and beyond (expectations), she said. Its been everything I couldve dreamed of, she said. NCA Eagles soar to championship heights CHEER Continued from 1B


Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANDr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain NEED RELIEF FROM:Call Dr. BerryServing the Area for more than27 YearsCall Dr. BerryServing the Area for more than27 Years rfntbbnfnbntttroll through the 1856 plantation home decked out in an array of n352-336-9096 A Rare Opportunity to see the Homestead at Night n tnntb Victorian Santas: Sunday, Dec 3rd 12 4 pm Friday, Dec 8thCandlelight Visits Free Admission Free Carriage Rides! Santa Arrives 2 pm BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Union County High School has already made a splash on the big stage of the girls weightlifting state finals, with three individuals winning championships the last two years, but the Tigers are ready to make even more of a showing this season. Senior Mia Jackson, one of two Union lifters to compete at state last season, has the obvious goal of getting back to the finals and winning her weight class. However, when asked what would be the best-case scenario for the team as a whole this season, she said, To have at least seven girls go to state, four win state and us winning as a team at state. Thats what were predicting this year us winning as a team. Were setting the bar high, junior Josie Godwin said. Were a group. Its like a package deal. Junior Brandy McCoy has won two straight state titles in the 199 class. She would love to see more of her teammates experience state-level success. Itd be crazy, McCoy said when asked what it would feel like if the Tigers won the team title. It wouldnt be all on me. Its as a team, not as an individual. As one whos won state every year shes been in high school, McCoy has obvious personal goals, one of which is to win two more championships. She said her thought after capturing last seasons title was, Im halfway there. What more can McCoy do besides win state championships? Set state records. She has totals shes shooting, but was reluctant to say what they were in case she didnt accomplish them. I dont want to disappoint anyone, McCoy said. Coach Bryan Griffis revealed that shes shooting for a bench press of 315 and a clean and jerk of 230. McCoy is as quiet and unassuming a state champion as one could encounter, but dont let her demeanor fool you. She knows what she wants to accomplish and is driven to do so. Jackson said McCoy exceeds what may be limits for her and other lifters. If one of us cant do something, we stop, Jackson said. But her? Shell keep pushing and pushing until shes in tears. Upon observing what McCoy does in the weight room, senior Kurston Bakken, a transfer from Bradford High School, said, I was impressed, and Im still impressed, with how hard she works. Bakken has been on the medal platform at state in each of the last two seasons as a Bradford lifter, placing sixth in 2015-16 and fifth in 2016-17. This year, shes ready to set a bench-press record of 285 as well as stand on the highest platform at state, which would designate her as state champion. Im really excited, Bakken said. Its my last season. Im pushing myself. When I leave state this year, I want to know I worked as hard as I possibly could and I left it all there and gave it all Ive got. Hopefully, itll be enough. Lifting at state for the first time last season was an experience that Jackson said lay the groundwork for her goal of finishing this season as the states best lifter in her class. It kind of just gave me a preview of what its going to be like this year, Jackson said. Last year was just like a test run. Jackson wants to win that title by bench pressing more than 200 pounds as well as setting a cleanand-jerk record. It remains to be seen if she can achieve those marks, but Jackson seems to be one who will make the best of whatever happens. Like life, there are good days and bad days in the weight room. Jackson said since shes been involved in weightlifting, she has learned that she cant let the bad days become obstacles. Its taught me a lot of patience because some days I do my best and other days I do my worst, Jackson said. Its taught me just to keep going, keep trying. Itll all be worth it in the end. Two lifters looking to compete at state for the first time are Godwin and sophomore Sydney Personette. Godwin lifted for Union her freshman year, but did not compete last year. Still, shes confident about what she can accomplish this year. Im going to state, Godwin said. No doubt about it. Im going to win state. Griffis, as coach, may push Godwin to do her best, but she also receives plenty of motivation just by being around previous state qualifiers Bakken, Jackson and McCoy. She said she feels she has to match what theyve done. I better put my place in next, Godwin said. Tag along. Personette has already competed for the right to go to state after qualifying for regionals last season. She admitted she was surprised by how far she advanced. I just didnt expect to actually make it to regionals, Personette said, but (Griffis) kept telling me I would. Personette is following in the footsteps of her sister, Courtney, who competed at state for the Tigers in 2013-14. It was Courtney who inspired her to begin lifting weights in fifth grade. Personette said weightlifting has had a positive impact on her life. Ever since I started doing it, I feel like it just makes me more confident, she said. Confidence comes from adding muscle to her small frame Personette said she gets teased for being skinny but it also comes from just being a part of the UCHS weightlifting family. Family is the keyword. Theyre like all of my sisters, Personette said. Its cool to hear them cheering you on the whole time and hugging you and telling you that they love you. Godwin said, This is my family. It doesnt get better. I feel 100 percent comfortable with them. Even a newcomer like Bakken is quickly accepted into the fold. I started training here over the summer, she said. I already feel like Ive known these girls my whole life. Its a strong bond that is forged in and out of the weight room. We have sleepovers all the time, McCoy said. We stay with each other constantly. Were always together. Jackson said the closeness helps the girls get better in the weight room. Its easier to hear what youre doing wrong when its coming from someone you love and trust. If I was on a team, and I didnt know anybody, it would make me feel bad yelling at them if they didnt do something right, Jackson said. With them, theyre like my sisters. I can correct them if they do something wrong and keep them on track. Its all about working hard and doing all they can do to get to state and make their team their family proud. States a big deal, Bakken said. Its an awesome experience just to be there. Hopefully, a lot of girls feel the same way and want to work hard. UCHS girls weightlifters are aiming high this season BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Maisie Thornton, Josie Godwin, Mia Jackson, Breyonce Cummings, Brandy McCoy and Kurston Bakken all won their classes as the Union County High School girls weightlifting team took on Gainesville, losing 48-42. The winning totals were: Thornton 250 in the 129 class, Godwin 295 in the 139 class, Jackson 315 in the 169 class, Cummings 300 in the 183 class, McCoy 380 in the 199 class and Bakken 420 in the unlimited class. Finishing as class runners-up were: Sydney Personette 180 in the 110 class, Erika Roseke 200 in the 119 class and Taylor Gainey 260 in the 154 class. Madilyn Whitehead and Reah Jones earned a pair of thirdplace finishes, with Whitehead finishing with a 215 total in the 129 class and Jones finishing with a 230 total in the 139 class. In a meet against Columbia and Suwannee, the Tigers won every class but two, finishing with a score of 38. Suwannee and Columbia had scores of 15 and 11, respectively. First-place finishers and their totals were: Katie Tomlinson 145 (101 class), Thornton 245, Godwin 295, Gainey 250, Jackson 340, Cummings 295, McCoy 385 and Bakken 390. Roseke and Jones earned second-place finishes with totals of 200 and 235, respectively. Personette and Whitehead had third-place finishes with totals of 175 and 220, respectively. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer The Bradford High School girls weightlifting team competed at Baker County on Nov. 15, with Khalia Donley, Bri Reed and Auriyana Hankerson winning their classes. Donley had a 225 total in the 110 class, while Reed had a 180 total in the 129 class. Hankerson had a 260 total in the 183 class. Three earned third-place finishes: Shamya Young with a 125 total in the 101 class, Samantha Hopkins with a 165 total in the 119 class and Kayla Daniel with a 205 total in the unlimited class. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Alex Cruz scored three goals and had two assists, while goalie Caleb Cushman made seven saves in the Keystone Heights High School boys soccer teams 5-0 win at West Nassau on Nov. 20. Keystone (4-1-1) also got a goal each from Landon Ricketts and Colby Townsend, with Ricketts adding an assist. Cushman and Petyon Box each had an assist as well. All four of the teams wins have been shutouts. The Indians played District 5-2A opponent Santa Fe this past Tuesday and will travel to play district opponent Crescent City on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. Keystone travels to play Orange Park on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:20 p.m. before returning home for district matches against Newberry on Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. and Interlachen on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. Keystones junior varsity team, which is 1-1, played Santa Fe this past Tuesday and will play at 5 p.m. prior to the varsity teams Crescent City match and at 5:30 p.m. prior to the varsity teams Orange Park match. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Class 8A Fleming Island was too much for the Bradford High School girls basketball team, which lost 71-28 to the visiting Golden Eagles on Nov. 21. Jahmya Henderson scored 15 points, while Jade Baker had five. Olyvia Griffin and Raynisha Hunter each had four points. Griffin and Dezirae Tabet were the leading rebounders with five apiece. Bradford (0-2) opened the regular season with a 53-16 at Trenton on Nov. 20. Henderson and Baker had eight and five points, respectively, while Meghan Harris had two. Regina Roberts added one point. Harris, Hunter and Roberts each had four rebounds, while Griffin and Henderson each had three steals. The Tornadoes played District 4-5A opponent Fort White this past Tuesday and will travel to play district opponent Pierson Taylor on Friday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. On Monday, Dec. 4, Bradford travels to play Middleburg at 7 p.m. Tigers earn 6 1st-place close loss to Gainesville 3 earn wins for BHS girls weightlifters at Baker County KHHS boys soccer team gets another shutout victory BHS girls lose to Fleming in baskeball, fall to 0-2


Virginia Allen STARKEVirginia Ann Grant Allen, 78, died on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville. She was a resident of Pleasant Grove. She is survived by: children, Johnny (Diane) Brown, Sr. of Starke, Donnell (Johnnie Mae) Pelham of Raleigh, Charles Cohen of Waldo, Katrina (Ronnie) Mitchell of Gainesville, Wayne (Pauletta) Grant of Raleigh, Leroy Waters III of Gainesville; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and brother, Homer Mosley, Jr. of Gainesville. A Life Celebration of Love, Life and Legacy will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, Dec. 2 at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Waldo. Rev. James Ramsey, Pastor, Rev. Lorenzo Edwards Sr. Eulogist. Visitation will be held on Friday, from 4-7 pm at J. Hadley Funeral Home, Starke. Bob Bryant STARKEBob Bryant, 77, of Starke, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. He was born July 29, 1940 in Jasper to the late Lamar Bryant and Alice Thompson Bryant. He joined the United State Navy and later became the Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance at Union County Correctional Institute where he worked for 26 years. He is predeceased by: his parents; spouse of 24 years, Betty Louise Bryant; sister, Shirley; and brother, Gary. He is survived by: his wife of 26 years, Joann Carter Bryant of Starke; children, Belinda (Brian) Prevatt of Lake Butler, Dan (Kim) Bryant of Lake Butler, Bonnie (Roger) Bryant of Great Falls, MT, Lynn (Wayne) Bergman of Lake Butler; step daughter, Rhonell (Rick) Wilkins of Hampton; sister, Nora (Bob) Fretwell of Lake Butler; eight grandchildren; and 17 greatgrandchildren. A Celebration of life was held on Nov. 26 at Dekle Cemetery with Brother Kavin Paul officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Patti Campbell-Byrd STARKEPatti Lee CampbellByrd, age 59, of Starke, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville following long illnesses. She was born in Columbus, OH on Nov. 15, 1958, the daughter of Thornton A. Sayre and Jean Sayre. She was preceded in death by: her father; her sister, Charlotte Ann Sayre; and her step father, David Ogilvie. Patti is survived by: her mother of St. Cloud; her loving husband of 22 years, William Byrd of Starke; her son, Abel Campbell of Bridgeport, CT; her sister, Juanita Kersey of Keystone Heights; and her step sisters, Susan Hahn and Mary Whittaker Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke, Fl. Visit to sign the familys guest book. 904964-5757. PAID OBITUARY Charlene Chesser Charlene Chesser SALT SPRINGS Charlene E. Chesser, 76, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. She was born on Aug. 20, 1941, in Gainesville to James H. and Myrtice K. Dennis, and was raised in Starke and graduated from Bradford High School. Charlene worked over 34 years with the Marion County School Board. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Salt Springs. She is survived by: her loving husband of 55 years, Willis; son, Dennis (Kristy); daughter, Dena (Kenny) Stevens; sisters, Kay (Audy) Hinson, Henree (Jimmy) Martin, Martha (Bernie) Stalzer; three grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Memorial Service will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, Dec. 2 at First Baptist Church in Salt Springs, with Pastors Eric Gervais and Charles Litzell officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Marion County. Arrangements under the care of Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony. PAID OBITUARY Katrina Deese STARKE Katrina Trina Michelle Deese, age 47, of Starke, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was born in Plant City on Sept. 22, 1970 to William and Molly Blevins May. Trina resided in Lakeland for many years until relocating to Starke in 2000. Shortly after relocating, she met and married the love of her life Ron Deese on June 20, 2003. Trina loved life and lived it to the fullest. Trina was passionate about her cooking and loved turning her creations into beautiful presentations. She was a movie buff and enjoyed thrift store and antique shopping. She also enjoyed attending the Six Gun Territory History Reenactment. Most of all, Trina loved her family and spending time with them. Trina is survived by: her loving husband of 14 years, Ron Deese of Starke; her parents, William and Molly Blevins May of Starke; her son, Trevor Finley of Starke; her sisters, Tina (John) Coulter of Lakeland, Sheila (Wayne) McCarty of Auburndale, and Billie (Loren) Russell of Tallahassee; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Trinas Life was held on Nov. 29 at the Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Pastor Johnie T. Hobbs officiating. Interment followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit www. to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Frederick Ellison Frederick Ellison LAKE BUTLERFrederick J. Ellison, known to all as, Jimmy of Lake Butler, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at age 58. He was born Oct. 31, 1959. Jimmy graduated from Union County High School and started his career as a Correctional Officer at Union Correctional Institution. Later in life, he became a minister of Jesus Christ. Jimmy loved to play golf. He especially loved to be joined by family and friends to watch, none other than, the Florida Gators. Above all, Jimmy loved his Savior Jesus Christ. He will be greatly missed. Jimmy is preceded in death by: his grandmother; Pearl Norman; mother, Elsie Norman; daughter, Shannon Ellison. He leaves his family to cherish his memory. Jimmy is survived by: his loving wife of 40 years, Phyllis Ellison; daughter, Patty (Josh) Andrews; parents, Frank and Connie Garmon; sisters, Carol (Rick) Vierling, Robin (Randy) Jenkins, Mickey (Jerry) Dorminey, Norma Jean (Dave) Cornett, and April (Robert) Norman; grandchildren, Josh Andrews, Jeffery Andrews, Stefani Nash, and Lindsey Nash; greatgranddaughter, Tinleigh. Jimmy is also survived by: several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held at the Full Gospel Church in honor of Jimmy Ellison on Nov. 25. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386)496-2008. PAID OBITUARY T h e h i r i n g o f a l a w y e r i s a n i m p o r t a n t d e c i s i o n t h a t s h o u l d n o t b e b a s e d s o l e l y u p o n a d v e r t i s e m e n t s B e f o r e y o u d e c i d e a s k u s t o s e n d y o u i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t o u r q u a l i f i c a t i o n s a n d e x p e r i e n c e The Weekly Paw Print: October has been designated as Adopt A This week we salute the unsung heroes of veterinary medicine. Im talking about National Veterinary Technician Week. The individuals you see assisting the veterinarian do more than you can see in the exam room alone. Veterinary technicians deliver medications, administer and monitor anesthesia, assist the veterinarian in surgery, collect and run lab tests, and so much more. They do all that they do while remaining patient and compassionate. They never lose sight of what their mission is and why they are there. The veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and the veterinary receptionists make up the veterinary team. Veterinarians rely on their team to care and provide for their patients beyond just the medicine. This week I would like to personally thank my awesome team. I could not do what I do without their help, their inspiration to be the best, and their compassion. It is my privilege to work with each and every one of them. Next time you see a member of your veterinary health care team, give them two paws up! This Saturday is National Mutt Day. National Mutt Day is all about embracing, saving, and celebrating mixed breed dogs. This special day was created to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation. Approximately 80% of dogs in shelters are mixed breeds and sadly have a lower percentage of adoption when compared to their purebred counterparts. So how do we celebrate the mixed breed on this day of national awareness? It starts with some simple facts. For example, did you know mixed breed dogs tend to be healthier, better behaved, live longer, and are just as able to perform the duties of pure bred dogs? Many mixed breed dogs are also used as working dogs, such as bomb and drug snifng, search and rescue, and guiding the blind. Throughout history there have been many famous mixed breed dogs; Laika was the the rst animal in space, Sinbad and Sgt. Stubby were the only two animals to be classied as non-commsioned ofcers in the U.S. Military, and of course Benji who became a very popular pet star. Whether famous or not there are millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs sitting in shelters desperately waiting for a new home. You can spread awareness too. If you or someone you know is considering a new pet, please remember to visit your local animal shelters. You never know. Your best friend could be waiting for you there! d Obituaries d UFs Center for African Studies, she discovered a lot of grants and fellowships were available for students to do research in Africa. Opportunities are especially available for students to study African languages since they are understudied, Cervone said. She received a scholarship to study Arabic, which took her to north Africa. I was able to get whats called the Foreign Language Area Studies Scholarship, Cervone said. They pay all of your tuition. Plus, you get a living allowance. All you have to do is add the language to your college schedule. Youre getting the opportunity to learn a new language, but then youre also getting a lot of support to go through college. I dont think many students are aware of that at Santa Fe. Im trying to raise the awareness that there are a lot of opportunities for them to engage in. Most of Cervones research was done in Morocco, living in a village in the Atlas Mountains. That allowed her to see firsthand what Africa was really like, but it also showed her that deep down, we are all the same despite our cultural differences. Once you get beneath the surface of clothing, language and maybe skin color, at the core, everybody is really the same, Cervone said, adding, We want the same things. We feel the same things. People just want family and to have their food and clothing and shelter and community. All these other differences are just kind of superficial, but we tend to focus on the differences more than our sameness. I think thats what I was kind of able to come back with, having that sense that were all humans in different situations. The biggest barrier she comes across when trying to encourage students to take advantage of such opportunities is their own self-doubt, which is created by limitations that exist only in their minds, Cervone said. If a student gets past those doubts, he or she is in for a rewarding experience. Cervone talked about one of her students who would eventually receive a Foreign Language Area Studies Scholarship to study Swahili, saying, She was just so excited and having such a great time. Being a graduate student also paved the way toward a teaching career. Like a lot of fellow students, Cervone taught classes, which resulted in her tuition being waived. I didnt plan to go into teaching, but once I started doing it, I found I actually really enjoyed it, Cervone said. Cervone said she likes having discussions with students, which she views as a continuingeducation opportunity for herself. The students often bring in their own experiences and their own points of view, Cervone said. I always try to encourage discussion. Im always being challenged with different points of view. Its kind of a lot like going abroad, where if you create an environment where students can challenge me, then I can learn from them as well. She may not have originally envisioned herself in this career, but it makes her think of a saying she learned in Morocco: Inshaallah, which means, God willing. Now, Im like, aint that the truth? You can make all these plans, but you always kind of end up on this path, Cervone said. I wouldve never, at that time, known that I would take this route, but I cant imagine any other route to have taken. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer How can a church help the community it loves? By leaving the church and going out into the community. That is the reasoning behind First United Methodist Church of Starkes Celebration Sunday, a free event that will take place at the Bradford County Fairgrounds from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 3. Pastor Mike Moore will be giving a message, along with Holy Communion and the lighting of a candle for Advent, but the event will also consist of family fun in the form of games, train rides, hay rides and music by the Ben Carter Band. Barbecue will be served. Moore said his church came to the decision that it had to get outside the walls of the church and host an event that is nonthreatening to those who dont go to a church and maybe are intimidated by going to a church. This is a big step for my church to shut its doors on a Sunday, he said, adding, I thank God Ive got great leaders in my church that want to do something like this. Moore said the church had lost sight of who its clients are those who dont come to church. You can have a brand new bass boat and a beautiful lake full of bass, Moore said, but theyre not going to jump in the boat unless you go fish for them. It is hoped the event will encourage people to go to church, whether its First United Methodist or one of the communitys other churches, Moore said, adding the purpose is to help the community that we love. Starke church reaches out to community with Celebration Sunday Starkes 13 th annual Shop With a Cop will be here before you know it, so now is the time to make a donation and help bring a little Christmas joy to Bradford County youth. The event scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 14, and Friday, Dec. 15 allows children to enjoy a shopping spree at Walmart of Starke. Children are escorted by members of various law-enforcement agencies as well as members of the Department of Corrections. Teachers at Bradford County elementary schools select children who have needs (financial, emotional or psychological), yet are still striving to do their best in school and be outstanding citizens. The program has grown from 34 participants and a one-day event in its first year to now serving hundreds over the course of two days. More than 200 Bradford County elementary students participated last year. That growth or the events existence wouldnt be possible without the support of a caring community. Starke Police Department Maj. Barry Warren said without the kindness shown by businesses and individuals, this program would not be such a valuable asset to this community. As he witnessed last years event, Starke Police Chief Jeff Johnson said, You see how much this community loves the people in it. They invest in this community. They invest in the kids. The deadline for donations is Friday, Dec. 8. Checks should be made payable to: Starke Police Department Shop With a Cop. Donations can be mailed to: Starke Police Department, Attn: Maj. Barry Warren, 830 Edwards Road, Starke, FL 32091. Warren is also available to pick up donations. You may contact him at 352-494-3326 (cell), 904-964-5400 (Starke Police Department) or 904368-1384 (office). He may also be contacted via email at If youd like to experience what the event is all about, visit YouTube and search for Starke Shop With a Cop. Help spread Christmas joy, support Starkes annual Shop With a Cop Continued from 2B


James Fink Sr. James Fink Sr. RAIFORD James Judson Judd Fink Sr., 80, of Raiford, peacefully passed away on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, while surrounded by his loving family. Judd was born in Long Island, NY to the late Arthur and Evelyn Fink. In 1956, James Judd Fink Sr. joined the United States Navy, where he proudly served his country for the following six years. Later, Judd became a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He enjoyed playing the guitar. Judd also enjoyed sitting around a fire with his friends and family. He worked as an electrician, retiring from the Lake City VA. Judd shared his skills and knowledge of electrical work and refrigerator repair with families who were in need. He was a giving man, who was easy to love. Judd is preceded in death by: his brother, Artie Fink; and sister, June Richards. He leaves behind his beloved family to cherish his memory. James Judson Judd Fink Sr. is survived by: three sons, James J. (Sheila) Fink Jr., Raymond A. Fink, and John A. Fink; two daughters, Dorothy Burch and Barbara (Michael) OBrien. He is survived by: 13 grandchildren; and 24 greatgrandchildren, who adoringly called him Poppa Juddy. Judd was loved by many and will be missed. Funeral services were held in his honor on Nov. 27 at Archer Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386)496-2008. PAID OBITUARY John Hoyt SATSUMA John Thomas Hoyt, 71, of Satsuma went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at his home following an extended illness. John was born and raised in Hollister. He was in the U.S. Army and served in Korea and Vietnam. He loved gospel and bluegrass music and worshiping with his many friends at Welaka Baptist Church where he was a member. John was preceded in death by: his parents, John and Ruth Hoyt; and daughter, Vicki Hoyt. Surviving are: his wife, Jean of Satsuma; two sons, Michael Hoyt of San Antonio, TX, Alan Hoyt of St. Augustine; daughter, Laura Hoyt of San Antonio; five brothers, Woodie Hoyt of Daytona Beach, Bill (Ginny) Hoyt of Interlachen, Daniel (April) Hoyt of Interlachen, Donald Hoyt of Satsuma, and Henry (Becky) Hoyt of Hollister; four sisters, Betty Sineath of Starks, Nita (Rick) Dillbeck of Hernando, Kathy Hoyt of Interlachen, Joyce (Dan) Petrucelli of Bradenton; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial will be at a later date in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX. PAID OBITUARY Charles Johns Charles Johns KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Charles Charlie E. Johns, 69, of Keystone Heights went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Charlie was born in Jacksonville on Sept. 27, 1948 to the late Luther Jacob Johns and Louise Padgett Johns. Charlie was raised in and around the Starke area and attended Bradford County public schools. After high school, he worked as a sub-contractor for several floor covering companies in the Jacksonville area for approximately 35 years. Prior to his retirement in 2009, he worked for six years with the Department of Corrections as a Vocational Instructor. In his teen and earlier years, Charlie played the drums as a member in various local bands and was an avid Gator fan. In addition to singing and playing music, he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. Charlie was preceded in death by: his parents; his daughter, Pamela Criss; his brother, Jefferson Jacob Junior Johns; and sister, Joyce Tetstone. Charlie is survived by: his wife of 25 years, Caprice Johns of Keystone Heights; sons, Timothy Bo Johns of Starke, Daniel Johns of Jacksonville, and Cory (Amanda) Johns of Lake Butler; daughter, Michelle Jones of Texas; brothers, Earnest Johns, Wayne (Tammy) Johns, Lester (Diane) Johns, and Eugene (Barbara) Johns all of Starke; sisters, Alma Wynn and Betty Johns, both of Starke; 12 grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. A Celebration of Charlies life was held on Nov. 29 at the Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Pastor Joy Thornton officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Visit to sign the familys guest book. 904964-5757. PAID OBITUARY Joyce Kilby STARKEJoyce Ann Kilby, 78, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 in a Gainesville care center. Mrs. Kilby was born in Jacksonville and has lived in the Starke area for many years. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Ronnie E. Kilby, Sr.; son, Ronnie E. Kilby, Jr.; and her sister, Elaine White. Survivors include: four children, David Kilby, John (Kim) Kilby, Dink (Cyndi) Kilby and Belinda Goetzman; two brothers, John (Elaine) Campbell; 15 grandchildren; 27 greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Funeral services were held on Nov. 29 in the chapel of Peeples Family Funeral Homes, Jacksonville. Burial followed in Jacksonville Memory Gardens. PAID OBITUARY William Marchant LAKE CITYWilliam H. Bill Marchant, 83, of Lake City, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at his home with family. He was born in Cottondale to the late Andrew and Margaret Morgan Marchant. Mr. Marchant was raised in Valdosta, GA and attended Valdosta High School, graduated from Ware County High School in Waycross, GA, and played baseball and football at both schools. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a LHP pitcher for the USAF baseball team. Mr. Marchant was a longtime resident of Lake City and had previously lived in Jasper and Starke. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, coaching softball and baseball for his children and spending time with his family. Mr. Marchant was preceded in death by: his brother, James Marchant; and one son, Asher G. Jerry Sullivan, Jr. Survivors include: his wife, Loretta Law Sullivan Marchant, Lake City; two daughters, Tara (Michael) Krieghauser, Lake City and Mona Pooser, Gainesville; two sons, Bret (Jan) Marchant, Apache Junction, AZ and Ricky Sullivan, Gainesville; one sister, Hazel (Billy) Overholser, Palatka; 15 grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Nov. 26 at Christ Central with Pastor Lonnie Johns, officiating. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Lake City 386752-1954. Please leave words of comfort for the family at www. PAID OBITUARY Leslie Moss HAMPTON Leslie Les Moss, age 75, of Hampton died on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. He was born in Starke on Oct. 31, 1942 to the late William Moss and Thelma Starling Moss. He graduated from Bradford High School and shortly after graduation, he joined the United States Air Force where he served in the Vietnam and Korean Wars. After retirement he relocated to Hampton. He was preceded in death by: his father; and his wife of 56 years, Sandy Ann Moss. He is survived by: children, Cindy (Casey) Welch of Edmond, OK and David Moss of Hampton; mother, Thelma Moss of Starke; brothers, James, Charles, Carlos, Lynn, Eddie, and Ronnie Moss; sister, Elaine Moss; and two grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 10:00 am at Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Pastor Kavin Paul officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 2:00 pm with full military honors. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Judy Roberts Judy Roberts BROOKER Judy Kelley Roberts, 76, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 surrounded by her family, following a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. Judy was a native of Brooker and was a peninsula resident since 1964. Formerly the manager of the Department of Anesthesia, she worked at Mary Immaculate Hospital for 32 years and retired in 2003. She was also active in her community and a member of Grafton Kiwanis Club. She will be remembered for her strength, courage, kindness, and love. Judy was preceded in death by: her parents, Joseph Wesley Kelley and Muriel Lee Sapp Kelley. She is survived by: her husband of 25 years, Lee Roberts; a daughter, Laura Williams of Crawfordville; a son, Brian Eric Williams of Crestview; a granddaughter, Rachel Ann Williams of Crestview. She also is survived by: her brothers, Wesley Kelley of Brooker, Willard (Charlene) Kelley of Lake City, and Randy Kelley of Brooker. The family would like to thank and recognize their extended family members, LeRoy and Martha Roberts, Robert and Machelle Roberts, Kevin and Tina Roberts, and all their children for their support and care through this very difficult time. A graveside service will be held at Dedan Cemetery on Friday, Dec. 1 at 2 pm. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386)496-2008. PAID OBITUARY James Temes LAKE BUTLERJames Dennis Temes, 74, resident of Lake Butler, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 in the E. T. York Care Center, following a long illness. Mr. Temes was born in Columbia, TN on Aug. 25, 1943 to the late G. W. and Alberta Temes. He grew up in Gainesville, attended Gainesville High School and then began a lengthy career as the owner/ operator of Temes Towing. His favorite hobby was drag racing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Temes in 2008; and by his son, Shaun in 2012; and a granddaughter, Heather White in 2013. He is survived by: his son, Mark (Robin) Temes, of Graham; grandchildren, Shaun Temes, Jr. and Jennifer Markham and Kevin, Levi, Cole and Brandy Temes. He was blessed with 12 great-grandchildren Services were held Nov. 28 in the Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Downtown, 404 North Main Street, Gainesville. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Please visit his memorial page at: www. For further information WilliamsThomas Downtown (352) 376-7556 PAID OBITUARY Theron Webb GRAHAM Theron A. Webb, 95, of Graham died on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. He was born in Suwannee County on Feb. 4, 1922 to the late Edgar Wyatt Webb and Callie Green Webb. He served in the Army during World War II. He worked a variety of jobs including, metal finisher for 30 years, before retiring. He was preceded in death by: his parents; his first wife, Victoria Webb; brothers, Theo and Ernest Webb; sisters, Lula Ford and Juanita Casey; son-in-law, Ed Sindelar; and grandson, Autrey Gravel. He is survived by: his wife of 30 years, Marie Harrison Webb of Graham; his children, Mary (Wendell) Ford of Orange Heights, Tom (Marsha) Webb of Katy, TX, and Betty Sindelar of Round Lake, IL; 14 grandchildren along with many great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 3:00 pm at Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Tom Webb and Wendell Ford officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:00 3:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Haven Hospice, St. Judes Childrens Hospital, the Cancer Society, or your favorite charity. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. 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Bradford Nestor Obec Aburto-Garcia, 31, of Gainesville was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. Bond was set at $2,500. Russell Hamilton Akins, 37, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for misdemeanor probation violation. No bond was allowed. Jerry Lee Allen, 45, of Starke was arrested Nov. 25 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for felony probation violation. No bond was allowed. Kasey Randall Brooks, 20, of Hampton was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Brian Sean Copeland, 43, of Starke was arrested Nov. 23 by Starke Police for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated batterycause bodily harm or disability, and kidnap false imprisonment of an adult (see Telegraph A-section for more). Bond was set at $400,000. Brittney Lynn Cowley-Johns, 31, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. No bond was allowed. Tyrone Terrance Davis, 39, of Gainesville was arrested Nov. 21 by the Florida Highway Patrol for driving while license suspended or revokedhabitual offender. Bond was set at $10,000. John Marcus Erwin, 41, of Lawtey was arrested Nov. 21 by Starke Police on an out-ofcounty warrant from Alachua for probation violation on original charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. No bond was allowed. Martin-Law L. Frederiksen, 42, of Adrian, Georgia, was arrested Nov. 22 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant from Hillsborough. Bond was set at $5,000. Moises Jesus GonzalezRamirez, 35, of Jacksonville was arrested Nov. 22 by Lawtey Police during a traffic stop for operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license. Bond was set at $1,500. Edward Allen Grover, 50, of Starke was arrested Nov. 26 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked second offense. Bond was set at $5,000. Roshedia Larose Howard, 33, of Jacksonville was arrested Nov. 24 by Lawtey Police during a traffic stop on an out-of-county warrant from Duval. Bond was set at $5,003. Conscious Samaria Jabree Jackson, 44, of Jacksonville was arrested Nov. 20 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. Linda Hudnall Johns, 51, of Starke was arrested Nov. 25 by Starke Police for battery. According to the arrest report Johns and her boyfriend had been drinking all day when she became upset and struck him in the face. Law enforcement was called. Johns was arrested and transported to jail. Bond was set at $5,000. Anna Michelle Laux, 42, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 23 by the Florida Highway Patrol during a traffic stop for driving under the influencewith property damage or personal injury. Ricky Bruce McLoughlin, 49, was arrested Nov. 22 by the Florida Highway Patrol during a traffic stop for driving under the influence. Joshua Bruce Norris, 28, of Lawtey was arrested Nov. 24 by the Florida Highway Patrol during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revokedsubsequent offense. Bond was set at $500. Taylor Cheyenne Perry, 23, of Raiford was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. Ceddrick Lanard Pittman, 27, of Starke was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop on an out-of-county warrant from Duval for grand theft and battery. Bond was set at $40,006. Charles Leroy Rhoden, 38, of Starke was arrested Nov. 22 by Bradford deputies on an outof-county warrant for battery domestic violence. No bond was allowed. Charles Justin Vickory, 35, of Hampton was arrested Nov. 22 by Starke Police during a traffic stop for possession of cocaine and on two warrants for felony probation violation. No bond was allowed for the probation violation charges, while bond was set at $15,000 for the possession charge. Catherine Louise Waters, 56, of Starke was arrested Nov. 24 by Starke Police for larcenypetit theft, dealing in stolen property and fraudfalse ownership information to pawn items less than $300. According to the arrest report, Waters, who was staying at Bradford Campgrounds off U.S. 301 North in Starke, took a weed eater from another camper and pawned it at Lending Bear Pawn for $7. The victim saw Waters putting a weed eater in her car and followed her to the pawnshop, leading to her arrest. The victim also had a blower, fishing pole and tackle box stolen, but Waters didnt admit to stealing them (those items havent be recovered). Bond was set at $60,000. Keystone/Melrose Matthew Brian Kirk, 30, of Keystone Heights was arrested Nov. 20 by Clay deputies for possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver. Desiree Jeanette Peacock, 48, of Keystone Heights was arrested Nov. 22 by Clay deputies for an out-of-county warrant. Union James Andrew Vaughn, 29, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 23 by Union deputies for felony batterybodily harm or disability, and child neglect without great harm. According to the arrest report, Vaughn and his girlfriend live together as a family and have two children together. They were arguing during the day of the incident when she went into the kitchen holding their 2-month-old son to get him a bottle before leaving the house. Vaughn followed her and knocked a jug of water out of her hand before pushing her down when she tried to go by him. The victim fell with the infant in her arms. Her head hit a cabinet, causing an 8-inch gash that eventually required 15 staples to close. When the victim stood up, Vaughn grabbed the infant and went into a bedroom to put him down. He then returned and pushed the bleeding victim again, causing her to fall against a wall and strike her back. He then noticed the victim was bleeding from her head and told her to get in the car. He took her to North Florida Regional for treatment. Vaughn left her there and went to his brothers home for several hours before he was contacted by deputies and eventually arrested and transported to jail. Tarus Woodall, 42, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 25 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Woodall went to a residence where his ex-girlfriend was staying and yelled at her to give him a phone he had purchased for her. The victim refused to do so and shut the door without locking it. Woodall entered the residence, grabbed the victim and forcibly took the phone from her. On his way out of the house, he also knocked over an antique clock tower before leaving in his vehicle. Law enforcement was called. Woodall was located, questioned, arrested and transported to jail. Christie Anne Walker, 34, of Worthington Springs and Megan Dawn Harris, 27, of Lake Butler were arrested Nov. 20 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest reports, Walker went to Harris residence to talk about a dispute between their children. According to Harris, a fight between the two ensued, with Walker hitting her in the face. According to Walker, the fight started after Harris lunged at her and swung her fist at her. Harris mother eventually came out and broke up the fight. Law enforcement was called. Due to the conflicting accounts from Walker and Harris, and with no other witness, both were arrested and charged with battery. Jamie Hezlitt Prusinski, 35, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 22 by Union deputies on two out-ofcounty warrants from Charlotte, both for sale or delivery of controlled substance/possession of controlled substance/ possession of paraphernalia. Bond was set at $34,000. Lorie Marie Mullins, 44, of Luverne, Alabama, was arrested Nov. 25 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Mullins and her sister from Georgia were in Lake Butler to visit their mother for Thanksgiving. An argument between Mullins and her sister started when she attempted to take her child from her sisters arms. The sister, who has adopted one of Mullins children and has custody of the one she was holding, refused to hand him over. Mullins grabbed her sister by the hair and tried to pull her to the ground, scratching her arm as the two struggled. Eventually, the sister gained control of Mullins, dragged her out of the residence and locked her out. Law enforcement was called. Mullins was arrested and transported to jail. Christopher Joseph Gordon, 35, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 20 by Union deputies for driving while license suspended or revokedhabitual offender, possession of new legend drugs without a prescription and possession of narcotic equipment. According to the arrest report, Gordon was spotted driving to S&S in Worthington Springs by a deputy who knew he didnt have a valid license. A search of Gordon during his arrest revealed the drugs and narcotic equipment on him and in his vehicle. John T. Hamill, 55, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 21 by Union deputies for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, a deputy responded to a call from Shadd Trucking about an intoxicated man on the property. An employee of the trucking firm found Hamill intoxicated and laying under a truck in a field behind the business. The employee advised Hamill to leave the property, but Hamill struggled to get out from under the truck and to walk. Law enforcement was called. Hamill was arrested to prevent injury to himself or others. Henry J.J. Jackson, 29, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 20 by Union deputies on a warrant for child neglectcause great harm and possession of drugs controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuananot more than 20 grams and possession of narcotic equipment. According to the arrest report, deputies went to the residence of Jacksons girlfriend near Providence to locate him due to the felony warrant for child neglect. When Jackson was eventually arrested outside of the residence, a search of the master bedroom revealed marijuana, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. The girlfriend stated the drugs were Jacksons and that she assumed he sells them. According to the offense report for the child neglect warrant, Jackson picked up his 9-year-old son in July from the mother to stay with him and his girlfriend, along with her young son. The two children told to go to sleep after playing a while, but they were jumping on the bed when Jackson entered the room. Jacksons son stated that Jackson then started to choke him and hit him with his hand and then with a belt. The victim told his mother who discovered bruising on the childs back, buttocks and pelvis area when he was returned the next day that the girlfriend entered the room during the incident and stopped Jacksons attack. Bond was set at $50,000 for the child neglect charge. Gas piping 10% off with this admust have ad to receive discount Winter HoursMon 9-5 Wed 9-5 Fri 9-5 Advertising Works!! t ARRESTS t


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For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005 Motor Vehicles $CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352771-6191. Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE Af rent. 113 E. Call St. Call Jerry at 904-364-8395 Homes For Sale 3BR/2BA HOME. Includ ed office separate from house. With 2 car garage. 1005 Palm St. Starke, Fl. House newly renovated, new windows, roof, car pet, vinyl flooring, tiled bath, new appliances. City gas. Double size lot borhood, near school. Move in ready. $177,000. Call 904-364-9022 for appointment to see home. For Rent RENTALS various mobile homes on lots and acre age in the Keystone Heights, Melrose and Hawthorne areas. Refer ences required. Call Jim at 352-317-5880. WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-468-1323 NEWLY RENOVATED mo bile homes. 3 BR/ 2 BA DW and 2 BR/ 2 BA. (One) 16x80 2 BR/2 BA. Lake Butler. 1-678-4386828 OFFICE SPACE for rent. tion area, kitchen, handi cap accessible. Fenced area for vehicle secu rity. $1400/mo. Lease required. Please call 904364-9022. STARKE 3BR/2BA MH. CH/A, wall-to-wall carpet, eat-in kitchen w/double oven. Lawn care pro vided, large lot across from Country Club, off 230. Service pets only. Non-smoker. References. $900/mo, $900/deposit. Call and leave message if no answer. Immediate oc cupancy. 904-662-3735 or 904-263-7844 2BR/1BA CH/A, available 11/24, Keystone. Lake view with access. $800/ mo. All maintenance and lawn care included. You may qualify for special discounts, call for de tails. 352-478-8321 or 904-613-5715 SINGLE RETIRED LADY looking for female room mate. Bedroom w/pri vate bath. Kitchen privi leges. $350/mo. $50/ deposit. 386-496-1062 or 904-263-0366 2BR/1BA SWMH. 1 mile South of Starke newly re modeled. Front and back porches. Service animals only. $500/mo. plus de posit. 352-468-2674 STARKE 3BR/2BA DWMH, CH/A, new large eat-in kitchen. Near SR 16 & 301. Non-smoker, ser vice animals only. Lawn care available. $800/ mo. $800/deposit. 904-662-3735-leave message or 904-263-7844 Pets FREE KITTENS 3 months old, spayed and neutered to a good home. 2 adult cats spayed and neutered to a good home. Call 352468-3720 Yard Sales CHERYL, JEANA AND AN day-Friday 8am-? Follow between Purple Gator and Second Hand Trea sures. BIG MULTI-FAMILY yard sale. Saturday 8am1pm. Clothes, toys, home goods. 505 Bridges St. across from Wainwright Park. YARD SALE; clothes in cluding 3x-5x sizes. Household, kitchen and Christmas items. Satur day 9-2. 385 Alton Road, Starke YARD SALE; Saturday 9am? Lawtey, 216th St. look for sign. YARD SALE; Thurs., Fri., and Saturday 9am-4pm. Undercover, too much to list. 1303 W Pratt Street. Lake Butler Yard Sales MULTI-FAMILY yard sale. Friday and Saturday 9am-? Home & Christ mas decor, household items, clothes and free stuff. 25616 NW CR 239, Alachua. SERVICE PLUMBER NEEDED & New Con struction Plumber need ed. 352-485-2181. EXPERIENCED APART MENT CLEANER as needed. Apply at The Heritage Villas Apart Court, Starke Fl 32091. PART TIME, experienced maintenance person needed for apartment complex. Apply in person Mon., Tues., & Wed. Heri tage Villas, 607 Bradford Ct., Starke. TRAVEL AGENT NEEDED! No experience necessary. On-site training. Full-time with benefits. 360-500/ weekly plus commis sions. Call Lee 229-5467676 RETAIL SALES/CASHIER & Warehouse position available, apply at Gator II Farm Supply. South of Starke on Hwy 301. HS Diploma required. PART-TIME teachers aide needed for private school. Call 904-964-6100 for ap plication information. DRIVERS, CDL-A: Home every weekend! Dedicat ed Southeast! Walk away lease, no money down. Drivers average $1500/ wk. 855-971-8525. SECRETARIAL HELP need ed. Good with computers and must be drug free. 904-964-8596 WAREHOUSE Associate The City of Starke is seek ing a capable Warehouse Associate to support our warehouse operations. The successful candidate will receive, input, sort, deliver, load and unload products and perform var ious warehouse activities. Candidate must have the ability to operate forklift, hand truck, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment. This posi tion requires considerable physical agility and the ability to lift or move heavy products and climb stairs or ladders daily. Starting salary range $12 $16 hourly DOQ. Applications may be received at Career Source or resumes sent to by December 22, 2017 HELP WANTED UNION COUNTY POSITION: Director, Union County Emergency Medical Services JOB DUTIES/DESCRIP TION: As the UCEMS Director he/she must oversee and manage an advanced life sup port (ALS) EMS Service that treats a population of over 15,500 citizens, utilizes 4 ALS equipped ambulances, and em on a 24 hour basis. He/ She will be responsible and accountable for a 1.8 million dollar budget, patient billing, in-house ment, state records orga nization, medical direction updates, progressive ALS and BLS training, em ployee scheduling, with emphasis on supervisory oversight on all admin istrative and operational details pertaining to all pre-hospital care of pa tients both non-emergent and emergent. QUALIFICATIONS: Mini all EMS operations to include: Staff scheduling, budget preparation, EMS supervisory skills, Flori da Administration Code 64J, Incident Command Structure (ICS), National Incident Management System, Health Informa tion Portability and Ac countability Act (HIPAA), grant writing skills, and strong communication skills. Applications must be submitted to the Union County Board of County Commissioners. The of 1st Street, Lake Butler, Florida 32054. Union County is an Equal Op portunity Employer and Veteran Preference. 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90 DAYS SAME AS CASH FINANCINGWe Will Beat All Competitor Pricing SHEET VINYL AS LOW AS $.59 CARPET AS LOW AS $.69 SF VINYL PLANK AS LOW AS $.89 SF WOOD LOOK TILE AS LOW AS $1.29 SF 25% OFF ALL CARPET & VINYL REMENTSFloor & Home Over 40 years of SALES ~ SERVICE ~ INSTALLATION the Vikings led 25-0. The Tornadoes had gained only 15 yards at this point and continued to struggle on the ensuring series. Chris Cummings was dropped for a 1-yard loss on a reverse on the drives first play before Kee intercepted a tipped pass to give the Vikings the ball at the Bradford 29. This time, Raynell Killian did the bulk of the short work for Raines, which scored on four plays. Killian had a 12-yard run, followed by runs of 9 and 2 yards, resulting in first-andgoal at the 6. After a penalty on Bradford, Killian found the end zone from 3 yards out. Sanders PAT made the score 32-0 at the 8:47 mark of the second quarter. Bradfords offense showed some life on the next series despite beginning the drive at its own 1-yard due to a miscue on the kickoff return. A personalfoul facemask penalty moved the Tornadoes to the 16. Zion Barber then completed a 45-yard pass to Cummings, giving Bradford a first down at the Raines 39. Bradford gained another first down when Barber drew the defense offsides on a third-andinches play. A personal-foul penalty had the Tornadoes later facing third-and-24. Barber completed a 15-yard pass to Cummings before his own run came up 3 yards short on fourth down. Raines added two scores in the final 2:34 of the half, both of which came on one-play possessions. Marshall scored on a run of 39 yards before adding another touchdown on a 1-yard run, which was set up by a long punt return by Webb. Sanders added the extra-point after both scores for a 46-0 lead, which meant the second half was played with a running clock. Marshall finished the night with 162 yards rushing on 11 carries, while adding an additional 31 yards on three receptions. Raines failed to field the second-half kickoff, which was recovered by Bradfords Travis Lee at the Raines 29-yard line. Jeremiah Vaughn picked up a first down on a 12-yard run, while Tally Chandlers 7-yard moved the Tornadoes to the 10. On fourth-and-1 from the 8, Vaughn lined up to take the snap, handing the ball off to Davis, who rolled out and threw a touchdown pass to Barber. Barbers PAT made the score 46-7. The Vikings answered by scoring on only one play again. This time, it was Durham hitting Webb with a deep pass over the middle for a 55-yard touchdown. Sanders added the PAT for a 53-7 lead. Bradford put the games final score on the board with an 80yard drive. Barber had a 30-yard run, resulting in a first down at the 50. The Tornadoes were later flagged for pass interference, which backed them up to their own 36. On fourth-and-24, Vaughn caught a screen pass over the middle, broke toward the sideline and scampered for a 64-yard touchdown. Bradford unsuccessfully went for two. The Tornadoes finished with just 102 yards rushing, led by Barbers 73 yards on nine carries. Cummings caught three of the teams six pass completions, resulting in a total of 60 yards. Vaughns 64-yard score was his only reception. Overall, Bradford finished with 138 passing yards. In the post-game huddle, Tomlinson told his team, Guys, 10-2 is nothing to be upset about. You just played a very good team in the state semifinals. Not many people can say that. Im proud of you. Im extremely proud of you. He also thanked the seniors for playing building the foundation for future success. Seniors, you all laid the groundwork, Tomlinson said in the post-game huddle. I am going to be forever thankful for that. I love each and every one of you. Vaughn, a junior, thanked the seniors as well for the leadership they provided for him and the rest of the underclassmen. He then challenged the players who will return to join him in working hard in preparation for next season. I do not like losing, Vaughn said. I love to win, so lets get it done next year. Walkers, runners of all ages help support BMS band second during the competitive division at the Bradford photos by Cliff Smelley. Schaefer walks with his wife, Melissa, and their son, Henry. School board member Cheryl Canova (left) and part to support the BMS band. family bragging rights or simply having fun in helping a good cause? SEMIS Continued from 1B