BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Bradford County Commissioner candidate Tom Germano serenaded around 50 supporters during his campaign kick-off event at Melroses Mossman Hall, Friday, March 16. According to his campaign material, the 59-yer-old Republican retired from Standard Register, where he worked primarily with health care companies to improve their processes of patient documentation. In his song, Germano highlighted two of the biggest issues of his upcoming campaign: the proposed Toms High on the Hog Barbecue RV park and a proposed phosphate mine in Bradford and Union Counties, along New River. In his ballad, Germano painted a picture of what Santa Fe Lake and New River might be if those proposals come to fruition. When I was a child my family would travel, Down to Bradford County and the Santa Fe shore, And theres a black-water swamp thats often remembered, So many times that my memories are worn, involved in politics when Toms High on the Hog Barbecue proposed building a 400-unit RV park next to his property. Vincent Esson, who headed the project for the restaurant, pitched the park as an economic driver to Keystone Heights and Melrose a source for both jobs and tourism dollars. Bradford County Commissioners approved the project. RV Park opponents with Floridas First District Court of Appeal, seeking a new hearing before The North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce awarded its Businessperson of the Year Award to Esson for overcoming Germanos and others opposition to the project. And daddy wont take me back to Bradford County, Down by the Sante Fe Swamp where Paradise lay, Well, Im sorry my son, but they took it like thieves, And all that Esson left was 400 RVs Germano told his supporters USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, March 22, 2018 44 th Year 46 th Issue 75 CENTS February rainfall below average Lake Brooklyn up by more than a half-foot The water level on Lake Brooklyn near Keystone Heights increased by 0.6 feet during February, ending the month above its long-term average. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor February rainfall was well below normal throughout the St. Johns River Water Management District, according to Christine Mundy, who gave the districts governing board her monthly hydrological report on March 13. Mundy, the districts bureau chief of water resource information, said the 18-county area received less than half its normal amount of rainfall during February, Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, Seminole and Orange counties, which all received less than one-half inch of rain. The average February rainfall for the district is 2.94 inches. Baker County had the most rainfall in February with 1.6 inches. The 12-month cumulative rainfall totals remained above the average of 51.01 inches, with central Putnam County exceeding 70 inches and southeastern Clay topping 60. However, as a result of few months in Orange and Seminole counties, Mundy said, the 12-month total in that area is now level with the long-term average. Mundy said the water level on Lake Brooklyn near Keystone Heights increased by 0.6 feet during February, ending the month above its long-term average. But Lake Weir, south of Ocala remained level in February and Lake Winnemissett, in DeLand decreased by 0.1 feet. Lake Apopka and Blue Cypress Lake in Indian River County also dropped during the month. Mundy also said levels in the Upper Aquifer remained in the high or normal range, particularly in the northern and inland counties. However, in the southern and coastal areas of the district, well water levels are dropping. Mundy said surface water St. Johns River upper basin but dropped into the low or very Deputies: National Guard Sgt. sexually assaulted 11-year old boy BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Clay County deputies arrested a National Guard sergeant at Camp Blanding on Wednesday, March 14 after an 11-year-old boy told law enforcement According to court papers, James Edward Bowman, 28, was arrested for three counts of sexual battery on a victim under 12 years of age. Two victims, one eight and the other 11, both described two encounters Bowman had with the older child. Although the 8-year-old is described as a victim in the reports, court papers sent by interactions with the younger child. The 11-year-old told DCF workers and detectives that on Presidents Day, 2018, the victim accompanied Bowman and his family on a camping trip to Camp Blanding and that during the trip the defendant penetrated him without a condom. The following month, the victim said that while taking a shower in the defendants home, he noticed that Bowman was watching him. He added that the defendant then walked over to him, grabbed him by the hips, and sexually touched him. When Clay County Sheriffs Detective Marvin Page and a DCF worker interviewed Bowman at Camp Blanding, the defendant refused to answer questions. In other Clay County arrests within the Lake Region: Gary Edward Boyd, 37, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 14 Bowman See CRIME, 2B Keystone man serving time, arrested for burglary BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Daniel James Drake, 48, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 13 by Bradford deputies for fraud and burglary. According to an arrest report, Bradford deputies investigated a January 2016 daytime burglary on Southeast C.R. 21B. Deputies noted that the front door of the home had been kicked in, and a window was broken as if someone had tried to gain entry through the window. Deputies also collected a blood sample from the scene that appeared to have been left by the burglar. In June of that same year, the victim spotted some of the stolen items at a local pawn shop. Detective Hannah Hass traced the items to the defendant and discovered he was incarcerated in the Bradford county Jail for unrelated charges. When interviewing the defendant, Drake claimed he acquired the jewelry by trading knives out of his car at the Waldo Flea Market. Hass also sent the blood sample to an FDLE lab, which indicated the DNA in the sample matched Drake is currently serving one-year sentences in Florida State Prisons West Unit for Bradford and Clay county charges for possession of cocaine, aggravated assault and criminal mischief sentences from Collier County for possession of a controlled substance, aggravated assault, grand release date is April 6, 2022. Chadwick awarded conservationist of the year Laura Berkelman (left), president of the Santa Fe Audubon Society, presents the organizations Conservationist of the Year Award to Karen Chadwick. Chadwicks passion is the restoration of the Ocklawaha River. BY ATHIE SANDERS Special to the Monitor Santa Fe Audubon honored its Conservationist of the Year, featured notable members photography and carried out during the organizations annual meeting and potluck dinner at the Melrose Trinity Episcopal Parrish Hall on March 13. Attorney Tim Keyser, President of the Putnam County Environmental Council, introduced Conservationist of the Year award winner Karen Chadwick. Not only is Karen an award winner tonight, but I want all of you to know she is Captain Karen Chadwick, a boat captain, that is also something to be proud of, said Keyser. Restoration of the Ocklawaha Laura Berkelman, Santa Fe Audubon President, asked Chadwick to spend 10 to 15 minutes sharing her work. Chadwick presented a power point featuring her passion: preservation of the Ocklawaha River through the abolishment of Rodman Dam. She displayed pictures of the 89-foot-long Hiawatha, the largest and last of the Ocklawaha River Steamers built in 1904, transporting vacationing passengers from Palatka to Silver Springs to enjoy the beauty of the river. Other photographs led the audience to reminisce about their own childhood leisure activities along the river and at the springs. Then Chadwick showed photographs of the areas dam. This is the Ocklawaha River. Right here. Its still there, just waiting to be reclaimed, said Chadwick. Chadwick said she has worked to assist with decades-long battles to reclaim the Ocklawaha River. She showed pictures of the draw down which exposed the This isnt from Irma or anything like that. Its just what the dam does, she said. At the end of her presentation Chadwick answered questions and provided reference materials. She handed out addressed postcards encouraging appropriation of funding and permitting needed to complete the restoration of the river to be sent to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Annual report Berkelman then presented the organizations annual report. She reported that the treasury was in the black, and that projects were successful and meaningful. She also recognized volunteers and announced a partnership with Vulcan Materials, Grandin and the Melrose Library. To me we have had a great year, said Berkelman. Photographs We are doing something new this year. I have collaged nature or nature related photographs from 10 members and we are going to showcase them, said Berkelman. A power point presentation shared a collection of the artists work as the audience chimed in picture. Field trip See RAIN, 4B Singing candidate kicks off campaign Bradford County Commission candidate Tom Germano performs his song before supporters at a March 16 campaign kickoff in Melrose. See CANDIDATE, 3B Berkelman revealed upcoming State Park March 24. Park Services Specialists Amber Roux will lead program, focusing on efforts to restore this park to its natural state. Those interested may meet at 8 a.m. at Melrose Heritage Park to carpool or at 8:50 at park headquarters: 100 Savannah Blvd., Micanopy. Call Lynne Peterson at -805-706-0301 for additional information. members The evening ended with Berkelman: President, Anne Pierce: Vice President, Gloria Carlock: Secretary and directors Joyce King, Joy Segall, Lynne Peterson, Diane Sargent and Gina Hopen. Kiwanis to host sunrise service April 1 Brandon Denmark, Associ ate Pastor for Discipleship at Trinity Baptist Church will bring the message with music provided by Friendship Baptist Church. The service begins at 6:30. Denmark
2B Lake Region Monitor Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Clay deputies for selling methamphetamine. Alysha Jay Kapp, 27, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 15 for grand theft. According to an arrest report, the victim told deputies that in January, she showed some of her jewelry to the defendant so that the defendant might repair it. Soon after the inspection, the victim discovered a necklace and pendant missing. The victim said she found the missing jewelry at a Gainesville pawn shop. Deputies traced the pawn transaction to the defendants boyfriend of 10 years. Police: man leased Xbox, then pawned it Bradford County BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Howard Jermaine Jonas, 29, of Starke was arrested March 15 by Starke police for fraud and by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine and selling cocaine. According to a Starke police report, Sergeant Paul King responded to a May 8, 2017 complaint from Rent-ACenter that the defendant failed to return a leased television, soundbar and Xbox. Store personnel told King that Jonas was 33 days past due, and that they visited his home, left phone messages and sent the property. I conducted a checkand found that the suspect pawned an Xbox belonging to Rent-ACenter on 05-11-17 for $50, King wrote in the report. The television and soundbar was valued at $2,509.20. Crash victim runs from lawman Bradford County BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Michael Joseph Meng, 35, of Hampton was arrested by Bradford deputies for leaving the scene of a crash with property without violence. According to an arrest report, Deputy Dalton Sumner was responding to a single-vehicle, Highway 301 near Lazenby Equipment Sales when he made contact with the defendant. Michael was very disoriented, Sumner wrote. I instructed Michael to have a seat in the rear of my patrol vehicle until medical personnel arrived. Instead, the defendant ran away, north along the road. Sumner caught the man after a short foot pursuit. Meng refused medical treatment. In other Bradford County arrests: Cody Kent Barnett, 21, of Starke was arrested March 18 by Starke police for a probation violation. Lake Butler was arrested March 19 by Bradford deputies for battery. Dontavius Breon Hampton, 25, of Jasper was arrested March 16 by Bradford deputies for driving with a revoked or suspended license. Mikari Deon Harrison, 21, of Wildwood was arrested March 19 by Bradford deputies for larceny. Earl Johnson, 25, of Lawtey was arrested March 19 by Bradford deputies for a probation violation. Raymond Leon Jordan, 20, of Tampa was arrested March 15 by Lawtey police for possession of drug equipment, possession of marijuana and distributing marijuana. Antonio Antwan Lott, 25, of Starke was arrested March 18 by Starke police for larceny. David Gilbert Marchak, 26, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 18 by Bradford deputies for battery, false imprisonment, criminal mischief and obstructing justice. According to an arrest report by Deputy Dalton Sumner, the defendant pushed a Brooker woman to the ground, and held her against her will in her bedroom for two hours. The victim also said the defendant broke her mobile phone while she was trying to call law enforcement. Joshua Bruce Norris, 29, of Lawtey was arrested March 15 by Starke police for driving with a revoked or suspended license and possession of marijuana. Jessica Lynette Padelford, 29, of Lawtey was arrested March 14 by Bradford deputies for driving with a revoked or suspended license. Teyona Cierra Lashay Powell, 51, of Waycross, Georgia was arrested March 13 by Bradford deputies for an out-of-county warrant. Donnell Nathaniel Robinson, 45, of Starke was arrested March 18 by Starke police for disorderly intoxication. Michael Raymond Slone, 57, was arrested March 17 by Bradford deputies for being an out-of-state fugitive. Brandon A. Stanton, 28, of Starke was arrested March 15 by Bradford deputies for an out-ofcounty warrant. James Adarius Strong, 28, of Lawtey was arrested March 14 by Bradford deputies for an outof-county warrant. Leland Carlie Watson, 63, of Starke was arrested March 12 by Bradford deputies for DUI. Tonnie Lee Williams, 52, was arrested March 13 by Starke police for an out-of-county warrant. Deputies: Man during dispute Union County BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A Lake Butler man was arrested after witnesses said he after a man complained about the defendant leaving a vehicle in the victims yard. Antonio Woodrow Edwards, 24, was arrested for aggravated from a vehicle. Witnesses said they were not or in the air. Deputies found .25-caliber casings near the alleged incident. The victim told deputies he had been complaining to the defendant for four months about the defendant leaving his vehicle in the victims yard. The witnesses told deputies that they saw a silver sedan drive toward their direction, on Southwest S.R. 238, west of Lake Butler. They then heard someone yelling from the front, passenger seat of the vehicle and heard the words, come get it, just before several shots rang out. They added that the person in the front passenger seat had his arm extended out of the window when the gunshots occurred. Driver jumps in back seat to fool deputy Union County BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A Jacksonville man caught speeding on S.R. 121 south of Lake Butler jumped from the drivers seat to the back seat of his moving vehicle, in an attempt to fool the deputy that was pursuing them. Kristoff Lyndbergh Jones, 24, was arrested March 17 for driving with a revoked or suspended license, reckless driving, possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment and being a fugitive from justice. CRIME CRIME Continued from 1B See ARRESTS, 3B
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Miller Lake Region Monitor Christine Mundy: City kids love of nature started with TVs Wild Kingdom As a teenager growing up in the middle of Chicago, Christine Mundy was fascinated with the natural world as it was depicted in television shows like Wild Kingdom. Her love for and fascination with the complexity and beauty of the natural world inspired her pursuit of a degree in environmental science. Having grown up in a big city, where people are so disconnected from the natural world, I know how easy it is for people to destroy what they dont even know exists, explained Mundy. The natural world continues to amaze me, and I want to further our knowledge and appreciation of it. I also want to protect it. Early in her career, Mundys love of science and natural systems found her collecting water quality samples in 1989 when she began working with the St. Johns River Water Management District, her role focused on data information system expertise, Mundy transitioned in the both technical and managerial experience. Today, in her role as a bureau chief, she manages more than 70 staff who are responsible for the collection, quality assurance and lab analysis of the districts hydrologic, water quality and hydrogeological data as well as its well drilling program. In 2015, I was selected for my current position as data collection, so I had circled back to my professional roots, in a way, she said. While her career has shifted over time, one thing has remained constant: learning. Of learning new skills, learning new approaches to old problems, and learning how to push the boundaries of her capabilities, Mundy said, Lifelong learning has not only allowed me to advance, but it also keeps me interested in my work. Its a mantra that continues to guide her career. To young women considering a similar path, she recommends following personal interests to gain experience, sharing that, As you gain experience, you will probably learn that you have capabilities you didnt realize you had. Its data-driven science that fuels the districts work data which will also have immense value for future generations. The data we collect is not only valuable today; its a lasting resource that will help answer questions we havent even thought to ask. Our work today will serve the public and environment for generations to come. This story originally appeared on the the St. Johns River Water Management District website. According to an arrest report, Deputy James Jankowski was when he clocked a northbound KIA SUV at 60 mph in a 40-mph zone. Jankowski wrote that after he got behind the KIA and activated his lights, the driver refused to stop. While passing the Lake Butler Apartments, he wrote, the vehicle ran off onto the shoulder and kicked up some dirt and dust. The vehicle then drifted into the southbound lane, headed towards an oncoming vehicle. He added that the KIA quickly swerved back into its own lane and continued north. The driver then drove through and intersection, into a Circle K convenience store and up to a gas pump. In the drivers seat of the KIA was Paul Thornton. Paul appeared nervous and hesitant to answer my questions about his driving pattern, Jankowski wrote. Thornton admitted not having a valid license. The defendant was in the back seat. I asked Paul to exit the vehicle, the deputy wrote, and when he did, I could see in plain view, a green, leafy substance with a stem along with a plastic bag in the door handle pocket. Jankowski said the substance looked like marijuana and later tested positive. The deputy asked Thornton if the marijuana was his. The man replied that he does not smoke, since he is on probation for a prior DUI. Jankowski then asked Thornton if he was the only one driving that night. Paul paused and shook his head before answering, the deputy wrote. Paul said he had not been driving at allPaul had been in the passenger seat up until I attempted to pull over the vehicle and that Kristoff was driving. Thornton added that when Jones realized he was being pulled over, he asked Thornton to switch seats, and the passenger refused. Thornton said the defendant then climbed into the back seat, leaving the drivers seat vacant, and Thornton then grabbed the steering wheel and got into the drivers seat. Thornton added that this is when the KIA swerved into the southbound lane, nearly striking a vehicle head on. Deputies searched the KIA after arresting Jones and found two pistols and a bag of .40-caliber ammunition, along with a butane lighter and a glass smoking device. Jones is also wanted in Washington State for failure to appear. In other Union County arrests: Frederick Lythell Williams Jr., 19, was arrested March 16 by Union deputies for an out-ofcounty warrant. ARRESTS Continued from 2B LRM Legals 3/22/18 NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION TAKEN BY THE ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is given that the following permit was issued on January 3, 2018: Orange Park Medical :Center, 2001 Kingsley Ave. Orange Park, Fl 32073 permit# 35336-4. The project is located in Clay County, Section 7, Township 4S South, Range 26E East. The permit authorizes a surface water management system on 1.03 acres for Construction and operation of storm water management system known as Stormwater management system. The receiving water body is Doctors Lake. A person whose substantial interests to request an administrative hearing St. Johns River Water Management District (District). Pursuant to Chapter 28-106 and Rule 40C-1.1007, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the Clerk at District Headquarters, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka FL 321781429 (4049 Reid St. Palatka, FL 32177) or by e-mail with the District Clerk at Clerk@sjrwmd.com, within twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publication of the notice of District decision (for those persons to whom the District does not mail or email actual notice). A petition must comply with Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106. F.A.C. The District will not accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S.. may be available and choosing to an administrative hearing, A petition for an administrative receipt of the complete petition by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Palatka, Florida during the Districts regular business hours. The Districts regular business hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Petitions received by the District Clerk after the Districts regular as of 8 a.m. on the Districts next regular business day. The Districts e-mail is subject to certain conditions set forth in the Districts Statement of Agency Organization and Operation (issued pursuant to Rule 28-101.001, Florida Administrative Code), which is available for viewing at www. sjrwmd.com. These conditions include, but are not limited to, the petition being in the form of a PDF or stored and printed by the District. Further, pursuant to the Districts Statement of Agency Organization petition by facsimile (fax) is prohibited The right to an administrative hearing and the relevant procedures to be followed are governed by Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, Chapter 28106, Florida Administrative Code, and Rule 40C-1.1007, Florida Administrative Code. Because the administrative hearing process is petition for an administrative hearing within the requisite time frame shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hearing. (Rule 28106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, please visit www.sjrwmd.com/nor_dec/ to read the complete Notice of Rights to determine any legal rights you may have concerning the Districts decision(s) on the permit applications) described above. You can also request the Notice of Rights and Administrative Services. 4049 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177-2529, tele. no 386-329-4570. 3/22 1tchg-LRM Legals that his primary reason for running for the seat now held by Danny Riddick is to oppose the phosphate mine. HPS II is proposing a nearly 11,000-acre mine. The company has said phosphate is essential for future food production and that the industry currently employs 3,900 people in Florida, with the potential of 7,000 jobs. The company said its Bradford-Union Counties project will create 152 direct jobs and 418 indirect jobs, with an annual economic impact of $156.3 million. Opponents of the project say it will destroy the environment, cripple property values and increase the risk of cancer to locals. And daddy wont take me back to Bradford County, Down by the Sante Fe Swamp where Paradise lay, Well, Im sorry my son, but youre too late in asking, HPS II has hauled it all away. Stasia Rudolph, who contributed $1,000 to Germanos campaign and has publicly opposed the RV park and mine, encouraged attendees of the March 16 candidate. She told the crowd that she and Germano searched for other candidates to take on Riddick. We asked many other people, she told the crowd. Then Tom looked at me and said, Its got to be me. While Union County commissioners put a one-year moratorium on the project and updated its land use regulations to put restrictions around the mine, The Bradford Board of County Commissioners, of which Germano referred to as BOCC, in the view of mine opponents has been more accommodating to HPS II. down the New River, Let my soul roll up to the OLeno Rock Dam, Ill be halfway to heaven and my soul will be glowin, Thanks to the radiation of the BOCC scam. reelection; however, Mitchell seat. CANDIDATE Continued from 1B
4B Lake Region Monitor Thursday, March 22, 2018 Lake Region Monitor First Baptist Church 550 E Walker Drive Keystone Heights, FL 32656 Thursday-Saturday March 29-31 7:00 PM Please join us for our Easter Musical Drama FREE low range further downstream. increased slightly during February, ending the month cubic feet per second or 459 million gallons a day. Mundy said the KeetchByram Drought Index shows favorable conditions for develop in south Florida. In other news from the March meeting of the St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board, the board: Introduced its newest board member Chair John Miklos introduced Allan Roberts, who was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott in February and board meeting. Roberts is the owner and operator of First Coast Cattle LLC. He is a member of the Florida Cattlemens Association and the National Cattlemens Beef Association. He is a lifelong St. Johns County resident. Declared April as Water Conservation Month Scott Laidlaw, Bureau Chief for Water Supply Planning, told the governing board that this is the 20 th year the district declared a water conservation month. He displayed a chart showing that water use within the district was lower in 2016 than it was in 2000, even though the population within the district has increased by over 1 million over the same period of time. The state experienced a record-setting drought in 2000, and much of the water use in that year was attributable to agricultural use. Laidlaw said that per capita daily residential water usage has dropped from 165 gallons in 1995 to 91 gallons in 2016, and credited water conservation rate structures and landscape irrigation restrictions for the decrease. He also said that since 1995, the use of reclaimed water for irrigation has increased by 76.1 million gallons a day. Declared April as Springs Protection Awareness Month Casey Fitzgerald, initiative leader in the Division of Land and Water Resources highlighted the districts efforts to protect springs within the water management district. He said that in January, the state agency completed the Collaborative Research Initiative on Sustainability of Protection of Springs: a joint research project with the University of Florida. The 1,085-page report assessed the impact of nitrates and other pollutants on Floridas springs. Fitzgerald also said the district met the state deadline for re-evaluating the minimum outstanding Florida Springs within the District before July 1, 2017. He also said that between 2014 and 2018, the district invested $43.2 million in projects with a total cost of $164.1 million for springs protection. Floridas Department of Environmental Regulation and local governments provided the balance of the funding. These projects add up to a reduction of 1.1 million pounds of nitrogen load production per year, he said, and approximately 90 million gallons per day of groundwater withdrawals. He also said that the district is planning a statewide springs protection campaign with Floridas other water management districts and the Department of Environmental Regulation. Approved a feasibility study to Lake Jesup The largest lake in Seminole County, the 10,700-acre water body drains a 150-square mile watershed, which includes the northern Orlando suburbs. In the mid-1900s, the construction of a causeway for S.R. 46 blocked into the lake. However, in 2010 DOT replaced the causeway with a 3,470-foot bridge, reopening the channel from the river to 1800s. However, the bridge did not increase the amount of exchange between the river and lake that stakeholders wanted to see. The $100,000 feasibility study will evaluate constructing an additional channel from the river of restoring historic levels of hydrologic exchange, improve restore the habitat for submerged aquatic vegetation. Heard comments on MFL re-evaluation from Save Our Lakes president Vivian Katz told governing board members that the district staff is now reviewing minimum Flows and Levels for Lakes Brooklyn and Geneva and made bring a proposal to the governing board as early as July. We are asking that the board stay very aware of this process as its moving forward, she said. Katz also said that when evaluating MFLs for the Keystone Heights-area lakes, the district should take into account that Lakes Brooklyn and Geneva are one of two main recharge areas for the aquifer. To me, she said, its really common sense that this would be one of the reasons to set maybe a higher MFL, in order to protect the aquifer to get more recharge for the aquifer. Vivian Katz WATER Continued from 1B RAIN Continued from 1B
Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, March 22, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Your business may not seem like they have anything in common with a sports program at a major university, but the principles that equate to success can be the same. That was a point of emphasis for University of Florida head soccer coach Becky Burleigh, who was the featured guest at the Feb. 28 Rotary Club of Starke luncheon. She told club members she was really no different from them. If youre in the people business, it doesnt matter if youre playing soccer or if youre selling cars, she said. Youre still managing people. Like those in business, Burleigh is trying to reach a quota. Its just that hers is measured in number of wins. The real question is: What is the driving force behind achieving that quota? People. Burleigh said there are only so many ways she can coach a 4-3-3 formation. It is what it is. People, though, are different, so the key is how well she and her staff coach players who are unique as individuals. Even her players realize there is more to success than simply getting coached in Xs and Os, which Burleigh said coaches probably spend 90 percent of their time on. Before every season, each UF player is asked to write down three things that could prevent the team from maximizing its potential. None of the answers are things like not scoring enough goals or not being able to defend at a high level. Instead, players write things such as lack of focus, lack The stuff were spending 90 percent of the time on is not something they think is going to hold us back from reaching our potential, Burleigh said. Burleigh and her fellow coaches challenge themselves coaching to addressing what players say are the things that will prohibit success. That, to me, has been a real shift in my coaching and my focus in coaching, Burleigh said. We spend a lot more time on things like resilience and honesty being able to give honest feedback. Todays players rely on text messaging as their main means of communicating, Burleigh said, explaining that because of that, players never have faceto-face dialogue with others in Burleigh said. Every minute How are you dealing with adverse situations with your own teammates? How are you dealing with adverse situations with the opposition? If we dont practice things like resilience, were not going to be very good at it. Burleigh described a drill she has players participate in where theyre asked to score a certain number of goals in a certain amount of time. Its set up so its pretty much impossible for anyone to achieve the stated goal. Instead, coaches are watching how players react when they cant successfully meet the goal. When they start getting frustrated with the people who are serving balls in, or they start rushing things, or they get angry and their communication goes bad how do we deal with those things? Its made a huge difference, I think, in our teams ability to perform under pressure, Burleigh said. Spring season and leadership training Though soccer is a fall sport, the Gators are currently in the midst of their spring season. What we use the spring season for is a chance to get everybody playing time and to work on some fundamentals, Burleigh said. The Gators play other schools in the spring, making it unlike UF coach talks of soccer and success at Starke Rotary Starke Rotary President Mike Ricker (left) is pictured with University of Florida soccer coach Becky Burleigh. Burleigh spoke at the clubs Feb. 28 meeting, discussing not only soccer and other UF athletics, but the keys to succeeding and managing people, whether they be players or employees. See BURLEIGH, 2B
2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 22, 2018 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer A lot of peoples natural tendency is to ignore an incoming call when they dont recognize the number, but Bradford High School senior Grace Johns decided to answer such a call and got quite the pleasant surprise when Santa Fe College President Jackson Sasser told her she was to be honored this year as one of the schools Women of Promise. Needless to say, Johns was taken aback, not knowing she had even been nominated for the award. I had no idea, she said. I was totally surprised. March is Womens History Month. Santa Fe College annually honors women in Bradford and Alachua counties as Women of Distinction in regard to their contributions to their communities. The school also recognizes Women of Promise, young women (ages the footsteps of the Women of Distinction. Mary Powell of Starke and Community State Bank nominated Johns. I believe Grace is a young lady Bradford County can be proud to claim, Powell said. Who knows? With her drive, she may even be president of the United States one day. Maybe so, since Johns has been involved in student government her entire four years at BHS she was class senator her freshman year and has been class president as a sophomore, junior and senior but she is involved in a variety of activities, which she believes helped her be named a Woman of Promise. Still, she admitted to feeling shes done nothing when she compared herself to those who are being honored this year as Women of Distinction, including Beverly Hardy and Brandi Noegel of Starke and Bradford County native Stacy Scott. As she had the opportunity to attend a luncheon with those women and hear about their lives, Johns said her thought was, Oh, Im just a high school student thats involved. However, she wants to one day be able to say shes done the things those women have done. That is what I want to do, Johns said. I want to help people as much as they do. Community involvement began at early age Powell, who is friends with Johns grandmother, Linda Johns, learned that Johns began helping people at an early age. I would listen to the fun stories about Grace working with her Granny at the Shands Hospital Auxiliary and helping push the cart when the cart was twice her size, Powell said. As Johns grew older, Powell began having more direct interactions with her. Powell, who is a member of Altrusa International of Starke, has watched Johns assist the club with several of its events, such as its Kentucky Derby party. I really had more time to talk with Grace at this event, Powell said. Grace then started coming into the bank, looking for a donation or seeking an interview, or setting up a picture for the BHS yearbook. I really began to realize how involved she was in so many things. Besides student government, Johns has been active with the BHS yearbook staff and has been a member of the National Honor Society and Educational Talent Search. One of the things Johns is really passionate about is Students Working Against Tobacco. She has been a member of the organization throughout her time at BHS, although as a freshman, she didnt realize just how much she would come to love being a member. Her thinking at the time was, Oh, Ill do it. Itll be good for my college application. Then I actually found that I really enjoyed it, Johns said. I continued to do it. Im actually secretary of our SWAT club right now. Through SWAT, Johns was able to speak before the Florida Legislature as well as take a trip to Washington, D.C., recently to be a part of Community AntiDrug Coalitions of Americas 28th National Leadership Forum. The forum provides participants opportunities to learn about strategies to combat substance abuse and hear from prevention experts, federal administrators and policymakers. Its one thing to be one of 15 in SWAT at BHS, but quite another to be among thousands who share the goal of combatting tobacco, alcohol and drug abuse. Its very eye opening to see how many people are trying to prevent the same thing as you, Johns said. Being part of such a crowd of people of all ages, like she was at the CADCA National Leadership Forum, would have been quite intimidating to Johns at one time, but another activity shes been involved in has helped her in that regard. She began competing in pageants her sophomore year and currently holds the titles of Miss BHS and Miss Bradford Fest. Johns said she was shy beyond belief and would talk to only her friends and family. Even though she would have normally balked at the idea of standing on stage in front of a crowd, she decided to compete in Teen Miss Bradford Fest in 2016. Participants werent required to perform a talent, so Johns thought maybe it wouldnt be so bad. I actually won it, she said. I was like, Wow. I think I actually like this. Each pageant she participated in became easier. Johns said shes now better at public speaking and more comfortable interacting with others. has soared, she said. Honored by and educated by SFC Johns Woman of Promise honor comes from a school shes familiar with, having been dual enrolled at Santa Fe since her freshman year. The initial appeal of dual enrolling was to take college courses for free, Johns said, but the overall experience has been enjoyable, such as meeting fellow students of all ages and taking courses in areas that arent offered at BHS, such as psychology. I think its really great, Johns said of Santa Fe College having a branch in Starke. I think it provides opportunities for kids, especially kids who didnt think they could go to college. Its a huge help. Even if youre just getting a year done that you didnt have to pay for, its a huge help in getting even just an AA degree. After graduating from BHS, Johns plans to continue attending Santa Fe to get her AA degree. Shed then like to transfer to the University of Florida, major in political science or psychology and then attend law school. Johns will be recognized at a luncheon on Tuesday, March 27, at the Hilton UF Conference Center along with fellow Woman of Promise Victoria Maggard and Women of Distinction Patsy Blount, Beverly Hardy, Brandi Noegel and Stacy Scott. Powell will be in attendance, too, watching her successful nominee. She is active and ambitious, intelligent and self-motivated, Powell said. I thought she would be the perfect candidate. Apparently, Dr. Sasser was impressed as well. Johns likes the idea of Santa Fe honoring women every the idea of honoring women who have forged their own paths in life. Johns said females face peer pressure in high school to act a certain way or to look a certain way, but she has discovered its important to be yourself. The Woman of Distinction honorees, she said, realized the same thing. By highlighting these women that have been absolutely themselves and have accomplished great things I think its something that Johns said. the football teams spring, which concludes with the Orange and Blue intersquad game. I dont know how the football team does that, Burleigh said. I dont know how motivated our team would be to just play ourselves all the time. Burleigh said her players this spring have been engaged, explaining how theyve committed themselves to a leadership-training program offered on Mondays at 7 a.m. Though voluntary, approximately 17 players have been attending. Thats almost three-quarters of our team at this point that are involved in that, Burleigh said. Thats really exciting to see. At a recent leadership event, Burleigh said players were asked what gets in the way of them holding each other accountable. Some of the responses centered on the unwillingness to ask of others what you yourself arent doing. It generated a lot of really interesting conversation, Burleigh said, but I think what came out of that conversation was if you want to be a leader whether thats me as a coach, whether thats a player thats a captain you have to be impeccable with modeling the standards of your particular organization. If youre not, its credibility as a leader by not modeling those things. Nobodys perfect. Were not expecting perfection, but when you dont meet those standards, are you willing to stand up and raise your hand and say, Today I didnt meet that standard, but Im going to come back tomorrow and work at it? Good time of year for the Gators Burleigh talked about some of the UF sports that are being played right now, saying, Its just crazy how good they spring sports are. It seems like its like this every year, too. You can just go down the line. She mentioned the baseball teams number-one ranking coming off a national championship last year and the fact the softball team is always ranked at or near the top. Burleigh encouraged people to go to a softball game to watch pitcher Kelly Barnhill, who already has two no-hitters and one perfect game this season. This is a woman who is just preeminent in her sport, Burleigh said. The gymnastics team is ridiculous this year, Burleigh said, adding that she thinks the team will continue to excel despite the loss of senior AllAmerican Kennedy Baker to a season-ending Achilles injury. They are so deep they have a really good chance of making a run at the national championship this year, Burleigh said. Some who follow the womens tennis team may have wondered what was going on after a couple of losses, but Burleigh said not to worry about Roland Thornqvists defending nationalchampionship squad. Weve got like the best coach in the country, Burleigh said. We start three freshmen in the starting six. Hes coaching them up. They just beat Stanford last week. They are on their way. Burleigh said the mens tennis team is good this year, but next year the program brings in an amazing recruiting class. She also spoke highly of head coach Bryan Shelton, who she said would be a great speaker for the Rotary Club. Burleigh described him as a great human being and one of the best men she knows. I want to spend more time with Bryan because I think hell make me a better person, she said. Hes just amazing. Thankful for Rotary when she was introduced was how Rotary holds a special place in her heart. Thanks to Rotary, she was able to follow through on her desire to go to college. Burleigh said she applied for every scholarship she could while in high school in Tarpon Springs, which has a large population of Greek Americans. She interviewed for one of the scholarships she applied for, with the woman conducting the interview asking her how long shed been a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. When Burleigh replied she wasnt a member, she was told she wasnt eligible for the scholarship. I even applied for scholarships I didnt know I couldnt get, she said. She could and did receive a Rotary scholarship, which was the largest one she received from her community, helping her got to Methodist College in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It was supposed to be a one-year scholarship, but they renewed for four years, Burleigh said. Literally, I could not have gone away to college without the Rotary Club scholarship. And if she hadnt gone to college and played soccer, she wouldnt be the coach at UF today. I know that people tell you all the time they appreciate how you invest in their communities, but thats just a real-life example for me, Burleigh said, adding, The little things that you all do make a huge difference. Becky Burleigh 23 seasons at UF Coached Berry (Georgia) College for overall) Won the national championship in her ville, North Carolina MVP as Methodist College goalkeeper her senior season Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Methodist College in BURLEIGH Becky Burleigh If youre in the people busi ness, it doesnt matter if youre playing soccer or if youre sell ing cars. Youre still managing people. Grace Johns, a senior at Bradford High School, has been named a Santa Fe College Woman of Promise. She is the daughter of Kevin and Amie Johns. Photo by Matt Stamey, Santa Fe College. BHS senior Johns named a Woman of Promise
BY JAMES WILLIAMS Special to the Telegraph This article is an excerpt from a forthcoming book, Four Florida Roads, by James Williams, a former Lake Region Monitor Editor. As the title suggests, the book covers the history and impact of Bellamy Road, The Tamiami Trail, U.S. 301 and I-95. Williams hopes to have the book available in print and/or digital by the end of this year. The Pensacola-to-St.U.S. Federal highway across Federal roads built anywhere. History divided it into two parts: Pensacola to the west bank of the Ocklokonee River, built by U.S. Army soldiers under the direction of Capt. Daniel E Burch, with unsatisfactory help from two civilian contractors. The second part stretched from the east bank of the Ocklokonee to St. Augustine. This was built by plantation owner John Jack Bellamy and his crew of slaves, also under the supervision of Capt. Burch. In some parts of Floridabut not allthe road took Bellamys name. Bellamy Road no longer exists as a complete entity. Parts of it are still with us, more or less as built, including those in Clay/ Putnam and Alachua Counties. Several Alachua sections have been preserved. Local route Around the Lake Region, the road and its remnants form the county line between Putnam and Clay Counties from the St. Johns River to Santa Fe Lake. In the Melrose area, the precise route of the highway has been lost to history. There is some controversy about where it went, said retired cardiologist and local historian Dr. Mark Barrow. There were a number of roads that were called in 1824, but they built another stretch of road around 1850 through Alachua County, because through marshy territory. Burch In 1823, 27-year-old Capt. Daniel E. Burch was an assistant quartermaster, and had been assigned to outposts in and around North Florida, an area he already knew well. He served the Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army, Thomas S. Jessup in Washington. Military post attendance records show he was sent to numerous posts in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, even Oklahoma within 5 years before or just after completing the Pensacola-St. Augustine Road. Burch had just arrived at Cantonment Clinch in Pensacola around July, 1823, when Jessup began to ask him to estimate the cost of--and then to build-military communications. These could be waterways or other modes, but were usually roads. Burch built a number of them; one ran from Pensacola to Barrancas or Fort Barrancas, about 8.5 miles distance. Another ran from Pensacola to Mobile, about 59 miles, and another to Mobile Point, 53 miles away. Most were already welltraveled native or military trails; Burch and his men quickly turned them into roads. He had left undone a bridge over the Bayou Grande. There was no hurry, Burch wrote to Jessup, as there was no appreciable civilian population to use it. The military could ford the marsh at certain times each day. The Three Notch Road north from Pensacola to Fort Mitchell, Alabama, would be about 231 miles long, however part of it too was already a well-used military road. We learn from Southern Alabama narratives that Burch rode along marking trees to indicate which trees which had to be removed. Soldiers followed behind, felling trees or clearing in or lay causeways or built rudimentary bridges across marshy spots or creeks. An Cantonment Clinch attendance roster marks one private as Died on the road. Alabama lore has it he was bitten by a rattlesnake. While Burch was building those roads, Acting Military Territorial Governor, Gen. Walton wrote to Secretary of War John Calhoun, requesting an estimate of the cost of opening a cross-peninsula road from Pensacola to St Augustine. Waltons request for an estimate worked its way down to Burch. The captain replied that $6,839 would be needed to pay soldiers $.15 extra pay per day; and an additional $924 was necessary for their Do Gill of Whiskey; $4,000 would be necessary for teams to accompany the soldiers and $7,000 for other supplies to different points of deposit on the route. This totaled $18,854, St. Augustine estimates Burch would make. On June 3, 1823, Burch wrote to Jessup, that combat Cols. Fenwick and Brooke had declined to accept the order to complete a survey of the proposed cross-Florida road; saying it was a task for administrators of lower rank-such as Burch himself. I believe I could venture to engage to mark out the road as far as Ochesee in a very short time, Burch wrote to Jessup. If I should receive your orders to do so, provided however, that my health and strength be fully reestablished, which will certainly be the case, by October next or never. I am daily gaining strength and the dropsical symptoms are fast disappearing. According to online medical sources, dropsy in parts of the body, sometimes leading to congestive heart failure. It was often a recovery side effect of malaria. The Survey A Pensacola newspaper reported: Captain Burch of the Quartermasters Department accompanied by Lieuts. Allen and Triplett and about 20 privates of the 4 th Reg. of the U.S. Infantry set out on Thursday last, Oct. 21 (1823) to explore and survey the contemplated road from this city to St. Augustine. The detail got off to an embarrassing start. Burch hired an Indian guide in Pensacola who said he knew the territory. Once they got east of the Choctawhatchie River it was clear the guide had no idea where he was and Burch had to guide him to the Ochesee, where he own way home. Natives east of the Apalachicola River were unhappy with the recent treaty which required they give up their land and move to an area between present day Ocala and Orlando. They refused to guide anyone whose job, after all, was to help white men take their land. One candidate left town to avoid being asked. Capt. John Blount, who guided Andrew Jackson, was the best possible choice; but he begged off, saying if he served Burch the other Indians would kill him. Miccosukees pretended to know nothing about the path; Burch knew parts of the old trail had indeed overgrown. Richards, a government interpreter to the tribes. Writing to Jessup from West Florida, Burch estimated the trip would be 380 miles. He wrote to Jessup he would need only a military sextant, and he didnt expect to use that very often. An 1826 letter to Jessup reminded his superior of the land he had crossed during this survey. The interior of Florida was at that time a wilderness, its particular localities unknown to the whites, and with but a few families settled in it, only one of them being on the line of road; hence the necessary information was derived from Indians and Indian guidesFrom the Apalachicola to St. Augustine the road passes over not only the nearest route, but by far the best that can possibly be selected. An 1823 St. Augustine newspaper would report: Captain Daniel E. Burch, who had been ordered by the government to explore and survey the route for a public road from Pensacolaand reached St. Augustine on Tuesday last. (Nov. 25 th ) Captain Burch reports the distance to be three the route generally susceptible of a good road. This road will probably cross at Picolata and above the Indian town on that River, pursuing the Old Spanish Trail to St. Louis(mission) north of St. Mark (also a mission.) Ferries will be necessary on the St. Johns, Suwanee, Ocklockony, Apalachicola, and Choctawhatchee Rivers. Captain Burch will return to Pensacola, marking the most practicable route for the road to follow. From St. Augustine, Burch wrote to Jessup stating that he he had marched 445 miles since Oct. 22 nd He told his superior that on the whole, Indians had been no problem and were even friendly. The route designated for the road is much better than I had reason to suppose from the information I had formerly received, he said. The road does not pass through any of the Indian towns or settlements, and as all those that are now settled east of the Appalachicola are shortly to be concentrated in a district of countrymore than 80 miles south of the road. The road or rather trail could be traveled very well at present by persons on horseback provided there were ferries over the large rivers. Now that Burch had actually traversed the roadbed, his cost estimate went up considerably: $51,316, probably because of the estimated number of causeways and bridges that might be required. Burch told Jessup he would begin the march back to Pensacola on Dec. 5 th 1823. The Military Trail The U.S. Congress allotted $23,000 to build the road, considerably less than Burch had estimated as its cost. Congress was no doubt expecting no-extracost military labor. Jessup prodded Burch to start. Burch wrote back saying he and a woefully small detachment of sixty soldiers would begin to build the road, starting as soon as practicable. He reminded Jessup that Pensacola troops had been sent to New Orleans or to watch Red Stick Creeks in Georgia and Alabama. With few soldiers available to length of time, Burch knew the government had to outsource the job. Negroes will be employed by contractors on this work, he told Jessup, they do not require a tenth part of the transportation necessary for troops it will cost less actual money to the government by spending that part from the seat of government (aka Tallahassee) to St. Augustine by contract than if soldiers were employed on it. We do not know whether Burch was already aware of a Sept. 1, 1824 letter from Gov. William Pope DuVal to Calhoun. I have the honor to inform you, DuVal wrote, that last evening John Bellamy, Esq. late a member of the (Florida Territorial) Legislative Council arrived at this place and has desired me to inform you that he will undertake to make a good road from Pensacola to St. Augustine under the direction of a person you may appoint for 23,000 dollars the sum appropriated by lawAn advance only of $5,000 will be required by him. On Nov. 4, 1824, Jessup authorized Burch to solicit bids to build the road at his discretion. A month later Burchs request for bids went out through the venues like the St. Augustine Subscriber: Will receive proposal to open by contract the following named parts of the road laid out from Pensacola to St. Augustine, vis: No 1from the landing at Murrays Ferry on the east bank of the Ocklockny river, to the landing on the West bank of the St. Johns river, opposite to Picolata. No. 2--From the landing on the east bank of the St. Johns River at Picolata to the city of St. Augustine. 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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Some of the past Santa Fe College Women of Distinction were role models for Stacy Scott. Now Scott has joined their ranks. Scott, who is the public defender for the Eighth Judicial Circuit and a native of Bradford County, is one of four to be honored this year by Santa Fe as a Woman of Distinction, joining Bradford County residents Beverly Hardy and Brandi Noegel, and Alachua Countys Patsy Blount. They will be recognized, along with Women of Promise (ages 16-21) Grace Johns, a Bradford High School senior, and Victoria Maggard, during a luncheon at the Hilton UF Conference Center on Tuesday, March 27. It was a surprise, Scott said. I was humbled. When you look at the other folks whove received the award, I was like, Wow, Im not sure Im in that group. Scott is a member of the Gainesville Rotary Club, serves on the board of directors of PACE Center for Girls and is a member of United Church of Gainesville. She mentors a high school student and volunteers with Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery, a provides green burials. Scott also coaches the University of Florida Law Schools trial practice team and assists the homeless and veterans in legal questions. Whether its the legal profession or the community as a whole, Scott counts helping people as part of her job duties. I feel like a big part of my job is to give back to others, she said. Scott credits her mother for being her main role model. She said her mother loved unconditionally and was happy every day. Giving to others without expecting anything in return was her life, Scott said, adding, She got joy from being kind and reaching out a hand to someone in need. Following her mothers example, Scott is instilling the same outlook in her 8-year-old son. Her son has assisted her in such endeavors as serving food at a homeless shelter and helping to clean up Hogtown Creek. Scott said she and others picked up hundreds of pounds of trash around the creek this past Saturday morning. Thats a great way to start a day, Scott said. At a reception hosted by the college, Scott enjoyed meeting her fellow honorees and hearing the different ways different people approach community service. She said she was impressed, for example, with Hardys work through Altrusa International. They were really neat ladies, Scott said. about the accomplishments of the other Women of Distinction was, I dont know if I belong here. As someone who mentors a high school student, Scott likes the fact that Santa Fe College recognizes Women of Promise. Women of Promise get to meet women whove been successful in life, giving them female role models she didnt really have growing up. Scotts mother was, of course, a role model, but when it came to people who were successful in business and other endeavors, most of the people she was aware of were male. Still, all Scott did was become the be elected to the position of public defender in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. She may not feel she deserves to be named a Woman of Distinction, but Scott said it would make her happy if she and other honorees can be the positive examples for the women of tomorrow. Girls growing up can follow whatever career paths they choose if they have successful women to look up to. Scott said, When you see that, you say, Oh, I can do that. I can be that. 4B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 22, 2018 Roof Leaks Re-Roofs Shingles Metal Low Slope Mobile Home Commercial Lifetime Roofs Siding Rotten Wood Replacement FREE ESTIMATES Locally Owned www.LewisWalkerRoofing.comGuaranteed Best Service Guaranteed Best Warranties Guaranteed Best Prices Toll Free 866-959-7663 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer A list of the Bradford County women whove been named Women of Distinction by Santa Fe College is a lot like a list of Beverly Hardys friends. Now, Hardy joins that list, as she is one of four to be named this years Women of Distinction. Every one of the past recipients is a good friend of mine, Hardy said. Im humbled to be included in that group. This years honorees include Pasty Blount and Stacy Scott of Alachua County (though Scott is a Bradford County native) and Bradford County resident Brandi Noegel. Brandi and I have been friends the whole time Ive been in Starke, Hardy said. The foursome, along with two Women of Promise (ages 16-21), Bradford High School senior Grace Johns and Alachua Countys Victoria Maggard, will be recognized at a Tuesday, March 27, luncheon at the Hilton UF Conference Center. named a Woman of Distinction was a shock. Actually, I sort of teared up, she said. I just never imagined I would get that honor. For Carole DeCelle, who nominated Hardy, it was easy to imagine. Beverly has participated with other leaders for many years to show to all that commitment and philanthropy have made a difference in the Bradford and Alachua communities, DeCelle said. She has proven her willingness to stand the test of getting involved, while steadfastly adhering to high moral principles and professional standards. Woman of Distinction is an honor of which she is truly deserving. DeCelle and Hardy are members of Altrusa International of Starke. DeCelle, who has seen Hardy serve in positions locally and at the district and international levels in Altrusa, said the theme of Hardys life is the willingness to see what needs to be changed in the community. Yet it takes more than an idea. It takes hard work to bring about a change. DeCelle said Hardy excels in that regard. It takes people to step up and put the ideas into play, DeCelle said. Beverly is a natural leader who has shown time and time again her ability to do this. Making a difference as an Altrusan Before moving to Starke from Ocala, Hardy worked as a teacher before then co-founding a family business, Harwood Brick Company. She seemed a professional women that was started in 1917 to help women break through the glass ceiling. That was just right up my alley because I did suffer discrimination in the workplace in construction as many women have in their work place, Hardy said. However, she didnt join Altrusa until she moved to Starke, saying she never had time to join clubs. As someone new to Starke, Hardy said she knew nobody, but an Altrusa of Starke member suggested to her that the best way to get to know people was to join Altrusa. Hardy has been in the Starke club for 24 years, holding every Three, which is composed of 26 clubs in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, Hardy has served as vice governor, governor-elect and governor. She served as international treasurer and is currently the international president-elect. Hardy will serve a two-year term as president beginning in 2019. When Hardy became District Three governor, Altrusa International announced that its districts didnt have to do special projects, DeCelle said. However, Hardy decided District Three would have such a project, which was Altrusa SOS (Support Our Soldiers). Each club in the district participated in its own way, with the Starke club sending boxes of items such as food, sanitary products, snacks, games, socks, suntan lotion, books, magazines to 13 servicemen in Afghanistan. Locally, DeCelle said Hardy was a major force in Altrusa creating an endowed scholarship for Bradford County women to attend Santa Fe College. Hardy said the effort, with some assistance in the beginning from Santa Fe in the form of matching funds, was a credit to 30-40 women over a 10-year period. Somehow, in our little town of 5,000, we were able to endow $100,000 in scholarships for women in Bradford County, Hardy said. recipient was Amie Johns, the mother of Woman of Promise Grace Johns. She received that scholarship when Santa Fe offered only two-year degrees. Now that Santa Fe is a four-year college, it makes our scholarships even better, Hardy said. Beyond Altrusa Hardys service has not been with Altrusa. She served as a member of the Eighth Judicial Circuit nominating commission, which recommends names to the governor for judge (county and circuit) appointments, and was a for the Arc of Bradford County. Hardy is active in First United Methodist Church of Starke, serving as circle, program and membership chairs, and is chaplain of Florida Ladies of Elks. Altrusa is a passion, Hardy said, but so is volunteering as a counselor for people addicted to opioids. She said shes had many people close to her affected by opioids and feels the need to help any way she can with an epidemic that knows no class or race. Its unfortunately mushroomed into the crisis we see today, Hardy said. It can be frustrating at times, Hardy said, explaining how people may take one step forward, only to go two steps back. However, she wouldnt think of giving up her efforts. When youre trying to counsel people that have a substance abuse problem, if you can help just one person from that dreaded addiction, or help them out of it, its worth all the other failures. Women of honor Hardy didnt know who else was being honored as a Woman of Distinction until all honorees attended a meet-and-greet hosted by Santa Fe College. She was surprised to see her friend Noegel and enjoyed getting to know Blount and Scott. It was just kind of exciting, going around the table and sharing things about ourselves, Hardy said. Patsy said, I dont know what Im doing here with this group. Thats how I felt, too. She can understand why Johns was picked as a Woman of Promise, Hardy said, describing Johns as a trailblazer. Hardy likes the idea of honoring Women of Promise. Young people are some of the best contributors to helping people because people just gravitate to young people, Hardy said. Young people energize older people. She may have never envisioned herself as a Woman of Distinction, but Hardy is glad Santa Fe College takes the time to honor women and their accomplishments. I am totally impressed that Santa Fe offers this distinction to various women every year, Hardy said. I dont know of another school that does that. It just makes it even more humbling to be a recipient. Hardy: a natural leader and now Woman of Distinction Beverly Hardy is one of four to be honored this year by Santa Fe College as a Woman of Distinction. Photo by Matt Stamey, Santa Fe College. Giving back is part of the job for Scott Stacy Scott, who was raised in Bradford County, is one of Santa Fe Colleges Woman of Distinction honorees for 2018. Photo by Matt Stamey, Santa Fe College. Bids had to be in Tallahassee by Dec. 20, to be accepted by Dec. 25. Work was to begin Jan. 1 or sooner. Congress had called for a road 25 feet wide, the Florida request for bids read. The road is to be opened sixteen feet wide throughout stumps are to be cut as low on the ground as possible. The narrower width was traditional for Florida roads, proponents argued; nobody in Florida could afford a wagon or carriage, one commentator said; everybody walked or rode on horseback. With Congresss paltry budget, Burch told Jessup to hire a ...gang of Negroes and place superintendent. Initially, Burch received bids from John Bellamy for $10,000 and Thomas Fisher of Tallahassee for $9,000. After rethinking, on Dec. 18, Bellamy made a new offer: I will undertake to open the road from Ocklockony to the St. Johns River as noted in your proposal for thirteen thousand to the terms and manner therein His bid was accepted. This 19th Century Palatka Road was also called Bellamys Road, heading toward Melrose. Photo courtesy the Joe and Daurer Collection. BELLAMY Continued from 3B
Following in her fa thers footsteps Helping people make sure of a secure future in an affordable way is what drives Cook Insurance Agency owner Debbie Thomas to work hard to see that her clients needs are met. Debbies late father, H. Calvin Cook Jr., retired from State Farm in Delray Beach and moved his family north to a farm in Live Oak. He started a small insurance agency there and Debbie began helping him when she was in her early 20s. She earned her own insurance license and opened and Associates Insurance, Inc. In 1997, Debbie and her dad sold the agency, and she spent the next two years as a stay-at-home-mom. She then spent the next 11 years as a captive agent (one who could only write policies for one company) for Farm Bureau in Lake City. In 2011, Debbie resigned and launched Cook and Associates, an independent agency, in her hometown of Lake Butler. She started out of a bedroom in her home in January of that in May. Debbie is married to Danny Thomas, a lifelong Union County resident, and the couple has four children and six grandchildren. She has lived in Lake Butler for 26 years. Insuring a $1 million submarine Cook and Associates now services all lines of insurance as an independent, multiline insurance professional. What this means is they can, and will, insure almost everything such as a $1 million submarine they found coverage for earlier this year, so it was insured for a trip from Florida to California. They can also provide insurance for older homes and mobile homes a service that is often Our main objective at Cook and Associates is customer service, Debbie said. We work for our customers, not the companies. An independent agent does not work for any insurance company; we simply represent them. We are customer oriented and will spend as much time as necessary and search until we needs. Offering a wide range of insurance products Debbie said she offers different levels of coverage, which can allow a client to also specializes in commercial and hard-to-place coverage. Cook and Associates offers a wide range of insurance plans. Under the heading of personal insurance, they can meet a clients needs in the areas of auto, motorcycle, RV and boat insurance, as well as coverage for homes, mobile homes and rental properties. for antique vehicles, stationary motor homes, park models and travel trailers. In the area of commercial insurance, they offer insurance on buildings and property, vehicles (including logging trucks and equipment), farms, storage units, bonds, event and commercial liability and workers compensation coverage. For life and health insurance, Cook and Associates offers both group and individual insurance options, including insurance for cancer, long term care, Medicare supplements and health and wellness programs. Specially-trained associates will work with clients one on one to help determine coverage for them. They also offer several types of life insurance. Father knows best: its the people, not the money Quotes for coverage are always provided free of charge and associates always any policy they sell. When I opened Cook and Associates in Lake Butler, I did so because I wanted to work in my hometown, helping to take care of my friends and neighbors, Debbie said. I learned from my father that the right reason to be in this business is to help people. That integrity has always guided my decisions about the business. Sure, I could have made a lot more money if I had opened an agency in a larger populated area, she added, but I would not have the personal satisfaction that I have here, taking care of people I care about. Thats important to me. Debbie and her agency are avid supporters of 4-H and FFA including sponsoring several awards for the UnionBradford Swine Association. Debbie said she enjoys the chance to sponsor several youth organizations and church fundraising events, as it provides a way to pay back the community for its support of her business. Next to Skips Deli Cook and Associates Insurance Agency is located at 127 SW Sixth Ave, Suite 101, in Lake Butler (in the same building as Skips Deli). Their hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., or anytime by appointment. They may be reached by phone at 386-4963058. Thursday, March 22, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 5B Your real neighbor: Cook and Associates Insurance Debbie Thomas
6B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 22, 2018 Wednesday, March 28th Shannon Whitaker FUMC Childrens Ministry Director Topic: Walk With Jesus Join us for an inspiring interactive event for the entire family, both young and old. We will take a journey through Easter week. We will visit Jerusalem for Palm Sunday, sit down for the last Supper in the Upper Room, discover the sacrifice of Good Friday, and celebrate the freedom from sin that was experienced at the empty tomb on that first Easter morning. Come and be reminded of the spiritual truth that Jesus loves you so much. Tuesday, March 27th Sermon Topic: "Saving Faith" There is a right way and a wrong way for a sinful person to stand before a holy God. Jesus tells us a story to point us in the right direction. Rev. Dale Tedder, Pastor Southside UMC ~ Jacksonville, FL I am an ordained Deacon in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Part of my calling is to proclaim the faith of the church, teach Gods Word, lead others into Christian discipleship, and help those disciples understand their calling to serve others and bear witness to the world on behalf of the Lord Jesus Christ. Monday, March 26th Sermon Topic: He Hath Prevailed Rev. DeWayne E. McBride, Pastor St. Peter Baptist Church ~ Archer, FL DeWayne accepted the call to ministry in 1991. In 1993 he was ordained as an Elder. He accepted the call to pastor St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in 2010 where he is still serving. As a bi-vocational pastor, he is employed by the State of Florida as a Disabled Veterans Outreach Coordinator. DeWayne has been married to La-Tanya McBride for 27 years. They have three sons Devon (Khandi), James (Mary) and Justin (Chelsea). Three grandsons: Donovan, Devon and Deron. First United Methodist Church 200 North Walnut Street Starke, Florida 32091 (904) 964-6864 Website: firstumc.cc Rev. Michael A. Moore, Host Pastor March 26th 29th 5:45 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Service Thursday, March 29th Topic: How the leader for the Kings becomes a servant of the King of Kings Carmelo Cuascut Former Gang Leader At sixteen I became the leader of one of the most vicious and violent street gangs in New York City called the Kings. I was proud to wear the title and colors of gold and black, however, I found the title came with a price tag of either dying or going to jail. I was filled with hatred and fear. I was hated by my enemies and the police. I had to get high every day to live with this continuous hatred and fear. One day I was out on the streets without my protection and I found myself running for my life. I ran into a little church to hide. The leader of the Kings ran into the King of Kings Jesus Christ. That night I heard how Jesus died for my sins. He took my place on the cross. For the first time in my life I saw hope. When I believed what I heard about Jesus was true He set me free! The Bible says in John 8:36 So if the Son set's you free, you will be free indeed. Nursery and Childrens Ministry activities provided nightly Mondays Menu: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy, Green Beans, Roll, Fruit Cobbler & Tea Tuesdays Menu: Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Breadsticks, Cheesecake & Tea Wednesdays Menu: Chicken Tenders, Mac N Cheese, Green Beans, Roll, Assorted Cookies & Tea Thursdays Menu: Meatballs, Rice w/gravy, Corn, Roll, Banana Pudding & Tea Please call or email La-Tanya at the church office to reserve your meal. Phone: (904)964-6864 firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday, March 28th Shannon Whitaker FUMC Childrens Ministry Director Topic: Walk With Jesus Join us for an inspiring interactive event for the entire family, both young and old. We will take a journey through Easter week. We will visit Jerusalem for Palm Sunday, sit down for the last Supper in the Upper Room, discover the sacrifice of Good Friday, and celebrate the freedom from sin that was experienced at the empty tomb on that first Easter morning. Come and be reminded of the spiritual truth that Jesus loves you so much. Tuesday, March 27th Sermon Topic: "Saving Faith" There is a right way and a wrong way for a sinful person to stand before a holy God. Jesus tells us a story to point us in the right direction. Rev. Dale Tedder, Pastor Southside UMC ~ Jacksonville, FL I am an ordained Deacon in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Part of my calling is to proclaim the faith of the church, teach Gods Word, lead others into Christian discipleship, and help those disciples understand their calling to serve others and bear witness to the world on behalf of the Lord Jesus Christ. Monday, March 26th Sermon Topic: He Hath Prevailed Rev. DeWayne E. McBride, Pastor St. Peter Baptist Church ~ Archer, FL DeWayne accepted the call to ministry in 1991. In 1993 he was ordained as an Elder. He accepted the call to pastor St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in 2010 where he is still serving. As a bi-vocational pastor, he is employed by the State of Florida as a Disabled Veterans Outreach Coordinator. DeWayne has been married to La-Tanya McBride for 27 years. They have three sons Devon (Khandi), James (Mary) and Justin (Chelsea). Three grandsons: Donovan, Devon and Deron. Wednesday, March 28th Shannon Whitaker FUMC Childrens Ministry Director Topic: Walk With Jesus Join us for an inspiring interactive event for the entire family, both young and old. We will take a journey through Easter week. We will visit Jerusalem for Palm Sunday, sit down for the last Supper in the Upper Room, discover the sacrifice of Good Friday, and celebrate the freedom from sin that was experienced at the empty tomb on that first Easter morning. Come and be reminded of the spiritual truth that Jesus loves you so much. Tuesday, March 27th Sermon Topic: "Saving Faith" There is a right way and a wrong way for a sinful person to stand before a holy God. Jesus tells us a story to point us in the right direction. Rev. Dale Tedder, Pastor Southside UMC ~ Jacksonville, FL I am an ordained Deacon in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Part of my calling is to proclaim the faith of the church, teach Gods Word, lead others into Christian discipleship, and help those disciples understand their calling to serve others and bear witness to the world on behalf of the Lord Jesus Christ. Monday, March 26th Sermon Topic: He Hath Prevailed Rev. DeWayne E. McBride, Pastor St. Peter Baptist Church ~ Archer, FL DeWayne accepted the call to ministry in 1991. In 1993 he was ordained as an Elder. He accepted the call to pastor St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in 2010 where he is still serving. As a bi-vocational pastor, he is employed by the State of Florida as a Disabled Veterans Outreach Coordinator. DeWayne has been married to La-Tanya McBride for 27 years. They have three sons Devon (Khandi), James (Mary) and Justin (Chelsea). Three grandsons: Donovan, Devon and Deron. First United Methodist Church 200 North Walnut Street Starke, Florida 32091 (904) 964-6864 Website: firstumc.cc Rev. Michael A. Moore, Host Pastor March 26th 29th 5:45 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Service Thursday, March 29th Topic: How the leader for the Kings becomes a servant of the King of Kings Carmelo Cuascut Former Gang Leader At sixteen I became the leader of one of the most vicious and violent street gangs in New York City called the Kings. I was proud to wear the title and colors of gold and black, however, I found the title came with a price tag of either dying or going to jail. I was filled with hatred and fear. I was hated by my enemies and the police. I had to get high every day to live with this continuous hatred and fear. One day I was out on the streets without my protection and I found myself running for my life. I ran into a little church to hide. The leader of the Kings ran into the King of Kings Jesus Christ. That night I heard how Jesus died for my sins. He took my place on the cross. For the first time in my life I saw hope. When I believed what I heard about Jesus was true He set me free! The Bible says in John 8:36 So if the Son set's you free, you will be free indeed. Nursery and Childrens Ministry activities provided nightly Mondays Menu: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy, Green Beans, Roll, Fruit Cobbler & Tea Tuesdays Menu: Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Breadsticks, Cheesecake & Tea Wednesdays Menu: Chicken Tenders, Mac N Cheese, Green Beans, Roll, Assorted Cookies & Tea Thursdays Menu: Meatballs, Rice w/gravy, Corn, Roll, Banana Pudding & Tea Please call or email La-Tanya at the church office to reserve your meal. Phone: (904)964-6864 email@example.com First United Methodist Church 200 North Walnut Street Starke, Florida 32091 (904) 964-6864 Website: firstumc.cc Rev. Michael A. Moore, Host Pastor March 26th 29th 5:45 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Service Thursday, March 29th Topic: How the leader for the Kings becomes a servant of the King of Kings Carmelo Cuascut Former Gang Leader At sixteen I became the leader of one of the most vicious and violent street gangs in New York City called the Kings. I was proud to wear the title and colors of gold and black, however, I found the title came with a price tag of either dying or going to jail. I was filled with hatred and fear. I was hated by my enemies and the police. I had to get high every day to live with this continuous hatred and fear. One day I was out on the streets without my protection and I found myself running for my life. I ran into a little church to hide. The leader of the Kings ran into the King of Kings Jesus Christ. That night I heard how Jesus died for my sins. He took my place on the cross. For the first time in my life I saw hope. When I believed what I heard about Jesus was true He set me free! The Bible says in John 8:36 So if the Son set's you free, you will be free indeed. Nursery and Childrens Ministry activities provided nightly Mondays Menu: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy, Green Beans, Roll, Fruit Cobbler & Tea Tuesdays Menu: Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Breadsticks, Cheesecake & Tea Wednesdays Menu: Chicken Tenders, Mac N Cheese, Green Beans, Roll, Assorted Cookies & Tea Thursdays Menu: Meatballs, Rice w/gravy, Corn, Roll, Banana Pudding & Tea Please call or email La-Tanya at the church office to reserve your meal. Phone: (904)964-6864 firstname.lastname@example.org First United Methodist Church 200 North Walnut Street Starke, Florida 32091 (904) 964-6864 Website: firstumc.cc Rev. Michael A. Moore, Host Pastor March 26th 29th 5:45 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Service Thursday, March 29th Topic: How the leader for the Kings becomes a servant of the King of Kings Carmelo Cuascut Former Gang Leader At sixteen I became the leader of one of the most vicious and violent street gangs in New York City called the Kings. I was proud to wear the title and colors of gold and black, however, I found the title came with a price tag of either dying or going to jail. I was filled with hatred and fear. I was hated by my enemies and the police. I had to get high every day to live with this continuous hatred and fear. One day I was out on the streets without my protection and I found myself running for my life. I ran into a little church to hide. The leader of the Kings ran into the King of Kings Jesus Christ. That night I heard how Jesus died for my sins. He took my place on the cross. For the first time in my life I saw hope. When I believed what I heard about Jesus was true He set me free! The Bible says in John 8:36 So if the Son set's you free, you will be free indeed. Nursery and Childrens Ministry activities provided nightly Mondays Menu: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy, Green Beans, Roll, Fruit Cobbler & Tea Tuesdays Menu: Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Breadsticks, Cheesecake & Tea Wednesdays Menu: Chicken Tenders, Mac N Cheese, Green Beans, Roll, Assorted Cookies & Tea Thursdays Menu: Meatballs, Rice w/gravy, Corn, Roll, Banana Pudding & Tea Please call or email La-Tanya at the church office to reserve your meal. Phone: (904)964-6864 email@example.com Please join us during this HOLY WEEK First United Methodist Church 200 North Walnut Street Starke, Florida 32091 (904) 964-6864 Website: firstumc.cc Rev. Michael A. Moore, Host Pastor March 26th 29th 5:45 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Service Thursday, March 29th Topic: How the leader for the Kings becomes a servant of the King of Kings Carmelo Cuascut Former Gang Leader At sixteen I became the leader of one of the most vicious and violent street gangs in New York City called the Kings. I was proud to wear the title and colors of gold and black, however, I found the title came with a price tag of either dying or going to jail. I was filled with hatred and fear. I was hated by my enemies and the police. I had to get high every day to live with this continuous hatred and fear. One day I was out on the streets without my protection and I found myself running for my life. I ran into a little church to hide. The leader of the Kings ran into the King of Kings Jesus Christ. That night I heard how Jesus died for my sins. He took my place on the cross. For the first time in my life I saw hope. When I believed what I heard about Jesus was true He set me free! The Bible says in John 8:36 So if the Son set's you free, you will be free indeed. Nursery and Childrens Ministry activities provided nightly Mondays Menu: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy, Green Beans, Roll, Fruit Cobbler & Tea Tuesdays Menu: Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Breadsticks, Cheesecake & Tea Wednesdays Menu: Chicken Tenders, Mac N Cheese, Green Beans, Roll, Assorted Cookies & Tea Thursdays Menu: Meatballs, Rice w/gravy, Corn, Roll, Banana Pudding & Tea Please call or email La-Tanya at the church office to reserve your meal. Phone: (904)964-6864 firstname.lastname@example.org Obituaries Lewis Arrington MELROSE Lewis Merritt Arrington, 81, of Melrose died at his home Sunday, March 18, 2018. He was born Aug. 17, 1936 in Charlotte County, Virginia to the late Stencil and Amy (Hendren) Arrington. He moved to Melrose twelve years ago from Starke, where he lived for many years and owned and operated a garage where he made trailers and worked on automobiles. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Starke. His brother, David Arrington preceded him in death. Survivors are: his wife of almost 51 years, Hazel (Manning) Arrington of Melrose; children, Douglas Rick Arrington, Debbie Cornell, Sylvia Cole and Glenda Hester; siblings, Bobby Arrington, Herbert Arrington, Jack Arrington, Becky West and Gay Halette Fields, all of North Carolina; six grandchildren family will receive friends in the Chapel in Keystone Heights on p.m. Funeral services will begin at 5:00 p.m. with Brother Roger follow at a later date. Arrangements Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Rebecca Dampier Marie Carmen Dampier, 31 years old, of Gainesville went to be with Jesus on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Becca was born in Norfolk, Virginia She lived in Gainesville for 12 years of Florida as a data processor. She loved her husband and their two children Hayden (10) and Adalynn (18 months). She loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed others and she was an avid reader. She was a Christian. Becca was beautiful in every way. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Joy B. Carmen Weir. She is survived by: her husband children, Hayden and Adalynn; her best friend, Kelsey Bryan; her mother, Pamela D. (Mike) Smith; father, Paul J. (April) Carmen; Quackenbush; sister, Sarah Carmen; and maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Louise Covell. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 24 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held Friday, March Home with Pastor Jason Dampier. Burial will be held at Antioch Cemetery under direction of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 North Lake Ave Lake Butler. For more 2008. Patricia Lee Lee, 53, of Jacksonville passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. She was born on Oct. 17, 1964 to Rev. of Starke. She attended Bradford County Schools and Barbizon School of Modeling in Jacksonville. She later married the love of her life Blue Shield, but later served as secretary for her husbands business. She loved her family and was a up. She accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and formed a gospel group called Joy and traveled throughout the country singing and ministering about the goodness of Jesus. Joy recorded a record and continued to but she continued to serve faithfully Spectrum Church under the late Pastor R.J. Washington where she served on the praise team and choir. She is preceded in death by: her and her grandparents, Elder Willie Mac Cohen Powell and Willis and Maggie Montgomery. She leaves to cherish her memory: a loving husband of 35 years, Olin Slim Lee of Jacksonville; two Lee of Jacksonville, and Paris Newark, NJ, Ellen Smith and Wilma Brown both of Perry, Ruby Oliver of St. Petersburg, Maggie, Annie, and Cynthia Montgomery all of Gainesville, Angela (Eric) Williams of Starke, and Danica Britt of Gainesville. Seven brothers, Charles (Addie) Montgomery of San Antonio, Jr. of Perry, Gregory (Barbara) Williams of Jacksonville, James (Roberta) Montgomery (Roberta) of Gainesville, Willis (Elaine) Montgomery of Jacksonville, North of Starke, Gavin (Keyonna) Britt of Gainesville, and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Celebration of life services will be 6611 Ramona, Blvd, Jacksonville on Saturday, March 17 at 11 am. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Lampkms Patterson Cremation and Funeral Service 6615 Wayne Mundorff, 78, of Keystone Heights died Monday, March 19, 2018 in Gainesville. He was born Aug. 18, 1939 in Boone City, North Carolina to the late Rollin Edward R.E. and Lulua Lucille (Bennett) Mundorff. He was employed as a building inspector until his retirement. He also retired from 30 years of service. His wife of 37 years, Diane Mundorff had preceded him in death as well as his brother His survivors are: his children, Pat (Brenda) Mundorff of Raiford, Luana Mundorff of Hawthorne, Richard (Susan) Stitt of Murphy, Lake Butler, Lisa Vickery of Starke and Elizabeth (Johnny) Smith of Florahome. Also left behind grandchildren, and many other family members. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 26 at 10:00 a.m. in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel with family will receive friends beginning at 9:30 a.m. Arrangements are by Starke. Donald Shadd Butler, passed away unexpectedly of 36 years. He graduated from Donald studied computer science at the Bradford County Vocational Center, in Starke. He was employed and was responsible for tracking asset maintenance, repairs and inventory. Donald is the beloved son of Craig and Diana Shadd of Lake Butler and the late Sherry Gohagen Shadd of Baldwin. Grandson of Bobbie Jean Bryant of Gainesville, Lowell and Paulette Shadd and the late Hazel Brannen Shadd of Lake Butler. Loving brother of Wendell and Amanda Rowan, Shara Shadd and the late David (Dave) Shadd. He will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends. Donald will be remembered as a loyal friend, son and brother. He loved backyard grilling out and watching the Gators play ball. He loved spending time outdoors. especially with friends. At home, he loved spending time in his yard. plants and his favorite was a rose. He was an amazing uncle, he played with his nieces and nephews every day and enjoyed teaching them how be a kid. Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler on March 19th with Pastor Jason at Dekle Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 North Lake Avenue Lake Butler. For more 2008. Kathleen Turnage away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Custead Care Center in Orange Park. She was born April 30, 1929 in Goldsboro, North Carolina to the Davis. Kathy moved to Starke from Keystone Heights in 1980. She loved all types of arts and crafts. She especially enjoyed painting with acrylics and crocheting. Kathy also enjoyed getting outdoors and working in her garden. She is predeceased by her loving husband Kathy is survived by: her of Brunswick, Georgia; eight grandchildren, Cindy Foster, Valerie Ouellette, Kenneth Shook, Bonnie Esposito, Eddie Sirk, Donnie Sirk, grandchildren; nieces, Beverly nephews, James Davis, Charles Davis. A Celebration of Kathys life was Chapel on Saturday, March 17 with Cemetery. Arrangements are under Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices. com to sign the familys guest book. Roger Waters Sr. Waters Sr, 69, of Middleburg, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018. Roger was born to the late Willie and Dorothy Waters. He enjoyed farming. Roger especially loved spending time with his family. He adored his grandchildren and his a member of Black Pond Baptist, where he served as Brotherhood Director and a Deacon for many years. Roger is preceded in death by: his brother, Jack Waters; and one sister, Margie Stanley. Roger leaves his beloved family to cherish his memory. Roger Waters Sr. is survived by: his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Waters; one son, Roger D. (Carrie) (Mary), Roy Waters, Jack Waters, Billy Waters, and James Waters; two sisters, Shirley Roberson, Linda (Richard) Norman; a very special niece, Melinda Morgan; two and Allyson Waters (Cody) Bowen; Bowen and Xyler Bowen. Roger was loved by many and will be missed. A visitation and funeral service will be held in Rogers honor at Black Pond Baptist Church in Middleburg. service will be Friday, March 23 at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 North Lake Avenue, Lake Butler. For more information, please Letters Not happy with EPA Meeting with the EPA regarding a permit request from Skinner Farms wanting a biosolids facility in North Bradford County. meeting were not interested in telling me what Skinner proposed, some of the many very unhappy guys also were not interested in giving any information to the group well let you talk to us individually was their position. to admit Skinner had many, many violations. So why do we even want to let them apply? Edythe Hill Morgan Road Thanks for help with dog Dear Editor: little dog was killed on Raiford and men that were so kind to stop and bring her out of the road, and then bring her across to me. want to let them all know how them to know they are welcome to stop by anytime and say hello. God Bless you all. Adel Starling Smart money with Bradley Senator Rob Bradley has for the second straight year gotten funding from the legislature for lake restoration in Southern Clay County and Eastern Bradford County, known as the Lake Region. When compared to Northern Clay and surrounding areas, the Lake Region has a modest population and correspondingly fewer voters. it certainly is not known for big campaign contributors. Given these facts, Senator Bradleys personal investment of time and energy in this part of the state is not likely to be rewarded by either of the two forces that can be counted on to contributions or large numbers of votes. One must wonder then, why the Senator chooses to bring attention and support to the lake region? Senator Bradley has offered the explanation that he visited the lakes as a child, when they were full, and has fond memories of true, and those fond memories probably sparked his initial grew up in the Lake Region and way that those who have never seen the lakes in their full glory spent most of my professional life working in and around government. dont spend political capital on See BRADLEY, 7B
I picked Santa Fe because they have a really good pitching coach, Osteen said. Ive been there for showcases. I just fell in love with the place. I just like it there. Keystone head coach Alan Mattox said Santa Fe is a good place for pitchers to continue to develop. Santa Fe head coach Johnny Wiggs pitched for Santa Fe and then for the University of Florida, helping the Gators get to the College World Series for SEC as a junior when UF made its played in the minor leagues for and Boston organizations. Those guys know what theyre doing, Mattox said of Wiggs and Flynn. Theyre in the state tournament every year for a reason. Theyre good coaches. Mattox said one of the things that stands out about Osteen is that the 6-2 player has a physical frame he can still grow into. The coach said Osteen can put on 20 pounds easy. Pitching-wise, Osteen can throw strikes with multiple pitches, with each pitch being set up by the fastball. He can locate his fastball, Mattox said. Its got good movement on it. Everything starts with that. Osteen said, My fastball is my go-to pitch. It has a lot of tail on it. I can usually hit my spot wherever I want to. When he gets to college, Osteen said hell work on adding more velocity to his pitches and work on making his curveball tighter. Other than that, he said hell take always does. and calm when hes in the game. teammates, Mattox said. He never gets too excited. He never gets too down on himself. He just goes and does his job. Osteen has obviously learned things from his coaches, but Mattox said coaches learn something from him, too. He lives his testimony, Mattox said. Obviously, hes very active in his church. He wears that. You see it as he goes around campus every day and on know that Ive ever heard that kid speak an ill word in my life. Hes such a great example, not just to players, but to coaches. Osteen said the goal is to pitch two years at Santa Fe and then play another two years at a fouryear school Florida would be my dream school, he said. Thats one of the reasons I picked Santa Fe its close to there. Thats where I want to go. Before that, he looks forward to taking the mound for the Saints. Im probably going to feel a little nervous, he said about Fe. Ill be excited. Hopefully, my adrenaline doesnt get to me. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Having six individual champions and 18 in all who will advance to regional competition, the Keystone Heights High School boys weightlifting team won the District 9-1A championship on March 9 in Keystone. It was the third straight district title for the program. The kids competed, Lowery said. When they had to make a lift, they made a lift. They were willing to scrap for a point or two. It made all the difference. The top six in each weight host on Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. Brandon Spivey successfully defended his district championship, winning the 139 class with a bench press of 250 and a clean and jerk of 240 for a 490 total. Also winning championships were: C.J. Parks with a 405 total (210 bench press, 195 clean and jerk) in the 129 class, Briar Smith with a 455 total (240, 215) in the 154 class, Alex Cruz with a 565 total (300, 265) in the 183 class, Carter Semione with a 575 total (295, 280) in the 219 class and Dan Dodd with a 630 total (330, 300) in the unlimited class. second in two weight classes, behind Smith in the 154 class with a 450 total (235, 215) and behind Semione in the 219 class with a 515 total (290, 225). Holden Knapp was also a runner-up with a 290 total (145, 145) in the 119 class. Briar Schenck placed third behind Knapp in the 119 class with a 240 total (115, 125), while Tucker Kicklighter, Jesse Donahue and Mike Kirtley also placed third. Kicklighter had a 305 total (165, 140) in the 129 class, while Donahue had a 365 total (195, 170) in the 139 class. Kirtley had a 405 total (220, 185) in the 169 class. Josh Hughes placed fourth in the 199 class with a 475 total (250, 225), while the following with a 375 total (200, 175) in the 169 class, Colby Townsend with a 460 total (265, 195) in the 199 class and Jacob Morgan with a 255 total (150, 105) in the 238 class. Kaleb Vojnovski earned sixth place in the 183 class with a 430 total (225, 205). Lowery admitted he wasnt expecting the team to win its district this year. He said for the most part, the lifters did what they had to do, being successful on all of their bench press and clean and jerk attempts. We had to nail our six lifts. In most cases we did that, Lowery said, adding, It took having a good day for us to have our best day. Thursday, March 22, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B 340 E. 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Thats why Santa Fe College was the obvious choice to make when deciding where to take his talents after high school. Osteen signed a letter of intent to play for the Saints during a March 8 scholarship-signing ceremony in the KHHS media center. Im excited for the opportunity, he said. I cant wait to see what it has in store for me. Im excited to go close to home, but then again, its a really good college for pitching. Osteen said he received interest from such schools as College of Central Florida, Daytona State College, Tallahassee Community College and LaGrange (Georgia) College, but he likes what Santa Fe has to offer in assistant coach Conrad Flynn. Flynn pitched three years in the minors for Arizonas organization after playing three seasons at Tulane University. Hes also enjoyed his experiences on the Santa Fe campus. With his parents, Donny and Stephanie Osteen, looking on, Keystone Heights High School senior Connor Osteen signs his letter of intent to play baseball at Santa Fe College. Alan Mattox Hes confident in his abilities and certainly confident in his teammates. He never gets too ex cited. He never gets too down on himself. He just goes and does his job. nostalgic memories. Perhaps Senator Bradley has done the math and come to the same estate values in Southern Clay and Eastern Bradford County have stagnated since the 1960s. A comparison of prices in other similar areas reveals that property values would be much higher if the lakes were restorednot just on the waterfront, but throughout the surrounding area. A lot of economic value is locked up in those low water levels, and a lot lakes will generate a stream of revenue both public and private in vast economic improvement for a tiny fraction of what the state spends on a modest local form of an improved tax base, new business, jobs and property values throughout a large portion of the Senators district and into surrounding districts. Perhaps Senator Bradley sees that for the social and economic good of all lakes is an investment that cant be passed up. When dealing with other policy areas such as education and health care spending, Senator Bradley has focused on fairness. Because it lacks a large population and because the Lake Region has missed out on the modern era of politics in which government spending has spurred growth and development. highway, infrastructure or other economic development projects that fuel population and Lake Region has not received its fair share of government attention or spending. Perhaps Senator Bradley sees that the Lake Regions decline is not of its own making and that fair treatment will go a long way towards solving all the problems in that area. Before you start thinking have made me cynical about politicians and their motives, so Senator Bradleys handling of other legislative proposals and asked around in the lobbying consensus opinion on Bradley at that time seemed to be that he was an effective Senator, a straight shooter but a relative newcomer and maybe a bit nave in the positions he sometimes took. One friend told me that Bradley didnt always bet with the smart moneymeaning he sometimes goes his own way if it seemed the right thing to do. When the lake levels declined, economic activity declined and growth in the Lake Region ground to a halt. So, what has been much speculation about that. Some blame decreased rainfall or the water management district, others blame mining to the north that has consumed large quantities of water, still others blame the leaders at Camp Blanding for refusing to release additional water from Blandings lake reservoir, some blame overall increased consumption. these explanations, but they also miss the mark in one important interested players, including local politicians, industrialists and the water management district would like to see the lakes restored. But individually they either do not hold lake restoration as a primary objective or they have lacked the individual power like a complex problem with lots of moving parts, but Bradley has seen through all of that. drying up because of a lack of water. No part of the world has a greater abundance of clean, fresh water than North Florida. dry up by a failure of political vision and lack of leadership. leadership in the Lake Region has been no strong leader who could pull all the people together to keep the lakes from going dry as there is now to see the lakes restored. Senator Bradley seems not too interested in placing a rather simple and elegant solution to the problem and is focused on pulling people and resources together to solve it. He wants to pump excess water from where its not needed and put it suspect he will try something else. Pragmatism we used to leadership. in this issue, 20 percent of the members of the Florida Senate by allegations of wrongdoing. One of those forced out was the Senate Appropriations Chair. At a time when he was in desperate need of a leader with integrity, the Senate President turned to Senator Bradley to new role, the Senator stands for the proposition that the smart money doesnt always win and sometimes being known as a to lake restoration funding, he has improved education and health care funding for all the counties in his district. Guess what, lately all the smart money betting on Senator Bradley. Like think Senator Bradley is a man who gets things done and he will be with us for a long time, in ever more prominent roles. Don Bell Tallahassee BRADLEY KHHS wins District 9-1A weightlifting title The Keystone Heights High School boys weightlifting team won its third straight district championship. Pictured (in alphabetical order) are all who competed at the meet: Alex Cruz, Dan Dodd, Jesse Donahue, Josh Hughes, Tucker Kicklighter, Trent Kirk, Mike Kirtley, Holden Knapp, Cameron Musselman, Jacob Morgan, C.J. Parks, Briar Schenck, Carter Semione, Briar Smith, Brandon Spivey, Hunter Stitt, Dylan Thompson, Colby Townsend and Kaleb Vojnovski.
8B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 22, 2018 (904) 964-7555134 East Call Street Starke, FL Its Tax Time! Corporate and Individual Income Tax Services Full Bookkeeping & Payroll Services Audit & Accounting Services Business Consulting including Quickbooks & Accounting. Set up new Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships. Let the professionals at get the refund you deserve FAST Spring basketball tips off in Starke BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Whats more unusual than shoelaces, during a basketball game? How about a coach tying those shoelaces for his player? It was quite the norm, though, at the R.J.E. gym as 4-6-year-olds tipped off Concerned Citizens of Bradford Countys spring league on March 17. The league is made up of Cavaliers, Rockets, Spurs and Warriors in three age groups: Kiddie (4-6), Minor (7-10) and Junior (11-up). The Kiddie Rockets and Spurs played each other to start the days action, with coaches Rick Barr and Frazier Bass on court to give the little ones instruction and other assistance. Some shots were wild, and dribbling wasnt necessarily a part of the game, but seeds were being sown for the love of the game. Perhaps some of the Kiddies will grow up to be our future middle school and high school stars. More than anything else, playing is about one thing, which was emphasized by Barr as he addressed all of the players prior I need for you all to have some fun, he said. The league will host a March Madness opening ceremony on Friday, March 30, at 5:30 p.m. Kynley Turner is in the background. Jordan Brown handles the ball for the Rockets, with coach Frazier Bass Spurs player Wyatt Thornton drives into the lane for a shot attempt. giving instructions in the background. The Spurs Kenson Hankerson channels his Right: Tamaya McCloud (right) of the Spurs attempts to take the ball into the paint against Rockets player Cayson Hampton. inner Michael Jordan with his tongue sticking out. Tamaya McCloud (far right) puts up a shot for the Spurs Bella Hankerson and Darrell Pressley look on. Rockets player Darrell Pressley puts up a shot as Spurs players Kenson Hankerson (right) and Wyatt Thornton (background) look on. Jamila Hankerson pushes the ball upcourt for the Rockets against the Spurs Kenson Hankerson (left). Rockets player Bryant Malcolm (right) drives the ball past coach Rick UCHS softball team drops BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Kamaya Cohens groundout to second tied the score in the top of the third, but host Wewahitchka added two runs to defeat the Union County High School softball team 4-2 on March 17. Wewahitchka was the last Class 1A team to hand the Tigers (7-2) a loss, doing so in Kensley Hamilton, who hit an RBI triple, was the only Union batter with multiple hits, going 3-for-4. Prior to the long road trip, the Tigers improved to 4-0 in District 6 with a 15-0, four-inning win over visiting Hawthorne on March 13. Teala Howard drove in three runs, going 2-for-3 with a triple, while Cohen, Katie Caren, Tiffany Clark and Brooke Waters each drove in two runs. Clark and Waters went 2-for2 and 2-for-3, respectively. Waters and Caren each hit a double. Angela Shope went 2-for2 with a double and an RBI, while Lexi Androlevich and Shelby Spratlin each had an RBI. Androlevich hit a double, as did Randa Godwin. Starting pitcher Waters gave up two hits and no walks in innings, giving up no hits and one walk, while striking out The Tigers travel to play Hawthorne on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. and then travel to play Fleming Island on Friday, March 23, at 4:30 p.m. On Monday, March 26, Union travels to play Trinity Christian at 7 p.m. BHS softball team defeats Olive drives in 2, allows 5 hits BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Maggie Olive hit a two-run earned the win in the circle as the Bradford High School softball team defeated visiting West Port 6-3 on March 16. RBI, while Krista Hildebran, Emily McCoy and Savana Shealey each drove in one run. Hildebran went 2-for-2, while McCoy went 3-for-4. In the circle, Olive gave up two strikeouts. PK Yonge 2 Wiggins 3 for 3, 5 RBI Bradford (6-5, 4-2) entered inning win over District 5-5A opponent P.K. Yonge on March 13 in Gainesville, with Brooklyn Wiggins going 3-forShealey, who hit a double, and Macy Connor each had two RBI, while Olive, who also hit a double, and Shianne Cassels each had one RBI. McCoy and Harli Phillips went 3-for-4 and 2-for-3, respectively, with Phillips hitting a double. Gracie Blankenship went 2-for-4. Olive gave up one hit and one walk, while striking out four. The Tornadoes travel to play district opponent Newberry on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. before returning home to play district opponent Keystone Heights on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, March 27, Bradford travels to play district opponent Fort White at 6:30 p.m.
Library Senior Center School Honor Roll Thursday, March 22, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 9B FREE REMOVALREMOVALFREEof (used for research) at 904-964-6562 Speaker Schedule Mon. March 26 Dr. Kevin McBride MD, Shands Starke Medical Group Tue. March 27 Pastor Brad Bromling, First Christian Church Wed. March 28 Pastor Justin Kirksey, Madison Street Baptist Thur. March 29 Pastor Dale Wiseman, Bayless Highway Baptist Church Fri. March 30 Rev. Jay Therrell, Florida Conference of United Methodist ChurchSpeaker Schedule Mon. March 26 Dr. Kevin McBride MD, Shands Starke Medical Group Tue. March 27 Pastor Brad Bromling, First Christian Church Wed. March 28 Pastor Justin Kirksey, Madison Street Baptist Thur. March 29 Pastor Dale Wiseman, Bayless Highway Baptist Church Fri. March 30 Rev. Jay Therrell, Florida Conference of United Methodist ChurchAn offering will be taken each day to support Bradford County Food Pantry.Sponsored by Community Mens Fellowship Hosted by: Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30 Why do we call this Holy Week? What is Easter all about?Come hear Gods Pastors explain these critical truths. Please invite a friend for a time of fellowship, praise and adoration. Dont miss this event. You have five opportunities to come. Invite your staff, your work crew, friends and neighbors! 40 NoticesEQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 in which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate in which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, the tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005 42 Motor Vehicles & AccessoriesUP TO $500 CASH FOR JUNK $CARS$. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352-771-6191. CASH $ CASH $ CASH 47 Commercial DOWNTOWN STARKE Re for rent. 113-115 E. Call St. 144 to 1100 square feet available. Call Jerry at 904-364-8395 49 Mobile Homes & AccessoriesFREE!!! Mobile Homemust move!! Can be scrapped. 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Em ployee will be required to complete a Landfill Operator and an Inmate Supervision course within 6 months of employment. Graduation from high school or GED needed. Salary range will vary based on experience. Applications can be picked up at the Adminis on State Road 121, 2 miles north of Raiford, Florida. Deadline for submitting applications will be April 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. For further information, call 386-431-1000. New River Solid Waste is a drug-free workplace; drug testing will be required. NRSWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SALES HELP WANTED. Apply in person @ Normandy Homes, 7952-12 Normandy Blvd. LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL MLT/MT 12 Hour Shifts Director of Nursing Patient Access Coordinator-FT Nights Clinic Financial Specialist IT/Network Tech/ Accounting Asst. Dietary Aide RN, LPN, CNA Housekeeping Aide Please visit our website www.lakebutlerhospital.com for more information and to fill out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Opportunity / Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace Welder and helper needed. Bradley Sheet Metal, Keystone Heights. 352745-6508 SEEKING A Caregiver-CNA Park of the Palms Inc. is a Christian retirement community with an assisted living facility in search of a friendly, hardworking, reliable and compassion time position. Duties include: assisting residents in the activities of daily living, assisting in selfadministration of medica tion and etc. Employment dependent upon negative drug screening result. Those interested should pick up an application at our front office. The address is 677 Hebron Ave. Keystone heights Fl. 32656. Please call 352-473-6100 ext. 300 for more information. Jerome Poore, Jr.STARKE Jerry S. Poore Jr., age 69, of Starke passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 at Shands Gainesville after a sudden illness, with his daughters and son-in-law by his side. He was born on March 25, 1947 in Anne Arundel County, MD to Jerome Spencer Poore, Sr. and the late Gladys Marie Walch. He was raised in Maryland and was employed by the City of Bowie until his retirement in 2000. As a second job, he was employed by Laurel and Bowie racetracks up until his retirement. He was also a member of Co. #19 Bowie FD where he joined when he was 16 years old and was active until his retirement when he relocated to Florida to be closer to his daughters and grandchildren. To stay busy in Florida he took a job for Larry Reddish at Sonnys BBQ in Starke where he was still employed at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by: his mother, Gladys Marie Walch. Jerry is survived by: his daughters, Rebecca (Randy) Wheeler of Starke and Raina (Jason) Belcher of Orange Park; his father, Spencer Poore, Sr. of Odenton, MD; brothers, Larry (Linda) Poore of Mineral, VA, Tuffy (Kathy) Walch of Edgewater, MD; his grandchildren, Courtni Goodwin (James) Aldridge, Whitni Goodwin (Jeffrey) Andrews, Joshua Belcher, Colton Goodwin, Holden Goodwin and Allyson Belcher; great-grandchildren, Bentlee, Jaten, Tinleigh, Jye and Colby; and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Jerrys life was held on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Starke Golf and Country Club. PAID OBITUARYDavid PoppyLAWTEYDavid Guy Poppy, age 60, of Lawtey, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Jacksonville. David is survived by: his father, Guy C. Poppy of Mesa, AZ; his brother, Stephen C. Poppy of Lake Butler; and his sisters, Gail M. Hume of The Woodlands, TX, Jo Ellen Burns of Apache Junction, AZ, and M. Elisabeth Sloan of Mesa, AZ; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial dinner was held for family and friends at Davids favorite restaurant where he was remembered with much humor and joy as a man of many talents who often gave help, knew how to have a good time, and lived life simply.PAID OBITUARYNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING A SPECIAL EX CEPTION AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE BRADFORD COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Bradford County Land Development Regula tions, as amended, hereinafter re ferred to as the Land Development Regulations, objections, recommen dations and comments concerning a special exception, as described below, will be heard by the Plan ning and Zoning Board of Bradford County, Florida, at a public hearing on April 20th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room, North Wing, County Courthouse located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida. on the Hog Real Pit BBQ, to request a Special Exception be granted as provided for in Section 4.5.5 Ag-2 (Agricultural-2) # 20 of the Bradford County Land Development Regu lations to allow for a Recreational activity (Travel trailer park or camp ground) to be located at the property being described as follows; A parcel of land situated in the SE of Section 11, Township 8 South, Range 22 East and The NE1/4 of Section 14, Township 8 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida, and lying within Bradford County Parcel Numbers 05410-000101, 05410-0-00102 and 056620-00100 and containing 75.0 acres, more or less. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any inter ested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continu ation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calen dar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. At the aforementioned public hear ing, all interested parties may ap pear to be heard with respect to the appeal. Copies of the material are available for public inspection at the Office of the Director of Zoning, Planning, and Building, County Courthouse located at 945 North Temple Avenue, North Wing, Starke, Florida, during regular business hours. 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BrewerFREE CONSULTATIONDaryl S. BrewerLicensed Agent386firstname.lastname@example.orgINSURANCE We Are DebtorsOne day on a hill my Savior died, He paid the sin debt for you and I. So alone was he that wonderful day, On a hill so far away. His great agony was my gain, My safety was His pain. For God so loved the world that He sent His Son to die for you and me.by Henry Hodges Lawtey, FL LegalsStarkeJournal.com 7 UCHS weightlifters qualify for regionals BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Seven Union County High School boys weightlifters and Agelu Nunu, who were runners-up in their respective classes at the March 9 District 5 Thats about what we said, though he added coaches were hoping for two more. However, the fact that the meet was held during Unions spring break prevented two from lifting as they had planned family vacations. One of them wouldve The top six in each class at the District 5 meet earned the right to compete in the Region 3 meet, which will begin at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, at Baker County High School. Winners at all of the states regional meets receive automatic state berths, with the remaining totals from all the regional meets. I think we could have three make it to state, maybe four, Crawford had a 245 bench press and a 215 clean and jerk to of 460 in the 139 class. Nunu placed second in the unlimited class with a bench of 435 and a clean and jerk of 300 for a 735 total. Nunu placed fourth in last years district meet. Gage Hendricks and Shamar Highland each placed third. Hendricks had a 280 total (145 bench press, 135 clean and jerk) in the 119 class, while Highland had a 515 total (275, 240) in the 183 class. Blake Bass placed fourth in the 129 class with a 330 total (190, 140), while Maurice Strong was 615 total (350, 265). regionals as well with a sixthhad a 255 total (145, 110). LBMS Tigers bounce back Hancock: 5 RBI BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Ethan Hancock drove in four runs as the Lake Butler Middle School baseball team defeated innings on March 16. The Tigers (6-1) got one RBI each from Kyler Cohen, Ayden Elixson, Clay Fulgham, Lucas Johns, Dylan Lovelace, Ethan Moody and Eli Rimes. Fulgham and Hancock went 2-for-3 and 2-for-4, respectively, with Fulgham hitting a double. Starting pitcher Elixson gave up no hits in two innings, while striking out four. Lovelace and combined to allow two hits in three innings, with Lovelace striking out three in two innings and Agner striking out two in one inning. PK Yonge 0 Rawls, Lee, OSteen, Lovelace combine for shutout On Feb. 27, four pitchers combined to throw a shutout in at P.K. Yonge. Starter Quinten Rawls gave up one hit and no walks in TreVon Lee and Jake OSteen gave up no hits in one inning of work each, while Lovelace gave up one hit in one inning. Agner went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs, while Cohen, Moody, OSteen and Trevor Holtzendorf each had one RBI. Rawls went 2-for-4. Elixson: 2 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBI On March 14, Elixson went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and two RBI in Lake Butlers 10OSteen, who hit a triple, and Rimes each went 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Hancock went 2-for4 with an RBI. Lee had an RBI as well. Starting pitcher Moody gave up three hits in 3.1 innings. Rimes and Rogers combined to allow no hits in 1.2 innings. Lake Butler 4 loss on March 15, with host Baker County scoring 11 unanswered Elixson, who hit a two-run double to put the Tigers up 4-2 in the top of the fourth, went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Hancock had an RBI, while Lovelace went 2-for-2. The Tigers played Hamilton County this past Tuesday and will play at Ruth Rains on Tuesday, March 27, at 4 p.m. UCHS baseball team evens district record Shatto: 2 RBI Cox: Complete game BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Skyler Shatto drove in two runs in a three-run fourth inning to help the Union County High School baseball team defeat District 6-1A opponent Crescent City 7-5 on March 16 in Lake Butler. Paden Clyatt, Caden Cox, Trace Croft, Tripp Davis and Garrett Mullins each had an RBI as the Tigers (7-3) evened their district record at 1-1. Cox pitched a complete game, while striking out eight. Union County 0 On March 13, host Hamilton County took advantage of a walk and two singles to score a run in the bottom of the eighth to defeat the Tigers 1-0. Starting pitcher Davis gave up two hits before exiting in the eighth after giving up a two-out walk with no one on. He had 11 strikeouts. At the plate, Whip Davis went 2-for-4. Croft: 4 RBI Mullins: Complete game, Union bounced back, with Croft driving in four runs in the over host Mount Dora Christian Academy on March 15. Croft went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple, while Cox and Shatto each drove in two runs. Whip Davis and Tripp Davis went 3-for-4 and 2-for-4, respectively, with each driving in a run. Matthew Starling had an RBI as well. Mullins pitched the entire way, giving up three hits and one walk. He had seven strikeouts. The Tigers played Hamilton County this past Tuesday and will travel to play Crescent City on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. Union then hosts Bradford on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. KHHS baseball team falls by 8 runs in district game BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer The Keystone Heights High School baseball team was held to four hits in a 9-1 District 5-5A loss to host Palatka on March 16. Gary Searle had an RBI, while Nate Gagnon hit a double. Keystone (4-5, 2-3) entered win over host Bishop Snyder on March 15. Will Yeldell drove in three of the Indians nine runs in the third and fourth innings. Stevie Rodriguez, who went 2-for-3, also had three RBI, while Gagnon and Connor Osteen each had two RBI. Gagnon went 2-for-4, while Osteen hit a double. Andrew Cox and Alex Kanos each had an RBI, while Searle went 2-for-3 with a double. Kaison Haarvey hit a double as well. Osteen went the distance on and no walks, while striking out eight. Keystone played Class 6A Ridgeview this past Tuesday and will host Class 8A Buchholz on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. The Indians host district opponent Bradford on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. before traveling to play district opponent Fort White on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Coach Caleb Dukes looks forward to building the numbers back up in boys weightlifting at Bradford High School, but for now, hell gladly take what his team accomplished on March 9. Seven competed at the District School. All seven earned the right to advance to regional competition. Hey, were batting 1.000, Dukes said. Jakob Alvarez, Zion Barber and Tyrik Oliver led the way, winning their weight classes, while the four other lifters placed in the top six, punching their which will be held Saturday, March 24, at Baker County High School, beginning at 11:45 a.m. Dukes said the results stem from the lifters dedication, which has included working out early in the mornings and on days when there is no school, such as during the recent spring break. Its all the credit in the world to them, Dukes said. Alvarez and Barber each won his second straight district championship. Alvarez had a bench press of 450 and a clean and jerk of 295 to win the unlimited class with a 745 total, which was 10 pounds better than runner-up Agelu Nunu of Union County. Barber had a bench press of 330 and a clean and jerk of 285 to win the 169 class with a 615 total, which was 65 pounds better than teammate Taro Ward. Oliver had a bench press of 225 and a clean and jerk of 205 to win the 154 class with a 430 total, which was 10 pounds better than teammate Ian McGowan. McGowan and Ward were Bradfords only district runnersup. McGowan had a bench press of 210 and a clean and jerk of 210, while Ward had a bench press of 300 and a clean and jerk of 250. Jordan Luke placed third in the unlimited class with a 705 total (365 bench press, 340 clean and jerk), while Maurice Hewitt a 265 total (145, 120). Alvarez, Barber, Luke and Ward are looking to earn return will be held Friday, April 6, at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach. Winners at all of the states regional meets receive automatic state berths, with the comparing totals from all the regional meets. Ward, Zion Barber, Jordan Luke, Ian McGowan, Tyrik Oliver, Maurice Hewitt and (not pictured) Jakob Alvarez.
10B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 22, 2018 Week 1: April 3rdEating healthy can taste great!Week 2: April 10thEating healthy on a budget, Nutrition facts & Portion sizeWeek 3: April 17thLosing Weight & Maintaining a healthy body weightWeek 4: April 24thPhysical Activity & Overall Healthy LifestyleWhen?Every Tuesday 5:30-6:30pmWhere?Bradford County Health Dept. 1801 North Temple Ave. Starke, Florida 32091Space is limited, so please call Tracy Toms at 904.964.7732 ext. 1116 to register! Members of the Lake Butler Womens Club accepting a check from the Clay Electric Foundation. Pictured are: Jordan Wade, Jean Waters, Betty Emerick, Jean Brannen, Monica Bayer, Ann Hendricks, Harriet Maines, John Henry Whitehead and Bobbie Morgan. Members of the Lake Butler Rotary Club accepting a ceremonial check from the Clay Electric Foundation. Pictured are: Dale Walker, Tommy Spires, Bill McGill, Sara Owen, Art Peterson, Carlton Faulk, John Henry Whitehead, Steve Wellhausen, Joe Stephenson, Jordan Wade, Shane Collins, Ted Barber, Jennie Reed, Donna Harris, Russ Wade, Tricia Lake Butler Rotary and Womens Club Receive Grants from Clay Electric BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor The Lake Butler Rotary Club and the Lake Butler Womens Club have received grants from the Clay Electric Foundation which will allow they have been thinking about or working on for some time. John Henry Whitehead, the Clay Electric trustee for the district and Jordan Wade, Clay Electric in Lake City, visited both organizations Tuesday to present them with checks for the grants they have been awarded. Wade explained to Rotarians that the funds for the grant came from Clay Electric Foundations Operation Round-Up, a program which allows Clay Electric customers to round up the amount of their bills to the next dollar and have the money be put into the foundations coffers to support the efforts of community service organizations in the community. Wade noted that 93 percent of Clay Electrics 185,000 accounts were signed up for the program. He also noted that the two grants he to the Lake Butler/Union County community. All of the Rotarians attending the Tuesday meeting gather together to accept the ceremonial giant check, while club President Ted Barber accepted the real one. The grant to the Lake Butler Rotary Club was for $9,500 and Barber and President-elect Donna Harris said plans were to use the money to help support efforts like Farm Share and to work to bring more programs like it to the community. Whitehead and Wade than traveled to the Lake Butler Womans Club, where they were met by several members, who accepted the check for $10,500. The club plans to use the money to continue with the restorations of the historic clubhouse. money will be spent, but we are looking at several things still left to be done, such as the HVAC for the upstairs and the work on the outside of the building, said Ann Hendricks. Entrepreneurs Work Education Students BY TAMMY HARRISON Special to the Times Two Union County entrepreneurs have started a helps students with disabilities build self esteem. Kelsey Harrison, the reigning Miss Largo and Chase WilliamsOwner of Williams Technology have lunched Celebration of Abilities Inc. Proms and other opportunities The organization assists schools in the state of Florida in establishing Celebration of Abilities proms: the same event Harrison started while a student in Union County nine years ago In conjunction with the prom, schools will be able to coordinate special education days where students participate in baseball games or sporting events of their choice, participate in buddy programs with regular education students, participate in sporting management positions and learn schoolto-work career skills. All of this will help to incorporate inclusion opportunities for schools and communities. Future goals for this program are to develop a statewide curriculum where students have the opportunity in high school to learn about inclusion and how to be involved with students with exceptional needs. More information If you would like to receive more information about donate please visit http:// celebrationofabilities.org/ to help in your local area. Kelsey and Chase had the opportunity this past weekend to present their program to over 4,500 students at the Future Business Leaders of America student convention in Orlando. From this, they hope that their program will increase opportunities in schools throughout the entire state. Chase Williams and Kelsey Harrison, presenting the Celebration of Abilites prom concept to the Future Bueinss Leaders of America Convention on Orlando. the Operaton Round Up program.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 11B 40 Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is sub ject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 in which makes it illegal to advertise any pref erence, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimina tion. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custo dians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children un der 18. This newspa per will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate in which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwell ings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll-free at 1-800669-9777, the toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-4887082 ext #1005. 42 Motor Vehicles & Accessories $CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352-771-6191. 2006 MERCURY GRAND Marquis GS, 135,000 miles. Great condition, great price. $3,000 by appointment. 352-2155449. 47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE for rent. 113 E. Call St. Call Freddie American Dream Realty at 904509-9893. OFFICE LOCATION next for retail or can be made Call 904-364-9022. OFFICE LOCATED by 9022. OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT. Keystone Heights next to W.D. large conference room, tract. For info call 904364-9022. 48 Homes for Sale PORT on Myrtle Street. New roof, new paint. and upfront payment required. Call 904-3649022. 50 For Rent tric range, refrig. hard up, close to schools. sec. deposit. Senior & Milt. discount available. Service animals only, references. Call 904966-1334. WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-4681323. NEWLY RENOVATED Lake Butler. 1-678-4386828. painted, new carpet, mini blinds throughout, wood deck, nice yard, quiet area. 11071 SE deposit. Senior dis count. 904-571-6561 or 352-468-1093. ite counters, Jacuzzi garage. Lake access. Post Masters Village in Keystone Heights. mo. plus 1 month deposit. Call Dave 352-473-3560. FOR RENT: ACRE LOT Melrose. mo. Plus deposit. 904-707-6251. 53 A Yard Sales RUMMAGE SALE!! Starke SDA Church rummage sale. Sunday 8am-2pm. Everything cheap, lots of great items. Contact Primrose Lewis 904964-8766 for more infor mation. BIG YARD SALE. Sat urday. 8419 NW CR 229 Starke. Boy & girl clothes & shoes. Men & women clothes, & Household items. YARD SALE. 2375 NE 173rd St. Starke. 8am-? Friday & Saturday. 57 For Sale SOLID OAK KITCHEN good condition. $200. 904-964-5180. 65 Help Wanted LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL PRN Day Shift Para medic-12 Hour shifts. Please visit our web site www.lakebutler hospital.com for more out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Op bacco Free Workplace. LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL PTA & COTA-PRN Please visit our web site www.lakebutler hospital.com for more out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Op bacco Free Workplace. SECRETARY NEEDED PT. Must know Quick books, be good on computer. LABORER NEEDED must have drivers license. Able to lift 50 lbs. Call 904-9648596. Director of Oper THE CITY OF STARKE is seeking a highly responsi ble person to func tion as the Director of successful candidate will supervise all utility departments as well as Public Works and the warehouse. The Direc tor will be responsible for the daily operations of all departments falling un well as the following: assisting contracted engineers with the planning, design and construction of a large number of municipal projects; quirements for all departments and provides supervision and performance evaluations for appro priate supervisors; co ordinates work activities and priorities for each department; re views expenditures to ensure compli ance with approved budgets to ensure other related duties. Complete position de scription can be found at Career Source or www.cityofstarke.org The successful can didate should have at least 15 years of expe rience in progressively responsible positions in utility and public works operations, with a minimum of 5 years of substantial supervisory experience. Gradua tion from an accredited four year college or university with a in Civil, Electrical or Environmental En gineering or related for 5 years of required experience. A compara ble amount of training, education or expe rience can be sub stituted for the mini The City of Starke is an Equal Oppor tunity Employer and provides, retirement, health insurance, ample paid time off and sition is exempt from overtime and will require occasional callouts to supervise crews after normal work ing hours. Starting salary is in the $6575,000 range but is negotiable DOQ. Ap plications may be obtained through Career Source, as well as the City of Starke website. Deadline for submitting application, cover letter, and resume is April 20, 2018. LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL ARNP & PA-Part Time and PRN Please visit our web site www.lakebutler hospital.com for more out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Op bacco Free Workplace. THE BRADFORD COUN TY Solid Waste Depart ment is accepting appli part-time Site Attendant and Relief Driver at a pay rate of $10.00 per hour. Applicants must possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D and a CDL Class B License. Applications along with a detailed job descrip tion may be obtained from the Solid Waste Department, located at 925 N. Temple Avenue, Suite E, Starke, Florida 32091 or from the coun ty website at www.brad deadline for accepting applications is April 5, 2018, before the close of business. Bradford County is an Equal Op portunity Employer. For inquiries, please contact Solid Waste Director, Bennie Jackson at (904) 966-6212. THE BRADFORD COUN TY Solid Waste De partment is accepting applications for a fullGarbage Truck Driver at a pay rate of $14.00 per hour. Applicants must possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D and license. Applications along with a detailed job description may be obtained from the Solid Waste Department, lo cated at 925 N. Temple Avenue, Suite E, Starke, Florida 32091 or from the county website at www.bradfordcountyfl. gov. The deadline for accepting applications is April 5, 2018 before the close of business. Brad ford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For inquiries, please contact Solid Waste Di rector, Bennie Jackson at (904) 966-6212. LOOKING FOR FULLTIME STAFF to work tual disabilities in the to start. Must posses 1 yr. experience in pd childcare, healthcare or transportation & abili ty to pass background screenings. Must have a positive attitude. Call 904-964-7767 or send resume to progression email@example.com. 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Only standard abbrevations will be accepted.63 Love Lines 64 Business Opportunity 65 Help Wanted 66 Investment Opportunity 67 Hunting Land for Rent 68 Rent to Own 69 Food Supplements 70 Money to Lend 72 Sporting Goods 73 Farm Equipment 74 Computers & Computer Accessories 51 Lost/Found 52 Animals & Pets 53 Yard Sales 54 Keystone Yard Sales 55 Wanted 56 Trade or Swap 57 For Sale 58 Building Materials 59 Personal Services 60 Secretarial Services 61 Scriptures 62 Vacation/TravelCLASSIFIED DEADLINES TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED USE YOUR PHONE (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! 904-964-6305 DURRANCE PUMP Q UALITY SERVICE SINCE 1964 Pumps Sales Parts Service ST ATE LICENSE #1305 Handicapped AccessibleThis Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.Now Accepting Applications1 AND 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS 607 Bradford Court Starke, FLCall for more info 904-964-6216Hearing Impaired Only call 800-955-8771 E Q U A L H O U S I N GO P P O R T U N I T Y Southern Villas of StarkeAsk about our 1&2 BR Apartments HC & non-HC Units. 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Hires, supervises and evaluates all site coordinators. Maintains strong relationships with building leadership to support CIS service delivery at the schools. Develops, coordinates and implements initiatives to ensure and enhance effectiveness of CIS programs and services, and directs and supports development of an annual operations plan, school site plans and long-range strategic plan. Any other duties and responsibilities relating to the CIS Bradford operations as directed by the Board. AA or Equivalent work experience required. Excellent organization, training, coordination, fundraising, relationship, and leadership skills. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills, ability to negotiate. Well-connected in local education, social service and/or the business community. Email resum to firstname.lastname@example.org Job title: Executive Director Hours: Full Time Location: Bradford County BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT LAWNS & MOREQuality work for your budget John Wood ~ 904-796-9311Insured Mowing & More!!FREE ESTIMATES Sat & Sun Hwy 301 Calling all Construction Workers & MechanicsNew & Used Tools, Air Compressors, Boots, Hats and Custom Leather Belts Even a Decal or Flag to decorate your truck BUS DRIVERS NEEDEDUnion County School Board 40 hour Training Class provided. CDL required to enroll. Operation Barnabas to host free Easter event March 24 Operation Barnabas, a seeks to make a positive impact on the lives of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, is hosting an Easter Recon fundraiser, a free, family friendly event that will be held Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Fagan farm north of Keystone Heights (5821 S.R. 21). The event will include an Easter-egg hunt, a barbecue lunch, the chance to win door prizes, live music and entertainment, local vendors, a bounce house, face painting, hay rides and other activities. Also, a service dog will be presented to a veteran in need. For more information, please call 850-814-4320, or visit the events Facebook page (OperationBarnabasInc). Col. Samuel Elbert DAR meeting set for April 2 The Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its regular meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 2, at IHOP in Starke. Anne Smoak will be the hostess. Her program will be on Florida in the early 20th century. Do you have a Revolutionary War-era Patriot in your family tree? If you would like to DARs amazing genealogical resources. 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 in DAR. Please contact Leslie Harper (352-475-5090) or June Keefe (386-431-1830) for more information.
12B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 22, 2018 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Bailee Sheppard and Josh Worten exhibited the top two steers at the Bradford-Union 4-H and FFA Steer and Breed Show at the Bradford County Fair, while Walker Thompson and Nathan Boone exhibited the top two heifers. Sheppards steer was also the reserve grand champion. She received a rosette and buckle for each award, plus $300 for the homegrown grand championship, which was sponsored by Boone Septic. Wortens steer was also the homegrown reserve grand champion. He received rossettes and plaques for both awards as well as $150 for winning the homegrown reserve grand championship, which was sponsored by Union Power and Equipment. awards (in order) went to Sheppard, Worten, Chase Roberts, Walker Thompson and Karlie Hardee. Gordon Smith and Ward-Wiggins Farm sponsored the $150 and prizes, respectively, while Sal Perez Club Calves sponsored the $100 third-place prize. The Kiwanis Club of Starke sponsored the $75 fourthplace prize, while 3RD cattle prizes. The homegrown champion breeder (steers) was Rodney Cattle was named homegrown reserve champion breeder presented to both Walker Thompson showed the grand champion heifer, earning a rosette and belt buckle, while Nathan Boone showed the reserve grand champion heifer, earning a rosette and a plaque. Both animals were also the homegrown award winners, with Thompson receiving a rosette, buckle and $200, sponsored by Robby Worrell Construction, and Boone receiving a rosette, plaque and $100, sponsored by 3RD Cattle and Hulsey Hauling. heifer awards went to (in order) Thompson, Boone, Payton Thompson, Bailee Sheppard and Harley Seay. North Florida Cattlemens Association sponsored the $150, $125, $100 and $75 prizes, while 3RD Cattle prize. The homegrown champion breeder (breed) was Whitehead Family Cattle, while the homegrown reserve champion breeder (breed) was Boone Acres. Each received a Overall performance, showmanship The Zedra Hamilton family sponsored two overallperformance awards, with Josh Worten earning the steer award and Harley Seay earning the breed award. Tanner Connell received the $200 Citizenship Award, sponsored by the Harold E. Waters family in memory of Donna and Lynne Waters. Kaylie Whitehead earned the Tough Girl Award and received a pocket knife. In the Bradford-Union Cattlemens Association showmanship contest, Nathan senior division, followed by Bailee Sheppard, Josh Worten. Madison Bennett and Tara Holtzendorf. Cash prizes were sponsored by Bradford County Farm Bureau ($300), Joe Hendricks Farm ($200), EC Cattle ($150), Kellie Connell ($100) and GL Cattle ($75). Harley Seay placed division, followed by Walker Thompson, Maci Whitehead, Madison Brown and Brady Pearson. Prizes were sponsored by Badcock of Starke and Lake Butler ($300), Emerson Nursery and Rental Plants ($200), Bradford Soil and Water Conservation ($150), Westside Feed II ($100) and Patrick Hartley Welding ($75). the junior division, followed by Sydney Box, Ryder Thompson, Noah Williams and Karly Shatto. Prizes were sponsored by Teal Tile Carpet ($300), Swift Creek Realty ($200), Bradford Soil and Water Conservation ($150), Westside Feed II ($100) and Realtor Kayla Alvarez ($75). gain awards Bradford-Union Cattlemens Association Herdsman Award winners were Tara Holtzendorf (senior), Katie Caren (intermediate) and Shayna Durrance (junior). Their $125 prizes were sponsored by Suburban Carpet Cleaners (senior) and Thompsons Auto Sales (intermediate and junior). Kaylie Whitehead and Madison Bennett placed second and third, respectively, in the senior division, with Suburban Carpet Cleaners sponsoring the $100 secondplace and $75 third-place awards, respectively. Kendal Stalnaker placed second in the intermediate division, followed by Hunter Williams. Their awards were sponsored by Whitehead Family Cattle. In the junior division, Jordan Hamilton was second, followed by Kody Stalnaker. Bradford Soil and Water Conservation sponsored the second-place award, while Clyatt Well Drilling sponsored the third-place award. In the steer weight-gain contest, Garrison Ritch placed sponsor Gator II Farm Supply/ Ken Mueller. Judd Connell and Jenna Ritch tied for AAA Hay Farms sponsoring the $62.50 prizes. Record book In the Bradford 4-H Intermediate record-book contest (steer), Jordan Hamilton and Walker Thompson placed Grant Dicks and Ella Dicks respectively, in the Union Intermediate 4-H record-book contest. In 4-H Junior record book, Garrison Ritch and Jacee respectively. Williams Cattle sponsored the intermediate division, while Gordon Smith and North Florida Custom Meats sponsored the $30 secondplace prizes. North Florida Custom Meats sponsored the junior division prizes. Josh Worten and Jenna Ritch Senior record-book contest (steer). The Kiwanis Club of Starke and North Florida Custom Meats sponsored the place prizes. Macy Malphurs and Trevor second in the FFA Junior record-book contest. Randy Conner and Boone Acres Cattle place prizes, respectively. In the 4-H recordbook contest (breed), Tara Holtzendorf and Tatum Howard senior division, while Walker Thompson and Noah Williams intermediate division. Shayna junior division, while Ryder Thompson and Addison Wright tied for second. Bob and Janice Tyliczka and Bennett Farms sponsored the place awards in the senior division. Emerson Nursery and Rental Plants sponsored the intermediate awards, while Eric Crawford and Shatto Heating and Air sponsored the junior awards. Katie Caren and Harley in the FFA Senior record-book contest (breed). EC Cattle and North Florida Custom Meats and $30 second-place prizes, respectively. Trevor Holtzendorf and Eli respectively, in the FFA Junior record-book contest. Malcolm Hill sponsored the prizes. Bradford-Union Cattlemens Association Herdsman Award winners were Tara Holtzendorf (senior), Katie Caren (intermediate) and Shayna Durrance (junior). Their $125 prizes were sponsored by Suburban Carpet Cleaners (senior) and Thompsons Auto Sales (intermediate and junior). Kaylie Whitehead and Madison Bennett placed second and third, respectively, in the senior division, with Suburban Carpet Cleaners sponsoring the $100 secondplace and $75 third-place awards, respectively. Kendal Stalnaker placed second in the intermediate division, followed by Hunter Williams. Their awards were sponsored by Whitehead Family Cattle. In the junior division, Jordan Hamilton was second, followed by Kody Stalnaker. Bradford Soil and Water Conservation sponsored the second-place award, while Clyatt Well Drilling sponsored the thirdplace award. Sheppard, Thompson show top steer, heifer at fair Strawberry Invitational set The Starke Golf and Country Club will host the 51 st Strawberry Invitational April 14-15. Players will be placed in one round scores. The entry fee is $135 per player. Meals are included in the cost. To register, please call the Starke Golf and Country Club at 904-964-5441, or send email to jacksonville@amateurgolftour. net. Starke Kiwanis golf tournament is Good Friday The Kiwanis Club of Starke is hosting its annual fundraising golf tournament on Friday, March 30, beginning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. The format is a four-man scramble with an entry fee of $50 per person. The fee includes cart, lunch, goodie bag and prizes. Cash prizes will be awarded A prize drawing will be held, with tickets for entry available for $1 each or 25 for $20. For more information, please contact Cheryl Canova (904964-5382), Pat Mundorff (352274-8277), Jim Lewis (352494-3296) or Paul Metivier (352-234-5066).