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USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, May 10, 2018 45 th Year 1 st Issue 75 CENTS Lake Region Monitor Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication 904-964-6305 904-964-8628 Hearing set on charter recommendations BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Clay Countys Charter Review Commission is beginning public hearings on the changes it is recommending voters consider this year. Commissioners carefully selected dates on which a majority of them could attend, although the board attorney advised the hearings would probably be of little public 10 minutes. The Charter Review Commission ended months of discussions April 26 with an item that wont make it to the ballot having an elected county manager. The board is advancing two recommendations, however, and both deal with the county commission. Issue one concerns term limits. If approved, the charter amendment would increase term limits from two consecutive four-year terms to three consecutive terms. It would also impose a lifetime limit of three four-year terms. There is currently no lifetime limit. It is possible for a commissioner to serve eight years, take four years potentially winning two more consecutive terms. The new rule would limit lifetime service to three terms, consecutive or not. The second issue proposes to increase commissioners salaries, which currently lag far behind similarly sized counties. In most counties, which are non-charter counties, the state sets the salaries for on county population and pay raises given to state employees. The state nevertheless calculates a salary for charter counties in its annual report. For 2017-18, Clay commissioners salaries would have been set at $73,686 by the state. In reality, they earn $37,000. The Charter Review Commissions recommendation would raise the salary in steps over several years and erase the requirement that voters must approve salary changes in a general election. In the 2019be raised to 55 percent of the state calculation. The following year, it would go to 60 percent, percent. The percentage would remain at 70 percent from that point forward. The salary could increase regularly with the state calculation, but never to 100 percent of that calculation. Based on todays numbers, 70 percent of the state calculation comes to $51,580 a year for each county commissioner. The public hearings on these recommendations are set for May 9, May 24 and June 13 at 7 p.m. in the county commission of the Administration Building, 477 Houston St. in Green Cove Springs. Meetings can also be viewed online at www. also include discussion of recommendations to the county for the selection of future charter commission members. The issue was raised during a discussion April 26 about appointments this year that could have potentially For example, there is an on the charter commission as well as a relative of the county clerk. Some immediately took offense at the conversation, feeling their integrity was being questioned. In the end, rather than request restrictions on appointments, the charter commission will discuss suggestions like ethics training for future members. BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor In a complete reversal of course perhaps a moment of clarity the Clay County School Board has opted for a school security plan it can afford without asking voters to approve a $10 million tax increase. Having a sheriffs deputy in each school may have been the most attractive option, but its an option that would cost the district millions of dollars it doesnt have, Superintendent of Schools Addison Davis told the school board May 3. Instead of deputies in every school, Davis offered the board another option that kept deputies in the high schools and added them to the junior highs but used other campuses. Rather than law enforcement guards 27 of them at the elementary school campuses. Their authority would be limited to preventing an assailant from attacking the school. These concealed weapons permit holders would be required to attend 144 hours for training Psychological evaluations are also required. They are not volunteer security employees who would be paid around $23,000 annually The cost of a deputy in every school was $5.6 million a year. Substituting security guards for elementary schools is a much more manageable $1.2 million. We obviously have a responsibility for our students safety, and Option 2 meets that Ashley Gilhousen said. Its the option she said she would support until there was funding to put a deputy in every school. School Board Member Betsy Condon had a problem assigning new 27 gun-toting employees to a single supervisor when See SAFETY, 3A Congressman defends guns, tax cut BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Rep. Ted Yoho promoted the cut, defended gun ownership and warned about Chinas growing threat to the U.S. during his Clay County town hall meeting at Ridgeview High School in Orange Park and a BradfordUnion town hall meeting, held Saturday at the Charley E. Johns Conference Center in Starke. Yoho started each meeting by touting the accomplishments of the 115 th Congress and the Trump administration, including the of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. by the lack of progress on immigration legislation and congresss failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Yoho also reiterated his pledge to limiting himself to eight years in congress, declaring that if reelected this year, the 116 th congress will be his last. China Yoho also spoke in grave terms about the emergence of China, both as an economic rival to the U.S. and potential military adversary. said. We have a $367-billion steal over $600-billion a year in intellectual property, whether its pirated movies or pirated ball bearings. They reverse engineer stuff and manufacture it with our companies labels on them and Yoho also said U.S. leaders cannot trust Chinas President: Xi Jinping, whom Yoho described as They told President Obama in 2015 that they would not militarize the islands that they dredged up in the South China leadership. The Philippines took them to court at the World Court in The Hague and (the court) said: You have no claim to this area, but yet China went ahead and dredged up 4,500 acres of coral reefs and made islands out of them that are militarized now with airstrips, missile defense systems and varied military radars. Their goal is to march around the world, and theyre putting sea ports in Sri Lanka and theyre doing one in He also said China is building its Navy to rival the United Page 2 Softball team continues march toward state title. Regional news. 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2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, May 10, 2018 USPS 114-170 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Keystone Heights, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Lake Region MonitorP.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091 131 W. Call Street Starke, FL 32091Phone: (904)964-6305 Fax: (904)964-8628 Daniel Hildebran, General Manager Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six monthsEditor: Dan Hildebran Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: John R. Tillman Typesetting: Eileen Gilmore Advertising & Newspaper Prod: Beth Tillman Bookkeeping & Classified Adverts: Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping Asst: Linda Lacombe Front office Asst: Jenny Starnes Publisher: John M. Miller Lake Region Monitor County may resume culvert replacement BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Clay Countys Planning Commission has approved a recommendation that the county return to the practice of repairing failing driveway culverts. Dale Smith, director of engineering services and public works, passed responsibility for repairing those culverts to property owners in 2009 as a way to save money following the economic downturn. It did save some money, theres no doubt about it. But the one thing that wasnt thought about is most citizens cannot afford four, six, eight thousand dollars to replace their driveway The result is many problem culverts went unaddressed and that damaged storm water drainage. The county cannot collapsed culvert. Smith said not maintaining the driveway culverts is now actually costing the county money. When it eventually washes out the road. After every major rainfall event, Im sending 10, 15, 20 yards of dirt out and regrading the roads because I cannot force the homeowner to replace his Ive been with the county for a little more than two years, and its something Ive been chasing gotten permission to request a The change will require an amendment to the Land Development Code. Making up for years with no repairs will take much longer. Im seven years behind, it will take us quite a few years to Smith was asked if other options were considered. Going through code enforcement for each case of non-compliance would be a lengthy process, and there is no system in place for the county to perform the work and then bill the property owners. The county would still culverts need to be replaced. The replacements all fall within county right of way and do not include repairs to the driveways over the culverts. The replacement costs will be covered by existing gas tax revenue. STEM project coming to Starke, Keystone Santa Fe College has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation. The funds, which are expected to total $467,713 over three years, will be utilized to increase the number and diversity of students entering STEM-related careers. The project, entitled Guitar, Robotics and Rocketry Advanced will be located at three rural Santa Fe College centers: The Andrews Center in Starke, the Davis Center in Archer and the Watson Center in Keystone Heights. It is a really exciting project that will help bring rural students Lehman, director of grants Advancement. The students served by GRRATE will include those not traditionally rural, minority, low socioeconomic, Students in the program will be able to work with STEM industry partners in the community in order is required to have successful careers GRRATE will also educate traditional methods. SF Davis Center students there will be using math and science to build guitars. Theres a lot of algebra that goes into where the guitar frets go. Our students will get the opportunity to learn in a very creative environment. how to get the sound from the guitar The funds from the grant go into effect July 1. For more information about the grant and Project GRRATE, contact SFs Dean of Access and Inclusion Cheryl Calhoun at cheryl.calhoun@ or 352-395-5719. to Jerry Jackson in of service as a Sunday reads: Mrs. Jerry Jackson reads: Instruct the wise congregation. We need more committed Christians year out. When times get tough Im sure (Jerry) saw some tough times and some good times, but she stayed steady. She stayed


Thursday, May 10, 2018 Lake Region Monitor 3A the board had voted to support standing policy that anyone but be prohibited from possessing weapons on campus. she asked, expressing compromising safety by not less experienced individuals in order to pay them less and only when school is in session. Superintendent Davis said Clay County would not be alone in implementing this type of model. What changed is we found out what it cost and how underfunded Carol Studdard said. Working with the county commission, they would have had to come up with $4.5 million to get the program up and running, and then $5.6 million to get through the school year with no hope of seeing any new money from a proposed tax increase before the end of 2019. While Studdard begged Condon to tell them where they should get the money, Condon declared she would not be bought, imagining the worstcase scenario of a poorly trained security guard shooting a student. Im not comfortable telling parents their kids have a price tag She was the lone dissenting vote to approve Option 2. When it came time to adopt a resolution requesting the county commission place a property tax referendum on the August primary ballot, Condon also objected to the generic wording that did not specify the revenue was for school security. Ive heard from a number of voters that said they will not support a blank check for the She moved to approve the resolution with revised language specifying safety and security, and Gillhousen supported it with a second. Studdard said they were tying the boards hands. Condon said at 1 mill a year for four years, they would generate an additional $40 million, but the board had just approved a plan that would cost around $8 million over the same period. She wanted to know that the additional money is going to be spent on beyond paying security guards and hardening schools. Davis said they could spend $40 million on hardening schools alone. Studdard said the approval of security guards under Option 2 was a temporary move until the board could fully fund a deputy in each school. Gilhousen said they were asking taxpayers for a lot of money and they need to make sure it is spent on school safety and not operations in general. We also represent the taxpayers, and they expect us to do what we say were going to do with the money that they why earmarking the money is the right thing to do, she added. There werent enough votes to do that, however, or even to move forward with any referendum at this time. School Board Member Janice Kerekes, who supports holding a tax referendum during a special election, was of the opinion they were moving too fast just to get on the primary ballot. Whether the county commission remains amenable to funding school security to the tune of nearly $1 million a year remains to be seen. The commission has been paying more than 60 percent of the cost in every school and the school board came seeking additional money, county commissioners said it was time for the school board to fully accept responsibility for security costs and establish its own funding stream to cover those costs. The county commissions continued cooperation was contingent on the school board moving in that direction. SAFETY Continued from 1A States and that the Chinese have developed hypersonic weapons, that can take out our military Guns Audience members asked the U.S. Representative about gun control in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting. Yoho said he is a defender of the second amendment, although he favors the banning of bump stocks and other devices that would convert semi-automatic weapons to fully automatic. He said he opposes outlawing assault weapons including AR-15s and said government and law enforcement resources should instead focus on mental health counseling and the juvenile justice system. Weve got to focus on violence, and weve got to focus Weve got to go after the cause of why people would want to pick up an instrument and hurt anybody, whether its a gun, a knife, a car, or anything. Thats a societal problem that we need to address as Americans, and those are not Republican or Democratic issues. But some people want to focus on one issue, whether its a gun or something else. We need to focus on the underlying Yoho also said that school superintendents, state attorneys that Floridas juvenile justice system is broken. He also said the manner in which disruptive students are handled at school is counterproductive. They have kids that are in school that have disciplinary pulled out of class, and they go into the ESE classrooms where theres kids with learning disabilities. (Then) the teachers spend 80 percent of their time Tax cut When asked why he voted for the Republican tax cut bill last year when it was rushed through congress and is to add responded that he disagreed with the premise of the question. Yoho said of the legislation. That things been talked about for two years. Theyve been working on this in committee, The CBO (Congressional said that it was going to add $1.5 The CBO is wrong more times than theyre right. They said there was going to be 25 million people thrown off the Affordable Care Act if we repealed it. Thats Yoho then challenged the audience members. And if anybody in here if youve got a negative response that you can document to me that the tax bill was bad for you let Ive had people stop me on said of the tax cuts. One person came up theyre getting $120 extra every paycheck, thats every two weeks. Another guy was $500 a month extra, thats added. Look at the building going on that started probably six months after the last administration came in. Were spending money. Look at the investment that companies are doingand its over and over and over again that this is YOHO Continued from 1A As spring temperatures warm, bears are becoming more active, which increases opportunities Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reminds Florida residents and visitors they can take steps to reduce negative interactions with bears and other wildlife. Bears are starting to come out of their winter dens and said Dave Telesco, who directs the FWCs Bear Management Program. Dont give a bear a reason to hang around in your neighborhood. Remove anything that might attract a bear. If they Female bears that gave birth to cubs that weighed only 12 ounces by the end of January are beginning to move around more with their young, which may now weigh 5 to 10 pounds. As the cubs continue to grow, the family unit will roam and will likely be more visible to people. While black bears generally are not aggressive, they have injured people in Florida. Never intentionally approach any bear. When walking dogs, keep them close to you preferably on a non-retractable leash and be aware of your surroundings. Dogs can trigger defensive behaviors from bears, especially females with cubs. To keep bears away from your home and neighborhood, follow these simple tips: Secure household garbage in a sturdy shed, garage or a wildlife-resistant container. Put household garbage out on morning of pickup rather than the night before. Secure commercial garbage in bear-resistant dumpsters. Protect gardens, beehives, compost and livestock with electric fencing. Encourage your homeowners association or local government to institute bylaws or ordinances to require trash be kept secure from bears. Feed pets indoors or bring in leftover food and dishes after feeding outdoors. Clean grills and store them in a secure place. Remove wildlife feeders or make them bear-resistant. Pick ripe fruit from trees and bushes and remove fallen fruit from the ground. It is illegal in Florida to intentionally feed bears or leave out food or garbage that will attract bears and cause humanAs bears increase their movements this time of year, they also increase the number of roads they cross. For the safety of yourself and bears, remember to slow down when driving, particularly on rural highways at dawn or dusk. Watch for road signs identifying bear crossing areas. Each year in Florida, an average of 240 Florida bears are killed after being hit by vehicles. com/Contact, and click on region. If you feel threatened by a bear or want to report someone who is either harming bears or intentionally feeding them, call the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922). More information is available at, where you can access the Guide to Living Help us help bears and other wildlife by purchasing the Conserve Wildlife tag at


4A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, May 10, 2018 Superintendent of Schools Addison Davis will launch an inaugural Superintendents Student Advisory Council for the 2018-2019 school year. This opportunity provides a forum for students to have direct communication and interaction with Davis as well as the chance to discuss strategies to improve education experiences. The council will allow students to voice their opinions on a variety of topics and work to create solutions for select issues that are important to students and the school district. The Superintendents Student Advisory Council will be comprised of student ambassadors from grades 7-12 serving as the voice of their respective student bodies. Davis will lead this council in a manner that encourages student voice to the goal of developing young leaders as educational advocates. Participants will engage in conversations with Davis related to rigorous and diverse academic experiences, robust extracurricular opportunities, comprehensive student support services, fair and consistent school culture and discipline, authentic platforms for student voice and representation, technology, college and career readiness, student leadership, and community outreach. The council will meet monthly to discuss relevant and pressing topics centered on public education. All participants will receive training on how to best represent their peers and school district through public speaking, understanding education legislative, Roberts Rules of Order, along with student advocacy. The council will be comprised of two scholars from each grade level, who will represent the diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences of students across Clay County District Schools. Students will be selected by an application process, which will be reviewed by district level staff. Students who aspire to participate will be: selected via an open application process based on character, academics, community involvement, rationale for joining the council, commitment to serve, and the unique perspective he or she brings to the council. expected to serve an eight-month term that begins September and concludes in May. expected to participate in monthly meetings with the superintendent, bi-monthly leadership development workshops, and other special events. expected to provide input on upcoming policy decisions and best practices. Meetings will be held on a monthly basis on Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Meetings will be located at the Teacher Training Center located on the Fleming Island High School campus. The application can be found at The deadline for applications is June 1, 2018 BY ATHIE SANDERS Special to the Monitor Santa Fe Audubon Society by FWC Biological Scientists Allan Hallman at Camp Blanding to observe mating behaviors of Southeastern American kestrels and other birds. The group caravanned from Heritage Park in Melrose to the Treat Road entrance of Camp Blanding. Hallman met and led the caravan throughout Blanding visiting some of the kestrel boxes involved in their management program. The Southeastern American kestrel is the smallest falcon found in the U.S. Its diet is primarily grasshoppers and lizards. They use a perch to locate and observe prey then feet. The Southeastern American kestrel, unlike the kestrels that breed in the rest of North America, are a non-migratory subspecies and do not disperse far. Their habitat in Florida like to nest in cavities in large, dead trees. Kestrel habitats have been threatened by development and other environmental threats such as pesticides. The Southeastern American kestrel is a protected threatened species in Florida. The program at Camp Blanding provides nesting boxes to increase the population of kestrels. Camp Blanding has over 40 kestrel nesting boxes located throughout the acreage. The boxes are mounted 10 to 20 feet high on wooden poles. Hallman regularly checks the boxes and records data which pushes interventions to assist the development of the kestrel population. Hallman uses a camera mounted on a telescoping pole to check the boxes from the ground. This camera is the he said. Once viewing the contents of the box with the camera, Hallman gets his ladder and climbs up to the box. If eggs Hallman records their stage of development. He cleans the box through the use of a side door. Contrary to popular belief it does not harm the Hallman provided the group close up viewings of kestrel eggs and chicks. One of the boxes checked had an owl and her young in residence. Another had three to remove them. Often, they come right back so we have to trip Hallman detoured to a long leaf pine habitat that had recently undergone a controlled burn. At this site trees were marked with double white painted bands to indicate locations of pine trees that had active nest of red-cockaded woodpeckers. The woodpeckers live in live trees. While observing the trees you can see pine sap covering the trunk of the tree, making it appear like a candle. The woodpecker drills holes around their cavity to cause the dripping of sap. not impossible for predator snakes to climb the tree. Part of the restoration efforts for the birds includes controlled burns of the forest. If not burned about every three years, the birds tend to vacate the area. Burns are often not favored by nearby residents due to smoke and possible lack of containment of the Hallman. The red-cockaded woodpeckers are a federally listed endangered species. Their habitat, the longleaf pine ecosystem, has been eliminated from 97 percent of the lands it once occupied. Through management at Camp Blanding, a population of red-cockaded woodpeckers has been restored to a point considered stable and scientists can translocate birds to other restoration projects. Thirty birds is a recovered population for the and FWC work together to manage the environment while providing a training facility for the National Guard. a unique opportunity to explore Camp Blanding. Military operations were ongoing in many areas. Camp Blanding offers numerous recreational opportunities to residents. We are here to protect wildlife and provide said Hallman. for viewing. and Shard Lambert assist. mounted camera resting viewing of nest contents from the ground. move into the boxes. We try to move them out. Often


Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, May 10, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Starkes DeSue enjoys Honor Flight trip with other veterans BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer For so long, Starkes Amos DeSue kept his service in the Korean War in the past as he moved forward with his life. His wife said the experience was one he didnt like to talk about. That changed recently when DeSue, 86, enjoyed a positive experience as one of more than 40 veterans who toured Washington, D.C., on April 4, courtesy of Honor Flight Network, a thousands of veterans to the nations capital annually as a way of thanking them for their service. DeSue, who served in the Marines, visited the Korean War Veterans Memorial as well as other memorials as part of whirlwind, 31-hour trip. Bruce Williams, who helped get DeSue included in the Honor Flight trip, said the trip had quite an impact on DeSue, who was thanked by numerous people while he was in D.C. Amos was a bit emotional people who shook his hand and expressed gratitude for his service, Williams said. Jenny Lamoree, who is DeSues wife, said, He enjoyed it very much, adding, Thats all he talks about. While many people were going to bed or thinking about going to bed on the night of April 3, DeSues trip was getting its start. He left Starke for the American Legion post in Fruitland Park at 10 p.m. He, the other veterans he traveled with and the volunteer guardians who accompanied the veterans participated in a departure meeting at 2 a.m. on April 4 before departing for Orlando International Airport Airport departed at 6:30 a.m. The veterans arrived in D.C. at 8 a.m. and began a tour, which included visiting the memorials Orlando departed at 8 p.m. after At 1:15 a.m. on April 5, DeSue and his traveling group received a motorcycle and police escort from Leesburg to the American Legion post in Fruitland. The Villages Fire Department provided a water salute at 1:30 a.m., followed by welcome-back ceremonies at 2 a.m. Williams, a Villages resident who owns Bradford Village Apartments, learned of Honor Flight when his church First Presbyterian of Wildwood hosted a homecoming for a member upon his return from an Honor Flight trip. This part of the state Each Honor Flight veteran has the chance to visit the


2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, May 10, 2018 It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your County Commissioner for the past 8 years. God has blessed and there has been alot of accomplishments. August 28th I am running for re-election. Your prayers and support is greatly appreciated. With your prayers and Gods blessing there is nothing we cannot accomplish. Please check out my facebook page @DannyriddickBCC. Please Like and Share!RE-ELECT DANNY RIDDICKCounty Commissioner District 4 Pol. Adv. Pd. for and app. by Danny Riddick for Bradford County Commissioner District 4 Health ranks Union counties lowest in Inmate populations factor in study BY TRACY LEE TATE Telegraph-Times-Monitor Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute recently completed their annual study of health outcomes and health factors. For each county in the U.S., the study measures factors that affect health and well-being like tobacco use, diet and exercise, alcohol and drug use and sexual activity. The study also assesses the availability and quality of health care in each county and considers social and economic factors, as well as the physical environment of each jurisdiction. The study derives health outcomes by measuring years of life lost before age 75. It also assesses overall quality of life by counting self-reported unhealthy days. The study also reports the percentage of babies born at a low birth weight. The study ranks Clay County 13 th of the 67 Florida counties in health outcomes, while ranking Bradford County 62 nd and Union County 67 th. Both Union and Bradford countys inmate population is included in the report. As for length of life, the study ranked Clay County at 18, Bradford at 65 and Union at 67. All three counties show a higher number of premature deaths than the state average and somewhat higher self-reported sick days. Low birthweight babies account for 11 percent of the births in Bradford County, 10 percent of the births in Union County and only 8 percent of the births in Clay County. In the area of health behaviors, the study reports that 18 percent of the adult population of Clay County smoke, compared to 22 percent for Bradford and 25 percent for Union. Adult obesity in Clay County is also the lowest of the three at 29 percent, with 36 percent reported for Bradford and 38 percent reported for Union. Clay County scores the highest for excessive alcohol consumption at 22 percent, with Bradford at 17 percent and Union at 16 percent. There seems to be little correlation between the above impaired driving deaths, however, with Clay County ranked 41 st Union 45 st and Bradford at 28 th in the state. Among the three counties, the availability of primary care physicians is much higher in Clay: one for every 1,760 persons. In Bradford availability is lower, at one physician for every 2,690 residents and according to the study, primary physician availability in Union County is less than one-half of that in Clay, with one physician for every 3,810 residents. However, all three counties rank lower than the state average of one physician for every 1,380 residents. The availability of dentists and mental health providers are also low for the local counties, in the area for the health care professionals, followed by Union and then Bradford. All three counties ranked better than the state average on unemployment. The state rate was 4.9 percent, Bradfords: 4.3 percent, Union: 4.4 percent and Clay: 4.5 percent. Only Clay County scored lower than the state on the percentage of children in poverty, with the state at 21 percent and Clay County at 14 percent. Bradford County showed 27 percent of children living in poverty, with Union close behind at 26 percent. Clay County also scored below the state percentage of children living in single-parent homes. The state rate was 38 percent, Clays was 29 percent and both Bradford and Union counties rate were at 40 percent. The study makes a number of suggestions of how community leaders may improve health outcomes for their residents. The report can be accessed at www. doesnt have an Honor Flight learned that Honor Flight in The Villages would accept veterans from anywhere, so Williams DeSues behalf. DeSue, who was born Oct. 31, 1931, grew up in Starke with his mother, Linnie DeSue, and served in either the Marines or the Army. As for his decision to join the Marines in the early 1950s, DeSue, in a March 29 Telegraph story, said, If you werent going to school, you were going to work. I was at that age that I could go into the military. DeSue returned to Starke after his service. He had a family, marrying Jarutha, who still lives in Starke, and having four children: sons Glen and Guy (now deceased) and daughters Carol and Sandra. Glen, who starred in athletics at Bradford High School and goes by the nickname Beaver, still lives in Starke. Carol lives in Georgia, while Sandra lives in Orlando. The marriage didnt last. After a divorce, DeSue went to traveling. Hed spend a month or like it there and then move on to somewhere else. He traveled throughout Florida and then gradually made his way up north, stopping in Poughkeepsie, New York. DeSue worked in a variety of jobs, from painting houses to driving a bus. It was in New York where DeSue met and married Lamoree. At the age of 62, DeSue decided he wanted to move back to Starke to be closer to his children. He got a job driving a bus upon his return, which he did until the age of 75. He still keeps buys as he has a regular customers. DESUE The following is an announcement of intention to I am Tom Wells. I am running for U.S. Congress in FL CD3 the seat currently held by Dr. Ted Yoho. I am by education a theoretical physicist earning my B.S. at CalTech, my PhD at U. of Maryland. I worked 15 years at GaTech helping to develop the groundwork for Stealth technology required by the Department of Defense. After doing the electromagnetic (EM) engineering at a couple of small companies, I established my own company in 2005 giving me the opportunity consult in new developments in EM measurement and design. My whole career has been an exercise in identifying problems and then solving them. On the home front I was raising four incredible children. And I was seeing with dismay that despite their dedication, intelligence, and hard work; that despite the advantages of a middle class upbringing; that their opportunities fell far short of what I enjoyed in my youth. That their college jobs effectively paid less than half what I had made while their tuition was several times greater. I came to the conclusion that these problems, and the far graver problems of endless war, inadequate health care, and failure to address the very real threat of climate apocalypse, all came down to the fact that our representatives were passing laws that enriched corporations while impoverishing working people. Passing laws that in numerous cases simply gave our tax money to corporations while getting nothing in return. I am Tom Wells. I am running as a Democrat, but one who representatives of both parties have for far too long have acted, passed laws, that favor their corporate donor-owners at the expense of the rest of us. I am a proponent of Fair Market Capitalism: Corporations competing for our money with their goods and services. When Congress to pass laws that misappropriate our tax dollars, that is not Capitalism. That is a crime against our children and ourselves. The key to the power that lobbyists is that they can now fund campaigns. Few of our representatives see any way to get re-elected, or elected in the funds. When I was growing up aerospace history BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Bob Oehl has had a lot on his plate, from trying to successfully complete the acquisition of a NASA space shuttle external fuel tank to preparing to pilot a World War II-era C-47 to Normandy. Therefore, its understandable that its been a while since the Wings of Dreams executive director was a guest speaker at a Kiwanis Club of Starke meeting. Frankly, thats one reason I havent been here in I dont know 10 years, said Oehl, who spoke at the clubs April 24 meeting. Were busy. Oehl talked about how Wings of Dreams, an aviation museum located at the Keystone Heights Airpark, is preserving history. Part of that history relates to Americas space program as Wings of Dreams has rescued items from NASA that Oehl said wouldve been cut up for scrap and destroyed. At this point, weve saved $500 million of NASA hardware and brought it here, Oehl said. For example, Oehl noted that April 24 was the anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. Wings of Dreams has a mock-up of the Hubble that astronauts used in training for repair missions. Then there is the 154-foot long, 75,000-pound object that currently sits in Green Cove Springs until the logistics of completing its journey from Kennedy Space Center to Wings of Dreams are worked out. As some of you may recall, we rescued, among other things, the only surviving ET the massive external fuel tank to the space shuttle, Oehl said. This does not make it back from space. It burns up in the atmosphere. This is the only one. The move of the tank, up the Intracoastal Waterway, began in 2013, but such things as pavement of overhead obstacles have had to be done as Wings of Dreams volunteers are working to meet Department of Transportation concerns about the trip the tank 100. You can have a telephone pole that may have six lines coming across it, Oehl said. It could be cable TV. It could be telephone. It could be power. Any number of things that from one pole to the next pole may change ownership. The coordination of who owns what and where, while were moving this monster, is enormous. Its never been done before. This is the largest piece of aerospace hardware moved over land since Howard Hughes moved the Spruce Goose in 1947. Growing up in Any child that grew up in the U.S. in the 1960s undoubtedly between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, but Oehl had an up close and personal view of the event. His father, Don, was a Grumman engineer who worked at NASA. I was in Mission Control during many of the launches, right there behind the glass, watching my dad standing there with the lunar director and everybody else Oehl said. He was chief of quality control for the lunar module program. In fact, the elder Oehl helped assemble the team that worked out the problem of how to save the Apollo 13 astronauts. When that day happened, I remember Dad didnt come home, Oehl said. In fact, for three days he didnt come home. They stayed there, and they worked on putting parts and pieces together that would help Oehl was asked about the future of Americas space are happening in regard to the private industry. As an example, he cited the Elon Musks SpaceX rockets that can land on the same pad they took off from after dropping off payloads in space. Oehl asked, Who wouldve even thought that was possible a year or two ago? As for NASA, Oehl said, When a White House administration pretty much canceled NASAs budget and turned it into social programs, NASA was dying. They didnt have direction. They also didnt have leadership because there were people appointed to leadership that didnt really have vision. That may be sad for someone side is Wings of Dreams has The blessing of that is we were able to rescue a lot of things (from NASA), he said. The move of the space shuttle fuel tank isnt the only thing of note occurring in regard to Wings of Dreams. Oehl said a Douglas C-47 Skytrain the museum acquired via donation from Lee County mosquito control, has been restored to the point where its now operational. It has Zephyrhills, where it is currently getting fully restored. World War II, most of these aircraft were parked out in the desert and then cut up for scrap, Oehl said. They were pots and pans. There arent a whole lot of them around. A year from now, Oehl will part of a program involving National Geographic and the British Broadcasting Corporation to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Two plane to Berlin to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. Then on to Italy where (the plane) will winter because we cant come back across the North Atlantic in winter, Oehl said. Oehl talked of another aircraft in Wings of Dreams possession a Cessna O-2 Skymaster. The O-2 was used in Vietnam as a forward air control aircraft and also was a PSYOPS psychological warfare aircraft, Oehl said. Ours in particular is an O-2B. There were only 31 of them built. Oehl showed a photo of the ago and explained it is currently being restored and will be part of a Wings of Dreams partnership with Veterans Airlift Command, which transports combat Wings of Dreams Executive Director Bob Oehl displays a chart detailing the history of the Douglas C-47 Skytrain Normandy next year as part of an event commemorating the anniversary of D-Day. One of the planes Wings of Dreams has acquired and in the process of restoring is this Cessna O-2B Skymaster.


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I am running on a platform of Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice details at TomWellsFor Key elements are: Corruption: So long as corporations are funding our elections, any political victories are temporary. We must pass effective public funding of Straight Arrow candidates. This will break the chains of corporate democracy. Health care is a human right: Single payer health care out, with no co-pays and no deductibles. With coverage for dental, vision, hearing and mental health. Cost: All this costs $1 trillion per year LESS than we pay for health care now. That trillion dollars is given to corporations by acts of Congress. That is the cost of corruption, in just the health care sector, taken by the donor-owners of our Congress. National defense and veterans: We must fully fund the VA. Stop offering our veterans choices that they dont want. We will enhance national security by banning military contractors operate outside the law and their which requires endless war. The savings will be more than enough to double the salaries of our enlisted men and women. Environment: Climate change is the critical problem of our time. Fuels. I will offer an amendment to tax greenhouse gases at $100/ ton of carbon dioxide equivalent taken at the source. wounded and other veterans to medical appointments. Its a way to kind of give back and help out, Oehl said. As a multiple-year combat veteran myself, this is a very important mission that needs to be done. When asked how parts are come by to keep such vintage aircraft up and running, Oehl said, Ive got several semis full of parts that weve saved, some of them still in the cosmoline not overhauled, but new old stock. Ive rescued about 150,000 pounds of parts to keep people from all over coming here to pick through what we have. In regard to the passion he and others have for working on old planes, Oehl said, There are up overhauling radial engines. Besides displaying collections of vintage aircraft and space program artifacts, Wings of Dreams also hosts major air shows. Weve had the military come in with the (Douglas) A-3 (Skywarrior) demonstration team, Oehl said. That wasnt Jacksonville that did that. It was Wings of Dreams that did that. The museum also hosts astronomy programs featuring University of Florida professor to look through giant telescopes. Hes bringing in galaxies that are 31 million light years away, Oehl said. Just wrap your head around that. Wings of Dreams offers educational programs for children and once even had a visit from a group from Ohio. Thousands of kids from all over come here, Oehl said. Oehl said the museum is typically open for tours on Saturdays noon until 4 p.m., though tours can be arranged by appointment as well by calling 352-256-8037. We have a lot going on out there, Oehl said. We welcome you to come out for a tour. and Susan King. For more information, please visit or call the aforementioned number. The museum also has a Facebook page. Hopes are to one day complete the move for this NASA space shuttle external fuel tank from Kennedy Space Center to Wings of Dreams. The tank is currently in Green Cove Springs. Hardee receives this years Betty Warren Scholarship BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Union County High School student Macey Hardee, who is dual-enrolled at Santa Fe College, now knows what she wants to be when she grows up, and the Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter of the National Society Daughters help her accomplish it, awarding her with its annual Betty Eileen Warren Memorial Scholarship. Hardee, who plans to become a nurse, was presented with the $1,500-per-semester scholarship by Warren family representatives Jeff Warren (Bettys son), married to Bettys son John, now deceased) and Whitney Warren Tansill (Lynda and Johns daughter) at the Col. Samuel Elbert Chapters May 7 meeting. This scholarship is something my family cherishes because over the years, with (the Col. Samuel Elbert Chapters) help, we have helped a lot of young people with their education, Jeff Warren said. That is something that meant a lot to my mother and our entire family. Betty Hodges, who is the Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter treasurer, told Hardee, That scholarship is renewable in December. If you maintain your grade-point average, please, please take advantage of that and ask for more money. Hardee laughed and said, Ill probably be doing that. Hodges said chapter members had a tough choice deciding between Hardee and one other applicant for its scholarship. What set Hardees application apart was a written submission detailing what she wanted to do with her life. Hodges shared what Hardee had written, which began, As a child, you often hear the question, What do you want to be when you grow up? Immediately, ones imagination would run wild. One day, my dream would be to dominate as a professional ice skater. The next day, I would dream of intimate encounters with wild animals as an animal trainer at Sea World. Hardee wrote that the question of what she wanted to do when she grew up didnt hold extreme value for her at a younger age as she thought she had plenty of time to make her decision. Now, I am grown up, and the present-day question of what I want to do for the rest of my life is constantly stressful, Hardee wrote as part of her scholarship application. That $1 million question engulfs my every thought as graduation nears and is persistent with its nagging. Yet if I drown out all the noise in my head, there is one thing I have known all along: I want to leave my mark on this world. My footprints may not lead to fame or fortune, recognition or appreciation, but I remain steadfast in my desire to only follow a path that leads to impacting others in a positive light. That path brought recognition of the value I held to making a different to those around me, which in turn directed Hardee, whose sister Taylor received the Betty Warren Scholarship in 2013, explained to the Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter members and Warren family members that after she completes her associate in science degree at Santa Fe, she wants to enroll in the schools nursing program. She plans to graduate as a registered nurse and work in anesthesiology with the end goal of becoming a nurse anesthetist. Helping people is what I want to do, said Hardee, who hopes to work in a childrens hospital or an outpatient clinic. I know I can do that by being a nurse. Betty Eileen Warren was a longtime resident of Starke, devoted to many community activities and serving in leadership roles within First Baptist Church, the Shands auxiliary and the Daughters of Betty was born in 1924 in rural West Virginia, where she was one of six girls, Hodges said. Growing up during the Depression, there was little opportunity or encouragement to achieve an advanced education. Macey Hardee is this years recipient of the Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolutions Betty Warren Memorial Scholarship. Pictured (l-r) are: Warren family members Whitney Tansill and Lynda Warren Perez, Warren. Stamp Out The 26th annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is scheduled for Saturday, May 12. To participate, leave a bag of non-perishable food items near your mailbox. Your letter carrier will pick it up. Feeding Northeast Florida staff and volunteers will help distribute donations to families in need. scholarships is Senior agricultural students interested in applying for scholarships from the Bradford County Fair must have their applications completed and submitted by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15. Applications can be obtained from agriculture teachers at Bradford and Union County high schools. Theyre also available For more information, please call Bradford County Fair Manager Dale Woodruff at 904964-5995. Parents Parents of any Bradford High School student interested in playing football are invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the BHS track. Players return with annual Southside Elementary Schools Southside Players present the musical, Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits, on Saturday, May 12, at 6 p.m. in the Bradford High School auditorium. Admission is $6 (3 and under free). Scholarships the Santa Fe College Andrews Centers annual College for Kids programs and camps. Scholarships are available. Please visit the Andrews Center at 209 W. Call St. (8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8


County arrests David Byon Brauchle, 29, of Starke was arrested May 5 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Cedric Carter, 38, of Lawtey was arrested May 5 by Bradford deputies for battery. Daryl James Fowler, 25, of Starke was arrested May 5 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine and possession of drug equipment. of Lake Butler was arrested May 2 by Starke police for an out-ofcounty warrant. Nicole Nadine Grayson, 40, of Starke was arrested May 3 by Bradford deputies for driving with a revoked or suspended license and attaching a tag to a vehicle not registered to that vehicle. According to an arrest report, saw the defendant run a stop sign at the corner of Park and Lake streets in Lawtey, just before 6 p.m. Grayson pulled into the Fast Track convenience store and a detective accompanying Hanson checked the status of the drivers license, which had been and was currently suspended. that the tag attached to Graysons vehicle was registered to another car. Danwand Lee Green, 37, of Lawtey was arrested May 3 by Starke police for possession of drugs. Dustin Andrew Heaton of Lawtey was arrested May 3 by Lawtey police for disorderly intoxication. Drian Vontrel Jenkins, 21, of Starke was arrested May 3 by state troopers for possession of drug equipment, resisting an Michael James Massey, 34, of Starke and Krystal Gale Mobley, 39, of Starke were arrested May 3 by Starke police for larceny. According to an arrest report, a loss prevention Starkes Walmart observed the pair on video tape on April 12. The Walmart employee told investigating Clancy Jr. that male tamper with the metal tabs securing an HP Chromebook concealed the laptop and left the store with the female without paying for the computer. The pair returned a short time later and purchased other items from the store. Another Walmart and also picked them out of a photo lineup. The value of the Chromebook was $528. Jason M. McLaughlin, 50, of Starke was arrested May 6 by Bradford deputies for battery. Mariam Hodge Miller, 51, of Starke John Miller, 64, of Starke were arrested May 2 by Bradford deputies for child neglect. According to an arrest report, the couple were verbally abusive to a child in their custody, homeschooled the student, but failed to offer individual help, leaving the child on a computer with educational software that the student could not understand. In addition, when the minor told the Millers she was involved with an adult, the couple failed to protect the child from the neighbor. Kimberly Osborne, 43, of Starke was arrested May 5 by Bradford deputies for assault. Interlachen was arrested May 3 by Bradford deputies for two out-of-county warrants. Anthony Lloyd Sheppard, 19, of Lawtey was arrested May 3 by state troopers for possession of drug equipment, possession of marijuana, two counts of a revoked or suspended license and reckless driving. According to an arrest report, pursued the defendant in his car and on foot, stopping Sheppard with a Taser. Latravia Strawder, 25, of Alachua was arrested May 6 by Bradford deputies for battery. Candice Melody Stein, 34, of Starke was arrested May 2 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine, possession of drug equipment, an out-of-county warrant and driving with a revoked or suspended license. Travis Allen Stewart, 29, of Fort White was arrested May 2 by Bradford deputies for a probation violation. Michael Kentrell Watson, 21., of Starke was arrested May 4 by Bradford deputies for battery. Joshua Ethen Wilkerson, 29, of Starke was arrested May 3 by Lawtey police for possession of a weapon. Tiffany Dawn Wilkerson, 26, of Lawtey was arrested May 1 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Waldo was arrested May 4 by Bradford deputies for larceny. Clay County arrests Stephen Daniel Alltop, 44, was arrested May 5 in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies for failure to appear. Sean M. Haddix, 27, was arrested May 6 in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies for domestic violence. Victoria Page Hemphill, 23, was arrested May 5 in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies for retail petit theft. Barry Lee Long, 32, was arrested May 6 in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies for a probation violation. Emily Aline Murphy, 33, was arrested May 5 in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies for DUI. Joseph Kenneth Muschamp, 43, was arrested May 4 in Keystone Heights for possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana. Christopher Silvey, 36, was arrested May 5 in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies for a probation violation. Caleb Bryan Stewart, 19, of Keystone Heights was arrested May 1 by Clay deputies for failure to appear. Union County arrests Thomas Joseph Bell, 38, of Union deputies for aggravated assault. According to an arrest report, the defendant pointed a 357-magnum handgun at the parents of his girlfriend and told the father he was going to kill him. Christopher Joseph Gordon, 36, of Lake Butler was arrested May 3 by Union deputies for an out-of-county warrant. Keith Bradley Mills, 41, of Alachua was arrested April 3 by Union deputies for a sex offense against a child. In April, 21 Bradford Middle School band students performed at Palatka High School as County Middle School Honor Band. top students from Bradford, Clay and Putnam counties, performed four pieces of music. Each representative school was granted the opportunity to have its director conduct one piece of BMS students made up almost half of the 49-member band. Plus, 10 out of the 13 sections BMS. The band was formed to and provide an opportunity for them to excel in a unique and collaborative environment. The High School Tri-County Honor Bands performance was also a huge success. The 63-member band, which High School, consisted of 17 students from Bradford High chair players. BHS participants were: Miller, Collin Starling, Zachary Teague, James Dreyfuss, Nadia Steifel, Sydnie Jenkins, Ashley Creighton, Isabel Burns, Austin ODell, Brooklyn Bayes, Austin Martin and Paige Howell. 4B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, May 10, 2018 CRIME She found a way to attend the University of West Virginia for a short time, but soon left to join the wartime workforce with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C. Hodges said Warren never had the opportunity to return to school, but she maintained a love of books throughout her life and placed a high value on lifelong learning. example of her life, Hodges said. Betty would be honored to know that in her memory, she was able to provide an investment and hope for deserving students to achieve their dream of an advanced degree. The Betty Warren Memorial Scholarship is presented annually to a student of Santa Fe College who is working toward a degree American history. DAR Tanner Aucoin, Madilyn Wilsey*, Nicholas Teague*, Abigail Clouser, Madison Taylor*, Erika Davis*, Omari James, Christine Samons, Cynthia Macedo, Shaynah Miller, (back, l-r) Melanie Sammons, Gavin Sakkinen, Cyrus Coblentz, Andrew Crews*, Teagan Bradley, Emily Burns*, Brooklynn Reddish*, Rhett Bradley, Shawn Davis* and Ancelmo Macedo Banda*. Not pictured: Reagan Weller*. BMS students part of 1st Tri-County Honor Band Photos from Concert on the Green a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays) to obtain an application. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 18. Junior College for Kids, which is for ages 6-10 entering the June 4-8, while College for Kids, which is for children entering the sixth-10th grades, takes place June 18-22. Each session consists of four classes, starting at 8 a.m. and ending at noon. The cost to attend is $80. Exploring Science camps are offered the same dates as Junior College for Kids and College for Kids, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. The cost is also $80. Additional camps will be offered for sports, art and LEGO The Basketball Fundamentals Camp is offered June 11-15, with an 8-10 a.m. session for ages 6-10 and a 10 a.m.-noon session for ages 11-15. Each session costs $40. The Sports Performance Game Camp teaches participants how to perform under adverse conditions and complete tasks by providing a sense of empowerment and personal achievement. A June 11-15 session is offered for ages 8-14, while a June 18-22 session is offered for ages 6-10. Each session runs from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and costs $80. The Sports Performance Competition Camp is for children ages 8-14 who want to learn the mechanics of running and transfer it to their sport of choice. Two sessions are offered: June 4-8 and June 25-29. Each session runs from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and costs $80. A 2D Art Camp for ages 8-14 will be offered June 11-15 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., while a 3D Art Camp for the same age group and during the same dates will be offered from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Each camp is $40. takes place June 25-29 from 9 a.m. until noon. The cost is $80. For more information, please visit the Andrews Center at 209 W. Call St. (8 a.m.-* p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.4 p.m. Fridays) or call 904964-5382. You may also visit and click on the Community Ed and College for Kids links for more information or to register. Warren of Southside Elementary perform with the secondand third-grade group. Alto saxophone players Zachary Teague (left) and Cody Sapp perform with the BHS band. Lake City was arrested May 2 by Union deputies for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Wendy Beth Williams, 49, of Lake Butler was arrested May 4 by Union deputies for driving with a suspended or revoked license, possession of drugs and possession of drug equipment. Massey Miller Miller


Letter to the Editor: The Chairman of the Florida Constitution Revision Commissions (CRC) Style and Drafting Committee, Brecht Heuchan, defended grouping several issues into one amendment, saying it was done by past commissions. He stated the ballot language is clear and easily understood, that voters are exceedingly smart and will decide how they want Florida in the future. He said grouping issues will limit the length of the ballot, because long ballots create a disincentive to voting. In my view, the voters are smart, just as Heuchan has stated, and the voters would take the time to vote on each, independent issue. The CRC has left us to vote on eight amendments. Six of the amendments address two to four issues each, most not related to each other, forcing the voter to approve three things they distain to get one issue they desire. Bait us with steak and feed us hog swill. The citizen initiative amendments are limited to one Thursday, May 10, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 5B Socials Letters Obituaries Serving Families in North Florida since 1973 STARKE OFFICE OPEN 8:30 to 5:00 MON-FRIHwy 301 North, Starke 904-964-2010 (Next to Best Western) The areas largest supplier of Colored GraniteWhen Quality Counts, You Can Count On UsPrimary Location in Lake City at 561 NW Hilton Ave.Member of Better Business Bureau Monument Builders of North America Florida Monument BuildersFL Lic. # F037700 Archer Funeral Home Within Your Means Now, Peace of Mind Always 20 Ga. Metal Casket(4 colors)Vault, Graveside or Chapel Service with one hour prior visitation$5,59520 Ga. Metal Casket(4 colors)Vault, Graveside or Chapel Service with one hour prior visitation$5,595 FUNERAL SERVICE WITHMemorial ServiceServices held at Archer Memorial Chapel$1,895WITHMemorial ServiceServices held at Archer Memorial Chapel$1,895CREMATION 386.496.2008pre-payment arrangements available55 NORTH LAKE AVENUE LAKE BUTLER, FL 32054 Jacqueline Alexander RAIFORDJacqueline Yvonne Alexander, 65, of Raiford died Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Shands of Starke Hospital, Starke. She was born in Jacksonville. She was a member of Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, Raiford. She attended the local schools of Duval County. She is survived by: daughter, Lora Thomas of Raiford; brother, Jerome Lee Nixon of Jacksonville; sisters, Patsy Williams, Carolyn Edwards, Lora Jacksons all of Jacksonville, and Cynthia Nichols of Arizona; two grandchildren and many other family members. Funeral services were held on May 5 at Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church Raiford with Pastor Henry Ortiz conducting the services. Interment was held in Five Sapling Cemetery in Raiford. Arrangements were by Haile Funeral Home Inc. Starke. Joseph Califano, Jr. KEYSTONE HEIGHTSJoseph Joey Frank Califano, Jr. 73, of Keystone Heights died at his home Thursday, May 3, 2018. He was born Sept. 29, 1944 in Jacksonville to the late Joseph Frank and Santa Rose (DeRosa) Califano. He was a service advisor with a car dealership before retiring to Keystone Heights. He was a parishioner of St. William Catholic Church and had served in the National Guard with the 146th Signal Battalion. Survivors are: his wife of 54 years, Constance Connie Califano of Keystone Heights; children, Lorraine Califano (Timothy Holloway) of Middleburg, and Billy (Rebecca) Califano of Keystone Heights; brother, Gerard (Judy) Califano of Highlands, North Carolina; six grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; and many other family members. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, May 8 at St. William Catholic Church with Father Mike Williams presiding. Interment will followed at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of JonesGallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Deacon John Diggs Deacon John Earnel Diggs, age 78, son of the late Deacon John and Christine Diggs, Deacon of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, former Head Operator of E. I. DuPont and 16 Degree Mason, peacefully left us on Sunday, May 6, 2018, during his stay at Haven Hospice Custead Care Center, Orange Park. The Homegoing Celebration will be held 4:00 pm Saturday, May 12, at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church (Lawtey) where Reverend Tracy McGeathey Lockley is Pastor, with Rev. Alvin Green delivering the Eulogy. The Burial will follow at the Peetsville Cemetery. Deacon Diggs will be viewed at the Funeral Home on Friday 2-3:30 pm, and later at the Mount Zion A.M.E. Church (on Friday) 5-7:00 pm; On Saturday, Deacon Diggs will be viewed at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church 30 Minutes prior to the Services and with the Processional. The Procession will form at his residence, 21581 NE 17th Ave, Lawtey, at 3:15 pm. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Emma Newsome Diggs of Lawtey; step mother, Inez Butler Diggs of Starke; children, Christopher Diggs of Sarasota, Cartrissa Diggs of Starke, Dalton Diggs (and Tracy) of Raiford, (John Diggs Deceased), Demond Diggs and Juvoyn Diggs of Lawtey, Dewayne Tyson of Starke, and Joseph Felton of Lawtey; sisters, Palm Lawton and Louise Hudson (Deceased); brothers, Benny Dixon (Deceased), Robert Diggs of Junction City, KS, James Diggs of Starke; Aunt, Alice Hamilton of Lawtey; And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Arrangements entrusted to: Duncan Brothers Funeral Home, 428 NW 8th St., Gainesville. PAID OBITUARY Bennie Harris LAWTEYIt is with great sadness that the family of Bennie Joe Harris, age 73, announces his passing on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Bennie was born on Aug. 20, 1944 in West Monroe, Louisiana. Bennie proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years and served three tours with the Department of Corrections for 12 years before retiring. He was active in the NRA and supported our 2nd Amendment rights. Bennie will be fondly remembered for his love for his family, especially the joy he found in his beloved grandchildren. He loved to hunt and was an excellent gunsmith. His skills included woodworking and building. He will be missed on Saturday mornings having coffee with his best friend and son-in-law, Wannis Walker. He was preceded in death by his father, H.W. Harris; mother, Annie Ruth Thomas; and Paul John Thomas; sister, Susie Cascio; brother, Barney F. Harris; and beloved son, Paul John Harris. Bennie leaves behind his loving wife of 42 years, Laura Harris; children, Tina Harris, Barbara (Jeff) Franklin, Ruth Anne (Wannis) Walker, Frank Mastronardi and Floyd Mastronardi; brothers, Johnny (Linda) Thomas and Jimmy (Linda) Thomas; sisters, Dorothy (CD) Spillers and Paula (Andy) Jones. Bennies legacy includes his twelve grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren: Kristen Pleus (Addy Pleus), Bennie Joe Saucer, Brittany Travis Evan Anderson (Bradley Anderson), Logan Crawford, Rod Crawford III, Zakary Wannis Walker, Mallory Mastronardi (Deena), Paul John Harris II, and Cameron Jenkins. Funeral Service was held on May 5 at Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler. Interment followed in the Lawtey Cemetery in Lawtey. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 N Lake Ave Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386)496-2008. PAID OBITUARY Donna Jackson LAWTEYDonna Gail Rigdon Jackson was born on March 10, 1956 in Lawtey. Donna is survived by: her longtime companion, Frank DeYoung; her loving mother, Doris (Carlos) Danson; her brother, Winfred Charles (Linda) Rigdon Jr.; her sister, Marian Danson Wayne (Charlene) Walling; and her six grandchildren, Honor, Holly, and Dylan Raulerson; Chase and Aiden Rigdon; and Alexis Walling. She also had many nieces and nephews that loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by: her father, Winfred Charles Rigdon, Sr. in 1956; and beloved stepfather, Wiles Bud Danson, Jr. in 1994. Donna was an avid NASCAR fan with her favorite driver being Chase Elliott. Her entire life she listened to, sang, and wrote country music. As a child, she worshipped Loretta Lynn, and never outgrew her passion for music. Her diverse work history included: store management, long distance Department of Corrections. While she loved her career and travels as a coast She was a born again Christian and loved to share the word of God. She loved that had gone home before her. In her later years, she enjoyed staying home, loving her cat Gracie, and utilizing her artistic skills in color sketches and painting. May 2, 2018. Even through her sickest times and many stays in hospice, she maintained her sense of humor. One of the many times when she was asked Lynn. During the same visit her doctor asked how she felt, she replied, PAID OBITUARY T h e h i r i n g o f a l a w y e r i s a n i m p o r t a n t d e c i s i o n t h a t s h o u l d n o t b e b a s e d s o l e l y u p o n a d v e r t i s e m e n t s B e f o r e y o u d e c i d e a s k u s t o s e n d y o u i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t o u r q u a l i f i c a t i o n s a n d e x p e r i e n c e Susie King-Moore STARKE Susie King-Moore, age 53, of Starke passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. She was born March 10, 1965 in Gainesville and has been a longtime resident of Starke. Prior to retirement she worked in the banking industry as Baptist who enjoyed cooking, going an animal lover having numerous cats and dogs over the years. Susie was known for being a loving mother to her children, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Rodney King; and her biological father, Johnny Wales. Her survivors are: her husband of 26 years, Wayne Moore; mother and step-father, Sylvia (Broskey) and Lee Padgett of Interlachen; father, Richard Davis of Gainesville; two sons, D.J. Zwicker (Kayla Young) and Ricky (Karen) King all of Starke; two step-children, Clint Moore of Raiford and Kelly (Matt) Rolling of Keystone Heights; sister Laura Marie (Byron) Alligood of Keystone Heights; and a brother, Wesley Pryde of Interlachen. Also left behind are nine grandchildren Wyett King and Kenley King along with Logan, Ashley, Darren, Conner, Crystal, Clinton and Cody. The family will receive friends in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel Friday, May 11 between 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel with Pastor Jason Crawford and Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Starke. (904) PAID OBITUARY Julia McMullen KEYSTONE HEIGHTSJulia Judy Faye McMullen, age 77, of Keystone Heights passed away at her home Friday, May 4, 2018. She was born Dec. 30, 1940 in Gadsden, Alabama to the late V.C. Mac and Bessie (Williams) McNair. Mrs. McMullen began her career starting with the Department of Transportation; she then began working with the City of a car. Sewing, quilting, playing various musical instruments are just some of the many talents she had. She was also known for her famous quotes, Well see, Maybe, Right back at ya and My tickets bought and paid for. Mrs. McMullen is survived by: two children, Denyse Riemer and Dudley Herring both of Keystone Heights. She was also known as Nona to four grandchildren, Julia Wagner, Danny Herring, Nick Riemer and Dylon Herring as well as three great-grandchildren, Makenna Davis, Contessa Herring and Decker Herring. A graveside service was held May 9 at Eliam Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. PAID OBITUARY Willie Randolph LAWTEY Willie Lee Randolph, 74, of Lawtey died Saturday, May 5, 2018 at his residence in Columbus, Georgia in which he had recently moved. churches of Lawtey. He served with the United States Army. He is survived by: his daughter, Brenda Randolph Rhone of Columbus, Georgia; two grandsons; brothers, Lester K. Randolph of Jacksonville, James E. Randolph of Orlando, and Haywood Randolph of Miami; and sisters, Cornelius Simmons and Mary Alice Lewis both of Jacksonville. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 12 in True Vine Outreach Ministry Church, Starke with Elder Ross Chandler conducting the services. Interment will be held in Peetsville Cemetery, Lawtey. Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc. Starke. Visitation will be held on May 11, Family hour 3-4:00 pm Friends 4-6:00 pm. The Cortege will form at the residence of Willie and Louise Johnson, 1226 Edwards Road, Starke on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The repass will be at Mt Pisgah AME Church Steel Mill Road Starke. Norma Shorter COEUR DALENE, IDAHO Norma Maxine Shorter, age 83, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Kootenai Medical Facility. Maxine was born April 11, 1935 to Raymond and Belva Spann in Mooresville, North Carolina and grew up in Baltimore, Maryland with her four siblings. She later relocated to Tampa where she married Raymond Gavilan and raised their daughter, Betty. Later in her life she relocated to Fairbanks, Alaska where she met and married Murl Shorter. Upon retirement, she and Murl moved to Melrose where she owned and operated a dog grooming and boarding business for many years. Through her love of animals, she gained many friends who enjoyed her upbeat, humorous and generous nature. In 2012, Maxine moved to Coeur dAlene to be closer to her daughter, Betty. She truly enjoyed the fellowship with all of her friends and neighbors at her residence at Bestland Senior Independent Living..her door was always open. Maxine was preceded in death by: her husband, Murl Shorter; her sisters, Johnnie Hartzog, Betty Lawson, Peggy Stone; and brother, Raymond Reds Spann. She is survived by: her daughter, Betty Zabek; son-in-law Jim Remitz; and her stepdaughter, Mary Elizabeth Shorter. A celebration of Maxines life will be held at Bestland Senior Independent Living, 606 E. Best Avenue, Coeur dAlene at 2:30 pm, June 1, 2018. In lieu Society, PO Box 1005, Hayden, ID 83835. PAID OBITUARY BHS CLASS OF 1953 The BHS Classmates of are invited to a luncheon at The Steak House on US 301 in Starke at 12:30 on June 2nd. Hoping for a good attendance, so please contact other classmates. issue. The CRC should be held to the same standards as the voters relative to amendments. Doing otherwise, they appear to be nothing more than appointed, political hacks, doing the business of the politicians who appointed them, not the people. Please, before November, take the time to read and these amendments, then make educated, informed decisions at


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Empty buildings started inmate crews came in and started cleaning our streets. We were looking good. What happened? No one at the city knows whats going on or really seems to care. Wait, let me correct myself on that. Our code enforcement who realizes we have abandoned buildings and trashlittered yards. But she cant do anything about it. Signed complaints, but one person can only do so much. I was under the impression that place to promote and support business in our city. There again I was wrong. I have had a small business on the outskirts of our city for 8 months. I have had 2 Two, that is pathetic. I asked one commissioner about it he said it wasnt his thing. How do you know if its not your thing if you have never been in there? My next answer was this commissioner didnt have time. Excuse me isnt that what you were voted in for, to have time for the citizens. My next thing is my signs. Due to the sign ordinance I am not allowed permanent signs. I would straighten them every day if I could but due to the rough terrain, and my balance, that is impossible for me to do. So my solution to the problem of the city commissioner who requested that they be removed when you are out for your morning walk why not straighten them. It would make the city look better, help me out, and it might make you feel better. We are all in this together to make Starke a better place starting at the top. Carolyn Crews Carolyns Creations LETTERS BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Hits were hard to come by, but the Union County High School baseball team didnt need many as it was able to score all of its runs in the seventh inning despite just having one hit in the inning to defeat top seed Williston 3-1 and win the District 6-1A championship on May 3 in Lake Butler. for the Tigers (18-8) since 2012 the year they won the state championship. Union hosted 9. If the Tigers won, they will either travel to play Madison County or host Williston for Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. Starling, who drove in the trouble putting into words what trophy. Its indescribable, he said. It really is. It doesnt seem real. Freshmen pitcher Garrett Mullins, who earned the win, said, Im just so excited right now. Weve come so far from when we started in January. Weve grown so much as a team, as a family. I cant be more excited. Williston (18-7), who was the designated home team as the number-one seed, took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the sixth. Chandler Neal hit a leadoff double and moved to inning, Union Head Coach Boo Mullins said he told his players, When this is over, weve still won tonight. If its 1-0 at the end, we won. Theyre supposed to beat us by 10 runs. The Tigers didnt settle for a moral victory, though. Garrett Mullins admitted he and his teammates lost a little but putting multiple runners on base in the second base changed that. We gained it right back, Mullins said. They couldnt take it away from us. a pitch to lead off the top of the seventh. Mullins moved courtesy runner Paden Clyatt before Clyatt then advanced to third on a wild pitch. Caden Cox was hit by a pitch and promptly stole second. Starling pitch he saw for a single that scored Clyatt. Coach Mullins told me, Get up there, and be ready to hit early in the count. Thats what I did, Starling said. I saw a fastball and put the bat on it. Cox was tagged out going to third on a ground ball hit by Skyler Shatto, leaving Starling on second and Shatto Jake Worthington drew a walk to load the bases, Whip Davis drew another walk to force Starling in and give the Tigers a 2-1 lead. Tripp Davis was then hit by a pitch to force Shatto in In the bottom of the seventh, batter and forced the second to ground out. Levi Pickel then popped up to Cox at shortstop to end the game. The seventh was only one of two innings in which the Tigers had multiple baserunners. In two on when Mullins singled and Starling walked. Williston ended the inning when it turned a ground ball hit by Shatto into a double play. Union had a runner on Williston had three runners in scoring position, leaving two stranded, while the other was thrown out on an attempt to steal third base. Mullins allowed four hits and no walks, while striking out three. Starling said, while Mullins said, I didnt do it by myself. Everybody played a role in this. That includes the head coach his father, who was a standout pitcher himself in high school and college before pitching in the Major Leagues for the Milwaukee Brewers. My dad, he calls pitches, Mullins said. Hes good at it. He called the right ones on the right counts. I threw it where it needed to go, and God blessed me. Coach Mullins said his son almost has no choice but to be a good pitcher because hes so hard on him. Still, the elder Mullins said he was surprised at how calm Garrett was on the mound. In fact, the whole season has been a pleasant surprise. Garrett is 7-1 with a Hes worked hard, Boo Mullins said. The coach has a pretty young team overall. Four of the starting nine against Williston were freshmen, while the other three juniors. Mullins said its almost a shock that the Tigers have won 18 games, including defeating a more experienced team in Williston for the district title. However, after working with this group all year, the coach is moving forward into the postseason. Theyre young, but theyre good, and theyre not scared, Mullins said. (Williston) is going to be there at the end, but if we play like we did tonight, were going to be there at the end, too. athletes compete in 7 events at state BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer ended at the highest level for four Bradford and Keystone Heights high school athletes at the May 4-5 Florida High School Athletic Association Track and Field Finals, which were held at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Meghan Harris competed in three events for Bradford. She placed 12th in the triple jump with a distance of 35-10.5, while placing 13th and 19th, respectively, in the 400m and 300m hurdle preliminaries. Harris had a time of 58.02 in the 400m and a time of 48.78 in the hurdles. The top eight times in the preliminaries advanced to the Keystones Alex Guy competed in two events, placing 15th in the 1600m with a time of 4:30.44 and 16th in the 800m with a time of 2:00.33. Bradford had two other participants: Jade Hines and Jeremiah Vaughn. Hines placed 13th in the long jump with a distance of 17-1.5, while Vaughn placed 23rd in the 200m preliminaries with a time of 23.12. Vaughns participation came left him one spot of an automatic state berth, but Bradford coaches noticed he was included among the list of competitors. Coach Edrick Hamilton said Vaughn had been placed in a lottery and earned a bid, so Hamilton returned to Starke to pick up Vaughn.


Indians knock off state runner-up to advance BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Pitcher Megan Moncrief gave up one earned run and drove in two runs as part of helping the Keystone Heights High School softball team defeat last years state runnerMay 2 in Eustis. in the top of the third proved to be the difference, while Savannah Channell drove in an insurance run in the sixth on a single. Keystone, which was eliminated in last years got off to a fast start, scoring Ludwig and Bailey Story each singled, with Ludwig scoring on a Molly Crawford double. After Channell was hit by a pitch, Moncrief doubled to drive in Story and Crawford. Eustis (21-6) made it a 3-1 game in the bottom of the inning when leadoff batter Jaycie Michael singled and scored on a Leea Hanks Channell led off the top of the third with single and moved to second on With two outs, Worley singled and putting the Indians up 4-1. The Panthers made it a onerun game in the bottom of the inning. Michael, who reached base in all of her at-bats, hit a leadoff single, stole second and scored on Kayla Betts single. After Hankes reached singled to load the bases. Seriah Brokenborough drove but Moncrief was able to get out of the inning without any more damage. She forced Lexi to Channell at third base and Graelyn Crawford to pop up to Ludwig at second. Ludwig scored Keystones on a walk and scoring on Channells single to center Eustis had two on in the bottom of the seventh, but to ground out to end the game. Moncrief gave up nine hits and just one walk. Channell and Ludwig each went 2-for-3, while Crawford and Worley each went 2-for-4. Thursday, May 10, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B Read all about it... The areas latest crimes, news, obits, and items you cannot get anywhere else in the world!! If you want to know whats happening in the area subscribe 1 5 M I N U T E S E A ST O F G A I N E SV I L L E A N D F R O M M A Y 2 6 M A Y 2 9 3 5 2 46 8 2 7 46 20% OFF FOR ALL MILITARY VETERANS ON MAY 21 ST AND FROM MAY 28 TH MAY 30 TH BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Daelynn Eatmon gave up just three hits and one walk in a complete-game effort as the Keystone Heights High School softball team defeated Santa Fe game on May 8 in Alachua. win for the Indians (19-10) in six years. I couldnt be more proud (of the players), Keystone Head Coach Jessica Marquart said. They deserve it. They work so hard. Keystone now travels to play 2 championship on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. The win over Santa Fe came 12 days after the Indians suffered District 5 championship game. Its great to beat anybody in the district, especially the ones that beat us in the district championship, Marquart said, but at this point right now, it doesnt matter (who we play). The Indians were looking forward to another shot at Crawford, who homered and though she said thoughts didnt turn toward a possible rematch until Keystone defeated Eustis related story). We were so ready for this game, Crawford said. We were ready to get revenge. Eatmon, who took the loss 5 championship game, pitched innings. While Eatmon was shutting were scoring early, taking a 3-0 Ashleigh Jennings led the game off with a bunt single. After moving to second on Ashton Ludwigs ground out, she scored on a Bailey Story single. Keystone had two outs in the second when Cami Worley drove a 2-2 pitcher over the fence in The Indians faced two outs again in the third when Story hit a bloop double that just fell fair She scored on a Crawford single. Marquart said her players relish the opportunity to be the team hitting in the top half of the inning. Id love to be the home team, but theyre like, No. We want going to score. Crawford gave the Indians their last run when she led off the sixth with a home run. Santa Fe (20-9) got two consecutive singles to lead off the bottom of the sixth. Two run. was on third in the bottom of the seventh after reaching on an error and advancing on Jordan Bevingtons ground out. Hylton, however, was caught between third and home when Jaye Carter Northway. Catcher Story tagged Hylton out to complete the gameending double play. Crawford, Northway and 2-for-3 at the plate, while Story went 2-for-4. Since giving up six runs to Santa Fe in the third inning of the District 5 championship game, the Indians have outscored opponents 13-4 in 18 innings. Crawford said the team is looking to keep things rolling this postseason. Our motto is, Win the last game, she said. Were pumped. Were ready for it. Were not stopping now. Pictured after the game are (l-r) Cami Worley, Molly Crawford and Daelynn Eatmon. Worley and Crawford each hit a home run, while Eatmon was the winning pitcher, giving up three hits and one walk. Third baseman Savannah Channell (left) and Santa Fes Bailey Ledvina wait for the pitch. Ledvina would eventually score on an error. Lexi Northway takes a lead at second after Bailey Story (right) kicks up a lot of dust after successfully stealing second in the Catcher Bailey Story looks a runner back to base. Ashleigh Jennings bats reached on a single and Below: Shortstop Mollly in the bottom of the sixth.


8B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, May 10, 2018 FREE REMOVALREMOVALFREEof (used for research) tournament and will compete in the state tournament this week in Orlando. Pictured are: (front, l-r) Joey Barrick, Joseph Santos, Donovin Norman, Quinton Goodson, Clayton Stokely, (back, l-r) coach Brian Sapp, Aaron Randolph, Jakob Garrison, Colton Elixson, Jarrett Underhill, Justin Ring, Preston Crawford (All-Conference), Logan Miller and coach John Faulkner. The Northside Christian Academy softball team placed second at its conference tournament, but will compete in the state tournament this week in Orlando. Pictured are: (front, kneeling) Head Coach Jason Pilcher, (second row, l-r) coach April Pilcher, Jillian Kirkland, Amberlyn Pilcher, Morgan Elixson, Kayla Moss, Gracie Garrison, (back row, l-r) Taylor English, Makyllah Kirkland, Aniston Pilcher, Savannah Ennis, Tamya Coleman and Kyla Lawrence. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Throwing a no-hitter is pretty special. So is signing a letter of intent to play college ball. Northside Christian Academy senior baseball player Colton Elixson has now done both this year. Elixson accepted a scholarship from Kentucky Christian University, with NCA hosting a signing ceremony on May 4. Its exciting, said Elixson, who pitched a no-hitter in the game. Im a little nervous, going far away from home, but to get an opportunity like this, of course Im going to take it. Elixson said he never believed such an opportunity would present itself, but he was put into contact with Kentucky Christian coaches by NCA coach John Faulkner, who is a KCU alumnus. To know that hes going to go to the school I graduated from means a great deal to me, Faulkner said. Im excited for him, and I know that hell do great. Elixson visited the Grayson, Kentucky, school and liked what he saw. One thing I really like is that its a small school, Elixson said. Im not going to have to really worry about a bunch of people. but Elixson is going to KCU as a pitcher. Elixson is currently 5-1, with the Eagles set to wrap up their season at the state tournament in Orlando. Elixson has also had some offensive highlights this year, including four triples during a playoff game. To successfully transition from high school to college, Elixson said, I just have to work out and practice, practice, practice. Faulkner said Elixson is a great athlete, but hopes playing at KCU will help increase his I think theres a lot of humility there, but he also needs to have I think playing against other college athletes will hopefully ability. Faulkner said what KCU will get is a player who always strives to do his best. Hes a great student of the game, Faulkner said. Hes always trying to perfect his game. Hes very coachable. Hes very passionate about the game. time as a KCU Knight should be quite the experience. Elixson said. Its going to be inning or so, itll feel just like it does now (at NCA). Before Elixson signed his paperwork, Faulkner, who is also the schools athletic director, encouraged the entire student body, which was in attendance, to follow in Elixsons footsteps. Its exciting to see our student athletes have the opportunity to continue to play at the next level. I want every single one of you to know its possible, Faulkner said. Looking down at Faulkner added, Even you guys down here, you kindergarteners. Dont just stop after high school. Seek the opportunity to play sports at the next level. We will try to do whatever we can to make that happen. Northside Christian Academy senior baseball player Colton Elixson, seated between NCA coach John Faulkner and mother, Jessica Dilas, places a Kentucky Christian University cap on his head during a May 4 signing ceremony. Upset loss ends Tigers hoes for another state title Special to the TelegraphTimes-Monitor Union County ran into a the 1A state softball playoffs on Friday night in Lake Butler. It was an opponent they had already beaten 3-2 in the regular season, and this would be the third year in a row that the Fightin Tigers (15-5) would open their postseason with the Madison County Cowgirls. Last year, they propel them all the way to the 1A State title a few weeks later in Vero Beach. But as the old adage goes, you do not have to be the better team, you just have to be better on that night, and Madison County (158) was, earning a 5-2 triumph and spoiling Union Countys repeat title aspirations in the process. The Cowgirls got started early, with Laila Dickey leading off the The Fightin Tigers were quick stepped off the rubber in the bottom half of the inning and the umpire waved home Teala Howard, who had led off the inning with a bloop triple. The inning would end with the teams all knotted up at 1-1, and with Union leaving a runner in scoring position, something that would become a theme for the night. Over the next four innings, Lexi Androlevich commanded control of the circle, shutting Madison down and forcing a three up-three down each time. Unfortunately for the Tigers, they were also able to produce over the same time span, leaving four runners on base, including three in the bottom of the fourth. The Cowgirls would to left to score Hope Underhill and give the visiting side a 2-1 lead. The Tigers looked to be bouncing back in the bottom of continued her dominance from the rubber, ending the inning Above: Lexi Androlevich pitches in the Tigers Region game against Madison County. Photo courtesy of Donny Joiner Photography. Right: Kensley Hamilton bat for the Tigers. She and Teala Howard had seven hits. Photo courtesy of Donny Joiner Photography.


Freshman team BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Devin Lewis, a 2017 Union County High School graduate, has already made her mark as a member of the Stetson University softball team, having been named to the Atlantic Sun Conferences All-Freshman team. Lewis, who has made 48 starts and appeared in all 49 of the Hatters games to date, is batting .263. She is second on the team with seven home runs and percentage (.438). During a March 7-9 series against Holy Cross, Lewis had singles in 4-3 and 5-4 doubleheader wins on March 7 the history and a two-run home run in a 9-1 in on March 9. Library Senior Center School Honor Roll Thursday, May 10, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 9B 40 Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. 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Monthly rates based on 30 days. Stetson Universitys Devin Lewis, a 2017 Union County High School graduate, was named to the Atlantic Sun Conferences All-Freshman team. Photo courtesy of Stetson University. with yet another strike out. Madison County added to their lead in the top of the seventh, scoring three more runs and leaving Union County with the task of making up a fourof what would prove inning of the season. Howard singled to left, followed by a Kensley Hamilton deep double to the but a base running error had both runners almost nestled at third base at the same time, before Hamilton had to run back to second. Howard would then score on a wild pitch, but that the evening for Union County. Tiffany Clark hit the ball straight to put runners on the corners with batters of the night, giving her 14 strikeouts on the evening. Afterwards, Tigers head coach James Godwin said of faced her the last time they were here, and she pitched lights out tonight, but we had our chances. He went on to praise his Senior class, stating, They are going to be remembered for a long time around here. They have done stuff around here thats never been done before. Three District Championships, two regional titles, one state and I want to say they have only during their four years here. Teala Howard is caught stealing third in the bottom of the third. Photo courtesy of Donny Joiner Photography.


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