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USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, May 17, 2018 45 th Year 2 nd Issue 75 CENTS Lake Region Monitor Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication 904-964-6305 904-964-8628 Utilities object to proposed lake level standard BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Representatives of public utilities expressed concern over the St. Johns River Water Management Districts proposed Minimum Flows and Levels standards for Lakes Brooklyn and Geneva, during the districts May meeting. According to the water management district, minimum levels for lakes Brooklyn and Geneva were last adopted in January 1996. Those MFLs were based on a methodology designed to maintain the location of existing stable wetlands and organic soils, the district said in a news release. However, stable wetlands and organic soils do not exist at these sandhill lakes. A reevaluation is necessary to ensure that appropriate, protective minimum levels are developed. When a water body or watercourse currently does not or is anticipated to not meet a proposed MFL, the district is required to develop recovery or prevention strategies for adoption in conjunction with the proposed MFL. The districts staff has already issued a report on the proposed new standards and has scheduled a public workshop to address draft revised MFLs and any required recovery or prevention strategies for lakes Brooklyn and Geneva for 5-7 p.m., July 26, at district headquarters in Palatka. Tom Bartol of JEA, representing the North Florida Utility Coordinating Group, objected to what he called nonin the MFL report. We have serious concerns over that, he said of the aesthetic and recreation criteria the district used to set the proposed MFL. Ill just tell you and Ill say it again, theres not a lot of science behind that. Bartol added that historically, the district has used environmental standards, such as a lake levels impact on birds recreation into account when devising the standard was out of the ordinary. some agreement on the proposed standard. The MFL report does acknowledge that the majority: at least 85 percent of the water level changeis due to rainfall. Those 31 feet of water level changes, (the) vast majority of that is due to rainfall. Save Our Lakes President Vivian Katz asked water management district board the threats from the utilities. JEAs the big guy, the big elephant in the room, and theyve got deep pockets, she said. They can sue you guys and probably keep you in court forever. The right thing to do, quite frankly, would be just to get on with it. Get a fair, honest, MFL. Katz added that she saw no problem with the district using recreational criteria in developing the new water standard. I dont see a lot wrong with having water at the dock, she told board members. Thats what were all there for. You family entertainment, and that sort of thing. She also said that the Keystone Heights area has suffered enough from low lake levels. We have a harmed community, she said, and if we dont get this MFL set right, this time, our community could die. Softball team headed for State See Regional News Sping football practice underway See Regional News Remote control club Page 4A. Committee planning for Keystones birthday Page 2A. District: April showers nearly double average rainfall for many counties All counties in the St. Johns River Water Management Districts service area experienced higher-thanaverage rainfall during April, with several counties seeing twice their average, according to a news release by the district. This is a departure from last years data, when rainfall was average. A full hydrological report was presented earlier in May during the districts governing board meeting. Aprils showers brought the 12-month rainfall total to above average, with a zone of very high rain running through northern Alachua, most of Putnam, southwest St. Johns and northwest Flagler counties. Districtwide, the annual rainfall total is more than 11 inches above average. Bradford, Clay, St. Johns, Alachua, Putnam, Marion, Flagler and Volusia all received enough rainfall during April to double their monthly average. Putnam County had the highest rainfall, with 7.4 inches. The southernmost part of the district, including Indian River, Osceola and portions of Brevard County, all had average rainfall, ranging from 2.4 to 2.7 inches. 2017 was best year ever for local manufacturer Scott Slater (right), of G&A Manufacturing tells the members of the Keystone-Lake Region Business Association about the company. Also pictured are (l-r) Barbara Franklin, Chris Johns and Andre Gourd. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The sales manager at G&A Manufacturing gave the Keystone-Lake Region Business Association an overview of the companys operations and emphasized the importance of buying locally, during the associations May 14 meeting. Scott Slater said G&A is an aluminum fabrication company with three product lines: marine, commercial railing and handicap access. Its marine products include gangways. G&As commercial railing includes balcony railing for hotels, and the company recently completed railing for the 49-story Hilton Grand Vacation Club in Myrtle Beach. The company has contracts See YEAR, 3A


BY ATHIE SANDERS Special to the Monitor Keystone Heights United Methodist Church Primetimers Adult Ministry Group hosted a covered dish luncheon May 8 in the churchs Multi-Ministry Center for fellowship and to heighten awareness of the We celebrate Memorial Day in May, said Primetimers Chair Gilda Kinsey. I remember how important it was to us as children. It can be easy to forget what Memorial Day is all about. I felt it appropriate to have Shelia Creigh as our May speaker. She lived in Bath, England as a child during WWII. She knows Shelia Creigh was born in London, England May 4, 1930. I just had my 88th birthday and I dont care who knows how old I am. I just celebrated my 88th birthday, said Creigh. She drives her own car wherever she needs to go. She is a member of the Keystone United Methodist Church and volunteers across many areas. Creigh puts together the three weekly programs for Sunday services and helps with the weekly newsletter. I found something I was missing, and I didnt even know I was missing it, she said. There is a very big, warm welcome waiting here for you, right here at this church. Creigh paused a moment, took a long breath and then started to share her childhood story, often using a slightly shaky voice. Memories formed as a child dont necessarily come in order, she said. Her father, a World War I veteran, became one of the the Royal Air Force. He was wounded and exposed to gasses used by the Germans. Creigh lived in London until the age of seven when her father was promoted and moved the family to Bath. Bath is an ancient, historical city with buildings dating back to the days of the Romans. Bath is in a valley with beautiful hills and countryside where we picked berries and Creigh. Trouble had been brewing in Europe for some time. Hitler had taken over and it didnt look like he was going to stop. Poland asked Great Britain if we would come to their aid. A pact was made and, yes, Britain would come to their aid, shared Creigh. September 1, 1939 German forces invaded Poland. On September 3, the British sat around their radios and waited for the broadcast. BBC London. Here now is Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, said Creigh in a quivering voice after a long pause. Creigh continued, Germany has invaded Poland on September 1. Hitler has been sent an ultimatum. Unless he withdraws, a state of war will exist. There was no response from Hitler; therefore, Great Britain was at war with Germany. quiet in some areas. But 1,500 ships were sunk with a great loss of life and supplies. There was no stopping Hitler. The British and French fought back but Hitler pushed them back to the sea, they had no place to go. Four hundred forty thousand soldiers were trapped with their backs to the sea. So many died on that beach, said an emotional Creigh. Prime Minister Churchill sent out a call for all owners of any sea worthy vessels with motors that could travel the English Channel to come to their aid. Small vessels came out in the hundreds to assemble in various ports, said Creigh. The small vessels were able to cross the channel to the beaches. Large war vessels were off shore but due to their size they were unable to get to the beach. The small vessels ferried soldiers to off shore vessels. All the time the small vessels were under attack themselves, said Creigh. In that manner somehow 338,226 soldiers were saved off that beach, said Creigh. After the fall of France, the people of Great Britain waited. Hitler hoped Great Britain would give up, but British people do not soften up, we lighten up, said Creigh. During the Battle of Britain bombing went on for months. Bath was on the route to Bristol, a much larger town. People lived without lights so as not to attract overhead nightly on their way to other targets. Sirens sounded every night. People became complacent because they knew the planes were going to Bristol. One night, Bath was bombed. It started at 11 p.m. and went on until daylight. We stayed in our beds. They came in waves of about 10 at a time, over and over for hours, said Creigh with tears in her eyes. Bombs make a whistle sound. If one sounded louder than others you wondered if that one had your name on it, she said. Thousands were killed, thousands more injured. Everything was reduced to rubble, said Creigh as she shared pictures of her town. One day while walking down our road, while it was lights out, a solitary plane came straight down and right up our road. It was machine gunning through all the bedroom windows. Lucky, I got up early that day Creigh shared that her brother their house and dip his wings to let them know he was alright. During the war he was shot down twice. Fortunately, he was rescued each time by the British, not the Germans. Creigh stood taller, a smile transformed over her face, and she said, December 7, 1941. Japans attack on Pearl Harbor. Roosevelt declared war on Japan, Germany and Italy, she said. American GIs came. They were good looking, had nylons, chocolate, powdered eggs, also spam and the jitter-bug! said a much lighter voiced Creigh. We were so strictly rationed. We had two ounces of butter per person per week. There was a meager meat allowance. We did and whale meat. My mother had a meal on the table every day, often rabbit. I dont know how she did it, added Creigh. We were all issued gas masks. Germans had used poisons gas in the past and there was fear of them dropping gas from airplanes. It never happened, said Creigh. Memories were seared into my brain that no child should ever have, Creigh quietly said. June 6, 1944. Operation Overload, D Day, Deliverance Day. Forces of good gradually defeated the sources of evil. But in so doing there was a new horror. Concentration camps were discovered. It was Holocaust, stated Creigh. Eventually allied forces converged on Germany. Hitler was dead, so it was thought. War in Europe was over. Victory in Europe, call VE Day, saw such rejoicing in the streets. Lights were back on in Great Britain after nearly six years of darkness. There had been no lights at all after dark. It was wonderful, said Creigh. Creigh was nine-years-old when it all started and 15 yearsold, a young woman, when it ended. The British people are forever thankful for your help and am a survivor, said Creigh. Primetimers Adult Ministry group will not meet during the summer months. 2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, May 17, 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 Centennial committee begins planning Keystones 100 th birthday BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The City of Keystone Heights will be 100 years old in 2025 and a group of community leaders is getting a seven-year head start on planning the party. City Councilman Steve Centennial Steering Committee that his colleagues on the city council want to be prepared by the time the birthday rolls around. The city council asked me to form a steering committee to start thinking about it, Hart told committee members, get some ideas, so that by the time 2025 sneaks up on us, which will come pretty quickly actually, well have this thing pretty well organized and we wont be scrambling. Hart recruited committee members from the Lake Regions civic and community organizations, including the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs, the business association, high school student government, the Jaycees and the Garden Club. The group agreed to form a separate corporation to develop branding, collect and spend revenues, in the same way that the Our Country Day committee is a separate legal entity from the city. The group also agreed that in addition to sponsoring unique events for the centennial, the organization should work with other Lake Region organizations that already produce events throughout the year, encouraging those groups to include the centennial theme into their events. So instead of Our Country Day, its the Centennial Our Country Day, and instead of the Arbor Day Celebration with the Garden Club, its the Centennial Arbor Day Celebration, said one committee member. I think we will leverage our efforts in doing that and work on helping the organizers of these other events enhance their event to focus on the centennial theme. Hart also suggested the Centennial Committee produce a New Years celebration at the beach pavilion, to bring in 2025 in a big way. The steering committee agreed to meet quarterly for the remainder of 2018. The inaugural members of the Keystone Heights Centennial Steering Committee include (l-r) City Councilman Steve Hart, City Clerk Lynn Rutkowski, Keystone Heights High School Student Council President Brandon Ludwig, Keystone-Lake Region Business Association President Harold Gilstrap, Jaycees representative Erica Bassett, Lake Region Kiwanis President DarbyAnn Roberts and Deirdre Murphy representing the Garden Club of the Lakes. Battle of Britain survivor tells story to Primetimers Lunch served at this meeting was a covered salad dish. There was a wide variety of food and plenty of it. People stayed around after the luncheon was over to obtain recipes for many of the dishes. Jo Reed stops by the drawn for prizes at the end of the program. Dr. Tom Farmer stands with guest speaker and church member Shelia Creigh. She lived in Bath, England during WWII. She shared her childhood remembrances of life during the war. I am not a historian, I am a survivor, said Creigh. Primetimers Chairwoman Gilda Kinsey and husband Bob Kinsey confer with Dr. Tom Farmer about upcoming events in the fall. Weve been at this church a few years and have wanted to get more involved, said Bob Kinsey.


Thursday, May 17, 2018 Lake Region Monitor 3A Admission $10 per person must be 21 to participateDoors open at 6:30, Band goes from 7-10Soft drink provided, please bring nger foods & deserts | No AlcoholDance will be held at the Keytone Shrine Club 5593 SE 3rd Ave Keystone Heights, Florida 32656 May 17 th 6:30 10pm BY ATHIE SANDERS Special to the Monitor Keystone Heights Elementary Moms before school May 14 in its gym to provide an opportunity for mothers to attend a breakfast activity with their children and participate in family centered activities focusing on academics. Keystone Heights Elementary is a Title 1 school because the school meets a threshold for federal funding based on the percentage of free and reduced lunch students registered. Title 1 is designed to help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers. Programs are meant to change the culture of schools so of student achievement and that schools invest in every child. Funding from Title 1 provides multiple opportunities for parents to receive training to help their child in school. The involvement of parents in their childrens education and schools is critical. Parents play an integral role in assisting their childs learning. When schools, families and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school. Parent involvement is directly related to students earning higher grades and test scores. Students of involved parents enroll in higher-level programs and pass their classes. They also attend school regularly and graduate and go on to postsecondary education. Title 1 sponsored activity. Title 1 funds enable us to provide parents and students with special activities that focus on educational objectives but also enable us to provide food and special activities, said Corrine Lavin, assistant principal. The purpose of this event was to encourage parent engagement. It gives an opportunity for the parent to come to school with their student and to participate This Title 1 event is designed to encourage parent involvement. It encourages parents to come to school with their student and participate in fun activities. We had some suggested fun activities they can take home and work on over the summer together. We had activities moms can do that are enjoyable and fun, said Missy Gillenwaters. Although it was raining there for Moms. Moms, grandmothers, aunts and caregivers attended with their children. juices were served. Math and reading reinforcement activities were available at activity tables. Students made cootie-catchers designed with math problems About My Mom or aunt, or grandmother, to share with their moms. A photo booth offered to interactions between families helping each other get the perfect the photo bench were donated by community member Ace Hardware. Title 1 funds have allowed us to offer a lot of parent involvement opportunities for families to be engaged with their childrens education. We had Open House earlier in the year and were able to serve pizza, salad and cookies. We also had Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (STEAM) night and were again able to serve pizza, said Lavin. with their moms! (L to R) Edna Sumner, Kameron Johns, Gavin Johns Sophia Whisenant and Jessica Whisenant. Peggy Hersey and grandson Jackson Hersey pose in the photo booth while mom Dawn Hersey snaps a picture. In foreground students construct cootie catcher math games that they can take home to practice math facts. Right: Kaylee Hall enjoys Ashley Bennett and son Leland Bennett took advantage of the fourthfor Mom. with 12 Florida school districts, including Clay County, to provide handicap access ramps to portable classrooms. Beginnings Slater said John and Debbie Hoffman launched G&A after Alcoa bought the companys predecessor: Red Team and moved the operation to Louisiana. John Hoffman, from Interlachen, was a produce manager for Millers Grocery in Keystone Heights. Later, he worked for Architecture Rail and Grill in Florahome, which made commercial railing, ShoreMaster Southeast, which made marine products in Keystone Heights and the Red Team, which prior to its acquisition by Alcoa, fabricated aluminum for handicap access in the Lake Region. Slater said Debbie Hoffman refers to herself as a Navy brat from Camp David. Her family moved to Interlachen when she was in the 10 th grade, and she met her future husband while working at Millers Grocery. In addition to G&A Manufacturing, Debbie also owns three daycare businesses: In Loving Hands in Keystone Heights, Childrens World in Palatka and Asbury Learning Center in Lake Asbury. Best year ever Slater said that 2017 was G&A Manufacturings best year, and that the company is looking to break records again in 2018. This month alone is probably the best incoming order monthoutgoing order month in our history, so were very busy right now, he said. We are updating processes, so it might not turn into a bunch of jobs right now, butwe hope to continue to grow more payroll. He said the companys success is built on manufacturing high-quality products from 100-percent U.S. aluminum. Slater added that John Hoffman has also emphasized consistency in his product lines. We have access systems with Clay County (schools) that have a period of 10 years, he said. He added that the district can take component parts from an access ramp it bought in 2008 and use those components on todays ramps. One of our competitorshas of their access systems, he said, not a single one of them compatible to the next. So, one of the things that weve had for success is keeping our products consistent. Challenges Slater said one of the challenges facing the company is a 13-percent increase in aluminum prices over the last 12 months. Thats huge, he said of the increase, adding that around a third of G&As product cost is in raw materials, so, it turns into a price increase for your customer base. challenge, he added, saying that attracting workers to a rural area and competing with wages from big-city employers can be an additional challenge, noting that G&As healthcare costs have risen by almost a third. I dont know what other peoples health insurances are doing, he said, but we need to get a grip on healthcare costs. Local impact Slater said that in spite of those challenges, the company continues to grow and hired its 21 st employee the same day Slater spoke at the business association. He also said that G&A and Debbie Hoffmans daycare businesses are committed to buying locally, citing Ameris Bank, Bryans Ace Hardware, American Gutter, the Taylor and Heating and Air, Regional Electric and CARQUEST Auto Parts as local businesses the companies work with. Slater added that G&A purchases its industrial supplies from Lake Region resident Bill Wall of Jacksonvilles Cornerstone Supply. I mean, I could order a bunch of that off of Amazon, Slater said, but hes the local guy who depends on his living selling industrial supply, so we try to keep our business with local companies. Scott Slater with G&A Manufacturings railing. YEAR Continued from 1A


4A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, May 17, 2018 PROUDLY SERVING YOU FOR 42 GREAT YEARS!OFSTARKE HANDI-HOUSEHANDI HOUSE Custom Ordered Sizes Steel Buildings RV/Boat Covers Car Ports Portables904-964-3330 REPOSAVAILABLE$8900NODOWN DELIVERSFREEDELIVERYCREDIT CHECKRENTTO OWN3 STALL CARPORT CARPORT & GABLE HORSE BARN RV CARPORT RED BARN WOOD STYLE SIDE DOOR PORTABLE LOFT BARN UTILITY GARAGE UTILITY WITH PORCH CEDAR PORTABLE ROUNDED STYLE CARPORT ENCLOSED GARAGE RED BARN UTILITY CARPORT Still running on environment, ecotourism, education The following is an announcement of intention to Since moving to Lake Sampson in 1996, I have been fascinated by Bradfords wetland, lake and stream ecosystems. Protecting these environmental assets has been my focus for over 20 years. The Debby and then Hurricane Irma and the resulting devastation, emphasized the need for agencies, citizens and elected to protect and restore these ecosystems. I have also become increasingly concerned at how many legislators run unopposed and thus limit our opportunity for discussion and a chance to vote for a candidate that we feel will best represent us. For these reasons I am running for the Florida House District 19 seat to represent the people in all of Bradford, Union and Putnam counties, and the southern part of Clay County. I am a research scientist and I believe in the importance of not only collecting data but in solutions to problems. This applies not only to ecology, but also to education, economic development and health care. My education began in a small two room elementary school in rural Illinois. I met Kathy, my wife of 51 years, at Blackburn College, a small college in Carlinville, IL. I received a PhD in plant pathology from the University of Wisconsin and went on to do research and teaching in government labs and universities in the U.S., Papua New Guinea and Germany. In 1979 we moved to Newberry. I worked as a biologist at UF and later did training and research on solid and hazardous waste management at UFs TREEO Center before retiring in 1996. In 1988 I helped form a company that provided recycling services to Archer and Newberry, provided home composting units to Alachua County residents, and developed reuse and cost reduction options for household hazardous waste. In 2002 the companys focus changed to forest management and invasive plant control and received two USDA Small Business Innovative Research grants. I have been a supervisor or the administrator for the Bradford Soil and Water Conservation District since 2004. I managed two Pulling Together Initiative grants that focused on invasive plant education and control. I have been collecting data on Bradford Countys surface water since Tropical Storm Debby. This data collection impacted Starke and Lakes Sampson and Crosby. I helped Bradford County apply for the $2.5 million Emergency Watershed grant the county just received. An aggressive is needed throughout House District 19. One of my concerns is the St. Johns River Water Management District Black Creek project that would pump water from Black Creek to Keystone Heights and has an estimated cost of $43 million. The color and phosphorous content of Black Creek water could have negative impacts on the Keystone lakes. Proposed withdrawal rates could cause serious harm to Black Creek. The Bradford Soil and Water Conservation District has proposed that the water discharged by Chemours system that would carry water directly to the Keystone lakes. The cost for this option would be under $500,000 and reduce I believe ecotourism could be House District 19. Area lakes, creeks, rivers, wetlands, springs and the largely undeveloped forested lands could be turned into tourist destination points. In Bradford County, Brooks Sink between Graham and Brooker is more impressive than the Devils Millhopper in Gainesville and should be a State Geological Park. A study of the economic impact of returning the Ocklawaha River generate more revenue than a dammed river. Past mining by Dupont environmental impacts in Bradford County. The proposed phosphate mine could impacts if adequate limits are not set in the various permits required for the mining operation and if the responsible governmental entities do not enforce the conditions in the permits. Bradford Countys inability to manage its permitting responsibility for the mining project has led me to change my stated support for the phosphate mining concept to opposition for the mine proposed for Bradford and Union counties. My goal is to be available to listen to the citizens of House District 19 and to initiate legislation where needed to protect our environmental resources, support our public education system and make ecotourism an economic driver. We all need to work together to address the challenges we face in House District 19 while protecting the rural character that makes it unique. You can call me at 904-3680291 or email me at stillpe@aol. com or on Facebook at www. Still The following is an announcement of intention to Lifelong Republican and business executive Tom his candidacy for Bradford County Commissioner District 4 in November 2017. His district includes Hampton, Lake Hampton, Lake Santa Fe, Keystone Heights, Melrose, Theressa area south of Starke and the Keystone Airport area. Tom spent his childhood on Little Lake Santa Fe in his familys one-bedroom cabin. In 2004, Tom and wife, Nancy, purchased the house next door to his dads old place. My fondest memories of growing up are on the lake; thrashing through the and boating. I knew I always wanted to be on Little Santa Fe and feel blessed to live here. I am not a politician, and act a certain way to make friends or to get people to like me. What I am, is what you as a concerned citizen in Bradford government was at the grassroots level to halt the controversial RV-condo development on wetlands. His concerns, regarding the water resource challenges related to this project and the potential damage to the swamp, (the headwaters to the Santa Fe River) were echoed by many others around the county. In addition, Tom is the only candidate who has come out publicly against the proposed phosphate mine in Bradford and Union counties. As a businessman, I want to foster the right kind of growth in our beautiful county. We need job creators, not land destroyers! Tom believes that starts with infrastructure: high-speed internet and better roads. Over the last few months, he has met with regarding their approach to similar challenges. The solutions are out there, we just have to make it a priority and take action. He believes business opportunities will follow. As a father and grandfather, Tom is passionate about school safety and education. He is impressed with the sheriffs administrations commitment to protecting our schools. In addition, Tom highlighted that the Bradford School System is doing some great things with STEAM education especially music. We have a great musical tradition in this part of Florida and we need to support our future Tom Pettys and Bo Diddleys Tom maintains that part of being a good commissioner is reviewing the books for government waste and redirecting funds wherever possible toward education and the safety/well-being of our county, and most importantly, keeping taxes low for our hard-working citizens. He promises an open-door policy and is committed to regularly scheduled town hall type meetings. I will represent the people of District 4 and all of Bradford county, not my own agenda. For additional information, please go to www. or follow Tom on Facebook at Tom Germano for County Commissioner. Tom Germano Germano running in District 4 BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The Keystone Cloudbusters Remote Control Club dedicated Airpark to Bill George, during the clubs annual Family Day on April 28. George, who died in 2017, served as Minister of Music at Starkes First Baptist Church from 1966 to 1978, and then served as a chaplain with the Department of Corrections for 13-and-a-half years. During that time, he also served in several other churches, including Madison Street Baptist Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Starke. Georges son Denny, who said his father obtained his pilots license after serving in the Navy during World War II. airplanes when I was 12, recalled Denny, and then remote control and taught him remote control airplanes in a corner of the Keystone Airpark. Eventually, others joined the two and the small group formed a club. taxi strip and probably 35 years ago, 33 years ago, recalled Denny George. At some and so they consider my dad the founder. George added that his father enjoyed building remote control planes just as much planes from scratch, not from kits, which is the prevailing practice today. They come in large pieces and they call them ARFs: George of the kits. That was not my dads deal. George said that for a couple of the models his father built, Bill George ordered the plans of the original planes from the Smithsonian in Washington, so his models would be as authentic as possible. near his boyhood home of Walkertown, North Carolina, just outside Winston-Salem. remained with him throughout his life. His son said he last hospital stay. Club President Michael Mullins said the organization now has 32 members. Mullins joined in 2010 and met Bill George at that time. He was a very wise man, Mullins said of George, especially when it came to airplanes. Bill was the type of guy that if he met you and talked to you, he was interested in what you had to talk about, not so much as what he had to talk about. He was just one of those kinds of individuals. During the dedication of the Bill George Memorial RC Hardee presented Georges family with a painting of Bill George, derived from a photograph. Keystone remote control aircraft club dedicates Denny George (left) holds a painting of his father presented to him by Darrin Hardee (center) of the Keystone Cloudbusters Remote Control Club. Looking on is the clubs President: Michael Mullins (right). LRM Legals 5/17/18 KEYSTONE AIRPARK AUTHORITY NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed proposals, in duplicate, will be received by the Keystone Airpark Authority in the Conference Room at the Keystone Airpark Terminal Building, located at 7100 Airport Road, Starke, Florida 32091, until 2:00 PM EDT on June 21, 2018 at which time all proposals received will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders are invited to submit proposals for: REHABILITATE TAXIWAY A & B AND NEW APRON CONNECTOR AND RELATED WORK AT KEYSTONE HEIGHTS AIRPORT A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting and site inspection will be held at 10:00 AM on May 30, 2018 in the Conference Room at the Keystone Heights Airport Terminal Building. Bidders are strongly urged to attend. Bidders are invited to submit Proposals for this work on the Proposal Forms provided. Other proposal forms will not be accepted. The complete examination and understanding of the Contract Documents consisting of the all addenda or other revisions, and Site of the proposed work is necessary to properly submit a Proposal. Contract Documents consisting of the Plans and other revisions will be available on or before Monday, May 21, 2018 for examination or may be obtained 7650 West Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, Florida 33607, Phone (813) 636-2139 (Diane Kline). There is a $25.00 charge for each electronic copy set (PDF) of the Contract Documents. Hard copies will not be distributed. Return of the Contract Documents is not required and the amount paid for the Contract Documents is non-refundable. Contractor must purchase the Contract Documents from the Engineer of Record in order to be considered a responsive bidder. A Bid Bond in the form as bound in the Contract Documents or of the total amount bid must accompany each Bid. Successful Bidder shall be required to execute and to provide a Payment Bond and Performance Bond each in an Amount of not less of the total value of the Contract awarded to him with a satisfactory surety or sureties for the full and faithful performance of the work. No bid may be withdrawn after closing time for the receipt of Proposals for a period of one hundred twenty (120) days. The Keystone Airpark Authority reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in or reject any or all bids and to award or refrain from awarding the Contract for the Work. For additional information, contact William R. Prange, P.E., AECOM, at (386) 898-2298 or bill.prange@ Dated: May 17, 2018. By: Keystone Airpark Authority END OF NOTICE TO BIDDER 5/17 2tchg 5/24-LRM Legals


Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, May 17, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region Indians rally in 7th to punch ticket to state BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer At the start of the softball season, Keystone Heights High School Head Coach Jessica Marquart and Assistant Coach Tyler Jolley had to tell the players not to get ahead of themselves. They kept talking about making it to the state tournament, but the coaches knew a lot of softball had to be played before even thinking about that. we do not say state anymore, and they havent said it since, Maquart said. Thats all they were focused on. They werent focused on one game at a time. Well, the players can talk about state now because thats just where theyre heading, thanks to rallying in the seventh inning to defeat host Hernando 3-2 in the Region 2-5A championship game on May 11 in Brooksville. Its such an awesome feeling to win a game like this, Marquart said. It was nerve-racking, but so awesome. The Indians (20-10) had two on with two outs in the top of the seventh when senior catcher Bailey Story hit a hard grounder up the middle for a single that plated both runners. We knew we could do it, Story said. Its the best feeling. Keystone pitchers Megan Moncrief and Daelynn Eatmon combined to allow three hits, with Eatmon, a freshman, earning the win with four shutout, no-hit innings. Im just so happy, said Eatmon, who gave up no walks and had six strikeouts. Weve worked so hard all year for this. The state tournament will be hosted by Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach. Keystone, which game against West Nassau (226) at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Reigning state champ The Region 2-5A champion Keystone Heights Indians. Pictured are: (front, l-r) Madison Heskett, Ashton Ludwig, Ashleigh Jennings, Molly Crawford, Skylar Rollins, Britney Hollingsworth, (back, l-r) Daelynn Eatmon, Megan Moncrief, Cami Worley, Emma Rogel, Emily Pressley, Makayla Smith, Lexi Northway, Savannah Channell and Bailey Story. Lexi Northway makes a throw from second inning. She got the Indians game-winning, seventh-inning rally started with a double. See KHHS, 8B


2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, May 17, 2018 Florida Twin Theatre All Seats $6 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451 Visit us on-line at SCREEN 1Starts FridayFri 7:10, 9:10 Sat 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 Sun 5:00, 7:05 Wed Thur 7:30 Fri 7:00, 9:15 Sat 5:10, 8:00 Sun 4:50, 7:10 Wed Thur 7:15SCREEN 2 Will Arnett Ryan Reynolds Starts Friday Florida Twin Theatre All Seats $6 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451 Visit us on-line at SCREEN 1Starts FridayFri 7:10, 9:10 Sat 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 Sun 5:00, 7:05 Wed Thur 7:30 Fri 7:00, 9:15 Sat 5:10, 8:00 Sun 4:50, 7:10 Wed Thur 7:15SCREEN 2 Will Arnett Ryan Reynolds Starts Friday Southside Players present of Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits, Baptists on the square The members of Madison Street Baptist Church met on Starkes square for a picnic after their morning service on May 6. Senior Pastor Justin Kirksey said the highlight of the afternoon was the baptism of two of the churchs newest members: Caleb Zapp and Darsyn Brooks. After Pastor of Discipleship for Students Callihan Helms baptized the two teenagers, Kirksey told the crowd: Throughout the rest of this day, if theres anybody here that needs to be baptized, weve still got water here. Now, just because youre hot, you cant come and get baptized. Callihan Helms: Pastor of Discipleship for Students baptizes Caleb Zapp. Looking on are foreground (l-r) Darsyn Brooks and Senior Pastor Justin Kirksey, background Associate Pastor of Music and Administration: Charles Warren. Below: Brittany Morrison tosses a cornhole beanbag while her father: Paul Jackson holds her daughter: Dezlin Morrison. Left: (L-r) Josh Spangler, Lauren Spradlin and April Kelly serving snow cones. The elementary school students presented the musical comedy at the BHS auditorium on May 12. Right: Flossy Baba (center), as portrayed by Sydney Jones, suffers from a bout carpet ride. Genie of the Ketchup (far left), portrayed by Delia Johnson, and Princess Satsuma, portrayed by Kaylah Vargas look on in disgust. Jesse Davis, who portrayed Alakazam, set up each scene for the audience. Composing themselves A diabolical plan deserves an evil laugh, even from a monkey. Booboo the monkey, to be exact, who is portrayed by Ashlin Libby. The Grand Vizier (center), portrayed by Aiden Alvarez, is led away by palace guards Apu (far left), portrayed by Alexa Padgett, and Aleik, as his evil plans have been foiled. Balthazar Bongo (far left), portrayed by Zachary Wells seems a bit perplexed by the appearance of (l-r) Dusty Sandals and Sandy Sandals, portrayed by Amy Prescott and Kelsey Burgin, respectively. Palace guards Apu and Azit (l-r), portrayed by Alexa Padgett and Alyssa Jones, respectively, spring into action. See MUSICAL, 3B


after the tremors caused by Booboo the monkeys gong are (l-r) Sheik Yabuti (Trindonn Burgin), Sheik Aleg (Samantha Appling) and Sheik Yahand (Karlee Coffman). BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer When the Bradford High School softball teams season ended April 24, senior center was the last game shed play. Now, she has put herself in position to play again after receiving a scholarship from College. Im very nervous because as of two months ago, I never wouldve thought Id be doing 11 signing ceremony in the BHS media center. I waited until a month before my senior years do want to do this. Its very exciting, but Im very nervous at the same time. I think itll be a great opportunity. Bradford High School graduate Lainie Rodgers, who was the varsity teams assistant coach this past season, was a senior During the signing ceremony, girl has incredible potential, and she doesnt have a clue how good she is. After the ceremony, Rodgers told the Telegraph-Timeshas grown. I saw that she had grown from a somewhat timid freshman to a dynamic, hard-working and this year, Rodgers said. In regard to playing beyond always known I had the potential and always knew I could do it. I guess it just took me a while to realize that people did believe in me, that I really could do it and I had the talent. She said she had no particular college in mind when she began thinking of trying to play at the wanted to go somewhere that was close to home. St. Johns I went over there and looked really loved it. I just knew that of high school at the varsity level. This past season, she batted .319, had a slugging percentage of .425 and was second on the team which is where shes been since. She has a great arm in the out at the plate, Rodgers said. Not many people can beat her arm. a position change at St. Johns River. The coach that they have right now, shes seen me in the but she told me as of right now, they dont have a starting catcher. She might make me into a catcher, so well see how that goes. She seemed a little nervous about that idea, but shes also open to whatever is asked of her as long as she can play at the collegiate level. Im just excited for the Rodgers said theres no doubt play at a four-year college after two years at St. Johns River. It all depends on if she wants to. future plansyet. As of right now, no, but my answer might change as I progress, she said. Whats for sure is shell play for St. Johns River. When asked what itll feel like to step onto think itll be very nerve-racking. a freshman here at Bradford. I remember being so nervous. I didnt even start that game. I goodness. Its a whole different world from middle school to high school. I cant imagine high school to college. I think wherever she goes, impact on whoever shes around, Rodgers said. 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Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Back & Neck Pain Clinic Tree & Field Services, Inc. 24 Hour Emergency Services Complete Tree Services Land Clearing Privacy, Wood & Farm Fences Debris Removal Firewood & Cooking Wood Residential & Commercial River State College Harli Phillips (right) smiles at her mother, Teresa Phillips, after signing her letter of intent to play softball at St. Johns River State College. Not pictured: Phillips father, Harvey Phillips. Submitted by Tara Hildebran Team Bradford, the Scholastic Clay Target Shooting Team, participated in the March 18 State Fun Shoot at Quail Creek new members Eli Stewart of Wilkinson Jr. High School and High School both of whom joined in January. This event was for sporting clays only. Results were: Drew Hildebran 61/100, Krista Hildebran 53/100, Stewart 29/100 Winds were the biggest threat to the shooters as they averaged 11-15 mph throughout the event. The event had 144 shooters. attended the Southeastern Regionals at Forrest City Gun Club in Savannah, Georgia. More than 230 shooters from states such as Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia competed. Team Bradford added new member Wyatt Greenbaum of St. Johns for this event along with his father, coach Scott Greenbaum. Shooters competed in skeet and trap as well as sport clays. Super Sport was added this year as an option. Team Bradfords sporting clay squads were Greenbaum, Drew Hildebran and Krista Hildebran as as Squad 2. Squad 1 placed sixth out of 21, while Squad 2 placed 16th. In trap, the squad of Drew Hildebran placed 15th out of 21. Greenbaum decided to shoot the optional Super Sport, a 50-clay course set up similar to sporting clays. His score was 43/50, which tied him for fourth. By attending the Southeastern Regionals, all Team Bradford members are now eligible for nationals should they decide to attend with a coach. The national event, which consists of more than 3,000 shooters, is held every Team Bradford takes part in Fun Shoot, Southeastern Regionals MUSICAL Continued from 2B See SHOOTING, 9B


Mothers Day observance turns into arrest BY TRACY LEE TATE Telegraph-Times-Monitor A local woman seemed to be thinking of her mother on Mothers Day last week, but her intended recognition turned out to become an arrest at the Starke Walmart. According to a report from called to Walmart to investigate a report of retail theft. McMahan arrived at the scene at approx. 6:30 p.m. and met with Walmart employees in the Loss of McMahans arrival, a white Leigh Jones was observed by her she had observed Jones selecting three Mothers Day cards from a display near the grocery entrance of the business and place them in her shopping cart. According to the report, after selecting the cards, Jones proceeded to the general merchandise exit of the store, where she passed all points of purchase and proceeded out of the exit. Jones was stopped by employees after she had exited the store and she was asked to proceed back into the store and to the loss prevention center and she complied. According to the report, Jones said she was looking to see if a friend of hers was working and had intentions of returning inside to pay. After being read her rights, the report states that Jones admitted purchase, but still said she was just looking for her friend. She stated that she had done this on several previous occasions and had all intention of turning back to purchase the items in her cart. The items in her cart included a variety of items, from alcohol to the cards, and total $136.82 in value. Jones was arrested for retail theft and transported to the Bradford County jail. Skillet becomes deadly weapon in domestic incident BY TRACY LEE TATE Telegraph-Times-Monitor A Starke man was arrested for aggravated battery by police on May 12 after throwing a skillet at his domestic partner during an argument. was dispatched to Shands at Starke in reference to a battery. According to a report, she made contact with the victim, who stated he was just involved in a physical altercation with his live-in boyfriend Jeremy Foster at their residence. The victim said he had been awakened by Foster yelling at him in reference to a message on his phone from another male. He said he went to the bathroom to get away from the situation and when he came back out of the bathroom he was struck in the left shoulder by a skillet thrown by Foster. The victim then said Foster exited the residence and went down the road. The victim said he also left the residence and went to a friends house, then to the hospital to have his shoulder x-rayed because it was really painful. The victim stated he wanted to press charges against Foster. The report notes that this incident violence incident involving the two individuals. After being read his rights, Foster admitted to questioning the victim about random guys texting his phone and that the victim had entered the bathroom. Foster said he then left the residence and never threw anything at the victim or hit him with anything. Foster was arrested for aggravated battery and transported to the Bradford County jail. Spending spree on Mothers credit card results in charges BY TRACY LEE TATE Telegraph-Times-Monitor A Starke woman faces charges for the fraudulent use of a credit card after allegedly using her mothers credit card to get cash and make purchases in nine separate transactions over a period of three days, totaling $263.73. to TD Bank in reference to a fraud investigation. At the bank, he met with a bank representative 4B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, May 17, 2018 CRIME Obituaries 340 E. Walker Drive(SR 100)Keystone Heights P. Steven Futch Funeral DirectorJoe Gallagher Owner/Funeral DirectorWere here for youTo help celebrate a lifeto help say goodbye.Whether your loved one wanted a traditional funeral or a more casual way to bring family and friends together, well help your remembrance be something special. Let us ease the burden and help you celebrate a life in a wonderful way.Complete Funeral Arrangements Pre-planning Assistance Cremation Services Monuments Out of Town Arrangements Spacious and Intimate Facilities O Street Parking Kelli Parks Moreland Funeral Director620 East Nona Street(corner of SR 100)Starke 904.964.6200 620 East Nona Street(corner of SR 100)Starke 904.964.6200 340 E. Walker Drive(SR 100)Keystone Heights 352.473.3176 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 James Aldridge Jr. STARKEJames Aldridge Jr., 33, of Starke died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Shands Starke Regional Hospital Starke. A lifelong resident of Starke, he attended the local community churches and graduated from Bradford High School. He served in the United States Army. He is survived by: his companion, Courtney Goodman of Starke; daughter, Braelynn Aldridge; sons, Jaten, Jye and Jevin Aldridge; sister, Jamesia Nichols; brother, Omar Aldridge; parents, James Lee Aldridge Sr. and step mother, Bernadine Aldridge; and many other family members. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19 in the Bradford High School Auditorium Starke. Interment will be held in Bob Love Cemetery Starke. Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc, Starke. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 18 in the Carl D. Haile Memorial Chapel. Friends 3-6:00 p.m. The Cortege will form at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at 102 Long Street, Starke. Richard Deese LAWTEY Richard Eldridge Deese, 85, of Lawtey died on Friday, April 27, 2018. He was born to the late John and Anna Deese in Raiford. He was a lifelong resident of Union County, and served in the National Guard. He was employed by the Florida Department of Corrections and later retired. He is preceded in death by: Betty Linzy Deese, his beloved wife of 35 years; sister, Mildred Deese. He is survived by: children, Richard Timothy Deese and Sandra Louise Price; sister, Aline Mullins; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held on May 12 at Pine Grove Church in Raiford. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. Helen Glasgow STARKE Helen Mersereau Glasgow, 104, of Starke, died Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Jacksonville Beach. She was born on May 29, 1913 to the late Thomas Anthony and Helen Mable (Howe) Mersereau in Blissville Junction, New Brunswick, Canada. The family immigrated to Florida about 1922. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Starke. Prior She was predeceased by: her husband, Harold Glasgow; two brothers; and four sisters. She is survived by: her sister, Florence Silcox; as well as several nieces and nephews. A private graveside service was held on May 15 in Kingsley Lake Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Mary Hall LAWTEY Mary Jane Clark Hall, age 73, of Lawtey passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Riverwood Health and Rehab with her loving daughter by her side. She was born in Starke on April 29, 1945 to the late Jack Dempsey J.D. Clark and Alma Newsome Clark. Mary was raised in Bradford County where she met the love of her life, James Jim Carlton Hall, and married him on Jan. 7, 1961. They lovingly raised their 2 sons and daughter together while residing in Gainesville. In 1992, Mary and Jim moved to Lawtey where they became members of Northside Baptist Church. Marys entire world was centered around her loving family. She was a homemaker most of her life and a waitress for a short period, but ultimately was a dedicated and caring wife and mother. She had a passion for shopping, decorating, and scrap booking. Mary could be described as an elegant lady that took pride and honor in her appearance. Mary will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; James Carlton Jim Hall. Mary is survived by: her loving children, David (Lisa) Hall and Rene (Aaron) Willingham both of Starke, and Michael (Michele) Hall of Raiford; her sisters, Martha Arhens of Keystone Heights, Betty (Gary) Stephens and Shirley Strickland both of Starke; her grandchildren, Lisa (Mitchell) Philman, Tabitha (Ronnie) Morris, Katie (Stephen) Jackson, Brittney (Travis) Atteberry, Amanda Hall, Austin Willingham, David Hall, II, and Clayton Hall; and her greatgrandchildren, Haley, Ashlyn, Elizabeth and Dalton Morris, Jackson and Anna Philman, and Trenton Jackson. Celebration services will be held on Thursday, May 17 at 1:00 pm at Interment will follow at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Following the committal service, the family will be gathering at the Jackson Residence, 8117 NW County Road 225, Starke. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Ferreira Funeral Services, Starke. Visit to sign the familys guest book. 904-964-5757. PAID OBITUARY Master Sergeant Nestor Lauzurique KEYSTONE HEIGHTS MSG Nestor John Lauzurique, age 68, formerly of Miami passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018. Born in Caibarin, Cuba on Feb. 26, 1950 to the late Leonila and Diego Lauzurique. John came to the United States as a young boy where he served in the United States Army/ National Guard for 30 years. After retirement, he relocated to Keystone Heights where he has been a resident for the last 18 years. He is survived by: his wife, Alma Lauzurique; children, Ann Marie (Rey) Hernandez, Christina (Mike) Forrester, Nestor (Lynda) Lauzurique Jr.; step-daughters, Kim Rutledge and Beth Griggs. John is also survived by: seven grandchildren, Raeana Hernandez, Mckenzie Forrester, Matthew Forrester, Marisa Forrester, beloved dogs. Furthermore, John loved spending time with family. He especially cherished his time with his grandchildren and looked forward to their visits. He had a love for collecting and tinkering with various toys. John was artistic and enjoyed creating unique jewelry and crafts. Having served in the Army he never grew tired of watching war movies. If he wasnt watching a classic war movie, his other favorite past time was watching WWE wrestling. Our dad was a Hero to us and will be greatly missed forevermore. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights www. PAID OBITUARY Loris Meece KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Loris Mae Meece, 93, of Keystone Heights died Friday, May 11, 2018 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville. She was born Feb. 27, 1925 in Inwood Long Island, New York to the late John B. and Anna (Arneth) Anderson. In 1970, she made Keystone Heights her home. She received her Bachelors Degree in Psycology from the University of Florida and started her career as a caseworker retiring from HRS in Starke. She was a member of St. Pius the Fifth Roman Catholic Church. Her husband of 49 years, James Meece, and her son-in-law, Melvin Charles Palm, had both preceded her in death. Survivors are children: Martha Weatherall and Loris Palm, both of Starke, Carla M. (Ronald) Williams of Glen St. Mary, Arneth Dix of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Jeff (Elaine) Meece of Bartlett, Tennessee. Also left behind are sister, Marley Anderson of Connecticut; seven grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; and one great great-granddaughter. Viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 18 in the Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel with the Rosary beginning at 11:00 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. Father Paul Kurg will be presiding. Interment will be at Reeds Chapel Cemetery in Stewart, Mississippi on Monday, May 21. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Jerome Pelham STARKEJerome Pelham, 69, of Starke died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Riverwood Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home Starke. He was a lifelong resident of Starke and attended the local schools of Bradford County. He was a member of New Covenant Baptist Ministries in Starke. He served in the United States Navy. After his tours in the service he was employed He is survived by: his caregiver, Gloria Jackson of Starke; daughter, Catrina Pelham; uncles, Ellis Pelham of Waldo and Charlie Pelham of St. Augustine; and many other family members. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 in the New Covenant Baptist Church with Rev Jefferty T. Jones conducting the services. Interment will be held in Oddfellow Cemetery, Starke. Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc, Starke. Visitation will be held on Friday May 18 in the Carl D Haile Memorial Chapel. Friends 3-6:00 p.m. The Cortege will form at the resident of Mrs. Gloria Jackson 942 Oak Street Starke at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Douglas Riles, Jr. LAWTEY Douglas Russell Rusty Riles Jr., 63, of Lawtey passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018. Mr. Riles was a lifelong resident of the Whitehouse area of Jacksonville and was a member of the Church of Christ of Starke where he served faithfully with his church family. Rusty grew up working with his uncle as a well driller and was owner and operator of his own company, D.R. Riles Well Drilling for the past 18 years. During his life, Mr. Riles shared his personal writing as a ministry for encouraging prisoners with teachings from his own wildlife, telling stories, and jokes. He loved his family and will be dearly missed. Mr. Riles is survived by: his wife of 25 years, Corinna Riles, daughter, Ashleigh Riles, brother, John (Debbie) Riles, three sisters, Linda (Steve) Von Eberstein, Sue (Gene) Teeter, and Nancy Roberson, brother-in-law, Joseph Panganiban, sister-in-law, Kimberly (Carl Watson, III) Ryals, father-in-law, Joseph F. Panganiban, two nephews, John (Kim) Riles, Jr. and Jessie (Jenny) Riles, and several nieces, nephews and extended family. Memorial Services will be announced. Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs. Family and friends may share their condolences at: 904-284-7720 PAID OBITUARY See CARD, 5B


Thursday, May 17, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 5B (904) 964-8840 | 230 S Temple Ave, Starke, FL 32091 | BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer For approximately four weeks, football players at Bradford, Keystone Heights and Union County high schools have been getting a jump start on the 2018 season. Now, they get to block and tackle players from other teams as all three teams will play games on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. Bradford will travel to play Lake Weir, while Keystone will jamboree at KHHS will have the teams playing each other for two quarters, though Keystone Head Coach Dickinson said the times of the quarters could vary. The game will start with Keystone Keystone and Union will then play each other. Though participating in spring practices is old hat for all three head coaches, its a bit of a different feeling this year for Bradford Head Coach Brian Tomlinson. Tomlinson, who was an assistant at Union, took the reins of the Bradford program last year, but he didnt work with the team for a full spring due to a late hire and didnt even have a full staff in place in the spring. Therefore, it has been exciting to start this years spring practices from day one with an intact staff and a group of players eager to build upon last years success of The kids are all ready to go, Tomlinson said. They were chomping at the bit. Last years success has led to new kids coming out for football, with Tomlinson saying, There are some kids out here I didnt even know went to school here. In all seriousness, an average of 70 (current ninththrough 11thgraders) have been attending practices, which is impressive considering 22 players from last season are graduating. Its certainly a far cry from last spring. Tomlinson said the Tornadoes probably had half the number they have now. I think were probably ahead of where I wanted to be numberswise and 1 million times ahead of last year, Tomlinson said. Though Tomlinson feels good about the number of returning players in skill positions, he and coaches are focusing on three areas where the need is great because of graduating seniors. Replacing the quarterback, offensive line and replacing every linebacker thats probably our big three right now, Tomlinson said. Returning players such as defensive lineman Jaquez Mosley and running back Jeremiah Vaughn, who will both be seniors, have stepped up into leadership roles this spring, which surely was no surprise to Tomlinson. However, the coach has also seen newcomers like junior Malik Hankerson try to make their marks as well. He was a JV guy last year, Tomlinson said of Hankerson, but hes come out here this year trying to be a leader. Every coach wants to win every game played, but in regard to the spring game, the overall goal is to use it as just another part of the learning process in preparation for fall. Just getting better, Tomlinson said when asked what his goal was for the game. We have guys in new spots and new players. Indians facing lack of depth again Approximately 60, including incoming freshmen, have been participating in Keystone practices, but Dickinson anticipates the varsity team consisting of numbers only in the mid-20s. The coach said hes seen an increase in the core group of younger players, but at the varsity level, its going to be about identifying those players Were going to have a lot of guys playing both ways, Dickinson said. For us, again, the keys going to be getting in great shape. The strength of the team, despite lack of depth, should be the offensive line, which returns about, Dickinson said. We should be ahead of the game in knowing what to do. I thought last year they blocked well, so were hoping for even more improvement there. are really focusing on are quarterback and running back. Adrien Ciena, who was last years starting quarterback, transferred to Bradford, while Alex Cruz and Blake Sanders to graduation. With Ty Friedlin returning to he probably has 5-6 who can play the tailback and fullback positions. Linebacker is also another area coaches are looking at. Some kids who are getting looks there could end up helping on the defensive line, which right now basically consists of the players who also play offensive line. who can play there, Dickinson said of the linebacker positions. Weve got some guys playing there that might play there in the spring. They might become linemen, but were giving them a chance to see if they can play linebacker. A lot of time this spring is being devoted to the fundamentals of the Wing-T offense, which the Indians mainly ran last season. We spend a lot of time on taking the correct steps, Dickinson said. Everybodys got to do their steps correctly because a lot of the plays you run in that type offense come off or four plays that look the same you just might hand off to a different guy. As for the jamboree, its a chance for Dickinson and his staff to evaluate if theyre making the best use of their personnel. I just want to see where were at and make sure we work on what we need to work on and make sure weve got people in the right positions, Dickinson said. Tigers see increase in numbers Union Head Coach Ronny consisted of approximately 70 players, which includes incoming freshmen. The coach said its the most players the programs consisted of in four years or so. The numbers are better than theyve been in a long, long lot of young kids, but weve got some talent in spots. to him this spring is how many from their work in the weight room as well as just going through their normal maturation process. A lot of these guys are starting to grow into their bodies and are A lot of them are sprouting up. A lot of them have grown an inch or two vertically since last year. Hes impressed with the strength of such returning players as lineman John Manning, tight end/linebacker Allan McClellon, safety/running back Hosea Robinson and lineman Agelu Nunu, who was the state runnerup in the heavyweight class at the said of Nunu. Union gets a boost this spring with the return of some players who were injured last season, such as defensive end Tyler Football teams to conclude spring with May 17 games See FOOTBALL, 6B Bradford Head Coach Brian Tomlinson gives some pointers to quarterback Adrien Ciena. Bradfords Jawaun Noisette makes a catch. Right: Keystones Andrew Cox drops back to pass. and the victim. According to the report, he was advised of several unauthorized transactions completed on the victims debit card. The transactions totaled nine successful and 28 attempted transactions. The victim stated that she believed the card had been taken by her daughter, Tamara Sprinkle, when she had visited her mothers residence. During the course of the investigation, Riles obtained security video from the locations where transactions had been attempted and obtained a subpoena from the Bradford footage. According to the arrest report, Sprinkle called Riles on February 12 and said she would like to speak with him in regard to the fraud and would contact him the next day to arrange for a meeting. She also is reported to have admitted using her mothers card without permission and said she had intentions of paying the money back to the bank. According to the report, Sprinkle was interviewed on Feb. 13 and read her Miranda rights. She is reported to have said she took the card from her mothers residence on Feb. 9 because she had relapsed on heroin and needed the money for drugs. She said part of the money was wired to a friend and the rest used to buy narcotics. Sprinkle said she returned the card to her mothers residence after the ATM transactions, but did not let her mother know she had used the card. She stated that she got into an argument with her mother and then took the card a second time. She said she could this time, so she used it as a credit card to make purchases, including cigarettes and gas. She stated that she eventually returned the card to her mother and told her about the charges she had made. DVD from the TD Bank Fraud department which contained video footage taken from the walk-up ATM. The video showed Sprinkle walking up to the ATM and using the card. She was arrested on May 11. Theft of GPS wrong path for suspect BY TRACY LEE TATE Telegraph-Times-Monitor Daronte Jawaun Corbitt, 24, was arrested May 11 for an outof-county warrant from Union County but eventually ended up with three additional charges after he confessed to stealing a it the previous day. from a vehicle at a residence on NW CR 229A. The victim told a Bradford deputy that he had left the car unsecured after returning from a trip to the store the CARD Continued from 4B See GPS, 8B


6B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, May 17, 2018 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 FREE REMOVALREMOVALFREE of (used for research) New BHS basketball coach brings 20 years of experience UCHS graduate Sampson Jackson will join Brent Roberts staff as assistant and head JV coach BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer He retired and moved from his home state of Kentucky to Florida, but Brent Roberts could not stay away from the sport he loves to coach. Now, after almost 20 years since he was last a head coach, Roberts is ready to take the reins of a program once again after being hired as Bradford High Schools new varsity boys basketball coach. Roberts, either as a head coach or as an assistant, has 20 years experience most of it in Kentucky and has been a part of six district championships, three regional championships and three state tournament appearances. In his return to coaching this past season, he was an assistant at Jacksonvilles Creekside High School, which won district and regional titles en state runner-up. Creekside played in the Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke Holiday Tournament, which is hosted by BHS annually. Roberts was impressed with what he saw there and then impressed when he decided to learn more about BHS athletics. Im real happy to be here, said Roberts, whos also been working as a paraprofessional in Creeksides ESE department. It reminds me of several of the coaching jobs I had in Louisville in terms of a lot of community support. I was at Creekside this past year, and we came for the Bradford holiday tournament. The atmosphere was very impressive. It just seemed like a real nice, community type school. Thats number one. Number two, I did a little research. Theyve had good athletes and good athletic a plus when youre looking for a coaching job, especially when youre basically coming out of retirement to do it again. Bradford Athletic Director Lamar Waters said Roberts experience was the numberone thing that stood out. That includes a stint as the head coach at Louisvilles Fern Creed Traditional High School from 1995 until 1999. Roberts said Fern Creek is one of the better basketball programs in Kentucky, but it wasnt when he took over. The program hadnt had a winning season since 1984, but it experienced three under Roberts. Fern Creek was ranked last among Louisville public schools in terms of wins and losses, but vaulted into the top 20 after Roberts had been there two years. The program eventually reached the top 10 in Louisville and top-15 status for the whole state. Turning a program that was 3-19 or whatever they were over there into a consistent top-20 program in the state of Kentucky, where theres only out at you, to start with, Waters said. Roberts said building a program is an exciting part of coaching, but added that at Bradford, hes not walking into BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer nations top basketball prospects in the Class of 2020. Hes not a Bradford High School student, but he is making an indirect impact on that schools boys basketball program with the hiring of Brent Roberts as head coach. From 1999 until 2017, Roberts had been out of coaching. However, he did work as a personal shooting coach. It was the experience of working transferring from Louisvilles Trinity High School to Floridas Montverde Academy, that led Roberts to get back into coaching a team as an assistant at Jacksonvilles Creekside High School last season. I stared working with one of the premier high school players in Louisville, Roberts said. After working with him, it really renewed that passion of what I like to do, which is teach the game of basketball. Roberts wife, Liliana, gets some credit, too, for him ending up at BHS. It was her desire to live in warmer weather that brought the couple from Kentucky to Florida. Now, Roberts is preparing for his third stint as a head coach. What excites him the most is the chance to pass on what he knows. Its coming in and putting in your ideas, Roberts said. Everything looks great on paper, but the exciting part is seeing that you have and watching everything kind of develop out exactly right, then you make some changes. Roberts began gaining his basketball knowledge as a player. He was a shooting guard at Louisvilles Moore High School, earning All-State status team All-7th Region and 27th District selections and was a top-10 scorer among Louisville players with a 20.3 points-pergame average. My coach in high school always called me a light shooter, which meant as soon as it was daylight, Id shoot the ball, Roberts said. I never was accused of playing much defense. Roberts said the irony is that as a coach, he places an emphasis on the defensive end of the game. After high school, Roberts went to Hannover College in Indiana. He played one year before devoting his full attention to his studies. I was a pre-med student, Roberts said. Basically, it was time to start studying. Roberts said he wasnt convinced going on to medical school was in his future, so after graduation, he got a job working in a hospital laboratory. As he put it, he began to inch his way back into basketball. I did some volunteer assisting in basketball, Roberts said. The next thing I know, Im on a staff. It kind of took off from there. He got to work as an assistant at such schools as his alma mater and Louisville Male. Roberts said both schools were perennial basketball powers in the 1980s and 1990s. Louisville Male Dr. Dunkenstein), who played in the NBA after helping the University of Louisville win its Louisville basketballs turned out a lot of professional players, Roberts said, adding, Ive coached with some of the best coaches in Kentucky. Roberts said the sport is really no different in Kentucky than it is in Florida. Schools in each state consist of excellent athletes. What was different in regard to his experience coaching in Kentucky was that Louisville consists of 18-19 high schools within a 45-50-mile radius. Every game is a grind, Roberts said. A grind is what Roberts wants opposing teams to experience when they play Bradford. He said his teams will play with a good, clean toughness. We basically want the perception that when you come to Bradford, youre going to be in for a war, a good, clean war, Roberts said, adding, We want teams to not want to come play us. Roberts said he also wants his teams to play under control and recognize the difference between a good shot and a bad shot. Were not going to be afraid to shoot, he said, but were going to understand the difference between points and possession. As for his overall goals at BHS, Roberts said its to get the players to play to their best of their abilities, while also getting them to learn from their losses, which will help them in basketball and life. We want to win as many games as we can and learn from the losses how to make adjustments and go on. In the big picture, how do we use that for life? I want the kids to understand the adversity builds the endurance, which builds the patience, which leads to hope. With hope, theres a solution to whatever problem you have in life. Thats my responsibility to wrap basketball up into all of that. Brent Roberts (right) is shown coaching up one of his players at Fern Creek High School in Louisville. Brent Roberts See COACHES, 7B A passion for basketball Alexander, lineman J.B. Godwin and fullback/linebacker Trevor Rogers. evaluated closely this spring is quarterback as the Tigers lost Brian Scott and Dawson Johns to graduation. The offensive line is also getting looked at heavily, but not so much because coaches are there. Its because the Tigers are continuing to move away from the spread offense and toward the Wing-T. Were focusing on the offensive line, kind of reprogramming their blocking, spread, its more upright. The Wing-Ts a whole lot harder to coach because everything is on angled steps, aiming points and hand placement. play in the jamboree in Keystone, he wants to see players show the coaches they know how to do what is being asked of them and put themselves in the best positons to make plays. Just play assignment theyre blocking the right person and taking the right angles and just playing assignment football. Whether you win the battle or not, make sure youre in the position to win the battle. FOOTBALL Continued from 5B Jaylon Diston makes a leaping grab during a Union County practice. Union Countys Lake Harris rolls out to make a pass. Union Countys Hosea Robinson makes a catch. Trevor Rogers carries the ball during Union Countys looks on. at a Union County practice.


a scenario where a program has had little success. Bradford has won three district titles in a row, so the coaches prior to me knew what they were doing, Roberts said. They did a great job. Its my job to take (the Tornadoes) maybe one more step. Waters also likes the fact that Roberts has been an administrator. He was assistant principal at Stuart Middle School in Louisville from 2000 until 2015. The fact that he was a principal for 15 years really kind of made you feel like whatever situation hes going to have to deal with, he can handle it, Waters said. Hes been there. Roberts coaching timeline includes one stint in Indiana at head coach (1990-93), but the rest of his experience prior to retirement was in Louisville: assistant at Christian Academy of Louisville (1984-85), assistant at Southwest Christian High School (1985-86), assistant at Louisville Male Traditional High School (1987-89), assistant at Moore High School (1993-94) as an assistant (1994-95) before becoming head coach. He and his wife, Liliana, have the accounting department for while the other recently graduated from Auburn University and will open a veterinary practice in Louisville. UCHS grad Jackson to be JV coach Assisting Roberts and taking control of the junior varsity program is Sampson Jackson, who is no stranger to the area. Jackson is a 2008 Union County High School graduate and has worked with some Bradford student-athletes through Most of our kids know him already, Waters said. Hes worked with some of them. Theres a little bit of familiarity with him. His basketball knowledge is tremendous. Waters said Jackson, who applied for the varsity job, was rated very highly by the committee that reviewed applicants, so bringing him and Roberts on board is a win-win for BHS. Jackson, who was the head JV coach and varsity assistant at Union from 2012 until 2015, said, Im excited to be here. Hes been to the biggest stage in high school basketball, with the Union varsity team advancing to the Final Four in 2012 and 2013. Thats good experience to bring to a program, but Jackson feels his experience as a one-on-one well. it gives me is being able to see individual abilities talent-wise, Jackson said. Jackson also looks forward to learning from the Tornadoes new varsity head coach. I think Coach Brent has a lot to offer as far as the game of basketball, Jackson said. Thursday, May 17, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B 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 19 TH AND FROM MAY 26 TH MAY 28 TH 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 Tigers season ends with 8-0 loss BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Lafayette pitchers Chi Chi the Union County High School baseball team to three hits as the Hornets shut out the Tigers 8-0 in May 9 in Lake Butler. the Hornets (15-8) earned the right to play Madison County for the Region 3 championship this past Tuesday night. Union Head Coach Boo too much for his team, which is young overall, consisting of players who have yet to experience the gains of weight training and physical maturation. Four of the Tigers starting nine are freshmen. Mullilns said. With our lack of strength and our age, we just couldnt catch up to his fastball. Union (18-9) actually had its chances to score, putting seven on base by drawing walks. That included loading the bases with one out in the bottom of the sixth when the score was 5-0. Defensively, the Tigers committed four errors. Union had some hard luck in that Caden Cox, who was slated to start on the mound, came down with a stomach bug and moved from shortstop to relieve starting pitcher Tripp Davis, playing in his usual spot. Still, Mullins couldnt fault his teams effort overall. This is the worst game weve played this year, and it wasnt out of hand until the seventh inning, he said. Lafayette loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the third when Kerby Hanson singled, Jaxson Beach was hit by a pitch and Holden Richardson reached on an error. Garrett Mullins struck Mock out for the innings to drive in four runs. off to a good start for the Tigers when Braxton Dukes drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on Mullins ground out. Jake Worthington then hit a double, with Dukes holding up strikeout of Skyler Shatto before forcing Trace Croft to ground out Lafayettes Tyler Severance reached on an error to lead off the top of the sixth. He advanced to second on an error and scored when Hanson ground into a The Tigers then had their best opportunity to score when they loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth. Whip Davis drew a leadoff walk, but was put out at second when Tripp Davis ground into With Tripp Davis on singled. Matthew Starling then drew a walk. Mock, who inning, struck out Dukes for ground ball by Mullins for the third out. Lafayette added three more runs in the seventh. The Hornets loaded the bases with two outs on singles by Richardson and Land and a walk drawn by was hit by a pitch to force a run in. Christopher Crow drove in another run on single, with score 8-0. Second baseman (left) Jake Worthington records a force Trace Croft a ball that dropped for a Lafayette single to lead the third. Braxton Dukes takes a lead at third in the bottom Matthew Starling (right) successfully steals second base in the second inning. See BASEBALL, 9B Four Bradford Middle School boys track and the May 12 Florida Youth Running Association Middle School State Championship in Bradenton. Pictured (l-r) are Gavin Cook, Cecil Carway, Ronnie Ellis and Jaleal Thomas, who competed in the 4x100m a time of 48.69. Also, Ellis competed in the shot put, placing 22nd with a distance of 38-0.5. Coach Isaiah Jamison (seated) is pictured with the Bradford Middle School girls 4x100m relay team of (l-r) Bernaria Nichols, Aniyah Carroll, Caloni Lane and Andrea Lee. Florida Youth Running Association Middle School State Championship in Bradenton and placed 16th with a time of 53.32. Bradford middle schoolers compete at state Sampson Jackson COACHES Continued from 6B


8B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, May 17, 2018 964-4810 Western WearPur pleHwy. 301 S. Starke GATOR IIFARM SUPPLY Congratulations to the class of 2018 We wish you all a bright & Happy Future. Mens Shirts 20 % t0 30 % off Belts, Buckles, and Wallets 25 % off Hats 20 % off Mens and Ladies Boots 15 % Large selection to choose from) Ladies Blouses 10 % to 40 % off Jeans 20 % to 25 % off In Stock Only Coral Springs Charter (28-2) will play Hardee (20-12) in the other played at the same time. The two winners will play for the championship on Sunday, May 20, at 12:35 p.m. It has been quite a run for the Indians, who played on the road in every round of the regional playoffs. I honestly think we play better on the road, Story said. Both of our pitchers like when Marquart wouldve loved to have been at home at some point in the playoffs, but once the postseason starts, youre happy just to be playing. Well play anywhere right now, Marquart said. Vero Beach would be a great place to go to now. The host Leopards (25-4) actually put runs on the board the bottom of the second with a home run, followed by Janea Mobley reaching on a double. Mobley moved to third on Sammi scoring on Nakayla Roberts Keystone cut Hernandos lead to 2-1 in the third. Ashleigh Jennings reached on a bunt single and advanced to second on Jennings then scored on Storys Hernandos three hits in the second were all it would get off of Moncrief, a senior, who gave up no walks in the three innings she pitched. She came out especially strong in the third before giving way to Eatmon, recording three It was a good combination of both of them, Marquart said of her two pitchers. The Leopards actually got bottom of the fourth against Eatmon. Lamp drew a leadoff walk, while Mobley reached on an error. Eatmon then struck out the next three batters to get out of the inning. Daelynn is amazing, Story She wants to honestly destroy everyone who hits against her. She wants to be the best. She wants to prove to you that shes better than you. Eatmon had to pitch her way walks. After a strikeout and a ground out, the Indians elected to intentionally walk Lamp, which loaded the bases. Eatmon Almost everything was working, said Eatmon, who also earned the win in the Region I was really in the zone. I felt prepared, and my whole defense just had my back. Still, the Leopards held the Makayla Smith popped up to lead off the top of the seventh, but Lexi Northway then reached on a hit that arced over third base KHHS Continued from 1B Bailey Story runs to second base after hitting a double in the third inning. She drove in all three of the Indians runs. Savannah Channell looks for an opportunity to advance from second to third in the second inning. Second baseman Ashton Ludwig recorded the for Megan Moncrief in the sixth inning. Megan Moncrief got the start in the circle, giving up three hits and no walks in three innings. previous evening. He stated that he had seen a black male riding a bicycle in the neighborhood recently, that he did not believe lived in the area. A canvas of nearby residents did not turn up any corroborating reports. Witt began an investigation and located a possible match number of the unit was longer than that given by the victim, so number. While at the pawn shop, he was told that the item had been pawned by Daronte Corbitt. According to the report, a records check indicated that Corbitt has an outstanding warrant in Union County for violation of probation on a charge of grand theft. Deputy known address for Corbitt and arrested him on the warrant. Witt interviewed him. According to the report, Corbitt was read his rights and admitted to pawning that it was stolen and that it had been given to him by someone else. Corbitt eventually admitted to both the theft and the pawning of the item. He was asked the location he had stolen it from and he gave a detailed description of the location. information from the victim and a hold was placed on the item at Lending Bear. In addition to the Union County warrant, Corbitt was also charged with burglary of a conveyance, grand pawnbroker. In other Bradford County arrests: Alex Arce, 41, of Starke was arrested May 13 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Morgan Reid Bane, 27, of Gainesville was arrested by Bradford deputies on May 10 for violation of probation. Ralph Banks, 64, of Gainesville was arrested by Florida Highway driving while license suspended or revoked. Donna Kay Bennett, 53, of Raiford was arrested by Union deputies on May 11 for an outof-county warrant. Daronte Jawaun Corbitt, 24, of Starke was arrested by Bradford deputies May 11 for an outof-county warrant from Union County. Travis Marlon Desue, 34, of Starke was arrested by Starke of violation of probation. Jeremy Mitchell Foster, 25, of Starke was arrested by aggravated battery. Rodney James Geiger, 32, of Starke was arrested by Bradford deputies on May 9 for driving while license suspended or revoked. Adrienne Leigh Jones, 33, of Starke was arrested by Starke Samantha Elaine Luke, 28, of Starke was arrested by Bradford deputies on May 8 for failure to appear. Hope Macallister, 51, of Clearwater was arrested by Bradford deputies on May 11 for violation of probation. Timothy Gene Malone, 39, of Starke was arrested by Bradford deputies on May 12 for aggravated battery, possession of a weapon, larceny and violation of probation. Crystal Rial, 37, of Brooker was arrested by Bradford deputies on May 12 for an outof-county warrant. Starke was arrested May 8 by support. Tamara Nicole Sprinkle, 34, of Starke was arrested May 11 by of credit cards. Brandon A. Stanton, 28, of Starke was arrested May 10 by Bradford deputies for larceny and violation of probation. Krista Dawn Thompson, 32, of Lake City was arrested May 14 by Bradford deputies for two counts of larceny and a hold from Anthony Dwayne Tyson, 22, of Starke was arrested May 8 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Union County arrests: Clara Elaine Cornes, 38, of Lake Butler was arrested May 12 by Union deputies for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill, damage to property/criminal mischief, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams and attempted escape. Stephen Michael Dicks, 38, was arrested by Union deputies on May 8 on a Union County Warrant for burglary of an unoccupied structure of conveyance unarmed, without a person inside and larceny, theft of more than $300 but less than $5,000. Juan Martin Hernandez, 47, of Lake Butler was arrested May 12 by Union deputies for property damage /criminal mischief over $200 but not more than $1,000 and disorderly intoxication. Willie Robinson, 45, of Lake Butler was arrested May 11 by Union deputies for disorderly intoxication. Keystone Heights-Melrose area arrests Ashley Marie Baribeau, 23, was arrested in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies on May 11 for simple battery/domestic. Christy Ann Belden, 35, was arrested in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies on May 9 for simple battery/domestic. Danny Ray Boree, 32, was arrested in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies on May 8 for without violence and failure of a defendant on bail to appear. Roger Dale Fender, 20, was arrested in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies on May 13 for drugs-possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams and possession and/or use of drug equipment. Tiffany Desire`e Georgsson, 22, was arrested in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies on May 14 for burglary of an unoccupied structure, battery and driving while license suspended or revoked, all occurring in Bradford County. John Jacob Langbehn, 36, was arrested in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies on May 9 and dropped into shallow left The fact that she stretched that into a double was gamechanging, Story said. Jennings then reached on an error on a grounder she hit to the stage for Story. She took a off the second before delivering what would be the game winner on a ground ball past the second baseman. 3-for-4, said she was looking for a pitch that was somewhere in the middle of the zone because she didnt want to hit it up in the air. I was just praying I was going to get it down in the dirt and that through, she said. Her prayer was answered. It was amazing, Eatmon said. I was so happy, jumping up and down. The pitcher then had to enter the circle and record three more Molly Crawford snagged a low line drive just off the dirt for the second out. Ludwig, who was Thus the celebration began, to resume their talk about state. They made it. Its such a great feeling, Marquart said. I never give up on these girls; they never give up on themselves. GPS Continued from 5B See CRIME, 9B


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PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Op bacco Free Workplace UNION COUNTY SOLID WASTE is hiring Call Time Collection Site Attendants. Must have to pass background check and drug screen. Please apply in person at the Union County Sol id Waste Department, 15285 SW 84th Street or the Board of County 15 NE 1st Street, Lake Butler, Florida 32054. Union County is an equal opportunity em ployer and gives Veter ans Preference. LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL PTA & COTA-PRN Please visit our web site www.lakebutler for more out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Op bacco Free Workplace JOB FAIR: CDLA Drivers and Owner Operators. **SIGN ON BONUS Comfort Inn: 3440 Southwest 40th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608 March 15 & 16 (8a-5p) Marshall: 855-259-3747 MSass@universallogis SECRETARY NEED ED PT. Must know QuickBooks, be good on computer. LABORER NEEDED must have drivers li cense. Able to lift 50 lbs. Call 904-964-8596. HAIRY BUSINESS is ac cepting applications for licensed cosmetologist. Daily pay, come in and 964-3338 THE BRADFORD COUN TY Road Department is currently accepting ap plications for a full-time, Operators at a pay rate of 13.00 per hour. Ap plicants must possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D. and have a valid current Class B Florida imum with air brakes. Applicants must com test to be considered for hire. Applications along with a job description may be obtained from the Bradford County Road Department, 812 B N. Grand St. in Starke or from www.bradford line for accepting ap plications is Thursday, March 29, 2018 before the close of business. Bradford County is an Equal Opportunity Em ployer. For all inquiries, please call (904) 9666243. DIRECTOR of Op THE CITY OF STARKE is seeking a highly responsi ble person to func tion as the Director of successful candidate will supervise all utility departments as well as Public Works and the warehouse. The Direc tor will be responsible for the daily operations of all departments falling un well as the following: assisting contracted engineers with the planning, design and construction of a large number of municipal projects; quirements for all departments and provides supervision and performance evaluations for appro priate supervisors; co ordinates work activities and priorities for each department; re views expenditures to ensure compli ance with approved budgets to ensure other related duties. Complete position de scription can be found at Career Source or The successful can didate should have at least 15 years of expe rience in progressively responsible positions in utility and public works operations, with a minimum of 5 years of substantial supervisory experience. Gradua tion from an accredited four-year college or university with a in Civil, Electrical or Environmental En gineering or related for 5 years of required experience. A compara ble amount of training, education or expe rience can be sub stituted for the mini The City of Starke is an Equal Oppor tunity Employer and provides, retirement, health insurance, ample paid time off and sition is exempt from overtime and will require occasional callouts to supervise crews after normal work ing hours. Starting salary is in the $6575,000 range but is negotiable DOQ. Ap plications may be obtained through Career Source, as well as the City of Starke website. Deadline for submitting application, cover letter, and resume is April 20, 2018. LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL ARNP & PA-Part Time and PRN Please visit our web site www.lakebutler for more out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Op bacco Free Workplace Tri-County Classifieds Bradford Union Clay Reach over 27,000 Readers Every Week!INDEX40 Notice 41 Vehicles Accessories 42 Motor Vehicles 43 RVs & Campers 44 Boats 45 Land for Sale 46 Real Estate Out of Area 47 Commercial Property Rent, Lease, Sale 48 Homes for Sale 49 Mobile Homes for Sale 50 For RentWord Ad Classified Tuesday, 12:00 noon Classified Display Tuesday, 12:00 noon 964-6305 473-2210 496-2261 NOTICEClassified Advertising should be paid in advance unless credit has already been established with the newspaper. A $3.00 service charge will be added to all billing to cover postage and handling. All ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser at the time of placement. However, the classified staff cannot be held responsible for mistakes in classified advertising taken by phone. The newspaper rese rves the right to correctly classify and edit all copy or to reject or cancel any advertisements at any t ime. Only standard abbrevations will be accepted.63 Love Lines 64 Business Opportunity 65 Help Wanted 66 Investment Opportunity 67 Hunting Land for Rent 68 Rent to Own 69 Food Supplements 70 Money to Lend 72 Sporting Goods 73 Farm Equipment 74 Computers & Computer Accessories 51 Lost/Found 52 Animals & Pets 53 Yard Sales 54 Keystone Yard Sales 55 Wanted 56 Trade or Swap 57 For Sale 58 Building Materials 59 Personal Services 60 Secretarial Services 61 Scriptures 62 Vacation/TravelCLASSIFIED DEADLINES TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED USE YOUR PHONE 904-964-6305 (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! 904-964-6305 LAWN SERVICES Mowing Weed Eating Edging Hedge Trimming LOCAL BUSINESSFREE ESTIMATESLIC# 2199 INSURED Cell: 904-966-3017 Sandhill ForestApartments Equal housing opportunity. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. 1 Bdrm $659 $816 2 Bdrm $745 $859 3 Bdrm $806 $905 Sat & Sun Hwy 301 BLING for your Prom or Wedding Dress Sparkling Jewels, Trinkets for Bridesmaids, Beautiful Vases, Candles, Crystal platters, Punch Bowls & Plants to help decorate NOW HIRINGPurpose of the position is to serve as the primary staff advisor to the Board of Directors relating to all Board matters. Conducts periodic assessment of school and community needs. Hires, supervises and evaluates all site coordinators. Maintains strong relationships with building leadership to support CIS service delivery at the schools. Develops, coordinates and implements initiatives to ensure and enhance effectiveness of CIS programs and services, and directs and supports development of an annual operations plan, school site plans and long-range strategic plan. Any other duties and responsibilities relating to the CIS Bradford operations as directed by the Board. AA or Equivalent work experience required. Excellent organization, training, coordination, fundraising, relationship, and leadership skills. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills, ability to negotiate. Well-connected in local education, social service and/or the business community. Email resum to Job title: Executive Director Hours: Full Time Location: Bradford County This auction offers a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, vintage items, warehouse shelving & pallet racking. Numerous pieces and styles of depression glass | Milk glass | Carnival glass Cut glass pieces | Brass Beds double and single | Antique wooden beds | Iron beds | Oak Ladder Back chairs | Antique Childs Oak Platform Rocker | Antique Oak corner tables | Water Pitchers & Bowls | Brass Fire Extinguisher | Marble Top Table | Antique Humpback Trunks | Birdhouses | 150 piece brass Flatware Set | Vintage & antique toys | Vintage Stoneware | Several Crocks | Noritake China | Copeland China | Antique Tools | Antique Food Grinders Old Records Platform Scales | Large Framed Bevel edge Mirrors | Miter Saw | Antique & Vintage Cookware | Vintage Pfaltzgra Dishes | Vintage Cam-O Wooden School Camera | Antique Coee Grinder Several Oil Lamps Collectible Plates Several Mantle Clocks | Grandfather Clock | Antique Wardrobes | Treadle Sewing Machines | Several Pie Safes | Vintage Shelving | Bookcases | Old Light Fixtures | Figurines | Decorative Pieces | Vintage Enamel Pans | Vintage Enamel Top Table | Antique Push Lawn Mower | Knife Sets | Vintage Dishes | Framed Prints to include Elvis & Marilyn Monroe | Silver Platters & Serving pieces Old Baskets | Large quantity of pallet shelving, 8,10 & 12 feet tall | Table high shelving, shopping cart corrals & MORE | 18* Equipment Trailer w/ ramps | 6x10 Trailer w/ramps | Ford E350 Bus w/diesel engine | Toyota 4,000 lb forkleft, LP gas AB1698 AU2214 AU4529 Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:00 AM Bradford County Fairgrounds, Starke, FL INSPECTION: Friday, January 26, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH, 9AM20608 NW STATE ROAD 16, STARKE, FL 32091 INSPECTION: FRIDAY, MARCH 16 9AM-4PM Komatsu Backhoe, Extend-A-Hoe, 4WD, with bucket & root rake, 3,700 hours, runs & works great 2015 Kubota MXS800 Tractor w/Front End Loader, canopy, grapple coupling on loader, 133 hrs, like new Kubota L4310 Tractor, 4WD, Glide Shift, 1071 hours 6 Grapple for Front End Loader Bush Hog y Rotary Mower Bush Hog 6 Finish Mower 6 Pinestraw Rake 5 Box Blade 6 Open Blade 6 Roto Tiller Pallet Forks Hay Spear for Loader 6 Disc Harrow 6 Rotary Mower 3 Point Hitch CarryAll 3 Point Hitch Redder Fertilizer Spreader 3 Point Hitch Hole Auger Bulk Tanks Fence Posts Gates Fence Panels 16 Gooseneck Texas Trailer Stock Trailer, canvas top like new 6x10 Enclosed Trailer w/ramp IS Utility Trailer w/ramps & winch, 5k # axles Yard trailer Upright Air Compressor 500 Gallon Fuel Tank w/pump County Line Squeeze Chute barely used Feeders Shop Fans Pressure Washer Several Ladders Several Stainless Steel Tables Chains, Binders, Straps & Come Alongs Several Tool Chests Several Lots of Hand Tools Schumacher Battery Charger Lincoln Welder Pancake Air Compressor Bench Grinder (2) Large Vises Power Tools Husqvarna & Echo Chain Saws MUCH, MUCH, MORE...DIRECTIONS: From US 301 in Starke, go west 6 miles on State Road 16 to auction on left Go to or (5011) for more info & photos Accepting Consignments until Mar 15th DURRANCE PUMP Q UALITY SERVICE SINCE 1964 Pumps Sales Parts Service ST ATE LICENSE #1305 Handicapped AccessibleThis Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.Now Accepting Applications1 AND 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS 607 Bradford Court Starke, FLCall for more info 904-964-6216Hearing Impaired Only call 800-955-8771 E Q U A L H O U S I N GO P P O R T U N I T Y Set Right Mobile Homes Specializing In Relocations, Re-Levels, Set-Ups & Disposal Rodney A. 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Equal Housing Opportunity Correction In the May 10 edition of the Telegraph-Times-Monitor, due to an error by the managing editor, we printed an incorrect headline in our story: Upset loss ends Tigers hopes for another state title, leaving the p out of the word hopes. We apologize for the error. We couldnt catch, and we couldnt hit, Head Coach got to tip your hat to (Lafayette). Theyre just better. It was the ending to a season in which Mullins said he saw his team grow so much. That makes the coach eager to see what his players accomplish in from this years experience and mature physically as players. Theyre really babies, but theyve grown up so much, Mullins said. This playoff experience was critical for them. Next year, when we get this far, every one of them is going to weigh 15 pounds more. Theyre going to run faster, theyre going to hit it farther and theyre going to throw it harder. BASEBALL Continued from 7B Team Bradford is planning on hosting a Florida/Georgia Challenge on June 30 at Bradford Sportsmens Farm. If you would like information regarding joining Team Bradford, please contact coach Tara Hildebran at 2hildebran@gmail. to Team Bradford by visiting SHOOTING Continued from 3B for breach of peace/disorderly Jacob Dylan Loper, 36, was arrested in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies on May 8 for violation of an injunction for protection against domestic violence. Jordan De Laune Mcmillan, 24, was arrested in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies on May 13 for simple battery/domestic. Thomas Wayne Recard, 39, was arrested in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies on May 13 for driving while license suspended third or subsequent offense, possession of marijuana no more than 20 grams and possession and/or use of drug equipment. CRIME Continued from 8B


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