BY ATHIE SANDERS Special to the Monitor Keystone Heights AMVETS Post 86 hosted a community family event July 4 after the parade and into the night. for the 4 th of July, said Keri Judge, president of the Womans Auxiliary. We want families to come here and make memories. participated in the parade and then came to the post and opened their grounds to everyone in the community to come for fun and fellowship. There was a gigantic water slide for adults and older children. In a separate area, small children had several age-appropriate waterchoose from. were offered from the grill and a variety of adult and children Families are growing up. A new generation of veterans is welcoming, said Judge. Judge added that AMVETSs to serve their community. a Back-to-School Bash Aug. 4 when they will give away school supplies to anyone who comes. The event is open to the community. USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, July 12, 2018 45 th Year 10 th Issue 75 CENTS Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication 904-964-6305 904-964-8628 Lake Region celebrates nations independence From Our Country Day events, clockwise from top, left: Lindsay and Landon Hovsepian trailing the Lake Area Watersports Boat. Photo: Dan Hildebran Brad Harvey of the Keystone Golf and Country Club. Photo: Dan Hildebran Last-minute watermelon eating contest entries Julia Wilcox and 17-year-old son Johnathon Wilcox started gingerly, but mom ended up as the third-place winner. Photo Athie Sanders. Todd and Debbie Beals of Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty. Photo: Dan Hildebran Photo: Dan Hildebran Above average rainfall continued in June Business group drops Halloween event Cites increased security costs Kiwanis reevaluating parade sponsorships BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The Keystone-Lake Region Business Association said it is dropping its sponsorship of the towns annual Boo-on-theBoulevard Halloween event costs. announcement during the groups July meeting Monday. President Harold Gilstrap said in an interview the following day that prior to this year, the groups primary cost for producing the around $750. He added that the that security charges from the costs for the downtown candy giveaway this year. there for 2 to three hours, we just dont have the money for that, Gilstrap said. agreed to use the $750 to help Parade and to assist the Lions to area youth. association meeting Lake Region Kiwanis President-elect Tina Bullock said that her organization is re-evaluating its role in the communitys two parades two events, the group is looking organizes the Our Country Day Parade on July 4 and a nighttime In June, the Keystone Heights City Council, acting as the citys community redevelopment security costs for this years July Fourth parade. Council group estimated this years total Day event at $1,500. Keith Smith said that in the past, his agency has relied on reserves to staff special events. However, with dwindling participation in for the events and charges its standard $30-an-hour off-duty rate to cover deputies pay and other costs. See SECURITY, 3A AMVETS Post 86 host July 4 th family event AMVETS July 4 event. AMVETS building committee replaced the outside bar to provide a more serviceable area for people to eat, drink and be merry. Seminole County had the highest monthly rainfall, at 8.8 inches, followed by Putnam, with 8.7 inches, and Brevard, with 8.6 inches. While rainfall has not reached continued a trend of higher-thanaverage rainfall for counties within the St. Johns River Water Management District. A full hydrological report was presented during Tuesdays The district has received the past 12 months, with areas of unusually high rainfall in parts of St. Johns, Flagler and Brevard counties. The districtwide 12-month rainfall total is 13.5 Flagler County had the highest 12-month rainfall total, with 72 inches. Seminole County had the highest monthly rainfall, at 8.8 with 8.7 inches, and Brevard, with 8.6 inches. Even the driest counties, which include Alachua, Bradford and Indian River, experienced more than 6 inches of rain during June. In other news from the July meeting of the St. Johns River Water Management District: Governing board lowers millage rate for sixth consecutive year The St. Johns River Water Management Districts Governing Board Tuesday approved a tentative budget that reduces the millage rate for taxpayers for a sixth consecutive year. commitment to our core missions of water supply, and natural systems, said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. We continue to invest taxpayer dollars and focus our efforts on cooperative projects that are helping to restore and protect our water resources. The tentative 0.2562 millage rate would result in nearly $87 million in revenue toward a is also funded through state, federal and other district sources leases, interest earnings and permit fees). percent less than the current years tax rate. Under a 0.2562 millage rate 25.62 cents for every $1,000 See WATER, 3A
2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, July 12, 2018 Stars on the Boulevard AMVETS Post 86 Commander Bob Beinlich. All photos: Dan Hildebran Adam Gilhousen and Clay County School Board member Ashley Gilhousen. Clay County Commission candidate Cheryl Owen. Clay County Commission Candidate Smitty Huffman and Katherine Webb. Bradford County Commission candidate Tom Germano. Clay County School Board member Betsey Condon. Realtor Helen Hersey and Clay Electric board member Dewitt Hersey. Parade Grand Marshal Tina Bullock. Clay County Commissioner Gavin Rollins. County School Board candidate Lynne Hirabayashi Chafee, School Board member Janice Kerekes, Lucy Hoover and Clay County School Board member Carol Studdard. Congressman Ted Yoho. Photos from the Our Country Day Parade Jamie Stokes of Celebrate Recovery at Fresh Start Fellowship. Miss Keystone Heights High School Ellen Reddish and Nathaniel Smith,
Thursday, July 12, 2018 Lake Region Monitor 3A 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 Bright New Wings Previous Participants. We are looking for any video recordings you may have taken of our musicals (Glenn Calcotes). If you are in possession of any of our musicals we would like to post them on YouTube with the others. Please email Melanie Bandsclan12@hotmail.com. we could do it for free, Smith said. In todays world, its hard to get people to do police work for free. He also said that for some holiday events, such as the Fourth of July, several groups throughout the county have scheduled their events at the same time, putting an additional BY ATHIE SANDERS Special to the Monitor Young and old gathered Keystone Heights Sixth Annual Watermelon Eating Contest on July 4. Contestants registered in two age categories: 10 to 15 and 15 the classes allowed the kids to use their hands to lift and position their watermelon whereas adults could only touch their melon to The goal was to eat a quarter slice of watermelon quicker than the other contestants. A time limit of 15 minutes was given. Judges called winners as they saw white rind showing in more than one First-place winner for the As soon as he was declared sidewalk and groaned. Jade Bundy took second place and third went to 10-year-old The 15-year-and-over class was reminded that they were restricted to using their hands other use of hands would result First place went to Brian Dow. Dow claimed the distinction of consecutive year. Owen Fagan came in second and third went to Julia Wilcox. Stacey Dow was in the running to win when she was declared up her watermelon. I picked it to the rind, said Dow. Im OK Brian is my nephew. Dow wins watermelon-eating contest for 4 th consecutive year Cozine wins youth class Brian Dow and 3rd Place: Julia Wilcox. youth winner called and know they are close to winning second place. her watermelon to get better positioning. Jacob Cozine was declared winner of the youth class. He dropped his watermelon slice and sprawled out on the sidewalk, groaning. Budny, First Place: Jacob Cozine and Third Place: Becca Noble. SECURITY Continued from 1A Infant repeats Dads baby crawl win from 29 years ago to entice their baby to crawl to them. Lanes are not other end of the mat wins. BY ATHIE SANDERS Special to the Monitor An 8-month-old won the repeating the same feat his father accomplished 29 years ago. the annual event. After the race, Wilsons father Blake said he won the the 8-month-old a secondgeneration winner. Four generations of Wilsons cheered The Bear on. The other two contestants: Kensley Seneca (10 months) style while Wilson shot across the mat and was declared the winner. participate in the contest. The were not required to stay in their lanes. Parents could not walk on the mat. Cheering and enticement were strongly line. Props such as toys were encouraged except no food, used. and appeared ready to go. At the start of the race parents darted to the other end of the mat to entice their child to crawl to them. of assessed property value the owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay $38.43 in the coming year in property taxes to the district. fund the districts major programs, such as priority water and continued cost-share partnerships. 5:05 p.m. Sept. 11 and 25. Final the Sept. 25 Governing Board meeting. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka. WATER Continued from 1A Correction In the June 28 Monitor, we Bullocks campaign. We Michael Kerekes, a school district administrator. The Michael Bullocks campaign is not and is not a school district administrator. We apologize for the error.
4A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, July 12, 2018 Legals LRM Legals 7/12/18 NOTICE This is to inform George Miller, of 1478 Balkin Road, Tallahassee, Fl, 32305, he has 30 days to recover abandoned 1995 Harley Davidson, VIN # 1HD1BJL4XSY010783, located at 8136 State Road 100, Keystone Heights, Fl 32305. This vehicle will be released to George Miller only. Storage fees of $ 25.00 per month since Oct. 2013 totaling $1425.00. A address. 7/5 4tchg7/26-LRM Notice is given that the following permit was issued on June 19, 2018: Keystone Airpark Authority, 7100 Airport Rd., Stark, Fl 32091-9347 permit# 93470-4. The project is located in Clay & Bradford County, Section 31 and 36. Township 7S South, Range 23E & 22E East The permit authorizes a surface water management system on 20.6 acres for the rehabilitation of the existing taxiway and apron known as Rehabilitate TW A & B New Apron Connector & Related Work. The receiving water body is Crystal Lake. A person whose substantial interests to request an administrative hearing St. Johns River Water Management District (District). Pursuant to Chapter 28-106 and Rule 40C1.1007. Florida Administrative Code (received) either by delivery at the Headquarters, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka FL 32178-1429 (4049 Reid St, Palatka, FL 32177) or by e-mail with the District Clerk at Clerk@ sjrwmd.com, within twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publication of the notice of District decision (for those persons to whom the District does not mail or email actual notice). A petition must comply with Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. The District will not accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., may be available and choosing mediation does not hearing. A petition for an administrative receipt of the complete petition by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Palatka, Florida during the Districts regular business hours. The Districts regular business hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Petitions received by the District Clerk after the Districts regular as of 8 a.m. on the Districts next regular business day. The Districts e-mail is subject to certain conditions set forth in the Districts Statement of Agency Organization and Operation (issued pursuant to Rule 28-101.001, Florida Administrative Code), which is available for viewing atwww. sjrwmd.com. These conditions include, but are not limited to, the petition being in the capable of being stored and printed by the District. Further, pursuant to the Districts Statement of Agency Organization and Operation, facsimile (fax) is prohibited and shall The right to an administrative hearing and the relevant procedures to be followed are governed by Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, Chapter 28106, Florida Administrative Code, and Rule 40C-1.1007, Florida Administrative Code. Because the administrative hearing process is petition for an administrative hearing within the requisite time frame shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hearing. (Rule 28106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, please visit http://www.sjrwmd.com/nor_dec/ to read the complete Notice of Rights to determine any legal rights you may have concerning the Districts decision(s) on the permit application(s) described above. You can also request the Notice of Rights by contacting the Director of Business and Administrative Services, 4049 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177-2529, tele. no. (386)329-4570. 7/12 1tchg-LRM From the Our Country Day parade Marching with the Keystone Sports Association were Ryder Thomas, Savannah Koppert Piper Pescara, Ryleigh Thomas, Alexis Brown, Larry Brown, Allianna Stevens, Brody RJ Rosario and Ben Ulsch. Putnam Community Medical Center, an HCA North Florida hospital since 2015, has Neurosurgical Specialist of North Florida. The physicians at the Neurosurgical Specialists of North Florida provide comprehensive neurosurgical care using cutting-edge technology and advanced spine, or nerve surgery. The Neurosurgical Physician team, comprised of neurosurgeons Dr. Gregory Sherr and Dr. Siva Sriharan, the property known as Putnam Surgical Group located at 414 Zeagler Dr, in Palatka. experience in the neurosurgical treatment of patients including Cervical Spine/Neck procedures, Thoracic Spine/ Lower Back, tumor removal and other Brain-related procedures, Peripheral Nerve Procedures, and neurosurgical critical care. Dr. Gregory Sherr, Neurological Surgery. Dr. Sherr attained his graduate Degree New York Medical College in 2004 prior to completing his residency and fellowship with the University of Minnesota in 2010. Dr. Gregory Sherr is an accomplished Neurosurgeon who has special experience stroke, and vascular programs, and he acts as the Neurosurgery Medical Director for North Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Sherr is recognized performing surgeries in all and all phases of care for Stroke and Trauma patients. Dr. Siva Sriharan, Board of Neurological Surgery, attained his graduate degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland prior to completing his fellowship in Complex Spinal Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has also completed residencies at University of McKenzie Sciences Center, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, McLaren Bay Region Hospital and HotelDieu Grace Hospital. His main research interest includes the use of viral vectors in the transfer of tumors. He has attained awards including the J.J. Fitzsimmons Gold Medal in Surgery, Sir William Wheeler Memorial Medal in Surgery, McDonnell Prize in Surgery, among other achievements.
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer School employees receiving training to prepare for the new school year is nothing unusual, but some who work in the Bradford County School District are learning skills outside of the norm in an effort to better protect students. As part of the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, which falls under Floridas newly created Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, 13 Bradford school employees are in the midst of being trained by the Bradford act in an active-shooter scenario. Guardians are volunteers who must have concealed-weapons permits. They will be armed while on campus, with guns issued to them by BCSO. By law, though, a guardian can only aid in the prevention or abatement of an active-shooter incident on campus. They are not to use their weapons in any other situation. They also cannot make arrests. Their powers are very limited, said BCSO Detective Sgt. Brad Witt, who is one of several BCSO employees who helped devise the training the Bradford guardians are going through. Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith said, This is basically the last line of defense. As of June 29, 21 Florida BCSO) were involved in training guardians, though in some counties, not all of the schools will have guardians. For example, guardians will be at elementary schools only in Clay County and at charter schools only in Alachua and Sarasota counties. Not just any school employee can become a guardian, which seems to be a misunderstanding some people have. By state law, full-time classroom teachers cannot become guardians, though there are exceptions: JROTC instructors, current military members and current or Also, the guardians have to undergo rigorous training, with BCSO requiring them achieve a higher percentage rate of success pass background checks and psychological evaluations. The standards these folks are getting held to are extremely high, Witt said. A lot of people thought this was going to be a Wild-West kind of thing teachers running around with guns but its not. There are standards set forth by law, and there are standards set forth by our policy. They have a six-page policy by the Bradford County adhere to along with our other policies about use of force, The state requires ongoing training at least annually, but BCSO will require guardians to do more than the minimum. We plan to hold as much training as we can for them, Witt said. The number of how many a year has not been set in stone, but we will hold training, where we continue to reinforce what they were taught and continue to develop their skills. training guardians are issuing them uniforms that identify them as such, but the guardians in Bradford will wear plain clothes and be anonymous. It also wont be revealed how many guardians Smith said whereas an active shooter can easily identify a she will not be able to identify a guardian by sight. Now when you come onto campus, when you start shooting, you dont know whos going to be shooting back at you, Smith said. Guardian requirements State law dictates that guardians will receive 144 hours of training, which are broken down into the following: instruction based on the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commissions Law Enforcement Academy training model, which training. hours of precision pistol instruction, where those training learn to zero in on smaller target areas to increase their chances of hitting their targets. Thats a lot of what we call aim-small, misssmall drills, Witt said. Eight hours of discretionary shooting instruction via Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Thursday, July 12, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Ages 4 years 5th grade Join Us at Madison Street Baptist Church 900 W Madison Street Rev. Justin Kirksey, Senior Pastor Ages 4 years 5th grade Join Us at Madison Street Baptist Church 900 W Madison Street Rev. Justin Kirksey, Senior Pastor Coffee@FirePower.Coffee Phone: 352.478.8174 FirePower Coffee Roasters, LLC322 SE State Road 100, Suite D Keystone Heights, FL 32656-6468 FirePower.Coffee Freshly Roasted Whole Bean or Ground Specialty Coffees Freshly Brewed Samples Restaurant Convenience Packs Specialty Teas Now Available
2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, July 12, 2018 Shop Local BUCKS simulator exercises. In this virtual shooting range, they can do everything from displaying a static target up there to Witt said. This simulator forces them to do reloads. Its CO2equipped. Itll actually give the simulated guns recoil to make it realistic to shooting. Eight hours of instruction in active-shooter scenarios. We will actually take them to the school and put on some live scenarios, where somebody will play a suspect, Witt said. They will hear shots and have to respond to them and confront that suspect. Eight hours of instruction in defensive tactics. If they get to a suspect, and this person stops shooting the deadly force situation is gone they have to be able to safely defend themselves should something occur or have to be able to safely help law enforcement detain this suspect, Witt said, adding, Also, a big part of defensive tactics are your use-of-force laws and knowing when youre hours of instruction in legal issues. Pass a psychological evaluation. Submit to and pass initial and subsequent drug screenings. Successfully complete ongoing training, weapon basis. Successfully complete at nationally recognized diversity training program. Youre going to be trained just like our deputies, Witt said. Guardians will not only be responsible for going through and passing subsequent training. They are expected to act appropriately in the role of guardian. They are subject to being removed from it at any time should they not be operating in a manner thats consistent with what were looking for, Witt said. Witt said he and BCSO Sgt. Joe Shiller were tasked with creating the training program for the Bradford guardians. They consulted with the Polk County going through the same process, Witt said. Then he and Shiller turned to members of their own Hes kind of the lead related because of his tactical background, Witt said of Mueller. Hes our SWAT commander. Hes a lawTerrell Williams and Cpl. Hannah Haas of the BCSO have also been instrumental in instructing guardians. Plus, BCSO is getting the services of Sgt. Scott Andrews of the Union We dont have a defensive tactics instructor in house, Witt door in Union County. They were very gracious and have allowed him to participate in helping us. Many others within the BCSO have assisted in tasks such as processing applications and assisting with background checks. Its been a huge team effort, Witt said. a short amount of time The instruction guardians are going through is intensive and makes for long days. They are completing everything in a threeweek period prior to the start of school. Smith said weekend training can consist of at least 12-hour days. Its a testament to the commitment of those who want to become guardians Witt said. Its not like they get four days of instruction during the week, with time at night to study, before taking a test on the material on Theyll go through a 12hour legal section and then be handed a test and be immediately Witt said. You are expected to work to retain this information. Theyre doing a phenomenal job of that so far. Those who were interested in volunteering attended an interest meeting, which detailed the amount of training, the number of hours and the various other requirements necessary to become a guardian. Several people who attended that meeting decided not to pursue the training, Witt said. The ones who stuck with the program went into it knowing that regardless of the hours they put in, if they didnt meet the established criteria to pass or if they didnt pass the psychological evaluation, they would not be This is not something where just because youre here, its going to be handed to you, Witt said. Its something thats going to be earned. Its going to be something youre going to work hard for. Witt said those going through the current training have been enthusiastic. Theyre putting in very good work right now, Witt said. Every test that has been taken to this point has been passed Church prays for the best and prepares for the worst Special to the TelegraphTimes-Monitor Most of the recent headlines about mass shootings have focused on public schools, following the tragedy at Marjorie Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. However, last November, a Texas shooting underscored another class of organizations vulnerable to violence when 26 people were killed at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. No church should assume that It will not happen here, said Bob Milner, who leads the safety team at Madison Street Baptist years have demonstrated that all churches are at risk for crimes and critical incidents, regardless of denomination or size. Bradford County very good job of retaining a lot of information that theyre being given in a very short period of time. Its all about BCSO doing what it can to better ensure the safety of students. Witt said hes glad Smith made the decision to train guardians to complement With the training these folks are receiving and having that school resource deputy in every school, I cant imagine a safer Bradford County School District foot barbed-wire fence around the place and make it look like a prison, Witt said. SCHOOL Milner, who is Starkes city manager and a former Bradford County sheriff, said the churchs pastoral staff did not walk blindly into its decision to develop a team to handle church security and safety issues. They had been discussing ideas and exchanging information for several years the current safety unit. From the parking lot to the pulpit, our goal is to help create a place where members and guests can freely worship the Lord with fellow believers, Milner said. Anyone entering a service of a very warm and welcoming environment for them and their children they should not have to give any thought as to whether they are safe or may be threatened. Training and recruiting In implementing the congregations security plan, church security training sessions. Three other members of the initial team then attended two training sessions: Church Intruder Awareness and Response and Personnel and Volunteers. Next, Milner recruited captains for four teams, one team for each week of the month. Each team captain has either a public safety or an emergency management background. The existing safety team, including the newly appointed captains, each of the four teams.
BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The vice president of Beck Automotive Group told a association about the future of driving, during its July meeting. Wayne McClain said many features of self-driving cars are already apart of todays newer models, like adaptive cruise control, automatic parking, lane-departure warning and steering assistance, blind spot detection and lidar systems. He also predicted that injuries and fatalities will be pedestrian-related. Youre not going to see fatal car crashes with cars crashing into each other, he said. Youre going to see pedestrians getting hit, bicyclists and that type of news. Great news for some people, not so great for other people. McClain said that one of the most dangerous practices on the road today: texting while driving, will be a thing of the He said that the federal government has mandated to all automobile manufactures come with technology that makes texting while driving impossible. Those that text while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash, he said. He said that back in the manufacturers were convinced that consumers didnt care about safety features. If you look now at any commercial thats going on automobile manufacturers feature safety in their commercials, he said. Its what people are interested in now, especially younger people. McClain went over some of the technologies available as options in luxury cars today that he said will be standard equipment in the future, including: Lane departure warnings: It alerts you when youre out of the lane, said McClain. We have a lot of people that buy cars and theyll bring it back after two or three days, and say, I go to change lanes, and the steering wheel just you to get back in your lane. Blind spot monitors: One of my favorites, said McClain I drove my uncles older pickup when I went to see him, and Im so used to all these gadgets that I went to get into the right lane and there was a car in the blind spot there and I pulled on over. The driver talked to me a little bit about that. Adaptive cruise control: This feature speeds the car up or slows it down to maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the ones in front of yours. If you have a newer car now, he said, if you get too close to the car in front of you, red lights will go off and itll start telling you to slow down. In a lot of Volvos, Cadillacs, Acuras, you from running into a car in front of you. Adaptive headlights. Really a great little tool, he said. If you turn a corner, the headlights kind of turn with you so you can see what youre supposed to be seeing. Traction control: Helps prevent cars from getting stuck, he said. Goes on when the wheels start to slip. When would you turn off the traction control? When youre stuck. Because if youre stuck in the mud, the traction controls trying to get you going, so its got the wheels going independently, so you want to turn it off. Tire pressure monitoring: This warns the driver when the tires are over or under government has mandated that Fatigue warnings: On the Lincolns now, McClain said, theres a little icon of a coffee cup that comes up if the car notices that your eyelids are drooping. Cadillac has that also on some of its models. Backup rear view camera: This is almost the standard now on cars, he said. This was done some years ago because a young boy was hit in a driveway and his mom and dad advocated to the government. They were the ones that got the rear camera Automatic parallel parking: If you are driving down a street and you see that open spot, you can press the button on your console, and itll back the car in there, he said. Theres a commercial on television now of a young kid thats trying to impress his girlfriends parents, and they car, but it aint him, its the car. Young driver key: Heres one for those of you who have grandkids and teenagers, McClain said. Im just using this one, but other manufacturers also have them. This one is the My Ford teenagers that has a seat belt reminder that will not let them play music if their seatbelts not on. It has a top speed indicator. You can set it for how fast you want it to go. It screens radio content and can have them tone it down. We have kids that come in after their parents have bought a car and they get the key and theyll come in to the service department and theyll miles an hour! Well just tell them to call their parents, and they say, Oh, no, dont call my parents! Great, great thing. McClain also gave the business group car buying tips. He advised the crowd to get prepared before visiting a vehicle seller, arrange for a prospective used car to a mechanic. He also advised business owners to consider leasing instead of buying for tax advantages, and he said purchasers should carefully analyze extended warranty offers before getting into such contracts. Thursday, July 12, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B rfnttrfbtnrrtf rfrnfrnr t rrnnrrrttn nnnntrrttf brtrrttttrrrrrn rrfrtrf Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANServing the area for 29 years. Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Back & Neck Pain Clinic A teams rotation is completed in one week, which consists of Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday evening. The team conducts security sweeps of all buildings during church services, locks all side entrances and posts team members in the sanctuary ready to respond as necessary. When that groups rotation is complete, team members then have the rest of the month free to worship and serve in their normal capacity while the other three teams cover the remainder of the month in one-week rotations. We also have a safety team present at any major church event, such as Vacation Bible School and the Fall Festival, Milner said. For events such as these two that draw large numbers of familiar with registered sex offenders and predators to work the event. If the church wants still more of a uniformed presence, they may also pay an off-duty Starke County deputy sheriff to cover the event or service. Protecting children While active shooters tend to get most of the headlines, Milner said, the fact is that churches are from marital disputes and child custody battles. The church has systems in place to ensure childrens safety; only authorized adults have access to them. The nursery area is monitored by closed circuit television, and childrens workers must undergo background screening. Additional security measures, undisclosed for safety reasons, are also in place for the nursery and childrens area. A motto verse for the safety team is: Be on guard for that the Holy Spirit has appointed you to as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood While we truly believe we should pray for the best, we must also prepare for the worst, Milner said. Safety team members are trained to recognize potential de-escalate crisis situations. lockouts-lockdowns and basic Although we do not like to think about the risk of violent acts or other crimes occurring within the church walls, it is something that we, as leaders, are obligated to prepare for, said Milner. Medical team being organized Several nurses, paramedics volunteering to form another safety team. That group should be in place shortly. The church already has two automated team to use but are hoping two more are soon donated. Milner said, There are no plans to phase out the safety teams but rather to strengthen and expand the training and involvement of as many members as we deem necessary to continue providing an inviting for everyone who sets foot on the campus of MSBC. CHURCH Dealer executive: The future of driving is here teenagers that has a seat belt reminder that will not let them play not on. It has a top speed indicator. You can set it to go. It screens radio content and can have them tone it down. Wayne McClain
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She moved to Keystone Heights from Jacksonville where she attended Florida Junior College and was store manager for Chevron-Texaco and Shell convenience stores until her retirement. She was a member of Hope Baptist Church in Starke. She is survived by: her husband of 17 years, Richard McRae of Keystone Heights; children, Amber McRaney of Keystone Heights, Zoey Knight of Green Cove Springs and Saul Arroyo who is serving in the United States Army in Colorado; sister, Cheryl Friend of Michigan; and seven grandchildren. There are no services scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Marlene Conaway MIDDLEBURG Marlene Conaway, 84, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018. She was born to the late Ellery and Gladys (Hicks) Sapp on July 24, 1933 in Starke. Marlene was a resident of the Middleburg area for 37 years and a member of Long Branch Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and enjoyed playing the piano. She was a in the auxiliary Gideons of Clay County. Marlene was a clerk in the Professional Library at Duval County School board and a member of the Cattlemans Association of Clay County. Marlene was preceded in death by her husband, James Conaway, and is survived by her sons, Everett (Edith) Conaway, Harry (Sharon) Conaway and Charles (Tammie) Conaway; daughter, Cindy (David) Rhoads; sister, Katrina (Gilbert) Lawson; 11 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. Services were held July 6 at Long Branch Baptist Church with her cemetery. Please sign the familys online guestbook at www.broadusraines. com. Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs. (904) 284-4000 PAID OBITUARY Carl Dickerson LAKE CITY Carl Edward Dickerson, 74, of Lake City passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Carl was born in Charlotte Court House, Virginia on Sept. 24, 1943 to the late John and Hallie Dickerson. Carl enjoyed leatherwork, gardening, dancing, and traveling. Carl especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He leaves his beloved family to cherish his memory. Carl Dickerson is survived by: his loving wife, Janie Dickerson; two sons, Jim (Tana) Godwin of Lake Butler, and Ben (Shawn) Godwin of Lake City; four daughters, Cathy (Rick) Ryan of Newberry, Karen (Stan) Tileson of Gainesville, Jami (Larry) Cochran of Lake Butler, and Pam Dickerson of Virginia; one very special niece, Gwen Allen; three brothers, Walter Dickerson, Franklin (Esther) Dickerson, and William (Agnes) Dickerson; one sister, Mabel D Allen. Carl is survived by: 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, he is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Carl was loved by many and will be missed. Lake City. A Memorial Service was held on July 11 at First Christian Church in Lake Butler. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 N Lake Ave Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386) 496-2008. PAID OBITUARY Henry Filer LAKE BUTLER Minister Henry William H.W. Filer, 74, of Lake Butler passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018. Henry was born on July 5, 1944 to the late Johnnie and Ethel Mae Filer in Alachua. At a very young age, Henry worked as a farmhand on the Whitehead familys farm. Later he gained employment with the Union County Sheriffs Department, where he worked as a chef, for more than 30 years. Even after his retirement, Henry continued to cook for the sheriffs department. He also catered events and cooked for Union County schools. He was famous for his chicken and rice. He loved to help people. Together with his beloved wife, Mama Catherine, Henry started a local food bank. He especially enjoyed spending time with his friends and his family. Henry Filer is preceded in death by: his wife, Catherine Filer; one son, Glenndale Filer. He leaves behind his loving family to cherish his memory. Filer is survived by: four sons, King Solomon (Doris) Grigger, Anthony J. (Sarah) Filer, Charlie (Kashandra) Filer, Harold Young; three daughters, Henrietta (Kenneth) Williams, Sonya Filer, Angela Filer; brothers, Napoleon Filer, David Leroy (Lillian) Filer; sisters, Catherine Mills, Geraldine Blake, Ruthie Mae Merricks, Lilllan Mitchell, Judy Anderson, Patricia Jones, Bernice Folston. He is survived by: 117 grandchildren and greatgrandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at Archer Funeral Home on Friday, July 13, from 6 pm until 8 pm. A funeral service will be on Saturday, July 14, 11:00 am at Little Rock Church in Lake Butler. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 N Lake Ave Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386) 496-2008. PAID OBITUARY Anna Galan KEYSTONE HEIGHTSAnna Iris Galan, age 80, of Keystone Heights passed away at her home Monday, July 2, 2018. She was born to Augusto and Lydia (Molina) Serrano on June 29, 1938. She resided in Keystone Heights since 1980 and was a parishioner of St. William Catholic Church. Anna had a great love of children and her daycare; owning and operating Annas Loving Care before working at Midway Learning Center until her retirement. She was a beloved, wife, mother, and grandmother. She touched many lives with her love and friendship. She enjoyed painting, good music (Elvis) laughing and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: her husband, Antonio Tony Galan, Sr.; and her daughter, Zelda Nelson. Survivors are: two daughters, Kris Patrick of Keystone Heights and Sandra (Greg) Slaughter of Palatka; three sons, Tony Galan, Jr. of King George, Virginia, Frank Galan of Keystone Heights and Danny (Cindy) Galan of Louisiana; a son in-law Gary Nelson of Great Mills, Maryland; twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren to whom she was lovingly known as Nana. A special note of appreciation to her granddaughter Molina Schebell, who years. We are forever grateful. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 14 starting at 10:00 a.m. with A Celebration of Annas Life beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel with Father Mike Williams presiding. Interment will follow at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. The family is requesting that you please dress casual using a donation to VITAS Healthcare, 7406 Fullerton Street Suite 105, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Arrangements are under the care of JonesGallagher Funeral Home, 340 E. Walker Dr. Keystone Heights. 352473-3176. www.jonesgallagherfh.com PAID OBITUARY LAWTEY Raymond Big Daddy passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Shands Regional Medical Center in Starke with his loving family by his side. He was born in Starke, Florida on Jan. 3, 1951 to the late Joe Melton Ray was a lifelong resident of Bradford County. He graduated from Bradford High School in 1971 and started his longtime career as a truck driver with the Department of Transportation. Through his career, Ray met the love of his life, Dee Sheri Padilla, and happily married her on June 10, 1989. Ray was a devoted husband and loving father to his six children. His main passion in life was his family and spoiling his grandchildren. After 33 years of dedicated service as a truck driver, Ray retired. With his free time, Ray enjoyed riding the roads with his brother, Mitchell. He also with his family at family functions. Ray was preceded in death by: his parents; his sisters, Hazel MiMi Johnson and Patsy Luke; his brothers, Acie Johnson, and Earl Luke. children, Amanda Lema (Jeffrey Deese) of Middleburg, Jessica (Jeremy) Brown of Lake Butler, Kenny DeWitt of Starke, and Cindy (Nate) Davis Juanita Willingham of Lawtey; his grandchildren, Wyatt, Bryce, Abby, Dawson, Grant, Doot, Zach, and Jeffrey; his greatgranddaughter, Brylee; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Rays Life was held on July 9 at the Archie Tanner followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery in Starke. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit www. ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Tammy Keim KEYSTONE HEIGHTSTammy Lynette Keim, 45, of Keystone Heights died Monday, July 2, 2018 at Shands Hospital in Starke unexpectedly. She was born April 29, 1973 in Gainesville and was of the Baptist faith. She was a lifelong resident of the Keystone Heights She was a wife and mother. She was preceded in death by: her mother Rosella (Dowling). She leaves behind her husband of 21 years, Robert Bob Keim; children, Justin Lee (Holly) Martin, Emily Ann Martin and Ty Robert Keim all of Keystone Heights; her father and step-mother, Albert and Addie (Melton) Pons of Melrose; siblings Teresa Peterson of Windsor, Albert Lee Pons, Jr. of High Springs, Lynn Starling of Starke and Steven Starling of Melrose; and many other family members. A memorial service was held July 11 in the Jones-Gallagher Funeral are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Barbara Kicklighter GAINESVILLEBarbara Jean Kicklighter, age 73, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 6, 2018 at Haven Hospice Custead Care Center in Orange Park. Barbara was born in Jacksonville on Jan. 27, 1945 and spent most of her adult life working in Gainesville. She worked for Pinewood Daycare and multiple area dry cleaners. She lived a quiet life and was loved by many. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Joseph Kicklighter; and father, Steve Starling. Survivors are: children, Lorraine Alexander of Maryland, Sheri Crummey of Kansas, her mother, Vivan (Tyre) Vogan, siblings, Joy and Bill Carter, Karen and Preston Sullivan and Pam and Don Hall. Also left are six grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Services were held at the Dewitt C. Jones Chapel of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home on July 8. Interment followed in Lawtey Cemetery may be made in her memory to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home 620 Nona Street, Starke. 904-9646200 www.jonesgallagherfh.com. PAID OBITUARY John Long GRAHAM John William Long, 65, of Graham, died on Monday, July 2, 2018 at the E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. He was born on May 9, 1953 in Graysville, Tennessee to the late Edgar and Ruth (Garrin) Long. He was a long-time resident of Graham and retired from the V.A. Hospital where he worked as a cardiac technician. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Starke. He was preceded in death by his son, Danny Long; parents, Edgar and Ruth (Garrin) Long; sisters, Sherry Burton and Audrey Burton; and his brother, Chris Long. Survivors include: his wife, Lyn Long of Graham; daughter, Cassie Long of Graham; sister, Becky of Starke; brother, Glenn Long; brother-in-law, Victor (Patty) Glisson of Nashville, Tennessee; and sister-in-law, Debbie (Glisson) Wales of Starke. Graveside services were held on July 5 at Santa Fe Cemetery and Funeral Home of Starke. Monte Moore HAMPTON Monte Pickle Dannell Moore, 54, of Hampton, died on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Monte was born in Dunedin on Feb. 16, 1964 to the late Alvin D. Moore, Sr. and Marian Moody Bates Moore. He was raised in Bradford County and graduated from Bradford High School in 1982. Shortly after graduation, he started working at U.S. Solar Plant as a glazer in Hampton and also worked as a train engineer at CSX until he retired due to health issues. He was preceded in death by: his parents; and his brothers, James Randall Moore and Larry Wayne Moore. He is survived by: brothers, Derrial Moore of Rising Fawn, and Barry Moore of Hampton; and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was held on July 11 at The Hampton Christian under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Victoria Therriault HAWTHORNE Victoria Marie Therriault, 67, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018. She was born Feb. 23, 1951 in Bennington, Vermont. Viki is the daughter of George and Helen Therriault. Viki is survived by: her wife, Robynn Trautmane and son, Jordan Therraut. Sisters, Edy Therriault and Denise Seavers. Mother and father, George and Helen Therriault. Viki attended a diploma school and earned her RN license and further went on to receive her masters in psychology at Saint Thomas University and a MS in nursing at UF. For which she became an advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Viki worked as an ARNP for almost thirty years. The last twenty years were spent at Lake Butler Hospital where she touched many lives. Viki was diagnosed with lung cancer two years ago. Her biggest regret was having to leave her family and friends, and the work that she loved. A celebration of life will be held on July 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Archer Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 N Lake Ave Lake Butler, Fl 32054. For more information, please call (386) 496-2008. Palatka. PAID OBITUARY
Thursday, July 12, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 5B Socials Letters Card of Thanks CRIME Happy Birthday Frank. You will be 76 on July 10. Its been 10 years since you passed on July 14. I think about you every day. The love I have for you will always be there. Your wife Caroline and Family The family of Betty J. DiPaulo would like to thank the following: to the administration and staff of Riverwood Health & Rehab, there are not enough ways to thank you for the love and caring extended to her and our family over the last 9 years. To Pastor David Johnson for the beautiful service. To a donation to the ARC, attended the service, called or gave hugs, your love was felt and so appreciated. Special thanks to our friends and family who so generously provided visits during Bills recent illness and death. Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Lovingly from the family of Bill Wilson The Tomato Lady Marie, his wife, daughters, Deborah (Donya), Rhonda OSteen (Stephan), brother, Fred Wilson, grandson, Ryan Benitez and two greatgrands, Haven and Luna Benitez. Card of Thanks Dear Editor: In 1905 a young pharmacist by the name of Jim Mitchell came to Starke from Madison with his new bride to open a drugstore. Drugstores in those days were known as a meeting place. A place for people to gather, gossip, and settle all lifes problems, especially politics. Some candidates didnt realize they were running until they went to the drugstore that day. This held true until there were no more of us and the little man was gone. Doc Mitchell died tragically in an automobile accident in 1935. His wife and daughter survived. His pharmacy partner Powell Carpenter bought the store and ran it until 1940 when he passed away from pneumonia. The store remained empty until a young pharmacist attending the University of Florida appeared. In those days rooms were rented as a source of income and with Camp Blanding and a war going on rooms were in high demand. Mr. Crews was one of those tenants and this is where he met my mother. And the rest is history. That is when I decided to have Thursday of each month to bring a little of that nostalgia back. This is also to thank the citizens of Starke and Bradford County on behalf of Doc Mitchell and my dad for the support we have received from the community through the years. living in Bradford County all because of you. Thank you and come have an ice cream sundae made the way its supposed to be! Carolyn Crews Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union The following individuals were arrested recently by local law area) counties. BRADFORD of Starke was arrested July driving with license suspended or revoked and attaching a tag nor registered to a vehicle. Somerville, SC was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Alan Eugene Crawford, arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Matthew Justin Ellis, 32, of Brooker was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for two counts of violation of probation, possession of drugs and possession of drug equipment. Christina Elizabeth Gibbs, Blanche Dironda Hayes, 43, was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Frank L. Hernandez, 39, of New Port Richey was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Gharrett Andrew Herres, 3 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. of St. Petersburg was arrested July 2 by Lawtey police for driving with license suspended or revoked. Hampton was arrested July 3 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant. Hawthorne was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Sara Jade Morton, 32, of Ocala was arrested July 2 by Starke police for possession of drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Paid $1 for 6-pack of Bud Light Colton William Poulette, 23, of West Palm Beach, was arrested July 2 by Bradford Deputy Corey Turner for The current incident is connected to a previous one which occurred on June 2. According to the arrest report, at that time Turner had responded to the MJM Food to a shoplifting incident. He made contact with Poulette, who was standing in front of the business. When Turner approached, Poulette is reported to have gotten down in his knees, put his hands behind his head and said, Take me. At that time Turner noticed a six-pack of beer sitting next to Poulette. The report states that Turner believed that Poulette had been drinking since some of the beer bottles were empty and his breath smelled of an alcoholic beverage. Poulette did not want to talk about the incident at that time, simply saying that he knew he was going to jail and just do what you need to do. He also told Turner that the bicycle he was riding had been stolen. He told Turner that what I did was foolish. He was detained and patted down for weapons while Turner investigated the incident further. Turner entered the business and contacted the complainant, who told him that Poulette had entered the business, walked to the alcohol section and picked up a six-pack of Bud Light that was worth $9.41, then approached the counter and handed her a $1 bill and told her to call the police I will be waiting outside. Two witnesses claimed to have seen Poulette throwing beer bottles outside, but Turner saw no evidence of that. The complainant was asked to sign a sworn statement and she agreed, noting that she had called the business owner after she had called the police. The owner informed Turner that he wanted to have Poulette trespassed and to press charges for the stolen beer. Poulette was placed under arrest for retail theft and searched. was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies on an outof-county warrant, violation of probation, two counts of possession of drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. of Jacksonville was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Failed to return rented merchandise Angelica M. Tower, 26, of Starke had a warrant issued fraud in connection with an investigation by Starke police. responded to Rent-A-Center in Starke in reference to failure to redeliver rental property. According to the warrant contacted a store employee who said Tower had rented a queen-size mattress and box television and was at that time 31 days past due on the rental payment. She was not answering or returning phone store representatives had tried to contact Tower at her home to retrieve the property, with negative results. sent to Tower, requesting her to return the items or to contact Rent-A-Center. The letter was delivered and signed for by Towers grandmother. A Tower for failure to redeliver leased property valued at over Samantha Wells, 21, of Jacksonville was arrested July disorderly intoxication. Starke was arrested July 4 by Bradford deputies for driving with a license suspended or revoked and possession of marijuana. UNION COUNTY Lothario Emmanuel 3 by Union deputies on a Union County warrant for possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, manufacture or distribute and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Butler was arrested July 6 by Union Deputy Robert Fipps for battery-touch or strike and disorderly intoxication. Fipps was dispatched to the Street in reference to a reported disturbance. According to the arrest report, upon arrival Fipps made contact with the victim, who was also the reporting party. The victim stated that Robinson was outside the apartment complex, yelling. She said she went outside and asked him what was going on. She said Robinson came up outside her apartment and asked her for her cell phone. She also reported that he seemed to be intoxicated. The report states that the victim said that Robinson struck her on the right wrist surgery) when she told him he could not have her phone. She added that she was attempting to call law enforcement when Robinson struck her. The victim told Fipps that Robinson was inside an apartment and when Fipps made contact with him he appeared to be intoxicated. He was arrested for battery and disorderly intoxication, handcuffed and escorted to Fipps patrol car. Robinson became belligerent and refused to comply with Fipps orders, According to a note in the arrest report, this was Robinsons third arrest in a 12-month period and the Caught with gun and drugs on DOC property of Palatka was arrested July C. Gladding for two counts of smuggling contraband into a prison, in the form of a controlled substance weapon or explosive. According to the arrest report, Gladding responded to the Regional Medical Center Work Camp in reference to assisting another agency. Upon arrival, Gladding made contact with Correctional for the DOC. Tucker advised vehicle in a parking lot on state grounds. He said the owner Smith, had been located and had given consent for the vehicle to be searched. Johnson told Gladding that, prior to the search, Smith had advised that there were a few marijuana blunt ends on console. The items were located, along with a bag of a green leady substance in the center console that Smith denied was hers. The a 9mm handgun, found with a magazine and ammunition next to it. Smith was charged based on the items found in her vehicle, placed in wrist restraints and transported to the Union County Jail without incident. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS AND LAKE REGION was arrested by Clay deputies and driving while license 36, was arrested by Clay deputies on S. Lawrence violence and driving while license suspended third or subsequent offense. William Homer Scott, 36, was arrested by Clay deputies Heights for simple battery
6 B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, July 12, 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 Serving Families in North Florida since 1973 STARKE OFFICE OPEN 8:30 to 5:00 MON-FRIHwy 301 North, Starke 904-964-2010 (Next to Best Western) The areas largest supplier of Colored GraniteWhen Quality Counts, You Can Count On UsPrimary Location in Lake City at 561 NW Hilton Ave.Member of Better Business Bureau Monument Builders of North America Florida Monument BuildersFL Lic. # F037700 Archer Funeral Home Within Your Means Now, Peace of Mind Always 20 Ga. Metal Casket(4 colors)Vault, Graveside or Chapel Service with one hour prior visitation$5,59520 Ga. Metal Casket(4 colors)Vault, Graveside or Chapel Service with one hour prior visitation$5,595 FUNERAL SERVICE WITHMemorial ServiceServices held at Archer Memorial Chapel$1,895WITHMemorial ServiceServices held at Archer Memorial Chapel$1,895CREMATION 386.496.2008pre-payment arrangements available55 NORTH LAKE AVENUE LAKE BUTLER, FL 32054 His Way BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Brian Tomlinson will be The Bradford High School head football coach has said as much regarding his teams preseason kickoff classic, which will be played that night at Newberry, but hes not making a bold prediction on which team will be ahead on the scoreboard. In fact, if Bradford loses, that doesnt change his thinking. You see, Tomlinson understands that standing on the sideline coaching a football game is not a given. Hes approximately three weeks removed from openheart surgery. His body has been longer than that. Tomlinson is grateful to be alive. me, will be a win, no matter the outcome of the game, he said. Win or lose, that Friday night will become another piece of a life being re-assembled into a sense of normalcy. back to what were used to, Tomlinsons wife, April, said. Its been really thrown out of whack the last two months. Tomlinsons father, Marvin, went into cardiac arrest. He was resuscitated and diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy a thickening of the heart for the heart to pump blood. The condition is hereditary, so Tomlinson was encouraged to get tested for it. Tomlinson did have the condition and had an internal wants to be normal, he said, allows him to be just that. Its never limited me except for MRIs. I dont get to do those anymore, which doesnt hurt my feelings because Im claustrophobic, Tomlinson said with a laugh. replaced this past April. What happened afterward wasnt normal. Tomlinsons incision was taped shut, but the area began to itch. His assistant coaches noticed that he was constantly reaching up and scratching around the area, Tomlinson said. When removing the surgical tape, the entire area around the incision was red. Part of the incision was still open and oozing. That was on May 13, the Saturday before Mothers Day. Tomlinson called his cardiologist That led to Tomlinson being put on a couple of antibiotics. When his condition didnt improve, it was determined that removed. That occurred on May remained embedded in Tomlinsons heart. Still, the infection, which would only get worse, remained. Tomlinson said it was like he had the worst-ever case of He even looked gray, April Tomlinson said. You could tell he was pretty sick. Doctors thought the wire coil left behind after removal could be infected, thus preventing Tomlinson from getting better. Still, other tests were determine if the infection was from another source rather than go straight into removal of the coil, which would require openheart surgery. Tomlinson was re-admitted cardiologist told him the plan, after one last test ruled out infection from another source, was to proceed with open-heart surgery. When he and April asked when that would be, the cardiologist said the next day. You feel like the air is just knocked out of you because thats not what you want to hear, April said. You didnt have time to mentally prepare for it. Tomlinson and his wife prayed that he would not need to undergo open-heart surgery. They had others praying the same thing. Therefore, it was a little disheartening to hear that he would need to have the surgery. I kind of sat there going, Why is this happening? I just didnt understand, April said. On the morning of June 19, Tomlinson underwent surgery. His wife described the time as the longest four hours of my life. Thankfully, I had a lot of family around me, April said. with me through the surgery as It was discovered during the surgery that the embedded coil was in a position where it was blocking one of the valves of Tomlinsons heart, preventing blood from going where it needed to go. That surgery that so many prayed wouldnt happen was necessary in more ways than one. Either way, the surgery needed to happen, Tomlinson said. Gods plan was better than ours. April said, When the doctors came and told us, I was more than grateful my plans werent than ours. What if events unfolded differently? Tomlinson has thought about that. Supposed the antibiotics worked or he had never developed an infection? It wouldnt have been discovered that he had a blocked valve. Hes the great physician, Tomlinson said of God. Tomlinson feels like Gods plan is also for him to become a better person through this experience and better impact the lives of young people. I honestly believe its for me its to be able to reach the kids and help lead them show them how a Godly person is supposed to live, Tomlinson said. I feel thats what Im called to do. Of course, Tomlinsons outlet for doing that is as a coach. Now, hes working to get better so he can join his team. Once he was taken off postsurgery medication, Tomlinson said the pain was the worst hes ever experienced. Things are better now as long as he follows doctors precautions. Yawning, though, he cant help. After doing that once during the interview for this story, he said, I wish I didnt have to do that all the time because it hurts. Hes not allowed to push, pull or pick up anything during the four weeks post-surgery. He cant drive or even ride in the front seat of a vehicle right now due to what could happen in the event of an airbag deploying. When he stands up out of his recliner, he clutches the red heart pillow he was given to his chest with both hands, relying upon his abdominal muscles rather than his arms to get up. I guess probably the thing Ive had the adjust to the most is depending on April to do everything for me, Tomlinson said. She goes above and beyond. April said her husbands a good patient. Sometimes he can get needy, she said, but for the most part, hes pretty easy. Tomlinson will eventually moment). That will occur in the antibiotics regiment he is undergoing intravenously at home. Barring no further complications due to an infection, Tomlinson would like but observing while seated in his truck. The doctors have said that Now, they havent heard my plan of sitting in my truck on the track in air-conditioning. Tomlinson said he thinks he second week of practice, but said which concludes with the kickoff classic. He has given thought to not coaching anymore because of what hes gone through, but April was having none of that. She said if hes healthy enough to do it, then hes coaching. Hes hard to live with when he doesnt coach, she said. Then, looking at her husband, she said, Thats who you are. It is, Tomlinson said, but the family you see in this house thats more important to me than football. Its like I tell the players. Their families are more important than football ever will be. During his illness and recovery, it must have appeared to Tomlinson that his family has grown so much larger if you consider all the people whove prayed for him and supported him and his family in some way. Since hes been recuperating, Tomlinson has more down time, so hes been logging onto Facebook more than he normally would. What hes seen is enough to bring tears to his eyes, he admitted. Numerous posts about his condition have been shared and commented on. A campaign known as #Prayers4CoachT was circulated, as people near and far prayed for Tomlinson and his family. Lindley Adkins, one of Bradford High Schools assistant principals, told him people all over the country were praying for him. I dont know half of these people, Tomlinson said. I probably dont know a quarter of these people, but theyre all talking about me and praying for me, and theyre praying for my family. It was humbling. It was just, wow.
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CH/A, car peted bedroom & living room; Ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. Qui et neighborhood. $565 Rent, $500 security, and ences required. Dixon Rentals. Call 904-3681133 for application. AVAILABLE NOW! 3BR/ 1BA house in Raiford. Handicap accessible. No pets. 650/mo. 750/ security deposit. 1st, last & deposit. Call 904964-4309. 53 A Yard Sales YARD SALE; Saturday 8am-1pm. Desk, china cabinet, lamps, clothes, books, dresser, misc. hardware and lots more. 21248 NW SR 16 (next to Heilbronn Springs Church). BIG YARD SALE. Fri. & Sat. 7am-? Bayless Hwy (follow signs). YARD SALE; 8am12pm. Saturday only. Multi-family. Starke Country Club (fol low signs). Rain or shine. GARAGE SALE; Sat urday 8am-3pm. 806 Parkwood Place, follow signs. Furniture, house hold items, baby items, wheelchairs/walkers, clothes, etc. 65 Help Wanted THE BRADFORD COUN TY SOLID WASTE De partment is accepting applications for a qual tendant/Relief Driver at a pay rate of $14.00 per hour. 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Equal Housing Opportunity Call1-844-991-9814 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY As low as $15000 security deposit! 15 UCHS has top girls athletic program in Class 1A Union County High Schools volleyball team, which was the state runner-up, earned are: (front, l-r) Madelyn Kish, Madison Adams, Brooke Waters, Taylor Beatty, (back, l-r) Head Coach Jordan Windham, Shelby Spratlin, Kylie Stevens, Mackenzie Bradley, BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer For the second year in a row, Union County High Schools accomplishments in girls athletics have placed the Tigers on top of the Class 1A standings in the Florida High School Athletic Associations Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports awards. Schools earn points based upon postseason results. Union had the top girls program in 1A with 42 points, than second-place Sneads. In a small town, it goes in cycles, UCHS Athletic Director Ronny Pruitt said. Right now, our girls cycle is really strong. Weve got a lot of numbers participating right now. The bulk of the Tigers points were earned by the weightlifting and volleyball teams. Our girls weightlifting is the one that really hit it out of Grandson of Lake Region man recovers from gunshot BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Region residents Troy and Lisa Stephens experienced an ordeal few can imagine. Troys daughter Morgan had shot and killed her own 6-year-old son Jaxon and critically injured herself and her other son Joey. Troy, then the owner of Restaurant, made the 21-hour drive to Wisconsin while Lisa family business. While Troy was in Wisconsin, family members decided to take Morgan off life support after doctors advised the family that there was no chance she would survive her injuries. Physicians also told the family that the remaining survivor of the shooting: Joey had a less of survival. If he survived, doctors added, he would have no sight in his left eye. He might not be able to speak, and his memory center was destroyed. Now, three-and-a-half years later, Joey is thriving. He is undergoing speech and physical therapy and his grandmother, a retired him to read again. In May, People Magazine highlighted Joeys recovery in the story: Shot by his Mother, a Boys Brave Fight. Troy and Lisas restaurant is no more. Troy is now the pastor at The Church
the park, Pruitt said. The weightlifting team state championship. Four individual champions Godwin, Mia Jackson and Brandy McCoy made that possible. In all, the weightlifting team accounted for 24 points by factoring in its district and regional titles. The volleyball team accounted for 16 points, 12 of which were earned by Pruitt said the school has been blessed with a number of talented girls athletes, but something he believes is also factoring into the equation is the fact that weight training is a part of the schools PE classes. We have a group of girls that loves to work out, Pruitt said. Theyre not all on the weightlifting team. in the 1A standings with 46 points. The Gainesville Sun, which has devised a formula small-school and big-school programs, recently announced Union as its top small school. placed fourth in the boys standings with 19.3 points, team was the biggest reason points by winning a regional with 13 points. All but two of those were earned by the softball team, which won a regional championship and When combining boys and girls, Bradford placed points. The Bradford girls zero number after having half a point deducted due to in the boys standings with eighth in The Gainesville Suns top big-school rankings. 8 B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, July 12, 2018 Why me? Really? Who am I? It was unreal. Some of that support came from former players, including those who played for him when he was the head coach of the Lake Butler Middle School that as a coach he does have an impact on young peoples lives. I guess when youre in the middle of it, you dont realize youre making a difference, he said. Heck, sometimes I feel like Im just being mean. To have them text you and tell you how much they love you its just very humbling. April said one of her friends held a fundraiser as a way of assisting the family with its medical costs. People have cooked meals for the family and are still cooking meals she said. Weve even had people come and offer to mow the yard for us, April said. Tons of people have reached out to help in any way. Tomlinson is amazed by the support and extremely grateful. I just want to tell them all thank you, he said. They have no idea how much theyre appreciated. COACH Continued from 6B BHS to host volleyball camp July 2829 Bradford High School will host a volleyball camp, featuring Prostyle Volleyball Academy coaches, on Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29. The camp is open to rising sixth-12th-graders. Times are 6:30-9 p.m. on July 28 and 1-4 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. on July 29. Participants are asked to bring water, lunch and extra socks, shirts and shorts. The cost is $75. Please register by Tuesday, July 24, at BHS or by contacting BHS Head Coach Katie Crews at 904408-6345. KHHS girls golf meeting set for Friday, July 13 A meeting for students and their parents interested in playing for the Keystone Heights High School girls golf team will be held at the home of Head Coach Billy Jackson on Friday, July 13, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Interested students will receive vital information about the requirements to play as well as a schedule of practices and matches. Please RSVP by Monday, July 9. Call Jackson at 352-4949430. Union County High School weightlifters (l-r) Kurston Bakken, Josie Godwin, Mia Jackson and Brandy McCoy won state titles, which led to the program earning its the state, regional and district levels, the weightlifting UNION In a small town, it goes in cycles. Right now, our participating right now. UCHS AD Ronny Pruitt Heights. He is well known in the area for helping people with substance abuse problems, victims of domestic violence and those needing a helping hand. Even while he was waiting on custoners at the Frozen Pelican, Troy was engaged in couseling customers through who has a background in ministry, began mentoring Tim Carlson, who had just launched Riptide Family Church. The new congregation met in the building that used to house St. Marys Episcopal Church. accepted a position at a church in Baxley, Georgia, so Riptide. Soon thereafter, he reorganized the church, changing the name to the Church Courageous. He said that helping people BOY Troy Stephens serves a customer at his restuarant: the the most rewarding part of running the Frozen Pelican. This is my 14-foot pulpit, he said while the restaurant was still operating, pointing to the wood counter with a half-dozen bar stools lined up in front. As for Joey, Stephens calls the boy his miricle kid. He is doing things now the doctors said he would never do, said Stephens. Last week Stephens suffered another hardship, surviving a heart attack while driving a forklift. This week he was back at work.