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firstname.lastname@example.org www.StarkeJournal.com Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone (904) 964-6305 Fax (904) 964-8628 USPS 062-700 Stark e, Florida Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 135 th Year 8 th Issue 75 CENTS The Sweetest Strawberries This Side Of Heaven Facebook chats trip up accused sex offenders BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Three beaus of an underage teen wound up behind bars last week facing various felony sex crime charges. Willie Tyrell Coleman, 25, of Lawtey was arrested Sept. 9 on two counts of sexual assault by a perpetrator 24 years of age or older on a 16or 17-year-old victim. Calvin William Lane, 22, of Starke was arrested Sept. 9 for lewd and lascivious behavior by a victim age 12 to 16. Anthony Dandre Hendrieth, 19, of Lake Butler was also arrested Sept. 12 for lewd and lascivious behavior by a victim age 12 to 16. The victims mother is quoted in the sheriffs office reports by a witness as saying she was done with her daughter because she couldnt make the girl attend school and behave. She dropped her off at a friends house with her belongings and is now letting her do what she wants. One of those things was not living with her dad, but she did spend time with other men. She would call them over, according to the witness, and was caught having sex with Coleman in his car. When the mother was interviewed, she said she dropped her daughter off at a friends house and her daughter left from there. She further told authorities that it wasnt her responsibility to pick her up and she believed that if her daughter were in danger she would call her. She reportedly became angry and tried to place the blame elsewhere when informed of her responsibilities. She said she was done fighting to get her daughter to listen. The victims father did pick her up when he found up she wasnt living with her mother and took her to the sheriffs office when requested. When speaking with authorities, she gave the names of the men she has slept with and the time frame. Coleman denied having sex with the victim until confronted with a Facebook conversation about the possibility of her being pregnant. He was arrested, and while being booked, authorities found him in possession of an identification card for a Bradford Middle School student, who turned out to be a second victim. That student was interviewed with and without her mother present. Once her mother stepped out she admitted to having sex with Coleman, and she was afraid she might be pregnant. When Coleman was asked, he admitted that if the girl was pregnant, he would be the father. He claimed the girls mother allowed them to be together. Facebook also tripped up Lane, who denied knowing the original victim until knowledge of the online conversation was revealed. He attributed it to his little cousin, and continued to deny knowing or having sex with the victim. She, however, claimed they had sex three years ago, which would have made her 12 or 13 years old at the time. Lane refused a computer voice stress analysis test prior to his arrest. Hendrieth admitted knowing the victim through Facebook, but said it was another female who spoke to the victim through his account and asked questions about having sex. He said he informed the girl how old the victim was and she stopped writing her. He denied having sex with the victim and said he had to block her on Facebook. Hendrieth agreed to a voice stress analysis test, then changed his story, saying he had oral sex with the victim when he was 15 or 16, but the interviewer informed him that would make the victim 12 or 13 at the time. He tried to amend the timeline to last year, but that would have made him 18 and her 15. Coleman remains in jail with bond set at $250,000. Hendrieth is still in jail with bond set at $100,000. Lanes bond was set at $50,000, and he was released from custody on Sept. 13. The victims mother was reportedly told she could be facing child neglect charges. Hampton sidewalk project gets sidetracked BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor County commissioners held an emergency meeting Monday evening hoping to rescue a suspended sidewalk project near Hampton. The Florida Department of Transportation apparently called a halt to the project earlier that day after state Rep. Charles Van Zant intervened on behalf of concerned residents. County Commission Chairman Danny Riddick told the board Sept. 15 that unless it voted to send FDOT a letter reaffirming support for the project, the half-million-dollar project would be canceled in spite of the money that had already been spent in engineering and other preconstruction costs. The project has been on the drawing board for several years as a part of FDOTs fiveyear plan, which the county helps devise through the submittal of priority projects. The Hampton Lake sidewalk project was one of those and had been requested by residents along the route, which extends more that a mile and a half down C.R. 18, from U.S. 301 to Southwest 80 th Place. As the project got underway this month, it apparently gained some opponents as well residents who wanted the sidewalk moved to the other side of the road. Because of the emergency nature of the county commissions meeting, there was no notice or opportunity for residents on either side to speak about the project. County commissioners, however, had plenty to say, once Riddick had convinced them that the matter was indeed an emergency. Riddick said he had spent all day fighting for the project and spoke with FDOT District 2 Secretary Greg Evans within an hour before the countys final budget hearing. He said for the project to proceed, Evans wanted a letter from the board backing FDOT up by restating support for the contract they entered into a year ago. The land was surveyed and marked off for some time, according to Riddick. Everyone knew where the sidewalk was going, he said. Any changes now to the project plans would result in additional time and expense, so there were really two options: the project goes forth as planned or the project is canceled indefinitely. At this point in time, if the project is changed any at all, the project is going to be done. Theyre going to put back what theyve already done, theyre going to resod it, theyre going to pull out, and the sidewalk will not go around Hampton Lake, Riddick said, adding, all because a few people want it on the other side of the road. DOT just wants to know they have our support in this, he said. Commissioner Eddie Lewis said desire for the sidewalk predated Riddicks election to the board and prior to now, the south side of they highway is where residents wanted it constructed. Riddick said it was after he was elected that he requested that the project be extended east to 301 and west to Edith Allen Estates. Though driveways are crossed, all of the land involved is FDOT right of way, he said. Were not taking anybodys property or anything else, said Riddick. Explaining to the Commissioner Lila Sellars why the vote could not wait for the boards regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 18, the chairman said he didnt want the contractor, OSteen Brothers of Gainesville, to pack up and pull out. Commissioner Ross Chandler, also uncomfortable when issues arise as emergencies, said he didnt want to risk losing a project of this value to the taxpayers, adding Riddick would have to take the heat from unhappy residents. Riddick acknowledged it was a no-win situation for him. Whichever side prevails, someone is going to be upset with him. Im right in the middle of this. If anybody hates this its definitely me, because it doesnt matter which way I go in this situation, its going to be wrong, Riddick said. I certainly understand the gravity of what you need to do here, and I dont want that project to be lost, Chandler said. There was still confusion over how work on the sidewalk was suddenly stopped. Once the project was agreed to and commended, Chandler said a few residents complaining should not have kept construction from proceeding as planned. The thing is, Riddick said, whats right is right and whats wrong is wrong. That was scheduled to be done, everybody knew it was going on that side of the road, and its not like something we just started last week. It wasnt until construction began that people began throwing up roadblocks, he said. One of those people was apparently Rep. Van Zant, although Riddick spent most of the discussion trying to avoid mentioning INSIDE: BC Commissioners Cut Tax Rate Tattoo Shop Coming To Town Bowling alley remains among worst eyesores BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph There are quite a few old, empty buildings in Starke, as well as in the surrounding areas of Bradford County, but few are in as bad a shape as the old bowling alley on U.S. 301 North. The 8,723 square foot building was constructed in 1983, built on a 2.98 acre lot, about a third of which is paved as a parking area and offering 200 feet of highway frontage. When it was built the bowling alley was assessed for tax purposes at nearly $400,000. The value has fluctuated in the years since then, with a high of $547,336 in 1994 and a low of $76,324 in 2005. Currently the property is valued at $92,542. The bowling alley opened in 1983 and operated until the late 1980s. It then closed permanently, although electric service to the location continued until April 2004. A fire severely damaged the building on July 4 of the same year, leaving the building basically gutted and open to the weather. The building was reassessed for the 2005 tax cycle accounting for the sudden drop in taxable value. Since 1995, building owners Dr. S.F. Bashai and wife, Hanaa, have paid a total of $127,516.83 in property taxes. In addition, the Starke Code Enforcement Board placed a lien, on Jan. 20, 2010, against the property as a public safety hazard for both the building and the unkept property. The lien amount stands at $4,700 and is still accruing today at a sum of $25 a day. No attempts seem to have been made to either rework of tear down the building or to put the property to some use. Attempts were made to contact the doctor and his CPA John Sundeman, both of St. Augustine. Sundeman was finally reached but offered no comment. Bashai was provided with contact information by Sundeman but has declined to get in touch. The building sits desolate, with holes in the roof and one side torn open (for access during the fire). Looking through this hole, one can see the devastation inside the building, from not only the fire and water used to fight it, but also simply from time and exposure to the elements. Grass is growing through cracks in the paving on the parking lot. Local efforts at buying the property have been rebuffed and no one seems to know what the eventual fate of the property might be. Some think the owner should step up and deal with this eyesore, or better yet donate it to a local organization, such as the Bradford/Union County Fair Association or the Tourism Development Council for a hefty tax deduction. As it stands it would most likely take more money to clean up the property and demolish the building than the property itself is worth. Only time will tell what the fate of the property will be. Calvin Lane Willie Coleman Anthony Hendrieth Work on a planned sidewalk around Hampton Lake was stopped Monday, but county commissioners hope they have put it back on track. See SIDEWALK, 6A A shot through the side, showing the total devastation inside the building.
2A Bradford County Telegraph Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 Bradford County TelegraphUSPS 062-700 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Starke, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Bradford County Telegraph131 West Call Street Starke, Florida 32091Phone: (904) 964-6305 P.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091John M. Miller, PublisherEditor: Mark J. Crawford Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: Kevin Miller Darlene Douglass Typesetting Eileen Gilmore Advertising and Newspaper Prod. Earl W. Ray Classified Adv. Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping: Joan Stewart-Jones Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Want to reach people?Nows the perfect time to see just how well our classifieds can work for you. Whether youre looking for a great buy or a great place to sell, call our classified department today.904-964-6305Ask for Classified Ads Mama, Mr. Thomas, Madi, Abby, Taylor, Ninny, & GrandadHayden-O! Get ready for homecoming Bradford High School will celebrate homecoming with a variety of activities starting Monday, Sept. 29, and running throughout the week, including the annual parade on Friday, Oct. 3, at 1 p.m. Any groups or organizations wishing to take part in the parade should get in touch with the school now. Parade entry forms can be picked up at the front desk and are due back by Tuesday, Sept. 30. The Tornado Whirl pep rally will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2. Entry fee is $5 for students and adults. The homecoming parade at 1 p.m. on Oct. 3 will follow the familiar route. Lineup begins at noon on Washington Street. Once the parade begins, it will travel south on Orange Street and turn west on Madison Street (S.R. 100). The parade will then turn south at Epperson and east at Lafayette, making its way back to Orange. It will turn north on Orange and head back to Madison, where it will turn east, then go north on Broadway Street, making its way back to the high school. S.R. 100 traffic will be detoured to Edwards Road (Southwest C.R. 100A). The homecoming game against Interlachen High School begins that night at 7:30 p.m. We Are County lowers tax rate BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Seeing an opportunity to offset a tax increase that would result from rising property values, the Bradford County Commission voted to lower the tax rate from 9.1769 to 9.1104 mills during budget hearings on Sept. 4 and Sept. 15. This was equivalent to the rollback rate, or the rate at which the county would collect approximately the same amount of property tax revenue in 2015 as it did this year. Commissioner Eddie Lewis said a lot of people have been asking him about taxes and he has been considering how to help them out, and Commissioner Doyle Thomas said consensus throughout the county about taxes being too high. Honestly, Lewis said, its tough out there. Everyone of us works and we all know that. We can tighten our belts and do one or two things (to cut back). He even said he had a couple of ideas hed go over with the board at a later time. Lewis said he believed the board could make the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2015 work by adopting the rollback rate. I believe we can, and I would like to move that we do that, said Thomas, who is up for reelection in District 2. Commission Chairman Danny Riddick is also running for office again, and he said the one good things about election time is knocking on voters doors, seeing them face to face and listening to their concerns. One of the biggest things is and it doesnt matter where Im at people are always complaining that they pay too much taxes. His district, District 4 with its lakefront properties, is the countys largest tax base, he said. The more Im out there campaigning, the more Im talking with people, the more Im seeing this is a big issue. said Riddick. People are still struggling even though a lot of these properties are going up in value, he said. Theyre not making the money they were four or five years ago, but yet their property values are going up, especially on Santa Fe Lake, Hampton Lake, Keystone Golf and Country Club. The board cannot control everything, he said, but it can adopt the rollback rate and prevent a tax increase. Lewis said its hard to understand why land values are up. You can sure buy land cheaper than you could, he said. Just that day he had spoken with Sampson Lake residents, and he wanted to bring those concerns to the board, he added. Thomas said adopting the rollback rate was the right thing to do, and hes not the only one who felt that way. Riddick said he spoke to his father, former Commissioner Joe Riddick, who told him, Son, anytime you can do a rollback to help the taxpayers, its a good thing. Commissioner Ross Chandler said it would only amount to a few dollars per taxpayers, but the county could do without the lost revenue. Its their money, and if we can save it for them, I think its good. Chandler said the board had been adopting the rollback rate for years, and County Clerk Ray Norman backed up the statement, but thats not the case, and heres why: Adopting the rollback rate over the past few years would have actually driven taxes up. The Florida Department of Revenue has charts dating back several years that show the rollback rate was higher than the rate the county adopted because property values had taken a dive. As property lost value, the county would have had to raise the tax rate to offset a decline in revenue. The rollback rate acts to preserve the revenue stream by going up if property values drop and going down if property values are going up. In the recent past, the commission ignored the rollback rate, allowing taxes to fall with property values. Fiscal year 201415 is the first time in years that property values are up enough that ignoring the rollback rate would result in a tax increase. Norman correctly pointed out that the board had nothing to do with the value of property, but it does set the tax rate and adopt the countys budget. Turning a blind eye to the increase in taxes via property tax valuation is one of the reasons the state forced a rollback in 2007 and established new voting thresholds to approve tax levies higher than the annual rollback rate. According to the state, the county should have adopted 8.68 mills. Commissioners decided to override that with a unanimous vote to adopt 9.1769 mills and preserve several hundred thousand dollars in revenue, and that is where the rate has stayed until now. Chandler said most people want it both ways. They want high property values and low tax rates. You cant have them both, he said, adding its hard to reap the benefit of higher property values without it costing landowners something. Chandler said there is a tax and spend perception of government. To some degree thats true, but at the same time, people dont realize for government to function, there needs to be money, Chandler said. Commissioner Lila Sellars said the board would to be mindful during the year when it comes to approving new spending requests. While the commission is taxing less by adopting a lower millage rate, it will still be spending as much as ever. The millage adjustment did not affect the budgets bottom line. Finance Director Jim Farrell said they would find another source for the revenue. The final budget approved by the board was up to nearly $40.7 million, or 4.6 percent more than the budget approved for this year. Expenditures are up from $32.2 million to $32.7 million, with increases noted in the categories of general government, physical environment, transportation, culture and recreation, and human services. New revenues of $21 million plus fund balances and reserves of nearly $11.7 million combine to cover the costs. Additional transfers in and out of nearly $8 million bring the total final budget to almost $40.7 million. Are you interested in bonsai? On Thursday, Sept. 18, bonsai master John Terry will speak at the Alligator Creek Garden Club. Terry has 35 years experience with bonsai. He will give an informative talk and demonstrate how to cultivate bonsai trees. Snow rose cuttings will be given away as door prizes. The public is invited to this free event. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford County Extension Office, 2266 N. Temple Ave. (in front of the fairgrounds). For more information, call Pat Caren at 352-485-2666. Bradford NAACP calls meeting The Bradford County NAACP will be hosting a call meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Bradford County Public Library, 456 W. Pratt St. in Starke. This meeting is requested by George Young, director for Area 5. The chairperson for the meeting will be pastor Dr. James Jones, 904-263-8713. The public is invited.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 Bradford County Telegraph 3A FINAL BUDGET SUMMARY CITY OF STARKEFISCAL YEAR 2014-2015 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe City of Starke has Tentatively Adopted a Budget for 2014-2015. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget and TAXES will be held onTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 AT 7:00 P.M. CITY HALL 209 NORTH THOMPSON STREET STARKE, FLORIDA 32901 See ya at the River... Where the Whiskey Never Runs Dry! Sat Sept 20 9PM (904) 964-6104 801 N. Temple Ave. *Visit Us On Facebook* NO COVER CHARGE Lots of in-house Drink Specials Starkes own National Touring Artist rocks the house playing Country with a twist of Southern Rock! Tattoo parlor opening on Walnut BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Waldo resident Nathan Menke approached the city commission last week about a temporary license for the tattoo shop he and his fianc plan on opening. A temporary license was necessary while the board acts to update its licensing ordinance regarding tattoo parlors. Prior to 2012, regulation of tattoo parlors was left up to local jurisdictions, but the state has entrusted that oversight with the Florida Department of Healths county offices. The ordinance Starke adopted in 2007, however, is still on the books and requires general supervision of a tattoo establishment by a physician or dentist. According to state law, all tattoo artists must be licensed by the Department of Health and perform their work in a FDOH licensed facility. The licensing process includes classes in bloodborne diseases as well as inspection of facilities prior to opening and at least once a year after that. Annual license renewals for artists are also required. The legislation prohibits tattooing anyone under 16 years of age (without a medical reason), and a permanent adult guardian must accompany anyone under 18. Written notarized consent is required, along with identification and proof of guardianship. The more recent regulations render the citys code obsolete, and Starke Attorney Paul Sanders has already prepared an ordinance to modify the citys licensure requirements for advertisement and future consideration. Sanders said a temporary license would allow Menke to move forward with his plans while the city gets the new ordinance in place. A preinspection of the building at 408 S. Walnut St. (the former salon across from Garfield Cleaners) found only a few changes necessary, including adding a sink, a door and resealing the floor. Menke said he has been tattooing professionally for more than 10 years and has won awards for his talent. He has a license in piercing as well. He said he and his fianc, also a licensed tattoo artist, draw portraits, paint and many other things related to art and music. Menke told the commission they hail from California and had been working in Gainesville but decided to open their own business in Starke because there is high traffic and little competition. They have found everyone very welcoming, he said. I just have a feeling that this is where were supposed to be, that this is where we can help a community grow artistically and shed a new light on what we do, Menke said. The commission unanimously approved the temporary occupational license. Service with a smile BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph Local hospitality specialist Maria Pernell has recently been recognized for her efforts at customer service, which routinely go above and beyond the requirements of her job at the Best Western Motor Inn of Starke. Pernell has been at Best Western for the past five years, but has made a career of working in the hospitality industry, both here and working for Hilton in New York City, where she was raised. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she is bilingual, a real asset in her work. Pernell moved to Starke in 2006 from New York with her husband, Ike, a retired Marine, and her youngest daughter, Melody, now in the 10th grade. She left behind four grown children Wayne, William, Iesha and Isaiah. Pernell and Ike have known each other for 33 years and together as a couple for 23. I am married to a good man who is my best friend, Pernell said. According to her employer, longtime Best Western owner, Sam Patel, she has another family as well his. Maria treats all our customers as if they were like her own family, going above and beyond the requirements of her job, Patel said. She has become one of our family as well and we take pride in her as one of us. Patel is not the only one who has praise for Pernell. A number of customers have praised her for her kindness, attention to detail and determination to please, not only to Patel, but also to David Kong, CEO and president of Best Western International. Kong notices when employees in his chain get such wonderful reviews from customers and, when it happens, he does something about it. Recently, Pernell received a Best Western Certificate of Excellence Award for her outstanding customer service. As a token of their gratitude, Patel and Best Western corporate presented her with a plaque commemorating her achievement. She was also nominated for the chains Heroic Hospitality award, but did not make the final cut. The motor inn also recently won a hotel certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor an achievement Patel credits to the whole staff, but especially Pernell. Pernell said she loves her job, the customers and, most of all, the people she works with and for. She speaks especially fondly of Patel. He is one of the best bosses I have ever had, and I have had quite a few in my working life, Pernell said. Mr. Patel is beyond awesome to work for. He makes this place my home away from home. I love his whole family. He is so many things to us all. He always makes time for whatever your concerns are and he really listens. I cant imagine ever working anywhere else. Best Western Motor Inn owner Sam Patel presents Maria Pernell with a plaque acknowledging her receipt of the Western International. What can I eat? Are you living with diabetes and often ask yourself what you can eat? Do you find it difficult to balance your meals and thing your choices are too limited? Do you feel supermarkets just dont offer you need? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then join extension agent Samara Deary for a workshop on Living Healthy with Diabetes Friday, Sept. 19, at 1:30 p.m. at the Bradford County Senior Center. Deary says eating healthy doesnt have to be difficult or boring, and she offers tips and recipes to help you enjoy eating while managing diabetes. For more information, contact Deary at 904-966-6224. The Bradford County Senior Center is located at 1805 N. Temple Ave. in Starke. FFA car wash Sept. 27 Come out to support the Bradford Middle School FFA students and have your car washed for a donation of $5. The car wash will take place at Community State Bank on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. Need a ride to school or work? If you are receiving any form of public assistance and need help with your travel needs, please call to see if you qualify. Contact CISTO at 904-9647776. There is no charge for this service.
4A Bradford County Telegraph Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 Y Across the Garden Fence Z Across the Garden Fence is sponsored by the Bradford County Extension Service. Readers who wish to pose gardening questions should forward them to Jim DeValerio at email@example.com. Spruce up you winter landscape with some edible plants! There are many winter vegetables that can be planted in your landscape that will provide an attractive, colorful display of different types of textured plant materials. Not only are they attractive, you get to enjoy them in the dining room about the same time you are itching to plant some spring flowers! If you are going to plant your garden in a designated area it is best to get your soil tested to learn the soil pH and fertilizer needs. You can pick up a soil sample bag along with instructions on how to take a sample at your local UF/IFAS extension office. If you do not have room, or time, for a big garden you can still grow a significant amount of winter vegetables in amongst your landscape plants, in small plant beds or in containers in your yard. Avoid areas with excessive high or low pH. You want the soil acidity to be close to neutral so avoid planting near lime rock or where there may be concrete wash out residue. You should also avoid planting vegetables near thriving azaleas since they prefer acidic soils that are not suited for vegetables. Another, very popular, method is to grow vegetables in containers. The possibilities for this option are endless. Some containers look hideous but they still grow good vegetables! You can use beds framed with lumber, stone or actual containers like buckets or large, decorative flowerpots. Use dark colored containers in the winter to keep soil temperatures warm and make sure they have good drainage. You can make the framed beds higher to make access easier if working on the ground is difficult. Use a good pre-mixed potting soil for containers and raised beds for success as they almost always out preform native soils. Now the fun part selecting what to plant! Radishes and lettuce are great for fresh salads and dont need much room to grow. Snow peas get white flowers and are perfect to grow on a trellis. I like to grow onions of different kinds in an onion patch because their different textured white flowers are spectacular when grown together. Turnip, rutabaga, collard greens, mustard greens, cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage will thrive in cooler months but they need plenty of room to grow. Kale was the rage last year with many preferring to use it with other juiced fruits and vegetables. Imagine how good your smoothie would be with kale you just picked from your garden! If you like fresh spinach, try growing Swiss chard. The Bright Lights variety has multi-colored stalks of yellow, green, red and orange. Their leaves, when steamed, taste like fresh spinach! Check your local garden centers to see what kinds of plants they have on inventory. There are plenty of vegetable seed suppliers you can order from if you want to try a variety you cannot purchase locally. Be sure to water and fertilize your vegetables appropriately. Dont forget, you are welcome to call on the staff at your extension office for more information! The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution. Church Providence Village Baptist Church is seeking vendors for its Ladies Expo Nov. 1. Please contact Darlene at 386758-2040, 386-397-9478 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 1. Greater Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church will be celebrating its pastors anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. You are invited to attend this special occasion. Northside Baptist Church 7415 NW C.R. 225, will host the East Ridge Boys of Lick Creek, Kentucky, in concert on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Fellowship will follow in the family life center. All are welcome. Mt. Moriah Community Church will hold its first Womans Day program, Lets Talk Woman to Woman, with guest speaker Minister Rebecca F. Butlter of Gainesville on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 3 p.m. Madison Street Baptist Church 900 W. Madison St. in Starke, invites you to join the congregation Oct. 5 8 for nights of celebration praise and worship during its revival with guest evangelist Bro. Rick Coram and soloist Bro. Daniel Crews. Services are Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Macedonia Free Will Baptist Churchs will celebrate the churchs anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. The community is invited. Walk by Faith Ministries 1930 NE C.R. 225, will hold its third annual Veterans Appreciation event with Voices of Distinction of Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Saturday, Oct 25, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. Come help acknowledge veterans for their service. Email the details of your congregations upcoming special events to editor@ bctelegraph.com. DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 5 P.M. NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING BUDGET SUMMARYTOWN OF BROOKER FISCAL YEAR 2014/2015 NOW OPEN 1545 Branan Field Road Suite 5 Middleburg (Across from W almart)EYE EXAM & 2 BoxesAcuvue 2 Contacts$109Restrictions apply Middleburg Location Only. Expires 9-30-14Most Insurances Accepted Certified Optometrists Dr Edwin Anguas & Dr. Margaret Allen 904-291-5800$79Includes exam and 2 pair of single vision glasses with SV Plastic lenses, restrictions apply Call store for details. (Middleburg Location Only) Expires 9-30-14 Lens options extra. Individual of fers cannot be combined with any other coupon, discount package price or insurance benefit. See store for details. Certain restrictions apply. Coupons must be presented at time of service. The patient and the person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.Quality Eyecar e with Value in MindEYE EXAM & 2 P AIR OF GLASSES Jim DeValerio Library The Bradford County Public Library is located at 456 W. Pratt St. in Starke. For a full schedule of events, pick up a calendar from the front desk today. You can also get the latest BCPL news and event notifications on Facebook at www.facebook. com/bradfordlibrary. For more information on these programs or other services, please call 904-368-3911 or visit www. bcplibrary.com. Decorate to win Bradford County Public Library is hosting a Decorated Pumpkin Contest that is open to the public. Bring in a decorated craft pumpkin (not real) by Sept. 31. Pumpkins will be on display from Oct. 1 29 for judging by the public. A $25 prize will be awarded in each of the four categories: scariest, funniest, most creative and best of show. The contest is open to all ages. The contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Bradford County Public Library. Masters of art Each month attendees will be introduced to famous artistic styles, then use various tools and some imagination to create their own inspired works of art. Supplies will be provided. The program designed for children ages 4 to 8 years is at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22. The program for young adults ages 9 to 19 will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Fairy glow lanterns Stop by the library after school on Wednesday, Sept. 24, for a fun craft. We will be decorating mason jars with embellishments and making glowing designs on the inside to make it look like captured fairies are emitting light. The craft begins at 3:30 p.m., and all supplies are free. Quilt Show Applications for Bradford County Public Librarys Quilt Show are available at the library during normal business hours. To have an application emailed contact Kathy at 904-368-3921. There is no charge for the display space. Quilts will be on exhibit at the library Oct. 1 through Oct. 3. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, noon to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. Howl-ween fun for four-legged friends Dress up your lovable furry pet for a photo shoot on Oct. 6 at the Bradford County Public Library. Sittings are by appointment only and all pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Each photo costs three cans of food. All photos will be edited, printed at a local retailer and made available for pickup at the library on a later date. Call 904-368-3921 to make an appointment. Book sale Find DVDs, books and audiobooks at bargain prices during the Friends of the Bradford County Public Library Book Sale in October. Shop early for the best selection. The sale will be open to the public for three days: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. Chills and thrills Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to dress up in their Halloween costume and come to the Bradford County Public Library to participate in spooky Chill-O-Ween activities. The program, which includes a fun craft, spine tingling ghost stories and scrumptious snacks, begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, and is free for all attendees. Play volleyball for the cure Northside Christian Academy is accepting team entries for the second annual Power in Pink Volleyball Tournament, to raise awareness and money in the fight against breast cancer. Teams are coed, with a minimum of eight members and at least three female members on the court at all times. Players must be 12 years old and older. The cost to signup is $10 per team member. Sept. 26 is the registration deadline. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 4, beginning at 9 a.m. The spectator entry fee is $3 for adults and $2 for students, but players and public servants in uniform (police, fire, etc.) enter for free. The Northside gym is located at 7415 NW C.R. 225. Contact Dede Hill at 904-2632560 or email@example.com to register you team. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Democrats holding open house On Saturday, Sept. 27, the Bradford County Democrats Executive Committee will be hosting an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. at the RJE Alumni Tigers Place, formerly known as the Reno Recreation Center at the corner of Florida and Pine streets in Starke. Meet and greet candidates running for office in Novembers general election, get information about restoration of voter rights, and meet and share ideas with other Democrats. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Paul or Kathy Still at 904-3680291. SEPT SPECIAL $650Locally Owned & Operated
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Devi sees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees and all other parties claiming an interest by. through, under or against the Estate of Marian M. Moore a/k/a Marian Moore, Deceased: Alvin D. Moore Jr. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: The Unknown Spouse. Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors. Trustees and all other parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Estate of Marian M. Moore a/k/a Marian Moore, Deceased Last Known Address: Unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Bradford County, Florida: BEGINNING AT A POINT 25 FEET EAST AND 25 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF NORTHEAST 1/4 OF NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 30. TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST. RUN NING EAST 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 110 FEET; THENCE WEST 100 FEET; THENCE NORTH 110 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. KNOWN AS LOTS 1 AND 2 OF MC CALLS ADDITION TO TOWN OF HAMPTON, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Ni cole Alvarez, Esquire, Brock & Scott, PLLC., the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 1501 N.W. 49th Street, Suite 200, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33309, within thirty (30) days of the first date of publication on or before October 11, 2014, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on September 2, 2014. Ray Norman As Clerk of the Court By Lisa Brannon As Deputy Clerk 9/11 2tchg 9/18-BCT NOTICE OF SUSPENSION TO: JENNINGS W. BUNN, Case No: 201300523 A Notice of Suspension to suspend your license and eligibility for licen sure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida De partment of Agriculture and Consum er Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publication, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law. Florida Statutes, by mail ing a request for same to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Con sumer Services, Division of Licens ing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahas see, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publication, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law. 9/11 4tchg 10/2-BCT NOTICE The CareerSource NCFL Executive Committee and Full Board will hold a meeting on Monday, September 22 at 3:00 and 4:00 respectively at Santa Fe CIED, 530 W University Ave. Gainesville, FL. For more infor mation please contact Lauren Munoz at (352) 872-5904. 9/18 1tchg-BCT NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDI NANCE OF THE CITY COMMIS SION OF STARKE, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed Ordinance, whose title hereinafter appears, will be brought up for READING and ADOPTION Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the City Commission Meeting commenc ing at 7:00 p.m., at Starke City Hall, 209 North Thompson Street, Starke, Florida. A copy of said Ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, in Starke, Florida. On the dates above-mentioned, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to this proposed Ordinance. ORDINANCE NUMBER 2014-0714 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF STARKE, FLORIDA AMENDING SECTION 26-59 OF THE STARKE CODE OF ORDINANCES; MODI FYING REQUIREMENTS FOR LI CENSURE OF TATTOO ARTISTS AND RELATED ESTABLISHMENTS; REPEALING CONFLICTING ORDI NANCES; PROVIDING SEVERABIL ITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC TIVE DATE. 9/18 1tchg-BCT NOTICE OF A PROPOSED ORDI NANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HAMPTON, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed ordinance, whose title here inafter appears, will be brought up for reading and adoption on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Hampton City Hall, 5784 Navarre Ave., Hampton, FL. A copy of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at Hampton City Hall, 5784 Navarre Ave., Hampton, FL, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, TU-FR. All interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to this proposed ordinance. ORDINANCE NO: 2014-2 FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COM PANY, ITS SUCCESSORS AND AS SIGNS, AN ELECTRIC FRANCHISE, IMPOSING PROVISIONS AND CON DITIONS RELATING THERETO, PROVIDING FOR MONTHLY PAY MENTS TO THE CITY OF HAMP TON, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EF FECTIVE DATE. 9/18 2tchg 9/25-BCT Legals HOURS B Y APPOINTMENT ONLY www.communitystatebank-fl.com Come worship with usSTARKE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCHChurch Saturday 11:00 a.m. School Saturday 10:00 a.m.1649 W. Madison St. Starke, FL Where today meets tomorrow TO ANNOUNCE YOUR CHURCH EVENT, MAIL PERTINENT INFORMATION, TYPED OR PRINTED LEGIBLY, TO: BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH P.O. Drawer A, Starke, FL 32091 Life Groups 9:30 AMMorning Worship 10:30 AMMid-week Refuel 7:00 PM904-964-8835 School On Sept. 9, the BMS Hurricanes hosted Keystone Heights Indians. On the opening kickoff, #4 James Martin, ran the ball back 100 yards for a touchdown. Photo by Patricia Cook. The BMS defense allowed zero points on the board for Keystone Heights, defeating the Indians 36-0. Photo by Patricia Cook. BMS cheerleaders include (front) Nya Sylvester, Lydia Cooksey, Addison Andrews, Madison Bennett, Brooklyn Wiggins, Albany Mosley, (back) Kaylee Tabot, Samantha Hopkins, Taylor Jones, Bailee Shephard, Jade Jones, Hanna Alford, Charli Morrow, Maya Farmer, Meghan Harris and Taylor Casey. Not pictured: Camee Morrow and Jordan Marshall. BMS band members, including Hannah Thompson, Amanda Young, Taylor Moore, Kinlee Lee, Claire Wells and Savannah Hocter, help raise spirits at the pep rally prior to the game.
6A Bradford County Telegraph Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 his name. When Chandler asked point blank who stopped the work, Riddick exchanged glances with the county attorney and said he wasnt going lie. He said he would tell the board straight up. Sellars sarcastically said, We appreciate you not lying to us, before more seriously stating, Obviously youre trying to hide something. Im not trying to hide something, Im just trying not to bring people into this situation, Riddick said. Bottom line is, some people made some calls to Rep. Van Zant. He was out there this morning and put a stop on the entire project. When Van Zants name came up, Lewis wanted to know what the representative has against the city of Hampton, referring to the state audit Van Zant triggered and everything that has happened since. Why didnt Rep. Van Zant contact this board first? Chandler wanted to know. I dont even like the sound of that. The one thing we have to understand is that local government should be the ones that make decisions on local things, not him. If the local government doesnt take care of their counties, the state dang sure aint, Lewis said. We never should have been put in this position because he should have referred it back to the county commission, Chandler said. Exactly, Sellars agreed. Riddick said Van Zant did not know about the emergency meeting and vote on the letter of support to FDOT. He said he spoke back and forth with Van Zant by phone all day, but was unsuccessful in restarting the project. Once the whole story was told, heat on Riddick from the board disappeared. I think you did the right thing, and I dont think you need to be put on trial up here, Commissioner Doyle Thomas said. The board voted 5-0 to send the letter, which County Manager Brad Carter revealed was actually destined for Van Zants office, with a copy sent to FDOT. Id like to know if he overrode his authority, said Chandler said of Van Zant. I dont believe that he had the power to go stop a project like that. Prom ote Service Business with a TOOT YOUR OWN HORN! Email your med-to-hi-resolution digital photo (150dpi+) & ad text to: b y 5pm Monday OR bring it to:B r adford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor( 9 04) 964-6305W e ll help you design your ad cash/check/credit cards accepted all for only /wk co vering Bradford, Union & Clay Counties a in o u r weekly community gi veaway paper: Stand out from the crowd Pr omote YOUR Servicewith aClassified Photo A dA ctu al Size Ad Sample SIDEWALK Continued from 1A School who perished during the terrorist attacks of 2001. Transition Academy students are a part of the Bradford-Union Technical Center and are taught by Lisa Gault and Deanna Padgett. They were honored to take part in the memorial. Pictured (l-r) are Greer Gibson, RaShay Hampton, Daniel Baldwin, Nick Hernandez and Elisha Hamilton. FCAT perfection school board meeting, including Wendy Shi (math), Craig Akins (science), Jadie Clark (reading) and Hayden Knight (math). Michael Byrd, Andrew Hurst, Joseph Roberts and Maggie Shi also earned perfect scores on FCAT math. Tyler Groves was recognized for his performance on FCAT reading. 4-H looking for leaders Bradford County 4-H has sent out the call for volunteers to lead local clubs, in particular in the areas of livestock and shooting sports. If youre interested, contact 904-966-6224 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See Freedom Summer at the library The Friends of the Library will be showing Freedom Summer: Mississippi 1964 on Sept. 22 and 23 starting at 6 p.m. in the Bradford County Library. This is a two-hour program that was shown on PBS this summer. They will watch one hour of the program each evening and then discuss the film. The Friends of the Library received a grant to show the Created Equal series and is looking for churches or other organizations who would like to host a film showing. The grant provides the film(s), suggested discussion guides and funding for some of the costs of the hosts. The other films in the series include The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, The Loving Story and The Freedom Riders. The Created Equal film set was made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Contact Paul Still at 904-3680291 or email@example.com for more information or to schedule a showing of one or all of the films in the series. Bradford Democrats meet Sept. 22 The Bradford County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Monday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. at the Capital City Bank Community Room. This is an hour later than usual in order to allow those who wish to attend the showing of Freedom Summer at the Bradford County Library. That movie begins at 6 p.m. Members will be discussing the upcoming election at the DEC meeting. All interested Democrats are invited as well as Democratic candidates and candidates in nonpartisan races. The Bradford DEC represents the Democratic voters of Bradford County. There are openings for committeemen or committeewomen in some precincts. For further information about being a precinct representative or about the DEC, contact DEC Chair Judy Becker at 904-782-3502 or visit www.bradford-democrats. org.
BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph-TimesMonitor Very few people get to live their lives making their dreams come true, but one Starke woman not only lived her dreams, she made a good living doing it. Kim Tenly Landry was born on March 1, 1959 on a farm on Bessent Road in Bradford County. Her parents first child, Sonny and Lane Tenly had no idea that their new baby daughter would grow up to be a world-famous horsewoman and a beloved member of the community. Sonny worked at NAS-JAX and also as an Air National Guard reservist part-time. He was a talented woodworker, making elaborate toys for Kim and her brother, Dale, including a rollercoaster in the yard and rolling airplane gravity cars. He was a great animal lover -perhaps the origin of Kims passion for animals who had a chimpanzee and other monkeys as pets until government regulations made owning primates difficult to impossible. Mom Lane was a full-time homemaker, who was very active in the Extension Homemakers Club and who has served on the Bradford-Union County Fair board for over 30 years. While not a great animal lover herself, she tolerated the parade of animals brought home over the years by Sonny and Kim, ranging from domestic strays to the unusual and the exotic. Dale was born two years after Kim and has many great memories of their growing up together. Sister Sonya, born a year later, was often left out of the mayhem which followed her older sister and brother. She usually ended up staying at home and doing all the things Kim didnt want to do, like dishes, homework, room cleaning, etc. She was always a tomboy, Dale said. She was a practical joker and was always challenging the boys in school. She could do everything they could do and usually do it better. One time I even caught her boxing with some boys and she was beating the tar out of them. She was a pretty good wrestler, too. She was always running wide open. No one could ever slow her down. There is an endless supply of Kim stories circulating the county, most of them heartwarming or just plain funny, but none that are mean-spirited. When they were growing up, Kim and Dale had a cable strung across the pond on their farm. In an early form of zip lining, they would ride across the pond on the cable. One Sunday, when everyone was ready for Sunday school, Kim made one of her famous challenges to Mark Chunky Reddish telling him to ride the cable across the pond, that he wouldnt get wet. But wet he ended up when the cable came loose and he slid into the water. Kim and Dale roamed all over the area around the family farm, swimming on DuPont property and simply exploring their world. Lane had a large dinner bell, the sound of which carried a good distance. The kids knew to come home whenever they heard it. The funny thing is, growing up, our mom knew absolutely everything we did what we got into, how it turned out, what the damage was, Dale said. Whatever we were up to, she knew it. It was kind of spooky, like she had some kind of sixth sense or something. From an early age, animals captivated Kim. Dale said she would drag home anything that would let her. Animals always adapted to Kim quickly, even the wild ones, Dale remembered. When she was young there were the usual dogs, as well as a pet pig. Later, when she started to travel, we never knew what she would bring home. She brought peacocks, ostriches, llamas, fainting goats and you name it. She only brought one thing home that dad wouldnt let her keep a skunk. She never brought home a camel, but if asked she will tell you it was close. Like many young girls, Kim was horse crazy from an early age. She would try and ride her fathers cattle in unwatched moments. When she was about four years old, Lane said she pulled a colt over to a shed and climbed up on it. Not long after that, she climbed up on the barn roof and slid down it to land on a horses back. Sonny rode on P.D. Reddishs sheriffs posse, along with Dr. Drew A.J. Berry. Sonny rode a big palomino horse that was a little on the rough side and required an experienced rider. After another member of the posse a young girl was injured trying to ride him, Sonny forbade Kim to ride the horse. Her greatuncle Roy Tenly gave her a chestnut gelding, named Roscoe, as her first horse and she fell in love with him instantly, although she will tell you she still rode the palomino a lot when her parents werent around. Having a horse made Kim even more of a tomboy and seems to have brought out the daredevil in her even more. She joined the Bradford County Riding Club and discovered barrel racing and it became a passion, which would shape the rest of her life. I liked it because it goes fast, Kim said with a crooked grin. It was fun. Kim was the first female president of the Bradford County Future Farmers of America (FFA). As a project, she and Sonny cleared a large piece of property, cutting trees and pulling stumps to make a pasture. Sonny put a landing strip for his small plane at the back of the field. Dad had a plane at Keystone Airport, but liked to fly it home sometimes, Dale remembered. He would buzz the field going in one direction to clear all the animals off the runway, then turn and land on the return trip. He would also buzz Mom when he was going to land the plane in Keystone so she would come and pick him up. This buzzing the field would eventually lead to the first of several major injuries Kim incurred working with horses. One day, while Kim was at work training a horse, her father buzzed the field as usual, but this time the nervous animal got badly spooked by the noise. Kim jumped off the horse, but it reared up and came down on her, hitting her in the forehead, face and body, and then stepped on her. A neighbor came to the grocery store to tell me what happened, Lane remembered. Another called rescue and held her up until they got there. Kim suffered a concussion, a crushed liver of which 65 percent had to be removed and a crushed spleen, which was removed completely. Kim excelled at FFA, showing that, as Dale said, she had no limitations. She went to the Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL PRICES AVAILABLESEPT 17 SEPT 23 $169 lb $199 lb $249$3499 9$149 Amazing quality. 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Editors note: Quotes in this story were taken from previously published stories. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Being a star of a TV show would seem like a dream come true, but Lawtey native Katelyn Sims has overcome a lot to turn that dream into a reality. Sims can be seen on History Channels Ax Men as part of the Dreadknots logging crew, something that doctors never wouldve envisioned earlier in Sims life. The 2009 Bradford High School graduate has cystic fibrosis and, according to doctors, was not supposed to live to see her early 20s. Yet Sims is still here and doing her part to help fight CF. The fight includes the sixth annual Bradford-Union Great Strides event, a 3-mile fundraising walk/ run that will take place Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at Shands Starke Regional Medical Center at 9 a.m. Registration is at 8 a.m. Sims was instrumental in helping to get the fundraiser started in Bradford County. She said she may not live long enough to see a cure for CF, but her efforts, hopefully, will help lead to a cure for others. She doesnt want children born with CF to have to endure the life she had to. They wont have to grow up with all of the hospital stays and doctors visits, Sims said. They can live a normal life. Sims was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 4, though that diagnosis did not come quick. In the two years prior to turning 4, she was taken to doctors 27 times. Sims mother, Leisa, knew something Air Force Reserve Airman Travis S. Defoe graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioArmy Pvt. Logan Morneau has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and Morneau graduates from basic at Fort Jackson 2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 D e p o s i t s a r e f e d e r a l l y i n s u r e d b y t h e N C U A a U S G o v e r n m e n t A g e n c y f o r u p t o $ 2 5 0 0 0 0 A n n u a l P e r c e n t a g e Y i e l d ( A P Y ) e f f e c t i v e 8 / 2 8 / 2 0 1 4 a n d s u b j e c t t o c h a n g e a t a n y t i m e 2 5 m o n t h A P R i s 1 5 0 % 3 6 0 p e n a l t y d a y s O f f e r e x p i r e s 9 / 3 0 / 1 4 (904) 964-1427 Air Force Airman Alexander L. Hankins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Hankins is the son of Teresa A. Woodall of Lake Butler. He is a 2013 graduate of Union County High School in Lake Butler. Justin Calvin Lindsey is graduating from Parris Island, South Carolina on Sept. 19, for the U.S. Marine Corp. Lindsey is a 2014 graduate of UCHS. He is 18 years old and would have graduated from boot camp on Sept. 5, but sustained a mild concussion during martial arts training. He is the son of John and Judith Lindsey of Lake Butler. Army Spc. Arric Detwiler has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, and physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map Logan Morneau Defoe graduates from basic at San AntonioLackland Detwiler graduates from basic at Fort Jackson Hankins graduates from basic at San AntonioLackland Lindsey set to graduate from Parris Island unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Morneau is the son of Deborah Gordon of Raiford and Robert Morneau of Hudson, New Hampshire. He is a 2014 graduate of Union County High School in Lake Butler. Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Defoe is the son of Ronald L. Defoe of Jacksonville and brother of Whitney M. Duggan of Starke. He is a 2014 graduate of Frank H Peterson Academies Of Technology in Jacksonville. reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field-training exercises. Detwiler is the son of Barbara and John Detwiler of Melrose, and brother of Aida Roman of Miramar. He is a 2000 graduate of McArthur High School in Hollywood. He earned a bachelors degree in 2009 from Florida International University. Constitution Week, an annual, national observance started by the Daughters of the American Revolution, is underway, having begun Sept. 17 and running through Sept. 23. The weeklong commemoration of Americas most important document is one of our countrys least known official observances. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those inalienable rights to every American. In 1955, the Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 1723 annually to be dedicated to the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by Congress and signed into Public Law #915 on Aug. 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The aims of the celebration are to emphasize citizens responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution, and preserving it for prosperity; inform the people the Constitution is the basis for Americas great heritage and the foundation for our way of life; and encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787. The United States functions as a republic under the Constitution, which is the oldest document still in active use that outlines the self-government of a people. This landmark idea that men had the inalienable right as individuals to be free and live their lives under their own governance was the impetus of the American Revolution. Today, the Constitution stands as an icon of freedom for people around the world. The Daughters of the American Revolution has served America for 124 years as its foremost cheerleader. In 1928, the Daughters began work on a building as a memorial to the Constitution. John Russell Pope, architect of the Jefferson Memorial, was commissioned to design the performing-arts center known as DAR Constitution Hall. Today, DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., is one of the only structures erected in tribute to the Constitution of the United States of America. Known as the largest womens patriotic lineage organization in the world, DAR has more than 177,000 members, with 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and in 13 other countries. DAR has long promoted patriotism through commemorative celebrations, memorials, scholarships and activities for children, and programs for new immigrants. For more information about DAR and the local Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter, please contact Konnie Beauregard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-475-1865. Local DAR chapter urges all to celebrate Constitution Week Katelyn Sims get her down, judging by these photos of her acting silly during a treatment. Help the Sept. 27 Great Strides fundraiser. 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FFA Nationals in Kansas City with teacher Greg Alvarez and was also a driving force in the organization under the leadership of the next teacher, Paul Hutchins. Other than her FFA activities, she showed little interest in the social side of high school, preferring instead to hurry home to Roscoe and her other animals. She was active in church, however, attending First Baptist Church of Starke where her father volunteered as a general handyman and driver of the church bus. Lane remembers some of Kims antics while attending. At the time Kim was a young teen, we had childrens church on the top floor of the church, Lane said. There was a big central auditorium with a number of small rooms around the edges where we had Sunday school classes. I asked Kim to watch the other kids while I ran an errand. When I got back she had simply shut all the kids who wouldnt cooperate with her in the small rooms. Lane remembered Kim in the church choir, where the members had long white robes as uniforms. Kim would jump on a Vespa moped that we had on the farm and ride to church, in her uniform with the robes flapping in the wind. She was always such a slap-happy kid who loved jokes, was totally fearless and who could do anything the boys could do. When she graduated, Kim went to work full-time at Gold Kist Farm and Service Center, better known today as Gold Key Farm & Western Store. Two years later, Dale joined the Air National Guard when he graduated, serving full time maintaining F-15 and F-16 aircraft. He was a member of the unit, which was first to fly with the East Germans when the wall came down. He made the military a career, then retired to civilian life and has recently opened a business in Starke. Little sister Sonya Baldree graduated from BHS a year after Dale and attended the University of Florida, where she earned a degree in elementary education. She taught for a while and now heads the library for both Starke and Southside elementaries. Kim was first hired at Gold Kist while she was still in high school. Owner John Smith remembers the day he met, and hired, her well. The BHS FFA came in, and as I remember, it was all boys except for Kim, Smith said. In those days, all the feed came in 100-pound sacks, so here go all these big, strapping boys snatching up bags and carrying them out. Well, Kim was never one to let a boy outdo her, so she just snatched a bag up herself and carried it out. I had some office jobs that needed done, things that we didnt like to do and kept putting off, and I thought it might be a good idea to have a girl around to do them who could also help out in the warehouse if we needed it, so I hired her. She was a good worker, so it was a foregone conclusion that the job would continue when she graduated. At Gold Kist, Kim indulged her penchant for practical jokes along with co-worker George Grant. Grant was about the same age as her father, but the two became fast friends and co-conspirators on an endless number of practical jokes. Smith said that over the years the jokes ran from mild to wild, but one sticks out among the many, probably because the joke was on him. I was known for always coming in a little late in the mornings, Smith said. One morning, Kim, George and Wayne Wall came in to open and found a big dead rattlesnake that a customer had left on the porch. They took it and coiled it up under my desk. When I came in they all looked kind of sheepish, so I was pretty sure they were up to something. I went on into my office and sat down at my desk. When I rolled the chair up to the desk, I felt something under my foot and looked down. There was the rattlesnake. I shoved the chair back real fast and half of me thought I must have been had. The other half of me knew I had been when I looked over to see three heads, stacked up in the door, watching the show. Revenge is sweet, however, and Smith enlisted Grant in a plan to turn the tables on crazy Kim, as he called her. Kim was always in a hurry, Smith recalled. She would rush out of here to get down to the fairgrounds to the riding club and would always end up coming back, either to get something he had forgotten or to get something someone needed. One night after she left, we rigged up an old raincoat with a broom for a head so that when she opened the door it would rush towards her. She came back and opened that door and the thing scared her so bad she slammed the door, ran and jumped in her truck and drove all the way back to the fairgrounds. Once she calmed down, she figured she ought to come back and lock the door, which she did. Smith said Kim was always a hard worker and a good employee. Smith said he was happy for her success, but he was sorry when she left to pursue her dream. Kims dream was barrel racing. When asked why, she said simply, They go fast. Kim began barrel racing at the Bradford Riding Club, but longed to ride on the professional womens rodeo circuit in the sport. She barrel raced in her spare time, taking off on weekends to race, then rushing home to work on Monday. A rider named Squeaky Larkins helped her get her start on the professional circuit. She rode primarily in the now defunct futurity division where colts four years of age and under compete in their first year of competition. This division ended with the 1993 season. Kim rode in events sanctioned by the Womens Professional Rodeo Association. She won every major futurity event. She was the first woman to top the U.S. futurity charts for three years in a row (1995, 1996 and 1997) and won a world championship in the event class. In 1989, Kim earned more than $90,000 from her riding and won the Florida Barrel Racing Associations championship. She continued to work at Gold Kist until the day in 1993 that she realized she had won more than $100,000 for the year and the season was not over. She decided to pursue riding and training horses full time and resigned from her job at Gold Kist after 18 years. According to the record books for that year, Kim won $61,044.90 in a little over 17 seconds as the 1993 futurity winner at Fort Smith, Arkansas, with event winnings of almost $72,000 and it was just the middle of June. In 1999, Kim was named as one of six million-dollar barrel racers, with a career total of $1,095,620. She appeared in every major magazine about barrel racing and the horse industry. When named to the list, Kim gave an interview where she summed up her career in a single sentence. Ive always had an obsession with horses since I was little and it was always a dream to do this and it came true for me, Kim said. She had begun training for other people in 1989. Since 1993 she has had 65 winning horses some hers, some belonging to other people. She also bred horses and designed her own line of saddles. Most of her work was done at her Clover Leaf Farm in Starke. No one knows how many miles Kim has logged over the years. She traveled almost every week during the rodeo season, as well as to workshops and other events. She always traveled alone, drinking numerous Mountain Dews and stopping by the roadside to nap when she needed it. She only took one precaution when she traveled if she won big, even though she was paid by check, she would always mail it home. Injuries are a part of working with horses and Kim was no exception. She suffered the usual bumps, cuts, scrapes and bruises. She only had two major injury events, however the one previously mentioned and an incident at the Bradford Riding Club in 1993. Kim was doing what she loved when she was thrown by the horse and then stomped by it. Her leg was badly broken and there were internal injuries with serious blood-loss issues. Kim went to intensive care and ended up with a metal rod in her leg. Bradford County residents donated 15 pints of blood to help save her. Kim is known all over the county for her energy, tenacity and her generosity. She is known as a person who will go out of her way to help someone. She is still well known nationally as well, and has many friends in the rodeo business. Along the way Kim was married twice and had two children. She first married Rodney Griffis and they had two children Dusty Griffis and Amanda Hardee. Kims second marriage, later in life, was to Paul Dale Landry. The horse life was more than either of the men bargained for, Lane said. Today, they are all good friends. Today, Dusty works for Gainesville Regional Utilities and Amanda owns her own hair salon Cuttin Up. Kim is especially well known for her work with children. Over the years, she has spent thousands of hours working with kids individually and at the riding club to help them achieve their dreams. She has taught everyone from local kids to the daughter of one of the governors of Louisiana. Kids came from all over the country to attend what they called Kims torture camp, most of them bunking at her house. Kim taught the daughters of local resident John Torode, a longtime friend and fellow horse lover. Torode said it all started when he and his family went to a rodeo in Green Cove Springs and his daughter, Megan, became fascinated with barrel racing and said that was what she wanted to do. Torode said he did what any parent in the county with an aspiring barrel racer did he took her to Kim. She started with Megan Torode when she was about 10 years old and then with her sister, Mary, a few years later. She worked with Megan three days a week, with John trailering her horse to Kims farm for the lessons, even letting Torode use her trailer until he bought one. Megan and Mary were successful on the rodeo circuit, with Megan winning state and world reserve championships and Mary winning one world championship and the reserve championship twice. Kim loved working with kids and she may be the best friend I ever had, Torode said. We kept some of her horses on our place when she had too many. When she quit heavy competition six or seven years ago, she developed a passion for turkey and deer hunting and would come out to our farm to hunt. According to Torode and other family and friends, Kim had started having severe migraines several years ago, which then developed into spells of vertigo. More recently, she began to have problems with her motor skills, such as difficulty getting off a horse. She was diagnosed with frontal-lobe dementia, a degenerative brain disorder. I feel like she has been robbed, said her brother, Dale. I looked it up on the Internet and it said that one of the causes may be head trauma earlier in life. Its just so sad. She had so much going for her and now its all going away and shes only 55. Kim has stopped training and breeding horses and only rides when with her friends at the riding club. She needs help getting the horse tacked up and getting off of it when the time comes, but once on board, she still runs the barrels just like the champion she is. 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Dan DiMarco and the team from the Freedom Outdoors group will be the guest speak ers at the Crosshorn Ministries meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. The guests will talk about bow hunting and archery among other 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 Saturday, Oct. 11 th at Bradford County Fair Grounds. Open at 10:00 am. Bring covered dished and family pictures to share. Please remind other family members of this event. There will be a reunion for the Mann and Parrish families on Saturday, Sept. 20 th at 11:00 am at the Lake Butler Church of Christ fellowship hall. Please bring covered dishes. Come and enjoy fellowship with family and friends. If you have any questions, call Carol Roberts at 386-496-2854 or contact her on Facebook. Letters email@example.com Dear Editor: When I sit and listen to the news of the day, I have asked myself, How much worse can it get? and I have to remind myself that Jesus tells us in the Holy Bible when you see these things, wars and rumors of wars this is only the beginning. So I guess it is only the tip of the iceberg that we are seeing. Man is building a new Tower of Bable. He is telling God, you have to rewrite the bible, you know God, this is the 21 st century! No, what was, what is, and what will be, the commandment of God, dont change, like the styles of the world do. The cry of the Jews in pastimes was How long, oh God, will you let this persecution of your people go on? Today we should ask ourselves, How long, oh God, will you let your commandments be trampled? The Bible tells us that on the day of Armageddon, the blood will be as high as a horses bridle, I believe that the tears of mankind will be a second to this event. It is the most important time in history, to pray, and ask Gods forgiveness for the sins we have committed against all of Heaven. 4,000 babies a day are thrown in a dumpster in America alone. The tears of Rachel are not being heard. Frank the Baker How much worse can it get? Its only the beginning Dear Editor: On September 10, 2014, the Lake Butler City Commission appointed Mr. Scott Cason as City Commissioner to fill the vacancy left by Mr. Jimmy Beasley. That is all the Union County Times saw fit to report. This is the rest of the story. On August 28, 2014, the City Commission discussed filling the vacancy. After discussion involving City Manager David Mecusker, City Attorney John Maines and the present Commissioners, Fred Sirmones, Lake Butler to be more open with the public Debra Browning and Annette Redman, it was decided there were four options. They could leave it vacant, have a special election, appoint the person of their choice by majority vote and/or solicit applicants and the Commissioners could vote on one of the applicants. It was decided to vote on which method to use at their next meeting on September 8, 2014, and proceed from there. On September 8, 2014, Mecusker, Maines, Sirmones, Redman, Browning and Commissioner Randy Jenkins were present. Discussion among the city officials revealed Mr. Vernon Dukes, Mr. Scott Cason, Mr. Ray Crawford and a Mr. Floyd had submitted themselves for consideration by the Commission. Jenkins stated the person who lost to Mr. Beasley should be considered. Mecusker claimed a special election would cost $5000.00. Discussion between the city officers and commissioners revealed they did not want to spend the money for a special election or leave it vacant. There never was a vote on which option to exercise. Browning threw Casons name up for vote. Redman immediately seconded it, Sirmones gave a yea and Jenkins gave a nay. My opinion is the city officers and commissioners failed to consider the will of the people and in selecting Mr. Cason, selected someone the people had voted out of office two years ago. Granted it was a close election, I think he lost by only thirty-four votes, but he lost! Additionally, Mecusker misrepresented the facts regarding cost of an election. According to the budget prepared by Mecusker, $3,750.00 was budgeted for the 2014 city election and only $2,709.00 was actually spent. Even if it took three months to fill the vacancy by election, the people would be represented by the person of their choice for 17 or 18 months instead of a commission perceived as being a stacked deck for 21 months. Also discussed at the September 8, 2014, was the proposed 2014 2015 city budget. The public raised the issue of the disparity between the salary and benefits of Mecusker and his counterpart in Starke currently called City Clerk. Mecuskers base salary is currently $89,500.00. His total benefit package is $120,295.00. Mecusker supervises 12 people and a budget worth a hair over 2 million dollars. Mecuskers counterpart in Starke made a salary of $55,000.00, plus benefits not coming close to $100,000.00, supervises 70 employees and is responsible for 17 million dollars. My comment to the commissioners was that Lake Butler is not getting much bang for its buck. Also addressed by the public was the city budget prepared by Mecusker not allotting money for the Recreation Department. Mecusker stated the Recreation Department had $40,000.00 on hand and had not picked up the $4,000.00 previously budgeted, therefore no more was appropriated. The fact is the Recreation Department has $25,000.00 on hand, usually waits till the last month of the budget year to pick their money up, and has a very productive program. On that note, at the City Commission and County Commission Interlocal Agreement Workshop on September 10, 2014, Mecusker told the County Commission money had been budgeted for the 4th of July. In fact, the proposed budget Mecusker has presented shows no money for the 4th of July, a celebration benefiting the citizens and businesses of Lake Butler. He is proud of his flagpole and should facilitate its backlighting on the 4th with an awesome display. Also a matter of contention at the September 8, 2014, meeting was the fact that the City of Lake Butler had entered into a secret settlement agreement with ex-employees of the city. Mr. John Shaw raised an interesting question. How can the City of Lake Butler, a public entity, enter into a secret agreement with city employees who are public officials and not reveal the costs and conditions of that settlement? My opinion is that Florida is an open records state and expenditures of city funds, conduct of city employees, conduct of city management and expenditures of money to make a complaint go away is of vital interest to the citizens. Mecusker argued that the settlement was reached by the citys insurer and attorneys. The citizens paid for the insurance and paid for one or more attorneys. That should be public record. If city management engaged in misconduct or questionable practices the citizens have a right to know. If the employees engaged in misconduct we have a right to know. Hiding behind the skirt of a nondisclosure agreement in public management/employee relations is a dangerous path. The citizens could very well be liable for damages in the future if Editors note: The following letter was sent to the WCJT program director. Dear Sir or Madam: I understand that PBS has broadcast a program which extols the virtues of four late-term abortionists. I wonderdid any of your coverage show the actual results of such an act? In other words, did you show exactly what a late-term abortion looks like? If not, why not? Surely you must realize that promoting someones actions without actually showing what they do is a blatant act of deception. Is the truth important to your operation? Or is the truth something that is best left of the floor of an editing room if it does not advance a particular agenda? Does your station exist to advance particular agendas, or is the truth your goal? This community deserves to know. Sincerely, Leonard C. Young PBS airing deception we still have the same city manager(s) making serious errors in judgment again. The ex-employees must have been free of wrongdoing, otherwise why pay them off? So much for government in the sunshine! Elected and appointed officials of the City Commission need to make a concerted effort to accurately report to the citizens of Lake Butler the business of the city. They need to insure they have an intimate working knowledge on matters upon which they cast a vote. It is easy to be lead astray by smooth talkers and claims of expertise. Jack Schenck Lake Butler The fourth annual Bradford Relay for Life car show returns Nov. 1 Crosshorn meeting to feature Freedom Outdoors topics. Admission is free, but you are encouraged to bring snacks, des serts and drinks. For more information on Crosshorn Ministries, an outdoors-themed ministry devoted to men and boys, visit crosshorn.org, or contact founder John Whitfield at john@ crosshorn.org or 352-468-3595. County Relay for Life Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show is set to take place Nov. 1 at the downtown Starke square from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Eight awards will be presented for car and truck entries, while five will presented to motorcycle entries. The event will also include food, music, fun for the kids and a yard sale. If you would like to be a vendor at the event, or want more information in regard to entering the show, please contact Mitchell Gunter at 904-966-1386 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Linda Lee at 904-966-3022. Socials Mann-Parrish family reunion is Sept. 20 Reunion for Browns, Clarks, Sassers is Oct. 11 www.facebook.com/BradfordTelegraph
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Contact: t Crime t The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union and Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Matthew Christopher Adams, 19, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 10 by Starke police for two charges of burglary, two charges of larceny and two charges of fraudillegal use of credit cards. According to the arrest report, Adams, 18-yearold Jerry Atteberry of Lawtey (arrested last week for credit card fraud and possession of drugs) and a 16-year-old from Keystone Heights stole a credit card and multiple items from various residences in the Starke area in the past several weeks. The credit card was used to make several purchases of gas at Walmart and a Kangaroo in Starke, eventually leading Starke police investigators to the three suspects. Items stolen from vehicles or residences included a Garmin GPS unit, a wallet with the credit cards, a Yeti ice cooler, fishing rods, sunglasses and a trolling motor. A warrant affidavit for additional charges of burglary, petit theft and grand theft have been forwarded from the Starke police to the State Attorneys Office against Atteberry and the juvenile from Keystone, according to the report. Bond was set at $51,000 for the current charges against Adams. He may be facing additional charges as the investigation continues into the thefts. Deon Deterrell Aldridge, 21, of Starke was arrested Sept. 11 by Starke police on a warrant for robberyby sudden snatching without a firearm or weapon. Bond was set at $25,000 for the charge. Rhonda Sue Alvarez, 42, of Starke was arrested Sept. 10 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Jason Christopher Andrews, 38, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 13 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Daniel Franklin Bennett, 46, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 15 by Bradford deputies for withholding child support, failure to appear and on an out-of-county warrant from Suwannee for failure to pay child support. Bond was set at $7,970 for the charges. Ronda Kimberly Bryant, 41, of Starke was arrested Sept. 11 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for felony batterysecond or subsequent offense. Bond was set at $25,000 for the charge. Willie Tyrell Coleman, 25, of Lawtey was arrested Sept. 9 by Bradford deputies for two charges of sexual assault against a minor. (See page 1A of the Bradford County Telegraph for complete details.) Bond was set at $250,000 for the charges. Benjamin Joe Cooper, 53, of Melrose was arrested Sept. 13 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaineintent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church and trafficking cocaine. According to the arrest report, deputies arrested Cooper at his residence in possession of 95 grams of cocaine. A search warrant conducted on his residence then turned up additional cocaine, drug paraphernalia and other manufacturing equipment. Bond was set at $100,000 for the charges. Megan Renee Crockett, 25, of Starke was arrested Sept. 9 by Starke police on an out-ofcounty warrant from Alachua for probation violation on original charge of reckless driving. No bond was allowed for the charge. John Dylan Currivan, 20, of Riverview was arrested Sept. 14 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for failing to register a vehicle and for possession of marijuana. During the stop, deputies also found over $3,300 in cash that was hit on for drugs by the drug K-9 when field tested. Bond was set at $35,000 for the charges. Stephanie Lashonda Goodman, 26, of Starke was arrested Sept. 11 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Christopher Lee Grace, 27, of Starke was arrested Sept. 9 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana. He was also issued a warning for driving with license suspended or revoked and improperly displaying a tag. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Daniel Ressie Griffis, 46, of Starke was arrested Sept. 13 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Griffis and his girlfriend were arguing and drinking when he punched her in the eye with his fist. She then grabbed a baseball bat, hit him in the head and then went into the bathroom to call the police. Griffis denied hitting the victim, saying she got the injury earlier in the evening from another female. He also denied being hit in the head by the baseball bat. The officer noted in the report that both Griffis and the victim were intoxicated at the time of the arrest. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. Terry Lynn Haynes, 52, of Hampton was arrested Sept. 14 by Bradford deputies for battery, criminal mischief property damage, obstructing justice and probation violation. According to the arrest report, deputies were called to a home in Hampton after a woman showed up there beating on the door and screaming for help. She told the homeowners her roommate, Haynes, had beaten her up and was following her. The victim was covered in red marks and bruises when the deputy arrived and seemed to be in a lot of pain, according to the report. She later told the deputy she had been asleep when Haynes entered her room and started cursing her and throwing things at her. Several minutes later, he started punching her and attempted to cover her nose and mouth so she couldnt breathe. The victim broke free, but Haynes grabbed her by the throat and started to choke her before she got free again. The victim said this went on for a while and that Haynes told her that she was no longer needed, and he was going to kill her. He also broke her cell phone during the attacks to prevent her from calling the law. The victim told the deputy Haynes finally lay on the bed and started to cry, so she ran out of the residence and down the street to the neighbors home, with Haynes giving chase, but not able to catch her in time to stop her. After speaking with the victim, the deputy was unable to locate Haynes in the area, but he was able to reach him by cell phone. Haynes refused to meet the deputy, saying he didnt want to go to jail. Several hours later, Haynes called the deputy back and met him at a store near Hampton, where he was arrested and transported to jail. No bond was allowed for the probation charge, while bond for the other charges was set at $111,500. Anthony Dandre Hendrieth, 19, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 12 by Bradford deputies for lewd and lascivious behavior on a minor. (See page 1A of the Bradford County Telegraph for complete details.) Bond was set at $100,000 for the charge. Tonia Latrelle Herndon, 44, of Jacksonville was arrested Sept. 15 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana and for possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charges. Christopher Ryan Isherwood, 32, of Ocala was arrested Sept. 11 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. Lajames Lewis Jamison, 26, of Starke was arrested Sept. 9 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $1,500 for the charge. Demetric Tefaro Johnson, 37, of Starke was arrested Sept. 11 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Caleb M. Koessler, 21, of Nashville, was arrested Sept. 11 by Starke police for a weapon offensethrowing a missile into a vehicle. According to the arrest report, a truck was traveling on U.S. 301 in Starke when Koessler stepped in the road in front of the Bradford Motel and threw a rock at the windshield of the truck. The occupants of the truck stopped, called police and followed Koessler to a room at the motel, waiting outside. The truck occupants said Koessler came out before police arrived and started to apologize for throwing the rock. When the officer arrived and questioned him, Koessler denied throwing the rock, saying he kicked a rock while walking down the sidewalk in front of the motel. He was arrested after the truck occupants positively identified him as the person that threw the rock, and bond was set at $7,500 for the charge. Robert Joseph Gacioch, 27, of Starke was arrested Aug. 31 by Bradford deputies for probation violation from a 2012 arrest. Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union Correction Autumn Lafferty, 33, of Starke was arrested Sept. 11 by Starke police for two charges of battery and for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report Lafferty, who was intoxicated, was causing a disturbance at Whispering Oaks Apartments, where she lives. Her boyfriend tried to calm her down and get her to go back to her apartment, but she became angry and started hitting him in the face several times before others stepped in and pulled her away. When police arrived, another man in the complex eventually told police that before the hitting incident, Laffertyapparently intoxicated at that time, toohad passed him and another person in a hallway and had grabbed the man in his crotch as she walked by. She was arrested, and bond was set at $30,000 for the charges. Calvin William Lane, 22, of Starke was arrested Sept. 9 by Bradford deputies for lewd and lascivious behavior on a minor. (See page 1A of the Bradford County Telegraph for complete details.) Bond was set at $50,000 for the charge. Cynthia Marie Lavery, 47, of Starke was arrested Sept. 14 by Lawtey police for driving under the influence and resisting an officer. Bond was set at $3,500 for the charges. Kim Theresa Miller, 50, of Jacksonville was arrested Sept. 15 by Lawtey police on an outof-county warrant. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Joshua P. Mitchell, 26, of Raiford was arrested Sept. 10 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Alfredo Crus Ortiz, 59, of Lawtey was arrested Sept. 14 by Lawtey police for two charges of resisting an officer. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charges. James Cody Sky Parker, 22, of Brooker was arrested Sept. 13 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence. Jeffrey Redding, 55, of Melrose was arrested Sept. 13 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine and possession of drug equipment. According to the arrest report, while conducting a search warrant at a residence in Melrose, deputies found a small bag of powder cocaine and a crack pipe near where Redding was sleeping. Bond was set at $40,000 for the charges. 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When you order from our site www.TheOfficeShopofStarke.com you are automatically registered to win Drawings will be weekly until November 21stThe Final Drawing will be the FOR$50000 Go to www.TheOfficeShopofStarke.comClick Enter your account # for User Name AND Password, then click Browse to order your items When you have completed ordering, CLICK View My Cart and enter discount code for 10% OFF ALL ORDERSover $50 To be drawn & given away on November 28thYou Need Not Be Present to WinWinners are the person submitting the online order THE OFFICE SHOP110 W. CALL STREET STARKE, FL 32091904.964-5764www.TheOfficeShopofStarke.com The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union and Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Michael Anthony Stiers, 38, of Green Cove Springs was arrested Sept. 10 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for family offense interfering with custody of a minor. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. John William Tillman, 20, of Starke was arrested Sept. 10 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Harriet Crystal Waldron, 31, of Starke was arrested Sept. 13 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Kaley Brook Williams, 24, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 12 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Keystone/Melrose Antoni Ahrano, 71, of Melrose was arrested Sept. 12 by FHP troopers for DUI. Lacy Chapman, 26, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 12 by Clay deputies for domestic battery. Sarah Jane Marjorye Drawdy, 19, of Starke was arrested Sept. 10 by Putnam deputies for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Patricia Gradick, 61, of Melrose was arrested Sept. 11 by Clay deputies for trespassing. William James Martin, 59, of Melrose was arrested Sept. 10 by Putnam deputies for disorderly intoxication. Chadwick Richardson, 26, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 10 by Clay deputies for burglary. Carl Rowe, 32, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 11 by Clay deputies for a writ of attachment. Amanda Smith, 44, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 10 for inhaling or ingesting harmful chemicals. Cameron Yarborough, 24, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 10 by Clay deputies for failure to appear, sale and delivery of narcotics and improper exhibition of a firearm. Union Darius Terrell Corbitt, 23, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 8 by Union deputies for burglary and petit theft. According to the arrest report, Corbitt stole a cell phone during the night from a truck parked at a residence in Lake Butler. The next day, deputies called the phone and arranged a meeting, and when Corbitt showed up, he was arrested. On Sept. 11, Corbitt was arrested again on a warrant for selling opium or derivative within 1,000 feet of a public park and possession of drugs controlled substance without a prescription or marijuana over 20 grams. Bond was set at $60,000 for the warrant charges. Debra Craig, 26, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 10 by Union deputies for possession of drugscontrolled substance without a prescription, selling opium or derivative within 1,000 feet of a place of worship, public order crimeusing twoway device to facilitate a felony and smuggling contraband into a detention facility. According to the arrest report, Craig went to the Union County Jail to visit her husband, an inmate. When she approached the drink and snack machines before entering the jail, she was observed by a jail correctional officer throwing a bag into a nearby garbage can. When the bag was retrieved by deputies, seven Oxycodone pills, a pack of cigarettes and a cigar were found inside. Video from the jail clearly showed Craig throwing the bag in the trash, and recordings of earlier phone conversations between her and her husband outlined their planning for obtaining the contraband for him and another inmate at the jail. Craig was arrested and eventually transported to the Bradford County Jail. Renee Marie Eddy, 48, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 10 by Union deputies for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, Eddy pulled into the Hardees in Lake Butler and stumbled out of her van without shoes before going into the restaurant and staying in the bathroom for about 30 minutes until deputies talked her into coming out of a stall. She was intoxicated and still unsteady, and when asked if she planned to drive home, said she had other options, but wouldnt provide those to the deputies. She was arrested and transported to jail. Lawrence Collins Fogg Jr., 34, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 10 by Union deputies for cruelty toward a childintentional abuse of a child without great bodily harm. (See the A section of the Union County Times for complete details.) Desire Ann Golsner, 26, of High Springs was arrested Sept. 10 by Union deputies for failure to appear. Cornelius Davon Henderson, 23, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 10 by Union deputies for battery, child neglect and resisting an officer. According to the arrest report, Henderson got into a verbal argument with his girlfriend, then struck her several times in her face while she was holding their 1-year-old child. He then walked off, but returned moments later when the victim went to call 911, snatching the phone from her hand and hitting her in the face again. Henderson then left the residence, and minutes later deputies encountered him walking on Seventh Avenue in Lake Butler. As soon as the deputies stopped, Henderson started yelling that he hadnt done anything and refused to cooperate when asked to place his hands in front of him so they could search for any weapon. He had to be forcibly restrained and handcuffed during the arrest before being transported to the jail. Cody Charles Salanci, 23, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 10 by Union deputies for battery and trespassing. According to the arrest report, Salanci got into an argument with the mother of his two children and would not leave her home after being repeatedly asked to do so. At one point, he pushed her several times and still refused to leave. Law enforcement was called, and Salanci was arrested. Randy Scott Wethy Jr., 25, of Lake Butler was arrested Sept. 12 by Union deputies for aggravated assault and disturbing the peace. According to the arrest report, Wethy and his girlfriend went to a residence on 47 th Loop and got into an argument with several people outside the home. At some point, Wethy pulled a knife out and threatened someone with it. Wethy and his girlfriend eventually left, but they rode back by shortly and apparently fired a gun in the direction of the people still outside the home before going to a relatives home down the street. After several other witnesses not involved in the initial incident confirmed there was a gunshot, Wethy was arrested and transported to jail. t Crime t Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union SR-230 E (2 miles east of US-301)B anquet Hall Driving Range Check out our web pagewww .starkegolf.com M emberships Available E xcellent Driving RangeP ro Shop Gift CertificatesG olf Lessons by AppointmentP rofessionally Run Tournaments H ome of the Strawberry Invitational Li ke us on facebook
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford High Schools defense created five turnovers, but the Tornadoes were still outgained by almost 200 yards in a 27-7 road loss to Fort White on Sept. 12. The Tornadoes (0-3) trailed 14-7 at the half, thanks to a Don Jeffers interception that set up a 12-yard touchdown pass from Jacob Luke to Shawn Aaron. However, Bradford was held to approximately 50 yards in the second half, with only two of five second-half drives lasting more than three plays. Bradford didnt help itself with 16 penalties for 100 yards, which almost equaled the teams offensive output (approximately 111 yards). Fort White (2-1) seemed to be driving for the first score of the game early in the first quarter until Bradfords Carlton Hankerson recovered a fumble at his own 8-yard line. A short punt after three plays kept play on Bradfords side of the 50, but the Indians couldnt capitalize on the field position, turning the ball over on downs at the 30 when Jeffers tackled running back Cameron White for no gain on a fourth-and-4 play. The Indians didnt seem to be going anywhere on their next possession, facing a secondand-21 after a fumble. Jeffers, Jameaze McNeal and Chance Oody combined to tackle White for a 3-yard gain, but after Bradford was flagged for being offsides, Fort White turned a third-and-13 play into a 49-yard touchdown play on a pass from Demetric Jackson to Jabari Rivers at the 11:07 mark of the second quarter. Brandon Shrums PAT put the Indians up 7-0. After forcing the Tornadoes to Tornadoes 0-3 after 27-7 loss to Fort White BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Caleb Cox passed for two touchdowns, and Isaiah Johnson ran for three more, leading the Union County High School football team to a 41-0 win over Keystone Heights on Sept. 12 in Keystone. Cox passed for 219 yards and connected with five different receivers throughout the game. He found Franklin Williams on a 10-yard strike for the games first score with 4:13 remaining in the first quarter. Williams had three catches in the game for 70 yards and one touchdown. Another Cox throwa 17-yard completion to Zak Leeset up the touchdown pass to Williams, as did runs of 19 and 7 yards by Antwan Durn during the same drive. Tyler McDavid kicked the PAT, opening up a 7-0 Union County lead. The Tigers (3-0) started their next scoring drive on their own 36 with 11:05 left in the second quarter. Durn started the campaign with runs of 9 and 25 yards, taking the ball to the 30. Disaster nearly struck when Johnson fumbled, but the Tigers recovered the ball on the Keystone 25. On the next play, Johnson found paydirt. McDavids extra point took the score to 14-0. After Keystone (0-2) went three-and-out, Williams gave the Tigers the ball on the Union County 27 after an 8-yard punt return. Durn then broke several tackles, going for 36 yards. Johnson followed that up with a 17-yard gallop of his own, breaking free several times from the grasps of Keystone defenders. Cox then connected with Lee for 11 more yards, taking the ball to the Keystone 9. From there, Johnson ran for a second score. McDavid added the extra point, and Union County took a 21-0 lead into the half. To start the third quarter, Cox and company picked up where they left off. Durn and Johnson started off the second half with runs of 19 and 28 yards. Cox hit Lee for 4 yards, Khris Wimpy for 6 yards and Lee for 19 more to take the ball to the Keystone 6. From there, Johnson completed his hat trick, scoring Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B Owner: Linda BryantIn Business Since 1987 (Next to Bradford High School)Open MON-FRI 6:30am-6:00pm 964-4361 Lic. #30969 1. Anyone, except Telegraphemployees and their immediate family members, are welcome to enter. 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Lara Croft LAKE BUTLERLara Jean Shealy Croft, 40, of Lake Butler passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, with her family by her side. Mrs. Croft was born Sept. 19, 1973 in Gainesville to Carlton and Penny Rogers Shealy, and lived all her life in Lake Butler. She graduated from Union County High School and was a beautician. Mrs. Croft was a beautiful person inside and out, to know her was to love her. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was a member of Lulu Baptist Church. She is survived by: her loving husband, Travis Willie Croft of Lake Butler; her loving children, Chaton, Datein, and Case Croft all of Lake Butler; parents, Carlton and Penny Shealy of Lake Butler; two brothers, Carl (Karen) Shealy of Lake Butler and Kevin Shealy of Lake Butler; sister, Lisa (Tom) Bernardi of New Hampshire. Funeral Services for Mrs. Croft were held Sept. 13 at the First Christian Church in Lake Butler, with Bro. Hugh Dampier officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to In Memory of Lara Croft fund at Community State Bank, P.O. Box 158, Lake Butler, Fla. 32054. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler. 386-496-2008. Please sign the guestbook at archerfuneralhome. com PAID OBITUARY Merle Grider FERNANDINA BEACH Mr. Merle Buddy Grider, age 88, of Fernandina Beach, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at Riverwood Health & Rehab Center in Starke. Mr. Grider was born on April 7, 1926 in Frostproof to the late Rufus Haskell and Nancy (Eldridge) Grider. He attended the University of Florida for 3 years and graduated from the University of Indiana. Prior to retirement he worked as a lab technician for Container Corporation. Buddy attended St. Marks Episcopal Church in Starke and enjoyed photography. He was a Navy photographer while serving in World War II and was assigned to the Bikini Atoll and Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands for the Atomic experiments in 1945-1946. Preceding him in death was his sister Marjorie Grider Douville. Survivors are: brothers, Lloyd (Anna) Grider of Worthington Springs, Kenneth (Jackie) Grider of Starke; nieces, Cathy Grider of Monticello, and Nancy Grider of Gainesville; nephews, Dr. Bob Douville of Key West, Capt. Bill (Susie) Douville of South Lake Texas; great niece, Brianna Douville of South Lake, Texas. The family will receive friends at the Dewitt C. Jones Chapel in Starke on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with a memorial service beginning at 2 oclock. Elder Jimmie Thornton will officiate. Interment with the family present, will be at a later date in Crosby Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. www.jonesgallagherfh.com. 904964-6200 Milton Humphries, Jr. LAKE GENEVAMilton James Humphries, Jr., 66, of Lake Geneva died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at the Gainesville V.A. Hospital. He was born on April 22, 1948 in Jacksonville to the late Milton James and Agnes Kathleen (Hodges) Humphries and served in the United States Navy. He was a disabled veteran. He is survived by his daughter, Amanda Conlin of Louisa, Virginia. There are no scheduled services at this time. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Mae Major STARKEMae Frances Major, 69, of Starke died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at Windsor Manor in Starke with her family by her side. She was born in Raiford on Aug. 30, 1945 to the late James and Elizabeth Larry. She was preceded in death by: daughter, Coratter Scott Mabrey; sisters, Helen Singatary and Mary Lee Gaines; brothers, John T. Wallace, Rufuse, David James and Walter Larry. She is survived by: husband, Bobby Rat Major; daughters, Phyllis (James) Jackson, Valire (Fuggie) Bryant; sons, Eugene, Lee Kennedy, Raymond Mabrey all of St Petersburg, and Stacy Corbitt of Lake Butler; step daughters, Candy Wilson of Gainesville, Shaideria Allen of Lake Butler; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; Seven step grandchildren and one step greatgrandchild. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 2:00 pm at Little Rock Church in Lake Butler. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Willie McKinney Willie McKinney STARKE Willie Dub Blackson McKinney, age 87, of Starke passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Lake City with family by his side. He was born in Starke on March 8, 1927 to the late Willie McKinney and Ruby Strickland McKinney. Dub has been a lifelong resident of Bradford County. He started his first job at, Quigley & Davis Building Supply, at the age of 7, to help support his family. Dub worked there until he joined the United States Army in 1946. After he proudly served in the Army, Dub came back to Starke where he began working for Quigley & Davis Building Supply again as a Clerk and met the love of his life, Betty Jane Bradley. On Sept. 2, 1950, Dub and Betty were married and later had two children they loved dearly. After Dubs employment with Quigley & Davis Building Supply he worked at Starke Building Supply for many years. Following his employment with Starke Building Supply he became a clerk at Jackson Building Supply where he served for 22 years. Dub was a very talented and gifted man. He played many instruments, but had a passion for playing the violin. Dub used his musical gift by playing at many churches, weddings, and funerals. He was also a talented carpenter who could build or repair anything and he loved helping others with his carpentry skills. Dub remarried Betty in 2002 after 36 years of separation. Their love brought them together again for another 12 happy years. Dub was preceded in death by: his daughter, Carole Ann McKinney; his three brothers, Willie Blackson McKinney, Elton John McKinney, and Guy McKinney; and his three sisters, Lessie Kite, Essie Sapp, and Muriel McKinney. Dub is survived by: his loving wife of 28 years, Betty Jane McKinney of Starke; his son, William (Anita) McKinney of Graham; his ten grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Dubs Life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 11:00 am with military honors at Madison Street Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Jackson officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dubs name to Vystar Credit Union to assist his loving wife, Betty McKinney, with expenses. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit www. archietannerfuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY James Mullis, Jr. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS James Walter Mullis, Jr., 60, of Keystone Heights died at his home, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. He was born on Jan. 13, 1954 and served in the United State Marine Corps. He is survived by: daughters, Tameka Sanchez of Booneville, North Carolina and Anita Mullis of Virginia; one brother; two sisters; several grandchildren; and caregiver, Amber of Keystone Heights. There are no services scheduled. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Ena Sanders KEYSTONE HEIGHTSEna M. Hayes Sanders of Keystone Heights Aug. 20, 1937 Sept. 12, 2014. Ena is survived by: her three daughters, Helena Molnar of Surprise, Arizona, Hannah De La Pena of Lake Worth, with two grandchildren, Orlando and Jessica De Le Pena, Harrietta and Luciano Ceccarelli of North Miami Beach, with two grandchildren, Angela Ceccarelli with two great grandchildren, Giulia and Luca and grandson, Carlo Ceccarelli with one great-grandchild on the way. She is also survived by Michael and Velinda Roe and a granddaughter, Chelsey. Ena is a recent widow of husband, Jesse Stead Sanders, married the past eleven years. Ena was a member of St. William Catholic Church since moving to Keystone Heights in 2002 and is good friends with Father Mike Williams. She has served her church as Eucharistic Minister and been involved as a volunteer in many church activities including the Ladies Guild and the Diocesan Womens Deanery. Ena was born in Havana, Cuba to the late Jose Alvarez Puig and Ernestina Rodriguez Alvarez. She came to Florida where she met William E. Hayes, her first husband. They were married for 44 years before his death in 2001. For many years Ena was involved in real estate with the Miami Beach Board of Realtors. Services will be held at St. William Catholic Church in Keystone Heights on Friday, Sept. 26, at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at 1:00 pm in the family burial site at Kingsley Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2121 SW 16th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608. Rest in Peace Ena, Rest in Peace! PAID OBITUARY George Spires, II George Spires, II ORLANDOGeorge E. Spires, II, born Nov. 5, 1930, in Lake Butler, to parents Eurie and Mabel Spires, died peacefully, in the arms of his loving family on Wednesday, Sept. 3rd, 2014. George served in the US Air Force for 27 years retiring as Colonel. He served in England, Germany, Korea, Thailand, Italy and Vietnam. He was a member of the Rio Pinar Country Club, serving as President and was an avid golfer as well as a bridge and poker player. He was a member of St. Stephens Presbyterian Church. After retirement from the Air Force, he was co-owner of Castle Construction Co. Following his retirement from there, he and Shirley traveled all over the world and enjoyed many cruises with family. George was a role model for his grandchildren and a true friend and expert in helping friends with their computer skills. He is survived by: his loving wife of 61 years, Shirley Ann; and two sons, Mark (Pat) Spires of Naples, Stephen (Anne) Spires of Ocala; daughter, Cheryl (Kevin) Boylan of Orlando; four grandchildren, Rebecca (D.J.) Swanson of Debary, Stephanie Spires and Chelsea Spires of Ocala, and one grandson, Travis, of Ocala, and brother, James (Annette) Spires of Immokalee. Services were held on Sept. 6th at St. Stephens Presbyterian Church on Lake Underhill Rd. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice. Arrangements are handled by Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, 2811 Curry Ford Rd. 407-898-2561. PAID OBITUARY Robert Stephens Robert Stephens STARKE Robert Thomas Tom Stephens, 65, of Starke, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at his home. He was born in Jacksonville, son of the late W.H. Stephens and Grace Knowles Stephens Ohde. He resided in Starke for the past 4 years and prior to that he resided in Fruit Cove for 18 years. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Tom was an abstractor, owning and operating his own title company until his retirement. He loved fishing and making people laugh. He was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother. He is survived by: his wife, Pamela Stephens of Starke; daughter, TrayCi (Michael) Roberts of Marathon; son, Troy Stephens of Jacksonville; sisters, Va. Faye, Susie, and Marie Elaine; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 17 at St. Johns Family Funeral Home. Flowers are gratefully accepted or those wishing may make a contribution in his memory to the American Cancer Society. St. Johns Family Funeral Home in St. Augustine is in charge of arrangements. PAID OBITUARY Aileen Strickland KEYSTONE HEIGHTSAileen Strickland, 74, of Keystone Heights, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at Shands UF in Gainesville. She was born on Oct. 14, 1939 in Crescent City to the late Joe Brown and Elizabeth Alice (Massey) Jackson and was a homemaker. She was a long time resident of Keystone Heights. Her husband, David Strickland and great-granddaughter, Hailey Cheyanne preceded her in death. Survivors are: sons, David (Kat) Strickland of Keystone Heights and Jerry (Kimberly) Strickland of Fleming Island; sisters, Martha Simmons of Orange Park, Pearl Bennett of Interlachen, and Dot Campbell of St. George, Georgia; nine grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 18 at 11:00 a.m. at Lake Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Snell officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the service. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery West in Palatka. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Willie Warren Willie Warren RAIFORD Willie Cille Reeves Warren, 76, of Raiford died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Raiford. She was a member of Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church where she served as church secretary. She attended the local schools of Union County. She is survived by: her husband, Francis Warren of Raiford; daughter, Tammy W. Highland of Starke; sons, Cedric L. Warren of Starke, William D. Warren and Ivory C. Warren both of Lake Butler; sisters, Olla Mae Paige, Melba Reeves and Myrtis Reeves all of Raiford; brothers, Ellcano Reeves Sr. of Raiford, Arthur L. Reeves of Lake Butler; 16 grandchilden; and 11 greatgrandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 in the Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church in Raiford with Rev. Henry Ortiz Pastor conducting the services. Interment will be held in Five Sapplin Cemetery in Raiford. Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc of Starke. Viewing will be held on Friday, Sept. 19 at the Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church Family Hour 3:00-4:00 p.m. and Friends from 4:00-7;00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. 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was wrong with her daughter, who was constantly sick and constantly coughing, who wasnt developing and growing as she should. Doctors diagnosed such conditions as bronchitis, respiratory infection, flu and pneumonia, but medication for such conditionsthough having an initial impactdid nothing to make Sims well. It took just one visit to local advanced registered nurse practitioner Anne Perantoni to finally provide the answer as to what was wrong. In five minutes, Perantoni made note of Sims clubbing digitsthe spread of her fingers and toes due to a lack of oxygendeep chest cavity and protruding stomach. She suspected CF, which was later confirmed by a sweat test. (People with CF have an increased amount of salt in their sweat.) If you go by and look at her after shes been out in the sun for a half hour or so, you will see what appears to be sand on her forehead, Leisa Sims said. Its actually salt crystals. She sweats pure salt crystals. Her life has been one of hospital visits and stays for IV medication, breathing treatments and respiratory and physical therapy. She also makes unplanned visits to the hospital, such as the time she developed an MAI bacterial (non-tuberculosis mycobacterium) infection. Its very, very aggravating because you never know, Sims said about the timing of some of her illnesses and trips to the hospital. Not that shes let that bother her too much. She has been active throughout her life, whether its competing in numerous pageantsshe is the current Miss Tri County and has also been Bradford-Union Strawberry Queen and Miss Suwannee River Jamor entertaining TV audiences on Ax Men along with fellow crew members Capt. Clint Roberts and Dave the Kraken Stone. Once, Sims practiced for a pageant while she was in the hospital, finding a vacant room in which to work on her talent routine. In another instance, she had herself admitted to the hospital early for routine therapy so that she would not miss homecoming festivities at Bradford High School. She was a member of the homecoming court and also felt it was important to be part of the festivities since she was a captain of the cheerleading squad. I had 25 cheerleaders counting on me to be there, Sims said. I got put in the hospital the week before just so I could make it to homecoming. I had to go right back in after homecoming. All this despite two occasions in which doctors predicted she wouldnt live beyond the ages of 12 and 16. This girl has more heart than anybody Ive ever met in my life, said Sims Ax Men costar Stone. Perhaps thats why the Bradford-Union Great Strides event has been so successful year in and year outpeople are just inspired by Sims and how she handles having CF. Sims, though, had no doubts that her community would support the event. I had faith in the community, she said, but the turnout we have every year, the amount of dedication everybody puts in and all the different little things everybody does that they dont even have toits beyond what I thought it would be. To find out more about the event, make a donation or register to participate, please visit cff.org. Prior to Great Strides, there will be a clearance sale at Its Your Day Bridal and Formal Boutique in downtown Starke from Thursday, Sept. 18, through Saturday, Sept. 20, with 75 percent of the clearance-item sales going toward BradfordUnion Great Strides. On August 28th my husband of 45 years passed away after a courageous battle with failing health. Losing him has been one of the most difficult life events I have ever faced, but the outpouring of love, support, encouragement, and willingness to do whatever I need has been a major lifeline for me. The loss of my husband pales in comparison to every other loss in my life. No matter how prepared you think you are you arent just seeing someone eating a Parfait (his treat of choice) from McDonalds can bring me to tears. Im writing this to say to thanks to so many people and organizations that demonstrated their love not only during his life but in his death as well. First my thanks go to Moring Funeral Home for the dignity, support and beautiful way they handled every aspect of the arrangements and service. Next thanks to Dr. Farmer, Dr. Moore, David Golden and the Keystone United Methodist Church for allowing me to hold the service there and be a little irreverent by playing the Gator Fight Song. My next thanks goes to Sally Linton, President of the Keystone Heights Womans Club and the ladies both old and brand new members who set up the club, prepared food, cleaned up and countless other details to make the reception organized and beautiful. Also, special thanks to the KH Sportsmans Club and their members who sent food for the reception. I also want thank the Keystone Post Office, KH Jaycees, The Lake Region Kiwanis Club, The Clay County School District and such wonderful teachers (one group is having a brick placed in his honor at the Gator Walk he would be so proud). There were so many flowers, plants, cards (at least two feet high) food and drink sent to the house that I could never repay all the kindness that came our way. I read every card several times with so many warm notes and comments. Also, many people sent donations to our Clay County Gator Club to be used toward the Scholarship Fund for deserving Clay County students. Thank you to one unknown person who saw me as they went through the drive through at Johnnys and bought my lunch. I tried to find out who you were to thank you but our server said she didnt know. As we made our way to the Keystone Heights Cemetery via the golf course where on many occasions he teed off and sometimes became teed off, we were led by the dedicated members of the Bradford County Sheriffs Office. I watched as cars moved to the side of the road as a sign of respect and my heart was warmed. To each of you please know our family is grateful and have always been so proud of our community and their ability to rally around people in their time of need. You stood tall this time. I could never list everyone that brought hope to our family during this time of need, but please know I feel your spirit with me. A grateful..Tina Bullock Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B Call TODAY to schedule your appointment! A Special Thank You to Our Many Starke & Keystone Patients! 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Offer expires 10/31/14 OR Card of Thanks BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph-TimesMonitor After nine months on the bench, Bradford Countys placeholder judge has had time to get used to the area and to exercise his creativity in sentencingtrying to make a point to offenders as well as punishing them. Richard B. Davis was appointed to finish out the term left vacant by the passing of longtime County Judge Johnny Hobbs. He was selected from a pool of applicants, which included local attorneys as well as people from outside the area. Davis came out of retirement to accept the post and is quick to point out that he is here only on a temporary basis. His age would make it impossible for him to run for election to the position even should he desire to do so. He comes to the position with no agenda and a desire to make the system work in its corrective function, not just in its punitive purpose. He tries to find sentencing options which not only make the point of preventing recurrence of the crime, but that also can help the person in the process when possible. Many local residents have noticed the people standing on street corners holding signs saying, I stole from a local merchant. This is Davis doing. Years ago at St. Petersburg High School, I got caught trying to sneak in late, Davis said. It was my senior year, and the principal made me pick up trash all over the school property in plain sight of all of my friends. I wasnt late another time that year. I guess you could call it beneficial embarrassment. Davis said having to hold up a sign stating ones offense is a form of punishment which he hopes will serve as a tool to prevent recurrence of the crime by that individual and also influence the viewers, especially kids, from committing the crime for fear of embarrassment. There is not as much emphasis on values in many homes as there used to be, Davis said. There are many young people coming up today who really dont know what is or is not legal. The big stuff like murder they know, but not the lesser offenses. In response to this lack of information, one of the sentencing options open for Davis use is the requirement to attend a criminal cognition course, which explains the main point of laws in laymans terms. He may also use jail time, drug and substance evaluation and treatment and community service as part of an offenders sentence. The point is to correct behavior, not simply to punish it, Davis said. It is in his work with juvenile offenders where Davis can be the most effective in preventing recurrence of criminal behavior. Studies have shown that many juvenile offenders are poor readers, Davis said. The school of thought that has arisen from these studies is that if you improve the young persons reading skills, they become less likely to continue with inappropriate and criminal behavior. Davis can order tutoring in reading as part of a juvenile sentence, as well as an overall improvement of grades. He can require juvenile offenders to get eligible for a school sport and participate in it, or to join 4-H or FFA. Currently, he has one young offender who is interested in sports reading books on the subject and writing book reports on thembook reports to be turned into and read by the judge. Davis said he sees the practice of law as a service profession, not a money making one. He believes when one has become good enough to be made a judge at the county level, he has been given a chance to really help the community he serves. My job is to impose order in the community, Davis said, but never forget that the people coming before me are individuals with baggage and problems and situations in their lives. I try to make the punishment fit both the crime and the person who has committed it. Davis said he is happy to serve here and has found nothing but welcome and assistance by those he works with. The courthouse staff is amazing, Davis said. Everyone here and in the law enforcement community has been so helpful and welcoming. I love it here. Davis said his right hand is Judicial Assistant Diane Moore. Moore was trained by Hobbs and worked with him for seven years. Davis credits her with keeping things running after Hobbs death and helping to keep him straight while he learned his way around. This is truly a nice place to work, and I look forward to being here until my commission expires Jan. 3, 2017, Davis said. Then I will step aside for whomever the people of the county choose through the elective process, and I will return to retirement, but I will enjoy it here while it lasts. B. Davis is enjoying his time in Bradford placeholder judge, and relishes the opportunity to use his years and creativity in trying to make a difference in the community. Bradford judge: job is not to simply punish behavior STRIDES Continued from 2B
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Union Countys varsity volleyball team fell to 1-2 in District 7-1A after a 3-0 (2515, 25-17, 25-17) loss to Dixie County on Sept. 15 in Cross City. Kayla Andrews and Madelyn Kish each had seven kills for the Tigers (4-7), with Andrews adding 18 digs and Kish having seven. Kaylan Tucker had seven digs, while Madison Adams had six digs and nine assists. Devin Lewis had six digs, while Lilly Combs had seven assists. Unions first district loss occurred on Sept. 9, when host Newberry took a 3-0 (25-13, 25-7, 25-17) win. Andrews and Tucker each had seven kills, with Andrews adding 13 digs and Tucker adding six digs and three blocks. Combs and Kish each had four kills and five digs, while Combs also had 10 assists. Lewis had six service points, while Adams had five assists. On Sept. 12-13, the Tigers went 1-2 in a tournament at Bell High School, beginning play with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-18) win over Williston. Tucker had 14 kills, five service aces and two blocks, while Combs had 18 assists. Kish had five aces. The Tigers played two tournament games on Sept. 13, losing 3-1 (20-25, 25-21, 2520, 25-17) to Bronson and 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-15) to Pierson Taylor. In the match against Bronson, Andrews had 14 kills and 32 digs, while Combs and Kish each had 13 digs. Combs also had seven kills and 13 assists, while Kish had eight kills, two blocks, 10 points and four aces. Latia Jackson and Taylor Beatty had seven and five points, respectively, while Adams had six assists. In the loss to Taylor, Andrews had seven kills and 18 digs, while Kish had six kills and seven digs. Combs had five kills, seven digs and 11 assists, while Lewis had six points. The Sept. 11 issue of the Telegraph-Times-Monitor did not have the stats for the Tigers 3-0 win over Branford on Sept. 8. Kish and Tucker each had seven kills in that match, with Kish adding three blocks, eight points and four aces. Tucker also had two blocks, seven points and five aces. Combs had 12 points, seven aces, two blocks and nine assists, while Andrews had 10 points, six aces and nine digs. Lewis had nine points and six aces, while Brittney Manning had two blocks and six assists. Union, which played district opponent Williston this past Tuesday, will host Dixie County on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. The Tigers then travel to play Branford on Monday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Union falls to 1-2 in District 7 while Karen Clark had five aces. Kia Lane had 17 assists, while Hannah Jones and Alexis Shealey each had four digs. Prior to the Sept. 11 Keystone match, the Tornadoes picked up their first win in District 5-4A, defeating Fort White 3-0 (2511, 25-18, 25-22) on Sept. 9 in Starke. Davis had eight kills, while Jones and Rodgers each had six. Davis added five aces and four blocks, while Rodgers had four aces and four digs. Lane had eight assists, while Shealey had four digs. Bradford played district opponent Interlachen this past Tuesday and will host North Marion on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Sept. 23, the Tornadoes host district opponent Santa Fe at 6:30 p.m. The junior varsity Tornadoes play at 5 p.m. prior to each match and will also play in a tournament at Keystone on Saturday, Sept. 20. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer After playing Keystone Heights (see related story), the Bradford High School volleyball team suffered a 3-2 (25-16, 2516, 15-25, 21-25, 15-12) defeat to host West Nassau on Sept. 15 in Callahan. Nyasia Davis and Lainie Rodgers had 11 and 10 kills, respectively, for the Tornadoes (4-7). Rodgers also had six digs and seven service aces, BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights won three straight sets after dropping the opener, defeating visiting Bradford 3-1 (20-25, 25-15, 2521, 25-16) on Sept. 11 to improve to 2-0 in District 5-4A. Bradford, which is 1-1 in the district, took an early lead in the first set, with a service ace by Nyasia Davis making the score 5-2. The Tornadoes later scored four points with Kia Lane serving to go up 15-9. Miriah Maxwell had two kills late in the set to force side-outs for the Indians, who pulled to within 23-20. Bradfords Lainie Rodgers had a crucial kill to force a side-out, while Davis finished the set with a kill. Keystone led the entire way in the second set. Three straight pointsincluding an acewith Anna Wilkes serving put the Indians up 13-5. An ace by Abi Loose made the score 19-9, while four points with Jordan Jennings serving made it 24-12. Keystone closed it out when Bradford couldnt make a play on a spike by Hanna Crane. The Tornadoes led 13-12 in the third set after scoring four straight points with Rodgers serving. Davis had two of her 10 kills during the sequence, as well as one of her four blocks. It was 19-15 in Bradfords favor before the Indians scored five straight pointsincluding one on a kill by Maxwell with Wilkes serving. Keystone capped the comeback by scoring three straight points with Bailey Zinkel serving to close out the set with a 25-21 win. Keystone got off to a quick start in the fourth set, going up 6-2 with four straight points while Loose was serving. The Indians led 16-7 before Bradford scored consecutive points for the first time. An ace by Wilkes put the Indians up 22-13, while a kill by Crane made it 24-15. Loose ended the match with a kill. Maxwell led Keystone with 11 kills, while Crane had nine to go along with 17 assists. Wilkes had nine assists, while Shelby Skelly had two blocks. 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Rodgers shared Bradfords team-high in kills with Davis with 10. She and Alexis Shealey each had seven digs. Lane finished with 12 assists. The Indians (3-1 overall) played Oakleaf this past Tuesday and will travel to play Clay on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Keystone travels to play district opponent Interlachen at 6 p.m. Bradford falls to West Nassau 3-2 prepres to send the ball over the net.
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On the first play following the change of possession, Luke hit Aaron with a pass at about the 5-yard line, with Aaron bulling his way into the end zone from there. Jud Hicks added the PAT to make it 14-7 going into the half. Fort White opened the second half with a 14-play, 56-yard drive, but turned the ball over with a fumble on a fourth-and-2 play at the Bradford 4-yard line. The Indians Nick McClain recovered a Bradford fumble two plays later. That set White up for a 5-yard touchdown run and a 20-7 Fort White lead. White finished with approximately 100 yards, but it was backfield mate Donald Robinson who did the bulk of the work on the Indians next possession. Robinson got loose on a run of more than 20 yards before fumbling, but Fort White recovered at the Bradford 7. Blair Chapman scored on a run from there, with Shrums PAT capping the scoring at the 1:50 mark of the third quarter. The Indians did threaten to score again in the fourth quarter. Following a short punt, Robinson had a 13-yard run to set up first-and-goal at the 5. However, a pass by Jackson was tipped by Bradfords Xavien Jenkins before being intercepted by Hicks in the back of the end zone. Bradfords offense responded with its best drive of the game. Aundre Carter had a 7-yard run on first down, followed by a 13yard run by McNeal. Luke then scrambled for a 26-yard gain to the Fort White 34. Aside from the possession set up by Jeffers second-quarter interception, it was the only time the Tornadoes had been inside the Indians 40yard line. The Tornadoes couldnt keep the momentum going, though, with the Fort White defense making three tackles behind the line of scrimmage and Bradford getting penalized for holding. Luke and Carter led the Tornadoes in rushing with 39 and 30 yards, respectively. Luke also completed four passes for 32 yards, with Aaron catching two passes for 16 yards. Aaron also had two kickoff returns for 47 yards. Bradford opens District 4-4A play on Friday, Sept. 19, at the Villages at 7:30 p.m. The Buffalo are 2-1 after a 33-7 victory over Pierson Taylor on Sept. 12. They opened the season with a 17-7 loss to Belleview before rebounding with a 27-6 win over Brooksville Central. Last year, the Tornadoes defeated the Villages 25-8. with 9:28 left in the third quarter. McDavids PAT opened up a 28-0 Union County lead. Johnson rushed for 98 yards on 10 carries. Durn led the Tigers in rushing with 127 yards on 11 carries. The Tigers Alden McClellon cut short Keystones subsequent possession by intercepting a pass. Union County then marched from the 50-yard line to the Keystone 20. The Indian defenders then dropped Darian Robinson for a 10-yard loss, and Union County was flagged for holding on the following play. Two Cox incompletions left the Tigers with a fourth-and-30 from their own 40-yard-line. Eschewing the kicking alternatives, Union County head coach Ronny Pruitt called on Coxs arm once again, and the senior quarterback delivered, finding Lee for a 29-yard gain. The Keystone defense, though, corralled Lee 1 yard short of the first down, and the Indians took over on their own 11. However, on the following play, the Tiger defense recovered a Keystone Heights fumble, giving Union County the ball on the Indian 9. Cox then found Lee in the back of the end zone for Union Countys fifth touchdown. A holding penalty nullified the score, and pushed the Tigers back to the 14. Union County then ran the same play, with the same results, with Lee out-jumping two Keystone defenders to come down in the back of the end zone. McDavids extra point made the score 35-0 with 5:05 left in the third quarter. Lee ended the game with five receptions for 65 yards and one touchdown. On the following series, the Tiger defense denied Keystone a first down, forcing a punt. The Union County defense held Keystone to four first downs and 40 yards of total offense. The Tigers had 219 yards passing and 228 yards rushing for a total of 447. Following the Indian punt, Union County took over on its own 40 with 2:36 left in the third quarter. A Keystone unsportsmanlike conduct penalty took the ball to the Keystone 48, and from there, Cox hit Dairon Alexander for a 23-yard completion to the Keystone 25. On the next play, Robinson ran for the games final touchdown. McDavids extra-point attempt hit the crossbar and was no good, resulting in a 41-0 final score. After the game, Pruitt could running back eludes the grasp of Tyler Ricketts rushed for 98 yards and three touchdowns. Photo by Tonya Gibbs. ROLL Continued from 7B helps bring White player. Despite the was part of a Bradford defense that turnovers. BHS Continued from 7B Antwan Durn, who led all rushers with 127 yards, carries the ball for the Tigers. Photo by Tonya Gibbs. only cite minor deficiencies in his teams performance, like alignments. Keystone head coach Chuck Dickinson said that despite the final score, his team had opportunities to close the gap. However, penalties, dropped passes and other errors siphoned those chances away. Union County returns home Friday, Sept. 19, to play Interlachen at 7:30 p.m. The Rams (0-3) have been outscored 93-19 this season and are coming off of a 45-13 loss to Menendez. Keystone plays its first District 4-4A game on Sept. 19 when it hosts Umatilla at 7:30 p.m. The Bulldogs (1-2) are coming off of a 42-38 loss to Tavares.