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!"#$%&'(&%")&('*+"#&,' -.,/01,'.+'*%-""# BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Lawtey police worked with the Clay County Sheriff's Office to recover a stolen firearm that wound up in a retention pond at Lawtey Elementary School. Lawtey officer Michael Starling was called to the scene of a possible crime around 11 p.m. Dec. 4 by a fellow officer, Brian Jones. Jones was off duty at his residence when he saw a suspect, later identified as 46-year-old Alvin Jenkins of Lawtey, rummaging through a car in front of the Lawtey Baptist Church parsonage. The suspect was riding down Adams Street on a bicycle wearing dark clothes and an orange ski mask. Jones said he saw the man lay the bike on the side of the road, enter the yard and being looking through the vehicle. Starling responded to the area and saw a man on a bicycle who matched the description and who appeared to be in a hurry. The officer saw the suspect turn south onto the sidewalk along U.S. 301 next to Lawtey Elementary School. Starling stopped Jenkins at the Shell Station. Told he was being detained, Jenkins was taken via patrol car to the residence of the alleged crime where Jones was waiting. Jones identified Jenkins as the suspect he had seen earlier. Starling spoke to the residents and told them Jenkins was seen prowling around the residence and digging through the car. The car's owner confirmed that the contents had been scattered, that her ATM card had been tampered with and that a Taurus 9 mm handgun was missing from the center console. Weekly deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. Phone 904-964-6305 Fax 904-964-8628 Y M C K Y M C K USPS 062-700 Stark e, Florida Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 138 th Year 19 th Issue 75 CENTS The Sweetest S rawb "# ries his sid $ %& Heave Jenkins See GUN, 5A Clay County Dive Team members C. Garrison and C. Faircloth search a retention pond at Lawtey Elementary School to recover a stolen pistol. Photo courtesy of Lawtey Police Department. !"#$%&'($&#$!)#%"*$+,"(BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor A Starke man was killed in a Monday night crash in Alachua County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Twenty-five-year-old Austin Tison of Starke was a passenger in the vehicle that crashed at the intersection of County Road 225 and Northeast 199 th Lane. The driver, 21-year-old Austin Yarbrough of Melrose, was taken to UF Shands Hospital in critical condition. Yarbrough was driving on the north shoulder of C.R. 225 around 9:10 p.m. when the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta stuck a culvert and went airborne, colliding with a tree. The car overturned, landing on its roof. Tison was a pediatric nurse for Shands. He went to work for the hospital in June 2016 after graduating from Santa Fe College. FHP is investigating the cause of the accident. .-"#%($./",0'$"##)1#+'($#'2$345 Shands Starke Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of John Emery, MHA, as chief executive officer effective Jan. 8, 2018. Emery is currently Chief Operating Officer at Lower Keys Medical Center, a 167bed hospital in Key West, Florida. During his time there, he was instrumental in leading the hospital's renovation and construction projects and developing several new service lines. He also gained significant disaster preparedness and response experience this fall as the hospital maintained the safety of its patients and prepared the building to sustain and recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma. "John's tireless energy, dedication and extensive health care administrative background make him an excellent choice to lead our extraordinary team of professionals at Shands Starke Regional Medical Center," said Rhonda Sherrod, chief executive officer of Shands Market Hospitals. Emery has been an active member of the Key West community, participating in American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, representing the hospital in chamber of commerce events, and serving as a board member for United Way of the Florida Keys. Emery holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Florida at Gainesville and a masters of health administration from the University of Florida. For more information about Shands Starke Regional Medical Center visit John Emery Santa Claus came to Starke bringing with him temperatures that evoked the North Pole two hop. entry. For more from the parade, see inside. Confusion, anger after discovery of Cooper's body BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Confusion, shock and anger are among the emotions Lake Region residents expressed in reaction to the discovery of the body of Jordan Cooper, Saturday at her home off Brooklyn Bay Road in Keystone Heights. The 25-year-old went missing on Nov. 25. The Clay County Sheriff's Office and other agencies searched the area around Little Rain Lake Park before scaling back the search last week. On Saturday Sheriff Darryl Daniels announced deputies found a body in the missing woman's home. The remains were later identified as Cooper's. During a press briefing Saturday night, Daniels did not take questions, and only said a body had been discovered in the home, that the body had been concealed, and because of its positioning, investigators suspected foul play. Former Keystone Heights High School Principal Tina Bullock, who knew the victim when Cooper was a student at the school, said many community members are perplexed about the investigation into the woman's death. "People are confused about why we are not getting more information," she said. "Is there a need to be fearful? Is there a person out there we should be concerned about?" During its search for Cooper, the sheriff's office said it was withholding information about the case from the public to protect its investigation and out of respect for Cooper's family. Bullock added that she was surprised that the sheriff's office did not ask for volunteers while deputies were searching for Cooper in the woods around Little Rain Lake Park. "We're a small community," she said. "People would have turned out in droves for that." While searching the area around the park, the sheriff's office said it did not request volunteers to assist because additional people in the area would have hindered the work of tracking dogs investigators were using. Nick McLeod, who owns a barber shop on north S.R. 21 echoed the worries about community safety that Bullock expressed. "Of course, we should be concerned," he said. "Somebody killed her, didn't they?" McLeod said he has heard rumors about the investigation since the girl's disappearance last month: some believable, some outlandish. He also said many of his customers have expressed anger over the woman's death. Authorities said the 25-year-old victim had the mental capacity of a teenager. "It's bad enough that somebody would do that to anyone," McLeod said of the homicide. "But for someone to do that to a person with a disability makes you mad. People are ticked off." Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Sgt. Keith Smith said he understands that the community wants answers. "I get it," he said. "We do want to get the information out." He also said that if the sheriff thought a threat to the community


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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Mike Qualls received an early Christmas present one he hopes will bring joy to other families as well. Qualls, who lives in Starke, wrote a childrens book called O Little Christmas Tree, which is now available for purchase online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Its the culmination of an almost two-year process from when his story was first submitted to Faith Christian Publishing Inc. for consideration. It kind of makes Christmas more special, Qualls said. His copies of the book he was supposed to look over to make sure everything was OK arrived at just the right time, it seemed. Qualls was returning home the night of Nov. 24 after a playoff football game at Bradford High School, where he is the publicaddress announcer. He had just watched his Tornadoes lose to Raines. When he got home, a box was sitting on his porch. I felt like I had gotten kicked in the gut, the 1990 BHS graduate said. That game just took it out of me. Then, when I get home I didnt know what (the box) was. It was just sitting there in front of the door. I opened it and said, Well, look here. My goodness. That was the first time I had actually seen or held the book. It was pretty neat. O Little Christmas Tree tells the story of Little Tree, who feels neglected as he watches customers buy bigger trees with which to decorate their homes. The story has a happy ending, of course, for Little Tree, with the underlying message that God has a purpose for us all. Qualls said he feels its a message important in todays world, citing the fact that children whether through peer pressure or by watching TV, for example are basically told they have to meet certain ideals in order to be accepted, to be seen as cool. Little Tree, like any child, wants to be adored, Qualls said. Not every kid gets up in the morning and feels like theyre Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region SHANK PORTIONHAM BONELESS BEEFEYE O ROUNDROAST FRESH BONE-INSPLIT CHICKENBREAST LEAN & TENDERBEEF CUBESTEAK9999 9999PRICES GOOD DEC 13 DEC 19 PRICES GOOD DEC 13 DEC 19 LOCALLY AMERICAN LOCALLY AMERICAN $399 $399 ROMAINE HEARTS orGREEN ONIONSROMAINE HEARTS orGREEN ONIONS$299 $299 $399 $399RED DELICIOUSAPPLESRED DELICIOUSAPPLES9999 BIGGINSPOTATOESBIGGINSPOTATOESHALOSCLEMENTINESHALOSCLEMENTINES $299 $299EA EA EA 8LB BAG EA 3LB BAG 8LB BAG FRESHNAVELORANGES$399EA5 LB BAG BEEF CHUCKSHORTRIBSLB LB LB LB LB$499 $499 Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904)368-9188 $379 $379 SMOKEDCENTER CUTHAM STEAK MASHEDPOTATOES orMACARONI CHEESE PORKBACKRIBS SLICEDBACON$249 $249 $399 $399 $349 $349 OLD FASHIONEDSMOKED SAUSAGELB28 OZ PKGLB16 OZ PKG$399 $399 $399 $39916 OZ PKG $119HONEYSUCKLEBONE-INTURKEY BREASTLB $399HEAVY WESTERNBONELESS BEEF SIRLOINSTEAKFAM PAK 59BANQUETPOTPIESEA ASSORTED VARIETIES7 OZ PKG MILK MONDAY All Save-a-Lot Gallon Milk$299MILK MONDAY All Save-a-Lot Gallon Milk$299TASTY TUESDAY All Save-a-Lot Donuts$100TASTY TUESDAY All Save-a-Lot Donuts$100WYLWOOD WEDNESDAYCanned Corn, Green Beans French Style, Short Cut & No Salt Canned Vegetables3/$100WYLWOOD WEDNESDAYCanned Corn, Green Beans French Style, Short Cut & No Salt Canned Vegetables3/$100THIRSTY THURSDAY All Save-a-Lot 2 Liters50THIRSTY THURSDAY All Save-a-Lot 2 Liters50 FIRE IT UP FRIDAY Kindle Charcoal FIRE IT UP FRIDAY Kindle Charcoal 2 /$6 2 /$10 2 /$6 2 /$10 Limit 24 Cans Limit 24 Cans Limit 4 Gallons Limit 4 GallonsDECEMBER WEEK-DAY SPECIALS ALL MONTH LONG! DECEMBER WEEK-DAY SPECIALS ALL MONTH LONG!Limit 6 Bottles Limit 6 Bottles EALB Starke mans book is a Christmas present for all kids This Christmas is extra special for Mike Qualls, book, O Little Christmas Tree, is now available online via Amazon and Barnes and Noble. See BOOK, 8B The cover of O Little Christmas Tree, 20 years in the making and inspired by observing how shoppers bypassed smaller Christmas trees.


U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Jessica A. Grimaldo graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Grimaldo is the daughter of Ana N. Grimaldo of Keystone Heights. She graduated in 2015 from Keystone Heights Junior/ Senior High School and earned an associate degree in 2016 from Santa Fe College. Grimaldo graduates from Air Force basic Tom and Sheri Tyer of Callahan are proud to announce that their son, Tanner Jacob Tyer, will be graduating Friday, Dec. 15, from the University of Central Florida with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Health SciencesPre-Medical Track, Cum Laude. He is the grandson of Tommy and Frances Tyer of Starke and Sherwin and Barbara Carter of Keystone Heights. Tyer graduates from UCF 2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 PAID BY CSTFRemain AnonymousCALL TOLL FREE (8477) STOPP ERS Submit a TIP ON-LINE at: www. 90 DAYS SAME AS CASH FINANCINGWe Will Beat All Competitor Pricing SHEET VINYL AS LOW AS $.59 CARPET AS LOW AS $.69 SF VINYL PLANK AS LOW AS $.89 SF WOOD LOOK TILE AS LOW AS $1.29 SF 25% OFF ALL CARPET & VINYL REMENTSFloor & Home Over 40 years of SALES ~ SERVICE ~ INSTALLATION Happy 16th Birthday Gracie Dell Sullivan What a Blessing you are.Love, Mama, Daddy, Mamaw, Papaw, Papa & Granny Doctor Natasha R. Hines and Dahren D. Allen were united in marriage on Nov. 3 in Miami Beach. The bride is the daughter of Ophelia B. Hines of Starke and the late Nathaniel Mines. She is the granddaughter of the late Bishop D.L. and Gussie Bright of Lawtey. The bridegroom is the son of Glenda Allen of North Lauderdale and the late Fred Allen. He is the grandson of Myrtle Wright of Pompano Beach and the late David Wright. Natasha is a graduate of Bradford High School, Florida State University, Hofstra University and University of Phoenix. Dahren is a graduate of Blanche Ely High School, Florida A&M University and Florida State University. The couple will reside in Miami. Hines, Allen wed on Nov. 3 Dahren Allen and Natasha Hines Tanner Tyer Jessica Grimaldo U.S. Navy L.t. j.g. Joseph Bullington, a Lawtey native and Bradford High School graduate serving at Helicopter Training Squadron (HT-18), received his Wings of Gold during a winging ceremony on Dec. 15 at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton. Bullington, designated as an aviator, received his wings upon completion of flight school. Winging ceremony is the pinnacle of flight officer training, which lasts approximately a year and a half. The curriculum includes air navigation, pre-flight indoctrination and basic ground and engine systems. The rigorous curriculum forces pilots to retain vital flight operation information. Bullington receives Wings of Gold BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Need an assist in getting a job as a medical assistant? The Bradford-Union Technical Center can provide it. In its continuing role of helping students gain skills and become licensed and certified in a number of career fields, the center has added Medical Assisting to its Health Science program. It was offered for the first time last year, with all three students graduating, passing their national exams and then being hired to work in the field. Seven students are currently enrolled in this years program. Instructor Pam Harvey said the number of students has been small, but is hopeful that number will grow over time as more people realize the program is available. Its just getting the word out, she said. The 1,300-hour program, which consists of MondayThursday classes from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., prepares students for a career that is growing at a rate faster than the average of all occupations. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of medical assistant jobs was expected to increase by 29 percent by 2026. As of 2016, the number of jobs in that field was 634,400. The reason for that increase is explained on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website: The growth of the aging baby boomer population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administration and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients. In May 2016, the median pay for medical assistants was $31,540 per year ($15.17 per hour), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. So, what is a medical assistant? Medical assistants are trained in both clinical and administrative duties. Clinical duties include: B-U Technical Center gives students assist in Medical Assisting LEFT: Student Ashlyn Padgett (right) checks the pulse of instructor Pam Harvey in the Medical Assisting program at the BradfordUnion Technical Center. BELOW: Students Tonya Robbins (left) and Amber Garrett practice taking bloodpressure readings. See MEDICAL, 10B


Bradford Austin Michael Bruno, 19, of Gainesville was arrested Dec. 8 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. He was released without bond. Charles M. Chason, 44, of Jacksonville, was arrested Dec. 7 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. No bond was allowed. James Tyrone Davy, 44, of Starke was arrested Dec. 11 by Starke Police for three counts of possession of cocaine, three counts of selling cocaine and two counts of public order crimes. Bond was set at $330,000. Edward Allen Grover, 50, of Starke was arrested Dec. 7 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. No bond was set. Samuel Anthony Hinkle, 33, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 11 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. No bond has been set. Alvin Jenkins, 46, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 5 by Lawtey Police for fleeing/eluding police, possession of a weapon, burglary, larceny, resisting an officer, loitering and destroying evidence. Bond was set at $120,000. Linda Hudnall Johns, 51, of Starke was arrested Dec. 8 by Starke Police for contempt of court. Bond was set at $5,000. Jennifer Michele Kelley, 40, of Hampton was arrested Dec. 9 by Bradford deputies for battery. Bond was not set. Daniel Matthew Mastrollia, 30, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 9 by Bradford deputies for battery, larceny and possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $17,000. Theodore Monroe, 25, of Green Cove Springs was arrested Dec. 8 for destroying evidence. He was released without bond. Kenneth Grant Outlaw, 36, of Melrose was arrested by Bradford deputies for battery. He was released without bond. Tyler G. Peraino, 18, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 8 by Lawtey Police for resisting an officer. He was released without bond. William James Reed, 32, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 9 by Bradford deputies for a moving traffic violation and possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $4,000. Myra Lynn Roberts, 47, of Brooker was arrested Dec. 10 by Bradford deputies for larceny. She was released without bond. Jennifer Ann Sanders, 18, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 8 by Lawtey Police for aggresive assault with a weapon and two counts of resisting an officer. Bond was set for $10,000. Joshua Alex Sumner, 32, of Starke was arrested Dec. 5 by Starke Police for burglary and larceny. No bond was set. Kimberly Michelle Thomas, 32, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 8 by Bradford deputies for a probation violation. No bond was set. Heather Michelle Thornton, 40, of Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 8 by Starke Police for a moving traffic violation, possession of drugs and possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $7,000. Keystone/Melrose Ryan David Fritz, 41, was arrested Dec. 7 by Clay deputies in Melrose for a probation violation. Union Kristofferson Farmer, 18, of Lake City was arrested Dec. 10 by Union deputies for possession of marijuana. Allen Jones, 51, of Brooker was arrested Dec. 7 by Union deputies for obstructing justice/ retaliation against an inform-ant/ victim/witness without injury. No bond was set. Matthew Bryant Morgan, 31, of Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 7 by Union County deputies for cruelty toward a child/abuse without great harm. No bond has been set. Steven Richard Rollins, 50, of Lake Butler was arrested on Dec. 9 by Union Deputies for driving while license suspended, third or subsequent offense. No bond has been set. Phillip Anthony Washington, 15, of Raiford was arrested by Union deputies at the Union Juvenile Residential Facility for two counts of battery on juvenile detention staff. A witness reported that Washington struck one victim with a chair and then kicked another in the side while they were trying to restrain him. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANDr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain NEED RELIEF FROM:Call Dr. BerryServing the Area for more than29 YearsCall Dr. BerryServing the Area for more than29 Years 609 N. Orange St. Starke, FL 32091(904) 966-6768www.BUTC.eduDavid Harris Director Glenda Ruise CoordinatorSPRING CLASS SCHEDULE2016 Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. An Equal Opportunity center, without regard to race, creed, sex, or handicap. Approved for veteran training by the State Approving Agency. Base tuition ($2.88 per hour) plus applicable fees. Costs subject to change without notice.1 Financial Aid available to qualified students. Visit our website for more information and for TABE, TEAS, and GED test schedule.EVENING CLASSES EVENING CLASSES COMMUNITY EDUCATION COMMUNITY EDUCATION DAY CLASSES Course Instructor Registration Course Dates Day Hours Program Hours Adult General Education, GED, and Applied Academics Rudoi Call Now January 4th May 25, 2018 M F 9AM 12PM Vary Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Technician Rensberger Call Now January 4th May 25, 2018 M F 9AM 3:30PM 600 Automotive Service Technology (AST), AST 1, and AST 2 Rensberger Closed January 4th May 25, 2018 M F 9AM 3:30PM 1800, 750, 1050 Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts Crews Call Now January 4th May 25, 2018 M F M,T,W,F: 9AM 3:30PM R: 9AM 7:30PM 1200 Commercial Vehicle Driving A & B Abercrombie Call Now January 8th March 1, 2018 M R 7AM 5PM 320 & 150 Commercial Vehicle Driving A & B Abercrombie Call Now March 12 May 3, 2018 M R 7AM 5PM 320 & 150 Computer Systems and Information Technology Ledger Call Now January 4th May 25, 2018 M F 9AM 3:30PM 900 Cosmetology Kirkpatrick Call Now January 4th May 25, 2018 M F M,T,W,F: 9AM 3:30PM R: 9AM 7:30PM 1200 Diesel Maintenance Technician Rensberger Call Now January 4th May 25, 2018 M F 9AM 3:30PM 600 Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Pusateri Course In Progress. Visit for 2018 application. M R M & T: 8AM 4:30PM W & R: 7AM 5PM 1350 Medical Assisting Harvey Course In Progress. Visit for 2018 application. M R 8AM 4:30PM 1300 Welding Technology Geiger Call Now January 4th May 25, 2018 M F 9AM 3:30PM 1050 Welding Technology, Advanced Geiger Call Now January 4th May 25, 2018 M F 9AM 3:30PM 750 EVENING CLASSES Adult General Education, GED, and Applied Academics Rudoi January 4, 2018 January 4th May 25, 2018 M, T, R 6PM 9PM Vary Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Pusateri Course In Progress. Visit for 2018 application. M R 5PM 10PM 1350 Nursing Assistant Long Term Care Harvey January 8, 2018 January 8th May 1, 2018 M & T 5PM 9PM 120 COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES Hunter Education Call Mr. Davidson at (904) 813-0008 with course questions. Davidson Open Contact School R 6PM 9PM 3 Spinning (Indoor Cycling) Miller Open January 4th May 25, 2018 M & W 4PM 5PM Vary Spinning (Indoor Cycling) Bridgman Open January 4th May 25, 2018 T & R 5PM 6:20PM Vary Pilates/Yoga/Tai Chi Call Ben Bridgman at 904-509-2828 with questions. Bridgman Open January 4th May 25, 2018 T & R 6:30PM 7:15PM Vary Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. An Equal Opportunity center, without regard to race, creed, sex, or handicap. Approved for veteran training by the State Approving Agency. Base tuition ($2.88 per hour) plus applicable fees. Costs subject to change without notice. Financial Aid available to qualified students. Visit for more information and for TABE,TEAS, and GED test schedule. Lack of English language will not be a barrier to admissions. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to: Robert Turnipseed, Director of Human Resources, 501 W. Washington Street, Starke, FL 32091. 904-966-6810. 2017-2018 Lynn Nobles Director Brad Bishop Coordinator (904)966-6764 Joseph Allen Stathas, 59, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 6 by Clay deputies for attempted murder and aggravated domestic battery with a deadly weapon. According to an arrest report, the defendant and victim have lived together as boyfriend and girlfriend for three years. The victim told a deputy that during an argument, the defendant grabbed the victims mobile phone and went outside. The victim followed the man into the front yard, where she attempted to get her phone back. She said that during the struggle, the defendant struck her in the face with a closed fist several times. The offender than retrieved a handgun from the front, right pocket of his pants, wrote the officer, pointed the gun at the victim and fired one shot; however, the bullet did not strike the victim. The woman went to a neighbors house to call 911. Deputies later found the handgun in the defendants front, right pants pocket. Keystone man arrested for attempted murder Russel Allen Suco, 64 of Keystone heights was arrested Dec. 8 by Clay deputies for battery. According to an arrest report, the victim is the defendants daughter and the two live together as a family. The victim told a deputy that while she was getting a drink from the refrigerator, the defendant slammed her head against the appliance, busting her bottom lip and causing her to lose two front teeth. It should be noted, the deputy wrote in the arrest report, that (the victim) was highly intoxicated at the time of this report. The defendant told the officer that while his daughter was attempting to get a beer from the refrigerator, he tried to close the icebox to prevent her from getting the drink. While doing so, the officer wrote of the defendants account, the victims head was still inside the fridge which resulted in the door hitting her head. Man arrested for battery with refrigerator Ryan Richard Moore, 33, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 9 by Clay deputies for battery. According to an arrest report, the victim had been married to the defendant for five years. However, the couple has been separated for four years. The victim said when she and a witness drove to the defendants home to pick up the separated couples daughter, the girl was wearing no shoes and a thin dress. She also claimed that when the defendant drove up to the residence with the girl, he got out of the vehicle with liquor and appeared intoxicated. The victim stated she became upset because the defendant was drinking and driving, and the two began to argue, a deputy wrote in a report. Later, according to the victim, the defendant demanded that the child remain with him and the dispute escalated, while the couple was at the bottom of the defendants staircase. She added that after declaring that she was taking the child, the defendant approached her in an aggressive manner. The victim stated she picked up a machete that was located by the wall next to the stairs and told the defendant to stay away from her, the officer wrote. The defendant charged the victim and pushed her to the ground. While on the ground, the defendant pulled the victims hair and punched the victim on the back of her head several times. The victim said she then got up and left the home with her daughter and the witness. The defendant claimed he was defending himself after the victim cut him with a machete, which she retrieved from a shelf over the kitchen sink. However, the deputy noted that the shelf was too high for the victim to reach, and the scratch on the defendants arm was not consistent with being cut by a machete. Woman says she had to use machete to defend herself t ARRESTS t


4B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 Ages 15 18 Name: _____________________________ Age: _______________________________ Phone #: ___________________________ Ages 9 14 Name: _____________________________ Age: _______________________________ Phone #: ___________________________ Ages 5-8 Name: _____________________________ Age: _______________________________ Phone #: ___________________________ Coloring Contest$25 Visa Gift Card for each age group Ages 5 18 | One entry per person/ One winner per household | Child and parent must claim prize | Deadline 12-15-17 | Winner announced on 12-18-17 | Drop off at Telegraph office 131 W. Call Street Starke, FL 32091 Like us on FacebookBradford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It wasnt much of a challenge, but it was still a game the Bradford High School boys basketball team had to take seriously. Five players reached double figures, with another four right on the cusp of doing so, as the Tornadoes routed visiting Pierson Taylor 109-42 on Dec. 8 to improve to 3-0 in District 4-5A. Bradford (3-1) is the only area team boys or girls with a winning record right now. Theyre also the only area team with an undefeated district record. Thats definitely the most important piece right now, Bradford head coach Adrian Chandler said. During the regular season, take care of your district matchups. The Tornadoes scored more points in the first quarter than Taylor finished with for the game. Taz Curry and Chris Cummings scored 13 and 10 points, respectively, in the first quarter, which also featured nine points from Jordan Lee and eight points from Tavien Young. Those would be the final point totals for those four players. Matthew Crawford scored 12 points in the second quarter and 11 in the fourth quarter to finish with a game-high 25. He did a good job of creating opportunities for teammates in the third quarter, rebounding his own miss and feeding Tarrin Jackson for a basket, while his drive to the basket set up another score by Jcobi Harris. Crawford then had a hot start in the fourth quarter, successfully driving to the basket for three scores, while setting up another with a steal. Harris, Jackson and Dequan Hankerson all had scores off their own rebounds as Bradford never slowed, regardless of who was in the game. Harris and Jackson finished with 12 and 10 points, respectively, while Jordan Hill had nine. Hankerson added eight points, with D.J. Mackey and Jaleen Lane chipping in three and two, respectively. Crawford and Lee each had six assists, while Hill had five. Harris grabbed 10 rebounds, while Cummings had five steals. Crawford, Lee and Mackey each had four steals. Bradford opened district play with an 82-43 win over Keystone Heights on Dec. 5 in Starke. The Indians trailed by just five entering the second quarter, thanks to Eddie Thomas seven points, but Bradford began pulling away in the second quarter, getting eight points from Curry and outscoring Keystone 19-8 to take a 36-20 halftime lead. Lee reached double figures in the first half and finished with 17 points, which left him one point shy of team leader Cummings, Tornadoes defeat Taylor 109-42, off to 3-0 start in district Matthew Crawford pulls up for short jumper in the scored a game-high 25 points. Tarrin Jackson works himself into position for a shot after grabbing a rebound. See BHS, 6B


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sack for a 5-yard loss. Dukes had one solo tackle and two assists in each of West Floridas next two playoff games: a 17-14 win over West Georgia and a 28-21 win over West Alabama. To get to this Saturdays championship game, the Argonauts defeated Indiana University of Pennsylvania 2717. Dukes had three solo tackles. West Florida (11-3) is in its second year of football. 6B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 Gas piping BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Sophomore defensive lineman Austin Dukes, a 2014 Union County High School graduate, and his University of West Florida teammates will play for the Division II national championship, taking on Texas A&MCommerce on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 5 p.m. The game will air on ESPN2. Dukes, the son of Bruce and Kelly Dukes, has played in all 14 games this season, recording 13 solo tackles and 28 assists. He has four tackles for loss, two quarterback sacks, three quarterback hurries and one pass breakup. In the Argonauts first playoff game, Dukes recorded two solo tackles and three assists in a 31-0 win over Wingate. He had one UCHS grad Dukes to play in Division II football championship BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Alden McClellon, a 2015 Union County High School graduate, received secondteam All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference honors following his junior season at North Carolina Central University. The safety finished third on the team in tackles with 55 (34 solo), including 7.5 for loss, two sacks and two pass break-ups. McClellon recorded nine tackles (five solo) in a 60-7 loss to Duke on Sept. 2 and had eight tackles each in a 33-28 win over South Carolina State (Sept. 21) and a 24-17 win over Gardner-Webb (Oct. 14). He had six solo tackles and three tackles for loss against South Carolina State, while his four solo tackles against Gardner-Webb helped him finish as the teams leading tackler that game. For his career at NCCU, McClellon has 153 tackles (88 solo). Former Tiger McClellon earns AllMEAC honors who scored eight points in the third quarter and finished with 18. Crawford scored 11 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 13, while Curry and Young had 12 and 11 points, respectively. Mackey and Harris had four and three points, respectively, while Hill and Lane each had two. Lee and Cummings had eight and six assists, respectively, with Cummings also coming away with 11 steals. Harris led the team in rebounds with six. Keystones Thomas led all scorers with 22 points, while the Indians also got eight points from Sawyer Maxwell. Ray Kirtley had six points, while Marco Flores, Josh Pendergrast and Garrett Stanley each had two. Jarien Woodard added one point. On Dec. 7, the Tornadoes got 22 and 21 points from Curry and Cummings, respectively, and held off host team Interlachen for a 73-72 win. Lee and Cummings scored nine and eight points, respectively, in the first quarter as Bradford built a 23-9 lead. Eight points from Curry in the second quarter helped the Tornadoes go into halftime leading by 10, but the Rams outscored Bradford in the second half to make things interesting. Chandler praised his players for the way they handled Interlachens second-half run. He said the Tornadoes did a good job of slowing the ball on offense when they needed to, making good decisions on passing and picking their spots to score, while players did a good job of communicating on defense, making switches to help each other out. It definitely showed a lot of maturity and resilience late after God allowed us to get off to a good start, Chandler said. The coach said Bradford still has room to grow, but the 3-0 district start is beneficial for the players morale and confidence. Bradford plays two district games this week, traveling to Newberry on Thursday, Dec. 14, for a 7 p.m. game and then hosting Fort White on Saturday, Dec. 16, for a 7:30 p.m. game. BHS Continued from 4B BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Goalie Caleb Cushman made six saves as the Keystone Heights High School boys soccer team picked up its first District 5-2A win, defeating visiting Interlachen 2-0 on Dec. 5. Jay Payne scored a goal off a Landon Ricketts assist, while Matt White scored off a Payne assist. Keystone (4-4-2) then traveled to play P.K. Yonge on Dec. 11, with the teams playing to a scoreless tie. That put the Indians district record at 1-3-1. The Indians played district opponent Crescent City this past Tuesday and will host Fernandina Beach on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. Keystone travels to play Palatka on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:20 p.m. and then travels to play district opponent Fort White on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. A home match against Fort White, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 8, will now be played on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. Keystones junior varsity team played Crescent City this past Tuesday and plays at 4 p.m. prior to the varsity teams Dec. 15 Palatka match. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer The Bradford High School girls basketball team came up just short in improving to 3-0 in District 4-5A, losing to host Interlachen 32-30 on Dec. 7. Raynisha Hunter led the Tornadoes (2-4) with eight points, while Olyvia Griffin and Jahmya Henderson each had five points. Chloe Raab had four points, while Talia Brown and Regina Roberts each had three. Jade Baker and Dezirae Tabet each added one point. Baker also had four steals, while Sara Foster grabbed six rebounds. Bradford played Williston this past Tuesday and will travel to play district opponent Keystone Heights on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. The Tornadoes then host Baldwin on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. Junior varsity games will be played at 5:30 p.m. KHHS boys get 1st district soccer win Rams hand BHS girls 1st district hoops loss Alden McClellon (Photo by Kevin Dorsey/ North Carolina Central University Athletics)


Glenn Brannen Glenn Brannen LAKE CITYGlenn Brannen, 70, of Lake City, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at the Haven Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center in Lake City with his family by his side. He was born in Lake City to the late Cecil Wilson Brannen and Edith Margaret Thornton Brannen. Mr. Brannen was raised in Lake Butler and was a graduate of Union County High School, Class of 1965, where he lettered in track and football. He made his home in Lake City for the past 39 years and was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Lake City. Mr. Brannen worked for 27 years with Florida Gas, Florida Hydrocarbons (later becoming Enron) and also with the Florida Department of Corrections at Columbia Correctional Institution, retiring with 12 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, making walking canes, raising animals and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by: his loving Dachshund, Roxy. Survivors include his wife, Delores Box Brannen, Lake City; two daughters, Jackie (Steve) Rossiter, Ocala, and Christie (Chris) Graham, Lulu; four grandchildren, Kailee (Kyle) Markham, Lake Butler, Konnor Rossiter, Ocala, Natalie Graham and Maysen Graham, both of Lulu; uncle, Dewey (Norma) Thornton, Lake Butler; aunts, Melverna Bunny Addison, Gainesville, and June Thornton, Starke; brother-in law, A.C. Box (Johnnie Belle), Lake Butler; sistersin-law, Emogene Box and Josephine Addison, both of Lake Butler, Alief (Randall) Bryant, Glen St. Mary, and Durelle (Emory) Bailey, Lake City; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted on Dec. 13 at Southside Baptist Church with Dr. Fritz Fountain, Rev. Herman Hampton and Rev. Larry Sweat officiating. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Haven Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center or Southside Baptist Church Building Fund, Lake City. Arrangements were under the direction of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Please leave words of comfort for the family at www. PAID OBITUARY Carl Brumbaugh Carl Brumbaugh KEYSTONE HEIGHTSCarl R. Ray Brumbaugh entered into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Kindred North Florida Hospital. On Nov. 24, 1933, he was born to the late Carl and Beulah Brumbaugh in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ray grew up on a farm in Whitmore Lake and attended a one-room schoolhouse for eight years. Ray was quite young when he accepted Christ at Camp Fahola in Michigan. He graduated from Ann Arbor High School and was the state heavyweight wrestling champion in 1951. Ray attended Bob Jones University, where he met Lovelda Ellison and married her in 1954. He was a brilliant pitcher for fastpitch softball for many years. In 1960, Ray graduated from Toccoa Falls Bible College with a desire to work with young people. He applied for and was called to be the director of Lake Swan Camp in Melrose. Uncle Ray and Aunt Lovie served the Lord for 16 years at Lake Swan, leaving behind a legacy of hundreds, if not thousands, entering Christs kingdom in those days. He and Lovie also served 10 years with the Georgia Sheriffs Boys Ranch. Ray became well known throughout the area as a general contractor, being instrumental in constructing many homes and several churches in northeast Florida. In later years, Ray was unable to get out and loved to watch sermons on TV, plus the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He found great pleasure watching his grandson, Jimmy, coach football at several major universities. He was preceded in death by: his grandson, Todd Brumbaugh; and his sister, Nanci Hanlon. Ray is survived by: his loving wife of 63 years, Lovie; sons, Gary (Shelley) Brumbaugh, Greg (Kathy) Brumbaugh; daughters, Darla (James Yarborough), Dawn (James) Johnson; sisters, Arlene (Ed) Ayers, Gayle Aseltine, Janelle (Bob) Collins, Becky (Jack) Thompson; adopted sons, Paul (Beth) Pendleton, Buddy (Diane) DeGraff; nine grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two greatgreat-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews. Memorial services for Mr. Brumbaugh will be conducted by: Rev Frank Smith on Thursday, Dec 21, at 5 p.m. at Lake Sawn Camp in Melrose. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Following the service, dinner will be provided. The family would like to invite all to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making donations to Lake Swan Camp, 647 State Road 26, Melrose, FL, 32666. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Lake City. Please leave words of comfort for the family at www. PAID OBITUARY John Clark ALACHUA John William J.W. Clark, 89, of Alachua died on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. He was born in Bland to the late John Bryant and Minnie Lucille Clark. He spent most of his life in Alachua. He sold peanuts in Worthington Springs. He was preceded in death by: his wife of 57 years, Victoria Clark; children, Johnny Clark, David Clark, Kathy Ward and Jeanette Arnold; siblings, Tony Clark, Warren Clark and Gladys Clark. He is survived by: son, John William (Robin) Clark; daughter, Carol Clark; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were held at North Pleasant Grove Church on Dec. 13. Arrangements were under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. Wynell Dickens RAIFORD Wynell Nell Dickens, 83, of Raiford died on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. She was born in Sylvester, Georgia, to the late J.D. and Susie Terrell. She lived nearly all her life in Union County. She attended night school to earn her CNA certificate and worked as a sales representative. She attended Evergreen Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by: husband, Patrick Dickens Jr.; and son, Charles David Dickens. She is survived by: son, Patrick (Barbara) Dickens III; daughters, Sheila (Donnie) Jackson and Julie (Patrick) Berger; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Haven Hospice on Highway 90 in Lake City. Robert Glaab KEYSTONE HEIGHTSRobert E. Glaab, 79, of Keystone Heights died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at his home. He was born on Dec. 26, 1937, in Illinois to the late Samuel and Clara (Baine) Glaab. He served in the United States Army and, prior to retirement, worked for Ford Motor Company. Survivors are: his wife, Letha (Adams) Glaab of Keystone Heights; children, Kenneth Robinson of Keystone Heights, Marcy Wernig of Plainfield, Illinois, Dorothy Johnsen of Marshalltown, Iowa, Karla Mueller of Chatham, Illinois, and Dana Robinson of Cairo, Illinois; and sister, Joyce Griffin of Jacksonville. Also left behind are 16 grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren; and many other family members. Services have not been scheduled. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Francis Glisson Francis Glisson KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Francis Bo Glisson, 79, of Keystone Heights passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. He was born in DeLand on Jan. 22, 1938, to the late Hall and Dorothy Glisson. Bo retired from Bell South with 31 years of service. He was an avid NASCAR fan. He was preceded in death by: his parents; and loving sister, Diana (Roz) Beasley. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Frances (Coot) Black Glisson. He is also survived by two daughters, Kim (Bryan) Hudson, Kelly Glisson; stepson, Daniel (Tracie) Black; and grandsons, Denver and Bentley Hudson, and Austin Black. He also leaves a special sister-in-law, Teresa Mason; beloved cousins, Gail Eiler and Janice Wilder; ex-wife and mother of his two daughters, Diana McWilliams; and many close friends. There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. at AMVETS Post 86, where Bo was a lifetime member. The post is located at 6685 Brooklyn Bay Road in Keystone Heights. PAID OBITUARY Malcolm Hill Malcolm Hill STARKE Malcolm L. Hill passed away Monday, Dec. 11, at age 84. He is survived by: his wife, Edythe Robinson Hill; his children, Troxie (Mark) Schoenborn of Ocala, Mauriessa Hill and John (Julie) Hill, both of Gainesville, and Robin (Dennis) DiFranco of Huntsville, Alabama; and Edythes children, Cathy (John) Yax of Sarasota and and Mike (Amy) Robinson of Starke. They loved a combined 12 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren and counting. He was born in Greenwood and raised in south Gainesville. Malcolm served in the U.S. Army in Korea during that war with the 11th Combat Engineers, returned home and graduated from Florida State University and then went on to 31 years in the Florida Department of Corrections before retiring. Malcolm was well known locally for his interests and opinions and often wrote to the paper to express them. Malcolm was a past president of the Florida Peace Officers Association and an active member of the National Rifle Association. Locally, Malcolm especially enjoyed his association and interest with the youth 4-H and FFA groups. He was a life member of the VFW and current member of the Starke American Legion. An avid FSU fan, he made sure the world knew it. Malcolm wanted no memorial and has donated himself to medical research to see what good he can still do. His family and friends will celebrate his life in the near future. Malcolm also wished that all folks will support youth organizations in their area. He will be missed for all time. Go Noles! Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Starke. PAID OBITUARY Florence Osborn KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Florence Marie Osborn, 95, of Keystone Heights died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Starke. She was born in Crawford County, Ohio, on Sept. 18, 1922, to the late Thomas and Mary (Smith) Marsh. She had been a resident of Keystone Heights since 1989 and retired as a toy maker. She attended the Methodist churches in Melrose and Keystone Heights. Her husband of 20 years, William A. Osborn, preceded her in death, along with her daughter, Vera Wilharm, five sisters and one brother. She is survived by: daughters, Barbara Zeigler of Tennessee and Kae Zueleger of Arizona; stepson, Thomas W. (Mary) Osborn of Keystone Heights; sister, Shirley Barney of Ohio; and several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. The family will be having a private graveside service at Eliam Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 N.W. 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B Serving Families in North Florida since 1973 STARKE OFFICE OPEN 8:30 to 5:00 MON-FRIHwy 301 North, Starke 904-964-2010 (Next to Best Western) The areas largest supplier of Colored GraniteWhen Quality Counts, You Can Count On UsPrimary Location in Lake City at 561 NW Hilton Ave.Member of Better Business Bureau Monument Builders of North America Florida Monument BuildersFL Lic. # F037700 340 E. Walker Drive(SR 100)Keystone Heights P. 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A graveside service was held on Dec. 7 at Varnes Cemetery. Arrangements were under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. Mark Robbins STARKEMark Glenn Robbins, 62, of Starke died on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He was born in Independence, Kansas, on Feb. 18, 1955, to the late Lawrence Robbins and Pauline Stephens Robbins. He attended school in Kansas and joined the United States Air Force. Following his discharge from the military, he was an avionics technician. He relocated to Starke in 2012. He was a member of River of Life Church in Starke. He is survived by: companion, Ethel Storminger of Starke; stepchildren, Mark (Courtnie) Bassett of Naples, Joey (Chrissy) Bassett and Amy (Damien) Gagnon, both of Lake City; and three grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. at River of Life Church, with Pastor Brian Tillman officiating. Interment will follow at Crosby Lake Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday an hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Austin Tison Austin Tison BROOKER Austin David Tison, age 25, of Brooker passed away on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. He was born in Gainesville on July 4, 1992, to Robert A. Tison and Tammy Guthrie. Austin grew up in Bradford County and graduated from Bradford High School in 2011. Shortly after graduation, Austin attended Santa Fe College, where he earned his Associate of Science degree in Nursing. While attending nursing school, he enjoyed working as a pharmacy technician at Walgreens in Starke. He was currently employed at Shands at the University of Florida as a registered nurse in the Pediatric Oncology department. Austin had a passion for helping others and loved his career. He was due to graduate from West Florida College in a few months with his Bachelors in Nursing. When Austin wasnt working or studying for school, he enjoyed reading and going to the beach. He also enjoyed all theme parks, but especially loved Disney and Universal Studios. Most of all, Austin loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was preceded in death by: his paternal grandmother, Pamala Sue Tison; and his maternal grandparents, Preston Guthrie and Betty Jo Warren. Austin is survived by: his loving parents, Robert Andy Tison of Starke, and Tammy Guthrie Puckett of Hawthorne; his sister, Brittany Tison of Starke; his nephew, Braxon Smith; and his paternal grandfather, Harry W. and Sharon Tison. A Celebration of Austins Life will be held on Friday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Starke, with Pastor Scott Crook officiating. Interment will follow at Crosby Lake Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of Austins life to UF Health Shands Childrens Hospital, PO Box 100335, Gainesville, FL 32610. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Visit to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY James Walker James Walker MELROSE James Stanley Walker, 82, of Melrose, passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Windsor Manor, Starke. A native of Waycross, Georgia, he moved to Melrose in 1991 after living in Cocoa for 35 years. He was a retired manager of Southern Bell, member and former director of Lake Region Kiwanis Club and member of Keystone Heights United Methodist Church, Pioneer Club, American Legion, Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and Jaycees. He is survived by: his wife, Zolena Lewis Walker, a brother, Frank Walker, Liberty, North Carolina; and a sister, Margaret Ann Outlaw, Patterson, Georgia. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, at Keystone Heights United Methodist Church, Keystone Heights, with Rev. Jeff Tate and Dr. Tom Farmer officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the church. As a Naval veteran, he will have full military honors at 2 p.m. at Jacksonville National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lake Area Ministeries or E.T. York Hospice Care Center. His care has been entrusted to Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville. PAID OBITUARY James White KEYSTONE HEIGHTS James Edward J.E. White, 75, of Keystone Heights passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. J.E. proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He later worked as a master electrician and taught motor electrical engineering. He also owned several small businesses: laundry and dry-cleaning service, print shop and a small-engine shop. J.E. was an active member of the Moose Lodge and the Masonic Lodge. He was also an active Shriner. J.E. was preceded in death by: his father, Edward White; mother, Ruth White; son, Edward White; daughter, Fritzie Galpin; and grandson, Raimon James Stoppelbein. He leaves his beloved family to cherish his memory. J.E. White is survived by: his beloved wife, Rose Marie White; son, James (Rhonda) White Jr.; daughters, Catherine White, Kimberly (Al) Gonzalaz, Nancy Livenson, and Audrey Brake; one brother and three sisters, Rodger White, Patricia (Glen) Blackston, Deborah (Micheal) Penny and Cheryl (Alford) Fox; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held in honor of J.E. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Sardis Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. PAID OBITUARY perfect, he said. All of them are going to have that wish that they could be like this or look like that. This (story) is letting them all know that theyre special. Though Qualls submitted O Little Christmas Tree to Faith Christian Publishing in February 2016, the idea for the story was sparked almost 20 years ago when he was watering Christmas trees as part of his job at the old Scottys in Starke. Every day, hed see the smaller trees that no one seemed to give a second glance at. Id fluff them up and try to make them look better so you could sell them, Qualls said. The idea for the story remained in his head, but years later, as he was watering Christmas trees now working for Ace Hardware, it was ready to come out. Qualls said to himself, You know what? I need to put pen to paper on this idea and see what I can come up with. Trying to figure out how he would tell the story, developing it from that idea in his head, was the hardest part, Qualls said. After that, actually writing it seemed to come easy. In fact, writing provided a stimulus for more ideas that almost overwhelmed him. My ideas were coming quicker than I could write, Qualls said. I was like, OK. Let me take some notes here so I can remember that as we get to the end. Really, writing it wasnt that hard. It was just getting started and figuring out what story you wanted to tell and then what avenues you wanted to go down. The story, though, remained tucked away for years. Qualls didnt know what to do with it once he had it written. That changed one morning in February 2016. Qualls woke up to get ready to go to work. He turned the TV on and immediately heard the following on a Faith Christian Publishing commercial: Have you written a childrens Christian book? I stopped dead in my tracks, Qualls said. I was like, As a matter of fact, I do have a childrens Christian book. Qualls did some research on Faith Christian Publishing and read a couple of reviews of the company by authors. He liked what he read and admitted he was ready to run with it. It just opened the door, Qualls said. It gave me that avenue that I needed to put my book out there. Upon contacting Faith Christian Publishing, Qualls was told it would take two or three months for his story to be reviewed and a decision made on whether or not the company would publish it. By the third day, after I sent it to them, they were already contacting me, saying, Wow. We like it. That let me know I was on the right path, Qualls said. As part of his contract with Faith Christian Publishing, a video trailer for the book can be viewed on YouTube (search for O Little Christmas Tree by Mike Qualls). Ive never had anything on YouTube before, Qualls said. That is an absolute first right there. Could he one day have something on television? Qualls believes his story would work well just like another holiday staple. Weve watched A Charlie Brown Christmas for eons, Qualls said. How come we cant make a little television cartoon out of O Little Christmas Tree? One of his ideas became a book, so why not? I didnt think it could get this far, Qualls said, but it did. You never know. Now that hes a published author, could there be another book in the works? Ive already been toying with the idea, thinking about targeting Easter this time, Qualls said. For now, its all about Christmas, a special time for the Qualls family that just became even more special with the arrival of O Little Christmas Tree. Its just something we can all share as a family, Qualls said. BOOK Continued from 1B Watch the O Little Christmas Tree video trailer on YouTube


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taking medical histories, explaining treatment procedures, preparing patients for exams, assisting physicians during exams, collecting and preparing lab specimens, performing basic lab tests, instructing patients about medications and special diets, preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician, authorizing prescription refills as directed, drawing blood, taking electrocardiograms and removing sutures and changing dressings. Administrative duties include: using computer applications, answering phones, greeting patients, updating and filing medical records, coding and filling out insurance forms, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admissions and lab services, and handling correspondence, billing and bookkeeping. Harvey said medical assistants can work in doctors offices and clinics as well as in hospitals in certain areas. Most places hire them for the clinical area, Harvey said, but in a smaller office, like for a doctor or two who would just be independent doctors, they might do the whole office. Whether looking for a longterm career in the field or not, medical assisting can help students determine what career path in health theyd eventually like to take. Sometimes, they come in because they think they want to be in the medical field, but theyre not sure what they want to do, Harvey said. This is like a starting ground for some of them. Some of them will, of course, go on to be nurses and x-ray techs and whatever, but it gives them kind of an idea. Its a good place to be because you get kind of a sample of a lot, especially in the bigger clinics. Students focus on studying medical terminology, medical law and ethics and general health information as part of the Bradford-Union Technical Centers Medical Assisting program. Then they delve into the hands-on training, which most students would like to do from the get-go. Theyre eager to learn, Harvey said. All these, for most of them, are new skills. Theyve seen it on TV, or theyve seen it in the doctors office. Theyre like, Oh, I think I want to do that, but they dont realize youve got to learn this part before you do this part. As much as you like handson, you still have to have that knowledge behind it. Students learn such things as how to draw blood, do electrocardiograms, provide wound care and perform various lab tests. A computer program that comes with their textbooks gives them a taste of the administrative-type of work they could wind up doing. Its actually like a simulator of the computer program that the offices use, so they have practice putting in orders and information and demographics, Harvey said. Students get externship opportunities at Shands Starke Medical Group during the courses final 200 hours. Medical Assisting complements such programs at the Bradford-Union Technical Center as Practical Nursing, Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Commercial Vehicle Driving and Welding Technology, just to name a few. Its a way of better meeting the needs of students looking for career opportunities. I think its awesome, Harvey said. You have students that dont really know what they want in life. They havent made that decision of what they want to do. We have enough programs that can get their foot in the door. If youd like to know more about Medical Assisting, please call the Bradford-Union Technical Center at 904-9666764, or visit 10B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 2017 Audibel. All Rights Reserved. 12/17 FINANCING AVAILABLE We need 25 people with diculty hearing, especially in noisy situations, to evaluate the award winning, best-in-class features in hearing technology from Audibel We will perform thorough hearing consultations FREE of charge to ALL callers We will then choose qualied candidates for this program. Are you, or someone you know, struggling with hearing loss? WANTED: 45 People 25 r fntb 0% Interest for 12 MonthsDID YOU KNOW?Your BlueCross BlueShield and United Healthcare insurance may now cover up to $2,500 in hearing aids. Other insurances may have a hearing aid benet as well. Call us today for details! HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED HEARING HELP? DO YOU HAVE LESS THAN PERFECT CREDIT? At U.S. Hearing Solutions, we say YES when others say NO. We say YES!we make treating hearing loss aordable and hassle-free!FOR AS LOW AS $1 DOWN &$1 A DAY A portion of all proceeds will be donated to The Make-A-Wish Foundation LIMITED TIME ONLY! CALL TODAY! to try NEW AUDIBEL A4 iQ wireless hearing aids! rfnt b FREE FREErfnt bfFREE ffftfFREE tf b nn STARKE1107 S. Walnut MEDICAL Continued from 2B Lanie Tillman (center) plays the role of the patient, who is being cared for by Lynn Cann (left) and Toby Norris. The three women graduated from the Bradford-Union Amber Langford (left) and Keearah Galvao are two of seven students taking Medical Assisting this year.