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Weekly deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. Phone 904-964-6305 Fax 904-964-8628 The Sweetest Strawberries this side of Heaven USPS 062-700 Stark e, Florida Thursday, January 18, 2018 138 th Year 24 th Issue 75 Cents Veterans dance for Valentines American Legion Post 56 is hosting at Valentines Dance for veterans and their spouses on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the post home, 715 Edwards Road in Starke. Entry is $5 for couples and $2.50 for singles. Finger foods will be provided and covered dishes are welcome. Door prizes will be awarded. RSVP to 904769-1221. Rights restoration group meets The local chapter of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition will be having a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford County Public Library, 456 W. Pratt St. in Starke. The group is looking for directly impacted community members to help create momentum to change policies convictions to help them successfully rebuild their lives after incarceration and to provide ongoing support for them and their families. Directly and indirectly impacted community members and their families are welcome. The group will share light refreshments. Florida Rights Restoration Coalitions mission is to promote fair practices for Floridians with felony convictions and help restore a sense of community for returning citizens and their families. Workshop for candidates in 2018? Bradford County Supervisor of Elections Terry Vaughan will be hosting a candidate workshop to answer questions on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. in the commission boardroom at the Bradford County Courthouse. at 904-966-6266. Bradford Fest seeks contestants The eighth annual Miss Bradford Fest Pageant to raise money for scholarships to Santa Fe College will be held Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Bradford High School auditorium. Contestants will compete in the Western wear, evening wear, photogenic categories in the following age divisions: Little Miss for ages 4-7, Junior Miss for ages 8-12, Teen Miss for ages 13-17 and Miss for graduating high school seniors through 22 years of age. Teen and Miss contestants also compete in interview. The entry fee is $125. Applications are available at Santa Fe College Andrews Center, or email The deadline to enter is Jan. 23. For more information, please call Lisa at 904-966-1514. Community News We will rebuild. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The owners of Tatum Brothers Sawmill said Tuesday they intend to rebuild the part of their facility that Charles and Sylvia Tatum said that was open with all employees back on the job. They are still here and they will have a job as long as they want one, said Sylvia Tatum. The blaze destroyed a key structure at the facility, about a mile and a half south of Lawtey. Shortly after noon, employee Albert Baugess said he was eating a packed lunch, 20 feet away from the saw house. I heard a pop, looked around and didnt see anything, recalled Baugess. Then I looked around again and all I saw was black smoke. Baugess said he then shouted to coup a hose and dowse it with water. See FIRE, 6A Car submerged in retention pond, 2 dead Telegraph Editor Rescuers spent the early daylight car from a retention pond off of State Road 100 and Lakewood Subdivision, west of Starke. Both occupants of the vehicle died in the crash, and there are no known witnesses to what happened. From its preliminary investigation, Florida Highway Patrol was able to surmise that the Chevrolet Malibu driven by 33-year-old Heather Dawn Jordan of Lawtey was traveling in a northerly direction on Lakewood Drive approaching the S.R. 100 intersection. The car crossed the highway onto the northern shoulder and became airborne, landing upside down in a storm water retention pond. Investigators dont know when that happened, but the crash was fatal for Jordan and her passenger, 19-year-old Ciara Nicole Kearns of Lawtey. FHP is continuing its investigation. Telegraph Editor The walls of the RJE gymnasium echoed Jan. 15 with the words of a dream once dreamt, a dream still Dr. Naima Brown, chosen to speak at Mondays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day service, said 50 years after his passing, King is still the on the planet and continues to be acknowledged as the worlds greatest civil rights leader. Brown is Santa Fe Colleges vice president of student affairs where she has been an advocate for social justice and equal access. In honor of Kings legacy, she asked the crowd to make hold on to his dream. Dr. King dreamed of the day when we would not be judged by the color of our skin but by the content of our character, she said. In Holding and advancing the dream: Bradford County remembers King Guest speaker Dr. Naima Brown See KING, 2A Tatum Brothers owners vow to continue business and its occupants from the water.


USPS 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: 964-6305 P.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091 John M. Miller, Publisher Editor: Mark J. Crawford Advertising: Kevin Miller Typesetting: Eileen Gilmore Advertising & Newspaper Prod: C. Hurston Bookkeeping & Classified Adverts: Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping Asst: Linda Lacombe Front office Asst: Beth Tillman Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months the dream, blacks and whites are equal in income, equal in education and equal in life expectancy. In the dream, there are no racial differences in home ownership, no racial differences in unemployment and no racial differences in contacts with the criminal justice system. Lately, we have been reminded over and over again that there are many in this nation who want us to give up on Dr. Kings dream, and that can be discouraging, but giving up on the dream is not acceptable, its not tolerable and it is simply not an option. We must not allow discriminating prejudices, disparaging comments and disparate statistics discourage us into believing that the dream is unobtainable, unrealistic and unimportant. King was insulted, threatened, arrested and beaten, Brown said. He saw men, both black and white, killed for standing with him. Women were raped. Churches were bombed. Crowds of American citizens standing up for what was right were attacked. People lost their jobs, their homes, because they held on to the dream. How could we not follow that example? Brown asked. Too much has been accomplished, and too much has been lost for us to give up on the hope of a better future. Respond to injustice by holding to the dream, she said. turn on the news and we hear that the person occupying the highest position in the land has made racist comments, we must encourage ourselves that these current conditions are only temporary and hold on to the dream. When we hear that some of our own neighbors in the local community support the hatred stoked by the likes of Richard Spencers in the world, we must assure ourselves that there are more with us than against us and hold on to the dream. And when we see the atrocity of the achievement gaps in our school and the justice gaps in our jails, we must remind ourselves that the best is yet to come and hold fast to the dream. Huge strides and changes in the law took place because of the civil rights movement King led, laying the foundation for the dream, but there is much work left to do, Brown said. It is not enough to hold on to the dream; we must also move the dream forward, she said, grabbing the baton and running with it. Moving the dream forward requires four things, including studying. King was a lifelong learner who excelled in school, studied the ministry, engaged in politics and traveled to India to learn about nonviolent change. If he could do all of that during the Jim Crow era, students, you have no excuse today! Young people, there is no excuse! You must study! Seasoned adults, you have no excuse today! Study! In order to do our part to make the dream come to pass, we must be purposeful, lifelong learners living to our fullest potential to gain the knowledge that we need to come up with strategies to make a positive impact. Moving the dream forward requires voting, as well. Every single vote matters, and every single election matters, Brown said. Now more than ever, we see the importance of being involved in the political process to push forward what is accountable. Think of every white and black American that was murdered as they fought for our right to vote. Think about all the blood and tears that were shed. When we dont vote, those deaths were in vain. Moving the dream forward also requires mentors, because to whom much is given, much is required, Brown said. Every person in this room has the responsibility to take a younger person under their wing and nurture the hope of Dr. Kings dream. The young need to know their history as well as what the future expects of them. Passing that knowledge along and preparing the next generation of leaders is a moral obligation, according to Brown. We need to mentor our young people so that they know about whats going on, so that they care about whats going on, so that they talk about whats going on and so they shape what is going on. The fourth requirement is collaboration. We must follow Kings example in building partnerships with people from a wide variety of races, religions and backgrounds. There are millions of people in the world and thousands of people in this community who have been inspired by the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, and theyre committed to his dream. Find ways to connect to them, to cooperate with them and to create new pathways to the dream with them. discussed is remembering that God is the author of the dream. From Joseph of the Bible to Martin Luther King, God is the author of dreams, she said, and too big for him. I pray that God increases our faith so that we recognize that nothing is too hard for God. It does not matter what it looks like! It does not matter who is powerful! He has all power in his hand. He has the heart of every man in his hand. Gods thoughts toward us are for peace and not for evil. He will complete every good work he has started, and he has a set time for his promise to The same God that parted the Red Sea, that rained manna from heaven, that brought water from a rock and raised the dead, can and will deliver his people. The same God that kept us through the Atlantic Crossing, brought us out of slavery, delivered us from Jim Crow and is preserving our families today has an appointed time for Dr. Kings legacy, for Dr. Kings dream to come to pass. Brown, with the help of members of the Bradford County Initiative, recognized juniors and seniors from Bradford High School who are involved in Upward Bound, a program to help them succeed in high school and prepare for success in college through tutoring, test preparation, mentoring, summer day camps, paid internships, and college application and scholarship assistance. Pastor Erick Baker served as emcee for the program and focusing on Kings ministry shared excepts from his sermons throughout the service. Alica McMillian, president of Concerned Citizens of Bradford County and chairwoman of the MLK program committee, highlighted the events theme, Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. A number of young people were included in the program, as was an musical ensemble with members of the Masonic Lodge. Other committee members included Sherry Williams, Edna Allen, Robert Banks Sr., Margaret DeSue. Loretha Hankerson, Jimmy Hankerson, Shaketha Hankerson, David McMillian Sr., Norma Robinson, and members of the Concerned Citizens of Bradford County and RJE Alumni. KING Glenda Ruise. Minister Erick Baker the occasion.


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The agreement signed at the end of last February was extended a few months in September as the board had not decided to either commit longterm to Milner or readvertise the position. Last week, the commission was again at the crossroads, postponing a decision to Jan. 16 Milner a three-year contract. Commissioner Tommy Chastain had previously discussed replacing the city manager with an operations manager whose primary responsibility would be as a utility director, while Milner wants to remain manager and hire a director for utilities. Chastain and Commissioner Travis Woods have both said the city cannot afford the two positions. year, however, Milner convinced the board to give him three more months to share his vision and address some of the issues facing the city. He then proposed the contract approved Tuesday night. Milners starting salary will be $72,000 (an automatic increase of $12,000), and his annual evaluations could make him eligible for up to a 5 percent include a city vehicle or a $300 stipend to use his own, a $60 per month telephone allowance, and to other employees. He will accrue two days of paid leave a month. The agreement also requires the city to budget $3,500 a year for travel expenses. Milner will not participate in the city retirement system. Instead, the agreement calls for the city to contribute an amount equal to 10 percent of his salary to a deferred contribution plan. The agreement covers the period through Dec. 31, 2020, and goes month to month after that. Should Milner be terminated before that time, he will be guaranteed two months salary. Commissioners Wilbur Waters with the contract when it was presented Jan. 9. Woods said he had questions about a contract employee asking for health and the pension fund, he mentioned the 20 percent pay increase and the $300 vehicle stipend, saying the city owns vehicles the manager could be using. Aside from the contract questions, Woods asked if the board wanted to continue with Milner or advertise for someone else. Chastain also brought up the annual raises and potential severance pay before asking about seeking new applicants. I mean this like a real city managers contract. Would it not behoove just to go out and readvertise and look and let you apply if you would like to and see what we can stir up for city managers? he asked. Responding to some of what was discussed, Milner said he hasnt found a reliable vehicle be used by another employee. The same stipend was contained in the prior two managers contracts, he said. Im trying to keep our employees in the only vehicles that are dependable. Ive got one that had been sitting for many, many months, and it is my intent to have that available for the director of operations (utilities), said Milner. Milner said past managers were also allowed to participate in the health and retirement systems. Not only is he asking for less money than past managers were paid, Milner said the city is saving a great deal (57 percent of his salary) because he is not entering the retirement system. Given the increased costs included in the contract, Chastain asked that consideration of the contract be postponed until the commission has seen a copy of its budget. (See related story on charitable donations.) Waters said he could wait another week but was not if favor of readvertising. Weve got one thats doing a When the commission met Tuesday, the vote to sign Milner for three years as city manager was 3-2, with Mayor Janice Mortimer joining Waters and Nugent. Telegraph Editor Concerned Citizens of Bradford County approached the city of Starke hoping to correct an oversight which left the organization out of the citys budget. They were still waiting at the end of the citys Jan. 9 meeting. Esther Kelly said $1,000 a year amounted to less than $3 a day to operate a facility the size of the RJE Complex and provide enrichment activities to the children who attend their programs. They have requested additional funding to help carry out activities that include afterschool and summer programs with academic, athletic and character-building components. Anything we can do, we keep them out of the streets, Kelly said. Five thousand is really not a lot of money when you talk about what were doing for our kids. She invited commissioners to come see the work for themselves, including some who volunteer their entire summer so the kids will have somewhere to go. If commissioners took the time to visit, they would see that even $5,000 is not enough, she said. In 2015, the city commission established a policy to govern how it would deal with donations. While support for business, community and educational groups was not unheard of, some commissioners were concerned they were not doing the right thing by pledging public money to private groups, and also cautious that giving to one group meant they would be expected to give to all. The resolution sets up a time frame for charities to request of the city budget for the following year. The deadline is June 15. The maximum amount available was $1,000 per group, and each group was restricted to applying only every other year. Only non-religious organizations providing services to people and families that are physically or themselves were eligible. The two exceptions written into the resolution were Communities in Schools of Bradford County, which provides mentorship and scholarships to at-risk students, and Concerned Citizens of Bradford County, which took on the after-school and summer programs that had been provided by the citys recreation department until that department was defunded. Kelly said if the commissioners did not grant their request for $5,000, the Concerned Citizens group doesnt know what it will do. During budget time, we came and asked, but now Im coming back begging you to give us the $5,000 so we can complete this year, she said. Deep down in your hearts, I know you know whats right. Mayor Janice Mortimer, having spoken with the city clerk and CPA, said $5,000 was budgeted for contributions that went unrequested, and based on the timing requirements, no one else would be allowed to request those funds at this time. She wanted to see those dollars committed to the Concerned Citizens. I totally agree, said Commissioner Wilbur Waters. If you put your heart where it needs to be and look out for these kids, you would take that line item and give it to the Concerned Citizens with all the good work that they do. Commissioner Tommy Chastain said the citys auditors had said it was not correct to give away taxpayers money to organizations, and that is why the resolution was created. A look at the citys audits operational audit by the state of Florida, found several repeated issues, but none of them related to charitable giving. The audit from 2010 did not discourage contributions but said the city should do a better job documenting the public purpose of those donations. When such donations subsequently disappeared from the budget, it had more to do with the spending cuts like those that ended the recreation department than the appropriateness of those donations. Not all of the funding was removed from the citys budget, and the commission continued to receive requests for support. The citys auditors were asked about a request from Kelly in 2015 for the city to pay Concerned Citizens utility bills, and auditors did advise against doing that. The city attorney said the group should not be given a blank check, but a set contribution to support its programs was not out of bounds. The resulting 2015 resolution was meant to govern how the city would deal with contributions moving forward. When it appeared other commissioners were not thinking along the same lines as Mortimer and Waters, Kelly returned to protest, saying Concerned Citizens shouldnt have to go through all this to receive $5,000 We shouldnt have to go through all of this. We have the same status as (Communities in Schools), she said. Chastain complained the commission had been left completely in the dark and hasnt seen an updated budget showing commissioners how much they have to spend, even after multiple requests. Until they get that, Chastain didnt want to commit money the city might not have. Hearing that Waters appealed to the Concerned Citizens to wait until its Jan. 16 meeting when commissioners have been promised a line item look at spending levels. Illness was among the reasons given for the commission not receiving the budget update that has been requested. Neither the citys CPA nor City Clerk Ricky Thompson were present Jan. 9. Mortimer said the clerk is work for the board, but if the commission cannot obtain the information requested, then commissioners may make a change in who is responsible for managing the citys budget. Telegraph Editor Alachua County is willing to continue disposing of its waste at at least in the short term. At her boards request, Alachua County Interim County Manager Michele Lieberman accepted New River Regional current contract in order to allow both sides time to negotiate a new interlocal agreement for the disposal of Alachuas waste. Lieberman proposed a sixmonth extension to June 30, 2019, asking the county be spared a $2.35 per ton surcharge during that additional six-month period. The surcharge is set aside which Alachua agreed to pay through the end of 2018 as part of a prior contract amendment. NRSWA previously offered to waive that surcharge while both sides negotiated a contract extension as an incentive to continue working with the garbage disposal up to bids. Disposal was bid, however, and New River came out on top, but there were questions about how the proposals were evaluated and whether the Sunshine Law had been violated. Rather than go through the bidding process again, which New River believes would put it Alachua County can negotiate as two governments with an existing interlocal agreement. However, the county did not have a formal extension agreement ready for time for its Jan. 11 meeting. Executive Director Darrell ONeal said once that new amendment is received, he will bring it to the board for consideration. He said rather than a new contract, it seems like Alachua could simply looking for a temporary contract extension. Liebermans letter indicted interest in developing a new interlocal agreement for and beyond that includes previously committed to and partnership in future gas-toenergy projects. ONeal is hoping for serious negotiations that consider the countys disposal rate and contract length, but any See LANDFILL, 5A


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The next meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Bradford County Senior Center, located at 1805 N. Temple Ave. (North 301) in front of the health department. Everyone is invited. At every meeting, there are refreshments and a plant exchange. If you like, bring a snack to share and any plants you wish to pass on to good homes. For more information, call Pat Caren at 352-485-2666. Luncheon for DCF All former and current Department of Children and Family employees will have their annual luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. at Beef OBrady, 502 N. Temple Ave. in Starke. Anyone from any branch of DCF is welcome. You may RSVP to Linda Hampton at 904964-8156.


Thursday, January 18, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 5A Church Garden The Garden column is sponsored by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Service in Bradford County. Readers who wish to pose gardening questions should forward them Growing pecan trees in north Florida Pecan trees are native to the United States in the Mississippi Valley. They are in the same family of nuts as the English walnut, black walnut and hickory. Pecans love warm summer day and night temperatures to successfully ripen the nuts. They are deciduous, meaning they lose their leaves in the winter. Pecan trees can be grown in just about any part of Florida, but the commercial production in Florida is located in the western and northern parts of the state. Soil & site requirements Pecans need deep, fertile and well-drained, slightly acidic soil with substantial water-holding capacity. They need at least 3 feet of well-drained soil above the water table in order to develop a strong root system. They like lots of water but not standing water. Peat moss is a good additive to help amend our sandy soils and provide moisture retention without changing the pH of the soil. But only if you have no clay underneath. If you have clay a few feet down, skip the peat moss, as the clay should provide adequate water retention. The planting site should be in full sun at least 30 feet from any buildings, other big trees or powerlines. Pecan trees should be planted 40-50 feet apart and should be 15 feet from driveways or roads to allow moisture and air to reach the roots. Pecans have been cultivated as grafted trees for about 150 years. Seedling trees can take 20 years to produce and usually dont produce quality nuts, compared to grafted cultivars. Be sure to purchase containerized trees that are not root bound with a healthy tap root. Look for trees in grow sleeves, tall slender fabric pots, that provide space for the tap root to stretch out, or simply taller/ skinny nursery pots. A cramped taproot needs to be gently untangled as you plant the tree to avoid either growth issues or wind damage issues in the mature tree. A 5-gallon tree is typically 5-6 feet tall with a -inch diameter. A 7-gallon tree is typically 6-7 feet tall with a -inch diameter. Typically a 5-gallon tree size will years. Trees that are 4-8 feet tall have the highest success rate for transplanting and experience the least shock. Planting more than one pecan tree? The pattern of stigma receptivity and pollen shedding when selecting a pecan cultivar is important. For pollination to occur, pollen must be shed at a time when the stigmas are receptive. Since there is often little overlap in stigma receptivity and pollen shedding within a given cultivar, cultivars with complementary pollination characteristics should be planted together. Read HS 106 (http:// more information on cultivar selection. Dig the hole about the same depth as the taproot and root system and no deeper. Dig the hole about 3-5 feet wide to loamy soil amendments. Pecans love rich, fertile humus so amending your soil with good composted top soil is excellent. But remember to only add peat to retain moisture if your site has sandy soil underneath. Pack the soil around the roots any air pockets around the roots. This is most easily done by the hole. Thoroughly water the trees after planting with at least 5 gallons of water. It is also helpful to build a saucer of dirt around the trees approximately 3-5 feet in diameter to help with holding the water near the tree as it soaks into the ground. Looking forward to my next slice of pecan pie! Master Gardener Donna Solze The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution. Ebenezer Baptist Church will in honor of Sis. Jeanette Wilcox and Sis. Lisa Brown on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 5 p.m. All are welcome. Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church of Lawtey and Pastor Tracy Lockley will hold a Unity Day Worship Experience on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 3:30 p.m. Special guest speaker will be the Rev. Wendell Webster, pastor of the New Fountain A.M.E. Church in Jacksonville. This is sure to be a blessing for all. Please come and bring a friend and/or a loved one so we can have a Hallelujah good time together. Bible Baptist Church 150 S. Cherry St. in Starke, will hold revival services on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and MondayFriday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. Evangelist Noah Frye from North Carolina will be preaching with the Suttons from Tennessee singing. For more information, please contact Pastor Roger Worten at 904-964-4775 or 904964-7745. All are welcome. St. John Missionary Baptist Church on County Road 200B in Lawtey will celebrate Pastor James Rackleys 13th Appreciation Program on Friday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. with New Bethel Baptist Church in charge of the service. The celebration continues on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Theodor Kelly of Jacksonville speaking and at 4 p.m. with Elder Johnnie Burns of Mayport, Florida. Come help us celebrate. Greater Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church of Starke will hold its annual homecoming program on Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Minister Johnny Boswell of Gainesville, but a native of Starke. The churchs 70 th anniversary and follow on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. with Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Starkes Rev. Abie Williams; Friday, Jan 26, at 7 p.m. with Ebenezer Baptist Church of Starkes Minister James Wilcox; and Sunday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. with Minister Loyal Aldridge, assistant pastor of Greater Bethlehem and 3 p.m. with Minister Vickie Givens of True Cannon Holiness Church of Starke. Email the details of your congregations upcoming special events to editor@ bctelegraph. com. DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 5 P.M. HOURS B Y APPOINTMENT ONLY The STEAKHOUSEin STARKEU.S. 301 South GREATER ALLEN CHAPEL 746 N. Pine Street Starke, FL 904-964-6995 AME 211 S. Temple (301 S.) next to CVS Precision Auto 528 South Walnut St. Starke, FL 32091 Automotive Service Center964-3199 402 N. Temple 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. You can also get the latest news on Facebook at www.facebook. com/bradfordlibrary. For more information on these programs or other services, please call 904-368-3911 or visit www. Writers, both professional and amateur, meet at the library on of every month to discuss, edit, critique and encourage. Whether you are working on a book, blogging on the internet or writing as a hobby, review sessions with other writers can is at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Walk-ins are welcome. The hour-long early literacy program, Preschool Story Time, includes entertaining stories, childrens songs, and engaging activities. Its the perfect mix of fun and encouragement for preschool-aged children. Preschool Story Time is scheduled for Jan. 17, 24 and 31. The fun begins at 10 a.m. Toddler Time The librarys Toddler Time is an early literacy program designed for developing minds. Stimulating activities begin at 11 a.m. on Jan. 12, 19 and 26. Books & Brunch Jan. 25 Start the year with two tales that other readers have found irresistible. Check out the light-hearted story titled My Italian Bulldozer to discuss with us at Books & Brunch on Thursday, Jan. 25. We will meet in the library at 11:30 a.m. and proceed to a local restaurant to talk about how we feel about the overseas adventure. My Italian Bulldozer will be followed been labeled as delicious and satisfying: The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes. Find out if you fall for the spellbinding love story and meet with us on Thursday, Feb. 15. Relieve stress with art therapy at the library. Listen to the soothing sounds of musical artwork of others, and let the brushstrokes bring comfort to your soul. The evening program starts at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Paper and paints are supplied at no cost. Canvas prices begin at $1. Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Children will not be admitted. Zumba Jan. 22 Make a resolution to add Zumba to your schedule. Its than a workout. You dont need dance experience. Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, and discover how Zumba can add some zest to your life. Instructor Mackenzie Hallahan will guide you through the steps. We will meet again at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 19. 24, 34 For children and teens between the ages of 7 and 17, the library has a fun afterschool program that encourages an active lifestyle. From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 17, 24 and 31, youths can participate in a Sports Camp, which is a high-energy activity that teaches character building techniques and promotes the importance of teamwork. The experienced trainers, Stefan Nichols and Christopher Latain, jam pack the hour with fun and instruction. Attendance is free! Parents will need to sign a medical release form for each child who participates. Competition Jan. 26 Have you ever watched someone try to decorate a cake they could not see? A fun cake decorating competition for children, teens and adults is happening at the library on Friday, Jan. 26. Doors open at 5 p.m. Competition begins at 5:30 p.m. Contestants will be selected randomly from the audience. Decorating skills are not required for this activity. Inspire Your Heart with Art Bring some joy to others or create art to keep for yourself. The library is hosting two programs to celebrate National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day. A heart-themed painting activity for adults begins a 10 a.m. Canvas prices start at $1. Then, at 3:30 p.m., participates of any age can make pop art Valentines Day cards to give to someone special. Supplies are free. Sign up at the library or leave a message for Kathy at 904-368-3921. To help people connect, the library is hosting a Womens Expo on Friday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Space is available for organizations, vendors and demonstrators. To apply for a space, stop by the front desk of the library and request a form. Contact Kathy at 904-368-3921 for more information. Bottle craft Feb. 9 Forget about the winter blues and get ready for spring. Repurpose an empty wine bottle by turning it into seasonal dcor during the Spring Bottle Craft at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9. The library is furnishing all the supplies for free. Class size is limited. Sign up at the librarys front desk or leave a message at 904-368-3921. Learn how to make a pretty burlap bunny wreath for your home dcor. Join us on Friday, Feb. 16, at 9 a.m. Supplies cost $14. Class size is limited. Register and pay for materials by Feb. 1. Classical Guitarist Feb. New York based classical guitarist Peter Fletcher is stopping at the Bradford County Public Library during his national tour. Fletchers guitar skills are amazing as well as entertaining. The not-to-bemissed performance will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16. Attendance is free thanks to a sponsorship by the Friends of the Library. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Womens Expo Feb. 2 To help people connect, the library is hosting a Womens Expo on Friday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Space is available for organizations, vendors and demonstrators. To apply for a space, stop by the front desk of the library and request a form. Contact Kathy at 904-368-3921 for more information. like compressed natural gas would require a separate contract. Alachua is not short of alternatives based on conversation during a special meeting held last November from going with another disposal developing a regional solid waste association with other interested counties. Based on the its staffs analysis, Alachua could reduce its solid waste costs by developing its to-energy program. Alachua Commissioner Mike Byerly acknowledged that the be unpopular, but he added, Theres something to be said for taking care of your own mess. Potential sites include Archer or siting a new one at Balu Forest in Orange Heights. Commissioner Robert Hutchinson said no one is backyard. Commissioner Ken Cornell said the liability of considered in the analysis. Plus, the millions of dollars in capital investment have already been made by New River and its competitors. Cornell also acknowledged how important the continuing success of New River Regional commissions in Bradford and Union counties just as their decision about phosphate mining will be to Alachua County. Cornell said he could be interested in a new long-term agreement with New River, depending on what could be offered in terms of energy project partnership. He said he wanted staff to begin Hutchinson made that motion, supported by Commissioner Lee Pinkoson. Their instruction was for staff to negotiate the best deal possible. Concern for Bradford and Union aside, they should be most concerned with getting the best deal for Alachua County citizens. Byerly said the board was making a decision without all of the information. In order to avoid considering an Alachua County site, he said they were choosing to dispose of garbage with neighbors who were less organized to oppose them and maintaining a larger carbon footprint in order to do it. Trucking our junk somewhere else is not good policy, he said. He wanted to conclude the analysis and not rule out options in advance. Thats not a good way to make decisions, he said. In other business: have prepared a draft request for proposals from companies to develop gas-to-energy projects at include turning methane from the gas for vehicles or cleaning it up further and placing it in a pipeline where a utility would use it to generate electricity. Democrats meet The monthly meeting of the Bradford County Democrats will be held on Monday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Capital City Bank community meeting room. The bank is located at 350 N. Temple Ave. (U.S. 301) in Starke. All Democrats are invited. LANDFILL Continued from 3A


worker Eric Thompson to get out of the structure. Thompson and his brother Buck Thompson were greasing the debarker in the saw house. Both heard the same pop that Baugess heard, and then found houses air compressor. Eric pointed it toward the base of the Just as I hit it, it went swoosh, Thompson said, describing a rapid ignition of the area around sprayed the extinguisher. Lawtey Fire Chief Michael Heeder said that Thompson could sudden ignition of an entire area caused when materials reach ignition temperature at the same time. Bradford County Fire Coordinator Chip Ware said the due to saw dust, pitch, bark and other materials in the saw house that have large rates of heat release. Lawtey Assistant Chief Alex Hatch said he was in Starke when he heard the alarm for the sawmill station in his vehicle, then drove Lawteys engine to the scene. Heeder arrived after Hatch in the companys tanker. Hatch said that as he left Starke, he saw a large billow of black smoke rising from the direction of Lawtey. the scene. Also responding were units from Theressa, New River, Heilbronn Springs and Clay County. stopped the blaze from spreading, resources on hot spots. He added and that they left around 7:30 p.m. Sylvia Tatum said the an even larger potential disaster. We have an above-ground fuel depot about 75 yards away explained. That was always in the back of my mind. The building destroyed by for timber arriving at the mill. It contains a cut deck, debarker and a metal detector, which detects nails and other metal in trees before they are sorted and moved to other areas of the mill. After moving through the saw house, lumber is stored in the facilitys yard for three months before planing or shipment to a treatment plant. During the three-month storage, the wood dries from water and resin. of the blaze. He added however, that at this time, he believes the The company employs between 55 and 60 people. Sylvia Tatum said it will take a few months to replace the damaged equipment. Meanwhile, the facility will operate a second planing mill, used to convert rough boards into facility usually operates only one planing mill, but will now open a second line and work through a stockpile of drying lumber in the mills yard. facilitys shavings house. Last month another blaze took out a drying shed. FIRE


Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, January 18, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region Gods path for Graham man leads to Middle East and other locales FRESH WHOLEFRYER BONELESS BEEFEYE 0ROUNDROAST BEEFT-BONESTEAK LEAN & TENDERBEEF STEWMEAT9999 $499 $499PRICES GOOD JAN 17 JAN 23 PRICES GOOD JAN 17 JAN 23 LOCALLY AMERICAN LOCALLY AMERICAN $399 $399 RED or GOLDPOTATOESRED or GOLDPOTATOES2/$52/$5 5959CUCUMBERS or GREEN PEPPERSCUCUMBERS or GREEN PEPPERS2/$52/$5 FRESHPINEAPPLESFRESHPINEAPPLESFRESH MINIWATERMELONSFRESH MINIWATERMELONS 9999EA EA FRESH PORK BONE-INCOUNTRY RIBS or PORK STEAKSLB LB LB LB LB$149 $149 Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904)368-9188 $399 $399 FRESH PORKCUBESTEAK JALAPEO orANDOUILLESAUSAGE FRESH CUBEDCHICKEN BREAST orSTIR FRY PREMIUMCHICKEN STRIPSASSTD VARIETIES$299 $299 $349 $349 $599 $599 CORN DOGS16 CT REG PKG or 40 CT MINILB LB$549 $549 $299FRESH RED or GOLDENDELICIOUS APPLES5 LB BAG 99USDA INSPECTEDFRESH PORK BOSTONBUTT ROASTLB 2 PER PKG $129USDA INSPECTEDFRESHCUT UP or SPLITFRYERLB FAM PAK 25 OZ PKG $399 $39916 OZ PKG SMOKEDSAUSAGE BY CLIFF SMELLEY Business or pleasure? When it comes to describing Chuck Slaters travels, theres another option: spiritual. Slater, who lives in Graham, has been all over the world, due in large part to his job as a consultant who assists engineering companies with the start-up of steel mills. Some recent travels, though, have been of a different nature as Slater has put turmoil in his life in the past and turned his life over to God. All of a sudden, my pathway has just exploded with all these different opportunities to do things, Slater said. One opportunity had Slater in the Golan Heights, in the demilitarized zone on the border between Israel and Syria, as a volunteer with Friend Ships Lake Charles, Louisiana, that participates in humanitarian efforts based upon biblical principles. Friend Ships has at a compound known as Camp Ichay to provide care for Syrian war victims. Slater said the clinic is part of a good-neighbor effort by the Israeli government and that the compound the clinic is located on is monitored and operated by the United Nations. We were surrounded by Slater said. Really. I spent 65 days inside that compound and never left. Slater said he had various responsibilities at the compound, where people would come to receive medical care as well as receive bags of food to take with them when they left. He did anything from coordinating the distribution of food to keeping the portable toilets clean. I was just kind of the utility man for the triage center, Slater said. His technical expertise was also useful in such things as making the hot-water systems were in working order. I was able to bring that skill set to the mission and help out, Slater said. I assembled a portable x-ray station. I just did all those types of things. One of the more interesting aspects of his time at the compound was conversing with the men who showed up for care for themselves and their families. It made an impression on him to talk to young adults who showed him pictures of themselves carrying weapons and talked of of Syrian President Bashar alAssad. We were able to talk politics, religion and just social-type of things, Slater said. I just found that to be very interesting. He said he wasnt sure how much truth there was in some of the things he heard, but Slater said in his talks, which were aided by an online translator, Chuck Slater holds a child, whose family was visiting the compound he volunteered at. It was often chaos as families were gathering to leave the compound, and Slater would sometimes comfort crying children. It was always fun. It was kind of counter to their culture, he said, explaining how men left the handling of children to their wives. See SLATER, 5B


2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Have your say! What does Martin to you? Starke native named an Outstanding Airman of the Year ST CLASS CALEB WORPEL 56 th Tech. Sgt. Kyle Wilson, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment support NCO in charge, has been awarded as one of the Air Forces 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year and attributes routine and family. I was overwhelmed with emotion and gratitude when I found out I was selected for this award, said Wilson, who is currently stationed at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. You dont wake up every day and think you will have an opportunity as great as this. The Starke native, who is the son of the deceased Wayde Wilson and Christine Ritch and her husband, Shaun, is approaching his 10-year anniversary in his Air Force career. From a command chief executive to an Airmen Leadership School instructor, Wilson explains he has utilized every opportunity the Air Force has brought his way. I have always tried to surround myself with people who push me to change, become better and step outside of my comfort zone, Wilson explained. My mentors and leaders who presented me with opportunities are without a doubt part of the reason why I have been selected for this award. Wilsons contributions to the Air Force chief of staffs second focus area of strengthening joint leaders and teams was a pivotal reason for his selection. During his four years at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Wilson was an Airman Leadership School instructor and found innovative ways to not only train Airmen, but also incorporate U.S. Army Soldiers into enlisted professional military education programs. Wilson also helped advise and International European Air Force Academy, among many other accomplishments. On June 30 just six days prior to his scheduled arrival at Luke Air Force Base Wilson received a phone call notifying him that he had won the award. He was working out in the gym when Brig. Gen. Richard Moore, 86th Airlift Wing Commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Aaron Bennett, 86th Airlift Wing Command Chief, called to notify him. There wasnt a better place to learn that I had won the award than the gym, said Wilson. I was overcome with emotion. I It was an amazing feeling. Wilson has returned to his Luke. Stepping into a new role here is exciting, explained Wilson. There is opportunity to meet, teach and learn from a whole new group of people. I am thrilled to be a part of building the future of Airpower within the F-35A Lightning II program and I am driven to keep pushing our team forward to enhance the future success of Luke. Wilson explains that a keeps him grounded and focused to be the best Airman possible. Working-out allows me to step away from my daily life and put myself into a different mind space, said Wilson. I like to be up early and get a start to my day before most people even open their eyes. I can burn off any stress I might be carrying with me before the day starts allowing me to better focus myself at work to get the job done. It keeps me healthy, physically and mentally. Wilsons wife, Master Sgt. Nalani Wilson, 56th Medical chief, has played a vital role in supporting Wilson through his career. They share a passion for working out and contributing to Air Force culture. Along with his step-daughter Aziya, son Cameron and daughter Kylie, Wilson explained family is a major contributor to his success. I actually met my wife doing my favorite thing working out in the gym, Wilson said. She is a huge supporter in my life and our childrens. She has been there for all of us during every step we have taken forward in our lives. Family always comes become better every day. Approximately 290,000 enlisted total force Airmen were eligible to become an Outstanding Airman of the Year. Entries are selected from a board formed of command chief master sergeants from each major command and reviewed by the Air Force chief of staff. Tech. Sgt. Kyle Wilson poses for a portrait at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Wilson attributes much of his success to and staying healthy. Photo by U.S. Air Force photo/ Worpel. Esther KellyA way of freedom, rights,


Thursday, January 18, 2018 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 BY CLIFF SMELLEY college athletics for 2016 Union County High School graduate Jordan Howe, who was part of a Limestone College softball team that reached unprecedented heights. It was a great, new experience I would love for anyone to experience, the daughter of Kevin and Donna Howe said. The Gaffney, South Carolina program finished 2017 with the most wins in school history, compiling a 45-13 record as well as setting a new high mark for team home runs in a season at 36. That beat the old home-run mark by three, so the two Howe hit during her freshman year were important. the NCAA Division II playoffs for the second time ever and by defeating Lenoir-Rhyne 5-3. The Saints then defeated North Greenville 4-1 before losing twice to North Georgia and missing out on advancing to the super regionals. The expectations are high for Howe and her teammates entering this season. I think were going to have a really good season, Howe said. Last year, we were really good, and we went farther than people expected us to. This year, I think were going to go even farther because our girls are just so talented. We just have a really strong team this year. I cant wait to see what all plays out. Howe, a catcher who helped Union County advance to the state semifinals her senior year, played in 22 games last season, sometimes as a designated player or pinch-hitter. She batted .224 with two doubles, two home runs and eight RBI. One of her home runs occurred in game, while later in the season, she hit a three-run home run as part of an eightrun inning in Limestones 11-4 win over Anderson. One of Howes best offensive performances was in the second game she played. She went 2-for3 with a double and two RBI in a 7-3 win over St. Andrews. There were some bumps in the road, Howe said of her freshman year, but in the end, everything worked out as I wanted it to. There were some things I couldve done better here and there, but for the most part, (the season) was better than expected. Howe admitted that some of those bumps in the road were having to deal with athletics and academics at the collegiate level. was, but once you adjusted to studying more or doing your work early, it got easier. in the road. In regard to the athletics side of being a student-athlete, Howe day for your position. Every day you showed up was pretty much a war. Everyones just so good there. You want to be the best, but you also want the best for your team. A typical day for Howe starts early, with weight training at 7 a.m. another tough adjustment That was hard getting up that early, she said. Then its off to classes from 8 a.m. until noon. Lunch follows, with homework and perhaps a nap until practice begins at 2 p.m. Howe eats dinner after practice and then does more homework before hopefully going to sleep by midnight. You dont have much social life, Howe said. Her preparations for the 2017 season began with Earn It Week, so named, Howe said, because everyone, in essence, is trying to earn their spot on the team. Basically, Earn It Week is a lot of running. You just wanted it to end, Howe said, but it made you better. Im grateful for it. Running during Earn It Week began at 6 a.m., so that was hard for Howe, who didnt like waking up to lift weights at 7 a.m. Then there was the weather that early in the morning. It was freezing, Howe said. You wore sweatpants, but then you had to take them off to wear shorts because you got so hot from all the running. Your chest was hurting because it was so cold, but at the same time, you were burning up. The weather in Gaffney, South Carolina is different from the weather down here, which had Howe shopping for a new wardrobe. My clothes down here dont really keep me warm up there, she said. I had to go buy all new clothes just to stay warm. Whether it was getting used to the weather or the rigors of college academics or athletics, Howe received the support of her teammates. They were like the sisters I never had, Howe said. They were just always there for you when you fell. They didnt hate on you or anything. They would pick you up and help you so much. Her teammates and coaches were there for her to lean on during those times when it was tough to be away from home. Howe said she missed having her parents around all the time to give her advice when she needed it, but she was fortunate in that her parents saw her a lot, especially at every Limestone home game. I was just so happy to have their support, Howe said. It made me feel Union County grad experiences special freshman season at Limestone College Jordan Howe You had to fight every day for your position. Every day you showed up was pretty much a war. Everyones just so good there. for Limestone College. She hit a home run in drove in three two games and hit a three-run homer later in the season. Photo by Stacey Wylie and courtesy of Limestone Athletics. Christian, non-denominational college in Gaffney, South Carolina. Carolina. Became co-educational in the late 1960s. Enrolls more than 1,000 traditional-day students and 2,500 extended campus students at eight sites and on the internet. Ten buildings on campus, in addition to nearby Limestone Spring and a limestone quarry are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. championship in 2000, 2002, 2014, 2015 and 2017. time at catcher during her freshman season at Limestone College. She also got playing time as a designated player and pinch hitter.


4B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section T h e h i r i n g o f a l a w y e r i s a n i m p o r t a n t d e c i s i o n t h a t s h o u l d n o t b e b a s e d s o l e l y u p o n a d v e r t i s e m e n t s B e f o r e y o u d e c i d e a s k u s t o s e n d y o u i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t o u r q u a l i f i c a t i o n s a n d e x p e r i e n c e Letters Opposes mining Dear Editor: This week, the Union County Commission will likely have passed yet another years moratorium on mining, while they continue to update their Land Development Regulations (LDRs) and Comprehensive Plan (CP). They are in a bit of a legal battle with HPSII, the company proposing phosphate mining in Bradford and Union counties, which is mad that Union wont accept a draft application that would let them avoid the new plans. Kudos to Union commissioners for not folding under pressure. Union County residents can have open discussions with their commissioners about any and all topics relevant to their county. It is a wonderfully healthy relationship for citizens to have with their representatives who are there to serve both immediate and longterm interests of the county. The Bradford County Commission, on the other hand, failed to heed the advice of the North Florida Regional Planning Council that a moratorium was necessary in order to bring our very minimal LDRs and Comprehensive Plan up to todays standards. That faulty action allowed HPS, despite assurances that they would not, to submit a very incomplete Master Mining Plan that blocked the county from open dialogue with the citizens and left us without updating OUR LDRs and CP. This has gone on for two years now! Meanwhile, HPS is FAR from satisfying the Requests for Additional Information presented by the Department of Environmental Protection, let alone the other agencies involved. How long can the Bradford County Commission and the citizens of our county be held hostage, all because our BCC failed to adopt ANY period of mining moratorium, instead believing the promise that HPS would not do exactly what they then did, submit an application that blocked BCCs action? Now, as a means of doing SOMETHING, the BCC wants to pay $53,000 to an environmental submitted plan of HPS. And, HPS will give the money to our broke county to cover the costs of the consultants. Will the BCC hire consultants again when HPS submits a completed ACTUAL application? mess would be to deny the plan, overturn the no vote and then immediately vote to enact a moratorium. Then we can update our LDRs and get on with our lives and future planning for the kind of county we hope to have in the future. Bradford Countys website has just been updated and shows a beautiful lake and the beauty that represents our countys natural assets. We are working on a new logo. We are trying to rebrand ourselves as an appealing place to come and live and start a business. Phosphate mining is antithetical to the new way Bradford wants to depict itself. It does not represent the future that we envision for our county. It would be a step backward, not forward thinking. Carol Mosley Thanks from food pantry Dear Editor: The volunteers at the Bradford Ministries Food Pantry (Bradford Food Pantry) would like to thank every individual, business and organization that contributed to us being able to distribute 311 holiday food bags during November and December and serve 9,000 adults and children in 2017. We served 650 families during these two months. My thought was the Grinch DID NOT STEAL CHRISTMAS in Bradford County. From the 10-year-old child who saw something on TV about a child donating food and insisted to her mother that she wanted to do a basket for us; to the elderly gentleman who is reported to be not so turned on by Christmas, but who bought out of his pocket hygiene items for the homeless bags; to the lady who bought the supplies and donated 47 Christmas goodies, which were a sled made out of candy canes and candy bars with decorations on top. With small decorations, we decided to give them to our clients over 70. I wish she could have seen their smiles; to the business which donated holiday food bags donated by their employees and others in the small shopping center, already made up and decorated. When Salvation Army says local donations stay here, they do. They buy our holiday meat every year. When you help our service organizations, you help the food pantry because they, in turn, make a donation. The Shop at Home campaign tells the truth when they say that our businesses donate to our local causes. We couldnt do what we do without their generosity. Our churches have always been supportive with food drives and money donations. Every person, business, church or organization who donated helped us feed 9,000 people last year, some just one time when an emergency came up, some on a bi-monthly basis. Just know, we pinch pennies (1,800 packs of hot dogs purchased at 18 cents each), and pay no salaries. Every cent goes to purchasing food and operating expenses. I have always thought Bradford County was a loving community. Now I am convinced of it. You enabled us to move into a building more than twice as big as we had operated in for 28 years, with the help of our local state representatives and the Department of Agriculture. Our clients can now get in out of the heat and cold and rain and have a seat. We purchased two commercial freezers and are hoping to purchase two commercial coolers to enable us to have fresh vegetables on hand. We have a big need for younger men (our youngest is over 70) to help with pickups of food and unloading at our pantry. God Bless you all. Betty Warren CRIME Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union The following individuals were arrested recently by in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights and Melrose areas) counties. BRADFORD Kristy Lynn Brannen, 33, of Orange Park was arrested Jan. 12 by Bradford deputies for a probation violation. Dylan James Chamberlain, 21, of Hampton was arrested Jan. 9 by Bradford deputies for two probation violations. Jason Odell Davis, 31, of Glen St. Mary was arrested Jan. 12 by probation out-of-county warrant. Charles Aaron Fore, 37, of Starke was arrested Jan. 14 by Starke police for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Luke Benjamin Fraser, 18, of Weston was arrested Jan. 12 by Lawtey police for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Mary Liane Fritz, 28, of High Springs was arrested Jan. 9 by Bradford deputies for an out-of-county warrant. Tray Markis Hankerson, 23, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 10 by Bradford deputies for a probation violation. Micah Elijah Hendrix, 21, of Maysville, North Carolina was arrested Jan. 11 by Starke police for disorderly conduct. According to an arrest report, the defendant with Thomas C. Johns in the parking lot of Whiskey River Saloon. David Edward Jepson, 33, of Lake City was arrested Jan. 13 by Lawtey police as a habitual offender for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Thomas C. Johns, 38, of Richlands, North Carolina was arrested Jan. 10 by Starke police for disorderly conduct. According to an arrest report, the defendant got into a in the parking lot of Whiskey River Saloon. Jose Luis Julian-Rulfo, 38, was arrested Jan. 12 by state troopers for DUI. Antonio Antwan Lott, 24, of Starke was arrested Jan. 11 by Starke police for fraudulent use of credit cards. According to an arrest report, the victim said he gave the defendant a ride and believes the defendant saw his credit cards in the vehicle during the trip. Video surveillance from Walmart and Dollar General showed the defendant using the credit cards to buy merchandise and then returning the goods for refunds. Jose Martinez, 51, of Hampton was arrested Jan. 9 by Starke police for battery. According to an arrest report, the victim told police the defendant came into her bedroom while she was asleep and woke her up. After an argument started, the defendant slapped the victim in the face. Jamie Diane McClellan, 33, of Starke was arrested Jan. 12 by Bradford deputies for a probation violation. Hilary Obinna Okam, 43, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 9 by Starke police for resisting marijuana, possession of drug equipment, destroying evidence while committing a felony. According to an arrest report, the defendant passed a Starke the area of Noegels Auto Sales. was travelling 41 in a 30-mph zone. After stopping the car, odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The defendant then attempted to eat a green leafy substance that was in the car. The substance later tested positive for marijuana. When the defendant attempted to exit the vehicle contrary to commands found a black, Beretta 9mm semiautomatic handgun in the vehicle, in addition to a marijuana grinder with residue. Shoun Christopher Powell, 18, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 10 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Reinaldo Rodriguez, 48, of Starke was arrested Jan. 12 by Starke police for an out-of-county warrant. Joshua Lee Saha, 20, of Lorton, Virginia was arrested Jan. 14 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana. Robert Todd Sheldon, 53, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 11 by Starke police for DUI. Jerome Terry Turner, 63, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 8 by Lawtey police eluding and fraudulent use of credit cards. UNION Bryan Randall Elixson, 35, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 11 by Union deputies for an out-ofcounty warrant. Landras Jones, 40, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 9 by Union deputies for burglary, larceny, criminal mischief and possession of a weapon by a felon. According to an arrest report, on Nov. 13, 2017 a Lake Butler couple discovered that their home had been broken into and a handgun had been stolen. In December, Baker deputies recovered the stolen weapon and Union investigators traced the gun to the defendant, using interviews and anonymous tips. Brandon Wayne McDonald, 20, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 15 by Union deputies for contempt of court. According to an arrest report, the defendant violated a restraining order. Alvere Devaon Parker, 27, of Jacksonville was arrested by Union deputies for failure to appear. Tanga Peretta Smith, 47, of Jacksonville was arrested by Union deputies for failure to appear. Marcus Waugh, 27, was arrested by Union deputies for disorderly intoxication. Corinthian Eli Williams, 21, See CRIME, 5B


Thursday, January 18, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 5B Tree & Field Services, Inc. 24 Hour Emergency Services Complete Tree Services Land Clearing Privacy, Wood & Farm Fences Debris Removal Firewood & Cooking Wood Residential & Commercial good while they were there. It was like, I can do this. Having my dad sit there watching me it was like old times. Kevin Howe said he was there to tell his daughter what she was doing wrong at the plate and to tell the umpire when he blew a call. Howe said of her father. Her father always kept her updated on how the Union County softball team was doing, Howe said. She was happy the Tigers won the state title last season something she and her three fellow seniors fell short of in 2016. I was incredibly proud of them, Howe said. Coming from Union County, I can say, Continued from 3B he learned how different regions of the country have warlords, whom he described as politically motivated leaders that arent associated with the central government. Slater also talked with those at the compound about such things as Russia supporting the Syrian government and the Sunni-Shia Im trying to piece together these politics and whats happening, Slater said. I was getting little bits and pieces of information. As a Christian, Slater was interested in learning more about those of the Islamic faith since they, as he sees it, outnumber those of his own faith, meaning Christians are losing this battle for souls. Im not well-schooled in Islam, Slater said, but after doing this mission, guess what? I bought myself a Quran. Im starting to read it. I want to know what these people are looking at and where its coming from. In the midst of such serious discussions with men visiting the compound, Slater got to witness a little bit of fun as well. A play area featuring bounce houses and trampolines was set up for children of the visiting families. It wasnt an amusement park per se, Slater said, but it was a safe place for these kids to just hang out for couple of hours because these people would come in groups of 30 to 50 every day, and theyd be here for four line to see the doctor. Still, there was an underlying sadness to the fun. None of these kids went to school, Slater said. The education system has collapsed. Its just one aspect of an area that has suffered because of The infrastructures bad, Slater said. The water systems dont work. The doctors and the hospital system its just a total mess. After spending 65 days on the compound, Slater had the chance to go to Jerusalem. He walked through the Old City and visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which believed to contain the sites of Jesus Slater also visited Bethlehem and the Sea of Galilee. He went to the Jordan River and Dead Sea, wading into each. If he had a bucket list, those sightseeing trips wouldve been on it. Volunteering with Friend Ships United made those trips possible. He became aware of Friend Ships approximately a year ago after hearing one of their advertisements on the radio, Slater said. However, he had to put off contacting them due to other trips he made abroad. He accompanied a Middleburg pastor on a missions trip to Africa, which put Slater in contact with those involved with Ginas Blessings, a ministry of First United Methodist Church of Starke. He did the preliminary investigation of a water system that was being installed through Ginas Blessings. After that trip, Slater went to work as part of his business, CS Tech Inc. I kept putting off the introduction with Friend Ships got over to Lake Charles, Slater said. His work with CS Tech Inc. a company in which hes the sole member has taken him throughout the U.S. and throughout the world to such places as China, India, Mexico and Brazil. I assist engineering companies in starting up steel mills, said Slater, who is originally from Pittsburgh. I get a call, and Ill go to a site where theyre putting a mill together. Ill work out the bugs with a team of commissioning engineers. Slater, 67, said he was raised Catholic, but admitted he put all that away in the 1970s when he was in his 20s. I was a sales engineer, he said. I entertained people. Drinking became a daily routine for me. That was Slaters life, but he has not had a drink since Nov. 28, 1995. Becoming a Christian is what has helped him stay sober all these years. One of the things that will assure your sobriety is picking up a spiritual path, Slater said. Though he put alcohol behind him, Slater experienced some recent turmoil when his wife left him for another man. Again, he turned to God and asked for direction in his life. As a result, hes had chances to travel and participate in ventures such as the Friend Ships United humanitarian efforts. All of a sudden, my pathway has just exploded or blossomed with all these different opportunities to do things, Slater said. Im like, Well, I guess I am kind of an adrenaline junkie. I just say, Give me more. Besides taking various missions trips, Slater takes opportunities to talk about his background and share his testimony at churches throughout the area. He also accompanies pastors who go into prisons. Sometimes, you may see him on the corner of S.R. 100 and U.S. 301 with other members of SLATER This is a view Chuck Slater had from Camp Ichay, with the Syrian border not far away. On New Years Eve morning, Chuck Slater was part of a cross walk at the corner of Graham church Gods Rescue House a church he attends regularly participating in a cross walk, where he and others actually hold crosses as well as signs bearing such phrases as, Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Slater also supports Alcoholics Anonymous groups, helping those struggling with sobriety. Its all a way for Slater to help others, which he believes is his calling. What Ive learned to do is give back what Ive been given, Slater said. Slater said he may go on a missions trip to Nicaragua in June, while an industrial job in Mexico will have him away from home for a month this summer. The Middleburg pastor he accompanied to Africa is planning to visit refugee camps along the China-North Korea border, but Slater said hes not sure hell make that trip since its in February, which means its cold there. Of course, Slater will be looking for other opportunities that God places in his path. Its what hes meant to do and what he wants to do. Ive got a lot of life left in me, he said. Hey, the girls that I played with won it. I think (the 2016 seniors) set a standard, and I just knew they would want to beat it. Im glad they did. Fortunately, Howe has three more years at Limestone as she hopes to surpass what last years team did. In the midst of the players hard work, they have an eye toward winning their conference. The Saints went 17-3 in Conference Carolinas place during the regular season, advancing to the conference championship game as the second seed before falling 5-4 to Pfeiffer. It would be such an excitement for all of us, Howe said if her team could win the Conference Carolinas crown this to celebrate after it. It would feel like all that work we put in was worth it. As she looks forward to another season, Howe said shed give the following advice to anyone who gets an opportunity to be a student-athlete in college: Even when your hopes are down, and you think its not working for you, just keep pushing, because in the end, itll all work out. You might not be the starter, but next year, they might want you. You just have to keep pushing. With your school, it gets hard, have support there, and you can get it done. Dont ever just doubt yourself. Keep believing. Socials Nancy Powell and Randel Bivens Powell, Bivens to Wed Jan. 20, 4:30 pm at the Fellowship Hall of the Lake Butler Church of Christ is the date chosen by Randel Bivens of Midway and Nancy Powell of Lake Butler to celebrate their marriage. Nancy is the daughter of Martha Powell of Lake Butler and Ray Powell of Ocala. Randel is the son of the Late Hazel and Leonard Bivens of Midway. No invitations are being sent. of Raiford was arrested Jan. 10 by Union deputies for an out-ofcounty warrant and a probation violation. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS MELROSE Raymond Jerome Ardely, 28, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 12 by Clay deputies for an out-of-county warrant. Russell Franklin Beck, 57, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 11 by Clay deputies for an out-of-county warrant. Danny Richard Dustin, 35, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 10 by Clay deputies for battery. Dylan Craig Hurt, 18, was arrested Jan. 9 by Clay deputies for child neglect without great bodily harm, vandalism, aggravated battery and throwing a missile into a vehicle or structure. CRIME Continued from 4B


6B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Donate A Boatsponsored by boat angel outreach centersSTOP CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN www.boatangel.com2-Night Free Vacation!or Car Today! 800 700 BOAT -(2628) BHS boys roll to win over Baker County BY CLIFF SMELLEY Chris Cummings scored 11 of as the Bradford High School boys basketball team built a 26-12 lead en route to defeating visiting Baker County 72-54 on Jan. 13. Jordan Lee also reached while dishing out 11 assists. Matthew Crawford and D.J. Mackey had nine and eight points, respectively, with Mackey grabbing 10 rebounds. Taz Curry and Jcobi Harris each scored seven points, while Tavien Young had four. Tally Chandler and Dequan Hankerson added three and two points, respectively. Bradford entered the game off a 55-53 loss to Gainesville on Jan. 9 in Starke. The Tornadoes lost to Gainesville by 20 points in the championship game of the Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke Holiday Tournament in December, but were in position to win or tie in the closing seconds of this most recent matchup. Curry missed on a shot in the paint, but the ball was knocked out to Lee for a long rebound. Lee then passed the ball to Young, who knocked down a three-pointer, which had the crowd going wild, thinking it was the game winner. However, head coach Adrian Chandler had called a timeout before the shot with four seconds remaining. When Bradford inbounded the ball, Young was forced to take a long three-pointer that was off the mark. Two three-pointers by Cummings, another longdistance shot by Young and six points by Curry helped the Tornadoes go into halftime leading 31-24. Gainesvilles Christian Cardwell-Miller scored 11 points in the third quarter as the Hurricanes took a lead they would never relinquish. 15 and 14 points, respectively, with Curry also grabbing 13 rebounds. Cummings had nine points and seven assists, while points, respectively. Crawford added four points. The Tornadoes host District 4-5A opponent Interlachen on Thursday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. following a junior varsity game at 4:30 p.m. and a girls varsity game at 6 p.m. Bradford hosts Eastside on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. before hosting district opponent Newberry on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The JV team will play at 6 p.m. prior to each of those games. Bradford is currently 5-0 in District 4. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Bradford High Schools Khalia Donley successfully defended her championship, while three of her teammates also earned regional berths after their performances at the District 4-1A girls weightlifting The top six lifters in each Wewahitchka High School on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Donley repeated as District 4 champ in the 110 class with a 255 total that was 25 pounds more than the second-place press of 130 and a clean and jerk of 125. Auriyanna Hankerson actually had the best total (305) in the with Union Countys Breyonce Cummings. Cummings was awarded the championship due to the weigh-in tiebreaker (she weighed two-tenths of a pound less than Hankerson), so Hankerson, who had a bench of 175 and a clean and jerk of 130, Samantha Hopkins placed fourth in the 119 class with a 180 total (85 bench press, 95 clean and jerk), while Kayla Daniel class with a 235 total (125, 110). by Shelley Rodgers. district soccer tourna-ment BY CLIFF SMELLEY Keystone Heights High School will be the host of this years Disttrict 5-2A girls soccer tournament, which starts Monday, Jan. 22, and runs through Friday, Jan. 26. Keystone is the third seed and will not be in action until Tuesday, Jan. 23. Play begins at 5 p.m. on Jan. 22 with top seed P.K. Yonge playing eighth seed Williston. Second seed Santa Fe and seventh seed Interlachen play following that match at 7 p.m. Fourth seed Fort White and action at 5 p.m. on Jan. 23, with Keystone playing sixth seed Crescent City at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, Jan. 24, the P.K. Yonge-Williston winner will play the Fort White-Newberry winner at 5 p.m., while the Keystone-Crescent City winner plays the Santa Fe-Interlachen winner at 7 p.m. The Jan. 24 winners advance to the championship match at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26. Both championship participants will advance to the will be played Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. Indians lose to Rams despite Thomas doubledouble BY CLIFF SMELLEY Eddie Thomas posted his fourth straight double-double in points and rebounds, but the Keystone Heights High School boys basketball team lost 4635 to District 4-5A opponent Interlachen on Jan. 12 in Keystone. Thomas scored 20 points and had 14 rebounds as the Indians (8-9) fell to 1-6 in district play. Sawyer Maxwell had three steals. Prior to playing Interlachen, Keystone defeated visiting St. Johns Country Day 58-41 on Jan. 5 before then losing 58-47 on the road against district opponent Newberry on Jan. 9. Thomas had 19 points and 12 rebounds against St. Johns Country Day, while Marco Flores had eight assists. Flores and Ben Miller each had four steals. Against Newberry, Thomas had 15 points and 11 rebounds, with Maxwell adding eight rebounds. 46-35 loss to Interlachen Jan. 12 Thomas 20 points, 14 rebounds Maxwell three points, three steals The Indians played St. Johns Country Day this past Tuesday and will host district opponent Fort White on Friday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. following a junior varsity game at 5:30 p.m. district boys soccer victory over Interlachen BY CLIFF SMELLEY Four players scored one goal each for the Keystone Heights High School boys soccer team, in six matches, defeating District 5-2A opponent Interlachen 4-1 on Jan. 11 in Interlachen. The Indians (10-7-2) got goals from Alex Cruz, Caleb Cushman, See SOCCER, 7B


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He was born in Jacksonville on May 24, 1942, to the late Roy and Mattie (Roberts) Adams and had served his country in the United States Navy. Mr. Adams was a retired engineer from Southern Bell and was a member of Freedom Baptist Church. He also enjoyed woodworking and Survivors are: his wife of 10 years, Brigitte (Cox) Adams, and a brother, Malcolm (Thea) Adams, both of Keystone Heights; and three stepchildren Derek Greene of Fayetteville, Georgia, Bill Staus of Woodland Park, Colorado, and Cheryl Penny of Sharpsburg, Georgia. Also left behind are two nieces, Joy Sapp and Sandy Hammond, and one nephew, Mal Adams, all of Keystone Heights, along with two great nieces, Cori Aretino of Lake City and Sutherlyn Adams of Keystone Heights, and four great-nephews, Jarrod Hammond, Steven Sapp, Ethan Sapp and Rease Sapp, all of Keystone Heights, and four great-great nieces. Funeral services for Mr. Adams will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at Freedom Baptist Church, with Pastor Jason Stephens friends beginning at 1:30 p.m. In lieu Freedom Baptist Church, 7207 S.R. 21, Keystone Heights, FL 32656. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights (352-473-3176; PAID OBITUARY LAWTEY Herman Floyd Crews, 67, of Lawtey died on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. He was born in Blackshear, Georgia, to the late John and Bertha Crews. He served his country in the United States Army and in the Vietnam War. He had been a Union County resident since 1954. He retired from Florida State Prison after 25 years. Herman is survived by: his wife of 45 years, Sandra Adkins Crews; son, Herman S. Crews; daughters, Gretchin Dianna Crews (Cord McKellips) and Sandra Jane Crews; brother, Asbury Crews; sisters, Vera Jaco and Louise Hill; and three grandchildren. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. PALM COASTDeacon James Russell Fletcher, 85, of Palm Coast died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at his residence. A native of Jacksonville, Georgia, he attended the local schools. He was employed with the Pantry Pride Division and retired as a longshoreman with the Port of Miami. He is survived by: his wife, Thelma Campbell Fletcher of Palm Coast; children; grandchildren; sisters; brothers; and many other family members. Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 20, at New Bethel Baptist Church in Starke, with Rev. Abie Williams conducting the services. Interment will be held at Oddfellow Cemetery in Starke. Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc. of Starke. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 19, at New Bethel Baptist Church from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Edith Hathaway, 97, of Keystone Heights died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Tennessee. She was born in Mechanicville, New York, on April 15, 1920, to the late Joseph and Carolina (Castaldo) Laurenzo. Prior to her retirement, she had been a supervisor for an assisted living facility in Keystone Heights. She was a member of Park of the Palms Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Hathaway; one brother; and two sisters. Her survivors are: children, Anne Vitale of Cloverdale, Virginia, Ruth Tashjian of Sharps Chapel, Tennessee, and Frank E. Vitale of Canaan, New Hampshire; brother, Abraham Laurenzo of New York; Laurenzo, Mary Capuano and Elsie Palmer, all of New York, and Helen Marinello of Clearwater; seven grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Thomas GAINESVILLE Thomas Lee Hurley Sr., 64, of Gainesville, died on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. He was born to the late Carl and Billy Jo Hurley in Washington, D.C. He lived most of his adult life in Gainesville and worked as an automotive mechanic. He is survived by: his wife, Vicky T. Hurley; and son, Thomas Lee Hurley Jr. A graveside service was held at Dekle Cemetery on Jan. 16. Arrangements were under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. STARKE Jack Lawrence Leigh, 90, of Starke passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville. Jack was born in Camp Hill, Alabama, on Oct. 22, 1927, to the late Grady E. Leigh and Catherine Heard Leigh. Jack enlisted in the Unites States Navy during World War II after graduating from Pasco High School. He was a radio man in the submarine service for four years. Jack worked at and retired from CSX Railroad after 47 years of dedicated service. Jack loved God and his family. He enjoyed traveling, camping, scuba diving and watching the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. The world has lost one of the best. His beloved wife, Kim, will love him always and forever. Jack is predeceased by his parents; and brother, Louis Leigh. Jack is survived by: the love of his life, Kim Viock Graham of Starke; best friend and brother, Gerald M. Leigh of Atlanta; children, Pete (Mary Lou) Leigh of Pennsylvania, Pat Leigh, Paul (Mary) Leigh, both of Washington state, Beth Ann (Greg) Geoghagan, Mary (Steve) Myers, Jack Leigh Jr., Justin (Tammy) Graham, Ashley (Adam) Levine, all of Florida; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There are also two very special grandchildren who he spent most of his days with, and who he adored dearly: Brooklyn and Bennett Levine, who were always there to a put a smile on his face. A Celebration of Jacks Life will be held Sunday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. at Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Johnie T. with refreshments will follow the service at the funeral home. In lieu to the funeral home to assist with expenses. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke (904-964-5757). Visit www. to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Richard BROOKER Richard Allen Mayben Jr., AKA The Supervisor, of Brooker died on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at North Florida Regional in Gainesville. He was born on Aug. 20, 1965, in Gainesville to Richard Allen Mayben Sr. and Mary Ella Green Mayben. He is survived by: brothers, Gregory (Kammie), Russell (Sheri) and Harold Mayben; sister, Mattie Foster May; stepchildren, Marrisa Jones, Amberlyn Squires, Krystal Geraghty, Kenndal Dickson and Kyler Thorton; and girlfriend, Vickie Starling. A service was held Jan. 8 at Archer Funeral Home. Arrangements were under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. Anne TellerThomson MELROSEAnne Elizabeth Teller-Thomson, 93, of Melrose passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Palm Harbor. She was born in Gainesville on Oct. 29, 1924, to the late Claude and Ila (Rountree) Pridgen Sr. Mrs. Thomson was a homemaker and a longtime member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Melrose, serving on many committees. She was also a dedicated Girl Scouts leader and volunteered her services for many years to the Florida State Museum of Natural History at the University H. Teller, preceded her in death, as did her brother, Claude L. Pridgen Jr., and niece Jane Shea Minesinger. Survivors are: her husband of 18 years, Alfred Phillip Thomson of Kingston, New York; son, James Jim (Carol) Teller of Palm Harbor; daughter, Mary Tinker Massey of Daytona Beach; stepdaughter Pam Marshall of Kingston, New York; and nieces, Claudette Connors of Tequesta, Glennda Breedlove of Keystone Heights and Karoline Pipkin of San Francisco. Also left behind are two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services for Mrs. Thomson will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, with Father Tony will be on Monday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in family suggests donations be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, PO Box 361, Melrose, FL 32666, in memory of Anne Teller-Thomson. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights (www., 352-4733176). PAID OBITUARY KEYSTONE HEIGHTSJohn Luke Weaver Jr., 85, of Keystone Dean Hogg and Jacob Hopkins. Cushman, the teams goalie, scored on a penalty kick, while Cruz had two assists, while Peyton Box had one. Keystone entered the game off an 8-0 loss to district opponent SOCCER Continued from 6B Heights passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Haven Hospice in Gainesville. He was born in Jacksonville March 9, 1932, to the late John L. and Elizabeth (Donaldson) Weaver Sr. and was in the graduating class of 1950 at Robert E. Lee High School. Following graduation, he joined the United States Air Force, served in the Korean War and received several military awards. Mr. Weaver was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and was an avid hunter and and traveling. His granddaughter, Shannon Renee Alvers, and brother, James C. Thomas, preceded him in death. Survivors are: his wife of 68 years, Anna (Cregg) Weaver of Keystone Heights and their two daughters, April (Ken) Alvers of Keystone Heights and Cheryl Eisenacher of Orlando. Also left behind are two grandsons and their wives, Daniel (Kim) Alvers and Ben (Shelly) Alvers, along with four great-grandchildren, Caleb, Gunner, Connor and Eliza. Funeral services for Mr. Weaver were Saturday, Jan. 13, at Trinity Baptist Church, with Pastor Scott Stanland Interment was at Gadara Cemetery. made to Haven Hospice, 4200 S.W. 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements were under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights (352-473-3176; PAID OBITUARY Denton Devoe II 3-18-77 12-24-17 The family of Denny Devoe would like to thank our family and friends for all their prayers, visits, food, phone calls and time. We extend a special thanks to Ronald Kimbrell and to Archer Funeral Home for all they did. We will forever be grateful for the compassion and care that has been shown to our family. The Denny Devoe Family Santa Fe on Jan. 9 and is now 5-5-1 in district play. The Indians played St. Francis Catholic this past Tuesday and district opponent Newberry on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Keystone hosts Palatka on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. before traveling to play Columbia on Monday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. The junior varsity team plays prior to each match at 5 p.m.


Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Past Tornadoes can still play goes in for a layup as he School alumni teamed up to defeat Baker County schools boys basketball the current Tornadoes also won by a score of 72-54. goes up strong for a basket. Warren Bright gets a basket for Bradford. Keystones Madison against Keystones Savannah Channell. drives past Keystones Skylar Rollins. Keystones Savannah Keystones Victoria Snider beat Bradfords Chloe Raab to a rebound. the ball against defensive pressure by Bradfords Tornadoes top Indians in turnoverBY CLIFF SMELLEY points during a 7-2 run to close the game, giving the Bradford High School girls basketball team a 39-33 District 5-2A win over Keystone Heights on Jan. 12 in Starke. Bradford (6-8) improved to 4-3 in the district and is in third place behind Newberry and Interlachen. Keystone (5-10) place in the six-team district. In the end, the game came down to who could take advantage of turnovers, which were prevalent as the teams combined for more than 70. All of the Tornadoes last seven points came following turnovers. with 12 points, scored eight points in all off fourth-quarter turnovers. The game got off to an incredibly sloppy start as the teams combined to turn the ball over more than 10 times before pair of free throws by Bradfords Jahmya Henderson with 3:38 the Indians Savannah Channell scored on a drive to the basket at the 2:33 mark. It wasnt quite as slow of a start to the second quarter, but the teams combined to score minutes. A Haley Julius drive resulted in Keystone taking an 11-10 lead with two minutes remaining in the half. Brittnee Smileys free throw for the Tornadoes tied the score. Talia Brown then knocked down a jumper to put Bradford ahead 1311. Keystones Karyn Teemely hit a jumper off a Channell assist to tie the score before halftime. The Indians opened the second half with an 8-1 run. Channell scored on a drive to the basket and later added another score off her own offensive rebound. Julius then sank two straight jump shots for a 21-14 lead. Bradford responded by outscoring Keystone 13-3 the rest of the quarter. Jade Baker grabbed an offensive rebound and promptly made a jumper. Smiley made a three-pointer, which tied the score. Henderson grabbed a defensive rebound and threw a pass downcourt to scored off a turnover to make the score 25-21 in favor of the Tornadoes before Keystones Julius made two free throws. Raynisha Hunter and Regina Roberts each made a free throw for Bradford, while Teemely added a free throw for Keystone, making the score 27-24 in favor of the Tornadoes entering the fourth quarter. Keystones Madison Heskett tied the score on an old-fashioned quarter, but a pair of Henderson free throws gave Bradford the lead for good. Free throws by Julius and Victoria Snider pulled the Indians within one point later layup off a turnover to put the Tornadoes ahead 34-31. A steal by Sara Foster led to another had a steal, was fouled in the act of shooting, making one free throw to increase the Bradford off her own backcourt steal, points. See GIRLS, 9B works while being closely guarded.


Thursday, January 18, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 9B 40 Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 in which makes it illegal to ad vertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any such prefer ence, limitation or discrim ination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodi ans, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not know ingly accept any advertis ing for real estate in which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this news paper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimi nation, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005. 42 Motor Vehicles & Accessories $CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352771-6191. 47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE for rent. 113 E. Call St. Call Freddie American Dream Realty at 904-5099893. 48 Homes for Sale FOR SALE BY OWNER. 3BR/2BA HOUSE. Sepa rate washer/dryer room, large den, carport, fenced yard, storage building. $129,000. 105 Epperson St., Starke. Info 904-3649022 3BR/2BA HOME. Includ house. With 2 car garage. 1005 Palm St. Starke, Fl. House newly renovated, new windows, roof, car bath, new appliances. City fenced. Nice neighbor hood, near school. Move in ready. $177,000. Call 904-364-9022 for appointment to see home. 50 For Rent 2BR/1BA APT. CH/A. Electric range, refrig. hook-up, close to schools. $650/mo. 1st mo. and sec. deposit. Service animals only, references. Call 904966-1334. WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-468-1323 NEWLY RENOVATED mobile homes. 3 BR/ 2 BA DW and 2 BR/ 2 BA. (One) 16x80 2 BR/2 BA. Lake Butler. 1-678-4386828. OFFICE SPACE for reception area, kitchen, handicap accessible. Fenced area for vehicle security. $1400/mo. Lease required. Please call 904364-9022. DOUBLE WIDE mobile home & House for rent. 904-769-6260, 904-9645006. RETIRED SINGLE LADY. Looking for female room mate. Furnished bedroom with private bath in large, clean, 2-story home. Quiet, safe neighborhood. $300/mo. plus $50 de posit. Please no children. 386-496-1062 or 904-2630366. HOMES IN KEYSTONE HEIGHTS & STARKE. All are 2BR/2BA Great loca tion. CH/A. Extra clean. From $650 up to $950/mo. Senior & military discounts offered. Call 904-6135715 or 352-478-8321. HOUSE ON LAKE GE NEVA. 2BR/1 & 1/2 BA. CH/A. Large living room, dining, room, kitchen combination. Beautiful full fourth room with W/D hookup in one end & pos al small enclosed porch connected to master Bed room. $800/mo. Includes maintenance & lawn care. Discounts available. 352475-3440. 53 A Yard Sales INDOOR FLEA MARKET @ Bradford Fair Grounds. 01/20. 8-? Collectibles, crafts, woodworks, plants, & more. Great prices! Booth rental fees go to the FFA scholarship program. 61 Scriptures NOVENA TO ST. JUDE Oh Holy St. Jude, apostle and martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful interceptor of all who invoke your special patronage in times of need, to you I have re course from the depths of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition, in return, I prom ise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked, say three Our and Glories for nine con secutive days. Publication must be prom ised, DMB. 65 Help Wanted HELP WANTED UNION COUNTY SOLID WASTE/ ROAD DEPARTMENT Clerical position. Must have experience and crosoft Word, Email, etc. Ability to operate comput Ability to multi-task, show ical calculations. Ability to crate and maintain records and complete payroll in a timely fashion. Must show professional ism through oral, written and typed communication. Ability to work under little or no supervision, must be self-motivated to complete tasks and meet deadlines. Minimum of 2 years ex perience in a secretarial position. Apply at Union County Solid Waste. Position closes at 3:00 p.m. on January 24, 2017. Union County Board of County Commissioners is an equal opportunity em ployer and gives Veterans Preference. TEMPORARY FARM LABOR: Morris & Morris Farms, Shorter, AL, has 2 positions, 3 mo. exp. op erating large farm equip. and machinery for culti vating, fertilizing, tilling, planting, harvesting & transporting oilseed crops; maintain building, equip & vehicles; long periods of standing, bending & able to lift 75#; must able to clean MVR within 30 days; once hired, workers may be required to take em ployer paid random drug tests; testing positive/fail ure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment; em ployer provides free tools, equipment, housing and daily trans; trans & sub sistence expenses reimb.; $10.95/hr, increase based on exp., may work nights, weekends, holidays & asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 3/01/18 12/15/18. Review ETA790 require ments and apply with JO# 2337692 at nearest FL 850-245-7105. TEMPORARY FARM LABOR: M&M Leasing, Cleveland, MS, has 4 po sitions, 6 mo. exp. operat ing large machinery & row crop equip. for cultivating, tilling, fertilizing, planting, harvesting & transporting grain & oilseed crops, op erating grain bin facilities, watering crops; maintain building, equip & vehicles; long periods of standing, bending & able to lift 75#; must able to obtain MVR within 30 days; once hired, workers may be required to take employer paid random drug tests; testing positive/failure to comply may result in im mediate termination from employment; employer provides free tools, equip ment, housing and daily trans; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.73/ hr, increase based on exp., may work nights, weekends, holidays & asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 3/01/18 12/20/18. Review ETA790 require ments and apply with JO# MS243109 at nearest FL 850-245-7105. TEMPORARY FARM LABOR: Tricotn II, Shaw, MS, has 1 positions, 3 mo. operating large farm equip. for tilling, plant ing, fertilizing, planting, harvesting & transporting grain & oilseed crops, irrigation maintenance; maintain building, equip & vehicles; long periods of standing, bending & able to lift 75#; must able to clean MVR within 30 days; once hired, workers may be required to take em ployer paid random drug tests; testing positive/fail ure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment; em ployer provides free tools, equipment, housing and daily trans; trans & sub sistence expenses reimb.; $10.73/hr, increase based on exp., may work nights, weekends, holidays & asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 3/1/18 11/1/18. Review ETA790 requirements and apply with JO# MS242069 at nearest FL Workforce 7105. INDUSTRIAL CON STRUCTION $16/hr. minimum. Looking for someone to pick me up in Raiford. Please call Jimmy for details. 904-796-9227 HELP WANTED UNION COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT GENERAL LABORER/IN MATE SUPERVISOR I This is a full time position. Applicant must be able to successfully pass a drug screen and the DOC background check. This position is Monday-Friday From 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.. Please apply in person at the Union County Road Department, 15285 SW 84th Street or the Board of County Commissioners 15 NE 1st Street, Lake Butler, Florida 32054. Union County is an equal opportunity employer and gives Veterans Prefer ence. DRYWALL: METAL FRAMERS and drywall hangers needed. Apply to J.E. Abercrombie, Inc. at 9111 Galveston Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32211 between 7:00am and 9:30am or email contact info to EOE. Drug Test Required. TEMPORARY FARM LABOR: Clark Planting Partnership, Ruleville, MS, has 4 positions, 3 mo. exp. operating farm equipment, backhoe & tractors w/GPS for culti vating, fertilizing, planting & harvesting rice, corn & soybean crops, irrigation maint., clean grain bins; maintain building, equip & vehicles; long periods of standing, bending & able to lift 75#; must able to clean MVR within 30 days; once hired, workers may be required to take em ployer paid random drug tests; testing positive/fail ure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment; em ployer provides free tools, equipment, housing and daily trans; trans & sub sistence expenses reimb.; $10.73/hr, increase based on exp., may work nights, weekends, holidays & asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 2/25/18 11/01/18. Review ETA790 require ments and apply with JO# MS242040 at nearest FL 850-245-7105. 2 JOBS: Part-time posi tion for infant care, M-F, 6:30 AM 11 AM; one full-time position in early education. Call Shawna at 352.473.4040. DAYCARE: Two K-3 po sitions at accredited Hope Christian Academy. Call Shawna at 352.473.4040. BRADFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT BUS DRIVING CLASS. Orientation is at 5:30pm January 16, 2018 at the Driving Range lo cated on SR 230E. Please have your class B CDL permits with Passenger and School Bus endorse ments in hand you must also have a High School Diploma or GED. For more information please contact Louette Smith @ 904-9666734 or Tonya Barnhart @904-966-6735. Tri-County Classifieds Bradford Union Clay Reach over 27,000 Readers Every Week!INDEX40 Notice 41 Vehicles Accessories 42 Motor Vehicles 43 RVs & Campers 44 Boats 45 Land for Sale 46 Real Estate Out of Area 47 Commercial Property Rent, Lease, Sale 48 Homes for Sale 49 Mobile Homes for Sale 50 For RentWord Ad Classified Tuesday, 12:00 noon Classified Display Tuesday, 12:00 noon 964-6305 473-2210 496-2261 NOTICEClassified Advertising should be paid in advance unless credit has already been established with the newspaper. A $3.00 service charge will be added to all billing to cover postage and handling. All ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser at the time of placement. However, the classified staff cannot be held responsible for mistakes in classified advertising taken by phone. The newspaper rese rves the right to correctly classify and edit all copy or to reject or cancel any advertisements at any t ime. Only standard abbrevations will be accepted.63 Love Lines 64 Business Opportunity 65 Help Wanted 66 Investment Opportunity 67 Hunting Land for Rent 68 Rent to Own 69 Food Supplements 70 Money to Lend 72 Sporting Goods 73 Farm Equipment 74 Computers & Computer Accessories 51 Lost/Found 52 Animals & Pets 53 Yard Sales 54 Keystone Yard Sales 55 Wanted 56 Trade or Swap 57 For Sale 58 Building Materials 59 Personal Services 60 Secretarial Services 61 Scriptures 62 Vacation/TravelCLASSIFIED DEADLINES TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED USE YOUR PHONE (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! 904-964-6305 This auction offers a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, vintage items, warehouse shelving & pallet racking. Numerous pieces and styles of depression glass | Milk glass | Carnival glass Cut glass pieces | Brass Beds double and single | Antique wooden beds | Iron beds | Oak Ladder Back chairs | Antique Childs Oak Platform Rocker | Antique Oak corner tables | Water Pitchers & Bowls | Brass Fire Extinguisher | Marble Top Table | Antique Humpback Trunks | Birdhouses | 150 piece brass Flatware Set | Vintage & antique toys | Vintage Stoneware | Several Crocks | Noritake China | Copeland China | Antique Tools | Antique Food Grinders Old Records Platform Scales | Large Framed Bevel edge Mirrors | Miter Saw | Antique & Vintage Cookware | Vintage Pfaltzgra Dishes | Vintage Cam-O Wooden School Camera | Antique Coee Grinder Several Oil Lamps Collectible Plates Several Mantle Clocks | Grandfather Clock | Antique Wardrobes | Treadle Sewing Machines | Several Pie Safes | Vintage Shelving | Bookcases | Old Light Fixtures | Figurines | Decorative Pieces | Vintage Enamel Pans | Vintage Enamel Top Table | Antique Push Lawn Mower | Knife Sets | Vintage Dishes | Framed Prints to include Elvis & Marilyn Monroe | Silver Platters & Serving pieces Old Baskets | Large quantity of pallet shelving, 8,10 & 12 feet tall | Table high shelving, shopping cart corrals & MORE | 18* Equipment Trailer w/ ramps | 6x10 Trailer w/ramps | Ford E350 Bus w/diesel engine | Toyota 4,000 lb forkleft, LP gas AB1698 AU2214 AU4529 Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:00 AM Bradford County Fairgrounds, Starke, FL INSPECTION: Friday, January 26, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM work with JetBlue, United, Delta and othersstart here with hands on training for FAA certification. Financial aid if qualified. Call AIM 888-242-2649. Out of Area Classifieds Before foreclosure sold for $134,900. Special Financing. Sellingoff Jan. 27th Info: www. Florida Waterfront Marketing, LLC. Licensed Real Estate Broker. HELP WANTEDUNION COUNTY SOLID WASTE/ROAD DEPARTMENTClerical position. Must have experience and prociency in Excel, Microso Word, Email, etc. Ability to operate computer and oce equipment. Ability to multi-task, show prociency in mathematical calculations. Ability to create and maintain records and complete payroll in a timely fashion. Must show professionalism through oral, written and typed communication. Ability to work under little or no supervision, must be self-motivated to complete tasks and meet deadlines. Minimum of 2 years experience in a secretarial position. Apply at Union County Solid Waste. Position closes at 3:00 p.m. on January 24, 2017. Union County Board of County Commissioners is an equal opportunity employer and gives Veterans Preference. 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Equal Housing Opportunity 801 South Water Street Starke, FL 32091 TDD/TTY 711 1, 2, & 3 bedroom HC & NonHC accessible apartments.This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity Sat & Sun Hwy 301 New YearGo Green/Recycle & Reuse Find Wonderful, Barely Used Merchandise Interesting items to Repurpose Unique Vintage Pieces with eight steals apiece. The Indians, which got a rebound putback from Snider for minutes. Henderson and Smiley each Bradford, which also got four points from Brown. Baker and Hunter had three and two points, respectively, with Foster and Roberts each adding one. Hunter had eight rebounds, Julius and Channell led Keystone with nine and eight points, respectively, while Heskett and Snider each had Bright had three and two points, respectively, with Skylar Rollins adding one. The Tornadoes entered the game off a 46-42 district win over had 16 points and eight steals, while Roberts had 10 points and 15 rebounds. Henderson, who had nine rebounds, added nine points, while Foster had seven points. Baker had three points, with Brown adding one. Prior to playing Bradford, Keystone hosted district opponent Interlachen, losing 38-37 on Jan. 9. Julius had 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Snider and Heskett had 13 and 11 rebounds, respectively. Channell and Snider scored seven and six points, respectively, while Heskett had four. Lexi Northway added three points. Bradford played Middleburg this past Tuesday and will host three straight district games: Interlachen on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m., Pierson Taylor on Friday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. and Newberry on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. Bradfords junior varsity team plays at 5 p.m. prior to the Taylor game. Keystone played Pierson Taylor this past Tuesday and will host Bishop Snyder on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. The Indians then travel to play district opponent Fort White on Monday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. The JV team plays prior to each game at 5:30 p.m. GIRLS


Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Tornadoes top Tigers 95-49 drives against Union Countys Agelu Nunu in the Tornadoes 95-49 win while also getting double lifters to Region BY CLIFF SMELLEY After sending six girls weightlifters to regional competition in each of the last two years, Keystone Heights High School is sending eight this year, as determined by their performances at the Jan. 12 District 7-1A in Interlachen. The top six lifters in each class earned the right to advance to held Jan. 17 in St. Augustine after press time. Hannah Forshee was the runner-up in the 110 class with a 160 total. Placing third behind her was teammate Kamrey Dowdy, who had a 115 total. This is the second time in three years each lifter has earned the right to move on. Also taking third was Isabella Hanna, who had a 200 total in the 129 class, and Isabel Woodell, who had a 240 total in the 169 class. Three lifters earned fourthwith a 205 total in the 119 class, Kayle Daily with a 175 total in the 154 class and Kayla Goodin with a 195 total in the 199 class. Dearborn advanced for the second time in three years. Makayla Smith also earned a regional berth for the second with a 180 total in the 199 class. weightlifters win title BY CLIFF SMELLEY High School girls weightlifting championship, topping Bradford, Fort White, Santa Fe, Suwannee and Taylor County at the Jan. White. In all, Union will send 12 lifters to the Wednesday, Jan. 17, The top six lifters in each class earned the right to advance. They went crazy, Union lifters. They jumped, and they hollered. They cried. The most important thing they did? They wanted to pray and thank God. It was business as usual for Brandy McCoy, who competes in the 199 class. The junior has now won a third straight district title as she eyes winning a third straight state championship. Her 360 total (225 bench press, 135 clean and jerk) was nowhere near what shes capable of (she had a 480 total in winning state her do what it took to win. As it was, she still won comfortably. There was nobody in her said. Mia Jackson won her second straight title by winning the 169 class with a 340 total (185, 155). Breyonce Cummings battled it out with Bradfords Auriyanna Hankerson in the 183 class. 305 total, but Cummings was awarded the championship due to the weigh-in tiebreaker (she weighed two-tenths of a pound less than Hankerson). She had a 155 bench press and a 150 clean and jerk. Kurston Bakken was the unlimited runner-up last year when she was a student at Bradford High School. This year, she won the class with a 495 total (290, 205). Her bench press and clean and jerk were both personal records and school records. Also winning championships were: Katie Tomlinson with a 145 total (70, 75) in the 101 class, Josie Godwin with a 325 total (170, 155) in the 139 class and Taylor Gainey with a 280 total (135, 145) in the 154 class. Godwins bench press was a personal record. Erica Roseke was the runnerup in the 119 class with a 195 total (100, 95), while the following each placed third: Madelyn Whitehead with a 215 total (110, 105) in the 129 class, Reah Jones with a 225 total (115, 110) in the 139 class and Cora Johnston with a 220 total (110, 110) in the 154 class. Sydney Personette will also after posting a 175 total (90, 85) in the 110 class. their goal this season was to win the state championship as a team. Winning the District 4 Im praying for two more Katie Tomlinson, Madelyn Whitehead, Brandy McCoy, Kyler Rodgers.