Weekly deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. Phone 904-964-6305 Fax 904-964-8628 firstname.lastname@example.org www.StarkeJournal.com The Sweetest Strawberries this side of Heaven USPS 062-700 Stark e, Florida Thursday, January 25, 2018 138 th Year 25 th Issue 75 Cents Interested in college? New Student Night is for you Santa Fe College Andrews Center will host New Student Night in the Cultural Building, 201 E. Call St., on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. New Student Night is for graduating high school students and members of the community who are interested in attending Santa Fe College. The session will go over and scholarships. Advisors from the Andrews Center, health sciences, business, emerging technologies, zoo, other departments will be attending to talk with prospective students. This is a great opportunity to take Fe College student; receive a lot of information in a relaxed atmosphere and make contact with people who can help you get started. Standing in the Gap Middle and high school students, as well as their parents, are invited to engage with Bradford High School graduates who are returning home to share their personal strategies for setting goals, overcoming obstacles and achieving success on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Santa Fe College Cultural Building, 201. E. Call St. in Starke. Receive educational motivation from positive role models and win fun door prizes. For more information, please contact contact Stacey Ledvina at 352-395-5648 or stacey.ledvina@ sfcollege.edu. Register for spring basketball Concerned Citizens of Bradford County are taking applications for the spring Youth Basketball League. Registration is $30 (due at time of registration) for children age 4 to 13 years old. Registration ends Jan. 31. Applications are available from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday at please call Sherry Williams at 352278-3540, Alica McMillian at 904966-1100 or Timothy at 904-6696881. Chamber banquet tickets on sale Tickets are on sale for the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerces annual meeting and banquet. The Great Gatsby-themed evening will evoke the Roaring s. The catered dinner will feature the presentation of business and community honors as well as the annual fundraising auctions for the Bradford County Education Foundation. Tickets are $50 and tables for 10 may be reserved. Prepare your best 1920s attire and plan to be there on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Gov. Charley E. Johns Conference Center. The social hour and silent auction begins at 5 p.m. Community News Before and after ... The city of Starke, the Bradford County Board of County Commissioners, the New River notorious parcel on Weldon Street across from the Bradford-Union Technical Center. The school board acquired the property last year. According to Starke City Manager Bob debris and the structure from the property. Pictured is city contractor John Sasser operating the grappling truck while Starke utilities employee Eddie McGee uses a bucket truck to remove tree limbs from the work area. Photos and story by Dan Hildebran, managing editor. School health team awarded after audit Telegraph Editor Those who provide health services in Bradford County Schools have gone above and beyond in their work, according to Assistant Superintendent David Harris, backing up that statement with the results of a recent audit. The Florida Department of Health audited three schools this past November: Bradford Middle School, Starke Elementary School and Hampton Elementary School. The work is taken for granted, but Harris said a lot has changed over the years when it comes to school nursing and health services. They are required to do much more with much less. A prior audit highlighted achievements including screenings being performed ahead of schedule. more than 200 employees, and the hepatitis B vaccine was administered to at-risk staff. The elementary schools were recognized for their walking programs, and the audit noted the presence of a behavior health specialist and dental health teams. Bradford earned a bronze level Healthy School District award. Superintendent of Schools Stacey Creighton, Theresa Roper, Mary Coleman, August Alford, Crystal Crawford, Karen Henry and Kathy Brown. See HEALTH, 4A Teacher-district negotiations still stuck Telegraph Editor Teachers and the school district were no closer to a deal following the Jan 16 bargaining session, although they stopped just short of declaring an impasse. It is still not compensation that is holding up the agreement between the district and the Bradford Education Association, but that is the carrot that the district is dangling in order to get other contract changes approved. When the district proposed its latest compensation deal, it came packaged with a change that would remove protection from involuntary job transfers from the teacher contract. We are offering three steps. We want to bring our teachers back to where we need to be, Harris said, meaning not three years behind the salary schedule. We want to start off the new year having teachers on the correct step they should be. Teachers and education support professionals would receive two steps (or placement levels) retroactive to July and a third step after the contract salary schedule would receive 50 cents more an hour. Assistant Superintendent David Harris called it a fair offer, adding the language changes are not something the school board is willing to give up. Annette Kinsey, Suwannee River service unit director for the Florida See STUCK, 2A Neighbor arrested for murdering Cooper BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The Clay County Sheriffs it arrested a neighbor of murder victim Jordan Cooper. Joe Arthur Turner, 27, was charged with the 25-yearold Keystone Heights womans murder and sexual battery last Friday. Chief Wayne McKinney said investigators after he was accused of a Nov. 1 burglary on the same road that both he and Cooper lived on: Payne Road. County nixes internet idea Telegraph Editor Dueling philosophies on a public versus private response to the lack of broadband internet in the county led to the Bradford County Commission voting to reject the public alternative. Chris Thurow, the countys IT director, had requested the board support a request for a $575,000 legislative appropriation to begin laying the infrastructure for a county owned and operated internet service. Thurow was scheduled to make his presentation in February, but that was moved up to Jan. 18 when the county was told it should have funding requests in to the state by the end of last week. He and those who worked on putting the initiative together called it Connecting Bradford. Bradford is connected, but the data trickles altogether, he said. Weve had numerous times in Bradford County where the internet has been down. Businesses are losing revenue. Basically, our community See NET, 8A Turner See MURDER, 4A
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Sounds like he was being pampered, but in reality, futon, manicure and sushi were three of the words he spelled correctly in the Bradford County district spelling bee, which was hosted by the Bradford County Education Foundation on Jan. 11 at the Santa Fe College Cultural Center in Starke. VanDoren, who earned the right to participate as the Lawtey Elementary spelling bee champ, spelled six words correctly grader Carolyn Adams were the only ones left standing of the original 12. VanDoren correctly spelled futon, while Adams, Starke Elementarys spelling bee champ, incorrectly spelled gardenia. The rules dictated that VanDoren would then have to spell another word correctly to win the bee. He did so when he was given the word manicure. By winning, VanDoren advances to the First Coast Spelling Bee, which will be held March 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jacksonville Public Librarys Hicks Auditorium. The winner Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. VanDoren and Adams each received a trophy. They and their parents will be recognized at the Feb. 12 Bradford County School Board meeting. Entering the third round, half of the participants remained, but only VanDoren and Adams advanced, with VanDoren correctly spelling sushi and Adams correctly spelling decoy. VanDoren correctly spelled while Adams correctly spelled talc. Also competing were: Matthew Moore (Lawtey runnerup), Carson McKenzie (Starke runner-up), Zeta McClellan (Southside champion), Garrison Ritch (Southside runnerup), Isaiah Scott (Hampton champion), Kevin Mobley (Hampton runner-up), Kendall Cook (Brooker champion), Drake Benejam (Brooker runnerup), Claire Markwich (Bradford Middle champion) and Ryan Moss (Bradford middle runnerup). All participants received gift bags, courtesy of local sponsors: the Bradford County Education Foundation, McDonalds and Florida Twin Theatre. The Jacksonville Sports Council was also a sponsor. Troy Appling, an instructor at Florida Gateway College, served as pronouncer, while Bradford County Education Foundation members Cheryl Canova, Randy Jones and Shannon Rowe were judges. Superintendent Stacey Creighton is pictured with the top two spellers at the district spelling bee: champion the right to compete in the March 9 First Coast Spelling Bee. Education Foundation, which hosted the Jan. 11 event: (front, l-r) Isaiah Scott (Southside), Carson McKenzie (Starke), Ryan Moss (Bradford Middle), Claire Markwich (Bradford Middle), Kevin Mobley (Hampton), Garrison Ritch (Southside), Kendall Cook (Brooker), (back) BCEF President Cheryl Canova, B.J. Warwick, BCEF Randy Jones, Aimee Thornton, BCEF President-Elect Lila Sellars and Shannon Rowe. Education Association, said BEA was willing to make a tentative agreement on the changes proposed under teaching conditions: moving planning periods for middle and high school teachers from the zero period to the school day and allowing teachers to work for home on some planning days. If that happens, then they could address the compensation package and the changes to involuntary transfers, she said. The district, however, insisted its a package deal. Harris said the board wont agree to any of the changes unless the union accepts them all. For the union, losing any protection from involuntary transfers was too Both sides agree that involuntary transfers are infrequent, and that the contract actually offers very little protection. Those without But a principal can move an employee at will within the school and, the superintendent can transfer employees between schools when necessary. So if that is the case, why is the district insisting the clause come out of the contract? Why is the union insisting it remain? Well from teacher Audrey Eagles perspective, it may be weak protection, but if it comes out of the contract she said teachers will never be able to get it back. Harris had tried to suggest otherwise. At the end of the day, teachers work for the school district and the superintendent and school board have to assign them where they will be most effective, Harris said. Sometimes they are acting at the direction of the state, which calls for a redistribution of effective and highly effective teachers when schools earn D or F grades. Harris said the state also protects students from being assigned to poorly evaluated teachers two years in a row. In a situation where that may occur, we may be forced to move some teachers around, he said. The current language would prevent us from being able to follow the statute. Kinsey pointed out that the district only had two teachers remaining with needs improvement evaluations and none who were unsatisfactory. It seemed like a nonissue and they couldnt understand why the district was insisting on changing the contract. Harris said if the need arises, the board needs the power to act. Basically, were holding up salaries for a little bit of language, he told the union, a complaint that didnt sit well with its negotiators. Kinsey said the districts determination to change the language was also holding up pay raises, recalling it also took the district multiple meetings to offer three steps. Dont put the blame on us. Dont look at us and say that were stopping these people from getting their money because that can be looked at both ways, she said. Were not holding it up. We are protecting something that has been in place that the employees we have talked to feel strongly about. They dont want this language to go through. Both sides have just said that the superintendent can do whatever the superintendent wants to do, teacher Karen Bowen said. Why are we arguing over this? Why are we even changing it? Harris said they were very close, but the union was ready to declare an impasse. If were saying this is a package deal and you cannot sign off on the teaching conditions those two proposals that weve already hashed out and that we have to accept this as all or nothing, then we accept nothing, Kinsey said. They decided to schedule a follow-up meeting after the board and superintendent are able to hold another executive session. Kinsey discussed countering with a compensation proposal that increased the longevity bonus for those at the top of the teaching salary schedule as well as making the third step retroactive to Jan. 1. The next bargaining session is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 2, at 3:35 p.m. STUCK Continued from 1A Test drive a car, raise money for schools On Jan. 26 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Murray CDJR of Starke will host a Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms fundraiser for Bradford Middle School. During the event, parents and friends of the school will have the opportunity to earn a $10 contribution, up to $2,000, for Bradford Middle students, by taking a brief test drive in the minivan available on the market. Any licensed driver, age 18 or older, may drive and earn $10 on the schools behalf. Murray CDJR of Starke will provide vehicles and staff to assist drivers with fundraising test drives and any questions they may have. Additionally, all test drive participants will be entered into the 2017 FCA U.S. National Sweepstakes at registration for a chance to win $45,000 towards an eligible vehicle from any one of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Truck and FIAT brands. For more information, visit www.cars4classrooms.com.
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Post Commander Raymond Hunt said the Legion will be holding a ceremony of its own to commemorate the men following its weekly 8 a.m. breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 3. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. at the post home on Edwards Road in Starke. The American Legion shares the story of the four chaplains Methodist, Jewish, Roman Catholic and Dutch Reformed so their legacy of brotherhood remembered. More than 900 U.S. troops, merchant seamen and civilian workers were crowded onto the USAT Dorchester on Feb. 2, 1943. The former luxury ship was one of three in a convoy navigating the icy waters, transporting troops from Newfoundland to a U.S. base in Greenland. German U-boats were known to stalk the waters and had sunk multiple ships. They were in dangerous territory, and tragedy struck again. In spite of an order to sleep with their life jackets on, many ignored the warning because of the heat and discomfort. The chaplains Revs. George L. Fox and Clark V. Poling, Rabbi Alexander D. Goode and Father John P. Washington helped distribute life jackets as the Dorchester sank that night. When there were no more to hand out, the men took off their own jackets and gave them to four frightened young men. Rabbi Goode did not call out for a Jew, and Father Washington did not call out for a Catholic. Nor did Rev. Fox and Rev. Poling call out for a Protestant. They simply gave their life jackets to those next in line. Survivors in rafts later told of seeing the four chaplains arm in arm on the deck of the sinking ship singing hymns and saying prayers. They were among the 672 who died that night and are remembered for their faith, They were posthumously given the Distinguished Service Crosses and Purple Hearts in 1944, and in 1961, President Eisenhower bestowed the Medal of Heroism, a one-time award intended to have the same weight as the Medal of Honor. John P. Washington. I did a hike! Gold Head Branch State Park will participate in the 10th annual I Did A Hike! set for Saturday, Feb. 24. This 11-mile hike is the premier annual fundraiser Trail Association. Have the opportunity to hike a portion of the over 1000-mile long Florida Trail. Tickets are $20 per person (proceeds support the trail) along with a $5 per vehicle entry fee into Gold Head. Registration is at the rec building in the picnic area of the park from 8 to 10 a.m. that morning. Gold Head will then shuttle hikers to the starting point at Camp Blanding. There are take-out points along the way if the overall hike is too long. No pets are permitted, but service animals are welcome. Telegraph Editor Bradford County Emergency Management has some potentially very good news for those affected by extreme Hurricane Irma. Multiple reasons have been so bad, but among them is the amount of debris including fallen trees in Alligator Creek and Sampson River that inhibited continue rising even after the rain had stopped. Bradford County Emergency Management Director Ray Shuford announced to the county commission last week that it may receive close to $2 million in funding to clean out that debris. The county had been encouraged to apply to USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection Program, which can assistance for debris removal from stream channels, road culverts and bridges; reshaping and protecting eroded banks; and correcting damaged drainage facilities. Shuford said he followed up on citizen Paul Stills suggestion and sent a letter seeking funds, and he was able to meet with representatives from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to discuss Bradford Countys needs. We presented to them both the Sampson River and the entirety of Alligator Creek as eminent county. Its going to impact a lot of people if we dont get some help with it, he said. an application to clean up 13 miles of waterways in Bradford County for $1.95 million. The county would have 220 days to complete the project if the funding is awarded, placing it inside of the next hurricane season, but not too far, Shuford said. Were going to try to make that 220 days and get this done once and for all, and get these folks out here some relief, he said. Rather than the 75 percent previously quoted, the county could be eligible for up to 90 percent of the necessary funding. That leaves 10 percent of the project to be funded by in-kind services on the countys part or potentially through additional funding from the Suwannee River Water Management District. Suwannee River Water Management District has already provided a grant to clean out a portion of Sampson River. Shuford said the county should three weeks. County attorney Will Sexton was credited with writing the letter than captured the conservation services attention. They know the problem and Sheriff Gordon Smith, adding they cant promise an end to everything possible to prevent it. to private road policy Telegraph Editor The Bradford County Commission may make an exception to its longtime policy in order to offer some relief to private road residents. Robert Sowards, who lives off of Southeast 51st Avenue near Hampton, appeared again to insist the county commission do something about the state of the road. Unlike other streets in the area, Southeast 51st is privately owned by the residents, so the county doesnt maintain it. Legally, the county should not be using public resources on the private road. Even in an emergency, such as the aftermath of a natural disaster, the county is limited to restoring a damaged road to its pre-disaster condition, not making any improvements. Sowards described Southeast 51st Avenues potholes as deep and unavoidable. Recent shoulder maintenance on Southeast 49th Avenue left it narrow and dangerous as well. The sand it too soft to drive on. made that part of it even worse, he said. Sowards said residents need the road repaired and are willing to give up the right of responders can drive down. Everybody that lives on that road and Ive talked to everybody there says, You tell the county well do whatever we have to do give them the road if they think its ours whatever we have to do. Somebodys got to do something about this road, he said. The countys own rules keep the commission from accepting ownership of roads that have not already been paved. To do so would make the county responsible for that many more unpaved roads that it doesnt have the resources to maintain or pave. Sowards said the alternative could mean death for someone in an emergency. If not an emergency, the county could decide to treat the road as an exception. After being questioned by resident Jerry Kahn of Southeast 51st Loop, Commissioner Ross Chandler said he personally felt the county should do something to help. Commissioner Danny Riddick pointed out that the county grades the public roads in the area to a certain point, then travels around other side just to avoid grading 51st. He said thats the only place in Bradford County where that takes place, and hes been advocating the road department pave its way through. The holes are huge, Riddick said of the road, and our buses drive through their every day with the school kids, so theyve got to be bouncing their heads off the roof. For Chandler, the buses alone were enough reason to act, and Commissioner Kenny Thompson agreed. County Manager Brad Carter said it is a unique situation and believes the board could make an exception to its policy with the potential blessing of its attorney. We believe it is a unique situation, and I believe it does serve the public interest for the school buses, the rescue units, the law enforcement units, Carter said. Its boxed in and actually costs the county money not to grade it because we have to go around. It remains to be seen whether the board will perform work on the private road or make an exception to its policy and accept ownership of the road so it can maintain the road from this point forward. Carter said staff would have a recommendation at the boards next meeting. It also remains to be seen whether others on private roads will feel they are worthy of exceptional treatment. As Carter felt obligated to point out, there are many miles of unpaved private roads in the county that may not meet the same criteria, but the commission could nevertheless receive similar maintenance requests. In other business: The commission heard would add a new zoning category Commercial, Highway Interchange for businesses and light industries that locate at the interchanges of the Starke bypass. Another ordinance allows medical marijuana dispensaries in commercial and industrial areas but prohibits their placement in other locations. Citizen Paul McDavid attacked statistics previously given during discussion of the department that claimed more related, McDavid said. The majority were for emergency medical services and only 369 were calls for something other than that, he said, and there were The commission is evicting a tenant of a welding shop in Brooker for nonpayment of rent. The county acquired the property for use by the Brooker Fire Department. Sheriff Gordon Smith enforcement around Hampton Lake and inside the Hampton city limits in response to speeding. He said they are also looking at adjusting the speed limit on County Road 18 so it is more consistent. Emergency medical services received permission to apply for matching grants to place on unequipped volunteer school campuses throughout the county. Rights restoration The local chapter of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition will be having a meeting on Thursday, 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 felony 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.
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For Union County, the commissioners are Karen Cossey and Jimmy Tallman, for Bradford Kenny Thompson and Chris Daugherty and for Baker James Croft and Kathy Rhoden. The board meets monthly and receives reports from the director. Tricia Wylie is the third director of the co-op. She took the reins on Oct.16, coming north from her previous job in the Brevard County Library System, where she had worked since 2005. Wylie is originally from a small town in Indiana in a small county she said was very much like Union, home base for the co-op. She said she grew up was active in 4-H, in which she showed horses. She said she always enjoyed reading and was especially fond of the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder when she was growing up. The recession came to Indiana early, partly because the area was heavily based in the automotive industry, Wylie said. Up until that time, I had been a stay-at-home mom, but I moved to Florida with my family and started working. My the Titusville Public Library in Brevard County and I discovered I loved working in a library and had found what I really wanted to do. Wylie said she had taken some college classes, but did not get her bachelors degree in technical writing until 2010. She was working full time at the library, while she earned her masters degree in Library and Information Science. She continued to work technical processor and then as a reference librarian, until she saw the advertisement for the co-op position and applied. I thought the co-op job sounded interesting and like it would be a challenge, Wylie said. I have worked in quite a few library related jobs and I felt like that varied experience would help me be a success at this one. Wylie said one of the main focuses of her new job was to fund programs for the libraries. She has recently been working on a Mobile Maker Space grant, originally written by her predecessor, which focuses on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics). She is getting prepared for programming in these area for next year. Outreach is one of Wylies main goals. She said she feels that early literacy is very important and a large part of that is going out into the community to visit children and get them interested in, and ready to, read. She said she is also always on the community and help people in need. Wylie said she is enjoying Union County and all of the people she is meeting in the community and at all three libraries which make up the co-op (Emily Taber Memorial Library, Bradford County Public Library and Union County Public Library). She said everyone is making her feel welcome and more than willing to help her get a handle on the many facets of her job. When not at work, Wylie enjoys spending time with her three college-student children, hiking, mountain biking and, of course, reading. Currently, she said, she enjoys reading memoirs and travel narratives, but will never turn down a good read. I hope to do a good job here all three of the libraries the coop serves, Wylie said. I am always open to suggestions and welcome input from all the people in the libraries I work with on how to make our libraries the best that they can be. Tricia Wylie roles, the district wondered how the recent audit would go, but all prior corrective actions were completed, medications and paperwork were found to be in excellent order, and a random selection of 12 student records found them complete. The school clinics were bright and clean, and the staff were described as dedicated. Not only were emergency information cards complete and in order, the auditor commented it was the best contact card she had seen. In addition, all medications were current and locked away, and student care plans were described as great. While the high poverty rate results in an unhealthy community label, the school district is considered healthy, and system in the auditors two and a half years not to require any further corrective actions. School Health Coordinator Stacey Hendrix assisted in school health team, which consists of registered nurses and health aides, as well as the district staff members whom they train to run the school clinics. They truly are dedicated individuals, and I appreciate them more than they know. We do it together as a team, and Im very proud of them, Hendrix said. HEALTH Continued from 1A McKinney said that on Dec. 29, when deputies went to Turners home to arrest him, they found the defendant hiding in the attic of his home, and later discovered some of Coopers clothing in the residence. Detectives then obtained a search warrant for Turners DNA and then matched his genetic material to DNA found on a bandage placed on Cooper and on a rape kit. Cooper went missing on Nov. 25. The medical examiner determined she died of asphyxiation on Nov. 25 or 26. Deputies and members of other agencies searched the area around Little Rain Lake Park for two weeks following the womans disappearance. Investigators discovered her body in the attic of her home on Dec. 9 in what Sheriff Darryl Daniels called a highly-concealed location. McKinney said that although investigators are not aware of any relationship between Cooper and Turner, it is likely the two knew one another since they lived on the same street, were close in age and Cooper had an older brother around the age of Turner. McKinney also said Turner has not been cooperative with investigators. MURDER Continued from 1A Lawtey Spring Festival set The Lawtey Spring Festival will be held on Lake Street in Lawtey on Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The public is invited to join in a day of family fun as the theme, Its All About Fun With Family and Friends, suggests. The Trail Ridge Festival Organization of Lawtey has sponsored this exciting event since 2004 and look forward to a day of fun including the Little Miss and Little Mr. Pageant, cake auction, car show, entertainment, childrens activities, lots of good food, and much more.
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 5A Church Bradford Baptist Church located on S.R. 100, 1.3 miles east of U.S. 301, welcomes evangelist Chris Miller and his family on Sunday, Jan. 28. Miller will be speaking during a combined Sunday school class as well as the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services. For more information, please call Pastor Rick Jackson at 904-964-3708. 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. Greater Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church of Starke will hold its 70 th anniversary and 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 www.communitystatebank-fl.com 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 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 After the freeze With temperatures in the midtwenties, many outdoor plants in our community have endured some serious frost damage. Chances are, winter is not over, so read on to learn how to best prepare for your plants recovery. First, continue to cover your plants to protect from additional freezing events. After freezing events be sure to water. Plants can lose water after a freeze, especially on a sunny day, because the water in the soil or container medium is frozen. Watering the plants will give them available water and will also help thaw the soil. For those who want to get out in the garden and start pruning off all the dead branches: Be patient! Cold injury can kill spring bud tissue or just burn the leaves. But you wont be able to assess the damage until after the last frost and regrowth occurs. If you prune too early, you may be cutting off live tissue which can add more stress to the plant. Pruning to soon can stimulate tender regrowth which can be burned by late-spring frosts. One way to assess the damage is to scrape the bark along a branch. If the cambium layer under the bark is brown or black, it has sustained some damage. Many perennial plants will need to be pruned back to the ground. If their roots systems are well established they should rebound. Citrus sweeten with cool temperatures but freezing temperatures can ruin fruit. If temperatures below 28 degrees for four hours or more, consider harvesting fruit. Thoroughly wet the soil around the tree 24 hours before a freeze. Ground heat can be trapped by covering the entire tree with a fabric cover and using an outdoor electric light with an incandescent bulb for additional heat. If your tree is too large to cover completely, wrap the trunk with several layers of cloth. Be sure the graft is protected and the secured covering reaches all the way to the ground, and remove it when temperatures rise above freezing. Postpone pruning your citrus trees until spring, as newly pruned trees are more susceptible to cold damage. Our Southern lawns typically go dormant in the winter and they look dead. They will respond positively as it warms up and they get some routine water and fertilizer. You will not need to mow for some time; when you mow again, be sure to cut at the highest recommended height for your grass type. Scalping the lawn makes it harder for the grass to recover from dormancy. Remember, after a freeze, move slowly and be sure what you are pruning actually needs it! Laurie Compton, Master Gardener UF/IFAS is an equal opportunity institution. Library School (second row) Jack Gibson, Lily Snyder, Branson Johns, Alfonzo Jackson, Ryder Scott. Noah Martin, Jorden Rosier, Audrey Sullivan, Grace Keaton and Atreyu Deason. The Bradford County Public Library is located at 456 W. Pratt St. in Starke. For more information on these programs or other services, please call 904-368-3911 or visit www. bcplibrary.com. 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. Stress-free painting Jan. 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. An 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. Crazy Cake Art 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 Day Jan. 31 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. Bunny wreath class Feb. 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.
Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That CAPITAL ONE, N.A. AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGFY, LLC The holder of the following HERMER THOMAS, HERMER Florida. COUNTY COURTHOUSE, STARKE, RAY NORMAN BRADFORD COUNTY CLERK OF COURT DEPUTY CLERK NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That CAPITAL ONE, N.A. AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGFY, LLC The holder of the following Legal Description: 03739-0-00000 A parcel of land lying In the Northwest 1/4 of Southwest 1/4 of Section 28, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, being also a part of J.G. Alvarez Addition to Starke according to Map or Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 25, public records of Bradford County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: All of Lots Five (5), Six (6), Seven (7) and Eight (8), of Block Four (4), of said J.G. Alvarez Addition to the City of Starke and Commence at the Southwest comer of the intersection of Bay and Madison Streets in the City of Starke, and run Southerly along the Westerly boundary of Bay Street 508 feet to the Southerly boundary of Lafayette Street and Point of Beginning. From Point of Beginning thus described run thence South 25 degrees 56 minutes 19 seconds West 171 feet; run thence Easterly and parallel with the Southerly right of way line of Lafayette Street to the Southwest comer of said Lot Seven (7) of J.G. Alvarez Addition to Starke; run thence North and along the Westerly boundary of said Lots Six (6) and Seven (7) of Block Four (4) of J.G Alvarez Addition to Starke a distance of 160.60 feet, more or less, to the Southerly right of way line of Lafayette Street; run thence Westerly and along the Southerly right of way line of Lafayette Street to the Point of Beginning. Less and Except: A parcel of land lying in lot 5,6,7, and 8, Block 4 of J.G. Alvarez Addition to Starke, as per Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, page 25 of the public records of Bradford County, Florida; said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Commence at an iron pipe found at the Northeast corner of said Lot 5 and being on the Southerly boundary of the right of way of Lafayette Street for the Point of Beginning and run South 18 degrees 51 minutes 10 seconds West, along the Easterly boundary of said Lot 5 and 8, a distance of 168.34 feet of an iron pipe found at the Southeast corner of said Lot 8, also being the Southerly boundary of said Block 4; thence North 67 degrees 30 minutes 34 seconds West, along said Southerly boundary, 86.98 feet to a set iron rod; thence North 22 degrees 19 minutes 37 seconds East, 163.12 feet to an iron rod set on the Southerly boundary of the right of way of said Lafayette Street; thence South 71 degrees 07 minutes 41 seconds East, along last said Southerly boundary, 76.92 feet to the Point of Beginning, Description Florida. or Bidder at the BRADFORD COUNTY RAY NORMAN BRADFORD COUNTY CLERK OF COURT BY LISA BRANNON DEPUTY CLERK NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That STEVEN GOODMAN The holder of the following MATTIE DENNARD Florida. or Bidder at the BRADFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE, STARKE, FL on the RAY NORMAN BRADFORD COUNTY CLERK OF COURT BY LISA BRANNON, DEPUTY CLERK NOTICE AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF STARKE, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF ADULT ARCADE PROVIDING FINDINGS AND LIKE PRIZES IN ADULT ARCADE PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION VYSTAR CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. EXHIBIT A SITUATED IN THE CITY OF STARKE, COUNTY OF BRADFORD A PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING MORE OR LESS, BEING PORTIONS SUBDIVISION, LYING IN SECTION EAST, IN THE CITY OF STARKE, SAID PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FINEHAVEN SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING THUS DESCRIBED, RUN NORTH SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE LOCATED AT THE SE CORNER OF TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND ALSO ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PUBLIC RECORDS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS RAY NORMAN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MICHELLE L. GLASS, PA PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Protection Florida. in accordance with the following NOTICE NOTICE OF MEETING Central Florida will hold a Board of NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: See LEGALS, 8A
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 7A Dine. Shop. Buy.L OCALLY SUPPOR T STRENGTHEN BUILD OUR COMMUNITY Benefit Local Civic & Community GroupsOur community merchants support local Civic, Educational, Student and School Activities including: Band Football Pop Warner Baseball Softball Tennis Golf Student Clubs FFA KRA 4-H Scouting Groups & Explorers Churches, Church Groups & Events Senior Citizens Organizations Food Banks Health & Wellness Programs Veterans Groups, Organizations & Events When local businesses do well, so do students and local organizations which help build and strengthen the fabric of our community. Your local merchant wants to help support these community groups and activities, but they need your support in order to continue. Fulfill your familys wants and needs by buying locally! Invest in your own community by supporting local businesses.Build Communities Economic FoundationsSupporting local small businesses including restaurants, goods and services means investing in our present and our future : Keep money in the neighborhood. Locally owned businesses recirculate 70% more money back into their own local community than big box chain stores and restaurants. Embrace what makes us unique. Where we shop, eat, work, play and hang out makes our communities home. If we wanted to live someplace that was like everywhere else, we wouldnt be living in this region of Florida. Get better service. In a local business you know the person behind the counter and they know you. They have a deeper understanding of the products and services they are selling and they take the time to serve their customers. Create & keep good jobs. Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and account for the vast majority of job growth. Growing local businesses mean more jobs for residents and more taxes to invest in our own communities, churches, schools and groups. Honor Roll Lawton, Trent Nash, Noah Neats and Dylan Lassabe. Wilson. Ryland Rike. MAKING STRAIGHT A Kendall Cook. GRADERS MAKING NINE WEEKS: (l-r) Lindsey Degeus and Eli Hoyer.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: LEGALS can no longer afford or accept the high cost of degraded service, said Thurow. We dont merely want high-speed internet; we need it, he said. broadband is 25 megabits per second. The highest speed available to most in Bradford is 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload through DSL, and that bandwidth is shared, according to Thurow. Businesses can get 10 gigabits per second if they pay for the infrastructure and sign a long-term contract. While providers have gotten millions of dollars and federal money to bring broadband to rural areas, they have been shockingly reluctant to do it, Thurow said, bolstering his belief that wellknown providers, including those already in Bradford County, have no interest in providing the area with better service. County government already in the community, and Thurow said the IT department was proposing building upon that to provide what private companies wont. In three steps a one-, he said they could build a public utility. They would begin with a pilot program serving 20 customers, wirelessly offering 20 Mbps up and down (per user, not shared), which is very good for most commercial uses, Thurow said. We are already providing this service to the city (of Starke) and could also roll this out over the next three to six months up and down Highway 301 without a problem. The pilot participates would pay $200 a month for the 20/20 service, and the revenue collected would more than cover the countys known costs with enough wiggle room to absorb something unexpected. That will only increase as they expand to 50 customers with little additional overhead. After six months, and with funding support from the state over three years, they would expand the network. Over seven years the service would be pushed out into rural Bradford County as far as they can take it, relying on strategically positioned communications towers that are already in place. They would try to partner with the city of Starke, which already has utility customer billing in house, to perform that function. Im just providing facts, Thurow said. Im not selling anything. I have no dog in some options. The city needs some options, and I felt it was incumbent since we have such a strong internet and network backbone here in the county to provide another option, to provide services to the businesses and the citizens in the county. Commissioner Chris Dougherty raised several issues, such as the county contributing matching funds to the project while the city of Starke would have no such stake. He also said that by asking at the last minute, the county was already behind funding requests to the state for the fairgrounds and a new elementary school. The multiyear funding is not guaranteed. But his primary problem was with the county entering the internet business. Were not only not prepared to move forward with this, I think its a bad idea for the county to provide internet service to the citizens and be in that business, he said, adding the county doesnt have the support staff and would have to rely on a third party to install, maintain and repair the system. It should be privatized; it should not be a government run program, he said. Contrary to what Thurow had discussed, Dougherty who has been involved in an initiative to improve internet service in the county said he had reached out to multiple companies and said they do have plans to provide enhanced services. He said they included Comcast and Centurylink. At this point, I know its not great, but theyre moving forward to be able to provide those services, said Dougherty. People always say the reason theyre not here is its not dont need to be dipping our hands in it. Commission Chairman Ross Chandler, recalling past broken promises was not impressed. Those two, I wouldnt give a nickel for, he said of Comcast and Centurylink. After introducing Uniti Fiber to local businesses in a town hall last year, Dougherty said there were some moving forward with that as well, including the Thurow said Uniti provides big internet connections to heavy to communications towers, and even the county would be interested in purchasing bandwidth. Uniti is also willing to work with collectives of smaller users who band together to cover the infrastructure costs. Thurow insisted the county needs a better solution for the average user. Centurylink is not a solution, he said. Centurylink does not provide small-scale provisioning anymore. Centurylink would be happy to come in and provide you a 20/20 connection. Youre going running to it. Again, Thurow said he wasnt trying to sell anything. Im here to give you the facts, he said. I have worked for this county for 18 years. We have been promised and promised and promised and promised. Everybody comes in and promises things to this county. Centurylink is not an option. Uniti Fiber is not an option. Comcast is not an option. This county is a customer of Comcast. We pay them $1,500 a month for a large-scale connection. They do not want to sell it to individuals. They do not want to sell it to smaller businesses. Thurow said these are facts, but he also feels personally that the county is not going to get the service it needs. He said he, too, had reached out to those companies and asked them to come before the board and explain their plans for the county. They did not show up. County Clerk Ray Norman echoed Thurows statement about not trying to sell internet. He said he was asked by a board member to explore the issue. Whether you vote to go forward or not, thats not my call, said Norman, explaining why the IT department had put together the program. Im just simply doing my job upon a request. The request before the board was for permission to submit a local funding request to the state, and Dougherty moved to deny that request. He was backed by three other board members, and the vote was 4-1, with Commissioner Danny Riddick dissenting. Riddick said he didnt want to be in the internet business either, but he felt public action might be an incentive for a private company to come forward and take over, at which point the program could be privatized. NET Continued from 1A Healthy Living: Super Bowl Super Bowl festivities are a great time to socialize with family and friends, and cheer on your favorite team. While youre watching the game, and surrounded by pizza, wings, and other unhealthy options, try to keep your portion sizes under control. Before you arrive at the party, eat a healthy snack or meal. Indulge in a small portion of the game day foods, but limit yourself to a set amount before eating. Reach for the vegetable tray when youre feeling the urge to eat more wings. Be proactive and bring a healthy game day appetizer to ensure theres something nutritious to eat. During this years Super Bowl, try one of these delicious and healthy game day recipes: Apple Ladybug Treats Ingredients 2 red apples cup raisins 1 tablespoon peanut butter 8 thin pretzel sticks Directions Slice apples in half from top to bottom and scoop out the cores using a knife or melon baller. If you have an apple corer, core plate. Dab peanut butter on to the back of the lady bug, then stick raisins onto the dabs for spots. Use this method to make eyes too. Stick one end of each pretzel stick into a raisin, then press the other end into the apples to make antennae. Ingredients onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 bunch green onions, chopped 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 (8 ounce) bottle zesty Italian dressing 1 (15 ounce) can black bean, drained 1 (15 ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained teaspoon ground coriander 1 bunch chopped fresh cilantro Directions In a large bowl, mix together onion, green bell pepper, green onions, jalapeno peppers, garlic, cherry tomatoes, zesty Italian dressing, black beans, blackeyed peas and coriander. Cover and chill in the refrigerator approximately 2 hours. Toss with desired amount of fresh cilantro to serve. Easy Snack Wraps Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 1 head lettuce 1 (6 ounce) package sliced deli style turkey 2 cups shredded carrots 2 cups minced tomato Directions Spread cream cheese evenly over the tortillas. Top the cream cheese with lettuce leaves. Arrange the turkey slices in even layers on top of the lettuce. Sprinkle the carrots and tomato over the turkey slices. Roll the tortillas into wraps. Cut the wraps diagonally into bite-sized pieces. Secure with toothpicks. 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 1317 and Miss for graduating high school seniors through 22 years of age. Teen and Miss contestants also compete in interview. The winner of the Miss category could win a twoyear scholarship to Santa Fe College dependent upon meeting eligibility requirements. The entry fee is $125. Applications are available at Santa Fe College Andrews Center, or email ltatum1007@ yahoo.com. The deadline to enter is Jan. 23. For more information, please call Lisa at 904-966-1514. 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 904-7691221.
Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, January 25, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region Carroll set to leave Andrews Center family to spend more time with hers BY CLIFF SMELLEY Shelley Carroll wears many hats in her role of administrative assistant at the Santa Fe College Andrews Center, but shes ready to let them adorn someone elses head as she will retire at the end of this month. Carroll, who has been administrative assistant for eight years, began working at the Andrews Center 20.5 years ago. Though shes looking forward to this next stage of her life, she admitted she has mixed feelings about leaving her co-workers co-workers who have become friends. This is really like part of my family, Carroll said. It really has been a wonderful place to work a great atmosphere and all the people I work with. We just all get along so well. Andrews Center Director Cheryl Canova said Carroll will be missed by all and described her as a blessing. You bond with somebody that you spend that much time with, Canova said. Shes not just an employee. Shes a dear friend of mine. I know Id do anything for her, and shed do anything for me. Its a special relationship. A reception in Carrolls honor will be held at the Andrews Center on Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. All are invited. Carroll grew up in a suburb of Boston. A cousin who was going to school in Gainesville asked her to come to Gainesville, too, so Carroll left Boston behind and enrolled at Santa Fe College. When asked if she was nervous about traveling that far from home, Carroll said, I think I was more excited. I didnt know enough to be nervous. Looking back on it, I felt so bad, especially for my mom. I can relate now. My kids are fairly close by. I wouldnt like it (if they were far away). She did return home for a short time, working in a corporate experience as a nightmare. It was still dark when she left for work. She drove part way and took the subway the remaining distance. She worked in a tiny cubicle. That didnt last very long, Carroll said. I ended up coming back and staying here. in Gainesville, which is how she met her husband, Wayne, a Union County native who worked as an attorney before his retirement. She laughed about their early interactions. I really couldnt understand him at all, Carroll said, adding, I had a strong Boston accent, which, now I realize, is a really funny sounding accent. I talked a mile a minute. It wasnt just Wayne she had trouble conversing with. She recalled how she was in a store when she asked if they had a bubbler, which down here is a water fountain. Another time, she was in a store and asked if they sold common pins, which down here are called straight pins. They looked at me like I was totally crazy, Carroll said. She said she wound up losing most of her accent, but her kids have told her that it would resurface whenever she got angry with them. Carroll and her husband have been married 41 years. They have two children: Craig and Jamie. After she got married, Carroll worked for the Union County School Board for more than two years, while living in Providence. Then she wound up leaving Florida again when the family moved to Vermont. She worked various jobs there, including as a property manager and at an elementary school and a trucking company. Carroll said the good thing was she wasnt far from her childhood home, but the bad thing was it was just hard to make a living there. And then there was the weather. It was beautiful, but cold, cold, cold winters, she said. returned to Florida. Carroll was working part-time for her husband, but as their children got older, she looked for a full-time opportunity. She found out about a job opening at the Andrews Center, which would work out well since she lived in Keystone Heights. Also, she had relatives who worked at Santa Fes Northwest Campus in Gainesville and had heard good things about working for the school. She didnt get the job, but several months later, she saw where the center was advertising for the same position as things apparently did not work out with the person who was hired the hired. I felt like it was going to be really close to home. I knew it was a good place to work. She said she didnt necessarily possess a certain skill set that which was working in student services, but added, I guess if you can work for your husband, you can work for anyone and do anything. Carroll didnt have much of a learning curve. She began working at the Andrews Center on Aug. 1 as preparations were being made for the fall term. I probably learned the job more quickly than I normally you had to, Carroll said. The staff at the Andrews Center, including such people as Christy Reddish and Betty Wilcox, were a great help to her, helping her to overcome any intimidation she felt about her new job. Peacekeeper Everybody, right from the get-go, was very supportive, Carroll said. I would write down every little thing. There was a lot to remember. I was nervous. It took a little while. Because it was so busy, I guess, before long, I felt pretty comfortable. Over time, Carroll came to enjoy her interaction with students. She liked hearing about their successes, especially those of older, non-traditional students. Just to watch them evolve and me feel good, Carroll said. Though she described herself as the kind of person who wasnt the Andrews Center, she did position when she became the administrative assistant. Her duties are varied, ranging from assisting on the budget and course schedules to just being instructors and visitors who want to see Canova. I wear a lot of hats in this position, Carroll said. Canova said Carroll has proved things get hectic at the center. Not that we have any problems, but shes just the calm, Canova said. Sometimes things get a little crazy. She kind of keeps us all in check. Kathy Combass, the Andrews Centers student development specialist, described Carroll as the peacekeeper. Out of all of us, Shelley is the one who has the sweetest personality, Combass said. As she prepares for retirement, Carroll said she looks to get more reading done as well as do more gardening. She said she plans to try her hand at making candles and looks forward to doing a little more traveling with her husband. Carroll said she and her husband have friends in Virginia, so theyll probably travel there. Plus, Carroll said shell probably return to New England, where her brother and sister live. She also wants to get out and explore more of this state. Shelley Cheryl Canova Not that we have any problems, but shes just the calm. Sometimes things get a little crazy. She kind of keeps us all in check. See CARROLL, 3B
2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Chamber champions -2-3-6-4Regional Chamber of membership meeting on the organization will recognize the Chambers Following are this years recipients, along with recipient from Chamber President-CEO Pam Whittle. Citizen of the Year: Shane Bennett, Lawtey chief of to improve the image of the police department, the City of Lawtey Development is very visible this month with his son Colton holding the Bible. Person of the Year: Vincent what he has over the past Association President year. -3Pat Farnsworth the Year: Patricia Evans, for Bradford and Clay
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANServing the area for 29 years. Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Back & Neck Pain Clinic board as well as the chair of the development of the Year: Melanie for Life advocacy lead stretches from Pensacola Whittle, as a member of the a career expo, helping Chamber of Commerce love of animals and providing a place for other of her dogs. Chamber of Commerce wanted to recognize them for the transformation what really seemed to be meeting will be held at Conference Center in at 6. CRIME Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union The following individuals were arrested recently by local law Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties. BRADFORD Jason Dean Barnes, 42, of Jacksonville was arrested on Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for an out-of-county warrant. No bond was set. Tonya Gisela Carter, 36, of Starke was arrested on Jan 18 for violation of probation, possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond was set. Thomas Clifford Chambers, 52, of Starke was arrested on Jan. 19 by Bradford deputies for possession of drug equipment and robbery. Bond was set at $50,000. Kenneth Davis was arrested Jan. 22 by Bradford deputies for contempt of court and resisting Kleinn Deviella was arrested by Bradford deputies for reckless driving and possession of drug equipment. Raymond Scott-Ashton Drawdy, 21, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 17 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation, no valid drivers license. No bond was set. Nahshon Grayer was arrested Jan. 23 for reckless driving, no valid license and resisting arrest without violence. Pair arrested for stealing water Casey Hardin was arrested on Jan. 22 by Bradford deputies for larceny-grand theft. and an out-of-county (Flagler) warrant for driving while license was suspended or revoked. The larceny charge grew from an investigation by the Lawtey Police Department in which it was determined that Hardin, along with her neighbor, Steven Robbins (see below) who lived in another residence on the same property. LPD had been alerted to the situation by City Clerk Lisa Harley who said the residents at the location had failed to pay their water bills and that the water at that location had been shut off and padlocked. removed and the water turned back on from the valves on both residences. Both were turned back off and relocked relocking continued from June to November 2017, with a total water usage during that time of 174,000 gallons, with a cost of approx. $736.50. It was determined that both parties (Hardin and Robbins) were use of stolen utilities, as they removed the locks and turned the water back on for them on several occasions. Freddie Jackson III, was arrested Jan. 16 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation, driving while license was suspended or revoked. No bond was set. Teresa Ann Lohr, 41, of Starke was arrested Jan. 17 by Starke of probation failure to report damage to vehicle. No bond was set. Cody Massey, was arrested Jan. 19 by Bradford deputies for grand theft of a motor vehicle. Coy Bryant McGee, 20, of Callahan was arrested Jan. 18 for two counts of violation of probation, driving while license suspended or revoked and drug use/possession. No bond was set. Ronald Newman was arrested Jan. 17 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant (Alachua) child support writ. Bond was a cash purge of $2,190. Beverly Osborne was arrested Jan. 22 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant (Putnam) for driving with license suspended or revoked. Mindy Michelle Osteen, 27, of Starke was arrested Jan. 19 for fraud. Bond was set at $20,000. Eddie Reid, was arrested on Jan 19 by Bradford deputies for carrying a concealed weapon and having no valid drivers license. George Padgett was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for battery with a standing order or no contact acknowledged. Steven Wade Robbins, 30, of Lawtey was arrested on Jan. 21 grand theft and an out-of-county warrant, (Flagler) warrant for driving while license was suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $10,500. Luis Simo was arrested Jan. 19 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Robert Terrell was arrested Jan. 17 by Bradford deputies for driving with license suspended or revoked habitual offender. Bond was set at $5,000. Camekco Webb was arrested on Jan 23 on an out-of-countywarrant for larceny, dealing in stolen property and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Kevin Lamar Wesley, 35, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation driving while license suspended or revoked habitual offender. No bond was set. Lottie Williams was arrested by Bradford deputies for of cocaine, hit and run, driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of a new legend without a prescription, two counts of possess of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug equipment. A standing order of no contact was acknowledged. UNION COUNTY Woman passes Lydia Angelica Dillow, 35, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 17 by Union deputies on two counts of uttering false bank bill, note or check (third degree felonies) with the charges related to events which took place on Oct. 31 of last year. On Oct. 31, 2017, Joseph Morton came to the Union County Deputy Charles Townsend. He reported that Dillow was handing out counterfeit $50 bills, having given one to his nephew, Chris Morton. The bill, which had Chris Morton came in to the he had been given the bill by Dillow. Morton said that she had said it was fake and knew where to get more fake money. Amy Morton then came into the has also given her a counterfeit $50 bill, saying it was to buy Halloween costumes for her children. A. Morton said she found this odd since Dillow had never given her any money to buy anything for the children, even diapers. Townsend checked with TD Bank to see if there had been more than the usual number of counterfeit bills discovered in the area and was told that, in the week previous to his call, they had received four counterfeit $100 bills, all of which had been deposited by a business in the Union County area. Bank representatives told Townsend that it was usual for them to receive more than one counterfeit bill every month or so. Dillow is being held in the Bradford County Jail. Bond has been set at $30,000. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Stephen Daniel Alltop, 44, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 17 by Clay deputies for uttering a forged instrument. According to an arrest report, the defendant took one of the victims checks, made it out to himself for $100, then forged the victims name on the document and cashed the check. The defendant and victim live in the same residence, giving the defendant access to the victims checks. Kady Leigh Freeman, 25, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 22 by Clay deputies for failure to appear. Stacey Marie Sorrells, 28, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 22 by Clay deputies for retail petit theft. According to an arrest report, a loss prevention Heights observed the defendant shoplifting. Just explore Florida little, off-the-beaten-path places, Carroll said. I love the beach, so maybe spend a little more time at the beach. Carroll has two grandchildren, so her retirement plans also include making more time for them. Thinking about what shes going to miss most about not working, Carroll said it would be not being in the loop in regard to the happenings in Starke and Bradford County and, of course, not being around the people at the Andrews Center. What Ill miss most, really, I think, is just the interaction with the employees and the students, she said. Theyll miss her, too. We love Shelley. We dont want her to go, but we want the best for her, Combass said, before adding, with a smile, which I think is staying. Shes family, Canova said. I think we all feel like family. CARROLL Retired Air Force colonel to highlight meeting The Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its regular meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, at IHOP in Starke. The hostess is Betty Hodges. The program will be presented by Air Force Col. (retired) Jo Ann Kumer. Do you have a Revolutionary War-era Patriot in your family out, we can help with DARs amazing genealogical resources. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence between April 19, 1775, and Nov. 26, 1783, is eligible for membership in DAR. Please contact Leslie Harper (352-475-5090) or June Keefe (386-431-1830) for more information. Santa Fe College 6 Santa Fe College in Starke will host New Student Night for graduating high school students and members of the community who are interested in attending Santa Fe on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Andrews Center Cultural Building auditorium. The session will go over residency and scholarships. Advisers from the Andrews Center and such departments as Health Sciences, Business, Emerging Technologies, Zoo Program, Digital Media and Financial Aid and will be attending to talk with perspective students. Santa Fe hosts Standing for middle, high school Santa Fe College in Starke will host Standing in the Gap on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Andrews Cultural Building auditorium. The program, for middle school students, high school students and their parents, features Bradford High School graduates, who are returning home to share their personal strategies for setting goals, overcoming obstacles and achieving success.
4B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Come and let us show you how much God Loves you. REVIVALGods Rescue House invites you to our Revival at 9830 104th Ave. Graham FL, 32043. We will be joined by guest speaker Brother Michael DAlonzo. January 26th27th at 7pm & January 28th at 11am Come Join us and see what God has for you.* Obituaries Chambers LAWTEY James Curtis Chambers, 82, of Lawtey died on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born in Juniata County, PA on Sept. 2, 1935 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Chambers. He was a truck driver. He is survived by: his caretaker and friends, Garry and Mary Hanson, Vick and Darlene Moser, Floyd and Sandy Fugatt, Arthur and Joann Denman; his niece, Dotty; six grandchildren; and many other family members. A Private Graveside Service was held at Lawtey Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke Lonnie Collins STARKE Lonnie Ed Edward Collins, age 71, of Starke passed away on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville with his loving bride and family by his side. Ed was born in Jacksonville on Sept. 27, 1946 to the late Joseph H. Collins, Jr. and Euretha Elizabeth Butler Collins. After graduating high school, Ed joined the United States Air Force where he faithfully served on a Special Operations Unit during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge from the military, Ed attended college and became an Electrician. Ed served many years as an Electrician until taking medical leave and eventually retiring. He has been a resident of Starke for the past 8 years after relocating from Hawthorne. Ed married the love of his life, Christine Eaton, on Dec. 17, 2016. More than anything, Ed loved his family, especially his lifetime partner and wife, Christine. Ed was an amazing man who loved life and had the best sense of humor. He also enjoyed eating his wifes cakes, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and his Jeep, reading, attending Renaissance Festivals, and collecting guns, knives, wolves and Florida Gator fan who also enjoyed drinking his Coca Cola beverage. Ed was loved by many and will forever be missed. Ed is survived by: his loving wife, Christine Collins of Starke; one daughter; his brother, Joe (Liz) Collins, III of Hawthorne; his sisters, Mary Curtis of Glen St. Mary, and Doris (Terry) Austin of Whitehouse; one granddaughter; his niece, Denise; his caretaker and friend who he loved like a daughter, Jessica (Randal) DeForge along with her sons, Dolan and Devin Adrian; his hospice nurse, Patty Lucas; and loving Haven Hospice staff members and volunteers. A Celebration of Eds Life was held on Jan. 23 at Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Reverend followed at Jacksonville National Cemetery where military honors were rendered. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices. com to sign the familys guest book. 904-964-5757. PAID OBITUARY Earl Davis STARKE Earl Dwayne Wayne Davis, 52 of Starke, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Waynes loving family was gathered by his side at the time of his passing. He was born in Moultrie, GA to the late George Trull and Ruby Hines. Outside of working, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Wayne was preceded in death by: his father, George Trull; mother, Ruby Hines; fraternal grandparents and maternal grandparents; along with several aunts and uncles. Wayne is survived by: his loving partner, Candace Dent of Starke; brothers, Larry (Marcia) Davis of Starke, George Davis of Moultrie, GA; sister, Teresa Sanchez of Pensacola; son, Dalton Davis of Moultrie, GA; daughters, Brenda (DJ) Hurst of Doerun, GA, Casey Jones of Moultrie, GA; stepchildren, Robbie (Jessica) Godwin of Starke; Joshua (Adrianna) Godwin of Starke, Danielle Dent of Starke, and Jacob Dent of Starke; nine nieces and nephews and 14 grandchildren. that donations be made to either the Haven Hospice House or American Cancer Society. A Memorial Service will be held in Waynes honor on Saturday, Jan. 27, 1:00 pm at Larry and Marcia Davis home located at 8015 NW CR 225 Starke. For more information, please call (352)258-8967. PAID OBITUARY STARKE Ellouise T. Dodd, age 82, of Starke passed away on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at her daughters residence with her loving family by her side. Ellouise was born in Live Oak on Oct. 22, 1935 to the late B.T. Thomas and Susie Hines Thomas. Shortly after graduating Bradford High School, Ellouise married the love of her life, William Bill O. Dodd, on Jan. 23, 1956. They have been happily married for 62 years and together they lovingly raised their two children. Ellouise and Bill opened Glam O Ree Hair Salon where Ellouise was the proud owner and head Cosmetologist for many years. She enjoyed her longtime career because she was many amazing people. When Ellouise wasnt working she enjoyed attending Madison Street Baptist Church where she was a longtime member, as well as crocheting, needle point, knitting, horseback riding, cooking, baking and walking on the beach. More than anything, Ellouise loved her family and her dogs and enjoyed spending time with them all. She was preceded in death by: her parents; and her brother, D.L. Thomas. Ellouise is survived by: her loving husband of 62 years, William Bill O. Dodd of Starke; her children, Gregory A. (Karen) Dodd of Williston, and Cindy (Kevin) Williamson of Graham; her sisters, Alma Outlaw of Starke, and Clara Hazen of Brooker; eight grandchildren, Hanna (Craig) Miller, Austin Dodd, Katie Dodd, Jacob Dodd, Mark Kurimay, Will Kurimay, Amanda Williamson, and Michaela Williamson; and her two great-grandchildren, Grace Miller and Miles Miller. A Celebration of Ellouises Life was held on Jan. 24 at Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Reverend Interment followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit www. ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY RAIFORD James J.W. Raiford, Florida passed away at his home Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. J.W. was born in Macclenny. He proudly served his country in the United States Army for two years. J.W. retired from the Northeast Florida State Hospital. He was a devoted father, PAPA, and friend. J.W. loved his children, grandchildren, family and friends. He was known for his contagious laugh and willingness to help anyone. J.W. is preceded in death by: his parents, John and brothers, Ellis, Clyde, Owen, and DJ. J.W. leaves to cherish his memories: his two daughters, Christy (Anthony) Bell and Jessica (Coty) Ausgood-Turner; brother Randy James, Nicole, Delvin, Christopher, Imari, Jaiden, Nate, Alairah, Cherish, Sonja, Zakeria, Sylvester, and Miya; host of loving nieces, nephews, family, and devoted friends. A special thank you to all who have shown kindness and concern in your calls, visits, food, and assistance during this time. The services for J.W. will be held Jan. 26 at Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. Visitation will be held from 10-11; service from 11-12. For more information, please call (386)496-2008. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery 1088 NW 87th Place Lake Butler. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home. PAID OBITUARY PARKVILLE, MD On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 Eva Jean Guthall, age 89, of Parkville, MD, formerly of Lawtey, passed away. Devoted wife of George Guthall for 64 years; beloved mother of Jack (Xueqing) Guthall, Mitch (Diana) Guthall, William (Kellie) Guthall and Jane (Paul) Tscheulin; cherished grandmother of 10; proud greatgrandmother of two; loving sister of Pansie Henley. Preceded in death by: her parents; three brothers; and one sister. Services and interment private. online condolences, please visit www.peacefulalternatives.com. PAID OBITUARY LAWTEY Heather Dawn Jordan, 33, of Lawtey passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Heather was born in Gainesville on Aug. 12, 1984. Heather enjoyed going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends. She worked at the Department of Corrections, and was very proud of her recent promotion to Sergeant. The things Heather loved and was most proud of was watching her three children grow up. Heather was loved and will be missed by everyone that knew her. She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Robert Olin. Heather Dawn Jordan is survived by: her loving husband, Robert Todd Jordan; her three children, Brianna, age 13, Harley, age 10, and Robert Todd TJ age, 7; her Mother, Benita (Pam) Higginbotham; grandparents, Bobbie Olin, Edward and Kathryn Higginbotham; one brother, Justin (Lindsey) Higginbotham; two step sisters, Tasha Sharp, Selah Browning; four step brothers, Justin Dobbs, and Jamie Howard. A Memorial Service was held in Heathers honor on Jan. 20 at Johnstown Baptist Church. PAID OBITUARY RAIFORD Ciara Nicole Kearns, 19, of Raiford passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Ciara was born in Gainesville on Nov. 4, 1998. She was the daughter of Jackie Olin (Steve) Fautt and Ronnie Kearns. Ciara is a 2017 graduate of Union County High School. She enjoyed going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends. Ciara was loved and will be missed by many. Ciara is preceded in death by: her grandfather, Robert Olin, and one brother, Steven Fautt. Ciara is survived by: her grandmothers, Bobbie Olin and Betty (Charles) Hodges; two brothers, Ronnie Kearns Jr., Charlie Kearns; many aunts, uncles and cousins; Funeral Services were held at Johnstown Baptist Church on Jan. 19. Burial followed at Sapp Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386)496-2008. PAID OBITUARY KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Michele Georgette Lugin, age 36, of Keystone Heights passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. She was born in Orange Park on Jan. 23, 1981 and attended Interlachen High School. Michele was a manager member of Fresh Start Fellowship Church. Not only did she love her job, Michele enjoyed shopping and reading, but most of all she loved spending time with her son Dakota Michele was preceded in death by her father, Michael George Lugin. Her survivors are: her son, Dakota Lugin and her mother, Darlene Foreman Lugin, both of Keystone Heights; two sisters, Lisa (Dwayne) Feagin of Gray, GA and Tracey (Erik) Denunzio of Keystone Heights, along with several aunts and uncles. Michele was also a special aunt to, Alex Denunzio, Gabby Denunzio, Emma Denunzio, Michael Denunzio and Jordan Feagin. Memorial services for Michele will be held at noon, Saturday, Jan. 27, at Fresh Start Fellowship Church with Pastor Steve Conner the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. www. jonesgallagherfh.com 352-4733176. PAID OBITUARY RAIFORD Nancy Lou Maddox,
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Nancy graduated from Lee High School in Jacksonville and soon after she met the love of her life, Larry Harvey Maddox. They were happily married on Sept. 21, 1965 and together they raised two amazing children. Nancy loved being a homemaker, baking, cooking and tending to her children and grandchildren. Nancy also enjoyed gardening and shopping, but her main passion in life was her family. She is predeceased by her parents. Nancy is survived by: her loving husband of 52 years, Larry Harvey Maddox, Sr. of Raiford; children, Larry Harvey (Cindy) Maddox, Jr. of Lake Butler, and Cheryl Maddox of Raiford; four grandchildren, Brett Maddox, Candace (Michael) Bratcher, Malcolm Weeks, and Joshua Weeks; and two greatgrandchildren, Bryson and Brantley Bratcher. A Celebration of Nancys Life was held Jan. 23 at Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Pastor Johnie followed at Dyal Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. 904964-5757. PAID OBITUARY Alson Masters III TRINITYAlson Charles Al Masters III, 60, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 in Trinity. He was born to the late Arthur W. March 7, 1957 in Starke where he lived until adulthood. He was a jack of many trades and worked in the building supply business most of his old westerns and Gator football. He loved to laugh and make others laugh. He is also preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Frye. He is survived by: his wife of 27 years, Charmie; daughters, Christy Masters and Melissa Coleman of Trinity; son, Micheal Whitman of Steinhatchee; brothers, Arthur Master Jr. and Buddy Ruis of Starke; sisters, Dorothy Starling and Barbara Porter of Starke, Linda Dixon and Brenda Matthews of Lake City; nine grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Airpark Baptist Church, 521 North Orange Street, Starke on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3:00 pm Interment will be at Crosby Lake cemetery at a later date. PAID OBITUARY Polly Morrow STARKEPolly Morrow, 79, of Starke died Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville following an extended illness. She was born in Eufaula, AL on Jan. 6, 1938 to the late Mack and Mary (Phillips) Williams. She was a resident of Starke for over 30 years and had owned and operated Pollys September Home. She was a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church. The father of her two daughters, John Jourdan had preceded her in death along with a son-in-law, Barry Wyman; a brother and two sisters. She is survived by: her two daughters, Linda (Brett) Perry of Keystone Heights and Susan Wyman of St. Augustine; along with two great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at 12:00 Noon on Feb. 3 at St. Marks Episcopal Church with Reverend STARKE Donald Everett Neel, age 89, of Starke passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at Haven Hospice E. T. York Center for Caring in Gainesville after an extended illness. Don was born in Sandy Creek on Nov. 3, 1928 to Alva Oswald and Clara Belle (Davis) Neel. He moved to Starke in 1952 after marrying the love of his life, Peggy. Don was a WWII veteran of the U. S. Coast Guard and a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He retired in 1991 from NAS Jax Civil Service as Superintendent of Aeronautics at the Naval Rework Facility. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Starke and was a wood craftsman. He truly enjoyed spending time with his family. Don will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents. Don is survived by: his beloved wife, Peggy Ann Neel of Starke; and sons, Donald A. (Lucinda) Neel of Houston, TX and Kevin S. (Tamara) Neel of Albany, GA. Also left behind are his grandchildren, Natalie N. (Nicholas) Williamson, Ami Joanna (Benjamin) Lansford, John-Paul E. Neel, and Chelsie (Beau) Hammock; greatgrandchildren, Ashlyn Piper Edwards and Nolan Randy Williamson; along with other family members, and friends. A Memorial Service was held at on Jan. 22 at First Baptist Church in Starke with Pastor Justin Durrance and Reverend Benn Bryant may be made in Neels name to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1258 Starke, FL 32091 or to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Starke. (904) 964-6200. www. jonesgallagherfh.com. PAID OBITUARY Eric Redfearn KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Eric Lee Redfearn, 71, a life-long resident of Keystone Heights and dedicated family man, died Jan. 18, 2018 from complications of a long illness. Redfearn was the youngest of four sons born to William Huntley Redfearn Sr. and Annie Katherine Wright on July 23, 1946, in Gainesville. He attended Keystone Heights schools and Gordon Military School in Barnesville, GA, and graduated from Keystone Heights High School in 1964. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1966 and served while stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and in Jacksonville. He was honorably discharged in 1970. After returning home, he soon met Mary Alice Daly and was married on Sept. 30, 1972. They had two children, Amy Marie and David Lee. Redfearn learned the family heating and airconditioning business from his father and was well known in the community for his service to others. He was a Rotarian and served as president of the Rotary Club of Keystone Heights from 1981-1982, where he was also recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of Community Church of Keystone Heights and Keystone United Methodist Church. He was actively involved in teaching Sunday school and volunteering with youth programs. Redfearn had many lifelong friends in Keystone Heights and was a devoted husband and father. hunting, NASCAR and cheering on the University of Miami Hurricanes. He was predeceased by his parents and brother Robert Bobby Stanley. He is survived by: his wife of 45 years, Mary; his children, Amy R. Summers and David L. Redfearn (Dr. Jessi Kaur); brothers, William (Diana) Huntley Jr. and Michael Stephen and sister-in-law, Barbara; and many nieces and nephews. requests that donations be made to Keystone United Methodist Church (www.keystone-umc.org), Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches (www.youthranches.org) or the Alzheimers Association (www. alz.org). The memorial service will take place on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m. at Keystone United Methodist Church (4004 State Road 21 S.E., Keystone Heights). PAID OBITUARY STARKE Kathy Marie Rigdon, age 61, of Starke passed away on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at St. Vincents Medical Center Southside in Jacksonville. She was born in Winston Salem, NC on March 20, 1956, to Betty Gann Fulcher and the late Nathaniel Thigpen. Kathy has been a resident of Starke for the past 11 years after relocating from Green Cove Springs. She was a member of River City Community Church of Jacksonville, where she enjoyed attending, worshipping, and volunteering with church activities. Kathy was dedicated to her career for many years. Kathy never met a stranger and was friendly to everyone she met. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. More than anything, Kathy loved her family. Time with her family meant more to her than life itself. She also enjoyed cooking for people, especially her special eggrolls and Thanksgiving day dinners. Kathy was preceded in death by her father. Kathy is survived by: her mother, Betty Fulcher of Winston Salem, NC; her loving husband of 42 years, Donald L. Rigdon of Starke; her son, Joseph N.E. (Jessica) Rigdon of Starke; her brother, Mark Thigpen of Clemmons, NC; her grandchildren, Jeffrey, Alex, Ayden and Kendall; and her nephews, Anthony and Nathaniel Thigpen. A celebration of Kathys life will be held on Friday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m. at River City Community Church with Pastor Gabe Trevino at Crosby Lake Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 6 8 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit www. ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Franklin Frank J. Smith, age 63, of Keystone Heights passed away at Hospice in Orange Park on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. He was born in Jacksonville on Oct. 8, 1954 and has been a resident of Keystone Heights for over 20 years. Prior to retirement, he worked as a machinist for Ring Power. Frank attended Lake Hill Baptist Church and enjoyed working on and rebuilding his Chevy Nova that he loves, but most of all he loved spending time with his grandson Logan. He is survived by: his loving wife of 20 years, Tina (Aldridge) Smith of Keystone Heights; one daughter, Susan Smith of Jacksonville; three sons, Frankie Smith of Virginia, Brandon Oliver of Keystone Heights and Shawn Oliver of Georgia; and parents, Jimmy Smith of Georgia and Leona (Fisher) Gillespie of Jacksonville. Also left behind are seven siblings, Dan Anderson, James Wallace, Denise Becerra, Joel Smith, Diane Smith, Larry Smith and James Brittany, James, Erica and Logan. There are no scheduled services at this time. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. 352-4733176. www.jonesgallagherfh.com PAID OBITUARY Verllie Smith MELROSE Verllie Mae Smith, 93, longtime resident of Melrose, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at her home, following a long illness. Mrs. Smith was born on June 24, 1924, in Connelly Springs, NC. She had resided in Melrose since 1960. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church of Melrose. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. S. G. Smith. Survivors include; a daughter, Olivia Ann McKenzie, of Melrose; a son, Steven Wesley Morris, of Mathew, NC.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Jan. 22 at First United Methodist Church of Melrose. Please visit her memorial page at: www. williamsthomasfuneralhome.com. For further information, WilliamsThomas Downtown (352) 376-7556. PAID OBITUARY Michael KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Michael Frank Sorano Jr., age 76, of Keystone Heights passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at his sons home. He was born in Bronx, NY on April 17, 1941, to the late Michael and Antoinette (Esposito) Sorano Sr. and had moved to Keystone Heights last year from Daytona Beach. Mr. Sorano was a retired carpenter and was a non-denominational Christian. He had a great sense of humor and kept everyone laughing with his jokes. He also enjoyed playing cards, eating sweets and just recently discovered how fun Facebook is, but most of all he loved spending time with his family. Mr. Sorano is survived by: two children, Dakota (Daniel) Reid of Maitland, along with Jude (Tina) Sorano of Keystone Heights. Also left behind are two brothers, Al Sorano and Steve Sorano, both of New York. He was also known as Papa to Ryan Sorano, Macyn Singleton, Alyssa Sorano and Julia Sorano. There was a graveside service for Mr. Sorano Jan. 20, with Pastor was at Keystone Heights Cemetery. Arrangements were under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. www. jonesgallagherfh.com 352-4733176. PAID OBITUARY LAKE BUTLERBetty Marie Todd Sr., 62, of Lake Butler died on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. She was born to the late Sammie and Betty Blackwelder in Georgia. She lived all her life in Lake Butler. She is survived by: her husband of 38 years, Gerald Spook Todd Sr.; children, Gerald Rascal (April) Todd Jr., Betty Marie Todd (Kevin) Vick, James Robert Taylor, Nancy C. Howar, and Buddy Blackwelder. A memorial service was held on Jan. 22 at Archer Funeral Home. Arrangements were under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. Mary Whitehead LAKE BUTLER Mary Geneva Whitehead, age 96, of Lake Butler, passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness with Alzheimers Disease. Geneva was born in Raiford on Aug. 15, 1921, to the late Jim and Frances always calling herself the lady of the house and farm. Geneva devoted her life to caring for her family, was a fabulous cook and spent a lot of time gardening on the farm. She was a member of Pine Level Baptist Church and, as time allowed, enjoyed reading and listening to gospel and country music. Preceding her in death was her husband of 55 years, James J.B. Whitehead, four brothers, four sisters and three grandchildren. Survivors are: her children, James Robert (Brenda) Whitehead of Lake Butler, Sandra W. (Jim) Reddish of Melrose, Linda W. Johns of Starke, Elaine W. Tyler of Lilburn, GA, Jerry L. Whitehead of Lake Butler, Joan E. Whitehead of Starke, and Barry L. Whitehead of Lake Butler; sisters, Dixie Lee (Bill) Lyons of Macclenny and Jeanette Greene of Jacksonville; and a brother, James
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She was preceded in death by: her parents; and her husband of 46 years, Carley Dale Winstead. She is survived by: her sons, Michael Winstead (Marilyn Godwin) of Starke, and Dwayne Winstead of Starke; one granddaughter; and many other family members. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26 at DeWitt C. Jones Chapel with Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Starke. David R. Best Best basic military training Air Force Airman First Class David R. Best graduated with honors from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, TX. The airman completed an intensive, eightweek program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Best is the son of Marty and Marney Best of Starke. He is a 2013 graduate of Bradford Socials High School. Best will go on to Sheppard Air Force, Wichita Falls, TX to attend Technical School for Maintenance Management Analysis. Forshee earns 6 th place at Region 4-1A meet Region 2 title to advance to state BY CLIFF SMELLEY Khalia Donley earned an automatic bid to the girls winning her weight class at the held Jan. 17 at Wewahitchka High School. It was the second straight year Donley won a regional championship. She will compete at Arnold High School in Panama City. It was pretty much everything I was hoping for, said Donley, who is a senior. Donley topped the 110 class with a 255 total (130 bench press, 15 pounds ahead of runner-up Jessica Burns of Fort White. Donley said. I just had to go out there and stay focused, stay humble and get my lifts. Four BHS lifters in all competed at the Region 2 meet. Auriyanna Hankerson, Samantha Hopkins and Kayla Daniel, however, did not place in the top six in their classes, which would put them in the running for earning at-large state bids. Hankerson, who scratched all of her clean and jerk attempts, 183 class. Hopkins had a 180 total in the 119 class, while Daniel had a 250 total in the unlimited class. Aiming for a trip to the state goal for Donley after qualifying last year. However, she was unable to compete in last seasons Im just trying to stay healthy this time and pray for the best and hope that my last year will be everything Im hoping for, she said. When asked what it would feel like to do well enough to stand on the medal platform at state, Donley said, The best thing ever. I would probably cry. Id probably cry of happiness and joy because thats pretty much everything Ive ever wanted. Donley pageant is Friday, Feb. 2 Eight will compete for the title of Miss Union County High School on Friday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in the UCHS auditorium. Admission is $5. Doors open at 6. in next weeks issue. Competing this year are Elizabeth Avila, Taylor Beatty, Macey Hardee, Tara Holtzendorf, Ciarra Linn Hopkins, Naomi Murray, Emily ONeal and Audyn Woodington. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Keystone Heights High School will host this years District 5-2A boys soccer tournament, which will begin Monday, Jan. 29, and end Friday, Feb. 2. Second seed Crescent City will play seventh seed P.K. Yonge by third seed Newberry playing sixth seed Fort White at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 30, Keystone, which is the fourth seed, will p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. The two winners from the Jan. 29 matches will play at 5 p.m., followed by the Keystone-Interlachen winner playing top seed Santa Fe at 7 p.m. for the championship on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. Both championship match participants will advance Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. boys soccer team drops 2 nd straight match BY CLIFF SMELLEY Keystone Heights High School suffered its second straight defeat, losing 8-0 to Columbia on Jan. 22 in Lake City. The Indians (11-9-3) went 1-11 in the three preceding matches, with the lone win coming against visiting St. Francis by an 8-0 score on Jan. 16. Alex Cruz led the team in the win with four goals and two assists, while Chris Anderson, Dean Hogg and Noah Jones each had a goal. Hogg also had two assists, while Anderson, Peyton Box and Kaleb Dockery each had one. Goalie Caleb Cushman made seven saves. On Jan. 17, Keystone wrapped up regular-season District 5-2A play with a 2-2 tie against host Newberry. Jones and Landon Ricketts each scored a goal, with Cruz recording one assist. district record. On Jan. 18, the Indians lost 2-1 to visiting Palatka. Ricketts scored the lone goal off a Hogg assist. Cushman made 11 saves. The Indians conclude the regular season by hosting Clay on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., following a junior varsity match at 5 p.m. Keystone then hosts the District 5-2A tournament, which begins Monday, Jan. 29 (see related story). boys 3-game win BY CLIFF SMELLEY Only four players scored, while another four players combined to go 0-for-11 from School boys basketball team lost 61-46 to Class 6A Eastside on Jan. 20 in Starke. Chris Cummings and Jordan
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Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 4 place 1 st Tigers win Region 2-1A girls weightlifting title BY CLIFF SMELLEY It continues to be a history making girls weightlifting season at Union County High School, with the latest accomplishment a Kurston Bakken, Josie Godwin, Mia Jackson and Brandy McCoy each won her class to help the held Jan. 17 at Wewahitchka High points, with Altha earning 30 as the runner-up. The win came eight days after district championship. Its something Im happy to say Ive been a part of, Godwin said. I did that. I helped do that. The Tigers four individual winners earned automatic bids to Friday, Feb. 2, at Arnold High School in Panama City. this is the most cohesive team hes had. The lifters entered the season with the desire to win the district, regional and state championships as a team. Theyve now done two of the three. All that remains is a state title, which the Tigers will try to accomplish at the Class 1A Citys Arnold High School. They want to do something thats never been done in history, Speaking of history, McCoy is looking to become the eighth lifter in state history to win three state titles. Since shes just a junior, a title this year puts her in position to win a fourth next season, which would give her the outright record for most state championships. McCoy had no trouble earning an automatic bid to state. At the nearest competitor by 220 pounds in winning the 199 class. McCoy is used to being well ahead of the pack. She won her state titles by 90 and 70 pounds, but the Region 2 margin did take her a little by surprise. Maybe I didnt expect that big of a gap, McCoy said, but I did expect to win. Ive been training and working hard. tying the state and national records for her class in the bench press (305). All of Unions Region 2 champions won their classes in easy fashion. Godwin had a 350 total (185 bench press, 165 clean and jerk) in the 139 class, which put her 95 pounds ahead of Marijane Davis of Altha. Jackson and Bakken each nearest competitors, with Jackson winning the 169 class with a 370 total (195, 175) and Bakken winning the unlimited class with a 505 total (290, 215). Bakken broke the state record in the bench press for her class, while setting a new personal record in the clean and jerk. Godwins bench press was a personal record, as was Jacksons clean and jerk. time regional champions. It was pretty nice to win for who is a senior, while Godwin, what I wanted to do. I was really excited. Jackson, a senior, was the runner-up in her class at regionals behind the champion. It felt amazing, Jackson said, adding, I didnt have to kill myself on my lifts (this year). I just had a comfortable lead. The Tigers had six lifters place second through sixth, which put them in the running for earning at-large state berths, which are determined by comparing the totals of all of the states regional meets. Taylor Gainey was the runnerup in the 154 class with a 295 pounds behind Josie Hall of Altha. Breyonce Cummings placed third in the 183 class with a 305 total (155, 150), while Katie Tomlinson placed fourth in the 101 class with a 155 total (75, 80). class with a 235 total (115, 120). Two lifters placed sixth: Madelyn Whitehead with a 225 total (115, 110) in the 129 class and Cora Johnston with a 235 total (115, 120) in the 154 class. The Florida High School Athletic Association wasnt expecting to announce the attime on Wednesday, Jan. 24. chances of Cummings, Gainey and Tomlinson advancing, which would give him seven in all competing at state. Id probably go crazy with that many girls going, he said. The coach and lifters are hoping to make more history ever team state championship. If that happens, Union would be the smallest school to ever win. Past champions were Columbia, Navarre, River Ridge (New Port Richey) and Spruce Creek (Port Orange). McCoy would happily share the state spotlight with her teammates. I dont only want to win, she said. I want to win as a team now. Jackson, who was a state competitor last year, said, Id probably cry. Id just have no words. Id just cry, and I would thank God. move into girls soccer team defeat the score with a goal in the 32 nd th capped the scoring with a nd won that match, it will play for the championship on Lee led the Tornadoes (12-7) with 18 and 11 points, respectively. Tavien Young added nine points, with Taz Curry scoring eight. Bradford entered the game off its third straight win 69-62 against District 4-5A opponent Interlachen on Jan. 18 in Starke. Cummings posted a doubledouble with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Curry and Matthew Crawford had 16 and 14 points, respectively, with Curry pulling down nine rebounds. Tally Chandler added eight points and seven assists. Young and Lee added six and four points, respectively, with Young also grabbing eight rebounds. The Tornadoes, who improved to 6-0 in District 4, played district opponent Newberry this past Tuesday and will travel to play district opponent Pierson Taylor on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., following a junior varsity game at 5:30 p.m. Bradford then travels to play district opponent Keystone Heights on Friday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., following a 5:30 p.m. JV game. district foe Ft. White BY CLIFF SMELLEY The Keystone Heights High School boys basketball team came up just short in attempting to win just its second District 4-5A game, losing 50-46 to visiting Fort White on Jan. 19. Eddie Thomas and Ray Kirtley led the Indians (9-10, 1-7) with 14 and 10 points, respectively, with Thomas adding 12 rebounds. Josh Hughes and Sawyer Maxwell each had six points, while Marco Flores had points, with Ben Miller adding two. Keystone entered the game off a 62-47 road win over St. Johns Country Day on Jan. 16. Kirtley had 24 points, 13 Thomas had 20 points and 13 rebounds. Flores and Hughes scored six and four points, respectively, with each grabbing seven rebounds. Maxwell, who scored two points, also had seven rebounds. Miller and Stanley each added two points. The Indians host district opponent Bradford on Friday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., following a junior varsity game at 5:30 p.m. Keystone travels to play First Coast Christian in Jacksonville on Monday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. before hosting Cedar Key on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. The JV Indians play prior to the First Coast Christian game at 5:30 p.m. girls lose BY CLIFF SMELLEY Visiting Hawthorne defeated the Keystone Heights High School girls basketball team 39-35 on Jan. 18 as the Indians games. Victoria Snider led the Indians (6-11) with nine points and eight rebounds. Haley Julius and Destiny Bright had eight and seven points, respectively, with Bright grabbing nine rebounds. Savannah Channell while Madison Heskett and Lexi Northway added four and two points, respectively. Keystone entered the game off a 62-6 road win over District 4-5A opponent Pierson Taylor on Jan. 16. Julius and Channell scored 25 and 18 points, respectively, with Channell adding 10 rebounds and 12 steals. Snider had eight points and 10 rebounds, while Skylar Rollins had four points. Bright had three points, with Heskett and Karyn Teemely each adding two. The win put the Indians district record at 3-6 entering this past Mondays game against Fort White. Keystone hosts Eastside on Thursday, Jan. 25, before traveling to play Orange Park on Monday, Jan. 29. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m., following junior varsity games at 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 30, the Indians host Cedar Key at 5:30 p.m.