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Weekly deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. Phone 904-964-6305 Fax 904-964-8628 The Sweetest Strawberries this side of Heaven USPS 062-700 Stark e, Florida Thursday, February 22, 2018 138 th Year 29 th Issue 75 Cents Black History Extravaganza! Jimmy Hankerson Jr. performs a dance as SoldChyld. Jo-Jo Lombel prepares to cook fries at the Total Blessing BBQ Catering tent. Alica McMillian slices up cake, which was sold at the Concerned Citizens of Bradford County tent. Little Marley Harris gets an assist from Jimmy SoldChyld Hankerson on the jungle gym. (foreground) and Leroy Hankerson. Sapp. on what turned out to be a sunny, blue-sky day. organizers tally the proceeds raised for college scholarships at close to $20,000. This top. Beginning in front, Shelby Starling was crowned Little Miss Bradford Fest. Next to her, Kierston Clemons is the new Junior Miss Bradford Fest. Behind them are the new Teen Miss and Miss Bradford Fest, Emily ONeal and Grace Johns. Emily was also recently crowned Miss Union County High, while Grace won the Miss Bradford Bradford Fest crowns four Former EM director honored Recently retired Bradford County Emergency Management Director Brian Johns was honored with the Distinguished Service Award on Feb. 8, during the Florida Emergency Preparedness Associations annual meeting and work session in St. Augustine. Association President Mary Blakeney said the award was for Johns outstanding leadership and dedication to the statewide group and to the Florida Emergency Management Community. Brian Johns served the BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A neighbor to a proposed RV park near the BradfordClay County Line, as well as an environmental group, is challenging a ruling by a circuit judge which stopped an appeal to the Bradford County Commission, seeking to overturn a decision by the zoning board. Last year, Bradford commissioners, acting as their own zoning board, approved an exception allowing Toms High on the Hog Barbecue to build an RV park next to the restaurant. Resident Don Morgan and the Santa Fe Lake Dwellers appealed the decision to the county commission. However, in court papers, lawyers for Toms claimed the appeal was Circuit Judge Stanley prohibited the appeal from going forward. Now, Morgan and the lake District Court of Appeals in Tallahassee. John Middleton, attorney for Morgan and the lake dwellers said the appeal is based on the legal doctrine of equitable tolling, which says the statue of limitations will not bar a plaintiff from making a claim if the plaintiff could not discover the injury until after a deadline. Morgan and the lake dwellers based part of their appeal to the county commission on their claim that they were not given documents by Toms lawyers in a timely fashion. See JOHNS, 6A


We Support our FFA Chapters!THE OFFICE SHOP FREE DELIVERY Fast, Friendly, Professional Help (904) 964-5764 110 W. Call St. Starke, FL904-964-5764 proudly salutes 904-964-9253 ~ 301 East Call Street in Historic Downtown Starke at the Railroad CrossingTHE DOWNTOWN GRILL Supporting local Farmers and All FFA Members! 200 East Call St.Starke, FL904-368-0032Salads Subs Wraps Burgers Pizza Stromboli Calzones Soups REGULAR CARRY-OUT SPECIALS : 2 Large 3-topping Pizzas $1495 : 2 Large Cheese Pizzas $1295REGULAR CARRY-OUT SPECIALS : 2 Large 3-topping Pizzas $1495 : 2 Large Cheese Pizzas $1295 Clay Electric salutes the Future Farmers of America. We are proud to have served as North Floridas rural electric co-op for 80 years! Keystone Heights District Oce(352) 473-4917 Jackson Building Supply JBS Serving Our Community For Over 50 YearsSTARKEUS-301S 964-6078 LAKE BUTLER145 SW 6th Ave. 496-3079 John 3:16 904-964-7774407 W. Madison St. Pharmacists/Owners Dr. Thomas A. Barber & Dr. Tracy A. Abbott Pharmacist/Bobby AutryConvenient Drive-Thru Pharmacy Fast Friendly ServiceHours: M-F 8-6 Sat. 8-2 Madison StreetPharmacy Great Job FFA Members Tractor Supply stores hosting FFA fundraiser Donations during National FFA Week support student-led agricultural projects This month, Tractor Supply Company stores in Florida will collect donations during National FFA Week to support grants for FFA chapters in their community. Coinciding with National FFA Week (Feb. 17-24), Tractor Supply customers can donate $1 or more at checkout Feb. 16 while shopping in store, online at or by calling Customer Solutions at 877-718-6750. Donations will fund the national Grants for Growing program, supporting FFA chapters in Florida that are making a difference in their communities through unique and sustainable agricultural projects. The program is coordinated through a partnership with the National FFA Foundation and Tractor Supply, the countrys largest rural lifestyle retailer. Through the generosity and assistance of our customers and team members, we are honored to support local FFA chapters across the country through our Grants for Growing program, said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Company. This initiative not only allows us to invest in the next generation of agricultural leaders, but also the future of agricultural education. Since its start in 2016, Grants for Growing has raised more than $1.4 million for the National FFA Organization. The initiative has funded a total of 692 grants supporting projects involving more than 69,000 students. Notable 2017 grant recipients include the Hart County FFA growing and tending to a hydroponic vegetable garden and the creation of an Agriculture Day by the King City FFA. During this day, sixth-graders were given the opportunity to learn more about technology in agriculture, inspiring the next generation of our countrys leaders to pursue their interests in all things agriculture. Earlier this year, FFA chapters submitted applications detailing how they will start or expand on communities as well as both current and future FFA students. Funds have been requested to purchase vegetation, trees, seed, chickens, feed, mulch and tools for projects ranging from greenhouses to aquaculture labs. Grants, awarded to winning FFA chapter initiatives in the spring, have a minimum value of $500 and a maximum value of $5,000. All donations remain within the state in which they were raised. For more details about the program, visit grantsforgrowing. Agriculture teacher Kaitlin VanHeusen was named Bradford County School Districts Teacher of the Year. She was also recently named Florida Agriculture in the ClassroomHigh School Teacher of the Year for the State of Florida. She is pictured with Bradford-Union Technical Center Directory Lynn Nobles. Lingold, Christen Bryant and Ag teacher Kaitlin Van Heusen. Andrew Lingold. Capital City Bank.


Thursday, February 22, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 3A THANK YOU VETERANS 945 N. Temple Ave Suite C Starke, FL (904) 966-6266 B RADFORD COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS Great Job FFA Members! Great Job FFA Members! HARDWARE & GARDEN CENTER FRM Feed Dealer KEYSTONE HEIGHTS (352) 473-4006 MELROSE (352) 475-2400 INTERLACHEN (386) 684-2811 STARKE (904) 964-4642 ACE LAWN & GARDEN (352) 473-4001 Saluting All FFA Members! A Salute to All FFA Members!!!STARKE 811 S. Walnut Street (904) 964-7803 LAKE BUTLER 255 SE 6th Street (386) 496-3333Established 1957For All Your Banking Needs Fair Grounds SR 16 Market Rd. Fair Grounds SR 16 Market Rd. Stacy S. Creighton Superintendent Bradford School District Proudly Supports FFA Students 117 S ompson St, Starke, FL 32091 (904) 964-5010 FFA Sweetheart Blake McKenzie and Andrew Lingold. of words but of deeds. more than 650,000 FFA members who wear the blue on academic and personal growth, build healthy, local communities and strengthen American agriculture. Happy National FFA Week! Bradford Senior FFA competed at sub-districts in Lake Butler. Easton Hilliard placed second in extemporaneous public placed third in prepared public speaking and ran for sub-district cochair, Xander Van Zant participated in creed speaking, and Emily district chair. About National FFA Organization The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 653,359 student members as part of 8,568 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA. org and on Facebook, Twitter Organization blog. attended the 360 FFA conference in Haines City, where they were taught Van Zant, Bailey Bishop, Thelma Tenly and Emily at the homecoming parade.


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Thursday, February 22, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 5A Garden Bradford County beginners guide You have moved to Bradford County and you want to have a garden. This sounds like me 40 years ago, I came from Miami where we had a garden from October to April growing mostly winter vegetables. After April, it was too hot, so we raised cover crops such as black-eyed peas. This maintained the garden area and helped control weeds. Then I moved to north Florida where is gets cold and I had to learn how to garden all over again. I dont remember who told but I did, and the rest is history. They told me to decide where I wanted my garden, remembering to think about sun, shade and drainage. At the time, I did not know how wet we could get. After considering those factors, they told me to come to the This test tells you what you need for your soil to produce healthy plants. I had good soil and did not need to add anything. I got what information I could from the extension center and was also advised to talk to the local farmers since I was new to the area. There was a gold mine of information out there and the digging was good. The following vegetables were recommended for this area. Greens, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, radishes, onions, strawberries and broccoli. These could be planted from early September to midOctober. If the weather is mild you can continue planting into November. I have done this several times. Just pay attention to the weather. Most of these plants are cold tolerant, however, at any temperature under 28 F plants still need protection. Use blankets, old sheets, pine straw and even newspapers to cover the plants during the night. Blankets and sheets can be bought cheap at most thrift stores. Many winter gardens can carry over to early spring so make sure you judge your space accordingly. Now that you know what to put in your winter garden, lets move to the spring garden. English peas and potatoes can be planted by Feb. 15. Last year we had a late freeze; the peas back. Ten days later the potatoes came back. They tend to do that. By March you can plant squash (from seed), tomato plants, onion sets and radishes also from seeds. Later in the month you can plant beans, black-eyed peas and corn if you have room. Your next step is to pick out the location of the garden. Remember sun, shade and drainage. Visit your local tested. Start collecting tools you will need such as a rake, hoe, shovel, spade, wagon, stakes, string and anything else you think you may need or want. A small tractor is nice with its toys or a friendly neighbor with a tractor. You can always rent one as well. Ive done that in the past. The most important part of gardening is knowing how much time you have to spend in your garden. Too big and it can be overwhelming. Make sure you properly gauge what you and your family can handle. I have a few tricks for weed control that save time. I have a rotor tiller on my tractor and I space my rows so that I can till between them thus saving weeding. Next, I mow my yard in a circle, this throws the grass in the same direction and makes it easy to rake and put the grass in a wagon to take out to the garden. Youre now ready to start your garden. I begin by making a grid on paper, making sure to remember sun, shade, drainage and size. Some plants can handle wetter soil. Most plants can be bought at local stores or you can start your own. For squash, radish, greens and cucumbers, Id use seed to start with in the garden. If you want to buy plants early you can protect them from the heat or cold and repot them in larger containers. Any containers can be used from one-gallon to size will work, just remember right size, right place and right plant. When you go to the store look for healthy, well-watered plants, ones that are under cover and not in direct sunlight all day. Call your local plant distributor they will be delivered, then plan accordingly. Buy your plants within a day or two of when you plan to put them in the ground, keep them watered and out of direct sunlight. The last thing you need to know about is fertilizer. If your soil test recommended you need phosphorus, 10-10-10 and liquid fertilizer work for me. Follow all directions carefully. I put tilling it in and then use the liquid fertilizer as the plants need it. I start the liquid about three weeks after the plants are in the ground. You now have a garden and you can do what I do. I have a lawn chair in the shade and I sit out there and watch it grow. I take my cell phone with me so if I think of any questions I can call 966-6299. Happy gardening! Beckie Burkett, Master Gardener The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution. Church Northside Baptist Church 7415 NW C.R. 225 near Starke, welcomes award-winning gospel singer Ivan Parker on Friday, March 9, at 7 p.m. Parker performed at the Gaither Homecoming concerts. A love offering will be received. Believers Worship Center will hold an Easter Eggcitement event Saturday, March 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an egg hunt, free food, music, bounce houses and more. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy. For more information, please call Ronda at 386-614-6430. Starke Church of God by Faith has a food pantry open of each month from 10 a.m. to noon with a variety of food items available to give away. Email the details of your congregations upcoming special events to editor@ bctelegraph. com. DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 5 P.M. The Bradford County Public Library is located at 456 W. Pratt St. in Starke. For a full schedule of events, pick up a calendar from the front desk. You can also get the latest news on Facebook at www.facebook. com/bradfordlibrary. For more information on these programs or other services, please call 904-368-3911 or visit www. Sports camp For children and teens between the ages of 7 and 17, the library has a fun after-school program that encourages an active lifestyle. Every Wednesday, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., youths can participate in a sports camp, which is a high-energy activity that teaches character building techniques and promotes the importance of teamwork. The experienced trainers, Stefan Nichols and Christopher Latain, jam pack the hour with fun and instruction. This event is for ages 7 to 17. Attendance is free! Parents will need to sign a medical release form for each child who participates. Feb. 27 Listen to the soothing sounds of musical legends while your brushstrokes bring comfort to your soul. We call it art therapy. During Stress-Free Painting, which begins at 5 p.m. on inspiration in the artwork of others. 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. The Bradford County Public Library Childrens Department is taking building with Lego blocks to a new level. Bots n Blocks, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6, is a program that will introduce children between the ages of 5 to 12 to a creative and exciting way to play building blocks. The fun starts at 4 p.m. and continues until 6 p.m. Contact Curtis at 904-368-3918 for details. Celebrate the birthday of a cultural icon who entertained generations of readers with funny illustrations and a unique writing style. Bradford County Public Library is hosting a Birthday Bash for Dr. Seuss from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1. Join us for food and fun! Enthralling is the word that has been used repeatedly to describe the debut novel by Jane Harper, The Dry.? Find out if you agree and discuss it with us during a delicious lunch at a local restaurant on Call Street at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 15. Bring lunch money. Contact Kathy at 904-368-3921 for details. 23 Keep your social life active by meeting new people and catching up with friends during the garden-themed tea party for adults at Bradford County Public Library. The Garden Tea Party begins at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 23. Attendance is free. Seating is limited. R.S.V.P by calling 904368-3921 or stop by the librarys front desk. Free tax return assistance The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program has been helping people prepare their tax returns since 1968. Last year, the program helped millions of low/ moderate-income taxpayers prepare their tax returns at more than 5,000 sites nationwide. Volunteers from AARP will be at the Bradford County Public Library on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting Feb. 1 to her Social Security Card, photo Appointments are available through Thursday, April 12. To schedule an appointment, call 904-368-3911 or sign up at the librarys front desk. Writers meetup Writers, both professional and amateur, meet at the library on of every month to discuss, edit, critique and encourage. Whether you are working on a book, blogging on the internet, or writing as a hobby, review sessions with other writers welcome. HOURS B Y APPOINTMENT ONLY The STEAKHOUSEin STARKEU.S. 301 South GREATER ALLEN CHAPEL 746 N. Pine Street Starke, FL 904-964-6995 AME 211 S. Temple (301 S.) next to CVS Precision Auto 528 South Walnut St. Starke, FL 32091 Automotive Service Center964-3199 402 N. Temple USPS 062-700 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Starke, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Bradford County Telegraph131 West Call Street Starke, Florida 32091Phone: 964-6305 P.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091 Daniel Hildebran, General Manager Editor: Mark J. Crawford Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: John R. Tillman Typesetting: Eileen Gilmore Advertising & Newspaper Prod: Beth Tillman Bookkeeping & Classified Adverts: Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping Asst: Linda Lacombe Front office Asst: Jenny Starnes Publisher: John M. Miller Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Library Senior Center The Bradford County Senior Center is located at 1805 N. Temple Ave in Starke. If you have any questions or would like further information on any activities or events, please call 904-368-3955. A calendar of events can be found at www. Senator Rubios at the senior center Thursday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon. If you have any issues with Social Security, Medicare, Veterans IRS or any federal agency, a representative from the senators with you to see how they may be of assistance. Please plan to attend to meet your local staff and Stop in and see what the Bradford Senior Centers Wood Carving Group is up to. The class meets every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon. Not a wood carver? No problem, we have a great instructor, and in no time you will be whittling away the hours. Cooking Smart rescheduled Learn easy, healthy and nutritious recipes, watch food demonstrations, and enjoy samples from the recipe of the day. This is not just a cooking class but one that will educate you how to stretch your grocery dollars, eat well and exercise, plus provide information and giveaways to help you be a healthy senior. Eat Smart, Cook Smart is a class sponsored by UF/IFAS and the Bradford next class will be Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m. Medicare help Have questions about your Medicare or prescription plans? SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders is available at the senior center every Wednesday from 1 p.m. Stop in and speak with a SHINE representative and get those questions answered. SHINE representatives can also review your current plan to ensure you have the best plan for your needs. Mobility for Life On Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 10:30 a.m., the Safe Mobility for Life Coalition will present an informational workshop on aging and mobility. Come learn how you can remain safe, independent and active in your community. The workshop will give seniors the resources to stay safe and mobile for life. To sign up, please call the senior center at 904-368-3955. Yoga and tai chi Need to improve your balance? Maybe youre having issues with range of motion in a shoulder knee or hip. The senior center offers classes to help with these issues. Join the Chair Yoga and Tai Chi Hour Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m. One hour twice a week will improve range of motion and balance and refresh the mind. For a more advanced yoga class, join us for one hour every Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m.


Fully Insured& Complete Tree ServiceNo Job Too Big or Too Small!WE DO IT ALL!!904-964-7906904-364-7065 cellDont let your tree issue become a tree problem! Johns crowned Miss Bradford Fest BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Judges awarded Grace Johns her second pageant title in two months, crowning her Miss Bradford Fest Saturday night. among four contestants for Miss Bradford High School. Miss Bradford Fest, has raised close to $20,000 in scholarship funding for the Santa Fe College Foundation and earned Johns a $4,000 scholarship. Johns is the daughter of Kevin and Amie Johns. She is 18 years old and attends Bradford High School. In addition to taking the overall Western wear competition. Macey Hardee was the runner up in the senior division. She is the daughter of Steven and Heather Hardee. She is 17 and attends Union County High School. Hardee also won the evening wear competition and was recognized for advertising sales. Other senior division participants were Bethany Bryan, who won the Peoples Choice Award, Jayla Eiland, who won Most Photogenic and Andria Frampton, winner of the Congeniality Award. Eiland and Frampton were also recognized for event ticket sales. Taking the Teen Miss Bradford Fest title was Emily ONeal. She is the daughter of Darrell and Susan ONeal. The 16-yearold attends Union County High School and like Johns, ONeal is a repeat winner, winning the Miss Union County High School crown on Feb. 2. ONeal also won the Miss Bradford Fest Onstage Question Award, Interview Award, the Teen Miss Western Wear Award and the Teen Miss Evening Wear Award. runner up in the Teen Division. Morgan also won the Directors Award for the teen and senior divisions. Molly Kent was the second runner up in the Teen Division. Also participating were Kylee Davis, Josie Cannon and Most Photogenic Tara Holtzendorf. Kierston Clemons is the Junior Miss Bradford Fest. She is the daughter of Wayne and Ashley Clemons. The 10-year-old Lake Butler Elementary student was also a Most Photogenic, Western Wear and Peoples Choice winner. First runner-up was Annabeth Oody, who won the Junior Miss evening wear competition. Second runner-up was Addyson Hinds, who was recognized for selling the most advertisements in the Miss Bradford Fest program. Also participating were Lily Barksdale, Kellsie Cochran and Georgia Rizer. Shelby Starling won the Little Miss Bradford Fest title. She is the daughter of Amanda and Tommy Starling and attends Lake Butler Elementary. Starling also won the Little Miss Western wear competition. First runner-up was Maddison Lee, who won the Little Miss evening wear competition. Shalin Hannah was the second runner-up. She was also the Little Miss Most Photogenic and won Miss Congeniality for the Little and Junior Miss divisions. Also participating were Bailee Grace Meier, Regan Adams, who won a Directors Award and was recognized for Miss Bradford Fest ticket sales, and Gabriella Hinds, recognized for advertising sales. Emcees were Ashley Harris and Kelsey Harrison. Lisa Tatum and Laine Rodgers directed the event. Ginger Sumner was choreographer. Judges were Rachel Smith, Kathryn Thomas, Katie Jones and Courtney Sexton, Miss Florida, 2016. The 2017 winners assisted handing out this years awards. They were Miss Bradford Fest Miriah Maxwell, Teen Miss Bradford Fest Brooklyn Cunningham, Junior Miss Bradford Fest Hailey Osteen and Little Miss Bradford Fest Raegan Godwin. (L-R) Brooklyn Cunningham and Miriah Maxwell crown Molly Kent (right) accepts the Teen Miss second runner-up trophy from Brooklyn Cunningham. Macey Hardee (right) up Miss Bradford Fest trophy from Miriah Maxwell. Jayla Eiland in Western wear. wear. Kelsie Cochran during the Western wear competition. Lily Barksdale during the Western wear competition. Emily ONeal after being announced as the new Miss Teen Bradford Fest. Caitlain Morgan (right) accepting the Brooklyn Cunningham. residents of Bradford County for 12 years and always demonstrated a willingness to help neighboring counties, Blakeney said. While Brian worked in the region, he responded to Hurricanes Irma, Hermine, and Matthew, Tropical Storm Fay, and numerous Blakeney added that Johns at Bradford, and at various times during his tenure assumed the manager and acting county manager. Prior to joining Bradford County, Johns worked for 30 years at the City of Gainesvilles Fire Rescue Department, where he retired as a lieutenant. County Manager Brad Carter said Johns is a true people person that sincerely cares about everyone. I have never encountered a more dedicated public servant, said Carter. Brian is truly a distinguished Florida public safety professional and small county advocate and is deserving of being recognized with a FEPA Distinguished Service Award. Shoot with the Come Shoot with the Sheriff at Bradford Sportsmens Farm on Friday, March 16, and raise money for local charities. Registration will begin at noon along with lunch and a safety speech, and the shooting begins at 1 p.m. Register for $100 per shooter with a minimum of three shooters per squad. You can rent golf carts and purchase ammunition on site. For more information, to preregister or reserve a cart, please call 904-966-6320. Gabriella Hinds during the Western wear competition. JOHNS


Thursday, February 22, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 7A Georgia Rizer during the Western wear competition. Annabeth Oody with the trophy. Bailee Grace Meier during the Western wear competition. Maddison Lee (right) accepts the Little Miss Raegan Godwin. Tara Holtzendorf (right) accepting the Teen Miss from Brooklyn Cunningham. Shalin Hannah (right) accepting the second runner-up trophy for Little Miss Bradford Fest from Raegan Godwin. Andria Frampton (right) accepting the Congeniality Award from Miriah Maxwell. Josie Cannon during the Bethany Bryan (right) Choice Award from Brooklyn Cunningham. Regan Adams (right), accepting the Directors Award from Miriah Maxwell. (L-R) Raegan Godwin, Brooklyn Cunningham and Miriah Maxwell crown Shelby Starling as Little Miss Bradford Fest. Kierston Clemons after winning the Junior Miss Bradford Fest title. Addyson Hinds (right) accepting the Junior Miss second runner-up trophy from Hailey Osteen. Reconstruction Step back in time to the Reconstruction Era at Dudley Farm State Park as living historians bring to life 1868, following the Civil War. Come out Feb. 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $5 per car with up to eight occupants. The park is located at 18730 W. Newberry Road in Newberry. Attract bluebirds to your yard Youre invited to an upcoming workshop on attracting bluebirds. Youll build your own bluebird box to take home. Sponsored by Bradford County Master Gardeners, the workshop will take place at 2 p.m. March 20, at the Bradford County Extension for Lawtey This year, March 17 marks the 10th year of the Little Miss and Little Mr. Trail Ridge Festival Pageant. Although, the Lawtey Trail Ridge Festival began in 2004, it Little Miss and Little Mr. pageant was held. In 2017, the name of the festival was changed to the Lawtey Spring Festival. Since its beginning, the following young girls and boys have been crowned pageant winners: Briel Waldrop and Kristapher James; Annslie Kaydin Nipper and Brent Waldrop; Harli Mosley and Harley Troyer; Aliyah Lamoree and Jalen Williams; Destiny Brevaldo and Jordan Givens; Leighla Williams and Daelyn Cornwall; Aliyah Lamoree and Dalton Cox; Chelsey Bradley and Harley Troyer; and Alexis Berry and Tyler Berry. Applications for the 2018 Festival are available at the Lawtey City Hall, Lawtey Elementary School and with members of the Trail Ridge Festival Organization. Remember the festival motto, Its all about fun with family and friends. Come out for a wonderful day of family fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with games and rides for the kids, a car show, entertainment, lots of good food, the very popular Sweets Auction and much more. Melrose Art Walk Mossman Hall will present lifelong artist Kay Deuben in a show that features Cracker cattle, horses, dogs, birds and Florida locals. A reception will be held during the next Art Walk. month, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Melrose Art Walk encourages patrons to visit exhibits at each of the towns six galleries. The Art Walk is sponsored by the Melrose All Arts Council.


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Mackey said the keys were for the team to stay focused and continue to give great effort. Cummings, who led the team with 18 points, summed it up thusly: "Keep working, through." quarter. Cummings had a layup off a Taz Curry assist, followed by Jordan Lee receiving dunking in transition. Cummings scored on a drive to the basket. The Panthers, after calling a time out, scored six straight, with Bradford turning the ball over on three straight possessions during that span. Cummings scored on a rebound throw, scored again on a drive to the basket. Tally Chandler then had a layup on a runout to put lead at the start of the third Sylvester sank a jumper for the Tornadoes responded with an and a free throw, followed by two free throws by Cummings. the baseline for a basket. Lee scored off an inbounds run, receiving a downcourt pass from Mackey for a layup that put later put the Tornadoes ahead by Bradford helped Newberry cut with two seconds on the clock to send Bradford into the fourth The Panthers opened the fourth quarter by outscoring the Panthers David Robinson was fouled. He missed both rebounded the second miss, leading to a basket by Chase Moore that evened the score at Tornadoes picked up their fourth technical foul. Chandler credited his players for not getting frustrated and letting the game slip away from them. "These guys are pretty resilient," Chandler said. "They kind of take that stuff as a challenge." Cummings believed his teammates would do what needed to be done, saying, "I just had trust in them, and we got the job done." after Bradford missed three shots around the rim, had a steal and two free throws for Newberry, Chandler scored on a Cummings assist. Cummings then had two straight baskets to push the lead to eight with 1:10 to play. "I felt I had to do what I needed to do get the team a win," Cummings said. Chandler made a free throw found himself all alone under the basket following a Dontae downcourt pass from a teammate seconds to play. for Bradford, while Chandler had 10. Lee and Williams had seven and six, respectively, while Curry and Cambren Douglas each added two. Cummings and Lee had six the regional playoffs off two those games can help his team moving forward. "It tests your guys to see how they will respond," Chandler when the game is close, are they to keep doing that they need to?" So far, the answer is yes. Bradford High School won its third straight district title in boys' basketball. Pictured are: (front, l-r) head coach Adrian Chandler, Tavi'en Young, Jordan Lee, Jalen Williams, Cambren Douglas, (middle, l-r) team assistant Starr Pittman, Tally Chandler, Tarrin Jackson, D.J. 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Shiane Cassels hit a double. Starting pitcher Maggie Olive gave up no hits and two walks, striking out three, in two innings. Shealey gave up three hits and one walk, striking out four, in three innings. Bradford entered the game Cassels and Krista Hildebran each drove in a run in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings, but Fort White scored four runs in the top of the eighth to win. two home runs and three RBI. Cassels hit a double. The Tornadoes played district opponent Palatka this past Tuesday and Gainesville hosts district opponent P.K. then travel to play Gainesville p.m. before traveling to play district opponent Santa Fe on Jennings drives in only KHHS win over Clay BY CLIFF SMELLEY seventh to give the Keystone Heights High School softball on Feb. 16. giving up just one walk, as the Jennings and Lexi Keystone entered the game Jennings, Skylar Rollins and Bailey Story each went a double and Story hitting a triple. Jennings and Rollins each had one RBI, while Story had three. Northway and Molly Savannah Channell, who hit a double, and Cami Worley each had two RBI, while Smith each had one. Moncrief gave up two hits and no walks, striking out two. The Indians played district opponent Newberry this past Tuesday and will host district opponent Palatka on Keystone then travels for two and at Newberry on Monday, Androlevich throws nohitter, UCHS wins district BY CLIFF SMELLEY Teala Howard drove in four County High School softball over host Crescent City in the teams on Feb. 16. runners reached on errors as and struck out six. doubles, while Tiffany Clark Stone and Brooke Waters. Waters hit a double. each from Kensley Hamilton, Madelyn Kish, Charli Morrow, Shelby Spratlin and Katie Tomlinson. Union played Gainesville this past Tuesday and will host district opponent Hilliard on The Tigers then host Clay on Carolyn Davis Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. Ms. Carolyn was born and Bertha (Wilson) Rhoden. She had been a resident of Grandin since 1983 and attended Hampton Baptist Mutt to her family and friends, as well as Granny to her grandchildren, Carolyn was a homemaker and loved taking care of her family. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents and numerous siblings. She is survived by: her devoted and loving companion of 38 years, Herman Mayes of Grandin; her children, John "Clint" (Christy) Davis of Grandin, Cal (Hillary) Davis of Grandin, Clay (Teresa) Davis of Palatka, Priscilla "Dee" and Dawn (Chris) Mayes of Grandin; and brother, Robert behind are numerous grandchildren, members and friends. Funeral services were held Baptist Church, Hawthorne, with Burial followed at Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Hampton. Gallagher Funeral Home, Starke. Brandi Hall MIDDLEBURG Brandi Lynn and Paula Hall. She grew up and graduated high school in Bradford County. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, John McKinney, Narcie Thornton and Warren and She is survived by: her parents, Steven Hall and Paula Hall; brothers, twin brother, Brandon Hall; sister, Davis. Funeral services were held Feb. followed at Macedonia Cemetery. Enoch Jones Jones, 83, of Ocala went to be with Ralph Victor, Thurman Paul, James Gordon, Malcom Ray "Mack", Harold Lloyd "Cecil", Phillip Bernard "Bill", Lemuel Thomas "Tom", Viola, Leola, Mary, Ruth, Ruby, Enoch Travis "Sonny", Gerald Lee, Lowry Matthews, Sandra, Betty, Hazel and Ronnie Lee. There are six surviving brothers and sisters. Sonny retired from Florida Rock Industries. He was a dedicated father and papa. yard and tinkering with things. He is survived by: his wife, Bobby Jean Wilkinson Jones; sons, Richard Brooker and Robert Jessie "Robbie" (Donna) Jones of New River; his daughter, Kathy (Michelle) Rene of Sierra, Lackey, and Lori; and two Colton. in Brooker on March 3rd at 1 p.m. casual potluck gathering of friends and family. We will be remembering and honoring a loving husband and father who will be dearly missed. Diane Turner Mundorff, age 71, of Keystone Heights passed away at her to the late Jack and Helen (Whitley) Turner. Diane worked as a waitress serving the Starke and Keystone Heights area for 36 years and retired years of dedicated service. She was a member of Eliam Baptist Church where she would often volunteer and help out when needed. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, taking care of her cats and she loved to garden. Diane was also known for spoiling her customers. In addition to her parents, her brother, Larry had preceded her in death. Diane is survived by: her husband of 37 years, Wayne Mundorff of Keystone Heights; her children, Richard (Susan) Stitt of Murphy, North Carolina, Thomas Stitt of Lake Butler, Lisa Vickery of Starke, Elizabeth (Johnny) Smith of Florahome, Terry (Beth) Mundorff of Melrose, Pat (Brenda) Mundorff of Raiford, and Luana Mundorff of Hawthorne; three brothers, Jerry (Sandra) Turner of Baxley, Georgia, Terry (Pat) Ronnie Turner of Keystone Heights. Norman Burnett of Keystone Heights; stepmother, Phyllis Turner twenty three grandchildren, eighteen nephews, extended family and her best friend, Jo Reed. will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. Home, Keystone Heights. www. 3176. Patricia Pardee "Pat" Raley Pardee, 68, of Palm Coast, formerly of Keystone Heights and Graham died Friday, Feb. 16, in Palatka to the late Daniel Levi and Zonie Bell (Cason) Raley, was a 1967 graduate of Bradford High School and was also a graduate of Jones Business School. She was a longtime member of Hope Baptist Church. Three of her siblings, Raley and Clement Raley, preceded her in death. Survivors include: her husband Marshall "Gregory" (Diane) Pardee of Starke and Charles "Jason" Pardee of Palm Coast; sister, Iris Muriel Raley (Ed) Bennett of Keystone Heights; two grandchildren; nine other family members. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel, with funeral services starting at Eliam Cemetery in Melrose. Keystone Heights. Louise Rosier Health and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness. Dunnellon to the late James Leroy and Janie (Driggers) Ross and was a longtime resident of Lawtey. She was a homemaker and a member of Evergreen Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was: her husband, Marvin E. Rosier; daughter, Bonnie Johns; and grandson, Bryan Rosier. She is survived by: son, Steven Rosier; eight grandchildren and The family will receive friends in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel of p.m., with funeral services beginning in Crosby Lake Cemetery, with Starke. Harold Tisdale Sr. "Ricky" Tisdale Sr., 71, died family by his side in Gainesville. Born and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi, the son of Daniel Garvis and Thelma (Luzenberg) Tisdale, he was a longtime resident of Florida for was a "jack of all trades" who loved working hard and working with his hands. Whether remodeling houses or installing cabinetry, he ensured that each job was of his absolute best owner of R & J Construction, but his love for his work, however, had matter what the schedule held, there was always time to be out in the boat watching his children grow and start their own families to give him his one of them so uniquely. Whether through funny nicknames, inside jokes or a trip on the boat, he made sure to connect with each one. Ricky is preceded in death by: his parents, Daniel Garvis and Thelma Tisdale; his brother, Jessie (Sharon) Tisdale; and his son, Ricky (Connie)Tisdale Jr. Ricky is survived by: his loving Tisdale Jr. and Bob (Maxine) Tisdale; his sons, Greg (Michelle) Tisdale Sr. and Chris (Tiffany) (Cheri) Davis, Phyllis Carmichael, Lynn (Danny) Halsey, Connie (Sid) Mohart and Randy Davis; grandchildren. 19 at Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Memorial Chapel, Starke. Visit to Letha Rucker illness. Mrs. Rucker was born started working, she was a telephone operator. She was a secretary for the Florida Road Department, the First Baptist Church of Lake Butler and the Bradford Union Guidance Clinic. She also spent many years as a homemaker. Her quiet intellect infused everything she did, eclipsed only by her kindness. The world is full of impatient and entitled people; she provided a counterpoint by simply being herself. She treasured her family, loving them an infant son, Paul Kevin Rucker, and sister, Ida Lee Tyson. She is survived by: her husband child, Paula Elaine (Wayne) Kiger of Tallahassee; and two grandchildren, Tenley Kiger and Wayne Kevin Kiger. She is also survived by a sister, Faye Drew of Lakeland. Baptist Church of Lake Butler on Feb. 17. Burial followed at Dekle Cemetery. Friends and relatives are encouraged to donate to Florida David Best Best graduates basic military training graduated from basic military The airman completed an that included training in military basic warfare principles and skills. training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Force. Best earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of David and Margaret Best, grandson of Margaret Nowlin, and Starke. The airman is also the brother of Holly Tew and Rachel Bradford High School and earned Santa Fe College, Starke. Col. Samuel Elbert DAR meeting set for March 5 The Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter of the National Society Revolution will hold its regular monthly meeting beginning at at IHOP in Starke. Leslie Harper will be the hostess. The program will be presented by Julia Saldivar, member of the Florida State committees. In addition, the chapter, led by Honorary Chapter Regent Konnie Beauregard, will be presenting Women in Janet Zengel Messer and Mary Jane Gallop Katter. Do you have a Revolutionary amazing genealogical resources. regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving 1783, is eligible for membership information.