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, March 1, 2018 138th Year 30th Issue 75 CentsBees by the Bay returns March 3Bees by the Bay is a practical view of the honey bee through creativity, knowledge and the many ways they event on March 3 in Melrose will feature beekeeping experts providing information and guidance, honey made mead and baked goods, honey, jewelry, plants, and bee-related arts and crafts. This all takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Bee Bop will follow at 8 p.m. at Mossman Hall, featuring Crooked Counsel. There is a $10 cover charge. Bee there or bee square! For more information, please contact Karen Boger via email at email@example.com.Soil and water group meets TuesdayThe Bradford Soil and Water Conservation District will meet on Tuesday, March 6, at 9 a.m. at the There will be reports on the status of district projects and activities. The Irma and exploring options to reduce There is a vacant supervisor seat on the Bradford Soil and Water Conservation District. Anyone interested in being appointed to that position should attend the March meeting to learn about the board. Contact Paul Still at stillpe@aol. com or call him at 904-368-0291 for more information. The meeting is open to the public. The board will be holding a poster contest for kindergarten through 12th-grade students and a speech contest for sixththrough 12th-grade students. The theme of both contests is Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home. Posters must be turned in at speeches will be given at the April 3 Bradford Soil and Water Conservation District meeting. Contact Paul Still about the rules for each contest.Note veterans scheduleThe Bradford County Veterans March 6, through Friday, March 9. 13. Normal hours are Wednesday from 2-6 p.m., Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. Tuesday hours vary. Call Barbara Fischer at 904-966-6385 for an appointment.Republicans meet March 8The monthly meeting of the Bradford County Republicans will be held on Thursday, March 8, in the Capital City Bank community room beginning at 7 p.m. The bank is located at 350 N. Temple Ave. (U.S. Hwy 301) in Starke. All Republicans are invited to attend. For more information please contact Chairman Richard Solze at 904-9645803. CommunityNews Long-planned creek project now underwayBY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Finally under construction, the Edwards Bottomlands Project will restore a portion of Alligator Creek, provide wetlands mitigation and could Funded jointly by the Suwannee River Water Management District and the Florida Department of Transportation, the project is a response to the city of Starkes wellmeaning but ultimately disastrous attempt to clean out Alligator Creek all the way out to Flume Road (Northeast 17th Avenue) by dredging it in the early 2000s. The dredging destabilized the bed and sides of the creek and resulted in tons of sediment being deposited in Lake Rowell, impacting water quality and wildlife habitat. An initial plan to restore the creek was abandoned because of its 2018 Strawberry Queen Bobbie Grace Barber, pictured above center with 2017 royals Rebehak Milner and Maddee Peeples, and Strawberry Princess Brooklyn Cunningham, pictured at left, were crowned in the 56th annual Bradford-Union Strawberry Pageant Saturday night. For more from the event, including all of the prize-winning contestants, see inside. STRAWBERRY STANDOUTS See CREEK, 6AShooting draws focus to school safetyBY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor While talking heads debate everything from banning guns to arming teachers in the wake of the latest massacre a mass shooting in a Parkland, Florida, high school on Valentines Day that claimed 17 lives those in the school system are charged with doing more immediately to protect students. Superintendent Stacey Creighton and Assistant Superintendent David Harris talked about steps taken in response to Parkland, including reviewing plans already in place and testing them through drills to discover and eliminate weaknesses. Parents outpouring of concern, Creighton said of the drills. Schools are learning centers. The expertise of administrators lies in education, so they turn to law enforcement for support, including as soon as possible after Parkland. Constant contact with local law District and employees at an impasseBY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor The Bradford Education Association, which represents teachers and education support employees, has declared an impasse after representatives were unable to agree with the school district on contract language for job assignments. Following compromises, there is a lot both sides do agree on, including a pay raise that would bring all eligible employees to the appropriate level years. Language over involuntary job transfers is still holding up contract We were very, very close to getting an agreement said Assistant Superintendent David Harris. Weve offered a lot of money as far as getting their salaries where they need to be. According to Harris, the school district has listened and agreed with teachers on points being made over involuntary transfers, including restrictions placed on unilateral See SAFETY, 5A See IMPASSE, 5A
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 Bounce Houses Water Slides Dunk Tanks Trackless Train rf CALL OR TEXT904-364-6128 New Strawberry royalty crownedBY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Bobbie Grace Barber was crowned Miss Bradford-Union Strawberry Queen during the 56th annual pageant held Feb. 24. Bobbie Grace is an 18-year old student at Union County High School and Florida Gateway College. Her platform was Healthy Heart Awareness, and Teal Tile Carpet One sponsored her. Her parents are Robbie and Rhonda Barber of Lake Butler. Bobbie Grace intends to pursue a degree in microbiology at the University of Florida and attend the College of Dentistry. She is a Beta Club member, scholar athlete, co-captain of the UCHS cheer squad and was a competition. Clearly best dressed according to the judges, Bobbie Grace won the Casual Wear Award and Evening Gown Award, which were worth a combined 35 percent of the competition scoring, and the Interview Award, which was worth another 30 percent. Among her prizes was a $2,000 scholarship from the Bradford County Community Women. The runner-up in the queen category, Erin Stidham, was also selected Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants. The 17-year-old Union County High and Florida Gateway College student was sponsored by Pat Cunningham Construction. Brooklyn Cunningham, daughter of Talisha Parrish and Pat Cunningham of Lake Bulter, was crowned 2018 Strawberry Princess. Brooklyn is a 16-year-old student at Union County High School and Florida Gateway College where she is on the presidents list. She is a scholar athlete for tennis and cheerleading. Her platform was Animal Community Care, and she was sponsored by Call Street Family Dentistry. She plans to pursue a career in orthodontics with a degree from the University dedicated to animal rescue and care. Brooklyn won the Peoples Choice Award, which is bestowed by the audience. Runner-up McKenzie Clemons is 14 and attends Lake Butler Middle School and Florida Virtual School. She was sponsored by M&K Construction and Classy Crossroads. During the 1980s-inspired pageant with the theme Girls Just Want to Have Fun, the contestants did just that, opening with that Cyndi Lauper classic and Ive Had the Time of My Life from Dirty Dancing before breaking into Kenny Loggins Footloose. More than emcee, Sondra Hunt entertained as always, belting out Hearts heart-wrenching Alone and getting up close and personal with the audience to Whitney Wanna Dance with Somebody. Last years royals, Rebekah Milner and Maddee Peeples, said goodbye with songs of faith and praise. But it was another singer who emerged with the Top Talent Award. Queen contestant Andria Frampton won for her performance of Never Enough from the soundtrack of The Greatest Showman. Andria was awarded the Most Photogenic prize as well. The Marketing Award went to princess contestant Reagan Robinson. The Bradford County Community Women Inc. sponsors the pageant and includes Director Amanda Moore and co-directors Amber Sullivan and Chessie Flanders. Strawberry Queen Bobbie Grace Barber as best dressed, winning the awards for casual wear and evening gown. Evoking the 1980s, Brooklyn Cunningham introduces herself to the judges who later crowned her princess. Miss Congeniality Erin Stidham went for laughs with her stand-up performance. Queen contestant Andria Frampton (right) won the talent and photogenic awards. She is pictured with 2017 Princess Rebekah Milner. Sondra Hunt in her performance of Alone. Reagan Robinson in casual wear.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 3A Please Attend the Round Up Scheduled for Your Childs School AND Bring the Following Documents: Birth Certificate Social Security Card Well Child Physical Current Immunization Record Proof of Residence (Drivers License or Utility Bill with service address on bill or a Lease) School Year 2017-2018 Brooker Elementary Monday, March 20 8:30 AM 10:00 AM Hampton Elementary Monday, March 20 10:30 AM 12:30 PM Lawtey Community School Tuesday, March 21 9:00 AM 11:30 AM Southside ElementaryWednesday, March 22 9:00 AM 11:30 AM Starke Elementary Thursday, March 23 9:00 AM 11:30 AM To: Parents of Children turning age 4 by September 1, 2017 Round Up Dates & Schools SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019 rrf ntb Brooker Elementary School March 26th 8:00-9:30 Hampton Elementary School March 26th 10:00-11:30 Lawtey Community School March 27th 9:00-11:00 Southside Elementary School March 28th 9:00-11:00 Starke Elementary School April 2nd 9:00-11:00 Rainbow Center May 3rd 9:00-11:00 & 4:006:00**Rainbow Center will be for any who missed a round-up at a school site** Queen contestant Sabrina Owen also performed. Princess contestant Logan Andrews. McKenzie Clemons brought Barbie to life. County hearing concerns about bypass rezoningBY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor County commissioners and their staff tried to reassure members of the public who live or own property near the future bypass interchange north of Starke that they would not rezone those properties without their input or approval. Zoning Director Randy Andrews said a letter inviting property owners to the Feb. 15 workshop may have mislead them to believe otherwise, and the tried to comfort those in attendance that the commission wants zoning changes to be voluntary. That being said, there was no guarantee that residents would like what their neighbors decide. The commission created a new zoning category Commercial Intensive-Highway to regulate the type of development that is expected to occur around the bypass interchanges. The category primarily allows for tourist-related commercial activities such as restaurants, gas stations, motels, campgrounds, etc. The county is offering to commercially rezone properties of those landowners who are interested. By sponsoring the application for the landowners, the county would absorb the cost of making the change, saving landowners several thousand dollars. This wont take place immediately, but several months down the road, and again, it is voluntary. Those who opt not to change will remain either residentially or agriculturally zoned. A majority of the people who have called me have voiced the opinion they do not want their property rezoned. A lot of people feel like the county is trying to rezone their property without their interests or their thoughts, and thats not whats happening here, Andrews said. The zoning director explained that the county is trying to be proactive in anticipating and guiding the type of development that could be expected around the overpass interchanges, particularly the interchange north of Starke. If you do live along 301, thats mainly our commercial corridor; thats where you want your commercial property to be. If youre a couple of hundred yards off of 301 or down a dirt road, were not going to go in there and force you to become a commercially zoned property. Having amended the land development regulations to create the new zoning category, the board must now look at its zoning map and decide which properties should develop along those lines. By the end of these conversations with residents, the county hopes to have a list of those interested in rezoning for future development and those who dont intend to rezone. Not rezoning, however, doesnt mean residents wont feel the impact of the development around them. This is what concerned Glen Witt, whose family uses their homestead agriculturally, including keeping horses. Witt wanted to know how he could protect himself from a development like a truck stop next door. Could, for example, a privacy wall be stipulated to separate commercial and agricultural properties? I understand and I respect the growth, but I also want to protect what we spent 25-plus years building, he said. Witt feared intrusion on his property and said he didnt want a parking lot full of Jiffy store customers petting his horses. Very honestly, if I had wanted to live in town, we would have done that 25 years ago, he said. Im looking to protect my investment. Andrews said LDRs call for buffers between the twotypes of development, be it a landscape buffer, a wooden fence or concrete wall. Buildings must also be set back from the property lines. County attorney Will Sexton said in establishing the new zoning category the county has designated what types of development are allowed by right or with a special exception. Once a property is rezoned, the county cannot say which commercial property can be a truck stop and which can be a retail establishment, however. If truck stops are allowed in the Commercial Intensive-Highway category and they are with a special exception from the Board of Adjustment then any landowner with enough property can develop one there. Commissioner Danny Riddick asked what would happen if a residential property owner is sandwiched between two property owners who want to go commercial. Sexton said opponents to any proposed zoning change on a neighboring parcel would have an opportunity to speak out when the rezoning hearings occur. Andrews said those hearings would be well advertised, including with onsite signage. Other residents who spoke had questions about property values, taxes, noise and related issues. Sexton said the county recognizes that development is going to occur in the area with the completion of the bypass. The commission is trying to think ahead and regulate that development while gathering input from those who will be impacted in the process. Andrews invited everyone with a question about the process to come speak with him personally in the Building concerns and how they feel their property should be zoned. The Commercial IntensiveHighway category allows tourist-oriented facilities such as restaurants, automotive service stations, motels and campgrounds, and vehicle rental. Retail developments are restricted to those selling fruit, gifts, novelties and other sales catering to tourists, or those selling home and farm supplies and equipment. Business and allowed as well. Light manufacturing (assembling, processing, packaging, etc.) as well as wholesale storage and distribution centers are also accommodated. Some uses are not allowed by right and will require the developer to pursue a special exception, including truck stops, travel trailer parks and campgrounds, commercial tourist attractions, alcohol package stores, bars, bed and breakfast inns, pawn shops, and sporting goods stores.
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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 WEST, ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 5 AND 8, A DISTANCE OF 168.34 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE FOUND AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 8, ALSO BEING THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY, 86.98 FEET TO A SET IRON ROD, THENCE FEET TO AN IRON ROD SET ON THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF SAID LAFAYETTE STREET; ALONG LAST SAID SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY, 76.92 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. The real property described herein is not the constitutional homestead of the Grantor herein as that term is Florida Constitution. CITY OF HAMPTON CITIZEN ADVISORY TASK FORCE (CATF) MEETING NOTICE A FAIR HOUSING/ EQUAL/ OPPORTUNITY/ HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION CITY OF HAMPTON FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION CLOSING AND ABANDONING ROADWAY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS REPAIR OF DAMAGED PAVED ROADS SECTIONS OF FIVE ROADS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Give blood, give lifeThe strength of a community depends on its health, and its health partially depends on an adequate blood supply. Help give life by donating blood on Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10, at the Walmart Supercenter in Starke. Stop by the bloodmobile between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and make a contribution that can save up to three lives in local hospitals. Donors are asked to eat a healthy meal, particularly breakfast, and drink plenty donors will be entered to win a Tundra 50 Yeti cooler and will receive a recognition item and a complimentary cholesterol screening. Donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and show a valid photo ID at the time of donation. Sixteenyear-olds must have written parental consent to donate. For more information, call LifeSouth toll-free at 888-795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org.Lawtey Spring Festival setThe 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, March 1, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 5A Garden ChurchThe 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 March in the gardenWhat to plantAnnuals/bedding plants: Dianthus and other cool-season Consider planting warm-season annuals such as angelonia, wax begonia and zinnia at the end of the month. Bulbs: Plant dahlia, canna and gloriosa bulbs for spring stakes as needed to support growth. Herbs: Consider growing edible ginger. Plant rhizomes in well-drained soil in full to part sun. Vegetables: Begin planting warm-season crops such as beans, tomatoes, squash and corn early in the month for late spring harvest. Protect from frost. What to doAzaleas: Prune azaleas when reduce their size and improve their form. Prune when the dormant season ends and new growth begins. Palms and shrubs: Fertilize palms, azaleas, camellias and other ornamental shrubs if needed. Choose a fertilizer in which at least 30 percent of its nitrogen is slow release. Irrigation: Check your sprinkler system for problems such as broken or misaligned spray heads.Wildlife calendarMigrating birds from Central and South America visit the state. Summer tanagers and greatbreed. Swallow tailed kites return to south Florida wetlands. Listen for newly-returned chuck-wills-widows calling after sunset. Wild turkey and quail begin breeding in central and north Florida. Quail are breeding in many parts of the state. Look for red foxes emerging from remote beaches. over mates watch out! Male frogs and toads move to ponds, streams, and ditches to breed during rainy nights. Gulf of Mexico sturgeon spawn in the Suwannee River during the spring or early summer. Largemouth bass spawning throughout central and north Florida. Spring turkey hunters take to Call 904-966-6299 for more information. Happy gardening! UF/IFAS is an equal opportunity institution. Lawtey Church of Christ, 22916 Lynwood Ave. in Lawtey, will open its food pantry Thursday, March 1, from 3 p.m. Contact food administrator Yvonne Hampton at 904769-5585 with questions or concerns. Safe Harbor Congregational Holiness Church, U.S. 301 N across from Kings Produce, will hold a gospel sing featuring Life Song on Saturday, March 3, at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Johnstown Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, March 11, at 10:30 a.m. with dinner following the morning service. Everyone is welcome to join for good fellowship and food, and to meet the pastor and church family. Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church, 2496 Lake St. in Lawtey, will be having Early Spring Revival Wednesday through Friday, March 7. Services begin nightly at 7 p.m. The revival messenger Dr. Gregory V. Baker, pastor of The Freedom Church of Gwinnett in Lilburn, Georgia. Pastor Baker is a native of Lawtey. All are invited to come and be a part of the fellowship as this anointed man of God brings the word. 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. Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church of Starke is having its Stewardess Anniversary Day at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, and you are welcome to attend. For more information, please call 904964-5843. New Covenant Baptist Ministries will be celebrating its 16th anniversary on March 25 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Rev. Rudolph Lennon and 1st Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church of Gainesville will be in charge of the afternoon service. The public is invited. 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. 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 enforcement is key, Harris said, and Starke Police Department are active in the schools. Each there is law enforcement presence on campus at the high school and the middle school. Creighton at the technical college, and if the police department cannot fund a school (he has been assigned to part-time patrol work), they will take action there as well. We have met, and (Police Chief Jeff Johnson) was committed to making sure there school, she said. Many of the campuses are fenced and access requires Doors have been ordered locked, and they are looking at magnetic systems for locking and unlocking doors. Backpacks have been banned in the alternative education programs. Windows without shades are getting them to prevent unobstructed classroom views. Something new, Creighton said, is tracking bus evacuation numbers which deploy transportation so students and staff make it off campus in an emergency. Obviously, we prepare for as many things as we can, said Harris, mentioning a meeting which various scenarios were discussed. We rely on them for guidance and support. He called the lockdown drills a success and said they are trying to plan for more because each trial teaches them something new. A lot of times its not perfect, but it does show us where we can improve. The safety of our students is a paramount concern, Harris said. A principal and directors meeting following spring break will be dedicated to further updating security plans with a view at what other districts are doing. Admittedly, the elementary schools are better off than the secondary schools. Visitors at the high school, for example, can drive right up to the school. It is not an ideal design. This is what we have, so I cant lock it down tight. Same thing with the middle school: Its an open campus, Creighton said. The high school is equipped with security cameras, she there can monitor them from his issues, and they are working to install new cameras or repair the older ones. The conversation in Tallahassee could be sidelining the one change that could make the most difference in school security for Bradford County funding for the new K-7 combination school. More so than in the past when the concept of a mass shooting was unthinkable, schools today are designed with more security features in mind, said Harris. While he vetoed it last year, Gov. Rick Scott has included funding for the new school in his budget for next year. Unfortunately, in spite of district lobbying, the school remains unfunded in both the House and Senate versions of the state budget, said Creighton. Legislators focus is elsewhere. Harris said its great that preventing violence in schools has taken center stage, but for Bradford, a new school would make the biggest difference. decisions by state statute. Thats what the board really felt like the teachers were wanting, Harris said, reading from the language that the superintendent would make transfers and changes in job assignments when it is in the best interest of the school system and in accordance with state statute, which requires input from principals. However, once the school board agreed with that, Harris said the union continued adding requests. Again, the district agreed, but drew the line when it came to restricting involuntary job transfers to once every three years. The state also has requirements performance that makes agreeing said. If a school falls to a D or an F, then the district may need to transfer more effective teachers there even previously transferred teachers. In addition, the state doesnt want students taught by poorly evaluated teachers two years in a row. Meeting those requirements means the district must keep Harris. The thing to remember is that all of us work for the Bradford County School District, not for any individual school, and statute gives the superintendent and the board the authority to run the school system in the way that they feel would be most satisfactory for student achievement, Harris said. I think somewhere along the line, the water has become very muddy. Are we doing whats best for students or are we doing whats best for adults? Although we want to make sure we do whatever we can for our adults both our staff and faculty we also have to keep in mind that our students education is why were all here. The union sees it differently. Instability is both bad for teacher morale as well as student education, according to BEA President Tiffany Gnann. Frequent teacher movement between worksites negatively affects student learning. Consistency and continuity within schools is best for students. Failing to substantially address teacher turnover and vacancies isnt, she said. According to Gnann, the district and BEA have been on the right track, agreeing on changes that would help Bradford attract and retain high-quality teachers, including changes to teacher planning time and the salary proposal, but the district has tied those changes to a take-itor-leave-it package deal with involuntary transfer language the union cannot accept. The districts insistence on the package deal is what has brought us to this point in the negotiations process, she said. Harris said the union claim that the district is holding its employees raise hostage to an all-or-nothing deal is inaccurate. He said they have and can continue to tentatively agree on elements of the contract, but none of it can go into effect until Ive also encouraged the teachers union to take what we have to a vote of the teachers, and well be happy to come back to the table if they vote it down, but at this point theyre not willing to take this to the teachers. Declaring an impasse triggers a request to the state for a special magistrate to hear both sides and make a recommendation. Gnann pointed out the impasse does not mean both sides cannot continue to negotiate and even use a federal mediator to help them reach an agreement. She said school board members have chosen not to speak with their constituents regarding BEAs proposal. BEA is very discouraged that Bradford Countys School Board members have chosen not to speak to or meet with their constituents regarding BEAs proposal. We ask that they hear our communitys concerns. We look forward to reaching an agreement that puts Bradford us recruit and retain excellent teachers.IMPASSEContinued from 1A SAFETYContinued from 1A Roberts thanked for leadership Starke Shrine Club President David Kniseley presented Scott Roberts with a distinguished service plaque for leading the Starke Shrine Club for two years (2016 and 2017) at the Feb. 1 meeting.
multimillion dollar price tag. Instead, a project was developed that involves restoring wetlands areas on acreage behind the Edwards Road ballpark, armory and wastewater treatment plant the Edwards Bottomlands. The straight channel dug prior to the 1930s will be restored to a meandering stream, dissipating and allowing sediment to settle in the wetlands before it reaches the lake. John Kiefer, an engineer with Amec Foster Wheeler, described the project as a ditch within a ditch that does more than just convey water; it conveys it in a are removing tons of soil and a lower elevation that will be vegetated with wetlands plants. You can kind of envision it as a three-tiered channel. As you get lower into those tiers, its more frequently wet SRWMDs Patrick Webster told the city commission Feb. 20 this is really a pilot project. If the system functions as planned, then future phases could replicate the design along other city-owned portions of the creek. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission could then take a new look at dredging the sediment from Lake Rowell. They dont want to dredge Lake Rowell with the sediment loads coming down there. Thats useless, Webster said. Dredging the lake would improve water quality and capacity. Youve lost so much storage in Lake Rowell and in Alligator Creek because of all that up, which is contributing to the Removal of trees that have fallen into the creek in the project area will also help. While the Edwards Bottomlands Project itself wont more quickly. Kiefer said each of the bends in the new stream should so city commissioners were also interested in seeing some recreational access created. The conservation easement criteria =CREEKContinued from 1A FMPA marks 40 years of providing powerFlorida Municipal Power Agency celebrated its 40-year anniversary on Feb. 24. Through 31 member cities, FMPA provides electricity to 10 percent of Floridians. The Agency was formed on Feb. 24, 1978. In the 1970s, the oil embargo impacted the U.S. electric power industry and municipal electric utilities looked for alternatives to oil for generation, which was the primary fuel for many power plants. Across the country, municipal electric utilities began forming regional joint action agencies to enable individual utilities to provide affordable, reliable and clean electricity for their communities. FMPA is one such agency. Through these agencies, municipal utilities worked together on power purchases and operations. They were also effective nuclear and coal plants, which were too large and too expensive for most individual municipal utilities to build themselves.Major accomplishments project was an ownership interest in the St. Lucie nuclear plant in February 1982. FMPA cities created the AllRequirements Project to take control of their power supply needs. The All-Requirements Project has grown to supply all the power needs for 13 cities. FMPAs members worked together over four decades to participate in low-cost, reliable and clean generating units: coal plants at Stanton Energy Center in Orlando and natural gas plants in Kissimmee, Fort Pierce and Orlando as well as peaking generation in Key West. Today, FMPAs members are on the verge of participating in one of the largest municipalbased solar energy projects in the country.Looking back, looking aheadIt is important to recognize FMPAs 40 years of history, said FMPA General Manager and CEO Jacob Williams. At the same time, we remain focused on our mission for the future. We must continually work to provide low cost, reliable and clean power for our owner-customers residents. FMPA is entering a new era. Today, several FMPA member cities have some of the lowest power rates in the state. Our of the most reliable and among the cleanest in the state. But there is more we can do to help our members thrive, and we are excited about the opportunities ahead. Symbolic of the new era and FMPAs commitment to change in ways that serves our mission, the Agency used the anniversary as an opportunity to refresh its logo. Williams said, Re-branding is a symbolic but are saying and showing that we are entering a new era while recommitting to our mission going forward. would determine what is allowed, Webster said, mentioning concerns about public impacts like litter. The project, including the tree planting and invasive plant species removal phases, should be completed by early to midMay in advance of the next hurricane season. Webster said the water management district is also looking at removing exotic plants throughout the Alligator Creek corridor with funding from FWC. Though largely designed to be self-sustaining the city of Starke will receive the responsibility for limited maintenance of the project area.
Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, March 1, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region BY CLIFF SMELLEY Lisa Prevatt is no stranger to the Santa Fe College District Board of Trustees, having been a trustee for approximately seven years, but this year has been a little different as she has been serving as the boards chair. Its a new position, but the ease of working with her fellow trustees and those who work at Santa Fe remains. The main change, of course, is running the meetings and working with the president to set the agenda and clarify items on the agenda, Prevatt said, but that kind of work with an organization like Santa Fe is really very easy because the staff and their administration are so dedicated to their job. Their passion for excellence is always part of who they are. Prevatt, who is the principal at Lawtey Elementary School, has approximately four months remaining in her term as chair (chairs serve one year, starting in July). Trustees meet monthly and also attend workshops in the fall and spring. What helps her be able to serve as a trustee in the midst of her busy life is that everything that comes before the trustees has been researched thoroughly so she and other trustees feel comfortable in reviewing and approving items in a timely manner. If this needed more care, I honestly couldnt do it because my jobs have always required a lot of work in and of themselves, Prevatt said, but I can look at those items, I can look at those contracts and the policy thats being developed, and they are very clear and articulate about what changes are needed and why and what we should be voting on. What has impressed Prevatt the most during her time as a trustee has been the level of transparency in regard to matters than come before the board. Any questions asked, we get answers to, Prevatt said. Striving to best meet students needs One of the matters that has come before the board that excites Prevatt is the planned consolidation of student-support services and tutoring labs. A building will be renovated for that purpose and called the Learning Commons. I think thats an excellent idea, Prevatt said. It makes it much more easy for students to know where they need to go when they need help. Another exciting thing has been watching the college add bachelors programs. Those programs really enhance what students can continue at Santa Fe, Prevatt said. Theyre not about competing, of course, with UF, but they are certainly about supporting their own student needs. I would say the bachelors programs are really wonderful things. The Early Childhood Education bachelors program has been a wonderful thing for Bradford County as the Bradford County School District employs graduates of that program, Prevatt said. She also noted that the program, as with other bachelors programs at Santa Fe, costs less than it would at the university level. Our community doesnt have Prevatt said. Certainly keeping that cost down helps to enable our folks to get those higher degrees. Prevatt said the college is constantly striving to better meet its students needs, noting that Santa Fe is by no means resting on its laurels after it received the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, denoting it the number-one community college in the nation that year. They were given that award in 2015, and yet they continue to strive to make improvements, Prevatt said. That award whats so special about it is its all about student outcomes, which is what Santa Fe is about, making sure that students get into the school, get the support they need during their instructional time there, then complete programs and then job placement. When you look at the fact they received the Aspen Award for being so successful in all of those elements that is what education should be about. Enjoying her role as 1 of the voices from Bradford County Prevatt joins Jeff Oody and newcomer Mike Goldwire as Santa Fe trustees who are from Bradford County. Santa Fe is all about reaching out and serving the surrounding communities, Prevatt said. With Bradford having a large center right here and members on the board from Bradford, theyre really good about listening and putting an appropriate priority on need that support. Shes excited to welcome Goldwire, who is taking the place of another local, Arley administrative job within the Bradford County School District was at Southside Elementary School when Goldwires wife, Mary Agnes, was principal. I met Mike way back then, about the time they were getting married, Prevatt said. He is such a genuinely nice guy. He will be a great part of the team. Its a team composed of members who get along and enjoy what they do. Theyre so collegial, Prevatt said. Its just exciting and a lot of fun, too, to be part of an A new role with the same, exciting results Lisa Prevatt is currently serving as chair of the Santa Fe College District Board of Trustees Prevatt See PREVATT, 2B
BY CLIFF SMELLEY First, second or third place sounds pretty good, but how about all three? The performance of North Florida Technical College (formerly Bradford-Union Technical Center) at the Region 2 SkillsUSA competition had Computer Systems Information Technology instructor Jeff students and proclaiming, Clean sweep, baby! John Kersey, Michael Lingold and second and third, respectively, in Computer Maintenance at the Feb. 9 event at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Ledger said he got an email from an instructor in Marion County after the event that said, Your students rocked. It made me feel good, Ledger said. With their top-three placements, the students earned the right to compete in the statelevel SkillsUSA competition, which will be held April 30-May 2 in Pensacola. Improvements for 2 and a better-thanexpected result for 1 senior whos in his third year in Ledgers program, said, I guess it was nice. I placed second last year. Its at least a little bit of an improvement. year, in which he wasnt that far from the winners point total, led to Ledger having high expectations for Kersey. I was expecting him to win If he went to third, it wouldve been like a disappointment. Lingold is also a senior and is in his fourth year in Ledgers program. He placed fourth at the Region 2 event in each of the previous three years. Lingold said of his second-place been a little upset if I didnt (improve), being that it was my knowledge base. It was a matter of putting that into the situations they handed us. Like with Kersey, Ledger had some high expectations for Lingold. said, but I didnt know how he would place. Nazworth, a junior, is in his Therefore, his performance was a pleasant surprise, though in his class, Ledger sees Nazworth as a student who works hard and his own. I was very impressed with Aaron, Ledger said. Hes done very good in this class. He never asks for help. Nazworth said he didnt enter the competition with much in the way of expectations. I was very surprised. I thought Id place last, he said. The atmosphere was a little intimidating, especially at the beginning when all the rules were explained, Nazworth said. However, he became more comfortable as the competition progressed. Halfway through, I thought it was a lot easier than I expected, Nazworth said. Lingold said students were judged on their performances in a variety of given situations, such or setting up a network. What he and his fellow classmates do best at, he said, is working out hardware issues. They hand you a computer, the computer, Lingold said. I guess you could call that our specialty. Weve always been good at taking a computer, looking at the insides and just Lingold said he was presented with some scenarios in years past was different, as evidenced by Maybe I was just more comfortable, he said. Everything was really simple. It During the announcement of winners, Ledger watched as Nazworth was awarded third, followed by Lingold being awarded second. It was then that he knew his students had completed the sweep. He knew that Kersey was good enough to place, so it was obvious that Kersey was going to be awarded Mr. Ledger really wanted us showing everyone that, yes, Bradford can do good things, Linglold said. We are a small community, but we still have a 2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section T h e h i r i n g o f a l a w y e r i s a n i m p o r t a n t d e c i s i o n t h a t s h o u l d n o t b e b a s e d s o l e l y u p o n a d v e r t i s e m e n t s B e f o r e y o u d e c i d e a s k u s t o s e n d y o u i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t o u r q u a l i f i c a t i o n s a n d e x p e r i e n c e JHL\003UHTLK\003\304YZ[\003[Y\\000Z[LL\003LTLYP[\\000Z\003H[\003:HU[H\003-L BY CLIFF SMELLEY Starke resident Arley McRae may have ceased his active involvement with Santa Fe College, but the relationship still exists, with the college naming I was delighted that they were able to keep me associated with the college because I love the college, said McRae, who served on the District Board of Trustees for 17 years. Im grateful the college loves me so that theyd do that for me. McRae said he enjoyed all his years as a trustee, but said the last four years meant a lot to him because he continued to serve despite suffering two strokes, which have left him in a wheelchair and took away complete hearing in one ear and half the hearing in his other. Yet he participated in video conferences with his trustees while rehabilitating at Oak Hammock at the University of Florida. His wife, Gladys, said participating in a video conference was no big deal to the retired Air Force colonel who commanded two bases. He had done that in the military anyway, she said. Santa Fe President Jackson Sasser, who, along with trustees chair Lisa Prevatt, presented McRae with a plaque of appreciation for his years of service, described McRae as a model trustee, not just of Santa Fe College or Florida, but America. Returning home, getting involved McRae, who grew up in Bradford County, returned home after his service in the Air Force, looking for ways to make a positive impact. He got involved in the Bradford Food Pantry and the Bradford High School Alumni Association, and formed the local Habitat for Humanity, He got an eventful call one day from a representative of then Gov. Jeb Bush, asking him if hed be interested in serving as a Santa Fe College trustee. He was, the required paperwork. Then, the governor himself called. Bush asked him if it was true he commanded Air Force bases. When McRae said he did, Bush replied, Youre a perfect choice for a trustee. McRae became a trustee in 1999. He took a sabbatical at one point, but returned to the college to serve. Florida had three governors during McRaes time as a trustee: Bush, Charlie Crist and Rick Scott. McRae spoke highly of all and their dedication to education. Hes especially enjoyed working with Scott. He is very pro-education to the extent he wants everything that is good for the students to work, McRae said. If its good for the students, lets put it in place. Thats why Ive enjoyed working for the governor and with the governor because hes one of those hands-on individuals, just like I am. Lets do everything we can for the student. from good leader, team Like the governors he worked with, McRae holds Sasser in high esteem. Sasser became president in January 2002. It starts at the top as everything does, McRae said. Weve been blessed to have Dr. Sasser as our leader. McRae remembered how 67 applied for the position of president. That was whittled submit videos of themselves. McRae was given copies of the videos to watch before he and Gladys were getting ready to take a trip to Charlotte, North Carolina. No matter. He took the videos with them. At a motel they stopped at on the way to Charlotte, McRae asked the staff if a player was available he could watch them on. They did, so he went to work, watching all 12 videos that night. I saw the video of Dr. Sasser, McRae said. I said, That is the guy. Everything he said was exactly what I wouldve said. Everything he said he would do is exactly what I would do. We were on the same page from the very start. McRae said Sasser did indeed prove to be a good choice, taking Santa Fe from a top-10 national ranking to number one. McRae, who was the commander of Luke Air Force Base in Arizona when it received a number-one national ranking, knew that though Sasser was instrumental in that, it took an entire team to make it happen. I knew we were top-tier, McRae said. I knew we could be at the top, but when it actually happened, I was really, really humbled and very, very grateful because so many people had worked so hard to make it happen. McRae was part of that team and grateful he had that opportunity. We have been real blessed with good trustees at Santa Fe College, McRae said, adding, Ive been blessed to be a part of that. Stepping down, but still thinking of SFC Good friend Mike Goldwire of Starke was recently appointed to take McRaes spot as a trustee. McRae said the change has been seamless, though hes now having to adjust to Santa Fe not being so large a part of his life. The college, though, will always be on his mind and in his heart. As always, anytime theres a change, you have to get used to it, McRae said. Im gradually getting used to not being an active member. At least Im college. Then, with a twinkle and his eye and a laugh, McRae said, I told them I would always be there in spirit, and if they do the wrong thing, Ill come back to haunt them. Arley McRae (far right) receives a plaque for years of service to Santa Fe College as Arley McRae is pictured at his Starke home with his NFTC students take top 3 places at SkillsUSA event Five students in all represented North Florida Technical College at the Region 2 organization that is so productive Prevatt hopes to remain a trustee for quite a while. She looks forward to devoting more time to Santa Fe events in the near future. As I am getting closer to my own retirement and thinking about what else can I do in the future, I dont see any reason that I would need to step down right away, Prevatt said. I can certainly use my time and perhaps even be a part of those other things they support through the foundation and other events that they bring into the organization. PREVATT Continued from 1B
Thursday, March 1, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANDr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain NEED RELIEF FROM:Call Dr. BerryServing the Area for more than29 YearsCall Dr. BerryServing the Area for more than29 Years strong knowledge base. Competing at state Ledger may not be expecting a duplicate feat at the state-level event, but he does believe Kersey will place in the top three. Hes got that talent. I hope he does because if he does, I think the district will hire him as an IT person, Ledger said, thinking of one of his former students, Cole Region 2 SkillsUSA event three times and now works for the Bradford County School District. No matter what happens, placing at a state-level SkillsUSA event looks good on a resume. to it, Ledger said. Ledger is seeking monetary support to help pay for the costs of traveling and competing in the state event. If youre interested in helping or would like more information on the state event and the students accomplishments at the Region 2 event, please email Ledger at ledger.jeff@ mybradford.us. Besides watching students get the chance to boost their resumes and get noticed by schools and employers, Ledger likes seeing how competing at SkillsUSA events affects students classroom performance. They come back and try harder, Ledger said. They come back, and instead of getting on the internet and doing useless stuff, they go on the internet and look up stuff they missed at Skills. Thats what Nazworth plans to do now that he knows what he messed up on. Hes looking forward to competing again next year as a senior. doing better, Nazworth said. The state event will consist of competitors from six regions, including Region 2. Only the to the national-level event, which will held June 25-29 in Louisville, Kentucky. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working to provide the U.S. with a skilled labor force. Continued from 2B Northside Christian Academy girls basketball team wins state title Northside Christian Academy not only won its fourth straight South Eastern Christian Conference championship, but went on to with the Florida Independent Christian Aniston Pilcher, Sonja Warren, Morgan Elixson, Carolyn Stallings, Amberlyn Pilcher, Zy Head coach Jason Pilcher hugs his daughter Aniston after she received the MVP BY CLIFF SMELLEY Northside Christian Academys Lady Eagles were able to soar to even greater heights this year in regard to their accomplishments on the basketball court as they won the Florida Independent Christian Athletic Association state championship, defeating Kissimmees Southland Christian 46-41 on Feb. 23. I knew they could do it, head coach Jason Pilcher said. They just had to believe in themselves. program. In the past, winning the South Eastern Christian Conference championship was the best the Eagles could do, but this year, the SECC joined the Florida Independent Christian Athletic Association, which has organized a state tournament for conference champions to play for. Northside had no problem advancing to the state tournament, going undefeated in the SECC and winning the conference championship for the fourth year in a row. As exciting chance to win a state title that had Pilcher really excited. I hyped it up to the girls all year long, he said. The state tournament was held at Johnson University in played Orlandos Victory Christian on Feb. 22, winning 39-36. That put the Eagles up local team Southland Christian. NCA Athletic Director John Faulkner described the championship game as intense as the Southland student body turned out to cheer its team on. The Eagles, though, still took trophy. Pilcher said he usually keeps his emotions in check, but it couldnt be done following the game as he witnessed his players tears of joy. really opened when his daughter Aniston was named the tournament MVP. That was special, too, to see her win that, he said. It was a great way to send out seniors Morgan Elixson, Amberlyn Pilcher, Carolyn Stallings and Sonja Warren. The Eagles will have to replace only two starters next year, so the coach feels good about future success. He already has a motto for next year: Drive for Five. The kids like that, Pilcher said. Now, though, the Eagles championship. They will be taking aim for a second straight state championship. Local venue hosts almost Shooters participate in the Florida Challenge, which the Bradford Sportsmens BY CLIFF SMELLEY More than 200 shooters participated in the Florida Challenge, which was held Feb. 23-25 at the Bradford Sportsmens Farm in Graham. Pat Welch, one of the owners of the Bradford Sportsmens Farm, said he believed this was the sixth year the event was hosted at the Graham facility. Welch said it all began by just deciding wed do it. Hosting such events has gained the Bradford Sportsmens Farm a lot of recognition. I can tell you, throughout the shooting community, were known all over the United States, Welch said. Weve been in the top 10 in the country following NSCA (National Sporting Clays Association)registered targets for several years in a row. To me, thats a pretty good accomplishment. In all, the Florida Challenge drew 239 shooters, but they were accompanied by wives and others, so Welch said the total number of people at the event probably ranged from 280 to 300. The Florida Challenge was composed of a number of shoots: a 100-target preliminary (Feb. 22-23), the 200-target main event (Feb. 24-25), a sub-gauge event (Feb. 22-24), a super sporting event (Feb. 23-25) and a FITASC event (Feb. 23-25). FITASC (Federation Internationale de Tir Aux Sportives de Chasse) is an international form of sporting clays. You could shoot like a total of 750-800 targets in a weekend, if thats what you want to do, Welch said. Theres a lot to do. Such shooting events consist of shooters in various classes and allow them to earn punches, which are earned by wins. A certain number of punches allows shooters to move up in class. Classes, from lowest to highest, are E, D, C, B, A, AA and Master. As you advance higher, the required number of punches increases. For example, it requires four punches to move up from E to D, but 20 punches are necessary to move from AA to Master. Shooters can also compete against their peers in concurrent classes: sub-junior (15 and under), junior (16-20), ladies (any age), veterans (55-64), super veterans (65-74) and senior super veterans (75 and above). We had quite a few of those, Welch said of senior super veterans. That was cool. Hills Bar-B-Que and Catering out of Gainesville provided breakfasts and lunches each day of the event. Plus, Welch said more than 320 people enjoyed a dinner the night of Feb. 24 that baked beans, cheese grits, salad and two dessert choices: banana pudding and chocolate eclairs. The Bradford Sportsmens Farm hosts various registered tournaments throughout the year as well as fundraising tournaments for organizations such as the Kiwanis Club of Starke, Boy Scouts, Wolfson Childrens Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. Welch is hoping to host the Florida State Shoot next year, an event the Bradford Sportsmens Farm has hosted in the past. The Florida State Shoot brings 350 shooters or more, Welch said. Events such as the Florida State Shoot and the Florida Challenge have an impact on Bradford County, with participants staying in local motels and dining at local restaurants. Welch said he was told Bradford Sportsmens Farm events generate $30,000$50,000 revenue a year for local motels. We make a fairly substantial impact in Bradford County, I can tell you, Welch said. Welch said the Bradford Sportsmens Farm is one of the only venues in the area that offers three full-time sporting clays courses. The venue offers shotgun facilities and pistol and We cover pretty much everything youd want to shoot, Welch said. every month, the venue offers concealed-weapons classes. The Bradford Sportsmens Farm even offers something for those not shooting in the form of its pavilion, which seats approximately 300. The Rotary Club of Starke, for example, uses the facility for its annual Beast Feast. Welch said work is underway to fully enclose the pavilion, which will have air-conditioning and heating. Thats for rent for weddings or whatever you want to do, he said. If youd like to learn more about the Bradford Sportsmens Farm, Pat Welch please visit bsfshootingsports. com or the venues Facebook page. DAR meeting set The Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its regular monthly meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 5, at IHOP in Starke. Leslie Harper will be the hostess. The program will be presented by Julia Saldivar, member of the Florida State Society Speakers Bureau and chair/co-chair of several state committees. In addition, the chapter, led by Honorary Chapter Regent Konnie Beauregard, will be presenting Women in American History awards to Janet Zengel Messer and Mary Jane Gallop Katter. 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.
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The opportunity for this spraying was offered by the state and signed off on by our county commissioners. I, like many others, found out that the spraying would be happening just hours before the scheduled time. My only way of a post on Facebook. Since I was aware of the controversy surrounding the use of Naled I began to call county commissioners, the Agricultural control and Tallahassee asking that my farm and our county NOT be sprayed. Each department I information. (There is a NOSpray list, there isnt such a list for aerial applications, as one example.) As more concerned citizens began to hear about the scheduled spraying, they joined the chorus of people adamantly opposed to being sprayed with this type of organophosphate used in mosquito control. Our pleas were met with the standard response, Sorry, there is nothing we can do at this point to stop the spraying. After the fact, this group attended a County Commissioners meeting and voiced our outrage over the handling of this whole situation; lack of a straight answer from within our county representatives, lack of action to protect the most vulnerable (remember children playing ball on several local away from that meeting was that our commissioners believed they were acting in the best interest of the county, BUT, they felt illinformed over the potential for bees dying or being affected long term, concerns to a growing fetus, the effects on people with chronic illness, the frustrations of organic farmers and the devastating consequences to the environment. They promised to set up a workshop to gather more information and garner the input of concerned citizens. Our long-awaited workshop now has a date, at last. After 5 months the initial shock has worn off, attention has shifted to newer problems; it is easy to allow apathy to divert us from our distress. However, summer is coming, and the mosquitoes will return, now is our opportunity to change the way Bradford County responds. Therefore, I implore you to attend this workshop, let our CCs know that we DO care what chemicals are being dumped on us from the sky. PUBLIC NOTICE THE BRADFORD COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD A WORKSHOP ON MARCH 15, 2018 AT 5:30 PM AT THE BRADFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 945 N. TEMPLE AVENUE, STARKE, FL, INSIDE THE COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING ROOM FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING AERIAL SPRAYING FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL. PLEASE DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS TO EXTENSION AGENT II JIM DEVALERIO AT (904) 966-6299. IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE MEETING, YOU CAN PARTICIPATE BY SUBMITTING YOUR THOUGHTS AND/OR QUESTIONS, OR TO REPORT LOSSES OF HONEY BEES, BY MAIL OR EMAIL PRIOR TO THE MEETING. Sincerely, Lynn Miller Bradford County Resident Defend Second Amendment Dear Editor: MASS SCHOOL SHOOTINGS problem and solution School and other mass shootings in America primarily occur where the 2nd amendment right of American citizens is prohibited by unconstitutional law. The 2nd amendment states there are two things necessary for the security of a free state. I emphasize here the latter of those two things. ...being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. In schools and other gun ban/second amendment ban zones, there is no security because there is no second amendment right. The communist party (AKA: democrat party) has a well-established policy of room to destroy and stand down. Remember the public proclamation and orders to police of the democrat mayor of Ferguson, Missouri before and during the riot there several years ago? Armed guards in schools do no good if room to destroy and stand down is the policy. The recent school shooting in Parkland appears to be a good example of democrat policy and control. Now, we are considering further second amendment infringements, based upon age and mental state. The document warning of right wing extremist put out by our Department of Homeland Security around 2007-8 and the IRS targeting Tea Party organizations should give you an idea of who democratcontrolled government considers dangerous. The immorality and hatred of America that the democrat party is pushing compounds the problem. The same people/political party pushing criminal safe zones, criminal sanctuaries, room to destroy, stand down, Second amendment ban zones/gun ban zones, immorality, violent and immoral video games and movies, banning family/ Christian values, banning God, banning Gods word, banning truth, banning our Pledge of Allegiance, etc. -these same people/political party proclaim to have the solutions to the problems they have created. Be not deceived: Evil communications corrupt good manners. I Corinthians 15:33 Stephen Wall Starke STARKE W.H. Butch Agan, 67, of Starke, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Lake City. He was born Sept. 22, 1950 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Weepy Agan and Ethel White Agan. He graduated Oak Grove High School in 1968 and served in the United States Navy. He worked with the Department of Corrections. He is predeceased by his parents. He is survived by: his wife, Kathy Agan of Starke; children, Nikki (Mike) Reveley of Cabot, Arkansas, Leslie (Rich) Bass of Vilonia, Arkansas, and Jeremy Agan of Starke; step-daughter, Shannon (Tony) Brooks-Warren of Williston; half-brother, Larry (Joyce) Muth of Shadow Valley, California; and nine grandchildren. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Ruth Clemons STARKE Ruth Clemons died on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018. She was born on Aug. 9, 1928 and was raised in Starke all her life. Preceded in death by her parents Roan Todd and Ada Pearce Todd, but was raised by her aunt and uncle, Lillie and Nathan Raulerson. Preceded in death by her husbands, LE Gilpin and WC Clemons. Siblings are Ann Brown and Myrtice Harvey who preceded her in death. Her children are: Lloyd (Debra) Gilpin, Ralph (Bobbie ) Gilpin and Nancy (Randall) Norman, Edward Gilpin, Verdie Clark, and proceeded in death by daughter, Janet (Roy) Nazworth. Ruth had 25 grandchildren. She had 43 great-grandchildren and is preceded in death by one, Trey Gilpin. She had 11 great greatgrandchildren. Ruth lived her life for her family. Her children, and all her grandchildren were her world. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 North Lake Ave Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386)496-2008. PAID OBITUARY Donald Donovan MELROSEDonald Donny Donovan, 32, of Melrose died Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at Shands Hospital following injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Lakewood, New Jersey on April 18, 1985 and was a 2003 graduate of Keystone Heights High School. He was a volunteer contractor in Gainesville. He was member of Trinity Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by: his stepfather, Roger Baughman II. He is survived by: his four year old daughter, Daily Donovan of Melrose; mother, Carol Baughman of Melrose; father and step mother, John and Rendy Donovan of Conway, Arkansas; three brothers, William Donovan of Mississippi, Robert ODonnell of Melrose, Thomas ODonnell of North Carolina; sister, Tiffany Donovan of Conway, Arkansas; three step daughters, Kia Johnston, Kayden Johnston and Harley Barron all of Alabama; and many other family members. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 1st, and Friday, March 2nd from 5 p.m. in the Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 3 in Trinity Baptist Church with Pastor Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Dorothy Dowdy STARKE Dorothy Dowdy, age 86, of Starke passed away, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at her home with loved ones by her side. She was born June 24, 1931 in Crawford, Georgia to the late William P. Brooks and Mamie Brooks. Dorothy was raised in Georgia and married the love of her life, Norman Dowdy, on Dec. 20, 1946. A little over 69 years ago, Dorothy and her husband moved to Starke where they later became members of Heilbronn Springs Baptist Church. Dorothy was employed at Irvin Roberts Downtown Clothing Store for several years then she went to Big Dads Uniforms. She had a successful career as a seamstress and retired from Vogue Manufacturing after 20 years of dedicated service. Dorothy was passionate about sewing and even made quilts and blankets for the McDonald House and local nursing homes. If not at her sewing machine, Dorothy could be found in the kitchen baking up the best pecan pies. Dorothy is predeceased by: her parents; loving husband of 65 years, Norman W. Dowdy, Sr.; two brothers; and two sisters. Dorothy is survived by: her son, Norman W. (Lana) Dowdy, Jr. of Starke; grandson, Derrick (DaNita) Dowdy, of Starke; greatgranddaughter, Kamrey Dowdy. A Celebration of Dorothys Life will be held on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3:00 p.m. at Heilbronn Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Danny follow at Conner Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday an hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit www. ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Ralph Eilers JACKSONVILLE Ralph Maynard Eilers, 73, of Jacksonville died after a long illness Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. He was born on March 25, 1944, the only child of Ralph Meinhardt and Sophia Claire (Isler) Eilers, in Washington, DC. He graduated high school and attended law school. He went to work as a sports writer. He was a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church. He is survived by: his wife of 35 years, Gail Glisson Eilers; daughters, Debbie (Michael) Weise of Jacksonville, Heather Reynolds of Middleburg and Robin (Ben) Whetstone of High Shoals, Georgia; Janice (Tim) Wilder of Keystone Heights, and many other family members. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 2 at St. Marks Episcopal Church, 4129 Oxford Ave., Jacksonville. A private interment will follow at a later date for immediate family. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights.
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He was a devoted Christian and loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Wayne enjoyed the outdoors, and going to the beach. Other favorite pastimes were reading and working on his truck. Wayne served as a submariner in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He received his BS Degree in Environmental Health from Boise State University and later his AS Degree in computer science from North Idaho College in Coeur d Alene, Idaho. Prior to moving to Melrose he worked in the glass industry installing residential and commercial windows and doors. For the past 16 years, Wayne worked as maintenance director at Lake Swan Camp in Melrose, where he was beloved by staff and volunteers. Wayne was a loving and devoted husband, father, and brother. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Janet, and his son, Dmitriy, both of Melrose; three brothers, Doyle Groesbeck of Anchorage, Alaska, Leland (Jo) Groesbeck of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Kenneth (Roberta Buttons) Groesbeck of Meridian, Idaho; three sisters, Janet (Melvin) Calkins of Eagle, Idaho, Helen Gonion of Anchorage, Alaska, and Debbie Taylor (Kenneth Parmenter) of Anchorage, Alaska; and a sisterin-law, Evelyn Groesbeck of Mountain Home, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his parents, Woods Groesbeck and Madge Greco Groesbeck; and a brother, Don Groesbeck. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., March 19, at Lake Swan Camp with Pastor Coleman, of Friendship Bible Church in Keystone Heights, Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Waynes Book of Memories page at www. JohnsonOverturffunerals.com. Memorials in Waynes name may be made to Lake Swan Camp for outdoor memorial benches by going to gofundme. com/groesbeckmemorialfund. PAID OBITUARY David Madron KEYSTONE HEIGHTS David Bruce Madron, 69, passed away on February 16, 2018 in Palatka. He was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and was a member of Fresh Start Fellowship in Keystone Heights. Mr. Madron is survived by: his wife of 35 years, Wanda Madron; two sons, David and Tony Madron; daughter, Tracy (Jeff) Madron-Boseman; sister, Mary E. (John) Ruymen; and three grandchildren, William, Justin and Daniel. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Holly Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 3601 Old Jennings Rd, Middleburg. PAID OBITUARY Ernestine McDaniel LAKE BUTLER Ernestine McDaniel, 83, of Lake Butler passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at NFRMC Gainesville. She was a longtime member of The Church of God and retired from Tacachale after 26 years. She was preceded in death by her late husband of 61 years, William Roy McDaniel. She is survived by: one daughter; two sons; one step daughter; one brother; three sisters; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 1 at Lake City Church of God, Hwy 90 East. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Wareboro Cemetery Hwy 82 near Waycross. Visitation on Wedneday 5-7 p.m. at Evans-Carter Funeral Home High Springs. (386) 454-2444. PAID OBITUARY Harold Seymour KINGSLEY LAKE Harold Daily Hal Seymour, age 73, of Kingsley Lake passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at Haven Hospice E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. Hal was born on Sept. 11, 1944 in Jacksonville to the late James Douglas and Sarah Elizabeth (Williams) Seymour and lived in Starke before moving to Kingsley Lake over ten years ago. He was of the Baptist faith and prior to retirement he worked as a mortgage broker. Hal was a track and football star at Bradford County High School. He went on to be a kicker for the University of Florida, was drafted by the Washington Redskins and was known as the Barefoot Punter. He was active in the Kingsley Lake Property Owners Association and attended the Mens Breakfast Group. Survivors are: his children, Emily Elizabeth Seymour of Keystone Heights, Zachary Zak Vernon Seymour of Gainesville, James Douglas Doug Seymour of Longwood. Also left behind is his companion, Gayle Seymour; grandchildren, Zak Seymour, Eli Ortiz, Ryeland Wahl and L.J. Wahl; cousins, Lamar Williams and Marion Harrington. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, at the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel with Pastor Scott Crook in Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke 904-964-6200. PAID OBITUARY Starke tournament is Good Friday The Kiwanis Club of Starke is hosting its annual fundraising golf tournament on Friday, March 30, beginning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. The format is a four-man scramble with an entry fee of $50 per person. The fee includes cart, lunch, goodie bag and prizes. Cash prizes will be awarded A prize drawing will be held, with tickets for entry available for $1 each or 25 for $20. For more information, please contact Cheryl Canova (904964-5382), Pat Mundorff (352274-8277), Jim Lewis (352494-3296) or Paul Metivier (352-234-5066). UCHS softball team beats in district BY CLIFF SMELLEY Reah Jones hit a two-run double while Lexi Androlevich pitched a three-hit shutout in the Union County High School softball teams 2-0 win over District 6-1A opponent Hilliard on Feb. 26 in Lake Butler. Jones and Kensley Hamilton while Teala Howard went 2-for4. Androlevich gave up just one The Tigers (3-1, 2-0) entered the game off a 2-1 loss to Class 7A Gainesville on Feb. 20 in Lake Butler. Brooke Waters drove in Unions only run, while Kamaya Cohen went 2-for-2. Starting pitcher Androlevich gave up one run in 3.2 innings on three hits and one walk. Waters pitched 3.1 innings, giving up one run on four hits and no walks. Union played Clay this past Tuesday and will host Madison County on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. On Friday, March 2, the Tigers travel to play Fleming Island at 6 p.m. UCHS baseball team moves to BY CLIFF SMELLEY Trace Croft had two RBI, while starting pitcher Tripp Davis kept visiting Lake Weir in check in the Union County High School baseball teams 7-3 win on Feb. 26. The Tigers (2-1) also got an RBI from Skyler Shatto, while Whip Davis went 2-for-3 with a double. giving up one run on one hit. Alan Palmer earned the save, giving up no runs on no hits in Union opened the season with a 2-0 win over visiting Interlachen on Feb. 20. Starting pitcher Garrett Mullins gave up three hits and no walks, while striking out six in six innings. Braxton Dukes earned the save, giving up one hit in the Croft drove in one of the Tigers runs, which both occurred in the second inning. The Tigers traveled to play Lake Weir on Feb. 22, losing 100. Union travels to play Interlachen on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. The Tigers then play traveling to Williston on Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. Union returns home to play Bell on Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. before traveling to play Duval Charter on Tuesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. BY CLIFF SMELLEY At a glance, nothing seemed out of the ordinary at the track place at Bradford High School on Feb. 15, but it was a pretty big deal for the coaches and athletes of Union County High School. You see, it wasnt that This marks the second year of a resurrected program under head coach Robbie Best. Principal Mike Ripplinger said a lack of numbers and a lack of total commitment among student-athletes were the program for a couple of years. Best said its not like the program hasnt had success. For example, Union won a boys team state title in the 1990s and produced an individual state champion in C.J. Spiller, who won both the 100m and 200m in 2006. Now, he and fellow coaches Jordan Smalanski and Casey Wimpey are attempting to once again. The opportunity to do something to build a program was exciting, Best said, but at the same time, it was a little daunting to try to go from ground zero to hopefully build a program like theyve had in the past. The challenge, really, has been selling the program. Best described the process last year as beating the bushes willing to give the sport a try. Approximately 18 boys and girls participated last year. Best, who was waiting to see how many students would join the program after basketball season ended, expected that number to be about the same this year. With the absence of a middleschool program, which had been a non-entity longer than the high school program, many participants are total newcomers to the sport. Kaleigh Brown, for example, competed in the 100m Feb. 15 meet at Bradford High School. She had two days of jumping hurdles at practice, Best said. Then she came out here and did it in a meet. Its all new and green to her and to others, so theyre having to learn how to actually do it. Best admitted many of his athletes face a steep learning curve, but all he asks out of them is a consistent effort. Youve got to put the work in, he said. At the Feb. 24 Eastside Invitational, which consisted of 17 other schools, Union Kurston Bakken in the girls shot put, with a distance of 33-5 while boys team member Austin Wilson placed seventh in the 1500m with a time of 4:48.37. Erica Roseke placed eighth in the girls discus with a throw of 72-8. What should be a big boost to the high school program is the resurrection of the Lake Butler Middle School program. Weve got some good talent at the middle school, and weve got good numbers, Best said. The middle schools athletes are very competitive among themselves. Theyre good for each other. The middle school athletes are good for each other because they push each other. They want to compete. They want to win. The LBMS teams will compete in a meet at Bradford on Thursday, March 1, 5 p.m. The UCHS teams will compete in the Bradford Invitational on Monday, March 12, at 4:30 p.m. Jalen Diston competes in Union County High School track coach Robbie Best
Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union The following individuals were arrested recently by local law Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties. BRADFORD COUNTY Craig Michael Bateman, 43, of New Port Richey was arrested Feb. 20 by Lawtey police for possession of cocaine and possession of drug equipment. Dequon OBrian Blackshear, 19, of Melrose was arrested Feb. 20 by Starke police for an out-ofcounty warrant. Mother arrested for choking, biting daughter Tiffaney Rochelle Burch, 43, of Starke was arrested Feb. 21 by Starke police for cruelty towards a child-child abuse without great bodily harm. Southside Elementary School where a third-grade teacher reported a conversation with one of her students in which the student alleged that her mother was subjecting her to constant abuse. The child said her mother tried to strangle her with the cord of an iron, punched her and repeatedly bit her. The case was referred to child services and a forensic interview conducted in which the child described various instances where her mother had abused her, physically and verbally. She also described both alcohol and drug abuse by her mother. During a medical examination the marks and injuries noted on the child were consistent with her reports of abuse. Burch was arrested and repeated attempts were made to read her her rights and explain them to her, but she insisted that she did not understand. Due to her insistence that she did not understand her rights or the questions asked her in an attempted interview, the interview attempt was terminated. Burch was placed under arrest and transported to the Bradford County Jail. Man arrested for choking wife until she passed out Jon A. Carney, 33, of Lawtey was arrested Feb. 25 by Bradford deputies for felony domestic battery by strangulation. According to an arrest report, the defendant and his wife got into an argument while in a vehicle and during the dispute the defendant hit the victim until she lost consciousness. (The victim) was able to get out of the vehicle, but was chased down by Jon, wrote a deputy in a report. Once Jon caught up with (the victim), he began choking her until she passed the victim woke up, her vehicle and glasses were missing. Roderick Jermaine Carter, 30, of Tampa was arrested Feb. 22 by Lawtey police for a parole violation. Gary Wesley Cole, 51, of Middleburg was arrested Feb. 22 by Bradford deputies for selling heroin, possession of heroin, maintaining a structure for unlawfully using a controlled substance and unlawfully using a two-way communications device to commit a felony. According to an arrest report, the defendant source and used a mobile phone to facilitate the transaction. Suspect found with Ecstasy, swallowed cocaine Therris L. Conney, 36, of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 23 by Bradford deputies for possession of a hallucinogen and destroying evidence. According to an arrest report, Bradford deputies received a tip from Union deputies that a suspect with an Alachua County arrest warrant was driving toward Brooker on S.R. 231. Bradford Detective Joshua Murray stopped the vehicle for failure to maintain a single lane. Murray removed the vehicles driver: Shawn Gibson, who was taken into custody by Deputy James Ottomeyer for the Alachua warrant. Deputy Justin Hanson wrote in an arrest report that Murray also found the passenger: Conney in possession of a blue square-like substance, which tested positive for MDMA, also known as Ecstasy. After speaking with Detective Murray, I approached Therris Conney, wrote Hanson. Therris appeared to be sick, due to him sweating and his eyes being wide open. When asked what was wrong with him, Therris spontaneously admitted to swallowing one gram of cocaine prior to my arrival. After Shands Starke medical staff cleared the defendant, he was transported to the Bradford County Jail. Melrose man arrested for pushing Lawtey motel worker Auquintre Kevon Reshard Curtis, 26, of Melrose was arrested Feb. 22 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to an arrest report, a worker at Lawteys Economy Inn knocked on the door of one of the rooms after hearing what sounded like The worker asked if everything was OK. The defendant responded by hitting the worker three times and pushing him. Thats when the other people in the room grabbed Curtis, restraining him back, wrote James in the arrest report. When the worker said he was calling police, Curtis, along with The deputy added that he located Curtis, who admitted to pushing the worker and punching the walls of the room. James Elie Davey Jr., 24, of Starke was arrested Feb. 20 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine, selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church or school and maintaining a structure for unlawfully using a controlled substance. According to an arrest report, the defendant sold 0.2 grams of cocaine to 1,000 feet of Harvest Christian Fellowship on Sept. 25, 2017. Man arrested for exposing himself to child at Walmart Justin Matthew Douglass, 31, of Starke was arrested Feb. 23 by Starke police for lewd and lascivious behavior. Officers were called to Walmart Feb. 22 after a child reported to her stepmother that a man had exposed and shaken his private parts at her while he and a woman were in the infant section of the store. The the childs description in the infant department, appearing to be zipping up his pants, then leaving the department with his companion and she reported the incident to store management. Upon review, Walmart surveillance footage showed the couple exiting Subway and entering the store. The next morning, both Walmart and Subway provided copies of their surveillance footage of the couple, including a disc of still photos taken off from the footage by a Walmart asset protection employee. Starke Police posted the still photos on Facebook. The man in the photo was tentatively anonymous tip. apartment complex located next to the Red Dog Saloon, where the suspect had been reported to reside in unit 5. Both the suspect and his female companion of interest in the surveillance footage and the woman freely admitted that she and the man had been in Walmart on the date and time of the offense and had been wearing. After his arrest, the suspect admitted exposing himself while in Walmart, but claimed he was just trying to fool around with his wife. During the course of the interviews with Douglass and his wife it was determined that he had exposed himself in the presence of a child less than 16 years of age. Dylan Kyle Durrance, 21, of Brooker was arrested Feb. 25 by Bradford deputies for DUI. Shawn Michael Gibson, 34, of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 23 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine and an outof-county warrant. Shawn Ashley Gunter, 31, of Starke was arrested Feb. 23 by Bradford deputies for a probation violation. Tray Markis Hankerson, 23, of Lawtey was arrested Feb. 20 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine and selling cocaine. Bryant Darold Hunter, 45, of Lawtey was arrested Feb. 20 by Bradford deputies for selling cocaine and possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school or church. According to an arrest report, the defendant sold 0.2 grams of crack cocaine 1,000 feet of the African American Methodist Episcopal Church in Lawtey in October 2017. Kenneth Lamar Jenkins, 44, of Starke was arrested Feb. 20 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine and selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school or church. According to an arrest report, the defendant sold 0.5 grams of crack cocaine to a feet of the RJE School Center in November 2017. Luis Linton, was arrested by Bradford deputies for fraud failure to redeliver hired or leased property valued over $300. Lisa Marie Malin, 38, was arrested by Lawtey police on Feb. 20 for possession of drugs, possession of cocaine and possession of drug equipment. Shannon Rae McNeill, 34, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 22 for selling synthetic narcotics and possession of synthetic narcotics. Police: Man pulled mother out of bed and kicked her Shane Patrick Mroz, 24, of Starke was arrested Feb. 20 by Starke police for battery. address on South Myrtle Street in reference to an active assault. When they approached the scene, the suspect was seen on foot near the address and was stopped him from past encounters. The suspect was uncooperative from the start and smelled of alcohol so he was placed in handcuffs and detained. Returning to the scene of the a woman lying in the hallway of the residence. She reported that Mroz (her son) had entered the residence while she was asleep in her bedroom, had entered her bedroom, pulled her out of bed and begun striking her with his feet. Bradford EMS arrived at the scene and the woman asked to be taken to the hospital. A witness, who had previously lived in the residence and left because of the arguments between family members, said she heard loud screaming and the victim yelling stop kicking me coming from inside when she arrived. She went inside and observed Mroz kicking the victim and completed a sworn statement to that effect. Mroz said he went in to his mothers bedroom where she was watching television, but he denied striking her. He was arrested and transported to the Bradford County Jail. Christopher Mark Nicklas, 27, of Lake City was arrested Feb. 21 by Bradford deputies for aggravated assault and battery. Sterling Ross Peugh, 53, of Lawtey was arrested on Feb. 20 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine with intent to sell and selling cocaine. Angela Deshawn Seaton, 44, of Starke was arrested Feb. 20 by Bradford deputies for public order crimes (keeping a public structure for drug activity), using two-way communication to commit a felony, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and selling methamphetamine. Michael J. Sloan, 32, of Lawtey, was arrested Feb. 24 by intoxication. Kyle Daniel Thomas, 23, of Middleburg, was arrested Feb. 25 by Lawtey police for DUIunlawful blood alcohol and possession of drug equipment. Uttaro Jua Van Marco, 39, of New Port Richey, was arrested Feb. 20 by Lawtey police for possession of drugs, possession of cocaine and possession of drug equipment. Kenneth John Waters, 32, of Starke was arrested Feb. 20 by Bradford deputies for possession of drugs, delivery/distribution of methamphetamine and public order crimes. Pricilla Joanne Watson, 37, of Macon, Georgia was arrested Feb. 24 by Bradford deputies on an out of county warrant. Lottie Williams, 42, of Hampton was arrested by Bradford deputies on for selling methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, three counts of using two-way communication to commit a felony, possessing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a church or school, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, selling methamphetamine and keeping a public nuisance for drug activity. UNION COUNTY Grandfather arrested for allowing boy to become delinquent Robert Archambault, 52, of Lake Butler was arrested by Union deputies on Feb. 23 for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The arrest was made on a warrant stemming from incidents occurring between April 20, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018. According to an arrest report, the suspect is the step-grandfather and guardian of Trey Jacobs, a minor, and has been aware of the boys behavior over the past year and has done nothing to correct or control it (see below). The offense report states that Archambault had been made aware of Jacobs April 20, 2017 arrest for attempted arson, as well as the six arrests since then, ranging from disturbing the peace to shooting into an occupied residence (with Archambaults gun). It states that Archambault continued to allow Jacobs access charged with felonies involving lack of concern for the boys increasingly frequent interactions with law enforcement, which have become increasingly serious in nature. The report claims that Archambault is allowing the child to become delinquent with the potential to harm others. 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Free Admission with $15 Unlimited Ride Armbands $5 Admission for Non Riders from 1 Closing Sponsored in part by Bradford County Tourist Development Council 68th Annual THE BACKWOOD BOYS 6:30PMThe torrie clark band & CharnelLE Whittemore & lauren Davis 7PMTHE Ben carter band 7PMted mcmullens music legends 7PMSondra hunt band 7PM Fair Building booths are at limited availablity go to bradfordcountyfair.com or call (904) 964-5252 To reserve yours today Dirk Jermaine Baker, 34, of Gainesville, was arrested Feb. 22 by Union deputies for possession of drugs, possession of narcotic equipment and an out-of-county warrant. Woman hid pills in bra Carol Faye Davis, 69, of Jacksonville, was arrested by Union deputies Feb. 24 for attempting to smuggle contraband into a prison. Davis was suspected of trying to smuggle drugs into the Reception Medical Center and was called into the administration building for a pat-down search. The search revealed two yellow pills hidden in Davis bra which were oxycodone 10mg. She was arrested on the charges. Qouston Armethia Celest Franklin, 25, of Lake Butler was arrested by Union deputies for an out-of-county warrant. Deputies: foursome tried to sell gun in Lakeside Park Shawn Ashley Gunter, 31, of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 21 by Union deputies for dealing in stolen property, giving false and an out-of-county warrant for violation of probation grand theft. The charges arose from a tip received by Union deputies concerning the sale of a stolen gun that was to take place in front of Lakeside Park. Four people the tipster: Malachi Jenkins (driver), Kimberly Gunter (front passenger), Shawn Gunter (left rear and Cristina Thomas (right rear) (see below). The gun was stolen from a residence in Starke at 3:30 a.m. that same morning during a strong-armed robbery. Union County student arrested for threatening school Trey Michael Jacobs, 13, of Lake Butler, was arrested by Union deputies on Feb. 20 for the second-degree felony offense of manufacturing, selling, delivering, dispensing, displaying or using a hoax involving a weapon of mass destruction and disturbing the peace interfering with school administrative functions. Deputies had been called by a teacher at the Union County Alternative School who was following the districts See Something, Say Something directive. She said that Jacobs had posted two screen shot photos on his Instagram account which led her to be concerned that he would cause harm to her and other students. The screen shots were two photographs, one of Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the most recent school shooting incident (Marjory Stoneman High School) with a caption showing his (Jacobs) admiration for him and another picture of himself (Jacobs) showing afraid Jacobs, who had already shown the ability to possess occupied dwellings (see above) would create a danger at the school. Jacobs was arrested and transported without incident. Malachi Joseph Jenkins, 48, of Lawtey was arrested by Union deputies on Feb. 21 for dealing in stolen property and possession of narcotic equipment (see above). He was the driver of the car involved in the attempted sale Park. When asked by deputies why he was parked at the park he said he was waiting to sell a gun that was in the cars trunk. Deputies: woman tried to sell gun on Facebook Cristina Anne Thomas, 37, of Raiford, was arrested by Union deputies Feb. 21 for dealing in stolen property, possession of narcotic equipment and public order crimes (use of a twoway communication device to facilitate a felony). She was a passenger in the car involved in the attempted sale of a stolen deputies she had arranged for the sale using another suspects phone and Facebook Messenger. Deputies: man threatened exand current girlfriends with steak knife Louis Joseph Troiano, 43, of Lake Butler was arrested by Union deputies Feb. 21 for aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony and felony battery as a result from strangulation. The charges arose from a daylong argument between Troiano and his exhe had been accusing of stealing from him. Both were under the reported to have jumped on top of her and put his hands around her neck and begin to choke her. He was pulled off by his current girlfriend. He made a threat to kill both women and went into the kitchen, getting a steak knife. He put the knife down, but his girlfriend was worried about his temper issues, especially in light of the heroin and the fact that he had access to a gun and knives in the house. She locked herself in the bathroom and called 911. When deputies arrived, Troiana denied that he had done anything wrong and that the two women were lying. The deputies determined that there was probable cause for the charges and he was arrested. Pricilla Joanne Watson, 36, of Macon, Georgia, was arrested by Union deputies on Feb. 24 on a warrant for failure to appear. CLAY COUNTY (KEYSTONE HEIGHTS AND MELROSE) Toby Anderson Cannady, 35, of Keystone Heights, was arrested Feb. 20 by Clay deputies on charges of possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams, drugs-possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (two counts), possession of a harmful new legend drug without a prescription and possession and/ or use of drug equipment. Andrea Jacques Wanton, 46, was arrested Feb. 20 on a charge of simple battery. Shannon Rae Mcneill, 34, of Keystone Heights was arrested by Clay deputies on Feb. 20 for possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, manufacture, and/or deliver and selling drugs methamphetamine. Christopher Sean Silvey, 35, of Keystone Heights was arrested by Clay deputies on Feb. 21 on charges of simple battery domestic. BHS softball nd Gainesville BY CLIFF SMELLEY Gainesville wasnt kind to the Bradford High School softball team, handing the Tornadoes a pair of 12-0 defeats, the most recent occurring on Feb. 26 in Gainesville. Bradford (3-3) was held to three hits in the Feb. 26 game. The good news for the Tornadoes is they opened 2-0 in District 5-5A play, beginning with a 15-6 win at Palatka on Feb. 26. Maggie Olive went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI, while Gracie Blankenship and Emily McCoy each went 3-for-5 with two RBI. One of McCoys hits was a double. Brooklyn Wiggins also went 3-for-5, driving in one run. Shiane Cassels went 2-for3 with two RBI, while Harli Phillips and Savana Shealey each went 2-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI. Markayla Sanford had an RBI as well. Starting pitcher Olive (2-2) gave up four runs on eight hits in six innings. Emily McCoy gave up two runs on one hit in the seventh. Bradford was held to no hits as visiting Gainesville won 12-0 on Feb. 21, but the Tornadoes from McCoy in a 16-5 district win over visiting P.K. Yonge on Feb. 22. McCoy went 4-for-4, while Shealey and Krista Hildebran each went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Cassels went 2-for-2 with two RBI, while Blankenship and Sanford each went 2-for-4. Blankenship and Sanford had one and two RBI, respectively, with Phillips and Wiggins each driving in a run as well. Starting pitcher Shealey (1hits. McCoy gave up no runs on one hit in two innings. Each pitcher had two strikeouts. Bradford played district opponent Santa Fe this past Tuesday and will travel to play district opponent Keystone Heights on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. The Tornadoes host district opponent Newberry on Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. BHS baseball team is 1-1 loss BY CLIFF SMELLEY Two hits were all the Bradford High School baseball team could muster in an 11-0 loss to visiting Ridgeview on Feb. 22. The loss dropped the Tornadoes to 1-1. Bradford opened the season with a 3-1 win at Baker County on Feb. 20. Brandon Sanford drove in one of two runs in the top of the eighth, with the other scoring on an error. Sanford drove in two runs in 2-for-4. Starting pitcher Tucker Stack gave up no runs on one hit and one walk, while striking out eight in three innings. Jacob Polk earned the win, giving up no runs on one hit and no walks The Tornadoes played District 5-5A opponent this past Tuesday and will host district opponent Interlachen on Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. Bradford then hosts district opponent Newberry on Tuesday, March 6, at 5 p.m. Bradford Cowboys to host sign-up event March Are you ready for some football? The Bradford Cowboys youth program has you covered. The Cowboys are hosting sign-ups for football and cheerleaders on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 801 N. Thomas St. in Starke. Fun activities such as bounce houses will be on site, while hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available. The registration fee for football is $75 through May 10. After May 10, the fee increases to $100. The registration fee for cheerleading is $100 through May 10. After May 10, the fee increases to $125. For more information, please call Rodney Mosley (904-412-6300) or visit Picture Perfect at 1252 S. Walnut St. in Starke. B-sect Legals 3/1/18 Keystone Airpark Authoritys regular scheduled board meetings will be held on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6:00 P.M. Location is: 7100 Airport Road, Starke, FL. Agendas and notice of cancellation will be posted on the authoritys website at www.keystoneairport.com no later than 72 hours in advance. 3/1 1tchg-B-sect Legals CRIME Continued from 6B Middleburg loss BY CLIFF SMELLEY The Keystone Heights High School baseball team was shut behind 9-0 in a 10-8 loss to visiting Middleburg on Feb. 23. Nate Gagnon and Connor Osteen went 2-for-3 and 2-for-4, respectively, with each driving in a run. Kaison Harvey and Cole Mattox each had an RBI as well. Gagnon and Mattox each hit a double. The Indians (0-2) opened the season with a 14-5 loss to host Clay on Feb. 20. Tyler Noble had two RBI, while Andrew Cox and Gary Searle each had one. Gagnon went 2-for-2. Keystone played North Marion this past Tuesday and hosted District 5-5A opponent Newberry on Feb. 28. The Indians travel to play district opponent P.K. Yonge on Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. before returning home to play district opponent Santa Fe on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m.
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Thursday, March 1, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 9B Showing appreciation for parents The Martial Arts Leader of Bradford County sponsored Parents Appreciation Night on Alexa Padgett, Jamie Lin, Zau Zau Wei, Evan Taylor, Jayden Daugherty, Alex Rigdon, Ryan, Madison Miller, Jackson Miller and (not pictured) Jayden Prevatt, Maverick learning how to become com for more on Parents Aprreciation Night and the latest news on upcoming events and registration Camp is just around the BHS Burch, Montemurro wrestle way to state BY CLIFF SMELLEY Bradford High Schools Jesse Burch won his weight class, while teammate Logan Montemurro was runner-up in his at the Feb. 23-24 Region 1-1A wrestling Jacksonville. Both wrestlers will now compete in the Florida High School Athletic Association Finals, which will be held Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee. Burch, who was coming off his second straight District 4 championship, won the 170-pound class by pinning all four of his opponents. He made quick work (38 seconds) of Florida Highs Diego Duprey in Baker Countys James Barnett in 2:57 to advance to the championship match by pinning Wakullas Trevor Hart in 4:51. He won the title by taking down Clays Carson Yost in 4:46. Montemurro, who won a District 4 championship as well, rode three straight pins to the championship match of the 160-pound class. He defeated Yulees Gunner Harrison in 4:47 and South Waltons Gunnar Nebel in 4:41 to advance to the Arnolds Sam Buatu in 42 seconds. In the championship match, he lost by a 12-3 major decision to Clays Connor Green. The top four wrestlers in each class earned the right to advance both Burch and Montemurro. James Smith (126-pound class) and Michael Porchiazzo (285) also competed for Bradford. Each was eliminated after getting Bradfords Jesse Burch (center) stands atop the medal platform after winning the Region Also pictured are runner-up Carson Yost of Bradfords Logan Montemurro (far left) stands on the second-place podium at the Region 1-1A BY CLIFF SMELLEY Bolles Dave Crouch scored nine of his game-high 17 points in the third quarter, helping the Bulldogs hold onto a lead they held for most of the game in defeating Bradford High School in a Region 1-5A boys Feb. 22 in Starke. Bradford (19-9) was attempting to advance beyond playoffs for the second straight year, but mounted few serious threats to Bolles lead after the second quarter. Head coach Adrian Chandler said he didnt see the usual performance out of his team, which was playing without starter Jordan Lee, who was suspended for disciplinary reasons. I would say, more or less, we just werent aggressive, Chandler said. We werent our normal selves in attacking whatever defense they put in front of us. The Tornadoes held an 1110 lead entering the second quarter, which got off to a good start defensively, with Cambren Douglas and Tavien Young each possession. Then, at the other end of the court, Douglas scored off an offensive rebound. The Bulldogs (22-7) answered with consecutive 3-pointers by Crouch and Mackey Garwood, taking a lead theyd never relinquish. Taz Curry, after Crouch added a free for Bolles, scored off a Tavien Young drive that left Bradford trailing 17-15, but the Tornadoes wouldnt score again in the quarter, going into halftime trailing 19-15. Chandler said the Tornadoes hurt themselves with turnovers basket. about four to six, maybe eight, points in transition, he said. of the third quarter off a Tally Chandler assist. Bolles Crouch made three free throws before Chandler knocked down a threepointer that made the score 2220. Thats as close as Bradford would get the rest of the way. The Bulldogs Crouch answered with his own three-pointer, while Justin OLeary scored following a turnover. After Bradfords Chris Cummings made a free throw, Bolles got a three-pointer from Garwood to go up 30-21. It was a nine-point game entering the fourth quarter, which began with Garwood making another three-pointer for a 38-26 lead. Bradford cut Bolles lead to 10 three times, including when Matthew Crawford made a three-pointer with 2:20 to play, which left the Tornadoes trailing 49-39. The Bulldogs helped the Tornadoes by struggling at the free-throw line, missing making three of their next four, but Bradford couldnt take advantage, making just one basket off an offensive rebound. Curry and Cummings led Bradford with 13 and 10 points, respectively, with Curry also grabbing a team-high nine rebounds. Chandler had six points, while Crawford and D.J. and Douglas had four and two points, respectively. Coach Chandler said he felt the Tornadoes had the players to make a deeper run in the playoffs this year. That didnt happen, but the team was blessed with the opportunity to compete in the playoffs, and for that, hes grateful. I thank God for the opportunity that we were in this position once again, Chandler said. Communities in Schools Glow Run Shannon Rowe, the director of Communities In Schools of Bradford County, welcomes the participants to the annual Accepting their awards from Miss BHS Grace Johns
Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Bass Fishing Tournament 3rd Annual 15008 SE US Hwy 301 Hawthorne, FL 32640Sat. May 5 Safelight 1 PM Bikes for KidsAll State Fishing/Game Rules Apply*Hampton Veterans Memorial Fund 50% to Bike for Kids Project 50% to prizes, parts & operating costs Entry Fee$20 per personKids Dock Tourney $2Tournament Reg./info: 352-481-2114Vendors/sponsors/info: 352-468-2517 2 PER BOATPRIZES! BY CLIFF SMELLEY Home is where the heart is, so when Clark Hill puts his heart into his music, he sings of his hometown of Starke. It makes perfect sense then that the March 23 release of his debut album, People Like Me, will coincide with an albumrelease party/concert in Starke that same day at The Downtown Grill at 7 p.m. Tickets, which will range from $20 to $40, can be purchased via Eventbrite.com (search for Clark Hill). An Eventbrite link can be found on Clark Hills Facebook page. Plus, Hills mother, Jo Clark, will have a computer set up at the Sears Hometown Store in Starke so people can purchase tickets. People Like Me is currently available for pre-order via all digital platforms. Pre-orders come with three instant track downloads: I Hate that Car, Pecan Pie and Perfect to Me, a Music Row top-100 charting single. Im stoked, and Im scared, Hill said in anticipation of the albums release. Hill, who is Jimmie Clark to those in Starke and the surrounding area who know him, said hes scared because he doesnt know how people will respond to the music. Will they like it? in how good the music is. A lot of time went into making People Like Me, which includes collaborations with producer Mike Rogers, the songwriter and drummer for Craig Morgan, Grammy nominated Chris Young, who co-wrote one of the songs, and .38 Special keyboardist Bobby Capps, who plays on multiple tracks. Thousands of hours were put into this, Hill said. It sounds good. Home inspiration Starke inspires some of the songs, such as Those Were the Days. The song includes lyrics such as, A town full of people of people like me. Hill said some of the lyrics came to him in the aftermath of the shooting death of Marvin Pritchett and how the people in Bradford and Union counties united in a show of support. Union County was a hated rival when he played football as a Bradford High School student, moments overcome such trivial matters as whos better at a certain sport. Thats why he wrote the following: You stand revival. Another song, Pecan Pie, is a re-working of a song recorded by the original Clark Hill, which was the band Hill formed with his brother-in-law Michael Calderin. Hill said the song has changed, but in a good way. Its cool to carry on the original concept of what Clark Hill was supposed to be, which was a lot about family and, especially in country music, the things that people can relate to, Hill said. Starke landmark part of album cover The People Like Me cover photo should look familiar to those whove lived in Starke and the surrounding area for a while. Its the Starke water tower, though the identifying graphics have been removed. Designed with the help of his wife, Samantha, the cover shows three images of the water tower. The the cross on top of it. The cross is missing in the other two photos, which show the water tower in varying states of disrepair. What does it mean? Hill said hes a spiritual person, so the of what happens as a result of declining spirituality. Without the cross, the water tower decays. Another meaning refers to what happens to always compromising instead of standing by your beliefs. Hill doesnt think compromise is always a good thing and believes people are too willing to do so in this country today. Yes, the city of Starke was facing a lawsuit if it kept the cross on the water tower, but Hill doesnt think the whole matter was handled right. It still irritates him today. Its not a religious thing, he said. Its the fact that no one should come into Starke and tell us what to do. Its the same thing that goes on in our country right now. Hill sees the cover art as a great way to generate publicity in that itll prompt people to ask him what it means. In answering, Hill can let people get to know him, which was basically what 2017 was all about. Selling the product that is Clark Hill The journey toward the release of People Like Me, which began with the original idea of being an EP instead of a full-length album, has been a long one, lasting more than two years. It wasnt simply about recording the music and then releasing it. Hill has had to devote time to meeting people and getting his name out there. The biggest thing has been to try to understand you can be known locally or even regionally, but until you have a for Nashville, who controls the If you cant appeal to a national or even a global market, then theres no use for you. It doesnt matter how good your talent is. Hill described himself as a product, showing his sense of self-deprecating humor in the process by saying, Im a roll of toilet paper in a supermarket. Yet toilet paper or any other product does not simply appear out of the blue on a supermarket shelf one day with an expectation of selling. Advertising campaigns are undertaken to make people aware of the product. Therefore, Hill didnt put on any concerts in 2017. The entirety of the year was spent in promoting himself, which included participating in a radio campaign that had him covering 15,000 miles in 57 days. Hill attended events such as the Country Radio Seminar, which he jokingly describes as the largest political event in Nashville. Its nothing but elbow rubbing and hand shaking and drinking, Hill said. Thats it. Theres no for Joe Blow program director to say, Well, I had a drink with Clark. He was really cool. Yeah, when you bring that new single by, Ill play it. Thats not to say Hill doesnt understand its purpose. He used an example of a radio station receiving 20 new song submissions for airplay consideration and 17 of those songs by established artists like Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood. Hill asked, How much room is there for the new guy? It may be an uphill climb for the new guy, but if he reaches the top, he gains acceptance. The deeper you get into this industry, the harder you realize it is, Hill said. I call it getting into the clique. Once you get into that is its an industry thats pretty accepting once you get in. Now, Hill can focus on performing again, with a MayOctober tour planned. Its still a part of getting his name out there as plans are to perform in front of many new faces. Probably 90 percent or more, were purposely trying to make sure we go to a city weve never been in, Hill said. And kicking it all off will be a March 23 performance in a town full of people like me. Clark Hill to celebrate album release with Starke show A familiar landmark graces the cover of Clark Hills Clark Hill is preparing to return to the road in support of his new October tour will follow a March BY CLIFF SMELLEY Knowledge and a sense of urgency. Cardiologist Lucien Abboud stressed those two points multiple times during his talk at Shands Starke Regional Medical Centers annual free luncheon and seminar, which was held Feb. 22 in the hospitals atrium. February is American Heart Month. Whether its a heart attack, high blood pressure or atrial said they keys to saving lives are recognizing the symptoms and seeking prompt medical attention. He compared ignoring symptoms to ignoring car troubles. I always give the example to my patients in the clinic that your heart is like your car battery, Abboud said. If you start to have issues with it, its not going to get better. It will get worse. In todays world of a variety of medications and improved technology at doctors disposal, heart disease is still a widespread health issue. Unfortuantely, even in 2018, heart disease the leading cause of death in the United States and across the whole world, Abboud said. Let doctors determine if its a heart attack or not Abboud said heart attack symptoms tend to differ in men and women. Men present the symptoms we normally think of: chest pain, sweating, nausea and vomiting. Women on the hand, experience symptoms that are similar to indigestion. They also may experience shortness of breath during exhaustion, which they may pass off as simply being out of shape. Whatever the symptoms, dont ignore them or put off seeking medical attention, Abboud said. If you think your symptoms are caused by something else and they dont improve shortly after taking medications (such as thinking you have heartburn, but you dont feel better after taking heartburn medication), seek medical attention. Dont wait for the next day, Abboud said. Take time to monitor blood pressure Blood pressure is a key component of heart disease, Abboud said. People including those who take blood-pressure medications should not ignore unexpected feelings of dizziness or light-headedness. It may be a sign your blood pressure is really high or very low, Abboud said. Especially if you are on blood-pressure medications, we need to know that because if youre frequently having dizzy spells, your physician has to adjust your blood-pressure medication. Abboud said a blood-pressure monitor is one of the best investments a person can make. If you are taking blood-pressure medications, he recommends checking your pressure within 1-2 hours of taking your medications, when they are at their peak effectiveness. If you dont take bloodpressure medications, Abboud said you can check your pressure in the morning after you wake up, do your thing and then experience complete rest for 5-10 minutes. If you wait until later in the day when you return home from work, he suggests getting 25-30 minutes of complete rest before checking your pressure. Dont come from work and then (immediately) check your blood pressure because guess what? It will be high, Abboud said. AFib is common, but must not be ignored AFib refers to a fast, irregular blood through the heart and can cause blood clots. The fast heart rate can lead to congestive heart failure, while the blood clots can lead to a stroke. Abboud said if you feel like and you feel dizzy and lightheaded and sometimes pass out, seek medical attention. If you have AFib, your risk of a stroke increases by 7 percent each year you go without medication. really important to recognize the symptoms, and it also important that you seek medical attention as quickly as possible so we can administer the proper medication, Abboud said. AFib is not uncommon, Abboud said, citing the statistic that one in four individuals older than 40 will develop AFib at some point in their lives. The older the person, the higher the symptoms and seek care See HEART, 11B
risk. For me, its a question of when is it going to happen rather than if it is going to happen, Abboud said, adding, Having AFib is not the problem. Not treating AFib correctly is the problem. Fellow Shands Starke doctor Joelle Simon asked Abboud if the reason she and other doctors were seeing more cases of AFib was because of our current lifestyles or because of better diagnostic equipment. Abboud said he believed it was a combination of the two, adding that uncontrolled high blood pressure and sleep apnea are factors as well. Also, with the better care available today, people are living longer, so more AFib cases are going to be seen due to the effects of aging on the heart. Abboud said the advance of technology has been a huge That is why right now we are recognizing AFib much quicker, which is great, because believe it or not, if you progress to the chronic stage, theres little I can do for you, Abboud said. One of the medications that would be administered to those with AFib is a blood thinner. Abboud told his audience they had most likely seen commercials on TV regarding lawsuits involving such blood thinners as Xarelto because of bleeding. Doctors can take care of the bleeding, Abboud said, so what it comes down to is making one of two choices. Do you want to have a stroke, or do you want to have bleeding? You are on a blood thinner, Abboud said. Guess what? Youre going to have thin blood. That means if you touch your skin, youll have a skin bruise. If you cut yourself, its going to bleed more. If you start to bleed from the nose, it will take longer to stop. Your other option is to have a stroke or a heart attack. Sleep apnea is not to be taken lightly AFib can be a reason why people have sleep apnea, but whether its the cause or not, sleep apnea has been found to health and should not be ignored, Abboud said. He explained that oxygen levels drop with sleep apnea, increasing the pressure inside your lungs and your heart. condition a lot of people take lightly, Abboud said, but it should not be whatsoever neglected because it has a tremendous, tremendous impact on your health. Abboud said hes talked to patients who have sleep apnea, but who say they dont use their CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines because they dont like the mask. Finding a mask they do like shouldnt be a problem. Right now, there are close to 110 different patient masks, Abboud said. They should be 40 Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is sub ject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 in which makes it illegal to advertise any pref erence, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimina tion. 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We specialize in helping people sell through our Classifieds! YARD SALES AUTOS BOATS CLOTHES APPLIANCES... The list goes on..Call Today904-964-6305Ask for Classified Ads LBMS baseball start BY CLIFF SMELLEY James Rogers and Eli Rimes combined to throw a no-hitter, while Blake Agner hit a double and drove in four runs in the Lake Butler Middle School baseball teams 19-2, four-inning win over visiting Hawthorne on Feb. 26. Ayden Elixson, Ethan Hancock and Carson Rogers each had three RBI, with Hancock going 2-for-3 with a double and Elixson hitting a triple. Jake OSteen had two RBI, while Clay Fulgham, TreVon Lee and James Rogers each had one. Starting pitcher James Rogers and Rimes each threw two innings, with Rogers striking out three and Rimes striking out two. The Tigers (3-0) opened the season with a 10-0 win over visiting Ruth Raines on Feb. 22. Elixson and Quinten Rawls each had two RBI, with Elixson going 2-for-2 and Rawls hitting a double. Trevor Holtzendorf, Dylan Lovelace and Ethan Moody each had an RBI, with Moody hitting a double. Kyler Cohen went 2-for-3 with a double. Starting pitcher Rawls gave up three hits in four innings, striking out four. Moody gave up no hits in one inning. On Feb. 23, Cohen and Lee each had a double and two RBI in an 11-4 win at Hamilton County. Cohen went 2-for-3, while Rawls hit a triple and had an Dimple Overstreet (left) and Martha Epps were just HEART RBI. Elixson hit a double. Starting pitcher Lee gave up two runs in three innings on four hits. Lucas Johns gave up no hits in one inning, while Agner gave up one hit in one innings. and Rollins each went 2-for-3, with Rollins driving in two runs and Crawford and Northway each driving in one. One of Crawfords hits was a double. Moncrief also had an RBI, while Channell hit a triple. Eatmon gave up two walks, while striking out eight. On Feb. 22, the Indians hosted district opponent Palatka, Jennings, Rollins and Story each went 3-for-4, with Rollins hitting a triple and driving in three runs and Story hitting a triple and driving in two runs. Crawford hit a double and had three RBI, while Moncrief and Northway each went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Ludwig and Cami Worley each had an RBI. innings, giving up three hits and one walk. Crawford had four RBI in an 18-2, three-inning win over district opponent P.K. Yonge on Feb. 23 in Gainesville. Crawford went 3-for-3 with two doubles, while Story went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI. Jennings and Rollins went 2-for-2 and 2-for-4, respectively, with each driving in two runs. Channell, Moncrief and Madison Heskett each had an RBI, while Northway went 2-for-2. Eatmon (2-1) pitched all three one walk, with four strikeouts. Keystone hosts district opponent Bradford on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. and then hosts Trenton on Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, March 6, the Indians host district opponent Fort White at 6 p.m. team defeats Newberry for mark BY CLIFF SMELLEY Keystone Heights continued destroying its District 5-5A softball competition, defeating innings on Feb. 26. Lexi Northway and Cami Worley each had a double and two RBI, while Savannah Channell had a triple and three RBI. Molly Crawford, Ashleigh Jennings, Ashton Ludwig and Skylar Rollins each went 2-for3, with Crawford driving in two runs and Jennings and Ludwig each driving in one. Bailey Story went 3-for-4. Starting pitcher Megan Moncrief (4-0) gave up one run in three innings on two hits, with four strikeouts. Daelynn Eatmon gave up one hit and had two strikeouts. Keystone (6-1) hosted Newberry on Feb. 20, getting six RBI from Story and a no-hitter from Eatmon in an 11-0 win in Story went 3-for-4 with a triple, while Jennings went 4-for-4. Crawford, Northway
12B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section BY CLIFF SMELLEY The 68 th annual Bradford County Fair is set to open Tuesday, March 6, with nightly musical entertainment and all your favorite youth-animal shows, displays, food and rides on the midway. Let Freedom Ring is this years theme. Admission is $6 for 12 th grade) through Saturday, March 10. On Sunday, March 11, which is Family Day, admission is free with the purchase of a $15 ride armband. Non-riders pay $5. Children who are kindergarten age and under are admitted free. Admission is free for all the 6 and Wednesday, March 7, with the donation of three in-date, non-perishable food items, which will then in turn be donated to the Bradford Food Pantry. Veterans, with military ID, are admitted free on opening night, which is also described as American Pride Night, so wear your red, white and blue. The fair opens at 5 p.m. during the week. On March 10, the openings are an hour later than theyve been in the past, with exhibits opening at 1 p.m. and the midway opening at 2 p.m. The midway only is open on March 11, beginning at 1 p.m. Ride armbands A big attraction for many will be the rides on the midway, which will be provided courtesy of Deggeller Attractions. Admission does not cover the cost of rides. Ride tickets are available for purchase on the midway for $1 each, with rides requiring 2-6 tickets. Unlimitedride armbands can be purchased on the midway for $12 on opening night and for $18 March 7-8. On March 8, which is Buddy Night, you can purchase two armbands for $25. Friday, March 9, is Midnight Madness. Ride armbands are $15 beginning at 9 p.m., whereas the cost is $18 prior to 9 p.m. Armbands are $15 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on March 10, and $20 after 6 p.m. On March 11, armbands are $15, which also covers the admission price. Armband coupons may be purchased in advance for $15 each. They may be used any night with the exception of Buddy Night. Only one coupon can be redeemed per night. Advance armband coupons may be purchased at Starke City Hall, North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce, Community State Bank in Starke and Lake Butler, Lawtey City Hall and Lake Butler Hospital. Musical entertainment Live musical entertainment will be featured nightly through March 10. Opening night features the Backwood Boys performing at 6:30 p.m. The Torrie Clark Band, with guests Charnelle Whittemore, Lauren Davis, Kenneth Clark Jr., Rodney Dunfee, Patrick Dunfee and Brenden Jackson, will perform at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, while The Ben Carter Band will perform at 7 p.m. on March 8. Friday, March 9, features Ted McMullens Music Legends at 7 p.m., with the Sondra Hunt Band playing at 7 p.m. on March 10. Youth events The schedule of events featuring the participation of youth actually begins prior to the fair opening. The 4-H table-setting and strawberrypie contests will take place at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, on Friday, March 2, in Building 3. The 4-H Youth Goat Show and Little Kids Exhibition is Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m. The 4-H and FFA swine show is set for Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m., while the 4-H and FFA steer show and showmanship contest is Wednesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. The Bradford-Union Cattlemen Associations 4-H and FFA beef breed show will take place Thursday, March 8, at 6 p.m. The breed and steer awards will be presented on Saturday, March 10, at 5 p.m., with the auction to follow. The Bradford-Union Cattlemen Association buyers dinner is that same day at 3 p.m., while the strawberry auction will be held following the breed and steer auction. On Friday, March 9, the 4-H and FFA livestock judging contest takes place at 8:30 a.m., while the Bradford-Union Swine Association buyers dinner is at 5 p.m. The swine awards show is 6 p.m., with the auction to follow. For more information, please visit bradfordcountyfair.com. th annual Bradford County Fair opens March 6 Perry Johnson showed the grand champion in last years Nathan Boone showed the grand champion in last years Torrie Clark (foreground) performs with (back, l-r) Charnelle Whittemore, Lauren Dunfee and Brenden Jackson, will provide entertainment at the Bradford County