Weekly deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. Phone 904-964-6305 Fax 904-964-8628 email@example.com www.StarkeJournal.com The Sweetest Strawberries this side of Heaven USPS 062-700 Stark e, Florida Thursday, March 22, 2018 138 th Year 33 RD Issue 75 Cents Schools have new science curriculum The Bradford County School Board voted their approval of the science Harcourt for grades K, and from EMC2 for Anatomy and Physiology at the March 12board meeting. Parents and residents shall have 30 days in which to request reconsideration of the materials. If requests for reconsideration are received within the 30-day window, a be conducted to resolve potential issues before materials are purchased. The link to the request for reconsideration can be found at www.bradfordschools.org, or a hard copy can be picked up at the Student Services Department at the district Poster and speck contest for students The Bradford Soil and Water Conservation District is 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 the before April 3, and speeches will be given at the April 3 conservation district meeting at 10 a.m. The top three speakers will receive a gift card. The best speaker will go on to the next level in the statewide contest. Poster submissions will be judged, and the top three posters in each grade divisions will receive a gift card. The best poster in each division will go on to the next level in the statewide contest. Contact Paul Still at stillpe@ aol.com or call him at 904-368-0291 about the rules for each contest. The Bradford Soil and Water Conservation District will meet on There will be reports on the status of district projects and activities. The board will hear a report on litter at and possible improvements to county boat ramps and updates on the Chemours discharges and the construction of the Edwards Bottomlands Project across Alligator Creek at the Edwards Road Park. The public is welcome to attend the meeting. There is a vacant supervisor seat on the board. Anyone interested in being appointed to that position should attend the April meeting to learn about the Bradford Soil and Water Conservation District. Contact Still for more information. Democrats meet Monday The Bradford County Democratic Party will meet on Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the Capital City Bank community meeting room, 350 N. Temple Ave. in Starke, just north of the Santa Fe College Andrews Center. All Democrats are welcome. Community News On Wednesday afternoon, March 14, members of the Sunshine Quilters group sat around a table at the Bradford County Senior Center sewing their labels onto some very special quilts special because they were made with love and because they were headed to people, young and old, who need the comfort. Waiting to accept the donation was Ben Carter from Bradford County Emergency Medical Services who explained the quilts could be placed in ambulances and used provide warmth and safekeeping to the patients they are treating and transporting literal security blankets. Pictured at left with Carter are (sitting) Pam Moore, Laurie Allen, (standing) Susan Keding, Kathy Still, Peggy Denmark, Beckie Burkett, Dorothy Bartlett and Pat Stewart. The Sunshine Quilters meet at the senior center on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. and welcome sewers of all skill levels as well as donations of materials and supplies. Quilters spread their sunshine Deputies: National Guard Sgt. raped 11year old boy BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Clay County deputies arrested a National Guard sergeant at Camp Blanding on Wednesday, March 14, after an 11-year-old boy told law him. According to court papers, James Edward Bowman, 28, was arrested for three counts of sexual battery on a victim under 12 years of age. Two victims, one eight and the other 11, both described two encounters Bowman had with the older child. Although the 8-year-old is described as a victim in the reports, court papers specify the defendants interactions with the younger child. The 11-year-old told DCF workers and detectives that on Presidents Day 2018, the victim accompanied Bowman and his family on a camping trip to Camp Blanding and that during the trip the defendant penetrated him without a condom. The following month, the victim said that while taking a shower in the defendants home, he noticed that Bowman was watching him. He added that the defendant then walked over to him, grabbed him by the hips and sexually touched him. When Clay County Sheriffs Detective Marvin Page and a DCF worker interviewed Bowman at Camp Blanding, the defendant refused to answer questions. In other Clay County arrests within the Lake Region: Gary Edward Boyd, 37, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 14 by Clay deputies for selling methamphetamine. Alysha Jay Kapp, 27, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 15 for grand theft. According to an arrest report, the victim told deputies that in January, she showed some of her jewelry to the defendant so that the defendant might repair it. Soon after the inspection, the victim discovered a necklace and pendant missing. The victim said she found the missing jewelry at a Gainesville pawn shop. Deputies traced the pawn transaction to the defendants boyfriend of 10 years. Bowman Logo committee touts better life in Bradford BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor While it is still a work in progress, a Logo and Slogan Committee formed by the Bradford County Commission has submitted a design commissioners deemed worthy of further development. The committee consisted of Pam Whittle, president of the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce, Sheriff Gordon Smith, Superintendent of Schools Stacey Creighton and Amanda Seyfang, assistant supervisor of elections. Seyfang told the commission they looked at what other counties had done and then thought about imagery consistent with Bradford County. Matthew Barksdale in the supervisor ideas on paper. The result is a concept that will be turned over to a graphic While we are proud of the work we have put into this, what we have product, the committee said in a letter to the commission. Prominent in the design are the rays of sunshine and colors representing clean air, the waves of local lakes and the green of the countys lush pastures and forests. Superimposed over it all is the strawberry that has become symbolic of Bradfords identity as a rural farming community. These elements emphasize the natural beauty of Bradford County, evoking outdoor recreational opportunities, an appreciation for the environment, and the countys agricultural roots and economy. Seyfang said they wanted the logo to have ties to the past while being a modern representation of Bradford County. The imagery is accompanied by a slogan that declares Its better in Bradford, a proud but not uncommon sentiment for the people who call the county home. From the quality of the graphics to the font choice, the new Bradford County logo is still a work in process, but its work the commission approves of. See LOGO, 6A Starke powerless to oppose utility relocation costs BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor The days of opining where are long past, and a railroad overpass is being built over State Road 100 in the city of Starke even if the city commission would rather turn the project away than shoulder the cost of moving its above and underground utility lines. The Florida Department of Transportation is building the project on its right of way and any additional right of way it must acquire, both to provide emergency services a way across the railroad and to ease town. The city can move its utilities within the right of way or vacate it altogether. That is the reality, although that is not the approach FDOT has taken with the city. While its comptroller hardship waiver Starke does, after all, have most of the $2 million FDOT paid the commission for bypass right of way in the bank the agency has offered to loan the city the required funds at no interest, allowing 10 years to pay the money back. The project could cost the city a minimum of $400,000, not including construction costs or the cost of having its own engineer oversee the work. One small glimmer of hope is that the comptroller will reconsider the hardship request once construction engineering and design costs. If not the city will be stuck with the entire bill. The commission complained that the citys future economic outlook was not being considered. The states bypass and overpass projects could have negative economic impacts for Starke. The overpass will wipe out tax-paying properties and businesses. The bypass could draw business out of town. Unfortunately, the review is anticipated outcomes. John McCarthy, FDOTs utilities administrator for the district, told the commission if the citys economic reality changes, then a hardship waiver may be reconsidered. If it accepts a loan from agency, the balance of the loan could be forgiven. Commissioner Wilbur Waters said the overpass is the states project and asked why the city should be burdened with paying for it. The citys options are to accept FDOTs offer to pay for the project and pay the agency back over time or to pay for the project out of pocket. We dont have the option to say, No, thank you. We choose neither of those options.? Mayor Janice Mortimer asked. The project will proceed, McCarthy said. You ask why the department can make you do it. Its departments right of way. Your facilities are in the right of way by permit, and by statute, if we go to improve our highways, you are required to relocate or vacate our right of way. McCarthy said he hopes they never get to that point. If the city refuses to cooperate, FDOT could carry out the project, performing the utility work and billing the city. The city is faced with the same situation with the states plan to replace the U.S. 301 bridge over Alligator Creek. The projects wont even be staggered; they are expected to take place concurrently. Engineering See COSTS, 7A
LAWN SERVICES Mowing Weed Eating Edging Hedge Trimming LOCAL BUSINESSFREE ESTIMATESLIC# 2199 INSURED Cell: 904-966-3017 BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Local political races are taking shape with a number of seats open at the county level, and municipalities are holding elections later this year, too. The county commission seats for Districts 2 and 4 already have contested races, and the incumbents have not yet signed up. In District 2, Jamie Clemons has announced, as has Chad Brown. In District 4, Tom Germano and Mitchell Gunter District 2 covers most of north and north west Bradford County, including Heilbronn Springs, Pleasant Grove and Lawtey west of U.S. 301. District 4 includes the east side of S.R. 100 south of Starke down to the Santa Fe Lake area and stretches west to include Hampton and the Hampton Lake area. The seats are currently held by Kenny Thompson and Danny Riddick. Districts 1, 2 and 5 are each electing a school board member. Incumbents Sheila Fayson Cummings and Erica Mains Districts 1 and 5. Gayle Shuford District 2 seat, currently held by Charnelle Whittemore, who has District 1 includes east Lawtey and all of the area east of 301 down to State Road 16 in the city of Starke as well as a small portion of the city west of 301 just south of Market Road. District 5 is most of western Bradford County south of County Road 229, including Sampson City and Brooker. School board races are nonpartisan. County commission races are not, although both Brown and Clemons are Germano and Gunter are both Republicans. There are no constitutional but two seats currently held by Paul Still and Pam Whittle are open on the Bradford Soil and Water Conservation District. To learn more about the board, attend an upcoming meeting. They meet next on April 3 at 9 a.m. at the Bradford County The primary election date is Aug. 28, and the general election is Nov. 6. The last day to register to vote in the primary or change political party is July 30. For the general election, it is Oct. 9. Polls will be open on election days at precinct sites from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but there will also be early voting periods at the courthouse from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 13 for the primary and Oct. 22Nov. 4 for the general election. In addition, you can request a ballot to vote by mail. The deadlines are Aug. 22 for the primary and Oct. 31 for the general election. For a ballot or for more information on elections, call 904-966-6266 or go to www.bradfordelections. com. Federal and state races up for election this year include senator and congressional representative, state representative and circuit judge, and governor, attorney and commissioner of agriculture. City elections In September, Starke could see a major shift in leadership with three commission seats up for election. Districts 1, 3 and 5 held by Danny Nugent, Travis Woods and Wilbur Waters will be decided Sept. 4. Hamptons election will take place right alongside the general election in November. In addition to Mayor Dan Williams chair, three council seats currently held by Bill Goodge, Jim Mitzel and Frank Bryant are up for election. Two Lawtey council seats, now held by Sabrina Roberts and Dale Crary, will be decided in December. Running an announcement Bradford County Telegraph, Union County Times and Lake Region Monitor have a policy of allowing candidates in local races to submit one free article announcing their candidacy. The announcement can be accompanied by one photograph. This article and photograph will be run free of charge. Preferably, candidate announcements and photos should be emailed to editor@ bctelegraph.com. Otherwise, articles should be typed and Clemons declares run in District 2 The following is an announcement of intention to I would like to take this time to introduce myself. I am James E. Clemons, better known to most as Jamie, a lifelong resident of Bradford County. I graduated from Bradford High School in 1992 where I met my high school sweetheart, Barbie (Thomas) Clemons. Ive been blessed with 24 years of marriage and three fantastic adult children, Dillan, Dalton and Kayla. I am the son of Jimmy Clemons (Donna) and Arlene (Vanzant) Clemons. My grandparents are the late Roy and Ethel Clemons and Carl and Myrtle Vanzant. We proudly live in Heilbronn Springs where I was raised and where we have been so fortunate to raise our children as well. My wife and I are members of First Baptist Church of Starke. We attend a couples Sunday School class with our loving church family. I have owned and operated our family business, Clemons Field Service Inc., for 18 years in Bradford County. At this time, our son Dillan and I run the dayto-day operations with Barbie and Dillans wife, Kaylyn, running sponsor of our youth and other programs throughout Bradford County for years; children truly are our future. In May of 2012, I graduated from Gateway College after completing the Florida basic law enforcement program. I was awarded perfect attendance as well as top gun. While working as a full-time deputy and maintaining a successful family business, I obtained several am still a reserve deputy with the and assist in ongoing training efforts. I have spent the last 18 years in the farming and construction industry. That enabled me to gain a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the areas of road building, drainage and problem solving. I believe this would be a great asset to the citizens in District 2 and Bradford County as a whole. I have also spent much time as a public servant in my position of deputy sheriff. This has given me a unique understanding of the challenges our law enforcement agencies face in todays world. I think we need strong, accessible leadership in this position that is willing to listen to the needs of the voters as well as someone who can make the residents of District 2. I will bring this dedication and work county commissioner, District 2. I would be honored and humbled to have your support to represent a community I love so much. Jamie Clemons CRIME of a reasonable length when double-spaced pages is a good guideline.) Submissions should include a phone number where the candidate can be contacted during business hours in case any questions arise. Every candidate should be prepared to announce his or her qualifying date for their election. date for county elections is June 22. No free announcements will be accepted after that deadline. Additionally, the weekly deadline to submit an announcement for each weeks edition is Monday at 5 p.m. We, however, reserve the right to determine when to run these announcements as space availability is a factor. Driver jumps in back seat to fool deputy Union County BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A Jacksonville man caught speeding on S.R. 121 south of Lake Butler jumped from the drivers seat to the back seat of his moving vehicle, in an attempt to fool the deputy that was pursuing them. Kristoff Lyndbergh Jones, 24, was arrested March 17 for driving with a revoked or suspended license, reckless driving, possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment and being a fugitive from justice. According to an arrest report, Deputy James Jankowski was when he clocked a northbound KIA SUV at 60 mph in a 40-mph zone. Jankowski wrote that after he got behind the KIA and activated his lights, the driver refused to stop. While passing the Lake Butler Apartments, he wrote, the vehicle ran off onto the shoulder and kicked up some dirt and dust. The vehicle then drifted into the southbound lane, headed towards an oncoming vehicle. He added that the KIA quickly swerved back into its own lane and continued north. The driver then drove through and intersection, into a Circle K convenience store and up to a gas pump. In the drivers seat of the KIA was Paul Thornton. Paul appeared nervous and hesitant to answer my questions about his driving pattern, Jankowski wrote. Thornton admitted not having a valid license. The defendant was in the back seat. I asked Paul to exit the vehicle, the deputy wrote, and when he did, I could see in plain view, a green, leafy substance with a stem along with a plastic bag in the door handle pocket. Jankowski said the substance looked like marijuana and later tested positive. The deputy asked Thornton if the marijuana was his. The man replied that he does not smoke, since he is on probation for a prior DUI. Jankowski then asked Thornton if he was the only one driving that night. Paul paused and shook his head before answering, the deputy wrote. Paul said he had not been driving at all. Paul had been in the passenger seat up until I attempted to pull over the vehicle and that Kristoff was driving. Thornton added that when Jones realized he was being pulled over, he asked Thornton to switch seats, and the passenger refused. Thornton said the defendant then climbed into the back seat, leaving the drivers seat vacant, and Thornton then grabbed the steering wheel and got into the drivers seat. Thornton added that this is when the KIA swerved into the southbound lane, nearly striking a vehicle head on. Deputies searched the KIA after arresting Jones and found two pistols and a bag of .40-caliber ammunition, along with a butane lighter and a glass smoking device. Jones is also wanted in Washington State for failure to appear. In other Union County arrests: Frederick Lythell Williams Jr., 19, was arrested March 16 by Union deputies for an out-ofcounty warrant. Burglary victim property at pawn shop BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Daniel James Drake, 48, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 13 by Bradford deputies for fraud and burglary. According to an arrest report, Bradford deputies investigated a January 2016 daytime burglary on Southeast C.R. 21B. Deputies noted that the front door of the home had been kicked in and a window was broken as if someone had tried to gain entry through the window. Deputies also collected a blood sample from the scene that appeared to have been left by the burglar. In June of that same year, the victim spotted some of the stolen items at a local pawn shop. Detective Hannah Hass traced the items to the defendant and discovered he was incarcerated in the Bradford County Jail for unrelated charges. When interviewing the defendant, Drake claimed he acquired the jewelry by trading knives out of his car at the Waldo Flea Market. Hass also sent the blood sample to an FDLE lab, which indicated the DNA in the sample matched Drake is currently serving oneyear sentences in Florida State Prisons West Unit for Bradford and Clay county charges for possession of cocaine, aggravated assault and criminal mischief with property damage. sentences from Collier County for possession of a controlled substance, aggravated assault, grand theft, grand theft of a His current release date is April 6, 2022. Jones Drake See CRIME, 6A
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 3A 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 Springtime in Lawtey Little Miss and Mr. Lawtey Spring Festival Saniya Thompson and Jensen Norman with Farrah Duhart and Councilwoman Debra Norman. Lawtey Fire Rescues Brian Gore, Chief Alex Hatch, Jonathan Mulkey and Kyle Boatwright were on hand to discuss the department and share safety information. Olivia Scott, wife of mayor Jimmie Scott, talks about the history of Lawteys Spring Festival. Farrah Duhart and Debra Norman crown Little Mister Lawtey Spring Festival Jensen Norman. Contestant Skyeleyn Enders looks on. Saniya Thompson receives her sash from Farrah Duhart as Jessica Brown applauds. Troxie and Edythe Hill sell spices and Edythes books alongside author Jack Pyle, who went for a stroll. Verlean King and Daisy Davis representing the Senior Community Service Employment Program which provides job training for senior citizens. Zumba class members from the Bradford County Senior Center, led by Diane Gaskins June Keefe, Sharon Brady, Jean Kelson, Shirley Wilkerson and Carnell Williams. Author Jack Pyle, 97, leads a writing group at the Bradford County Public Library. Judge Tatum Davis visited the festival, which also featured a car show. Margie Sutton and Kathy Still also danced with the Zumba group, along with Earnestine Williams, Kathy Agan and Joan Whitehead.
Fully Insured& Complete Tree ServiceNo Job Too Big or Too Small!WE DO IT ALL!!904-964-7906904-364-7065 cellDont let your tree issue become a tree problem! th annual banquet BY KIM BOX Special to the Monitor About 450 attendees and volunteers gathered March 1 at Salvation Army Camp Keystone for the Eighth Annual Banquet of the Answers Health & Resource Facility. Joanna Weldon described 2017 as a whirlwind in which Answers saw God take them from vision to reality as their second location in Starke opened its doors last month. Attendees were seated at tables individually decorated by volunteers. Gabby Fraser, a Northside Christian Academy student, hosted and decorated one of the tables. Frasers table featured two inspirational verses. One framed verse read, There is always something to be thankful for, and another verse was written on a cross and read, Be still and know that I am God. The verses were complimented by candlelight, scattered stones and several varieties of potted cacti. I wanted to do it last year, but I didnt have the resources, Fraser said. I saved up so I could host a table this year. Another tables centerpiece was a mound of dirt framed by beans and colored beads. The mound was topped with a few green sprouts and the words, COR 3:6-7, spelled out in beans. That verse says, I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. Ken Weaver, the only male member of the Answers board of directors and bi-vocational pastor of LifeSpring Church, welcomed everyone. He offered a prayer of thanksgiving before dinner was served. God has done far more than we have asked or imagined, Weaver said. The Steakhouse in Starke catered a dinner served by youth volunteers from area church youth groups and the Key Club. Other youth volunteers served as parking lot attendants. The meal consisted of salad, chicken kiev, scalloped potatoes, green beans, rolls, sweet iced tea in mason jars and cheesecake with strawberries. Following dinner, Weldon addressed the group. She began with a prayer and then read a story that she had come across in a book she was reading while preparing for the banquet. She felt strongly led to share the story about a young child who made a paper heart for her mother. The heart was torn, and the mother thought for sure the young girl would be upset. She instead said to her mother, Maybe the love gets in easier where the heart is broke. Weldon said, Maybe our hearts are made to be broken. God does great things through the wounded. He calls the wounded. She next said, We all have broken pieces. Im going to introduce a broken heart that God put back together, Lindsay Colada. served by the G.R.O.W. (Generates Real Opportunities for Women) program initiated in 2017. The program provides women with a place to develop job skills as a temporary, parttime employee at Answers, readying them for a full-time position in the workforce world. Colada explained how broken she had been when she found Answers. She worked with Answers volunteer Bonnie Clark for two years. I put my faith in Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior, Colada said through tears. I now know God has a plan for me. Hes got this. She continued, Ive gone from being a client to working at Answers. Today, I am happy. I have a happy family. Weldon then announced that, since the banquet last year, Answers started and completed value to date is $180,000, $60,000 of which is donated labor costs. She thanked all the volunteers and gave a special thanks to construction project manager Frank Bondurant. I heard you got a building. Would you like a construction manager for free? Bondurant said to Weldon back before she even knew who he was. hours were spent on the Starke building. Just before they were scheduled to open, Weldon said she lost two employees. I realized we were opening only employee, said Weldon. Shortly, we had four women who came forward to be our voluntary staff. medical facility because Dr. Joelle M. Innocent-Simon agreed to serve as medical director. Bradford County has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates and highest STD rates in the state. We can now offer proof of pregnancy, which is a piece of paper needed for pregnant women to get any help; STD testing, which will bring in even more women; and ultrasound so expectant mothers can see and hear their babies, Weldon said. Clay Electric has given a grant that Answers is using to work on a curriculum for Learn While You Earn. Clients can earn points and supplies as they complete valuable courses on topics such as budgeting and parenting. Weldon said, We are giving them accountability, not just giving them handouts. The next highlight of the evening was the cake auction. Bill Elrod of Elrod Auctions drove over from his home in Penney Farms to lead it. The sale of 10 cakes baked by Nicole Cubbedge, Lori Maxwell, Keystone Cupcakery, Mike Stanley, Lorrie Teate, Alice Douglas, Angela Mosley, Janice Goetzman, Darlene Blye and Virginia Autry and sold in that order contributed $7,625 to Answers. That money alone is enough to cover the projected electricity and water costs for the Starke facility for 2018. For the Keystone Heights and Starke facilities combined, Answers total annual projected expenditures for 2018 are $158,600. Virginia Autrys Strawberry Cake sold for the highest price at $1,750. The Man Cake was built by Mike Stanley with layers of meat loaf wrapped in bacon with a savory sauce. Although Elrod assured everyone that at least $25 worth of bacon went into the cake, it still sold for just $300. Tanya Dennis bought not one, the Lemon Blueberry Cake made by Keystone Cupcakery and sealed the deal at $625. Next, she bid highest on the Amaretto Cake by Janice Goetzman that went for $850. Dennis and husband Jimmy own Rays Electric. Jimmy helps Answers with electrical supplies, said Dennis. He told Joanna what she needed to get up to code. The keynote speaker for the evening was Mike G. Williams, Christian comedian and missionary to the Dominican Republic. After his talk, he led the event in prayer. Williams explained how he grew up a welfare kid, street kid, Southside kid from Chicago. His mom gave him to the mailman while he was still in her womb. She said she chose the mailman because he was the only Christian man she ever knew. She made that determination because the mailman told everyone on his route, God bless you. The mailman told her that his daughter and son-in-law would love to have her child. They had tried to have a child and prayed for one for 12 years. Im a rescue kid, Williams said. Williams and his wife rescued their own son from the same situation. He was a teeny-tiny, asthmatic 8-month-old when he came to them. Williams said most moms in these situations never had a good mom themselves, so they do not know how to be a mom. Answers has answers for them, said Williams. He knows because his sons biological mom went through the Earn While You Learn classes. She came to a personal faith in Jesus Christ. She then joined the military. The Sisters of Mercy convinced her to trust God to turn trial into triumph. She was a chaplains assistant in the military, and shes a nurse now. She even leads childrens church at her church. He closed by saying that his son was recently involved in a Days for Life campaign. For 40 days, outside abortion centers, groups pray. His son went every day for 40 days. He asked his dad to come with him on the last day because they were going to form a prayer chain and pray that God would take down the abortion center. My son is a tough boy and does not cry, Williams said. He saw two large containers labeled Medical Waste behind the center. He said, Daddy, that was what Mom was going to do to me. But God had a better plan for me. Williams said, Im here to say thank you for all those children who will hear happy birthday. You are the childrens heroes. Joanna and team, were the foundation behind you, Williams said. We want to save the children. Guest speaker Mike Williams Joanna Weldon Stephanie Van Zant with an assorment of cake pops. BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor In response to complaints about in Bradford County, the county commission has directed staff to develop regulations pertaining to those activities on local lakes. Bradford County attorney Will Sexton brought up the complaints at the March 15 meeting. There is no state law that prohibits it, so theres nothing FWC can do about it, Sexton said. According to Commissioner Danny Riddick, however, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is regulations in counties that have put them in place. enforce that given the resources has, but FWC indicates that they are happy to enforce it for us if its something that were willing to adopt, said Sexton. The countys cost would be limited to producing signage not allowed and posting them at public boat ramps. Describing the activity the commission was being asked to prohibit, Riddick said it involves placing long setlines with hundreds of baited hooks in place. Im talking huge, like, 500hook at least setlines, he said. We had an incident at Hampton Lake where some people actually got tangled up in it, and thats what got my attention and brought me into this. Riddick said he did not realize long setlines were allowed, and followed up several times with He said in lakes like Hampton and several of the other ones we have in the county, he did not recommend us allowing this to go on, said Riddick. I have talked to several on it, and everybody I talked to, nobody even knew we allowed it. They didnt even know it was going on, but it is going on and thats why I wanted to bring it before the board, he said. Most Commissioner Frank Durrance said he was surprised the state did not already have a rule in place, license was necessary. Other He asked about the negatives, See FISH, 7A
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 5A Church Bayless Highway Baptist Church 11798 NW C.R. 225 near Starke, will hold a spring revival March 21 at 7 p.m. and March 25 at 10 a.m. with Evangelist Randy Lamb and music from Trinity River Band, Backwood Boys, New River Ramblers and more. Hope to see you there. Anchored at Calvary Community Church 5091 NW C.R. 229 in Starke, is having a 23, and the sale will continue on March 24 with hot dogs and sausage plates with chips and a drink. Donations to the church building fund are also welcome. Come and see what treasure is here for you. Revelation Church of Lawtey on U.S. 301 (newly renovated invites you to celebrate its seventh homecoming anniversary on Sunday, March 25, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The special guest speakers will be Kevin and Anne Durant. For more information, please call 904-226-3053. 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. Pine Level Baptist Church will host John and Kate Denner in concert Sunday, March 25, at 6 p.m. John is an awardwinning pianist and Kate is an accomplished composer. The public in invited to attend. For more information, please contact 6490. First United Methodist Church of Starke is holding Holy Week services March 26 at 6:30 p.m. Dinners each evening will begin at 5:45 p.m., and there will be a nursery and childrens ministry activities each night. Please call or email La-Tanya to reserve your meal at 904-964-6864 or St. Edward Catholic Church of Starkes Easter Holy Triduum schedule includes the Mass of the Lords Supper on Holy Thursday, March 29, at 6 p.m.; The Lords Passion on Good Friday, March 30, at 3 p.m., followed by the Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m.; a Blessing of Easter Food on Holy Saturday, March 31, at 11 a.m. and an Easter Vigil that evening at 8:30 p.m.; and Easter Sunday Mass on April 1 at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Kingsley Lake Baptist Church 6289 Mary Dot Lane near Starke, invites you to its Walk With Jesus and annual Easter egg hunt for children ages 0 to a.m. to noon. There will be lots of fun activities and prizes. 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. Grace Christian Fellowship Baptist Church of Worthington Springs will be having an Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 31, 2 p.m. There will be food, fun and fellowship. Everyone welcome. For more information, please call 386-496-2859. Greater Allen Chapel AME Church will hold its Easter sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 1. Everyone is invited. Hope Baptist Church 3900 SE S.R. 100, will host a one-night only revival with Gary Bowling on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. Starke Church of God by Faith 3900 SE S.R. 100, has a third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon with a variety of food items available to give away. 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 Library With a few materials and some hot glue, crafters assembled cute DYI projects at the library to get ready for spring. with their bunny wreaths are Cyndy Weeks, Judy Mullens, Diane Ennis, Michelle Mello, Priscilla Davis, Sue Crawford, Susan Rasado, Jessica Hall, Vickie Crews, Debra Hall, Loretta Edwards, Debbie Geiger, June Keefe, Bonnie Perea, Linda Jones and Mary Alice Perone. The Bradford County Public Library is located at 456 W. Pratt St. in Starke. For a full schedule of events, pick up a calendar from the front desk. You can also get the latest news on Facebook at www.facebook. com/bradfordlibrary. For more information on these programs or other services, please call 904-368-3911 or visit www. bcplibrary.com. Good Friday In observation of Good Friday, Bradford County Public Library is closed on Friday, March 30. For your convenience, online library services are available at www.BCPLibrary.com. The librarys book drop is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Books & Brunch Cheryl Bradshaws Eye for Revenge will take on Karen Clevelands Need to Know at the Books & Brunch Battle of the Books. Read both books and discuss them with us during a delicious lunch at a local restaurant on Call Street. Well meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 19. Bring lunch money. Contact Kathy at 904-368-3921 for restaurant information and other details. Book donations Friends of the Library is currently accepting donations for the upcoming 2018 Spring Book Sale. Gently used items can be dropped off at Bradford County Public Library during normal business hours. The book sale is scheduled for May 10 through May 12. Garden Tea Party March 23 Keep your social life active by meeting new people and catching up with friends during the garden-themed tea party for adults at Bradford County Public Library. The Garden Tea Party begins at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 23. Attendance is free. Seating is limited. R.S.V.P by calling 904368-3921 or stop by the librarys front desk. Protect Florida Democracy Once every 20 years the Florida Constitution is opened for revision and its happening right now. Find out what you need to know and how you can participate in the process to protect democracy in Florida. Bruce B. Blackwell, CEO/ executive director of The Florida Bar Foundation, will speak at Bradford County Public Library on Wednesday, March 28. The presentation begins at 11 a.m. Easter Bunny March 29 Grab your camera and hop on down to the library to meet the Easter Bunny on Thursday, March 29! The bunny will visit with children from 6 to 7 p.m. Teens Tabletop Game Day April 5 Challenge your friends to a fun card game or choose from a variety of entertaining board games to play at Teens Tabletop Game Day on Thursday, April 5, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Attendees may bring games such as YuGi-Oh and Magic the Gathering cards as well as snacks. Everyone between the ages of 13 to 19 is invited. Contact Curtis and Amy for details. Crazy 4 Art April 2 beyond the completed picture that can be hung on the wall. body and mind. It stimulates creative thinking, builds motor skills, encourages understanding and opens the mind. It can be enjoyable hobby or developed into a money-earning skill. Because of the importance of art for children, a grant has be awarded to Bradford County Public Library to provide additional art programs for ages 5 to12. Instruction will be designed for children, however, family members are welcome. All materials, including canvases, will be provided to children between the ages of 5 to 12 for free. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 2, well have some fun with mystical unicorns and dragons. Stress-free Painting April 11 and 23 Listen to the soothing sounds of musical legends while your brushstrokes bring comfort to your soul. We call it art therapy. During Stress-free Painting, which begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, and at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 23, you of others. Paper and paints are supplied at no cost. Canvas prices begin at $1. Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Children will not be admitted. Another craft involved repurposing empty wine bottles and decorating them with Brown, Williene Moten, Priscilla Davis, Sharon Petiprin, Marilyn Key, June Keefe, Susan Rosado, Loretta Edwards, Vickie Crews, Bonnie Perea, Linda Jones and Mary Alice Perone. Easter egg hunt at RJE The third annual Easter egg hunt will be held at the RJE in Starke on Saturday, March 31. Sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Bradford County and people in the community, the free event includes the egg hunt, candy, food, drinks, bounce houses and entertainment. Children must be accompanied by a parent.
LESS AND EXCEPT A parcel of land lying within Section 22, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: Commence at the intersection of the North right-of-way line of Jenkins Street and the East right-ofway line of Old Lawtey Road, being also the West line of said Section 22 for the Point-of-Beginning; thence North 357.00 feet, along the East right-of-way line of said Old Lawtey Road, being also the West line of said Section 22; thence East 471.00 feet; thence South 158.00 feet to the South right-of-way line of Tom Hall Street; thence West 63.00 feet to the West right-of-way line of said Tom Hall Street; thence Southwesterly 200.00 feet, along the West right-of-way line of said Tom Hall Street to the North right-of-way line of said Jenkins Street; thence West 376.00 feet, along the North right-of-way line of said Jenkins Street, to the Point of Beginning. Containing 3.48 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT A parcel of land lying within Section 22, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: All street and railroad rights-of-way. Containing 12.80 acres, more or less. All said lands containing 218.48 acres, more or less. ORDINANCE NO. 2018-15 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF STARKE, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF STARKE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, AS AMENDED; RELATING TO THE REZONING OF TEN OR MORE CONTIGUOUS ACRES OF LAND, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, Z 18-01, BY THE CITY COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR REZONING FROM SINGLE FAMILY, MEDIUM DENSITY (R-1C) TO SINGLE FAMILY, MOBILE HOME, MEDIUM DENSITY (R-1D) OF CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF STARKE, FLORIDA; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE The public hearing may be continued to one or more future date. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the amendment. Copies of the amendment are available for public inspection at the City of Starke Zoning Department, located at 209 North Thompson Street, Starke, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any de cisions made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the Service 800.955.8771 at least 48 hours prior to the date of the public hearing. Page 4 of 5 The first of two public hear ings on the am endment will be held on April 8, 2018 at 7: 00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall located at 209 North Thompson Street, Starke, Florida The title of said ordinance reads, as follows: Page 1 of 5NOTICE OF ZONING CHANGEThe City Commission of the City of Starke, Florida proposes to change the use of land within the area shown on the map below, by amending the Zoning Map of the City of Starke Land Development Code, hereinafter referred to as the Land Development Code, as follows: Z 18 01, an application by the City Commission, to amend the Zoning Map of the Land Development Code to change the zoning district from SINGLE FAMILY, MEDIUM DENSITY (R 1C) to SINGLE FAMILY, MOBILE HOME, MEDIUM DENSITY (R 1D) on the property described, as follows: A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: The Eas t 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of said Section 21, lying East of the Easterly right of way line of CSX Transportation Railroad and lying South of the South right of way line of East Market Road. Containing 31.45 acres, more or less. AND A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: The Southeast 1/4 of Section 21, East of the Westerly right of way line of CSX Transportation Railroad. Containing 101.36 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: Lots 30 and 31 of Harutha Heights, an unrecorded subdivision. Containing 0.37 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: The Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Se ction said 21. Containing 10.06 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: Blocks 18 and 21 of Knights Addition, as recorded in the Public Records of Bradford County, Florida. Containing 2.41 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, a s follows: All street and railroad rights of way. Containing 28.96 acres, more or less. AND A parcel of land lying within Section 28, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: The North 1/ 2 of the Northeast 1/4 of said Section 28, lying North of the North right of way line of State Road 16 and lying East of the Westerly right of way line of CSX Transportation Railroad. Containing 66.29 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT The City Commission of the City of Starke, Florida proposes to change the use of land within the area shown on the map below, by amending the Zoning Map of the City of Starke Land Development Code, hereinafter referred to as the Land Development Code, as follows: Z 18-01, an application by the City Commission, to amend the Zoning Map of the Land Development Code to change the zoning district from SINGLE FAMILY, MEDIUM DENSITY (R1C) to SINGLE FAMILY, MOBILE HOME, MEDIUM DENSITY (R-1D) on the property described, as follows: A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: The East 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of said Section 21, lying East of the Easterly right-of-way line of CSX Transportation Railroad and lying South of the South right-of-way line of East Market Road. Containing 31.45 acres, more or less. AND A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: The Southeast 1/4 of Section 21, East of the Westerly right-of-way line of CSX Transportation Railroad. Containing 101.36 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more par ticularly described, as follows: Lots 30 and 31 of Harutha Heights, an unrecorded subdivision. Containing 0.37 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: The Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section said 21. Containing 10.06 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: Blocks 18 and 21 of Knights Addition, as recorded in the Public Records of Bradford County, Florida. Containing 2.41 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT A parcel of land lying within Section 21, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: All street and railroad rights-ofway. Containing 28.96 acres, more or less. AND A parcel of land lying within Section 28, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: The North 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of said Section 28, lying North of the North right-of-way line of State Road 16 and lying East of the Westerly right-of-way line of CSX Transportation Railroad. Containing 66.29 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT A parcel of land lying within Section 28, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: All of Block 20, Lots 3 and 4 of Block 33, Lots 3 and 4 of Block 34, Lots 1 and 4 of Block 35, Lots 1 and 4 of Block 46, all of Block 47, and all of Block 48, of Livingston, Truby and Companys Subdivision, as recorded in the Public Records of Bradford County, Florida. Containing 3.73 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT A parcel of land lying within Section 28, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more par ticularly described, as follows: Lots 1 and 2 of Block 5, all of Block 8, the South 250.00 feet of Block 9, all of Block 10, Lots 1, 2, 13, 14 of Block 19, and Lots 1, 2, 13, 14 of Block 24, in Livingston, Truby and Companys Addition to Starke, as recorded in the Public Records of Bradford County, Florida. Containing 7.83 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT A parcel of land lying within Section 28, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: All street and railroad rights-ofway. Containing 16.79 acres, more or less. AND A parcel of land lying within Section 27, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: The Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of said Section 27 and the North 200.00 feet of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section said 27. Containing 13.43 acres, more or less. LESS AND EXCEPT A parcel of land lying within Section 27, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: All street and railroad rights-ofway. Containing 0.60 acres, more or less. AND A parcel of land lying within Section 22, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: Commence at the intersection of the East right-of-way line of Old Lawtey Road and the South right-of-way line of East Market Road for the Point of Beginning; thence Northeasterly, along the East right-of-way line of said Old Lawtey Road, 1,179.00 feet to the North line of said Section 22; thence East 333.00 feet, along the North line of said Section 22; thence South 17 West 1,920.00 feet; thence South 15 West 887.00 feet; thence South 10 East 415.00 feet; thence East 500.00 feet; thence North 528.00 feet; thence East 409.00 feet; thence South 504.00 feet; thence East 528.00 feet; thence South 546.00 feet; thence West 183.00 feet; thence South 347.00 feet to the South line of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of said Section 22; thence West 71.00 feet, along the South line of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of said Section 22; thence South 235.00 feet; thence West 592.00 feet to the East line of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of said Section 22; thence South 131.00 feet to the Southeast corner of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of said Section 22; thence West 341.00 feet to the East line of the West 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of said Section 22; thence South 600.00 feet to the South line of the North 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of said Section 22; thence West 645.00 feet to the West line of said Section 22 and the East right-ofway line of said Old Lawtey Road; thence North 3,972.00 feet, along the West line of said Section 22 to the Southerly rightof-way line of said East Market Road; thence Southeasterly 448.00 feet, along the Southerly right-of-way line of said East Market Road, to the Point of Beginning. Containing 92.98 acres, more or less. Police: Man leased Xbox, then pawned it BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Howard Jermaine Jonas, 29, of Starke was arrested March 15 by Starke police for fraud and by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine and selling cocaine. According to a Starke police report, Sergeant Paul King responded to a May 8, 2017, complaint from Rent-A-Center that the defendant failed to return a leased television, soundbar and Xbox. Store personnel told King that Jonas was 33 days past due, and that they visited his home, left phone in order to retrieve the property. I conducted a check and found that the suspect pawned an Xbox belonging to Rent-ACenter on 05-11-17 for $50, King wrote in the report. The television and soundbar was valued at $2,509.20. Crash victim runs from lawman BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Michael Joseph Meng, 35, of Hampton was arrested by Bradford deputies for leaving the scene of a crash with property without violence. According to an arrest report, Deputy Dalton Sumner was responding to a singlevehicle, roll-over on U.S. Highway 301 near Lazenby Equipment Sales when he made contact with the defendant. Michael was very disoriented, Sumner wrote. I instructed Michael to have a seat in the rear of my patrol vehicle until medical personnel arrived. Instead, the defendant ran away, north along the road. Sumner caught the man after a short foot pursuit. Meng refused medical treatment. In other Bradford County arrests: Cody Kent Barnett, 21, of Starke was arrested March 18 by Starke police for a probation violation. Lake Butler was arrested March 19 by Bradford deputies for battery. Dontavius Breon Hampton, 25, of Jasper was arrested March 16 by Bradford deputies for driving with a revoked or suspended license. Mikari Deon Harrison, 21, of Wildwood was arrested March 19 by Bradford deputies for larceny. Earl Johnson, 25, of Lawtey was arrested March 19 by Bradford deputies for a probation violation. Raymond Leon Jordan, 20, of Tampa was arrested March 15 by Lawtey police for possession of drug equipment, possession of marijuana and distributing marijuana. Antonio Antwan Lott, 25, of Starke was arrested March 18 by Starke police for larceny. David Gilbert Marchak, 26, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 18 by Bradford deputies for battery, false imprisonment, criminal mischief and obstructing justice. According to an arrest report by Deputy Dalton Sumner, the defendant pushed a Brooker woman to the ground, and held her against her will in her bedroom for two hours. The victim also said the defendant broke her mobile phone while she was trying to call law enforcement. Joshua Bruce Norris, 29, of Lawtey was arrested March 15 by Starke police for driving with a revoked or suspended license and possession of marijuana. Jessica Lynette Padelford, 29, of Lawtey was arrested March 14 by Bradford deputies for driving with a revoked or suspended license. Teyona Cierra Lashay Powell, 51, of Waycross, Georgia was arrested March 13 by Bradford deputies for an out-of-county warrant. Donnell Nathaniel Robinson, 45, of Starke was arrested March 18 by Starke police for disorderly intoxication. Michael Raymond Slone, 57, was arrested March 17 by Bradford deputies for being an out-of-state fugitive. Brandon A. Stanton, 28, of Starke was arrested March 15 by Bradford deputies for an out-ofcounty warrant. James Adarius Strong, 28, of Lawtey was arrested March 14 by Bradford deputies for an outof-county warrant. Leland Carlie Watson, 63, of Starke was arrested March 12 by Bradford deputies for DUI. Tonnie Lee Williams, 52, was arrested March 13 by Starke police for an out-of-county warrant. Deputies: Man during dispute Union County BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A Lake Butler man was arrested after witnesses said he after a man complained about the defendant leaving a vehicle in the victims yard. Antonio Woodrow Edwards, 24, was arrested for aggravated assault and discharging from a vehicle. Witnesses said they were not sure if the air. Deputies found .25-caliber casings near the alleged incident. The victim told deputies he had been complaining to the defendant for four months about the defendant leaving his vehicle in the victims yard. The witnesses told deputies that they saw a silver sedan drive toward their direction, on Southwest S.R. 238, west of Lake Butler. They then heard someone yelling from the front, passenger seat of the vehicle and heard the words, Come get it, just before several shots rang out. They added that the person in the front passenger seat had his arm extended out of the window when the gunshots occurred. CRIME Continued from 2A Jonas Meng Edwards A previous attempt at developing a county brand was rejected by the board. There was no enthusiasm for the concept, developed by a grantcounty staff. The image was a winding path past the Andrews Center to no particular destination, conceived in drab colors. The message Supporting Floridas Progress assigned the county the role of machine cog and communicated nothing of why anyone would want to come here. By contrast, the new logo was embraced and applauded at the March 15 commission meeting. One feature of the design is its adaptability. The logo could be used in different ways to unify the county, Seyfang said. One example: replacing the strawberry with a tornado to celebrate the school sports programs and tailoring the logo to read Football is better in Bradford. Turning the logo into Bradfords branding will take time, but it will eventually show up on everything from business cards and letterhead to apparel and county vehicles. First, however, staff will bring the commission back a cost for getting a graphic designer involved to perfect the logo. Run for Brooker Elementary Brooker Elementary School is raising funds through a 5K run One Town, One School, One Family on Saturday, April 21. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m., and the run starts at 9 a.m. Children 12 and under can register for $10, and those 13 and up enter for $20, with the exception of school district employees who can register for $15. Register before April 6 to receive an event T-shirt. Marchak LOGO Continued from 1A
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 7A Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That CLEMENT JOHN VANNAGEL The holder of the following L THORNTON Florida. RAY NORMAN COURT NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That FLORIDA TAX LIEN ASSETS IV LLC The holder of the following Florida. FL RAY NORMAN COURT NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That FLORIDA TAX LIEN ASSETS IV LLC The holder of the following TRACEY E COLEMAN Florida. RAY NORMAN COURT NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That FNA FLORIDA LLC The holder of the following Title Title LAND TRUST SERVICE CORP FLORIDA CORPORATION AS TRUSTEE Florida. RAY NORMAN COURT NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That BLAINE INVESTMENTS LLC THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED PUBLIC RECORDS OF BRADFORD GARRARD Florida. RAY NORMAN COURT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN AND FLORIDA Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED COMMENCE AT AN AXLE LOCATED ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF COUNTY ROAD ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NE ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY AND ALONG THE FEET AS MEASURED ALONG A CHORD HAVING A BEARING OF PIPE FOR P.O.B. FROM P.O.B. THUS DESCRIBED CONTINUE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY AND A CHORD HAVING A BEARING FEET TO THE P.O.B. the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE TO CREDITORS DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE. ANY DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. FIRST DATE OF PUBLICATION OF ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE NOTICE NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE BRADFORD COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD The North Central Florida Regional Street in the City of Starke GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE LEGAL NOTICE BRADFORD COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD BUSINESS MEETING The North Central Florida Regional Street in the City of Starke GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO NOTICE BID NOTICE: NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Ronald G. Gunter, 8070 NW 183rd Terr., Starke, Fl 32091, sole owner, doing business Terr., Starke, Fl 32091, intends to NOTICE NOTICE THE PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED NOTICE OF MEETING Central Florida will hold a Board NOTICE OF MEETING NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: costs alone are estimated around $100,000. For both projects, the combined engineering and construction cost estimate for moving the city utilities is $2.5 million. While it has nearly $2 million the bank from the sale of the bypass right of way, that money has been restricted for future wastewater treatment plant upgrades and doesnt come close to covering those costs, according to City Manager Bob Milner. The city commission is hoping but pending that happening and with little choice, the commission voted to accept FDOTs loan to cover the cost of engineering the utility relocation because a pending appeal will not stop the overpass project. We dont have the authority to do anything to stop DOT, Mortimer said. Were powerless. COSTS Continued from 1A People do get tangled up in them, he said of the setlines. Commission Chairman Ross Chandler said restricting Right now, if it continues this way, we wont have very many he said. The commission had no idea how many individuals would be impacted by the ban. Sheriff Gordon Smith said some make setlines, to the detriment of those who get their lines or boats snagged. Smith said it was a dangerous situation for those out trying to enjoy the lakes. Sexton said the ordinance he drafts will be advertised and anyone with an objection will have an opportunity to share that with the board before any formal action is taken. If there are folks who are making a living this way and want to come to the board and appeal to you to take a different position, they will have ample opportunity, said Sexton. FWC could be invited to the meeting as well, he said. FISH Continued from 4A and Riddick pointed to the recreational use of the lakes for boating, skiing, swimming, etc.
Honor Roll STARKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SECOND-GRADERS MAKING STRAIGHT A HONOR ROLL FOR THE SECOND NINE WEEKS: (l-r) Kingslee Phillips, Caleb Richards, Kadence Simmons, Terrence Slocum, Mason Stone and Madison Woods. Not pictured: Winston Barber. STARKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SECOND-GRADERS MAKING STRAIGHT A HONOR ROLL FOR THE SECOND NINE WEEKS: (front row, l-r) Kiley Cole, Calena Crawford, Kwasa Holland, Dakota Holter, (back) Maddison Lee, Aiden Masey and Brycen Nichols. STARKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FIFTH-GRADERS MAKING STRAIGHT A HONOR ROLL FOR THE SECOND NINE WEEKS: (l-r) Carolyn Adams, Jackson Allen, Brody Gunter, Reese Wainwright, Gerald Simmons and Carlton Kelliebrew. Dolphin of the Month STARKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL DOLPHIN OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY: Ian Ruis. Students are chosen by their teachers and are recognized for exhibiting the characteristics of friendliness, responsibility, respectfulness, truthfulness and enthusiasm. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Bradford County Commission candidate Tom Germano serenaded around 50 supporters during his campaign kick-off event at Melroses Mossman Hall, Friday, March 16. According to his campaign material, the 59-year-old Republican retired from Standard Register where he worked primarily with health care companies to improve their processes of patient documentation. In his song, Germano highlighted two of the biggest issues of his upcoming campaign: the proposed Toms High on the Hog Barbecue RV park and a proposed phosphate mine in Bradford and Union counties along New River. In his ballad, Germano painted a picture of what Santa Fe Lake and New River might be if those proposals come to fruition. politics when Toms High on the Hog Barbecue proposed building a 400-unit RV park next to his property. Vincent Esson, who headed the project for the restaurant, pitched the park as an economic driver to Keystone Heights and Melrose a source for both jobs and tourism dollars. Bradford County commissioners granted a special exception so the project could move forward. RV Park with Floridas First District Court of Appeals seeking a new The North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce awarded its Businessperson of the Year Award to Esson for overcoming Germanos and others opposition to the project. RVs Germano told his supporters that his primary reason for running for the seat now held by Danny Riddick is to oppose the phosphate mine. HPS II is proposing a nearly 11,000-acre mine. The company has said phosphate is essential for future food production and that the industry currently employs 3,900 people in Florida, with the potential of 7,000 jobs. The company said its Bradford-Union Counties project will create 152 direct jobs and 418 indirect jobs, with an annual economic impact of $156.3 million. Opponents of the project say it will destroy the environment, cripple property values and increase the risk of cancer to locals. Stasia Rudolph, who contributed $1,000 to Germanos campaign and has publicly opposed the RV park and mine, encouraged attendees of the back her candidate. She told the crowd that she and Germano searched for other candidates to take on Riddick. We asked many other people, she told the crowd. Then Tom looked at me and said, Its got to be me. While Union County commissioners put a moratorium on the project and updated its land use regulations to put restrictions around the mine, the Bradford Board of County Commissioners, of which Germano referred to as BOCC, in the view of mine opponents has been more accommodating to HPS II. reelection. Mitchell Gunter, seat. Bradford County Commission candidate Tom Germano performs his song before Rudolph (right) and Linda Kemp.
Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, March 22, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Your business may not seem like they have anything in common with a sports program at a major university, but the principles that equate to success can be the same. That was a point of emphasis for University of Florida head soccer coach Becky Burleigh, who was the featured guest at the Feb. 28 Rotary Club of Starke luncheon. She told club members she was really no different from them. If youre in the people business, it doesnt matter if youre playing soccer or if youre selling cars, she said. Youre still managing people. Like those in business, Burleigh is trying to reach a quota. Its just that hers is measured in number of wins. The real question is: What is the driving force behind achieving that quota? People. Burleigh said there are only so many ways she can coach a 4-3-3 formation. It is what it is. People, though, are different, so the key is how well she and her staff coach players who are unique as individuals. Even her players realize there is more to success than simply getting coached in Xs and Os, which Burleigh said coaches probably spend 90 percent of their time on. Before every season, each UF player is asked to write down three things that could prevent the team from maximizing its potential. None of the answers are things like not scoring enough goals or not being able to defend at a high level. Instead, players write things such as lack of focus, lack The stuff were spending 90 percent of the time on is not something they think is going to hold us back from reaching our potential, Burleigh said. Burleigh and her fellow coaches challenge themselves coaching to addressing what players say are the things that will prohibit success. That, to me, has been a real shift in my coaching and my focus in coaching, Burleigh said. We spend a lot more time on things like resilience and honesty being able to give honest feedback. Todays players rely on text messaging as their main means of communicating, Burleigh said, explaining that because of that, players never have faceto-face dialogue with others in Burleigh said. Every minute How are you dealing with adverse situations with your own teammates? How are you dealing with adverse situations with the opposition? If we dont practice things like resilience, were not going to be very good at it. Burleigh described a drill she has players participate in where theyre asked to score a certain number of goals in a certain amount of time. Its set up so its pretty much impossible for anyone to achieve the stated goal. Instead, coaches are watching how players react when they cant successfully meet the goal. When they start getting frustrated with the people who are serving balls in, or they start rushing things, or they get angry and their communication goes bad how do we deal with those things? Its made a huge difference, I think, in our teams ability to perform under pressure, Burleigh said. Spring season and leadership training Though soccer is a fall sport, the Gators are currently in the midst of their spring season. What we use the spring season for is a chance to get everybody playing time and to work on some fundamentals, Burleigh said. The Gators play other schools in the spring, making it unlike UF coach talks of soccer and success at Starke Rotary Starke Rotary President Mike Ricker (left) is pictured with University of Florida soccer coach Becky Burleigh. Burleigh spoke at the clubs Feb. 28 meeting, discussing not only soccer and other UF athletics, but the keys to succeeding and managing people, whether they be players or employees. See BURLEIGH, 2B
2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 22, 2018 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer A lot of peoples natural tendency is to ignore an incoming call when they dont recognize the number, but Bradford High School senior Grace Johns decided to answer such a call and got quite the pleasant surprise when Santa Fe College President Jackson Sasser told her she was to be honored this year as one of the schools Women of Promise. Needless to say, Johns was taken aback, not knowing she had even been nominated for the award. I had no idea, she said. I was totally surprised. March is Womens History Month. Santa Fe College annually honors women in Bradford and Alachua counties as Women of Distinction in regard to their contributions to their communities. The school also recognizes Women of Promise, young women (ages the footsteps of the Women of Distinction. Mary Powell of Starke and Community State Bank nominated Johns. I believe Grace is a young lady Bradford County can be proud to claim, Powell said. Who knows? With her drive, she may even be president of the United States one day. Maybe so, since Johns has been involved in student government her entire four years at BHS she was class senator her freshman year and has been class president as a sophomore, junior and senior but she is involved in a variety of activities, which she believes helped her be named a Woman of Promise. Still, she admitted to feeling shes done nothing when she compared herself to those who are being honored this year as Women of Distinction, including Beverly Hardy and Brandi Noegel of Starke and Bradford County native Stacy Scott. As she had the opportunity to attend a luncheon with those women and hear about their lives, Johns said her thought was, Oh, Im just a high school student thats involved. However, she wants to one day be able to say shes done the things those women have done. That is what I want to do, Johns said. I want to help people as much as they do. Community involvement began at early age Powell, who is friends with Johns grandmother, Linda Johns, learned that Johns began helping people at an early age. I would listen to the fun stories about Grace working with her Granny at the Shands Hospital Auxiliary and helping push the cart when the cart was twice her size, Powell said. As Johns grew older, Powell began having more direct interactions with her. Powell, who is a member of Altrusa International of Starke, has watched Johns assist the club with several of its events, such as its Kentucky Derby party. I really had more time to talk with Grace at this event, Powell said. Grace then started coming into the bank, looking for a donation or seeking an interview, or setting up a picture for the BHS yearbook. I really began to realize how involved she was in so many things. Besides student government, Johns has been active with the BHS yearbook staff and has been a member of the National Honor Society and Educational Talent Search. One of the things Johns is really passionate about is Students Working Against Tobacco. She has been a member of the organization throughout her time at BHS, although as a freshman, she didnt realize just how much she would come to love being a member. Her thinking at the time was, Oh, Ill do it. Itll be good for my college application. Then I actually found that I really enjoyed it, Johns said. I continued to do it. Im actually secretary of our SWAT club right now. Through SWAT, Johns was able to speak before the Florida Legislature as well as take a trip to Washington, D.C., recently to be a part of Community AntiDrug Coalitions of Americas 28th National Leadership Forum. The forum provides participants opportunities to learn about strategies to combat substance abuse and hear from prevention experts, federal administrators and policymakers. Its one thing to be one of 15 in SWAT at BHS, but quite another to be among thousands who share the goal of combatting tobacco, alcohol and drug abuse. Its very eye opening to see how many people are trying to prevent the same thing as you, Johns said. Being part of such a crowd of people of all ages, like she was at the CADCA National Leadership Forum, would have been quite intimidating to Johns at one time, but another activity shes been involved in has helped her in that regard. She began competing in pageants her sophomore year and currently holds the titles of Miss BHS and Miss Bradford Fest. Johns said she was shy beyond belief and would talk to only her friends and family. Even though she would have normally balked at the idea of standing on stage in front of a crowd, she decided to compete in Teen Miss Bradford Fest in 2016. Participants werent required to perform a talent, so Johns thought maybe it wouldnt be so bad. I actually won it, she said. I was like, Wow. I think I actually like this. Each pageant she participated in became easier. Johns said shes now better at public speaking and more comfortable interacting with others. has soared, she said. Honored by and educated by SFC Johns Woman of Promise honor comes from a school shes familiar with, having been dual enrolled at Santa Fe since her freshman year. The initial appeal of dual enrolling was to take college courses for free, Johns said, but the overall experience has been enjoyable, such as meeting fellow students of all ages and taking courses in areas that arent offered at BHS, such as psychology. I think its really great, Johns said of Santa Fe College having a branch in Starke. I think it provides opportunities for kids, especially kids who didnt think they could go to college. Its a huge help. Even if youre just getting a year done that you didnt have to pay for, its a huge help in getting even just an AA degree. After graduating from BHS, Johns plans to continue attending Santa Fe to get her AA degree. Shed then like to transfer to the University of Florida, major in political science or psychology and then attend law school. Johns will be recognized at a luncheon on Tuesday, March 27, at the Hilton UF Conference Center along with fellow Woman of Promise Victoria Maggard and Women of Distinction Patsy Blount, Beverly Hardy, Brandi Noegel and Stacy Scott. Powell will be in attendance, too, watching her successful nominee. She is active and ambitious, intelligent and self-motivated, Powell said. I thought she would be the perfect candidate. Apparently, Dr. Sasser was impressed as well. Johns likes the idea of Santa Fe honoring women every the idea of honoring women who have forged their own paths in life. Johns said females face peer pressure in high school to act a certain way or to look a certain way, but she has discovered its important to be yourself. The Woman of Distinction honorees, she said, realized the same thing. By highlighting these women that have been absolutely themselves and have accomplished great things I think its something that Johns said. the football teams spring, which concludes with the Orange and Blue intersquad game. I dont know how the football team does that, Burleigh said. I dont know how motivated our team would be to just play ourselves all the time. Burleigh said her players this spring have been engaged, explaining how theyve committed themselves to a leadership-training program offered on Mondays at 7 a.m. Though voluntary, approximately 17 players have been attending. Thats almost three-quarters of our team at this point that are involved in that, Burleigh said. Thats really exciting to see. At a recent leadership event, Burleigh said players were asked what gets in the way of them holding each other accountable. Some of the responses centered on the unwillingness to ask of others what you yourself arent doing. It generated a lot of really interesting conversation, Burleigh said, but I think what came out of that conversation was if you want to be a leader whether thats me as a coach, whether thats a player thats a captain you have to be impeccable with modeling the standards of your particular organization. If youre not, its credibility as a leader by not modeling those things. Nobodys perfect. Were not expecting perfection, but when you dont meet those standards, are you willing to stand up and raise your hand and say, Today I didnt meet that standard, but Im going to come back tomorrow and work at it? Good time of year for the Gators Burleigh talked about some of the UF sports that are being played right now, saying, Its just crazy how good they spring sports are. It seems like its like this every year, too. You can just go down the line. She mentioned the baseball teams number-one ranking coming off a national championship last year and the fact the softball team is always ranked at or near the top. Burleigh encouraged people to go to a softball game to watch pitcher Kelly Barnhill, who already has two no-hitters and one perfect game this season. This is a woman who is just preeminent in her sport, Burleigh said. The gymnastics team is ridiculous this year, Burleigh said, adding that she thinks the team will continue to excel despite the loss of senior AllAmerican Kennedy Baker to a season-ending Achilles injury. They are so deep they have a really good chance of making a run at the national championship this year, Burleigh said. Some who follow the womens tennis team may have wondered what was going on after a couple of losses, but Burleigh said not to worry about Roland Thornqvists defending nationalchampionship squad. Weve got like the best coach in the country, Burleigh said. We start three freshmen in the starting six. Hes coaching them up. They just beat Stanford last week. They are on their way. Burleigh said the mens tennis team is good this year, but next year the program brings in an amazing recruiting class. She also spoke highly of head coach Bryan Shelton, who she said would be a great speaker for the Rotary Club. Burleigh described him as a great human being and one of the best men she knows. I want to spend more time with Bryan because I think hell make me a better person, she said. Hes just amazing. Thankful for Rotary when she was introduced was how Rotary holds a special place in her heart. Thanks to Rotary, she was able to follow through on her desire to go to college. Burleigh said she applied for every scholarship she could while in high school in Tarpon Springs, which has a large population of Greek Americans. She interviewed for one of the scholarships she applied for, with the woman conducting the interview asking her how long shed been a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. When Burleigh replied she wasnt a member, she was told she wasnt eligible for the scholarship. I even applied for scholarships I didnt know I couldnt get, she said. She could and did receive a Rotary scholarship, which was the largest one she received from her community, helping her got to Methodist College in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It was supposed to be a one-year scholarship, but they renewed for four years, Burleigh said. Literally, I could not have gone away to college without the Rotary Club scholarship. And if she hadnt gone to college and played soccer, she wouldnt be the coach at UF today. I know that people tell you all the time they appreciate how you invest in their communities, but thats just a real-life example for me, Burleigh said, adding, The little things that you all do make a huge difference. Becky Burleigh 23 seasons at UF Coached Berry (Georgia) College for overall) Won the national championship in her ville, North Carolina MVP as Methodist College goalkeeper her senior season Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Methodist College in BURLEIGH Becky Burleigh If youre in the people busi ness, it doesnt matter if youre playing soccer or if youre sell ing cars. Youre still managing people. Grace Johns, a senior at Bradford High School, has been named a Santa Fe College Woman of Promise. She is the daughter of Kevin and Amie Johns. Photo by Matt Stamey, Santa Fe College. BHS senior Johns named a Woman of Promise
BY JAMES WILLIAMS Special to the Telegraph This article is an excerpt from a forthcoming book, Four Florida Roads, by James Williams, a former Lake Region Monitor Editor. As the title suggests, the book covers the history and impact of Bellamy Road, The Tamiami Trail, U.S. 301 and I-95. Williams hopes to have the book available in print and/or digital by the end of this year. The Pensacola-to-St.U.S. Federal highway across Federal roads built anywhere. History divided it into two parts: Pensacola to the west bank of the Ocklokonee River, built by U.S. Army soldiers under the direction of Capt. Daniel E Burch, with unsatisfactory help from two civilian contractors. The second part stretched from the east bank of the Ocklokonee to St. Augustine. This was built by plantation owner John Jack Bellamy and his crew of slaves, also under the supervision of Capt. Burch. In some parts of Floridabut not allthe road took Bellamys name. Bellamy Road no longer exists as a complete entity. Parts of it are still with us, more or less as built, including those in Clay/ Putnam and Alachua Counties. Several Alachua sections have been preserved. Local route Around the Lake Region, the road and its remnants form the county line between Putnam and Clay Counties from the St. Johns River to Santa Fe Lake. In the Melrose area, the precise route of the highway has been lost to history. There is some controversy about where it went, said retired cardiologist and local historian Dr. Mark Barrow. There were a number of roads that were called in 1824, but they built another stretch of road around 1850 through Alachua County, because through marshy territory. Burch In 1823, 27-year-old Capt. Daniel E. Burch was an assistant quartermaster, and had been assigned to outposts in and around North Florida, an area he already knew well. He served the Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army, Thomas S. Jessup in Washington. Military post attendance records show he was sent to numerous posts in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, even Oklahoma within 5 years before or just after completing the Pensacola-St. Augustine Road. Burch had just arrived at Cantonment Clinch in Pensacola around July, 1823, when Jessup began to ask him to estimate the cost of--and then to build-military communications. These could be waterways or other modes, but were usually roads. Burch built a number of them; one ran from Pensacola to Barrancas or Fort Barrancas, about 8.5 miles distance. Another ran from Pensacola to Mobile, about 59 miles, and another to Mobile Point, 53 miles away. Most were already welltraveled native or military trails; Burch and his men quickly turned them into roads. He had left undone a bridge over the Bayou Grande. There was no hurry, Burch wrote to Jessup, as there was no appreciable civilian population to use it. The military could ford the marsh at certain times each day. The Three Notch Road north from Pensacola to Fort Mitchell, Alabama, would be about 231 miles long, however part of it too was already a well-used military road. We learn from Southern Alabama narratives that Burch rode along marking trees to indicate which trees which had to be removed. Soldiers followed behind, felling trees or clearing in or lay causeways or built rudimentary bridges across marshy spots or creeks. An Cantonment Clinch attendance roster marks one private as Died on the road. Alabama lore has it he was bitten by a rattlesnake. While Burch was building those roads, Acting Military Territorial Governor, Gen. Walton wrote to Secretary of War John Calhoun, requesting an estimate of the cost of opening a cross-peninsula road from Pensacola to St Augustine. Waltons request for an estimate worked its way down to Burch. The captain replied that $6,839 would be needed to pay soldiers $.15 extra pay per day; and an additional $924 was necessary for their Do Gill of Whiskey; $4,000 would be necessary for teams to accompany the soldiers and $7,000 for other supplies to different points of deposit on the route. This totaled $18,854, St. Augustine estimates Burch would make. On June 3, 1823, Burch wrote to Jessup, that combat Cols. Fenwick and Brooke had declined to accept the order to complete a survey of the proposed cross-Florida road; saying it was a task for administrators of lower rank-such as Burch himself. I believe I could venture to engage to mark out the road as far as Ochesee in a very short time, Burch wrote to Jessup. If I should receive your orders to do so, provided however, that my health and strength be fully reestablished, which will certainly be the case, by October next or never. I am daily gaining strength and the dropsical symptoms are fast disappearing. According to online medical sources, dropsy in parts of the body, sometimes leading to congestive heart failure. It was often a recovery side effect of malaria. The Survey A Pensacola newspaper reported: Captain Burch of the Quartermasters Department accompanied by Lieuts. Allen and Triplett and about 20 privates of the 4 th Reg. of the U.S. Infantry set out on Thursday last, Oct. 21 (1823) to explore and survey the contemplated road from this city to St. Augustine. The detail got off to an embarrassing start. Burch hired an Indian guide in Pensacola who said he knew the territory. Once they got east of the Choctawhatchie River it was clear the guide had no idea where he was and Burch had to guide him to the Ochesee, where he own way home. Natives east of the Apalachicola River were unhappy with the recent treaty which required they give up their land and move to an area between present day Ocala and Orlando. They refused to guide anyone whose job, after all, was to help white men take their land. One candidate left town to avoid being asked. Capt. John Blount, who guided Andrew Jackson, was the best possible choice; but he begged off, saying if he served Burch the other Indians would kill him. Miccosukees pretended to know nothing about the path; Burch knew parts of the old trail had indeed overgrown. Richards, a government interpreter to the tribes. Writing to Jessup from West Florida, Burch estimated the trip would be 380 miles. He wrote to Jessup he would need only a military sextant, and he didnt expect to use that very often. An 1826 letter to Jessup reminded his superior of the land he had crossed during this survey. The interior of Florida was at that time a wilderness, its particular localities unknown to the whites, and with but a few families settled in it, only one of them being on the line of road; hence the necessary information was derived from Indians and Indian guidesFrom the Apalachicola to St. Augustine the road passes over not only the nearest route, but by far the best that can possibly be selected. An 1823 St. Augustine newspaper would report: Captain Daniel E. Burch, who had been ordered by the government to explore and survey the route for a public road from Pensacolaand reached St. Augustine on Tuesday last. (Nov. 25 th ) Captain Burch reports the distance to be three the route generally susceptible of a good road. This road will probably cross at Picolata and above the Indian town on that River, pursuing the Old Spanish Trail to St. Louis(mission) north of St. Mark (also a mission.) Ferries will be necessary on the St. Johns, Suwanee, Ocklockony, Apalachicola, and Choctawhatchee Rivers. Captain Burch will return to Pensacola, marking the most practicable route for the road to follow. From St. Augustine, Burch wrote to Jessup stating that he he had marched 445 miles since Oct. 22 nd He told his superior that on the whole, Indians had been no problem and were even friendly. The route designated for the road is much better than I had reason to suppose from the information I had formerly received, he said. The road does not pass through any of the Indian towns or settlements, and as all those that are now settled east of the Appalachicola are shortly to be concentrated in a district of countrymore than 80 miles south of the road. The road or rather trail could be traveled very well at present by persons on horseback provided there were ferries over the large rivers. Now that Burch had actually traversed the roadbed, his cost estimate went up considerably: $51,316, probably because of the estimated number of causeways and bridges that might be required. Burch told Jessup he would begin the march back to Pensacola on Dec. 5 th 1823. The Military Trail The U.S. Congress allotted $23,000 to build the road, considerably less than Burch had estimated as its cost. Congress was no doubt expecting no-extracost military labor. Jessup prodded Burch to start. Burch wrote back saying he and a woefully small detachment of sixty soldiers would begin to build the road, starting as soon as practicable. He reminded Jessup that Pensacola troops had been sent to New Orleans or to watch Red Stick Creeks in Georgia and Alabama. With few soldiers available to length of time, Burch knew the government had to outsource the job. Negroes will be employed by contractors on this work, he told Jessup, they do not require a tenth part of the transportation necessary for troops it will cost less actual money to the government by spending that part from the seat of government (aka Tallahassee) to St. Augustine by contract than if soldiers were employed on it. We do not know whether Burch was already aware of a Sept. 1, 1824 letter from Gov. William Pope DuVal to Calhoun. I have the honor to inform you, DuVal wrote, that last evening John Bellamy, Esq. late a member of the (Florida Territorial) Legislative Council arrived at this place and has desired me to inform you that he will undertake to make a good road from Pensacola to St. Augustine under the direction of a person you may appoint for 23,000 dollars the sum appropriated by lawAn advance only of $5,000 will be required by him. On Nov. 4, 1824, Jessup authorized Burch to solicit bids to build the road at his discretion. A month later Burchs request for bids went out through the venues like the St. Augustine Subscriber: Will receive proposal to open by contract the following named parts of the road laid out from Pensacola to St. Augustine, vis: No 1from the landing at Murrays Ferry on the east bank of the Ocklockny river, to the landing on the West bank of the St. Johns river, opposite to Picolata. No. 2--From the landing on the east bank of the St. Johns River at Picolata to the city of St. Augustine. 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Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Back & Neck Pain Clinic Former Monitor editor chronicles beginning of route County line informs the public about Bellamy Road Around the Lake Region, the road and its remnants form the county line between Putnam and Clay Counties from the St. Johns River to Santa Fe Lake. apt. Burch mentioned there was only one family on the line of road in 1823; he may have been referring to Reuben and Rebecca Charles at Charles Spring on the Suwanee. They heard the road was going through and set up a general store a ferry on the spot. The boat ramps are their spots where the ferry landed. Both were killed in unclear circumstances during the second Seminole War. See BELLAMY, 4B
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Some of the past Santa Fe College Women of Distinction were role models for Stacy Scott. Now Scott has joined their ranks. Scott, who is the public defender for the Eighth Judicial Circuit and a native of Bradford County, is one of four to be honored this year by Santa Fe as a Woman of Distinction, joining Bradford County residents Beverly Hardy and Brandi Noegel, and Alachua Countys Patsy Blount. They will be recognized, along with Women of Promise (ages 16-21) Grace Johns, a Bradford High School senior, and Victoria Maggard, during a luncheon at the Hilton UF Conference Center on Tuesday, March 27. It was a surprise, Scott said. I was humbled. When you look at the other folks whove received the award, I was like, Wow, Im not sure Im in that group. Scott is a member of the Gainesville Rotary Club, serves on the board of directors of PACE Center for Girls and is a member of United Church of Gainesville. She mentors a high school student and volunteers with Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery, a provides green burials. Scott also coaches the University of Florida Law Schools trial practice team and assists the homeless and veterans in legal questions. Whether its the legal profession or the community as a whole, Scott counts helping people as part of her job duties. I feel like a big part of my job is to give back to others, she said. Scott credits her mother for being her main role model. She said her mother loved unconditionally and was happy every day. Giving to others without expecting anything in return was her life, Scott said, adding, She got joy from being kind and reaching out a hand to someone in need. Following her mothers example, Scott is instilling the same outlook in her 8-year-old son. Her son has assisted her in such endeavors as serving food at a homeless shelter and helping to clean up Hogtown Creek. Scott said she and others picked up hundreds of pounds of trash around the creek this past Saturday morning. Thats a great way to start a day, Scott said. At a reception hosted by the college, Scott enjoyed meeting her fellow honorees and hearing the different ways different people approach community service. She said she was impressed, for example, with Hardys work through Altrusa International. They were really neat ladies, Scott said. about the accomplishments of the other Women of Distinction was, I dont know if I belong here. As someone who mentors a high school student, Scott likes the fact that Santa Fe College recognizes Women of Promise. Women of Promise get to meet women whove been successful in life, giving them female role models she didnt really have growing up. Scotts mother was, of course, a role model, but when it came to people who were successful in business and other endeavors, most of the people she was aware of were male. Still, all Scott did was become the be elected to the position of public defender in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. She may not feel she deserves to be named a Woman of Distinction, but Scott said it would make her happy if she and other honorees can be the positive examples for the women of tomorrow. Girls growing up can follow whatever career paths they choose if they have successful women to look up to. Scott said, When you see that, you say, Oh, I can do that. I can be that. 4B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 22, 2018 Roof Leaks Re-Roofs Shingles Metal Low Slope Mobile Home Commercial Lifetime Roofs Siding Rotten Wood Replacement FREE ESTIMATES Locally Owned www.LewisWalkerRoofing.comGuaranteed Best Service Guaranteed Best Warranties Guaranteed Best Prices Toll Free 866-959-7663 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer A list of the Bradford County women whove been named Women of Distinction by Santa Fe College is a lot like a list of Beverly Hardys friends. Now, Hardy joins that list, as she is one of four to be named this years Women of Distinction. Every one of the past recipients is a good friend of mine, Hardy said. Im humbled to be included in that group. This years honorees include Pasty Blount and Stacy Scott of Alachua County (though Scott is a Bradford County native) and Bradford County resident Brandi Noegel. Brandi and I have been friends the whole time Ive been in Starke, Hardy said. The foursome, along with two Women of Promise (ages 16-21), Bradford High School senior Grace Johns and Alachua Countys Victoria Maggard, will be recognized at a Tuesday, March 27, luncheon at the Hilton UF Conference Center. named a Woman of Distinction was a shock. Actually, I sort of teared up, she said. I just never imagined I would get that honor. For Carole DeCelle, who nominated Hardy, it was easy to imagine. Beverly has participated with other leaders for many years to show to all that commitment and philanthropy have made a difference in the Bradford and Alachua communities, DeCelle said. She has proven her willingness to stand the test of getting involved, while steadfastly adhering to high moral principles and professional standards. Woman of Distinction is an honor of which she is truly deserving. DeCelle and Hardy are members of Altrusa International of Starke. DeCelle, who has seen Hardy serve in positions locally and at the district and international levels in Altrusa, said the theme of Hardys life is the willingness to see what needs to be changed in the community. Yet it takes more than an idea. It takes hard work to bring about a change. DeCelle said Hardy excels in that regard. It takes people to step up and put the ideas into play, DeCelle said. Beverly is a natural leader who has shown time and time again her ability to do this. Making a difference as an Altrusan Before moving to Starke from Ocala, Hardy worked as a teacher before then co-founding a family business, Harwood Brick Company. She seemed a professional women that was started in 1917 to help women break through the glass ceiling. That was just right up my alley because I did suffer discrimination in the workplace in construction as many women have in their work place, Hardy said. However, she didnt join Altrusa until she moved to Starke, saying she never had time to join clubs. As someone new to Starke, Hardy said she knew nobody, but an Altrusa of Starke member suggested to her that the best way to get to know people was to join Altrusa. Hardy has been in the Starke club for 24 years, holding every Three, which is composed of 26 clubs in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, Hardy has served as vice governor, governor-elect and governor. She served as international treasurer and is currently the international president-elect. Hardy will serve a two-year term as president beginning in 2019. When Hardy became District Three governor, Altrusa International announced that its districts didnt have to do special projects, DeCelle said. However, Hardy decided District Three would have such a project, which was Altrusa SOS (Support Our Soldiers). Each club in the district participated in its own way, with the Starke club sending boxes of items such as food, sanitary products, snacks, games, socks, suntan lotion, books, magazines to 13 servicemen in Afghanistan. Locally, DeCelle said Hardy was a major force in Altrusa creating an endowed scholarship for Bradford County women to attend Santa Fe College. Hardy said the effort, with some assistance in the beginning from Santa Fe in the form of matching funds, was a credit to 30-40 women over a 10-year period. Somehow, in our little town of 5,000, we were able to endow $100,000 in scholarships for women in Bradford County, Hardy said. recipient was Amie Johns, the mother of Woman of Promise Grace Johns. She received that scholarship when Santa Fe offered only two-year degrees. Now that Santa Fe is a four-year college, it makes our scholarships even better, Hardy said. Beyond Altrusa Hardys service has not been with Altrusa. She served as a member of the Eighth Judicial Circuit nominating commission, which recommends names to the governor for judge (county and circuit) appointments, and was a for the Arc of Bradford County. Hardy is active in First United Methodist Church of Starke, serving as circle, program and membership chairs, and is chaplain of Florida Ladies of Elks. Altrusa is a passion, Hardy said, but so is volunteering as a counselor for people addicted to opioids. She said shes had many people close to her affected by opioids and feels the need to help any way she can with an epidemic that knows no class or race. Its unfortunately mushroomed into the crisis we see today, Hardy said. It can be frustrating at times, Hardy said, explaining how people may take one step forward, only to go two steps back. However, she wouldnt think of giving up her efforts. When youre trying to counsel people that have a substance abuse problem, if you can help just one person from that dreaded addiction, or help them out of it, its worth all the other failures. Women of honor Hardy didnt know who else was being honored as a Woman of Distinction until all honorees attended a meet-and-greet hosted by Santa Fe College. She was surprised to see her friend Noegel and enjoyed getting to know Blount and Scott. It was just kind of exciting, going around the table and sharing things about ourselves, Hardy said. Patsy said, I dont know what Im doing here with this group. Thats how I felt, too. She can understand why Johns was picked as a Woman of Promise, Hardy said, describing Johns as a trailblazer. Hardy likes the idea of honoring Women of Promise. Young people are some of the best contributors to helping people because people just gravitate to young people, Hardy said. Young people energize older people. She may have never envisioned herself as a Woman of Distinction, but Hardy is glad Santa Fe College takes the time to honor women and their accomplishments. I am totally impressed that Santa Fe offers this distinction to various women every year, Hardy said. I dont know of another school that does that. It just makes it even more humbling to be a recipient. Hardy: a natural leader and now Woman of Distinction Beverly Hardy is one of four to be honored this year by Santa Fe College as a Woman of Distinction. Photo by Matt Stamey, Santa Fe College. Giving back is part of the job for Scott Stacy Scott, who was raised in Bradford County, is one of Santa Fe Colleges Woman of Distinction honorees for 2018. Photo by Matt Stamey, Santa Fe College. Bids had to be in Tallahassee by Dec. 20, to be accepted by Dec. 25. Work was to begin Jan. 1 or sooner. Congress had called for a road 25 feet wide, the Florida request for bids read. The road is to be opened sixteen feet wide throughout stumps are to be cut as low on the ground as possible. The narrower width was traditional for Florida roads, proponents argued; nobody in Florida could afford a wagon or carriage, one commentator said; everybody walked or rode on horseback. With Congresss paltry budget, Burch told Jessup to hire a ...gang of Negroes and place superintendent. Initially, Burch received bids from John Bellamy for $10,000 and Thomas Fisher of Tallahassee for $9,000. After rethinking, on Dec. 18, Bellamy made a new offer: I will undertake to open the road from Ocklockony to the St. Johns River as noted in your proposal for thirteen thousand to the terms and manner therein His bid was accepted. This 19th Century Palatka Road was also called Bellamys Road, heading toward Melrose. Photo courtesy the Joe and Daurer Collection. BELLAMY Continued from 3B
Following in her fa thers footsteps Helping people make sure of a secure future in an affordable way is what drives Cook Insurance Agency owner Debbie Thomas to work hard to see that her clients needs are met. Debbies late father, H. Calvin Cook Jr., retired from State Farm in Delray Beach and moved his family north to a farm in Live Oak. He started a small insurance agency there and Debbie began helping him when she was in her early 20s. She earned her own insurance license and opened and Associates Insurance, Inc. In 1997, Debbie and her dad sold the agency, and she spent the next two years as a stay-at-home-mom. She then spent the next 11 years as a captive agent (one who could only write policies for one company) for Farm Bureau in Lake City. In 2011, Debbie resigned and launched Cook and Associates, an independent agency, in her hometown of Lake Butler. She started out of a bedroom in her home in January of that in May. Debbie is married to Danny Thomas, a lifelong Union County resident, and the couple has four children and six grandchildren. She has lived in Lake Butler for 26 years. Insuring a $1 million submarine Cook and Associates now services all lines of insurance as an independent, multiline insurance professional. What this means is they can, and will, insure almost everything such as a $1 million submarine they found coverage for earlier this year, so it was insured for a trip from Florida to California. They can also provide insurance for older homes and mobile homes a service that is often Our main objective at Cook and Associates is customer service, Debbie said. We work for our customers, not the companies. An independent agent does not work for any insurance company; we simply represent them. We are customer oriented and will spend as much time as necessary and search until we needs. Offering a wide range of insurance products Debbie said she offers different levels of coverage, which can allow a client to also specializes in commercial and hard-to-place coverage. Cook and Associates offers a wide range of insurance plans. Under the heading of personal insurance, they can meet a clients needs in the areas of auto, motorcycle, RV and boat insurance, as well as coverage for homes, mobile homes and rental properties. for antique vehicles, stationary motor homes, park models and travel trailers. In the area of commercial insurance, they offer insurance on buildings and property, vehicles (including logging trucks and equipment), farms, storage units, bonds, event and commercial liability and workers compensation coverage. For life and health insurance, Cook and Associates offers both group and individual insurance options, including insurance for cancer, long term care, Medicare supplements and health and wellness programs. Specially-trained associates will work with clients one on one to help determine coverage for them. They also offer several types of life insurance. Father knows best: its the people, not the money Quotes for coverage are always provided free of charge and associates always any policy they sell. When I opened Cook and Associates in Lake Butler, I did so because I wanted to work in my hometown, helping to take care of my friends and neighbors, Debbie said. I learned from my father that the right reason to be in this business is to help people. That integrity has always guided my decisions about the business. Sure, I could have made a lot more money if I had opened an agency in a larger populated area, she added, but I would not have the personal satisfaction that I have here, taking care of people I care about. Thats important to me. Debbie and her agency are avid supporters of 4-H and FFA including sponsoring several awards for the UnionBradford Swine Association. Debbie said she enjoys the chance to sponsor several youth organizations and church fundraising events, as it provides a way to pay back the community for its support of her business. Next to Skips Deli Cook and Associates Insurance Agency is located at 127 SW Sixth Ave, Suite 101, in Lake Butler (in the same building as Skips Deli). Their hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., or anytime by appointment. They may be reached by phone at 386-4963058. Thursday, March 22, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 5B Your real neighbor: Cook and Associates Insurance Debbie Thomas
6B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 22, 2018 Wednesday, March 28th Shannon Whitaker FUMC Childrens Ministry Director Topic: Walk With Jesus Join us for an inspiring interactive event for the entire family, both young and old. We will take a journey through Easter week. We will visit Jerusalem for Palm Sunday, sit down for the last Supper in the Upper Room, discover the sacrifice of Good Friday, and celebrate the freedom from sin that was experienced at the empty tomb on that first Easter morning. Come and be reminded of the spiritual truth that Jesus loves you so much. Tuesday, March 27th Sermon Topic: "Saving Faith" There is a right way and a wrong way for a sinful person to stand before a holy God. Jesus tells us a story to point us in the right direction. Rev. Dale Tedder, Pastor Southside UMC ~ Jacksonville, FL I am an ordained Deacon in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Part of my calling is to proclaim the faith of the church, teach Gods Word, lead others into Christian discipleship, and help those disciples understand their calling to serve others and bear witness to the world on behalf of the Lord Jesus Christ. Monday, March 26th Sermon Topic: He Hath Prevailed Rev. DeWayne E. McBride, Pastor St. Peter Baptist Church ~ Archer, FL DeWayne accepted the call to ministry in 1991. In 1993 he was ordained as an Elder. He accepted the call to pastor St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in 2010 where he is still serving. As a bi-vocational pastor, he is employed by the State of Florida as a Disabled Veterans Outreach Coordinator. DeWayne has been married to La-Tanya McBride for 27 years. They have three sons Devon (Khandi), James (Mary) and Justin (Chelsea). Three grandsons: Donovan, Devon and Deron. First United Methodist Church 200 North Walnut Street Starke, Florida 32091 (904) 964-6864 Website: firstumc.cc Rev. Michael A. Moore, Host Pastor March 26th 29th 5:45 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Service Thursday, March 29th Topic: How the leader for the Kings becomes a servant of the King of Kings Carmelo Cuascut Former Gang Leader At sixteen I became the leader of one of the most vicious and violent street gangs in New York City called the Kings. I was proud to wear the title and colors of gold and black, however, I found the title came with a price tag of either dying or going to jail. I was filled with hatred and fear. I was hated by my enemies and the police. I had to get high every day to live with this continuous hatred and fear. One day I was out on the streets without my protection and I found myself running for my life. I ran into a little church to hide. The leader of the Kings ran into the King of Kings Jesus Christ. That night I heard how Jesus died for my sins. He took my place on the cross. For the first time in my life I saw hope. When I believed what I heard about Jesus was true He set me free! The Bible says in John 8:36 So if the Son set's you free, you will be free indeed. Nursery and Childrens Ministry activities provided nightly Mondays Menu: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy, Green Beans, Roll, Fruit Cobbler & Tea Tuesdays Menu: Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Breadsticks, Cheesecake & Tea Wednesdays Menu: Chicken Tenders, Mac N Cheese, Green Beans, Roll, Assorted Cookies & Tea Thursdays Menu: Meatballs, Rice w/gravy, Corn, Roll, Banana Pudding & Tea Please call or email La-Tanya at the church office to reserve your meal. Phone: (904)964-6864 firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday, March 28th Shannon Whitaker FUMC Childrens Ministry Director Topic: Walk With Jesus Join us for an inspiring interactive event for the entire family, both young and old. We will take a journey through Easter week. We will visit Jerusalem for Palm Sunday, sit down for the last Supper in the Upper Room, discover the sacrifice of Good Friday, and celebrate the freedom from sin that was experienced at the empty tomb on that first Easter morning. Come and be reminded of the spiritual truth that Jesus loves you so much. Tuesday, March 27th Sermon Topic: "Saving Faith" There is a right way and a wrong way for a sinful person to stand before a holy God. Jesus tells us a story to point us in the right direction. Rev. Dale Tedder, Pastor Southside UMC ~ Jacksonville, FL I am an ordained Deacon in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Part of my calling is to proclaim the faith of the church, teach Gods Word, lead others into Christian discipleship, and help those disciples understand their calling to serve others and bear witness to the world on behalf of the Lord Jesus Christ. Monday, March 26th Sermon Topic: He Hath Prevailed Rev. DeWayne E. McBride, Pastor St. Peter Baptist Church ~ Archer, FL DeWayne accepted the call to ministry in 1991. In 1993 he was ordained as an Elder. He accepted the call to pastor St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in 2010 where he is still serving. As a bi-vocational pastor, he is employed by the State of Florida as a Disabled Veterans Outreach Coordinator. DeWayne has been married to La-Tanya McBride for 27 years. They have three sons Devon (Khandi), James (Mary) and Justin (Chelsea). Three grandsons: Donovan, Devon and Deron. Wednesday, March 28th Shannon Whitaker FUMC Childrens Ministry Director Topic: Walk With Jesus Join us for an inspiring interactive event for the entire family, both young and old. We will take a journey through Easter week. We will visit Jerusalem for Palm Sunday, sit down for the last Supper in the Upper Room, discover the sacrifice of Good Friday, and celebrate the freedom from sin that was experienced at the empty tomb on that first Easter morning. Come and be reminded of the spiritual truth that Jesus loves you so much. Tuesday, March 27th Sermon Topic: "Saving Faith" There is a right way and a wrong way for a sinful person to stand before a holy God. Jesus tells us a story to point us in the right direction. Rev. Dale Tedder, Pastor Southside UMC ~ Jacksonville, FL I am an ordained Deacon in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Part of my calling is to proclaim the faith of the church, teach Gods Word, lead others into Christian discipleship, and help those disciples understand their calling to serve others and bear witness to the world on behalf of the Lord Jesus Christ. Monday, March 26th Sermon Topic: He Hath Prevailed Rev. DeWayne E. McBride, Pastor St. Peter Baptist Church ~ Archer, FL DeWayne accepted the call to ministry in 1991. In 1993 he was ordained as an Elder. He accepted the call to pastor St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in 2010 where he is still serving. As a bi-vocational pastor, he is employed by the State of Florida as a Disabled Veterans Outreach Coordinator. DeWayne has been married to La-Tanya McBride for 27 years. They have three sons Devon (Khandi), James (Mary) and Justin (Chelsea). Three grandsons: Donovan, Devon and Deron. First United Methodist Church 200 North Walnut Street Starke, Florida 32091 (904) 964-6864 Website: firstumc.cc Rev. Michael A. Moore, Host Pastor March 26th 29th 5:45 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Service Thursday, March 29th Topic: How the leader for the Kings becomes a servant of the King of Kings Carmelo Cuascut Former Gang Leader At sixteen I became the leader of one of the most vicious and violent street gangs in New York City called the Kings. I was proud to wear the title and colors of gold and black, however, I found the title came with a price tag of either dying or going to jail. I was filled with hatred and fear. I was hated by my enemies and the police. I had to get high every day to live with this continuous hatred and fear. One day I was out on the streets without my protection and I found myself running for my life. I ran into a little church to hide. The leader of the Kings ran into the King of Kings Jesus Christ. That night I heard how Jesus died for my sins. He took my place on the cross. For the first time in my life I saw hope. When I believed what I heard about Jesus was true He set me free! The Bible says in John 8:36 So if the Son set's you free, you will be free indeed. Nursery and Childrens Ministry activities provided nightly Mondays Menu: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy, Green Beans, Roll, Fruit Cobbler & Tea Tuesdays Menu: Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Breadsticks, Cheesecake & Tea Wednesdays Menu: Chicken Tenders, Mac N Cheese, Green Beans, Roll, Assorted Cookies & Tea Thursdays Menu: Meatballs, Rice w/gravy, Corn, Roll, Banana Pudding & Tea Please call or email La-Tanya at the church office to reserve your meal. Phone: (904)964-6864 email@example.com First United Methodist Church 200 North Walnut Street Starke, Florida 32091 (904) 964-6864 Website: firstumc.cc Rev. Michael A. Moore, Host Pastor March 26th 29th 5:45 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Service Thursday, March 29th Topic: How the leader for the Kings becomes a servant of the King of Kings Carmelo Cuascut Former Gang Leader At sixteen I became the leader of one of the most vicious and violent street gangs in New York City called the Kings. I was proud to wear the title and colors of gold and black, however, I found the title came with a price tag of either dying or going to jail. I was filled with hatred and fear. I was hated by my enemies and the police. I had to get high every day to live with this continuous hatred and fear. One day I was out on the streets without my protection and I found myself running for my life. I ran into a little church to hide. The leader of the Kings ran into the King of Kings Jesus Christ. That night I heard how Jesus died for my sins. He took my place on the cross. For the first time in my life I saw hope. When I believed what I heard about Jesus was true He set me free! The Bible says in John 8:36 So if the Son set's you free, you will be free indeed. Nursery and Childrens Ministry activities provided nightly Mondays Menu: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy, Green Beans, Roll, Fruit Cobbler & Tea Tuesdays Menu: Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Breadsticks, Cheesecake & Tea Wednesdays Menu: Chicken Tenders, Mac N Cheese, Green Beans, Roll, Assorted Cookies & Tea Thursdays Menu: Meatballs, Rice w/gravy, Corn, Roll, Banana Pudding & Tea Please call or email La-Tanya at the church office to reserve your meal. Phone: (904)964-6864 firstname.lastname@example.org First United Methodist Church 200 North Walnut Street Starke, Florida 32091 (904) 964-6864 Website: firstumc.cc Rev. Michael A. Moore, Host Pastor March 26th 29th 5:45 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Service Thursday, March 29th Topic: How the leader for the Kings becomes a servant of the King of Kings Carmelo Cuascut Former Gang Leader At sixteen I became the leader of one of the most vicious and violent street gangs in New York City called the Kings. I was proud to wear the title and colors of gold and black, however, I found the title came with a price tag of either dying or going to jail. I was filled with hatred and fear. I was hated by my enemies and the police. I had to get high every day to live with this continuous hatred and fear. One day I was out on the streets without my protection and I found myself running for my life. I ran into a little church to hide. The leader of the Kings ran into the King of Kings Jesus Christ. That night I heard how Jesus died for my sins. He took my place on the cross. For the first time in my life I saw hope. When I believed what I heard about Jesus was true He set me free! The Bible says in John 8:36 So if the Son set's you free, you will be free indeed. Nursery and Childrens Ministry activities provided nightly Mondays Menu: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy, Green Beans, Roll, Fruit Cobbler & Tea Tuesdays Menu: Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Breadsticks, Cheesecake & Tea Wednesdays Menu: Chicken Tenders, Mac N Cheese, Green Beans, Roll, Assorted Cookies & Tea Thursdays Menu: Meatballs, Rice w/gravy, Corn, Roll, Banana Pudding & Tea Please call or email La-Tanya at the church office to reserve your meal. Phone: (904)964-6864 email@example.com Please join us during this HOLY WEEK First United Methodist Church 200 North Walnut Street Starke, Florida 32091 (904) 964-6864 Website: firstumc.cc Rev. Michael A. Moore, Host Pastor March 26th 29th 5:45 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Service Thursday, March 29th Topic: How the leader for the Kings becomes a servant of the King of Kings Carmelo Cuascut Former Gang Leader At sixteen I became the leader of one of the most vicious and violent street gangs in New York City called the Kings. I was proud to wear the title and colors of gold and black, however, I found the title came with a price tag of either dying or going to jail. I was filled with hatred and fear. I was hated by my enemies and the police. I had to get high every day to live with this continuous hatred and fear. One day I was out on the streets without my protection and I found myself running for my life. I ran into a little church to hide. The leader of the Kings ran into the King of Kings Jesus Christ. That night I heard how Jesus died for my sins. He took my place on the cross. For the first time in my life I saw hope. When I believed what I heard about Jesus was true He set me free! The Bible says in John 8:36 So if the Son set's you free, you will be free indeed. Nursery and Childrens Ministry activities provided nightly Mondays Menu: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy, Green Beans, Roll, Fruit Cobbler & Tea Tuesdays Menu: Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Breadsticks, Cheesecake & Tea Wednesdays Menu: Chicken Tenders, Mac N Cheese, Green Beans, Roll, Assorted Cookies & Tea Thursdays Menu: Meatballs, Rice w/gravy, Corn, Roll, Banana Pudding & Tea Please call or email La-Tanya at the church office to reserve your meal. Phone: (904)964-6864 firstname.lastname@example.org Obituaries Lewis Arrington MELROSE Lewis Merritt Arrington, 81, of Melrose died at his home Sunday, March 18, 2018. He was born Aug. 17, 1936 in Charlotte County, Virginia to the late Stencil and Amy (Hendren) Arrington. He moved to Melrose twelve years ago from Starke, where he lived for many years and owned and operated a garage where he made trailers and worked on automobiles. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Starke. His brother, David Arrington preceded him in death. Survivors are: his wife of almost 51 years, Hazel (Manning) Arrington of Melrose; children, Douglas Rick Arrington, Debbie Cornell, Sylvia Cole and Glenda Hester; siblings, Bobby Arrington, Herbert Arrington, Jack Arrington, Becky West and Gay Halette Fields, all of North Carolina; six grandchildren family will receive friends in the Chapel in Keystone Heights on p.m. Funeral services will begin at 5:00 p.m. with Brother Roger follow at a later date. Arrangements Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Rebecca Dampier Marie Carmen Dampier, 31 years old, of Gainesville went to be with Jesus on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Becca was born in Norfolk, Virginia She lived in Gainesville for 12 years of Florida as a data processor. She loved her husband and their two children Hayden (10) and Adalynn (18 months). She loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed others and she was an avid reader. She was a Christian. Becca was beautiful in every way. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Joy B. Carmen Weir. She is survived by: her husband children, Hayden and Adalynn; her best friend, Kelsey Bryan; her mother, Pamela D. (Mike) Smith; father, Paul J. (April) Carmen; Quackenbush; sister, Sarah Carmen; and maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Louise Covell. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 24 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held Friday, March Home with Pastor Jason Dampier. Burial will be held at Antioch Cemetery under direction of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 North Lake Ave Lake Butler. For more 2008. Patricia Lee Lee, 53, of Jacksonville passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. She was born on Oct. 17, 1964 to Rev. of Starke. She attended Bradford County Schools and Barbizon School of Modeling in Jacksonville. She later married the love of her life Blue Shield, but later served as secretary for her husbands business. She loved her family and was a up. She accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and formed a gospel group called Joy and traveled throughout the country singing and ministering about the goodness of Jesus. Joy recorded a record and continued to but she continued to serve faithfully Spectrum Church under the late Pastor R.J. Washington where she served on the praise team and choir. She is preceded in death by: her and her grandparents, Elder Willie Mac Cohen Powell and Willis and Maggie Montgomery. She leaves to cherish her memory: a loving husband of 35 years, Olin Slim Lee of Jacksonville; two Lee of Jacksonville, and Paris Newark, NJ, Ellen Smith and Wilma Brown both of Perry, Ruby Oliver of St. Petersburg, Maggie, Annie, and Cynthia Montgomery all of Gainesville, Angela (Eric) Williams of Starke, and Danica Britt of Gainesville. Seven brothers, Charles (Addie) Montgomery of San Antonio, Jr. of Perry, Gregory (Barbara) Williams of Jacksonville, James (Roberta) Montgomery (Roberta) of Gainesville, Willis (Elaine) Montgomery of Jacksonville, North of Starke, Gavin (Keyonna) Britt of Gainesville, and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Celebration of life services will be 6611 Ramona, Blvd, Jacksonville on Saturday, March 17 at 11 am. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Lampkms Patterson Cremation and Funeral Service 6615 Wayne Mundorff, 78, of Keystone Heights died Monday, March 19, 2018 in Gainesville. He was born Aug. 18, 1939 in Boone City, North Carolina to the late Rollin Edward R.E. and Lulua Lucille (Bennett) Mundorff. He was employed as a building inspector until his retirement. He also retired from 30 years of service. His wife of 37 years, Diane Mundorff had preceded him in death as well as his brother His survivors are: his children, Pat (Brenda) Mundorff of Raiford, Luana Mundorff of Hawthorne, Richard (Susan) Stitt of Murphy, Lake Butler, Lisa Vickery of Starke and Elizabeth (Johnny) Smith of Florahome. Also left behind grandchildren, and many other family members. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 26 at 10:00 a.m. in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel with family will receive friends beginning at 9:30 a.m. Arrangements are by Starke. Donald Shadd Butler, passed away unexpectedly of 36 years. He graduated from Donald studied computer science at the Bradford County Vocational Center, in Starke. He was employed and was responsible for tracking asset maintenance, repairs and inventory. Donald is the beloved son of Craig and Diana Shadd of Lake Butler and the late Sherry Gohagen Shadd of Baldwin. Grandson of Bobbie Jean Bryant of Gainesville, Lowell and Paulette Shadd and the late Hazel Brannen Shadd of Lake Butler. Loving brother of Wendell and Amanda Rowan, Shara Shadd and the late David (Dave) Shadd. He will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends. Donald will be remembered as a loyal friend, son and brother. He loved backyard grilling out and watching the Gators play ball. He loved spending time outdoors. especially with friends. At home, he loved spending time in his yard. plants and his favorite was a rose. He was an amazing uncle, he played with his nieces and nephews every day and enjoyed teaching them how be a kid. Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler on March 19th with Pastor Jason at Dekle Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 North Lake Avenue Lake Butler. For more 2008. Kathleen Turnage away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Custead Care Center in Orange Park. She was born April 30, 1929 in Goldsboro, North Carolina to the Davis. Kathy moved to Starke from Keystone Heights in 1980. She loved all types of arts and crafts. She especially enjoyed painting with acrylics and crocheting. Kathy also enjoyed getting outdoors and working in her garden. She is predeceased by her loving husband Kathy is survived by: her of Brunswick, Georgia; eight grandchildren, Cindy Foster, Valerie Ouellette, Kenneth Shook, Bonnie Esposito, Eddie Sirk, Donnie Sirk, grandchildren; nieces, Beverly nephews, James Davis, Charles Davis. A Celebration of Kathys life was Chapel on Saturday, March 17 with Cemetery. Arrangements are under Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices. com to sign the familys guest book. Roger Waters Sr. Waters Sr, 69, of Middleburg, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018. Roger was born to the late Willie and Dorothy Waters. He enjoyed farming. Roger especially loved spending time with his family. He adored his grandchildren and his a member of Black Pond Baptist, where he served as Brotherhood Director and a Deacon for many years. Roger is preceded in death by: his brother, Jack Waters; and one sister, Margie Stanley. Roger leaves his beloved family to cherish his memory. Roger Waters Sr. is survived by: his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Waters; one son, Roger D. (Carrie) (Mary), Roy Waters, Jack Waters, Billy Waters, and James Waters; two sisters, Shirley Roberson, Linda (Richard) Norman; a very special niece, Melinda Morgan; two and Allyson Waters (Cody) Bowen; Bowen and Xyler Bowen. Roger was loved by many and will be missed. A visitation and funeral service will be held in Rogers honor at Black Pond Baptist Church in Middleburg. service will be Friday, March 23 at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 North Lake Avenue, Lake Butler. For more information, please Letters Not happy with EPA Meeting with the EPA regarding a permit request from Skinner Farms wanting a biosolids facility in North Bradford County. meeting were not interested in telling me what Skinner proposed, some of the many very unhappy guys also were not interested in giving any information to the group well let you talk to us individually was their position. to admit Skinner had many, many violations. So why do we even want to let them apply? Edythe Hill Morgan Road Thanks for help with dog Dear Editor: little dog was killed on Raiford and men that were so kind to stop and bring her out of the road, and then bring her across to me. want to let them all know how them to know they are welcome to stop by anytime and say hello. God Bless you all. Adel Starling Smart money with Bradley Senator Rob Bradley has for the second straight year gotten funding from the legislature for lake restoration in Southern Clay County and Eastern Bradford County, known as the Lake Region. When compared to Northern Clay and surrounding areas, the Lake Region has a modest population and correspondingly fewer voters. it certainly is not known for big campaign contributors. Given these facts, Senator Bradleys personal investment of time and energy in this part of the state is not likely to be rewarded by either of the two forces that can be counted on to contributions or large numbers of votes. One must wonder then, why the Senator chooses to bring attention and support to the lake region? Senator Bradley has offered the explanation that he visited the lakes as a child, when they were full, and has fond memories of true, and those fond memories probably sparked his initial grew up in the Lake Region and way that those who have never seen the lakes in their full glory spent most of my professional life working in and around government. dont spend political capital on See BRADLEY, 7B
I picked Santa Fe because they have a really good pitching coach, Osteen said. Ive been there for showcases. I just fell in love with the place. I just like it there. Keystone head coach Alan Mattox said Santa Fe is a good place for pitchers to continue to develop. Santa Fe head coach Johnny Wiggs pitched for Santa Fe and then for the University of Florida, helping the Gators get to the College World Series for SEC as a junior when UF made its played in the minor leagues for and Boston organizations. Those guys know what theyre doing, Mattox said of Wiggs and Flynn. Theyre in the state tournament every year for a reason. Theyre good coaches. Mattox said one of the things that stands out about Osteen is that the 6-2 player has a physical frame he can still grow into. The coach said Osteen can put on 20 pounds easy. Pitching-wise, Osteen can throw strikes with multiple pitches, with each pitch being set up by the fastball. He can locate his fastball, Mattox said. Its got good movement on it. Everything starts with that. Osteen said, My fastball is my go-to pitch. It has a lot of tail on it. I can usually hit my spot wherever I want to. When he gets to college, Osteen said hell work on adding more velocity to his pitches and work on making his curveball tighter. Other than that, he said hell take always does. and calm when hes in the game. teammates, Mattox said. He never gets too excited. He never gets too down on himself. He just goes and does his job. Osteen has obviously learned things from his coaches, but Mattox said coaches learn something from him, too. He lives his testimony, Mattox said. Obviously, hes very active in his church. He wears that. You see it as he goes around campus every day and on know that Ive ever heard that kid speak an ill word in my life. Hes such a great example, not just to players, but to coaches. Osteen said the goal is to pitch two years at Santa Fe and then play another two years at a fouryear school Florida would be my dream school, he said. Thats one of the reasons I picked Santa Fe its close to there. Thats where I want to go. Before that, he looks forward to taking the mound for the Saints. Im probably going to feel a little nervous, he said about Fe. Ill be excited. Hopefully, my adrenaline doesnt get to me. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Having six individual champions and 18 in all who will advance to regional competition, the Keystone Heights High School boys weightlifting team won the District 9-1A championship on March 9 in Keystone. It was the third straight district title for the program. The kids competed, Lowery said. When they had to make a lift, they made a lift. They were willing to scrap for a point or two. It made all the difference. The top six in each weight host on Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. Brandon Spivey successfully defended his district championship, winning the 139 class with a bench press of 250 and a clean and jerk of 240 for a 490 total. Also winning championships were: C.J. Parks with a 405 total (210 bench press, 195 clean and jerk) in the 129 class, Briar Smith with a 455 total (240, 215) in the 154 class, Alex Cruz with a 565 total (300, 265) in the 183 class, Carter Semione with a 575 total (295, 280) in the 219 class and Dan Dodd with a 630 total (330, 300) in the unlimited class. second in two weight classes, behind Smith in the 154 class with a 450 total (235, 215) and behind Semione in the 219 class with a 515 total (290, 225). Holden Knapp was also a runner-up with a 290 total (145, 145) in the 119 class. Briar Schenck placed third behind Knapp in the 119 class with a 240 total (115, 125), while Tucker Kicklighter, Jesse Donahue and Mike Kirtley also placed third. Kicklighter had a 305 total (165, 140) in the 129 class, while Donahue had a 365 total (195, 170) in the 139 class. Kirtley had a 405 total (220, 185) in the 169 class. Josh Hughes placed fourth in the 199 class with a 475 total (250, 225), while the following with a 375 total (200, 175) in the 169 class, Colby Townsend with a 460 total (265, 195) in the 199 class and Jacob Morgan with a 255 total (150, 105) in the 238 class. Kaleb Vojnovski earned sixth place in the 183 class with a 430 total (225, 205). Lowery admitted he wasnt expecting the team to win its district this year. He said for the most part, the lifters did what they had to do, being successful on all of their bench press and clean and jerk attempts. We had to nail our six lifts. In most cases we did that, Lowery said, adding, It took having a good day for us to have our best day. Thursday, March 22, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B 340 E. 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Thats why Santa Fe College was the obvious choice to make when deciding where to take his talents after high school. Osteen signed a letter of intent to play for the Saints during a March 8 scholarship-signing ceremony in the KHHS media center. Im excited for the opportunity, he said. I cant wait to see what it has in store for me. Im excited to go close to home, but then again, its a really good college for pitching. Osteen said he received interest from such schools as College of Central Florida, Daytona State College, Tallahassee Community College and LaGrange (Georgia) College, but he likes what Santa Fe has to offer in assistant coach Conrad Flynn. Flynn pitched three years in the minors for Arizonas organization after playing three seasons at Tulane University. Hes also enjoyed his experiences on the Santa Fe campus. With his parents, Donny and Stephanie Osteen, looking on, Keystone Heights High School senior Connor Osteen signs his letter of intent to play baseball at Santa Fe College. Alan Mattox Hes confident in his abilities and certainly confident in his teammates. He never gets too ex cited. He never gets too down on himself. He just goes and does his job. nostalgic memories. Perhaps Senator Bradley has done the math and come to the same estate values in Southern Clay and Eastern Bradford County have stagnated since the 1960s. A comparison of prices in other similar areas reveals that property values would be much higher if the lakes were restorednot just on the waterfront, but throughout the surrounding area. A lot of economic value is locked up in those low water levels, and a lot lakes will generate a stream of revenue both public and private in vast economic improvement for a tiny fraction of what the state spends on a modest local form of an improved tax base, new business, jobs and property values throughout a large portion of the Senators district and into surrounding districts. Perhaps Senator Bradley sees that for the social and economic good of all lakes is an investment that cant be passed up. When dealing with other policy areas such as education and health care spending, Senator Bradley has focused on fairness. Because it lacks a large population and because the Lake Region has missed out on the modern era of politics in which government spending has spurred growth and development. highway, infrastructure or other economic development projects that fuel population and Lake Region has not received its fair share of government attention or spending. Perhaps Senator Bradley sees that the Lake Regions decline is not of its own making and that fair treatment will go a long way towards solving all the problems in that area. Before you start thinking have made me cynical about politicians and their motives, so Senator Bradleys handling of other legislative proposals and asked around in the lobbying consensus opinion on Bradley at that time seemed to be that he was an effective Senator, a straight shooter but a relative newcomer and maybe a bit nave in the positions he sometimes took. One friend told me that Bradley didnt always bet with the smart moneymeaning he sometimes goes his own way if it seemed the right thing to do. When the lake levels declined, economic activity declined and growth in the Lake Region ground to a halt. So, what has been much speculation about that. Some blame decreased rainfall or the water management district, others blame mining to the north that has consumed large quantities of water, still others blame the leaders at Camp Blanding for refusing to release additional water from Blandings lake reservoir, some blame overall increased consumption. these explanations, but they also miss the mark in one important interested players, including local politicians, industrialists and the water management district would like to see the lakes restored. But individually they either do not hold lake restoration as a primary objective or they have lacked the individual power like a complex problem with lots of moving parts, but Bradley has seen through all of that. drying up because of a lack of water. No part of the world has a greater abundance of clean, fresh water than North Florida. dry up by a failure of political vision and lack of leadership. leadership in the Lake Region has been no strong leader who could pull all the people together to keep the lakes from going dry as there is now to see the lakes restored. Senator Bradley seems not too interested in placing a rather simple and elegant solution to the problem and is focused on pulling people and resources together to solve it. He wants to pump excess water from where its not needed and put it suspect he will try something else. Pragmatism we used to leadership. in this issue, 20 percent of the members of the Florida Senate by allegations of wrongdoing. One of those forced out was the Senate Appropriations Chair. At a time when he was in desperate need of a leader with integrity, the Senate President turned to Senator Bradley to new role, the Senator stands for the proposition that the smart money doesnt always win and sometimes being known as a to lake restoration funding, he has improved education and health care funding for all the counties in his district. Guess what, lately all the smart money betting on Senator Bradley. Like think Senator Bradley is a man who gets things done and he will be with us for a long time, in ever more prominent roles. Don Bell Tallahassee BRADLEY KHHS wins District 9-1A weightlifting title The Keystone Heights High School boys weightlifting team won its third straight district championship. Pictured (in alphabetical order) are all who competed at the meet: Alex Cruz, Dan Dodd, Jesse Donahue, Josh Hughes, Tucker Kicklighter, Trent Kirk, Mike Kirtley, Holden Knapp, Cameron Musselman, Jacob Morgan, C.J. Parks, Briar Schenck, Carter Semione, Briar Smith, Brandon Spivey, Hunter Stitt, Dylan Thompson, Colby Townsend and Kaleb Vojnovski.
8B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 22, 2018 (904) 964-7555134 East Call Street Starke, FL Its Tax Time! Corporate and Individual Income Tax Services Full Bookkeeping & Payroll Services Audit & Accounting Services Business Consulting including Quickbooks & Accounting. Set up new Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships. Let the professionals at get the refund you deserve FAST Spring basketball tips off in Starke BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Whats more unusual than shoelaces, during a basketball game? How about a coach tying those shoelaces for his player? It was quite the norm, though, at the R.J.E. gym as 4-6-year-olds tipped off Concerned Citizens of Bradford Countys spring league on March 17. The league is made up of Cavaliers, Rockets, Spurs and Warriors in three age groups: Kiddie (4-6), Minor (7-10) and Junior (11-up). The Kiddie Rockets and Spurs played each other to start the days action, with coaches Rick Barr and Frazier Bass on court to give the little ones instruction and other assistance. Some shots were wild, and dribbling wasnt necessarily a part of the game, but seeds were being sown for the love of the game. Perhaps some of the Kiddies will grow up to be our future middle school and high school stars. More than anything else, playing is about one thing, which was emphasized by Barr as he addressed all of the players prior I need for you all to have some fun, he said. The league will host a March Madness opening ceremony on Friday, March 30, at 5:30 p.m. Kynley Turner is in the background. Jordan Brown handles the ball for the Rockets, with coach Frazier Bass Spurs player Wyatt Thornton drives into the lane for a shot attempt. giving instructions in the background. The Spurs Kenson Hankerson channels his Right: Tamaya McCloud (right) of the Spurs attempts to take the ball into the paint against Rockets player Cayson Hampton. inner Michael Jordan with his tongue sticking out. Tamaya McCloud (far right) puts up a shot for the Spurs Bella Hankerson and Darrell Pressley look on. Rockets player Darrell Pressley puts up a shot as Spurs players Kenson Hankerson (right) and Wyatt Thornton (background) look on. Jamila Hankerson pushes the ball upcourt for the Rockets against the Spurs Kenson Hankerson (left). Rockets player Bryant Malcolm (right) drives the ball past coach Rick UCHS softball team drops BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Kamaya Cohens groundout to second tied the score in the top of the third, but host Wewahitchka added two runs to defeat the Union County High School softball team 4-2 on March 17. Wewahitchka was the last Class 1A team to hand the Tigers (7-2) a loss, doing so in Kensley Hamilton, who hit an RBI triple, was the only Union batter with multiple hits, going 3-for-4. Prior to the long road trip, the Tigers improved to 4-0 in District 6 with a 15-0, four-inning win over visiting Hawthorne on March 13. Teala Howard drove in three runs, going 2-for-3 with a triple, while Cohen, Katie Caren, Tiffany Clark and Brooke Waters each drove in two runs. Clark and Waters went 2-for2 and 2-for-3, respectively. Waters and Caren each hit a double. Angela Shope went 2-for2 with a double and an RBI, while Lexi Androlevich and Shelby Spratlin each had an RBI. Androlevich hit a double, as did Randa Godwin. Starting pitcher Waters gave up two hits and no walks in innings, giving up no hits and one walk, while striking out The Tigers travel to play Hawthorne on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. and then travel to play Fleming Island on Friday, March 23, at 4:30 p.m. On Monday, March 26, Union travels to play Trinity Christian at 7 p.m. BHS softball team defeats Olive drives in 2, allows 5 hits BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Maggie Olive hit a two-run earned the win in the circle as the Bradford High School softball team defeated visiting West Port 6-3 on March 16. RBI, while Krista Hildebran, Emily McCoy and Savana Shealey each drove in one run. Hildebran went 2-for-2, while McCoy went 3-for-4. In the circle, Olive gave up two strikeouts. PK Yonge 2 Wiggins 3 for 3, 5 RBI Bradford (6-5, 4-2) entered inning win over District 5-5A opponent P.K. Yonge on March 13 in Gainesville, with Brooklyn Wiggins going 3-forShealey, who hit a double, and Macy Connor each had two RBI, while Olive, who also hit a double, and Shianne Cassels each had one RBI. McCoy and Harli Phillips went 3-for-4 and 2-for-3, respectively, with Phillips hitting a double. Gracie Blankenship went 2-for-4. Olive gave up one hit and one walk, while striking out four. The Tornadoes travel to play district opponent Newberry on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. before returning home to play district opponent Keystone Heights on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, March 27, Bradford travels to play district opponent Fort White at 6:30 p.m.
Library Senior Center School Honor Roll Thursday, March 22, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 9B FREE REMOVALREMOVALFREEof (used for research) at 904-964-6562 Speaker Schedule Mon. March 26 Dr. Kevin McBride MD, Shands Starke Medical Group Tue. March 27 Pastor Brad Bromling, First Christian Church Wed. March 28 Pastor Justin Kirksey, Madison Street Baptist Thur. March 29 Pastor Dale Wiseman, Bayless Highway Baptist Church Fri. March 30 Rev. Jay Therrell, Florida Conference of United Methodist ChurchSpeaker Schedule Mon. March 26 Dr. Kevin McBride MD, Shands Starke Medical Group Tue. March 27 Pastor Brad Bromling, First Christian Church Wed. March 28 Pastor Justin Kirksey, Madison Street Baptist Thur. March 29 Pastor Dale Wiseman, Bayless Highway Baptist Church Fri. March 30 Rev. Jay Therrell, Florida Conference of United Methodist ChurchAn offering will be taken each day to support Bradford County Food Pantry.Sponsored by Community Mens Fellowship Hosted by: Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30 Why do we call this Holy Week? What is Easter all about?Come hear Gods Pastors explain these critical truths. Please invite a friend for a time of fellowship, praise and adoration. Dont miss this event. You have five opportunities to come. Invite your staff, your work crew, friends and neighbors! 40 NoticesEQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 in which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate in which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, the tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005 42 Motor Vehicles & AccessoriesUP TO $500 CASH FOR JUNK $CARS$. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352-771-6191. CASH $ CASH $ CASH 47 Commercial DOWNTOWN STARKE Re for rent. 113-115 E. Call St. 144 to 1100 square feet available. Call Jerry at 904-364-8395 49 Mobile Homes & AccessoriesFREE!!! Mobile Homemust move!! Can be scrapped. 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GARAGE SALE SATURDAY 4/8/17 9am-2pm. East Call St (230 E) City Limit. Look for signs. Emptying a house; oak table and chairs, sofa, 2 beds, yard tools, kitchen items, vacuums, lamps, chest, truck tool box, end and coffee tables, and MUCH more! Come prepared to leave with your purchases. ALL MUST GO! See you there! (850)508-6884. 53 C Lake Butler Yard SalesRAIFORD YARD SALE Friday & Saturday 8am-4pm. 1 mile South of Raiford Follow signs, books, older Bently rocker, dishes, glassware, tools, pictures, lamps, collector Barbie dolls in the box, small kitchen appliances, cookware and utensils, small weed eater, Black n Decker blower with batter ies and charger, exercise equipment, many other items. 57 For SaleSET OF 4 barrel 351 Cleve land heads $375, aluminum intake and 600 Harley carburetor $275, New hydraulic competition camshaft fits big block Ford $65, complete 351 Cleveland motor and transmission ready to install $750. Set of 289 heads $250. Call 904769-6252. 65 Help WantedDiMare Construction is seeking a Full-time Commercial Construction Superintendent for a project in the Putnam-Keystone area. Please direct inquiries to email@example.com or call our office 904.797.3328 Local company looking for Class A CDL log truck drivers. We offer medical, dental, and vision insurance. 401K retirement with the company matching up to 3% of your contribution, and paid vacation. Home every night and weekend. No OTR! Great pay and some of the best equipment on the road. Minimum 2 years log truck-driving experience. Good driving record required. Call Greg @ 352-258-6971. EQUIPMENT OPERATOR The New River Solid Waste Association is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Equipment Operator. Responsibilities will include operation of a variety of heavy equipment in addition to screening wastes for removal of unauthorized materials. Experience in the opera tion and maintenance of heavy equipment and/or ence is desired. Em ployee will be required to complete a Landfill Operator and an Inmate Supervision course within 6 months of employment. Graduation from high school or GED needed. Salary range will vary based on experience. Applications can be picked up at the Adminis on State Road 121, 2 miles north of Raiford, Florida. Deadline for submitting applications will be April 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. For further information, call 386-431-1000. New River Solid Waste is a drug-free workplace; drug testing will be required. NRSWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SALES HELP WANTED. Apply in person @ Normandy Homes, 7952-12 Normandy Blvd. LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL MLT/MT 12 Hour Shifts Director of Nursing Patient Access Coordinator-FT Nights Clinic Financial Specialist IT/Network Tech/ Accounting Asst. Dietary Aide RN, LPN, CNA Housekeeping Aide Please visit our website www.lakebutlerhospital.com for more information and to fill out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Opportunity / Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace Welder and helper needed. Bradley Sheet Metal, Keystone Heights. 352745-6508 SEEKING A Caregiver-CNA Park of the Palms Inc. is a Christian retirement community with an assisted living facility in search of a friendly, hardworking, reliable and compassion time position. Duties include: assisting residents in the activities of daily living, assisting in selfadministration of medica tion and etc. Employment dependent upon negative drug screening result. Those interested should pick up an application at our front office. The address is 677 Hebron Ave. Keystone heights Fl. 32656. Please call 352-473-6100 ext. 300 for more information. Jerome Poore, Jr.STARKE Jerry S. Poore Jr., age 69, of Starke passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 at Shands Gainesville after a sudden illness, with his daughters and son-in-law by his side. He was born on March 25, 1947 in Anne Arundel County, MD to Jerome Spencer Poore, Sr. and the late Gladys Marie Walch. He was raised in Maryland and was employed by the City of Bowie until his retirement in 2000. As a second job, he was employed by Laurel and Bowie racetracks up until his retirement. He was also a member of Co. #19 Bowie FD where he joined when he was 16 years old and was active until his retirement when he relocated to Florida to be closer to his daughters and grandchildren. To stay busy in Florida he took a job for Larry Reddish at Sonnys BBQ in Starke where he was still employed at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by: his mother, Gladys Marie Walch. Jerry is survived by: his daughters, Rebecca (Randy) Wheeler of Starke and Raina (Jason) Belcher of Orange Park; his father, Spencer Poore, Sr. of Odenton, MD; brothers, Larry (Linda) Poore of Mineral, VA, Tuffy (Kathy) Walch of Edgewater, MD; his grandchildren, Courtni Goodwin (James) Aldridge, Whitni Goodwin (Jeffrey) Andrews, Joshua Belcher, Colton Goodwin, Holden Goodwin and Allyson Belcher; great-grandchildren, Bentlee, Jaten, Tinleigh, Jye and Colby; and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Jerrys life was held on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Starke Golf and Country Club. PAID OBITUARYDavid PoppyLAWTEYDavid Guy Poppy, age 60, of Lawtey, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Jacksonville. David is survived by: his father, Guy C. Poppy of Mesa, AZ; his brother, Stephen C. Poppy of Lake Butler; and his sisters, Gail M. Hume of The Woodlands, TX, Jo Ellen Burns of Apache Junction, AZ, and M. Elisabeth Sloan of Mesa, AZ; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial dinner was held for family and friends at Davids favorite restaurant where he was remembered with much humor and joy as a man of many talents who often gave help, knew how to have a good time, and lived life simply.PAID OBITUARYNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING A SPECIAL EX CEPTION AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE BRADFORD COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS BY THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Bradford County Land Development Regula tions, as amended, hereinafter re ferred to as the Land Development Regulations, objections, recommen dations and comments concerning a special exception, as described below, will be heard by the Plan ning and Zoning Board of Bradford County, Florida, at a public hearing on April 20th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room, North Wing, County Courthouse located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida. on the Hog Real Pit BBQ, to request a Special Exception be granted as provided for in Section 4.5.5 Ag-2 (Agricultural-2) # 20 of the Bradford County Land Development Regu lations to allow for a Recreational activity (Travel trailer park or camp ground) to be located at the property being described as follows; A parcel of land situated in the SE of Section 11, Township 8 South, Range 22 East and The NE1/4 of Section 14, Township 8 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida, and lying within Bradford County Parcel Numbers 05410-000101, 05410-0-00102 and 056620-00100 and containing 75.0 acres, more or less. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any inter ested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continu ation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calen dar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. At the aforementioned public hear ing, all interested parties may ap pear to be heard with respect to the appeal. Copies of the material are available for public inspection at the Office of the Director of Zoning, Planning, and Building, County Courthouse located at 945 North Temple Avenue, North Wing, Starke, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hear ing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such pur pose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 4/6 1tchg-B-sect NOTICE The New River Community Health Center Board of Directors will meet April 12, 2017 at 395 West Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 4/6 1tchg-B-sect Thursday, April 6, 2017 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! 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BrewerFREE CONSULTATIONDaryl S. BrewerLicensed Agent386firstname.lastname@example.orgINSURANCE We Are DebtorsOne day on a hill my Savior died, He paid the sin debt for you and I. So alone was he that wonderful day, On a hill so far away. His great agony was my gain, My safety was His pain. For God so loved the world that He sent His Son to die for you and me.by Henry Hodges Lawtey, FL LegalsStarkeJournal.com 7 UCHS weightlifters qualify for regionals BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Seven Union County High School boys weightlifters and Agelu Nunu, who were runners-up in their respective classes at the March 9 District 5 Thats about what we said, though he added coaches were hoping for two more. However, the fact that the meet was held during Unions spring break prevented two from lifting as they had planned family vacations. One of them wouldve The top six in each class at the District 5 meet earned the right to compete in the Region 3 meet, which will begin at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, at Baker County High School. Winners at all of the states regional meets receive automatic state berths, with the remaining totals from all the regional meets. I think we could have three make it to state, maybe four, Crawford had a 245 bench press and a 215 clean and jerk to of 460 in the 139 class. Nunu placed second in the unlimited class with a bench of 435 and a clean and jerk of 300 for a 735 total. Nunu placed fourth in last years district meet. Gage Hendricks and Shamar Highland each placed third. Hendricks had a 280 total (145 bench press, 135 clean and jerk) in the 119 class, while Highland had a 515 total (275, 240) in the 183 class. Blake Bass placed fourth in the 129 class with a 330 total (190, 140), while Maurice Strong was 615 total (350, 265). regionals as well with a sixthhad a 255 total (145, 110). LBMS Tigers bounce back Hancock: 5 RBI BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Ethan Hancock drove in four runs as the Lake Butler Middle School baseball team defeated innings on March 16. The Tigers (6-1) got one RBI each from Kyler Cohen, Ayden Elixson, Clay Fulgham, Lucas Johns, Dylan Lovelace, Ethan Moody and Eli Rimes. Fulgham and Hancock went 2-for-3 and 2-for-4, respectively, with Fulgham hitting a double. Starting pitcher Elixson gave up no hits in two innings, while striking out four. Lovelace and combined to allow two hits in three innings, with Lovelace striking out three in two innings and Agner striking out two in one inning. PK Yonge 0 Rawls, Lee, OSteen, Lovelace combine for shutout On Feb. 27, four pitchers combined to throw a shutout in at P.K. Yonge. Starter Quinten Rawls gave up one hit and no walks in TreVon Lee and Jake OSteen gave up no hits in one inning of work each, while Lovelace gave up one hit in one inning. Agner went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs, while Cohen, Moody, OSteen and Trevor Holtzendorf each had one RBI. Rawls went 2-for-4. Elixson: 2 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBI On March 14, Elixson went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and two RBI in Lake Butlers 10OSteen, who hit a triple, and Rimes each went 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Hancock went 2-for4 with an RBI. Lee had an RBI as well. Starting pitcher Moody gave up three hits in 3.1 innings. Rimes and Rogers combined to allow no hits in 1.2 innings. Lake Butler 4 loss on March 15, with host Baker County scoring 11 unanswered Elixson, who hit a two-run double to put the Tigers up 4-2 in the top of the fourth, went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Hancock had an RBI, while Lovelace went 2-for-2. The Tigers played Hamilton County this past Tuesday and will play at Ruth Rains on Tuesday, March 27, at 4 p.m. UCHS baseball team evens district record Shatto: 2 RBI Cox: Complete game BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Skyler Shatto drove in two runs in a three-run fourth inning to help the Union County High School baseball team defeat District 6-1A opponent Crescent City 7-5 on March 16 in Lake Butler. Paden Clyatt, Caden Cox, Trace Croft, Tripp Davis and Garrett Mullins each had an RBI as the Tigers (7-3) evened their district record at 1-1. Cox pitched a complete game, while striking out eight. Union County 0 On March 13, host Hamilton County took advantage of a walk and two singles to score a run in the bottom of the eighth to defeat the Tigers 1-0. Starting pitcher Davis gave up two hits before exiting in the eighth after giving up a two-out walk with no one on. He had 11 strikeouts. At the plate, Whip Davis went 2-for-4. Croft: 4 RBI Mullins: Complete game, Union bounced back, with Croft driving in four runs in the over host Mount Dora Christian Academy on March 15. Croft went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple, while Cox and Shatto each drove in two runs. Whip Davis and Tripp Davis went 3-for-4 and 2-for-4, respectively, with each driving in a run. Matthew Starling had an RBI as well. Mullins pitched the entire way, giving up three hits and one walk. He had seven strikeouts. The Tigers played Hamilton County this past Tuesday and will travel to play Crescent City on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. Union then hosts Bradford on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. KHHS baseball team falls by 8 runs in district game BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer The Keystone Heights High School baseball team was held to four hits in a 9-1 District 5-5A loss to host Palatka on March 16. Gary Searle had an RBI, while Nate Gagnon hit a double. Keystone (4-5, 2-3) entered win over host Bishop Snyder on March 15. Will Yeldell drove in three of the Indians nine runs in the third and fourth innings. Stevie Rodriguez, who went 2-for-3, also had three RBI, while Gagnon and Connor Osteen each had two RBI. Gagnon went 2-for-4, while Osteen hit a double. Andrew Cox and Alex Kanos each had an RBI, while Searle went 2-for-3 with a double. Kaison Haarvey hit a double as well. Osteen went the distance on and no walks, while striking out eight. Keystone played Class 6A Ridgeview this past Tuesday and will host Class 8A Buchholz on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. The Indians host district opponent Bradford on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. before traveling to play district opponent Fort White on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Coach Caleb Dukes looks forward to building the numbers back up in boys weightlifting at Bradford High School, but for now, hell gladly take what his team accomplished on March 9. Seven competed at the District School. All seven earned the right to advance to regional competition. Hey, were batting 1.000, Dukes said. Jakob Alvarez, Zion Barber and Tyrik Oliver led the way, winning their weight classes, while the four other lifters placed in the top six, punching their which will be held Saturday, March 24, at Baker County High School, beginning at 11:45 a.m. Dukes said the results stem from the lifters dedication, which has included working out early in the mornings and on days when there is no school, such as during the recent spring break. Its all the credit in the world to them, Dukes said. Alvarez and Barber each won his second straight district championship. Alvarez had a bench press of 450 and a clean and jerk of 295 to win the unlimited class with a 745 total, which was 10 pounds better than runner-up Agelu Nunu of Union County. Barber had a bench press of 330 and a clean and jerk of 285 to win the 169 class with a 615 total, which was 65 pounds better than teammate Taro Ward. Oliver had a bench press of 225 and a clean and jerk of 205 to win the 154 class with a 430 total, which was 10 pounds better than teammate Ian McGowan. McGowan and Ward were Bradfords only district runnersup. McGowan had a bench press of 210 and a clean and jerk of 210, while Ward had a bench press of 300 and a clean and jerk of 250. Jordan Luke placed third in the unlimited class with a 705 total (365 bench press, 340 clean and jerk), while Maurice Hewitt a 265 total (145, 120). Alvarez, Barber, Luke and Ward are looking to earn return will be held Friday, April 6, at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach. Winners at all of the states regional meets receive automatic state berths, with the comparing totals from all the regional meets. Ward, Zion Barber, Jordan Luke, Ian McGowan, Tyrik Oliver, Maurice Hewitt and (not pictured) Jakob Alvarez.
10B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 22, 2018 Week 1: April 3rdEating healthy can taste great!Week 2: April 10thEating healthy on a budget, Nutrition facts & Portion sizeWeek 3: April 17thLosing Weight & Maintaining a healthy body weightWeek 4: April 24thPhysical Activity & Overall Healthy LifestyleWhen?Every Tuesday 5:30-6:30pmWhere?Bradford County Health Dept. 1801 North Temple Ave. Starke, Florida 32091Space is limited, so please call Tracy Toms at 904.964.7732 ext. 1116 to register! Members of the Lake Butler Womens Club accepting a check from the Clay Electric Foundation. Pictured are: Jordan Wade, Jean Waters, Betty Emerick, Jean Brannen, Monica Bayer, Ann Hendricks, Harriet Maines, John Henry Whitehead and Bobbie Morgan. Members of the Lake Butler Rotary Club accepting a ceremonial check from the Clay Electric Foundation. Pictured are: Dale Walker, Tommy Spires, Bill McGill, Sara Owen, Art Peterson, Carlton Faulk, John Henry Whitehead, Steve Wellhausen, Joe Stephenson, Jordan Wade, Shane Collins, Ted Barber, Jennie Reed, Donna Harris, Russ Wade, Tricia Lake Butler Rotary and Womens Club Receive Grants from Clay Electric BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor The Lake Butler Rotary Club and the Lake Butler Womens Club have received grants from the Clay Electric Foundation which will allow they have been thinking about or working on for some time. John Henry Whitehead, the Clay Electric trustee for the district and Jordan Wade, Clay Electric in Lake City, visited both organizations Tuesday to present them with checks for the grants they have been awarded. Wade explained to Rotarians that the funds for the grant came from Clay Electric Foundations Operation Round-Up, a program which allows Clay Electric customers to round up the amount of their bills to the next dollar and have the money be put into the foundations coffers to support the efforts of community service organizations in the community. Wade noted that 93 percent of Clay Electrics 185,000 accounts were signed up for the program. He also noted that the two grants he to the Lake Butler/Union County community. All of the Rotarians attending the Tuesday meeting gather together to accept the ceremonial giant check, while club President Ted Barber accepted the real one. The grant to the Lake Butler Rotary Club was for $9,500 and Barber and President-elect Donna Harris said plans were to use the money to help support efforts like Farm Share and to work to bring more programs like it to the community. Whitehead and Wade than traveled to the Lake Butler Womans Club, where they were met by several members, who accepted the check for $10,500. The club plans to use the money to continue with the restorations of the historic clubhouse. money will be spent, but we are looking at several things still left to be done, such as the HVAC for the upstairs and the work on the outside of the building, said Ann Hendricks. Entrepreneurs Work Education Students BY TAMMY HARRISON Special to the Times Two Union County entrepreneurs have started a helps students with disabilities build self esteem. Kelsey Harrison, the reigning Miss Largo and Chase WilliamsOwner of Williams Technology have lunched Celebration of Abilities Inc. Proms and other opportunities The organization assists schools in the state of Florida in establishing Celebration of Abilities proms: the same event Harrison started while a student in Union County nine years ago In conjunction with the prom, schools will be able to coordinate special education days where students participate in baseball games or sporting events of their choice, participate in buddy programs with regular education students, participate in sporting management positions and learn schoolto-work career skills. All of this will help to incorporate inclusion opportunities for schools and communities. Future goals for this program are to develop a statewide curriculum where students have the opportunity in high school to learn about inclusion and how to be involved with students with exceptional needs. More information If you would like to receive more information about donate please visit http:// celebrationofabilities.org/ to help in your local area. Kelsey and Chase had the opportunity this past weekend to present their program to over 4,500 students at the Future Business Leaders of America student convention in Orlando. From this, they hope that their program will increase opportunities in schools throughout the entire state. Chase Williams and Kelsey Harrison, presenting the Celebration of Abilites prom concept to the Future Bueinss Leaders of America Convention on Orlando. the Operaton Round Up program.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 11B 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. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custo dians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children un der 18. This newspa per will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate in which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwell ings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll-free at 1-800669-9777, the toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-4887082 ext #1005. 42 Motor Vehicles & Accessories $CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352-771-6191. 2006 MERCURY GRAND Marquis GS, 135,000 miles. Great condition, great price. $3,000 by appointment. 352-2155449. 47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE for rent. 113 E. Call St. Call Freddie American Dream Realty at 904509-9893. OFFICE LOCATION next for retail or can be made Call 904-364-9022. OFFICE LOCATED by 9022. OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT. Keystone Heights next to W.D. large conference room, tract. For info call 904364-9022. 48 Homes for Sale PORT on Myrtle Street. New roof, new paint. and upfront payment required. Call 904-3649022. 50 For Rent tric range, refrig. hard up, close to schools. sec. deposit. Senior & Milt. discount available. Service animals only, references. Call 904966-1334. WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-4681323. NEWLY RENOVATED Lake Butler. 1-678-4386828. painted, new carpet, mini blinds throughout, wood deck, nice yard, quiet area. 11071 SE deposit. Senior dis count. 904-571-6561 or 352-468-1093. ite counters, Jacuzzi garage. Lake access. Post Masters Village in Keystone Heights. mo. plus 1 month deposit. Call Dave 352-473-3560. FOR RENT: ACRE LOT Melrose. mo. Plus deposit. 904-707-6251. 53 A Yard Sales RUMMAGE SALE!! Starke SDA Church rummage sale. Sunday 8am-2pm. Everything cheap, lots of great items. Contact Primrose Lewis 904964-8766 for more infor mation. BIG YARD SALE. Sat urday. 8419 NW CR 229 Starke. Boy & girl clothes & shoes. Men & women clothes, & Household items. YARD SALE. 2375 NE 173rd St. Starke. 8am-? Friday & Saturday. 57 For Sale SOLID OAK KITCHEN good condition. $200. 904-964-5180. 65 Help Wanted LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL PRN Day Shift Para medic-12 Hour shifts. Please visit our web site www.lakebutler hospital.com for more out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Op bacco Free Workplace. LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL PTA & COTA-PRN Please visit our web site www.lakebutler hospital.com for more out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Op bacco Free Workplace. SECRETARY NEEDED PT. Must know Quick books, be good on computer. LABORER NEEDED must have drivers license. Able to lift 50 lbs. Call 904-9648596. Director of Oper THE CITY OF STARKE is seeking a highly responsi ble person to func tion as the Director of successful candidate will supervise all utility departments as well as Public Works and the warehouse. The Direc tor will be responsible for the daily operations of all departments falling un well as the following: assisting contracted engineers with the planning, design and construction of a large number of municipal projects; quirements for all departments and provides supervision and performance evaluations for appro priate supervisors; co ordinates work activities and priorities for each department; re views expenditures to ensure compli ance with approved budgets to ensure other related duties. Complete position de scription can be found at Career Source or www.cityofstarke.org The successful can didate should have at least 15 years of expe rience in progressively responsible positions in utility and public works operations, with a minimum of 5 years of substantial supervisory experience. Gradua tion from an accredited four year college or university with a in Civil, Electrical or Environmental En gineering or related for 5 years of required experience. A compara ble amount of training, education or expe rience can be sub stituted for the mini The City of Starke is an Equal Oppor tunity Employer and provides, retirement, health insurance, ample paid time off and sition is exempt from overtime and will require occasional callouts to supervise crews after normal work ing hours. Starting salary is in the $6575,000 range but is negotiable DOQ. Ap plications may be obtained through Career Source, as well as the City of Starke website. Deadline for submitting application, cover letter, and resume is April 20, 2018. LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL ARNP & PA-Part Time and PRN Please visit our web site www.lakebutler hospital.com for more out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Op bacco Free Workplace. THE BRADFORD COUN TY Solid Waste Depart ment is accepting appli part-time Site Attendant and Relief Driver at a pay rate of $10.00 per hour. Applicants must possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D and a CDL Class B License. Applications along with a detailed job descrip tion may be obtained from the Solid Waste Department, located at 925 N. Temple Avenue, Suite E, Starke, Florida 32091 or from the coun ty website at www.brad deadline for accepting applications is April 5, 2018, before the close of business. Bradford County is an Equal Op portunity Employer. For inquiries, please contact Solid Waste Director, Bennie Jackson at (904) 966-6212. THE BRADFORD COUN TY Solid Waste De partment is accepting applications for a fullGarbage Truck Driver at a pay rate of $14.00 per hour. Applicants must possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D and license. Applications along with a detailed job description may be obtained from the Solid Waste Department, lo cated at 925 N. Temple Avenue, Suite E, Starke, Florida 32091 or from the county website at www.bradfordcountyfl. gov. The deadline for accepting applications is April 5, 2018 before the close of business. Brad ford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For inquiries, please contact Solid Waste Di rector, Bennie Jackson at (904) 966-6212. LOOKING FOR FULLTIME STAFF to work tual disabilities in the to start. Must posses 1 yr. experience in pd childcare, healthcare or transportation & abili ty to pass background screenings. Must have a positive attitude. Call 904-964-7767 or send resume to progression email@example.com. 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Email resum to firstname.lastname@example.org Job title: Executive Director Hours: Full Time Location: Bradford County BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT LAWNS & MOREQuality work for your budget John Wood ~ 904-796-9311Insured Mowing & More!!FREE ESTIMATES Sat & Sun Hwy 301 Calling all Construction Workers & MechanicsNew & Used Tools, Air Compressors, Boots, Hats and Custom Leather Belts Even a Decal or Flag to decorate your truck BUS DRIVERS NEEDEDUnion County School Board 40 hour Training Class provided. CDL required to enroll. Operation Barnabas to host free Easter event March 24 Operation Barnabas, a seeks to make a positive impact on the lives of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, is hosting an Easter Recon fundraiser, a free, family friendly event that will be held Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Fagan farm north of Keystone Heights (5821 S.R. 21). The event will include an Easter-egg hunt, a barbecue lunch, the chance to win door prizes, live music and entertainment, local vendors, a bounce house, face painting, hay rides and other activities. Also, a service dog will be presented to a veteran in need. For more information, please call 850-814-4320, or visit the events Facebook page (OperationBarnabasInc). Col. Samuel Elbert DAR meeting set for April 2 The Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its regular meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 2, at IHOP in Starke. Anne Smoak will be the hostess. Her program will be on Florida in the early 20th century. Do you have a Revolutionary War-era Patriot in your family tree? If you would like to 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.
12B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 22, 2018 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Bailee Sheppard and Josh Worten exhibited the top two steers at the Bradford-Union 4-H and FFA Steer and Breed Show at the Bradford County Fair, while Walker Thompson and Nathan Boone exhibited the top two heifers. Sheppards steer was also the reserve grand champion. She received a rosette and buckle for each award, plus $300 for the homegrown grand championship, which was sponsored by Boone Septic. Wortens steer was also the homegrown reserve grand champion. He received rossettes and plaques for both awards as well as $150 for winning the homegrown reserve grand championship, which was sponsored by Union Power and Equipment. awards (in order) went to Sheppard, Worten, Chase Roberts, Walker Thompson and Karlie Hardee. Gordon Smith and Ward-Wiggins Farm sponsored the $150 and prizes, respectively, while Sal Perez Club Calves sponsored the $100 third-place prize. The Kiwanis Club of Starke sponsored the $75 fourthplace prize, while 3RD cattle prizes. The homegrown champion breeder (steers) was Rodney Cattle was named homegrown reserve champion breeder presented to both Walker Thompson showed the grand champion heifer, earning a rosette and belt buckle, while Nathan Boone showed the reserve grand champion heifer, earning a rosette and a plaque. Both animals were also the homegrown award winners, with Thompson receiving a rosette, buckle and $200, sponsored by Robby Worrell Construction, and Boone receiving a rosette, plaque and $100, sponsored by 3RD Cattle and Hulsey Hauling. heifer awards went to (in order) Thompson, Boone, Payton Thompson, Bailee Sheppard and Harley Seay. North Florida Cattlemens Association sponsored the $150, $125, $100 and $75 prizes, while 3RD Cattle prize. The homegrown champion breeder (breed) was Whitehead Family Cattle, while the homegrown reserve champion breeder (breed) was Boone Acres. Each received a Overall performance, showmanship The Zedra Hamilton family sponsored two overallperformance awards, with Josh Worten earning the steer award and Harley Seay earning the breed award. Tanner Connell received the $200 Citizenship Award, sponsored by the Harold E. Waters family in memory of Donna and Lynne Waters. Kaylie Whitehead earned the Tough Girl Award and received a pocket knife. In the Bradford-Union Cattlemens Association showmanship contest, Nathan senior division, followed by Bailee Sheppard, Josh Worten. Madison Bennett and Tara Holtzendorf. Cash prizes were sponsored by Bradford County Farm Bureau ($300), Joe Hendricks Farm ($200), EC Cattle ($150), Kellie Connell ($100) and GL Cattle ($75). Harley Seay placed division, followed by Walker Thompson, Maci Whitehead, Madison Brown and Brady Pearson. Prizes were sponsored by Badcock of Starke and Lake Butler ($300), Emerson Nursery and Rental Plants ($200), Bradford Soil and Water Conservation ($150), Westside Feed II ($100) and Patrick Hartley Welding ($75). the junior division, followed by Sydney Box, Ryder Thompson, Noah Williams and Karly Shatto. Prizes were sponsored by Teal Tile Carpet ($300), Swift Creek Realty ($200), Bradford Soil and Water Conservation ($150), Westside Feed II ($100) and Realtor Kayla Alvarez ($75). gain awards Bradford-Union Cattlemens Association Herdsman Award winners were Tara Holtzendorf (senior), Katie Caren (intermediate) and Shayna Durrance (junior). Their $125 prizes were sponsored by Suburban Carpet Cleaners (senior) and Thompsons Auto Sales (intermediate and junior). Kaylie Whitehead and Madison Bennett placed second and third, respectively, in the senior division, with Suburban Carpet Cleaners sponsoring the $100 secondplace and $75 third-place awards, respectively. Kendal Stalnaker placed second in the intermediate division, followed by Hunter Williams. Their awards were sponsored by Whitehead Family Cattle. In the junior division, Jordan Hamilton was second, followed by Kody Stalnaker. Bradford Soil and Water Conservation sponsored the second-place award, while Clyatt Well Drilling sponsored the third-place award. In the steer weight-gain contest, Garrison Ritch placed sponsor Gator II Farm Supply/ Ken Mueller. Judd Connell and Jenna Ritch tied for AAA Hay Farms sponsoring the $62.50 prizes. Record book In the Bradford 4-H Intermediate record-book contest (steer), Jordan Hamilton and Walker Thompson placed Grant Dicks and Ella Dicks respectively, in the Union Intermediate 4-H record-book contest. In 4-H Junior record book, Garrison Ritch and Jacee respectively. Williams Cattle sponsored the intermediate division, while Gordon Smith and North Florida Custom Meats sponsored the $30 secondplace prizes. North Florida Custom Meats sponsored the junior division prizes. Josh Worten and Jenna Ritch Senior record-book contest (steer). The Kiwanis Club of Starke and North Florida Custom Meats sponsored the place prizes. Macy Malphurs and Trevor second in the FFA Junior record-book contest. Randy Conner and Boone Acres Cattle place prizes, respectively. In the 4-H recordbook contest (breed), Tara Holtzendorf and Tatum Howard senior division, while Walker Thompson and Noah Williams intermediate division. Shayna junior division, while Ryder Thompson and Addison Wright tied for second. Bob and Janice Tyliczka and Bennett Farms sponsored the place awards in the senior division. Emerson Nursery and Rental Plants sponsored the intermediate awards, while Eric Crawford and Shatto Heating and Air sponsored the junior awards. Katie Caren and Harley in the FFA Senior record-book contest (breed). EC Cattle and North Florida Custom Meats and $30 second-place prizes, respectively. Trevor Holtzendorf and Eli respectively, in the FFA Junior record-book contest. Malcolm Hill sponsored the prizes. Bradford-Union Cattlemens Association Herdsman Award winners were Tara Holtzendorf (senior), Katie Caren (intermediate) and Shayna Durrance (junior). Their $125 prizes were sponsored by Suburban Carpet Cleaners (senior) and Thompsons Auto Sales (intermediate and junior). Kaylie Whitehead and Madison Bennett placed second and third, respectively, in the senior division, with Suburban Carpet Cleaners sponsoring the $100 secondplace and $75 third-place awards, respectively. Kendal Stalnaker placed second in the intermediate division, followed by Hunter Williams. Their awards were sponsored by Whitehead Family Cattle. In the junior division, Jordan Hamilton was second, followed by Kody Stalnaker. Bradford Soil and Water Conservation sponsored the second-place award, while Clyatt Well Drilling sponsored the thirdplace award. Sheppard, Thompson show top steer, heifer at fair Strawberry Invitational set The Starke Golf and Country Club will host the 51 st Strawberry Invitational April 14-15. Players will be placed in one round scores. The entry fee is $135 per player. Meals are included in the cost. To register, please call the Starke Golf and Country Club at 904-964-5441, or send email to jacksonville@amateurgolftour. net. Starke Kiwanis golf 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).