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, April 5, 2018 138 th Year 35 TH Issue 75 Cents Schools have new science curriculum The Bradford County School Board voted their approval of the science curriculum from grades K, and from EMC2 for Anatomy and Physiology at the March 12 board 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 hearing before a 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 Florida Museum spring plant sale April 6 Florida Museum visitors will have the opportunity to browse more than 175 species of plants during its annual spring plant sale from April 6 to 8. At one of the museums largest sales of the year, guests can pollinators, as well as edible plants from Natural Treasures Farm & Nursery. More than half of our planned species are native to Florida, Rainforest assistant manager. This will include host plants, or the food for caterpillars, as well as nectar plants for adult species of ornamental plants often asked about will also be available for sale. and ecotypes, and this years sale will also feature new additions, including the Rattlesnake Calathea, an ornamental that Rainforest exhibit. Every large plant sale we strive to offer old favorites as well as new and unusual plants for sale, Fessenden said. This year is no different. We plan to have several rare species of native plants for sale that we have never offered before, such as Fever Tree and a native species of rose. The event will be held outside the Florida Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 6 and 7, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on April 8. All Rainforest exhibit. This year customers will be free to wander and pick plants they want themselves instead of waiting for staff to serve them, which, we think, will make for an even better experience for our visitors, Fessenden said. For more information, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/ event/spring-plant-sale or call Community News Dig in! County breaks ground on Speedville Fire Station Man stabs several victims, caught in Georgia Clay Electric holds 80 th annual meeting A Worthington Springs man was captured in Georgia after we went on a rampage in Bradford County stabbing three people. Quandrell Xavier Steele, 25, was arrested March 30 by Bradford deputies for battery, criminal mischief with property damage, burglary, vehicle theft, three counts of aggravated battery, three counts of robbery and two counts of larceny, all of which arose from a March 24 incident. According to the arrest report, Bradford Deputy Sergeant Russell Gordon and Deputy David Watson responded to a report of several persons being stabbed. Watson approached the residence and noticed a window broken out on the left of the front door. He announced himself and everyone inside the residence began yelling for help. suspect, Steele, was not on the scene. He observed one male victim with a shirt wrapped around his arm with an obvious laceration with stab wounds to her upper torso. He advised dispatch the scene was secure and to call for EMS to come to the scene. Another victim was discovered, a on her arms. Watson heard some yelling of help outside and when he went out he discovered another female victim trying to sit up in a ditch with several lacerations and stab wounds to as the one who had attacked her with a knife. EMS arrived on the scene and all of the victims were treated at the scene and then transported to Shands UF due to the severity of their injuries. The victim with only arms was the only one able to be questioned. She said that she and her friends had been riding around and at some point, had by her as Steele. She said she did Steele Flight instructor: deceased Lawtey pilot cut corners BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor a Lawtey pilot killed in a December 26, 2016 crash told National Transportation Safety Board investigators that his former student, pushed his training as hard as he could and cut corners wherever he could. The NTSB reported the Aviation Accident and Factual Report issued last month. The Cessna 182 piloted by Joseph David Starling, 41, crashed into mountain terrain 15 miles south-southeast of its intended destination: the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport. Also killed in the crash were Starlings son: eight-yearold Hunter Starling and the pilots girlfriend: Kim Smith, 42 of High Springs. Keystone Heights Airpark. Eric Weiss, a spokesperson for the NTSB, said the recentlyissued report only lists the facts uncovered by investigators. A agency will issue later will probable cause, he said. The factual report also said the pilots liver contained the prescription stimulant Phentermine. It is a central nervous system stimulant, and side effects include overstimulation, restlessness and dizziness, the NTSB report stated. It carries the warning: phentermine may impair the ability of the patient to engage in potentially hazardous activities such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle; the patient should therefore be cautioned accordingly. The report also stated that weather conditions along the Instrument Flight Rules, while conditions around the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport allowed for Visual Flight Rules. Starling was only rated for Visual Flight Rules. The instructor told the NTSB that Starling took off in IFR conditions from the Keystone Airpark, known as 42J, in the past. that he watched the pilot depart (L-r) David Starling, Hunter Starling and Kim Smith were killed in a Dec. 26, 2016 plance crash in Tennessee. See PILOT, 3A Hundreds of Clay Electric Cooperative members met in Keystone Heights on March 29 for the co-ops 80 th annual meeting. Members were treated to a chicken lunch, entertainment, door prizes and speeches from the co-ops leadership. Members also reelected trustees Susan Reeves, DeWitt Hersey and John Henry Whitehead to threeyear terms. Each trustee ran without opposition this year. Hersey represents District 5 which includes all of Bradford and Baker counties. The District 7 trustee: Whitehead represents Union, Columbia and Suwannee counties. Reeves represents District 3 which includes parts of Alachua and Putnam counties. Sharon Beavers of Orange Springs won the top door prize: a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado pickup. The co-op also gave away around 100 additional door prizes. Pictured is Clay Electric Director of Member and Public Relations Derick Thomas giving the keys to the truck to Beavers. station in Speedville said it was a long time coming. County commissioners overcame their sticker shock over how the cost of the project had multiplied during the design phase and awarded the $700,000-plus construction contract to M&R Construction last October. station to be built after the formation of Bradford County Fire Rescue and appointment of Fire Chief Chip Ware to help unite the volunteers and reinvigorate the force while Volunteers, many from the former Keystone Heights Fire Department, who contributed both cash and equipment to the project, will serve the Speedville and Santa Fe Lakes areas of Bradford County. The site will also serve as the new courthouse annex, See STATION, 2A See STABBING, 5A See NEWS, 6A
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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 NOTICE OF LAND USE CHANGE e Board of County Commissioners of Bradford County, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area shown on the map below, by amending the text of the Bradford County Comprehensive Plan, hereinaer referred to as the Comprehensive Plan, as follows: CPA 17-01, an application by the Board of County Commissioners, to amend the text of the Comprehensive Plan by amending Policy I.1.7 and Policy I.2.2 of the Future Land Use Element to add a new future land use classication entitled Commercial, Highway Interchange Land Use. A public hearing will be conducted by the Board of County Commissioners to consider the amendment and enactment of the ordinance adopting the amendment on April 19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereaer as the matter can be heard, in County Commission Meeting Room, County Courthouse located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida. e title of said ordinance shall read, as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE BRADFORD COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; RELATING TO AN AMENDMENT TO THE TEXT OF THE BRADFORD COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, CPA 1701, BY THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, UNDER THE AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH 163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING POLICY I.1.7 AND POLICY I.2.2 OF THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT TO ADD A NEW FUTURE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION ENTITLED COMMERCIAL, HIGHWAY INTERCHANGE LAND USE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE e public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. 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 persons may appear and be heard with respect to the amendment and the ordinance adopting the amendment on the date, time and place as referenced above. Copies of the amendment are available for public inspection at the Oce of the Director of Zoning, County Courthouse located at 945 North Temple Avenue, North Wing, Starke, Florida, during regular business hours. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the oce of the County Manager at 904.966.6327, at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing or via Florida Relay Service 800.955.8771. Page 1 of 2NOTICE OF LAND USE CHANGEThe Board of County Commissioners of Bradford County, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area shown on the map below, by amending the text of the Bradford County Comprehensive Plan, hereinafter referred to as the Comprehensive Plan, as follows: CPA 1701, an application by the Board of County Commissioners, to amend the text of the Comprehensive Plan by amending Policy I.1.7 and Policy I.2.2 of the Future Land Use Element to add a new future land use classification entitled Commercial, H ighway Interchange Land Use. formerly located at the Santa Fe College Watson Center, which donated the land for the building. The annex houses services residents would normally have to travel to Starke for, Commissioner Danny Riddick, who fought for project funding for his district, said it was the community coming together that made the station a reality. He also thanked God, saying the project was backed by at least three years of prayer. The lives that this station is going to save, we cant even count, he said, thanking everyone for who played a role. Above: Commissioner Danny Riddick addresses the crowd and those ready to turn Gordon Smith, Commissioners Chris Dougherty, Frank Durrance and Ross Chandler, STATION Continued from 1A Arc of Bradford County ends mean and lean year BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The executive director of the Arc of Bradford County described what she called a mean-and-lean year and a year during the organizations annual meeting, held March 31 at the Arcs Adult Day Training Facility. The Arc of Bradford County assists people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Bradford, Clay, Alachua and Union counties. Executive Director Sherry Ruzkowski said there were many positives during the year, including a $7,500 grant from the Clay Electric Foundation for the purchase of new equipment in the woodshop. This allowed us to increase our productivity as well as ensure a safer working environment for our consumers, she said. The timing of this grant was excellent as we had realized an increase in our production orders and an expansion of our customer base that made it possible for us to meet those demands. Ruzkowski also reported on the organizations sale of 36 acres located on State Road 100 between Starke and Keystone Heights. She also said that through the Bradford County SHIP repairs to its Stellas Place Group Home, including a new new appliances, new tile and renovations to the bathrooms. A new covered walkway was added to the front of the house to allow consumers access to the bus without being exposed to weather elements, she said. Ruzkowski thanked board members Chuck Kramer and Lori Thompson for spearheading Fundraiser which brought in over $8,600. It was a phenomenal success, she said. This hopefully will become an annual event for the board of directors. Ruzkowski said that although Hurricane Irma caused no structures, she was forced to close the adult day training facility for three days because of a lack of electricity. The loss of revenues was she reported. Staff submitted a claim for lost revenues with our insurance carrier and discovered that we may recoup some of our losses, but certainly not all. The Florida Department of Transportations denial of two grants was another setback for the organization. Ruzkowski said that over the past 12 years, the state agency has provided funding for vehicles and repairs. However, last year, the agency turned down the Bradford County Arc. This was very disappointing, said Ruzkowski. We had been transportation due to extensive vehicle repairs. She added that in December 2017, the group applied for another grant to purchase a new vehicle. Ruzkowski also said that after a 30-year run, a group home not doors. We were asked to provide residential services for two of their residents, she added. As it happened, we were able to receive one at Stellas Place Group Home and the other at our Glendale Street Group Home, and bringing all our homes to full capacity. Elected for one-year terms on the organizations board of directors during the annual meeting were President Donna Solze, Vice President David Dodge, Secretary Anna Clayton, Treasurer James Eison, Robert Kelly, Ray Norman, Josh Adkins, Steve Futch, James Green, Teresa Patterson, Chuck Kramer, Deborah Rudd, Mary Agnes Goldwire and Lori Thompson. County: DEP permit not enough for plumbing company BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor With the Florida Department of Environmental Protections imminent issuance of a permit to Triple S Plumbing to allow for the land application of treated septic tank sludge to acreage off of Northwest County Road 125, the Bradford County Commission has decided to make it a zoning issue. Residents have vocally opposed Triple S disposal activities, citing health and safety concerns as well as quality of life issues like the smell of the waste, which they say drives them indoors. The commission has been sympathetic, in particular the residents commissioner, Kenny Thompson, who has worked against Triple S during its permitting process. On Monday, Thompson said the opposition is based on the companys track record, which he claimed included dumping See TRIPLE S, 3A
Thursday, April 5, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 3A Bounce Houses Water Slides Dunk Tanks Trackless Train rf CALL OR TEXT904-364-6128 LAWN SERVICES Mowing Weed Eating Edging Hedge Trimming LOCAL BUSINESSFREE ESTIMATESLIC# 2199 INSURED Cell: 904-966-3017 42J with his family on multiple occasions in weather that was below VFR minimums, the report stated. He said that he counseled the pilot numerous times about operating the airplane VFR in instrument conditions. Most recently, he counseled the pilot two weeks before the accident. school owner stated, Ive been and I tried to explain to him the history of pilots with an antiauthority attitude. Its an attitude that catches up with you. He was no mountain experience. There was an AIRMET for mountain obscuration that daythere was plenty of information out there. Investigators also wrote in the report: When asked why he thought the accident pilot with those conditions along his I counseled him numerous times about taking instrument training and getting an instrument rating. Lots of us around here did. He couldnt be bothered. He would just draw that pink line on his iPad and go. PILOT Continued from 1A untreated human waste in the neighborhood. Thompson said he conferred with the county zoning department and attorney Will Sexton, and they determined a special exception is required for any kind of solid waste facility on the agriculturally zoned land. At his request, the commission agreed to allow Sexton to send letters to Triple S informing them of the requirement. Upon hearing the latest, David Skinner, the owner of Triple perspective, on the eve of FDEP county is trying to shut down his small business. Skinner called Thompsons claim that he dumped untreated waste on the site a percent lie. Why can he not be man enough to come to me and say that? Skinner asked. Im just trying to make an honest living, and he wants to say Im putting untreated sewage on the ground. He also feels singled out as other companies and their practices have not been scrutinized. According to the countys land development regulations, solid waste facilities require a special exception on agriculturally zoned sludge from a waste treatment works, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility or garbage, rubbish, refuse, or other discarded material, including solid, liquid, semisolid, or contained gaseous material resulting from domestic, industrial, commercial, mining, agricultural, or governmental operations. waste facilities as structures or systems designed for the collection, processing or disposal of solid wastes, including hazardous wastes, and includes transfer stations, processing plants, recycling plants, and disposal systems. That raises the question what facility or system the county is trying to regulate in reference to Triple S Plumbings disposal activities. According to Skinner, there is no facility on the site. Trucks transport the treated liquid and apply it to the ground. Like everyone in the business, Skinner said he needs somewhere for the waste he collects and processes at his actual facility on State Road 100 to go. When he doesnt have that place, his trucks sit there. The government is putting me out of business, he said. Sexton said they are interpreting the language about solid waste disposal systems to include the land application of treated biosolids. Land application is not listed as a permitted use anywhere in the document, Sexton said, so the is the closest similar use that would allow the land application to take place, but it does require a special exception. The permitted uses under AG-2 dont describe anything like what theyre doing, so I suppose the county could take the position that its simply not allowed at all, he said. What they have done is look at all of the county is trying to stop them. I think the county is trying to require them to do what theyre supposed to do, but with an eye towards allowing them to do it if thats possible, so long as they meet the requirements. Sexton mentioned allegations that the business has dumped untreated biosolids on the site as well as into the city of Starkes sewer system and on state property. Skinner said he doesnt believe he could get a fair hearing before commission, which still serves as the Bradford Board of Adjustment. Theres no way humanly possible, because Im about to get my permit and to shut me down, he said. Skinner does have representation, and attorney Matt Taylor said the Skinners activities have been ongoing and always permitted. In fact, it was during a 2016 hearing before the state health departments variance board seeking an extension allowing Triple S to continue land spreading the waste under its health department permit while seeking a permit from FDEP that Taylor confronted Sexton about his reason for being there to oppose the extension. He said Sexton misrepresented himself and was evasive about whether he was there representing himself or the county commission and whether he had the countys permission to be there. out why the county is requiring the Skinners to jump through a hoop that doesnt exist for anyone else. Theyre not the only company thats land spreading in Bradford County, he said. If the county doesnt relent, this will not be resolved without If the folks in Bradford County are concerned about wasting money and time and effort, theyre about to waste a heck of a lot of the countys time, money and effort because we will take them to task on that, Taylor said. Florida law is clear, he added: You cannot single out an entity and treat them differently under your rules and regulations. Early on in the process, the company was found in violation, problem, Taylor said. None of the other allegations that have been raised against the company have proven to be true, and many were discovered to be lies. In fact, one complaint of foul-smelling waste being spread was made while an FDEP representative was observing the company dispose at a completely different location and their other truck was undergoing maintenance, he said. They have never not been permitted, said Taylor. To now, after the fact, require a special exception for something youve permitted for this long Id be interested in seeing how thats going to happen. FDEP has published its intent to issue a land application permit to Triple S barring a petition for an administrative hearing from an interested party. According to information published by the agency, it assures compliance with permits and state environmental regulations as follows: All wastewater permitted sites have thorough routine inspections. These inspections include onsite visits and extensive paperwork review to ensure all required documentation of the onsite operations meet permit requirements. Reports received from the permittee for the land application site and for the biosolids treatment facility will be reviewed upon receipt for potential noncompliance with the approved Nutrient Management Plan, the permit and DEP rules and regulations. lf a violation is discovered, on getting the facility back into compliance as quickly as possible. Should formal enforcement become necessary, the department takes corrective action and uses every tool at its disposal to hold offenders accountable. lf regulated entities do not comply, the department does and will take enforcement actions. The Environmental Protection Agency has published the following information about biosolds: The terms biosolids and sewage sludge are often used interchangeably. When properly treated and processed, sewage sludge becomes biosolids which are nutrient-rich organic materials produced from wastewater treatment facilities. Biosolids can be recycled and applied as fertilizer to improve and maintain productive soils and stimulate plant growth. Effective sewage sludge and biosolids management options help ensure that useful materials are recycled on land and harmful materials are not released to water bodies. As far as class goes, Class B biosolids are not as clean as higher classes and can contain a higher level of detectable pathogens and require a conditional permit for use as fertilizer. While they are treated, they are not necessarily odorless. According to the EPA, Biosolids may have their own distinctive odor depending on the type of treatment it has been through. Some biosolids may have only a slight musty, ammonia odor. Others have a stronger odor that may be offensive to some people. Much of the odor is caused by compounds containing sulfur and ammonia, both of which are plant nutrients. According to the draft permit, all biosolid applications are required to be treated by lime stabilization at the Triple-S Plumbing facility. This treatment screens the material (removes plastics and solids) and adds lime which is mixed by using aeration to reduce and stabilizes odors. This treatment also disinfects the biosolids from pathogens. There are also conditions that address runoff and groundwater contamination. TRIPLE S Continued from 2A Drivers, guinea pig uninjured in collision (Right) Hariwan Hagi of Jacksonville with his black pick up on the side of the road, with the white Nissan SUV that rear-ended him still in the middle of S.R. 16 at Northeast 17 th Avenue. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A rear-end collision on State Road 16 East of Starke Monday morning resulted in an overturned SUV. However, the drivers of both vehicles, in addition to a passenger in the overturned car: a guinea pig were uninjured. Hariwan Hagi of Jacksonville said he was approaching Starke, Gainesville. He was driving a black pickup approaching Northeast 17 th Avenue when another pickup in front of him slowed to make a turn onto the road leading south to S.R. 230. I looked in my mirror and saw her coming fast and she was right up on me, recalled Hagi of the seconds before impact. Hagi said he had enough time to brace himself before the Nissan SUV struck his pickup with a glancing blow. The driver of the SUV but declined to give her last name. She said she was from Jacksonville on her way to Waldo. I was going the speed limit, she said. I didnt see the vehicle in front of him, but I did see him slam on his brakes. I tried to Rebecca added that her passenger, a guinea pig named Coco, came out of its cage immediately after the collision and wound up by the drivers head. I started smelling gas and I knew I had to get out of there fast, she recalled. The window was broken so I kicked the airbags out of the way and got out. God was with me. Inset: A passenger in the SUV: a guinea pig named Coco appeared uninjured after the collision. Hurricane, new power sources highlight co-ops year BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Clay Electric General Manager and CEO Ricky Davis said during the co-ops annual meeting that Hurricane Irma cost the cooperative $18 million. He also outlined solar and natural gas projects the co-ops power supplier has planned as well as other topics during his annual presentation to members. Davis began by touting Clay Electrics J.D. Power customer satisfaction ranking, saying the market research company ranked Clay Electric eighth out of 168 electric utilities in the country according to customer satisfaction. Operation Roundup Davis also reviewed the activities of the cooperatives new foundation and funding vehicle: Operation Roundup. The voluntary program rounds up participating members monthly bills to the next whole dollar, contributing the additional money to a foundation which makes community grants. Davis said the cooperative has a long history of supporting local charities, adding that Operation Roundup mirrors the co-ops founding ideals. Operation Roundup is an example of people coming together and pooling their resources to accomplish a greater good, he said, much like residents of north Florida did a number of years ago when they formed Clay Electric and brought electricity to rural farms and communities. He added that 93 percent of the co-ops members participate in the program. The co-op collects around $77,000 each month under Operation Roundup. Since the program launched in January 2017, the Clay Electric Foundation has granted 97 awards totaling $900,000. Capital credits Davis said that since 1976, the co-op has returned capital to its members through capital credit refunds. He said the utility has refunded $166 million to its members over the 42-yearstretch. This year, your board voted to retire capital credits totaling $12 million, he said. This is an increase of 50 percent over the 2017 approved retirement amount, he said. Clay Electric Cooperative General Manager and CEO Ricky Davis addresses co-op members during the utilitys annual meeting March 29 in Keystone Heights. Advanced metering infrastructure Davis said that the utility is continuing to develop its Advanced Metering Infrastructure, which allows twoway communication between members meters and the co-op and eliminates the need for a human meter reader. This system does much more than just read meters, he said, adding that the technology can cut power off and on remotely, which saves you money because we dont have to roll a vehicle. He also said the smart meters will notify the co-op of outages and allow the utility to restore power quicker. Well know your power went out, probably before you do, he said. He also said the meters ability to produce daily reports will allow members to monitor their power consumption daily and reduce their costs. At the conclusion of his presentation, one member asked Davis about the jobs of the coops current meter readers. For the last two, two-and-ahalf years, we have brought in a lot of temporary meter readers, he said. Those temporary meter readers know when they come in that they are not (permanent), theyre just temporaries. He also said that the new system will require some personnel for maintenance. Hurricane Irma Davis said Hurricane Irma, which made landfall on Sept. 11, 2017, was the costliest storm in the co-ops history. Restoration costs for this storm alone was approximately $18 million, he said. Davis added that at the peak of the storm, 92 percent of the coops accounts lost power. That included the 13 substations that were without service, he said. We had 369 transformers that had to be replaced and over 400 poles that had to be replaced. Davis said the co-op brought in over 1,200 personnel to assist Clay Electric crews restore power. They came as far away as Wisconsin, he said. New headquarters Davis also updated the membership on the co-ops new headquarters. In 2017, two additional buildings were completed, he said. These two buildings house See DAVIS, 4A
NOTICE OF ZONING CHANGE The Board of County Commissioners of Bradford County, Florida proposes to amend the text of the Bradford County Land Development Regulations, as amended, hereinafter referred to as the Land Development Regulations, within the area shown on the map below, as follows: (1) LDR 17-02, an application by the Board of County Commissioners, to amend the text of the Land Development Regulations by amending Section 4.3.4 entitled Prohibited Uses and Structures to prohibit medical marijuana dispensing facilities; by amending Section 4.4.4 entitled Prohibited Uses and Structures to prohibit medical marijuana dispensing facilities; by amending Section 4.5.4 entitled Prohibited Uses and Structures to prohibit medical marijuana dispensing facilities; by amending Section 4.6.4 entitled Prohibited Uses and Structures to prohibit medical marijuana dispensing facilities, by amending Section 4.7.4 entitled Prohibited Uses and Structures to prohibit medical marijuana dispensing facilities; by amending Section 4.8.4 entitled Prohibited Uses and Structures to prohibit medical marijuana dispensing facilities; by amending Section 4.9.4 entitled Prohibited Uses and Structures to prohibit medical marijuana dispensing facilities; by amending Section 4.10.4 entitled Prohibited Uses and Structures to prohibit medical marijuana dispensing facilities; by amending Section 4.11.4 entitled Prohibited Uses and Structures to prohibit medical marijuana dispensing facilities; by amending Section 4.12.4 entitled Prohibited Uses and Structures to prohibit medical marijuana dispensing facilities; by amending Section 4.13.2 entitled Permitted Principal Uses and Structures to add medical marijuana dispensing facilities; by amending Section 4.14.2 entitled Permitted Principal Uses and Structures to add medical marijuana dispensing facilities; and by amending Section 4.16.4 entitled Prohibited Uses and Structures to prohibit medical marijuana dispensing facilities. (2) LDR 17-03, an application by the Board of County Commissioners, to amend the text of the Land Development Regulations by amending Article 4 entitled Zoning Regulations to add a new zoning district Section 4.21 entitled CHI Commercial, Highway Interchange Zoning District. Public hearings will be conducted by the Board of County Commissioners to consider the amendments and enactment of the ordinances adopting the amendments on April 19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matters can be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room, County Courthouse located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida. The title of said ordinances shall read, as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE BRADFORD COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, AS AMENDED, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, LDR 17-02, BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.3.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.4.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.5.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.6.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.7.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.8.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.9.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.10.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.11.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.12.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.13.2 ENTITLED PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES TO ADD MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.14.2 ENTITLED PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES TO ADD MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.16.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE AN ORDINANCE OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE BRADFORD COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, AS AMENDED, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, LDR 17-03, BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING ARTICLE 4 ENTITLED ZONING REGULATIONS TO ADD SECTION 4.21 ENTITLED CHI COMMERCIAL, HIGHWAY INTERCHANGE ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE The public hearings may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearings shall be announced during the public hearings and that no further notice concerning the matters will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearings. At the aforementioned public hearings, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the amendments and the ordinances adopting the amendments on the date, time and place as referenced above. of Zoning, County Courthouse located at 945 North Temple Avenue, North Wing, Starke, Florida, during regular business hours. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in by 5:00 p.m. at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing or via Florida Relay Service 800.955.8771. our central headquarters and will meet our needs for many years to come. Davis added that the co-op will demolish the old headquarters building and will replace it with a new Keystone Heights District He also said the co-ops new nearing completion. Seminole Electric Davis also talked about the coops power supplier: Seminole Electric, which has since 1984 Generating Station in Palatka. Last year, Seminole, which is also a cooperative, owned by nine Florida electric cooperatives, including Clay Electric, The 2.2-megawatt facility with more than 8,000 panels, came online in August. Davis said Seminole is considering adding 40 to 75 more solar megawatts in the near future. This is one of the many steps Seminole is taking to ensure a balanced approach to its power supply, Davis said. He added that late last year, Seminole announced a new, long-range power supply plan that will further diversify its fuel sources. The plan outlines a combination of purchased power agreements, the construction of a new 1,050-megawatt natural gas generator at the co-ops Palatka facility and the removal of one units in Palatka. He said completion of the natural gas generator is scheduled generator will cease operating in Rates Lastly, Davis discussed the co-ops rate structure, reminding the Keystone Heights crowd that in January the utility said it was raising its access charge, formally known as the customer charge from $20 to $23. He said the new monthly recommended by a rate study the co-op commissioned. I am happy to report that our rate of $112.90 for 1,000 kilowatt hours remains comparable with the other 15 cooperatives in the state, he said, and many neighboring utilities. He added that only two of the states 15 electric cooperatives have a lower cost for 1,000 residential kilowatts than Clay Electric. DAVIS Continued from 3A Co-op board president lauds utilitys response to hurricane BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor During Clay Electrics annual meeting on March 29, the president of the cooperatives board of trustees praised the coops management and employees for the utilitys response to Hurricane Irma. Jo Ann Smith said the codecisions prior to the storm making landfall in September 2017. I will tell you that Ricky Davis and his management team made some very, very tough, hardline calls prior to Irma, she said. The discussion was: Do we bring extra lineman? Do we bring extra equipment? Do we get people in here to clear right of ways now? He made the decision to invest the money in getting them here. If you dontthey go somewhere else, and we would have been further down the list. When you are talking about serving 175,000 members and 90 percent of them have no power, she said of the storms aftermath, if you dont do your job ahead of time, you and I might not have power today, it would have taken so long. You can measure how well this co-op has done, just by the success of you and I not being out of power for 10 days, Smith added, and in some of these other hurricanes, we were. Smith also recognized the founding members of Clay Electric, saying their vision, and the contributions of following todays co-op members. There are some of us who didnt always have electricity, she said, but there were those in our past relatives and friends of yours and mine who had the vision and the interest to bring electric power to our area. Youth tour participants recall Washington trip Brandon Ludwig of Keystone Heights High School (left) and Andrew High School recalled their trip to Washington D.C. as part of the Clay Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Two participants in Clay Electric Cooperatives 2017 Youth Tour told co-op members about their experiences visiting Washington, D.C. last June. Each year, the cooperative sends one 11-grade student from each of the 26 high schools within Clay Electrics service area to Tallahassee for three days. During the tour, students learn about state government, in addition to competing for a trip to Washington later in the year. Last year, Union County High School student Andrew Paul of Keystone Heights High School and Cole Tadrowski of P.K. Yonge in Gainesville won the week to Washington. During Clay Electrics annual Ludwig thanked co-op members for sponsoring the week-long tour of the nations capital. buff with an interest in all things See YOUTH, 10A
Thursday, April 5, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 5A Garden The Garden column is sponsored by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Service in Bradford County. Readers who wish to pose gardening questions should forward them If life doesnt give you lemons, grow them yourself The Meyer lemon tree is a fun tree that always seems to be blooming or fruiting. Many Meyer lemon trees are starting to bloom now, wonderful fresh citrus scent to many homes. Whats a better way to tackle spring cleaning than with an all-natural lemon scent? These low maintenance trees dont require a lot of work in order to delight gardeners, however, there are a few steps that you can take in order to grow lemons. Lemon blooms turn into fruit. If you dont have blooms, life wont give you lemons. Follow these simple steps to success. Make sure your trees get at least six hours of sunlight a day. Southern facing areas are great locations. Place potted, indoor trees by a large sunny window and rotate every three weeks. Over watering or under watering your tree can harm fruit production. The soil should slightly dry out between watering events, but it should never completely dry out. Check on your soil once a week, if it feels dry to the touch two inches below the surface of the soil then its time to water. If the leaves are drooping like they are too heavy for the branches and turning dark brown or black the tree is getting too much water. If the leaves turn brown, yellow, or are crispy and dried or curl upwards your tree needs water. Get your soil tested and consult with your county to fertilize newly planted or established trees. Meyer lemon trees can withstand temperatures down to about 20 degrees. If your area gets colder than that, cover it or bring it inside. Be careful not to place them under a vent. Misting daily with a spray bottle can prevent them from drying out. Shape your trees so they are wide and branched out. Prune branches in the early spring or early fall that block the sunlight from the center of the tree to increase air circulation and sun exposure in the canopy. These branches often grow straight up and do not produce fruit. Prune damaged or crossing branches, too. Prevent fruit over bearing by removing a few lemons in large clusters when theyre pea sized. Once your lemons start to grow give them time to mature. They can take around 6 months to mature. Dont harvest them until their skin changes from green to dark yellow when ripe. Meyer lemons are the best for baking. Theyre a cross between a sweet orange and lemon, so theyre extra sweet. Your family and friends will be amazed once you present them with a dessert like lemon pound cake or lemon meringue pie made with Meyer lemons that you grew yourself! I have added my favorite lemon meringue pie recipe below. Meyer lemon trees along with will be available for purchase at our annual Spring Fling Plant Sale. It will be held on Saturday, May 12, at the Bradford County to noon just in time for Mothers Day. Hope to see you there! For more information, 966-6299. 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! not know him and that, in fact, it ever seen him. The group then proceeded to a residence to drink and listen to music but she was unsure what time they had gotten there, but she believed it to be about 4 a.m. The victim said everyone was in the bedroom, drinking and listening to music. She said Steele walked into the kitchen to get another beer and then said she heard him yelling that someone had his money. She said everyone walked into the kitchen and told him that no one had his money. She said Steele became very angry and checked everyones pockets for money. He took everyones money, grabbed a large butcher knife from the sink and began yelling at everyone, telling them that he would kill them if they did not give him his money. Steele then stabbed one of the victims while another jumped on Steeles back, but was thrown off. Steele began stabbing another of the victims and then began to chase another one toward the back door and began stabbing her. She ran out the door with Steele chasing her and the witness locked the door and called for help. The victim said Steele tried to reenter the residence but was unsuccessful. He then kicked in the glass next to the front door and gained entrance that way. She said he took the cell phones and the keys to a vehicle off the kitchen table and left the residence. Deputies tracked Steele to an area near LaGrange, Georgia, where authorities pulled him over and arrested him. woman a cigarette and prayer, attacked with knife A Lawtey woman told Bradford deputies she was attacked with a knife after offering the attacker a cigarette and prayer. Gretchen Marie Wilkinson, 39, of Lawtey was arrested March 27 by Bradford deputies for aggravated battery. According to the arrest report, Shoup responded to an address in Lawtey in reference to a battery investigation. In a sworn statement the victim said she had been sitting on her porch with two friends when she had seen Wilkinson crossing the street. The victim said she walked to the end of her driveway to see if Wilkinson was alright and asked her if she was. Wilkinson responded in a belligerent manner, but said she really just wanted a cigarette. The victim said she invited Wilkinson to her porch to have one and the victim and one of her friends could pray for her. The victim stated that the next thing she knew, she saw Wilkinsons arm coming up with what appeared to be a knife in her hand. The victim raised her hand to block Wilkinson from hitting her and was cut three times on the arm. The victim was then able to break free of the situation and run back to her residence and call the sheriffs foot towards another residence. Deputies located Wilkinson and she agreed to speak with them. Wilkinsons side of the story was a little different. In a recorded video, she stated she was walking along the street when the victim called out to her while walking toward her. Wilkinson said she and the victim began talking, then the victim began to punch her on the side of said that as she was being struck, she reached into her pocket and pulled out her pocket knife and held it up, in hopes it would stop the victim from hitting her. Wilkinson said the victim was cut while taking a swing at her while she was holding up the knife. She claimed she was simply defending herself. Based on the evidence and statements made, Wilkinson was arrested for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and was transported to the Bradford County Jail without incident. Reckless driver resists repossession A man refusing to turn over a repossessed car was stopped for reckless driving and eventually arrested. Earl Sparkman, 38, of Starke was arrested April 2 by Bradford deputies for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and resisting an According to the arrest report, Bradford Deputy Joshua Hill responded to request for an Sparkman had been stopped due to several reports of his driving recklessly. Two of the persons calling in the reported reckless driving were actually the owners of the vehicle being driven by Sparkman, and they had a repossession order. stop, one of the owners asked Sparkman for the keys to the vehicle, but he refused to turn them over. Deputies tried to explain to Sparkman about the repossession order to keep the situation calm. Sparkman refused cooperation and instead started the vehicle and attempted to drive away, almost hitting the vehicles owners in the process. Sparkman then stopped the vehicle and was told by deputies to get out, but he refused to do so. Hill opened the door of the vehicle and grabbed Sparkmans left arm and pulled him out of the vehicle. He then pushed the front of Sparkmans body against the bed of the truck to prevent his getting out of control. Sparkman was handcuffed after he was brought under control. He was arrested. The keys were given to the owners of the vehicle, who took possession of it. In other Bradford County arrests: Jessica Leigh Bradshaw, 34, of Lake Butler was arrested March 31 by Starke police on an out-ofcounty warrant. Crystal Lynn Braswell, 20, of Lawtey was arrested March 30 by Starke police for burglary and larceny. Randy H. Colby, 56, homeless, was arrested April 2 by Starke Police for trespassing and Tammy Lorene Cox, 50, of Lake Butler was arrested March 31 by Bradford deputies for two counts of failure to appear. Luis Cruz Colindre, 25, of Jacksonville, was arrested March 27 by the Florida Highway violation and a non-moving James Lawrence Easter, 20, of Brunswick, GA was arrested March 30 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Shawn Roy Fischer, 23, of Jacksonville was arrested March 29 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. John Nehemiah Goodman, 57, of Starke was arrested April 2 by Starke police for possession of marijuana and indecent exposure. James Ray Harris, 32, of Starke was arrested April 2 by Bradford deputies on an out-ofcounty warrant. Joseph Charles Herman, 26, of Jacksonville was arrested March 30 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Cody Marquie Hill, 24, of Starke was arrested March 31 by Starke Police for violation of David W. Hosier, 22, of Brunswick, GA was arrested March 30 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Eric Wayne Hudson, 39, of Jacksonville was arrested April 2 by Starke Police for a moving probation. Candice Melody Stein, 34, of Starke was arrested April 2 by Starke Police on an out-ofcounty warrant. John William Torrance, 34, was arrested on April 3 by Bradford deputies for a moving Frank Harold Waring, 37, of Lawtey was arrested March 30 by Bradford deputies for fraud. Brian Jerrod Wilkerson, 33, of Newberry was arrested March 28 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Deputies: Man dragged woman out of bed, tried to strangle her Union County Howard Edward Blank, 47, of Lake Butler was arrested March 27 by Union Deputy James Jankowski for aggravated assault (with intent to commit a felony), battery (felony battery resulting from strangulationpossibly without violence. According to the arrest report Jankowski was dispatched to the S&S store in Worthington Springs for a reported physical disturbance between a woman and her live-in boyfriend. The was waiting for law enforcement at the store. When the deputy arrived, the victim was still in her night wear and was barefooted. She said she had been having issues with her boyfriend for some time but could usually handle the situation, but that night she had become scared and she felt she needed help. She told Jankowski that she had been asleep in her bedroom when Blank, who she said was heavily intoxicated, had entered the room and pulled her from the bed by her feet, dragging her into the dining room. She said that he then put his hands around her throat and began choking her, but she managed to push him away with her feet and escape back to the bedroom when it took him a few moments to regain his balance. During the attack, she reported that Blank had told her he was going to kill her and her brother, who lives in another residence on the property. She took out her phone but was intimidated by Blanks objections and was afraid to call 911. She did text several requests to her family to call 911 for her. She said she was eventually able STABBING Continued from 1A See CRIME, 9A
N O T I C E O F G E N E R A L E L E C T I O N **OFFICIAL** I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in BRADFORD County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day of NOVEMBER, 2018, A.D., to fill or retain the following offices: United States Senator Representative in Congress: District 3 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture State Representative: District 19 Circuit Judge, Eighth Judicial Circuit: Groups 3, 4, 5 and 8 School Board: Districts 1, 2 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Bradford Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 NOTICE APPLICATIONS FOR BRADFORD COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD MEMBERSHIP The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council invites interested persons to apply for membership on the Bradford County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board. The Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board is an advisory Board that oversees the provision of public transportation services to disadvantaged citizens in Bradford County. These are volunteer positions. Applicants must be residents of Bradford County. Applications or additional information may be obtained by contacting: Lynn Godfrey, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2009 NW 67th Place, Gainesville, Florida 32653; phone 352.955.2200 x 110, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting our website at http:// www.ncfrpc.org/TD/td.html. Applications must be received no later than May 1, 2018. lcbvacadv.doc Church 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. St. John Missionary Baptist Church Hwy. 200B in Lawtey, invites you to join them for Family and Friends Day on Sunday, April 22, at 4 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Henry H. Wright of New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Starke Church of God by Faith 730 Old Lawtey Road, has a food pantry open every month from 10 a.m. to noon with a variety of food items available to give away. Email the details of your congregations upcoming special events to editor@ bctelegraph.com. DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 5 P.M. Community Mens Fellowship hosts Holy Week lunches 352-273-2057. EarthFest at Sustainable Living Center The Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice is hosting EarthFest on Saturday, April 7, at the Sustainable Living Center near Hampton. See the famous Earthman in concert and hear kids stories form Auntie Sage. Take an eco-trail hike, participate in a yoga class, visit a demonstration garden and compost display, and shop for arts and crafts. The festival takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the center, located at 10665 SW. 89th Ave. in Hampton. Inspired by the sounds of music The April 8 Commemorative Concert at Penney Farms, will be held in Penney Memorial Church,4465 Poling Blvd. at 7 p.m. The audience will be entertained by Stephen has been acclaimed as the consummate performer. He is a highly accomplished soloist who has been entertaining audiences for over 30 years. His performances feature a wide variety of music and styles including Broadway, standards, big band classics, inspirational and patriotic favorites. The concert is free and open to the general public. Parking is plentiful on neighborhood streets. Library co-op meeting The New River Public Library Cooperative Governing Board meeting will be held at the Raiford on Thursday, April 12, at 4 p.m. These meetings are open to the public. Republicans meet April 12 The monthly meeting of the Bradford County Republicans will be held on Thursday, April 12, in the Capital City Bank community room beginning at 7 p.m. The bank is located at 350 N. Temple Ave. (U.S. Hwy 301) in Starke. All Republicans are invited to attend. For more information please contact Chairman Richard Solze at 904-964-5803. Tournament for animals Lake Area Animal Advocates tournament for Puppy Hill Farm on Saturday, April 14, at Camp Montgomery, 88 SE 75th St. near Starke. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m. and the tournament starts at 8:30. Teams pay $10 per member to participate. Register by Tuesday, April 10, by calling 904-964-3906 or emailing email@example.com. Breakfast and lunch concessions will be on sale. 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. Start a business from your kitchen Do you like to bake bread, make pastries, pasta, candy, jams, jellies and preserves? Do you want to earn extra income from creating and selling these products? In 2011, The Florida Cottage Food Law was enacted to allow individuals to manufacture, sell and store certain types of cottage food products in an unlicensed home kitchen. This law has helped many individuals start their own businesses with little startup costs because they can create and sell products that are not considered potentially hazardous like breads, sweets, jams, dried fruits and herbs, seasonings and pasta, just to name a few without a state license, permit or inspection if their annual gross sales do not exceed $50,000. The Homemade Entrepreneur course will help participants understand the Cottage Food Law as well as increase their knowledge about food safety and quality, product development, regulatory requirements, and how to make jams, jellies and pasta. They will also develop marketing ideas and a business plan. Lunch is provided. This three-session course meets on May 17, 24 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bradford County Extension Starke. There is a registration fee of $100, and class size is limited to 25. To register go to http://bit. ly/2G5KaB3. For further information contact UF/IFAS Bradford County Extension Agent Samara Deary edu. Help build new veterans memorial American Legion Post 56 is raising funds by selling bricks that will become part of a new memorial at Charlie Schaefer Veterans Park in Starke. Anyone can purchase bricks in honor of any veteran who has or is still serving. To see examples of the brick sizes and design options, as well as to donate, visit www.polarengraving.com/ AmericanLegionPost56, or you can contact Felix RamosVargas at 904-769-1221 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Assistance for small businesses Michael Chung from Americas Small Business Development Center will be at the North Florida Regional Starke on the second Wednesday of the month ready to assist any small business with planning, plans and much more. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 904964-5278. NEWS Continued from 1A 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. 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. 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. 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. Killer Friday the 13th April 13 Can you imagine having to solve your own murder in order to stop getting killed? Somebody thought about it and added in some dark humor to make an entertaining thriller that made a killing in the theaters. If you havent seen it, youll have another chance when we show it at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 13. If you already lived through it once, see it again and catch the Bots n Blocks April 17 The Bradford County Public Library Childrens Department is taking building with Lego blocks to a new level. Bots n Blocks, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, is a program that will introduce children between the ages of 5 to 12 to a creative and exciting way to play building blocks. The fun starts at 4 p.m. and continues until 6 p.m. Contact Curtis at 904-368-3918 for details. Free tax return assistance The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program has been helping people prepare their tax returns since 1968. Last year, the program helped millions of low/ moderate-income taxpayers prepare their tax returns at more than 5,000 sites nationwide. Volunteers from AARP will be at the Bradford County Public Library on Wednesdays and tax returns. The service is free for bring his/her Social Security 2017 tax return. Appointments are available through Thursday, April 12. To schedule an appointment, call 904-368-3911 or sign up at the librarys front desk. Library The Community Mens Fellowship sponsored a series of Holy Week lunches at First Baptist Church in Starke, last week. Speakers included Dr. Kevin McBride of Shands Starke Medical Group, Pastor Brad Bromling of First Christian Church, Pastor Justin Kirksey of Madison Street Baptist Church, Pastor Dale Wiseman of Bayless Highway Baptist Church and the Rev. Jay Therrell of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Pictured above is (left) Lynn Denmark and Chuck Fridays lunch. At right is the Rev. Jay Therrell.
Thursday, April 5, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 7A Legals **OFICIAL** AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notifico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de BRADFORD, Estado de la Florida, el da SEIS de NOVIEMBRE de 2018 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Senador de los Estados Unidos Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 3 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Representante Estatal: distrito 19 Juez del Circuito, 8. Circuito Judicial: grupos 3, 4, 5 y 8 Junta Escolar: distritos 1, 2 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Bradford: grupos 1, 2, 3 y 4 BCT Legals 4/5/18 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 FOR BRADFORD COUNTY FLORIDA THE BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH EMPLOYEES HERMAN J. LEE and MILDRED NOTICE OF ACTION YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a COMPLAINT TO FORECLOSE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FLORIDA GRANTEES CREDITORS AND SPOUSES CLAIMING BY THROUGH UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE NOTICE OF ACTION GRANTEES CREDITORS AND SPOUSES CLAIMING BY THROUGH UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE TANGALIA S. HOWARD JOHN HOWARD JR. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FLORIDA CARRINGTON MORTGAGE NOTICE OF ACTION Powell
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NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION NOTICE OF SALE LOBBY AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BRADFORD COUNTY SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A SALE. L Brannon IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOR ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF SHAWN LEE POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF SHAWN LEE POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID N THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY WITH THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY TO AN IRON PIPE FOR POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING THUS DESCRIBED CONTINUE SOUTH PARALLEL WITH SAID WESTERLY BOUNDARY PARALLEL WITH THE NORTHERLY WESTERLY OF THE EASTERLY PARALLEL WITH SAID NORTHERLY POINT OF BEGINNING. ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL BEING CONVEYED TOGETHER WITH A RIGHT OF INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER THE FOLLOWING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER PARALLEL WITH THE WESTERLY THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF A COUNTY GRADED ROAD FOR POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM POINT OF BEGINNING THUS DESCRIBED CONTINUE SOUTH PARALLEL WITH SAID WESTERLY BOUNDARY PARALLEL WITH THE NORTHERLY WITH SAID WESTERLY BOUNDARY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF AFORESAID COUNTY GRADED WEST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY OF BEGINNING. A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE BEING MORE PARTICULARLY COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID N NORTHERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING THUS DESCRIBED CONTINUE SOUTH PARALLEL WITH SAID WESTERLY IRON PIPE ON THE SOUTHERLY SAID NORTHERLY BOUNDARY BEGINNING. ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL BEING CONVEYED TOGETHER WITH A RIGHT OF INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND ACROSS THE COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID N THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY WITH THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY AN IRON PIPE ON THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF A COUNTY GRADED ROAD FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING THUS DESCRIBED CONTINUE SOUTH PARALLEL WITH THE WESTERLY PARALLEL WITH THE NORTHERLY WITH SAID WESTERLY BOUNDARY THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF AFORESAID COUNTY GRADED WEST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY OF BEGINNING. A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE BEING MORE PARTICULARLY COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY WITH THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY ON THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY E ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY AN IRON PIPE FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING THUS DESCRIBED E ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID N WITH THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL BEING CONVEYED TOGETHER WITH A RIGHT OF INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND ACROSS THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF IRON PIPE ON THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF A COUNTY GRADED ROAD FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM POINT OF BEGINNING THUS DESCRIBED CONTINUE SOUTH PARALLEL WITH SAID EASTERLY SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF AFORESAID TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS DAYS AFTER THE SALE. RAY NORMAN FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. 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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF THE BRADFORD COUNTY RAY NORMAN NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCES BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the AN ORDINANCE OF BRADFORD THE BRADFORD COUNTY LAND BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING ENTITLED PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES TO ADD MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING ENTITLED PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES TO ADD MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE AN ORDINANCE OF BRADFORD THE BRADFORD COUNTY LAND BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY ENTITLED ZONING REGULATIONS REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN EFFECTIVE DATE NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the AN ORDINANCE OF BRADFORD THE BRADFORD COUNTY RELATING TO AN AMENDMENT TO THE TEXT OF THE BRADFORD AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS PROVIDING FOR AMENDING OF THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT TO ADD A NEW FUTURE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION HIGHWAY INTERCHANGE LAND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN EFFECTIVE DATE hearing. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE BRADFORD COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS BY THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT hearing. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE BRADFORD COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS BY THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT hearing. PUBLIC NOTICE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the NOTICE OF MEETING Central Florida will hold a Strategy NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Thursday, April 5, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 9A Legals to grab her keys and sneak out and run to her car. She signed a sworn written statement about the matter. Jankowski, with the assistance of Deputy Erik Krueger, made contact with Blank at the victims home. Blank exited the home in an aggressive manner and asked the deputies why they were there. His speech was slurred and he swayed as he stood. There was also a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. The victim had told Jankowski that Blank had previously told her that of law enforcement came after him he would go out in a bang. Deputies asked Blank twice to turn around and place his hands against a wall so he could be patted down for weapons and he refused to comply both times. He was then grabbed by deputies and his arms placed behind his back, which he resisted. Restraints were applied and he was then patted down for weapons, with none found. Because of his noncompliance and intoxication, he was placed in the back of Kruegers patrol car where he could be safely secured. Speaking with the victim on the phone, deputies determined where in the residence the events had taken place and her parts of Photos of the incident locations, as well as of the victims neck were taken. Blank was charged with the above-mentioned charges and it was noted in the report that the charge of felonious battery through strangulation was his third charge for that offense. Sleepy driver arrested after refusing to leave driveway Union County Wylan Joel Green, 60, of Live Oak was arrested April 2 by Union Deputy James Jankowski for trespassing failure to leave property when ordered by owner. According to the arrest report Jankowski answered a call concerning a suspicious vehicle and person in a residents driveway. The resident had approached the vehicle and asked the driver to leave the property and the driver had refused. When he arrived, Jankowski found the vehicle still in the driveway with the lights on but with the engine off. He saw an older white male slouched in the drivers seat sleeping. Jankowski made contact with the property owner, who said he had notice the vehicle because of the headlights pointed at his house. He said he approached the vehicle and knocked on the window. The driver clawed at the window then gone back to sleep. He said he tried to wake the victim several times and asked the driver to leave, but the driver would not respond. Jankowski also attempted to wake the driver, knocking on the in his face. Every time, the driver would open his eyes, look at the deputy and then fall back to sleep. Jankowski notice the drivers door was unlocked and he opened it to make contact with the driver. The driver would not answer any of his questions and kept going back to sleep. Concerned the driver might be having a medical emergency, Jankowski called a rescue unit, who arrived and examined the driver, including checks on his blood sugar, blood pressure and heart rate. There were no signs of alcohol or drug use in the vehicle to suggest intoxication. UCEMS cleared the driver medically and returned to the station. Jankowski woke the driver again and kept talking to him to keep him awake. Green was told that the property owner wanted him to leave the property and that he needed to relocate somewhere else to sleep. Green said he did not want to leave and that he sleeping. After a warning, he was arrested for trespassing and transported to the Union County Jail. He slept the entire trip. As per the homeowners request the vehicle was towed. Spires store manager catches shoplifter Union County William Morris Johnson, 36, of Lake Butler was arrested March 28 by Union Deputy John Riggs for misdemeanor assault (intent or threat to do violence), misdemeanor larceny (petit theft from a merchant, and crimes against person (resisting property recovery by a retail merchant or farmer). According to the arrest report, Riggs was called to Spires IGA on a shoplifting call. While en route he received information that the suspect was attempting to leave the store in a green van. He was also told that the suspect was causing a disturbance in the parking lot with store manager Mike Spires. When Riggs arrived the suspect, William Johnson, and his wife, Betsy Johnson, were being loud and argumentative with Spires. William was trying to leave and was denying that he was attempting to steal anything. He continued to yell and be argumentative after the deputy asked him to be quiet while Spires handed Riggs the items that the suspect had removed from his pocket after leaving the store. The items were not paid for and Spires said Johnson was trying to leave before law enforcement arrived. Johnson told Spires that if he was going to make a sworn complaint that he (Johnson) wanted to return the groceries he had purchased. Spires said he would not allow the return since there was nothing wrong with the purchased items. Johnson then threatened Spires in a loud voice and made an aggressive move towards him. Johnson was detained immediately and was found to have a sheath knife on his belt. He was arrested, and the stolen items were returned to Spires after being photographed. In other Union County arrests: Richard Edward Casper, 57, of Lake Butler was arrested March 30 on an out-of-county-warrant from the Florida Commission on Offender Review in Tallahassee for violating the conditions of his release. Deondre Skykur Clayton was arrested by Union deputies March 29 on an out-of-county warrant from Columbia County Kelsey Nicole Gomes, 19, of Lake Butler was arrested March 28 by Union deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. Derrick Andrew Richardson, 33, was arrested March 30 by Union deputies for misdemeanor battery touch or strike and violence. Antonio Eugene Vaca, 18, of Brandenton, was arrested March 31 by Union deputies for possession of drugs (methamphetamine), amphetamine possession with intent to manufacture, deliver a schedule II, III, or IV substance and possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams. K-9 catches RMC visitor with drugs Shivotae Jabrea Whitehurst, 26, was arrested March 31 by Union Deputy Phillip Sellers for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams and smuggling contraband into a prison (controlled substance). According to the arrest report Sellers responded to a call at the RMC main unit in reference to drugs being found in a vehicle. He made contact with a DOC K-9 had been walking his K-9 around vehicles parked in the units main parking area. The dog had alerted on a brown Hyundai car. Once the cars driver was located a vehicle search was initiated. Through the course of the search a prescription bottle was located that had part of the label removed, concealing the name of the person for whom the medication had been prescribed. The bottle contained three capsule shaped white pills. Two small bags containing a green, leafy substance were also found. All of the items were located within the vehicles center console. The items were turned over to Sellers. Whitehurst was placed under arrest. The green, leafy substance tested positive for marijuana and the pills were hydrocodone Bitartrate and place into evidence. Man discovered drunk in ditch Lake Region William Kelley Rhoden, 56, was arrested March 31 in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies for disorderly intoxication and resisting an According to the arrest report Clay Deputy B.A. Ray responded to a call on Immokalee Rd. in reference to a drunk person. Upon arrival, ray made contact with Rescue 11, who was leaving the scene. He was advised by them that the suspect was ok, just heavily intoxicated. Ray contacted the reporting party, who told him about a white male laying in the ditch in front of his (the reporting partys) residence approx. a foot from the road. He advised the man was wearing a white shirt and plaid shorts who had stumbled up Bedford Oaks Drive after Public Safety had left the scene. CRIME Continued from 8A See DITCH, 10A
5 minutes or less for one topping200 E. Call Street Starke(904) 368-0032 Stop by during the Strawberry Festival and pick up a slice of pizza for the low price of ~Pepperoni $2.50 eachCheese $1.50 each Come find me at the Strawberry Festival.Lots of items not just bangles. Will also take any Special orders. 904-885-0405 Facebook @ LCBanglesSuch Strawberry Festival April 6th & 7th Strawberry Festival April 6th & 7th Ray observed the man lying on the ground and noticed his clothing was disheveled and soiled. When he moved towards the man and announced himself, the man got off the ground and walked toward the residence. From previous encounters, Ray knew the man did not live at the residence. Ray told the man to stop and come and speak with him. Ray approached the man and smelled a strong odor of alcohol about his person, so he told him to walk back to the patrol car with him. The man responded to the command verbally, but started walking in the opposite direction. Ray grabbed the mans left arm and place him in a straightarm escort maneuver. The man immediately sat down on the ground. Ray applied slight pressure to the mans wrist while advising him to get off the ground. The defendant got up and was escorted to the car. Ray attempted to place the man in handcuffs, but he refused to provide his right hand, hiding it between his body custody and relocated to his patrol vehicle and placed him under arrest. In other Lake Region arrests: Mylinda Sue Isgette, 31, was arrested March 29 in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies for an out-of-county warrant. Jon Paul Shaver, 52, was arrested March 29 in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies for being a fugitive from justice. DITCH Continued from 9A Lessons learned from mosquito spraying backlash BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor The county is promising to improve public notice when it requests aerial mosquito spraying by the state. While the impact of stormrelated weather varies by year, at some point mosquitos are always an issue. The slowly Hurricane Irma multiplied the pestilence. Normally local mosquito control sends a truck through neighborhoods in response to complaints as well as volunteer efforts to monitor mosquito population. After Irma, a short-notice aerial spray of a chemical called as naled upset some citizens who complained they werent prepared. The responsibility to respond fell into the lap of agricultural extension agent Jim DeValerio, who appealed to science over emotion during a March 16 workshop. DeValerio said the extension advocates responsible use of pesticides in the safest possible manner, avoiding them altogether if at all possible. Decisions to use pesticides should be based on science. I do want to say we are concerned for everybodys wellbeing and opinions, he said. Because the loss of honeybees by local beekeepers (and pollinators in general) was one of the primary concerns expressed after the spraying, DeValerio asked if there were any losses to report. Unfortunately, losses were not documented by a visit from an expert. DeValerio said thats an issue, because a cause immediately after the loss. Dr. Norm Leppla, who has worked in integrated pest management for 50 years, spoke about pesticide regulation and safety. and operationally how to do mosquito control. Its one of the most historic insect problems weve dealt with as scientists but we have to do it properly and with the best options we have available. Leppla talked about the history and development of pesticides, zeroing in on naled, the pesticide sprayed over the area after Irma to make a dent in the adult mosquito population. He said there was a lot of ugly, terrible things online about organophosphates like naled that dont address what happens with mosquito sprays. The label tells us how to use it safely, Leppla said, explaining that included using it in low concentration and low exposure situations. If you really want to know all these details, there are experts who can tell you every single nuance of how this is done, but I guarantee you its taken seriously. We certainly want to protect people and property. audience, though, saying he retreats indoors when the area is being sprayed. The public responded to this and his statement about evaluating risk before using a chemical like naled. Youre telling us exactly what we believe, said one gentleman from the audience. if were going to use it. I like what you said. Dont aerial spray unless it has to be done. I think everybody here agrees with that. Those who questioned the use of the chemical did not think the risk threshold had been met. DeValerio turned the conversation back to science, asking Leppla to discuss how pesticides are only registered for use if they break down very quickly. There is no danger, DeValerio said. Reading language from the EPA about the reasonable safety of using insecticides like naled as prescribed, Leppla said there is some risk, but explained naled is sprayed a low concentrations and breaks down rapidly. Another voice from the audience said that, according to EPA, naled breaks down in 30 minutes in sunshine and over 48 hours in water, but there was no sunshine and lots of rainfall the weekend it was sprayed. Weather is a huge consideration, she said, and Leppla agreed, but again said the amount in the atmosphere Watch out when you read about these chemicals that you look at the way theyre being used, not the chemical itself, because a lot of what I read was about using the chemical on other things, and its a lot higher concentration than the mosquito spray, he said. A local beekeeper spoke about the activity of bees and how they are exposed to the naled residue and then bring it back to their hives where it wont be exposed to conditions that cause it to break down. There it can affect the brood and cause the hive to die, and thats not something that happens within hours of the aerial spray, she told DeValerio. Its really hard to call somebody out and say, We think this is from spraying, but we can time it and say, This isnt just a coincidence, she said. prior to the spray was a big problem, because she has hives all over the county, hundreds in each yard, and so they cannot all be covered or moved with a few hours notice. Its basically like our business livelihood is about to get dumped on with chemicals, she said. The short notice meant many people didnt know the spray was taking place at all. There time of the spray, she said. I found this out through Facebook through a friend, she said, going on to explain how her business would be forced to destroy all of their honey if an inspection ever found any chemical residue. The solution then is to be proactive, Lepplo said. Decide how mosquito control is going to work best for the people who live and work in Bradford County. Once again, DeValerio tried conversation back to facts he said he could prove, including the fact that there was sunny weather documented in the spray report that would have caused the naled to break down within two hours. Others insisted there was no guarantee that all of the bees were in the hives during the spray and until the sun rose the next morning. DeValerio said the extension everyone who has registered and asked to be on the no-spray list, but the business owner said she didnt know that was an option and that it would be the locations they have hives because they rotate. Its something they can work together on, DeValerio said. Ive got farmers that spread covers over acres and acres for frost protection. Down the road, you might have to do something like that, he said. OK, but when you give me just a few hours, I cant do that, she said, and DeValerio agreed notice is something they would have to work on as well. Beyond the bees, other issues had been raised, and DeValerio asked Lepplo to talk about carcinogenic concerns. He said the online information he had is what hes read, and hes read there is no carcinogenicity. There was disagreement and other health concerns mentioned, including birth defects. While he is an entomologist, Lepplo said hes no chemical expert. The University of Floridas Institute for Agricultural Science has toxicologists and others who are experts in these chemicals who will work with Bradford County, he said. Without agreeing, he empathized with the concerns expressed. Sheriff Gordon Smith said there was no excuse for the lack of notice from the state, and while information was circulated on social media, he encouraged the public to which will be used in the future given improved notice. Register by following the Everbridge link at www. bradfordsheriff.org. DeValerio said working for a better future means having the facts and understanding what happened in the past. Because of the notice issued, people were under the impression that there was no disease risk, but in fact there were extreme nuisance levels reported hampering recovery efforts as well as emergency risk notices for West Nile Virus and Zika virus. Mistakes were also made in the date and time reported, catching people further off guard since the spray took place on a later day and around sunset instead of after 8 p.m. The governor announced there would be mosquito abatement, said DeValerio. The county failed to let people know that sometime and with very short notice, the area would be sprayed. In the future, were going to have to do that, DeValerio said, adding if that had happened, people would have known three weeks in advance an aerial spray was coming at some point. Traps were capturing more than 3,000 mosquitoes overnight. Naled works by knocking out those adults, preventing them from laying eggs and producing new generations. The count after was down 96 percent. This was accomplished by an incredibly small dose, DeValerio said. ever had a backlash, he said. Weve been heroes every other time. While there is room for improvement, DeValerio said the county is still trying to make the best out of a bad situation. Bradford Extension Director Debbie Nistler said the focus the future. We are really lucky in this county that your county commissioners and your county sheriff and our county government really do truly listen to what you said, said Nistler. Ive worked in this county for 11 years, and there has always been action. When there are loud noises, they listen. Our county commissioners listen and our listen as well. She encouraged further communication from the public. That has always been the philosophy of extension. We give you what you need. If there is a problem or concern how to solve it, Nistler said. political, the Washington tour was enthralling. He said that touring monuments and talking to World War II veterans were highlights of the trip. He also said that thanks to U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, the Clay Electric youth tour participants were the only delegates who visited the U.S. House of Representatives gallery. From colossal monuments to museums, to watching the sun set over the Potomac River, astonishment, he said. Washington was not the only week in D.C. He added that the other youth tour participants also amazed him. These individuals are intelligent, driven, and we became more than friends. We became a family, he said. Ludwig said he will never forget the tour. He noted that in order to qualify for the Washington trip youth, tour participants in Tallahassee had to talk about their favorite story from American History. He said that todays youth underappreciate the topic. American history is something that should be focused on more, he said. Ludwig noted that even though visiting the citys monuments and memorials was enjoyable, the most touching part of the tour was visiting the World War II Memorial. Getting to go to see that and seeing several remaining World War II veterans visiting it really touched me because its so these men made, and to see that we are so fortunate to have them with us today. Ludwig said the trip also broadened his horizons. Living here in little, old Keystone Heights I love this town, and I love everything we stand for but sometimes you need to get out and see a bit of the world, he said. Getting to meet people from all over the state, and seeing what their perspectives are, and then meeting kids from other co-ops all across the country: that was an awesome experience. YOUTH Continued from 4A
Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, April 5, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL A time to say a well-deserved thanks BY CLIFF SMELLEY Before he delved into his speech in earnest, keynote speaker Richard Capps had something that needed to be said something that many never heard many years ago. Welcome home, brothers. Capps, a retired brigadier general and former assistant adjutant general (Army) of the Florida National Guard, spoke at Camp Blanding during its Vietnam War Veterans Day ceremony, part of a national observance on March 29. He said those who served our country, who never refused the call to duty, came back home and were forgotten. Recent efforts have been made to help make sure those who served during that era arent forgotten. President Barack Obama signed a proclamation on March 25, 2012, stating the federal government, partnering with local governments, private organizations and communities across the nation, would participate in the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the war for a period of 13 years. On March 28, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, which encourages citizens to in honor of those veterans. proclamation on March 26 of this year designating March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day in Florida. We vow never again to confuse personal disapproval of war with prejudice against those who honorably wore the uniform for our armed forces, Capps said. With conviction, our nation pledges our enduring respect, continuing care and everlasting commitment to our Vietnam veterans. any other veteran Capps said in comparison the Vietnam veterans were no different in regard to their courage and sense of duty, the fear and suffering they experienced, and the wounds seen and unseen they sustained. Let us tell the story of a See VETS, 2B Matt Johnson Platform guests at the Camp Blanding Vietnam War Veterans Day ceremony stand Denny sings the national Camp Blanding post commander, Congressman Ted Yoho, Denny, chaplain the keynote speaker, is not
generation of service members every color, every creed, who served with just as much patriotism and honor as any that went before us, Capps said. Let us never forget that most of those who served in many of you volunteered. Your country was at war. You said, women in Vietnam, who were all volunteers. You persevered through some of the most brutal conditions that ever faced Americans in war the suffocating heat, the drenching monsoon rains and an enemy that could come out of nowhere and vanish just as quickly. Capps said Vietnam veterans took part in many battles some they remember well, some theyd like to forget. One battle, though, is one all veterans will remember, he said. The Tet Offensive of 1968. For Capps, the outcome of the Tet Offensive was disastrous for the Communists and important in the continuation of truce talks. As with much of the Vietnam War, the news media misreported misinterpreted the Tet Offensive, Capps said. It was reported as an overwhelming success for the Communist forces and a defeat could be further from the truth. Despite initial victories by the Communist forces, the Tet Offensive resulted in a major defeat of the Communist forces. In closing his speech, Capps said, Let me say again, welcome home, brothers. Every one of you are heroes. We thank you for your service and your contributions in the remember, we won that damn was caused way above our pay grade. Was it worth it? Congressman Ted Yoho was also part of the ceremony. He said that his role as the of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, led to an encounter with Vietnam ambassador, who invited him to visit the country. with trepidation about such a trip, caused by memories of his brothers service in Vietnam and hearing veterans wonder if the war was worth it and if they made a difference. Yoho did make the trip and shared those feelings of trepidation with the prime The prime minister told Yoho that what he didnt understand was that Americans have a 97.3-percent approval rating among the people of Vietnam. 2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section VETS general, shakes hands with Vietnam veteran Dean Strickland, who is from Hawthorne and is involved in the in attendance received commemorative medals at the fellow Vietnam veterans and says, Welcome home, When Yoho asked how that could be, the prime minister responded, Because you guys came, you fought a war for 10 years, and you left. The French have about a 40-percent (approval rating) because they tried to colonize us and were extremely brutal to our people. The Chinese have a single-digit approval rating. The visit gave the congressman something to share with those veterans who ask if their efforts accomplished anything. Im here to tell you that of America has a 97.3-percent approval rating is because of the service, the dedication and the professionalism with which soldiers, Yoho said. I thank you. Camp Blanding Post Commander Col. Matt Johnson encouraged those in attendance to express their thanks as well. After asking Vietnam veterans to stand, Johnson said, The Vietnam War commemorations cause is indeed noble. Thanking and honoring these veterans and families is the right thing to do. I encourage everyone here to please take a moment before you depart to reach out and shake a hand of one of those who just stood. They all deserve our thanks and admiration. Congressman Ted Yoho Vietnam veteran Larry Scott of Huntsville, area visiting his son, who Boots and Bangles set for April 26 The Bradford County Education Foundation is hosting its annual Boots and Bangles on Thursday, April 26, at the National Guard armory Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner scheduled to be served at 6:30 p.m. jazz band will provide entertainment, while school employees and community members will battle each other in a game of Minute to Win It. The event will also feature a cake auction. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from any education foundation member. You may also contact Cheryl Andrews Center or Vorease Jones at Capital City Bank information.
Thursday, April 5, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANServing the area for 29 years. Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Back & Neck Pain Clinic April 7 & 8Sat 9 Sun 9Historic Downtown Starke Historic Downtown StarkeP L ENTY OF GREAT FOOD! VENDORS! KIDS SPACE! HELICOPER RIDES! Commemorative Festival T-Shirts $15Sponsored by: North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce Bradford County Tourism Development Council City of Starke Tobacco Free Partnership of Bradford County BradfordCountyStrawberryFestival.comOn Call Street between 301 & Water Street 904-964-5278 20th Annual Bradford CountyFREE ADMISSION NO PARKING FEES ATM PET FRIENDLY FAMILY FUN ALL DAY!Sponsored by: Law Offices of Ron Sholes Look for us on Facebook: Bradford County Strawberry Festival BY CLIFF SMELLEY A local womans desire to help people is making the holidays happier times for needy families in Bradford County. assisted by Tiffany Hodges and Amanda Moore, has created Feeding Bradford Co. Families for the Holidays, which began last year. On Moore and volunteers were sorting and delivering food to take to 25 families, along with 73 Easter baskets for the children in those families. Businesses like The Downtown Grill and Florida Twin Theatre supported the groups Easter effort. The community has overwhelmed. her heart spurred into doing something for families in putting donation boxes in various places and was able to provide meals to 15 families for Thanksgiving last year. able to provide meals to 18 families. Plus, seven children were able to receive what she called complete Christmases in the form of multiple presents and for one child a Christmas tree. Its just been amazing, Its just something that started small in my heart. I had no idea Id be able to feed 15 Families are nominated by school bus drivers, who are in a good position to determine if children are needy. For Easter, meals consisting of turkeys, hams and various side items, plus cake mixes and tea. People like Tracy Moore and Patricia Kirkland helped provide the turkeys and hams. Our turkeys are huge, pounds. The hams are like 10 to 15 pounds. All the children in each family that received food received an Easter basket, such as crayons, plush animals, nail polish, footballs and ear buds, all dependent on the age and sex of the child. family with the news that theyve been nominated to receive meals and to make sure someones home when the deliveries are made. Easter baskets could be kept hidden because they wanted their children to think the Easter Bunny had delivered them. A lot of those children wouldnt have received baskets otherwise. said. Co. Families for the Holidays as the loud one that gives orders, talks on the phone and helps obtain donations, while Hodges is more of the logistics person. said of Hodges. Im the bad one. Im the one whos running around and telling everybody what to do. Moore has also joined the organization and had contributed greatly with social The effort may have started with a little spark in her heart, but it has grown, thanks to a number of caring individuals. If you, too, would like to become involved with Feeding Bradford Co. Families for the Holidays or support the organization in 904-364-7106. Above: Placing second at the Kiwanis of Starke golf tournament was the team Vaughan, Josh Marshall Right: The Kiwanis of Starke Daniel Davis, Scott Davis, Starke Kiwanians hold golf tournament
4B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Obituaries QUIT YOUR WAY Quitting tobacco isn't easy. Finding help should be. Tobacco Free Florida GROUP QUITIs the in-person option of Tobacco Free Florida Quit Your Way services. FREE FREE Programs cover all forms of tobacco. Fate Harper GRAHAMFate Harper, age 74, of Graham passed away on Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born in Providence on April 21, 1943 to the late Clarence Dewitt Harper and Verlie Renfroe Harper. Fate was raised in Bradford County and started working at an early age. He was self employed for many years, Test, an oil company in Leesburg for a few years, he owned and operated and most recently worked at the He was most proud of his occupation served 16 years and was currently employed. Fate was a jack of all trades who was always working. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, projects, manicuring his lawn and gardening. He had a green thumb and could grow anything. More than anything, Fate loved his family and loved being a husband to his wife of 38 years, Mary Harper, companion grandfather, brother, and friend. Fate was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Ann Harper; son, Dewey Grundy; sister, Annette Bowen; and brother, James Alex Harper. Fate is survived by his loving his children, Ricky Harper of Lady Lake, Cherie Harper, and Mike daughter-in-law, Debbie Taylor; his sister, Claudia (Jerry) Plouffe of Crawfordville; his grandchildren, Chris (Christy) McFarland, Donna Masters, Nathan (Jordan) Grundy, Jennifer (Roy) Highland, Megan Grundy, Preslee Looney, Tristan Looney, Caitlin Looney, James Clark, and Courtney Clark; his greatgrandchildren, Hannah, Lucas, Madison, Allie, Reid, Marisa, and Augusta; along with numerous extended family members. A Celebration of Fates Life will Cemetery in Hampton. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 6:00 8:00 pm at the church. with a Cop at the Community 964-7830. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. Henry Cohens Halifax Health Hospice in Ormond Beach. He was a graduate of Florida He is survived by: children, Katrina Cohens, Gainesville, Patrick (Nikkya) Cohens, Chesapeake, Virginia, Brandy Cohens, Beaufort, Linzer R. Wright, Gainesville, Ruth E. Green, Tallahassee, Louise E, (Gerald) Jefferson Orange, Park, Archer, Joe A. (Elaine) Cohens, New York, Robert R. (Audrey) Brown, Jacksonville, Waiscel L. (Jetta) Hines, Germany; six grandchildren; and many other family members. Church of God By Faith, Bishop James McKnight, Pastor. Interment will be in the Jacksonville National Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday 4-6:00 pm at J. Hadley Funeral Home, 2030 North Temple Ave, Douglass P. Douglass died at her home Waters Parrish. Preceded by one sister, Gere Parrish Douglass and two brothers, Allen Parrish and of 40 years, Larry Joe Douglass; daughter, Danielle (Lou) Neumann; sons, Larry Joe (Tracie) Douglass and James Edward (Amanda) Douglass; six grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; brother, Jay (Pam) Parrish; sister, Irene (Pat) Castlen; and many other family members. A funeral service was held on March 29, at Archer Funeral Home. Arrangements were under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. Lucille Ellis Lucille Maxine Ellis, 93, of Keystone Heights died Monday, April 2, 2018 at Putnam Community July 23, 1924 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and had moved to Keystone Heights in 1984 Baptist faith and a homemaker. Her husband, Roy Ellis preceded her in death as well as her siblings. Michael Ellis of Melrose and Gary Lee Ellis of Gainesville. Visitation will be held Friday, April 6 between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Jacksonville Memorial Gardens in Orange Park. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Veterans Hospital, Lake City. A memorial service will be held April 8 at 2 pm at Evergreen Prison with Reverend Jimmy Daniel Hagan 2018 at Riverwood Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home. He was of the Methodist faith and fellowshipped with the community churches of Bradford County. He He was employed with a construction company. He is survived by: sisters, Rosa Demps, Annie Williams, Leona Frazier and Margaret Demps; and many other family members. Church of God by Faith Church, Arrangements are under the direction Visitation will be held on April 6 in the Carl D. Haile Memorial Chapel. Friends 4-6:00 pm. The Cortege will form at the home of Hagan 17774 Northwest 62d Avenue (Pleasant 2018 at 2:00 pm. Jackie Kiser Heights died Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Full obituary is incomplete at this time. Viewing will begin at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 10 at Trinity Baptist Church with funeral services beginning at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor will follow at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Ruby Lewis since 1939. Mrs. Lewis was not only a homemaker, she was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed sewing and crocheting. member of Pine Level Baptist Church, and enjoyed camping and especially watching the deer on her property. Her husband Robert Earl Bobby Lewis had preceded her in death as well as her sister Willie Grinavitch and son in-law Milton Reynolds. Mrs. Lewis is survived by: of Cross Creek; three sisters, Jo Holmes of Cocoa Beach, Gwen Nichols of Deltona, and Minnie McNell of Vero Beach. Also left behind, three grandchildren Kimberly Pogue, Robert Reynolds and Chance Reynolds along with several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 5, in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights.. www. jonesgallagherfh.com (352) 4733176 Cleveland Phillips Jr., 95, of Lake 31, 2018. He was born in Roane County, Tennessee. He moved to Later he became a store owner and a salesman. He is preceded in death mother, Beatrice Phillips. He is survived by: sons, Grover Dean Phillips, David Tuffy Phillips; daughters, Virginia Phillips, Margaret Bitsy Phillips; grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. William CAROLINA William L. Bill Reynolds, Jr. of Highlands, NC, March 24, 2018. He is survived by: wife, Elaine Westphal Reynolds of Highlands; sons, Charles K. (Christine) Reynolds of Franklin, North Carolina, William H. Reynolds of Marietta, Georgia, Frank Andrew (Lori) Reynolds of Marietta, Georgia; daughter, Marni Rose Reynolds of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and step Arthur Reynolds Potts, Amy Anderson, Catherine Reynolds, and Lily Reynolds and greatgrandchildren, Cayden Anderson and Chase Anderson and a sister Emily Reynolds Thomas Dale of Jacksonville. He was born on Jan. 19, 1929, the son of the late William L. Reynolds of Jacksonville. He moved with the family to Keystone Heights in 1941 and graduated of Florida in Gainesville, and he opened and ran an independent insurance agency in Keystone Heights until his retirement and move to Highlands in 1982. He was a benevolent and loving humanitarian, devoting years of service to community, church, and the Rotary Club in Keystone Heights and Highlands. He was Loving friends and family never stories and jokes. He was loved by all and will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be held Highlands, North Carolina. encouraged to make donation to Hendersonville, NC 28792. Bryant Grant Funeral Home and Crematory, 828 524 2411 in Franklin, North Carolina is in charge of arrangements and an online guest book at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com is provided in which friends and family may share a fond memory or write a kind expression of sympathy to those who are grieving.
BY CLIFF SMELLEY senior D.J. Mackey may lack experience, but his potential was apparent to a few schools, Carolinas Limestone College, which offered him a scholarship to play football. Mackey, who played just one year in high school, couldnt have imagined he would get such an opportunity, but hes glad to take advantage of it. He signed a letter of intent to play for Limestone during a March 29 ceremony at Its a blessing, said Mackey, who guessed the last time he played football, before his senior When the defensive end was for football, he said it was at the urging of head coach Brian Tomlinson. He told me I was going to get a chance to play quarterback, Mackey said with a laugh. He never gave it to me. Quarterback may be the glamour position, but Mackey fell in love with playing defensive end and playing on that side of the ball in general. You get to hit people, and you dont get in trouble, he said. Tomlinson when he took the year, he saw in Mackey a bigbodied basketball player he thought could contribute on the was told, Tomlinson got Mackey When I got here, I had a few people tell me, Youll never get him out to play. He came out and stuck with it, Tomlinson said. Tomlinson said Mackey may be inexperienced, but his athletic ability was a standout to those colleges who took a look at him. The 6-3, 246-pound Mackey recorded 39 tackles last season and intercepted two passes, one of which he returned approximately 30 yards for a touchdown in a win over Middleburg. I think everybody saw how much of an athlete he is coming off the edge, Tomlinson said, adding, Even though hes big, he can move. Mackey said schools such as in Babson Park and William Iowa, showed interest, but he enjoyed his experience on visit to Limestone. They treated me like I was family on my visit, Mackey said. It just felt like the best place to be. Tomlinson looks forward to watching how Mackey continues to develop and learn the game at Limestone. I think once he starts learning all the techniques he can use and stuff like that, it will help him tremendously, Tomlinson said. experience in college will be no Tornadoes. Ill be nervous, but Ill push through, he said. Tomlinson said it feels good to see a student-athlete like Mackey get the chance to play at the next level. He worked hard, Tomlinson said. There were rough times at the start, but once he got the hang of it, he loved every minute of it. Hes a great, young man. He deserves nothing but the best. Im just really proud of him and all the work he put in to be able to do this. 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Walker Drive(SR 100)Keystone Heights 352.473.3176jonesgallagherfh.com P. Steven Futch Funeral DirectorJoe Gallagher Owner/Funeral DirectorWere here for youTo help celebrate a lifeto help say goodbye.Whether your loved one wanted a traditional funeral or a more casual way to bring family and friends together, well help your remembrance be something special. Let us ease the burden and help you celebrate a life in a wonderful way.Complete Funeral Arrangements Pre-planning Assistance Cremation Services Monuments Out of Town Arrangements Spacious and Intimate Facilities O Street Parking Kelli Parks Moreland Funeral Director620 East Nona Street(corner of SR 100)Starke 904.964.6200 620 East Nona Street(corner of SR 100)Starke 904.964.6200 340 E. Walker Drive(SR 100)Keystone Heights 352.473.3176 T h e h i r i n g o f a l a w y e r i s a n i m p o r t a n t d e c i s i o n t h a t s h o u l d n o t b e b a s e d s o l e l y u p o n a d v e r t i s e m e n t s B e f o r e y o u d e c i d e a s k u s t o s e n d y o u i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t o u r q u a l i f i c a t i o n s a n d e x p e r i e n c e Mark Keystone Heights passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at his home. Mark was born in Jacksonville on Dec. 6, 1958 to Marion Francis and Martha Gayle (Pringle) Wainwright. Raised in Jacksonville, he moved to Keystone Heights with his family 20 years ago. Mark was an active Keystone Heights and enjoyed hunting, riding four wheelers, and mudding. Most importantly, he was dedicated to his family and would always speak of how proud he was of his children. He will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. Preceded in death by his father, Marion, he is survived by his beloved Wainwright, Jr. of Keystone Heights, Matthew T. (Claire) Wainwright of Bishop, Georgia, and Abigail Wainwright of Crescent City; mother, Martha Cowan of Crescent City; and brother, Mike Wainwright of Lake City. Also left behind are his grandchildren, Ethan Wainwright, Brett Williams, Allie Williams, Pippa Wainwright, and Millie Wainwright; as well as numerous other family members, and friends. Bay Road, Keystone Heights. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. 352-473-3176. www.jonesgallagherfh.com Ella Willis Willis, 92, of Gainesville died on born in Lake Butler to the late of Lenox Avenue Church of God in Loca Renfroe; and father, Paul Renfroe; and her husband of 47 years, James Willis. Reamer Renfroe; sisters, Dorothy Clyatt, Loca McDavid; and many other family members. A graveside service was held on April 3 at Elzey Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. Bryce Vincent Jones Jones graduates basic military training Airman 1st Class Bryce Vincent Jones graduated from basic military training at Joint Base Antonio. Jones is a 2016 graduate of The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Esther Riviere birthday celebration Former Lake Region resident, Esther Riviere celebrated her 101 year birthday anniversary on March 27, 2018. Esther was associated with the Region from 1939 until 1955 and lived on with a luncheon for the occasion. Esther looks forward to the future and visits from some of her 30 offspring and their wives and husbands. Public invited science lab The public is invited to visit the new science lab at Bradford High Board meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided by the Bradford County Education Foundation. Strawberry Invitational set Club will host the 51 st 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 904-964-5441, or send email to jacksonville@amateurgolftour. net. KHHS baseball team wins 2nd in a row, defeates Middleburg BY CLIFF SMELLEY After losing four in a row, the baseball team has won two in a row, with the latest victory coming by a 12-6 score over host Middleburg on March 29. The Indians (6-8) got two RBI each from Trey Alsabrook, Andrew Cox, Connor Osteen went 2-for-3, while Alsabrook and Cox went 2-for-4 and 2-for5, respectively. Nate Gagnon had one RBI. up one run in four innings on four hits and one walk. He had three strikeouts. Keystone entered the game off a 4-2 District 5-5A win over host Fort White on March 27. Osteen hit a triple and had two RBI, while Gagnon went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. well, while Alsabrook and Alex Kanos each went 2-for-3. Cox went 2-for-4. up no runs in six innings on four strikeouts. Keystone, which is now 3-4 in the district, played district opponent Newberry this past Tuesday and will travel to play Oakleaf on Thursday, April 5, at 4:30 p.m. The Indians host district opponent Palatka on Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m. before traveling to play district April 10, at 7 p.m. letter of intent to play football at Limestone College as Brian Tomlinson BHS, KHHS, UCHS at BY CLIFF SMELLEY Athletic Association released its Friday, April 6, Class 1A boys the results being that Keystone six competing, while Bradford and two, respectively. Automatic state berths were earned by lifters who won regional championships, so as of March 24, Keystone already knew that Dan Dodd (unlimited), be competing. On March 29, the Indians found out they had (183), Chase Musselman (219) and C.J. Parks (129). Bradford had an automatic (unlimited). He will be joined by fellow unlimited lifter Jordan Luke and a pair of teammates that compete in the 169 class: Zion Barber and Taro Ward. 29 that Chase Crawford (139) and Agelu Nunu (unlimited) had earned at-large berths. Panama City Beach. weightlifters honored by BY CLIFF SMELLEY high schools had six and two team honors as The Gainesville Bradford and Keystone Heights lifers in all with the release of its All-Area teams. Kurston Bakken, Josie Godwin, Mia Jackson and Brandy McCoy, who all won Weightlifters of the Year (see related story). McCoy, a junior, won her third straight state title, winning the 199 class with a 500-pound total. Bakken, a senior, won the unlimited class
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B PAID BY CSTFRemain AnonymousCALL TOLL FREE (8477) STOPP ERS Submit a TIP ON-LINE at: www. FCCrimeStoppers.com HOME MOBILE HOMEB uying or B uilding? Is it insurable? What is the cost?Daryl S. BrewerFREE CONSULTATIONDaryl S. BrewerLicensed Agent386firstname.lastname@example.orgINSURANCE BHS grad Baker to be inducted into Santa Fe College Athletics Hall of Fame BY CLIFF SMELLEY He may never have gotten his photo on a box of cereal, but Milton Baker, a 1976 will be honored for his track Fe College Athletics Hall of 10:30 a.m. at the Fine Arts Hall on the Northwest Campus in Gainesville. Bakers friend Willie Perry likes to joke about Baker not joining famous athletes whove had their images grace Wheaties boxes, a joke that stems from 1980 Olympics in Moscow, which he decided not to compete in (the Carter, wound up boycotting the Yet his accomplishments in one earn Hall of Fame enshrinement. Baker won a pair of national championships in the high jump Olympics, winning the high jump there as well. During his senior year at one high jump event. He was second that one time. I had migraines, Baker said. I had gotten sick. I couldnt believe it, he said. left there, I was jumping great, but I quit. I didnt think it would ever lead to anything. Soaring to great high school heights Baker, who now lives in Gainesville, competed in track didnt start out as a high jumper. He competed in the long jump and triple jump. During his junior year, coach Grover Howard asked him to give it a try. Baker did, performing better than the teammate who was already competing in the event. Baker, who played basketball, he ever competed in it, clearing 5-11. He won the long jump at that same meet with a distance of 21-3. During his junior year, Bakers best high jump effort was 6-4, which was good for second at Baker cleared 6-0, but none of those efforts resulted in wins. resulted in him setting a school record of 45-5.25 in the triple jump. He also won the high jump at 6-2 during that meet. Other senior year highlights included setting the school record in the high jump twice, clearing 6-6 and 6-7. He won district championships in the high jump (6-6, which broke the district record of 6-5.25) and long jump (21-6.5) and placing second at state in the high jump by clearing 6-4. Howard, in the April 29, 1976, issue of the Telegraph, said, The key to his success is in his takeoff. Its the best of anyone Ive seen, and Ive seen a lot. The best was yet to come. Shining at collegiate and national levels Baker accepted a scholarship to there, he jumped 7-1 and won the Conference championship in the event. However, Baker didnt like College, which paired him with the coach who got the most out of him Brooks Johnson, who Johnson took the time to explain technique to him and show him how to get better. It was Johnson who convinced him to approach the bar, jump straight up and let his momentum carry him over. Before, Baker would jump toward the bar. One time, he was showing me how to jump, Baker said. I guess it was his way of motivating me, but he bet me money that I wouldnt be able to clear (the bar). It was like 7-3. I just went crazy. Milton Baker clears 6-6 in the high jump during his senior year at Bradford High Milton Baker holds two of the National Junior College Athletic Association All-American awards he earned at be found on the court for the Bradford High School This photo of Milton Baker at Santa Fe College shows him raising his arm to demonstrate the height he jumped competed in the open division. James Pringle was on the competed in the high jump and of Fame. Baker said he found Pringle on Facebook a couple of months ago and asked him, Are you the same James Pringle that high jumped back in the day? Pringle responded, Yeah. Are you the Milton Baker I never could beat? Baker won the junior college indoor national championship in Detroit by clearing 7-0, but he later jumped 7-3.5 to win the outdoor national championship in Champaign, Illinois. That new event the Mini Olympics At the Mini Olympics, Baker competed with such athletes as Franklin Jacobs, whose 7-7 result in the high jump was the world indoor record. Baker, who stands 6 feet, was impressed with the 5-8 Jacobs. It was amazing just to watch that guy walk to the bar and leap over it like he did, Baker said. The coach who worked with the high jumpers at the Mini Olympics said hed be pleased with Baker if he could place third. He didnt even think I could win it, Baker said. I told him, up. Win is exactly what Baker did. Baker admitted Jacobs was having a bad day, but he did not. Baker cleared 7-5. The performance earned him the right to compete in the 1980 Olympics, but Baker wouldnt led boycott didnt take place. He got a woman pregnant and got a job instead. After an unbelievable year, Baker, who couldve taken advantage of opportunities at larger schools, was done with college and done with competing. I wanted to do the right thing, he said. Moving on in life Baker has had regrets about the way things turned out, which is understandable. Who knows how high he couldve gone as a high jumper? However, he never dwelled on the past, choosing instead to move forward on the path he believes God created for him. Like anyone else, Ive had my ups and downs, but Ive been blessed, Baker said. One of those blessings is having his own business. Baker used to drive a truck for a living, but also worked with his brotherin-law at times to make some extra money. His brother-in-law had a lawn service. I just started cutting a few yards here and there, Baker said. Bakers mother, Ruby Fisher, has Alzheimers. As the disease began affecting her, Baker decided to stop driving trucks so he would always be nearby if she needed assistance. Thus, Baker went into lawn care full time, creating Milton Baker Lawn said he was able to triple his truck-driving salary. Ive had it for 20 years now, Baker said. I make a very good
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BY TRACY LEE TATE The Lake Butler Womens Club is a member of the General Federation of Womens Clubs (GFWC), an international organization which began in 1895. Currently, there are more than 90,000 women who are members of Womens Clubs in foreign countries. The federation, and its member clubs, have always promoted the arts, conservation, education, home life, legislation and public policy, domestic violence awareness and many other worthy causes. Each year, member clubs are encouraged to undertake projects and activities in these and other volunteer areas. Each club reports annually to the district, state and national organizations concerning hours spent, contributions made and dollars donated. Clubs are judged on these activities according to the size of their membership (the clubs category), in all three areas. The Lake Butler Womens Club is a member of District Four in Florida. Recently, the Florida District gave out awards to District Four clubs who have reached their goals in helping their area and others in the past reporting year, 2017. Recently, Lake Butler Womens Club President Ann Hendricks traveled to Jacksonville to a district meeting at the Lakeshore Womens Club. The annual awards were announced and presented at this meeting. Hendricks was excited to report to both the club and the Times that the local club was awarded nine awards, eight of place in the district for the clubs category. These awards were: First Place Arts. First Place Outstanding Accomplishment in Programs. Third Place Conservation. Contribution to the GFWC Education. First Place Legislation and Public Policy. Participation in Membership. Participation in Leadership. Award for Contributing to Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention. Of the award the club has won, Hendricks said, The members of our local club are to be commended for their hard their time and talents to make our club the success it is. It is my pleasure to be the president of such willing ladies. On May 2018 in Orlando, the awards for the state of Florida will be given at the annual convention, with all of the clubs in Florida competing in their categories. BY DAN HILDEBRAN A member of the Keystone returned to his hometown after completing Marine boot camp to thank the congregation for experiences on Parris Island. Christopher Roberts told the church, during a Wednesday night meeting that his 13 weeks tough. I wouldnt do it again, he said. It was very hard, but it was hard for a reason. hours on the island, recruits stay of training Receiving Week. undergo initial evaluations, get a haircut and are issued gear and uniforms. Roberts said Receiving Week is a little deceptive, because during that time the recruits only have one drill instructor. He added that at the end of the recruits were shocked to see the additional men who would lead them through the remaining 12 The senior drill instructor told us that the goal is to break the recruits, so the instructors can then build them back up, Roberts said. He added that the other instructors were a knowledge hat: responsible for teaching Marine Corps history and other knowledge, a drill hat: responsible for drill and movements and a kill hat, responsible for discipline. We had two of those, Roberts recalled of the kill hats. They were the ones who messed us up all the time. Roberts also described an episode during Receiving Week called the Moment of Truth: a time for recruits to come clean in the event they lied about their medical histories or backgrounds during the enlistment process. If you lied, you raised your hand during the moment of truth, he recalled. We never saw them again. It was also during Receiving Week that Roberts discovered the mistake he made that would haunt him throughout the entire 13-week boot camp: shaving his head before he arrived on Parris Island. My recruiters told me to let my hair grow out, he said. Roberts ignored the advice and spoiled a boot camp tradition. I made a very bad name for boot camp was especially hard you give your drill instructors is the only impression they need. The drill instructors target the people who look like they are going to be the hardest to break, he added. I guess I was one of them. Roberts said that he became such a target for the drill instructors that at the end of the 13 weeks, parents of other recruits came up to him and said, You are the one that got yelled at. My son wrote about you in his letters to home. However, there was one attention of the drill instructors. Everybody in my platoon loved me because when the drill instructors were messing with me, they werent messing with anybody else, Roberts said. He added that the second week consisted mainly of getting to know the drill instructors and the instructors becoming familiar with the recruits. Its nothing but pick this up, put it down, he said. Do this. can. Another milestone was the gas chamber, where the recruits are exposed to tear gas and practice deploying their masks and chemical gear. Its something that is done in every branch of the military, Roberts said. Ours is a little bit different. We have to do certain exercises. They would rip our gas masks off our faces and throw it across the room. People were sick and crying. It was not fun. The training also forced Roberts to face his fear of heights. For someone like the Keystone Heights resident, the 65-foothigh tower was a struggle. is a seven-day period where the recruits are trained in marksmanship. He won the sharpshooter award during the week. You have marksman, sharpshooter and expert, he short of expert. Grass Week, so named because recruits sit in the grass for hours, That was painful because Im Thursday, April 5, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 9B 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! Come find me at the Strawberry Festival.Lots of items not just bangles. Will also take any Special orders. 904-885-0405 Facebook @ LCBanglesSuch How to survive Marine boot camp help women in community The Lake Butler Womans Club offers a $500 scholarship for a to attend an accredited university in the state of Florida. Factors that are used in evaluating the applicant include but are not limited to the following criteria: academic performance in high school or GED, goals in education, involvement in the school or community, career served in 1993, the groundwork began for establishing a scholarship to help women in our community further their education. The scholarship was to be given to a young woman who after furthering her education would possibly return to our community and be able to give back. Approval by the club members allowed the a deserving young lady in 1994. The recipient received a check for $200.00. In 2014, the amount increased to $500.00. The past two years the scholarship funds were donated by the family of Joan Gartman, who was a dedicated member of the club for many years.
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Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section living. Unexpected honor He may have put his past behind him, but he gets to revisit it with his induction into the of Fame, 40 years after he last competed in the high jump. Baker said more than 30 people have told him they would be at the induction, including 20 family members who reside in Jacksonville his brother, Ken Jenkins, and his sister Roseanne Dixon live there and his sister Kerry Fisher from Orlando as well as a niece from New York. to be there also. Hes excited, but dont ask him about what hes going to say in front of all those people. He doesnt have a speech prepared as of yet. said. Let someone else start it off. Ill piggy back off of theirs. What makes the honor extra special is the fact that his old coach, Brooks Johnson, is also being inducted. Hes probably going to have a few jokes to tell about me, Baker said. Hes a joker. Theres no telling what hes going to say. Baker may be unsure about the content of his speech, but he knows hell talk about Johnson. Hell never forget how the coach took the time to help him be the best he could be. It meant a lot, Baker said. BAKER Continued from 7B were the other men who were in boot camp with me, he said. He added that the drill sergeants played mental games with the recruits while they sat They will come up and whisper in your ear and try to make you laugh, he said. If you do, you have to run around Parris Island for the rest of the day. It was not fun, but it was all for a reason, he added. The drill sergeants said: theres a reason behind the madness, and theres a lot of truth in that. Now, I can see how Ive changed: what my weak points are, how Ive adapted and how Ive strengthened those weak points, he said. Roberts also said that his undergo four phases of boot camp: an attempt by Marine leaders to smooth the transition from recruit to marine. What would happen is that the new marines would still be in that recruit mentality, said Roberts. They werent really acting like Marines. They were still acting like recruits. The change added an additional seven days to Marine Week: a period of one-on-one tutoring between the instructors and recruits. They mentor you, Roberts said. They sit down with you and help you understand things you didnt get. Roberts said that drill instructors are held accountable for the actions of their charges, even after the new marines join drill instructor, he said. If you they will ask you: who was your drill instructor? If I mess up, thats going to look really bad on him, because he was responsible for training me. Roberts said that prior to Marine Week, the recruits faced marines: The Crucible. Its as bad as it sounds, he said. Its 54 hours of continuous training. It doesnt matter how hot, how cold. You sleep outside, you sleep in a hole, you sleep when you can. We took 30-minute breaks here and there and then youre back on your feet. He also said that The Crucible reinforces the importance of teamwork and leadership. If you are an individual, youre not going to make it, he said. That was one thing that was really hard for people to learn. It was also during The Crucible that Roberts reached his breaking point. He said it occurred during an exercise that reenacted the Battle of Fallujah: the 2004 operation in Iraq in which the First Marine Expeditionary Force was ordered to expel extremists from the city and capture the killers of four American soldiers. Roberts said that his teams mission was to evacuate a casualty. The exercise involved of the casualty: a 100-pound CPR dummy. The four people to carry the casualty back to a simulated helicopter. My job was to point out IEDs (improvised explosive devices), Roberts said. We evac the casualty and on the way back, I took it upon myself to carry the casualty. I wasnt paying attention and my friend to my right stepped on what would rules of the event, he was now a casualty, so the person to my left was now responsible for carrying him, which left only one person providing security. Roberts said when the team made it back to the fabricated helicopter, he reported the incident to his drill instructor. He wasnt screaming at me, Roberts recalled, but he said to me: Roberts, you are the reason someone is going to get killed in combat one day, its going to be because of people like you. Its going to be your fault. You are going to have to look their parents in the eye and tell them their son is not coming home because of a stupid mistake that you made. That was my breaking point, Roberts added. I did not recover from that. I did get back on my feet, but it wasnt like I expected. It took a toll on me. At the conclusion of The Crucible, the recruits hiked 13 miles to the Iwo Jima Monument. gave us a speech, and that is Marines, he said. He formed us up into columns and rows, and our drill instructors handed us our eagle, globe and your drill instructor looked you in the eye and said good job son, It was the most emotional day of my life, Roberts added. Those 13 weeks of me getting messed up and yelled at it made it all worth it. CAMP Kimberly Cunningham to become a registered nurse. and has served our community in the school system as well Department and continues to give back to our community. Recipients of recent years Lexi Whitehead, and Molly of Florida and is continuing her education in pursuit of a masters degree. Lexi and Molly are both in school full time; Lexi at All three young women have continued to be involved in our community either by substituting in our school system, tutoring students individually, or church involvement. In the spring of each year the previous recipient is invited to the Womans Club to speak. It is amazing to hear her experiences, accomplishments, and get an update on her education. This is just one small way that the Womans Club can play it forward and have a positive impact on the lives of young ladies in our community. CLUB