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BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Communities in Schools of Bradford County awarded scholarships to high school seniors during its annual banquet May 10 at Starkes Charley E. Johns Conference Center. The organization also thanked former board members, recognized its Mentor of the Year and said goodbye to its executive director. Board Chair Cheryl Canova said that outgoing executive director Shannon Rowe has been on the groups board for executive directors job after the illness and subsequent passing of Kathy Hobbs. Departing executive director Canova described Rowe as a go-getter who dedicated herself to making Bradford County better. Great leaders dont set out to become leaders, they set out to make a difference. Its never about the role, its about the goal, said Canova. (Shannon) made some great business decisions for CIS and she continued to make our sponsorship program, that Kathy started, stronger. And shes been an excellent advocate for us in our community and in Tallahassee. Canova said that after a death in her husbands family, Rowes husband Jonathan moved north to help with his grandparents business. was not going. But after a month or two of commuting, and Jonathans a really good cook, she said, Ive got to go. Shannon, I just want to say along with your talents and your giving spirit, you will be greatly missed, added Canova, but we are happy for you to take on this new life challenge. Our loss will be someone elses gain. Rowe told the audience that her replacement: Blythe Byrd was the executive director for United Way in Putnam County until that organization dissolved and was absorbed into United Way of St. Johns County. used to be a teacher, and had CIS in her classroom in Putnam County, said Rowe of Byrd, so, Mentor of the Year Rowe announced Linda Bennett as the Take Stock in Children Mentor of the Year. She said that in addition to serving as the programs mentor recruiter and college success rolls. If a mentor moves away or is unable to continue mentoring their student, Linda jumps right in and meets with that next mentor, Rowe said. She genuinely loves each student and encourages Cheryl Canova (left) and Shannon Rowe. them daily to do their best. Her compassion is contagious, and her energy is infectious. We are 75 Cents T elegraph Bradford County 138th Year, 43rd Issue Thursday, May 31, 2018 The Sweetest Strawberries this side of H eaven USPS 062-700 Starke, Florida Weekly deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. Phone 904-964-6305 Fax 904-964-8628 BHS graduation, See Regional News Alert wrecker operator prevents chemical spill BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Bradford Countys emergency management director said the operator of a wrecker prevented a chemical spill Saturday morning, after a semi-truck tanker overturned on U.S. 301 north of Lawtey. EMS Director Ray Shuford enforcement responding to the the tanker was empty and called Miracle Towing and Recovery of Macclenny to lift the trailer. However, soon after the wrecker operator began to upright the tanker, he saw a problem. When they began to lift the tanker up, it started to buckle, said Shuford, so they alertly stopped. A second call revealed that the tanker was carrying aluminum sulfate, a chemical used in paper manufacturing. According to the chemicals material data safety sheet, aluminum sulfate is a nonA second tanker was brought in to take on the chemical before Miracle Towing and Recovery put the tanker back on its wheels. The Florida Highway Patrol around 3:30 p.m. crash occurred when the driver of the rig: 48-year-old Garrett Wier of Kingsland, Georgia veered off the roadway and overcorrected, causing the tanker to overturn. Both Wier and a passenger: Jessica Hutto of Kingsland were transported to UF Health Shands Hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries. FHP ticketed Wier with careless driving. Above: When they began to lift the tanker up, it started to buckle, said Shuford, so they alertly stopped. Right: Both the truck driver: Garrett Wier and a passenger: Jessica Hutto of Kingsland were transported to UF Health Shands Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Area thirdgrade reading scores improve, surpass state BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Lake Butler third-graders were most likely to pass the state reading assessment this year, and several Bradford schools showed impressive growth while local schools in Clay County maintained high marks in spite of setbacks. The state released third-grade reading scores last Thursday. Success on the reading portion of the Florida Standards Assessment helps determine promotion to the fourth grade. Seventy percent of Lake Butler Elementary School third-graders passed the FSA reading test. Thats 2 percent higher than last year. The class also maintained one of the highest average reading scores in the region, 307 points. At Starke Elementary, where students have spent additional time on reading instruction this year, the percentage of thirdgraders passing grew 10 percent to 49 percent of the class. At Brooker Elementary, the jump was 11 percent to 61 percent of the class passing. Lawtey Elementary had the highest percentage of third-graders passing reading in Bradford 68 percent, which was 7 percent higher than last year. Lawtey tied its average score of 306 points, but Brookers score rose nine points to 306, and Starke was up three points to 299. They helped increase the districts performance overall, from 44 percent of Bradford third-graders passing to 47 percent. Unfortunately, at Southside Elementary the average score dropped two points and the percentage of third-graders passing reading fell from 42 to 36 percent. A full quarter of the schools third-grade class scored at Level 1, the lowest achievement level. Hamptons score also dropped, and the percentage of students passing Keystone Heights and McRae elementary schools also had a smaller percentage of thirdgraders pass the reading FSA exam this year. McRaes average percentage passing plummeted 15 percent. Still, at 62 percent passing, it was one of the better results in the region. Likewise, while 4 percent fewer Keystone Heights Elementary third-graders passed the test, 66 percent of them made the grade. In fact, 11 percent of them scored at Level 5, the highest achievement level. That was the highest percentage of any area school. Statewide, 57 percent of thirdgraders passed the reading exam. Several local school beat that average, including Lake Butler Elementary, Keystone Heights Elementary, McRae Elementary, Lawtey Elementary and Brooker Elementary. Those schools also beat the state average test score by several points. Starke com missioners make tough attorney de cision BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Starke city commissioners were placed in an awkward position when their former attorney returned from a military assignment and announced he wanted the position back. Commissioners had questioned what to do about Dan Sikes contract when it expired during his military deployment. After the contract expired in January, Mayor Janice Mortimer asked commissioners how they wanted to proceed, noting that John Cooper had done an excellent job serving the board in Sikes absence. Commissioners agreed with that, but also with Mortimers desire to give Sikes an opportunity to reapply for the position instead of giving the job to someone else while he was still on duty. That was in February. In March, Commissioner Tommy Chastain asked the board what was going to happen when Sikes returns. Commissioner Travis Woods asked if the city was required to give Sikes his job back. Cooper, who is also a veteran, said no. Rules that protect veterans jobs do not apply to contract employees, he said. Sikes had expressed a desire to return to Mortimer and City Manager Bob Milner and was expected to return in May. Commissioner Wilbur Waters said he was happy with Coopers advice, knowledge and quick response. He wanted to see the board stick with Cooper, who had been working on a monthto-month contract, unless the law required the board to go through the formal selection process. I would like for him to stay on if any way possible, he said. Mortimer said it wasnt just a matter of what the law said. She, too, was happy with Coopers performance. However, because Sikes was called away to serve his country, she believed it was fair to give him a chance to apply again. Woods agreed but said it was ultimately up to the board who would serve as attorney, and stopped just short of saying their preference was obvious. Chastain said commissioners should think about advertising June. Sikes returned by May as expected. At the commissions appeared and had a different interpretation of the law when it came to his right to be reappointed to the position. According to him, the length of the contract matters, and because he was under contract for two years, he should be reinstated. Sikes said he would like to be reinstated as of June 1. He recommended the board advertise if thats what commissioners want, but reappointing him would satisfy the spirit and the letter of the law in the meantime. On May 14, the commission manager consulted with two labor attorneys in Tallahassee who pointed to court rulings that the Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Act did not apply to independent Communities in Schools awards scholarships Cheryl Canova (left) and Shannon Rowe. See CIS, 2A See LAW, 2A


Community News USPS 062-700 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Starke, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Bradford County Telegraph131 West Call Street Starke, Florida 32091Phone: 964-6305 P.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091 Daniel Hildebran, General Manager Editor: Mark J. Crawford Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: John R. Tillman Typesetting: Eileen Gilmore Advertising & Newspaper Prod: Beth Tillman Bookkeeping & Classified Adverts: Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping Asst: Linda Lacombe Front office Asst: Jenny Starnes Publisher: John M. Miller Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months State Farm Bloomington, IL 1706838I dont just see a customer. I see you.While other insurance companies just see a customer, I see a neighbor in my community. Im here to get to know who you really are so I can help life go right. LETS TALK TODAY. Richard Morris, Agent 14793 US HWY 301 South Starke, FL 32091 Bus: 904-966-0011 very, very lucky to have her on our team. Former board members Rowe thanked former board members Mary Powell and Kevin Miller for their past contributions to the organization. Powell, an administrative assistant at Community State Bank, was a CIS board member for eight years and served as treasurer and on the boards governance and fundraising committees. Miller is the former assistant publisher at the Bradford County Telegraph. He is now a sales engineer with VoigtAbernathy Company. Rowe said Miller served as vice president of CIS and assisted the group with advertising and fundraising. Tribute to Farnsworth Scott Roberts gave a tribute to Pat Farnsworth, who was instrumental in bringing Communities in Schools to Bradford County. If you knew Pat, you knew he was very passionate about Bradford County, Roberts said. Think of all the kids that have been helped by this program, Roberts added. All this would not have been possible without Pat Farnsworth. Success story Former Take Stock in Children student Dominic Cummings delivered the keynote for the banquet. Cummings joined the program while a student at Mandarin High School in Jacksonville. He graduated from the University of North Florida with the help of a Communities in Schools scholarship, and now works as a mortgage underwriter for J.P. Morgan Chase Bank. Cummings was recently appointed to the Communities in Schools of Florida Board of Directors, and he serves on the Take Stock in Children Alumni Leadership Advisory Committee. Cummings said that when he was in the program, Take Stock in Children was an after-school activity that provided time for completing homework in addition to a dinnertime meal. He met his mentor, Kurt Lightbody, during the ninth grade. I didnt really know what we would share in common, recalled Cummings. Im thinking, Im a young, black male and maybe hes a rich white guy. I didnt know what to expect. Because of the struggles in my life, I shared those with him, Cummings continued, but I noticed that he never chastised me on how I said things or the way I said it and he never looked down on me. He took the time to listen to every word I had to say. Cummings said one obstacle he had to overcome was the anger he harbored against his father, who left the family when Cummings was young. He said Lightbody always encouraged him to give his relationship with his father time, and the students patience paid off, as he was eventually able to reconcile with his father. A few years ago, my father passed away and Im so happy I did get the opportunity to spend time with him, Cummings said, to hear his story and where I came from. Cummings also advised the seniors in the audience to appreciate the Communities in Schools scholarships they had been awarded. Getting my college degree has changed my life forever and that every single day, he said. I work for J.P. Morgan Chase, one of the largest banks in the country and that is because of the relationship that was born from Communities in Schools, my degree and the things Ive learned along the way. Scholarship recipients Before awarding this years scholarship recipients, Rowe thanked their mentors for providing guidance to the students. She said mentors dedicate their time to meet with students weekly during the school year, either before or after school or during lunch. Without them volunteering their time, knowledge and caring, our program would not be as successful as it is, said Rowe. Rowe said that in order to receive a scholarship, Take Stock in Children seniors must stay in school, maintain good grades, attend regular meetings with their mentors, stay crime-free and exhibit good citizenship. This years scholarship recipients are: Tarrin Jackson Jackson plans to attend Florida A&M University in Tallahassee and major in elementary education. He stated in the banquets program that Take Stock in Children has motivated him to prepare for his future. Jackson had two mentors throughout the program. Rick Still helped him begin his journey and then when Still could no longer participate, Adrian Chandler stepped in to complete the job. Chandler said it was a joy to mentor Jackson, whom he called an intelligent young man. I believe (he) will achieve all of his life goals and aspirations in life after high school, Chandler stated in the program. He has a good sense of what life is about, how to treat others, whats expected of him and a plan of action to get to his level of success. Jabrianna Reed Reed will graduate with her associate of arts degree in May and has been accepted into Florida State University where she will begin going to school this summer. She plans to pursue a degree in physical therapy. Her mentor, Melissa Gillenwaters, said in the banquets program, Jabrianna is an amazing young lady. She is focused, hard-working and most of all determined to be the best she can be. She is a future leader and role model for others in this program. Hannah Jackson (left) and Mentor of the Year: Linda Bennett. Kyle Caraway and Linda Bennett. Jabrianna Reed (right) and Melissa Gillenwaters. Dominic Cummings. Food Pantry has more food more often The Bradford Ecumenical Food Pantry is now receiving deliveries of fresh produce and dairy three times, meaning clients can pick up these items more often. Full orders are still available to clients once every two months, but every two weeks clients are welcome to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products, and bread and pastries ever two weeks. Gospel Fest seeks vendors RJE Alumni have announced the third annual Gospel Fest will take place Saturday, June 9, at the RJE Tigers Den Complex from noon to 5 p.m. Vendors should contact Sandra Demps or Sherry Williams to rent a $50 booth space. Deadline for rental is June 2. 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. Church food pantry open bimonthly Starke Church of God by Faith has a food pantry open every month from 10 a.m. to noon with a variety of food items available to give away. near Starke Truck Route scheduled for next week Shift to take place while crews set beams for bridge construction State Road 100 is scheduled to take place next Wednesday, weather permitting, as crews place beams for continued bridge construction at the Starke Truck Route. The shift, which will take place just west of Starke near Pine Forest Apartments, will move onto the newly constructed on and off ramps of the Starke Truck Route (State Road 223). This is expected to begin Wednesday morning and continue through Friday. During this time, motorists should expect delays and periodic stops as travel on State Road 100 will be treated like a moves motorists onto the new be active during this time. Once the beams are placed, See ROAD, 5A CIS contractors. Out of deference to his military service, it was recommended Sikes serve as cocounsel to Cooper until the board advertised and awarded a new contract. Commissioners couldnt agree to pay two attorneys, however, and reluctantly let Cooper go, at least for the time being. Because (Sikes) is a soldier, I would think that my responsibility as a citizen would be to return him and make him whole in the position he served in, Mortimer said. At the close of the meeting, Mortimer expressed her appreciation to Cooper, saying, I do look forward to working with you in the near future in the capacity as the city attorney. Sikes will resume his position as attorney June 1. The decision was not unanimous. While Waters said he respected Sikes military service, he said, choosing his words carefully, there had been issues before that he did not want to see return. LAW Kyle Caraway Caraway plans to pursue a degree in cardiovascular technology at Santa Fe College. His mentor, Ben Carter, described Caraway as one of a kind. He has a strong desire to succeed in whatever he does, said Carter in the program. He is incredibly loyal to his family and friends. Khalia Donley Donley said she plans to use her Take Stock in Children two-year scholarship to obtain an associates degree and then transfer to a four-year school. Her mentor, Shirley Mangol, called Donley a smart and focused young lady. She is also athletic, a cheerleader and a weight lifter, Mangol said. Dont let the small size fool you! Khalia is kind, respectful and driven. She has a positive attitude and attacks every problem or obstacle with a goal of success in the end. Montana Erwin Erwin plans to enroll in nursing school at the University of North Florida and later specialize in pediatric oncology. Her mentor, Joan Whitehead, said she and Erwin hit it off from At the get-together at the library she mentioned that her favorite sandwich from Subway was the same as mine and from that day on we never had a problem communicating, said Whitehead. She has always had her eyes on her goals for her future, been involved with school activities, and caring for her family and friends. I look forward to continuing hearing about the great life she will have. Hannah Jackson Jackson plans to study nursing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee with an eye on becoming a registered midwife. Linda Bennett, who along with Jasmine DeSue and Debbie Lawrence mentored Jackson, said Jackson has much potential to succeed in whatever she chooses to do.


Thursday, May 31, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 3A Montana Erwin (right) and Joan Whitehead. Shirley Mangol (left) and Khalia Donley. (L-r) Rick Still, Tarrin Jackson and Adrian Chandler. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Northside Christian Academy whom attended the school from Kindergarten all the way through high school Saturday night. Amberlyn Pilcher is also the Class of 2018s salutatorian and was one of 12 seniors participating in a commencement ceremony at Northside Baptist Church. In her salutatorian address, Pilcher singled out each one of her classmates, recalling traits that set them apart and her memories of each. Valedictorian honors grandparents In her valedictorian address, Carolyn Stallings honored her grandparents, who left Cuba in 1965. My grandfather was a dentist and my grandmother a school teacher, Stallings said of the communist dictatorship. When them to leave, they could only bring their wedding bands and the clothes that they were wearing, nothing else. No money, no items of value or heirlooms and most importantly, they could not bring documentation of their education and employment history. Without that paperwork, Stallings grandfather took jobs washing dishes and mopping the serving line of a cafeteria. They shared a small twobedroom home with seven other family members. Two years later my grandfather was accepted into a program at the University of Alabama that assisted political refugees in going back to dental school, Stallings said. After three years of working side jobs and learning English, my grandfather completed dental school for the second time and began a successful dental practice in Orlando. Stallings grandmother also returned to school, graduating valedictorian in her class and becoming a dental hygienist. Stallings said her grandparents always emphasized the importance of an education and insisted that family members did their best when taking on any project. There were no shortcuts, no excuses, no substitutes for hard work, she said of her grandparents. They were and most importantly they never gave up. Stallings told her classmates they too will encounter seemingly life. You will have trials, she said. You will have troubles, you will feel alone on occasion and things will at times seem hopeless. Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, obstacles, no matter how unfair life seems, you will do more than simply survive, you will choose to thrive, she continued. We know that the sun comes up every day whether or not we can see it and we know that the Lord is in our midst and he promises to never leave us or forsake us. Remember to persevere. Congressman: Dream big Guest speaker: U.S. Representative Ted Yoho told the graduates that everyone encounters naysayers and lives, and he was no exception. He said he came from a broken home, out on his own at 18, while his future wife was out on her own at 16. He told the seniors that when he was in the ninth grade, the school librarian told him he wasnt smart enough to get through veterinarian school. I think I went to vet school just to show her I could, he said. You ever feel that way? He added that even when climbing the ladder of success, life is a process of achievement followed by starting over at the bottom. Yoho said his only regret was not dreaming big enough, soon enough. He also recommended some books for the graduates: The Bible, Balcony People by Joyce Landorf Heatherly and How to Win Friends and Carnegie. One of the reasons I wanted to be a veterinarian is I didnt like people, he said. I liked animals, obviously, so I wanted to be a veterinarian. About my junior year, I realized all the animals had an owner. Yoho said Carnegies book helped him overcome his discomfort with people and build lasting relationships. He also said that making succeeding at anything. Yoho recalled saying no to offers of beer and pizza with his friends so he could stay home and study physics. I wanted to go, but Im thinking: Yeah, I can do that. Itll be fun for a moment, but its not going to get me close to my goal. Success is built on inconvenience, he added. If not, everybody would be successful. Northside Christian Academy Principal Tyler Hildebran of her primary and secondary education. Pilcher also Valedictorian Carolyn Stallings talked about her grandparents who left wedding bands and the clothes they were wearing. row: Morgan Elixson, Kayla Moss, Amberlyn Pilcher, Savanna Sefcik, Carolyn Stallings, Desiree Thornton and Sonja Warren. Back row: Colton Elixson, Jacob Manning, Joshua Merritt, Samantha Turner and Jarrett Underhill.


Graduating Bradford High School seniors receiving the Golden B Award were Rebecca Baier, Dakota BettersonSmith, Hayleigh Blankenship, Trent Bryant, Shianne Cassels, Chelsea Creighton, Kenedy Elder, Montana Erwin, HCA alum selected for Presidential Scholarship Damien Disbrow, a 2016 graduate of Hope Christian Academy near Starke, has been selected to receive a $35,000 Trinity College Presidential Ambassador Scholarship. The scholarship was based on character, the ability to succeed in college, and upon recommendation from a Christian leader. Disbrow graduated with honors from Hope Christian Academy and also achieved a score of 31 on his ACT, which is the top 5 percent of all ACT testers. Since graduating from HCA, he has been attending Santa Fe College studying science. Following a recent church service, Disbrow felt the Lord was calling him into ministry but didnt know what that would exactly mean. Within a few weeks, Damien learned HCA had been selected to nominate one student for a Presidential Ambassador Scholarship, instituted to celebrate Trinity Colleges 85th anniversary, and Billy Grahams alma mater. According to TC Admissions Director Rachel Nobel, Disbrow is the only scholarship recipient in Bradford and Clay counties. Associate Dean for Adult Education Dr. John E. Zuch said, Regardless of their chosen whose lives clearly demonstrate their love and commitment to Jesus Christ. Trinity College states in their handbook that all students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree will graduate with a double major in Bible and Theology in addition to their major of choice. The college is located on 40 acres in Trinity, Florida, and offers dorm life and an NCCAA DII athletic program. Trinity is accredited with ABHE and ECFA. Hope Christian Academy is accredited with FLOCS and LOCS through AdVancEd. Disbrow HAMPTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS MAKING STRAIGHT A HONOR ROLL FOR THE THIRD NINE WEEKS: (front row, l-r) Zachary Boulris, Alex Mauldin, Charlie Zink, Axel Markwich, Brandon Plum, (back row) Emily Dowling, Emerald Powell, Victoria, Halle Swan, Cailey Cowart, Jasmine Hoyer and and Violet Tinney. Not pictured: Lilly Maust. Hampton straight-A students The Bradford Soil and Water Conservation District recently presented awards for its annual Poster Contest to students at Starke Christian School. Paul Still presented the awards to the student winners. The theme for this years poster contest was Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home. Winners in each category received a Walmart gift card. Still is pictured with winners Bryce Soil and Water Conservation District awards poster winners At Starke Christian Schools recently conducted graduation and awards ceremonies, Marea Ludwig for having straight As all year long. Starke Christian Academy hands out awards (L-R) Bryce King, Corey King and Kate Sickenberger year. (L-R) Contessa Walker and Mia Ortega graduated from eighth grade and kindergarten.


Thursday, May 31, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 5A Church St. John Missionary Baptist and Philadelphia Missionary Baptist churches are joining for a God Squad themed vacation Bible school welcoming all ages. The program will take place Jun 6 at 6 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Lawtey. For more information, please all Emma Strong at 904-782-3130 or Shirley Johnson at 904-7823448. 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. Health The Melting Pot Feeding your body: Being mindful about nurturing your body with fruits and vegetables BY SAMARA DEARY UF/IFAS Bradford Extension Today is a wonderful day! Every morning when I walk out my front door I take a moment to observe the beauty of the day. Whether the sun is shining or its gloomy and raining, I see the on the good things in is life important. Just like with eating, on your food habits what did you learn? Did you discover good practices? Did you notice instances that caused you to indulge more? Did you learn more about yourself? The answers to these questions encourage us to be mindful about our everyday habits. One eating is to deliberately pay attention to what you are eating but in a non-judgmental way. How does this play into how we plan our meals? We as humans have unique eating experiences. Meaning that we all differ somewhat in our likes and dislikes as well as eating ways. You may know someone who is vegan, vegetarian or someone who eats based on their likes, health, and even social and ethical reasons. No matter how you choose you want to choose foods that you enjoy but are nurturing to your body. To nurture your body is simple, you are giving your body the vitamins and minerals it needs to grow, repair and keep you healthy and functioning. Everyone eats on a circular plate. When you look at that plate it can be broken into sections half for fruits and vegetables, a quarter for grains and a quarter for proteins as well as a section for low fat dairy. The biggest section of the plate is the one that gives us the most nutrients to nurture our bodies. Think about ways you can increase your nutrients with fruits and vegetables at every meal. Whether it is a salad, a piece of fruit or simply sliced cucumbers and carrots. Think about what fruits and vegetables you enjoy eating. Everyones likes are different; focus on what you like. Create a list to attach to your refrigerator of the fruits and vegetables you like, make these a part of your staples list. Practice deliberately paying attention to nutrients. If you would like more information on creating a balanced plate visit, www. I hope this series on mindful eating is helping to shape healthier habits in your life please feel free to share with me your experiences. Orange and Apple Salad Ingredients 1 can Mandarin oranges 3 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons ginger 1 Granny Smith (or tart) apple, thinly sliced 1 Red Delicious (or sweet) apple, thinly sliced Directions Drain oranges; reserve 1 cup of juice place in a bowl and set aside. Place juice, honey and ginger in small saucepan on medium-low. Cook and stir 8-10 minutes or until consistency of syrup. Remove from heat; let stand to cool. Slice apples and add to oranges; toss with syrup until coated. 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! motorists will be able to return to Road 100. Beam placement is scheduled to take place between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, but may extend into the evening hours. If so, the shift can also be in place between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. Work could be delayed due to current weather forecasts through Memorial Day weekend and early next week. If so, the rescheduled. The $90 million, 7.3mile Florida Department of Transportation project, designed to relieve congestion on the busy U.S. 301 corridor through Starke, began in the summer of 2016 and is expected to be completed early next year. Work on this section of the Starke Truck Route is being completed by Superior Construction Inc. More information about the project can be found by visiting ROAD Continued from 2A Dog hit by golf cart defeats death three times after treatment at UF BY SARAH CAREY University of Florida A young dachshund named Rupert, run over by a golf cart in Ocala on Feb. 19, is now living a charmed life after being resuscitated three times by University of Florida veterinarians. Rupert was discharged Feb. 27 from UFs Small Animal Hospital after being treated for eight days in the hospitals intensive care unit. His owner, Jamie McAllister, who lives in Michigan but travels back and forth to Ocala during the winter months, could not be happier. To say Rupert is a miracle is an understatement, McAllister said. If it werent for the doctors and staff at UF, I dont know where we would be. McAllister said Rupert had jumped off a friends golf cart while she was driving and rolled under one of the vehicles tires. She immediately took him to her veterinarian, who advised her that Rupert should be taken to the UF Small Animal Hospital due to the severity of his injuries. His veterinarian called me in Gainesville to say Ruperts family wanted to bring him to UF for treatment of severe pulmonary contusions, but he was not stable enough for transport, said Ashley Allen, D.V.M., a clinical assistant professor of emergency and critical care at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. So we teamed up: Dr. Gareth Buckley took over the intensive care unit, and Dr. Jennifer Martinez, student Denae Campanele and I loaded up the van we use to transport patients on oxygen, and drove to Ocala to get Rupert, she explained. The group stopped at the UF Pet Emergency Treatment Services clinic in Ocala to pick up a ventilator and additional supplies. They then headed to the Town and Country Animal Hospital, where Rupert went into cardiac arrest soon after they arrived. His heart had stopped beating due to internal bleeding and depletion of oxygen, the doctors said. We performed CPR and got him back, but he proceeded to code two more times in the hour we spent there trying to get him stable enough for transport, Allen said. We brought him to UF by using the transport ventilator, as he was unable to maintain oxygenation on his own, and he stayed on a Initially, Rupert had a severe lung injury, but he gradually improved and was taken off the ventilator on Feb. 24. He died three times, and the second and third time, the veterinarians called me to tell me he wasnt going to make it, said McAllister. Then, they called right back to say he was alive and had a strong heartbeat. The veterinarians asked McAllister if she wanted them to continue to work on Rupert, she said. McAllister, an equestrian competitor, said she was not ready to give up on the dog she got at a horse show in her home state of Michigan. A rescue for a litter of dachshund puppies and McAllisters daughter Ella told her about them. so hard, we needed to give him every chance possible, she said. McAllister was told Rupert had a 20 percent chance of survival once he was taken off the ventilator. She was able to visit him once he was removed from the machine. When I put my head next to him, he actually stood up and started licking my face, she said. It was amazing. Every day thereafter, he just got stronger take him home. Allen said several of UFs intensive care technicians and many different doctors were involved in Ruperts extensive care. All in all, Rupert spent a little over a week in the hospital and was discharged, wagging his tail, to a family that loves him unconditionally, Allen said. His story is a great reminder to all of us who work daily with the sickest of emergency pets that the collaborative team effort and excellent patient care these animals require can sometimes have an excellent outcome. Members of the UF Small Animal Hospital emergency and critical care team stand with Jamie McAllister of Ocala,her daughter, Ella, and Rupert, their dog, on the day of his discharge.


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Joe Cephus Johnson formerly of Lawtey, pastor of the Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church 816 N. W. 1 st Ave. Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 passed away on May 25 th Pastor Johnson will rest in the church sanctuary from 12 PM until 8 PM on June 2 nd A memorial service will be held at 5PM on the 2 nd Celebration of life services will be held on Sunday June 3 rd at New Birth Baptist Church 2300 N. W. 135 Street Miami Florida 33167 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2Timothy 4:7 (KJV) success in life BY CLIFF SMELLEY Katelyn Massey and Chelsea Creighton, the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Bradford High School Class of 2018, shared some advice with their fellow graduates during their speeches at the May 25 commencement, and in so doing, probably get a lot of mouths watering at the thought of eating at Olive Garden. It would seem the restaurant is quite popular with the top BHS grads, who both mentioned it during their speeches. In talking about the things that helped her get to where she is today, Massey said one was Olive Garden. "I would not be here without the unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks," she said. advice to the graduates was, "Make sure your family takes you to a nice dinner tonight. You just worked your tail off for 13 years to take, what, 20 steps and receive a piece of paper. You deserve a great dinner at Olive Garden. You should binge on breadsticks." Breadsticks aside, Creighton also encouraged her classmates to make their dreams reality by saying, "Keep your dreams close to your heart. If you want to female president, then go do it. The only person stopping you is yourself." Her last piece of advice to the graduating class was to not get so caught up in life that you ignore the ones you care about. "Make time for the people that love you," Creighton said. "The vast majority of us will end up working a full-time job, so make time for your family and friends. Take a trip to the beach. Do a weekly poker night. Just make the most of the time you have left." Massey said four things impacted her life, adding, "As we take our steps to our next great adventure, we should keep these in mind. First, pray. Remember to pray often and thank God for each moment." After touting the menu at Olive Garden as her second point of emphasis, Massey encouraged her classmates to breathe. "Take a deep breath in all situations and enjoy the moment because moments like this and every other moment may pass far too quickly. Just a few short years ago, we thought this day would never come, so breathe. Remember the good times, the OK times and the not-even-sogreat times. Always live in the moment." Lastly, Massey told her fellow graduates to be thankful. She quoted the New King James Version of 1 Thessalonians 5:1618: "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." "In each moment, be thankful," Massey said. "Continue to thank others." BHS Principal Vinnie Blye and Superintendent of Schools Stacey Creighton offered their words of advice as well, with Blye telling the Class of 2018 members to take action in their lives. "Create opportunities and live them," Blye said. "Life will happen to you whether you guide it or not, so you might as well try need to know what you want, and you have to be willing to go after it." Blye cautioned graduates to not get so wrapped up in the future that they forget to live in the moment. "Live in the present and make it so beautiful it'll be worth remembering," he said. In closing his remarks, Blye said, "I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities and to the most special places your heart has ever known." The superintendent said she knows that students have given thought to and made plans for their futures. As students continue to do so, she asked them to consider this question: Is what you want to achieve a dream or a goal? "There is a difference," Creighton said. "You see, a dream is only an ideal, something you fantasize about that looks wonderful and perfect. Most of the time, it is something in the distant future that will probably never happen, but a goal is something real that you set a plan for, work toward and achieve. Our dreams help determine our goals, but no one succeeds on dreams alone." Creighton urged students to take opportunities to leave their comfort zones in achieving those goals. "This is where true growth occurs," she said. "Stepping outside your comfort zone is vital to your advancement. You cannot become a bigger and better version of yourself unless you are willing to stretch beyond what you already know." As they move into the future, members of the Class of 2018 will experience failure, Creighton said. Failure, though, is simply part of that journey of growth. "Failure can even bring opportunities you may have never had otherwise," Creighton said. "A wise quote says that in life, the things that go wrong very often lead to other things that are going right." Creighton closed her speech by reminding the students that Bradford County will always be home and always be supportive. "If you ever need to come home, catch your breath, and get your feet back underneath you, you know we will be here for you, to catch you and support you," Creighton said. "When you have rested, we will push you toward your next goal." Salutatorian Chelsea Creighton Andrews participate in the pledge of allegiance. receive hugs onstage from Superintendent Lindley Adkins. gets his photo taken with his diploma. A happy Bethany Bryan waits for her turn to walk across the stage. and Peyton Welch are graduates. Markayla Sanford waves to someone she knows as she


Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section BY CLIFF SMELLEY Keystone Heights batters had little success against West Nassau pitcher Skylar Whitty, who gave up three hits and struck out 10 as the ninth-ranked Warriors defeated the 10th-ranked Indians game on May 22 at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach. Like they did in two of their three regional playoff games, the Indians (20-11) got off to a fast start, taking a 1-0 lead in the top and an error helped West Nassau score four runs on just two hits in the bottom of the second. With the way Whitty was pitching, that was enough to send the Warriors to the championship game, where they lost 4-1 to number-one-ranked Coral 23-7 record. It was Coral Springs Charter's fourth straight state title. "It didn't go our way," Keystone Head Coach Jessica Marquart said. "Our 10 (previous) losses have all been like that, really errors and game on top." The game was postponed three times over the course of four days due to weather. Keystone's players and coaches woke up at 5 a.m. for what was originally scheduled to be an 8:35 start on take place until approximately 5.5 hours later. A steady rain continued to fall throughout the day. Ground twice between innings, while one of the umpires had to be of the third after he appeared to have sustained a knee injury after planting his foot and slipping. before deciding to play the remainder of the game on an and subsequent preparation of almost hour delay. "It was tough conditions," Marquart said, "but everybody had to deal with that." Keystone's leadoff batter Ashleigh Jennings reached on a bunt single to start the game and advanced to second on a Jennings then scored on a single by Bailey Story. Story's hit would be the Indians' last until Lexi Northway West Nassau's bats didn't produce much, either, as pitchers Megan Moncrief and Daelynn Eatmon held the Warriors to four hits. The Warriors, though, took advantage of free passes and a miscue in the bottom of the second. Bre Hickox led off the inning by drawing a walk, moved to second on Courtney on Regan Lee's single into walk, with both Studt and Lee advancing on Mykhala Moore's ground out. Emily Dixon drew a walk to load the bases before scored two runs. The Warriors added one more run when an errant throw in an attempt to catch Dixon stealing third allowed Dixon to score. West Nassau would put six more runners on base following the second inning, but couldn't manufacture any more runs as Eatmon gave up two hits and had relief. Keystone, meanwhile, put reaching with two outs. Marquart said she was proud of the leadership her eight seniors Jennings, Moncrief, Northway, Story, Molly Crawford, Emily Pressley, Skylar Rollins and Makayla Smith provided this season and proud of what her team accomplished. The Indians, as the District 5 runner-up, went on the road for all three of its regional playoff games and had to defeat such teams as thirdranked Hernando and fourthranked Eustis. "Not very many teams get here," Marquart said. "For us to lose districts and do that in regionals and be here that's an accomplishment in itself. I'm proud of them for doing that. They never gave up." Regan Lee. at second prior to scoring on a Bailey Story single in the Second baseman Ashton Ludwig chases after a ball hit just fair Lexi Northway corrals a a single that scored two of West Nassau's four second-inning runs. Pitcher Daelynn Eatmon Makayla Smith makes contact on a pitch in the second inning.