75 Cents T elegraph Bradford County 138th Year, 46th Issue Thursday, June 21, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.StarkeJournal.com Starke clerk faces hearing after ethics commission ruling BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Starke City Clerk Ricky Thompson has run afoul of the Florida Commission on Ethics, which found probable cause that he has abused the he used his authority to protect an Thompson used city funds to pay his Both were submitted by Mary Johnson, whose accusations resulted in time sheets took her and former City Per the ethic commission: Probable cause was found to believe Starke City Clerk Ricky Thompson with the supervision of another the ethics complaint or disclosed information not available to the public and former employees qualify it as even delves into rumors of a romantic involvement, which both deny and What those asked did reveal is Thompson told two employees end, she is my number one, and I will has told people he feels responsible to felt people had misconstrued what he So, how did that loyalty manifest command and advised Ernharth not See CLERK, 4A English FSA results great for BHS, not for BMS BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor School, but a decline in performance test performance was up at Starke Mikey Davis makes the most of his 1950s soda shop experience listening to the jukebox music. Bradford County Public Library is serving up the fun this summer! Program coordinator Kathy Paddock and circulation tech Jill courtesy of Bradford County Public Library. a blend of ice cold chocolate milk and heavenly chocolate ice See TEST, 4A Woman sentenced to 24 months for child abuse Choked third-grader with electrical cord BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Starke woman to two years in prison Davis credited Tiffaney Rochelle days for time to court papers, teacher at Southside Elementary School in January that her mother mother used the electrical cord from the Starke Police Department wrote in a report that the victim showed She stated that her mother took the cord of an iron and wrapped it advised that it hurt, made her dizzy bit her, punched her and subjected her that her mother drinks vodka and Clark wrote that in February she met with Burch to discuss the repeatedly said she did not understand under arrest, the defendant said she I informed her that due to her continued insistence that she did not Burch BHS Head Football Coach Undergoes Heart Surgery Page 9B
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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 Discover the Better Angels of our nature with a moderator from the Better alike than different, even when public square and peace to your The event will take place at questions to Lanny Smith at Democrats meet Monday The Bradford County Democratic Party will meet on Capital City Bank community Note veterans schedule School board special meeting Monday The Bradford County School Board will hold a workshop job descriptions and dropout amended notice of tax for school will immediately follow the Library co-op meeting Farm Bureau hosting Youth Speech Contest The Bradford County Farm you are interested, please contact Vote at home by voting through the mail BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor There more opportunities to vote than ever with the outside, and maybe even wait could live your couch potato lifestyle and vote by mail? recommended in years with amendments on a variety of topics from homestead Supervisor of Elections Terry The screens that follow will process, which includes pick it up as soon as they become be returned by mail in time to be the mail ballot in person at the For more information, contact 13 amendments From candidates for senator member, there will be plenty for voters to educate themselves Exemption would increase the can be exempted from property would apply to the assessed value of a homestead property exclusive authority to authorize Murderers and sex offenders are Responder and Military Member majority of university trustees to limits on school boards, expands civics education and moves local authority over charter schools to Indoor Workplaces bans on oil Local Government Structure and Operation would have the make the state veterans affairs department constitutionally would not retroactively affect the In a 2017 piece by the website Vox, the author discusses his experience with voting by mail: I live in Washington, one of three US states (Oregon and Colorado are the others) that does all its voting by mail. Heres how voting went for me. I got my ballot in the mail several weeks before the election. One night the following week, after dinner, my family gathered around the dining room table. On one side, we had our ballots. On the other, several informal voting guides from some of our favorite publications and people. We went through the ballot vote by vote president, governor, on down to ballot initiatives on carbon taxes and public transit discussing the opposing arguments, allowing the boys (11 and 13) to ask questions. Overall, it took about an hour. When we were done, we put our ballots the mailbox. Thats it. We did this at our leisure, not during proscribed hours. We werent subject to the vagaries of weather or the idiosyncrasies of polling staff. We didnt have to show any ID or wait in any lines. We had plenty of time to research and mull over each vote. It felt deliberative, civilized, like the way human beings ought to vote. David Roberts Agencies share mosquito control information Citizens, beekeepers, pollinator protectors should take note mosquito repellent, preferably Many mosquitoes breed in bird baths, boats, tarps and notice is intended to provide you with crucial information you need to be aware of and to representatives from the Florida Consumer Services in both the Section and the Bureau of Plant Division of Plant Industry and Key points from presentations: Mosquitoes killed, not bee colonies Mosquito control: Public mosquito control in Florida is a is to protect the health of humans incidence of Eastern equine encephalomyelitis at https:// Citizens should routinely take alert status for mosquito borne disease transmission issued by the Center for Disease Control, The spray was timed to knock in Bradford County was reduced there were no documented losses of honey bee colonies due to pesticide exposure from mosquito control efforts in mites and their associated availability, poor queen health, and many other environmental colony death, beekeepers should report losses of honey bees to their The apiary inspector will perform an inspection and attempt to If the apiary inspector suspects a loss due to pesticide exposure from the Florida Department Environmental Services to with the Florida Department Beekeepers and pollinator protectors should notify Miranda Sellers at the county extension adulticide mosquito sprays on Do you want to receive This service is offered to all Jim DeValerio, extension agent, and Debbie Nistler, 4H agent and county extension director SREC here to help seniors Suwannee River Economic Council would like to invite which serves breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and SREC also has a meal site in Church, which is open from but do not have transportation, Suwannee River Economic Council also helps pay utility Call to see what is available and Please call Jenny Sullivan,
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 3A See Crime, 6B AMENDED NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY The School Board of Bradford County will soon consider a measure to amend the use of property tax for the capital outlay projects previously advertised for the 2017 to 2018 school year. New Projects to be funded: PURCHASE OR LEASE OF PERMANENT OR RELOCATABLE SCHOOL FACILITIES Purchase of two (2) modular classrooms Amended Projects to be funded: MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES Purchase of five (5) school buses All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on June 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm, at the School Board meeting room at 501 W. Washington Street, Starke, Fl. A DECISION on the proposed amendment to the projects funded from CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this meeting. 1 SpotOn Payment Processing & Marketing 1. What is SpotOn, and how did you get involved with the organization? SpotOn is a payment processing organization that has software that allows businesses to keep customers analytics, send and redeem promotions, and set up customer loyalty programs that are easy to use. I have always loved to help people. I taught career and technical courses for 21 years, and SpotOn has allowed me to help businesses. 2. How does SpotOn give small business owners a competitive advantage? On average, I have been able to save businesses between $1,500 and $3,000 a year. SpotOn has a software program that allows businesses to connect with customers anytime through email, and send promotions in real-time 3. The Internet has been unstable in the City of Starke, does SpotOn have a system for making credit/debit card transactions when businesses loose the Internet? Yes, SpotOn has a device where businesses can use their phones to complete the credit/debit card transactions when the Internet or utility companies has a power outage. The great news is the device for mobile phones cost only $50.00 4. How does SpotOn help businesses with marketing? The SpotOn software allows businesses to create customer loyalty programs, that can be changed anytime, and prompts customers who have redeemed deals or promotions to leave online reviews. 5. How much does it cost of an initial analysis? It does not cost businesses any money for me to do an initial analysis. I want to make sure I can save businesses money before they sign on as a client. One of the major reasons I like working for the SpotOn organization is they truly want to help businesses. Donna Harris Sales Executive Never let the internet being The Bradford County FairAssociation, Inc. is pleased to announce Sen. Bradley and Rep. Payne will formally present the initial State of Florida grant check Tuesday, June 26th at 10:00 am Come hear about your new emergency evacuation facility and how it will be a benet to our community!Open to the public bring your friends and neighbors! Come show your Bradford County gratitude and spirit .Light refreshments will be served. Great News! Commissioners catch up as budget talk delayed BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Starke City Commissioners settled for an update and would because of the absence of documents has been a sore spot Ledford, who answers not to Milner but to City Clerk Ricky Thompson, whose health issues City commissioners have complained about the absence of Ledford as well, who was answered or copies of the records they need, and spent was scheduled but illness and actually planned to present a but then the commission set the deprived them of a chance to Ledford had the chance to behind, the software is now commissioners had requested when in reality, all of the same information was included, but the Ledford said they have been While commissioners and posed questions, Milner updated the board on some of the commissioners proposed some year, even with unanticipated sales will pick up over the With just two employees the department is far from rates have increased over the years Gas rates need another look as There is another issue as and the meter for Florida Gas Gas installed a new meter on its line, and Milner said the city reinstalled a meter on its line that had been removed for several of them have the same leaks, it would be the other way experts for an explanation that makes sense and will satisfy the that must be addressed on top of the sewer line evaluation the wastewater treatment plant years while the commission contemplates construction of a new advanced treatment Other topics include customers, and Ledford said need to be cautious, however, to balance the cost if the money Ledford said everyone needs When it comes to compensation, recommendations of human resources person who has Milner said he also wants on donations to community For their part, commissioners want to talk about what the city is city taxpayers and customers reimbursed by the county and cannot bill anyone for those City attorney Dan Sikes said the city should ask for reimbursement in its mutual knows the value of its reliance on the city and has expressed an pay the sheriff for dispatch and BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor evaluated and a plan hatched the city commission is now One issue is the lack of water was attributed to two causes: the size of the lines in areas served inside and outside the city, and Over the years whenever there was a request for an extension to a new area, the city economized lines will be inadequate to serve served experience low water Milner said the lines also dead end and that contributes to the inadequate water pressure into the city, pressure would estimate yet, and a number of other projects take precedence, and repairs needed at the a new plant in order to meet the amount of water the city is recent workshop that losses stand the Suwannee River Water based on the difference between Milner said they know there are leaks in the lines, but there is not a mechanism in place to determine where the majority of Milner said, based on what he Girl texts mother: I am scared 37-year-old arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior James Akins
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 Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 04-2015-DR-424 DIVISION: IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: BARBARA WALLS MARTIN, Wife, And ROBERT JOHN MARTIN, Husband. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Robert John Martin Last known address: 159 SE 35th Street Keystone Heights, FL 32656 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Motion for Enforcement of Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Michael D. Kendall, whose address is 1200 Riverplace Boulevard, Suite 800, Jacksonville, FL 32207 on or original with the clerk of this Court at the Bradford County Clerks or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the motion. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form (12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed or e-mailed to the addresses on WARNING; Rule 12.285, Florida requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions. Including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: May 22. 2018 MICHAEL D. KENDALL Counsel for Barbara Walls Martin 6/7 4tchg 6/28-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 16000119CA DIVISION: vs. BLAINE HARRISON a/k/a BLAINE ROBERT HARRISON; DEBBIE HARRISON a/k/a DEBBIE JEAN LLC; and UNKNOWN TENANT IN Defendants. AMENDED RE-NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Summary Judgment of Foreclosure in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Bradford County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Bradford County, Florida described as; 0314FGHB SCHEDULE A SITUATE IN COUNTY OF BRADFORD AND STATE OF FLORIDA. DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: IN THE WEST ONE HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE OUARTER 5 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA; FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 27 AND RUN N 00 WEST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 27 A DISTANCE OF 674.62 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT AND THE CONTINUE N 00 W, ALONG SAlD WEST LINE 656.52 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID W 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SW 1/4; THENCE RUN S 89 E, 688.25 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID W 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4; THENCE RUN S 00 E,656.53 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE RUN N 89 W, 663.82 FEET TO THE 212TH ST And which postal address is: 9431 N.W. 212th Street, Starke, FL 32091. for cash, in the lobby of the Bradford County Courthouse located at 945 N. Temple Avenue, Starke, FL on the 26 day of July, 2018,11:00 a.m. in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes. THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the Seal of this Court this 6 day of June, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: L Brannon Deputy Clerk Jacksonville, FL 32201-4400 6/14 2tchg 6/21-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 04-2017-CA-000315 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. v. GLENDA J. MESSER F/K/A GLENDA JEAN RUSS A/K/A GLENDA J. RUSS; ARNOLD MESSER A/K/A ARNOLD L. MESSER; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; THE BRADFORD COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, THE STATE OF FLORIDA; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on April 13,2018, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Bradford County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Bradford County, Florida, described as: SITUATE IN COUNTY OF BRADFORD AND STATE OF FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF NORTHEAST QUARTER (NE 1/4) RANGE 22 EAST, BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW1/4) OF NORTHEAST QUARTER (NE1/4) AND RUN THENCE SOUTH ONE (1) DEGREES, SEVEN (7) MINUTES EAST ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF A DISTANCE OF SIX HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN (657) FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF A GRADED COUNTY ROAD; RUN THENCE NORTH SIXTY-NINE (69) DEGREES. THIRTY-TWO (32) MINUTES WEST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR AND FORTY-SEVEN HUNDREDTHS (554.47) FEET, TO AN IRON STAKE DESCRIBED, CONTINUE NORTH SIXTY-NINE (69)DEGREES, THIRTYTWO (32) MINUTES WEST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF TWO HUNDRED TEN AND TWENTY FOUR HUNDREDTHS (210.24) FEET TO AN IRON STAKE; RUN THENCE SOUTH THIRTEEN (13) DEGREES, THIRTY-THREE (33) MINUTES WEST A DISTANCE OF TWO HUNDRED SIXTY AND EIGHTY-NINE HUNDREDTHS (260.89) FEET TO AN IRON STAKE; RUN THENCE SOUTH SIXTY NINE (69) DEGREES, THIRTY-TWO (32) MINUTES EAST SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY, A DISTANCE OF TWO HUNDRED TEN AND TWENTY-FOUR HUNDREDTHS (210.24) FEET TO AN IRON STAKE; RUN THENCE NORTH THIRTEEN (13) DEGREES, THIRTY-THREE (33) MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF TWO HUNDRED SIXTY AND EIGHTYNINE HUNDREDTHS (260.89) FEET a/k/a 2664 SE 150TH ST, STARKE, FL 32091 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the east front door of the Bradford County Courthouse, 945 N. Temple Avenue, Starke, FL 32091, on June 28,2018 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you later than 60 days after the sale. If entitled to any remaining funds. Dated this 4 day of June, 2018. Ray Norman Clerk of the Circuit Court By: L Brannon Deputy Clerk 12425 28TH STREET NORTH, SUITE 200 EFILING@EXLLEGAL.COM If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a proceeding, you are entitled to be provided with certain assistance at no cost to you. Alachuu County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352337-6237) at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voiceimpaired, call 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL Interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at email@example.com. 6/14 2tchg 6/21-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA In re: THE ESTATE OF SHARON WAMSLEY WYTON, also known as SHARON W. WYTON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Sharon Wamsley Wyton, also known as Sharon W. Wyton, deceased, whose date of death was September 21, 2017, and whose Social Security Number is ***-**-4696, is pending in the Circuit Court for Bradford address of which is Bradford County Courthouse, 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida 32091, The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. this Notice is June 14, 2018. Maria Mosley 5331 SE 86th Street Hampton, Florida 32044 Representative: James J. Taylor Jr. Bar No. 334057 Jennifer T. Arrubla Florida Bar No. 98804 420 S. Lawrence Blvd. Keystone Heights, Florida 32656 Secondary Email: 352-473-8088 (telephone) 352-473-8161 (facsimile) 6/14 2tchg 6/21-BCT See LEGALS, 6A seemed bulletproof, Thompson employees who complained Thompson supposedly sent word Ernharth said he was present at employees at the time made and Thompson appointed to employees were reluctant to do Pennsylvania to Starke to run the city, he was treated as an outsider, whereas Thompson had he and Thompson were at odds they often were Ernharth was advised by people like city attorney Dan Sikes not to clerk was very well politically always stop Thompson, as when for misappropriation of public and then the Florida Department Thompson, Ernharth, Sikes and Sheriff Gordon Smith, Smith department records if the city failed to remove her from the Thompson claimed the and that he had no authority to of any threats made toward afraid of a physical confrontation With that in mind he said he employees could see her and never used that opportunity to former deputy clerk, Brenda Thompson said he had probably into her system approximately helped other employees in the whether customers had paid their utility bills for the meter said she had no idea how the evidence of altered or deleted Johnson claimed Thompson to punish Johnson, but Ernharth video, but Johnson submitted a said Thompson lied in an effort Thompson said based on what City Commissioner Travis told him, he had determined a violation had occurred, but Ernharth remembered it as one wheeled it out and said, This is said to him, I said, we just kept wheel, and I said, Ricky, this is Ernharth did not, however, say Thompson pressured him to Thompson did attempt to pay was entitled to have the city cover the cost because it was in Commissioner Wilbur Waters attempted to question the bill, but it had already been approved attention, Sikes said his answer costs in this circumstance, he said, but he believed Thompson Thompson had previously submitted an invoice for his own of this ethics complaint, which The proximity of the two employees at city hall became a nonissue after Ernharth Even away from her job, however, Thompson still continued to while she was on leave and the employee Kris Kadlec, refused Thompson said Commissioner department employees, and he mistreatment and discrimination termination despite the lack of failure of the city to take action The story is not over for Thompson, who now faces a his attorney, Thompson believes he will be exonerated when he has an opportunity to present his CLERK Continued from 1A Bradford Middle School TEST Continued from 1A
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 5A Church Greater Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church and New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church vacation Bible School with Bible study, arts and crafts, food, Hope Baptist Church is Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church will have vacation Bible school June New Covenant Baptist Ministries cordially invites Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Deacons, Deaconesses and Rudolph Lennon and the First Church of Gainesville will host First Baptist Raiford vacation meal at noon will be followed welcome, too, and parents must Starke Church of God by Faith with free dinner and snacks Email the details of your congregations upcoming special events to editor@ bctelegraph. com. DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 5 P.M. Health Healthy living Summer Summer is the hottest and most summer months, here are some despite the hot weather: Limit your time in the sun Carry a water bottle with Set up an umbrella or tent precautions, you and your family should try some of the summer activities below: Grab a Frisbee or football to Take a swim in the pool, hole, bocce ball, croquet or horse Go for a walk with your volleyball or badminton racquets in outdoor activities in the summer heat and humidity, be Remember that physical activity healthy habits and can easily be incorporated into your summer Healthy Living: Food safety about food safety precautions, left out in the heat and humidity and tips that you should know and follow this summer: Bacteria that cause food food, wash your hands, utensils you can spread bacteria to your your hands and surfaces temperatures, it can happen Find out more about food illnesses in order to keep you and Recipe of the Week Ingredients cup canola oil teaspoon salt Directions 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! Get ready to go back to school Madison Street Baptist Church The Info Fair is for Bradford County public and private County Education Foundation, churches and businesses of school supplies as well as important information about Students must be present to vendors, you will be entered into bounce houses and refreshments attend at certain times based on their school: schools and others who could not Bradford public schools is for vendors who can participate You may participate even if you cannot afford the donation, or you may donate to help purchase checks payable to Bradford County Education Foundation to For more information, please Agencies share mosquito control information Citizens, beekeepers, pollinator protectors should take note mosquito repellent, preferably Many mosquitoes breed in bird baths, boats, tarps and notice is intended to provide you with crucial information you need to be aware of and to representatives from the Florida Consumer Services in both the Section and the Bureau of Plant Division of Plant Industry and Key points from presentations: Mosquitoes killed, not bee colonies Mosquito control: Public mosquito control in Florida is a is to protect the health of humans incidence of Eastern equine encephalomyelitis at https:// Citizens should routinely take alert status for mosquito borne disease transmission issued by the Center for Disease Control, The spray was timed to knock in Bradford County was reduced there were no documented losses of honey bee colonies due to pesticide exposure from mosquito control efforts in mites and their associated availability, poor queen health, and many other environmental colony death, beekeepers should report losses of honey bees to their The apiary inspector will perform an inspection and attempt to If the apiary inspector suspects a loss due to pesticide exposure from the Florida Department Environmental Services to with the Florida Department Beekeepers and pollinator protectors should notify Miranda Sellers at the county extension adulticide mosquito sprays on Do you want to receive This service is offered to all Jim DeValerio, extension agent, and Debbie Nistler, 4H agent and county extension director Victim services include education and counseling Services and Rape Crisis Center offers a variety of services to victims of sexual violence, For more information, please Sleeping burglar gets 4 years Joshua Sumner See Crime, 6B
Legals NOTICE Seeking Morgan Loudermilk for Joy Davis 904-325-1580 with any information of her whereabouts. 6/14 2tchg 6/21-BCT NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.801 83.809); Santa Fe Storage of Starke will sell for cash to the highest bidder on storageauctions.com for location at 1630 North Temple Ave, Starke, County of Bradford, FL, at 2:00 pm on Thursday, the 28th day of June; 2018 and continuing day to day thereafter until sold: the household goods and misc. contents of the following: A019 DANWAND L GREEN A020 MATTHEW D WATSON E010 DENNY E BOWERS 6/14 2tchg 6/21-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY. FLORIDA CASE NO: 04-2018-CA-111 THE BRADFORD COUNTY vs. HARVEST CHRISTIAN BRADFORD COUNTY, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that on the 23rd day of August, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the east front door of the Courthouse of Bradford County at Starke, Florida, the undersigned described real property: IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22 EAST, BRADFORD COUNTY, AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT AN IRON ROD FOUND AT THE LOCALLY SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 AND RUN NORTH 89 EAST, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF, 628.64 FEET TO AN EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 200 (U.S. 301); THENCE NORTH 11 EAST. ALONG SAID EASTERLY BOUNDARY, 196.01 FEET TO AN IRON ROD FOUND AT AN INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF NE 188th STREET DESCRIBED, CONTINUE NORTH 11 EAST, ALONG SAID EASTERLY BOUNDARY, 434.00 FEET TO A SET IRON ROD, THENCE SOUTH 88 E, 399.74 FEET TO AN IRON ROD; THENCE NORTH 00 EAST, 721.86 FEET TO AN IRON ROD FOUND ON THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4; THENCE SOUTH 88 EAST, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY BOUNDARY, 859.95 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOUND ON THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY RAILROAD; THENCE SOUTH 17 WEST, ALONG LAST SAID WESTERLY BOUNDARY, 1396.08 SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4; THENCE NORTH 89 WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY. 264.74 FEET TO A FOUND IRON ROD; THENCE NORTH 01 EAST, 100.00 FEET TO A FOUND IRON ROD; THENCE NORTH 89 SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY, 145.00 FEET TO AN IRON ROD FOUND ON THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF SAID NE 188th STREET; THENCE NORTH 36 WEST. ALONG SAID NORTHERLY BOUNDARY. 83.94 FEET TO A FOUND IRON ROD, THENCE NORTH 61 WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY BOUNDARY 78.90 FEET TO A SET IRON ROD; THENCE SOUTH 89 WEST, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY BOUNDARY, 401.87 AND NW 1/4 WHICH LIES EAST OF THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF CSX TOGETHER WITH: ALL BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES NATURE WHATSOEVER NOW OR HEREAFTER SITUATED ON THE LAND, AND ALL FIXTURES, EVERY NATURE WHATSOEVER NOW OR HEREAFTER OWNED BY THE MORTGAGOR AND LOCATED IN, ON, OR USED OR INTENDED TO BE USED IN CONNECTION WITH LAND, BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES AND ALL EASEMENTS, RIGHT OF LAND, STREETS, WAYS, RIGHT, WATER, WATER COURSES, AND ALL ESTATES, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, TENEMENTS, HEREDITAMENTS AND IN ANY WAY BELONGING, HEREINABOVE DESCRIBED, OR WHICH HEREAFTER SHALL IN ANY WAY BELONG, RELATE OR WHETHER NOW OWNED OR HEREAFTER ACQUIRED BY MORTGAGOR. The real property described herein is not the constitutional homestead of the by Article 10, Section 4, of the Florida Constitution. The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure in Case No: 04-2018CA-111 now pending in the Circuit Court in Bradford County, Florida. DATED this 18 day of June, 2018. RAY NORMAN, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Lisa Brannon Deputy Clerk 6/21 2tchg 6/28-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.; 18-000122-CA BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company vs. HOWARD W. SMITH AKA HOWARD WILLIAM SMITH, JR., UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS AND BY THROUGH UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF KRISTY E. SMITH AKA KRISTY ELIZABETH SMITH, E. SMITH AKA KRISTY ELIZABETH SMITH, et. al. Defendant, NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS AND OTHER BY THROUGH UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF KRISTY E. SMITH AKA KRISTY ELIZABETH SMITH 8846 NW 185th Street Starke, Florida 32091 E. SMITH AKA KRISTY ELIZABETH SMITH 8846 NW 185th Street Starke, Florida 32091 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in BRADFORD County, Florida: All of that parcel of land situate, lying and being in the County of Bradford, State of Florida, said lands being more particularly described as follows: A parcel of land lying in the West 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 10, Township 6 South, Range 21 East, Bradford County, Florida; said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Commence at a found 4X4 concrete monument located at the Northeast corner of the W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of said Section 10 and run South 00 degrees 24 minutes 03 seconds West, as a basis of bearings, along the East line of said W 1/2 of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4, for a distance of 829.82 feet to a found 1/2 iron rod located on the Northerly R/W line of NW 185th Street; thence continue South 00 degrees 24 minutes 03 seconds West, along said East line of W 1/2 of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4, for a distance of 64.94 feet to the Southerly R/W line of NW 185th Street; thence run North 67 degrees 05 minutes 52 seconds West, along said Southerly R/W Iine, for a distance of 25.94 feet, thence run North 65 degrees 01 minutes 25 seconds West, along said Southerly R/W line, for a distance of 158.11 feet to a set 1/2 iron rod for the Beginning thus described run South 15 degrees 13 minutes 12 seconds West for a distance of 474.10 feet to a set 1/2 iron rod; thence run North 59 degrees 00 minutes 53 seconds West for a distance of 335.53 feet to a set 1/2 iron rod; thence run North 25 degrees 56 minutes 24 seconds East for a distance of 446.45 feet to a set 1/2 iron rod located on the Southerly R/W line of NW 185th Street; thence run South 59 degrees 00 minutes 53 seconds East, along said Southerly R/W line, for a distance of 136.35 feet to a set 1/2* iron rod; thence run South 65 degrees 01 minutes 25 seconds East, along said Southerly R/W line, for distance of 110.23 feet Street, Starke, Florida 32091 you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it Service.firstname.lastname@example.org on or before thirty (30) days from the the Clerk of this Court either before immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint A DISABILITY REQUIRING SHOULD CON TACT 1-800-9558771 (TDD); 1-800-9558770 (v), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE NO LATER THAN SEVEN (7 DAYS WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at BRADFORD County, Florida this 19 day of June, 2018. Ray Norman Clerk of the Circuit Court By: L Brannon As Deputy Clerk Arnold M. Straus Jr. Esq. 954-431-2000 6/21 2tchgf 6/28-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE OF CATHERINE LEE STARLING, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of CATHERINE LEE STARLING, 1, is pending in the Circuit Court for Division, the address of which is 945 N. Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida 32091. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, representative, venue, or jurisdiction objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. this Notice is June 21, 2018. Florida Bar No,: 557463 115 E. Call St. Starke, Florida 32091 Telephone: 904/964-2323 CHERA FERGUSON 21048 NW 35th Ave. Lawtey, Florida 32058 6/21 2tchg 6/28-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE OF HEATHER JORDAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HEATHER JORDAN, deceased, whose date of death was January 14, 2018, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 8257, is pending in the Circuit Court Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Circuit Court, Bradford County Courthouse, 945 N Temple Ave, Starke, FL 32091. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is June 21, 2018. Dated this day of June 19, 2018, Florida Bar Number: 0905800 2119 Riverside Ave Jacksonville, Florida 32204 Telephone:(904) 384-8770 com Robert Todd Jordan, 6/21 2tchg 6/28-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA Division IN RE; ESTATE OF MILDRED C. EDWARDS Deceased. NOTICE OF ACTION Unknown this court. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on petitioners attorney, whose name and address are: Tance E. Roberts, 200 Malaga Street, Suite 9, St. Augustine, Florida 32084 on or before July 11, 2018, and defenses with the clerk of this court either before service or immediately written defenses as required may result in a judgment or order for the relief demanded, without further notice. Signed on this 13th day of June, 2018. First publication on June 21, 2018. Ray Norman As Clerk of the Court By: Tasher Allen As Deputy Clerk 6/21 2tchg 6/28-BCT ITEM I ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS SEALED BIDS FOR ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION ON: SE 150TH STREET ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION (FROM CR230A EXTENDING EAST will be received by the Bradford the Clerk of Court, 945 N. Temple Ave, Starke, FL until 10:00 a.m.., July 12, 2018. Bids will be opened and then publicly read aloud in the County Commission Meeting Room at the aforementioned address. The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Bid, Bid Bond, Agreement, General Conditions, Supplemental General Owner: Bradford County Courthouse 945 North Temple Avenue Starke, Florida 32091 7525 NW 4th Boulevard, Suite 70 Gainesville, Florida, 32607 Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at 7525 NW 4th Boulevard, Suite 70, Gainesville, Florida, 32607, upon payment of $75.00 for each set. No refund will be made for the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS. Construction time is 180 days. BASE BID includes constructing concrete roadway, clearing and grubbing, earthwork, subgrade, limerock base, asphaltic concrete surface, testing, drainage improvements, cross-drains, driveway construction, maintenance guardrail, and grassing. Note, SE dirt road that has asphalt millings placed on it. Bidders shall visit site prior to submission of bid to gain an County will provide Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) during construction. 6/21 1tchg-BCT LEGAL NOTICE BRADFORD COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD BUSINESS MEETING The North Central Florida Regional business meeting to which all persons are invited. DATE AND TIME: July 10, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Conference Room in Santa Fe College located at 209 West Call Street in the City of Starke GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To conduct the regular business of the Bradford County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: North Central Florida 32653-1603. the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 2 business days before the meeting by contacting 352.955.2200. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1.800. 955.8771 (TDD) or 1.800. 955.8770 (Voice). If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. 6/21 1tchg-BCT NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Courtney Justine Crawford, 4390 NW 199th St., Starke, FL 32091, sole owner, doing business FL 32091, intends to register said statute. Dated this 14th day of June, 2018, in Bradford County. 6/21 1tchg-BCT PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF BROOKER The Annual 2017 Drinking Water Quality Report is available to anyone 6/21 1tchg-BCT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Thomas M. Howard Last known address of: 1901 NE 171st St Starke FL 32091 eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Starke, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Terry L. Vaughan Bradford County Supervisor of Elections 945 N. Temple Ave., Suite C Starke, FL 32091 6/21 1tchg-BCT NOTICE that the Bradford County Board of County Commissioners will have a board meeting on July 2, 2018 at 9:30 AM, inside the county commission meeting room, located in the north wing section of the Bradford County Courthouse, 945 N. Temple, Avenue, Starke, FL. A copy of the meeting agenda may be obtained from the Bradford County website: www. 6/21 1tchg-BCT
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Shes not in a big rig or a race car, but Blythe Byrd is in the perfect drivers seat for her as the new executive director at Communities in Schools of Bradford County. As a child, Byrd dreamed about doing one of the following: owning her own business, teaching or driving either a truck or a race car. She actually though, because she found a better third option: working for a someone who was raised with a strong sense of compassion. Helping is always at my heart, no matter what Im doing, said Byrd, who previously served as executive director of United Way of Putnam County before that organizations dissolution. The CIS role is especially exciting because it allows Byrd to be part of an organization that helps students. That means a lot to her after having taught at the elementary level for eight years. It has all the areas that need to be hit for me to be passionate about something, Byrd said of the position. Byrd said from what shes seen, shes just one more passionate person that will be a part of CIS of Bradford County. When I came in to interview, (Transportation Coordinator/ in love with her instantly. The panel interview I did, I got even more excited. Though they were interviewing me, I could tell they were go-getters. Immediately, I wanted to be a part of that group. Actually, Byrd is no stranger to CIS. She began working as the secretary of the Putnam County organization 12 years ago and is still secretary until her replacement is hired. This was just supposed to be, Byrd said of ultimately heading up the Bradford organization. It wasnt a straight path Byrd followed to get to CIS of Bradford County. Variety of life Byrd, the daughter of John Kennedy and Sharon and Echemendia, grew up mainly in Palatka, graduating from Palatka High School. She went to Florida State University and earned an associate of arts degree before transferring to the University of North Florida. After graduating from there, she moved to North Carolina with her husband, Brian. Her two children daughter Dakota and son Logan were born there. Brian was laid off from his job, which had Byrd, who was a stay-at-home mother, turn a hobby into a business to help support the family. She sold handmade jewelry via a website for three years and received a lot of support through her mother, who was president of the Palm Beach Gator Club at that time. I made most of my money in my jewelry business making Gator jewelry and selling it down there, Byrd said. In fact, one night of sales to Palm Beacharea Gators allowed the family to put a down payment on a van to replace a car that died. Byrd eventually returned to making jewelry as a hobby only, saying, I didnt want to take that much attention away from my family. After living in North Carolina for eight years, Byrd wanted to return to Florida. I just wanted the kids to be raised with their grandparents, their cousins, their aunts, their uncles so we came back for family, she said. Byrd fell in love with a Palatka charter school her daughter was enrolled in. So much so that she told the principal, You dont know this yet, but Im going to be working here next year. Give me a list of things I need to do to make that happen. She began as a kindergarten intern and then taught art to students in kindergarten through second-grade classroom. As a teacher, she became aware of CIS of Putnam County and was impressed with how that organization was meeting needs of schools and students. Byrd said she saw just the absolute need community wide for that program. Byrd eventually quit teaching so she could be at home and care for her husband and daughter, who were both facing serious medical issues. Two years after leaving the classroom, Byrd received a call from a United Way of Putnam County board member, who thought shed be the perfect open executive director position. Despite believing she didnt have the necessary skills for that position, Byrd applied. Honestly, they hired me on my passion, she said. Regardless of what actually got her the job, Byrd said she jumped in with both feet. She said United Way of Putnam County just kind of coasted based on history and decided that needed to change to best serve the countys needs. I decided that it needed to be run a different way, Byrd said. I started answering what I called the help line and started listening to what the actual needs were opposed to the perceived needs, because those are oftentimes different. Byrd said she created such programs as a community baby shower, a school-supplies drive and a summer reading program as well as identifying resources and consolidating them. She believes that experience CIS of Bradford County. It really, I think, truly prepared me to come into this role, Byrd said. A new opportunity With United Way of Putnam County going by the wayside, Byrd was looking for another job. She learned of the CIS of Bradford County position thanks to Leota Wilkinson, who was a board member of CIS of Putnam County. I applied and just sent up a lot of prayers that I would get it, Byrd said. Now that shes got the position, consist of learning my place in I really feel like Ive got a big learning curve because Im not just learning about CIS, Byrd said. Im learning about Bradford, and Im learning about Bradfords needs, and Im learning about the resources that are there to help with those needs. Thats not to say she wont be stepping to the forefront immediately. For example, shes already thinking about the fact that the amount of money CIS has been receiving via a Girls in Pearls and Guys in Ties programs has been reduced. That leaves CIS needing to raise more money on top of whats needed to fund its other programs that arent grant-funded. I know that Im going to have to focus on fundraising getting the dollars in so we can continue these programs, Byrd out how we can go about doing that, while Im learning all of this. Going into the community to is adverse to. We have to get some blisters on our feet and ask for help, but I dont mind asking for help from the community because what we do positively impacts the community as a whole, she said. I have no problem asking for help. From all the people Ive met here so far, I dont think thats going to be an issue. There are amazing people here. Ive just been so impressed with this community. Byrd is impressed with Bradfords overall CIS program and especially likes its CISTO (Communities in Schools program, which provides free transportation within Bradford County to adults to their places of employment or to places where they are receiving job-readiness, vocational or educational training. Byrd said shed love to see the program add night hours to its schedule, which would help people taking evening classes at North Florida Technical College, for example. I think that would help kind of hit all the areas of the population were trying to affect, Byrd said. Byrd would also like to see one of the CIS of Putnam County programs started in Bradford County. I would love to see the Foster Grandparent Program over here Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, June 21, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Byrd ready to pour her heart into CIS of Bradford Blythe Byrd (left) chats with Cassey Bennett, who is the transportation coordinator and Blythe Byrd CIS executive director I really feel like Ive got a big learn ing curve because Im not just learning about CIS. Im learning about Brad ford, and Im learning about Bradfords needs, and Im learning about the re sources that are there to help with those needs. See CIS, 2B
2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, June 21, 2018 BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The Keystone Airpark Authority board is considering a name change for the facility. Keystone Airpark in the surrounding property is now also described as the Keystone Heights Airport and the Keystone Airport in signs and on the facilitys website. Airport manager Maria Hitt told airpark board members during their June regular meeting moniker is inaccurate and misleading. We are not an airpark, she said. We are an airport. Hitt said that when city leaders designated the facility as an airpark in 1947, they envisioned an airport combined and a military component at the facility in which the airport was one of several elements. However, over the years, the only component of the plan that has survived is the airport. Airparks are generally known as commercial areas around an such as nearby Melrose Landing. Hitt also said that abridging the citys name in the airports brand: using Keystone instead of Keystone Heights, is inaccurate. It drives me crazy that were Keystone Heights and theres not anywhere thats Keystone, she said. Hitt said she needed support from the board before taking steps to changing the name of the airport because of the administrative time it would take to complete the project: coordinating with the FAA, Florida Department of transportation, and other state agencies and county governments. Keystone Heights City Manager Scott Kornegay said that because the name: Keystone charter, voters will have to approve the name change. Im absolutely 100 percent in favor of this, Kornegay said of the name change. As a matter of fact, when I took this job twoand-a-half years ago one of the me was: Keystone Airpark. Why isnt it an airport? Kornegay also said that it is time for the municipalitys periodic charter update, so now would be the time to propose the name change to voters. He also said that in his view, the name change is important to attracting more businesses to the airport. If we were successful in getting water and sewer out here, which is what were working on, and attracting new business, I think the branding piece is essential, he said. A representative of the Florida Department of Transportation, who attended the airpark board meeting, said the only airport name change that she was aware of occurred in 2010, when the St. Johns County Airport Authority changed the name of the St. Augustine Airport to the Northeast Florida Regional Airport. In other news from the June meeting of the airpark board: Jaycees asked to move haunted trail Board chair David Kirkland and board member Chad Rischar told Keystone Heights Jaycees President Marlena Becknel that haunted trail is unsafe because of fallen and leaning sand pines damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017. The Jaycees produce the haunted trail during weekends in October and use proceeds from the event to fund its Toys for Kids Christmas program, supplying holiday gifts to over 600 Lake Region families. Rischar recommended a different location on airpark property. Becknel agreed to tour the proposed location and to meet with her board about the airparks proposal. Board split on land sale idea Board members David Nickels and Scott Fryar said they opposed a proposal for the airpark board to sell some of its land to the North Florida met with the board in January to propose purchasing acreage outside of the airports operating area. They said that if they purchased the land, they would also create a conservation easement for the acreage, guaranteeing it would remain undeveloped. The trust has recently acquired several large parcels in the Lake Region, using Department of Defense funding designated to increase a no-development buffer zone around Camp Blanding. Airpark engineer Bill Prang told the board that the FAA would have to approve the sale and that the approval process could take up to a year. He added Keystone Airpark seeking name change on the Clay-Bradford the Keystone Airpark but is also known as the Keystone Airport and the Keystone Heights Airport. so we can have elementary, middle and high school all being touched by this type of program, she said. Its all about giving Bradford County the most bang for its buck, if you will. As Byrd explains, by donating money to support CIS, the people of CIS Continued from 1B sale proposal through the FAA bureaucracy, but costs to the airpark for those services could reach $40,000. Fryar said he did not like the idea of the airpark spending $40,000 with no assurance that the federal agency would approve the deal. Nickels added that he opposed the airpark giving up control of Kirkland said he supported looking into the sale proposal further, adding that the land sale proceeds would strengthen the Kirkland delayed a vote on the proposal because two board members were not at the meeting. Progress made on construction projects. weeks away from completing base operations building, which said the new structure will be built west of the current building. The board approved hiring Scherer Construction as the construction manager for the project. Prang also updated the board on the airparks Taxiway-A rehabilitation project and the to begin designing two bulk hangars that will be funded with a $420,000 Florida Department of Transportation grant. Bradford County receive a return on their investment in the form of young people becoming productive, successful adults. Thats the bottom line to all of this, Byrd said. I love it all. Life away from CIS When not working, Byrd likes to make jewelry, paint and undertake a number of DIY projects. Shes also an avid reader. My house is more of a library than it is a house, she said. If youre not stepping over DIYs, youre stepping over books, magazines and newspapers. Any down time I get, Im picking up a book. Byrd also has an interest in gardening I have some little plants I try to keep alive and spending time with family, including taking walks through the neighborhood with her husband, son and puppy. Her daughter, Dakota, is studying cellular neuroscience at Florida Atlantic Universitys Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter. Dakota has a part-time job teaching at Kids Need More Art, a school in Jupiter. Byrds son, Logan, is preparing to enter his sophomore year at Fleming Island High School. Brian works from home for SAP SuccessFactors, which is why when Logan graduates, it will be Byrds job that determines where she and Brian will move when they quit renting and look for a permanent home. Really, thats based on my job because my husbands commute is upstairs in his pajama pants, Byrd said. So eventually, Byrd could wind up living in Bradford County, or at least somewhat closer to Bradford County a place she looks forward to working in. Im just generally excited about moving forward in this community, Byrd said. I cant say it enough. Im so impressed with the people here that Im most excited about meeting more people and getting to work with the people Ive already met.
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B Summer boot camps offered at Bradford schools Bradford High School, Bradford Middle School and North Florida Technical College will be hosting free summer boot camps in such subjects as algebra and reading. A 10th-grade reading boot camp will be held at BHS Monday through Thursday, June 25-28, with 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANDr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain NEED RELIEF FROM:Call Dr. BerryServing the Area for more than29 YearsCall Dr. BerryServing the Area for more than29 Years Katelyn J. Taylor, Esq. Taylor Law Firm P.A. Family Law Attorney Divorce Child Custody Child Support Property Distribution Spousal Support Modifications of Final Judgment Relocation Paternity Domestic Violence email@example.com (352) 473-8088420 S. Lawrence Blvd., Keystone Heights, Florida 32656 Museum receives Matthews portrait Seven weeks after presenting a replica portrait of Eugene S. Matthews to his family, Rep. Bobby Payne returned to Starke on June 8 to present another replica to the Eugene L. Matthews Bradford County Historical Museum, which is named after Eugene S. Matthews son. Eugene S. Matthews ,who was publisher of the Bradford County Telegraph for 40 years, represented Bradford County in the Florida House of Representatives in 1904, 1907, 1911 and 1923, serving as its speaker in portrait was retired from the capitol building earlier this year and moved to the old capitol building. Pictured (lr) are: Payne, Mike Goldwire, Mary Agnes Goldwire, Noel Miller, Ben Miller and Maddie Miller. Mary Agnes Goldwire, who is married to Mike, is one of Eugene S. Matthews granddaughters. Noel Miller is married to Kevin Miller, who is one of Matthews great-grandsons. Ben and Maddie Miller are Matthews great-great-grandchildren and the children of Noel and Kevin Miller. Clay Electric hosts business group Clay Electric Cooperative hosted the June mixer for the Keystone-Lake Region Business Association on June 14. The co-op hosted the event in its new headquarters building, one of four recently constructed. The new buildings human resources, member and public relations, and internal audit departments. Pictured are (l-r) Deborah Strickland, Director of Advance Care Planning and Transitions at Haven Hospice, Keystone Heights City Manager Scott Kornegay, Clay Electric Member and Public Relations Director Derick Thomas, State Rep. Bobby Payne and Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith. (L-r) Gabe Hoffman, Becky Slater, Scott Slater, Debbie Hoffman and John Hoffman of G&A Manufacturing stand next to a guard rail manufactured at their plant that became part of Clay Electrics headquarters building. See BOOT, 4B Tornado Club offers all-sports passes for Bradford High School athletics Fans of Bradford High School athletics can take advantage of Tornado Club all-sports passes, which allow admission to all home events for $100. For an extra $35, fans can also get one reserved red seat for football games and BHS volleyball fundraising tourney to be held July 14 Bradford High Schools volleyball program will host a fundraising tournament, open to the public, on Saturday, July 14. The tournament will consist of womens and co-ed brackets. Cost is $40 per team. Money and registration are due Monday, July 9. For more information, please contact BHS Head Coach Katie Crews at 904408-6345. BHS volleyball open gym runs throughout summer Bradford High Schools FAMU coach to be part of BHS volleyball camp Bradford High School will host a volleyball camp, featuring the Florida A&M University coach, Monday through Wednesday, July 1618. The cost is $75. For more information, please call BHS Head Coach Katie Crews at 904-408-6345. volleyball program is having an open gym throughout the remainder of the summer on Mondays through Thursdays from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tryouts will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 30-31, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. a reserved parking pass for football. Please contact BHS Bookkeeper Beth Johnson at 904-966-6086 for more information.
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer I am special because? blank question for pre-K student Evelyn Cubbedge, accompanied by her drawing of herself. Her answer? Her hair. The response brought tears to the eyes of her mother, Nicole Cubbedge. She and her husband, Stephen, who live in Lawtey, have made it a point to tell their daughter how blessed she is to have unique hair hair that sometimes has people wondering if 5-year-old Evelyn is related to Albert Einstein or if she has been electrocuted. Evelyns hair stands straight out from manage. It appears as it has been bleached and tends to brittle as well as slowgrowing. Thought she hasnt been Uncombable Hair Syndrome, Nicole Cubbedge said theres really no doubt that her daughter does indeed have the rare disorder. If you look up any child tell this is what she has, said Cubbedge, who is awaiting Shands Pediatrics. Any research done on it describes her to a T. No treatment exists for would just serve as a It has been reported that UHS has been documented in approximately 100 people worldwide. Thats why Cubbedge told her daughter, God chose 100 people to give this to. Youre one of them. How special is that? I just want her to grow up knowing this is a blessing, Cubbedge said. She can help others around the world that have this by her having it, or she can be a part of research studies to create products to help those who have it. I want her to be an educator and to help other kids. What is UHS? Cubbedge never knew such a thing as Uncombable Hair Syndrome existed, so she certainly had no idea her daughter had it when she was born. She said Evelyn had maybe 10 hairs on the top of her head when she was born, but she didnt really experience much hair growth until she was 5 or 6 months old. It wasnt until Evelyn was 1 that Cubbedge said she could do tiny, little pigtails with a couple of hairs. years, has only reached her neckline, though when its dry, it just scrunches right up, Cubbedge said, making it appear shorter than what it really is. Its very, very slowgrowing, Cubbedge said. When Evelyns hair did start coming in, her family noticed it was different, but her hair was. I just thought this is how her hair is, period, Cubbedge said. Last spring, a friend of Cubbedges told her about a had UHS, providing a link to the story online. After reading the story and seeing the girls picture, Cubbedge knew that Evelyn also had UHS. She looked exactly like Evelyn, Cubbedge said. Everything in the story thats what we deal with. UHS is also known as SpunGlass Hair Syndrome. Hair shafts are normally circular, but those with UHS have or heart-shaped. The hair is shiny, dry, frizzy and usually silver, blond or straw-colored. Evelyns hair looks blond, but her mother said, She will never say she has blond hair. She has white hair. I need the white crayon for my hair. Cubbedge said she has heard that a child born with UHS inherits mutated genes from both parents. Her other three children sons James, Will and Christian have no such issues with their hair. my girl, and her hairs a little more high maintenance and very slow-growing, said Cubbedge, who went to cosmetology school. I try to braid it. Theyre little, tiny braids. Were creative with it. We do pretty unique things to it. Then again, I do have to be careful with how long ponytails are in her hair. I did put a couple of little cornrows in her hair once, and when I went to take them out, chunks kind of broke off. Cubbedge said her morning routine is to wet Evelyns hair and apply a coconut oil-based product to condition it and give it a good smell. The hair being wet makes it easier to comb. Cubbedge said shell usually tie back what she can into a ponytail, but because Evelyns hairs are different lengths, Cubbedge also puts a headband on her to try to keep the hair from being a nuisance. As the day goes on, it gets more tangly, Cubbedge said. It just starts bothering her and getting in her face. People have suggested using certain products or appliances to try to get Evelyns hair to use such appliances as a hot comb, and though she has tried different products from time to time, she doesnt make it a habit. Shes not my guinea pig, Cubbedge said. Coping with UHS Cubbedge is a member of a Facebook group devoted to families touched by UHS. Its a great support system, she said, when it comes to sharing information about hair products and how to deal with public comments, which are often inevitable. Cubbedge said most people ask her if shes ever processed Evelyns hair. I have been asked if Ive bleached her hair, Cubbedge said. Are you kidding me? Cubbedge said people are curious about Evelyns hair and often want to touch it, but more often than not, people are complimentary. Shes had way more comments on how beautiful her hair is, Cubbedge said. Were always telling her how special and unique she is. I feel like she has that good base of, This is my hair, and its awesome. Sure, Evelyn sometimes wishes she had longer hair. Cubbedge said Evelyn will watch movies and wonder why she doesnt have hair like princesses, but Evelyn, like her family, is accepting of her hair and maintain a sense of humor about it. Cubbedge said, Shell wake up in the morning, and well tell her, Evelyn, your hair is crazy. Come here and let me comb it. Shell go look in the mirror and say, Mama, look at my crazy hair. If you cant smile about it and laugh about it, youre too serious. It is cute. It is crazy. Its wild. We love it. Still, Cubbedge would love for Evelyn to be able to interact with other children with UHS. She said Illinois is hosting an event this July for people with UHS. If she cant take Evelyn to that event, shed like to take her to other such events so she can be around children who dont want to touch her hair or make a comment about it. In other words, she can be around children who just want to play because they all have hair just like her. I cant even imagine what that would be like, Cubbedge said. Id probably just cry the whole weekend. I would absolutely love to get her there. Evelyn may be part of a minority because of her hair, but thats OK with Cubbedge. She and her family couldnt picture Evelyn any other way. It makes her who she is, Cubbedge said. I cannot imagine her with normal hair. 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Thursday, June 21, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 5B Letters Card of Thanks Archer Funeral Home Within Your Means Now, Peace of Mind Always 20 Ga. Metal Casket(4 colors)Vault, Graveside or Chapel Service with one hour prior visitation$5,59520 Ga. Metal Casket(4 colors)Vault, Graveside or Chapel Service with one hour prior visitation$5,595 FUNERAL SERVICE WITHMemorial ServiceServices held at Archer Memorial Chapel$1,895WITHMemorial ServiceServices held at Archer Memorial Chapel$1,895CREMATION 386.496.2008pre-payment arrangements available55 NORTH LAKE AVENUE LAKE BUTLER, FL 32054 Obituaries Vernon Bryan STARKE Vernon H. Bryan, 86, of Starke died on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Orange Heights on March 9, 1932. After graduating high school, he joined the He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Mildred Bryan. He is survived by: three stepchildren and his special friends, Kathryn the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Larry Fowler LAWTEY Larry W. Fowler, 70, of Lawtey died Saturday, June 16, 2018 at his residence. He was born on Aug. 31, 1947 in Starke to the late Dewey Wilson Fowler, Sr. and Jessie Mae (Byrd) Fowler and was a lifelong Rhoden. Survivors are: his wife of 32 years, Ruth (Arney) Fowler of Lawtey; City, Missouri; brother, Dewey Wilson (Linda) Fowler, Jr. of Starke; and Betsy Annette Harris, 57, passed into Heaven on May 29, 2018. She was predeceased by: her sister, Terri; parents, Bob and Joan Harris, Sr.; and her brother, Robert Harris Jr. High. Betsy furthered her education at University of Central Florida with Betsy is survived by: her loving spouse, Debra R. Milby; sister, Stefanie Center 88 Southeast 75th Street Starke, Fl 32091 Please RSVP to Debra at PAID OBITUARY STARKEAfter a very short battle with a very aggressive cancer, Sheila the age of 61 years old. Sheila was born of her life in Starke. 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Survivors include: father, Louie (Anabel) Wainwright, Sr. of Tallahassee; Dear Editor, In the recent Lake Region Monitor article about the ongoing about the use of aesthetics and recreation values as factors in to note that consideration of these water levels in recent decades as due to low rainfall, as was noted by the JEA representative in the article. However, anyone who an internet search for drought and the US. They will likely there is no drought indicated in our area. Additionally, looking at data for Clay County, the recent year periods, all indicate above average rainfall. This suggests another cause for low lake levels. Interestingly, a 2013 SJRWMD MFLs presentation bearing (then with the District) includes feet, and the sources of these Services says this is legal. They have approval and show cause of Insurance Regulations and this rate increase. Everyone I contacted about safe driver, casual driver, no I have to pay for what careless drivers do. Where you live has insurance you pay. Especially This is not fair. Like I said in the beginning retirees are having trouble surviving on our Social Security concern for the individuals who Sincerely, Norma Greene Resident of Bradford County top of the list with the largest single drawdown of two and one-half feet, is JEA. It is evident that there is strong reason to address increasing groundwater otherwise will be lost to tide, and thus recharge the Florida water supply. This describes the Black Creek Water Resource Project. This endeavor utilizes (lakes) that can help replenish lake resources. The continued loss of our regions groundwater resources of such projects to assure water supply stability for the future. Webb Farber Save Our Lakes Organization, Inc. Dear Editor: Phosphate Mining and High Insurance Rates for Car Insurance decision on whether Phosphate Bradford County should be up to the residents who live here. After It should be put on the voting ballot. be careful about considering everyone. Florida used to be a nice state to live in. Florida cared about the people who live here and support the tourist. are totally unfair in the way they They check your credit report, if who lives with you credits report they dont like up goes your Everyone who drives a vehicle thats involved in a lot of accidents though you are rated a safe The family of Etna Faye King would like to thank the many friends for their expressions of love and sympathy. Your visits to the hospital, calls, cards, to the church building fund in her memory, and food will long be remembered. Thank you for caring and sharing. Lowell King Families.
6 B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, June 21, 2018 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 CRIME Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union The following individuals were arrested recently by in Bradford, Union or Clay counties. BRADFORD Girl sends text to mother: I am scared now 37-year-old arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Bradford deputies arrested a 37-year-old Starke man after he allegedly molested a girl less than 12 years old. James Dwight Akins was charged on June 16 with lewd or lascivious behavior by an offender over 18 on a victim less then 12 years of age. According to an arrest report, the victim was sleeping alone in a bedroom when the defendant entered the room around 4 a.m. The victim had her cell phone and a toy next to her. The girl told investigators that Akins rubbed his hand both under and over her clothing. When she turned over to make him stop, the defendant ran out of the room. her phone was not beside her but, on the dresser, Bradford Cpl. Hannah Hass wrote in an arrest report. She got her phone and turned it on. She then immediately texted her mom: Mom, James touched me where he should not have. I am scared now. The mother called her daughter and while the two were on the phone, the defendant re-entered the bedroom. The victim then whispered to her mother: Help me. The mother called 911. Its still shoplifting, even if you give it back BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Starke police arrested a 49-year-old Starke woman after a Goodwill Thrift Store employee confronted the woman about leaving the store without paying for merchandise and the woman gave the stolen items back. Loretta Dyal was arrested June 14 for larceny. According to a police report, a worker for the thrift store saw the defendant leave the business with a dress and a pair of shoes, bypassing the cash register. The employee caught up with Dyal as Dyal reached her car and asked if she was going to pay for the clothing. The female then gave her back the dress and shoes and say anything about it, wrote Personette in a report. The worker called police. While Personette was discussing the theft with the Goodwill worker, an employee of Bealls telling her that Dyal slipped a pair of sneakers into her purse while in the store, then put the footwear back when she noticed an employee watching her. Starke Police Sgt. Kelli McMahan located the defendants car as it was leaving Purple Gator II Farm Supply. McMahan found a stolen pair of boots in the womans trunk. Both Bealls Outlet and Purple Gator said they did not want to press charges. McMahan searched the vehicle and a passenger in the car: Micah Lewis, 40, of Orange Park. She found a syringe in one of Lewis pants pockets and a bag of white powder containing methamphetamine in the car. Lewis said the syringe was for diabetes treatment and McMahan wrote in the report that it tested negative for methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine. Lewis was arrested for possession of drugs. Dennis Ray Asbell, 44, of Starke was arrested June 18 by Bradford deputies for property damage/criminal mischief. Jeremy Kane Baker, 27, of MacClenny was arrested June 18 state fugitive. Shawn Daniel Baker, 29, of Starke was arrested June 15 by a license suspended or revoked. Joseph Benjamin Barnett, 35, of Gainesville was arrested June 13 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Ashlyn Kate Blount, 20, of Madison was arrested June 15 by Bradford deputies for assault. Christian Bonilla, 27, of Coconut Creek was arrested June 16 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment and smuggling contraband into a prison. Daylon Cayl Burnette, 25, of Starke was arrested June 18 by Bradford deputies for battery. Fredrick Clyde Criss, 68, of Kennesaw, GA was arrested June 15 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant. John Mason Folsom, 27, of Starke was arrested June 17 by marijuana. Tracey Lynn Graves, 43, of Riverview was arrested June 16 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Destiny Anita Jones, 25, of Jacksonville was arrested June 13 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Micah Joseph Lewis, 40, of Orange Park was arrested possession of drugs. Desarae Lashae Manning, 22, of Middleburg was arrested June 15 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Zanevio Dai-Quan McDonald, 23, of Spring Lake, NC was arrested June 14 by Bradford deputies for driving with a license suspended or revoked. Juliana Oliveira Pires, 30, of Boca Raton was arrested June 16 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Becky Lynn Reddish, 52, of Lawtey was arrested June 15 by Lawtey police for resisting an Raymond Anthony Smith, 31, of St. Petersburg was arrested June 17 by Bradford deputies for driving with license suspended or revoked. Philip Leigh Taylor, 34, of Waycross, GA was arrested June 14 by Bradford deputies on and out-of-county warrant and possession of marijuana. Brandon Joseph Willey, 31, was arrested June 15 by Bradford deputies for driving with license suspended or revoked. UNION COUNTY William Aaron Heaton, 22, of Lawtey was arrested June 12 by Union deputies for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Anna Michelle Lennon Laux, 42, of Lake Butler was arrested June 17 by Union deputies on an out-of-county warrant. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS AND LAKE REGION Benjamin Hallett Morris, 26, was arrested June 15 by Clay deputies on Jasmine Ave. in Keystone Heights for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Dale Mark Oberry, 20, was arrested June 16 by Clay deputies for possession and/or use of drug equipment and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. Kevin Aurther Ratliff, 30, of Melrose was arrested June 14 by Clay deputies for simple battery/ domestic and possession or use of drug equipment. Amber Nicole Sanford, 24, was arrested June 12 in Keystone Heights for violation of probation and burglary. Ronald Erik Stengrim, 51, was arrested June 12 on a charge from Putnam County for violation of probation for domestic violence. Theron Anthony Taylor, 42, was arrested June 16 in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies for possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams. John Ashton Valenzuela, 23, was arrested in Keystone Heights on June 15 by Clay deputies on a Bradford County charge of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Leleand Tod Williams, 19, was arrested by Clay deputies in Keystone Heights for possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams. Inmate plots to kill Melrose judge A Macclenny man was arrested earlier in June after he allegedly arranged to have a Melrose judge killed for $5,000. originally sent to jail in April, after Circuit Judge James Colaw during a Baker County trial. source in the trial of Reginald Keith, accused of dealing in drugs. While the witness was the gallery, and drew his thumb across his neck, mimicking a slashed throat. Colaw, who saw the gesture, immediately stopped the trial months. On May 1, a detective received to arrange a hit on a judge for $5,000. The source of the tip agreed to wear a wire while recorded repeating the threat against Colaw and added he intended to also target two detectives. Investigators then arranged for a video visit between an Baker County Jail. During that saying, its a go. However, he did not utter any additional incriminating statements. Colaw, a Melrose resident, was appointed to the circuit bench in 2013. Before that, he served as the deputy director of the Clay He started his legal career in the Baker County State Attorneys Judicial Circuit prosecutor from 1998 to 2009, including a stint as Bradford County Division Chief. by the Baker County Press. Sleeping burglar gets 4 years BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A Starke man who broke into a South Street home and then fell asleep on the victims bed was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary and grand theft. Starke police arrested Joshua Alex Sumner, 32, on Dec. 5 after the victim returned home from work and found the unknown intruder asleep in the victims bed. Hough wrote in an arrest report that after placing the defendant in restraints, he conducted a pat down search of Sumner and discovered in the defendants possession: a Samsung cell phone, folding pocket knives, $220 in cash, a wrist watch, costume jewelry and a collectible coin, all of which belonged to the victim. Hough added that when he and Sgt. Kelli McMahan asked Sumner why he was in the structure, the defendant replied that he thought the house was his fathers home. I then questioned Sumner as to the address of his fathers house to which he replied St. Clair Street, wrote Hough. I then advised Sumner that we were in a house on South Street. Sumner then replied Oh, s***. Hough added that after canvassing the home, he found that the defendant had entered the structure by taking a rear sliding glass door off its rack. Sumner then began ransacking the residence and taking the listed items, Hough the bed in the west bedroom. Woman sentenced to 24 months for child abuse Choked third grader with electrical cord BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A judge sentenced a 43-yearold Starke woman to two years in prison after she pled guilty to child abuse. Judge William E. Davis credited Tiffaney Rochelle Burch 141 days for time already served. According to court papers, Burchs daughter told her thridgrade teacher at Southside Elementary School in January that her mother subjected her to constant abuse. The 8-year-old added that recently, her mother used the electrical cord from an iron to strangle her. Clark of the Starke Police Department wrote in a report that the victim showed marks on her body resulting from the incident to counselors in Gainesville. She stated that her mother took the cord of an iron and wrapped it around my neck and pulled on the cord, wrote Clark. made her dizzy and she told her mother, stop, I cant breathe. The girl told counselors that Burch bit her, punched her and subjected her to constant physical and verbal abuse. She also described her mothers alcohol and drug abuse. According to Clarks report that child explained that her mother drinks vodka and stuff and described how her mother smokes weed by crushing it up and putting it in a blunt. Clark wrote that in February she met with Burch to discuss the childs claims but that the defendant repeatedly said she did not understand her Miranda rights. After Clark told Burch that she was under arrest, the defendant said she wanted to talk. I informed her that due to her continued insistence that she did not understand her rights, I would be unable to speak with her at this time, wrote Clark. Akins Burch Sumner Dyal
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Garrett Mullins, a rising sophomore, was the only baseball player from either Bradford, Keystone Heights and Union team All-Area honors from The Gainesville Sun. Mullins was recognized in the Suns small-team awards after going 7-1 as a pitcher for Union. Mullins, who also had one save, had an ERA of 0.77, giving up 31 hits and nine walks, while striking out 60 in 54 innings. He had three complete games to his credit. Union had three players earn second-team honors: rising senior Trace Croft and rising sophomores Whip Davis and Skyler Shatto. Croft, an doubles, two triples and 18 RBI. a utility pick after batting .395 with four doubles, two triples and 16 RBI, while going 2-0 as a pitcher, striking out 15 in an ERA of 1.37. Shatto, an doubles and 10 RBI. Keystone had two players earn second-team big-school honors: recent graduate Connor Osteen and rising junior Andrew Cox. Osteen was a utility pick, batting .324 with 19 RBI, while making 13 appearances as a pitcher with was selected as a designated hitter after batting .325 with six doubles and 18 RBI. Recent Bradford graduate Peyton Welch was a second-team pick as well. The catcher batted .290 with 11 RBI. Bradfords Jacob Polk, a rising junior, earned honorable mention, as did three recent Keystone graduates: Nate Gagnon, Alex Kanos and Gary one triple and 10 RBI, while .373 with nine RBI. Kanos, who played catcher, batted .400 with batted .314 with four doubles and eight RBI. He also had an ERA of 4.32 as a pitcher. Thursday, June 21, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B Unions Mullins earns Sun 1stteam All-Area baseball honors Roof Leaks Re-Roofs Shingles Metal Low Slope Mobile Home Commercial Lifetime Roofs Siding Rotten Wood Replacement FREE ESTIMATES Locally Owned www.LewisWalkerRoofing.comGuaranteed Best Service Guaranteed Best Warranties Guaranteed Best Prices Toll Free 866-959-7663 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Four days after a public meetand-greet at which he proclaimed he would turn the Bradford High School baseball program around, John Staples called Athletic Director Lamar Waters and said he changed his mind about taking the head coaching job. Waters announced Staples hiring on June 11. Staples participated in a meet-and-greet at the BHS media center on June 14, telling 20-30 people he would last season. Were going to win here, Staples promised. Now, the winning will be with someone else at the helm. I had a change of heart and realized I really didnt want to be a head coach anymore and it, Staples said via an email statement. I appreciate all that Lamar Waters did to bring me there. I have never had anyone work so hard to make things happen. I am deeply embarrassed by the way things played out, but in the end, it was the best decision for my family and the Tornado baseball program. Staples was last a head coach in 2010 at Baker County High School. He stepped down as coach when he took a job as an administrator at the school. The district policy doesnt allow administrators to coach. Waters said he had several conversations with Staples about how excited he was to get started at BHS, so the call he got on June 18 was a shock. There was no indication at all that this was going to happen, Waters said. At the June 14 meet-andgreet, Waters said he didnt think anybody better, referencing Staples resume, which consists of 344 wins, 15 postseason appearances in 18 years and one state championship. The AD, eventually have a top-notch head coach. We do have several good, quality coaches whove applied for the job, Waters said. Waters said such a change in heart occurs probably 10-15 times a year throughout the state, so its certainly nothing new. Orlando Magic fans, for example, probably havent forgotten the time Billy Donovan took their head coaching job, only to remain with the University of Florida. Well go back to the drawing board and go from there, Waters said. Staples decides not to take BHS baseball job John Staples (far right) meets some Bradford players, including (l-r from far left) Seth Johnson, Cayden Martin and Cody Ellison during a meet-and-greet before he decided not to coach the team. John Staples I had a change of heart and realized I really didnt want to be a head coach all that goes into it. Bradford Athletic Director Lamar Waters Well go back to the drawing board and go from there. Mullins 2 from BHS, 1 from KHHS earn Sun AllArea track and BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Bradfords Jeremiah Vaughn honors, as did Keystone Heights Alex Guy with the release of The Gainesville Suns All-Area track Vaughn, a rising senior, was recognized in the 200m with a best time of 22.45. He tied for Hines, a recent graduate, was recognized in the long jump with 5.22 meters as her best jump. She won the District 5 championship, and placed 13th at state. Hines also earned honorable mention in the 200m with a best time of 28.85. She was the District 5 runner-up in the event. Guy, a rising senior, earned with a best time of 1:59.37. He was the District 5 champion and the Region 2 runner-up, wrapping up the season with a The Keystone runner also earned second-team honors in the 1600m with a best time of 4:30.44. He was the District 5 champion and placed fourth at state. Bradfords Jordan Hill, a rising senior, earned second-team honors in the high jump with a best jump of 1.80 meters. He was the District 5 champion. On the girls side, Bradfords Meghan Harris, a rising junior, earned second-team honors in the triple jump with a best distance of 10.93 meters. She was the District 5 runner-up and placed 12th at state. Also earning second-team honors were Keystones Camryn Williams and Union Countys Kurston Bakken. Williams, a rising sophomore, was honored in the 1600m with a best time of 5:25.91, while Bakken, a recent graduate, was honored in the discus. Williams and Bakken won their events at the District 5 Williams earned honorable mention in the 3200m with a best time of 12:43.23. She was the District 5 champion.
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Thursday, June 21, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 9B Donate A Boatsponsored by boat angel outreach centersSTOP CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN www.boatangel.com2-Night Free Vacation!or Car Today! 800 700 BOAT -(2628) Union grad Waters earns academic recognition BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Brooke Waters, a recent Union County High School graduate who played both softball and volleyball, was one of 12 to be named to Florida Dairy Farmers Girls Academic All-State Team. Waters, who plans to study nursing at the University of North Florida, ranked third out of 134 in the 2018 UCHS graduating class and served as her class president for three State pick in softball in 2017 and a second-team All-State pick in volleyball the same year. Waters Keystones Marquart named Suns Softball Coach of the Year BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer After guiding the Keystone Heights High School softball since 2010, Jessica Marquart was named The Gainesville Suns Coach of the Year. The Indians, who lost 4-1 to West Nassau in the Class 5A all three of their regional playoff games on the road. Two of those wins were over third-ranked Hernando and fourth-ranked Eustis. Keystone had six players earn All-Area big-school honors, selections: rising sophomore Daelynn Eatmon and recent graduates Molly Crawford, Ashleigh Jennings, Lexi Northway and Bailey Story. Eatmon went 7-6 as a pitcher, recording 83 strikeouts in 88.2 ERA of 1.73. Opponents had a .188 on-base percentage against her. Crawford, a shortstop, batted .409 with 16 doubles, one triple, three home runs and 42 RBI. She had a slugging percentage of .699 and scored 23 runs. leadoff hitter, batted .524 with three doubles and 17 RBI. She scored 43 runs and stole 40 bases. batted .511 with three doubles and 10 RBI. She scored 23 runs and stole 22 bases. Story, a catcher, led the team with a .550 average, hitting 12 doubles, six triples and one home run, while driving in 42 runs. She had an onbase percentage of .559 and a slugging percentage of .798. Keystone pitcher Megan Moncrief, a recent graduate, was a second-team pick after going 13-5 with an ERA of 2.53. Union County had six players honors: rising juniors Tiffany Clark and Kamaya Cohen, rising senior Kensley Hamilton and recent graduates Lexi Androlevich, Teala Howard and Brooke Waters. Clark, a catcher, batted .519 with seven doubles and 21 RBI, while Cohen, a second baseman, batted .426 with four doubles, four triples, one home run and 30 RBI. batted .565 with three doubles, two triples and 17 RBI. Androlevich went 13-3 as a pitcher with 82 strikeouts and an ERA of 2.08, while Waters, named to the team as a utility player after batting .311 with had a 1.95 ERA as a pitcher. .620 with nine doubles, six triples, one home run and 21 RBI. She had 25 stolen bases. Union shortstop Madelyn Kish, a recent graduate, earned second-team honors after batting .319. Rhea Jones, a rising honorable mention for Union after batting .286 with 12 RBI. Note: The Gainesville Sun relies upon teams coaches to nominate players. If a team, such as Bradford, is not represented, its because its coach didnt respond to nomination requests. Marquart BHS offers football sponsorship packages and individual redseat pricing Bradford High School is for football, and of which include a 4-foot-by-8-foot sign on the in the game program and at least one reserved parking pass. parking pass and a business cardsized ad in the program. The pass and a half-page ad in the program as well as two T-shirts, two reserved red seats, two hot dog combos per home game and announcement as a quarter supporter. parking passes, a full-page ad in the program, four reserved red seats, four hot dog or hamburger combos per home game and announcement as a game sponsor. parking passes, full-color ad in the program, four reserved red seats, four hot dog or hamburger combos per home game, four polo shirts, four T-shirts and announcement as quarter. scoreboard sign, three reserved parking passes, full-color ad in the program, six reserved red seats, six hot dog or hamburger combos per home game, six polo shirts, six T-shirts and announcement as quarter supporter. home games may be purchased on an individual basis at three different levels. The F1 level includes a reserved parking pass, hot dog combo and T-shirt. reserved parking pass, hamburger combo and two T-shirts. Please contact BHS Bookkeeper Beth Johnson at 904966-6086 for more information. Each Academic All-State Team member will receive a $1,700 scholarship from the Florida High School Athletic Association. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes need to have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.5 and have earned a varsity letter in at least two sports their junior and senior years. Alvarez, Dukes earn Suns top weightlifting honors BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Recent Bradford High School graduate Jakob Alvarez, who won the Class 1A championship in the unlimited weight class his senior season, was named one of The Gainesville Suns Boys Weightlifters of the Year, while Bradfords Caleb Dukes was named Coach of the Year after the Tornadoes tied for second at state. Alvarez won championships at the district and regional levels before winning the state title with a season-best 775-pound total. That put him 5 pounds ahead of Union County rising junior Agelu Nunu, who joined Alvarez Nunu, whose state total was his season best, was the District 5 runner-up and placed third at the Zion Barber, a recent BHS selection as well in the 169 class. Barber won the District 5 championship and was runner-up at the regional and state levels. He had a season-best total of 630 Keystone Heights had four including recent graduate Brandon Spivey, who was the Class 1A runner-up in the 139 class. He won championships at the district and regional levels, posting a season-best total of 500 Rising sophomore C.J. Parks and recent graduates Briar Smith and Hunter Stitt were Keystones the 129 class, posted a seasonninth at state and was the District 9 champion and Region 5 runnerup. Smith won the District 9 championship in the 154 class with a season-best total of 455 and placed fourth at the Region runner-up behind Smith in the 154 class with a season-best Bradford had three earn second-team honors: rising junior Tyrik Oliver in the 154 class, graduate Taro Ward in the 169 class and graduate Jordan Luke in the unlimited class. Oliver won the District 5 championship and had a season best of 440 in placing third at the District 3 runner-up, placed a season best of 560 and was sixth at state. Luke was third at Keystone had two earn secondteam honors in rising sophomore was the District 9 runner-up with a season best of 290 and placed won the District 9 championship, was the Region 5 runner-up with a season-best of 580 and placed 10th at state. Union graduate Chase Crawford earned second-team honors in the 139 class. Crawford was runner-up at both the District season best of 460 at each. He placed seventh at state, which was one spot shy of earning a medal. Keystone had three earn honorable mention: graduate rising seniors Carter Semione Semione and Dodd each won his class at the district and regional levels, qualifying for state in the process. Musselman was a runner-up at the district and regional levels. Jakob Alvarez is pictured with medals he amassed during his career. Photo by Shelley Rodgers. Caleb Dukes BHS football coach undergoes heart surgery BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Bradford High School Head Football Coach Brian Tomlinson successfully underwent openheart surgery this past Tuesday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. Hopes are now that he can recover from an infection that possibly resulted from the removal of his internal Prayer requests, designated by #Prayers4CoachT, have been posted and shared on Facebook as family and friends seek to support each other and stay updated on Tomlinsons status. A couple of Bible verses that have been posted include Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you, and 2 Timothy 4:17 (New Living with me and gave me strength. We just pray the doctors will said BHS Athletic Director Lamar Waters, who has coached alongside Tomlinson both at BHS and Union County High School. Tomlinson has had an diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in 2010. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the thickening of the heart muscle, heart to pump blood. Tomlinson April 25 due to its battery running low. Two weeks following that surgery, an infection developed around the incision, so he began receiving antibiotics. Tomlinsons wife, April, said they went to the doctor on May 24 to see if the antibiotics were working. The doctor said the That was done on May 25. During that process, one of the leaving a coil embedded in his heart. Following that surgery, infection was still an issue. Tomlinson was eventually diagnosed with sepsis, a lifethreatening complication caused by the bodys response to an infection. He remained in the hospital 12 days before being released on June 5 to return home, where he received antibiotics intravenously as well as home health care to tend to his incision with a wound VAC. Tomlinson completed his antibiotics treatment on June 13, but developed a fever on June 15 He was admitted to the hospital, where, after testing, doctors eventually came to believe the coil in Tomlinsons heart was the cause of his infection. That led to its removal this past Tuesday. The family now waits to hear whether further testing reveals that the coil was indeed the source of the infection. I just hope he gets better and comes back before the season, sophomore player Erric Smith said. Smith and teammates such as sophomore Pedro Carter have been participating in summer conditioning Mondays through Thursdays, doing what they need to do to prepare for the season, while also having their head coach on their minds. With him being in the hospital, it pushes everybody to be more responsible, Carter said. When he was here, we always depended on Coach T to keep us on track with what were supposed to do. Now that hes gone, other coaches have to step up and push the players to be more mature and to be leaders. Waters said if the removal of the coil improves Tomlinsons condition, it is hoped hell be physically ready for the start of fall practices. Were ready to see him back, Carter said.
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