en-USen-US en-US en-US en-US en-USen-USSee Regional en-US News 75 Cents T elegraph Bradford County 138th Year, 49th Issue Thursday, July 12, 2018 The Sweetest Strawberries this side of H eaven USPS 062-700 en-US Starke, Florida en-USWeekly deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. Phone 904-964-6305 Fax 904-964-8628 en-USeditor@bctelegraph.comen-US en-US www.StarkeJournal.com Community en-USNews en-USen-US en-US en-USThe Bradford Ecumenical Food en-US Pantry is now receiving deliveries of en-US fresh produce and dairy three times, en-US meaning clients can pick up these en-US items more often. en-US Full orders are still available to en-US clients once every two months, but en-US every two weeks clients are welcome en-US to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, en-US dairy products, and bread and pastries en-US every two weeks.en-USen-US en-US en-USThe Pleasant Grove Action Group en-US quarterly meeting scheduled for en-US July 16 has been postponed until a en-US later date. Watch the Telegraph for a en-US rescheduled date. en-USen-US en-USThe monthly meeting of the en-US Bradford County Republicans will en-US be held on Thursday, July 19, in the en-US Capital City Bank community room en-US beginning at 7 p.m. The bank is en-US located at 350 N. Temple Ave. (U.S. en-US Hwy 301) in Starke. All Republicans en-US are invited to attend. en-US en-US for a candidate forum to be held on en-US Saturday, Aug. 4. All local and state en-US Republican candidates will be invited en-US to attend or send someone from their en-US campaign to represent them at the en-US forum. en-US For more information please contact en-US en-US 5803.en-USen-US en-US en-USPlaywright, producer and director en-US Daisy Davis will present You Dont en-US Have a Clue What Ive Been Through en-US at the Womans Club of Starke on en-US Saturday, July 28, at 6 p.m. Tickets en-US to the dinner play production are $30 en-US each or $50 for a couple. Seating en-US is limited; please contact Davis for en-US en-USen-US en-US en-USThe Bradford County Farm Bureau en-US is hosting its annual Youth Speech en-US Contest on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at the en-US en-US County between the ages of 14 and 18 en-US are welcomed to participate. If you en-US are interested, please contact Brandi en-US en-US email@example.com-USBradford school hire four new adminstratorsen-USen-US Telegraph Editoren-US Bradford High and Hampton en-US Elementary have new principals, en-US while new assistant principals have en-US been hired at the middle school and en-US Southside Elementary.en-US en-US July 9, although the middle school en-US hire was made two weeks ago.en-US Not all of these positions are being en-US en-US en-US en-US districts entrenched problem with en-US racial diversity continues to generate en-US comment at school board meetings. en-US Rick Barr asked about efforts en-US to recruit a diverse workforce or en-US making that effort if it is not already en-US in practice. He also spoke about the en-US en-US evidence that the board had met to en-US en-US are bringing to them.en-US Diverse atmospheres enhance en-US creativity, Barr said, they encourage en-US understanding between communities en-US and foster fresh ideas both from en-US students and teachers.en-US If Bradford County wants to see en-US the school grades go up, they are en-US going to have to have equality and en-US diversity, he said. en-US Kate Ellison picked up on that, en-US saying the difference in outcomes for en-US black and white students is concerning. en-US Hiring teachers and administrators en-US of color is important for mentoring, en-US communication and for the overall en-US success of all students, she said. Since en-US a court order to desegregate hasnt en-US been achieved, she asked what the en-US board had been doing to diversify its en-US workforce and questioned letting go en-US of Blye who oversaw the high schools en-US rise from a C to a B school. en-US A couple more commenters saw en-US it as an opportunity to attack Blyes en-US replacement, and later School Board en-US en-US on what she called Facebook en-US garbage. Chappell said she wished en-US she could pick up her phone and read en-US something positive about the school en-US district from en-US the people who en-US spend so much time making negative en-US comments.en-US We do have a system that were en-US working very hard for, she said. We en-US en-US know someone, send them our way.en-US The board did approve the hire of en-US 10 new instructors Monday and a en-US media specialist, along with the new en-US principals at BHS and Hampton and en-USSouthsides new assistant principal. en-US Bradford Highs new principal en-US is Jim Simpson of Live Oak. en-US Superintendent Stacey Creighton was en-US impressed with his record and said he en-US came highly recommended as well. en-US Im very proud that at each school en-US that Ive worked for, every year the en-US growth (as measured by the Florida en-US Department of Education) improved. en-US Never has a school gone down under en-US my leadership, Simpson said.en-US Simpson was born and raised in en-US Atlanta and received his undergraduate en-US degree from the University of Georgia. en-US His masters degree in Spanish en-US linguistics was earned at Florida State en-US University.en-US Simpson taught Spanish in both en-US Atlanta and Tallahassee, and he lived en-US in Cairo, Egypt, for four years where en-US he taught Spanish and math at Cairo en-US American College. en-USen-US en-US en-USen-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-USen-US en-USen-US Telegraph Editoren-US Residents seemed as determined en-US as ever to defeat Triple S Plumbings en-US en-US of septic sludge on property in their en-US neighborhood off of Northwest en-US County Road 125.en-US Earlier this year, the Florida en-US Department of Environmental en-US Protection advertised its intent en-US to issue a conditional permit, but en-US resident Helene Guest updated the en-US county commission July 2, saying the en-US community challenged the agency en-US and has requested an administrative en-US hearing.en-US Guest compiled a history of en-US the neighborhoods struggles that en-US was sent to FDEP as well as local en-US legislators and the governor. As of en-US last week, they were still waiting to en-US hear from FDEP on their petition for en-US a hearing.en-US The history goes back to 2015 en-US when Triple S obtained a permit en-US through the local health department en-US to dump septic sewage on land owned en-US by the Skinner family. Guest said en-US they learned of the permit through the en-US health departments Ed Rensberger en-US en-US adjoining landowners was required. en-US Wed been experiencing en-US unbearable sewage smells for months, en-US en-US investigation began. We were told it en-US was treated sewage and it should not en-US smell. If it does, we were to call Ed. en-US It was a daily occurrence for months en-US on end. It became so overwhelming en-US that we, the neighbors, could not be en-US outside to enjoy our land, she said.en-US Because complaints fell on deaf en-US ears at the local level, Guest said en-US they began contacting Environmental en-US Health Director Sallie Ford believing en-US she had the mission to protect us. en-US Surely she would investigate this and en-US en-US properly.en-US Instead, Guest said the community en-US en-US up on the complaints to her testimony en-US before a variance board when Triple S en-US sought an extension to continue land en-US spreading the waste under its prior en-USSewage spills en-US into plant, creeken-USen-US Telegraph Editoren-US Starke is one employee down and en-US en-US at its wastewater treatment plan.en-US The sewer plant employee resigned en-US after carelessness resulted in the en-US spillage of more than 100,000 gallons en-US of waste activated sludge. en-US The June 26 spill was discovered en-US when employees arrived at work the en-US morning of June 27. The employee en-US en-US Kyle Jerrels who in turn immediately en-US en-US Environmental Protection. en-US City Manager Bob Milner brought en-US in investigators to review what en-US happened. The employee involved en-US opened two sludge valves late in the en-US afternoon and became distracted, en-US leaving the work and failing to close en-US the valves. en-US The waste activated sludge, which en-US en-US spilled onto the ground and some of it en-US en-US creek. Jerrels calculated the total spill en-US at 115,000 gallons, 37,000 gallons of en-US which found its way into the creek. en-US A warning system on the valves en-US en-US en-US en-US Milner said, because the sludge level en-US is never allowed to get to the warning en-US point. en-US Opening the valves to reduce tank en-US levels is routine, but usually takes en-US place in the morning and with more en-US than one employee around. Nothing en-US went as usual the day of the spill. The en-US valves were opened after 4 p.m. by the en-US only employee on duty to prepare for en-US a contractor who would be working in en-US the plant the next day. Everyone else en-US had left for the day, but the employee en-US at fault was working late to get caught en-US up after taking a replacement lab en-US sample to Gainesville. As he worked, en-US he forgot about the valves. en-US Then that employee went home and en-US the valves which are typically open en-US for no more than 15 minutes each en-USen-US
USPS 062-700 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Starke, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Bradford County Telegraph131 West Call Street Starke, Florida 32091Phone: 964-6305 P.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091 Daniel Hildebran, General Manager Editor: Mark J. Crawford Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: John R. Tillman Typesetting: Eileen Gilmore Advertising & Newspaper Prod: Beth Tillman Bookkeeping & Classified Adverts: Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping Asst: Linda Lacombe Front office Asst: Jenny Starnes Publisher: John M. Miller Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Summertime science @ Santa Fe remained open all night long. and caused an environmental spill. According to Jerrels, the best way to prevent a reoccurrence it to install automatic valves and recirculation pumps a costly upgrade. The interim solution is to use cell phone timers to remind employees to close the valves. Restricting the task to earlier in the day should also allow them to catch any oversight and correct it before there is an environmental impact. Milner said the city will more the past for a similar occurrence. As with that incident, the city may be able to convince FDEP to allow it to use the penalty toward plant safety improvements. The employee responsible has submitted his resignation effective July 20 and is using two weeks of accumulated sick leave. is being held at the Madison Street Baptist Church gymnasium in Starke this year. The 11th annual event returns on Friday, Aug. 3. The Info Fair is for Bradford County public and private school students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Community County Education Foundation, local governments, schools, churches and businesses cooperate to provide a bag full of school supplies as well as important information about local services and resources. Students must be present to receive a backpack. In addition, by visiting at least 12 information vendors, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of several $25 Walmart gift cards. The event is free, including fun bounce houses and refreshments like hot dogs, chips and water. Students are designated to attend at certain times based on their school: to 6:30 p.m.: Starke, Brooker and Hampton elementary schools. :30 to 7 p.m.: Southside and Lawtey elementary schools. to 7:30 p.m.: Bradford middle and high schools. :30 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Private schools and others who could not attend during their designated times, including families with students in multiple schools. Bradford public schools is Monday, Aug. 13. for vendors who can participate for a voluntary donation of $100. You may participate even if you cannot afford the donation, or you may donate to help purchase school supplies even if you dont plan to participate. To reserve your space by July 27, please contact Cheryl Canova at cheryl. firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail checks payable to Bradford County Education Foundation to Santa Fe Andrews Center, ATTN. Cheryl Canova, 208 W. Call St., Starke, FL 32019. Place BTSIF in the for area of your check. For more information, please Michael Chung from Americas Small Business Development Center will be at the North Florida Regional Starke on the second Wednesday of the month ready to assist any small business with planning, plans and much more. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the
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Richard Morris, Agent 14793 US HWY 301 South Starke, FL 32091 Bus: 904-966-0011 Telegraph Editor Though they agreed to allow the county manager to look into hiring a consultant, the board of county commissioners still seems far from committed to found and If hired, a consultant would to disperse the cost to property Helping encourage this preliminary step, was a consultant who is currently working for Baker County and helped Alachua County pass assessments are a specialty for Christopher Roe, who works Miller Olive, who offered to get the board up to speed on what a special assessment is and how they are implemented, with tips A special assessment is an annual charge imposed by a county or city to fund or improve delivery of a special service. Each assessment is typically collected for a single purpose, like Bradford Countys solid waste assessment. All local governments in Florida have general charges, Roe said. As with every revenue source, there are advantages and disadvantages. For example, the amount of can change from year to year, meaning that it could be reduced if another source of funding is located or increased if an essential source of funding is lost. Otherwise, the amount of an assessment is stable and, unlike taxes, is not impacted by an economic downturn. The stability makes an assessment a more reliable revenue source from year to year, Roe said. While fairness and equity are subjective terms, Roe argued that special assessments tend to be more fair and equitable than property taxes, which a large percentage of the population can be immune from paying because of low property values and multiple tax exemptions. On the other hand, there is always the political blowback fee, and there are upfront costs for a city or county considering a new assessment. That includes the cost of public notice by publication and by mail, plus the cost of any study undertaken to support the assessment. These costs wont be recouped if the government eventually decides against implementing the assessment. Legally, any property owner charged a special assessment for the property. For example, a protection. The cost of providing properties must be fairly and reasonably allocated. Affected property owners can voice their support or objection to the charge during the advertised public hearing. Basically, you can choose any cost allocation method you determine is fair and reasonable so long as its not arbitrary, Roe said. You can basically choose any system at all as long as its not something you pull out of a hat or made up out of thin air. Counties generally pursue a special assessment through a that outlines the geographic area throughout which the assessment will be imposed. Usually the area is countywide, although if the area includes the municipal limits of a city, the consent of the city commission or council is required. (Starke businesses and residents pay for the citys would most likely not agree department. The other cities have participated in the countys most likely would agree support A special assessment is not a fee that can be avoided by rejecting the service. Like taxes, special assessments are mandatory. Once imposed, all property owners are responsible for paying it. They are typically collected via the annual tax bill. But special assessments are different from taxes in that the revenue is earmarked for a used for anything else. There are some things special assessments cannot be used for, including law enforcement since law enforcement primarily (The same would be true for emergency medical services except there is a statutory exemption allowing special assessments to fund EMS in rural areas.) Governments cannot use assessments to pay for general government costs either, including building a new county administration building or paying for administrative personnel. The property subject to the special assessment must road improvements, access to wastewater treatment, provision Certain types of property are exempt from assessments, including government property and, thanks to a statutory change a few years ago, vacant agricultural property. That means if Bradford County does impose a special assessment own thousands of acres will be exempt from paying it except on acreage with buildings. County Commissioner Chris Dougherty called that absurd, given the value of the timber and Governments sometimes choose to exempt other properties as well, including properties owned by churches After identifying the need for funding, the county will need to develop its apportionment method for allocating the costs. This rate structure needs to be developed before moving on to the adoption process. The county already has the process laid out in its code and requires adoption of a resolution describing the service to be funded and the proposed rate structure as well as the total amount of funding sought. The resolution also schedules a public hearing to ensure due process for affected property owners who will be media and the mail. If the commission intends to continue forward following that is passed establishing the rate, approving the assessment roll the list affected properties and determining the collection method. If collecting via tax bill, Roe said the earliest the commission department with an assessment is next year when tax bills go out in November. To do so, it needs to pass its initial resolution by Dec. 31 of this year and continue moving toward implementation before Sept. 15, 2019. The timeline is much more method is chosen. A city might choose to collect through its utility bills, for example. If no available, the county would have billing vendor. The county could begin collecting in this manner at any time and then later move the assessment to the tax bill, said Roe. Successful adoption includes developing community acceptance to the greatest extent possible prior to the public hearing, he added. To that end, Roe suggested a public education and outreach campaign that explains the need for the fee and what property owners will receive in exchange. Whether conducting workshops, mailing literature or talking with constituents, there should be an emphasis on the fairness and equity of the special assessment. Roe talked more about how to among the population, but ultimately that will be the subject of a study should the commission decide to hire a consultant of its own. The board has asked the county manager to explore the cost. His administrative career began in Suwannee County. He was an assistant principal at Suwannee Middle School and High School, and a principal at Suwannee Intermediate and a Tallahassee charter school. Simpson called student all decisions are based on what is best for students. Our mission is to ensure that every student leaves Bradford High better than when they lives in a positive way that helps journey, he said. Simpson said that through structure, academics will take priority. Structure is very important. Our school must have structure, routines and expectations that are in place and followed by everyone. With that comfort known (and expected), the academics take priority. High expectations are a must. Todays world is tough we must prepare students for the real world knowing that there will be obstacles and challenges for us all. Brenda Donaldson announced her retirement and Denise replacing her as principal of was raised in Miami and attended the University of Denver and Nova Southeastern, where she obtained her masters degree. years of experience in education working for Alachua, DeSoto, Levy and Marion counties. She has been a principal at both the elementary and middle school levels, and an assistant principal at the elementary level. She also served for two years as a district level administrator, supervising secondary ESE programs. As a teacher and department chair, she worked with ESE students at both the elementary and and Title I programs. Meanwhile, Stephanie Loper is moving from Hampton into her Southsides assistant principal. Shes not new to the school, however. Thats where she got her start teaching in 1998. She said God has blessed her with the opportunity to work with Loper will be taking over for Beth Oody, who resigned. Finally, Danielle Rosson assistant principal at Bradford Middle School, replacing Carla Dicks. Rosson studied international business during her undergraduate years at Florida Southern College and then obtained her masters degree in educational leadership. but has spent the last seven years in administration. She was an assistant principal at the elementary school level for four years and has worked as an assistant principal at the middle school level for the past three years. Rosson was a Womens Club member in her community and a volunteer at a number of community events including the Watermelon Festival, 5K the March of Dimes and more. She has also been vice chair for for Levy Gilchrist and Dixie counties. Suwannee River Economic Council has a meal site for seniors 60 years of age and older where breakfast and lunch are served on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to noon. You must speak with the meal site aide the day before you plan to eat at the site. Contact Donna SREC can provide busing to and from the meal site as long as (limited) seating is available. If you are signed up as a regular, seating will not be a problem. (You must be able to get on and off the lift bus by yourself and get around the meal site without assistance. 1210 Andrews Circle in Starke.
Public NoticeThe public is hereby notified that the dock/fishing pier for Sampson Lake and Rowell Lake will be temporarily closed for construction on July 23, 2018 and will reopen when renovations are complete. Questions and concerns should be directed to the Office of the County Manager at (904) 966-6327. THANK YOU To the Citizens of Starke, Florida, District 5 Thank you for allowing me to serve another four years as your City Commissioner, District 5. I know this past year has had its share of complications, more than usual, but I promise to always listen, be available to the citizens and to vote and do what I think is best for the City of Starke. I have always done that and will continue to do so. My door is always open and my phone number is in the directory. Thank you again for your condence in me. Sincerely, Wilbur L. WatersPaid and approved by Wilbur L. Waters, City Commissioner, District 5 Honor Roll Telegraph Editor The city of Starke is taking steps to deal with a meter reading problem on multiple properties that could lead to shutoffs of even criminal charges if property owners are determined to be stealing from the city. According to City Manager Bob Milner there are a number of utility meters that havent been physically read by a city employee in many years because there are inaccessible. In lieu of reading the meter, an average utility bill is calculated or in some cases the property owner provides a photograph of the meter to the city. Some call city hall and turn in their own readings. Milner is proposing a policy for commissioners to approve that would require all utility meters to be read on a regular basis. We have at least 15 or 20 that havent been read in a while because they (the meter readers) cant get to them, he said. Were changing that. Thats our goal to ensure that the meters are read, that theyre accurate, that we have access to them. According to the city, cases were meters are obstructed fall into two categories: incidental or intentional. If the department reading the meter water, customer is not obstructing the meter intentionally to avoid being billed, a letter will be issued detailing corrective actions. Estimated bills will be issued if corrective action is not business days will be treated as nonpayment. All meters must be physically read a minimum of once every three months under the policy, even if this means that as a last resort a meeting it established for the property owner to meet the meter reader on site. Employees may also work with property owners to obtain photographs of meters that could not be read, which Milner said sometimes happens now, of arrange for installation of a new meter than can be read from a distance. The property owner would be responsible for purchasing the meter. The city will discontinue service to any property owner who fails to work with employees in a timely manner. The penalties could be criminal if impeding meter access is found to be intentional by obstructing the meter, destroying it or bypassing the apparatus. Meter obstruction includes actions like falsely posting a dangerous dog sign (or having dangerous dogs), locking a gate or damaging a utility meter. Customers who appear to be stealing utility services will be charged with theft. Per the policy: Existence within the utility meter which serves to prevent an accurate billing for utility services rendered during any particular billing period will serve as prima facie evidence of intent to steal utility services on the part of the customer. The city of Starke will it relates to the theft of any utility service. A bill will be issued based upon include a damage assessment of up to three time the estimated loss utilities, which is allowed under Florida statute. American Legion Post 56 of Stake honored Flag Day on June 14 by conducting a retirement the proper manner. condition that it is no longer a be destroyed in a distinguished way, preferably by burning. Boy Scout Troop 70 of Starke Scouts Logan Jackson and Wonderful West, assisted in the The public can bring old, Legion Post for proper destruction during the year. Congress June 14, 1777. That date is now observed as Flag Day throughout America. Telegraph Editor Auditors repeated a now familiar warning to county commissioners, who continue to spend more money than they collect to run Bradford County and provide services to residents. ending on Sept. 30, 2017, and was delivered by Terry Kite and Ron Whitesides of Purvis, Gray & Company. The countys expenditures exceeded its revenue by nearly $800,000, which means the countys fund balance took another large hit in 2017. Over noted expenses have exceeded revenues by $3.5 million. position, said Kite, but the has been using up fund balance. That trend is something were a little concerned about because we dont want that to continue too far into the future. The danger is that county could slip below having at least two months of operating revenue on hand in the event of an emergency. Continuing to spend down its fund balance by an average of $700,000 a year places the county just a few years away from reaching that critical point. Most of the remaining $21.9 million fund balance is restricted in some way. Only $8.3 million is unassigned and available to be spent. The countys net position which represents its assets and its total liabilities and deferred
Thursday, July 12, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 5A Church Starke Church of God by Faith 730 Old Lawtey Road in Starke, is hosting vacation Bible school Monday through Friday, July 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. daily with free dinner and snacks provided. The theme is Hero Central. For more information, Victory Baptist Church in Hampton will be holding vacation Bible school July 13 at 5:30 p.m. followed by Parent Night July 15 at 6 p.m. Dinner will be provided each night. New River Baptist Church 16703 SW 144th Ave. in Brooker, invites you to help celebrate its 185th homecoming on Sunday, July 15. The worship service will be at 11 a.m. There will be Sunday School at 9:45 for all ages. After the worship service the church will have a covered dish lunch and time of fellowship. Please bring a dish to share. On Saturday, July 21, at 6 p.m. the church will be showing the recent hit movie, I Can Only Imagine starring J. Michael Finley as Bart Millard song with the same name. Ad mission is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information or questions Kingsley Lake Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible school July 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly. Register at kingsleylakebc.com. Greater Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church will be celebrating a preprogram on Monday night, July 16, in honor of its yearly Womens Day program on the last Sunday in July. The public is invited to come and worship at 7 p.m. For more information, please call True Vine Outreach Ministry 422 St. Clair Street in Starke, will be hosting Summer Heat 2018 on July 19 with services beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Pastor Kenyarda T. Feathers of Williams Temple Church of God in Christ in Gainesville will be the speaker. For more information, visit www.truevinemin.org. For invited to attend. Grace Christian Fellowship Baptist Church invites you to a Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day includes vacation Bible school in the morning (nursery to 17 years) followed by lunch and an afternoon of games and water slide fun for the entire family. Bring a towel because you will get wet. The church is located at 4926 SW 107th Ave. in Lake Butler. Highland First Baptist Church 1409 U.S. 301 N. in Lawtey, will have a Fifth Sunday Sing at the July 29 to anyone with a song in their heart for the Lord. The Lords Supper and dinner on the grounds will follow the worship service. Bring your favorite dish and dessert. Contact Helen you wish to be added to the list of singers. Email the details of your congregations upcoming special events to editor@ bctelegraph. com. DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 5 P.M. Health The Melting Pot heart UF/IFAS Bradford Extension early in my life. I was born in as a little girl. Most of my summers were spent in New York in the St. Albans community of Queens. My grandparents owned walnut tree and a hard pear tree. My family transplanted from Allendale, South Carolina. Many food traditions that I experienced during my summers had strong Southern roots. I can remember sitting on the back porch of that house eating fresh tomatoes picked from the garden. Those little tomatoes were the best snacks. Many afternoons I watched my grandmother prepare and can the bounty from the garden. I can also remember my grandmother serving me a nice slice of liver pudding or hog head cheese. At the time, I had no idea what made up that yummy snack, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. We experienced foods from different cultures as well because Queens was a melting pot of various cultures. From Caribbean to Jewish delights, it was always exciting to see what my grandmother bought home. Every summer my family spent at my grandparents home, I had a new food experience. Some I enjoyed some not so much. It is easy to see how I grew a fondest memory though comes from enjoying a simple tomato. This column I am dedicating to the tomato. There is great debate on whether this juicy plant is a fruit or a vegetable. It is actually a berry type fruit. There are many varieties to the tomato. They are easy to grow in home gardens and should be stored at room temperature when picked. If stored cold they let them sit in a cool dry place on the counter. Always wash tomatoes before preparing to avoid contamination. If you are fussy about your tomatoes as I am, there is a technique called tomato concass. Remove skins and seeds, then rough cut the tomato. You can watch a YouTube video to see this process. This is ideal when making sauces, salads or salsa. The tomato is my summer vegetable pick! The recipe below is an easy summer salad enjoyed as a main dish or as a side with your favorite foods cooked on the grill. Basil in this recipe tomato. 3 large tomatoes, fresh 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon basil, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried basil 2 tablespoons onions, chopped Cut tomatoes into 8 pieces and arrange in a large shallow dish. Combine oil and remaining 7 ingredients in a jar. Cover tightly and shake vigorously. Pour over tomato slices. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Optional: Top with Feta cheese The human body needs cholesterol, however when you have too much cholesterol in your blood, it can build up on your artery walls. An excess amount of cholesterol can put you at risk for heart disease and stroke. However, not all density lipoproteins (HDL) are considered good cholesterol (LDL) are the bad cholesterol. Bad lifestyle choices, such as being physically inactive or eating an unhealthy diet, can increase the risk of having high cholesterol. In some cases, high cholesterol occurs because of family history or your age. The important thing to remember is that there are no signs or symptoms of high cholesterol, so getting your cholesterol levels checked with a simple blood test is the only way you can know if you are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease or stroke. Living a healthy lifestyle can help keep your cholesterol levels in a normal range and lower your risk for heart attack and stroke. Things such as eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, getting the recommended amount of physical activity, not smoking and limiting alcohol consumption can all help with prevention. The Bradford County Senior Center is located at 1805 N. Temple Ave in Starke. If you have any questions or would like further information on any activities or events, please call events can be found at www. Need to improve your balance? Maybe youre having issues with range of motion in a shoulder knee or hip. The senior center offers classes to help with these issues. Join the Chair Yoga and Tai Chi Hour Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m. One hour twice a week will improve range of motion and balance and refresh the mind. For a more advanced yoga class, join us for one hour every Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. Come kick up your heels with our line dancing classes. Line dancing is a great way to get no impact exercise. Easy to follow instructions taught by our line dancing teacher. Classes are held every other Wednesday at 10 a.m. and the last Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The next Wednesday class will be July 25. If you have any questions about our exercise classes, please call Stop in and see what the Bradford Senior Centers Wood Carving Group is up to. The class meets every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon. Not a wood carver? No problem, we have a great instructor, and in no time you will be whittling away the hours. Have questions about your Medicare or prescription plans? SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders is available at the senior center every Wednesday from 1 p.m. Stop in and speak with a SHINE representative and get those questions answered. SHINE representatives can also review your current plan to ensure you have the best plan for your needs. impaired your home telephone due to hearing loss? You may qualify for a free phone from the Florida Telecommunications Relay Program. A representative will be at the senior center Wednesday, July 25, from 9 a.m.noon. The representative will assist you with getting the right phone for your needs and train you to use it. No appointment necessary. Come join us every Thursday at 3 p.m. for our Crochet, Knit, and Needlework Group. Beginners to experienced and those in between enjoy getting together to learn how to crochet, knit, cross stitch and embroider. We also enjoy sharing ideas, projects and patterns. If you ever thought about learning how to crochet, knit or do other types of needlework, this is the best place to come and learn how. Senior Center Library The Bradford County Public Library is located at 456 W. Pratt St. in Starke. For more information on these programs or other services, please call bcplibrary.com. Paint on records July 12 Push the limits of creativity and do something different: make works of art on vinyl records. Album Art is happening at the library on Thursday, July 12. The morning session is open to all ages and begins at 10 a.m. The afternoon session, which starts at 2 p.m., is reserved for adults only. In the evening, theres a session for all ages, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Supplies are limited. Register by signing up at the librarys front desk or calling Live music July 17 With the help of classic country singer Shane Thornton, were going to have the coolest Tuesday, July 17. Its the coolest, because were bringing the fun indoors, out of the scorching summer heat. Refreshments will be served. The entertainment begins at 6 p.m. Bots n Blocks July 18 The Bradford County Public Library Childrens Department has taken building with Lego blocks to a new level. Bots n Blocks, which is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18, is a program that introduces children between the ages of 5 to 12 to an exciting way to play with building blocks. The fun starts at 3 p.m. and continues until 4:30 3918 for details. Sports Camp Every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., children and teens can participate in a free Sports Camp at Bradford County Public Library. Experienced athletic trainers, Stefan Nichols and Christopher Latain, jam activities that teach character building techniques and promote the importance of teamwork. This event is for ages 6 to 17. Attendance is free! Parents will need to sign a medical release form for each child who participates. Contact Misty and Melanie for details. Glow-in-the-Dark Dance July 20 Children between the ages of 8 to 14 can show off their dance moves and party under the black 20. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. Parents must sign their children in and out.
Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 0402018-CP-56 IN RE: The Estate of: THOMAS ERNEST BOLDUC, Deceased. The administration of the estate of THOMAS ERNEST BOLDUC, deceased, whose date of death was May 9,2018, and whose last four digits of his social security number are 5664, is pending in the Circuit Court for Bradford County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 945 N Temple Ave, Starke, FL 32091. The names and addresses of the personal representative and 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 the court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is July 5, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: SHARON W. EHRENREICH, ESQUIRE Florida Bar No.: 259251 303 State Road 26 Melrose, FL 32666 Telephone: 352/475-1611 Fax: 352/475-5968 Personal Representative: JAMES PHILLIP BOLDUC P.O. Box 298 Harwich Port, MA 02646 7/5 2tchg 7/12-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 18000153CAAXMX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2007-NC3 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES. SERIES 2007-NC3. RICK BIANCARDI AND PAULA S. ADAMS F/K/A PAULA S GLEN A/K/A PAULA M ADAMS et. al. Defendant(s), TO: RICK BIANCARDI, whose residence is unknown and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein, TO: PAULA S, ADAMS F/K/A PAULA S. GLENN A/K/A PAULA M. ADAMS. whose residence is unknown and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: DESCRIPTION: TRACT A A TRACT OF LAND SITUATED IN THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER (SW 1/4 OF NW 1/4) OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID TRACT BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 AND RUN S 00 DEG 30 MIN 32 SEC W, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 A DISTANCE OF 64.15 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE S 00 DEG 30 MIN 32 SEC W, ALONG SAID WEST LINE 154.35 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE RUN N 88 DEG 16 MIN 45 SEC W, 676.65 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A 60 FOOT COUNTY GRADED ROAD, THENCE RUN N 19 DEG 57 MIN 02 SEC W, ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE 166.09 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT: THENCE RUN S 88 DEG 16 MIN 45 SEC E, 734.71 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID TRACT CONTAINING 2.50 ACRES MORE OR LESS. are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before August 4, 2018 (30 days from Date of First Publication of the clerk of this court either before immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at Bradford County, Florida, this 2 day of June, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY L Brannon DEPUTY CLERK ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, & SCHNEID. PL 6409 Congress Ave, Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33487 7/12 2tchg 7/19-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 04-2018-CP-59 IN RE: ESTATE OF UNISSA KING MOORE a/k/a UNISSA KING-MOORE Deceased. The administration of the estate of UNISSA KING MOORE, deceased, whose date of death was January 25, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Bradford County, Florida, Probate Division; the address of which is 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida 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 required to be court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is July 12, 2018, GEORGE H. GWYNN Florida Bar No. 0357537 Williams, Gautier, Gwynn, DeLoach & Kiker, P.A. 2010 Delta Boulevard Tallahassee, FL 32303 850-386-3300 Attorney for Personal Representative MONET C. MOORE 2749 W. Tharpe Street, Apt. J2 Tallahassee, Florida 32303 Personal Representative 7/12 2tchg 7/19-BCT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Bradford County S.H.I.P. Program will receive sealed bids until 2:30 p.m. July 26, 2018 at the Bradford County 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida 32091 for the following: Demolition and new construction of a dwelling unit located at: A. 1254 Jones Lane, Lawtey, FL 32058 A mandatory walk through is a prerequisite to a valid bid. All interested bidders will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at located at 925-E North Temple Avenue in Starke, Florida. If you plan to submit a bid, a representative through of the unit to become familiar with the property and the scope of work to be completed. No contractor shall visit the subject property for any reason without County and owner. All contractors must have proof of Residential, Builder, or General Contractors License, proof of Liability Insurance, proof of Workers Compensation Insurance (or Exemption Card), a statement of non-discrimination, and at least two references from previously completed jobs. Bids will be opened at 2:30 p.m. on July 26, 2018 or as soon thereafter as possible in the presence of the Clerk or his designee, Community interested persons in the County Commissioners meeting room. The opened bids will be read into public record and preserved in the custody of the Community Development Department. Bids will not be valid unless received by the bid deadline and in a sealed envelope marked, Sealed Bid, S.H.I.P. and received by 2:30 p.m., July 26, 2018. Questions to be submitted in writing gov or Fax (904) 966-6384 no later than 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2018. The County reserves the right to reject all bids when in its best judgment they are too high or when it is determined to be in the best interest of the County that the bids be re-advertised. Pursuant to Section 255.0991, Florida Statutes, Bradford County this project. It is the policy of the County to promote equal opportunity to obtain adequate housing by all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, handicap, or national origin. 7/12 1tchg-BCT Florida Department of Environmental Protection Draft Permit No. 0070012-020-AV Florida Gas Transmission Company, Compressor Station No. 16 Bradford County, Florida Applicant: The applicant for this project is Florida Gas Transmission Company. The applicants responsible David W. Shellhouse, Vice President, Southeast Operations, Florida Gas Transmission Company, Compressor Station No. 16, 2405 Lucient Way, Suite 200, Maitland, Florida 327517047. Facility Location: The applicant operates the existing Compressor Station No. 16, which is located in Bradford County at 14369 SW State Road 231 in Brooker, Florida. Project: The applicant applied on June 29, 2018 to the Department for a Title V air operation permit revision to incorporate permit requirements for the new non-emergency spark ignition (SI) four stroke lean burn (4SLB) 5,000 hp engine. The air construction permit (0070012016-AC) issued for this engine contained NESHAP Subpart ZZZZ regulatory permit conditions that apply to an existing engine. The NESHAP Subpart ZZZZ regulatory requirements that actually apply are those for a new, non-emergency >500 hp SI 4SLB engine. Other regulatory permit conditions that apply, which were not included in the air construction permit, include a VOC emissions limit to avoid triggering PSD requirements. Corrected regulatory requirements that apply to this engine appear in this revision. The 5,000 bhp nonemergency engine is the only facility unit with an add-on control device, oxidation catalyst, and is subject to Compliance Assurance Monitoring. This is a revision of Title V Air Operation Permit No. 0070012-019AV. The facility is a Title V and a (PSD) major source and a major source of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). This facility consists of eight regulated air emitting units that are all NG combustion units. The eight units consist of seven Spark Ignition (SI) reciprocating Internal Combustion 2,000 bhp, one 4,000 bhp, and one Permitting Authority: Applications for Title V air operation permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210, and 62-213 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and a Title V air operation permit is required to operate the facility. Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project. The Permitting Authoritys physical address is: 8800 Baymeadows Way W., Suite 100, Jacksonville, Florida 32256. The Permitting Authoritys mailing address is: 8800 Baymeadows Way W., Suite 100, Jacksonville, Florida 32256. The Permitting Authoritys telephone number is (904) 256-1700. Project File: A complete project during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. the draft/proposed permit, the Statement of Basis, the application, and the information submitted by the records under Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may view the draft permit by visiting the following air/emission/apds/default.asp and entering the permit number shown above. Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authoritys project review engineer for additional information at the address or phone number listed above. Notice of Intent to Issue Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue a revised Title V air operation permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that continued operation of the existing equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62213, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a conditions of the draft/proposed permit unless a response received in accordance with the following terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the draft/proposed Title V air operation permit for a period of 30 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the close of business (5:00 p.m.), on or before the end of this 30-day period by the Permitting Authority at the above address. As part of his or her comments, any person may also request that the Permitting Authority hold a public meeting on this permitting action. If the Permitting Authority determines meeting, it will publish notice of the time, date, and location in the Florida Administrative Register (FAR). If a public meeting is requested within the 30-day comment period and conducted by the Permitting Authority, any oral and written comments received during the public meeting will also be considered by the Permitting Authority. If timely received written comments or comments received at a public to the draft permit, the Permitting Authority shall issue a revised draft/ proposed permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. available for public inspection. For additional information, contact the Permitting Authority at the above address or phone number. Petitions: A person whose the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Petitions those entitled to written notice under within 14 days of publication of the Public Notice or receipt of a written Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of hearing must contain the information (received) with the Agency Clerk 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399before the deadline. The failure of the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the motion in compliance with Rule 28106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authoritys action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each known; (b) The name, address, any email address, telephone number and any facsimile number of the petitioner; the name, address, any email address, telephone number, and any facsimile number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how each petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts the petitioner contends the agencys proposed action; (f) or statutes the petitioner contends agencys proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authoritys action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing means that the Permitting Authoritys position taken by it in this written notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available in this proceeding. EPA Review: EPA has agreed to treat the draft/proposed Title V air operation permit as a proposed Title V air operation permit and to perform its 45-day review provided by the law and regulations concurrently with the public comment period, provided that the applicant also transmits an electronic copy of the required proof of publication directly to EPA at the following email addresses: R4TitleVFL@epa.gov. Although EPAs 45-day review period will be performed concurrently with the public comment period, the deadline for submitting a citizen petition to object to the EPA Administrator will be determined as if EPAs 45-day review period is performed after the public comment period has ended. will be issued after the conclusion of the 45-day EPA review period so long as no adverse comments are terms or conditions. The status regarding EPAs 45day review of this project and the deadline for submitting a citizen petition can be found at the following website address: http://www2.epa.gov/caapermitting/florida-proposed-title-vpermits. Objections: Finally, pursuant to 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 7661d(b)(2), any person may petition the Administrator of the EPA within 60 days of the expiration of the Administrators 45-day review period as established at 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(1), to object to the issuance of any Title V air operation permit. Any petition shall be based only on objections to the permit that were during the 30-day public comment period provided in the Public Notice, unless the petitioner demonstrates to the Administrator of the EPA that it was impracticable to raise such objections within the comment period or unless the grounds for such objection arose after the comment period. Filing of a petition with the Administrator of the EPA does not properly issued pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 62-213, F.A.C. of EPA must meet the requirements of 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(2) and of the EPA at: U.S. Environmental Administrator, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Mail Code: 1101A, Washington, DC 20460. For more information regarding EPA review and objections, visit EPAs Region 4 web site at http://www2.epa.gov/ caa-permitting/florida-proposedtitle-v-permits. 7/12 1tchg-BCT two or more county commissioners may attend a Rural Economic Development Initiative meeting on Friday, July 20, 2018, located in the Putnam County Board of County Commissioners Chambers 2509 Crill Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177, from 11:00 am 1:00 pm. Please feel free Manager at 966-6327 for questions or concerns. 7/12 1tchg-BCT THE PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Bradford County Board of County Commissioners will have a board meeting on July 19, 2018 at 6:30 PM, 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 7/12 1tchg-BCT Notice is hereby given that BRIAN J. LAVERY, owner, desiring to engage name of LAVERYS MOTOR CAR SALES located at 10398 HWY 301 SOUTH, HAMPTON, FL 32044 in Bradford County intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. 7/12 1tchg-BCT SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/30/2018, 09:00 am at 10875 US HIGHWAY 301 HAMPTON, FL 32044, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FAFP33P92W281396 2002 FORD 7/12 1tchg-BCT SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/06/2018, 09:00 am at 10875 US HIGHWAY 301 HAMPTON, FL 32044, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2HKYF18554H600657 2004 HONDA 7/12 1tchg-BCT SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/07/2018, 09:00 am at 10875 US HIGHWAY 301 HAMPTON, FL 32044, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1N4AL2APXCN448780 2012 NISSAN 7/12 1tchg-BCT SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/08/2018, 09:00 am at 10875 US HIGHWAY 301 HAMPTON, FL 32044, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 3MZBM1U75FM160419 2015 MAZDA 7/12 1tchg-BCT SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/06/2018, 09:00 am at 10875 US HIGHWAY 301 HAMPTON, FL 32044, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1G4CU541X24235689 2002 BUICK 7/12 1tchg-BCT SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/06/2018, 09:00 am at 10875 US HIGHWAY 301 HAMPTON, FL 32044, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1N4AL3AP7EC176645 2014 NISSAN 7/12 1tchg-BCT SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/06/2018, 09:00 am at 10875 US HIGHWAY 301 HAMPTON,
Thursday, July 12, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 7A FL 32044, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FMCU03Z98KD23955 2008 FORD 7/12 1tchg-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. : 04-2018-CP-28 Probate Division IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM HENRY SODEK Deceased. The administration of the estate of William H. Sodek, deceased, whose date of death was March 13, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Bradford County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 945 N. Temple Ave., P.O. Drawer B, 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 required to be court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is July 12, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: H. Bryan Boukari Florida Bar No. 127100 Boukari Law, P. A. 14804 Main Street Alachua, Florida 32615 Personal Representative: Frank Sodek, III 11141 NW 60th Terrace Alachua, Florida 32615 7/12 2tchg 7/19-BCT Legals health department permit while it sought a new permit from FDEP. Our interactions with these state employees have shown at the very least that they have failed in their duty to protect us, given a mountain of evidence that TSP was not following the law in processing of this dangerous sewage, they showed TSP favor time and again and withheld the proper citations. Guest said the most egregious failure was revealed earlier this year when County Commissioner Kenny Thompson requirements and found that solid waste facilities on agriculturally exceptions. That would have required a hearing before the Bradford Board of Adjustment. Rensberger issued the permit to dump even though this hearing never took place. The residents of our Lawtey neighborhood have gone through two and a half years of misery being told theres nothing that that the (Department of Health) permit was illegally issued, Guest said. We demand an out why Ed Rensberger issued this permit. Was it oversight? Was it negligence, incompetence or something else? Regardless, he needs to be held accountable, she said. County Attorney Will Sexton was previously asked about how the county is interpreting the requirements of its land development regulations. According to the LDRs, solid waste facilities require a special exception on agriculturally structures or systems designed for the collection, processing or disposal of solid wastes, and includes transfer stations, processing plants, recycling plants, and disposal systems. According to Skinner, Triple S has no facility on the site. Trucks transport the treated liquid and apply it to the ground. Sexton said they are interpreting the language about solid waste disposal systems to include the land application of treated biosolids. Land application is not listed as a permitted use anywhere in the document, Sexton said, so the is the closest similar use that would allow the land application to take place, but it does require a special exception. Sexton said given the LDRs silence on land application, they could simply argue its not allowed at all. While the county doesnt have jurisdiction over state health department employees, Guest encouraged the county commission to investigate why their authority was usurped. She requested they do as Gov. for in investigation by the Florida Inspector General. She also asked them to request Rensberger come before the board and answer questions about the issuance of the permit. If denied an administrative hearing, Guest said the neighborhood can and will appeal. We have to stop this. It has caused us some great harm in our neighborhood, she said. According to the Skinners legal representative, other companies in Bradford County are engaged in the same type of sludge disposal, but the county is only trying to stop Triple S. Attorney Matt Taylor said they is requiring the Skinners to jump through a hoop that doesnt exist for anyone else. You cannot single out an entity and treat them differently under your rules and regulations, he said. Triple S owner David Skinner has repeatedly complained that the county is trying to put him out of business. This is a decline from $66.9 million since 2013. According to the audit, this difference between assets and liabilities is one way to measure the countys position. Over time, increases or decreases in net assets may serve as a useful indicator of will serve to show whether the deteriorating. Other than these observations, weaknesses uncovered in the countywide audit. Auditors did discuss how changing accounting standards have statements, adding previously unreported liability. The latest change requires accounting for health care insurance costs Governments were asked to do the same in the past for retirement obligations, which currently adds more than $17 million in statements. The additional postemployment health care $606,000 in liability. The county is required to report but not fund these liabilities. Bradford County may or may not ultimately pay that obligation, Whitesides said for the FRS calculation. Thats your piece of the enormous Florida Retirement System based on your census of participants in the plan. Thats an actuarial estimate, and it depends on future investment rate of returns as to ultimately how much the county would be obligated to pay. Nothing has changed in how the county funds the retirement system, submitting a percentage of its total payroll as determined annually by the state. Liability for postemployment health care will change as the cost to insure those retirees changes. The county is off the hook for another potential liability after EMS employees are ineligible to participate in the system. This would have obligated the county for future costs as well as past contributions that were not made to the system. of the countys IT department security measures that went well but resulted in a list of suggestions, some of which have already been implemented and others the county will have to consider, Whitesides said, weighing the value against the cost. In the audit of the clerk of the need for all journal entries to be reviewed and approved by a second individual. The and the employees duties will include reviewing and approving journal entries. there is a large balance in the Inmate Welfare Fund ($466,895) and that state statutes requires a committee to make recommendations on how those inmate welfare. Management is looking at several ways to spend the reserves and at establishing a jail committee. Also, cash held in evidence is being deposited without steps those deposits by case number or defendant name, so the funds can be tracked and accounted for. a judges order to document the auditors noted an accumulated from 2015 that needs to be reviewed to determine if they belong to the sheriff or are due to another party. Finally, auditors noted that more than $12,000 in cash collections for the Inmate Trust Fund were collected in August and September 2017 but were not deposited with the bank in a timely manner, increasing the risk that the money could be stolen or misappropriated. are being taken to ensure the timely deposit of cash and check collections. run The Florida Highway patrol said a Starke man died Saturday moring in Lake City when a car struck him on U.S. 41, in front of the Club Rodeo bar. In a news release, the state Chrome was lying in the northbound lane of the highway, around 12:03 a.m. when he was hit. The driver did not stop after the incident, and FHP is asking for the publics help for additional information. Anyone with information call the Florida Highway Patrol guardian needed in Bradford County to advocate for children who have been taken away due to neglect, abuse and/or abandonment. More children than ever have been taken from their families this past year and need an advocate. The volunteer is a consistent person to be there for them and to give independent recommendations to the court. No special background is needed. Classes are offered in more information or go to www. guardianadlitem.org and request information.
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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer School employees receiving training to prepare for the new school year is nothing unusual, but some who work in the Bradford County School District are learning skills outside of the norm in an effort to better protect students. As part of the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, which falls under Floridas newly created Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, 13 Bradford school employees are in the midst of being trained by the Bradford act in an active-shooter scenario. Guardians are volunteers who must have concealed-weapons permits. They will be armed while on campus, with guns issued to them by BCSO. By law, though, a guardian can only aid in the prevention or abatement of an active-shooter incident on campus. They are not to use their weapons in any other situation. They also cannot make arrests. Their powers are very limited, said BCSO Detective Sgt. Brad Witt, who is one of several BCSO employees who helped devise the training the Bradford guardians are going through. Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith said, This is basically the last line of defense. As of June 29, 21 Florida BCSO) were involved in training guardians, though in some counties, not all of the schools will have guardians. For example, guardians will be at elementary schools only in Clay County and at charter schools only in Alachua and Sarasota counties. Not just any school employee can become a guardian, which seems to be a misunderstanding some people have. By state law, full-time classroom teachers cannot become guardians, though there are exceptions: JROTC instructors, current military members and current or Also, the guardians have to undergo rigorous training, with BCSO requiring them achieve a higher percentage rate of success pass background checks and psychological evaluations. The standards these folks are getting held to are extremely high, Witt said. A lot of people thought this was going to be a Wild-West kind of thing teachers running around with guns but its not. There are standards set forth by law, and there are standards set forth by our policy. They have a six-page policy by the Bradford County adhere to along with our other policies about use of force, The state requires ongoing training at least annually, but BCSO will require guardians to do more than the minimum. We plan to hold as much training as we can for them, Witt said. The number of how many a year has not been set in stone, but we will hold training, where we continue to reinforce what they were taught and continue to develop their skills. training guardians are issuing them uniforms that identify them as such, but the guardians in Bradford will wear plain clothes and be anonymous. It also wont be revealed how many guardians Smith said whereas an active shooter can easily identify a she will not be able to identify a guardian by sight. Now when you come onto campus, when you start shooting, you dont know whos going to be shooting back at you, Smith said. Guardian requirements State law dictates that guardians will receive 144 hours of training, which are broken down into the following: instruction based on the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commissions Law Enforcement Academy training model, which training. hours of precision pistol instruction, where those training learn to zero in on smaller target areas to increase their chances of hitting their targets. Thats a lot of what we call aim-small, misssmall drills, Witt said. Eight hours of discretionary shooting instruction via Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Thursday, July 12, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Ages 4 years 5th grade Join Us at Madison Street Baptist Church 900 W Madison Street Rev. Justin Kirksey, Senior Pastor Ages 4 years 5th grade Join Us at Madison Street Baptist Church 900 W Madison Street Rev. Justin Kirksey, Senior Pastor Coffee@FirePower.Coffee Phone: 352.478.8174 FirePower Coffee Roasters, LLC322 SE State Road 100, Suite D Keystone Heights, FL 32656-6468 FirePower.Coffee Freshly Roasted Whole Bean or Ground Specialty Coffees Freshly Brewed Samples Restaurant Convenience Packs Specialty Teas Now Available
2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, July 12, 2018 Shop Local BUCKS simulator exercises. In this virtual shooting range, they can do everything from displaying a static target up there to Witt said. This simulator forces them to do reloads. Its CO2equipped. Itll actually give the simulated guns recoil to make it realistic to shooting. Eight hours of instruction in active-shooter scenarios. We will actually take them to the school and put on some live scenarios, where somebody will play a suspect, Witt said. They will hear shots and have to respond to them and confront that suspect. Eight hours of instruction in defensive tactics. If they get to a suspect, and this person stops shooting the deadly force situation is gone they have to be able to safely defend themselves should something occur or have to be able to safely help law enforcement detain this suspect, Witt said, adding, Also, a big part of defensive tactics are your use-of-force laws and knowing when youre hours of instruction in legal issues. Pass a psychological evaluation. Submit to and pass initial and subsequent drug screenings. Successfully complete ongoing training, weapon basis. Successfully complete at nationally recognized diversity training program. Youre going to be trained just like our deputies, Witt said. Guardians will not only be responsible for going through and passing subsequent training. They are expected to act appropriately in the role of guardian. They are subject to being removed from it at any time should they not be operating in a manner thats consistent with what were looking for, Witt said. Witt said he and BCSO Sgt. Joe Shiller were tasked with creating the training program for the Bradford guardians. They consulted with the Polk County going through the same process, Witt said. Then he and Shiller turned to members of their own Hes kind of the lead related because of his tactical background, Witt said of Mueller. Hes our SWAT commander. Hes a lawTerrell Williams and Cpl. Hannah Haas of the BCSO have also been instrumental in instructing guardians. Plus, BCSO is getting the services of Sgt. Scott Andrews of the Union We dont have a defensive tactics instructor in house, Witt door in Union County. They were very gracious and have allowed him to participate in helping us. Many others within the BCSO have assisted in tasks such as processing applications and assisting with background checks. Its been a huge team effort, Witt said. a short amount of time The instruction guardians are going through is intensive and makes for long days. They are completing everything in a threeweek period prior to the start of school. Smith said weekend training can consist of at least 12-hour days. Its a testament to the commitment of those who want to become guardians Witt said. Its not like they get four days of instruction during the week, with time at night to study, before taking a test on the material on Theyll go through a 12hour legal section and then be handed a test and be immediately Witt said. You are expected to work to retain this information. Theyre doing a phenomenal job of that so far. Those who were interested in volunteering attended an interest meeting, which detailed the amount of training, the number of hours and the various other requirements necessary to become a guardian. Several people who attended that meeting decided not to pursue the training, Witt said. The ones who stuck with the program went into it knowing that regardless of the hours they put in, if they didnt meet the established criteria to pass or if they didnt pass the psychological evaluation, they would not be This is not something where just because youre here, its going to be handed to you, Witt said. Its something thats going to be earned. Its going to be something youre going to work hard for. Witt said those going through the current training have been enthusiastic. Theyre putting in very good work right now, Witt said. Every test that has been taken to this point has been passed Church prays for the best and prepares for the worst Special to the TelegraphTimes-Monitor Most of the recent headlines about mass shootings have focused on public schools, following the tragedy at Marjorie Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. However, last November, a Texas shooting underscored another class of organizations vulnerable to violence when 26 people were killed at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. No church should assume that It will not happen here, said Bob Milner, who leads the safety team at Madison Street Baptist years have demonstrated that all churches are at risk for crimes and critical incidents, regardless of denomination or size. Bradford County very good job of retaining a lot of information that theyre being given in a very short period of time. Its all about BCSO doing what it can to better ensure the safety of students. Witt said hes glad Smith made the decision to train guardians to complement With the training these folks are receiving and having that school resource deputy in every school, I cant imagine a safer Bradford County School District foot barbed-wire fence around the place and make it look like a prison, Witt said. SCHOOL Milner, who is Starkes city manager and a former Bradford County sheriff, said the churchs pastoral staff did not walk blindly into its decision to develop a team to handle church security and safety issues. They had been discussing ideas and exchanging information for several years the current safety unit. From the parking lot to the pulpit, our goal is to help create a place where members and guests can freely worship the Lord with fellow believers, Milner said. Anyone entering a service of a very warm and welcoming environment for them and their children they should not have to give any thought as to whether they are safe or may be threatened. Training and recruiting In implementing the congregations security plan, church security training sessions. Three other members of the initial team then attended two training sessions: Church Intruder Awareness and Response and Personnel and Volunteers. Next, Milner recruited captains for four teams, one team for each week of the month. Each team captain has either a public safety or an emergency management background. The existing safety team, including the newly appointed captains, each of the four teams.
BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The vice president of Beck Automotive Group told a association about the future of driving, during its July meeting. Wayne McClain said many features of self-driving cars are already apart of todays newer models, like adaptive cruise control, automatic parking, lane-departure warning and steering assistance, blind spot detection and lidar systems. He also predicted that injuries and fatalities will be pedestrian-related. Youre not going to see fatal car crashes with cars crashing into each other, he said. Youre going to see pedestrians getting hit, bicyclists and that type of news. Great news for some people, not so great for other people. McClain said that one of the most dangerous practices on the road today: texting while driving, will be a thing of the He said that the federal government has mandated to all automobile manufactures come with technology that makes texting while driving impossible. Those that text while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash, he said. He said that back in the manufacturers were convinced that consumers didnt care about safety features. If you look now at any commercial thats going on automobile manufacturers feature safety in their commercials, he said. Its what people are interested in now, especially younger people. McClain went over some of the technologies available as options in luxury cars today that he said will be standard equipment in the future, including: Lane departure warnings: It alerts you when youre out of the lane, said McClain. We have a lot of people that buy cars and theyll bring it back after two or three days, and say, I go to change lanes, and the steering wheel just you to get back in your lane. Blind spot monitors: One of my favorites, said McClain I drove my uncles older pickup when I went to see him, and Im so used to all these gadgets that I went to get into the right lane and there was a car in the blind spot there and I pulled on over. The driver talked to me a little bit about that. Adaptive cruise control: This feature speeds the car up or slows it down to maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the ones in front of yours. If you have a newer car now, he said, if you get too close to the car in front of you, red lights will go off and itll start telling you to slow down. In a lot of Volvos, Cadillacs, Acuras, you from running into a car in front of you. Adaptive headlights. Really a great little tool, he said. If you turn a corner, the headlights kind of turn with you so you can see what youre supposed to be seeing. Traction control: Helps prevent cars from getting stuck, he said. Goes on when the wheels start to slip. When would you turn off the traction control? When youre stuck. Because if youre stuck in the mud, the traction controls trying to get you going, so its got the wheels going independently, so you want to turn it off. Tire pressure monitoring: This warns the driver when the tires are over or under government has mandated that Fatigue warnings: On the Lincolns now, McClain said, theres a little icon of a coffee cup that comes up if the car notices that your eyelids are drooping. Cadillac has that also on some of its models. Backup rear view camera: This is almost the standard now on cars, he said. This was done some years ago because a young boy was hit in a driveway and his mom and dad advocated to the government. They were the ones that got the rear camera Automatic parallel parking: If you are driving down a street and you see that open spot, you can press the button on your console, and itll back the car in there, he said. Theres a commercial on television now of a young kid thats trying to impress his girlfriends parents, and they car, but it aint him, its the car. Young driver key: Heres one for those of you who have grandkids and teenagers, McClain said. Im just using this one, but other manufacturers also have them. This one is the My Ford teenagers that has a seat belt reminder that will not let them play music if their seatbelts not on. It has a top speed indicator. You can set it for how fast you want it to go. It screens radio content and can have them tone it down. We have kids that come in after their parents have bought a car and they get the key and theyll come in to the service department and theyll miles an hour! Well just tell them to call their parents, and they say, Oh, no, dont call my parents! Great, great thing. McClain also gave the business group car buying tips. He advised the crowd to get prepared before visiting a vehicle seller, arrange for a prospective used car to a mechanic. He also advised business owners to consider leasing instead of buying for tax advantages, and he said purchasers should carefully analyze extended warranty offers before getting into such contracts. Thursday, July 12, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B rfnttrfbtnrrtf rfrnfrnr t rrnnrrrttn nnnntrrttf brtrrttttrrrrrn rrfrtrf Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANServing the area for 29 years. Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Back & Neck Pain Clinic A teams rotation is completed in one week, which consists of Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday evening. The team conducts security sweeps of all buildings during church services, locks all side entrances and posts team members in the sanctuary ready to respond as necessary. When that groups rotation is complete, team members then have the rest of the month free to worship and serve in their normal capacity while the other three teams cover the remainder of the month in one-week rotations. We also have a safety team present at any major church event, such as Vacation Bible School and the Fall Festival, Milner said. For events such as these two that draw large numbers of familiar with registered sex offenders and predators to work the event. If the church wants still more of a uniformed presence, they may also pay an off-duty Starke County deputy sheriff to cover the event or service. Protecting children While active shooters tend to get most of the headlines, Milner said, the fact is that churches are from marital disputes and child custody battles. The church has systems in place to ensure childrens safety; only authorized adults have access to them. The nursery area is monitored by closed circuit television, and childrens workers must undergo background screening. Additional security measures, undisclosed for safety reasons, are also in place for the nursery and childrens area. A motto verse for the safety team is: Be on guard for that the Holy Spirit has appointed you to as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood While we truly believe we should pray for the best, we must also prepare for the worst, Milner said. Safety team members are trained to recognize potential de-escalate crisis situations. lockouts-lockdowns and basic Although we do not like to think about the risk of violent acts or other crimes occurring within the church walls, it is something that we, as leaders, are obligated to prepare for, said Milner. Medical team being organized Several nurses, paramedics volunteering to form another safety team. That group should be in place shortly. The church already has two automated team to use but are hoping two more are soon donated. Milner said, There are no plans to phase out the safety teams but rather to strengthen and expand the training and involvement of as many members as we deem necessary to continue providing an inviting for everyone who sets foot on the campus of MSBC. CHURCH Dealer executive: The future of driving is here teenagers that has a seat belt reminder that will not let them play not on. It has a top speed indicator. You can set it to go. It screens radio content and can have them tone it down. Wayne McClain
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She moved to Keystone Heights from Jacksonville where she attended Florida Junior College and was store manager for Chevron-Texaco and Shell convenience stores until her retirement. She was a member of Hope Baptist Church in Starke. She is survived by: her husband of 17 years, Richard McRae of Keystone Heights; children, Amber McRaney of Keystone Heights, Zoey Knight of Green Cove Springs and Saul Arroyo who is serving in the United States Army in Colorado; sister, Cheryl Friend of Michigan; and seven grandchildren. There are no services scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Marlene Conaway MIDDLEBURG Marlene Conaway, 84, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018. She was born to the late Ellery and Gladys (Hicks) Sapp on July 24, 1933 in Starke. Marlene was a resident of the Middleburg area for 37 years and a member of Long Branch Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and enjoyed playing the piano. She was a in the auxiliary Gideons of Clay County. Marlene was a clerk in the Professional Library at Duval County School board and a member of the Cattlemans Association of Clay County. Marlene was preceded in death by her husband, James Conaway, and is survived by her sons, Everett (Edith) Conaway, Harry (Sharon) Conaway and Charles (Tammie) Conaway; daughter, Cindy (David) Rhoads; sister, Katrina (Gilbert) Lawson; 11 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. Services were held July 6 at Long Branch Baptist Church with her cemetery. Please sign the familys online guestbook at www.broadusraines. com. Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs. (904) 284-4000 PAID OBITUARY Carl Dickerson LAKE CITY Carl Edward Dickerson, 74, of Lake City passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Carl was born in Charlotte Court House, Virginia on Sept. 24, 1943 to the late John and Hallie Dickerson. Carl enjoyed leatherwork, gardening, dancing, and traveling. Carl especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He leaves his beloved family to cherish his memory. Carl Dickerson is survived by: his loving wife, Janie Dickerson; two sons, Jim (Tana) Godwin of Lake Butler, and Ben (Shawn) Godwin of Lake City; four daughters, Cathy (Rick) Ryan of Newberry, Karen (Stan) Tileson of Gainesville, Jami (Larry) Cochran of Lake Butler, and Pam Dickerson of Virginia; one very special niece, Gwen Allen; three brothers, Walter Dickerson, Franklin (Esther) Dickerson, and William (Agnes) Dickerson; one sister, Mabel D Allen. Carl is survived by: 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, he is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Carl was loved by many and will be missed. Lake City. A Memorial Service was held on July 11 at First Christian Church in Lake Butler. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 N Lake Ave Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386) 496-2008. PAID OBITUARY Henry Filer LAKE BUTLER Minister Henry William H.W. Filer, 74, of Lake Butler passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018. Henry was born on July 5, 1944 to the late Johnnie and Ethel Mae Filer in Alachua. At a very young age, Henry worked as a farmhand on the Whitehead familys farm. Later he gained employment with the Union County Sheriffs Department, where he worked as a chef, for more than 30 years. Even after his retirement, Henry continued to cook for the sheriffs department. He also catered events and cooked for Union County schools. He was famous for his chicken and rice. He loved to help people. Together with his beloved wife, Mama Catherine, Henry started a local food bank. He especially enjoyed spending time with his friends and his family. Henry Filer is preceded in death by: his wife, Catherine Filer; one son, Glenndale Filer. He leaves behind his loving family to cherish his memory. Filer is survived by: four sons, King Solomon (Doris) Grigger, Anthony J. (Sarah) Filer, Charlie (Kashandra) Filer, Harold Young; three daughters, Henrietta (Kenneth) Williams, Sonya Filer, Angela Filer; brothers, Napoleon Filer, David Leroy (Lillian) Filer; sisters, Catherine Mills, Geraldine Blake, Ruthie Mae Merricks, Lilllan Mitchell, Judy Anderson, Patricia Jones, Bernice Folston. He is survived by: 117 grandchildren and greatgrandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at Archer Funeral Home on Friday, July 13, from 6 pm until 8 pm. A funeral service will be on Saturday, July 14, 11:00 am at Little Rock Church in Lake Butler. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 N Lake Ave Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386) 496-2008. PAID OBITUARY Anna Galan KEYSTONE HEIGHTSAnna Iris Galan, age 80, of Keystone Heights passed away at her home Monday, July 2, 2018. She was born to Augusto and Lydia (Molina) Serrano on June 29, 1938. She resided in Keystone Heights since 1980 and was a parishioner of St. William Catholic Church. Anna had a great love of children and her daycare; owning and operating Annas Loving Care before working at Midway Learning Center until her retirement. She was a beloved, wife, mother, and grandmother. She touched many lives with her love and friendship. She enjoyed painting, good music (Elvis) laughing and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: her husband, Antonio Tony Galan, Sr.; and her daughter, Zelda Nelson. Survivors are: two daughters, Kris Patrick of Keystone Heights and Sandra (Greg) Slaughter of Palatka; three sons, Tony Galan, Jr. of King George, Virginia, Frank Galan of Keystone Heights and Danny (Cindy) Galan of Louisiana; a son in-law Gary Nelson of Great Mills, Maryland; twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren to whom she was lovingly known as Nana. A special note of appreciation to her granddaughter Molina Schebell, who years. We are forever grateful. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 14 starting at 10:00 a.m. with A Celebration of Annas Life beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel with Father Mike Williams presiding. Interment will follow at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. The family is requesting that you please dress casual using a donation to VITAS Healthcare, 7406 Fullerton Street Suite 105, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Arrangements are under the care of JonesGallagher Funeral Home, 340 E. Walker Dr. Keystone Heights. 352473-3176. www.jonesgallagherfh.com PAID OBITUARY LAWTEY Raymond Big Daddy passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Shands Regional Medical Center in Starke with his loving family by his side. He was born in Starke, Florida on Jan. 3, 1951 to the late Joe Melton Ray was a lifelong resident of Bradford County. He graduated from Bradford High School in 1971 and started his longtime career as a truck driver with the Department of Transportation. Through his career, Ray met the love of his life, Dee Sheri Padilla, and happily married her on June 10, 1989. Ray was a devoted husband and loving father to his six children. His main passion in life was his family and spoiling his grandchildren. After 33 years of dedicated service as a truck driver, Ray retired. With his free time, Ray enjoyed riding the roads with his brother, Mitchell. He also with his family at family functions. Ray was preceded in death by: his parents; his sisters, Hazel MiMi Johnson and Patsy Luke; his brothers, Acie Johnson, and Earl Luke. children, Amanda Lema (Jeffrey Deese) of Middleburg, Jessica (Jeremy) Brown of Lake Butler, Kenny DeWitt of Starke, and Cindy (Nate) Davis Juanita Willingham of Lawtey; his grandchildren, Wyatt, Bryce, Abby, Dawson, Grant, Doot, Zach, and Jeffrey; his greatgranddaughter, Brylee; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Rays Life was held on July 9 at the Archie Tanner followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery in Starke. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit www. ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Tammy Keim KEYSTONE HEIGHTSTammy Lynette Keim, 45, of Keystone Heights died Monday, July 2, 2018 at Shands Hospital in Starke unexpectedly. She was born April 29, 1973 in Gainesville and was of the Baptist faith. She was a lifelong resident of the Keystone Heights She was a wife and mother. She was preceded in death by: her mother Rosella (Dowling). She leaves behind her husband of 21 years, Robert Bob Keim; children, Justin Lee (Holly) Martin, Emily Ann Martin and Ty Robert Keim all of Keystone Heights; her father and step-mother, Albert and Addie (Melton) Pons of Melrose; siblings Teresa Peterson of Windsor, Albert Lee Pons, Jr. of High Springs, Lynn Starling of Starke and Steven Starling of Melrose; and many other family members. A memorial service was held July 11 in the Jones-Gallagher Funeral are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Barbara Kicklighter GAINESVILLEBarbara Jean Kicklighter, age 73, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 6, 2018 at Haven Hospice Custead Care Center in Orange Park. Barbara was born in Jacksonville on Jan. 27, 1945 and spent most of her adult life working in Gainesville. She worked for Pinewood Daycare and multiple area dry cleaners. She lived a quiet life and was loved by many. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Joseph Kicklighter; and father, Steve Starling. Survivors are: children, Lorraine Alexander of Maryland, Sheri Crummey of Kansas, her mother, Vivan (Tyre) Vogan, siblings, Joy and Bill Carter, Karen and Preston Sullivan and Pam and Don Hall. Also left are six grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Services were held at the Dewitt C. Jones Chapel of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home on July 8. Interment followed in Lawtey Cemetery may be made in her memory to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home 620 Nona Street, Starke. 904-9646200 www.jonesgallagherfh.com. PAID OBITUARY John Long GRAHAM John William Long, 65, of Graham, died on Monday, July 2, 2018 at the E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. He was born on May 9, 1953 in Graysville, Tennessee to the late Edgar and Ruth (Garrin) Long. He was a long-time resident of Graham and retired from the V.A. Hospital where he worked as a cardiac technician. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Starke. He was preceded in death by his son, Danny Long; parents, Edgar and Ruth (Garrin) Long; sisters, Sherry Burton and Audrey Burton; and his brother, Chris Long. Survivors include: his wife, Lyn Long of Graham; daughter, Cassie Long of Graham; sister, Becky of Starke; brother, Glenn Long; brother-in-law, Victor (Patty) Glisson of Nashville, Tennessee; and sister-in-law, Debbie (Glisson) Wales of Starke. Graveside services were held on July 5 at Santa Fe Cemetery and Funeral Home of Starke. Monte Moore HAMPTON Monte Pickle Dannell Moore, 54, of Hampton, died on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Monte was born in Dunedin on Feb. 16, 1964 to the late Alvin D. Moore, Sr. and Marian Moody Bates Moore. He was raised in Bradford County and graduated from Bradford High School in 1982. Shortly after graduation, he started working at U.S. Solar Plant as a glazer in Hampton and also worked as a train engineer at CSX until he retired due to health issues. He was preceded in death by: his parents; and his brothers, James Randall Moore and Larry Wayne Moore. He is survived by: brothers, Derrial Moore of Rising Fawn, and Barry Moore of Hampton; and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was held on July 11 at The Hampton Christian under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Victoria Therriault HAWTHORNE Victoria Marie Therriault, 67, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018. She was born Feb. 23, 1951 in Bennington, Vermont. Viki is the daughter of George and Helen Therriault. Viki is survived by: her wife, Robynn Trautmane and son, Jordan Therraut. Sisters, Edy Therriault and Denise Seavers. Mother and father, George and Helen Therriault. Viki attended a diploma school and earned her RN license and further went on to receive her masters in psychology at Saint Thomas University and a MS in nursing at UF. For which she became an advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Viki worked as an ARNP for almost thirty years. The last twenty years were spent at Lake Butler Hospital where she touched many lives. Viki was diagnosed with lung cancer two years ago. Her biggest regret was having to leave her family and friends, and the work that she loved. A celebration of life will be held on July 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Archer Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 N Lake Ave Lake Butler, Fl 32054. For more information, please call (386) 496-2008. Palatka. PAID OBITUARY
Thursday, July 12, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 5B Socials Letters Card of Thanks CRIME Happy Birthday Frank. You will be 76 on July 10. Its been 10 years since you passed on July 14. I think about you every day. The love I have for you will always be there. Your wife Caroline and Family The family of Betty J. DiPaulo would like to thank the following: to the administration and staff of Riverwood Health & Rehab, there are not enough ways to thank you for the love and caring extended to her and our family over the last 9 years. To Pastor David Johnson for the beautiful service. To a donation to the ARC, attended the service, called or gave hugs, your love was felt and so appreciated. Special thanks to our friends and family who so generously provided visits during Bills recent illness and death. Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Lovingly from the family of Bill Wilson The Tomato Lady Marie, his wife, daughters, Deborah (Donya), Rhonda OSteen (Stephan), brother, Fred Wilson, grandson, Ryan Benitez and two greatgrands, Haven and Luna Benitez. Card of Thanks Dear Editor: In 1905 a young pharmacist by the name of Jim Mitchell came to Starke from Madison with his new bride to open a drugstore. Drugstores in those days were known as a meeting place. A place for people to gather, gossip, and settle all lifes problems, especially politics. Some candidates didnt realize they were running until they went to the drugstore that day. This held true until there were no more of us and the little man was gone. Doc Mitchell died tragically in an automobile accident in 1935. His wife and daughter survived. His pharmacy partner Powell Carpenter bought the store and ran it until 1940 when he passed away from pneumonia. The store remained empty until a young pharmacist attending the University of Florida appeared. In those days rooms were rented as a source of income and with Camp Blanding and a war going on rooms were in high demand. Mr. Crews was one of those tenants and this is where he met my mother. And the rest is history. That is when I decided to have Thursday of each month to bring a little of that nostalgia back. This is also to thank the citizens of Starke and Bradford County on behalf of Doc Mitchell and my dad for the support we have received from the community through the years. living in Bradford County all because of you. Thank you and come have an ice cream sundae made the way its supposed to be! Carolyn Crews Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union The following individuals were arrested recently by local law area) counties. BRADFORD of Starke was arrested July driving with license suspended or revoked and attaching a tag nor registered to a vehicle. Somerville, SC was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Alan Eugene Crawford, arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Matthew Justin Ellis, 32, of Brooker was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for two counts of violation of probation, possession of drugs and possession of drug equipment. Christina Elizabeth Gibbs, Blanche Dironda Hayes, 43, was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Frank L. Hernandez, 39, of New Port Richey was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Gharrett Andrew Herres, 3 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. of St. Petersburg was arrested July 2 by Lawtey police for driving with license suspended or revoked. Hampton was arrested July 3 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant. Hawthorne was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Sara Jade Morton, 32, of Ocala was arrested July 2 by Starke police for possession of drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Paid $1 for 6-pack of Bud Light Colton William Poulette, 23, of West Palm Beach, was arrested July 2 by Bradford Deputy Corey Turner for The current incident is connected to a previous one which occurred on June 2. According to the arrest report, at that time Turner had responded to the MJM Food to a shoplifting incident. He made contact with Poulette, who was standing in front of the business. When Turner approached, Poulette is reported to have gotten down in his knees, put his hands behind his head and said, Take me. At that time Turner noticed a six-pack of beer sitting next to Poulette. The report states that Turner believed that Poulette had been drinking since some of the beer bottles were empty and his breath smelled of an alcoholic beverage. Poulette did not want to talk about the incident at that time, simply saying that he knew he was going to jail and just do what you need to do. He also told Turner that the bicycle he was riding had been stolen. He told Turner that what I did was foolish. He was detained and patted down for weapons while Turner investigated the incident further. Turner entered the business and contacted the complainant, who told him that Poulette had entered the business, walked to the alcohol section and picked up a six-pack of Bud Light that was worth $9.41, then approached the counter and handed her a $1 bill and told her to call the police I will be waiting outside. Two witnesses claimed to have seen Poulette throwing beer bottles outside, but Turner saw no evidence of that. The complainant was asked to sign a sworn statement and she agreed, noting that she had called the business owner after she had called the police. The owner informed Turner that he wanted to have Poulette trespassed and to press charges for the stolen beer. Poulette was placed under arrest for retail theft and searched. was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies on an outof-county warrant, violation of probation, two counts of possession of drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. of Jacksonville was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Failed to return rented merchandise Angelica M. Tower, 26, of Starke had a warrant issued fraud in connection with an investigation by Starke police. responded to Rent-A-Center in Starke in reference to failure to redeliver rental property. According to the warrant contacted a store employee who said Tower had rented a queen-size mattress and box television and was at that time 31 days past due on the rental payment. She was not answering or returning phone store representatives had tried to contact Tower at her home to retrieve the property, with negative results. sent to Tower, requesting her to return the items or to contact Rent-A-Center. The letter was delivered and signed for by Towers grandmother. A Tower for failure to redeliver leased property valued at over Samantha Wells, 21, of Jacksonville was arrested July disorderly intoxication. Starke was arrested July 4 by Bradford deputies for driving with a license suspended or revoked and possession of marijuana. UNION COUNTY Lothario Emmanuel 3 by Union deputies on a Union County warrant for possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, manufacture or distribute and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Butler was arrested July 6 by Union Deputy Robert Fipps for battery-touch or strike and disorderly intoxication. Fipps was dispatched to the Street in reference to a reported disturbance. According to the arrest report, upon arrival Fipps made contact with the victim, who was also the reporting party. The victim stated that Robinson was outside the apartment complex, yelling. She said she went outside and asked him what was going on. She said Robinson came up outside her apartment and asked her for her cell phone. She also reported that he seemed to be intoxicated. The report states that the victim said that Robinson struck her on the right wrist surgery) when she told him he could not have her phone. She added that she was attempting to call law enforcement when Robinson struck her. The victim told Fipps that Robinson was inside an apartment and when Fipps made contact with him he appeared to be intoxicated. He was arrested for battery and disorderly intoxication, handcuffed and escorted to Fipps patrol car. Robinson became belligerent and refused to comply with Fipps orders, According to a note in the arrest report, this was Robinsons third arrest in a 12-month period and the Caught with gun and drugs on DOC property of Palatka was arrested July C. Gladding for two counts of smuggling contraband into a prison, in the form of a controlled substance weapon or explosive. According to the arrest report, Gladding responded to the Regional Medical Center Work Camp in reference to assisting another agency. Upon arrival, Gladding made contact with Correctional for the DOC. Tucker advised vehicle in a parking lot on state grounds. He said the owner Smith, had been located and had given consent for the vehicle to be searched. Johnson told Gladding that, prior to the search, Smith had advised that there were a few marijuana blunt ends on console. The items were located, along with a bag of a green leady substance in the center console that Smith denied was hers. The a 9mm handgun, found with a magazine and ammunition next to it. Smith was charged based on the items found in her vehicle, placed in wrist restraints and transported to the Union County Jail without incident. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS AND LAKE REGION was arrested by Clay deputies and driving while license 36, was arrested by Clay deputies on S. Lawrence violence and driving while license suspended third or subsequent offense. William Homer Scott, 36, was arrested by Clay deputies Heights for simple battery
6 B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, July 12, 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 Serving Families in North Florida since 1973 STARKE OFFICE OPEN 8:30 to 5:00 MON-FRIHwy 301 North, Starke 904-964-2010 (Next to Best Western) The areas largest supplier of Colored GraniteWhen Quality Counts, You Can Count On UsPrimary Location in Lake City at 561 NW Hilton Ave.Member of Better Business Bureau Monument Builders of North America Florida Monument BuildersFL Lic. # F037700 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. 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Tomlinson is grateful to be alive. me, will be a win, no matter the outcome of the game, he said. Win or lose, that Friday night will become another piece of a life being re-assembled into a sense of normalcy. back to what were used to, Tomlinsons wife, April, said. Its been really thrown out of whack the last two months. Tomlinsons father, Marvin, went into cardiac arrest. He was resuscitated and diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy a thickening of the heart for the heart to pump blood. The condition is hereditary, so Tomlinson was encouraged to get tested for it. Tomlinson did have the condition and had an internal wants to be normal, he said, allows him to be just that. Its never limited me except for MRIs. I dont get to do those anymore, which doesnt hurt my feelings because Im claustrophobic, Tomlinson said with a laugh. replaced this past April. What happened afterward wasnt normal. Tomlinsons incision was taped shut, but the area began to itch. His assistant coaches noticed that he was constantly reaching up and scratching around the area, Tomlinson said. When removing the surgical tape, the entire area around the incision was red. Part of the incision was still open and oozing. That was on May 13, the Saturday before Mothers Day. Tomlinson called his cardiologist That led to Tomlinson being put on a couple of antibiotics. When his condition didnt improve, it was determined that removed. That occurred on May remained embedded in Tomlinsons heart. Still, the infection, which would only get worse, remained. Tomlinson said it was like he had the worst-ever case of He even looked gray, April Tomlinson said. You could tell he was pretty sick. Doctors thought the wire coil left behind after removal could be infected, thus preventing Tomlinson from getting better. Still, other tests were determine if the infection was from another source rather than go straight into removal of the coil, which would require openheart surgery. Tomlinson was re-admitted cardiologist told him the plan, after one last test ruled out infection from another source, was to proceed with open-heart surgery. When he and April asked when that would be, the cardiologist said the next day. You feel like the air is just knocked out of you because thats not what you want to hear, April said. You didnt have time to mentally prepare for it. Tomlinson and his wife prayed that he would not need to undergo open-heart surgery. They had others praying the same thing. Therefore, it was a little disheartening to hear that he would need to have the surgery. I kind of sat there going, Why is this happening? I just didnt understand, April said. On the morning of June 19, Tomlinson underwent surgery. His wife described the time as the longest four hours of my life. Thankfully, I had a lot of family around me, April said. with me through the surgery as It was discovered during the surgery that the embedded coil was in a position where it was blocking one of the valves of Tomlinsons heart, preventing blood from going where it needed to go. That surgery that so many prayed wouldnt happen was necessary in more ways than one. Either way, the surgery needed to happen, Tomlinson said. Gods plan was better than ours. April said, When the doctors came and told us, I was more than grateful my plans werent than ours. What if events unfolded differently? Tomlinson has thought about that. Supposed the antibiotics worked or he had never developed an infection? It wouldnt have been discovered that he had a blocked valve. Hes the great physician, Tomlinson said of God. Tomlinson feels like Gods plan is also for him to become a better person through this experience and better impact the lives of young people. I honestly believe its for me its to be able to reach the kids and help lead them show them how a Godly person is supposed to live, Tomlinson said. I feel thats what Im called to do. Of course, Tomlinsons outlet for doing that is as a coach. Now, hes working to get better so he can join his team. Once he was taken off postsurgery medication, Tomlinson said the pain was the worst hes ever experienced. Things are better now as long as he follows doctors precautions. Yawning, though, he cant help. After doing that once during the interview for this story, he said, I wish I didnt have to do that all the time because it hurts. Hes not allowed to push, pull or pick up anything during the four weeks post-surgery. He cant drive or even ride in the front seat of a vehicle right now due to what could happen in the event of an airbag deploying. When he stands up out of his recliner, he clutches the red heart pillow he was given to his chest with both hands, relying upon his abdominal muscles rather than his arms to get up. I guess probably the thing Ive had the adjust to the most is depending on April to do everything for me, Tomlinson said. She goes above and beyond. April said her husbands a good patient. Sometimes he can get needy, she said, but for the most part, hes pretty easy. Tomlinson will eventually moment). That will occur in the antibiotics regiment he is undergoing intravenously at home. Barring no further complications due to an infection, Tomlinson would like but observing while seated in his truck. The doctors have said that Now, they havent heard my plan of sitting in my truck on the track in air-conditioning. Tomlinson said he thinks he second week of practice, but said which concludes with the kickoff classic. He has given thought to not coaching anymore because of what hes gone through, but April was having none of that. She said if hes healthy enough to do it, then hes coaching. Hes hard to live with when he doesnt coach, she said. Then, looking at her husband, she said, Thats who you are. It is, Tomlinson said, but the family you see in this house thats more important to me than football. Its like I tell the players. Their families are more important than football ever will be. During his illness and recovery, it must have appeared to Tomlinson that his family has grown so much larger if you consider all the people whove prayed for him and supported him and his family in some way. Since hes been recuperating, Tomlinson has more down time, so hes been logging onto Facebook more than he normally would. What hes seen is enough to bring tears to his eyes, he admitted. Numerous posts about his condition have been shared and commented on. A campaign known as #Prayers4CoachT was circulated, as people near and far prayed for Tomlinson and his family. Lindley Adkins, one of Bradford High Schools assistant principals, told him people all over the country were praying for him. I dont know half of these people, Tomlinson said. I probably dont know a quarter of these people, but theyre all talking about me and praying for me, and theyre praying for my family. It was humbling. It was just, wow.
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Equal Housing Opportunity Call1-844-991-9814 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY As low as $15000 security deposit! 15 UCHS has top girls athletic program in Class 1A Union County High Schools volleyball team, which was the state runner-up, earned are: (front, l-r) Madelyn Kish, Madison Adams, Brooke Waters, Taylor Beatty, (back, l-r) Head Coach Jordan Windham, Shelby Spratlin, Kylie Stevens, Mackenzie Bradley, BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer For the second year in a row, Union County High Schools accomplishments in girls athletics have placed the Tigers on top of the Class 1A standings in the Florida High School Athletic Associations Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports awards. Schools earn points based upon postseason results. Union had the top girls program in 1A with 42 points, than second-place Sneads. In a small town, it goes in cycles, UCHS Athletic Director Ronny Pruitt said. Right now, our girls cycle is really strong. Weve got a lot of numbers participating right now. The bulk of the Tigers points were earned by the weightlifting and volleyball teams. Our girls weightlifting is the one that really hit it out of Grandson of Lake Region man recovers from gunshot BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Region residents Troy and Lisa Stephens experienced an ordeal few can imagine. Troys daughter Morgan had shot and killed her own 6-year-old son Jaxon and critically injured herself and her other son Joey. Troy, then the owner of Restaurant, made the 21-hour drive to Wisconsin while Lisa family business. While Troy was in Wisconsin, family members decided to take Morgan off life support after doctors advised the family that there was no chance she would survive her injuries. Physicians also told the family that the remaining survivor of the shooting: Joey had a less of survival. If he survived, doctors added, he would have no sight in his left eye. He might not be able to speak, and his memory center was destroyed. Now, three-and-a-half years later, Joey is thriving. He is undergoing speech and physical therapy and his grandmother, a retired him to read again. In May, People Magazine highlighted Joeys recovery in the story: Shot by his Mother, a Boys Brave Fight. Troy and Lisas restaurant is no more. Troy is now the pastor at The Church
the park, Pruitt said. The weightlifting team state championship. Four individual champions Godwin, Mia Jackson and Brandy McCoy made that possible. In all, the weightlifting team accounted for 24 points by factoring in its district and regional titles. The volleyball team accounted for 16 points, 12 of which were earned by Pruitt said the school has been blessed with a number of talented girls athletes, but something he believes is also factoring into the equation is the fact that weight training is a part of the schools PE classes. We have a group of girls that loves to work out, Pruitt said. Theyre not all on the weightlifting team. in the 1A standings with 46 points. The Gainesville Sun, which has devised a formula small-school and big-school programs, recently announced Union as its top small school. placed fourth in the boys standings with 19.3 points, team was the biggest reason points by winning a regional with 13 points. All but two of those were earned by the softball team, which won a regional championship and When combining boys and girls, Bradford placed points. The Bradford girls zero number after having half a point deducted due to in the boys standings with eighth in The Gainesville Suns top big-school rankings. 8 B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, July 12, 2018 Why me? Really? Who am I? It was unreal. Some of that support came from former players, including those who played for him when he was the head coach of the Lake Butler Middle School that as a coach he does have an impact on young peoples lives. I guess when youre in the middle of it, you dont realize youre making a difference, he said. Heck, sometimes I feel like Im just being mean. To have them text you and tell you how much they love you its just very humbling. April said one of her friends held a fundraiser as a way of assisting the family with its medical costs. People have cooked meals for the family and are still cooking meals she said. Weve even had people come and offer to mow the yard for us, April said. Tons of people have reached out to help in any way. Tomlinson is amazed by the support and extremely grateful. I just want to tell them all thank you, he said. They have no idea how much theyre appreciated. COACH Continued from 6B BHS to host volleyball camp July 2829 Bradford High School will host a volleyball camp, featuring Prostyle Volleyball Academy coaches, on Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29. The camp is open to rising sixth-12th-graders. Times are 6:30-9 p.m. on July 28 and 1-4 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. on July 29. Participants are asked to bring water, lunch and extra socks, shirts and shorts. The cost is $75. Please register by Tuesday, July 24, at BHS or by contacting BHS Head Coach Katie Crews at 904408-6345. KHHS girls golf meeting set for Friday, July 13 A meeting for students and their parents interested in playing for the Keystone Heights High School girls golf team will be held at the home of Head Coach Billy Jackson on Friday, July 13, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Interested students will receive vital information about the requirements to play as well as a schedule of practices and matches. Please RSVP by Monday, July 9. Call Jackson at 352-4949430. Union County High School weightlifters (l-r) Kurston Bakken, Josie Godwin, Mia Jackson and Brandy McCoy won state titles, which led to the program earning its the state, regional and district levels, the weightlifting UNION In a small town, it goes in cycles. Right now, our participating right now. UCHS AD Ronny Pruitt Heights. He is well known in the area for helping people with substance abuse problems, victims of domestic violence and those needing a helping hand. Even while he was waiting on custoners at the Frozen Pelican, Troy was engaged in couseling customers through who has a background in ministry, began mentoring Tim Carlson, who had just launched Riptide Family Church. The new congregation met in the building that used to house St. Marys Episcopal Church. accepted a position at a church in Baxley, Georgia, so Riptide. Soon thereafter, he reorganized the church, changing the name to the Church Courageous. He said that helping people BOY Troy Stephens serves a customer at his restuarant: the the most rewarding part of running the Frozen Pelican. This is my 14-foot pulpit, he said while the restaurant was still operating, pointing to the wood counter with a half-dozen bar stools lined up in front. As for Joey, Stephens calls the boy his miricle kid. He is doing things now the doctors said he would never do, said Stephens. Last week Stephens suffered another hardship, surviving a heart attack while driving a forklift. This week he was back at work.