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BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor Local author, historian and minister Bert Brooks spoke to the Union County Historical Society at their March meeting last Monday, about growing up near Dukes and his lifelong habit of collecting arrowheads. Brooks family is remembered in the county as the purchasers of the Dekle Grist Mill in 1942. His grandparents, Harley and Ella Carlton, purchased the mill for $2,700. They had borrowed the money from Clarence Roberts and the load was paid back in two years. Brooks is the son of Whit and Iris Brooks and he grew up at the intersection of Brown Still and Carl Brown roads (the still referred to being a turpentine still, not the other kind), near the Mill Pond (where he remembers watching eightto ten-foot laying on the bands in the sun) and the location of the Harmony Church. Brooks recalled an idyllic childhood, where he spent much of his time walking behind tractors and road crews barefoot, picking up arrowheads (correctly called points) and other artifacts. He also collected in stream beds and other areas, especially after a rain. Today, Brooks collection numbers somewhere between 500-700 items, including arrowheads, spearheads and scrapers. Upon meeting an archeology professor from the University of Florida, Jay Mills (the grandson of Olan Mills), and showing him his collection, Brooks said he was very surprised to learn that the items he assumed were Seminole or Cherokee in origin and not more than about 100 years old were actually from the archaic period and were about 10,000 years old. Brooks was quick to point out that he was not an authority on points, but merely an avid collector. After attending college and being ordained as a minister, Brooks traveled to Canada as a minister and spent three years home to Florida and to get away from the Canadian winters. He was in the ministry for 12 years, working as a preacher, an evangelist and a singer. I always like singing the best and ended up as the bass for a gospel quartet called the The Temple Tones, Brooks remembered with a smile. They were Pentecostals and I was the token Baptist and we all laughed about that a lot. In his career in the ministry, Brooks preached in 147 churches (including one near Bell where he served as pastor twice a month while he was still in high school). At the age of 19 he contracted to preach for a week at a month-long tent revival in New Brunswick, Canada, but ended up preaching for 30-days straight when the organizer became sick. Brooks began working on history in 1997, when he said do the job. He has written three books: Cracker: The Life and Times of Ella Carlton, about his grandparents; Views From My Rocking Chair, about his mother, and Old Oaks: The Civil War in North Florida, which covers Columbia, Bradford, Union and Baker counties. Since the death of his mother, Iris, in 2013, Brooks said he has no living family and is quick to wax nostalgic about his mother, who he said was always very supportive of him and whatever he was doing. I remember she lived to set and hold my arrowheads and look through them, Brooks said. She was a wonderful mother and a great singer as well and I am lucky to have gotten some recording of her before she passed. Brooks website is bertbrooks. com and he has several videos posted on U-Tube. His books are all out-of-print, but he has copies available. Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, March 29, 2018 105 th Year 49 th Issue 75 CENTS Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication 904-964-6305 904-964-8628 ETC for UCT 3/29/18 GCFBC to Hold Easter Egg Hunt Grace Christian Fellowship Baptist Church of Worthington Springs will be having an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31 from 2-4 p.m. There will be food, fun and fellowship. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call 386496-2859. Easter Egg Hunt at VFW Post 10082 VFW Post 10082 will hold its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31 at 11 a.m. This is open to the community and all are welcome to attend. Lunch will be served to all attending parents and children and will include hot dogs/ chips/ drink and cookies. For more information call Annie Pittman at 386-496-1140. Farm Share Distribution Set for April 14 A Farm Share food distribution event will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 9-11 a.m. at the big pavilion at Lakeside Park. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 7:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. The program is not income dependent. First come will be Womans Club to Sponsor Scholarship The Lake Butler Womans Club is offering a $500 scholarship for a female resident of Union County to attend an accredited college or university in the state of Florida. Scholarship applications may be picked up at Union County High School in the Guidance Counselors All applications should be received by or on Friday, April 27, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. For questions contact Bobby Morgan at 386-867-0781. BOCC to Hold Bid Opening April 10 The Union County Board of County Commissioners will hold a CEI, RFQ Bid Opening on April 10 at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Union County Courthouse. More Fun at the Library The Union County Public Library will be hosting Makerspace After-School third Thursday of each month. Programs will feature STEAM ( S cience, T echnology, Judge: I didnt quit Family calls Union County Times story fake news BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Union County Judge Bo Bayer disputed a news story in the Union County Times last week, labeling the article as fake news and accusing the paper of faulty research. County Judge Bo Bayer is not quitting and was never interviewed for todays article, the Bayer family said in a statement. In fact, he is retiring one week early at the end of his six-year term. He cannot run again as he will age out of the position due to Florida law. Bayer, elected to the bench in 2012, submitted a letter to Gov. Rick Scott on Feb. 26. Please accept this letter as an announcement of my retirement and my resignation from the effective December 31, 2018, the letter reads. Bayer also complained that the Times did not contact him for comment before publication of the story. Times Editor Tracy Tate said Union County Courthouse last Tuesday to interview him, but he was not in. I went upstairs and there recalled. She added that she did not attempt to reach him by phone. Bayer further asserted that the story contained an error which stated the Union County Judge seat would not be on the ballot until 2024: just before the end of the six-year term beginning in 2019. He said in a telephone interview that the judges seat will be on the ballot in 2020, not 2024 as the paper reported. A staff member from the Union County Supervisor of Bayers statement. Supervisor of Elections Debbie with a dental appointment and could not respond to questions. The staff member also said that if Bayer had not retired or resigned one week before his term would have run out, the position of Union County Judge would have been on the 2018 ballot. Bayer also said that he retired early to increase his compensation, not to arrange for his successor to be appointed rather than elected. He added that county and circuit judges are routinely appointed by the governor, due their terms. Clay Electric Cooperatives board of trustees declared a record $12 million capital credits refund for members who received service from 1988 through 2016. and member-owned status and represent each members prorata share of any margins left over at the end of the year after all expenses are paid. Capital of being served by an electric cooperative. Investor-owned electric utilities send their and municipally owned utilities for use in road-paving or similar projects. Before Clay Electrics ninemember board of trustees decided whether a refund could be made, it carefully considered a variety of data and economic conditions. Following this review, the board decided it was prudent to refund $12 million to entitled members and former members. This years refund will be the 44th consecutive time that the cooperative has refunded capital credits. Current members of the co-op who are entitled to a refund will receive a credit on their March bills. The number of capital credits bill credits scheduled for this year is approximately 133,700. The average amount of a bill credit this year is $38.66. For those entitled to a refund but who no longer receive service from Clay, a refund check will be mailed around the middle of the month. The co-op is scheduled to mail approximately 69,000 refund checks to this group. The minimum amount to be refunded by check is $10. The average check amount this year is $63.91. Former members of the cooperative who receive a refund check should cash their check within 90 days. If the check is not cashed and remains unclaimed after 90 days, a $1 maintenance fee will be assessed each month against the capital credits refund. The cooperative utilizes these margins to help lower its borrowing expenses and operational costs before returning the money to entitled members and former members. If a member or former member of the cooperative has any questions about capital credits, they should contact their district Clay Electric trustees approve record $12 million refund See ETC., 2B Local Author Speaks to UC Historical Society New State Legislation Casts Wide Net to Try and Stop School Shootings BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor The Florida legislature recently passed Public Safety Bill SB7026, otherwise known as The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, which will add many measures to current school safety protocols that may improve school safety in the state. The bill calls for establishing the Department of Education and allowing each sheriff to establish a Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program (named after the heroic assistant football coach who threw himself in front of students during the incident in Parkland), appointing certain volunteer school employees (not classroom teachers) as school guardians and to increase the number of school school or per 1,000 students. The bill also authorizes grants through the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund for student crime watch programs and the state provision of funds to help defray the cost of additional school resource health services in the schools. The bill authorizes law taking custody of a person who is considered to pose a potential danger to himself, herself or others and who has made a credible threat against another person. It also covers and ammunition can be seized or asked to be voluntarily surrendered should an arrest be made at a persons residence. The bill at least temporarily restricts or prohibits the ownership or possession of has been adjudicated mentally defective or been committed to a mental institution until special permission (relief) has been obtained. An action known as a petition for risk protection has been created in order to prevent persons who are at high risk for harming themselves or others ammunition. There are also many new regulations concerning ownership, possession, purchase, carry permits and exactly who cannot have possession of a offer means of mitigation for ownership and provision for the should requirements be met. Laws concerning the making of threats, posting them online, committing an act of terrorism in writing or transmitting them in any way have been strengthened and the bill mandates the purchase by the state of a mobile suspicious activity tool which must send law enforcement special reports about potential threats. The creation of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Commission, within the state Department of Law Enforcement is required, with numerous provisions concerning its composition and the reports it will be expected to submit to the governor. Local school boards are also faced with a number of changing requirements, many related to student discipline and safety. Students are to note referrals to mental health services on initial registration to a school and a district school board will now have the authority to refer a student to mental health services under certain circumstances. Also, to be required are a number of emergency drills to be conducted in the schools, including drills for active shooter and hostage situations. Emergency communications systems are to be tested according to a set schedule and models for emergency preparedness procedures for active shooter situations and emergency management are to be set and/or updated. School superintendents are now required to establish policies and procedures designed to prevent violence on school grounds and to designate a school safety specialist for their district, provide requirements and duties for school safety specialists and requirements related to the nowrequired school security risk assessments. Each school district is now required to establish a threat assessment team at each school within the district. These teams will be authorized to obtain certain criminal history records See LAW, 2B Argument Turns Physical, Results in Multiple Charges BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor Deondre Skykur Clayton, of Lake City was arrested by Union deputies on March 23 for felony probation violation, battery, battery by strangulation, battery on a pregnant victim, false imprisonment, evidence tampering, petit theft and resisting without violence. According to an arrest report, Union Deputy Phillip Sellers responded to a disturbance at an apartment on Main Street in Lake Butler. Upon his arrival, he approached the apartment and heard both male and female voices within. He attempted to make contact by knocking on the door but got no response. After several minutes of knocking on the front door, the victim opened the door and exited the residence, shutting the door behind her. The victim was known to the deputy and appeared to him to be visibly distraught she was crying and shaking. When asked what had happened, she told the deputy that she and her boyfriend, Clayton, who have a child in common, had been involved in an altercation at the residence. She said the altercation had turned physical, with Clayton grabbing her left arm and pulling her. She said he then punched her in the stomach and put his hands around her neck and began choking her. She informed Sellers that she was pregnant with Claytons child and that he was aware of that fact. Marks were visible on her arm and neck that were consistent with her report. Walker told Sellers that Clayton


BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor When it happens, anywhere, a school shooting dominates the news and grabs everyones attention. The psychological effect can be profound, for educators, parents and students even if they are not directly affected and may live 1,000 miles away. There is increasing evidence that the extensive media attention paid to these occurrences may actually be fueling future acts of violence and bids for media attention. While most of us see this as a relatively new phenomenon of human behavior it is not. School shootings have been around for more than 300 years. According to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, a school at an educational institution, such as a school or university, It goes on to state incidents that involve four or more deaths are also categorized as mass shootings. In the history of the United States there have been 479 school shooting, beginning in colonial America. Although the completeness of the records varies, there is concrete evidence that school shootings are not an American problem, but they occur worldwide. Over varying periods of time, 19 have occurred in Canada (1884-2016), 5 in Mexico (2011-2018), 28 in Europe (1913-2018), 4 in South America (2001-2017), 14 in Asia (1962-2014), 6 in Oceania (1923-2012) and seven in Africa (1994-2015). The United States does seem to be the place where the majority of school shootings occur. There events at schools or campuses of 2018. The U.S. does not, however, carry the title as the country in which the worst-ever school shooting occurred that dubious credit goes to the Soviet Union, where in 2006 a threeday terrorist event took place at a school in Beslan, North Ossetia (an autonomous republic in the Russian Federation), which was taken over by an Islamic militant group and over 1,100 people were taken as hostages. At the end of the three-day nightmare, 334 people (excluding terrorists) were dead, including 186 children. Many of the attacks, worldwide, have been politically, racially or even religiously motivated and in many cases the shooter has little or nothing to do with the school and has simply targeted it for some reason. A good number are also occurrences where there is a single target, often a teacher, relative or fellow student. American history happened in 1764 in Greencastle, Penn., Where one teacher and nine children were killed by American Indians during Pontiacs War. This Enoch Brown School school shooting because the all of the students were killed with hand weapons. Until the most recent violence, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida schools have been far down the list of number and severity of school shootings. In the period between 1915 and 2018 there have been 24 school shootings in the state, none of which (except the most recent) have also been with more than 4 victims killed. The majority of Florida incidents seem to involve shooters with personal reasons for their actions and most have only one or two fatalities. School shooters statistically are usually male, Caucasian (in non-college environments), live with both of their biological parents, make A and B grades in school (and often appear on the honor roll), have received psychological treatment/ evaluation, have had suicidal thoughts or actions and reported instances of depression. Most have also often exhibited violent expression through personal media. 2B Union County Times Thursday, March 29, 2018 904-964-6305 fax 904-964-8628 USPS 648-200 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Lake Butler, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: UNION COUNTY TIMES131 W. Call Street Starke, FL 32091 Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Daniel Hildebran, General Manager Editor: Tracy Lee Tate Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: John R. Tillman Typesetting: Eileen Gilmore Advertising & Newspaper Prod: Beth Tillman Bookkeeping & Classified Adverts: Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping Asst: Linda LacombeFront office Asst: Jenny Starnes Publisher: John M. Miller E ngineering, A rt and M ath) themes. Programs will run from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. each session. Adult programs are continuing in the new year, on the second Tuesday of each month. Preschool Storytime continues on Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Easter Egg-Citement will be the program on March 29. April programs will begin on April 5 with Opposed Opposites followed by Daring Dinosaurs on April 12 For more information about these programs or other offerings at the library please call 386-496-3432 or visit the librarys website at www.unioncountypubliclibrary. org. ETC. Continued from 1B under certain circumstances. Mental health services in the schools are to be increased, with the state providing much of the funds to do so. This will include the addressing of substance abuse problems, if they are found to exist. Behavioral health crises resources are to be established and available as needed by the district. Zero tolerance is the key to many of the new regulations the schools face. For some offenses, expulsion (with or without the provision of an educational alternative) will be required for more offenses, mainly ones where there is violent action or intent. Although the details are not yet clear, several measures, known collectively as school hardening are required to be put in place, with a date set for July 1 for compliance. These measures will include security fencing, the installation of steel security locks on many doors within the school (including some or all of the classrooms), bullet-proof glass in certain applications and metal detectors at all points of entry to the school. While the state is providing use in paying school resource services they are, as of yet, not telling school districts how they are to be able to afford such measures. So far, all that has been said is that the districts capital outlay funds are to be used for school hardening before any money is to be spend on maintenance or improvements. Despite the 105-page bill, there is much to still be determined how it is to be done The cost will be high and it is not expected to be completely covered by the state. Counties with a large number of schools will be hardest hit, although small counties will suffer from meeting the requirements due to having a smaller tax base and therefore less money available in their budgets. LAW Continued from 1B Many Answers Still Up in the Air About School Safety Funding BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor The mandates have arrived from Tallahassee and a contact person with the Florida Department of Education has been designated, but no one is really sure on where to go from here to meet new state requirements for keeping schools and students safe. Union County Union County Superintendent of Schools Carlton Faulk said that no one seems to know the full extent of the funding which may or will be coming from the state or the federal government. He said that, at this point, everything is still in the planning stages and even Brooke Rominik, the DOE representative now over school questions about funding or the new requirements. We had already planned to extend the fence at the elementary school for student safety, even before this new mandate had come about, Faulk said. We called Ronimik to see that would be required in the new fence and she said she did not know yet. The information seems to be just trickling in and we dont know very much concrete information about most of the requirements. Faulk did say that, to his understanding, the district would be required to increase the number of school resource now at the high school to a total Union County Sheriff Brad Whitehead was also quick to point out that not everything that communicated to him as of yet. We are still trying to determine the funding right now, Whitehead said. We are dedicated to doing everything we can and our number one priority, as it always has been, is the safety and security of our children and is already an active presence at all of our schools and we have people, in addition to the the campuses on a daily basis. We are still in the early days of planning and have not gotten any dedicated to getting done what needs to be done. USCO Captain Lynn Williams added that his agency is talking with the Florida Sheriffs other counties are doing. He of how many new hires would be necessary for security reasons, but did say it was an expensive We are talking a lot of money just for equipment, Williams car, training, uniforms, basic equipment needed by any law communication equipment and a bullet proof vest. Add to this retirement, insurance and certain liability bonds that the law requires and we could well be looking at almost $100,000 year and this isnt even a year expenses will be the worst since many of the expenditures will not need to be repeated in subsequent years, but its still a tremendous amount of money. Clay County Ken Stivers, Chief of Operations for the Clay County agency and he was quite vocal about the costs involved in meeting the new requirements. The issue is that they (law makers) have given us some money, but its not going to be nearly enough, Stivers said. We are possibly going to be a couple of million dollars short of being able to hire deputies. If we have to make that up out of our budget, obviously, we are going to have to cut some services, and if the school system has to take it out of its budget, it will have to cut some services. Currently, the CCSO has a the countys high schools, with which are not funded by the SRO program. The county has a total of 43 schools. The department requires a supervisor for every when an SRO is out sick or on leave. The SROs are assigned to stay at the schools all day and cannot leave for other calls or to transport suspects. Stivers said to hire 35 more deputies and as many as seven sergeants, one lieutenant and three relief people. Bradford County Bradford County Sheriff general lack of information as more deputies to serve as school regular duty and one to serve as relief. He agrees with Williams as to the start-up costs. The legislature has good intentions but their requirements were devised too quickly and we are looking at years of adjustments to the initial mandates, Smith said. We are not only required to have the schools, we are also required at all school functions. It is used in the schools must undergo psychological testing. This means that I will have to have most, if not all of my deputies tested so they can be used if necessary and this is in addition to the SROs. Smith said that as it stands now, even with the combined efforts of the Bradford County Police Department there are not enough law enforcement personnel to cover the county at some times. I wish the legislature had taken the time to give each county the opportunity to come up with circumstances of their particular county, Smith said. What is necessary in a large county, like Dade or Broward, is way over the top for a small, less prosperous county like Bradford or Union. Now they are even discussing private schools and their possible security needs. Private schools receive public funds through the voucher system, so many people think they should be included as well. of meeting the legislatures Not every law enforcement professional is cut-out to be an SRO, its a different world, Smith said. In addition, there applicants in any given area and there are going to be several agencies all trying to hire to meet their needs, all within the same the job. In addition, programs offering the mandated training training they require before they can start work. said the school district has said they can provide about $300,000 out of their additional state funding (they must retain a mental health services) and about $195,000 short on hiring, SROs (start-up costs plus three who must be hired by July 1, about three months before the beginning of the new budget year. doing what the legislature wants is going to hurt everywhere, Smith said. It will probably cost us our new school here in the county and who knows what else will need to be cut from everyones budgets, just to get At least we can plan for some of the expenses in the new budget year, but the two questions I have are where are we going to get the money now and who is going to fund all these mandates next year? Smith said he is on the lookout for any grants or special programs which can offer funds or training opportunities to help defray the cost of the new program. At the suggestion of the school among the schools so everyone will be familiar with each location. This Disney Program (because it mimics Disneys employee training practices) will allow for a more coordinated and does happen because everyone will know everyone elses job, Smith said. dedicated to making sure our schools and children are safe, he added. Our kids are worth it and if what is happening now is what needs to happen, then it is worth the effort and money that is it going to take. School Shootings Not a New Phenomenon, Even in Florida The jury is still out on the motivation behind a student (or students) deciding to take up arms against their school staff and classmates. The reactions in the affected communities, as well as those nearby, include fear, outrage and a determination to see that it never happens again here. In Florida, local law enforcement and school districts are facing a 105page piece of legislation designed to help prevent another incident, about who will pay for the mandated measures and how it can be done. Only time will tell if all of these measures will have the desired effect. Much may depend on mental health professionals learning the causes and how to identify future shooters and help them before they take up arms. Johns new chair of Suwannee water management district The Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board voted to appoint Virginia Johns as its new chairwoman during its March 13 Johns See JOHNS, 4B


had taken her phone away from her, so she could not call for help and that he had prevented her from answering the door when Sellers had knocked. Walker declined medical attention but told Sellers that her two children were inside the apartment during the incident, but they were unharmed. After hearing Walkers report, Sellers attempted to make contact with Clayton, who was said to still be inside the apartment. He got no response at the front door of the apartment, so he went to the rear entrance and found it unsecured. Clayton was not located inside the residence and Walker received information that he had been seen running from the rear of the residence toward Family Dollar. Sellers relayed the information to Deputy John Riggs who was on the way to assist and requested that he begin a search for Clayton. Walker was advised to remain locked in the residence until Clayton was located. Sellers and Riggs were unable to locate Clayton, but while searching behind the Family Dollar store Sellers located a cell phone under one of the stores air conditioner units. He returned with Walker that the phone was the one which Clayton had taken away from her. Walker was then provided with victims rights and domestic violence information and completed a written statement in reference to the incident. A report was made to DCF about the incident since the children were present when the violence occurred. Later, Deputy Jacob Lepanto responded to a trespassing call a witness had seen Clayton park and get out of. Walker said that Clayton had been in possession of a gun when he entered the apartment. A key to the vehicle was found in Claytons shoe when he was searched. When asked where the gun was, Clayton responded I think the glove box. When Lepanto opened the car door a .380 semi-automatic hand gun was in plain view on the console by the drivers seat. Deputies noted that due to the fact that the couple had a child in common, the case should be considered to be domestic in nature. Clayton was transported to the Union County Jail and charged with the aforementioned multiple charges. In other Union County arrests: Matthew Christopher Adams, 23, of Gainesville was arrested March 23 by Union deputies for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug equipment. Kasey R. Brooks, 21, of Gainesville was arrested March 23 by Union deputies for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug equipment. Eugene Sylvester McRae, 38, of Graham was arrested March 19 by Union deputies for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Robert Todd Sheldon, 53, of Lake Butler was arrested March 24 by Union deputies for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Deputy: Man exposed himself at busy intersection Bradford County BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A deputy arrested a Naples truck driver after a 911 caller told a dispatcher the man ran him off the road twice, then exposed himself at the intersection of U.S. 301 and S.R. 100. Zenen Jesus Estrada, 25, was arrested March 24 by Bradford deputies for indecent exposure. According to an arrest report, the caller claimed a semi-truck was travelling northbound on U.S. 301 when the caller was attempting to leave VyStar Credit Union. The victim added that the driver of the semi ran him off the road twice. The driver of the car stated that at the intersection of 301 and Joshua Hill, Zenen then jumped out of the truck and pulled his pants down, exposing his sexual organs and also pointing at them. Hill pulled over the truck and arrested the driver. Man arrested for hitting business partner with baseball bat Bradford County BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A dispute by two business partners resulted in the arrest of one after he was accused of striking his partner in the back with a baseball bat. David Earl Tingle, 44, of Starke was arrested March 21 by Bradford deputies for aggravated battery. According to an arrest report, Tingle and the victim have been working on cars together for three years. On the evening of the incident, the victim was at the defendants house washing cars, his daughter was with him. According to witnesses, the defendant became upset over a note the victim allegedly left on the windshield of the defendants argument between the defendant and his wife. According to witnesses, Tingle then retrieved a silver bat and walked to the shop. The victim said when he saw Tingle approaching with the bat, he ran, and even put an obstacle between himself and the defendant. (The victim) explained that David swung the baseball bat Justin Q. Hanson in the report. able to avoid it, but was struck the second time. The defendant gave a different version of events, telling the deputy that he and the victim got into an altercation in the garage, and then a struggle, with both of them falling to the ground According to David, (the victim) then left the property, Hanson wrote. David explained that he and (the victim) were both aggressive toward each other. David never mentioned any punching between the two. When asked, David did not admit to having a baseball bat. Child neglect charge added to reckless driving Bradford County BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A 19-year-old Hampton man was arrested for child neglect because his 16-year-old girlfriend was with him when he drove recklessly. Dakota Matthew Webb was arrested March 21 by a Bradford deputy for reckless driving, failure to register a motor vehicle and child neglect without great bodily harm. Hullender wrote in a report that a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 301 and Southwest County Road Thursday, March 29, 2019 Union County Times 3B Legals UCT Legals 3/29/18 NOTICE PROJECT: County Road 199 Widening, Milling, and Resurfacing Union County, Florida Project No.: 21200-022-01 OWNER: Union County Board of County Commissioners 15 NE 1st Street Lake Butler, Florida 32054 ENGINEER: Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc. 730 NE Waldo Road Gainesville, Florida 32641 Telephone: (352) 377-5821 bids@ 1.0 WORK DESCRIPTION The Project is located in Lake Butler, Union County, Florida. The Work is generally described as furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, tools, transportation, services, and incidentals and performing all work necessary to provide the Owner with roadway improvements to County Road 199 from State Road 16 to County Road 125, approximately 4.1 miles. The roadway improvements include widening, milling, and resurfacing the existing roadway as shown on the Drawings; performing earthwork associated with the drainage improvements; placing reinforced concrete pipe; and providing pavement striping, signage, seeding, All work shall be in accordance with the Construction Drawings, Documents. 2.0 RECEIPT OF BIDS The project will advertise on Thursday, March 22, 2018, and Thursday March 29, 2018 in the Union County Times. Bidding and Contract Documents may be examined at the Union County Board To ensure that Bidders receive to the Bidding Documents in a timely manner, it is mandatory that all bidders obtain at least one set of Bidding Documents from the Engineer to be eligible to bid on this project. Addenda will be issued via email unless the Bidder requests otherwise. Copies of the documents may be obtained at the set, payable by check only, which constitutes the cost for reproduction and handling. Checks shall be payable to the Engineer. Payment is non-refundable. Email bids@ for further details to obtain a set of Contract Documents. Bids shall be completed on the enclosed Bid Form as set forth in the Instructions to Bidders and otherwise be in compliance with the Bidding Documents. Sealed bids will be received at Union County Board located at 15 NE 1st Street, Lake Butler, Florida 32054, until 10:00 am (local time) on Friday, April 6, 2018, at which time and place all bids will be opened. Any Bids received after be considered. A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM (local time) at the Union County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room located at 55 West Main Street, Lake Butler, Florida 32054. Only prospective bidders on the Engineers plan holders list may submit a bid. with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the work associated with this project. email 3/22 2tchg 3/29-UCT 386-496-9656 620 East Main Street Lake Butler, FL 32054(Across from Subway Plaza) 18 when he saw Webbs pickup cross 301 in the eastbound lane of 18, while he was driving westbound. As I caught up to the vehicle with my emergency lights and sirens activated, the vehicle proceeded westbound failing to yield to my emergency lights Hullender wrote. As the vehicle attempted to negotiate a right turn around the curve in the area of SW CR 18 and Hampton Lake, the vehicle continued in the wrong lane, causing opposing vehicles to travel off the roadway. The lawman added that the vehicle had no license plate and he said he didnt understand why he was pulled over and he was in a hurry to get to his girlfriends house. The girlfriend was a passenger in the pickup. As I informed Dakota my Dakota stated he just purchased the vehicle a few days ago and that the alignment is off a bit, wrote Hullender. Dakota denied being all over the roadway and the vehicle. The defendant also said he had planned to register the pickup later that day. girlfriend who told Hullender that the couple had been arguing all morning and that the defendant was taking her home. (The girlfriend) stated that Dakota was all over the road and at one point, she stated she grabbed the steering wheel to get back in the proper lane, the The girlfriends mother picked up the 16-year-old at the scene. Police: Man attacks girlfriend after she wakes him Bradford County BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Police arrested a 31-year-old Starke man after he was accused of choking and punching his girlfriend. Levy Shane Green was arrested for misdemeanor battery and felony battery by strangulation. According to an arrest report, the girlfriend told arresting defendant was asleep on her couch when she woke him. (The victim) stated Green became angry and began to strangle her, wrote Jones. (The victim) began kicking him because she could not breathe. After the victim broke away and attempted to leave, the defendant punched her in the mouth and face, the victim told Jones. He then left in his pickup but was pulled over about a halfmile away. Jones reported that the victims injuries were consistent with her story, including a swollen eye, busted teeth and swollen and bleeding lips. On the right side of (her) neck, Jones wrote, there was bruising from what appeared to be caused by a thumb. about the incident, the defendant said he was sleeping when the victim woke him and struck him in the face. He added that when he attempted to grab her to calm her down, she fell and hit her face on a table in the living room. Green denied ever striking the victim. In other Bradford County arrests: Gary Allen Brock, 31, of Green Cove Springs was arrested March 26 by Bradford deputies for a probation violation. Michelle Doreen Crews, 34, of Starke was arrested March 23 by Bradford deputies for an out-ofcounty warrant. William Kent Dail, 55, of Starke was arrested March 25 by Starke police for battery. Eddie Devonl Dean, 35, of Starke was arrested March 25 by Bradford deputies for battery. Luz Elena DeJesus, 62, of Chatham Louisiana was arrested March 26 by Bradford deputies for larceny. Samuel Joseph Fisher, 37, of Starke was arrested March 24 by Bradford deputies for contempt of court. Marion Russel Gatlin, 42, was arrested March 21 by Bradford deputies for driving with a revoked or suspended license. Amanda Leigh Gay, 30, of Gainesville was arrested March 22 by Bradford deputies for an out-of-county warrant and failure to appear. Amanda Gail Godwin, 35, of Waldo was arrested March 26 by Bradford deputies for fraud, presenting proof of insurance knowing such insurance was not in force, operating a nonregistered motor vehicle and driving with a suspended or revoked license. Marie Green, 46, of Starke was arrested March 22 by Starke police for possession of cocaine. Dauviel Octavious Jackson, 20, of Hampton was arrested March 22 by Starke police for battery. Joshua William Johnson, 27, of Starke was arrested March 23 by Bradford deputies for a probation violation. Cody Lamar Masey, 19, of Starke was arrested March 24 by Bradford deputies for throwing an object into a structure or vehicle and criminal mischief with property damage. Beverly Ann Osborne, 43, of Starke was arrested March 24 by Bradford deputies for battery. David Kevin Sellers, 36, of Lawtey was arrested March 22 by Lawtey police for failure to appear. 28, of Starke was arrested March 24 by Bradford deputies for battery. Christopher Jason Sumner, 35, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 26 by Starke police for a probation violation. Late for dinner, a gunshot, jail Clay County BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A man invited to dinner by his ex-girlfriend wound up in jail after he arrived late for his date, lost his temper with the woman, and found deputies in his home from his vehicle. Christopher Michaell Darnell, 36, was arrested in Keystone Heights on March 24 by Clay from a vehicle within 1,000 feet of a person, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver and possession of drug equipment. According to an arrest report, the defendant and his girlfriend broke up about a month ago, but on March 23, she invited him over for dinner. However, Darnell arrived late, at 4 a.m. the following morning. He started arguing with her and being verbally abusive, wrote Deputy A.E. Fornash of the defendant in an arrest report. Fornash added that because Darnell had what looked like a pistol holster on his left hip, the girlfriend became concerned for her safety and asked Darnell to leave. The defendant then went to his truck that was parked in her driveway, wrote Fornash. She then heard a gunshot coming from the defendants truck. The defendant drove off yelling. Deputies later found out that Marnell was a convicted felon and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Clay County for failure to appear. While interviewing the defendant at his home, deputies found a revolver, drug equipment and a case containing crystal methamphetamine in and near the mans couch. In other Keystone Heights and Melrose-area arrests: Trisha Ann Jewell, 27, was arrested in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug equipment. Dustin Wade Wright, 30, was arrested March 25 in Keystone Heights for an out-of-county warrant.


4B Union County Times Thursday, March 29, 2018 meeting. Johns, a resident of Alachua County, replaces Don Quincey Jr. who served as chairman for nine years. She has served on the board since March 2012 after being appointed by the governor. I am very excited to chair this board, and work with the other governing board members and our district staff, said Johns. It is one of the best boards I have ever served on, and I have some Johns represents the district as an at-large member. Before her new role, Johns held the position of Secretary-Treasurer, which Schwab, of Taylor County, during the March 13 board meeting. Johns grew up recreating along the Ichetucknee River and has a great passion for the resource, the districts mission and its staff. Our staff are truly the heartbeat of the district, said Johns. I look forward to spending more time with them in my role as chairwoman. Johns is a licensed underground and excavation contractor and She has been president of John C. Hipp Construction since 1978, and has a background in agriculture and real estate rentals. The district looks forward to serving and supporting Ms. Johns in her new role as chairwoman, said Hugh Thomas, executive director for the district. Ms. Johns is an advocate for our natural resources and a great supporter of the district. We are lucky to have such phenomenal, continued leadership at the district. Johns term is set to expire in 2021. The mission of the Suwannee River Water Management District is to protect and manage water resources using sciencebased solutions to support natural systems and the needs of the public. Headquartered in Live Oak, the agency serves 15 surrounding north-central Florida counties, including Union and Bradford. JOHNS Continued from 1B Keeping Track of a Movable Holiday BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor We all celebrate quite a few holidays throughout the year and most of them are easy to remember. Ask just about anyone when Christmas is, and they will tell you December 25. Ask about Thanksgiving and they will tell you the third Thursday of November. The list goes on. When you ask someone when Easter Sunday is, however, unless it is soon to occur, you will get answers along the lines of In the Spring or Sometime in April, usually. Many people wonder at the origins of all this confusion, and the Old Farmers Almanac offers a little explanation. Easter is always on a Sunday. It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus after the Maundy Thursday (the day of the last supper), Good Friday Holy Saturday and is followed by Easter Monday. This year, Easter will be celebrated on April 1, in 2019 it will be celebrated on April 21 and in 2020 on April 12. The actual date of Easter is determined by the phase of the moon. It is celebrated in moon (called the paschal full moon) that occurs on or just after the vernal equinox (which is traditionally seen as the end of winter and the beginning of spring). The Catholic church has March 21. This means that Easter will always fall somewhere between March 22 and April 25. Some of the symbols associated with Easter include eggs (which symbolize new life), the Easter Bunny (which is derived from and Egyptian symbol of fertility), a lamb (used to symbolize Jesus) and the Easter Lily (symbolizes purity and innocence, as well as the resurrection of Jesus). Easter is a holiday of faith, but also of the promise of renewal brought by Spring. Happy Easter! Veterans to be Honored at SOE BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor Plans are underway at the Union County Supervisor of honoring the countys veterans and initiate programs which will keep a record of their service, to give everyone the freedom to vote. Supervisor of Elections Debbie Osborne is starting out the veterans project by creating a Veterans Honor Wall in the early voting room. This wall will feature photos and short biographies of Union County veterans, active, retired and deceased. I have been thinking for some time about a way to honor our county veterans because without their efforts we would not have the freedom to vote, Osborne said. I got the idea from some things other county SOEs are doing. I think the honor wall will help people remember how it is possible for them to be here and why it is important to honor our veterans. Osborne has created a form for veterans, or their family the veterans name, branch of service, service status, years of service and medal/honors awarded. She is also asking for a 5 x 7 picture of each veteran, to hang on the wall. In coming months, Osborne has plans to implement a program called Vote in Honor of a Vet, which will allow high school students, age 18 and over, to cast their vote in honor of a thanking them for their service. We can never do enough to thank and honor our veterans and what they have done, and given up, to see that we are all be free, Osborne said. Osborne FWC provides tips for living with alligators The American alligator is a conservation success story. Florida has a healthy and stable alligator population, which is estimated at 1.3 million alligators of every size. They are an important part of Floridas wetlands, but should be regarded with caution and respect. Alligators become more active and visible during spring when temperatures rise and their metabolism increases. Although serious injuries caused by alligators are rare in Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recommends taking precautions when having fun in and around the water. Alligators inhabit all 67 counties in Florida and can be found anywhere there is standing water. Reduce the chances of swimming only in designated swimming areas during daylight hours. Also keep pets on a leash and away from the water. Because alligators control their body temperature by basking in the sun, they may be easily observed. However, the FWC urges people to keep their distance if they see one. And never feed alligators because it is dangerous and illegal. The FWC places the highest priority on public safety and administers a Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program to address alligators. People concerned about an alligator should call the FWCs toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWCGATOR (392-4286). SNAP uses contracted nuisance alligator trappers throughout the state to remove alligators 4 feet in length or greater that are believed to pose a threat to people, pets or property. The FWC also works diligently to keep Floridians and visitors informed, including providing advice about Living with Alligators. Learn more about alligators at Alligator. Police clear suspicious package from Starke Walgreens A suitcase left near some propane tanks at Starkes Walgreens prompted police to evacuate the store and call in the bomb squad from the Alachua County night. Starke Police Major Barry Warren said that at 5:45, patrol units responded to the store and determined the suitcase was suspicious. store, secured the parking lot and called in the bomb squad, he said. They did exactly what they were trained to do. Warren added that the suitcase contained only a package of Sharpies. looking for the person who left the suitcase, Warren said no. Its over, he said. The suspicious package was cleared and removed. Pictured is a member of the Alachua County Sheriffs examining the suitcase. Photo: Starke Police Department. Story by Dan Hildebran, Managing Editor.


Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, March 29, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Youve probably seen the building on S.R. 100 and may even know it is the Arc of Bradford County, but do you really know what occurs there? Sherry Ruszkowski, the executive director, believes too many people dont fully understand what the Arc is. She wants to change that and extends an invitation to anyone who wants to drop by and learn more. We want to bring people in house and let them know what occurs here in this building on 100, she said. Ruszkowski said the Arcs mission is to help people with disabilities plan for their dreams and future direction. In other words, Were here to help people be all they can be. People with disabilities that are served by the Arc are called consumers. One way the Arc helps its consumers is by providing jobs. Consumers enjoy the chance to work Under the title of Sunshine Industries, a section of the facility consists of bustling, noisy activity as more than 10 consumers operate nail guns and a variety of saws in constructing wooden pallets, picnic tables and survey stakes. The Arc purchases the wood and sells the in Bradford, Alachua and St. Johns counties as well as in Jacksonville. We have plenty of orders coming in, Ruszkowski said. Weve tried to expand our customer base and will continue to do so. Ruszkowski said Sunshine Industries disproves what shes sure is a common misconception that people served by the Arc cant do such work. Shell tell anybody and, of course, welcome them to visit and see for themselves about the Visit the Arc of Bradford you might be surprised Allen Sullivan works in the woodshop at the Arc of Bradford, helping to produce pallets, picnic tables and survey stakes. See ARC, 2B


the community. Giving back and getting out Consumers love the chance to meet people and participate in community service projects. They participate in the Adopt a Highway program, removing trash and debris, ring bells for the Salvation Armys kettle drive and collect donations for the Back to School Info Fair and the Bradford Food Pantry, just to name a few activities. Many of the consumers are in the Aktion Club, a group under the umbrella of the Kiwanis Club of Starke. Therefore, they assist at Kiwanis events and help with projects such as the one where dictionaries are presented to every third-grade student in the county. Aktion Club members stick the labels on the inside covers of the dictionaries, which of the recipients. They absolutely love it, Ruszkowski said in regard to the consumers and community service. It is their way of giving back. It is their way of participating. Its their way of being part of the local community that they live in. Its not all about community service, though. Sometimes, the consumers take trips just for the sake of having something enjoyable to do. We look for those kinds of things to get them out from behind these four walls and doing things, Garvey said, adding, Just anything to keep them from stagnating. Such experiences brighten up their lives. A visit to the Arc could do the same for you. Getting reeled in Sellars actually retired from his job at the Arc, only to eventually return. He described the Arc as the best place on earth to work. That has to do with the joy that comes from interacting with the consumers. If you ever take the time to get to really know them, you are hooked, Sellars said. Its like they reel you in. Ruszkowski said she understands some peoples hesitation to be around the Arc consumers. They havent had much contact with people with disabilities, so theres always a fear of the unknown. However, consumers are people like the rest of us. Anybody that I can get to physically come and visit with us is immediately impacted, Garvey said. It doesnt take long to warm up and see that everybody that is here, whether its staff or consumers, are people. We all have gifts and talents and personalities. Yes, the consumers need assistance in certain aspects of their lives, but all of us do, Ruszkowski said. People here are not broken, she added. Were not trying to help that individual be all they can be. Dont take her word for it. Go to the Arc and see for yourself. We want people to come in, Ruszkowski said. We want people to know what we can do. Garvey said, I run into a lot of people in the community that have no idea what we do. They really underestimate the abilities of the people we serve. Its nice to get them in here. Customers of the products the Arc consumers produce are invited to a Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, April 12, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thats why I wanted to do this Customer Appreciation Day, Garvey said. I wanted our customers to see who it is thats building the projects that theyre purchasing so that they understand what a phenomenal job these guys do. If youre interested in learning more about the Arc of Bradford, drop by at 1351 S. Water St in Starke, or call 904-964-7699. 2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 29, 2018 Katelyn J. Taylor, Esq. Taylor Law Firm P.A. Family Law Attorney Divorce Child Custody Child Support Property Distribution Spousal Support Modifications of Final Judgment Relocation Paternity Domestic Violence (352) 473-8088420 S. Lawrence Blvd., Keystone Heights, Florida 32656 strenuous work the consumers do in the woodshop all day long. All of the products are manufactured by our program participants, people with disabilities, Ruszkowski said. Whats to be admired more than the physical labor theyre performing is their attitude toward work. Ruszkowski said the consumers want to do it and look forward to it. More importantly, they see it as their responsibility. Do some of them have bad days? Yeah, they do, just like the rest of us, Ruszkowski said, but for the most part, you will see smiling, happy faces and very positive attitudes about their work. Direct-care staff member Tony Sellars, who helps supervise the woodshop, said the consumers love coming to work because they love making money, but he also believes they love just being there. Basically, I think they enjoy the atmosphere of each other and all of us, Sellars said. That seems to sum up consumer Robbie Pickerings feelings. When asked what he likes most about working in the woodshop, he said, Making friends and money. He also described his fellow consumers and Arc staff members as another family. Pickering said some of the duties he performs the most are operating a chop saw and bundling wood. Operating a band saw and constructing pallets were some of the hardest things he had to learn. If he wasnt working in the woodshop, Pickering said hed just be bored at home. He hopes the experience helps prepare him to get a job outside of the Arc. Hed like to work at Walmart. Ruszkowski said thats part of the mission as well helping consumers who are able to do so be able to integrate into a job outside of the Arc. Thats part of what were here to do, to make sure they understand the importance of good work habits and good work skills, Ruszkowski said. Jobs at the Arc consist of more than working in the woodshop. Robin Garvey, who is the Arcs operations manager, said some consumers, through a contract with Southeastern Paper Group, sort bags that are delivered to the Arc in bulk. We count them, stack them into piles of either 50 or 100, depending on the bag type, band them and then ship them back, Garvey said. Southeastern Paper also sends boxes of various sizes that consumers sort and fold. Also, the Arc of Bradford the Arc of Alachua County. Arc of Alachua has a contract with a company to sort hangers. What that organization cant handle is sent to the Arc of Bradford. Garvey said consumers decide whether or not they want to work. More often than not, when they are asked at the start of every day if they feel like working, they It is not a have-to, Garvey said, but I have seldom had any of them turn me down. Meaningful activity, quality of life Not all Arc consumers choose to work. Some arent capable of working. That doesnt mean they spend their days doing nothing. We have a lot of seniors in our program that dont want to work, and thats OK, Ruszkowski said. That doesnt mean they have to sit at home without something to do. Consumers can take part in such activities as arts and crafts and play games and puzzles. Just something to keep them engaged, Garvey said. Ruszkowski said Arc organizations have helped improve consumers quality of life, whether its giving them work to do or just having them participate in activities. When people with certain disabilities theyd live to be about 35, Ruszkowski said. Today, the Arc of Bradford is serving consumers that are in their 70s and 80s and active and vibrant, Ruszkowski said. Aside from offering consumers a place to go to for work and activities, the Arc of Bradford also operates three group homes that provide around-the-clock care every day of the year. Each home has no more than six people. Were there to take care of their daily living needs and to make sure theyre healthy and that theyre well cared for, Ruszkowski said. The Arc provides transportation for all of its consumers, whether its taking them to and from the main building for work or activities or meeting the medical needs for group home residents. That component transportation is vital to what we do here, Ruszkowski said. There are a few people here who do drive themselves they drive themselves to work but that is not the case for the majority. They rely on transportation to get here and home to do whatever we need to do with them. Sometimes, transportation is for taking the consumers out into ARC Continued from 1B Chris Miller is covered in sawdust and working in a noisy environment, but his smile tells you hes enjoying the experience. Arthur Sinabian grabs a piece of wood to work with. Arthur Sinabian (left) works in the woodshop as James Dyla, a member of the direct-care staff, looks on. Consumer James Searcy (left) shares a laugh with Executive Director Sherry Ruszkowski. Mikey Deyot folds boxes as part of a contracted job with Southeastern Paper Group. Norman Dixon sorts and folds boxes, part of a contracted job with Southeastern Paper Group that also involves sorting paper bags.


Boots and Bangles fundraiser set for April 26 The Bradford County Education Foundation is hosting its annual Boots and Bangles on Thursday, April 26, at the National Guard armory on Edwards Road in Starke. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner scheduled to be served at 6:30 p.m. Bradford Middle Schools jazz band will provide entertainment, while school employees and community members will battle each other in a game of Minute to Win It. The event will also feature a cake auction. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from any education foundation member. You may also contact Cheryl Canova at the Santa Fe College Andrews Center or Vorease Jones at Capital City Bank in Starke for tickets or more information. Public invited to BHS new science lab The public is invited to visit the new science lab at Bradford High School following the Monday, April 9, Bradford County School Board meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided by the Bradford County Education Foundation. Col. Samuel Elbert DAR meeting set for April 2 The Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its regular meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 2, at IHOP in Starke. Anne Smoak will be the hostess. Her program will be on Florida in the early 20th century. Do you have a Revolutionary Warera Patriot in your family tree? If you with DARs amazing genealogical resources. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence between April 19, 1775, and Nov. 26, 1783, is eligible for membership in DAR. 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Commemorative Festival T-Shirts $15Sponsored by: North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce Bradford County Tourism Development Council City of Starke Tobacco Free Partnership of Bradford County BradfordCountyStrawberryFestival.comOn Call Street between 301 & Water Street 904-964-5278 20th Annual Bradford CountyFREE ADMISSION NO PARKING FEES ATM PET FRIENDLY FAMILY FUN ALL DAY!Sponsored by: Law Offices of Ron Sholes Look for us on Facebook: Bradford County Strawberry Festival by Henry Hodges Lawtey, FL by Henry Hodges Lawtey, FL Rising country star to perform in Waldo BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The nephew of two former Bradford County educators will be performing at the Dixieland Music Park in Waldo this weekend. Eli Mosley is the nephew Mike was the band director at both Bradford Middle School and Bradford High School for eighteen years. Debbie was the Starke Elementary School music director for most of those years. She also taught fourth grade. Following in their footsteps, Mosley has chosen a career in music. The Bartow native is a Marine Corps veteran and received his college education at Southeastern University in Lakeland, earning a degree in music business. Mosley said he gets inspiration from traditional country artists such as George Strait, Brad Paisley, and Brooks and Dunn. He not only writes and sings his own original work, but also covers country favorites such as Check Yes or No by George Strait and Boot Scoot Boogie by Brooks and Dunn. Mosley and released his second album in April 2017: Come Along with Me. Throughout the past year, he has performed at such events as Party in the Pines with headliners Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Josh Turner and the Orlando Veterans Day Stars and Stripes event with headliners Joe Nichols and Tyler Farr. Additionally, other venues have been the Dade City Florida Kumquat Festival, the Fort Worth Texas Mayfest, the Highlands North Carolina Village Square Festival, the Bartow Independence Day festivities, the Florida Strawberry Festival, the LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival and the West Palm Beach Clematis by Night event. The Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City is special to Mosley. It was there, while watching Tracy Byrd perform in 1996 that Mosley, then six-years-old, decided he wanted to become a musician. Twenty-one years later, Byrd was back on the Strawberry Festival stage, and so was Mosely. Mosleys show in Waldo starts at 6:30 p.m., Saturday night. Mosley BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Brandi Noegel, like most people who give of their time for the betterment of their communities, prefers to avoid the spotlight, but Santa Fe College has tabbed her as one whos worthy to step out front and receive accolades. Noegel is one of four women to be named a Woman of Distinction, an annual honor the college bestows upon women in Bradford and Alachua Counties in recognition of Womens History Month. She, fellow Bradford County resident Beverly Hardy, Bradford County native Stacy Scott and Alachua County resident Patsy Blount will be honored, along with Women of Promise (ages 1621) Grace Johns, a Bradford High School senior, and Victoria Maggard, at a Tuesday, March 27, luncheon at the Hilton UF Conference Center. When (Santa Fe College President) Jackson Sasser called me, and he told me that I had been awarded it, I said, Oh, I dont know if I want to accept it or not. There are so many other women that could qualify for this because there are so many wonderful women here in Starke who volunteer and do so many different things, Noegel said. Noegel, who serves on the Santa Fe College Foundation board of directors, was once on the other end as a member of the Woman of Distinction selection committee. I never planned on being a Woman of Distinction myself. When youre on the committee, you dont have to worry about that, she said with a laugh. Being named a Woman of Distinction wasnt something Noegel immediately told everybody about. In fact, Altrusa International of Starke members were unaware they had two Women of Distinction in their membership. They recognized Hardy at one of their meetings, with Hardy then having to tell the club Noegel also received the honor. I hadnt told anybody, Noegel said, adding, I like to be in the background, get things done and move on. Getting things done Noegel, who is the president of Noegels Auto Sales, taking control of the business following her husband, Larrys, death in 2008, is not only involved with Altrusa and the Santa Fe College Foundation. Shes in the Starke Rotary Club, serves on the board of Supporters of Sheltered Animals of Starke and is involved with the Eugene L. Matthews Bradford County Historical Museum. Noegel was instrumental in bringing Teen Court to Bradford County, as well as helping Make A Difference Day become an event locally. When she was on the CareerSource North Central Florida board of directors, the organization received an almost $12 million federal grant to help the unemployed. Noegel supports Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches and has donated vehicles to that organization in the past. She also once donated a couple of vehicles to Bradford High School to reward student achievement and supports 4-H and such programs as Shop With a Cop and College for Kids. I just do it because I want to do good things for the community, Noegel said. Her community involvement got its start when she began volunteering at the schools her daughter, Ashley, attended. I think once my daughter started going to school, I just found that it was real important to volunteer so you would know what was going on in the school, Noegel said. The schools really appreciated it, having the parents volunteer. Noegel has received accolades in the auto industry, such as being named a Quality Dealer in 2012 by the Florida Independent Automobile Dealers Association. She is currently that organizations regional vice president and has held all of its leadership positions. She was the second woman to serve as its president. Santa Fe is special As mentioned earlier, Noegel already has a relationship with Santa Fe College as a foundation board member. The foundations mission is to inspire, cultivate and assist private donors to enrich students and the community through scholarships, program enhancements and facilities support. Noegel has helped the Altrusa and Rotary clubs raise money to endow scholarships and established a scholarship herself in 2008 in her husbands name. Like her, Larry served on the foundation board. The college is very important to me, Noegel said. The scholarships are important to see students who cant afford to go get the scholarships so they can go and get a higher education. Noegel, who remembers touring the old Bradford County courthouse prior to its transformation into the Andrews Center, likes the fact Santa Fe has a local presence. I thought it would be great to have something here, and I have taken many classes there myself, she said. I took Spanish, I took accounting and I took computer classes just to keep up with things because you need to continue your education, even after school, because things change so much. If youre going are so many things you need to update. A special group As a Woman of Distinction, Noegel said she joins some women whove done so many wonderful things. All the women that were awarded this year are just really great women, she said. Noegel is happy to see Blount get honored this year as well, saying, I know Patsy real well. I love Patsy. Her husband and my husband were real good friends. Like Noegel, Blount didnt spread the word about receiving the honor. Shes kind of shy, too, like me, Noegel said. We were talking. She said, I didnt tell anybody. My friends saw it in the paper. I said, I hate to say the same thing, Patsy, but I didnt tell anybody either until it was announced. Noegel looks at Blount and Hardy two women she knows well and the women whove been named Woman of Distinction in the past and sees a lot of accomplishments. She is honored to be among their company. For those women whove received it, Im just happy for them because they were deserving of the award, Noegel said. Im happy to be with the group now. Even if it meant stepping out of the shadows for a little while. Into the spotlight: Noegel honored as Woman of Distinction Brandi Noegel is one of Santa Fe Colleges Women of Distinction for 2018. aShe joins Beverly Hardy, Stacy Scott and Pasty Blount. Photo by Matt Stamey, Santa Fe College.


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Obituaries Henry Brunson MELROSEHenry Alvin Al Brunson, age 83, of Melrose passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 in Gainesville following an extended illness. He was born Sept. 2, 1934 in Savannah, Georgia to the late Grover and Rosa Lee (Howze) Brunson. Mr. Brunson retired from the United States Air Force following 28 years plus of dedicated service, which included his time as a drill instructor at Lackland AFB, as well as a top Medical Recruiter based in Gainesville covering the entire southeast United States. Al also served as Keystone Airport Manager for ten years. Al enjoyed riding his motorcycles throughout the southeast U.S. whenever the mood hit, as well as spending quality time with his friends and family. In his spare time he would piddle around always lending a helping hand to others in need. Al also enjoyed growing fruit trees, and was very proud of his blueberry bushes. His lifelong interest in genealogy had him tracing his family roots back to the 1700s. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Carol, as well as his brother Leslie Brunson. Survivors include: Als Angels, Tracy G, Traci, Thurmette and Heather; three daughters, Lisa (Scott) Darnall of Adkins, Texas, Karen (Bill) Pruss of Melrose and Barbara Campbell (Ken Miller) of Wesley Chapel and a brother Lee (Martha) Feller of Mechanicsville, Virginia. He was known as Grandpa Al to six grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. Also left behind are several nieces and many additional family members and friends. Funeral services for Al will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 31 in the Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends beginning at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Jones Cemetery in Callahan. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the home of Dave and Dana Todd. be made in his name to Lake Area Ministries, P.O. Box 1385, Keystone Heights, FL 32656. Arrangements are under the care of JonesGallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. 352-473-3176. www. PAID OBITUARY Annie CovinJones LAKE BUTLERMrs. Annie J. Covin-Jones was born June 28, 1945, in Lake Butler. Parents, Elder Ruben Williams and Missionary Almetha Williams preceded her in death. She departed from this life on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. She was gifted early in life with singing and playing the piano, a gift she used widely to glorify God in many places. A member of Friendly Church of God in Christ, she served dutifully in various capacities. Mother Covin enjoyed her profession as a registered nurse, retiring from Charlie Norwood Uptown VA Hospital, Augusta, Georgia, in 2014. Sons, James F. Graham, Jr., Daniel A. John; and brothers, Leon and Billy Williams, also precede her in death. Her memory will forever be cherished by: husband, Rev. Willie Jones; daughters, Tamica Graham, Charlotte Howard; grandchildren, Timothy Howard, William Howard; step-son, Tony Jones; brothers, James (Crecy) Williams, Juroy (Darlene) Williams, Buck (Betty) Ruben (Geraldine) Williams, Jr., Angelo (Patti) Williams, Eamuel (Emory) Williams, Bishop Borie (Nancy) Hudson, Jonathan (Venice) Williams; sisters, Annie Lee Everett, Freida Timmons, Mae Watson, Patricia Hampton and Lora (Jeff) Rivers; hosts of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held March 17, in Augusta, Georgia. Interment was on March 21, at St. John Baptist Church Cemetery, Providence. Local arrangements under the direction of Combs Funeral Home, Lake City. (386) 752-4366, The Caring Professionals PAID OBITUARY Jacqueline Dickinson LAWTEYJacqueline Jacky Dickinson, age 59, of Lawtey passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Massachusetts on Jan. 30, 1959 to the late Paulin Bukowski and Peggy Gabree Bukowski. Jacky was School. She relocated to Bradford County where she met the love of her life, Donald Dickinson. Donald and Jacky were happily married on July 18, 1997 and have enjoyed 21 years together. Jacky enjoyed her longtime career at the Department of She retired from the New River Correctional Institution in 2008 after serving 31 years. Jacky also enjoyed being outdoors, riding her motorcycle with her husband, riding her Big Red tractor, and quilting. She was an avid Jacksonville Jaguar fan and a proud member of the was known for her kindness as she was always loving and caring to others. More than anything, Jacky loved her family and was an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and her furry babies. Jacky was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, William Bukowski. Jacky is survived by: her loving husband of 21 years, Donald Ray Dickinson of Lawtey; her children, Jessica (Steven) Drawdy of Worthington Springs, Clinton (Tesha) Johnson of Middleburg, and Elizabeth Johnson of High Springs; her brothers, Richard Bukowski of Massachusetts and Michael Bukowski of Pennsylvania: her sisters, Karin Porter of Mississippi, Kate OBrien of Massachusetts, and Michelle Griggs of California; her grandchildren, Quay Drawdy, Avery Drawdy, Quinton Patterson, Aiden Johnson, Quayde Page, Qullen Page, and Emerie Johnson. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, March 30 at Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel from 7:00 pm. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices. com to sign the familys guest book. 904-964-5757. PAID OBITUARY Bonnie Doughman STARKE Bonnie E. Doughman, 77, of Starke died on Monday, March 12, 2018 at her residence. She was born on Oct. 4, 1940 in Baldwin to the late James Robert Rabbit Haisten and Gertrude (Wilkerson) Haisten. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Doughman; and grandson, James Lewis Scooter Smith. She is survived by: daughters, Elaine A. Doughman, Bobbie B.J. Doughman (Stacey Santee), Venus Marie Keplar, all of Starke; siblings, Bobby Haisten and Cynthia C. Allen, both of Starke. Also left are grandchildren. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. John Dowling ORANGE PARKJohn Big Daddy Dowling went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in Orange Park. John was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on June 20, 1939. From there his family quickly settled to Wilmington, North Carolina. John graduated from New Hanover High School and went on to join the United States Air Force at the age of 20. After basic training he drew several assignments and eventually settled in Oklahoma in 1961. In 1961 he married Linda Kay Davis of Santa Fe, who has always been the love of his life. Kay while stationed in Oklahoma. Their second daughter Cynthia Ann came along during an assignment in Turkey. From Turkey they were then reassigned to Biloxi, Mississippi. While stationed in Biloxi, John put in for a possible assignment in Washington D.C. He was then selected for an assignment with the White House Communication Agency (WHCA). He remained there for nine years, traveling on many communication assignments in support of the President and Vice President of the United States. He retired from the Air Force on Sept. 28, 1978 as a Senior Master Sergeant. John immediately took a job with Motorola C&E Inc, Utility Sales Force and moved to Orange Park. After ten years with Motorola he was selected to be a member of The Galvin Masters Fraternal Sales Organization. In December 1998 after 20 years John retired from Motorola. John was a good friend to all and will be sorely missed. During their retirement years, John and Linda traveled extensively across the United States, cruised throughout the Caribbean and made many trips to many years with Jack Holder, Lindas stepfather. He also discovered the joys of being a grandfather to his three grandchildren with whom he loved dearly. John is survived by: his wife, Linda Dowling; children, Donna Powell, Cynthia Dowling; grandchildren, Christopher (Michelle) Dowling, Tucker, Harper and Sawyer John, Fallon Raeffer (Ryan) Kaleb, Brooke, Jayden and Addison, Chelsea (Ryan) Nelson, Emma Raye and Lincoln. The family be made to the Haven Hospice of Orange Park. Services for Mr. Dowling were held March 26 at North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at 11:30 a.m., the family received friends one hour prior to the service at 10:30 a.m. The address to the church is 25330 Northwest County Road 239, Alachua. All arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home. 386-496-2008. PAID OBITUARY Billy Foister LAKE BUTLER Billy Ray Foister, 77, of Lake Butler, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at North Florida Regional Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Foister was born in Monticello, Kentucky and has resided in Lake Butler for over 51 years. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelors degree in Education. Mr. Foister was lifelong educator. He was a teacher, a basketball coach, and then served as Principal at both Lake Butler Elementary School and Union County High School. He retired in 1994 as Assistant Superintendent of the Union County School District. He was actively involved in the Lake Butler Rotary Club and the Florida Gateway College Foundation Board. He is a past president of the Ocean Villas Condominium Association in St. Augustine. Mr. Foister was an active member of the First Christian Church of Lake Butler. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Howard and Mildred Foister of Monticello, Kentucky, and his beloved wife of 38 years, B. J. Foister. Mr. Foister is survived by: his two daughters, Allyson Foister (Owen) Beatty of Lake Butler with granddaughters, Taylor and Maegan and Angie Foister Hingson of Lake City, with granddaughter, Ellie and grandson, Drew. Services were held on March 23 at the First Christian Church of Lake may be made to the Florida Gateway College Foundation General Scholarship Fund or the First Christian Church general fund. PAID OBITUARY Vera Garrison STARKE Vera Elouise Garrison, 86, of Starke, Florida died Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Riverwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Starke. She was born Oct. 3, 1931 in Jacksonville to the late Forrest Davidson and Julia Williams Davidson. She moved to Bradford County in 1975 and was a member of Morgan Road Baptist Church. She is predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Joseph Pop E. Garrison; son, Joseph D. Joey Garrison; and daughter, Pamela Sue Evans. She is survived by: sons, David Eugene Gene Garrison, Gary Lee Garrison, and Mark Garrison; brother, David Davidson; sisters, Blanche Gleaton, Sue Baldwin, and Edie Douberly; 10 grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; 10 great greatgrandchildren. A celebration of life service was held on March 22 at Dyal Cemetery with Pastor Al Paulson Sr. the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Joseph Lee, Sr. LAKE BUTLER Joseph Benjamin Benny Lee, Sr., 74 years old, of Lake Butler went to be with Jesus on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Benny was born in Waycross, Georgia on Aug. 30, 1943. Benny was married to his high school sweetheart, Gail Lennon for 56 years. They have four children, Joseph Jr. (Barbara), Ted (Jeanie), Mark, Lisa (Randy); eight grandchildren, Megan, David (Miranda), Melody (Jesse), Kathryn (John), Eric (CeCe), Alee (Tyler), Erica, Miranda (Jordan); and six amazing great-grandchildren, Gracie, Easton, Charlee, Roman, Trenton, and Parker whom he Patricia (Walter), Carolyn, Linda, Charlene (Al) and Donna; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Melba, his dad, Burnis, and brother, Randy. Bennys life was largely spent in dedication to his family. He was devoted in unconditional love to each of them. He will be profoundly missed by his family and friends. Benny worked with lumber yards building trusses and leading up to retirement he painted houses. His pastime was NASCAR racing. Cancer won the battle with his body, but Glory to God, not his soul. Benny was a gentle giant. He was the best PaPa, daddy, and husband. Never complained and loved to help anyone in need. May his soul rejoice in the eternal peace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. PAID OBITUARY Edward Roberts LAWTEY Edward Roberts, age 81, gained his wings, with his family by his side on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. He was born in Strunk, Kentucky on June 6, 1936 to Stewart and Flora Roberts and was the youngest of two children. Ed grew up in Miami, where he attended school. He had various trades such as, plumbing with Normans Plumbing, hauling produce cross country, milkman, original owner of the Slab Fish Camp and he retired as a plumbing vocational instructor with the State of Florida. He he loved spending time with his family. He had many friends and would help anyone in need. years ago, and had sons. Dusty, Timmy, Dennis, Randy, Bobby and raised their grandson Bobby Jr. He had thirteen grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, and three of his sons, Dusty, Timmy and Dennis. His memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Baptist Church family requests that you make a donation to the youth group at Evergreen Baptist. PAID OBITUARY


which will be held Friday, April 6, at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach. He had a 465 bench press and a 300 clean and jerk for a 765 total. I wasnt surprised by Jakobs performance because I see the work he puts in on a daily basis, Bradford coach Caleb Dukes said. Jakob is very selfmotivated, which sets him apart from most other kids, and is very coach-able. He told me he was feeling good before the meet during warm ups, so I was expecting a big day from him. I know how bad he wanted to win regionals, and he put on a show. last year, was the runner-up in the 169 class. He had a 335 bench press and a 295 clean and jerk for a 630 total. Tyric Oliver had a 440 total (225 bench press, 215 clean and class, while Jordan Biscuit was fourth in the unlimited class with a 725 total (380, 345). Luke actually tied Union Countys Agelu Nunu for third, but Nunu was awarded third outright due to the weigh-in tiebreaker. Taro Ward earned a fourthwith a 560 total (310, 250), while Maurice Hewitt and Ian McGowan each placed sixth. Hewitt had a 280 total (155, 125) in the 119 class, while McGowan had a 405 total (200, 205) in the 154 class. The seven lifters efforts helped Bradford place third in the team standings, just three points behind runner-up Suwannee. More lifters will probably join Alvarez at state. A total of 12 ateach weight class by comparing all of the secondthrough sixthplace totals recorded at the regional meets. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer All seven Bradford High School boys weightlifters placed, with Jakob Alvarez winning the unlimited class at were held March 24 at Baker County High School. Alvarez, who was a state runner-up last year, punched his Thursday, March 29, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 5B Letters Card of Thanks 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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A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at AMVETS Post 86, 6685 Brooklyn Bay Road, Keystone Heights. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Betty Wyatt STARKEBetty Lois Wyatt, age 68, of Starke formerly of Jacksonville passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 at Windsor Health & Rehabilitation Center in Starke. Mrs. Wyatt was born on Sept. 18, 1949 in Montgomery, Alabama to the late Carlos Dalton and Annie Lois (Nelson) Batson and was a resident of Starke for 14 years. Betty was a Baptist and prior to retirement, was an Ombudsman Military Wife with the United States Navy and was the owner/operator of Ms. Bees Day Care at Mayport Naval Station in cooking, playing cards, attending yard sales, and sewing. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her siblings, Dalton Batson, Jr., Mary Ellen Bennett, Ann Herrin; and her granddaughter, Casey King. Survivors are: her husband of thirty-four years, Brian William Wyatt of Starke; daughter, Tammy King of Starke; brother, Charles Buddy Batson, of Alma, Georgia; and her sister, Mary Lois Crews of Jacksonville. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brandi Nicole King, and Donald Donnie King, III; greatgrandchildren, Hunter Hunter Man King, Colby Pooky King, Mason King, Kyra King, Amaya King, and Alyse King. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 29 in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel from 57:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 30, at the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel with interment following at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. 904-964-6200. PAID OBITUARY Thankful for the Whole Wide World (& Starke) Dear Editor: Ms. Warren for reading my initial letter to the editor. When prompted to write the letter, I poured my heart into it and audience. Unfortunately, I feel like Ms. Warren might have perceived the letter as a personal attack or an attack on Starke. The letter was not intended to preach to the choir and certainly not intended to corner a choir member in such a way that she needed to restate every good deed she had ever done for the community. The letter was instead intended to spark constructive conversation about issues that have existed in Starke longer than Ms. Warren has been a Starkette or I have been an earthling. Throwing money and time at situations does not solve issues left long unaddressed that cause problems to continue to snowball from generation to generation. These issues poor infrastructure, poverty, unemployment, racism, narrow mindedness, teen pregnancy, alcohol and substance abuse to name a few--stem from a failure to open our hearts and minds and lend our ears to people who can help us address the issues and ultimately solve the problems. These solutions may come from individuals and/or organizations that may be different than those from around here; they may very well come from those considered outsiders who have already experienced the same issues and already solved the same problems. I, too, want Starke to be a great place but know that if we dont remove stumbling blocks to progress, we will ultimately dry up and blow away. Change can be good. If we are not moving forward, we are rolling backward. Fear paralyzes, and Starke fears change! We are reminded more than 365 times in the Bible to fear not. (Thats a reminder for each day of the year.) We must embrace constructive change while rejecting destructive change, but nevertheless, we must change! I know Ms. Warren will agree that there is always room for improvement. Lets ALL work toward making Starke the best it can be for generations to come! Still hopeful, Kim Lawson Box Clay schools must be brought to heel Dear Editor: Ive read in recent local papers about students threatening to shoot up schools. These young people swamped in nihilism (or threaten to), especially if it means going out with a wellpublicized bang. Give em some PRESS, baby. Also, a consistent thread running through mass shootings is the use of antidepressants and other drugs that cause psychotic breakdowns. Id be curious to know if drugs were involved in any local threats, or if these students simply wanted to cause a stir. Regardless, it shows that Clay County is not exempt from the degeneracy of our age. The shadow of purposelessness and hedonism shrouds the school hallways as much as the marijuana smoke does, and without vision or virtue, it will set in for total decay. Even if you take the guns, the sickness remains. The Clay school system still rides on a reputation for excellence, but that is simply no longer the case. It cant be. Teachers and other staff get up in school board meetings and whine about salaries, hot school buses, hot classrooms, insurance costs, and also promote transgenderism as a viable option for gradeschoolers. Theyve also revealed that there are queers in the classrooms right now teaching your children. Never mind the cronyism going on within the administration that uses the public budget as a loot chest. Stop getting played like a punk. Now, I can rail and rail against the useless people running the schools and the dykes running the unions, but plenty of you will get caught up in the theatrics and rhetoric of the upcoming election for school board. Youd be crazy to consider for even one second that these people will help improve education for your children. Or even provide anything at all but weak, corporate, platitudinous, global multiculturalism and that goes for any politician out to con suckers this year. When a superintendent or an administrator publishes some slick piece of garbage for you, the parent, to read or hear, he will often refer to you as a stakeholder. Well the stakes Fixing the schools will require strength, will, and action. Behind each of these shooters and those threatening to shoot is a parent without a clue. Get a clue and get fanatical about the future for your children. What could possibly be more important? If your child spends most of his or her time in front of a screen, he or she is almost assuredly mentally unhealthy in some way (not to mention physically as well). The only question is the severity. Contact lists, endless images, videos, and chat boxes are all vicarious surrogates for meaningful experiences. When you combine these dramatic, virtual worlds with subsequent peer pressure and drugs (prescribed or otherwise), you end up with a distraught young person who is experiencing a false world meant to enthrall him. Social media systems admittedly use Pavlovian feedback systems against human insecurities to enforce this paradigm. Strive to be role models; strive for strength and virtue. Bend the school system to your will not with votes and bureaucracy, but with foaming mobsor break it trying. If the schools are betraying your values and your trust, then the whole thing is illegitimate and must be brought to heel. When the progeny who make it through and manage to avoid becoming brain-dead grey blobs look back on these grim seasons, how will they view your legacy? Will they see a couch potatoa veritable satellite spud nugget fusing to the furniture bathed in blue light being dictated to by effeminate squinters and puckerers? Or will they see a hardcore exemplar and gush with ancestral pride? Choice is yours. Sincerely, Jaymes Neal Strickland Thank you for your kind expressions of sympathy. Our family deeply and sincerely appreciates your thoughts and prayers. The Family of Mary Yvonne Brown Alvarez wins Region 1-1A title for BHS Bradfords Jakob Alvarez won the Region 1-1A championship in the unlimited class to UCHS baseball team drops 1-run district game BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer A two-RBI single by Crescent Citys Wes Owens in the bottom of the third proved to be the difference in the Union County High School baseball teams 3-2 District 6-1A loss to the host Raiders on March 23. Tripp Davis had an RBI, but the Tigers (7-5) were limited to four hits in falling to 1-2 in the district. Union entered the game off a 15-7 loss to visiting Hamilton County on March 21. Davis drove in two runs a single to pull the Tigers to within 8-7, but the Trojans scored seven runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Whip Davis went 2-for-3 with three RBI, while Braxton Dukes and Skyler Shatto each had one RBI. The Tigers played Bradford this past Tuesday and will host district opponent Hilliard on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. Union plays at Duval Charter on Monday, April 2, at 6 p.m. before hosting Episcopal on Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m.


6B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 29, 2018 (904) 964-7555134 East Call Street Starke, FL Its Tax Time! Corporate and Individual Income Tax Services Full Bookkeeping & Payroll Services Audit & Accounting Services Business Consulting including Quickbooks & Accounting. Set up new Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships. Let the professionals at get the refund you deserve FAST BHS beats KHHS 6-5, improves to 5-2 in district BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Sterling Raab hit a two-out that scored two runs in the top of the seventh to help the Bradford High School baseball team defeat host Keystone Heights 6-5 and improve to 5-2 in District 5-5A on March 23. Raabs hit put the Tornadoes up 6-3, but the Indians scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh before pitcher Cayden Martin eventually earned the save. Jacob Polk earned the win for Bradford (7-4), giving up two runs (one earned) in 4.2 innings on three hits and two walks. He had six strikeouts. Martin gave up three hits and no walks in 1.1 inning. Polk excelled at the plate as well, going 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. Both RBI were part of a three-run second inning that put the Tornadoes up 4-0. The Tornadoes Brandon Sanford, like Raab, had one RBI. Sanford also scored twice. Will Yeldell and Gary Searle went 2-for-2 and 2-for-3, respectively, for Keystone (4-8, 2-4). Yeldell and Nate Gagnon each had one RBI, while Stevie Rodriguez scored two runs. Keystone pitcher Connor Osteen struck out seven in 6.2 innings. Bradford entered the game on a roll, having won two straight following an 11-3 loss to visiting Baker County on March 13. Polk and Tucker Stack each had an RBI in the Baker loss, Welch each going 2-for-4. On March 12, Welch drove in three runs in a 12-5 win over visiting West Nassau. Welch went 2-for-4, while Trent Bryant had two RBI. Sanford and Kanler Vann each went 2-for-3. Sanford, who hit a double, had one RBI, as did Raab, Brandon Anders and Dakota Mathews. Bryant earned the win on the mound, giving up eight hits and three walks in a complete-game effort. He had six strikeouts. The Tornadoes traveled to play district opponent P.K. Yonge on March 16, with Polk pitching a in a groove at the plate in a 5-1 win. Polk gave up one run on six hits and no walks, while striking out seven. Johns gave up one hit innings, striking out four. Sanford drove in two runs, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and one triple. Bryant and Polk each had an RBI, with Bryant going 2-for-3. Bradford played Union County this past Tuesday and will host district opponent Fort White on Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. The Tornadoes then host district opponent Palatka on Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. The loss to Bradford was Keystones fourth straight. The week leading up to the Bradford game, the Indians lost 9-2 to visiting Ridgeview on March 20 and 15-4 to visiting Buchholz on March 22. Against Ridgeview, Yeldell went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Rodriguez had an RBI as well. Andrew Cox had two RBI and went 2-for-3 in the loss to Buchholz, while Trey Alsabrook hit a double and drove in one run. Yeldell also hit a double. Keystone played district opponent Fort White this past Tuesday and will travel to play Middleburg on Thursday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m. The Indians then travel to play district opponent Newberry on Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. Stevie Rodriguez dives across home plate to score a run for Keystone in the third inning. Keystone shortstop Stevie Rodriguez waits for a throw thats too late as Bradfords Brandon Anders steals second. Keystone second baseman Colton Crane prepares to Sterling Raab makes a play at shortstop for the Tornadoes. Keystone catcher Alex Kanos prepares to make a throw. Bradfords Brandon Sanford makes a throw from third. Left: Kanler Vann crosses home plate for Bradford during a three-run second inning. Keystones Gary Searle watches a pitch come in. Right: Bradfords Jacob Polk earned the win one week after he pitched the Tornadoes to a district victory over P.K. Yonge.


Shealy 8-1, givng the Bradford team its third win in six matches. Unions Britt and Stidham defeated Bradley and French 8-4. On the boys side, Unions Sidney Johnson defeated Dustin Jones 8-1, while Unions Alex Perez defeated Nate Caraway 8-0. The Tigers A.P. won 8-1 and 8-3, respectively, over Bradley Henderson and Earl Green. Unions Dalton Hutchinson defeated Gabe Wells 8-0. Perez inched closer to .500, improving to 7-8. Hutchinson is now 6-8, while Whiteley matches. In doubles, Johnson and Perez defeated Caraway and Hutchinson defeated Green and Henderson 8-1. Thursday, March 29, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANDr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain NEED RELIEF FROM:Call Dr. BerryServing the Area for more than29 YearsCall Dr. BerryServing the Area for more than29 Years Region 2 runner-up KHHS will send at least 3 to state BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Three earned automatic state berths for the Keystone Heights High School boys weightlifting team, which came up just shy of winning the team championship were hosted by Keystone on March 24. Dan Dodd, Carter Semione and Brandon Spivey won their respectively weight classes, which puts them in the state April 6, at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach. Their efforts helped Keystone score 52 points as a team, but the Indians settled for the Region 5 runnerup trophy as Tavares scored 57 points. Dodd won the unlimited class with a bench press of 340 and a clean and jerk of 295. His 635 total was 20 pounds better than Tavares John Douglas. Semione won the 219 class with a bench press of 300 and a clean and jerk of 280. His 580 total was 25 pounds better than teammate Cameron Musselman, who had a bench press of 300 and a clean and jerk of 255. Spivey, who was the state runner-up in his class last season, won the 139 class with a bench press of 265 and a clean and jerk of 235. His 500 total was 75 pounds ahead of Tavares Kamron Patterson. Im excited for all three of them, Keystone coach Lantz Lowery said of his individual regional champions. They work hard. Theyre good kids. They do what theyre supposed to do, and it pays off. Lowery was also pleased with the performances of the lifters who earned second-place Cruz and C.J. Parks, who were runners-up in their classes. Cruz had a 580 total (305 bench press, 275 clean and jerk) in the 183 Tavares Nikolas Gonzales. Parks had a 315 total (200, 195) in the behind Tavares Kaleb Leafers. Keystone had a pair of Kicklighter, who had a 310 total (165, 145) in the 129 class, and Briar Smith, who had a 455 total (240, 215) in the 154 class. 285 total (140, 145) in the 119 class, Jesse Donahue with a 375 total (195, 180) in the 139 class, Hunter Stitt with a 450 total (235, 215) in the 154 class and Josh Hughes with a 525 total (260, 265) in the 199 class. Also earning points for Keystone were sixth-place lifters Briar Schenck and Kaleb Vojnovski. Schenck had a 240 total (115, 125) in the 119 class, while Vojnovski had a 440 total (230, 210) in the 183 class. Winners at all of the states regional meets qualify for state. will be chosen in each weight class by comparing all of the secondthrough sixth-place totals recorded at the regional meets. Lowery said he feels pretty good about Cruzs chances of advancing, but hated to venture a guess as to whether any other of his lifters would qualify. You have no idea, he said. Thats why they line them up and pick them. Keystone had 18 lifters competing at the Region 5 meet, half of which are sophomores or younger. Among those who earned points, Schenck is a seventh-grader, while Donahue, Kicklighter, Knapp, Parks and Vojnovski are freshmen. Lowery said he hopes competing at the regional level was a positive experience for those younger kids, but he also team doesnt sit well with them. Weve got a whole slew of young kids thatll be back, Lowery said. I hope theyre excited about what happened today, but I also hope it sticks in their stomach a little bit, that you shouldnt lose. Dan Dodd was one of three Region 5-1A champions for Keystone. He won the unlimited class and will compete Brandon Spivey, who was a state runner-up last year, Region 5-1A title in the 139-pound class. Crawford is runner-up for BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Two Union County High School boys weightlifters earned medals, with Chase Crawford 139-pound class at the Region March 24 at Baker County High School. Crawford had a 245 bench press and a 215 clean and jerk, Agelu Nunu tied with Bradfords Jordan Luke in the unlimited class, but was awarded third outright due to the weigh-in tiebreaker. Nunu had a 450 bench press and a 275 clean and jerk for a 725 total. held Friday, April 6, at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach. Also competing for the Tigers were: Jason Holton with a 265 total (150, 115) in the 119 class, Blake Bass with a 340 total (195, 145) in the 129 class and Shamar Highland with a 525 total (285, 240) in the 183 class. Unions Chase Crawford was the Region 1-1A runner-up BHS girls, UCHS boys tennis teams victorious BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Union County High School hosted Bradford High School in tennis on March 26, with Bradfords girls winning 4-3 and Unions boys winning 7-0. Bradfords Chelsea Creighton defeated Anabell Miller 8-3, while Unions Erin Stidham defeated Rilynn Kelley 8-2. Bradfords Morgan Bradley was leading Gracie Crook 7-3 before winning by forfeit, while Unions Anna Shealy defeated Kiersten French 8-1. Unions Lauren Britt defeated Kassidy Howard 8-0. It was the third win in six matches this season for Creighton, while Bradley picked up her second win in four matches. Britt and Shealy, with their wins, now have .500 records. Britt is 3-3, while Shealy is 6-6. Stidham improved to 5-8 with her win. In doubles, Bradfords Creighton and Kelley defeated Miller and Bradfords Chelsea Creighton Bradfords Dustin Jones Unions Sidney Johnson Unions Anabell Miller


8B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 29, 2018 I didnt know you had this many tools Jackson Building Supply keeps rolling out the improvements Lately, a lot of Jackson Building Supply customers have said they are surprised by the large selection of power tools the Starke-based hardware store has on hand. Eric Jackson said the store has always sold drills, saws, sanders, nailers and other power tools, but until recently, they were kept behind the counter. Now, the tools are displayed in a dedicated section in the front of the store. And the family has expanded the selection of DeWalt, Hitachi, Bostitch, Arrow and Skil tools in addition to lowering prices. Its just one more improvement the Jacksons have implemented to provide quality, local service to Starke, Lake Butler and the Lake Region. However, power tools arent the only thing that people are talking about. Recently, Marc and Eric Jackson discussed some of the most frequent comments theyve heard through the years from their customers and employees. Back in 1955, when Billy the remnants of buildings he demolished to the public: used lumber, nails, plumbing and more, Starke Builders and Pangborn Lumber were Bradford Countys and the Lake Regions primary building suppliers. (L-r) Jackson Building Supply employees: (l-r) Marc Jackson, Kelly Outlaw, Greg Jackson, Eric Jackson, Priscilla Jackson, Eric Noegel, Bill Bosier and Bill Moody. Not pictured: Mike Shemer, James Balkcom and Billy Rehgerg. Jackson Building Supply has expanded its selection of DeWalt, Hitachi, Bostitch, Arrow and Skil tools in addition to lowering prices. Since that time, Marc and Eric have seen many competitors come and go, and each time a new arrival entered the market, customers and employees would always say: theyre going to put us out of business. From Scottys to Ace; from Do It Best to True Value; and from Home Depot to Amazon some have left, some have remained. Marc and Eric said that while they respect the competition, they focus on the customer and that has led to the companys 62-year track record. Eric said he wishes he had a quarter for every phone call he has received from a customer in Middleburg or Gainesville, searching for an item and discovering that after driving miles without success, the very thing they were looking home. With six decades in the building and hardware business, Marc knows what to stock. And Eric has built a reputation for hitting the phone and internet, relentlessly searching for something they might not have. Think about it. If you go to have what you are looking for, youve lost nothing. The other way around, and youve wasted hours. Seems hard to believe. Theyve been in the same location since 1975, on Bradford Countys busiest road: U.S. 301, just past the new Burger King. Yet, some customers still say: I didnt know you were here. A few years ago, the Jacksons approved a complete store reset, replacing shelving The sales desk went from the back of the store to the front, and the entrance went from the middle of the building to the side. But the changes didnt stop there. Recently, Eric upgraded the stores interior lighting with LED bulbs. An alert customer can probably notice something different every time he walks through the door.


Library Senior Center School Honor Roll Thursday, March 29, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 9B 40 Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is sub ject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 in which makes it illegal to advertise any pref erence, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimina tion. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custo dians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children un der 18. This newspa per will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate in which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwell ings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll-free at 1-800669-9777, the toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-4887082 ext #1005. 42 Motor Vehicles & Accessories $CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352-771-6191. 47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE for rent. 113 E. Call St. Call Freddie American Dream Realty at 904509-9893. OFFICE LOCATION next to Walgreens. Suitable for retail or can be made Call 904-364-9022. OFFICE LOCATED by 9022. OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT. Keystone Heights next to W.D. large conference room, tract. For info call 904364-9022. 48 Homes for Sale PORT on Mrytle Street. New roof, new paint. and upfront payment required. Call 904-3649022. 50 For Rent tric range, refrig. hard up, close to schools. sec. deposit. Senior & Milt. discount available. Service animals only, references. Call 904966-1334. 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Saturday 8 am. 65 Help Wanted LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL ARNP & PA-Part Time and PRN Please visit our web site www.lakebutler for more out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Op bacco Free Workplace. THE BRADFORD COUN TY Solid Waste Depart ment is accepting appli part-time Site Attendant and Relief Driver at a pay rate of $10.00 per hour. Applicants must possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D and a CDL Class B License. Applications along with a detailed job descrip tion may be obtained from the Solid Waste Department, located at 925 N. Temple Avenue, Suite E, Starke, Florida 32091 or from the coun ty website at www.brad deadline for accepting applications is April 5, 2018, before the close of business. Bradford County is an Equal Op portunity Employer. For inquiries, please contact Solid Waste Director, Bennie Jackson at (904) 966-6212. 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10B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 29, 2018 KHHS softball team still unbeaten in district with 5-2 win over BHS BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Bailey Storys RBI double, Savannah Channells solo home run and an error that allowed Skylar Rollins to score put the Keystone Heights High School softball team up 3-0 in an eventual 5-2 District 5-5A win over Bradford on March 23 in Starke. Story went 2-for-3 with two doubles to help keep the Indians (12-3) undefeated in the district with a 10-0 record. Ashleigh Jennings and Lexi Northway each went 2-for-4, while Molly Crawford had an RBI. Daelynn Eatmon threw a complete game for Keystone, while striking out seven. Bradford (6-7, 4-4) got one RBI each from Savana Shealey and Brooklyn Wiggins. Emily McCoy hit a double. Keystone entered the game off a 9-2 loss to defending Class 8A champion Oakleaf on March 22 in Keystone. Story had an RBI, while Jennings went 2-for-4. The Tornadoes were coming off a 7-3 district loss to host Newberry on March 22. Shealey, who hit a double, had two RBI, while Gracie Blankenship, who also hit a double, drove in one run. Wiggins went 2-for-3, while Harli Phillips hit a double. Bradford played district opponent Fort White this past Tuesday and will host defending Class 1A champion Union County on Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. The Tornadoes then travel to play Union on Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. before hosting district opponent Palatka on Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. Please see the story on Keystones game against Union County for the Indians upcoming schedule. Hamilton has 4 RBI in Tigers 12-3 win over Indians BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Kensley Hamilton drove in four runs, three of which occurred on a bases-loaded the Union County High School softball team defeated visiting Keystone Heights 12-3 on March 27. Hamilton went 3-for-5 with two doubles as the third-ranked Class 1A Tigers (9-2) knocked off the second-ranked team inning double scored three of six runs in the inning as Union built a 10-2 lead. Winning pitcher Lexi Androlevich got in on the scoring, too, driving in two runs, one of which occurred on a solo home run in the sixth inning. Kamaya Cohen went 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI, while Teala Howard and Brooke Waters each had an RBI, with Howard going 3-for-5. Shelby Spratlin went 2-for-4. Androlevich gave up seven hits and two walks. Keystone (12-4) got a two-run homer from Molly Crawford to make it 4-2 in the fourth inning. while Makayla Smith added one RBI. Bailey Story went 2-for-4. Prior to playing the Indians, the Tigers traveled to Hawthorne on March 22, coming away with an 18-0 District 6 win in three innings. Waters had four RBI, while Hamilton and Randa Godwin each had two. Hamilton and Godwin went 3-for-3 and 2-for3, respectively. Androlevich, Cohen, Howard, Spratlin, Reah Jones and Madelyn Kish each had one RBI. Howard went 3-for3, while Kish and Spratlin each went 2-for-3. Androlevich hit a double, while Cohen hit a triple. Pitchers Waters and Howard combined to give up no hits and just one walk. Waters had three strikeouts in one inning, while Howard had four in two. The Tigers, who improved to 5-0 in District 6, travel to play Class 5A Bradford on Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. They then return home to play Bradford on Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. Keystone travels to play District 5 opponent Fort White on Thursday, March 29, at 6 p.m. Top: Union second baseman Angela Shope (right) makes a throw to Story runs to second base, which is covered by Ashleigh Jennings (left) Brooke Waters awaits the throw, as pitcher Lexi Androlevich looks on in the background. slides home for a Union catcher Bailey Story and Moncrief.