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Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication 904-964-6305 904-964-8628 Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, April 5, 2018 105 th Year 50 th Issue 75 CENTS to Clean Up The Second Annual Earth Day Park Clean-Up Project will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. Join the girls from Girl Scout Troop #1251 as they venture out to clean Lakeside Park in Lake Butler. This annual event began in 2017 to improve the appearance of the park, making it a cleaner, safer place for families to enjoy and children to play. Volunteers are needed and appreciated! Bring your group, your friends and family to help the Girl Scouts with their Earth Day 2018 project. A lunch will be provided after the clean-up. For questions, or to volunteer or to donate, call Troop Leader Becky Elixson at more about the event go to girlscouttroop1251 Board to Meet April 10 The Union County School Board will have a workshop at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, followed by a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the Union County High School auditorium in Lake Butler. The agendas for the meetings may be viewed at www. welcome to attend. Distribution 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 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 BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor New Lake Butler City Manager Dale Walker showed his strength as a March 20 meeting of the city commission, working with commissioners to take care of some needed housekeeping in the city. to the commission, Walker again complimented the job done by previous city manager Dave Mecusker, saying that he had left the city in good shape. Walker reported that, at a little less than half-way through the budget year, the general fund was in fairly good shape, with $63,000 in revenue over expenses. He said the city water fund was breaking even and the sewer fund was $48,000 in revenue over expenses. In the course of the meeting, commissioners were asked to consider several resolutions policies which Walker said were needed to bring the city into a position of operating under best practices for public policies as advocated Association. He told commissioners that these policies built a platform for future growth (and possible bond issues to fund them). He said that all of the housekeeping measures were a plus when the city applied for grants, needed to borrow money, or conduct business with outside entities or other cities. approve debt management policies for the city, including a debt limit and rules for inter-fund borrowing. Motion was made by commissioner Scott Cason and seconded by commissioner Jack Schenck to approve the resolution and it was approved 5-0 by the board. The second resolution for the city. Walker said that while the city did not currently have any investments, this policy set the stage for the future and outlined objectives for city investments, including determining safe investments with good returns. He said this was a part of the platform for the future he was trying to build for the city. Resolution number three for the meeting served to create a fund balance policy. Such a policy would not allow a fund balance to fall below a operating that department for three months or 25 percent of its total general operating expenses. Walker said this measure was to make sure money was available in cases of the need for emergency spending, such as if a hurricane should do damage in the city. The policy also outlines the means by which funds may be replenished should they fall below mandated levels. The commission approved the measure 5-0. Another resolution put before the board sets a policy for working with and approving grants. Again, Walker said this was a part of for the city, in this case making it a more attractive prospect for grants and also streamlining the process of applying for them. City attorney John Maines said that the policy was a good idea as a means of dealing with the varying grant types and requirements and he recommended commission approval. The commission approved the resolution unanimously. presented at the meeting was simply a matter of putting in writing already existing city policies for revenue control, management, internal controls and separation of duties. It reconciliation of city accounts and budget. This resolution was also passes unanimously by the commission. In other discussion and action the Lake Butler City Commission: Approved an interlocal agreement with Union County for the services of the building inspector. The measure was consistent with past agreements. The county will collect the fees which will defray their costs. It was noted that the county any changes in city codes or regulations that could affect the inspections. Maines suggested that the commission contact the county and set up a liaison between the two government entities to facilitate communication. He suggested that Walker be the contact person for the city. Approved a request for $25,000 for engineering services to assess the make recommendations of needed work and repairs. The money is part of the current budget and the expense planned for. Any work deemed necessary by the engineering Management Inc., will be paid for with grant funds. Approved the application for a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation, called the Small County Outreach Program, which would provide the funding (with no city match) to repair the damage done to curbs in the city by heavy trucks. BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor The Union County School workshop last week and heard a report from Finance Director Renae Prevatt that state funding for the year was looking very positive, including money for the newly mandated school security features. Prevatt said one thing that has been a big help to getting the budget together this year is the fact that she has had actual with, rather than projections. This is due, at least in part, to the rush law makers have made to let schools know how much money the state is going to give them for school safety, such as the mandated hiring of additional increased amount for mental health services in the schools. According to the most recent calculation, the budget for total K-12 funding for the current school year (2017-2018) was $17,205,656. The total for next year, according to the current draft of the proposed budget, will be $17,776,119, in increase of $570,463. Much of this amount is derived from new state funding for the additional school resource schools, amount of $340,349 and a new mental health allocation amount of $150,393. Last years funding for the same line items was $84,651 for safe schools and $0 for mental health. There have also been several increases in state funding over last year, including an additional $56,301 in base funding ($9,819,472 this year, $9,763,171 last year), a $30,394 increase in the sparsity supplement. Smaller increases are also expected in supplemental academic instruction, ESE Guaranteed Allocation, transportation, Teachers Lead (Teachers Classroom Supplies) and a small virtual education contribution. FTE funding, state funds based on student numbers, have increased by $229.02 per student and funds for class size reduction have increased by a little over $14,000. Areas of lost or decreased funding include a lower digital classrooms allocation, reading allocation and instructional materials funding. Local funding sources are expected to increase for the coming year, with an increase of about $55,589 expected from the .748 millage compression and $11,248 from discretionary local effort funds from county property taxes. Prevatt told school board members that she anticipated no surprises in school funding this year and that she felt the district would be in good shape she has in hand. Funding for 2018-2019 is essentially level when considering the new monies added for school safety and security, along with the additional earmarked categorical expenditures. annual meeting pilot cut corners Managing Editor Lawtey pilot killed in a December 26, 2016 crash told National Transportation Safety Board investigators that his former student, pushed his training as hard as he could and cut corners wherever he could. The NTSB reported the Aviation Accident and Factual Report issued last month. The Cessna 182 piloted by Joseph David Starling, 41, crashed into mountain terrain 15 miles south-southeast of its intended destination: the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport. Also killed in the crash were Starlings son: eight-yearold Hunter Starling and the pilots girlfriend: Kim Smith, 42 of High Springs. Keystone Heights Airpark. Eric Weiss, a spokesperson for the NTSB, said the recentlyissued report only lists the facts uncovered by investigators. A agency will issue later will probable cause, he said. The factual report also said the pilots liver contained the prescription stimulant Phentermine. It is a central nervous system stimulant, and side effects include overstimulation, restlessness and dizziness, the NTSB report stated. It carries the warning: phentermine may impair the ability of the patient to engage in potentially hazardous activities such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle; the patient should therefore be cautioned accordingly. The report also stated that weather conditions along the Instrument Flight Rules, while conditions around the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport allowed for Visual Flight Rules. Starling was only rated for Visual Flight Rules. The instructor told the NTSB that Starling took off in IFR conditions from the Keystone Airpark, known as 42J, in the past. that he watched the pilot depart


Managing Editor Two participants in Clay Electric Cooperatives 2017 Youth Tour told co-op members about their experiences visiting Washington, D.C. last June. Each year, the cooperative sends one 11-grade student from each of the 26 high schools within Clay Electrics service area to Tallahassee for three days. During the tour, students learn about state government, in addition to competing for a trip to Washington later in the year. Last year, Union County High School student Andrew Paul of Keystone Heights High School and Cole Tadrowski of P.K. Yonge in Gainesville won the week to Washington. During Clay Electrics annual Ludwig thanked co-op members for sponsoring the week-long tour of the nations capital. buff with an interest in all things political, the Washington tour was enthralling. He said that touring monuments and talking to World War II veterans were highlights of the trip. He also said that thanks to U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, the Clay Electric youth tour participants were the only delegates who visited the U.S. House of Representatives gallery. From colossal monuments to museums, to watching the sun set over the Potomac River, astonishment, he said. Washington was not the only week in D.C. He added that the other youth tour participants also amazed him. These individuals are intelligent, driven, and we became more than friends. We became a family, he said. Ludwig said he will never forget the tour. He noted that in order to qualify for the Washington trip youth, tour participants in Tallahassee had to talk about their favorite story from American History. He said that todays youth underappreciate the topic. American history is something that should be focused on more, he said. Ludwig noted that even though visiting the citys monuments and memorials was enjoyable, the most touching part of the tour was visiting the World War II Memorial. Getting to go to see that and seeing several remaining World War II veterans visiting it really touched me because its so these men made, and to see that we are so fortunate to have them with us today. Ludwig said the trip also broadened his horizons. Living here in little, old Keystone Heights I love this town, and I love everything we stand for but sometimes you need to get out and see a bit of the world, he said. Getting to meet people from all over the state, and seeing what their perspectives are, and then meeting kids from other co-ops all across the country: that was an awesome experience. 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 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. The Union County Public Library will be hosting Makerspace After-School Programs on the month. Programs will feature STEAM ( S cience, T echnology, 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 continue on April 12 with Daring Dinosaurs. The April 19 program will be Gardens Grow, with the month rounded out on April 26 with Fun Food. 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. Continued from 1A 42J with his family on multiple occasions in weather that was below VFR minimums, the report stated. He said that he counseled the pilot numerous times about operating the airplane VFR in instrument conditions. Most recently, he counseled the pilot two weeks before the accident. school owner stated, Ive been and I tried to explain to him the history of pilots with an antiauthority attitude. Its an attitude that catches up with you. He was no mountain experience. There was an AIRMET for mountain obscuration that daythere was plenty of information out there. Investigators also wrote in the report: When asked why he thought the accident pilot with those conditions along his I counseled him numerous times about taking instrument training and getting an instrument rating. Lots of us around here did. He couldnt be bothered. He would just draw that pink line on his iPad and go. Continued from 1A Man dragged Howard Edward Blank, 47, of Lake Butler was arrested March 27 by Union Deputy James Jankowski for aggravated assault (with intent to commit a felony), battery (felony battery resulting from strangulationpossibly without violence. According to the arrest report Jankowski was dispatched to the S&S store in Worthington Springs for a reported physical disturbance between a woman and her live-in boyfriend. The was waiting for law enforcement at the store. When the deputy arrived, the victim was still in her night wear and was barefooted. She said she had been having issues with her boyfriend for some time but could usually handle the situation, but that night she had become scared and she felt she needed help. She told Jankowski that she had been asleep in her bedroom when Blank, who she said was heavily intoxicated, had entered the room and pulled her from the bed by her feet, dragging her into the dining room. She said that he then put his hands around her throat and began choking her, but she managed to push him away with her feet and escape back to the bedroom when it took him a few moments to regain his balance. During the attack, she reported that Blank had told her he was going to kill her and her brother, who lives in another residence on the property. She took out her phone but was intimidated by Blanks objections and was afraid to call 911. She did text several requests to her family to call 911 for her. She said she was eventually able to grab her keys and sneak out and run to her car. She signed a sworn written statement about the matter. Jankowski, with the assistance of Deputy Erik Krueger, made contact with Blank at the victims home. Blank exited the home in an aggressive manner and asked the deputies why they were there. His speech was slurred and he swayed as he stood. There was also a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. The victim had told Jankowski that Blank had previously told her that of law enforcement came after him he would go out in a bang. Deputies asked Blank twice to turn around and place his hands against a wall so he could be patted down for weapons and he refused to comply both times. He was then grabbed by deputies and his arms placed behind his back, which he resisted. Restraints were applied and he was then patted down for weapons, with none found. Because of his noncompliance and intoxication, he was placed in the back of Kruegers patrol car where he could be safely secured. Speaking with the victim on the phone, deputies determined where in the residence the events had taken place and her parts of Photos of the incident locations, as well as of the victims neck were taken. Blank was charged with the above-mentioned charges and it was noted in the report that the charge of felonious battery through strangulation was his third charge for that offense. arrested after refusing to Wylan Joel Green, 60, of Live Oak was arrested April 2 by Union Deputy James Jankowski property when ordered by owner. According to the arrest report Jankowski answered a call concerning a suspicious vehicle and person in a residents driveway. The resident had approached the vehicle and asked the driver to leave the property and the driver had refused. When he arrived, Jankowski found the vehicle still in the driveway with the lights on but with the engine off. He saw an older white male slouched in the drivers seat sleeping. Jankowski made contact with the property owner, who said he had notice the vehicle because of the headlights pointed at his house. He said he approached the vehicle and knocked on the window. The driver clawed at the window then gone back to sleep. He said he tried to wake the victim several times and asked the driver to leave, but the driver would not respond. Jankowski also attempted to wake the driver, knocking on the in his face. Every time, the driver would open his eyes, look at the deputy and then fall back to sleep. Jankowski notice the drivers door was unlocked and he opened it to make contact with the driver. The driver would not answer any of his questions and kept going back to sleep. Concerned the driver might be having a medical emergency, Jankowski called a rescue unit, who arrived and examined the driver, including checks on his blood sugar, blood pressure and heart rate. There were no signs of alcohol or drug use in the vehicle to suggest intoxication. UCEMS cleared the driver medically and returned to the station. Jankowski woke the driver again and kept talking to him to keep him awake. Green was told that the property owner wanted him to leave the property and that he needed to relocate somewhere else to sleep. Green said he did not want to leave and that he sleeping. After a warning, he was arrested for trespassing and transported to the Union County Jail. He slept the entire trip. As per the homeowners request the vehicle was towed. manager William Morris Johnson, 36, of Lake Butler was arrested March 28 by Union Deputy John Riggs for misdemeanor assault (intent or threat to do violence), misdemeanor larceny (petit theft from a merchant, and crimes against person (resisting property recovery by a retail merchant or farmer). According to the arrest report, Riggs was called to Spires IGA on a shoplifting call. While en route he received information that the suspect was attempting to leave the store in a green van. He was also told that the suspect was causing a disturbance in the parking lot with store manager Mike Spires. When Riggs arrived the suspect, William Johnson, and his wife, Betsy Johnson, were being loud and argumentative with Spires. William was trying to leave and was denying that he was attempting to steal anything. He continued to yell and be argumentative after the deputy asked him to be quiet while Spires handed Riggs the items that the suspect had removed from his pocket after leaving the store. The items were not paid for and Spires said Johnson was trying to leave before law enforcement arrived. Johnson told Spires that if he was going to make a sworn complaint that he (Johnson) wanted to return the groceries he had purchased. Spires said he would not allow the return since there was nothing wrong with the purchased items. Johnson then threatened Spires in a loud voice and made an aggressive move towards him. Johnson was detained immediately and was found to have a sheath knife on his belt. He was arrested, and the stolen items were returned to Spires after being photographed.


Thursday, April 5, 2018 Union County Times 3A 386-496-9656 620 East Main Street Lake Butler, FL 32054(Across from Subway Plaza) Shivotae Jabrea Whitehurst, 26, was arrested March 31 by Union Deputy Phillip Sellers for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams and smuggling contraband into a prison (controlled substance). According to the arrest report Sellers responded to a call at the RMC main unit in reference to drugs being found in a vehicle. He made contact with a DOC K-9 had been walking his K-9 around vehicles parked in the units main parking area. The dog had alerted on a brown Hyundai car. Once the cars driver was located a vehicle search was initiated. Through the course of the search a prescription bottle was located that had part of the label removed, concealing the name of the person for whom the medication had been prescribed. The bottle contained three capsule shaped white pills. Two small bags containing a green, leafy substance were also found. All of the items were located within the vehicles center console. The items were turned over to Sellers. Whitehurst was placed under arrest. The green, leafy substance tested positive for marijuana and the pills were hydrocodone Bitartrate and place into evidence. In other Union County arrests: Richard Edward Casper, 57, of Lake Butler was arrested March 30 on an out-of-county-warrant from the Florida Commission on Offender Review in Tallahassee for violating the conditions of his release. Deondre Skykur Clayton was arrested by Union deputies March 29 on an out-of-county warrant from Columbia County Kelsey Nicole Gomes, 19, of Lake Butler was arrested March 28 by Union deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. Derrick Andrew Richardson, 33, was arrested March 30 by Union deputies for misdemeanor violence. Antonio Eugene Vaca, 18, of Brandenton, was arrested March 31 by Union deputies for possession of drugs (methamphetamine), amphetamine possession with intent to manufacture, deliver a schedule II, III, or IV substance and possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams. Man stabs several in Georgia Bradford County A Worthington Springs man was captured in Georgia after we went on a rampage in Bradford County stabbing three people. Quandrell Xavier Steele, 25, was arrested March 30 by Bradford deputies for battery, criminal mischief with property damage, burglary, vehicle theft, three counts of aggravated battery, three counts of robbery and two counts of larceny, all of which arose from a March 24 incident. According to the arrest report, Bradford Deputy Sergeant Russell Gordon and Deputy David Watson responded to a report of several persons being stabbed. Watson approached the residence and noticed a window broken out on the left of the front door. He announced himself and everyone inside the residence began yelling for help. suspect, Steele, was not on the scene. He observed one male victim with a shirt wrapped around his arm with an obvious laceration with stab wounds to her upper torso. He advised dispatch the scene was secure and to call for EMS to come to the scene. Another victim was discovered, a on her arms. Watson heard some yelling of help outside and when he went out he discovered another female victim trying to sit up in a ditch with several lacerations and stab wounds to as the one who had attacked her with a knife. EMS arrived on the scene and all of the victims were treated at the scene and then transported to Shands UF due to the severity of their injuries. The victim with only arms was the only one able to be questioned. She said that she and her friends had been riding around and at some point, had by her as Steele. She said she did not know him and that, in fact, it ever seen him. The group then proceeded to a residence to drink unsure what time they had gotten there, but she believed it to be about 4 a.m. The victim said everyone was in the bedroom, drinking and listening to music. She said Steele walked into the kitchen to get another beer and then said she heard him yelling that someone had his money. She said everyone walked into the kitchen and told him that no one had his money. She said Steele became very angry and checked everyones pockets for money. He took everyones money, grabbed a large butcher knife from the sink and began yelling at everyone, telling them that he would kill them if they did not give him his money. Steele then stabbed one of the victims while another jumped on Steeles back, but was thrown off. Steele began stabbing another of the victims and then began to chase another one toward the back door and began stabbing her. She ran out the door with Steele chasing her and the witness locked the door and called for help. The victim said Steele tried to reenter the residence but was unsuccessful. He then kicked in the glass next to the front door and gained entrance that way. She said he took the cell phones and the keys to a vehicle off the kitchen table and left the residence. Deputies tracked Steele to an area near LaGrange, Georgia, where authorities pulled him over and arrested him. cigarette Bradford County A Lawtey woman told Bradford deputies she was attacked with a knife after offering the attacker a cigarette and prayer. Gretchen Marie Wilkinson, 39, of Lawtey was arrested March 27 by Bradford deputies for aggravated battery. According to the arrest report, Shoup responded to an address in Lawtey in reference to a battery investigation. In a sworn statement the victim said she had been sitting on her porch with two friends when she had seen Wilkinson crossing the street. The victim said she walked to the end of her driveway to see if Wilkinson was alright and asked her if she was. Wilkinson responded in a belligerent manner, but said she really just wanted a cigarette. The victim said she invited Wilkinson to her porch to have one and the victim and one of her friends could pray for her. The victim stated that the next thing she knew, she saw Wilkinsons arm coming up with what appeared to be a knife in her hand. The victim raised her hand to block Wilkinson from hitting her and was cut three times on the arm. The victim was then able to break free of the situation and run back to her residence and call the sheriffs foot towards another residence. Deputies located Wilkinson and she agreed to speak with them. Wilkinsons side of the story was a little different. In a recorded video, she stated she was walking along the street when the victim called out to her while walking toward her. Wilkinson said she and the victim began talking, then the victim began to punch her on the side of said that as she was being struck, she reached into her pocket and pulled out her pocket knife and held it up, in hopes it would stop the victim from hitting her. Wilkinson said the victim was cut while taking a swing at her while she was holding up the knife. She claimed she was simply defending herself. Based on the evidence and statements made, Wilkinson was arrested for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and was transported to the Bradford County Jail without incident. driver resists repossession Bradford County A man refusing to turn over a repossessed car was stopped for reckless driving and eventually arrested. Earl Sparkman, 38, of Starke was arrested April 2 by Bradford deputies for aggravated assault intent to kill and resisting an According to the arrest report, Bradford Deputy Joshua Hill responded to request for an Sparkman had been stopped due to several reports of his driving recklessly. Two of the persons calling in the reported reckless driving were actually the owners of the vehicle being driven by Sparkman, and they had a repossession order. stop, one of the owners asked Sparkman for the keys to the vehicle, but he refused to turn them over. Deputies tried to explain to Sparkman about the repossession order to keep the situation calm. Sparkman refused cooperation and instead started the vehicle and attempted to drive away, almost hitting the vehicles owners in the process. Sparkman then stopped the vehicle and was told by deputies to get out, but he refused to do so. Hill opened the door of the vehicle and grabbed Sparkmans left arm and pulled him out of the vehicle. He then pushed the front of Sparkmans body against the bed of the truck to prevent his getting out of control. Sparkman was handcuffed after he was brought under control. He was arrested. The keys were given to the owners of the vehicle, who took possession of it. In other Bradford County arrests: Jessica Leigh Bradshaw, 34, of Lake Butler was arrested March 31 by Starke police on an out-ofcounty warrant. Crystal Lynn Braswell, 20, of Lawtey was arrested March 30 by Starke police for burglary and larceny. Randy H. Colby, 56, homeless, was arrested April 2 by Starke Police for trespassing and Tammy Lorene Cox, 50, of Lake Butler was arrested March 31 by Bradford deputies for two counts of failure to appear. Luis Cruz Colindre, 25, of Jacksonville, was arrested March 27 by the Florida Highway violation and a non-moving James Lawrence Easter, 20, of Brunswick, GA was arrested March 30 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Shawn Roy Fischer, 23, of Jacksonville was arrested March 29 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. John Nehemiah Goodman, 57, of Starke was arrested April 2 by Starke police for possession of marijuana and indecent exposure. James Ray Harris, 32, of Starke was arrested April 2 by Bradford deputies on an out-ofcounty warrant. Joseph Charles Herman, 26, of Jacksonville was arrested March 30 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Cody Marquie Hill, 24, of Starke was arrested March 31 by Starke Police for violation of David W. Hosier, 22, of Brunswick, GA was arrested March 30 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Eric Wayne Hudson, 39, of Jacksonville was arrested April 2 by Starke Police for a moving probation. Candice Melody Stein, 34, of Starke was arrested April 2 by Starke Police on an out-ofcounty warrant. John William Torrance, 34, was arrested on April 3 by Bradford deputies for a moving Frank Harold Waring, 37, of Lawtey was arrested March 30 by Bradford deputies for fraud. Brian Jerrod Wilkerson, 33, of Newberry was arrested March 28 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Man discovered Lake Region William Kelley Rhoden, 56, was arrested March 31 in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies for disorderly intoxication and resisting an According to the arrest report Clay Deputy B.A. Ray responded to a call on Immokalee Rd. in reference to a drunk person. Upon arrival, ray made contact with Rescue 11, who was leaving the scene. He was advised by them that the suspect was ok, just heavily intoxicated. Ray contacted the reporting party, who told him about a white male laying in the ditch in front of his (the reporting partys) Easter eggs.


NOTICE OF ZONING CHANGE e City Commission of the City of Lake Butler, Florida proposes to regulate the use of land within the area shown on the map below, by amending the text of the City of Lake Butler Land Development Regulations, hereinaer referred to as the Land Development Regulations, as follows: LDR 18-01, an application, by the City Commission to amend the text of the Land Development Regulations by amending Section 4.10.5 entitled Special Exceptions to allow medical marijuana treatment center dispensing facilities within the OR RESIDENTIAL/OFFICE zoning district; by amending Section 4.11.2 entitled Per mitted Principal Uses and Structures to allow medical marijuana treatment center dispensing facilities within the CN COMMERCIAL, NEIGHBORHOOD zoning district; and by amending Section 4.12.2 entitled Permitted Principal Uses and Structures to allow medical marijuana treatment center dispensing facilities within the CG COMMERCIAL, GENERAL zoning district. e rst of two public hearings will be conducted by the City Commission to consider the amendment and conduct a rst reading of the ordinance adopting the amendment. e public hearing will be held on April 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereaer as the matter can be heard, in the City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall, located at 200 Southwest 1st Street, Lake Butler, Florida. e title of said ordinance reads, as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2018-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE TEXT OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, LDR 18-01, BY THE CITY COMMISSION, PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.10.5 ENTITLED SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS TO ALLOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA TREATMENT CENTER DISPENSING FACILITIES WITHIN THE OR RESIDENTIAL/OF FICE ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.11.2 ENTITLED PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES TO ALLOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA TREATMENT CENTER DISPENSING FACILITIES WITHIN THE CN COMMERCIAL, NEIGHBORHOOD ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.12.2 ENTITLED PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES TO ALLOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA TREATMENT CENTER DISPENSING FACILITIES WITHIN THE CG COMMERCIAL, GENERAL ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE e public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of this public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notices regarding the matter will be published. At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested persons may appear and heard with respect to the amendment and the ordinance adopting the amendment on the date, time and place as stated above. Copies of the amendment and the ordinance adopting said amendment are available for public inspection at the Oce of the City Manager in the City Hall, at 200 Southwest 1st Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions made at the public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any person requiring auxiliary aids and services at this meeting may contact the City Managers Oce at 386.496.3401 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 1.800.955.8770 or 1.800.955.8771. Page 1 of 2NOTICE OF ZONING CHANGEThe City Commission of the City of Lake Butler, Florida proposes to regulate the use of land within the area shown on the map below, by amending the text of the City of Lake Butler Land Development Regulations hereinafter referred to as the Land Development Regulations, as follows: LDR 18 01, an application, by the City Commission to amend the text of the Land Development Regulations by a mending Section 4.10.5 entitled Special Exceptions to allow medical marijuana treatment center dispensing facilities within the OR RESIDENTIAL/OFFICE zoning district; by amending Section 4.11.2 entitled Permitted Principal Uses and Structures to allow me dical marijuana treatment center dispensing facilities within the CN COMMERCIAL, NEIGHBORHOOD zoning district; and by amending Section 4.12.2 entitled Permitted Principal Uses and Structures to allow medical marijuana treatment center dispensing faciliti es within the CG COMMERCIAL, GENERAL zoning district. The first of two public hearings will be conducted by the City Commissi on to consider the amendment and conduct a first reading of the ordinance adopting the amendment. The public hearing will be held on April 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as t he matter can be heard, in the City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall, located at 200 Southwest 1st Street, Lake Butler, Florida. The title of said ordinance reads, as follows: NOTICE APPLICATIONS FOR UNION COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD MEMBERSHIP The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council invites interested persons to apply for membership on the Union County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board. The Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board is an advisory Board that oversees the provision of public transportation services to disadvantaged citizens in Union County. These are volunteer positions. Applicants must be residents of Union County. Applications or additional information may be obtained by contacting: Lynn Godfrey, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2009 NW 67th Place, Gainesville, Florida 32653; phone 352.955.2200 x 110, e-mail or by visiting our website at http:// Applications must be received no later than May 1, 2018. lcbvacadv.doc UCT Legals 4/5/18 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 632013CA000014CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. vs. CHRISTOPHER SWEAT, et al Defendants. RE-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting 11, 2017 and entered in Case No. said Lis Pendens, to wit; MANOR DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN # GAGMTD07599A FLORIDA 32054PLLC Suite 100 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) and require an ASL interpreter or IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE CDBG-2018 and Sealed Bid for Wastewater opening. follows: 200 SW 1st Street PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CITY. at (386) 496-3401) Any person requiring auxiliary aids 1.800.955.8770 or 1.800.955.8771. PROJECT: NE 233rd Lane Union County, Florida OWNER: Union County Board 15 NE 1st Street 730 NE Waldo Road Gainesville, Florida 32641 1.0 WORK DESCRIPTION Union County, Florida. 2.0 RECEIPT OF BIDS EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 63-2017-CA-34 GENE W. JASPER and AAA PORTA-SERV, INC., a Florida Corporation, vs. JIMMIE L. JONES, and 814 INVESTMENTS, INC. Defendants. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant entered in Case No, 63-2017-CAJASPER and AAA PORTA-SERV, L. JONES, and 814 INVESTMENTS, at FRONT STEPS IN FRONT OF THE UNION COUNTY COURTHOUSE as follows: Bielling and Ida Mae Jewell and sale. KELLIE CONNELL BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA, SERVING AS THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA AND THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA, Florida. Legals residence approx. a foot from the road. He advised the man was wearing a white shirt and plaid shorts who had stumbled up Bedford Oaks Drive after Public Safety had left the scene. Ray observed the man lying on the ground and noticed his clothing was disheveled and soiled. When he moved towards the man and announced himself, the man got off the ground and walked toward the residence. From previous encounters, Ray knew the man did not live at the residence. Ray told the man to stop and come and speak with him. Ray approached the man and smelled a strong odor of alcohol about his person, so he told him to walk back to the patrol car with him. The man responded to the command verbally, but started walking in the opposite direction. Ray grabbed the mans left arm and place him in a straightarm escort maneuver. The man immediately sat down on the ground. Ray applied slight pressure to the mans wrist while advising him to get off the ground. The defendant got up and was escorted to the car. Ray attempted to place the man in handcuffs, but he refused to provide his right hand, hiding it between his body and the the defendant into custody and relocated to his patrol vehicle and placed him under arrest. Rhoden. In other Lake Region arrests: Mylinda Sue Isgette, 31, was arrested March 29 in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies for an out-of-county warrant. Jon Paul Shaver, 52, was arrested March 29 in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies for being a fugitive from justice. Continued from 3A


Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, April 5, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL A time to say a well-deserved thanks BY CLIFF SMELLEY Before he delved into his speech in earnest, keynote speaker Richard Capps had something that needed to be said something that many never heard many years ago. Welcome home, brothers. Capps, a retired brigadier general and former assistant adjutant general (Army) of the Florida National Guard, spoke at Camp Blanding during its Vietnam War Veterans Day ceremony, part of a national observance on March 29. He said those who served our country, who never refused the call to duty, came back home and were forgotten. Recent efforts have been made to help make sure those who served during that era arent forgotten. President Barack Obama signed a proclamation on March 25, 2012, stating the federal government, partnering with local governments, private organizations and communities across the nation, would participate in the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the war for a period of 13 years. On March 28, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, which encourages citizens to in honor of those veterans. proclamation on March 26 of this year designating March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day in Florida. We vow never again to confuse personal disapproval of war with prejudice against those who honorably wore the uniform for our armed forces, Capps said. With conviction, our nation pledges our enduring respect, continuing care and everlasting commitment to our Vietnam veterans. any other veteran Capps said in comparison the Vietnam veterans were no different in regard to their courage and sense of duty, the fear and suffering they experienced, and the wounds seen and unseen they sustained. Let us tell the story of a See VETS, 2B Matt Johnson Platform guests at the Camp Blanding Vietnam War Veterans Day ceremony stand Denny sings the national Camp Blanding post commander, Congressman Ted Yoho, Denny, chaplain the keynote speaker, is not


generation of service members every color, every creed, who served with just as much patriotism and honor as any that went before us, Capps said. Let us never forget that most of those who served in many of you volunteered. Your country was at war. You said, women in Vietnam, who were all volunteers. You persevered through some of the most brutal conditions that ever faced Americans in war the suffocating heat, the drenching monsoon rains and an enemy that could come out of nowhere and vanish just as quickly. Capps said Vietnam veterans took part in many battles some they remember well, some theyd like to forget. One battle, though, is one all veterans will remember, he said. The Tet Offensive of 1968. For Capps, the outcome of the Tet Offensive was disastrous for the Communists and important in the continuation of truce talks. As with much of the Vietnam War, the news media misreported misinterpreted the Tet Offensive, Capps said. It was reported as an overwhelming success for the Communist forces and a defeat could be further from the truth. Despite initial victories by the Communist forces, the Tet Offensive resulted in a major defeat of the Communist forces. In closing his speech, Capps said, Let me say again, welcome home, brothers. Every one of you are heroes. We thank you for your service and your contributions in the remember, we won that damn was caused way above our pay grade. Was it worth it? Congressman Ted Yoho was also part of the ceremony. He said that his role as the of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, led to an encounter with Vietnam ambassador, who invited him to visit the country. with trepidation about such a trip, caused by memories of his brothers service in Vietnam and hearing veterans wonder if the war was worth it and if they made a difference. Yoho did make the trip and shared those feelings of trepidation with the prime The prime minister told Yoho that what he didnt understand was that Americans have a 97.3-percent approval rating among the people of Vietnam. 2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section VETS general, shakes hands with Vietnam veteran Dean Strickland, who is from Hawthorne and is involved in the in attendance received commemorative medals at the fellow Vietnam veterans and says, Welcome home, When Yoho asked how that could be, the prime minister responded, Because you guys came, you fought a war for 10 years, and you left. The French have about a 40-percent (approval rating) because they tried to colonize us and were extremely brutal to our people. The Chinese have a single-digit approval rating. The visit gave the congressman something to share with those veterans who ask if their efforts accomplished anything. Im here to tell you that of America has a 97.3-percent approval rating is because of the service, the dedication and the professionalism with which soldiers, Yoho said. I thank you. Camp Blanding Post Commander Col. Matt Johnson encouraged those in attendance to express their thanks as well. After asking Vietnam veterans to stand, Johnson said, The Vietnam War commemorations cause is indeed noble. Thanking and honoring these veterans and families is the right thing to do. I encourage everyone here to please take a moment before you depart to reach out and shake a hand of one of those who just stood. They all deserve our thanks and admiration. Congressman Ted Yoho Vietnam veteran Larry Scott of Huntsville, area visiting his son, who Boots and Bangles set for April 26 The Bradford County Education Foundation is hosting its annual Boots and Bangles on Thursday, April 26, at the National Guard armory Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner scheduled to be served at 6:30 p.m. jazz band will provide entertainment, while school employees and community members will battle each other in a game of Minute to Win It. The event will also feature a cake auction. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from any education foundation member. You may also contact Cheryl Andrews Center or Vorease Jones at Capital City Bank information.


Thursday, April 5, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANServing the area for 29 years. Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Back & Neck Pain Clinic April 7 & 8Sat 9 Sun 9Historic Downtown Starke Historic Downtown StarkeP L ENTY OF GREAT FOOD! VENDORS! KIDS SPACE! HELICOPER RIDES! Commemorative Festival T-Shirts $15Sponsored by: North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce Bradford County Tourism Development Council City of Starke Tobacco Free Partnership of Bradford County BradfordCountyStrawberryFestival.comOn Call Street between 301 & Water Street 904-964-5278 20th Annual Bradford CountyFREE ADMISSION NO PARKING FEES ATM PET FRIENDLY FAMILY FUN ALL DAY!Sponsored by: Law Offices of Ron Sholes Look for us on Facebook: Bradford County Strawberry Festival BY CLIFF SMELLEY A local womans desire to help people is making the holidays happier times for needy families in Bradford County. assisted by Tiffany Hodges and Amanda Moore, has created Feeding Bradford Co. Families for the Holidays, which began last year. On Moore and volunteers were sorting and delivering food to take to 25 families, along with 73 Easter baskets for the children in those families. Businesses like The Downtown Grill and Florida Twin Theatre supported the groups Easter effort. The community has overwhelmed. her heart spurred into doing something for families in putting donation boxes in various places and was able to provide meals to 15 families for Thanksgiving last year. able to provide meals to 18 families. Plus, seven children were able to receive what she called complete Christmases in the form of multiple presents and for one child a Christmas tree. Its just been amazing, Its just something that started small in my heart. I had no idea Id be able to feed 15 Families are nominated by school bus drivers, who are in a good position to determine if children are needy. For Easter, meals consisting of turkeys, hams and various side items, plus cake mixes and tea. People like Tracy Moore and Patricia Kirkland helped provide the turkeys and hams. Our turkeys are huge, pounds. The hams are like 10 to 15 pounds. All the children in each family that received food received an Easter basket, such as crayons, plush animals, nail polish, footballs and ear buds, all dependent on the age and sex of the child. family with the news that theyve been nominated to receive meals and to make sure someones home when the deliveries are made. Easter baskets could be kept hidden because they wanted their children to think the Easter Bunny had delivered them. A lot of those children wouldnt have received baskets otherwise. said. Co. Families for the Holidays as the loud one that gives orders, talks on the phone and helps obtain donations, while Hodges is more of the logistics person. said of Hodges. Im the bad one. Im the one whos running around and telling everybody what to do. Moore has also joined the organization and had contributed greatly with social The effort may have started with a little spark in her heart, but it has grown, thanks to a number of caring individuals. If you, too, would like to become involved with Feeding Bradford Co. Families for the Holidays or support the organization in 904-364-7106. Above: Placing second at the Kiwanis of Starke golf tournament was the team Vaughan, Josh Marshall Right: The Kiwanis of Starke Daniel Davis, Scott Davis, Starke Kiwanians hold golf tournament


4B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Obituaries QUIT YOUR WAY Quitting tobacco isn't easy. Finding help should be. Tobacco Free Florida GROUP QUITIs the in-person option of Tobacco Free Florida Quit Your Way services. FREE FREE Programs cover all forms of tobacco. Fate Harper GRAHAMFate Harper, age 74, of Graham passed away on Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born in Providence on April 21, 1943 to the late Clarence Dewitt Harper and Verlie Renfroe Harper. Fate was raised in Bradford County and started working at an early age. He was self employed for many years, Test, an oil company in Leesburg for a few years, he owned and operated and most recently worked at the He was most proud of his occupation served 16 years and was currently employed. Fate was a jack of all trades who was always working. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, projects, manicuring his lawn and gardening. He had a green thumb and could grow anything. More than anything, Fate loved his family and loved being a husband to his wife of 38 years, Mary Harper, companion grandfather, brother, and friend. Fate was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Ann Harper; son, Dewey Grundy; sister, Annette Bowen; and brother, James Alex Harper. Fate is survived by his loving his children, Ricky Harper of Lady Lake, Cherie Harper, and Mike daughter-in-law, Debbie Taylor; his sister, Claudia (Jerry) Plouffe of Crawfordville; his grandchildren, Chris (Christy) McFarland, Donna Masters, Nathan (Jordan) Grundy, Jennifer (Roy) Highland, Megan Grundy, Preslee Looney, Tristan Looney, Caitlin Looney, James Clark, and Courtney Clark; his greatgrandchildren, Hannah, Lucas, Madison, Allie, Reid, Marisa, and Augusta; along with numerous extended family members. A Celebration of Fates Life will Cemetery in Hampton. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 6:00 8:00 pm at the church. with a Cop at the Community 964-7830. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, to sign the familys guest book. Henry Cohens Halifax Health Hospice in Ormond Beach. He was a graduate of Florida He is survived by: children, Katrina Cohens, Gainesville, Patrick (Nikkya) Cohens, Chesapeake, Virginia, Brandy Cohens, Beaufort, Linzer R. Wright, Gainesville, Ruth E. Green, Tallahassee, Louise E, (Gerald) Jefferson Orange, Park, Archer, Joe A. (Elaine) Cohens, New York, Robert R. (Audrey) Brown, Jacksonville, Waiscel L. (Jetta) Hines, Germany; six grandchildren; and many other family members. Church of God By Faith, Bishop James McKnight, Pastor. Interment will be in the Jacksonville National Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday 4-6:00 pm at J. Hadley Funeral Home, 2030 North Temple Ave, Douglass P. Douglass died at her home Waters Parrish. Preceded by one sister, Gere Parrish Douglass and two brothers, Allen Parrish and of 40 years, Larry Joe Douglass; daughter, Danielle (Lou) Neumann; sons, Larry Joe (Tracie) Douglass and James Edward (Amanda) Douglass; six grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; brother, Jay (Pam) Parrish; sister, Irene (Pat) Castlen; and many other family members. A funeral service was held on March 29, at Archer Funeral Home. Arrangements were under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. Lucille Ellis Lucille Maxine Ellis, 93, of Keystone Heights died Monday, April 2, 2018 at Putnam Community July 23, 1924 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and had moved to Keystone Heights in 1984 Baptist faith and a homemaker. Her husband, Roy Ellis preceded her in death as well as her siblings. Michael Ellis of Melrose and Gary Lee Ellis of Gainesville. Visitation will be held Friday, April 6 between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Jacksonville Memorial Gardens in Orange Park. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Veterans Hospital, Lake City. A memorial service will be held April 8 at 2 pm at Evergreen Prison with Reverend Jimmy Daniel Hagan 2018 at Riverwood Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home. He was of the Methodist faith and fellowshipped with the community churches of Bradford County. He He was employed with a construction company. He is survived by: sisters, Rosa Demps, Annie Williams, Leona Frazier and Margaret Demps; and many other family members. Church of God by Faith Church, Arrangements are under the direction Visitation will be held on April 6 in the Carl D. Haile Memorial Chapel. Friends 4-6:00 pm. The Cortege will form at the home of Hagan 17774 Northwest 62d Avenue (Pleasant 2018 at 2:00 pm. Jackie Kiser Heights died Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Full obituary is incomplete at this time. Viewing will begin at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 10 at Trinity Baptist Church with funeral services beginning at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor will follow at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Ruby Lewis since 1939. Mrs. Lewis was not only a homemaker, she was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed sewing and crocheting. member of Pine Level Baptist Church, and enjoyed camping and especially watching the deer on her property. Her husband Robert Earl Bobby Lewis had preceded her in death as well as her sister Willie Grinavitch and son in-law Milton Reynolds. Mrs. Lewis is survived by: of Cross Creek; three sisters, Jo Holmes of Cocoa Beach, Gwen Nichols of Deltona, and Minnie McNell of Vero Beach. Also left behind, three grandchildren Kimberly Pogue, Robert Reynolds and Chance Reynolds along with several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 5, in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights.. www. (352) 4733176 Cleveland Phillips Jr., 95, of Lake 31, 2018. He was born in Roane County, Tennessee. He moved to Later he became a store owner and a salesman. He is preceded in death mother, Beatrice Phillips. He is survived by: sons, Grover Dean Phillips, David Tuffy Phillips; daughters, Virginia Phillips, Margaret Bitsy Phillips; grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. William CAROLINA William L. Bill Reynolds, Jr. of Highlands, NC, March 24, 2018. He is survived by: wife, Elaine Westphal Reynolds of Highlands; sons, Charles K. (Christine) Reynolds of Franklin, North Carolina, William H. Reynolds of Marietta, Georgia, Frank Andrew (Lori) Reynolds of Marietta, Georgia; daughter, Marni Rose Reynolds of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and step Arthur Reynolds Potts, Amy Anderson, Catherine Reynolds, and Lily Reynolds and greatgrandchildren, Cayden Anderson and Chase Anderson and a sister Emily Reynolds Thomas Dale of Jacksonville. He was born on Jan. 19, 1929, the son of the late William L. Reynolds of Jacksonville. He moved with the family to Keystone Heights in 1941 and graduated of Florida in Gainesville, and he opened and ran an independent insurance agency in Keystone Heights until his retirement and move to Highlands in 1982. He was a benevolent and loving humanitarian, devoting years of service to community, church, and the Rotary Club in Keystone Heights and Highlands. He was Loving friends and family never stories and jokes. He was loved by all and will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be held Highlands, North Carolina. encouraged to make donation to Hendersonville, NC 28792. Bryant Grant Funeral Home and Crematory, 828 524 2411 in Franklin, North Carolina is in charge of arrangements and an online guest book at is provided in which friends and family may share a fond memory or write a kind expression of sympathy to those who are grieving.


BY CLIFF SMELLEY senior D.J. Mackey may lack experience, but his potential was apparent to a few schools, Carolinas Limestone College, which offered him a scholarship to play football. Mackey, who played just one year in high school, couldnt have imagined he would get such an opportunity, but hes glad to take advantage of it. He signed a letter of intent to play for Limestone during a March 29 ceremony at Its a blessing, said Mackey, who guessed the last time he played football, before his senior When the defensive end was for football, he said it was at the urging of head coach Brian Tomlinson. He told me I was going to get a chance to play quarterback, Mackey said with a laugh. He never gave it to me. Quarterback may be the glamour position, but Mackey fell in love with playing defensive end and playing on that side of the ball in general. You get to hit people, and you dont get in trouble, he said. Tomlinson when he took the year, he saw in Mackey a bigbodied basketball player he thought could contribute on the was told, Tomlinson got Mackey When I got here, I had a few people tell me, Youll never get him out to play. He came out and stuck with it, Tomlinson said. Tomlinson said Mackey may be inexperienced, but his athletic ability was a standout to those colleges who took a look at him. The 6-3, 246-pound Mackey recorded 39 tackles last season and intercepted two passes, one of which he returned approximately 30 yards for a touchdown in a win over Middleburg. I think everybody saw how much of an athlete he is coming off the edge, Tomlinson said, adding, Even though hes big, he can move. Mackey said schools such as in Babson Park and William Iowa, showed interest, but he enjoyed his experience on visit to Limestone. They treated me like I was family on my visit, Mackey said. It just felt like the best place to be. Tomlinson looks forward to watching how Mackey continues to develop and learn the game at Limestone. I think once he starts learning all the techniques he can use and stuff like that, it will help him tremendously, Tomlinson said. experience in college will be no Tornadoes. Ill be nervous, but Ill push through, he said. Tomlinson said it feels good to see a student-athlete like Mackey get the chance to play at the next level. He worked hard, Tomlinson said. There were rough times at the start, but once he got the hang of it, he loved every minute of it. Hes a great, young man. He deserves nothing but the best. Im just really proud of him and all the work he put in to be able to do this. 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Walker Drive(SR 100)Keystone Heights P. Steven Futch Funeral DirectorJoe Gallagher Owner/Funeral DirectorWere here for youTo help celebrate a lifeto help say goodbye.Whether your loved one wanted a traditional funeral or a more casual way to bring family and friends together, well help your remembrance be something special. Let us ease the burden and help you celebrate a life in a wonderful way.Complete Funeral Arrangements Pre-planning Assistance Cremation Services Monuments Out of Town Arrangements Spacious and Intimate Facilities O Street Parking Kelli Parks Moreland Funeral Director620 East Nona Street(corner of SR 100)Starke 904.964.6200 620 East Nona Street(corner of SR 100)Starke 904.964.6200 340 E. Walker Drive(SR 100)Keystone Heights 352.473.3176 T h e h i r i n g o f a l a w y e r i s a n i m p o r t a n t d e c i s i o n t h a t s h o u l d n o t b e b a s e d s o l e l y u p o n a d v e r t i s e m e n t s B e f o r e y o u d e c i d e a s k u s t o s e n d y o u i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t o u r q u a l i f i c a t i o n s a n d e x p e r i e n c e Mark Keystone Heights passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at his home. Mark was born in Jacksonville on Dec. 6, 1958 to Marion Francis and Martha Gayle (Pringle) Wainwright. Raised in Jacksonville, he moved to Keystone Heights with his family 20 years ago. Mark was an active Keystone Heights and enjoyed hunting, riding four wheelers, and mudding. Most importantly, he was dedicated to his family and would always speak of how proud he was of his children. He will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. Preceded in death by his father, Marion, he is survived by his beloved Wainwright, Jr. of Keystone Heights, Matthew T. (Claire) Wainwright of Bishop, Georgia, and Abigail Wainwright of Crescent City; mother, Martha Cowan of Crescent City; and brother, Mike Wainwright of Lake City. Also left behind are his grandchildren, Ethan Wainwright, Brett Williams, Allie Williams, Pippa Wainwright, and Millie Wainwright; as well as numerous other family members, and friends. Bay Road, Keystone Heights. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. 352-473-3176. Ella Willis Willis, 92, of Gainesville died on born in Lake Butler to the late of Lenox Avenue Church of God in Loca Renfroe; and father, Paul Renfroe; and her husband of 47 years, James Willis. Reamer Renfroe; sisters, Dorothy Clyatt, Loca McDavid; and many other family members. A graveside service was held on April 3 at Elzey Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. Bryce Vincent Jones Jones graduates basic military training Airman 1st Class Bryce Vincent Jones graduated from basic military training at Joint Base Antonio. Jones is a 2016 graduate of The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Esther Riviere birthday celebration Former Lake Region resident, Esther Riviere celebrated her 101 year birthday anniversary on March 27, 2018. Esther was associated with the Region from 1939 until 1955 and lived on with a luncheon for the occasion. Esther looks forward to the future and visits from some of her 30 offspring and their wives and husbands. Public invited science lab The public is invited to visit the new science lab at Bradford High Board meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided by the Bradford County Education Foundation. Strawberry Invitational set Club will host the 51 st Invitational April 14-15. Players will be placed in one round scores. The entry fee is $135 per player. Meals are included in the cost. To register, please call the 904-964-5441, or send email to jacksonville@amateurgolftour. net. KHHS baseball team wins 2nd in a row, defeates Middleburg BY CLIFF SMELLEY After losing four in a row, the baseball team has won two in a row, with the latest victory coming by a 12-6 score over host Middleburg on March 29. The Indians (6-8) got two RBI each from Trey Alsabrook, Andrew Cox, Connor Osteen went 2-for-3, while Alsabrook and Cox went 2-for-4 and 2-for5, respectively. Nate Gagnon had one RBI. up one run in four innings on four hits and one walk. He had three strikeouts. Keystone entered the game off a 4-2 District 5-5A win over host Fort White on March 27. Osteen hit a triple and had two RBI, while Gagnon went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. well, while Alsabrook and Alex Kanos each went 2-for-3. Cox went 2-for-4. up no runs in six innings on four strikeouts. Keystone, which is now 3-4 in the district, played district opponent Newberry this past Tuesday and will travel to play Oakleaf on Thursday, April 5, at 4:30 p.m. The Indians host district opponent Palatka on Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m. before traveling to play district April 10, at 7 p.m. letter of intent to play football at Limestone College as Brian Tomlinson BHS, KHHS, UCHS at BY CLIFF SMELLEY Athletic Association released its Friday, April 6, Class 1A boys the results being that Keystone six competing, while Bradford and two, respectively. Automatic state berths were earned by lifters who won regional championships, so as of March 24, Keystone already knew that Dan Dodd (unlimited), be competing. On March 29, the Indians found out they had (183), Chase Musselman (219) and C.J. Parks (129). Bradford had an automatic (unlimited). He will be joined by fellow unlimited lifter Jordan Luke and a pair of teammates that compete in the 169 class: Zion Barber and Taro Ward. 29 that Chase Crawford (139) and Agelu Nunu (unlimited) had earned at-large berths. Panama City Beach. weightlifters honored by BY CLIFF SMELLEY high schools had six and two team honors as The Gainesville Bradford and Keystone Heights lifers in all with the release of its All-Area teams. Kurston Bakken, Josie Godwin, Mia Jackson and Brandy McCoy, who all won Weightlifters of the Year (see related story). McCoy, a junior, won her third straight state title, winning the 199 class with a 500-pound total. Bakken, a senior, won the unlimited class


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Thursday, April 5, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B PAID BY CSTFRemain AnonymousCALL TOLL FREE (8477) STOPP ERS Submit a TIP ON-LINE at: www. HOME MOBILE HOMEB uying or B uilding? Is it insurable? What is the cost?Daryl S. BrewerFREE CONSULTATIONDaryl S. BrewerLicensed Agent386-496-2271dsbrewer@windstream.netINSURANCE BHS grad Baker to be inducted into Santa Fe College Athletics Hall of Fame BY CLIFF SMELLEY He may never have gotten his photo on a box of cereal, but Milton Baker, a 1976 will be honored for his track Fe College Athletics Hall of 10:30 a.m. at the Fine Arts Hall on the Northwest Campus in Gainesville. Bakers friend Willie Perry likes to joke about Baker not joining famous athletes whove had their images grace Wheaties boxes, a joke that stems from 1980 Olympics in Moscow, which he decided not to compete in (the Carter, wound up boycotting the Yet his accomplishments in one earn Hall of Fame enshrinement. Baker won a pair of national championships in the high jump Olympics, winning the high jump there as well. During his senior year at one high jump event. He was second that one time. I had migraines, Baker said. I had gotten sick. I couldnt believe it, he said. left there, I was jumping great, but I quit. I didnt think it would ever lead to anything. Soaring to great high school heights Baker, who now lives in Gainesville, competed in track didnt start out as a high jumper. He competed in the long jump and triple jump. During his junior year, coach Grover Howard asked him to give it a try. Baker did, performing better than the teammate who was already competing in the event. Baker, who played basketball, he ever competed in it, clearing 5-11. He won the long jump at that same meet with a distance of 21-3. During his junior year, Bakers best high jump effort was 6-4, which was good for second at Baker cleared 6-0, but none of those efforts resulted in wins. resulted in him setting a school record of 45-5.25 in the triple jump. He also won the high jump at 6-2 during that meet. Other senior year highlights included setting the school record in the high jump twice, clearing 6-6 and 6-7. He won district championships in the high jump (6-6, which broke the district record of 6-5.25) and long jump (21-6.5) and placing second at state in the high jump by clearing 6-4. Howard, in the April 29, 1976, issue of the Telegraph, said, The key to his success is in his takeoff. Its the best of anyone Ive seen, and Ive seen a lot. The best was yet to come. Shining at collegiate and national levels Baker accepted a scholarship to there, he jumped 7-1 and won the Conference championship in the event. However, Baker didnt like College, which paired him with the coach who got the most out of him Brooks Johnson, who Johnson took the time to explain technique to him and show him how to get better. It was Johnson who convinced him to approach the bar, jump straight up and let his momentum carry him over. Before, Baker would jump toward the bar. One time, he was showing me how to jump, Baker said. I guess it was his way of motivating me, but he bet me money that I wouldnt be able to clear (the bar). It was like 7-3. I just went crazy. Milton Baker clears 6-6 in the high jump during his senior year at Bradford High Milton Baker holds two of the National Junior College Athletic Association All-American awards he earned at be found on the court for the Bradford High School This photo of Milton Baker at Santa Fe College shows him raising his arm to demonstrate the height he jumped competed in the open division. James Pringle was on the competed in the high jump and of Fame. Baker said he found Pringle on Facebook a couple of months ago and asked him, Are you the same James Pringle that high jumped back in the day? Pringle responded, Yeah. Are you the Milton Baker I never could beat? Baker won the junior college indoor national championship in Detroit by clearing 7-0, but he later jumped 7-3.5 to win the outdoor national championship in Champaign, Illinois. That new event the Mini Olympics At the Mini Olympics, Baker competed with such athletes as Franklin Jacobs, whose 7-7 result in the high jump was the world indoor record. Baker, who stands 6 feet, was impressed with the 5-8 Jacobs. It was amazing just to watch that guy walk to the bar and leap over it like he did, Baker said. The coach who worked with the high jumpers at the Mini Olympics said hed be pleased with Baker if he could place third. He didnt even think I could win it, Baker said. I told him, up. Win is exactly what Baker did. Baker admitted Jacobs was having a bad day, but he did not. Baker cleared 7-5. The performance earned him the right to compete in the 1980 Olympics, but Baker wouldnt led boycott didnt take place. He got a woman pregnant and got a job instead. After an unbelievable year, Baker, who couldve taken advantage of opportunities at larger schools, was done with college and done with competing. I wanted to do the right thing, he said. Moving on in life Baker has had regrets about the way things turned out, which is understandable. Who knows how high he couldve gone as a high jumper? However, he never dwelled on the past, choosing instead to move forward on the path he believes God created for him. Like anyone else, Ive had my ups and downs, but Ive been blessed, Baker said. One of those blessings is having his own business. Baker used to drive a truck for a living, but also worked with his brotherin-law at times to make some extra money. His brother-in-law had a lawn service. I just started cutting a few yards here and there, Baker said. Bakers mother, Ruby Fisher, has Alzheimers. As the disease began affecting her, Baker decided to stop driving trucks so he would always be nearby if she needed assistance. Thus, Baker went into lawn care full time, creating Milton Baker Lawn said he was able to triple his truck-driving salary. Ive had it for 20 years now, Baker said. I make a very good


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BY TRACY LEE TATE The Lake Butler Womens Club is a member of the General Federation of Womens Clubs (GFWC), an international organization which began in 1895. Currently, there are more than 90,000 women who are members of Womens Clubs in foreign countries. The federation, and its member clubs, have always promoted the arts, conservation, education, home life, legislation and public policy, domestic violence awareness and many other worthy causes. Each year, member clubs are encouraged to undertake projects and activities in these and other volunteer areas. Each club reports annually to the district, state and national organizations concerning hours spent, contributions made and dollars donated. Clubs are judged on these activities according to the size of their membership (the clubs category), in all three areas. The Lake Butler Womens Club is a member of District Four in Florida. Recently, the Florida District gave out awards to District Four clubs who have reached their goals in helping their area and others in the past reporting year, 2017. Recently, Lake Butler Womens Club President Ann Hendricks traveled to Jacksonville to a district meeting at the Lakeshore Womens Club. The annual awards were announced and presented at this meeting. Hendricks was excited to report to both the club and the Times that the local club was awarded nine awards, eight of place in the district for the clubs category. These awards were: First Place Arts. First Place Outstanding Accomplishment in Programs. Third Place Conservation. Contribution to the GFWC Education. First Place Legislation and Public Policy. Participation in Membership. Participation in Leadership. Award for Contributing to Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention. Of the award the club has won, Hendricks said, The members of our local club are to be commended for their hard their time and talents to make our club the success it is. It is my pleasure to be the president of such willing ladies. On May 2018 in Orlando, the awards for the state of Florida will be given at the annual convention, with all of the clubs in Florida competing in their categories. BY DAN HILDEBRAN A member of the Keystone returned to his hometown after completing Marine boot camp to thank the congregation for experiences on Parris Island. Christopher Roberts told the church, during a Wednesday night meeting that his 13 weeks tough. I wouldnt do it again, he said. It was very hard, but it was hard for a reason. hours on the island, recruits stay of training Receiving Week. undergo initial evaluations, get a haircut and are issued gear and uniforms. Roberts said Receiving Week is a little deceptive, because during that time the recruits only have one drill instructor. He added that at the end of the recruits were shocked to see the additional men who would lead them through the remaining 12 The senior drill instructor told us that the goal is to break the recruits, so the instructors can then build them back up, Roberts said. He added that the other instructors were a knowledge hat: responsible for teaching Marine Corps history and other knowledge, a drill hat: responsible for drill and movements and a kill hat, responsible for discipline. We had two of those, Roberts recalled of the kill hats. They were the ones who messed us up all the time. Roberts also described an episode during Receiving Week called the Moment of Truth: a time for recruits to come clean in the event they lied about their medical histories or backgrounds during the enlistment process. If you lied, you raised your hand during the moment of truth, he recalled. We never saw them again. It was also during Receiving Week that Roberts discovered the mistake he made that would haunt him throughout the entire 13-week boot camp: shaving his head before he arrived on Parris Island. My recruiters told me to let my hair grow out, he said. Roberts ignored the advice and spoiled a boot camp tradition. I made a very bad name for boot camp was especially hard you give your drill instructors is the only impression they need. The drill instructors target the people who look like they are going to be the hardest to break, he added. I guess I was one of them. Roberts said that he became such a target for the drill instructors that at the end of the 13 weeks, parents of other recruits came up to him and said, You are the one that got yelled at. My son wrote about you in his letters to home. However, there was one attention of the drill instructors. Everybody in my platoon loved me because when the drill instructors were messing with me, they werent messing with anybody else, Roberts said. He added that the second week consisted mainly of getting to know the drill instructors and the instructors becoming familiar with the recruits. Its nothing but pick this up, put it down, he said. Do this. can. Another milestone was the gas chamber, where the recruits are exposed to tear gas and practice deploying their masks and chemical gear. Its something that is done in every branch of the military, Roberts said. Ours is a little bit different. We have to do certain exercises. They would rip our gas masks off our faces and throw it across the room. People were sick and crying. It was not fun. The training also forced Roberts to face his fear of heights. For someone like the Keystone Heights resident, the 65-foothigh tower was a struggle. is a seven-day period where the recruits are trained in marksmanship. He won the sharpshooter award during the week. You have marksman, sharpshooter and expert, he short of expert. Grass Week, so named because recruits sit in the grass for hours, That was painful because Im Thursday, April 5, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 9B Week 1: April 3rdEating healthy can taste great!Week 2: April 10thEating healthy on a budget, Nutrition facts & Portion sizeWeek 3: April 17thLosing Weight & Maintaining a healthy body weightWeek 4: April 24thPhysical Activity & Overall Healthy LifestyleWhen?Every Tuesday 5:30-6:30pmWhere?Bradford County Health Dept. 1801 North Temple Ave. Starke, Florida 32091Space is limited, so please call Tracy Toms at 904.964.7732 ext. 1116 to register! Come find me at the Strawberry Festival.Lots of items not just bangles. Will also take any Special orders. 904-885-0405 Facebook @ LCBanglesSuch How to survive Marine boot camp help women in community The Lake Butler Womans Club offers a $500 scholarship for a to attend an accredited university in the state of Florida. Factors that are used in evaluating the applicant include but are not limited to the following criteria: academic performance in high school or GED, goals in education, involvement in the school or community, career served in 1993, the groundwork began for establishing a scholarship to help women in our community further their education. The scholarship was to be given to a young woman who after furthering her education would possibly return to our community and be able to give back. Approval by the club members allowed the a deserving young lady in 1994. The recipient received a check for $200.00. In 2014, the amount increased to $500.00. The past two years the scholarship funds were donated by the family of Joan Gartman, who was a dedicated member of the club for many years.


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Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section living. Unexpected honor He may have put his past behind him, but he gets to revisit it with his induction into the of Fame, 40 years after he last competed in the high jump. Baker said more than 30 people have told him they would be at the induction, including 20 family members who reside in Jacksonville his brother, Ken Jenkins, and his sister Roseanne Dixon live there and his sister Kerry Fisher from Orlando as well as a niece from New York. to be there also. Hes excited, but dont ask him about what hes going to say in front of all those people. He doesnt have a speech prepared as of yet. said. Let someone else start it off. Ill piggy back off of theirs. What makes the honor extra special is the fact that his old coach, Brooks Johnson, is also being inducted. Hes probably going to have a few jokes to tell about me, Baker said. Hes a joker. Theres no telling what hes going to say. Baker may be unsure about the content of his speech, but he knows hell talk about Johnson. Hell never forget how the coach took the time to help him be the best he could be. It meant a lot, Baker said. BAKER Continued from 7B were the other men who were in boot camp with me, he said. He added that the drill sergeants played mental games with the recruits while they sat They will come up and whisper in your ear and try to make you laugh, he said. If you do, you have to run around Parris Island for the rest of the day. It was not fun, but it was all for a reason, he added. The drill sergeants said: theres a reason behind the madness, and theres a lot of truth in that. Now, I can see how Ive changed: what my weak points are, how Ive adapted and how Ive strengthened those weak points, he said. Roberts also said that his undergo four phases of boot camp: an attempt by Marine leaders to smooth the transition from recruit to marine. What would happen is that the new marines would still be in that recruit mentality, said Roberts. They werent really acting like Marines. They were still acting like recruits. The change added an additional seven days to Marine Week: a period of one-on-one tutoring between the instructors and recruits. They mentor you, Roberts said. They sit down with you and help you understand things you didnt get. Roberts said that drill instructors are held accountable for the actions of their charges, even after the new marines join drill instructor, he said. If you they will ask you: who was your drill instructor? If I mess up, thats going to look really bad on him, because he was responsible for training me. Roberts said that prior to Marine Week, the recruits faced marines: The Crucible. Its as bad as it sounds, he said. Its 54 hours of continuous training. It doesnt matter how hot, how cold. You sleep outside, you sleep in a hole, you sleep when you can. We took 30-minute breaks here and there and then youre back on your feet. He also said that The Crucible reinforces the importance of teamwork and leadership. If you are an individual, youre not going to make it, he said. That was one thing that was really hard for people to learn. It was also during The Crucible that Roberts reached his breaking point. He said it occurred during an exercise that reenacted the Battle of Fallujah: the 2004 operation in Iraq in which the First Marine Expeditionary Force was ordered to expel extremists from the city and capture the killers of four American soldiers. Roberts said that his teams mission was to evacuate a casualty. The exercise involved of the casualty: a 100-pound CPR dummy. The four people to carry the casualty back to a simulated helicopter. My job was to point out IEDs (improvised explosive devices), Roberts said. We evac the casualty and on the way back, I took it upon myself to carry the casualty. I wasnt paying attention and my friend to my right stepped on what would rules of the event, he was now a casualty, so the person to my left was now responsible for carrying him, which left only one person providing security. Roberts said when the team made it back to the fabricated helicopter, he reported the incident to his drill instructor. He wasnt screaming at me, Roberts recalled, but he said to me: Roberts, you are the reason someone is going to get killed in combat one day, its going to be because of people like you. Its going to be your fault. You are going to have to look their parents in the eye and tell them their son is not coming home because of a stupid mistake that you made. That was my breaking point, Roberts added. I did not recover from that. I did get back on my feet, but it wasnt like I expected. It took a toll on me. At the conclusion of The Crucible, the recruits hiked 13 miles to the Iwo Jima Monument. gave us a speech, and that is Marines, he said. He formed us up into columns and rows, and our drill instructors handed us our eagle, globe and your drill instructor looked you in the eye and said good job son, It was the most emotional day of my life, Roberts added. Those 13 weeks of me getting messed up and yelled at it made it all worth it. CAMP Kimberly Cunningham to become a registered nurse. and has served our community in the school system as well Department and continues to give back to our community. Recipients of recent years Lexi Whitehead, and Molly of Florida and is continuing her education in pursuit of a masters degree. Lexi and Molly are both in school full time; Lexi at All three young women have continued to be involved in our community either by substituting in our school system, tutoring students individually, or church involvement. In the spring of each year the previous recipient is invited to the Womans Club to speak. It is amazing to hear her experiences, accomplishments, and get an update on her education. This is just one small way that the Womans Club can play it forward and have a positive impact on the lives of young ladies in our community. CLUB