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Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, June 7, 2018 106 th Year 7 th Issue 75 CENTS Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication 904-964-6305 904-964-8628 School Board to meet June 12 The Union County School Board will meet on June 12 at 6 p.m. at the school board meeting room, 55 SW Sixth Street, in Lake Butler. Agenda for the meeting can be viewed public is encouraged to attend. Farmshare on June 9 The June Farmshare food distribution will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 9-11 a.m. at the big pavilion at the Lakeside Park in Lake Butler. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 7 a.m. to assist with the unloading and packaging of the food. Food will be no income requirements to receive food. Revival at New River Methodist Church There will be a revival at New River NC Methodist Church June 10-13 (Sunday through Wednesday). Times are 6 p.m. on Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Evangelists will be Rev. Tommy Walker Sunday; Rev. J.C. Lauramore Monday; Tuesday; and Rev. Tommy Richardson Wednesday. The revival will feature powerful preaching, prayer for the sick and special singing. Everyone is welcome! The church is located on CR-125 in Union County. Class of 1963 to Meet The Union Count High School Class of 1963 will meet for lunch on Thursday, June 14 at noon at the Steakhouse in Starke. There will be a discussion concerning plans for a 55 th class reunion. Friends welcome. Please contact Sharon Berry, email or by phone at 904-272-8891 or 904-553-5123. Farmers Market Coupons Available for Seniors Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. has received coupons for the Florida Elder Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Residents sixty years of age and older who qualify for 185% of the poverty income guidelines based on household size are eligible to receive the coupons. Coupons can be used to purchase fresh vegetables and fruits at the area. Coupons are distributed basis until all coupons are distributed. Interested residents should come by the or call Lala Redmond at the more information. City Fire Station One to be Used by County Judicial resignations: Subverting democracy? Editors note: In March we reported that Union County Judge Bo Bayer was resigning his position yet planned to 2019. We reported that the retirement had the effect of depriving Union County voters of choosing Bayers replacement, who will instead be appointed by the governor. Judge Bayer said his retirement was not an attempt to manipulate the process for rather a move to increase his income. We now are republishing the following story, with permission from Gatehouse Florida on similar judicial retirements in the Sarasota area. BY ZAC ANDERSON Gatehouse Florida When judges step down before candidate qualifying, their replacements are appointed by the governor. As the candidate qualifying period for judicial races approached last month, Sarasota County Judge Judy Goldman angered some lawyers in the region by declaring she planned to resign. Goldmans decision to submit her resignation four days before qualifying began ensured Gov. Rick Scott would pick her replacement rather than the voters of Sarasota County and sparked more debate about whether some judges are undermining the democratic process. There does not appear to be a pressing situation forcing Goldman to resign. Her term ends Jan. 7 and she plans to keep working until Jan. 2. That means the seat will be type of extended vacancy that would strain the court and make it easier to justify taking the decision away from voters. Critics see the move as a blatant attempt to bypass voters and allow the governor and his local supporters to put their hand-picked people in control of the judicial system. Its a subversion of the law of the worst kind in my opinion; I just think its gross, said Philip Padovano, a former circuit and appeals court judge who now works at Padovano handled three cases before the Florida Supreme Court in 2016 that challenged judicial resignations, all of them hewing to a similar pattern: The judges resigned shortly before candidate qualifying but kept working until days before their terms ended. One of the clients Padovano represented was Osprey attorney Elizabeth Boyle. In 2016, 12th Circuit Judge Scott Brownell resigned shortly before candidate qualifying. Brownell made his resignation effective Dec. expired on Jan. 2, 2017. for Brownells seat, but the election was canceled, and Scott appointed Brownells replacement instead. It just seems this is a way people are circumventing the will of the people, Boyle said. Sad day Boyle subsequently challenged the appointment in court. Her case and two other similar cases went before the Supreme Court, which unanimously ruled against the plaintiffs. But four of the seven justices said their decision was based on the type of See JUDGES, 2A Lake Butler Elementary School Straight-A Kindergarten Union County ranks 4 th in state in 3 rd grade reading BY TRACY LEE TATE Telegraph-Times-Monitor Union County students have done it again, scoring fourth in the state in third-grade language arts on the Florida Standards Assessments. Union students earned a score of 70 percent, improving two percentage points from last years score of 68 percent and putting Union County once more in the company of some much larger, and often better funded, school districts. St. Johns County took top honors, with a score of 78 percent, followed closely by Nassau County with 76 percent. Nearby Baker County squeaked by Union by two points, scoring a 72 percent. Traditional rival, Bradford County, made a poor showing at 47 percent, while Clay County, a large and wellfunded county and home of both McRae and Keystone elementary schools, came in with a score of 62 percent. Overall, the state average was just 57 percent and overall, the scores were a little lower this year than in previous years. What these scores mean is the number of students who are reading at grade level or above. This means, in Union County, that 70 percent of the third graders were considered Union County Superintendent of Schools Carlton Faulk said he was very proud of all of the students, parents and school personnel who worked together to contribute to the high score. I want to congratulate everyone, students, teachers and parents, for all of their hard work and the time they spent getting ready for this challenge, Faulk said. We scored fourth out of 67 districts, many of whom are much better funded than we are, but we showed what effort and determination can do. In one year, we rose from eighth to fourth in the state. Our parents do their best to prepare their children to be successful in school and our teachers do an outstanding job teaching the skills our students need to be successful. I cant say enough about the job they all do. I am proud of them all. Union County Director of Curriculum Stacey Rimes credited the attitude of teamwork found among Union County teachers and the attitudes they pass on to their students. I think our students success is due, in large part, to the collaborative efforts of our highperforming teachers, Rimes said. The teachers all exhibit high expectations and communicate them to their students. Everyone works toward a common goal and works together to get there. Lake Butler Elementary School Principal Marcie Tucker said she was very impressed with the third-graders score and said she attributes the success of the reading program to several distinct, if related, things. Firstly, we have a group of hard working, dedicated teachers and support staff who all collaborate together to get students whatever they need, Tucker said. We have reading interventionists, reading coaches and other support staff who all work together with the teachers to provide our students with BY TRACY LEE TATE Telegraph-Times-Monitor Not too long ago the City of Lake Butler entered into an interlocal cooperative agreement protection services in the city. In this agreement, the city made all available for use by the county, station near the water tower in the city. The county has not made use of this building, but now is seeking to relocate the equipment, currently housed in the Emergency Medical Services building, to the city-owned station to assist both departments in having room to operate and grow. The matter was the main reason for a special meeting of the Union County Board of County Commissioners on June 5. Union County EMS Director Wayne Clemons said he needed the room currently being taken $200,000 EMS unit, which did not need to be left sitting outside in the weather. He said he also He also informed the board that he had two fully functional computers which could be sent to the new station for use saving the county the cost of buying new ones for the facility. A number of issues have discussed by the commission last month, including the need for installation of phone and internet services to the new location. Most of the equipment will need to be moved, although a special be left at the EMS building due expense of having it moved. Some electrical work may also be accommodate state requirements for generator placement and operation at the site. At the May meeting of the board it was proposed that the move be accomplished by June 1, a deadline which proved to be impossible to meet with the personnel at hand. Union County Fire Chief Mark Hughes said that his problems with the move were not about moving, it was about the deadline. I somehow got the idea we were just moving equipment and not operations, Hughes told commissioners. Such a move must be well thought out and planned so there will be no possible interruption in service. We dont need to get into a situation where some things are at one location and some things at another and we must spend time running back and forth between the two locations when we should be responding to a call. Hughes said that there were still city records in the building, some of which, such as personnel kept for 20 years or more and he was not sure how informed the city was on these requirements. He was instructed by the board to seek storage options for the records so that the space can be cleared out for use. County Clerk of Court Kellie Connell said that, from a budgetary standpoint, this was the best time of year for the move and any expenses associated with it. Dealing with the expenses this time of year lets us take a little from this years budget, but not enough to be a problem, and then gives us some numbers to deal with so we will know what to put in the next budget to be ready for next year. Connell said the internet cost would be the greatest expense at the site, especially since the city pays the electric as part of the agreement. Lake Butler is a central location in the county and it is a good place to keep equipment, Hughes said. We want to keep our equipment here, but we must make sure that it is all in the same place. Also discussed was the need to keep both stations listed as assist city residents with their insurance rates. Also discussed at the special meeting was the possibility of a state grant for mosquito control. Solid Waste Director Kim Hayes told commissioners that a grant was available for $50,000 for the subsequent years, with matching but at least some required after that. Hayes provided the board with sample budgets of what it would cost to implement such program in Union County, and these showed a substantial portion of the operation funded with county funds. Commissioner Jimmy Tallman said he was all in favor of creating a mosquito control program in the county, but he was concerned about the cost to the county, especially in light of the potential lawsuits over the countys moratorium on phosphate mining. I dont want to see us get into a commitment where we are going to end up owing money we dont have, Tallman said. After Tallmans comments, the board agreed to table the matter until Hayes could determine the amounts and conditions of the matches necessary to participate in the grant. Proposed Ordinance for Dekle Cemetery rules under consideration Cutline BY TRACY LEE TATE Telegraph-Times-Monitor Lake Butler City Commissioners are considering enacting an ordinance which will codify rules and regulations concerning the use of the city owned Dekle Cemetery, as well as establishing acceptable behavior in the cemetery. The ordinance begins by stating that Dekle Cemetery is in the city, except for certain private cemeteries, and that it is unlawful for anyone, be it an undertaker or an individual, to bury the dead body of a human being anywhere else in the city. The proposed ordinance states that the Department of Public Works will be in charge of grounds keeping duties, as well as caring for the fences and other infrastructure. It states that trees may be removed from any lot, at the discretion of the city manager, should the tree be deemed unsafe and likely to cause injury to a person or any improvements in the cemetery. Many of the rules in the proposed ordinance seem to be in the spirit of keeping things as organized as possible in the cemetery, such as measure to keep track of who owns, or is buying, what plot and who has the right to be buried in it. Before a burial may occur, it requires that a burial authorization be secured from the city manager, so that there will be a record of the deceased in connection with the plot they are buried in. A burial permit is also required and must be acquired at least 24 hours before the planned burial and must be signed by the funeral director or a family representative. The family is asked to confer with the city manager to make sure of the location of the desired (owned) plot, once again to avoid mistakes. See CEMETERY, 3A See GRADES, 3A


Union County Times Thursday, June 7, 2018 NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 171.044, Florida Statutes, as amended, that the ordinance, which title hereinaer appears, will be considered for enactment by the City Commission of the City of Lake Butler, Florida, at a public hearing to be held on June 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall, located at 200 Southwest 1st Street, Lake Butler, Florida. At the aforementioned meeting all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the ordinance. e complete legal description of the area to be annexed, as well as a copies of the ordinance, can be obtained from the Oce of the City Manager in the City Hall, at 200 Southwest 1st Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. Ordinance No. 2018-02, Petition No. ANX 18-01, by Fayanne Spitzer and William E. Spitzer, provides for the voluntary annexation of a parcel of land contiguous to the boundaries of the City of Lake Butler, Florida, as shown on the location map below. e area to be annexed is located in Section 29, Township 5 South, Range 30 East, Union County, Florida. e area to be annexed consists of 6.10 acres, more or less. e title of said ordinance reads, as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2018-02 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA, PURSUANT TO PETITION NO. ANX 18-01, RELATING TO VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION; MAKING FINDINGS; ANNEXING TO AND INCLUDING WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA, CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH IS REASONABLY COMPACT, AND CONTIGUOUS TO THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA; REDEFINING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR LAND USE CLASSIFICATION OF THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE ANNEXED; PROVIDING THAT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019, THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE ANNEXED SHALL BE ASSESSED FOR PAYMENT OF MUNICIPAL AD VALOREM TAXES AND BE SUBJECT TO ALL GENERAL AND SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS; PROVIDING THAT EXISTING LICENSED BUSINESSES, TRADES, OR PROFESSIONS OPERATING WITHIN THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE ANNEXED MAY CONTINUE SUCH BUSINESSES, TRADES, OR PROFESSIONS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA; DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, TO FILE CERTIFIED COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FLORIDA OFFICE OF ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH, THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE PROPERTY APPRAISER OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE TAX COLLECTOR OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND ALL PUBLIC UTILITIES AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT BUSINESS WITHIN THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND 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, unless said continuation exceeds six weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. 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 VOLUNTARY ANNEXATIONNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 171.044, Florida Statutes, as amended, that the ordinance, which title hereinafter appears, will be considered for enactment by the City Commission of the City of Lake Butler, Florida, at a public hearing to be held on June 19 201 8 at 6:0 0 p.m. in the City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall, located at 200 Southwest 1st Str eet, Lake Butler, Florida At the aforementioned meeting all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the ordinance. T he complete legal description of the area to be annexed, as well as a copies of the ordinance, can be obtained from t he Office of the City Manager in the City Hall, at 200 Southwest 1st Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. Ordinance No. 201802, Petition No. A NX 18 01, by Fayanne Spitzer and William E. Spitzer provides for the voluntary annexati on of a parcel of land contiguous to the boundaries of the City of Lake Butler Florida, as shown on the location map below. The area to be annexed is located in Section 29, Township 5 South, Range 30 East, Union County, Florida. T he area to be annexed consists of 6.10 acres, more or less. Cannon seeking Union County Commission seat The following is an announcement of intention to candidate. Email announcements to I would like to introduce myself and announce my candidacy to the residents of District 4 in Union County. My name is Lacey D. Cannon and Im 41 years old. I have been married for eight years to my wife, Leslie. I have two sons, Dylan and Logan. I have been a resident of Union county lifelong resident. I currently live in Providence with my wife and son, Logan. He attends school in Union County. I have extensive ties to our community through family and friends. Although I attended school in Fort White I grew up playing pop warner football in Lake Butler. After graduating from Columbia High School in 1994, I joined the Florida Army National Guard where I served 6 years. During this time, I was enrolled at Lake City Community College and became and graduated with my AS degree in Emergency Management. In 1999, I attended Florida State Fire College in Ocala to become employed with Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department where I am a 15-year veteran. I am currently a Rescue Lieutenant and part of the Hazmat Team and hold a wide have spent my whole career as a public servant and would love to be able to serve our community. I am also an instructor at Florida State College of Jacksonville where I teach EMS and Paramedic school. I am a man of integrity. I will not let the political atmosphere cloud my judgment or character. I stand strong for the things I believe in and will not back down when things need to be done and completed in the right manner. I look forward to meeting or talking to anyone that would like to discuss the future of our community and the issues we face. I am a proven public servant and look forward to taking on any and all challenges to better our community with your support. Thank you and God Bless, Lacey D. Cannon Lacey D. Cannon legal relief being sought, and not the merits of whether judges should be appointed under such circumstances. They essentially ruled against Boyle and the other plaintiffs on a technicality but said they would have supported the plaintiffs if the cases were being decided solely on the merits of the issue. A number of the Supreme Court judges said they agreed with a dissenting opinion Padovano issued as an appeals court judge in a 2014 case that also dealt with a judge who resigned just before an election and made his resignation effective shortly before the end of his term. Jacksonville attorney David for the seat being vacated by Fourth Circuit Chief Judge Donald Moran, and Trottis paperwork initially was accepted, according to a report in the Florida Bar News. But state election Trotti that he couldnt run for the seat and that Scott would appoint Morans successor. Trotti challenged the decision. Both the circuit court and appeals court upheld Scotts right to appoint Morans replacement. Noting that Morans seat would be vacant for just three days, Trottis legal team argued the vacancy was not unreasonable and did not warrant taking the decision to selected Morans replacement away from voters. We cannot engage in a determination of what does or does not constitute an unreasonable vacancy warranting an appointment, First District Court of Appeal Judge Clayton Roberts wrote in the majority opinion. Padovano dissented in the First DCA ruling, writing that the effect of the courts decision is to bestow upon an individual judge the power to block an election by resigning just short of the end of his or In the 2016 Supreme Court cases, Justice Barbara Pariente wrote an opinion signed by two other judges in which she stated that I agree with the dissent in Trotti. If this case were before us on the merits to decide the constitutional question and we were thus not constrained by the narrow scope of mandamus relief, I would adopt the reasoning of Judge Padovanos dissent. In my view, it is most consistent with the intent of our Constitution and our citizens that favor election of circuit and county judges over the appointment process. Pariente added that no individual judge should be able to circumvent the intent of the provisions of the Florida Constitution that state the election of county and circuit judges shall be preserved. Justice Peggy Quince and former Justice James Perry signed on to Parientes opinion. Justice Fred Lewis wrote a separate opinion in which he also blasted the idea of appointing judges under such circumstances, saying common sense that an elected judge in the last year of a term could unilaterally effect such a change by simply resigning before the statutory qualifying period with an effective date just days before the end of the term. A gubernatorial appointment in such a scenario serves no purpose because the Florida justice system sustains no negative impact when a judge resigns before the electoral process has commenced, but effective many months later, only in the last days of his or her term. Lewis added that it is truly a sad day for Floridians when their trial court judges may manipulate the electoral process and prioritize their personal preferences over those espoused in the very Constitution they swore to defend. Lack of competition Padovano said he is surprised judges continue to resign in such a manner, considering that a majority of the Supreme Court criticized the practice. I cannot believe that somebody actually is still doing this in the face of that Supreme Court opinion, said that its wrong to do it. You have four justices who said that. However, one of the justices Perry has left the court and was replaced by a more conservative judge. Its not clear how the majority would rule on the merits of such a case today. A spokesman for the 12th Judicial Circuit which covers Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties said both Goldman and 12th Circuit Chief Judge Charles Williams declined to comment on Goldmans resignation. Frustration has been growing among some lawyers about the lack of competition for judicial seats in the 12th Circuit. Over the last 10 years there have only been four competitive judicial races in the Circuit, including one this year for the seat held by Judge Brian Iten, who is the only sitting judge to be challenged in the last decade. During that same time there have been 13 judicial resignations in the circuit. Out of that group, three judges resigned county judgeships to become circuit judges and at least two resigned because they reached the 70-year-old age limit for judges. Judge John Lakin resigned in 2016 during an ethics investigation. In his resignation letter, Lakin said he resigned for professional and family reasons. Some judges including Goldman gave no reason for their resignation in letters submitted to Scott. Manipulation of process But Goldman may have faced competition this cycle. Sarasota City Commissioner Hagen Brody was considering running against her. A judges impact on our community is far reaching and its a high honor, Brody said. Some very well respected members of our community asked me to entertain a run and I gave it its due consideration but ultimately I never had to decide one way or another and Im happy doing the job I was elected to do. Brody declined to offer his Goldmans resignation, other than to say that generally speaking I favor giving the public the chance to weigh in elections. If Goldman had lost to Brody she would not have been allowed to work as a senior judge, which allows judges to generate income after the retirement age mandated in the Florida Constitution. The resignation letter Goldman sent to Scott on April 26 does acknowledge that her departure will lead to a gubernatorial appointment. will appoint an excellent, 12th Circuit vacancies during your term with excellent appointees, who continue to serve with great distinction and admiration, Goldman wrote. Brownell wrote something similar when he resigned. I know you will appoint someone who is well tirelessly to serve the people of this Circuit and the State of Florida, he wrote. None of the other local judges who resigned over the last decade made a point of praising the appointment process in their letters to Scott. Most of the resignations have not drawn much public scrutiny. But they have not gone unnoticed in the legal community. It would be nice to let the system work as it should and allow for the elections. Why that doesnt happen often in our circuit I dont know, said Maria Ruhl, a Venice attorney who is challenging Judge Iten. Ruhl, 40, said being a judge is a lifelong dream. The people have the right to choose for themselves who should be a judge, thats the way our systems designed, she said. The spate of resignations has allowed Scott to reshape the 12th Circuit. Of the 31 judges in the circuit, Scott will increase to 12 when Scott appoints Goldmans replacement. Thats nearly 40 percent of the circuit judges. Having judges resign shortly before an election but keep serving until shortly before their terms are up is a relatively new phenomenon, Padovano said. He believes it makes a mockery of the election process and will not withstand legal scrutiny over the long run. Thats kind of a manipulation of the process we shouldnt tolerate, he said. JUDGES Continued from 1A


Thursday, June 7, 2018 Union County Times 3A 386-496-9656 620 East Main Street Lake Butler, FL 32054(Across from Subway Plaza) 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 Interim Editor: Dan Hildebran 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 Legals UCT Legals 6/7/18 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an ordinance, which title hereinafter appears will be considered for enactment by the Board of County Commissioners of Union County, Florida, at a public hearing on June 18, 2018 at 5:50 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, Union County Courthouse located at 55 West Main Street, Lake Butler, Florida. A copy of said ordinance may be inspected by any member Board of County Commissioners, located at 15 Northeast First Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. On the date, time all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the ordinance. The title of said ordinance reads, as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2018-05 AN ORDINANCE OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 95-04, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED THE UNION COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, LDR 18-01, BY FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY, TO AMEND THE TEXT OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 2.1 ENTITLED DEFINITIONS ADDING CERTAIN DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.2 ENTITLED SUPPLEMENTARY DISTRICT REGULATIONS ADDING SECTION 4.2.38 ENTITLED SOLAR FARMS; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.5.5 ENTITLED SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS ADDING SOLAR FARMS AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION WITHIN THE A AGRICULTURAL ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.16.5 ENTITLED SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS ADDING SOLAR FARMS AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION WITHIN THE I INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the hearing. decide to appeal any decisions made at this public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may need the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and be based. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Dianne Hannon, Secretary to the Board of County Commissioners at 386.496.4241 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please 1.800.955.8770 or 1.800.955.8771. 6/7 1tchg-UCT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ordinance, which title hereinafter appears, will be considered for enactment by the City Commission of the City of Lake Butler, Florida, at a public hearing on June 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall, located at 200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at the Hall, at 200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. On the date, time all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the ordinance. The title of said ordinance reads, as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2018-02 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA, PURSUANT TO PETITION NO. ANX 18-01, RELATING TO VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION; MAKING FINDINGS; ANNEXING TO AND INCLUDING WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA, CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH IS REASONABLY COMPACT, AND CONTIGUOUS TO THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA; REDEFINING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR LAND USE CLASSIFICATION OF THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE ANNEXED; PROVIDING THAT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019, THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE ANNEXED SHALL BE ASSESSED FOR PAYMENT OF MUNICIPAL AD VALOREM TAXES AND BE SUBJECT TO ALL GENERAL AND SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS; PROVIDING THAT EXISTING LICENSED BUSINESSES, TRADES, OR PROFESSIONS OPERATING WITHIN THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE ANNEXED MAY CONTINUE SUCH BUSINESSES, TRADES, OR PROFESSIONS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA; DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, TO FILE CERTIFIED COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FLORIDA OFFICE OF ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH, THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE PROPERTY APPRAISER OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE TAX COLLECTOR OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND ALL PUBLIC UTILITIES AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT BUSINESS WITHIN THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any 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, unless said continuation exceeds six weeks from the date of 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 proceedings is made, which record upon which the appeal is to be based. Any person requiring auxiliary aids at 386.496.3401 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please 1.800.955.8770 or 1.800.955.8771. 6/7 1tchg-UCT The City of Lake Butler will hold a public hearing on June 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the City of Lake Butler City Hall located at 200 SW 1st Street, Lake Butler, Florida 32054 to consider The hearing will be held to comply with CDBG rules that require a public listed in the original Application for Funding. The public hearing will be held to discuss the proposed Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The hearing is being held in accordance with subsection question, prior to the meeting, please contact Dale Walker, City Manager at A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION 6/7 1tchg-UCT David Robertson running for circuit judge The following is an announcement of intention to candidate. Email announcements to With a judge now retiring, circuit judge candidate David Robertson is running for the open seat, offering over 20 years experience as a practicing attorney here in North Florida. David Robertson is currently employed by the Florida Department of Transportation as Chief Counsel of its District 2 the past 10 years. District 2 is the departments largest geographic district and is comprised of 18 counties across North Florida, from Nassau and St. Johns Counties on the east coast to Madison and Levy Counties on the west coast and includes the six counties that comprise the Eighth judicial circuit: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy and Union. David advises the district secretary and district executive committee on a variety of complex legal issues associated with implementation of the districts annual billion-dollar work program. He serves on statewide leadership team; supervises eminent domain litigation assigned to the district properties and tens of millions of dollars annually; supervises other legal work assigned to the district in the areas of construction, maintenance, procurement, funding and environmental regulation; and manages a team of eight attorneys and four paralegals assigned to the district litigates eminent domain cases and performs transactional work, including the negotiation and drafting of complex agreements with developers, counties, municipalities and other state agencies primarily involving the development of transportation systems. David proudly serves the State of Florida and the country as National Guard. He holds the rank of Major with over 16 years of service. David currently serves as the Command Judge Advocate for the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the guards largest major subordinate command. His experience includes deployment overseas as part of the Global War on Terrorism in support of Operation Enduring Freedom / Freedoms Sentinel (2015-2016); assigned by the Chief of Staff of the Florida Army National Guard to assist with drafting proposed revisions to the Florida Code of Military Justice (2018); one of three judge advocates assigned to Joint Task Force RNC for the 2012 Republican National Convention; and state active duty for multiple hurricanes. David advises the command on international and domestic operational law, law and administrative law. His military justice experience includes serving in the roles of prosecutor, defense counsel and legal advisor (similar to the role Prior to accepting the Chief Counsel position with FDOT in early 2008, David was in private practice and developed a broad base of experience representing individuals, businesses and governmental bodies across North Florida. His experience outside of FDOT includes civil litigation, appeals, real property and other transactional work, consumer protection, warranties, age and sex discrimination, family law and serving as city attorney for a small municipality. David also served the Florida Bar as chairman of a local grievance committee. His community service includes serving on local boards of directors for the United Way and the Chamber of Commerce and coaching several little league sports teams. David and his wife, Bonnie, have been married for over 15 years and have six children. The family attends Greenhouse Church. David Robertson VFW Post 10082 Offers Special Bingo Jackpot The VFW Post 10082, located off S.R. 231 in Lake Butler, invites anyone who is 18 or older to come out and play Bingo on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the post. For info please call Barbara Fischer at 904-263-0647. Everyone is encouraged to come on out and play. City workers will not be responsible for opening and closing graves, as this must be done by a state approved vault company, although city personnel will approve and monitor the opening of any of the burial spaces in the cemetery. Rules are also established for cremains, such as approved containers and how many may be buried per plot. Cremains will also require a burial permit to be buried. In what some city commissioners commented might be a problem, the ordinance prohibits interment and disinterment on the holidays: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving or the day after, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve. Other dates may be prohibited on an as needed basis by the city commission. The proposed ordinance states that the cost of burial plots will be reviewed annually, and may be revised at that time, by the city commission. Plots purchased at the time of need must be fully paid before internment will be allowed. The city manager will have the right to decide whether or not it is appropriate for the city to repurchase any plot once it has been sold and, if he deems it appropriate, shall pay no more than 75% of the current fee. City workers are prohibited from taking any compensation from anyone for cleaning lots or collecting fees for the sale of lots. A provision is in place for the burial of paupers, who shall be buried through the auspices of the director of public works when he is directed to do so by the city commission and/or the city manager. A special section of the cemetery will be reserved for this purpose. Other proposed rules ask visitors to the cemetery to and damaging landscape plants, sitting on monuments or defacing/damaging them in any way, avoiding loud talking and profanity in the cemetery and removing any rubbish from the grounds or placing it in proper containers. The ordinance will also set a speed limit of 5 mph inside the cemetery and prohibit parking that obstructs driveways or on burial spaces. Also prohibited will be the sounding of horns, sirens or other amplifying devices, including loud music, inside the cemetery unless there is an emergency. Also prohibited and plants, the placement of advertising, the use of metal detectors, non-service animals or pets and alcoholic beverages. Other measures deal with the type, size and placement of markers and how graves may be decorated. CEMETERY Continued from 1A As noted by City Manager Dale Walker at the most recent city commission meeting, the commission has been discussing creating rules for the cemetery for some time, concerned about maintaining an appropriate and respectful environment at the city owned enterprise. The ordinance commissions June 19 meeting. whatever help they need to succeed. One of the most important facets of our reading program, as well as our overall educational program, is the relationships that develop between the teacher and their students. This knowledge of their students, combined with a knowledge of the state standards, make our teachers able to do whatever is needed to lead our students to success. More scores on are in the out in the next month or so. Union students are always strong in math, so there very well may be no bad surprises there, but third-grade students who showed just what they could do, to the entire state. GRADES Continued from 1A


Union County Times Thursday, June 7, 2018 Lake Butler Elementary School Straight-A Kindergarten More Fun at the Library The Union County Public Library is geared up for summer fun and offering something for everyone in the family. Adult programs are open to adults age 18 and up and are presented on the second Tuesday of each month. On June 12 Dip Art and on July 10 Canvas Art. The summer adult programs will conclude with Frame Art on August 14. Summer programs, for teens and tweens 11 years old and up, are ready to begin with Teen Art programs beginning June 19 with Canvas Art and continuing on July 17 with Wood Art. There will be free snacks and prize drawings at both these events. Thursdays at 10 a.m. the summer Libraries Rock program will be offered, beginning on June 7 with Lets Rock featuring live Rock and Roll Music. 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.


Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, June 7, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Bradford Extensions DeValerio set to retire BY CLIFF SMELLEY You cant stop time, so its best to make the most of it. Thats what Jim DeValerio plans to do. The Bradford County University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension agent said it was hard to believe it was time to think about retirement when he about the deferred retirement option plan. It was hard enough to believe he was old enough to have grandchildren, he said. for DeValerio, who worked 12 years as a UF/IFAS Extension agent after spending 25 years working in research at UF. However, because of his accrued leave time, his last day will actually be sometime this month. A couple of years ago, a friend asked DeValerio, So, how much time do you have left? When he replied he hoped he had 10, 20 or 30 years, the friend asked, But I thought you were retiring. DeValerios response was, Well, I hope theres life after retirement. Itll be an adjustment, DeValerio said. Ill feel like a dog that might be getting out of a fence and doesnt know quite which direction to run. Im probably going to run in a lot of different ones. Love of the outdoors leads to a career DeValerio grew up in Fort Lauderdale. He was a member of the Boy Scouts and enjoyed such activities as camping, scuba diving and skin diving. After graduating from Stranahan High There are a lot of surgeons and doctors in my family, particularly on my moms side, but I had a little problem understanding math, DeValerio said. I had a mental block on algebra for the longest time. His backup plan took into account his interest in natural resources, which derived from the outdoors activities he enjoyed growing up. He decided to study forestry. DeValerio earned his bachelors degree at UF and spent worked doing research on growing trees for energy. I had to grow 60 different kinds of trees in three different climate zones in the state, DeValerio said. The price of oil decreased, however, which brought a halt to research into alternative fuels. I was without a job, DeValerio said. I interviewed in plant pathology. I wasnt the strongest plant pathologist, but I DeValerio was hired by Dr. Rahghavan Charudattan to what he called germ warfare on weeds. It was biological control of weeds using plant pathogens, which totally turns people off if you say that at a party, DeValerio said with a laugh. Charudattan retired in 2006, so DeValerio was looking for another job. He discovered a position was open at the UF/IFAS County, a place he knew well. A great match DeValerio and his wife, Cindy, who is also from Fort Lauderdale and a UF graduate as well were living in Ocala. DeValerio worked a temporary summer job at Container Corporation following his graduation, which had him working in Archer and Callahan, though he began traveling more to Callahan than to Archer. His wife worked in Hawthorne for the Alachua County School District. Bradford County was a good midpoint between Hawthorne and Callahan, DeValerio said. DeValerio eventually got his full-time position at UF, while Cindy began working for the Bradford County School District. Shes currently the coordinator of the Rainbow Center. The next thing you know, youre having kids, buying your own house, putting roots down and really loving the community, DeValerio said. When DeValerio saw that the looking to hire an agent, the opportunity seemed perfect. It was a great match because I raised my family here, he said. I really preferred to work in a county that would have an impact on the community I raised my kids in and my wife worked in. DeValerio was hired as an agricultural and community development agent. Despite his initial concerns, his transition to UF/IFAS work was easy, thanks to his prior experience working under Charudattan. DeValerio worked all over the state in such areas as weed science, plant pathology, herbicide technology ecology and soil. Another important factor in job he knew the people in the community. There was already a built-in trust, DeValerio said. Despite living in Bradford, DeValerio said he wasnt familiar with the countys farmers. However, he said it didnt take long to earn their trust. He just made it a point to show up to do his work and to be honest with them. If he didnt know something, he told them. DeValerio recalled an incident a couple of years ago. A farmer requested a soil test. DeValerio said hed do the test, but because Bradford County Master Gardeners are pictured at Walt Disney Worlds Epcot, where See RETIRE, 2B


2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section of the fact hed just had knee surgery, the farmer would have to go out and collect the soil samples. That farmer told DeValerio, If you need to do any other farms, we can ride around. Ill be your legs for the day. Never a dull moment His experiences as a UF/IFAS Extension agent were varied. DeValerio worked with local crops and assisted farmers in competitive. The goal was to give farmers an assist. We dont want clients who are dependent on us, DeValerio said. We want clients who are empowered decision-makers through knowledge gain. DeValerio was also responsible for working with Buzz Busters, a group that consisted of volunteers that collected adult mosquitoes purposes to help with mosquitocontrol efforts, and the UF/ IFAS Master Gardener program, which trains volunteers to assist the public with such things as landscaping, plant nutrition and pest control. Not one aspect of his job was more enjoyable than the others. Thats because ultimately he was doing the same thing, whether he was working with farmers, Buzz Busters volunteers or Master Gardeners. The main thing is youre helping people, and youre making an impact, DeValerio said. If he couldnt directly help someone, DeValerio had his UF/ IFAS colleagues he could rely on. He once visited a farmer who was producing onions in which a majority were two or three bulbs instead of one, which was unusual for the variety he was growing. DeValerio had no idea why that was happening. DeValerio contacted one of a UF/IFAS colleague, who RETIRE See DEVALERIO, 3B New resource helps transportation options in their communities When older adults stop driving, they may worry about losing their independence. Now, a University of Florida and Florida Department of Transportation Safe Mobility for transportation options so they can get to medical appointments, go shopping, head out with friends, or travel wherever else they want to go. UF and FDOT have launched the website FindaRideFlorida. org, which features transportation options in all of Floridas 67 counties. We know that a lack of transportation can have a big impact on physical and mental health. We want people to continue to meet their daily needs, participate in their communities and do the things they enjoy, said Sandra Winter, the UF teams project leader and the associate director of the Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation, or I-MAP, housed in the department of occupational therapy at the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions. Site users indicate their starting location and can select purpose of trip and special needs, such as wheelchair accommodations. Search results list the various transportation providers in that geographical area, along with details on cost, reservation requirements, service hours and contact information. Providers include traditional taxi companies, public transportation, services. Everyones mobility needs are unique, and by providing our aging population access to more transportation options, it will help older adults remain independent and connected to their communities, said Gail M. Holley, FDOT Safe Mobility for Life program manager. The sites design features address the needs of users with low vision, and the site offers links to resources for screen readers that read the content aloud. While FindaRideFlorida. org was developed with older adults in mind, the site is open to users of any age. UF and online transportation database in 2004. The newly launched offers several technological upgrades over the previous database, including the use of geographic information system mapping to make the site more accurate and user-friendly. The GIS data captured by could also inform state transportation policy, said Sherrilene Classen, director of I-MAP and a professor and chair of the UF department of occupational therapy. Find a Ride data enables public transportation agencies and decision-makers to respond to transportation gaps more effectively, leading to better, more equitable public transportation service planning and delivery populations in Florida, she said. Ultimately, Classen said, the goal is that transportation options in Florida pass the ice cream test, an idea proposed by Joseph F. Coughlin, the founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technologys AgeLab. If an older adult desires to have an ice cream cone at 9 p.m. on, lets say, a Thursday evening, they should be able to obtain just that via user-friendly alternative transportation services, Classen said. In addition to Winter and Classen, UFs FindaRideFlorida. org development team includes Ilir Bejleri, an associate professor of urban and regional planning in the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning who led the geographic information system mapping component; Jason Rogers, web and database developer, and Donna Schoenfelder, database assistant, both in the department of occupational therapy; Marni Fowler, a junior mapping developer at the College of Design, Construction and Planning; and senior developer of the College of Design, Construction and Planning. ACORN receives grant for veteran dental health ACORN Clinic is pleased to announce it has received a $30,000 grant from the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust. These funds will be used to provide preventive and restorative oral health care for low-income disabled veterans with substantial dental needs and who do not have veterans With this grant, ACORN Clinic expects to provide dental care for nine to 15 disabled veterans. Care provided will include annual exams and treatment planning, bi-annual cleanings, and restorative care as needed, dentures and partial dentures. ACORN Clinic intends that after initial treatment these veterans will be able to able to sustain their dental health with ongoing preventive oral healthcare and avoid dental emergencies in the future. Serving the underserved is an important part of ACORNs See ACORN, 6B


grew up on a farm and had years of experience. That colleague immediately knew that something perhaps drought or frost had affected the onions growth plates. Being able to tap into that (expertise) is huge, DeValerio said. It really sustains us. With its proximity to UF, able to afford opportunities for graduate students, which can in example, DeValerio said hes been working with two students in UFs Doctor of Plant Medicine Program who have been attempting to trap an invasive squash bug that has been hurting crops in such states as Arizona and Texas. The bug has been intercepted in Florida, but the students believe the states humidity prohibits the bugs from becoming established here. The students, accompanied by DeValerio, have been visiting Bradford farms every week or two. It has been a learning process for all involved. They get an Extension experience. They get to meet farmers, DeValerio said. They work with the farmers, explaining to them what insects, diseases and weeds they are actually help me do Extension work. Though he worked just 12 years in Extension, he will receive a National Association of County Agricultural Agents Distinguished Service Award after nomination by the Florida Association of County Agricultural Agents. It was a real compliment, said DeValerio, who insisted so many others others whove worked as agents longer than him were worthy of the award. What now? DeValerio said he wants to spend more time with his mother, Sally, who lives in Keystone Heights, and his grandchildren. His son Justin, who lives in Jacksonville, has a son, Callen, with his wife, Kate, while his son Kyle, who is stationed in Hawaii with the Army, has a son, Joshua, with his wife, Candice. (DeValerio also has a daughter, Kristin, who lives in Houston with her husband, Jeff Suhey.) DeValerio enjoys woodworking and said he has a lot of wood at home just waiting for some time and attention. Hell probably do quite a bit that keeps his hands busy, including taking care of his home. There are a lot of things, of course, that need to be done around the house, DeValerio said. He may re-enter the workforce (hes received several offers), but seeing as how he worked all through school at UF, its time to take a break. I want a little gap in there to catch up on some things around the house and take a breath, he said. And then, like that dog thats gotten out of the fence, hell eventually decide which way to go. Thursday, June 7, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B 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 Hope Christian Academy holds commencement BY DAN HILDEBRAN Hope Christian Academy sent out into the world last week. Ashley Hughes, Jacob Lowe, Jordan Oliver, Dawson Rosier and Laney Sibley turned their tassels at the conclusion of a graduation commencement ceremony Thursday, May 31. PTO President and senior class sponsor Virginia Denmark, Director of Operations Terry Denmark and Director of Education Michelle Lawson started the ceremony by presenting the Joe Murphy Memorial Scholarship to Valedictorian Ashley Hughes and Salutatorian Jordan Oliver. Terry Denmark then thanked the schools teachers, staff and school board for their contributions throughout the year. He also recognized graduating senior Jacob Lowe for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and for receiving the American Legion School Award. He also recognized Damien Disbrow for earning the Trinity College Presidential Ambassador Scholarship. VeRonica Owens, Rose Owens and Frances Duty awarded the Duty-Owens Scholarship to Ashley Hughes and Jordan Oliver. During her salutatorian speech, Jordan Oliver told her classmates that she believes the Class of 2018 will change the world for God. Some of us will go on to be teachers, she said, some of us will go on to be writers to encourage the lost, some of us will go on to heal the wounded and some of us will go on to do other things. Valedictorian Ashley Hughes asked her fellow seniors to thank the people who have them helped complete high school. She added that whatever path in life each graduate takes, they them happy. Mark Twain once said that if you enjoy your job, youll never work a day in your life, she said. Hughes added that the path will not always be easy, but the outcome will be well worth the climb in the end. Guest speaker VeRonica Owens based her speech on Mark Battersons book: In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. The book is about the Old Testament character Benaiah and Owens said one of its primary themes is that successful people take risks. She then reviewed the risks she took throughout her career, including going to law school, accepting a job as an with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and starting her own law practice in Keystone Heights. Owens concluded her talk by warning the graduates about one important decision each will likely face over the next decade: marry the right person, she said. Youre probably not thinking about that now, she said, but I deal in divorce. I deal in people having kids out of wedlock, trying to work out those things. Take your time. Marry the right person. God will write that love story. In his charge to the graduates, Hope Baptist Church Pastor Larry Strickland told the graduates to be careful about the choices they make in life. A lot of the choices that are made now, Mom and Dad does that for you, he said, and the older youve gotten, youve made a few choices on your own, but when you leave home, youll make a lot of choices. So, what Id like to encourage you today to do is be sensitive to the dwelling presence of the Spirit of God. Use that gift of discernment when you make choices. Strickland added that prayer and Bible reading lead to good choices. He also said that when people make the wrong decisions, God will forgive. He forgives when I make a bad choice, Strickland said, but the key to Jesus forgiveness is that when He forgives, His spirit convicts me, and I dont have a heart to do that anymore. I dont want to go there anymore, and my next choice will be a right choice. Hope Baptist Church DEVALERIO Continued from 2B


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The award is really a recognition of not only the conservation thats being done here, but its a recognition of that relationship we have between the military and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oetker said. The Military Conservation Partner Award has been presented annually since 2004. This marks just the second year a National Guard facility has received it. The red-cockaded woodpecker numbers at Blanding were such that birds were brought in from the outside to supplement the population. By enhancing the birds habitat and creating new nest cavities in trees, Blanding exceeded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services recovery goal for the birds. Now, breeding pairs of woodpeckers are moved from Blanding to areas where the birds numbers are low. In regard to gopher tortoises, Blanding, by collaborating with the Gopher Tortoise Advisory Group, is allowed to move the animals within its installation to keep them out of the way of military training. Prescribed burns help support the habitats of both animals, while also enhancing the reason for Blandings existence. Our mission is to support the folks in green, said Paul Catlett, the environmental program manager at Blanding. Prescribed burning aids in the regeneration of longleaf woodpeckers, and clears the tortoises. It also allows for easier removing the fuel that can lead My job here is to provide training areas where these soldiers can train realistically, Catlett said. We keep the woods burned so they can play with all the toys they want. A lot of their Catlett was thrust into the spotlight during the award presentation, but he said in no way is he even close to deserving the credit for what takes place at Blanding. Gesturing toward the back of the room, Catlett said, I had some wise counsel with a previous post commander, who said, Just surround yourself with smart people. Thats exactly what Ive done. There are folks back there a whole lot smarter than I am. You get good folks passionate about what they do and give them lots of rope. Every one of those folks Ive got working with me, they run to the end of that rope every time. It amazes me what they accomplish. Its more than just the personnel on Blanding, Catlett said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has been an important partner. Referencing a recent prescribed burn of 3,000 acres, Catlett said, I think I had more Fish and Wildlife folks on the ground than I had my folks on the ground. We had Fish and Wildlife aircraft in the air. Really, it was such a necessary partnership. When he arrived at Blanding 24 years ago, Catlett said he had a staff of four, which was not enough people to be solely responsible for prescribed burns, managing red-cockaded woodpecker populations, etc. Once we teamed up, the sky was the limit, Catlett said. We were able to accomplish a tremendous amount. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a key partner as well, though Catlett said the relationship was rocky when he red-cockaded woodpeckers were having on military installations at that time. Oetker said the relationship developed over time after what he said was referred to as The Woodpecker Wars. Catlett said all parties involved wanted the same thing. It was just a matter of getting together and establishing that working relationship. We just had to pull it all together, Catlett said. Camp Blanding has been recognized for its conservation efforts in the past. It received a Secretary of Defense Environmental Award (Natural Resources Conservation, Large Installation) in 2015 and a Secretary of the Army Environmental Award in 2016. I would love to take some credit for our environmental program, said Col. Matt Johnson, Blandings post commander, but honestly, I cant take anything. When I came here two and a half years ago, I was like, Wow. I cant believe what Paul Catlett and his crew do here for Camp Blanding and for the environment. Trailblazers had Floridas pioneer spirit BY JAMES WILLIAMS This excerpt is from a forthcoming book, Four Florida Roads, by former Monitor editor James Williams. As the title suggests, the book covers the history and impact of Bellamy Road, The Tamiami Trail, U.S. 301 and I-95. Williams hopes to have the book available in print and/or digital versions by the end of this year. The Tamiami Trail was created in 1915, in the mind of Miami and Florida tax assessor and corporate CEO, James Jaudon. But between World War I, a about who paid for what and construction issues, once started, the project fell idle. In 1923, a group of publicspirited, west coast citizens banded together to rekindle interest in completing the road. They called themselves The Trailblazers; their goal was to drive automobiles across the Everglades--without a road, just to show it could be done. Jaudon and Russell Kay, business manager of Tampas The Florida Grower, organized a group to lead the charge. The Trailblazers would get hundreds of inches of world press before and after the trek. Jaudon himself would not be among the Trailblazers, due to a legislative session in Tallahassee, he said. He had crossed the Everglades by boat or on foot on several occasions. In 1923, there would be no way for the explorers to communicate with the outside world once on the trail. Trailblazers Kay and Allan H. Andrews were or would be newspaper writers. Andrews published his memoir, A Yank Pioneer in Florida. Kays story appeared in his weekly column Too Late to Classify for the Estero Sun. (His syndicated column appeared in the Bradford County Telegraph for a while.) Kays adventure was also published in a 1971 Florida Historical Society Quarterly. Kay counted 21 members in the group; Andrews 26. The writers agreed there were seven Fords. Additional autos included an Elcar, an Overland and probably a 1923 Ford pickup truck used as a commissary. Andrews described the Everglades as a place where law and order are practically unknown. The Everglades was a last refuge of Seminoles, moonshiners, bootleggers and outlaws. With no roads, there were Miccosukee, Seminole and settler ox-trails through cypress hammocks and high spots amidst muck and water. Natives and white squatters went about on shallow water. Among lily pads and switch grass were hundreds of small islands dotting the watery vista; Seminole and Miccosukee families lived in thatched-roof chickees with no walls. The murky water wasnt so deep, but could be dangerous. The expedition was led by the manager of a title and trust company. Kay noted the rest of the men in the group, .were city-born and city-bred, and they joined the party more as a lark than anything elseThey had very little knowledge or understanding of what lay ahead of them. By boat or on foot, the trip was at best a four day trek. An incomplete grade from Miami jutted 40 miles into the swamp; in the west glades were piles of limestone and dirt where Jaudon built the road across his property. Lee County presented On April 24, 1923, they set out on dirt roads from Fort Myers with stopovers at Bonita Springs and Estero to pick up more Trailblazers. The road south from Fort Myers to the end of the grade at Naples was nine feet wide, paved with shells and ran through acres of sandy pines. The grade came to an end at Everglade. There, the motorcade met open marsh and had reported the sand was hard. Due to high tides, it was now soft. When the motorcade came to a washout, the Trailblazers got out their shovels to patch the gully and drove on. They stopped for lunch in a spectacular Royal Palm hammock then drove to the roads end. There, they cooked dinner, told stories and sang Andrews said they had all heard of a jumping off place, and this was it. The next day all they saw was high grass and reeds, lily pads and water birds; a marl prairie, he called it. A walking dredge brought in to build Jaudons road, sat a mile away, abandoned in the mud. Drivers were told to fend for themselves, choosing what they thought the best route. Three vehicles sank into the wet sand The shiny new Elcar straight from a Fort Myers showroom the heaviest auto to sink into the muck. Three Trailblazers were sent on foot to ask millionaire Barron Gift Collier in Everglade to send a tractor. After hours of walking through wet grass, the trio secured a tractor. They were driven back to Carnestown then slogged back to camp through the marsh. When they arrived, all seven autos were stuck in the mire. Andrews said the more successful automobiles--those that sank farthest away--had driven over tall, reedy grass, a corduroy road that buoyed the tires. The tractor arrived that afternoon and had pulled all seven vehicles to more or less solid ground by nightfall. Its not clear the Trailblazers had an evening meal their second night out; Andrews noted the group set up camp on damp ground. Neither writer mentioned Two Seminole guides arrived during the night: one, Assumhatchee, was dubbed Abe Lincoln because of his height and looks. The other was 60-year-old elder Conopatchee, spry, agile and short: everyone called him Little Billie. The next morning, Little Billie choosing the best route. By noon, the group arrived at Seminole City, along Colliers Deep Lake Railroad between Everglade and a citrus grove. Railroad ties got them across ditches and they made it to Lemon Camp, an island chickee used mostly by traveling natives. The Trailblazers told the Elcar owner they were done lifting his 3,200-pound touring car out of stalling their quest to promote the Trail. A tractor would retrieve him and his merchandise. Food and extra gas was shifted to the Fords. The city slickers began to rely more and more on the Seminoles. Little Billie steered them to dense cypress forests with better motoring grounds. Then came the axe men, See ROAD, 5B


Andrews wrote, and those who bore away the underbrush and fallen timber. When a half mile or so had been cleared, a delegation would go back to bring up the cars. Kay went to help fell a path through the cypress, but the 110-pound explorer slammed his axe into a tree and it stuck. Think so, white man damned fool, the Indians muttered. Kay and drive cars through pathways cut by better woodsmen. Another clumsy Trailblazer who cut his knee was relegated to just sharpening the axes. After a few days, Abe warned and jugs; good drinking water wouldnt be available again for miles. They advanced through searing heat, water, marsh, saw grass, alligators and snakes. They measured how far they had come using the cars odometers. Supplies dwindled; the Overland stripped its gears. The men drained its gas tank for the Fords and left it in the marsh. Kay said the group saw only one rattlesnake and one gator but encountered a pool of water moccasins frolicking in the water or sunning themselves on the banks. One man picked up a shovel and began to kill the snakes until Abe and Little Billie threatened to abandon the men right there unless the killing stopped. Indian agent Hanson explained that Seminoles never killed unless they were being attacked or needed food: wanton slaughter was an abomination to the spirits. The snakes were here before Trailblazers, the Indians pointed out. Snakes did a man no harm if left alone. To demonstrate, Billy walked along the shorelinebarefoot-among the snakes, head held high to show he had no interest in harming the moccasins. Billie called rattlesnakes the kind snake--it warned before it bit. Relegated to water boy, Kay learned to dig into the muck, where the aquifer or an underground spring provided clear water, unlike the surface vessels like a drinking straw. He learned to watch where he put his in a waterhole he had dug the evening before, just as he dipped his cup. The men put up a halfway marker, based on odometer mileage, but they had been in the swamp over a week and at the rate they were going could be there another week or more. They began to worry about food. The Seminoles refused to forage until all other supplies were gone. The selections dwindled down to coffee, sugar, salt and cereal. Then, one morning the natives went out before daybreak and returned with a plump deer. That night, they dined on boiled venison with native vegetables, including cattail roots and swamp cabbage. In the following days, Abe and Little Billie would return with a second deer, two turkeys, frog legs and A trip that normally took days by boat or on foot was stretching past its second week and the rainy season was due to begin. Mechanics among them fashioned a spring from a cypress pole to let one Ford work well enough to keep it headed toward Miami. By the time they were twothirds of the way, drivers had removed the fenders of their Fords. Men began to carry supplies on their backs to lighten loads and save gas. Until then, Andrews said, they had been surprisingly free of mosquitoes or other bugs, which all around them. The problem was green, stinging worms that showered down on the woodsmen as their axes cut the cypress stands. When it started to rain, Trailblazers knew they couldnt stay mosquito-free for very long. When lowest in spirit, they heard an engine overhead and assumed it was looking for them. But they were in a cypress built quickly enough to let the pilot know they were there. The search party disappeared. They the Dade County grade. The men sent Maurice Hyer and Kay ahead to let the world know they were alright. Kay said the two, although now hardened by experience, walked and walked through the saw grass until (Kay) thought he would drop of exhaustion. Just when he couldnt go farther, they of African-American convicts working the road. The convicts gave them water and a bowl of chili, which Kay remembered as one of the best meals I ever had in my life. The two were driven to Miami and put up in a hotel, to wait for the rest of the group. The motorcade, still slogging over the last miles, came upon a blasting crew three miles from the grade, only to learn the world assumed they were lost or dead. One newspaper reported they had women with them or they were battling wild animals, snakes and alligators. The Chamber of Commerce sent planes to drop supplies, one even landed on the low grasses, but neither brought gasoline. One pilot drained a few gallons from his plane, which Andrews said, helped materially. A heavy rainfall drove them to their cars for a miserable nights sleep. Andrews said when they came upon a work camp, the men dashed to the water supply, rancid taste of motor oil, dead years later, Andrews still relished the Negro cooks biscuits. Over the next forty-eight hours, the men and all seven Fords were retrieved. Additional rims and tires were bolted to the wheels and each automobile made it to the grade on its own steam. After weeks of slogging through the Everglades, men and cars were in Miami being feted royally by the press and Miami citizens. But, Andrews added, as they all prepared to go home the easy way, they were unanimous in their vow: Never again. The Trailblazers claimed 35,000 front page inches in American and European shown of them leaving Fort Myers and arriving in Miami more than two weeks later. Newspaper accounts marked their stay in the Everglades at anywhere from seven days to three weeks. They did what they set out to do: refocused attention on building a highway across the earths largest swamp. 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Kim Folsom, assistant principal at Northside, came up with the idea 20 years ago when she was a 4-H member in Keystone Heights. It seemed to go over really well with a lot of the elementary schools because theres a lot of kids who dont even have a teddy bear at home, Folsom said of her community service project We wanted to promote the idea of: if Mom and Dad arent available to read to you, you can still read to your bear. It opens up an avenue of creativity and imagination when reading to the bear. Even those students who arent avid readers, its still good practice to get them to be enjoying the reading experience. ROAD Continued from 4B


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Hurricanes are just part of the summer weather in the sunshine state and the season when most occur began June 1. This year, we were treated to a preview storm subtropical storm/ storm of the season, appearing begun. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters have determined that this season will most probably have a 75% chance of being normal or above. This means that they predict, in the entire Atlantic area, which includes the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, that there will be 1016 named storms, with winds of 39 mph or higher; 5-9 of which will become hurricanes, with winds 74 mph or higher and 1-4 will become major hurricanes, categories 3, 4 and 5, with winds 74 mph or higher. The average season only has 12 named storms, with 6 becoming hurricanes, of which three major hurricanes. Such projections are frequently accurate and become more so as year of data are collected and compared. NOAA plans to update its projections around the middle of the season, in early August. While anyone with more than a year or so in Florida knows the drill of being prepared, a little review is never out of place, and can actually be a help to newcomers. This information includes terms, preparedness instructions and local shelter information. Although one thinks mainly about the wind and rain associated with a hurricane, there are a number of additional dangers which can arise when a storm comes to your area. Storm surge, in which the wind drives water to abnormal heights, is the leading cause of hurricane deaths in the U.S. Storm surge is the cause of the majority of the damage along coastal areas. The surge can also travel several miles inland along rivers, bays and estuaries. Flooding from a storms heavy rains is another dangerous concern in a hurricane and the second most frequent cause of death in the U.S. Flooding can occur more than 100 miles inland from the storms landfall and can last for days after the storm is done. Wind is always a danger and can destroy buildings and homes. Most at risk are manufactured home and campers. Wind can also grab the most innocent objects, materials to lawn furniture and ornaments, and turn them into unguided missiles which will hit and destroy anything in their paths. their origins in the winds of a hurricane. Tornados, or cyclones, occur in the rain bands which spread outward from the center, or eye, of the hurricane. Lastly, waves can be a great source of danger during a hurricane. The wind driven waves radiating out from a hurricane, even when the storm itself is 100 miles away or more, can cause severe rip currents, critical beach erosion and damage to structures along the coast. The waves may look surfable, but it is truly dangerous to attempt to surf in advance of a hurricane. Now for some terms to remember. A tropical depression is a tropical cyclone or hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 38 mph. A tropical storm has sustained winds in the range of 39 to 73 mph. A hurricane, also known as a tropical cyclone, has maximum sustained winds of 74 mph or more. A major hurricane produces maximum sustained winds of 111 mph or higher these are the storms that are classed as Category 3, 4, or 5 Wind Scale. This scale places each storm in a category for which the average expected level of damage has been determined. A Category One storm will produce damage to roofs, shingles, vinyl siding and gutters. The winds are capable of snapping large tree branches and of uprooting trees which have shallow roots, or root systems compromised by very wet ground conditions. There can be serious damage to power lines and poles which may take days to repair, resulting in loss of electric service. A Category Two storm will produce the same sorts of damage only more so. Roof and siding damage can be major. More trees will be snapped or uprooted. May roads may be blocks and the loss of electric service even more severe and long lasting. A Category Three storm has moved into the group of storms often called catastrophic. Many houses will have their entire roofs and gable ends removed entirely and may be stripped of siding materials. Even more trees will be damaged and roads blocked, with loss of electric and water service often lasting for several weeks. Storms in Category Four will removes roofs and damage some buildings exterior walls. Most trees will be snapped or uprooted and power poles downed. Large parts of the area hit may be uninhabitable and restoration of utilities can sometimes take months. Category Five is the worst of the lot, capable of completely destroying homes and leveling many frame buildings. Many residential areas may be isolated by downed trees and power poles, with restoration of services usually taking months. Now for two more terms A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible in a particular area, while a hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected in an area. It is best to prepare for a storm long before one is even forming in the Atlantic. Consider hurricane season a reason to spruce up your home and property, making repairs, checks and taking safety measures. Trim dead tree limbs and branches. Check your roof for soundness and clean out the gutters. Install hurricane shutters and strengthen garage doors. Some people may wish to have their home inspected by a structure engineer to learn about wind stress and how to mitigate loss. If you live in an area where storm conditions are frequent, consider purchasing and preparing (pre-cutting and drilling) sheets of plywood to cover vulnerable windows and doors. When a storm is possible on the way, tie down boats and campers, secure all loose objects in your yard, including lawn furniture, bring all into your garage or home if possible. This is also the time to gas up your car even though you may not plan on traveling out of the area to avoid the storm you will still need fuel after the storm. Remember, the pumps at the gas station need electricity to run and fuel trucks may not be able to get to the area for several days after the storm. When you get home car away from trees that could fall on it and on higher ground in Inside you home, select a shelter-room in which you and your family and pets will ride out the storm if not ordered to evacuate. The room should be in the interior of the house, preferably with no windows, or very few windows, which may be secured. Stock the room with your family disaster supply kit, which should include: One gallon of water per person, per day for at least seven days dont forget additional water for any pets who will be sheltering with you. Non-perishable food for at least seven days. Specialty food for infants, children, elderly and pets. At least one can opener, foil, paper plates and eating utensils. Toiletries and medications, again, enough for at least seven days. Blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, extra clothing, rain year and extra shoes. Insect repellent and sunscreen. supply of sanitary wipes. Flashlights and batteries. Keys, cash and credit cards. Important documents and papers, kept in a waterproof container. Entertainment books, magazines, coloring books and crayons, markers or colored pencils, portable dvd players with batteries and disc. Light sources for the room itself such as battery-operated lanterns or lights never use resort. If they can be used safely, candles, safe candle holders and matches. Cell phones and lists of emergency numbers and those of family members. A weather radio or other portable radio, with batteries. Pet supplies, such as carriers, blankets, medications, medical records, toys, food, dishes and pads or litter boxes, collar or harnesses and leashes. These familiar objects will make your pets less apprehensive and will also be handy should the situation deteriorate and evacuation become necessary. It is also a good idea to have one or two recent color photos of your pet, so it can be more easily should you become separated from it. Meet with your family before a situation arises to decide how to stay in contact, emergency meeting places and evacuation locations should it become necessary to do so. Now to the subject many people with to ignore evacuation. Does anyone want to do it? No! Should you? Yes! 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Thursday, June 7, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B CRIME Recent arrests in Bradford, The following individuals were arrested recently by local law Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties. BRADFORD Kimberly L. Addison, 48, of Lake Butler, was arrested June 4 by FHP troopers for an outof-county warrant from Union County. Christopher Trumayne Alexander, 26, of Lake Butler was arrested May 31 by Starke police on an out-of-county warrant. Jerry Taylor Atteberry, 22, of Lawtey was arrested May 31 by Bradford deputies for larceny grand theft of at least $300 but less than $5,000. According to the arrest report, Bradford deputy Joseph Silverstein responded to a call on NW 62st Avenue in response to a theft claim. Contact was made with the victim, who said a family member: the defendant had a frequent drug problem and had stolen his Rolex watch, valued at $2,500, from his bedroom dresser a couple of weeks before and had been told by another family member that the defendant had stolen it and posted the watch for sale on Facebook. When asked about the watch, the defendant denied stealing it and told the victim to go look for the watch where he usually kept it. The victim was able to locate the watch, it was recovered and turned over to him. The victim wanted to prosecute the defendant for grand theft and completed a sworn statement of the incident and the defendant was arrested. Melissa Jane Coleman, 35, of Lake Butler was arrested May 29 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant. Nakesha Williams Cray, 43, of Lake Butler was arrested June 2 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant. John Andrew Dills, 37, of Hampton was arrested June 2 by Bradford deputies for battery. Kimberly Marie Forsyth, 35, of Starke was arrested June 3 by FHP troopers for DUI. Ronnie Lee Frazier, 55, was arrested by Bradford deputies for two counts of battery. According to an arrest report, Deputy Jeffrey Smith responded in reference to a disturbance on S.E. 44 th Ave. in Starke where he made contact with Rebecca Lawson, Lee Frazier and Lewis Alexander. Rebecca stated that she was visiting her friend Lee and was in the bedroom when she heard a commotion after Lee had returned home. According to the report she told Smith that Ronnie had gone outside and shut off the power to the residence, then she said he ran into the room she was laying on the bed, punched her in the back of the head and then pushed her off the bed. According to the report, Lee said he was preparing food in the kitchen when Ronnie entered, opened a can of beer and threw it at him, striking him in the back of the head. According to the report, Lewis said he was sitting on the coach in the living room when Ronnie walked into the kitchen, opened a can of beer, took a sip and then threw the can at Lee, striking him in the back of the head. Lewis said that Ronnie then went outside to the power box and shut off the power, then re-entered the residence and entered the room where Rebecca was. Lewis stated that Ronnie then struck Rebecca, causing her to run out of the house. The report states that there were no visible injuries to Rebecca or Lee. Ronnie was arrested and charges with two counts of battery-touch or strike. Joalice Goodman, 58, of Starke was arrested June 3 by Bradford deputies for DUI. Mary Priest Hanson, 64, of Starke was arrested June 3 by Bradford deputies for DUI. Charles David Henley, 29, of Starke was arrested June 2 by Starke police for hit and run leaving the scene of a crash involving damage to property, failure to obey a law to stop, driving while license suspended and resisting and According to an arrest report, Henley was observed driving a blue Nissan Altima, making numerous twists and turns on Estelle, McCullum and Tom Hall streets, then turning west on Cooper Road, then onto Old Lawtey Road, where it began to travel at a high rate of speed. King caught up with the vehicle at the intersection of Old Lawtey Road and Market Road and turned on the blue lights on his marked patrol car. According to the report the Nissan was traveling at approximately 50 mph at that time. The vehicle continued to travel at a high rate of speed without stopping until it turned into a driveway on NE 28 th Ave., with the patrol car still in pursuit. The car continued traveling through the yard and pasture, then ran through a wire fence. The driver then appeared to attempt to stop but, due to the wet conditions, slid into a pond. According to the report, King stopped his car and exited, removing his duty belt so he could enter the water. He then observed the suspect exit the car through the drivers side and swim to an embankment. He climbed onto the embankment and then began running into a wooded area. The suspect was told to stop but did not and ran into the woods and out of Kings sight. The vehicle began to sink and King shined his light into it to make sure there was no one else inside. He called for UCI K-9 to respond in an attempt to track the suspect, directed additional responding units to set up a perimeter and Spratlin towing to get the vehicle out of the pond. After about three hours of tracking, the K-9 located the suspect hiding in the trees north of where King had last seen him, was stated that he had run because he had outstanding warrants. A computer check revealed that he was not wanted but had a revoked Virginia drivers license. Henley was transported to Shands at Starke for treatment of scratches and cuts from running through thick woods. According to the report, a check with law enforcement in Tennessee, where the car was tagged, resulted in the information that the owner was in the process of reporting the vehicle stolen. Apparently, he had been given permission to use the vehicle to take it to another family member and then never shown up with it. He was arrested and transported to the Bradford County Jail. Donald Mark Hodges, 28, of Lawtey was arrested May 29 by Bradford deputies for withholding support. Keith Dean Howell, 49, of Waldo was arrested May 31 by county warrant from Alachua County. Rayel Brendan Lall, 29, was arrested May 31 by of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Virginia Lynn Levalley, 36, of Starke was arrested on a hold from Columbia County on an out-of-county warrant. Lisa Marie Malia, 39, was arrested May 29 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Thomas David McCray, 39, of Mayo was arrested June 3 on an out-of-county warrant from Lafayette County. Glynn Gomez Nelson, 41, was arrested June 4 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant. Brenda Lee Newby, 55, of Starke was arrested June 2 by Kimberly Nichole Padgett, 38, of Starke was arrested June 3 by Starke police for possession of cocaine and possession of drug equipment. Jeremiah Pridgen-Rosier, 26, of Starke was arrested June 2 by Starke police for hit-and-run failure to remain at the scene of a crash with bodily injuries and driving with a suspended or revoked license. According to the report, Jones was dispatched to the intersection of W. Madison and S. Walnut streets in reference and roadblocks. Upon arrival she saw one car, occupied by a female, who was crying and in shock. She was soon transported to Shands at Starke by Medic 1. A second car was at the scene, and a man who was in the passenger seat of passenger in the second, but that he did not know the driver and could not describe his clothing. He said the driver and run away from the accident. Jones then searched the second vehicle for any information regarding the driver and found a slip of paper with Rosiers name on it. According to the arrest report a man came walking on the scene and, when asked, After being read his rights he agreed to speak with Jones, but denied he had been driving one of the cars, then admitted that he did not have a license and that was why he left the scene and that he did not want to go back to prison. He also stated at the blue car had run the red light, causing the accident. Dispatch advised that Rosier had two prior driving while license revoked or suspended charges and that his most recent suspension was July 2014. He was arrested and transported to Bradford County Jail. Contact was made with the driver of the white car at Shands at Starke and she said she had crossed the intersection after getting the green light and had been struck on the passenger side by the other car. Darrin Laroy Rosenberg, 31, of Gainesville was arrested May 31 by Bradford deputies for two counts of violation of probation. Devin James Sims, 32, of Silver Springs was arrested May 29 by Bradford deputies for driving with suspended or revoked drivers license. Tamara Alicia Tosen, 29, of Orlando was arrested June 2 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Edwin Glenn Vickery, 33, of Starke was arrested June 1 by Bradford deputies for battery. Watson responded to a report of battery. According to the arrest report he made contact with the victim, who told him she had been in a verbal altercation with her boyfriend, Vickery, because he was intoxicated. She said Vickery grabbed her wrist, pulling her around the residence against her will and also shoving and pushing her, causing pain. She told Watson that she was eventually able to secure herself and her fouryear-old daughter inside a bedroom. In the report Watson stated that he saw no injuries on the victim. He made contact with Vickery and arrested him for battery-domestic. Mary-Margaret Theresa White, 28, of Orange Park was arrested May 29 by Bradford deputies for driving with a license suspended or revoked. Michael Todd Wildin, 55, homeless, was arrested June 2 by Starke police for trespassing. UNION COUNTY Matthew Michael Barrick, 34, of Newport, NC was arrested June 2 by Union deputies for felony violation of probation. Darin Scott Blackwelder, 30, of Lake Butler was arrested June 3 by Union deputies for trespassing property not a structure of conveyance. Shelby Nicole Lacy, 26, of Lake Butler was arrested May 30 by Union deputies for felony violation of probation and a Union County warrant for kidnapping/false imprisonment The warrants arise from an incident on April 19 when Union deputy David Gladding responded to S.W. Eighth Ave. in Lake Butler in reference to a battery complaint. According to the report, when he arrived at the residence he saw a male on the front porch, surrounded by three females. When he shined his light on the male, he noticed blood dripping down his face onto his stomach. The arrived and began treating him for his injuries. He advised that he wished to be transported to North Florida Regional Medical Center and was able to walk to the vehicle with little assistance. The victim told Gladding that he had been in the company of his nephew, Ricardo Neal, and for some reason Neal had become angry with him. He said Neal took out a black handgun, pointed it at his head and said See CRIME, 9B


Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section success begins with a precious steps O ffering: Infants (2 weeks) to 12 years of age Hot and Nutritious Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, and Supper) Class for student(s) with Autism (Half Days) CPR/First Aide Certified Teachers Indoor & Outdoor Activities Infant and Toddler CurriculumNOW ENROLLING!!!!!! 5:30 am to 8:00 pm SUMMER PROGRAM NUTRITIOUS MEALS HOURLY PACKAGE DEALS743 S Walnut Street Starke, FL. 32091 904-964-4532 OFFERING: INFANTS (2 WEEKS) TO 12 YEARS OF AGE HOT AND NUTRITIOUS MEALS (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, SNACK, & SUPPER) rf CPR/FIRST AIDE CERTIFIED TEACHERS INDOOR & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES INFANT AND TODDLER CURRICULUMNOW ENROLLING!!!!!!5:30 AM 8:00 PMSUMMER PROGRAM NUTRITIOUS MEALS HOURLY PACKAGE DEALS743 S WALNUT STREET STARKE, FL. 32091 904-964-4532 How to report a problem with a Clay Electric outdoor lightIf you are aware of an inoperative or malfunctioning outdoor light on Clay Electric Cooperatives lines, call 1-800-224-4917 to report the problem, or visit When reporting the problem, you will need to provide the following information so the co-op can make the appropriate repair, and contact you should there be any questions: (2) A description of where the outdoor light is located on the property (3) A description of the nature of the malfunction or failure of illumination of the outdoor light number, account number (if a Clay Electric Cooperative member) and email address (if using the online form) This ad is printed in compliance with Florida Statute 768.1382. Obituaries Ruth Corwine STARKEOn Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Ruth Kilpatrick Blowers Blair Corwine, took Gods hand to enter Heaven after over 99 years on this earth. Ruth was born to Hamilton and Beulah Kilpatrick on Dec. 14, 1918, in Chauncy, Ohio. She grew up in Detroit, Michigan, before marrying and moving to Ocala in the 1953. She was predeceased by her parents; as well as her older sister, Eva; her older brother, Don; and her baby sister, Jane. She also survived three husbands, William F. Blowers, Paul T. Blair; and John W. Corwine, Sr. She lost her only son, Ralph Blowers in 1970 in an auto accident the day before he was to graduate the UF Law School. Ruth is survived by: her daughter, Margaret B. Anderson (Win Armstrong); her daughter-in-law, Dixie Miller (Randy Cain); grandsons, Dean (Shirley) Blowers and Bain (Heather) Blowers. Dean and Bain each have two sons, Jacob, Sam, Cooper and Brooks Blowers, all of whom made their grandmother so proud. She was survived by: step daughter, Alice Blair, and numerous Blair grandchildren. Ruth also is survived by: step son, John W. Corwine, Jr. She leaves step sons, Edgar (Sue), Christopher (Nancy) and Mark (Sandra) Corwine. She is survived by her step granddaughters, Ashley (son, Tyler) and Amy (son, Gavin) Armstrong. Also surviving Ruth are her special children: Jim Hamilton, Shea Huey, Judy DiSoso and Beverly Hardy. During Ruths youth, she was active in The Rainbow Girls in Detroit and the Eastern Star in Detroit and Ocala. She spear-headed the formation of the Rainbow Girls in Ocala, serving as Mother Advisor in both Detroit and Ocala and as State Mother Advisor for of U.S. Congressman Bill Chappell. Ruth was very involved in her childrens lives, whether it was as President of the PTA or being her sons Cub Scout den mother. The love and guidance she gave to her family was unequaled. She learned to play bridge while she lived in Ocala and was a member of several bridge clubs. When she moved to Stake in 2003, Beverly Hardy invited her to a bridge game and that was all it took. She became a member of a regular bridge club and was often invited to play with her numerous friends she met at bridge parties or at church. In 2015 Ruths eyesight had declined to the point she could no longer drive. She decided to move to The Atrium in Gainesville still more friends and card parties. Ruths ashes will be spread in the Memory Garden at the First Christian Church, 1908 E. Ft. King St., Ocala at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 9 in a short ceremony conducted by Pastor Terry Harper; her memorial service will be held that afternoon at 3:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 921 E. Call St., Starke, with the Reverend Dr. Don McGarity presiding. Refreshments will be served following the Starke memorial service. Hospice, 4200 N.W. 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606; or to the First Presbyterian Church, 921 East Call Street, Starke, FL 32091. PAID OBITUARY Carlene Nemec WALDO Carlene Emily Nemec, 74, of Waldo died on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. She was born on Feb. 3, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois to the late John Johnson and Ethel Dolly Marie Powers (Musizynski). She was raised in Chicago. She was preceded in death by: her parents; and her sisters, Judith Netzband and Shirley Fedder; and her brothers, Joe Moretti and Dennis Potter. Carlene is survived by: her husband of 56 years, Norman P. Nemec, Sr. of Waldo; children, Pamela Marie (Charles Nelson) Nemec of Interlachen, and Norman (Jennifer) Nemec, Jr. of Hoffman Estates, Illinois; brothers, John (Linda) Johnson of Tampa, and Emerson (Cathy) Potter of Tinley Park, Illinois; sisters, Lucy Wellman of Wheaton, Illinois, Dorothy M. Johnson of Chicago, Illinois, and Janice (John) Abrahamian of Burbank, Illinois; and three grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 7 at 4:00 pm at the Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. FOLKSTON, GEORGIA John McCall Newsome passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the age of 80 from a longtime illness. He was born Feb. 10, 1938 to the late Jesse Ernest and Margaret McCall Newsome in Starke. Possessing a true talent for music, he was inducted into the Bradford County High School Marching Band at the age of ten, playing both cornet and trumpet. After graduation from Bradford County High School in 1956, John Mack attended Mars Hill College in Ashville, North Carolina. He entered the United States Army in April of 1961. There, he served as a surveillance drone aircraft crewman and air frame and engine maintenance engineer. He was a member of the 101st Air Borne Division at Fort Benning Georgia when his enlistment was up and immediately entered the Army reserve. He was a longtime resident of Folkston, but had lived in a variety of places in the United States throughout his life. From his fathers paint and body shop in Starke; to managing a Goodyear Tire store in Jacksonville, John Mack excelled at all things relating to engines and automobiles. He was a walking encyclopedia on most things He constantly had some project dealing with dirty auto parts and replacing something going on. He loved classic convertibles, old movies, crab legs and all types of music. He was preceded in death by: his parents; his sister, Evelynn Newsome Williams; and greatnephew and namesake, McCall Alexander Carmichael. He is survived by: his son, John Robert (Kate) Newsome of Washington D.C., and his daughter and grandson, Laura NewsomePeters and Chase Peters of Katy, Texas. Also by his niece and nephew, John and Elaine Thornton of Folkston; as well as various nieces and nephews in Tennessee. His family and friends will miss his dry wit, endless rounds of JEOPARDY, and his ability to quote old movies and tell you all about who starred in them whether you were interested or not. John Mac chose cremation and Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home will aid in those services. His Newsome/Williams family plot in his hometown of Starke. A celebration of his life will take place June 10th at 6:00 pm at the chapel of ShepardRoberson Funeral Home with graveside services on Monday June 11th at 11:00 am at Crosby Lake Cemetery in Starke. Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston, Georgia. PAID OBITUARY It is with great sadness that the family of James Cody Sapp announces his passing after an extended illness on Monday, May 28th, 2018 at the age of 75 years. James will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years, Christel, and his children, James Daniel and Tamara. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Michael (Tiffany), Madison, Cody, and Nicholas and his two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Waylon. He will also be remembered by his siblings, John Edward (Ollie), Carol (Butch) Prevatt, Janet (Jerry) Starling, Delores (Dary) Ranjbar, Joey (Lisa), and Sheila (Jim) Kelly. James is preceded in death by: his father, Joe Dowling, his mother, Bessie Thomas and stepmother, Reba Baxley and sister, JoElla and Alice. (Polycystic Kidney Disease) or American Association for Cancer Research. A funeral service was held June 1 at Archer Funeral Home. Arrangements were under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386)496-2008. PAID OBITUARY KEYSTONE HEIGHTSBelle West Slocumb, 76, a longtime resident of Keystone Heights died Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in Gainesville following an extended illness. She was born May 29, 1942 in Pomeroy, Ohio to Major and Lucy (Thornton) Justes. Prior to retiring, she worked in the retail industry as a manager for many years. Her parents and a son, Michael had all preceded her in death. Survivors are: her husband of twenty-two years, Art Slocumb of Keystone Heights; sons, Tom West of Wyoming and Larry (Michelle) West of Naples; and brother, Don Justes of West Virginia; daughterin-law, Margie West of Inverness; sister-in-law Camille (Byron) Farley of Jacksonville along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family members and friends. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. David Smith KEYSTONE HEIGHTSDavid Glynn Smith, 78, loving husband and father, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 surrounded by loved ones, after a long battle with cancer, at his home in Keystone Heights. Carolina on June 17, 1939. He was the son of the late Charles Furman Smith and Cleo Jordan Smith. Mr. Smith served in the US Army, as well as, the Florida National Guard. By trade, he was a master electrician. He had a long career with Sam Caruso Electric Service. He eventually ventured out with his own business for a number of years and ultimately retired from the local IBEW union. Mr. Smith was a man who treasured his family and enjoyed making wonderful mountains, the intricacies of how things worked and photography. Mr. Smith is survived by: his wife of 48 years, Joyce Hoffman Smith; two daughters, Betty (Jack) Ralph of Pensacola and Cathy (Seth) Blankenship of Rosemary Beach; two sons, David G. Smith, Jr. of Norfolk, Massachusetts and Tom (Sonya) Hoffman of Palatka; one sister, Doris Smith of Jacksonville; two brothers, Fred M. (Joan) Smith Rockledge, and Charles F. (Midge) Smith, Jr. of Mandarin; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Sunday, June 17 at Hardage-Giddens, Riverside Memorial Park & Funeral Homes memory garden followed by a reception in the chapel. In Society or Community Hospice in memory of David Glynn Smith. Remembrances and condolences for the family may be sent online smith-7841341. PAID OBITUARY Arthur Thornton STARKE Arthur Dewayne Wayne Thornton, 55, of Starke, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Wayne was born in Jacksonville on Feb. 21, 1963 to the late Arthur and Marilyn Thornton. He is preceded in death by: one sister, Vicki Hendrix; one brother in law, Jerry Bennett. Wayne leaves his beloved family to cherish his memory. Wayne is survived by: his wife, Charlotte Thornton; son, Michael (Holly) Thornton; daughter, Donna Clemons; step daughter, Bennett and Paula (Randy) Grow. He is also survived by: eight grandchildren. Wayne was loved by many and will be missed. A Memorial Service was held in Waynes honor on Sunday, June 3 at Archer Funeral Home. Arrangements were under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386)496-2008. PAID OBITUARY


Thursday, June 7, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 9B Letters Hats & apparel, Fishing Rods, Live Bait, Fishing Supplies, Mower Blades, Tools, Knives, Hunting Supplies Mulch, Potting Soil, Top Soil, Sand/Soils/Dirt, Rocks, Driveway Materials, Railroad Ties, Animal Feed, Horse Bedding, Pine Sawdust, Pinestraw, Pavers, Fruit Trees, Landscape/Hanging Plants & Flowers, Dear Editor: We would like to thank you all who have helped us in Union County when we lost our home husband is a disabled Veteran and it has been a struggle on us both. We do have a home on the property but are unable to occupy it at this time due to I just really wanted to reach out to the ones who devoted their time to us and are still helping us with shelter. Dan, Diana and Scott Word, Secur-tel Inc; Wayne, Glenda and Rhonda Smith; John and Becky Holt, Patricia Honour, Bill and Gibb from Michigan; Ted Barber, American Legion, American Red Cross; Katie and Delbert, Smith and Sons; Jimmy Biellings and the equipment operator; Anna and Donnie Woods and family; and Bart Andrews with Andrews Site and Prep We really thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we are proud to a part of this community. Thank you and God bless Curtis and Valerie Mitchell Dear Editor: The Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 28,2018 in Lake Butler, Florida was a great tribute to the Union County heroes that gave their lives in our military services to help preserve the freedoms we enjoy today in America, I extend a special thanks to Major Mitchell Bishop, our guest speaker, and to Sondra Hunt for allowing do an outstanding job singing the National Anthem (Sondras voice was under the weather). The Union County High School JROTC volunteers (Cadets Tanner Canada, Jordan Smith and Mathew Raton) performed well as our Flag Detail. Union County Band Volunteers Caleb Hopkins and Jonathan Schmidt played Echo Taps well. Gene Gordon, the American Legion Post 153 Chaplain did well pronouncing the invocation, David Stegall came through with professional programs, a video of the memorial service and refreshments. Tom McMillan and Steve Godwin set up and monitored the sound system. Colan Coody, the current Worshipful Master of Lake Butler Lodge No. 52, set the stage and chairs for the audience and helped those that wanted coffee in the Lake Butler Lodge Dining Room. Bill McGill provided a personal insight to those Union County Residents that gave the Bloodsworth and Leon Shadd placed the Memorial Wreath at the Union County Veterans Commander of the American Legion Post 153, I believe looked down on us and was grateful, too. Most of all I thank the good Lord for allowing the rain to stay away from the Ceremony so that the wonderful crowd of Union County Residents could enjoy the event. Ted Barber Eighth St. and when he had gotten out of the car she saw that he was naked. She said he went inside to put on sweat pants, then came back out to wait for law enforcement. Deputies responded to S.W. 107 th Ave. where they made contact with Neals girlfriend, had been a physical altercation between Neal and the victim due to the victim asking her for her phone number. She said that because she was on probation, she had gone inside away so she would not get in trouble. She reported that Neal lived in Gainesville and that he probably had gone there. The report states that the victims injuries were consistent with the report he gave and therefore there was probable cause to believe Neal had committed the offenses and The next day (April 20), Gladding followed up with the victim at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. The victim had fractured facial bones on the left side of his face and photos were taken of the injury. According to the report, the victim said he was beaten by Neal, stripped of his clothes and robbed at gun point. He was then told to get in his car and leave or Neal would kill him. He said he told Neal that his car keys were in his pants pocket and Lacy went through the pockets and gave him his keys contradicting Lacys statement that she did not witness the incident. He said Neal and Lacy took his wallet, bank card and approximately $20, as well as his cell phone, valued at about $100. He was able to verify that his phone pinged at the incident location and the last ping was south of the incident location on SR 121 south of Lake Butler. According to the report, Gladding determined that there was probable cause to believe Neal is in violation of the statutes prohibiting false imprisonment and committed also determined that there was probable cause to believe that Lacy also violated the false imprisonment statute and was also in violation of robbery present and assisted Neal in the robbery. Ricardo L. Neal, 26, of High Springs was arrested May 30 by Union deputies on an active Union County warrant for aggravated assault, aggravated battery, kidnap-false imprisonment, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon relayed case above). Kevin Michael Parker, 39, of Lake Butler was arrested May 28 by Union deputies for battery-causing bodily harm, kidnap-false imprisonment and obstructing justice by intimidating/threatening a witness. Deputy Carl Todd Hanlon responded to a family disturbance, making contact with the victim who told him that she had been in a verbal altercation with her husband, Kevin Parker. She also complained that he had hit her the night before. She said he had taken her cell phone so she could not call 911 and she wanted to press charges on the incident. According to the report, the victim had bruising on her arms and a red mark on her face. She said she had been sitting in the when Kevin began punching her. She said that here had been bruises on her back and legs but they could not be located at the time. She said she wanted to press charges and that she had made complaints in the past but had always withdrawn the complaint prior to Kevins arrest. Kevin was interviewed and said the bruises on the victims arms were from his grabbing her to stop her from hitting him. The next day the victim additional information. She said during the initial incident Kevin had taken her cell phone and prevented her from leaving the residence and going to a neighbors by restraining her by her arms and legs and holding her down or against a wall. She had a series of bruises across her body from her head, to her shoulder and arms, to her upper and lower legs that were consistent with her statement. Kevin was charged with domestic battery and other charges listed above. Megan Ann Tucker, 23, of Lake Butler was arrested June 1 by Union deputies on an outof-county warrant from Baker County for extortion/threat to injure reputation. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS AND LAKE REGION Scott Edward Bowen, 50, of Keystone Heights was arrested May 31 by Clay deputies for fraudulent use of a credit card. Jason David Byrd, 39, of Starke was arrested June 1 by Clay deputies for an active Polk County warrant for two counts of lewd molestation of 12 years old or older but younger then 16 years old. According to a report from Polk County, the incident occurred on May 28 in the vicinity of Davenport. Shane Mitchell Kizziah, 25, of Starke was arrested May 29 by Clay deputies for reckless driving/damage to person of speed. The arrest was made at the 4300 block of CR-215 near SR-16W. Leo Carl Svitek, 46, of Orange Park was arrested June 3 by Clay deputies for knowingly battering According to the arrest report, was dispatched to Furman Ave. in Keystone Heights for a disturbance in progress. He stated in the report that he was wearing his uniform of the day insignia on it. Svetik and his neighbor had been engaged in a verbal altercation in reference to the neighbors electricity being turned off. The neighbor walked back to his property and went inside, but Svetik walked over and called him outside. When the neighbor came out, Svetik pushed him, causing him to fall to the ground and struck him upper lip area when he rose to his feet, causing him to fall again. The neighbor got back up and walked away. primary aggressor in the incident and was charged with simple battery. When Alexander went to the residence to arrest Svitek, he gave a loud verbal command for him to put his hands behind his back. When he approached again, Svitek pushed him on his chest, causing him to take a step back. Svitek was told to get down on the ground, but he did not comply. Alexander initiated his Taser and allowed it to cycle through its whole cycle. The probes had a positive effect. After being tased Svitek was again told to get down on the ground and he complied and was safely taken into custody. Julio Cesar Zapata, 39, of Keystone Heights was arrested June 1 by Clay deputies enforcement, aggravated assault resisting arrest without violence by intentionally accelerating his vehicle in an attempt to elude law enforcement, driving a vehicle attempting to arrest him causing them to fear for their lives and refusing to place his hands behind his back while being taken into custody. According to the report, was dispatched to an assault on Gator Bone Road. Call notes indicate that Zapata had discharged a handgun at his wifes feet and then left the scene in a red and black Nissan, which was observed traveling in the opposite direction from 21. Parales turned around and followed Zapata from a distance, giving location updates and waiting for additional units. Two deputies in an unmarked car were at the intersection of SR-21 and SR-16 when Zapata turned west onto SR-16 and also began to follow. Parales initiated the lights on his marked department issued vehicle and attempted to stop Zapata. Once he had activated his lights, Zapata accelerated to over 100 sight of him. About 30 minutes later, Zapata was observed turning around at the intersection of Lightning Strike Road and W SR-230 Bunn and D/S Redmond). They activated their lights and stopped in the roadway facing the defendant while he was stopped after making a three-point turn. Both exited their vehicle wearing their tactical vests with Sheriff clearly visible printed on them and their badges visible as well. They gave loud, verbal command for Zapata to turn off his vehicle and show his hands. He then accelerated towards them, making them feel they were in danger. The deputies had to jump out of the vehicles path to prevent being struck. Zapata Zapata was located again turning onto Treat Road from Kingsley Road. Bunn and Redmond were parked about 40 yards in front of Zapata. He exited his vehicle and threw cars keys, several feet away, then laid down on the pavement with his arms at his sides as the deputies approached. When attempts were made to place him in handcuffs, he stiffened up and would not place his hand behind his back. He was eventually handcuffed and taken into and one round was found in the chamber, although the magazine was empty. he was going to kill the victim. He said that Neal then took the gun and hit him multiple times in the face. He said Neal then made him strip naked, get in his vehicle and drive away. The victim said all that they had been talking about was his not wanting to be involved with Neal selling cocaine. The victim stated that he felt threatened and scared for his life after the incident and said that he would provide a written statement and wanted to press charges. He said that there were no witnesses to the incident. The victims wife was provided with a written statement form and instructed to have her husband complete the form once he could. She advised that she had just received a call from her sister, who told her that Neal had called her and told her to call and tell her that the police had better not be called or else. The victims wife advised that the incident had taken place at another location on S.W. 107 Ave. She said her husband had pulled up at the address on S.W. CRIME


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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. FOR SALE: 2010 Electra Motorcy cle. 72,000 miles. Selling due to health. $12,000. 816-390-6418. 45 Land for Sale FOR SALE: 10 plus acres at 2326 NE 144th St. Pasture, garden, etc. 904-364-9022. 47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE for rent. 113 E. Call St. Call Freddie American Dream Realty at 904509-9893. 48 Homes for Sale 2 HOUSES FOR SALE/ LEASE TO BUY. Must have credit score of 660+ 3BR/2BA house. ers, Jacuzzi tub, gas Lake access. Post Mas ters Village in Keystone Heights. $1000/mo.$1050/mo. plus 1 month deposit. Call Dave 352-473-3560. 50 For Rent FOR RENT 3BR/2BA DW. Large rooms in Country. 12273 S.E. 21st Ave. Starke. $675/mo. plus $650 Security 904-9648637. WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-4681323. NEWLY RENOVATED mobile homes. 3 BR/ 2 BA DW and 2 BR/ 2 BA. (One) 16x80 2 BR/2 BA. Lake Butler. 1-678-4386828. FOR RENT: 3BR/2BA HOUSE. Newly remod nal & security. Available with approved credit. Call 904-364-9022. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS. Newly renovated 2BR/ 2BA 14 wide MH on 1 acre. Quiet setting, 5 minutes from Brooklyn Bridge. Area code 865307-1335. $625/mo. Plus deposit. 52 Animals and Pets CHIHUAHUA PUPS. 3 males, 8 weeks old. shots. $150. 407-6668622 Tina. 53 A Yard Sales CLOTHING AND LIN ENS SALE. Comfort ers, quilts, afghans, sheets, pillow cases, wash clothes, towels, tablecloth, placemats settings, purses, bags, hand kerchiefs ,miscel laneous A lot of brand new stuff never opened. Very nice ladies clothes, House coats ,jackets ,pajamas. See pics on swip swap. Priced to sell. 1025 W. Madison St. Saturday 9am-? 55 Wanted LOOKING FOR HANDY MAN to help with. Lawn care. Have my own equipment. Call 904368-9990. 59 Personal Services MCALPINE LAWN CARE. too big. Light trimming & removal. 904-964-8486, 904-263-8411. Billy McAlpine. 65 Help Wanted ON CALL PART TIME / Full Time Collec tion Site Attendant Union County Solid Waste is hiring Call Time Collection Site At tendants/ Must be able to pass drug screen and DOC background check. These positions are on call/ as needed and does not include apply in person at Union County Solid Waste located at 15285 SW 84th Street Lake Butler, FL 32054. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Union County BOCC is an equal opportuni ty employer and gives Union County Solid Waste is hiring a Full Time Collection Site At tendant/ Must be able to pass drug screen and DOC background check. This position is Please apply in per son at Union County Solid Waste located at 15285 SW 84th Street Lake Butler, FL 32054. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Union County BOCC is an equal op portunity employer and ence. EQUIPMENT OPERATOR The New River Solid Waste Association is cants for the position of Equipment Operator. Responsibilities will in clude operation of a va riety of heavy equipment in addition to screening wastes for removal of unauthorized materials. Experience in the oper ation and maintenance of heavy equipment experience is desired. Employee will be re quired to complete a an Inmate Supervision course within 6 months of employment. Valid Florida Driver License and high school gradu ation or GED needed. Salary range will vary based on experience. Applications can be picked up at the Admin located on State Road 121, 2 miles north of Raiford, Florida. Dead line for submitting appli cations will be June 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. For further information, call 386-431-1000. New River Solid Waste is a drug-free workplace; drug testing will be re quired. NRSWA is an Equal Opportunity Em ployer. NOW ACCEPTING AP PLICATIONS for Res ident Assistants and Personal Support Ser vices for developmen tally disabled adults. Several positions avail, varying schedules. Must be at least 21, have HS diploma or equivalent, clean FL DL & able to pass D.O.T. physical and Level 2 bg check, computer literate. DrugFree Workplace. Res Asst must have proof of 1 year caregiving ex perience with disabled persons; Pers Support must have 2 years. Ap ply in person at 1351 S Water St, Starke. Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Bradford High School opens Tri-County Classifieds Bradford Union Clay Reach over 27,000 Readers Every Week!INDEX40 Notice 41 Vehicles Accessories 42 Motor Vehicles 43 RVs & Campers 44 Boats 45 Land for Sale 46 Real Estate Out of Area 47 Commercial Property Rent, Lease, Sale 48 Homes for Sale 49 Mobile Homes for Sale 50 For RentWord Ad Classified Tuesday, 12:00 noon Classified Display Tuesday, 12:00 noon 964-6305 473-2210 496-2261 NOTICEClassified Advertising should be paid in advance unless credit has already been established with the newspaper. A $3.00 service charge will be added to all billing to cover postage and handling. 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The 62-year-old coach admitted he has given thought to stepping down, saying its probably time to bring in a younger coach. I was kind of looking to cut back, Duncan said. I think its a good thing to get some fresh blood in there. BHS Athletic Director Lamar Waters said Duncan had talked several times during the season about stepping down. That started the process and thinking about it, Waters said, adding it was time to breathe some new life into the program. Duncan led the Tornadoes to the regional playoffs in 2014 and 2016 as a district runnerup each year. Bradford lost in each of those seasons. Duncan said he coached some good players and worked with wonderful people in the school system. He added he was proud of the fact that improvements had been made to the schools also included an upgrade in facilities, including the addition of covered batting cages. He did a great job while he was here of improving the facilities and really helping maintain the program and putting it in great shape for whoever the next person may be, Waters said. Waters, who was a head baseball coach at both BHS and Union County High School, said some very familiar guys in the area have applied for the position and that he felt good about the overall pool of applicants. Being a baseball guy, I know a lot of them, he were going to be able to get somebody in here thats a proven winner and just somebody wholl want to try to get as many kids as he can to the next level. Duncan, who is hopeful his son David will get the job, looks back at his time as head coach fondly. Its been a good run for me, he said. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Waters believes the program will fare well regardless of whos hired. There are enough good candidates out there that its going to be a tough decision, Waters said, but I think whatever decision we make, itll be a good one for the program and for the kids of Bradford County. Lamar Waters BY CLIFF SMELLEY Hed watch high school football players sign letters of intent to play in college on TV and think, Thatd be really cool if I could do that. Well, it was cool, as Kaison Harvey got his chance to sign a letter of intent. The Keystone Heights High School defensive back will play for Webber International University in Babson Park. Its a blessing, Harvey said after a May 31 signing ceremony in the schools media center. Ever since I was a kid, Ive dreamed of this. Its turning into reality. Im just so thankful for all the coaches and all the administrators whove helped me on the way. Im excited about this new journey and to represent Keystone. Keystone Head Coach Chuck Dickinson said Harvey had a good senior season that saw him coming off an injury in 2016. His four interceptions led the team. I expect him to do well at the next level, Dickinson said. Hopefully, hell go down there, enjoy it and have a chance to contribute some way this coming year. Harvey had been in contact via email with coaches at Ave Maria University and had


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Earn your B.S. in Accounting sfcollege.eduFor more information, visit our website at B-sect Legals 6/7/18 NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed ordinance, which title hereinafter appears, will be considered for enactment by the Board of County Commissioners of Bradford County, Florida at a public hearing on June 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, at the County Commission Chambers in the North Wing of the Bradford County Courthouse, located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the Clerk, located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida, during regular business hours. On the date, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA IMPOSING A SIX CENT LOCAL OPTION GAS TAX UPON EVERY GALLON OF MOTOR FUEL AND SPECIAL FUEL SOLD IN BRADFORD COUNTY AND TAXED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 206, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING THAT THE PROCEEDS OF THE TAX IMPOSED HEREIN BE DISTRIBUTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH EXISTING INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN BRADFORD COUNTY AND THE MUNICIPALITIES LOCATED THEREIN REPRESENTING A MAJORITY OF THE INCORPORATED AREA POPULATION WITHIN THE COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ARTICLES; PROVIDING DIRECTION TO STAFF; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF ORDINANCE PROVISIONS; PROVIDING DIRECTION TO THE CODIFIER; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The 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 the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision 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. Persons with disabilities who require assistance to participate in the meeting are requested to notify the Clerk of the Court, Bradford County Courthouse, Starke, Florida, 904-966-6280 at least two business days in advance; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 1-800-955-8771. 6/7 1tchg-B-sect NOTICE The New River Community Health Center Board of Directors will meet June 13, 2018, at 395 West Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. taken a visit to Lake Wales Warner University. He said for a while, he thought he would end up at Warner, but he got an email from Webber coaches asking him to visit their school. Harvey did and was obviously impressed as he committed during that visit. The coaches, they were just amazing, Harvey said. They welcomed me like family, like they had known me forever. The campus is just amazingly beautiful. Everything about it is just so beautiful. The football players down there, I just talked to them they were all welcoming. I knew that was my home. Dickinson said what stood out about Harvey this past season for KHHS was his preparation each week, watching video and knowing what to expect from the opponent. He had a good understanding of the routes receivers were running, Dickinson said. The coach said Harvey did a good job breaking on the ball and not allowing himself to get beat deep. Now, he just needs to put in the work in the weight room to complement his skills. Hes going to have to put on some weight and get a little stronger, Dickinson said. Harvey, who was listed as 6-0, 167, heading into his senior season, admitted he needs to get bigger and stronger. He said hes been working out with Webber defensive lineman Johnny Hernandez, a Bradford High School graduate who is entering his sophomore season, and following the workout regimen the school provided him. Ive been hitting the gym really hard, Harvey said. The end goal of that work ball come fall. When asked experience would feel like, Harvey said, I think Ill be intimidated a little bit, but I in and rock and roll. Its a dream come true for Harvey. Dickinson expects him to make the most of what HARVEY


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