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Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication 904-964-6305 904-964-8628 Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, July 12, 2018 106 th Year 12 th Issue 75 CENTS election set for August 28 The 2018 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 28. In this election, voters may only vote for candidates within the party they are registered with. To register to vote or get more information about the primary, Osborne, Union County Supervisor of Elections at 386.496.2236. distribution The Farm Share food distribution for July will take place July 14 at the big pavilion at the Lakeside Park at 9 a.m. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 7:30 a.m. to help get unloaded and set up. The food distribution is free and is not based on income. library Summer BINGO is back at the Union County Public Library, promising fun for the whole family. The event will be held on Saturday, July 28 from 3-5 p.m. BINGO cards will be 3 for $1. There will be free popcorn and drinks will be on sale. Proceeds Junior Friends of the Library Scholarship Fund. Baptist Fellowship Baptist Church will hold a one-day Vacation Bible School on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided and transportation from Spires if needed. Call Lori at 386.853.5637. Bring a bathing suit and a change of clothes. See you there! Magnolia pianist Members of the Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church of Raiford will celebrate the 19 th Anniversary of their pianist, Bunny Taylor, on Sunday, July 15 at 3 p.m. The speaker for the hour will be Pastor Vidal Williams of Faith Bible Church in Sanderson FL. Grace Christian Fellowship Baptist Church invites you to VBS July 28 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The day will begin with VBS fun for ages nursery through 17 from 9 a.m. until noon. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by games and water slide fun from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. This event is for the entire family. to resolve agency inactivity in resolving mining activities in Union and Bradford Telegraph-Times-Monitor Reiner and Reiner, the legal Against Phosphate Mining and the Ecology Party of Florida has announced that it intends to sue seven federal and four Florida agencies for their failure to act on violations for, according to the press release, unpermitted activities initiated for proposed new phosphate mining by HPS II, LLC in Union and Bradford counties. The press release further states that rather than doing their jobs, the agencies instead proposed a $2.5 million project from the activities of another mining operation in the area. P. Reiner sent an 80-page notice of violations of federal law to all relevant federal and state agencies which described the unpermitted activities which have been allowed to take place on their watch. required in the process to compel governmental agencies to enforce the law making sure they are aware that violations are or have been taking place. Since the March notice, there has been no change nor any action taken concerning the violations, so the agencies may now be sued for not doing their jobs. Legally, the federal government itself is immune from being sued, but its agencies are open to suits in cases of negligence, as is being claimed here. The intent to sue lists alleged violations of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Water Act and claims violations of piecemeal work conducted without federal review or permits for proposed expansion of phosphate mining in North Florida, beyond the Central Florida area contemplated in the area-wide Environmental Impacts Statement and the proposed multimillion dollar project in Bradford County. Listed recipients of the intent to sue document include: Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Col. Jason A. Kirk, Corps of Engineers; Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator, US EPA; Ryan Zinke, secretary, and Wildlife Service; Leonard Sessions, Attorney General of the United State; Noah Valenstein, secretary, Florida Protection; Eric Sutton, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; Hugh Thomas, executive director, Suwannee River Water Management Johns River Water Management Telegraph-Times-Monitor Election time is fast approaching and everyone needs to make sure they are registered and ready to exercise their right to vote when the time comes. The books will close on July 30 for the August 28 Primary Election. If you are not registered before the books close you will not be allowed to vote in the primary. Also, you may only vote for candidates from the party you are registered as being voter registration drives during the month of July in preparation for the book closing on July 30. Once the books close there can be no new registrations or party changes until after the Primary Election. The voter registration drive sites will be as follows: Friday, July 13 from 4-7 p.m. at Spires Grocery. Friday, July 20 from 4-6 p.m. at the Raiford City Hall. Friday, July 27 from 4-6 p.m. at Williams Grocery in Providence. Saturday, July 28 from 11 a.m. Telegraph-Times-Monitor Every year the Union County 4-H Clovers work hard to earn a special Mystery Trip at the end of the year as a reward for all of their hard work. This year the kids got to visit Two Tails Ranch, an elephant rescue, rehabilitation center and educational project. The Clovers learned


Telegraph-Times-Monitor If you have a farm or other agricultural endeavor, or if you ever participated in 4-H or FFA when you were in school, you probably are familiar with all of the services offered by the If you keep bees, or garden seriously, you may also know what services are offered there. But for many people, there is little idea of what is done at the garner there, even in a primarily agricultural county such as Union. Agriculture is a big deal in Union County. In 2015 there were 1,092 jobs in agriculture and related industries in the county, about 20.5% of all of the jobs. The county produced $45.8 million in gross regional product. It is estimated that for every dollar spent in agricultural research and Extension here is a return of $20 to the community. Funding for Extension services come from three main sources. In 2017 the state provided 65% of the total funding, with $220,304. Federal funds supplied 6% of the total, with $21,031 and the county provided 29% with $98,545. Another funding source is from county residents. There have been 463 recent donors to the program who reside in the county, and 280 more who donated sometime in 2017. Gifts to UF from county residents in 2017 came to a total of $276,612 and gifts to IFAS from the same population totaled $5,654. Residents who used extension with them rated the quality of those services at 100%. Of the clients who had the opportunity to use the information received, 86% said the information was effective and 83% said the information they were provided with either solved their problem of answered their question. Not only did the clients use the information themselves, 67% shared the information with someone else. In 2017, the Union County consultations, 1,780 phone and email consultations and engaged with clients using social media created 39 educational materials and hosted 3,235 participants at learning events. Statewide, advice and information from Extension participants save 176,405,796 gallons of water, helped 20,813 producers adopt recommended practices to improve their yield and had 56,562 adults and youth reporting healthy eating or physical activity practices or improved health parameters. As of Fall 2017 there were 34 UF students from Union County, 276 UF alumni residing in the county and 60 UF/IFAS alumni living in the county. The catch-word at UF/IFAS is The Science of Better Living, and they work hard to live up to it. Among the services and programs offered are environmental education, sustainable/ alternative agriculture and natural resource education, 4-H youth leadership, life skills and development, information about food preparation, food safety and nutrition and housing. The Union County UF/IFAS 25 NE First St. in Lake Butler. For advice on anything from growing a full agricultural crop or a healthy steer all the way garden, or even keeping your lawn in top shape, the Extension can be reached at (386)496-2321 or on the internet at http://union. 10 Bad Things We Do to Our Yard Trees Florida Forestry Service Frequently homeowners dont trouble until it is too late. Here are ten common easily avoided practices that harm trees growing in our yards. 1 Do Not Love Your Tree to Death Staking and mulching newly planted trees comes naturally to novice tree planters. However, these when done correctly. Staking and guying can help a tree grow taller, will anchor a tree in heavy winds, and can protect trees from mechanical damage. Most tree species dont need staking and should only need additional support for a short time. If done improperly, staking and guying can cause abnormal trunk growth, bark damage, girdling and cause a tree to become top heavy. When either are used, they should be tight enough to hold the tree upright, but loose enough to allow movement. When mulching is done to tree health. Tree roots need to breath, so never apply mulch more than 3 inches thick. To prevent decay and pest damage, avoid mulching within 3-4 inches of the tree trunk. 2 Trees Need a Little Love, Too A trees health and care often takes a back most of our time. But, being a tree owner comes with responsibility, which tends to get put off to the point where the tree suffers permanent harm. It is just as important to nurse a tree back to health as it is to plant and prepare it for a healthy future. Tree injury and improper pruning can lead to tree mortality. Regular maintenance and proper attention is necessary when a tree sustains injury. 3 Do Not Girdle Your Trees Girdling is common. Girdling results in the eventual strangulation of a tree. To protect a tree from the lawnmower and weed eater, homeowners will cover a trees trunk with plastic protector or other material. about elephants, both in captivity and in the wild and then got the biggest treat of the day they all got to ride an elephant! Union County McCallister said all of the kids had a great time learning about the worlds biggest land mammal.


Thursday, July 12, 2018 Union County Times 3A UCT Legals 7/12/18 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 18-CP-000028 Division: PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF RONALD LEROY BURNSIDE, JR. a/k/a RONALD L. BURNSIDE, JR. Deceased. The administration of the estate of RONALD LEROY BURNSIDE, JR. a/k/a RONALD L BURNSIDE JR. deceased, whose date of death was September 5, 2017 is pending in the Circuit Court for Union County. Florida. Probate Division, the address of which is 55 West Main Street, Room 103. Lake Butler. Florida 32054. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is July 5, 2018. Attorney: DENNIS J. SZAFRAN, ESQUIRE Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 118448 E-Mail: 401 Corbett Street, Suite 340B Clearwater, FL 33756 Telephone (727) 266-3431 Petitioner: RONALD BURNSIDE, SR. 775 W. Roger Road, Unit 169 7/5 2tchg 7/12-UCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 18000022CAAXMX WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO BANK MINNESOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; AS TRUSTEE F/K/A NORWEST BANK MINNESOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RENAISSANCE HEL TRUST 2004-3, vs. SANDRA A. EDWARDS F/K/A SANDRA A. MULBERRY A/K/A SANDRA MULBERRY, ET AL. Defendants To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE TRUST AGREEMENT DATED 5/11/05, KNOWN AS THE MULBERRY FAMILY TRUST (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last Known Address: 6365 SW 73RD CT, LAKE BUTLER, FL 32054 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: PARCEL M COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE EAST LINE OF THE E 1/2 OF NW 1/4 OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST AND THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF SR #239-A; THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 59 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SAID E 1/2 OF NW 1/4 A DISTANCE OF 1740.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 85 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 229.17 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 229.50 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 765.33 FEET TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF A GRADED COUNTY ROAD; THENCE RUN EASTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTH SIDE OF SAID GRADED COUNTY ROAD ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE CONCAVE SOUTHERLY, WHOSE RADIUS IS UNKNOWN, A DISTANCE OF 235.34 FEET AS MEASURED ALONG A CHORD HAVING A BEARING OF SOUTH 80 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST, THENCE RUN SOUTH 03 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 707.82 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998 SPRINGER DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME: TITLE#: 74234475; VIN#: GAFLV34A26847SH21 & TITLE#: 74234476; VIN#: GAFLV34B26847SH21. A/K/A 6365 SW 73RD CT, LAKE BUTLER FL 32054 are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Janillah Joseph, Esq. at VAN NESS LAW whose address is 1239 E. NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE, SUITE #110, DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33442 on or before August 9, 2018, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the original with the Clerk of this Court attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided to Administrative Order No. 206 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 3376237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 9 day of July, 2018 KELLIE HENDRICKS-CONNELL CLERK OF COURT BY Crystal Norman As Deputy Clerk 7/12 4tchg 8/2-UCT NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Evelyn S Jordan, PO Box 993, Glenn Saint Mary, FL 32040, sole owner, doing business Saint Mary, FL 32040, intends to Legals Everyone is encouraged to bring your own towels because you will get wet! The church is located at 4926 SW 107 th Ave. in Lake Butler. For more information, call 386.496.2859. 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. The summer adult programs will conclude with Frame Art on August 14. Summer programs, for teens and tweens 11 years old and up, are underway with the program for July 17 being Wood Art. There will be this event. Thursdays at 10 a.m. the summer Libraries Rock program is offered, with the series of programs ending on July 19 with an outside water party titled RockinParty! 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. The intent to sue document states that it represents the plaintiffs in the case with respect to current and activities either sanctioned or permitted by your agencies and entities (e.g. clearing, and alterations of historic large areas in Bradford and Union counties for a proposed 11,000-acre phosphate mine by HPSII Enterprises, LLC in the headwaters of the New River, beyond the area contemplated in the Final Areawide Environmental Impact Statement. Also included are concerns about AEIS and the addendum to the Final AEIS for the proposed expansion of phosphate mining in central Florida and the proposed multi-milliondollar funding to Bradford Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) project (IRMA-BRA-01). The letter of intent reiterates reported in the Notice of Violations of Federal Law preparatory work on areas and the Beasley Tract, both owned by principals in HPSII, as well as the installation of 38 unpermitted monitoring wells for the proposed mining, including some located on private property without the knowledge or permission of the owner. These wells are claimed to pose a threat to the quality of the aquifer, used as the sole source of drinking water for CAPM members and other rural residents. Also noted are the draining, clearing including some which provide habitat for federally listed endangered species. The document states that the following actions are required by federal law to take place in the next 60 days: a formal notice to HPSII from the Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) addressing the piecemealing violations and required actions, including the unpermitted taking of federally threatened and endangered species by those violations; a site inspection by USACOE enforcement staff, including CAPM representatives, to document the location of each of the approx. 38 unpermitted monitoring wells for the proposed phosphate mining and the removal of those wells at the expense of HPSII; a site inspection of . all of the locations described in the previous notice for piecemeal work that involved unpermitted ditching, draining and/or required by the USACOE of a complete application from HPSII for the proposed phosphate mining . prior to any further preparatory work; and a reevaluation of the AEIS evaluate the regional adverse impacts of phosphate mining on the entire Florian aquifer system. The conclusion of the document states that, The USACOE, as well as other federal and local agencies, were put on notice during the AEIS process, that the likelihood of other actions to enable additional strip-mining for phosphate would occur with consequent impacts to the regional Floridan Aquifer System underlying the area proposed for phosphate mining by HPSII Enterprises, LLC. abatement project, proposed does not comply with federal law in that no analysis of the environmental impacts or alternatives have been completed. The project is clearly an attempt to transfer the burden of commercial activities both current and proposed, to the taxpayers at an incalculable cost to the environment. This proposed project simply is one more step spreading stripmining throughout the regional Floridan aquifer system. Unless a more comprehensive, regional environmental assessment or study is done to access the cumulative impacts of all of these projects, our take legal action against all agencies, entities and persons involved under applicable state and federal laws.


386-496-9656 620 East Main Street Lake Butler, FL 32054(Across from Subway Plaza) tree could be suffering a slow death from this protection. Generally, it is just not a good practice to cover a trees baseespecially on a permanent basis. Instead, think about using a good mulch that will keep the trees base weed free and worry free. In combination with a small amount of annual herbicide, the mulch you apply will conserve moisture as well as prevent weed competition. 4 Dont Plant a Big Tree Under a Power Line Power lines and trees just dont mix. You can invest money in a tree and years of growth only to see the tree topped by an electric utility crew when the limbs touch their electric wires. You will get no sympathy from your power company and can them to spare your tree. Utility right-of-ways are a tempting place to plant trees. They are usually open and clear. Please resist that temptation. You might get by if you plant a small tree that has a maximum height that is lower than the height of the power line. 5 Do Not Force Your Tree to Compete with Other Plants In many cases trees cannot compete with an aggressive plant, like wisteria, that grow over the tree steeling nutrients and light. Many plants can take advantage of their spreading habit (such as vines) and can overwhelm the most vigorous tree. You can plant spreading shrubs and vines but keep them away from your trees. 6 Some Trees Need Full Sunlight Some tree species, cant handle too much shade. until 2 p.m. at Verns BBQ in Worthington Springs. You can also register at the Main Street in Lake Butler. The 496-2236. You will need to either at one of the drive location The books will reopen on August 29, after the Primary Election, to allow registration for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The books will close for the General Election on Oct. the opportunity to exercise your right to vote for the candidate of your choice. Continued from 2A SMOKEYBEAR.COM 9 out of 10 wildfires are caused by humans. 9 out of 10 wildfires can be prevented. ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES. J. Mcilvaine L. SchnitzerK. Gonzalez S. Murray C. DAmicoV. SchinkeH. HamerAC100% 100% PCHO-SMKY-P2593Ad Council Smokey Bear Get Your Smokey On Print B+W Newspaper Ad LIVE TRIM BLEED NOTES BUILT AT PRINTED AT REVISE CLIENT JOB # DATE SA SM TM PR CCO AE AS CLIENT DESCRIPTION ELEMENT/VERSION MM/JMCD A. LincolnAD D. NeriCD 4/30/08 #0N/A 3 col_5.75 x 10.5 N/A Conifers and many hardwood trees require full sunlight most of the day and are referred to as shade intolerant species. Likewise, trees that prefer shade are shade tolerant species. When planting a tree, be sure to select the right tree for the site. Shade intolerant examples are pine, red maple, oaks, red cedar, sweetgum, elm, and sycamore. Shade tolerant examples are dogwood, redbud, southern magnolia, and holly. 7 Remember Your Trees Space and Growth Requirements Every tree has its own unique growth potential. How tall and wide a tree grows is not only determined by its health and the condition of a tree will also be determined by its genetics. When planting a tree, make sure you select a location with ample space for the tree to grow. Think about how large the tree will growth in 20-30 years. Most good tree guides will give you height and spread information. 8 Root Damage Via Compaction and Storage A trees root system is the most vital organ on a tree. When roots fail to work properly the tree will eventually decline and die. The most common mistakes made by homeowners are building or paving over roots, excavating on and around the tree, park or store equipment, and/or toxic material over the 9 Tree and Property Incompatibility Poor tree placement can harm both your tree and your property. Always avoid planting trees that will outgrow the space provided. This frequently leads to Florida 4-H Legislature is a program like no other. This program allows youth from all over the state of Florida to take part in our legislative process whether it be from a media standpoint, legislative, or even a lobbyist. The youth that attend this event perform countless hours of research: making points of debate on their bills. Representatives and senators are placed on committees. These committees have bills that relate to certain problems in our home towns and in our communities. For example, there was a bill on property tax cuts for managing beehives and free admission for Florida residents to state parks. Our media correspondents had to write articles to put in a newsletter called the Leg Times. These articles consisted of the events and legislation passed that day. They also included some helpful tips from seniors graduating from the program, introductions to our Governor and Lt. Governor, and introductions to our media team since they are always behind the camera. Along with the newsletter, they created a slideshow to showcase pictures from the day and captured memories that we shared with participants. As for the lobbyists, their jobs were to convince the senators and representatives to pass or fail certain bills that made it through the committees. The lobbyists work hard on their pitches to the congressmen and they go as far as handing out goodies that have to do with their bills. One lobbyist pair gave out feminine hygiene products for their bill on public bathrooms providing such products in the state of Florida. I was fortunate enough to be on the planning committee for this historic event at our states capital. Planning this event is a lot of hard work. The planning committee is there to make the participants experiences great. Whether that be just debating on a certain bill to entice debate or running around the capital just to get a picture of a certain person because they havent been put in the senior section of the slide show. On the Florida 4-H Legislature Planning Committee I had the privilege of being the Co-Head Media Correspondent along with two other very close friends of mine. Being on the planning committee was like being part of a big family. We all had to get to know each other and learn to trust one another. I know even after this past year I made more lifelong friends then I have in previous years. The Florida 4-H Legislature program as a whole provided me and others with a way to make lifelong friends we know will be there forever no matter if they live in Miami, the Panhandle, or just 30 minutes away in Gainesville. damaged foundations, water and utility lines and walkways. In most cases, the tree has to be removed. 10 Dont Use Trees for Utility Poles and Decoration Trees can easily become convenient fence posts, light poles and ornament stands. standing tree for purposes of utility and decoration, such by attaching them with permanent anchors. If you would like more information on selecting, planting, and maintaining yard trees or other tree related matters, contact your local county forester. In Union County, homeowners can contact Jay Tucker at 386496-2190. For Bradford County homeowners, contact Jim Tootle at 904-964-2461.


BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer School employees receiving training to prepare for the new school year is nothing unusual, but some who work in the Bradford County School District are learning skills outside of the norm in an effort to better protect students. As part of the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, which falls under Floridas newly created Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, 13 Bradford school employees are in the midst of being trained by the Bradford act in an active-shooter scenario. Guardians are volunteers who must have concealed-weapons permits. They will be armed while on campus, with guns issued to them by BCSO. By law, though, a guardian can only aid in the prevention or abatement of an active-shooter incident on campus. They are not to use their weapons in any other situation. They also cannot make arrests. Their powers are very limited, said BCSO Detective Sgt. Brad Witt, who is one of several BCSO employees who helped devise the training the Bradford guardians are going through. Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith said, This is basically the last line of defense. As of June 29, 21 Florida BCSO) were involved in training guardians, though in some counties, not all of the schools will have guardians. For example, guardians will be at elementary schools only in Clay County and at charter schools only in Alachua and Sarasota counties. Not just any school employee can become a guardian, which seems to be a misunderstanding some people have. By state law, full-time classroom teachers cannot become guardians, though there are exceptions: JROTC instructors, current military members and current or Also, the guardians have to undergo rigorous training, with BCSO requiring them achieve a higher percentage rate of success pass background checks and psychological evaluations. The standards these folks are getting held to are extremely high, Witt said. A lot of people thought this was going to be a Wild-West kind of thing teachers running around with guns but its not. There are standards set forth by law, and there are standards set forth by our policy. They have a six-page policy by the Bradford County adhere to along with our other policies about use of force, The state requires ongoing training at least annually, but BCSO will require guardians to do more than the minimum. We plan to hold as much training as we can for them, Witt said. The number of how many a year has not been set in stone, but we will hold training, where we continue to reinforce what they were taught and continue to develop their skills. training guardians are issuing them uniforms that identify them as such, but the guardians in Bradford will wear plain clothes and be anonymous. It also wont be revealed how many guardians Smith said whereas an active shooter can easily identify a she will not be able to identify a guardian by sight. Now when you come onto campus, when you start shooting, you dont know whos going to be shooting back at you, Smith said. Guardian requirements State law dictates that guardians will receive 144 hours of training, which are broken down into the following: instruction based on the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commissions Law Enforcement Academy training model, which training. hours of precision pistol instruction, where those training learn to zero in on smaller target areas to increase their chances of hitting their targets. Thats a lot of what we call aim-small, misssmall drills, Witt said. Eight hours of discretionary shooting instruction via Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Thursday, July 12, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Ages 4 years 5th grade Join Us at Madison Street Baptist Church 900 W Madison Street Rev. Justin Kirksey, Senior Pastor Ages 4 years 5th grade Join Us at Madison Street Baptist Church 900 W Madison Street Rev. Justin Kirksey, Senior Pastor Coffee@FirePower.Coffee Phone: 352.478.8174 FirePower Coffee Roasters, LLC322 SE State Road 100, Suite D Keystone Heights, FL 32656-6468 FirePower.Coffee Freshly Roasted Whole Bean or Ground Specialty Coffees Freshly Brewed Samples Restaurant Convenience Packs Specialty Teas Now Available


2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, July 12, 2018 Shop Local BUCKS simulator exercises. In this virtual shooting range, they can do everything from displaying a static target up there to Witt said. This simulator forces them to do reloads. Its CO2equipped. Itll actually give the simulated guns recoil to make it realistic to shooting. Eight hours of instruction in active-shooter scenarios. We will actually take them to the school and put on some live scenarios, where somebody will play a suspect, Witt said. They will hear shots and have to respond to them and confront that suspect. Eight hours of instruction in defensive tactics. If they get to a suspect, and this person stops shooting the deadly force situation is gone they have to be able to safely defend themselves should something occur or have to be able to safely help law enforcement detain this suspect, Witt said, adding, Also, a big part of defensive tactics are your use-of-force laws and knowing when youre hours of instruction in legal issues. Pass a psychological evaluation. Submit to and pass initial and subsequent drug screenings. Successfully complete ongoing training, weapon basis. Successfully complete at nationally recognized diversity training program. Youre going to be trained just like our deputies, Witt said. Guardians will not only be responsible for going through and passing subsequent training. They are expected to act appropriately in the role of guardian. They are subject to being removed from it at any time should they not be operating in a manner thats consistent with what were looking for, Witt said. Witt said he and BCSO Sgt. Joe Shiller were tasked with creating the training program for the Bradford guardians. They consulted with the Polk County going through the same process, Witt said. Then he and Shiller turned to members of their own Hes kind of the lead related because of his tactical background, Witt said of Mueller. Hes our SWAT commander. Hes a lawTerrell Williams and Cpl. Hannah Haas of the BCSO have also been instrumental in instructing guardians. Plus, BCSO is getting the services of Sgt. Scott Andrews of the Union We dont have a defensive tactics instructor in house, Witt door in Union County. They were very gracious and have allowed him to participate in helping us. Many others within the BCSO have assisted in tasks such as processing applications and assisting with background checks. Its been a huge team effort, Witt said. a short amount of time The instruction guardians are going through is intensive and makes for long days. They are completing everything in a threeweek period prior to the start of school. Smith said weekend training can consist of at least 12-hour days. Its a testament to the commitment of those who want to become guardians Witt said. Its not like they get four days of instruction during the week, with time at night to study, before taking a test on the material on Theyll go through a 12hour legal section and then be handed a test and be immediately Witt said. You are expected to work to retain this information. Theyre doing a phenomenal job of that so far. Those who were interested in volunteering attended an interest meeting, which detailed the amount of training, the number of hours and the various other requirements necessary to become a guardian. Several people who attended that meeting decided not to pursue the training, Witt said. The ones who stuck with the program went into it knowing that regardless of the hours they put in, if they didnt meet the established criteria to pass or if they didnt pass the psychological evaluation, they would not be This is not something where just because youre here, its going to be handed to you, Witt said. Its something thats going to be earned. Its going to be something youre going to work hard for. Witt said those going through the current training have been enthusiastic. Theyre putting in very good work right now, Witt said. Every test that has been taken to this point has been passed Church prays for the best and prepares for the worst Special to the TelegraphTimes-Monitor Most of the recent headlines about mass shootings have focused on public schools, following the tragedy at Marjorie Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. However, last November, a Texas shooting underscored another class of organizations vulnerable to violence when 26 people were killed at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. No church should assume that It will not happen here, said Bob Milner, who leads the safety team at Madison Street Baptist years have demonstrated that all churches are at risk for crimes and critical incidents, regardless of denomination or size. Bradford County very good job of retaining a lot of information that theyre being given in a very short period of time. Its all about BCSO doing what it can to better ensure the safety of students. Witt said hes glad Smith made the decision to train guardians to complement With the training these folks are receiving and having that school resource deputy in every school, I cant imagine a safer Bradford County School District foot barbed-wire fence around the place and make it look like a prison, Witt said. SCHOOL Milner, who is Starkes city manager and a former Bradford County sheriff, said the churchs pastoral staff did not walk blindly into its decision to develop a team to handle church security and safety issues. They had been discussing ideas and exchanging information for several years the current safety unit. From the parking lot to the pulpit, our goal is to help create a place where members and guests can freely worship the Lord with fellow believers, Milner said. Anyone entering a service of a very warm and welcoming environment for them and their children they should not have to give any thought as to whether they are safe or may be threatened. Training and recruiting In implementing the congregations security plan, church security training sessions. Three other members of the initial team then attended two training sessions: Church Intruder Awareness and Response and Personnel and Volunteers. Next, Milner recruited captains for four teams, one team for each week of the month. Each team captain has either a public safety or an emergency management background. The existing safety team, including the newly appointed captains, each of the four teams.


BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The vice president of Beck Automotive Group told a association about the future of driving, during its July meeting. Wayne McClain said many features of self-driving cars are already apart of todays newer models, like adaptive cruise control, automatic parking, lane-departure warning and steering assistance, blind spot detection and lidar systems. He also predicted that injuries and fatalities will be pedestrian-related. Youre not going to see fatal car crashes with cars crashing into each other, he said. Youre going to see pedestrians getting hit, bicyclists and that type of news. Great news for some people, not so great for other people. McClain said that one of the most dangerous practices on the road today: texting while driving, will be a thing of the He said that the federal government has mandated to all automobile manufactures come with technology that makes texting while driving impossible. Those that text while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash, he said. He said that back in the manufacturers were convinced that consumers didnt care about safety features. If you look now at any commercial thats going on automobile manufacturers feature safety in their commercials, he said. Its what people are interested in now, especially younger people. McClain went over some of the technologies available as options in luxury cars today that he said will be standard equipment in the future, including: Lane departure warnings: It alerts you when youre out of the lane, said McClain. We have a lot of people that buy cars and theyll bring it back after two or three days, and say, I go to change lanes, and the steering wheel just you to get back in your lane. Blind spot monitors: One of my favorites, said McClain I drove my uncles older pickup when I went to see him, and Im so used to all these gadgets that I went to get into the right lane and there was a car in the blind spot there and I pulled on over. The driver talked to me a little bit about that. Adaptive cruise control: This feature speeds the car up or slows it down to maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the ones in front of yours. If you have a newer car now, he said, if you get too close to the car in front of you, red lights will go off and itll start telling you to slow down. In a lot of Volvos, Cadillacs, Acuras, you from running into a car in front of you. Adaptive headlights. Really a great little tool, he said. If you turn a corner, the headlights kind of turn with you so you can see what youre supposed to be seeing. Traction control: Helps prevent cars from getting stuck, he said. Goes on when the wheels start to slip. When would you turn off the traction control? When youre stuck. Because if youre stuck in the mud, the traction controls trying to get you going, so its got the wheels going independently, so you want to turn it off. Tire pressure monitoring: This warns the driver when the tires are over or under government has mandated that Fatigue warnings: On the Lincolns now, McClain said, theres a little icon of a coffee cup that comes up if the car notices that your eyelids are drooping. Cadillac has that also on some of its models. Backup rear view camera: This is almost the standard now on cars, he said. This was done some years ago because a young boy was hit in a driveway and his mom and dad advocated to the government. They were the ones that got the rear camera Automatic parallel parking: If you are driving down a street and you see that open spot, you can press the button on your console, and itll back the car in there, he said. Theres a commercial on television now of a young kid thats trying to impress his girlfriends parents, and they car, but it aint him, its the car. Young driver key: Heres one for those of you who have grandkids and teenagers, McClain said. Im just using this one, but other manufacturers also have them. This one is the My Ford teenagers that has a seat belt reminder that will not let them play music if their seatbelts not on. It has a top speed indicator. You can set it for how fast you want it to go. It screens radio content and can have them tone it down. We have kids that come in after their parents have bought a car and they get the key and theyll come in to the service department and theyll miles an hour! Well just tell them to call their parents, and they say, Oh, no, dont call my parents! Great, great thing. McClain also gave the business group car buying tips. He advised the crowd to get prepared before visiting a vehicle seller, arrange for a prospective used car to a mechanic. He also advised business owners to consider leasing instead of buying for tax advantages, and he said purchasers should carefully analyze extended warranty offers before getting into such contracts. Thursday, July 12, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B rfnttrfbtnrrtf rfrnfrnr t rrnnrrrttn nnnntrrttf brtrrttttrrrrrn rrfrtrf Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANServing the area for 29 years. Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Back & Neck Pain Clinic A teams rotation is completed in one week, which consists of Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday evening. The team conducts security sweeps of all buildings during church services, locks all side entrances and posts team members in the sanctuary ready to respond as necessary. When that groups rotation is complete, team members then have the rest of the month free to worship and serve in their normal capacity while the other three teams cover the remainder of the month in one-week rotations. We also have a safety team present at any major church event, such as Vacation Bible School and the Fall Festival, Milner said. For events such as these two that draw large numbers of familiar with registered sex offenders and predators to work the event. If the church wants still more of a uniformed presence, they may also pay an off-duty Starke County deputy sheriff to cover the event or service. Protecting children While active shooters tend to get most of the headlines, Milner said, the fact is that churches are from marital disputes and child custody battles. The church has systems in place to ensure childrens safety; only authorized adults have access to them. The nursery area is monitored by closed circuit television, and childrens workers must undergo background screening. Additional security measures, undisclosed for safety reasons, are also in place for the nursery and childrens area. A motto verse for the safety team is: Be on guard for that the Holy Spirit has appointed you to as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood While we truly believe we should pray for the best, we must also prepare for the worst, Milner said. Safety team members are trained to recognize potential de-escalate crisis situations. lockouts-lockdowns and basic Although we do not like to think about the risk of violent acts or other crimes occurring within the church walls, it is something that we, as leaders, are obligated to prepare for, said Milner. Medical team being organized Several nurses, paramedics volunteering to form another safety team. That group should be in place shortly. The church already has two automated team to use but are hoping two more are soon donated. Milner said, There are no plans to phase out the safety teams but rather to strengthen and expand the training and involvement of as many members as we deem necessary to continue providing an inviting for everyone who sets foot on the campus of MSBC. CHURCH Dealer executive: The future of driving is here teenagers that has a seat belt reminder that will not let them play not on. It has a top speed indicator. You can set it to go. It screens radio content and can have them tone it down. Wayne McClain


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She moved to Keystone Heights from Jacksonville where she attended Florida Junior College and was store manager for Chevron-Texaco and Shell convenience stores until her retirement. She was a member of Hope Baptist Church in Starke. She is survived by: her husband of 17 years, Richard McRae of Keystone Heights; children, Amber McRaney of Keystone Heights, Zoey Knight of Green Cove Springs and Saul Arroyo who is serving in the United States Army in Colorado; sister, Cheryl Friend of Michigan; and seven grandchildren. There are no services scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Marlene Conaway MIDDLEBURG Marlene Conaway, 84, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018. She was born to the late Ellery and Gladys (Hicks) Sapp on July 24, 1933 in Starke. Marlene was a resident of the Middleburg area for 37 years and a member of Long Branch Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and enjoyed playing the piano. She was a in the auxiliary Gideons of Clay County. Marlene was a clerk in the Professional Library at Duval County School board and a member of the Cattlemans Association of Clay County. Marlene was preceded in death by her husband, James Conaway, and is survived by her sons, Everett (Edith) Conaway, Harry (Sharon) Conaway and Charles (Tammie) Conaway; daughter, Cindy (David) Rhoads; sister, Katrina (Gilbert) Lawson; 11 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. Services were held July 6 at Long Branch Baptist Church with her cemetery. Please sign the familys online guestbook at www.broadusraines. com. Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs. (904) 284-4000 PAID OBITUARY Carl Dickerson LAKE CITY Carl Edward Dickerson, 74, of Lake City passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Carl was born in Charlotte Court House, Virginia on Sept. 24, 1943 to the late John and Hallie Dickerson. Carl enjoyed leatherwork, gardening, dancing, and traveling. Carl especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He leaves his beloved family to cherish his memory. Carl Dickerson is survived by: his loving wife, Janie Dickerson; two sons, Jim (Tana) Godwin of Lake Butler, and Ben (Shawn) Godwin of Lake City; four daughters, Cathy (Rick) Ryan of Newberry, Karen (Stan) Tileson of Gainesville, Jami (Larry) Cochran of Lake Butler, and Pam Dickerson of Virginia; one very special niece, Gwen Allen; three brothers, Walter Dickerson, Franklin (Esther) Dickerson, and William (Agnes) Dickerson; one sister, Mabel D Allen. Carl is survived by: 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, he is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Carl was loved by many and will be missed. Lake City. A Memorial Service was held on July 11 at First Christian Church in Lake Butler. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 N Lake Ave Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386) 496-2008. PAID OBITUARY Henry Filer LAKE BUTLER Minister Henry William H.W. Filer, 74, of Lake Butler passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018. Henry was born on July 5, 1944 to the late Johnnie and Ethel Mae Filer in Alachua. At a very young age, Henry worked as a farmhand on the Whitehead familys farm. Later he gained employment with the Union County Sheriffs Department, where he worked as a chef, for more than 30 years. Even after his retirement, Henry continued to cook for the sheriffs department. He also catered events and cooked for Union County schools. He was famous for his chicken and rice. He loved to help people. Together with his beloved wife, Mama Catherine, Henry started a local food bank. He especially enjoyed spending time with his friends and his family. Henry Filer is preceded in death by: his wife, Catherine Filer; one son, Glenndale Filer. He leaves behind his loving family to cherish his memory. Filer is survived by: four sons, King Solomon (Doris) Grigger, Anthony J. (Sarah) Filer, Charlie (Kashandra) Filer, Harold Young; three daughters, Henrietta (Kenneth) Williams, Sonya Filer, Angela Filer; brothers, Napoleon Filer, David Leroy (Lillian) Filer; sisters, Catherine Mills, Geraldine Blake, Ruthie Mae Merricks, Lilllan Mitchell, Judy Anderson, Patricia Jones, Bernice Folston. He is survived by: 117 grandchildren and greatgrandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at Archer Funeral Home on Friday, July 13, from 6 pm until 8 pm. A funeral service will be on Saturday, July 14, 11:00 am at Little Rock Church in Lake Butler. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 N Lake Ave Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386) 496-2008. PAID OBITUARY Anna Galan KEYSTONE HEIGHTSAnna Iris Galan, age 80, of Keystone Heights passed away at her home Monday, July 2, 2018. She was born to Augusto and Lydia (Molina) Serrano on June 29, 1938. She resided in Keystone Heights since 1980 and was a parishioner of St. William Catholic Church. Anna had a great love of children and her daycare; owning and operating Annas Loving Care before working at Midway Learning Center until her retirement. She was a beloved, wife, mother, and grandmother. She touched many lives with her love and friendship. She enjoyed painting, good music (Elvis) laughing and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: her husband, Antonio Tony Galan, Sr.; and her daughter, Zelda Nelson. Survivors are: two daughters, Kris Patrick of Keystone Heights and Sandra (Greg) Slaughter of Palatka; three sons, Tony Galan, Jr. of King George, Virginia, Frank Galan of Keystone Heights and Danny (Cindy) Galan of Louisiana; a son in-law Gary Nelson of Great Mills, Maryland; twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren to whom she was lovingly known as Nana. A special note of appreciation to her granddaughter Molina Schebell, who years. We are forever grateful. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 14 starting at 10:00 a.m. with A Celebration of Annas Life beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel with Father Mike Williams presiding. Interment will follow at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. The family is requesting that you please dress casual using a donation to VITAS Healthcare, 7406 Fullerton Street Suite 105, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Arrangements are under the care of JonesGallagher Funeral Home, 340 E. Walker Dr. Keystone Heights. 352473-3176. PAID OBITUARY LAWTEY Raymond Big Daddy passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Shands Regional Medical Center in Starke with his loving family by his side. He was born in Starke, Florida on Jan. 3, 1951 to the late Joe Melton Ray was a lifelong resident of Bradford County. He graduated from Bradford High School in 1971 and started his longtime career as a truck driver with the Department of Transportation. Through his career, Ray met the love of his life, Dee Sheri Padilla, and happily married her on June 10, 1989. Ray was a devoted husband and loving father to his six children. His main passion in life was his family and spoiling his grandchildren. After 33 years of dedicated service as a truck driver, Ray retired. With his free time, Ray enjoyed riding the roads with his brother, Mitchell. He also with his family at family functions. Ray was preceded in death by: his parents; his sisters, Hazel MiMi Johnson and Patsy Luke; his brothers, Acie Johnson, and Earl Luke. children, Amanda Lema (Jeffrey Deese) of Middleburg, Jessica (Jeremy) Brown of Lake Butler, Kenny DeWitt of Starke, and Cindy (Nate) Davis Juanita Willingham of Lawtey; his grandchildren, Wyatt, Bryce, Abby, Dawson, Grant, Doot, Zach, and Jeffrey; his greatgranddaughter, Brylee; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Rays Life was held on July 9 at the Archie Tanner followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery in Starke. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit www. to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Tammy Keim KEYSTONE HEIGHTSTammy Lynette Keim, 45, of Keystone Heights died Monday, July 2, 2018 at Shands Hospital in Starke unexpectedly. She was born April 29, 1973 in Gainesville and was of the Baptist faith. She was a lifelong resident of the Keystone Heights She was a wife and mother. She was preceded in death by: her mother Rosella (Dowling). She leaves behind her husband of 21 years, Robert Bob Keim; children, Justin Lee (Holly) Martin, Emily Ann Martin and Ty Robert Keim all of Keystone Heights; her father and step-mother, Albert and Addie (Melton) Pons of Melrose; siblings Teresa Peterson of Windsor, Albert Lee Pons, Jr. of High Springs, Lynn Starling of Starke and Steven Starling of Melrose; and many other family members. A memorial service was held July 11 in the Jones-Gallagher Funeral are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Barbara Kicklighter GAINESVILLEBarbara Jean Kicklighter, age 73, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 6, 2018 at Haven Hospice Custead Care Center in Orange Park. Barbara was born in Jacksonville on Jan. 27, 1945 and spent most of her adult life working in Gainesville. She worked for Pinewood Daycare and multiple area dry cleaners. She lived a quiet life and was loved by many. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Joseph Kicklighter; and father, Steve Starling. Survivors are: children, Lorraine Alexander of Maryland, Sheri Crummey of Kansas, her mother, Vivan (Tyre) Vogan, siblings, Joy and Bill Carter, Karen and Preston Sullivan and Pam and Don Hall. Also left are six grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Services were held at the Dewitt C. Jones Chapel of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home on July 8. Interment followed in Lawtey Cemetery may be made in her memory to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home 620 Nona Street, Starke. 904-9646200 PAID OBITUARY John Long GRAHAM John William Long, 65, of Graham, died on Monday, July 2, 2018 at the E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. He was born on May 9, 1953 in Graysville, Tennessee to the late Edgar and Ruth (Garrin) Long. He was a long-time resident of Graham and retired from the V.A. Hospital where he worked as a cardiac technician. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Starke. He was preceded in death by his son, Danny Long; parents, Edgar and Ruth (Garrin) Long; sisters, Sherry Burton and Audrey Burton; and his brother, Chris Long. Survivors include: his wife, Lyn Long of Graham; daughter, Cassie Long of Graham; sister, Becky of Starke; brother, Glenn Long; brother-in-law, Victor (Patty) Glisson of Nashville, Tennessee; and sister-in-law, Debbie (Glisson) Wales of Starke. Graveside services were held on July 5 at Santa Fe Cemetery and Funeral Home of Starke. Monte Moore HAMPTON Monte Pickle Dannell Moore, 54, of Hampton, died on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Monte was born in Dunedin on Feb. 16, 1964 to the late Alvin D. Moore, Sr. and Marian Moody Bates Moore. He was raised in Bradford County and graduated from Bradford High School in 1982. Shortly after graduation, he started working at U.S. Solar Plant as a glazer in Hampton and also worked as a train engineer at CSX until he retired due to health issues. He was preceded in death by: his parents; and his brothers, James Randall Moore and Larry Wayne Moore. He is survived by: brothers, Derrial Moore of Rising Fawn, and Barry Moore of Hampton; and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was held on July 11 at The Hampton Christian under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Victoria Therriault HAWTHORNE Victoria Marie Therriault, 67, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018. She was born Feb. 23, 1951 in Bennington, Vermont. Viki is the daughter of George and Helen Therriault. Viki is survived by: her wife, Robynn Trautmane and son, Jordan Therraut. Sisters, Edy Therriault and Denise Seavers. Mother and father, George and Helen Therriault. Viki attended a diploma school and earned her RN license and further went on to receive her masters in psychology at Saint Thomas University and a MS in nursing at UF. For which she became an advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Viki worked as an ARNP for almost thirty years. The last twenty years were spent at Lake Butler Hospital where she touched many lives. Viki was diagnosed with lung cancer two years ago. Her biggest regret was having to leave her family and friends, and the work that she loved. A celebration of life will be held on July 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Archer Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 N Lake Ave Lake Butler, Fl 32054. For more information, please call (386) 496-2008. Palatka. PAID OBITUARY


Thursday, July 12, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 5B Socials Letters Card of Thanks CRIME Happy Birthday Frank. You will be 76 on July 10. Its been 10 years since you passed on July 14. I think about you every day. The love I have for you will always be there. Your wife Caroline and Family The family of Betty J. DiPaulo would like to thank the following: to the administration and staff of Riverwood Health & Rehab, there are not enough ways to thank you for the love and caring extended to her and our family over the last 9 years. To Pastor David Johnson for the beautiful service. To a donation to the ARC, attended the service, called or gave hugs, your love was felt and so appreciated. Special thanks to our friends and family who so generously provided visits during Bills recent illness and death. Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Lovingly from the family of Bill Wilson The Tomato Lady Marie, his wife, daughters, Deborah (Donya), Rhonda OSteen (Stephan), brother, Fred Wilson, grandson, Ryan Benitez and two greatgrands, Haven and Luna Benitez. Card of Thanks Dear Editor: In 1905 a young pharmacist by the name of Jim Mitchell came to Starke from Madison with his new bride to open a drugstore. Drugstores in those days were known as a meeting place. A place for people to gather, gossip, and settle all lifes problems, especially politics. Some candidates didnt realize they were running until they went to the drugstore that day. This held true until there were no more of us and the little man was gone. Doc Mitchell died tragically in an automobile accident in 1935. His wife and daughter survived. His pharmacy partner Powell Carpenter bought the store and ran it until 1940 when he passed away from pneumonia. The store remained empty until a young pharmacist attending the University of Florida appeared. In those days rooms were rented as a source of income and with Camp Blanding and a war going on rooms were in high demand. Mr. Crews was one of those tenants and this is where he met my mother. And the rest is history. That is when I decided to have Thursday of each month to bring a little of that nostalgia back. This is also to thank the citizens of Starke and Bradford County on behalf of Doc Mitchell and my dad for the support we have received from the community through the years. living in Bradford County all because of you. Thank you and come have an ice cream sundae made the way its supposed to be! Carolyn Crews Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union The following individuals were arrested recently by local law area) counties. BRADFORD of Starke was arrested July driving with license suspended or revoked and attaching a tag nor registered to a vehicle. Somerville, SC was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Alan Eugene Crawford, arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Matthew Justin Ellis, 32, of Brooker was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for two counts of violation of probation, possession of drugs and possession of drug equipment. Christina Elizabeth Gibbs, Blanche Dironda Hayes, 43, was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Frank L. Hernandez, 39, of New Port Richey was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Gharrett Andrew Herres, 3 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. of St. Petersburg was arrested July 2 by Lawtey police for driving with license suspended or revoked. Hampton was arrested July 3 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant. Hawthorne was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Sara Jade Morton, 32, of Ocala was arrested July 2 by Starke police for possession of drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Paid $1 for 6-pack of Bud Light Colton William Poulette, 23, of West Palm Beach, was arrested July 2 by Bradford Deputy Corey Turner for The current incident is connected to a previous one which occurred on June 2. According to the arrest report, at that time Turner had responded to the MJM Food to a shoplifting incident. He made contact with Poulette, who was standing in front of the business. When Turner approached, Poulette is reported to have gotten down in his knees, put his hands behind his head and said, Take me. At that time Turner noticed a six-pack of beer sitting next to Poulette. The report states that Turner believed that Poulette had been drinking since some of the beer bottles were empty and his breath smelled of an alcoholic beverage. Poulette did not want to talk about the incident at that time, simply saying that he knew he was going to jail and just do what you need to do. He also told Turner that the bicycle he was riding had been stolen. He told Turner that what I did was foolish. He was detained and patted down for weapons while Turner investigated the incident further. Turner entered the business and contacted the complainant, who told him that Poulette had entered the business, walked to the alcohol section and picked up a six-pack of Bud Light that was worth $9.41, then approached the counter and handed her a $1 bill and told her to call the police I will be waiting outside. Two witnesses claimed to have seen Poulette throwing beer bottles outside, but Turner saw no evidence of that. The complainant was asked to sign a sworn statement and she agreed, noting that she had called the business owner after she had called the police. The owner informed Turner that he wanted to have Poulette trespassed and to press charges for the stolen beer. Poulette was placed under arrest for retail theft and searched. was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies on an outof-county warrant, violation of probation, two counts of possession of drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. of Jacksonville was arrested July 6 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Failed to return rented merchandise Angelica M. Tower, 26, of Starke had a warrant issued fraud in connection with an investigation by Starke police. responded to Rent-A-Center in Starke in reference to failure to redeliver rental property. According to the warrant contacted a store employee who said Tower had rented a queen-size mattress and box television and was at that time 31 days past due on the rental payment. She was not answering or returning phone store representatives had tried to contact Tower at her home to retrieve the property, with negative results. sent to Tower, requesting her to return the items or to contact Rent-A-Center. The letter was delivered and signed for by Towers grandmother. A Tower for failure to redeliver leased property valued at over Samantha Wells, 21, of Jacksonville was arrested July disorderly intoxication. Starke was arrested July 4 by Bradford deputies for driving with a license suspended or revoked and possession of marijuana. UNION COUNTY Lothario Emmanuel 3 by Union deputies on a Union County warrant for possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, manufacture or distribute and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Butler was arrested July 6 by Union Deputy Robert Fipps for battery-touch or strike and disorderly intoxication. Fipps was dispatched to the Street in reference to a reported disturbance. According to the arrest report, upon arrival Fipps made contact with the victim, who was also the reporting party. The victim stated that Robinson was outside the apartment complex, yelling. She said she went outside and asked him what was going on. She said Robinson came up outside her apartment and asked her for her cell phone. She also reported that he seemed to be intoxicated. The report states that the victim said that Robinson struck her on the right wrist surgery) when she told him he could not have her phone. She added that she was attempting to call law enforcement when Robinson struck her. The victim told Fipps that Robinson was inside an apartment and when Fipps made contact with him he appeared to be intoxicated. He was arrested for battery and disorderly intoxication, handcuffed and escorted to Fipps patrol car. Robinson became belligerent and refused to comply with Fipps orders, According to a note in the arrest report, this was Robinsons third arrest in a 12-month period and the Caught with gun and drugs on DOC property of Palatka was arrested July C. Gladding for two counts of smuggling contraband into a prison, in the form of a controlled substance weapon or explosive. According to the arrest report, Gladding responded to the Regional Medical Center Work Camp in reference to assisting another agency. Upon arrival, Gladding made contact with Correctional for the DOC. Tucker advised vehicle in a parking lot on state grounds. He said the owner Smith, had been located and had given consent for the vehicle to be searched. Johnson told Gladding that, prior to the search, Smith had advised that there were a few marijuana blunt ends on console. The items were located, along with a bag of a green leady substance in the center console that Smith denied was hers. The a 9mm handgun, found with a magazine and ammunition next to it. Smith was charged based on the items found in her vehicle, placed in wrist restraints and transported to the Union County Jail without incident. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS AND LAKE REGION was arrested by Clay deputies and driving while license 36, was arrested by Clay deputies on S. Lawrence violence and driving while license suspended third or subsequent offense. William Homer Scott, 36, was arrested by Clay deputies Heights for simple battery


6 B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, July 12, 2018 T h e h i r i n g o f a l a w y e r i s a n i m p o r t a n t d e c i s i o n t h a t s h o u l d n o t b e b a s e d s o l e l y u p o n a d v e r t i s e m e n t s B e f o r e y o u d e c i d e a s k u s t o s e n d y o u i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t o u r q u a l i f i c a t i o n s a n d e x p e r i e n c e Serving Families in North Florida since 1973 STARKE OFFICE OPEN 8:30 to 5:00 MON-FRIHwy 301 North, Starke 904-964-2010 (Next to Best Western) The areas largest supplier of Colored GraniteWhen Quality Counts, You Can Count On UsPrimary Location in Lake City at 561 NW Hilton Ave.Member of Better Business Bureau Monument Builders of North America Florida Monument BuildersFL Lic. # F037700 Archer Funeral Home Within Your Means Now, Peace of Mind Always 20 Ga. Metal Casket(4 colors)Vault, Graveside or Chapel Service with one hour prior visitation$5,59520 Ga. 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Tomlinson is grateful to be alive. me, will be a win, no matter the outcome of the game, he said. Win or lose, that Friday night will become another piece of a life being re-assembled into a sense of normalcy. back to what were used to, Tomlinsons wife, April, said. Its been really thrown out of whack the last two months. Tomlinsons father, Marvin, went into cardiac arrest. He was resuscitated and diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy a thickening of the heart for the heart to pump blood. The condition is hereditary, so Tomlinson was encouraged to get tested for it. Tomlinson did have the condition and had an internal wants to be normal, he said, allows him to be just that. Its never limited me except for MRIs. I dont get to do those anymore, which doesnt hurt my feelings because Im claustrophobic, Tomlinson said with a laugh. replaced this past April. What happened afterward wasnt normal. Tomlinsons incision was taped shut, but the area began to itch. His assistant coaches noticed that he was constantly reaching up and scratching around the area, Tomlinson said. When removing the surgical tape, the entire area around the incision was red. Part of the incision was still open and oozing. That was on May 13, the Saturday before Mothers Day. Tomlinson called his cardiologist That led to Tomlinson being put on a couple of antibiotics. When his condition didnt improve, it was determined that removed. That occurred on May remained embedded in Tomlinsons heart. Still, the infection, which would only get worse, remained. Tomlinson said it was like he had the worst-ever case of He even looked gray, April Tomlinson said. You could tell he was pretty sick. Doctors thought the wire coil left behind after removal could be infected, thus preventing Tomlinson from getting better. Still, other tests were determine if the infection was from another source rather than go straight into removal of the coil, which would require openheart surgery. Tomlinson was re-admitted cardiologist told him the plan, after one last test ruled out infection from another source, was to proceed with open-heart surgery. When he and April asked when that would be, the cardiologist said the next day. You feel like the air is just knocked out of you because thats not what you want to hear, April said. You didnt have time to mentally prepare for it. Tomlinson and his wife prayed that he would not need to undergo open-heart surgery. They had others praying the same thing. Therefore, it was a little disheartening to hear that he would need to have the surgery. I kind of sat there going, Why is this happening? I just didnt understand, April said. On the morning of June 19, Tomlinson underwent surgery. His wife described the time as the longest four hours of my life. Thankfully, I had a lot of family around me, April said. with me through the surgery as It was discovered during the surgery that the embedded coil was in a position where it was blocking one of the valves of Tomlinsons heart, preventing blood from going where it needed to go. That surgery that so many prayed wouldnt happen was necessary in more ways than one. Either way, the surgery needed to happen, Tomlinson said. Gods plan was better than ours. April said, When the doctors came and told us, I was more than grateful my plans werent than ours. What if events unfolded differently? Tomlinson has thought about that. Supposed the antibiotics worked or he had never developed an infection? It wouldnt have been discovered that he had a blocked valve. Hes the great physician, Tomlinson said of God. Tomlinson feels like Gods plan is also for him to become a better person through this experience and better impact the lives of young people. I honestly believe its for me its to be able to reach the kids and help lead them show them how a Godly person is supposed to live, Tomlinson said. I feel thats what Im called to do. Of course, Tomlinsons outlet for doing that is as a coach. Now, hes working to get better so he can join his team. Once he was taken off postsurgery medication, Tomlinson said the pain was the worst hes ever experienced. Things are better now as long as he follows doctors precautions. Yawning, though, he cant help. After doing that once during the interview for this story, he said, I wish I didnt have to do that all the time because it hurts. Hes not allowed to push, pull or pick up anything during the four weeks post-surgery. He cant drive or even ride in the front seat of a vehicle right now due to what could happen in the event of an airbag deploying. When he stands up out of his recliner, he clutches the red heart pillow he was given to his chest with both hands, relying upon his abdominal muscles rather than his arms to get up. I guess probably the thing Ive had the adjust to the most is depending on April to do everything for me, Tomlinson said. She goes above and beyond. April said her husbands a good patient. Sometimes he can get needy, she said, but for the most part, hes pretty easy. Tomlinson will eventually moment). That will occur in the antibiotics regiment he is undergoing intravenously at home. Barring no further complications due to an infection, Tomlinson would like but observing while seated in his truck. The doctors have said that Now, they havent heard my plan of sitting in my truck on the track in air-conditioning. Tomlinson said he thinks he second week of practice, but said which concludes with the kickoff classic. He has given thought to not coaching anymore because of what hes gone through, but April was having none of that. She said if hes healthy enough to do it, then hes coaching. Hes hard to live with when he doesnt coach, she said. Then, looking at her husband, she said, Thats who you are. It is, Tomlinson said, but the family you see in this house thats more important to me than football. Its like I tell the players. Their families are more important than football ever will be. During his illness and recovery, it must have appeared to Tomlinson that his family has grown so much larger if you consider all the people whove prayed for him and supported him and his family in some way. Since hes been recuperating, Tomlinson has more down time, so hes been logging onto Facebook more than he normally would. What hes seen is enough to bring tears to his eyes, he admitted. Numerous posts about his condition have been shared and commented on. A campaign known as #Prayers4CoachT was circulated, as people near and far prayed for Tomlinson and his family. Lindley Adkins, one of Bradford High Schools assistant principals, told him people all over the country were praying for him. I dont know half of these people, Tomlinson said. I probably dont know a quarter of these people, but theyre all talking about me and praying for me, and theyre praying for my family. It was humbling. It was just, wow.


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Equal Housing Opportunity Call1-844-991-9814 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY As low as $15000 security deposit! 15 UCHS has top girls athletic program in Class 1A Union County High Schools volleyball team, which was the state runner-up, earned are: (front, l-r) Madelyn Kish, Madison Adams, Brooke Waters, Taylor Beatty, (back, l-r) Head Coach Jordan Windham, Shelby Spratlin, Kylie Stevens, Mackenzie Bradley, BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer For the second year in a row, Union County High Schools accomplishments in girls athletics have placed the Tigers on top of the Class 1A standings in the Florida High School Athletic Associations Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports awards. Schools earn points based upon postseason results. Union had the top girls program in 1A with 42 points, than second-place Sneads. In a small town, it goes in cycles, UCHS Athletic Director Ronny Pruitt said. Right now, our girls cycle is really strong. Weve got a lot of numbers participating right now. The bulk of the Tigers points were earned by the weightlifting and volleyball teams. Our girls weightlifting is the one that really hit it out of Grandson of Lake Region man recovers from gunshot BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Region residents Troy and Lisa Stephens experienced an ordeal few can imagine. Troys daughter Morgan had shot and killed her own 6-year-old son Jaxon and critically injured herself and her other son Joey. Troy, then the owner of Restaurant, made the 21-hour drive to Wisconsin while Lisa family business. While Troy was in Wisconsin, family members decided to take Morgan off life support after doctors advised the family that there was no chance she would survive her injuries. Physicians also told the family that the remaining survivor of the shooting: Joey had a less of survival. If he survived, doctors added, he would have no sight in his left eye. He might not be able to speak, and his memory center was destroyed. Now, three-and-a-half years later, Joey is thriving. He is undergoing speech and physical therapy and his grandmother, a retired him to read again. In May, People Magazine highlighted Joeys recovery in the story: Shot by his Mother, a Boys Brave Fight. Troy and Lisas restaurant is no more. Troy is now the pastor at The Church


the park, Pruitt said. The weightlifting team state championship. Four individual champions Godwin, Mia Jackson and Brandy McCoy made that possible. In all, the weightlifting team accounted for 24 points by factoring in its district and regional titles. The volleyball team accounted for 16 points, 12 of which were earned by Pruitt said the school has been blessed with a number of talented girls athletes, but something he believes is also factoring into the equation is the fact that weight training is a part of the schools PE classes. We have a group of girls that loves to work out, Pruitt said. Theyre not all on the weightlifting team. in the 1A standings with 46 points. The Gainesville Sun, which has devised a formula small-school and big-school programs, recently announced Union as its top small school. placed fourth in the boys standings with 19.3 points, team was the biggest reason points by winning a regional with 13 points. All but two of those were earned by the softball team, which won a regional championship and When combining boys and girls, Bradford placed points. The Bradford girls zero number after having half a point deducted due to in the boys standings with eighth in The Gainesville Suns top big-school rankings. 8 B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, July 12, 2018 Why me? Really? Who am I? It was unreal. Some of that support came from former players, including those who played for him when he was the head coach of the Lake Butler Middle School that as a coach he does have an impact on young peoples lives. I guess when youre in the middle of it, you dont realize youre making a difference, he said. Heck, sometimes I feel like Im just being mean. To have them text you and tell you how much they love you its just very humbling. April said one of her friends held a fundraiser as a way of assisting the family with its medical costs. People have cooked meals for the family and are still cooking meals she said. Weve even had people come and offer to mow the yard for us, April said. Tons of people have reached out to help in any way. Tomlinson is amazed by the support and extremely grateful. I just want to tell them all thank you, he said. They have no idea how much theyre appreciated. COACH Continued from 6B BHS to host volleyball camp July 2829 Bradford High School will host a volleyball camp, featuring Prostyle Volleyball Academy coaches, on Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29. The camp is open to rising sixth-12th-graders. Times are 6:30-9 p.m. on July 28 and 1-4 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. on July 29. Participants are asked to bring water, lunch and extra socks, shirts and shorts. The cost is $75. Please register by Tuesday, July 24, at BHS or by contacting BHS Head Coach Katie Crews at 904408-6345. KHHS girls golf meeting set for Friday, July 13 A meeting for students and their parents interested in playing for the Keystone Heights High School girls golf team will be held at the home of Head Coach Billy Jackson on Friday, July 13, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Interested students will receive vital information about the requirements to play as well as a schedule of practices and matches. Please RSVP by Monday, July 9. Call Jackson at 352-4949430. Union County High School weightlifters (l-r) Kurston Bakken, Josie Godwin, Mia Jackson and Brandy McCoy won state titles, which led to the program earning its the state, regional and district levels, the weightlifting UNION In a small town, it goes in cycles. Right now, our participating right now. UCHS AD Ronny Pruitt Heights. He is well known in the area for helping people with substance abuse problems, victims of domestic violence and those needing a helping hand. Even while he was waiting on custoners at the Frozen Pelican, Troy was engaged in couseling customers through who has a background in ministry, began mentoring Tim Carlson, who had just launched Riptide Family Church. The new congregation met in the building that used to house St. Marys Episcopal Church. accepted a position at a church in Baxley, Georgia, so Riptide. Soon thereafter, he reorganized the church, changing the name to the Church Courageous. He said that helping people BOY Troy Stephens serves a customer at his restuarant: the the most rewarding part of running the Frozen Pelican. This is my 14-foot pulpit, he said while the restaurant was still operating, pointing to the wood counter with a half-dozen bar stools lined up in front. As for Joey, Stephens calls the boy his miricle kid. He is doing things now the doctors said he would never do, said Stephens. Last week Stephens suffered another hardship, surviving a heart attack while driving a forklift. This week he was back at work.