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PAGE 1 Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 352-473-2210 Fax 352-473-2210 Save Our Lakes leader endorses Brown Mayor shocked, Supporters furious BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Supporters of Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth lashed out against Save Our Lakes Organization President Vivian Katz after the SOLO February newsletter featured Hildreths opponent Tony Brown on its cover page. The article with the headline, Save Our Lakes member Tony Brown running for Mayor of Keystone Heights, consists of three paragraphs in which Hildreths opponent in the March 4 election offers personal observations of Keystonearea lakes, why he joined the organization and what he would do as mayor to restore the water bodies. Hildreth supporter Doug Wise, himself a SOLO member, fired off an angry resignation letter to Katz after reading the piece. Being a not-for-profit organization, I thought that SOLO was a non-partisan, non-political group solely dedicated to restoring water in the Lake Region water bodies, wrote Wise. This article on Tony Brown is nothing more than a blatant, unpaid political advertisement! Hildreth said she has heard from other Save Our Lakes members who object to the article. However, when interviewed Monday night, Katz said Wises letter was the only complaint she had heard from her membership. Even though the newsletter does not use the word endorsement, Katz conceded the article is a de facto endorsement of Brown. The Save Our Lakes Organization boasts a loyal following that often shows up in force to water district and other governmental meetings in red T-shirts. Katz also stressed that she cleared the article with her board of directors, an assertion that Hildreth disputes. The mayor said she has spoken to one SOLO board member that was not aware of the endorsement until reading it in the newsletter. Katz said her support of Brown is simple and straightforward: he is a member of Save Our Lakes and the mayor is not. He is a SOLO member and has been for several years, Katz said of Brown. Membership is important. We need numbers. She has never been a member. Katz added that the Keystone Heights City Council, under Hildreths leadership has failed to fully support all of her organizations initiatives to restore Keystone-area lakes. We have, in fact had things on the table with the (St. Johns Water Management) district, that, if we had a cohesive effort including the city council, we would be further along than we are now, said Katz. There was a divisive effort with certain people on the city council, she continued. We need someone who will bring us more together as opposed to dividing us. We need a city council who will be on board with us. Katz cited one specific example of her displeasure with Hildreth, when the mayor, last year, expressed reservations about the city contributing Lake Region Monitor USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 41 st Year 41 st Issue 75 CENTS Historic Melrose dedicates 3 Iwo Jima Survivor gives eye-witness account Faith Presbyterian Church welcomes new pastor Jimmy Price tells Historic Melrose members how he led the effort to establish a World War II memorial at Melroses Heritage Park. Iwo Jima survivor and Purple Heart recipient Bob Gasche, escorted by Marine Sgt. Matthew Boulden (l) and Sgt. in at the Keystone Airport. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Historic Melrose members dedicated three memorials to war veterans in Heritage Park following its annual meeting on Feb. 9. During the ceremony, Jimmy Price laid a wreath at the World War II veterans memorial. The granite monument displays the names of 115 Melrose-area residents who served in the conflict, and also recognizes the seven Melrose veterans who lost their lives in the war by placing a star by their names. Price recalled his efforts to establish the monument, telling around 15 people gathered in the northeast corner of the park that he committed to leading the effort for the monument after visiting the World War II memorial in Washington. I am a World War II veteran myself, he said. I had been thinking for several years that there ought to be a monument here in Melrose, but after I went up there I said its got to be done. Price said he assembled a committee and started collecting donations for the project. We campaigned in the papers about this, and in school reunions, telephone conversations, letter writing. He said it took about a year to verify with the Department of Defense the names that should be on the marker and that around 70 donations funded much of the work, including an in-kind contribution of concrete work by Ernest Triest of Keystone Heights and engraving and installation by O.T. Davis of Gainesville. Price also thanked Historic Melrose and Putnam County commissioners for allowing the monument to be placed within the park in 2005. Outgoing Historic Melrose Treasurer Dr. Mark Barrow told the gathering about the organizations effort to install the Civil War and World War I memorials at the park. He said work on the two monuments was completed about three or four months ago. Somebody else can do Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf wars, he said. In other news from the Historic Melrose annual meeting: monuments BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A World War II veteran gave a Keystone Heights audience an eyewitness account of the bloodiest battle in Marine Corps history during the Feb. 1 Wings of Dreams fly-in. Bob Gasche was a 21-year-old Marine when he boarded a troop ship bound for a volcanic island halfway between Tokyo and Guam. Gasche recalled that the voyage across the Pacific was an ordeal in itself. A troop ship is not like a Carnival cruise ship, he told the assembly gathered in the main hangar at the Keystone Heights Airport. The thing you dreaded was, he continued, as the ship was rolling, you hoped the guy (in the bunk) above you did not get sea sick. That was a disaster. Gasche also said that on the day he landed on Iwo Jima, just getting to the beach was a perilous journey. He said that transferring from the troop ship to the Higgins boat, which transported the Marines to the beach, involved each Marine weighted down with gear, descending into the landing craft via a cargo net. Gasche said that as the troop ship was rolling back and forth, the Higgins boat was bobbing up and down and slamming into the side of the transport, making the descent down the cargo net difficult and dangerous. Gasche said that when his boat reached the island, depositing 30-35 Marines close to shore, their first goal was to reach a ridge 700 yards from the water. That was 700 yards of hell, he said, because we lost a lot of young men, leaders, particularly second lieutenants and radio men and corpsmen. Gasche also said the sprint to the first ridge was made more difficult by the volcanic ash that covered the island. He described the material as black, loose sand, similar to coffee grounds that made progress along the beach slow and difficult. He added, however, that the sand saved his life when a mortar round landed six feet from him and another Marine. Gasche said the round Barbecue restaurant opening Feb. 18 BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Tom Perryman, owner of Toms High on the Hog Real Pit Barbecue near Santa Fe Lake, said his facility passed a state restaurant inspection on Feb. 11 which clears the way for the eatery to open on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. Perryman said the property, located at the corner of S.R. 100 and C.R. 21B, will feature a driving lane and parking area for fishing boat trailers and Texas rail fencing, which will promote one of his signature dishes, Texas-style brisket. The back of the property also has an area closed off by the rail fencing. Perryman said the barrier protects the buildings drain field. Perryman added that he still has one regulatory hurdle to overcome: obtaining a beer and liquor license. He said, however, that since he already has a liquor license for his familys catering business, he did not anticipate a problem obtaining a license for Garden Club seeking new members Sue Hamerstrom, president of the Garden Club of the Lakes, tells the Rotary Club about her organizations membership drive. See HISTORIC, 4A See IWO JIMA, 2A BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The president of the Garden Club of the Lakes said her organization is looking for new members. She added that membership in the group does not require a green thumb, and that men are welcome. Sue Hamerstrom spoke at the Keystone Heights Rotary Club on Jan. 31, and asked the group to be on the lookout for anyone with an interest in gardening. Hamerstrom also reviewed her groups community service projects, including landscaping the Lake Area Ministries property around four years ago, planting holly trees along Lawrence Boulevard (a joint project with the city), the clubs two downtown gardens (a butterfly garden and a memorial garden behind the library), the Veterans Pathway at the Keystone Cemetery, maintaining palm trees in the downtown area and the clubs yard-of-the-month program. These people go crazy, she said of the monthly award. They love it. They are so excited to get this sign that we put in their yard and hopefully get their picture in the paper. See TOMS, 3A See CLUB, 3A BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Faith Presbyterian Church in Midway welcomed its new pastor in January. Terry Robertson is exiting retirement for the third time to lead the congregation. He retired from the Coast Guard in 1981, from the Navy in 1998 as a chaplain and from the pastorate in the Ocala-area in 2012. Robertson is now semiretired, serving his new flock from Sunday through Tuesday, and then returning to his Villages-area home for the rest of the week. While in Keystone, Robertson and his wife camp in their RV at Camp Montgomery. Robertson said his priorities for the church are to build the congregation and to develop ministries that fit the community. He said he prefers to build on opportunities already existing in the community, rather than duplicating efforts and cited Lake Area Ministries as an example of an effective ministry that deserves support rather than competition. He added that the church is in a rebuilding stage now, after nearly closing its doors a year ago. He said it is important that the congregation develop strong relationships and work together, a process he hopes to facilitate. Robertson said establishing ties with other ministers in the area is important to him, a value he acquired while serving as a Navy chaplain. He said Navy chaplains operate by the motto, cooperation without compromise, and that he has retained that attitude in his church ministries. The new pastor said he wants to develop the churchs budget and leadership. He added that the congregation is completing a renovation project in its sanctuary. He said a member who recently passed away left a substantial gift for the project, which includes new paint, new flooring and refinishing the pews. Its going to be absolutely gorgeous when we are done, he said. Faith Presbyterian Churchs Pastor Terry Robertson stands inside the churchs sanctuary, which is being remodeled. See SOLO, 3A


2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 Keystone District Office 352-473-4917 Rays Auto RepairEstablished 1972473-30837382 Sunrise Blvd.(Next to Hitchcocks Grocery) Fast & Convenient!Jones-Gallagher Funeral HomeDistinquished Caring Service for Over 50 YearsJoe Gallagher OwnerStarke 964-6200 Keystone Heights 473-3176J B SJackson Building SupplyStarke 964-6078 Lake Butler 496-3079See us for all your Lumber & PlywoodThe Transmission ShopAutomotive Repair and Sales, Inc. Complete Auto Repair Facility Imports & Domestic 135 Commercial Circle Keystone Heigths, FL BryansHARDWARE & GARDEN CENTERHighway 100 Keystone Heights, FL 473-4006 Highway 21 Melrose, FL 475-2400Worship in the House of the Lord...Somewhere this week! Lake Region Monitor USPS 114-170 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Keystone Heights, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Lake Region MonitorP.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091 7382 SR 21 Keystone Heights, FL 32656Phone: (352) 473-2210 (352) 473-6721 John M. Miller, Publisher Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six monthsEditor: Dan Hilderbrand Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: Kevin Miller Darlene Douglass Typesetting Eileen Gilmore Advertising and Newspaper Prod. Earl W. Ray Classified Adv. Yvette Lackey Bookkeeping: Joan Stewart-Jones T oll Free: 877-656-2483 Fax: 877-656-2484 Melr oseAccounting. PO Box 1430 2638-3 State Road 21 Melrose, FL, 32666 352-475-2100 Keystone-area property crimes 1. On Dec. 19, a laptop computer was stolen from an unlocked residence on Piedmont Street. 2. On Dec. 21, a television, Xbox 360 and four chrome rims were stolen from a residence on C.R. 352. Entry was made through an unlocked bathroom window. a detached garage at a residence on C.R. 352. 4. On Dec. 22, a purse left unattended in a shopping cart was stolen in the parking lot of Hitchcocks Grocery on S.R. 100. 5. On Dec. 23, a bicycle was stolen from the front yard of a residence on S.R. 100. 6. On Dec. 26, there was an attempted burglary on M Lake Road. The rear entrance door window was shattered and the door knob had pry marks. 7. On Dec. 25, a pickup truck was stolen from a driveway at a residence on Colgate Road. 8. On Jan. 7, a window was opened and glass shattered in an attempted entry into a residence on Southwest Jasmine Avenue. A shed door was also pried open in the back yard. There were no known items missing from the shed or the residence. 9. On Jan. 11, a hand gun, compound hunting bow and money were stolen from two unlocked vehicles on Crystal Lake Road. 10. On Jan. 11, the Florida license plate decal was stolen from a vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence on Morning Glory Lane. 11. On Jan. 19, three pairs of shoes were stolen off the front porch of a residence on Oriole Street. 12. On Jan. 20, the installed radio console and car stereo were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the driveway of a residence on Milligan Road. 13. On Jan. 25, an installed satellite radio, speakers and 100 CDs were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked near the road in front of a residence on S.R. 100. 14. On Jan. 30, power yard tools were stolen from a garage that was left open overnight on C.R. 214. BY JAMES WILLIAMS Special to the Telegraph A Santa Fe College administrator briefed a Keystone Heights business group about his organizations efforts in developing new businesses in North Central Florida. Dug Jones is the associate vice president of economic development at the college. He told the Keystone Heights Rotary Club that he has administrative responsibility for the Center for Innovation and Economic Development. His program also covers continuing education, corporate training, community education, and as of recently the Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center, or GTEC, a new project to foster technology businesses in the area. Santa Fe College will be coordinating job-creation efforts with offices such as the City of Gainesville Economic Development Division, the Alachua County Managers Office, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Florida Works. GTEC is a community program offering technology startup companies with tools, training, and infrastructure to help them grow and develop into financially viable technology enterprises. Jones said that the Gainesville area seems to have a sufficient number of entry level and higher level executive jobs given the labor market at hand. What the area lacks, he said, are businesses with a supply of mid-range jobs in the $40,000 to $80,000 range. The mission of the GTEC program will be to cultivate in the region, or attract from outside, light manufacturing, high-tech and software companies making such products as apps for smart phones and GPS systems, even businesses working with drones. As an aside, Jones added that being a drone pilot would be an occupation to watch-and maybe prepare for--in the not-so-distant future. All our programs are part of Santa Fe Colleges mission to add value to our students lives and to connect the college to the community, Jones said. This may be done through community education where individuals take a course simply because they are interested in the subject, but dont need college credit. In some cases, a student may want to take a course for credit through continuing education, to sharpen and certify skills in a particular discipline, but without pursuing a degree. Other individuals are working on a degree-granting program where courses are taken for college credit. These have to be more demanding and regimented, Jones said, to meet the needs and standards of other institutions. The technology enterprise center and Santa Fes Center for Innovation and Economic Development connect with the business community. In the case of corporate training, the college is contracted by a corporation to put together a training program on a wide range of topics, from personnel issues like labor/ management mediation, or preventing sexual harassment to training employees to use the latest software. The business incubator supports individuals launching or growing their new businesses. In this program we ask ourselves, Have we removed obstacles for other people so that they can pursue their ideas without spending all their available resources? Jones said. The GTEC incubator helps small businesses solve problems and questions such as finding out whether a tool or product is already available or patented. The incubator can help startups find financing, manufacturing Santa Fe connects by supporting start-ups Dug Jones administers Santa Fe Colleges Center for Innovation & Economic Development, and will help coordinate efforts of the Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center. See GTEC, 3A failed to detonate because it was absorbed by the soft sand. I got peppered with everything you can imagine, along with the other guy, but we survived, he said. Gasche said that he, along with the other Americans faced frustration on Iwo Jima because after reaching the island, they could find no targets. Japanese Lt. Gen. Tadamichi Kuribayashi had built an extensive network of tunnels before the attack, so his troops were able to move throughout the island underground. Gasche also said the enemy used smokeless powder in their weapons, making detection even more difficult. Gasche said that because the enemy remained in caves and tunnels throughout the battle, flame throwers emerged as the Marines most effective weapons. IWO JIMA Continued from 1A See MARINES, 3A


$10,000 to a feasibility study that would analyze costs and yields of transporting storm water from the First Coast Expressway near Middleburg and Green Cove Springs to the Keystone area. After a Jacksonville media outlet reported that Hildreth was questioning the propriety of putting more taxpayer money into another study, Katz appeared before the city council, chided Hildreth for her public comments, and then demanded the council reaffirm its prior commitment to contributing the $10,000. The council, including Hildreth, later voted to spend the money on the study. Hildreth said that when the city was first asked to contribute toward the project, she thought the funds were to be used for planning and construction costs. When the money for the project was going toward the project, I was for it, Hildreth said. When it turned into money for a feasibility study, that is when I questioned whether it was a wise use of city money. Hildreth said when she first saw the newsletter she was stunned. She said she feels betrayed by Katz, who she formally viewed as a partner in the battle to restore Keystone lakes. The two women served together on both the St. Johns River Water Management Districts Clay/Putnam prevention/recovery technical work group and implementation working group. The two panels met from June 2011 through May 2013. Hildreth also serves on the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership Stakeholder Advisory Committee. Hildreth added that the fact she is not a SOLO member is inconsequential Its an insult to the hundreds of hours that I have dedicated to this issue, said Hildreth of the endorsement. Just because I didnt write her a check for $25 and I dont wear a red T-shirt. It hurts me to the core. She has hijacked an environmental organization and endorsed my opponent that has no participation in these meetings during which I have stood side by side with Vivian Katz, Hildreth added. Mary Lou can go to all the meetings she wants, replied Katz when reminded of Hildreths activism. What we need is a unified front to present to the district and to other decision makers. I am not against Mayor Hildreth. I am for Tony Brown, she added. I am not against anybody. Brown acknowledged that his opponent has been an active advocate for the lakes. He also said that if elected mayor, he will intensify his own participation in lobbying for lake restoration. Brown added, however, that he preferred to follow the example of former Keystone Heights Mayor Archie Green, rather than Hildreth, when dealing with outside agencies like the water management district, legislature and county commission. Green was mayor when Brown was first elected to the council in the 1990s. Archie kept the council informed and involved about the citys dealings with outside groups like the League of Cities and the legislature, recalled Brown. He also required that when a council member participated in one of these meetings that the member report back to the council about what went on. Hildreth said Browns track record in lake advocacy pales in comparison to her own. She also said that voters should discount the Save Our Lakes endorsement of her opponent. This is not about SOLO, said Hildreth. This is about who is fighting for our lakes and thats not Tony Brown. Thats me. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 3A For Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMS)Sunday School 9 a.m. W orship Service at 10 a.m. 4900 NW 182nd Way Starke(Entrance to Conerly Estates on S.R. 16) (904) Everyone Welcome!Childrens Church 10 a.m. or distribution partners. The program tries to forestall new businesses from spending their investments on things that probably wont work, or for which there is no commercial interest. If the concept is good, they may encourage the client to continue the idea as a sideline or hobby. The business incubator has seen some successes, from Citizens Corp, a citizenspreparedness program sponsored by FEMA, to non-profits, to software and app developers. One company developed at the center helps college students pick up extra money by cleaning foreclosed properties in preparation for resale. Last year, over 300 people came in to talk to center staff; although only about 12 to 15 a year establish a relationship between their business and the center. Some of the 300 visitors will return at a later date, Jones said. One inquirer came in to discuss his business, which he later put on hold because he was offered a position at Google. Eighty-seven percent of all businesses in the U.S. are small businesses Jones pointed out, and despite popular misconceptions, that proportion doesnt seem to be changing. The incubator program is located at West University and Sixth Street, but the college has also set up an office in the Bradford County Florida Works office at 819 S. Walnut St. in Starke. For further information on the centers programs, contact the Center for Innovation and Economic Development office at 352-395-5093 or Florida Works at 904-964-8092. GTEC Continued from 2A He also recalled that when a group of Marines raised the American flag over Mount Suribachi, an event immortalized by Joe Rosenthals photograph of five marines and a Navy Corpsman raising the flag, cheers went up all around the Island because at that point, we all knew it was over. However, it wasnt over for Gasche, who was later wounded in the side of his abdomen and transported to a hospital ship. Gasche said he vividly recalls his final memory of the battle, the moments before he underwent emergency surgery to remove shrapnel from his abdomen. The doctor had a ball of cotton in his hand, recalled Gasche. He said, I want you to start counting. Count to 10. He took a can of ether and laced that cotton with the ether and shoved it in my face. I never got to 10. MARINES Continued from 2A Hamerstrom recalled one month when her club awarded the Keystone Senior Center the yard-of-the-month prize. They were beside themselves, she recalled. They gave us the tour. They wanted to feed us. They wanted to do everything for us. So it is always fun, and we enjoy it quite a bit. Hamerstrom also told the Rotarians about the Garden Clubs youth programs including camp sponsorships for students, and the clubs Florist Angels program, where club members and students make flower arrangements together for delivery to seniors. The club also produces an annual Arbor Day and plant sale event at city hall, and participates in National Garden Week. This year the club also planted the Elizabeth Pate Memorial Wildflower Pathway and last year dedicated a Blue Star Memorial marker. Hamerstrom also discussed the clubs monthly meetings, which it holds from September through May at Faith Presbyterian Church in Midway. She said last months speaker talked about water gardens and the February guest was going to educate the group about succulents. She added that the March speaker would likely talk about container gardens. However, the clubs main focus now, she said, is a membership drive. We need more young people, she said. People willing to get out in the dirt and dig and weed. She also said the club would welcome more male members. Right now, we have one, she said. Hamerstrom also said a background in gardening or experience in growing plants is not required to join the Garden Club. I dont have a green thumb, she added. I joined the Garden Club just to get out of the house. If you know somebody that wants to make friends or get out of the house, tell them about the Garden Club. We wont beat them up about plants, and we will be happy to share what we know. CLUB Continued from 1A the restaurant. Workers started clearing the land for the building a little over a year ago. At that time Perryman intended to call his restaurant Toms Mossy Oak Barbecue. However, after he received a cease and desist letter from the well-known Mossy Oak apparel company, which claimed Perryman was infringing on the Mossy Oak trademark, Perryman changed the name to Toms High on the Hog Real Pit Barbeque, based on the recommendation of a relative. Perryman said an attorney later advised him he was not infringing on the Mossy Oak trademark. However, by that time, he had already obtained marketing material with the high on the hog name, and did not want to replace the materials. Perryman said he intends to use the remaining days of the preopening period to train the restaurants staff. He added that he first tried to train the wait staff in one large group, but has switched over to training them in smaller groups of around seven people. Tom and Cathy Perryman started the familys catering enterprise, Country Caterers, in the 1970s. The company has staked out a niche in large-scale emergency food service with a capacity of serving 15,000 people a day. Country Caterers also provides life support and base camp services to its clients. In 2012, the Jacksonville Business Journal ranked Country Caterers as the eighth largest woman-owned business in the Jacksonville area, based on annual revenue. TOMS Continued from 1A SOLO Continued from 1A The Save Our Lakes February newsletter featured a cover story about mayoral candidate Tony Brown.


4A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 H ILDRETH M AYOR H ILDRETH mayorhildreth@aol.comPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Mary Lou Hildreth for Mayor Seat 4 Has worked tirelessly to preserve and protect our lakes Appointed to represent our city at the W ater District on lake recovery and projects Obtained over $3,000,000 in grants and funding for city improvements E stablished Community Redevelopment Area for local business, bringing in over $100,000 in revenue W orked with FDOT to get safe routes to school for our children, including the new sidewalk from KHHS to Santa Fe College Obtained $650,000 Housing Rehabilitation grant Developing program for dow ntown landscape project Fiscally conservative reduced the budget by over 30% As your Mayor, I will continue serving you with integrity and experienced leadership, work hard, budget wisely, and protect our lakes and quality of life. Strong supporter of our troops and veterans speaking at Camp Blanding deployments and attending veteran s ceremonies, local Amvets and American Legion events Instrumental in raising over $300,000 for Lake Area Ministries Building Fund Obtained phase out of county interlocal money saving taxpayers $500,000 Supports our students and schools, brought in a National Environmental Program W orking to establish a Youth Council with KHHS Sponsored resolution to W ater District strongly objecting to lowering levels (MFLs) on our lakesA CCOMPLISHMENTS The Church with a BIG HEART where the Word of God is faithfully taught! Welcome Home To 4004 SE State Road 21, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 (352) 473-3829JOIN US THIS SUNDAY FOR WORSHIP In our Fellowship Hall Ed Stark, speaking on Mark 10: 17-22 in our Multi Ministry Worship Center in our Sanctuary Dr. Craig Moore, preaching on James 2: 14-17 Dinner Served (Call 352-473-3829 for reservations) Bible Study by Dr. Tom Farmer, Jr. Ministries for Children (all ages) & Youth Sundays & Wednesdays! Ed Stark, speaking on Mark 10: 17-22 in our Multi Ministry Worship Center in our Sanctuary Dr. Craig Moore, preaching on James 2: 14-17 Dinner Served (Call 352-473-3829 for reservations) Bible Study by Dr. Tom Farmer, Jr. LRM Legals 2/13/14 Absentee Ballots City of Keystone Heights Municipal Election Absentee ballots for the City of Key stone Heights Municipal Election to be held on March 4, 2014 may be re quested from City Hall, 555 S. Law rence Blvd. Please contact Terry Suggs, City Manager at 352-473-4807 regarding an absentee ballot. 2/13 3tchg 2/27-LRM LEGALS Historic Melrose holds annual meeting Armand Caudron, founder of the U.S. Victory Museum in Archer, explains how a World War I artillery shell functioned. Caudron was the speaker during the Historic Melrose Inc. annual meeting on Feb. 9. Incoming Historic Melrose treasurer Laura Berkelman lays a wreath at the Civil War memorial while Armand Caudron stands by the World War I memorial and (r) Jimmy Price stands by the World War II memorial during a dedication ceremony at Heritage Park. Haven Hospice provided the wreaths. Alert to Eagle Scouts Lake Beck (l) and Logan Curtis. Curtis completed a project that cleaned the property around the Homemakers Club and Beck led an effort to restore the Banana Mill site on Etoniah Creek. The Alert was a tugboat that operated in and between lakes Santa Fe and Alto beginning in the 1870s. Armand Caudron, founder of the U.S. Victory Museum in Archer, gave a presentation about World War I and displayed some of the wars artifacts from the museum. President Judy MacLaren introduced incoming officers and board members. They are President James D. Peffley, Vice President Judy MacLaren, Treasurer Laura Berkelman, Secretary Richard E. Berry and board members Jean Marshall, Jane Mace, Kathi Warren, Rosemary Daurer, Keith Bollum, Patti Christensen, Jean Giesel, Smith Laws and Jeannie Truitt. Emeritus board members are Roy Hunt Jr. and Dr. Mark V. Barrow Thanked Eagle Scouts Lake Beck and Logan Curtis for cleaning the property around the Homemakers Club and restoring the Banana Mill site on Etoniah Creek. Continued from 1A Rummage sale funds back to school needs Volunteers (l-r) Joanne Gill, Carol Hileman and Karen Powell assist customers of the Community Church Rummage sale on Feb. 8. Event organizer Barbara Sullivan said the womens group at the church normally sells around 500 bags of merchandise on Dollar Bag Day. Proceeds from the sale fund the groups back to school supplies effort. She added that around 30 volunteers help with the rummage sale and that individuals 4182. Lake Area Singers Tickets are now on sale for the Lake Area Singers Gilbert and Sullivan Favorites. The show, in concert format, will reprise favorites from past LAS performances including The Mikado, HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Trial by Jury, and Patience. The singers will present their farewell performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Melrose. Tickets are $10 and all profits will go to charity. Tickets are available at the Trinity Episcopal Church Office, P.O. Box 361, 204 S.R. 26 in Melrose. The church office is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. To reserve tickets or for more information call the office at 352-475-2177 or call 352-475-2762. Buy a brick for a Vet It is time to think about buying an engraved brick for your Veteran. The deadline for ordering a brick for Phase 18 of the Veterans Memorial Pathway is April 15. For $35 you can have 1-4 lines with 18-21 characters including spaces. An engraved medal in the brick is available for an additional $10. If you would like to have an order form sent to you, or if you would like to place an order over the phone, please call Joan at 904-894-8411.


BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford High School wrestler Jarraid Forsyth won the Region 1-1A championship in his weight class and will be joined by two of his teammates at the state finals, which will take place this weekend, Feb. 14-15, at the Lakeland Center. Forsyth, a senior who is undefeated this season, will be making his third straight appearance in the state finals 3 from BHS wrestle second grade, but they returned when she was a sophomore. I met Eugene almost immediately when we moved back, within a few months of moving back, Barbara said, adding, He was so cute. They met each other at a convenience store on U.S. 301 across from Bradford High School. Eugene had been riding in a car with his brother, while Barbara was actually in a vehicle with a cousin of Eugenes. That cousin prompted the meeting between the two. I was talking about (Eugene) and how cute he was, Barbara said. (His cousin) dared me to go over and introduce myself. Eugene said, I was sort of surprised. I had never been approached that way. For their first date, Eugene was able to borrow his brothers car. He and Barbara went to dinner, then to the drive-in theater that was in Starke at that time. It seemed like the drive-in was something you did just about every weekend, or you rode up and down 301, Barbara said. Eugene said, Yeah, that was the main thing to doride up and down 301, with Barbara adding, That was a date. Back then, you didnt do a whole lot. They date for only about a year before they got married. Barbara said she knew immediately that Eugene was the man for her. It was a connection as soon as we met, she said. We were like together non-stop. He would walk out to my house because he didnt have a vehicle. I lived out on 301. Hed walk out there at night and walk back. Every now and then, Eugene would get to borrow a siblings BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer You think of mama or dada as babies first words, but what about I do? OK, those werent really the first words out of the mouths of Barbara and Eugene Johns of Starke, but it does seem as if they were meant to be together as they were born one day apart at Bradford Hospital. This Valentines Day arrives shortly after the couple celebrated their 37th anniversary, which was in December. They met each other at Bradford High School, but were together much earlier than that. Actually, I tell people I picked him out in the nursery, Barbara said. Barbara was born on Dec. 26, while Eugene arrived on Dec. 27, though it wasnt actually a full day that separated their births. Barbara said it was something like eight hours. Regardless, she was born first, and Eugene teases her about being older than him. Its neat when youre 18, Barbara said. Its not so cool when youre 50. As if being born less than a day apart at the same hospital wasnt interesting enough, Barbara and Eugene each have a twin sibling. Barbaras twin is a brother named John, while Eugenes twin is a sister named Betty. Barbara and Eugene joke that maybe everything concerning their births isnt what it seems. If you saw a picture of all of us, Barbara said, referring to her, Eugene and their respective twins, Im the oddball out. My twin looks more like (Eugene) and his sister. We make a joke that we were switched at birth. His mother had too many Regional News Regional News Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* CLOSED MON & TUES SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 Starts Friday, Feb. 14 Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri, 7:05, 9:05 Sat, 4:55, 7:05, 9:05 Sun, 4:55, 7:05 Wed Thurs, 7:30 Now Showing PG-13Alex Pettyfer inFri, 7:00, 9:10 Sat, 4:50, 7:00, 9:10 Sun, 4:50, 7:00 Wed Thurs, 7:15 PGLiam Neeson inThe Lego Movie ENDLESS LOVE COMING FEB 28TH children, so they just gave the other twin to my mom. Eugene, who is one of eight siblings, said that just may have happened. It was after Christmas, he said. I mean, (hospital staff) may have been partying still or had a bad hangover. All joking aside, Barbara and Eugene seem to have experienced true love. Youve heard of love at first sight. Well, the two didnt know each other long before they began dating. It wasnt long, Eugene said. It was probably about a month or two. Barbara and her family moved to Tampa when she was in the See JOHNS, 4B Forsyth and Shayne Kahakua-Lodivero enjoy a light moment before practicing in preparation for this See WRESTLE, 10B ABOVE: Barbara and Eugene Johns were born one day apart and have spent the last 37 years together in marriage. LEFT: Barbara and Eugene are pictured at their December 1976 wedding.


2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 February 19th. Starting Thursday, Feb. 27, and running through Sunday, March 2, the Bradford Sportsmens Farm will run its annual Florida Challenge sporting clays event at its shooting range in Graham. Prize money ranging from $25,000 to $30,000 will be issued to the winners of the event. Approximately 300 shotgunners from across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico will participate. Along with the participants, family members and avid followers will also be staying in our local hotels and camping facilities. It will be one of the larger competition sporting clay events in the United States. The owners of the Sportsmens Farm, Pat and Patsy Welch and Al and Linda Stefanelli, have really worked hard to make it one of the premier sporting clay organizations in the United States. As a matter of fact, it has ranked among the top 10 in the United States for the last three years in throwing National Sporting Clay Association competition targets. If you are shy about pitting your shooting skills against some of the best competition shooters, there will be a lot of vendors and displays available at the event. Some really beautiful shotguns will be displayed and sold. A gunsmith will also be available if you have any necessary firearm modifications. Food vendors will also be available. Not all local shotgunners are shy about participating in large competitions. Dwayne Hardee, Ashley Moore, Gary Wise, Chad Welch, Claude Hardee and Edwin Johns can all shoot well in the big competitions, according to Pat Welch.Welch did not mention himself, but he has been known to win a few competitions. With its sporting clay competitions, the Sportsmens Farm backs numerous charitable organizations that include the Will Courtney Foundation, the Starke Rotary Club, the Starke Kiwanis Club, the Rock Volleyball Program, Wolfsons Children Hospital and the 4-H Club of America. The facility also provides classes for basic pistol shooting and for concealed carry. Additionally, on a weekday basis, the facility is available to members for shooting practice. The Bradford Sportsmens Farm is located off of Highway 18 in Graham, approximately 3 miles east of the 301-18 intersection. In Graham, you will turn right at the designated sign and continue until you reach the facility. Outdoors outlook So we continue to march toward spring with precipitation that has been better than the average over the past decade. Should we get another summer like last year, we could see the Keystone lakes look better than they have for quite a few years. Already, fishermen are talking about how Orange Lake looks. Apparently, a boat can already go from Lochloosa to Orange by way of Cross Creek, and fishermen are in hopes that Orange Lake will return to its once legendary status as the bass capital of North Florida. Within the next month, buck deer will begin to shed their antlers. Hunting for shed antlers is a great family activity and allows avid hunters to evaluate their property for next years prospects. Some people actually build shed traps to help add to their collection of deer antlers. A few posts and some field fence are all that are needed. The post can be set in a Z or semicircle formation and covered with field fence. Once the structure is set, corn is distributed at the bottom of the fence. As the bucks subsequently bend forward for the corn, their antlers will likely entangle with the fence wire. Even a loose entanglement Fins, Fur & Tails Pat Welch displays one of his sporting clays trophies. Joey Tyson is proof that Randy Harris can put you Steinhatchee. will hasten the shed at this time of the year. The local fishing reports on the crappie bite indicate that it is on one day and off the next. Consistent reports of the crappie spawn can be found only in lakes from Gainesville southward. Newnans and Lochloosa have produced the better crappie catches in our local area. Crescent Lake, which is south of Palatka, has also been consistently productive. The only indication of the bass spawn seems to come from the consistent 72-degree spring runs that dump into Lake George and the St. Johns east of Ocala. Notwithstanding that report, Len Andrews is now at Kingsley Lake. Len comes from Virginia each year to sight fish the bedding females on Kingsley Lake. With the exception of Randy Harris reports, the inshore west coast reports are also inconsistent. Harris apparently has been landing quite a few overslot-sized reds and nice trout as well around Steinhatchee, and the accompanying photo of Joey Tyson confirms it. Tight lines and safe hunting until next week. If you have a story, idea or photo to share, please contact Mickey Agner via email at mka@, or by phone at 904-964-1488. Photos may also be submitted in person at the Bradford County Telegraph, Union County Times or Lake Region Monitor. Graham facility to host Florida NOTICE The New River Community Health Center Board of Directors will meet February 19, 2014 at the Union County Library, located at 250 SE 5th Ave, Lake Butler, FL 32054 from 12:30 1:30 pm. 2/13 1tchg-B-sect Legals


underneath the second floor windows and vertical mullions, and another under the windows in the first floor. Santa Fe College wanted to expand the building at the back, and install an elevator to make the second floor accessible to all. Drivas had the bricks at the back carefully removed, and reused them to restore the Call Street faade. Along the sides and at the back of the building he would use new brick when necessary, matching the originals as closely as possible. He restored the entire building as closely to the exact original as he could; including the Chicagostyle windows in the faade and the decorative, corbelled brickwork on the buildings parapet. For the amount of money spent to restore that building, you could have torn it down and built another one, he said. but in such cases, you arent restoring a building. You are preserving history. Starke businessman and philanthropist Guy Andrews financed the reconstruction for the college. The interior of the building was gutted. Unfortunately, a collection of military insignia and World War II-era murals painted on interior walls could not be preserved. Drivas and others took before and after photos during demolition and reconstruction. Today, Santa Fe College uses the building for classes; a variety of college and community events are held in its first-floor auditorium. On the second floor is the Eugene L. Matthews Bradford County Museum, which collects and stores the countys history. Drivas has definite opinions about local architecture. Much of Starke architecture is Cracker vernacular, he said. This is not a term of insult. It is a commonly used Florida architectural term to suggest that Starkes earliest buildings werent designed by architects, but were constructed according to plans drawn up by owners and building contractors. In some cases along Call Street, the 1800s-era buildings may have been constructed by the same contractor, using a similar design from one building to the next. Many of the bricks in Starkes historic Call Street district may have come from Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B M 263 N. T emple Ave Hwy 301 NorthSTARKE(across from Winklers) Alterations Embr oidery Wedding Gowns Dry Cleaning(904) 966-2002Family Owned & Operated since 1993 BY JAMES WILLIAMS Special to the Telegraph-TimesMonitor Starke architect Spyros Drivas was born in Sparta, Greece, but was raised in Athens. As a young man he attended the Athens Polytechnic Academy, normally an unusually fine place to study the foundations of Western architecture. The period during which Drivas studied, however, was problematic. A military junta had overthrown the democratically elected Greek Parliament in 1967. It was the Cold War era, and the American CIA may have been involved. A leftish government administrator was assassinated; the government tried to call it a drunk-driving incident. (Reference the 1969 Academy Award winning film Z.) Greeks began to revolt against what was in reality a military dictatorship. Drivas left Greece to study architecture at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1968. Only a few years after he left, a tank would crash through the gates of the Polytechnic, confronting student demonstrators Blood was shed; lives were lost. Safely in Gainesville, Drivas finished his bachelors degree in 1972 and his masters the following year. He married Bradford Countys Lavon Collins in 1976, and worked for a while in private-sector architectural companies in Tampa. Over the following almost 40 years, Drivas designed and built buildings all over Central and North Florida. Around 1978, he left South Florida to become college architect for what was then called Florida Community College at Jacksonville. At the same time, he and Lavon moved back to Bradford County, and he began the daily commute. Working from his home office, in 1982, for example, he was hired to remodel Jacksonvilles old Engineers Building, a former Cadillac showroom at the corner of State State and Main streets. In 1986, Drivas was appointed school architect for the Duval County Board of Education, providing designs, schematic drawings and site plans for such schools as Mandarin High and Oceanway and North Shore middle schools. By now, Drivas was taking on $25 and $30 million projects. From 1986 to 2002, he was director of facilities, planning and university architect at the University of North Florida. During that period, Drivas was also given contracts by the Bradford School Board and served as its managing architect from 1986 until 1992. He designed a new library for Architect Drivas helped build Starkes cityscape Bradford High School, renovated the auditorium and added a music suite. He put the entrance to the school at what had been the side of the campus, to that parking and the entrance were in the same area. At Lawtey Community School, he said, he put the library at the center of the school where it belonged, and renovated the school cafeteria. He added two additions to Bradford middle school: a computer lab and the family center. He added kindergarten additions at Starke and Southside elementary schools. But Drivas is important to Starkes off-campus architectural landscape as well. He designed the new public library and had input into the design and construction of schools and churches around the county, including projects that never got built when clients ran out of money. Two of Drivas most important jobs were not designing new buildings for Starke or the county; it was saving and preserving existing buildings that play roles in Bradfords history. One of those is called the Rosenberg or the JonesRosenberg Building. The other is the Call Street building that housed the old Mitchells Drug store and, in the 1940s, the post office. It now houses Prevatts Restaurant and various offices upstairs. The Jones-Rosenberg Building rests at the corner of Thompson and Call streets, next to the railroad tracks. Its connection to Starke pioneer Dewitt C. Jones is unclear, and perhaps misguided. Former Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home director Steve Futch said he has no information to indicate that Jones built or ever owned the building, though he couldnt refute that possibility. Futch said he knew Jones owned a one-story brick building right next door to the Rosenberg Building and used that building as a hardware store. Fire insurance maps at UFs Smathers Library show a wooden-frame building until at least 1885. By the next 1901 map, the building was brick. In the 1940s and the World War II era, the building was the keystone of Sam Rosenbergs variety and second-hand furniture store. The Rosenberg Building allegedly housed a bordello at one time and was most certainly a bar, catering to Camp Blanding soldiers. In 1991, Drivas was hired to do a $600,000 renovation to shore up the building and add 2,000 square feet of floor space. The effort would also save a building in Starkes business districta district listed in the U.S. National Registry of Historic Places. When Drivas first entered the abandoned Rosenberg Building, the wooden floor was largely gone. Digging not very deeply with the toe of his shoe, he discovered that the interior six-, fourand two-brick pilasters and the exterior walls in the twostory brick building rested only on North Florida sand and soil. The worst problem, though, was the fact that over the years, the building had settled, brought on by its proximity to the railroad. Drivas could almost see the building wobble and shake every time a train went by, as they did many times a day less than 100 feet away. He began by shoring up the foundation. He pumped an epoxy cement under the pilasters and the rest of the building; when the bonding gel mixed with Florida sand, it formed a kind of cement. In the buildings faade, he inserted a steel plate The Rotary Club of Starkes seventh annual Beast Feast will be held Saturday, March 22, at 6 p.m. at the Bradford Sportsmens Farm in Graham. There will a live band, raffle and auction items up for bid, plus cash drawings using the event tickets. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased from any Rotarian or at the Bradford County Telegraph. For more information, call Jessie Myers at 352-258-5292 or Kevin Miller at the Telegraph at 904-964-6305. Funds raised will help the club support scholarships for Santa Fe College, local Boy Scouts, the Food Pantry, Rotary International efforts in fighting Polio and many other community service projects throughout the year. Starke Rotary Beast Feast is March 22 See DRIVAS, 10B Starke-based architect Spyros Drivas continues to be a major cityscape and its historic architecture. major projects: remodeling and preserving the Rosenberg Building, now housing the Santa Fe College Cultural Center and Bradford County Historical Museum. Bricks were moved from the back of the building to reconstruct the original faade. Metal plates were inserted to shore up windows on


Sabrina Wood of Starke and Brian Wynn of Keystone Heights announce their engagement. Sabrina is the daughter of Wayne and Cathy Wood of Starke. She is a 2009 graduate from Bradford High School, and a 2013 graduate of Santa Fe College in Nursing. She is employed by North Florida Regional Medical Center. Brian is the son of Jim and Yvette Wynn of Keystone Heights. He is a 2005 graduate of Keystone Heights High School and is employed by the Florida Department of Corrections. The wedding will be March 1, 2014 at Reynolds Chapel at Camp Blanding and reception at Cooper Hall at Camp Blanding. Invitations have been sent. wed March 1 The children and grandchildren of Wallace and Linda Hutcheson Wise announce the 50th anniversary of their parents on Friday, February 14, 2014. Wallace is a retired ammunition inspector from the Florida National Guard and the U.S. Department of Defense. Wallace served in six different states, as well as, in two foreign counties. Linda is retired from the City of Starke where she worked every job in the Clerks office including being elected as the first female City Clerk. Wallace enjoys spending time woodworking and Linda enjoys decorating. They both enjoy spending lots of time with their children and grandchildren. Their children are John and Julee Wise Tinsler and Gary and Donna Barker Wise. They have three grandchildren Noah Tinsler, Paxon Wise and Jacob Wise. Wallace and Linda will be celebrating this milestone by taking a family trip to Disney World. celebrate 50 years 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 Every Fri. Night$5 Yager Bombs Starting at 8pm P REVATT SREST AURANT(904)368-9156 N OW OPEN127 E. Call StreetLocated in Downtown StarkeOwners:Jackson, Jason & Brandon PrevattEVERYDAY WE HAVE SELECT APPETIZERS AT 1/2 PRICE LUNCH SPECIALS$75 0DailyMONDA Y NIGHT starting at 7pm$6 Pitchers $375 Royal FlushesTUESDA Y NIGHT Draft Beers 2/$350 W ells 2/$450WEDNESDA Y F AMILY NIGHT60 W ings starting at 5pm $11 Domestic Buckets of Beer ON SUNDAYSWITH CHURCH BULLETIN10% OFFTHURSDA Y Buy 10 W ings(Boneless or Bone-in)Get 10 a t 1/2 Price!SA T & SUN Buy 25 W ingsGet a FREE Pitcher of Beer, Tea or Soda Includes drink Socials Wallace and Linda Hutcheson Wise: pictured today (above) and during their 1964 wedding (left). Brian Wynn and Sabrina Wood Louie Belle Parks celebrated her 108 th birthday at Windsor Manor on Feb. 1, 2014. Parks turned 108 on Jan. 31 and was born in 1906. Helping her celebrate were her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Claudia Parks of Blairsville, Ga. Parks celebrates 108th birthday Louie Belle Parks car, but that usually involved him washing it to earn that privilege. Otherwise, he made that walk from Starke to Barbaras house, which was on the other side of where Ceremonial Fireworks is. That was a good walk, Eugene said, laughing. The couple got married in 1976. They still had no car, though Eugene was able to borrow his brothers car that day. There was no trip afterward, though. Our honeymoon consisted of the Pizza Hut, Eugene said, with Barbara adding, Our matron of honor and best man went with us. They rented an apartment above a house in Starke. Eugene was within walking distance of his job with the city of Starke, but he actually got picked up by his co-workers at 3:30 a.m. He rode on the back of a garbage truck. I lasted probably six months to a year at that job, he said. Actually, it wasnt a bad job. All I did was stand on the back of the truck and hook the cable to the back of the Dumpster. Thats all I did. That was my main job. However, at that point in his life, it wasnt necessarily a job he wanted. It was the thought of being 17 and on the back of a garbage truck, Eugene said. Eugene said he probably made $79-$89 per week. It was tough, especially since Barbara had yet to finish high school and was expecting their first child. At first, it was hard for them to make their money last until Eugene got paid again, but Eugene said it didnt take long for them to adjust their spending habits. After a few months of that, you learn to save, he said. If you dont earn much, you try to stretch it out. We did pretty good. Barbara said, I think the first few years were so much trial and error, but she added that being young and having those early struggles helped them in the long run. I think getting married so early made us a little more independent and a lot more practical in life, she said. Aside from learning how to live within their means, the young couple was faced with their first child, Brian, being born with health issues. He was born without a soft spot on his head. He had to go in at 3 months and have five bones removed from the top of his head, Barbara said. We were only married at that time four or five months. That was probably the toughest time in our whole lives, our first year of marriage. No matter what trials life has thrown at them, Barbara and Eugene have made it work. They successfully raised three childrenBrian, Lisa and Justinand have five grandchildren they love spending time with. They wouldnt be here if we hadnt met and gotten together, Barbara said. With a mischievous gleam in his eye, Eugene asked Barbara, You sure? Im sure, she replied. Eugene said if he hadnt have met Barbara, hed probably be living in a little trailer out in the woods. I dont know if I could take care of myself, he said. Id be in trouble if I had to. Barbara was quick to say, No, you wouldnt. In fact, she talked of how helpful Eugene has been throughout their marriage especially when Barbara went to college while the couples three children were still at home. Hes washing dishes, cooking supper and taking care of the children, Barbara said, adding, I couldnt have done it without him. Barbara said Eugene has continued to be helpful around the house, though he downplays that, saying, Ive learned pretty good how to load the dishwasher and then unload it. Barbara said the only thing Eugene doesnt do is laundry. He said that was his next mission, to learn how to do that. After a few seconds of thought, though, Eugene said, I might skip that one. I might bleach the wrong things. Of course, if Eugene did make such a mistake, history JOHNS Continued from 1B indicates there would be no ensuing argument. Thats one thing Barbara and Eugene have avoided. Weve been together a long time, and I cant say weve really had a fight, Barbara said. We talk it out and show respect. Eugene cant help but inject a little humor into the conversation, saying, She tells me what to do, and I do it. Thats not true, Barbara said, laughing. Though theyve been married 37 years, some things never change. Barbara tells Eugene every morning she loves him, while Eugene kisses her goodbye every time he leaves the house, no matter how short his trip may be. Still, Eugenes not what you would describe as mushy, Barbara said, but thats OK. I like him the way he is, she said, readily admitting, Im probably not a romantic, either. What best describes them is practical, Barbara said. Thats why Valentines Day isnt necessarily a big dealit comes shortly after Christmas, their anniversary and both of their birthdays. The day is not forgotten, though. He always makes sure I have something, Barbara said. He knows I like plants, so hell bring home a plant. I always get a card. Eugene will sometimes give Barbara candy or a cute, Valentines-related item, such as a plush animal that says, I love you. I try to change it up, Eugene said. I try to remember what I got (the previous) year, if I can. If I cant, its the luck of the draw. On Valentines Day, Barbara will prepare Eugene his favorite meal. He likes beans and rice, fried chicken and biscuits, Barbara said. More important than any gifts is the fact they are together. My thing is hes always with me on Valentines Day, Barbara said. We eat a good meal. We just enjoy each others company. Theyve been in each others company as husband and wife for 37 years, though Eugene said, It doesnt feel like weve been married that long. It really doesnt. Time flies pretty fast. Its gone fast, Barbara agreed. Ill tell you what, I wouldnt change it for anything. My life has been wonderful, being married to him and raising our kids together. Perhaps it would have been futile for Barbara to attempt to change things, even if she wanted to. She and Eugene may very well have met and had the same outcome if they werent born a day apart at the old Bradford Hospital, but then again, that certainly could have been viewed as an indicator of what was to come. It definitely was meant to be, Barbara said. I couldnt imagine being with anybody else. Eugene and Barbara Johns are pictured on a vacation to the mountains in 1984. Traveling more is like to do in retirement. Just get in the car and just travel the United States, Eugene said. We


Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B 4322 NW 13th Str eet Gainesville, FL C ommercial Residential Fleets Autogas Farms Industry Piping for NewConstruction or Home Remodeling M ost Major Brands Factory Trained4031 S.W SR 121 Lake Butler, FL 32054 W 496-3725 904-368-0687 ph 904-368-0689 f axMARGARE T ANDERSON 101 1 N. Temple Ave. Starke. FL (US 301 North)Family Law & Will Preparation30 years experience Margaret will continue to serve clients in Alachua County as well as Bradford & Union counties t Crime t Starke police arrested six suspected drug dealers early Saturday morning after a series of controlled buys by their Street Crimes Unit in the past several weeks. According to Capt. Barry Warren, SPD executed the warrants for the arrests Saturday, starting around 4:10 a.m. to give the officers an element of surprise in the arrests. Charles Jackson Jr., 54, of Starke faces the most charges after the operation as he was selling drugs out of his home on Old Lawtey Road. According to the arrest report, when officers arrived early Saturday morning and didnt get a response at the door, they breached the residence and found Jackson in a hallway. Jackson apparently tried to flush some of the drugs down the toilet before the officers breached the door, although several pieces of crack cocaine were located in the bathroom. Also found in the home were several containers with various amounts of crack cocaine and cocaine, marijuana, a metal grinder containing marijuana, various drug paraphernalia items, Oxycodone pills, approximately $2,000 in cash in various places leads to 6 arrests in the house and a Rohm .22 revolver and ammunition. Jackson is facing four charges of possession of cocaine, three charges of selling cocainewithin 1,000 feet of a school or child care facility, two charges of public order crimes-nuisance structure used for drug activity, a charge each for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment, two charges for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and a charge of destroying evidence. Total bond for the charges amounted to $745,000. Also arrested Saturday morning on warrants were: Carlos Antwan Doyle, 27, of Starke for selling marijuanawithin 1,000 feet of a place of worship and for possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $20,000. Jonnie S. Martin, 60, of Starke for possession of cocaine and for selling cocaine. Bond was set at $50,000. Curtis Andrew McCloud, 34, of Jacksonville for possession of cocaine and for selling cocaine. Bond was set at $30,000. Paul Andrew McCloud, 45, of Starke for possession of cocaine and for selling cocaine. Bond was set at $50,000. Raymond Pernell Tyson, 54, of Starke for selling cocaine and for possession of cocaine. Bond was set at $50,000. The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford James Lee Aldridge, 29, of Starke was arrested Feb. 9 by Starke police on an out-ofcounty warrant from Alachua for probation violation on a battery charge. Jay Leroy Burns, 37, of Starke was arrested Feb. 5 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Bond was set at $2,000. Frankie Carlile, 40, of Starke was arrested Feb. 9 by Starke police on an out-of-county warrant from Columbia for worthless checks. Bond was set at $500. Shauntell Leshea Carter, 26, of Starke was arrested Feb. 5 by Starke police for two charges of probation violation. Bond was set at $10,000. Alphonso Junior Covington, 53, of Starke was arrested Feb. 9 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Debra Lynn Dixon, 54, of Green Cove Springs was arrested Feb. 8 by Bradford deputies for two charges of possession of prescription drugs without a prescription, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. According to the arrest report, Dixon was pulled over on U.S. 301 for a defective headlight. The deputy observed a glass pipe in the console while asking for her license and registration. When she was asked to step out of the vehicle, the deputy also observed her trying to conceal a pill bottle in her purse. A further search of the vehicle and the purse revealed the drugs and drug equipment, and Dixon was arrested. Bond was set at $13,000. Raymond Anthony Foster, 20, of Wake Forest, N.C., was arrested Feb. 7 by Starke police for possession of marijuana after he was stopped on U.S. 301 for a defective head light. Bond was set at $1,000. Robert Joseph Gacioch, 26, of Starke was arrested Feb. 6 by Starke police for probation violation. Edward Allen Grover, 46, of Lawtey was arrested Feb. 4 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Bond was set at $1,000. Michael Leonard Hankerson, 32, of Starke was arrested Feb. 9 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $5,000. Teresa Ashely Hollingsworth, 25, of Starke was arrested Feb. 8 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Lajames Lewis Jamison, 25, of Starke was arrested Feb. 4 by Bradford deputies on an out-ofcounty warrant from Clay. Bond was set at $352. Herbert L. Kelly, 37, of Williston was arrested Feb. 7 by Bradford deputies for violation of a no-contact order based on a pre-trial release condition for a domestic violence case. Amos Daniel Lamoree, 37, of Starke was arrested Feb. 5 by Starke police for probation violation. Jeremy James Manning, 35, of Starke was arrested Feb. 5 by Starke police on an out-of-county warrant from Putnam. Brandin Christina McCormack, 27, of Jacksonville was arrested Feb. 7 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment after being pulled over on U.S. 301 north of Lawtey for a defective tail light. Bond was set at $11,000. Jeremy Evan Myers, 21, of Tampa was arrested Feb. 8 by Starke police for possession of marijuana and for possession of drug equipment. According to the arrest report, Myers was stopped for a defective headlight on U.S. 301. The officer smelled an odor from the car and asked if he could search the vehicle. During the search, the drugs and equipment were found under the front seat. Bond was set at $8,000. Jackeline Michelle PerezNieves, 23, of Tampa was arrested Feb. 10 by Lawtey police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. James David Petrie, 40, of Starke was arrested Feb. 10 by Bradford deputies for burglary and two charges of larceny. According to the arrest report, a homeowner on S.R. 100 called to report someone had stolen a 46 flat-screen TV, a tablet, a Play Station, a .410 shotgun, a .22-caliber rifle and various food items from his home. When the deputy arrived, the homeowner told him he had walked out to S.R. 100 after finding his home robbed and saw a man standing on the road near Southeast 21 st Avenue. He watched him for several minutes before a red vehicle stopped in front of him. The homeowner told the deputy the man went into the woods several times to load a blue bin and a flat-screen TV in the vehicle. The homeowner also said he had seen the vehicle before and knew where the vehicle owner lived. With that information, the deputy was able to locate Petrie and recover some of the stolen items and arrest him. Bond was set at $30,000 for the charges. James Lee Rensel, 23, of Micanopy was arrested Feb. 7 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana and for possession of drug equipment after being pulled over on U.S. 301 north of Lawtey for a defective tail light. Bond was set at $11,000. Morris Stephens, 32, of Jacksonville was arrested Feb. 10 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Jeremy Quinton West, 34, of Starke was arrested Feb. 9 by Bradford deputies for two charges of contempt of court, obstructing justice and trespassing. According to the arrest report, the charges stem from West violating a restraining order. Bond was set at $200,000. Pier Tisa Williams, 42, of Starke was arrested Feb. 9 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence and for four charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. According to the arrest report, Williams was arguing with her fianc outside their home as four people walked by the residence. Williams accused the four of being on her property, words were exchanged and she then got in a car to go after the victims. The victims told the deputy that Williams couldnt get to them the first time she passed due to a parked car, so she drove around the block before accelerating the car and swerving at the four walkers. The victims ran to another residence, but Williams pulled up and got a metal pipe from behind the seat and attempted to strike them. Law enforcement arrived and arrested Williams. Bond was set at $22,000. Felicia Stache Williams, 35, of Starke was arrested Feb. 5 by Starke police on a warrant for selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a place of worship or a school, and for possession of cocaine with intent to sell, manufacture, and deliver. Bond was set at $40,000. Keystone/Melrose Donald Chase, 19, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 6 and Feb. 10 for grand theft, possession of a concealed handcuff key and a probation violation. Andrew Clarence Darrah, 32 of Melrose was arrested Feb. 3 by Putnam deputies for drug trafficking. Christina Hall, 35, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 5 by Clay deputies for non-support. Justin Kever, 22, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 7 by Clay deputies for grand theft. Craig Lindsey, 24, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 4 by Clay deputies for aggravated battery. Jeremy James Manning, 35, of Starke was arrested Feb. 10 by Putnam deputies for contempt of court. Mary Nelson, 57, of Starke was arrested Feb. 5 by Clay deputies for petit theft from a merchant. Union Jeremiah Thomas Parrish, 31, of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 8 by Union deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked-habitual offender. Willie Dave Houston, 53, of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 1 by Union deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Tony Albritton, 52, of Raiford was arrested Feb. 1 by Union deputies for possession of drug equipment found on him in the vehicle during a traffic stop. Patrick Wayne Sanders, 35, of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 5 by Union deputies for possession of drug equipment, possession of marijuana, battery and resisting an officer. During a traffic stop, the marijuana and drug equipment were found on Sanders by the deputy. According to the arrest report, when the deputy found a metal pipe on Sanders during a patdown search, the suspect spun around in an aggressive manor and started yelling at the deputy. He was detained and handcuffed by the deputy and arrested. He was later charged additionally with probation violation, being on active felony probation as a high risk sexual offender. A 15-year-old from Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 7 by Union deputies for disturbing the peace at UCHS alternative school. Mary Liane Fritz, 24, of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 4 by Union deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked and for trespassing. According to the arrest report, Fritz was at the Kangaroo store in Lake Butler, where there is an active trespass warning on her. Deputies were called, and when they arrived, Fritz, who was yelling and threatening store employees, went outside and got in a vehicle and started it up. She was then arrested and transported to jail. Marquis Tyrone Rollins, 24, of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 3 by Union deputies for contempt of court, violating a domestic violence injunction. Robert Stoutamire, 21, of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 2 by Union deputies for robbery, larceny, a public order crime of wearing a mask or hood while committing a crime and criminal mischief-property damage. As reported in the Union County Times last week, Stoutamire entered the Fast Track store in Lake Butler on Feb. 2 and snatched the cash register out of the store and fled on foot. Deputies were able to identify Stoutamire eventually with the assistance of several store employees, and they located him the same evening in Lake Butler and arrested him. Bond was set at $70,000.


BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Union County High School seniors Daquin Buddy Edwards and Phillip Lillie were determined to be the best they could be on the football field, and their efforts have been rewarded as they signed letters of intent on National Signing Day (Feb. 5). Edwards, who will be going to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., said he was confident at a young age that he would get this opportunity. When I set my mind to something, I do it, he said. I had my mind, passion and heart set on this day. Still, that didnt make the day any less emotional. Im just really, really excited, Edwards said. Its a blessing. I couldnt do it without people pushing me and the community pushing me. Im just so thankful to have this day. Lillie, who will be going to Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, N.C., recalls his first year at Union County High School after moving to the area. He was a sophomore and probably the smallest player on the team, he said. The coachesI dont think they had any faith in me at all, Lillie said. I took my 10 th -grade year, and I used it as motivation to be better than the others. I just stayed in the weight room days and days, and stayed on the receiver. He has soft hands and catches everything thrown his way, Reynolds said, adding that Dinkins runs the best routes of any receiver hes been around, whether it be in high school or college. Hes just a tremendous player, Reynolds said. I cant say enough how good he is. Dinkins said hes ready to do whatever he needs to do to keep getting better, whether its working on his speed, his technique coming off the line of scrimmage or improving his route running. Im going to do it all, he said. Reynolds said, The world is his oyster. He can make some great things happen. He can go as far as hes willing to work. So far, hes been willing to work very hard. Dinkins said he cant imagine what it will feel like to step onto the field for the first time as a UAB player, but hes looking forward to it. Im just ready to play college football, he said he needs is an opportunity, and he will fly. He will definitely succeed. Hes an exceptional athlete. On top of that, hes a high-quality kid. Dinkins, who caught 37 passes for 915 yards and nine touchdowns, gave his verbal commitment to UAB last June. He said he enjoyed meeting offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Richard Owens, who really seems to care about his players. Plus, Dinkins enjoyed his visit to the campus. Theyve got a nice campus, nice students, Dinkins said. I just fell in love with everything over there. Reynolds said Dinkins is the total package when it comes to BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford High School senior Kenny Dinkins admitted he wasnt sure if his dream of playing football beyond high school would come true, but he did his part, working hard to try to accomplish just that. The work paid off as Dinkins signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on National Signing Day (Feb. 5). Dinkins, a wide receiver, said, Its very exciting because not a lot of people get this opportunity to go to the next level. BHS head coach Steve Reynolds said Dinkins has put forth the effort necessary to get to that level. Kennys work ethic is second to none, Reynolds said. I dont know if Ive coached a harder working player in my time as a coach. He fully understands what type of commitment is involved with a college-level athlete. 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I practiced and ran every morning and just worked my way to be the best. Now, Lillie knows whats in store for his immediate future. It feels great to know what youre doing after high school, he said. Its real awesome to know youve got a destination. Edwards said he was also looking at Lenoir-Rhyne, the University of South Florida and Southeastern University. At Liberty, though, he experienced a friendly campus, with strangers going out of their way to talk to him and making him feel like family. Its a school that offers football, but it also emphasizes faith. That made it a good fit. They play football, and they walk in faith, Edwards said. Those are the two biggest things and two most important things in my life. Edwards is planning to play Phillip Lillie puts a Lenoir-Rhyne College visor on his head as his grandmother Dorthy Green and Union County head coach Ronny Pruitt look on. See SIGNINGS, 11B


LAKE BUTLERTerry Lynn Gibson, 54, of Lake Butler died at his residence with his family by his side Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. He was born on May 21, 1959 in Starke to the late Henry Gibson and Lillie Swafford Gibson. He was an auto mechanic all his life. He is preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Gibson. He is survived by: his wife, Ruth Eberle Gibson of Lake Butler; son, Shawn Gibson of Lake Butler; daughter, Terri (Jason) Doughman of Lake Butler; four grandchildren; brothers, Wayne Gibson, PeeWee Gibson of Lake Butler; sisters, Penny Smith of Bell, Belinda (Dale) Ergle of Bell, and Diane (Roger) Cochran of Panama City Funeral services were held February 10 in the Archer Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Bro. Randall Griffis officiating. Burial took place in Crosby Lake Cemetery in Starke. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. MELROSEDean Arthur Haynes, 69, of Melrose, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center. A native of New York City, Dean resided in Putnam County for 24 years coming from Cape Coral. He was a commissioned aviation officer in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association). Dean worked as a salesman with several oil companies selling to heavy duty and equipment operations. Over the years, he had also owned and operated four car wash businesses in Bradenton, Ocala, Gainesville and Interlachen. Dean was an experimental aircraft enthusiast and enjoyed building and flying the aircraft he designed. He also enjoyed windsurfing. Dean was a member of Keystone Heights United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Gail Haynes of Melrose; a daughter, Kim (Mark) Rau of Atlantic Beach; two sons, Brad (Lesli) Haynes of Cape Coral and Adam (Debi) Haynes of Melrose; a sister, Carol Jean (Robert) Selden of Roseville, Minn.; four grandchildren, Kelsi Rau, Kendall Rau, Joshua Henderson and Eric (Crystal) Carver; a great-granddaughter, Kirra Carver and two nieces, Megan and Jenny Selden. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be sent to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Memorial services celebrating Deans life will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, February 13, at the Keystone Heights United Methodist Church with Dr. Tom Farmer and Dr. Craig Moore officiating. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Dean Book of Memories Page at www. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. PAID OBITUARY KEYSTONE HEIGHTSStevie Earl Kennedy, 55, of Keystone Heights died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 unexpectedly at Shands at Starke Hospital. He was born on Dec. 19, 1958 in Jacksonville to the Late Earlie and Ruby (Wiggins) Kennedy, and was a painter with W.W. Gay Mechanical. He is survived by: his wife; children; grandchildren; brothers; and sisters. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Stella Loyd LAKE BUTLERStella Marie Grissett Loyd, 86, of Lake Butler died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at Baya Pointe Nursing Home in Lake City. She was born Sept. 30, 1927 in Limestone, Texas to the late Thomas Grissett and Lily Mae Grissett. She was a home maker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by: one son William Gene Pate; three brothers; and three sisters. She is survived by: her husband, Murray Loyd of Lake Butler; sons, Randy Pate of Lake City, Kirk (Prudence) Pate of Lake Butler, and Tommy Davis of Lake City; daughters, Betty Jones of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Catherine (Jim) Stanley, Margaret (Bobby) Childers of Lone Oak, Texas, and Rosemary (Johnny) Woods of Lake City; brother, James Grissett of Buffalo, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two greatgreat-grandchildren. Memorial service was on Feb. 11, at Archer Funeral Home Chapel. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Edward Lipscomb LAKE CITYMr. Edward Randall Lipscomb, 70, of Lake City, passed away on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at the Lake Shore Medical Center following a sudden illness. He was a lifelong resident of Lake City and son to the late Edward Bud Lipscomb and Mildred Messer Lipscomb. Mr. Lipscomb graduated from Columbia High School class of 1961 and served in the Florida National Guard. He retired this year from Gilman Building Products in Lake Butler with 32 years of employment. Mr. Lipscomb enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and attending sporting events and family socials. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jim Davis; and one grandson, Taylor John Barrand. Survivors include: one son, Randall Lipscomb of Lake City; one daughter, Jeanna (Daniel) Barrand of Chiefland; two sisters, Mary Gayle Davis, Snellville, Ga. and Katheryn (Robbie) McEarchern of Dewey Rose, Ga.; former wife and mother of his children, Carolyn Lipscomb of Lake City; two grandchildren, Hunter Barrand, Chiefland and Madison Lipscomb of Lake City. Funeral services were conducted on Feb. 12 in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Pastor Ulis Taylor officiating. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Guerry Funeral Home, Lake City. Please sign the guestbook at www. PAID OBITUARY STARKEDiane C. McInnis, 74, of Starke, died Feb. 7, 2014 at her residence with family by her side. She was born in Owosso, Mich. on Oct. 14, 1939 to the late David Abraham Carvey and Dorothea Gohr Carvey. She has been a resident of Starke for the past 30 years, where she was a member of the St. Edwards Catholic Church. She and her husband, Dan owned and operated a printing company in Jacksonville. She is survived by: her husband of 56 years, Daniel Dan Lee McInnis, Sr. of Starke; children, Daniel McInnis, Jr. of Jacksonville, Dean Lawerence McInnis of Ft. Lauderdale, and Deanna (Michael) Kuhman of Chiefland; brother, David George (Wynn) Carvey of Sebastian; sisters, Marilyn (Brian) Jueckstock of Talladega, and Sandra (Clarence) Richards of Owosso, Mich.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A Mass was held at St. Edwards Catholic Church on Feb. 11 with Father Conrad Cowart as celebrant. Interment followed at Santa Fe Cemetery in Hampton. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Jayce Eli STARKE Jayce Eli McSpadden, 8 months old, died on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 in Shands at UF in Gainesville. Jayce was born to Cortney Mcspadden and Glenn Griffis, he was the little brother of Jayden Griffis. His maternal grandparent is Katrina McSpadden, Paternal grandparents are Paula Hall and Steven Hall, and Greatgrandparents are Roger and Irita Richerson. Graveside funeral service was on February 12 at WilliamsonTyre Cemetery in Lulu, Bro Rick Thompson and Sister Rachel DeLaune officiated. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. PROVIDENCE Imogene Nettles Smith, 82, of Providence died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 at her home. She was the wife of the late Felton Smith. They had owned Smith and Son Farm Supplies for many years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Rosha Smith STARKE Rosha Morgan Smith, 90, of Starke died on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 following an extended illness. She was born in Lawtey on Aug. 10, 1923 to the late William H. and Lillie E. (Sapp) Morgan. She owned and operated Rochas Beauty Shop in Starke since 1956 and was a longtime member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis H. Smith; son, James William Smith; brother, Claude A. Morgan; and sisters, Bertie Loper and Dorothy Herndon. Survivors are: son, Ronald Ronnie D. Smith of Chicago, Ill.; daughter, Judy Milam of Tampa; brother, William Bill (Mary) Morgan of Crestview; three grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, at 10:00 a.m. in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made too: First Baptist Church (General Fund) 163 W. Jefferson St. Starke, or Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. STARKEMarvin Walters, 49, of Starke, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. He was born in Powder Springs, Ga. on April 15, 1964 to Marvin Walters and Mary Anne Seabolt. He was a painter. He is preceded in death by a brother, Jay Walters; and daughter, Morgan Walters. He is survived by: his wife of 22 years, Joanne Walter; step daughter, Sherry Hunter; bother, Jeffrey Walters; and sister, Tina Fairchild; and three grandchildren. No services have been planned at this time. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. MELROSEIn loving memory of Anita Yvonne Yawson. Anita was born Sept. 16 th 1961 and entered into rest on Saturday, Feb. 1 st 2014. She is survived by: her only son, William Lucky Johnson and his better half Cynthia Hooks of Jacksonville; mother, Eva Marie Fredrickson of Keystone Heights; sisters, Angelia Huff and husband Paul Chico Huff of Melrose, Tina Marie Smith and better half Donnie Bramon of Alabama; nephews, Alexander Johnson, Brandon Smith, Dustin Peck; neices, Ashley Smith, Candice Smith; and her one and only grandson, Malacha Jackson; and also longtime roommate, Alvin Spiegler. The Family will be having a Celebration of Life Feb. 15, at 4:00 p.m. at the Huff family home, 123 Turkey Oak Dr., in Melrose. The Family is requesting anyone attending to bring a covered side dish. Casual dress is requested. For additional info, contact Angelia or Paul at 352-475-1951/352-572-3892. PAID OBITUARY LAWTEY Marion Lewis Adkins, 46, of Lawtey died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at ET York Haven Hospice in Gainesville. He was born Aug. 2, 1967 in Gainesville to Robert Adkins and Joyce Ann Morrison. He was a heavy equipment operator. He is survived by: sons, Chris (Mandy) Adkins of Lawtey and Josh Adkins; sisters, Lisa (Archie) Rosier of Lawtey and Denise Griffis of Starke. No services have been planned at this time. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. LAKE BUTLER Clinton Thomas Bishop, 63, of Lake Butler died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at Haven Hospice Care Center in Lake City after an extended illness. He was born July 19, 1950 in Lake City to the late T.J Thomas Jackson Bishop and Geneva Faye Taylor Bishop. He was a farmer for many years before he went to work for the Florida Department of Corrections, where he retired. He was preceded in death by a son, Guy Jackson Bishop. He is survived by: his wife of 44 years, Linda Gayle Bishop of Lake Butler; children, Ryan Thomas (Angie) Bishop of Alachua, Brandi Dawn (Lance) Williams of Lake Butler, and Travis Troy Bishop of Lake Butler, four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter; brothers, Kenneth Jackson (Martha) Bishop of Ellisville, and Clifton Daniel (Kathy) Bishop of Lake City; and sister, Ginny (Larry) Langford of Worthington Springs. Funeral services were held Feb. 8 in the Archer Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make donations to Community State Bank, 255 S.E. 6th Street, Lake Butler, for help with the funeral expenses. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Elizabeth Bobo STARKEElizabeth C. Bobo, age 79, of Starke passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 in Memphis, Tenn, at her daughters home with family by her side. Elizabeth was born in Albany, N.Y. on Sept. 9, 1934 to the late Thomas and Mildred Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B Serving F amilies in North Florida since 1973 S TARKE OFFICE OPEN 8:30 to 5:30 MON-FRIHwy 301 North, Starke 904-964-2010 (Next to Best Western) The area s 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 received her family medicine training from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York City and her fellowship training in geriatric medicine from the VA Medical Center in Gainesville. She received her medical degree from Terna Medical College, Navi Mumbai, India. Dr. Gupta will be joining the staff of . Dr. Guptas husband is attending the University of Florida with a Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology & Pediatrics ICU. The joy in the doctors lives is their toddler son. They are making their home in Gainesville, for hopefully a very long time! There is a Were pleased to welcome to our staff! Complete Care. Close To Home I nt ernet C af e Hwy 301 S. Star keAcross from KOA904-964-3350 Sweepstakes Amusement Parlor 6pm to Midnight Jo es Tires 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) 964-(8473) d Obituaries d Elizabeth Bobo Anita Yawson Dwyer. She was raised in Castleton on the Hudson, N.Y. Upon graduating High School she attended nursing school. Elizabeth went on to finish her schooling at Daytona Beach Junior College, earning a Registered Nursing Degree and placement on the Deans List. Elizabeth dedicated herself to the medical field and even in retirement would teach Certified Nursing Assistant at the Bradford Union Vo-Tech. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and attended St. Marks Episcopal Church in Starke. She had a love for the beach, traveling and spoiling her great/grandchildren. Elizabeth is survived by: her children, Debbie Forsyth, of Starke, and Yvonne Bobo, of Memphis, Tenn; her brother, Robert (Helen) Dwyer of Newcomb, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Carrie (Scott) Andrews of Raiford, Kim Forsyth of Starke; and her great grandchildren, Jordan Zoltowski, Gage Jackson, Whitney Smith and McKenzie Andrews. A memorial service will be held at St. Marks Episcopal Church on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3:00 p.m. with a reception to celebrate her life to follow in the Parish Hall. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to St. Marks Episcopal Church for outreach ministries for kids summer camp and helping community families with children in need. PAID OBITUARY LAKE CITYAlbert Mr. Del Delgado, 86, of Lake City, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at the Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center in Lake City. He was born in Tampa, as the eighth of nine children to the late William Francis Delgado and Josephina Santa Cruz Delgado. Mr. Delgado retired with 27 years of service in the United States Marine Corps at the rank of CW02 and moved his family to Columbia County in 1970. He was known as a real friend to the farmer and loved to serve his customers at Hobo Tractor in Ellisville and retired with 31 years of service. Mr. Delgado is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Branford Ward and formerly of the Lake Butler Ward. He held numerous callings within his church including his service on the Stake High Counsel for many years as a counselor to the Stake President. He loved working his farm and spending time with his family. Mr. Delgado was preceded in death by two sons, Peter Delgado in 2002 and Daniel Delgado in 2010. Survivors include: his wife of 64 years, Mrs. Hazel Keene Delgado of Lake City; two sons, Greg (Fran) Delgado and Paul (Gayle) Delgado all of Lake City; one daughter, Lisa Delgado (Spencer) Cleaveland of Melbourne; one brother, Robert Delgado of Odessa; two sisters, Grace (Lawrence) Levy of Tampa, and Col. Alice J. Delgado, USA (Ret) of Interlachen; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 1:00 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Lake Butler Ward in Lake Butler. Interment will follow with military honors at Oak Grove Cemetery in Union County. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center at 6038 West US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32055. Arrangements are under the direction of Guerry Funeral Home, Lake City. Please sign the guestbook at PAID OBITUARY We would like to say thank you to all of the people who took out time in their own daily lives to put our benefit together. We know it was a lot of time and work put into it and we sincerely appreciate all you have done! We also want to thank all the people and the community for your support and prayers as it has been already a true blessing in our lives. God bless, Lara-Willie Croft Family Card of Thanks Card of Thanks No words can ever begin to express our heartfelt thanks for the love and support you have shown us during the passing of our mother, Frances Mae Thomas. We are deeply grateful and appreciate your kind expression of sympathy. Your thoughtfulness and generosity has brought peace and solace to our family during our time of bereavement. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Thank you, The Family of Frances Thomas Card of Thanks To all the Staff of Lake Butler Hospital For your kindness, compassion and gentle care that was given to me during my recent stay with you. Thanks to all my family and friends for your love and visits. May God bless you all. With deep appreciation, Lovie Lyons


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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Six weightlifters representing Bradford and Union County high schools competed at the state finals in Kissimmee this past weekend, but none placed high enough in their respective weight classes to earn medals. The top six lifters in each class earned medals. The areas highest finisher was Unions Jessica Brown, who placed ninth in the 154 class with a 310-pound total (165 bench press, 145 clean and jerk). Brown was competing in a tough class that featured Gainesvilles Jessica Kinsler, who won her third straight championship with a 440 total. In all, five from Union competed. Courtney Personette and Kristen Cook each placed BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford High School led by as many as 11 points and had a seven-point lead at the half, but couldnt hang on to extend its season, losing 60-56 to top seed Fort White in the semifinals of the District 5-4A boys basketball tournament on Feb. 7 in Starke. Too many quick shots, Bradford head coach Adrian Chandler said of the second half. We had possession control of the ball, but then it was one pass and one shot. The fourth-seeded Tornadoes (8-16) had a 13-2 run to open the second quarter, sparked by Caleb Jones and Alex Mejias. Mejias scored on a drive to the basket, while Jones made two free throws, followed by a layup on an assist from Shawn Aaron. Mejias then made a 3-pointer to put Bradford up 25-18. Keaaris Ardley scored four consecutive points off of a layup following a turnover and two free throws to put the Tornadoes up by 11. Bradford lost its lead in the third quarter, but Jones got it back with a 3-pointer to open the fourth quarter. Bradfords Kenny Dinkins later made two free throws to tie the score at 49all, but Fort White took the lead for good on a 3-pointer by Qurin Porter. In the final 2:30, the Tornadoes went 1-of-4 from the field and committed three turnovers. Dinkins was intentionally fouled after a steal with 35 seconds left. He made both free throws to pull the Bradford to within three, but the Tornadoes could not get a good look at the basket to possibly tie the game. Jones, who made a 3-pointer before the final buzzer, scored 21 points for the second straight game to lead Bradford, while Ardley and Mejias each scored 13 points. Dinkins added seven, while Aaron had two. Fort White (25-2) defeated Santa Fe the following night to win the District 5 championship. Visit to view photos from this game. (Membership required.) Tornadoes reached semis with 3-point win Bradford reached the Fort White half, defeats BHS 60-56 semifinals of the District 5 tournament by defeating Interlachen 47-44 in a Feb. 4 quarterfinal game. Jones led the team with 21 points, while Ardley and Tyler Wainwright each had six. Dinkins and Elijah Higginbotham each added five points, while Aaron and Don Jeffers each had two. Prior to the tournament, the Tornadoes suffered losses to Eastside (47-36), Santa Fe (5347), Bishop Kenny (71-33) and Palatka (58-40). Dinkins and Ardley led Bradford in the Eastside game with 12 and eight points, respectively, while Jones and Wainwright each had six. Aaron and Benjamin Nichols each scored two points. Against Santa Fe, Aaron and Ardley each had 11 points, while Mejias had 10. Wainwright and Jones scored eight and five points, respectively, while Drian Jenkins scored two. Jones and Mejias scored 13 and 10 points, respectively, against Bishop Kenny. Aaron had four points, while Ardley and Wainwright each had three. In the regular-season finale against Palatka, Ardley and Dinkins scored nine and eight points, respectively, with Jeffers and Mejias each scoring seven. Nichols and Jones had four and three points, respectively, while Wainwright had two. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Williston High School ended Union Countys basketball season Feb. 7 with a 47-40 win over the Tigers in a District 7-1A semifinal game in Lake Butler. Williston coach Steve Faulkner described the fouland turnoverfilled contest as ugly basketball. It was ugly, he said. Good thing we built a 12-point lead. I felt like we just kind of held on. They made a great run on us in the second half, made a bunch of 3s. I wish we would have made a few more free throws. We just gutted that one out. The Red Devils started the game with a 5-0 run, but Union County fought back, taking an 8-7 lead midway through the first quarter when Geordyn Green sank two free throws after being fouled on a fast break. Williston opened up a threepoint lead by the end of the first quarter and pushed its advantage to 31-20 at the half. Throughout most of the game, the Red Devils used a full-court press. The Tigers (6-18) routinely broke the press, only to later turn the ball over under their own basket. Union County coach Rufus Jefferson said his team could not settle into its half-court game. I tried to get the guys to settle down, he said. It was more like we were out there running track than playing basketball. Jefferson added that a lack of movement on offense contributed to the teams 13 turnovers. We were throwing the basketball around a lot more than we were moving our feet, he said. Faulkner said the press offset his own teams shortcomings. We kept turning it over in the second half, but our press had them turning it over right back, he said. The Red Devils extended See UCHS, 12B 15 th in the 119 and 199 classes, respectively. Kaylee Findley was 16 th in the unlimited class, while Kayla Geraghty was 20 th in the 169 class. Their totals were as follows: Personette 135 bench, 115 clean and jerk, 250 total; Cook 145-145-290; Findley 195145-340; and Geraghty 160-125285. The winners of those classes were: Kyle Shelley of Navarre in the 119 class, 345 total; Karissa Lacy of Spruce Creek in the 169 class, 390 total; Angelica Greene of Fleming Island in the 199 class, 395 total; and Sabrina Palmares of Clay in the unlimited class, 430 total. Christin Hopkins was Bradfords lone state qualifier. Like Personette, she competed in the 119 class. Hopkins had a 245 total (110, 135) to place 20 th Jessica Brown prepares for a clean and jerk attempt at the Photo by Shelley Rodgers.


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after going 4-0 in the 160-pound class at the Region 1 meet. He was there to compete, Bradford coach Chris Adams said. He wasnt going to let anybody take it from him. Forsyth advanced past the first round of the tournament by forfeit before pinning Paxons Anthony Dukes in 2:54. He then defeated Suwannees Shawn Brown 10-7 before defeating West Nassaus Michael Dudzinski 9-5 in the finals. Adams said the match against Brown was Forsyths toughest of the season. Brown and Forsyth were ranked number one and two in the state, respectively, heading into the meet. It proved to him mentally that hes a champion at heart, Adams said, adding that he firmly believes Forsyth will win his class state championship. Also qualifying for state are Bradford sophomores J.T. Griffis, who was third in the 113 class, and Shayne KahakuaLodivero, who was fourth in the 106 class. Griffis, who was one win from qualify for state last year, went 3-1 after a first-round bye. He recorded a 19-10 major decision over Bays Chance Layfield before getting pinned in 3:56 by Wakullas Larry Smith, who would go on to win the championship. Griffis bounced back, pinning Yulees John Parker in 2:22 before facing Layfield again and recording a 13-0 major decision. Kahakua-Lodivero, who went 3-2, started out with a 20-5 technical fall over Bays Gabriel Meyer and a 1:10 pin of Suwannees Michael Santangelo. Waltons William Pickren pinned Kahakua-Lodivero in 2:39, but Kahakua-Lodivero bounced back in a big way, pinning Bozemans D.J. Hanson in just 41 seconds before an 11-3 loss to Florida Highs Max Metcalf. Adams said Griffis and Kahakua-Lodivero both look up to Forsyth, but are now creating their own legacies as BHS wrestlers. Theyve both come into their own at the right time, Adams said. Brandon Funderburk and Blake Addison also competed for Bradford at the Region 1 meet. Funderburk went 1-2 in the 120 class, while Addison went 0-2 in the 132 class. Funderburks win came by pinning Suwannees Brandon Task in 33 seconds. 10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 WRESTLE Continued from 1B valentine ads Edgewater Brick Yard, located at the time on the outskirts of Starke. Drivas is not fond of subsequent attempts to cover the buildings, whether in stucco, as was done to the Dover Building in the 1940s, or later with what Drivas called cheap, fake materials, in evidence on some Call Street buildings. He would have encouraged owners to restore buildings to their original look, with new primary materials. Hes also not thrilled with addons such as later extensions to the current courthouse (which is not his design) when the original building needed extra space. (Drive by and see the contrast between the light and airy original center building and its two thick, bulky arms.) It was a beautiful building set back from the road, an authoritative building on a hill. Now its justeh, he said. Drivas retired in 2002, but continues to design public buildings out of his Starke office. He points with some amount of pride to the fact that he has designed buildings for all education levels: the K-12, community college and university systems. He has significant works in at least five North Florida counties, stretching from Duval to Alachua to Putnam. So what? You get 10 million in contracts here; over 100 million in that county over there; 50 million over there. After a while, you begin to lose track, he added. He wont even try to count the number of residential homes hes put together, including his own. He pointed out that the buildings and the design are what last and live far longer than the memories of the money paid to build them. He points out that Starke has some nice residential and commercial architecture and hopes it will be thoughtfully preserved over the years, with cost being only one of several decisions that may need to be made. And he hopes all of Starkes better Call Street historical buildings wont again be thoughtlessly covered over with stuccoreal or fake. DRIVAS Continued from 3B


Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 11B WHEN YOU HAVE A HIGH EVERY SECOND COUNTS. This is no time to start comparing emergency rooms.A high fever can be life-threatening. Get to ER Extra at Shands Starke Regional Medical Center for fast, soothing relief. Our skilled staff is fully equipped to handle any fever-related condition and all your emergency care needs.For information, go to US 301 Starke, FL 964-8061 Valentine 5-Day Spectacular Surf & TurfA Melt-in-your-mouthFilet Mignon Filet Mignon Six Fried ShrimpChoice of Potato, Salad Bar, Drink & Dessert USDA Choice DeliciouslySeasonedRibeye Ribeye Six Fried ShrimpChoice of Potato, Salad Bar, Drink & Dessert BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford High School softball pitcher Ashton Adkins signed a letter of intent to play at Fort Pierces Indian River State College during a Feb. 7 ceremony at the BHS media center. Adkins hinted at a bit of nervousness, saying she wasnt sure if she was ready to take that next step after high school, but at the same time, shes also looking forward to it. She described the opportunity as amazing. Im excited to go down there and start a new chapter in my life, she said. It fulfills a lifelong dream Adkins has had ever since she began playing T-ball. I always knew I wanted to play collegiate softball, she said. Bradford head coach Daniel Davis said its a good opportunity for Adkins. He said Indian River has a solid reputation statewide and nationally for its program, which is good at moving players on into four-year schools after two years. Plus, Davis said the school and Adkins should mesh well. Its really a good fit because theyre known as a blue-collar, hard-working team, Davis said. Thats exactly what she isan extremely hard worker whos dedicated to softball and her academics. I think its the perfect fit for her. Adkins said she had some offers from four-year colleges, but most were up north. She said she didnt want to travel that far from home just yet. I just wanted to stay closer to home, where I could come back and see my family, she said. Im a big family person. Davis believes Adkins already has the mental makeup to transition to the college game. He said Adkins keeps her focus and doesnt let what happens in a game affect her, whether its good or bad. Shes such a stoic, young player as far as her demeanor on the mound, Davis said. She is always positive, whether she gives up a home run or she just struck out three in a row. You cant tell by looking at her face. Shes one who gives her best effort every game mentally and physically. Adkins was a second-team all-state selection last year, going 26-2 with 15 shutouts, 204 strikeouts in 175 innings and an ERA of 1.36. Davis expects another solid year from Adkins before she graduates from BHS. Ive got high expectations for her, Davis said. Shes a great pitcher. She stays in control of games. Were playing a tougher schedule this year, but I know she can handle the teams that were going to play. Shes going to keep us in ball games and give us an opportunity to play. When the time comes to step onto the field for the first time as a player at the next level, Adkins said, Ill probably just be so excited and have to probably calm my nerves down a little. fullback. He also played on the defensive line in high school, but was eager to keep making his mark in the offensive backfield. I love running the ball, Edwards said. I love blocking. I love showing what Im capable of. I just feel like if I get the chance to get the ball in my hands, I can do something with it. Union head coach Ronny Pruitt said it was fun to watch someone Edwards size-2, 240carry the ball and do so successfully. Edwards averaged 6 yards per carry this past season, gaining 808 yards and scoring 12 touchdowns on 132 carries. Gods blessed him with the physical attributes to be successful at the next level, Pruitt said. Hes taken advantage of it and done what hes needed to do to make his dream come true. Pruitt said Edwards most likely will not get as many carries as he did at UCHS, but had little doubt that Edwards will excel. At the next level, hes going to be a blocker and a pass receiver, Pruitt said. Hell adapt to that very well, carry on and do the same things he did here. Lillie said Brevard College was also showing interest in him, but not to the extent that LenoirRhyne was. When he took his visit to the Lenoir-Rhyne campus, he knew thats where he needed to be. As soon as I went there, I fell in love with the town, Lillie said. Its so much like Union County. Its a small town, Christian-like and everybody knows everybody. Its great. As for where Lillie will play at Lenoir-Rhyne, that may be a little up in the air. Hes played defensive back, wide receiver and running back at UCHS. Last season, he rushed for 221 yards and seven touchdowns, while on defense he made 42 tackles, recovered one fumble and intercepted one pass. Pruitt said he has talked to the cornerback, safety and running back coaches at Lenoir-Rhyne. They all want Lillie at their respective positions. Phillip is a true utility player, Pruitt said. Hes got the physical size to play all three of those positions. Hes one of those I see going in at one position, but possibly coming out in another. (Lenoir-Rhyne) realized that when they recruited him. Lillie said his preference is to play safety, but he can see himself being tried at various positions. Thats OK. Lillie just wants the chance to play. I just love the game of football, he said. Pruitt said theres not as much change from high school to college at the defensive back position as there is at running back, so it just may work out that Lillie winds up playing his preferred position. He likes contact, Pruitt said. Hes a physical guy. Whether it be safety or corner, hes going to come up and make a play. Thats primarily why (Lenoir-Rhyne) got him, because of how physical he is and what he brings to the table. On stepping onto the field for the first time as a Liberty player, Edwards said, Im going to be nervous, but nervous is good for me. If Im nervous, Im ready. Lillies ready, too. Its going to feel good, and its going to be a show, Lillie said. SIGNINGS Continued from 6B Bradford High School senior Ashton Adkins signs her letter of intent to play softball at Indian River State College. She is seated between her parents, Serena and Clay Adkins.


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See dealer for details. **Art for illustration purposes only, prior sale subject to early deadlines. Keystone Heights High Schools season came to an end Feb. 4 with a 76-37 loss to Santa Fe in the quarterfinals of the District 5-4A boys basketball tournament at Bradford High School. D.J. Mayer and Buck Shobris led the Indians (3-19) with nine and eight points, respectively, while Earl Hall had seven points. Micah Brown and Brandon Nicholas each scored four points, while Austin Bass and Travis Wheeler each had three points. Juwan Crum added two points. Santa Fe would go on to be the district runner-up to Fort White. Prior to the tournament, Keystone closed the regular season with a 34-28 win over Union County on Jan. 31 in Keystone. The Indians led the Tigers from start to finish and got six points each from three players: Nicholas, Shobris and Wheeler. Kyler Teague had five points, while Hall had three. Bass, Brown, Mayer and Anton Noble each had two points. Brown and Hall finished with five rebounds each, while Brown also had four steals. Nicholas had four assists. Union was led by Kyle Moshers 10 points, while Princeton Alexander added six. Austin Dukes and Parker Hodgson each scored four points, while Larry Collins and Daryl Watkins each scored two. Alexander and Mosher had nine and eight rebounds, respectively, with Alexander also coming up with four steals. their lead to 35-23 with 2:45 left in the third quarter. However, momentum appeared to shift to the Tigers after Willistons Earl Brown was called for a technical for hanging onto the rim after a dunk. Unions Kyle Mosher made one of two free throws after the technical. Austin Dukes followed with a field goal, and Daquin Edwards sank two free throws to close Willistons lead to 37-33 with 6:58 left in the game. From the beginning of the fourth quarter until the 2:26 mark, neither team scored a field goal. Instead, they traded fouls, traveling violations and turnovers. The game, from midway in the third through midway in the fourth, was extremely ugly on both sides, Faulkner said. Mosher broke the drought with a 3-pointer, bringing the Tigers to within three. With 2:30 left in the game, Williston led 39-36. The Red Devils then went on an 8-4 run to close out the game, capitalizing on missed 3-pointers from Union and Tiger fouls, which were made to stop the clock. Green gave the Tigers their final boost, sinking a 3-point shot with 19.8 seconds left. Jefferson said the Tigers shooting percentage of 34 percent was the biggest factor in his teams loss. We picked the wrong night to be off, he said. I think we only shot like 12 for 35. We usually shoot a lot better than that. Jefferson said part of his teams lack of production rested with key players he had to bench because of foul trouble. Leading scorer Mosher spent much of the game on the bench with four fouls, as did Green. Dairon Alexander also had four fouls, and Dukes fouled out with 5:44 left in the game. When youve got your leading scorer sitting on the bench for maybe seven, eight minutes, that takes a toll, Jefferson said. He also blamed poor passing for the Tigers turnovers. Out of the 13 turnovers we had, they may have stolen the ball maybe four or five times. I am very proud of my guys, he added. Although we did not shoot very well, I am proud of the hustle. Prior to the tournament, the Tigers closed the regular season with a 53-47 loss to Columbia County on Feb. 1 in Lake Butler. Edwards and Mosher each scored 11 points, while Princeton Alexander had nine points and nine rebounds. Dukes had seven points, while Parker Hodgson and Daryl Watkins had four and three points, respectively. Dairon Alexander had two points and five assists. The Bradford Parents Athletic Association is now signing up children for T-ball, baseball and softball. Registration is being held at the Edwards Road facility in Starke on Saturday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. until noon. You may also register online at http://starkebradfordleague. New registrants must provide a copy of their birth certificate. Teams will be drafted on Sunday, Feb. 23. Late registrations will not be accepted. Raiders defeat Bradford Athletic Lennard Register will be presented with the first-ever Distinguished Citizen Award from Starke at the Boy Scouts of Americas American Values Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the National Guard armory on Boy Scouts Edwards Road in Starke. Casey Jones will be the events keynote speaker. Jones was a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River in New York on Jan. 15, 2009. A social is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. Register, who was a longtime coach in Bradford County schools, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1943 and was the first person in Hamilton County to achieve such a rank. There is no admission, but those interested in attending are asked to consider a $150 donation to support Scouting in Bradford County. Please RSVP by calling Barry Warren at 352-494-3326 or Terry Vaughan at 904-966-6266. UCHS Continued from 8B

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