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firstname.lastname@example.org www.StarkeJournal.com Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 352-473-2210 Fax 352-473-2210 Worth Noting Lake Region Monitor Lake Region Monitor USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, March 27, 2014 41 st Year 47 th Issue 75 CENTS School district eyes weakening reserves BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The assistant superintendent for business affairs for the Clay County School District warned the school board that the districts general fund may post a deficit for the third consecutive year, which could trigger a reaction from credit rating agencies and Tallahassee officials. George Copeland told school board members during their March 20 meeting that the district ended the June 30, 2013 fiscal year with a general fund balance of $4.9 million, which was 2.12 percent of district revenues. The general fund balance as a percentage of revenues is the states primary measure of the financial strength for school districts. Under Florida law, if a districts percentage drops below three percent, that school system must notify the state commissioner of education. If the percentage drops below two percent, the commissioner could declare a financial emergency and appoint a board to take over the financial affairs of the district. After the school system recorded a loss for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013 and a fund balance which was 2.12 percent of revenues, Superintendent Charlie Van Zant notified the state as required by law. In September, Copeland told board members that the districts 2013-2014 budget forecasted a June 30, 2014 fund balance as a percentage of revenues of 2.19 percent. He told them that in order to get the figure to three percent, they would have to find additional revenue or cost savings totaling $2 million. In January Fitch Ratings downgraded the districts credit outlook from stable to negative because of weakening reserve levels. Fitch also said that while it affirmed its A+ credit rating for the district, it warned the rating could suffer if the district failed to strengthen reserves. During the March 20 school board meeting, Copeland recalled a conference call he took part in with the rating agency about the reserve levels. I think we gave a positive assurance, recalled Copeland, at least I did, that the fund balance would be much higher. I am concerned about that. I have a concern that the general fund may start dipping less than that 2.12 percent, he also said. School Board Chair Carol Studdard, who also took part in the conference call with the credit rating agency, said she was alarmed by Copelands latest analysis. I am very concerned when you tell me that the 2.12 is going downhill, she said. In that conference call, everybody sitting in that room gave their word that we were going to go in the uphill direction. We just cannot go downhill. Deputy Superintendent Denise Adams said she has a list of budget cuts the district could implement including closing smaller elementary schools, cutting employee supplements for athletics and extracurricular activities, eliminating assistant principal positions at elementary schools and some secondary schools, cutting back on the number of nurses at schools and reducing the number of social workers the district employs. Copeland told board members Melrose grandmother wins Clay Electric truck Derick Thomas, director of member & public relations for Clay Electric presents the grand prize truck to Diane McKinney of Melrose. McKinneys grandsons Hayden Caprye and Marshall Caprye are also excited about the prize. The co-op gave away over 150 door prizes during its 2014 annual meeting in Keystone Heights. Photo courtesy of Clay Electric Cooperative. Davis: no rate hikes in 2014 BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Clay Electric General Manager and CEO Ricky Davis told members attending the coops annual meeting in Keystone Heights that they likely will not see another rate increase over the next 12 months. Davis reminded members that last October, the utility implemented a small rate hike. Despite this small increase, our residential rates remain lower that many of our neighboring utilities, he added, and lower than all but one of the 15 electrical co-ops in the state of Florida. In January the utility passed along a 4.4 percent power cost adjustment increase that Clay Electrics power supplier, Seminole Electric imposed on the Keystone Heightsbased coop and 18 other member utilities. During his annual report to members, Davis said the economy continues to be a concern for co-op managers. He said membership growth was 0.28 percent in 2014, and that managers expect a 1.1-percent growth rate in 2014. He also said KwH sales were up by 1.23 percent in2014. He added that in four out of the last five years KwH sales fell from the previous year. We have to be flexible and able to react during these uncertain times, he said. Davis said that the slower growth rate allowed managers to focus on improving the reliability of the co-ops distribution system in 2014. He said employees upgraded substations and transmission lines last year. We continue to stormharden our system by replacing 45-year-plus-old poles with new ones, he added. We finished upgrading our mapping system. Davis said that with the completion of the mapping project, the co-op now has a complete inventory of every piece of its distribution system, with each components GPS coordinate. Davis said the utility is in the third year of its co-op connection program, under which members can obtain discounts at pharmacies and other businesses. He said that as of February 2014, Clay Electric members had saved over $84,000 on prescription drugs. Davis also reminded members of the co-ops $5 million capital credit that offset March power bills. We have issued capital credits for 40 consecutive years, he added. We understand the importance of providing you with affordable electricity. Davis also complemented the utilitys work force for completing a company-wide, fourth consecutive year without a loss time accident. That is 3.3 million hours he said. We do not know of any electrical utility that has accomplished such a milestone. He added that Palatka District office employees have compiled an even more impressive streak, going 18 consecutive years without a loss time injury. Davis also lauded co-op employees for raising money for the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life and for participating in food drives and gift drives. He also credited co-op employees for Clay Electrics selection by JD Power as a customer service champion. See DISTRICT, 3A McRae woman arrested for animal cruelty Deputies arrested Biscardi because of the condition of these horses. Photo courtesy of BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Clay County deputies arrested a McRae woman on March 21 after finding six malnourished horses on her property, according to an arrest report. Deanna Alma Biscardi, 43, of Lori Loop Road was charged with eight counts of animal cruelty. According to a sheriffs office report, a person who sold two horses to Biscardi and never received payment for the animals repossessed the horses from Biscardis property in early March. The seller then complained to the sheriffs office that the horses were malnourished and had experienced significant weight loss. An investigator wrote in an affidavit that when he went to Biscardis residence to question her, she was not home. Six other horses were observed on her property and were in the same condition, wrote investigator Stacey Durham. Very little food was available for three of the horses and no food was available for the other three. Durham wrote that he returned to McRae seven days later. He wrote that the two horses that had been repossessed experienced considerable weight gain while the six at D. Biscardis residence had no food available and did not appear to have gained any weight. Durham also wrote that in October, Clay County Animal Control opened a case on the animals. The horses appeared to be in the same condition since October 2013 which indicates a pattern of neglect on the part of D. Biscardi causing continuing suffering of the horses, wrote Durham. Biscardi Outreach to homeless and low income families The Mercy Network of Clay County is sponsoring an outreach to Clay county homeless and low income families from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 28 at Pinewood Presbyterian Church in Middleburg. Free transportation to the event will be provided from Keystone Heights. A bus will leave from the area in front of Dollar General at 8:30 a.m. To register for the bus, call 352-4732023 with the name and phone number of each rider by March 24. Free services include clothing, food pantry, toiletries and personal items, hair cuts, blood pressure checks and other items. Participants may also receive free information about adult education, veterans benefits, dental referrals, HIV testing and job placement. Lenten lunches underway Lunch is provided each Wednesday during Lent, and is served at noon followed by music from local talent and dynamic messages from local ministers. A freewill offering will be accepted for the meal provided. April 2: The host church is Keystone United Methodist Church, the speaker is Shawn House of Gadara Baptist Church and music is by the KUMC Jazz Band. Lenten Fish Fries The Knights of Columbus will be holding their sixth annual Lenten fish fries at St. William Catholic Church from 4 to 7:30 p.m. every Friday from March 7 through April 11. Eat in or take out. Proceeds benefit the Lake Area Ministries food bank and the special education department at Keystone Heights High School. The church is located at 210 Peach Street in Keystone Heights. $8.50 per plate. Restored In Christ, a series of services for Lent Throughout Lent, Christ Lutheran Church of Keystone Heights will offer added worship opportunities each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. March 26, Broken Trust Restored Matthew 26:14-25. Judas breaks his trust with Jesus by betraying him; our broken trust is restored through the sacrifice of Christ. Christ Lutheran, a congregation of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, is located at 3760 SE SR 21 in Keystone Heights and is served by Pastor Richard Schleicher. Veterans Memorial Pathway accepting brick orders For $35 you can purchase a brick with engraving on 1-4 lines with 18-21 characters per line. You can also have a medal or logo engraved on the brick for an additional $10 each. Call Joan at 904-894-8411. The deadline for brick orders is April 15. Friendship Bible Church blood drive Friendship Bible Church is having a Mobile Blood Drive, April 12th from 9a-2p. Location: 1155 Orchid Ave, Keystone Heights, FL. Office number is 473-2713 Clay County Fire Rescue promotes 10 Clay County Fire Rescue promoted six of its firefighters to engineer and four to lieutenant during the March 25 county commission meeting. Promoted to engineer were Ronald Burnell, Nathan Coleman, Zack Coon, Laura Hanstein, William Pugh and Mark Worley. Promoted to lieutenant were Matt Everett, Thomas Fouraker, Clint Graudons and Jeffrey Rowe. Volunteers collect 2 tons of river trash BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Over 200 volunteers collected 4,480 pounds of trash along Clay County roads and water ways during the 2014 St. Johns River Celebration. According to Tania P. Jolley, of Clay Countys Environmental Services, one long-time volunteer, Denise Woods said clean up participants are seeing less litter along the countys water and road ways now than in previous years. Jolley credited the cleanup event for the decrease in trash.
2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, March 27, 2014 Lake Region MonitorUSPS 1 14-170 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 PublisherSubscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six monthsEditor: Dan Hildebran Sports Editor:Clif f 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 Loud & Clear and FREE Florida residents with a hearing loss are eligible to receive a free amplied phone from the non-prot Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. Cordless and corded phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available at 23 distribution centers statewide. Limit one per customer.CONTA C T YOUR AREA C ENTER FOR DETAILS I ndependen t Living R esour ce Center of NE F lorida 2709 A rt Museum Drive Jacksonville, FL 32207 904-399-8484 (v) 904-398-6322 (tty)Current FTRI clients: If your phone isnt working properly or your hearing has changed, or should you no longer need your phone or are moving out of Florida, call FTRI at 888-554-1151 for assistance. Co-op board honors 2 trustees Edna Gnann accepts an award honoring her late husband Floyd Gnann, who served as a Clay Electric trustee from 1971 to 2013. Also pictured are (l-r) General Manager and CEO Ricky Davis, trustees Angus Hastings, Kelley Smith, Jo Ann R. Smith, Dewitt Hersey, Carl Malphurs, John Henry Whitehead, Carl Hagglund, Susan Reeves and Clay Electric attorney John Haswell. Photo courtesy of Clay Electric Cooperative. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Clay Electric board of trustees honored two of its longest serving members during the cooperatives annual meeting in Keystone Heights on March 20. Trustee Kelley Smith said both Angus Hastings, who is the longest serving trustee in Clay Electrics history, and Floyd Gnann, who served for 42 years on the board before dying on Aug. 18, made significant contributions to the cooperatives strong financial performance during their time of service. Smith said Hastings was first elected to the board of trustees in 1965. He added that the Ft. McCoy resident represented Florida co-ops on the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association board. Hastings served as the national associations president in the 1981-1982 year. He is retiring from that board but will remain a Clay Electric trustee. Smith was elected to represent Florida on the NRECA board, replacing Hastings. He is one of the reasons Clay Electric is the strong financial company that it is today, said Smith of Hastings. We provide great service and we provide great ratesand he is one of the guiding factors behind that. Smith also said Hastings founded the Action Committee for Rural Electrification, a political action committee of the NRECA. After presenting Hastings with a plaque from the board of trustees, Smith then asked Edna Gnann, the widow of former trustee Floyd Gnann to join him at the podium. Smith said Gnann was first elected to the board of trustees in 1971 and served as a trustee until his death last year. Gnann also served as a Seminole Electric board member for 25 years. Smith then presented Edna Gnann with a plaque. During Mr. Gnanns service on the board, Smith read, the cooperative experienced tremendous growth. Thanks to his leadership and guidance the cooperative is now one of the leaders among electric cooperatives in the nation. After Smiths presentation, Lisa Johnson, president of Seminole Electric Cooperative read a resolution from her board honoring the late Clay and Seminole board member. She said Gnann was a threeterm president on the Seminole board. Mr. Gnann was widely respected by his fellow board members and was a dedicated and devoted advocate of the interests of electric cooperatives and their member consumers for more than 40 years, she said, reading from the resolution. Youth tour participants recount Washington trip Michelle Brock from Ridgeview High School in Orange Park tells Clay Electric members about the 2013 youth tour. Also pictured are (l-r) Grant McGee of Keystone Heights High School, Shane Crawford of Northside Christian Academy in Starke and Jared Makatura of Interlachen High School. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Four high school students from Clay Electrics service area recounted their trips to Tallahassee and Washington last year as part of the co-ops 2013 youth tour. Derick Thomas, Clay Electrics director of member and public relations said the purpose of the tour is to educate students about electric cooperatives and about the workings of state and national governments. Participants were selected from the junior classes of high schools in the co-ops service area. They spent two days in Tallahassee to observe state government and while there also competed in the youth tour speech contest. The four top finishers in the contest earned a week-long trip to Washington. The 2013 youth tour winners were Grant McGee of Keystone Heights High School, Michelle Brock of Ridgeview High School in Orange Park, Jerad Makatura of Interlachen High School and Shane Crawford of Starkes Northside Christian Academy. McGee said the experience in Tallahassee exceeded his expectations but the Washington trip was almost overwhelming. It was the trip of a lifetime, McGee told co-op members. Thank you for being involved. Brock said that in addition to seeing the history of Washington, meeting other youth tour participants from around the country enriched her experience in the capital. We didnt actually have to go to all the different states to see all these people, she said. All these people from all these different states met in one place where we all joined together and talked to people that are likeminded as we are. I couldnt replace that for the world. The 2014 youth tour winners are Brendan Register of Taylor High School, Bailey Creighton of Bradford High School, Taylor Warring of Buchholz High School in Gainesville and Savannah Woodall of Union County High School. They will visit Washington the week of June 15-20. Cupcakes, balloons, tattoos, featured at farmers market Lisa Cisco of Keystone Heights helps Celia Sisco with a cupcake during the Keystone Heights farmers market Kids Day on March 22. Also enjoying a treat from The Cupcakery is Audry Cisco. Cupcakery owner Missy Davis started her business by helping friends and family members decorate birthday and other cakes. She then completed Wilton cake decorating classes before graduating from the Notter School of Pastry Arts in Orlando. She operated a storefront pastry shop in Eustis before converting the business to a mobile enterprise, and now tours area farmers markets including High Springs, Orange Park and Melrose. In addition to cupcakes, the Keystone Heights farmers market Kids Day offered balloons, coloring books and tattoos. Gallery 26 hosting pastel classes Classes by Kay Deuben. Sessions will be once a week on Tuesdays, March 11 through April 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. Space is limited. For more information call 352-475-2924 or gallery26melrose@gamail. com. Banana mill site tour Historic Melrose members will tour the mill site at the Banana settlement on Saturday March 29. Banana was the earliest settlement in the Melrose area. The tour group will meet at the side of the Daurer Museum in Heritage Park at 10 a.m. and car pool to the mill site. For additional information contact James Peffley at 352-475-5715.
that during the April school board meeting, he will give them a forecast on what the June 30, 2014 fund balance will be. He also said that if the reserve level continues to drop, Tallahassee officials will take notice. If we drop lower, then the state is going to look to us and say, What are you doing? You need to be going the opposite way. That is my concern. Studdard replied, Mine too. School board moves to take purchasing authority from superintendent BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Clay County School Board took a step during its March 20 meeting that would restrict purchase order approvals to the districts director of purchasing. Under the old policy, the superintendent could also sign purchase orders. The district considers a purchase order as a contract for goods or services between the district and a vendor. Purchase orders are not required for salaries, utilities, or similar items. In its vote on March 20, the board voted to advertise and to set a public hearing for the policy change, which is required before the board can approve the new policy. The public hearing is scheduled for the boards April 17 meeting. In other action during its March 20 meeting, the board: Approved a resolution dedicating the 28 th annual Clay County Agricultural Fair, Proclaimed April 20-26 as Administrative Professionals Week and April 23 as Administrative Professionals Day, Proclaimed May 5-9 as Teacher Appreciation Week and May 6 as Teacher Appreciation Day, Approved 2014-2015 personnel allocations for school employees. The board delayed approving district office allocations until its April 17 meeting. Ratified its contract with the Clay Educational Staff Association. Approved a contract with the Orange Park Performing Arts Academy, a charter school. Thursday, March 27, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 3A Keystone District Office 352-473-4917 clayelectric.com Rays Auto RepairEstablished 1972473-30837382 Sunrise Blvd.(Next to Hitchcocks Grocery) *** Comfortable Waiting Area ***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 352-473-3404www.Transmission-Repair-Shop.com 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! 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) email@example.com Everyone Welcome!Childrens Church 10 a.m. Welcome Home To 4004 SE State Road 21, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 (352) 473-3829JOIN US THIS SUNDAY FOR A in our Sanctuary preaching on John 7:37-39 Featuring Speaker of Gadara Baptist Church and featuriing Dinner Served (Call 352-473-3829 for reservations) Bible Study by Dr. Tom Farmer, Jr. The Church with a BIG HEART where the Word of God is faithfully taught! Ministries for Children (all ages) & Youth Sunday & Wednesday! 1 Month FREE Rentwith 1 yr agreementCall (352)363-91987391 SR 21 Keystone Hts. Ask about our 10% discount BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Jimmy Wilson defeated Julia OSullivan 864-234 to win the District 6 Clay Electric trustee seat formally held by Floyd Gnann. Gnann, who served on the coops board for 42 years died on Aug. 18. District 6 covers Clay County north of SR 16 and west of portions of SR 21, CR 209 and CR 315B. The area includes portions of Duval County, Argyle, Oakleaf Plantation, the Country Club of Orange Park, Loch Rane, Foxridge, Ridgewood, Tanglewood, Swimming Pen Creek, Middleburg, Lake Asbury and Clay Hill. Wilson is a retired operations bureau major for the Clay County Sheriffs Office. He had 31 years of law enforcement experience at the time of his retirement in 2010. Clay Electric members also reelected Kelley Smith, incumbent trustee for District 2 which covers eastern Putnam County and Carl Malphurs, incumbent trustee for District 4 which covers western Alachua County. Both men ran unopposed. Members also approved four amendments to the co-ops bylaws. One change allows the utility to hold special member meetings in locations other than Keystone Heights. Another amendment will allow absentee voting for trustees beginning in 2015. A third amendment changes the quorum for annual and special member meetings from 50 members to one-percent of the entire membership. The quorum for district meetings remains at 15 members. The final change clarifies the conditions and terms by which a termination of membership can occur. The new bylaw states that termination of membership does not relieve the former member of outstanding liabilities due to the co-op and does not terminate the former members right to capital credits. Douglas is Clay Electric employee of the year Wilson wins Clay Electric trustee seat Wilson Clay Electric General Manager and CEO Ricky Davis presents Marsha Douglas with the co-ops 2013 Employee Recognition Award. Photo courtesy of Clay Electric Cooperative. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Marsha Douglas, the office services coordinator for Clay Electrics Palatka District, won the co-ops 2013 Employee Recognition Award. Nominations for the prize came from Clay Electric employees and the selection committee was also comprised of co-op workers. Douglas won the external customer service award last year. A coworker who nominated Douglas wrote, On a daily basis she works with our members to make sure they receive a level of customer service they have become accustomed to in her district. She strives to keep the lights on for people struggling to make ends meet. She knows her job and does it well. She regularly goes above and beyond her regular call of duty to assist our members. General Manager and CEO Ricky Davis and Director of Member Services Derick Thomas also handed out service pins to the following employees: 20 years: Greg Futch, Palatka District, Roy Terrell, Orange Park District, Gary Legree, Lake City District and Craig Wacha, Lake City District; 25 years: Randy Reddish, operationsconstruction underground, Steve Warren, Orange Park District, Myrtice Womble, member and public relationsmember billing, Dennis Callaway, Orange Park District George Eberhardt, operationsconstruction underground, Dave Roberts, operationsfleet services, Terri Harris, financepayroll and insurance, Donnie Lott, operationsfacilities maintenance, Tex Gillen operationsfleet services, Eddie Howard, Salt Springs District, Johnny Jackson, Palatka District, Anthony Saunders, Lake City District, Joe Tice, Lake City District, Kim Coffee, operations, Lisa Richardson, Lake City District, Billy Sauls, Lake City District, Charles Buddy Webb, operationsconstruction overhead, Quinton Howe, Gainesville District, Susan McIntyre, Keystone Districtcall center, Troy Adams, Gainesville and Lake City districts and Donald Loper, operationssupport meter shop; 30 years: Max Williford, Orange Park District, Dale Furlong, Keystone District, Perry Jordan, engineering, Ricky Griffis, operationssupport meter shop, Jeannine Nichols, Orange Park District, Redus Sparky Sparks, operationsfleet services, Jimmy Nettles, Lake City District and Bruce McHollan, information and communications technologies; 35 years: Marty Hunter, operationsmaintenance substation construction; 40 years: David Kirkland, engineering, Allen Crawford, operationsmaintenance, Frances Chesser, financeaccounts receivable and Dewitt Law, Lake City District; 45 years: Duke Fuqua, operationsmaintenance substations and Everett Hicks, Lake City District. Clay Electric speakers rip EPA BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Speakers at Clay Electrics annual meeting in Keystone Heights criticized the Environmental Protection Agency over pending regulations intended to curtail climate change. Trustee Board President Susan Reeves told members that the co-ops leadership has become increasing concerned over the federal agencys actions. The EPAs additional proposed regulations, if enacted, will ultimately result in rising power costs for you, for our members, she said. One of our major concerns is that the EPA wants to eliminate coal as a generation fuel for our power plants. And that will result in fewer fuel options and higher priced electricity. Its a shame that our country has over 300 years supply of coal, and our coal fired generation plants are the cleanest in the world, and we are being told that we must cut back on coal usage, she added. Clay Electric General Manager and CEO Ricky Davis told the membership that the current administration and the EPA has declared war on coal. Now, we all want the same thing when it comes to protecting the environment, he said. We want clean air to breath, we want clean water to drink and in general, we want a clean environment to live in. We believe we can have all this and still supply you with affordable electricity. Davis said the governments strategy to combat climate change is not based on science, but rather on an economic policy that puts a burden on the backs of rate payers. The technology and science is just not available to do all theyre asking us to do, he said. Therefore their short answer is, we will drive the cost of your electricity up and you will use less. He said a better answer exists. We just need to slow this train down and look for common sense solutions, he said. U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho, a guest speaker at the annual meeting agreed with Davis assessment of Washingtons posture toward fossil fuels. There is an attack on coal, he told the co-ops membership. Yoho said the United States has the resources to supply its own power for hundreds of years. We should use those resources to the best of our knowledge, he added. As technology comes out, we will get better. Yoho also said he supports alternative energy sources, including wind, solar and biofuels. But you need that baseline energy, he said, and there are three components of that. Its coal, natural gas and nuclear. Yoho also said that during a House committee meeting, one EPA official said the agencys new rules would not significantly change air quality nor improve human health. If its not going to have a significant change, Yoho said to the Clay Electric audience, why go down that path and cripple a nation? Why go down that path and force our manufacturers to go overseas? DISTRICT Continued from 1A Garden Club yard and bake sale The Garden Club of the Lakes is having a yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be at 155 S.E. Lakeview Drive, Keystone Heights. For more information, call Ronnie at 352473-8399. Author of Promise G.A. Teske to Visit the Melrose Public Library G.A. Teske will visit the Melrose Public Library on Friday, March 28th at 4 p.m. to discuss his fantasy novels in The Soul Sword Chronicles series. For more information call 352475-1237. Teske was a district media specialist in Pasco County for twenty-two years. He grew up in North Florida and spent nine years attending school in Melrose. He graduated from Interlachen High in 1970, St. Johns River Jr. College in 1972, and Florida Atlantic University with a BA in Education. He taught school at Crescent City Jr.-Sr. High School for four years before returning to school at the University of Florida. He graduated with a masters degree in Educational Media and Instructional Design in 1980.
4A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, March 27, 2014 KHHS football team holds awards banquet Keystone Heights High School hosted its football banquet on Feb. 15. Awards were presented to (l-r) Grant McGee who received the Outstanding Scholar and the Gary Cooper Leadership Award, Chase Musselman, who won the Larry Bradley Sportsmanship Award, Chris Peddicord who won the Jodey Briggle Most Improved Award, Josh Knight, who received the Kip Boutte Most Determined Award and Darein Gilio, who was the Outstanding Senior Player. Recognized as captains were (l-r) Tate Williams, Grant McGee, Josh Knight and Darein Gilio. Kiwanis Club recognizes McRae Terrific Kids character development, self-esteem and perseverance. Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable. (L-r) First row: Aubrey Nelson, Morgan Wilson, Shaila Davis, Lily Harris, Kaden Gilland, Taylor Roton, Kameryn Rowe, Kylie Stanek, Ethan Martinez, Bruce Davis, Ray Paddock, Natalia Norman and Jaden Park. Middle row: Elijah Noonan, Cody Mobley, Kadence Bishop, Candace Jackson, Makala Jones, Emma Givens, Sarah Siebert, Gabe McWhorter, Stephen Morton, Nicolas Rodriguez and Kevin Reinhart. Back row: Principal Marcus Dooley, Kaylee Waddell, Brianna Miller, Haley Reynolds, Chloe Smith and Leon Davenport. Historic Melrose members explore local sites On March 2 members traveled to Archer to tour the U.S. Victory Museum. Armand Caudron, museum owner, gave a group a guided tour of World War I. World War II and Korean War artifacts. On March 16 the group traveled to Marion County to visit the Kerr City settlement. Kerr City, located three miles west of Salt Springs, is listed on the National Register of Historic places. The town was established in 1884. Surviving structures include the oldest Texaco gas station. Visitors to the U.S. Victory Museum were (l-r) Cheryl Curtis, Gordon Curtis, Bill Bolte, Zachary Curtis, Logan Curtis, Judy MacLaren, Rosemary Daurer, Kris Davis, Al Runyon and Yvonne Kutz. Kerr City tour participants included (l-r) Kris Davis, Kathy Warren, Pat Warren, Rosemary Daurer, Bill Bolte, Phil Eschbach and Elizabeth Eschbach. SOLO on water harvesting: were still in it. Be patient. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The president of the Save Our Lakes Organization said that in spite of indications the Clay County Utility Authority, Florida Department of Transportation and St. Johns River Water Management District may leave Keystone-area lakes out of the First Coast Expressway water harvesting project, she believes the Lake Region may yet see some water from the proposal. Last week the Monitor reported that during a March 12 CCUA meeting, the organizations executive director, Tom Morris indicated water from the project would likely remain in northern Clay County, instead of being pumped to Keystone Heights for lakes restoration. Morris said his agency was concerned about the pipelines estimated $50 million price tag. He also said future limits on aquifer withdrawals for drinking water was forcing his agency to look for alternative sources, and the water harvesting project appeared to fill that need. Morris also said the Department of Transportation had concerns about moving the water south. In a written response to the Monitor story, Vivian Katz, Save Our Lakes president wrote that she understands CCUAs position, and remains willing to work with the agencies to bring water from the project to Keystone Heights. This is and always has been a long-term project, she wrote. Long-term projects can hit snags. Its that simple. I believe CCUA and the St. Johns River Water Management District fully expect Clay County, the City of Keystone Heights and S.O.L.O. to stay fully involved with this project. I can only speak for the Save Our Lakes Organization, but we are still stakeholders in this project. Be patient, this project is not over, its just beginning! Katz added that the water harvesting idea has always been an alternative water supply proposal. She also wrote that she understands DOTs priority is to build roads and CCUAs goal is to supply water for its customers. Katz added that DOTs aggressive time table for constructing the First Coast Expressway is forcing the agencies to speed up the water harvesting project and that is resulting in scaling it back. FDOT made their position clear: Move quickly, or we move on without you. That would mean no water benefit to anyone. A decision had to be made, she wrote. Katz added that there are still opportunities for Keystone to benefit from the proposal. The storm water harvested from the Outer Beltway Project can still be diverted to Keystone Heights for the benefit of our lakes, she wrote.
Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, March 27, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL $49 9 lb $27 9 lb PRICES A VAILABLE M ARCH 27 APRIL 9 $199$199 $169lb lbDL LEE FRESHM USHROOMS8 OZ PKG P EPPERSFRESH or Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1 371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904)368-9188 Amazing quality Fantastic prices.S atisfaction Guaranteed $399 lb $29 9 lb $29 9 lb $69 0 W INGS o r N ECKS$17 9 lb $229lb $349 lb BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer At one time in her life, Mikaela Herres considered modeling to be too girly for her tastes. I was too much of a tomboy, she said. The 19-year-old former resident of Starke has since achieved quite a few highlights in the profession and recently moved to New York to see just how far modeling can take her. Herres, the daughter of Joey and Jackie Herres, said things have happened very fast. Most recently, she participated in New York Fashion Weeka bi-annual eventtwice and is already booked for the next event. It can be (overwhelming) at times, Herres said. You just have to take a deep breath. In 2006, Herres moved from Starke to Tampa, which was quite a nerve-racking change in her life. She went from a town where everyone knows who you are pretty much to a city where she didnt even know her neighbors. Plus, she found herself at a school with a population between 2,000 and 3,000. Thats like a tough transition, said Herres, who was in middle school at the time. Herres admitted she was quiet and shy, focusing her energies on athletics, such as track and field in school and aerial gymnastics outside of school. Modeling has helped her come out of her shell. It definitely has boosted my self esteem, Herres said. It wasnt until she graduated from Gaither High School that she began seriously considering modeling as a career, Herres said. And why not? She went from doing a couple of photo shoots while she was a middle school student and not that interested in modeling to being a finalist at Elite Model Look-Puerto Rico and International Modeling and Talent Association shows. Herres, who has been the face of Bettina Cosmetics the past four years, said her thought was, Well, things are happening. Gods putting this in front of me for a reason. Her first New York Fashion Week was amazing and awesome, but Herres said her second Fashion Week was even better. She got to meet more people in the fashion industry as well as people from shows such as Basketball Wives and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Herres said she also got to meet former Miss USA and Miss World winners. While in New York during the most recent Fashion Week, Herres said two major agencies have expressed interest in her. The trip was also memorable in that Herres mother made the trip as well to see her on the runway. You might think having her mother in the audience would make her a little nervous, but Herres said she pushed those nerves aside. With her announced intention of moving to New York to further pursue modeling, it was important for her mother to see her perform at a high level. I just had to show my mom I could handle this, Herres said. As she became immersed in modeling, Herres said it was a surprise to see how serious the issues of weight and measurements are. They can look at you and tell if youre on the (right) measurements or not, Herres said. Herres was muscular and toned due to her athletic endeavors. She was told she was almost too toned and had to stop working out so she could lose a bit of home on the fashion runway RIGHT: Mikaela Herres is pictured modeling one of Wanda Montes Battle of the Strands creations. Battle of the Strands is an annual salon competition. LEFT: On the runway during New York Fashion Week. Mikaela Herres has been the face of Bettina Cosmetics for four years. (352) 473-9873 N OW OPEN BBQ Burgers Steaks Salads Soups 7154 S.E. CR 21B Keystone(at the intersection of SR100 & 21B) 1 0 O FF Total PurchaseWith this Ad Expires 4-21-14www.tomsrealpitbbq.comfacebook.com/tomsrealpitbbq twitter.com/tomsrealpitbbq Friday & Saturday Steak & Shrimp Night Bring in your church bulletin on Sunday and well donate 10% of your purchase back to your church! See HERRES, 8B
2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, March 27, 2014 Invites you to an Exciting One Day Revival April 6, 2014Special Guest Speaker: Worship Services 10:30 am & 6:00 pmHigh Attendance Sunday School at 9:00 am900 W. Madison Street Starke, FL 32091 904-964-7557 www.madisonstreet.orgRev. Justin Kirksey, Senior Pastor Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* CLOSED MON & TUES SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 Now Showing Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri 7:00, 9:15 Sat 7:00, 9:15 Sun 4:45, 7:00 Wed Thurs 7:30 Now Showing PGKevin SorboFri 8:00 Sat 5:00, 8:00 Sun 5:30 Wed Thurs 7:15 PG-13Shailene Woodley, Kate WinsletGods Not Dead Socials Luke and Nicula to wed Mr. and Mrs. Danny Luke of Starke would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kaitlyn Alyse Luke, to John Michael Nicula, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Nicula of Lawtey. Kaitlyn is a 2010 graduate of Bradford High School and a 2012 graduate of Santa Fe College. She is currently pursuing a degree in Elementary Education at the University of North Florida. John is a 2008 graduate of Bradford High School and a 2010 graduate of Santa Fe College. He is currently employed by Gainesville Regional Utilities. They will be wed on May 10 at Kingsley Lake Baptist Church. Invitations have been sent. Navy Relief director to speak at April 7 DAR meeting Monica Woods, director of Navy Relief in Jacksonville, will be the guest speaker at the Monday, April 7, meeting of the Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at 10:30 a.m. at IHOP in Starke. Guests are welcome. Any woman 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence during the period between April 19, 1775, and Nov. 26, 1783, is eligible for membership. Please contact Konnie Beauregard at 352-475-1865 or copnurse1999@windstream. net for more information. Apply for Betty Warren scholarship by March 31 The deadline for the $1,000 Betty Warren Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, is March 31. Santa Fe College students at the Andrews Center or Watson Center may apply if: Their course of study is American history, education or medical and related fields; Freshman year (24 credit hours) completed at Santa Fe College; Grade-point average of at least 3.0; Sophomore year will be completed at Santa Fe. The scholarship may be renewed one time the following semester per the instructions on the application check list. Application checklists and financial-need forms can be obtained at either the Andrews Center in Starke or the Watson Center in Keystone Heights. Andrews Center to offer personal conflict class A Resolving Personal Conflict community education class will be held at the Santa Fe College Andrews Center, starting Tuesday, April 15. The class is a biblical guide to resolving personal conflict using lessons from scripture. It meets from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays for eight weeks. The fee is $24, with the Peaceful Ministries workbook Resolving Everyday Conflict being provided by the instructor. Register online at www. sfcollege.edu/communityed. You may also call 352-3955193 or drop by the Andrews Center for assistance. A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy? Albert Einstein Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. Anne Frank 6 competitors earn 9 rosettes in home division Norma Lyon and Janet Flythe earned three and two best-overall rosettes, respectively, while four other exhibitors earned one each in the Bradford County Fairs home division. Lyon earned rosettes for a dress, a purse and a baby afghan. She also earned an additional pair of blue ribbons for an afghan and a costume, while earning a red ribbon for socks. Flythe earned rosettes for a chocolate cake and grape/ pomegranate jelly. She earned a total of four blue ribbons, which included one for jam and one for sauce. Susan Keding earned a rosette for a quilt, while earning an additional blue ribbon for a jacket. Tamara Dinkins was awarded a rosette for pepper jelly. She also earned a red ribbon for jam. In the senior division, Carol Dykes earned a rosette for a blue shawl. She earned a red ribbon for a poncho. Cassie Garber was awarded a rosette in the youth division for cherry snowball cookies. Other exhibitors in the youth division and the ribbons they earned were: Kacen Thomssen, bread, blue; Maudrey Tenly, cake, blue; Ella Dinkins, cookies, blue, brownies, blue, apple butter, blue, fruit mix, blue, vanilla extract, blue; Chris Chaney, cookies, red; Keary Matthews, cookies, blue; Megan Allen, brownies, blue, jelly, blue, pillow, red; Grace Sullivan, scarf, blue; and Audyn Woodington, pillow, red. Adult exhibitors besides Dinkins, Dykes, Flythe, Keding and Lyon who earned ribbons were: Marissa Allen, jelly, blue; Ashley Harris, pumpkin butter, blue; Donna Harris, pumpkin butter, blue; Sissy Lee, jelly, red; Ehrline Tenly, corn, blue, salsa, blue; Kim Tilton, pickles, blue, jelly, blue; Beckie Burkett, dress, red, jacket, red, robe, red, towel, red, quilt, red; Carol James, painted sweatshirt, red; Christie Allen, scarf, red; Samantha Booth, throw, red; Ida Bivins, quilt, red, placemat, white; Pat Caren, doily, blue, afghan, red; Christy Hoilman, blouse, blue, hat, blue, pocketbook, red; and Connie Dennison, afghan, red, sweater, red, afghan, white, scarf, white. RIGHT:This quilt earned Susan Keding a rosette. Not pictured: Carol Dykes, who won a rosette for a shawl. Janet Flythe earned two rosettes in the home division, including one for this chocolate cake. LEFT: Norma Lyon shows off the three projects that earned rosettes in the home division: a baby afghan, a dress and a purse. LEFT: Cassie Garber earned a rosette for cherry snowball cookies. RIGHT: Tamara Dinkins earned a rosette for pepper jelly. But but the greatest way to witness is by walking that straight and narrow and also realizing that youre going to mess up. Thats what grace is for. Were going to fall, but weve got to get back up. And youve got to improve. And thats what Im all about. Tim Tebow
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June is survived by her loving children, James Brown of Starke, and Paula Brown of Lawtey; her step-daughter, Terri Griffis of Keystone Heights; her sisters, Rebecca (Ralph) Wise and Janet (Paul) Norman both of Lawtey; her six grandchildren, Jonathan Prevatt, Julie Brown, Chase Brown, Triston Brown, Leah and Keearah Galvao; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 27, at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church of Lawtey with Pastor Lester Austin and Pastor Tim Mulkey officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Raiford. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit www. archietannerfuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Robert Dobbs NEW RIVERRobert Dobbs, 88, of New River died Monday, March 24, 2014 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born in Lake Butler, Jan. 13, 1926 to the late Lester and Lelia Gordon Dobbs. He was a welder at DuPont for 35 years and an Army veteran. He was a member at Bayless Highway Baptist Church. He is survived by: his wife of 59 years, Margie Moody Dobbs of New River; daughters, Sheila (Jim) Frampton of New River and Sharri (Randy) Crews, of New River; son, Roger Dobbs of Simpsonville, S.C.; one granddaughter; brothers, Kenneth (Ina Jean) Dobbs of Jacksonville and Nolan Dobbs of Macclenny; and sister, Norma Jean (Cleathon) Johns of Macclenny Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 27, at 2:00 pm in the Bayless Highway Baptist Church with Rev. Jeffery Stading officiating. Burial will be at McKinney Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers the families ask that donations be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 North West 90th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Lavon Drivas STARKELavon C. Drivas, 64, of Starke died Sunday, March 23, 2014 at E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville. She was born on Dec. 28, 1949 in Starke to the late Brady and Gladys (Lee) Collins. She graduated from Bradford High and the University of Florida. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Prior to retirement she worked for the Bradford County School Board teaching music. Survivors are: husband, Spyros D. Drivas of Starke; son, Demetrius A. Drivas of Starke; brother, A. Bernard Collins of Massachusetts; and aunt, Louise Lee. Funeral services were held on March 26 in the First United Methodist Church of Starke with Pastor Mike Moore officiating. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Steven Harrelson FLORAHOMESteven Ray Harrelson, 47, of Florahome died Monday, March 17, 2014 unexpectedly. He was born in Jacksonville on April 5, 1966. He was preceded in death by his father James L. Harrelson. He is survived by: son, Andrew; one daughter; mother, Iva (Southerland) Harrelson of Florahome; siblings, Marie Eubanks and Michael Harrelson of Florahome, Leonard Harrelson of Penney Farms and Richard Harrelson of Middleburg. Graveside services were held March 24, at Paran Cemetery in Grandin with Reverend Danny Fouraker. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Shirley Padgett Shirley Padgett CLAY HILLShirley Estelle Padgett, 77, of Clay Hill, died Friday March 21, 2014 at Orange Park Medical Center with family by her side. She was born in Bradford County on Jan. 5, 1937 to the late Theodore Crews and Annie Mae Bell Crews. She was raised in Lawtey. She has resided in Clay Hill for the past 60 years. She was a member of Clay Hill Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by: her husband of 43 years, Markelee Padgett; and brothers, Denvil and Archie Crews. She is survived by: children, Gary (Martha) Padgett of Clay Hill, Sharon (Charles) Fuquay of Middleburg, Sandy (Tim) Prather of Green Cove Springs, and Karen (Chris) Thomas of Clay Hill; brothers, Joey Crews of Lawtey, and Wayne (June) Crews of Hampton; sisters, Alma Padgett of Lawtey, Annie Lee Smith of Starke, Carolyn (Mike) Hanks of Starke, and Louvenia (Mack) Williams of Florahome; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held on March 25, at Clay Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Crews officiating. Interment followed at Long Branch Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Michael Rogers GLEN ST. MARYMichael Ray Rogers 50, died suddenly at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Friday March 21, 2014. He was born in Jacksonville and lived all of his life in Baker County. He was a member of the Plumber and Pipefitter Local Union 234. He was a member of Taylor Church. He is survived by: his wife, Tina Rogers of Glen St Mary; mother, Deloris Rogers; father, Ray Rogers, both of Glen St Mary; son, Phillip Rogers of Glen St Mary; and sister, Shelli Lyn Rogers. Funeral services were held March 23 at the Taylor Church in Taylor. Burial was at South Prong Cemetery. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Rick Stephens Rick Stephens STARKEMr. Rick Foy Stephens, age 63, of Starke passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Mr. Stephens was born July 25, 1950 in Jacksonville and has been a longtime resident of the area. He served in the United States Navy and retired after 35 years with the Bradford County School System where he was an administrator. Mr. Stephens also enjoyed fishing, going to yard sales, wood working, and spending time with his family and children. His father, Foy Stephens had preceded him in death. Survivors are: his wife of 33 years, Debra (Prevatt) and their three children, Macy Stephens, Dane Stephens (Sung Mi) and Abby Stephens Bacon (Jordan) all of Starke along with his mother, Myra (Macy) Stephens of Yankeetown, and three siblings, Scott Stephens of Belleview, Dawn Mendoza of Gainesville and Shawn Stephens of Yankeetown, and one grandchild, Jayden Kang Stephens. Funeral services were March 25, in the First Baptist Church with Reverend Rick Weaver officiating. Interment followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to be made to the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, P.O. Box 23827, Tampa, FL 33623-3827 Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. 904-9646200. jonesgallagherfh.com PAID OBITUARY Joseph Stoddard LAKE BUTLERJoseph Carl Stoddard, 48, of Lake Butler died suddenly at his home Wednesday, March 19, 2014. He was born in Jacksonville to the late James P. Stoddard and Nila M. Kegley Shivers. He was a welder at Hunter Marine in Alachua until ill health forced his retirement. He has lived in Lake Butler for the past 20 years. He is survived by: his wife of 27 years, Terry Roberts Stoddard of Lake Butler; mother and Stepfather, Nila M. and Bennie Shivers of Sparks, Ga.; daughter, Keri (Cory) Rozar of Lake Butler; sons, Jeremy and Joey Stoddard both of Lake Butler; brothers, Jimmie (Birdie) Stoddard and Larry (Kathi) Stoddard of Sparks, Ga.; sister, Juanita Kelley of Arkansas; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 24 in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler. Burial will be at a later date. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Maurice White STARKEMrs. Maurice J. White, age 82, lifelong resident of Starke, passed away, Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center. Mrs. White was the youngest child of Alvin and Sarah Jenkins, she was educated in Starke, and later received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Florida A&M). Mrs. White was a long time educator for Bradford County having recently retired in 2013. She was a member of the Starke Seventh Day Adventist Church, and volunteered her time to numerous religious courses and musical endeavors. Proficient at the keyboard, she often played at the Church Services, and helped children grow in their love for music. She is survived by: her sons, Maurice J. (Nicole) White of Atlanta, McCoy (Marsha) White, Jr. of Gainesville; brother, Alvin Jenkins, Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; grandchildren, Daniel, Joshua and Mauricio-McCoy. Graveside services for Mrs. White will be held 11:00 am, Friday, March 28 at Free Will Baptist Cemetery, Starke. Mrs. White will repose in the Chestnut Memorial Chapel on Thurs., March 27, from 2:00 until 7:00 p.m. Family and friends are asked to meet graveside at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Chestnut Funeral Home, Inc., 18 N.W. 8th Ave., Gainesville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Mae Francis Jenkins Scholarship Fund. PAID OBITUARY John Warren John Warren KEYSTONE HEIGHTSChief Warrant Officer (W4) John Warren, U.S. Navy (Ret.) was born December 9, 1923 and passed away on Friday March 21, 2014. John was one of 14 children and is survived by his three sons, Steve (Avis), Mark (Diane) and Mike (Katherine); five step-children, Jim, Arlo (Barbara), Ronnie (Katherine) and John (Cindy) Cook and Sandy (George) Apthorp. He was PaPa John to a lot of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by six brothers, Stanley (Annie), Guy (Joan), Fritz, Jerry (Evie), Vincent and Denis, and one sister, Anne Montgomery (Monty). He was preceded in death by five sisters, Ester Drury, Anne Marie Warren, Margaret Sullivan, Barbara McGahee and Clytie Watson; one brother Francis, Jr.; his parents Agnes and Francis Warren of Jacksonville; and long time companion Dorothy Cook of Keystone Heights. John was always a caring and giving person. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1962 and while in the service he sent most of his paycheck back home to his parents to help support the family. After his retirement, he stayed active as a volunteer to many organizations. He was an avid camper and devoted a great deal of time to the Boy Scouts of America. He was a Scout Master for many years and helped many young scouts become responsible citizens. He was instrumental in getting the Am-Vets Post in Keystone Heights established. He went on to serve as the Florida State Representative for the Am-Vets Organization and attended many conferences around the country. He was also an active volunteer at the Lake City VA Hospital where he pushed wheelchairs each week. For many years he was a regular volunteer at the Robert Jenkins Veterans Domiciliary where he ran the weekly bingo game and bought ice cream for monthly birthday celebrations. He was frequently called upon by area schools to represent the veterans at school functions. John will be remembered by his friends and family as a man who was never too busy to listen to another person, and who was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need of assistance. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Donations in Johns memory may be made to the Community Hospice of NE Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. PAID OBITUARY The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of chal lenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr. If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are per formed not by strength, but perseverance. Samuel Johnson
4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, March 27, 2014 Editorial/Opinion Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor Special Discounts & Rebateson Select Products The Outdoor Power Super Store No One Beats Our Prices 904-368-0687 p h 904-368-0689 faxM ARGARET ANDERSON101 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 Thanks to the newspaper Dear Editor: I just wanted to say a quick thank you to those at the Bradford Telegraph for being a fine example of journalism. The vast majority of newspapers are, at least, left leaning and purely assumption on my part, I suspect so would be the ideology of the Telegraph. Even if that is the case, it has been hard to say for sure because over the years as youve presented the area news and given voice to the area residents at both ends of the spectrum. In an era when the formerly most ardent defenders of free speech, liberals, have seemingly turned to endorse censorship of any opposing view, your paper says there is still hope. It stands as an example to civil discourse which once thrived in America. Once upon a time in America the majority of us, conservative and liberal, could come together and argue politics or ideologies most heatedly but at the end of the day, have a beer together secure in the knowledge that despite those disagreements, each had Americas best interest at heart. I am afraid, however that those days are all but gone. Rome is falling, the Vandals and Goths are at the gates and the Dark Age looms. Two weeks ago you printed what will most likely be my last opinion letter to your paper. It was quite lengthy I must admit and soaked with patriotic conservatism but of three newspapers it was sent to, yours was the only one with the fortitude to publish it. The two much larger papers it was sent to could not, apparently, afford the ink to reproduce it. Truthfully, I had not expected you to print it either; not because of content but because of its size. Over the years, your paper has never failed to print one of my letters. I suspect I could write and say everyone there was an idiot or Buster Rahn is a necrophiliac and youd still print it. Neither is the truth, of course, nor do I hold such opinion. In fact, I hold both in the highest esteem because you do not censor the public opinion. I bet it would have been a blast to have written for the Telegraph. Anyways, I again thank you for being such an example for free speech and of course, you are exempted from any expectation of printing this one. It is merely a thank you note for having the courage to print my drivel over the last decade or so. With highest regards, Thomas Rice Community will miss Fishley Dear Editor: Our community recently suffered a great loss with the death of William Fishley of Keystone Heights. A quiet, unassuming man, Bill did not stand out in a crowd because of his material possessions or dominating personality. He usually didnt have a lot to say about anything He was a gentle man, usually in the background. Yet he had a definite impact on those around him. Bill always had a welcoming smile for anyone he encountered. But even more endearing was his attitude. You see Bill was one who believed he could do things to make a difference in this world. And he did. Bill spent many hours of his life reaching out to others. He spent time with those incarcerated in our prisons and with those in his church community who were homebound. He was frequently on the front lines trying to bring attention to the injustice of the legalized murder of unborn babies. He stepped up and defended the vital institution of Gods marriage in our society. All of this in spite of serious physical problems. If I were to be tasked with engraving something on Bill Fishleys tombstone, I would assign these words from the biblical book of James: Be doers of the word and not hearers only... I am grateful for the fact that I knew this man. He modeled what it means to be a true Christian. He is missed, and will not be forgotten. Leonard C. Young Keystone Heights Thank you from D.J. Mobley family Letter to the Editor: Words cannot express the gratitude, love and compassion that Racquel, Kaleb, myself and our families feel for each person who has stopped by, sent cards, made donations to cover expenses, thoughts and prayers and those who brought food to our family during the loss of our son, Dakota Jacob Mobley DJ. We are grateful to live in such a supporting community and are glad to call Keystone Heights our home. A special thank you to Racquels extended family at Union Correctional Institution for their support and understanding and to our extended families with Clay County Fire Rescue, Orange Park Fire Department, Keystone Heights Volunteer Fire Department, Clay County Sheriffs Office and Bradford County Fire Rescue for the sincere concerns and support during this time, your concern did not go unnoticed. To VEMA, Fire and Iron, Middleburg American Legion, McHenrys (KH), Senior Wings (Orange Park), Prevatts Bar and Grill (Middleburg), Whiteys Fish Camp (Orange Park), Dicks wings (Lake Asbury), and all of the riders for your support with the motorcycle ride to help cover the costs of DJs funeral, we cannot thank you enough. Our appreciation pours out to Jones Gallagher Funeral home, KHHS JROTC, KHVFD Explorer Post 501, Boy Scout Troop 146, Trinity Baptist Church, Pastor Rob Morford and Pastor Marty Frakes for comforting our families and making this tragedy easier to understand. I know there are many names that we have left out and I do not think we could begin to acknowledge every person, but know that our family appreciates each and every one of you for your support which has made this difficult loss easier to cope with. On a more personal note Racquel, Kaleb, and I could not have made it through this without the love and continuing support from Racquels sister Rhonda Singletary, brother Brian Singletary, and parents Keith and Debbie Singletary, Kevins Sister Lauren Thomas, and parents, Linda Brophy and Don and Kit Mobley. Thank you each from the bottom of our hearts. Kevin and Racquel (Singletary) Mobley and Kaleb Find way to cope wth bypass Dear Editor: Ive heard a lot of discussion regarding the bypass and the businesses of Starke. The bypass is a done deal. Now, Bradford County must find a way to cope. Change is going to happen, no matter how the town and its residents resist. Yes, we all want to keep the quiet close feeling of a small town, but we have to adapt. And thats where Starke has failed. Too many would rather fight to keep the city exactly as it is, while lamenting that businesses are closing, the kids are graduating and leaving for cities and towns where there are jobs, and the area is floundering. I love my adventuring. I visit the little towns and the roadside attractions in search of Forgotten Florida. It is one of the reasons I liked living in Starke and I loved learning its history. Ive been to all the little model towns like Micanopy and Alachua. Those places are off the beaten path and yet have thousands of visitors each year. I know that the town has visited these places looking for ideas, but nothings come of it. These places are proof that you can keep the small town atmosphere and rake in the tourist dollars. Starke has the added bonus of sitting on 301 and yet driving through, a traveler sees a used up town and has no incentive to stop. Many are opposed to the bypass saying businesses are going to close but closings happen everywhere, every day. Mostly, shops fail because they operate as they always have. They have not prepared for the coming years. They havent updated their ideas. They havent kept up with technology or the changing world or the needs of their customers. For instance, the hardware store.... They currently fulfill a need, but worry at the thought of the bypass, and Lowes SR-230 E (2 miles east of US-301)B anquet Hall Driving Range Check out our web pagewww .starkegolf.com M emberships Available E xcellent Driving RangeP ro Shop Gift CertificatesG olf Lessons by AppointmentP rofessionally Run Tournaments H ome of the Strawberry Invitational Li ke us on facebook or Home Depot coming to town. Firstly, travelers who will opt for the bypass route dont shop the hardware store. You dont head out on vacation thinking, Hey. When I get to Starke, Im dang skippy stopping for six carriage bolts. So the bypass wont affect the store much, if at all. And Lowes or Home Depot WILL price them out of business unless they find a niche. But, (food for thought) the growing trend now is not DIY, but to hire someone to do it. Our kids are becoming more technology dependent and less hands-on. Our FFAs and construction classes in high school are becoming a thing of the past. We dont have shadetree mechanics. Now you have to take your car to the dealer for even the smallest repair. Because of building codes and restrictions, you can hardly put up a barn or a shed you have to have approved plans and a permit so you have to call a construction firm. If Jacksons is preparing for and anticipating this growing trend, they will have a thriving business that the box stores wont harm. Though I dont know this for sure, it was my understanding that Applebees or the like wanted to open a restaurant when the new Wal-Mart went in, but decided against it when there was a dispute over the liquor licensing. Has anyone noticed that the loosening of the liquor laws a few years ago didnt create a bunch of slap-happy drunks? We just have the same old ones... But I digress... Anyway, my point is that you cant blame the bypass for Starkes dying. Without fresh ideas and, heaven forbid... change, Starke will fade away, just like Lake Butler. The bypass might just be a mercy killing. I would rather see the bypass as an opportunity. It will remove from 301 the trucks who dont stop anyway, making the Starke section more conducive to stopping (and spending.) I would encourage the storefronts along 301 to clean up, up-grade and beautify with an eye on eventually re-establishing street parking once the traffic pattern has been established. Many of the businesses along US 301 are suffering from the same malaise as the town. I would encourage box-stores and chains at the north or south end of the by-pass anchoring the town, and look for entrepreneurs for the empty stores. Id encourage investors to build unique strip shops with an old Florida theme along 301. Tourists are searching for vintage Florida and I would give it to them in exchange for their discretionary funds. Bradford County has a captive audience with US 301 but it is not be utilized. Before the first shovel is turned on the by-pass, Starke should have a plan in place. Does it? Very truly yours T. E. Davis Union County makes great showing in fair Bradford step up Dear Editor: From what I observed at the Bradford-Union county fair last week, and I was there everyday, I am almost ready to conclude that the name of the fair should be reversed and be called the Union-Bradford county fair and here is why!! The Union county 4 H and FFA had the support of almost everyone in Union county, starting with the county commission, the school hoard, the school superintendent and the teachers. Dont you just love it, you look around the fair and you dont see the Bradford School Board the Bradford School Superintendent, very few Bradford school teachers. You do see the Bradford 4 H and Bradford FFA kids working their tails off showing off their animals and their parents are right there with them admiring their efforts. You also have to wonder where the 40,000 dollar a year public relations guy that the Bradford school Superintendent hired to help showcase the students was the entire week of the fair. This also applies to most of the teachers who probably looked upon that week as vacation week. The problem that I have and its more in the form of a question: Were these teachers still on the payroll? And where was the woman who is in charge of the AG program? She wasnt there the entire week. The more I think about this the more disgusted I get. My wife and I love the guys and gals who participate in the FFA and the 4 H and we try in every way we can to support them. I guess we are more like the people in Union County. How should we handle this mess? We could start by removing those who dont care about our kids from office. It should be mentioned that our State representative Mr. Yoho was more interested in our kids, at least he participated in this event. Malcolm Hill Morgan Road
Thursday, March 27, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B Jo es Tires 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) 964-(8473) LEFT, ABOVE: Katie Caren holds a jade plant that earned her best of show. RIGHT, ABOVE: This emu egg was one of three exhibits named best of show for Kenedy Elder. Beckie Burkett earned best of show for a succulent safari and a lettuce bowl. Pat Caren earned best of show for a lemonlime dracaena and a maranta. This dendrobium earned Rita Frey best of show. Not pictured: Pat Paul and professional adults Rod Crawford and John Steyer, who each earned one best-ofshow award. Fairs horticulture area produces 12 best-of-show award winners Kenedy Elder earned three best-of-show awards in the youth division, while adults Beckie Burkett and Pat Caren each earned two in this years horticulture display at the Bradford County Fair. Elder was awarded best of show for a Norfolk pine, a tricolored Cordyline and an emu egg. She had an additional bestin-class exhibit in quail eggs, while earning an additional two blue ribbons for chicken eggs. Katie Caren earned best of show in the youth division for a jade plant. She also earned blue ribbons for brown chicken eggs and green chicken eggs. Youth Lexi Ray exhibited a lucky bamboo that was awarded best in class. She also earned a blue ribbon for chicken eggs. Other youth exhibitors and the ribbons they earned were: Madison Bennett, chicken eggs, blue, jade plant, blue; Aiden Caren, brown chicken eggs, blue; Ella Dinkins, Rhode Island red eggs, blue; Jethro Francis mustard greens, blue, mustard greens, blue; Clay Fulgham, chicken eggs, blue; Kaitlin Griffis, chicken eggs, blue; Ashley Harris, copper marans, blue, succulent safari, blue; Lake Harris, Wheaton Americana eggs, blue; Trevor Holtzendorf, leghorn chick eggs, blue, maran chicken eggs, blue, Peking duck eggs, blue; Kacen Thomasen, chicken eggs, blue; Audyn Woodington, copper marans, blue, cochin chicken eggs, blue; and Mrs. Nashs Brooker Elementary students, radishes, blue. In the amateur adult division, Burkett earned best of show for a succulent safari and a lettuce bowl, while Pat Caren earned best of show for a lemon-lime dracaena and a maranta. Caren earned an additional best-inclass award for a desert rose, while earning red ribbons for a sansevieria, ponytail palm and dracaena. Burkett earned an additional blue ribbon for a ghetto garden. Rita Frey earned best of show for a dendrobium and an additional blue ribbon for a phalaenopsis. Pat Paul earned best of show for a birds nest fern, while earning additional best-in-class awards for a peace lily, schefflera and paradise palm. Paul also earned additional blue ribbons for a philodendron, rubber tree, African violet and peperomia. Margaret Peek earned best in class for a white phalaenopsis. Other amateur adult exhibitors and the ribbons they earned were: Kay Androlevich, Hiawatha succulent, blue; Laurie Compoton, ponytail palm, blue, ficus, blue, foliage, blue; Janet Flythe, haemanthus, blue, cedar, blue, tillandsia, red, schefflera, red; Bob Lawry, ponytail palm, blue, ponytail palm, red, bonsai, red (2), jade, red, arrowhead, white; Lane Tenly, Mr. Potato Head, blue; and Eoline Underhill, cactus with bloom, blue, spider plant, blue, variegated (?), red (2), peace lily, red, sansevieria, red, cactus, red; aloe, white. In the professional adult division, the following earned best of show: Rod Crawford for Benicia strawberries and John Steyer for a salad burnett. Steyer earned best in class for a Gator pumpkin and peacock kale, while Buddy Norman earned best in class for Camino Real strawberries. Crawford was awarded additional blue ribbons for Camino Real and Radiance strawberries, while Norman was awarded a blue ribbon for Camarosa strawberries. Tommy King earned blue ribbons for Camarosa and Camino Real strawberries. Additional blue ribbons earned by Steyer were: Red Russian kale (2), blood-veined sorrel, broccoli (2), dino kale (2), Hiawatha succulent, sun gold tomato, Japanese kale (4), aloe, chocolate mint, Japanese mugwort (2), Loki gourd, calabaza gourd, peppermint, oregano, dino radish, dino radish with flower, dino greens, leeks (2), wild Mexican tomato (2), Huan ngoc, thyme, succulent, Seminole pumpkin, Kyoto onion, gobo burdock, English mint, rosemary (2), patio tomato (2), red cabbage, endive, bok choi, spigarello, celebrity tomato, early girl tomato, better boy tomato, tarragon, tumeric ginger, French sorrel (2), collards, celery (2), Asian red mustard (2), bulls-blood beet, arugula, cabbage (2), red bore kale (2), Brussels sprouts (2), rainbow chard (2), Japanese onions, flatleaf kale, cabbage collards (2), lambs quarters (2), sugar beets, Vietnamese mint, French shallot, Italian dandelion (2), winter bore kale (2), pineapple, hybrid radish (3), dino flowering radish, cleavers edible weed, brassica flowers, Romaine lettuce, greenleaf lettuce, Chinese lettuce, red butterhead lettuce, curly red lettuce, red oak lettuce, plantain, Shunkyo Japanese radish, Taiwan sword lettuce, wild thistle, wild primrose, Siberian kale, dill, dau mui pea shoots, cauliflower, collard leaves, chickweed, leaf cabbage, peacock kale, cabbage sprouts and red cabbage. Steyer earned red ribbons for variegated oregano, Thai ginger, succulent, fennel, loquat, sago palm, Kyoto onions and daikon radish, while earning a white ribbon for strawberries. 2 4 m o n t h C D S p e c i a l $ 1 0 0 0 0 m i n c u o r g 1 4 6 % A P Y* 1 0 0 % A P Y* D e p o s i t s a r e f e d e r a l l y i n s u r e d b y t h e N C U A a U S G o v e r n m e n t A g e n c y f o r u p t o $ 2 5 0 0 0 0 A n n u a l P e r c e n t a g e Y i e l d ( A P Y ) e f f e c t i v e 3 / 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 a n d s u b j e c t t o c h a n g e a t a n y t i m e 3 6 m o n t h A P R i s 1 4 5 % 5 4 0 p e n a l t y d a y s 2 4 m o n t h A P R i s 1 0 0 % 3 6 0 p e n a l t y d a y s O f f e r e x p i r e s 4 / 3 0 / 1 4 3 6 m o n t h C D S p e c i a l F e d e r a l l y I n s u r e d b y t h e N C U A The 11 th annual Kiwanis of Starke golf tournament will be held Friday, April 18, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first-, secondand third-place teams. The entry fee is $50 per player/$200 per four-person team. That includes cart, lunch and goody bag. Applications are available at the Starke Golf and Country Club clubhouse. Contact Cheryl Canova (firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-964-5382) or Barry Warren at (352-494-3326) for more information. Starke Kiwanis sets golf tournament on Good Friday If youre trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. Ive had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles dont have to stop you. If you run into a wall, dont turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. Michael Jordan Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. Socrates
6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, March 27, 2014 GOLD KEY FARM & WESTERN STORE, INC.North 301 (at the Fairgrounds) Starke, FL Garden Seeds & Seed PotatoesTheyre in, ready for your Spring Garden!We have all your Pool Supplies & Chlorine to get ready for Summer! 10-10-10 Fertilizer Weed & Feed Weed Killer Sweeneys Poison Peanuts Mole Bait Traps for small animals Fire Ant Bait Liquid Fence Deer Repellent *** THIS WEEKS SPECIAL *** 10-10-10 Fertilizer $1150 50 lb bag Buy $20 of Fertilizer or Seed & get 5 lbs Seed Potatoes FREE! 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 illiamsLPGas.com email@example.com(386) 496-3725 Elizabeth Whitaker had the best-overall exhibit in the senior division. LEFT, ABOVE: The best-overall exhibit in the junior division belonged to Karly Raulerson. RIGHT, ABOVE: Saige Whitaker shows off her best-overall intermediate division exhibit. Raulerson, Whitaker sisters show top 4-H exhibits at fair This years 4-H exhibit room at the Bradford County Fair featured projects from 26 participants in the junior, intermediate and senior divisions, with Elizabeth Whitaker, Saige Whitaker and Karly Raulerson earning bestoverall awards in their respective divisions. Elizabeth Whitaker had the best-overall exhibit in the area of paintings and drawings in the senior division. She had another exhibit in paintings and drawings that earned a best-in-area award as well as earning best in area for an exhibit in photography and an exhibit in wearable art. In all, Whitaker earned nine blue ribbons, with one each in photography, creative arts and fiber arts, and three each in wearable art and paintings and drawings. She also earned two red ribbons in photography. Saige Whitaker earned the bestoverall award in the intermediate division for a photograph. It was one of two exhibits that earned her best-in-area awards, with the other coming in the area of educational posters. Whitaker had nine blue ribbons overall: one in cake decorating and two each in photography, educational posters, fiber arts and paintings and drawings. She also earned three red ribbons in creative arts and one each in photography and fiber arts. In the junior division, Raulerson had the best-overall exhibit in the area of five arts. As a best-overall exhibit, it also earned best in area and a blue ribbon. The junior division featured seven participants, with Ella Dinkins and Lake Harris earning seven and three bestin-area awards, respectively. Dinkins earned best in area in photography, educational posters, woodworking, clothing and textiles, creative arts, decorated items and cake decorating, while Harris earned best in area in table setting, nature and environment, and food and nutrition. Harris earned a total of five blue ribbons: one in table setting, one in food and nutrition and three in nature and environment. Dinkins earned 23 blue ribbons: one each in table setting, fiber art, educational posters, woodworking and cake decorating, two each in clothing and textiles, wearable art and paintings and drawings, and three each in photography, creative arts, decorated items and food and nutrition. She earned one red ribbon in clothing and textiles. Natalie Whitaker earned seven blue ribbons and had a best-inarea exhibit in cake decorating. She earned one blue ribbon each in cake decorating and fiber arts and two each in photography and creative arts. She also had a red ribbon in photography. Katie Caren had four blue ribbons, including three in the area of wearable art. One of her wearable art exhibits earned best in area. Caren also had a blue ribbon in paintings and drawings. Alyssa Garland and Clay Fulgham participated in the junior division as well, with Garland earning a blue ribbon in food and nutrition and Fulgham earning one blue ribbon in wearable art and one blue ribbon in paintings and drawings. In the intermediate division, Sierra Graham earned two bestin-area awards in woodworking and food and nutrition. She had three blue ribbons in all, earning the third in decorated items. Graham earned two red ribbons in food and nutrition. Madison Bennett earned 13 ribbons, including one for an exhibit in cake decorating that also earned best in area. She also earned one blue ribbon each in decorated items and woodworking, two each in photography and food and nutrition, and three each in wearable art and creative arts. Bennett earned one red ribbon in photography and one in food and nutrition. She also earned a white ribbon in decorated items. Lexi Ray earned best in area in decorated items and had two blue ribbons in all in that area. She also earned a blue ribbon in wearable art, two blue ribbons in creative arts and three blue ribbons in photography. Ray also earned one red ribbon each in woodworking and fiber arts. Kenedy Elder earned seven blue ribbons, with two coming in creative arts. One of those creative arts exhibits earned best in area. Elder earned one blue ribbon each in decorated items and photography and three each in paintings and drawings. She had one red ribbon each in woodworking and creative arts and two each in photography and decorated items. Lauren Cromwell earned best in area in paintings and drawings as well as one blue ribbon each in photography, fiber arts and wearable art. She had one red ribbon each in fiber arts and decorated items and two each in decorated items. Tara Holtzendorf and Abigail Ripplinger earned best in area in wearable art and fiber arts, respectively. Holtzendorf also earned two blue ribbons in photography, one red ribbon in photography and two red ribbons in decorated items. Ripplinger earned two blue ribbons in photography, one red ribbon each in photography and paintings and drawings and a white ribbon in food and nutrition. Hannah Nistler earned three blue ribbons in photography, while Stephanie NesSmith earned a blue ribbon each in woodworking, wearable art and decorated items. NesSmith had two red ribbons in decorated items and three in creative arts. Elizabeth Shockley earned two blue ribbons in photography, while Faythlyn Garland and Delaney Sweat each earned a blue ribbon in creative arts and food and nutrition, respectively. Alisha Lester earned a blue ribbon in photography and red ribbon each in educational posters, creative arts and decorated items. Angela Flournoy earned a red ribbon in decorated items. The senior division consisted of three participants besides Elizabeth Whitaker, with Kaitlin Griffis and Courtney Paul each earning two best-in-area awards. Griffis earned best in area in food and nutrition and cake decorating, while also earning three blue ribbons in photography. Paul earned best in area in fiber arts and nature and environment, while also earning a blue ribbon each in photography, educational posters and creative arts. She had one red ribbon in photography. Austin Lester earned one red ribbon in creative arts. Six Cloverbuds earned participation ribbons. Addysen Lockhart and Kensleigh Lockhart earned nine each, while Krislynn Faulkner and Luke Moss earned five and three, respectively. Maison McKenzie and Jackson Thames earned one each. AT RIGHT: Madison Bennett took first in the intermediate division and earned the best-overall award in the 4-H strawberry pie contest. AT LEFT:Also participating in the 4-H strawberry pie contest were (l-r) Krislyn Faulkner, who earned a Cloverbud participation ribbon, Alyssa Garland, who placed second in the intermediate division, and Ella Dinkins, who was first in the junior division. Congratulations to all the fair winners!
Thursday, March 27, 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 Legals PUBLIC MEETING KEYSTONE AIRPARK AUTHOR ON THE 1 st d Area Sports d Ardley earns 2 nd -place finish for BHS at Bolles meet Keaaris Ardley was the runnerup in the high jump, while also earning a fifth-place finish for Bradford High School at the Bolles Bulldog Track and Field Invitational on March 7. Ardley cleared 6-2 in the high jump to finish behind Trinity Christians Isaiah Ford, who cleared 6-4. In the long jump, Ardley was fifth with a distance of 19-11. Kenny Dinkins earned a pair of top-10 finishes. He placed fifth in the 400m with a time of 51.03, while finishing ninth in the 200m with a time of 23.14. Chris Barron placed 14 th in the 400m with a time of 53.02, while Alec Harden was 17 th in the discus with a throw of 107-8. Also competing for the Bradford boys team were Cody Bias in the discus (77-6) and Brenton Ruise in the long jump (15-3). Girls team member KaShondra McCallum placed 14 th in the shotput with a distance of 29-10.5. Brooke Shireman also competed in the event, finishing with a distance of 20-8. Indians defeat Fort White 2-0 for district win Taylor Morris batted in and scored the games only runs as the Keystone Heights High School softball team defeated Fort White 2-0 on March 19 to improve to 4-3 in District 5-4A. Morris line drive off the center-field fence drove in the first run, while she later scored herself on an error. Breanna Wells and Kristen Wood went 2-for-3 and 2-for-2, respectively. Pitcher Brittany Schellpepper earned the win, bringing her recordand Keystones team recordto 4-7. Prior to playing Fort White, the Indians were held to no hits by pitcher Ashtin Strickland in a 9-0 loss to district opponent Santa Fe on March 18. Keystone rallies in 7 th to defeat Santa Fe 4-3 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights was held to one hit, but that didnt prevent the Indians from scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Santa Fe 4-3 in a District 5-4A baseball game on March 21. Santa Fe pitcher Clint Duke held the Indians (8-6, 5-2) hitless through the first six innings and allowed just one base runner during that span. However, Storm Miller reached on a dropped fly ball to lead off the bottom of the seventh. Bryce Plummer drew a walk before Kyle Hix singled to load the bases. Tristan Starling hit a ground ball to short, which scored Miller, but an error on the force-out attempt at second kept the bases loaded with no outs. Keystone scored another run on a wild pitch before Duke was replaced on the mound by Tyler Barron. Santa Fe attempted to get an out at home on a ball put into play by Blake Richardson, but catcher Jarrett Brown failed to make the necessary tag on the base runner, apparently thinking it was a force-out situation. That allowed Cory Taylor, who was running for Plummer, to score and tie the game. A wild pitch with Blake Valenzuela at bat allowed Starling to score the game winner. Prior to playing Santa Fe, the Indians defeated district opponent P.K. Yonge 8-2 on March 18 and defeated Middleburg 3-2 on March 20. Miller hit a home run and drove in three runs in the win over P.K. Yonge. He finished the game 2-for-4, while Plummer and Hix were 2-for-2 and 2-for3, respectively. Hix drove in two runs, while Blake Richardson, Morgan Smith and Jerrett Tschorn each drove in one. Starling threw a complete game, giving up five hits and three walks, while striking out six. In the win over Middleburg, Hix and Miller each drove in a run, with Miller hitting a double. Starting pitcher Wyatt Harvin earned the win, giving up two hits and one walk in four innings. Austin Bass and Dean Dukes combined to allow two hits in three innings of relief. Keystone played Baker County and district opponent Bradford this past Monday and Tuesday and will travel to play district opponent Interlachen on Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m. The Indians will travel to play St. Augustine on Tuesday, April 1, at 6 p.m. Keystone shuts out BHS in seasons 1 st meeting BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Pitcher Morgan Bass gave up two hits and struck out 13 as the Keystone Heights High School baseball team defeated Bradford 5-0 on March 14 in Starke. Kyle Hix, who was 2-for-2, drove in three runs with singles in the first and fifth innings and a sacrifice fly in the third. Keystone scored another two runs on errors. Bradford pitchers Wyatt Barnes and Zach DeWitt combined to allow six hits, with Barnes striking out seven. The loss dropped the Tornadoes (6-7 overall) to 2-2 in District 5 prior to playing Interlachen on March 21. Prior to playing Bradford, the Indians lost 4-2 to Buchholz on March 11 in Gainesville, with the host Bobcats scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Hix and Tyler Keaton each had an RBI, while Bryce Plummer went 3-for-3. Jerrett Tschorn went 2-for-4. Pitchers Tristan Starling and Dean Dukes combined to allow just three hits. On March 13, Keystone lost 7-4 to the visiting Williston Red Devils. Hix, Keaton, Plummer and Starling each had an RBI, with Plummer going 2-for-2. The Tornadoes entered the Keystone game off of a 14-1, five-inning win over Eastside on March 11. Matt Stanwix-Hay and Carson Yowell drove in three and two runs, respectively, while Jackson Reddish went 2-for-2 and drove in a run. DeWitt, Wyatt Collins, Jacob Luke and Alex Mejias each had an RBI. Luke (1-1) threw a complete game to earn the win, striking out 12. Bradford, which played Keystone again this past Tuesday, played district opponent P.K. Yonge on March 26 and will host Williston on Thursday, March 27, at 1 p.m. On Friday, March 28, the Tornadoes will travel to I nt ernet C af e Hwy 301 S. Star keAcross from KOA904-964-3350 Sweepstakes Amusement Parlor 6pm to Midnight Gator II Farm Supply, Inc.OPEN: 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday Just South of Starke on Hwy 301964-4809 COUNT ON US!28th AnnualSaturday March 29thChick DayOver 3,000 Biddies Will Be On Hand2 Free Biddies (Rhode Island Red S.R.) With Each 25 Lb. Chick Starter Feed Purchased! FULL SIZE CHICKEN BREEDSFIRST COME, FIRST SERVED Peking Duck Bronze Turkey Toulouse Geese French Guineas White Turkey Chinese Geese Bantam BreedsDucks ~ Guineas Turkeys & Geese(as hatched sex unknown) (As hatched sex unknown) Rhode Island Red S.R. Rhode Island Red Pullets Danish Brown Leghorns S.R. Black Australorp S.R. Buff Orpington S.R. Black Giants S.R. Black Minorcas S.R. Buff Minorcas S.R. English White Leghorns S.R. Delawares S.R. Production Red S.R. Golden Sex Link S.R. Golden Laced Wyandottes S.R. New Hampshire Red S.R. Dark Cornish Indian Game S.R Silver Laced Wyandottes S.R. Transylvanian Naked Necks S.R. White Plymouth Rocks S.R. California White S.R. Black Sex Link Pullets Plymouth Barred Rock Pullets Ameraucana Pullets play Oakleaf at 4:30 p.m. The Tornadoes return home to play district opponent Fort White on Tuesday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. Cook, Edwards earn 8 th -place finishes for UC at Bolles meet Union County High School got two top-10 finishes from Kristen Cook and Daquin Buddy Edwards at the March 7 Bolles Bulldog Track and Field Invitational. Cook and Edwards each placed eighth in their respective shotput events. Cook had a distance of 31-8, while Edwards had a distance of 42-9. Cook also earned an 11 th -place finish in the discus with a throw of 84-9. Other girls team participants were Jessica Brown in the shotput (21-8.5) and Nancy Slocum in the long jump (13-1). The boys 4x100m relay team of Phillip Lillie, Andrew Jones, Geordyn Green and Anthony Hendrieth placed 13 th with a time of 45.03. Hendrieth also competed in the long jump (14-10.5) and 100m (11.98). Josh Scott competed in the shotput (37-8) and the discus (70-4). Darrell Crim and Richard Crim had times of 59.37 and 1:01.25, respectively, in the 400m. Fins, Fur & Tails The bass action coming out of Kingsley Lake during March is certainly the headline outdoors activity of the month. Brooks Morrell entered three bass in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Trophy Catch Program and two in the FWC Hall of Fame. Richard Barnes entered two in the Trophy Catch Program and one in the Hall of Fame. Additionally, Len Andrews from Virginia made another Hall of Fame entry and continues to pursue his big bass hunt, which has been a 17-year tradition. The Bald Eagle Open Tournaments, which are held on Wednesdays. The first three placements in the first tournament were as follows: Paul Akridge and Randal Alvarez in first, Dewayne Davis and Caleb Johns in second and Travis Cain and Josh Wishham in third. On March 19, the Bald Eagle winners were Lester Harrison and Mike Meredith in first, Clint Sheppard and Jason McClellan in second and Bobby Allen and Lawrence Cook in third. The March 15 Murphys Law Relay for Life Bass Tournament came off as a great success, despite the fact that it had to compete against several nearby Trophy catches and bass tournament action events. The tournament has established itself as one of the major spring tournaments in North Central Florida. The first five places were as follows: Clint Jackson and Jason McCellan in first, Jimmy Ballard and Marcus Hodges in second, Jeff Thompson and Ed Prather in third, Derek Daniels and Michael Johnson in fourth and Brooks Morrell and Kris Kadlec in fifth. Area host to recent shooting events The Florida Challenge Sporting Clays event at the Sportsmens Farm was a great show of shotgunning competition Feb. 27-March 2, and the heavy action in the local sporting clays competition is not over for the year. The Sportsmens Farm is proud to announce that it will host the Florida State Championship, starting on April 3 and running through April 6. This is a really good opportunity to watch some really good wing shooters pit their skills against each other. Furthermore, the shotgun displays, gunsmith services and vendor displays are really plentiful for anyone interested in firearms. Charles Alvarez held his last pheasant shoot of the season on March 14 at his farm on Brownlee Road near the Union County line. Again, the live wing shooting with a beautiful bird and the retriever action of trained dogs was a treat for all outdoorsmen. Alvarez does plan to provide more pheasant shoots next hunting season, so stay tuned for more of that rustic action year. Outdoors outlook While bass fishing is really taking hold, crappie fishing is beginning to wane. However, no one reminded James McKinney and Hubert Coleman on March 14. After an afternoon on Santa Fe Lake fishing shoreline cover for the speckled slabs, they had a cooler of 12 to 15 nice slabs to show for their efforts, as shown in the accompanying photograph. The local bass tournaments got started this week on Santa Fe Lake, but the bite seemed to suggest that the best of the bass spawn has yet to take place. The exception to that has been the recent big bass coming out of Kingsley Lake. Brooks Morrell landed three Kingsley Lake bass that were all over 11 pounds. Two were over 13 pounds, and the largest was 14 pounds, 9 ounces. Richard Barnes landed one that was 10 pounds, 13 ounces, and another that was 13 pounds, 11 ounces. More recently, Mark Roberts landed a 14-pound, 8-ounce monster bass. Kingsley Lakes deep water makes it easy for the big fish to hide during most of the season, but during the bass spawn, the exposed bright sand makes it easier to locate them. Kaylee Fowler of Keystone got in on the bass action on March 19. Fishing a shiner in a small Keystone Lake, she hooked and landed the 12-pounder shown in the accompanying photograph. The next new moon and full moon should produce more hot bass action, but bass-bed fishing should quickly subside. The speck spawn should also wane from those dates, and the freshwater bedding action from that point forward will be restricted to panfish. Tight lines until next week. Outdoors calendar March 27, Crosshorn RIGHT: Kaylee Fowler caught this 12-pound lunker in a small Keystone Heights Lake. Lester Harrison and Mike Meredith had the top catch at the March 19 Bald Eagle tournament. Paul Akridge and Randal Alvarez show off their winning See FINS, 8B
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(904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! t Crime t Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: BRADFORD Omar Rashawn Aldridge, 33, of Starke was arrested March 24 by Bradford deputies on an out of county warrant. Bond was set at $531. Reynaldo Antonio Aviles, 33, of Hampton was arrested March 20 by Bradford deputies for probation violation and on an out of county warrant from St. Johns. No bond was allowed on the probation violation charge. Timothy Delancie Bass, 29, of Starke was arrested March 23 by Bradford deputies on two charges of probation violation. Tamara Lee Burgess, 22, of Waldo was arrested March 21 by Bradford deputies for felony larceny-petit theft 3 rd subsequent offense. She was arrested on a warrant from Bradford after being transported from Alachua County jail to the jail in Starke. Bond was set at $15,000. John F Burns, 41, of Starke was arrested March 18 by Bradford deputies for withholding child support. Bond was set at $320. Angelina M Candelario, 26, of Wesley Chapel was arrested March 23 by Lawtey police for possession of synthetic narcotics and for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $3,500. Katlin Jean Carter, 22, of Starke was arrested March 19 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Stanley Milton Courson, 55, of Lawtey was arrested March 22 by Lawtey police for driving while license revoked or suspended. Bond was set at $5,000. Jacob Sabaistian Crews, 23, of Starke was arrested March 21 by Starke police for an out of county warrant from Columbia for probation violation on original charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Rickey Lavon Gainey, 26, of Starke was arrested March 20 by Starke police for battery and for three charges of failure to appear for previous battery charges. According to the arrest report, police were called to the Kangaroo store in reference to the battery after the victim had ran from the apartment she was in with Gainey when he hit her in the face during an argument. Several hours later, Gainey was located by the police and arrested. A criminal history check revealed that he has five previous arrests for battery, according to the arrest report. Bond was set at $45,000 for the charges. Donald Robert Glenn, 50, was arrested March 24 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $4,000. Johnny A Higgins, 41, of Brooker was arrested March 22 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Appolios Nehru Holland, 40, of Starke was arrested March 24 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Demetric Tefaro Johnson, 36, of Starke was arrested March 22 by Bradford deputies for resisting an officer. According to the arrest report, deputies were talking with a person outside of Club LA near Lawtey, when Johnson approached them and began yelling at them, asking what they were doing and why they needed to talk to the person. He refused to back away from the deputies, and didnt stop causing a disturbance, and was arrested. Christian Devone Lee Kates, 22, of St. Petersburg was arrested March 22 by Starke police for failure to appear. Bond was set at $273. Cheryl Yvonne Knowles, 46, of Starke was arrested March 20 by Bradford deputies for resisting an officer and for disorderly conduct. According to the arrest report, Knowles was causing a disturbance by standing in the street, yelling at her neighbor and disrupting traffic. When the deputy arrived, Knowles refused to calm down and go inside her home as asked by the deputy. She was arrested, with bond set at $1,000. Tracy Charlene Lamb, 35, of Hampton was arrested March 23 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Nicole Carrie Larkin, 24, of Raiford was arrested March 19 by Bradford deputies for vehicle theft, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, and trafficking in opium or derivative. According to the arrest report Larkin was stopped near Melrose by a deputy for a traffic infraction. After calling in the tag to dispatch, it was discovered the vehicle she was driving was reported stolen out of Putnam County. A search of the vehicle turned up 3 grams of marijuana, a pill bottle with 39 pills of 5 mg Oxycodone, a bag with 4 pills of 15 mg Oxycodone, and 2 grams of crack cocaine. She was arrested and bond was set at $140,000. Corey C Levesque, 23, of Central Islip, NY was arrested March 23 by Lawtey police for possession of synthetic narcotics. Bond was set at $2,500. James Daniel Lewis, 19, of Melrose was arrested March 24 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Krystanna Marie Modlin, 29, of Palatka was arrested March 24 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Bond was set at $25,000. Charlie Michael Mosley, 24, of Jacksonville was arrested March 21 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence and for possession of drugs. According to the arrest report Mosley was observed driving erratically and pulled over in Starke by the deputy. Mosley told the deputy he had been drinking at a local bar, and a pat down search revealed he had a container of pills that were Oxycontin. Mosley said he taken some of the pills too, and after field sobriety tests were administered by the deputy, he was arrested. Bond was set at $2,000. Tressen Keith Risby, 23, of Starke was arrested March 22 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Ariel David Rolon, 20, of Gainesville was arrested March 20 by Starke police for possession of marijuana and for possession of drug equipment. According to the arrest report Rolon was pulled over for an inoperative head light, and was acting nervous talking with the officer. The officer asked if he had anything illegal in the vehicle, such as weapons or drugs. Rolon said no, and refused consent for the officer to search the car. The officer then said he was going to check on the availability of a K-9 drug dog, at which time Rolon said he had marijuana in the center console. A black digital scale with marijuana residue was also found in the vehicle, and Rolon was arrested with bond set at $3,000. Jeffery Gerald Sellers, 33, of Lawtey was arrested March 21 by Bradford deputies for two charges of probation violation. David Earl Tingle, 40, of Starke was arrested March 19 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Frank William Walker, 35, of Jacksonville was arrested March 22 by Starke police for battery, for driving without a valid license, and for an out of county warrant from Marion. According to the arrest report police were called to the gas station in front of Walmart about an altercation between a man and a woman. When police arrived, the vehicle had left headed north on Hwy 301, but the officer encountered the car in front of Sonnys after it suddenly stopped in the road and both adults exited. The couple, with three small children in the back, had continued arguing after Walker shoved her forcefully into the car at the gas station, according to the victim and another witness. He was arrested with bond set at $2,910. Tammy Lynn Weeks, 38, of Gibsonton was arrested March 24 by Starke police for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. According to the arrest report Weeks was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over for a taillight not working, when the officer asked the operator of the vehicle if there was anything illegal inside. She replied no, but consented to the officer searching the vehicle. When he searched Weeks purse, he found two plastic bags containing marijuana and a glass pipe used for smoking marijuana. Chykanvia Brettone Williams, 20, of Lawtey was arrested March 23 by Starke police for criminal mischief-property damage. According to the arrest report Williams admitted to scratching an obscenity on the hood of her ex-boyfriends vehicle during the night at the Southern Villas Apartment complex in Starke. Bond was set at $500. KEYSTONE/MELROSE Craig Archie, 31, of Melrose was arrested March 19 by Clay deputies for trafficking in cannabis. Deanna Biscardi, 43, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 21 by Clay deputies for eight counts of cruelty to animals. According to a sheriffs office report, a person who sold two horses to Biscardi and never received payment for the animals repossessed the horses from Biscardis property in early March. The seller then complained to the sheriffs office that the horses were malnourished and had experienced significant weight loss. An investigator wrote in an affidavit that when he went to Biscardis residence to question her, she was not home. Six other horses were observed on her property and were in the same condition, wrote investigator Stacey Durham. Very little food was available for three of the horses and no food was available for the other three. Durham wrote that he returned to the Keystone Heights-area seven days later. He wrote that the two horses that had been repossessed experienced considerable weight gain while the six at D. Biscardis residence had no food available and did not appear to have gained any weight. Justin Carmichael, 19, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 22 by Clay deputies for vandalism over $200 and possession of not more than 20 grams of cannabis. Jamar Carter, 22, of Starke was arrested March 20 by Clay deputies for driving without a valid drivers license. Jeffery Kash Clemons, 24, of Starke was arrested March 21 by Putnam deputies for DUI. Jeffery Gaudette, 30, of Starke was arrested March 23 by Clay deputies for a probation violation. Ashton Hall, 21, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 19 by Clay deputies for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of not more than 20 grams of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. David Harris, 51, of Starke was arrested March 22 by Clay deputies for aggravated assault and possession of not more than 20 grams of cannabis. Carl Wallace Sand, 51, of Melrose was arrested March 22 by Putnam deputies for an outof-county warrant. UNION Eleanor Hinojosa Weeks, 70, of Lake Butler was arrested March 18 by the Florida Highway Patrol for driving under the influence with property damage. Bond was set at $1,500. Darrel Lee White, 21, was arrested on a warrant March 15 by Union deputies for failure to register as a sex offender and for failure to notify law enforcement of change of residence within 48 hours. Bond was set at $100,000. Marquita Catrice Williams, 30, of Lake Butler was arrested was arrested March 20 by Union deputies for petit theft. According to the arrest report, Williams was videoed shoplifting items at the Dollar General store in Worthington Springs. Sandra Denise Parks, 37, of Lake Butler was arrested on a warrant March 20 by Union deputies for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Michael Keith Parks, 36, of Lake Butler was arrested on a warrant March 20 by Union deputies for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Elizabeth Kasey Croft, 21, of Lake Butler was arrested March 20 by Union deputies for battery and criminal mischief-property damage. According to the arrest report, the victim told deputies he was attempting to stop Croft from huffing on aerosol can to get high. He took the can from her and threw it in the woods, leading Croft to attack him, hitting him in the face, breaking his glasses and cutting him under his eye. Nicholas Jordan Barefoot, 18, of Lake Butler was arrested March 19 by Union deputies for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, a deputy spotted Barefoot stumbling on CR231 near the Kangaroo store. He stopped to question him, and due to his unintelligible remarks and condition, arrested him and transported him to jail. Craig Andre Morgan, 18, of Lake Butler was arrested March 19 by Union deputies for sexual assault on 13-year old victim. According to the arrest report, the incident occurred during a party at a Worthington Springs residence on Friday, March 14 late at night. The incident also led to the arrest of Alexandria Marie Ridgeway, 33, of Worthington Springs, who was having the party that day. According to the arrest report, Ridgeway knew the 13-year old victim was drinking during the party, and she was later notified the victim was crying and went into the room and observed the victim and Morgan on the bed, but did not notify law enforcement. Ridgeway was charged with failure to report a crime-sexual assault, and a public order crimeaccessory after the fact 2 nd degree felony. Bond was set at $35,000 for Ridgeway.
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10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, March 27, 2014 Clint Jackson and Jason McCullough took first place at Ministries meeting, featuring profession fisherman Jeff Fitts, 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club; April 3-6, Florida State Championship in shooting clays, Bradford Sportsmens Farm. If you have a story, idea or photo to share, please contact Mickey Agner via email at mka@ maoutdoors.com, 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. FINS Continued from 7B muscle. She started dieting, concentrating on eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, salads and tuna, while trying to avoid most meats and red meat specifically. She drinks water only. The first eight to 10 months were tough, Herres said, especially considering she was used to taking in protein because of her workout regiment. Now, I was doing the opposite, she said. Of course, Herres has had to deal with peoples stereotypes of models in regard to their bodies and how thin they are, but she insists she and other models are healthy. Thats just our body type, Herres said. Herres said the peak ages for a model are between 18 and 25, saying that when you reach 25, they consider you old. Some women may have a longer career of modeling if they sign with specific designers or go into acting. Herres said shes keeping an open mind, but really has no desire to be an actor. What she would like to do if she is indeed done modeling at 25 is to go to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, go through a business management program and open her own agency. Herres said her grandparents have encouraged such a move as well as serving as a mentor to girls. Herres said she does enjoy interacting with younger girls and talking to them about the industry, so she would embrace the role of a mentor. I really like being a role model for other people, she said. Though she dresses up to walk runways, Herres said she still enjoys going outside, playing sports and getting dirty. Shes still a tomboy. I just know how to dress like a lady now, she said. HERRES Continued from 1B Mikaela Herres is pictured during a recent photo shoot in New Yorks Central Park. Id rather regret the things Ive done than regret the things I havent done. Lucille Ball Its not what you look at that matters, its what you see. Henry David Thoreau When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity. John F. Kennedy We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. Henry Ward Beecher The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. Benjamin Franklin It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. Walter Lippmann I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more. William Cowper