email@example.com 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, Sept. 4, 2014 42 nd Year 18 th Issue 75 CENTS BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Sept. 2 Most Lake Region voters have likely never heard of Matt Justice. However, they almost certainly have seen his work. The Keystone Heightsbased political consultant created signs and campaign literature for Betsy Condon, Gavin Rollins, Kenny Leigh, Ashley Gilhousen, Glo Smith, Helen Hersey and Mike Sharrit, candidates whose signs lined every highway and many yards throughout the Lake Region. Justice had a client in three out of the four major, Clay County races, in addition to a candidate in the only contested judicial contest in the fourth circuit and a U.S. House candidate. For the Aug. 26 primaries, Justice posted his best record ever, winning 10 contests and losing none. In 2014, the 10 candidates who paid Justices firm, Reliant Florida, either advanced into office after drawing no opposition (State Rep. Charles Van Zant Sr.), won outright (Clay County School Board Candidate Betsy Condon, Fourth Judicial Circuit Judge Candidate Mike Sharrit and St. Johns County School Board Candidate Kelly Barrera) or advanced to the general election (Duval County School Board Candidate Scott Shine, Jacksonville Beach City Council Candidate Lee Buck, Clay County Commission See JUSTICE, 2A Election nights biggest winner Keystone Heights political consultant wins 10, loses 0 in 2014 primaries Matt Justice BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Aug. 26 Clay County Commissioners scheduled for October, public hearings and possible votes to approve new ordinances that would regulate adult entertainment businesses. Under the proposed laws, sexually-oriented businesses could locate near the intersection of S.R. 21 and Gas Line Road north of Keystone Heights. Attorney Michael Kahn appeared before commissioners during their Aug. 26 meeting and presented two ordinances that would regulate any adult entertainment businesses that wanted to operate within the jurisdiction and would restrict the opening of such businesses to five zoning districts. Kahn also proposed a third ordinance that would outlaw public nudity outside of licensed, adult entertainment establishments. Under the proposed ordinances, sexually-oriented businesses would be limited to parcels in unincorporated Clay County zoned for commercial and professional office (BA), intermediate business (BB), community business (BB-2), specialty business (BB-3) and heavy business district (BB-4) as of Aug. 6, 2014. The ordinances stipulate that only 28 parcels within the county are zoned in the allowable land use categories for such businesses. Those parcels include areas around the intersection of U.S. 301 and C.R. 218, west of Clay Hill, parcels along U.S. 301 in the Highlands area, between Clay Hill and Lawtey, parcels near the intersection of S.R. 21 and C.R. 215 in Middleburg, parcels along U.S. 17, just south of Fleming Island, parcels near the intersection of U.S. 17 and Russell Road in Green Cove Springs, parcels near the intersection of U.S. 17 and C.R. 315 in Green Cove Springs and parcels near the intersection of S.R. 21 and Gas Line Road, north of Keystone Heights. Some of the parcels are already occupied by convenience stores, See SEX, 5A Sex shops could locate near Keystone West Nassau 35-14. The Indians were hampered by penalties and by an injury to a key Kyler Teague leading the way and Ray Trimble trailing. Nobles touchdown was called Wildwood tomorrow KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Aug. 30 The Kiwanis Summer in the City Band completed its Summer in the City Band hosts concert KEYSTONE HEIGHTS The club meets on the second Thursday of each month beginning from September through May at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2738 S.R. 21, midway between Keystone Heights and Melrose. Meetings begin at 10 a.m. For more information about the groups programs, call Sue at 352-473-8023. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 The program will be presented by a representative of Black Creek Nursery from Middleburg, who will speak on yard plants, garden decorations and landscaping. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 Bill Warren, an Amaryllis specialist from Ocala, will speak on bulbs, their cycles, planting and blooms. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 Local artist Jeannie Breedlove will bring some of her interesting and unusual yard art. Breedlove creates pieces for special orders. Her works include pools, benches, birdbaths and more. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 Holiday party and ornament exchange. Pot luck lunch and holiday friendship. Flower arranging for the holidays. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 Field trip to Melrose to tour award winning camellias. Meet at 10 a.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 Program on gopher tortoises See GARDEN, 5A announces 2014-2015 schedule BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS The State of Floridas marketing corporation, Visit Florida, completed a video about the Palatka-To-Lake Butler State Trail and featured two Keystone Heights businesses in the production. The video crew highlighted the segment of the bicycle and hiking trail from Florahome to Keystone Heights, including the Etoniah State Forest. The crew taped segments inside Keystones Our Timeless Treasures antiques shop and downtown eatery the Frozen Pelican. Narrator Janice Jones said Our Timeless Treasures offers a unique collection of antiques, rustic furniture and vintage trinkets. Frozen Pelican owner Troy Stephens said on the video that when visitors walk into his restaurant, They are going to get a taste for the vibe of Keystone. Jones gave viewers a panoramic of the eaterys menu, including fried bologna sandwiches, hot dogs and frozen ice. Said Stephens about his food, dont worry about the calories because you can burn it on the bike. To view the video, search for Palatka to Lake Butler State Trail Visit Florida, on Youtube. com. in new tourism video Girl Scouts recruiting Girls Scouts sign up will be next Saturday Aug. 30th at the Community Church in Keystone 10am-noon. We will also have one at McRae Elementary on September 18th at 6:30pm Girl Scouts are known for camping, earning badges, learning new things and making friends but we also do a lot for others in and around our community. We make cards and gifts for the veterans in the hospital, we visit and play bingo at senior centers, we raise awareness for homeless pets and bullying, we also learn the importance of being healthy and how able to defend themselves. Jaycees special The Keystone Heights Jaycees will host a special effects school on Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will learn about makeup, costumes, how to build rooms and other activities relating to the Jaycees Haunted Trail. Archives at the On Sept. 26, 2014 Darlene Walker, Putnam County Archivist, will be speaking at CYMPLIFY at the Melrose Landing (Formerly the Melrose Senior Center). During this visit, she will discuss the history See ARCHIVES, 4A
2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 Lake Region Monitor USPS 114-170 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Keystone Heights, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Lake Region MonitorP.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091 7382 SR 21 Keystone Heights, FL 32656Phone: (352) 473-2210 (352) 473-6721 John M. Miller, Publisher Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six monthsEditor: Dan Hildebran Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: Kevin Miller Darlene Douglass Typesetting Eileen Gilmore Advertising and Newspaper Prod. Earl W. Ray Classified Adv. Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping: Joan Stewart-Jones 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) firstname.lastname@example.org Everyone Welcome!Childrens Church 10 a.m. www.MelroseBayArtGallery.com Friday night, Sept. 5thMelrose is the Place! Candidate Gavin Rollins, Clay County School Board Candidate Ashley Gilhousen, Clay County School Board Candidate Kenny Leigh and U.S. House Candidate Glo Smith). Expressway Justices first venture into politics was as a candidate, when he ran for the District 1 Clay County Commission seat in 2000. He placed fifth out of a six-candidate field. He said he will likely never seek public office again. I really enjoy what I do, he said. I enjoy being behind-thescenes, helping to shape agendas and shape the future. I really enjoy that more than running. Now, political consultants, especially those working for presidential campaigns, have reached near-celebrity status on their own. From Lee Atwater to David Axelrod, and particularly Bill Clinton consultant Dick Morris and George W. Bushs Karl Rove, consultants have largely displaced political parties as a candidates source for money and technical support. On K Street in Washington, where all the big consultants have their offices, said Justice, these guys are making a million dollars a year, just doing what they are doing. You would be surprised how many political consultants there are out there, he added. But it is very competitive. Three years after losing the county commission race, Justice took over the Clay County Chamber of Commerces Governmental Affairs Committee after the death of chamber executive and governmental affairs chair Steve McDermaid. While governmental affairs chair in 2003, Justice led a lobbying effort both in Tallahassee and Washington for the creation of a new expressway in Clay County that would link Interstate 10 west of Jacksonville to I-95 in St. Johns County. In Tallahassee, the Clay County delegation pointed out to lawmakers that the county had been short-funded according to a Florida Department of Transportation funding formula. They found out they owed us a couple of hundred million dollars, Justice recalled. In Washington, Justice and his colleagues looked for funding from the Transportation Equity Act of the 21 st Century and its successor, the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act. When those funds were going to be released, he said, we got our Florida Congressional Delegation to agree to fund the outer beltway. Justice said the delegation agreed to prioritize the road for three reasons. First, to enhance homeland security by increasing access to Camp Blanding, Naval Air Station Jacksonville and other nearby military installations. Second, to improve hurricane evacuation routes. Third, to enhance economic development. Once this beltway is built. he said, it will be like when J. Turner Butler (Boulevard) was built. He said that before the Jacksonville Transportation Authority constructed the 13mile, four lane expressway from U.S. 1 to Ponte Vedra, the landscape in southeastern Duval County was primarily trees and grass. However, after the final phase of the road was completed in 1979, major developments followed along the route. Justice said the lobbying effort he led in 2003 gave rise to the first studies of the proposed expressway, which now, 11 years later, is coming to fruition. He added that after his experience with the roadway, people started approaching him with lobbying proposals and later asked for help with campaigns. One of his first clients was Jennifer Carroll, who after losing to Corrine Brown in the 2000 and 2002 District 3 U.S. House, races, won a seat in the Florida Legislature in 2003. Carroll then ran opposed for four consecutive terms before serving as Floridas Lt. Governor from 2011 to 2013. Raising money and kissing babies Over the past 10 years, Justice has established himself as the dominant consultant in Clay County and now competes with Jacksonvilles big guns like the McCormick Agency and Daigle Creative. He pointed to one of his 2014 clients, Circuit Judge Candidate Mike Sharrit, as proof that he is successfully competing with the Jacksonville firms. Every political consultant up in Jacksonville would do anything to get a circuit judge race up there, he said, but yet I ran the one and only circuit judge race on the ballot. Justice has tried to distinguish himself from the competition in several ways. He said that as far as he knows, he is the only political consultant that does not require clients to sign binding contracts. I have to really trust the person that Im bringing in and they have to be able to trust me, he said. Justice also said he has another unique attribute. Ive never advertised, he explained. I dont have a website. I dont have brochures. Its 100 percent word-of-mouth from people who are already in office who say, You need to go talk to this guy. Justice said that most consultants specialize in areas like fundraising, grass roots organizing, media or polling. Our specialty is really in the graphics and in messaging: communicating with the voter, he said. We do media but were probably not the best at media. Were not the best at fundraising but I think throughout the state, were known as the best when it comes to the graphics and the messaging. He added that he adheres to a painstaking process in getting the best look for his candidates on campaign literature. When were doing that, we will start out taking over 1,000 photos, just head shots, he said. Blow it way up on the screen, look at the amount of gleam in the eye, the reflection in the pupil. Justice assists his clients in developing strategy. He also executes many tasks of the campaign, freeing his clients to focus on retail, one-on-one politicking. I tell clients your job is to raise money and basically to kiss babies, he said. Justice said his firm does some polling, particularly issue polling, to find out what voters care about most. He added that polling gave one of his candidates a significant advantage in 2012. Justice ran the campaign of Jacksonville Beach mayoral candidate Charlie Latham and one of the first things he did was issue polling. I assumed that the voters cared about environmental things, you know, they want to keep it clean, he recalled. Once I did the issue polling, he continued, I learned they didnt care about the environment one iota. The number one issue was reducing crime and vagrancy at the beach. So I told my client, you are going to be for reducing crime and vagrancy. In a general election, with over 11,000 votes cast, Latham beat Penny Christian by 49 votes. And Lathams emphasis on reducing crime was not just a campaign promise. Justice added that one year after Lathams win, the Beaches Leader newspaper reported that crime was down 40 percent in Jacksonville Beach. Justice also said that unlike many of his competitors, he usually does not allow clients to purchase his services a la carte, and insists he handle the entire campaign. If I do part of their strategy or part of their graphics, and they lose the election, he reasoned, Im going to have somebody who paid me and they lost. A candidates biggest mistake When asked about the biggest mistake candidates make, Justice replied that many public office hopefuls fall into the trap of listening only to friends and family during a campaign, and developing a false assurance about the outcome. They get into what I call the echo chamber, he said. They are surrounded by people who love and admire them. They are hearing how great they are doing. If they dont get out of that echo chamber, they think they are winning, and if they think they are winning, they could make wrong decisions and then they are shocked when they lose the election. Grueling hours The life of a political consultant is demanding, with a high dropout rate. You have to pace yourself, for sure, Justice said, or it will drive you crazy. He added that for up to a year before an election, he is working over 100 hours a week. In a campaign, I usually work seven days a week, he said, Id say about 18 hours a day. When I wake up, Ive got my iPad and my cell on my pillow, and Im working. I get up and throughout the day Im running around doing stuff and then at 11 or midnight, Im back in bed with the iPad and cell phone until I fall asleep. Justice said he tries to pace himself by taking breaks throughout the day. He added that after a November election, he would normally take three months off, reflecting a seasonal workload, similar to an NFL or college football coach. But this year, he said, I wont because Ive got the 2015 Jacksonville races starting. In addition to the physical and mental demands of the job, Justice and his competitors also have to deal with feast-or-famine cash flow patterns, collecting revenues every other year, during election cycles, while doing without during off years. Its like a roller coaster, he said. Its a juggling act to try to manage the cash flow. He said one way he deals with uneven revenues is to pay his expenses in advance. Another solution is to acquire non-campaign work. Justice said he now does a lot of governmental relations work, including consulting for clerks of court, sheriffs offices, state representatives and others. He counts Camp Blanding and Jacksonvilles First Baptist Church as clients. He is also in discussions with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to handle its media and communications for a May 2015 crusade at the Jacksonville Arena with Franklin Graham. But what Justice really wants to do is to work on national campaigns. In 2012, he consulted for a presidential campaign for the first time, helping Republican Rick Santorum with the Iowa caucuses, which Santorum won, and then to a larger extent, his Florida campaign. Justice assisted the campaign during the Florida GOP Presidency 5 Straw Poll. I would kind of like to move onto national races, he said. But until that time comes, the Keystone Heights resident will keep shooting thousands of head shots, polling hundreds of voters, pitching dozens of candidates and the one thing he is growing more accustomed to each campaign cycle: winning. JUSTICE Eighteen leaders from Florida, including five from Keystone Heights attended the American Heritage Girls 19th annual Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. June 26-28 of this year. American Heritage Girls is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to Keystone leaders attend American Heritage outside the National Archives during the 2014 American Keystone leaders Elizabeth Cook and Anne Cook, who
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 3A Last Will and Testament Power of Attorney & Living Wills Living Trusts Probate Administration Real Estate and Closings Deed Preparation Contracts Family and Juvenile Law Criminal and Traffic Matters 189 S. Lawrence Blvd. Keystone Heights, FLFirmofVeRonicaROwens@aol.comwww.VeRonicaROwens.com VeRonica R. Owens Attorney at Law James 4:12 There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save. SAVE OUR LAKES MEETING TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014 7 P.M. ********FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF KEYSTONE HEIGHTSCOME JOIN JUS! VISITORS WELCOME! GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Aug. 28 The Clay County Sheriffs Office said it identified 45 drug dealers during a summertime narcotics-targeting effort it dubbed Summer Slam. According to an agency press release, earlier this year the sheriffs office received information that individuals were selling pharmaceutical narcotics in Clay County. For the next several months detectives from the CCSOs Strategic Response Division conducted surveillance and identified suspects selling the pills as well as other illegal narcotics such as powder and crack cocaine, heroin, Molly and marijuana. Over a five-month period 45 individuals were identified as being involved in the illegal sale of narcotics and 70 criminal cases were developed on these individuals and arrest warrants were obtained. Arrested on Aug. 26 and 27 were Gary Edward Barber, 58, of Orange Park, Marcus Antoine Young Bennett, 20, of Fleming Island, Brittany Ann Bragg, 24, of Maxville, Quinton Nathaniel Evan Brooks, 20, of Orange Park, Theodore Brown Jr., 23, of Green Cove Springs, Racine Cantrell, 64, of Green Cove Springs, Christian Thomas Carter, 37, of Orange Park, Roy Franklin Cope III, 33, of Orange Park, Justin Jennings Ervin, 26, of Starke, Jeremie Bryan Fullard, 32, of Jacksonville, James Donald Green, 33, of Orange Park, Johnathan Baxter Hall, 33, of Green Cove Springs, Bryan Richard Harvey, 28, of Middleburg, Robert Sam Higginbotham, 35, of Middleburg, Steve Loranzo Johnson, 33, of Green Cove Springs, Jessica Jackson Jones, 33, of Orange Park, William Jack Lewis, 31, of Middleburg, Timothy Shane Logue, 25, of Middleburg, Chad Walker Moore, 26, of Middleburg, Zavier Dante Moore, 21, of Orange Park, Eric Glenn Mortimer, 36, of Keystone Heights, Eric Mitchell Rogers, 23, of Jacksonville, Ashley McKala Self, 24, of Green Cove Springs, Robert James Sheldon, 25, of Middleburg, Michael Joseph Smith, 38, of Middleburg, Andrew Philip Strickland, 27, of Middleburg, Frederick Marquis Waters, 30, of Orange Park, Kenneth Michael White, 30, of Palatka, Freedom Cheryl Wolf, 39, of Middleburg, Derius D. Godwin, 20, of Jacksonville, Donovan Lamar Goins, 32, of Orange Park, Bobby Ray Hamilton III, 19, of Jacksonville, Iechon Ramel Moore, 19. Of Orange Park, Gilbert Frank J. Resto, 21, of Orange Park and Dwayne Demetrius Young, 24, of Jacksonville.
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KEYSTONE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH4004 SE State Road 21 Keystone Heights, FL 32656South of Santa Fe College Watson Campus(352) 473-3829 www.keystone-umc.orgStanding in the Gap Traditional Son-Shine Service Contemporary Worship Traditional WorshipSunday School classes and childcare available throughout the morning Each Wednesday with Dr. Tom Farmer, Jr. Dr. Craig Moore, Pastor Four Corners Report: News from Alachua, Bradford, Clay and Putnam counties Alachua Innovation gets $1.1 million grant GAINESVILLE, Aug. 26 The Institute for Workforce Innovation was awarded a $1.1 million grant from the United States Department of Labor, its third such award to continue operating Project YouthBuild. Project YouthBuild is a leadership, educational, and workforce training program for out-of-school youth ages 1624. According to an IWI press release, Project YouthBuild school diploma or equivalency, while earning nationally recognized credentials and giving back to the community through rehabilitating affordable housing and participating in AmeriCorps community service projects. IWI also operates the Landing in Melrose, formally known as the Melrose Senior Community Center. Alachua recommends rejection Creek plan GAINESVILLE, Aug. 29 Alachua Countys Growth Management Department recommended that county commissioners turn down Plum Creek Land Companys plan to convert 11,000 acres in eastern Alachua County from agricultural/rural to mixed use on the countys future land use map. The area is bordered by U.S. 301, S.R. 26, C.R. 234 and S.R. 20. It lies mostly between Orange Heights, Hawthorne and Newnans Lake. The company applied for the land use change in December, claiming that developments outlined in the plan could create 36,000 jobs. However the countys growth management department said the land use changes are not compatible with the rural character of eastern Alachua County. The Rural Clusters of Windsor, Campville, Grove Park and Rochelle are adjacent to or close to the Envision Alachua Employment Oriented Mixed Use Area, county staff members wrote in a report. Maintaining and preserving the character of these historic settlements and of this area of the county would be very difficult with the type of development proposed in the Envision Alachua Sector Plan. The Envision Alachua Sector Plan is not compatible with the rural character of this part of the County. Alachua County officials also scheduled four workshops throughout September to gather public input about the plan. Clay Kangaroo Express gives away 4,000 ROO Cups CARY, N.C. Aug. 28 The owner of Kangaroo Express convenience stores said the chain gave away 4,000 ROO Cups to service members at Camp Blanding during August. The Pantry Inc. said it distributed the 20-ounce, refillable cups to service members and their families as they entered through the front gate of the joint training center. The cup retails for $6.99. Customers can refill the containers at any of the chains more than 1,500 locations for 25 cents through Sept. 30. Clay Trio indicted commander GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Aug. 28 The Clay County grand jury indicted three people for the Feb. 12 murder of Navy commander Alphonso Doss. Yolinda Hunter Doss, Anthony Washington and Ronnie Wilson were all indicted for first degree murder and burglary with assault or battery. According to Orange Park Police Chief Gary Goble, Yolinda Doss acted as a lookout in the parking lot of the Astoria Hotel on Park Street while Wilson and Washington entered the victims hotel room, with a key provided by the woman and waited for the victim. When the commander arrived at the room, Williams strangled Doss to death, then staged a burglary. Goble said the victims wife planned the murder to collect life insurance proceeds. Clay home LAKE ASBURY, Aug. 27 Clay County Fire Rescue personnel responded to a residential structure fire on Aug. 27, at approximately 06:11 a.m. The fire was at 167 Arthur Moore Drive in the Lake Asbury area. The home was occupied by one adult female at the time of the fire. According to the Clay County Property Appraisers Office, the home is owned by Peggy P. Mosely. Ten CCFR units with 22 firefighters responded to a 911 call reporting the blaze. According to a CCFR press release, crews from Station 15 in Lake Asbury arrived two minutes following the alarm and quickly gained control of the fire. When firefighters arrived at the scene, the fire was progressing from the kitchen to the living room. The homes occupant, who was awakened by a smoke detector, received minor injuries. No firefighters were injured. According to CCFR, the cause of the fire was accidental. Clay Clay Electric commercial account targeted by scammers KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Aug. 26 Clay Electric Cooperative is warning its commercial accounts and business owners to be aware of scams being attempted by persons who demand immediate payment of delinquent bills. The co-op said in a press release that within the past week, a business owner in Alachua County was scammed by someone claiming that an immediate payment of a power bill was required or the account would be shut off. The caller told the business owner the bill could be paid using a Green Dot MoneyPaks payment card. Green Dot MoneyPak cards are reloadable debit cards, available at many locations, and can be used to pay phone, cable, or credit card bills. Scammers use the MoneyPak cards because they are more convenient than a money wire and difficult to trace. If youre a business owner and someone calls claiming theyre with the power company and they need payment of a delinquent bill today, that is a big red flag, said Clay Electrics Bruce McHollan, director of the co-ops Information and Communication Technology Department. If you are at all suspicious of someone claiming theyre with the power company and payment must be made today, hang up and call Clay Electric at 800-2244917, McHollan said. There have been other recent scam attempts directed at businesses in Clay, Putnam and Lake counties. Clay Electric encourages the businesses it serves to be very suspicious of anyone who calls and claims he or she represents the co-op and wants to be paid for an overdue bill. The cooperative does not collect past due amounts in this manner. A reminder letter is sent and an automated reminder call is placed when bills are past due. Members with residential accounts have also been subject to scam attempts during the past year that involved emails. Clay Electric does not send emails that threaten or require immediate action to provide personal information. We urge our members to ignore suspicious requests for personal information such as bank account numbers, credit card numbers, user names and passwords, or Social Security numbers, said Derick Thomas, director of the co-ops Member and Public Relations Department. We ask our members to delete all suspicious emails that require immediate action to verify or provide personal information. If a member has an overdue bill, he or she will likely receive a call from our automated phone messaging system as a reminder to call the cooperative to arrange payment. Theyll also receive a courtesy notice in the mail, Thomas said. Members should not share confidential personal information over the phone. Man guilty Interlachen killing PALATKA, Aug. 27 A jury took 33 minutes to convict a Putnam County man for the 2012 robbery and murder of an Interlachen woman. The panel found Gary Stephen Bennett, 38, of Interlachen guilty of first degree murder, burglary while armed, robbery with a firearm and grand theft auto. According to court papers, on May 13, 2012, a daughter of Maureen Haugdahl called the Putnam County Sheriffs Office, reporting that she had not been able to reach her mother and that while driving to her mothers residence, she saw a car that appeared to be Haugdhals at the intersection of Carnation Street and Oleander Drive in Interlachen. The daughter then proceeded to her mothers residence where she discovered the car missing and the houses lights on. A deputy discovered Haugdahl dead within the home, shot four times with a .32 caliber weapon. Investigators later recovered the handgun used in the crime in Lake Grandin. Investigators recovered Bennetts DNA from the victims key chain found near Haugdahls vehicle, and found that Bennett had sold some of Haugdahls jewelry at a local pawn shop. They also found more of the victims jewelry in Bennetts home. Bennett faces life in prison and will be sentenced at a later date. and culture of Melrose. The event will begin at 1:30 PM at 307 SR 26, Melrose, FL 32666. For more information on the event, contact Darlene Walker at (386) 329-0126. For information or directions to the Landing, contact (352) 475-5347. Inspirations Baptist The Inspirations, a Southern Gospel quartet from Bryson City, NC, will be in concert at Freedom Baptist Church of Keystone Heights Friday night, September 5th at 7:00 PM. The community is invited. There is no charge, and a love offering will be taken. In 1964, Martin Cook, a science teacher from Swain County High School in Bryson City, NC, along with four of his students (Archie Watkins, Ronnie Hutchins, Jack Laws, and Troy Burns) began holding nightly singing sessions in the basement of his home. They sang locally at first in churches and other small venues, but it was not long until they began singing on the road professionally. In 1968, the Inspirations became regulars on the popular ARCHIVES
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 5A GIGANTIC 2DAY AUCTION 3475 Ashley Rd. Montgomery, AL Sept. 10-11, 2014Bryant Wood AL LIC #1137(334) 264-3265 Online Bidding at www.jmwood.com Over 1,200 items to sell! group also played a popular Stevie Wonder song, a classical selection and other tunes. the Garber Auto Mall, and other businesses. The parcels north of Keystone Heights are occupied by Patsys Metal Sales, Patsys Place Lounge and several other adjacent businesses. Ronnie Robinson, who was the only commissioner to vote against the October hearings, said the countys current outright ban of sex shops was sufficient and that he saw no need to replace it. He also complained about Kahns billings to the county, which he said was approaching $50,000. Commissioner Diane Hutchings said she met with some of the activists whom pushed through the countys current ban in the 1980s. They were wholeheartedly in support of doing what we can, Hutchings said. Hutchings added that she explained the proposed ordinances to the group and that it was important to her that supporters of the ban be consulted on the proposed law and be acknowledged for the work they did in the 1980s. SEX presented by Prissy Fletcher, Extension Agent UF/IFAS Putnam County. Thursday, March 12, 2015 Hands-on making two small pots out of hydrotofu. Garden Club member from Green Cove Springs, Care Valleau will demonstrate the technical aspects of making these very usable garden pots. Donation for materials: $5. Thursday, April 9, 2015 Field trip to Hatchett Creek Nursery in Gainesville. This nursery has many greenhouses and ships a variety of plants all over the world. Meet at Faith Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015 Installation of Officers for 2015-2016. GARDEN TV show, Gospel Singing Jubilee, along with groups like the Florida Boys, Dixie Echoes, Happy Goodmans, and the Hinsons. They have received many Singing News Fan Awards at the annual National Quartet Convention, including Favorite Southern Gospel Group a total of six times, Favorite Male Quartet twice, and Favorite Southern Gospel Song of the Year six times. The current group of Inspirations includes original member and founder Martin Cook playing piano and doing the MC work. Martins son Myron joined in 1981 to play the bass and has held that position to the present. Jon Epley joined the group in December of 2010 and sings bass. In 2014, three former members of the group returned to join Jon, Martin, Myron, and Luke. Dallas Rogers returned to sing tenor, Matt Dibler who was with the group for 12 years returned to sing lead, and Melton Campbell, who was also with the group for 12 years returned to sing baritone. Luke Vaught is the final member of the Inspirations, and plays multiple instruments nightly in concert. Now in their 50th year, the Inspirations are more determined than ever to continue to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ across the country in song. Their hope and prayer is that God will use them to be an inspiration and blessing to all who hear the Gospel through their music. Genealogy classes coming to Melrose The Archives Department of the Putnam County Headquarters Library and the Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church will host 4-week Basic Genealogy classes at each of the Putnam County Branch Libraries in the upcoming months. The classes are being taught by Deanda Lyne, Director of the Family History Center, will cover what is needed to know to get started, where to go to find it, and how to record what has been found. Melrose Branch Library will host the Basic Genealogy classes beginning Friday, September 05, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The remaining classes are scheduled for the same time on Fridays, September 12, 19 and 26. Please contact the Melrose Branch Library at 352-475-1237 to register for your space as seating is limited. Intermediate and Advanced programs are being considered for the near future. Wreaths Across America On Dec, 13, at noon, volunteers will place wreaths at over 850 locations worldwide to honor veterans for the holidays. This is the second year the Keystone Heights Cemetery will be among the sites placing wreaths to remember fallen heroes. If you know of a deceased veteran interred at the Keystone Heights Cemetery and would like to purchase a $15 wreath, you may obtain an order form at the Keystone Heights City Hall, AMVETS Post 86, Mallards, M&S Bank, Johnnys Restaurant and other businesses. The deadline for purchasing a wreath is Oct. 1. Call Kevin at 904-477-3352 or Joan at 904-894-8411 for more information. Veterans Day bricks A brick engraved in honor of a veteran makes a wonderful, forever gift for any service member who has passed on, retired or is still in service. From now through Oct. 15, engraved bricks may be ordered in time for the Nov. 11 Veterans Day service at the Veterans Memorial Pathway at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. God, family, community and country. Troop 3130 in Keystone Heights is based at Friendship Bible Church. The theme for the 2014 Leadership Conference was Leading from the Heart and included over 60 breakout topic meetings, speakers and exhibit vendors. Speakers included Michael Farris, Chancellor of Patrick Henry College and Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association; Rebecca Hagelin, President and CEO of Rebecca Hagelin Communications and Marketing LLC, an author who writes a weekly column for the Washington Times; Mary Rice Hasson, a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C; Phyllis Hendry, inaugural President and CEO of Lead Like Jesus and Elisa Morgan, former CEO of MOPS International and author of 15 books. The conference was closed out by AHG Executive Director and Founder, Patti Garibay. Troop 3130 began its seventh year in Keystone Heights on Aug. 28. See BRICKS, 6A
Each engraved brick may be obtained for a $35 donation. Three to four lines on each brick are available for engraving with 18 to 21 characters per line. Order forms may be picked up at the Keystone Heights City Hall, Mallards or the Clay County Tax Collectors branch office at the Keystone Village Square. For more information or to obtain an order form call Joan at 904-894-8411 or Ursula at 727-207-1657. your local library Get your blankets ready! The Putnam County Library System is showing Disneys Frozen in each of its library branches! This family friendly movie is a magical, musical treat for anyone watching. The movie will be shown indoors and snacks will be given out to those who attend (as supplies last!). Treats will be provided by HOPE FM, who will be joining in for the fun. The showing starts at 6 p.m. for all locations. The Melrose Branch Library will show Frozen on Sept. 12, and Crescent City Branch Library will show the film on Sept. 26. The Palatka Headquarters Library will show the movie on Oct. 10. For more information, call (386) 329-0126. Making Marks in Kay Deuben, instructor September 2, 9, 16 Tuesdays 10 to 12:30 p.m. September 20, Saturday 10 to 12:30 p.m. Beginner to intermediate levels. Class fee: $20. per session. Some supplies will be available during class. Supply list will be provided after registration. Coffee, cookies and critique session for current and former students. Open house format Sunday Sept. 21, from 12 to 3 pm. Registration at Gallery26 for minimum of one class. Master Gardeners The Master Gardeners of Clay County will be holding their first annual plant sale and open house Saturday, September 6th from 9:30 2pm at the Clay County Extension Center, 2463 State Road 16 West Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Admission is free; join us for a kickoff project unveiling at 9 and garden related workshops, kids activities, door prizes and food vendors throughout the day. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. A wide assortment of plants and garden-related resale items will be available to purchase. Sales are cash only; all money raised will be used to expand demonstration gardens that complement the education programming at UF/IFAS Extension Clay County. Visit http://clay.ifas. ufl.edu/ or call 904.284.6355 for more information. course AARP and Keystone Heights United Methodist Church, 4004 SE S.R. 21, are sponsoring a Smart Driver Course on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 18-19, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The AARP Smart Driver Course is a six-hour refresher class on driving safety, designed specifically for drivers 50 years old and older. Attendance on both days is required for completion. Most participants will receive an appropriate discount on their automobile insurance premium upon completion of the class. A registration fee of $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members will be received during the first class period. Please pre-register by calling (904) 298-2766, or emailing email@example.com. Harimandir Khalsa The Melrose Public Library is proud to display, in the atrium, paintings of local artist, Harimandir Khalsa. She started painting when she was 5 years old. Her parents gave her art supplies and she was alone much of the time, giving her ample opportunities to paint whatever she wanted. There are larger pieces in the atrium called mandalas, painted on canvas. Their motivating concept is about the inner journey and discovery. Harimandir started mandalas about 5 years ago with research into da Vincis Vitruvian Man. This search led her to another Renaissance thinker, Fibonacci, and his golden number sequence and spirals. She incorporates Fibonaccis patterns into her mandalas by drawing a series of concentric circles, bisecting them, connecting the lines, and coloring in various patterns and colors. She usually plans ahead for mandalas, but will often improvise to modify and improve the original concept. Then, there are smaller pieces. These decorative paintings on wood frames contain small mirrors. Harimandir has painted many pieces of various sizes, ranging from her smallest pieces of 9x9 inches, to her murals of 10x50 feet. You can visit some of her murals: the Here Today mural in Gainesville at 625 NW 8th Ave, The Last 600 Million Years of Evolution mural at Building X of the Santa Fe State College campus in Gainesville, and the Putnam Hotel mural in Palatka at 2nd St & Hwy 17. Visit the Melrose Library and enjoy Harimandirs works for yourself; they will be on display from August until October 10. For more information about Ms. Khalsa and her works, visit her website at www.harimandir. com. 6A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 KEYSTONE HEIGHTS A Keystone Heights High School student organized a car wash has been overwhelming, words cannot say enough. Just know that we love you all and BRICKS
BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph-TimesMonitor Touching peoples lives doesnt take a lot of money, nor does it take power and influence: all that is necessary is presence, time and a genuine caring for the people you encounter and one Starke woman has all three of these qualities in vast supply. Lieselotte Bowen, known as Nana to her many friends, works at Downtown Fitness (formally S&J Fitness), signing in members, caring for the plants and offering motivation and grandmothering to anyone who needs it. She has been there since 1995, when her husband, Perry, died and she needed something to do. My daughter-in-law, Shelly Bowen, was the aerobics instructor there and she talked to then owner Sue McClellan and got me the job, Bowen said. She keeps the place honest, Shawn Jenkins, the current owner said. Nothing has ever come up missing. She is the glue that holds this place together. Shes a makeshift grandmother for anyone who needs one there really arent many old-fashioned grandmothers out there anymore. She encourages people, gives them compliments and is the first person to notice when one of the young people is sad or down. She talks to them and helps them solve what is bothering them. Bowen was born in Bavaria in 1928. She has many memories from the German occupation of that country during World War II, but said she is trying to forget most of it. There are too many stories of survival, Bowen said. It was all so senseless and sad, I really dont want to remember most of it. Bowen did, however, offer a couple of stories about that time. When I was a little girl, about 10 or 11 I suppose, I heard my parents talking about being worried if we would have enough food for the family, Bowen remembered. I didnt know it was illegal to go and beg for food, so I went down the road a little to a farm and knocked on the door. I had just started to ask them when they pulled me inside and questioned me if I had been followed or seen anyone near me. I told them no. They made me stay with them for quite a while, then sent me out the backdoor with food, just as the police were knocking on the front door. Bowen said that after that, she learned to be more careful when she went after food. When her family ran short, she would go and get milk, potatoes and vegetables from the neighbors, or else some of the farmers would give her food stamps to get some. Bowen shared another memory concerning her father, a railroad worker in Bavaria for many years. During the war, they sent prisoners to work on the railroad and my father ended up being one of the men supervising them, Bowen said. He didnt treat them badly like many did, but tried to be as good to them as he could. When the weather started to get cold, he gave my mother some money for yarn and told her to knit socks for the men because they couldnt work with their feet cold. She made somewhere between 12 and 15 pairs. The men never forgot that my father was good to them. After the war, when the prisoners were released, a group of them went around to the people who had overseen prisoners and punished them for their cruelty. They killed a man for having been cruel to prisoners, right in front of his family. Some people told my dad that they were coming to talk to him and we were all so afraid, but he said he had nothing to be afraid of since he had been good to the prisoners who worked for him. These prisoners did not know my father and they were ready to kill him when some of his workers showed up and stopped them, saying that my father had been good to them. He came home very happy that in the middle of all that trouble the men took the time to speak up for him and acknowledge his kindness. Bowen met her future husband in Germany and they fell in love. He was in the Army Special Forces and, in 1956, when his tour was almost up, he told her she needed to marry him soon so she could travel back to the United States with him. She said yes and the newlyweds set up housekeeping at the Army post in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Bowen said that when she first came to the U.S., she had to get used to the way things were done here. She said she got much of her education in both being an American and in speaking English from the television. I would watch the people on TV and do things the way they did, Bowen said. If I saw something I didnt understand, or a heard a word I wasnt sure of, I would write it down and my husband would explain it to me that night when he got home. Bowen said there were quite a few German women on the post, but they rarely got together. She said she did socialize with her neighbors, getting together for coffee in the mornings. There was this one woman who would say she only wanted half a cup of coffee, so my husband found a cup for her that said half a cup, Bowen said. I still have that cup at my house. The couple stayed at Ft. Bragg for two years, then returned to Babenhausen, Germany for her husbands last two years before retirement. When they got back to the states, Perry wanted to return to his native Ohio and work in the state prison system. He applied before he separated from the service and they turned him down because they said he was six inches too short, Bowen said. There was a lieutenant that knew him and said that he could help if we would be willing to move to Florida. My husband said yes and was hired by Florida State Prison and we moved the family to Starke. The couple had four children, three of whom are still living: Tom Bowen, of Starke, Mike Bowen, of Gainesville, and Patricia McCray, of Maxville. It was from her children that Bowen learned to read and write Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Nana Bowen plucked a plant growing near Alligator Creek and transplanted it to her yard, was a surprising grown to more than twice her height and is full of bright yellow blossoms. Judging by the picture, Jim DeValerio, a UF extension agent in Bradford likely a narrowalso known as a swamp (Photo taken in October 2007.) Bowen: touching lives through genuine care Lieselotte Nana Bowen with her good friend and boss, Downtown Fitness owner Shawn Jenkins. See BOWEN, 6B
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Dr. Bonnie Green of Shands Starke Medical Group is looking forward to starting a new chapter in her life, but at the same time, its tough to leave behind the relationships that have developed after 17 years of practice. I tell people, Im really excited, but Im really sad. Bittersweet is a word Ive been using a lot, she said. Green and her family are moving to Brevard, North Carolina, where Green has accepted a position with Blue Ridge Community Health. Her family is familiar with the area, which has been an integral part of her three childrens lives. Her childrenGeorgia, Alex and Grahamhave attended a Christian outdoor adventure camp in North Carolina every summer for the past seven years. They enjoy such activities that arent available to them in Floridamountain biking and whitewater rafting. We do it for our kids, said Green, whose last day at Shands Starke Medical Group is Sept. 4. We do everything for our kids. Green, who also has a brother who lives in North Carolina, said she and her husband, Lex, have said to each other many times, Why dont we move up here? This is such a nice place. It has been an emotional time for Green, who has been telling patients every day that shes moving. One patient who had a recent appointment cried the whole time. As she wrote in letters mailed to her patients, they have become her friends over the years. She has seen patients in and out of the office, whether its been at the grocery store or having someone stop by her home with a question. She even has patients send her text messages. Its sad to see all these patients and tell them Im leaving, Green said. Choosing a career in health care would seem to have been a natural choice for Green. Her father was a pediatrician and is now a radiologist who is still working in his 80s. Her mother was a nurse. However, after her first college chemistry class, Green said she believed she wasnt cut out to be a doctor. I majored in communications, she said. I worked for about a year and a half. I was working (in a job) recruiting college students to my alma mater, to Mercer (University.) Her boss wasnt very nice, Green admitted, so she decided to go to med school, though it was a decision she debated for some time. In talking to a college recruiter about her concerns, the recruiter asked her why she was debating the decision. Greens answer was that shed be 30 when she finished her residency. Youre going to be 30 anyway, the recruiter told Green. You might as well be a doctor. Green met her future husband, Lex, whose home was Bradford County, while they were both students at Mercer. They dated throughout Greens time in med school and eventually married a week before her graduation. After Green graduated, the couple moved to Bradford County. Greens medical residency training took place at the University of Florida. She said the director of her residency program became the overseer of all of Shands offices. He asked Green if she was interested in working at Shands Starke. The answer was an obvious yes. As someone who grew up in a medical family, Green did learn a bit of advice along the way. She said the most important things she learned were to listen to her patients and to put Jesus Christ at the center of her practice because he is the ultimate physician. By the time Green was old enough to observe her father at work, he was a radiologist who didnt have much interaction with patients. However, the few times he did interact with patients, Green saw an individual who truly cared for people and took the time to explain things fully to them. Hes a good listener, Green said, adding that she has thought, Wow, its a shame hes reading x-rays all day long because hes really good with patients. Green, too, cares for her patients. She has never been one to discourage them from approaching her or contacting her outside of the office. It doesnt bother me, Green BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor Union Correctional Institution will soon host an inmate mentoring program as part of Duval Countys Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) pre-trial diversion program. The UCIbased program is a pilot project that organizers hope to take nationally. On Aug. 15, representatives from the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) chapters of Clay County (#1059) and Duval County (#1046) and the Florida State Council, along with officials from the Fourth Judicial Circuit, got a first-hand look at UCI and its programs. They then met with and spoke to the 28 inmatesveterans themselves who have volunteered to mentor newly convicted veterans on the outside who are at risk of being incarcerated. Gary Newman, president and founder of the Clay County VVA in Middleburg, founded the program, which provides a chance to give back. The Vietnam Veterans (of America) logo is, Never will one generation of veterans leave another behind, and in my view, these veterans in the prison system have been lost for 50 years plus, Newman said. Its just my way of trying to help our inmate veterans give back to society and, for the people that are assigned to the pre-trial diversion program, to keep them out of prison. In the long run its a winwin for everybody. The taxpayer dollars that are going to be savedyoure looking, over a five-year periodcould be hundreds of thousands of dollars. Nothing in particular necessarily prompted Newman to hatch the program about six months ago, though he was inspired by the Scared Straight programs he kept hearing about that have come under scrutiny. I just thought, well maybe we could do something like that without all the intimidation factorjust a one-on-one between veterans, Newman said. I named the program, Veterans Interaction Program (VIP). It may be called something else on down the road, but thats what Id like to see because its veterans interacting with veterans. Its also an outshoot of his first foray into the prison when he started a Vietnam Veterans of America incarcerated chapter (#1080) at UCI about a year ago, and it just kind of took of from there. At last count, UCI houses 430 veterans with 96or nearly a quarterof those living in a special veterans dorm with walls adorned with beautifully painted murals and military insignia representing all the major branches of the U.S. armed forces. Each inmates military awards are posted on his door. The inmates are expected to maintain their cells according to military standards. And they lead the inmate military holiday programs like Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Newman spoke at UCIs Veterans Day ceremony last year. One veteran representative observed that throughout UCI, some cells, or living quarters, as he called them, are bigger than are those on an aircraft carrier. But thats small consolation to those facing the prospect of prison. Newman said the program provides a win-win situation all the way around. The inmate veterans feel productive that theyre giving back to society, and, hopefully, the at-risk veteran is going to make some adjustments in his life to insure he doesnt wind up (at UCI), Newman explained. On average 125 veterans are arrested in Duval County alone. John A. Sampson III is the magistrate overseeing the new UCI-based pilot program as an offshoot of the VTC, which has already demonstrated success through other initiatives. According to the Florida Times-Union, The yearlong Inmates will mentor those at risk of incarceration 2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 PRICES AVAILABLESEPT 3 SEPT 9 $699 lb $159 lb 3 $5 $369 or Amazing quality. 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program brings offenders with honorable discharges from the U.S. military together with treatment programs provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to hopefully divert them from the traditional judicial system and incarceration. The participants cannot be charged with violent or sex crimes. The program began in 2012 as an offshoot of drug and mental health court with a healthy skepticism by many in the court system about need and cost, according to the Public Defenders Office coordinator for military and veterans affairs, John Holzbaur. Its not a large amount of money, Holzbaur, a 23-year Navy veteran himself, said. Its connecting folks with services theyre already eligible for through the VAYoure going to pay for a guy no matter what. If you incarcerate a guy for a year, its $20,000. If you treat a person for a year, its $7,000. And you keep that person functioning in society and keep their families together. A year ago, last spring, VTC was awarded a $350,000 federal grant. The Florida Bar News quoted Public Defender Matt Shirk as saying that the other 80 or so jurisdictions around the country that operate a VTC are reporting as low as a zero recidivism rate while all others proudly say that very few participants re-offend. The UCI-based mentor program adds another facet to this growing, successful program designed to help veterans reconnect. One of the most significant problems is adapting from military to civilian life. They often isolate themselves and they feel alone. They dont feel like theres anybody to help them. They miss camaraderie of the military service, Sampson said. So hopefully, these inmates can communicate to them that theyre not alone, that there are opportunities, that there are brothers out there who are willing to help them through these difficult times. That it would be a better choice for them to admit theyre scared, alone, afraid, hopeless, and seek help, assistance to reach out. So that we can show the younger people that are coming through the criminal justice system that there is an opportunity to lead a different life. To get back to the pride that they felt in servicethe sense of esprit de corps, brotherhood were trying to tap into that, Sampson continued. Hopefully by these (inmates) they can communicate that they didnt have that, they didnt have those opportunities and that now, with these benefits, they have the opportunity to lead a productive life and not be stuck (in prison) for the rest of their life. Many inmates at UCI, including veterans, are lifers, according to Warden Diane Andrews. Shes actually a lifer herself, employment-wise, having started at UCI in 1981. Perhaps surprisingly, its not just combat veterans experiencing difficulties such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The trauma can take many forms, Sampson said, and surprisingly the relief effort by U.S. military personnel going to Haiti after the earthquakethey suffered some traumatic events to the extent that they suffered PTSD. PTSD is a trauma, and it doesnt have to be only combat. It can be caring for the wounded, caring for victims of any kind disasterthey can cause those kinds of problems. The Clay County VVA came to us with this particular project, and hopefully we can use it to facilitate our courts, and hopefully what we learn here we can use in other healing courts, Sampson added. Because most of the people that are in adult drug court and mental health court have suffered some sort of trauma that may or may not lead to PTSD. So hopefully we can use it as an innovate approach to help a lot of different people. Newman, whos been in the thick of it, can relate. The 20year U.S. Navy veteran served on seven destroyers during his career and did two tours in Vietnam. Back in August 1964, Newman served in Vietnam on the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin incident. He volunteered to go back for a second tour, 1967-68, on the river boats in the Mekong Delta. It was a rough assignment, he agreed, but its not as rough as prison life. Surprisingly, that kind of life has actually saved some, according to Administrative Capt. C.J. Jackowski, who led the tour at UCI. For a lot of reasons theyve come in here, and prison has saved their life, he said. You know they couldnt make it on the street. They come in here and they find something they couldnt find on the street maybe a family, maybe other inmates or maybe just the facility itselfbut they find something they can cling on to. They finally have something they can relate to. And we try to use that as an avenue that theres things on the outside too. At the end of the tour, Newman addressed the inmates who have volunteered to serve as mentors. Remember what I said to you: Look to your left, look to your right; thats your brother. Take good care of each and every one of you, OK?I appreciate every one of you, he said. Andrews also thanked them for volunteering for the program. I know that it means a lot to each one of you. And Im sure that in your past you wished someone would have come and talked to you, she said. So it means a lot, what youre doing. If you can keep one soul out of here, thats a good thing. So thank you for what youre doing and for doing the right thing. It will mean something to somebody, and it might save somebodys life. Appreciate it, very, very much. Next month the at-risk veterans will meet with the inmates for the first time. For more information on this program, or if you are interested in becoming a mentor for the VTC or would like to join the VVA, please contact Gary Newman at 904-269-1857 or firstname.lastname@example.org. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Emanuel Joe Kiser received one physical award of excellence, presented by Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith, but he received many more such awards in the form of testimony by those who turned out for a recognition program in his honor on Aug. 31 at the Florida National Guard armory on Edwards Road in Starke. The event, sponsored by Smith, Starke Police Chief Jeff Johnson, Mt. Moriah Community Church Pastor Edward Hines and True Vine Ministries Pastor Ross Chandler, paid tribute to a man who served more than 33 years in law enforcement. Those who spoke highly of Kiser talked of someone who has touched many lives, whether it was in his various law-enforcement roles, as a pastor or being a positive leader by example. He has really been a great influence on our community, Chandler said. Kiser, retiring as a captain from the Bradford County Sheriffs Office, received an award from Smith that was engraved with the following words: For serving our communities as a deputy sheriff, Christian and pastor with tireless efforts given to you to help our community. You have gone above and beyond the call of duty for over 33 years. Smith said Kiser truly fulfilled the law-enforcement role of serving people. He treated everyone the same, regardless of race or situation in life. He loves peoplepoor, rich, black, white (or) any other color, Smith said. Joe loves people. Newly elected school board member Sheila Fayson Cummings said she remembered when Kiser moved to Bradford County and became her familys neighbor. He made quite an impression on her father, even though Kiser had yet to establish his roots in the county. He made quite an impression on Cummings at the time, and is still making an impression. She said Kiser is the type of person who will do anything for anyone. He has been a wonderful neighbor and a wonderful role model for this community who we can all take lessons from male, female, young and old. Joann Jackson spoke to the impact Kiser had at Bradford High School as a school resource officer. She said Kiser treated every student the same, adding, They respected him. He demanded that respect. Union County Superintendent of Schools Carlton Faulk worked closely with Kiser when Faulk was the principal at Bradford High School. Faulk said the easy way out in dealing with problem students at school is to suspend or expel them from school, just as the easy way out in dealing with people in law enforcement is to put them in jail. However, Kiser believed in reaching out to individuals. Faulk said at the school, Kisers goal was to motivate young men and women to be productive and successful in life. Joe Kiser was a master at that, Faulk said. He helped me with kids I could not reach. All I had to do was radio Officer Kiser. Hed help me with that kid. Faulk told the crowd to make no mistakeKiser was tough. The bottom line, though, was the fact that he loved those kids. Pamela Fayson spoke of getting to know Kiser when she was a student at Bradford High School and how he was there for her through trials in life. She Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B CRIME DOESNT PAYB UT WE DO!REWARDS UP TO $3,000 CRIME DOESNT PAYB UT WE DO!P AID FOR BY THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE CRIME STOPPERS TRUST FUNDREWARDS UP TO $3,000R EMAIN ANONYMOUSC ALL TOLL FREE S TOPPE RSSubmit a TIP ON-LINE a t: www.F CCrimeStoppers.com Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Back & Neck Pain Clinic NEED RELIEF FROM:Call Dr. Berry Serving the Area for 21 Years THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE AVAILABLE THERAPEUTIC MASSAGEAVAILABLE VETS Continued from 2B Kiser honored for compassion, godly service Emanuel Joe Kiser and his wife, Cassandra, listen to some of the kind words shared at the Aug. 31 recognition. Elzie Sanders (left) and Joe Kiser share an embrace. I want to be like you, Starke Police Capt. Barry Warren said before giving Joe Kiser a hug. Joe Kiser enjoys a laugh with Pastor Edward Hines Sr. See KISER, 10B Veterans Intervention Program founder Gary Newman speaks to the inmates who have volunteered to mentor recently convicted fellow veterans trying to stay out of prison.
Dear Editor: Once again it is being demonstrated that all it takes to neutralize the mightiest (for now) nation on earth is one amateur in the right place. Our current president gives lip-service to a reign of terror being conducted against Christians, and others, in the Middle East. What has thus far been authorized to deal with this situation is far from adequate. Mr. Obama seems more interested in executing a drive and a putt than a meaningful response to those who would destroy us. War has been declared on us. The barbaric beheading of an American journalist is just the latest in a long series of attacks on our land and our people. What does it take to get the attention of this president-and the rest of our government? Will we wait until a nuclear or biological catastrophe wipes out a million or more of us? We should immediately declare war on all known jihadist terrorist entities, no matter where they are or what they call themselves. A comprehensive plan should be put in place to decimate every one of them to whatever extols humanly possible. Attack them where they live (hide), where they train, where they worship, where they openly pursue innocent victims. If we have any real allies left, they should be cajoled into assisting in this war. Dear Editor: Mr. Steven Spitzer takes issue with a recent letter from me on these pages. Many of his comments, however, are puzzling and/or downright confusing. First of all, I question whether Mr. Spitzer read my entire letter, because there is nothing there to imply that compassion should not be shown to anyone, children or adults. I even reference Proverbs 26 and state that I am all in for that. However, to use the concept of compassion to manipulate people; well, thats another story Next, his assertion that abortion should not be brought into this discussion is outrageous. He says, This is about human children, alive and out in the world... SoMr. Spitzer obviously does not believe that a baby in the womb is human and alive. From the excerpts I just read from medical textbooks, Id say hes very wrong about that. Im really perplexed by Mr. Spitzers claim that nonChristians are treated as less than equals in our country. This means that laws are being broken, so I would encourage Mr. Spitzer to report what he knows to Eric Holder at the US Dept. of Injustice. Then Mr. Spitzer states that the LGBT community is also not being treated as equals, but hes actually right about that. Our current administration has given this tiny percentage of people the license and encouragement to work to make sure I can use any restroom or locker room I wish, to change the actual definition of marriage, etc., etc. Obviously, then, these people are being treated, not as equals, but rather as some kind of royalty. Hows that for inequality! Perhaps the problem here is that I just wasnt direct enough in my first letter, so lets try again, This country has no functioning, southern border, even though the law says we should. That is because our current president and his minions refuse to enforce the law. (Not the first time thats happenedlook up Defense of Marriage Act.) The law is openly not being enforced so that people of all persuasions and ages can enter the USA as they like. (I wonderdoes that mean we dont actually have a nation, since we have no border?) This is being allowed so that, one way or the other, these intruders can be given a path to becoming actual citizens of our country, whether Congress, or the people, like it or not. When that happens, a big smile will appear on the faces of most Democrats in this country because most polling shows that, at an 8 to 1 ratio, these newly minted voters will select the names with a D next to them on the ballots. (I wonder. Would having millions of new Democrat voters change our country?) The focus on the recent influx of unaccompanied minorsabandoned according to our lawsis just a cover to justify the open borders because now this entire enterprise can be wrapped in the mantle of compassion. (Arent the Democrats regular sweethearts? I could just hug them to death.) It also diverts attention away from the fact that all kinds of interesting nonminors continue to enter this country. Of course Mr. Spitzer ignores certain basic facts about this entire fiasco. Like, who gets to pay for all this. This country will spend over $500 billion more than it takes in during 2014. Our third largest expense is paying the interest on our present $17 trillion + debt. We dont have enough jobs for the people already in this country. Our school systems are already overburdened. Etc., etc. Is any of this improved by allowing thousands of people to cross the border at will? Can we just continue to do this indefinitely without seeing dire consequences? Are we acting responsibly toward our own children and grandchildren by allowing this to go on and on? Do we need to actually control our own border? And, while Im at it, is if the old one is discarded, what is the new definition of marriage anyway? I challenge Mr. Spitzer, or anyone else. Go ahead. Actually answer these last five questions. Please. Leonard C. Young Keystone Heights 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 Editorial/Opinion Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor Note: In 2012, Florida suicides numbered 2,922, of which 626 were veterans. BLAM! The sound of gunfire broke the quiet solitude of the late afternoon, followed by a long silence. Before the sound of the falling body hitting the floor was heard, the victim was forever dead. He was right-handed, so he had held the gun to his right temple and pulled the trigger. His last thought was, It isnt going to hurt anymore. He was right in that respect; he would never feel physical pain, or mental anguish, again. It is too bad that his family cant enjoy the same feeling of release. The fact is, he doesnt feel anything; he is dead. The self-inflicted gunshot was not a spur-ofthe-moment incident, nor was it an accident. It may have been planned weeks earlier, with the victim purchasing a gun with which to do the job, indicating long-term planning, oras in many casesthe victim used a gun already on the premises. Would-be suicides will always find a way to get the job done. However, other methods are used with certainty, such as poison, the method of choice for females. Men, by and large, resort to firearms, but there are those that find novel ways to exit life in this world. Many self-destructive people attempt to make the suicide appear to be an accidental death, in hopes the family may collect a settlement from an insurance company, but insurance officials are savvy to such plans and arent often taken with such plans. Suicide may be caused by other situations, but a careful study of the circumstances will reveal that the victim was suffering from depression, also known as black dog, black ass, blues and other descriptive names. They all mean the same thing, coined by different groups of people, in every society. Strangely enough, the malady knows no boundaries; individuals from all walks of life are subject to the forlorn feeling that engulfs the would-be suicide. Financial situations are at times the trigger for a bout of depression/suicide, but other things are often the deciding factor in the fatal decision. Romantic situations gone sour have contributed to suicide as much as any other one thing, as have financial situations or life-threatening situations. Old age, or loneliness that often accompanies old age, becomes more than some people can bear, and they seek a way out. It has been said that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. One would do well to keep that old adage in mind, all the while keeping another old adage in mind: This, too, shall pass. Everyone from every walk of life has down days of feeling blue for no good reason; for normal people, the feeling will pass in a couple of days. When the feeling becomes persistent or long lasting, then outside help is essential. It is not a sign of weakness to seek help for the malady. The brain can fall heir to illnessthe same as other body organsand it is also treatable. It should be no stigma to consult a psychiatrist, who is a psychologist with a medical degree. I have personal knowledge of two people who suffered with long-range depressiona male and a female, one elderly and the other middle-aged. Both were family oriented with younger family members to care for them, although at the time they did not know what to do, or where to turn. A knowledgeable friend told them of a doctor and small sanitorium in Jacksonville that was successfully treating patients suffering from deep depression. Both visited the doctor, were admitted to the clinic for treatment and came out with a new look on life, living a normal life for several years. Those of us who knew them well and kept in touch with them as long as they lived were well-pleased with the improved lifestyle they enjoyed for several years afterward. Dont suffer long-term depression. It can be successfully treated. If you have a friend or relative who is constantly suffering the blues, get help for him or her immediately. 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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 8 / 2 8 / 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 2 5 m o n t h A P R i s 1 5 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 9 / 3 0 / 1 4 (904) 964-1427 Depression and its companion: suicide Letters email@example.com Perhaps previous letter wasnt direct enough Letters firstname.lastname@example.org Time for war on terrorists PUBLIC MEETING KEYSTONE AIRPARK AUTHOR ON THE 1 st Legals www.StarkeJournal.com Anyone who believes that these fanatics can be reasoned with is simply a fool. When these murderers say that they plan to take over the planet, they are dead serious. There is no alternative plan, no options to employ. They fully intend to do what they say. And it may not always require weapons to accomplish their goal. (According to the Elliott School of International Affairs, the United Kingdom ranks as the fourth most Islamic country in the world.) The longer we wait to get serious about this threat, the more difficult it will be to win. Its time, not to draw a line in the sand, but to do whatever it takes to defeat-and I mean DEFEAT-these people. We have more resources than any entity on this planet. Lets use them to work with those who agree with us. Lets use them to stop, and then roll back these psychopaths. Bomb them back to the Stone Age!! Leonard C. Young Keystone Heights
BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor West Nassau took a onetouchdown lead into the fourth quarter, then added 14 more points in the final period to beat Keystone Heights 35-14 in both teams regularseason opener on Aug. 29 in Callahan. Keystone scored first on a 46yard run by Anton Noble with 4:43 left in the first quarter. The senior running back took a pitch from quarterback Wyatt Harvin, worked off blocks from his line and outran the Warrior secondary to the end zone. However, the senior running back went down with an ankle injury during the Indians second scoring drive near the end of the third quarter. Noble ran for 119 yards on 17 carries and one touchdown. He left the game with around three minutes to go in the third quarter. Dakota Hodge, taking over for the injured Noble, scored on a 6-yard run with 2:18 left in the third quarter. J.J. Schofield had both of Keystones PATs. Hodge compiled 28 yards on eight carries with a touchdown. Harvin rushed for 16 yards on five carries, and Jacob White had 18 yards on three carries. Harvin also completed three passes for 30 yards on eight attempts. He had no touchdown passes and no interceptions. West Nassau rebounded from Keystones first score with a drive of its own in the first quarter. The Warriors completed an eight-play series with 1:42 left Kayla Andrews had 23 digs, seven kills and six service aces to help lead the Union County High School volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-22) win in its District 7-1A opener against Chiefland on the road on Aug. 28. The Tigers, who improved to 2-1 overall, got eight kills and nine digs from Madelyn Kish, while Lilly Combs had four aces and 13 assists. Devin Lewis and Kaylan Tucker each had 10 digs, with Tucker also adding four aces and two blocks. Trisytn Southerland had seven digs. Union opened the season with a 3-1 (17-25, 25-14, 25-17, 2518) win at Crescent City on Aug. 25. Andrews had nine kills and 15 digs, while Tucker had seven kills, nine digs and three blocks. Kish and Lewis had eight and seven digs, respectively, with Lewis adding seven aces. Combs had 10 assists. On Aug. 26, the Tigers were defeated 3-0 (25-16, 26-24, Nyasia Davis and Lainie Rodgers had 12 and seven kills, respectively, to help lead the Bradford High School volleyball team to a 3-2 (25-22, 24-26, 2518, 17-25, 15-5) win at North Marion on Aug. 28. The Tornadoes, who improved to 2-0, also got six service aces from Rodgers, while Davis and Jaci Atkinson each had three. Kia Lane had 11 assists, while Alexis Shealey had nine digs. Bradford opened the season with a 3-1 win over visiting West Nassau on Aug. 25. (Official statistics were unavailable.) The Tornadoes play their first District 5-4A match on Thursday, Sept. 4, when they host P.K. Yonge at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Sept. 9, Bradford hosts district opponent Fort White at 6:30 p.m. Prior to the Bradford High School varsity football teams game against Baker County on Friday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Starke, the Bradford Middle School volleyball team will take on Baker County in a 5 p.m. match. The community is encouraged to come out and support both teams in their games against Baker County. BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor The Union County High School Tigers football team opened the regular season with a 60-6 rout of the visiting Potters House Christian Academy Lions on Aug. 29. Head coach Ronny Pruitts smaller, faster team and new coaches busted the season wide open, scoring in the first four minutes of the game. Union marched down the field, with Isaiah Johnson leading the rushing attack along with Antwan Durn and Franklin Williams. They made good on the extra point, perhaps partly due to the ball being moved closer to the goal posts twice thanks to encroachment penalties against Potters House. The Lions first possession was a short-lived, three-and-out affair. The Tigers took over and answered again with Caleb Coxs 50-yard pass completion to Zach Lee for their second touchdown. The extra point attempt was no good, however, with the ball hitting the bottom bar of the uprights. The Tigers immediately got the ball back when a Potters House player bobbled the kickoff reception, bumping the ball pretty much into Austin Mobleys hands. Darian Robinson joined Johnson in the running game after a completion to Cody Miller. However, Pruitt pulled him out after a small scrum between the two teams. Officials penalized both sides for unsportsmanlike conduct after conferring for several minutes. Union County went on to score again to go up 19-0. Potters House went three-andout again, giving Union another chance to score in the first quarter, which it did with a 20yard pass from Cox to Williams. The extra point put the Tigers up 26-0 with 2:38 left in the quarter. The Lions churned their way through the time left, with Unions Khris Wimpy making progress difficult. However, Potters House made its one and only score just seconds into the second quarter after a pass completion. The Lions twopoint attempt was no good in spite of an arm-stretch after a quarterback keeper, putting the ball just a half-yard short of the goal line. Union quickly answered in BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Visiting Suwannee scored three touchdowns of 20 yards or more and held the Bradford High School offense in check most of the night en route to handing the Tornadoes a season-opening 38-0 loss on Aug. 29. Bradford head coach Corey Green said he knew Suwanneea Class 5A team that fell by one point in overtime to perennial state power Madison County in a preseason classic would be a tough matchup. However, he said if the players keep giving the same effort he saw against Suwannee, then the Tornadoes will get better. (Suwannee) is one of the better football teams well face this year, Green said. Were looking for improvement each and every day, and then every week going into the next ball game. If these kids do what they did tonight, then well get better every week. Most of Bradfords 123 yards of offense came on the ground (92 yards), with quarterback Jacob Luke gaining 47 yards on 14 carries. After a promising gameopening drive, the Bradford offense was held to 75 yards and crossed its own 35-yard line just once. The Tornadoes received the opening kickoff and picked up one first down before Aundre Carter took a pass from Luke and turned it into a 31-yard gain to the Suwannee 36. Three plays later, though, Suwannees Trevon Crowley picked off a pass and returned it approximately 50 yards to the Bradford 23. Suwannee wasted no time taking advantage, scoring two plays later on Aaron McAllisters 20-yard run. McAllister eluded two tackles in the backfield before sprinting down the sideline for a touchdown at the 7:06 mark of the first quarter. Trevor Ross PAT put the Bulldogs up 7-0. McAllisters touchdown run was one of eight plays that netted 20 yards or more for the Bulldogs. Quarterback Steven Anderson had another of those 20-plus-yard plays on the Bulldogs next possession when he broke free for a 38-yard run to the Bradford 32. The Tornadoes were also hit with a personal foul penalty on the play, which moved Suwannee 15 yards closer to scoring. Running back Denzel Washington dragged defenders on an 11-yard run to the 6. Washington, who gained 92 yards on 10 carries, eventually scored on a 3-yard run as Suwannee built a 14-0 lead with 3:08 remaining in the first quarter. Bradfords ensuing possession showed promise. An offsides penalty on a third-down play gave the Tornadoes a first down at their own 31. Runs of 5 and 6 yards by Carter and Luke, respectively, resulted in another first down at the 42. A penalty, though, put Bradford in a longyardage situation. Luke did have a 12-yard run on third down to set up fourth-and-2 at the 50, but the Tornadoes punted. It was the last time Bradford would even come close to midfield. The Bulldogs put another score on the board before halftime when McAllister caught a pass between two defenders and turned it into a 50-yard touchdown with 1:11 left in the second quarter. Suwannees Anderson had another long run that put the Bulldogs into Bradford territory. Two consecutive offsides penalties on the Tornadoes gave later gave Suwannee first-and-5 at the Bradford 13. Bradfords defense, though, rose to the occasion. Toddreke Reed dropped Washington for a 1-yard loss on first down, followed by Carter tackling a runner for a 3-yard loss on the next play. Reed, Johnny Hernandez and Don Jeffers then combined for another tackle behind the line of scrimmage, forcing the Bulldogs to settle for Ross 35-yard field goal, which put Suwannee up 24-0 at the 8:28 mark of the third quarter. The Tornadoes did gain a first down on their first series of the half when Suwannee was flagged for roughing the punter, but penalties backed Bradford up to their own 1-yard line. A 32-yard punt from there gave the Bulldogs another prime opportunity, and they cashed in on Washingtons 33-yard touchdown run, putting the score at 31-0 with 3:22 remaining in the third quarter. A Bradford fumble was recovered by Suwannee at the Tornadoes 33-yard line, but the Bulldogs were unable to capitalize, despite having firstand-goal at the 7. 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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 Suwannee hands Tornadoes 38-0 loss Toddreke off a tackle of Dee Coleman behind the line of scrimmage. Bradford defenders Trevor Shannahan and Corey Robinson are also pictured. Union County quarterback Caleb Cox throws a pass to Franklin Williams in the House. Tigers maul Lions 60-6 BHS opens volleyball season 2-0 UCHS begins district volleyball play with 3-0 win BMS volleyball to play Baker County, too, prior to BHS football game 25-22) by Class 4A Keystone Heights on Aug. 26 in Lake Butler. Andrews had six kills and 17 digs, while Combs had seven aces and eight assists. Kish had nine digs. The Tigers played Baker County this past Tuesday and will travel to play Bell on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m. They host Branford on Monday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. before traveling to play district opponent Newberry on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. See BHS, 9B Warriors pull away from Keystone 35-14 Anton Noble breaks a 46yard run for score in the loss to West Nassau. Photo by Tonya Gibbs. See UCHS, 9B See KHHS, 10B
English, helping them with their homework. She did not teach them German school officials told her that it would confuse them and make it harder for them to learn their schoolwork. They still picked up a little, as did Perry, and all told each other liebedich I love you. Bowen still walks about a mile to work at the fitness center every morning, a feat she said takes her about 15-20 minutes. She said the first day she worked there, Shelley picked her up and drove her, and she told everyone then they didnt have to worry about her she would walk. She still walked even when her arm and wrist were broken when she tripped and fell near the post office, although daughter-in-law Shelly is always ready to drive her when needed. On a typical day, Bowen gets up and has her breakfast, then walks to the fitness center. When she is finished there, she walks back home, has lunch and watches her soap operas The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful then walks to Bradford Terrace in the late afternoon to volunteer. I go there to visit, have fun and talk, Bowen said. Ive been going there for 14 years when I started it was called Whispering Pines. When I open the door, I feel like I belong there. The people are like my family. They notice when Im late and worry about me. Im just a volunteer there, that way I get to have all the fun with no responsibility. When not at the fitness center or Bradford Terrace, Bowen said she loves to garden and grow flowers of all kinds, including one plant a few years ago that was twice as tall as she is. Bowen has no plans for changing her daily schedule. She loves what she is doing and feels that she will keep going as long as she is able. I love helping people, whether in a big way or a small, Bowen said. Sometimes all we need is for someone to take the time to listen. If I can do that, I will. She is the boss, Jenkins said. She keeps us all honest and together. This place just wouldnt work without her. Bowen said she cares about everyone she works with and that she is really the one to benefit the most from the relationships. I want to thank everyone for being my family and making me feel needed, Bowen said. Mary Allen Mary Allen HAMPTONMary Lee Allen, 91, of Hampton died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at Haven Hospice, Roberts Care Center in Palatka. She was born Oct. 15, 1922 in Starke to the late Daniel W. and Essie E. (Minton) Johnson and was a graduate of Bradford High School. Upon her retirement in 1972, she relocated to Hampton. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Hampton. She was preceded in death by: her husband of 51 years, John X. Allen and siblings, Geraldine Morgan, Dorothy Williams and Francis Broome. She is survived by: children, Glenda Gayle (Eugene) Jenkins of Keystone Heights, Steven Lee (Sara) Allen of Sacramento, California and Maija Annette (George) Michaels of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri; sister, June Haddock of Hampton; six grandchildren; seventeen greatgrandchildren; and five great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5 in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel with the viewing beginning at 10:00 a.m. Dr. J.G. Broome will be officiating and interment will follow at Kingsley Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Shiloh Youth Ranch, Inc. 10655 Roseland Road, Sebastian, FL 32958. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Clifford Bullock KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Clifford Chuck Bullock, 68, gently passed away surrounded by family and friends on Thursday, Aug. 28 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Live Oak on June 7, 1946 to his parents, the late Frankie Lee and Clifford Bullock. He spent many summers and holidays with his now late sister Betty Bass and her family at their farm in Live Oak. At a young age he moved to Jacksonville where he attended Oceanway School. He was a proud graduate of Andrew Jackson HS and North Florida Junior College where he and his devoted spouse of 45 years Tina Bullock met. A retired United States Postal worker, he loved trains, music, sports, and everything about the University of Florida Gators. He was a member of the Keystone Heights Sportsmans Club where he served as treasurer for many years, a past president of the Keystone Heights Jaycees and the Clay County Gator Club. For too many years to count in his younger days he served as the Keystone Heights Commissioner of Pop Warner Football. He also coached Baseball for the Keystone Recreation Association. He is survived by: his wife, Tina (Givens) Bullock, one great son, Christopher Bullock, daughter-inlaw Kim and his granddaughter Briley Bullock, the real love of his life. He is also survived by many loving nieces, a nephew and friends too many to name. Services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4th at the Keystone United Methodist Church at 3:30 followed by burial at the Keystone Heights Cemetery then a reception at the Keystone Heights Womans Club. Dr. Craig Moore and Dr. Tom farmer will officiate. In honor of his love for the Gators, guests are encouraged to wear orange and blue. The family has many humbled by the outpouring of love from cards, emails, texts, calls, food, and flowers. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and kindness. PAID OBITUARY Carolyn Clarke Carolyn Clarke ST. AUGUSTINE Carolyn J. Lynn (Conekin) Clarke passed gently into that goodnight Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. She was born in Jacksonville and was a North Florida native much of her working career, and retired from KHES as the Media Specialist/Librarian. She is survived by those who touched her heart and whom she loved: her children Becky, Dee and Evan; her grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; her favorite cousin; and nephews; her church family from St Anne Episcopal Church, Keystone Heights; and all of her kids from her tenure of urging others to read while working at Keystone Heights Elementary School. Carolyns quick smile, kind words and gentle spirit will not soon be forgotten by those whose hearts she touched. Her urging us to read continues and in memorial, please honor her memory by reading the fourth book of the New Testament of the Holy Bible, The Gospel of John. No memorial service is planned at this time. PAID OBITUARY Roe Crawford Roe Crawford WINDSORMr. Roe Edward Crawford, age 73, of Windsor passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 at Riverwood Health & Rehab in Starke. Mr. Crawford was born on March 29, 1941 in Lawtey to the late William Tyre and Amelia (Barker) Crawford. Prior to retirement he worked with the Alachua County Public Works as a heavy equipment mechanic. He attended Providence Methodist Church in Windsor, was a lifetime member of the NRA and was a member of the Madison Starke Perry Camp 1424 SCV (A Confederate Veterans Group that was in the movie Glory). Survivors are: his wife of 52 years, Mary Louise (Cooey) Crawford of Windsor; children, Penny Lee Crawford (Jack) Smith of Windsor, Randy Edward Crawford of Gainesville, Chris Edward (Kathy) Crawford of Mansfield, Ohio; siblings, Earl (Katie) Crawford of Jasper, Larry M. (Dorie) Crawford of Lawtey, Doris Crawford Martin of Gainesville; sister-in-laws, Barbara Crawford and Alsine Crawford both of Kingsley Lake; grandchildren, Jackie V. Smith, Jr, Daniel Wesley Smith, Dalton Lee Crawford, and Anna Crawford. The family will receive friends at the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 5 from 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 2:00 pm in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel with Brother Jason Crawford officiating. Interment will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st St, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 www. parkinson.org. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. www.jonesgallagherfh.com. 904-964-6200 PAID OBITUARY Ashton Peterson RAIFORDAshton Peterson, 17, of Raiford died Monday, Aug. 29, 2014 at Shands of UF. He was born in Mercedes, Texas on Oct. 26, 1996 to Michael Peterson and Rita Cantu Nugent. Ashton resided in Union County since 2000. He graduated from Union County High School. He is survived by: his son, Brayden Peterson of Worthington Springs; mother, Rita Cantu (Eric) Nugent of Raiford; father, Michael (Jayda) Peterson of Palatka; brothers, Andrew Peterson of Raiford and Jordan Peterson of Lake Butler; sister, Toni Cantu of Raiford; and numerous grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 4 at 5:00 pm at Archer Memorial Chapel. Burial will take place at a later date. Family invites friends for a visitation at 4:00 pm an hour prior to funeral services. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home. Anne Pipines HAMPTON Anne Lucinda Cindy Pipines, 78, passed away in Gainesville on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 after intensive health issues. Born in Paramus, New Jersey on March 19, 1936, Cindy moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1957 with her new husband, John Pipines where they worked in the restaurant business. In 1973, they relocated with their three children to Johns hometown of Ridgewood, New Jersey where they owned and operated Village Real Estate for many years. Cindy enjoyed reading, tennis and spending time with family whom she delighted with excellent meals and unwavering love. She and her husband retired to the rural and tiny North Florida town of Hampton where they enjoyed many stunning sunsets and the close-knit community of Hampton Lake. Cindy was a most devoted wife and caregiver, and she was a mother extraordinaire who tirelessly advocated, especially for mentally handicapped children. She truly was a selfless woman who put the needs of others before her own throughout her lifetime. Cindys high spirited energy, incredible humor and kind generosity will forever leave the fondest memories in every soul fortunate enough to have known her. Pre-deceased are: her loyal husband of 53 years, John George Pipines; sister, Jean Mickey; parents, William and Lenore Trinks; and treasured in-laws. She is survived by: daughter, Linda Mary Pipines and longtime acting son-in-law, David Selig of Palm Beach Gardens; son, Steven John Pipines and daughter-inlaw, Kimberly; three grandchildren, Bryan, Keanna, and Michael of Port Orange; cherished son, Michael William Pipines of St. Augustine; sisters-in-law, Barbara Pipines and Stella Pipines; and muchloved nieces and nephews. Cindy also leaves behind devoted friends considered extended family, touched forever by her memorable spirit, and her beloved little dog Trixie. Following an informal memorial later this year celebrating her fun spirit, she will rest in peace beside her husband and near her parents at Santa Fe Cemetery in Hampton. PAID OBITUARY Betty Todd STARKEBetty Jean Smith Todd, 74, of Starke, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at her daughters home in Lake Butler. She was born Sept. 27, 1939 in Starke to the late Willie and Elminey (Glover) Smith and had retired from the Bradford County School system as a cafeteria cook at the high school. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Neighbor Todd; and son, Lawrence Larry Todd. Survivors are: children, Michael (Wendy) Todd, Norma VanZant, Darlene (John) Romanio and Melissa Underhill all of Starke and Ellen Branch of North Carolina; 13 grandchildren, and 13 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were Aug. 30, in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel with Reverend Ben Bryant officiating. Interment followed at Dyal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Haven Hospice 4200 NW 90th Boulevard Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. 6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 Funeral with Burial20 Ga. 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Now, Green will be helping people in Brevard, North Carolina, at a satellite office of Hendersonvilles Blue Ridge Community Health Services. Its a smaller practice than Shands Starke Medical Group. Green will be the only physician there. She said she told her Shands colleague Dr. Carl Eason that she would be keeping his phone number on speed dial for support. Hes always good with complicated cases, Green said. Making the move now seemed like the right time, Green said, citing the fact her sons are making their transitions from elementary school to middle school, and from middle school to high school. Daughter Georgia just started college at Mercer University. It was the perfect time to make that move, Green said. It is just one more example of Green and her husband making choices with their children in mind. Greenwho also owns the Weight Place weight-loss center in Starke and has been serving as the medical director for the Bradford and Union health departmentshas never worked a full-time schedule. She saw patients two days a week at Shands Starke Medical Group. Ive always wanted to be able to juggle being a mom and working, Green said. Plus, Green has also helped out at the summer camp her children attend, acting as camp doctor during an approximate two-week period. In a sense, Green had more than one family. She enjoyed a special camaraderie with her fellow physicians at Shands Starke Medical Group that sometimes doesnt exist at other practices. We have a great time together, Green said. Were always trying to figure out some reason to meet (outside of work). We enjoy having time together. Then, there are the people of Starke and Bradford County she has met and gotten close to. Thats why even though she and her family are excited about their move, its still a little sad to leave friends behind. Weve had a wonderful time in Starke, Green said. We just have always loved the community. GREEN Continued from 2B BOWEN Continued from 1B
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Barnett, 26, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 28 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Amanda Nicole Bowman, 20, of Callahan was arrested Aug. 30 by Lawtey police during a traffic stop for possession of drugs. William Richard Bushey, 36, of Brooks, Maine, was arrested Aug. 30 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant from Monroe for probation violation on original charge of battery. Bond was set at $25,000 for the charge. David James Carter, 31, of Gainesville was arrested Aug. 26 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Kyrie Nigel Cauley, 23, of Starke was arrested Aug. 27 by Starke police for failure to appear. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Dallis Gregory Dark, 18, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 1 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana and for escape from transport to a detention facility. According to the arrest report, Dark crashed his vehicle at Southeast Ninth Avenue and S.R. 100 near Keystone. A deputy arrived and found marijuana in the vehicle, at which time Dark got a window down and jumped out the back of the vehicle in an attempt to escape. He was arrested, but later transported to Shands at UF with injuries from the accident. Cody A. Dunn, 20, of Starke was arrested Sept. 1 by Starke police for assault and larceny. According to the arrest report, Dunn and Ivy N. Akers, 19, of Starke were at the Dollar General store at Market Road in Starke. A manager observed Akers put an item in her purse and called law enforcement, closing the cash register also to delay Dunns and Akers departure. When police arrived, Dunn became belligerent and claimed he had taken everything, removing items from under his clothing and his pockets. In Akers purse, police also found several items that were taken from the store shelves. Dunn was arrested, and as he was removed from the store to be placed in a patrol car, he made numerous threats to the officer, and once placed in the car, started to kick the inside of the door until the officer pulled out her Taser. He was additionally charged with felony assault on an officer. Akers was not arrested at the store, due to her being eight months pregnant and having another small child with her. Her parents were called to the store, and she was allowed to leave with them. Police will file larceny charges against Akers through the State Attorneys Office for the incident. Jackie Edward Edmond, 64, of Starke was arrested Aug. 27 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Edmond grabbed his 21-yearold grandson by the throat and threatened to shoot him during an argument between the grandson and his mom (Edmonds daughter). The victim then went to the Kangaroo in Starke at S.R. 16 and U.S. 301 and called law enforcement. When the police arrived, they learned Edmond was walking toward the store perhaps looking for the victim after the victim received a text message from a friend. Edmond was located at the store across the street by the police and arrested for battery. He didnt have a weapon, but another witness corroborated the victims claim about the threat. Bond was set at $1,500 for the charge. Lee Verne Frazier, 52, of Starke was arrested Aug. 28 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for two charges of possession of cocaine and two charges of selling cocaine. Bond was set at $200,000 for the charges. Roger Neil Gilliam, 46, of Waldo was arrested Aug. 31 by Starke police on two charges of failure to appear. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charges. Ronald C. Goodman, 53, of Starke was arrested Aug. 31 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Justin Virgilee Gray, 31, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 30 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. Marquita Annette Griffis, 36, of Hampton was arrested Aug. 31 by Bradford deputies for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, Griffis was asked to leave the Timbuktu Lounge in Starke after trying to trade a pack of cigarettes for a drink, then laying in a hallway with her shirt open by the bathroom. The bartender called law enforcement also, fearing Griffis would get hit by a vehicle as she left walking along U.S. 301. A deputy found Griffis lying in the grass in her underwear about 30 feet off the highway near a water-filled ditch. After retrieving her purse, phone and muddy clothes, and having EMS check her out medically, the deputy arrested her and transported her to the jail. Herbert James Grimshaw, 28, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 29 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for a violation of a conditional release. No bond was allowed for the charge. Javonta Leon Hampton, 25, of Ormand Beach was arrested Aug. 29 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Hampton struck a man in the face during an argument at a gathering in the Lincoln City area of Starke. Ryan Hewitt, 21, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 30 by the Florida Highway Patrol for driving under the influence. Anthony Lee Hodges, 35, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 30 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for contempt of court. No bond was allowed for the charge. Cameron Jenkins, 19, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 29 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for criminal mischiefproperty damage of more than $1,000. According to the arrest report, Jenkins and several others purchased eggs in late June and rode around Starke egging vehicles and causing some minor damage to one vehicle. After finding the carton of eggs and tracing their purchase back to Walmart, police were able to identify the suspects and issued warrants for their arrests. Bond was set at $5,000 for Jenkins charge. Tonya Denis Keeler, 38, of Melrose was arrested Aug. 27 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana. Parviele Lashay Lee, 30, of Starke was arrested Aug. 27 by Bradford deputies on warrants for two charges of possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a specified area, for distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a specified area and for selling cocaine. Bond was set at $150,000 for the charges. Ashley Danielle Lee, 27, of Keystone Heights and Katie Marie Sherwood, 30, of Keystone Heights were arrested Aug. 28 by Bradford deputies for larceny, possession of marijuana, possession of new legend drugs without a prescription and possession of drug equipment. According to the arrest report, Lee and Sherwood were at the Aviss Attic thrift store on S.R. 100 when the owner observed the two women putting items into their purses and then leaving the store to empty the items in their vehicle. Once she confronted the two women, one pulled out a $1.99 item and tried to pay for it. The owner had called law enforcement, and when the deputy arrived, he found items in the vehicle totaling approximately $100 in value, plus the women had clothes on from the storeunder the clothes they came in with. A search of their purses and the vehicle also turned up the illegal drugs and drug equipment. The women were arrested and transported to the Bradford jail, where female staff recovered jeans, shorts, underwear and a Florida Gators button from the store when the two were undressed and searched. Bond for Lee was set at $2,000 for her charges, while it was set at $1,000 for Sherwoods charges. Rickey Lloyd Martin, 33, of Starke was arrested Aug. 26 by Bradford deputies for sexual assault on a victim under 12 years of age and lewd lascivious behaviormolestation of a victim under 12 years of age. Bond was set at $2,000,000 for the charges. (See the Telegraph front page for complete story.) Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union
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kind with an explosive 60-yard rushing touchdown by Durn. The extra point put the Tigers up 33-6. Johnson was injured during the Tigers next possession and was helped off the field as he was holding up his left leg. He returned to the sideline under his own power early in the third quarter to watch the rest of the game. As of press time, Pruitt was unsure on whether or not Johnson would be available to play on Friday. At the start of the second half, the Tigers James Ford and Casey Driggers took turns beating up on the Lions. The Tigers scored on their first possession of the second half after Durn ran in for a touchdown after a short screen pass from Cox. The quarterbacks pass to Williams secured a two-point conversion attempt, putting Union up 41-6 with 9:37 to go in the third quarter. Things were looking ugly for the Lions, and the Tigers were not done yet. Union County worked the ball down the field with several first downs, thanks to Durn and Robinson, who gained 18 yards on a play to put the Tigers in Lions territory. A few downs later, Dylan Durrance was knocked down and had to be helped off the field. Pruitt said Durrance sustained a broken leg. Robinson then scored on a 15yard run. The extra point was no good, but the Tigers were up 47-6 at the end of the third quarter. Even throughout the fourth quarter, Union continued to pound away at Potters House. The Lions fumbled the kickoff return, and the Tigers recovered, putting the ball on the Potters House 24-yard line. Driggers ran for 12 yards, and then Dairon Alexander ran it twice to put in the end zone with a 5-yard run. Tyler McDavids successful extra-point attempt put the Tigers up 54-6and theyd still score once again. Potters House went threeand-out yet again, thanks to some good defense by Lee, who used his height to thwart some pass attempts. The Tigers wrapped up the game with a 41-yard rushing touchdown by Alexander. Cox knew it was good and the game was done as he walked toward the sideline even before Alexander crossed the goal line. A blocked extra-point attempt still gave the Tigers a 60-6 win over the Lions in this one-sided, big-cat fight. Pruitt wanted to air the ball out more with his new spread offense, and it showed in this seasoning opener. We did some good things there, Pruitt said. He liked seeing his teams well-balanced approach play out. I think every running back scored, and I think a couple receivers scoredagain, thats what weve got to be. Union hosts Class 4A West Nassau on Friday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. West Nassau is coming off of a 35-14 win over Keystone Heights. In last years matchup, the Tigers scored all of their points in the final quarter to defeat West Nassau 13-10. Hankerson pulled down an interception in the end zone. Reed was in on at least seven tackles that resulted in lost yardage. Im not usually a coach who talks about individual guys, but that guy had a heck of a game, Green said. He had a heck of a game for us. Toddrekes just a junior. We look for big things out of him. He disrupts our offense during practice. We can hardly run plays against him. I think Suwannee got a little taste of him tonight. The Bulldogs would find the end zone again before the night was over when Jerry Holliman scored on a 14-yard run with 5:58 remaining in the game. It was a tough way to open the season, but Green said it was good to see a team that features a lot of young players keep playing hard until the final whistle. What we were wanting from our kids was to see them gel together, work hard together and keep their chins up through adversity, Green said. We saw some of that tonight. Were extremely proud of their effort. Bradford hosts another Class 5A team this Friday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. when longtime rival Baker County comes to town. The Wildcats, who defeated the Tornadoes 43-6 last year, are coming off of a 20-6 loss to St. Augustine. Bradford Randall Rufus Prevatt, 49, of Lawtey was arrested Sept. 1 by Bradford deputies for aggravated assault with a weapon. According to the arrest report, Prevatt was at Lost Valley Campground in Starke and was intoxicated and involved in an argument with a female victim. He pulled out a knife and threatened to cut her, then threatened to hit her with a gallon liquor bottle he was holding. He threatened to cut her again before law enforcement arrived. The deputy noted in the report that the victim and a witness both seemed intoxicated also. Perry L. Richardson, 46, of Starke was arrested Aug. 29 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for withholding child support. He was transported from the Nassau County jail to the Bradford jail. Bond was set at $2,623 for the charge. Rebecca Lynn Shelton, 40, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 1 by Bradford deputies for three charges of battery. According to the arrest report, Shelton and her boyfriend were drinking and got into an altercation after he asked her to move out of his home in the Keystone area. Shelton started hitting the victim with her hand and scratching him across his arm. She also hit and scratched another man who tried to break up the altercation, and hit her boyfriends daughter during the same incident. She also threw objects in the home and tried to break her boyfriends vehicle windows, according to the report. Jakeal Damon Simmons, 20, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 2 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for criminal mischief property damage. According to the arrest report, Simmons and several others purchased eggs in late June and rode around Starke, egging vehicles and causing some minor damage to one vehicle. After finding the carton of eggs and tracing their purchase back to Walmart, police were able to identify the suspects and issued warrants for their arrests. Bond was set at $5,000 for Simmons charge. Paul Raymond Smith, 41, of Starke was arrested Aug. 29 by Bradford deputies for producing marijuana, possession of marijuana over 20 grams and possession of drug equipment. According to the arrest report, a search warrant was obtained for Smiths residence on Southeast 109 th Street outside of Hampton, where they found 17 marijuana plants growing in a shed equipped with grow lights and air conditioning. Inside the residence, they found another marijuana plant, a scale and other equipment used in producing marijuana, along with two glass jars containing approximately 30 grams of marijuana. A loaded .357 handgun was also found in the home. Smith was called at his place of employment in Gainesville, and he agreed to meet with law enforcement when he got back to Starke. He admitted that all of the items found during the search of the home were his, and he was arrested and transported to jail. Bond was set at $15,000 for the charges. Anthony Tyson, 18, of Starke was arrested Aug. 29 by Starke police for criminal mischief property damage. According to the arrest report, Tyson and several others purchased eggs in late June and rode around Starke, egging vehicles and causing some minor damage to one vehicle. After finding the carton of eggs and tracing their purchase back to Walmart, police were able to identify the suspects and issued warrants for their arrests. Bond was set at $5,000 for Tysons charge. Keystone/Melrose Joseph Altstatt, 51, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 28 by Clay deputies for lewd and lascivious battery. According to the Clay County Sheriffs Office, the defendant is the husband of a retired detention deputy. The office declined to release additional details, citing Florida law. Cory Brander, 33, of Keystone Heights was arrested Sept. 1 by Clay deputies for possession of drug paraphernalia. Jason Ronald Broome, 38, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 30 by Putnam deputies for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Cassie Freeman, 26, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 31 by Clay deputies for possession of not more than 20 grams of cannabis. Demetric Johnson, 37, of Starke was arrested Aug. 31 by Clay deputies for DUI. Union Melissa Nichole Wyman, 33, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 27 by Union deputies for fraudillegal use of credit cards to obtain goods of $300 or more. According to the arrest report, Wyman obtained a credit card fraudulently using her mothers name and information, and then made purchases of more than $2,000 on the card. The victim only found out about the card when the credit card company contacted her about the charges and payment. Bond was set at $25,000 for the charge. A 16-year-old male from Raiford was arrested Aug. 28 by Union deputies for felony criminal mischiefproperty damage and felony fire weaponthrowing a deadly missile into a structure. According to the arrest report, the juvenile threw large rocks and a knife through numerous windows and screens at the Raiford Community Center, causing an estimated damage between $1,200 and $1,300. The juvenile had told his mother the day before he was going to commit a crime so he wouldnt have to stay at home, but when asked by the deputy why he broke all the windows, the juvenile just shrugged his shoulders, according to the report. He was arrested and transported to jail, with a copy of the report sent to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Ricardo Valladolid, 50, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 31 by Union deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. David Rex Hart, 61, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 29 by Union deputies for felony aggravated assaultwith deadly weapon without intent to kill. According to the arrest report, Hart confronted several kids for throwing things at his window and waking him up. The kids father said Hart threatened to beat up the kids, and then threatened to beat him up, according to the report. The father said Hart then pulled a knife out and charged at him several times. Hart was arrested and transported to jail. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B Save the Date! Watson School of Real Estate is coming to Keystone Heights!Class starts October 21st!Register Today atJoinWatson.comor Call904.596.5950Start your career with the industry leader today! t Crime t Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union BHS Continued from 5B UCHS Continued from 5B
did not know who her real father was, but Kiser told her, I will adopt you into my family, and you can call me Dad always. Thats the very reason I stand here honored to call you my dad, Fayson said. Kids have been a big part of Kisers life as he and his wife, Cassandra, have been foster parents to many. Judge Elzie Sanders spoke of that compassion for others, saying Kiser was a perfect example of the commandment to love your neighbor as yourself, as espoused by Jesus. Sanders saw it when Kiser worked in the courthouse, taking the time to counsel others or render any assistance they needed through the legal process. It was out of love and respect for his fellow man, Sanders said. Sanders said Kiser also exemplified the commandment to love God with all your heart. If theres any man that follows that commandment, its Joe Kiser, Sanders said. Capt. Barry Warren of the Starke Police Department said Kiser has certainly been an inspiration to him through daily scripture Kiser shares with others via Facebook. Every morning, Im guaranteed my daily worship, Warren said. Whether Im taking the time for it or not, Joes taking the time to share it with me. Ive loved you for that all these years, and I will always love you. Chandler said Kiser proved what a godly man he was during 2004 when he ran for the District 1 Bradford County Commission seat against Chandler. Chandler, who still occupies the District 1 seat, said Kiser was so nice throughout the campaign that he felt like Kiser was trying to let him win. He would always treat you with respect, Chandler said. Hes the only candidate Ive run against that we actually had a great relationship and great conversations. I salute him for being that kind of a man, Chandler added. All in attendance at the recognition witnessed Kisers love for God. When the honoree finally addressed the crowd, his message was simple: God is good, and God is able. Kiser spoke of the health issues hes had to deal with, specifically mentioning the multiple heart attacks hes survived and the fact that diabetes and elevated blood pressure have ceased to be problems. God has been good to me, Kiser said. Kiser talked of the blessing of his Facebook ministry and how his prayer warriors have made an impact in peoples lives. He told of one incident in which a man contacted him about his daughter, who was in the hospital and declared brain dead by doctors. In the mans words, the doctors had given up on her, but less than two days after asking for prayers on Facebook, the womans condition improved tremendously. The Prayer Warriors attacked that prayer, Kiser said, adding, God is good. In essence, the recognition for one man here on earth proved to be an opportunity to glorify God, whether it was the sharing of scripture by several people, the praise dance by Jimmy Soldchyld Hankerson or the uplifting music by the True Vine Ministry Singers. As master of ceremonies Kevin McBride put it, if people werent there at the recognition that Sunday morning, theyd be in church saying amen anyway. Brother Kiser, this is your appreciation program, McBride said, but as you can see, the Holy Spirit just moved it to a new level. Also speaking at the event were Hines, Ernest Chestnut, Austin McLeod and Waldo Mayor Louie Davis. in the first period. West Nassau quarterback Colton Paliana completed the drive with a 1-yard surge. The Indians then appeared to take the lead again when Noble returned a punt 80 yards for a score. However, a clipping penalty negated the touchdown, and the Indians took possession on the Warriors 25. Harvin then salvaged 18 yards from a busted play, taking the ball to the 7, but a muffed snap and a missed field-goal attempt snuffed out the scoring threat. Keystones center-quarterback exchange remained a problem for the Indians throughout the game, with Harvin having to dive for the football five times. Keystone head coach Chuck Dickinson pinned some of the blame for the bobbled snaps on himself, saying he moved the teams regular center to another spot on the offensive line and made other personnel changes from tackle to tackle to get better matchups against West Nassau. The two teams remained tied at seven apiece until nine seconds remained in the first half. As time ran past the 10-second mark, Paliana threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Jackson. After Ayden Havener added the extra point, the home team took a 14-7 lead into the half. The Warriors came out strong after intermission, taking three and a half minutes to drive 80 yards on eight plays to take a 21-7 lead. Running back Davion Dubose finished the effort with a 25-yard run, and Havener added the PAT. Keystone then answered with a 73-yard drive of its own, featuring Noble, who darted and drove on carries of 8, 3, 3 and 11 yards before going down with the ankle injury. The Warriors carried a sevenpoint lead into the final 12 minutes of the game, but to start the fourth quarter, West Nassau completed a 10-play drive it started in the third quarter. Dubose scored on a 10-yard run, and Havener added the extra point to boost West Nassaus lead to 28-14. Immediately following the kickoff, which landed in the end zone for a touchback, Keystones snapping problems struck again, with Harvin diving after the ball. However, this time, West Nassau came up with the recovery and took possession on the Indians 20. They then marched down to the Keystone 8, where on thirdand-goal, they lined up in a spread formation. Paliana took the snap and sprinted straight up the middle for the games final touchdown and a 35-14 final score. After the game, Dickinson summarized the contest as one of missed opportunities. We had opportunities offensively, he said. We were inside their 15 three times and didnt get any points. I thought our kids competed tonight, he added. We just cant make mistakes. Penalties hurt the Indians, particularly in the first half. In addition to Nobles negated punt return, an interception was nullified by a pass interference call. Keystone next hosts Wildwood on Friday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Wildwood is coming off of a 63-0 loss to South Sumter. 10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 www. CaptainsPartyRentals .com Bounce Houses W ater Slides Dunk Tanks Trackless Train 904-364-6128 KHHS Continued from 5B Health and Life Insurance, Retirement Plans and more. 904-568-1645 KISER Continued from 3B 964-(8473)13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) Tires Wheels Vehicle Accessories Golf Carts & Parts Jo es Tires starting at: Ernest Chestnut shared Romans 13:7at the recognition for Joe Kiser. Jimmy Soldchyld Hankerson performs a praise dance. The True Vine Ministry Singers, including Ree McNeal (pictured), performed several uplifting songs. Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith presents an award of excellence to Joe Kiser for his tireless efforts in serving the community as a deputy, a Christian and a pastor.
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