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PAGE 1 Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 352-473-2210 Fax 352-473-2210 Worth Noting USPS 114-170 — Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, March 5, 2015 42 nd Year — 44 th Issue — 75 CENTS City upgrades moon tree display Miss KHHS hopefuls entertain during talent competition Family Dollar looking to relocate Keystone store BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, March 5 Family Dollar has submitted a site plan to the City of Keystone Heights, proposing to build a new store at the corner of Cargo Way and S.R. 21, across Cargo Way from CVS Pharmacy. The new outlet would replace the discount retailer’s existing store at the Keystone Village Square. A request from the chain for a variance to the city’s parking rules is on the agenda for tonight’s Keystone Heights City Council meeting. Family Dollar’s site plan for its new building proposes 35 parking spaces for the site. However, Keystone’s zoning rules require 41 spaces. Rence Jones, Real Estate Manager for the Charlotte, North Carolina-based chain, wrote in a letter to the council that 35 spaces will be adequate for the new store. “A strong percentage of Family Dollar’s typical customer base is comprised of families living within a close proximity to the store,” Jones wrote. “As such, many of our patrons find it convenient to either walk or ride bicycles to and from our stores, in addition to arriving by automobile.” Jones added that the new store would not likely have more than 18-22 spaces occupied at a time, even during peak hours. Keystone Heights City Manager Terry Suggs said the parking variance is the first of several hurdles the company must clear in order to build the new store. With over 8,000 locations, Family Dollar is the secondlargest discount variety store in the country, following Dollar General. In January, Family Dollar shareholders approved a $9.7 billion purchase of the company by Dollar Tree. In 2012, Keystone’s Dollar General relocated from South Lawrence Boulevard to Green Way. Deputies: home intruder fell asleep on victim’s couch BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, March 3 Clay County deputies arrested a Lawtey man after he broke into a Keystone Heights home, fell asleep on the victim’s couch and punched the victim in the mouth, according to an arrest report. Deputies charged Joshua Bruce Norris, 26, with assault and battery during a burglary. According to an arrest report, a Keystone Heights homeowner discovered an unknown intruder asleep on the homeowner’s couch around 3:42 a.m. on Feb. 26. After first refusing to leave the residence, the intruder, later identified as Norris, then demanded money from the victim. When the homeowner said he had no cash, Norris hit him in the mouth, and the victim ran outside. Norris chased the man, who doubled back to his home, locked the doors and called the sheriff’s office. Deputies searched the area and found Norris around 5 a.m., at the Kangaroo Express located at the corner of S.R. 100 and C.R. 214. Norris Joan Jones stands by upgrades to the Moon Tree memorial, including a new kiosk information box. For more photos and a story about the city’s rededication of its moon tree, see page 4A. 29th Annual Community Interdenominational Lenten Services March 11, noon Everyone is welcome. Lunch is provided by the host church each Wednesday during Lent and is served at noon, followed by music from local talent and dynamic messages from local ministers. Freewill offerings will be accepted for the meals provided. March 11, Community Church of Keystone Heights, Speaker: Pastor Terry Robertson of Faith Presbyterian Church, Music: Bound to Soar Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry Friday, March 6, 4:30 to 7 p.m. St. William Catholic Church. Proceeds benefit Lake Area Ministries and the ESE Department at Keystone Heights High School. Dinners cost $8.50 and may be eaten in the church hall or taken out. American Heritage Girls Pancake Breakfast Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m. The local chapter of the American Heritage Girls, chartered by Friendship Bible Church in Keystone Heights, will be holding a silent auction, vendor event and pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. until noon. The event will be in the Friendship Bible Church parking lot and fellowship hall located at the corner of Orchid Avenue and S.R. 21. Money raised will be to help the girls pay for summer camp or to attend AHG’s 20th Anniversary National Convention held in Anderson, Indiana later this summer. Tickets for the pancake breakfast are $3 each and can be purchased at the door. Children, aged 3 and under, eat for free. Melrose Library Association Presentation of “A Land Remembered” Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m. The Melrose Library Association, in conjunction with the annual Al Burt Literary Festival, will welcome Rick Smith, son of the late, awardwinning author, Patrick D. Smith, to present a multimedia program in period costume about his father, author of “A Land Remembered.” This novel won the Florida Historical Society’s Tebeau Prize as the Most Outstanding Historical Novel. In 1996, Patrick Smith was named a Florida Ambassador of the Arts, an honor given each year to someone who has made significant contributions to Florida cultural growth. The presentation, a visual storytelling of old Florida with videos, photos, and music, is about his father and the Contestants for the Miss KHHS Scholarship Pageant sang, danced, spoke and played during the pageant’s talent competition on Feb. 28. The pageant concludes this Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Pictured is Miss KHHS 2014, Moriah Combass, reprising her talent from last year’s pageant: a monologue entitled “Meg’s World.” For more on the 2015 Miss KHHS talent competition, see page 5A. Woman’s Club started in 1924 March is Clay County History Month Photo courtesy of the Keystone Heights Heritage Commission BY TINA BULLOCK Woman’s Club of Keystone Heights On Jan. 1, 1924, the first and only Woman’s Club of Keystone Heights was organized. The land was donated by the Lawrence Developing Company with a 20 by 30-foot building constructed on site. When the facility became too small just one year later, plans for a new building were made and with a lot purchased from the Community Church a larger building was constructed. For 37 years, this facility was also used as a community center. The first president of the club was Mrs. F.M. Walrath who served from 1924-1928. She served five more times after that as well. In 1958, the club joined the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs. See CLUB, 2A See LAND, 2A


2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, March 5, 2015 352-473-5394Mention this Ad & Get 10% OFF7021 SR 21 N. Keystone Hts We are your All types of paint & body work All Insurance Claims FREE Estimates 352-473-5394 All Insurance Claims FREE EstimatesMention this Ad & Get 10% OFF7021 SR 21 N. Keystone Hts We are your All types of paint & body work All Insurance Claims FREE Estimates Lake Region MonitorUSPS 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, PublisherSubscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six monthsEditor: Dan Hildebran Sports Editor: 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 BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Feb. 28 Around 60 people gathered on a lawn between city hall and the Keystone Heights Library to commemorate one of Keystone Height’s most unique assets: a sycamore tree grown from a seed that orbited the moon in 1971. Former Garden Club President Joan Jones and City Councilman Steve Hart led a ceremony of city officials and leaders who played key roles in bringing the tree to the Lake Region. Jones credited the city’s public works department for upgrading the memorial around the tree, including a new kiosk information box, solar-lighted fencing and improvements to the footing around the granite memorial with river rock and artificial flowers. “This tree was sent to the moon 44 years ago,” she said, “so we are celebrating the anniversary of that. We are also celebrating the planting of the tree, which was 31 years ago.” Hart, filling in for Mayor Tony Brown, who was on a business trip, thanked Jones for the time she put into the rededication ceremony. Incoming City Councilman Dan Lewandowski gave the crowd a detailed history of the tree, including its trip to the moon, along with around 500 other seeds. He said that after returning to earth, the seed went to the US Forest Service southern station in Gulfport, Mississippi for germination. The seedling then spent several years at the University of Florida for further growth and study. Lake Region locals Leona Terry and Bob Byrnes brought the tree to Keystone. Byrnes spoke during the rededication service. Lewandowski said one moon tree remains in Gainesville, however university officials do not publicize its location to protect it from vandalism. “Today, out of those 500 seeds, NASA can only figure out where about 120 of them are,” he said. Aleece Pickering, Sofia Jolley and Elena Jolley read a poem about the tree, written by Tina Bullock, president of the Lake Region Kiwanis Club. Chris Jolley, who notified NASA of the Keystone tree’s existence, told his story of discovering the American sycamore next to the library and getting it listed in David R. Williams’ book: “The Moon Trees.” Carol Golden sings “What a Wonderful World,” accompanied by Dave Golden. City Manager Terry Suggs and incoming City Councilman Dan Lewandowski. Bob Byrnes talks about bringing the moon tree to Keystone Heights. Also pictured is City Councilman Steve Hart. Elena Jolley reads a poem about the moon tree written by Kiwanis President Tina (L-r) Bradley Perkins, Noah Beckham, Cera Anderson and Ethan Horton serve on the Color Guard. The approximately 60 attendees join Carol Golden in singing the national anthem. City rededicates moon tree In 1962, tragedy struck the club when it was destroyed by a fire which also housed the first public library in Keystone Heights. In 1968, a contract for a new building was made with Triest Construction Company on a lot donated by H.T. Williams and Charles Oliver. The lot had been the site of the Chautauqua Opera House. In 1968, the new clubhouse was dedicated. In January of 1974, the club celebrated its 50th Anniversary and then in 1999 its 75th. On June 9th the Club received a proclamation from the City of Keystone Heights for its 90 years of service. The club is now in its 91st year and is the oldest community organization in town. At our March 17th meeting we will have a display of our history. We invite the public to stop by at 11:30 to see the display and join us for lunch. CLUB Continued from 1A experiences that enabled him to write timeless stories of Florida pioneers, the Seminoles, migrant workers, cowboys, and others who were the settlers of our state. This program is made possible by a local family trust and will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church parish hall on S.R. 26 in Melrose (across from Heritage Park) on March 7 at 2:00 p.m. Doors open at 1:15. Come early for a good seat. Garden Club of the Lakes Monthly meeting Thursday, March 12, 10 a.m. The Garden Club of the Lakes will host Care Valleau from Green Cove Springs at its next meeting on March 12 at 10 a.m. Valleau will demonstrate how to make planters using the hydrotufa method. Members and guests can make two, 4 x 6 inch planters. The cost is $5 to cover materials. Valleau will also have planters for sale. Prices will vary depending on size. The planters are wonderful gifts and are great for succulent gardens and small plants. The Garden Club of the Lakes meets at Faith Presbyterian Church in Midway, at S.R. 21 and Southeast C.R. 21B. LAND Continued from 1A


Melrose’s 8th Annual Open Air Arts Public viewing days: Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception and art sale: Saturday, March 21, 6-9 p.m. More than 50 local and regional artists will participate in a marathon of creativity in and around historic Melrose in March to capture in their artwork the town’s charming architecture and lush natural landscapes in the 8th Annual Open Air Arts. The public is invited to watch and listen on Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. as participating artists, working live on-site in various mediums, tackle some of the challenges of working outdoors, such as changing light and dynamic weather conditions. As they work, artists also will share glimpses of their creative process with visitors. Artist demonstrations will be given in Heritage Park and at other sites in the Melrose area throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. As part of the festivities this year, a new event, the Quick Draw, will be introduced on Sunday, March 15. This singular event is open to anyone with their own art supplies for a $10 entry fee. The two-hour event will have artists all creating together in one group from 2-4 p.m. in Heritage Park, selling their work directly to the public and competing for cash prizes. Be sure to return the following weekend for the Open Air Arts Reception and Art Sale on Saturday, March 21 from 6-9 p.m. The public is invited to meet the artists, view and purchase completed artworks at four participating galleries in Melrose. An exclusive Patron’s Award Reception, from 4 6 p.m., for pre-purchase sales commitments, will give attendees first choice of the artworks offered for sale. This week-long, outdoor event, which is free and open to the public, was founded by and is hosted and produced by the artist’s cooperative at Melrose Bay Art Gallery. Other Melrose art galleries, Artisan’s Way, Gallery 26, and the Melrose Art and Cultural Center, are also participating in the event. Proceeds from art sales will support these galleries and keep the arts alive and thriving in Melrose. Melrose Woman’s Club Annual Yard, Book and Bake Sale Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday is $1-a -Bag Day. Thursday, March 5, 2015 Lake Region Monitor 3A By Appointment (352) 478-5613“Where grooming is not only our profession it is our passion” PediatricsWE ARE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSand welcome all insurance companies and self-payments445 S. 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Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made to any matter considered at such hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceeding for such purpose. He or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, a person deciding to appeal any deci sion made by the Board with respect to any matter con sidered at the meeting or at any subsequent meeting to which the Board has contin ued its deliberations is ad vised that such person will need a record of all proceed ings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of all proceedings is made, which must include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Amer icans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to partic ipate in this matter should contact the City of Keystone Heights City Manager by mail at Post Office Box 420, Key stone Heights, Florida 32656, or by telephone at number (352) 473-4807, no later than five (5) days prior to the hear ing or proceeding for which this notice has been given. 3/5 1tchg-LRM LEGALS Knights of Columbus launch Lenten Fish Fries The Knights of Columbus started their annual Lenten Fish Fries in February at St. William Catholic Church in Keystone Heights. The Friday afternoon events run through High School. Picture are volunteers (l-r) Mary Kozel, Joe Kozel, Mike Ackerman, Rick Sturdiband, Maggie Legasse, Roland Legasse, Joseph Califano and Larry Cox. Culinary students assist 100-milers Members of the Keystone Heights High School Culinary Arts Department served food during the Iron Horse 100mile marathon in February. The students prepared and served food to the runners, competing on the Palatkato-Lake Butler State Trail around Florahome. Pictured are (l-r) Jared Harrison, Ashlin Harper and Allison Scherer. Friendship Bible Church The Joy of Access Sunday, March 15 Friendship Bible Church Missions Conference. Guest Speakers, Rev. Jim Baker, Rev. Larry and Mrs. Huddleston. Begins March 15th at 10:30am. March 16, International Dinner at 6:00pm (Iraqi and Eastern European covered dish meal) March 18, Street Market and Caf (in fellowship hall), March 19 Rev. Jim Baker to speak at young adult meeting. For more information call 352-473-2713.


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Lowery enjoys playing basketball, running, art, attending church, mission trips and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys cooking and baking as well as cosmetology. Lowery plans to attend Liberty University and earn a degree in nursing as well as missions. She plans a career working with needy children in third-world countries. Autumn Lynn Bell is the daughter of Jake and Rebecca Young of Keystone Heights. She is a member of the Key Club as well as Future Farmers of America. Bell enjoys dancing, working, and spending time with her friends and family. She plans to attend Florida Gulf Coast University and major in nursing. She plans to continue her education with a degree in business. Bell hopes to start a nonprofit organization, benefiting individuals in the United States as well as thirdworld countries. Kiley Erin Dannels is the daughter of Stephen and Karrie Burton of Keystone Heights. She enjoys shopping, singing, painting and spending time with her family and friends. Dannels plans to attend the University of Florida’s physical therapy program. Her dream is to become a physical therapist. Kameron Shay Starling is the daughter of Shay and Nancy Starling of Keystone Heights. She is a member of the KHHS varsity cheerleading squad where she serves as captain. She also is a member of the National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars and All-2-All Student Ministry. She is dual-enrolled at Santa Fe College. Starling is employed at Johnny’s Barbecue and Catering. She enjoys cheering her Keystone Indians on, reading, spending time with her friends and family, tailgating at Gator football games, and praising Jesus Christ though music. Starling plans to graduate from high school with an Associate in Arts Degree, then attend the University of Florida’s College of Nursing. She wants to start a career as a registered nurse, specializing in neonatal nursing or in labor and delivery. She looks forward to watching miracles happen everyday. Racheal Ann Carr is the daughter of Leonard and the late Louise Carr of Keystone Heights. She is a member of the KHHS Varsity Cheerleading Squad, the Math Honor Society and the National Honor Society. She also is a dual-enrolled student at Santa Fe College. Carr enjoys cooking baking cookies, arts and crafts, reading mystery books, cheerleading and spending time with her friends and nieces and nephews. She plans to attend the University of Central Florida and major in forensic science. Keirstin Blaze Marney is the daughter of Ian and Melissa Marney of Keystone Heights. She is a member of Future Farmers of America and is a dual-enrolled student at Santa Fe College. She is also a member of the KHHS Varsity Girls’ Softball Team. Marney enjoys playing softball and the art of tie-dying. She plans to attend the University of South Florida and study marine biology. One day, she hopes to start a career as a marine biologist. Miriah Suzanne Maxwell is the daughter of Mark and Lori Maxwell of Keystone Heights. She is a member of the Key Club, the volleyball and flag football teams and serves as treasurer of the junior class. She also is an active member of the First Baptist Church in Keystone Heights. Maxwell enjoys shopping, baking, singing and spending time with her friends. She plans to play volleyball at the collegiate level and pursue a career as a dental hygienist. Caroline Hope Dixon is the daughter of Mike and Joelle Dixon of Keystone Heights. She is a member of the cross country team as well as the girls’ soccer team. She is a dualenrolled student at Santa Fe College. Dixon enjoys playing soccer, riding horses, reading fictional book series and spending time with her loved ones. She plans to graduate with an AA degree and continue her education at either the University of West Florida or Florida Gulf Coast University. She wants to earn a bachelor’s degree and travel all over the world, living an adventurous life. Hannah Virginia Wacha is the daughter of Darren and Michelle Wacha of Keystone Heights. She is the captain of the KHHS Dance Team, the president of the Key Club and is a junior class representative. She also is a member of the National Honor Society, the Math Honor Society, and the French Honor Society. Wacha also serves as a member of the Dance Company of Gainesville as well as Chance to Dance. She recently became an alternate for the Clay Electric Cooperative Youth Tour trip to Washington and is in the Lowery Bell Dannels Starling Carr Marney Wilson Kendrick Wacha Dixon Maxwell See KHHS, 5A


application process for the American Legion’s Auxiliary Girl’s State Conference in Tallahassee. Wacha enjoys playing the piano, taking ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary dance classes as well as traveling and hiking. She plans to double major in International Business and Political Science. She would like to attend the University of Florida’s Law School and become an attorney. Katelyn Elise Kendrick is the daughter of Brian and Tracey Kendrick of Keystone Heights. She is a member of the Key Club where she serves as vice president. She is an active member of the youth group and the youth band at Keystone United Methodist Church. Kendrick enjoys singing, playing the guitar and the piano, helping others with the Key club and participating with the KHHS Drama Club. She plans to attend the University of North Florida and study psychology. One day she hopes to enjoy a career as a child psychologist. Alyssa Evangelina Wilson is the daughter of Brian and Angelina Wilson of Keystone Heights. She is a member of the varsity girls’ basketball team, the National Honor Society and is a dual enrolled student at Santa Fe College. She judges and coaches gymnastics and mentors young girls. Wilson enjoys art, both painting and drawing, piano playing, ice skating, water activities, gymnastics and learning about child psychology. She plans to attend the University of Florida to pursue a Master’s degree in speech pathology while waiting to be accepted into medical school to become a dentist. After becoming a dentist, she wants to save funds to be used in the mission field. Thursday, March 5, 2015 Lake Region Monitor 5A Autumn Bell performing the monologue, “Wrong and Ready.” Miss KHHS 2014, Moriah Combass, performing the monologue, “Meg’s World.” Kiley Dannels singing “To Make You Feel My Love.” Most Talented, 2014 Abby Darty singing “My Favorite Things.” Caroline Dixon performing the monologue, “Rag Doll.” Katelyn Kendrick singing “How Great Thou Art.” Marah Lowery dancing with sign language to “Worn.” Keirstin Marney playing “Taps” on the trumpet. Miriah Maxwell singing “Popular.” Hannah Wacha dancing “Kitri Variation” from “Don Quixote en Pointe.” Kameron Starling performing the cheer dance, “Shake it Off.” Alyssa Wilson, after completing her artistic illusion. Racheal Carr performing the monologue, “Barbie.” Miss KHHS Talent Competition KHHS Continued from 4A


6A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, March 5, 2015 Dine. Shop. Buy.L OCALLY SUPPOR T STRENGTHEN BUILD OUR COMMUNITY Benefit Local Civic & Community GroupsOur community merchants support local Civic, Educational, Student and School Activities including: Band Football Pop Warner Baseball Softball Tennis Golf Student Clubs FFA KRA 4-H Scouting Groups & Explorers Churches, Church Groups & Events Senior Citizens Organizations Food Banks Health & Wellness Programs Veterans Groups, Organizations & Events When local businesses do well, so do students and local organizations which help build and strengthen the fabric of our community. Your local merchant wants to help support these community groups and activities, but they need your support in order to continue. Fulfill your family’s wants and needs by buying locally! Invest in your own community by supporting local businesses.Build Communities’ Economic FoundationsSupporting local small businesses including restaurants, goods and services means investing in our present and our future : Keep money in the neighborhood. Locally owned businesses recirculate 70% more money back into their own local community than big box chain stores and restaurants. Embrace what makes us unique. Where we shop, eat, work, play and hang out makes our communities home. If we wanted to live someplace that was like everywhere else, we wouldn’t be living in this region of Florida. Get better service. In a local business you know the person behind the counter and they know you. They have a deeper understanding of the products and services they are selling and they take the time to serve their customers. Create & keep good jobs. Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and account for the vast majority of job growth. Growing local businesses mean more jobs for residents and more taxes to invest in our own communities, churches, schools and groups. MEETING TUESDAY MARCH 10 , 2015 7p.m.**** FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Santa Fe Audubon Annual Meeting Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m. Santa Fe Audubon will hold its 7th Annual Meeting, Pot Luck Supper, and Program on Tuesday evening, March 10, 6:30 pm, at Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall, 204 SR 26, in Melrose. Following the pot luck supper, Dr. Dick Franz will present a program entitled “North Florida Snakes.” Dr. Franz is a herpetologist, but is also well-known as an expert on a wide range of Florida’s wildlife species. Much of his work was done at the Ordway Preserve near Melrose. During his over 40-year tenure at UF, he helped to develop the renowned FL Museum of Natural History to its current stature. He is currently involved in the restoration of Palatka’s historic water works, as well as research into the travels of William Bartram from the St. Johns River to Paynes Prairie. Florida’s geography, climate, and variety of habitats supports the richest concentration of reptiles of any state in the U.S. Forty-five species of snakes can be found in north Florida. Dr. Franz will share his vast knowledge of these special animals. Keystone Heights Heritage Commission Oral History Expert Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m. The Keystone Heights Heritage Commission is kickingoff its new oral history program to preserve living memories of the community. In conjunction with Clay History Month, the Commission is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Ortiz, Director of the UF Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, will speak to the public at the Lake Geneva Beach Pavilion on Saturday, March 14th at 2pm. Refreshments will be served. Dr. Ortiz, also an Associate Professor of History at the University of Florida, is the current President of the Oral History Association. He received his Ph.D. in History from Duke University in 2000. He writes frequently for the popular press and has been interviewed by ABC News, the Washington Post and the BBC to name a few. His latest work is entitled: “Our Separate Struggles are Really One: African American and Latino History,” to be published by Beacon Press as part of its ReVisioning American History Series. Dr. Ortiz currently directs the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program in Gainesville. The Program is named for its founder, a prominent scholar of Florida history and a pioneer in the field of oral history in the United States. It collects oral histories with the purpose of preserving eyewitness accounts of economic, social, political, religious and intellectual life in Florida and the South. So far the Program has gathered more than 5300 interviews, making it one of the largest oral history archives in the United States. Major projects have focused on Florida county-specific history, military and women’s history, business and economic development, water and environmental policy, WWII, SEC, Sports and University of Florida history. On March 14th, Dr. Ortiz will speak to residents of Keystone Heights about the importance of oral histories for the sake of current and future generations. Keystone Heights is a relatively new town, developed in the mid1920s to attract winter residents to North Central Florida’s Lake District. The planned community was platted and created by civil engineers from Pennsylvania and still boasts dozens of its original homes. Many of its older residents can recall its earliest settlers. The site for the lecture is the Keystone Heights Beach Pavilion, one of the town’s first structures, built in 1924. The Keystone Heights Heritage Commission plans to restore the Pavilion in time for the City’s 100th anniversary in 2025. For additional information, contact LaDonna Hart at 352.281.8237. Melrose Library Paws to Read featuring Clyde the Wonder Dog Friday, March 13, 4 p.m. The Melrose Public Library is excited to welcome back Clyde the Wonder Dog for the Paws to Read program. Clyde will return on Friday, March 13th at 4 p.m., children will be able to read books to Clyde. Clyde is a trained therapy dog and has experience at hospitals and nursing homes. He is warm, furry, and loves stories! Children are encouraged to give him a treat after they finish reading. Although large in size, Clyde is very gentle and gives little kisses. Children and their caretakers should plan to arrive early so that the children can choose their book before Clyde arrives. He is very popular with the young and the young-atheart. The young-at-heart will have an opportunity to visit Clyde after the children finish reading with him. Clyde’s visit ends promptly at 5:30 p.m. Clyde is a special breed called the Leonberger. Despite their large size and lion-like appearance, they are calm, gentle, sweet, and great for children. Leonbergers make excellent therapy dogs, and Clyde is top-notch with his training and experience! For more information about this breed (or to discover other dog breeds) visit the American Kennel Club’s website: http://www.akc. org/breeds/leonberger/index. cfm. Bring the whole family for this free and fun Putnam County Library Program. The library is located at 312 Wynnwood Avenue (behind the post office) in Melrose. For more information call the library at (352) 475-1237. Also, check out the Library System’s new website, www.funinputnam. com, for the full event calendar for all branches, as well as many other resources. Friendship Bible Church March Madness Saturday, March 14 Fourth Annual March Madness 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament. To sign up please visit (main page) Friendship Bible Church 352-473-2713. Friends of the Keystone Library Book Sale Fundraiser Saturday March 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the library come on out! Veterans Memorial Pathway Brick sales Through April 15 The Veterans Memorial Pathway is selling memorial veterans bricks now through April 15. Bricks ordered before the deadline will be installed in time for the May 25 Memorial Day ceremony. Please mail your order to P.O. Box 595, Keystone Heights, FL., 32656. Make a check payable to Veterans Memorial Pathway. The cost is $35 per brick for 1821 characters per line, including spaces for personal information. Call Joan Jones at 904-894-8411 for more information at any time. You may also pick up order forms at the Keystone Heights City Hall on Lawrence Boulevard. If you are looking for a beautiful gift to give your veteran, whether passed away, still in service or retired, these engraved bricks make an everlasting gift for a birthday, anniversary or other occasion. Melrose Library Association Melrose Folks by Kirsten Engstrom Throughout March The Melrose Public Library is excited to announce that we will be displaying the works of Kirsten Engstrom in our display case for the month of March. Ms. Engstrom started out working as a model for an art class—the students would sculpt her out of clay. Although she initially was afraid that she “had no talent”, witnessing the metamorphoses in clay changed her mind and she signed up for a class in clay. The clay figures Kirsten creates reflect her ever-present personal involvement in everything she does. There is a quality in her work that moves people to touch into their own joy and beauty; it is this interactive quality that makes her work unique and fun. Kirsten has even observed children talking to my sculptures, insisting, “They are alive”. Kirsten lived, worked, and exhibited in Spain for 20 years and directed an art gallery and school in Palma de Mallorca, Spain in the early 80’s. Her happy, hope-filled sculptures range from 2” to 17’ and are made of reinforced concrete and high fire clay. Each piece takes 2 weeks or more, 3 days of which are spent firing them in a kiln. My work can be seen locally, nationally and internationally. Visit the Melrose Public Library and enjoy Ms. Engstrom’s works for yourself; they will be on display in the case until April 1st, 2015. Clay County Agricultural Fair Contests Hey Clay County, have you always wanted to enter something in the fair, but didn’t know how? Well, it’s easier than you think. The 29th Annual Clay County Agricultural Fair invites adults and children to enter the many contests: 4-H , FFA or open shows. All of the competitive exhibits information and entry forms are listed in the exhibitors’ handbook on our website at www.claycountyfair. org Share your talent and you could win ribbons, rosettes, money, plaques, or trophies. Our popular Hay Bale Decorating Contest for groups or clubs has a pre-registration requirement and a cutoff date of March 10.


BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer George Pierce has done a lot in life, but a recent honor bestowed upon him by the Boy Scouts of America may stand as one of his top accomplishments. Pierce, who served as Bradford County judge from 1981 until 1994, was presented with the Distinguished Citizen Award at the Boy Scouts of America Starke American Values Dinner, which was held Feb. 26 at the National Guard armory in Starke. “This is the greatest privilege I believe I’ve ever had,” Pierce said. Prior to serving as Bradford County judge, Pierce served as an attorney and prosecutor for Bradford County, attorney for the Bradford County School Board and the attorney for all four cities (Starke, Brooker, Hampton and Lawtey) in Bradford County at the same time. As an Air Force staff sergeant from 1949 until 1952, Pierce earned numerous honors, including the Korean Service Medal (with four Bronze Battle Stars), Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Distinguished Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Sharp Shooter Medal. American Values Dinner host committee member Terry Vaughan, in introducing Pierce, said numerous terms could be used to describe Pierce, but perhaps it was best to say, “He’s a great American.” “An honoree of this event is someone who has provided exemplary service to his community, while demonstrating character and integrity along the way,” Vaughan said. “George certainly fills the bill. He has always epitomized the motto, ‘Service above Self.’” Helping him establish a foundation in the early part of his life was the Boy Scouts of America. As a teenager in Live Oak, Pierce attained the rank of Star Scout—the third highest rank a Scout can attain. Pierce remembered his time in the Scouts, proudly recounting how they always said the pledge of allegiance, read and studied the Bible, and put into practice these words of Jesus: “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” “I look back, and I look over the years at what all the Boy Scouts have done—they have completely changed many lives in the United States,” Pierce said. “I was so proud to be Star Scout.” This was the second annual Starke American Values Dinner, with Lennard Register receiving last year’s Distinguished Citizen Award. Register passed away shortly after last year’s dinner. Vaughan announced that a plaque had been created in Register’s honor with the following inscription: “The Boy Scouts Event raises more than $10,000 for the Boy Scouts of America-North Florida Council Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, March 5, 2015 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It’s almost time to bark for joy—the 65 th annual Bradford County Fair opens Tuesday, March 10, at 5 p.m. With the them of “Barkin’ in the Barnyard,” this year’s fair runs daily through Sunday, March 15. Midway hours are 5-11 p.m. March 10-13, 1 p.m.midnight on Saturday, March 14, and 1-9 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. General admission is $5 for adults and $3 for school students (grades 1-12). Ages 5 and under are admitted free. Fair admission passes, which are good for every day of the fair, are available for $15 each. From 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on opening night, admission is free with the donation of a nonperishable food item for the Bradford County Food Pantry. Admission does not cover the cost of rides. With music, rides and “marvelous mutts,” it’s sure to be a doggone good time. ‘Marvelous Mutts’ to entertain every day The Marvelous Mutts, a group of rescue dogs that have been trained to perform feats of agility, will perform each day on the midway, appearing at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, and Wednesday, March 11, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13, at 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, and at 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. Musical entertainment returns for 3 nights After last year’s fair, manager Laura Theus posted a question on Facebook asking people what they liked and didn’t like about the fair. There was an overwhelming response in favor of bringing musical performances back to the midway stage. Therefore, this year’s fair will feature Gospel Night—a staple of past years’ fairs—on Thursday, March 12, sponsored by Davis Express. The Backwood Boys will perform at 6:30 p.m., followed by Crossfire Warriors Pierce honored by Boy Scouts at American Values Dinner Judge George Pierce was presented with this year’s Distinguished Citizen Award at the Feb. 26 Boy Scouts of America Starke American Values Dinner. Pictured (l-r) are Jack Sears (Scout executive/CEO for the North Florida Council), Pierce’s wife, Gladys, Pierce, Jeff Oody (dinner chairman) and (foreground) Webelos Cub Scout Christopher Linfors. See SCOUTS, 6B See FAIR, 2B 65th Bradford County Fair offers music, mutts and more The event’s keynote speaker, Bunny Martin, is a yo-yo world champion, magician, humorist and motivational speaker. Martin (left) shows off his yo-yo skills, using honoree George Pierce’s son, Rob, as a “volunteer.”


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Jackson Fri 8:00 Sat 5:10, 8:10 Sun 5:15 CLOSED Mon–Thurs Fri 7:00, 9:20 Sat 5:00, 8:00 Sun 4:45, 7:10 CLOSED Mon–ThursKevin Costner in Disney’s NOW SHOWING BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer The names of Santa Fe College’s past Woman of Distinction honorees adorn one of the walls at the college and includes Leveda Brown, the person who gave recently retired Eighth Judicial Circuit judge Phyllis M. Rosier her first job out of college. Now, Rosier’s name will join that of the woman who has meant so much to her. Rosier has been named one of this year’s Women of Distinction and will be honored Tuesday, March 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Hall at Santa Fe’s northwest campus in Gainesville. “I wasn’t prepared for it at all,” Rosier said, adding, “I’m very honored.” Rosier will join Phoebe Cade Miles and Bessie Jackson as 2015 honorees, along with Woman of Promise Deja McPhee. When this year’s honorees met last month at the college, Rosier took note of the names of past Women of Distinction and saw one that caught her eye—Leveda Brown. Before she went to law school, Rosier graduated from the University of Florida with a sociology major and was given her first job by Brown at what was then Florida’s Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. “I don’t think she ever realized how much she meant to me— that she took a chance on a young, wet-behind-the-ears kid,” Rosier said. “When I graduated undergrad from college, jobs were hard to come by.” What stood out about Brown was her ability to stay calm and do what needed to be done at what was a “very tough job.” “She was an administrator in an agency that never had enough money and, at that time, had unqualified people doing jobs they weren’t suited for,” Rosier said, adding, “Ms. Brown, no matter what the crisis was, just always seemed to be able to handle it. That was the time our society was very much in flux—a lot of challenges with families changing, people not being conscientious about work habits and so forth.” Rosier described Brown as a “trailblazer” at that time, and that’s exactly how Rosier is described in a Santa Fe College Woman of Distinction press release, which noted that Rosier was the first female assistant state attorney in the Third Judicial Circuit. That fact was something she never really thought much about at the time. It may not have been common—or easy—for a woman to choose a career in law at that time, but Rosier, who graduated with her law degree in 1981, simply made her mind up that that’s what she wanted to do, and she did it. “One of my assets—which is also one of my bad things—is I don’t ever know when to quit,” Rosier said. “It’s hard for me to give up on anything once I’ve started it.” Rosier was still working for HRS when she made the decision to go to law school, though at that time she was working and living in Lake City. She supervised a new unit that combined juvenile services and probation officers with HRS. As Rosier put it, the job “threw me into the court system and started me thinking about going to law school.” She was accepted at UF and thus began a long commute between Lake City and Gainesville. That wasn’t easy, but Rosier was determined to stick it out and get through school as quickly as possible. Taking a break in her studies was never a thought. “I drove 100 miles a day,” Rosier said. “I went straight through because I was afraid if I stopped going, I would not go back. It was really grueling. Just the commute was the equivalent of a part-time job.” When one of the state attorneys she knew in Live Oak became state attorney for the Third Judicial Circuit, he hired Rosier as that district’s first female assistant state attorney. Rosier said she went to work with a bunch of men, but she knew how to hold her own. That came from growing up with her siblings. “The thing is, I was the youngest in a group of six children, which included two mean, older brothers,” Rosier said. “I could pretty much fend for myself. When I got picked on, I learned to get even real easily.” One thing Rosier said she would not tolerate in her working environment was the use of profanities. That wasn’t too much of a problem with the prosecutors she worked with. Their boss was the deacon in a Baptist church. The same couldn’t be said for some of the investigators, but Rosier said, “They learned very quickly I didn’t put up with any trash.” Still, Rosier kind of had to prove herself to the men. “Some of the prosecutors had to go out to death scenes to decide whether or not an autopsy had to be performed,” Rosier said. “Some of the prosecutors, such as Len Register, who’s from Bradford County, would make sure I got to go to some of the goriest scenes. “I always disappointed them because I had a very strong stomach, and I didn’t lose my lunch. Thank the Lord.” Rosier was also a trailblazer in that she helped start the Guardian ad Litem program in the Third Circuit. The program advocates in court for the best interests of abused, abandoned and neglected children. “When I first started out prosecuting crimes against children, I really was a forerunner in that area in north Florida,” Rosier said. “I was the one who had the child on my lap and comforted the child.” Therefore, when efforts began to start the Guardian ad Litem program in the Third Circuit, Rosier offered her help. She also eventually served on the board of the Guardian ad Litem program in the Eighth Circuit. Rosier, who worked pro bono in that capacity for seven or eight years, makes a joke about that program getting rid of her. “I kiddingly tell people I’m the only person I know who was fired from a volunteer job,” she said. “They obtained the money necessary to have a paid attorney, so they got rid of me.” In all seriousness, helping youth has been a part of Rosier’s makeup. Besides her involvement with Guardian ad Litem, she helped start a nonprofit organization in Columbia County that worked with that county’s sheriff’s office Judge Rosier honored as Santa Fe Woman of Distinction Judge Phyllis M. Rosier (right), pictured at her December retirement reception at the Starke Golf and Country Club with Lucy Montford, has been named a 2015 Santa Fe College Woman of Distinction. at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14, bring a pair of favorites locally and beyond. The Ben Carter Band will perform at 7 p.m. on March 13, while Clark Hill, which just recently joined forces with H2H Management of Nashville, will perform at 7 p.m. on March 14. Riding the midway If you love to go on the rides, then opening night is sure to appeal to you as unlimited-ride armbands can be purchased for $12 each as part of “TwelveBuck Tuesday.” With the exception of opening night, unlimited-ride armbands can be purchased for $18 on the midway during the week and for $25 on Saturday, March 14. (March 14 purchase must be from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m.) Armband coupons may be purchased in advance at a discount of $15 each. They may be used during any day, but one coupon is good for only one day. Advance armband coupons may be purchased at the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce, Community State Bank in Starke and Lake Butler, Images Hair Salon, Lawtey City Hall and Lake Butler Hospital. Thursday, March 12, is Dollar Day. All rides are only $1. Sunday, March 15, is Family Day. Unlimited rides are included as part of the $10 general admission. For those not purchasing armbands, ride tickets are available for purchase on the midway for $1 each, with rides requiring 2-5 tickets. Kids Corner Those children who don’t meet the height requirements for rides will still be able to enjoy themselves at the fair with the addition of the Capital City Bank Kids Corner—a 30-by-30-foot tent on the midway that will feature various toys and activities for event the littlest members of families visiting the fair. Senior Citizen Day Senior Citizen Day— sponsored by Community State Bank and the Tourist Development Council—is Wednesday, March 11, from noon until 2 p.m. Senior citizens will be treated to a free chickenand-rice lunch with dessert. Besides providing lunch, Senior Citizen Day offers the opportunity to tour the buildings and displays before the fair opens to the public. The Backwood Boys will also give a performance, while the Bradford County Health Department will offer health screenings. Shows and events The Bradford-Union Swine Association’s 4-H and FFA swine show will take place Tuesday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. The awards show will be Friday, March 13, at 6 p.m., with the auction to follow. The Bradford-Union Cattlemen Association’s 4-H and FFA steer show is Wednesday March 11, at 6 p.m., followed by the beef breed show on Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. The breed and steer awards will be presented on Saturday, March 14, at 4 p.m., with the auction to follow. Other notable events on Friday, March 13, include the 4-H and FFA livestock judging contest at 8:30 a.m. and the BradfordUnion Swine Association buyers’ dinner at 5 p.m. On Saturday, March 14, the 4-H strawberry pie contest and auction will be held at 12:15 p.m., while the Sunburst Beauty Pageant will be at 1 p.m. The Bradford-Union Cattlemen Association buyers’ dinner is at 3 p.m., while the strawberry auction will be held following the breed and steer auction. Prior to the start of the fair, the 4-H table-setting contest will be held Friday, March 6, at 4 p.m. The 4-H youth goat show will be held on Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m. For more information on the fair, please visit the website This website also includes a link to the fair’s Facebook page. You may also call the fair office at 904-964-5252. FAIR Continued from 1B See ROSIER, 6B


BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer J.T. Griffis and Clay Hicks placed second and third, respectively, while Dustin Lariscey and Jordan Luke each placed fourth, giving the Bradford High School wrestling team four who will move on to regional competition after this past weekend’s District 4-1A meet at The Bolles School in Jacksonville. The top four in each weight class earned the right to move on to the Region 1 meet, which will be held Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, at Godby High School in Tallahassee. Griffis, a junior who advanced to the state finals last year, won his first two matches by a 14-7 decision and a 13-1 major decision before being pinned by Bishop Kenny’s Nick Toney in the championship match. “I’m pretty pleased,” Griffis said, noting that Toney is a twotime state qualifier. Griffis, who wrestled in the 113 class last year, said the road to state is a lot tougher in this year’s 126 class. If he gets the chance to move on, he said, “It’s going to feel really good.” Hicks, a senior in the 145 class, pinned Mark Harrington of Wolfson before getting pinned by Nicholas DiGregorio of Menendez. Hicks then pinned Kolton Kimbrell of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in 30 seconds to set up a rematch against Harrington in the third-place match. Hicks took the second matchup as well, defeating Harrington 5-4. “It feels pretty good,” Hicks said about the chance to move on. Hicks said he has improved through the course of the season just from going against Griffis in practice. By the time the district meet rolled around, Hicks said he was confident of his ability. Now, if he moves on to state, he said, “That would feel really good.” Bradford coach Bryce Archer said the efforts put fort by Griffis and Hicks at the district meet were to be expected, as both are team captains. “They are unquestionably the leaders of this team,” Archer said. Archer admitted a couple of wrestlers he thought would advance didn’t, saying, “Such is wrestling. We just roll with the punches and move forward.” He gets to move forward with not only a pair of team captains, but with Lariscey, a senior who is in his first full year of wrestling, and Luke, a freshman. Lariscey was pinned in the second round of the 132 class after a first-round bye. He bounced back, pinning Tyre Singleton of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in 27 seconds before getting pinned by University Christian’s Derrick Stumph in 4:20 in the third-place match. Though his previous experience prior to this season was wrestling two to three months during his sophomore year, Lariscey was confident going into the district meet— so confident that he was a little disappointed in his performance, though still pleased he’s advancing. “I felt pride that I was moving on to regionals,” Lariscey said, “but I thought I could’ve done better at districts.” Since this is his last season of wrestling, qualifying for state would be a good feeling for Lariscey. He’s working hard to do just that. “I’m putting everything I got into it,” he said. Archer said it wouldn’t surprise him if Lariscey goes to state. “He’s put in the work, and it’s really paying off for him,” Archer said. “He’s starting to peak at the right time.” Luke actually had only three other competitors in the 285 class, so he was able to advance with a couple of byes and get to the third-place match, where he was pinned by Episcopal’s Travis Williams. Step It Up—a national com pany designed to help connect high school football players and college coaches from all over— was in Gainesville recently for an Exposure Camp, and several running back prospects stood out, including Charles Strong of Bradford County. Strong, a 6-1.5, 207-pound freshman at P.K. Yonge, was named the MVP of the running back group. He’s a very talented big back who ran a 4.4/shuttle and threw the power toss 41 feet. He’s built like a college running back already. He ran for over 600 yards as a freshman this past season, and he’ll likely emerge as one of the state’s top 2018 running back prospects over the next few months. He has a very bright future ahead of him and will likely become a major college prospect down the road. Union County High School junior running back Antwan Durn also turned in a strong performance and looks to have a college future. Durn (5-9/166) ran for over 900 yards and 13 touchdowns this past season. He’s a talented class of 2016 player who tested well. Strong named MVP, Durn also recognized at Step It Up camp D. Mosley Trucking Inc. will host a golf tournament Friday, March 27, at the Starke Golf and Country Club to benefit the Relay for Life. The tournament will tee off at 1 p.m., following lunch at noon. A cake auction will also follow lunch. The tournament format is team scrambler with shotgun start. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. The cost is $50 per player as part of a four-person team. Hole sponsorships are also available for $150. For more information, please call 904-966-3729. The Whitehead family reunion is Sunday, March 15, in Lake Butler at the Community Center at Lakeside Park. Eating begins at 12:30 p.m., with socializing anytime beforehand. Thursday, March 5, 2015 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANServing the area for 25 years. THERAPEUTIC MASSAGEAVAILABLE “Modern methods with old-fashioned concern.” Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back PainBack & Neck Pain Clinic Austen and Jenna Roberts of Lake Butler are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Ava Jean Roberts. Ava was born on Jan. 2 nd at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20 inches long. Maternal Grandparents are Cathy and Barry Sams of Lake Butler. Paternal Grandparents are Avery and Twyla Roberts of Lake Butler. Paternal Greatgrandmother is Linda Boles of Keystone Heights. Paternal Great Great-Grandmother is Jessie Kembro of Lake Butler. Birth: Ava Jean Roberts The reunion for family of Albert S. Crosby is Saturday, March 7, at the National Guard armory on Edwards Road in Starke. Fellowship begins at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 12:15. Please bring food. Crosby family reunion is March 7 Whitehead family reunion is March 15 Army Pvt. Demarcus D. Robinson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and Robinson graduates from basic training at Ft. Jackson The fourth annual Murphy’s Law Bass Tournament, which benefits the Bradford-KeystoneUnion Relay for Life, is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, beginning at safe light and launching from the Little Lake Santa Fe boat ramp. A guaranteed minimum of $1,000 is the first-place prize. There will be food, a 50/50 drawing and chance drawings for fishing items following the 3 p.m. weigh-in. The entry fee is $70, plus an optional $10 for the big-fish pot. For more information, search for th annual Murphy’s Law Bass Tournament Page” on Facebook. To pre-register, call Brooks Morrell at 719-491-8476 or Kris Kadlec at 904-364-6668. Morrell started the tournament in 2012 in honor of fellow Starke Police Department officer Sgt. Stephen Murphy, who was then diagnosed with kidney cancer. Murphy not only beat that cancer, but beat leukemia as a child. Fish and help at March 7 Murphy’s Law tournament D. Mosley Trucking golf tournament Relay for Life practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Robinson is the ward of Temika Hampton of Starke. Charles Strong 4 BHS wrestlers move on to regional meet Bradford High School wrestlers (l-r) Jordan Luke, Dustin Lariscey, J.T. Griffis and Clay Hicks have qualified for the Region 1-1A meet. See WRESTLE, 6B


The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union and Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Tina Loretta Bailey, 51, of Starke was arrested Feb. 26 by Starke police for trespassing. According to the arrest report, Bailey was already trespassed from the Kangaroo at S.R. 16 and U.S. 301 when an officer observed her at the store and arrested her. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. Amber L. Beverly, 20, of Starke and Albert Leo Whitmore, 28, of Starke were arrested March 2 by Bradford deputies on warrants for cruelty toward a child–abuse that causes great bodily harm or disability. According to the warrant affidavit, Beverly took her and Whitmore’s 3-month-old child to Shands on Feb. 16 with a leg fracture. Shands personnel notified the Florida Department of Children and Families about the injury after concerns about the explanation of how the injury occurred. After DCF and BCSO investigators interviewed Beverly and Whitmore about their child and the care of the child, a warrant was issued for their arrest. Both Beverly and Whitmore admitted to the investigator they were rough in handling the child, and that they get angry with the child sometimes due to the child crying or needing a diaper change. Bond was set at $100,000 for both Beverly and Whitmore for the charge. Brittany Nicole Black, 24, of Thomasville, Alabama, was arrested Feb. 26 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Stewart Osborn Blong, 23, of Jacksonville was arrested Feb. 25 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for withholding child support. Bond was set at $300 for the charge. Patricia Denise Bradley, 31, of Starke was arrested Feb. 26 by Starke police for disorderly conduct. According to the arrest report, an officer observed Bradley and a male standing on the sidewalk on Colley Road with their shirts off, with Bradley exposing her breasts. Both appeared extremely intoxicated and appeared to be holding each other up when the officer stopped. Bradley was arrested, with bond set at $3,000 for the charge. John Michael Brown, 20, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 28 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana and for two charges of possession of drug equipment. Justin Michael Buchler, 31, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 25 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of synthetic narcotics and for possession of opium or derivative. Bond was set at $50,000 for the charges. Kristopher Edward Cline, 25, of Starke was arrested Feb. 28 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, the victim—a 47-year-old female—was visiting a residence where Cline and several other people reside. When Cline saw the woman, he became upset she was there and started arguing with her before pushing her down off the porch and to the ground. The victim was not hurt, but Cline was arrested and transported to jail. Melissa Marie Shirley Crosby, 44, of Jacksonville was arrested Feb. 28 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving under the influence. Thomas L. Darling, 55, of Middleburg was arrested March 2 by Starke police during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked and possession of marijuana. James Daniel Dean, 42, of Lawtey was arrested Feb. 26 by Lawtey police during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked and on two charges of possession of drugs– controlled substance without a prescription. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charges. Emily Marie Dewitt, 45, of Starke was arrested March 1 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving under the influence. Dominic Rafael Didasa, 35, of Hampton was arrested Feb. 27 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Didasa was verbally arguing with his wife when her 13-yearold daughter entered the room to ask them to stop arguing. Didasa then yelled at the daughter and closed the door on her, but when she came back out of the room, Didasa grabbed her by the throat and shoved her back into the room. Law enforcement was then called, and Didasa was arrested and transported to jail. Bruce Bernard Donley, 22, of Melrose was arrested Feb. 27 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for lewd and lascivious behavior– victim age 12 to 16. According to the warrant affidavit, Donley had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female in September or October of 2013. Approximately a year later, in September 2014, the father of the victim went to the sheriff’s office to file a complaint after finding out about the relationship. Donley denied the relationship after being questioned by an investigator, but a search of Facebook postings and photos between the victim and Donley led investigators to file charges against Donley in September. He was transported to the Bradford jail on the lewd and lascivious charge from the Alachua County Jail on Feb. 27 of this year. Bond was set at $60,000 for the charge. John Lee Eichler, 21, of Englewood was arrested Feb. 28 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana and for possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $300 for the charges. Gregory Garth Fieseler, 36, of Starke was arrested Feb. 24 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant from Clay for contempt of court on original charge of possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $1,006 for the charge. Ricky Elijah Gainey, 58, of Starke was arrested Feb. 25 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $100,000 for the charge. Samantha Jo Grover, 24, of Starke was arrested Feb. 27 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for fraud and on an out-ofcounty warrant from Clay for probation violation. According to the warrant affidavit, Grover and another person used a stolen EBT card to make purchases at Winn Dixie and the Sunshine One Stop store in October 2014 totaling over $300. Bond was set at $1,000 for the fraud charge, with no bond allowed for the Clay County probation violation charge. Charles Henderson, 56, of Lawtey was arrested Feb. 26 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $100,000 for the charge. Diane Lee Hendricks, 47, of Starke was arrested Feb. 25 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for withholding child support. Bond was set at $306 for the charge. Godfrey Hercules, 19, was arrested Feb. 26 by Lawtey police on an out-of-county warrant. Bond was set at $6,000 for the charge. Donald Link Hill, 41, of Starke was arrested Feb. 24 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for four charges of possession of cocaine. Bond was set at $500,000 for the charges. Larae R. Huff, 39, of Hampton was arrested March 2 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. No bond was allowed for the charges. Tyrise D. Jackson, 20, of Lawtey was arrested March 2 by Bradford deputies for trespassing. According to the arrest report, Jackson went to a residence he had been trespassed from several weeks ago. The resident called the law, and a deputy found Jackson at the back door of the house and arrested him. Demetric Tefaro Johnson, 37, of Starke was arrested Feb. 24 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Florence Erica Keye, 34, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 25 by Starke police for failure to appear. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. Justin Aaron Korth, 32, of Hampton was arrested Feb. 27 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Jason Calvin Lovell, 34, of Hampton was arrested Feb. 25 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for withholding child support. Bond was set at $540 for the charge. Kenneth Robert Marlo, 22, of Jacksonville was arrested Feb. 26 by Starke police during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. 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That says a whole lot for the way the leaders of Union County are thinking and the principals that they are trying to instill in their children across the “river”. If you look below there are a total of seven (7) “supporters” of Bradford County youth representing themselves at last year’s Bradford/Union swine show and sale. Of those Seven (7) only four (4) are Bradford County residents/business’, and one (1) of those business’ has storefronts in both Bradford and Union Counties. To keep you from counting Union County had seventeen (17) supporters. These numbers seem a little off to me. Bradford County has a census population of 27,049 residents, and Union County has 15,212 residents. That is just over half of the population of Bradford County. There should be almost twice as many supporters for these kids. Folks, this is our future business owners, service members, community leaders, preachers, doctors, political figures, etc;. We are not doing a good job of leading by example. Let’s step up Bradford County and show these kids how proud we are of the hard work they do! Feel free to contact me with questions or comments. Michael McKenzie (904)769-6770/ Excerpt from a letter from the Bradford Union Swine Association dated June 21, 2014: ACROSS THE BOARD ADD-ON FOR THE 2014 FAIR ALL PIGS: Jackson Building Supply -Starke Crawford’s Custom Meats -Lake Butler BUSA Lake Butler BRADFORD COUNTY: James Gaskins – Starke Shatto Heating & Air Lake Butler Bradford Farm Bureau Starke Bradford Co. Courthouse Officials – Lawtey UNION COUNTY: Jeremy & Kellie Connell Lake Butler Henry & Brenda Whitehead Lake Butler Lancin & Penny Hersey Lake Butler Williams LP Gas Lake Butler, Shatto Heating & Air Lake Butler Sheriff Brad & Jennifer Whitehead Lake Butler Spires IGA Lake Butler John & Janet Harrison Lake Butler Nannette’s Wedding & Party Rentals, LLC Lake Butler Union Co. School Board Lake Butler Union Co. Constitutional Officers -Lake Butler Bruce & Kelly Dukes Worthington Springs Andrews Site Prep Lake Butler Willie & Laura Croft Lake Butler Michael McKenzie Time for Bradford County to step up and support youth at the fair t Crime t Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union


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The police were called, and the officer noted Kuhr smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage when she was asked to step outside for questioning. Kuhr refused to cooperate and was arrested and transported to jail. Bond was set at $11,000 for the charges. Shawn Aymara Martin, 43, of Starke was arrested March 2 by Starke police for trespassing. Bond was set at $7,500 for the charge. Brittney Christine McIntosh, 24, of Lawtey was arrested Feb. 24 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of synthetic narcotics and selling synthetic narcotics. Bond was set at $50,000 for the charges. Melody Lynne McLeod, 35, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 1 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. David Mitchell McSpadden, 47, of Starke was arrested Feb. 28 by Bradford deputies for fleeing/eluding law enforcement at high rate of speed, resisting an officer, possession of marijuana, driving under the influence and driving while license suspended or revoked–habitual offender. According to the arrest report, deputies were called by McSpadden’s brother Saturday evening around 9 p.m. warning them that McSpadden was heading to his girlfriend’s home in the south part of the county and intended to kill her and anyone else in the residence. A deputy spotted McSpadden in his white truck on S.R. 100 East near the intersection of C.R. 100A, several miles south of Starke. When the deputy pulled up by McSpadden, who was parked on the side of the road, he yelled to the deputy that someone pulled a gun on him and then sped away on S.R. 100, heading toward Starke. McSpadden continued into Starke, going over 60 mph next to Southside Elementary and then running the stop sign at the intersection of Water and Call streets. He was clocked doing 63 mph down Water Street next to Wainwright Park before turning left on S.R.16 and passing several cars that were stopped due to a passing train. Another deputy tried to stop McSpadden on the other side of the tracks, but he turned down the side of the tracks, hitting a switch box and damaging it during the turn. McSpadden continued several hundred yards before he stopped, got out of the truck and ran into the woods next to the tracks. Deputies tracked him with a K9 until they found him in a tree near Thompson and Herlong streets. McSpadden resisted the officers’ efforts to handcuff him and later refused to submit to DUI testing at the jail. He smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage when arrested, according to the report. A search of his pockets revealed marijuana, a razor knife and a folding buck pocketknife. Train traffic had to be shut down for several hours by CSX as they repaired the switch damaged by McSpadden’s truck, with the damage estimated to be at least $5,000. Bond was set at $110,000 for the charges against McSpadden. George Wayne Miller, 53, of Worthington Springs was arrested March 2 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Robert John Odom, 53, of Hampton was arrested Feb. 24 by Bradford deputies on warrants for two charges of possession of cocaine and for two charges of distribution of synthetic narcotics. While he was being arrested on the warrant charges, a search of his pants pocket revealed a keychain that contained an oxycodone pill. Odom was additionally charged with possession of drugs– controlled substance without a prescription. Bond was set at $275,000 for the charges. Leon Lafeyette Pinner, 67, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 1 by Bradford deputies for battery and for obstructing justice. According to the arrest report, Pinner and his wife were in a verbal argument when he began to scream and throw things around the house. Pinner then threatened to get his gun and kill his wife. At this point, the victim called 911, but Pinner saw her on the phone and grabbed her forcefully on the arm—causing a laceration—and took the phone from her. Pinner didn’t hang the phone up, so dispatch was able to hear the argument as law enforcement was dispatched to the home. Pinner was arrested when the deputy arrived and transported to jail. Bond was set at $2,500 for the charge. Demetria Qua’neal Slocum, 25, of Orange Park was arrested Feb. 27 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $1,500 for the charge. Austin Michael Smith, 18, of Starke was arrested March 1 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving under the influence. Susan Rehberg Smith, 52, of Starke was arrested March 2 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for two charges of possession of synthetic narcotics–with intent to sell or deliver. Bond was set at $50,000 for the charges. David Maynard Tyson, 36, of Starke was arrested Feb. 24 by Starke police on an out-of-county warrant from Levy for probation violation on original charge of driving under the influence. No bond was allowed for the charge. Charley Cecil White, 22, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 2 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Amy Cheree’ Wright, 18, of Starke was arrested Feb. 26 by Starke police during a traffic stop for operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Keystone/Melrose Joshua Bruce Norris, 26, of Lawtey was arrested Feb. 26 by Clay deputies for assault and battery during a burglary. According to an arrest report, a Keystone Heights homeowner discovered an unknown intruder asleep on the homeowner’s couch at 3:42 a.m. After first refusing to leave the residence, the intruder—later identified as Norris—then demanded money from the victim. When the homeowner said he had no cash, Norris hit him in the mouth, and the victim ran outside. Norris chased the man, who doubled back to his home, locked the doors and called the sheriff’s office. Deputies searched the area and found Norris around 5 a.m. at the Kangaroo Express located at the corner of S.R. 100 and C.R. 214. Robert Reinbold, 29, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 28 by Clay deputies for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Reonna Thompson, 23, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 24 by Clay deputies for an out-of-county warrant. Union Mary Rachel Draper, 21, of Jacksonville was arrested Feb. 26 by Union deputies for probation violation. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. Audrey Fuller Graham, 36, of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 24 by Union deputies during a traffic stop for possession of drugs– crack cocaine and possession of narcotic equipment. Bond was set at $12,500 for the charges. Carol Parrish Miller, 50, of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 26 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Miller was drinking liquor at her home when she became intoxicated and started acting erratically. When her stepson refused to purchase cocaine for her after several requests, she flipped a pool table in the home and threatened to kill herself by jumping off a countertop in the kitchen. When the stepson refused to get Miller her car keys from her husband, she attacked him, punching him in the nose and slapping him in the face before pushing him into a pantry. When deputies arrived, Miller had left the home, but was found walking on S.R. 238 several minutes later and arrested. Diana Lynn Milton, 21, of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 27 by Union deputies on a warrant for selling opium or derivative, possession of drugs–controlled substance without a prescription and for a public order crime– using a two way communications device to facilitate a felony. Bond was set at $90,000 for the charges. Robert Lee Webb, 76, of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 27 by Union deputies on a warrant for selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a public park and for possession of drugs–controlled substance without a prescription including marijuana over 20 grams. Bond was set at $60,000 for the charges. Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union


Raquel Doty-O’Kelly Raquel Doty-O’Kelly MIDDLEBURG— Raquel “Rocky” Doty-O’Kelly, age 21, of Middleburg, formerly of Melrose, passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 from injuries she had sustained in an automobile accident. She was born in Flint, Michigan on Oct. 1, 1993 and was a Processor for Chad Willhite Inc. Following her graduation in 2011 from Keystone Heights High School, she attended Santa Fe College where she earned her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. Raquel enjoyed running cross country, working out, helping people and had a love for animals. In her spare time she enjoyed fishing, being around family and friends and playing with her puppies. Raquel is survived by: her parents, Laura Doty and Rob McElyea of Melrose; father, Elton O’Kelly; fianc, Scott Williamson of Middleburg; siblings, Justin Hilts of Michigan, James Doty-O’Kelly of Ft. Myers, Colton Doty-O’Kelly and Aaryn McElyea both of Melrose and Samantha Doty-O’Kelly of Land O’Lakes. Also left behind are her maternal grandparents, Betty (Dan) McCue and Ralph Doty along with two uncles, Russell Doty and James (Samantha) Doty all of Florahome and her two special puppies, Gunner and Sarge. A memorial service for Raquel will be held on Friday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m. in the Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a society or shelter that helps with animals; Raquel Doty Memorial Fund at any M & S Bank location; (Raquel Doty Funeral and Expenses); and a fundraiser for Raquel at The Saloon in Keystone Heights March 11th from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 340 E. Walker Dr. Keystone Heights, FL 32656. 352-473-3176.www. PAID OBITUARY Glenes Ford STARKE—Glenes Smith Ford, age 82, of Starke, formerly of Keystone Heights, passed away Feb. 25, 2015 in Starke. Mrs. Ford was born Sept. 3, 1932 in Maine, and was a homemaker. Mrs. Ford was raised in Jacksonville and had resided several years in Waycross, Georgia before moving to Keystone Heights in 1986. She was also a member of Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by her daughter Daylene Wallace and a son Kevin Ford. She is survived by: her husband, James Richard Ford; a daughterin-law, Tina Ford of Jacksonville; a step son, Al Ford of Canada; two granddaughters, Kristina Ford of Gainesville and Jessica (T.J.) Tranovich of Jacksonville; and one great-grandson, Jayden. There was a visitation for Mrs. Ford on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to be made to Haven Hospice, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home, 340 E. Walker Dr., Keystone Heights, FL 32656. 352-473-3176.www. 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As a first-year competitor, Luke said he may not advance past the regional level, but the experience will impact his sophomore season. “It’s really going to help,” he said. Archer said Luke has to be considered one of the team’s most improved wrestlers. He’s lost weight and dramatically improved his technique, Archer said, adding that if Luke keeps up his work ethic, he’ll be “unstoppable” as a junior and senior. Another thing Luke has going for him is that nothing that happens on the mat fazes him. “No matter what happens, he just gets up smiling and keeps going,” Archer said. Luke is just one of the many young members of this year’s team. Archer said the majority of the team’s makeup is freshmen and sophomores, so he has no trouble envisioning a greater BHS presence at the 2016 regionals. “We’re expecting to send a lot more next year,” Archer said. Archer said a lot of credit for the wrestlers’ improvement over the course of the season has to go to assistant coach Conner Godwin, who is known as “Coach Pops.” “He has done a phenomenal job on teaching technique and certain skills on the mat,” Archer said. The top four finishers in each weight class at the Region 1 meet will advance to the state finals, which will be held Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee. and superintendent of schools to combat juvenile crime. She also visited Columbia County schools to talk to students of the importance of making positive choices in life. “For every door you open, you close another one, so you need to decide carefully which one you open,” Rosier said. In 1994, Rosier walked through the door that led to private practice. She moved back to Bradford County to open a law practice with offices in both Bradford and Baker counties. She also served as the attorney for the Bradford County School Board. Rosier eventually sought to become a judge. She ran unsuccessfully for Bradford County judge, but in 2006, she was appointed to finish out the term of Judge Elzie Sanders in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. She was elected to the position after finishing out Sanders’ term. “I think between being a prosecutor and working in private practice for almost 20 years, I was very comfortable transitioning into being a judge,” Rosier said. Besides her career in law, Rosier has also been active in the First United Methodist Church of Starke and the Rotary Club of Starke. It all adds up to being honored as a Woman of Distinction. Rosier was nominated by Brittany Loper, who grew up in Bradford County and is now practicing law in Starke. (Loper, the daughter of attorney John Cooper, was also honored by Santa Fe College when she was a senior at Bradford High School. She and Amanda McKenzie, an Eastside High School graduate and a then-UF student, were named Santa Fe’s first-ever Women of Promise in 2006.) Rosier said she hopes her life path can serve as an example to others. “I’d like to give young folks or anybody else hope because of my background,” she said. “I was a poor kid growing up, and who would have ever thought that I would become a lawyer? It was certainly not anything I ever thought of until I was in my 30s. When I was in high school, nobody thought women could be anything but nurses or teachers. “Education and scholarships are so readily available now, and there are so many helpful people, mentors and interested educators who are willing to take time with you. Don’t ever give up hope.” Reservations should be made if you are interested in attending the March 10 Women of Distinction ceremony. Ticket information is available at of America Starke American Values Dinner Hall of Fame, recognizing exceptional service to the community in memory of coach Len Register.” Vaughan presented the plaque to local Boy Scout Jonathan Schmidt, who is a senior patrol leader with Troop 70. The name of each year’s Distinguished Citizen Award recipient will be added to the plaque. Besides honoring a special individual each year, the American Values Dinner is a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of America’s North Florida Council, which encompasses 17 counties. By the end of the night, dinner attendees had pledged a total of $10,190. Jack Sears, Scout executive/ CEO of the North Florida Council, said, “On behalf of the 15,000 young people that will benefit from your generosity, thank you so much. God bless you for what you are doing for our young people.” The event’s keynote speaker was Bunny Martin, a motivational speaker, humorist, magician and yo-yo world champion. Martin has also performed and spoken in more than 900 youth and adult prisons in the U.S., seeking to make a difference in inmates’ lives. After entertaining the crowd with a couple of jokes, magic tricks and his yo-yo skills, Martin said a majority of the young men in prison he speaks to never had a meaningful relationship with their fathers. He stressed to the men in attendance at the American Values Dinner how important such a relationship is. “It takes a hug from a father,” Martin said. “Nothing does a child more good than a manly father who hugs them and says, ‘I love you. I’m glad you’re mine. You’re the greatest.’” Martin reiterated how important it is for a father to verbally express his love for his children, saying, I’ve met men who are so macho: ‘My kids, they know I love them.’ No, Dad. I’m sorry. They don’t, not unless you say it out loud, eyeball to eyeball and face to face.” If there is a gap in a boy’s life in regard to having a relationship with his father, Martin said Boy Scouts is the perfect organization to fill it, saying it is one of the the few organizations with “standards high enough and right enough” to serve as an inspiration and example to boys. “You cannot sling your support behind any organization any greater than the Boy Scouts of America,” Martin said. He’ll get no argument from Pierce, who, after receiving his award, said, “Boy Scouts, you played a great part in my life. I’ll always have you with me, and I’ll always support you in everything you do.” The dinner also featured Webelos Cub Scout Christopher Linfors, who shared his love of Scouting while the crowd was treated to several videos detailing what Scouting is all about. After watching one video that featured a Scout leader, Linfors said, “He’s just one of the amazing leaders we have in Scouting. Here in north Florida, we have thousands of moms and dads who step up to serve as Scout leaders. That’s really the goal. Scouting is all about bringing families together. Without moms and dads, this amazing stuff just doesn’t happen.” Linfors talked about some of the amazing stuff he’s gotten to do, like camping, swimming, biking, shooting bows and arrows, building toolboxes and birdhouses, and collecting food for the hungry. And that’s as a Cub Scout. “I can’t wait to become a Boy Scout, where the opportunities are endless,” Linfors said. SCOUTS Continued from 1B ROSIER Continued from 2B WRESTLE Continued from 3B d Obituaries d


Patricia Halle RAIFORD—Patricia R. Halle, 69, of Raiford, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Acie and Redith Richardson; and nephew, Mike Rogers, all of Sanderson; and grandson, Jeremy Burnsed of Fernandina Beach. She is survived by: daughters, Georgeanna (Mike) Clemons of Lake Butler and Jodi (James) Gaskins of Fernandina; and son, Greg (Karol) Halle of Lake Butler; sisters, Jeanette (Ed) Starling of Hampton and Doey (Ray) Rogers of Sanderson; grandchildren, Shelby and Taylor Burnsed and Blake Gaskins all of Fernandina and Michaela Clemons of Lake Butler. Four nieces and a nephew that all called her the “fun” Aunt. She will be missed by all who loved her. PAID OBITUARY Julie Hunter JACKSONVILLE—Julie Mae Beard Hunter 74 of Jacksonville, died Monday, March 2, 2015 at her residence. A native of Starke, she was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. She attended the locals schools of Bradford County. She was a homemaker and caregiver. She is survived by: sisters, Helen Beard Causey of Jacksonville, Corrine Beard Tyson of Starke, Carrie Beard Harris of Tampa, and Winnie Beard Broadhurst of Tampa. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, in the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with Rev Carl Tyson pastor/ eulogist conducting the services. Interment will be held in Bob Love Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc of Starke. Viewing will take place Friday at the Carl D. Haile Memorial Chapel. Family hour 4:00-5:00 pm friends 5:00-7:00 pm and one hour prior to the services at the church. Ethel Jarrell ST. JOHNS—Ethel Vivian Packham Jarrell, 96, of St. Johns, formerly of Starke, died on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. She was born in Theresa on May 16, 1918. She graduated from Bradford County High School. She was pre-deceased in death by: her husband of 57 years, Horace “Jack” Jarrell; daughter, Beverly Cochran; great-grandson, Matthew Meeks; brothers, Rev. Merle Packham, George Packham, William Packham, and Herbert Packham; and sisters, Kathleen Dennison and Margaret Williams. Survivors include: sister, Hazel Van Epps; children, Jacqueline (Rev. Dr. Kaleel) Ellison, Leslie (Brenda) Jarrell, Janie (Rev. Gregory) Kaminski; son-in-law, James (Gerry) Cochran; 17 grandchildren, 41 greatgrandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren. Services were Monday, March 2 at Hope Baptist Church. Officiating the service was Rev. Dr. Larry Strickland, Rev. Gregory Kaminski, and Rev. Gene Coons. The graveside service followed at Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to the Hope Baptist Church Building Fund: 3900 SE St. Rd. 100, Starke Florida 32091 and the Westside Baptist Church of Eugene, Oregon Building Fund: 1310 Echo Hollow Rd. Eugene, Oregon 97402. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Marion Payne Marion Payne STARKE—Marion Arthur Payne, age 90, of Starke passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Payne was born in Shawtown, Ohio to the late Wilbur Clark and Jessie May (Brecht) Payne and moved to Starke in 1950. He served in the United States Navy during World War II on the USS Roy O. Hale, an escort carrier and following his discharge he worked for Marineland doing landscaping, and delivered milk for McCarters Dairy in St. Augustine in 1947. Marion attended classes at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and finished his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Florida in 1950, and continued taking classes at UF until receiving a Master’s degree in education. He taught business courses for Bradford County and was one of two instructors who started the local DCT program at Bradford High School. Following a year of absence from teaching to sell World Book Encyclopedia’s, he founded the Bradford County Teacher’s Credit Union, which later became part of the Educational Credit Union, and now the Florida Credit Union, by investing his own funds as well as finding other investors. He ran the daily operations of the credit union, including loan officer, from his school office and at home after hours. Mr. Payne retired from Bradford County School Board in 1985, as head of data processing. Marion was a member of First Baptist Church of Starke where he served as a Deacon for many years, and volunteered many hours for the Salvation Army, serving as their Human Resources Coordinator, and helping families in need by assisting with the completion of applications. Every December he made himself available for counting the money from the little red buckets during the Christmas season. Preceding him in death was his wife of 63 years Lucille (Crutchfield) Payne and nine siblings. Survivors are: his children, Marty Payne of Minneola, Becky (Stephen) Hall of Orlando, and Nancy Payne of Starke; sisters, Lois Sherman and Carrie Walsh both of Findley, Ohio; grandchildren and caregivers, Nicole (Richard) Canipe of Starke; great-grandchildren, Wyatt Canipe and Josie Canipe. Funeral services were held Feb. 29 at First Baptist Church of Starke. Reverend Ben Bryant, Pastor Scott Crook, and Brother Harry Hatcher officiated. Interment followed in Crosby Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church College Fund, P.O. Box 1258, Starke, FL 32091 or Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, 150 N. Main Street, High Springs, FL 32643. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke 904-964-6200 www. PAID OBITUARY Mary Pearson STARKE—Mary Latain Elliott Pearson, 93, of Starke died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 at Haven Hospice E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. She was born on Oct. 5, 1921 in Lawndale, North Carolina to the late H.D. and Ocie (Willis) Elliott and was a longtime Bradford County resident. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a homemaker. Preceding her in death was her husband of 53 years, James H. Pearson; and her brother, Carl Elliott. Survivors are: daughters, Janie (Jerry) Jarvis of Starke, Pam Sanderson of Lake Butler, Christy Hayes of Satellite Beach; sons, Ronald D. (Teila) Pearson and Donald G. (Nancy) Pearson all of Starke; siblings, Ruth Neal of Shelby, North Carolina, and Kenneth R. Elliott of Pittsboro, North Carolina; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Feb. 28 in the Dewitt C. Jones Chapel of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Linda Smith Linda Smith LAWTEY—Linda “Joan” Smith, age 64, a longtime resident of Lawtey passed away on Feb. 27, 2015 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was born in Starke on July 16, 1950 to the late Harold Starling and Pearl Prevatt Starling. Joan was raised in Lawtey and graduated from Bradford High School in 1968. She was very dedicated to her career at the Department of Corrections where she was employed for the past 28 years as a Personnel Technician and most recently a Data Entry Operator at the Lawtey Correctional Institute. Joan loved her family, enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and she was an avid reader. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her brother, Jimmy Starling; and her grandson, Alexander Smith. Joan is survived by: her loving children, Shawn (Naomi Keates) Smith of Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, Matthew “Chris” (Jennifer) Smith of Gainesville, and Tiffany Smith of Lawtey; her brother, Roger (Deborah Duryea) Starling of Middleburg; her sisters, Carolyn Starling and Margaret Bryan both of Louisiana; and her grandchildren, Hannah, Jade, and Thad Smith. A Celebration of Joan’s life will be held on Saturday, March 7 at Archie Tanner Funeral Services Chapel at 11:00 am with Pastor Lester Austin officiating. Interment will follow at Lawtey Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 7 an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit www. to sign the family’s guest book. PAID OBITUARY Edmond Tenly, Jr. Edmond Tenly, Jr. STARKE— Edmond Deberry “Sonny” Tenly, Jr., age 78 of Starke passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Tenly was born on Sept. 16, 1936 in Gainesville to the late Edmond Deberry Tenly, Sr. and Lottie Louise (Walters) Tenly and moved to Starke in the early 1940’s. Prior to retirement he worked for the Naval Air Station in a Civil Service position for 34 years and retired after 36 years of service in the Florida Air National Guard where he was the first to receive the prestigious award of Airman of the Year. Sonny was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Starke serving as a Deacon, starting both the children’s church and a bus ministry, and currently teaching 2nd grade Sunday school. His 1949 Green GMC pickup truck with an attached tool trailer could be seen at the church almost any time of day, as he volunteered many hours maintaining the church. Sonny enjoyed collecting trains and flying his plane named “Shaggy Dog”. Survivors are: his wife of 56 years, Virginia “Lane” (Shannon) Tenly; children, Kim Landry, Sonya (Andy) Baldree, Dale (Ehrline) Tenly; sister, Joan (James) Rogers all of Starke. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; and ten greatgrandchildren. Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, March 3 at Crosby Lake Cemetery with Reverend Ben Bryant officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Starke, P.O. Box 1258, Starke, FL 32091 or Alzheimer’s Association, 2727 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke 904-964-6200. On-line condolences may be left at www. . PAID O BITUARY Thursday, March 5, 2015 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B (8473) Jo e’s Tires Cars Marine Light Trucks TRAILER TIRES in Stock!starting at: Customer Satisfaction Makes Us # 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) Funeral with Burial20 Ga. 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Kyle Hix pitched a completegame shutout as the Keystone Heights High School baseball team defeated host Fort White 2-0 on Feb. 27. Hix gave up just two hits and one walk, while also striking out four to help the Indians improve to 2-0 in District 5-4A. Gage Hall and Pierson Lewis had Keystone’s only hits, with each going 2-for-3 and Hall hitting a double. Hall also had an RBI. Prior to playing Fort White, the Indians (3-2) were held to one hit in an 11-3 loss to visiting Baker County on Feb. 24. Hix had the only RBI as the Indians’ other two runs were scored on errors. Harli Phillips broke open a close game with a three-run double in the top of the sixth inning as the Bradford High School softball team improved to 3-0 in District 5-4A with a 6-1 win over host Keystone Heights on Feb. 27. Phillips finished with three RBI, while Taylor Cruce, Megan Farmer and Lainie Rodgers each had one as the Tornadoes improved to 7-0 overall. Cruce and Jordan Davis went 3-for-3 and 3-for-4, respectively, with Davis and Rodgers each hitting a double. The rest of the lineup combined for three hits off of Keystone pitcher Megan Moncrief, who had eight strikeouts. Bradford pitcher Shelby Wilkison matched Moncrief’s strikeout total and allowed just five hits. Keystone’s only run came when Taylor Morris drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the fifth to pull the Indians to within 2-1. Bradford entered the game off of a 7-0 road win over Buchholz on Feb. 26 that saw Wilkison allow one hit and strike out five. Rodgers went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI, while Davis, Farmer and Watson each had an RBI. Luke hit a double. The loss to Bradford was Keystone’s second straight. On Feb. 25, the Indians lost 7-2 to visiting Clay. Skylar Rollins went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Tylyn Davis hit a double. Hope Christian Academy’s junior varsity boys’ basketball team wrapped up its season by bringing home the Southeastern Christian Conference championship trophy. Hope defeated Brunswick Christian Academy for the title. “It was exciting to watch our boys play,” HCA Athletic Director Gary Walker said. “They won and lost (throughout the season) with a great attitude. They were respectful, yet competitive. Hope JV showed us those two qualities can co-exist on the court.” This is Hope’s first conference title in basketball. Last year’s varsity team was first runner-up in the SECC playoffs. 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Rental Equipmentby the Day Weekend Week Month Contact us about our great rental rates The Hope Christian Academy junior varsity boys’ basketball team: (front, l-r) John David Schenck, Bradley Henderson, Eli Hanson, Josh Glisson, Simon Hanson, (back, l-r) Jordan Daugherty, Preston Denmark, Tyler Noble, Logan Miller, Blane Workman, Bryce Frampton and coach Tony Chase. Photo by Brenda Thornton. BHS remains undefeated with 6-1 win over KHHS One week after defeating Union County 3-2, the Keystone Heights High School softball team did it again, with Ashleigh Jennings driving in the winning run in a 3-2 win on March 2 in Keystone. Jennings not only hit a single for the winning run in the bottom of the seventh, but also made a key defensive play in center field when she caught a fly ball and then threw a runner out who was trying to score from third. For the game, Jennings was 2-for-4 with a double and the lone RBI, while Tylyn Davis was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Breanna Wells also had an RBI. Pitcher Brittany Schellpeper Indians take another 3-2 win over Tigers (6-1) earned the win—giving up one hit in four innings—as the Indians improved to 7-4. Keystone is the only team to beat the Tigers this season. Union (5-2), which is ranked second in the state in Class 1A, got a home run from Jordan Howe, while Madelyn Kish was 2-for-2 with a run scored. It was the second straight game in which Kish was perfect at the plate. Devin Lewis hit a double, while Tigers pitcher Brooke Waters (1-1) suffered her first loss. It was a showdown between the top two softball teams in Class 1A, with the host Union County Tigers defeating numberone Chiefland 5-4 on Feb. 26. The Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to improve to 3-0 in District 7. Madelyn Kish went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI. Teala Howard also hit a double. Lexi Androlevich (1-0) earned the win in the circle. UC beats No. 1, stays perfect in district Hix throws shutout in 2-0 KHHS win Jacob Luke homered and Tornadoes fall to 1-2 in district drove in three runs, but the Bradford High School baseball team suffered a 10-3 loss to host Santa Fe on Feb. 27 to fall to 1-2 in District 5-4A. Luke and Caleb Polk—who had a double—each went 2-for-3 and had all but two of the team’s total hits. Visiting Williston held the Union County High School baseball team to two hits as the Union drops 2nd in district Tigers lost 14-2 in five innings on Feb. 27. T.J. Rogers hit a home run, while Tyler Lewis hit a double for the Tigers, who fell to 1-2 in District 7-1A. Union (2-5 overall) started the week with a 4-0 loss at Newberry on Feb. 24. Caleb Cox had all but three of the Tigers’ hits, going 2-for-3. On Feb. 26, the Tigers lost 4-3 to visiting Crescent City despite getting eight strikeouts in 4.2 innings from pitcher Ty Cook. Offensively, Cook went 2-for3, while Josh Glover hit a double. Union County High School earned seven firstand secondplace finishes as the Tigers finished second in a three-school boys’ weightlifting meet on March 2 at Fort White. Fort White had the top score of 51, followed by Union’s 46. Bradford had 11 points. Cody Church, Dylan Bass, Craig Slocum and Darian Robinson all won their weight classes for Union: Church in the 119 class with a 345 total, Bass in the 129 class with a 395 total, Slocum in the 139 class with a 360 total and Robinson in the 154 class with a 465 total. Placing second for the Tigers were Josh Hedman (154 class) 460 total, Parker Hodgson (219) 465 and Josh Smith (heavyweight) 605. Smith had a 290-pound cleanand-jerk total, which ties the school record he set at the start of the season. (The previous record was set in 1991.) Bradford had two secondplace finishers in Shannon Jenkins (169) 480 and Clayton Cooksey (238) 485. The Tornadoes had two third-place lifters: Zac Windle Union takes 2nd, Bradford 3rd in 3-team meet (119) 245 and John Spencer (heavyweight) 600. Placing third for the Tigers were Logan Shough (139) 310, Kel Galloway (169) 460, Alden McClellan (183) 520, Brandon McCoy (199) 465, Khris Wimpy (219) 445 and Andrew Peterson (238) 465. Four placed fourth for Union: Ashton Douglas (119) 230, Dairon Alexander (169) 450, Andre Hampton (199) 440 and Sifoa Robbins (heavyweight) 550. The Tigers started the season with a 48-39 win over Gainesville. First-place finishers and their totals were: Church 310, Bass 385, Robinson 455, McCoy 455, Peterson 465 and Smith 605. Placing second were: Hedman 430, Galloway 430, Wimpy 440 and Jeremiah Foster (219) 360. Third-place finishers were: Douglas 210, Shough 310, Hampton 435, Mariano Sanchez (219) 295 and Charlie Watkins (heavyweight) 500. Keystone Heights High School won every weight class but two and also placed second in every class but one in a threeteam meet against Bradford and Interlachen on Feb. 27. Taking first for the Indians (followed by their totals) were: Austin Lester (119 class) 315, Matthew Echevarria (129) 400, Dakota Hodge (139) 515, Dalton Hodge (154) 505, J.J. Schofield (169) 490, Nate Pate (183) 555, Nolan Lowery (199) 535 and Jacob White (219) 520. Second-place finishers for KHHS were: Spenser Echevarria (119) 310, Taylor Beall (129) 400, Steven Beverly (139) 490, Zachary Blalock (154) 470, Justin Raysin (169) 470, Matthew West (183) 530, Sam Anderson (199) 450, Sam Tisdale (219) 480 and Dalton Watts (238) 545. Bradford’s John Spencer took second in the heavyweight class with a 605 total. Six BHS lifters took third: Zac Windle (119) 235, Randall Glisson (154) 355, Shannon Jenkins (169) 450, James Cavin (199) 365, Aundre Carter (219) 370 and Clayton Cooksey (238) 490. Bradford and Keystone each two lifters place fourth: Chance Oody of BHS (169) 420, Aaron Henderson of BHS (199) 305, Dylan Taylor of KHHS (238) 440 and Matthew White of KHHS (heavyweight) 490. KHHS dominates meet with BHS, Interlachen


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