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BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, March 13 Agencies from a half dozen counties converged on Keystone Heights High School Friday for what officials called one of the largest simulated school shooting exercises in the country. “Operation School Bell” enlisted the participation of 423 people to practice and evaluate the response of law enforcement, fire rescue and school district officials to a school shooting with 38 student victims, in addition to first responder casualties. The exercise, which was planned over the last 13 months, was set to a script of three or possibly four persons entering the school through the front office, shooting several people and continuing through the front building. The school resource officer engages the shooters, with one of the suspects and the officer killed. The remaining suspects then continue into the cafeteria. John Ward, Clay County’s deputy emergency management director, and a Keystone Heights resident, said the exercise will help agencies prepare for the worst. “Obviously, this is something we hope never happens in our community,” he said, “but by partnering together, it allows us to prepare, identify any weaknesses and gaps, and work accordingly to improve those throughout our planning efforts.” Ward added that a critical part of the exercise was developing responses and treatments for emotional distress. “One additional portion of the exercise we are working on is behavioral and crisis response,” he said. “Obviously, in an event like this, there are going to be a lot of behavioral issues-a lot of emotional issues that need to be addressed. The school board, which has a very robust crisis response team, and the health department are going to be table-topping this, and then (evaluating) what we are going to do one week, one month, one year from now, as far as recovery efforts.” Schools Superintendent Charlie Van Zant said that in the past, meeting the survivors’ emotional needs were overlooked. “There are a lot of social and emotional needs that are largely unmet with students from all different walks of life with varying degrees of family support at home,” he said. Clay County Fire Rescue Chief Lorin Mock said that another theme emphasized during the drill was coordination between agencies. “From the fire rescue side,” he said, “we have been taking the lessons learned from the tragic events that have occurred across the nation, and better integrating the fire rescue response with the law enforcement efforts, so that we can more effectively and efficiently remove patients a little faster in the operation, and get them to treatment areas, and do that in a manner that still ensures safety of our responders, but also improves the efficiency of our operations.” Col. Craig Aldrich, Clay County Sheriff’s Office chief of staff, also emphasized the need for law enforcement and fire rescue to coordinate their efforts, particularly in evacuating injured victims. “They’re injured. They’re not dead,” he said of victims. “How do we get them out while we are still searching a large school like this?” Ward said 38 students were made up in moulage to simulate gunshot wounds and other injuries. The first two victims left the campus in a ShandsCair helicopter, which took off from the school’s football field. Later, rescue units cycled through the school’s south parking lot, picking up the injured, taking them to hospitals, then returning to the school to pick up more victims. Ward said that according to after-action reports from previous school shootings, some victims bled to death while fire and rescue units waited for law enforcement to secure the scene. “The old way was that fire and rescue units would stage down the street while the guys with the guns would actually clear the scene and confirm that they got the bad guys,” he said. “So now, a lot of fire rescue agencies are having to change their tactics, and we are actually having to go in under those defensive postures.” “They are not doing any treatment,” Ward added. “It’s just a gather-up, throw the person on a tarp and get them out.” Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 352-473-2210 Fax 352-473-2210 USPS 114-170 — Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, March 19, 2015 42 nd Year — 46 th Issue — 75 CENTS Deputies: Man stabbed victim with scissors BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, March 12 – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said a Highridge Estates man stabbed an acquaintance in the face with a pair of scissors. Keith Brackston Griffis, 35, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. According to an arrest report, Griffis and the victim had argued earlier in the evening, during a gathering at a friend’s house. While the victim was giving Griffis a ride home, the two started quarreling again with two witnesses also in the vehicle. During the argument, one female witness said she saw Griffis grab a pair of scissors. She then screamed, the victim turned his head and Griffis stabbed the driver in the right cheek. The victim then stopped the vehicle, which was at the entrance of Highridge Estates. Griffis jumped out of the car and began running east on the Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail. While deputies searched the area for the assailant, another witness said he saw Griffis at the Keystone Saloon, and that the suspect threw a pair of scissors into a nearby trashcan before running into the woods. Deputies later caught Griffis in a wooded area, and a crime scene technician found the scissors in a garbage can. Preparing for the worst Officials stage assailant exercise at high school Over 400 participate in “Operation School Bell” Clockwise from top: Deputies approach the Keystone Heights High School cafeteria while students played the part of victims during “Operation School Bell,” a live assailant exercise. Fire Rescue personnel triage patients on a tarp, using A deputy and a person playing the role of a shooter in the KHHS cafeteria. All photos by the State Emergency Response Team, courtesy of Clay County Fire Rescue. See DRILL, 4A Clay Electric changes parking for annual meeting KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, March 17 Clay Electric Cooperative has changed where its members will park for the co-op’s 77 th Annual Meeting in Keystone Heights on March 26. In prior years, members parked in a field west of the co-op’s headquarters and were shuttled to the meeting site in golf carts. This year, however, the field is now part of a construction site for the organization’s new headquarters. Members this year will enter the same entrance as in prior years, on SR 100 west of Audubon names Dick Franz conservationist of the year Dr. Dick Franz receives the 2015 Conservationist of the Year Award from Joyce King, president of Santa Fe Audubon. Photo by Sallie Carlock. MELROSE, March 10 Santa Fe Audubon presented its 2015 Conservationist of the Year Award to Dick Franz at the group’s annual meeting on March 10 in Melrose. Franz retired a few years ago from the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville after 40 years, and has since devoted himself to community service in Palatka and the Melrose area. He has applied his extensive knowledge in the natural sciences to teach others about the natural world, especially about snakes and other reptiles. Joyce King, president of Santa Fe Audubon said of Dr. Franz, “His wide range of expertise makes a field trip with him an See FRANZ, 2A See CLAY, 4A


BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, March 10 Paul Yates will leave the Keystone Heights City Council in April after two terms. However, he plans to remain on the town’s budget and finance committee, a role he first undertook several years ago. Yates said his career in city government began with a 2008 bicycle ride in front of city hall, where he slowed down to avoid hitting Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth. “I was literally riding my bike on the sidewalk, I probably shouldn’t have been, but I was,” Yates said. “She was coming out, and I stopped, because I was afraid of running into her. She stopped and we talked. She was frustrated.” Yates said Hildreth was leaving a city budget and finance committee meeting, and was frustrated by the unreliable financial statements she was forced to use. “She said ‘I’ve got this problem and that problem’,” Yates recalled, “and I said ‘well, I know what you need because that’s my history’.” “She invited me to come to a budget and finance committee meeting. I did, and then she wanted me to be on the budget and finance committee.” Yates had been a CPA in Virginia, Georgia and New York before moving to Keystone Heights to be closer to family. He was a partner in the international accounting firm of Peat, Marwick and Mitchell (now KPMG) before moving into private practice with The Equitable and USF&G insurance companies. “And now I’m basically retired,” he added. At USF&G he worked with the budget. At The Equitable, he was a finance department troubleshooter. During his career, he audited insurance companies and supervised audits of computer systems. He also spent considerable time developing and managing budgets, which is what Keystone Heights needed when he met Hildreth on the sidewalk in front of city hall. Yates left USF&G in 1994 and moved to Keystone Heights to be closer to family members, whom have since all moved away. Since he’s been here, he has done some consulting, but with the slowdown in the economy much of that business has dried up. “Since the economy has been poor, the first thing that goes is the consulting business,” he said. “The economy gets rough and the company says, ‘well we’re going to do this in-house. It’s cheaper and it makes sense.’ I would do the same thing.” When Yates first got involved in the city’s finances, he tackled the municipality’s budget and financial statements. He said that when he first saw the reports, they were unreliable, which was the source of Hildreth’s frustration. “One of the things you want to do with the monthly budget report, like we get today, is to see the variances,” he said. “In theory, the only variances that should be in that report are the ones that cause you to hit or miss your plan. But back then, the way they put the financials together, there were big variances everywhere, so you couldn’t tell where the real problems were.” Yates’ encounter with Hildreth happened at a crucial time. Clay County had just stopped participating in an inter-local agreement with the county’s municipalities. That agreement provided Keystone Heights with about one-third of its revenue, so the city was facing a financial crisis. For decades, Clay County have been supplementing the budgets of its municipalities. However, with the onset of the recession and the loss of property tax revenue, the county started looking closely at its expenses, and determined it was not required to hand over revenue to its cities; therefore it stopped. “They said, ‘this is not something we have to do, and our funds are tight’,” recalled Yates. “At that time, we had a $900,000-plus budget, and we had to cut $300,000 out of our budget or come up with $300,000 in other revenue to make that up,” he added. Yates said that over the next two or three years, the budget and finance committee met dozens of times, finding new sources of revenue and cutting costs. “Some of the larger things we did were the communication services tax,” he recalled. “We raised that tax. There was nothing that was huge, but there were a lot of little revenue increases and a lot of expense BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Feb. 27 A 34 year employee of Clay Electric explained to the Keystone Heights Rotary Club how the co-op maintains its transformers and other equipment. Billy Gnann, the supervisor in the co-op’s transformer shop, has been a meter reader and a senior lineman for Clay Electric during his three-decade long career. As the supervisor of the coop’s transformer shop, he is responsible for maintaining the approximately 88,000 transformers throughout Clay Electric’s service area, as well as regulators and circuit breakers. Transformers connect circuits and additionally increase and decrease voltage in Clay Electric’s distribution system. They vary in size from larger pad-mounted units in the co-op’s substations to smaller, mostly pole-mounted units. However, even the smallest of Clay Electric’s transformers weigh 300 pounds. Gnann started as a meter reader for the co-op in 1981 and eventually became a senior lineman after 10 years in the organization. However, a nearfatal accident in 1990 left him partially disabled and unable to continue climbing poles. He transferred back to meter reading for two-and-a-half years before moving to the transformer shop as an apprentice. He is now the supervisor of the three-person shop. In addition to transformers, the group also repairs breakers, regulators and oil circuit reclosers, He said most of the damage to transformers is caused by lightening, wind, animals, car crashes and overloaded circuits. Gnann said squirrels often climb poles and touch a power source, shorting a circuit and damaging a transformer. In some areas the co-op erects barriers to keep the animals away from lines and transformers. Snakes are more of a threat in substations, where they attempt to reach the eggs of birds that have nested in the station. 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Whether you’re looking for a great buy or a great place to sell, call our classified department today.904-964-6305Ask for Classified Ads eye-opening experience.” Carol McDonald, from Palatka, thanked Franz for his tremendous contribution to the development of the Palatka Water Works Environmental Education Center. “One of Dick’s first projects at the Water Works was to help get the community organic garden off the ground,” she said. “He did this in part by making a personal funding grant, from his own pocket, to build a fence around the garden.” Today the garden is beautiful and productive-providing food and fellowship for those who are involved. With grants from Lowe’s, Keep Putnam Beautiful, Georgia Pacific, and the Gopher Tortoise Counsel and with direction from Dr. Franz and others, these projects are either completed or near completion: habitat restoration for tortoises, an organic community garden, restoration of the pond and wetlands, and a boardwalk connecting the two parts of the Water Works. An Earth Day Celebration is planned for Saturday, April 25, 7 a.m. 4 p.m. at the Palatka Water Works with a variety of events and activities planned. Visit for details. Sam Carr, chair of the Bartram Trail in Putnam County Committee, lauded Franz’s dedication to locating and retracing the paths William Bartram took during his travels in Putnam County in 1768. The committee has developed a land and a blueways trail for visitors to travel in Bartram’s footsteps. Dr. Franz is an integral part of that historical investigation. A Bartram Trail Conference is being planned for October 2015 in Palatka. FRANZ Continued from 1A Clay Electric supervisor explains transformers uses to the Keystone Heights Rotary Club. Yates leaves council with clean financials, road plan as chairman. Also pictured are Dan Lewandowski and Nancy Woinski. See YATES, 3A


ORANGE PARK, March 3 The Orange Park Rotary Club named Clay County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Donald Brown as the Rotary Club’s Deputy of the Year. Brown serves in the agency’s operations bureau as a patrol deputy and has been with the sheriff’s office for more than seven years. According to the sheriff’s office, during the afternoon hours of Oct. 20, 2014 the CCSO call center received a 911 call from a man who said his neighbor was very intoxicated and was out in his front yard with a gun. Brown responded to the call, arriving a few minutes later. Once on scene, he encountered a distraught male standing in the front yard of his home with a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun pointed at his head. Brown immediately sought cover behind a nearby car parked in the driveway and was able to initiate a rapport with the man who was standing just a short distance away. During the course of this conversation, Brown learned that the subject was upset because he and his wife got into an argument and she was moving out and taking their children with her. The subject made comments directed toward Brown and other officers who had responded, asking “what do I have to do to get you to shoot me?” and “what are y’all waiting for, just kill me!” During the encounter, the subject continued to hold the gun to his head and became more and more agitated by the officers’ presence. Brown maintained his composure and continued to talk to the man offering encouragement for the next nine minutes. Ultimately, the subject walked around to the back of the residence. Brown followed and was able to convince the man to put the gun down because his wife and his 17-year-old daughter were inside the house and his 15-yearold son was due home at any time. After several more tense minutes, the man finally agreed to put the gun down and was taken into custody to get him the counselling help he needed. Upon closer inspection of the gun, it was found to be loaded with six rounds in the magazine, one round in the chamber and the hammer cocked and ready to fire. According to the sheriff’s office, Brown demonstrated a tremendous amount of restraint, courage and caring. Without his persistence, this situation could have ended much differently. Deputy Donald Brown personifies the Clay County Sheriff’s Office philosophy of always “Helping Those In Need”. Thursday, March 19, 2015 Lake Region Monitor 3A 4004 SE State Road 21 Keystone Heights, FL 32656S outh of Santa Fe College Watson S on-Shine Traditional Worship C ontemporary Worship T raditional Worship Dr. Moore preaching “The Defeat of Satan” Sunday School classes and childcare available throughout the morning Z iti available at 5:45 pm Bible Study with Dr. Tom Farmer, Jr.! 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He also said that as Hildreth could not get unanimous votes to pass large tax increases for the city’s budget, he decided to run to support her efforts. “I said, ‘well I’m a citizen, and I know where the need is, so I will run for office, and see if I can get on the board,’ so that’s what I did.” After getting into office, he became chairman of the budget and finance committee, and gained more control over the financial operations of the city. “That’s the biggest thing,” he said. “I was able to do more: helping them forecast out eight or 10 years. We got some comfort in knowing that in doing the forecast, we were not going to drop off the cliff tomorrow. We had three or four years.” Yates also turned his attention to developing a long-range plan to maintain the city’s roads. “That was something that was obvious to me, in the first year,” he recalled. “We did not have a roadway improvement plan. We did not do roadway maintenance every year, of any significance.” Now, Keystone Heights has a written plan to resurface its 15 miles of roads. Yates has also fiercely guarded the city’s annual $185,000 infrastructure sales tax revenue, insisting it be dedicated to road maintenance. Yates also ushered in a policy requiring a cost-benefit analysis for city projects. He said the policy led the way for paving the alleyway behind Mallard’s Dollarama. “The city manager did a cost-benefit analysis,” Yates said of the project. “We were spending funds to maintain that section of the alleyway behind Mallard’s. It was costing us enough to justify the outlay of funds to pave it.” Yates also points to his blocking of Keystone’s tree ordinance as a significant achievement. The law would have required city residents to replace trees that they removed from their properties. Yates said when the ordinance approached its final drafting stage, he analyzed it, and did not like what he saw. “I actually worked some numbers, and I could see that it was going to cost thousands of dollars to take down an oak tree and replace it,” he said. “The way the ordinance was drafted, if you took down a large oak tree, you would not be able to replace the tree with a single small tree, but with seven or eight trees of a certain size-a size that would require you to go to a nursery and have them install the trees with equipment. And so, when you do that, you are not only paying $500 for the tree but also the cost to install it.” On the ordinance’s first reading Yates took a stand and said he was not going to support it. “Ultimately, Tony (Brown) realized, I think, what was going to happen, and he also changed his mind on it.” Yates said the tree ordinance, and the city’s new sign ordinance, to some extent, illustrate a flaw in the process for drafting municipal laws. “The way we are doing it, and I’m sure other cities do the same thing, they put the legal terms down immediately, and you start looking at these early drafts, one after the other, and you’ve got a sign ordinance that is 50 pages or more. The tree ordinance was large, maybe 40 pages. That takes a lot of time (to read). Your eyes glaze over, and you miss things.” What Yates prefers is that the council control the ordinance writing process by first drafting a brief abstract on the goals the new law should accomplish, then hand over the details to the professionals. Yates is not running again because of health issues, but he hopes to remain on the city’s budget and finance committee and continue contributing to city government. He said he is confident the city will remain fiscally responsible. “I don’t think, unless somebody makes some really bad decisions, that we’re going to get back to where we were,” he said. YATES Continued from 2A Orange Park Rotary Club names Donald Brown Deputy of the Year


4A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, March 19, 2015 for next to nothing! rfntbbr Get the coopf r for next to nothing! Donate A Boat sponsored by boat angel outreach centers STOP CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN“2-Night Free Vacation!”or Car Today! 800 1 CAR L ANGE PediatricsWE ARE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSand welcome all insurance companies and self-payments445 S. Lawrence Blvd Keystone HtsPlease call for an appointment352.562.7927 gym. Craig Aldrich, Schools Superintendent Charlie Van Zant, Fire Rescue Chief Lorin Mock and Deputy Emergency Management Director John Ward talk about the value of the exercise. Ward pointed to a line of ambulances arranged bumperto-bumper in the school’s parking lot, just outside the cafeteria. “What you see is all the fire trucks lined up which gives them a defensive shielding,” he said. Ward added that while the medical units are evacuating the injured, law enforcement officers would be clearing classrooms and taking hundreds of students to a reunification site to meet their parents, and in some cases, to be questioned by investigators. He added that at the reunification site, the school district’s crisis teams would intervene to help students deal with what they have witnessed. “They saw kids shot,” he said of the survivors. “They saw their friends dead. With the emotional stress that they’ve been under, that (behavioral and emotional treatment) really needs to start then.” Sheriff’s Office Public Information Coordinator Mary Justino said having a reunification site for parents to meet their children is critical to law enforcement. “It affects law enforcement’s and fire rescues’ ability to do their jobs if you’ve got panicked parents flooding the campus,” she said. School district spokesperson Gavin Rollins said the district’s first responsibility in a crisis is accounting for students, then communicating with parents and reuniting them with their children. During the exercise, dozens of school and government officials watched it on screens in the school’s gym while agency officials narrated the operation. Ward said that tactics in school shootings are always changing, based on after-action reports of previous incidents. Ward said one change in tactics is that now, rather than to wait for SWAT units to assemble, plan an assault and enter the campus, the first deputies on scene, most likely patrol deputies, enter the school and attempt to immediately engage assailants. Van Zant said it is also important for parents to change tactics during school emergencies, and not to rely on the telephone for communications, as they have in the past. “If any crisis occurs at a school, one of the things we will lose, almost immediately, will be the ability to answer the phone,” he said. “Either our phone systems will be jammed with everybody calling in, or we will run out of people to answer them. Van Zant said the district’s Apple and Android mobile phone apps, in addition to its website and social media platforms, are the best way for parents to stay current during a school emergency. “You can keep more up-todate and know more of what’s going on if you will embrace some alternate modes of communication beyond just the normal telephone,” he said. 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Skolfield is a former marine engineer and lawyer from Maine. He has been a member of the co-op for three years. Entertainment during the meeting will be provided by the bluegrass band: Back from the Brink. Members who register will be eligible for door prizes, including a 2009 Ford Ranger. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor PALATKA, March 14The St. Johns River Water Management District has issued an environmental resource permit for a 428-acre, commercial development around Middleburg High School. WOD Timber Company Inc. of Macon, Georgia plans to develop Black Creek Commerce Center on parcels fronting CR 220 and SR 21. Plans submitted to the water management district describe tracks earmarked for multifamily housing, office and warehouse space and industrial and commercial uses. Plans also call for 210 acres of protected land including wetland preservation and buffers. The water management district also received new environmental resource permit applications for the following developments: Linda Lakes, a 122-lot subdivision at the southeast corner of Long Bay Road and Old Jennings Road in Middleburg; Eagle Crest, a 17-lot, singlefamily subdivision at Eagle Harbor on Fleming Island; Vac-Con south site additions, expansion of Vac-Con’s existing plant in Green Cove Springs. Vac-Con manufactures industrial sewer-cleaning trucks, vacuum excavators and hydro excavators. CLAY Continued from 1A Water district approves development surrounding Middleburg school


29th Annual Community Interdenominational Lenten Services March 25, 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 25, Keystone United Methodist Church, Speaker: Father Tony Powell of Trinity Episcopal Church in Melrose, Music: Keystone United Methodist Church Musical Group. Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry Friday, March 20, 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. Midway Farmers Market Third Week Yard Sale Saturday, March 21 Attention: buyers and sellers! With Spring comes spring house cleaning. Bring all your unwanted stuff to the monthly yard sale at the Midway Farmers Market. The market has a special site along the road set aside just for yard sellers. Set up starts about 8 a.m. Selling continues throughout the time the market is open until 1 p.m. Anything goes except real junk, guns, large animals, alcohol and things like that. The fee is $10 which is collected at the close of the day. The regular market vendors will also be out with their wares, including Frank the Baker, A3 Farms, Grown Green, Ron’s Yard Art, Ginger’s Sweets and others. The Midway Farmers’ Market is at Faith Presbyterian Church, at the corner of SR 21 and Southeast CR 21B. Contact Cheryl at 352-235-4161 for additional information. Melrose’s 8th Annual Open Air Arts 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 Open Air Arts Reception and Art Sale is 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. 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. Thursday, March 19, 2015 Lake Region Monitor 5A 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 352-473-3204 & PUMP SERVICE, LLC Sales & Service on all pump models and brands Now Offering Rental and Lease-to-Own on Water Softeners and Iron Filters 24 Hour Service AvailableN ORTH FLA WELL DRILLIN G Water SoftenersIron FiltersEddie Smith OwnerLic #2173 & 7021 MELROSE, March 14 Artists fanned across Melrose last weekend during the community’s open air arts event. The event continues on Saturday, March 21 at Gallery 26 with a preview of art between 4 and 6 p.m. and a gala reception and sale from 6 to 9. Clockwise from Top: Karen LeMonnier, of High Springs, uses oil to paint a landscape while Nika Zakharov teaches a class on pastels under the pavilion at Heritage Park. Patricia Veatch, of Newberry, uses oil to capture a landscape. Gerald Fletcher, of Alachua, using acrylic for a landscape. Artists display talents in Melrose UF professor explains oral history KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, March 14 Dr. Paul Ortiz, associate professor of history at the University of Florida and the director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, talked about the importance of oral history during a lecture at the Keystone Beach Pavilion on March 14. Ortiz talked about his personal experiences with oral history and offered tips about the discipline. Top photo: Keystone Heights Heritage Commission member (l) Jo Harben and Chairwoman LaDonna Hart present Ortiz with a photo of the pavilion at the conclusion of his talk. from Melrose.


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Nathan Boone and Kaitlin Griffis exhibited the top two steers at the Bradford County Fair, while Griffis and Walker Thompson exhibited the top two heifers. Boone received the grand championship trophy in the steer show, while also earning the homegrown grand championship. Griffis was awarded reserve grand championship. Jencie Hardee exhibited the homegrown reserve grand champion. Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith sponsored the grand championship rosette, belt buckle and $150 prize, while Ward Wiggins Farm sponsored the reserve grand championship rosette, buckle and $125 prize. Hardee’s steer was third overall, earning her a $100 prize sponsored by Sal Perez Calves. Taylor Crawford and Walker Thompson had the fourth and fifth overall steers, respectively, with Robert Worrell Construction sponsoring the fourth-place $75 prize and Boone Septic sponsoring the fifth-place $50 prize. Farm Credit Services and Gordon Smith sponsored the $300 and $150 prizes, respectively, for first and second place in the homegrown steer contest. Griffis earned the grand championship for her heifer, receiving a certificate sponsored by the Bradford-Union Cattlemen’s Association and a $150 prize sponsored by Badcock Furniture of Starke and Lake Butler ($75), Bradford Septic ($50) and Robert Worrell Construction ($25). For showing the reserve grand champion heifer, Thompson received a certificate from the Bradford-Union Cattlemen’s Association and a $125 prize sponsored by M & R Construction ($100) and Boone Acres’ Cattle ($25). Charli Morrow exhibited the homegrown grand champion heifer, while Harley Seay exhibited the homegrown reserve grand champion. They received certificates from the BradfordUnion Cattlemen’s Association, with the first-place $200 prize sponsored by the Tallman family and the second-place $100 prize sponsored by Union County Sheriff Brad Whitehead. Morrow had the third overall best heifer and received an additional $100 from North Florida Cattlemen’s Association. with Wilkins and Chelsea Thomas placing second and third, respectively. The firstplace trophy and $100 cash prize were sponsored by Cook and Associates Insurance Agency, while Sporting Chance sponsored the prize belt buckle. Spires IGA and Mike Spires sponsored the second-place trophy and $50 cash prize, while Clyatt Well Drilling and Kenneth Clyatt sponsored the third-place trophy and $25 cash prize. Graham placed first in intermediate showmanship, with Blake McKenzie and Hunter Thomas placing second and third, respectively. Community State Bank sponsored the first-place trophy and cash prize, while Bivins Ole Fashion Sausage and Wild Game sponsored the belt Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, March 19, 2015 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL $29 9 IDAHO $299 PRICES AVAILABLEMAR 18 — MAR 24 $10 9 lb 20 XTRA SLICED lb $399$549 SHRIMP COOKED Amazing quality. 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Sierra Graham exhibited the grand champion and homegrown grand champion pig. It sold for $16.50 per pound to First Class Air Repair, Fort White Farm and Feed, Nettles Sausage, Ho-Bo Tractor, Thomas Hardware Works, Williams International, Circle G Cattle Company, W.W. Gay and C and C Power Line. Sierra Graham and Randa Wilkins exhibited the grand champion and reserve grand champion, respectively, in this year’s swine show at the Bradford County Fair. The grand championship trophy was sponsored by Odom, Moses and Company, while the reserve grand championship trophy was sponsored by Roberts Land and Timber. Award belt buckles were sponsored by Chuck and Brenda Parrish. Graham also earned the homegrown grand championship trophy, sponsored by Carlton and Nadine Faulk. Hunter Merritt was awarded the homegrown reserve grand championship trophy, sponsored by Danny and Debbie Thomas. Hailey McElhenny placed first in senior showmanship, Graham, Wilkins show fair’s top pigs Nathan Boone exhibited the grand champion steer, which was also the homegrown grand champion. It sold for $5.60 per pound to Garage, AAA Hay Farms, Roberts Insurance, M&R Construction, Kite Timber and Bennett Farms. reserve grand champion steer sold for $5 per pound Garage, BRM Harvesting, CDM Contracting and Boone Septic. exhibited the grand champion heifer. Fair’s top steers are See STEER, 5B See SWINE, 5B


Ella Dinkins had two projects earn best-overall awards in the intermediate division, while Kaitlin Griffis, Hannah Nistler and Bailey Nelson each had one best-overall project in the 4-H exhibit room at the Bradford County Fair. Dinkins’ awards were in the areas of clothing and textiles for a tote bag and in cake decorating for cupcakes. Including those projects, Dinkins earned eight best-in-area awards, with the other awards in the areas of photography, woodworking, food and nutrition, decorated items, creative arts and table setting. She also earned two additional blue ribbons each in creative arts and clothing and textiles, while earning an additional blue ribbon in decorated items. Dinkins also earned blue ribbons in educational posters (2), wearable art (3) and paintings and drawings (1). She earned one red ribbon each in decorated items and food and nutrition. The senior division had two participants awarded best-overall awards: Griffis and Nistler. Griffis earned her award in photography, an area in which she earned a total of three blue ribbons. She also earned a best-in-area award in paintings and drawings, while earning an additional blue ribbon in paintings and drawings. Nistler earned best in area for cake decorating. She earned one additional blue ribbon in cake decorating, while earning another two blue ribbons in photography. In the junior division, Nelson earned best in area in photography, an area that earned her an additional three blue ribbons as well. The junior division featured three additional participants that earned multiple blue ribbons: Clay Fulgham, Maren Lane and Amanda Zink. Fulgham had five blue ribbons, with two of those projects also earning best in area. He earned three red ribbons. Lane and Zink each earned three blue ribbons, with Zink also earning two best-in-area awards. Earning one blue ribbon each in the junior division were Karlie Chandler, Lacey Hall, Trinity Hall, Joey Kirkland, Makenzie Kirkland, Jessica Padgett, Brett 2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 19, 2015 Our doctors are here for you until7p.m. 1550 S. Water Street, Starke ShandsStarkePhysicians.comFrom soccer practice and working late to running errands and homework, your family never slows down. That’s why Shands Starke Medical Group is proud to introduce Sierra Hobbs, PA-C. She is here to provide convenient, quality medical care for patients of all ages, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. With eight medical professionals in one location, walkins are welcome and same-day appointments are often available. And, we are now accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call 904-368-2480.Member of the Allied Health Staff of Shands Starke Regional Medical Center Sierra Hobbs, PA-C 83420_SHSTA_SH_5_75_21bw.indd 1 3/10/15 9:34 AM Grady Macel Pauley and Gabriella Molin Poldedana Pauley-wish to thank all of their friends and relatives who gathered at the Western Steer Steakhouse on March 8 to honor the occasion of their “Golden Wedding Anniversary”. They also wish to thank all those who have expressed their well wishes who, for whatever reason, could not attend the celebration. The Anniversary Celebration was hosted by their son, Stuart Pauley and their sister, Donna Solze. Grady and Gabriella feel very blessed that their mother, Mrs. Margaret Pauley, was among those who attended and participated in the Jubilee Celebration. Grady and Gabriella met in 1963 while he was stationed in Germany with the US Army and she was employed there from Italy working at an Italian Ice Cream Caf in Shonau. It took approximately eight months for their Application for Marriage to be approved by the three countries involved, Germany, Italy, and the United States. After gaining this approval, Grady and Gabriella were first wed on March 5, 1965 by an official in the Registrar’s Office in Sandhofen, Germany and secondly on April 6, 1965 by Father Don Antonio Mattalia of the Roman Catholic Church in Mannheim, Germany. Two marriage ceremonies were required because the United States would not legally recognize a marriage ceremony that was performed in a foreign country unless it was conducted by the equivalent of a Justice of the Peace, and the Italian Government would not recognize a ceremony, unless it was performed by a Priest of the Roman Catholic Church. Gabriella was born and reared in Auronzo, Di Cadore, Italy, which is located in the beautiful Italian Alps (Dolomites) of Northern Italy. She is the daughter of Pietro Molin Poldedana and Otelia Monti Fabbro. Grady is the son of Obed Macel Pauley and Margaret Futch Pauley of Lawtey. Grady and Gabriella have one son, Stuart Pauley; two grandchildren, Matthew Pauley and Jillian Pauley; and one great grandchild, Kyleigh Mychelle Pauley, Stuart, his wife Janice, and Jillian reside in Julington Creek, Matthew, his fiancee Jennifer Leigh Robbins, and their daughter Kyleigh, reside in Starke. Grady is retired from the Florida Department of Corrections and he and Gabriella live in Lawtey. In further celebration of the occasion, the couple are planning a trip approximating the anniversary date of their April marriage ceremony. Grady M. and Gabriella Pauley celebrated their 50th anniversary with friends and family on March 8. They met in Germany in 1963. Grady was in the U.S. Army and stationed there, while Gabriella was employed there in an Italian icecream cafe. Gabriella, Grady Pauley celebrate 50th anniversary . Socials , RIGHT: Kaitlin a best-overall award in the senior division for photography. BELOW RIGHT: Hannah Nistler earned a bestoverall award in the senior division for cake decorating. Ella Dinkins earned two best-overall awards in the intermediate division for cake decorating and clothing and textiles. 4 have bestoverall 4-H projects at fair See 4-H, 3B


Katie Caren and Tara Holtzendorf earned the grand championship and reserve grand championship trophies, respectively, for their rabbits at the Bradford County Fair. Caren took the top trophy with a blue Dutch doe. She also earned a blue ribbon for a Florida white doe and red ribbons for a Dutch black doe, steel Dutch buck and Florida white doe. Holtzendorf’s Holland Lop doe earned the reserve grand championship trophy. She also earned a blue ribbon for a dwarf buck. The Bradford Soil and Water Commission presented Walmart giftcards in the amounts of $25 and $10 to Caren and Holtzendorf. The following also earned blue ribbons: Shayna Durrance (Dutch buck), Alaina Wright (New Zealand cross doe), Georgia Wilson (Polish buck), Waylon Robinson (lion’s head buck) and Layla Robinson (lion’s head doe). Earning white ribbons were Hannah Perron (black Dutch doe), Emma Jenkins (mixed buck), Ryder Thompson (lion’s head doe) and Payton Thompson (mini Rex doe). Naomi Atwood and Kali Arnette had the top two poultry exhibits at the Bradford County Fair. Atwood was awarded the grand championship trophy with a silver-laced Polish hen. She also exhibited a sliver-laced polish rooster, which earned a blue ribbon. Arnette earned the reserve grand championship trophy for a barred-rock hen. She also earned blue ribbons for another barredrock hen and for a barred-rock rooster. The Bradford Soil and Water Commission presented Walmart giftcards in the amounts of $25 and $10 to Atwood and Arnette. Trevor Holtzendorf and Audyn Woodington earned four blue ribbons each—Holtzendorf for a female Peking duck, Brahma hen, Guinea rooster and Ameraucana hen, and Woodington for a blue Cochin rooster, blue Cochin hen, black frizzle rooster and black frizzle hen. Earning two blue ribbons each were: Tiffany Atwood (Cochin hen and rooster), Katie Caren (black Australorp rooster, golden-laced Wyandotte hen), Ella Dinkins (Rhode Island hen, black Australorp hen), Ashley Harris (black Cochin hen, whitelegged rooster), Lake Harris (black frizzle hen and rooster), Glorida Raulerson (golden-laced Polish hen and rooster), Rileigh Rhoden (blue silkie hen, red frizzle hen), Eli Rimes (Plymouth Rock rooster and hen), Falyn Rimes (Plymouth Rock hen, black Cochin hen) and Kendal Stalnaker (blue Ameraucana hen Redding and Kody Stalnaker. The junior division also featured a group entry by the Lawtey 4-H club of 65 plants in decorated pots that earned red ribbons. Six participants besides Dinkins earned multiple blue ribbons in the intermediate division: Madison Bennett, Katie Caren, Abigail Ripplinger, Sierra Graham, Tara Holtzendorf and Allyson McElhenny. Bennett and Caren earned 11 and 10 blue ribbons, respectively, with Caren earning two best-inarea awards and Bennett earning one. Caren also earned two red ribbons, while Bennett earned one. Ripplinger earned three blue ribbons, while Graham, Holtzendorf and McElhenny each earned two. Graham and Holtzendorf each earned one best-in-area award, with Graham also earning two red ribbons. McElhenny earned two red ribbons as well. Josie Glisson and Jillian Kirkland each earned one blue ribbon, while Lane Kirkland, Makayla Kirkland and Preston Tyre each earned one red ribbon. Three participants besides Griffis and Nistler earned multiple blue ribbons in the senior division: Amanda Bertine, Courtney Paul and Hailey McElhenny. Bertine and Paul each earned three blue ribbons, with Paul also earning a best-in-area award. Bertin earned one white ribbon as well. McElhenny earned two blue ribbons and two red ribbons. One of her blue-ribbon projects also earned best in area. Maggie Glisson earned one white ribbon. Cloverbuds—the youngest group of 4-H participants—who earned participation ribbons were George Folsom with five projects, Isaac Lane with three projects and Shayna Durrance and Aubrey Nelson with two projects each. Thursday, March 19, 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 Want to reach people?Now’s the perfect time to see just how well our classifieds can work for you. Whether you’re looking for a great buy or a great place to sell, call our classified department today.904-964-6305Ask for Classified Ads In reporting the theft of the Bradford High School junior varsity baseball team’s equipment and belongings from a bus, the March 12 issue of the Telegraph-Times-Monitor mistakenly referred to the act as a robbery. By definition, a robbery is the taking of something from someone by force or threat, which was not the case in this instance. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. In coverage of the 4-H tablesetting contest in the March 12 issue of the Telegraph-TimesMonitor, the intermediatedivision participants were mistakenly identified as juniorlevel participants. We apologize of the error. Correction Correction Bailey Nelson shows off a photograph that earned her the best-overall award in the junior division of 4-H. 4-H Continued from 2B LEFT: Naomi Atwood received the poultry grand championship trophy. BELOW LEFT: Kali Arnette received the reserve grand championship trophy. ABOVE LEFT: rabbit earned the grand championship. LEFT: Tara Holtzendorf had the reserve grand champion. Atwood, Arnette show top poultry Top rabbits belong to Caren, Holtzendorf See POULTRY, 6B


The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford and Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Marsha Cole Allender, 41, of Lake Butler was arrested March 12 by Bradford deputies on two out-of-county warrants from Citrus. Bond was set at $2,620 for the charges. Jack Christian Bernson, 22, of Naples was arrested March 15 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Patricia Denise Bradley, 31, of Starke was arrested March 16 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. Allen Brent Carlisle, 24, of Lake Butler was arrested March 15 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for possession of drugs, possession of drug equipment and resisting an officer. According to the arrest report, Carlisle gave the deputy a false name during the traffic stop before eventually revealing his true identification. Bond was set at $22,500 for the charges. Kyle Matthew Cole, 22, of Starke was arrested March 11 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Sandra Elizabeth Covington, 57, of Starke was arrested March 13 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Covington, her brother and others were at a locale when her brother’s girlfriend arrived looking for him. Covington started hitting the woman and wrestling with her when the two fell to the ground. Covington’s brother then hit the victim in the face while Covington held her down. When deputies arrived, Covington was arrested, but the brother was nowhere to be found. A warrant affidavit will be filed with the state attorney’s office for the charge of battery against the brother. Bond was set at $5,000 for Covington’s charge. Debra Ann Crawford, 47, of Lake Butler was arrested March 15 during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Sharon Marie Ellison, 57, of Starke was arrested March 13 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. John Henry Fieseler, 32, of Melrose was arrested March 16 by Bradford deputies on an outof-county warrant from Putnam for cruelty toward a child. Bond was set at $10,004 for the charge. Shannon Sherrell Ford, 36, of Interlachen was arrested March 12 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for four charges of willfull and reckless driving with serious bodily injury. (See the Telegraph A-section for more details.) Bond was set at $2,000,000 for the charges. George Michael Hammontree, 54, of Starke was arrested March 16 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. Terrence Lynn Heath, 24, of Ocala was arrested March 10 by Bradford deputies on an outof-county warrant from Marion on original charge of possession of cocaine and possession of cannabis. No bond was allowed for the charge. Tyrise D. Jackson, 20, of Lawtey was arrested March 10 by Bradford deputies for burglary, two charges of trespassing and resisting an officer. According to the arrest report, Jackson had been trespassed from several residences in the Lawtey area in February and December of last year. The owner of one of the vacant residences called deputies the day before Jackson’s arrest, asking them to check out the home, as there was a broken window in the back. A check of the home revealed evidence someone had been possibly staying there, so the owner boarded everything up, and deputies went by the house the next evening. Jackson was in the home and ran out the back of the yard, but he was tracked to another nearby residence by a K-9 and apprehended. He had been trespassed from that residence also and was arrested and transported to jail after EMS medically cleared him from the K-9 dog bite on his arm. Bond was set at $35,000 for the charges. Karl Anthony Leschanz, 44, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 13 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. Camille Michelle Loose, 30, of Ocala was arrested March 14 by Lawtey police during a traffic stop for possession of heroin, two charges of possession of drugs and possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $152,500 for the charges. Jason Nicholas Meyer, 43, of Starke was arrested March 15 by Starke police for larceny. According to the arrest report, Meyer was observed concealing a flashlight and earphones in a pocket by a Walmart employee and then leaving the store without paying for the items. A battery pack and a package of ballpoint pens were also found on Meyer by the employee, who called police to the store after detaining Meyer. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Damion Joel Middleton, 31, of Jacksonville was arrested March 14 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. According to the arrest report, Middleton was entering the fairgrounds in Starke with his windows halfway down in his truck when a deputy on site smelled marijuana coming from the truck. When questioned, Middleton admitted to having marijuana in the truck, and a search revealed seven pre-rolled marijuana blunts, along with numerous cell phones and $106 in cash in the truck. Middleton also had over $650 in cash on his person when searched. He was arrested, with bond set at $30,000 for the charges. Levi Zachary Parrish, 26, of Middleburg was arrested March 13 by Bradford deputies for robbery and resisting an officer and by Starke police for hit and run with property damage, fleeing and eluding police, reckless driving, resisting an officer, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of drugs, possession of drug equipment and driving while license suspended or revoked. According to the arrest reports, several people were outside of a residence in Lawtey when Parrish pulled up in a vehicle asking for someone who didn’t reside at the house. Parrish then asked if anyone wanted to buy a rifle, saying he had the papers on the weapon and that he wanted $200 for it. When one of the men pulled $200 out his wallet, Parrish snatched the money and got back into his vehicle with the money and the rifle and sped away. Several people from the residence tried to follow Parrish in their vehicles, but he evaded them, so they continued into Starke while contacting law enforcement about the robbery. While they were at the In & Out store at the corner of S.R. 16 and U.S. 301 speaking with a deputy and a police officer about the incident, they saw Parrish drive by the store. The deputy and the officer gave chase, following Parrish to Pratt Street, where he turned and continued at a high rate of speed before turning on Lake Street toward the high school. The officer and the deputy blocked Parrish in, but he attempted to go around one of the patrol cars, hitting a large backflow water pipe above ground and a fence with his vehicle and damaging the front end. Parrish left the vehicle a few seconds later and started running toward Broadway Street through several residential yards. Eventually, the deputy trapped Parrish by a fence and had to use a Taser on him after he refused to get to the ground to be handcuffed. During a search of Parrish’s vehicle, the $200 in cash was recovered along with the rifle, which had a bayonet on it. Also found in the vehicle were several controlled-substance pills and a pipe with marijuana residue. A background check on Parrish revealed him to be a convicted felon that had been released from prison in 2014 for aggravated battery on a person 65 years of age or older. Damage to the fence and backflow pipe at the school was estimated to be approximately $5,000. The $200 was returned to the victim from Lawtey. Bond was set at $200,000 for all of the charges against Parrish. Warren Lee Puckett, 21, of Old Town was arrested March 16 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for two charges of failure to appear. Bond was set at $200,000 for the charges. Lester Wayne Ruis, 34, of Starke was arrested March 14 by Starke police for battery and for larceny–theft of a controlled substance. According to the arrest report, the female victim went to a residence in Starke to get some of her belongings so she and her children could stay at a friend’s home. When she entered the home, Ruis started yelling at the victim and then pushed her in the chest, causing her to fall backward. When police arrived, the victim said Ruis had also been taking some of her prescription medications without her permission. He was arrested, with bond set at $10,000 for the charges. Amy L. Sanders, 39, of Interlachen and Fredrick E. Sanford, 45, of Interlachen were arrested March 16 by Starke police for shoplifting. According to the arrest report, Sanders and Sanford both worked for the Jackson Hewitt tax service located inside Walmart in Starke. A Walmart loss-prevention employee reported that on March 12, Sanford selected a vacuum cleaner and a bottle of cologne from the store shelves and took them to Sanders at the Jackson Hewitt area. A short time later, Sanders went and took a pair of sunglasses from a display, removed the tag and put them on her head. A few minutes later, Sanders then left the store without paying for the items, valued at $97, with the incident recorded on surveillance video. On March 16, Sanford took four items from the store valued at $94, went to the Jackson Hewitt area and placed them in a shopping bag he had picked up at a cash register. Sanford then left the store, but returned and removed the items from the bag and their packaging before placing them in a Walmart trash bag. He then attempted to leave the store with the items, but was detained by the loss-prevention employee. Police were called, and Sanford and Sanders were both arrested, with their bond set at $1,000 each for the charges. David Eric Silcox, 43, of Hampton was arrested March 10 by Bradford deputies on warrants for possession of opium or derivative, selling opium or derivative, for two charges of possession of drugs, for two charges of selling drugs and for probation violation. Bond was set at $475,000 for the drug charges, while no bond was allowed for the probation violation charge. Eric Murray Sindall, 20, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was arrested March 10 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana, possession of drugs and possession drug equipment. Bond was set at $7,000 for the charges. Jeremie David Smith, 37, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 14 by Starke police during a traffic stop for driving under the influence. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. Justin Dean Thomas, 21, of Hampton was arrested March 11 by Starke police during a traffic stop for driving under the influence. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Bobby Ihan Williams, 37, of Starke was arrested March 13 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Ruby Osteen Wood, 51, of Melrose was arrested March 14 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Wood was arguing with her grown daughter when she pushed her into a wall, grabbed her throat and threatened to beat and kill her. When law enforcement arrived, Wood admitted to pushing her daughter and was still visibly angry at her, according to the deputies’ report. She was arrested and transported to jail. Keystone/Melrose Keith Griffis, 35 of Keystone Heights was arrested March 13 by Clay deputies for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and resisting, obstructing or op posing a law enforcement officer. According to an arrest report, Griffis stabbed an acquaintance in the face with a pair of scissors. He then fled into a wooded area, where deputies later found him. Griffis refused to obey deputies’ orders and was forced into hand cuffs before being transported to jail. Ronald Miller, 24, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 12 by Clay deputies for petit theft. Sheena Mosley, 30, of Lawtey was arrested March 16 by Clay deputies for two probation viola tions. Michael Dewayne Paschen, 43, of Melrose was arrested March 11 by Putnam deputies for a probation violation. Christopher Powers, 25, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 16 by Clay deputies for child abuse. According to an ar rest report, school officials alert ed deputies after the victim came to school with bruises on his face and what appeared to be a bro ken blood vessel in one eye. The victim told a guidance counselor that Powers slapped him in the face and spanked him with a belt the previous day. George Williams, 41, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 12 by Clay deputies for contempt of court. Dear Editor: In my opinion The Lake Region Monitor seems to consistently avoid reporting community events that are scheduled in the Keystone Heights area. The city has a number of events that occur on a regular basis that would be of interest to the residents if they were reported. Examples are, but not inclusive, the Wings of Dreams Star Parties, the last one on 2/28, and the Fly in breakfast held on 3/7. In addition, The City Council meeting and agenda held on 3/5 with agenda items like the Keystone Heights Volunteer Fire Dept., the proposal for a Keystone Splash Park, The Clay County Fair Assoc., and Trauma Center Information. This particular meeting was attended by over 90 people who were only informed by word of mouth in and around the Keystone area. These items of interest plus others should be published regularly in the Monitor for the benefit of the citizens of the City. I commend the paper for all the notices regarding Church, Club, Library, and Sports events, but a three-page report and pictures relating to Miss KHHS seemed to be excessive. I would like to see more Local, Civic Events, and Educational Events reported for the benefit and information of the residents and to assist in the Growth and Development of The Lake Region. 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buckle. M & R Construction and Mark and Karla Williams sponsored the second-place prizes, while Gold Key and John Smith sponsored the third-place prizes. Kody Stalnaker and Eli Rimes placed first and second, respectively, in junior showmanship, with Cassidy Spratlin placing third. Mosley Tire and Russ Miscally sponsored the first-place prizes, while Sheffield Pest Control and Frank Sheffield sponsored the second-place prizes. Curtis Clyatt of District 3 of the Union County School Board sponsored the third-place prizes. Wilkins earned the first-place senior 4-H record-book award, while Amberlie Roach and Carissa Griffis placed second and third, respectively. Reed Thames was the intermediate 4-H record-book winner, followed by Graham and Shelbey Spratlin. Merritt received the first-place junior 4-H record-book award, with Karly Shatto and Reagan Robinson placing second and third, respectively. Bailey Griffis earned first place in the Bradford Sr. FFA record-book awards, followed by Bailey Riggs and Paxson Wise. The competition was sponsored by Cowgirls Cuts. Svannah Woodall received the first-place Union Sr. FFA recordbook award, with Lane Griffis and Taylor Crosby placing second and third, respectively. Shatto Heating and Air Inc. sponsored the awards. In the middle school competitions, Bailey Bishop placed first in Bradford, followed by Jordan Marshall and Camee Morrow, while Luke Griffis placed first in Union, followed by Skyler Shatto and Kaley Thornton. Patrick Hartley Welding and Fabrication sponsored the Bradford awards, while Shatto Heating and Air Inc. sponsored the Union awards. Boone and Seay had the fourth and fifth overall heifers, with Whitehead Cattle sponsoring the fourth-place $75 prize and Farm Credit Services sponsoring the fifth-place $50 prize. Sal Perez and Rodney Griffis placed first and second, respectively, in the homegrown breeder (steer) contest, while Griffis and Whitehead Cattle placed first and second, respectively, in the homegrown breeder (breed) contest. All received certificates from the Bradford-Union Cattlemen’s Association. In the steer weight-gain contest, Riggs Davis placed first, receiving $100 from sponsor Gator II Farm Supply and Ken Mueller. Jordan Davis and Kaitlin Griffis placed second and third, respectively, with Whitehead Cattle sponsoring the $75 second-place prize and Brad Whitehead sponsoring the $50 third-place prize. In the 4-H record-book contest (steer), Kaitlin Griffis and Courtney Paul placed first and second, respectively, in the senior division, with Morrow Enterprises sponsoring the $50 first-place prize and Kyle and Teresa Jerrels sponsoring the $30 second-place prize. Katie Caren and Lauren Cromwell were first and second, respectively, in the intermediate division, with Lee and Kim Nichols sponsoring the first-place award and Julie Morrow sponsoring the secondplace award. Walker Thompson and Trevor Holtzendorf were first and second, respectively, in the junior division, with New River Fire Department sponsoring both prizes. Case Emerson and Kelsey Thornton were first and second, respectively, in the Sr. FFA record-book contest (steer), with Patrick Hartley Welding and Fabrication sponsoring the $50 first-place prize and Randy Conner sponsoring the $30 second-place prize. Madison Bennett and Bailee Sheppard placed first and second, respectively, in the middle school division, with Kite Timber Inc. sponsoring both prizes. In the 4-H record-book contest (breed), Kaitlin Griffis and Courtney Paul placed first and second, respectively, in the senior division, while Katie Caren and Tara Holtzendorf placed first and second, respectively, in the intermediate division. Walker Thompson and Trevor Holtzendorf placed first and second, respectively, in the junior division. New River Ranch sponsored the $50 first-place and $30 second-place awards in the senior division. Emerson Nursery and Plant Rentals sponsored the intermediate awards, while Brad Whitehead and Union Power Equipment sponsored the firstand secondplace awards, respectively, in the junior division. Case Emerson and Nathan Boone placed first and second, respectively, in the Sr. FFA record-book contest (breed), with Brad Whitehead sponsoring the $50 first-place prize and Talisha Cunningham sponsoring the $30 second-place prize. Madison Bennett and Payton Thompson placed first and second, respectively, in the middle school division, with Malcolm Hill sponsoring both prizes. In the Bradford-Union Cattlemen’s Association showmanship contest, Kaitlin Griffis placed first in the senior division, followed by Courtney Paul, Colton Cromwell, Ethan Box and Case Emerson. Cash prizes were sponsored by West Side Feed of Jacksonville (first, $300), Hendricks Farms (second, $200), Muse Show Cattle (third, $150) and the Bradford Soil and Water Commission (fourth, $100; fifth, $75). Charli Morrow placed first in the intermediate division, followed by Nathan Boone, Bailee Sheppard, Kaylie Whitehead and Madison Bennett. Prizes were sponsored by Badcock Furniture of Starke and Lake Butler (first), Emerson Nursery and Plant Rentals (second), West Side Feed II of Lake Butler (third) and the Bradford Soil and Water Commission (fourth and fifth). Walker Thompson was first in the junior division, followed by Katie Caren, Hunter Thomas, Maci Whitehead and Clay Fulgham. Prizes were sponsored by Teal Tile Carpet (first), Swift Creek Realty (second), AAA Hay (third) and New River Ranch (fourth and fifth). Bradford-Union Cattlemen’s Association Herdsman Award winners were Courtney Paul (senior), Kaylie Whitehead (intermediate) and Katie Caren (junior). Their $125 prizes were sponsored by Thompson’s Garage (senior), Thompson’s Auto Sales (intermediate) and the Kiwanis Club of Starke (junior). Case Emerson and Kelsey Thornton placed second and third, respectively, in the senior division, with Western Steer sponsoring the $100 secondplace and $75 third-place awards. Cassie Tomlinson placed second in the intermediate division, followed by Maci Whitehead. Their awards were sponsored by Whitehead Cattle (second) and the Bradford Soil and Water Commission (third). In the junior division, Kendal Stalnaker was second, followed by Hunter Williams. The Kiwanis Club of Starke sponsored the second-place award, with Clyatt Well Drilling sponsoring third place. The Zedra Hamilton family sponsored two overallperformance awards, with Kaitlin Griffis earning the steer award and Courtney Paul earning the breed award. Case Emerson received the Citizenship Award, receiving $200 from sponsors Donna and Lynn Waters. Thursday, March 19, 2015 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 5B This year’s Bradford-Union Cattleman’s Association steer sale consisted of 33 animals that brought an average ring price of $3,906.43 ($3.30 per pound) and totaled $128,912.40 collectively without add-ons. Nathan Boone’s grand champion, which weighed 1,275 pounds, sold for $7,140 to Thompson’s Garage, AAA Hay Farms, Roberts Insurance, M&R Construction, Kite Timber and Bennett Farms. This year’s reserve champion was shown by Kaitlin Griffis. The 1,315-pound animal fetched $6,706.50 from buyers Ricky Griffis, Thompson’s Garage, BRM Harvesting, CDM Contracting and Boone Septic. The remaining sale results (exhibitor, weight of animal, total sale price and buyers) were as follows: Jencie Hardee, 1,259, $4,658.30, Michael Hardee Timber, Cutt’n Up Salon; Taylor Crawford, 1,163, $3,023.80, Liberty Trucking; Walker Thompson, 1,284, $4,879.20, Thompson’s Garage, Teal Tile and Carpet, Roberts Insurance, Boone Farms; Ethan Box, 1,073, $3,111.70, Liberty Trucking; Bailee Sheppard, 1,158, $4,632, Len Schlofman, Handy Man Fence Company, Bostick Tree Service; Payton Thompson, 1,217, $4,381.20, Thompson’s Auto Sales, Boone Septic, Cornerstone Construction; Randa Goodwin, 1,099, $3,297, CDM Contracting, Roberts Land and Timber, HoBo Tractor Company, PMI Construction, Brad Whitehead; Tara Holtzendorf, 1,134, $2,402, Winn-Dixie; Jordan Cazee, 1,168, $2,920, Hillandale, Furst McNess; Courtney Paul, 1,192, $3,695.20, RAS Land Management; Colton Cromwell, 1,297, $3,372.20, Hillandale, Western Steer; Clay Fulgham, 1,068, $2,776.80, Nettles Beef Processors; Lake Butler Sr. FFA, 1,106, $3,871, Union County officials (Judge Bo Bayer, Clerk of Courts Kellie Connell, commissioners Karen Cossey, Willie Croft, Woody Kitler and Jimmy Tallman, Property Appraiser Bruce Dukes, Superintendent of Schools Carlton Faulk, Sheriff Brad Whitehead); Trevor Holtzendorf, 1,162, $3,486, Hamilton Farms, Ward Timber, MSO Tech; Lauren Cromwell, 1,218, $2,923.20, Hillandale; Katie Caren, 1,302, $3,124.80, Boone Septic; Hunter Williams, 1,068, $3,738, CDM Contracting, Serenity Enterprises; Whip Davis, 1,114, $3,564.80, Roberts Land and Timber, Shadd Trucking, Pritchett Trucking; Madison Bennett, 1,167, $3,501, Community State Bank, Roberts Insurance, Union LaSteel, Dr. Talisha Cunningham Dentistry; Case Emerson, 1,205, $4,338, Ho-Bo Tractor Company, C.J. Spiller, Santa Fe Ford, Donnie Odom; Jenna Ritch, 1,284, $4,622.40, Roberts Insurance, Ritch Farms, Community State Bank, Brad Whitehead, Hillandale; Riggs Davis, 1,319, $4,748.40, M&S Fertilizer, HoBo Tractor Company; Savannah Douglas, 1,088, $3,264, Hamilton Farms, Teal Tile and Carpet, MSO Tech, Ward Timber; Bradford FFA, 1,121, $2,914.60, Kristie Baggerly, State Farm Insurance; Tanner Connell, 1,163, $3,721.60, Publix; Maci Whitehead, 1,197, $3,591, Ocala Stockyard; Jordan Davis, 1,242, $4,222.80, M&H Farms, Hillandale, Colson Farms; Cassie Tomlinson, 919, $2,848.90, Roberts Land and Timber, CDM Contracting, Coxwell Construction, PMI Construction; John Grant Tallman, 1,152, $3,571.20, Pritchett Trucking; Kendal Stalnaker, 1,180, $4,484, Community State Bank, Roberts Insurance, North Florida Equipment Rental; Kayla Whitehead, 1,184, $4,380.80, Teal Tile and Carpet. The breed sale consisted of two animals exhibited by Gracie Dukes and Jencie Hardee. The total sale price was $4,800, with Columbia Livestock Market/ John Willis and AAA Hay Farms/ Alan Holtzendorf as the buyers. 33 steers sell for more than $128K at Bradford Fair STEER Continued from 1B Jencie Hardee exhibited the homegrown reserve champion steer. It sold for $3.70 per pound to Michael Walker Thomp son exhib ited the reserve grand cham pion heifer. Charli Morrow exhib ited the home grown grand cham pion heifer. Harley Seay exhib ited the reserve home grown cham pion heifer. SWINE Continued from 1B Hunter Merritt of Union County exhibited the homegrown reserve champion pig. 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Six adults and two youths were awarded best-overall rosettes for their home-division entries at the Bradford County Fair. Yvette Lee earned a total of six blue ribbons in the adult division, with her brown yeast bred earning a rosette. She also earned blue ribbons for yeast bread, grape jelly, muscadine jelly, blackberry jelly and strawberry jelly. Lee earned two red ribbons for apples and apple butter. Norma Lyon earned three blue ribbons, with a blanket also earning her a rosette in the adult division. She also earned blue ribbons for a vest and a child’s sweater. Lyon earned one red ribbon for a woman’s sweater. Bob Lawry also earned three blue ribbons as an adult, with his pickled garlic also earning a rosette. Pickled quail eggs and pepper jelly earned him his other blue ribbons. Debra Hirsch and Joyce Whidden each earned two blue ribbons and one rosette. A dress earned Hirsch her rosette, while a jacket earned her another blue ribbon. Whiden earned a rosette for a quilt, while another quilt also earned a blue ribbon. Cana Rensberger earned a blue ribbon and rosette for an afghan. In the youth division, Kaitlin Griffis and Jenna Thornton each earned a rosette, with Griffis earning four blue ribbons overall. Griffis was awarded a rosette for peach jelly, while also earning blue ribbons for peaches, grape Best-overall rosettes were awarded for five projects in arts and crafts at the Bradford County Fair. Adult participants Dawn Flournoy, Ronald Goodman and Jeff Morgan earned rosettes— Flournoy for a wood-burning picture of an owl, Goodman for a wooden-house jewelry box and Morgan for a wood-carved bust. Goodman also earned a blue ribbon in woodwork, while Morgan earned a blue ribbon in folk art. In the youth division, Isaac Davis earned a rosette for a pencil drawing of his mother, while Kyle Toombs earned a rosette for a wood box with lid. Adult participant Carol James earned the most blue ribbons overall with six in the areas of acrylic painting, folk art, strawberry theme, miscellaneious, extra and jewelry. Leroyal Stoutamire earned two blue ribbons in woodwork and pen or pencil. Adults earning one blue ribbon each were Kellie Clark in color photo, Daniel Baldwin, Nick Hernandez, Rashay Hampton and Debbie Boone in woodwork, Debra Hirsch in recycled and Ann Davis and Butch Patterson in miscellaneous. Boone also earned a red ribbon in wreaths, while Hernandez earned a red ribbon in pen or pencil. Also earning red ribbons were Kristin Griffis in acrylic painting and Rosie Ivey in miscellaneous. Madison Garber earned two blue ribbons in the youth division 5 awarded rosettes in arts and crafts at the fair and rooster). Caren also earned a white ribbon for a buff Orpington hen. Exhibitors earning one blue ribbon each were Isaac Lane (Khaki Campbell drake), Logan Griffis (black Cochin rooster), Amanda Bertine (naked-neck hen), Kelly Denson (silver-laced Wyandotte hen), Cason Denson (silver-laced Cochin hen), Kody Stalnaker (Splash Ameraucana rooster), Gabe Tallman (red sex-link hen), Tucker Dortch (barred-rock rooster), Bradford Transition Academy (red sexlink hen), Case Emerson (buff Orpington hen), Layla Robinson (buff Orpington hen), Waylon Robinson (Rhode Island red hen), Brooklyn Wiggins (blue Orpington hen), Connie Wiggins (black Australorp hen), Kadynce Brown (Rhode Island hen) and Ashley Brewer (Rhode Island hen). Red ribbons were awarded to Shane Griffis (game rooster, barred-rock rooster), Connie Wiggins (white Cochn rooster), Kayla Andrews (barred-rock rooster), Eva Tallman (Rhode Island red hen), Noah Tallman (Cornish bantam hen), Austin Parrish (barred-rock hen), Katie Tomlinson (Rhode Island rooster), Taylor Rhoden (two Serama frizzle hens), Kody Stalnaker (Splash Ameraucana hen), Cotton Wood (buff Orpington rooster), Maren Lane (two silkie hens, silkie rooster), Jamie Mosley (game rooster), Zander Van Zant (game rooster) and Aiden Caren (Rhode Island red hen). The following earned white ribbons: Krista Atwood (silver Sebright hen and rooster), Albany Mosley (red Cochin rooster), Brady Nettles (game rooster), Bradford Transition Academy (mixed rooster), Randa Goodwin (mixed rooster), Cassie Tomlinson (game rooster), Debbie Allen (mixed rooster), Brooklyn Wiggins (black Jersey rooster), Addison Wright (mixed rooster), Emma Jeffers (mixed rooster and hen) and Witt Thomas (mixed rooster). 6B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 19, 2015 Your Flooring Specialist Vinyl Carpet Ceramic Tile Hardwood & Laminate Floors Visit Our Showroom! SALES SERVICE INSTALLATIONCommerical Residential “Se Habla E spaol”Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Sat 9 am – Noon 131 N. 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Debra Hirsch was one of eight participants to earn a bestoverall rosette in the home division at the Bradford County Fair. She earned hers for this dress. She was awarded two blue ribbons in all. Yvette Lee earned a bestoverall rosette for brown yeast bread. In all, she won six blue ribbons and two red ribbons. ABOVE RIGHT: Bob Lawry earned a rosette for pickled garlic. He earned blue ribbons on all three of his submissions. RIGHT: Norma Lyon earned a rosette for a blanket. She had four submissions in all, earning three blue ribbons and one red ribbon. Jenna almond pound cake earned her a best-overall rosette. She was one of 19 exhibitors home division. Fair home division awards 8 rosettes See HOME, 8B


in the areas of color photo and color pen/pencil. She also earned a red ribbon in pen or pencil. Earning one blue ribbon each in the youth division were Trent Foreman in pen or pencil, Terry Stiers in color pen/pencil, Angela Flournoy in watercolor, Noah Green, Morgan Stemer and Zak Windle in woodwork, Jacob Brown, Kaitlin Griffis and Hadley Woodall in miscellaneous and Grace Sulliavn in extra. Jadie Clark earned four red ribbons in acrylic painting, color pen/pencil, oil/pastel and watercolor, while Thelma Tenly earned two red ribbons in pen or pencil and miscellaneous. Other red ribbons were earned by Jerimyah Horton, Ian (last name not available) and Craig (last name not available) in color pen/pencil, Kale Waters, Julia (last name not available), Noah Green, Zane (last name not available) and Kanann (last name not available) in oil/pastel, Grace Sullivan and Abby Horton in miscellaneous, and Kacen Thomassen in extra. 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He was born to the Late Louis and Louise Atchison in Flushing, New York, on Dec. 14, 1930. Louis married Fay Dolores Alvarez on Nov. 2, 1949 in Macon, Georgia. Louis worked most of his life, owning his own business manufacturing windows. He was actively involved in his children and grandchildren’s lives and his love of animals was abundantly clear. Louis is survived by seven children, Louis Atchison, III of Orlando, Fay Lambert of Orange Park, James Atchison of Orange Park, Jody Lockamy of Marietta, Georgia, Sherry Williams of Jacksonville, George Atchison of Jacksonville, and Dawn Strickland of Starke. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. There will be a private service for the immediate family at Kingsley Lake, Florida. 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 Margie Brinn KEYSTONE HEIGHTS— Margie Glynn Brinn, 93, of Keystone Heights died in Orange Park on Monday, March 9, 2015. She was born in Willacoochee, Georgia on Oct. 29, 1921 to the late Sherrod and Blanche (Puckett) Corbitt. She was a homemaker and a former resident of Park of the Palms. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul T. Brinn and one grandson. Her survivors are: her caregivers and niece and nephews, Jennifer (Shane) Corbett and Stevan Corbett, five grandsons, and one daughter. Graveside services will be 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 20 at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to be made to the Senior Citizens Organization, 125 NE Commercial Circle, Keystone Heights, FL 32656. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Teresa DeGraff Teresa DeGraff PACE—Teresa Ann DeGraff, 57, of Pace departed from this earth on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Santa Rosa Medical Center. A native of Lawtey, Teresa was born on May 8, 1957 to the parents of Otis & Clara Brewer. Teresa is survived by: her loving husband of 25 years, Stephen (Buddy) Edward DeGraff Senior; three children, Christy Hayes, Matthew Wood and Stacy Bachman; her three step-children, Deborah Russell, Stephen DeGraff Junior and Jennifer Moses. Teresa had fifteen grandchildrenall of whom she adored. Teresa is also survived by one brother, Gary Brewer; three sisters, Marsha Norman, Denise Moore and Kim Markham, along with a host of nieces and nephews. Teresa had a lifelong love for helping others and always relied on her Christian faith. A celebration of her life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday March 21 at Evergreen Baptist Church 8025 Northwest County Road 125 Lawtey. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Teresa’s name to the Foundation for Depression @ https://bbrfoundation. org PAID OBITUARY Charles Forrester Charles Forrester STARKE— Charles Gregory “Greg” Forrester, 53, of Starke died on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Select Specialty Hospital in Gainesville. He was born in Greenville, South Carolina on Dec. 19, 1961 to Donnie Jewell Clements Forrester and the late Eddie Norman Forrester, Sr. He has been a resident of Starke for the past 30 years. He retired after 18 years as a forklift operator at Gilman Building Products in Maxville. He is survived by: his wife, Keri Ann Forrester of Starke; mother, Donnie Forrester of Middleburg; brothers, Allen (Amy) Edward Forrester of Fleming Island, and Eddie Norman Forrester, Jr. of Middleburg; sister, Stephanie Angela Forrester of Orange Park. A Celebration Gathering will be held on Sunday, April 12 at 3:00 pm at Whiskey River Saloon in Starke. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Robert Francis HAMPTON—Robert “Bob” Lee Francis, 86, of Hampton died at his home on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. He retired from Greyhound Bus Lines with 26 years of service and then went to work for the L.A. Dodgers baseball team for 6 years. He served in the United States Army for four years. Survivors include: his wife of 65 years, Carolyn (Davis) Francis; son, Thomas Francis; daughters, Cindy (Tommy) Norman, and Martha Lasseter; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Starke on Saturday, March 28 at 11 a.m. Interment will be on Monday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of Flowers contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 3324 W. University Ave., # 128, Gainesville, FL 32607 or the American Diabetes Association, 7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite 104A, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Charles Giles RAIFORD— Charles Howard Giles, 73, of Raiford died Thursday, March 12, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on Sept. 2, 1941 in Hahira, Georgia to the late Charles Giles and Froncie Howard. He has lived in Raiford for 40 years. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He is survived by: brother, Colon Killabrew of Chiefland; sister, Nancy McKoy of Jacksonville; caregivers, Ted (Debbie) Foray of Raiford, Gerald (Joann) Griffis, and Dean (Deborah) Harden of Raiford. Funeral services were held March 16 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Raiford with Rev. Harold Hudson and Bro. Emory Eunice officiating. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. Robbie Hines GRAHAM—Robbie Lee Hines, 62, of Graham died Saturday, March 14, 2015 after a boating accident at Lockloosa Lake in Alachua County. He was born on May 28, 1952 in Hampton to the late Robert Hines and Leila Gore Hines. He served in the National Guard for many years and was a member of the New River Baptist Church in Brooker. He was an employee with the Gainesville Regional Utilities for 29 years. He is preceded in death by: sisters, Dorothy Deaver, Betty Bryant, and Joann Paulling. He is survived by: his wife of 38 years, Naomi Hines; daughter, Audrey (Brandon) Cason of Jacksonville; son, Hollis (Melissa) Hines of Starke; sister, Eloise (Carlos) Moss of Starke; and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 20 at 2:00 pm at Archer Memorial Chapel with Rev. Zeb Cook officiating. Burial will take place following services at Dedan Cemetery. Family invites friends for a visitation Thursday, March 19 6-8 p.m. at Archer Funeral Home. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler. Ronald Tomlinson STARKE— Ronald “Ronnie” Eugene Tomlinson, 66, of Starke, died on Saturday, March 13, 2015. He was born in Starke on March 19, 1948 to the late Roy Tomlinson and Annie Sweat Tomlinson. He worked for Southern Railroad, was a Correctional Officer, and also owned Surface Transport Systems. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Starke, and served in the Vietnam War in the Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: daughter, Jaclyn Tomlinson; and brothers, Leroy Tomlinson and Walter Tomlinson. Survivors include: his wife, Stephanie Tomlinson; sons, Chris (Suzanne) Tomlinson and Billy McKay; daughter, Crystal (Greg) Moss; brother, Winfred (Geraldine) Tomlinson; sisters, Margaret Williams and Martell Jackson; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church on March 17 and officiated by Pastor Jim Chandler. Burial followed at the Jacksonville National Cemetery on March 18 with Army Military Honors. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Diabetes Association or the First Christian Church Building Fund. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Arland Woodham, Sr. JACKSONVILLE— Arland “Woody” Woodham, Sr., 97, of Jacksonville died on Saturday, March 14, 2015. He was born in Frost Proof on Oct. 1, 1917 to the late Arland and Lillian Woodham. He owned the company Handi Buildings, Inc., was a branch manager for SnapOn-Tools, and served in the United States Army. He was a member of Terry Parker Baptist Church in Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by: parents, Arland and Lillian Woodham; brothers, Keith Woodham and Harold Woodham; and sister, Sue Bailey. Survivors include: his wife of 76 years, Mildred “Lawson” Woodham; son, Arland (Gerri) Woodham; daughter, Gail (Tom) Keisler; seven grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel on March 18 officiated by Pastor Tom Keisler. A burial followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery with Army Military Honors following the service. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. 406 Gone but not forgotten March 18, 1993 A Fireman’s Prayer When I am called to duty, God, wherever flame may rage, give me strength to save some life, whatever be its age. Help me embrace a little child, before it is too late, or save an older person from, the horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout, and quickly and efficiently, to put the fire out. I want to fill my calling, and to give the best in me, to guard my every neighbor, and protect his property. And if according to my fate, I am to lose my life, please bless with your protecting hand, my children and my wife. In Memory ARTS Continued from 6B RIGHT: Dawn Flournoy earned a rosette for this wood-burning project. BELOW RIGHT: Jeff Morgan earned a rosette for this wooden bust. Not pictured: Kyle Toombs.


BY TRACY LEE TATE Telegraph Staff Writer Helping people achieve their financial goals – whether they are preparing for retirement or working toward financing their children’s education – is the favorite part of the investment business for Edward Jones financial advisor Courtnie Douglas. Douglas is a lifelong Union County resident; daughter of Larry and Paulette Davison, granddaughter of Mary Alice and the late Harlis Ellington. She graduated from Union County High School, and then went on to the University of Florida, where she graduated with a degree in agricultural education and communication in 2005. After college, Douglas worked for five years as a unit director and then director of income development for the American Cancer Society, giving her a sound basis in business management. With the ACS, she worked with major gifts and estate planning and became familiar with financial planning. During this period, she also became an Edward Jones client and was very impressed with the firm’s services. Douglas decided she would like to work for the company she patronized and admired, so she returned to school, this time to Kaplan University to gain the training she would need to be certified as an investment advisor. She now holds series seven and 63 certification with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). She applied to Edward Jones and was hired, setting up her first office in her home in Lake Butler in 2013. As a company, Edward Jones is dedicated to both their clients and their advisors, encouraging growth and improvement in both groups. Douglas said that from the start she had wanted to open an office in Starke. She said she had to work to prove the viability of an office in the city, that the community could and would support such an undertaking. She went out and talked to people, knocking on doors and explaining the services she could offer them to improve their financial heath. “I already had clients from Bradford County who would come to Lake Butler to see me,” Douglas said. “I just felt that Starke would be a more central and convenient location. I will still be serving my Union County clients as well and they can still make appointments to see me in Lake Butler if they wish to. But I was able to show that moving my primary office here was a sound business move and the company agreed.” Edward Jones arranged and paid for the renovations necessary to turn an old dog-grooming parlor on Walnut St. (across the street from the current home of Badcock Furniture), which had been empty for about two years, into a modern, professional office space. “They basically gutted the whole building, tearing out almost everything except the brick and block walls,” Douglas said. “Even the interior walls were removed, although they left two studs in place which are now part of one of the walls of my office. The wiring and plumbing were updated as well as the structural components. It looks and feels like a new building now.” The refurbished building offers a comfortable reception area, a conference room, two private offices and a small kitchen. Right now the office is basically a one-woman show but in the future, as the office shows growth, Douglas will be allowed 8B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 19, 2015 Saturday, March 21st & Sunday, March 22nd8 AM til ??Hosted By: KEYSTONE HEIGHTS INSURANCE & TOSHA FERNANDEZ, ESQ 7388 SR 21 Keystone Heights, FL 32656DON’T MISS OUT! Household Clearance & Estate SaleSeveral local residents are cleaning out their closets, garages and storage sheds and putting their treasures out for sale to you! Paintings, Collectible Books (Zane Grey, Harry Potter, etc), University Barbies, Snow Babies, Lots of Cross Stitch Patterns, Disney Items, Furniture, Clothing and much, much more! Y Does your business have a story to tell? A product or service to sell?The Bradford County Telegraph Advertising Department can provide you with the in depth coverage you desire...Call 904-964-6305or email us atDarlene Douglassdarlene@bctelegraph.comor Kevin Millerkmiller@bctelegraph.comAdvertorial Advertising Works! BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Kyle Hix gave up one hit and struck out 13 to help lead the Keystone Heights High School baseball team to a 4-0 District 5-4A win over Bradford on March 13 in Starke. Hix gave up no walks in a complete-game effort as the Indians improved to 5-0 in the district. At the plate, Hix hit a double and drove in a run. Wyatt Harvin and Tyler Ricketts each went 2-for-4, with Ricketts driving in a run. Gage Hall drove in a run also. Bradford (2-11 overall) fell to 2-3 in the district. Prior to playing Bradford, Keystone was held to four hits in a 6-1 loss to Buchholz on March 10 in Gainesville. Bryce Plummer drove in the lone run with a single in the top of the first. On March 16, the Indians improved to 7-3 overall with a 10-3 win over host Ridgeview. Pierson Lewis drove in three runs, while Hix and Tyler Keaton—who had a home run— each drove in one. Plummer and Jarrett Fowler went 2-for-3 and 3-for-4, respectively. Hall hit a double. Starting pitcher Ricketts gave up three runs on two hits and three walks in four innings. Dean Dukes pitched the final three innings, giving up two hits and one walk. Keystone played district opponent Santa Fe this past Tuesday and St. Augustine on Wednesday, March 18. The Indians host Middleburg on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. before traveling to play district opponent P.K. Yonge on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. Bradford played district opponent Interlachen this past Tuesday and will host Westside BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Caleb Polk hit a double and drove in four runs, but the Bradford High School baseball team lost 14-10 at Westside Christian on March 11. Polk, Danny Clarke and Jameaze McNeal each finished 2-for-3. On March 10, the Tornadoes hosted Palatka and lost 6-2. Polk and Jacob Luke had all but one of Bradford’s hits, with Polk going 2-for-4 with a double and Luke going 2-for-2. Austin Benczak had an RBI. In three innings of relief, pitcher Tucker Stack gave up two runs on two hits and one walk. He had four strikeouts. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Pitchers Megan Moncrief and Brittany Schellpeper gave up six earned runs, but visiting Gainesville pushed 18 across overall in defeating the Keystone Heights High School softball team 18-7 on March 16. The Indians, who committed 10 errors, got two RBI from BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Savana Shealey hit a three-run home run as part of a seven-run third inning in the Bradford High School softball team’s 9-0 win at Keystone drops 18-7 game to Gainesville Shealey, Cruce homer in BHS win Polk’s 4 RBI not enough in 14-10 BHS loss Indians shut out Tornadoes to stay perfect in District 5-4A Breanna Wells, who was 2-for3 with a triple. Tylyn Davis was 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Mckenzie Crawford and Taylor Morris each had an RBI. On March 10, Davis hit a double and a home run, finishing with eight RBI in a 17-3, fiveinning win over visiting Palatka. Davis finished 3-for-4, while Wells was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI. Ashleigh Jennings and Cheyenne Helton were 2-for-3 and 2-for-4, respectively, with each batting in a run. Molly Crawford and Marissa Eaton each had an RBI as well. Schellpeper pitched the first three innings, giving up four hits and one walk. Skylar Rollins gave up two hits and one walk in two innings. Keystone improved to 4-3 in District 5-4A when Wells hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh for a 3-2 win over visiting Fort White on March 13. Bailey Story hit a double and drove in the Indians’ other two runs. Mckenzie Crawford was 2-for-3, while Molly Crawford and Jennings were each 2-for-4. Helton hit a double. Rollins threw a complete game, giving up one earned run on five hits and two walks. Keystone (10-7) played district opponent Santa Fe this past Tuesday and will travel to play district opponent Interlachen on Tuesday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. Christian on Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m. before hosting Santa Fe on Friday, March 20, at 7 p.m. The Tornadoes travel to play Baldwin on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. Interlachen on March 16. Taylor Cruce also homered as the Tornadoes (11-0) improved to 5-0 in District 5-4A. Shealey and Cruce—sho also had a double—went 3-for-4 and 2-for-4, respectively, with each batter driving in three runs. Annie Luke, Harli Phillips and Lainie Rodgers each had one RBI, while Jordan Davis went 2-for-4 with a double. Shelby Wilkison (11-0) gave up one hit in five innings, striking out seven. Phillips allowed two hits and no walks in two innings of relief. She had four strikeouts. Bradford, which is ranked third in the state in Class 4A, played Interlachen again this past Tuesday and will host district opponent P.K. Yonge on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. On Monday, March 23, the Tornadoes will host Providence at 6 p.m. jelly and cookies. She earned a red ribbon for pears. Thornton’s almond pound cake earned a rosette. Other entries and the ribbons they earned were: Gertrude Griffis, one blue (salsa), four red (fig jam, pepper relish, tomatoes, afghan), one white (okra); Janet Flythe, two blue (blackberry jam, grape jelly), two red (chocolate cake, vegetable sauce); Kacen Thomassen, one white (pound cake); Madison Garber, one blue (lemon pound cake); Ella Dinkins, one blue (cupcakes), two red (brownies, cookies); Avery Woodall, one red (cookies); Ben Woodall, one red (brownies); Emily Woodall, one red (peanut butter fudge); Kacee Horton, one white (pillow); Ann Davis, two blue (hat, quilt), two red (hat, scarf); and Connie Dennison, one blue (bookmark), one red (blanket), one white (afghan). HOME Continued from 6B Crosshorn Ministries will be hosting a program on spring gob bler hunting and calling with special guest Lamar Williams on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. This will be a great evening for the novice or experienced turkey hunter. Learn the rules, regula tions and many other aspects of turkey hunting, including how to pattern your shotgun, set up de coys, call in a bird and set up a proper blind. As usual, there will be a snack break, time for fellowship and an outdoors-themed devotional. Admission is free. For more information on Crosshorn Ministries, please vis it, or contact John Whitfield at 352-468-3595 or Topic is turkeys at March 19 Crosshorn meeting Starke Rotary Club’s eighth annual Beast Feast will be held Saturday, March 21, at the Bradford Sportsmen’s Farm in Graham, starting at 6 p.m. There will a live band, prize Starke Rotary Beast Feast is March 21 drawing and auction items up for bid, plus cash drawings using the event tickets. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased from any Rotarian or at the Bradford County Telegraph. For more information, call Jessie Myers at 352-258-5292, John Smith at 904-964-7871 or Kevin Miller at the Telegraph at 904-964-6305. See DOUGLAS, 10B Douglas: love for helping Courtnie Douglas Cana Rensberger—a proud Gator mom—earned a best-overall rosette for an orange and blue afghan. Bradford County Fair horticulture results to appear next week, along with a photo of the 4-H strawberry pie participants


40 Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an in tention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus todians, pregnant women and people securing cus tody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate, which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina tion, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, the tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005 47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Confer ence room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. PRIME OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT. 1,000 sqft up to 9,000 sq.ft. Con tiguously at $8 per sq.ft. annually. Smith & Smith Realty 904-964-9222. 48 Homes For Sale STARKE-SOUTHGATE DRIVE. Brick 3br/2ba. 1,075 sqft. Carport. Lease program call for details. 855-671-5659 BY OWNER. 3BR/2BA,on 1/2-acre lot. Crystal Lake Home Sites. 3 years old, $149,000.00, call 352-603-2202. 49 Mobile Homes For Sale KEYSTONE HEIGHTS FL. Large DWMH ON 2/3 acres. Excellent condi tion, metal roof, a/c with heat. Large kitchen with dishwasher, electric stove, refrigerator, tile and breakfast bar. Close Must see. Call Bill at 352745-0094 50 For Rent WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-468-1323 NICE MOBILE HOMES in Lake Butler & Starke 2 & 3 BR single wides, fenced. DW in Lake But ler. Deposit required. Call 678-438-6828. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT starting at $525 per month. Hidden Oaks, Lake Butler. Call 386496-8111. PERMANENT ROOMS for rent at the Magnolia Hotel. Both refrigerator and microwave. Special rates, by the month. Call 904-964-4303 for more information. BLOCK OF OFFICES. Re ception area, 3 separate rooms. All carpet. $600/ month. 129 W Call Street. 904-364-9022 AVAILABLE MARCH 23 DOWNTOWN. Upstairs 2BR/1BA apartment. $500/month plus deposit and security. 904-3649022 LAWN MOWER REPAIR SHOP for rent. $350/ month. Building fenced in work area. Corner of Washington Street by railroad tracks. 904-3649022 3BR/1BA COTTAGE off Wal nut St. on Washington, new appliances. $575/ mo.1st, last, security. Call 904-533-2210 or 904613-6871. 3BR/2BA BRICK HOME. With in-ground pool, large bonus room/fl room, lg. master bedroom, includes 3 closets, ceiling fans throughout. W/D, fenced yard, 2 outdoor sheds, carport. Pets negotiable. Walking distance to A+ schools. 1 and 1/2 miles from Santa Fe College. $1110/mo. plus utilities. Application and proof of employment required. First month rent plus $500/deposit moves you in. Call 307-6909509 KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 2BR/2BA Duplex. Nice residential area. Walk to schools & town. Freshly $650/mo. plus deposit and garbage fee. 352475-6260 2BR/2BA DWMH on beauti ful Kingsley Lake. Private dock. $800/mo. 386-6232848 KEYSTONE 3/2 MH on private lot; fenced; near downtown and schools; 5 persons max; small pet possible, under 10 pounds; $600/mo., 1st, last, security; yearly lease; $25 background check, non-refundable. Call Ace 727-544-5054 or 352-235-2107 641 EAST STREET in Key stone, 3BR/2BA MH on private lot. Fenced, one pet possible small; $600/ mo. 1st, last, security. Call Ace 727-544-5054 or 352-235-2107 3BR/2BA DW. Outside Starke city limits. Ch/a. $700/mo. $700/deposit. 352-235-6319 3BR/2BA DW. Out side Starke city limits, very nice. Newly re modeled. Ch/a. $800/ mo. $800/depost. Call 352-235-6319 53 A Yard Sales KOA CAMPGROUNDS 1475 S Walnut Street. Saturday 8am-12pm. As sorted items. YARD SALE: FRI. & SAT. 8am-12pm. Household items & clothes. Shands take Bessent to 368 East Mimosa. YARD SALE: Sat. & Sun. 9am-until? In Hampton on CR 18 E, follow sign for directions. YARD SALE: Fri. & Sat. 8am-4pm. 415 West Utha Street, Starke. Children and adult clothing, some scrubs. RUMMAGE SALE. Fri. 8am3pm & Sat. 8am-12pm. First United Methodist Church N Walnut Street, Starke. Clothing for men, women, children, house hold goods, linens, toys, books, decorations, misc. Sat. $1 for bag full. 57 For Sale ANTIQUE ENGLISH made bamboo double bed. 1/2 canopy. Reduced size and price as asked. 5/6 pcs. Starke area. 904964-8394 KARMA-MVP-502 Series manual ergonomic reclin ing wheelchair: This is one of the most comfort able wheelchairs avail able with swing away el evated footrests with calf pads, padded headrest, height adjustable arm rests, reclining backrest, padded tray with drink holder, backpack with pockets for storage, in struction manual and ad justment tools. Like new, used for only 8 months. Weight capacity 250 lbs, seat 16” wide x 16” deep, backrest height 16”, seat height 38”, folded width 12”. Compact fold up weights 29 lbs without footrests. To view this chair go to http://karman karma-wheelchairs/mvp502-ms/ $800 OBO cash only (original cost $1900 with padded tray) Contact 954-257-1729 Starke area. BEAUTIFUL PROM DRESS, size medium, $100. Call 386-431-1314 FOR SALE, due to illness, all good condition. 1989 class A Fleetwood Ameri can Coach diesel pusher very good condt. 1996 Hallmark 8x16x8 ft. heavy duty enclosed trailer. Equipment trailer. Table saw, Wurlitzer-MelvilleClark spinet piano, Ham mond spinet organ L-133 has LES LER speakers. Call 386-496-0683 58 Child/Adult Home Care HOME DAYCARE all hours. Great rates. 30 plus years experience. All hours, lots of TLC. HRS certified, CPR certified and First 496-1062. 59 Personal Services CLARK FOUNDATION RE PAIRS, INC. Correction of termite & water-dam aged wood & sills. Level ing & raising Houses/ Bldgs. Pier Replacement & alignment. We do all types of tractor work, excavation and small demolition jobs. Free Es timates: Danny (Buddy) Clark, 904-545-5241. LOOKING FOR HOUSE KEEPING JOB. I have years. Can start immedi ately. Call 904-964-5055 between 8am-8pm 65 Help Wanted LOOKING FOR EXPERI ENCED LPN or RN for time Position. Fax resume to 904-368-0643 or ap ply within 417 West Call Street, Starke. LOOKING FOR PART-TIME drivers. $10-$15hr. Apply with-in 7403 SR 21, Key stone Heights. LAND SURVEYING JOBS AVAILABLE. Party Chief, Rodman & Draftsman. Experience Needed. Call 904-964-5777 or 352473-8523 OFFICE WORK has to be good with computers. 904-964-8596 DUMP TRUCK OPERA TOR. The Bradford Coun ty Road Department is currently accepting ap plications for a Full-Time er at a pay rate of 11.00 per hour. Applications along with a job descrip tion may be obtained from the Bradford County Road Department, 812 B N. Grand St. in Starke. Ap plicants must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. and have a valid license at minimum. The deadline for accepting applications is the end of business day on Monday, March 23, 2015. Bradford County is an Equal Op portunity Employer. For all inquiries, please call (904) 966-6243. FISCAL ASSISTANT. The cepting applications for a Fiscal Assistant. The hours of employment will be for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Must cial procedures, record keeping and proficient in Excel. Must be a high school graduate, pref erably with two years of experience in similar work. 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to hire a branch office manager to run and maintain the office and help with the paperwork. Her job will remain the same – to find new clients, whom she is actively seeking, and to take care of her existing ones. This is not to say she is now working in a vacuum. Douglas said that the company provides her with a great deal of research and support that is of great assistance in allowing her to devote more time to her clients and in meeting their needs. In working with her clients, Douglas said she takes them through a five-step assessment of their current financial condition and goals and how they can be achieved. Edward Jones offers a large array of investment types and opportunities and detailed facts and advice about the various types of investing. “I think one of the best parts of my job is helping people to understand what their investments are, how they work and how to do even better,” Douglas said. “It’s really great when I can look a client in the eye and tell them they can retire without worry whenever they are ready, or that they can send their child to college and not have to worry about where the money was going to come from.” Douglas said the company offers complimentary second opinions on a prospective client’s financial and investment portfolios and no-fee investment accounts. She said her vision in business is changing her clients’ lives and the lives of future generations, while making an impact on the community by helping people achieve their long-term goals. She said she loves working with people and helping them get where they want to be financially. “I feel like I get invested in my clients’ lives, not just their finances,” Douglas said. “I come to know them, their hopes and dreams and sometimes their fears for the future. It makes me even more dedicated to doing the best job I can for them.” Douglas said that client privacy is a “huge deal” for her and sees no reason to change. “If I run into you on the street, I will say hello, just as I would to anyone I know, but I’m not going to rush in and tell whoever you are with that I’m your financial advisor,” Douglas said. “It’s simply not anyone’s business except yours. If you want them to know, you can tell them. I keep all my business relationships completely confidential and feel like that’s how it should be.” When not helping clients, Douglas said she enjoys spending time with her husband, Todd, daughter Savannah (14) and friends. She is an animal lover and keeps dogs and horses on her property. She is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lake Butler, where she volunteers to work with the young women. She is a member of the Altrusa Club of America and volunteers with the ACS, as well as participating in a group she formed with several friends, after they all lost a mutual friend to cancer, to raise money for cancer research. “Hold-em for Hope” is a non-profit whose first fundraiser was, true to its name, a poker tournament. When she is able to find a little downtime, Douglas said she enjoys reading, mostly nonfiction. Douglas said she was excited about the opening of her new office on Feb. 20 and is looking forward to meeting new people and working with them to achieve their financial dreams and goals. 10B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 19, 2015 SR-230 E (2 miles east of US-301)B anquet Hall Driving Range Check out our web pagewww M emberships Available E xcellent Driving RangeP ro Shop – Gift CertificatesG olf Lessons by AppointmentP rofessionally Run Tournaments H ome of the Strawberry Invitational Li ke us on facebook Bradford, Union students compete in livestock judging at the fair The Union intermediate 4-H team of Lake Harris, Hunter Williams, Noah Tallman and Kendal Stalnaker awards, Harris placed third, Stalnaker placed second The Bradford intermediate 4-H team of Allyson McElhenny, Katie Caren, Maci Whitehead and Reed Thames earned the second-place trophy. The Union Sr. 4-H team of Cassie Tomlinson, Ashley Harris, Amanda Bertine and (not pictured) Noah Wright placed among individuals. The Bradford Sr. 4-H team of Tara Holtzendorf, Courtney Paul and Kaylie Whitehead placed second. Paul placed second in the individual awards. The Bradford Jr. 4-H team of Walker Thompson, Clay Fulgham and Trevor Holtzendorf placed awards. The Union Jr. 4-H team of Noah Williams, Kody Stalnaker and Tanner Connell placed second. Stalnaker placed second in the individual awards. The Lake Butler Middle School FFA team of Braxton Dukes, Skyler Shatto, Sierra Graham and individual awards. The Bradford Middle School FFA team of Bailee Sheppard, Madison Bennett, Charli Morrow and (not pictured) Camee Morrow placed second. Bennett individual. The Lake Butler Sr. FFA team of Ty Hamilton, Katie Wilkins placed second in the individual awards. The Bradford Sr. FFA team of Maycee Barnes, Hailey McElhenny, Maudrey Tenly and Conner Coleman placed second. Coleman the individual awards. Photos may also be viewed at BradfordTelegraph DOUGLAS Continued from 8B

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