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PAGE 1 Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 352-473-2210 Fax 352-473-2210 Correction In the March 12 Monitor, in our story on the Wings of Dreams observation of Women’s History Month, we quoted Konnie Beauregard as saying “DAR members donate millions of dollars each year in communities giving service to veterans, students and citizens as we serve our threefold objectives of historic preservation, education and patriotism.” Beauregard said that DAR members donate millions of hours each year, not millions of dollars. We regret the error. USPS 114-170 — Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, March 26, 2015 42 nd Year — 47 th Issue — 75 CENTS Woman’s Club recalls early days in Keystone Heights Nora Gauck points out a Keystone Heights Woman’s Club minutes book during her talk to the group. The volume provided much of the source material for her presentation on the early years in Keystone Heights. At the other end of the table is a photo of Mrs. F.M. Walrath, founder of the club. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, March 17 – A member of the Keystone Heights Woman’s Club gave the group a peek into the early years of their organization and of 1920s and 1930s Keystone Heights. Nora Gauck said her parents ignited an interest in history during her childhood by bringing home artifacts from their travels around the world. She added that the same curiosity with the past motivated her to look into the roots of the Woman’s Club and the community it served. Gauck told club members that in 1923 Keystone Heights residents obtained their drinking water from Keystone Lake, in 1924 electricity flickered on and off all night, that in 1926, the town erected its first schoolhouse and that in 1929 the first paved roads appeared in the community. Gauck added that many of the homes in Keystone, and in the United States, were built from kits ordered from Sears Roebuck & Company for as low as $1,200. Gauck said that more important than dates and trivia, is the cultural history of the Lake Region chronicled by the recording secretaries of the Woman’s Club in the 1920s and 30s. She said one interesting fact that she uncovered was that the Chautauqua Woman’s Club in New York loaned the Keystone group $100. Drawing from minutes drafted during the club’s early years, Gauck described picnics on the grounds, community sing-alongs, game socials and silver tea parties in member’s homes. Gauck said the tea parties had a misleading name. “Silver tea parties—you think silver settings?” Gauck asked. “No. These women were all about raising money. Silver tea parties meant you brought your silver to the party and you donated that amount of money.” Gauck said the discussions at the club were particularly interesting. She said members often gave book reports to one another, sometimes dressing in the theme of the book. Other topics the women discussed during their meetings included the political problems in Canada, fossils found in Florida and the war in the Pacific. Gauck added that before and after club meetings, members played piano. Gauck also discussed Congresswoman Ruth Bryan Owen, the first woman from Florida elected to the US House of Representatives, and the first woman ambassador appointed to represent the US in a foreign country. Owen was not a member of the Keystone Heights Woman’s Club, but had connections to the organization and received widespread support from woman’s club across the state. Gauck said Owen was also a pioneering woman in the film industry, and was one of the founders of the United Nations. “That was a woman that every person in this club knew,” said Gauck. “Even though she was not of our club, it goes to how these women were thinking at that time. I just found that amazing.” Gauck said she also tried to find out more about Mrs. F. M. Walrath, the founder of the Keystone Heights Woman’s Club. Gauck said she spoke to family members of Walrath’s in New York, but the relatives could not recall much about the woman. “I found these women to be absolutely fascinating, of admirable intelligence and worldliness,” Gauck concluded. “What really impressed me, was the sense of community, and it’s a fine example for our club to follow.” Woman trapped in single-car crash KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, March 23 – Clay County Fire Rescue extracted an entrapped woman after her car hit a tree Monday morning. According to when the vehicle left the roadway on the south side and struck a tree. The accident occurred across the highway from Keystone’s First Assembly of of the accident remains under investigation. Pedestrian killed on SR 26 in Melrose BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor MELROSE, March 20 – A 63-year-old Hawthorne man died after being struck by a vehicle on SR 26 in Melrose, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Brady Leigh Crom walked into the eastbound lane of the road at the intersection of Grove Street when a 1999 Izusu Trooper driven by Laura A. Ford, 40, of Melrose struck him. According to the FHP report, Ford sustained no injuries and no charges related to the accident are pending. Crom was a well-known Lake Region resident. His family founded the Crom Corporation of Gainesville, a builder of industrial and municipal water tanks. His parents, Dr. Theodore R. Crom and Wynona “Nonie” Crom hosted a popular July 4 th party at their home on Lake Winnott, south of Melrose. The annual event featured sky divers and was considered one of the top social events in the Lake Region through the 1980s. Crom cared for his mother until she passed away in December. Desperate for drugs, woman robs parents BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, March 18 – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said a 30-yearold Keystone Heights woman was caught near Putnam Hall after she robbed jewelry from her parents and attempted to steal their television and dog. Edria Ann McIntire Manning was charged with grand theft. According to an arrest report, the woman knocked on her parent’s door around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, and asked her father for five or ten dollars. The father refused, suspecting the woman planned to use to money to buy drugs. “Edria became irate and was yelling and cursing her parents,” wrote a deputy in the report. “She attempted to take the television in the living area. When she could not disconnect the television from the wiring, she left it on the floor.” McIntire Manning then entered her parent’s bedroom where her mother was sleeping See MANNING, 2A


BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, March 18 – A Keystone Heights Meehan turn violent against a woman who try to assist him after he apparently passed out while using drugs. Joshua Williams, 30, of Keystone Heights was arrested by Clay deputies for possession of a controlled substance without a valid prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and use or display of a firearm during the commission of a crime According to an arrest report, a Keystone Heights resident tried to assist Williams when it appeared he was passing out in her bathroom. Williams became violent, obtained the woman’s handgun and put it in his pocket. She ran out of the house and called the sheriff’s office. When a deputy arrived at the home, Williams claimed he was cleaning the house. The deputy found the woman’s weapon in Williams front pants pocket. He also found a digital scale, a baggie containing a white, powdery substance, a syringe, and spoons. The officer later determined the substance in the baggie was cocaine. When running a check on Williams’ identity, a dispatcher reported that the man had been previously convicted of fraud, driving with a suspended or revoked license and introducing contraband into a detention facility. Felon caught with firearm, syringe cocaine MANNING Continued from 1A 2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, March 26, 2015 Time to Get Your Facial & Skin Assessment Liz OuttenBA, CPMT, RP, LE FL#FB9741432352.473.7247Ask me about micro-needling and permanent make-up. Also available: Acupuncture and a variety of massages. Lake Region MonitorUSPS 114-170 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Keystone Heights, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Lake Region MonitorP.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091 7382 SR 21 Keystone Heights, FL 32656Phone: (352) 473-2210 (352) 473-6721 John M. Miller, PublisherSubscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six monthsEditor: Dan Hildebran Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: Kevin Miller Darlene Douglass Typesetting Eileen Gilmore Advertising and Newspaper Prod. Earl W. Ray Classified Adv. Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping: Joan Stewart-Jones “ Can’t get to it? Let us do it!” SEE HOW WE RUNCourier & Errand Services, LLC(352) 478-1650 More services listed on our website. Don’t see what you need? Call & ask!www 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 Southwestern Clay County property 1. water softener was stolen from the well pump at a residence on South Twin Lakes Road in Keystone Heights. 2. Keystone Heights. 3. Wheat Court in Keystone Heights. 4. change and drinks were stolen from a coke machine at the Park of the Palms Retirement Community on Hebron Avenue in Keystone Heights. There were signs of forced entry into the coke machine. 5. Woman`s Club Drive in Keystone Heights. 6. On Feb. 22, musical instruments were stolen from a shed at a residence on Juilliard Avenue in Keystone Heights. 7. money and other items were stolen from a residence on Twins Lakes Road in Keystone Heights. 8. On March 2, an unlocked vehicle was gone through and items were moved around at an empty lot on Deer Springs Road in Keystone Heights. 9. On March 6, the front door`s window was smashed with a brick at a residence on Dennison Avenue in Keystone Heights. 10. 11. Keystone Heights. 12. at a residence on Southeast Nelsons Point in Keystone Heights. 13. a John Deere tractor and a bush hog were stolen from property on Deer Springs Road in Keystone Heights. 14. 15. School on Orchid Avenue in Keystone Heights. 16. suspects were seen looking into a broken window at a residence on Southeast Lakeview Drive in Keystone Heights. The suspects when a Clay Electric worker arrived to read the meter. 17. reported that a pool pump had been stolen in the last few months from a residence on Heights. 18. cell phone was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked near the bridge at Woodland Drive Heights.–– and took a jewelry box from the dresser. On her way out of the house, she attempted to take the family dog, but her father prevented her from stealing the pet. A Clay County deputy alerted the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office of McIntire Manning’s probable destination: a wellknown drug distribution area in Putnam Hall. There, a Putnam deputy stopped the vehicle McIntire Manning was in, recovered the jewelry box and its contents, and detained the suspect. Williams Palatka man files for District seat PALATKA, March 4 A Seminole Electric employee and Palatka resident said he will run for the State House seat now occupied by Charles Van Zant Sr. Robert (Bobby) Payne filed papers with Florida’s Division of Elections to become a Republican candidate for State Representative, District 19. “After much encouragement from residents across our district, I have decided to offer myself as a candidate to represent our district in Tallahassee. This community has been my lifelong home and there is no doubt that a bright future for our rural district relies upon good job opportunities for our residents and that’s what I’m committed to do,” said Payne. “My desire is to do what I can to move our community forward in a way that maintains our conservative values and keeps government from overreaching.” Payne cited the latest plan to remove the Rodman Reservoir as a very critical concern and pledged to work hard to save the Rodman. “Removing Rodman would be a disaster for our community in so many ways and we simply cannot let that happen,” he said. Payne is a Palatka native and 34-year employee of Seminole Electric Cooperative where he See PAYNE, 3A Manning


BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor A Bradford County man says the fair’s canine-friendly programming did not mean a warm welcome for him and his four-legged friend. Deantre’ Burch said he and his dog, Leo, an American bully, were turned away at the entrance but should not have been because Leo is actually a service animal. Service animals, most commonly dogs, are specially trained to assist individuals with disabilities and are generally permitted access to areas of public accommodation. Sometimes they are recognizable as guide dogs for the blind. Sometimes they are less recognizable, such as dogs that help the hearing impaired. While those are more common examples, there are service animals who help people with a wide variety of conditions. Burch said he experiences dizzy spells related to a blood pressure condition that can leave him unconscious. Leo is trained to get help if that happens. Burch said he and his girlfriend went to the fairgrounds on opening night but didn’t get further than the first building because Leo was with them. Even after explaining that Leo was a service animal, they were denied entrance and told they would need to provide proof. Laura Theus, the fair manager, didn’t deny that claim. “He didn’t have any papers and he was bringing in this big dog that had no service (harness) around it,” she said. The dog, which Theus described as a “huge pit bull” was on a leash. The fair policy is not to allow dogs unless they are service animals and so she told him he would have to go home to get his papers in order for the dog to be allowed inside. “A lot of kids would be scared of it, because he was huge,” Theus said. From her perspective, she and those with her were looking out for the safety and comfort of the other fairgoers. The problem, however, is that asking someone with a disability to show papers for their service animal is forbidden. The American with Disabilities Act also outlaws asking someone about their specific disability. Burch estimates he spent a quarter of an hour or longer trying to negotiate his entrance, only to be told once he had offered to go get his paperwork that no animals would be allowed in at all. Theus thought it was suspect that Burch later returned to the fair, not with the dog and its papers, but without the dog at all. Burch, however, said he came back to see if other dogs had been allowed inside, although by that time many people had gone home. In spite of the signs prohibiting dogs, he was told small dogs had been permitted inside. Knowing other dogs had been spotted only served to deepen his conviction that he had been singled out, both for his race and the size of his dog, which at 9 months old weighs 85 pounds. “The reason that all of this came about is because basically they profiled me,” Burch said. “That’s all it comes down to.” While it’s typically not encouraged that people approach or interact with service animals, Burch likes to educate people about both service animals and the American bully breed in order to tackle stereotypes that they are aggressive or dangerous. “I don’t mind people coming up to my dog and petting him when I say it’s OK because I don’t want anyone to think that he’s vicious,” said Burch, who also has a female bully who he shows in competition. Before leaving the fairgrounds, Burch said he spent around 30 minutes greeting people, talking to them about Leo and allowing them to pose for pictures. He hasn’t found having Leo with him around town is an issue because it is protected by law. “The only thing they can ask you is if it’s a service dog, and if you say yes, that’s all they can do,” he said. Asking for paperwork is not allowed, and the ADA does not allow someone to be asked about the nature of their disability. That medical information is protected. People holding events need to know this information, Burch said, because he was treated unprofessionally. So what are the rules? To know if a dog is a service animal or a pet, you are permitted to ask, but then you must take the owner’s word for it. The ADA prohibits you from demanding proof that the animal has been certified. Not all disabilities are apparent, but to require documentation of a service animal’s training or license is a violation of federal law. Likewise, it is illegal to require someone to disclose their disability. You may instead ask what services the animal has been trained to perform. Even these two questions are verboten if is readily apparent that the animal is trained to assist an individual. Examples include a dog guiding a blind person or pulling their wheelchair. Some owners have their dogs wear a harness or vest indicating they are a service animal and carry documentation with them, but this is voluntary, not a requirement. There is no such thing as a universally recognized certification or license for service dogs or trainers, anyway. Service animals may be trained by a trainer, an organization or by the owners. Just as there are many kinds of disabilities, there are many types of service dogs. Don’t assume that because a dog is a particular breed or size that it is not a service animal; they come in all shapes, sizes and breeds. People with disabilities who use service animals cannot be charged more than other customers, isolated from other patrons (even in restaurants) or treated with less favor. If damage is caused and a business, such as a hotel, normally expects customers to pay for that damage, then the disabled customer may be charged. Only if a service animal is out of control or a direct safety threat can a person with a disability be asked to remove a service animal from the premises. Reasons such as allergies or fear of animals are not usually considered valid reasons for denying access or refusing service. Other tips include: Talk to the handler not the dog. Ask permission before petting the dog. Don’t be angry if you don’t get the response you expect. Do not feed the dog. This can interfere with a dog’s training as well as their diet. If you think having a service animal sounds cool, remember that most people with service animals — even though they love them — would rather be without their disability and the need for a service animal. 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The gathering will feature the election of the District members will vote on two proposals to change the coop’s bylaws. currently works as a senior project development representative within the Technical Services and Development Department. He received his education from Saint Johns River Community College (AA), Jacksonville University (BA) and Nova Southeastern University (MBA). He resides in Palatka with his wife Margie and is a father to his stepson, Chance Clay. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Palatka. He has served on numerous boards and committees throughout his life including as past Chairman of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and as past President of Sunrise Rotary. District 19 covers all of Bradford, Putnam and Union counties as well as the southern and central portions of Clay County. The current registration of the district indicates Republicans and Democrats both have 41% of the registered voters with independents and minor parties making up 18% of the voters. Van Zant cannot run for the seat again because of term limits. However his wife Katherine Van Zant has filed papers to run for the seat. PAYNE Continued from 2A


4A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, March 26, 2015 T oll Free: 877-656-2483 Fax: 877-656-2484 Melr oseAccounting. PO Box 1430 2638-3 State Road 21 Melrose, FL, 32666 352-475-2100 4004 SE State Road 21 Keystone Heights, FL 32656South of Santa Fe College Watson Campus352.473.3829 Senior Pastor, Dr. Craig Moore One Combined Worship Choir Cantata: “God So Loved the World” Dr. Moore preaching “Disappointed by Jesus” followed by a fundraiser Brunch and an Easter Egg HuntSunday School classes and childcare available throughout the morning Fried Chicken available at 5:45 pm KTown Kidz present “The Miracle of the Eggs” Worship with Holy Communion 7:00 pm in KUMC’s Sanctuary BO A T SHO W Time! in J ac kson ville, F lorida It’ s F ea turing APRIL 10-11-12 SoutheastUSboa tsho w .com of the month BY TONI DAVIS Garden Club of the Lakes KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, March 24 – The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Garden Club of the Lakes, has awarded the Yard of the Month to Earlene and Dan Alverez, 6862 Lake Bedford Road, Keystone Heights. The Alverez home has been in the family for over 50 years, when Dan’s parents purchased it for a summer home. They lived in Jacksonville. Earlene and Dan have landscaped with big beds with most of the plants in decorative containers. They have incorporated statues and collectables in the beds creating a very pretty, natural effect. They also have a covered patio area with many pots of succulents. Earlene said that several of her plants came from friends sharing plants and cuttings. Some of the plants Earlene and Dan have are bubble gum petunias, crown of thorns, sandpaper plant, a variety of bromeliads, red and yellow knock-out roses, white wisteria, Japanese magnolia, geraniums, yellow jacobinia, devils backbone, amaryllis, azaleas, Norfolk pine, camellias, birds nest fern, angel wing begonias, pitcher plants, rabbit foot fern, impatience, ground orchids, dusty miller, gerbera daisies, Easter lilies, star lilies, agapanthus, and firecracker fern. Men and women in the Lake Region with an interest in gardening are invited to the Garden Club of the Lakes’ meeting at Faith Presbyterian Church, located at SR 21 and Southeast CR 21B in Midway. Meetings involve sharing seeds, cuttings, plants, friendship and experience. The Garden Club has a horticulture or horticulturerelated educational program and refreshments at every meeting. Meetings take place September through May on the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. We would love to have you join us. To nominate a Yard of the Month please call Jackie Host at 352-473-8095 or Toni Davis at 352-475-3146. Keystone Senior Center hosts Artisans’ Expo King of Keystone, looking over items offered by Linda Marshall and Marilyn Dye. Marshall fashions earrings and necklaces out of beads. She has been working with beads since she was two-years old, when she started braiding beads into the manes of horses. Dye makes hand-sewn and quilted totes, beach bags and diaper bags. She started in the craft three years ago, when she saw another vendor’s wares. Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry 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. Woman’s Club of Keystone Heights Trash and Treasures sale Friday and Saturday, The ladies of the Woman’s Club of Keystone Heights are having a “Trash and Treasures” sale Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the clubhouse at 6747 Woman’s Club Drive. Items for sale will include a little of everything, including clothing. Coffee will be served. Pathway The Veterans Memorial Pathway is selling memorial veterans bricks now through April 15. Bricks ordered before the deadline will be installed in time for the May 25 Memorial Day ceremony. Please mail your order to P.O. Box 595, Keystone Heights, FL., 32656. Make a check payable to Veterans Memorial Pathway. The cost is $35 per brick for 1821 characters per line, including spaces for personal information. Call Joan Jones at 904-894-8411 for more information at any time. You may also pick up order forms at the Keystone Heights City Hall on Lawrence Boulevard. If you are looking for a beautiful gift to give your veteran, whether passed away, still in service or retired, these engraved bricks make an everlasting gift for a birthday, anniversary or other occasion. Melrose Public Library Family Fun Film Families, are you looking for a place to enjoy a good family movie this March during the school holiday? The Melrose Public Library will feature a free, popular family movie on the big screen. We will even provide popcorn and juice. The movie is part of the library’s Family Fun Film Programs that will be held throughout the school year on Putnam County School’s student holidays. Popcorn and drinks are provided by the Melrose Library Association. Mark your calendar for Friday, March 27th at 11 a.m. (a Putnam County School student holiday) for great family entertainment! The library is located at 312 Wynnwood Avenue (behind the Post Office) in Melrose. For more information and the movie title, call the library at 352.475.1237. A list of programs is available at the library. Also, check out the Library System’s website, www., for the full event calendar for all branches, as well as many other resources.


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The Moon, Jupiter, Venus, Orion nebula, Beehive cluster, Pleiades cluster, and the Binary stars Castor and Mizar should be visible that evening. For information, call 352256-8037 or email info@ . Melrose Library Association Melrose Folks by Kirsten Engstrom Throughout March The Melrose Public Library is excited to announce that we will be displaying the works of Kirsten Engstrom in our display case for the month of March. Ms. Engstrom started out working as a model for an art class—the students would sculpt her out of clay. Although she initially was afraid that she “had no talent”, witnessing the metamorphoses in clay changed her mind and she signed up for a class in clay. The clay figures Kirsten creates reflect her ever-present personal involvement in everything she does. There is a quality in her work that moves people to touch into their own joy and beauty; it is this interactive quality that makes her work unique and fun. Kirsten has even observed children talking to my sculptures, insisting, “They are alive”. Kirsten lived, worked, and exhibited in Spain for 20 years and directed an art gallery and school in Palma de Mallorca, Spain in the early 80’s. Her happy, hope-filled sculptures range from 2” to 17’ and are made of reinforced concrete and high fire clay. Each piece takes 2 weeks or more, 3 days of which are spent firing them in a kiln. My work can be seen locally, nationally and internationally. Visit the Melrose Public Library and enjoy Ms. Engstrom’s works for yourself; they will be on display in the case until April 1st, 2015. Kiwanis Club of the Lakes Easter sunrise service At Keystone Beach. Speaker is Steve Connor from Fresh Start Fellowship. Music by the Fellowship Praise Band. Offering to benefit Lake Area Ministries. Putnam Hall Community 2 nd Annual Memorial Walk Please join us by coming out on this day in honoring our loved ones. We want to achieve family unity and togetherness in our community and we look forward to in the near future having the annual memorial walk in surrounding communities. Gary Hayman Memorial Poker Run All proceeds go to the Geary “Top Pop” Hamon Memorial Fund, to benefit the Keystone Heights High School JROTC and the Patriot Guard Riders. Cost is $15 per person and includes one poker hand, barbecue dinner and music and fun at the post. Stops include VFW Post 8255 in Middleburg, VFW Post 1988, in Green Cove Springs, VFW Post 334I in Palatka and AMVETS Post 19 in Fort McCoy. For additional information call the post at 352–473951. Garden Club of the Lakes Arbor Day Plant Sale The Garden Club of the Lakes celebrates Arbor Day with a Plant Sale on April 25 at the Nature Park in beautiful downtown Keystone Heights from 9 a.m. To noon. Club members have been busy with plants for our sale to raise funds for the club. Arbor Day activities will include a tree give-away, an arborist to demonstrate the proper way to plant a tree, the Division of Forestry, a Lake Area Bee Keepers Assoc. speaker on the relationship between trees and bees, children’s activities, girl scouts, boy scouts, native plant society and Audubon Society. It really is all about the trees so mark your calendar and make plans to attend with family and friends. If you have any questions, please call Sue at 352473-8023. The Governors Park Development of Regional Impact covers 3,267 acres. Developers BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor MIDDLEBURG, March 17– The executive director of the Clay County Utilities Authority said two developments now in the planning stages could double the size of the water utility. Tom Morris said during the utility’s March 17 board meeting that if the Governors Park and Saratoga Springs projects reach full build out, the number of connections for CCUA will double. During the same board meeting, the utilities supervisors approved a plan to build a 40-acre water treatment facility at one of the developments, Governors Park. Board members characterized the approval of the fifth amendment of the development agreement with Governors Park as a milestone, saying the only steps remaining to finalize the deal are appraisals and price negotiations. However managers also stressed that construction of the water treatment plant would keep pace with the development and not outpace the construction of residential units. Governors Park is planned south of Green Cove Springs, straddling the proposed First Coast Expressway as it leaves Clay County and crosses the St. Johns River. A second massive development, Saratoga Springs, is planned for an area northwest of Green Cove Springs. Saratoga Springs could bring as many as 2,577 homes and over 1,700 apartments to an area just west of Magnolia Point. Both developments are being spurred by the First Coast Expressway, a toll road now under construction linking Interstate 10 in Duval County with I-95 in St. Johns County and spanning the St. Johns River in an area near the current Shands Bridge at Green Cove Springs. CCUA General Counsel, Grady Williams said the development agreement was an essential step in establishing service to the new area. “You can have all the service territory you want,” he said, “but if you don’t have the ability to serve, you don’t have anything. We’ve got to have agreements in place, like this, so we can get to the point, where we can value the plant size and the easements. We have an agreement to serve with the owner, that will be succeeded to by the developers. We put plants in place, and then we generate revenue for the years to come.” “This is how Clay County was built,” he added.


TAMPA, March 25 – The most comprehensive research ever conducted into crash videos of teen drivers has found significant evidence that distracted driving is likely much more serious a problem than previously known, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The unprecedented video analysis finds that distraction was a factor in nearly 6 out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes, which is four times as many as official estimates based on police reports. Researchers analyzed the six seconds leading up to a crash in nearly 1,700 videos of teen drivers taken from invehicle event recorders. The results showed that distraction was a factor in 58 percent of all crashes studied; including 89 percent of road-departure crashes and 76 percent of rear-end crashes. NHTSA previously has estimated that distraction is a factor in only 14 percent of all teen driver crashes. “Access to crash videos has allowed us to better understand the moments leading up to a vehicle impact in a way that was previously impossible,” said Peter Kissinger, President and CEO of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. “The in-depth analysis provides indisputable evidence that teen drivers are distracted in a much greater percentage of crashes than we previously realized.” The most common forms of distraction leading up to a crash by a teen driver included: Interacting with one or more passengers: 15 percent of crashes Cell phone use: 12 percent of crashes Looking at something in the vehicle: 10 percent of crashes Looking at something outside the vehicle: 9 percent of crashes Singing/moving to music: 8 percent of crashes Grooming: 6 percent of crashes Reaching for an object: 6 percent of crashes “This research confirms that passengers and cell phones are the two most prevalent distractions for teen drivers involved in crashes,” said Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Consultant Matt Nasworthy. “That is why it is so important for states to review their graduated driver licensing and distracted driving laws to ensure they provide as much protection as possible for teens.” AAA recommends that state laws prohibit cell phone use by teen drivers and restrict passengers to one non-family member for the first six months of driving. Graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws allow new drivers to gain practical experience in a relatively safe environment by restricting their exposure to risky situations. Thirty-three states have laws that prevent cell phone use for teens and 18 states have passenger restrictions meeting AAA’s recommendations. Parents play a critical role in preventing distracted driving. AAA recommends that parents teach teens about the dangers of cell phone use and restrict passengers during the learning-to-drive process. Before parents begin practice driving with teens, they should create a parentteen driving agreement that includes strict ground rules related to distraction. AAA offers a comprehensive driver education program, where teens can learn specifically how using a cell phone affects driving abilities and increases their crash risk. For more information, visit TeenDriving. Teens have the highest crash rate of any group in the United States. About 963,000 drivers age 16-19 were involved in police-reported crashes in 2013, which is the most recent year of available data. These crashes resulted in 383,000 injuries and 2,865 deaths. 6A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, March 26, 2015 Dine. Shop. Buy.L OCALLY SUPPOR T STRENGTHEN BUILD OUR COMMUNITY Benefit Local Civic & Community GroupsOur community merchants support local Civic, Educational, Student and School Activities including: Band Football Pop Warner Baseball Softball Tennis Golf Student Clubs FFA KRA 4-H Scouting Groups & Explorers Churches, Church Groups & Events Senior Citizens Organizations Food Banks Health & Wellness Programs Veterans Groups, Organizations & Events When local businesses do well, so do students and local organizations which help build and strengthen the fabric of our community. Your local merchant wants to help support these community groups and activities, but they need your support in order to continue. 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Ladies Auxiliary, 6685 Brooklyn Bay Road, Keystone Heights, FL 32656, intends to register said fictitious name under the aforesaid statute. Dated this 23rd day of March, 2015, in Clay County. 3/26 1tchg-LRM Distractions 4 times more prevalent in teen crashes than previously reported center of excellence by health department, governor’s office GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Health have recognized the University of Florida Health Cancer Center, with locations in Gainesville and Orlando, as a state-designated Cancer Center of Excellence. The designation by the Florida Legislature recognizes hospitals and treatment centers that demonstrate excellence in patient-centered coordinated care for people undergoing cancer treatment and chemotherapy. The hope is that the designation will encourage excellence in cancer care, attract and retain the best cancer care providers in the state and help Florida be recognized nationally as a preferred destination for quality cancer care, according to the Department of Health website. The Department of Health based the designation on a “systems approach” to improving the quality of cancer care, focused on three areas: the health care organization, the health care team members and patients and family members. “We appreciate this recognition from Gov. Scott and designation as a state Cancer Center of Excellence,” said UF President Kent Fuchs. “Both reflect the commitment and dedication of our educators, scientists and clinicians as they strive to provide the best possible care and treatment to patients — while also remaining mindful to their loved ones and families.” UF Health and Orlando Health launched a joint oncology program early last year. The joint program has resulted in one of the state’s largest, most comprehensive cancer programs, staffed by some of the nation’s top oncology experts. With facilities throughout central Florida, the physicians and staff at the UF Health Cancer Center serve more than 10,000 new cancer patients annually. “We are pleased to be recognized by the state for our leading-edge, innovative cancer research, which helps fuel the high-quality, patient-centered focus of our physicians, nurses and support staff,” said David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., UF senior vice president for health affairs and UF Health president. By combining the knowledge, experience and expertise at both organizations, the UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health offers patients expanded clinical care and treatment options provided by highly subspecialized physicians, oncologists, surgeons and staff who collaborate to provide comprehensive interdisciplinary care. 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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer In researching her husband’s family’s roots in Bradford County and beyond, Kathryn Knight discovered a story worth telling—one that involves the first Africans to set foot in the U.S. Knight, who lives in Keystone Heights with her husband, Tom, has written a three-novel series called “Fate and Freedom” based upon her research. The first book, subtitled, “The Middle Passage,” is currently available for purchase through, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Copies may also be bought at A&G Gifts at 117 S. Thompson St. in Starke. Knight has written before on genealogy and maintains a genealogy blog, but she has never written anything approaching the scope of a novel. She is almost at a loss to explain how it happened, saying, “It just kind of flowed right out of me.” “Fate and Freedom: The Middle Passage” tells the story of Margaret and John, who are taken from their home in Africa by slave traders in the 1600s and put aboard the San Juan Batista (also known as the black Mayflower), a ship that was bound for Mexico. An English privateer rescued them from that fate and took them to the shores of Virginia—long before slavery was institutionalized there. The story—set against the backdrop of the war between England and Spain and the power struggles within the Virginia Company in London and Jamestown—includes real people and real events, but Knight decided against publishing a straight-forward work of non-fiction. She wanted readers to be able to experience what Margaret and John must have been thinking. “Three times I wrote it as a non-fiction story, but I didn’t like it,” Knight said. “I wanted the reader to see it through the eyes of Margaret and John.” Margaret and John’s journey did not take them to Florida, but that’s where Knight’s journey began as she pieced together a story she was in no way expecting. Knight became interested in genealogy at an early age. She grew up in Winter Garden and remembered visiting family members’ graves at Beulah Cemetery as a child as young as 4 with her great-grandmother. “She would tell me all the stories of everybody, of all her ancestors,” Knight said. So Knight came to learn a bit about her family history, but her husband, Tom, didn’t know a whole lot about his ancestors when they met. He knew about his grandfather Hollis Knight, who was the Bradford County attorney, as well as a state attorney. Tom’s great-grandfather D.E. Knight, was a Florida senator in 1921. D.E. Knight’s wife was the third woman to take the Florida Bar and pass. She worked as an attorney and recorded the minutes of Florida Senate meetings. The Sweat family made up the senator’s wife’s ancestors. Exploring that family line took Knight to Crosby Lake Cemetery. “That’s where Sally Sweat is buried—the first Sweat ancestor I found in the family tree,” Knight said. “We went from there.” As she delved into the family history, Knight came upon a 1760 record in Georgia that included one of Nathaniel Sweat’s sons. Nathaniel Sweat was white, but the son in question was black. Research also turned up an ancestor in a 1640 document among the general court records of Virginia. It was an order for a married, black woman named Margaret Cornish to be whipped because she had an extramarital affair with a white man. “She turned out to be one of the very first Africans to set foot in America,” Knight said. Knight became fascinated with learning more about Margaret Cornish. How did she wind up in Virginia? If she was from Africa, how did she come to have the English last name of Cornish—a Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, March 26, 2015 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Florida Twin Theatre All Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451 * CLOSED MON – TUES * SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 STARTS FRIDAY Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comShailene Woodley Fri 8:00 Sat 5:10, 8:10 Sun 5:15 CLOSED Mon–Thurs Fri 7:00, 9:00 Sat 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 Sun 5:00, 7:00 Wed–Thur 7:30Jim Parsons NOW SHOWINGFri 8:00 Sat 5:10, 8:00 Sun 4:45, 7:10 Wed–Thur 7:15 Friday April 17 6PM PMPre-party begins at 5PM Dinner at 6PMSemi-Formal AttireSaturday April 18 9AM – 3PMBreakfast & Lunch Provided PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED SPACE LIMITED! Register at$35 Early Registration from 3/1/15 – 4/3/15 $45 Late Registration from 4/4/15 – 4/10/15 Registration includes T-Shirt & BackpackGuest Speaker: Karen Crook BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Many people may proclaim, “We’re number one,” because of school pride, but those who attend and work at Santa Fe College have truly earned the right to say it, having been named the top community college from among more than 1,000 in the U.S. by the Aspen Institute. Santa Fe College President Jackson Sasser accepted the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence on March 18 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The first thing he did was thank the students, saying, “This is your award. You did the work.” Sasser also thanked faculty and staff members for their devotion to helping students succeed. “I’m in awe of what you do every day,” Sasser said. Santa Fe has been recognized as a top-10 school by the Aspen Institute since 2012. That’s certainly quite an achievement, but nothing beats being number one. “We can say we’re the best,” said Cheryl Canova, the director of the Santa Fe College Andrews Center in Starke. The Aspen Institute noted the presence of satellite centers as one of Santa Fe’s strengths. In that regard, Canova believes Bradford County certainly did its part to help the college earn its number-one ranking. Besides the Andrews Center, Santa Fe has another center in Bradford County: the Watson Center in Keystone Heights. “I feel like we’ve played an important part in being in the top 10,” Canova said. Both centers offer dualenrollment opportunities for high school students, which was listed by the Aspen Institute as another strength. That’s something Lisa Prevatt is very familiar with. She’s not only a member of Santa Fe’s board of trustees, but is also the assistant superintendent of the Bradford County School District. She said the presence of the Andrews Center in Starke and the dual-enrollment opportunities have been important for students, especially those who are from low-income families and those who are first-generation college students. Prevatt said dual enrollment helps high school students get their foot in the door, while Santa Fe College Foundation scholarships help those students continue to attend college after graduating from high school. “It just makes such a big difference in the future of many of those students,” Prevatt said. Serving on the Santa Fe board of trustees has allowed Prevatt a first-hand look at just how hard college employees work to ensure student success. “I do believe Santa Fe is very deserving of this award,” Prevatt said. It was certainly cause for celebration. Canova said she and Andrews Center staff, who were watching the award presentation online, made so much noise that people in the upstairs portion of the center walked downstairs to find out what was going on. “Everybody’s walking on clouds,” Canova said. “We’re all very happy.” Upon his return to Santa Fe from Washington, D.C., Sasser was greeted by cheering employees holding signs that read, “Number One,” and waving foam, number-one fingers. Queen’s “We Are the Champions” was playing as well. Speaking to those who gave him such a welcome, Sasser said, “This has that much to do with me,” holding his thumb and forefinger barely apart. “What you and I have known for a long time is this is not about one person. Any of us could leave. It’s the culture.” It’s a culture that has led to the Aspen Institute’s top award, reinforcing Santa Fe’s outstanding achievement in four areas: student-learning outcomes, degree completion, labor market success in securing good jobs after college, and facilitating minority and lowincome student success. Sasser told the TelegraphTimes-Monitor that Santa Fe is certainly not going to rest on its laurels now that it’s number one. The goal is to keep striving to do the best. “There is so much work to be done,” Sasser said. Santa Fe College is recognized as nation’s top community college ‘Fate and Freedom’ story has special meaning for Knight See KNIGHT, 2B Kathryn Knight holds a copy of her book “Fate and Freedom: The Middle Passage.” It is of a trilogy that began when Knight researched her ancestry.


name she willingly took, not one that came about because of marriage? Why did she have an affair, the circumstances of which led to the order for her punishment and caused her husband to take their child from her due to another court order. This husband and wife are the main characters of Knight’s novel, which came about because Knight became so consumed with the events sourrounding Margaret’s life. She would spend eight hours a day doing research. When she wasn’t doing research, her mind would always wander back to the 1600s. “What happened to this woman? I couldn’t get away from it,” Knight said. The story was consuming so much of her time that Knight said she often prayed, asking if this was a project she should continue to be so involved in. There were several signs that all seemed to be saying, “Yes.” For example, Knight had a painting hanging in her office that was part of a bulk purchase of paintings made by her husband. The painting of ships at sea involved in a battle did not really fit in anywhere in their house, so Knight put it up over her desk. Shortly after saying one of her many prayers throughout the course of the project, Knight did a Google search of the White Lion, one of the English ships that pirated the San Juan Batista and eventually brought Margaret and John to Virginia. A result of her search brought up an image of that same painting hanging above her desk. Then there were the several coincidences surrounding artist Richard C. Moore, who Knight commissioned to design the cover of “Fate and Freedom.” Moore is a retired Navy clergyman. White Lion Capt. John Colyn Jope was, of course, not only a seaman, but a minister as well. Also, Knight discovered that Moore’s wife is a direct descendant of the man who commissioned the San Juan Batista to be built. Knight said there seemed to always be something telling her she was on the right path. Sometimes, that path took unexpected, but fruitful turns, thanks to her husband. “He could ask me a question and send me on a whole other tangent,” Knight said. “He was like my muse. It was the strangest thing. He could point me in a direction and ask me a question about how this happened, or what type of work did they do or whatever. I would go and find out, and I’d find a whole other world of information.” That information also brought to light how her and her husband’s families are intertwined. “He has a lot of family that comes from Jamestown, and I do, too,” Knight said. “In that book, there are probably 15 people who are either my ancestors or his.” The revelations were “mindblowing,” Knight said, such as discovering she has African ancestry in her DNA from the same region that Margaret and John came from. Not every revelation, though, was a pleasant surprise. Knight discovered that Sir Francis Wyatt, the first English royal governor of Virginia—whom she already knew was an ancestor of hers—was the one who ordered the punishment of Margaret. “I was so into this woman, following her whole history, and to find out it was my ancestor who was the one who had whipped her—it was gutwrenching,” Knight said. No matter what feelings her research brought about, Knight can only marvel at what she did discover all along the way. It seemed to be a gift from God and certainly seemed that the she was meant to find the story of Margaret and John. “It was like I was led down a path and handed this information to put together,” Knight said. The path has brought her to the release of “Fate and Freedom: The Middle Passage,” with the release of the second novel set for October and the release of the third probably occurring in June or July 2016. So far, the first book has generated a lot of interest especially among historians/ historical groups, genealogists and the African-American community. Knight recently participated in a book-signing event/program at the Hampton History Museum in Virginia and will participate in other signings and talks in the future, including one at the University of Florida in September. “That’s something I want to get into—public speaking,” Knight said. “I found throughout that several universities are very, very interested in that, especially in the humanities and historical programs.” There has been great interest in the book from the continent of Africa. Knight participated in a three-hour documentary aired on African Network Television and participated in what she described as “a little marketing ploy” on Facebook that was Africa-specific. Within two or three days, Knight said she received approximately 260,000 “hits.” Despite the interest and activities centered around this first novel, Knight said what she is most looking forward to is the release of the third novel, which she said is her favorite of the three. Not only does the third book sum up the story, but it really brings home the fact that Margaret was someone who had no prejudices. “The blessing to me was that she saw no color,” Knight said. “She saw the person. It would go a long way if America could see that.” 2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 26, 2015 BI-COLORCORN 2/88 PRICES AVAILABLEMAR 25 — MAR 31 $599 $129 SUPERDOGS ASSTD VARIETIES Amazing quality. 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Samuel Elbert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution welcomes Judy Jull as part of its Monday, April 6, meeting at Johnny’s BBQ at 9:30 a.m. Jull, the chapter’s historian/ librarian, will present a program on colonial archaeology. Col. Jeff Weir of the Keystone Heights High School Civil Defense Cadet Corps will be a special guest. Visitors are welcome. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence between April 19, 1775, and Nov. 26, 1783, is eligible for Daughters of the American Revolution membership. Please contact Konnie Beauregard at 352-475-1865 for more information. The 12 th annual Kiwanis of Starke golf tournament will be held Friday, April 3, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. Prizes will be awarded to the first-, secondand third-place teams. The entry fee is $50 per player/$200 per four-person team. That includes cart, lunch and goody bag. Raiford Renegades and FCCD Chapter 5 will be hosting a Jail and Bail in Bradford and Union counties on Wednesday, April 1, starting at 9 a.m. The event is to raise money for the Relay for Life of Bradford, Keystone and Union, scheduled for April 24 at 6 p.m. The price to have someone de tained is $20, or $25 if you wish to remain anonymous. All detainees will be held until their “bond” (set by the person who jailed them) has been satis fied. Please contact Diane Andrews at 352-494-6914 to have someone detained in Union County or Christina Crews at 352-4944543 to have someone detained in Bradford County. A fundraising golf tournament for the Keystone Heights High School baseball program will be held Saturday, March 28, at Ironwood Golf Course in Gainesville beginning at 8:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, as well as for closest to the pin, longest drive and longest putt. There will also be door prizes. The entry fee for the four-man, captain’s-choice format, is $60 per person. Lunch will be provided. Hole sponsorships are available for $40. For more information or to D. Mosley golf tournament is Friday April 6 DAR meeting to focus on colonial archaeology April 1 Jail and Relay for Life March 28 golf tournament to baseball register, please call Alan Mattox at 352-682-0645. Starke Kiwanis golf tournament is Good Friday Applications are available at the Starke Golf and Country Club clubhouse. Contact Barry Warren at 352494-3326 for more information. 4-H strawberry pie participants at the Bradford County Fair, joined by Junior Miss Bradford Fest Josie Cannon (far left), were (l-r) Hannah senior, Lauren place intermediate and overall champ, and Madison Bennett, second place intermediate. 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Horticulture exhibits at the Bradford County Fair included 13 best-of-show award winners, including five among youth participants. Madison Bennett earned blue ribbons for Rhode Island red chicken eggs, Easter egg chicken eggs and a jade plant. Her Easter egg chicken eggs and jade plant earned best in class, with the eggs also receiving best of show. Ella Dinkins earned blue ribbons for a bromeliad plant and Rhode Island red chicken eggs. Her bromeliad plant earned best in class and best of show. Dinkins earned a red ribbon for black Australorp chicken eggs. Kacen Thomassen earned blue ribbons for honey and chicken eggs, with the honey earning best in class and best of show. Lake Harris earned a blue ribbon, best in class and best of show for kale, cabbage, onions and carrots. Lynn Melvin’s class at Brooker Elementary School earned a blue ribbon, best in class and best of show for a pumpkin. Other youth results were: Amanda Bertine, naked chicken eggs (blue); Theresa Gainey, pumpkin (blue); Kaitlin Griffis, chicken eggs (blue); Tara Holtzendorf, chicken eggs (blue); Trevor Holtzendorf, chicken eggs (blue); Dylan Lane, pineapple (blue); Jenna Thornton, leghorns (blue); Thelma Tenly, Rhode Island red eggs (blue); Audyn Woodington, Cochin eggs (blue), maran eggs (blue); and two Brooker Elmentary School classes, kale (blue), mustard (red). In the amateur adult division, best-of-show awards were earned by Jackie Host, Sara Lawry, Terry Oglesby, Darrell Fowler and Yvette Lee. Host earned a blue ribbon, best in class and best of show for a bromeliad plant, while also earning blue ribbons for an elkhorn fern and a zebra aloe plant. Lawry earned a blue ribbon, best in class and best of show for a ponytail palm, while also earning a blue ribbon and best of class for a bonsai tree. Oglesby earned a blue ribbon, best in class and best of show for an African violet, while also earning a blue ribbon for another African violet. Fowler earned a blue ribbon, best in class and best of show for cane syrup, while Lee earned a blue ribbon, best in class and best of show for Rhode Island red chicken eggs. Earning best-in-class awards among adult amateurs were Ginny Bordeaux for cereus cactus, Pat Caren for a dwarf parlor palm, Donna Harris for kale, cabbage, onions and carrots, and Walt Westcott for dwarf schefflera. Caren also earned ribbons for the following: snowbush (blue), croton (blue), ponytail palm (blue), dracaena marginata (red), purple oxalis (red), wild violet (red), prayer plant (red), parlor palm (white) and lemon-lime dracaena (white). Westcott also earned a white ribbon for nephthytis. Other adult amateur results were: Beckie Burkett, ivy/ impatiens basket (blue); Missy Burton, potted herbs (blue); Libby Clemons, Clivia (blue), succulents (blue); Matt Clemons, cut kale (red); Janet Flyte, schefflera (red), cedar tree (red); Lisa Gault, Rhode Island red eggs (blue); Bob Lawry, ponytail palm (blue), bonsai (blue); Georg Schaefer, geranium (blue), African violet (white); and Emily Schaefer, African violet (red); John Steyer earned two best-of-show awards in the adult professional division for succulent and Redbor kale. He also earned best-in-class awards for an ornamental pepper plant and curly-leaf lettuce. Tommy King also earned best of show in the professional division for Camarosa strawberries, while Rod Crawford earned best in class for Camino Real strawberries. King earned another blue ribbon for Camino Real strawberries, while Crawford earned a blue ribbon for Benicia strawberries. Steyer also earned blue ribbons for the following: curly parsley, flowering bok choy, sprigarella, green romaine, red frill mizuna, red Russian kale (2), chickweed, broccoli, Italian dandelion (2), oakleaf lettuce, ogami, red fire lettuce, dino kale, daikon (2), rosemary, agave, dino daikon, Japanese kale, chocolate mint, pineapple, celery, blood vein sorrel, white Japanese kale, oregano (2), packman broccoli, Arabica coffee, salad burnet, aloe, Okinawa spinach, celery six-pack, Creole tomato hybrid, German chamomile, leaf lettuce, green bunch onions (2), Hiawatha, Mojito mint, chives, peppermint Swiss chard, red oakleaf lettuce, Mayan marigold, Indian yellow pea, ponytail palm, cardoon, tumeric, Japanese kale, mizuna, shinkiko, daikon flower, parsley, red butterhead lettuce, lambsquarters, thistle, arugula, broccoli sprout, garden celery, radish, rainbow kale, Asian lettuce, Winterbor kale, red Italian dandelion, escarole and salad mix. Red ribbons were awarded to Steyer for the following: Swiss chard, red Swiss chard, Malabar spinach, tumeric pepper, early girl tomato, mighty kong coleus, collards-top crop, Kalanchoe, sedum, walking iris and cactus, hibiscus, sorrel, mint, French sorrel, bright lights chard, wee tiny strawberry, succulent jelly bean, dill, celery, red Russian kale, Portuguese kale (2), bella rosa chard, imperial spinach, Hoan Ngoc and Italian radicchio. Steyer also earned white ribbons for bunch onions, bok choy, Asian red mustard, aloe, galanga thai, Kalanchoe basket, jade tree, big leaf mule’s ear succulent, red giant mustard, Asian bok choy and French sorrel. Larry Gillard and Buddy Norman each earned a blue ribbon in the adult professional division for Camino Real strawberries. Thursday, March 26, 2015 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN “Modern methods with old-fashioned concern.” Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Back & Neck Pain Clinic NEED RELIEF FROM:Call Dr. Berry Serving the Area for 25 Years THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE AVAILABLE THERAPEUTIC MASSAGEAVAILABLE 7415 NW CR 225 Starke, Florida 32091 Corner of SR 16 West & CR 225PH: FOR ALL AGES ~ EVERYONE WELCOME Sunrise Service 6:45 am Full Country Breakfast 7:30 am Sunday School 9:15 am Morning Worship 10:30 am Following Morning Worship for 0-6th Grade BRING YOUR EASTER BASKET Terry Oglesby and her African violet earned one of 13 bestof-show awards in the Bradford horticulture exhibit. RIGHT: Sara Lawry earned best of show for a ponytail palm. BELOW RIGHT: Kacen Thomassen earned best of show for honey. ABOVE: Madison Bennett earned best of show for eggs. ABOVE RIGHT: Lake Harris earned best of show for kale, cabbage, onions and carrots. RIGHT: Ella Dinkins earned best of show for a bromeliad plant. ABOVE LEFT: Jackie Host earned best of show for a bromeliad plant. ABOVE: Darrell Fowler earned best of show for cane syrup. LEFT: Yvette Lee earned best of show for chicken eggs. 13 best-ofshow awards presented in horticulture at Bradford Fair


The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union and Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Matthew Christopher Adams, 20, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 21 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Latasha Renee Addison, 32, of Starke was arrested March 21 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for selling cocaine and for possession of cocaine. Bond was set at $175,000 for the charges. Bernadette M. Bright, 50, of Lawtey was arrested March 22 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest warrant, Bright got into a verbal altercation with her husband after a night of drinking and attempted to rip his shirt off, scratching his neck in the process. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Randy K. Davis, 22, of Lake City was arrested March 22 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Timothy Dinnigan, 30, of Lake Grove, New York, was arrested March 17 by Lawtey police during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked and for possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charges. Sarah Jane Marjorye Drawdy, 20, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 23 by Bradford deputies for two charges of probation violation. Priscilla Grey Ennis, 38, of Starke was arrested March 19 by Starke police for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, police received a call about Ennis appearing intoxicated and walking in and out of the roadway on U.S. 301 in Starke near Noegel’s Auto Sales. Ennis told police she had been drinking wine and didn’t want to go home, but could call her mom. When the officer gave Ennis a phone to use, she started causing a scene in front of the Best Western, cussing and causing traffic to slow and people to come out of their rooms at the motel. She was arrested and transported to jail. Robert Earl Green, 21, of Palatka was arrested March 19 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana. Karl Dwyane Harmon, 30, was arrested March 19 by Starke police during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Sonia Lorena Hernandez Ixta, 38, of Lakeland was arrested March 23 by Starke police for aggravated battery. According to the arrest report, Hernandez Ixta and her boyfriend were drinking in a motel room in the north end of Starke when they ran out of beer. Hernandez Ixta became mad when the boyfriend wouldn’t give her the keys to the vehicle to go purchase more beer. She then broke an empty beer bottle and hit the boyfriend in the side of his head, causing a large laceration. She also cut his hand as he held it up to defend himself. Hernandez Ixta then grabbed the keys to leave in the vehicle, with the boyfriend trying to stop her, leaving blood on the doors. He also threw a concrete block at the windshield—busting part of it— as she pulled away from the motel. Police were called about a suspicious vehicle when Hernandez Ixta went to the Kangaroo store at S.R. 16 and U.S. 301, and a person saw the blood all over the car and the smashed windshield. Once she was stopped by an officer, police were able to determine which motel she was staying in and found the victim still in the room, bleeding from his wounds. The victim was treated by EMS and Hernandez Ixta was arrested and transported to jail. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Aaron Harris Holley, 35, of Starke was arrested March 21 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for three charges of selling cocaine and for three charges of possession of cocaine. When deputies went to a home to arrest Holley, he eventually came to the door and identified himself, but when the deputies stepped inside, he ran out the back door. He was apprehended by a K9 unit behind the residence and transported to Shands for medical treatment from the canine, then transported to jail. An additional charge of resisting an officer was filed against Holley, with bond set at $605,000 for all the charges. Danique L. Hudson, 19, of Starke was arrested March 20 by Starke police for criminal mischief–property damage. According to the arrest report, Hudson followed a 19-yearold female as they both were driving in the area of Calvary Street before pulling in front of the other driver, causing her to stop her vehicle. Hudson exited her vehicle yelling at the other female that she wanted her to get out and fight. The driver stayed in the vehicle, so Hudson hit the driver’s windshield with her fist, causing it to shatter from the impact. The female driver then drove to a residence, with Hudson following her, while police were called. Another verbal argument ensued before police arrived and arrested Hudson. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Joshua Adam Keyes, 25, was arrested March 20 by Lawtey police during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked and for possession of drugs. Bond was set at $7,000 for the charges. Matthew Joseph Krupa, 35, of Fort Myers was arrested March 17 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $3,000 for the charges. 4B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 26, 2015 Letters Dear Editor: I would like to congratulate the City Council and Mayor Tony Brown of Keystone Heights on their well planned event I attended on Saturday March 21st at Keystone Beach. Thanks also to council member Steve Hart for providing a wonderful music appearance by the band “Bubba Can’t Dance” and the movie afterwards. This was so much fun. I saw so many happy families enjoying this event! Keep up the good work! Where else could one find such a great family event to attend and of no charge! Once again, congratulations! Nora Gauck Kudos to Keystone council for beach event Dear Editor: This note is intended to demonstrate that there are still Dear Editor: In the late 1970s, approximately two dozen Florida municipal electric utilities banded together to collectively purchase power at more competitive rates in order to benefit their communities. Born out of cooperation and mutual advantage, the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) has provided affordable, reliable power to member-owners and their customers for 37 years. Today, the power FMPA supplies helps provide electric service to more than 350,000 homes and businesses across Florida. Over the years, the agency has reduced municipal power costs by hundreds of millions of dollars. While FMPA has quietly and successfully gone about its mission of providing members with competitively priced, dependable power for decades, the agency has recently received attention following the release of a preliminary audit report conducted by the Florida Auditor General. Like any audit, the preliminary audit report highlighted areas where the agency could improve. As a steward of customer dollars, we take these recommendations and the opportunity to improve very seriously. Even though this is a preliminary, and not final, audit report, our board has already taken immediate action on several of the audit comments, including the discontinuation of certain expenses, such as Orlando Magic tickets, an indoor plant service, Christmas tree rental and an annual conference dinner for members in Washington, D.C. On some of the more complex topics, FMPA’s Executive Committee has decided to retain the services of a management consulting firm to work with the Committee to address these audit recommendations. Additionally, the agency had previously enhanced some of its policies before this audit was initiated. One example is the dramatic adjustment we had made to our fuel hedging policy. Hedging essentially enables an organization to lock in prices for a commodity in order to keep prices stable over a period of time. As natural gas prices were rapidly rising in the first half of 2008, the agency made the decision to stabilize prices by hedging. When our country went into a recession in September 2008, fuel prices suddenly dropped, and FMPA found itself in an unexpected situation that took time to work its way out of. Many other businesses that rely on commodities subject to price fluctuation, particularly some of the nation’s largest airlines, found themselves in a similar situation. Today, natural gas hedging of the type discussed in the Auditor General’s report is no longer our practice and, more importantly, no longer impacting our electricity rates. We acknowledge that FMPA went through a tough period in 2008 through 2010, but that period is behind us and our rates are competitive again. Overall, our power costs have decreased more than 20 percent from the peak in 2009, and today, rates are competitive with the average wholesale rates of Florida’s investor-owned utilities. FMPA thanks the Auditor General’s staff for its thorough and professional review. For six months, their team of auditors worked full time, reviewing billions of dollars of expenses on complex topics. It truly was a valuable process for FMPA. We are proud of FMPA’s long history of helping hometown electric utilities provide the local, personal and affordable service their communities want and expect. And, we know our members expect the very best from us. We have already taken steps to improve based on the preliminary audit report, and we will address recommendations in the Auditor General’s final report once that is issued. Going forward, we will put all our energy into positive improvements that will better serve both our members and their customers. It is our top priority. By Bill Conrad, Chairman of FMPA’s Board of Directors and the Mayor for the City of Newberry, and Howard McKinnon, Chairman of FMPA’s Executive Committee and Town Manager for the Town of Havana honest people still exist Putting our energy into FMPA improvement helpful and honest people in our midst. On March 12th, my daughter could not locate her iPod. She had planned to show pictures to an invalid we were visiting. She then notified her daughter in North Carolina that this instrument was lost also giving her the numbers to identify it. On our way to Starke, messages began to come on her cell phone that the iPod had been found. When the approximate location was given, our good friend who was driving turned back in an effort to follow directions of the messages. After many twists and turns in and out of streets and driveways, the message that we were at location of that instrument came on the cell phone. When questioning the residents there, they immediately brought forth the missing article. In trying to give them a reward, that was refused, and the iPod was returned to owner. Lessons to be learned from this incident: Never leave useful articles on top of moving vehicle. Trust a kind and efficient driver to accompany you in searching for a valuable item. Always give important information to a competent person. Carry your cell phone with you. This note concludes with the good news that the cracked screen of the iPod was repaired, and this instrument is again useful. Therefore, this note proves that we can place trust in our friends and neighbors, Dolores Meng t Crime t Recent arrests Clay and Union


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According to the arrest report, Kiefer was staying at a residence in Lawtey when the owner noticed some of her jewelry was missing. She called law enforcement after Kiefer denied any knowledge of the missing jewelry, including a ring she had let him wear the previous day. When a deputy arrived and questioned Kiefer and checked his identification, he learned Kiefer was on probation in Alachua County for fraud and was not allowed to leave the county. A search of Kiefer turned up one of the missing rings in his pocket, but he continued to deny any knowledge about the other missing jewelry. He was arrested with bond set at $20,000 for the larceny charge, but no bond allowed for the probation violation charge out of Alachua County. C’montae Lewis, 19, of Palatka was arrested March 19 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana. Wy’te Riley Lucas, 18, of Palatka was arrested March 19 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $2,500 for the charge. Patricia Rhoden Martin, 45, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 19 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Bond was set at $679 for the charge. Syllyn Aisha Dana McEwen, 24, of Ocala was arrested March 18 by Lawtey police during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. Sholeke L. Merriweather, 26, of Starke and Tiffany Marie Mitchell, 33, of Starke were arrested March 19 by Starke police for disorderly conduct–affray. According to the arrest report, Merriweather and Mitchell were at the Delta food store in Starke when they had an altercation before apparently fighting each other 20 minutes later a few blocks away after police had spoken with Mitchell at the store and with Merriweather down the street. Police were called back to Old Lawtey Road, where a large crowd was gathered around the two women. Both were arrested for the affray charge. A warrant affidavit is also being prepared against Merriweather for criminal mischief–property damage as Mitchell claimed she beat on the side of her vehicle at the Delta store during the initial incident. An additional warrant affidavit will also be filed against Merriweather for battery for an incident at the Delta store on March 22. Merriweather is seen on video and by a witness attacking another female that exited the store, punching her in the face and pulling at her hair. Bond was set at $500 for Merriweather and for Mitchell for the affray charge. Sheena Renee Mosley, 30, of Lawtey was arrested March 19 by Bradford deputies for two probation violation charges. No bond was allowed for the charges. Isaiah Pernell, 32, of Starke was arrested March 18 by Starke police during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Demetrius Jawun Phillips, 20, of Palatka was arrested March 19 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana. Cory Perry Slade, 32, of Melrose was arrested March 19 by Starke police during a traffic stop for driving under the influence. James Neal Stavely, 46, of Glen St. Mary was arrested March 17 by Starke police on an out-ofcounty warrant from Baker for probation violation on possession of a controlled substance. No bond was allowed for the charge. Emory Nelson Thornton, 32, of Lawtey was arrested March 21 by Starke police for disturbing the peace and for resisting an officer. According to the arrest report, Thornton became involved in an altercation with a female at Whiskey River Saloon in Starke. Police were called, and Thornton would not cooperate at first when he was asked to step outside and speak with the officers. Once outside, Thornton continued to be uncooperative and yell at the officers to leave him alone. When an officer went to handcuff him for disturbing the peace, Thornton resisted and kept pulling away until the officer forced him to the ground to handcuff him. Thornton suffered a cut above his eye during the takedown by the officer. EMS was called, and Thornton was taken to the Shands Starke ER for treatment. He was then transported to the jail. Shondee Chere Vanzant, 39, of Starke was arrested March 17 by Bradford deputies for aggravated assault. According to the arrest report, Vanzant went to pick up her young child from his father’s home when she pulled a gun out and threatened the father and his girlfriend. She also spun around in the grass with her vehicle before almost hitting the house and then leaving. Once deputies located Vanzant, she was arrested and transported to jail. Bond was set at $7,500 for the charge. Travis L. Walker, 20, of Branford was arrested March 22 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana. Maurice Ashton Watkins, 25, of Ocala was arrested March 23 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. Keystone/Melrose Karl Leschanz, 44, of Key stone Heights was arrested March 20 by Clay deputies for battery. Edria Manning, 30, of Key stone Heights was arrested March 18 by Clay deputies for grand theft and a probation vio lation. According to an arrest report, Manning knocked on the door of her parents’ residence around 4 a.m. Wednesday morn ing and asked her father for $5 or $10. The father refused, suspect ing the woman planned to use to money to buy drugs. “Edria became irate and was yelling and cursing her parents,” wrote a deputy in the report. “She at tempted to take the television in the living area. When she could not disconnect the television from the wiring, she left it on the floor.” Manning then entered her parents’ bedroom, where her mother was sleeping, and took a jewelry box from the dresser. On her way out of the house, she at tempted to take the family dog, but her father prevented her from stealing the pet. A Clay County deputy alerted the Putnam Coun ty Sheriff’s Office of Manning’s probable destination: a wellknown drug distribution area in Putnam Hall. There, a Putnam deputy stopped the vehicle Man ning was in, recovered the jew elry box and some of its contents and detained the suspect. Joshua Williams, 30, of Key stone Heights was arrested March 18 by Clay deputies for possession of a controlled substance without a valid pre scription, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and use or display of a firearm dur ing the commission of a crime. According to an arrest report, a Keystone Heights resident tried to assist Williams when it ap peared he was passing out in her bathroom. Williams became vio lent, obtained the woman’s hand gun and put it in his pocket. She ran out of the house and called the sheriff’s office. When a deputy arrived at the home, Wil liams claimed he was cleaning the house. The deputy found the woman’s weapon in Williams’ front pants pocket. He also found a digital scale, a baggie contain ing a white, powdery substance, a syringe and spoons. The officer later determined the substance in the baggie was cocaine. When running a check on Williams’ identity, a dispatcher reported that the man had been previously convicted of fraud, driving with a suspended or revoked license and introducing contraband into a detention facility. Union Melinda Irene Bush, 40, of Jacksonville was arrested March 13 by Union deputies for assault, resisting an officer, possession of marijuana and possession of narcotic equipment. According to the arrest report, Bush was visiting from Jacksonville when she became intoxicated and started yelling and threatening to stab the homeowner and causing a disturbance. Law enforcement was called, and after speaking with several witnesses, Bush was arrested. She wouldn’t cooperate with the deputies, pulling away and kicking at them as they attempted to put her in the patrol car. Once she was placed in the car, she began to hit the window with the handcuffs and eventually had to be cuffed around her ankles and linked to her handcuffs to prevent her from damaging the vehicle. On the way to the jail, Bush asked about her purse, stating she had marijuana in it. A deputy went back to the residence to retrieve the purse and found marijuana and a pipe in a pillowcase next to her purse. Bond was set at $9,500 for the charges. Timothy James Congdon, 29, of Green Cove Springs was arrested March 12 by Union deputies for failure to appear. Shaun Steven Morris, 45, of Alachua was arrested March 10 by Union deputies for probation violation. Irica Lynette Paytee, 38, of Lake Butler was arrested March 14 by Union deputies for aggravated battery and for disorderly conduct. According to the arrest report, Paytee was chasing her boyfriend with a metal pipe when they arrived at the scene. The victim said they had been arguing and that Paytee swung a metal pipe at him, hitting him in the arm before the deputies arrived. He stated he had pulled out a pocketknife to defend himself, but it didn’t stop Paytee from swinging the pipe at him. Paytee was arrested and transported to jail. Bond was set at $102,500 for the charges. Joshua Oneal Perry, 19, was arrested March 9 by Union deputies for probation violation. Linda Young, 54, of Lake Butler was arrested March 10 by Union deputies on a warrant for aggravated battery. Young was arrested at the Columbia County jail according to the arrest report. No bond was allowed for the charge. Kimberly Ann Clement, 44, of Lake Butler was arrested March 16 by Union deputies for driving under the influence, refusing to submit to DUI testing and assault. According to the arrest report, deputies responded to a call about a reckless driver on S.R. 100 West coming from Columbia County to Union County. The caller said the driver was all over the road and in and out of the ditches, almost crashing with several vehicles and a semi coming in the opposite direction. The driver then did a U-turn in a ditch and drove the other way before running off the road and getting stuck in the ditch. When deputies arrived, the vehicle was still running, and Clement appeared to be passed out behind the wheel. The deputy woke her, and she tried to give the vehicle gas and leave, but the deputy reached in and shut the car off. Clement was too intoxicated to get out of the vehicle on her own. At the jail, she refused to cooperate and fought with the deputies as they attempted to DUI test her and process her arrest. Bond was set at $13,500 for the charges. Robert Lee Webb, 77, of Lake Butler was arrested March 20 by Union deputies for probation violation. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. Recent arrests Clay and Union Legals KEYSTONE AIRPARK MEETING be held on the 1 st Tuesday of every month at 6:00 P.M. Location is: 7100 than 72 hours in advance.


BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School won three weight classes and had a total of 13 place in the top four at the March 16 sub-sectional boys’ weightlifting meet at Palatka High School. Union County won one weight class and had five overall place in the top four, while Bradford had two place in the top four. The top four lifters in each class will compete in a sectional final meet at Keystone on Wednesday, April 1, beginning at approximately 2 p.m. Keystone’s first-place finishers were Austin Lester in the 119-pound class with a 330 total, Dakota Hodge in the 129 class with a 455 total and Steve Beverly in the 139 class with a 435 total. Darian Robinson was Union’s lone first-place finisher, compiling a 460 total in the 154 class. Five Keystone lifters earned second place: Spenser Echevarria in the 119 class with a 310 total, Dalton Hodge in the 139 class with a 435 total, Zachary Blalock in the 154 class with a 460 total, J.J. Schofield in the 169 class with a 480 total and Nolan Lowery in the 199 class with a 515 total. Earning second-place finishes for Union were Dylan Bass in the 129 class with a 375 total and Alden McClellon in the 183 class with a 550 total. Union had two lifters take third place: Dairon Alexander in the 169 class with a 470 total and Josh Smith in the heavyweight class with a 610 total. Keystone’s Nate Pate took third in the 183 class with a 540 total, while Bradford’s Zac Windle was third in the 119 class with a 255 total. Four lifters from Keystone placed fourth: Justin Raysin in the 169 class with a 460 total, Matt West in the 183 class with a 505 total, Jacob White in the 219 class with a 510 total and Dalton Watts in the 238 class with a 535 total. Bradford’s John Spencer placed fourth in the heavyweight class with a 585 total. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Union County High School senior Kaylee Findley was named the Gainesville Sun’s Girls’ Weightlifter of the Year along with Gainesville High School senior Megan Neel, while Union coach Bryan Griffis was tabbed as the paper’s Coach of the Year. “I was pretty surprised and happy about it,” Findley said of hearing about the award. “When you put in a bunch of effort, and you get acknowledged for it, it makes you want to keep going.” Findley enjoyed the fact that she gets to represent Lake Butler in such a way, saying, “It’s a pretty big deal for a small town.” In a way, it’s paying back all those people in Lake Butler and Union County as a whole who have supported her a great deal, especially in regard to her power-lifting competitions. During the 2014-15 high school season, Findley put together her second straight undefeated regular season and qualified for the state finals for the second straight year after capturing the District 4 statequalifying championship in the unlimited class. She placed 11 th at the state finals, setting personal records in both the bench press (215) and the clean and jerk (155). Griffis said everything Findley has accomplished is the result of her work ethic—a work ethic Findley shares with the other members of the team. Griffis said the lifters work out on their own before and after the season to get better. That work ethic resulted in a school-record five lifters qualifying for state last year and four qualifying this year. At this year’s District 4 qualifying meet, Union took second place ahead of perennial power Gainesville. He may have been the coach, but Griffis said the credit goes to those lifters who pushed themselves to become better. “Without them, I couldn’t have gotten (the award),” Griffis said. Three Union lifters besides Findley earned Gainesville Sun all-area honors. Sophomores Latiyah McDonald and Kayla Geraghty were first-team selections in the 169 and 183 classes, respectively, while Jessica Brown was a secondteam selection in the 154 class. McDonald won the District 4 championship and placed 22 nd in her first-ever state meet. She had a season-best overall total of 280 pounds. Geraghty had an undefeated regular season and was the District 4 runner-up, qualifying for state for the second straight year. She placed 14 th at state with a 315 total. Brown went undefeated in the regular season and was a District 4 runner-up, qualifying for her third appearance at the state finals. She placed 14 th at state with a 305 total. “I’m proud of my team,” Findley said. “They’re not just a team; they’re family. We stick together like family.” BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Northside Christian Academy senior Shaina Hill became the second basketball player in school history to receive a scholarship, signing her necessary paperwork to attend Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville during a March 13 ceremony in the NCA gym. “It’s exciting to keep playing basketball because it’s my favorite sport,” Hill said. “It just feels good, and I’m going to be able to be close. I’m not that far from home, so my family can come see my games, and I’ll have their support.” Hill’s signing occurred a little more than a month after teammate Emily Merritt became the school’s first-ever basketball player to earn a scholarship. “It’s quite an honor,” NCA head coach Jason Pilcher said, adding, “Hopefully, these younger ones will see that if they put in the work, do what they need to do and listen to their coaches, they’ve got the same opportunities.” Hill, who plays guard, generated interest from other schools through her participation in Athletes for College. There were a couple of schools in Georgia she was considering, as well as one in Alabama and one in North Carolina. However, she really enjoyed her experience participating in open-gym sessions at Trinity. “I like the players,” Hill said. “I felt really comfortable around them when I first met them, and the coach—she’s like the type of coach I want.” Trinity head coach Judy Allen said, “She just fit in with the girls who’ll be returning next year. Everybody’s excited about having her.” Pilcher said Hill is the best ball handler he’s seen in the area out of the schools NCA has played against. That’s one of Hill’s strengths that excites Allen. “For our program, one of the things we’re looking for is someone who can handle the ball and handle the pressure of the type of defense at the next level,” Allen said. Allen is also excited about Hill’s ability to score from the perimeter. “I have a run-and-gun team, so it’s good to have a good outside shooter who can come in and feel comfortable shooting,” Allen said. Hill said she will be working to improve her overall game, while also saying that she is going to strive to become more of a team leader. Pilcher said that’s something he’d like to see as well. He described Hill as “kind of laid back,” and said he worked on helping her to become more of an outspoken leader this past season, giving her and the team’s two other seniors the responsibilities of being captains. As far as her court-specific skills, Hill has not yet reached her potential, Pilcher said. The coach has watched Hill showcase a natural athletic ability in basketball and several other sports. Pilcher said continued hard work and the realization of how good she can become will take Hill a long way. “If she comes to understand what God’s truly blessed her with, then her future’s really unlimited as far as what she can do,” Pilcher said. Hill said she’s sure to experience a mixture of emotions when she first steps on the court to play for Trinity, but she welcomes them and the opportunity to keep playing. “I’ll probably be really nervous,” she said, “but it’ll be really exciting to play in college.” at Trinity Baptist College 6B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 26, 2015 No Credit? Bad Credit? NOEGELS AUTO SALES www.noegels.com2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2007 Town & Country 2007 Chevy Colorado 2007 Ford Focus 2004 Honda Civic 2004 Ford Ranger1018 N. Temple Ave Starke, FL 32091 904-964-6461 Se Habla Espa ol $1000 DOWN $95 YOU PICK* PER WEEK*$12,290 plus tax tag and title financed for 39 months at 18% apr = $95per week. 24 month 24,000 mile service agreement included. 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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Thursday, March 26, 2015 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B (8473) Jo e’s Tires Cars Marine Light Trucks TRAILER TIRESin Stock!starting at: Customer Satisfaction Makes Us # 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) $5999Now Doing ALIGNMENTS$5999 LAKE AREA SMALL ENGINE 7333 Kyle Street Keystone Heights Rental Equipmentby the Day Weekend Week Month Contact us about our great rental rates EBZ8500 BlowersCome by and check out ALL of our products including:Trimmers, Hedgeclippers, Pole Saws & Edgers “We Are Debtors”One day on a hill my Savior died, He paid the sin debt for you and I. So alone was he that wonderful day, On a hill — so far away. His great agony was my gain, My safety was His pain. For God so loved the world that He sent His Son to die for you and Henry Hodges Lawtey, FL Serving Families in North Florida since 1973 STARKE OFFICE OPEN 8:30 to 5:00 MON-FRIHwy 301 North, Starke 904-964-2010 (Next to Best Western) The area’s largest supplier of Colored GraniteWhen Quality Counts, You Can Count On UsPrimary Location in Lake City at 561 NW Hilton Ave.Member of Better Business Bureau Monument Builders of North America Florida Monument BuildersFL Lic. # F037700 d Obituaries d Beatrice Benson STARKE—Beatrice Benson, 82, of Starke died Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Riverwood Health & Rehab in Starke. She was born in Dawsonville, Georgia on June 20, 1932 to the late Ashley E. Brown Sr. and Mattie Lou (Bush) Brown and was of the Baptist Faith. Prior to her retirement, she served as the activities director for 20 years at Bradford Terrace Nursing Home. She is survived by: sons, Dwayne (Linda) Alday and Jack (Andrea) Waterhouse all of Starke and David G. (Sandra) Clay of St. Augustine; four grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held on March 24 in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel with Pastor Mike Moore officiating. Interment followed at a later date. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home in Starke. James LIVE OAK— James Calvin Deaver, Sr., 80, of Live Oak died Friday, March 13, 2015. He was born on Nov. 28, 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Calvin Amos and Rowena (Brown) Deaver. Prior to retirement he served in the United States Army and worked as a baker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife, Betty Deaver; and his sister, Isabelle Guntz. Survivors are: children, James C. Deaver, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada, Ann Deaver of Milton, Delaware, and Kim Wiand of Baltimore, Maryland; sisters, Grace Hylack of Maryland and Bernice Miller of High Springs; niece and caregiver, Linda Harrell of Starke; 11 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at Jacksonville National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Michael Flynn Michael Flynn JACKSONVILLE— Michael Patrick Flynn, age 72, of Jacksonville passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015 at St. Vincent’s Southside. Mr. Flynn was born on March 7, 1943 in Daytona Beach, the only child of the late Marvin “Casey” and Mayme (Watson) Flynn and lived in the North Florida area most of his life. Prior to retirement he worked for the US Postal Service where he operated an LSM machine. He was a long time member of the NRA, loved his guns, dogs, and was an avid bass fisherman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael “Sean” Flynn. Survivors are: his son and daughter-in-law: Scot and Kristy Flynn of Wesley Chapel; five grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and some cousins. The family will receive friends at the Dewitt C. Jones Chapel of JonesGallagher Funeral home in Starke on Saturday, March 28 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with funeral services beginning at 2 o’clock. Interment will follow in Keystone Heights Cemetery with Father Les Singleton officiating. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke 904-964-6200. On-line condolences may be left at www. PAID OBITUARY Robert Francis Robert Francis HAMPTON—Robert “Bob” Lee Francis, age 86, of Hampton, passed away at his home on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. He was married to his wife Carolyn Francis for 65 wonderful years. Mr. Francis 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. Mr. Francis also served in the United States Army for four years and was very much involved in the American Legion of Starke. Bob will be missed by all the lives he touched. He was a loving husband, father, and a great friend to many. Survivors include: his wife, Carolyn (Davis) Francis; son, Thomas Francis; daughters, Cindy (Tommy) Norman, and Martha Lasseter. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tahra Paredes, Jeramy (Malia) Keen, Bobby (Kelly) Moneyhan, Brandi Moneyhan; and great-grandchildren, Nalani Keen and Kawena Keen, Hailee Paredes, Kindall Moneyhan, McKayla Moneyhan, and Ashlinn Pate. 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, 620 Nona St. Starke, FL 32091. 904-964-6200. PAID OBITUARY GAINESVILLE— Janet Louise Hardwick, 90, of Gainesville formerly of Melrose died at The Villages on Thursday, March 19, 2015. She was born in Lynn, Indiana on Aug. 3, 1924 to the late Author and Ona (Whitter) Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of Keystone Community Church. She was preceded in death by: her brother, Jerry Joe Brown. She is survived by: her husband of 71 years, Phillip “Dean” Hardwick; children, Diane K. (William Wallace) Sherley of Gainesville, Deana Ray (Larry) Hewett of Ocala, Tommy Allen (Carol) Hardwick of Union, Ohio; adopted son, Ronald Ozbun of Gainesville; sisters, Kathryn Faye Mercer of Naples, Betty Jean Retter of Ft. Myers; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 30 greatgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on March 24 in the Keystone Community Church with Pastor Rob Morford officiating. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to please be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Mary Lee STARKE—Mary Ogletree Lee, 70, of Starke died Monday, March 16, 2015 at Shands UF. She was born on Feb. 27, 1945 in Lake City to the late William Thomas and Johnnie Mason Ogletree. She lived most of her life in Tampa and the last 17 years in Starke. She was a member of the Madison Street Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by: her husband, Richard Lee; and brother, Edward Ogletree. She is survived by: daughters, Kim Lee of Starke, Doris Boyd of Briceville, and Dora Buchanan of Massachusetts; sons, Dwight Buchanan of Glenn St. Mary, Ross Stroble of Mississippi, Derwin Stroble of Tampa, Travis Lee of Tampa and Rodney Lee of Jacksonville; brothers, William (Billy) Ogletree of Louisiana, and Johnny Ogletree of White Springs; sisters, Judy Bonnette of Starke, Deborah Witherspoon of Illinois, and Jewell Williams of Georgia; and 15 grandchildren. At this time there are no arrangements made. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. Donald Williams LEESBURG—Donald Williams, 60, of Leesburg, formerly of Lake Butler, died Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Largo Medical Center. He was born on Sept. 8, 1954 in Leesburg to the late Julius Williams and Evelyn Harris Williams. He was a truck driver and former employee for Anson Mobile Homes. He is preceded in death by: sons, Dale and Glenn Williams; and sister, Dianne Byers. He is survived by: sons, Donald Williams, Jr. and Christopher Williams; brothers, Allan (Dawn) Williams and David “Buddy” (Dorothy) Williams; sisters, Darlene Williams and Donna Williams; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held on March 13 at Archer Memorial Chapel with Bishop Paul Waters officiating. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler. An Open Letter of Thanks To all my friends in Keystone and Melrose, I wish to extend my thanks for all of your sympathies, condolences, and well wishes, for the passing of my Mom, Wanda C. Long. Many of you had never met my mom, even though she had lived with me, then at the Park of the Palms ALF, for the past 8 years. She lived a good life and was 88 years young when she passed on March 12th 2015. Funeral services were held in Jacksonville, where my step dad was laid to rest. My mom was the last of her family, surviving 4 sisters and 5 brothers, and my grandparents. It is so hard to remember everyone’s name that you should thank when your loved one passes, so please take my sincere thank you from this letter, if I didn’t get your name in it. Sometimes you find you have more friends than you realize, but special thanks go to the caregivers and everyone at the Park of the Palms Assisted Living Facility, who provided my mom such great care and attention over this last year. You are all very special in my heart for the compassion you showed to her and myself. The hospice caregivers, for making my mom’s transition to eternal life over her last two weeks. To my friends from Bald Eagle, especially Joey and Patti Tyson, and Mrs. Perrett, for your friendship. To my brothers and sisters from AMVETS Post 86, we’ve lost some great vetrans over the past few years, thank you for your support. To members of my Harley Owners Group, in Gainesville, with my heartfelt thanks to Ed and Debbie Berry, and Ron and Barb Schimel, love you guys. To the staff and my cadets in the Keystone JROTC, thank you for your support. This program is close to my heart. To my kids, coaches from MYSA, in Melrose, that I sponsor and coach, I thank you all for sending your condolences and being there in my time of need. To all the players for JH, JV, and Varsity, the coaches, thank you for your wishes and sympathies. For the gang at the games that I work the concession stand with and cook with, thank you for your support. I enjoy this so much, it has been a great relief. To my neighbors, John, Stacy, Hunter, and Mason Shimer, for always being there to help me. And, to anyone else who I have met, I hope that through me, you can see what a great mom I had. She was a very independent person, she showed me through her actions in life that it is not what you say, it is what you do that defines who you are. I try to live up to that way of thinking every day. So again, I thank all of my friends, close, or otherwise for all you have done over these past several weeks. It has meant so much to me. God bless you all. David “Andy” Long Andy’s Carpet Care, Inc. Keystone Heights Card of Thanks


BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Jordan Davis hit a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh Dan Dodd III, an eighth-grader at Keystone Heights Jr.-Sr. High School, has been selected to play in the June 13 Future Stars Game—an all-star football clas sic between Florida and Georgia middle school students—which will be played at Clark Atlanta University. Dodd, the son of Danny and Kristi Dodd, is one of 51 players on the Florida roster. Tryouts for the three Florida teams (sixth, seventh and eighth grades) were held in Jackson ville, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee and Tampa. Dodd, who plays offensive tackle and defensive end, partici pated in a tryout on Feb. 8 and was notified of his selection on March 8. The Future Stars Game, which is entering its fifth year, is sponsored by the Future Stars, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting student athletes. Future Stars’ mission is to assist all-star game participants with marketing themselves to college recruiters through scheduled recruiting trips, player profile distribution and marketing of the players to college coaches. Selected players spend game week living and practicing Keystone 8th-grader chosen for Future Stars football game 8B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 26, 2015 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! Dan Dodd III together on a college campus. While staying together, the players also participate in lifeskills sessions, bonding sessions and a variety of other activities. Teams are coached by top high school coaches and former college and NFL players. Visit for more information. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford High School junior Kierson Boatwright was recognized by the Gainesville Sun with the release of its allarea girls’ weightlifting teams on March 23. Boatwright, who qualified for the state finals for the first time this past season, was a secondteam all-area selection in the 110-pound class. She placed in her class at the first-ever BHS Invitational, setting a personal record of 120 pounds in the clean and jerk in the process. Boatwright went on to win her class at the District 4 statequalifying meet and then place 17 th at state. Boatwright makes Sun all-area in weightlifting Davis grand slam helps to extend the game before the Bradford High School softball team won on a wild pitch to defeat visiting P.K. Yonge 5-4 in a District 5-4A matchup on March 19. The Tornadoes (13-0) improved to 7-0 in the district, but trailed 4-0 before Davis’ homer tied the score. Stats for this game were not available at press time. Prior to playing the Blue Wave, Bradford hosted district opponent Interlachen on March 17, winning 10-1. Taylor Cruce and Savana Shealey each hit a home run, with Cruce going 2-for-4 with two RBI and Shealey driving in three runs. Lainie Rodgers had two RBI, while Megan Farmer had one. Sabina Watson went 2-for-3, while Shianne Cassels and Annie Luke each went 2-for-4. Pitcher Shelby Wilkison gave up one hit and two walks in 6.1 innings. She had 12 strikeouts. Bradford plays in the Kissimmee Klassic, which begins Thursday, March 26. (The Telegraph-Times-Monitor will have results and stats from the tournament in the April 9 issue.) The Tornadoes then travel to play P.K. Yonge on Monday, March 30, at 6 p.m. before returning home to play district opponent Santa Fe on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Pitchers Kyle Hix and Pierson Lewis combined to throw a Indians win 4th straight in baseball with shutout shutout as the Keystone Heights High School baseball team won its forth in a row, defeating visiting St. Augustine 6-0 on March 18. It was the seventh win in the last eight games for the Indians (9-3). Hix allowed five hits and one walk through the first four innings, while Lewis allowed no hits and no walks in the final three. Hix and Lewis had three and two strikeouts, respectively. At the plate, Hix had an RBI single in the bottom of the first that would be all the Indians would need. Bryce Plummer was 2-for-4, hitting a triple in the third inning and scoring on a steal of home. Gage Hall was 2-for-3, with an RBI single following Plummer’s score in the third that put Keystone up 3-0. Prior to playing St. Augustine, the Indians continued their mastery of District 5-4A opponents, defeating visiting Santa Fe 7-3 on March 17. A four-run third helped propel Keystone as it improved to 5-0 against district competition. The first four batters of the inning reached on two walks and two errors, while Hix, Plummer and Dalen Brown each followed with an RBI single. Brown finished the game 4-for-4, while Hix was 3-for4 with a double and three RBI. Hall was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Starting pitcher Wyatt Harvin shut the Raiders out in the first four innings and gave up three runs on five hits and two walks through a total of five. He had four strikeouts. Lewis gave up one hit and one walk in the final two innings. He had two strikeouts. Keystone played Middleburg this past Tuesday and played district opponent P.K. Yonge on Wednesday, March 25. On Friday, March 27, the Indians host district opponent Interlachen at 7 p.m. before traveling to play St. Augustine on Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m. The Indians return home Tuesday, March 31, to play their annual game against New York’s Iroquois at 7 p.m. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Megan Moncrief gave up one earned run in a completegame effort as the Keystone Heights High School softball team improved to 5-3 in District 5-4A with a 5-2 win over visiting Santa Fe on March 17. Moncrief allowed seven hits and one walk as the Indians improved to 11-7 overall. Brittany Schellpeper drove in two runs, while Breanna Wells added an RBI off of a 2-for-3 performance. Ashleigh Jennings went 2-for-4. Keystone had five baserunners reach on errors. The Indians played district Raiders for district softball win BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Kaylan Tucker pitched a perfect game, while also driving in four runs in the Union County High School softball team’s 20-0 win over District 7-1A opponent Newberry in five innings on March 19 in Newberry. The Tigers, who got at least two RBI each from seven players, improved to 5-1 in the district. Tucker went 4-for-5 with two triples and two doubles, while Madelyn Kish went 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Katie Zipperer was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI, while Teala Howard and Valerie Seay were 2-for-3 and 2-for-2, respectively, with Howard driving in two runs and Seay driving in one. Devin Lewis, Kalyn Ingram and Madison McClellan were team beats opponent Interlachen this past Tuesday and will travel to play Ridgeview on Thursday, March 26, at 5 p.m. Keystone returns home to play Buchholz on Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m. See UCHS, 10B


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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford High School’s junior varsity softball team is in the midst of an impressive season, having gone 10-1-2 with two games left to play. The Tornadoes lost their first game during a third-place finish at a March 20-21 tournament in Interlachen. Head coach Deac Story said most of the runs given up in a 5-4 loss to Belleview came off of errors. “We just happened to give up some untimely and costly errors,” he said. 10B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, March 26, 2015 MURRAY FORD SUPERSTORE 13447 US Hwy 3011 MILE SOUTH OF WALMART(904) 964-7200MURRAY CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM 15160 US Hwy 3011/2 MILE NORTH OF WALMART(904) **Art for illustration purposes only, prior sale subject to early deadlines. *All prices net of rebates, dealer retains all rebates if any. See dealer for details. 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Complete stats were not available at press time, but T.J. Rogers drove in a run, going 2-for-3, while Jordan Bryant and Tyler Lewis were each 2-for-2. Brandon Ames and J.C. Lovelace each hit a double. On March 17, the Tigers (4-8, 2-4) lost 14-0 to visiting Suncoast. Casey Driggers and Phillip Joyner each hit a double. Starting pitcher Ames held visiting Columbia to three hits in an 11-1 Tigers win on March 19. Ames struck out five in 4.1 innings, with Rogers recording the final two outs of the mercy rule-shortened game. Lewis and Lovelace each went 2-for-3. Lewis hit a double and a triple, driving in one run, while Lovelace hit a triple and had two RBI. Joyner was 3-for-4, while Ames was 2-for-2 with a double. Joyner, Ames and Ty Cook each had an RBI. Taylor Crawford, Josh Glover and Willie Rogers were each 2-for-2 on stolen-base attempts. The Tigers just missed out on a district win on March 20, losing 5-4 to Chiefland on the road. Cook, Driggers, Glover and Joyner each had an RBI, with Driggers finishing 3-for-4 at the plate. Lovelace was 2-for-4, while Ames hit a double. Union travels to play district opponent Williston on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. before traveling to play Bronson on Friday, March 27, at 7 p.m. The Tigers travel to play Melody Christian on Monday, March 30, at 4 p.m. before returning home to play district opponent Newberry on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Austin Benczak drove in three runs, but visiting Santa Fe scored six in edging the Bradford High School baseball team 6-5 on March 20. The loss dropped the Tornadoes to 2-5 in District 5-4A. Benczak went 3-for-3, while A.J. McNeal was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Garrett Huggins also hit a double and had an RBI. Bradford (2-13 overall) entered the game off of a 5-1 loss to district opponent Interlachen on March 17. Jameaze McNeal went 3-for-4 with a double, while Matt Stanwix-Hay and Jacob Luke were 2-for-3 and 2-for-4, respectively. The Tornadoes played Baldwin this past Tuesday and will travel to play Crescent City on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. They return home Friday, March 27, to play district opponent P.K. Yonge at 7 p.m. On Monday, March 30, Bradford hosts Gainesville at 7 p.m. before then hosting district opponent Interlachen on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. Tigers beat baseball Tornadoes improve to softball Still, that’s a one-run loss to a Class 5A school. Bradford, which is in Class 4A, also has a pair of ties against bigger schools-2 against Class 7A Atlantic Coast and 3-3 against Class 6A Oakleaf. After losing to Belleview, the Tornadoes bounced back with an 8-7 win over Class 6A Columbia. Bailianne Crews had three RBI. Bradford wrapped up the tournament with a 10-5 win over host Interlachen. Crews and Victoria Wilkerson had three and two RBI, respectively. Offense has not been a problem for this year’s team, which has been averaging nine runs per game. The Tornadoes have reached double-digit runs six times. Besides the 10-5 win over Interlachen, they have wins of 20-3 against Fort White, 14-4 against Santa Fe, 10-1 against Buchholz, 13-1 against Keystone Heights and 12-4 against Interlachen. For the season, Crews and Shianne Cassels are batting .571 and .577, respectively, with Crews driving in 14 runs and Cassels driving in 12. Taylor Trollinger is batting .500, with Meghan Woods and Gracie Blankenship are batting .471 and .441, respectively, with Woods driving in 10 runs. Cheyenne Bridges and Wilkerson are also batting better than .400, with Bridges batting .409 and Wilkerson batting .406. Olivia Archer is not far behind, batting .389. “The girls can hit,” Story said. In the circle, Wilkerson has handled most of the pitching duties. “She’s been phenomenal,” Story said. Bridges has been ready when she’s been called upon. Bradford had to play one game without Wilkerson, so Bridges stepped in to pitch, with the Tornadoes earning yet another win. “Overall, it’s been excellent,” Story said of the season. “We could easily be 13-0.” Story said a successful foundation was laid at Bradford Middle School, but a lot of credit also goes to assistant coach Kevin Blankenship. “All credit is given to him,” Story said. Bradford—which also consists of players Faith Anderson, Masey Conner, Miranda Crawford, Makenze Gerding, Kassady Perkinson, Hunter Ritch and Markayla Sanford—closes out the season with two home games. The Tornadoes play Santa Fe on Tuesday, March 31, and Keystone on Thursday, April 2. Both games start at 5 p.m. each 2-for-4 with two RBI. One of Lewis’ hits was a home run. Jordan Howe was 2-for-5 with a double. In the circle, Tucker gave up no hits and no walks, while striking out 13. The win came after Union suffered its first district loss by the score of 6-5 to host Williston on March 17. Tucker went 2-for4 with an RBI, while Ingram and Lewis each hit a double. Union, which lost 1-0 to Gainesville on March 20, was 8-7 overall prior to playing district opponent Chiefland this past Tuesday. The Tigers travel to play Trenton on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. before returning home to play Baldwin on Tuesday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. UCHS Continued from 8B

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