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PAGE 1 Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 352-473-2210 Fax 352-473-2210 Worth Noting USPS 114-170 — Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, April 2, 2015 42 nd Year — 48 th Issue — 75 CENTS Clay Electric CEO talks buildings, ballot during annual meeting BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Clay Electric Cooperative General Manager and CEO Ricky Davis talked about the co-op’s new headquarters, now under construction, and warned members about a solar energy ballot initiative that, he said, could compromise safety and place an additional financial burden on Clay Electric members. Davis made the comments during the cooperative’s 77th annual meeting held March 26 in Keystone Heights. He said Clay Electric’s board of trustees delayed the building project by several years because of financial concerns. Davis also emphasized the need for the new structures, stating that without them, the co-op’s information and communication systems could be at risk in its older, nonstorm-hardened buildings. Davis also warned attendees of the annual meeting about a pending ballot initiative that would relax barriers to solar power supply. The proposed constitutional amendment, which could appear on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot, would allow businesses and individuals to produce and sell up to two megawatts of solar energy to others at the same or contiguous properties. Davis said the measure could increase risks to consumers and firefighters by eliminating safeguards for power distribution. He also said one consequence of the amendment could result in Clay Electric’s members supplementing the costs of renewable energies. Davis also said that even with last year’s $4.40 per 1,000 kilowatt hour increase in rates, Clay Electric’s $122.90 cost for the first 1,000 KwH per month remains the third-lowest out of Florida’s 15 electrical cooperatives. Davis also reminded the crowd of two consumer surveys that reflected well on the organization. He said the co-op scored 9.17 out of 10, in a survey by TSE Research last year. He added that JD Power designated Clay Electric as a 2014 Customer Champion. “The results confirm we are focused on the important things:,” he said, “excellent service, competitive rates and making sure outages are handled in a safe and efficient manner.” Clay Electric General Manager and CEO,Ricky Davis,congratulates Ed Wilkinson on 45 years of service with the co-op. More annual meeting photos on page 2A. Lake Region team brings home National Championship The Youth Team from Keystone’s North Florida Elite Tumbling won the Cheer and Dance National Championship at the American Open in Orlando on March 29. Pictured receiving the National Championship Trophy are (l-r), Abigail Clouser, Rexi Lewis, Jena Wall, Bailey Nelson, Sarah Siebert, McKinlee Kirkland, Jaydyn Lee, Kaylee Thomas, Marissa Rivera, Jordan Etcher and Madison Sellers. Photo by Darlene Rivera (Eliza Jordan Photography). See page 4A for a team photo. Keystone’s TrueValue goes out of business BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, March 31 – Keystone Building Center closed its doors last week, ending a 14-year run for the TrueValue Hardware outlet. Partners Bob Canady and Doug Wise launched the enterprise on Commercial Circle in March, 2001. The pair met in Alaska while working for BP Oil Company. After retiring, Canady settled on Crystal Lake and Wise in Gainesville. The two spent over a year planning the business. Keystone Building Center started last week with eight, full-time employees, five of those coming on board during the business’s inaugural year. The company specialized in serving contractors and rode the building boom of 2004-2007. “Of course, in 2008, the train came off the tracks,” said Vice president Brian Gassett, in a Sept. 2014 speech before the Keystone-Lake Region Business Association, referring to the recession which crippled the housing market. In 2009, the company suffered another blow, when Canady died. Gassett credited Wise with piloting the company through the recession and the loss of his partner, reducing the store’s head count from a high of 26 and cutting other costs. Several observers expressed surprise that Keystone Building Center remained open as long as it did, noting that the construction industry has recovered in surrounding areas, but not in the Lake Region. Observers also noted that the TrueValue Hardware outlet was unable to pivot from a building supplier to a retailer, and compete successfully with the well-established and retailsavvy Bryan’s Ace Hardware. They added that Wise’s and Canady’s decision to build on Commercial Circle, rather than on high-traffic roads like SR 21 and 100 was fatal to the company’s retail prospects. When reached by telephone, Wise declined to explain the timing of the business’s closing. However, according to public records, in 2013, the company consolidated two, Capital City Bank mortgages into a single, $1.85 million note, with a balloon payment due on April 15, 2015. Wise also expressed resignation that his long struggle to keep the business afloat was over, quoting Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe: “From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.” On Thursday, Brian Gassett, KBS vice president, met individually with employees, informing them of the closure. This week, during an interview, Gassett said the store will be missed by many in the Lake Region for its laidback atmosphere and orderly, disciplined layout. Former Keystone Heights Mayor, Mary Lou Hildreth, a close associate of Wise, said that many community groups will miss the store’s generosity. She noted that both Wise and Canady contributed to the Keystone Recreation Association, Keystone Heights High School and Lake Region Kiwanis, as well as other groups. The pair founded the Super Chief Club, which supplemented the football program at the high school. In addition, Canady served on the Keystone Airpark See TRUEVALUE, 2A Strawberry Festival back this month BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Excitement for this year’s Bradford County Strawberry Festival is reaching new heights, as one of the new attractions is an Orlando company offering helicopter rides. With the Thompson Street lot next to city hall acting as a landing pad, festivalgoers will be able to take advantage of fiveminute rides to see Starke as they never have before — from the air. For $25 a ride, North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Pam Whittle said it’s a unique opportunity for those visiting downtown next weekend and one they are very excited about. “It’s five minutes of something you might not ever get to do again,” she said. The Strawberry Festival makes its two-day return on April 11 and 12. Saturday hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The downtown square will be a center of activity, including the area set aside for more children’s rides than ever. There will be tented seating to relax and enjoy the offerings from the nearby food vendors, each filling their own niche item to satisfy a wide variety of appetites. Across the way, the bandstand will showcase a number of entertainers, See FEST, 6A Veterans Memorial Pathway Brick sales Through April 15 The Veterans Memorial Pathway is selling memorial veterans bricks now through April 15. Bricks ordered before the deadline will be installed in time for the May 25 Memorial Day ceremony. Please mail your order to P.O. Box 595, Keystone Heights, FL., 32656. Make a check payable to Veterans Memorial Pathway. The cost is $35 per brick for 1821 characters per line, including spaces for personal information. Call Joan Jones at 904-894-8411 for more information at any time. You may also pick up order forms at the Keystone Heights City Hall on Lawrence Boulevard. If you are looking for a beautiful gift to give your veteran, whether passed away, still in service or retired, these engraved bricks make an everlasting gift for a birthday, anniversary or other occasion. AMVETS Post 86 Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m. At AMVETS Post 86, 6685 Brooklyn Bay Rd., Keystone Heights, FL 32656 Free (prizes in the eggs) Benefits all children 12 and under. For further information, call 352-473-7951. Kiwanis Club of the Lakes Easter sunrise service April 5 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 Saturday, April 11, noon 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. AMVETS Post 86 Gary Hayman Memorial Poker Run April 12, 11 a.m. 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.


BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, March 27 – The Lake Region’s RadioShack dealer said that with the news of RadioShack’s bankruptcy filing in February, many residents erroneously think her store will soon, or has already, closed. Graylyn Tanner-Rice said that her company, Santa Fe Clockwise, from top, left: Clay Electric Trustee Dewitt Hersey congratulates Karen Hastings after she was elected Brendan Register of Taylor County High School in Pierson and Savannah Woodall of Union County High School which spent a week in Washington. Clay Electric Trustee Kelley Smith and Karen Hastings serving trustee in the history of Clay Electric. 12 noon & 6:00 PM One Service 10:00AMWITH REFRESHMENTS & EASTER EGG HUNT AFTERWARDSCOME AND WORSHIP OUR LORD IN HIS PASSION AND RESURRECTION Wishing all a very 7396 SR-21 Keystone Heights, FL LakeAreaSmallEngine.comLAKE AREA SMALL ENGINE7333 Kyle Street Keystone HeightsGET YOUR LAWN MOWERPRE-SEASON MAINTENANCEDONE NOW! PROMO PRICE $3299.95 -$200.00 Dealer Discount -$250.00 Factory Discount *DIXON SPEED ZTR 54” DECKwith Kawasaki 24 hpDIXON SPEED ZTR 42” FABRICATED DECKwith 21.5 hp KawasakiPROMO PRICE $2599.95 -$200 Dealer Discount -$200 Factory Discount * PROMO PRICE $3599.95 -$200.00 Dealer Discount -$200.00 Factory Discount *DIXON 42” STAMP DECKwith Briggs 19.5 hp *Plus taxes and fees. **Financing Available **With Approved Credit W.A.C.(Taxes & Fees Paid Upfront ) Upgrade Your Handheld EquipmentGet $20 OFF new trimmer, saw or blower with trade-in. One trade in per unit purchase.All offers expire 3-31-15Mowers ATVs Golf CartsZERO TURN & RIDERS$65 plus partsPUSH & SELF-PROPEL$35 plus parts No One Beats Our Service! 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 Clay electric Annual Meeting TRUEVALUE Continued from 1A Authority Board and Wise on the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board. “They didn’t do it because they wanted to be big shots,” said Hildreth. “They did it because they loved their community.” Wise said that in spite of his best efforts, he and his managers could not overcome the construction crash of 2008. When asked to summarize the rise and fall of his 14-year enterprise, Wise fell back on another well-known quote, this time from James Carville, Bill Clinton’s campaign strategist in 1992. Wise said the reason for George H.W. Bush’s loss to Clinton in 1992, and Keystone Building Center’s failure in 2015, can be traced to the same root cause, captured by Carville’s blunt adage: “It’s the economy, stupid.” RadioShack in bankruptcy, Keystone store is not See SHACK, 3A


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BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A Lake Region couple recently returned from their second mission to India. Jeff and Diane Michel reported on the trip to their home church, Trinity Baptist in Keystone Heights. They said that Christians on the subcontinent face persecution from Hindu nationalists, Mao rebels and other groups. Although the Indian constitution guarantees freedom of religion, voters recently chose a Hindu Nationalist as prime minister. Jeff Michels added that persecution of Christians is on the rise. Diane Michel talked about one of the trip’s highlights, a pastors’ conference where the couple talked about the word of God, faith and how to be organized. Diane shared with a group of around 45 widows, reminding the women of God’s unfailing love. “Widows are on one of the bottom rungs of Indian society,” she said. “They are outcasts that no one wants to give a job to, for fear of retribution. Their own children, if grown, disown them. They are not allowed to attend any special gatherings. They are not allowed to marry.” She said that Christians are one of the few groups that befriend and assist widows in the country. Diane said she shared Genesis 15:1 with the women. She also held a medical clinic for them and led them in prayer. She added that she and her husband met two widows whom receive monthly support from the Trinity Baptist congregation. The following morning, Jeff met with a group of 30 lepers, and taught them from Psalm 103, speaking to them about God’s mercy. Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s Disease, is caused by a bacterial infection and is treatable if caught in the early stages. If not treated, it can result in the loss of extremities due to the loss of feeling in the hands and feet. “Severe social discrimination exists for lepers in India,” said Diane. “They cannot obtain drivers licenses, travel by train or vote in elections. Leprosy is automatic grounds for divorce.” Victims of leprosy are not allowed to work, many times they are forced out of their homes and live on the streets. Through the humanitarian charity, AmeriCares, the Michels gave the lepers toothbrushes, pain medication and vitamins. “We praise God for the six lepers who responded to the Gospel, excepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior,” Diane told the Trinity congregation. This was the second trip to India for the couple. Their first journey, two years ago, came about by establishing a relationship in 2007, with the recipient of a Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child box. While in the country, the couple also attended another conference, held medical clinics, and participated in a church building dedication and baptism services, The couple said another high point of the trip was their participation in observances for National Republic Day, a holiday on which Indians celebrate their constitution. 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It’s a great way to celebrate the festival’s theme while helping out those groups. “If you’re eating strawberry shortcake here, you’re supporting our locals,” Whittle said, adding if you want to take the experience with you, then you can grab your strawberries and a pound cake to go. The phone at the chamber of commerce has been ringing since advertising for the festival began, Whittle said. There were 160 vendors last year, and as many are expected this year, offering items like fragrant soaps and lotions, handmade bags and jewelry, specialty foods like sauces and jams, woodwork, antiques and much more. “They’re pouring in,” Whittle said. T-shirts and tank tops for the festival are already on sale at the chamber and can be viewed by going to the chamber’s Facebook page, starkechamber. They are able to offer this collector’s item thanks to the sponsorship of Florida Credit Union. Without corporate partners like Village Doctors providing for free train rides, the chamber couldn’t get it all done, Whittle said. Businesses are good to the festival, and the festival is good for business, bringing in vendors and visitors who stay overnight, and eat and shop locally. If you have any doubt, walk by the chamber during the festival where people will be invited to mark their origins on a map with a pushpin. The storefronts on Call and the other downtown streets also take advantage of the increased traffic, Whittle said, with some setting up displays outside that draw shoppers into their stores; restaurants sometimes offer refreshments to those passing by. Some displays are informational or a way to reach out, such as the tables from county real estate agents and churches. Even the extension office gets involved every year with its strawberry taste test, which gives festivalgoers a chance to taste and rate different berry varieties. Extension agent Jim DeValerio will also be performing a survey to find out how visitors heard about the festival. There will be a petting zoo near the square and reptile shows by Devon Wheeler down at the stage on Thompson Street. The bandstand will feature performances by The Jones Brothers Band from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Greye from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Undeserved Band from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and Joshua Edwards from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, Hwy 238 Band will take the stage at noon, followed by Overdrive from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and Shelby Taylor from 3:30FEST Continued from 1A Garden Club of the Lakes Arbor Day Plant Sale April 25 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. Commissioners meet on Melrose transportation (L-r) Christine Louton, of Four Corners Transportation Associates, Putnam County Commissioner Larry Harvey, Alachua County Commissioner Ken Cornell, Jonathan Leslie, executive director of the Institute for Workforce Innovation and Jessica C. Baker, director of development and special projects for IWI, meet in Melrose this morning to discuss transportation in the four-corners area. Three Melrose residents also showed up at the Landing for a rumored meeting about a proposed Dollar General store. The moderator of the “No Dollar General Store in Melrose” Facebook page wrote that the meeting originally set up today, will be held Thursday, April 2 at 6 p.m. at the Melrose Library. 4:30 p.m. Admission to the Strawberry Festival is free, with parking scattered around downtown. Streets will be closing from U.S. 301 to Saint Clair Street beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 10, and organizers ask for patience until they reopen around 7 p.m. Sunday evening. Heights Airport, it will be used as an observatory for youth astronomy programs and monthly Star Parties organized by Dr. Francisco Reyes, Wings of Dreams volunteer and associate scientist and director of University of Florida Department of Astronomy teaching observatories. Wings of Dreams, founded in 2005, became a NASA space artifact recipient in 2010. Since that time, the organization has been allocated more than 60 historic space artifacts, including the Space Shuttle Guidance and Navigation Simulator from the Johnson Space Center, the Space Shuttle External tank once on display at the Kennedy Space Center, and the Hubble Space Telescope mockup, used in Houston to train astronauts for Hubble servicing missions. Both the external tank and the Hubble mockup were destined to be scrapped. Helicopter hovers over KH Around 8, Tuesday morning, a helicopter flew low and hovered over Keystone Heights. Kathy Richardson, of Clay Electric, wrote in an email that the helicopter is being used to conduct an inspection of power lines. “These lines are owned by Seminole Electric (our wholesale power provider) and every six months Seminole conducts a routine inspection of their lines to look for any issues or potential problems with the lines or the system,” she added. LEGALS


Regional News Regional News B Section • Thursday, April 2, 2015 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL TURKEYS PRICES AVAILABLEAPR 1 — APR 7 BEEF SHANK PORTIONHAM$10 9 FRESHPINEAPPLES Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) • Starke • (904) 368-9188 STEAK lb99 HOTDOGS FRESH PORK SWEET RED or GREENSEEDLESS GRAPES16 OZ FRESHWATERMELONS Amazing quality. 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Bryce Plummer hit a leadoff single and stole both second and third before scoring on Dalen Brown’s ground ball to the shortstop. Plummer and Gage Hall had all but two of the Indians’ hits. Each batter went 2-for-2. Keystone won two games earlier in the week, including a 4-3 win over visiting Middleburg in eight innings on March 24. With one out in the bottom of the eighth, Jerrett Tschorn singled and stole second before scoring on an error on a ball put into play by Lewis. Tschorn also scored a run in the fourth, reaching on a walk and being driven in by Tyler Keaton’s single. That put Keystone up 3-2 before Middleburg tied it with a run in the sixth. Brown and Plummer each had an RBI, with Brown going 3-for4. Keaton finished 2-for-2. Tyler Ricketts started on the mound, giving up three runs on 10 hits and no walks in 5.1 innings. Dean Dukes gave up just one hit and one walk in 2.2 innings. On March 25, the Indians rode the long ball to a 9-1 road win over district opponent P.K. Yonge. All but two of Keystone’s 10 hits occurred in the last two innings, which included two-run homers by Tschorn and Kyle Hix and a grand slam by Hall. The Indians were in a 1-1 tie until the home runs by Hix and Tschorn put them up 5-1. Brown reached on a single before Hix’s homer, while Hall reached on a single before Tschorn’s homer. In the seventh, Keystone loaded the bases with Plummer, Brown and Hix each drawing a walk. That set the stage for Hall’s grand slam. Hall, Tschorn and Lewis— who had an RBI double in the fourth inning—each went 2-for3. Hix earned the win on the mound, striking out eight and giving up one run on three hits through six innings. Only one of those hits occurred after the first inning. It was the first game Hix had given up a run since Feb. 20. He entered the P.K. Yonge having pitched three completegame shutouts against district opponents. Keystone, which played St. Augustine and New York team Iroquois this past Monday and Tuesday, will host district opponent Bradford on Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m. The Indians then host Buchholz on Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. Bryce Plummer slides safely into third against P.K. Yonge. Tyler Ricketts snags a high throw as a P.K. Yonge player slides safely into second. Grant position allows Miller to help homeless youth in Bradford receive education BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Every youth is entitled to the right of receiving an education. It is Linda Miller’s job to help ensure that happens in Bradford County for homeless and unaccompanied youth. Miller has worked in the federal grant-funded position of McKinney-Vento student advocate since 2012. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act exists to ensure that homeless youth—including those of pre-school age—have equal access to the same free, public education that is provided to other children. Key-component areas of the act are school stability, school access, support for academic success and decision making that is centered on a child’s best interests. “It’s mainly everything to do with their academic success,” Miller said. “Our main focus is the stability for the kids, giving them the same rights and opportunities as non-homeless students.” A record number of 69,956 homeless students attended Florida schools in 2012-13, up from 56,680 in 2010-11. At the start of the 2012-13 school year, there were 149 homeless youth in Bradford County. That number rose to 195 at the start of the 2013-14 year and was at 204 earlier this year. Those are certainly not significant numbers if applied to the larger counties in the state, but they are certainly “alarming” to Miller when applied to Bradford. “If you think about 204 out of 3,200 students or something like that, that’s no drop in the bucket,” she said. When it comes to thinking of the homeless, many people have a picture in their minds that is quite different from how it is defined in this instance. Homeless students are those who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. Families forced to live in motels or campers, for example, are homeless, as are children in temporary foster care. Even temporary moves into the homes of others—including family members—would come under the definition of homeless. As Miller put it, “They’ve (still) lost their stability.” The reasons for homelessness vary. A family may experience the foreclosure of its home or lose its home to a fire. There may be the loss of a job. There may be an issue of domestic violence. At the beginning of each school year, students are given questions to be filled out by their parents. When a family marks See MILLER, 6A


2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section • Thursday, April 2, 2015 What does Easter mean?Holy Week There has never been a week in the history of the world that changed the world forever. A week of praise — but a week of accusation and finally the trial and the sentence of death. Not any ordinary death, but a crucifixion. The great song contemplates “The Wonderful Cross”. What was wonderful about this death, this crucifixion? It was wonderful because sin was judged and my and your sin was paid for. But if this week ended at the cross it would be a sad and incomplete conclusion. Yes three days later — death couldn’t keep it’s hold on Jesus. You see on Easter we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. This is Easter and this week is God’s greatest expression of His love for you and me. Have you trusted Him? What love, and because of this love, we can say “Because He lives I can face tomorrow”. We love because God first loved us. This is Easter and why we celebrate.Happy Easterin God’s Amazing Love Harry and JoAnn Hatcher, Western Steer964-8061 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.comJim Parsons Fri 8:00 Sat 5:10, 8:10 Sun 5:15 CLOSED Mon–Thurs Fri 7:00, 9:35 Sat 5:05, 8:00 Sun 4:40, 7:15 Wed–Thur 7:15Paul Walker NOW SHOWINGFri 7:10, 9:20 Sat 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 Sun 5:00, 7:05 Wed–Thur 7:30 Men meet weekly to share prayer, grow faith BY TRACY LEE TATE Telegraph Staff Writer For more than 20 years, a group of men from throughout the community has been meeting once a week at Western Steer Family Steakhouse every Wednesday morning to share their own and the community’s joys and problems and to study the Bible as a means to strengthen their faith and to understand their world. The group has no officially named leader, although steakhouse owner Harry Hatcher serves as a sort of master of ceremonies, detailing a list of prayer requests the group has received from the community and introducing one or more passages from the Bible to begin the morning’s discussion. The verses often relate directly to something either going on in the community or in the life of one of the group’s members. Once a subject or study theme has been presented, the group goes into action. Although everyone brings a Bible, different members are reading from different editions and translations, which allows a single verse to be read from several sources – King James to plain, modern English. This access to multiple versions of the text allows members to gain more understanding and, therefore, find more material for discussion of the text by the group. One thing that might strike a newcomer to the group would be the complete lack of new, pristine Bibles. All of the Bibles carried by members have the look of much use and time in service, books both well loved and well thumbed. Several members use readers or smart phones to access the text, but their ease of accessing what they want on the devices speaks of practice. All of the group’s members, who represent a real crosssection of the Bradford County community, and of the surrounding areas, seem to be quite knowledgeable about the scriptures and are quick to suggest verses which have bearing on the topic under discussion. Both true faith and a great thirst for understanding is evident in the discussions, which are lively and instructional, as well as providing comfort to those in the group in need of it that week. The group shares cohesiveness in both spiritual and community matters. They were the driving force behind the placement of the Ten Commandments display at the Bradford County Courthouse and the placement of 37 wooden crosses in residents’ yards around the community as a protest against the removal of the cross from the water tower several years ago. They also assist members of the community with special needs as the occasion arises. Ron Kimbrell has been attending the group meetings for about four years. He is a past pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church and is currently the director of missions for the New River Baptist Association. “I find these meetings a great source of encouragement to see that there are still some men who genuinely care about the community,” Kimbrell said. “It is a great joy to be able to meet with these men.” Real estate broker Mike Hanks said he had been attending the meetings for about 10-12 years. “This is a group of men who love Jesus Christ and want to serve him in every way they can,” Hanks said. “They all work to spread this love throughout the community through various projects and services. It is a wonderful group.” Frantz Innocent, from Hampton, has been coming to the meetings for about two years. He said he really wished he had started coming sooner. “I worked for Harry Hatcher when I was in high school, so I was aware of the group,” Innocent said. “This is a great bunch of guys. Everyone is concerned and caring and greet each other with genuine warmth and faith.” C.C. Williams had been attending the weekly session for about four years, and for him the main focus is the fellowship. “I come for the fellowship, the shared faith and the support the group gives to its members,” Williams said. “We all take care of each other.” Steve Norris has been attending meetings for about three years. He said he heard about the group from fellow members at Madison Street Baptist Church. He liked the concern he found among the members for both the community and each other. “I come for the fellowship and the encouragement,” Norris said. “This group is a clearing house for community ministries like the Food Pantry and the Clothes Closet. I especially like the emphasis on the power of prayer and the concerns for the needs of others. This group is really all about helping others.” Other members find special rewards in their participation in the group, ranging from a better understanding of scripture and God’s will to the benefits of what one member referred to as “an accountability session.” Discussions can get very intense, such as a recent conundrum on how to know what to pray for in difficult situations. Hatcher said he started the group while dealing with the loss of a very good friend in an automobile accident in 1985. “I found I needed more time with the Lord and with the support of like-minded people,” Hatcher said. “The Community Men’s Fellowship is evangelical. We try to draw men from all denominations as a mix makes the discussion more interesting. This is a want-to thing, not a have-to thing. No one takes roll. If someone tells another member that they have been missed, they mean it.” The group has members from all walks of life and age groups, although most members are around retirement age. The group includes several current and former pastors in its ranks. Membership grows through word of mouth and by invitation. All are welcome. The group conducts the Holy Week luncheons that are held at First Baptist Church in Starke every day of Holy Week at noon. These luncheons, which help support the food pantry through the offering collected, and helping those in need are the main focus of the group’s outreach. “Service is what Jesus was all about,” Hatcher said. “We hope that each man will go where God wants them to be and will work hand-in-hand with God’s will in whatever endeavor he finds himself.” The group has many donors who assist with their projects, some who choose to remain anonymous even from the group itself. The focus is on helping others and bettering the community. Stoney Ray Batten and Mike Hanks. Meals served to seniors Suwannee River Economic Council has a meal site for seniors 60 years of age and older where breakfast and lunch are served on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to noon. You must speak with the meal site aide the day before you plan to eat at the site. Contact Donna at 904-964-4545, ext. 24. SREC can provide busing to and from the meal site as long as (limited) seating is available. If you are signed up as a regular, seating will not be a problem. (You must be able to get on and off the lift bus by yourself and get around the meal site without assistance. The SREC office is located at 1210 Andrews Circle in Starke. Flea market vendors wanted The J.C. Penney Scenic Highway group will host the first Fabulous Flea Fest on Saturday, May 9. The flea market will be held in Building 3 at the Clay County Fairground, 2497 S.R. 16 West, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. This will be a true flea market and organizers are looking for vendors offering a wide variety of items. Don’t miss your chance to have a space at this fun event. For more information call Cathie at 904-529-9078/904529-1496 or 904-612-8464 (cell). You can also e-mail her at cathiepenneyfarms@bellsouth. net. Easter Activities & EGG HUNTfrom 10 a.m. – 12 noon Easter Services 9:30 AM and 11 AMSunday • April 5th6289 Mary Dot Lane(located 7 miles East of Starke on SR 16) Service & Supplies, LLC • Servicing the Surrounding Areas Since 2006220 West Main Street Lake ButlerWe Offer:386-496-1057 POOL CLEANING SERVICE...Cheaper than you think!POOL CLEANING SERVICE...Cheaper than you think! DON’T WAIT til the Hot Summer to get your pool back in shape! 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Thursday, April 2, 2015 • Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B Late 7-run inning results in 16-10 BHS loss BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Host Baldwin scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to break a 9-all tie and eventually defeat the Bradford High School baseball team 16-10 on March 24. Danny Clarke, John Holt, Jake Johnson, A.J. McNeal and Caleb Polk each drove in one run, while Jameaze McNeal hit a double and finished 4-for-5. Bradford, which fell to 2-14, is scheduled to play at District 5-4A opponent Keystone Heights on Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m. On Monday, April 6, the Tornadoes host Ridgeview at 7 p.m. before traveling to play Suwannee on Tuesday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. Weather forces Keystone, Ridgeview to settle for tie BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer The Keystone Heights High School softball team had to settle for a 3-3 tie at Ridgeview after weather brought a halt to the March 26 game. Ridgeview’s stadium has no lighting, so completing the game was not an option. The host Panthers led 3-2 after the first inning, but the Indians (12-7-1 prior to March 30) tied it up in the bottom of the fourth when Bailey Story scored on a double by Taylor Morris. Cheyenne Helton and Brittany Schellpeper each had an RBI, as well, while Story was 2-for-3. Schellpeper pitched, giving up five hits and no walks in 4.2 innings. Keystone entered the game off of a 13-2, five-inning win at Interlachen on March 24 that improved the Indians’ district record to 6-3. Gina Griffin drove in three runs, while the following had one RBI each: Helton, Morris, Story, Marissa Eaton, Ashleigh Jennings and Breanna Wells. Jennings was 4-for-4 at the plate, while Wells was 2-for-3. Schellpeper earned the win, giving up one earned run on one hit. She had five strikeouts. The Indians played Buchholz this past Monday and will travel to play district opponent Bradford on Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m. On Friday, April 3, Keystone travels to play Clay at 7 p.m. before closing the regular season Tuesday, April 7, at home against Ridgeview at 5:30 p.m. Sun honors 6 from BHS, KHHS, UCHS in girls’ basketball BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford High School junior Nyasia Davis was a first-team selection by the Gainesville Sun, which released its all-area girls’ basketball teams on March 27. Davis, a center, was recognized as part of the Sun’s large-school category after averaging 26 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks and five assists per game. Keystone Heights junior guard Caroline McCormick was a second-team, large-school pick after averaging 14 points, five rebounds and three assists per game. Sierra Moore, another junior guard from Keystone, received honorable mention. Union County had three receive honorable mention in the small-school category: senior guard Keyambre Cobb, sophomore forward Qushawn Smith and freshman guard Kunya Hendrieth. 7 KHHS boys’ soccer players named all-area by Gainesville Sun BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School had seven earn firstand secondteam recognition with the release of the Gainesville Sun’s smallschool, all-area boys’ soccer teams on March 26. Four were first-team picks, including senior forward Cory Hedding, who scored 33 goals to cap his career with a schoolrecord 136. Midfielders Jose Grimaldo and Karl Dionisi were also first-team selections. Grimaldo, a senior, had 32 assists, while Dionisi, a junior, had 12 goals and 12 assists. Junior defender Luke Dennis, who had 145 steals, made the first team as well. The second team consisted of three Keystone juniors: forward Ben Jones and defenders Shaw Fuller and Ray Trimble. Jones had 10 goals and seven assists, while Fuller and Trimble had 131 and 107 steals, respectively. Keystone’s district was well represented. Every first-team selection was a District 5-2A member, with six Eastside players and one Santa Fe player being honored. Eastside, which beat Keystone for the district championship, had two of its players named Players of the Year. All but two of the secondteam selections were District 5-2A members. Santa Fe and P.K. Yonge had three and two selections, respectively, while Eastside had one. Starke Kiwanis golf tournament is Good Friday 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. Applications are available at the Starke Golf and Country Club clubhouse. Contact Barry Warren at 352494-3326 for more information. Shelia Miller poker run returns April Relay for Life The seventh annual Shelia Miller Benefit Poker Run will take place Saturday, April 18, beginning and ending at the downtown square in Starke. The event, which benefits the Relay for Life, begins with registration at the Starke square from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. The cost is $15 per motorcyle and $10 for each additional rider. Participants will leave Starke and drive to Keystone Heights, stopping at Tom’s Real Pit BBQ. From there, stops are at Woody’s Bar-B-Q in Palatka, Dianne’s Old-Time Barbecue in Hawthorne and Knuckledraggers in Starke. All paid participants receive event T-shirts, and there will be prize drawings and a 50-50 drawing. There will be a bounce house and other fun activities at the downtown square, and Relay for Life fundraising teams are welcome to set up booths at the event. Please visit www.sheliamiller. org for more information. April 6 DAR meeting to focus on colonial archaeology The Col. 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. support If you have a loved one with a drinking problem, there is help for you. An Al-Anon support group meets at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 212 N. 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To make an appointment, call 904-368-2480.Member of the Allied Health Staff of Shands Starke Regional Medical Center Sierra Hobbs, PA-C 83420_SHSTA_SH_5_75x10_5bw.indd 1 3/10/15 9:39 AM First United Methodist Church of Starke200 North Walnut Street Starke, FL 32091 Contemporary Celebration Service • 9:30AM Traditional Worship Service • 11:00AMFor more information please contact the church office at (904) 964-6864 or visit our website First United Methodist Church of Starke200 North Walnut Street Starke, FL 32091 Contemporary Celebration Service • 9:30AM Traditional Worship Service • 11:00AMFor more information please contact the church office at (904) 964-6864 or visit our website SR-230 E (2 miles east of US-301)B anquet Hall • Driving Range Check out our web pagewww M emberships Available E xcellent Driving RangeP ro Shop – Gift CertificatesG olf Lessons by AppointmentP rofessionally Run Tournaments H ome of the Strawberry Invitational Li ke us on facebook Keystone’s economy needs help now A major Keystone business, True Value, may have closed over the weekend. If this event does not signal to the Keystone Heights City Council and the Business Association that there is a MAJOR problem in town then probably nothing will. For months there have been an increasing number of vacant storefronts along Lawrence Blvd. The relocation of Dollar General took a significant business generator out of the Downtown. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much to begin with because service businesses like lawyers, insurance and dance studios do not draw lots of people to a downtown area. An uncomfortable truth needs to be dealt with by the Town Fathers, Mothers and, yes, Everyone. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS IS DYING! It is unable to support the small businesses that are the heart of a small town. In the case of Keystone, restaurants, gift shops, antique stores and craftsmen can’t survive. These types of businesses are what bring out of town visitors who spend money and generate the much needed Economic Cycle. That does not happen in Keystone. It is what keeps the other businesses going. The closure of a bigger business finally publicly states what has been hiding below the surface for years. The community refuses to shop locally even though the same product can be had at a comparable price when you factor in gas and time. Why are we so in love with these Big Box Stores that send our money overseas? They don’t support a shoe repair, a restaurant, dress shop, antique store, do they? No. The question here is where have the two organizations been that could be bringing business and development to town? What have they been doing? Apparently, nothing. There seems to be no alarm. City Council has been bogged down for over a year debating the dubious merits of a sign ordinance, planning documents and miniscule other things, including now a Splash Park. These may be needed but why so long and nowhere does one hear that the City Manager, Mayor or Council Members have been badgering The North Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Governor, State Department of Economic Development, the Federal Government or other entities that might bring immediate and/or long term assistance. Nowhere do we hear that the Business Association realizes that its role might be to help seek new business to come to the community. Or, to work with the Mayor or City Council to entice clean industry to come to the Region. Or, to work on a major campaign to get the local citizenry to buy local so that the True Values in town don’t go out of business. One could go on and on. The fact is that the Council, Mayor, Business Association and the Citizens of Keystone Heights are not even doing CPR. They better hurry. There are things that could be done. Just look at other small towns that beat back failure. Quit living in the past, begin to work together, talk and visit these success stories and get busy! I’m ready to help and so are others. Just ask. Cheryl Owen OPENING APRIL 15, 2015OR SOONER! Bring this Ad for 10% OFF First OrderTwo guests per ad Follow Us: • Facebook TripAdvisor • Urban Spoon • Yelp • Instagram Melrose Art Walk On the first Friday of every month, from 6-9 p.m., the Melrose Art Walk encourages patrons to visit exhibits at each of the town’s six galleries. The Art Walk is sponsored by the Melrose All Arts Council. RED HORSE tests disaster-relief capabilities BY MASTER SGT. THOMAS KIELBASA Florida National Guard Public Affairs The Florida Air National Guard’s premier engineering unit recently tested its ability to assist with future disaster relief operations and provide support to relief workers. The 202 nd RED HORSE Squadron utilized the Disaster Relief Beddown System during training March 5-8 at Camp Blanding, ensuring the unit could deploy and completely setup “all of the components that you would need to house a relief force” after a disaster,” RED HORSE commander Col. Robert Niesen said. The DRBS is a domestic response asset generally used for housing up to 150 people responding for a contingency operation, and includes feeding facilities, lodging, and latrines. The system includes generators, fueling plants, environmental control units, and even a shower and shaving facility that is fed potable water from a stream or pond; the water is treated by 202 nd airmen using a 1,500-gallon reverse-osmosis, water-purification Unit. Niesen explained the entire system took between 20-25 tractor-trailer loads to bring it in to the field, but the 202 nd engineers had the entire system set up by the end of the first day. “I wanted to validate that we are able to deploy and set up our DRBS kit,” Niesen said. “RED HORSE has the capability to come in with the DRBS kit and set up a relief camp so that the relief workers aren’t burdening the community that they are in.” The RED HORSE also performed other missions during the weekend that could be utilized during the disaster relief and contingency operations. “We also have the ability to do clearing operations,” Niesen said. “We can save infrastructure so that we can get emergency vehicles in and out. We can set up an airfield so that they can establish an air bridge to get relief supplies in and out much quicker than they might be able to do over land.” The weekend was also a good opportunity to train airmen who are new to the unit, to include 30 in the RED HORSE’s student flight. “For this particular exercise, we probably have about 75 airmen that have never deployed to the field, so they are gaining knowledge just by getting handson experience and working with more seasoned members of the organization,” Niesen said. Staff Sgt. Justin Adkins Air National nd Squadron is timed by Staff pictured) as the team tests chemical levels purification unit during training at Camp Blanding. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa. Drawdy graduates from basic military training Air Force Airman Quay A. Drawdy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Drawdy is the son of Jessica and Steven Drawdy of Lake Butler. He is a 2014 graduate of Union County High School. Prevatt graduates from basic military training Air Force Airman Joel T. Prevatt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Prevatt earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Lisa M. and James T. Prevatt of Hampton, and husband of Taylor Prevatt. The airman is a 2013 graduate of Bradford High School.


Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Latecia Alston, 39, of Starke was arrested March 27 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report Alston lives with her mother and had been drinking when she got into a verbal argument with her mom. Alston struck her in the forehead with her fist, but went back to her room when her mom asked her to do so. Alston then returned and started arguing with her mom again, who then called the police, stating she was afraid that Alston might hit her again. Alston was arrested and transported to jail. Tina Loretta Bailey, 51, was arrested March 26 by Starke police for disturbing the peace. According to the arrest report Bailey was in the Subway at Walmart and started yelling and cussing. When an employee asked her to stop, she became louder, and several others eating in the store said they saw a knife in her purse. The police were called and stopped Bailey outside in the parking lot, who was eventually arrested and transported to jail. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. James Albert Byers, 53, of Starke was arrested March 25 by Starke police for failure to appear. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Leonard Boyd Carr, 54, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 28 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. Oretha Franklin Chambers, 44, of Brooklyn, New York was arrested March 27 by Lawtey police during a traffic stop on an out-of-county warrant. Bond was set at $150 for the charge. Dewayne Tyrone Clark, 57, of Lawtey was arrested March 26 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of cocaine, for possession of drug equipment, and for fraud – giving false identification to law enforcement. According to the arrest report, Clark gave a false name and date of birth when asked for identification by the officer during the traffic stop. Once Clark gave his real identification, dispatch advised he also had on out-of-county warrant from Alachua for his arrest for failure to appear on original charges of possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $67,000 for the charges. Amber Briann Dixon, 25, of Jacksonville was arrested March 24 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant from Nassau for probation violation on original charge of grand theft. No bond was allowed for the charge. Tony E Dove, 50, of Maxville was arrested March 30 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $4,500 for the charge. Lance Quenton Hankerson, 32, of Starke was arrested March 25 by Bradford deputies for two charges of withholding child support. Bond was set at $1,030 for the charges. Clinton Eugene Jenkins, 31, of Starke was arrested March 29 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving under the influence. Joseph Leon Lamoree, 35, of Starke was arrested March 29 by Starke police for hit and run – not notifying owners of unoccupied vehicles about damage. According to the arrest report, on Saturday, March 28, Lamoree was driving on Jefferson Street in Starke when he turned south on Walnut Street (one-way north) in front of the post office and struck two parked vehicles. He then backed down Walnut Street and turned west on Jefferson Street before abandoning his vehicle in the Magnolia Motel parking lot after it became disabled. Police attempted to contact Lamoree unsuccessfully before making contact with his mother, who told them her son would turn himself in the following day, on Sunday. Lamoree did turn himself in the next day at the sheriff’s office and was arrested, with bond set at $500 for the charge. Thomas Anthony McCary, 38, of Middleburg was arrested March 30 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Tareva Ciara McCray, 28, of Orange Park was arrested March 28 by Bradford deputies for probation violation and transported to the jail here from the Hillsborough County jail. No bond was allowed for the charge. Tony Lee McCulley, 29, of Starke was arrested March 27 by Bradford deputies on two out-ofcounty warrants from Putnam. Bond was set at $1,500 for the charges. Christine Joy Mead, 62, of Starke was arrested March 29 by Bradford deputies for aggravated battery. According to the arrest report, Mead lives with her 44-year-old daughter in Bradford County. A neighbor had dropped off some sauces and marinades to Mead on the day of the incident, but some of them were expired according to the daughter. When the daughter started throwing some away, Mead became irate and told her to stop. Mead then started throwing some of the bottles at her daughter, which prompted the daughter to throw some of the bottles on the ground to keep them from her mom. Mead then picked up one of the broken bottles and started chasing her daughter and cutting her with the bottle. When a deputy arrived he noted the victim had multiple cuts on her upper body and her head, and she was eventually transported to the hospital for treatment. When questioned by the deputy, Mead admitted to cutting her daughter, and stated that she had been taught not to get rid of food and became upset with the victim when the sauces were thrown away. She was arrested, with bond set at $20,000 for the charge. Joshua Russell L Norman, 27, of Raiford was arrested March 25 by Starke police during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Joshua Bruce Norris, 26, of Lawtey was arrested March 26 by Bradford deputies for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to the arrest report, Norris admitted to providing alcohol and marijuana to a 16-year-old juvenile female at his home multiple times in the past several months. Several times the juvenile was accompanied by another 16-yearold juvenile female. Norris also admitted that one of the victims stayed overnight at his house several times, but that no physical sexual relationship occurred. He told deputies that he did text inappropriate comments to her along with a photo of him kissing her on the cheek. It is also noted in the arrest report that on March 23 an injunction for Protection Against Dating Violence was filed against Norris. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. Ashley Carrie Nicole Pfuntner, 28, of Dalton, Georgia, was arrested March 29 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving with a license from another state while license is suspended or revoked in the state of Florida. Sean Michael Rowe, 30, of Valdosta, Georgia, was arrested March 29 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana and for possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $6,000 for the charges. Tabatha Lynn Sanders, 28, of Starke was arrested March 25 by Bradford deputies for fraud – unauthorized use of an EBT card. According to the arrest report a former roommate of Sanders was incarcerated in the Bradford County Jail and reported that someone was using her EBT card without her permission in November and December of last year. Several weeks ago the roommate told investigators that Sanders had access to her belongings while she was incarcerated and knew her pin number for the card. A printout from the USDA with the EBT charges showed a total of $411 expenditures during the time the owner was incarcerated, with Winn-Dixie one of the stores purchases had been made at. A review of the videos from Winn-Dixie confirmed that Sanders used the card five times in November of last year at the store. Sanders was brought in for questioning on March 25 of this year, and denied using the card or knowing the pin number. Once presented with photos from the Winn Dixie video of the transactions, Sanders stated that she didn’t recall using the EBT card last year. She was arrested with bond set at $10,000 for the charge. Robert J Spears, 38, was arrested March 25 by Lawtey police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana and for possession of drug equipment. Eddie Lee Thompkins, 24, of Jacksonville was arrested March 25 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Matthew Bernard Williams, 28, of Lawtey was arrested March 26 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for three charges of battery – cause bodily harm, and for battery – domestic battery by strangulation. According to the offense report Williams battered his girlfriend multiple times in the past several months, hitting her in the face with his fist several times, choking her, scratching and biting her, and striking her with a bottle one time. Bond was set at $75,000 for the charges. t Crime t Thursday, April 2, 2015 • Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 5B on 1018 N. 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such items as they’re living in a home with more than one family or their living arrangements are temporary, Miller follows up to find out more about the family in question. “Anything that’s out of the ordinary will then kick back to me,” Miller said. “Then I make phone calls, talk to the parents and try to identify what the situation is and figure out how we can help.” Miller understands that families in tough situations are reluctant to talk to others about those situations. She said families life situations are kept confidential. Besides herself, the only people who would be told of families’ situations would be a contact person at each school. She also gives teachers a general idea of what one of their students might be going through outside of school. “It helps the teachers to know what’s going on,” Miller said. “I don’t air all (of a family’s) laundry. They just know these students are in some sort of a situation where there’s been a transition in their housing and that we’re working with the students.” Miller’s involvement is for a good cause, but that doesn’t make it easy when she talks to families and tries to find out what’s going on. “Just dipping into their personal life and things like that can be difficult,” Miller said. “I totally understand when people are like, ‘Who is this lady? Why is she asking me questions?’ “We really want people to know we are there for the kids— to try to get them stability in their education, try to get their attendance back up where it should be and just supporting them.” Also covered by the McKinney-Vento Act are unaccompanied youth—those who are not living with a parent or legal guardian. There were 11 such students at the start of both the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. The number was 15 at one point this school year. “Yes, it can be that they’ve run away,” Miller said, adding, “For the majority of them, there’s some sort of situation that forces them to leave home. Most of them are (couch) surfing from friend to friend or have found somebody—a friend’s parents— who will allow them to live there.” The biggest thing with unaccompanied youth, who are usually high school students, is getting them to go to school. They don’t have that parent or guardian around who makes sure they do. Plus, there’s no one around to monitor their grades and just how they are doing in their classes. Also, unaccompanied youth may be burdened with trying to balance school and work, working to earn enough money to make car payments and take care of other bills. Perhaps it’s working just to get enough money for food. It makes it difficult to focus on school, let alone their future after graduation. “These kids, they’re hurting,” Miller said. “They really just have a feeling of, ‘How am I going to do this? How am I going to make it through this? I don’t even know what to do for college.’ “That’s where we try to fill in those gaps and support these kids.” It’s all about support—the support necessary to ensure that all young people are receiving an education and not lacking any materials necessary for the classroom. Individuals and organizations in the community have stepped up in a big way, too, making donations of things like clothing and toiletries. Miller said receiving a bottle of shampoo, for example, may not mean much to a lot of us, but it makes a big impact on a family that’s fallen on hard times and trying to make ends meet. “I feel very blessed to be part of a giving community,” Miller said. Miller is very giving, too—of herself. “I’m supposed to provide educational support,” she said. “A lot of times it’s just talking to these kids and letting the kids express their feelings, their fears and things like that.” She admitted she sometimes feels as if she is a mother, especially to the older kids who are classified as unaccompanied youth. She watches them struggle with so many fears in regard to their future. It does her heart good to see those same fearful kids develop a sense of confidence about where they are headed in life and succeed in making it to their high school graduation. “When they come and say, ‘I couldn’t have done this without you,’ that’s like someone giving you a diamond ring,” Miller said. If you’d like to know more about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act or how you can help, please contact Miller at 904-966-6879 or miller. t Crime t Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: KEYSTONE/ MELROSE Travis Covington, 28, of Starke was arrested March 24 by Clay deputies for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Demetric Johnson, 37, of Starke was arrested March 27 by Clay deputies for a probation violation. Nathaniel Ogwin, 18, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 25 by Clay deputies for possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Beverly Osborne, 40, of Keystone Heights was arrested March 28 by Clay deputies for simple battery. UNION Josie Ross, 54, of Alachua was arrested March 19 by Union deputies for probation violation. Bond was set at $20,000 for the charge. Robert Wilson Gunning, 18, of Gainesville was arrested March 27 by Union deputies for criminal mischief – property damage. According to the arrest report Gunning went to Chastain-Seay park in Worthington Springs with some friends and broke a door to a storage building and broke a water pipe. Gunning told several kids at the park he had violated probation and was going to break stuff and have fun before getting arrested in a few days. When deputies questioned Gunning at a home in the Santa Fe Mobile Home Park, he eventually admitted to the damage and claimed he also turned over a portable toilet at the park, too, although a deputy couldn’t locate it when he went to survey damage at the park. Gunning was arrested and transported to jail. Devonta Henderson, 20, of Lake Butler was arrested March 25 by Union deputies on a warrant for distribution of marijuana and for possession of marijuana. When deputies arrested him at an apartment in Lake Butler on the warrant, he had three small bags of marijuana in his pocket, so he was additionally charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $31,000 for the two warrant charges. Andrew Michael Jones, 25, of Raiford was arrested March 27 by Union deputies for trespassing and for resisting an officer. According to the arrest report, deputies were called after Jones refused to leave a residence in Raiford. When deputies arrived the victim repeatedly asked Jones to leave and attempted to give him some papers, including a birth certificate and food stamp card so he wouldn’t have a reason to come back to the property again. Jones refused at first to take the papers, and then once deputies forced him to, he threw them in the yard of the property. He refused to pick them up and get in the patrol car, and was then arrested. Deputies noted in the report there have been more than 10 complaints from the victim about Jones trespassing and that he was recently arrested in Columbia County for domestic aggravated assault against her also. Sandy Denise Kimble, 50, of Lake Butler was arrested March 26 by Union deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Jackaline McKinney, 58, of Waco, Texas, was arrested March 29 by Union deputies for assault on an officer, for resisting an officer, and for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report McKinney was walking down C.R. 18 West, stumbling into traffic and almost getting hit. When deputies arrived she was standing in a yard and smelled strongly of alcohol. McKinney tried to walk away from the deputies, and then became hostile and threatened to hit them if they didn’t get out of her way. When they went to handcuff her, she continued to push and pull away, and once in the patrol car started to beat her head on the window and to spit on the window. Bond was set at $6,000 for the charges. Robert Todd Sheldon, 50, of Lake Butler was arrested March 29 by Union deputies for assault on EMS personnel. According to the arrest report, EMS and law enforcement were called to the city depot station behind TD Bank in Lake Butler about a man lying in the grass sick. On the way to the hospital Sheldon threatened to beat up the EMT if they gave him Narcan after they asked if he had taken any drugs or prescription drugs. He was treated at the hospital and then arrested and transported to jail. Douglas Leonard Thornton, 49, of Lawtey was arrested March 25 by Union deputies on a warrant for selling opium or derivative and for possession of drugs – controlled substance without a prescription includes marijuana over 20 grams. 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Christine Arner Christine Arner MELROSE— Christine Arner of Sandhill Apartments, Melrose, became a new member of God’s Heavenly Choir at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2015, while a guest of Crestwood Nursing Center and Haven Hospice, Palatka, Florida at age 63. She was born March 9, 1952 and was the daughter of George D. Arner and Esther L. (Fairchild) Arner of Lehighton, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Lehighton High School and attended Cedar Crest College, in Allentown, Pennsylvania for one year. Many years later she graduated from Lehigh Community College, Pennsylvania and completed her studies at East Stroudsburg University, in East Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania with studies of Speech Therapy. She attended Keystone United Methodist Church, where she was actively involved with the Chancellor Choir, Bell Choir, Stephen Ministry, Thrift Shop, Mercy Angels, and became a Lay Speaker. She will be sadly missed by church members. Chris loved her bird, T-Bird, who spoke many words and phrases. She also loved reading and time spent in church. She was preceded in death by: both of her parents, many aunts and uncles, her older sister, Joan Champion, and a nephew James Arner. Surviving are: a brother, Doctor Robert D., and his wife, Sandra Arner, of Winchester, Ohio; a sister, Carole Lowmaster, of Springport, Indiana; as well as nephews, Raymond Gombert (wife, Coleen) of Beaver Meadows, Pennsylvania; Richard Gombert, of Hazelton, Pennsylvania; Michael Gombert (wife, Heather), of Drums, Pennsylvania, and Justin Arner of Ohio; nieces, Tracey Amorin (fiance, Robert Forrestt), of Teskow, Pennsylvania, and Kirsten Arner, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Grandnieces, Angel Amorin (fiance, Dan) of Hazelton, Pennsylvania; Kyrie Kayla, and Kelsey Gambert of Drums, Pennsylvania; great nephews, David, Ryan, and Brandon of Beaver Meadows, Pennsylvania; Jeffery Gombert of Labelle, Pennsylvania; Robert Gombert, of Somerset, Pennsylvania, and Richie Gombert of Hazleton, Pennsylvania; as well as a great-great niece, Jayden Smith of Drums, Pennsylvania. Many thanks to the staff of Crestwood Nursing Center and Haven Hospice, both of Palatka, Florida for their kind and tender care. Also, many thanks to the Keystone United Methodist Church congregation for loving and caring about her needs. They all loved her just about as much as her siblings and extended family have done all of her life. Arrangements are under the care of Moring Funeral Home of Melrose. PAID OBITUARY James Bielling LAKE BUTLER—James Wesley “J.W.” Bielling, 78, of Lake Butler, died Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Suwannee Haven Hospice in Lake City after a brief illness, with his family by his side. He was born in Providence and has lived his whole life in Union County. He was the son of the late Otis Bielling and Carrie Beasley Bielling. He was preceded in death by: his wife Joanna Andrews Bielling. He was a farmer all his life. He is survived by: daughters, Karen (Terry) Elixson and Chiquita Bielling, both of Lake Butler; sons, Jake (Jeanette) Bielling and Joel Bielling, both of Lake Butler; brother, Carl (Pauline) Bielling of Providence; sisters, Annie Mae Bohannon of Newberry, Mary Prestwood of Providence, Margie (Bob) Testone of High Springs, and Frances Willis of Newberry; 12 grandchildren; 26 greatgrandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. Funeral service was held March 30 with Rev. Terry Elixson officiating. Burial followed at the Old Providence Cemetery. Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler is in charge of arrangements. Brian Bowman MACCLENNY— Brian C. Bowman, 51, of Macclenny died on Monday, March 30, 2015 at Orange Park Medical Center with his family at his side. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Macclenny. He is preceded in death by his father, James C. Bowman. He is survived by: his wife, Vickie Linn Bowman of Keystone Heights; daughters, Brianne and Madison Bowman of Keystone Heights and Melissa DeBruin of Miami; son, Daniel Johns of Suwannee, mother, Faye A. Bowman Mobley of Macclenny; and sister, Vicki Gaye Bowman of Lawtey. A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Thursday, April 2, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Macclenny with Pastor Edsel Bone officiating. In lieu of flowers please make donations to New York Intergroup Association of AA, 307 7th Ave., Suite #201, New York, NY 10001. Arrangements are under the care of Moring Funeral Home of Melrose. James Brown STARKE—James Brown, 58, of Starke died on Monday, March 23, 2015 at Shands Starke Regional Medical Center. He was born in New York, New York on Jan. 25, 1957 to the late James Brown, Sr. and Helen Brown. He was raised in New York where he attended school and later served in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by: his parents; son, Lawrence Jones; sister, Garner Hayes; and brother, Leon Phillips. He is survived by: his wife of 33 years, Dorothy Jackson Brown of Starke; brother, Sheldon Brown of Morrow, Georgia; sisters, Sharee Brown of Clarkston, Georgia, Barbara (Sylvester) McHolmes of Woodbury, Georgia, and Helen Phillips of Riverdale, Georgia. A celebration of life was held March 27 at Archie Tanner Funeral Services with Jim Crosly officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Lewis Burch Lewis Burch KEYSTONE HEIGHTS—Lewis Allen ‘’Al’’ Burch, 64, of Keystone Heights died Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 at the Malcolm Randal VA Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Burch was born in Dublin, Georgia on June 23, 1950 to the late Ruth B. Crisp and Lewis Burch. He has been a resident of Keystone Heights for the past 30 years. Mr. Burch served in the Vietnam War for the United States Army. Mr. Burch was also a heavy equipment operator for Putnam County until 1996 when he retired. Mr. Burch is preceded in death by: his wife of 39 years, Maureen L. Burch and his sister Shelia Green of Keystone Heights. He is survived by: three children, Dawn Renzi and Veronica Burch of Keystone Heights and Patrick Booth of Wesley Chapel; sisters, Brenda Singletary of North Carolina and Dana Franklin, and Deanna Brock of Keystone Heights. Mr. Burch has 5 grandchildren, Veronica Oliver, Hannah Burch, and Korie James of Keystone Heights and Brittany and Lindsey Booth of Wesley Chapel; as well as a niece, Veronica Valez of North Carolina; and nephews Anthony Burch of Jacksonville and Andrew Stanek of Keystone Heights. Services will be held graveside at the Keystone Memorial Cemetery on April 4, 2015 at 10:00 am with full military honors. PAID OBITUARY Brady Crom Brady Crom MELROSE—Brady Leigh Crom, 62. of Melrose passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015. He was born in Gainesville on April 13, 1952. Brady lived his entire life in and around the Gainesville-Melrose area. He graduated from GHS in 1970. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Management as well as a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. Brady was a regular and long term blood donor. He was very proud of the recognition after entering the 15 Galloneer club. When the old courthouse was being torn down, Brady’s parents bought and stored the clock for many decades. When the current downtown clock tower was being planned, Brady researched the clock and assisted in the restoration of the clock to its’ original condition. Recently Brady was very active with the Melrose, Florida Historical Society helping to preserve the town’s unique charm. Brady had many lifelong friends. He will be loved and missed by all who knew him. Brady is preceded in death by: his parents, Ted and Nonie Crom; and a younger brother, Duff Crom. He is survived by: two brothers, Theodore P. Crom and Frank Gary Crom and fianc, Lisa Merrow. Arrangements are under the care of Moring Funeral Home, Melrose. An announcement will be made in regards to Memorial Services at a later date. PAID OBITUARY LAWTEY—Homer Leon Griffis, 65, of Lawtey died on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at his residence. He was born April 1, 1949 in Starke to Robert Rollin Griffis and Martha Viola Johnson Griffis. He was a lifelong resident of Bradford County. He is preceded in death by: brothers, Earl Lewis Griffis, W.L. Griffis; sisters, Jewel Green, Olean M. Johnson; and grandson, R.J. Griffis. He is survived by: his wife, Billie Catherine Griffis of Lawtey; children, Robert R. Griffis of Baker County, Daryl (Sabrina) Griffis of Glen St. Mary, Brian (Nancy) Griffis of Glen St. Mary, Michele (James) Trollinger of Lawtey, Beverly (Jimmy) Morgan of Macclenny; sister, Manda Lee Buck of Columbia County; 18 grandchildren, one greatgrandchild. A celebration of life was held April 1 at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Roman Alvarez officiating. Interment followed at Highland First Baptist Church Cemetery. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny. Elizabeth Groves KEYSTONE HEIGHTS— Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Groves, 77, of Keystone Heights died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from injuries she had sustained in an automobile accident. She was born in Yonkers, New York on April 13, 1937 to the late Joseph and Helen Odell. She had been a long time resident of the Jacksonville and Keystone Heights area, and was employed by Pizza Hut as a shift manager for 16 years before her retirement several years ago. She attended Gadara Baptist Church. She is survived by: daughter, Gracie Groves of Keystone Heights; and sons, Ray Groves of Sebastian and Bobby Groves of Missouri; siblings, Helen Morgan of South Carolina, Joseph Odell of Minnesota, Steven Odell and Richard Odell both of Pinellas Park, Harriett Odell of Indianapolis, Indiana, Horace Odell of Evansville, Indiana and Patricia Boncimino of Palm Beach Gardens; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Keystone Heights Senior Center, 125 NE Commercial Cir., Keystone Heights, FL 32656. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. John Horn KEYSTONE HEIGHTS—John “Mark” Horn, 41, of Keystone Heights died Sunday, March 29, 2015 from injuries he had sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Bluefield, Virginia on June 20, 1972 and was a cattle relocator for Valley View Farms. He was raised Baptist and was a first responder with 9/11. Survivors include: daughter, Harley Lynn Horn of Orange Park; parents, Lynn Sheets (Barry) Cooper of Jacksonville, Johnny M. Horn (Francine) of Bluefield, Virginia; sister, Lisa Lynn (Brian) Welborn of Keystone Heights; maternal grandmother, Helen Sheets of Bluefield, Virginia; step children, Riki Olivier and Erika Olivier. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 5, in the Tazwell, Virginia Moose Lodge. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. d Obituaries d Thursday, April 2, 2015 • Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B “He Arose”When Jesus died there on the CrossThe payment was made for all the lost.But wait, He’s dead. It’s a sad, sad hour,He must arise and show His power. Very early the 1st day of the week, The women came their Lord to seek. The stone is rolled away up the hill, Inside the tomb the angels fill. He’s not here — He arose, He’s not here as ye suppose.Why seek ye the living among the dead,He’s alive as He said.Go and tell the disciples so they can see,Their Lord lives, oh thankful be. 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d Obituaries d Spencer Kicklighter KEYSTONE HEIGHTS— Spencer “Gary” Kicklighter, age 70, of Keystone Heights passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family, Saturday, March 28, 2015. He was born in Cleveland, Tennessee on July 21, 1944 and grew up in Jacksonville where he had also retired after 42 years with Flint Ink Corp as a technical service manager. Mr. Kicklighter moved to Keystone Heights in 1985 from Jacksonville and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He loved working with his hands, whether it was with wood or metal in his workshop making things for other people. Mr. Kicklighter was preceded in death by: his daughter, Michelle Megan Kicklighter; grandson, J. Andrew Potter, Jr.; and his father, Spencer C. Kicklighter. Survivors include: his wife of 51 years, Mary “Sharon” (Mikell) Kicklighter; and their three children and spouses, Scott (Paula) Kicklighter of Hawthorne, Chad (Erika) Kicklighter of Melrose and Kriston (Jason) Kicklighter Potter of Keystone Heights; and six grandsons, Nathan, Kameron, Wynston, Tucker and Clayton Kicklighter and Jackson Potter. Also left behind is his mother, Ruth Kicklighter Kemp of Hawthorne; sisters, Sondra Kicklighter Piszczek of Hawthorne and Deborah Kicklighter (Bill) Young of Houston, Texas; uncles and aunts, Clayton (Harriet) Kicklighter of Fleming Island and Bobby (Mary) Hunsucker of Cleveland, Tennessee; and numerous cousins; nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Kicklighter will be 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 in Trinity Baptist Church with Pastors James Peoples and Scott Stanland officiating. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 1:00 p.m. prior to the services. Interment will follow at Keystone Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to one of the following: Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, Children’s Advocacy Center or the Crisis Pregnancy Center. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 340 E. Walker Dr. Keystone Heights. 352-473-3176.www. PAID OBITUARY Andrew McCombs, Jr. LAWTEY—Andrew Bill “Papa Mac” McCombs, Jr., 93, of Lawtey, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at his residence with family by his side. He was born in Anniston, Alabama on Dec. 20, 1921 to the late Andrew Bill McCombs, Sr. and Tallie Conner McCombs. He served in the United States Army for four years and retired after many years of service as a barber. He was a member of Highland First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by: his parents; his sister, Lois McComb; and his brothers, Franklin, Eldo, and Ed McComb. He is survived by: his wife of 38 years, Katy Lee McCombs of Lawtey; children, Rick (Linda) McCombs and Sherri Andone both of Jacksonville; step-children, Charles (Jenny) Smith of Monroe, Ohio, Marie (Harry) Bruner of Lawtey, Margaret (David) Albert of Jacksonville, Mary (David) Scott of Macclenny, Martha (Jason) Ham of Overton, Nevada, and John (Eshin) Smith of Lawtey; sister, Dot Gregory of Anniston, Alabama; 24 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren. A celebration of life was held on March 28 at Archie Tanner Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Gary Melvin officiating. Military honors followed the service. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Carrie Mosley GLEN ST. MARY—Carrie Bell Norman Mosley, 97, of Glen St. Mary died at her home on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was a Christian. Preceding her in death was: her husband, Carl Sinclair Mosley; son, Carl R. Mosley; parents, Jeremiah Norman and Nancy Lou (Hicks); brothers, Troy Norman, Leon Norman, and Horace Norman; sister, Ethel Norman. Survivors include: daughters, Sandra (Donald) Kilgore, Patricia Hickox, and Mary (John) Hayes; eight grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; and four great-greatgrandchildren. Services were held on March 28 at the Dewitt C. Jones Chapel with Pastor Ron Kimbrell officiating. Interment followed at Kingsley Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Darrell Rich STARKE—Darrell Keith Rich of Starke died Monday, March 16, 2015. He was born in Gainesville, and was a life long resident of Starke. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and attended the local schools of Bradford County. He is survived by: parents, Charlie “Joe” and Cassie Bell Rich of Starke; brothers, Tim Lee Rich of Starke, and Ricky Newby of Gainesville; sisters, Brenda Lee Newby of Starke, Mary Anne Newby of Live Oak. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4th at the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Everett Brown conducting the services. Interment will be held in Waldo Community Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday April 3 at the Carl D. Haile Memorial Chapel. Family hour 3-4:00 p.m. and Friends 5-7:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the services. The Cortege will form at the home of his Parents, 1198 East Crum Street at 10:30 am on Saturday morning. Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc. of Starke. Brian Shepherd LAKE BUTLER—Brian Edward Shepherd, 35, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Brian grew up in Jacksonville where he attended John Stockton Elementary and graduated from University Christian School. He attended Lake City Community College on a baseball scholarship and later graduated from the University of Florida. Soon after, he was saved by grace and wanted to join the Ministry and bring others to Jesus Christ. He enrolled and graduated from Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary with a Doctorate degree. He served as Youth Pastor at Old Plank Road Baptist Church, Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church Lake Butler and Teaching Pastor at Orange Park Bible Church. For the last three years he worked in the insurance business. Brian is survived by: his wife of 10 years, Staci Ellison Shepherd and their three children, Hannah, Maggie and Keller. Other survivors include: his parents, Terry and Becky Shepherd; and his brothers Mitchell and Lee, who were his best friends. Funeral services were held Friday, March 20 at First Baptist Church Lake Butler. Brian will be remembered for his energy, commitment, and enthusiasm for any endeavor he chose. He touched and related with so many people in all walks of life. He left us too soon. In lieu of flowers you may donate to Brian’s memorial fund, set up at Vystar Credit Union, account # 7505197799. Fraser Funeral Home, 8168 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville. (904)781-4314 in charge of arrangements. PAID OBITUARY Jan Wilson JACKSONVILLE— Jan Paula Wilson, 74, of Jacksonville died at her home, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was born in Gainesville on April 21, 1940 to the late Shirley Winston and Nancy Elizabeth (Strickland) Stevens and was a homemaker. She had been a resident of Hampton for many years before moving to Jacksonville. She is survived by: her husband of 56 years, Ronald Benton Wilson; children, Clay Wilson and Steve Wilson both of Jacksonville, Beth (Raymond) Silva of Lake Brown Wood, Texas, Tina (Chris) Tenley of Virginia, and Joseph D. (Teresa) Wilson of Austin, Texas; sister, Shirley Videon of Archer; along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held on March 29 at Santa Fe Cemetery with Brother Sparks officiating. 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One more chance to enroll for 2015 health care coverage Consumers who had to pay a penalty for not having health coverage in 2014 and still haven’t signed up this year have one more opportunity to enroll in health care coverage for 2015. Consumers can visit or make an appointment with a local navigator through April 30 to sign up for health insurance and explore their financial assistance options. “This special enrollment period is a wonderful opportunity for uninsured Floridians to get health care coverage for themselves and their families,” said Joyce Case, navigator director for the Health Planning Council. “Financial help is available, so most consumers can find a plan that meets their needs and budget.” Americans who did not qualify for an exemption and went without health coverage in 2014 will have to pay a fee known as a shared responsibility payment — $95 per adult or 1 percent of their income, whichever is greater — when they file taxes this year. The fee increases to $325 per adult or 2 percent of their income for 2015. Consumers who enroll during this special enrollment period for the 2015 tax season will owe a prorated fee for the time they were not covered in 2015, or must apply for an exemption. To be eligible for this special enrollment period, consumers must: • not be enrolled in a plan for 2015. • have paid the fee for not having health coverage in 2014. • attest that they first became aware of the Shared Responsibility Payment when they prepared their 2014 taxes. Free in person assistance is available to help consumers enroll during this special enrollment period. Dial 211 or 1-866-2955955 to find assistance in your area. Scammers impersonating IRS An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. 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40 Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an in tention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus todians, pregnant women and people securing cus tody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate, which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina tion, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, the tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005 42 Motor Vehicles & Accessories $CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352771-6191. 47 Commercial Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Confer ence room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. PRIME OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT. 1,000 sqft up to 9,000 sq.ft. Con tiguously at $8 per sq.ft. annually. Smith & Smith Realty 904-964-9222. 48 BY OWNER. 3BR/2BA,on 1/2-acre lot. Crystal Lake Home Sites. 3 years old, $149,000.00, call 352-603-2202. 3BR/2BA 1478 sqft. Brick on 1.5 acres in rural Union Co. $169,000 386-4962253 49 Mobile Homes KEYSTONE HEIGHTS FL. Large DWMH ON 2/3 acres. Excellent condi tion, metal roof, a/c with heat. Large kitchen with dishwasher, electric stove, refrigerator, tile and breakfast bar. Close Must see. Call Bill at 352745-0094 BRAND NEW 2 bed 2 bath. $29,900. Setup with AC, steps, skirting. 904-2594663 Waynefriermacclenny. com NO MONEY DOWN. Use your land. Huge 3 bed $399/month. 4 bed $499/ month. 904-259-4663 waynefriermacclenny. com HUGE 4 BED DWMH. Low est $ in state. $59,900. Set, AC, steps, skirt ing. Call 904-259-4663 waynefriermacclenny. com 50 4BR/2BA DWMH in Key stone. No pets, Non smoker. $800/mo. $800/ deposit. Now taking ap plications. Call 904-9645734 WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-468-1323 NICE MOBILE HOMES in Lake Butler & Starke 2 & 3 BR single wides, fenced. DW in Lake But ler. Deposit required. Call 678-438-6828. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT starting at $525 per month. Hidden Oaks, Lake Butler. Call 386496-8111. PERMANENT ROOMS for rent at the Magnolia Hotel. Both refrigerator and microwave. Special rates, by the month. Call 904-964-4303 for more information. BLOCK OF OFFICES. Re ception area, 3 separate rooms. All carpet. $600/ month. 129 W Call Street. 904-364-9022 3BR/2BA MH for rent in Graham. Fenced yard. Service animals only, smoke free environment. Call 352-318-3952. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 2BR/1BA Duplex. Nice residential area. Walk to schools & town. Freshly $650/mo. plus deposit and garbage fee. 352475-6260 KEYSTONE 3/2 MH on private lot; fenced; near downtown and schools; 5 persons max; small pet possible, under 10 pounds; $600/mo., 1st, last, security; yearly lease; $25 background check, non-refundable. Call Ace 727-544-5054 or 352-235-2107 HOUSE-Country living. 5 miles Starke, 2BR/2BA, LR, DR, kitchen, Utility room, 2 car carport, CH/A. $700/mo. First & last mo. rent. Sorry no pets. Call 904-964-6718 KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 2BR MH. CH/A, lake view with large room addition. Cur rently under renovation. Available April 10th. $550/ mo. plus deposit. Accept HUD vouchers. Prefer no pets. 352-478-8321 CLEAN, nice studio apt. near downtown Starke. 226 S.Thompson Street. 1 year lease, no pets. $425/ mo., which includes utili ties. Call or text Mr. Corbin at 904-562-0099. 3BR/2BA DW. CH/A, be tween Lake Butler & Rai ford. $750/mo. plus $300/ dep. 904-305-8287 or 904-263-3999 53 A Yard Sales YARD SALE: Friday only 8am-until. 21454 NW 74th Ave, Starke. Baby items, toddler items, house hold items. GIANT YARD SALE: 11779 NW CR 229, 1 mile North of Bayless Hwy-235. Clothes, furniture, small appliances, kitchen items, bicycle, rear tine tiller. Friday 8am-till Saturday 8am-till ESTATE SALE: 5137 NW County Road 233, behind Kangaroo store off State Rd 16. Friday-Saturday 8:30am-5pm. Household items, fabric, furniture, home interior and ect. Everything must go. YARD SALE: Friday only 8am-2pm. Household items, clothes, twin head board, car CD player, sheets. Too much to list. Edwards Road-2 miles from 301 or 100 W. 904964-6888 MOVING/YARD SALE: Thursday-Saturday 9am-4pm. 6182 NW CR 225, Lawtey. Home items; shoes; designer purses; toys; electronics. 386623-1092 HUGE YARD SALE: Thursday, Friday & Sat urday. 8am-1pm. In an old chicken house. All different junk. Really cheap prices, come by and see!! 17598 NE 28th Ave, Starke. Need directions call Debby 904-226-5402 MULTI-FAMILY yard sale: Thurs, Fri. & Sat. 9am5pm. Kids and adults clothes, motorized scoot er, furniture, new items and misc. items. 4903 NW 213th Terr., Lawtey. 57 FOR SALE, due to illness, all good condition. 1989 class A Fleetwood Ameri can Coach diesel pusher very good condt. 1996 Hallmark 8x16x8 ft. heavy duty enclosed trailer. Equipment trailer. Table saw, Wurlitzer-MelvilleClark spinet piano, Ham mond spinet organ L-133 has LES LER speakers. Call 386-496-0683 ALFALFA HAY FOR SALE. Fresh harvested, locally grown. $19.00 per bale. 904-964-7252 59 Personal Services CLARK FOUNDATION RE PAIRS, INC. Correction of termite & water-dam aged wood & sills. Level ing & raising Houses/ Bldgs. Pier Replacement & alignment. We do all types of tractor work, excavation and small demolition jobs. Free Es timates: Danny (Buddy) Clark, 904-545-5241. LOOKING FOR HOUSE KEEPING JOB. I have years. Can start immedi ately. Call 904-964-5055 between 8am-8pm 65 Help Wanted LIBRARY TECHNICAL ASSISTANT 1Bradford County: Bradford County Public Library is accepting applications for a fulltime Library Technical Assistant 1 to work in the circulation depart ment. Experience working with people of all ages is required and some cus tomer service and cash handling experience is preferred. A.A. degree or some college classes preferred. Starting sal ary is $10/per hour. Ap plications forms and job description may be picked up from Bradford County Public Library beginning on Thursday, March 26, 2015 and should be re turned to the Bradford County Public Library by 2:00 pm on April 10, 2015. Bradford County reserves the right to reject any and all applications. Bradford County is an Equal Op portunity Employer. CLERICAL POSI TION Full time busy medical of fice, customer service skills, Microsoft work, multi tasking. Fax resume 904-368-0643. Apply within 417 West Call Street, Starke, FL 32091 THE BRADFORD COUNTY cepting applications for the position of Emergency The applicant must read and speak English, have a high school diploma, ba sic computer skills, type 35 cwpm, and under-go a thorough background check. This is an exciting and fast paced position that will require fast think ing, multifunctional dex terity and good commu nications skills. Please go to www.bradfordsheriff. org and print an applica tion for Support Staff and turn it in at the Bradford NOW HIRING a short or Restaurant, Keystone Heights. Call/Text Teresa 904-545-0019 NOW HIRING for restaurant at Camp Blanding, all positions needed. Call or text 904-545-0019 Te resa. COOK, WAITRESS & bar tender. Apply in person at Rail House Bar & Grill. 127 E Call St., Starke 904-570-7562 (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! 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All ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser at the time of placement. However, the classified staff cannot be held responsible for mistakes in classified advertising taken by phone. The newspaper reserves the right to correctly classify and edit all copy or to reject or cancel any advertisements at any time. Only standard abbrevations will be accepted. T O PLACE A CLASSIFIED USE YOUR PHONE Thursday, April 2, 2015 • Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 9B RNs & LPNsJoin the rewarding field of correctional nursing! You’ll find autonomy, variety, stability and flexibility in this ambulatory setting. Corizon has positions available at We are currently looking for Call to learn why correctional nursing could be the refreshing change you need! We offer competitive pay plus an excellent benefit package that includes generous paid days off and so much more! 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