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PAGE 1 • Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication • Phone 352-473-2210 • Fax 352-473-2210 What’s Inside USPS 114-170 — Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, July 7, 2016 43rd Year — 9th Issue — 75 CENTS BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Keystone Heights United Methodist Church welcomed its new pastor Sunday, during morning worship services and an early afternoon reception. The Rev. Jeffery R. Tate comes to the Bradford County congregation from the First United Methodist Church of Lake City. Pastor Jeff, as he prefers to be called, was raised in the Tampa Bay area and attended Hillsborough Community College. After earning a bachelor of science in human development and family services at Auburn University, he returned to Florida, serving as the director Bradford County native Courtney Sexton won the Miss Florida title Saturday night in Lakeland. The 2011 Bradford High School graduate was third runner-up last year. Her winnings included an $18,000 scholarship and a chance to compete for the Miss America title in September. 3A Starke police accused a 25-year-old man with seconddegree murder in the killing of his 21-year-old wife. Police said the defendant’s seven-year-old son is their primary witness in the slaying. 3A Political candidates flooded the lineup of this year’s Our Country Day Parade. We’ve got all the photos beginning on page 4A. Santa Fe College held a science camp and College for Kids last week at the Andrews Center in Starke. Children participated in cooking, crafts, art and science during the weeklong event. 1B. High school students took most of the top spots in the Our Country Day Kiwanis 5K Run. Lake Region residents Ryan Collins and Tim Searle place second and third in the event which wound through the streets of Keystone Heights. Complete race results are on 2A. New downtown merchant holds grand openingKeystone Gifts and Guns, which opened in May, held a grand opening Saturday. In March, the owners of Bryan’s Ace Home Center Inc.: Bill Gibbs and Roger Rothwell, purchased the 7,303-square foot building at 155 South Lawrence Boulevard. The structure had been vacant for three years. The pair converted the former Dollar General into a retail outlet featuring wildlife, nautical and lakes, country dcor, collegiate, candles and lamps, garden, and outdoor-themed The store carries a wide variety of brands including Simply Southern, Reef, Salt Life, 5.11, Dickies, Guy Harvey, Red Wing Irish Setter, Perception Kayaks and Tervis Tumbler. Pictured are Roger Rothwell (right) and customer Dr. Larry Parrish. Methodists welcome new pastorKeystone Heights City Manager Scott Kornegay (background center) welcomes new at the church following morning worship services. Also pictured is Clay County Deputy Superintendent of Schools Diane Kornegay (background left) and Tate’s family in the foreground, (l-r) wife Amy Lee holding two-month-old son Knox, and daughters Maryella, 9, Kaylin,14, and Elianna, 7. An additional daughter, Annalee, 12 is out of the shot. See TATE, 3A Lake Region celebrates American Heroes Lake Region residents lined up along South Lawrence Boulevard in Keystone Heights for the Our Country Day Parade. AMVETS Post 86 won the Judges Choice Award. American Legion Post 202 won the prize for Most Original, with the John Woolvin Family placing second. Tom’s Barbeque/ Freedom Soldiers Outdoors claimed the Closest to the Theme Award. Keystone Heights Sports Association won the Best Youth Entry Award and Boy Scout Pack 146 won the Best Marching Unit Award. For more parade photos, see 4A. Clockwise, from top, left: A member of the Keystone Heights Shriners Club issues a citation to a Clay County School MyKayla McCleod. (L-r) The Thompson children: Jedidiah, Levi, Anna, Rebekah and Gideon wait for the School Board candidate Brian Campbell. Clay County School Board member Carol Studdard. (L-r) The Thompson children: Jedidiah, Levi, Anna, Rebekah and Gideon wait for the parade to begin.


1 Jack Broling, male from Gainesville, 00:18:13 2 Ryan Collins, male from Keystone Heights, 00:18:53 3 Tim Searle, male from Starke, 00:19:24 4 Daniel Swale, male from Zackary, Louisiana 00:20:44 5 Steven Rodriguez, male, 00:21:08 6 Luke Dennis, male from Hawthorne, 00:21:18 7 Rick Haynes, male 00:21:24 8 Drew Upchurch, Male, 00:22:00 9 Stephen B. Smith, male from Gainesville, 00:22:14 10 Micah Rae, male from Gainesville, 00:22:17 11 Garrett Kozdras, male from Jacksonville, 00:22:18 12 Tyler Griffin, male from Keystone Heights, 00:22:18 13 Ruby McHugh, Female from Tucker, Georgia, 00:23:18 14 David Golden, male from Melrose, 00:23:23 15 Travis Irwin male from St. Petersburg Beach, 00:23:48 16 Tim Lindquist, male from St. Augustine, 00:24:35 17 Jamie Moss, male from Middleburg, 00:24:42 18 Morgan Brake, female from Valrico, Florida, 00:24:47 19 Denise Haines, female, 00:25:07 20 Luke Van Zant, male from Keystone Heights, 00:25:13 21 Shawn Stephens, male, 00:25:24 22 Jessica Daneen, female from Tallahassee, 00:25:29 23 Michael Van Wie, male, 00:25:42 24 Larry Williams, male from Keystone Heights, 00:25:45 25 Haley Julius, female from Keystone Heights, 00:25:45 26 Camryn Williams, female from Keystone Heights, 00:25:45 27 Karl Legrand, male from Interlachen, 00:25:45 28 Hudson Herre, male from Keystone Heights, 00:25:46 29 Logan Williams, male from Keystone Heights, 00:26:15 30 Julie Bruey, female from Keystone Heights, 00:26:58 31Ryder Thomas, male from Keystone Heights, 00:27:07 32 Avery McCormack, female, 00:27:19 33 Austin McCormack, male, 00:27:19 34 David Machuk, male, 00:27:25 35 Brad Collins, male from Keystone Heights, 00:28:16 36 Tristan Collins, male from Keystone Heights, 00:28:17 37 Susie Kline, female, 00:28:37 38 Wendy Helmey, female from Keystone Heights, 00:28:37 39 Ryan Gets, male from Keystone Heights, 00:29:03 40 Marieka Allen, female, 00:29:54 41 Daniel Moody, male from St. Augustine, 00:30:01 42 Robbie Best, male from Starke, 00:30:02 43 Sarah Moss, female from Middleburg, 00:30:50 44 Erin Murray, female from Gainesville, 00:31:00 45 Beau Brake, male from Valrico, Florida, 00:32:03 46 Diana Howard, female, 00:32:23 47 Brooke Sammons, female from Melrose, 00:32:23 48 Bobby Ludwig, male from Keystone Heights, 00:32:37 49 Ashton Ludwig, female from Keystone Heights, 00:32:41 50 Amy Kinsey, female from Gainesville, 00:32:46 51 Sondra Garrett, female from Hampton, 00:32:53 52 Elena Jolly, female from Melrose, 00:34:58 53 Sarah Stephens, female, 00:35:12 54 Olive Peace, female from Tucker, Georgia, 00:35:46 55 Daniel Bronson, male, 00:35:56 56 Drnegayiane Ko, female, 00:36:12 57 Carl Halle, male from Keystone Heights, 00:36:24 58 Olivia Griffin, female from Keystone Heights, 00:36:27 59 Elizabeth Mobley, female from Keystone Heights, 00:36:37 60 Sophia Kicklighter, female from Keystone Heights, 00:36:38 61 Shannon Rowe, female from Keystone Heights, 00:36:42 62 Steve Rodriguez, male, 00:36:53 63 Angela Irwin, female from St. Petersburg Beach, 00:36:53 64 Dana Brock, female, 00:37:09 65 Jesse Shekels, female, 00:37:57 66 Brooke Fridy, female from Weeki Wachee, 00:38:21 67 Andrew Fridy, male from Weeki Wachi, 00:38:22 68 Dana Grant, female from Melrose, 00:38:23 69 Dalean Hall, female, 00:39:15 70 Marian Norris, female from Keystone Heights, 00:39:47 71 Ariel King, female, 00:40:21 72 Heather Posey, female, 00:40:21 73 Katelyn Swale, female from Yorktown, Virginia, 00:40:57 74 Tyler Adkins, male from Yorktown, Virginia, 00:40:57 75 Lauren Leger, female, 00:41:27 76 Sofia Jolly, female from Melrose, 00:42:17 77 Ashlee West, female from Keystone Heights, 00:42:49 78 Danielle Jolly, female from Melrose, 00:43:46 79 Diane Pickering, female from Keystone Heights, 00:43:51 80 Janna Moss, female, 00:44:55 81 Emily Swale, female from Yorktown, Virginia, 00:44:57 82 Robert Swale, male from Yorktown, Virginia, 00:44:57 83 Heather Vanwine, female from Keystone Heights, 00:48:28 84 Margaret Lingg, female from Keystone Heights, 00:49:00 85 Sally Deneen, female from Duluth, Georgia, 00:55:05 86 Lily Irwin, female from Melrose, 00:55:12 87 Ronnie Irwin, male from Melrose, 00:55:12 88 Charla Swale, female from Yorktown, Virginia, 00:55:12 89 Shane Lemmon, male from Palm Harbor, 00:55:30 90 Mandy Lemmon, female from Palm Harbor, 00:55:31 2A Lake Region Monitor • Thursday, July 7, 2016 USPS 114-170 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Keystone Heights, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Lake Region MonitorP.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091 7382 SR 21 Keystone Heights, FL 32656Phone: (352) 473-2210 • (352) 473-6721 John M. Miller, Publisher Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six monthsEditor: Dan Hildebran Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: Kevin Miller Typesetting: Eileen Gilmore Advertising & Newspaper Prod: C. Hurston Bookkeeping & Classified Adverts: Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping Asst: Linda Lacombe Front office Asst: Beth Tillman Lake Region Monitor plus tax & fees Our Country Day Kiwanis 5K results(L-r) Micah Rae of Gainesville, Stephen B. Smith of Gainesville, Jack Broling of Gainesville and Tim Searle of Starke start the race. Melrose art walk features photographer, glass artPhotographer Bill Horne and glass artist Gail Green met art fans at Gallery 26 and Artisans’ Way Friday night during the town’s monthly art walk. Horne is an accomplished glamor shots photographer, as well as other formats. On Saturday, he lectured about his work. Green paints wall and window art, as well as glassware using the reverse glass method. Green will be holding a workshop on wine glass painting on July 16. Above: Gail Green shows some of her techniques during the art walk Friday night at Artisans’ Way. Right: Gallery 26 guests try to photography. Horne shares a light moment with Melrose resident William Chiappini. Gil Gauck sang folk music selections outside Gallery 26.


BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph EditorKiana Thomas was found shot in Starke early Tuesday morning and her husband of four months has been named as the culprit. By that afternoon, Kion Oshay Johnson, 25, was in custody, charged with silencing the voice of his young, 21-year-old wife, who was remembered on social media as many things, including a beautiful singer. Starke police pointed to a history of domestic violence in the relationship. Kion Johnson’s 7-year-old son, whom Police Capt. Barry Warren said witnessed the violent crime, provided the details that led to his father’s arrest, including the location of the murder weapon. Starke police and Bradford emergency medical services responded within minutes to a 5:33 a.m. call to the dispatch center regarding a shooting on Oak Street. The victim, Kiana Antranique Thomas (police said they were unable to find evidence she legally changed her name) was found unresponsive in the front yard of a residence near her own. She was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to Shands Starke Regional Medical Center. Authorities found that Johnson, who was on the scene, was the one who called dispatch. But Warren also said Johnson had coached his son to lie to the police. Johnson claimed he and the boy were inside when they heard a gunshot and went outside to find Thomas on the ground. The investigation found that the couple were involved in a verbal and physical fight from which Thomas attempted to flee. Johnson allegedly chased her with a firearm in hand and shot her while she was banging on a neighbor’s door for help. Warren said the 7-year-old’s statement carries additional weight because he was able to lead police to the place where he said Johnson threw the gun. The police captain also provided a copy of an offence report for a domestic abuse complaint made in February of this year, a little more than a month before Thomas and Johnson were married. The report details a fight over a cellular phone that turned physical, with Johnson allegedly digging his fingernails into Thomas, throwing her to the ground, biting her lip and beating her with a high-heeled shoe. Unable to locate Johnson at the time, the police department filed domestic violence and criminal property damage charges with the state attorney’s office. Warren said that, according to family members, Thomas had the charges dropped. Now Johnson has been charged with second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. In 2009, he was found guilty in Duval County of aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer. He was fined and sentenced to 18 months with the Department of Corrections. Shock and sorrow characterized the online remembrances of Thomas’ life. According to her Facebook page, the former Bradford and Orange Park high school student was a cosmetologist, and she called herself an evangelist. Sha-Ron Conley-Colvin said Thomas touched a lot of lives. “She was a blessing in our lives with laughter and joy,” she wrote. Tikeya Strong wrote to Thomas, “You had such a beautiful soul and a beautiful voice to match.” Emmanuel Kiser left a special prayer for Thomas’ parents, Tina Burch and Kelsey Thomas, and Johnny Hernandez Jr. said heaven has finally gotten its lead singer. In one of Thomas’ own posts from July 1 she wrote, “My GOD plans for me goes BEYOND my wildest dreams!!!” Her final post was a photo of a quote saying women shouldn’t settle for someone “lazy, rude or selfish” for the sake of companionship. “You cannot change anyone’s behavior. Only God can do that,” it read. Local law enforcement has victim advocates for those in abusive relationships. Contact the Starke Police Department at 904964-5400 or the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office at 904-966-2276. The Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network can be reached at 1-800-500-1119. It can offer emergency shelter, counseling and support groups. Clients can get help with legal aid and becoming self-sufficient. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford County’s Courtney Sexton, competing as Miss Orlando, won the title of Miss Florida 2016 on July 2 at the Lakeland Center’s Youkey Theatre, earning the right to compete in the Sept. 11 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Sexton, a 2011 Bradford High School graduate, was unable to participate in an interview with the Bradford County Telegraph prior to deadline, but she posted the following on her Facebook profile on July 3: “Speechless. Words can’t begin to describe this feeling. I’m so overwhelmed, humbled and excited to be your Miss Florida 2016.” It was Sexton’s second straight year of participating in Miss Florida. She was third runner-up last year, telling the Telegraph in a 2015 interview: “I was prepared to go that far, but I was never expecting it.” Like last year, Sexton won one of this year’s preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit awards. Sexton, the 23-year-old daughter of Tim and Sherry Sexton, is currently pursuing a master’s degree in health administration at the University of Central Florida. She earned her bachelor’s degree in health service administration at UCF in May 2015. In winning Miss Florida, Sexton will receive an $18,000 scholarship. In her 2015 Telegraph interview, Sexton said she became interested in pageants after watching older sisters Brittany Hobbs and Lindley Adkins compete. She won the titles of Miss First Coast Outstanding Teen and Miss St. Augustine Outstanding Teen, which earned her the right to compete for Miss Florida Outstanding Teen, which she won in 2008. Sexton also won the 2011 Miss Bradford-Union Strawberry Pageant. Sexton’s pageant platform is: “Get up! Get moving! Volunteer!” She encourages people to get involved with a cause or an organization and credits grandmother Linda Sweat for influencing her to do the same. “My grandmother is a big volunteer,” Sexton told the Telegraph in 2015. “She’s dedicated many years of her life giving back. She’s really tried to instill that in me.” Sexton was one of 47 Miss Florida contestants. Miss Daytona Beach Lindsay Bettis was first runner-up, while Miss Winter Park Victoria Humphrey was second runner-up. Thursday, July 7, 2016 • Lake Region Monitor 3A Chris and Janet Coule assist (l-r) Joe Bardier, 5, Nate Bardier, 7, and Evie Bardier, 3, with Glo Necklaces. Jaycees volunteers (l-r) Alan Rosewater, James Planther. and Megan Newman enjoy the music at the street dance. Cha-Cha Slide began on the public address system.Airport’s street dance draws large crowdThe Our Country Day Street Dance at the Keystone Heights Airport drew a large crowd this year as hundreds of participants listened to live music, played in the children’s area, and danced. of youth and young adults at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Brandon. He earned a master of divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and a master of arts in marriage and family therapy from Southern Christian University. While at Asbury, he met his wife Amy Lee and served as associate pastor for youth and young adults at a church in Hodgenville, Kentucky. In 2002 he was appointed pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Apalachicola. Four years later he was appointed to First UMC in Lake City, where he remained until arriving in the Lake Region. TATEContinued from 1A Bradford County’s Sexton wins Miss Florida Courtney Sexton, a 2011 Bradford High School graduate is crowned Miss Florida, Saturday in Lakeland. Photo: Allen J Photography. 7380 FL-100 • Keystone Hts (352) 473-7877$500 OFFon purchase of $25 or more Keystone Location OnlyOPEN Mon Thurs • 11 am – 9 pm Fri Sat • 11 am – 10 pm • Closed Sun 4004 State Road 21 • Keystone Heights, FL 32656South of Santa Fe College Watson Campus352.473.3829 www.keystone-umc.orgSenior Pastor, Reverend Jeff Tate Son-Shine Traditional Worship Contemporary Worship Traditional Worship Rev. Jeff Tate preaching“No Place Like Home”Luke 15: 11-32 Sunday School classes and childcare available. “She stuck with us and never gave up.”We were looking for a home in this area. Nena Melissa Rickets Starke Police: Domestic violence led to murder


4A Lake Region Monitor • Thursday, July 7, 2016 Vickie. Our Country Day ParadeFourth Judicial Circuit Judge candidate Bruce Anderson and wife, Donna. Clay County School Board candidate Mary Bolla. Clay County School Superintendent Charlie Van Zant. Clay County School Superintendent candidate Addison Davis. Bradford County School Board member Elbert Hersey. Florida House District 19 candidate Leslie Dougher. Fourth Judicial Circuit Public Defender candidate Charlie Cofer. Givens, Coltyn Givens, Gianna Crosley, Bryson Wester, Michele Harvey and Jackie Cory. Clay County Clerk of Court Tara Green. Clay County Clerk of Court candidate Dave Coughlin. Miss Florida Teen Erika Stallings.


Thursday, July 7, 2016 • Lake Region Monitor 5A Our Country Day Parade(Left) Chuck Givens and Paul Fessenden. (Left) Ray Junk and Harold Gilstrap. Helen and Dewitt Hersey. (L-r foreground) Hunter Shepard, Andrew Snider and Cole Crabtree. Background: Dan Glenn of the Keystone Heights Recreation Association. Lewis, Parker Pescara, Steven Carter, Already Horton, Larry Sapp, Tyler Sapp, Christopher Keith, Tyler Brinson, Clay County School Board member Johnna McKinnon. Keystone Heights High School Key Club volunteers (l-r) President Sarah Pickett, Vice President Hannah Forshee, Emily Nop, Secretary Savannah Bell and Brandon Taylor. Fourth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Matt Shirk. Third Congressional District U.S. House member Ted Yoho.


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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It would be hard to imagine some of the greatest scientific minds in history uttering such a phrase as, “Look! It’s a rainbow of spit!” Yet for a child in elementary school looking at saliva under a microscope, that is perhaps just the kind of thing you’d expect to hear. The June 27-July 1 Exploring Science Camp at the Santa Fe College Andrews Center contained plenty of such proclamations that only young minds can create, but for the adults involved in the camp, nothing sounded better than the words of camper Thomas Clark, who on the last day of camp said, “I don’t want to leave! Science Camp is the best part of the day!” Cheryl Canova, the director of the Andrews Center, created Exploring Science last year to complement the annual Jr. College for Kids and College for Kids programs, giving children more opportunities have a bit of fun in the summer, while also learning. If the loud, excited voices that filled the Andrews Center are any indication, the camp is a success. “If the kids aren’t having fun, they’ve got me fooled,” Canova said. Thomas Hales and Faye Ricker were the camp’s two instructors, with Ricker returning after teaching in last year’s inaugural camp. Ricker said she tries to keep the children’ emotions somewhat in check, but admitted it’s “cool” to see just how much joy they get from their experiments and activities. “If they were allowed just free reign, they would scream and scream and jump,” Ricker said. “They lose their minds. They get so excited about testing out their creations and just seeing the good work they’ve done.” One activity in particular generated a lot of noise — the construction and testing of bridges. Students worked in pairs to build bridges out of of cardboard that spanned the space between two tables. The bridges were then tested to determine how much weight they could support. A partially filled bottle of water, for example, was used to represent the weight of a person, while large, hardbound books were used to represent large vehicles such as semitrailer trucks and airplanes. Another activity had children creating the planets of our solar system out of Play-Doh. In attempt to maintain the same size ratio that exists between the real planets, children rolled out and cut smaller and smaller pieces of Play-Doh. At the end, children were attempting to cut an amount of Play-Doh the size of a fingertip into 10 pieces, exclaiming, “We can’t cut this!” “They were losing their minds that last little bit,” Ricker said, adding, “They had a lot of fun. That kind of perspective — I don’t think they get that anywhere else.” Of course, you can never go wrong by having activities in Regional News Regional News B Section • Thursday, July 7, 2016 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Y M C K Y M C K Your Flooring Specialist• Vinyl • Carpet • Ceramic Tile • Hardwood & Laminate Floors Visit Our Showroom! SALES • SERVICE • INSTALLATIONCommerical • Residential Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Sat 9 am – Noon 131 N. Cherry St. Starke, FL 32091BUYING POWER OF OVER 1400 STORES BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer In essence, it’s like every other 200-meter dash he’s competed in. After all, it’s just waiting for the starter’s pistol and running from one point to another. Therefore, Stirley Jones, a 2003 Union County High School graduate, viewed his upcoming race on Thursday, July 7, as part of just another track meet. Yet it’s not just another track meet. It’s the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, and the closer the event has gotten, the more Jones has realized just what he’s about to take part in. “I’m starting to get a little more excited about it,” Jones said in a July 1 phone interview. The event is currently underway at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, with the first round of the men’s 200m scheduled for 8:30 p.m. on July 7. The race semifinals will be at 8:37 p.m. on Friday, July 8, with the finals being held at 8:42 p.m. on Saturday, July 9. Crossing the finish line in the 200m takes Jones less than 21 seconds. His journey to becoming an Olympic trials qualifier has taken considerably longer and has not always been easy, but it paid off in more than just the chance to be a part of Team USA. “It made me a very strong individual,” Jones said. Jones entered the workforce for a year after graduating from UCHS. He then moved to Huntingdon Beach, California, to enroll at Golden West College, where he competed in football and basketball as well as track and field. As a freshman, he won the Orange Empire Conference championship in the 200m with a time of 21.79 and was the runnerup in the 100m with a time of 10.89. He went on to place sixth in the 200m and fifth in the 100m at the National Junior College Athletic Association Southern California Finals. That same year, Jones broke the Golden West College record in the 200m with a time of 21.31. That record still stands. He was named the team MVP and earned first-team all-conference honors. Jones sustained a back injury as the result of a vehicle accident in 2006, which left him physically unable to compete. He took a semester off to heal. At the same time, Jones’ living situation became unstable, as he moved out of his apartment and roomed with friends here and there, without a home to call his own. Of course, it could’ve been tempting to return to his home in Union County, but that wasn’t an option. Jones admitted it was tough to make that decision to leave his friends and family behind to move to California in the first place. Since he did make that decision, he was going to stick with it and not return home to be viewed as a failure. Besides, Jones was not done running. Doctors told him he wouldn’t be able to run again at the level he was used to. “I thought it was like a challenge,” he said. Jones re-enrolled at Golden West, and in 2007 was again named team MVP as well as again receiving first-team allconference honors. He was the conference champion in the 100m with a time of 10.74 and conference runner-up in the 200m with a time of 21.44. Jones didn’t initially continue his schooling after graduating from Golden West with his AA degree. He worked various jobs, such as a nurse’s aide as well as doing a minimum-wage stint at a Goodyear Tires. He even left California for a while, moving to Oklahoma, where a cousin lived. A job always seemed to arise at the time he needed one. A person always seemed to come along to lend a helping hand when he needed it. Those are other reasons why Jones never returned to Union County. “Every time something like that kept happening, I kept thinking I was meant to stay here,” he said. Jones has a strong faith, which he said was instilled in him by former UCHS track and field coach Kyler Cohen. “He always made me put my Christian beliefs first,” Jones said. He eventually returned to college, first enrolling at Concordia University Irvine before transferring to Bristol University (Anaheim, California) in the fall of 2014. The 2015 track and field season was filled with a number of highlights. He earned the gold medal in the 400m at the Orange Coast Invitational and Striders UCHS grad Jones looks to sprint his way to Olympics See JONES, 5B Experiments in fun WE HAVE A WINNER! Austin Parker celebrates with counselor in training Rachel Ricker as the bridge he constructed with partner Jimmy Godwin (not pictured) was the last one standing. THIS COULD MAKE THANKSGIVING AWKWARD. Thomas Clark prepares to give Dos the turkey a kiss on the beak during the Exploring Science Camp at Santa Fe College in Starke. Instructor Faye Ricker told students, “All you guys have to eat vegetarian on Thanksgiving now.” See SCIENCE, 8B Gaven Perry constructs a mousetrap car. Stirley Jones, a 2003 Union County High School graduate who most recently ran for Bristol University, will compete in the 200m in the U.S. Olympic Trials on Thursday, July 7. Photo provided by Stirley Jones.


BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer You can design a garden on a piece of paper, but it’ll never actually become a garden until you go outside and construct it. Students in Margaret Godwin’s architecture class that was part of Santa Fe College’s Jr. College for Kids program in Starke were having a fun enough time simply sketching their designs and using a variety of crayons to fill in with color. They then seemed surprise when Godwin announced they were going outside to make their gardens a reality. “Yes, you’re going to go outside and build it,” Godwin said. “That’s how architecture works. And that’s how Jr. College for Kids works. It creates hands-on activities to make learning fun. In the Exploring the History of Bradford County class, for example, children not only heard about Fort Harlee. They each built a Fort Harlee as part of a class project. The program, which is for children preparing to enter the first, second, third and fourth grades, probably sounds too much like school to those who have never experienced it before and are ready to take a break from the classroom over the summer. Sure, learning is involved, but it’s almost a by-product of having a good time. “That’s one of the things, I think, we take the most pride in,” said Jr. College for Kids supervisor Lindsey Sheffield. “We make learning fun.” Lane Gillenwaters, who served as a counselor in training in this year’s program, said Jr. College for Kids is made up of a variety of interests that appeals to a variety of children. Gillenwaters remembered what it was like when he participated in College for Kids, which is the program for children entering the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grades. He could have one class in photography before then going to another class that had him running around outside playing a variety of sports. Then, he’d go back inside for a class in science. Before he participated for the first time, Gillenwaters had no idea what to expect. He went in with the attitude that he better not regret having to wake up at 7 a.m. during his summer break. “I had fun,” Gillenwaters said. “Afterward, I thought waking up that early was actually worth it.” 2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section • Thursday, July 7, 2016 Fri 7:00, 9:00 Sat 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 Sun 5:00, 7:00 Mon-Thur 7:15Florida Twin Theatre All Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. • 964-5451 Visit us on-line at SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 Starts FridayFri 7:05, 9:05 Sat 5:05, 7:05, 9:05 Sun 5:05, 7:05 Mon-Thur 7:30 PG Starts Friday Ellie Kemper Blake Lively Weds Kids Shows All Seats $5PG-13July 13th • SECRET LIFE OF PETS • 10 am & 1 pm 1371 S. Walnut Street • Unit 1600(in Tractor Supply Center Plaza)Starke, FL 32091 1371 S. Walnut Street • Unit 1600(in Tractor Supply Center Plaza)Starke, FL 32091904-368-0080 904-368-0080 Patrick Mitzel (seated, second from right), a 2016 Keystone Heights High School graduate, has received a scholarship to play soccer at Webber International University in Babson Park. He officially signed on June 30. Photo provided by Jim Mitzel. Mitzel to play for Webber International The Freedom From Hunger 5k was held on June 26 in Starke to raise funds for the divisions were (l-r) John Faulkner(third place), Greg Crews (second place), Tim Searle (first-place male and first overall), Amanda Lazenby (first place), Jade Baker (second place) and Tiffany Schrider (third place). Photo provided by John Faulkner. Running for a worthy cause in Bradford LEFT: Carrie Frysinger (left) and Carolyn Adams makes pizza in Iron Chef Kids. BELOW: Attempting to pass a Hula Hoop from one of the end of the line to the other while always holding hands are (l-r) Hailey Redding, Carolyn Adams and Jackson Allen. Jr. College for Kids: learning by doing See CFK, 6B Chloe Templeton concentrates on a project in the Upcycled Art class. Counselor in training Rebecca Baier (right) looks on as Princess Maxwell designs a garden as part of Architecture 101 in the Santa Fe College of Starke Jr. College for Kids program.


Thursday, July 7, 2016 • Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANServing the area for 27 years. “Modern methods with old-fashioned concern.”• Auto Accidents • Work Injuries • Headaches • Neck and Back Pain Back & Neck Pain Clinic FREE Towing with Major Repair within 100 mile radius • IMPORT & DOMESTIC •135 Commercial Circle Keystone Heights, FL Closed Sat & Sun4X4 • Cars • Trucks • Vans Motor Homes Special Interest Vehicles P R N D 2 LAutomotive Repair specialists in the We Own Our TOW TRUCK!Need to be pulled here or somewhere else?...CALL US!We Own Our TOW TRUCK!Need to be pulled here or somewhere else?...CALL US!Check Us Out At“Need a Tow?”352-473-3404 Bradford Jerry Lee Allen, 44, of Starke was arrested June 30 by Starke police during a traffic stop for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Shelby Lynn Binczak, 23, of Starke was arrested July 3 by Bradford deputies for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery. According to the arrest report, Binczak was arguing with her boyfriend about going to a party at his sister’s home in Lawtey. She started wrecking the house, throwing things and breaking them, so her boyfriend called his sister to come pick him up. Binczak then hit him in the side of his face with her keys, pulled two knives on him and held him in the home. When he was able to get by her, he ran out of the house with Binczak chasing him with the knives. The sister of the boyfriend arrived at that time, and he got into the vehicle and called law enforcement. Binczak was arrested and transported to jail. Todd Allen Denton, 50, of Hampton was arrested July 3 by Starke police for larceny–retail theft more than $300. According to the arrest report, Denton, a former loss-prevention officer at Walmart, placed over 90 items valued at $330 in a cart at Walmart and attempted to leave the store without paying for them. Denton was detained at the store and arrested. Latedra Yaisha Ellis, 22, of Starke was arrested June 30 by Starke police for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, a homeowner on North Oak Street in Starke called police after she arrived home and observed Ellis and an unidentified male in her front yard. When the homeowner confronted the two about trespassing, the male left, while Ellis remained and refused to leave until the homeowner called police. An officer encountered Ellis walking down the road, swaying and smelling strongly of an alcoholic beverage. When the officer contacted Ellis, she was loud, uncooperative and disturbing residents in the adjacent homes. She was arrested and transported to jail. Todd Lamar Hankerson, 51, of Starke was arrested June 30 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for two charges of conspiring to purchase cocaine. Bond was set at $30,000 for the charges. Devon Ka-Del Howard, 24, of Jacksonville and Derrick Lynnard Oglesby, 23, of Jacksonville were arrested July 4 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana– not more than 20 grams. Andrea Lee Lawton, 37, was arrested July 2 by Lawtey police for driving while license suspended or revoked–second offense. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Roderick Randolph Lester, 37, of Jacksonville was arrested July 4 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked– habitual offender. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. Fernando Joel Ramirez Torres, 44, of Tampa was arrested July 3 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked and on an out-of-county warrant from Hillsborough for probation violation–original charge of driving under the influence. No bond was allowed for the charges. Kaleb Aaron Robbins, 23, of Lawtey was arrested July 4 by Lawtey police on an out-ofcounty warrant from Columbia for failure to appear on original charge of false report of commission crime. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. Lester Wayne Ruis, 35, of Lawtey was arrested June 30 by Starke police during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked–habitual offender and possession of marijuana–not more than 20 grams. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charges. Tiffany Ann Slasor, 29, of Interlachen was arrested July 2 by the Florida Highway Patrol on an out-of-county warrant. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. Ashley Nicole Smith, 32, of Keystone Heights was arrested June 30 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant from Alachua for failure to appear for original charge of larceny petit theft. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. Lana Danielle Wood, 47, of Jacksonville was arrested June 29 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Keystone/Melrose Christian Bedell, 24, of Keystone Heights was arrested June 29 by Clay deputies for a probation violation. Cody Carpenter, 23, of Keystone Heights was arrested June 29 by Clay deputies for driving with a suspended or revoked license. William Clardy, 63, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 3 by Clay deputies for domestic battery. Edria Manning, 32, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 3 by Clay deputies for domestic battery and battery on a person 65 years of age or older. According to an arrest report, a deputy responding to a 911 call saw the defendant and a family member fighting in the pair’s front yard when he drove up. He wrote in a report that the victim was trying to get away and the defendant had her legs wrapped around the victim’s torso, while gripping the victim’s hair with one hand. The victim said the dispute began when the defendant asked her for money and she refused. DeeDee Montague, 26, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 3 by Clay deputies for simple battery and possession of not more than 20 grams of Formerly S&S Tree Service is now: Complete Tree Services Land Clearing • Site Prep Privacy Fence • Chain Link Debris Removal • Stump Grinding Lawn Maintenance Residential and Commercial Red Starling Family OwnedRobert Green 352-316-5915 t Crime t LARGEST Selection of BOUNCE HOUSES in Bradford County! Bounce Houses Water Slides Dunk Tanks Trackless Train Recent arrestsd in Bradford, Clay and Union marijuana. Michael Wright, 29, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 3 by Clay deputies for domestic battery. Jaren Ziegenfuss, 20, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 4 by Clay Deputies for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Union Jody Bennett Snelgrove, 34, of Lake City was arrested July 5 by Union deputies on a warrant for fraud–insufficient funds in checking. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Cody Brice Voitle, 19, of Alachua was arrested July 3 by Union deputies on a warrant for counterfeiting public record or certificate and passing a forged altered instrument. According to the sheriff’s office, Voitle stole several checks from a Bradford County man, made them out to himself and cashed them at a local bank in November 2015. A warrant was eventually issued, leading to Voitle’s arrest. Bond was set at $20,000 for the charges. Charles Gene Waxler, 42, of Lake City was arrested June 29 by Union deputies on a warrant for burglary of a dwelling and larceny–theft over $300 and less than $5,000. According to the sheriff’s office, Waxler stole several tools from a local site prep company in November 2015 and eventually pawned them. The tools were recovered from the pawnshop, Waxler was identified and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Bond was set at $25,000 for the charges. Holly Diane Kimble, 37, of Lake Butler was arrested June 27 by Union deputies for assault. According to the sheriff’s office, Kimble rammed her vehicle into her husband’s vehicle, causing damage. The husband was not in the vehicle at the time.


BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer University of Florida student Kelsey Yates could’ve joined a sorority to complement her college experience, but she discovered something even better — the sport of rowing. Yates, a 2015 Bradford High School graduate, is a member of Florida Crew and competes in one of the women’s eightmember boats. The women in her boat are more than teammates. “They’re my sisters,” Yates said. It’s like being a part of a sorority that’s in a boat, though Yates said, “We’d like to think we’re a lot cooler than a sorority.” The camaraderie is enjoyable, as is the competition, especially when it results in receiving a medal. Yates received two gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal during the spring season, with one of the silver medals earned at the American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia, to cap the season in May. Her boat crossed the finish line 11 seconds ahead of Georgia to place second behind UC Santa Barbara. “It was an amazing experience,” Yates said. Rowing has been more fun than Yates could’ve imagined. She went into the sport knowing little about it. “I thought it was just some frou-frou sport that a lot of rich people did,” Yates said. “I didn’t think it’d be very hard, but I was very wrong.” It is said rowing is the only sport that originated as a form of capital punishment (think of the galley slaves of old who were forced to row). A race is painful, Yates said, as lactic acid levels build in one’s body, which doesn’t’ rest until the finish line is crossed. In 2004, SUNY Maritime College rower Ashleigh Teitel described the sport as creating an “abyss of pain” in which “large needles are being driven into your thigh muscles, while your forearms seem to be splitting.” Yates said she feels the pain for hours after a race, but the end result is satisfying and makes the pain worth it. “Every single race I ask myself why I do this,” Yates said, “but then once I cross the finish line, I know exactly why.” She almost didn’t make it out onto the water to experience the pain or the thrill of crossing the finish line. Training on a rowing machine — or “erg,” which is short for “ergometer” — was no fun. “They are awful,” Yates said of the ergs. “You’re just sitting there, and you have a tiny screen in front of you that’s telling you your time and your distance and your stroke rating (number of strokes per minute).” The experience almost made her quit the sport before she really began. “I’m very glad I didn’t,” Yates said. The 8 boat that Yates is part of is, as you would imagine, made up of eight rowers, plus a coxswain, who doesn’t row, but calls out to the rowers as part of her responsibility to coordinate their efforts in steering and navigating the boat. “We honestly feel bad for the coxswain sometimes because she’ll just lose her voice,” Yates said. “She is usually one of the most passionate teammates.” As the rower in the bow seat, Yates takes on a lot of responsibility in regard to the direction and stability (or “set”) of the boat. “A lot of the times, it’s hard for girls in the stern of the boat to see how offset we are because they can’t see the position of the other oars and the sides of the boat as well,” Yates said. “From the bow of the boat, I can see everything. I adjust my oar height and my weight to try to keep it as set as possible.” It can be a challenge for Yates to relay messages to the coxswain since she is at the opposite end of the boat. “You have to yell 60-something feet all the way down the boat,” she said, adding that she and the crew will usually play “Telephone,” where her message or question is relayed from one rower to the next until it reaches the coxswain. Communication difficulties aside, Yates said she enjoys the bow seat and hopes to remain there. “It’s definitely worth it,” she said. “I’m the first to cross the finish line, which is pretty cool for pictures. I really like it — just having that extra responsibility to keep the boat really even and balanced. It’s fun.” Most of Yates’ time has been spent in B boat, which is for novice rowers. However, her fellow rowers are “amazing” and right up there with the rowers of the varsity A boat, she said. “We are literally just as good as our A boat,” Yates said. “We usually race in the A category right alongside them. We’ve deemed ourselves the Beast boat.” Actually, the rowers don’t like to refer to their boats in terms of A and B. “There’s really no difference,” Yates said. “We really wanted to start calling ourselves the Orange and Blue boats.” The fall season consists of 5K races (3.1 miles), whereas the spring season consists of 2K races (1.2 miles). Yates said it’s a big change going from fall to spring, because the spring races are shorter and called “sprints.” In other words, rowers are going all out for the duration of the 2K. “In the fall, you just kind of get into a rhythm, just going and doing what you have to do,” Yates said, “but in the spring, you literally have to give everything you’ve got. Our coach tells us if you’re not bent over gasping for breath — literally almost dying — at the end of the race, then we didn’t push as hard as we could have.” A few of Yates’ highlights from the fall season were placing second in a race hosted by Stetson University that featured several Division I scholarship schools (UF competes at the club level) and participating in the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her boat placed sixth at Head of the Hooch, but it was the overall experience — especially the chance to just hang out in the hotel between races — that stands out in Yates’ mind. “We really became a family of rowers,” Yates said. “We’re all very close. Probably just making those friendships and forming sisterhoods was really a highlight.” In regard to the spring season, Yates remembers one race in which her boat was so far in front the rowers actually reduced their stroke rating. Then there was the race in which Yates and her fellow rowers impressed everyone by rallying from last place to a third-place finish. Yates said one of the rowers’ oars came out of her oarlock, “which never, never happens.” That caused the boat to fall so far behind that it shocked rowers and coaches alike that the rowers, through sheer effort, brought themselves back for the top-three finish. The rower who had the problem with her oars was upset, but Yates and other rowers tried to make her look at the overall picture and how impressive their performance was. “The girl that it happened to was really upset about it,” Yates said, “but we just had to cheer her up and make her see what an amazing accomplishment it was to get the oar back in while we were moving and to just come all the way back up. We were thrilled. It’s probably nearly impossible for any other team to have done that.” That race included the University of Georgia. Yates said Florida always seems to have “weird luck” in races that include Georgia. In the time trials of the ACRA National Championship Regatta, one of Yates’ oars caught a wave. She “caught a crab,” which in rowing terminology refers to an oar being placed in the water at the wrong time, which can result in the oar being flipped parallel to the boat. It wasn’t funny at the time, but Yates can laugh about it now, thinking about how the excited Georgia rowers passed Florida during the time trials, only to then finish behind Florida in the race finals. “We defeated the Georgia Bulldogs, which is always good,” she said. Though “crab” is a rowing term that has nothing to do with an animal, rowing does sometimes involve animal encounters. Plenty of alligators are seen during practices on Lake Wauburg. “It’s pretty scary seeing an alligator about 10 feet away from your oars,” Yates said. Yates, though, grew up on Hampton Lake, so she’s used to seeing alligators and admitted she’s more fascinated by them than scared of them. The same can’t be said for all of her fellow rowers, but Yates said, “They don’t realize they’re actually safe in the boat. Alligators want nothing to do with a big, 60foot boat speeding through the water.” For Yates, fish can be scarier. “We’ve had fish jump in the boat,” she said. “That’s probably the most frightening just because you weren’t expecting it. It just jumps in and starts flopping around, distracting you while you’re trying to focus on what you’re doing.” Snakes are seen, too, but Yates and her fellow rowers have their coach, Chris Tippin, to handle those encounters. “He will go after snakes with a paddle,” Yates said. Yates can’t say enough good things about Tippin, who assumed the role of coaching both varsity and novice women rowers when the person who was supposed to coach the novice Dear Editor: Parents and county residents wonder what is wrong with the Bradford school system and why our students are continually failing. For three years, I was a teacher within this county, but despite my highly effective rating, had my contract nonrenewed this past spring. I feel this happened for two reasons: first and foremost, for my political connections, and for supplementing a scripted language arts curriculum because I thought it would better benefit my advanced students. I firmly believe that if I had continued to be a puppet for that curriculum, I would be employed here for the 2016-2017 school year. Thanks to my years in this school system, I feel confident telling those of you concerned with the quality of education here that the problem lies within our county-level administration, specifically in their thought process during the hiring and promotion processes. Promotion opportunities arise but the positions are going to unqualified out of county residents. What happened to the idea of promoting people from within? The county has plenty of qualified people who have worked while putting themselves through school, worked in the school system, and have lived in this area. There is even a higher percentage of people here who fit all of those stipulations. As long as the administration at both the school and county levels continue to hire and advance the careers of unqualified and uninvested employees, our school system will continue to crumble. The bottom line is local qualified people need to be viewed as an asset, instead of enemies of the administration. If things do not change and soon, Bradford County will continue to lose great teachers to other counties who will reap the benefits, becoming stronger while we get weaker and weaker. Sincerely, Stephanie Scott Bradford County Resident and Former Bradford County Teacher 4B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section • Thursday, July 7, 2016 Appointments Open for ALL AthletesTeam Appointments Available Sports Physicals June • July • August Comprehensive full exams by Primary Care Providers Same day scheduling for appointments And it’s all FREE! at Starke Office: 550 W. Georgia Street (904) 364-2900 Bradford Courthouse JailMcMahon St. Hwy 301 N. Georgia St. EMS PALMS MEDICAL GROUP Leadership failing BC schools in hiring and promotion Letters BHS grad Yates discovers passion for rowing at UF Kelsey Yates and the members of the Florida boat that took silver at the ACRA National Championship Regatta. Pictured (l-r): coach Chris Tippin, Jessica Kulenguski, Alexa Bravo, Ilene Morgan, Lori Purvis, Kaylin Ingram, Sam Rubin, Emily Schofield, Claudia Aez and Yates. Photos provided by Kelsey Yates. ABOVE: Kelsey Yates and her 8+ boat during training at Lake Wauberg. Pictured (lr): Jessica Kulenguski, Alexa Bravo, Ilene Morgan, Lori Purvis, Kaylin Ingram, Sam Rubin, Emily Schofield, Claudia Aez and Yates. LEFT: Yates is pictured on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia after a race at the Dad Vail Regatta. See YATES, 5B


Iva Cox RAIFORD— Iva Jean “Sally” Sapp Cox, 86 of Raiford died on Friday, July 1, 2016 after an extended illness. She was born in Jacksonville to the late Looney A. Sapp and Myrtle Yarbrough Sapp of Raiford. After graduating from Union County she moved to Jacksonville where she was employed in various accounting positions. She returned to Raiford in 1966 and began to work with the Union County School Board where she retired. She was a Christian and she was preceded in death by: her husband, Fred A. Cox; son, Jimmy Cox; brothers, Herman, Bill and Leonard Sapp; sisters, Berniece Sapp Culver, Iris Sapp Davis and Audrey Sapp Abell. She is survived by: daughter, Janet (John) Harrison; step-daughter, Virginia Dale Thomas; daughterin-law, Joyce (Larry) Cox Crawford; eight grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren; and two great greatgrandchildren; sister, Flora (David) Sapp Hartsfield of Texas; sister-inlaws, Vernelle Barnett Sapp, Opha June Moore Sapp; and brother-inlaw, Rich (Diane) Abell. Funeral services were held on July 6 at Pine Level Baptist Church in Starke with Bro. Roman Alvarez officiating. Burial followed at Sapp Cemetery in Raiford. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler. Shawn Lee Shawn Lee STARKE—Shawn Robert Lee, age 39, of Starke passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016. He was born in Gainesville on July 19, 1976 to Penny Sue Matney Lee and the late Joe Edward Lee. Shawn was a lifelong resident of Starke where he graduated from Bradford High School in 1994. Shortly after graduation, Shawn started his career at SMI Joist in Starke where he was a welder, forklift driver, and later became a shift supervisor. Shawn was very talented with his hands and was able work on air conditioning units and pools. Shawn met the love of his life, Jennifer Mizell, while attending a social function and after six happy years together, they were married on Nov. 12, 2013. Shawn was a devoted husband, loving son and grandson, and a friend to all who knew him. He attended Harvest of Christ Central in Starke and was currently employed at Veritas Steel in Palatka where he assisted in building bridges. Shawn was an avid Florida State football fan who enjoyed fishing, tubing, all boating activities, golfing, traveling, and watching NASCAR racing. He also enjoyed sleeping, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Shawn was preceded in death by: his father, Joe Edward Lee. Shawn is survived by: his loving spouse of two years, Jennifer L. Lee of Starke; his mother, Penny Sue Lee of Starke; his paternal grandparents, Gladys Lee of Starke, and Ralph Lee of Live Oak; his maternal grandparents, Beverly and James Matney, Sr. of McKinney, TX; his niece, Savannah Murray; his cousins, David Lee and Jessica Matney; his aunt, Debbie Wallace; his uncle, James Matney, Jr., Jimmy and Johnny Lee; his sisters-inlaw, Kristen (Buddy) Newman and Shannon Ray; his Dalmatian, P.K. Lee, who he loved like a child; his lifelong friends who were like brothers, Thomas Jones, Daryn Gay, Paul Smith, and many more friends that he loved like brothers and sisters; and many nephews and cousins who he loved dearly. A Celebration of Shawn’s Life will be held on Friday, July 8 at 3:00 pm at Harvest of Christ Central in Starke with Pastor Kyle Harrison officiating. Interment will follow at Crosby Lake Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 7 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke, Fl. 904-964-5757. Visit to sign the family’s guest book. PAID OBITUARY Eileen Raley Eileen Raley THERESSA— Eileen Ida Raley received her wings on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at her home in Theressa. Born May 28, 1936 in Minot, ND, Eileen grew up on a farm with dairy cows and grain crops. She had various chores and responsibilities on the farm, but always talked about milking the cows by hand. It was on the farm that she began her seventeen-year relationship with one of the workhorses – Roxy. Roxy would become her horse, and was her ride to and from the schoolhouse. It always put a smile on her face talking about their adventures together. After graduating high school in May 1954, Eileen married but divorced shortly after. She decided to take a trip to California with her brother, Howard Alvstad, who was in the Navy. It was there she met Luther Douglas “Doug” Raley, a fellow Navy man from Alabama, who was also stationed there. Doug and Eileen married on March 9, 1962 and moved to Florida. Doug and Eileen adopted two children, Michael in 1962 and Shelley in 1965. Together they built Raley’s Grocery in 1974. Eileen worked in the store until it was sold in 1978. Eileen loved family, friends, bingo, and dancing. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Doug Raley; her mother, Ida Frey; and her son, Michael Raley. She is survived by: her daughter, Shelley Raley Reddish; two granddaughters, Dakota Reddish and Stephanie (John Ellisor) Raley; and two great-grandsons, Preston Daugherty and Wyatt Ellisor, all of Starke. Graveside services for Eileen were held July 6 at Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, with Pastor Ken Weaver officiating. Thank you for celebrating Eileen’s life with us. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, 140 North Main Street, High Springs, FL 32643. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 340 E. Walker Dr. Keystone Heights. 352473-3176. PAID OBITUARY Morris Sparks LAKE BUTLER—Morris Dean “Deano aka Punky” Sparks, 65, of Lake Butler died Sunday, June 26, 2016. He was born in Mullens, WV to the late Madelyn Pugh and Wirt “Cash” Sparks. He lived in Union County for over 40 years, after moving from Itmann, WV to Gainesville, and settling in Lake Butler. He worked for Florida Hydrocarbons Natural Gas Refinery in Brooker and was a saved Christian. He was preceded in death by: wife, Shannon Munden Sparks; brother, Robert “Bob” Clay; and sister, Kathy “Cissy” Betancourt. He is survived by: daughter, Deanna Marie Griffis of Lake Butler; son, Jason Dean Sparks of St. Augustine; brothers, Franklin Felix “Tink” Sparks of Providence, Jack Gale Sparks of Starke; sister, Susan Elaine “Bug” Sparks of Gainesville; four grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. The family will hold a celebration of life at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Archer Funeral Home. Connor Wheeler Connor Wheeler LAWTEY— Connor “Little Boot” Chase Wheeler, age 20, of Lawtey passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Gainesville on Oct. 31, 1995 and was a property preservationist working for Black Cattle Ranch. Connor loved being outdoors; he enjoyed fishing and was an avid turkey and deer hunter. He also enjoyed being with his family and friends along with listening to rap music while riding in his truck. Connor had “great” heart, always helping others and was a very lovable young man. He was preceded in death by: his brother, Joseph Chase Wheeler; and his grandfather, Fred Wheeler. Survivors are: his daughter, Paislee Riyan Wheeler; parents, Stefan and Kimberly (Crawford) Wheeler; a sister, Taylor Dawn Wheeler; the love of his life, Charlotte Marie Carter; maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Kathy Crawford all of Lawtey; and paternal grandparent, Sylvia Wheeler of Starke; two nieces, Kolby and Emmy; and a loving cousin he thought of as a brother, Randall Willard Wheeler, Jr. Also left behind are numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Funeral services were held June 30 with Pastor Danny Boyed officiating. Interment followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Connor’s daughter, Paislee Riyan Wheeler c/o Charlotte Marie Carter, 21116 NE 43rd Ave., Lawtey, FL 32058. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home, 620 Nona St. Starke, FL 32091. www. 904-9646200. 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Card of Thanks Steven Toms We want to thank the Bradford High School Class of 2016 and the staff for remembering our Steven at the graduation ceremony on June 10th. We miss our youngest child deeply and appreciate all the support from the school as well as his classmates and friends. Our Steven would by turning 18 on July 10th and we know he is celebrating in Heaven. We continue to grieve daily but are comforted knowing Steven trusted in God and is safe in His presence. We ask that everyone reading this think of eternity and where each of you will spend it. For we never know how long our life on take a day for granted. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Love and miss you, Mom, Dad, Jake, Stacey, Justin, Brittany, Sylvia and Katlin Card of Thanks Meet of Champions with times of 48.70 and 47.9, respectively. He broke a 34-year-old record at the U.S. Track and Field Southern California Masters Championships by running the 400m in 47.69 (the previous record was 48.3) and also set a meet record in the 200m with a time of 20.63. Jones also won the gold medal in the 200m at the USTAF National Club Championships, posting a time of 20.61 to beat out Olympian Winston George. At the USTAF Masters Outdoor Championships in Jacksonville, Jones won the 100m, 200m and 400m for his age group. During this past track season, Jones won the 200m at the California College Invitational with a time of 20.77 and bested the Long Beach State Invitational record in the 200m with a time of 20.75. That broke the previous record of 20.90, which was set in 2010. Jones ran the 200m in 20.49 at the Triton Invitational, breaking a stadium record. Now, Jones is attempting to represent the U.S. in the Olympics. He admitted he’d be at a loss for words if he is able to accomplish that. No matter what happens, though, Jones is committed to the sport of running. He’s done at the collegiate level, but said there are opportunities out there to take advantage of. “I’m going to keep running for the love of it and see what happens,” he said. If you would like to read more about Jones, the Orange County Register published a story in August 2015 that can be accessed online via Type “Stirley Jones” into the search bar. The story is titled: “Against the wind: How did a world-class runner like Stirley Jones start sprinting for Anaheim’s Bristol University? It’s a long story.” JONES Continued from 1B team couldn’t do so. “He had to train 30-something novices as well as keep pushing his varsity team to get better and better,” Yates said. “I swear, he is the most dedicated man. He’s like a father to us.” That seems only natural since Yates and her fellow rowers feel like family. She can’t wait to see them again when they return to school and begin training for the fall season. “I miss my boat,” Yates said. “They’re my sisters. I still talk to them all the time. We tell each other almost every day how much we miss each other.” Yates can’t imagine what college would be like without rowing. She said she probably would’ve joined a sorority and perhaps a club soccer team as well (she played soccer at BHS). Instead, she discovered a passion she is eager to tell others about. “I can go on and on talking about it,” Yates said. “I love explaining the different parts of a boat and just everything about it.” Yes, it requires a lot of work and involves a fair amount of pain and suffering, but to Yates, there’s no better feeling. “There’s just nothing like being in a boat that’s completely set, just gliding through the water, especially on early mornings when the water is so flat and so clear,” Yates said. “It’s like flying on water.” YATES Continued from 4B Kelsey Yates wears the medals she earned during by Cliff Smelley.


It’s kind of like school, but not like school, which is the way Santa Fe College Andrews Center director Cheryl Canova envisioned the program when she created it. “We give kids a break from the high pressures of testing and having to score high,” Canova said. “They can learn and have fun.” More than 30 children enrolled in this year’s program, which consisted of 11 classes that gave children the chance to cook, create art out of recycled materials, make puppets and more. In Can You Build It, one of the activities involved constructing a container to hold and protect an egg. The containers were then dropped from the second-story window of the Santa Fe Cultural Building to determine if the containers could indeed keep the eggs inside from breaking. Another class had children using eggs in more common ways, as they donned their chef hats and went into the Andrews Center kitchen to bring recipes to life in Iron Chef Kids. Many children at that age may not know their way around a kitchen, but the only way to learn is by doing. Godwin, who taught that class as well, gave students the opportunity to do just that. One day, students were working on trying to complete three recipes before the 50-minute class was over, with Godwin proclaiming, “You guys are seriously iron chefs today. You’re cooking like crazy.” “The way I teach the cooking class is I pretty much give them directions, and I let them do it,” Godwin said. “I think a lot of times we don’t trust them enough. I just let them go.” The end result is more than just a delicious dish. “I just love seeing that their confidence is built by doing it themselves,” Godwin said. In the process of that handson involvement, a child may do something he or she has never done before, or possibly eat something he or she never has before. Godwin said one of her Iron Chef Kids students had never eaten tomatoes until the class made taco salads. The result? The student proclaimed, “These are great!” “I was like, ‘That makes me so happy,’” Godwin said. “He had never experienced that before.” Sheffield said that is the challenge those involved with the Jr. College for Kids program face: giving children new experiences so the program always has an appeal. “We’ve tried to switch it up a big so our program doesn’t stay the same each year,” Sheffield said, adding, “We don’t like to do the same activities. We like for the kids to be excited whenever they come.” Sometimes, children who have gone through College for Kids and are too old to participate anymore return as volunteers. Gillenwaters said he couldn’t think of a more fun way to earn volunteer hours. “It makes you feel good,” Sheffield said. “It makes you feel like you’re doing something right because if they didn’t like what this program was about, then they would not come and volunteer so much of their time.” The older-kids version of College for Kids is MondayFriday, July 11-15, from 8 a.m. until 11:50 a.m. Course offerings include Cool Crafts, Jewelry Design, Minute to Win It, CSI: Starke and Welcome to Fruity Fun (making treats with a twist). An afternoon (12:30-4:30 p.m.) Exploring Science Camp will also be offered (see related story). The cost to enroll in College for Kids is $80. To register and see a full list of course offerings, please visit the Andrews Center (MondaysThursdays 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m.-4 p.m.), or call 904-9645382. You may also register online via 6B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section • Thursday, July 7, 2016 • Seeking experienced construction laborers and heavy equipment operators for our crews located in North Florida. • Equipment such as Wheel loader, Dozer, Excavator, Off-Road Trucks, Skid Steer Loaders, Graders and like equipment. • Must be able to pass a drug test. • Must learn and follow safety regulations.To apply please contact: or apply at 386-496-3867NOW HIRINGCDL DRIVERS NEEDED Don’t let your tree issue become a tree problem!Fully Insured LEFT: Savanna Trollinger poses for her portrait, while Carson Smith mans the camera in the Shutterbug class. BELOW LEFT: Savanna Trollinger takes her turn behind the camera, with the help of instructor Brenda Thornton. CFK Continued from 2B ABOVE RIGHT: Jackson Allen (left) and Ian Scott construct a container to protect an egg when dropped from a second-story window in Can You Build It? RIGHT: Carrie Frysinger (left) and Racheal Bloodsworth run to check on whether or not their egg survied the drop. RIGHT: Reganne Robinson (left) and Abbie Markham work on art projects. BELOW RIGHT: Jayla Reed (left) and Harley Swilley measure out Rice Krispies for treats in Iron Chef Kids. Gaven Perry, with teacher Marlissa Rosier looking on, break when dropped from a second-story window. Harley Swilley (left) and Chloie Geiger learn the art of in the Puppets in Motion class. Lena Mendoza plays hopscotch in Off the Wall.


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which children can eat their results. They made their own ice cream and slushies, utilizing plastic bags, ice, salt and a lot of muscle power as they shook and shook the ingredients in an effort to freeze them. One such edible experiment led to one of the funniest comments Ricker heard during the week: “I ate a comet.” “Comets in the real world are rock, dust, ice and different gasses, so we did brown Oreos for dust, blonde Oreos for rocks and ice cream for the ice on the body of the comet,” Ricker said. “We put it in dry ice to freeze. As soon as class was over, they got to go outside and eat it.” Though there are opportunities to eat and simply just have a lot of fun, that doesn’t mean the children aren’t exposed to and actually getting a grasp of some difficult concepts. Ricker described how students stood in a circle and —using just one hand — accepted a Popsicle stick from one person and passed it onto the next, with the continuous activity and passing of sticks representing how electrons move between atoms to create electricity. “It took a concept that most people don’t even touch until college and brought it down to a secondand third-grade level,” Ricker said. “You’re the atom. Pass this electron around. Learn how a circuit works.” Students then built their own simple circuits to power small light bulbs. “That’s electrical engineering — building circuits,” Ricker said. “For them to get it and consistently learn and remember and be able to build their own — that kind of surprised me last year and again this year.” The camp was open to children who are rising first-, second-, thirdand fourth-graders. Another Exploring Science Camp will be offered MondayFriday, July 11-15, from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. for children in the same age range and including those who are entering the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grades. So why should a child consider attending? Ricker said Exploring Science takes all the fun things from science classes in regular school and eliminates the not-sofun things. “Everybody likes their science class at some point,” Ricker said. “It’s usually on the days you get to do the really fun experiments. Well, we cut out all the middle stuff and just do all the fun experiments. “Yes, you’re going to learn, but you won’t even know you’re learning. You’re going to be having so much fun doing it.” Ricker would love to see the joy of Exploring Science carry over into the children’s school science classes. She said if the experience simply helps a child answer one extra question about science in class, then the Santa Fe program has had a positive impact. “If they can bring a little dose of that excitement back to their actual science class, that would be awesome,” Ricker said. To find out more about the July 11-15 camp or to register, please visit the Andrews Center (Mondays-Thursdays 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m.-4 p.m.), or call 904-964-5382. You may also register online via 8B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section • Thursday, July 7, 2016 Y M C K Y M C K THE BREAKTHROUGH IN NANOSCIENCE IS BRINGING Y OU CLOSER TO MORE NA TURAL HEARING THAN EVER BEFORE. rfn tbrr rrfn tnrrb CALL TOD A Y for a FREE DEMONSTRA TION of an INCREDIBLE and INVISIBLE hearing aid tha t could improve y our hearing IMMEDIA TEL Y! fr 50% off MSRP WHY BUY A HEARING AID OFF THE SHELFWHEN Y OU CAN HA VE ONE MADE CUSTOM JUST FOR Y OU! The Santa Fe College Andrews Center’s planned LEGO Robotics Camp for Monday-Friday, July 18-22, is now open to children of younger ages. The camp, which will be held at the Stump Center from 9 a.m. until noon, was originally open to 12-15-year-olds, but is now open to 9-11-year-olds as well. The cost is $89. Please register by visiting the Andrews Center or calling 904964-5382. You may also register online via Santa Fe LEGO Robotics Camp offered July 18-22 Joshua Perry looks at microscope. SCIENCE Continued from 1B a whole lotta as Gabriel Perry makes a slushie. RIGHT: Nicole Crawford, with some help from counselor in training Rachel Ricker, brushes the teeth of Suki.

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