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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS

81st Year, Vol. 18 Winner of 10 state awards for journalism excellence in 2009



BCHS grad signs to

play for St. Johns River

Community College
Seepage 13


62 apply

in quest

for new

manager
JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
This week Baker County
commissioners will review 62
resumes from applicants seek-
ing to replace County Manager
Joe Cone, who announced his
retirement last April.
Among the hopefuls are sev-
en men and one woman with
ties to Baker County, either by
residence or employment. They
include engineers, business pro-
fessionals, government workers
and small business owners.
Commissioners haven't
voiced a preference as to
whether the next county man-
ager should be required to live
here, but rather that he or she is
qualified for the job.
The position requires a
bachelor's degree and six years
of senior level management ex-
perience, according to an adver-
tisement for the vacancy.
All the local candidates
appear to have the requisite
management experience. Two
resumes, however, don't list
bachelor's degrees those of
IT logistics director Greg Shep-
pard and property manager
Cherill Mobley.
Mr. Cone narrowed the over-
all list of applicants to about 30
by excluding those "not even
remotely qualified," he said at
the commission's August 16
meeting.
Nonetheless, the board opted
to review all the applicants and
recommend a dozen or so for
discussion at the next commis-
sion meeting. It will be Septem-
ber 7 at 5:00 pm, 55 N. 3rd St.
in Macclenny.
Advertisements for the post
also asked that candidates have,
"knowledge of budget/finance,
human resources, purchasing,
intergovernmental relations,
planning and general county
operations; strong interper-
sonal skills and commitment to
team management and citizen
participation/service."
The county manager's sal-
ary will be negotiated with the
county commission, but the
pay scale was advertised at be-
tween $70,000 to $90,0000.
Mr. Cone said he receives about
$89,000 a year plus vehicle and
cell phone reimbursements.
Here's a close look at the
qualifications of the eight local
applicants:
See page 2)


New school

year means

tighter caps

on class sizes

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Few glitches as school year begins

A dozen BCHS classrooms still without AC


JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
A dozen classrooms at Baker
County High School were still
without air conditioning as the
school year kicked off August
23.
The final phase of a multi-
million-dollar overhaul of the
schools heating, ventilation and
cooling system has been ongo-
ing all summer for buildings 7,
12 and 15.
It's on schedule and expected
for completion in October.
BCHS principal Tom Hill
said the first day of the 2010-11
school year went well, although
more students than usual
showed up to enroll on opening
day.
The parents of about 30 teens
spent the first period filling out
paperwork and getting other in-
formation from the front office.
Usually only a handful register
on the first day of school.
"Scheduling is really busy
right now," Mr. Hill said the fol-
lowing day.
The school district rented
a number of portable AC units
for use at the high school, but
one unit per classroom wasn't
enough to keep temperatures
down.
"It was honestly warmer
in the room with the unit go-
ing than it was outside in the
hallway," said the second-year
principal.
Two units will be used in


PHOTOS BY KELLEY LANNIGAN AND JOEL ADDINGTON
Clockwise from above: Stormy Holton, instructional assistant at the middle
school, makes sure students get their yearly planners. Verna Midgett gets
the first lunch of the new school year ready in the middle school cafeteria.


some classrooms without AC
and students will rotate through
classrooms with the units dur-
ing the planning periods of
teachers regularly assigned to
those rooms.
"We're in a little bit of flux,"
Mr. Hill said.
Sixty-six of the schools 78
classrooms have air condition-
ing.
The middle school's opening
day, by comparison, was much
less hectic. The only malfunc-
tion: the timer for the school's


bakercountypress.com


ONLINE POLL RESULTS
Should the county adopt an EMS assess-
ment on property tax bills to cover losses
of about $300,000 from unpaid bills?


23.8% YES

76.2% NO


automatic bell wasn't work-
ing.
BCMS principal Sherry
Barrett blamed a lighting
strike three weeks ago and
said the bell will be activated
manually until a replacement
part arrives.
"We had a fantastic first
day," she said. '"The students
came back to school so excit-
ed and the teachers were ex-
cited too. It was the smooth-
See page 4


Pummels

daughter

over salt

on a steak
A Sanderson man was ar-
rested for domestic battery on
his 17-year-old daughter the
evening of August 20.
The teen, who suffered facial
bruising, told police her father
turned violent after accusing
her of sprinkling salt on the
steak she was preparing for
him.
Deputy Matt Sigers said
neighbors called police after
seeing the father and daugh-
ter exit their mobile home off
Emily's Way into a yard where
the father repeatedly struck the
victim.
The officer found the teen
crouched and crying near the
front of the residence.
"My dad is drunk and he
thinks I put salt on his steak
but I didn't so he got mad and
started a fight with me," said
the daughter, adding she had
been hit on the face and that her
father attempted to choke her.
The accused was interviewed
at a nearby residence and ini-
tially said he had only cursed at
his daughter, then admitted to
striking her.
"... she got smart with me
and, yea, I did slap her upside
the head a little bit," he is quot-
ed as saying in the incident re-
port. Deputy Sigers noted that
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Eight locals among applicants


((From page 1
Ed Preston
Mr. Preston has been the di-
rector of Baker County's plan-
ning and zoning department
since 2006.
He received a bachelor's de-
gree in urban planning from
Jacksonville University in 1981
and resides in Jacksonville's
Springfield neighborhood.
Mr. Preston has worked for
the Northeast Florida Regional
Council as the nonprofit regional
planning organization's chief
planner and for the City of Jack-
sonville's emergency prepared-
ness division as a senior planner.
Before that he worked for a
number of for-profit planning
firms including his own consult-
ing firm in the 1990s.
"The board knows that in the
four years I have served as plan-
ning and zoning director, bal-
ancing competing interests and
reaching consensus on complex
issues of development has been
my hallmark," Mr. Preston wrote
in his cover letter.
He included with his resume
three letters of recommendation
- from Jim McGauley, publisher
and managing editor of The
Press, the school district's facili-
ties director Denny Wells and the
City of Macclenny's assistant city
manager Roger Yarbrough.

Greg Sheppard
Mr. Sheppard's resume de-
scribes his 28 years of experi-
ence in "global delivery, busi-
ness analysis, project execution
including new business/cus-
tomer implementations, project
management and international
team management" with an em-
phasis on "global supply chain
management, third-party logis-
tics, domestic and international
freight, manufacturing and US
Department of Defense service
industries."
Since 2000 he's worked for
Neptune Orient Lines [NOL] in
Jacksonville as the director of an
IT logistics group.
The Sanderson resident also
spent 15 years Columbia Re-
search Corporation in Lexington
Park, Maryland as a senior con-
sultant. He holds certifications in
IT service management and pro-
fessional project management.


Thomas Volz
Mr. Volz started serving as the
sheriffs department's victim ad-
vocate and background investi-
gator in May 2009 after working
in real estate and construction
since 2002.
The Macclenny resident
graduated from Western Ken-
tucky University in 1999 with a
bachelor of arts degree and holds
Florida real estate and contractor
licenses.
His resumes also shows he's
worked as a chain restaurant
manager, an account executive
for a wine and liquor distributor
and an account executive with
UPS.
"My experiences are extensive
and diverse," reads Mr. Volz's
cover letter. "I maintain an all-
around management style with
exceptional leadership, presen-
tation, training, development,
communication and team build-
ing skills."

David Richardson
Mr. Richardson began his ca-
reer as an attendance officer for
the school district in 1988 after
graduating from the University of
Florida with a sociology degree.
The Glen St. Mary resident
has spent 28 years with the coun-
ty's Emergency Medical Services
[EMS] department, which he
leads today as director emergen-
cy services.
Mr. Richardson, a 1981 BCHS
graduate, is certified as a fire fire-
fighter and paramedic.
He holds certificates from
Florida State University in public
and supervisory management,
and a master's degree in public
administration from the Univer-
sity of North Florida.
Mr. Richardson owned and
managed the Baker County Saw
and Mower Shop in Macclenny
for five years before selling the
business in 2002.
"Managing are large county
department has allowed expo-
sure to and understanding of
county processes, employee is-
sues, payroll, discipline, budget-
ing, planning, grants, purchasing
and policy review only to name a
few. I believe my familiarity with
the various departments and of-
ficials in Baker County has also
given me a good sense of the di-
rection the county is heading,"


Mr. Richardson wrote in his let-
ter to the board.

Tracy Lamb
Ms. Lamb owns Value Driven
LLC, a Glen St. Mary business
appraisal company.
The 1999 Jacksonville Univer-
sity graduate is a member of the
American Institute of Appraisers,
Institute of Business Appraisers,
National Center for Employee
Ownership, Estate Planning
Council of Northeast Florida and
National Association of Certified
Valuation Analysts.
She holds a bachelor's degree
in finance and economics.
The Glen resident spent nine
years at the Jacksonville-based
boutique business valuation firm
Sheldrick, McGehee & Kohler
LLC and one year building a
valuation practice in Jacksonville
for the national accounting firm
RSM McGladrey, Inc.
"After doing appraisals for sev-
eral years, I began to train other
appraisers and take on more of a
managerial capacity," her cover
letter states. "So not only have I
honed my project management
skills, but also employee man-
agement."

CJ. Thompson
Mr. Thompson, a Blue Cross
Blue Shield program manager for
more than six years, described
himself as "a highly effective, re-
sults-oriented leader with broad
experience in program manage-
ment, strategic planning and
budgeting," according to his re-
sume.
The Macclenny resident ob-
tained a master's degree in busi-
ness administration from Florida
State University in 2004 and a
bachelor's degree in finance the
previous year.


Mr. Thompson is chairman of
the county's Land Planning Agen-
cy and has a seat on the Northeast
Florida Regional Council.
He's also been appointed to
a number of local and regional
advisory groups like the coun-
ty's Public Safety Coordinating
Council and Jacksonville Trans-
portation Authority's Regional
Transportation Study Advisory
Panel.
His public sector experience
includes a stint with the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection in Tallahassee as an
assistant contract manager from
2001 to 2004.
"My experience as a program
manager ... has required me to
manage multiple project teams
simultaneously; consistently
providing the leadership neces-
sary to ensure success," reads
Mr. Thompson's cover letter. "In
addition, my dedication and will-
ingness to serve Baker County
in any capacity needed over the
last several years highlights my
passion and commitment to the
betterment of our county."
He submitted four letters of
recommendation from Mer-
cantile Bank president John
Kennedy, the City of Macclenny's
City Manager Gerald Dopson,
state representative Janet Ad-
kins and Brian Teeple, director
of the Northeast Florida Regional
Council.

Cherill Mobley
Mr. Mobely graduated from
BCHS in 1959 before joining
the Marine Corps and serving
as an anti-tank weapons opera-
tor, driver, assistant gunner and
shooting coach, among other du-
ties.
He left the military in 1963 as
a corporeal to work for a paper


company in St. Mary's, GA. In
the early 1970s the Macclenny
resident served as a police officer
for the City of Macclenny.
The bulk of Mr. Mobley's ca-
reer was spent as a loan officer at
the former Citizens Bank of Mac-
clenny and he now manages a
400-plus-acre hunting preserve
and rental properties.
He also serves on the Council
on Aging's governing board.

Kevin Shell
Mr. Shell has been a transpor-
tation engineer for 35 years work-
ing with the Florida Department
of Transportation in early 1980s
and a host of private firms since,
most recently Ayers and Associ-
ates of Jacksonville.
The Macclenny resident holds
a bachelor's degree in civil engi-
neering from the University of
Dayton in Ohio and is a member
of the American Society of Civil
Engineers and American Society
of Highway Engineers.
He's been serving on one of
the county's comprehensive plan
update committees and the St.
Mary's River Management Com-
mittee.
"I have considerable relevant


work experience ... In particu-
lar, during the work I performed
on the Better Jacksonville Plan
and numerous FDOT projects, I
worked closely with many mu-
nicipal and state officials," Mr.
Shell wrote in his letter to com-
missioners.


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Service fee for EMS needed


IMPRESSIONS

Jim McGauley
Nobody likes "fee for service"
costs above what they already
pay in property taxes. Nobody,
except people who pay taxes and
want to saddle those who don't
with some of the cost.
Such is the case with pending
fees to help close the deficit in the
county's emergency medical ser-
vices [EMS] department. It's cur-
rently running about $300,000
short on an annual budget of $1.4
million.
The county commission is
poised to make a decision soon
on EMS fees and should not be
skittish when it does so. Rescue
services are vital to the commu-
nity, the department here has an
excellent reputation and EMS is
a prime example of a government
operation that begs for subsidy
by fee.
Everyone should be involved,
much the same as they are for the
garbage and fire fees currently
assessed.
Based on figures that have
been juggled around so far, the
fee could range between $30-
$50 a year depending on partici-
pation levels by residents of Glen
St. Mary and Macclenny. They
would be assessed on a per-resi-
dential parcel basis. Commercial
property would not be involved.
Making EMS more self-fund-
ing also frees up money for the
county to use elsewhere, and
there's no shortage of "else-
wheres" in other departments
that do not lend themselves to
fee-based revenues.
It's not unreasonable to ask
people to kick in $40 or $50 a
year roughly the cost of a night
out for two to keep a rescue
service fiscally healthy. If you


need a rescue ambulance some-
time during the year, you or your
insurance company will be liable
for the other charges involved, of
course.
In the case of people enrolled
in government plans like Medi-
care and Medicaid and there's
more of them all the time the


annual fee is pretty much all
they'll pay anyway. It's a bargain,
my friends.
User fees are criticized, many
times correctly, as "sneaky taxes."
In the case of Baker County EMS,
that is not the case. They will go
directly to shore up a deficit in
a much-needed government


service that runs efficiently and
merits the support of everyone
living in the county.
The commission need not shy
away from enacting them and
taking a leadership role convinc-
ing Macclenny and Glen St. Mary
boards to do the same.


Profit motive trumps


clean St. Johns River


THE BACK

PORCH
Kelley Lannigan
An article in a recent online
edition of the Florida Times-


A summer of unfulfilled grand 'to do' plans


MY SIDE OF

THE MATTER
ROBERT GERARD
I'm bleary-eyed and grumpy.
No, that's not the way I always
am. I'm bleary-eyed and grumpy
because summer is officially over
and I am back at work.
It's a strange thing about sum-
mer. I always start it with so many
grand plans, and then when I
evaluate those grand plans at the
end of the summer hardly any of
them have been completed.
Somehow, I don't think I'm
alone in that, but it feels that
way.
Here are some of the things
that were on my To Do list.
Replace the back door.
The back door has slowly dete-
riorated as something chewed on
the bottom. We worried it might


be termites, but the pest control
guy said it was ants in search of
water. I had no idea that thirsty
ants could eat wood.
Ants must be the supermen
of bugs if they can eat wood as
well as leaves and stuff. With
the amount of damage they've
done to my door, they must have
had ant construction crews out
at night with cranes and dump
trucks and portable lights. At
2:00 am my back porch must
resemble the construction on US
90.
My door remains in place
without the least bit of work done
on it by me and a ton of work
done on it by the ants.
I like to think of it as a work
in progress. Unfortunately, on
my end there has been plenty of
progress and no work.
I also intended to lose weight.
I am in the Baker County Com-
munity Theatre's production


of Lend Me a Tenor and really
didn't want audiences to think it's
Moby Dick the great white whale
up there on stage, so I endeavored
to lose weight.
This falls under the category of
plenty of work and no progress.
I cut out soft drinks. I ate
healthy foods. I got up early in
the morning and walked. I even
bought some of those fancy
shape up exercise shoes with the
tapered soles that are supposed
to tone you up.
Right.
All they did was make me sea-
sick.
I thought the pounds would
just fall off of me like they did
when I was in my thirties. I did
basically the same thing back
then and lost 30 pounds in six
weeks. Now it's the end of the
summer I don't look any differ-
ent. I can't manage to explain that
except that I'm being punished
for gloating back in my thirties.
I also intended to fix our
bathroom tub.
One of our first purchases as
a married couple was a wonder-
ful cast iron and porcelain claw-


footed tub from the 1920s. This
gigantic thing weighs about 150
pounds and still has the original
fittings.
Therein lies the rub, as Shake-
speare would say.
It is almost impossible to get
fixtures from the 1920s. They are
as dead and gone as Al Capone.
For years I postponed actu-
ally hooking up my tub because I
couldn't find the fixtures. Finally,
I gave in and bought modern fix-
tures.
But oddly enough, whether
it's 1925 or 2010, one simple fact
remains. Plumbing isn't going to
fix itself. There are no plumbing
fairies that come like ants in the
middle of the night. If they were
ants, the work would be done and
they would be doing the back-
stroke in my bubble bath.
Instead there's me, and the
tub remains a large repository for
dirty clothes.
Isn't that odd how certain
home fixtures and appliances
seem to attract clothes?
My son has a football table. He
probably hasn't played a game
of football in five years because


Facebook fans

'What you had to say..:


We asked our Facebook fans Au-
gust23, "Now that the firstschool day
is behind us, how did itgo for the kids?
the parents?" Here's what you had to
say...
Katie Elizabeth Hutcheson: "The
7 periods of school at BCHS is so hor-
rible. The administrators are too strict.
And this is my senior year, I was look-
ing forward to it. Now I want it over
and done with."
Ryan Bellovich: "This was like the
worst first day of school that I have
ever had and this is my senior year. No


air conditioning in most classes and
no one knew what to do or where to
go. Everything was so chaotic. But I'm
glad that I don't have to stay there for
a full day. I feel sorry for the kids that
do though.
Melissa Pelfrey: "Lines at Westside
were almost an hour long for pickup."
Aaron Scott: "Surely, surely, surely
there is a faster way to pick up your
children! I very much appreciate the
great safety precautions our schools
take with our children, but when it
take 30 minutes in line to pick up your
child, that's not only a waste of school


he can't see it. It is covered with
clothes. I suggested to him that
he take it with him to his apart-
ment in Gainesville.
"Where would I put my
clothes?"
"Hmm? The closet?"
"Dad."
In a couple of weeks the table
will make its way to Gainesville
because he will discover that he
has nowhere to put his clothes in
the apartment.
We once owned a treadmill.
We used it briefly until we discov-
ered that it required you to sweat.
After that, we hung clothes on it.
In short, I seemed to have
accomplished very little this
summer. I lay around the house
watching the World Cup and
reading books. I made lists and
projects and then ignored them.
I watched television and visited
friends.
Now that I review my summer,
it actually sounds pretty good to
me. The ants certainly agree with
me. Out on the porch they are
giving me a thumbs up.
Or whatever ants use for
thumbs.


time, but a waste of your time, AND
the child's time! How about offering
valet pick up? We use fundraisers; why
not let parents pay $25 for priority
pick-up (good for a whole 9 weeks)?
Don't know how it would work, but I'd
want to do it! I'm betting if we brain-
stormed it together with the teachers
and administrators, we could come up
with a plan that ensured it didn't take
more than 5-10 minutes to pick up
your child all while ensuring the
safety of our children."
Come join us on Facebook. Go to
www.facebook.com and register to
create your own Facebook page. Then
search for the Baker County Press and
click the "like" link to join the fun.
We'd love to hear from you. You'll be
surprised by who you find.


Union described how a Putnam
County paper mill located near
Palatka is planning to build a
wastewater pipeline that will
empty into Rice Creek, which
flows into the St. Johns River.
According to the article, Rice
Creek is a stream that already
consists of mostly mill waste-
water and fails state water stan-
dards, even though a decade
ago equipment was installed to
counter cancer-causing dioxin
emissions.
Mill representatives sent re-
ports to state officials claiming
the creek is cleaner than a decade
ago, but admitting that it still
doesn't pass muster.
The woes of the St. Johns
River have been in the news a lot
lately. The once beautiful body of
water is polluted, in some parts,
terribly. I know. I've seen the evi-
dence myself.
Regarding this wastewater
pipeline, the St. Johns River
Keeper, a watchdog organization
that works to protect the river
and sound alarms about inappro-
priate industrial practices that
potentially threaten it, is far from
happy. In fact, the organization
has been protesting the building
of said pipeline for a number of
years.
The Times-Union reported
that at a recent Jacksonville City
Council meeting where the issue
came up, the mill's public affairs
manager stated: "If we're going
to meet water quality standards
consistently and reliably, it's re-
ally necessary to go ahead with
the pipeline."
Are they serious?
I don't get the concept of
dumping polluted industrial
wastewater into a creek to begin
with, under any circumstances.
It's my understanding that just
the water that runs off the sur-
face of the roads on which we
drive is hazardous to the envi-
ronment. To deliberately dump
the toxic by-product of industrial
processes into creeks and rivers
seems heinous.
Industry drives our society and
has made possible our standard
of living. We'd be hard pressed to
suddenly have to do without our
roads, but our approaches are
flawed if the natural world pays
a steep price.
In the mid-2oth Century, har-
nessing nuclear energy to meet
the energy needs of a growing
population made sense on the
one hand.
But putting the practice into
place without also developing an
adequate and safe procedure to
deal with the waste by-product
of spent fuel rods which are still
dangerously radioactive seemed
pure folly.
Yet, that's exactly what's been
done for decades. There never
has been a permanent solution,
only temporary stop gap mea-
sures. Most high-level nuclear
waste is sunk in cement holding
tanks in the ground that are filled
with boric acid. Not comforting,
given that this type of waste takes
several thousand years to become
stable and non-reactive. And we
create more and more of it as
the years go by. Free standing
cement bunkers are now being
utilized for storage because the
holding tanks are filling up.
There's a bottom line and it's
an unfortunate one: turning a
profit is clearly the priority and
what to do with the garbage
seems to always be an after-
thought.
In the meantime, if the mill
pipeline goes through, it's just
more of the same. Companies
seem to have no problem turning
a blind eye to the problems they
create. Being good stewards and
developing good housekeeping
measures matter little.
The St. Johns is in serious
trouble and it appears the story
will ultimately end badly.



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Primary election results...


SUV slams into postal carrier; 2 injured
Both drivers were seriously injured the morning of August 21 when the 2004 Ford SUV (right) collided with the
1999 Chevrolet SUV in the background on US 90 in east Glen St. Mary. Trooper Dan Myers of the Florida Highway
Patrol said both vehicles were eastbound about 10:30 when the Ford driven by Malissa Tubberville, 26, of Glen
failed to slow and struck the rear of the second vehicle driven by Jennifer Ann Martin, 33, also of Glen. Ms. Martin,
a carrier for the Glen post office, had slowed near the south shoulder to deposit mail on a roadside box. Both were
taken to the hospital and later released. Ms. Tubberville's 2-year-old son was in the vehicle with her but was not
injured. Trooper Myers charged her with careless driving.


Fraud, prescripti

Two accused of stealing


A Macclenny man was named
in a criminal complaint for steal-
ing prescribed morphine patches
intended for his ex-wife, and a
female accomplice is accused of
presenting false identification at
a local pharmacy to obtain the
prescription on August 14.
An employee at CVS Phar-
macy downtown confirmed that
Olgay Davis, 42, was the person
who picked up the patches that
evening, claiming to be Patricia
Stephens, 41, also of Macclenny.
Deputy Patrick McGauley said
the patches had been intended
for Ms. Stephens, and when Ms.
Davis brought them to her, seven
of the 10 were missing. Ms. Davis
later told the deputy that Mr. Ste-
phens took them.
The incident was reported on
August 19 by Gwendolyn Walls,
the mother of Ms. Stephens, and
Deputy McGauley's report notes
that Ms. Davis initially denied
picking up the patches from CVS,
then said she could not remem-
ber whose name she signed.
She apparently also showed
the victim's identification at the
time.
When the officer went to the
residence of Ms. Davis and Mr.
Stephens on Pine Oaks Circle,
he said the latter appeared to be
intoxicated or high on drugs with
slurred speech, poor balance and
the inability to remain awake.
In other recent cases:
Richard Pietrowski, 40, of
Macclenny was arrested for dis-
orderly intoxication the evening
of August 21 while a guest at the
Macclenny Travelodge.
Employee Denise Byrnes told
Deputy Brandon Kiser that Mr.
Pietrowski several times came to
the motel office creating a distur-
bance, once by tossing money at
her then attempting to hop over


Schools

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(From page 1
est first day we've had in a long,
long time."
The school's new band direc-
tor, Nancy Dee Waters, contrib-
uted to the first-day buzz too, by
walking the hallways before the
first bell playing a saxophone.
"The kids were excited by that.
We felt like we almost had a pa-
rade before school," Ms. Barrett
said.
Beyond the high school's
return to a seven-period class
schedule and a relocation of
the drop-off staging area at the
pre-K/kindergarten center to
East Boulevard, school routines
remained similar to last year's.
The move helped alleviate traffic
backups on South Boulevard and
South 6th Street.
"We had a really smooth open-
ing," said Superintendent Sherrie
Raulerson early this week. "You
worry about the changes, but
everybody's been flexible and
worked together. Everyone's
been just super."


a counter.
Motel guests also complained
about his behavior, and Deputy
Kiser said he told the suspect to
remain in his room and sober
up, only to see him shortly after
heading back to the office. He
was then arrested.
The officer said Mr. Pietrowski
acted in a self-destructive man-
ner while at the emergency room
at Fraser Hospital and on the way
to county jail.
Deputy McGauley charged
Judy Young, 52, of Macclenny
with a similar offense after she
became unruly while at a resi-
dence off North Boulevard the
evening of August 19.
Ms. Young several times re-
fused requests by the officer and
others to leave the premises, and
once under arrest she had to be
taken to the ground after refus-
ing to be handcuffed.
She was also charged with re-
sisting arrest.
Robert Baglin, 20, of Mac-
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Democrats Michael Conner
and Chris Rhoden were elimi-
nated along with Republican
Jeana Duval from the commis-
sion race.
Republican Jimmy Anderson
will face incumbent commis-
sioner Alex Robinson, a Demo-
crat, for the District 2 seat. They
were not included on the partisan
primary ballots.
Tuesday's election also re-
sulted in two new school board
members.
Artie Burnett defeated long-
time school board member Paul
Raulerson in the District 4 race
by only 171 votes.
Jesse Davis took the District
3 school board seat by an even
slimmer 52-vote margin, beating
fellow political newcomer Tina
Mobley.
The District 3 school board
race remained neck-and-neck
as Supervisor of Elections Nita
Crawford read aloud totals from
the county's nine precincts, one
by one as they came into the Mac-
clenny elections office.
Modem and telephone prob-
lems delayed some results, which
had to be hand delivered about
8:00 pm.
Mr. Davis, a Macclenny resi-
dent and insurance executive,
held a one-vote lead after results
were in from all but one pre-
cinct.
"We were really nervous," he
said later that evening. "But I
was always comfortable that win
or lose, I'm wasn't going to stop
serving the community."
He serves on the Land Plan-
ning Agency and Council on
Aging's board of directors.
The 34-year-old father of
three thanked Ms. Mobley a
property manager, bookkeeper
and sporting goods store man-
ager with deep roots in the com-
munity for running a spirited
race.
"She almost won," he said.
"But this [election] is a resound-
ing statement that the old guard
doesn't have the power that it
used to. A new guy like me can
come in with the right ideas and


convictions and the desire to
serve, and do it."
He hopes the primary results
will inspire others to seek public
office too.
"Maybe people who wanted to
run but didn't think they could
because they didn't have the right
family or they didn't have enough
money," said Mr. Davis. "This is
an inspiring moment for those
people. If I can do it, they can do
it. I hope people get that message.
We always need new leaders."
Mr. Burnett, 52, is also new to
public office.
"I'm happy things turned out
well and I appreciate the people
of Baker County giving me a vote


of confidence," said the correc-
tions officer and Glen St. Mary
resident.
"I realize it was a close vote,
but I hope people that supported
Mr. Paul [Raulerson] will allow
me to represent them just like
everyone else ... I feel like I have
some big shoes to fill. I hope I can
live up to the standard he's set
and continue to work with school
board members and administra-
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Baker County."
Ms. Crawford reported turn-
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TOWN OF GLEN ST. MARY


Proposed Glen budget holds the line
The Town of Glen St. Mary appears re- The difference is due to a $7000 reduction eral fund translated into a bookkeeping
solved this year to hold the line on spending in Glen's capital outlay spending next fiscal in total anticipated revenue to the tow
in light of shrinking revenues from the state year none is planned. The town recently $173,830, up from $168,530.
and other sources. used that allotment to purchase a new riding Utility taxes are the largest single sour.


The town council will not
vote on final approval of its Gene
2010-11 spending until later
next month, but the board spending
during its regular meeting
August 17 raised no objections dropped
and asked few questions when
Mayor Juanice Padgett pre- due to a la
sented it that evening.
In the general fund, to- Ou
tal spending is planned at
$173,490, down from the
amended current plan at $181,493 that ends
at the end of September.


ral fund
in Glen has

[by $7,000
ck of capital
iday.


lawn mower.
Mayor Padgett kept spend-
ing on most other major cat-
egories at the same levels as
this year. The largest category
on the expense side is salaries
of the town's three employees,
Mayor Padgett and the other
four council members.
They amount to nearly
$81,000 absent retirement and
payroll taxes.


On the revenue side, transfer of utility tax
income from sewer and water into the gen-


Son accused of forging mom


A Macclenny woman accused
her son of stealing four checks
and forging them for a total of
$1414 including a $70 fee for one
that bounced.
Shirley Smallwood said Zach-
ary Smallwood, 26, also of Mac-
clenny took the checks from a
business account and forged
them for amounts ranging be-
tween $279 to $400.
Deputy William Hilliard said
he telephoned the accused, who
said he was out of town and un-
available to meet the officer to
discuss the allegations.
The officer then filed a crimi-
nal complaint for grand theft and
fraud. The state attorney's office
will make a decision on prosecu-
tion.
In other theft reports:
Elizabeth Chessman of Mac-
clenny called police when she
returned home August 19 from


the hospital and found that her
North 7th St. residence had been
looted of a computer, diamond
earrings, a printer, digital camera
and $200 cash.
Total value of the loss was not
indicated in the case report by
Sgt. Tony Norman, but police
found no sign of forced entry into
the locked residence.
Ms. Chessman said she left
the address abruptly about 11:40
on August 16 when she went into
labor.
SJohnny Sanders called police
on August 19 when a riding lawn
mower was not returned to his
residence off Black Jack Rd. near
Macclenny as promised.
He told Sgt. Norman he al-
lowed Garrett Gray, 23, of Mac-
clenny to borrow the $600 mow-
er on August 16 on the premise
that he use it to mow lawns to
earn money because his children


had no food.
Mr. Gray allegedly promised
to return the mower in two days.
He was named in a complaint for
grand theft.
Romona Robertson told po-
lice on August 17 an ex-boyfriend
may be responsible for the theft
of a television and DVD player
from her residence on MLK Dr.
in Macclenny.
She told Sgt. James Marker
she was away from the residence
between 9:oo-11:30 that evening.
Both items were in a bedroom
and there was no sign of forced
entry.
Sgt. Marker interviewed the
suspect later and he admitted to
having a key to the residence but
denied involvement.
The property was valued at
$350.
A purse and contents were
taken from a vehicle belonging


Driver had 24 suspensions


A sheriffs deputy arrested a
motorist the morning of August
19 after learning his driver's li-
cense had been suspended 24
times.
Deputy Earl Lord said he
stopped a 2006 Ford driven by
Darrick Pickens, 30, of Lake City
about 8:45 after spotting it ex-
ceeding the speed limit on US 90
in the vicinity of Baker Correc-
tional prison east of Olustee.
Mr. Pickens initially said he
was at the wheel because he had
a permit to drive for employment
purposes. He was unable to pro-
duce it, nor did Deputy Lord find
any verification of the claim on
computerized motor vehicle re-
cords.
The officer's report did not


Pummels
((From page 1
the father was drinking alcohol
and unsteady on his feet when
interviewed.
In another domestic battery
case sparked by a trivial matter
earlier the same day, police ar-
rested both parties after an argu-
ment over spark plug wires.
Deputy Shawn Bishara said
he responded to a residence off
Anna Bell P1. near Macclenny
about 9:30 and charged Candace
Jennings, 23, with aggravated as-
sault with a shovel handle.
Ms. Jennings allegedly be-
came irate when her vehicle


mention prior offenses resulting
in the suspensions. Mr. Pickens
was also issued a warning ticket
for speeding.
In other cases:
Deputy Matt Sigers stopped
a 2006 Pontiacjust after 6:00 the
evening of August 22 after noting
its driver was not wearing a seat
belt as she headed west on North
Boulevard in Macclenny.
Driver Khrystal Luntsford, 19,
of Macclenny has six prior license
suspensions, the officer learned.
He also ticketed her for the seat
belt infraction.
Brandon King, 23, of St.
Petersburg was arrested on a
similar offense when the 2006
Chevrolet pickup he was driving
was stopped after it turned into


a private driveway on St. Mary's
Circle west of Macclenny the eve-
ning of August 20.
Deputy James Marker said he
stopped to question Mr. King and
a passenger about 7:45 based on
a report of a suspicious vehicle in
the residential area.
A computer check revealed the
driver had three prior suspen-
sions. Passenger Darrell Choppe,
26, of Cocoa was charged with
resisting arrest for initially giv-
ing Sgt. Marker a false name and
birth date.
Mr. Choppe did not have a li-
cense or identification, and told
the officer he avoided giving his
real name because he believed
there were warrants out for his
arrest.


daughter over
stalled enroute to a store, and she him and attt
blamed a 17-year-old male who after return
resides at the same address. Earlier, I
The youth was arrested for riding a mo
grabbing Ms. Jennings by the at the Fastw
throat during a scuffle and chok- on Woodla'
ing her. Peterson all
Tammy Peterson, 27, of friend "she
Macclenny was arrested about and going tc
midday on August 22 for choking The boyf
boyfriend Christopher Cooley, without her
34, during an argument at their A crimil
residence off Barber Rd. mestic battle
Deputy Daniel Nichols said he of August
observed scratches and redness Shaw, 27, of
about Mr. Cooley's face and neck, edly pushin,
and was told the girlfriend struck Jones, 21, t


an argument
Ms. Jone
the argumer
boyfriend st
female.


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revenue, followed by electric franchise taxes
and sales tax. Glen St. Mary does not levy ad
valorem property taxes.
The town breaks out separate budgets for
water and sewer, and for impact and water ca-
pacity fees. With the exception of anticipated
revenues of $1500 in the school service area,
impact fee income has dried up to virtually
nothing.
Glen St. Mary anticipates $1ooo more in
water capacity fees based on recent increases
in rates enacted by the City of Macclenny at
the behest of the St. Johns Water Manage-
ment District.


's checks
to Annie Boyette of Glen St. Mary
the morning of August 16 after
she parked it at the Glen post of-
fice.
She told police she left the
purse under the front seat and
returned minutes later to find it
had been taken, along with four
credit cards, a driver's license,
checkbook and $200.
Someone entered vehicles
belonging to Tommy Hines and
his wife during the night or early
morning of August 16 and took
both sets of keys and a case with
15 CDs.
The vehicles were parked at
their residence off Odis Yarbor-
ough Rd., and Mr. Hines told
Deputy Rodney Driggers two
white males that morning had
sought help pulling a vehicle out
of a nearby ditch.
SNatasha McCaul called police
the morning of August 22 when
she discovered a Clay High class
ring valued at $700 was missing
from her vehicle.
It was parked overnight off
Deerfield Rd. south of Macclenny
and the victim gave Cpl. Ben An-
derson the names of three pos-
sible suspects.


steak
empted to choke him
ing home.
:he couple had been
torcycle and stopped
vay convenience store
wn Ave., where Ms.
legedly told the boy-
was done with him"
a friend's residence.
friend then drove off

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ery was filed the night
22 against Carmus
'Macclenny for alleg-
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o the ground during
t on Quail Lane.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


EMS deficit runs $303K


County is c
JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
Unpaid bills for emergency
medical services [EMS] cost the
general fund and taxpayers about
$303,000 a year, and the Baker
County Commission may soon
consider a property assessment
to make up some or all of the
shortfall.
Primarily, EMS staffs two 9-1-1
ambulances and a third transport
unit stationed at Fraser Memo-
rial. The latter also functions as a
backup for the primary units.
The department's annual bud-
get is roughly $1.4 million.
The commission adopted an
ordinance in June 2009 enabling
the establishment of an EMS
fee, but commissioners failed to
specify any amount.
Then last week the board di-
rected county staff to study the
matter and present a recommen-
dation to the county board, which
can set the assessment.
EMS director David Rich-
ardson said the assessment, if
approved, would appear on resi-
dential property owners' tax bills,
not those of commercial property
owners, beginning in the fall of
2011.
Mr. Richardson's secretary
handles billing for EMS services
and collects about 60 percent of
what's owed.
"That [the percentage] is re-
ally pretty good," he said, "given
we're a small rural county."
There are 6876 residential
parcels in unincorporated Baker
County. Should only those prop-
erty owners carry the $303,000
burden, each parcel could be as-
sessed about $44 a year.
Adding residential parcels in
Glen St. Mary and Macclenny
increases the total to 9265. An
evenly distributed per parcel as-
sessment could drop to roughly
$32 a year in that instance.
County officials have advo-
cated for property assessments
to fund services, like those for
garbage collection and fire pro-
tection, because of disparities in
traditional property taxes, also


considering a
known as ad valorem taxes.
The fire assessment is $30.50
per parcel and the garbage fee is
$55.
While unrestricted in their
use, ad valorem taxes are subject
to a host of exemptions and caps,
particularly for homesteaded
properties.
Owners of property valued at
less than $50,000 the amount
of value exempted for taxation on
homesteaded land pay nothing
in ad valorem taxes while more
valuable residential and com-
mercial properties shoulder most
of the property tax burden.
Conversely, property as-
sessments don't fluctuate with
changes in taxable value or state
law, and commissioners can ad-
just the fees annually to reflect


service fee
the cost of providing services.
Funds generated by assess-
ments are limited in their use,
however. They must cover costs
associated with a specified ser-
vice. For instance, fire protection
fees can't be used to purchase
road graders.
"Everyone in this county ex-
pects EMS rescue to show up
when they call 9-1-1," said Com-
missioner Gordon Crews during
the board's August 16 meeting.
"Not to do anything, is not the
answer."
The Glen Town Council and
Macclenny Commission will
need to approve any assessment
for it to be effective within those
jurisdictions.
"That's the plan," said Mr.
Crews.


EMS receipts cover 75%
If the county commission enacts a service fee for emergency medical
services (rescue) as expected, it will be designed to close the deficit gap
in the department's $1.4 million annual budget.
At present, department chief David Richardson says EMS is about
$300,000 short on the revenue-to-expense ratio, though the Baker
County operation comes closer to recouping what it spends than many
others.
"We're close to covering 75 percent of our costs by the revenues we
collect, and that's better than many EMS operations," said Mr. Rich-
ardson.
Last fiscal year, EMS billings were $1.09 million and allowing for
"contractual discounts" the net billing stood at $884,591. The depart-
ment collected $689,000 from patients, and both private and public
insurance sources.
EMS's transport arm mostly runs from Fraser Hospital to hos-
pitals in Jacksonville is averaging a $6000 monthly profit on gross
revenues of around $37,000.
The surplus funds are plowed back into the 20-employee depart-
ment's general budget, but Mr. Richardson says they are intended for
vehicle replacement.
The remainder of revenues come from charges for patient treatment
and in-county transfers set on a staggered basis depending on level of
care. Those flat fees range from $350 for basic care up to $550 for ad-
vanced life support II.
The county charges $9.25 per mile from the point of pickup to Fra-
ser Hospital, and only for the "inbound" miles. The same is charged for
transport miles in addition to the flat $500 transport fee, typically to St.
Vincent's in Riverside or Shands Jacksonville downtown.
The charges literally take to the sky if a patient is transported by
helicopter Life Flight or Trauma One based in Jacksonville or Lake
City. That fee is typically $12,ooo-$13,ooo, said Mr. Richardson, but
his department is not involved in the billing or collection.
Once the Baker County crew hands off a patient to be flown, local
EMS is out of the picture.


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BAKER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD


Adds 19 to meet classroom caps


JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
The new school year began this
week along with full implementa-
tion of the 2002 voter-approved
amendment to the Florida con-
stitution that caps the number
of students in core classes like
math, reading and science.
To meet the caps no more
than 18 students in pre-K
through third grade, no more
than 22 in fourth through eighth
and no more than 25 at the high
school the district has added
19 teachers and still needs two
more at BCHS.
The state is responsible for
funding class size reductions and
has allocated some $16.2 billion
since 2003-04 to that end. Baker
County schools received about
$23.5 million through 2009-10
and will get roughly $5.4 million
for 2010-11, said district finance
chief Marcelle Richardson dur-
ing a presentation to the school
board August 16.
She said other education fund-
ing from the state has been falling
in recent years, however.
The Florida Legislature fol-
lowed up passage of the class
size amendment with an imple-
mentation schedule. For the first
three years, it allowed districts
to meet the caps using district-
wide averages. For the next three
years, districts could use school-
wide averages.
This year each classroom must
comply with the caps. For class-
rooms that exceed cap, the dis-
trict will lose a chunk of funding,
anywhere from $774 to $2027
per classroom depending on the
grade level.
Mrs. Richardson said that ac-
cording to a simulation run by the
Florida Department of Education
using data from last year, no dis-
trict in the state would have met
the current class size caps in the
2009-10 school year, had they
been in place.
Furthermore, the Baker
County school district stood to
lose almost $670,000 under that
scenario, she said.
Three quarters of the penalty
can be avoided in the future by
submitting a plan to FDOE for
meeting class size caps the next
year. The remaining quarter will
go to districts that comply with
the caps.

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the class size caps could delay
graduation for some high school
students, said BCHS Principal
Tom Hill.
For instance, he said students
who fail a math class required
for graduation can double-up on
math credits the following year
to remain on schedule for gradu-
ation. But if the needed class is
full, there won't necessarily be
space for all those students, he
said.
Students hoping to graduate
early by completing core classes
on an accelerated schedule could
find themselves in the same situ-
ation.
Keeping with the math ex-
ample, Mr. Hill said last year 85
ninth graders failed algebra I,
one of four math credits needed
to graduate.
There's room this year for 1750
students in high school math
classes and about 1400 students
who need those classes; leaving
roughly 350 seats available for
students that want to make up a
credit or get ahead.
Demand hasn't reached that
threshold yet.
"It's a concern, but it's not
something that's happening to
students at this point," he said.
Should a class max out in the
future, students will have the op-
tion of completing the credit dur-
ing summer school.
Mr. Hill expects to meet the
25-student per class limit this
year, but just barely.
"We are very close," he said.
The school is seeking an addi-
tional math teacher and foreign
language instructor.
"That's a direct result of the
class size amendment," said Mr.
Hill.

Other grades close to caps too
The analysis presented by Mrs.
Richardson last week showed
there's available capacity in most
grades and schools to meet the
class size limits.


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However, kindergarten stu-
dents are expected to exceed the
cap by two students, there may
be no seats available in pre-k and
eighth grade and only one open
seat is anticipated in the fifth
grade.
With respect to kindergarten,
Mrs. Richardson said that seven
students have yet to enroll and
others who have enrolled may
not show up by Labor Day, when
district officials hope to have a
clearer picture of class sizes.
'That's been our magical day,"
said Superintendent Sherrie
Raulerson. "We like to get them
settled in with the teacher they're
going to have for the rest of the
year."
Counts to determine compli-
ance with class size limits will
take place in October and twice
more throughout the year.
Mrs. Richardson will also
update her presentation for the
school board's second public
hearing on the class size limits.
It's set for September 7 at 5:30
at 270 South Blvd. E.
A bill passed this year by the
legislature mandated the hear-
ings and placed a referendum on
the November 4 ballot to again
allow districts to meet class size
limits using school-wide averages
rather than actual class sizes.

In other business last week, the
board:
Approved agreements with
o1 local preschools to refer chil-
dren with speech or language dis-
abilities to the school district.
Approved a 25-day consul-
tant contract with Marybeth
LaPointe ofAlachua for $15,000
to teach BCHS faculty how to
become an 'A' school. BCHS is
labeled a 'D' school by the state.
Approved a 41-day consul-
tant contract with Rock Rhoden
of Macclenny for $1500 to be an
assistant football coach at the
middle school.


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to member/customers requesting recommendations
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for home or business improvements or repairs and
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someone you know would like to be included on the
lists, please contact OREMC at 800-262-5131 or 912-
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SOCIAL NOTICE SUBMISSION INFORMATION CONTACT US
Birth announcements, wedding notices and social events (military service notes and school graduations) must By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our office located at 104 S. Fifth Street,
be submitted within four weeks of the event. All news and advertising must be submitted to the newspaper
office prior to 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication, unless otherwise noted or arranged. It is requested Macclenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
that all news items be typed or emailed to insure accuracy in print. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.com


Born August 5th
Terry and Heather Davis are
pleased to announce the birth of
daughter Raegen Baylee Davis
on August 5, 2010 at St. Vin-
cent's Medical Center.
Raegen weighed 6 lbs., 7 oz.
Grandparents include Rob-
ert and Kimberly Neutz of St.
George and Janice Combs of
Taylor.

Crawford- Dowling
The annual Bart and Emma
Dowling Crawford reunion will
be September 6 at the home of
J.L. and Annie Ruth Burnsed at
10846 Burnsed Crawford Road
in Glen St. Mary.
Lunch will be at 1:oo pm
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy
the day with us. For more infor-
mation call 259-6684.

Hodges reunion
The descendants of Russell
and Kate Hodges will hold their
annual reunion on Sunday, Sep-
tember 5 at 1:oo pm at the home
of Bo and Lori (Hodges) Turner.
For information contact Lori
at 275-2229 or Gary Hodges at
275-2547. Don't forget the kids'
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October 16 vows
David and Jacqueline Robin-
son of Macclenny are pleased to
announce of the upcoming mar-
riage of daughter Brittney Rob-
inson to Justin Yingling, both
also of Macclenny.
Justin is the son of Angela
Boyette of Macclenny.
Family and friends are invited
to share in this joyous celebra-
tion on October 16 at 2:00 pm at
St. Luke's Catholic Church.
Following a Carribean cruise,
the couple will reside in Glen St.
Mary.

Adult ed center
in new quarters
The Baker County school dis-
trict's career and adult education
department has moved to 523
West Minnesota Avenue in Mac-
clenny (the former Alternative
School).
This will be the new location
for both registration and taking
the adult basic education and
GED preparation classes.
Free classes for each of these
programs are offered Monday
- Friday, 9:oo am 1:oo pm. Eve-
ning classes are held on Tuesday
and Thursday, 6:30 9:oo pm.
The next GED tests will be
given October 18-20. Registra-
tion will be held October 12 at
6:30 pm.
For more information contact
Wanda Conner 259-0403.


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August 30 September 3

Offered everyday:
Cold lunch plate of chef salad with
wheat roll or crackers and dessert
(when offered) 1% lowfat white
milk, 12% lowfat flavored milk,
orange juice.
Monday, August 30
Breakfast: Breakfast burrito, peach
slices, milk
Lunch: BBQ ribbett on a bun or baked
Italian lasagna with a slice of homemade
Italian bread choice of 2 sides: garden
salad with dressing, steamed green peas,
chilled fresh fruit, and a fruit cobbler
Tuesday, August 31
Breakfast: Cinnamon toast, fruit juice,
milk
Lunch: Oven baked chicken or beef
nuggets both service with rice and gravy,
choice of 2 sides: seasoned cabbage,
tossed salad with dressing, chilled fruit
choice and a slice of cornbread
Wednesday, September 1
Breakfast: Cereal with slice of toast,
fruit juice and milk
Lunch: Roast pork with mashed potatoes
or fish crisp with macaroni and cheese,
choice of 2 sides: Italian green beans,
chilled fruit choice and a homemade
wheat roll
Thursday, September 2
Breakfast: Pancakes with syrup, fruit
juice, milk
Lunch: Shepherd's pie with a wheat roll
or deli turkey and cheese sandwich on
a bun, choice of 2 sides: garden salad,
steamed broccoli, chilled fruit choice
Friday, September 3
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with baked
potato rounds, fruit juice, milk
Lunch: Cheese pizza slice or BBA pork
on a bun, choice of 2 sides: Steamed
green beans, baked french fries, rosy
applesauce


Volunteers

are sought
Volunteers are sought for the
SHINE (Serving Health Insur-
ance Needs of Elders) program
in Baker County.
The volunteers counsel older
persons on matters involving
Medicare and health insurance
to help them make informed de-
cisions on health care matters.
There are 400 such volunteers
working in Florida at present,
and some are needed in this area.
Volunteers should have an inter-
est in working with the senior
population and have the ability to
use computers and the Internet.
They will also attend professional
training and update briefings.
The SHINE volunteers work
under the supervision of the De-
partment of Elder Affairs.
For more information, contact
1-800-963-5337.

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BRING YOUR
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Please no livestock, dogs only! Ages 4 18
Must have current rabies shot.
Please fill out the form below and return by
Sept. 26th to: PO Box 492, Macclenny, Fl 32063
Name:
Address:
Phone:
Type of Pet:


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I would like to express my sincere appreciation to those ofyou
who supported me in the primary election. I am truly grateful
and humbled by your show of confidence in me to represent
you.
To the volunteers who have worked on my behalf, words cannot
express what you have meant to me and my family. We have
been forever touched by your kindness.
To my wife, children and family, I would like to say this cam-
paign was possible only because you stood by me and encour-
aged me. I will never forget you or how hard you worked to
reach our goals.

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SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
August 26 Septeber 1
KIS: Gates-Macainitie KIS: Reading ThinkLink,
Testing. 9:15 a.m.
August 27 September 2
BCHS: Football Kitkoff ltS: Junior Varsity
Classic vs. West Nasau Foo ba1 @ Suwannee,
(H), 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Softball Booster
August 30 Mtg., Media Ctr., 7:00 p.m.
BCHS: Volleyball Hill- BC S: Club Day. Volleyball
iard, 5:30 p.m. @ yf*1 5:00 p.m. KIS:
August 31 Scj 4n ThinkLink, 9:15
KIS: Mafh ThirLink, a.m. PK: School Advisory
9:15 a.m. 4! Council Mtg., 8:00 a.m.


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Call 904-338-4760 or
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CHURCH AND OBITUARY NOTICE INFORMATION CONTACT US
Obituaries must be submitted in a timely fashion and have a local connection. Pictures are printed with By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our office located at 104 S. Fifth Street,
obituaries free of charge. The newspaper reserves the right to publish photos based on quality. It is requested Macclenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
that all news items be typed or emailed to insure accuracy in print. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.com


Kenneth Davis,
78, of Old Town
Kenneth Lawton Davis, 78, of
Old Town, Florida died Friday,
August 20, 2010 at his daugh-
ter's home in Macclenny. A na-
tive of Bainbridge, GA, Mr. Da-
vis had moved to Old Town 15
years ago from Homestead. He
was a retired veteran of the Air
Force with 30 years of service,
including Korea and Vietnam.
He was a member of the Ameri-
can Legion and the Joppa Ma-
sonic Lodge in Old Town.
Mr. Davis was preceded in
death by his first wife and the
mother of his children, Louise
A. Davis.
Survivors include wife Eula
Mae Davis of Old Town; sons
Kenneth L. (Chantelle) Davis
Jr. of Valdosta and James Ste-
ven Davis of Ft. Walton Beach;
daughters Debora Jean (Kim)
Marx of Macclenny, Maria (Guy)
Vivier of Miami and Sharon (Wil-
bur) Odle of Fort Walton Beach;
step-son Jerry (Mary) Saylor of
Old Town; o1 grandchildren and
seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be
held Friday, August 27 at the
chapel of Palms Woodlawn Fu-
neral Home in Naranja, Fl at
10:00 am. Interment will follow
at Palms Woodlawn Cemetery
with full military honors. Visita-
tion with the family will be from
9-10:00 am, one hour prior to
the service on Friday. Local ar-
rangements are under the direc-
tion of Guerry Funeral Home.


Infant Givens
dies August 15
Phillip Dewayne Givens Jr.,
13 weeks, of Glen St. Mary died
August 15, 2010. He was born in
Orange Park to Phillip Dewayne
Givens Sr.
and Aman-
da Leigh
Combs
Marshall
on May 14, ;
2010. He
was prede-
ceased by a4
B1- -
paternal
grandmoth-
er Michelle
Givens
and pater- Phillip Givens
nal great-
grandmother Pauline Givens.
Survivors other than his par-
ents include brothers Darrien
and Exavier; sisters Phildasha,
Kierra, Philziya and Carmen;
paternal godmother Theresa
Wilcox; paternal grandparents
Glen (Tena) Watts; maternal
grandparents David and Gail
Combs; maternal great-grand-
mothers Virginia Combs and
Rosaline Stone; paternal great-
grandfather Nathaniel Givens.
A graveside service was held
August 19 at 11:30 am at Mace-
donia Cemetery with Pastor
Abram Marshall officiating. Fer-
reira Funeral Services was in
charge of arrangements.




Mt. Zion N.C.

Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
Macclenny, FL
Pastor Tim Cheshire
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm


Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I
say unto thee, except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the king-
dom of God." John 3:5


Nicholas Hoist,

99, lived in Glen
Nicholas Forster Holst, 99,
was born in Versailles, (Morgan
County) MO on August 22, 1910

on August
12, 2010 in
New Smyr-
na Beach,
where he
had recent-
ly relocated
from Ne-
vada City,
CA. He was
the son of
Thomas
R o s s e n Nicholas Hoist
Holst and
Effie Jessie Forster Holst of Ver-
sailles and had an adopted sis-
ter, Jessie Holst Widowski, and
a foster brother Harry.
Mr. Holst joined the Navy in
1932, and he married Vina A.
Gilberts of Seattle, WA in 1933.
Nick served with the Asiatic
Fleet before and during WWII,
and in 1955 retired from the
Navyin San Diego, CA, where he
and his family resided for many
years.
He graduated from San Di-
ego State College in 1960 with
a bachelor's degree in social sci-
ence and had a distinguished
career with San Diego County
Department of Public Welfare,
retiring in 1975 as assistant dis-
trict chief.
Nick and Vina relocated to
Arkansas and later moved to
Glen St. Mary in 1989. They
celebrated their 6oth wed-
ding anniversary there August
1993. They enjoyed many years
of traveling across the US and
to Canada visiting family and
friends, as well as, attending
Asiatic Fleet reunions. Nick took
pleasure in gardening, home re-
modeling, hunting and fishing.
In later years, he enjoyed riding
through rural areas observing
the animals and scenery.
After he was widowed in No-
vember 1993, he lived in Las Cru-
ces, NM until he relocated again
to the Nevada City, CA area.
During the last three years Nick
traversed the USA from Califor-
nia to Maryland and Florida five
times in the backseat of a GMC
pickup. He also took pleasure in
a good vanilla ice cream cone.
Survivors include daughters
Agnes E. Henderson of Jack-
sonville, Ann Thomas (Tom
Maloney) of Browns Valley, CA,
and Sue Ellen G. McIntyre (Jim)
of New Smyrna Beach; 11 grand-
children, 17great-grandchildren,
two great-great-grandchildren
and a host of nieces, nephews,
and special friends. His memory
will be cherished by all.
A celebration of his life was
held in Jacksonville on what
would have been his looth
birthday. His cremated remains
will reside beside his wife at Ft.
Rosecrans National Cemetery in
San Diego.
Condolencs may be made on-
line at www.settlewilderfuneral-
home.com
Arrangements were handled
by Settle-Wilder Funeral Home
and Cremation Service, 406 S.
Orange Street, New Smyrna
Beach, Florida 32168.

Gospel sing
Road to Calvary Church in
Glen St. Mary will be having a
gospel sing this Friday beginning
at 7:30 pm. Everyone is invited.


Infant daughter
Abigail Murphy
Abigail Grace Murphy, 42
days old, of Jacksonville died
August 22, 2010. She was born
to Toby
Wayne
Murphyand
Amanda
Gail Reimer
on July 12,
2010. She
was pre-
deceased
by grand-
mother
Teresa Re-
imer; great-
grandfather Abigail Murphy
ClaytonRei-
mer.
Survivors other than her par-
ents include maternal grandfa-
ther Russell C. Reimer; paternal
grandfather Michael Murphy;
paternal grandmother Rita
Murphy; great-grandmother
Elizabeth Reimer; great-grand-
parents Lewis and Jeanie Lloyd;
aunts Mel Carroll, Julie Theo-
phile of Macclenny, and Tracie
Gunnin; uncles Chris Carter,
Timothy Reimer, Marcus Re-
imer and Shane Murphy.
The graveside service will
be held Thursday, August 26 at
lo:oo am Riverside Memorial
Park Cemetery in Jacksonville
with Pastor Eric Osbourne of-
ficiating. Ferreira Funeral Ser-
vices was in charge of arrange-
ments.

New location
Join us August 29 at noon at
the new St. John Baptist Church
for family and friend day.

MACCLENNY
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30am 11:00 am
Worship Services
11:00 am
[, Wed. Bible Study
'd 7:30 pm
,: Minister
Sam iF. Kitching


Sanderson
Congregational
Holiness Church
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyons
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Funeral Saturday
for Mr. Wilkinson
AMS1 Earl Thomas "Pops"
Wilkinson died August 21, 2010
surrounded by his family. He
was born
on Janu-
ary 26, 1937
in Mans-
field, Ohio.
He served
in the US
Navy for 20
years and at
NADEP for
an addition-
al 20 years.
M r
Wilkinson
Wilkinson Earl Wilkinson
was preced-
ed in death
by his father Harry F. Wilkinson
and grandson Michael Thomas
Wilkinson.
He is survived by Gloria
Faye, his loving wife of 47 years;
son Keith and daughter Sheri
Lynn Kilgore; grandsons James
Kilgore II, Marcus Kilgore and
Andrew Wilkinson.
The family will receive friends
on Friday, August 27 at V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Home from
6:00-8:00 pm. The funeral ser-
vice will be held at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
in Macclenny on Saturday, Au-
gust 28 at 10:30 am.

Gospel celebration
There will be a gospel celebra-
tion at Emmanuel Church of God
in Christ in Macclenny on August
27 beginning at 7:oo pm. Every-
one is invited.


Sanderson Chr isuc
Revlvc Center
Pastor: Harold Finley
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Service 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Service 7:30 pm
Come see the exacing things
the Lord is doing.
Corner of Sapp Rd. and CR 229

DINKINS NEW
CONGREGATIONAL
METHODIST CHURCH
CQ 127 N. of Sanderson
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Porning Service 1 1:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
Wed. Night Service 7:50 pm
Pastor Allen Crews
Assistant Pastor Timothy Alford
Youth Pastor Brian Poole


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Minnesota Ave. & 5th Street
Macclenny

Sunday Worship

5:30 pm
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Morning Worship Service. ...... 10:30 am
Children's Church ............. 11:30 am
Evangelistic ................... 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.) ............. 7:30 pm
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Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 PM.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500




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Sunday Children's Church 11:00 am
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Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


John Lyons
Many thanks
The family of John Wesley Ly-
ons Jr. would like to take this op-
portunityto thank the community
and all his friends for the tremen-
dous support shown to our fam-
ily during his long illness. Thank
everyone for all the delicious
food and also the many prayers
extended. A special thanks to Bill
Guerry Funeral Home for the
services provided. We will never
forget the wonderful service and
comforting words spoken by El-
der Arnold Johns and Elder Mi-
chael Green. Daddy lived his life
for his family, friends, church and
growing vegetables in the garden
to give away.
We thank you from the bot-
tom of our hearts for being a part
of his life.
The Lyons Family

Many thanks
Words cannot express our sin-
cere gratitude for the outpouring
of love and support during our re-
cent loss. We would like to extend
a special thank you to Ferreira
Funeral Services for their excel-
lent care and contributions. You
are a blessing to our community
and may God bless you in return.
We are comforted in knowing
that the eye has not seen, nor the
ear heard of the things that our
Father has prepared for Phillip in
Heaven and that he is waiting for
us there.
May God Bless,
The Family of
Phillip Dewayne Givens, Jr.



ldewcome
First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship. 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .. 6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study .. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas


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The Road
to Calvary
Corner of Madison & Stoddard
Glen St. Mary
Rev. Tommy & Doris Anderson
Youth Director Margie Howard
Phone: 904-259-2213
Sunday School:........... 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Service ..... 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night.......... 7:30 pm


In Loving Memory
of
Rev. Luther Delmar
Osborne
11/08/1940 8/26/1988
It's been so long since you
have been gone. I've often won-
dered why we still have to live
on. All I have to do is look at
your sweet face to remember
that we still have God's bound-
less grace.
It's your voice, Daddy, that
we still hear when everyday
burdens fill us with so much
fear.
Help us to be strong, help us
to find good in all. Life is so hard
and each day is so long. We still
look to you and talk to you for
guidance. Help us to change
the things we can and help us
remember we are still in God's
hands.
WE LOVE AND MISS YOU, DADDY,
KIM, PAUL, MAMA AND FAMILY

Quitman cemetery
There will be a meeting at Faith
Temple Church in Sanderson on
Five Churches Road September 2
at 6:00 pm to discuss expansion
options for Quitman Cemetery.
Everyone with an interest in
the cemetery east of Sanderson is
invited and encouraged to come.


NEFSH to help turn


foster kids into nurses


The Florida Department of
Children and Families [DCF]
announced last week that young
men and women aging out of
Florida's foster care system will
have a free educational opportu-
nity to prepare for employment
in health care and become eligi-
ble to work at Northeast Florida
State Hospital.
NEFSH, in partnership with
Florida Gateway College and
Family Support Services of North
Florida, Inc. will offer a 15-week
program to prepare participants
for the certified nursing assistant
certification exam.
It's the first program of its
kind in the state.
Students who obtain the cer-
tification will be eligible for jobs
in skilled nursing facilities, home
health agencies and hospitals.
They'll also be eligible to enter
advanced allied health educa-
tion programs like nursing, phle-
botomy, pharmacy technician,
physical therapy assistant and
occupational therapy.
"It's tough for young people
everywhere to find jobs in this
economy, and it's especially dif-
ficult for youth coming out of fos-
ter care who may not have the ed-
ucational opportunities that will
help them find meaningful and
satisfying employment," said Joe
Infantino, NEFSH administrator.
"That's why we are so pleased to


be able to offer this option."
The inaugural class, scheduled
to begin in the fall semester on
the NEFSH campus, will have 15
students who are at least 18 years
old. The students were recruited
from foster care and independent
living programs in northeast
Florida.
Students receive free tuition,
books, exams, uniforms, supplies
and background checks, plus
transportation to Gateway Col-
lege for lab sessions. The costs
are estimated at $1300.
A grant application has been
submitted to the US Department
of Health and Human Services to
fund the program through 2015.
There are nearly 1,500 teenag-
ers leave foster care each year in
Florida.
"We are delighted to be able to
partner with NEFSH and bring
our CNA training program to
their campus," said Mattie Jones,
director of Gateway College's
nursing program.
According to the Bureau of La-
bor Statistics, nursing assistant
jobs will experience about a 28
percent growth by 2016. Home
health aides are expected to have
the fastest job growth and nurs-
ing assistant jobs in hospitals
and nursing home are expected
to grow faster than the average
for all careers.


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Homecoming
Sunday August 29, 11:00 am service
SPlease join us for our Homecoming
Celebration. Special singing by the
Alexander Family. Fellowship and lunch
immediately following services.


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480 West Lowder Street
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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING ADOPTION OF
PROPOSED EVALUATION AND
APPRAISAL REPORT-BASED
AMENDMENTS
TO THE CITY OF MACCLENNY
2010 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN


THE PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Macclenny City
Commission, acting as the Local Planning Agency of Macclenny,
Florida, intends to amend and update its Comprehensive Plan based on
the City's Evaluation and Appraisal Report and the Florida Department
of Community Affairs' Objections, Recommendations and Comments
Report. The amendments shall update the Comprehensive Plan through
the year 2025 consistent with the requirements of Section 163.3191
(10), Florida Statutes.


The Florida Department of Community Affairs issued their Objections,
Recommendations and Comments Report on the proposed amendments
on July 16,2010. DCAraised no objections to the proposed amendments.
The Macclenny City Commission shall consider first reading of an
Ordinance approving the proposed amendments at a public hearing to
be held Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 118 E
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. A second public hearing for
the City Commission to consider adoption of the proposed amendments
willbe held Tuesday, October 12,2010 at 6:00PM. Persons interested
in the process or commenting on the subject may appear and shall be
given an opportunity to speak before the City Commission at either
hearing.

Drafts of the proposed amendments are available for your review online
at www.citvofmacclennv.com as well as at the City's Building and
Zoning Department. The Building and Zoning Department is located
at 118 E Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. Written comments
on this proposed amendment may be mailed to the attention of Roger
Yarborough, Building and Zoning Coordinator at the aforementioned
address. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard
with respect to the proposed amendments.

Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, a person deciding to
appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any
matter considered at the meeting or at any subsequent meeting to which
the Commission has continued its deliberations is advised that such
person will need a record of all proceedings and may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of all proceedings is made, which must include the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this
proceeding should contact the City Manager at ('" ') 259-0972 at least
48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.


'thursday, August 26, 2010


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Thursday, Aueust 26,2010


DUI is



targeted


The Florida Highway Patrol
will participate in the national
Drunk Driving. Over the Limit.
Under Arrest campaign through
Labor Day.
FHP will join thousands of
other law enforcement and
highway safety agencies across
the nation in an effort to reduce
the number of impaired drivers
on Florida's roadways and save
lives.
"Drunk driving is simply not
worth the risk. Not only do you
risk killing yourself or someone
else, but also the trauma and fi-
nancial costs of a crash or an ar-
rest for impaired driving can be
significant," said FHP Lieutenant
Bill Leeper.
The campaign encompasses
the Labor Day holiday weekend,
which begins September 3. The
holiday caps off the summer sea-
son for many, and historically
travel increases with people driv-
ing to celebrate with friends and
family.
In addition to the national
enforcement campaign, FHP will
participate in Operation C.A.R.E.
(Combined Accident Reduc-
tion Effort) during the four-day
holiday weekend. The operation
involves all 50 state police and
highway patrol organizations
across the United States.
Please remember to dial *FHP
(*347) from your cell phone to
contact FHP to report an aggres-
sive or impaired driver or to re-
quest roadside assistance.
FHP reminds motorists that
Florida's primary safety belt
law authorizes law enforcement
officers to stop and cite motor-
ists solely for failure to buckle
up. Also, be sure to move over
for stopped emergency vehicles
with flashing lights on the side
of the road. If you are unable to
change lanes safely, slow down to
20 mph below the posted speed
limit, or to five mph if the speed
limit is 20 mph or less.


Legal Notices


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Baker County District School Board will hold the
following PUBLIC HEARING on Monday, August
16, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September
7, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. in the Baker County School
Board Meeting Room located at 270 South Boule-
vard East, Macclenny, Florida.

TOPIC: Discussion of "District's Strate-
gies on How to Meet Class Size Amend-
ment"

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO
ATTEND.


7/15-9/2


Sherrie Raulerson
Superintendent of Schools


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Baker County District School Board will hold
the following PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, Sep-
tember 7, 2010, in the Baker County School Board
Meeting Room located at 270 South Boulevard
East, Macclenny, Florida, to be held immediately
following the 2010-2011 Budget hearing which
begins at 6:30 p.m.

Approval of the:
2010-2011 Student Progression Plan
2010-2011 Code of Student Conduct

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO
ATTEND.

The documents will be available for preview at
the Baker County School Board Office located at
270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida
beginning Wednesday, August 4, 2010 (8:30 a.m.
-3:00 p.m.).
Sherrie Raulerson
Superintendent of Schools
8/5-9/2
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Baker County District School Board will hold the
following PUBLIC HEARING on Monday, Septem-
ber 20, 2010, in the Baker County School Board
Meeting Room located at 270 South Boulevard
East, Macclenny, Florida, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Approval of the following School Board Policies:

2.070 Board Meetings
2.100 Program of Awards
5.130 Zero Tolerance for School Related
Crimes
5.150 Administration of Medicine
5.190 Student Records
6.242 Family and Medical Leave
6.250 Military Leave
6.660 Staff Training
8.500 Conservation of Resources
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO
ATTEND.

The documents will be available for preview at
the Baker County School Board Office located at
270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida be-
ginning Wednesday, August 18, 2010 (8:30 a.m.
-3:00 p.m.).
Sherrie Raulerson
Superintendent of Schools
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that David J. Crews,
the holder of the following certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property and the names in which
it was assessed are as follows:

Certificate Number: 07-00499
Year of issuance: 2007
Description of property: 29-2S-22-0028-0008-
1061.
Part of Lot 17, Block 8, as shown on map
of E.R. RHODENS ADDITION to the Town
of Macclenny, as recorded in Plat Book
2, Page 4 of the public records of Baker
County, Florida, also known as Parcel D,
and being more particularly described as
follows: Begin at the intersection of the
Westerly right-of-way of Cardinal Lane, a
50 foot right of way as now established,
with the Northerly right of way of Ivy
Street, a 50 foot right of way as now estab-
lished, thence run South 77'14'58" West
on said Northerly right of way a distance
of 120.50 feet, thence run North 10'47'32"
West a distance of 88.40 feet; thence run
North 78'11'10" East, a distance of 120.50
feet to said Westerly right of way; thence
run South 10 46'08: East, on said West
right of way line, a distance of 86.43 feet
to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing
0.24 acres, more or less.
All of said property being in the County of
Baker, State of Florida.
Names in which assessed: Karen Rosamonda
(Trustee).
Unless such certificate or certificates shall be re-
deemed according to the law, the property de-
scribed herein will be sold to the highest bidder at
the East door of the Baker County Courthouse on
October 4, 2010, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 26th day of July, 2010.


8/5-8/26


Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By: Tammie A. Lovingood
As Deputy Clerk


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that David J. Crews,
the holder of the following certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property and the names in which
it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 07-00721
Year of issuance: 2007
Description of property: 06-3S-22-0042-0000-
0040
Lot 4 and 5, Turkey Creek Retreat, Unit 3,
according the Plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 2, page 50, of the public records
of Baker County, Florida.
All of said property being in the County of
Baker, State of Florida.

Names in which assessed: Barbara A. Smith,
Henry A. Smith, Gregory A. Smith

Unless such certificate or certificates shall be
redeemed according to the law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the high-
est bidder at the East door of the Baker County
courthouse on October4, 2010, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 26th day of July, 2010.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By: Tammie A. Lovingood
As Deputy Clerk
8/5-8/26
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of
Execution issued in the Circuit Court of Baker Coun-
ty, Florida, on the 4th day of August, 2010, in the
cause wherein, In Re: The Marriage of Luis A. Cor-
dova, III, Husband and Evangeline Cordova, Wife,
being Case No. 02-2008-DR-0251 in said Court, I,
Joey B. Dobson, as Sheriff of Baker County, Florida
have levied upon all the right, title and interest of
the party named in the Writ of Execution, Luis A.
Cordova, III, in and to the following described real
property, to-wit:

Lot 19 of "The Highlands" an unrecorded
subdivision comprising the South /2 of the
SE 1/ of the NW 1/ and the NE 1/ of the SW
Sand the NW 1 of the SE 1, Section 12,
Township 2 South, Range 21 East, Baker
County, Florida, said Lot 19 being more
particularly described as follows:

Commence at the SW corner of the NE
1 of the SW 1 of Section 12, Township
2 South, Range 21 East, Baker County,
Florida, and run N 88 Deg 54' 11" E,
along the South line of the NE 1 of the
SW 1 a distance of 30.00 ft to a point on
the E right of way line of a county graded
road; thence N 0 deg 22' 40" W along
said E right of way line, a county graded
road, 407.91 ft to a point at the intersec-
tion of said E right of way line and the N
right of way line of Pine Circle Road (a
50 ft right of way); thence N 89 deg 45'
09" E, along said N right of way line of
Pine Circle Road, 409.58 ft; thence N 0
deg 20'47" W, 386.08 ft to the POINT OF
BEGINNING; thence continue N 0 deg 20'
47" W 223.04 ft; thence N 67 deg 53'57"
E, 555.58 ft to a point on the Southwest-
erly right of way line of Pine Circle Road
(a 50 ft right of way), said point being
also on the arc of a curve concave to the
left, having a total central angle of 31 deg
04' 20" and a radius of 478.50 ft; thence
Southwesterly along the arc of said curve,
also along the Southwesterly right of way
line of Pine Circle Road, 139.86 ft; thence
S49deg24'28"W, 472.08ft, thenceS
88 deg 47'07" W, 225.65 ft to the POINT
OF BEGINNING, said lot containing 3.14
acres, more or less, and lying wholly
within the NE 14 of the SW 1.

SUBJECT TO Deed of Restrictions as re-
corded in O/R Book 46, page 32 public
records of Baker County, Florida.

I shall offer this property for sale, at the front
entrance of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E.
Macclenny Ave. in Macclenny, FL, County of Baker,
State of Florida, on September 21,2010 at the hour
of 11: 00a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. I
will offer for sale all of the party named in the Writ
of Execution, Luis A. Cordova, III, right, title and
interest in the aforesaid real property, at public
auction and will sell the same, subjectto taxes, all
prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any,
to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND.
The proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the
payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above
described execution. (NOTE: In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should contact the Baker
County Sheriff's Office at (904) 259-0245 prior to
the date of the sale.)
JOEY B. DOBSON,
Sheriff of Baker County, Florida
By: Pamela L. Davis, D.S
8/19-9/9
FICTITIOUS NAMES

NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned ME
Investments LLC of 1199 South Sixth Street, Mac-
clenny, FL 62063, pursuant to the requirements of
the Florida Department of State Division of Corpo-
rations is hereby advertising the following fictitious
name: Sixth Street Steakhouse. It is the intent of
the undersigned to register Sixth Street Steakhouse
with the Florida Department of State Division of
Corporations.

Dated: August 18, 2010.
8/26


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASENO.02-2010-CA-000113

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,

V.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES,
LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF THAD-
DEUS E. RAYSOR, SR., DECEASED, etal.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVI-
SEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF
THADDEUS E. RAYSOR, SR., DECEASED, AND
ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATU-
RAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL
STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THADDEUS E. RAYSOR, SR.,
DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR
DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING
TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND
TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED
Current residence unknown, but whose last known
address was:
688 N 5th Street, Macclenny, FL 32063
-and-

CHRISTOPHER JAMES RAYSOR, DAVID A. RAY-
SOR, THADDEUS E. RAYSOR, JR., UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CHRISTOPHER JAMES RAYSOR,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID A. RAYSOR, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF THADDEUS E. RAYSOR, JR.,
and all unknown parties claiming by, through, un-
der or against the above named Defendant(s), who
(is/are) not known to be dead or alive, whether said
unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants

Current Residence Unknown, but whose last known
address was:
688 N 5th Street, Macclenny, FL 32063

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following property in Baker Coun-
ty, Florida, to-wit:

LOT 5, FOREST PARK SUBDIVISION, AS
PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 62, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, PA., Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St.
Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before September 13,
2010 or within thirty (30) days after the first publi-
cation of this Notice of Action, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court at 339 East Macclenny
Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063, either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise, a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this
day of 11th day of August, 2010.

Al Fraser
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD
CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION, AT BAKER
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 339 EAST MACCLENNY
AVE., MACCLENNY, FL 32063, TELEPHONE 904-
259-8113, NOT LATER THAN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO
THE PROCEEDING. IF HEARING IMPAIRED, TDD 1-
800-955-8771, OR VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA
FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE.
8/19-8/26
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY
CASE NO. 02-2008-CA-000195

U.S. Bank, National Association, As Trustee for the
C-BASS Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates,
Series 2006- CB8
Plaintiff,

vs.

Matthew A. Martin and Lucinda Martin, Husband
and Wife; Mortgage Electronic Registration Sys-
tems, Inc. As Nominee for Ownit Mortgage Solu-
tions, Inc.; Carmel Financial Corporation; Unknown
Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Pos-
session #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claim-
ing by, through, under and against the above named
Defendants) who are not known to be dead oralive,
whether said Unknown Parties may claim an inter-
est as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other
Claimants
Defendants

AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order re-
scheduling foreclosure sale dated August 10, 2010
entered in Civil Case No. 2008-CA-000195 of the
Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for
Baker County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank, National
Association, as Trustee for the C-BASS Mortgage
Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-CB8,
Plaintiff and Matthew A. Martin and Lucinda Mar-
tin, Husband and Wife are defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE EAST
DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNT COURTHOUSE LO-
CATED AT 339 EAST MACCLENNY AVENUE, MAC-
CLENNY, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA 11:00 A.M.
September 10, 2010, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgement, to-wit:
LOT 56, CYPRESS POINTE, UNIT 1, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES
90 THROUGH 92, INCLUSIVE, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

DATED at Macclenny, Florida, this 11th day of Au-
gust, 2010.
Al Fraser
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Baker County, Florida
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd.
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 880-8888
8/19-8/265
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
NORTH FLORIDA BROADBAND AUTHORITY
OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

The North Florida Broadband Authority ("NFBA")
announces a meeting of the NFBA Operations
Committee that all interested persons are invited
to attend. The NFBA is a legal entity and public
body created pursuant to the provisions of Sec-
tion 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal
Agreement among Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Di-
xie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy,
Madison, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and
Wakulla Counties and municipalities of Cedar Key,
Cross City, Lake City, Live Oak, Monticello, Perry,


White Springs and Worthington Springs, Florida.
The NFBA's Operations Committee meeting will
be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 2,
2010; at the Cabot Lodge Board Room, 3726 SW
40th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32608. The NFBA's
Operations Committee meeting will be to conduct
general business of the committee. If a person de-
cides to appeal any decision made by the NFBA with
respect to any matter considered at the meeting,
such person will need a record of the proceedings
and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is
made, including the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing special accommodation or an interpreter to
participate in this proceeding or have any questions
please contact Faith Doyle, Clerk to the NFBA Board
at (877) 552-3482 or (407) 629-6900 at least one
(1) business day prior to the date of the meeting.
8/26


PUBLIC NOTICE


The quarterly meeting of the Baker County Trans-
portation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board
will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 9,
2010, at the Baker County Family Health Depart-
ment, 480 West Lowder Street, Macclenny, Florida.
All interested persons are invited to attend. The
Northeast Florida Regional Council adheres to the
Americans with Disabilities Act and will make rea-
sonable modifications for access to this meeting
upon request. Requests should be received at least
72 hours in advance of the meeting in order to allow
time to provide the requested services. For more
information, contact the Northeast Florida Regional
Council at (904) 279-0880 between the hours of 8
a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8/26
PUBLIC NOTICE

The quarterly meeting of the Baker County Local
Mitigation Strategy Task Force will take place at
10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 13, 2010, at the
Baker County Emergency Operations Center, located
at 1 Sheriff's Office Dr, Macclenny, Florida. All inter-
ested persons are invited to attend.
8/26
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The Baker County Board of Commissioners will be
accepting applications until 12:00 pm on Septem-
ber 8, 2010 for one (1) temporary heavy equipment
operator position with the Baker County Road De-
partment. Must have valid driver's license with a
good driving record. Must have a minimum of three
(3) years motor grader experience. You may pick
up applications at the County Administration Of-
fice, located at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
FL 32063.

The Baker County Board of Commissioners reserves
the right to reject any and all applications.
8/26-9/2
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 02-2010-CA-0115

COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,
A Federal Credit Union,
Plaintiff,

vs.

JOHN A. GRINER, I and
TERESA L. GRINER, his wife.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Fi-
nal Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above
styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Baker County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in Baker Coun-
ty, Florida, described as follows:
Parcel 7-A
Part of the NW 1 of the NW 1 of Sec-
tion 19, Township 2 South, Range 22
East, Baker County, Florida, and being
more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Northwest corner of
said Section 19; thence S 0033'51" E
on the West line of said Section 19, a
distance of 468.7 feet to the Point of
Beginning: thence continue S 0033'51"
E on said West line a distance of 140.15
feet; thence N 89037'57" E a distance of
354.77 feet; thence N 0022'23" W a dis-
tance of 105.15 feet; thence N 84044'26"
W a distance of 356.98 feet to the Point
of Beginning. Also known as parcel 7-
A, North Forty. ALONG WITH a 1996
Destiny Omni Doublewide Mobile Home
#050357A and #050357B.

at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for
cash, at the front door of the Baker County Court-
house, Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on Sep-
tember21, 2010.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this
19th day of August, 2010.
T.A. "AL" FRASER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
Frank E. Maloney, Jr, PA.
Attorney for Plaintiff
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
8/26-9/2
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Baker County District School Board will hold the
following PUBLIC HEARING on Monday, October 4,
2010, in the Baker County School Board Meeting
Room located at 270 South Boulevard East, Mac-
clenny, Florida, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Approval of the following School Board
Policy:
5.105 Dating Violence and Abuse
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO
ATTEND.

The documents will be available for preview at
the Baker County School Board Office located at
270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida be-
ginning Wednesday, August 25, 2010 (8:30 a.m.
-3:00 p.m.).
Sherrie Raulerson
Superintendent of Schools
8/26-9/29
FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOP

Baker County is a fair housing advocate. Baker
County will hold a workshop on Tuesday, August 31,
2010, from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., in the Baker
County Administration Building, 55 North Third
Street, Macclenny, FL 32063. The purpose of the
workshop is to explain the Fair Housing Ordinance
for all protected classes (race, color, familial status,
disability, national origin, religion and sex). All inter-
ested parties are invited to attend.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a special accommodation to
participate in these proceedings should contact
259-3613, at least 48 hours prior to the time of the
workshop.

EEO/Fair Housing/Handicapped Accessible Jurisdic-
tion
8/26
Registration of Fictitious Names

I the undersigned, being duly sworn, do hereby
declare under oath that the names of all persons
interested in the business or profession carried
on under the name of R & J Nursery whose prin-
ciple place of business is: 5331 Sam Griffis Road,
Sanderson, FI 32087 and the extent of the interest
of each is as follows:
NAME EXTENT OF INTEREST
Randal Drawdy 50%
Jennifer Drawdy 50%
Randal Drawdy
Jennifer Drawdy
Signature
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BAKER
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 24th day
of August, 2010.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By Jamle Crews
As Deputy Clerk
8/26


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2010-DR-0332

IN RE: THE MATTER OF:
BREA JADE GENTRY, DOB 4-25-2004, and
BRAYDEN ELIAS HOLLOWAY, DOB 3-28-2007,
Minor children.


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ELIZABETH NICOLE GENTRY

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
4960 RICHARDSON ROAD
GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA 32040

ROBBIE HOLLOWAY
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
DARRELL WAYNE GENTRY
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Verified Petition for
Temporary Custody of Minor Children by Extended
Family Member has been filed in this court. You are
required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to the action on the Petitioner's attorney whose
name and address is Hugh D. Fish, Jr. at P.O. Box
531, Macclenny, Florida 32063, on or before Sep-
tember 6, 2010, and file the original of the writ-
ten defenses with the Clerk of Court either before
service or immediately thereafter Failure to serve
and file written defenses as required may result in a
judgment or order for the relief demanded, without
further notice.

WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court on this
19th day of August, 2010.
Al Fraser
as Clerk of the Court
BY: Sherri Dugger
Deputy Clerk
Hugh D. Fish, Jr.
Attorney at Law
34 S. 5th Street
Macclenny, FI 32063
Pone 904-259-6606
8/26-9/16
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 02-2009-CA-0177

C.U.B. LAND TRUST,
a Florida Land Trust,
Plaintiff,

and

WILLIAM M. LARA,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 16, 2010
and entered in Case No. 02-2009-CA-0177 of the
Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for
Baker County, Florida, wherein C.U.B. LAND TRUST,
a Florida Land Trust, is the Plaintiff, and WILLIAM
M. LARA is the Defendant, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at FRONT STEPS IN
FRONT OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00 AM, on the 16th day of September, 2010, the
following described property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment:

Parcel "C" Cedar Ridge North of Private
Rd. 10 acres

A parcel of land containing a total area
of 10.01 acres, more or less, lying, be-
ing and situate in Section 32, township
2 South, Rage 21 East, Baker County,
Florida, more particularly described as
follows:
COMMENCE at the Northwest corner of
Section 5, Township 3 South, Range 21
East, and run south 02 degrees 55 min-
utes 21 seconds East, along the West line
of said Section 5, a distance of 2436.36
feet; thence run North 88 degrees 15
minutes 40 seconds East a distance of
2595.26 feet; thence run North 61 degrees
38 minutes 54 seconds West a distance of
1504.11 feet; thence run North 02 degrees
32 minutes 47 seconds West a distance of
204.03 feet; thence run North 60 degrees
05 minutes 55 seconds East a distance of
900.78 feet; thence run North 02 degrees
32 minutes 50 seconds West a distance of
979.45 feet; thence run South 88 degrees
20 minutes 16 seconds West a distance of
244.19 feet; thence run North 87 degrees
30 minutes 02 seconds West a distance of
156.10 feet; thence run North 75 degrees
38 minutes 32 seconds West a distance of
418.47 feet; thence run South 86 degrees
04 minutes 36 seconds West a distance of
349.85 feet; thence run North 42 degrees
23 minutes 59 seconds West a distance
of 427.31 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING of the hereinafter described parcel
of land: thence run North 50 degrees 00
minutes 11 seconds West a distance of
580.06 feet; thence run North 37 degrees
23 minutes 26 seconds East a distance of
739.43 feet to the intersection with the
Westerly right-of-way line of a 60.00 foot
county maintained grade road (known lo-
cally as Cowpen Road); thence run South
52 degrees 36 minutes 34 seconds East,
along said Westerly right of way line, a
distance of 579.46 feet; thence run South
37 degrees 23 minutes 26 seconds West
a distance of 765.81 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.

Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on
August 23rd, 2010.
AL FRASER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
Russell A. Wade III, Esq.
RUSSELL A. WADE III, PA.
15 SE 6th Place
Lake Butler, FL 32054
Attorney for Plaintiff
8/26-9/2




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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONALAMENDMENTS
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 2, 2010
NOTICE OF ELECTION

I, Dawn K. Roberts, Interim Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an
election will be held in each county in Florida, on November 2, 2010, for the ratification or rejection of
proposed revisions to the constitution of the State of Florida.

No. 1
CONSTITUTIONALAMENDMENT
ARTICLE VI, SECTION 7
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
REPEAL OF PUBLIC CAMPAIGN FINANCING REQUIREMENT

Ballot Summary:
Proposing the repeal of the provision in the State Constitution that requires public financing of campaigns of
candidates for elective statewide office who agree to campaign spending limits

Full Text:
ARTICLE VI
SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS




shall prove wide funding for this provision G general law implementing this paragraph shall be at le ast as protective
of effective competition by a candidate who uses public funds as the general law in effect on January 1, 1998

No. 2
CONSTITUTIONALAMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 31
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
HOMESTEAD AD VALOREM TAX CREDIT FOR DEPLOYED MILITARY PERSONNEL


Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to require the Legislature to provide an additional homestead
property tax exemption by law for members of the United States military or military reserves, the Umnited States
Coast Guard or its reserves, or the Florida National Guard who receive a homestead exemption and were
deployed in the previous year on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support
of military operations designated by the Legislature The exempt amount will be based upon the number of
days in the previous calendar year that the person was deployed on active duty outside the continental United
States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the Legislature The amendment is
scheduled to take effect January 1, 2011

Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3 Taxes, exemptions --
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes
shall be exempt from taxation A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by
general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is located Such portions of property as
are used predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted
by general law from taxation
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state,
household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and
to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value
fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the
provisions of this subsection and general law, grant community and economic development ad valorem tax
exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by general law Such an
exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the
county or municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt
such ordinances An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the
use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business and
shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to
the expansion of an existing business The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be specified
by general law The period of time for which such exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion
of an existing business shall be determined by general law The authority to grant such exemption shall expire
ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by
referendum as provided by general law
(d) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the
provisions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation advalorem tax exemptions to owners
of historic properties This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality The
amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified
by general law The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be
determined by general law
(e) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed
value of property subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation
(f) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real property dedicated in perpetuity for
conservation purposes, including real property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or by other
perpetual conservation protections, as defined by general law
(g) By general law and subject to the conditions specified therein each person who receives a homestead
exemption as provided in section 6 of this article, who was a member of the United States military or military
reserves, the United States Coast Guard or its reserves, or the Florida National Guard, and who was deployed
during the preceding calendar year on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in
support of military operations designated by the legislature shall receive an additional exemption equal to a
percentage of the taxable value of his or her homestead property The applicable percentage shall be calculated
as the number of days during the preceding calendar year the person was deployed on active duty outside the

divided by the number of days in that year
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 31 Additional ad valorem tax exemption for certain members of the armed forces deployed
on active duty outside of the United States --The amendment to Section 3 of Article VII providing for an

States Coast Guard or its reserves or the Florida National Guard deployed on active duty outside of the United
StaeSt onIn S -D ooesio mitmaravpoperai H es ed k thn e lea tur- and cons section shall tt k ffc t Janu


1.2011


No. 3
CONSTITUTIONALAMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4 and 6
ARTICLE XII
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX LIMIT FOR NONHOMESTEAD PROPERTY, ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD
EXEMPTION FOR NEW HOMESTEAD OWNERS

Ballot Summary:
The State Constitution generally limits the maximum annual increase in the assessed value of nonhomestead
property to 10 percent annually This proposed amendment reduces the maximum annual increase in the
assessed values of those properties to 5 percent annually

This amendment also requires the Legislature to provide an additional homestead exemption for persons who
have not owned a principal residence during the preceding 8 years Under the exemption, 25 percent of the
just value of a first-time homestead, up to $100,000, will be exempt from property taxes The amount of the
additional exemption will decrease in each succeeding year for 5 years by the greater of 20 percent of the
initial additional exemption or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the property The
additional exemption will not be available in the 6th and subsequent years

Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 4 Taxation, assessments --By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure a just
valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively
for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use
(b) As provided by general law and subject to conditions, imitations, and reasonable definitions
specified therein, land used for conservation purposes shall be classified by general law and assessed solely on
the basis of character or use
(c) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may
be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be
classified for tax purposes, or may be exempted from taxation
(d) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their
homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment
This assessment shall change only as provided in this subsection
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on January 1st of each year, but
those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following
a Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year
b The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U S City Average, all
items 1967 100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed
at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year following
the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply That assessment shall only
change as provided in this subsection
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as
provided for by general law, provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by
general law
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable If any of the provisions of this amendment shall
be held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not affect or
impair any remaining provisions of this amendment
(8)a A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent
year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of
either of the two years immediately preceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have the
new homestead assessed at less than just value If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who
establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than
just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007 The assessed value of the
newly established homestead shall be determined as follows
1 If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead
as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new
homestead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or
the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year
in which the prior homestead was abandoned Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection
2 If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January
1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be
equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied
by the assessed value of the prior homestead However, if the difference between the just value of the new
homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater
than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the
just value and the assessed value equals $500,000 Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection
b By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for application
of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person
(e) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this
subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed
solely on the basis of character or use Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction
adopting the ordinance The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law
(f) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value
of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from
the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more
natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner's spouse if at least one
of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older Such a
reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved
(g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as defined by
general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth


in subsections (a) through (d) shall change only as provided in this subsection
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided
by law, but those changes in assessments shall not exceed five ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value
(3)After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership
of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment
date Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided
for by general law, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection
(h) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the
assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) and (g) shall change only as provided in this
subsection
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided
by law, but those changes in assessments shall not exceed five ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next
assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such property Thereafter,
such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next
assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of
ownership of the legal entity that owns the property Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided
for by general law, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection
(1) The legislature, by general law and subject to conditions specified therein, may prohibit the
consideration of the following in the determination of the assessed value of real property used for residential
purposes
(1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of improving the property's resistance to wind
damage
(2) The installation of a renewable energy source device
(j)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based upon the current
use of the property
a Land used predominantly for commercial fishing purposes
b Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable
c Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public
d Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial fishing facilities, and marine vessel
construction and repair facilities and their support activities
(2) The assessment benefit provided by this subsection is subject to conditions and limitations and
reasonable definitions as specified by the legislature by general law
SECTION 6 Homestead exemptions --
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent
residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation
thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five thousand dollars
and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand dollars
and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law
The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium,
or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner's or member's proprietary interest in a
corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of niety-eightyears The exemption shall not apply
with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of
section 4 by a state agency designated by general law This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any
amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any
residential unit No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of
ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the
corporation bears to the assessed value of the property
(c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to renters,
who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies Such ad valorem tax relief shall
be in the form and amount established by general law
(d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their
respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax
exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate
and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose
household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars The general law
must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this
subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic
adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living
(e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a
discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and
resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering
the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from
military service The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent,
service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs To qualify
for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by
March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States
Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran's service-connected disability and such
evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable
discharge If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in
writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply The Legislature may, by general law, waive
the annual application requirement in subsequent years This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is
self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation
(f)(1) By general law. and subject to conditions specified therein, the legislature shall provide an
additional homestead exemption to the person or persons who
a Establish the right to receive the homestead exemption in subsection (a) within one year after
purchasing the homestead property, and
b Have not owned a principal residence during the eight-year period before the purchase For married
persons, neither the purchaser nor his or her spouse may have owned a principal residence during the preceding
eight years
(2) The additional homestead exemption shall equal 25 percent of the just value of the property on
January 1 of the year in which the homestead exemption in subsection (a) is received, but not more than
$100 000
a The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal
to twenty percent of the amount of the initial additional exemption or by an amount equal to the difference
between the just value of the property and the assessed value determined under subsection (d) of section 4 of
this Article, whichever is greater
b The additional homestead exemption shall not apply after the fifth year after the initial additional
exemption is granted
(3) Only one additional exemption under this subsection may apply to a single homestead property
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
Property tax limit for nonhomestead property -The amendment to Section 4 of Article VII reducing the
limit on the maximum annual increase in the assessed value ofnonhomestead property to five percent from ten
percent and this section shall take effect January 1, 2011
Additional homestead exemption for first-time homestead property owners-The amendment to
subsection (f) of Section 6 of Article VII providing for an additional homestead exemption for persons who
have not owned a principal residence within an eight-year period and this section shall take effect January 1.
2011, and shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2010



No. 4
CONSTITUTIONALAMENDMENT
ARTICLE II, SECTION 7
(Initiative)

Ballot Title:
REFERENDA REQUIRED FOR ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLANS

Ballot Summary:
Establishes that before a local government may adopt a new comprehensive land use plan, or amend a
comprehensive land use plan, the proposed plan or amendment shall be subject to vote of the electors of the
local government by referendum, following preparation by the local planning agency, consideration by the
governing body and notice Provides definitions

Financial Impact Statement:
The amendment's impact on local government expenditures cannot be estimated precisely Local governments
will incur additional costs due to the requirement to conduct referenda in order to adopt comprehensive plans
or amendments thereto The amount of such costs depends upon the frequency, timing and method of the
referenda, and includes the costs of ballot preparation, election administration, and associated expenses The
impact on state government expenditures will be insignificant

Full Text
ARTICLE II
GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 7 Natural resources and scenic beauty --
Public participation in local government comprehensive land use planning benefits the conservation and
protection of Florida's natural resources and scenic beauty, and the long-term quality of life of Florldlans
Therefore, before a local government may adopt a new comprehensive land use plan, or amend a comprehensive
land use plan such proposed plan or plan amendment shall be subject to vote of the electors of the local
government by referendum, following preparation by the local planning agency, consideration by the governing
body as provided by general law and notice thereof in a local newspaper of general circulation Notice and
referendum will be as provided by general law This amendment shall become effective immediately upon
approval by the electors of Florida
For purposes of this subsection
1 "Local government" means a county or municipality
2 "Local government comprehensive land use plan" means a plan to guide and control future land development
in an area under the jurisdiction of a local government
3 "Local planning agency" means the agency of a local government that is responsible for the preparation
of a comprehensive land use plan plan and plan amendments after public notice and hearings and for making
recommendations to the governing body of the local government regarding the adoption or amendment of a
comprehensive land use plan
4 "Governing body" means the board of county commissioners of a county, the commission or council of a
munlcpality, or the chief elected governing body of a county or munlcipalit, however designated


No. 5
CONSTITUTIONALAMENDMENT
ARTICLE III, SECTION 21
(Initiative)

Ballot Title:
STANDARDS FOR LEGISLATURE TO FOLLOW IN LEGISLATIVE REDISTRICTING

Ballot Summary:
Legislative districts or districting plans may not be drawn to favor or disfavor an incumbent or pohtltical party
Districts shall not be drawn to deny racial or language minorities the equal opportunity to participate in the
political process and elect representatives of their choice Districts must be contiguous Unless otherwise
required, districts must be compact, as equal in population as feasible, and where feasible must make use of
existing city, county and geographical boundaries

Financial Impact Statement:
The fiscal impact cannot be determined precisely State government and state courts may incur additional
costs if litlgatlon increases beyond the number or complexity of cases which would have occurred in the
amendment's absence


Full Text:
ARTICLE III
LEGISLATURE
SECTION 21 Standards for establishing Legislative district boundaries


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(1) No apportionment pla
an incumbent, and district
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n or district shall be drawn with the intent to favor or disfavor a pohtical party or
ts shall not be drawn with the intent or result of denying or abridging the equal
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No. 6
CONSTITUTIONALAMENDMENT
ARTICLE III, SECTION 20
(Initiative)


Ballot Title:


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STANDARDS FOR LEGISLATURE TO FOLLOW IN CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING

Ballot Summary:
Congressional districts or districting plans may not be drawn to favor or disfavor an incumbent or political
party Districts shall not be drawn to deny racial or language minorities the equal opportunity to participate in
the political process and elect representatives of their choice Districts must be contiguous Unless otherwise
required, districts must be compact, as equal in population as feasible, and where feasible must make use of
existing city, county and geographical boundaries

Financial impact statement:
The fiscal impact cannot be determined precisely State government and state courts may incur additional
costs if litigation increases beyond the number or complexity of cases which would have occurred in the
amendment's absence

Full Text
ARTICLE III
LEGISLATURE
SECTION 20 Standards for estabhshig Congressional district boundaries --
In establishing Congressional district boundaries
(1) No apportionment plan or individual district shall be drawn with the intent to favor or disfavor a political
party or an incumbent, and districts shall not be drawn with the intent or result of denying or abridging the
equal opportunity of racial or language minorities to participate in the political process or to diminish their
ability to elect representatives of their choice, and districts shall consist of contiguous territory
(2) Unless compliance with the standards in this subsection conflicts with the standards in subsection (1) or
with federal law. districts shall be as nearly equal in population as is practicable, districts shall be compact, and
districts shall, where feasible, utilize existing political and geographical boundaries
(3) The order in which the standards within sub-sections (1) and (2) of this section are set forth shall not be read


to establish any priority


within that subsection


No. 7
CONSTITUTIONALAMENDMENT
ARTICLE III, SECTION 20
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
STANDARDS FOR LEGISLATURE TO FOLLOW IN LEGISLATIVE AND CONGRESSIONAL
REDISTRICTING

Ballot Summary:
In establishing congressional and legislative districtboundaries or plans, the state shall apply federal requirements
and balance and implement the standards in the State Constitution The state shall take into consideration the
ability of racial and language minorities to participate in the political process and elect candidates of their
choice, and communities of common interest other than political parties may be respected and promoted, both
without subordination to any other provision of Article III of the State Constitution Districts and plans are
valid if the balancing and implementation of standards is rationally related to the standards contained in the
State Constitution and is consistent with federal law

Full Text:
ARTICLE III
LEGISLATURE

SECTION 20 Standards for establishing legislative and congressional district boundaries --In establishing
congressional and legislative district boundaries or plans the state shall apply federal requirements and balance
and implement the standards in this constitution The state shall take into consideration the ability of racial and


language minorities to participate in the
of common interest other than pohtical
any other provision of this article Distrli
is rationally related to the standards coni


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No. 8
CONSTITUTIONALAMENDMENT
ARTICLE IX, SECTION 1
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 31
(Legislative)

Ballot Title
REVISION OF THE CLASS SIZE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Ballot Summary:
The Florida Constitution currently limits the maximum number of students assigned to each teacher in public
school classrooms in the following grade groupings for prekindergarten through grade 3, 18 students, for
grades 4 through 8, 22 students, and for grades 9 through 12, 25 students Under this amendment, the current
limits on the maximum number of students assigned to each teacher in public school classrooms would become
limits on the average number of students assigned per class to each teacher, by specified grade grouping, in
each public school This amendment also adopts new limits on the maximum number of students assigned to
each teacher in an individual classroom as follows for prekindergarten through grade 3, 21 students, for grades
4 through 8, 27 students, and for grades 9 through 12, 30 students This amendment specifies that class size
limits do not apply to virtual classes, requires the Legislature to provide sufficient funds to maintain the average
number of students required by this amendment, and schedules these revisions to take effect upon approval by
the electors of this state and to operate retroactively to the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year

Full Text:
ARTICLE IX
EDUCATION
SECTION 1 Public education --
(a) The education of children is a fundamental value of the people of the State of Florida It is, therefore,
a paramount duty of the state to make adequate provision for the education of all children residing within
its borders Adequate provision shall be made by law for a uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and high quality
system of free pubhc schools that allows students to obtain a high quality education and for the establishment,
maintenance, and operation of institutions of higher learning and other pubhc education programs that the needs
of the people may require To assure that children attending public schools obtain a high quality education, the
legislature shall make adequate provision to ensure that, by the beginning of the 2010-2011 2010 school year
and for each school year thereafter, there are a sufficient number of classrooms so that
(1) Within each public school, the average maximum number of students whoare assigned per class to
each teacher who is teaching inpublic school classrooms for prekindergarten through grade 3 does not exceed
18 students and the maximum number of students assigned to each teacher in an individual classroom does not
exceed 21 students,
(2) Within each public school, the average maximum number of students whoare assigned per class to
each teacher who is teaching in public school classrooms for grades 4 through 8 does not exceed 22 students
and the maximum number of students assigned to each teacher in an individual classroom does not exceed 27
students, and
(3) Within each public school, the average maximum number of students whoare assigned per class
to each teacher who is teaching in public school classrooms for grades 9 through 12 does not exceed 25
students and the maximum number of students assigned to each teacher in an individual classroom does not
exceed 30 students The class size requirements of this subsection do not apply to extracurricular or virtual
classes Payment of the costs associated with meeting reducing class size to meet these requirements is the
responsibility of the state and not of local school schools districts Beginning with the 2003-2004 fiscal year,
The legislature shall provide sufficient funds to maintain reduce the average number of students required by m
each classroom by at least two students per year until the miaximum t iaiber of students per classiomi does not
exceed the requirementsof this subsection
(b) Every four-year old child in Florida shall be provided by the State a high quality prekindergarten
pre-kindergarten learning opportunity in the form of an early childhood development and education program
which shall be voluntary, high quality, free, and delivered according to professionally accepted standards
An early childhood development and education program means an organized program designed to address
and enhance each child's ability to make age appropriate progress in an appropriate range of settings in the
development of language and cognitive capabilities and emotional, social, regulatory, and moral capacities
through education in basic skills and such other skills as the Legislature may determine to be appropriate
(c) The early childhood education and development programs provided by reason of subsection
subparagraph (b) shall be implemented no later than the beginning of the 2005 school year through funds
generated in addition to those used for existing education, health, and development programs Existing
education, health, and development programs are those funded by the State as of January 1, 2002, that provided
for child or adult education, health care, or development
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 31 Class size requirements for public schools -- The amendment to Section 1 ofArticle IX relating
to class size requirements for public schools, and this section shall take effect upon approval by the electors and
shall operate retroactively to the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year

No. 9
CONSTITUTIONALAMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 28
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
HEALTH CARE FREEDOM

Ballot Summary:
HEALTH CARE SERVICES -Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to ensure access to health
care services without waiting lists, protect the doctor-patient relationship, guard against mandates that don't
work, prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in
any health care system, permit a person or an employer to purchase lawful health care services directly from
a health care provider, permit a health care provider to accept direct payment from a person or an employer
for lawful health care services, exempt persons, employers, and health care providers from penalties and fines
for paying directly or accepting direct payment for lawful health care services, and permit the purchase or sale
of health insurance in private health care systems Specifies that the amendment does not affect which health
care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide, affect which health care services are
permitted by law, prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers' compensation, affect
laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010, affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the
extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying
directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person
or an employer for lawful health care services, or affect any general law passed by two-thirds vote of the
membership of each house of the Legislature, passed after the effective date of the amendment, provided such
law states with specificity the public necessity justifying the exceptions from the provisions of the amendment
The amendment expressly provides that it may not be construed to prohibit negotiated provisions in insurance
contracts, network agreements, or other provider agreements contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance,
deductibles, or other patient charges

Full Text:
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 28 Health care services --
(a) To preserve the freedom of all residents of the state to provide for their own health care
(1) A law or rule may not compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider
to participate in any health care system
(2) A person or an employer may pay directly for lawful health care services and may not be required
to pay penalties or fines for paying directly for lawful health care services A health care provider may accept
direct payment for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or fines for accepting


direct payment from a person or an employer for 1
(b) Subject to reasonable and necessary
purchase or sale of health insurance i private hea


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ntially limit a person's options, the
t be prohibited by law or rule


(c) This section does not
(1) Affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide
(2) Affect which health care services are permitted by law
(3) Prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers' compensation
(4) Affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1 2010
(5) Affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions
do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services
or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care
services, except that this section may not be construed to prohibit any negotiated provision in any insurance
contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance.
deductibles. or other patient charges
(6) Affect any general law passed by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the
legislature after the effective date of this section. if the law states with specificity the public necessity that
justifies an exception from this section
(d) As used in this section. the term
(1) "Compel" includes the imposition of penalties or fines
(2) "Direct payment" or "pay directly" means payment for lawful health care services without a public
or private third party, not including an employer, paying for any portion of the service
(3) "Health care system" means any public or private entity whose function or purpose is the
management of. processing of, enrollment of individuals for, or payment, in full or in part, for health care
services, health care data, or health care formation for its participants
(4) "Lawful health care services" means any health-related service or treatment, to the extent that the
service or treatment is permitted or not prohibited by law or regulation, which may be provided by persons or
businesses otherwise permitted to offer such services
(5) "Penalties or fines" means any civil or criminal penalty or fine. tax. salary or wage withholding
or surcharge. or named fee with a similar effect established by law or rule by an agency established, created.
or controlled by the government which is used to punish or discourage the exercise of rights protected under
this section For purposes of this section only, the term "rule by an agency" may not be construed to mean any
negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually
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AMS Clay Master pool table, great con-
dition, $900. Call for all the extras. 655-
9219. 8/26p
Yamaha clarinet ready for school, used
1/ years at BCMS, doesn't want to be in
band anymore $180 OBO. Older clarinet,
needs pads $80 OBO. 742-5182. 8/26p
Browning .300 lever action, $450; .280
bolt-action Browning $450; Husqvarna
tiller $300. 813-5968. 8/19-8/26p
Green peanuts, Valenbia, washed and
graded, $30 a bushel. 386-752-3434.
7/8-8/26p
2009 Polaris Ranger 4x4, special edition
XP, black, very nice, like new, 120 hours,
lots of extras, $10,500 OBO. 591-2640.
8/5tfc
1986 Trailmaster class C motorhome,
as is, $3500. 289-7004. 8/26p
Bankruptcies, divorce, wills and any
other court documents prepared, no-
tary service. Call John Swanson at 257-
9033. 6/17tfc
Two swivel rocker recliners, like new.
Want reasonable donation to First United
Methodist Church. 259-4264. 8/26p
Artists. Oils, acrylics, water colors,
Canvases, drawing pads and much
more. On sale now. The Office Mart, 110
S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc
Antiques rocking chair, lamps, desk,
mirror, dark walnut dining room chairs,
need reupholstering $10 each, hand
plows and more. Call 238-7527. 8/26p





2001 Ford Excursion Limited, four
wheel drive, clean and well kept, 128,000
mostly highway miles, a must see. 904-
219-8669, 904-553-6215. 8/26p
2003 Ford F150 Lariat 4x4 super cab,
white, loaded, tan leather, six-disc CD,
sun roof, great condition, $11,750. Call
707-8649. 8/12tfc





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Call Melissa 259-5260. 8/26-9/16p
Babysitting in home, near 125 and 127.
Any hours, all ages. David's Bridal wed-
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7/29-8/26p
Affordable and dependable Let me take
care of your cleaning needs. Also avail-
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Shelties, AKC, sable and white and tri-
color. Beautiful and fluffy, ready 8/26.
Reduced to $275. 259-7794.8/19-8/26p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Happy Jack Mange Medicine promotes
healing and hair growth to any mange,
bare spot, on dogs and horses without
steroids. Glen cash store. 259-2391.
www.happyjackinc.com 8/19-9/9p
Beagles, four adult and four puppies,
three months old, all females, $50 each.
904-259-6426. 8/26-9/2p
Old fashion derby yellow quarter horse
for sale, reasonable offer. 424-9589,
259-6528. 8/26p





Female Beagle mix on Otis Yarborough
Rd. 259-6851. 8/26


Trail Ridge Hunting Club, still hunt or
dog hunt, just minutes from Macclenny.
Contact us at 904-608-3281 or 904-259-
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Heavy duty diesel mechanic needed,
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securing custody of children under 18.
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Copper Creek, 3 BR, 2 BA 1755 SF,
$189,000 two car garage, fenced back
yard, over 1/3 acre. 259-3065. 8/26p
3 BR, 1 BA block home, new appliances,
new carpet, large lot, large shed, 221
Ivy Street. Reduced, $96,000. Pos-
sible owner financing. 259-8974.
7/22-8/26p
3 acres, high and dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included, owner
financing. 912-843-8118. 2/22tfc
FSBO, 2500 SF brick home on five acres,
Hills of Glen, 11536 Confederate Lane. 4
BR, 3 BA, great room with wood burning
fireplace, double garage and detached
garage workshop, asking $239,000. Call
259-9582 or 553-4165. 8/5-9/23p





2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, new H/A, new
appliances, extra clean, service animals
only, $650 deposit, $650/month. 259-
2121. 7/1ltfc
Efficiency apartment $525/month, first,
last and $300 deposit. Includes electric,
lawn service, trash and water. 259-7335.
8/12tfc
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
904-860-4604. 3/17tfc
Houses for rent, 2 and 3 bedrooms.
912-843-2093, 777-8880. 8/12-9/2p
Gainesville, large 2 BR, 2 BA condo
close to UF Washer/dryer included, wa-
ter included in rent, $700/month. 904-
259-3907, cell 904-521-5792.
8/5-8/26p
3 BR, 2 BA triplewide on two acres, walk-
in closets, dishwasher, washer/dryer


hook-up, front and back porches, water
and sewage included, $900/month plus
security deposit. 718-8898. 8/26p
2 BR apartment, quiet established neigh-
borhood, service animals only, $550 per
month. Call for deposit information. 259-
8444. 8/26tfc
3 BR, 2 BA house in city limits, $800/
month, first, last and $300 security. 259-
2563. 8/12tfc
3 BR, 1 /2 BA two story house 1661
SF, fenced yard, new floors, 121 Morris
Avenue behind fire station. To see inside
call 386-546-2608 or 904-226-1869 for
appointment. $850/month, $400 deposit.
8/19-8/26p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, service ani-
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references required. 259-7818 or 339-
1861. 8/26p
2 BR, 1 /2 BA mobile home, $525/
month, $525 deposit. Garbage, water,
sewage and lawn care included. 912-
843-8165 or 904-219-2690. 8/26tfc
2 or 3 BR mobile home for rent on
acre. Service animals only, garbage
pickup, sewer, water and lawn main-
tenance provided, rent $385-$550,
family neighborhood. 912-843-8118;
904-699-8637. 10/29tfc
4 BR, 2 BA doublewide with retreat
room and two car garage on one acre
near fairgrounds, many upgrades,
$900/month, $900 deposit. Or possibly
sell $119,000. 259-5907 or 206-0534.
8/26p
3 BR, 1 BA home in the country, ser-
vice animals only $600/month, $500
deposit. 923-2191. 8/5-8/26c
3 BR, 2 BA two acres of land in Hills of
Glen, $650/month, first last and $400
deposit. 259-7335. 8/12tfc
2 BR, 2 BA, $700/month, completely
remodeled, 2 BR, 1 BA $525. Both on
the river. 259-6528, 424-9589. 8/26p
Homes and mobile homes for rent
from $750-850 monthly. 259-2255 or
813-1580. 11/13tfc
2 BR, 1 BA apartment $600/month plus
$600 security. 259-6616. 8/26-9/2p
2 BR apartment, 231 S. Third Street,
$595/month, $500 deposit. 259-9797.
8/26tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, service ani-
mals only, $650/month, $650 deposit
references required. Available Septem-
ber 1.259-7818 or 339-1861. 8/26p
53 Macclenny Avenue West, 1 BR
apartment $500/month, $500 deposit.
Garlon Webb, Monarch. 408-9146.
8/26p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, $500/mo.
plus deposit. 904-629-1779. 8/26tfc


3 BR, 1 BA home on Pierce Road, Glen
St. Mary, two-car carport, no carpet.
Rent $600 with first and last rent and
security deposit. Six month lease re-
quired. Call 759-2913 or 259-2035.
8/26p





2 permanent camping spots on Santa
Fe and Suwannee River point, close to
boat ramps, year round rental, $300/
month each, includes power. 259-9066.
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Commercial space available, SR 121,
900-2700 SF, $10-$12 per square foot.
Call 259-9022. 6/24tfc
Office space, 500 SF, Macclenny Av-
enue, $450 rent, $450 deposit. 259-
6546. 4/15tfc
Commercial space for lease with office,
lobby and outside display area at Coun-
try Federal Credit Union Glen Branch
on US-90 in Glen St. Mary. Contact
Brian Yarbrough at 759-5734 for details.
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much more. Call 904-504-3986.
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2011's on the way, 2010's in the way.
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Includes free Set Up. Call Jared at 904-
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house fast. Only $36,900. Call 904-504-
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AC, $35,900. Call Jared at 904-259-4663.
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pool. $279,000
EYE IT, YOU'LL BUY IT! MLS# 532870 Short sale.
3BR 1BA home on nice corner lot across the street
from YMCA complex in the heart of Macclenny.
$69,000
BRING YOUR HORSES! MLS# 548080 Beautiful hm
only 6 years old. Sits on 5 acres. Price for quick sale.
$279,000
READY&WAITING!- MLS#473393 Two acres ready
to go. Zoned for houses and mobile homes. This
property will not disappoint. $80,000
SHOWS LIKE A MODEL! MLS# 539188 This 3BR
2BA home is located in Sands Point Subdivision on
culdesac. Offersso much! $180,000
PARADISE FOUND! MLS# 531346 This 4BR 2BA
2,452 SF home sits on 1 acre. Located in Settler's
Ridge. Formal living rm & dining rm. 1 Year home
warranty. $219,900
LOVE AT 1sT SIGHT! MLS# 514241 Beautiful corner
lot, former Richmond model. 4BR 2.5 BA, tile flr,
Ig family rm w built in bookcases. Crown molding,
corain countertops, work desk off kitchen. Covered &
screened back porch. $232,000
BUY A LIFESTYLE! MLS# 530336 This 4BR 2BA
1,949 SF hm is full of charm & sits on almost 5
acres. Features spring fed fully stocked pond. Hm
has lifetime metal roof, 2 brand new AC units, water
softener. Oversized detached garage would hold 5 +
cars, attached 2 car garage. $309,900


WHAT A VIEW! MLS# 543540 Fifteen acres
completely cleared and grassed for you to build your
dream home. Beautiful country setting. $231,900
DREAMS COME TRUE! MLS# 544455 All brick
3BR 3BA 2,149 SF home on over 3.5 acres. Zoned
for horses/livestock. Bonus/library, large rooms
and hard wood flooring throughout. Mother-in-law
suite. $239,000
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! MLS# 529124 Large
3BR 3BA hm situated on 3.5 acres. Large open
formal living rm, sep. dining rm, kitchen w/breakfast
bar. Two rooms have been painted. Two fireplaces.
$211,00
WANTED: NEW OWNERS! MLS# 541234 Enjoy
this quiet country neighborhood. Brick front/vinyl
siding. 4BR 2BA hm sits on huge .90 acre lot. Large
family rm, eat in kitchen & more. $199,900
NOT A SHORT SALE! MLS# 543382 Beautiful
home features gourmet kitchen with double oven &
small island. Formal living rm & separate din. room.
Screened patio and faux wood blinds throughout.
$178,999
INVESTORS DREAM! MLS# 541361 Take
advantage of this buying opportunity. Zoned
commercial this property holds great value & great
potential. $127,000
LIVE THE GOOD LIFE! MLS# 543731 This 3BR 2BA
home was built in 2005.2798SF. Upstairs apartment
over attached 2 car garage. Additional detached 40
x 40 (1600 SF) 3 car garage/workshop with office &
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DAVE RAMSEY







Making sense


of your cents
C/ Rosie Nickles


18 attend lifestyle Camp STYLE
Eighteen Baker County teens and a dozen staff members attended the an-
nual Camp STYLE August 2-7 at Lake Swan Camp near Melrose, FL. Pictured
above are (back row, I-r) Chase Taylor, Zac Thompson, Danyle Lewis,Tristan
Jewell, Mason Mosley, Cory Mills, Tracy Combs, Amanda Rhoden, Madison
Knabb, Kirsten Gray, Savannah Karnes, Elizabth Mosley, Bridget Higginbo-
tham, Dalton McKelvey, Chandler Taylor, Johnathan North, (front) Ashton
Alford, Brendan Gibson, Garrett Nipper, Jacob Theophile, Austin Mills, Ty-
ler Braddy, Cindy Register, Allison Theophile, Kasyn Gibbons, Garrett Nip-
per. Anne Lewis (left, standing), director of the camp that stresses making
healthy lifestyle choices, expressed her gratitude to dozens of businesses,
individuals and agencies public and private that donated to her "Send a
Kid to Camp" effort earlier this year.


PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON

Alford signs with SJRCC

Brittney Alford signed a letter of intent to play softball for the St. Johns
River Community College Vikings August 18 in the BCHS media center. She
played second base for the Wildcats under then head coach Jamie Rodg-
ers. Alford graduated last spring and will play second base or short stop
for BCHS alum and Vikings softball coach Rebecca Bennett, who played
softball at Florida State University. Alford, who hopes to study physical
therapy, is pictured with her parents John and Ann Alford. She also played
volleyball at BCHS.


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One of the main points of the
Dave Ramsey program is the
power of cash. There are so many
advantages to handling your day-
to-day expenses with cash versus
using credit cards. Let's go over
some of them and maybe I'll
convince you to get more control
over your money!
Control is the key here. Deal-
ing with cash is the daily activity
you can start today that can help
you get control and put a stop
to the downward spiral that our
paychecks often take. You know,
the path which leads us to being
completely broke, scratching our
heads and wondering where in
the world our money just went!
Have you ever noticed that
it is much more difficult to part
with cold hard cash than it is to
swipe that credit card? We tend
to be less emotionally attached to
money that we can't see. It hurts
your heart a little more to hand
over those dollar bills, doesn't it?
That's a good thing! It causes
you to be more careful with your
spending. And visualizing how
much money you have to spend
helps you keep better track of
your spending budget. We tend
to think of a credit card as an un-
limited source of invisible money.
With cash or even a debit card we
have a more realistic idea of our
spending limitations we know
there is a finite amount of money
that will run out.
Lots of people pay for their
expenses with credit cards and
pay off the balance every month.


Are you one of those people? If
so, you are avoiding paying inter-
est, which is wise. But you are not
winning with your money and
you definitely are not outsmart-
ing the credit card companies.
Did you know that you are
spending an average of 12-18%
more a month than you would if
you were paying with cash? Do
you charge your credit card for
regular expenses to earn airline
miles? This is not the clever fi-
nancial move that you think it is.
There are often caveats and fine
print that contain many restric-
tions.
Come vacation time, those
"free" miles you got by using
the credit card (and most likely
spending significantly more than
if you were using cash) may not
get you very far. And many airline
miles expire within a certain time
period. Why not ditch the credit
card, pay for expenses with cash,
and put away a little every month
in savings for that vacation. Your
vacation options won't be limited
to where your precious airline
miles will fly you.
Contrary to popular belief,
you don't need a credit card to
do things like reserve a hotel
room or rent a car. All you need
is a regular old debit card. I have
been on many trips and have
never had a problem paying for
hotels and rental cars this way.
Any reputable company will ac-
cept your debit card.
Do you never use your credit
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emergency." Sorry to burst your
bubble, but that's not a good idea
either. Keeping an idle credit
card in your name leaves you
vulnerable to identity theft. How
about saving 3-6 months' worth
of expenses and use that in case
of emergency. That would allow
you to rely on yourself instead
of being at the mercy of a credi-
tor when you need emergency
money.
I haven't even mentioned yet
the risk you are taking by keeping
that credit card in your wallet. If
you are one who pays off the bal-
ance every month it may make
sense to you mathematically,
but you need to consider the risk
involved. What if your spouse
loses a job and your income goes
down? What if you get injured?
What if you can't pay the balance
next month? You are only one
emergency away from interest
piling up on that credit card bal-
ance.
Credit card companies do not
want to "help" you save money,


go on great vacations, or spend
wisely. Credit card companies
are snakes, and when you have a
credit card, you are playing with
snakes. It's only a matter of time
before you're going to get bitten.
Rosie Nickles lives in Macclenny
and is a Dave Ramsey-certified
financial counselor. She has an ac-
counting degree from the Robins
School of Business at the Univer-
sity of Richmond, Virginia. You can
reach Rosie at rosienicklespfc@ya-
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Bank owned 5 BR double-
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and storage, storage, stor-
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may be available.
2 lots in Glen St. Mary
has 1980 DW listed as NO
VALUE. $45,000
3 BR, 2 BA 2286SFhouse
built in 1976 with many
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$34,900
Beautiful 7.33 acre lot with
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High and dry 7.5 acres for
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Excellent business location.
Four lots total 1.20 acres with
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SPORTS AUGUST 26,2010

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PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON
From left: Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson and the faculty winner of the Ultimate Wildcat fan contest Michael Warren, BCHS band director, Falon Lee and Jeremy Wannamaker avoiding tacklers, and longtime fan Benny Fish with Ms. Raulerson.


Classic pits playoff
All the training and preparation is over. ous.
The Wildcat football team will strap on the pads The Warriors lost
and step onto the field for real this Friday when the Hammett to gradual
Cats take on the West Nassau Warriors in the annual rienced team. George
Kickoff Classic at 7:30 pm at Memorial Stadium. feet road record, recol
Think of the classic as the last pre-season game The Warriors retu
before the regular season begins in earnest next ers on offense. Senior
week against Crescent City. Simmons both flirted
It's the last chance for Coach Ryan Sulkowski and had 959 yards rushin
his staff to evaluate the team at the end of summer yards in total offense
workouts and decide who will trot out onto the field tion.
as the starting offensive and defensive units against Senior Earl Youm
the Raiders. ing and will be county
But the classic is much more than a glorified Hammett gone.
scrimmage. West Nassau is a playoff team and will Senior Mike Park ]
be anxious to give the Wildcats all they can handle in tackles last season to
a game situation. Though for both teams it is about hind graduating senic
getting a final look at themselves, it is also about The defense lost a
starting the season with winning momentum. be interested in seeing
That is particularly important for BCHS, which up.
opens with a very tough schedule, a new coaching The Warriors were
staff and a new system on offense and defense. The ation in the secondai
Cats definitely don't want to start the season on the offense will want to
back foot. game.
West Nassau is potentially a tough team. They For Wildcat footba
were 8-3 last season and made the playoffs. Though game. Two playoff tea
they lost in the first round to Trinity Christian 33-13, off against one anoth
anytime you go against a playoff quality team you tage of the home field
are staring at a squad that knows how to win games top early. It should b
and is willing to do what it takes to come out victori- a lot of levels.


rivals


Their best player Garrett
nation, but they return an expe-
Nelson's team had a near-per-
rding its sole loss to Trinity.
rn three very dangerous play-
Seth Velez and Junior Deante
with looo-yard seasons. Velez
g and Simmons had over 700
e from the quarterback posi-

an had over 500 yards rush-
ed on for bigger numbers with

leads the defense. He had 130
rank second on the team be-
)r Demetirous Wright.
lot of starters and Nelson will
g how the younger players step

particularly hit hard by gradu-
ry, and the new look Wildcat
challenge with their passing

11 fans this is the perfect kickoff
ams from last season squaring
ler. The Cats have the advan-
[ and will want to jump out on
e a very entertaining game on


Pep rally fires up team and fans

for beginning of football season


BOB GERARD I SPORTS
With the rain pouring down
outside and football practice
moved indoors to the BCHS audi-
torium, coaches on Monday fired
up the Wildcats in preparation
for Friday's match-up with West
Nassau in the Kickoff Classic.
They talked about team work,
playing their positions and the
good things that would happen
if the Cats played like they prac-
ticed. It was clear that though
the long, hot summer is far from
over, the first sign of fall is in the
air football.
You didn't need any surer sign
that Baker County is ready for a
little gridiron heroics than the


turnout at the pre-season pep
rally at Memorial Stadium on
Friday night.
The place was packed with
cheering, rowdy and enthusiastic
Wildcat fans. They came early
and stayed late. They got fired
up by the early scrimmage that
Coach Ryan Sulkowski staged for
their benefit.
"We just want to give them a
chance to see the team get at it,"
said Sulkowski.
And "get at it," they did. They
gave the fans a taste of what they
will see on Friday night against
the Warriors.
It was a fun night for the
crowd. There was food the
cheerleaders went through their


routine and the band played
some numbers. The BCMS Danc-
ing Paws and BCHS Rhythmettes
went through their paces.
New band director Michael
Warren won the Ultimate Wild-
cat Fan contest. He was decked
head to toe in Wildcat gear and
completely painted up for the oc-
casion. Superintendent Sherrie
Raulerson challenged the student
body to surpass his example for
the Kickoff Classic.
The crowd cheered enthusi-
astically for Sulkowski and the
introduction of the Wildcat play-
ers.
In short, for the capacity crowd
it was a great way to get in gear
for the start of the new season.


Key games to come early for Cats


BOB GERARD I SPORTS
The BCHS football Wildcats
are in the second year of a very
difficult football schedule. With
the exception of Solid Rock
Christian of Miami, the schedule
is full of potential pitfalls. Here's
a look at the season to come.
The Cats open with a playoff
team, the Crescent City Raiders,
at home on Sept. 3. The Raiders
were 8-3 last season and made it
into the playoffs, losing to Trin-
ity Christian. The Cats handily
beat the Raiders 47-7 in Crescent
City.
It's out of the frying pan into
the fire as the Wildcats take on
Trinity Christian in the second
week of the season. The Con-
querors shocked BCHS 21-7 last
season and went on to win the
rest of their games and be state
runners-up. The Conquerors are
still loaded and it should be a real
battle in Jacksonville on Sept.
10.
The Cats take on the ancient
enemy at home on Sept. 17.
Bradford struggled last season
at 4-6 and was shut out by Baker
County 21-0. But Bradford is still
Bradford and there is a lot of tra-
dition to this game, so the records
go out the window.
Week 4 is definitely a game
to watch. The Cats open district
play with the Ribault Trojans.
They will be desperate to avenge
the 28-14 loss at the hands of
the Wildcats that ultimately cost
them the district title. Though the
Cats have home field advantage,
Ribault will relish a chance to get
back at BCHS on Sept. 24.
Whatever their record at week
5 they should be able to take a
little breather with Solid Rock
Christian. The school is just get-
ting started and only played three
games last season. The were
beaten 36-0 by BCHS but were
respectable.
The Cats host Baldwin on Oct.
8. BCHS spanked the Indians
49-0 last season as Baldwin went
on to a 2-8 season. The game is a
district match-up.
The Cats have an open date on
Oct. 15 and they will undoubtedly
use it to rest up before meeting


Raines on Oct. 22. Raines beat
BCHS at Memorial Stadium 34-
14 and it is never easy to play the
Vikings in Jacksonville. Mark
your calendar for this one.
BCHS pulled out a fascinating
win against Live Oak last season
as Kendrick Sampson demon-
strated what he could do throw-
ing the football and brought the
Cats back from a two-touchdown
deficit with a little over a minute
to go. The Bulldogs will have a
long memory and want to avenge
that loss in a district game Oct.
29.
The Cats wrap up their district


games with a home stand against
Alachua Santa Fe on Nov. 5. The
Cats handed the Red Raiders a
47-7 loss and might need this dis-
trict win as they did last season.
The final season game is Nov.
12 with a home stand against Ar-
lington Country Day. The Wild-
cats defeated the Apaches 29-6
last season and would like to fin-
ish with momentum.
With the exception of Raines
on Oct. 15 the key games are
all early. It could have been an
easier initiation for coach Ryan
Sulkowski, but it should prove a
real treat for football fans.


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Wildcat Football Home Game

THEME NIGHTS "
Theme Nights begin at 6:15 pm with the Wildcat Walk
welcoming the players into the stadium
Pre-Game Festivities begin at 7:00 pm
Games start at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 27 ** West Nassau
Ultimate Student Fan Contest, winner receives $100
Recognition of our School District Business Partners & Wildcat Booster Officers
Friday, September 3 ** Crescent City
Recognition of students with outstanding FCAT Achievement in 2010
Friday, September 17 ** Bradford
Recognition of all sports athletic scholarship recipients who completed college and
past Baker County graduates selected in the NFL
Friday, September 24 ** Ribault
Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Night
Recognition of PBS winners selected from each grade for outstanding behavior
Friday, October 1 ** Solid Rock
Recognition of past and present Teacher of the Year, Valedictorian & Salutatorian
Friday, October 8 ** Baldwin
Recognition of Baker County Sheriff's Department, Firefighters, EMS Technicians,
Football Program Doctors & Nurses
Thursday, November 4 ** HOMECOMING
5:00 pm Homecoming Parade 6:00 pm Cat Growl
Past graduating classes are invited to participate by class or decade!
Friday, November 5 ** Santa Fe
Blast from the Past
Recognition of former football players, coaches, cheerleaders, majorettes,
rhythmettes, broadcasters, homecoming queens, band, flag corps & others!
Friday, November 12 ** Arlington Country Day
Senior Night
Recognition of past and present Baker County veterans at halftime


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