82nd Year, Vol. 16Winner of 7 state awards for journalism excellence in 2010 75 AUGUST 11, 2011T B C P THURSDAY rrfntbrfbfrfrr Starke woman veers from SR 121, strikes two trees See page 7County sta layos hit SHIP, planning departmentsSee page 4 ALL you need to know for Back-To-School in this edition! ONLINE POLL RESULTSShould private schools receive taxpayer funding?17.2% Yes 82.8% No Sponsored by: Back 2 School 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Special supplement August 11, 2011 Baker County Community A Glen St. Mary man was arrested the afternoon of Au cers searched his residence on Clarence Dobbs Rd. and found a large amount of marijuana stored under a bed, along with various siz es of plas tic baggies used for packaging and sale. Investi gator Tra cie Benton said probaDaniel Ford and Steph anie Sapp conducted the search amid allegations that Phillip Bennett III, 23, was sell ing drugs to minors. He is on probation for burglary and theft in Union County, and thus sub ject to searches of his property The marijuana weighing 81 grams was found in a large bag gie inside a wooden box under cated were the empty baggies, a scale, razor, rolling papers and an 8-inch knife stored in a dresser drawer. More than 20 grams of the charge. Mr. Bennett, who has a local arrest record that includes a similar felony possession count plus arrests for theft and county jail for possession with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. In other recent arrests: homeless man who claimed he lives near the Little St. Marys River between Macclenny and Glen, was arrested late on Au gust 5 for disorderly intoxica tion. Deputy Matt Yarborough first encountered the suspect 6:00 that evening following a report he was soliciting money from passers-by. He was told to leave the area. Just before midnight, the same officer again confront ed Mr. Schneider, this time in downtown Glen St. Mary where he was highly intoxicated and staggering in the roadway. jailed for disorderly conduct af ter refusing to calm herself dur Phillip Bennett JIM MCGAULEY | PUBLISHER firstname.lastname@example.orgThe ongoing recession continues to ex act a stiff toll from small businesses, and as a result, from commercial landlords who often watch in dismay as tenants bite the dust. The for rent signs go up on shuttered doors, and theyre staying there. Nowhere in Baker County is this off shoot of troubled economic times more no ticeable than downtown Macclenny the 121 (South 6th) the core downtown. Its not yet a ghost town, but its trending that way. For sure, the glut of available commer cial rentals is apparent elsewhere on side Mary, where the former Mercantile Bank building recently went black. One west Macclenny strip center the Raynor Shopping Center has nine empty The largest concentration, however, is in the city core. A recent storefront count recently as last month and some of them empty for two years. And theyre not just for rent signs. A handful are for sale or rent. And the mar ket for both is very soft with no sign of a turnaround in the foreseeable future. Ed Barber, who in 2006 completed an extensive revamp of the old Crockett Building downtown into a cluster of small front that has housed several restaurants. The slumping economy since he re-did the building is affecting him, but Mr. Barber through the downturn. When I built this, it was designed to rent out to small, office-centered busi nesses who need an address and a place to work, he explained. We designed in a conference room any of them can reserve, we have adequate private parking all the of the rent. As a result, his tenancy rate is modest but steady. Not so with others, though. For Sandy Hiers, who has managed commercial rentals for Oscar and Susie Gray further east toward the courthouse the past 13 years, rental prospects in their Its the economy. I never really had many problems [renting] in the past, and weve had good luck with long-term ten ants, she said. Now, its hit and miss. I might get two inquiries this month and go four months without hearing anything. Their largest single tenant, Baker Com munity Counseling Services, recently jail. Its departure brought her number of vacancies to four. Jack Baker, co-owner with Mark Lee of new tenant [Let Them Eat Cake bakery] to For rent, for sale signs dot the landscape downtown.See page 2KELLEY LANNIGAN FEATURES email@example.comCommitment to community is a fundamental part of what drives Mike Warren, the band director at Baker County High School. In the year since the young teacher took over the position, the number of participants in the schools marching band has increased from 20 to the cur rent 50 members. Even record breaking heat didnt stop the dedicated group of music students, along with majorette and color guard aux iliary units, from giving it ev erything they had during the recent week-long band camp August 1-5. The group is gearing up for a colorful half-time show in spired by the musical Grease. During camp, as students worked on one of the shows compositions, Mr. Warren talk ed about his experience in Bak er County so far and what the future holds. Segments of the Grease-inspired show will start appearing at football games as soon as the 2011-12 school year begins. The show, in its entirety, should be perfected by October, he said. Its all part of a bigger plan to dazzle the judges in the upcoming Florida Bandmasters Association competition. The football games will be our dress rehearsals, he said. The turn-around in the marching band program is cer tainly worthy of note. After all, position. So what exactly has he been doing to increase interest and cement that kind of commit ment from students? Basically, Ive tried to make it fun, as well as educational, he said. And the students know Im not going anywhere. Although he resides in Jack sonville, his commitment to Baker County is strong. He doesnt think it fair to band stu dents when instructors stay no more than two or three years, then move on. That kind of in consistency doesnt help stu dents progress or master their craft, he believes. I plan to be here for a while, he said. And this is a great group of students. Growing up in a military family, he has lived all over the world and his open-minded ness to new experiences is one thing he hopes to bring to the band. His commitment to com munity, which was cemented is another. I went to the University of mester was Hurricane Katrina, he said. The devastated city needed every helping hand it could get, even from students. He took his classes online while helping a demolition team from a nearby naval base. His parents owned a house in Ocean Springs, Mis sissippi and he often delivered supplies to their neighbors. When he graduated and the position at Baker County High School opened up he took it without hesitation. The fact that he never spent much time in a small town didnt phase him at all. He found things a bit unor ganized when he arrived but jumped right in to change that. organize the band room, he re called. That included removing the many chairs that had been stacked on top of the lockers for storage. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANMike Warren takes the band through their paces during camp.See page 11JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgQuestions continue to mount about a Texas-based companys plan to withdraw water from the St. Marys River near Moni ac in the Georgia Bend area and extract half of the naturally-oc curring tannins from the water. The Southern Environmental Law Center in Atlanta is the latest organization to direct its ire at the proposal, submitting a letter to the Georgia Environ mental Protection Division late last month urging the agency to deny Miocene Holdings LLCs applications for permits to withdraw up to 350,000 gallons gallons per day back into the river. Georgias water quality standards do not allow this kind of wholesale chemical al teration in the St. Marys Riv er, states the letter dated July 28 from Gilbert B. Rogers, the centers senior attorney. With chemically-altered discharge of water will not be harmful to hu mans, animals or other aquatic life, Miocene cannot be permitted to make the proposed dis charge. Miocenes permit applications remain incomplete after its initial submittal to GEPD in December, 2010. Regulators r ftr See page 8 See page 2
Page 2 T B C P ursday, August 11, 2011have been corresponding with Miocenes engineers and other consultants since that time, re questing further information and analysis. The companys initial plan to pump water back into the riv er after extracting the tannins may be changing, according to GEPDs acting assistant branch chief for the St. Marys and three other watersheds, Cliff Lewis. Miocene is contemplating operational options ... to elimi nate a direct discharge back to the river, Mr. Lewis wrote in an e-mail to members of the St. Marys River Management Com mittee and the St. Johns River Water Management District. The committee consists of representatives from Baker, Nas sau, Camden and Charlton coun ties, while the district regulates water consumption and planning in 18 counties in northeastern and eastern central Florida. Both groups have filed ob jections to the permits without further data from the applicant regarding the volume of the rivlocated on roughly 100 acres on the eastern side of the St. Marys River. Assurances from Miocene that withdrawals will cease if the river data, they contend. Miocenes permit application surements from the USGS moni toring stations at Moniac and Macclenny, 3 miles and 13 miles, respectively, from the projects location. The water district, manage ment committee and Southern Environmental Law Center have asked that regulators require data showing the projects poten Miocenes application has also drawn criticism for not addressing possible impacts from the tannin removal. tannins as an organic fertilizer have said will help reduce the use of chemical fertilizers that harm the environment. The tannins give the river its murky appearance and a low pH level. An analysis submitted to GEPD by Miocene shows the rivers pH level is expected to in crease, but the company has yet to submit information on how the change will affect the rivers environment. Mr. Rogers wrote in his letter cantly harm this sensitive black water ecosystem. He notes that the river supports at least 65 spe bass, as well as native plants and is already impaired due to elevat ed levels of mercury. ing, which is its designated use under the Clean Water Act, Mr. Rogers stated. Charlton Countys Chip Campbell, who chairs the St. Marys River Management Com mittee, remained skeptical of the project at the committees June 27 meeting in Callahan. The meetings minutes indi cate he expressed concern about the newness of the project and said he felt it is tantamount to mining a public resource. That led the committee to begin discussing the possibility of mining royalties. Mr. Lewis, who attended the meeting, however, soon explained that Georgia law, which governs the Miocene property, addresses mining and extrac tion but likely not the extraction extraction from a public water body, the minutes show. Once Miocenes permit application(s) have been com pleted and reviewed by GEPD, a public comment period will com mence, though its unclear when that will occur. A message left for Miocenes plant manager and Glen St. Mary resident Emmett Noblitt early this week seeking comment was not returned. From page 1 Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! Designers Daughters in the cor ner space. The other two sit idle. And thus it is with rental space large and small, from the Padgett House at the corner of 90 and North 5th to the mostly vacant corner cluster of spaces owned by an investment group that once owned the defunct Baker County Standard The two-story struc ture has been vacant and for sale for nearly two years. The City of Macclenny is also aware of the situation on the downtown strip, and City Man ager Gerald Dopson insists it is committed to do what it can to improve amenities to make the climate more attractive to busi ness. from the perspective of market ing, but we will commit to contin ued improvement of the streets, and the landlords have respond ed well, said Mr. Dopson. We have it in this years budget for more street lamps along US 90 on both sides to 121 and decora tive stamping of the sidewalks. Next year well go [with the street The dilemma for landlords in this strained environment is the sagging economy pulling against the funds needed for property taxes and other expenses to keep their holdings in shape, with little or no prospect for rental income at least for the immediate fu ture. And absent of the pull of high South 6th (121) and South 5th (228), its likely those for rent and for sale signs downtown will be around for a while. From page 1
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As summer winds to a close, my brood has spent a lot of fam ily time together. We been do ing fun stuff with the kids and celebrating milestones. Its been enjoyable and given us a lot of time to think about whats important as we get ready for the beginning of another school year. A couple of weeks ago we went with the boys and their cousin Ashton to celebrate her gainful employment as the new ag teach er at BCMS and go white water rafting. I had never done that be fore and looked forward to the trip up to North Carolina. Our daughter Sara Beth had to work so it was just the boys, Dylans girlfriend Sarah Davis and Ashton that piled in the car with us for the eight-hour trip to Maggie Valley. We were staying with our Aunt June and Uncle Sam on top of a mountain. The talk was fun; the drive up the mountain on the steepest maintained road in the area was not. I dont like heights so the gear was nerve jangling. White wa ter rafting was everything I thought it would be. We watched people in canoes called duckies getting dumped in the water every few minutes. Our guide did his best to dunk Dylan and Spen cer to no avail, even running them I did some paddling, some fun, and enjoyed the lovely scen ery on the French Broad River. We sat through Unto These Hills in Cherokee and yes, mocca sins were bought, though not by me. Ashton found the highlight of her trip, a set of cow horns for her classroom. On coming home we had to prepare for Dylans college gradu ation from the University of Flor ida with a history degree. It was emotional for all of us. We took pictures and he was good about posing for every one his mother wanted to take. I think the most telling moment was an unguarded look he took down the hall as we left the history depart ment. You could tell it was a bit tersweet moment. I remember a similar moment when I walked out of the Fine Arts Building at FSU for the last time. We rushed from there to Ep ping Forest for Rex and Flo Hol loways 50th anniversary party. Kelley had prepared a script chronicling the Holloway life, which Spencer emceed in Broadway in Baker style with his usual effortless charm. We each sang songs from the various decades of the Holloways life. It occurred to me as we lis tened to the testimonials, drank the toasts and enjoyed the eve ning what a long time 50 years together actually is. Kelley and I have been married for 29 years, but that milestone seems a long way away. The Holloways are very lucky. All their children live close by and they have an ongoing romance that is enviable to everyone who sees them together. It is clear that they love their family and each other. Im sure those 50 years have not gone by without their bumps but it is clear that they know what is important. Friends and family have been a big part of their life and happiness. As I look back over the sum mer and the closeness of my own family I feel lucky and blessed. My own children still live in our house when they are not off at school and are each others clos est friends. Kelley and I still laugh with each other and love one another. And just as important, we like each other and enjoy being together. I cant ask for more than that. Maybe 50 years isnt all that long after all. Mertie Mae Loadholtz cele brated her 96th birthday on August 6. I visited with her a few days later and she told me she had re cently seen someone she had not seen for a very long time. You know what they told me? she asked. They said I hadnt changed in 40 years! She got a kick out of that. Her birthday party was a small family gathering, unlike the fancy affair that marked her 90th birthday for which she wore an elegant pink gown with embroi Jim McGauley Kelley Lannigan As families busily prepare for the com ing school year, some in public school and others in private school, we asked our Facebook fans August 9, Should private schools receive taxpayer funding? Why or why not? Heres what they had to say ...April Sheree Brogdon: Absolutely not ... Why should we have to pay for a school that our children do not at tend? Charmazing McWonderful: Those schools are private for a reason, so no I dont think we should help pay for them! I pay a lot of money in taxes and I provide all year long for my chil drens classes. If they need help then maybe they should raise the tuition and stop taking vouchers for special cases. William Hughes: I say yea they seem to do much better. Clayton Yarbrough: Seems about a fair as paying school taxes when you have never had a child to use the schools. Scott Shannon: So I gather from the post above that its perfectly ne for me to pay taxes that go to help fund public schools, even though I send my son to private school and pay his tuition? Where do I sign up to have my money not go to government re education? Angela Suppa Callahan: No! Tax payer money should go to public schools only! Public schools are fund ed by the government and are sub jected to government mandates at tached to those funds. Private schools can accept the money without the mandates attached. It is completely unfair and takes away from funds that should be going into public schools. Charmazing McWonderful: Agreed! They still have sports and other benets such as smaller class es and so on! Public school teachers have been hit with government tax cuts and decreases in pay. Did private school teachers? Angela Suppa Callahan: If we want to give private schools public money than lets also hold them to the same unrealistic standards as public schools. Tammy Adams Raulerson: No. Parents have to pay for them to go to school so they shouldnt get any taxpayer money, but that is only my thoughts! Scott Shannon: Class size in pub lic schools is the main reason my son no longer goes. I have no respect for a teacher that thinks she is a doctor and tells me that my son had ADD. No maam, he did not and does not. Public school, even advanced class es, were too easy for him. He wasnt challenged until we enrolled him at Northside Christian Academy. He has always been a straight A student and remains one to this day. I pay enough for his tuition so they shouldnt need government assistance. But since I pay taxes that fund public schools I just want to know where I ask for my taxes not to go to public schools.Join The Press at Facebook.com. We post questions and updates about whats happening locally everyday, and ask for feed back from readers. rrrfShe urged me to have some of her birthday cake which still dis played two candles, one shaped like the number nine, the other, the number six. My son made me a deal, she said. He told me if I make it to 97 then hes throwing a really big party for me. Shes lived in the same house since 1955. It was built in Olus tee out of lumber salvaged from a Methodist Church and moved to Glen St. Mary by Gilberts House Moving Service. photos of her children, grand children, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. There are so many now Ive lost count, she said looking at the photos. Mertie Mae was born in Bak er County in the early part of the Twentieth Century. She remem bers walking to the school lo tower out in Taylor. The school had a name, but we always said we went to school at the tower, she said. The year was 1926. All the children in the area walked the half mile to and from school. We walked everywhere, even to church which was about a mile away. It wasnt anything to walk a mile somewhere back then, she said. Once, the doctor came to her house to treat a sick family mem ber and when he drove up the noisy engine nearly scared the 12 year old girl to pieces. Shed nev er seen a car before. The Great Depression settled over the country. Mertie grew up and married at at home. Later as more children came she used the hospital. We needed to buy gas for the car on the way to the hospital and you paid for it with stamps, she said. At age 92, she was still driving her beloved 1985 Mercury. Its parked in the garage behind her house now but she wont give it up. I worked hard for that car and Im keeping it, she said. For 20 years she was em ployed at Fraser Hospital where she started out cleaning shelves and ended up as head cook. I asked permission to take her photo. She joked about breaking the camera. I told her she looked wonder ful, and I meant it. I asked if there was anything she had not done that she still wanted to do. She thought about it, then de clared with conviction, I wish I could still clean my own house! It turns out she often mopped going to bed on late nights when she got off work from the hospi tal. At age 90, this determined, enterprising lady was still work ing gardening, canning, baking pies, sewing whatever needed doing. I guess Ive done my part all these years, she said.rff ROBERT GERARD rAs has been suggested in this space before, the Baker County self playing the role of Congress Lite now that next years budget talks are in full swing. These arent your Dads Old Budget Times might be the boards theme. Local govern ments are facing some hard facts, chief among them that theyll have to run leaner from here on. Nothing like a rotten econo my to splash us in the face with a bucket of reality. Board members got down to that reality last week as they stared down the barrel of a proposed combined county budget $2.5 million in the red. Red means thats how much it has come up short of anticipat ed revenues. For those who still dont get it, thats how much we aint got. And that was after the com mission slashed about $800,000 from budgets it controls. It added a further, but modest 3.3 percent, savings this week the painful way two administrative posts were eliminated. That means people got laid off, and frankly, its hard to see reach the desired cuts without more layoffs. cers clerk of courts, tax collec tor, property appraiser, elections supervisor and sheriff are the problem right now. They were asked by the com missioners to submit budgets Their response? Less than one percent for all. Some commission members didnt attempt to mask their frus tration with that effort, particu larly the sheriffs department. This most expensive depart ment of all proposed to cut its present year spending of $3.62 million by $20,000. According to Brian Bishop, who handles the money details for Sheriff Joey Dobson, the pro posal is pretty much bare bones and has no frivolous or discre tionary things. With all due pardons, some on the board, and many more of us in the taxpaying private sector, simply dont believe that. Commissioner Mike Crews called the sheriffs budget the big elephant in the room. I take exception to that, Mr. Crews, due to your reference to the Republican Party mascot when referring to a department run by a Democrat who, well, spends like a Democrat. As an aside, theres some ani mosity that could be going on here, animosity far under the surface in the minds of commis sioners who feel like theyve tak en a lot of heat because of their perceived role in the construc tion of the $40-plus million jail and its rocky start. Things appear to be righting themselves now, though the nonis paying interest-only on the construction bonds. Some commissioners, in short, would like to see some of from the jail operation. Im just sayin. But I digress. The commission should take a budgets all of them. The board needs to push for a minimum of of them. its far better than one percent.
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ursday, August 11, 2011 T B C P Page 5 JOEL ADDINGTONNEWS EDITOR email@example.comThe countys Code Enforcement Board [CEB] ruled the evening of August 9 that tenant and new county resident Jason Setzer refuse around his south county grow to $1850. ty, which Mr. Setzer said hes renting-to-own from Walter Lee Ferguson, was cited in May for other refuse, and a 40-foot semitrailer used for storage on the 2.5 Mr. Setzer and others were observed removing some of the refuse the morning of the CEBs meeting by building and code enforcement director Robert Hathcox. dance. and testimony from Mr. Setzer erty and visible from the street, the board voted unanimously to The CEB also agreed 5-0 to violation is corrected for a maximum of 180 days. An $85 administrative fee was assessed as well. than 30 days according to county codes, the CEB instructed Mr. Hathcox to review the countys ordinances for direction about the use of storage containers tainers. Mr. Setzer suggested that the semi-trailer, though still attached to its wheels and axles, could be altered to resemble such containmoved here from the metro area last November. the semi-trailer violation at next months regular meeting. This isnt going to be the last time were dealing with these McGauley said. If its not addressed in the code, it will be a CEB members were also briefed that evening by Mr. Hathcox about a handful of code enforcement liens that have either code enforcement staff. The good thing is we didnt the boards been around, since Two liens one from 2001 totaling $2950 against Charlie erty and another from 2008 for $1865 against Adam Geigers Ininto foreclosure. sent to lien holders, which in turn the land is sold. He said the notice wasnt received on the Dog Fennel Lane The county also failed to renew two other liens, which is required every 10 years. Those included a $76.50 lien from 1993 against Clay Davis Glen St. Mary The CEB voted 5-0 to release a 1999 lien for $1927 against Clay Davis land because it was unI cant verify that one, one said. The board intends to meet enforcement liens. In other business, the CEB acboard member Scott Anderson. tions in an late June e-mail to the Board member Gerald Herndon also noted his intention to 30, 2012. County commissioners retain the authority to nominate and which must be county residents. assistance from the commission vacancies, including advertising MIKE ANDERSONPRESS STAFF deductibles for health insurance services. ums and higher deductibles unboard chairman Michael Crews when the commission voted 4-1 on August 2. The chairman noted they will rooms, X-rays and other care as the countys insurance consultant Insurance Services. Commissioner Jimmy Anderson, who cast the only vote costs for insurance. Mr. Anderson said. son said the countys insurance committee, of which he is a memUnited Healthcare, which would reduction in exchange for highsaid. $437.21 a month for individual coverage or $1,165.64 for family for individuals or $1,223.92 for families. ums at $502.79 and $1,340.49 dividual or $4,000 for a family, for emergency room visits and yearly deductible of $3,000 for individuals and $6,000 for families and doubles the X-ray cost to $200 and increases the ER fee to surgery. are enrolled in the individual incoverage. The county manager said the increased costs stemmed from a out by the insurer. From October while from May 2010 through more money in the future. The Preferred Provider Organization $32.83 for individuals, $52.03 other family member, and from with two or more family members. of the costs for routine exams, cleanings, X-rays and certain vices. There is no change under the by United Healthcare, which reums ranging from $8.32 for inthe same, as well, including $10 for yearly eye exams and $10 for materials. In other business, commissioners: countys environmental consulmonitoring wells at the boundary 1995. Once we install these wells demonstrate to DEP that contamination is limited within the Darabi told commissioners. DEP ordered the county to install 24 monitoring wells and continue testing groundwater for contamiyear extension if necessary. the county to install additional monitoring wells 100 feet from maintained that tests clearly indicate no such contamination has occurred. surrounding land, the county will tial monitoring wells, thereby reducing monitoring costs in future We need to insist on 2015 beMr. Darabi said. DEP is a little more reasonable these days than who reach 20 consecutive years of service with the county. The county manager said that in the to whether the longevity award raise and it had not always been confusion should end now. The not a one-time bonus, they decided. years cumulatively. The commission chairman milestone. It was his suggestion icy in an effort to eliminate such unfairness in the future.BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION COPIESBlack & white/Full colorrfnrt is hosting Heroes for Heroes! Heroes for Heroes! We Invite EMTs, Policemen, & Firefighters Paid and Volunteersto a quick tour of our facility and a FREE Boxed Lunch from September 9, 2011 from 10 A 2 P Please select your favorite Hero: Smoked Turkey Breast & Provolone Ham and Provolone Roast Beef & Provolone Tuna Salad Meal includes a pickle wedge, chips, cookie, and your choice of Coke or Diet Coke. R .S.V.P. to Elijah Daniels at 904-259-4873 by September 5 th with your sandwich selection! 755 South 5th Street | Macclenny, FL 32063 | www.MacclennyRehab.com BAKER COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARDrfnt on August 4 for allegedly tossing a beer bottle and shattering the windshield of a vehicle owned by a woman with whom she argued 19, throw the bottle at a 2003 Ford belonging to Talia Hill and St. north of Sanderson. The incident occurred about 1:00 that afternoon. beer bottle on the ground next to the vehicle with glass fragments on the label. In other vandalism incidents involving vehicles, windshields on two vehicles were shattered in the early morning hours of Aua viaduct. Heather McNutt of Sanderson ny both said they were eastbound St. Mary about 2:45. the bridge. A canvass of the area evidence. of Macclenny during early morning hours of August 1.b n nnThe Taylor Church Womens ners on August 12 at Heritage nnnNavy Seaman Robert T. Long, the son of Constance C. and U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Long is a 2005 graduate of Edinburg High School of Edinburg, Texas.
Page 6 T B C P ursday, August 11, 2011 KELLEY LANNIGANFEATURESfeatures@bakercountypress.comFor northeast Macclenny resi dent Matt Carter, when it rains, it My neighbors across the street, their driveway literally Ongoing drainage problems in er and other residents scratching their heads as to why the city has not done more to address the The Carters home is built on a lot adjacent to a wetlands con servation area, a designation by the rising water level in the wet lands can back up within mere Cypress Pointe subdivision, di rectly to the north, was built in I started noticing problems with standing water as soon as the road into Cypress Pointe was The subdivision bisected that area and causing it to back up around the houses on Lloyd long recognized the drainage problems and says it consis to build retention ponds, which East Boulevard and on the Baker the city purchased in 2007 two It later bought another lot with a Standing water had become extremely problematic on the the house, which he now rents The grant the city hopes to receive to build both reten tion ponds as well as piping and nomics, said assistant city man small municipalities depend grant applications current, but ernment is allocated to those In this present depressed econo my, there just hasnt been much The city could borrow the then the burden is passed along drainage problems plagued Cy press Pointe and were blamed Kendale, the company that deengineering company was hired to correct the interior drainage problems and develop solutions But those plans, according to home prior to Cypress Pointes came a critical issue he decided I knew this was where I would always be, so I had to get their home that sometimes didnt moccasins and mosquitoes a land, which involved removing deep holes were dug where the stumps were taller than a two story building and they burned holes in the ground where that erty and dug his own retention Its been the only thing that doesnt wash away, he ex materials and the permits need heavy rains still turn his driveway into a virtual river sweeping disseminate across the entire Pointe was built, it backs up be cause it doesnt have anywhere to Police were called to several domestic disturbances the past vorcing couples quarreling over turned physical in and outside the Childrens Medical Center on a witness to the incident about him, but said it was in response to ployee, told the deputy she saw the couple arguing outside in the calmed the situation and brought ing a plate at him moments beThe report indicates the cou ples 4-year-old son summoned tic violence protective order by showing up at the residence oc cupied by estranged live-in girl ed to the disturbance call and Macclenny during a party at the Fraser Hospital emergency room with their child, insisted her boy dent took place at her residence Deputy Leo Clements said the brother appeared to be intoxi cated when interviewed and his sister admitted they had been two small children who were at NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held on the following proposed Ordinance at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2011, in the County Commission Chambers at, 55 North 3rd Street, Macclenny, Florida, at which time the County Commission will consider its adoption. ORDINANCE 2011 10 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLOR IDA, AMENDING ARTICLE VIII OF THE BAKER COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULA TIONS (LDRs); AMENDING ORD. 2005-45 AS AMENDED BY ORD. 2006-06, AND AMEND ING 2010-10 TO EXTEND THE IMPOSITION OF A TEMPORARY, 365-DAY MORATORIUM ON THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEES; PROVIDING A REPEALER; SEVERABILITY; DIRECTIONS TO THE CODIFIER; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The ordinance in its entirety may be inspected at the County Administration ofce during regular working hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting to be heard with respect to this proposed ordinance. 8/4-8/11 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND BUDGET HEARINGs NORTH FLORIDA BROADBAND AUTHORITY The North Florida Broadband Authority (NFBA) an nounces a meeting and public hearing for the accep tance and adoption of the final FY11-12 Budget that all interested persons are invited to attend. The NFBA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, La fayette, 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 meeting will be to conduct general busi ness and to conduct the public hearing to consider the annual budget. The public hearing to adopt the final NFBA annual budget will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2011; at the Suwannee River Water Management District, Board Room, 9225 CR49, Live Oak, Florida. If a person decides 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 Dis abilities Act, persons needing 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) 6296900 at least one (1) business day prior to the date of the meeting. 8/4-8/11 A, R&R, INC 10525 DUVAL LANE MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Phone (904) 259-4774 The following vehicle will be sold at public auc tion August 26, 2011 at 10:00 am at A, R&R INC, 10525 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063. 2000 Dodge Stratus VIN#1B3EJ46X4YN114582 8/11 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Baker County District School Board will hold the fol lowing PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at the District School Board Room located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Approval of the following: 2011-2012 Student Progression Plan -2012 Code of Student Conduct THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO AT TEND. The documents will be available for preview at the Super intendents Ofce located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida beginning Wednesday, August 10, 2011 (8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.). Sherrie Raulerson Superintendent of Schools 8/11-9/1 GRAYS LOCK & KEY MINI STORAGES 1169-1 S. 6TH STREET MACCLENNY, FL. 32063 Phone (904) 259-9022 The following units containing household items such as furniture, appliances, etc., will be sold by public auction at 10:00 am August 25, 2011 to satisfy back rent. The following tenants can claim their property back if rent is paid before this date: Name Unit # Ira and Brandy Thompson 19 Marcus Green 20 Jennifer Looby 55 Mandy Tedder 70 Carl Rennie 75/87 Shauna Calloway 78 Natasha Davis 82 8/4-8/11Legal Notices United Christian Academy28 W. Macclenny Ave.(Midtowne Center)259-1199 NOW ENROLLING K-12United Christian Academy in our 14th yearDrama Photography Music & Much More Training, educating & discipling today for tomorrows leaders. ...they shall mount up with wings as eagles... Isaiah 40:31Contact Pastor Mitch Rhoden for more info @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-2131 ALSO ENROLLINGEagles Nest School Readiness Center | 6 wks. VPK | 259-8466C CLet people know whats going onpost your special event online bakercountypress.com JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR email@example.com respondence led the circuit to issue a press release Mirandas case has been appealed to the states First his sexual relationship with Mirandas late mother Miranda lived with her maternal grandmother, In another recent development in the ongoing gal parent since he and her mother were married First Coast News driving on a suspended or revoked license in 2009, rfntbEvery day children are taken No child should be alone in volunteers ensure these children The volunteers are appointed by the court system to represent especially needed in Baker Coun tion meeting will also be held at the Emily Taber Library in Mac about the program and helping COPIESBlack & white/Full colorrfnrtrfnntbbrfntbb
ursday, August 11, 2011 T B C P Page 7The Baker County Health Departments dental team received the 2011 Prudential-Davis Productivity Award on June 13 in Jacksonville. More than 500 teams were recognized statewide for their innovation and productivity improvements worth some $473 million in cost savings, cost avoidance and increased revenue for state government, according to Florida TaxWatch, the 30-year-old Tallahassee-based the teams. The health department [BCHD] won the award for expanding dental services to Clay, Bradford and Union Counties. BCHD received the award in 2004 for its diabetes program. The dental program expansion began in 2007 with a mobile bus visiting Clay County and department collaborated with the Clay County Health Department, its county commission and the Clay County Dental Society in 2009 to establish a permanent office for Medicaid and uninsured children there. Through research, collaborations and determination a site was obtained rent free, along with the equipment needed to provide quality dental care, states a press release from BCHD, which opened the site in May 2010 for preventive and restorative care to eligible patients four days per week. The Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards are made possible through donations from Prudential and the vision of the late J.E. Davis and A.D. Davis, co-founders of Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. and co-founders of Florida TaxWatch. Since 1989, the Davis Productivity Award program has recognized state employees whose work measurably increases productivity and promotes innovation to improve the delivery of state services and save money for Florida taxpayers. Personal Loans New & Used Automobile Loans Credit Cards Christmas Club Club Savings SuperCash IRA Traditional and Roth602 S. Sixth Street, Macclenny | 9140 CR 229, Sanderson | 100 S. Lima Street, Baldwin www.countryfcu.com | 259-6702 COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION Over 70 Years Combined Banking Experience BBatSAME DAY, LOCALLY MADE LOAN DECISIONS IRA Traditional and Roth YES!WE CASH PAYROLL CHECKS!Your Premium Business AccountsSmall Business Accounts Share Draft rfntb nrbt a 19-year-old Sanderson man for stealing a pistol from his fathers residence and giving it to an acquaintance, who then allegedly sold it to a Jacksonville man. Anthony Coleman called police after learning that a .22 caliber pistol was missing from the bedroom of his residence on Hill Lane. He told Deputy Daniel Nichols he last saw the pistol valued at $125 in early July, and confronted his son Winchee, who admitted taking it in early July. The son told Deputy Nichols he gave the pistol to Craig Ruise of Sanderson while both were at the Juke off CR 229, and had several times attempted to get it back before his father discovered it had been taken. Shortly after the deputy spoke with Mr. Ruises aunt as to his whereabouts, he contacted Mr. Coleman via Facebook and said he sold the pistol to a person he knew only as Brandon. In other theft reports: 229 in north Sanderson the morning of August 2 and $1100 in cash along with an estimated $500 in electronics including games and a DVD taken. Occupants Reginald Reed and Latelsa Wilcox told Deputy Daryl Mobley the residence was unoccupied for about three hours that morning. of Dixie Hodges off Woodlawn Rd. near Macclenny overnight August 4 when it was entered and a television valued at $450 stolen. The victims granddaughter Deana Hodges, who also has been staying at the address, told Deputy Jeremiah Combs a .22 caliber pistol was missing as well. It also was valued at $450. tioner and copper valued at $3000, along with a water heater, were stolen from a house he owns on Short Putt Dr. in northwest Macclenny. Mr. Roberts said a relative checked on the premises, which has been vacant several months, about a week prior to August 5 and nothing appeared disturbed. There was no sign of forced entry. kennel at the residence of Christopher Wood on Bob Kirkland Rd. during the afternoon or early evening of August 2. that she left a cell phone valued at $100 on the counter of Murphy Oil on South 6th St. the evening of August 3. It was gone when she went back to claim it, and store employees told Deputy Johnny Hodges they did not see the phone or who may have taken it. immediately available. $60 cash, a bank card and IDs went missing from her 9th St. residence the morning of August 5. She gave Deputy Mobley the name of a suspect, who is related to her. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTONDriver blanks out, strikes two treesClara Tyson Greenes 2007 Chrysler (above) struck two pine trees after failing to negotiate the curve just south of Shirley Road while traveling south on SR 121 about 4:00 pm on August 4. Witness Martisha Dixon said that Ms. Greene, 53, both of Starke, blanked out while heading home. According to Lt. Bill Leeper of the Florida Highway Patrol, the car sideswiped the rst tree with its left side and then struck the second tree with its front. Ms. Greene was charged with careless driving.A Lake City man was senin state prison for a pair of home burglaries in December of last year. Christopher Thornton, 22, pleaded no contest to multiple counts of burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief and Circuit Judge Phyllis Rosier ordered him to pay more than $10,000 restitution to three victims, including one in Columbia County. The sentence will run concurrently to one there, where the defendant has an arrest record for traffic and misdemeanor offenses. Mr. Thornton broke into residences on O.C. Horne Rd. and CR 250A in Taylor, stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry from the former and a shotgun from the latter. In other prison sentencings, Judge Rosier ordered another 22-year-old, Joshua Lawrence of Macclenny, to serve 28 months for violating probation in a string of eight nighttime burglary cases dating back to a year ago. Court records show Mr. Lawrence strayed from the terms of his 4.5 year probation by failing to remain at a single residence, observe a night curfew and report arrested last August for breaking into vehicles on River Oaks and Azalea Dr. east of Glen St. Mary. police, theft and grand theft auto. was given an 18-month prison sentence in return for her plea of no contest to burglary of both a vehicle and structure in late 2009. The sentence runs concurrently to others in Duval and Columbia counties. dropped a trespass charge and allowed Robert Sanders to plead no contest to grand theft and trafficking in stolen property. He was given 364 days in county jail. arrest six months followed by 18 months on probation after pleading no contest to burglary and grand theft. lating probation for a 2009 burglary charge, and will be on house arrest a year, with an order to do 100 hours of community service. She will be monitored by an ankle bracelet and must refrain from using alcohol and drugs. on house arrest followed by a similar period on probation after admitting he violated an earlier probation for burglaries and thefts in 2007. mitted to violating probation for 2009 burglaries and felony battery, and will be on drug offender house arrest a year. She is banned from using drugs or alcohol and must log 50 hours of community service. Darla Dice to abstain from drugs and alcohol and wear an ankle bracelet for a portion of her year-long probation. She pleaded no contest to felony criminal mischief and failure to report vehicle damage. judication in the case of Dillion test to burglary and petty theft. He will be on probation two years. Mr. Thornton Joshua LawrenceCIRCUIT COURT rfn tb FARMERS MARKET FARMERS MARKET BAKER COUNTY BACK TO SCHOOL DAYCar Seat Giveaway | Free School Supplies Chicken -NRice Dinners Sno-Cones, Popcorn & DrinksCo-Sponsored by the Baker County Health DepartmentSaturday, Aug. 20from 8:00 am 1:00 pmThis will be the final market for the summer! Will re-open the weekend before Thanksgiving. VEGGIES | CRAFTS | PLANTS | & MORE!
Page 8 T B C P ursday, August 11, 2011 LIMITED NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to an application submitted by Duncan and Jill Walters to be granted a Special Exception/Limited Use Permit for a Home Occupation on property located on King Ruise Road in Glen St. Mary, Florida. The Baker County Land Planning Agency will consider the request at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, August 25, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., in the County Administration Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, FL. On the above mentioned date, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the Special Exception request. The nature of the home occupation is to operate a dog grooming and boarding facility for a maximum of ten (10) dogs. Written comments for or against the Special Exception may be sent to the Baker County Planning and Zoning Department, 360 E Shuey Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments may be sent to 904-259-5057. Copies of the Special Exception may be inspected by any member of the public in the Planning and Zoning Department, at address stated above. NOTE: This of the public hearing, the hearing will be cancelled and the Special Exception/Limited Use Permit shall be granted. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in the proceeding should contact the Administration Department at 904-259-3613 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. THE OFFICE MART 110 South Fifth Street | Downtown Macclenny 259-3737 WE ALSO DO CUSTOM PRINTING! We are pleased to announce thatFrank Taylor has joined Wells Insurance Agency Inc. Wells Insurance Agency Inc. 1161A South 6th Street Frank Taylor has joined Wells Insurance Agency Inc. 1861 Baker County Sesquicentennial 2011 Student History Art & Essay ContestSponsored by Entry deadline: Sept. 3 ART CONTESTBaker County 1st-5th Graders Theme: The Battle of OlusteeDrop off entries at SETEL 1165 S. 6th St., Macclenny ESSAY CONTESTBC 6th-8th & 9th-12th Graders Theme: Why history is importantDrop off entries at Gibson McDonald, 1468 S. 6th St., Macclenny Grand prize for each contest: $100Art contest 2nd: $25 Pizza Hut Gift card Essay contest (2) 2nd: $25 Barnes & Noble gift card Visit www.150yearsofbaker.com for full details. PHOTO COURTESY OF JEANNETT CREWSCirca 1927: students of the towerAbove are students of teacher Rudolph Brown Loadholtz who taught in one of the group of small one room schools around the Taylor community in the early 20th century. The students pictured here attended a school located ve miles from the Taylor re tower. Nine-six year old Mertie Mae Loadholtz, who is pictured in the photo, couldnt remember the schools name and says everyone simply referred to it as the tower. Front row from left: R. E. Williams, Vernon Williams, Myrtle Davis and Dorsey Davis. Back row from left: Mertie Mae Dowling (Loadholtz), Katherine Dowling (Brogdon), Ms. Brown, Aline Davis and Thelma Davis (Fish).Do you have access to old photos like this? Were interested in the faces and places of Baker Coun ty in years past. Bring or mail your photo to us, or scan them for e-mail delivery. Please include your name, a contact number or e-mail address, detailed information on when and where the photo was taken, and the names of the people in the photo [as many as known]. Mail them to the newspaper c/o P.O. Box 598 or bring them by 104 S. 5th St. in Mac clenny so they can be scanned, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos submitted in person will be returned. KELLEY LANNIGAN FEATURES email@example.comBaker County Lions Club members were joined by other volunteers earlier this week to help ensure some deserving students have all the supplies they need to begin the 2011-12 school year. with a myriad of supplies were prepared August 9 to schools where homeless students are registered. selor who now does contract work for the school McKinney-Vento homeless assistance grant. The backpacks will be available to students dur We decided to help these particular students be said. did all the shopping herself. to stuff the backpacks they would later deliver to Also helping prepare the backpacks were Pam the community service requirement. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANLions Club members (l-r) Vinnie Ferreira, Vince McDue and Bill Beckum stung backpacks. rf fice will once again offer weekly classes to showcase its law en forcement and corrections oper ations to the public. The so-called Citizens Acad emy will start August 30 at 6:00 p.m. We hope to build a better working relationship with the community by showing them exactly what it is we do at the before the initial string of classes last spring. The twoto three-hour class es will be held on Tuesday and run for nine consecutive weeks. public to be exposed to much of the same training as local depu trol and corrections officers do everyday. The classes will review various policy or how a complaint makes its way to the state attorneys of fice. Participants will also tour demonstrations from the sher sponse Team) units. chief Maj. John Finley and Lt. Adam Faircloth of the emer gency management division will present various portions of the program. end of the nine weeks is planned deputies. For more information about DEBT CEILING RAISED $2.4 TRILLION U.S. CREDIT RATING DOWNGRADED $14.6 TRILLION DEBT AND GROWING When is the right time to take a stand? Learn what is being done, what you can do. Baker County Tea Party, monthly meetingAugust 18, 6 p.m. @ Macclenny City Hall. www.bakercountyteaparty.ning.com ing an argument with her daugh ter the evening of August 1 on Deputy Chris Walker said he several times told Janice Barosse to quiet herself after arriving at woman appeared to be intoxicat ed and had been loading belongings in her vehicle to return to her home. prior suspensions after his ve hicle was stopped in Glen during the early morning hours of Au gust 7. Deputy Yarborough said he observed Mr. Walker getting gas and the fact that his license had been suspended. Mary was arrested on a Columbia County warrant for failure to ap Mr. Davis was a passenger in by Deputy Patrick McGauley the evening of August 3. arrest warrants while in custody VA on a warrant from there for violation of a plea agreement for marijuana possession. From page 1rfntbThe Macclenny fire depart late July to benefit the Muscular Love raised more than $2000 this year. The camp in Dowling Park west of Live Oak serves children afflicted with neuromuscular dis eases. Fire chief Buddy Dugger said and the association. Another drive is planned for Labor Day weekend. COPIESBlack & white/Full colorrfnrt
ursday, August 11, 2011 T B C P Page 9 PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTONCrenshaw holds session at ChamberUS Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Jacksonville) visited with representatives from the local business and government community the afternoon of August 9 at the Chamber of Commerce, including Macclenny realtor Dennis Collins (left) and others from local government, like County Manager C.J. Thompson (center). The Congressman (right) reviewed the recent deal struck between and House and Senate, and signed by the President, that will reduce the national de cit by $1.2 trillion, raise the countrys debt ceiling and form a Congressional committee to attempt further de cit reduction. What passed, I think, was the best we could do under the circumstances, said Rep. Crenshaw.KELLEY LANNIGANFEATURES firstname.lastname@example.orgFirst Assembly of God Church in Macclenny held a talent fair August 7 to showcase the hobbies and interests of its members. Represented were a variety of creative mediums, from music, food, photography and painting to scrap booking, model building and creative coupon clipping. It was also an opportunity to showcase the activities of some of the churchs ministries such as the womens group Soul Sisters and the youth organization IGNITE. We thought it was a great idea, said pastor Josh Potts. The event was the idea of member Kim Strickland who several years ago discovered the art of decorating second-hand furniture as a way to create unique, one of a kind pieces and teach herself some valuable personal lessons as well. Ms. Stricklands booth featured chairs and a table she had distressed, a technique popularized among crafts people about a decade ago to make furniture look vintage and still wildly popular with decorators today. She has begun to create custom furniture for other people and calls her line Kims Shabby Chic (pronounced sheek). Ms. Strickland related how she and her family furniture for their home, but were without the extra money to purchase it. With a palm sander and paint leftover from painting the rooms, she started refurbishing used furniture. also gave her a newfound sense of accomplishment. She credits the experience to a higher power. If we look hard enough, God will show up at the most unpredictable moments, said a quote on the biographical information displayed with her exhibit. Inspired by her newfound hobby and the fulfillment it brought, she decided to organize an event at the church to give members a forum to share their own interests and accomplishments. Visitors were greeted in the entrance hall by an exhibit of brightly colored landscapes and still life paintings by Martha Ann Giddens. Ms. Giddens was on hand to talk about her paintings and also share the book she has written and illustrated titled The Unluckiest Kid in the Universe. Cindy Rhoden shared her personal spin on scrap booking, a hobby she has been involved with for the last decade. Among her beautiful creations, are one of a kind baby books made from paper bags secured between hard covers. The bags are folded to form pages that hold photos and keepsakes. She also creates what she refers to as memory books and loves putting these items together for other people. Her own memory book was on display, one she called Layers of Life. She even custom decorates store-bought composition books for students and makes them available to others who use them for personal journals. Ms. Rhodens daughter-in-law Christy Carson turned her talent for cooking into a creative way to satisfy the demand of family and friends for her New York Style cheesecake. Making a cheesecake never seemed to be enough for everyone to get a slice, she said. She experimented and came up with cheesecake lollypops as a result. The pops are bite-sized pieces of cheesecake on Popsicle sticks dipped in chocolate. Christmas is crazy with the amount of these thing I make, she said. Everybody wants some. Easter is busy too. flavors: chocolate chip cookie dough, peanut covered cherry, strawberry, chocolate truffle and the original New York style cheesecake. When Im making them for a holiday, I have to lock the freezer to keep my husband and son out of them, she said, laughing. Six months ago Evonda Norton started to clip coupons in a serious way and learned a great deal about the practice. Her table displayed many of the items she gets for one dollar or less using coupons. Included were shampoo and detergent, soap, toothpaste, deodorant and Brillo pads. She also displayed a notebook she keeps filled with coupons that can be downloaded from the Internet and helps her keep track of manufacturers coupons, competitors coupons and which stores accept one or both types. The best teacher is trial and error, she said regarding learning to navigate the coupon landscape. The most interesting thing she shared with visitors were some of the actual sales receipts from stores where she often uses coupons. This was my best coupon shopping trip so far, she said, holding up one receipt. The total for the merchandise was about $68 and using coupons I spent only $1.09. Andrea Perry is a local artist who has turned her time as a student at The Art Institute of Jacksonville into a way to earn money by producing freelance graphic design. But its also enhanced her personal artistic pursuits as well like painting and photography. The photography is a fun way to create collages, she said, adding a photo to one of her creations in progress. She loves dabbling in oils and acrylics to create portraits as well. Im going back for some more school soon, she said. Next, I want to get into movie editing. Husband and wife team Todd and Lauren Annis had booths that displayed their personal hobbies as well as involvement with the church. Both participate in the church music program, he through playing guitar, she as a singer. Both enjoy building models of planes ships and cars. Mr. Annis is very involved with the church youth program called IGNITE. His booth featured a slide show of the programs recent mission trip to the Dominican Republic as well as their eye-catching tee shirt. Another display was about a different youth ministry, Phase II, targeted at Baker County High School students. He also had on hand several CDs of Christian music he has been involved in recording. Another highlight of the talent fair was childrens story time conducted by Cassidy Grey of Tiny Tots Day Care. Visitors also got all the free pizza, drinks and popcorn they could eat. PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to an application submitted by Raymond and Anita Crews to be granted a Special Exception on property located on County Road 229 South, in Section 36, Township 3S, Range 20, containing approximately 16.47 acres in Baker County, FL. The Baker County Land Planning Agency (LPA), will consider the request at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 7:00pm in the County Administration Building, 55 North Third St., Macclenny, FL. All interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the Special Exception request. The purpose of the request is to be granted a Special Exception to the Baker County Land Development Regulations in reference to Section 8.04.09B New Flag Lots. Written comments for or against the Special Exception may be sent to Baker County Planning Department, 360 E Shuey Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments may be sent to (904)259-5057. Copies of the Special Exception may be inspected by any member of the public in the Planning Department, address stated above. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-5123 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICEPursuant to an application submitted by Rebecca J. Milenchick, to be granted a Special Use Permit in accordance to Section 3.05.25 Horse and Ponies for property located on Ray Phillips Road, to allow keeping and maintaining up County Land Planning Agency will consider the request at a public hearing appear and be heard with respect to the Special Use Permit request. Written Special Use request may be inspected in the Planning and Zoning Department by any member of the public. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodations or an interpreter to participate r PHOTOS BY KELLEY LANNIGANAbove: Cindy Rhoden showing the custom memory books she creates. Evonda Norton, below, an avid coupon clipper with typical merchandise. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTONPublic turns out for Night OutThe City Park in Macclenny was overrun by visitors to the second annual National Night Out event August 2 sponsored by the Baker County Sheri s O ce and featuring county Emergency Medical Services, Florida Highway Patrol, US Forest Service, city and county re personnel, school district, health department and others. Attendees braved the 90-degree heat late that afternoon to enjoy food and refreshments, a K-9 o cer demonstration, bounce houses, face painting and a visit from the TraumaOne team from Shands Jacksonville. A reworks display closed the three-hour gathering. Pictured are Holly Pickett of Macclenny as they return to the park after viewing the TraumaOne helicopter with Trinity Pickett, 7, and Chanel Smith (left), 5. Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS!
CHURCH AND OBITUARY NOTICE INFORMATION Obituaries must be submitted in a timely fashion and have a local connection. Pictures are printed with obituaries free of charge. The newspaper reserves the right to publish photos based on quality. It is requested that all news items be typed or emailed to insure accuracy in print. CONTACT US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our o ce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comT B C PPage10AUGUST 11, 2011 Christian Fellowship TempleConnecting > Growing > ServingDavid Thomas-Senior Pastor Tim ThomasAssociate Pastor Gary Crummey-Youth PastorLooking for a place to plug in?Join us this week!Theres something for every age!Sundays Sunday School10:00 am Sunday Worship11:00 am Evening Worship6:00 pm Wednesdays Wednesday Worship7:00 pm Were located at 251 W. Ohio Ave. Macclenny, FL Check us out on the web! www.christianfellowshiptemple.com Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 N., Sanderson, FL Sunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 amSunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pmPastor: Oral E. Lyons DINKINS NEW CONGREGATIONAL METHODIST CHURCHCR 127 N. of Sanderson Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wed. Night Service 7:30 pmPastor Allen Crews Assistant Pastor Timothy Alford The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Margie HowardPhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: ............ 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service ..... 6:00 pm Wednesday Night .......... 7:30 pm T L C Sunday school ~ 10:00 am Sunday service ~ 11:00 am Wednesday night Bible Study ~ 6:30 pmFamily style dinner ~ 1st Sunday of the month following serviceA church alive is worth the drive!Pastor Bobby & Faye Gri n Glen St. Mary, Florida1/2 mile South of I-10 on CR 125, right on Nursery Road the historic Budder Mathis House9:00 am Adult Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship/ Holy Communion 7:00 pm Wednesday Study/ Holy Communion Saint Peters in the GlenANGLICAN CHURCH St. James Episcopal ChurchMinnesota Ave. & 5th StreetMacclennySunday Worship 5:30 pm MACCLENNY C HURCH OF C HRIST573 S. 5th S t. 259-6059Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 amWorship Services 11:00 am Wed. Bible Study 7:30 pmMinister Sam F. Kitching Sanderson Christian Revival CenterPastor: Harold FinleySunday School 10:00 am Sunday Service 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:30 pmCome see the exciting things the Lord is doing. Corner of Sapp Rd. and CR 229 Cornerstone Congregational Methodist Church482 South 7th St., Macclenny, FL Service Times Sunday 11:00 AM & 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM Wed. Bible Study 7:00 PM Rev. Eddy Sanders, Pastor Rev. Mae White, Assistant PastorWhere relationships are built to last an Eternity Mt. Zion N.C. Methodist Church121 North 259-4461 Macclenny, FLPastor Tim CheshireSunday 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 kingdom of God." John 3:5 904-266-2337 904-387-0055 Baldwin Jacksonville Arrangements made in your home or our facility Fair & Reasonable Prices Funeral & Cremation Services Locally Owned & Family Operated Proudly Serving Northeast Florida www.giddensreedfh.com Gid Giddens 904.354.0545 FAX 904.358.0167 929 W. Beaver St. 904.354.0546 Email: email@example.com Jacksonville, FL 32204 Kenneth Peele, Jr. Licensed Funeral Director Embalmer & Notary Pre Need Counselor C.F.S.P. Carthage Chapel Funeral Home, Inc.We strive to provide all your family needs! Welcome First Baptist Church of SandersonCR 229 S., Sanderson FLSunday 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 Christmashttp://www.fbcofsanderson.org Cecil Layton Crews, 78, one time resident of Macclenny and recently of Floral City, FL, died at home on August 1, 2011, under the care of his family and hospice. A native of Jacksonville, he was born Oct 29, 1932, (Kelly) Crews and moved to the Floral City area 25 years ago from Orlando. He was a retired area sales manager for the major appliance division of General Electric and an Army veteran. Cecil will be remembered as a loving father, a good provider and hard worker. He could always cheer you up and was always there, both during the good times and bad times as well. He will always be missed. Survivors include his wife of 46 years Arlene (Landregan) Crews; children Stephen Craig Crews of Apopka, FL and Cecil Kevin Crews of Ocoee, FL, Kelly Lynn Painter Ayers of Melbourne, FL and Courtney Lynn Crews of Ocala; brother Ellis Crews of Floral City; grandchildren Marshall, Savannah, Jacquelyn and Sean. The funeral service was held August 5 at 1:00 pm from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Hodges ofat Florida National Cemetery. requested to Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. rfShirley Ann Dugger, 50, of Macclenny died Wednesday, Aug. 3, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born in Jacksonville and lived in Macclenny all of her life. She was a licensed practical nurse and graduated from Florida Community College of Jacksonville. She was employed as the department head of the Employee Health Department of St. Vincents Medical Center in Jacksonville for 16 years until ill health forced her retirement in 2006. She was also part-owner of N.E. Florida Power Equipment in Macclenny and a member of the Christian Fellowship Temple. She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Virginia Johns Smith. Survivors include husband Terry W. Dugger of Macclenny; daughter Courtney (Kyle) Hall of Macclenny; father Virgil Smith of Macclenny; sister Sharon (Dwight) Long of Macclenny; companion and family pet Jack; several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held at 2:00 pm on August 7 at her church with Revs. David Thomlawn Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Shirley Duggerrfnt bJack Hulett, 79, of Glen St. Mary died Saturday, August 6, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville following a brief illness. He was a native of Jacksonville, Georgia and resided in Jacksonville, Florida before moving to Glen St. Mary in 1955. He was a grounds supervisor at Northeast Florida State Hospital for 29 years until his retirement. He was a member of Souls Harbor Church of God in Glen St. Mary ing on lawn mowers. Survivors include son Jesse J. (Lisa) Hulett of Glen St. Mary; grandchildren Jessica Leann Hulett and Kendell Ray Hulett. The funeral service was held August 9 at his church with Rev. terment followed at Manntown Cemetery, Glen St. Mary. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Jack Hulettr tbVirgil Johns Sr., 90, of Glen St. Mary died August 8, 2011. He was born in Taylor to the late George Johns and Ella Maude Bennett Johns on June 29, 1921 and was a lifelong resident of Baker County. He attended the Mac clenny Primitive Baptist Church. ing, working on lawn mowers and playing the banjo. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Ruby J. Johns, and his son George Ray Johns. Survivors include his children Charlotte J. (Woody) Crews and Virgil (Marilyn) Johns, both of Glen St. Mary; cousin Mamie Combs of Glen St. Mary; 11 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. The funeral service for Mr. Johns will be held on Friday August 12 at 11:00 am at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services chapel in Macclenny with Pastor Bobby Crews and Elder David Crawfollow at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday August 11 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the funeral home. Virgil Johns t Dear Daddy, I love and miss you everyday. I am a teenager now. I try to make you proud of me. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hold my memories of you in my heart. I know you are in Heaven with the Lord. Please watch over me. YOUR PRINCESS, ISRAEL BROOKE t Our precious son, it has been four years since you passed away. It seems like yesterday. You are missed so much. I know in my heart that you are in Gods hands; this is how I understand. You are my Angel in Heaven. You are gone, but never forgotten. LOVE, YOUR MAMA AND DADDY tt We love and miss you...LOVE, DEBBIE, SCOTT, MIKE, DREW, STANLEY, MARK, ROGER AND ALL THE GRANDCHILDRENfThe family of James N. Crews expresses its heartfelt thanks to our family and friends for the support and caring shown to us following the death of our loved one. and other acts of kindness are deeply appreciated. We especially want to thank the pastors and friends at Christian Fellowship Temple for the delicious meal and Giddens-Reed Funeral Home for their kindness and service to our family. May God Bless You All, Virginia Combs, Naomi Roberson, Mirtie Leah Hoover, Norma Milton and our familiesMcCrays Holiness Outreach Ministry in Olustee invites everyone to come out August 14 at 4:00 pm to help celebrate family and friends. Elder Bernard McCray will be the messenger. Check it out...bakercountypress.com
ursday, August 11, 2011 T B C P Page 11 New Hope Church, Inc. 23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Sunday Childrens Church 11:00 am Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pmPastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all at no extra charge-We offer the highest quality service for the best value to the families we assist. From the simple to the complex service we offer the same attention to detail for each family!www.ferreirafuneralservices.comA name you have come to know and trust! 250 N. Lowder St., Macclenny | 259-5700 Carpenters Kids Learning Center Carpenters Kids Learning Center We welcome Connie Hollingsworth as our new director Now Enrolling We have openings for all ages 12 months to 4 years and before and after care for K through 5th grade Join us at our Open House, Thursday, August 18 th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. R evivalMoniac Baptist ChurchAugust 21 25 at 7:00 PMwith Pastor Jason Delgado and Pastor Joseph Ricky Dyal & live music Highway 185 | Saint George GA 31562 Moniac Baptist Church Homecoming August 28 with Pastor Richard Fish and Music by The Thomas Fam ily Dinner on the grounds following morning service Please bring a cover dish Highway 185 | St. George GA, 31562 PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to an application submitted by Michael and Christina Crews to be granted a Special Exception on property located on County Road 229 South, in Section 36, Township 3S, Range 20, containing approximately 16.47 acres in Baker County, FL. The Baker County Land Planning Agency (LPA), will consider the request at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 7:00pm in the County Administration Building, 55 North Third St., Macclenny, FL. All interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the Special Exception request. The purpose of the request is to be granted a Special Exception to the Baker County Land Development Regulations in reference to Section 8.04.09B New Flag Lots. Written comments for or against the Special Exception may be sent to Baker County Planning Department, 360 E Shuey Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments may be sent to (904)259-5057. Copies of the Special Exception may be inspected by any member of the public in the Planning Department, address stated above. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-5123 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. The family of Roy (Cecil) Dice is most appreciative of all those who showed us so much kindness during the loss of our loved one. Your expressions of sympathy and support in the way of will never be forgotten. Special thanks to our church family. You make us proud to be part of the Baker County community.Margie Dice and family rfntb Emmanuel Baptist Church in Macclenny launched a trio of family-oriented programs on Wednesday evenings in August. ment program, features Dr. Charles Shoemaker, former president and CEO of Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville. The sessions run from 7:008:15 each evening. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to Resistance, a series of classes focusing on resisting peer pressure to try sex, drugs and alcohol. Children grades K-6 are invited to the Kids Zone for fun, games and Bible lessons. A nursery is available for children up to three years old. For more information, contact Pastor Mike Ramondetta at 259-1676. t We will never know a greater man. Your impact on our lives made ALL the difference. We love you, miss you and will always try to make you proud.1 CORINTHIANS 13:3-7 LOVE, YOUR CHILDREN JENNIFER, BRIAN AND OLIVERrft Since you have been gone there has been an unexplainable emptiness. We love and miss you, Bubba G.LOVE, MAMA, QUENTINA, QUENTIN, AA, MAMA ALICE AND ALL YOURAUNTS, UNCLES, COUSINS, NIECES, NEPHEWS AND FRIENDSWE MISS YOUThe wife and children of John Motherwell would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt kindness and thoughtfulness during our loss. All of the caring gifts of food, visits, prayers, cards, calls and love helped us through this from the community was deeply touching and every gesture was greatly appreciated. Special thanks to the Baker County Fire Department, City of Macclenny Fire Department, honor guards, Guerry Funeral Home and Richard and Karen Dolan. Thank You All, Rosemary Motherwell and Family rft Daddy was such an inspiration to all of us. Love thy neighbor as thyself is a motto we try to live in our daily lives. Most importantly, Daddy taught us how to pass away with dignity. He was not afraid to leave this world. He knew where he was going to be when he faced his day of judgement. Daddy preHe lived each day with as much vigor as possible, not letting precious time rob him of completing a task or visiting family or friends. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the jewels in his crown. He taught us how to love each other and love people. Honesty and humbleness were values that radiated through his life. Always be fair with your friends and neighbors, was also a value Daddy taught us to live by. He reminded us we were not perfect and would make mistakes but God forgave His children and we should strive to live a better life each day. years, Daddy is not gone for he lives daily in the lives of all of us. We miss him but feel his strong presence everywhere. We see him sitting at the end of dock at Ocean Pond, walking in the woods and driving his old truck throughout the county. Baker County was his home and its people were his family. Daddy, thank you for instilling in us hard work, Christian values and reminding us to live the Golden Rule each day. We love you! YOUR LOVING WIFE LYMA RAULERSONYOUR CHILDRENGALE AND MARCUS RHODENTOMMY AND ARLENE RAULERSONWANDA AND MIKE WALKERJOHNNY AND WANDA SUE RAULERSONJAN AND JOE BETROSYOUR GRANDCHILDREN ANDGREAT-GRANDCHILDRENnrtbt We cant believe a year has gone since the Lord took you home. But we still miss your hug and kiss. Were glad youre not in any pain, but life is truly not the same. Without you here we still have tears. Well see you soon so we can be together again as a family.LOVE, JANICE, WARREN, JIMBO ANDTRACInttbn btt Your smile Though your smile is gone forever and your hand I cannot touch, I still have many memories of the one I loved so much. Your memory is my keepsake, with which Ill never part. God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart.I LOVE YOU FOREVER, WIFE MARY SMITH AND CHILDRENMARY JANE AND RODGERJEAN AND KATIEbnTaylor Cemetery will hold its annual work day Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 8:00 am. A board meeting and election of officers will follow. For more information call W. Terry Crews at 259-6667. Check it out...bakercountypress.com When he discovered the schools dozens of marching band trophies in a closet he had students bring them out and arrange them on top of the lockers in chronological sequence starting with the 1970s. The students were shocked to see what the band had accomplished in the past. So now when the enter they see the legacy of former band students and the promise of what they have the potential to do in the future, he said. Hes been delighted with the level of discipline in his students and attempts to make all aspects of band an opportunity to instill pride. Its hard work. Students must practice their music a lot, he said. And the music itself has a lot to do with their desire to practice. He lets students help decide which compositions they will perform. If playing the music it isnt fun, whats the point? he asks. Theyve told me they dont mind practicing all summer because the music is more fun than in the past. As he talks, the students start up on a lively rendition of Greased Lightning which will time show this season. The brass section holds and maintains their exaggerated uplifted stance with gusto. The stance is to project sound to the audience and especially to the press box, Mr. Warren explains. No matter which directhey are facing the stands. He says the bands goal is to have the audience stay seated for an entire halftime show and they are working hard to master the music and create an engaging visual performance. Mr. Warren has a few goals of his own. Hes considering forming a start up high school band for students who didnt get involved in music early on. After a year, they could potentially be ready to join the marching band. Hed love to start a school jazz band as well. All that will take time, but time is not an issue. Like I said before, I plan to be here for a while, he said. 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SOCIAL NOTICE SUBMISSION INFORMATION Birth announcements, wedding notices and social events (military service notes and school graduations) must be submitted within four weeks of the event. All news and advertising must be submitted to the newspaper o ce prior to 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication, unless otherwise noted or arranged. It is requested that all news items be typed or emailed to insure accuracy in print. CONTACT US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our o ce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comT B C PPage12AUGUST 11, 2011 ALICIA LAMBORNBAKER COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT The mosquito population seems to have exploded with the arrival of the rainy season. And with cases of West Nile Virus in humans just reported, everyone needs to take precautions. While you may not be able to take back your yard completely, you can take steps to reduce the mosquito population, which will hopefully lead to a reduction in the number of mosquito bites. Mosquito-borne illnesses, however, can only be prevented using personal protection wearing long pants and sleeves and wearing mosquito repellent while outside. Reducing breeding sites around the house is the first component of good home mosquito control. Mosquitoes need standing water to reproduce, so disposing of old tires, turning buckets upside down, and changing the water in bird baths and pet watering dishes on a regular basis is a must to eliminate these potential breeding sites. Other breeding sites around the home include rain barrels, ponds, ditches, and abandoned swimming pools. While there are many native freshwater fish recommended for mosquito control in ornamental ponds, ditches and abandoned swimming pools may require a Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) product. Bt is a naturally occurring bacterium with the ability to infect and kill certain insects. The most commonly used strain of Bt (kurstaki strain) will kill only leaffeeding caterpillars, but there is another (israelensis strain, or Bti) used to control certain types of fly larvae, including black flies, fungus gnats and larvae of mosquitoes. For control of mosquitoes, look for products containing the israelensis strain such as Mosquito Dunks and Bactimos Mosquito Control Dunks, both of which are available to homeowners in a tablet form that can be used whole or broken into pieces if the water surface area is small. Your second line of defense against mosquitoes may come from mosquito control devices. However, buyer beware is good advice since effectiveness varies and consumers often have unrealistic expectations for these devices. There are CO2 baited mosquito traps on the market that will catch mosquitoes. However, their impact on large populations of mosquitoes is unknown and there are no scientific publications that show the devices to be effective for actually controlling mosquitoes, reducing their populations, or reducing biting rates. Ultrasonic devices include products that are designed to be worn around the neck or wrist, or attached to a belt, to repel mosquitoes. The devices create sounds that mimic male mosquitoes or dragonflies and theoretically will frighten the female mosquitoes. Despite claims, their ability to repel biting mosquitoes has not been proven, and these devices do not kill mosquitoes or protect humans or animals from any mosquito-borne disease. Buz zappers use ultraviolet light to lure mosquitoes into a trap that will electrocute them. Unfortunately studies have shown that these devices do not actually reduce the number of biting mosquitoes, and they kill other types of insects more often than they kill mosquitoes. A possible third line of defense may come from wildlife. Bats and purple martins eat mosquitoes, and while creating wildlife habitat for these creatures may help attract them to your yard, you shouldnt rely on them to control your entire mosquito population. If you would like more information on mosquito control, visit the Baker County Extension website http://baker.ifas.ufl.edu. Treatment rooms are private and con dential. IMPLANTS ARE A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO MISSING TEETH! Call today for your FREE implant consultation!All work done in our Macclenny of ce, no referrals or driving to Jacksonville! Melissa Taylor, R.D.H. Dr. Carter, D.M.D SUMMER SPECIAL ON TEETH WHITENING 78% of Americans have had at least 1 cavity by what age?Age 17 $149 ATTORNEYDavid P. Dearingformer Baker County Prosecutor SERIOUS INJURIE S C A U S E D BY NEGLIGENCE OF A NOTHER A N D C RIMIN A L DEFENS EJ M acclenny 259-1352T oll F ree (888) 211-9451All initial consultations are absolutely free.The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. I NJURY LA W Glory, glory look whos 67, a gift for us from our Lord in Heaven. Bill, thank you for taking care of me the past five years during our recovery from the deep loss of our son Bobby. As we celebrate your birthday, let us also celebrate the rebirth of Bobby in Heaven 8. Your loving wife, Janet, David, Karen & family Happy Birthday, Bill Happy Birthday, Bill PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANObserves her 96th!!Mertie Mae Loadholtz turned 96 on August 6 and celebrated in her Glen St. Mary home with her family. They threw her a cookout with hotdogs, hamburgers and birthday cake. Ms. Loadholtz lived in Taylor as a young girl and has spent her entire life in Baker County. She worked for 20 years as the head cook for Fraser Hospital, raised chickens on a farm in Sanderson and at age 92 was still driving her beloved 1985 Mercury automobile. She was a gifted seamstress who made her own curtains, table cloths and bedspreads. She raised ve children and has 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Shes looking forward to many more birthdays. We pay cash $250 & up for junk vehicles No title necessary | Licensed Also buying any kind of scrap metal 386-867-1396 Call Junk Joe Ron and Judy BakerThe family of Ron and Judy Baker of Macclenny is pleased to announce the observance of their 50th wedding anniversary. The Bakers were married in Newark, Ohio on August 11, 1961. Their daughters are Rhonda (Chip) Osteen of Macclenny, Robin (Bill) Lamb of Glen St. Mary and Renee (Mike) Cooper of Stanley, New York. Their grandchildren are Meagan and Malory Osteen, Lee, Johnny and Patrick Lamb and Nick Cooper. Rector BennettrffBruce and Charlotte Bennett of Macclenny are pleased to announce the engagement of son Foster Bruce Bennett of Macclenny to Kate Henderson Rector of Morgantown, West Virginia. Kate is the daughter of Nancy Ruhe and the late Stephen Rector of Morgantown. Foster is a graduate of Baker County High School, has a bachelors degree in business administration from the University of Central Florida and is currently a consultant with IBM. Kate has a bachelors degree in psychology from Barnard College and is currently attending Marshall University. Wedding plans will be announced at a later date. The Harvey family reunion will be August 20 beginning at noon at the Ag Center in Macclenny. Please bring a covered dish and an appetite. Paper goods and ice will be furnished. Call Sheldon at 259-5468 for more information. Kern SnowntbDaniela Kern of Germany and Zachary Snow of Macclenny were married at 3:00 pm on July 9th in Soest, Germany. The bride is the daughter of Helmut and Monika Kern of Germany. She graduated from Fachhochshule fur Finanzen and is employed by the German IRS. The bridegroom is the son of Dennis and Rebecca Snow of Macclenny. He graduated from the University of Florida and is employed by Aagon Consulting Gmbh. Following a honeymoon to California, Las Vegas and Florida, the couple will reside in Soest, Germany. rfntClothing priced at $75 or less, footwear, certain accessories and certain school supplies priced $15 or less can be purchased tax free in Florida August 12-14. Books are exempted from the sales tax holiday. For more information, visit www.myflorida. com/dor or call 1-800-352-367 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Check it out...bakercountypress.com
ursday, August 11, 2011 T B C P Page 13 The St. Johns River Water Management Districts governing board approved a tentative budget this month that reduces property tax revenues by 26 percent as part of Gov. Rick Scotts and the state legislatures goals to reduce property taxes. The tentative 0.3313 millage rate will result in $85.3 million in revenue that will be part of a total $209 million budget that will also be funded with prior years state and carryover funds, timber sales, cattle leases, interest earnings and permit fees, a press release from the district stated. Under a 0.3313 millage rate 33.13 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value the owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay $49.69 per year in property taxes to the district. The tentative budget approved today will allow the district to focus on its core missions, while also providing some tax relief for property owners, said the boards chairman Leonard Wood of Fernandina Beach. While we will see some reduction in the projects that the agency undertakes and cost-shares in, this budget will fund our highest priorities. Those priorities include: projects to improve water quality and develop alternative water supplies cluding water conservation, and vention and recovery strategy development and quantity trends. such as prescribed burns; control of invasive exotic plants; and operation and maintenance of levees, locks and other structures. process. To achieve budget reductions and ensure that core missions and responsibilities are achieved, the district said it will reduce: million. million. million. Public hearings on the tentative budget will be held at 5:05 nal budget adoption will occur at JOEL ADDINGTONNEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org The Press Sumweek and will receive a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble. The soon-to-be 9th graders entry, aptly titled Summers Way Too Short, was a young girl named Summer who learns that her short stature can sometimes work to her advantage. J.K. Rowling says that the idea for also thinking about my best friend, who isnt the tallest person in the world, said Ms. Paulk by e-mail this week. While summer can seem too brief for kids whose days are packed with sporty activities, summer can seem like into that kind of crowd, she said. Ms. Paulk has been writing for as long as she could hold a pencil and form legible sentences. She said she enjoys creating interesting scenarios and manipulating characters to respond to situations in different ways. Sometimes those situations could never happen in the real life, but it can happen in your own imagination, said Ms. Paulk. The youth hopes to study writing and directing for television and movies in college and continue writing and publishing books. Ms. Paulk is writing her second book now. but from Macclenny, won second place in the short story contest for his entry about a young man who is reunited over the summer with the home, friends and family he moved away from, only to return to his new home and discover it isnt that bad after all. more than a dozen submitted by 8th grade students in advanced language arts classes last spring. We had to write stories in also written stories for other classes since the fourth grade, the young man said by e-mail this week. You can write about anything, real or not, and just have fun with it. about writing is coming up with write about. inspiration for his story, Summer is Too Short, in his own experiences moving to a new house and leaving middle school for 9th grade this fall. plans to attend dental school and start his own practice someday. Pilkington, won third place in the contest for her narrative about a boy named Kyle and his part in a war between two edible armies, one made of Jello and the other of pudding. The very vivid tale ends after Kyle grows tired of the war, which dragged on throughout the summer, and his pet chinchilla, Squishy, ends the battle by dining on the Jelloians. friend Kyle Stelma give me some ideas like credit for that idea, Ms. Pilkington, also 14, said by e-mail this week. She began writing stories during last school year. ing until starting the eighth grade and having my teacher constantly encouraging us to write, she said. The Glen St. Mary resident added that she writes to creor anything, but its fun getting them. the right words to convey what shes seeing and feeling inside to readers. Sometimes, words cant explain emotions, Ms. Pilkington said. The teen hopes to continue writing for the enjoyment of it, but aims to study occupational or physical therapy. After School Program until 6:00 p.m.Improvement in self discipline through weekly instruction in Tae Kwon Dotesting for belt rank Attention Wildcat Football Fans!August 8-11 from 7:30 am 4:00 pm August 15-19 from 7:30 am 2:30 pmDuring this time anyone can sign-up for a drawing for unsold tickets. The drawing will be held at the2011 Wildcat Pep RallyAugust 19 at 7:30 pm at Memorial Stadium Ticket bearer must be present and purchase tickets at the pep rally. Tickets will be sold in pairs, minimum two/maximum four.Tickets are $54 each for 6 HOME games. Your Hunting & Fishing Store. 259-9080455 W. Macclenny Avenue Monday Friday 9-6 Saturday 6-3 G-3 Hub Style Blind $9999Crossbones Ground Blind $16999 Intimidator 2 Blind $18995Hurricane Bag Targets $3999 17' Buddy Stand $11999 Smith & Wesson 380 Bodyguard with Laser $32999 Wild Game X6C Infrared Game Camera $11999Reg. $149.99 Lock on with 20' Ladder StickStarting at $7999 Heritage Rough Rider 22LR 22 Mag Combo $17999 $5000 OffAll Horton Crossbow Combos4 to choose from Saturday 6-3 2 DAYS ONLY!Friday-Saturday ALL AMERISTEP GROUNDBLINDS ON SALE 50 lb. Bag of CornFREEwith purchase of a Moultrie Feeder$100 Gift Certi catewith purchase of any Mathews or Bowtech Bow 10% OFF ENTIRE PURCHASEExcludes sale items Valid 8/12-13& MUCH MORE! Come experience the fun and excitement of Baton Twirling! The All-American Twirling Academy includes UFs majorette instructor June Stoeber and BC Middle School instructor Amanda Filosi, among others! First time beginners through advanced Ages 4 through High School Registration and Twirling begins September 8 at 4:30 p.m. at the Keller Gym for all twirlers $75 per session (sessions run ve to six weeks) Twirlers participate in parades, at least one competition, and a recital For more information Call 352 or 259 ATA Corps Won a National and State Championship! ATA Halftime Show Annie Won a State Title! Happy 70 th Birthday, Mama! Love always, your family While summer can seem too brief for kids whose days are packed with sporty activities, summer can seem like Ms. Paulk has been writing for as long as she could hold a pencil and form legible sentences. She said she enjoys creating interesting scenarios and manipulating characters to respond to Sometimes those situations could never happen in the real life, but it can happen in your own imagination, The youth hopes to study writing and directing for television and movies in college and continue writing and publishing books. Ms. Paulk is but from Macclenny, won second place in the short story contest for his entry about a young man who is reunited over the summer with the home, friends and family he moved away from, only to return to his new home and discover it isnt more than a dozen submitted by 8th grade students in advanced We had to write stories in during last school year. ing until starting the eighth grade and having my teacher constantly encouraging us to write, she said. added that she writes to creor anything, but its fun getting them. the right words to convey what shes seeing and feeling inside to readers. Sometimes, words cant explain emotions, Ms. Pilkington said. The teen hopes to continue writing for the enjoyment of it, but aims to study occupational or physical therapy. Alexandra Paulk Keith Combs Jessica Pilkingtonrfrnrtb
Monday Friday 9:00 am 5:00 pmby email@example.com mailSend a copy of the ad exactly as it should appear, payment and phone number where we can reach you.PO Box 598, Macclenny, Fl 32063Placement, correction or cancellation of ads may be phoned in anytime before Monday at 5 p.m. for publication on Thursday.20 words, 1 week .................$6.00 cash/check20 words for $7.00 Visa/MC20 each additional word15 words, 1 week .................$8.00 cash/check15 words for $9.00 Visa/MC20 each additional word Page 14 T B C P ursday, August 11, 2011 T B C PClassiedsoer a world of values! Classied Rates: Service Ad Rates: To Place an Ad: Deadlines: 3 BR, 2 BA singlewide, 1 acre, very clean, $750/month, $750 deposit. 509-2280. 8/11p 3 BR, 2 BA fenced in yard, city water and trash pick-up, central heat and air, 5719228. Move in special. 8/11-18p Share new house $300/month includes electric, water, cable, and internet 904735-4304 leave message. 7/28-8/18p 3BR, 2BA triplewide on 2 acres with fireplace, washer and drier hook up, front and rear porches, central heat and air, $875/month plus deposit, now available. 904-718-8898. 8/11p Mobile home in Sanderson 3 BR, 2 BA, $750 security deposit, $750/month. Call 904-259-2255 or 904-813-1580. 5/12tfc 2 BR, 1 BA brick home lawn fenced city lot, washer/dryer, $800/month, $500 de posit, 661 Laverne Street Call 813-5558. 8/11-18p 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide MH, wood floors throughout, new flat range stove, new 3.5 ton central heat and air, double horse barn, fenced in, above ground pool with new liner, new deck, all on 1.61 acres, $68,000. 2590820. 8/11p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Cozy Corners, $545/month, first, last and $300 deposit. Water, trash and lawn service included, cen tral H/A. 259-7335. 4/7tfc 2 BR, 2 BA MH, very private one acre lot, $700/month, $700 deposit, 509-2280. 6/16tfc 3 BR, 1 BA singlewide Fleetwood on one acre fenced land, Noah Davis Road in Glen St. Mary. Non-smokers only, $650/month, $650 deposit. 904-275-2800, 904-9450523. 8/4-11p 2 or 3 BR mobile home $385-550; half acre, garbage, water, sewer, lawn provided, family neighborhood. 912-843-8118 or 904-699-8637. www.rentyes.net. 6/30tfc Commercial ofces and metal build ing in downtown Macclenny. 1) 500 sq ft, $500/mo, 2) 1280 sq ft, $1300/mo, 3) met al building with 400 amp 3ph electric serv, 5000 sq ft, $800/mo. Deposit equal to rst months rent required. 259-6546 or 2594602. 6/23tfc ucts. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no responsibility as to the truthfulness of claims. Respondents should use caution and common sense before sending any money or making other commitments based on statements and/or promises; demand specics in writing. You can also call the Federal Trade Commis sion at 1-877-FTC-HELP to nd out how to spot fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Baker County Press Specialized Heavy Hauler is seeking qualied drivers to work on a regional ba sis. Applicants must have a minimum of 1 year veriable Class A heavy haul or step deck driving experience. Company drivers can expect to earn $40K to $60K annually on our percentage pay system. Visit www. arlingtonheavyhauling.com for more details or Call Gary at 904-745-5996. 7/28-8/18p Part time barber or stylist needed to help with busy overow of walk-in clients. Two to three days a week, could work in to full time position. 904-397-0590. 8/11p Accounts Receivable Collections CLERK & BILLING DEPT, 3+ years strong A/R experience, accounting background a plus, multi-tasking skills, detail ori ented. Send resume to comment@ PritchettTrucking.com or ll out an ap plication at www.PritchettTrucking.com. 8/11c The YMCA of Floridas First Coast is cur rently recruiting a Facility Director at the Baker County Family Y. This position is responsible for the overall management and leadership of membership, program and facility operations. A successful can didate will possess a professional demean or, strong skills in human relations, team building, leadership, verbal and written communications. A bachelors degree and supervisory experience is required. Candi date must have the ability to develop and manage budgets; develop, promote, oper ate and evaluate programs and staff, and the ability to recruit, train and develop vol unteers. Candidate will also need to excel in being a community liaison in building relationships and donations. This position is full-time offering a salary of $35,000 $44,000 annually, based on experience. Send resumes to ycareers@rstcoastym ca.org. 8/11-18c Seeking part-time contractor to attend foreclosure sales on our rms behalf. Pri or experience with the courthouse and/or court services (foreclosure sales) preferred. Please contact Heather at hnewman@ thesolutionsrm.com with resume to apply. 8/11c Part time position for an experienced multi-tasker in an ofce setting. Must have excellent people skills and references. This is an ideal opportunity for the right person. Reply via resume with references to P.O. Box 427, Macclenny, FL 32063. 8/4tfc Drivers Teams: $6,000 Team Sign-On Bonus when your team drives for Werner Enterprises! Call Now for details! 1-888880-5902. 8/4-25p Class A or B CDL driver, Westside Jack sonville Septic Tank Company. 786-1386. 8/11p Needed, a basic guitar teacher for teens. 259-6435. 8/11p Heavy duty diesel mechanic needed, Travel Centers of America, Baldwin loca tion, 1024 US 301 South. Drivers license required. Please apply to Mark Holmes, Shop Manager. 904-266-4281, ext. 22. 10/1tfc St. Marys Cove, 2011 season a decent place to go. prices for rest of season, 1909 Steel Bridge Road, Macclenny. 2599980. 11/13tfc Pay Day Loan Buster, $500 no credit check, six months to repay, active checking account required. 904-206-7861. www. mypaydayloanthatpays.com 2/10tfc Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspa per is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any prefer ence, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with par ents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimi nation, call HUD toll free at 1-800-6699777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Rent to Own 3/2 doublewide on acre in Macclenny $750/month plus deposit 904477-8995. 8/4-11p 3.46 acres, north Sanderson, set up for mobile home $42,000. Owner nancing. Call 904-813-1580. 2/10tfc 3 BR, 2 BA brick home on acre in Glen eld Oaks, a gated community, $140,000 net. Call 813-1580. 7/14tfc FSBO, rustic elegance cypress log cabin on 8.11 fenced acres. 2 BR, 2 BA 1990 SF plus porches, two car carport, great views, gated drive, private, secluded. By appoint ment only $250,000. 904-259-9599. 8/11-9/1p Class i fied ads and no tic es must be paid in advance, and be in our office no lat er than 4:00 pm the Monday preceding pub li ca tion, unless otherwise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accom panied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Bak er County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for ac curacy of ads or notices given over the tele phone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertising will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without no tification of error by the person or agen cy for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party assumes full payment re spon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse ad vertising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet stan dards of publication. Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridges, rubber stamps and much more. We special ize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc 2007 Honda Motorcycle, VTXR Model, 1300cc, 42,000 miles, $4500, one owner bike, extras too. 386-328-7420. 8/11-18p 2006 Jayco Jay Feather Travel Trailer 30ft, 1 slide, sleeps 8 to 9. Please call 6531509 before 9pm. 8/11p Push lawn mower $20.00, Toshiba lap top computer $150.00; small, pink, Mick ey Mouse computer $150, miscellaneous tools, 259-2271, 904-338-7153. 8/11p We instal 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Livingroom table set medium oak with brown glass inserts on wheels. Storage space underneath with large beige and pastel table lamps. $125. Call 275-3007, leave message 5/19tfc Thompson Center 50 Caliber Renegade $200 Rick 904-477-0658. 7/28-8/18p Oak livingroom table set, 2 end tables, 1 coffee table with two lamps. Great condi tion with glass inserts and storage. $115. 275-3007. 6/2tfc Artists. Oils, acrylics water colors, Canvas es, draw ing pads and much more. On sale now. The Of ce Mart, 110 S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc Landscaping mulch While supply lasts. 259-2900. 4/28tfc Camille Beckman hand cream Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc 2010 Scion TC, excellent condition, 32,000 miles, automatic, alloy tires, $17,500, 904710-4031. 8/11-18p 2010 Dodge Charger SXT, low miles. $1000 down and take over payments $398 per month call 352-222-2748. 8/11p Looking for 5 people for a special credit rebuilding program. Get pre-approved through a real bank. Call 866-453-5840. 8/11P 07 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S, 4 door, AC, auto matic, power windows, power locks. Great shape and great at the pump. Call 866453-5840. 8/11p 08 Dodge Avenger SE, new tires in great shape. $9980.00. Call 866-453-5840. 8/11p 94 Suzuki Sidekick, 4 wheel drive, $600, as is good motor. 904-239-0040, 2592271. 8/11p Get pre aproved for a car. No games just answers. On line at www.need2buyacar. com OR 866-453-5840. 8/11p Now accepting bids, contact Beth at 6534453. 1994 Savanna fifth-wheel travel trailer with two slides. 6/23tfc Need childcare? I will provide assistance in my home. All ages. All hours. 904-8382287. 7/28-8/18p 1995 Chevy, with a 2003 engine with low miles on engine and transmission, $2900.00, 571-0913. 8/11p Christian mom will clean your home or business. Have references and nearly 20 years experience. Call 259-8144. 8/4-8/18p Thomas Family Christian Childcare, 24 hours, all ages, hot meals and snacks, 23 years experience, licensed. Cathy Thomas, 259-3678, 742-4980. 8/11p Marilyns house cleaning and elderly care. Hardworking, dependable, and hon est. Excellent references from doctors, law yers, and others. Free estimates. 259-1746. 8/4-11p Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Ani mal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc Free Pit Hounds Hunters Special, call for information 904-446-7653. 8/11p Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classi ed advertising on subjects like work-athome, weight loss products, health prod For Sale Advertising Info. YARD SALESThursday and Friday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, Saturday 8:00-10:00 am, Garage sale, miscellaneous items, 6138 Michele Road in Whispering Pines, Macclenny. Friday 8:00 am-noon, turn left off of 90 on 125 S., Glen, third house on left. Friday and Saturday 9:00 am-4:00 pm, 5454 Woodlawn Road, Rain cancel Friday and Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm, clothes for men, women, boys, girls. Aeropostle, Old Navy, Nike, etc. Shoes, hunt boots and shirts, football clothes and cleats, plus lots of other things. Molly Johns, 6331 W. River Circle, 259-4750. Friday and Saturday 7:00 am-?, Estates Street Macclenny II, furniture, household items, washer, clothes, miscellaneous. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am-?, Womens and junior clothes (different sizes), boys size 7-8, scrubs, loads of shoes and purses, televisions and comforter set, little of everything. Ben Rowe Circle, Macclenny. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am-?, Huge yard sale, lots of kids clothes and much more. Men and women adult clothing, shoes, and odd items, on Gas kins Circle, Sanderson. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am-?, 717 Chipshot Drive, four family, double stroller, crib, swing, mountain bikes; baby girl, boy, young men and adult clothing, plus much more. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8:00 am-?, Small Branch Trail, across the street Cuyler Fir Field on 125. Saturday 7:00 am-noon, baby items, toys, girl clothes size 2T/6X (many with tags), girls shoes, miscellaneous items; CR23A N. half mile past Copper Creek, grey house on left. Saturday 8:00 am-?, Reid Stafford Road, follow signs, something for ev eryone. Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 4335 Live Oak Lane, Macclenny II; childrens toys, childrens clothes, linens, household items, womens clothes, electron ics. Sunday 8:00 am-?, 1291 Copper Creek Drive, dining room and living room set. 483-7886. Automobiles 1-10 acres high and dry, sh pond, creek or river front, homes/mobile homes, setup. Owner financing. 912-843-8118 or 904-699-8637. www.landyes.net. 6/30tfc 4 BR, 2 BA brick home on acre in Glen eld Oaks, a gated community, $145,000 OBO. Call 813-1580. 7/14tfc In city limits 3 BR 2 BA. 1000 SF house. $750/month plus security deposit of $750 available 8/1/2011. Call 259-6546 day time or 259-4602 evenings. 7/28tfc Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit. 904-860-4604. 3/17tfc 3 BR, 1 BA house in Cuyler, $550/month, $200 deposit, 904-259-7927. 8/11p Available soon, doublewide, 3 BR, 2 BA, new carpet, tile, appliances, $850/month, $650 deposit, Glen area 259-2121. 8/11tfc 3 BR, 2 BA, doublwide mobile home on 5 acres, stocked sh pond, detached garage for storage, lawn maintenance included. $950/month, $1250 deposit, 259-9066. 8/11tfc 3 BR, 3 BA home in Rolling Meadows, former model home with 2 bonus rooms; available October 1; $1400 plus security deposit. Call 397-0053. 8/11tfc 3 BR 2 BA Doublewide, near Cuyler on 2.5 acres, rent to own, $850/month plus deposit, 904-477-8995. 8/11-18p 2 BR Apartment and 3 BR mobile home in Sanderson, 275-2136, 881-4311. 8/11p 2 BR, 2 BA $485/month, $485 deposit. Garbage, water, sewage and lawn care in cluded. 904-219-2690 or 912-843-8165. 7/28tfc 2 BR, 1 BA with bonus room, $485/ month, $485 deposit, garbage, water, sewer, lawn care included. 912-843-8165 or 904-219-2690. 8/11c 4 BR, 1 BA, large yard, 385 Barbara Circle rst and last rent $800 each, references required, 259-3519 or 703-3027. 8/11p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, on acre. $700 month, rst, last, and $300 security deposit. Woodlawn Road area. 614-7336. 8/11p In city limits 3 BR 2 BA. 1000 SF house. $750/month plus security deposit of $750. Call 259-6546 daytime or 259-4602 eve nings. 8/11p 4 BR, 2 BA house, Monarch Realty, call 476-0402. 8/11p 4 BR, 2 BA 32x80 mobile home on five acres, off Mud Lake Road on Travis Rho den Trail. Lawn maintenance included, $950/month, $1250 deposit. 259-9066. 7/21tfc 3 BR, 2 BA $150/week, $500 deposit plus rst and last week, equals total of $800 to move in. Must have veriable references and employment. No smoking, service ani mals only. 259-6033. 8/11p 2 BR, 1 BA duplex, all appliances including washer/dryer $675/month, $675 deposit. 259-3300 or 591-2790. 5/12tfc 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, screened porch, central heat and air, clean, near I-10. Must have good references, $600/month, 2597794. 8/11p 3 BR, 1 BA two-story house on Morris Ave. behind the re station. $795/month with $400 security deposit. 386-5462608. 8/11p 4 BR, 2 BA mobile home, river front, $850/month, 813-3091. 8/11tfc 2 BR appartments, quiet, established neighborhood, service animals only. $550/ month. $500 deposit. off first months rent to qualified applicants. 259-8444. 8/4tfc For Rent Club Money to Lend Real Estate NOW AVAILABLE1 and 2 BedroomsBaldwin GroveAPARTMENTS904-266-4070T.T.D. 1-800-955-8771 Handicap EquippedRENTAL ASSISTANCE A VAILABLE TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTSThis institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 1395 Cha ee Road South, Jacksonville 904.772.9800 BEAUTIFUL NEW HOMESITE MLS# 537180 10.01 acres; country living at its best! County maintained road; perfect place to ride the ATVs and horses. $73,749 PERFECT FOR TOWNHOMES OR MOBILE HOMES MLS# 557398 0.90 acre land in downtown Macclenny. Walking distance from Keller Intermediate School. Can be subdivided. Zoned Residential/Mobile Home. $99,000 HOME ON CORNER LOT MLS# 583100 Beautiful move-in ready Drees Builder former model home on fenced lot. 3BR/3BA featuring separate entrance private o ce. Perfect for a growing family and priced to sell. $221,000 SO YOU WANT TO LIVE IN THE COUNTY? MLS# 580902 5-acre lot cleared and zoned for site built dream home or mobile home. Beautiful oak trees; short walk to St. Marys River for lazy summer days you want to spend shing. $69,900 15 ACRES COMPLETELY CLEARED MLS# 543540 15 acres, cleared and grassed for you to build your dream home. Located on paved road within minutes from interstate and schools. $215,500 CHARMING 2005 BRICK HOUSE MLS# 543731 3BR/2BA/+two 1/2 BA. 2BR/1.5BA in main house. Apartment over 2 car garage has kit, LR, BR, full BA. Detached 3-car garage/workshop w/o ce, w/half bath. $240,000 ZONED FOR HORSES MLS# 575429 16.98 acres w/3 wells, power pole and septic. Has barn w/4 horse stalls, sh pond, and small shed. Build your dream home or zoned for mobile home. $172,000 ZONED FOR HOUSES/MOBILE HOMES MLS# 547499 Vacant land; 11.87 acres. Minutes from I-10, schools, restaurants and shopping. $55,000 BEAUTIFUL 2-STORY HOME ON 22+ ACRES MLS# 585800 4 BR/2.5BA; you will love the total seclusion of this property. Perfect for the horse lover. $384,400 SHOWS LIKE A MODEL MLS# 580668 3BR/2BA, split BR; formal din rm, breakfast noon, sprinkler system, side entry garage, over-sized master bath. Convenient to I-10 and shopping. Everything like new. $189,000 GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT PROPERTY MLS# 555947 4BR/2.5BA on 32 acres. Breathtaking views from every angle. Fenced/cross-fenced; hay barn and barn with 4 stalls. $1,200,000. GREAT HOME W/TONS OF POTENTIAL MLS# 579587 Brick house on 2.51 acres, 4BR/2.5BA w/o ce/bonus room. Screened room overlooks inground pool. $229,000 HORSE LOVERSTHIS IS YOUR DREAM LOCATION MLS# 575392 20.02 acres on two 10.01 acre lots. Zoned AG for horses; perfect for site-built or modular home; no mobile homes allowed. 17-ft deep pond w/ well and power pole. $162,000 BREATHTAKING 2-STORY BRICK ESTATE MLS# 580296 5BR/4BA on 5 acres. Columned front porch; 30 min to Jax; inground pool; 3-car garage. $398,800 PICTURES AND WORDS WILL NOT DO JUSTICE FOR THIS HOME AND LAND MLS# 576581 5BR/4.5BA, 2 bonus rooms; 8.24 acres of trees and water, 650 ft artesian well; irrigation system throughout property; 3.5 car garage. $520,000 Miscellaneous Animals Help Wanted Commercial Rental HEAVY DUTY FLEET MECHANIC needed for late model eet Must have experience, tools and valid driver license. Good pay & benets! Apply in person at Pritchett Trucking Lake Butler, FL. or online at www.pritchetttrucking.com
ursday, August 11, 2011 T B C P Page 15Heat is a natural part of football as teams prepare over the summer and condition for competition in the fall. Many coaches feel that hot summer days are helpful and that they get their players ready for the hard, grueling and intense effort needed to be successful in games against tough opponents. But the heat is also very dangerous and must be taken into consideration every minute of practice. With two Georgia high school players dying of heat related causes this past month and even Jaguar players succumbing to the high temperatures, coaches must be very careful about their players staying hydrated and safe over summer practices. Baker High football coach Ryan Sulkowski is aware of the dangers and that he needs to acclimate his athletes to the high must be walked, but Sulkowski also knows that he and his staff must do everything to keep his players safe and healthy. Sulkowski said he worked out players over the summer in the hottest part of the day ... We wanted to ensure they would be acclimated to the heat prior to the start of fall football camp. The coaches always take steps to ensure that players remain hydrated and arent exposed to excessive heat, but with the deaths in Georgia and the college and professional players who have had heat injuries, the Wildcats have added even more precautions. Sulkowski wrote an open letter to parents detailing the added efforts to combat heat exhaustion. They include: Baker County Sheriffs Office, placed near the track as a cooling zone for players. tesy of the Baker County Touchdown Club, placed under this tent to enhance the zone. made available by team managers during practice at each station. are under the tent. minutes when the heat index is minutes when the heat index is below 98 degrees. New homes, no money down, call (386) 719-6578, Cliff, for qualifying. 7/7-8/25c Manager special4 BR, 2 BA on your land for only $291/mo. Call Cliff, (386) 7195641. 7/7-8/25c Beat this one6 BR, 3.5 BA set up on your land, only $468.72/month. Call Cliff, (386) 719-5560. 7/7-8/25c Doublewide Mobile Home in Glen on 1 acre, 2 BR, 2 BA, both bedrooms Master Suites, open oor plan, great condition. $70,000.00. 904-868-0039. 8/11p Firecracker special3/2 DW for $221.41/ mo. Call Cliff, (386) 719-5560. 7/7-8/25c Trade in your old home for my 2012, all upgrades included. Call Cliff (386) 719-5560. 7/7-8/25c WOODS COMPLETE TREE SERVICEFull line of tree servicing Stump grinding We sell rewood Licensed and insured Free estimates Danny Wood, Owner904-222-5054We appreciate your business 7/21-8/11pKONNIES KLEAR POOLSIn-ground and abovepground pools Installation available 698-E West Macclenny Ave. (Aardvark Shopping Center) Spring/Summer hours Mon., Tues., Thurs., Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm Closed Wednesday and Sunday259-5222 PEACOCK PAINTING, INC. Interior Exterior Installing Stucco Stone Residential commercial Fully insured Locally owned 25 years experience259-58772/10tfc B.J. FENCE 653-14427/14-8/4pWILL CLEAN HOMES AND OFFICESFree estimates Licensed and insured Call Laura Jacobs910-46108/11-18pPAT IS BACK On-site service. Call912-843-22847/14-8/4pDEPENDABLE HEATING, AC AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 259-6546Elec. license # EC-0001471 AC license # CA-C057649 2/10tfcCANADAY CONSTRUCTION, INC./CANADAY TRUCKINGComplete site and utilities contractor We sell dirt, slag and lime rock Owner: Mitch Canaday904-219-8094 904-275-3140Lic. #CU-C057126 4/28-10/6p DRAINS PLUS WATER CONDITIONING COMPANY INC.Water treatment, Specializing in iron and sulphur removal, Saltless water softener, Salt systems low as $1,199, Licensed and insured in Florida904-524-2066 904-259-65768/11-18pFULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIESShower and anniversary invitations The Of ce Mart 110 South 5th Street259-37374/28tfcRICH LAURAMORE CONSTRUCTION, INC.Custom homes 259-4893 or 403-4781 cell RR License No. 282811470 11/19tfcFILL DIRTCulverts installed Tim Johnson259-25365/11tfcLAND CLEARING A little or a lot259-29002/10tfc BAKER PUMP SERVICE Experience 904-338-4738 or 904-334-63007/28pERIC RAULERSON CONSTRUCTION 904-483-8742CRC1327878 1/14tfcPRINTING & FAXINGBlack & White and Color Copies, Custom Business Forms, Business Cards, Signs, Stickers, Invitations for any occasion, Rubber Stamps and so much more!!! The Of ce Mart 110 South Fifth Street259-37375/19tfcA & D IRRIGATION & PRESSURE WASHING LLC. 259-07837/28-8/18p CYPRESS HOME BUILDERS, INC.Custom new home construction of Log home and conventional homes 591-26402/10tfcRONNIE SAPP WELL DRILLINGWater treatment 904-259-6934Licensed Florida and Georgia11/19tfcANGEL AQUA, INC.Water softeners Iron lters City or well systems Chlorine Removal Sales Rentals Service Repairs Salt delivery Total water softeners supplies 797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny259-66727/15tfcCYPRESS LAWN SERVICE Specializing in commercial and residential476-04029/9tfcFULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIESShower and anniversary invitations The Of ce Mart 110 South 5th Street259-37374/28tfc ROGER RAULERSON WELL DRILLING2 and 4 wells Call Roger or Roger Dale 259-7531 Licensed & Insured Family owned & operated12/31tfcC.F. WHITE SEPTIC TANK SERVICESNew systems & repairs Field dirt Top soil Bulldozer & backhoe work Culverts installed275-2474 509-0930 cell12/7tfcJOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBING Drain cleaning Sump pumps Water heaters 904-259-4580CFC056961 4/4-8/4pGATEWAY PEST CONTROL, INC. 259-3808All types of pest control Call Eston, Shannon or Bill Ask about our re ant control6/26tfc Macclenny Realty, Inc. WE HAVE THE HOME FOR YOU REAL ESTATE2 lots in Glen St. Mary has 1980 DW listed as NO VALUE. $45,000 COMMERCIAL GENERALExcellent business location. Four lots to tal 1.20 acres with approx. 320 Hwy. 121 frontage. $239,900 Great location for retail business 1404 SF building currently used as a car lot. No sign on property. Zoned commercial gen eral. $250,000 Corner lot in excellent business location on Hwy. 125 S. in Glen St. Mary. $49,900 Corner lot zoned commercial neighbor hood on Hwy. 121 North. 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SPORTS NOTICE SUBMISSIONS We welcome your sports submissions for youth league, traveling league or individual athletic achievements. The paper reserves the right to publish submissions. It is requested that all news items be typed or emailed to insure accuracy in print. CONTACT US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our o ce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comT B C PPage16AUGUST 11, 2011 BOB GERARD | SPORTS Baker County twirlers Haley Dopson and Jessica Davis captured the top prizes in a national baton competition at the University of Notre Dame, July 18-22. in the Intermediate Open Solo competition. Davis placed first in the Novice Open Two-Baton competition. Seven Baker County High School twirlers competed at Americas Youth on Parade, baton twirlings most prestigious event of the year. The girls competed in two high school categories placing second in USA National and World Open High School Majorette Dance Twirl Team and fourth in High School Majorette Show Twirl Team. These twirlers combined their twirling talents with Briana Yarbrough and Kyrie Holman, also from Baker County, and other twirlers from Starke, Lake Butler, Gainesville and Ocala. The combined team performed as members of the All-American Twirling Academy under the direction of June Stoeber, coach of the University of Florida Gatorettes. The ATA team placed sixth in USA National and World Senior Beginner Open Dance Twirl, tenth in USA National and World Senior Open Halftime Show Twirl, and first in USA National and World Senior Small Open Show Corps with Props. The Baker County twirlers competed individually in solos, struts, and two-baton and several placed in the top ten in twirling events. In Open Solo, Jena Sands placed tenth in the advanced dimediate, and Briana Yarbrough In Open Strut, Jessica Davis Novice and Briana Yarbrough placed forth in Novice. Dopson also competed in the Intermediate Pageant. THESE DEALS WONT LAST LONG! 2010 & 2011 Camrys LEs and SEs, low miles starting at $13,995 Nissan Altimas low miles, 4 doors, low, low payments as low as $248 mo. See salesman for details. 2007 Chevy Silverado 3500HD diesel crew cab, leather, carry the family or the crew. $29,995 for low, low payments. 2007 Chevy Silverado Z71 ExCab your dream truck! $20,995 End of summer blowout! Huge savings on many models. Malibus, Impalas, starting at $199 month. See salesman for details. 1996 Impala Super Sport Pace Car Low miles, black, $12,991 Get ready for fall in this 2008 Saturn Sky beautiful car with low miles, yellow and black top. Head for the campground in this 2006 GMC crew cab and 30 Silverback camper. 19,000 miles. $20,995 your choice or $39.995 package deal! 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The seven-week league has seven teams of about 15 players each. Games are played Tuesday and Friday nights at 7:00, 8:05 and 9:10 pm. The Walmart team stood at 4-1 as of August 8, followed by the 3-2 Strokers, the 2-3 Dog Pound, Shootem, Slobber Knockers squads and Just-4-Fun at 0-6. BOB GERARD | SPORTS Two weekends ago NASCAR journeyman Paul MenCup race at none other than the fabled Indianapolis Mothings he did after getting the his microphone, Thanks, Dad. This is for you. Menards dad John had worked on cars all his life and taken young Paul into the garage when he was an infant and later bankrolled and worked on his cars every day, including the one that took him to win the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis. Kevin Davis of Macclenny could certainly feel a kinship with the Menards that day. Davis, who owns Davis Golf Carts, has been around racing since I was knee high to a grasshopper. Like Menard he lived and breathed racing from the day he was old enough to stand. My dad Leonard raced since the early 80s, said Davis, and I grew up at the track. Like so many other local racers, Davis started racing go-carts as a kid and made his mark before moving to dirt tracks. I guess I started racing gocarts in 1993 or 94, said Davis. I didnt really switch up to cars until 2005 or . He races primarily in Lake City at the North Florida Speedway, but also travels to tracks in Waycross and Volusia County. Davis races in the Sportsmans division and has notched a couple of wins this season at NFS, most recently August 6. Last weekend Davis won the divisions heat and feature races to post his third win of the season. He placed second in the July 27 heat race, but went into the wall early in the feature race. He also took the checkered at NFS on June 18. Kevin Davis has many fond memories of his racing, but two stick out in his mind. North Florida Speedway often inverts the at the back of the pack to keep it competitive. In 2008, racing street stocks, Davis went into the last race of the season with only 3 points separating him from second place. NFS inverted the top seven racers, which meant he had to work his way through the pack to secure the win and the 2008 championship. particularly sweet. His sleek blue No. 86 Snow Brothers racing season, but what made it particularly memorable was that his son Bristol (a great racing name, by the way) was there to watch his daddy take the checkered. For Davis it was a moment of dj vu back to the days when hed stand in the pits and watch his father Leonard take the checkered in the same fashion. Now Leonard is the car owner and Kevin is the driver. It was a fact that was not lost on the successful driver. I guess Ill keep racing until Bristol boots me out of the drivers seat, he said. rfntbBaker Countys Bear Woods is once again training with the Atlanta Falcons in hopes of making the roster, where he is listed as a linebacker. They picked him up in February along with TCU safety Rafael Priest on a reserve contract. The Falcons are good at bringing along young players and Woods is a fan favorite. As Falcon blogger Dave Choate put it, the return of Bear Woods is a headline in its own right, given the love affair Falcoholics everywhere have with the guy. The Troy State linebacker became a fan crush this pre-season based on a reputation as a big hitter, his habit of wearing snakes in his hair and being named Bear Woods. You cant argue with that. Woods was released in the last cut of the 2010 pre-season and then added to the practice squad. His best game was against the Jaguars in Jacksonville when he and a sack. Baker County fans hope that the Bear will be able to make the team this season. Its always good to have somebody to root for. start Blaine Gabbert on Thursday against the New England Patriots. The No. 1 draft pick from Missouri has been outstanding in pre-season, impressing just about everyone with the Jaguars organization and the media. He gets the rare start because of a low back injury to David Garrard, who took Gabbert under his wing this summer, showing him around town and even loaning him a car until he got settled in. With Garrard on the bench, Gabbert will see more playing time than he expected, though he wont be in for the duration. He will undoubtedly split time with third string quarterback Luke McCown, who looked sharp last season. face off against the Arizona Rattlers in the Arena Bowl in Phoenix on Friday night. They defeated the Georgia Force 64-55 in the American Conference final on Monday at 8:30 pm in the Veterans Coliseum. The game will be season, when the Rattlers managed a late come-from-behind win. F LROBERT GERARD