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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SINCE 1929 The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings Investigators arrested a Macclenny woman the after noon of April 12 and charged her with procuring 50 boxes of the key ingredient for the addictive drug methamphet amine during the past year and a half. Anna Burn ham, 37, was taken into cus tody at a residence on River Hills Rd. north of Macclen ny on the basis of an investiga tion that began with the arrest of her brother Billy Burham, 33, of Baxter back in March. According to Investigator John Hardin, Ms. Burnham ac quired either by herself or via others 127 grams of pseudo ephedrine from area pharma cies dating back to November, 2011. Police contend thats enough to produce half that weight in methamphetamine if the entire amount was cooked. It was the latest meth-relat ed arrest by investigators work ing both for the Baker County sheriffs department and a joint area task force made up of local and federal agents. Investigator Hardin said a criminal complaint was pre pared the same day charging Milisa Hays, 43, of Glen St. Mary with procuring the overthe-counter drug for Ms. Burn ham. The probe also implicated sisters Denia Byrd, 32, of Glen and Danielle McHenry, 24, of Macclenny as procurers for the accused. Buying ingredients for meth manufacturing is itself a felony. In a related case, Joseph Yo kum, 32, of St. George, GA was arrested on April 11 for making pseudoephedrine purchases for Billy Burnham to be used in his meth cooking operation on Moccasin Circle in Baxter. The operation was raided in March. MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF A $135.80 annual assess ment for emergency medi cal services, or EMS, in Baker County would be offset by a reduction in property tax bills county-wide, according to a proposal presented by county Commission on the evening of April 10. Some property owners would pay the same amount in taxes to the county, including the new assessment, while oth ers would pay a little more and some would actually see their total tax bill drop a bit, depend ing upon their property valua tion. No final decision was reached during the meeting, were in general agreement that a final EMS assessment plan will likely be forthcoming in the next few months following a the measure. I feel a lot better about the situation than I did when we started this evening, City Com missioner Vern Bennett said about two hours after the meet shortly after 6 pm. I think we can solve this. City officials have made it clear all along that they would not support an assessment if it meant the taxpayers of Mac clenny would be hit with anoth er county tax on top of the taxes they already pay. County Commission Chair man Gordon Crews, who de livered a lengthy presentation to the city commission, said everybody would pay the same assessment fee and everybody would get the same reduction in property taxes, also known as ad valorem millage. We think thats fair to the city and to the county, Mr. Crews said, noting that emer gency medical services cur rently are heavily subsidized by property taxes, which are based bakercountypress.com Visit our website and vote each week in our online poll ONLINE POLL RESULTS Are you doing anything to observe Earth Day on April 22? 16.7 % Yes 83.3 % No Team concludes cross-state trek of FL Wildlife Corridor in Baker See page 7 Lady Bobcats win conference championship with shut-out See page 15 Sheris candidate, St. Johns Deputy involved in shooting See page 5 Anna Burnham The rst $25,000 in value for homestead properties is exempt from property taxes as well as the value from $50,000 to $75,000, so the home would only qualify for the rst exemption. As proposed, the county's $135.80 special assessment for Emergency Medical Services, or EMS, coupled with a roughly 24 percent cut in the millage, or property tax, rate, would benet the owners of parcels worth at least $130,440 by either leaving their tax bills unchanged or reducing them for properties worth more than $130,440. The plan would impose a heavier burden on most properties worth less than $130,440, however. Heres a look at four homes with dierent values and the potential impact of the new EMS assessments on the overall tax bills for both homesteads, which are owner occupied and eligible for up to $50,000 in value exemptions, and rentals, which are not eligible for the homestead exemptions.EMS assessments to benet higher value homes FILE PHOTO Baker County EMS loads patient into ambulance. Rescue fees gain groun d Bought 50 boxes of meth product MIKE ANDERSON | PRESS STAFF If a proposed medical waste incinerator is built near the Walmart Distribution Center it would be come the City of Macclennys thirst iest water customer, consuming an estimated 36 million gallons of wa ter annually, or about 139,000 gal lons every day. Its probably moot, however, for the city to begin counting on the new $345,000 annual revenue the plant would pump into city coffers. The proposed development by Integrated Waste Management Sys tems Inc. [IWMS], which set off a county earlier this month from resi dents concerned about the potential health risks, attracted more heat during a Baker County Com mission meeting on April 16. Ive tried to be objective, Commissioner Mi chael Crews said. But Im at the position now where Im opposed to the incinerator. Mr. Crews, who has to face the voters in a reelec tion campaign this year, said he was concerned that the proposed biological waste incinerator could pose a potential risk to pregnant mothers and their unborn babies. A child is Gods gift to us all and I will not vote for anything that would destroy those babies, he said. I strongly encourage the company to come back and have the board hear what needs to be heard and take a vote. Lets put this thing to rest one way or another. The community needs closure, this board needs clo sure and the company itself could use some closure. Commissioner Mark Hartley, who chaired the board meeting this week because Chairman Gordon Crews was on vacation, declined to specify how he will vote but said he agreed that the issue should be put to a vote sooner rather than later. Im ready for that last public hearing and to make a decision as quick as possible, Mr. Hartley A Macclenny man wanted for questioning in the stabbing of his cousin on April 9 is now charged with the ear lier rape of a woman in a wooded area of the south city. Sherric Lee, 23, is the subject of a warrant issued by the sheriffs department for sexual battery on the 40-yearold victim the night of April 8. The woman told In vestigator Chris Volz she initially agreed to have sex with Mr. Lee, then changed her mind. He then allegedly forced him self on her, and possibly held a knife to her leg. The victim said her assailant spent the night with her and threatened bodily harm if she told anyone. She later went to the home of an acquaintance, The incident took place off MLK Dr. near Lowder St. Mr. Lee has been at large since the ear ly morning of April 9 when police found his cousin Alonzo Mc Queen, 48, bleeding from a deep stab wound in the bedroom of a res idence on McIver St. Another occupant of the address told police the suspect was with Mr. McQueen at the time, and left on foot after alleging the victim rolled over on the knife while in bed. Mr. Lee has a criminal past and is also sought for battery on a girlfriend several weeks ago. Sherric Lee See page 2 See page 2 See page 4
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence. Letters must reect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public. The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspapers judgement does not meet standards of publication. CONTACT US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our oce 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.com COMMENT T B C P Page 3 APRIL 19, 2012 Page 2 T B C P ursday, April 19, 2012 Its that time again for your intrepid investigative journalist to take a trip through the head lines to pick out all the facts and nuggets of information that you might have missed. I have used all my deep cover sources to cull tid bits that those hacks at CNN and Fox News and the NY Times have missed. So here goes: the Secret Service agents suspended for partying down in Colombia. No, not Columbia County, Florida. Colombia the country. They were sent down there to make sure arrangements for the Presidents visit were taken care of, securing his quarters, the route from the airport, and everything needed to make his visit safe ahead of his planned Latin American summit. Instead, there was drunken revelry at clubs around Cartegena, Co lombia and even use of, shall we say, women of the evening. The Se cret Service found out about their rogue agents and suspended them. It was a very embarrassing situation. But, in defense of the agents, the Secret Service higher ups have themselves to blame. Using back channels, I received a copy of the internal memo sent out ahead of agents going to Colombia. There was a typo. Instead of Latin American Summit, it said Latin American Summer. I interviewed the agents and they thought it was a reality television show. We thought we were doing a show for MTV, said an agent prefer ring for reasons back home to remain anonymous. You know, like Hard Knocks, the show that followed the NY Jets through their train ing camp, or Teen Mom, or Big Brother. Yeah, said Special Agent Fred Tidwell. We thought it was like Big Brother Cartegena. Wed do our job during the day and go crazy at night. We really thought what we were doing would boost ratings and help recruit younger agents. I didnt think that there was anything wrong with slurping Tequila from the navels of that girl dressed like a Naughty Nun. Ive seen worse in The Hangover II. When asked if they thought that their conduct would embarrass the president, Tidwell did not think so. Hes done way more embarrassing stuff than that, he said. Muslim not born in the United States. Rather than being worried about the claims, Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney claims to be thrilled. This is the best news weve had in weeks, said Carney. Its a sure sign that the economy is improving. When the economy was in the toilet, it was all that they could talk about. Now that the economy is rebounding, they have to trot out that stuff again. Keep it coming. Republican front-runner Mitt Romney had little to say on the is sue. We dont talk about birth, said Romney press secretary Kristin Kukowski. We steer away from that topic. She added privately that was because of the baby photo of the multi-millionaire literally being born with a silver spoon in his mouth. It was the tablespoon which made for a very difficult birth, she said. this past weekend while attending a NY Yankees game with Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade. When they showed Tebow on the Jumbo tron, the Yankee crowd immediately started booing, despite the Yan kees cap on the quarterbacks head. Tebow was nonplussed. I would have been surprised if they hadnt booed me. They boo everyone. They even booed the Pope, he said. novel bares no similarity to the Harry Potter series except that it fea tures a villain even more frightening than Voldemort. er, Rowling said. When asked about the evil doer, Rowling leaked that it was former American Idol host Simon Cowell. It gives me nightmares just thinking about him and the things he says in Chapter 4, said the British author. Doctors performing the surgery admitted to being shocked when they opened the former Vice Presidents chest and discovered that he had a real heart. We were amazed, said lead surgeon Eric Westburton. We really thought thered be an empty cavity or at the very least a heart made entirely of stone. on property valuations. The EMS department current ly operates at about a $400,000 by a transfer from the countys general operating fund com prised mainly of taxes. Ad valorem taxes are levied based on the assessed value of a citizens property yet all citizens receive the same level of service, most fair and equitable way to EMS is to levy a special assess ment versus utilizing ad valorem taxes. He said the county has legal authority to levy such an assess ment but needs cooperation from the City of Macclenny and the Town of Glen St. Mary in or der to assess all the county, in cluding those residents who re side in the city and town limits. Facts presented in the countys presentation included the current tax rate of 7.1495 mills, or about $7.15 for every $1,000 of taxable property value, and the number of improved parcels that would be subject to the assessment: 6,653, excluding churches and government buildings. If the $135.80 assessment is ultimately approved, which would fund the full operating costs of EMS, the millage reduc tion would be 1.6882 mills, or about $1.69 for every $1,000 of taxable property value. Under that scenario, the own er of a home with an assessed value of $130,440 would not pay any more, nor less, in tax es. Their property tax bill would drop from $575.11 to $439.31 and they would begin paying $135.80 for EMS services. The owner of a home assessed at $123,713 would pay $11.36 more in taxes, while the tax bill on a home valued at $197,326 would actually see a de crease of $112.92. The owner of a home valued at $38,121, on the other hand, would pay $114.50 more in taxes because their property taxes would drop from $90.23 to $68.93, but they would then have to pay the new $135.80 assessment. properties qualify for the up to $50,000 in value exemptions for homesteaded properties, also value is exempt from all ad va lorem taxes and the $25,000 in value from $50,000 to $75,000 is exempt from all taxes except those for school districts. Some people pay very, very little and some people pay a lot, Commissioner Crews said. dium. County Commissioner Jim my Anderson, who resides in the county but owns rental properties in Macclenny, said that as a city taxpayer and a county taxpayer I think we should all pay the same fee for a service. Its just the fair est way. Although the countys propos al did not call for any exemptions for the elderly, disabled or poor, to work together to try to provide some exemptions for families on limited incomes. City officials said they want the city to be involved in any de cisions related to annual reviews or proposed increases in the EMS assessment in the future. County clenny and the Town of Glen St. Mary would have an equal say in the process. The citys attorney, Frank Ma loney, challenged the legality of the proposed assessment late last year and the county, in response, sought an opinion from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to settle the dispute. In a late February response, special assessment for emergency medical services would be legal under state law, even though the er than property, which is a basic requirement of special assess ments. The county already levies special assessments on properties outside the City of Macclenny for vices. Mr. Maloney had argued that a 2002 Florida Supreme Court rul ing held special assessments for people instead of property. The attorney general supported Mr. Maloneys contention that the high court ruling held that special assessments for EMS do not con erties assessed and, therefore, function like traditional property taxes instead. However, the states top legal for EMS in Baker County is legal because another state law says such assessments imposed by certain counties shall be con strued to be a tax authorized by general law, like traditional property taxes, also known as ad valorem taxes. as those within a Rural Area of Economic Concern as designated by the governor, those with less than 75,000 people and levying less than 10 mills of ad valorem tax, or those that passed an ordi nance authorizing EMS assess ments prior to January 1, 2002. In other business, city com missioners: would allow owners, or autho rized operators, of semi truck tractors to park the vehicles on the driveways of their residence, with a city parking permit. The ordinance, which does not allow trailers attached to tractors, will commission meeting on April 10. The following restrictions would apply: 1. The vehicle must remain parked on an area designated as a driveway and not block any side walk or have any part of the truck on a city street. 2. Such parking does not vi olate any deed restrictions or homeowners association rules. 3. The owner or operator must obtain written consent of neigh bors on either side of his resi dence and those directly across the street. 4. If any nuisance or violation of city ordinances is caused by the parking of the truck at the owner or operators residence, the park ing permit will be revoked. This week we asked our Facebook faithful, There has been a lot of atten tion paid to the residents requesting the closing of Barber Road and pav ing on Bob Kirkland Rd. What are your thoughts on how the county commis sioners should handle the request of the residents who live along these routes? Are there other roads you feel deserve the same attention? Heres some of what they had to say ... Anna Bell: I think if residents want Barber Road to be closed to the public they should be ready to foot the bill for maintenance on the road. Patricia Carol Smith Nation: I dont know why anyone would want to travel on Barber Road un less you live there. There are better roads. Whats about Lowder? Tracy Strube Giesecke: Barber Road should be closed, not only for the safety of children but for every body. It didnt become bad until the new Walmart opened and people are using it as a shortcut and thats ne, just have the courtesy for the people that live in that area, slow down and stop at the corner going to the bridge. Desiree Thomas Gris: I just want the commissioners to know: if you close this road, it will only start a spiral of people wanting their roads closed while the county maintains them. At some point, it has to be stopped. Gary Bass: I propose that the road be made private and a gate installed with key card access for residents only and residents as sume responsibility for mainte nance. Barber Road has become a public nuisance and the increased level of trac is costing the county additional budget stress in a time where every dollar counts. Cynthia Paulk Gibbs: Take the bridge out problem solved. Leslie Sands: Im glad I live in a town whose biggest problems are people fussing over what roads should be paved or closed. LETTER TO THE EDITOR IMPRESS I ONS Jim McGauley MY SIDE OF THE MATTER ROBERT GERARD Facebook fans What you had to say ... From page 1 1484 South Sixth St. | Macclenny | 662-2097Every Thursday @ 8 pm-Wine, Poetry & Conversation with a LIVE Jazz BandFriday, April 20 Ladies Night OutPretty in Pink PartyLadies FREE before 11 pm with 2 for 1 drinks!Saturday, April 21 Closed for remodeling Jazz Comedy& so much more GET PRE-APPROVED! 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From page 1 Joseph Yokum Bought 50 products for meth... Rescue fee concept gains ground Dear Editor: I sincerely sympathize with residents of the six homes located on the dirt portion of Barber Road. However, most of us in Baker careless driving, etc. The main issue with Barber Road is that it is not a simple resi dential lane; it is a major neighborhood connector road. It connects the countys two major commercial neighborhoods and serves a very small residential neighborhood as well. There are only six homes located on the dirt portion of this road the rest of the road is paved. Cary Barber Road is not affected by outsiders using Barber Road. Using I-10 as an alternate route is dangerous as one merges onto 10 then immediately slows down to exit. Lowder Street is a danger ous street due to the angle at which it intersects with 228. All three connector roads in this area can be dangerous, so lets all be cau tious. I hope the county commission uses common sense and keeps this road open and unimpeded. More voters use this road than live on it. I have no issue with Taber Blvd. [in Glen St. Mary], but it is a neighborhood connector road also. James Smith Macclenny The medical waste incinera tor looks to be, well, cooked. Last week the Pennsylva nia company proposing to place what it says would be a $27 million operation east of Macclenny called for a breather before proceeding with its request for both Baker County and the citys approval. A delay, in this case, is tanta mount to throwing a bucket of ice water on a burning book of matches. Two county commissioners declared this week they, like dozens and probably hundreds of constituents, dont want to have anything to do with the burning of medical waste in or near Baker County. Assuming they dont change their mind, that means only a single vote separates the plan and its de mise. The others, we can assume, are sniffing the air (excuse the pun) and appeared noncom mittal for now. Maybe they want to give (or appear so) In tegrated Waste Management Systems more time to gel up its effort to quell fears that the incinerator will be an environ mental freak show. The company insists that, with approval from the multilayered environmental regula tion agencies, what it will send into the air is harmless. Regardless of where one comes down on the air quality portion of the controversy, it has had the effect of setting a precedent. Baker County wants jobs like everywhere else, but this community is more environ mentally conscious than many assume (though one could ex cuse them from thinking so based on the amount of trash on many roadsides). In the future, should anyone from inside or outside the county entertain the idea of bringing something here with questionable environmental impact, the battle cry will be Remember the Incinerator! Heres a proposition: should the commission reject Integrat ed Wastes project, it might be wise to then pass a sense of the commission resolution saying, in effect, that the board doesnt want either the Chamber of Commerce or Development Commission wasting its time on industrial prospects likely to ignite a debate like weve wit nessed the past few weeks. That doesnt mean the de velopment agencies cant tactfully and politely listen to such proposals, but it has the advantage of sending advanced signals that well only go so far. If a future county commis sion deems that policy too re strictive, it could rescind it. We want Walmart Distribu tion Centers, Insteels (formerly Wiremil), Sanderson Pipes and Hanson Roof Tiles (a great op eration slammed dunked by the recession). else. But Baker County with its proximity to major interstates and the port, railheads, avail able workforce, ready-to-go in dustrial sites, rural atmosphere adjacent to big city amenities, etc. well, we got something to sell. When the economy gets fired up again and it will weve got the assets to attract industries without big smoke stacks and potentially harmful emissions. Its possible the medical waste incinerator could rise from the near ashes (please ex cuse that pun also) and actually end up at Enterprise East. But its not likely. The med ical waste concept just didnt sit right gooey stuff nobody wants to look at not to men tion that aborted fetuses could be in the mix. Thats downright horrific, particularly when cou pled with the image of a tall smokestack; well, you know where that thoughts going. Couple that with the fact that the project was revealed about the time Baker County and environs were blanketed with blue-grey smoke from the County Line Fire and you have an image, however accidental, that just didnt play into the hands of Integrated Wastes blueprint. Lets move on. Last weeks story about the local races in the 2012 election con for qualifying for the 2012 ballot by fee is June 8, rather than June 28 as reported, and candidate for sheriff Gregory Bohannon has quali of early last week. Wave o enviro risk prospects Online C C Let people know whats going onpost your special event online bakercountypress.com
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Commissioners Jimmy Ander son and Adam Giddens, neither of whom is up for reelection this year, remained silent on the is sue during the board meeting last Monday. But both indicated the next day that they saw no further Integrated Waste Management Systems proposed development agreement. I dont think Im going to vote for it either, Mr. Giddens said. I think all the commissioners feel the same way. I stand exactly where Mike (Crews) is. He said theres nothing else the applicant could say or do to convince him to support the proj ect, which company representa tives have said would create 37 to 100 in the long term. Theres not enough jobs for the risk, Mr. Giddens said. Commissioner Anderson said he didnt say anything at the board meeting because he doesnt believe in voicing his opinion on something until its on an agen da. However, he said he did not want to drag it out any longer ei ther. ing on the issue on April 3, which drew a standing-room-only crowd voicing unanimous oppo sition to the proposed develop 6 pm on April 16. But IWMS tem porarily withdrew its application and offered to fund the hiring of an independent third-party con sultant of the countys choosing to conduct a thorough review and analysis of the companys pro posal. So far, the county has not tak en the company up on its offer and Mr. Anderson said it would only cause more delays and great er expense to the company. I would hate for them to spend any more money without a clear indication of how the coun ty commission feels about their plans, Mr. Anderson said, adding that the matter should be voted up or down next month. If the project is doomed, as appears likely, it wont be a huge loss to the City of Macclenny, of commercial utility customers use less water than the proposed in cinerator would use but pay a much higher total utility bill be cause of sewer charges, which are determined by the number of em ployees and rest rooms. They wouldnt be as big a cus tomer as Walmart (Distribution Center), which has over 800 em ployees, City Manager Gerald Dopson said. Assistant City Manager Rog er Yarborough, who also serves as the citys building and zoning chief, said he already thought the incinerator proposal was dead and that IWMS had withdrawn its application. Unless the company does so soon, it appears certain to face a vote of rejection by the county commission next month. From page 1 JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR email@example.com I was wondering if you can get any information on the closing/re pairs they are doing on the Reynolds Road bridge. The bridge covers the FL/GA border in Baxter. I was wondering what they are doing and how long it might take. Thanks! The project on the Reynolds Road Bridge in the north county is nearly complete and repaired rotten wooden pilings that hold up the bridge some 25 feet above the middle of North Prong of the St. Marys River on CR 120, said county road department director Robert Fletcher early this week. The repairs also included new curbing measuring about a foot in height along the roughly 100-foot bridge. Mr. Fletcher said the bridge was closed beginning April 9 for the im provements and fresh cement for the pilings was poured a week later. He said the concrete should be dry by April 30, after which the bridge The director said his department completed the project wholly in house as part of the countys ongoing road maintenance program, which occasionally includes bridge work. The 42-year-old Reynolds Road Bridge was last inspected by the Florida Department of Transportation in August of 2011 and deemed The states most recent quarterly bridge information report shows The designation means that the department believes a bridge should undergo a series of repairs or replacement within the next six years. Send your Reader Sparked questions or tips to reporter@baker countypress.com. Road department employee Derek Combs drills hole for piling support bolt under the Reynolds Road bridge earlier this week. MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Proposed changes in a plan to turn a portion of SR 228 [South 5th St.] into a four-lane land scaped highway will extend the route from Interstate 10 to Lowder Street in Macclenny and require the dedication of an ad ditional 10 feet of right-of-way on both sides of the road prior to any commercial development. erty owner in the area said on April 16 that the changes, con tained in an amended ordinance facing city approval on May 8, will help spur carefully controlled commercial development in what has been labeled the Enterprise Corridor District. When the economy gets back on the upswing we think its go ing to be a very attractive corridor out there for commercial devel opment, City Manager Gerald Dopson said. In addition to extending the length of the corridor from its original northern boundary on Wolfe Drive and requiring all new utilities to be placed under ground, the new ordinance in cludes two other major changes: one increases the width of the corridor from 100 feet to 120 feet, a requirement of the Florida De partment of Transportation, and the other eliminates residential uses in the future. you apply for any kind of (com mercial construction) permit and/or to develop your parcel of land youre required to dedicate 10 feet for right of way, Mr. Dop son said. The other change was to take out residential. The newly revised ordinance, also calls for an increase in set back distance from 62 feet to 80 feet from the highway. Within the setback easement will be land scaped buffers and two 18-footwide parking areas divided by a 24-foot-wide interior access easement for vehicles parallel to SR 228. The new roadway would con sist of two northbound lanes and two southbound lanes and four signalized full medians, which would be the only access points from SR 228. Chris Gazes, president of GF Florida Lands LLC and owner of 12 acres just north of Walmart on the west side of SR 228, said hes ready to proceed with site de velopment work on his property. all state and federal agencies ex cept one. Were waiting for final ap proval from the (US) Corps of Engineers with a plan fully ready to go for commercial develop ment, catering to restaurants and banks, Mr. Gazes said, adding that the St. Johns River Water Management District approved his plan a year ago. Just as soon as we get it in place well be creating readyto-go sites with storm water re tention and utilities, he said. Were also going to be putting in a regional (sewage) lift station to serve all the properties around us on the west side of 228. He said hes trying to work mitigation deal with the Corps of Engineers. About one-half acre on the back side of his property Gazes said hes offered to donate 20 acres of wetlands on proper ty his company owns on the St. Marys River as mitigation. Mr. Gazes said hes talked with a number of prospective buyers, ever, he said hes convinced com mercial development will occur along the new Enterprise Corri dor eventually. Were long-term players, so its a long-term investment for us, he said. Weve had it (the plan) in the pipeline for three years now. entice homeowners in the tar geted Enterprise Corridor area to dedicate the front 10 feet of their property to the city now in exchange for a waiver of property were willing, but others balked. We didnt get a favorable re sponse from about four of them, Mr. Dopson said. The right-of-way issue was one of the main reasons the ordi nance was amended. Some prop erty owners, including Mr. Gazes, wanted to ensure that everyone would have to comply. Were at a point now where youve got to either commit to the 100 or 120 foot right-of-way, Mr. Gazes said. We dont want to give the property for right-ofway without consistency down through there. He said he would think that anybody would be willing to do nate the easement because it re duces property taxes and makes their property more attractive for commercial development later on. Its more valuable with the proposed roadway through there, he said. The new language in the ordi nance states: To accommodate future widening of State Road 228 to a 120-foot right-of-way, owners of EC-zoned property must dedicate a 10 foot-wide tract of land along the propertys entire perimeter fronting SR 228 to the city. Dedication of this right-ofway must occur at the time of issuance of any city development permits. Dedication of right-of-way is to ensure folks that everyone in the corridor is treated equal ly, said Tony Robbins, the citys planning consultant. However, the right-of-way would only have to be given to the city once a permit has been sought for commercial develop ment of the property. No existing residents would ever be forced from their homes, Mr. Robbins Existing folks get to stay, Mr. Robbins said. There is no plan to widen 228 right now. Its a plan ning tool to ensure that one day the city or the state will not have to be in a position to purchase property. Development will have to come before the new road is built because new development is what will drive the impact that will ne cessitate the roads construction, Mr. Robbins said. What nobody wants to repeat is the hodge-podge of commercial chaos that was allowed to hap pen, piecemeal, along SR 121 over protect the interests of the citi zens of Macclenny and have de velopment occur on the citys terms to avoid the mistakes of the past, Mr. Robbins said. The city manager admitted that lack of planning resulted in what happened on SR 121, adding that this time the city has an op portunity to plan the kind of safe and attractive gateway it wants. We want to be proactive and give more thought and planning to growth on 228, Mr. Dopson said. JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org continued to make progress dur ing the last week on containing the 35,000-acre County Line Fire Forest. About 75 percent of the blaze was contained as of late Tuesday, April 17, according to an update from the team managing the measuring about one-tenth of an acre sprung up on the north side of SR 2 at the Baker and Colum bia County line, but was quickly contained. and conduct prescribed burning to eliminate potential fuel for the est has an extensive prescribed fire program that helps pre states. Due to ongoing drought conditions in Florida, the forest has been unable to conduct pre scribed burns as frequently as needed. This in not only contrib uting to the severity of the wild smoke being generated. Theres a slight chance of rain and thunderstorms predicted for Wednesday and into Thursday while smoke is expected to move to the west and northwest of the Smoke from the County Line Fire has stayed to the north or west for much of the week and kept areas to the east like Baker County relatively clear. About 300 personnel are helicopters. County Line Fire brought under control Ordinance seeks more easement JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR email@example.com Candidate for Baker Coun ty sheriff and St. Johns County deputy Cameron Coward was and killed a 46-year-old woman last weekend af ter she reportedly point ed a shotgun at them. According to reports from the Florida TimesUnion police said the deputies responded to a rural residence west of St. Augustine about 10:30 pm on April 14 af ter someone reported a man in the woods near by. Upon arrival they were told about a domestic dis pute between the victim, Andrea M. Sheldon, a hospice nurse, and her husband, Jacksonville newspaper reported. Mrs. Shel lice and the four deputies opened Im not able to go into great detail but Im okay and the news is reporting the story accurately, said Mr. Coward the day after the shooting. He and the deputies involved have placed on administrative leave while the Florida Depart ment of Law Enforcement con ducts an investigation of the incident, which is typical for police-in volved shootings. Mr. Coward, 27, has been with the St. Johns last eight years. He said less than 24 hours after the shooting that he felt fine and was thankful for his law enforcement training. Its a huge reason I wasnt hurt, Mr. Cow ard said. When asked how the incident may impact his bid to become Baker Countys next sheriff, he said it could only help the cam paign. I feel I was totally prepared of sheriff before this incident, so this can only add to the level of experience, commitment and veying to our county, he said. Cameron Coward The treasurer of a Macclenny church told police a bank bag with cash and checks was taken from his Margaretta residence the morning of April 9. to his home on a road that bears his name about 6:40 am after an absence of just over one hour to stand in his master bedroom. He told Deputy Randy Davis it con tained $1550 in cash and $2055 in checks. The checks were made out to the Church of God in Christ Jack sonville Division and both them and the cash belonged to the Em manuel Church of God in Christ on South 8th St. forced entry into the home, and a second bank bag containing both checks and cash was ly ing nearby undisturbed. He told Deputy Smith he left through an unlocked front door and it was closed when he returned. There was no physical evi dence left at the scene, according to the deputy. In other recent home burglar ies, four valuable firearms be longing to John Hodge were re moved during daylight hours on April 13. A relative of the victim re turned to the Long Dr. address in northwest Macclenny about 3:40 had been entered. The guns were removed from a bedroom closet. The victim valued the fire arms, including a German Maus at $200. Deputy Clements Leo said there was no sign of forced entry. turned to her home on Memory Lane near Taylor the afternoon valued at $3655 had been stolen. Deputy Leo said it appeared a rear door was pried open to gain entry between 7 am and 3:45 pm. The missing property included a $3100 television belonging to a rent-to-own company, a $450 game station, CD player and ring. firearms, a $300 pistol stolen from a Middleburg woman in Jacksonville in 2006 was turned into the sheriffs department on April 12 by Michael Tate of Glen St. Mary. The report by Deputy Steven Smith indicates Mr. Tate hand ed over the weapon, saying he believed it was stolen. It did not address the circumstances under which he came into possession of it. News Obituaries Social Notices School News Classified Ads www.bakercountypress.com Have you checked it out lately?
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BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION ADonna Jacksons Income Tax Service759-08841040s starting at $30State Tax $50 | Small Business Tax $150*S-Corporation $300-$500***Extra charges may apply. **Quickbooks users only.Drop-Offs Welcome | E-Filing Available | Glen St. Mary Bring in this ad and get Open Mon-Sat 9-9 YMCA Playmaker Awards DinnerRecognizing outstanding volunteers in our community in the areas of YOUTH DEVELOPMENT | SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY | HEALTHY LIVING April 26 @ 6:30 pm at First Baptist Church of Macclenny$25 per person || $200 corporate table || Purchase at the Baker YMCA or the Chamber of Commerce GUEST SPEAKER: KERWIN BELLKerwin is the head football coach for the Jacksonville University Dolphins and former UF quarterback. For more information contact the Baker County Family YMCA at 259-0898. YMCA Playmaker YMCA Playmaker Recognizing outstanding volunteers in our community in the areas of YOUTH DEVELOPMENT | SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY | HEALTHY LIVING April 26 April 26 $25 per person || $200 corporate table || Purchase at the Baker YMCA or the Chamber of Commerce GUEST SPEAKER: KERWIN BELL GUEST SPEAKER: KERWIN BELL Kerwin is the head football coach for the Jacksonville University Dolphins and former UF quarterback. For more information contact the Baker County Family YMCA at 259-0898. Whos ready for Kindergarten?Do you have a child who will be enrolling in Kindergarten for the 2012/2013 school year?The Baker County School system will be offering a freeKINDERGARTEN READINESS WORKSHOPLet us help make the transition into kindergarten exciting!The following workshop will be offered: April 26Nurse and Guidance CounselorThe Carrot Seed and planting activity.All workshops will be held 6 7 pm at the Baker County Pre-K/ Kindergarten Center and taught by 4 kindergarten teachers.Your child will receive school supplies and four books. Please call 259-0405 to register your child before each workshop. We encourage you to attend all four sessions! First Baptist Churchof MacclennyIt Feels Like Home372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave. Directions from I-10: Take Exit 335 N. Go 1.3 miles North on Hwy. 121 See steeple on left Broadcast Live on WJXR 92.1 FM each Sunday Morning @ 11:00 am SUNDAY SERVICESSunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:00 pmWEDNESDAY SERVICESPrayer & Bible Study 6:45 pm Awana for Children 6:45 pm Youth Group 6:45 pm Dr. Edsel M. Bone Senior Pastor HIDDEN TREASURES HIDDEN TREASURES Nanas GRAND OPENINGSaturday, April 21 | 10-328 W. Macclenny Ave. #2 MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Six roads in Baker County would be paved or re surfaced and one new road built a bypass route from the Walmart Distribution Center on US 90 to State Road 228 and State Road 121 if county of The road projects, approved by the Baker County Commission on the evening of April 16, were con tained in a list of grant proposals in three funding categories administered by the Florida Department of Transportation. Targeted for resurfacing under the Small County Road Assistance Program (SCRAP) were: 4.6 miles of SR 228 south of Interstate 10 to the Duval County line; and 2.2 miles of County Road 124 from CR 127 to CR 229 North. Plans for paving shoulders on nearly two miles of CR 125 North, from Blair Circle to Glen Haven Road, The shortest of the two separate projects on CR where we have most of the problems, county road superintendent Robert Fletcher told commissioners. Paving shoulders along the highway not only would increase safety for motorists but also for pe destrians and bicyclists who use that stretch of road way. The third pool of money on the countys wish list is the County Incentive Grant Program (CIGP), which funds projects that relieve congestion on state highways. The county is seeking grants to pave Glen Nursery Road and Reid Stafford Road and to help fund the easterly bypass. The bypass would extend southward from En terprise East Boulevard on US 90 along a corridor through woodlands to SR 228/William Barber Road and continue westerly to SR 121. at SR 228 in what County Manager C.J. Thompson referred to as the Walmart to Walmart road. How ever, Commissioner Michael Crews suggested seek ing assistance to extend the bypass to SR 121 near Wendys Restaurant. Mr. Fletcher said the request, which must be sub mitted to the state by May 1, could be changed to re the county requests funding for planning, develop ing, engineering and possible construction cost. I dont think were at the point to get any con struction money, Mr. Fletcher said, adding that about the most the county probably can hope for this year is to gain approval for planning and engineer ing funds. It never hurts to ask, Mr. Crews said. The bypass would be a solution to a problem that people have been complaining to city and county Center opened a decade ago: semi-trucks coursing through downtown Macclenny. Not only us but the state gets a lot of complaints about trucks going through Macclenny, Mr. Fletch er said. Curbs have been broken and repaired numerous times on downtown streets after 18-wheelers failed to negotiate tight turns and ran up onto the sidewalk, Prior to the regular board meeting commissioners convened a public forum at 4 pm, during which two residents from the Allen Acres neighborhood east of Macclenny complained about trash illegally dumped along streets and in the woods near their homes. They asked what the county could do about it. Commissioners and the county manager in formed them that the county does not offer trash county could launch a code enforcement investiga tion. Whereas the City of Macclenny has a code en for code violations, Mr. Thompson said the county takes a reactive approach to code violations. We re act to complaints. that could cause problems with some of this neigh bors. I hate to be the one to call up and say, Johnny next door has had an old car parked there for eight months, the man said. such neighborhood problems. In other business, the county board: claimed May 15-21 National Law Enforcement Week and designated May 3 Law Enforcement Memorial who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The proclamation states that every 53 hours an the line of duty somewhere in the United States and mance of their duties. age parents and caregivers to embrace their impor decisions about drinking alcohol and encourage adults to consider creating a safer community by be coming involved in reducing underage drinking. The proclamation, requested by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, will bring awareness to parents of the importance of talking with their kids about the dangers of drinking and driving and of the danger of drugs, said Will Hobson, prevention program Jacksonville. Criminal complaints for bat ties following a confrontation that broke out between two men during a dispute over purchase of a horse. The incident took place on dence of Brian Hance, 28, who on April 14 sold the horse to Clar ence Daniels, 57, who lives in the same neighborhood on John Al len Rd. Mr. Hance told Deputy Daryl Mobley the horse was back on his property the next morning and he returned it to Mr. Daniels property. Several hours later Mr. Dan iels brought it back, claiming the horse was ill and hadnt been checked by a veterinarian. The seller alleged he was ac costed and pushed over his fence; the buyer countered that Mr. Hance approached him and attempted to strike him, and he fell over the fence while being re strained. Mr. Daniels also told he depu ty that Mr. Hance threatened him and twice used a racial slur. He is black and Mr. Hance is white. The participants and witness es gave the deputy conflicting versions of events. In other recent incidents: arrested for attacking his long time live-in girlfriend Christina Knox, 28, at their residence on Brent Lane in south Macclenny early on April 12. Deputy Chad Montean went to the address about 2:30 and noted Ms. Knox bore facial cuts and bruising. She said the boy friend became violent during an argument and smashed a glass table before attacking her and throwing her to the ground. arrested Ryan Dow, 30, of Mac clenny for domestic battery on girlfriend Kristin Lundquist, 22, at their Blueberry Ct. residence late on April 14 and early the next morning. The two argued over Mr. Dows contention that the girl friend was using and concealing an alternate cell phone. criminal complaint for domestic battery against Katrina Jones, 36, for attacking estranged hus band Colon Jones, 33, of Jack sonville the afternoon of April 15. arm scratches on Mr. Jones, who said he was in a separate vehi cle with a female acquaintance when confronted by the accused on North 4th St. in Macclenny about 4 pm. Jacksonville was treated at Fra ser Hospital after she reported she was attacked by a black male she knew only as Nuke while on Quail Lane in south Macclenny late on April 15. She told Deputy Chris Walker she met the assailant on Face book, and he threw her to the ground and kicked her in the head when she declined to talk to him. A Macclenny man reported the theft of a credit card after the person who admitted stealing it failed to repay $735 in illegal charges within one week as he had promised. Bradley Patterson told Dep uty Brandon Kiser on April 11 that Kyle Raulerson, 21, of Glen St. Mary earlier had told him he would repay the amount to avoid criminal charges. Mr. Patterson believes his bank card was stolen around March 20 from a vehicle while the accused was working on his new home on Barbara Loop. Deputy Kiser noted he saw text messages between the two during which Mr. Raulerson ad mitted the theft and made the re payment offer. successful attempts to contact inal complaint alleging grand theft and forgery. In other thefts, a surveillance video produced by Walmart de picts a shopper stealing a $300 cell phone that had been inadver tently left on a checkout counter by Martin Cannaday the after noon of April 8. Mr. Cannaday reported the theft the next day, and Deputy Jacob Satterwhite obtained a video that showed a black female push the phone off the counter a shopping bag. The woman then left the store parking lot in a dark four-door car. The sheriffs department ar rested a Glen St. Mary man for the theft and subsequent pawn ing of two rings he stole from a couple who reside at the same address on George Taber Blvd. Daniel Grooms, 35, admitted to Deputy Shawn Bishara that he took the rings valued at $510 and pawned them for $175 on April 11. He was charged the next day with grand theft and dealing in stolen property. John Lord called police when he discovered the rings miss ing from his wifes jewelry box. A ticket from Baker Gold Gun brought there the previous day. Mr. Grooms told Deputy Bis hara he needed the money for drugs. He rents from the victims. In another theft case involving jewelry, Vanessa Harrell told po lice two diamond watches valued at $3000 each were missing from a box stored in the console of her vehicle. Ms. Harrell said she last saw the watches in December and no ticed them gone on April 8. She gave Deputy Brandon Kiser the name of a man she em ployed as a yard worker at the residence on CR 125 north late last year and had access to her vehicle. She also said the man may be responsible for the apparent theft of iron lawn furniture worth $500. The sheriffs department is seeking a Jacksonville man for stealing a car at a Woodlawn Rd. convenience store and abandon ing it after leading police on a high-speed chase to Baldwin the evening of April 15. Dustin Warner, 24, was iden the person who drove off from the Fastway Convenience Store about 9:30 in a 2003 Mitsubi of Macclenny. He was inside the store at the time and had left the vehicle running. A witness told Deputy Robert Aberly that Mr. Warner was in a Honda occupied also by Rashaud Wright, 25, of Jacksonville and an unidentified black female when it drove up beside Mr. quickly entered it and drove off eastbound on Woodlawn. Deputy Ben Anderson spotted both vehicles near the intersec tion with SR 121, and gave chase after the Mitsubishi initially stopped for him, then ran a stop light and sped off east on Inter state 10. Deputy Anderson pursued it at speeds of 100 mph to Bald win, where the suspect exited at US 301 and headed north. northbound on foot through a trailer park. Canine teams from Baker and Duval counties tracked Mr. War ner to a residence on Lyons St., where a female witness who is acquainted with him by his nick name Slim Shaddy said he ran into her house and grabbed a jar of black pepper, pouring it on the ground to throw the dogs off scent. The witness said he then got into the trunk of a vehicle and was driven from the area. Deputy Aberly said Mr. War known associates of Mr. Wright, who goes by the nickname Scooter. There was no indica tion that police were charging him with related offenses. The warrant for Mr. Warner charges him with vehicle theft In other recent arrests involv ing vehicles, Allen Yonn, 32, of Macclenny was charged with burglary of a 2005 Saturn parked outside Macs Liquors downtown early on April 12. St. Mary told deputy Johnny Hodges Mr. Yonn was in the ve may have thwarted the keyless lock system. A surveillance video depicts the suspect re-entering the ve hicle and taking Ms. Branchs purse and contents. She claimed cation and prescription medica tion. Shortly after, Deputy Hodges said he found the suspect sleep ing in his vehicle near US 90 and 7th St., and the prescription bot tle was in it, along with clothing he was wearing on the video. rested for damaging a 2003 Ford pickup belonging to his brother David and parked on Sawtooth Rd. north of Macclenny. The victim told Deputy Chris Walker he was away from his residence that afternoon and re the truck damaged. A witness pect brother walking in the area with what appeared to be a stick or baseball bat. The brothers had been argu ing earlier, and Deputy Walker said he found a bat inside the suspects residence. clenny was arrested for tossing a plastic drink bottle into the wind shield of a vehicle driven on CR 23A by Mark Lyons, also of Mac clenny. The incident took place the morning of April 11. Deputy Rob ert Simpkins was told the two had been feuding earlier. A passenger in a vehicle stopped near Sanderson for run ning through an intersection was arrested after a county deputy learned he was wanted in Arkan sas for a parole violation. Harold Mitchell, 41, of Clo vis, New Mexico was one of three people in the vehicle stopped by Deputy Rodney Driggers the morning of April 10 at Interstate 10 and US 90. The vehicle ran an exit ramp stop sign. He will be held for Arkansas authorities on the warrant for violating on charges of burglary, minor. sonville was returned to Baker County on April 11 from Clay County where he had been ar rested for petty theft. The offense resulted in a vio lation of his probation here for burglary and aggravated assault. clenny was arrested by Deputy Daryl Mobley for driving on a li cense that had been revoked as an habitual offender. The officer, who was aware of Mr. Wilkersons license sta tus, spotted him at the wheel if a 1990 GMC pickup at 7th St. and of April 9. Charles Doyle, 32, of Macclenny for driving on a license with 13 suspensions for failure to pay police. He stopped Mr. Doyle and a passenger on US 90 west in the city the evening of April 12 for not wearing seat belts. Wants US 90 bypass Reports card thief who failed to refund Admits he took 2 rings from couple Trans-Florida hike team visits JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org The Florida Wildlife Corridor Pond in west Baker County last week after embarking from the southern tip of the Everglades and heading north last January. Its goal: travel 1000 miles in 100 days to highlight the states natural resources and ongoing efforts to re-connect and restore the frag mented lands and waters in Flori da. The states natural landscape through more than a century of de velopment and the expedition aims to showcase lands already protect ed while identifying where addi tional conservation is needed. The team is documenting the ex pedition online with photographs, videos and social media updates, all accessible from the expeditions dor.org. Pond the evening of April 13 and met with Florida Department of Environmental Pro tection [FDEP] Secretary Herschel Vinyard recorded an interview with the secretary, who was then presented with poster-sized illustra tion of Florida and the expedition route. The poster also displays the tracts of lands needed to enhance the existing corridor for the ben The creation of wildlife corridors or eco logical greenways has taken place in recent decades, but largely at the regional or county level, which has resulted in a patchwork of public and private conservation lands with limited connectivity in some areas. Secretary Vinyard joined the expedition team which consists of conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, biologist Joe Guth rie, photographer Carlton Ward, Jr. and Mr. Stoltzfus on a 4-mile hike from the state after sharing breakfast with the group. Im excited about being with the team to day, said Mr. Vinyard. Theyve done a great job raising public awareness about what a fantastic job that the state and our partners have done in conserving land. Like I was tell ing them earlier, we just need to do a better job of telling folks to get out from behind their TV sets and get into the environment. than the trips usual breaks, one day of rest for each week of travel, due to the roughly 35,000-acre County Line Fire and the teams pot the morning of April 16. had planned in the Pinhook [Swamp] so now were under the advisement of the forest ser vice on how to move forward, said Ms. Dim mitt the morning of April 13. The corridor itself is continuous, but some sections are pinched and more at risk than others, said Ms. Dimmitt. The stretch be tween Lawtey and Starke, for instance, needs larger buffers between the corridor and devel opment. We were more in houses, subdivisions, crossing a major road , she said. It was less easy to route through natural land than other places in the corridor, and weve had a couple of areas where that is the case. Wildlife Refuge. The team intends to explore the refuge and participate in the Earth Day ac tivities on April 21 to close the expedition. Looking back on the trip thus far, Mr. Stoltzfus said its not the scenery or animals he found the most amazing. Its the people he met. scapes and wildlife and all that, but Ive been really impressed by the kind of people weve met all across Florida, whether theyre biolo gists, researchers, ranchers, farm ers or just people who say, We love Florida and we want to see this her itage continue. Its not just the sup port that the expedition has gotten, but the whole idea of the corridor. Floridians want this, they really do. For Ms. Dimmitt, the expedition uncovered many hidden gems that the seventh-generation Florid ian from Clearwater said she never knew existed. Like this park, she said of Park. I just learned its the oldest state park, yet Ive never been here before ... To have the ability to put them all together in one trek is in credible; just seeing and exploring these places you dont know much about, and thats true for me for al most all of North Florida. Its really nice. Another team member, photog rapher Joe Guthrie, was impressed by the amount of protected land in North Florida, as opposed to South Florida where higher land values have caused more rapid and widespread de velopment. When you look at North Central Florida, youve already done a really great job here, Forest. Thats fantastic. And you still have some large landowners here, like Rayonier and Plumb Creek, that have a good track re cord of working with conservation organiza tions and selling their land into easements. Conservation easements allow large land erty while not giving up ownership or use of the land. Such easements tend to be placed on agricultural lands used for ranching, farming or timber and represent an alternative to gov ernment land buying programs like Florida Forever. The program received some $8 million in the states 2012-13 budget, which is far from the $300 million in annual funding allocated prior to 2011-12, when funding was eliminat ed completely. Though Secretary Vinyard couldnt say whether Florida Forever would fare better in next years state budget, he pointed to other interesting opportunities like a Depart ment of Defense matching grant program to buy conservation easements around military bases. If fact, we put in an application today for a site at Camp Blanding, said Mr. Vinyard. Listen to audio recording of The Press in terviews with the expedition team and FDEP secretary at www.bakercountypress.com. 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ursday, April 19, 2012 T B C P Page 9 Page 8 T B C P ursday, April 19, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2011-CA-0115 AMERICAN ENTERPRISE BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. ESTATE OF VAN OLIVER HARE, deceased, PATRICIA HARE BOYD, DANNY HARE, VICKIE HARE WOODBERRY, RONNIE HARE, PERRY LEE HARE, unknown spouse of VAN OLIVER HARE, JOHN DOES 1-4, and all unknown heirs and devisees of the estate of VAN OLIVER HARE, deceased, Defendants. ______________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on March 26, 2012 in Case No. 02-2011-CA-0115 of the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, in which American Enterprise Bank, is Plaintiff, and Estate Of Van Oliver Hare, deceased, Patricia Hare Boyd, Danny Hare, Vickie Hare Woodberry, Ronnie Hare, Perry Lee Hare, unknown spouse of Van Oliver Hare, John Does 1-4, and all unknown heirs and devisees of the estate of Van Oliver Hare, deceased, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, on May 24, 2012 beginning at 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the sale may pro ceed, at the Front Door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 9, Block 3 of TURKEY CREEK RETREAT, UNIT TWO, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 46, of the public records of Baker County, Florida. RE #063S22004100030090 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of April, 2012. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the notice. Telephone 904-827-5617, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida relay services. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Jamie Crews Deputy Clerk Attorneys for Plaintiff Nicholas V. Pulignano, Jr., Esq. Marks Gray, P.A., P. O. Box 447 Jacksonville, FL 32201 / Phone: (904) 398-0900 4/19-4/26 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THERON HELMS the holder of the following certicate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certicate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 08-00783 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2008 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 13, Block B, William Knabb Addition to the Town of Macclenny, Florida, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, page 24, of the public records of Baker County, Florida ALL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING LOCATED IN BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: Rosetta Ann Burns, as to an Agreement for Deed Interest by virtue of that certain Agreement for Deed as recorded in OR #199700004014 and Louise E. Davis, as to Fee Simple Title by virtue of that certain Quit Claim Deed as re corded in OR #199600113940 Unless such certicate or certicates shall be re deemed according to law, the property described herein will be sold to the highest bidder at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida on THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012 AT 11:00 AM. Dated this 2ND Day of April, 2012 AL FRASER CLERK OF COURT BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Julie B. Combs, Deputy Clerk 4/5-4/26 A, R & R, INC 10525 DUVAL LANE MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Phone (904) 259-4774 The following vehicle will be sold at public auc tion May 4, 2012 at 10:00 am at A, R & R INC, 10525 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063. 1982 Jeep CJ-7 VIN # 1JCCN87A0CT019306 1994 Acura Integra VIN # JH4DB7557RS007732 1995 Honda Accord VIN # 1HGCE6664SA026449 4/19 ALL SAFE MINI STORAGE 190 SOUTH LOWDER STREET MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063 904-259-3565 The following units containing household items such as furniture, appliances, etc., will be sold by public auction at 10:00 am April 30, 2012 to satisfy back rent. The following tenants can claim their prop erty back if rent is paid before this date: Name Unit # Pansty Ruise 84 Michael Stoutamire 102 Jerry Manucy 304 4/19-4/26 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Baker County District School Board will hold the following PUBLIC HEARING on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Baker County Middle School Audito rium located at 211 Jonathan Street, Macclenny, Florida, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Approval of the following new or revised School Board Policies: 2.070 Schedule for Legal Advertisements 3.050* Administrative Organization 3.111+ Visitor Identication Measure 3.170* Opening and Closing of Schools 3.180 School Calendar 3.410+ Service Animals 4.100* Adult Education 4.220 Participation of Home Education and Private School Students in Extracur ricular Activities 5.100+ Student Control 5.121*+ Discipline of Exceptional Education Students 5.130* Zero Tolerance for School Related Crimes 5.270 Corporal Punishment 5.382+ Foreign Exchange Students 5.40+ Children of Military Families 6.102*+ Employment of Personnel 6.180* Contracts: Instructional & Adminis trative Personnel 6.300* Salary Schedules 6.450 Opt. 1 Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace 6.520 Opt. 1 Suspension and Dismissal 6.700+ Nursing Mothers 6.810 Assessment of Employees 7.010 School Budget System 7.021 Facsimile Signatures 7.121+ Antifraud 7.130* Petty Cash Funds 7.140* Purchasing Policies and Bidding 8.320 Opt. 2 Tobacco Use in District Facilities / Tobacco-Free Schools 8.330+ Telecommunications Plan, FIRN 2 and Internet Use THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. The documents will be available for preview at the Superintendents Ofce located at 270 South Bou levard East, Macclenny, Florida beginning Wednes day, April 18, 2012 (8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.). Sherrie Raulerson Superintendent of Schools 4/19-5/17 LEGA L NOTICES Howard Roofing & Home Improvements Inc. 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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNotice is hereby given that the proposed ordinance, whose title hereinafter appears, will be presented in a public hearing to the Baker County Board of County Commissioners for adoption on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at the Baker County Administration Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of above mentioned date, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance which is titled as follows:ORDINANCE 2012 _____ JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org After his second win in three fights, amateur boxer Russell Russ of Macclenny is retiring from the ring. evening of April 14 during the 14th annual Guns N Roses char ity boxing event at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena with a victory belt, but also a black eye and re-broken nose. Im done, he said this week. I got four kids. Its just not worth it. It was a slug fest. Mr. Russ holds a 2-1 record af ter three years competing in the Mr. Russ, a firefighter and emergency medical technician at NAS Jacksonville, described the atmosphere at this years event, which included 14 bouts and at least two arrests, as crazy. the stands to see my family and friends, and honestly, I felt safer in the ring, said Mr. Russ, 34. Still, the amateur boxing matches raised some $1.5 mil lion. Its just one of those cool charity events that makes a bunch of money for good causes, he said. Mr. Russ defeated Clay Coun Williams by decision after train ing for nearly four months with a ing coach. Mr. Russ said the cops are usually bigger and stronger than have to beat them with skill. Before his match against Mr. Williams, Mr. Russ watched vid eo of his opponent at previous Guns N Hoses events and noted he usually started as the more ag didnt stay true to form, however, Mr. Russ said he was thrown off his original game plan. I wanted to box, but he didnt come out doing what he normal come out swinging. But this year he stayed back and made me come and get him, he said, add ing that the shorter, stockier Mr. Williams preferred to grapple and executed a superb Judo hip the ropes. the judges sided with Mr. Russ, declaring him the winner. Despite re-injuring his nose, which Mr. Russ broke six weeks said the bout was close, as were most of the matches that eve ning. Mr. Russ, a Jacksonville na tive and seven-year resident of south Macclenny, is married with a 10-year-old daughter and three boys, ages 8, 7 and 5. You only have to win one fight to get the belt, but its a pretty awesome belt its huge, he said. Russell Russ and his wife Valerie at the Guns N Hoses boxing event April 14. PHOTO COURTESY O F THE JA CKSONVILLE SUNS JV quarterback wins the Suns Tim Tebow look-alike contest Jacob Carter, a quarterback for the Wildcats junior varsity football team, won rst place in the Jacksonville Suns Tim Tebow look-alike contest during the minor league baseball teams April 13 home game. Mr. Carter, 14, of Macclenny is pictured above with the Suns assistant general manager Casey Nichols. His prizes: a $50 gift card and two tickets to the Jacksonville Jaguars home game against the New York Jets next season. Carter is the son of Donna and Billy Carter and the brother of Noah Carter, 11, a fth grader at Keller Intermediate School. The young quarterback at 6 3 and 212 pounds hopes to play varsity football in his sophomore year at BCHS after being named the JV squads oensive MVP last season. He also plays guitar in the youth band at his church, First Assembly of God. Billy Carter said it was his sons dentist who rst noticed Ja cobs resemblance to the famed Gator quarterback four years ago. Today its not uncommon for passersby to do a doubletake when they see him, said Jacob Carter, or for wide-eyed children to ask if hes the real Tim Tebow. PHOTOS BY JIM MCGA ULEY Spring Garden Fest at ag center Saturday As the thoughts of many county residents turned to the growing season, a respectable crowd turned out under warm sunny skies at the Ag Center in west Macclenny the morning of April 14 for the annual Spring Garden Fest spon sored by the extension service, master gardeners, the FLAGA Iris Society and other vendors. In top photo, the group dedicated to the promotion of the iris poses for a photo; at right, Bob Piercy of Glen St. Mary totes purchases in a wagon as he goes from exhibit to exhibit. Trees, shrubbery, con tainer units of strawberries and rain barrels were among the items for sale through early afternoon. Also included was a tree planting demo. Hes going out on top Sanderson Christian Revival Center, located at the corner of CR 229 and Sapp Rd, will be giv ing out free clothing for all ages Friday, April 20 from 8 am 2 pm. Everything is free. Congressman Ander Cren shaw of Jacksonville will be the keynote speaker at this years Po lice Memorial Day observance at the Baker County Sheriffs Com plex off SR 228 north of Mac clenny. The event will be held the evening of May 3 starting at 7 oclock. Slow Food First Coasts an nual Tour de Farm will be April 22 and include a stop in Baker County at Twinn Bridges Farm north of Macclenny in SR 121. The event takes place from noon to 5 pm that day at 20 farms in the region. For more informa tion, visit http://www.slowfood html or e-mail rvilladoniga@ya hoo.com. PHOTO COURTESY O F NE F SH NEFSH graduates 3rd class of CNAs Northeast Florida State Hospital graduated its third class of certied nursing assistants the afternoon of Thursday, April 5. They are: (front row, from left) Jalisa McDue, Lori Jacobs, Suria Sweat, Melanie Long, Anita Taylor, Latoya Alvarez, Tyeashia Jones, Jodie Johnson, (back row from left) Sylvester Williams, Anthony Coleman, Odessa Green, Kristy Edwards, Tiney Brantley, Satoria Smith and Jamal Lee. The hospital-based training program, a partnership between NEFSH, Aord able Training and WorkSource Florida, is designed to give NEFSH direct care sta an opportunity to increase their skills and prepare for other allied health programs such as nursing. In addition, the CNA certication gives the recipients the opportunity to seek dual employment with nursing homes and home health care agencies. Aordable Training provides the program curriculum and WorkSource Florida provided 42 percent of program costs ($15,081) for tuition and books through its Employed Worker Training Program. 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ursday, April 19, 2012 T B C P Page 11 Page 10 APRIL 19, 2012 A recent client, a sweet elderly widow, sought financial counsel ing to get control of her budget. She lives very modestly on a de cent income, so why is she always broke? After delving into her finan cial situation, we determined the contributing factor to her woes is the consistent giving of money to freeloading family members. Her brother and his adult daughter are constantly calling her for fi basis her salary is being dwindled down because she cant say no to them. Theses relatives are now ac customed to the extra money and have no motivation to decrease their own expenses or look for extra income. Their priorities are completely backwards, and they use the needs of the daughters small children to justify asking for my clients assistance. Now she has little money in her sav ings account and is scared about her financial future. Her kind ness is one of her best traits, but it has also gotten her into trouble. Do you have someone us ing guilt or other manipulative methods to nickel and dime you into a financial mess? Do you pay a cable bill one month, groceries the next, rent the next, and so on until you look at your own check book and realize you have been neglecting your own financial fu ture. Guess what? You havent done them any good either. Excuse the namecalling, but you are an enabler. Im not talking about giving a little money to a loved one who is doing everything in their pow er to get back on their feet after getting knocked down. And Im certainly not talking about our moral and biblical obligation to take care of the elderly, sick or orphaned. Im talking about the perfectly healthy adult who refuses to face the reality of solving his or her fi nancial problems. An adult son who consistently needs money to cover a mortgage payment on a house that he cant afford or the unemployed cousin who hasnt actively sought a new job com ing to you for money on a regular basis. We have a natural urge to look out for the well-being of our fam ily. But take a close look at the relationship in question. Is said family member taking the appro priate steps to improve his or her the point that they are no longer motivated to take ownership of their financial situation? We have an entire popula tion of people who do that al ready, thanks to the federal government. Make your family tree different. Dont take part in that. Love your family mem bers enough to know when to say No! Using an example from above, mom and dad stroking a check every month to cover their sons mortgage payment isnt doing him any good. They should con sider allowing their son to live with the consequences of a fore closure. I can promise that he wont die from it, and hell even have learned a lesson or two. I recommend to you, as I did to my client, to sit down with the person and tell them you will no longer enable them, as you real ize youre doing more harm than good. If you want to keep help ing them out, provide groceries or another necessity with strings attached. Give them three months, for instance, to get their ducks in a row until you cut them off. If there are children involved, buy them their clothes or let the kids come over for dinner to make sure they are getting fed. Get your beloved family member back on his or her feet by letting them hit rock bottom if necessary. Give them lots of love, not money. Let them get desperate enough to be motivated to go out there and earn a paycheck. Its hard to watch our son, daugh ter, sister, or brother struggle. But guess what? A little despera tion is good for the soul. It builds character and helps us never take our income for granted. Look for more articles on personal finance from Rosie, and contact her with topic ideas, questions or for counseling at RosieNickelspfc@ yahoo.com. Margaret Rennie of Macclenny Margaret Ann Anderson Ren nie, 64, of Macclenny died Wednesday, April 11 at Shands Jackson ville Medi cal Center. She was a native of Nashville, Tennessee and resided in Macclen ny most of her life. She was a CNA at North east Florida State Hos pital. She was a Pentecostal and time with her family. She was preceded in death by her par Survivors include husband Carl Rennie of Macclenny: daughter Shelia (Delmar) Doss of Rock Creek, WV: son Eddie (Tina) Anderson of Macclenny; grandchildren Kayla Thomp son, Marian Thompson, Johna than Anderson, Tiara Anderson, Charlie Anderson, Jeffrey Doss, Tiffany Doss, and Chandler Reed; 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held at 7 pm Monday, April 16 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home ciating. Final disposition will be by cremation. Alice Roaldsen funeral April 5th Alice Faye Davis Roaldsen, the youngest daughter of Al bert (Bertie) and Pearl Rauler son Davis, died April 1, 2012. She was a lifelong member of Dinkins New Con gregational Methodist Church and for many years was the Sunday School sec retary. She was Past Mother Ad visor of Russell Assembly #111 bow for Girls. Mrs. Roaldsen was very ac tive in sports from years playing basketball at school, bowling on leagues throughout Jackson ville, to coaching her daughter in Little League and most of all coaching and playing with her daughters and her beloved niec es on the church softball league. She was also an avid fan of the Gators, Braves and Jaguars. Most of all, she loved to spend time with her family. She was predeceased by her husband Roy Roaldsen and 11 brothers and sisters. Survivors include daughters Janet Rowe of Sanderson, Vicki (Brian) Poole of Glen St. Mary and Kelli (Steve) Caldwell of Maxville; grandchildren Billy (Julie) Crockett, Jamie (Stacey) Rowe, of Sanderson, Ally (An thony), Jessy and Sammy Poole of Glen St. Mary and Lindsey and Patrick Caldwell of Max ville; great-grandchildren Will, Wyatt and Wesley Crockett and Kylie Rowe; brothers Carlton (Margie) Davis and Preston (Miriam) Davis; sister Pearl Shumate and sister-in-law Shir ley Davis all of Sanderson; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral service was held Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 3 pm at her church with the Rev. Al Eddy Sanders assisting. Inter ment followed at Cedar Creek Cemetery. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Calvary Baptist ChurchPastor Donnie E. Williams, Sr. Sunday School 10:00 am Preaching Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm523 North Boulevard W.a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny 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. 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And if you love someone tell them; For love is a better road map For trucking down the years an Rand-McNally ever made.~ Rod McKuen Rodney Davis, 35, of Sanderson Rodney Scott Davis Sr., 36, of Sanderson died Tuesday, April 10, 2012 after an extended ill ness. He was born August 8, 1975 to Rita Davis of Sanderson and Ter rell Godwin of Taylor. He was a lifelong resident of Baker County and a member of Dinkins New Con gregational Methodist Church of Sanderson. He was a member of Millwright Local Union #2411 of Jackson ville for 10 years and the Ma sonic Lodge #122 of Sanderson. Mr. Davis was an avid Geor gia Bulldog fan and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, going to church, hunt also enjoyed playing church volleyball and participating in Baker County Little League. He was preceded in death by his be loved Papa, Bud Davis of Sand erson and his grandfather Carl Godwin of Taylor. Survivors include loving and supportive wife of 17 years Lori Davis; son Rodney S. Davis Jr.; daughters Kansas Joanna Davis, Katilyn Louise Davis, and Kassie Leann Davis, all of Sanderson; mother Rita Faye Davis of Sanderson; father Ter rell (Patricia) Godwin of Taylor; sisters Lisa (Ben) Alexander of Nahunta, GA, Jamie Kay (Scott) Mann of Jacksonville and Ka tie Godwin of Taylor; his dear est grandmother Shirley Davis of Sanderson; numerous family and friends also survive and will miss him greatly. The funeral service was held Friday, April 13 at 2 pm at his church with Revs. Tim Alford, Eddie Sanders and Allen Crews at Cedar Creek Cemetery, Sand erson. Forbes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Rodney Davis Monroe Gray, 65, of Pomona Park Monroe Alvin Gray, 65, of Pomona Park, Florida died Thursday, April 12 at Shands at University of Florida Hospital in Gainesville following a brief illness. He was a native of Jack sonville and resided in Bald win before moving to Pomona Park, 20 years ago. He was a boilermaker in the construction industry for 35 years until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his father Joe Gray. Survivors include wife Viv ian L. Gray of Pomona Park: children Felicity Crawford of Jacksonville, Anthony M. (Jen nifer) Gray of Macclenny, Jo seph (Sandra) Gary of Glen St. Mary, Jeremy Hars and Joshua Edith Davis (John) Young of Lake City: sister Martha Gray of Lake City: brothers Joe Gray II of Providence, FL and Tim (Gwen) Gray of Sanderson: 14 grandchildren. The funeral service was con ducted at 2 pm Monday, April 16 at Cedar Creek Church, Sand erson with Rev. Carl Taylor of Cedar Creek Cemetery, Sander son. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Hoyt Noles, 70, of Glen St. Mary Hoyt W. Noles, 70, of Glen St. Mary died April 11, 2012. He was born in Jacksonville to the Grizzard Noles Sims on August 26, 1941. He was a Baptist and resided in Baker County since 1973. He was a member of Mill wrights Local Union 2411. Hoyt loved life and never met hunt, shoot pool and ride motor cycles. He was predeceased by his brother Carl Sonny Noles and stepfather Charles Sims. Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years Shirley Dobbs Noles of Glen St. Mary; children Scott (Ryba) Noles of Glen St. Mary, C.J. (Trish) Noles of Mac clenny, Rhonda (Richard) McE wen of Keystone Heights and Renee (David) Rener of Texas; sister Shirley (Billy) Creech of Aunt Hazel Williams of Dallas, GA; 11 grandchildren and loving dog Beamer. The memorial service was held at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services chapel on Saturday April 14 at 3 pm with Brother tion in Hoyts name to the Acos ta-Rua Center for Caring 5450 Ramona Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32205. Margaret Rennie Brenda Rhoden, 52, of Sanderson Brenda Faye Canady Rhoden, 52, of Sanderson died Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Ed Fraser Me morial Hospital in Macclenny. She was born in Macclenny and resided in Baker County all of her life. She worked as a care giver for numerous families for many years. Ms. Rhoden attended Pine Level Church in Baxter. She was preceded in death by her parents Ronald and Lossie Raulerson Canady, sister Wendy Gale Canady, brothers John Rodney Canady and Ron ald Jeffery Canady II. Survivors include sister Wan da Gale Canady of Sanderson; two nieces and three nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 21 at 11 am at her church with Rev. Fred Funeral home is in charge of ar rangements. Brenda Rhoden Alice Roaldsen James Smith, 48, of Macclenny James Lee Jamie Smith, 48, of Macclenny died Thurs day, April 12, at St. Vincents Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born in Lake land and lived in Auburndale, FL before moving to Macclen ny in 1970. He was a salesman with Badcock Home Furnish ing Center for many years un til 2001. He then worked with Hagan Ace Hardware and was a rental property manager un til his death. He was a member of the Macclenny Church of Christ, a devoted stay-at-home father and enjoyed guitar and other music. He was preceded in death by his father James C. Smitty Smith and mother-inlaw Dotsy McPherson. Survivors include wife Ani ta McPherson Smith of Mac clenny: son James McPherson James Mac Smith of Macclen ny: mother Jo Anne (Michael) Minerva of Macclenny: fatherin-law L.H. Scott McPherson of Macclenny. The funeral service was con ducted at 5 pm Tuesday, April 17 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with eulogies by family and friends. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Mac make memorials to the Music Department at Baker County High School, 1 Wildcat Drive, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 Helen Taylor, 85, of Baker County Helen Juanita Taylor, 85, of Baker County died April 15, 2012. She was born April 17, 1926 to the late Lloyd and Daisy Harvey. She previously lived in she was in home health care before moving back to Baker County. Mrs. Taylor was pre ceded in death by her husband Edgar Taylor of Baker County, infant daughter Rebecca Denise Taylor, her brother Virgil Har vey and sister Hazel Taylor. Survivors include sons Dan ny (Peggy) Taylor and Darrell Taylor (Lori); daughters Dar lene (Jim) Anderson, Delane Sanders and Deloris (Larry) Sanderson; sisters Margie Davis of Sanderson and Jeanette Rich ards of Jacksonville. Her many grandchildren and great-grand children were the love of her life. Juanita had many friends and acquaintances she met over the years and she never forgot them, lando, who never failed to call her and stay in touch. The fam ily appreciates the dedication, friendship and thoughts. The funeral service is 2 pm Wednesday, April 18 at Taylor Church with Rev. Mark Woods Taylor Cemetery. Giddens-Reed Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mary Wilson, 69, of Bryceville Mary Ann Wilson, 69, of Bryce ville died April 16, 2012. She was born in Decatur, Ala bama to the late Covell and Lavisa Wade Kee num on July 17, 1942. She was a resi dent of De catur and Jackson ville most of her life and attend ed White house Full Gospel church. She loved her family, especially her grandchil dren, and she often spent time telling others of her grandchil dren. She also enjoyed playing Bingo at the nursing home. Mrs. Wilson was predeceased by her siblings Susan and Rob ert and grandson Michael Wil son Jr. Survivors include children Kay and Gil of Alabama, Timo thy and his wife Tammy of Bryceville and Michael (Bet brother Dan Keenum of AL; sis ter Martha McGill of AL; grand children Kayra, Jaleesa, Em mette, Bryce, April, Rose, T.J. and Julie. A graveside service will be Thursday, April 19 at Jackson ville Memory Gardens at 1 pm with Pastor Sheila Houston of neral Services is in charge of ar rangements. Mary Wilson Heartfelt thanks The family of Virginia Jennifer Kirk, deceased March 29, 2012, wishes to thank all of you who have been so generous with your condolences and contributions to Jennifers childrens trust fund at TD Bank. Again we thank you for all your prayers and thoughts. Fondly, Debbie, Shane and Grace Pruett Amber, Alyssa and Jayden Kirk Heartfelt thanks The family of Clarence R. Wil liams Sr would like to say thank you to our community for acts of kindness such as words of rangements and especially your prayers. Your thoughtfulness meant so much to us during our ate the support you gave by just being there for us. We consider ourselves to be blessed to be sur rounded by people like you. Frank Wells Nursing Home, Faith Bible Church, Baker Coun ty Sheriffs Department, Combs Funeral Home, Save-a-Lot in Lake City, St. Johns Baptist Church, Emmanuel Church of God in Christ and Living Word International Ministries of Junc tion City, Kansas. 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ursday, April 19, 2012 T B C P Page 13 Page 12 T B C P ursday, April 19, 2012 MARTYS MOBILE SERVICES Specializing in Heavy Equipment Farm Equipment 904-219-3739 4/19-26p HEDGE HUNTERS LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE Full service Most lawns $35 Free estimates 904-705-8565 4/12-19p EQUIPMENT RENTALS Front End Loaders Commercial Mowers MACCLENNY CYCLE AND MARINE 259-5494 3/29-9/20p A & D IRRIGATION & PRESSURE WASHING LLC. 259-0783 4/19-5/17p FIRST CLASS PAINTING 259-8013 4/19-26P ROGER RAULERSON WELL DRILLING 2 and 4 wells Call Roger or Roger Dale 259-7531 Licensed & Insured Family owned & operated 12/31tfc ANGEL AQUA, INC. Water conditioning treatment Water softeners Iron lters Sulfur Removal Sales Rental Service Repairs Salt delivery Complete water softeners supplies 797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny 259-6672 7/15tfc B. J. FENCE 653-1442 4/12-5/3p C.F. WHITE SEPTIC TANK SERVICES New systems & repairs Field dirt Top soil Bulldozer & backhoe work Culverts installed 275-2474 509-0930 cell 12/7tfc FILL DIRT Culverts installed Tim Johnson 259-2536 5/11tfc GATEWAY PEST CONTROL, INC. 259-3808 All types of pest control Call Eston, Shannon or Bill Ask about our re ant control 6/26tfc PERRY ROOFING AND SHEET METAL INC. Residential & Commercial Contractor Emergency Repairs Metal Roofs & Shingle Roofs Flat Roofs Gutters, Vinyl Siding Roof Maintenance & Inspections Free Estimates Cell 904-662-5473 CCC#1326882 5/3-6/7p PRINTING & FAXING Black & White and Color Copies, Custom Business Forms, Business Cards, Signs, Stickers, Invitations for any occasion, Rubber Stamps and so much more!!! The Ofce Mart 110 South Fifth Street 259-3737 5/19tfc LAND CLEARING A little or a lot 259-2900 2/10tfc CHALKER BRANCH CONSTRUCTION, INC. 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Professional painting Pressure washing Interior Exterior Installing Stucco Stone Residential commercial Fully insured Locally owned 25 years experience 259-5877 2/10tfc KONNIES KLEAR POOLS In-ground and above ground pools Installation available 698-E West Macclenny Ave. (Aardvark Shopping Center) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm Closed Wednesday and Sunday 259-5222 (CPC 053903) 4/21tfc FULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIES Shower and anniversary invitations The Ofce Mart 110 South 5th Street 259-3737 4/28tfc RONNIE SAPP WELL DRILLING Water treatment 904-259-6934 Licensed Florida and Georgia 11/19tfc ERIC RAULERSON CONSTRUCTION Drafting and permitting services available. 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Will move and set up for free, only $375/month. 904783-4619. 4/12-19c Almost new, 16x80, 3 BR, 2 BA, only $250/month. 904-783-4619. 4/12-19c 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 telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertis ing will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without notification of error by the person or agen cy for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party as sumes full payment re spon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse advertising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. Plant sale, Saturday 21st, 8 am 1 pm. Indoor, landscape, trees, large ower pots up to 200 gallons. Many plants $2, also baby goats. 17588 Crews Rd, look for yel low tires. 4/19p We install 6 seamless gutters. Pres sure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Fruit trees: Florida King peach, pear, ap ple and more. Blueberry plants, thornless blackberries, muscadines. Lowest prices! 904-845-2686 Hilliard. Delivery available. 1/2-7/5p Craftsman riding lawn mowers for sale, call 904-408-0826. 4/12-19p Trane 2 ton split unit A/C with heat pump $400, Whirlpool electric glass-top range $150, 55 projection screen TV $150, 20 HP computer monitor $50. 904239-0040 4/19p Large sofa, light tan, imitation leather, 3 door opening required, 3 wide, 3 high, 7 long, $50, 259-6518. 4/19p 1999 Kawasaki 400, automatic, 4 wheel er, new battery, good tires, runs good, $1250 OBO. Call 904-653-1378 leave number. 4/12-26p Camille Beckman hand cream Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridg es, rubber stamps and much more. We specialize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc Upright headstones, hand made. 2598013. 4/19p Landscaping mulch, buy direct, a little or a lot. 259-2900. 3/22tfc 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 2004 GMC Sierra, 5 spd, cold air, nice, $4200. Call 904-571-0913. 4/19p 1994 Cadillac Eldorado, touring coupe, pearl white, tan leather, moon roof, good paint and tires, $2500 OBO. 904-2353054. 4/19p 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd, new AC, nice $2800. Call 904-571-0913. 4/19p Alcoholics anonymous meetings Mon day and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904994-7750. 209 Macclenny Ave. 3/1-12/27p Share 4 BR, 3 BA 2 story established home in downtown Macclenny for low cost. Responsible adults are requested to call 904-536-9594. 4/19p I have one more opening to care for a child in my home. Please call (904) 3970120 or (904) 207-0455. 4/12-19p I am looking to purchase the Little Tike or Step 2 yard toys. Reasonable prices please call (904) 397-0120 or (904) 207-0455. 4/12-19p Steelbridge Road Hunt Club has mem bership available. Hunting, shing, camp ing, swimming, year round access, family atmosphere. Larry Bishop 259-4831 or Dan Hysler 289-7916. 4/12-19p Silkese/Maltese, 10 wks, rst shots and wormed, health papers, 1 male, 1 female. Call 259-6175. Cute, cute, hypo allergenic and do not shed. 4/19p Beautiful male Shih tzu, house broken, shots up-to-date, $300, 386-916-3844. 4/19p Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will ap ply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classied advertising on subjects like work-at-home, weight loss products, health products. 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 Peacock Painting seeks experienced painters only, if possible drug free, 2595877. 4/19tfc Rising Star Italian Cafe seeks experi enced, friendly, smiling faces. Apply in person 3-7 pm, 698-F West Macclenny Ave. 4/19p Scaler/Shipping Coordinator needed for 2nd Shift. Must have working experience of scales and computers. We are an EEOC, drug free workplace. We offer 401K, health insurance, paid holidays and vacation. Ap ply at Gilman Building Products, CR 218 Maxville, FL or fax resume to 904-2897736. 4/12-26c Stylist needed for more information call Dennis at 904-210-7519. 4/12-19p Class A Industrial Mechanic for 2nd/3rd shift maintenance crew. Must have 5 years experience. We are an EEOC, drug free workplace. Health/Dental/Life in surance, paid holidays/vacations. Apply at Gilman Building Products, 6640 CR 218, Maxville, FL 32234 or fax resume to 904289-7736. 4/19-26c Accepting applications for electrician. Must have valid drivers license and 5 years experience. Will do background check. Apply in person at Dependable Heating/AC and Electrical located at 203 East Macclenny Ave, Macclenny, FL. 1/5tfc 2nd Shift Storeroom Clerk. Must have computer knowledge. We are an EEOC, drug free workplace. We offer Dental and Health insurance, paid holidays and vaca tion. Apply at Gilman Building Products, CR 218, Maxville, FL or fax resume to 904289-7736. 4/19-26c 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 parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly ac cept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings adver tised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800669-9777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 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 3.46 acres, north Sanderson, set up for mobile home $42,000. Owner nancing. Call 904-813-1580. 2/10tfc FSBO3 BR, 2 BA, 14 X 80 singlewide on 2.66 fully landscaped acres with 25 x 30 detached block garage and 2 car carport off John Rowe Rd. in Macclenny, $74,900. 259-5149 or 904-894-6842. 4/19-26p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home on acre, Deer wood Circle, $42,500. Owner nancing. Call 904-813-1580. 4/12tfc New Home 3 BR, 2 BA, in city limits, 1,958 SF total, 1447 SF living, nice two car garage with stucco/stone exterior, tile bath and shower with custom wood cabi nets, stainless steel appliances. Reduced to $140,000. 904-591-2640. 3/22tfc Two city lots (cleared), in Glen St. Mary. Two blocks north on Sherman Ave off US 90. Across from Westside Daycare and two blocks across from the high school. 904259-2685. 3/22-4/12p 4 BR, 2 BA brick house, 2600 SF, Florida room, detached garage, inground pool on 1 acre, lots of upgrades, many extras. Sell ing below appraisal $194,000, 653-1143. 4/19-26p Investment property, 6 lots in town of Glen, excellent location and al ready cleared. Perfect for duplexes, etc, $111,000. 259-6849. 4/19-26p 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 7 acres on Lex Jones Rd, Glen St. Mary, $200,000. Call 904-318-7520. 4/5-26p 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide mobile home in excellent condition, large master bedroom and bath, W/D hook-up, 15 min from Mac clenny, $800/month plus deposit, 912843-8276 4/19-5/3p 2 BR, 1 BA apartment, 12 mo. lease, $675/month, $600 security deposit, 351 N. Lowder St. 904-838-8584. 4/5tfc 1 acre lot for rent or sale, ready for your mobile home. Call 904-672-8272. 4/19p 4 BR, 2 BA, 32x80 doublewide on 5 acres off Mud Lake Road, lawn maintenance in cluded, $950/month $1250 deposit. Call 259-9066. 4/12tfc Singlewide mobile home, 2 BR, 1 BA, $500/month, call 275-2712. 4/19p 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 Gorgeous 2 story house for rent in Mac clenny, 3000 SF, 6 BR, 4 BA, LR< FR, bonus room, large kitchen, great layout, recently constructed as a model home, no smoking, service animals only. Avail able now, accepting applications, $1600/ month. Call 904-233-0980. 4/12-19p Camper for rent, water and lights includ ed, $125/week. 259-6528 or 904-4249589. 4/19p Maxville, 3 BR, 2 BA on 1 acre, porch, utility shed, W/D hook-up, $550/month plus deposit 289-7784 or 904-591-1763. 4/12-19p 1 BR, 1 BA mobile home, $450/month plus deposit, water included, remodeled. 259-6528 or 904-424-9589. 4/19p 2 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson, $600/ month, $600 deposit. Service animals only, 275-3136. 4/12-19p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home located 2 miles over GA line on 121, $500/month 904629-1779. 4/12tfc 2 BR apartment in Sanderson, 275-2136. 4/19p 2 BR, 2 BA on 1 acre, CH/A, $550/month, first, last and $300 deposit. 259-7335. 3/22tfc 2 BR, 1 BA small frame house in city with fenced yard. CH/A, $650/month, $650 de posit. 904-248-8549. 4/5-19p Mobile Homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service animals only. $500-575 plus deposit. 904860-4604. 9/1tfc 2 BR, 1 BA trailer in Pine Oaks, 259-9128 or 904-607-7256 ask for Gwen or Ed. 4/19p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, CH/A, $600/ month, $500 deposit 923-2191. 3/29-4/26p 2 BR, 1 BA garbage, water, sewer, lawn care included $400/month, $400 deposit. 912-843-8165 or 904-219-2690. 4/19tfc 900 SF office space with bathroom; 7500 SF warehouse space with dock with the potential of an additional 7500 SF ware house space. Also, separate refurbished block building with bathroom good for of fice. Available access to four acres of land for parking. 259-5327 or 904-545-1944. 3/29-4/19p Professional office space for lease. Prime location on Hwy 121 Call 259-9022 for details. 11/3tfc Smokey Mountain cabin sleeps 6, near trout stream, near Cherokee, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Dollywood. $350/week. 386-752-0013. 2/23-4/26p For sale or lease, 1900 SF commercial building, lots of parking space, 1 block from City Hall, hospital and courthouse. Call 259-6546 or 219-2842. 1/5tfc Clean completely remodeled, 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, set-up in mobile home park, CH/A, $5000. Good rental investment. Charlotte 904-509-1781. 4/12-19p Monster Mansion, huge 5 BR, 3 BA, 2012, very upgraded, $69,900. Includes set-up and delivery. 259-4663. 4/12-5/3c New 2012, no extras needed, 1248 sf home, 3 BR, 2 BA, includes all these ex tras: delivery and set-up, new A/C in stalled, vinyl skirting, well and septic tank, power pole, permits (no impact fee) and 2 mini decks, only $55,745. Call 386-4180424. 13th Street Homes, Alachua, FL. 4/5-26c Used doublewide, 2000 SF, 4 BR, 2 BA, $17,900, includes set-up and delivery. 259-4663. Wayne Frier Macclenny Fac tory Outlet. 4/12-5/3c New 2012 doublewide $32,995, 3 BR, 2 BA, delivery and set-up. Call 386-4180424. 4/5-26c No money down, use your land. 3 BR$299/month, 4 BR-$499/month, 5 BR$599/month. 259-4663. 4/12-5/3c Foreclosure, like new, 3 BR, 2 BA on 1.78 acre, small sh pond, beautiful, $69,900. 259-4663. 4/12-5/3c New 2012, super big 1792 SF doublewide, 4 BR, 2 BA, delivery, set-up, A/C and skirt ing included. Save $10,000 only $59,995. Call 386-418-0435. 4/5-26c 32x80 Palm Harbor 4 BR, 2 BA $2000 down, $450/month. 904-783-4619. 4/12-19c We buy used mobile homes any condition, cash money. Call 386-418-0435 ask for Bruce. 4/5-26c Used singlewides starting at $8999, de livery and set-up. Call 386-418-0424. 4/5-26c Clearance sale, lowest prices on Live Oak Homes in state of Florida. Call 386-4180424. 13th Street Homes, Alachua, FL 4/5-26c Palm Harbor, 3 BR, 2 BA, $3000 down, $425/month. 904-783-4619. 4/12-19c 1999 Used 28x80 doublewide, 4 BR, 2 BA, delivery, set-up, A/C and skirting included Call 386-418-0435, only $37,995. 4/5-26c Tired of all the extras? Buy my 4 BR, 2 BA 2012 doublewide, delivery and set-up, A/C, skirting, 2 mini decks, well, septic tank, power pole, permits, only $60,995. Call 386-418-0435. 4/5-26c FOR SALE AUTOMOBILES MISCELLANEOUS ANIMALS HUNT CLUB HELP WANTED FOR RENT YARD SALES Friday and Saturday 8:00 am 1:00 pm corner of Ohio and 7th, entrance next to water tower. Christian Fellowship Temple yard sale and bake sale. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am ? 8411 Brown Rd. off 121 South near NEFSH. Indoor/outdoor. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am 2:00 pm end of Glynn Allyn off 125 South, between Woodlawn and Mudlake. Antique refrigerator(works), massaging recliner, desk, table, hydroslide, life jackets, Disney movies, baby monitor, Humulin N Insulin, needles, adult briefs, lots more. Rain or Shine. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am 1:00 pm Rolling Meadows, 5525 Huckleberry Trail South. Girls clothes 12 months 4T, name brand ju nior clothes, lots more. Friday and Saturday 8:30 am 2:00 pm 121 South 1st driveway on left past Raiford Road church. Lots of low priced items. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am 12:00 pm Pierce Rd in Glen, 3 families, small furniture items, porcelain dolls, maternity wear, china, X-box 360 and games, DVDs, skis, tubes, wakeboard, baby toys, womens, mens and boys clothes, prom and formal wear, stainless steel kitchen sink, marble double sink counter. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am 12:00 pm Dupree Rd., furniture, baby items, clothing. Saturday only 8:00 am 1:00 pm Plant sale, 17588 Crews Rd, look for yellow tires. Indoor, landscape, trees, large ower pots up to 200 gal lons, many $2 plants, also baby goats. Saturday only 7:00 am 12:00 pm 7594 South CR 125, Macclenny. Tools, tools, tools! Electric, air, saws, drills, 3 mowers, wheel barrel, 2 compressors, hand tools, yard tools, something for everyone. Saturday only 7:00 am 1:00 pm City Hall, Macclenny. Ida Angels yard sale, clothes, toys, much more items. Saturday only 8:00 am ? 432 E. Mciver Ave. Saturday only 8:00 am 2:00 pm 6464 CR 23-D, Macclenny, large amount of scrubs, shoes, misc items, comforter sets, recliner, gun case, rain will cancel. 259-1306. Saturday only 8:00 am -? 495 S. 5th St, toddler clothes, pack and play, baby gate, kitchen houseware and glassware, household and ga rage items, electronics. Saturday only 8:00 am ? 701 US Hwy. 301 S., Baldwin (next to Fat Jacks), multi-family, lots of everything. Saturday only 8:00 am 12:00 pm 567 Timberlane Drive, a little bit of everything. Rain cancels. Macclenny Realty, Inc. WE HAVE THE HOME FOR YOU COMMERCIAL GENERALCorner lot zoned commercial neighborhood on Hwy. 121 North. (Adjoining property available if needed) $79,900 Excellent business location. Four lots total 1.20 acres with approx. 320 Hwy. 121 front age. $239,900 Great location for retail business 1404 SF building currently used as a car lot. No sign on property. Zoned commercial general. $250,000 Excellent corner for business. .92 acre located on US Hwy. 90 zoned commercial general. $219,900 Corner lot in excellent business location on Hwy. 125 S. in Glen St. Mary. $49,900VACANT LAND1 acre vacant lot with small oaks ready for your dream home. Close to Shoals Park in Hunters Ridge. Priced to sell! Reduced to $19,999 Two beautiful acre lots with giant oaks, less than a block from boat ramp and park on 6 Mile Creek. Close to St. Johns River, St. Au gustine beach and Bass Haven. $109,900 each 1 acre lot with trees. High & dry! In Hunters Ridge. $29,900 11.07 acres zoned commercial in projected developing area of Baker County. Located near I-10 and Hwy. 90. $440,000 Commercial building with over 3600 SF of space located on west us 90 presently rented. Tenant will consider stay ing at location or relocating. Lots of parking and trac. is is a must see for an investment or start up business with room to grow. $279,000 SOLD REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL FR COMMERCIAL RE VACATION RENTALS MOBILE HOME WE ARE BAKER COUNTYS ROOFING EXPERTSCOMBS BUILDERS, INC. We specialize in problem roofs 259-2563 FREE Estimates 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 REWARD....Lost male Chihuahua Black & Tan approx 5 lbs.Anyones help is greatly appreciated.Please call 904-614-9165 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. $ $ WE BUY TIMBER $ $ DIAMOND TIMBER, INC.FOR A QUALITY CUT Its unusual for Baker County to sport one state champion, let alone two. This past weekend both the high school and middle school FFA poultry teams won the state championship in com petitions held at the University of Florida. These teams have worked tremendously hard since Janu ary, said the BCHS club sponsor Greg Johnson. Both teams won the state title and now the high school will be able to compete yet again at the national convention this contest last year, so upon re building another new team, they rocked the contest with the high est total score we have had. We were very excited, said BCMS sponsor Ashton Norman. I think this is the first time the middle school FFA has won a state championship. The contest includes exterior egg grading, interior, parts, ready to cook carcasses, past produc tion hens, management exam and reasons for the high school. The students grade each based Brannan. Parts And Service Since 1940 2525 W. Beaver Street | 904.388.1488 | Jax. 1.800.262.1820 All types of trucks, trailers, semis, buses, mobile homes Alignments, front or all wheel Springs rebuilding & new Preventive maintenance Suspension repairs Clutches Brakes U-Bolts made Air Conditioning D.O.T. Inspections Walking Beams re-bushed upon USDA industry standards for the poultry industry. 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Page 15 APRIL 19, 2012 Page 14 APRIL 19, 2012 The Wildcat baseball team split this past week in diamond action, beating Middleburg but losing both to Fleming Island and to Palatka in extra innings. The Cats scratched out a big 3-2 victory over the Middleburg Broncos on April 9. Jared Crews started on the mound and threw three innings before Jacob Mil ton came in and got the win, throwing four scoreless innings. Milton leads the team with five wins this season. Hunter Hanks (2-3) had a key two-out, two-run single that proved to be the game winner. Chris Waddell added two hits. had one of the worst outings of the year as they were shut out by Fleming Island 4-0. Dillon Jones pitched well enough to win, only giving up two earned runs, but the offense didnt swing the bat well and the Cats posted only five hits. We didnt hit, complained proaches at the plate werent very good. The following evening BCHS lost in extra innings to Palatka 4-3. The Cats jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two innings, then failed to score the rest of the game. Chris Waddell started on the mound and went 4.1 innings. Brad Stone picked up the loss throwing 3.1 innings. It was another game our pitchers threw well and we didnt hit, said Matricardi, comment ing on the team again only man aging five hits. When you score three runs in 15 innings youre not gonna win many games. Those were two playoff teams we played and it was a good test. If we dont start swinging the bats better and have a better idea at the plate, we will be one and done come district tournament time, he said. The Wildcats overall record sits at 15-8. Thursday, April 19 at 4 pm. They face Paxon next Tuesday, April 24 in the first round of the district tournament at 4 pm at Bishop Kenny. Matricardi is con cerned about the Eagle pitching. Paxon has a very good arm and we will have to swing it bet ter to move on, he said. If BCHS defeats the Eagles they will move onto the district championship game on April 26. BOB GERARD | SPORTS When it counted, the Baker County Middle School Bobcats came through last week to clinch both division and conference crowns. It was crunch time for the Lady Bobcat softball team that on April 10 to make it to the Star Conference Championship on Thursday, April 12 in Madison. Coach Jon Mobleys Cats had an edge in the three-team play off. They had a first round bye and so would only have to play the winner of the Lake City/Live Mobley and his girls watched as those two rival teams went back in forth, battling in a tight contest. Suwannee defeated Lake City 8-7 and the home team had a lot of momentum going into their match with BCMS. The Lady Bobcats went down after Suwannee got a quick score. But the girls maintained their character, came from behind and beat Suwannee 3-2 for the East ern Division crown. Then last Thursday, they trav eled to Madison to play the hosts in the Star Conference Champi onship game. Though they were playing on Madisons home field, the game was never close. BCMS got up early and cruised to an 8-0 shut-out win. The Lady Bobcats overall record is 14-4. The entire team stepped up in the conference win but Macy Jackson, Delicia Washing ton, Hayleigh Mulkey and Corley Sweat had outstanding games in the run-up to the title. SCHOOL ACTIVITIES April 19 District-wide: Florida Com prehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) BCHS: FCAT Reading Make-ups, 9th & 10th Grades, Track Regional at Bolles (TBA), Baseball at Oakleaf, 4 pm, Dis trict Softball Championship (H), 7-9 pm April 20 District-wide: Florida Com prehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) BCHS: Positive Behavior Support Volleyball Game (3rd & 4th Periods), Boys Weightlifting State Meet at Kissimmee (TBA) PK/K: Family Literacy Night, 6 pm April 23 District-wide: Florida Com prehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) BCHS: Geometry 1 End of Course Exam, Volleyball Open, Gym, 2:30 pm, Mandatory Var sity and Junior Varsity Football Parent(s) Mtg., Gym, 6:30 pm BCMS: Cheerleaders, Gym, 68 pm PK/K: GATES Testing April 24 District-wide: Florida Com prehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) BCHS: Geometry 1 End of Course Exam, Baseball District Tournament at Bishop Kenny (TBA) BCMS: Majorettes, Gym, 2:00 4:30 pm PK/K: GATES Testing April 25 District-wide: Florida Com prehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) BCHS: Baseball District Tournament at Bishop Kenny (TBA), Volleyball Open, Gym, 2:30 pm WES: Merrie Melodies Club Mtg., 8:00 am PK/K: GATES Testing spoiledrottenpartyrentals.comWe specialize in all your party needs!In atable bouncers, slides & combos Cotton candy, snow cone & popcorn machines Tents, tables, chairs & more! 813-2474 Owners: Jay & Kristen Dyal Sample sizes3.33 x 2.5: 1 picture w/Discount $27.50 1 picture w/Discount $41.25 up to 2 pictures w/Discount $49.50 up to 3 pictures w/Discount $82.50 up to 3 pictures w/Discount $66.00 Discount price before April 27 Deadline May 18 Happy Birthday, Elizabeth! Wishing you lots more!Love, Your family CONGRATULATIONS STEVEN BUHLERon becoming an Eagle ScoutLove, Your Family Myrtis has goneHOG WILD!Happy 90th Birthday! Davis Lagle To wed April 21st Marvin and Linda Lagle of Glen St. Mary and Tere Lagle of Macclenny are pleased to an nounce the marriage of daughter Melisa Dawn Lagle to Roger La mar Davis of Sanderson. The wedding will take place April 21, 2012 at 2 pm at Dinkins church in Sanderson. Family and friends are invited to attend. Following a honeymoon at Jacksonville Beach, the couple will reside in Glen St. Mary. McDonald Cohen To wed May 19th Margaret McDonald and Adam Cohen, both of Macclenny, are pleased to announce their up coming marriage. The wedding will take place May 19, 2012 at 3 pm at the Mathis House in Glen St. Mary. Family and friends are invited to attend. Higginbotham Married 50 years Peggy and James Higginbo tham of Baldwin recently cele brated their 50th wedding anni versary. They were married April Street Baptist Church, currently Grace Baptist. She is the former Peggy Yvonne Braddy of Lyons, GA. Their children are James R. (Kim) Higginbotham of Glen St. Mary, Terri Ann (Kevin) Mang ham of Jacksonville and Regina Kay (Steven) Curry of Macclenny. They have 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The Hardy and Carrie Hogan Rhoden family reunion will be Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 11:30 am 2:30 pm at Heritage Park in Macclenny. Call 904Reunion in Glen The annual reunion of the Rowe, Barber and Thompson families will be held at Celebra tion Park in Glen St. Mary on Sunday, April 29. Registration begins at 11:30 am and lunch at 1 pm. Bring a covered dish and lawn chairs; beverages, paper goods and utensils will be furnished. For more information, call Sara Sizemore at 259-3304. BCHS senior Matthew Cantrell hopes to achieve a mile stone that no other BCHS stu dent has ever attained. Cantrell, the president of the high school FFA chapter, is one of two candi dates running for the FFA state presidency. state offices, but none have held the top office. Matthew has been an out standing member for the past four years and has accomplished an incredible amount of suc cess, said club sponsor Gregg Johnson. Matt has competed in many career development events and has been on two state win ning teams. Individually, Cantrell placed eighth in the national forestry event. He has also been recog nized in swine production, a blueberry enterprise and taking care of the land lab at school on the weekends. Matthew is a very humble and intelligent young man that has worked hard both academi cally at school and with FFA. He will be just four courses shy of earning his AA upon graduat ing, added Johnson. Cantrell went through an in terview process on April 2-3 designed by the Florida FFA Association to select the most qualified graduating seniors to be sent to the delegates as State FFA officer candidates. The panel of 16 adults spent over 18 hours interviewing 41 students. Cantrell was selected as one of the two presidential candidates. He will face Clayton Willis, a se nior from Lake County, in the election at the State FFA conven tion in June. Cantrell will either be elected state president or state secretary for the coming year. This is a first for a student from Baker County. Registration for the May GED test will be held at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 24 at the Baker County school districts career and adult education building at 523 West Minnesota Avenue in Macclenny. Registration will be limited to minimum of two hours for GED registration. The testing fee of $70; a valid picture ID and Social Security card are required at reg istration. Discounted testing fees are available for Baker County adult education students who are cur rently enrolled in the GED prepa ration program with a minimum of 12 hours class time. The test will be given May 14, 15 and 16. The next scheduled test will be in August. For more infor mation about GED registration, contact Wanda Conner at 2590403. FFA. Cantrell vying for state FFA president PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON BCHS rallies for FCAT with Mission possible 2012: Believe in gym Belief is a powerful tool, even when it comes to scoring well on the FCAT. With that in mind, the Christian Fellowship Club at BCHS invited local church lead ers to the gym on April 13 to join students who would face the annual exams this week for a pep rally. The rally featured music from a live band that included faculty members Dylan Gerard and Jeremy Hite, and an inspirational speaker in Destiny People Worship Center Pastor Dave Ragan. Students displayed signs pledging to believe and stomp the FCAT at the 1:30 pm rally. Bracelets adorned with James 2:23, the Bible verse that says Abraham believed in God, and thus, became Gods friend, were distributed along with T-shirts sling-shot into the bleachers by students and Superintendent of Schools Sherrie Raulerson. She joined the Wildcat football team and cheerleaders for another rally at Mac clenny Elementary School following the high schools event. THE OFFICE MAR T110 South Fifth St. | Downtown Macclenny 259-3737 School Lunch MENU Offered everyday: Cold lunch plate of chef salad with wheat roll or crackers and dessert (when offered) 1% lowfat white milk, % lowfat flavored milk, orange juice. Monday, April 23 Breakfast: Toasted cheese sandwich, fruit juice and milk. Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a bun or baked chicken nuggets with a homemade whole green beans, whipped potatoes with gravy, diced pears and milk. Tuesday, April 24 Breakfast: Enriched cereal with a slice of toast, fruit juice, raisins and milk. Lunch: Beef and bean burrito or beef vegetable soup with a grilled cheese raw vegetables with dressing, seasonal fresh fruit and milk. Wednesday, April 25 Breakfast: Turkey sausage pancake wrap, cinnamon topped apple slices and milk. Lunch: Golden corndog or ham with macaroni and cheese with homemade baked beans, crispy coleslaw, chilled peaches, schoolmade cookie and milk. Thursday, April 26 Breakfast: Breakfast sausage pizza, fruit juice, raisins and milk. Lunch: BBQ ribbette on a bun or baked lasagna with a slice of homemade Italian with dressing, garden green peas, fresh banana, apple cobbler and milk. Friday, April 27 Breakfast: Ultimate breakfast round, fresh banana and milk. Lunch: Breaded chicken patty on a bun or turkey noodle soup with a homemade and tomato slice, mixed vegetables, peach cup and milk. Benches as Eagle project Steven Buhler of Macclenny is shown here with School Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson seated on one of two benches he made as part of his Eagle Scout project. The benches are located outside the school board oce on South Boulevard. Steven, the son of Creig and Mary Buhler, also completed 24 merit badges in his Eagle quest. He is a member of Troop 160 and was awarded the Eagle Scout honor during an April 15 ceremony. PHOTOS COURTESY O F MA RY BUHLER PHOTO COURTESY O F KIM DA VIS Glen teen is rst in pageant Jessica Hope Davis of Glen St. Mary placed rst in the Miss All-Star Classic pageant on March 24 in Gainesville as well as rst place in the open solo and third place in the open strut, 2-baton and 3-baton events, all in the begin ner, 16 years old and up division. The wins come after rst place nishes recently in the Florida State Competi tion pageant, solo, strut, 2-baton and 3-baton events in the beginner, 16 years old and up division. Shell com pete next on April 28 in Orlando. Shes the daughter of Kim and Randy Davis and sister to Randy and Justin. PHOTO BY DEBBIE PELH A M Brandi Callaway slides into base during the shutout victory against Madison April 12. PHOTOS BY DEBBIE PELH A M The Bobcats dugout during the conference championship in Madison above. At left, Madison Kennedy at bat. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Hunter Hanks catches a runner stealing second. Bobcats win the conference Madison shutout at home BOB GERARD | SPORTS The Baker High boys and girls track teams placed sixth in the dis trict tournament held at Baldwin High School on April 12, but moved a number of athletes forward to the state tournament. The top four contestants qualified to move on in the competition. The boys had their best showing in the field events, qualifying three for the state meet. Rashodd Hadley placed second in the discus with a 128 10 throw. CeCe Jefferson was third. Hadley won the shot put with a 47.5 toss. Jefferson was second with a 47 toss. Mike Boone qualified in the triple jump, placing second with a 42 hop skip and jump. The girls qualified six for the state meet. Kristian Burnham placed fourth in the 100 meter hurdles in 19.4. Kiala Pigot placed fourth in the 200 meters in 27.90. The Lady Cats placed fourth in the 4-by-100-meter relay and the 4-by-800-meter relay. Chelsey Ruise won the high jump with a 5 jump. Ruise was third in the triple jump with a hop, skip and jump of 34.6. Niesha Givens was third in the shot put with a 31 throw. Parents of students who ex pect to try out for the Baker County Middle School Bobcat football are required to attend a meeting next week. It will be held at 5:00 pm on April 26 in the school auditori um. Call 259-0432 or 259-0464 with questions. Boys struggling at the plate in run-up to district playos The Lady Wildcat softball team took a shock loss on the road to West Nassau last week, then re bounded with a pair of wins to wrap up the regular season. The girls host the district tournament this week. The Lady Cats finished the season 15-9 overall and are the top seed in the tournament with an 8-0 district record. The Lady Warriors have had the Wildcats num ber this season, scratching out tight wins both times they met. The Cats traveled to Callahan on April 10 and fell 2-4. Tayler McCann scored in the third inning to give BCHS an early lead. But the Warriors capitalized on three uncharacteristic defensive errors from BCHS to put four runs on the board in the bottom of the fourth. BCHS rallied for a single run from Haley Crews in the fifth but it was not enough. BCHS bounced back for a 9-6 win at home on Senior Night April 12 beating Hilliard. The win avenged an earlier 5-6 loss to the Flashes. Haley Crews struck out eight hitters. BCHS jumped out on top in the first inning, courtesy of a two-run homer from Kylie Holton. Hilliard took the lead in the third with three runs, but BCHS responded with five runs in the bot tom of the fourth from Holton, Taylor Crummey, Brooke Roberts, Clara Harvey and McCann. The Flashes narrowed the gap with three runs in the fifth, then the Lady Cats secured the victory with a homer from Genie Taylor. Holton and Taylors towering strikes highlight ed the win. The Cats finished up the season on a strong note on April 13 when they traveled down the road to Baldwin and brought home a 12-2 win over the Indians. Tina Hauge (2 runs), Roberts (2), Taylor (2), Harvey (2), Shelby Gat to, Holton, Crummey and McCann all scored. Gatto got the win and Hauge collected 3 RBIs on the night. BCHS hosts the district championship on April 17 and 19 at the soft ball field on campus. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON From left: Coach Canaday, Taylor Crummey, Tina Hauge, Tayler McCann, Coach Gris, Haley Crews, and Shelby Gatto on senior night, the nal home game for team seniors. Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com www.bakercountypress.com
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