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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Publication Date: 09-27-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SIN CE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings A Mississippi man was charged September 17 with DUI manslaughter and other counts stemming from the death of a Macclenny woman and her unborn child in a late night accident on March 29 of this year. The Florida Highway Patrol completed a homicide investigation and submitted the results to the state attorneys ofHunter Morrow, 25, of Courtland, MS. Mr. Morrow, an industrial welder, was driving a 2007 Dodge utility truck east on Andrews St. in Glen St. Mary 125 and slammed into a northbound 2004 Toyota driven by Virginia Kirk, also 25. The impact killed Ms. Kirk, a Northeast Florida State Hospital aide who just ended her evening shift. The accident occurred just before midnight when Mr. Morrow and a co-worker left the nearby residence of acquaintance Clinton Harvey. They were returning to a motel near Jacksonville airport. The charges include DUI manslaughter for Ms. Kirks death, vehicular homicide for the death of the unborn child, DUI impairment and DUI with injury or property damage. Ms. Kirk, the mother of three who family members said was dedicated to her children, was en route to her mothers off The FHP report indicates Mr. Morrow, who admitted he was unfamiliar with the neigh borhood, left the Harvey resi dence on Andrews moments before and was going 40 mph when his truck entered the intersection. The speed limit there is 15 mph. His blood alcohol level shortly after measured .128, above the limit of .08 for in toxication. He admitted he and passenger Gregory Calvert, 29, of Crowder, MS had been drinking that night at Calendars Pizza and the Harvey residence. Both he and Mr. Calvert were uninjured and wearing seat belts. Ms. Kirk was not. this one on September 18, a bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll. ONLINE POLL RESULTS With just six weeks to go before election day, who do you intend to vote for President?76% Romney/Ryan 15% Obama/Biden 5% Undecided 4% I dont intend to vote Back in time: FFA classmates from late 40s at Sanderson High See page 12Wildcats snatch rst district win on the road against Clay See page 16Dobson leads the money race, $20K raised for sheris re-electionPage 5S ee page 4JOEL ADDINGT ON | N EWS E DITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comFall is perhaps the busiest time of the year for most of us, not only because of the holidays that seem to arrive one after another following Labor Day, but also due to a number of popular events that occur locally like the county fair, home coming festivities and the Christmas parade. Add to the mix a few lower-prole community events, fundraisers, charity drives and church activities and you get a jam-packed fall calendar. So, in an eort to ensure Baker County residents dont get lost in the avalanche of fall happenings this year, The Press has compiled a comprehensive guide to community events oc curring from October through the end of the year, including ways to contribute to a host of good causes this season. T he Baker County Fair The Baker County Fair will be October 4-13 at the fairgrounds, 5567 Lauramore Rd. in Macclenny. Armband and admission prices drop beginning October 7, and a two-for-one special will be October 9 only. See page 15 for a full list of midway specials. The 2012 fair will feature the largest midway ever assembled at the fairgrounds, according to the fairs web site, bakercountyfairfun. blogspot.com. For more information, please see this years fair book available at the fairgrounds, the Ag Center and other locations. The 16th Annual Baker County Sheris Oce Golf Tournament and Charles Miller Memo rial will be October 5 at the Eagle Landing golf course in Oak Leaf Plantation. Entry fee is $75 per person or $300 per team. For more information, please call Lynn Taylor at 2592231. Spirit week will culminate with the homecoming foot ball game October 19 against Terry Parker. The homecoming parade through downtown Macclenny will start at 5 pm October 18, though parade oats will line up an hour before. The deadline to submit homecoming parade entry forms, available for download from the high schools website (http://bchs.baker.k12..us/) is October 15. The Cat Growl pep rally will follow the parade at Memorial Stadium at 6 pm. The homecoming game the following evening, October 19, with the king and queen crowning at halftime, will begin at 7:30 pm at the stadium. First United Methodist Church of Macclenny will open its annual Pumpkin Patch to the public beginning Friday, October 12. Visitors will be welcome through October 31. The patch is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 7 pm, Wednesday from 11 am to 5 pm, Sunday from 1 pm to 7 pm and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm. A family day is tentatively set for October 20. Call the church at 259-3551 for more information. The Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Daughters of the Confederacy will be at Olustee Battleeld State Park October 13 for the Rededication of the Confederate Monument at 11 am. The event celebrates the 100th anniversary of the monuments original dedication on October 23, 1912. A picnic will follow the rededication ceremo ny. For more information, please call Larry Rosenblatt at 904-993-5019 or e-mail rlrosenblatt@ comcast.net. The Press second 2012 Candidate Forum will be October 20 at 3 pm at the high school. Sher i candidates, incumbent Democrat Joey Dob son and Republican Cameron Coward, will be invited to attend along with the four remaining county commission candidates: Democrat incumbent Mark Hartley and his Republican challenger Eddie Davis, Jr., and Democrat incumbent Gordon Crews and his Repub lican opponent Leonard Davis. Each candidate will be given two minutes for opening remarks before elding questions from The Press sta and those sent in by readers. Please e-mail your question suggestions to Joel Addington at reporter@bakercountypress.com or call 259-2400. Baker County Veterans Services is host ing a Pre-Veterans Day Ceremony and Veterans Stand Down October 27 from 10 am to 12:30 pm at the Extension Oce, 1025 W. Macclenny Ave. The ceremony honoring veterans begins at 11 am. The JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR reporter@bakercountypress.comOnly about one in four animals that arrive at the Baker County Animal Control kennel survive the experience, and the remaining animals end up at the Some are seized due to neglect or abuse, others are picked up for running loose in violation of the countys leash law, and yet others are brought to the who can no longer care for them. Since October 1, 2011, according to the countys count, 1421 animals, mostly dogs and cats, were housed at the kennel. Of those, 1053 or 74 percent were euthanized. Please note that this number includes animals euthanized at their owners request and animals injured, sick, diseased or feral, said County Manager C.J. Thompson. Jay Canaday, who works full-time and runs a dog rescue from his Glen St. Mary home known as the London Sanctuary, said hes grown frustrated by the low-priority that animals seem to have in Baker County, both in the eyes of the general public and animal control. The county manager, in part, agreed. Theres no doubt its been a low priority of the population as a whole, said Mr. Thompson. If animals were a priority, people wouldnt be dumping them on the side of the road and then they end up at the shelter. From the countys perspective, the animal control department functions more as a law enforcement agency than a shelter like the Humane Society. Baker County Animal Control is a public safety agency, said Georgia Monfort, the departments director, responding in writing to concerns raised recently by Mr. Canaday. We house leash law violation impoundments, rabies quarantines, dangerous dog classifications, cruelty removals and abandonments, she said. Its a mission difference, added Mr. Thompson. Its much more costly to operate as a no-kill shelter in a Humane Society-type atmosphere. That being said, I think we do try and do as much as we for the animals. But Mr. Canaday believes more could be done at the county facility to reduce the number of animals subject to that fate. First, he said, there are too many barriers in place for volunteers who want to help at the kennel, which houses animals collected from the Town of Glen St. Mary, the City of Macclenny and the rest of the unincorporated county. And people like him, who want to increase adoptions and rescues from the shelter, have had little success in doing so, according to Mr. Canaday. He says there are volunteers who have submitted applications to foster, or take care of animals until a suitable home can be found, but have not been contacted by animal control, or have called and left messages that dont get returned. We have a network of volunteer foster homes throughout northeast Florida, and while I have nine dogs at my home in Cuyler currently and cannot take on any more here, there are other locales where we can take dogs in, from St. Augustine to St. Marys to Sanderson, Mr. Canday said. control has a history of releasing pets to rescues, when possible, as many only Busy fall season of local events scheduled SEE PAGE 2PHOTO BY JESSICA PREVATT A young girl engages a small dog at the animal control adoption booth at the farmers market earlier this year. Pets will be available for adoption at the county fair as well.S ee page 2FHP les charges in death of mom, 25

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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. C ONT AC T 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.comCOMMEN TT B C PPage3 Page 2 T B C P ursday, September 27, 2012Im driving down the street in my Toyota Tacoma pickup the other day and I see a guy walking by the side of the road. Hes about 30, medium height and weight and has longish blonde hair and a red bandana around his neck. Trotting along next to him is a medium-sized dog with a longish blonde coat and a red bandana around his neck. Im not the most observant guy in the world, but it doesnt take Sherlock Holmes to realize they look alike. That got my mind mining a new vein of thought that Im sure has occurred to most of you from time to time. People seem to buy things that look like them. Well, maybe not look like, but perhaps an extension of their personality. They like stuff they think deI was watching television the other night and there on the screen was millionaire heiress Paris Hilton. She doesnt really do anything but be a celebrity for celebritys sake. Like Kim Kardashian, but thats another story. Hilton was talking on her mobile phone. It was pink and encrusted with jewels. Unlike most people who have pink, bejeweled cell phone covers, I have no doubt that her jewels were real. I Brittany Spears appeared the other night on a music video, singing into a diamondencrusted wireless mic. Once Over and over I see folks with animals that look like them. English bulldog own ers with jowls or double chins. Winston Churchill owned a bulldog that looked just like him. I once saw a 6 tall, rail-thin fashion model with a mane of wild hair walking with her Wolfhound. No coincidence there. Perhaps more than anything else, our choice of vehicle helps how we see ourselves. Form meets function, or rather fashion meets function. If you look around the parking lot at Baker County High youll see what I mean. Unless they are driving a hand-medown, the vehicles teenagers drive represent their inner view of who they are or who they want to be. Lots of pickup trucks the bigger the better. If you drive through the gym parking lot during football practice at least half the vehicles are pickups. You wont see a Mini Cooper or a VW Beetle unless it belongs to a cheerleader. Sometimes what we drive were or wanted to be when we were younger. Guys often buy their teenage dream cars that they couldnt afford when they were 18. Thats why youll see a 1972 road with a 60-year-old behind the wheel. I guarantee you if I were to stop and ask that guy he would fess up to this car be ing the one he dreamed about owning back then. I would hop behind the wheel of a new Dodge Chal lenger in a heartbeat. Why? Because those smart Mopar ing the Challenger as a 2012 version of the 1968 classic that they could get guys of a certain age drooling about their high school dream cars. Look at the new Mustang. It hearkens back to its roots when it was the baddest car on the road and Steve McQueen roared across the streets of San Francisco in the greatest car chase of all time in Bullitt. When I met my wife Kelley, she was driving a Camaro with a giant engine and the speeding tickets to match. When she had to switch to a mom van she was not happy. That Town personality. Car dealers know this and know how to tap into it. They know that buying a car is about falling in love. Unless you are buying a ve tion read mom van they will steer the prospective car buyer toward something they will fall in love with. They utter the words: You look so good in that car, and the buyer will drive out of the lot behind the wheel of something they never intended to buy. My father-in-law Carl has pictures posed with almost every vehicle hes ever owned. Except for the family car his wife Sara drives. Thats why I brought up the Toyota Tacoma at the beginning of the column. I really like that truck, but it was a function buy. I needed a light truck to haul things. Its a great little the inner me. Thats because its not a can dy apple red 1968 Dodge Challenger. Stand Down will focus on employ ment and veterans benets infor mation. Vets should bring copies of their resume. A small lunch will be provided after the ceremony. Veterans are also asked to bring ID for recognition (DD-214, VA orDoD). For more information, please contact the veteran services (904) 259-2516 or Mrs. Jessie Joyce at (904) 259-7355. The BCHS history clubs annual Haunted Jail will take place Oc tober 26 and 27 from 6 pm to 11 pm and October 31 from 6 pm to 10 pm. There will be two haunted jail tours with separate themes one each oor of the historic jail on McIver Street. It will be the rst time both oors are included in the tours. Tickets are $3 per person per oor and concessions will be available as well. Jail tours will also be given by the history club the day of the Christmas Parade (December 1). For more information, please call Mark Hartley at 654-3087. Baker County Friends of the Instrumental Arts will rae o a Smith and Wesson AR-15 M&P 15 Sport rie to benet band programs at the high school and middle school. $5 rae tickets are available by calling Pam Gaylord at 275-3051. The drawing will be October 27 at 1 pm at Gibson-McDonald Furniture on S. 6th St. You must be able to pass a background check and be at least 18 years old to enter. The rearm must be picked up within 30 days of the drawing at Big Cash Pawn, 4556 Blanding Blvd. in Jacksonville. You dont have to be present at the drawing to win. Visit http://www.bca.org for more information. In the run up to Thanksgiv ing and Christmas, the Samaritan House food bank is seeking both volunteers to help distribute goods to needy families and donations of non-perishable food items for the upcoming holiday season. The food bank serves more than 1100 families in Baker County and Georgia, said food bank coor dinator Pam Clark. We are coming into fall when the needs are higher, she said. Check your pantry. I am sure you will nd duplicates of food you could spare. The food bank is located on the south side of US 90 between Mac clenny and Glen St. Mary. For more information, please call Pastor Mitch Rhoden at 904-305-2131. He said the food bank needs the typical holiday fare like cranberry, pumpkin, sweet potato, green beans, corn and instant mash potatoes, but also any other nonperishable foods like cereals or baby food. All that we could use in addition to the holiday meal items, said Pastor Mitch. The 2013 Baker County Relay for Life kicko event is set for October 23 at 6 pm at Calendars in downtown Macclenny. Anyone interested in forming a relay team, volunteering for the event or do nating to the American Cancer So cietys signature fundraiser should attend. Relay for Life will also have booths at the fair and Christmas parade to answer questions. For more information, please contact Lea Rhoden at 904-284-2661 ext. 3458 or lea.rhoden@cancer.org. is scheduled for at 102 S. Lowder St. Please call 2597275 for further information. is cur rently accepting donations of new toys, clothes, shoes, etc. They can be dropped o at the downtown Macclenny re station across from city hall. City sta can also pick up large donations. The deadline for making donations is December 8. Please call Stacy Mills at 509-5349 for more information. will take place December 1 at 5 pm in downtown Macclenny. strumental Arts will hold its 6th on December 8 in the BCMS cafeteria beginning at 8 am. The fundraiser to benet local school bands is $7 at the door or $5 in advance. Tickets will be available at the Christmas parade booth or online via paypal at http://www.bca.org. Tickets include a picture with Santa, break fast of eggs, sausage or bacon, biscuits and gravy, grits, fruit and drink. Both the BCHS and BCMS bands will perform and door prizes will be awarded. Please call Ms. Gaylord at 904-275-3051 for more information, to donate to or volunteer at the event. that will be distributed to nursing home residents in January are being collected now. The care packages are about the size of a shoe box lled with non-food or candy items like personal hygiene products, magnifying glasses and other small gifts for seniors. Volunteers are needed to sort and pack the boxes and area youths typically help distribute them at nursing homes in Baker County and Lake City. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Please call James Croft at 386867-3199 for more information or visit http://www.jamescroft.org for a full list of items and drop o locations. Mr. Croft can also be contact ed by e-mail at evangelist@jamescroft.org. take particular breeds. Ms. Monfort listed 18 rescues accommodations for animals. Further, she said, a volunteer with London Sanctuary picked up several hound puppies, the rescues specialty, last year. Mr. Canaday countered that he has never been contacted despite repeated overtures to Ms. Monfort. True, we do not do anything with feral cats, he said, but we will and have taken on most any breed of dog from chihuahuas to Great Danes, even though our mission statement is hounds, Dalmatians and bulldogs. Im simply frustrated, said Mr. Canaday. Georgia has a thankless, impossible job that few people would want, at least few people with a heart and a ly got. Mr. Canaday understands that money is tight for county government. But, he says, there are low or no cost strategies the county could employ. He suggested making volun teering easier at the shelter to offdepartment and extend the number of hours people can come to the facility for adoptions. The once three-person staff of Ms. Monfort, a second animal istrative employee that manned the kennel from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, is now down to two people after the latter employee left. Mr. Thompson, the county manager, said the Baker County Commission has had a longstanding hiring freeze in place, cies. That has necessitated Ms. Monfort and her deputy splitting their time, spending mornings at the kennel and afternoons in the Potential adopters can also call and request an appointment to see available animals. If you call and say I cant come until 3 oclock and I really want to come look at a kitten, theyll meet you at 3 oclock, said Mr. Thompson. He added that bull dogs and cats are the most common animals that end up at the shelter, and bull breeds are especially difYou have to be more skeptical of whose coming in to get a bulldog due to the prevalence of dog Better use of volunteers, during times more conducive to adoptions like evenings and weekends, Mr. Canaday con tends, could reduce the number of animals euthanized. Its not that simple, though. The biggest challenges are there are controlled substances in the facility so you cant have volunteers there without supervision, Mr. Thompson said. The second issue is actually for the volunteers safety, he said. Not everyone who goes down to animal control is happy, so its not in the best interest of the volunteer to be there with an irate citizen who shows up angry that their dog has been impounded. Mr. Canaday also recommended applying for grants to hire additional personnel and marketing dogs and cats on websites like PetFinder.com and Craigslist.com. While the county is not opposed to online marketing, Mr. Thompson said staff lacks the capacity to do so. Such tasks have fallen to others, like animal control volunteer Elizabeth Barber, who launched a Facebook page to feature photos of adoptable animals. Ms. Barber, who said she volunteers about eight hours a week at the kennel, is one of only a few regular volunteers. Most of paperwork to volunteer, Mr. Thompson said, help with special adoption events by bathing animals and preparing them for showing. It took some seven months, however, for Ms. Barber to build a relationship with animal control, the volunteer said. It took a long time to get [Ms. Monfort] to trust me, said Ms. Barber. She thinks one of these PETA people will come in there, or that I would be scared to see a hurt animal or move dead animals or clean up after sick dogs. A lot of people dont want to do that, so I understand her reluctance. Ms. Barber praised the animal control director for her 24-hour availability to respond to emer gencies and her efforts to solicit donations to keep the facilitys costs down. She saves the county money like ammonia does in the house hold, she said. However, Ms. Barber said, the department is in dire need of more staff. She said even when it had three employees and volun teers helping out, there was plen ty of work to go around. Mr. Canaday agreed. They simply need a third person who can be there at least part time to supervise volunteers and show dogs to the public. Most people arent going to call and schedule an appointment, especially since theres no way of knowing what dogs are actually at the shelter and the shelter is so far off the beaten path, he said. Bear in mind that many folks Ive talked to them dont even know that Baker County has a shelter. But using grants to hire more help would only be a temporary solution. One time pots of money dont solve the underlying problem, Mr. Thompson said. All youve done is set the expectation that this is the level of service you are going to provide, and then the money runs out and you have to go back. Mr. Canaday knows that the county is doing a lot with the few resources at its disposal, and part of the problem rests with the community at large. He said residents should treat their animals better in general and embrace spaying and neutering rather than the it aint natural mentality thats perva sive here. At the same time, he said, small changes by animal control could make the department more user friendly. Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional Care ....... . . . . . . .................. COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION Switching accounts should be easy! Let us show you how!At Country Federal Credit Union get exceptional customer service with our member service representatives who go the extra mile to make the switch as easy as 1 2 3!Receive FREE checking, FREE Visa debit card, FREE checks, FREE I-Pay & Home Banking, FREE E-Statements & worry free checking.We serve all your nancial needs and what is important to youwe make it happen! Open 24/7 @ www.countryfcu.com A recent question about local parks and the impact of shrinking government budgets on them sparked a bevy of responses last week from readers. We asked, Do you feel local parks and ballelds are maintained as well as they can be with the cutbacks to budgets or could more be done to keep them pre sentable? Do you feel there are enough parks throughout the county for all the residents? Heres a look at some of the reactions:James-Sabra Sweat Rhue: The duck pond could use a lot of maintenance ... and Heritage Park needs to be open on the weekends. Nice place to walk around and take pictures, but with the hours theyre open thats not possible for those of us that work. Jessicca Champion-Manning: The duck pond park is awful with nasty words written every where. When I had my daughters birthday party at the gazebo the kids were lining up to hit the pinata and we had two pick up a nasty condom. The other thing is the smaller pond by the track where Ive seen the ducks swim with their babies in green slime. Sandra Carter Harvey: How about some stands at the base ball elds that are not warped, broken, splintered or moving all around when you step on them? Chris White Harvin: The girls softball complex needs a lot of work! There have been improve ments but could use a lot more. How bout sun shaded over the bleachers? Ruby Yarbrough: Eliminate ball elds, save money this way! Leslie Wilford Moody: Eliminate ballelds? Ummm ... that makes no sense. My kids cheer and play sports, along with many other children!Join us on Facebook.com by searching for The Baker County Press. Facebook fansWhat you had to say ... MY SIDE OF THE MATTERROBERT GERARD IMPRESS I ONS and test drive a vehicle this week at LIVE at Mavericks Saturday, September 29 at 8 pmand get 2 FREE tickets to see Three in four strays killed Busy fall season aheadDear Editor:The 2012 presidential election is without a doubt one of the most challenging ones we have faced. It is arguably the most crucial presidential election of the last 50 years. In 2008 we were a nation in crisis. Four years later, we are still a nation in crisis. In 2008 we were cautiously optimistic of the election would serve as a catalyst for economic recovery and restoration. We placed our confidence in a newly elected president and 435 members (Democrats to strategically and successful chart and navigate a responsible course of action. The problem is that the crisis is political in origin and politiis frustrated. The challenges we face as a nation are greater than a political party. The 2012 presidential election will be one with spiritual It presents a unique dilemma for the born-again evangelical community of faith. The conspicuous silence of denominational leadership is evidence of this dilemma. The philosophical, political and spiritual differences between the two major presidential candidates will place many Americans in the position of having to decide whether they will compromise their faith or their politics. The challenges we face re quire leadership with an understanding of the relation ship between our greatness as a nation and our faith in God. Those leaders are among us, and they have spoken and we heard their voices. Im just not sure that we recognized their At this critical point in our history, we need to humbly acknowledge that only the hand of God can change the course of this nation.Steve Blackmon, PhD Glen St. MarySharpen your pens, you animal rights people. Youre not going to like this. How tiresome its be come to witness the exaggerated fawning on the part of popular media over the animal world. The breathless accounts on the plight of the loggerhead tur tles, the gallant efforts to save beached whales, the wailing over horses heading for slaughter so the French can have horse steaks or whatever they eat. Animal stories have always been a part of news re porting. They touch an emotional cord in humans, and that is as it should be. Animals are with us here on earth, part of Gods creation. I get that. What I dont get is the inference that because they are part of the planets mix, they are somehow equal to humans. They are animals, to be treated humanely and, in the case of pet animals, enjoyed. I get that also. Witness a recent above the fold article in the B section of the Florida Times-Union our big brother newspaper to the east. Under a banner headline, it told of two kittens mistak enly euthanized at a Jacksonville shelter. Unfortunate, yes. Above the fold news? We live in a culture where people kill other people they know over the stupidest things. Many of us believe its perfectly okay to take the life of the unborn and call it a choice. Our public schools are dysfunctional and jammed packed with air-headed kids whose parents are content to let someone else raise them. And were supposed to be worried about two kittens? Theres a disconnect here. Maybe its a result of liv ing in a world where the basic needs of many are so well met that we have a more exalted view of the animal world than, say, wed have if our survival was paramount. Or if maybe the animals were trying to eat us. Perhaps the pet industry with its custom dog purses and its pet hotels and lavish pet services for the deceased run parallel to the diminish ing need of person-to-person contact in daily living. The people we depend on for our basic needs after childhood, we often never actually see. If we interact, its electronically not physically. Its possible to be social now and not actually see anyone at all. So for many, pets take on an elevated significance in their lives. Pets are the perfect company; theyre always loyal, LETTER T O they dont lie or cheat and they seldom if ever let us down. Hence the exploding pet industry; there are mutual funds investing in nothing but goods and services directed toward animals, and pets in particular. And so as animals take on an accelerated role in our lives, so goes their relative place in the pecking order. Human attraction to the animal world, and pets in par ticular, is part of our psyche. Its great to see people walking their dogs, or visiting the zoos or horses grazing on a foggy morning. But its bizarre to see activists telling the world and the compliant media all about how animals have status and rights heretofore unheard of; closer to those of mankind than we ever dreamed. Like grieving over dead kittens or thousands of condolences from all over the world to the National Zoo in Washington because a six-day old Thats kinda nuts.A disconnect over animals roleElections spiritual signicancePRESS CLASSIF IEDS ONLY$6.00 cash/check Deadline M onday at 5:00 THE BAKER COUN T Y PRESS

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Page 4 T B C P ursday, September 27, 2012 Page 5 T B C P ursday, September 27, 2012 PR ESS ST AFF 111-acre portion of the Macclenny Acres subdivision off Mud Lake now. Nobodys going to order them to get rid of their livestock. The Baker County Commission voted last week to rezone the neighborhood, which was platted in 1971 and zoned for agricultural use, to once again allow residents there to keep horses and cows on their property. The measure was recommended by the countys Land Planning Agency at the request of property owners who had recently discovered that they were in violation of the zoning code, which was changed in the early 1990s to a residential zoning category that does not permit livestock. missioners the same thing they told the LPA board last month: They were unaware of the zoning change that outlawed their beloved horses and cows until a to their homes this summer and told them they were breaking the law and that someone had complained about too many animals in the neighborhood. We propose changing the comprehensive plan by adding a policy to endorse the way things are in this particular sub division, county Planning and Zoning Director Ed Preston told commissioners during a board meeting at a public hearing on the evening of September 17. Commissioners unanimously approved the recommendation after it was endorsed by the per son who had lodged the com plaint Pat Collier, a resident of Shelly Lane since 1974 and former LPA chair. Mrs. Collier said she had complained after she counted 11 cows on one 6-acre lot one day and be came concerned about environ mental consequences of runoff ever, she said Mr. Preston had allayed her fears with a rezoning proposal that will limit the number of bovines and equines to one per acre. I want to thank Ed for all his hard work and thinking outside the box to reach this compromise, Mrs. Collier told commissioners. I fully support it. The existing zoning requires minimum lot sizes of 2.5 acres and permits mobile homes. How ever, at the request of residents the mobile home provision will be stricken in the new land use proposal, which must be approved by the state because its part of the countys comprehensive plan. Meanwhile, residents along Shelly Lane may continue their rural lifestyle as though the zoning had never changed, with one exception: No more than one horse or one cow, not one of each, will be allowed per acre. one year to come into compliance with the new requirements. Carl Norman, whose 11 cows led to the complaint, asked commissioners to approve the proposal and thanked Mr. Preston for doing a good job helping us out. He said he had lived in the neighborhood 40 years and had always owned cows, some of which had won prizes in county fairs. He also assured commissioners that he tries to keep my cows regularly to prevent manure from piling up. He said he would miss his cows if the county made him get rid of them. I just like cows, he said. They dont talk back like my wife does. After the LPA unanimously recommended approval of the proposed zoning change in August, Mr. Preston said it was the fair thing to do. This is an old subdivision, he said. The zoning and deeds originally allowed large animals, bovine and equine species. We want to grandfather in whats there and restrict growth of whats there and prohibit mobile homes. There are no mobile homes in the neighborhood now and none would be permitted on the few remaining vacant lots under the proposed zoning change. In other business, commissioners: with the Baker County Health Department to provide a broad range of services, including medical and dental care for low income residents, school health services, family planning counseling, immunizations, environmental health services, programs to combat the spread of HIV/ AIDS, tuberculosis and other communicable diseases, and a nutritional program for women, infants and children. The total contract, which includes $3.3 million in county health department funds and $1.2 million from the state, also calls for the health department to inspect restaurants, septic tanks, public water and sewage systems, groundwater sources, tattoo and body piercing shops and group care facilities. The county commissions general fund contributes about $65,000 of the $3.3 million in local funding. table toilets to Pit Stop Portable company offered regular portable toilets for a monthly fee of $45 and $100 a month for handicapped-accessible units. The only other bid came from Farmer Johns of Callahan, which listed a monthly fee of $44 for regular portable toilets and $105 for those meeting Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Though the bids were similar and both offered weekly cleanings, commissioners graded Pit Stop higher because it is a local company. rizing an application for federal funds administered by the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant targeting substandard housing in need of rehabilitation. The resolution states that and moderate-income applicants, aid in the prevention or elimination of slum and blight, or address an urgent need which poses a threat to public health. Over the next several weeks I am going to be putting forth the actions and steps I will be taking as your next Sheriff to insure we balance our budget and rein in the out of control spending we have seen in recent years. Either candidate for Sheriff is going to keep you safe, the current Sheriff has done his part in making sure Baker County is a safe place to live and rest assured; I will do the same. So the deciding factor in this race will be who can address will be affecting our wallets and To show I am serious about balancing our budget, I will reduce my salary as Sheriff from $106,000.00 to $90,000.00 Most people are aware that our Sheriff has already retired once and is earning his retirement and a healthy salary which put his yearly earnings at nearly $200,000.00 a year. There is no time for forward thinking in this economy. Now is Conservative Republican, and not the double dipping incumbent. Vote Cameron for Sheriff and take a stand for what is right. We New Passion. New Energy. New Common Sense Leadership.Together, a New Beginning.Political ad paid for and approved by Cameron Coward, REPUBLICAN for Sheriff of Baker County We the People means YOUWe must conduct more of the countys business including budget preparations, in open public forums. These public meetings would allow We the People to hear and see the actions of their elected ofcials as a board. All meetings, workshops, and hearings should be videoed which would allow We the People that may not be able to attend, to view their commissioners in action. In this modern day of technology these videos could be made available to the public via many different media avenues. I also favor the creation of additional citizen advisory committees and boards. This would allow the county commission to utilize the vast knowledge, expertise, and common sense of We the People that is so often overlooked or just plain ignored. The only time the commissioners get to see these attributes, of our fellow citizens is in controversial public hearings, such as the ones recently on sand mines and the medical waste incinerator, which by the way I oppose. This government is for We the People, so YOU have a right to be informed and involved! On November 6th cast a vote for open government and citizen involvement vote for Leonard Davis.Visit our website at LeonardDavis.usPaid for by Leonard Davis, Republican, for County Commissioner District 3. November 6th voteLEONARD DAVISFOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 3 R e E lectMARK HARTLEYCounty Commissioner District 5 A personal note: As your Commissioner, I will continue to plan now for Baker County's future. I would appreciate your continued support. Commitments & Accomplishments as a member of the Baker County Board of Commissioners: Political advertisement paid for and approved by Mark Hartley Democrat for County Commissioner, District 5. Serving Baker County for over 33 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. Fish, Jr. J.D.259-6606The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. CALL JUNK JOEWe pay cash $30 & up for junk vehiclesNo title necessary | Licensed We BUY ANY KIND of scrap metal 386-867-1396 Macclenny man cleared earlier this year by a grand jury in the shooting death of his girlfriends son was charged with drunk driv ing in an injury accident. was at the wheel of an SUV that turned into the path of a northbound vehicle at the intersection clenny the evening of August 6. His blood alcohol level at the time was .236, about three times the limit. In a third filing earlier this month, G.W. Jefferson of Hilliard was charged with DUI resulting in an injury to his brother, a passenger in his vehicle when it slammed into a tree on the next morning. His blood alcohol at the time was .148. FHP les in death... DID YOU KNOW... We cut departmental spending by 25% over the last 5 years. We placed a moratorium on impact fees We lowered the property tax millage rateI do listen to your concerns and views. I will represent YOU! Keep e ective leadership Re-Elect Gordon Crews, County CommissionerPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Gordon Crews, Dem., County Commissioner Dist. 3. GORDON CREW SCOUNTY COMMISSION ERREELECT JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR reporter@bakercountypress.com Cameron Coward has been blowing through his campaign war chest while incumbent Democrat Joey Dobson has been content to use less than half of the nearly $20,000 hes raised for the 2012 campaign. nance reports, which were due to ber 21, show that Mr. Coward of Macclenny has raised $10,940 since announcing he would seek late April, 2011. But the St. Johns County $10,359 of that sum through September 14. His opponent, Sheriff Dobson of Olustee, meanwhile, had collected $19,850 in campaign contributions, including many $500 checks from corporate donors, since July 3, 2012. The four-term sheriff, who easily won re-election in 2008 with more than 80 percent of the vote, reported total expenditures of only $7,783 through September 14. A number of Mr. Dobsons donors were corrections industry companies like include Armor Correctional Health Services of Miami, the company contracted to supply healthcare services to inmates at the county jail; Ajax Construction, the contractor that built the facility, Pauly Jail Building Co. of Tennessee, and Keefe Commissary of Missouri. W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractors was also listed as one of Mr. Dobsons contributors. Mr. Coward received $100 from the Baker Womens Political Network and $900 from the Candidates also revealed closures forms required by law. They show Mr. Cowards net worth at about $60,000 and Mr. Dobsons at $639,500. In addition to who will serve as sheriff for the next four years, the November 6 general election will also decide who will occupy two seats on the Baker County Commission. Candidates in all three races have raised a combined $38,390 thus far and spent $22,422. The race for sheriff, however, accounts for roughly 80 percent of the contributions and expenditures reported. The other 20 percent emerged from the District 3 race between incumbent Democrat Gordon Leonard Davis, both of Maccenny; and the District 5 race pitting another incumbent Democrat, can Eddie Davis Jr. Both District 5 candidates hail from Glen St. Mary. Leonard Davis has a slight funding edge over Mr. Crews, who reported $2800 in contributions and $2273 in expenditures through September 14. His opponent had amassed $3400, consisting of $900 from Party and a $2500 loan from himself to the campaign, and spent $2007 through the same period. Leonard Davis net worth was $226,573 while Mr. Crews reported a net worth of $168,581. Eddie Davis Jr. also received a cans, his sole campaign contribution. Mr. Hartley raised a small sum as well from individual donors, including himself, totaling $500. Mr. Hartley, a high school history teacher, showed $210,287 as his net worth, while Eddie Davis Jr., who owns Pit Stop Portable worth at $314,872. In other election news: will be held Saturday, September 29 at 11 am at 323 MLK. Blvd. in southwest Macclenny. Food and beverages will be served. Voters have until October 9 to register to vote in the upcoming general election. Visit www.bak erelections.com or call 259-6339 for more information. The Press will host its second Candidate Forum of 2012 on October 20 at 3 pm at the high school. Candidates will be given two minutes for opening comfrom Press staff and those sub mitted by the public. Send your questions to reporter@bakercountypress.com, or call 259-2400 and speak with Joel Addington. The questions and the source of the questions Livestock okay on Shelly LaneDobson top fund raiser at $20K A Baldwin man who pleaded no contest to selling cocaine to an undercover buyer in July, 2010 was sentenced on Sepin prison. Octavious Thompson, 24, has to serve a minimum of three years of that sentence under state guidelines. He pleaded to sale of a controlled drug and possession of cocaine with intent to sell both within 1000 feet of Keller Intermediate School in south Macclenny. Mr. Thompson also pleaded to felony battery of a fellow patron at the Club 229 in north Sanderson in December, 2011. He was arrested shortly after for cutting his victim on the face. allowed 429 days off the prison term, time Mr. Thompson has been in county jail. He will be on lease. Court records show the defendant was found to be competent to stand trial and not mentally ly-funded defense counsel. A second defendant, Mikelsen Carlow-Stack man, was given a year and one day in prison for violating probation in burglary and theft cases dating back to 2010. Mr. Stackman, 32, of Macclenny, stopped at Baker Beverage on US 90 after leaving court on August 7 to purchase alcohol, one of the prohi bitions of his probation. The next day, he failed a drug and alcohol test. His criminal record includes possession of a weapon on school grounds, drug possession, assault and battery. son for failure to register an address change as required by the sexual offender law. The state dropped charges of witness tampering and a second count for failure to register as part of the plea agreement. The judge ordered electronic monitoring and abstinence from alcohol during the probation term. Arrest warrants were ordered in the case of Frederick Tyson, who failed to appear in court that day for possession of controlled drugs and grand theft. A similar order went out for Anthony Yokom, charged with sale of cocaine and possession with intent to sell. Both defendants are in jail in neighboring counties. Octavious Thompson Shade Tree Miniature Aircraft Association invites the public to enjoy three days of flying, including lighted airplanes flying through the night sky, north of Glen St. Mary on September 27, 28 and 29. The shows begin at 8 am each day. Concessions will be sold and proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. The signs will point the way. Call John Mason at 904-868-2813 for more information. Press Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 PM SHARE Y OUR JO Y & REC ORD Y OUR FA MILY HIST ORY !Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to editor@bakercountypress.com or at 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny4 week deadline on all submissions.C CLet people know whats going onpost your special event online www.bakercountypress.com

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ursday, September 27, 2012 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, September 27, 2012A Sanderson man was ar rested for domestic battery after a local physician called police to report injuries to the suspects girlfriend when she went to a Macclenny medical clinic the morning of September 21. Deputy Jeremiah Johnson said he questioned the boyfriend, Sean Johnson, 35, after confronting him in the waiting room of the Crossroads Family Medical Center on South 6th. The boyfriend initially denied being with Teresa Anderson, 56, also of Sanderson, on September 17 when she said she was struck repeatedly about the head dur ing an argument while they were on US 90 in a vehicle en route to Lake City. Ms. Anderson told the officer the boyfriend became angry when she complained about him driving carelessly. He then allegedly pulled her by the hair and struck her on the side of the head. She said she did not report the attack fearing for her safety. Her physician, Dr. Lynn Waters, told Deputy Johnson the bruising was consistent with the time frame of the incident. In other domestic-related cases: rested in the early morning hours of September 19 for attacking his father, Enoch Fraser Jr., at their The father told Deputy Jacob Satterwhite the altercation erupted about 3 am during an ongoing argument over the sons pending eviction from the address. The son and an acquaintance were later found at the City Park in north Macclenny by Sgt. Brad Dougherty. The officer noted they both appeared to have been drinking, and the son admitted only to a verbal altercation. He was then arrested for domestic battery on a person 65 or older and abuse of a disabled person because the 67-year-old father uses a wheelchair. all three parties to a domestic dispute that erupted at a resi dence on Myrtis Barton Lane near Macclenny the afternoon of September 22. Lonna Barton, 22, said her husband Christopher Barton, 38, restrained her while allowing his daughter Kayla Barton, 19, to strike her repeatedly. The other two parties gave conflicting versions of events about 5:30 that day after the couple argued and Mrs. Barton re turned to the residence to collect belongings. She then got into a confrontation with her step-daughter. in a complaint for battery on his mother the afternoon of September 19 because she refused to give him an electronic game. The mother, 39, said the son came to her residence on Walter Davis Lane north of Glen St. Mary about 3:30 and punched her in the face several times. The accused was staying with his father at a nearby residence. The parents told Sgt. Dougherty the boy has been diagnosed with various mental disorders and had not been taking his medication. named ex-boyfriend Joshua Davis, 31, of Sanderson in a complaint after he allegedly punched her and pulled her hair the evening of September 19 at a stoplight on South 6th St. Ms. Miller and two occupants of her vehicle told Deputy Matt Yarborough the boyfriend followed them about 9:30 from the parking lot of the Country Club Lounge. He exited his vehicle at the intersection with Lowder St. and confronted Ms. Miller, who was driving. He allegedly struck her as she pulled away from the intersection. Northeast Florida Hospital was named in two separate complaints for battery on other patients. The accused, 29, allegedly punched another male, 43, in the face the evening of September 23, causing lacerations about the mouth. He was named the assailant in another incident, this one September 18, during which he struck another male, 35, about the head. A north Sanderson man told police an ex-girlfriend and mother of his child looted and ranone day last week, and the accused countered the crime was a set-up by the ex-boyfriend to get custody of the child. The next day, a north county man accused the ex-boyfriend of slashing four tires on his pickup truck. Deputy Chad Montean was called to the residence of Jona than Harris the evening of September 17 and the victim blamed Alva Cooper, 26, of Glen St. Mary for forcing open a front door, ransacking the interior and taking $500-plus worth of clothing, electronic games and other property. Mr. Harris also accused the ex-girlfriend, who moved out several weeks ago, of planting several razor blades with sharp door and leaving an obscene note on a kitchen table. A glass dinner plate was shata window had been broken out. residence, Mr. Harris new girlfriend Kristen Hilliard, 23, of Macclenny accused Ms. Cooper of placing a foreign substance in her shampoo bottle, causing her scalp to burn. She was later seen at Fraser Hospital. Sheriffs investigator David Morgan interviewed Ms. Cooper and an acquaintance on September 18. They both admitted being at the residence but said it was only to collect more of the exgirlfriends belongings. Instead, Ms. Cooper then accused her ex-boyfriend of setting her up. The investigator also talked to Mr. Harris and Ms. Hilliard, and noted the latter had no sign of skin irritation on her scalp or noticeable hair loss. The same day, Deputy Mon tean investigated the tire slashing incident overnight at the residence of William Cooper on Mr. Cooper, the ex-father-inlaw of Ms. Cooper, alleged that Mr. Harris in the past had threatened to vandalize his 2003 Ford truck tires because he believed him responsible for a similar of fense. Mr. Harris denied involvement when questioned later, but referred to the earlier vandalism to his vehicle and resentment that nothing was done about it. A complaint for criminal misforwarded to the state attorneys against Ms. Cooper for burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief. In other incidents, Crystal Mette, 27, of Macclenny was accused of stealing $1000 in cash from an Ohio St. residence the afternoon of September 17. Eric Miller, 35, said Ms. Mette was there to see his wife, who was not at home, and told Deputy Jeremiah Johnson $1100 was on a coffee table when he got up to use the bathroom. When he returned, all but $100 was gone and he claimed Ms. Mette was speeding away in a pickup truck. The officer later questioned the accused and said Mr. Har ris had offered her $60 for sex. She admitted only to taking that amount before leaving the resi dence. ex-girlfriend Dena Cason, 29, of Lake City as the person who keyed the paint off his 2001 Ford sedan about noon of September 20. He told Deputy Earl Lord that Ms. Cason came to his residence on MLK Dr. in Macclenny and was angry that he broke off their relationship. 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BARBER; DONA BARBER; ETHEL JOHNS; EVERETT JOHNS; ERA BELLE BENNETT; FLOYD BENNETT; B.R. DINKINS; AND ELVA DINKINS; UNKNOWN HEIRS of W.D. Barber, Dona Barber, Ethel Johns, Everett Johns, Era Belle Bennett, Floyd Bennett, B.R. Dinkins, and ELVA Dinkins; AL FRASER, as Clerk of Court of Baker County, Florida; MACCLENNY CHURCH OF GOD; THE CHURCH OF GOD; and TRUSTEES OF THE CHURCH OF GOD, by whatsoever name known, Defendants. / NOTICE OF ACTION TO: W.D. BARBER; DONA BARBER; ETHEL JOHNS; EVERETT JOHNS; ERA BELLE BENNETT; FLOYD BENNETT; B.R. DINKINS; AND ELVA DINKINS; UNKNOWN HEIRS of W.D. Barber, Dona Barber, Ethel Johns, Everett Johns, Era Belle Bennett, Floyd Bennett, B.R. Dinkins, and ELVA Dinkins; AL FRASER, as Clerk of Court of Baker County, Florida; MACCLENNY CHURCH OF GOD; THE CHURCH OF GOD; and TRUSTEES OF THE CHURCH OF GOD, by whatsoever name known, A quiet title action has been commenced against you in the County Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, entitled Ronald Cercy et al. v. W.D. Barber, et al. A description of the real property proceeded against in this action is as follows: The East of Lot One, Block 22, of the Town of Macclenny, Baker County, Florida According to plat thereof as recorded in Deed Book D, page 800 of the public records of Baker County, Florida. Parcel Number 32-2S-220049-0022-0010 Lots One (1) and Two (2) of Block TwentyThree (23) according to revised plat of part of Town of Macclenny duly recorded upon the Public Records of Baker County, Florida. Lot 3 in Block 23 in the town of Macclenny according to plat of the town of Macclenny on file in Deed Book D page 800 and Deed Book V on page 600 of the Public Records of Baker County, Florida. A lot beginning at the northeast corner of Lot Twenty-eight (28) in Block Twenty-three (23) of the Town of Macclenny, Florida, according to M. D. Barbers Replat of said block recorded in Deed Book V page 600 of the public records of Baker County, Florida, then run west parallel with Shuey Avenue 119.4 feet, then run south parallel with Sixth Street 18 feet, then run east parallel with Shuey Avenue 119.4 feet, then run north along west side of Sixth Street 18 Feet to the place of beginning. You are required to file written defenses with the clerk of the court and to serve a copy on petitioners attorney within 30 days after the first publication of this notice. Petitioners attorney is Joseph L. Mannikko, Esq., Mannikko & Baris, P.O. Box 1667, Macclenny, Florida 32063. Dated on: July 23, 2012. AL FRASER AS CLERK OF THE COURT By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk 9/6-27c NOTICE Call for Request for Proposal RFP 12-01 Heavy Equipment Repair and Maintenance Services New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA) is requesting proposals for Heavy to Light Equipment Repair and Maintenance Services NRSWA is located 2.5 miles north of Raiford, Florida on State Road 121 in Union County, Florida. Proposal packages and information can be picked up beginning Thursday, September 20, 2012, at the New River Regional Landll located at 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, FL 32083 or requested by email to lgreene@ nrswa.org. All proposals must be submitted on the Proposal Form provided. Completed proposals are to be mailed to the New River Solid Waste Association, P.O. Box 647, Raiford, Florida 32083-0647 or delivered to the NRSWA Administration Ofce. After the RFP opening, the proposals will be examined for completeness and preserved in the custody of the Executive Director. New River Solid Waste Association reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or a portion thereof for any reason. Any proposals received after the specied time and date will not be considered. Be advised that NRSWA has a local vendor preference policy. For additional information contact NRSWA at 386-4311000. The DEADLINE for submittal in response to the above RFPs is October 4, 2012, 12:00 p.m. (noon). 9/20-27c AMERCAS BEST STORAGE OF MACCLENNY 305 FLORIDA AVE. MACCLENNY, FL. 32063 Phone (904) 259-2602 The following units containing household items such as furniture, appliances, etc., will be sold by public auction at 1:00 PM, ON OCTOBER 6, 2012 to satisfy back rent. The following tenants can claim their property back if rent is paid before this date: Name Unit # Sawikas, Christina 54 Ruise, Lydia 45 Shannon, Tina 33 Thigpen, Janice 16 Daniels, David 110 Manning, Leah 18 Parcell, Tammy 36 Griner, Sheila 108 Owens, James 55 Mullner, Tammy 101 Lee, Joshua 35 Adams, John 42 Dupree, Abby 76 Strickland, Melissa 73 Ahrens, Doug 15 Compana, Sandra 38 Muldrew, Lashanda 61 Dowling, Deborah 47 Bones, Lynetha 100 Holder, Katrina 81 Padgett, Lisa 98 Starling, Joseph 10 Melvin, Tina 62 9/27c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 022012CA000090 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, vs. YVETTE N. BARNO-PEARSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YVETTE N. BARNO-PEARSON; CYPRESS POINTE OF MACCLENNY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. / NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YVETTE N. BARNOPEARSON (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 30, CYPRESS POINTE UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 90, 91 AND 92, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 740 LARGO LANE, MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & Associates, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 on or before October 19, 2012, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the BAKER COUNTY PRESS and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 339 East MacClenny Avenue, 1st Floor, MacClenny, FL 32063, Phone No. (904) 2598113 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 18th day of September, 2012. AL FRASER As Clerk of the Court By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 9/27-10/4c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 02-2012-CA-000038 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. ARMANDO GEORGE FERNANDEZ et al, Defendant(s). _______________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: KIMBERLY PAIGE FERNANDEZ LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 11106 Bridges Rd Jacksonville, FL 32218 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in BAKER County, Florida: LOTS 32 AND 33, MACCLENNY ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the The Baker County Press. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 21st day of September, 2012. Al Fraser Clerk of the Court By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips Human Resources Manager Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410 Gainesville, FL 32601 Phone: 352-337-6237 Fax: 352-374-5238 9/27-10/4c The St. Johns River Water Management District (District) gives notice of receipt of the following consumptive use permit application(s): Standard General Consumptive Use Application(s) Northeast Florida State Hospital 7487 S SR 121, Macclenny, FL 32063, application # 1-5. The applicant proposes renewal of an existing permit authorizing the continued use of 0.147 million gallons per day of groundwater for household, cooling and laundry uses. The withdrawals used by this project will consist of groundwater from FAS Upper Floridan Aquifer via 1 active well in Baker County, located in Section: 17, Township: 3 South, Range: 22 East, known as Northeast Fla State Hospital. The le(s) containing the permit application(s) are available for inspection Monday through Friday, except for District holidays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Districts Headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177-2529. You may also view les at one of the Districts service centers, but you should call service center staff in advance to make sure that the les are at a specic service center. Service center contact information is available online at oridaswater.com/contactus/ofces.html. Additionally, most permit application le documents can be viewed online at oridaswater.com/permitting/index. html. To obtain information on how to nd and view permit application le documents, visit oridaswater. com/permitting/index.html and select the topic of choice from the Find permits and application heading, and then follow the directions provided under How to nd a Technical Staff Report (TSR) or other application le documents. Decisions on Standard General permit applications will be made at the Districts service center where the application is processed, unless the application is upgraded to an Individual permit application as explained below. A substantial objection to a Standard General permit application must be made in writing and led with (received by) the Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178-1429, or by e-mail at applicationsupport@sjrwmd.com, within 14 days of notication of the application. Please include either the Permit Application Number or the Project Name in the objection. Notication of the application is either the fth day after the date on which the written notice is deposited in the U.S. mail (for those persons who receive actual notice by U.S. mail), the date on which the notice is e-mailed (for those persons who receive actual notice by e-mail), or the date the notice is published in the newspaper (if actual notice is not provided by U.S. mail or e-mail). A substantial objection means a written statement directed to the District that identies the objector, concerns hydrologic or environmental impacts of the proposed consumptive use, and relates to applicable rule criteria. A timely substantial objection will cause the Standard General consumptive use permit application to be considered an application for an Individual consumptive use permit. If the District receives a timely substantial objection from you, then you will receive written notice of the Districts intended decision on the permit application. Decisions on Individual consumptive use permit applications will be made by the Districts Governing Board. Notice of Intended District Decision will be provided to persons who have requested individual notice. A request for individual Notice of Intended District Decision on an application must be received by the Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support prior to the date the Notice of Intended District Decision is generated. For Individual permit applications, you are advised to notify the District within 14 days of notication of the application(s) if you have questions, objections, comments, or information regarding the proposed consumptive use. If you make a written request to the District for additional information regarding a specic permit application, you will be provided an opportunity to obtain the available information. Please note that ling a written objection does not entitle you to a Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, administrative hearing. Victor Castro, Bureau Chief Bureau of Regulatory Support St. Johns River Water Management District 4049 Reid Street Palatka, FL 32177-2529 (386) 329-4570 9/27c LEGA L NOTICES Treatment rooms are private and con dential. IMPLANTS ARE A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO MISSING TEETH! 4 IMPLANTS TO SECURE YOUR EXISTING LOWER DENTUREAll work done in our Macclenny of ce, no referrals or driving to Jacksonville! Melissa Taylor, R.D.H. Dr. Carter, D.M.D IMPLANT CONSULTATION INCLUDING X-RAYS FREE$175 VALUE For the last 50 years, First Federal has enjoyed giving back to our communities. To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, were asking you to participate by choosing a local organization that you think deserves a $500 donation from us. Voting will be open from October 1st 13th. Go to our website to choose one of these great organizations in your county: B C YMCA E T L B C F M (904) 653-5400 784 S. Sixth St. Macclenny, FL 32063 ElectEddie DavisJr.for County Commissioner, District 5 I am a lifelong resident in Baker County and gradu ated from Baker County High School in 1993. I have been married for 17 years to Laura Davis. We have a 16-year-old daughter Miranda who is a junior at Baker County High School. I am actively involved at Christian Fellowship Tem ple. I own and operate a small business, Pit-Stop Por table Restrooms. Being self-employed and working in Baker County has given me the unique opportunity to hear first hand the concerns of Baker County residents. As a conservative Republican I feel my work history and ethics have given me sound knowledge, wisdom to apply the information and good common sense that will help me work with our board to move this county forward in a beneficial way for all Baker County citizens.I may not have all the answers but my hearts desire is to do what is right by our people.On November 6 please vote Eddie Davis for County Commissionerand together we will make a difference in our community.Paid by Eddie Davis Jr, Republican, for County Commission District 5. Deer Processing AvailableLet us do the work! Vacuum pack only.Call Brad Raulerson912-843-2393 JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR reporter@bakercountypress.comTy Canaday, a registered nurse from Macclenny, lost his license last month after failing a drug test administered by his employer, St. Vin cents Medical Center Southside in Jacksonville. In mid-July, according to the emergency suspension order issued by the Florida Department of Health on August 16, Mr. Canaday was asked to submit a reasonable suspicion drug screen. Three controlled substances cocaine, phenobarbital and secobarbital were found in the urine sample Mr. Canaday provided. Phenobarbital is a sedative used to treat seizures while secobarbital is prescribed for insomnia and sedation prior to surgery. Both can be addictive when abused. Mr. Canaday failed to present a prescription or legitimate medical reason for using the drugs by August 13 and the state suspended his medical license. 121 in Macclenny, but the emergency suspension order has his address of record on Algonquin Avenue in Jacksonville. The suspension means Mr. Canaday cannot work as a nurse in Florida while the suspension is in place. He may appeal the suspension in court, however. The Florida Department of Health releases the names and locations of license holders whose licenses have been restricted, suspended or revoked monthly.Calls burglary a set-up $ $ WE BUY TIMBER $ $ DIAMOND TIMBER, INC.FOR A QUALITY CUT Physician reports injuries; boyfriend arrested at oce Purchase photos printed in this newspaper @ www.bakercountypress.com Check it out...bakercountypress.com www.bakercountypress.com Custom PrintingStationery Invoices Business Cards Envelopes Invitations THE OFFICE MAR T

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ursday, September 27, 2012 T B C P Page 9 Page 8 T B C P ursday, September 27, 2012 one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to ll that judicial ofce for the term of the ofce beginning at the end of the appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence of a vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within sixty days after the nominations have been certied to the governor. (d) Each appointment of a justice of the supreme court is subject to conrmation by the senate. The senate may sit for the purpose of conrmation regardless of whether the house of representatives is in session or not. If the senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice shall be deemed conrmed. If the senate votes to not conrm the appointment, the supreme court judicial nominating commission shall reconvene as though a new vacancy had occurred but may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to ll the same vacancy was not conrmed by the senate. The appointment of a justice is effective upon conrmation by the senate. (e)(d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, one for each district court of appeal, and one for each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, ve justices concurring. Except for deliberations of the judicial nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. SECTION 12. Discipline; removal and retirement. (a) JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION.A judicial qualications commission is created. (1) There shall be a judicial qualications commission vested with jurisdiction to investigate and recommend to the Supreme Court of Florida the removal from ofce of any justice or judge whose conduct, during term of ofce or otherwise, occurring on or after November 1, 1966, (without regard to the effective date of this section) demonstrates a present untness to hold ofce, and to investigate and recommend the discipline of a justice or judge whose conduct, during term of ofce or otherwise occurring on or after November 1, 1966 (without regard to the effective date of this section) warrants such discipline. For purposes of this section, discipline is dened as any or all of the following: reprimand, ne, suspension with or without pay, or lawyer discipline. The commission shall have jurisdiction over justices and judges regarding allegations that misconduct occurred before or during service as a justice or judge if a complaint is made no later than one year following service as a justice or judge. The commission shall have jurisdiction regarding allegations of incapacity during service as a justice or judge. The commission shall be composed of: a. Two judges of district courts of appeal selected by the judges of those courts, two circuit judges selected by the judges of the circuit courts and two judges of county courts selected by the judges of those courts; b. Four electors who reside in the state, who are members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be chosen by the governing body of the bar of Florida; and c. Five electors who reside in the state, who have never held judicial ofce or been members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be appointed by the governor. (2) The members of the judicial qualications commission shall serve staggered terms, not to exceed six years, as prescribed by general law. No member of the commission except a judge shall be eligible for state judicial ofce while acting as a member of the commission and for a period of two years thereafter. No member of the commission shall hold ofce in a political party or participate in any campaign for judicial ofce or hold public ofce; provided that a judge may campaign for judicial ofce and hold that ofce. The commission shall elect one of its members as its chairperson. (3) Members of the judicial qualications commission not subject to impeachment shall be subject to removal from the commission pursuant to the provisions of Article IV, Section 7, Florida Constitution. (4) The commission shall adopt rules regulating its proceedings, the lling of vacancies by the appointing authorities, the disqualication of members, the rotation of members between the panels, and the temporary replacement of disqualied or incapacitated members. The commissions rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, ve justices concurring. The commission shall have power to issue subpoenas. Until formal charges against a justice or judge are led by the investigative panel with the clerk of the supreme court of Florida all proceedings by or before the commission shall be condential; provided, however, upon a nding of probable cause and the ling by the investigative panel with said clerk of such formal charges against a justice or judge such charges and all further proceedings before the commission shall be public. (5) The commission shall have access to all information from all executive, legislative and judicial agencies, including grand juries, subject to the rules of the commission. At any time, on request of the speaker of the house of representatives or the governor the commission shall make available to the house of representatives all information in the possession of the commission which information shall remain condential during any investigation and until such information is used in the pursuit for use in consideration of impeachment or suspension, respectively (b) PANELS.The commission shall be divided into an investigative panel and a hearing panel as established by rule of the commission. The investigative panel is vested with the jurisdiction to receive or initiate complaints, conduct investigations, dismiss complaints, and upon a vote of a simple majority of the panel submit formal charges to the hearing panel. The hearing panel is vested with the authority to receive and hear formal charges from the investigative panel and upon a two-thirds vote of the panel recommend to the supreme court the removal of a justice or judge or the involuntary retirement of a justice or judge for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Upon a simple majority vote of the membership of the hearing panel, the panel may recommend to the supreme court that the justice or judge be subject to appropriate discipline. (c) SUPREME COURT.The supreme court shall receive recommendations from the judicial qualications commissions hearing panel. (1) The supreme court may accept, reject, or modify in whole or in part the ndings, conclusions, and recommendations of the commission and it may order that the justice or judge be subjected to appropriate discipline, or be removed from ofce with termination of compensation for willful or persistent failure to perform judicial duties or for other conduct unbecoming a member of the judiciary demonstrating a present untness to hold ofce, or be involuntarily retired for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Malades, scienter or moral turpitude on the part of a justice or judge shall not be required for removal from ofce of a justice or judge whose conduct demonstrates a present untness to hold ofce. After the ling of a formal proceeding and upon request of the investigative panel, the supreme court may suspend the justice or judge from ofce, with or without compensation, pending nal determination of the inquiry. (2) The supreme court may award costs to the prevailing party. (d) REMOVAL POWER. The power of removal conferred by this section shall be both alternative and cumulative to the power of impeachment. (e) PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING SUPREME COURT JUSTICE. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions of this section, if the person who is the subject of proceedings by the judicial qualications commission is a justice of the supreme court of Florida all justices of such court automatically shall be disqualied to sit as justices of such court with respect to all proceedings therein concerning such person and the supreme court for such purposes shall be composed of a panel consisting of the seven chief judges of the judicial circuits of the state of Florida most senior in tenure of judicial ofce as circuit judge. For purposes of determining seniority of such circuit judges in the event there be judges of equal tenure in judicial ofce as circuit judge the judge or judges from the lower numbered circuit or circuits shall be deemed senior. In the event any such chief circuit judge is under investigation by the judicial qualications commission or is otherwise disqualied or unable to serve on the panel, the next most senior chief circuit judge or judges shall serve in place of such disqualied or disabled chief circuit judge. (f) SCHEDULE TO SECTION 12. (1) Except to the extent inconsistent with the provisions of this section, all provisions of law and rules of court in force on the effective date of this article shall continue in effect until superseded in the manner authorized by the constitution. (2) After this section becomes effective and until adopted by rule of the commission consistent with it: a. The commission shall be divided, as determined by the chairperson, into one investigative panel and one hearing panel to meet the responsibilities set forth in this section. b. The investigative panel shall be composed of: 1. Four judges, 2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Three non-lawyers. c. The hearing panel shall be composed of: 1. Two judges, 2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Two non-lawyers. d. Membership on the panels may rotate in a manner determined by the rules of the commission provided that no member shall vote as a member of the investigative and hearing panel on the same proceeding. e. The commission shall hire separate staff for each panel. f. The members of the commission shall serve for staggered terms of six years. g. The terms of ofce of the present members of the judicial qualications commission shall expire upon the effective date of the amendments to this section approved by the legislature during the regular session of the legislature in 1996 and new members shall be appointed to serve the following staggered terms: 1. Group I.The terms of ve members, composed of two electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one judge from the district courts of appeal and one circuit judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall expire on December 31, 1998. 2. Group II.The terms of ve members, composed of one elector as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, two members of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one circuit judge and one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V shall expire on December 31, 2000. 3. Group III.The terms of ve members, composed of two electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b., one judge from the district courts of appeal and one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall expire on December 31, 2002. g.h. An appointment to ll a vacancy of the commission shall be for the remainder of the term. h.i. Selection of members by district courts of appeal judges, circuit judges, and county court judges, shall be by no less than a majority of the members voting at the respective courts conferences. Selection of members by the board of governors of the bar of Florida shall be by no less than a majority of the board. i.j. The commission shall be entitled to recover the costs of investigation and prosecution, in addition to any penalty levied by the supreme court. j.k. The compensation of members and referees shall be the travel expenses or transportation and per diem allowance as provided by general law. NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROHIBITION ON PUBLIC FUNDING OF ABORTIONS; CONSTRUCTION OF ABORTION RIGHTS. Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment provides that public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benets coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This prohibition does not apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, or a case of rape or incest. This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. With respect to abortion, this proposed amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of privacy under Article I, Section 23 of the State Constitution is broader in scope than that of the United States Constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Prohibition on public funding of abortions; construction of abortion rights. (a) Public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benets coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This subsection does not apply to: (1) An expenditure required by federal law; (2) A case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a lifeendangering, physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, which would, as certied by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed; or (3) A pregnancy that results from rape or incest. (b) This constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. NO. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 3 (Legislative) Ballot Title: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental benets, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and deleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 3. Religious freedom.There shall be no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace, or safety. Except to the extent required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, neither the government nor any agent of the government may deny to any individual or entity the benets of any program, funding, or other support on the basis of religious identity or belief. No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. NO. 9 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SURVIVING SPOUSE OF MILITARY VETERAN OR FIRST RESPONDER. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from serviceconnected causes while on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a rst responder who died in the line of duty. The amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt such surviving spouses homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The amendment denes a rst responder as a law enforcement ofcer, a correctional ofcer, a reghter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effect January 1, 2013. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benets, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fty thousand dollars and up to seventy-ve thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specied therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-ve and whose household income, as dened by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an ofcial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably identies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f) By general law and subject to conditions and limitations specied therein, the Legislature may provide ad valorem tax relief equal to the total amount or a portion of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property to the: (1) Surviving spouse of a veteran who died from servic e connected causes while on active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces. (2) Surviving spouse of a rst responder who died in the line of duty. (3) As used in this subsection and as further dened by general law, the term: a. First responder means a law enforcement ofcer, a correctional ofcer, a reghter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. b. In the line of duty means arising out of and in the actual performance of duty required by employment as a rst responder. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Ad valorem tax relief for surviving spouses of veterans who died from service -connected causes and rst responders who died in the line of duty This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII permitting the legislature to provide ad valorem tax r elief to surviving spouses of veterans who died from servic e-connected causes and rst responders who died in the line of duty shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 10 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to: (1)Provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by counties, municipalities, school districts, and other local governments on tangible personal property if the assessed value of an owners tangible personal property is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000. This new exemption, if approved by the voters, will take effect on January 1, 2013, and apply to the 2013 tax roll and subsequent tax rolls. (2) Authorize a county or municipality for the purpose of its respective levy, and as provided by general law, to provide tangible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance. This is in addition to other statewide tangible personal property tax exemptions provided by the Constitution and this amendment. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions. (a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such portions of property as are used predominantly for educational, literary, scientic, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general law from taxation. (b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to the value xed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value xed by general law not less than ve hundred dollars. (c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as dened by general law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an existing business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be specied by general law. The period of time for which such exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law. (d) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specied by general law. The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by general law. (e)(1) By general law and subject to conditions specied therein, twenty-ve thousand dollars of the assessed value of tangible personal property is subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation. Tangible personal property is also exempt from ad valorem taxation if the assessed value of such property is greater than twenty-ve thousand dollars but less than fty thousand dollars. (2) A county or municipality may, for the purposes of its respective tax levy, provide additional tangible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance, subject to this subsection and as provided in general law. (f) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real property dedicated in perpetuity for conservation purposes, including real property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or by other perpetual conservation protections, as dened by general law. (g) By general law and subject to the conditions specied therein, each person who receives a homestead exemption as provided in section 6 of this article; who was a member of the United States military or military reserves, the United States Coast Guard or its reserves, or the Florida National Guard; and who was deployed during the preceding calendar year on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature shall receive an additional exemption equal to a percentage of the taxable value of his or her homestead property. The applicable percentage shall be calculated as the number of days during the preceding calendar year the person was deployed on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature divided by the number of days in that year. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Tangible personal property; ad valorem tax exemption.The amendment to Section 3 of Article VII providing that property is exempt from tangible personal property tax if the assessed value of such property is greater than twenty-ve thousand dollars but less than fty thousand dollars shall take effect January 1, 2013, and applies to assessments for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2013. NO. 11 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 (Legislative) Ballot Title: ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; LOW-INCOME SENIORS WHO MAINTAIN LONG-TERM RESIDENCY ON PROPERTY; EQUAL TO ASSESSED VALUE. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general law and subject to conditions set forth in the general law, to allow counties and municipalities to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equal to the assessed value of homestead property if the property has a just value less than $250,000 to an owner who has maintained permanent residency on the property for not less than 25 years, who has attained age 65, and who has a low household income as dened by general law. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benets, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fty thousand dollars and up to seventy-ve thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specied therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant either or both of the following an additional homestead tax exemptions: (1) An exemption not exceeding fty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-ve and whose household income, as dened by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars ; or (2) An exemption equal to the assessed value of the property to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate with a just value less than two hundred and fty thousand dollars and who has maintained thereon the permanent residence of the owner for not less than twenty-ve years and who has attained age sixty-ve and whose household income does not exceed the income limitation prescribed in paragraph (1). The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant these this additional exemptions exemption within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an ofcial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably identies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. NO. 12 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7 (Legislative) Ballot Title: APPOINTMENT OF STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT TO BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to replace the president of the Florida Student Association with the chair of the council of state university student body presidents as the student member of the Board of Governors of the State University System and to require that the Board of Governors organize such council of state university student body presidents. Full Text: ARTICLE IX EDUCATION SECTION 7. State University System. (a) PURPOSES. In order to achieve excellence through teaching students, advancing research and providing public service for the benet of Floridas citizens, their communities and economies, the people hereby establish a system of governance for the state university system of Florida. (b) STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. There shall be a single state university system comprised of all public universities. A board of trustees shall administer each public university and a board of governors shall govern the state university system. (c) LOCAL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES. Each local constituent university shall be administered by a board of trustees consisting of thirteen members dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The board of governors shall establish the powers and duties of the boards of trustees. Each board of trustees shall consist of six citizen members appointed by the governor and ve citizen members appointed by the board of governors. The appointed members shall be conrmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of ve years as provided by law. The chair of the faculty senate, or the equivalent, and the president of the student body of the university shall also be members. (d) STATEWIDE BOARD OF GOVERNORS. The board of governors shall be a body corporate consisting of seventeen members. The board shall operate, regulate, control, and be fully responsible for the management of the whole university system. These responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, dening the distinctive mission of each constituent university and its articulation with free public schools and community colleges, ensuring the wellplanned coordination and operation of the system, and avoiding wasteful duplication of facilities or programs. The boards management shall be subject to the powers of the legislature to appropriate for the expenditure of funds, and the board shall account for such expenditures as provided by law. The governor shall appoint to the board fourteen citizens dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The appointed members shall be conrmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of seven years as provided by law. The commissioner of education, the chair of the advisory council of faculty senates, or the equivalent, and the chair of the council of student body presidents, which council shall be organized by the board of governors and consist of all the student body presidents of the state university system president of the Florida student association, or the equivalent shall also be members of the board. PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012 NOTICE OF ELECTION I, Kenneth W. Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on November 6, 2012, for the ratication or rejection of proposed revisions to the constitution of the State of Florida. NO. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: HEALTH CARE SERVICES. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage; permit a person or an employer to purchase lawful health care services directly from a health care provider; permit a health care provider to accept direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; exempt persons, employers, and health care providers from penalties and taxes for paying directly or accepting direct payment for lawful health care services; and prohibit laws or rules from abolishing the private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service. Species that the amendment does not affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide; affect which health care services are permitted by law; prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers compensation; affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010; affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; or affect any general law passed by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature, passed after the effective date of the amendment, provided such law states with specicity the public necessity justifying the exceptions from the provisions of the amendment. The amendment expressly provides that it may not be construed to prohibit negotiated provisions in insurance contracts, network agreements, or other provider agreements contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Health care services. (a) To preserve the freedom of all residents of the state to provide for their own health care: (1) A law or rule may not compel, directly or indirectly, any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage. (2) A person or an employer may pay directly for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for paying directly for lawful health care services. A health care provider may accept direct payment for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services. (b) The private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service may not be abolished by law or rule. (c) This section does not: (1) Affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide. (2) Affect which health care services are permitted by law. (3) Prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers compensation. (4) Affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010. (5) Affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services, except that this section may not be construed to prohibit any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. (6) Affect any general law passed by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature after the effective date of this section, if the law states with specicity the public necessity that justies an exception from this section. (d) As used in this section, the term: (1) Compel includes the imposition of penalties or taxes. (2) Direct payment or pay directly means payment for lawful health care services without a public or private third party, not including an employer, paying for any portion of the service. (3) Health care system means any public or private entity whose function or purpose is the management of, processing of, enrollment of individuals for, or payment, in full or in part, for health care services, health care data, or health care information for its participants. (4) Lawful health care services means any health-related service or treatment, to the extent that the service or treatment is permitted or not prohibited by law or regulation at the time the service or treatment is rendered, which may be provided by persons or businesses otherwise permitted to offer such services. (5) Penalties or taxes means any civil or criminal penalty or ne, tax, salary or wage withholding or surcharge, or named fee with a similar effect established by law or rule by an agency established, created, or controlled by the government which is used to punish or discourage the exercise of rights protected under this section. For purposes of this section only, the term rule by an agency may not be construed to mean any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. NO. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: VETERANS DISABLED DUE TO COMBAT INJURY; HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to Section 6 of Article VII and the creation of Section 32 of Article XII of the State Constitution to expand the availability of the property discount on the homesteads of veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury to include those who were not Florida residents when they entered the military and schedule the amendment to take effect January 1, 2013. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benets, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fty thousand dollars and up to seventy-ve thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specied therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-ve and whose household income, as dened by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an ofcial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably identies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Veterans disabled due to combat injury; homestead property tax discount.The amendment to subsection (e) of Section 6 of Article VII relating to the homestead property tax discount for veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE GOVERNMENT REVENUE LIMITATION. Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the existing state revenue limitation based on Florida personal income growth with a new state revenue limitation based on ination and population changes. Under the amendment, state revenues, as dened in the amendment, collected in excess of the revenue limitation must be deposited into the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches its maximum balance, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum nancial effort required from school districts for participation in a state-funded education nance program, or, if the minimum nancial effort is no longer required, returned to the taxpayers. The Legislature may increase the state revenue limitation through a bill approved by a super majority vote of each house of the Legislature. The Legislature may also submit a proposed increase in the state revenue limitation to the voters. The Legislature must implement this proposed amendment by general law. The amendment will take effect upon approval by the electors and will rst apply to the 2014-2015 state scal year. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 1. Taxation; appropriations; state expenses ; state revenue limitation . (a) No tax shall be levied except in pursuance of law. No state ad valorem taxes shall be levied upon real estate or tangible personal property. All other forms of taxation shall be preempted to the state except as provided by general law. (b) Motor vehicles, boats, airplanes, trailers, trailer coaches and mobile homes, as dened by law, shall be subject to a license tax for their operation in the amounts and for the purposes prescribed by law, but shall not be subject to ad valorem taxes. (c) No money shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of appropriation made by law. (d) Provision shall be made by law for raising sufcient revenue to defray the expenses of the state for each scal period. (e) Except as provided herein, state revenues collected for any scal year shall be limited to state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior scal year plus an adjustment for growth. As used in this subsection, growth means an amount equal to the average annual rate of growth in Florida personal income over the most recent twenty quarters times the state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior scal year. For the 1995-1996 scal year, the state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior scal year shall equal the state revenues collected for the 1994-1995 scal year. Florida personal income shall be determined by the legislature, from information available from the United States Department of Commerce or its successor on the rst day of February prior to the beginning of the scal year. State revenues collected for any scal year in excess of this limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches the maximum balance specied in Section 19(g) of Article III, and thereafter shall be refunded to taxpayers as provided by general law. State revenues allowed under this subsection for any scal year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature in a separate bill that contains no other subject and that sets forth the dollar amount by which the state revenues allowed will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours after the third reading of the bill. For purposes of this subsection, state revenues means taxes, fees, licenses, and charges for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state government. However, state revenues does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state; revenues that are used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenues used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund elective expansions made after July 1, 1994; proceeds from the state lottery returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund; balances carried forward from prior scal years; taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services required to be imposed by any amendment or revision to this constitution after July 1, 1994. An adjustment to the revenue limitation shall be made by general law to reect the scal impact of transfers of responsibility for the funding of governmental functions between the state and other levels of government. The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this subsection. SECTION 19. State revenue limitation. (a) STATE REVENUE LIMITATION.Except as provided in this section, state revenues collected in any scal year are limited as follows: (1) For the 2014-2015 scal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenues collected during the 2013-2014 scal year multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus four one-hundredths. (2) For the 2015-2016 scal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for scal year 2014-2015 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus three one-hundredths. (3) For the 2016-2017 scal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for scal year 2015-2016 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus two one-hundredths. (4) For the 2017-2018 scal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for scal year 2016-2017 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus one one-hundredth. (5) For the 2018-2019 scal year and thereafter, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for the previous scal year multiplied by the adjustment for growth. (6) The adjustment for growth for a scal year shall be determined by March 1 preceding the scal year using the latest information available. Once the adjustment for growth is determined for a scal year, it may not be changed based on revisions to the information used to make the determination. (b) REVENUES IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITATION.State revenues collected in any scal year in excess of the revenue limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches the maximum balance specied in Section 19(g) of Article III, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum nancial effort required from school districts for participation in a state-funded education nance program, or, if the minimum nancial effort is no longer required, returned to taxpayers as provided by general law. (c) AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION. (1) The state revenue limitation for any scal year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Unless otherwise provided by the bill increasing the revenue limitation, the increased revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph shall be used to determine the revenue limitation for future scal years. (2) The state revenue limitation for any one scal year may be increased by a three-fths vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Increases to the revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph must be disregarded when determining the revenue limitation in subsequent scal years. (3) A bill increasing the revenue limitation may not contain any other subject and must set forth the dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours after the third reading in either house of the legislature of the bill in the form that will be presented to the governor. (d) AUTHORITY OF THE ELECTORS TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION.The legislature may propose an increase in the state revenue limitation pursuant to a concurrent resolution enacted by a three-fths vote of the membership of each house. The proposed increase shall be submitted to the electors at the next general election held more than ninety days after the resolution is led with the custodian of state records. However, the legislature may submit the proposed increase at an earlier special election held more than ninety days after it is led with the custodian of state records pursuant to a law enacted by the afrmative vote of three-fourths of the membership of each house of the legislature. The resolution must set forth the dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. Unless otherwise provided in the resolution, the increased revenue limitation shall be used to determine the revenue limitation for future scal years. The proposed increase shall take effect if it is approved by a vote of at least 60 percent of the electors voting on the matter. (e) REVENUE LIMIT ADJUSTMENT BY THE LEGISLATURE.The legislature shall provide by general law for adjustments to the state revenue limitation to reect: (1) The scal impact of transfers of responsibility for the funding of governmental functions between the state and other levels of government occurring after May 6, 2011; or (2) The scal impact of a new federal mandate. (f) GENERAL LAW IMPLEMENTATION.The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this section. (g) DEFINITIONS.As used in this section, the term: (1) Adjustment for growth means an amount equal to the average for the previous ve years of the product of the ination factor and the population factor. (2) Ination factor means an amount equal to one plus the percent change in the calendar year annual average of the Consumer Price Index. The term Consumer Price Index means the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, U.S. city average (not seasonally adjusted, current base for all items), as published by the United States Department of Labor. In the event the index ceases to exist, the legislature shall determine the successor index by general law. (3) Population factor means an amount equal to one plus the percent change in population of the state as of April 1 compared to April 1 of the prior year. For purposes of calculating the annual rate of change in population, the states ofcial population estimates shall be used. (4) State revenues means taxes, fees, licenses, nes, and charges for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state government. However, the term state revenues does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state for bonds issued before July 1, 2012; revenues that are used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenues used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund optional expansions made after July 1, 1994; proceeds from the state lottery returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation; receipts of public universities and colleges; balances carried forward from prior scal years; taxes, fees, licenses, nes, and charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, fees, licenses, nes, and charges for services authorized by any amendment or revision to this constitution after May 6, 2011. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. State revenue limitation.The amendment to Section 1 and the creation of Section 19 of Article VII, revising the state revenue limitation, and this section take effect upon approval by the electors and apply beginning in the 2014-2015 state scal year. NO. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 27, 32, 33 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX LIMITATIONS; PROPERTY VALUE DECLINE; REDUCTION FOR NONHOMESTEAD ASSESSMENT INCREASES; DELAY OF SCHEDULED REPEAL. Ballot Summary: (1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation; assessments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also would amend Article XII, Section 27, and add Sections 32 and 33, relating to the Schedule for the amendments. (2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of homestead and specied nonhomestead property to increase when the just value of the property decreases. Therefore, this amendment provides that the Legislature may, by general law, provide that the assessment of homestead and specied nonhomestead property may not increase if the just value of that property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1, subject to any adjustment in the assessed value due to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property which are assessed as provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. (3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limitation on annual changes in assessments of nonhomestead real property. This amendment takes effect upon approval of the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (4) This amendment also authorizes general law to provide, subject to conditions specied in such law, an additional homestead exemption to every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitution within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homestead exemption applied. The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead propertys just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional homestead exemption may not exceed an amount equal to the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year of sale of the property. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if approved by the voters at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if approved by the voters at the 2012 general election. The additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is rst received. The amendment shall take effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently scheduled to take effect in 2019, of constitutional amendments adopted in 2008 which limit annual assessment increases for specied nonhomestead real property. This amendment delays until 2022 the submission of an amendment proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the voters. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided: (a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Floridas aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classied by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use. (b) As provided by general law and subject to conditions, limitations, and reasonable denitions specied therein, land used for conservation purposes shall be classied by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use. (c) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at a specied percentage of its value, may be classied for tax purposes, or may be exempted from taxation. (d) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall change be changed annually on January 1 1st of each year ; but those changes in assessments a. A change in an assessment may shall not exceed the lower of the following: 1.a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year. 2.b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or a successor index reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. b. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 1st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change only as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law ; provided, However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law. (7) The provisions of this subsection amendment are severable. If a provision any of the provisions of this subsection is amendment shall be held unconstitutional by a any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of the such court does shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this subsection amendment (8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either of the 2 two years immediately preceding the establishment of a the new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as follows: 1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. 2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. b. By general law and subject to conditions specied therein, the legislature shall provide for application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person. (e) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specied by general law. (f) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owners spouse if at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following: (1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property. (2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved. (g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as dened by general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law However, ; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (4), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a change of ownership or control, as dened by general law, including any change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law ; However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (h) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) and (g) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law However, ; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as dened by general law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as dened by general law, including any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law ; However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (i) The legislature, by general law and subject to conditions specied therein, may prohibit the consideration of the following in the determination of the assessed value of real property used for residential purposes: (1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of improving the propertys resistance to wind damage. (2) The installation of a renewable energy source device. (j)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based upon the current use of the property: a. Land used predominantly for commercial shing purposes. b. Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable. c. Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public. d. Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial shing facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities. (2) The assessment benet provided by this subsection is subject to conditions and limitations and reasonable denitions as specied by the legislature by general law. SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benets, up to the assessed valuation of $25,000 twenty-ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than $50,000 fty thousand dollars and up to $75,000 seventy-ve thousand dollars upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of 98 ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of Section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specied therein, the legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding $50,000 fty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age 65 sixty-ve and whose household income, as dened by general law, does not exceed $20,000 twenty thousand dollars The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an ofcial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably identies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f) As provided by general law and subject to conditions specied therein, every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) applied is entitled to an additional homestead exemption for all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead propertys just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption may not exceed the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for a period of 5 years or until the year the property is sold, whichever occurs rst. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one exemption provided under this subsection shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if this amendment is approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if this amendment is approved at the 2012 general election, but the additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is rst received. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assessments.The amendments to Sections 3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, providing a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property, providing an additional $25,000 homestead exemption, authorizing transfer of the accrued benet from the limitations on the assessment of homestead property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on January 29, 2008, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next general election, shall take effect January 1 of the year following such general election. The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII creating subsections (f) and (g) of that section, creating a limitation on annual assessment increases for specied real property, shall take effect upon approval of the electors and shall rst limit assessments beginning January 1, 2009, if approved at a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall rst limit assessments beginning January 1, 2010, if approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g) of Section 4 of Article VII initially adopted as subsections (f) and (g), are repealed effective January 1, 2023 2019 ; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amendment abrogating the repeal of subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g) which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 2022 2018 and, if approved, shall take effect January 1, 2023 2019 SECTION 32. Property assessments.This section and the amendment of Section 4 of Article VII addressing homestead and specied nonhomestead property having a declining just value and reducing the limit on the maximum annual increase in the assessed value of nonhomestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. SECTION 33. Additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who recently have not owned homestead property.This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII providing for an additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who have not owned homestead property during the 3 calendar years immediately preceding purchase of the current homestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2011, or if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2012. NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2, 11, AND 12 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE COURTS. Ballot Summary: Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitution relating to the judiciary. The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be repealed by a general law enacted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional revision eliminates the requirement that a general law repealing a court rule pass by a two-thirds vote of each house, thereby providing that the Legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved by a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the repeal. The court could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by the Legislature, but if the Legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, this proposed revision prohibits the court from further readopting the repealed rule without the Legislatures prior approval. Under current law, rules of the judicial nominating commissions and the Judicial Qualications Commission may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed to repeal by general law enacted by a majority vote of the legislators present. Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commission, and appointments by the Governor are not subject to conrmation. This revision requires Senate conrmation of a justice of the Supreme Court before the appointee can take ofce. If the Senate votes not to conrm the appointment, the judicial nominating commission must reconvene and may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to ll the same vacancy was not conrmed by the Senate. For the purpose of conrmation, the Senate may meet at any time. If the Senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice will be deemed conrmed and will take ofce. The Judicial Qualications Commission is an independent commission created by the State Constitution to investigate and prosecute before the Florida Supreme Court alleged misconduct by a justice or judge. Currently under the constitution, commission proceedings are condential until formal charges are led by the investigative panel of the commission. Once formal charges are led, the formal charges and all further proceedings of the commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may request, and the Judicial Qualications Commission must make available, all information in the commissions possession for use in deciding whether to impeach a justice or judge. This proposed revision requires the commission to make all of its les available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives but provides that such les would remain condential during any investigation by the House of Representatives and until such information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice or judge. This revision also removes the power of the Governor to request les of the Judicial Qualications Commission to conform to a prior constitutional change. This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to the Judicial Qualications Commission, and makes other nonsubstantive conforming and technical changes in the judicial article of the constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 2. Administration; practice and procedure. (a) The supreme court shall adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts including the time for seeking appellate review, the administrative supervision of all courts, the transfer to the court having jurisdiction of any proceeding when the jurisdiction of another court has been improvidently invoked, and a requirement that no cause shall be dismissed because an improper remedy has been sought. The supreme court shall adopt rules to allow it the court and the district courts of appeal to submit questions relating to military law to the federal Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for an advisory opinion. Rules of court may be repealed by general law that expresses the policy behind the repeal enacted by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. The court may readopt the repealed rule only in conformity with the public policy expressed by the legislature. If the legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, the rule may not be readopted thereafter without prior approval of the legislature. (b) The chief justice of the supreme court shall be chosen by a majority of the members of the court; shall be the chief administrative ofcer of the judicial system; and shall have the power to assign justices or judges, including consenting retired justices or judges, to temporary duty in any court for which the judge is qualied and to delegate to a chief judge of a judicial circuit the power to assign judges for duty in that circuit. (c) A chief judge for each district court of appeal shall be chosen by a majority of the judges thereof or, if there is no majority, by the chief justice. The chief judge shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the court. (d) A chief judge in each circuit shall be chosen from among the circuit judges as provided by supreme court rule. The chief judge of a circuit shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the circuit courts and county courts in the his circuit. SECTION 11. Vacancies. (a) Whenever a vacancy occurs in a judicial ofce to which election for retention applies, the governor shall ll the vacancy by appointing for a term ending on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in January of the year following the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. (b) The governor shall ll each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a term ending on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, ROAD TO CALVAR Y CHURCHPastor Appreciation RevivalOctober 1-5 | 7:30 pm nightly Monday: Rev. Clifton Barton Jr. Tuesday: Randall Griffis Wednesday: Troy Alexander Thursday: Tommy Richardson Friday: Rev. Joe RuiseSinging nightly. Special speaker October 7, Sunday morning No night service. | Everyone welcome!Corner of Madison & Stoddard | Glen St. Mary | 259-2213 Rooks General Store 121 N. in St. George, Ga ~ 912-843-2552 Copenhagen Long Cut Straight & Wintergreen/Skoal Extra$2.19 can ~~ $10.99 a roll Copenhagen Long Cut Straight Timberwolf$1.49 can Stokers Tub/Stokers Chew/Longhorn Tub$10.99Redman Silver$1.99 pouchMarlboro Special Blend/72s$34.99 ctn. Longhorn/Redman Snuff/Kayak99 canPall Mall /L&Ms/305s$28.99 ctn. CHECK OUT OUR CIGARETTE SPECIALS Wainwright Meat/Hog Head Cheese Available A Macclenny man was arrested the evening of September 19 after he showed up drunk and uninvited to a north city residence on Katie Ct. and refused to leave after loudly accusing an occupant of being a drug addict. Danny Bray, 49, refused to calm himself after Deputy Matt Yarborough was called to the scene about 9 pm, then cursed the officer and resisted being handcuffed. Minutes before, Mr. Bray had argued with Elexia Strube, 20, and her mother Elyana Atkinson, 39, who also lives at the residence. At one point, he attempt ed to grab Ms. Strubes hair. Mr. Bray was charged with disorderly intoxication and issued a trespass warrant banning him from the area in the future. Just after midnight on Sep27, of Macclenny was jailed on a similar charge after creating a disturbance at Macs Liquors downtown. Both patrons and bar staff said Mr. McCray was arguing and cursing at them, and Deputy Koty Crews arrested him after he refused to calm himself during questioning and instead stepped onto a nearby roadway impeding of Glen St. Mary was arrested for violating an earlier trespass warrant by being at the residence of Lane near Glen. Sgt. Brad Doughtery said he was called to the address in the late morning of September 20 and found the suspect in side seated on a couch. He also learned that Mr. Henderson was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in court. The trespass warrant from the May. Other warrant arrests: erson on September 21 at county jail on a US Marshals warrant for victed felon. St. Mary, arrested at a residence September 18 on a Clay County warrant for battery. clenny, arrested the afternoon of September 18 at the county courthouse on a Columbia County warrant for failure keep a court date. ceville, arrested at county jail the morning of September 19 on a Charlton County, GA warrant for violating probation. erson, arrested the morning of September 19 at county jail on a Duval County warrant for violating probation for possession of narcotics equipment.Drunk intruder arrested aer refusing to leave

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Page Page 10 T B C P ursday, September 27, 2012 The Baker County Fair is quickly approaching and that means its time to gather your entries to display. Whether young or old, consider showing off your talents at the fair. The horticulture and home arts divisions would love to have some fresh competition this year. The fair begins on Friday, October 5 and will run through Saturday, October 13. Gardeners of all ages, both amateur and experienced are invited to show off their plants in the Horticulture division. Adults and youth are judged separately and if youve never shown your plants before, there has never been a better time to start Were looking for hanging baskets, flowering/fruiting plants, foliage plants, bonsai, cacti and succulents, special displays (mixed container gardens, You may enter up to 25 plants, but not more than one of the same cultivar or variety of plant. ceive a ribbon and cash prize, plus a free entry pass to see your plant on display. All plants must have been grown by you and in your possession for at least three months prior to the fair. Before you drop off your plants for judging, all should be cleaned by using a wet cloth to re move dirt from the outside of the pot and remove dead leaves and debris from inside the container. Plants should also be groomed by cleaning any dirt from the leaves and removing any leaves with dead spots or other blemishes. While cleaning and grooming is not required, it will earn extra points with the judges and possibly a better ribbon. However, all plants must be free from disease and insects or they will be bring a list of your plants with common name and scientific name, if known. This will help reduce your wait time while the clerks prepare them for judging. Horticulture entries will be accepted Tuesday, October 2 from 12-7 pm and Wednesday, October 3 from 9 am 2 pm. Please call Cindy Jenkins at 259-9517 if you have questions regarding en try into the Horticulture competition. Art of all kinds made within the last calendar year are accepted for home arts entries. Examples include photography, sculpture, painting, and drawings. Crafts (needlework, quilts, garments, jewelry, wood carving, are just a few of the many crafts you may enter. Showing off your kitchen talent is also one way to score a few bragging rights. Canned products such as vegetables, fruits, relishes, jellies, and sauces will make nice entries. Please keep in mind that U.S.D.A. guidelines must be followed as to proper canning methods. Baked products including breads, pies, cookies, and candies are also a wonderful way to display home talent. Home arts entries will be accepted noon-7 pm on both Tuesday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 3. Baked goods and candies will only be accepted on Wednesday, October 3 from 3-7 pm. In addition, all currently en rolled 4-H members who exhibit an item in the home arts or horticulture divisions will receive an additional $1 premium sponItems must be picked up on Sunday, October 14 from 1-5 pm. Premium money will be forfeited on all items picked up prior to that. In addition, all items not picked up will be donated to charity. The fair will be here before we know it, so start getting your entries ready today. Baker County 4-H is sponsoring an open horse show on Ocistration begins at 8 am and the show follows an hour later. Call for details on registration costs. 4-H pre-registration is $5 per class or $60 for all; 4-H day of show registration is $7 per class or $70 for all. Open pre-registration is $7 per class or $70 for all, open day of show registration is $8 per class or $80 for all; Fun classes are $3 per class.(Alicia Lamborn, Melanie Thomas, and contributed to this article.) 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 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 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 DINKINS NEW CONGREGATIONAL METHODIST CHURCHCR 127 N. of Sanderson Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wed. Night Service 7:30 pmPastor Allen Crews Assistant Pastor Timothy Alford New Hope Church, Inc.23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Childrens Church 11:00 a.m. Evening Services 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all 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 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 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 at Raiford Road ChurchSeptember 30 October 4Sunday at 10:30 am & 6:30 pm Monday-Thursday at 7:00 pm nightly withEvangelist KENNY MARRWe are located approximately 1 mile south of I-10. at 259-6015 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe Baker County Board of County Commissioners has tentatively adopted a budget for 2012/2013.A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on:October 2, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the County Administration Building55 N. Third St. Macclenny, FL 32063 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 THE TENTATIVE ADOPTED AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE REFERENCED TAXING AUTHORITY AS PUBLIC RECORD. BUDGET SUMMARYBAKER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 ESTIMATED REVENUES: GENERAL REVENUE FUND SPECIAL REVENUE FUND TRANSPORTATION FUND HEALTH DEPT TOTALS TAXES 7.1495 MILLAGE PER $1000 AD VALOREM TAXES 7.1495 $1,939,459.00 $3,240,585.00 $52,399.00 $5,232,443.00 SALES AND USE TAXES $1,734,889.00 $25,392.00 $1,084,575.00 $2,844,856.00 PERMITS,FEES & SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS $751,000.00 $572,395.00 $1,323,395.00 INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVENUE $5,803,616.00 $1,109,898.00 $1,688,646.00 $8,602,160.00 CHARGES FOR SERVICES $946,500.00 $52,000.00 $998,500.00 FINES AND FORFEITS $1,500.00 $278,000.00 $279,500.00 COURT RELATED REVENUE $23,094.00 $207,700.00 $230,794.00 MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE $910,762.00 $337,670.00 $181,987.00 $1,430,419.00 OTHER SOURCES $205,000.00 $5,000.00 $210,000.00 TOTAL SOURCES $12,315,820.00 $5,828,640.00 $2,955,208.00 $52,399.00 $21,152,067.00 LESS 5% per F.S. 129.01 -$435,000.00 -$196,517.00 -$118,527.00 -$750,044.00 TRANSFERS IN $4,104,387.00 $4,104,387.00 FUND BALANCES/RESERVES $1,909,891.00 $1,804,755.00 $44,582.00 $3,759,228.00 TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES $13,790,711.00 $11,541,265.00 $2,881,263.00 $52,399.00 $28,265,638.00 EXPENDITURES: GENERAL GOVERNMENT $3,239,559.00 $957,540.00 $4,197,099.00 PUBLIC SAFETY $1,485,151.00 $8,297,411.00 $9,782,562.00 PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT $532,101.00 $725,180.00 $1,257,281.00 COURT RELATED $258,278.00 $773,340.00 $1,031,618.00 TRANSPORTATION $2,128,200.00 $71,372.00 $2,881,263.00 $5,080,835.00 ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT $52,829.00 $315,100.00 $367,929.00 HUMAN SERVICES $1,386,112.00 $52,399.00 $1,438,511.00 CULTURE/RECREATION $630,294.00 $375,122.00 $1,005,416.00 OTHER USES/CONTINGENCY $0.00 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $9,712,524.00 $11,515,065.00 $2,881,263.00 $52,399.00 $24,161,251.00 TRANSFERS OUT $4,078,187.00 $26,200.00 $4,104,387.00 FUND BALANCES/RESERVES TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES/ RESERVES $13,790,711.00 $11,541,265.00 $2,881,263.00 $52,399.00 $28,265,638.00 A motorist stopped on US 90 in downtown Macclenny early on September 21 was arrested for having three varieties of pre scription drugs and methamphetamine powder in her vehicle. Ashley Daniel, 26, of Sander son was spotted running through the stop sign at West Blvd. and US 90 about 1:20 am and Deputy Matthew Yarborough stopped her at the intersection with South 6th. The officer said Ms. Daniel was acting nervous and she gave permission to search the Jeep. Cpl. Ben Anderson found vials of the drugs in her purse. Two other medications were also found, and she had prescriptions for them. Deputy Yarborough also issued warning tickets for running the stop sign and having no drivers license on her person. In another arrest later that morning after 11 oclock, Jessica Floyd, 24, of Macclenny was charged with possession of a controlled drug, introducing contraband into county jail and violating probation. Investigator Chris Volz said he was informed by jail staff that Ms. Floyds boyfriend Charlie Lewis, 35, of Glen St. Mary received a birthday card from the suspect that day, and it contained a powder substance that tested positive for cocaine. He questioned the suspect, who at the time was waiting for the boyfriend in the visitation section. She insisted the powder was from Ambien, a prescribed sleep aid. According to the investigator, that drug contains elements of cocaine. She also claimed she sent it to her boyfriend because he was having trouble sleeping at the jail. The investigator also learned that Ms. Floyd is on probation for a drug-related offense, and the arrests constitute a violation. In a third drug case, a 17-yearold Glen St. Mary youth was charged in a complaint with misdemeanor marijuana possession after a deputy found him and his brother, 19, parked in a vehicle north of Greystone Subdivision early on September 23. Deputy Patrick McGauley said he was on patrol seeking a missing person and spotted two pickup trucks parked near Westside Loop with lights off. The brothers got out of a vehicle that had an odor of marijuana emanating from the interior. The deputy found pot residue on a seat and a baggie in the console. He also issued a warning to the juvenile for underage possession of alcohol and released him to a guardian. The brother was not charged.C aught with three varieties of pills, methTrick or Treat candy is soughtAgain this year, Macclenny community-wide Trick or Treat event during which children and families help make a Happy Halloween for dozens of patients. The nursing home is looking for donations of candy that patients will then distribute to the visitors on October 31. A candy drop-off box is located in the front lobby of the facility on South 5th at the intersection with Lowder. Donations of gift cards should be left at the front desk. Call 2594873 with questions.Get ready with those fair entriesBranch, Dean at MavericksMacclennys Steve Branch and Dean Scallan will kick o a promotional campaign timed with release of their new single Your Ol Ladys Gone at Mavericks at the Jacksonville Landing the evening of September 29. The two, billed as Branch and Dean, have been working in Nashville three years to break into the music world with a National Billboard Chart radio single, and signed with agent SSM Nashville, to be managed by Erv Woolsey, one of the giants in the industry who counts George Strait among his stable of performers. Their promotion team is headed by Gator Michaels, a former head of Warner Brothers. Mavericks, a popular country-western bar and concert venue, is managed by another former Macclenny product, Frank Maloney. Ms. Echevarria of Baldwin diesBeverly G. Echevarria, 72, of Baldwin died on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at her home. She was born in Jacksonville to the late Lacy Anderson and Gertrude Johnson Anderson and lived in Baldwin since 1975 after mov ing there from Jacksonville. Mrs. Echevarria was generous over the years with donations to help children in other countries with Bibles and cloths. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Baldwin and was preceded in death by her 1999. Survivors include sons David Keith Echevarria of Jacksonville daughter Christina Moore (DaJeremiah Moore, Joshua Moore, Jr.; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, September 26 at 11 am at her church. Pastor Bert Hutson and Pastor Lori Hutson officiating. Interment followed at Taylor Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Christopher Faber, 72, of MacclennyChristopher Hays Faber, 72, a nine-year resident of Macclenny, died on September 20, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center with family by his side. He was born in Hackensack, New Jersey on April 25, 1940 to the late HerFaber. Christopher was an avid Cardinals fan and he enjoyed all sports. He was preceded in death Survivors include his brother Stephen W. Faber of Clearwater, FL; sister-in-law Kathryn H. Faber of Vero Beach, FL; nephews nieces Laurie Faber Stitzer and Donna Faber. A memorial service was held Friday, September 21 at 10:30 am at Northeast Florida State Hospital chapel with Chaplain Gene Burnsed officiating. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.Friday memorial for Infant HeapsInfant Jordan Brent Heaps Jr. died on Friday September 21, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center with his family near his side. Family members include his parents Jordan Brent and Jessica Brea Whitney Heaps; sisters Jaiden Brea Heaps and Jetta Brooke Heaps, all of Daytona Beach Shores; maternal grandparents Brent and Lisa Whitney of Macclenny; paternal grandparents Brent Heaps of Orem, Utah and Donna Shaw of Henderson, NV. A private graveside service will be held on Friday September 28 at Taylor Cemetery. V. Todd Ferreria Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrange ments.Carlton Lariscy, of Maxville diesCarlton L. Lariscy Sr., 72, of Maxville died on Sunday, September 23, 2012. Mr. Lariscy was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a retired auto mechanic. He enjoyed cooking, woodworking, com puters, and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by son Carlton Lariscy Jr. of Maxville; daughters Cathy erson, Lynn Looney of Maxville and Cristina Grantham of Valdosta, GA; brother James Clayton Lariscy of Jacksonville; sisMelrose; 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; close friend Lois. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, September 27 at the Forbes Funeral Home chapel in Macclenny. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, September 26 at the funeral home. Kathleen Waldron rites at graveside Kathleen Lois Waldron, 82, of Macclenny died Wednesday, Sept. 19 at St. Vincents Medical Center following a long illness. She was a native of Wellborn, Florida and resided in Jacksonville before moving to Macclenny n 1974. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by parents Thomas John Bailey and Lucilla Boutwell Bailey and her husband Leonard Waldron. Mrs. Waldron is survived by of Keystone Heights and Pam son Dale Waldron of Macclenny; sister Betty Jo Crews of Glen St Mary; brothers Tommy and Greg Bailey, both of Lake City; four grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. A graveside funeral service was conducted at 11 am Saturday, Sept. 22 at Woodlawn Cemetery Bailey of Lake City officiating, liams of Macclenny. Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny was in charge of arrangements. Beverly Echevarria Carlton LariscyFamily gratefulThe family of Millard Bryant would like to express its sincer est appreciation for all the love and support shown to us during the recent loss of our loved one. Your prayers, cards, flowers, food and kind deeds were truly a blessing. A special thank you to Pastor Donnie Williams for an exceptional eulogy that genuinely honored the life and memory of Millard. Heartfelt thanks to the members of Calvary Bap Church for the food. Our deepest gratitude also to Todd Ferreira and staff for their compassionate and thoughtful attention to our family. Please continue to re member us in your prayers.The family of Millard BryantIn loving memory of W.T. (Buck) MannWe are so grateful for the time we had you as a part of our life. You lit up our lives on your way to the greater light of Gods love. THE MANN FAMILYDOLLY, TOM, RONAL D AND CONNIE Heartfelt thankstends its deepest heartfelt thanks to everyone who played a part in the laying of our loved one to rest. Thanks to Combs Funeral Home of Lake City, the Baker County Sheriffs Office, Elder Joe Nathan Margaretta. Thanks to everyone who gave time, food, love, flowers, kind words, thoughts or just a hug. Please know that we love and appreciate you.In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven.Matthew 5:16The family of Lugene RuiseFamily gratefulThe family of Kathleen Waldron would like to thank all of its friends and relatives for their prayers, love, cards and phone calls during this time of need. for presiding over the service. Also, thanks to Guerry Funeral Home for the care of our loved one.The Waldron familyIn loving memory of our son Douglas Wayne Higginbotham Sr.9/19/1960 9/24/2011 Maxville, FL Douglas, its been a year since the Lord took you home, and it seems like yesterday. The Lord only knows how badly we miss your smiles and funny fac es. We know youre in Heaven with Jesus today. He gave you to us to love and cherish for ache for you everyday. We love and miss you, and we will join you in Heaven one day, too. YOUR DADDY AND MAMABROTHER E.D. AND TORIAGARY, JOHN, STEVEN,CHIL DREN, GRANDCHIL DREN AND FAMILY Check it out...bakercountypress.com SHARE Y OUR JO Y & REC ORD Y OUR FA MILY HIST ORY !Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to editor@bakercountypress.com or at 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny4 week deadline on all submissions. We publish obituaries & pictures FREE! Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? 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ursday, September 27, 2012 T B C P Page 13 Page tended the 40th class reunion for the Baker County High School Class of 1972 on September 8, 2012 at the high school cafeteria. The former students were treated to a sit down dinner and a DJ playing hits from that era. Special guests were former teachers Frank Leto, George Petersen, Mary Finley, Naomi Williams with wife Janice. Attending were Sherree Brin peland, Hester Johnson, Lizzie Whitehead, Sammy Norman, Kevin Walker, Phyllis Britt, Amelia Barnes, Glenda Mixon, Marsha Jones, Olivia Crawford, Jeanette Givens, Gerald Cason, Carolyn Hughes, Alice Oswald, Annette Bones, Donna Miller, Cheryl Hart, Marcus Combs, Mott Fraser, Jane Napoli, Le roy Givens, Lavorn Donaldson, Carolyn Williams, Debbie Scott, Gloria Scott, Garry Bones, Mi chael McKinney, Dwight Crews, Sonny Staier, Mitchell Johnson, son, Steve Moran, Oral Lyons, Darrell Giddens, Bobby Hart, Diane Lyons, Vivian Crews, Sara Whitt Lee, Doug Brown, Colon Dicks, Kathy Combs, Jimmy Combs, Ernie Pervis, Jimmy Lawrence, Eddie Davis, Keith Chester Crews, David Jones, Genevieve Lucas and Stephen Williams. AC TIVITIESSeptember 29 BCHS: AFJROTC Car wash 9:00 am. Varsity cheer clinic 9:00 am. BCMS: Miss BCMS Pageant 6:00 pm. October 1 District-wide: School Board meeting 6:30 pm. MES: Journalism 3:15 pm October 2 BCHS: Volleyball home 5:30 pm. WES: SAC Meeting 8:00 am. October 3 BCHS: Underclassmen yearbook photos; Bowling @ Lake City 3:30 pm. MES: Just Say No Club 8:00 am. WES: Merrie Melodies 8:00 am. October 4 BCHS: Swim meet @ Suwanee 4:00 pm; Volleyball @ Terry Parker 5:30 pm; JV Football @ Bishop Kenney 7:00 pm. BCMS: Volleyball @ Madison 6:00 pm. MES: Third grade parent night 6:00 pm. WES: Good Morning Show 8:00 am. October 5 BCHS: FFA Colt; Football vs. Paxon 7:30 pm. October 8 KIS: Book Fair. MES: Cookie Dough delivery. Ag students circa 1948Pictured above are vocational ag students standing outside the FFA and ag building at the former Sanderson School sometime between 1947-49. They are (from left) Billy Bevis, Marcus Dinkins, Curtis Bryan, unknown, Ora Davis, Everett Padgett, Virgil Davis, Vance Hill, Harry Alford, A.J. Dobson, J.D. Dobson (the state forestry winner in 1949) and A.J. Strickland. Mr. Bev is identied the students through Jack Williams of Glen St. Mary, longtime BCHS ag teacher and FFA sponsor. PHOTO COURTESY OF WILHEMINA DOBSON KELLY Happy 18 th Birthday,Brooke TaylorWe love you! Dad, Mom, Logan, Nana, Brad & Papa Happy Birthday, Marquis Paige September 29 Love, Ardris, Trease, LaTrese, Delano, Daytrell, Jayceon Happy Birthday,Gordon PaigeLove, Ardris, Trease Redneck Cookingwill be sellingribs, & boston buttsAt Allure Salon on US 90 in downtown MacclennyFriday 3:00 pm & Saturday 10:00 AmCall 912-843-2393 to pre-order Located inside WalmartWalk-Ins Welcome! No appointment needed!Open 9-9 Mon. Sat., 10-6 Sun. Store Manager: Gina Parker 259-9009 Love, Momma, Daddy, Trace & Spud Happy 18th Birthday, KRISTI STIVENDER United States Championship Wrestling FREE PRO-WRESTLING EVENTBell time 7:00 pmat the Baker County Fairgrounds on the Midway GOOD CLEAN FAMILY FUN!T.V. TAPINGwww.USCW.org Watch U.S.C.W every Friday 10-10:30 pm Comcast Channel 99 DIVA KNOCKOUT SANTANA vs The Executioner CHAMPION LADIES TITLE MATCHUNITED STATES SOUTHERN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP The Real Deal 7 450 Lbs Jake Slater VS. Boss Hog Calhoun MORE MATCHES 6 308 Lbs Uncanny Super Destroyer VS. Brandon Scherer 7 450 Lbs Jason The Giant VS. Bobby Adams Mr. BThe Peoples Referee CANOE LAUNCH | TENT CAMPING | PICNIC | FISHING COVERED PAVILION & LOG CABIN RENTAL spoiledrottenpartyrentals.comWe specialize in all your party needs!In atable bouncers, slides & combos Cotton candy, snow cone & popcorn machines Tents, tables, chairs & more! 813-2474Owners: Jay & Kristen Dyal Mr. and Mrs. PittmanCelebrate their 51st anniversary their 51st wedding anniversary with a recent family dinner. The couple wed on September 25, 1961 in Georgia. Their children include Pamela Pittman, Troye Donaldson and the late Kenneth Pittman. The couple also has grandchildren Galen, Markala, DeAngelo and the late Kenneth, along with four great-grandchildren.Born on July 31 of Glen St. Mary are pleased to announce the birth of Karson Shands Jacksonville. Karson weighed 2 lb., 12 oz. at birth and was 15 inches long. Siblings include Ethan, Eian and anne and Chuck Copeland of PHOTO COURTESY OF VIVIAN CRE W S Attendees of the Baker County High School Class of 1972 reunion.Class of 2 celebrates 40th LAST CHANCE TENT SELL-OFF up to50% OffTent Sale Prices Bring Your Own Truck & Take It Home Today! EASY IN-STORE FINANCING! Discontinued Ashley black dresser and mirror $499 . . . . . . . . . 2 only NOW $288Pub table with 4 stools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NOW $288Odd barstools starting at $38Pre-owned reclining sofa and loveseat . . . . . .NOW $244Large dinnette with 4 castored chairs .NOW $488New large Ashley sectional $1099 . . . . . . .NOW $799Twin size mattress . . $99 eaDiscontinued Ashley comforter sets starting at $99Queen size black bedroom suite includes dresser mirror and queen sleigh bed . . . . .$399Corner desk with built-in seating . . . . . . . . .NOW $40Twin size Dora the Explorer headboards . . . . NOW $88 eaSofa table . . . . . . . . . . . $50Twin size metal headboard $50Bedding & regular store merchandise excluded WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! THROUGH SATURDAY ONLY!COMPLETE FLATSCREEN TV LIVINGROOM PACKAGEIncludes sofa, love sofa 3 pc. table, 50 inch atscreen . . . . . . all for $1599 788 S. 6th St. | Macclenny | 904-397-0370 | Sta ed: M-F 9-9, Sat. 9-1 FALL SPECIALThe kids are back in school, now is the time to do something for yourself! $0Enrollment* & 1 FREE month plus2 FREE training sessions or 2 FREE tanning sessions and 1 FREE t-shirt (per membership)Sign-up between 9/26 and 10/17 and let the tness professionals at Anytime Fitness show you how to get it done! FEATURES:24 hour access Treadmills EFX machines Climbers Bikes Rowers Precor selectorized machines Free weights Tanning beds Zumba Toning Cross t Spin Supplements Nutritional guidance Personal training BOB GERARD | SPOR TS The Wildcat cross country team continues to improve, posting some of their best times against stiff competition. On Saturday, September 23 they traveled to Lake City for the Alligator Lake Invitational. Sixty-three schools from around the state competed in the event with many of the top cross country runners vying for med als. Jacob Stalvey was the top al best of 21:22. All the members personal bests including Caleb out of 133 runners in the Girls sonal best time of 26:06. Shea of 26:41. Kaylann Stafford also posted a personal best of 32:27. Harrison came across the line in 38:11. The runners are starting to they have been putting in their training, said Coach Chris Ar moreda. The Cats will compete Saturday in the Baldwin Indian Cross Country Invitational.BOB GERARD | SPOR TS The BCHS Junior Varsity Wildcats posted an exciting win on September 13, eking out a 13-12 victory over Fleming Island. The Cats defense forced four turnovers in the game, one of which proved the difference as the JV Coach Adam Brunner was thrilled with the victory and his teams progress. Our JV team is a young squad, said Brunner. Were composed mainly of ninth graders who are converting from a Wing-T offense in eighth grade into a spread system this year. They have made progress each game this season adapting to the new offense and it showed in the victory over Fleming Island. 5-yard line of Fleming Island. From there, DeAngelo Thomas ran the ball in for the opening score of the game. Fleming Island moved the ball on the Wildcats but once they got within sight of the goal line they had a hard time punching through the JVs bend tors got into the Wildcat red zone but were turned away inside the 20-yard line. With Fleming Island up 12-6 in the fourth quarter, the Cats recovered a fumble on a punt return to give BCHS the ball at the 30-yard line. Two plays route and the receiver scrambled to the 1-yard line. score. DeAngelo Thomas hit the extra point for the win. yards and a touchdown. Tavian Jackson had two catches for 31 yards. The JV hosts Charlton County this Thursday, September 27 at 6 pm.JV ekes out 1-point win 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 editionwww.bakercountypress.com Download the forms to submit birth, wedding and anniversary announcements@ www.bakercountypress.com

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ursday, September 27, 2012 T B C P Page 15 Page 14 T B C P ursday, September 27, 2012 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 accompanied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Baker 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 advertising 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. 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 Stratos 200proXL bass boat 20.8, 225 Yamaha Vmax, GPS, depth nder, cover, 74 lb. thrust trolling motor, dual live wells, new batteries, on-board charger, very clean, like new, $16,500 OBO. 904424-3891. 9/27p 1998 Seahunt Center Console. $3500. 70 HP oil injected motor, GPS, trolling motor, new batteries, shing gear, life jackets. 259-4297 or 904-477-4359. 9/27-10/4p Liquor license for sale in Baker County. 229-506-9533. 9/27p 12 Fiberglass boat with trailer and 8 HP Mercury 4 stroke with less than 20 hours. $2700 OBO. 386-623-3096. 9/27-10/4p 4 wheeler, Arctic Cat 250. $1000. 904868-3248. 9/27p Finally Fall!! And the Franklin Mercantile is open for your business. We offer antiques, collectibles and much more. Please stop by soon. Fridays and Satur days 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Railroad crossing on Glen. 259-6040. 9/27c Freshly cut hay rolls still in the eld. Well load on your trailer for $35 each. 904-509-0930. 9/27p Camille Beckman hand cream, Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc Landscaping mulch, buy direct, a little or a lot. 259-2900. 3/22tfc Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridges, rubber stamps and much more. We specialize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc Alcoholics anonymous meetings Monday and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904-9947750. 209 Macclenny Ave. 3/1-12/27p To members of Country Federal Credit Union-If you feel like you have been treated in an illegal manner by Country Federal Credit Union, please call 1-800755-1030 for help to report your problems. They will help you. 9/27-10/4p Thomas Daycare. My home. Days/ nights. 25 years experience. Hot meals/ snacks. Episcopal accepted. Cathy Thomas. 259-3678. Cell 904-742-4980. 9/20-27p We install 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Hunting Camp. Power pole, box, well, tank and pump. Yarborough Sportsman Club, Osceola National Forest. 200,000 plus hunting acres. $7000 OBO. W. Mills 352-338-1017 9/27-10/11p Hunting lease available: 3021 acres in Baker County; deer, turkey and hogs. For more information contact AFM at 386518-6344. 9/6-27p Golden Retriever Puppies. Full blooded. $100 each. Call Dana 912-843-8115 or 352-213-0144. 9/27p Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc Happy Jack Mange Medicine promotes healing and hairgrouth to any mange, bare spot, on dogs and horses without steroids. Glen Cash Store (259-2381). www.happyjackinc.com. 9/13-10/4p 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 Experienced Dump Truck driver with at least 2 years veriable experience. Must have clean driving record. Call between 8 am -5 pm only. 904-879-5324. 9/20-27p Se Habla Espanol. Diesel Mechanic wanted. Must have own car. Call Tamera 904-729-7992 for interview. 9/27p Local male CNA wants to take care of your loved one in need. Will treat like his own family. 3 family references. Call 904735-2006. 9/27p Class-A CDL Flatbed drivers. Home on the weekends. All miles PAID (loaded & empty) Lease to own-No money down. Call 866-823-0323. 9/27p Announcer, Hosts, Sales and Cashier positions. Full and part time are available now at WJXR 92.1 FM-Bargain Channel. You must be reliable and over 18 with your own car. We train. To apply, call 25992FM. EOE. 9/27-10/4p Now Hiring for Preschool Teachers. Episcopal Childrens Services is searching for a dependable and dedicated lead teacher for our Baker County Head Start program. CDA credential or AA degree in Early Childhood required. $10.58-$14.10 per hour plus benets. Email resume to hhodges@ecs4kids.org. 9/20-10/4p The Town of Glen St. Mary has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time maintenance employee. This employee will be asked to take necessary courses for the water operator certication exam. Applicants should have knowledge of basic building maintenance, lawn equipment maintenance, organizational skills, and be able to work with the public. Applicants should also be able to operate mowers, tractors and other hand power tools as well as perform a variety of manual labor tasks in the maintenance and repair of town grounds and facilities. Valid drivers license is required. Applications can be obtained at Town Hall, Monday-Friday 8:30 am 12:30 pm or mail your resume to P.O. Box 519, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040. Deadline is Tuesday, October 3, 2012. Equal Opportunity Employer. 9/20-27c New River Public Library Cooperative. Teacher for basic finance classes for adults. High school graduate, knowledgeable in computer use and software applications. Knowledge of basic budgeting, credit and borrowing, saving. Teaching experience preferred. Valid FL drivers license, clean driving record required. $10 per hour, 5 hours/week on Tuesday and/or Wednesday mornings. Apply in person to New River Cooperative, 110 N. Lake Ave., Lake Butler. Applications close on Tuesday, October 2 at 4 pm. 9/20-27c Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspaper 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 accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800-6699777. 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 BR, 1 BA home with CH/A, built 2006, on acre in Kings Manor, Sanderson. $67,500, owner nance $5000 D/P. $700 mo. Call 904-813-1580. 9/27tfc Palm Harbor DW on 1.25 acres. 3 BR 2 BA, CH/A, dishwasher, shed out back. In Macclenny, outside city limits. $89,900 owner nancing available. 259-2630 or 904-334-6500. 9/20-27p Large Lot in the beginning phase of Copper Creek. $45,000. Call 904-236-0823. 9/20-27p 11.47 acres, fenced. Planted timber, pond, 50x60 barn, well, power pole, paved access, $6700/acre. 904-8130046. 9/20-10/4p I buy houses. Cash! Quick sale, fair price. Offer guaranteed. Call 904-425-5132. 8/30-2/21/13p 3.46 acres, north Sanderson, set up for mobile home $42,000. Owner nancing. Call 904-813-1580. 2/10tfc Houses wanted. I buy houses cash. Any condition. Any situation. Call today. 904328-2211. www.jaxhomesell.com. 8/9-11/8p I buy houses/mobile homes. Any condition. All cash. Call 904-655-7778.9/2710/4p House for sale, 3 BR, 1 and partial BA; fenced yard, screened patio. $73,000. Call Janice 904-412-3857. 9/13-20p acre lot just outside city limits with mobile home. Mobile home has no value. $35,000, D/P $1,500, $324/month. Call 813-1580. 7/12tfc 2 story home, 4 BR, 2 BA, small partial apartment on end; home needs minor repairs. $89,500 OBO. 904-874-7860. 9/27p 3 BR, 1 BA large home. Front porch with large yard. $750/mo. plus deposit. 2596849. 9/27-10/4p 3 BR, 1 BA, 1 car garage, brick home. 158 Avon St., Baldwin, FL. Available 10/1/12. $700/mo., $500 deposit. Pet deposit if necessary. 259-3519 or 904635-6590. 9/27p 4 BR, 1 BA brick home, fenced back yard. 385 Barbara Circle, Macclenny. $750/mo. plus $600 deposit, plus pet deposit, if necessary. 259-3519 or 904635-6590. 9/27p Beautiful large DW, 30X80, 4 BR, 2 BA, 16X30 family room, W/D furnished, 1 acre. $950/mo. plus deposit. 653-2157 or 904-314-4762. 9/27-10/4p 3 BR, 2 BA, CH/A, 1 acre with pond, garage. $825/mo., 1st, last and $400 deposit. Double deposit with pets. 2597335. 9/27tfc 3 BR, 2 BA DW, all electric, CH/A, city water and sewage, in Macclenny. Service animals only, non smoker, references required. $800/mo. plus $600 deposit. Call 904-631-8831. 9/27p 14X70 MH, 2 BR, 2 BA with appliances, CH/A, front and back porch. Very clean, in country. 7 miles from Macclenny and 5 miles from Glen. 259-6966. 9/27c 3 BR, 2 BA MH in Macclenny. $550/mo. plus $500 deposit. 904-408-2480. 9/27p 3 BR, 2 BA MH, CH/A. $600/mo. plus $400 deposit. 904-571-9228. 9/27p 3 BR, 2 BA SW mobile home. $650/mo., 1st, last and $300 deposit. Very clean and inside city limits. 904-497-3553. 9/27p Apartment for rent. 2 BR, 1 BA. West Madison Street in Glen. 904-591-3723. 9/27-10/4p 3 BR, 1 BA MH in city limits. First months rent of $580 required plus $300 deposit. Call 259-2787. 9/20tfc 3 BR, 2 BA large SW MH. Vouchers welcome. $775/mo. plus deposit. 904-5629494. 9/20-27p 2 BR, 1 BA MH in Glen. Newly renovated. Must see. Service animals only. $600/mo. plus $500 deposit. 904-5882589. 9/20-27p 3 BR, 1 BA brick home. CH/A, W/D hookups. 423 Azalea Street. $795/mo. plus $795 deposit. 259-6488. 9/27p 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA brick house in Glen. $800/ mo. plus 1st and last months rent. 904219-7372 9/20-27p Clean 3 BR, 1 BA home, nice yard, in Sanderson area, $750/month. Call 8131580 or 259-2255. 9/13tfc Mobile Homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service animals only. $500-575 plus deposit. 904860-4604. 9/1tfc 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 Room for rent in nice, clean doublewide. $100/week. All utilities included. 904-4089106 or 904-219-2690. 8/23tfc 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home in Kozy Korners; $600/mo. 1st and last plus $300 deposit; CH/A service animals only; includes gar bage, lawn service and water; 259-7335. 7/26tfc Mobile homes 2 and 3 BR from $350 to $575/month plus deposit. Garbage, water, sewage and lawn care included. First months rent pro-rated 912-843-8165 or 904-219-2690. 9/6tfc Professional retail office space for lease. Prime location on Hwy 121 Call 259-9022 for details. 11/3tfc Land/Home, Bank Repos, several to choose from. Singlewides and doublewides. Lets deal. 13th Street Home Sales, Alachua, FL Call 386-418-0424. 9/27-10/25c This months special, New 2013 3 BR, 2 BA, factory discount of $8000, only $32,500. Only 3 homes left at this low price. 13th Street Home Sales, Alachua, FL Call 386-418-0424. 9/27-10/25c Wanted, Cash Paid for your mobile home. Flood homes welcome. Call Bruce at 386-418-0435. 9/27-10/25c Handyman Special, 14X60 2 BR, 1 BA, super clean, starting at $6995. Call Bruce at 13th Street Home Sales. 386-4180424. 9/27-10/25c Model Clearance Sale. Save up to $10,000 on all stock homes. Free fur niture with all stock DW models. 13th Street Home Sales, Alachua, FL 386-4180435. 9/27-10/25c New 2013 14 wide Singlewide. Home delivery and set-up, only $18,995. 13th Street Home Sales, Alachua, FL 386-4180438. 9/27-10/25c 2011 Never Titled 3 BR, 2 BA 28X60 Doublewide. Delivery and set-up, A/C included. Only $54,500. Call 13th Street Home Sales, Alachua, FL 386-418-0435. 9/27-10/25c Credit Problems, 575 Beacon or better. 10% cash down youre approved. New 4 BR, 2 BA or new 3 BR, 2 BA. Own your own home. Call for details. 13th Street Home Sales, Alachua, FL 386-418-0424. 9/27-10/25c New 3 BR, 2 BA, 1130 sq. ft. home. 10% cash down payment. Only $318 per mo. WAC. Call 386-418-0435. 13th Street Home Sales, Alachua, FL 9/27-10/25c Bad Credit, Rent-to-Own. 13th Street Home Sales, Alachua, FL. Now has land/ home packages, ready to move in now. Call 386-418-0424. 9/27-10/25c FOR SALE YARD SALESThursday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Old Mercantile Bank in Glen. Womens clothes, S/M, dress shoes 9-9, boys clothes 10/12-14, household items. Friday and Saturday. 8:00 am ? 125 N. to Crews Road, follow signs, 17302 S. Ridgewood Drive. Lots of antiques/tools, collectibles, railroad items, butter churn, cider press, old comic books, furniture, patio set and household items. 259-4169. Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 6765 E. Andrews Street, Glen. King size bedframe, box springs and headboard, clothing, electronics, household and more. Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. ?, 10455 Claude Harvey Road, Glen. 2 family, baby items, baby clothes, misc. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. ?. 6456 Jim Starling Road, Macclenny. Huge Moving Sale, Sale inside so come rain or shine. Antique table, tools, antique radios and parts, Hot Wheels collection, antique trunk, lots of glassware and knickknacks, various pieces of furniture and household items. Everything priced to sell. There is too much to list. Everything must go. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am -?, Moving Sale, Hwy. 90 Mini Storage, units 8 & 9. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 7954 Edna Manning Road. Toddler, women, mens clothing, shoes, name brands, jewerly, misc. items. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 11 Peppermint Ave, Middleburg. Electronics, power tools, exercise equipment, baby, kids clothes, toys, adult clothes, household items, furniture and tons more. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. ?. 1283 Copper Creek Drive. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. From 90, go 1.7 miles north on Hwy 125. Look for signs. Estate, Antique and Yard Sale, Antique lamps, bottles, books, tie tacks, bow ties and much more; pageant dresses and many miscellaneous items. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. ?. 6756 Odis Yarborough Road. Look for signs. S aturday, 8:00 a.m. ?. 717 Chipshot Drive. 3 family, GE dishwasher, TV with stand, Wii games, baby stroller, baby items, all size clothing. Saturday 8:00 a.m. 6:00 and Sunday 8:00 a.m. 12:00 noon. 426 Barber Circle. Clothes, tools, furniture. 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We specialize in problem roofs 259-2563 FREE Estimates NEW CONSTRUCTIONREMODELSREPAIRSWATER HEATERSSUMP PUMPSLocally Owned & Operated 275-2683 | 219-8906CFC1426353 Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal & Shingle Reroofs & Roof Repairs Your hometown contractor! LIC.#RC00670032593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#RB0067070LLC Free Pro Wrestling / US Championship Wrestling Event 6:30 8:30 $10.00 Gate Admission: 6:00 PM Until Closing Unlimited FREE Rides All Night Included In Gate Admission! Includes Professional Rodeo, Harley Holton Band & Chases Racing Pigs $20 Armband: 6 PM Midnight Includes Professional Rodeo, Chases Racing Pigs & Local Entertainers Featuring Free Gospel Music Concerts and PerformancesBeauty Contest 7:30 PM Featuring Tuesday Through Saturday Turbo the Robot and Local Singing FREE Entertainment: Star Search, The Sandman Comedy Hypnosis FREE Entertainment: Star Search, The Sandman Comedy Hypnosis FREE Entertainment: Justin Case Band, Star Search, The Sandman $20 Armband: 6 PM Midnight FREE Entertainment: The Star Search Finals, The Sandman Comedy Thursday, Oct. 4 Sneak-A-Peek Night$10 admission, unlimited FREE rides all night! BOB GERARD | SPOR TS BCHS Wildcat swim team lumbia High on September 18. to the Tigers, they had excellent We had 12 swimmers comson, and still came in with 15 top Because of their limited numbers the Cats could not race in the boys relays. Kelsea Crain, Ashley Jennings, Andrea Clark the 200-meter relay with Amber second in the 200 intermediate medley. Jennings was fourth. Clark was second in the 50Jonathan Mobley was fourth for the boys. Jennings placed third john was third in the 100 free. Matthew Morgan was third in the 100 free and Brandon Wheeler was fourth. Clark, Crain and Jennings was second in the 200 free relay. Pettyjohn, Welborn, Emily Hodges Crain was fourth in the 100 backstroke and Clark fourth in the 100 breaststroke. Matthew Morgan was third for the boys. BOB GERARD | SPOR TS They ran their record to 5-3 with wins over West Nassau, Forrest and Yulee. They defeated the Lady Warriors on September 17 at home 3-0 (25hitting percentage of .389. Kayla Holland had nine digs and two serHancock who was the scoring queen, with 27 service aces over three games. The JV lost 0-2 to drop to 3-4. The Cats took on Forrest on September 18 and won 3-0 (25-7, 25-13, She was outstanding, said Coach Heather Sulkowski. She nearly passed a perfect match with a 2.8 reception grade. kills and hit .571. The JV won to improve to 4-4. a .421 hitting percentage. Holland led the defense with seven digs. Holland and Callie Wheeler .700 percentage that really pleased Sulkowski. Both the middles did fantastic, the coach said. Neither middle had a hitting error for the night. travel to Suwannee on September 27. Swim coach wowed by meet results www.bakercountypress.com SHARE Y OUR JO Y & REC ORD Y OUR FA MILY HIST ORY !Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to editor@bakercountypress.com or at 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny4 week deadline on all submissions.

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Page BOB GERARD | SPOR TS The Baker High varsity football Wildcats notched a big victory on the road Friday, beating Clay County 34-19 in the opening game of district play. The victory avenges a one-point loss at home to the Blue Devils last season that helped keep BCHS from post-season play. A large contingent of the Wildcat faithful made the trip to Green Cove Springs to see the Cats score er. He had a breakout game for the Wildcats, running the ball for 184 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. He threw for a third touchdown. Lawlers metamorphosis into a running quar terback doesnt come as a surprise for fans of Wildcat football. He has been successful running the ball from the quarterback spot at spells this season and last, but was not as dominating as on Friday night. Clay had a hard time stopping Lawler, and that opened up other aspects of the offense. Falon Lee rushed twelve times for 112 yards as BCHS piled up over 300 yards on the ground. Clay tied the game up on its next possession as freshman quarterback Jake Smith hit Wes Weeks on a 69-yard pass play. The Smith/Weeks connection troubled BCHS all game long. Neither team had much success with extra points and the contest was knotted at 6-6. BCHS caught a break on Clays next possession as Blayne Merchant picked off Smith after CeCe Jefferson forced a quick pass. The Cats set up shop at the Blue Devil 5-yard line and Lawler bulled his way up the middle for his second touchdown of the night and a 12-6 lead. The Wildcats extended their lead to 20-6 early ers on a 54-yard pass play for a touchdown. Lee ran in the two point conversion. It looked as if the game might turn into a run away as Falon Lee rambled 61 yards on the next BCHS possession down to the Clay six. Lee was not to be denied on the next play as he ran the ball in for the score. To its credit, Clay was not about to lie down and die. Smith connected with Weeks three times as hooked up on 14-yard scoring pass and catch to narrow the gap to 26-12 at the half. The game got more interesting early in the third quarter after a fumble on a punt return allowed the Blue Devils to set up shop in Wildcat territory at the 41-yard line. Smith found his favorite receiver Weeks at the 17-yard line and on the next play Bilal Ally took the ball in for the score to close the gap to 26-19. The game stayed agonizingly close through the remainder of the second half as both teams poked and prodded, only to be stymied by costly penalties. The Cats got as close as the Clay 14 early in the fourth quarter but were stopped by a penalty and four incompletions. Clay got inside the Wildcat 35 but three incompletions and a penalty halted the drive. The breakthrough came late in the fourth peLawler cracked a 20-yard run into Clay territory at the 35, breaking tackles as he went. Lee ran the ball down to the 10 and four plays later Mike Boone skirted around the end and in for a score. CeCe Jefferson punched in the conversion to give the Wildcats a comfortable win. The Cats racked up 373 yards of total offense with 306 rushing yards on 34 carries and 67 through the air. Defensively they shut down the Blue Devil running attack, limiting them to just 34 with eight tackles and CeCe Jefferson, Jon Kinney, line continued to impress. But statistics are only part of the story. The bigger picture is going on the road and colgame loss to Columbia. This game, particularly the way they secured it at the end, should go a long way to setting them up for the meat of the season. The Wildcats are on the road again this week against the Palatka Panthers, who will be looking to rebound after a heartbreaking on point loss to Creekside in their district opener.BOB GERARD | SPOR TS The Wildcat varsity football team snatched a big win to start their district chase in a positive way. Lets look at how the opposition fared in the heartbreaker to Creekside, whose quarterback JaTwan Honor fueled most of the offense, rushing for 111 yards and passing for 92. He had 145 yards rushing and both touchdowns for Palatka. A missed extra point was the difference in the game. falling to Fleming Island 33-28. Bolles was in position to get a comeback win with four minutes on the clock, but quarterback Colby Peters fumbled and Fleming Island got the ball. 13 despite an impressive aerial game from the Knights. Columbia blocked a punt and ran it in for a touchdown to secure the win. as Bishop Kenny shut out Paxon 32-0. Moronkie Tapper caught seven passes for 132 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns and Cameron Singletary ran for 104 yards. turnovers, one of which was returned for a 76 yard touchdown and the defense also forced a safety in the victory. esting to point out that Yulee running back Derrick Henry broke the state single game rushing record with 502 yards versus Jackson. PHOTOS BY JU D JOHNSON Above, Corey Lawler leaps across the line for yardage. Below at right, No. 11 Marquis Williams backs up John Kinney on the tackle.BOB GERARD | SPOR TS The Wildcats got a big win this past Friday in Springs against Clay County. This week they will face off against Palatka in another important road assesses the games. Press: A big district win for the Cats. What kind of momentum does a win over a team that beat you by one point last season give you going into the meat of the season? Coach: Honestly, I dont consider it to be moin that we are doing the right things as a football program. Friday night was a great measuring stick for us. We executed the game plan and the kids showed that they can handle the excitement of winning a close game. Our team that showed up in the Press: Wes Weeks was the go to guy for the Blue Devils. It looks like he got away with one on the sidelines on Friday that could/should have seen him ejected from the game. Was it a punch or a shove? Coach: Hard to say. I thought Wes had a great game and is a very good football player. You know, thats exactly what happened. You have kids who work all week on the Friday night opponent and sometimes the energy is hard to contain. As far as Im concerned it was two kids battling it out on the Press: big way against Clay. Is his progression something that you have been watching day-to-day in practice or did his performance on Friday surprise you? Coach: As a staff we all knew that Natavian was capable of having the type of game he did Friday night. Our game plan defensively set the stage for guys like him to be successful in stopping the strong Clay running attack. He along with the other defenders did a great job in holding Clay to 34 yards on 24 carries. You cannot ask for anything more than that. Press: What can be done to cut down on the number of penalties during the course of the game? Coach: Penalties happen; thats part of football. My belief and the belief of this staff is that we can handle penalties when a kid is in position or by be ing overly aggressive. It is those lack of concentra just eat you up. I think our kids are getting better at penalties and we will continue to improve as the season progresses. Press: With the importance of extra points and kicker in the off-season so theyll have nine months of work? Coach: Wish I could say it was just that easy. We have kids working all year on kicking and unless you are just a natural kicker or put countless hours in, it is hard to do. We have kind of stumbled onto some thing with two-point conversions as well. We were 2 of 5 on two-point conversions, giving us 4 points after touchdowns. We just felt that we might not have made 4 of 5 PATs if we had attempted them. The result worked out in our favor this game. (Former AD Bobby Harrison was always of the opinion that you broke even running two point conversions as Press: Corey Lawler showed good speed and en durance in the Clay win. Will his legs continue to develop into a big part of the offense or was that just something that Clay was giving you? Coach: Corey had a gutty performance on Friday night. I was proud of not only him, but all of our week. Our game plan dictated that Corey would be running the ball a good bit and Falon understood that. No different at receiver when we told those kids that we might not throw the ball more than 10 times because we wanted to produce a power running attack against Clay. All of our kids were unselfish and we won. As a coach, thats what you strive for. Each week there may be a different player who excels offensively, but as long as the kids take the attitude they had Friday into each game plan, we will Dominance in ground game Opponents results in rst district gamesCoach reacts to Clay Co. win