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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SIN CE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings MIKE ANDERSON PRESS ST AFF After a marathon public hearing in the county courthouse that began at 6:50 pm on July 16 and ended at 1:30 am the next day, county commissioners voted 4-1 to deny a request by Oldcastle Southern Group to mine sand in southeastern Baker County after dozens of people spoke for and against the plan. The proposed sand mining operation would not be advantageous to our community and would not promote the general welfare, said Commissioner James Croft, who moved to reject Oldcastles application for a special zoning exception for mining. Commissioner Adam Giddens cast the dissenting vote. Mr. Croft and others said they did not believe that the proposed mine nearly as much as Oldcastle would, despite the companys claim that its recent agreement with the City of Macclenny to use city reclaimed water in the mining operation would spur economic develop ment. During the more than 5 hours of testimony from dozens of people, some supported the proposal and said it would be an asset to the county, while many others urged the board to Marcus Rhoden, who resides on West River Circle, presented commissioners a petition that he said contained over 2000 signatures of people from all over Baker County all opposed to sand mining. Mark Broughton, representing the Baker County Conser vation Coalition, urged commissioners to kill the proposal, which he said was a product of one of the best jobs of corporate seduction Ive ever seen. Despite Oldcastles statement that the company has no plans to drill into the aquifer, Mr. Broughton and others said they didnt believe that promise would last. No plans to drill is no plans to drill now, he said. He also said last year a company attorney threatened the county with a lawsuit if the mining application were denied, but now its being soft sold with promises of economic development, millions of dollars worth of equipment provided to the City of Macclenny and other enticements. The commissions vote came about three weeks after the countys Land Planning Agency voted 3-1 to recommend approval of Oldcastles zoning application on June 27, follow ing another public hearing that only drew a handful of opponents. The site, roughly 437 acres almost three miles south of Interstate 10 and east of SR 228, is zoned agriculture, a category that permits mining only with an approved special exception from the county. environmental permit from the state this spring and also bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll.The new county re chiefs strong suit: trainingSee page 8 Boys team to state, four others in sectionals See page 15 ONLINE POLL RESULTSHow should B. C. commissioners vote on the proposed zip line park, which generated some opposition from neighboring property owners?67% Yes 25% No 8% Undecided Baker Bullets stroke past Winston at home pool See page 16Sheriffs deputies descended on a residence on D. E. Long Dr. near Macclenny the after noon of July 9 and arrested an occupant on numerous felony and misdemeanor drug possession counts. The raid was the result of an undercover buy conducted at the address in June. Investigator Matt Yarbor ough said Carol Parker, 22, of Macclenny was ar rested following a search of a bedroom where she had been staying off and on. Property owner Pamela Stewart consented to the search that yielded both powder and crack scriptions including opiates and anti-anxiety drugs, par tially smoked marijuana cigarettes, a weighing scale and other paraphernalia. The investigator said items were found on the suspects bed, in her purse and under the bed during the search late that afternoon. Police also found plastic baggies commonly used to package drugs, and they conproceeds from a drug sale. Ms. Parker is also charged with selling Oxycodone and morphine to an undercover buyer at the same address on June 20. An earlier report by Investigator Mike Hauge, who along with Mr. Yarborough handles narcotics cases, said the drugs were purchased for In another felony possession case, Deputy Trey McCullough arrested David Bell, 36, of Macclenny for having 96.5 grams of packaged marijuana in a vehicle that was stopped downtown the afternoon of July 9 because the driver was not wearing a seat belt. Mr. Bell toss the vacuum pack behind the front passenger seat in a vehicle driven by Larry Smiley, 55, of Glen St. Mary. JOEL ADDINGTON N E WS EDITOR email@example.comWhen Anthony Bennett and his wife Catherine started a restaurant in Macclenny eight years ago, health insurance was not something they talked about. It did not even occur to us, Mr. Bennett recalled. We never really ever went to the doctor. They were in their 30s and healthy and their two children had affordable coverage through Florida KidCare, a gov ernment subsidized program for modest income families. Plus, health insurance rates on the private market were too high, said Mr. Bennett, 44. That could change later this year when a federal healthcare exchange, known as the Healthcare Marketplace, launches in October and be gins selling private plans to uninsured Floridians, some of whom will be eligible for federal subsidies to buy coverage. Mr. Bennett and another small businessman in Sander son, Greg Sheppard, both unin sured today, say theyll certainly weigh their options when the time comes. Mr. Bennett says his familys been pretty lucky when it comes to healthcare, knock on wood. The couple and their children havent experienced any serious medical conditions. Theyve gotten routine medical care at the health department, emergency room or the CVS Minute Clinic as needed, paying cash for the services. When Mr. Bennett broke his foot helping out a friend, the friends homeowner insurance paid for hospital care. Beyond his wifes annual checkup and treatment for a few minor incidents, they rarely need healthcare. They dont take regular medications and they remain relatively healthy. Still, Mr. Bennett said, theyve reached the age when regular doctor visits could Unless its mandatory, I dont go, he said. Mr. Bennets family history which includes diabetes, strokes and heart attacks concerns him nonetheless. You name it, they had it, he says of his parents. The biggest challenge to getting coverage, he admits, has been the cost. We had an insurance agent come in one day, but at the time it was just way out of our reach. And we never really checked back into it, he said. As details of plans available through the federal exchange become available, Mr. Bennett said he will consider them. Today, however, he says he knows little to nothing about healthcare reform or how it will im pact him and his family. If its within our reach, well get insurance, he said. I see a lot of doctor visits in our future. Annual visits are very important for people our age. Mr. Sheppard, 50, of Sanderson and his wife are also small business owners. Hes a consultant and she owns two party stores. Theyve lacked health insurance since Mr. Sheppard lost his job two years ago. We looked into buying it but it was just outrageous minimum things, he said. Not being covered hasnt been a huge burden thus far for the Sheppards, either. But if something catastrophic happened, Mr. Sheppard expects it would wipe them out. Wed have to cash out of our businesses, he said. Like Mr. Bennett, Mr. ShepCarol ParkerSO raids residence used for drug sale PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Catherine and Anthony Bennett, owners of Baker Grill in Maccclenny, have lacked health insurance for eight years.S ee page 4 S ee page 4 PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON County commissioners face a packed courtroom for public hearings Tuesday night.Sand mine denied by board 4-1S ee page 5
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence. Letters must reect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public. The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspapers judgement does not meet standards of publication. CONT 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 PPage3JULY 18, 2013 Page 2 T B C P ursday, July 18, 2013One of the most frequent complaints Ive heard from adults and children alike about Baker County is its lack of fun, family-friendly activities. It usually sounds something like this: Why dont we have a movie theatre or a bowling al ley? Its no wonder our kids get into mischief, theres no skat ing rink or go-karts. Im sure all those things will come to the area in due time. Perhaps after a few decades pass, and growth from Jacksonville pushes further west, we will see the chain restaurants and shops, big city amusement options and cookie-cutter subdivisions. Then, Baker County will look much like the rest of Florida. Today, however, Mark and Allison Broughton have plans to develop a 20-acre zip line park across from the state hospital, and I thought county residents would be delighted to have a family-fun activity so close to home. Turns out there were some detractors worried about the park ruining their peace and quiet, the hallmark of living in the country. After all, thats what draw many people here. The opposition took me off guard, nonetheless. During the Great Recession, when development ground to a halt, Id almost forgotten about the not in my backyard attitude that small communities often exhibit to changes. In the boom years, it was more common. When new development, whether it be additional homes, hotels or mud bogs, sought approvals, the not-in-my-back-yarders would emerge to decry the projects traffic or noise or ugliness. It appears the economy is improving and the protection ist, anti-growth instincts have re-emerged, mostly among neighbors of the planned zip line park. Resistance to mining, of any kind, I understand. The zip line park a recreational activity with little to no environmental impacts and the potential to draw visitors and their money here well, its a no-brainer. Kudos to the county com mission for listening to the few but vocal critics, and approving the park project this week. See next weeks edition for details. I must say I was up to my sash in beauty pageants this past weekend. Im not a beauty pageant kind of guy, but I might as well have been. As guy in charge of all things technical at the high school auditorium, I set up the lights and sound for the Forestry Pageant. Meanwhile, a couple of hundred miles away, a much bigger pageant was going on that I was following with great interest. My wife Kelley and son Spencer were in St. Petersburg for the Miss Florida pageant. Girls from all over the state were vying for the title of Miss Florida and a chance to repre sent the state at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City in September. So, why do I have a dog in this hunt? Simple. Spencers girlfriend Myrrhanda Jones was Miss Palm Coast and in the running for the title. Spencer had spent much of the weekend cheering her on through the preliminaries and the swimsuit, talent and platform competitions. Myrrhanda, a real sweetie, had been preparing for some time. She was at our house a few weeks ago. We like to eat, and when we all get together we cook a lot of stuff. It was all lost on her, however. Myrrhanda is in pageant mode, Spencer explained. She has a very strict diet. What, does she only eat nuts and berries like a bear? Kind of. Today is my fruit day, she said. I can only eat fruit. Tomorrow is my vegeta ble day. I dont suppose you have an ice cream and brownie day. I wish. Kelley scared up some melon and pineapple and bananas for her. Myrrhanda was moving right along through the preliminaries. She had done well in the swimsuit competition and her platform was right up near the top. Every contestant has a plat form, a cause they support, and she has a great one. She has a non-profit called Comfort for Kids, which furnishes stuffed animals to seriously ill children. Her stuffed animals have raised over half a million dollars to support Childrens Mir acle Network. She also has a patent pending on a device to help make ATVs safer. She was in a terrible accident that killed her sister when she was 12. The device has a built-in level in case of an ATV flips. It detects the roll and automatically dials five numbers. The first is 911. It has a GPS locator to guide police and rescue to the scene of the accident. The other four numbers can be programed in. Kelley and Spencer had a real case of nerves about the talent competition with the biggest point total. Myrrhanda is a Gatorette captain and twirls at an amazing rate. She had three batons flying through the air while she spun around three times. They were rolling across her shoulders and neck while she ducked and dodged its pretty impressive. The judges must have thought so too, because she won the competition. It began to dawn on us that she had a real chance of winning. Im teaching summer school at the high school so I had to rely on texts to keep up with the latest news. Sure enough, she made the top ten, in the run ning for the crown. On Saturday night, she was picked to go first in all the events. She nailed her talent on the big stage, looked great in swimsuit and evening wear, and made it through to the top five. Spencer was a nervous wreck as she came closer and closer. At one point he looked at his mom and said, You know, she just might win this thing. The judges started weeding down the competition. When Miss Duval County, who Kelley considered her top opponent, went fourth runner-up, they were on the edge of their seat. Third, second now it was Myrrhanda and a girl from St. Augustine. Bam! Fireworks and fanfare she won! Spencer and Kelley were so busy hugging that they forgot to take pictures of her being crowned and sashed. On to Atlantic City. Were making travel arrangements. Son Dylan brought up a good point. If Myrrhanda is Miss Florida, doesnt that make Spencer Mr. Florida? Strangely enough, this is not my familys first foray into Miss America. Back in the dim days of the pageant, my dad, who was a jazz musician, played in the band in Atlantic City. In those days it was less highly controlled and he got to chat up a lot of the girls, including winner Bess Meyerson, who he always claimed was just as sweet as she was beautiful. 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Entire confrontation could have been eliminated if [Zimmerman] would have stayed in his car. Sorry a 17-year-old boy had to lose his life. Tricia Martin: The prosecutions case was weak at best. If this had originally gone to a grand jury I dont believe there would have been a trial. Instead we allow the court of public opinion to pressure the prosecution into bringing charges. I be lieve the system worked how it was designed. Greg Sheppard: Finally a jury who looked at all aspects of the evidence and made the right decision. Chris White Harvin: Maybe he shouldnt have gotten out of his ve hicle, but there is no law that says he shouldnt have. The man defended his life! He did not break any laws. He should have never been arrested! Learn the law people. Samantha Mann: He followed an innocent child, provoked a confrontation and when the victim fought back he shot and killed him. No justice in this case! It amazes me that people dont see the basic principles. Clayton Yarbrough: Its not about principles, its about the law and Zimmerman broke no laws. If anyone follows you, and you attack them, then you can be charged as well. Jenepher King: He was told by 911 to leave the boy alone. If you had a strange man come after you, dont you think youd ght for your life, also? Cyndi Starling: This was a tragic incident that could have been pre vented by both parties. My sympathies to Trayvons parents for their loss and congrats to Zimmerman for his exoneration. Both parties have suered loss and both are responsible. Trayvon lost his life and Zimmerman has too. He will never be able to What you had to say ... MY SIDE OF THE MATTERROBERT GERARD Dear Editor:Baker County Little League hosting All-Star softball teams from all over north and central Florida, in both district and sectional tournaments. Fans, coaches and players parents from those teams had high praise for the remarkable successful completion of more than thirty games, despite nine inches of rain including the remnants of a tropical storm quagmire of clay. That success would not have been possible without the hard work of a core group of volunteers who worked tirelessly to able condition every day. To name all the people who demonstrated their commitment to carrying on the long tradition of excellent hospitality that BCLL is known for throughout the Little League community in Florida would be nearly impossible. From the Baker County Recreation Department, to the sheriffs department, concession workers, the umpires and district tournament people and the made a key contribution. There were two people who earned special recognition for their efforts. Billy Sullivan spent untold hours moving ing them into playing condition after the daily torrential downpours. Les Stone, owner of Stone Transport, generously opened his warehouse on weekends and donated multiple pallets of bags of QuickOur league is blessed to be part of such a great community where people still know the value of commitment and dedi cation. Thanks to all those who truly did step up to the plate.Melissa Burnsed Tournament Director Baker County Little LeagueLETTER TO THE EDITOR On Point In PrintJoel Addington Volunteers were truly All-StarsKudos for approving zip line park idealive a normal life no matter the outcome. We as parents are responsible for our children until they turn 18 and if something happens to them then we as parents should be held accountable for it. He was far from a kid. He was a young man with a lot of time on his hands. He was already in trouble and causing trouble, he should have been at home that time of the night and not out walking the streets. Cynthia Taylor Maxwell: We are so quick to judge and form our own opinions about other peoples situations. Yes its true that we have freedom of speech. We are free to express our opinions, and we are free to post them on Facebook. But sometimes we dont need to, because no matter how much freedom we have, words hurt. We are alive today but none of us knows what tomorrow holds. Today its Trayvon, but tomorrow it could be your child or mine. Covey Paige: After reading the majority of these comments, I can honestly say that I am elated that I no longer live in Baker County. I see a lot of peo ple still live and think inside the box. Adrian Williams: Bottom line is its not right for anyone to be shot and killed by anybody for any reason. The facts are that George Zimmerman has a criminal record too, so why is Tray von Martin the only one being called a thug? Join the discussion on Facebook by searching The Baker County Press and liking our page.
ursday, July 18, 2013 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, July 18, 2013recently signed a 50-year deal with the City of Macclenny to use treated wastewater in its mining operation, which officials said would negate the need to drill deep into the Floridan Aquifer. The company agreed to finance construction of a pipeline to carry reclaimed water from the citys sewage treatment plant to the proposed mining site. The gray water is presently discharged into Turkey Creek under a permit issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Oldcastle also agreed to a city stipulation that the company build a pipeline corridor large enough to accommodate water and sewer lines for future growth and development in the largely vacant southeastern portion of the county. The city would provide the water and sewer pipes and Oldcastle would do the installation. After the mining operation ends the company would transfer ownership of 375 acres to the city. The pact with the city, which has received the support of state environmental authorities and the countys planning and zoning department, was a factor in the LPAs recommendation for approval. Ed Preston, planning and zoning director, told the LPA board and the county commission that ing plans be approved. He said the application met all the crite ria in the countys comprehensive plan and land development regulations. Dennis McClelland, gen eral manager of Oldcastles agcompany only planned to mine eight hours a day and would not need to withdraw water because the citys supply was enough. pard is taking the wait-and-see approach on healthcare reform. Implementing Obamacare Though the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is now more than three years old, some of its key provisions, like the socalled individual mandate to have insurance, dont take effect until January 1, 2014. Other parts of the law costfree preventative care, a prohibition against denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions, elimination of lifetime limits on coverage, allowing children to remain on their parents insurance until 26 years old, among others are already in place. Yet other provisions, includ ing the penalty for large employers not offering coverage to fulltime workers, have been delayed until 2015. Baker County residents are not covered by health insurance, according to the Florida Department of Health, and as of next failing to have coverage. They are among some 2-to3 million uninsured Floridians, a group being targeted by a national Get Covered campaign, which is funded through the Affordable Care Act. The landmark law requires that nearly every American obtain health insurance by January 1 or pay a penalty through their federal income taxes. The penalty could be as low as dollars depending on income. Adults earning less than federal income taxes and thereAlso exempt from the penpercent of income 2015 and even more in later years are those who would have to pay more than 8 percent of their annual income for premiums. Proponents of the law say one of the keys to reducing healthcare costs in the future is getting more people covered by insurance. That way, they argue, fewer people will seek out emergency treatment at hospitals, where costs are the highest, and more will seek care before illnesses be come so debilitating and so expensive to treat. Obamacare also established federal subsidies for lowand middle-income Americans to buy insurance on the federal exchange. Those earning between 100400 percent of the federal pov be eligible for the subsidies on a sliding scale. In other words, the more income you have, the smaller your subsidy will be. to sell health plans to Floridians on the federal exchange. To do so, the plans must cover include emergency services, hospitalization, maternity and pe diatric care, mental health and substance use disorder care, laboratory services, preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management, among others. But the details of most of the plans to be offered to Floridians remain a mystery. Brenda Dirske, a sales rep for Humana, said while the govern ment has announced who will qualify for subsidies, little is cause most insurers wont make such information public. They dont want to show their hand, she said, adding that plan able starting October 1. She said the average annual around the country, however, is before any subsidy is applied. Research published by the Florid Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy in Tallahassee last month shows the anticipated cost of coverage for an average enrollee in the federal exchange based on income. The average enrollee South Florida. The projected costs were gleaned from one insurer which did share its rates with states wrote Greg Mellowe, who performed the research and authored the centers report. The monthly cost of coverage for an average enrollee, after subtracting federal subsidies from premiums and out-of-pockcome level, the Mr. Mellowes analysis revealed. It also included the maximum costs at varying incomes, which higher end. Though enrollment in the federal insurance exchange begins October 1, coverage will not become effective until January 1, 2014, when the individual man date to have health insurance kicks in. Thats also the date when in surers are no longer permitted to refuse individual or group coverage based on pre-existing conditions. The law also puts limits on how much insurers can vary rates for those with pre-existing conditions. Uncertainty remains Those restrictions may work in Sheppards favor. They spend tions to manage various conditions. But Mr. Sheppard said hes still wary about participating in the federal exchange, at least anytime soon. Instead, hes awaiting a quote from a private company in Clearwater that ap pears to have the most affordable rates hes seen. Theres just not enough information out there about what [the exchange] will offer, he said. Its the fear of the unknown. In the future, however, Mr. Sheppard intends to compare whats eventually offered in the exchange to whats available elsewhere. As small business owners, de employees, the Sheppards and the Bennetts will also have access to a separate federal exchange and their employees. Similar to the exchange for individuals and families, enrollment in the Small Business Health Options Program or SHOP exchange begins October 1 with coverage starting January 1. According to www.healthcare. gov, the federal website where individuals and small business owners will be able to compare and purchase coverage, employers may control what type of coverage they offer and how much they contribute to the costs. They may also be eligible for small business healthcare tax credits for up to 35 percent of the employer contribution. That provision is effective today. While uninsured lowand middle-income Americans will sidies to make private health insurance more affordable, a nar row group of the poorest people in Florida will not receive the assistance due to the states decision not to expand Medcaid, the federal and state funded health insurance program for poor families. Currently, Medicaid eligibility is restricted to low-income mothers and mothers-to-be. Childless individuals do not qualify regardless of income. After Obamacare was challenged in court by a number of states, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold most of the laws provisions but struck down a mandatory expansion of Medicaid to individuals up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, or The expansion would have been funded largely with federal dollars through 2016. The courts decision made it optional for the states to expand the program, and state leaders here decided against it, saying they feared federal funding would be pulled in the future. Governor Rick Scott eventually reversed his stance against expansion after hospital groups lobbied for it. Hospitals stand to lose considerable sums to uncompensated care if the legislature continues to refuse to expand Medicaid. Florida CHAIN, a consumer health advocacy organization, estimates there are 700,000 childless adults in Florida with incomes below 100 percent of the who will not qualify for Medicaid and not qualify for subsidies to purchase insurance on the exchange. For additional information about healthcare reform, please visit the following sites online: kff.org/infographic/the-require ment-to-buy-coverage-underthe-affordable-care-act/ healthcare/facts/timeline/index. html The driver claimed to have been unaware his passenger had drugs in the 1986 Ford stopped on College Ave. at the railroad. Mr. Smiley was ticketed for the seat belt violation. Under Florida law, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana is a felony. M ACCLENNY CITY C OMMISSION Visit us online at www.integrityhealth.org VBS is here! You are invited toThe Lords Church in Taylor for Vacation Bible School The weekend farm fun isJuly 19 July 21from 4-8:00 pm 788 S. 6th St. | Macclenny | 904-397-0370Sta ed: M-F 9-9, Sat. 9-11 $1 Enrollment Fee2 2 Free Tanning Sessions3 $3 Off Monthly Fees**Offer good through 7/31/13. UNCLAIMED BOND MONEY 09-23-2012 MOISES PATTON, Depositor Bond Receipt# 201817 $1,244.50 F rom page 1SO raids residence 409 W. 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The rectangular parcel, located between Tom Norman Road and Estates Street, is presently zoned by the county as timberland resiindustrial on the citys future land use map and zoned as industrial warehouse if the proposed annexation ordinance is approved. David Burnham, owner of Burnham Construction Co. in Macclenny, told commissioners he plans to buy the property and use it initially to store road con struction materials, including aggregates, lime rock and asphalt, to be loaded each morning and hauled to various job sites. Future ing, he said. located on South 7th Street adjacent to CSX railroad tracks, but his heavy equipment and construction materials are stored elsewhere between jobs. He said he wants to consolidate his business and have a place where all 34 of his employees can work at one location, though most of them would have their trucks loaded and headed for job sites between 6-8 am. There would be 10 to 15 people, tops, working there full time, said Mr. Burnham, whose residence on Raintree Drive is only a block or so away from the property he wants for his business. His plans met plenty of resistance from nearby homeowners during the city hearing last week, including Joseph Meadows, who said he works for a civil engion Birch Street at the entrance to Macclenny II. Ive worked around aggregate materials, Mr. Meadows said. They generate a lot of dust. Mr. Burnham assured the board and the audience that sprinklers spraying water over the mounds of construction material would be employed to control the dust. Assistant City Manager Roger Yarborough said Mr. Burnhams plans could be put in the form of a planned unit development, or PUD, to give the city more con trol by imposing restrictions and conditions on the business, such as fencing and buffering. Mr. Meadows wasnt so easily swayed. He stuck to his position that the proposed industrial use for the existing wooded and residential parcel is inappropriate. You dont want a large storage of aggregate materials there, he said, adding that hes a proponent of free enterprise and pri vate property rights but that a lot of people have put a lot of money into nice homes in Macclenny II. From a planning standpoint maybe thats not even something that should be considered, he told commissioners. Jimmy Wingate, who also owns a home on Birch Street, told commissioners that he works in the Jacksonville Building and Zoning Department and knows that its quite unusual to have commercial property directly adjacent to residential property. Everything in there is residential, Mr. Wingate said, and this would be industrial, not commercial. It seems like you could With its county-designated zoning as timberland residena trailer park could go in there if the land stays in the county. That didnt seem to bother the half a dozen or so protesters in the audience. Id rather see 50 mobile homes than industrial (activity), Mr. Wingate said, noting that front end loaders, bulldozers and other heavy equipment operating early in the morning would not be a welcome addition to the neighborhood. Its true that equipment would be loaded sometimes as early as 6 am, Mr. Burnham said. There will be some noise, but not full time, not hours on end. Mayor Gary Dopson admitted to being tugged in different directions. On the one hand, he said he would like to help Mr. Burnham with his business plans, but on the other hand he said he has a little bit of heartburn about putting commercial next door to residential. City Manager Phil Rhoden will invite Mr. Burnham and other interested homeowners to meet with him at city hall to discuss the matter further to see if their concerns could be addressed and, hopefully, resolved. The easiest way to accomplish that, he said, would be in a PUD. We may be creative in this, Mr. Rhoden said. In addition to agreeing to leave a buffer of trees standing to shield his proposed business from neighbors, Mr. Rhoden said. Mr. Burnham has also offered to work with the city to pave Tom Nor man Road. Mr. Burnham said during the July 9 hearing that his employees and his company trucks would only use Tom Norman Road when arriving and leaving work. his company on Estates Street, he said. Eventually, commissioners voted to table the annexation hearing until after both sides of the controversy have met with the city manager in an effort to reach a compromise. We want to keep you and any other local businesses we can, Mayor Dopson told Mr. Burnham. However, we have to adhere to certain standards. 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Trader Jos&Lily Rose NEW LINES OF: UPSCALE RETAIL OUTLET 707-1331 50%OFF Police arrested a Macclenny man and charged him with aggravated assault by pulling a knife on another man the afternoon of July 12 while at an address on CR 139B west of Glen St. Mary. Willie Dempsey Jr., 23, told Deputy Koty Crews that Michael Waters Jr., 25, threatened him with a shovel about 3:40 after he went to the latters resiMr. Waters insisted that Mr. Dempsey came to his address attempting to sell him an ounce of cocaine, and that he picked up the shovel in self-defense after the accused brandished the knife and threatened to kill him. Mr. Waters added that Mr. Dempsey accused him of being a snitch. Mr. Waters version was backed by Emily Barton, 20, and her mother Catina Barton, 40, both of whom also reside at the address. Eilene Combs, 33, was with Mr. Dempsey when they were stopped by police after the elder Ms. Barton called police, and initially backed his version of events. Later, she recanted and said she was not with him, but was picked up after the incident. to search her Pierce Rd. residence and vehicle, and both the knife and a baggie of cocaine were found in an adjacent yard. In another case, criminal complaints for aggraHadley, 58, and Cody Hutson, 18, both of Macclenny after a confrontation with Thomas Braddy, 22, of Macclenny at a residence on Eagle Dr. Mr. Braddy told Deputy Chad Montean he was summoned to Mr. Hutsons address on the same street about 3:40 and they argued about an ex-girlfriend. Mr. Hutson denied swinging an ax at Mr. Braddy, and Mr. Hadley denied brandishing a pistol when the argument heated up. filed against Ashton Amerson, 27, and Mikeya Washington, 18, both of Macclenny following an altercation on Rock Ct. in the west city. Deputy Cle ments Leo said both were struck in the head with the same bottle and received minor injuries. State Hospital on July 8 accused a male employee of injuring his son back in March by striking him with employee allegedly caused bruises and swelling to the head of the patient, age 34. The father told Deputy Jeremiah Johnson his son noted he was unable to contact the NEFSH employee. multiple charges against a north county man who went berserk at the Macclenny Walgreen Pharmacy the afternoon of July 13 when informed his prescription Store employees told Dep uty Tony Norman that James Simpson, 40, of Sanderson cursed loudly and swept merchandise off shelves about 5:30 when a pharmacist insisted she needed permission from his phymedication. The pharmacist said at one point Mr. Simpson attempted to force his way into her department to make good on an earlier threat over the telephone to kick her a**. Another employee told the deputy the suspect grabbed an item off a shelf and threw it at her when she ordered him to leave. Once outside, Mr. Simpson retrieved two tomatoes from his pocket and threw them at the entrance doors. He was arrested in Glen St. Mary shortly after by Deputy Jermiah Combs based on the de scription of his dark colored van. Mr. Simpson was booked at county jail for felony attempted burglary, assault, criminal mischief and disturbing the peace. In another incident at a retail location on South 6th, a customfrom the Citgo Station the afternoon of July 8. Sheriffs investigator Rodney Driggers said Benjamin Cline, 25, of Macclenny turned himself in at county jail on July 10 and confessed to taking the cash from the top of a register about 1 pm on July 8. The store clerk told Deputy Chad Montean a customer handfuel and he placed it on the register until the sale was complete. In the meantime, Mr. Cline and a second male entered the store, and the tape depicts him reaching for the money while the clerk was distracted, then running outside to a white pickup truck. He was booked for petty theft. A semi tractor-trailer parked behind the Exxon Store on South 6th St. in Macclenny south of Interstate 10 was apparently stolen sometime during a 28-hour period ending the evening of July 14. Driver Derrick Carter of Macclenny told Deputy Tony Norman he parked the rig about 5:15 pm the previous day and returned the following evening The 2013 Peterbilt tractor and 2008 refrigerated Great Dane trailer belonged to Wisconsin-based Royal Express. In other vehicle-related thefts, a surveillance video from nearby Baker Beverage depicted a white female entering two vehicles parked overnight at a residence at W. Macclenny Ave. (US 90) and 7th St. on July 14. Later that afternoon police were called when Sean Robbins of Jacksonville found his 2005 Ford pickup ransacked and a .38 caliber pistol missing. Kaylee White, who lives at the address, told Deputy tion were lifted from her 1997 Chevrolet. The video depicted the suspect exiting from a white passenger car that morning between 3-4:30 am. deputy Trey McCullough on July 13 that a camera 2005 Ford SUV during the early morning hours of June 25. porting, Ms. Delp replied that she was unfamiliar with the process. discovered property missing from his former residence on Ashley Ct. near Macclenny and currently under foreclosure. jacks and autographed balls with a total value of taken from the residence of William Hand on Ivy St. in Macclenny during the evening hours of July 8. Deputy Earl Lord said he interviewed one of the persons the owner named as suspects, and he denied involvement. An Olustee man is charged with both felony and misdemeanor domestic battery following a confrontation that occurred at the home of his girlfriend on Forest Lane in Olustee the morning of July 12. Deputy Chad Montean arrested Thomas Schnee, 22, for battery by strangulation, a felony, of Jim Brown, 54, the father of his girlfriend April Brown, 23. He is also charged with battery on Ms. Brown the previous evening. Mr. Brown told the deputy that Mr. Schnee appeared at the residence to retrieve belongings early on July 12 and attacked him when told he was not welcome. The boyfriend had been staying there with Ms. Brown for several months. The father also said that Mr. Schnee pushed his daughter to the ground the previous evening during an argument, then poured beer on her. The daughter cona statement, noted Deputy Montean. In another case, William Hubbard, 56, was arrested for domestic battery on estranged girlfriend Sheila Zajkowski, 49, at their residence on Brent Lane in south Macclenny the afternoon of July 9. Ms. Zajkowski and a neighbor who lives in an adjacent trailer at Dixie Trailer Park told Deputy Robert Simpkins that Mr. Hubbard grabbed the victim by the arm, then punched her in the face before leaving on a bicycle. The suspect was located at the county courthouse shortly after and said he cycled there to inquire about a restraining order because the ex-girlfriend has a drug problem and he wanted her to move out. He denied striking Ms. Zajkowski and denied arguing with her the previous evening, an event that allegedly led up to the physical confrontation. Deputy Simpkins noted that Mr. Hubbard appeared to be intoxicated when interviewed at the court house. A woman reported to police by other motorists for reckless driving in the vicinity of Glen St. Mary the afternoon of July 10 was arrested for drunk driv ing and named in a complaint for possession of two kinds of con trolled drugs. Deputy Matt Riegel said he got behind a 2000 Ford dualaxle pickup driven by Vicky Sin gleton, 55, of Glen based on earlier descriptions and observed it southbound on CR 125, where the pickup veered onto the right shoulder several times, then across the center line. Ms. Singleton appeared unsteady on her feet with slurred sobriety tests. She initially gave the deputy a false name, and her true identity was determined via a vehicle registration and matching license photo. Deputy Riegel learned that her license was revoked for failure to submit a medical report and charged her with driving without a license. She was also charged with refusal to submit to sobriety testing, not wearing a seat belt and failure to maintain a single lane. The deputy noted that Ms. Singleton was in possession of amphetamine and anti-anxiety medication contained in a pill vial with someone elses name on it. In other arrests, Ezekial Register Jr., 48, of Glen was charged with disorderly intoxication the morning of July 12 shortly after he attempted to enter the residence of Romona Robinson on South 9th St. in Macclenny. Ms. Robinson told Deputy Robert Simpkins that Mr. Register was knocking on her door and windows about 7:40 am. When suspect standing in the middle of 9th St. with his clothing in disarray. The deputy noted that Mr. Register became unruly when taken to county jail, where he was served with a warrant from Gulf County for failure to pay child support. He claimed he wanted entry to Ms. Robinsons house to smoke marijuana with her. rested Lisa Harris, 21, of Macclenny at the home of her mother Rhonda Knowles in Pine Oak Cir. trailer park off SR 121 south. The mother called police be cause Ms. Harris was intoxicated and wanting to stay with her, and told Deputy Clark she evicted her several months ago due to drug and alcohol abuse. She was charged with disor derly conduct. The sheriffs department ar rested an Olustee woman and her boyfriend from Lake City on July 11 and charged them with being part of a counterfeit check cashing ring that struck several branches of First Federal Bank of Florida that day, including the Macclenny location on South 6th. A third suspect in the local case, Miquelle Tiki Jones, 37, of Olustee, is being sought. Anntonette Robinson, 20, of Olustee and her boyfriend Antonio Thomas, 26, of Lake City, were charged with felony fraud after they were questioned at county jail by investigators from Baker and Columbia counties, along with the U.S. Secret Ser vice. Deputy Jacob Satterwhite responded to a call from the local bank branch that afternoon about 2:45 when Mr. Thomas from Florida Gateway College. Branch vice-president Dana Wood told the deputy Ms. Robinson and Ms. Jones had earulent. They also were issued on Gateway checks in the suspects names. Ms. Wood was also aware that had turned up at other First Federal branches in Columbia and Suwannee counties. Ms. Robinson told Investigator Chris Volz she was approached by Ms. Jones, who is her cousin, and asked if she wanted to make some cash by presenting a check issued in her name. She and Mr. Thomas said they met three other black males in a Lake City parking lot and drove to Macclenny. Ms. Robincashing it. She also identified one of the other accomplices as Reginald Cherry, who police learned later is her boyfriend. Both Mr. Thomas and Ms. Robinson insisted they did not know the other two. In another fraud case, a criminal complaint names Justin Harvey, 34, of Macclenny for cashing two worthless checks at Baker Beverage in Macclenny back in April. Investigator Volz said the been electronically deposited by the suspects wife, and have since been repaid by his mother. Mr. Harvey was interviewed on July 11 at county jail where he is serving time for another fraud case. A Glen St. Mary man arrested the morning of July 12 for driving on a suspended license was wanted in Clay County for failure to appear in court for the same offense. Deputy Koty Crews said he stopped Ralph Stokes, 42, on CR 125 south after observing the suspects Mazda turn abruptly into a private drive after the deputy got behind him. The officer parked on the roadside, and shortly after noon stopped the vehicle when it reentered CR 125. In the meantime, Deputy Crews learned that Mr. Stokes license had three susand child support. In other similar arrests, a chronic license offender was jailed after Deputy Chris Walker saw him driving on MLK the afternoon of July 11. of the status of the license of Anthony Gray, 38, of Macclenny with its 15 suspensions for failure in court. inald Keith, 26, of Macclenny the morning of July 10 after spotting him driving a 2003 Chevrolet on CR 127 north of Sanderson. that Mr. Keith did not possess a valid license. stopped a 2001 Chevrolet pickup driven by Johnathan Mann, 22, of Sanderson after noting it had no tag light on SR 229 south in the late evening of July 13. Mr. Manns ten license suspensions are for offenses ranging from failure to submit to a breath or urine test to failure to pay Brian Sessions, 42, of Baldwin on Reid Stafford Rd. south of Sanderson about 3 am on July 14 after noting his 1997 Chevrolet pickup had an expired tag. Mr. Sessions was driving on a A shoplifter attempting to leave the Walmart in Macclen ny with three televisions and clothing the morning of July 13 doused two employees with pepper spray as they attempted to stop her from exiting through the garden center. One of the employees was able to wrestle a shopping cart away from the suspect and recover the told Deputy Johnny Hodges the shoplifter followed her back into the store and continued spraying her in an attempt to get the cart back. The suspect was described as a black female clad in a pink shirt and black pants. Both of the employees who were sprayed were female, and one of them told Deputy Hodges she confronted the suspect as she approached the last point of sale about 10:40 and asked to see a receipt. The woman then pulled a can of pepper spray from a shirt pocket and administered a dose to the employees face. As the employee pulled the shopping cart away and ran back into the store, her assailant con tinued spraying her, then turned the can on the second employee Both of the workers declined medical assistance at the scene. Walmarts store security employee told Deputy Hodges he saw the women get into a grey Toyota passenger car with a temporary license tag. It was driven by a black male wearing a white tank top, but police were unable to locate it. In other Walmart cases, Brea Hill, 21, of Lake City was arrested the evening of July 12 for attempting to leave the store pajamas and shorts. She was observed about 9 pm placing the items in a purse. St. Mary was arrested in the late morning of July 9 after he was pants pockets and donning two T-shirts before trying to leave the store. Value of the merchandise was white male wearing black shorts and no shirt ran north on CR 228 shortly after he was seen taking three movies. A clerk followed him out and the suspect returned the movies, then ran off. The driver of a Chrysler van that he approached after leaving the store told the clerk he was unaware of incident. Antonio Thomas Anntonette Robinson James SimpsonMan brandishes knifeSemi rig, trailer stolen Had suspended licenseGoes amok aer he is denied his medication SHARE YOUR JOY & RECORD YOUR F AMIL Y HISTORY !Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to email@example.com or at 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny4 week deadline on all submissions. CLASSIFIED DEADLINEMonday at 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! COPIESBlack & white/Full colorT O M110 South Fifth St.
ursday, July 18, 2013 T B C P Page 9 Page 8 T B C P ursday, July 18, 2013 JOEL ADDINGTON N E WS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgTaxpayers, students, teachers and administrators all could be winners if the Baker County school districts tentative budget remains largely unchanged. Though still in draft form, the chief Marcelle Richardson the af ternoon of July 15. Mrs. Richardson began her presentation before the school board with a warning, however, saying, This (the budget) will change. It was something she would repeat throughout her review of an 8.2 percent growth in overall spending. Part of the increase was attributed to higher contributions for employee pensions, which raises for teachers, both of which were mandated by the state. The tentative spending plan million from reserves to the balance total expenditures. Theres day. The school board balanced this years budget by dipping into reserves as well. We dont spend all that we budget, or we dont get all the revenue we expected, Mrs. Richardson told the panel, cautioning them against taking the proposed budget too literally. Absent from the budget workshop was school board member Jesse Davis. The good news for students and teachers is that the draft budget shows boosted per student spending from the state, which will give the district about rooms. Most of the increase for teacher salary increases passed by the legislature and signed into law by the governor. Property owners could also benefit from the new budget since it reduces school taxes by more than 5 percent from the previous year. This is not a tax increase, declared Mrs. Richardson. The property tax, or millage, rate announced this week, mills, which is equivalent to school district levies, in addition to city, county, water manage ment district and hospital au thority taxes. The proposed tax rate is the lowest in at least 17 years. Its also 4.6 percent less than the current rate and 6.2 percent less than the so-called rolled-back rate, or the rate that would generate the same dollar amount in tax proceeds as the previous year. The school district, mean in local tax revenue if the tentative rate is adopted by the school board. Thats about 5.5 percent less than the sum raised this year. Mrs. Richardsons budget presentation also showed board members, who remained silent for most of the review, the list of capital outlay projects expected for the coming budget year. million for capital outlay for bigticket purchases and construction work. Among the projects: tilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) in the high school gym, band room and building 1 on the roof of Keller IntermediMrs. Richardson said the current the money will address that. Keller Intermediate media cen Richardson called this line item a high priority that includes new computers and upgrades to existing computers, among other work. Mrs. Richardson said the coun tys network of dirt roads wreaks havoc on the chassis of school buses, reducing their useful life. Weve been buying three a year, but we really need to be re The tentative tax, or millage, rate will be advertised next week. The school board must adopt the 2013-14 budget by September 30. The next public hearing on the proposed budget and tax rate is scheduled for July 29 at 5:15 pm at 270 South Blvd. in Macclenny. Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal & Shingle Reroofs & Roof Repairs Your hometown contractor! LIC.#RC00670032593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#RB0067070LLC VITAS brings Hospice Home in Baker CountyAt VITAS, patients and families come rst. VITAS cares for patients right where they want to be in their homes, wherever home may be for them. VITAS patients and families receive compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual support. VITAS expert sta is available around-the-clock. Offices in Duval, Nassau and Baker Counties. 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Following paramedic and EMT training, he spent the next with the Big Corkscrew Island Fire Control and Rescue District, also in Naples. He left there for teaching positions in the Fort Myers area at a community college, and later, the Lee County School District. Ill admit it, said the fire chief. I was a little burnt out. The major problem was theres not a lot of volunteer departments down south, and in Lee County they were at their cap and werent accepting volunteers. After three years with the school district, it was time to website and found the job posting for the opening here. About two months later, following two interviews and a meet-and-greet the job. It all happened pretty fast, said Mr. Marfongella. The husband and father takes the helm of a department here with 50-plus volunteers man ning eight stations responsible for protecting life and property inside a roughly 585-square-mile area. And hes doing so at a time when revenue is falling, retainequipment is aging. There are issues to deal with more staff. Theres some training issues; not that their training is bad, but getting more of it and more hands on stuff, he said. emy, theres a lot I can teach that they havent been able to teach in-house. And, obviously, revenue issues. We all have revenue issues. The new chief is very big on training. He repeated a phrase he heard It holds true, said Mr. Mar fongella. Im a big fan of training ... When the bad stuff happens, you rely on your training, and hope everything goes well, he said. big changes in the near term, be yond revamping the training reg imen. He expects to rely heavily on grants for new equipment, as the county has done in the past, and hopes to boost recruitment and retention, particularly during the day time hours when response to calls are the slowest. Mr. Marfongella describes his leadership style as very diplomatic, to a point. My door is always open to (volunteers); always, he said. I will always take their ideas and concerns. Whether I act on those suggestions is up to me. Thats my leadership style. I learned a long time ago, if you dont let somebody do the job, youll nev er know whether theyre capable of doing the job. Ive told the cause Im on scene, that doesnt mean Im in command. I wont leave anybody out there hanging or anything like that. But thats my leadership style. Im not the dictator, but Im not like just do whatever you want. When hes not on the job, Mr. Marfongella is fond of boating, working, vegging out with a mov ie or TV show, and spending time with his wife of 12 years, Dawn, and his son Nick, 15. His family, along with an 8-year-old golden retriever named Abby and two cats, live in Fort Myers for the time being. ing to see them every other week end and renting a residence here. Florida, traveled north for a visit last weekend. After a year or so, they intend to buy a home in North Florida. Mr. Marfongella was attracted because of the rural character of the area and the opportunity to lead a small town department. A lot of it was, when we lived in Collier County, for a lack of a better word, it was out in the woods, he said. It was a rural residential area and I missed it. I miss the quiet. for as well. I like to help people, and its so clich, but its true, said Mr. Marfongella. The other side is the family orientation, the brothYou can walk into any station in the world and its come on in, you want a cup of coffee. Listen to Joel Addingtons full 30-minute interview with the PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON New chief Steven MarfongellaMIKE ANDERSON | PRESS STA FF Two Copper Creek homeowners went before Macclennys Zoning Adjustment Board on the evening of July 15 seeking variances to setback requirements, including one who wanted to have a structure built on his prop quests, one allowing James Bennett to have an in-ground pool installed behind his house at 1109 Copper Field Circle and the other permitting Randy Smith to build a carport-type storage structure attached to his house at 1305 Copper Creek Drive. The pool project took no more than 10 minutes to approve. Usually, property owners seeking setback variances ask to build closer to the property line than the zoning code allows, but that was not what Mr. Bennett, a district engineer with the Florida Department of Transportation, sought. He asked to be allowed to put his pool 5 feet from his house instead of the 10-foot setback called for in the city code because he said his back yard is so small thats the only conI could cut the pool (size) in half but then I would just have an oversized bathtub, he told the board. If its any smaller it wouldnt even be a functional pool. Mr. Bennett said he began studying his options for a swimming pool two years ago and had even offered to buy a strip of land from a neighbor to make sure he could meet all setback requirements, but that didnt work out. He abandoned the idea of enclosing the pool and attaching the structure to his house because he would have had to adhere to a 10foot side yard setback, the same as his home. Without an enclosure the pool would be con sidered an auxiliary structure, which is allowed 3 feet from the property line. This is my last ditch effort to try to do it, he said, moments before the board unanimously approved his request to shorten the required distance from his pool to his house to 5 feet. The setback is for the protection of the house more than anything else, said board member Bob Lambright. It has nothing to do with neighbors. Although the next case also was approved, the 4-1 vote came about 20 minutes after listening to the applicant explain why he felt his proposal would actually be an improvement, and hearing neighbors voice their concerns and objections. Mr. Smith presently has what he described as an old black trailer beside his house, in which he stores an assortment of items including a lawn mower, barbecue grills, bicycles and golf carts. He said the replacement structure would be made of aluminum and professionally built. It also would be behind a 6-foot privacy fence and would not be noticeable from the street, as the top of the trailer is, he said, adding it would be an enhancement to the neighborhood. Thomas Heffernan, of 1157 Copper Gate Place, shared a different point of view. Theres already a lot of stuff there cluttering up the neighborhood, Mr. Heffernan said, urging the board to deny the request for fear that approving it would open it up for other variances to put sheds right up to the property line. Thats not the ambience we want. Mr. Heffernan further stated his concerns about how storage sheds and similar structures in the neighborhood could hurt surrounding property values. Weve all taken a hit over the last several years and a lot of us are already upside down (with mortgage loans exceeding property values), he said. newest member, Alex Robinson said he visited Mr. Smiths house the morning before the meeting and his only concern was the black trailer. He agreed with the applicant that the proposed structure would be an improve ment over the trailer. Mr. Lambright cast the only vote against the request, saying he felt that Mr. Smith could have his storage structure built 3 feet from the property line rather than directly on it. The plans call for a slanted roof attached to Mr. Smiths house and supported by poles on the property line 10 feet away. He said a concrete pad was poured all the way to the property line a few months ago and the structure will include a rain gutter that directs water away from his neighbors yard. If it was a building (with walls) I wouldnt want it on the property line either, said Mr. Robinson, an electrical contractor and former county commissioner. But he maintained that an aluminum roof supported by poles is more eye-pleasing than the old black trailer. Danny Norton, who resides on Copper Ridge Circle, said deed restrictions prohibit certain types of storage facilities in the neighborhood but they are not enforced. Assistant City Manager Roger Yarborough said the city does not enforce deed restrictions and there is no true neighborhood association in Copper Creek to monitor such things. All in all, Mr. Norton said, Id rather see a lean-to than a shed.MIKE ANDERSON PRESS ST AFF After receiving a report on new construction permits that should help broaden Macclennys tax base, city commissioners tentatively approved the city man agers request for a 13.8 percent property tax hike last week. If the higher rate remains in the 2013-14 budget, which begins October 1, property owners would begin paying 4.1 mills, or sessed value, instead of 3.6 mills. For example, the owner of a house with a taxable value of the homestead exemption, would county government, school district and other taxes. ed the evening of July 9 that their new budget without having to raise taxes if at all possible. The city was mandated by state law to adopt a new tax rate, called millage, and report it to the county tax collector by August 5. The proposed rate cannot be increased, but it may be dethe new spending plan for next year. Instead of aiming low and more tax revenue, commissioners set the bar high hoping to lower it City Manager Phil Rhoden, after only three months on the job, recommended the tax increase because he said the city is factirement and insurance costs, in addition to other higher costs of conducting municipal business. But Mr. Rhoden agreed that he and the city commission are still going to strive to come in at 3.6 mills. Commissioner Vernon Ben nett, who served alongside Mr. Rhoden for years before he was hired to replace former manager Gerald Dopson in April, quickly supported the recommendation. It sounds good to start with to me, Mr. Bennett said. Melissa Thompson, who has helped prepare city budgets for many years, delivered some good news and some bad news with commissioners. The good news years ago, tax revenue is moving up, albeit very slightly. The citys anticipated tax reveHowever, due to declining property values and an unchanged 3.6 mill operating levy, the citys tax revenue has consistently gone down in recent years, she said. Still, even though tax revenues Thompson said 2013-14 is shaping up to be the tightest budget year shes seen during more than a decade that shes been involved in the citys budget process. an even higher tentative tax rate, up to 4.82 mills with a two thirds 4.38 mills with a simple majority. But they say the goal is to stick with the same 3.6 mills levied for most of the past 30 years, according to Mayor Gary Dopson. He said that when he was tax rate was the highest allowed by law 10 mills. State revenue sharing funds helped the city lower the rate and maintain it at 3.6 mills for years, but those state funds have begun to dry up, the mayor said. Kirk Gravelle, a Jacksonvillebased financial executive who lives in Macclenny, told commissioners he understands why they need to prepare for the worst point. However, if they must raise taxes they should convincingly communicate to property owners their reasons or be prepared for political fallout, said Mr. Gravelle, chairman of the Republican Party of Baker County and one of three announced candidates running for the Group 4 seat being vacated by six-term incumbent Dr. Richard Johnson. Nobody on this board even wants to think of a tax increase, Dr. Dopson responded, adding, however, that some city services likely would have to be cut to avoid adopting a higher rate. Moments later, the board vot ed 4-0 to adopt the 4.1 mill tentative rate. Also during the July 9 meeting commissioners discussed the future of the citys impact fees on new construction projects, which help fund road improvements, and recreation. received requests from developers and builders to cease levying the fees to encourage new com mercial and residential construction, which pumps additional tax revenues into city coffers. He scheduled a meeting with several developers and builders to discuss the request at city hall on July 23. Macclenny businessman and downtown property owner Ed Barber will chair the meeting. Board members didnt jump at the opportunity to drop fee rev enue in the face of a challenging budget. In fact, the mayor said those making the plea are going to have to show good cause for me to vote to waive our impact fee, though he didnt entirely dismiss the notion. Im willing to look at some innovative ways to work with them, the mayor said. For every new residential building permit issued and every mobile home moved onto a new lot in Macclenny the city levies a cial impact fees vary depending on the square footage of the new businesses. According to a report presented by Assistant City Manager Roger Yarborough, Macclenny issued nine commercial remodeling permits between January 1 and June 30 this year, including the new Tractor Supply, Fraser Hospital, Little Caesars, My Fuel and Faith Baptist Church. Three permits were issued for new commercial construction: at the hospital, American Enter prise Bank and Macclenny Mower & Saw, while six permits were issued for new residential houses. In other business commissioners: plus vehicles and equipment, including a variety of trucks and tractors and lawn mowers, to be conducted jointly with the county at the Macclenny City Yard at 764 Hartline Drive on July 20. Inspections begin at 8 am and bidding starts at 10 am.B AKER COUNTY SCHOOL BO ARD M ACCLENNY ZONING ADJUST MENT BO ARD$50.8M in spending proposedPool, building setbacks okayed Both variances in Copper Creek DONT T OSS IT SELL IT .Why send that lamp to the curb? Find a new home for it through the THE BAKER COUN T Y PRESS Check it out...bakercountypress.com
ursday, July 18, 2013 T B C P Page 11 Page10JULY 18, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2013-DR-311 IN RE: THE NAME CHANGE OF: JORDAN KING ALLAART A Minor Child ________________________________/ NOTICE OF FILING ACTION FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO: BILLY JOE KING, Putative Father YOU ARE HEREBY NOTICED that action for Change of Name for the above referenced minor child has been led. You are required to send the original of your responses, if any, to the Baker County Courthouse, 339 East Macclenny Avenue, and a copy to the below referenced attorney by August 23, 2013, or a Judgement may be entered for the relief demanded in the Petition. Dated: July 15, 2013 Attorney: Darla Jean Christopher P.O. Box 314 Macclenny, Florida 32063 (904) 259-6222/6282 FAX DJChris386@Nefcom.net 7/18c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICiAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 02-2010-CA-000075 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P Plaintiff, v. BUDDY F. MARTIN, ET AL. Defendants, ____________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment led 6/25/2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 02-2010-CA-000075, of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P is Plaintiff, and BUDDY F. MARTIN A/K/A BUDDY MARTIN; SUSAN E. MARTIN A/K/A SUSAN MARTIN; 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; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC. AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, are Defendant(s). AL FRASER, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at the main entrance of the courthouse located at 339 E. Macclenney Avenue, Macclenney, FL 32063 at 11:00 a.m. on the 25 day of July, 2013 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 31 OF HERITAGE OAKS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 95, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 570 HERITAGE CROSSING, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on July 8, 2013. Al Fraser CLERK OF THE COURT By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deereld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 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 the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 East University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notication if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. 7/11-18c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012-CA-11 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL INC. TRUST 2006-NC3, Plaintiff, Vs. Danette Register, Darryl E. Register, Defendants. ____________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 6, 2013 and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-11 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL INC. TRUST 2006-NC3, is Plaintiff and Danette Register, Darryl E. Register, are Defendants, the Clerk of Baker County will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Baker County Courthouse, located at 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063 at 11:00 a.m on the 8th day of August, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: The following described lot, piece or par cel of land situate lying and being in the County of Baker, state of Florida, to wit: Part of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter (W1/2 of NE ) lying West of SR 127, Section 07-2S-21E. Located: 9452 Glenwood Drive, Glen Saint Mary, FL 32040 and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Macclenny, Baker County, Florida, this 28th day of June, 2013. Al Fraser Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk Clareld, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 713-1400 firstname.lastname@example.org 7/11-18c Requests for Proposals Request for Proposals will be received by the Baker County Board of Commissioners from qualied insurance companies who may offer comprehensive group medical coverage to the Board of Commissions employees. Specications are available from our benet broker MondayFriday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM by contacting 904-287-0848 x10 or emailing wendy@ owenservices.com. The deadline for proposals is Monday, July 29th. THE COUNTY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL PROPOSALS. 7/18-25c CITY OF MACCLENNY AUCTION SALE OF VEHICLES LOCATION: City Yard, Hartline Dr., behind Health Department DATE: July 20, 2013 INSPECTION: Saturday, July 20th, 8:00 am 9:45 am SALE TIME: 10:00 am CONTACT: Mike Walker (904) 259-0988 for list of vehicles and equipment The SALE LIST is comprised of VEHICLES & EQUIPMENT from the CITY, COUNTY and SCHOOL BOARD. 7/18c LEGA L NOTICES 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 The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Rebecca LauramorePhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: . . . . . . 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service . . 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service . . 6:00 pm Wednesday Night . . . . . 7:30 pm 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 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 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 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 Everyone welcome! 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 MACCLENNY CHURCH OF CHRIST573 S. 5th St. 259-6059Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 amWorship Services 11:00 am Wed. Bible Study 7:00 pmMinister Sam F. Kitching 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 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny Hebrew Messianic Assembly Baker Countys only Synagogue of any kind Yes, we believe in and love Jesus-Yahushua. Meeting Saturday-Shabbat 12 PMCall email@example.comWe are here to stay! Matthew 28:20 Community Full Gospel Church12664 Mud Lake Rd. Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Tuesday Evening 7:30 pm Pastor Tommy Richardson || 904-275-2949 First United Methodist Church 93 N. 5th St. (SR228) Macclenny, Fl ~ Sunday Worship 11amLoving GodLoving PeopleServing Our CommunityCome Join Us WE SPECIALIZE IN PROBLEM ROOFS 259-2563 FREE Estimates APPRECIATION DAY Sunday, July 21 | Dinkins NCM ChurchSunday School @ 10 am | Service @ 11 amMessage will be brought by Rev. Timothy Alford Come out and worship with us and show our Pastor how much we appreciate him. Dinner on the ground following the morning service. Kids summer Vacation Bible School Sundays from 10a.m. 12p.m.,July 21 & 28, August 4 & 11atDont miss the exciting jungle expeditions!! 12286 N CR 23-A Macclenny 904-259-1676 / EBCLIFE.org BAKER COUNTY ADULT EDUCATION CLASSESAdult Basic Education and preparation classes for GED testing will resume Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the Baker County Adult Education Center, 523 West Minnesota Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. Adult Education tuition fee per Florida Statute 1009.22, is $30 per term (January-May) (June-July) (AugustDecember), Cash or Money Order, NON-REFUNDABLE. For an out of state resident, an additional fee is required. Daytime classes are oered Monday Friday, 9:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. Evening classes are oered Tuesdays & ursdays, 6:30 P.M. 9:00 P.M. *Pre-registration is required.Adult Education Class Registration: Monday ursday, 8:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Per Florida Statute 1009.21 Proof of Florida residency is required. Common forms for proof include but are not limited to: A valid Florida drivers license A valid State of Florida identication card A Florida vehicle registration A State of Florida Voters Registration or proof of voter registration in FL Utility Bills (excludes cell phone bill) Proof of permanent full-time employment in FL for at least 30 hours per week for a twelve month period Proof of permanent home in FL which is occupied as a primary residence by the individual For additional information regarding registration and Adult Education or GED test preparation classes, contact Becky Satterwhite at (904) 259-0403. Committed to serving your family with the honesty, respect and integrity you deserveVisit our website for helpful resourceswww.forbesfuneralhome.net380 North Lowder St. | Macclenny259-4600FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED H.M. Hank Forbes, Jr. Owner/Licensed Funeral Director FORBESFUNERAL HOME Michael Looby, 70, once owned BBQMichael J. Looby, 70, of Wylie, Texas and formerly of Macclenny, died on June 19, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born to the late Michael Looby and Anne Burns in Cincinnati, OH on December 12, 1942 and grew up in East Orange, NJ. Mr. Looby was the owner of Lyman Greens BBQ in Macclenny during the 1970s and 1980s, and was wellknown as The Yankee by his friends. He is survived by wife Kay of Wylie; sister JoAnne Looby of Whiting, NJ; children Alicia Johns of Tucson, AZ, Michael and Jennifer Looby of Macclenny; their mother Ruth Green of Macclenny; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by grandson Matthew Looby. A funeral service was held at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home in Mesquite, TX on June 29.Dennis Morris, 39, loved the outdoorsDennis Wayne Morris, 39, of Macclenny died on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Mr. Morris loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. He also loved spending time with his children, family and friends. He is survived by his parents Charles and Sharon Morris; son Harley Morris; daughter Cheyenne Morris; brother Brock Morris, all of Macclenny; sister Tammy (Chris) Scott of Homerville, GA; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother: Charles J. Morris. A memorial service to celebrate his life was held at 2 pm Saturday, July 13 at Forbes Funeral Home chapel in Macclenny with Reverend Keith Chauncey officiating. Dennis MorrisJeannie Newhard, funeral SaturdayJeannie Marie Morgan Newhard, 44, of Live Oak died on July 14, 2013 at Shands at the University of Florida with family by her side. She was born in Jacksonville on June 25, 1969 to Larry Eugene Morgan and Rhea Marie Alford Morgan. Jeannie was raised in Baker County and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Macclenny. She loved being a paramedic and helping others. Mrs. Newhard worked for Baker County Emergency Medical Services and Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital for many years. She was an EMT and paramedic instructor at Lake City Community College and taught CPR classes for the Baker County Fire Department. Jeannie enjoyed watching QVC, shopping, going to yard sales, making crafts with her children and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by brother Charles Morgan and her father-in-law George Newhard. She is survived by her loving husband of eight years, David E. Ne whard of Live Oak; her parents of Sanderson; children Jasan Luke, Justin Luke, Kierstine Newhard, David L. Newhard and Cortney Newhard; sister Mary Elizabeth and Jeffery Dawson of Macclenny; mother-in-law Barbara Newhard of Live Oak; grandchildren Annabelle Lee and Greycin Luke; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 3 pm at her church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 19 from 5 pm at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services chapel in Macclenny. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the funeral home to assist with expenses. Jeannie NewhardMr. Register, 82, was tree surgeon in JacksonvilleTommie Ray Register, 82, of Jacksonville died on Tuesday, July 9, at St. Vincents Medical Center in Jack sonville following a long illness. He was born in Raiford and resided in Macclenny before moving to Jack sonville in 1958. Mr. Register was a tree surgeon for over 27 years and retired as a foreman with the Jacksonville Parks and Recreational Department in 1986. He was a member of the New Beginnings Ministry of Jacksonville, the Woodstock Masonic Lodge as a 32nd de gree mason, the Shrine Club, Morocco Temple and the Public Employees Labor Union. He also enjoyed farming and gardening. He was the son of the late Daniel Bartow Register and Daisy Harris Register. He is survived by his wife, Imogene Dopson Register of Jacksonville; son Billy Ray Register and sister-in-law Lettie Register, both of Sanderson; numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held at 11 am on Friday, July 12 at the Christian Fellowship Temple in Maccclenny with Pastor David Thomas officiating. Interment was in Cedar Creek Cemetery in Sanderson. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements. Tommie RegisterIn loving memory ofOwen Burnsed07/18/1939-03/26/10A Special DadThe sorrow never disap pears, the silent tears still hearts; we think of you each memories so often come our to spare, love to give and time WE MISS YOU SO MUCH DAD, THE OWEN BURNSED FAMILY In loving memory ofMr. Jerry Donald Dolison06/29/1950-07/16/2006God saw you getting tired, He put His arms around you, With tearful eyes we watched Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you to prove to us that He only FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS, ROSA DOLISON AND THE DOLISON FAMILY Family gratefulIt is difficult to put our thoughts into words, but we very much appreciate your kind and helpful words, deeds and gestures at a time when these things mean so very much to our family. We thank God for friends such as you! Special thanks to our Taylor Church family, Brother Jim Cox, our sister-in-love Carol Altman Haspel, V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and all the pallbearers for all their love and support.Family of Sunya Kim Godwin Windell Godwin Benny, Michelle and Mia FishIn loving memory ofMatthew Looby07/17/1988-05/12/2012Happy Birthday Matt!Loving you and missing you that you are not on our minds a glorious day with Jesus! LOVE, YOUR FAMILY Thanks so muchThe family of our son Dennis Morris would like to thank other family and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy. The cards and flowers were beautiful, and the food prepared for us was truly a blessing. Our thanks also to Forbes Funeral Home.Charles and Sharon and family Call today for your FREE implant consultation!All work done in our Macclenny of ce, no referrals or driving to Jacksonville! Treatment rooms are private and con dential. IMPLANTS ARE A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO MISSING TEETH! Melissa Taylor, R.D.H. Dr. Carter, D.M.D IMPLANT CONSULTATION INCLUDING X-RAYS FREE$175 VALUE Thanks for help on Live eventThe members of Souls Harbor Church of God, the family of Derek, Becky and Kately Crews and Katie Rhoden would like to thank everyone in the community who helped to make the Live for Kately event on July 13 possible. There will never be enough words to thank everyone for the donated food, drinks, music, games and those who volunteered their time and worked behind the scenes to make this event a huge success. There are too many people to name individually, and so many people who had a hand in helping. Please accept this sincere thank you from the bottom of our hearts. There is no better place to live, work, attend church and raise a family than in Baker County! Heres a funny story. If youre a Jaguar fan you know who Shad Khan is. The owner of the team. Rich. Great moustache. Khan, who emigrated to the US from Pakistan when he was a kid, is also a soccer fan. So what do rich guys who are sports fans do? They buy teams. Khan just bought one of my favorite British teams, Fulham. Its located in London and was owned by Egyptian Mohammed Al Fayed. Hes best known for being the father of Princess Di anas boyfriend Dodi. Anyway, now that weve got our connections straight, Khan bought Fulham, best known to US fans as the former home of USA star Clint Dempsey. Just like in Jacksonville, Fulham fans have taken to wearing Shad Khan moustaches. But he has a bit of a problem. Not just that the team is in the bottom half of the league. Hes got to be used to that by now. No, its the statue out front of the stadium. Some great former Fulham player? Nope. Not a lot of those. Its Michael Jackson. Yep. Al Fayed was a huge MJ fan and erected a statue outside the stadium. In the deal Al Fayed wants it to stay. Khan hates it. What to do? What to do? Maybe replace it with a statue of Blaine Gabbert. Makes as much sense. Heisman Trophy as a freshman isnt completely a good thing. Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman winner Johnny Manziel left the Manning Passing Academy this week and went home to college station. It wasnt that the freshman didnt have anything to learn from Archie and his kids Peyton and Eli. A&M claims he went home because he was sick. But sources close to Archie Manning claim that Manziel was turning up sick after nights of hard partying out on the town. Manning got fed up with Manziel and asked him to leave. Hey. Hes a freshman college student. Hes going to party. But when youve got a chance to learn your craft from the Mannings, theres a limit. Any good quarterback worth his salt should ask the age old question WWPD What Would Peyton Do? 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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. Wheelbarrow type air compressor with Honda engine. Works great. $300; Coleman generator, 6250 watt, 10HP B&S motor, runs great. $300. Call 259-3763. 7/18p Tractor, 3 point hitch 4 wheel drive, diesel or gas; runs good. $1200. 912-266-1641 or 912-843-2768. 7/18p 1966 396 motor; complete. Many new parts; barrons, pistons, rings. $1400. 912266-1641 or 912-843-2768. 7/18p 2 good car batteries. $65 each. 2592515. 7/18p 1971 Sea King 12 ft. V Hull boat and trailer; no motor; boat and trailer only. $850. 904253-0830. 7/18c 27' Prowler camper with new AC installed in May. $4900. See to appreciate. Call for appointment. 259-6572 or 904-563-6976. 7/11-18p Saturday, June 20th, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Calendars Pizza, Macclenny. Womens Bazaar. Come check out your local vendors. Thirty-One, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, It Works, Jewels by Tina, Pampered Chef, Premier Designs, Jewelry by Mandi Canaday. 7/11-18p 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 Camille Beckman hand cream, Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc 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 MISCELLANEOUS Christian Cleaning Service; house or business. Call Selina for free estimate. 904-210-2039. 7/11-18p Thomas Family Daycare; any ages. Licensed 27 years. Episcopal accepted. Hot meals, snacks, outdoor play. Cathy Thomas 259-3678 or 904-742-4980. 7/18p Landscaping mulch. Thrift Log Homes. 259-2900. 3/7tfc We install 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Alcoholics anonymous meetings Monday and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904-9947750. 209 Macclenny Ave. 1/3-12/27/13p Choosing adoption? Loving, single woman will provide stable home/support of large, extended family. Lets help each other. Financial security. Expenses paid. Deborah, toll-free (855-779-3699) Sklar Law Firm, LLC Fl Bar #0150789. 7/18p Advertise in newspapers across Florida One phone call puts your ad in 117 newspapers. 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Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc HELP WANTED 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 Responsible, mature person to manage lawn service; drug free, part time. Apply in person at Dual State Real Estate, 1484C South 6th Street, Macclenny, MondayFriday, 9-1. 7/4tfc Experienced painters needed. Peacock Painting, 259-5877. 2/21tfc Auto Sales, In home sales or any sales experience. Small roong company looking for an outside salesman, no roong experience needed, will train. Please call 1-866959-7663. 7/4-25p Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises:1-888-567-3110. 7/18-8/8p Certied Nursing Assistant. Full/parttime, days/evenings/nights/weekends. We are looking for dependable TEAM play ers. Must pass level 2 AHCA screening. Apply in person to Macclenny Nursing and Rehab. 755 S. 5th Street. NO phone calls please. An EEO/AA Employer/M/F/V/D. 7/18c Library Outreach Assistant needed to assist on bookmobile. Minimum HS gradu ate, thorough knowledge of computer, in ternet and email. $8.75/hr, 20 hrs/week, 2-10hr workdays. Valid FL drivers license and clean driving record required. This is a temporary position and may last six months or less. Apply in person New River PL Cooperative, 110 N. Lake Ave, Lake Butler. 7/18c Drivers: Guaranteed Home EVERY Weekend! Company: All Miles PAID (Loaded or Empty)! Lease: To Own NO Money Down, NO Credit Check! Call: 1-866-823-0323. 7/18p The Baker County Council on Aging is seeking a volunteer for our Home Delivered Meal Route. The volunteer would be needed Monday through Friday. For more information please contact Christina Har vey at 904-259-2223 X#233. 7/18p EARNING BETTER PAY IS ONE STEP AWAY! Averitt offers Experienced CDL-A Drivers. Excellent Benets and Weekly Hometime. 888-362-8608, Recent Grads w/a CDL-A 1-5/wks. Paid Training. Apply online at AverittCareers.com Equal Oppor tunity Employer. 7/18p DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Traning. Job ready in 15 days! (888)3681964. 7/18p Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualied drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway. com. EOE. 7/18p REAL ESTATE 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 adver tised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800669-9777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 5 acres on St. Marys River, zoned Ag; high and dry. Ready to build on; very nice wooded acres. $54,900; two to pick from. 904-591-2640. 7/18tfc 1.08 acres MOL wooded lot in Branford, Fl, about 600 ft. from Suwannee River. Boat ramp is about 4 miles away. It is a great place to get away from it all. It has lots of wildlife. It is priced to sell. $5000 cash. Call 259-3763. 7/18p Lots for sale, Copper Creek and Gleneld Oaks subdivisions. $32,000 each. Call 904-813-1580. 2/7tfc acre lot just outside city limits with mobile home. Mobile home has no value. $35,000, down payment $1,500. $324/ month. Call 904-813-1580. 12/13tfc 70 Property Online Real Estate REO Auction. Homes, Commercial, Multi-Family, Lots. Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate. Advisors 504.468.6800. www.BidOnBankREO.com. L. Fisher FL AU220. 7/18p LAND & CABIN PACKAGE. Only $79,900! Crossville, Tennessee. Pre-grand opening sale. 30 acres and 1,200 Sq. Ft. cabin package. Minutes from 4 state parks and TN River. Limited inventory. Call now 877/243-2091. 7/18p FOR RENT 4 BR, 2 BA, 313 Fourth St. S.; $1100/ month plus deposit; 326 Fifth St. S, 2 BR, 1 BA, $725/month plus deposit; 55 W. Macclenny Ave. 1 BR, 1 BA, $475/month plus deposit. Contact Real Estate with Garlon Webb, 904-408-9146. 7/18p 3 BR, 2 BA 1700 SF, 2 story house; remodeled on 2 acres on CR 121 Bryceville. $1000/month. 904-879-2143. 7/18p Efciency apartment; one occupancy only. $475/month plus 1st, last and deposit. Includes electric, water, lawn and trash. 259-7335. 7/18tfc 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home. $350/month plus $350 deposit. Garbage, water, sewage and lawncare included. 1st months rent prorated. 912-843-8165 or 904-2192690. 7/18tfc 3 BR, 2 BA brick home on city lot. 365 Magnolia Drive, Macclenny. Includes W/D. $900/month plus $500 deposit. 904-8135558. 7/18p Completely remodeled 4 BR, 2 BA mobile home off Mud Lake Road, on 5 acres. Big back porch. $1000/month plus $1500 deposit. Service animals only; no smoking. 259-7936 or 904-397-8447. 7/18-25p 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home. Quiet and peaceful, on private property. $650/month plus $500 deposit. Call Bruce 904-838-3130. 7/18p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on private acre lot. AC and water softener. $650/month plus $500 deposit. Service animals only. 259-5853 or 904-673-8120. 7/11-18p 3 BR, 2 BA house; 714 Long Drive, Macclenny. 18 month lease. $875/month plus $800 deposit. 904-838-8584. 7/11tfc 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. 1/17tfc Condo in St. Augustine, FL; directly on the beach. Newly renovated. $1200 weekly. 904-408-9515. 5/23tfc COMMERCIAL FR Professional retail office space for lease. Prime location on Hwy 121 Call 259-9022 for details. 11/3tfc 5 rms, kit, bath. 65 E. McIver. Available 8/15. 259-9590. 7/18-8/8c MOBILE HOMES Palm Harbor 3 BR, 2 BA. Only $268/ month. 904-783-4619. 7/11-18c Dollar and a Deed. Get you a new home for only $270/month. 904-783-4619. 7/11-18c New Palm Harbor 4 BR, 2 BA. $2000 down and $450/month. 904-783-4619. 7/11-18c Never Titled, all warranties apply. 3 BR, 2 BA. Only $350/month. 904-783-4619. 7/11-18c Modular Homes. Starting at only $40 SF. 904-783-4619. 7/11-18c FOR SALE YARD SALES Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 373 Azalea Drive. Everything is 50 and it has to go. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.?, US 90 Mini-Storage. Clothes, all sizes (3 pieces for $1), dresser with mirror $60; toys, vintage, pillows, etc. Rain cancels Friday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.,1328 Copper Oaks Court. 3rd Annual re-decorating/yard sale. Repurposed, unique & one of a kind items, shabby chic, vintage & handmade. All this inside studio. Yard sale items in carport. Dont miss it. Only 6 inside studio at a time on Friday. Call 904-477-4107 for a sneak peak on Thursday evening to get your name on the list.(must call for sneak peak) Friday, 8:30 a.m.-?, 121 South mile past Burger King, 1st dirt road past Volunteer Fire Department on left (Sylvester Manning Road). Hollister, A.E. Aero jeans, shirts, shoes, movies, repit, box speakers, refrigerator, glass top stove, large double sink in vanity, kitchen cabinets, couch & chair, bar stools, pigs/hogs and lots more. Friday, 8:00 a.m.-?, Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 913 Red Fox Way. Wooden bunk beds with mattresses, metal daybed no mattress, wardrobe & wooden dresser for projects, 10 gallon sh tank and accessories, stainless microwave, lamps; womens, mens, girls clothes; womens size 6 shoes, too many household items to list. Just moved in, this all needs to go. Great prices. Also will be selling handmade duct tape crafts by iheartducttape, these are a must see. ABSOLUTELY NO EARLY BIRDS! Friday, Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., 7849 Aunt Mary Harvey Road. Baby clothes, tools, jewelry and lots more. Inside sale. Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-?, Down Bob Burnsed Road, follow signs. Too much to list. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., AG Center. Huge sale. Baker County Veterans Council. Boat rafe drawing at 1:00. Saturday only, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 125 Rhoden Drive, down Barber Road, by McDonalds. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-?., 4244 Hickory Street. Miscellaneous items; too much to list. Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Calendars Pizza, Macclenny. Womens Bazaar. Come check out your local vendors. Thir ty-One, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, It Works, Jewels by Tina, Pampered Chef, Premier Designs, Jewelry by Mandi Canaday. I BUY USED MOBILE HOMES$$ CASH PAID $$IMMEDIATELY904.259.4663 FOUND 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 ARNP & Physician AssistantBaker County Health Department Part time optional WORKING HOURS:8:00 am 5:00 pm M-F 3 Yrs. Primary Care Experience within 90 days.Print state of Florida Employment Application at Baker County Health Dept., Attn: Patricia K. Conner 480 W. Lowder St. Macclenny, Fl. 32063 or call (904) 653-5234 Baker County Health Department PHYSICIAN NEEDEDBaker County Health Department Part time optional WORKING HOURS:8:00 am 5:00 pm M-F3 Yrs. Primary Care Experience Hourly pay contingent upon experience within 90 days.Print state of Florida Employment Application at Baker County Health Dept., Attn: Patricia K. Conner 480 W. Lowder St. Macclenny, Fl. 32063 or call (904) 653-5234 Baker County Health Department WORKING HOURS: 8:00 am 5:00 pm M-F 3 Yrs. Primary Care Experience Hourly pay contingent upon experience within 90 days. DIRECTOR OF NURSING Position #A99997 This is a professional position responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of the Associate Degree Nursing program, the Practical Nurse program and the Patient Care Assistant program Florida Gateway College. Minimum as a registered nurse in Florida and shall have either a bachelors degree in nursing plus a masters or doctoral or doctoral degree in nursing. Florida statues 64B9-2.005. Two years teaching experience. Computer literate. Knowledge of statistical concepts. Knowledge of accounting principles. Knowledge of state laws affecting nursing program operations. Ability in numerical reasoning and verbal expression. Ability in written communication. Previous leadership/ management or Director of Nursing experience preferred. SALARY: $49,875 Annually, Plus Open Until Filled Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with Position details and applications Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the NOW AVAILABLE 1 and 2 BedroomsBaldwin GroveAPARTMENTS904-266-4070T.T.D. 1-800-955-8771RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTSThis institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. rfntb rf ntand soreness nb naches THG-13902 JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR email@example.comMembers of the BCHS volleyball program will get valuable experience this summer as the team plays several games in preparation for the upcoming season. The summer games got under way July 16 when Baker County hosted a tri-meet. Both the varsity and junior varsity teams will be in action playing simultaneously. Coach Heather Sulkowski said that summer volleyball is an opportunity for the girls to get used to playing as a group. Its just a chance for the girls to play with each other and improve their reaction times, Mrs. Sulkowski said. The Wildcats are playing games in the summer in hopes of being on the same level as schools such as Bishop Kenny and Ponte Vedra. Those schools have players competing year around in club ball, while Baker Countys Callie Wheeler is the only Wildcat who does so. The extra playing time the cult for Baker County to compete against them, Mrs. Sulkowski said. They get a lot more experience than we do, she said. Its hard for our girls to play club ball because of the travel. Summer ball should put us on an equal ence. The team will still have experienced players taking the court as six starters are returning this sea son. Defensive specialist Ashton Alford is one player Sulkowski said has the chance to step up for the team. She earned a starting position at the end of the season last year and we are looking for her to grow, the coach said. The team will rely on young three starters who exited the program last season, and summer ball will give them the chance to get acclimated to the high school level. I think itll be good because we have to rely on freshmen, Mrs. Sulkowski said. It will give them a chance to play against higher competition. Lindsey Love and Hayleigh Mulkey are two freshmen Sulkowski said could make a big impact for the team, and summer volleyball will help them lay the high school. Unfortunately, though, the Wildcats wont get as much playing time as they originally thought. The team initially had four meets planned over a 10-day with Union County were can celed. The volleyball team has two meets to gain the playing time they need before the regular season starts. In addition to last Tuesdays game, the team travels to Trinity July 22. PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON At top, Callie Wheeler goes up for the ball; at bottom, Malory Osteen (left) eyes Madison Kennedys set up during the summer tri-meet at BCHS July 16. Check our new & improved site: www.bakercountypress.com We have more!More for sales, automobiles, help wanteds, rentals, FSBO and yard sales www.bakercountypress.com bakercountypress.com Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! We print obituaries with a picture free of charge.
Page15JULY 18, 2013 Page 14 T B C P ursday, July 18, 201320 year reunionThe Baker County High School Class of 1993 is planning a 20th reunion on August 10 at the University Club in Jacksonville and more details will emerge later. If you have not updated contact information on our Facebook page, send it to bchs93reunion@gmail. com. You can also go to www. bchs93reunion.com for an additional information. Our new sports editor Jon Shumake will be chronicling organized local sports and other recreation news for The Baker County Press. Send him your news tips, suggestions and photos, or just welcome on Twitter @jonshumake or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. GOT SPORT S? CONTACT JON. Serving Baker County for over 35 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. 3032E Compact Utility Tractor Package MAKE GREAT HAY. AGPROMIDDLEBURG, FL www.agprocompanies.com/hayspecials $20,999 0% FINANCING AVAILABLE1NEW 9 Series Balers Includes:GreenSouth is now Ag-Pro! Strong on Service PACKAGE DEAL! First Baptist Churchof MacclennyIt Feels Like Home372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave. Directions from I-10: Take Exit 335 N. Go 1.3 miles North on Hwy. 121 See steeple on left Broadcast Live on WJXR 92.1 FM each Sunday Morning @ 11:00 am SUNDAY SERVICESSunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:00 pmWEDNESDAY SERVICESPrayer & Bible Study 6:00 pm Awana for Children 6:00 pm Youth Group 6:00 pm Dr. Edsel M. Bone Senior Pastor PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BA KER COUNTY HISTORIC A L SOCIETY L ooking back: F irst grade in Macclenny in ?The above photo is one of hundreds stored at the Baker County H istorical Society on McIver Street. According to the hand-written text on the back side of the old photo, its an image of F ay Matthews Miltons rst grade class in Macclenny. Some of the children were identied as follows: F ront row from left: (blank) Ellison?, (blank) Bowman?, E dward W. Crocket, Sharon H ines?, (blank) E vans?, Sharron Crews, Tommy Crawford, Bonnie Green, unidentied, Earnie Mae Gris and unidentied. Middle row from left: unidentied, (blank) F raser, Lawrence Howard, unidentied, unidentied, (blank) Crawford?, (blank) Crews, unidentied, Wendell Kirkland, and (blank) Ellison. Back row from left: unidentied, (blank) Barton, (blank) Gatlin, (blank) Gatlin, unidentied, unidentied and Manly Johns. The photo was not dated. Well be publishing old photos from the societys collection occasionally in The Press and invite readers to submit their old photos as well for publication with any information they may have on the image. D rop them by the oce, 104 S. 5th St., or submit them by e-mail to email@example.com. JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Little League All-Star tournaments continued last week with four Baker County teams competing in sectional play and one advancing to the state tournament. The 9 and 10-year-old baseball team has had an exciting run in the tournament thus far, and that didnt change during the Section 3 tournament in Mims, FL. They cruised to a 16-2 victory over Debary to advance to the championship game against Indian River City. The second game wasnt as easy for the Baker County boys as it went into extra innings after be ing tied 9-9 at the end of regulation. Baker County was able to put together a four-run seventh inning to take a 13-9 lead. They sealed the victory on defense by turning a game-ending double play to halt Indian River Citys comeback attempt and win the game 13-12. The win gives Baker County the Section 3 crown and a spot in the state championship tournament, which will be held July 19-21 in Mims. The eight-team tournament is broken up into two four-team pools that will play in round robin fashion. Baker County is in the A Pool and will play the Section 6 champion Naples Friday night before playing Section 2 winners SW Port St. Lucie and Section 5 victors Apopka on Saturday. If Baker County is able to either win or be the runner-up of its pool, the team will play against one of the teams from the B Pool that advanced on Sunday. The B Pool consists of Keystone, N Brandon, Chaires and Kendall. 21 to determine the 9 and 10-year-old state baseball champion. While the 9 and 10-year-old baseball team will continue to play in hopes of earning a state title, three other Baker County teams came up short in their pursuit of the sectional crown. The 10 and 11-year-old baseball team also trav eled to Mims to play in the sectional tournament. The team started off strong with a 4-2 victory over Merritt Island, but fell to DeLand 11-4. While the baseball teams were in Mims playing, Baker Countys major and senior softball teams re mained home to continue tournament play at Minger Fields. Like the rest of the softball tournament, weather played a huge roll throughout the weekends action. Both Baker County teams were supposed to play their two games on July 13, but the weather didnt cooperate. Baker Countys major division game against Rockledge got under way on time, but poor weather affected it throughout. Baker Countys team was dominant when the weather was dry, but unfortunately rain fell for much of the early portion of the game. A heavy downpour forced a nearly three-hour de sumed, Baker County took a 1-0 lead in the secbunt by Caitlyn Cook. The rain started falling again in the third inning, which is when Rockledge took the lead on one play. Alexandra Herbert hit a three-run double before a series of errors allowed her to score and give Rockledge a 4-1 edge. The game, along with the rest of the tournament, was postponed shortly after that play until Sunday because of continuous lightning strikes within three Baker County shutdown Rockledge when play resumed Sunday morning, but the damage had already been done. Baker County wasnt able to mount a comeback as Rockledge pitcher Ashley Stephenson struck out six batters en route to the 4-1 win. Despite the rain playing a crucial role in the game, Coach Robert Davis wouldnt use it as an excuse. It didnt bother us at all, Davis said. We played one inning in the rain and thats just playing ball. Thats just how the bags fell. The girls still had a chance to win the section if they beat Orange City in the days second game. Unfortunately, the teams hitting woes continued and Orange Citys Haley Duncan threw a no-hitter. She had a perfect game entering the sixth inning be fore Cook was able to reach base on an error. Baker Countys defense played well again in the second game, but the lack of offense made them come up short. The team gave up just one run in the win and advance to the state tournament. Davis said he was happy with the teams performance throughout the summer. I am very proud of all of the girls for the hard work that they put into this, Davis said. Due to the runs allowed in this tournament and our defense sectionals and tied for the ninth place in the state. Ninth out of 46 is not too bad. While the major divisions game continued through two days, the senior division had to wait until Sunday to play both of its game. game against Mims. The scoring got underway with Kennedy, who scored on an error on the same play. ning in the dominating win. They werent able to keep the offensive production up in their second game against Debary. The game was tied 1-1 going into the sixth inning and was a defensive struggle until Baker County strug gled defensively. Debary capitalized on six Baker County errors in the inning and took an 8-1 lead, the Section 3 tournament. Next weeks edition will have the results from the 9 and 10-year-old baseball teams quest for a state championship. PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON Above: Baker Countys Allie Crummey pitches while D Miller prepares to catch. Below, manager Robert Davis gives his team a pep talk in the drizzling rain.All-S tars: 9-10 squad to state; four teams in sectionals Thank you to theCity of Macclenny Fire Department Phantom Fireworks Jimmy Barton Vendors and all who attendedthe Independence Day Celebration and fireworks July 4th at Memorial Park! THANK YOU! PHOTO COURTESY OF 10-11 YE A R OLD BA KER COUNTY ALLST A RS Baker boys after 10-11 district titleThe Little L eagues 10-11 baseball all-star team is pictured above following their recent district championship win. The squad went on to beat Merritt Island 4-2 in its rst sectional game before falling to DeLand 11-4 in the following contest. Pictured in front from left are Hayden F ish, Conner Moore, Danny Neri, Noah Howell, Trace Kemp, Colby Watson and Scott Rewis. The players in back from left are Carter Kennedy, Blane Roberts, Colby Kennedy, Cody Bennett and Reagon Houge. REGISTER AS A USER ON THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS websiteRegister at www.bakercountypress.com and you will have access to all content from the print edition and more.SUBSCRIPTIONS$5/MONTH or $25/YEARPAYMENT VIA PAYPAL Contact our new sports editor Jon Shumake on Twitter @jonshumake or by e-mail at email@example.com Custom PrintingStationery Invoices Business Cards Envelopes Invitations THE OFFICE MAR T PRE SS CL ASSIFIED S ONLY$7.00 cash/check Deadline M onday at 5:00 THE BAKER COUN T Y PRESS Subscribe to our E editionwww.bakercountypress.com Send us letters and make sure they are SIGNED with a phone number.
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Banquet Crispy Skinless or Crispy OriginalCHICKEN $ 6 99 Portside TILAPIA, POLLOCKOR FLOUNDER FILLETS 2/$400 SUMMER/FALL TRAVEL BALLTRYOUTS13/14 year old boys North Florida FuryThursday, July 18 @ 5:30 pm at Senior League field in MacclennyCall Ron Kiper 239-7867 JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Baker Bullets swim team returned to the pool at the Bak er County Family YMCA July 13 with an impressive showing against Winston YMCA from Ponte Vedra. Poor weather prevented the Bullets from practicing through much of the week leading up to the meet, but it didnt slow the team down. They outscored the Winston Waves 2,659 to 1,084 en route to another victory. The overall team scores were vidual swimmers performed in their events. The Bullets had 49 swimmers competing in 145 individual events, which resulted in a total of 79 best times. Those time improvements are the most important thing, Coach Trevor Nelson said. When you see the kids work hard, thats what makes you the proudest, Nelson said. The swimmers did a very good job today. All the time improvements meant great showings in the in dividual results as Baker County had swimmers finish near the top in every event, but it included Loriann Bliss edged out a Winston swimmer by just two one-hundredths of a second to 50-yard backstroke. Audri Leis finished in third place slightly more than a second later. Samantha Dillard and Sarah Beth ished in second place for the 1112 boys, and James Gipson came in third place for the 9-10 boys. In the boys 13-14 100-yard individual medley (IM), Daniel Boehm narrowly won over his brother Joseph by less than a second in another thrilling race. ished atop the 11-12 boys, while Braeden Knight did the same in the open boys division. Keslea Crain, Karlee Nelson and Elizabeth Reagan swept the top three spots for the 13-14 girls, and Ashley Jennings and Andrea Clark open girls division. one second behind a Winston swimmer in the 7-8 boys 25-yard third for the Bullets. James Rich6 and under boys. The 9-10 boys 50-yard butterevent of the day. There was only a 1.2-second difference between ler Wilkerson and Daniel Westinghouse, respectively. Michelle Dukeman finished second for the 11-12 girls. Dillard and Emily Ossmann claimed the second and third spots for the 9-10 girls. But not every race was so close. In the 50-yard freestyle, Braeden Knight finished more ished second and third for the 11-12 girls, and Prevatt and Craw ford did the same for the boys in the same age division. Dillard Andrea Clark and Ashley Jennings finished in the top two spots in the girls 200-yard freethe prize. Ethan Knight, Daniel Boehm and Joseph Boehm swept the top three spots in the 100-yard freestyle for the 13-14 boys, while Crain, Nelson and Reagan did the same for the 13-14 girls. In the 25-yard freestyle, Jorthe 6 and under girls. Will Nick and second for the 6 and under teammate Gabe Finley for second and third place for the 7-8 boys. The Bullets had swimmers stroke in multiple divisions. Ethan Knight, Daniel Boehm and Justus Tampoc swept the top three positions for the 13-14 boys. Nelson and Molly Walters the 13-14 girls, while Abby Rice and Bethany Richards replicated the results in the open girls division. Leis, Peyton Ferry and Bliss 50-yard breaststroke for the 1112 girls. Prevatt and Crawford came in second and third for the 11-12 boys. Ossmann and Hanand third for the 9-10 girls, and Westinghouse and Wilkerson had the same results for the 9-10 boys. Richardson and Nickles claimed the top two spots in the 25-yard breaststroke in the boys 6 and under division. Jordyn 6 and under girls. Putney and for the 7-8 boys team. Baker County continued to have success in the 100-yard backstroke. Both the 13-14 boys and girls swept the top three spots in their races. Ethan Knight, Joseph Boehm and Tampoc did it for the boys, while Crain, Kyrie Holmon and Todd did so for the girls. Braeden boys open division, and Clark for the girls. The individual competitions were rounded out by the 25-yard backstroke. Nickles and Richthe 6 and under boys, and Jorgirls of the same age group. Finboys, while Lyndi Barrios came in third for the girls. As successful as the Bullets were in individual events, they were just as competitive in relay events. ish in first and second in the mixed 100-yard freestyle relay. The first-place team of Ethan Knight, Ashley Jennings, Bethany Richardson and Crain clocked in at less than one minute in the event. The mixed 13-14 100-yard freestyle relay team swept the top three spots, while the mixed ished second. The 9-10 girls and 7-8 boys 100-yard freestyle relay in their age groups. The 9-10 boys and ond. The Bullets will compete against Fernandina Beach July pionships. Nelson said it could be the most competitive meet of the season, and it starts at 9 am at the YMCA pool on West Lowder Street in Macclenny. PHOTO BY JON SHUM A KE Bullets swimmers Daniel Boehm (left) and Joseph Boehm at Saturdays meet at the Baker YMCA pool.Bullets stroke past Winston YMCA Photo Prints are Great Gifts (and so are mousepads, poster prints, and mugs)See many of the professional photos from our paper and thrill someone special by ordering a print or a photo gift of you favorite. News photographs are now available through easy online purchase! Go to www.bakercountypress.com and click on Photos