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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SIN CE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll.Greens Creek bridge construction ahead of scheduleSee page 8 Wildcat football training camp begins, no pads for week 1 See page 16 ONLINE POLL RESULTSHow would you rate the school lunch menus?60% Yuck 20% Great 20% Edible Majorettes win national championship at N otre DameSee page 16S ee page 8MIKE ANDERSON PR ESS ST AFF Although the projected deficit in the upcoming county budget has now been reduced to $1.2 million, from a high of $2.5 million last month, county commissioners are moving toward slightly higher taxes to help fund county government in 2013-14. Expenses have already been cut substantially and additional spending reductions will be sought to narrow the gap even further before the new fiscal say, but a little more tax revenue would help reduce the need to draw heavily on reserve funds to balance the budget. The reserve fund, which currently contains about $6.7 million in unallocated funds. But the dwindling revenue source has been used every year gap between revenues and ex penditures, and officials say they cannot continue to rely on budgetary problems. On a positive note, less reserve money has been needed each year, which indicates the county has been doing a better job of keeping expenditures more closely in line with rev enues, officials said during a budget workshop on the after noon of August 5. Were making the right decisions and headed the right way, County Manager C.J. Thompson told commissioners as he presented his latest revenues of $22,109,527 and expenses totaling $23,374,942. The overall budget, which includes funding for all five iff, clerk of court, property appraiser, tax collector and su$7,163,486 for basic county government services, 3.86 percent higher than last years $6,897,538. Commissioners agreed that progress has been made and that next year a balanced budget might be possible for the need for reserve funds. Still, a majority did something that hasnt been done in years: vote for a tax increase. The board voted 3-2 to increase the property tax rate current 7.1495 mills to the socalled rollback rate of 7.2916 mills, or from $7.15 for every $1,000 of assessed value to $7.30. In practical terms, the proposed rate would increase the tax bill on a home valued at $100,000 from $715 to $730. That would take an additional 4 cents per day out of the household budget. The rollback rate is the one necessary to produce the same amount of revenue as last year, JOEL ADDINGT ON N E WS EDIT OR firstname.lastname@example.orgThe countys long-time attorney Terry Brown quit practicing law late last month, admitting to the Florida Bar that mental impairments brought on by mini-strokes have ren dered him incapable of doing so. The Press early July that the attorney who has represented the county commission for a quartercentury intended to step down. My health conditions have required me to make many changes in my daily schedule, Mr. Brown wrote in his July 25 resignation letter to Baker County Commission chairman Mark Hartley. While I hoped to maintain my government stressful than litigation) I now realize that will not be feasible. Mr. Brown in his resignation letter added that he hoped to give the county more notice several doctor appointments impeded his ability to properly represent the county. County Manager C.J. Thompson said the county will borrow Bradford Countys fulltime counsel, Will Sexton, on an interim basis while a search for the new county attorney takes place. Mr. Sexton was a partner in Mr. Browns practice in Starke until recently. Hes represented a number of county boards in recent years. A request for proposals was released last week for the county attorney position in hopes of securing Mr. Browns replacement in four to six weeks, said Mr. Thompson. The reason Will [Sexton] is the clear choice is hes familiar and comfortable with Baker County and us with him, he said. Mr. Brown was also the attorney for the Baker Correctional Development Corporathe Baker County Sheriffs Complex north of Macclenny, and the New River Solid Waste Association, the three-county partnership which owns the From left: County Manager C.J. Thompson, county commissioners James Croft, Jimmy Anderson, Mark Hartley, Adam Giddens and Gordon Crews; plus Clerk of Courts Al Fraser at Mondays budget workshop.S ee page 4Brown formally resigns as counselDecit gap pruned to $1.2 million S ee page 4JOEL ADDINGT ON N E WS EDIT OR email@example.comMacclenny City Commission candidate and Republican Party of Baker County chairman Kirk Gravelle was the suspect in a child sex battery investigation back in 2004, but the case was dropped when state attorneys here and in Jacksonville declined to prosecute. Mr. Gravelle, a financial planner for Morgan Stanley in Jacksonville, allegedly had a six-month consensual sexual relationship with an underaged girl, who along with her family, was living with the suspect and his family in the Mandarin area before they all moved to Macclenny in 2002. Mr. Gravelle denied the allegations, calling them, false and vindictive. He said he was attempting to help the family through Candidate target of dismissed sex caseS ee page 6 JOEL ADDINGT ON N E WS EDIT OR firstname.lastname@example.orgChildren at the all-black Central Elementary School in the late 1960s couldnt get away with much. Even when teachers left the room, and students misbehaved, somehow the teachers knew exactly what transpired in their absence. They always knew who was up walking around or whatever, said Central Elementary alum Gail Haygood of Margaretta. I never knew how they knew that. There was no air conditioning in those days so the pull-out windows was happening inside the classrooms to those outside. years, said Ms. Haygood, 54. ond grade classes in 1965. Its scheduled for August 17 inside whats left of the old school, located just north of US 90 on CR 229. Today the building serves as a community center owned by Faith Bible Church. Marva Williams, the wife of church pastor Videll WilClensy Warren and Dorothy Arlines second grade class. sixth grade before integration. Other students from that era remember the many plays and paserved as welcome entertainment between lessons. Sheryl Gaskins Mobley, 53, of Fort Lauderdale, another former student at Central, said one of her favorite memories from her time there was a particular parade and celebration held one day in midand white shoes. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Former Central Elementary students (front from left) L.T. Holton, Marva Williams, Beverly Gaskins, Phyllis Williams, (back from left) Rita Paige, Theola McCray and Marvin Givens in front of what remains of the former school, which serves as a community center today.
LETTERS T O THE EDIT OR Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence. Letters must reect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public. The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspapers judgement does not meet standards of publication. C ONT AC T US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our oce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comCOMMEN TT B C PPage3AUGUST 8, 2013 Page 2 T B C P ursday, August 8, 2013Permit me to add to Joel Addingtons comments in last weeks edition on the mishmash that is Floridas school grading and student testing system. Back in those college years, I recall the second semester of political science course (my major) when I received a D after getting a B in the first section. After the first semester, using the reasoning powers of a typical 19-yearold, I figured the second phase would be a snap. So I attend ed class (shall we say?) infrequently. Where was the Florida Department of Education when I needed it? Had the good Benedictine monks who ran the college adopted DOE logic (fat chance of that), the professor would have been forbidden from dropping my grade more than one level. I would have come away with a middle-ofthe-pack C. The upside: it would have let me off the hook. The downside would have been a delay in learning one of the most valuable lessons a college student needs to pull down decent awake. As Mr. Addington pointed out, the state prevented schools from dropping more than a single grade this year (our own Keller Intermediate would have slipped to an F) because grading standards have stiffened. Similar to the school grad ing rules, the individual test ing standards in Florida are in a state of flux with constantly moving targets. Ask any teacher in grade levels that are tested. The use of standardized testing to measure student prog ress is nothing new, nor is it unreasonable for legislators who get paid by the taxpayers to use public money to fund schools to demand a yardstick of progress. The turmoil and confusion likely to continue stigmatizing FCAT testing and school grad the obsession government has to make all outcomes (as opposed to opportunities) equal. Flowing downhill (as bilge always does) from Washington to all state capitols, this logic dictates that inequities can be erased if we just implement one more government program, revise another set of rules or juggle the way test results are interpreted. My generation of teachers, people we ran around with in the 1970s and 1980s, long ago retired. With few exceptions, they remark on how public school teaching changed dramatically during their careers. The freedom to design and shift lesson plans to fit fields of study and achievement levels largely vanished. Creativity is stifled by the smothering blankets of new rules promulgated from federal and state education departments. School district of lawsuits. What is taught is geared toward standardized testing; concentrate on those things and the results will take care of themselves. Hows that working out? An alarming number of younger teachers (five years or less on the job) are throwing in the towel and moving on to other professions. Some are staying in the classroom for fear that finding something else worthwhile in this slumbering economy will land them on the street or working part time for considerably less. This isnt Baker Countys problem alone. Its everywhere, and begs this question. If pub lic schools continue down this structured, standardized road to even greater mediocrity, how will new, effective teachers be willing to dedicate their lives to the noble profession? Two things are certain: if the system collapses, none of todays rule makers will be anywhere near the scene of the crime. And no one will admit that the obsession with making outcomes equal was foolhardy. Hey, where are you going? my wife asked early this morning as I put on my shoes. Im going up to school to work on the Old Time Gospel Jubilee set. Will you help me set up for the meeting Im doing in your Media Center for tomor row? Sure. So long as we do it on Bob Time and not Kelley Time. Theres Bob Time? Absolutely. Were in Bob Time right now. Are we also in Kelley Time? No. I dont think so. Theres a little overlap, but not much. So what is Bob Time? Well during summer, Bob Time is early in the morning until around noon. After that, its just limbo until rehearsals start at 6 pm. Limbo? Im assuming that youre not talk ing about the game? No, though I was pretty good at that as a kid. Limbo is when Im not doing anything particular. Im reading, or writing my columns or doing assorted stuff with no particular purpose. No particular purpose? Remember, were talking about summer time, not regular work days. Limbo gets a lot smaller then. In summer, limbo might mean me taking a nap or watching a movie or playing a video game on the computer. That seems to take up a lot of your time. Lets not be snide. Remember, you want me to help you. She made a snorting sound. But only if it falls within Bob Time. No. Thats not true. If it falls within Bob Time, I will do it happily. Pleasantly. With a smile on my face. Humming. Whistling while I work like Snow Whites animals. If it falls outside of Bob Time, I will still do it just not so happily. Kelley propped up on her elbow. I see. So that grouchy curmudgeon that we all see every day is just you outside of Bob Time. Hurtful, hurtful, hurtful. But true, true, true. Maybe a little, I replied. Outside of Bob Time I do tend to complain more. Ive seen you grumpy dur ing Bob Time. Yeah, but thats usually because some major obstacle has been thrown into the path of my achieving what I want to achieve for that day. Like helping me set up for my meeting? Not at all. So, 7:30 am until noon? Seems like a pretty small win dow of opportunity. Not really. It opens back up for rehearsal. Before slamming shut again. Watch out for your fingers when it does. And what about me? she asked. What about Kelley Time? Hmm. Varies greatly from day to day and task to task. What does that mean? Well, Kelley Time usually starts later in the morning than Bob Time and runs until dinner. Okay. I can see that. Unless Unless what? Unless you are doing some thing for someone. Then? Then it can stretch indefi nitely. You are much more generous with your time than I am with mine. She smiles. That would seem to make me a much more pleasant and industrious person than you. You grasshopper Unless Unless what? She scowls. Unless you have two things at intersecting times. Because Kelley Time is so generous with other people, you have a hard time cutting loose and moving on to the next thing on your agenda. Which makes me late for things. Notice how I avoided saying that? Happy Bob Time. Exactly. No negativity here. So, lets say I get there about 9:30 am. Ill encounter that smiling, cooperative Bob? Yep. I exit humming Whistle While You Work. Offer ends 9/30/13. Not available in all areas. Limited to Performance Internet for new residential customers. After 6 months, monthly service charge for Performance Internet goes to $49.99 for months 7-12. After promotional period, regular rates apply. Comcasts current monthly service charge ranges from $42.95$54.95 with TV or Voice service or $56.95$64.95 without TV or Voice service. Limited to service to a single outlet. Equipment, installation and taxes extra. May not be combined with other offers. Actual speeds vary and are not guaranteed. 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Richard Clark: Turkey and cheese, spicy mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion on whole wheat. Uummmm. Kendall Hurd: Head cheese, roast beef, tomatoes and provolone on wheat. Youve got to try it! Jay Cannaday: Tuna and Miracle Whip, or peanut butter and Miracle Whip. Seriously. Join the discussion on Facebook by searching The Baker County Press and liking our page. We post news content daily. What you had to say ... MY SIDE OF THE MATTERROBERT GERARD Dear Editor:Weve heard the facts. Every day more than 1,200 people in the U.S. die from smoking. Tobacco use is responsible for 443,000 deaths a year. Nine out of ten smokers start in their teens. Each day in the U.S., more than 3,800 youths under 18 smoke their In Florida, 21,300 youths become new daily smokers each year. Data suggests that more than 300,000 Florida children, now un der age 18, will ultimately die prematurely from smoking. How do Baker County youths weigh in to the tobacco statistics? According to the 2012 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey, they have a higher rate of tobacco use than the overall usage rate than average. Here are those facts: tobacco on one or more of the past 30 days compared to a state rate of tobacco on one or more of the past 30 days compared to a state rate of Its against the law for anyone under age 18 to even possess tobacco. Those who are underage and do possess or use tobacco can required to attend a tobacco education class. Failure to follow through can result in revocation of ones drivers license or postponement of receiving one until all requirements are completed. Locally, underage citations are given by police on campus. policy that applies to students, employees and visitors on all school properties and at all school activities. Soon school will start and there will be athletic, social, dramatic and musical events. When tobacco use is not prevalent in school environments and students are not witare less likely to think tobacco use is acceptable. For assistance in quitting tobacco, call the Baker County Health Department at 259-6291. Free classes and free nicotine replacement are available. Pam Geralds Tobacco Prevention Specialist Baker County Health Department Reverse countys high tobacco use statistics IMPRESS I ONSJim McG auley LETTER T O THE EDIT OR Send us letters and make sure they are SIGNED with a phone number.
ursday, August 8, 2013 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, August 8, 2013 Those agencies are seeking to as well. The attorney in June waived his right to a probable cause hearing before a Florida Bar grievance committee on a complaint by former wife Carolyn Kowalski of St. Augustine, with whom he has had a tumultuous relationship based on divorce court records in St. Johns County. The committee would have decided whether Mr. Brown, 59, vent him from practicing law. In his waiver petition, later approved by the Florida Supreme Court, Mr. Brown in effect admitted to the impairment brought on by the brainstem strokes and rendered his law license inactive. He also agreed not to seek re instatement. Court documents related to his divorce from Ms. Kowalski and a domestic violence protection order she sought against him bespeak of a turbulent personal life that could well have affected his mental stability and professional performance. mestic violence protection or der in St. Johns County on April 29 after an altercation with Mr. Brown at her home the previous day. He was residing there and in Keystone Heights intermittently, according to Ms. Kowalskis petition. mid-February. In her petition for the protection order, Ms. Kowalski, 53, alleged Mr. Brown was in psychiatric treatment for suicidal thoughts and sex addiction. The protection order was issued on May 23 and remains effective through the end of Brown asking the court to reconsider the order but was denied. Mr. Brown stated in his motion that while hes committed seling for sexual addiction, but rather for severe depression. He also referenced the brain strokes that began last year and his sleep apnea. Ms. Kowalski said in a signed statement the April 28 altercation began after she intercepted a sexually-explicit message on Mr. Browns phone from one of his sex partners and insisted he leave the residence. She said he refused to do so and grabbed the phone from her hand as she tried to phone police. She said he wrestled her to the bed when she attempted to reach another phone. and handguns and Ms. Kowalski stated she feared for her safety. Mr. Brown and Ms. Kowalski married in March, 2012 and separated about four months later, court records show. Their divorce was granted in late February, but the disposition of assets is still pending. According to court documents, Mr. Brown is seeking to recoup some $170,000 he loaned his former wife for a St. Augustine condo and its remodeling. He says their marriage broke up when she refused to put his name on the deed. Mrs. Kowalski argues she paid Mr. Brown back the money he contributed to the condo and that they mutually agreed to keep his name off the deed. In addition to the condo money, Mr. Brown is seeking com pensation for representing Mrs. Kowalski in her previous divorce in 2011 against Reich & Mancini, FL. Both cases resulted in settlements for Mrs. Kowalski, court records indicate. Press publisher Jim McGauley contributed to this story.B AKER COUNTY COMMISSIONF rom page 1 409 W. Macclenny Ave. | 397-0163 DISCOUNT HEALTH FOODSPartners with R&G Seafood Open: Tues. & Thurs. 9-7 Wed. & Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-1EAT Fresh EAT Local EAT HealthyWe offer a wide variety of natural, gluten-free and organic foods COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION 1.5%APR*Rates as low asFANTASTIC FINANCING AVAILABLE THRU SEPTEMBER 30Get $150 Cash Back* www.countryfcu.com Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional Care ....... . . . . . . .................. 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CollinsON SEPTEMBER 10TH The only candidate who has regularly attended the city commission meetings since 2007 Member of Macclenny City Zoning Adjustment Board for 5 Years, Current Chairman Member of the Baker County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Member of the Baker County Tourist Development Council Licensed Real Estate Broker Licensed Community Association Manager Active member of the Leadership Council and Finance Committee for Christ Church Anglican in Jacksonville Past President of the Lions Club Past Vice President of the Kiwanis Club Past Member of the Rotary Clubfor Macclenny City Commissioner Group 4Paid by Dennis G. Collins for Macclenny City Commissioner, Group 4 although it will actually funnel $104,767 in additional revenue due mainly to new construction in the past year, Mr. Thompson said. Commissioner Adam Giddens broke the ice on the tax issue when he called for the modest increase. I say we draw the line in the sand and set the millage at the rollback rate, Mr. Giddens said. Were working as hard as we can on the expenditure side of things. Commissioner Gordon Crews agreed that a slight tax increase is self out of the budgetary hole cre ated during the Great Recession and resulting declines in property values the past several years. Weve got to make a move in that direction until we can get caught up, Mr. Crews said. Commissioners James Croft and Jimmy Anderson, on the other hand, argued against higher taxes. They said the county must do the best it can with existing revenues. Im leaning more toward learning to live within our means, Mr. Anderson said, adding that while he somewhat agrees with the rollback rate, I firmly believe we should live within our means. He said the county manager and department heads have done a tremendous job trimming expenses to get the budget and He further said he believes some additional cost cutting measures can be taken. I think theres some more tweaking that can be done, Mr. Anderson said. Mr. Croft said he was opposed to raising the tax rate because it would adversely affect some existing property owners, not just those who have built new homes or added on to existing ones. He agreed with Mr. Andersons concept of making do with existing income. My car just rolled over 200,000 miles, Mr. Croft said. Id like to go buy a new one, but I just cant. Likewise, he said, all county funded agencies and depart ments, including constitutional tions that have typically received county donations, need to accept ownership in the budget and make substantial cuts. In further support of his contention that a tax increase is unnecessary, Mr. Anderson noted that the county never spends all that it budgets for expenditures, including the amounts set aside in recent years from the reserve He said when he came into ofserve fund balance was about $8 million and since then the county has budgeted about $4 million in reserve funds, yet nearly $7 million still remains in the fund. My point is that we have budgeted all that for these three years but we havent spent it all, he said, adding later, If were mov ing in the right direction why raise the millage rate. Commissioner Giddens, unmoved by his fellow Republican commissioners arguments, stuck to his original motion to boost the tax rate, saying: I dont care if it looks like a tax increase. Its the right thing to do. After the 3-2 split vote, which was decided by Commission Chairman Mark Hartley siding with Mr. Giddens and Mr. Crews, proposed rate is only tentative and could be reduced before the new budget is adopted next month. son said. By law, three commissioners could have voted for a tax rate of 9.6688 mills, which would generate an additional $1,857,414. Or, could have voted to boost the rate to the maximum allowed by state law, 10 mills, which would produce an extra $2,101,599. The next budget workshop has been scheduled for 3 pm on Auon the budget will be on Septemand adoption on September 17. F rom page 1 Teresa Matheny of Episcopal Childfrens Services addresses commissioners regarding future county funding for her agency.Brown: House Cleaning Special$9.99 per room(good thru 8/31/13)Advance Cleaning Maintenance 904.338.4224 MIKE ANDERSON PR ESS ST AFF The cost of health insurance for Baker County employees is going up. Exactly how much, and be decided in the coming weeks. The particulars will be determined by the countys insurance committee, which includes the county manager and employees, working with the countys insur ance consultant Owen & Associ ates. You give us a target and well bring back a plan that meets that target, County Manager C.J. Thompson told county commissioners during a meeting on the evening of August 5. Let employThe issue of health insurance for county employees and their families was discussed at length by county commissioners during a meeting on the evening of August 5. Commissioners had previously been told that insurance costs could jump more than 30 percent when the new insurance coverage begins on November 1. But it really depends upon the type of coverage and how much more of the expenses employees and the county are willing to bear. For example, higher deductibles and co-pays would help keep premium rates down but would den on some employees and their families. Tim Owen, owner of Owen & Associates, told the board that the countys insurer, United Healthcare, had managed to keep insurance cost increases down to about years. But it is facing greater ex penses as a result of increasing claims, he said. Premium increases of 10 to 20 percent is what were seeing an awful lot of with plans similar to ours, Mr. Owen said. According to documents presented to the board by Mr. Owen, United Healthcare had received premiums totaling $1,133,868 through April 30 and had paid out $1,020,050. Since then, the number of claims have increased and the company now has paid out more in claims than has been received in premiums, he said. A number of catastrophic illnesses struck county employees and their families last year, resulting in ongoing treatment and expenses for brain cancer, breast cancer, thyroid cancer and complications of high blood pressure and heart conditions. Presently, about 237 county employees are enrolled in the health plan, including 84 and their families. One way to reduce future claims, Mr. Owen said, is to provide incentives for employees and their families to adopt healthier lifestyles through wellness programs, such as those aimed at helping people stop smoking and exercise more, provided in the insurance plan. er) claims. They just do, Mr. Owen said. After discussing several options, which offered premium increases ranging from 28.4 percent to a low of 1.5 percent, commissioners voted to accept the plan based on a 18 percent in crease. Under this plan, referred to as Option 5, the monthly rate for employees would jump from $450.85 to $531.79 and fam ily coverage would increase from $1,239.84 to $1,462.43. Deductibles and co-payment requirements also would increase. However, the insurance com mittee could select another op tion with a higher premium increase and less out-of-pocket expenses for employees, who would have to pay the difference. Commissioners also are considering a suggestion made two weeks ago by Commissioner Adam Giddens to require new employees hired after October 1 to pay more of the cost for family health insurance coverage. The county now pays roughly $1,000 for family coverage. In a somewhat related matter concerning health costs borne by taxpayers, commissioners postponed a decision on whether to pay an additional $119,366 for inmate medical expenses generated by county jail inmates in the past year. Sheriff Joey Dobson requested the payment in excess of the $150,000 the county is contractually required to pay the Baker Correctional Development Corporation annually for inmate medical care costs. Commissioners balked at the request, saying they didnt think it was their responsibility. We put the money ($150,000) in there that you said we needed in there and now youre saying you need more, Commissioner Gordeon Crews said, directing his comments to Brian Bishop, the sheriffs administrative chief. Inmate medical costs have exceeded the $150,000 the county provided in recent years, but it was always such a small amount that the sheriffs budget covered it, Mr. Bishop said. However, sev eral inmates had serious health problems last year that generated much higher costs. I dont know that its our cost, Commissioner Croft said. Mr. Bishop said BCDC is responsible for in-house medical care, treatment, medications and such. But it doesnt have the mon ey in its budget for doctor and hospital visits, such as occurred in the past year. What are you going to do if we say no? Commissioner Giddens asked Mr. Bishop. Because we dont have the money either. I expect vendors will be knocking on all of our doors, with their attorneys with them I would imagine, Mr. Bishop replied. The countys new temporary attorney, Will Sexton, will review the county commissions contract with the BCDC and render a legal opinion as to whether the county should pay the excess medical expenses at the next board meeting. In other action the board: county manager on the status of seeking a replacement for County Attorney Terry Brown, who announced his resignation last week due to health concerns. Mr. Thompson said requests for proposals had been advertised and were due by August 16. Commissioners agreed to re view the applications with the county manager in a workshop before a decision is made. Mr. Croft suggested the workshop be cause this is a professional position that we directly employ ourselves. Mr. Croft also suggested that the new attorney agree not to represent any other agency that we may do business with to avoid a potential conflict of interest. He was alluding to the fact that Mr. Brown was the legal counsel for the county commission, New River Solid Waste Association and the Baker Correctional De velopment Corporation, which conceivably could disagree on things that would require legal guidance. Its a good time to start with a clean slate, Mr. Croft said. the Florida Department of Transportation at the scene of several ous intersection of Interstate 10 and US 90 in Sanderson, where two people were killed last month and a small child was injured in a collision. According to the Baker County occurred at the two intersections in the past 10 years, resulting in numerous injuries, property ing $82,919.90 in federal emer gency relief aid to help reimburse the countys costs to repair roads and bridges damaged during Tropical Storm Debby last year. the Baker County Shining Stars Special Needs Pageant to be held at the county agriculture center on US 90 free of charge. The board waived all fees. No date was announced for the event, which will be sponsored by the Westside Nursery and Preschool.Health insurance costs are ballooning You give us a target and well bring back a plan that meets that target. Let employees gure out what works best.C.J. ompsonCounty Manager Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Be Dangerous To Your HealthFREE book by doctor reveals what the PRESS CLASSIFIEDS ONLY$7.00 cash/check Deadline M onday at 5:00 THE BAKER COUN T Y PRESS
ursday, August 8, 2013 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, August 8, 2013between him and the victims father, which caused the family to move to Tennessee. The whole situation was a nightmare, all because I tired to help a family that was in need, Mr. Gravelle said. The case was brought to the attention of the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office by an investigator with Tennessee Childrens Services in late 2004, according to then-Baker County gator Mike Combs report on the matter. JSO forwarded a report from the Tennessee investigator, Steve Dixon, to police here. Investigator Dixon reportedly conducted an interview with the victim as well and sent a report detailing her statements to authorities here. The youth indicated in the interview that she and Mr. Gravelle became close friends and had sex about 20 times before the rela tionship ended when she began dating another male, Investigator Combs report notes. An attempt was made to set up a recorded phone call between the victim and Mr. Gravelle speaking about their relationship, but the victim and her family decided not to make the call. Investigator Combs said this week Mr. Gravelle, 42, was very calm and polite when he confronted the suspect with the allegations. His report states the suspect was already aware of the allegations because the victims family had confronted him previously about the alleged relation ship. At that time, the suspect said he would contact his attorney and then call the investigator. When Mr. Gravelle did call back, he gave Investigator Combs the contact information for his attorney, who later informed police the suspect would not be speaking to investigators. Early on in the investigation, it was realized that at this point it came down to the victims word against his, and without further successfully prosecute, wrote Investigator Combs. He wrote that the state attorney in Jacksonville declined to prosecute the case there and Mel Bessinger, the former assistant state attorney in Baker County, made the same call. In a written statement provided to The Press, Mr. Gravelle suggested that information about the investigation surfaced now due to his political aspirations. I want the people of Macclenny who know me and those who have yet to meet me, to know that I did none of these alleged charges, he wrote. Gravelle ned for break ing nance rules More recently Mr. Gravelle was disciplined by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which hears complaints against finance industry professionals. The authority fined him $10,000 and suspended marking investment orders to skirt his companys ban on soliciting customers to buy shares of certain securities. Mr. Gravelle admitted the violation, which also caused his He was suspended by Morgan Stanley for five days as well, bringing his full suspension to 10 days. He also had to undergo compliance training and re-test for Planner. Mr. Gravelle defended his actions by saying the trades were in the best interest of his clients and es from management on how to handle them appropriately. There was no fraud or attempt to harm anybody ... Im he said. The other candidates? A review of criminal, civil and licensing records by The Press this week revealed no evidence of past wrong-doing by the other two candidates in the Macclenny City Commission race, Sam Kitching and Dennis Collins. Peggy Gatlin of the sheriffs ofther Mr. Kitching, who works for the sheriffs department manag ing programs inside the jail, nor Mr. Collins, a Macclenny realtor, in criminal investigations arising here. Searches of local court re cords and those in neighboring fractions for Mr. Gravelle, who has been issued many speeding tickets in Duval County in recent years. Mr. Collins real estate license is in good standing with the Florida Department of Business and Regulation, as is Mr. Kitchings real estate license, though his is inactive. Corporation records show Mr. Healthy Baker, Inc.s board of dialty Group, LLC and Mr. Gravelle is a board member for the Jack phy Charity, Inc., formerly Power 143 Charity, Inc., which was formerly Power FM, Inc. The city commission election is September 10.JOEL ADDINGT ON N E WS EDIT OR email@example.comAfter revising down the num ber of inmates projected at the county jail for revenue budgeting purposes, the Baker Correction al Development Corporations board of directors on July 17 approved its $12.5 million budget By assuming an average daily population of 390 prisoners at the 500-bed facility north of Macclenny, down from 425 in corporation expects to see an 11 percent reduction in revenue, or about $1.3 million. For budgeting accuracy, how ever, the revised average daily population is more in line with the numbers the county jail, which houses both local and federal inmates, has seen in recent months, since federal budget cuts became effective in March. The year-to-date average daily population through June was 399 prisoners (122 local and 277 federal). The average dropped ever, to 327 prisoners. In presenting the revised budwhich begins October 1, to the BCDC board, its finance man ager Jeffrey Cox said that overall there was a 5 percent decrease, or some $549,00, in expenses compared to the current budget, min utes from the meeting show. The decline was mostly in peristing vacancies. Still, it helped to move total expenses in the budget to $12,496,658. That leaves about $250,000 in net income in the budget. The board, which includes Todd Knabb, Alex Robinson, Paula Barton and Larry Payne, approved the budget unanimously. County commissioner Jimmy Anderson attended the meeting as well. Mr. Cox also reported to the board that bond payments on some $45 million borrowed for construction and start-up of the facility in 2008 are on schedule and the corporation continues to put cash aside monthly for re serves, which total 1.7 million. Mr. Cox has said previously that ideally, BCDC should have more than $3 million in reserve at all times to satisfy bondholders. He also reported that through June 30, BCDC experienced a net loss of about $109,000. The board meets quarterly at gathering set for October 17 at 2 pm. Macclenny PHARMACY1254 S. 6th St. In Tractor Supply Shopping Center Monday Friday 9 am 8 pm | Sat. 9 am 6 pm We match Walmart prices! $ 5off ANY TRANSFERRED PRESCRIPTIONSMacclenny Pharmacy is conveniently located in the Tractor Supply Shopping Center...but sometimes that isnt convenient enough! We will deliver your prescriptions to your home when you pre-register with us. Its one of the personal services we offer at Macclenny Pharmacy. We are YOUR family pharmacy! 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SNELSON OF A PORTION OF PARCEL 08-3S-22-0000-00000750; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. SYNOPSIS: e Ordinance involves applications for voluntary annexation into the City of Macclenny. e Subject Property for Ordinance No. 13-11 consists of approximately 1.81 acres located on the east side of State Road 121, south of Interstate 10 interchange and north of Je Starling Road (see map). Ordinance No. 13-11 will cause the Subject Property to be classied Commercial Medium Intensity on the Citys 2025 Future Land Use Map (FLUM) and Commercial, General on the Citys Zoning Map. FIRST READING: A public hearing on the rst reading of the proposed Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. ere shall be no vote by the City Commission regarding this Ordinance at this meeting. e City Commission meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public hearing will be held shortly aer the meeting is called to order. Interested persons may appear at the hearing and be heard regarding the adoption of the proposed amendment. COMMISSION VOTE: A public hearing requiring City Commission action on the proposed Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. e City Commission meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public hearing will be held shortly aer the meeting is called to order. Interested persons may appear at the hearing and be heard regarding the adoption of the proposed annexation. e complete legal description by metes and bounds and the proposed Ordinance may be obtained from the oce of the City Clerk at City Hall on Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Should any person decide to appeal any decision made as a result of this hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of these proceedings is made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Manager at (904) 259-0972 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal & Shingle Reroofs & Roof Repairs Your hometown contractor! LIC.#RC00670032593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#RB0067070LLC 259-9080455 W. 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Kirk GravelleGravelle: claim false F rom page 1JOEL ADDINGT ON N E WS EDIT OR firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Baker County School Board took another step toward delivering county homeowners a small tax cut last week by adopting the tentative millage rate year. The millage, or property tax, rate passed 4-0 during a 30-minute hearing the evening of July 29 with school principals and other district personnel present. School board member Jesse Davis was absent. Final approval of the millage and budget will take place in the coming months. The proposed millage rate, 7.357, is equivalent to about $7.35 per $1000 of taxable value. That means a home valued at $100,000, for instance, would pay about $735 in school district levies, in addition to city, county, water management district and hospital authority taxes. celle Richardson said county taxyear-over-year rise in property value statewide, even though Baker Countys tax roll shrunk this year. The change in value state wide reduced the required local effort portion of the tax rate about one-tenth of a mill, or $10 on a home with a taxable value of $100,000. The proposed tax rate is also the lowest in nearly two decades. Its 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 will raise nearly $6 million at the proposed rate, but thats about 5.5 percent, or nearly $360,000, less than the current years proceeds. Property taxes fund about one-tenth of total spending; the bulk of the remainder coming from state and federal sources. The board also voted 4-0 to approve the tentative $50.8-milyear. Its about 8 percent larger than the current budget. Part of the increase was attributed to higher contributions for employee pensions, which jumped about $360,000, and raises for teachers, which account for some $800,000 in ad ditional spending. Both increases were mandated by the state, though the district will see more funding from Tallahassee to cover the raises. The tentative spending plan also anticipates using some $4.1 million from reserves to balance total expenditures. Theres about $10.3 million in reserve today. The school board balanced this years budget by dipping into re serves as well. In other business from the meeting last week: agreement with Florida Gulf Coast University to facilitate grant-funded training of personnel to increase graduation and dents while reducing their drop out rate. The training costs about $35,000. vised list of district personnel issued district cell phones. The list includes 16 people, mostly district-level department heads. School board members (from left) Patricia Weeks, Dean Gris and (far right) Dwight Crews with (center) Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson and the boards attorney during a recent school board hearing.Votes 4.6% cutback in tax rateGenerates $6M of a $51M totalJOEL ADDINGT ON N E WS EDIT OR email@example.comPlans for the $2.1 million Council on Aging transportation county has applied for an envi ronmental permit from the state due to the presence of wetlands on the proposed project site behind Winn-Dixie in Macclenny. The grant-funded center has been in the works for more than three years, but County Manager C.J. Thompson says there is no deadline for expending the money. He said the Florida Depart ment of Transportation, which is administering the grant, will make the funds available as long as the county continues to show progress on the project. The design and engineering plan prepared by Bentley Architects + Engineers, Inc. of Longwood, FL detail a 15,550-squarefoot transportation center on 9.36 acres, of which about half, or 5.16 acres will be used for the project. The transportation center will become the home of the Council used to take seniors, the disabled and low-income residents on shopping, medical or educationrelated trips in the region. Last year, CoA took over management of a shuttle between Macclenny and Jacksonville along US 90 formerly operated by Jacksonville Transportation Authority. The property at the southwest corner of Buck Starling and Willis Hodges roads was purchased by CoA in 2008 with another grant for about $500,000 and deeded to the county for development of the transportation center. The remainder of the site is reserved for a future 15,400-square-foot senior center for CoA, which is now housed across from City Hall on US 90. Funding for that project is still being pursued. The site plan also shows a large retention pond on the northeast corner of the 9.36 acres and ample parking for riders, employees and buses around the transportation center. The stormwater pond and conveyance system will empty into nearby Turkey Creek, increasing runoff to the water body by about 60 percent. Pollution control measures are also planned for the project. According to the countys environmental permit application, the project will disturb some 2.14 acres of wetlands existing at the site. The county proposes to mitigate that impact by purchasing credits from the Longleaf Mitigation Bank under a yet-to-be approved agreement. The transportation center itself will feature two bus bays, a break room, passenger waiting area, training room and covered drop-off area, the engineering plans show. ILLUSTR A TION BY JESSIC A PREV A TT Map of future development at county-owned property behind Winn-Dixie.Bus hub design nearly done Pvt. Dalton NipperCompletes basicPvt. Dalton S. 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ursday, August 8, 2013 T B C P Page 8 ursday, August 8, 2013 T B C P Page 9Police arrested a Jacksonville man less than an hour after he 228 after a store manager hailed him to stop on suspicion that he was in a rest room unpacking stolen items. The manager told Deputy John Minkel he heard suspicious noises in the bathroom about 9 pm on August 2 and found packaging from a cell phone and char ger after suspect Stanley Lince, 38, of Jacksonville left a stall. He followed the suspect through the garden center entrance and directed deputies to a wooded area across 228, where a canine search turned up nothing. Deputy Minkel said a suspect matching Mr. Linces description showed up a half hour later near the Sprint Store east of Walmart, and he surrendered without incident. He was charged with petty theft and resisting a store employee. Value of the merchandise was placed at $99. booked at county jail for felony shoplifting after she was caught attempting to leave the store the afternoon of July 29 with $337 worth of merchandise. A store security worker watched as Jessica Spurlock, 24, stashed school-related items into a shopping bag and on her person. An acquaintance, 26-year-old David Lindsay, also of St. George, appeared to be assisting her in the activity. He was named in a complaint for the same offense. 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Ordinance No. 13-09 Commercial Medium Intensity on the Citys 2025 Future Land Use Map (FLUM) and Commercial, General on the Citys Zoning Map. COMMISSION VOTE : A public hearing requiring City Commission ac tion on the proposed Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, August 13 2013 in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 118 East Mac clenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. The City Commission meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public hearing will be held shortly after the meeting is called to order. Interested persons may appear at the hearing and be heard regarding the adoption of the proposed annexation. The complete legal description by metes and bounds and the proposed on Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Should any person decide to appeal any decision made as a result of this hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of these proceedings is made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accom modation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Manager at (904) 259-0972 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. WESTSIDE NURSERY & PRESCHOOL PRESENTSPop Into PRESCHOOL Open HousePOP! On over and visit us for our 2013-2014 Preschool and VPk Open House! Stop by, meet our teachers and learn about our programs!Saturday, August, 10 11:00 am5:00 pmEnroll your child and receive FREE REGISTRATIONWe will be serving hot dogs and popcorn Phone: 259-4899 | 10274 N. Sherman Avenue, Glen St. Mary WANTED!Future Wildcat CheerleadersThe BCHS Varsity Cheerleaders will be hosting a cheer clinic for children ages 4-12 Registration will be taken at the door and it is only $30 Each participant will receive a Future Wildcat Cheerleader T-Shirt and have the opportunity to perform pre-game for the BCHS Varsity Wildcats Football opening home game on 8/23/13 The whole community came together and put up a colored slavery, said Mrs. Mobley. A couple of families were responsible for bringing the lemonade, our family cooked the food ... We were just together and sang old songs and paraded up and down Sanderson and Jonesville. It was a beautiful thing. Its so sacred to me. School alumni also remember the more routine moments, like reciting prayers and the pledge to begin the day, memorizing the preamble of the Constitution, or huddling around the heater in the winter to stay warm. Central alum Beverly Gaskins can still re cite the preamble by heart. Mrs. Williams and her classmates describe Central with a familial sense of pride, joy and reverence. It was a place of their own and supported by the communities it served. I had one of the sweetest second grade teachers in the world, Theola McCray Parker said of Mrs. Arline. She was very strict, but very motivating. She was like our second parent when we left home. In fact, former students said, it was not uncommon for parents to give consent for corporal punishment, that if doled out at school, would be repeated once children returned home. Lord we should have kept them teachers, said Mrs. McCray, 55, of Sanderson. Our kids wouldnt be the way they are to day. Though teachers were strict the green paddle her fourth grade also caring. The same teacher, Mrs. Ruise, kept soap, rags, toothpaste, mouthwash and other toiletries at the school to clean up children as needed. Mrs. Arline was much sweeter. She was calmer. We had to do something real bad in order for her to spank us. I mean real bad, like bust one of the kids in the eye. She was one of the most patient teachers we had, recalled Mrs. McCray. Mrs. Ruise, not so much. School after integration A number of the alumni were thankful for the foundation that was laid for them at Central, academically, spiritually and socially. They spoke of the values they learned, like respect, pride and hard work. Im so glad that was my foundation, said Mrs. Haygood. Its still sustaining me right now. It played a very big part of my academic past, present and future. The things I was taught there Im still building on. They helped us grow up learning not only our ABCs, your basic learning, but life skills as well, added Rita Paige Givens, 54, of Sanderson. How to respect one another, how to be responsible. Im where Im at today because of my early childhood and my foundation at Central. But things were different after segregation ended in 1970. Mrs. Haygood said she felt lost in the crowd. She was accustomed to standing out in school and shining academically. [Central] kind of spoiled us in that way, she said. For me, the change was a little hard because there was so much attention put on me before. I felt lost and a little jealous because I didnt get picked out for things that I was used to being chosen for. The transition was rocky for I talk about this all the time, she said before describing the individual attention paid to students at Central. When I was in second grade, we had kids, maybe two or three, that were slow in their learning. They would be taken aside, they would never fail them, but they would spend more time with the slower kids to get them caught up in their math and reading ... That ended after sixth grade. Mrs. McCray also recalled a white teacher she had in seventh or eighth grade, Mr. Lucas. I was bad, she said. People talked about how I was mad going to the white school. I didnt want to go, so I would fail my classes. One day Mr. Lucas took her aside and asked her squarely why her parents continued sending her to school. She responded to learn and he said asked an other question: Why arent you learning? From that day to this one, I went back and studied my lessons and never made a D or C on my report card, said Mrs. McCray. I graduated with all As and Bs. Mrs. Givens said she gained more friends after schools desegregated, white friends, but lost something else in the process. Pride. It was always important to us, she said. The values that they instilled in us, I was able take those values when we inte grated, but that sense of pride I feel like we lost. Sixty-eight students from the es will have a chance to celebrate that pride once again at the re union next month. Im glad were going to have it, said Mrs. Givens. If you were in Mrs. Warrens second grade class at Central in 1965, please call Marva Williams at 275-2770 to participate in the reunion or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Mrs. Williams hopes to raise support for rebuilding the school to its former glory. Much of it was demolished in years past. Shes seeking old photographs of the school to help with that effort. F rom page 1Sanderson Central:County deputies arrested a south Macclenny woman the evening of August 1 just hours after she was accused of strik ing a young female, then refused to come out of her residence on South 9th St. Police have been called to the address numerous times in re cent weeks to calm disturbances involving Ramona Robertson, 25, who neighbors allege often exhibits aggressive and bizarre behavior. The incident involving the 14-year-old girl took place about 8:30 when witnesses told Deputy Trey McCullough the accused confronted a group that had congregated near the residence. Ms. Robertson allegedly targeted the girl and struck her in the face, then retreated into her house They were unable to coax her outside and left the scene, only to return on another disturbance side where they arrested her for battery. The previous afternoon, Ms. Robertson accused Mikeya Washington, 18, of Macclenny of threatening her and Brooke Lee, 19, of Sanderson while armed with a knife. Police filed criminal complaints for assault and aggravated assault in that incident. In other incidents resulting in complaints: chael Crews, 32, both of Sanderson, along with Jamie Lynn Crews, 30, of Glen St. Mary were named in complaints for battery following a melee at the Fastway convenience store in Olustee the evening of August 3. Donald Rosier Jr., 20, of Sanderson was named in a complaint for damaging a 2012 Chevrolet pickup belonging to Neil Stewart of Glen St. Mary during the same disturbance that Dep uty John Minkel indicated grew out of a long-standing dispute. clenny called police to the Citgo station on CR 125 south of Glen St. Mary the evening of August 2 Hodges Jr. for biting her on the arm and mouth. Ms. Crews told Deputy Chris Walker that Mr. Hodges, 44, of Hampton, FL attacked her dur ing an argument over him having a beer in her vehicle that could trigger an alcohol monitoring de vice. named in a complaint for attacking Tessa Lombardi, 30, at the latters residence on Woodlawn Park Rd. the evening of July 31. Ms. Lombardi told Deputy Johnny Hodges the accused claimed she had taken money, an later interviewed Ms. Thomas in Macclenny and described her as extremely intoxicated. Ms. Thomas insisted the confrontation was verbal. A pearl set said to be worth $7000 was among valuables stolen from a residence off Steel Bridge Rd. during the time the owner was hospitalized for a snake bite. Tammy Pitts said she returned elry valued at $530, along with a camera, air compressor, a chain saw and game computer missing. She gave Deputy Chris Walker the name of a Macclenny man who had been staying there helping her clean the property, and who denied involvement when she inquired about the missing property. Ms. Pitts also alleged local pawn shop. The deputy was unable to contact the possible suspect, and turned the case over to investigations to determine the origin of pawned items. Police were called to the scene of several other thefts from homes and sheds the past week: Lord an estimated $4500 worth of hunting gear was taken from the open garage at his residence on Copper Ct. in Macclenny. He said the theft occurred during a three-week span ending July 29. The most valuable items were a $1835 pair of binoculars and a ment was in a backpack. pect who had earlier helped her move to a residence on CR 122 north of Sanderson as the likely person who took a $1600 lawn mower from a shed. She told Deputy Earl Lord the mower went missing between August 1-3. Initial attempts to contact the possible suspect were not fruitful. Mandy Sweat reported a lawn mower, tools and a outboard boat motor taken from her property on Woodlawn Rd. overnight on August 2. A neighbor told Deputy Lord a truck pulled up to the property about 3:30 and returned shortly after. Ms. Sweat valued the loss at $440. Quail Lane residence in Macclenny the morning of August 2 rear door had been forced open and several rooms ransacked. She told Deputy Marc Heath a jar containing $48 in change, along with a ring and necklace valued at $600, were missing. lice when he discovered a newly purchased push mower was taken from a shed on his property off Ben Rowe Circle. He gave Deputy Tony Norman the names of two likely suspects. He valued the mower at $100. A Macclenny woman was apparently bilked out of $1160 in a phony loan application process over the telephone with an entity in California. The woman, 46, called police on July 30 after the loan company that she had been in contact with over a $4800 loan application reneged on three promises to transfer the money after she sent funds out via a pre-paid card. She told Deputy Chris Walker as Michael with First Financial Group initially on July 29 demanded $500 for an application fee, promising to transfer funds in one hour. When the money did not materialize in her account, she recontacted him and was told the company needed an additional $160 for an insurance fee. Still the funds were not transferred. On her third call, she spoke self as Anne Jones, who sought an additional $500. She called police, and told Deputy Walker subsequent calls resulted in more money demands. that he telephoned the num ber alleged to be that of the loan himself as police Michael replied, You know where I am. Come and get me. He then hung up. In a second fraud case reported the past week, a 40-year-old Macclenny woman said her account was debited for $500 for a phone she did not order. When she went to Enterprise Bank in Macclenny to report the incident, she learned that a second attempt to hack her account was thwarted. A Macclenny woman was arrested the evening of August 1 for attempting to thwart the arrest of her boyfriend on an outstanding warrant at a residence off SR 121 south. Sandra Canady, 30, repeatedly told Deputy Robert Simpkins that Justin Gray, 30, was not at the abouts. Mr. Gray was wanted for failure to appear in court. The deputy said he suspected the fugitive was present due to the girlfriends suspicious behavior, and Ms. Canady after several delays gave him permission to search the house. He found Mr. Gray hiding in a bedroom where an infant child was present in a play pen, and he was taken into custody without incident. Ms. Canady, who said she was on pre-trial release for grand theft and feared getting into more trouble by harboring her boyfriend, was charged with resisting police without violence. The child was placed into custody of a relative and the owner of the residence was not charged. In other arrests, Dakota Canaday, 18, was charged with disorderly intoxication after he was found staggering on Lowder St. near US 90 in Macclenny with his pants around his knees. Deputy Matt Riegel said he was called the evening of August 3 to the Clinton Ave. address of Mr. Canadays mother in Glen St. Mary where the sus pect was arguing with her about food stamps. his uncles residence in Macclenny in lieu of arrest, but warned him to remain there to avoid going to jail. A short time later, the suspect was spotted on Lowder. Deputy Riegel noted that Mr. Canaday became unruly when told he was being arrested. for disorderly conduct when he refused to calm him self outside The Shop bar on CR 229 north early on August 3. Deputy Chris Walker said he spotted the suspect closing time just after 2 am. Jordan, 28, of Macclenny for driving on a license with ten suspensions. rolet pickup near Ohio and North 8th St. about 2:30 am on August 4 based on a tip from Deputy Johnny Hodges that the vehicle left Fraser Hospital. check on Mr. Jordan and another man at the hospitals emergency room, and learned they both had license suspensions. suspensions after her 2003 Chevrolet pickup was stopped on CR 23-B for having an expired tag. child support. Deputy Hodges also arrested passenger Jessica Barnwell, 24, of Glen when he learned she was wanted on a Duval County warrant.Harboring boyfriend CR 229 bridge project ahead of scheduleWith a large crane in place, workers from Superior Construction Company of Jacksonville were busy this week with a large auger setting pilings for the new Greens Creek bridge on CR 229 south of Sanderson. The $1.9 million project funded by emergency federal dollars is 18 percent completed as of July 31, according to Gina Busscher, spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transportations Lake City oce. If favorable weather and other fac tors persist, that puts it ahead of the 240-day contract for completion, possibly by years end. A grated surface two-lane bypass is located beside the new structure, allowing north-south access that was blocked since the old bridge closed after Tropical Storm Debby in June, 2012. Another Debby-damaged bridge over Cedar Creek on CR 127 is scheduled for replacement starting in September or early October. Anderson Columbia Company of Lake City won the $1.6 million contract and has until early January to complete the bridge, which has been closed to trac since the wash-out. Benet y-in on August 17thThe public is invited to a model airplane fly-in on Saturday, August 17 at the hay field off CR 125 north of Glen St. Mary. The event sponsored by the Shadetree Miniature Aircraft Assoc. coincides with National Model Aviation Day and all proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Sponsors have arranged for free watermelon (while it lasts), pizza, cold drinks, a candy drop and raffle. Full size aircraft will be on display. For more details, telephone Nick at 759-6211. bakercountypress.com We publish obituaries & picturesFREE!Thank you $5.00 (for 50 words)
ursday, August 8, 2013 T B C P Page 11 Page 10 T B C P ursday, August 8, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 02-2013-CP-24 Division PR-A IN RE: ESTATE OF Mark Anthony Spengler Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Mark Anthony Spengler, deceased, whose date of death was May 10, 2013, is pending in File Number 02-2013-CP-24, in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, Fl. 32063. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including, but not limited to, unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the rst publication of this notice must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate, including, but not limited to, unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DEATH IS BARRED. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is August 1, 2013. Attorney for Personal Representative: BOYER, TANZLER & SUSSMAN, P.A. By: Herbert T. Sussman Attorney Florida Bar No. 306320 210 East Forsyth Street Jacksonville Florida 32202 Telephone: (904) 358-3030 Personal Representative: Michael Carll 5124 Palmer Avenue Jacksonville FL 32210 8/1-8c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 02-2011-CP-0058 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF: WILMA DARLENE FISH, Deceased. _____________________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILMA DARLENE FISH, deceased, whose date of death was October 11, 1942 and whose Social Security Number is xxx-xx-6707, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 East Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, Fl 32063. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY FO THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other per sons having claims or demands against decedents estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. Estate of Wilma Darlene Fish Notice to Creditors Case No.: 02-2011-CP-0058 The date of rst publication of this notice is August 8, 2013. ROBERT FISH, Personal Representative 9421 Reid Stafford Rd. Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 HUGH D. FISH, JR. FLORIDA BAR NO. 0242861 P.O. BOX 531 MACCLENNY, FL 32063 (904) 259-6606 OR 6705 ATTORNEY FOR ESTATE 8/1-8c NOTICE TO BID Notice is hereby given that the Baker County Board of Commissioners will receive written, sealed bids at the Baker County Administration Ofce, located at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063 until August 27, 2013 at 3:00pm for the following: 2013-01: CR125 Temporary guardrail repair 2013-02: CR 23A Streambed and side ditch repair 2013-03: CR23C Bridge revetment repair 2013-04: Crews Road Headwall replacement and channel shaping All contractors bidding this project must be prequalied with FDOT in Tallahassee, Florida. Any person or organization that has been on a convicted vendor list within the past 36 months may not submit a bid. Specications and bid documents will be available at the above mentioned address. All bids must be sealed with the project number clearly marked on the outside of the bid packet. Any bids received after August 27th at 3:00pm will not be accepted. The successful bidder will be required to use E-verify to verify the immigration status of workers. There will be a mandatory pre-bid conference on August 14, 2013 at 10:00am at the Baker County Administration ofce located at the address listed above. 8/1-8c MEETING DATE Notice is hereby given that the Baker County Development Commission will meet on the following date: Monday, August 26, 2013 6:00 pm The meeting will be held at the Commerce Center, 20 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063 The public is invited to attend. Ronald Mann, Chairman Baker County Development Commission 8/8c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 022012CA000009CAXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. DALE STUHR, INDIVIDUALLY, AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE DALE STUHR 5141 BUCK ROWE LAND MANAGEMENT TRUST; et. al. Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 10, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 022012CA000009CAXXXX of the 8th Judicial Circuit in Macclenny, Baker County, Florida, Al Fraiser, the Clerk of the Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 339 East MacClenny Avenue, in the hall way of the Courthouse, MacClenny, FL 32063 at 11:00 A.M. EST on the 12th day of November, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: A PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 AND THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD #121 (FORMERLY STATE ROAD 23); THENCE NORTH 43 EAST ALONG SAID WEST ERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE 1,043.3 FEET, THENCE NORTH 61 WEST 209.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 61 WEST 232.84 FEET, THENCE NORTH 36 EAST 190 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 61 EAST 232.5 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 36 WEST 187.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of July, 2013. AL FRAISER Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk TRIPP SCOTT, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 110 S.E. Sixth St., 15th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Telephone (954) 765-2999 Facsimile (954) 761 8475 UNDER THE AMERICAN 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 AT (352) 337-6237, AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, PLEASE CALL 711. IF YOU ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING AND REQUIRE AN ASL INTERPRETER OR AN ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICE TO PARTICIPATE IN A PROCEEDING, PLEASE CONTACT COURT INTERPRETING AT INTERPRETER@CIRCUIT8.ORG 8/1-8c REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the Baker County Board of Commissioners is requesting proposals for Legal/Attorney services. All proposals should be submitted to the Baker County Administration Ofce, located at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063 no later than August 16, 2013 at 5:00pm. Late proposals will not be accepted. Baker County desires to enter into a non-exclusive contractual relationship with a practicing attorney to serve as County Attorney by providing legal counsel, including but not limited to research, issuance of legal opinions, preparation of contracts and legal documents, courtroom related appearances, and all other legal matters. Attendance at a variety of meetings will be required, including Board of Commissioners meetings, as specied. Submissions should be contained in a sealed package or envelope with LEGAL SERVICES PROPOSAL clearly marked on the outside. Complete specications can be obtained at the address listed above or by emailing email@example.com. 8/1-15c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DOROTHY ARLINE the holder of the following certicate has led said cer ticate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer ticate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 07-00023 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2007 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: A lot beginning on the north line of SW1/4 of NW1/4 of Section 28 in Township 3 South of Range 19 East 614 feet west of the northeast corner of said SW1/4 or NW1/4 of said Section 28, then run west 150 feet to Williams Tract, then run South to the right of way of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, then run easterly along the north line of said Railroad Right of Way 150 feet, and then run north to place of beginning. ALL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING LOCATED IN BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: HIRAM SMITH Unless such certicate or certicates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described herein will be sold to the highest bidder at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida on THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2013 at 11:00 am. Dated this 29TH DAY OF JULY, 2013 AL FRASER CLERK OF COURT BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Julie B. Combs, Deputy Clerk 8/1-22c Town of Glen St. Mary Advertisement for Bids The Town is accepting bids on a Jacobson Turfcat T423D Purchased in 1998. The mower has a 28 HP Kubota diesel motor that runs good. The mower can be looked at between the hours of 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY by calling 259-3777. The minimum bid is $135. Bids may be dropped off at Town Hall at 10046 N. Glen Ave. or mailed to P.O. Box 519, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040. Deadline for Receiving Bids will be: Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. 8/8c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that PAUL ONEILL the holder of the following certicate has led said certicate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certicate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 10-00999 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: PARCEL #34 Commence at the SE corner of the NE1/4 of SW1/4, Section 7 Township 3 South, Range 22 East, and run thence N 0 degrees 46 03 W, along the east line of said NE1/4 of SW1/4, 965.00 feet, to the south R/W line of Taft Road, thence N 87 degrees 56 W, along said south R/W line 125.00 feet to the P.O.B. and run thence S 0 degrees 46 03 E, 305.00 feet, thence N 87 degrees 56 03 W, 125.00 feet, thence N 0 degrees 46 w, 305.00 feet to the Point of Intersection of Taft Road, thence S 87 degrees 56 E, 125.00 feet to the Point of Begininng. ALL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING LOCATED IN BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: MOLLY RHODEN ONEILL ET AL Unless such certicate or certicates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described herein will be sold to the highest bidder at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida on FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 2013 at 11:00 am. Dated this 30TH DAY OF JULY, 2013 AL FRASER CLERK OF COURT BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Julie B. Combs, Deputy Clerk 8/1-22c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that KEVIN DICKS the holder of the following certicate has led said certicate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certicate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 06-00116 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2006 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Part of Lot Ten (10) in Section 36, Township 2 South, Range 20 East described as follows: Beginning at the southeast corner of said Lot 10 and run thence westerly along the south line of said Lot 10, 330 feet to a point; run thence northerly and parallel with the west line of said Lot 10 660 feet to a point; run thence easterly and parallel with the south line of said Lot 10 to the east line thereof, run thence southerly along said east line to the point of beginning; the said part of said Lot 10 excepted from this conveyance containing ve (5) acres more or less. ALL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING LOCATED IN BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: ZILLIE GIVENS Unless such certicate or certicates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described herein will be sold to the highest bidder at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida on THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2013 at 11:00 am. Dated this 29TH DAY OF JULY, 2013 AL FRASER CLERK OF COURT BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Julie B. Combs, Deputy Clerk 8/1-22c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2012-CA-0091 FRANK RIGGLE and JUDY RIGGLE, his wife, Plaintiff, v. BILLY JOE McCRARY II and BETHANY SUSAN HUFFMAN MCCRARY, his wife; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, OR OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST LINDA L. McCRARY: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, OR OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST DEAREWOOD HICKS, and COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the nal judgment of foreclosure entered on July 23, 2013, the undersigned Clerk will sell at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32064, beginning at 11:00 oclock a.m. on November 12, 2013, the property described on Exhibit A. Any per son claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Commencing at the Northwest corner of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 15, Township 3 South, Range 21 East, and run East along section line a distance of 1,320.00 feet, then run South 180 4/7 feet, then run West 1,320 feet, then run North 180 4/7 feet to the Point of Beginning, all in the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 15, Township 3 South, Range 21 East. AL FRASER As Clerk of Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Allyson B. Currie, Esquire, Upchurch, Bailey and Upchurch, P.A., Post Ofce Drawer 3007, St. Augustine, Florida 32085-3007. 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 630-2564 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. 8/8-15c Notice to Bid Notice is hereby given that the Baker County Board of Commissioners will receive written, sealed bids at the Baker County Administration Ofce, located at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063 until September 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm for the following: 2013-05: CR 124 Resurfacing All contractors bidding this project must be prequalied with FDOT in Tallahassee, Florida. Any person or organization that has been on a convicted vendor list within the past 36 months may not submit a bid. Specications and bid documents will be available at the above mentioned address. All bids must be sealed with the project number clearly marked on the outside of the bid packet. Any bids received after September 10th at 3:00 pm will not be accepted. The successful bidder will be required to use E-verify to verify the immigration status of workers. There will be a mandatory pre-bid conference on August 27, 2013 at 10:00 am at the Baker County Administration ofce located at the address listed above. 8/8-15c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2013-CA-000102 Division: Civil TRUDY ANN ALLEN, Petitioner, v. JOHN DERRICK THARP, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO JOHN DERRICK THARP TO DECLARE FRAUDULENT MARRIAGE CONSTRUCTIVE NOTICE TO: John Derrick Tharp UPS Customer Center c/o Human Resources 4255 James E. Casey Drive Jacksonville, FL 32219 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition to Declare Fraudulent Marriage License has been eld against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written response to Anthony Perrone, Attorney for Petitioner, whose address is APPLE LAW FIRM, PLLC, 3733 University Blvd. W. Ste 212B, Jacksonville, FL 32217 and le the original with the clerk of the above styled court. Otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief prayed for in the Petition. WITNESS, my hand and the seal of said court at Macclenny, Florida on this 2nd day of August, 2013. Al Fraser CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk 8/8-29c LEGA L NOTICES 2013 CITY OF MACCLENNY ELECTION DATESPRIMARY ELECTION SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 GENERAL ELECTION SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 VOTER REGISTRATION BOOKS CLOSE AUGUST 12, 2013 OFFICE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IS: CITY COMMISSIONER GROUP 4Aside from the standard requirements of voter eligibility, to vote in a municipal election you must reside within the legal city limits. This does not include owning a business within city limits, and eligibility cannot be assumed based solely on the city of your mailing address. For any question regarding your eligibility to vote in the upcoming municipal elections, please call my One more reminder regarding the municipal elections; if you have moved into city limits and your voter smoother election day for both voters, and the staff of At the request of the municipalities, there is no early voting for municipal elections, however, absentee ballots will be available. Also, please do not go to your precinct on Election Day, the City of Macclenny Elections will be held in the th Street, Suite A, Nita D. Crawford Supervisor of Elections CITY OF MACCLENNY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS REGARDING ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN LANDS CONTIGUOUS TO THE CITY OF MACCLENNY AND COMPANION AMENDMENTS TO THE CITYS FUTURE LAND USE MAP AND ZONING MAPe City Commission of the City of Macclenny, Florida shall consider Ordinance No. 13-10, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO REZONING APPROXIMATELY 6.09 ACRES AS DESRIBED HEREIN TO PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD); PROVIDING FOR ACCEPTANCE OF A VOLUNTARY REZONING REQUEST FROM CHRISTINE POTTER & ET AL OF PARCEL 08-3S-22-0000-0000-0040; PROVIDING FOR INTENT; FINDINGS OF CONSISTENCY; SEVERABILITY; RECORDATION AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. SYNOPSIS: e ordinance involves and application for voluntary annexation into the City of Macclenny. e Subject Property for Ordinance No. 1310 consists of approximately 6.09 acres located east of State Road 121, south of Interstate 10 (see map). Ordinance No. 13-10 will cause the Subject Property to be classied Industrial on the FLUM and Planned Unit Development on the Citys Zoning Map. FIRST READING: A public hearing on the rst reading of the proposed Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. ere shall be no vote by the City Commission regarding this Ordinance at this meeting. e City Commission meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public hearing will be held shortly aer the meeting is called to order. Interested persons may appear at the hearing and be heard regarding the adoption of the proposed amendment. COMMISSION VOTE: A public hearing requiring City Commission action on the proposed Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. e City Commission meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public hearing will be held shortly aer the meeting is called to order. Interested persons may appear at the hearing and be heard regarding the adoption of the proposed annexation. e complete legal description by metes and bounds, PUD written description, and the proposed Ordinance may be obtained from the oce of the City Clerk at City Hall on Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Should any person decide to appeal any decision made as a result of this hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of these proceedings is made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Manager at (904) 259-0972 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. 3nd Annual FREE Book Bag Give-a-WaySaturday, August 10 11:00 am 1:00 pm150 Lunch will be served! Macclenny Church of God Saturday, August 10 Macclenny Church of God MACCLENNY MOWER & SAWINC.821-A S. 6th Street, Macclenny | 259-2248 Pick-up & Delivery Available | OpenMon.-Fri. 8:30 am 5:30 pm | Saturday 8 am 3 pm 10% OffALL Blades & Belts RAPTOR ZERO-TURNHeavy-Duty fabricated steel decks Fabricated heavy-duty steel frame 42" & 52" deck option 3 Year, No Hour Residental Limited Warrantystarting at$2,799WE SELLW e service ALL makes and models! 10% OffMower Full Service All new Husqvarna Dealer in town! CHAINSAWS STARTING AT $199 HUSQVARNA LAWN TRACTORSComes with a 2 year residential warranty!starting at$1,499HUSQVARNA ZERO TURN MOWERSWith reinforced decks powered by Kawasaki!starting at$3,499 0% Financing A Macclenny man was arrested for felony aggravated domestic battery on his wife after he re peatedly struck the windshield of a vehicle she occupied along with their two children the night of July 29. Paul Legrande, 36, fled the scene on Thomas Dr. east of Macclenny following the incident that began with an argument over him acquiring a motorcycle. His wife Felicia Legrande, 31, re ceived minor cuts to her left arm from shattering glass. The children, 8 and 10, were uninjured. Deputy Chis Walker said Mr. Legrande evaded a canine search of a wooded area off US 90 into pm incident, and gave himself up after he was contacted via cell phone by a relative. Ms. Legrande told the deputy she and the children got into their 2004 Suzuki during the argument, and her husband snatched away the keys and her cell phone before picking up a tire iron and bashing the windshield. In other recent incidents, Monica Frazier, 40, was arrested for domestic battery on boy friend Charles Faulk, 36, at their Blair St. residence in Macclenny the morning of August 2. The boyfriend told Deputy Marc Heath that Ms. Frazier struck him in the left eye during the argument over her moving out. Macclenny was arrested for felony battery on Terry Martin, 42, at the latters residence on Deerwood Circle late on July 29. Mr. Martin and witnesses said the accused approached and sucker punched him, knocking him unconscious and causing a deep laceration to the face when he fell to the ground. Mr. Barton was reportedly angry over Mr. Martins remarks about him being on the property. Mann Jr., 44, of Glen St. Mary for entering a residence on Boyce Rd. that morning and striking occupant Joevita Staley, 39, before taking her wallet and its contents including $24. He also allegedly threatened to kill her. Mr. Mann and two others with him at the time denied the accusations when questioned by Deputy Jeremiah Johnson later that day. He claims he went to the residence belonging to his father be lieving Ms. Staley did not have permission to be there. A Sanderson man was arrested on August 3 for stealing a ve hicle in Maine two days earlier and driving it to Baker County with an acquaintance. A posting on Facebook read by the owner of the 1999 Dodge van, Simone Churchhill, prompted her to contact the sheriffs de partment that William Rigdon, 26, had taken it to a relatives residence on O.C. Horne Rd. She also advised that Mr. Rigdon is on probation in Maine and not allowed to leave the state. Deputy Earl Lord was unable to locate the van at the stated address, but found it at another residence on Gods Acre Lane, where he arrested Mr. Rigdon for grand theft. With him was Kirt Cookson, 22, of Sangerville, ME, who accompanied him here but was not charged. The suspect insisted that he had the owners permission to take the vehicle. Sgt. Shawn Bishara noted that contact was made with Mr. Rigwho indicated he was unaware his client left the state and said he would seek a warrant for the violation of conditions of probation on the unstated offense. Police in Waterville, ME where the van was stolen from said they will pursue a felony theft charge. County deputies made several warrant-related arrests the past week, including Cele Ruise, 54, of Sanderson, wanted in Orange County for violation of probation for possession of cocaine. Deputy John Minkel said he saw Ms. Ruise walking on CR 127 near US 90 about 11 pm on August 3 and stopped her because she matched the description of a petty theft suspect earlier that evening. tee was already in county jail when served with a warrant on July 30 from Marion County for violating probation for felony drug possession. Macclenny was in jail when served on August 1 with a warrant from Columbia County for burglary, grand and petty theft. was called to AAA Bail Bonds in downtown Macclenny the morning of July 31 where he arrested Kelly Fitchpatrick, 39, of Jacksonville on a bond surrender. Duval County sought her for driving on a suspended license. St. Mary was a jail inmate when served with a warrant from Charlton County, GA for violatoffense.Wolfes rst grade class in Maccleny, 1945-46Pictured above Rosa Wolfes rst grade class from the school year 1945-46 at Macclenny. Students identied include (front row from left) Frank Gatlin and Flo Ann Milton, Mikell Ray Dinkins (6th from left), Tommy Crawford (9th), Phillip Norman (11th) and John Blakely (third from left in the back row). If any readers can identify others (hopefully all) in this class, please contact The Press at 259-2400 or email@example.com. The newspaper always welcomes photos of Baker Countys past; the more faces in them the better. Photo courtesy of Flo Ann Holloway. Ms. BrownVSU graduateChrystal Brown was awarded a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Valdosta State University during a July 27 commencement exercises. Chrystal was a member of the psychology club and earned Deans List honors several times. A native of Charlton County GA, Chrystal is the daughter of Keith and Windy Brown of Moniac. She graduated from Charlton County High School 2008, and plans to pursue a masters degree in psychology.Two fund raisersTeen Court will hold fund raisers selling barbeque dinners on Friday August 9 and hosting a car wash on August 10. Dinners go on sale at 11 am in the parking lot of the Crockett Building at 19 West Macclenny Avenue. Deliv ery is available. On Saturday at the same location the car wash starts at 9 am. For more information contact Ryan at 424-5085. JOEL ADDINGT ON N E WS EDIT OR firstname.lastname@example.orgResidents along Cow Pen Road waited years for the county to pave their central county roadlast year. But theres a side road off Cow Pen, Fred Harvey Road, where the pavement ends and a section of dirt right-of-way continues west for about seven-tenths of a mile before the paved section of Fred Harvey begins and connects with CR 127. One reader opined recently on The Press Facebook wall that the paving gap on Fred Harvey was an example of wasteful spending by county government and wonplace. Paving Cow Pen Road was a sha Bennett. But leaving a short unpaved section on the mostly paved Fred Harvey Road, which intersects with Cow Pen, was not sensible. This short unpaved strip must still be maintained by the county road department, which involves man hours and a motor grader and fuel in order to keep it in passable condition. A short dirt section of a few hundred feet between two long paved roads in the middle of the country just doesnt make sense. Id appreciate some answers as to thinking or obviously not thinking at that time? We forwarded Mrs. Bennetts question to County Manager C.J. Thompson by e-mail for an explanation. I do not believe this unpaved section was wasteful spending, responded Mr. Thompson, adding later that Fred Harvey was paved in 1996 when there were no homes on the unpaved portion. Today there are nine. The paving of Fred Harvey was funded by a CDBG [Community Development Block Grant) grant and the county was able to pave from 127 [east] to all the de veloped property at the time, he said in his e-mail. This was a stipulation of the CDBG grant, not the countys discretion, Mr. Thompson con tinued. The homes that are now on the unpaved section [of Fred Harvey Road] were not there at the time of the paving. Cowpen Road was paved using a similar CDBG grant which only allowed Cowpen Road to be paved. [Former County] Commissioner Michael Crews brought up the issue of the section of Fred Harvey remaining unpaved but the board did not commit county funds to pave the section at that time. Got a rumor you want checked out? A story you think needs reporting? Or maybe youre wondering why some thing in Baker County is the way it is? If so, we want to hear from you, the reader, for the next installment of Reader Sparked. 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Page13AUGUST 8, 2013 Page12AUGUST 8, 2013 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgWe 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 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 First Baptist Church of Cuyler Back Yard Bible CampFriday, August 9 | Starts at 6 pm WE WILL Roast marshmallows & hot dogs Have singing & ministering Play camp games Bring your tents, sleeping bags, flashlights and bug repellent! Adults that would like to bring a self-contained camper are welcome.For more information, call Pastor Billy 904-408-2967 or Judy 904-653-1213 Roger RaulersonWELLDRILLINGup to 14 wells 650 deep Licensed & InsuredFamily Owned & Operated259-7531Were proud of our name and we stand behind our work! NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNotice is hereby given that the proposed ordinances, whose title hereinafter appears, will be presented in a public hearing to the Baker County Board of County Commissioners for possible adoption on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at the Baker County Administration Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public in the tioned date, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance which is titled as follows: Persons interested in commenting on the proposed changes may appear and shall be given an opportunity to speak at the public hearing or may send writMacclenny, Florida, 32063. Copies of the ordinance are available for public NOTE: Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statues, if any member of the need a record of the proceedings and for that purpose may need to ensure that include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should conto the time of the hearing. The subject property is located AT 14383 Wildcat Alley in Sec. 12, TWP. 2S, RGE. 21 Mike and Dana Hammontree have been singing and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ for 23 years. Mike and Dana Hammontree are strong and anointed speakers; their services and concerts embrace family values and traditions and at the same time lift up the Lord inspiring the audience. Their as a diverse musical blend of traditional, contemporary, and Southern Gospel music bridging the gap of generations in corporate and individual worship.Hammontree Family Mt. Zion NCM ChurchLunch following morning service rfntb HOMECOMING 43RD HOMECOMING CELEBRATIONCommunity Full Gospel ChurchSunday, August 11 at 11:00 am Speaker: Rev. Ken Richardson Dinner in fellowship hall following service HOMECOMING REVIVAL AUGUST 12 7:30 PM NIGHTLY Speakers: Mon. & Tues. Oral Lyons Wed. Chris Mann Thurs. & Fri. 12664 Mud Lake Road | 904-759-9350 | Pastor Tommy RichardsonSanderson Congregational Holiness Sanctuary Choir singing Mon. & Fri. night Joe Anne Donley, 50, of Glen St. MaryJoe Anne Donley, 50, of Glen St. Mary died on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Ms. Donley enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by sons John (Jessica) Lindsey of Ponce de Leon, Matthew Donley of Glen St. Mary and Michael Donley, currently enlisted in the US Army; daughters Megan and Michelle Donley, both of Glen St. Mary; brother Eugene (Bonnie) Lindsey of Glen St. Mary; sister Frances Womack of Lafayette, LA; two grandchildren. No funeral service is planned. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.Wednesday funeral for Bernice FarkasBernice Kersey Smith Farkas, 78, of Macclenny died on Monday, August 5, 2013. A member of Taylor Church, Ms. Farkas was a resident of Macclenny for 44 years. She was a retired seamstress who enjoyed camping and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by husband William Bill Farkas of Macclenny; sons Leroy (Diane) Smith of Glen St. Mary, Randy (Diane) Smith, James (Sandy) Smith, and Ed Smith, all of Macclenny; daughter LouAnn (Marcus) Mann of Macclenny; step-son Christopher Farkas; step-daughters Amelia (Steven) Collins and Rebecca Jackson of Jacksonville; brothers Walter Kersey and Ear nest Kersey Jr.; sisters Hazel Partin, Virginia Tanner, Christine Yawn, and Lourene Edwards, all of Georgia; 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Mrs. Farkas was preceded in death by brothers Eddie Kersey and Albert Kersey. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, August 7 at the Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny with Pastor David Thomas and Rev. James Nickles officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at the church. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements. Bernice FarkasBaby Boy Seth Harris dies July 31stBaby Boy Seth Alexander Harris, 3 months and 24 days, died on July 31, 2013 at Wolfsons Childrens Hospital. He was born in Jacksonville on April 7 to Charles Alex Wisneski and Angela Michelle Harris. Seth was a fighter from birth and he will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother Patricia Sheffield and paternal grandfather Frank Rockwell. Seth is survived by his parents of Macclenny; brother Cody Clark; sister Brianna Cordero; maternal Papa Truby Lee Harris; paternal grandmother Theresa Rockwell; and many aunts and uncles. The funeral service was held Monday, August 5 at 11 am at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services chapel in Macclenny with Pastor Tommy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery.In loving memory ofDorsey Bennett1937-2006We love you and miss you. YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN Gospel singThe monthly gospel sing at the Sanderson Christian Revival Center will be held on Friday, August 9 at 7:30 pm. The church is located at CR 229 and Sapp Rd. In loving memory ofMamie HigginbothamJune 9, 1929-August 5, 2012God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and He whispered, Come to Me. With tearful eyes we watched you; we watched you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He chose to take the best. Its lonesome here without you; we miss you more each day. Life doesnt seem the same since you have gone away. When days are sad and lonely, and everything goes wrong, we seem to hear you whisper, Cheer up and carry on. Each time we see your picture, you seem to smile and say, Dont cry; Im in Gods hands. Well meet again someday! J.D., SHERIL YN, J.D. JR. AND RICKY In loving memory ofJohn Wesley Lyons Ester Stansel, 65, funeral set for August 12thEster Mae Stansel, 65, of Glen St. Mary died on August 6, 2013 at Acosta-Rua Center for Caring with family by her side. She was born in Macclenny on October 8, 1947 to the late Emery Ottis McDaniel Sr. and Ruby Raulerson McDaniel. Ester was raised in Macclenny and moved back in 1995 after living in Jacksonville for many years. She enjoyed taking care of her children and husband as a homemaker, enjoyed farm animals and spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Emery Ottis McDaniel Jr. Ms. Stansel is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Ralph Wayne Stansel of Glen St. Mary; daughters Gen ny Stansel of Glen St. Mary, Stephanie (Michael) Jordan of Orange Park and Rachel (Todd) Hower of Jacksonville; brother Clarence McDaniel and sister Shirley McDaniel of Glen St. Mary; grandchildren Jamie, Jason, Bradley, Damien, Kier sten and Jared. The funeral service for Mrs. Stansel will be held on Mon day, August 12 at 6 pm at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services chapel with Pastor Burt Jordan officiating. Interment will be on Saturday, August 17 at 11 am at Mt. Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery in Wellborn, FL. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 12 from 4-6 pm at the funeral home. Ester Stansel Ms. WilliamsUCF graduateMegan McKenna Williams graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando on August 3 with a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary studies (biomedical science and psychology). Megan graduated from Baker County High School in 2008. She is the daughter of Vern and LuAnne Williams. Vern is employed by Baker County Sheriffs Office and LuAnne is a retired principal with the Baker County Schools.The Harveysthen and nowHarveys celebrating 62nd anniversary!Floyd and Faye (Tootsie) Harvey of Bryceville will celebrate 62 years of marriage on August 14. They were married on that day in 1951 in Folkston, GA. The couples children include Kathy White and Lisa Comber of Bryceville, and Patti Clark of Macclenny. They have six grandchildren and 12 great-granchildren. Harvey reunionThe 45th annual Harvey family reunion will be held on Saturday, August 17 at the Baker County Fairgrounds off Lauramore Rd. north of Macclenny. Activities, including those for children, begin at 11 am. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Return to PreK-K Center for Party with McLarty Whitney Hall (left) and Kelly McLarty, the mastermind behind the third annual Party with McLarty at the Baker County Pre-K/Kindergarten Center, were joined by other school teachers and principal Bonnie Jones in the media center the morning of August 2 for a pre-school year preparation lunch. Teachers district wide are due back on campus August 14.JOEL ADDINGT ON N E WS EDIT OR email@example.com area has plummeted this year, the Florida Forest Services Suwannee Forestry Center in Lake City. The year-to-date tally of acreJune 30 was down 3550 acres compared to the previous year, or about 88 percent. Here in Baker 350 acres for the same period in 2012. of regular heavy rainfall in recent months. We have been extremely fortunate that those things which usually ignite and burn easily, are wet, and continue to stay wet, said the forestry centers public worth. Though lightening from thunderstorms can spark fires this time of year regardless of how wet it is, Mr. Bloodworth says the moisture helps to reduce the making them easier to combat. The real threat comes from and yard waste burns not prop erly monitored that get out of control. In the forestry centers sixcounty region, which includes Baker, Bradford, Union, Suwannee, Columbia and Hamilton this year have been caused by debris burns. You can see the human causes are the ones that need attention, said Mr. Bloodworth. The general rule, he said, is to avoid burning when relative humidity is below 30 percent. Thats not the law, but our recommendation, he said. While burning yard waste is legal, there are laws for doing so, like meeting the required setbacks and not creating smoke hazards or nuisances. Other safety tips for burning yard waste: no larger than 8 feet in diameter and contained in area cleared down to bare soil. 25 feet from forests, 50 feet from paved public roads, 25 feet from your home and 150 feet from other occupied buildings. tended. Wildre damage down 88% Baker County Little League cancelled this years fall base ball season due to a lack of players signing up. Unfortunately, after totaling the numbers we dont have enough players in any age group to run fall ball this season, said league official Melissa Burnsed. We will be calling parents this week about check shredding and refunds. We publish obituaries & picturesFREEThank you $6.00 (for 50 words) Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! SHARE YOUR JOY & RECORD YOUR FAMILY HISTORY !Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or at 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny4 week deadline on all submissions. 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The Ofce Mart 110 South Fifth Street259-3737 5/19tfcJOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBING Call 904-259-4580CFC056961 8/1-29cWILLIAMS AUTO REPAIR CENTER1128 E. Macclenny Ave. (Us 90 East) All Major/Minor Repairs Foreign or Domestic Cars & Light Trucks Specializing in Transmission & Engine Repairs Major Tune-ups All Major Credit Cards accepted259-51497/25-8/15c Class i fied ads and no tic es must be paid in advance, and be in our office no lat er than 4:00 pm the Monday preceding pub li ca tion, unless otherwise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accompanied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for ac curacy of ads or notices given over the telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertising will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without notification of error by the person or agen cy for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party as sumes full payment re spon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse advertising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. 2008 Harley Davidson FLHTCV Electraglide Ultra Classic. 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Skiar FL# 0150789. 8/8p Absolute Auction-Andalusia, Alabama, Covington County, 188+/acres offered in 5-8 acre parcels, combos/entirety, 3 houses, metal building, August 20,1:00pm. Gtauctions.com, 205.326.0833, Granger, Thagard & Associates, Jack F Granger, #873. 8/8p 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 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TRAINEES NEEDED! Become a Certied Microsoft Professional! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! SC TRAIN can get you job ready ASAP! HS Diploma/GED PC/Internet needed! 1-888212-5888. 8/8p AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qual ied students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-3769. 8/8p AUTOMOBILES 1995 Buick Riveria. All power, sunroof, leather seats. Good condition; dependable transportation. 912-843-2528. 8/8p 2000 Chevrolet Astrovan; nice; asking $1850 OBO. Call 904-653-2194 for details. 8/8p Now accepting bids through August 13, 2013 for a 1996 Toyota Camry. Please contact Beth @ Country Federal Credit Union. 904-653-4453. 8/8c 1996 Mercury Sable 4 door, V6. 75,000 original miles. $2500 OBO. 904-6559219. 8/8p 2013 Anniversary Black Diamond Ava lanche Limited Edition. Fully loaded, only 3500 miles. $31,000. 259-5286. 8/1-8p ANIMALS Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc Nice fat pretty horses. One owner; new and used tack available. Must go to good home; serious inquiries only. Call 904275-2466. 8/8p 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 Dog sitter needed at your home; weekdays. Jason 386-466-8660. 7/25-8/15p Looking for outgoing person to work part-time in sales. Must be honest, have clean background and drugfree; 18 and older. Minimum $8/hour and up. 904-5912916. 8/8p 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. 8/8p PLUMBERS HELPER. Experienced in commercial and industrial work. 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Applications available at 1050 SE 6th St. (Hwy. 121) Lake Butler, FL. 8/8p Class A Industrial Mechanic/Electrician for 2nd /3rd Shift Maintenance Crew. Must have 5 years experience. We are an EECC, Drug free workplace. Health/Dental/Life Insurance, paid Holidays/Vacations. Apply at Gilman Building Products, 6640 CR 218, Maxville, FL 32234 or fax resume to (904) 289-7736. 8/8-29c Drivers Needed: Must have a Class A CDL, one year experience, current D.O.T. physical. We are a drug free workplace & EEO employer. Good benets. Mid-Fla Hauling, Inc., Worthington Springs, FL. 386-496-2251. Application online at: www.mid-ahauling.net. 8/1-8p Diesel Mechanic to start ASAP. Must have own tools. Please apply at S and S Truck Repair, 130 N. Lane Ave, Jacksonville, Fl. 8/1-8p 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. 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VA Benets Eligible. 1-866362-6497. 8/8p 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. New home; 4 BR, 2 BA, 2722 SF, on 1 acre lot. 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Good written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of ing volunteers. Demonstrated commitment to youth. Ability to make presentations to a variety of individuals and groups. DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: 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 available at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgFGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/ EO College in Education and Employment WE SPECIALIZE IN PROBLEM ROOFS 259-2563 FREE Estimates I ran into a most interesting radio interview on NPR the other day with Sports Illustrated senior writer David Epstein, who has written a book called The Sports Gene. The book is a little con troversial because it examines whether some people are naturally better athletes than others, the importance of practice and how rewarding people for being good at sports affects the number of people who want to be sportsmen or women. He visited Kenya, which has turned out more Olympic long distance cham pions than any other country. He says that in Kenya people only run for two reasons. There are no joggers in Kenya. Kenyans run for transpor tation to get from one place to another, or to be champion run ners. They are willing to endure the pain and hardship of training for distance running because the rewards are immense in a poor country. One Olympic steeple chase winner now owns a dairy farm, the plant that produces the milk, the trucks that transport it and the stores that sell it. When asked if his children are learning to be distance runners, he laughed and told Epstein there was no need. They were already well off and could play less strenuous sports, like soccer. Epstein said that if you know a 7-foot tall man between the chance that he is playing in the NBA. That people who are ge netically gifted tall and fast and are guided to sport from an early age. They still have to practice hard to be the best, up to 10,000 hours, but they are better suited for sports than the rest of us. He said that some athletes have finer tuned skills than others (read talent). A great hitter, for example, has no quicker reflexes than anyone else, but he can pick up clues that pitchers give as to the type of ball they are going to throw. They can also read what is called the flicker, the way in which the red seams move on the white ball as it travels through the air better than someone like you or me. The most interesting and controversial part of the interview was whether some ethnic groups are better than others at certain sports. He pointed out that the fastest position in the NFL, cor nerback, has been dominated by blacks. There hasnt been a white NFL cornerback for a decade. Epstein claims that it is selection more than genetics. Fast kids are funneled by coaches into the corner or wide receiver positions and are trained for speed. He also claims that it is a very dicey subject, one that even scientists shy away from for fear of being accused of ethnic stereotyping. Interesting stuff. I think Ill buy the book. Book author tackles controversial ideas F LROB E RT GE RAR D CLASSIFIED DEADLINEMonday at 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! 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ursday, August 8, 2013 T B C P Page 17 Page16AUGUST 8, 2013 JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDIT OR firstname.lastname@example.orgThe BCHS football program opened up its training camp Monday and is holding practices in preparation for the upcoming season. The JV and varsity teams will practice every afternoon this week after going through walk throughs in the morning. New FHSAA rules dictate teams can of practice, so the team will run noncontact position drills and focus on the fundamentals until then. What were doing is pretty much review, head coach Ryan Sulkowski said. We used to be able to hit on the fourth day, so it puts you behind physically, but its back to the basics mentally. Its good for the freshmen and sophomores because its a much easier learning curve than throw The high school program combined with the middle school program last spring by imple menting the same system and schemes throughout the two. By doing so, it gives players additional experience in the offense and defense before reaching the varsity level. Coach Sulkowski said the is already paying off as freshmen could challenge for playing time along the offensive line, but it wont be fully determined until the pads go on. In the spring, they [underclassmen] can only hit each other, Coach Sulkowski said. We will really get the chance to see if the young guys can handle varsity action. Time will tell, but there are no guarantees. While the Wildcats may have to rely on young players to win the trenches, the team will look ning back. They are eyeing a replacement for Falon Lee, who is and his more than 2,000 yards of production from last season. Coach Sulkowski said two seniors, Joseph McCray and Dalton Dyal, are the leading candidates to take over the starting running back role. They will split training camp to hold a fair competition between them, Coach Sulkowski said. Although the final starting the Wildcats are preparing for August 23rds Kickoff Classic game when they host Ed White. The game doesnt count toward the teams overall record, but it will give the coaches and players a feel for where they stand. In the past, the Wildcats tried of the year during training camp, but it was too much on the players plates, Coach Sulkowski said. They are simplifying the game plans this year to focus on one week at a time. The Wildcats training camp will continue through next week. The team will strap on pads and begin two-adays on August 11.JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDIT OR email@example.comThe Baker County High School majorettes brought home gold medals in the 2013 High School Dance Twirl National Championships last month at a national competition at Notre Dame University. The girls beat out four other teams from around the coun try to take the top prize with an overall score of 168.7, edging out the second-place team by slightly more than one point. The girls knew they performed well, but were uncertain if their performance was good enough to win. As the announcer read through the results, the girls began to realize they were national champions. I didnt think it was our division, said team captain Haley Dopson. I was shocked. But when the announcer got to the last team, it got us excited. The performers werent the only ones caught up in the excitement of being crowned champions. I started screaming and did the touchdown pose, said Coach Amanda Filosi. I about started crying I was so excited. The majorettes were originally scheduled to compete until almost 1 am, but their performance was moved up to just before midnight. The time change made the event even more hectic than it already was, but it didnt affect the team whatsoever, said Coach Filosi. Theyre always really good, Coach Filosi said. They put their game face on and let it all go The championship was a culmination of years of hard work from the team. The girls have been performing together for the competition for the two captains, Dopson and Jessica Davis, before they join the University of Florida Gatorettes this fall. They said it was a bitter sweet ending to their high school careers. It was pretty exciting winning it in our last time in high school, Davis said. They are leaving behind a successful legacy at Baker County High School. The majorettes have won four consecutive state titles en route to competing on the national stage. The high ished third during the week-long event at Notre Dame as well. Coaches Filosi, June Stoeber and team sponsor Patti Sands thanked the community and the parents for all the support the twirlers received. BATON TWIRLING! Come experience the fun and excitement of Baton Twirling from the very best! BATON TWIRLING! The All-American Twirling Academy includes Baker County Middle/High School instructor among others! ATA 2013 Huge Success!7 State Team Titles Thursday, September 5 @ 4:30 p.m. in the Keller Intermediate Gymnasium on sale at the BCHS Front OceAugust 5-8from 7:30 am 5:00 pmAugust 12-15from 7:30 am 3:30 pm There will be a drawing after the Wildcat scrimmage on August 15 for unsold tickets. Scrimmage begins at 6:00 pm at Memorial Stadium. Please call BCHS at 259-6286 for further information. CROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER 816 S. 6th St. | MacclennyOpen 7 Days a week 8 am 8 pmPrices good August 7-13, 2013 Fresh PRODUCE ROMATOMATOES $129lb 12 OZ. CLASSICSALAD MIX $129 16 OZ. MINICARROTS $129 Heavy WesternLean & Tender Family PackBEEF CUBE STEAKS $329 12 oz.FAIRGROUNDS HOT DOGS 4/$300 5 lb.Sunset Farms PremiumSMOKED SAUSAGE $1399 5 lb. Sunset FarmsRED HOT SAUSAGE $999 Lean & Tender BEEF CUBE MANGOES 2/ $1 2/ Heavy Western BONELESS BEEF NEW YORK STRIP USDA Inspected Fresh Pork CENTER CUT LOIN ROAST $ 2 69 lb. Heavy Western Boneless BEEF CHUCK ROAST $ 2 99 lb. $ 5 99 lb. 10 lb. Bag USDA Inspected FRESH FRYER LEG QUARTERS USDA Inspected Old Fashioned COUNTRY STYLE BACKBONE OR SPARE RIBS $ 2 99 lb. USDA Inspected Fresh BONELESS CHICKEN BREAST $ 1 99 lb. $ 6 90 USDA Inspected Fresh USDA Inspected Fresh lb. LOWprices!shockingly JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDIT OR firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Baker County Wildcats varsity football team will don new uniforms when it kicks off the season August 23. The new Adidas togs will have nine possible combinations of red, black and white jerseys along with red, white and black There are slight design variations among the different jerseys, which include different shoulder designs and number fonts. Coach Ryan Sulkowski said the designing process was going through all the possibilities and deciding what the players would want. It appears they did make the right choices. They all look sweet, said offensive lineman Casen Noles. Although the Wildcats have used Adidas gear such as cleats and attire in the past, this is the the apparel companys uniforms. Coach Sulkowski said updating the uniforms, which also includes new helmets, was a way to bring attention to the Wildcats. Its just something to promote our program and promote these kids, Coach Sulkowski said. It will help us move out of the 50s and move into the 21st Century. The design isnt the only thing thats being updated; the new uniforms will also implement the latest technology. previous uniforms, which makes grab a hold of their jerseys. The new uniforms are also made of a Theyre going to keep us from getting fatigued, Noles said. The defensive line definitely wont get a grip on them. Coach Sulkowski said the schools athletic department paid for the cost of the new uniforms with the money the football team generates. The Wildcats gave a sneak peak of the white jerseys and helmet at High School Awareness Day at Everbank Field in Jacksonville on August 2, but the possible uniform combinations on August 16. PHOTO BY JON SHUM A KE Football players (from left) Brandon Miller, Michael Boone, Rashodd Hadley and Casen Noles in their new uniforms. PHOTO COURTESY OF JOEL BURNETT Team Baker wins at Georgia tournamentTeam Baker, a 12-and-under travel baseball team with youths from southern Georgia as well as here, won the Peach State Diamond Sports Last Chance Tour nament in Brunswick on August 3 in four games on the hot Saturday. They de feated the top seeded Brunswick squad in a come-from-behind victory 9-8. On Team Baker, pictured above, are (front from left) Brandon Combs, Kaleb Wilkison, Todd Carter, Dominic Crews, Justin Mosely, (middle from left) Gage Bray, Caleb Mathews, Avery Jernigan, Lewton Burnett, Austin Jernigan, Tripp Rawlins, (rear from left) team manager Joel Burnett and coach Vernon Mosely. PHOTO COURTESY OF PA TRICI A SA NDS BCHS majorettes following their national championship at Notre Dame.Twirlers garner the gold PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Wildcat football players run drills during the rst week of camp. rfntbTHG-12902 rf ntand soreness nb naches Miss last weeks edition containing the Back To School insert? THE BAKER COUN T Y PRESS | 9:00 AM5:00 P M104 SOU T H 5T H ST REE T, MA CC LENNY bakercountypress.com
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