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904.259.2400 www.bakercountypress.com email@example.comCOVERING BAKER COUNTY SINCE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Baker County Commission ended its latest budget workshop the afternoon of August 19 with a $1.1 million deficit for the coming fiscal year and clear directives for City Manager C.J. Thompson. Mr. Thompson was asked by board chairman Jimmy Anderson to bring back a revised budget with the county com missions portion of it reduced by 10 percent, but sparing any cuts to a road department thats wholly funded by gas taxes and grants rather than the general fund. The chairman also told the county manager to request the same action be taken by constitutional officers, like the sheriff, tax collector, clerk of courts and others. Commissioners James Croft, Adam Giddens and Jimmy Anderson all voiced support for the move at different points in the two-plus-hour meeting. But when it comes to constitutional officers, the commissioners have little recourse if their fellow elected officials scoff at the proposal, county officials said. However, Macclenny resident and business owner Ed Barber, who favors no tax increase and further cuts to bal ance the budget, said the board has one strategy at their disposal: blaming any future tax increase on the intransigence of constitutional officers. The sheriff, who was present for the workshop, said his agency cannot withstand a 10 percent cut in county funding. That didnt come as a surprise to Mr. Giddens. He said he approached Sheriff Dobson about a much smaller reduction 1.3 percent reduction and got the same response. Commissioner Gordon Crews said he anticipates similar reactions from other constitutional officers once they hear the proposal, first floated by Mr. Croft at the start of the 3 p.m. workshop in the commissions chambers on N. 3rd St. in Macclenny. Mr. Croft suggested a 10 percent cut to the current budgets those for the 2013-14 fisbakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll.How important to you are a candidates family roots in Baker County when youre deciding whom to vote for?40% Not a factor at all 30% Very important 18% Mildly important 9% Not important Couple scams $600 o elderly womanSee page 5BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION JON SHUMAKE | SPORTS EDITOR email@example.comWildcat head football coach Tom MacPherson took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge August 15 following the teams scrimmage with Bartram Trail to help raise awareness and money for ALS research. ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is commonly referred to as Lou Gerhigs disease.Challenge accepted!Wildcat head coach takes ice water bath for ALSSee page 24 Coach Tom MacPherson takes the ALS ice bucket challenge assisted by CeCe Jeerson (left) and Blayne Merchant. Photo by Jud JohnsonStudents return to campuses for another year of schoolStudents returned to the classroom Monday for the start of the 2014-15 school year. Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson (pic tured below at center in a blue dress) handed out bible verses to teachers and students at the annual district-wide prayer meeting Sunday at Westside Elementary before the rst day of school. Pictured on the rst day are (clockwise from top left) fth grader Ansley Hodges and third grader Carter Hodges; fourth grader Austin Rash, third grader Cameron Newmans and preschooler Zoey Newmans; second grader Deanna Paige, and Aiden Benoit, a fourth grader. PHOTO BELOW BY JUD JOHNSON. PHOTOS AT RIGHT COURTESY OF FACEBOOK Calls for 10% spending cutsFrom current levels JON SHUMAKE firstname.lastname@example.orgA Macclenny teenager was arrested the afternoon of August 14 for battery on a police officer and resisting arrest with violence after she kneed a police officer as he was trying to arrest her for attempting to strike him. Deputy Robert Simpkins responded to a residence on CR127 and met with Shirley Chavis, who said her 16-year-old daughter became combative and argumentative when she tried taking her car away from her. The teen is currently a part of the juvenile diversion pro gram in lieu of criminal prosecution after being caught shoplifting in July. Ms. Chavis took the car to the location where she later met with the deputy to keep the juvenile from taking the car without permission. The teenager threatened to take the car from the location and drive it without permission or a drivers license, which is when her mother called the police. Dep. Simpkins tried contacting the juvenile and asked her to exit the vehicle, but she refused to do so. He grabbed her wrist to escort her from the vehicle, but she snatched away and attempted to strike the officer with her other hand as she exited the vehicle. Dep. Simp kins pressed her against the jam of the door, and she thrust her leg backward and kicked See page 2Teen arrested for attack on deputycal year not the budgets as proposed for the 2014-15 fiscal year beginning October 1. The latter budget includes a 3-percent raise for all county employees in all departments and a 14 percent increase in the countys millage rate to 8.29, or about $8.29 per $1000 of taxable property value. The increase would equal $761,399 in revenue for county coffers, budget documents show, or about $400,000 short of the current deficit and the sum likely to come from re serves to balance the spending plan. The commission voted 3-2 on August 4 to approve the higher tentative tax rate, with Mr. Giddens and Mr. Croft casting the dissenting votes. Final adoption is expected next month. Mr. Anderson reiterated after this weeks workshop his vote in favor of the tentative rate does not mean he will vote for it during the hearings next month on September 4 and 16. After setting the tentative rate, commissioners can reduce it going forward, but theyre barred from raising it. Commissioner Crews wants to see some additional options at the next workshop on August 28 at 3 p.m., beyond the 10 per cent cut to county spending. He asked for budgets with no rate increase and with a half-mill rate increase. Your candidates know where they standQ & A on page 11 J. Combs K. Roberts S. Register S. Dugger S. Harvey P. Barton CLERK OF COUR T DEMOCRA T SCHOOL BO ARD DIS TRICT 3 A. Giddens J. BennettCOUNTY COMMISSION DIS TRICT 4 J. Anderson A. Burnett P. ScammaccaSCHOOL BO ARD DIS TRICT 4 C. Brannan J.BakerCLERK OF COUR T REPUBLICA N
Page 2 T B C P ursday, August 21, 2014 ThursdayPartly Cloudy High: 97 Low: 74FridayScat'd T-storms High: 97 Low: 73SaturdayScat'd T-storms High: 96 Low: 74SundayScat'd T-storms High: 95 Low: 75MondayMostly Cloudy High: 96 Low: 77 The Baker County Press Weather Aug. 21, 2014 Seven Day Forecast Today's High & Low Temperatures Last Week's Local Almanac Sun/Moon Chart This Week Weather History Aug. 21, 1987 Early morning thunderstorms produced severe weather in eastern Iowa and west central Illinois. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 82 mph at Moline, Ill. and tennis ball size hail at Independence, Iowa. www.WhatsOurWeather.com Day Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Sunrise 6:59 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 7:01 a.m. 7:01 a.m. 7:02 a.m. 7:02 a.m. Sunset 8:03 p.m. 8:02 p.m. 8:01 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 7:58 p.m. 7:57 p.m. 7:56 p.m. New 8/25 First 9/2 Full 9/8 Last 9/15 TuesdayPartly Cloudy High: 96 Low: 74WednesdayPartly Cloudy High: 97 Low: 75 St. Mary's River Levels Now Change Moniac, GA 6.51 ft. -0.27 ft. Macclenny 3.38 ft. -0.11 ft. 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Cedar Creek SlicedSMOKED BACON$999 ICEBERG LETTUCE ROMA TOMATOES $199lb.USDA Inspected D.L. Lee PorkSMOKED HOCKS99lb7 OZ. ASSORTED TRUE FRUIT CUPS JULIE COMBS for Clerk of Courts! Paid by Julie B. Combs, Democrat, for Clerk of Courts.Having served previously as county commissioner, my accountability is a matter of public record. Knowledgable Most Qualied Experienced Proven Accountability him as he tried to place handcuffs on her. As the officer tried to back the suspect away from the vehicle to place her on the ground, she swung across her body with her left hand trying to hit the deputy in the face. She was holding a set of keys on a long leash that hit Dep. Simpkins in the back of the head. She also grabbed the officers arm, resulting in scratches and minor bleeding. He was eventually able to handcuff the suspect and had to be walked by Ms. Chavis and witness Marvin Parker. She cursed at them and attempted to lunge at her mother as if she was trying to headbutt her, Dep. Simpkins noted. In a similar incident, a Macclenny man was arrested just after midnight August 16 on multiple assault charges after he threatened to hit his roommates with a sledgehammer and shoot police officers who responded to the scene.Battery on deputy by teen ...Deputy Michael Hague met with Samantha Thorn and William Evans at CVS August 15 about a verbal altercation they had earlier in the day with James Jordan, 57. Both parties said Mr. Jordan threatened and cursed at them. They contacted the sheriffs office but police werent able to locate him. Dep. Hague then responded to 10 W. Ohio Ave. Lot 7 to contact Mr. Jordan. The suspect turned down the officers request to speak with him and refused to answer the door. The deputy looked through the window and saw Mr. Jordan on a mattress in the front room. Dep. Hague then shined a light through the window and the suspect threatened to shoot him if he didnt stop shining the light. The deputy saw Mr. Jor dan reach under his pillow as if he was reaching for a firearm. Dep. Hague took cover and Ser geant Shawn Bishari and Lieutenant David Bryan arrived on the scene as backup. The officers entered the residence through an unsecured front door and Dep. Hague placed the suspect in handcuffs. The deputy found a small sledgehammer next to the mattress. Due to Mr. Jordans level of intoxication, he was transported to the hospital to be medically cleared.
Page3AUGUST 21, 2014 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR You need to tread water, my wife says to me. Glurb, I reply. Have you ever seen those pictures of alligators with only their eyes showing from out of some murky swamp? Thats me in the pool. To say that I dont swim very well is a rank understatement. I sink really well. I swim very poorly. I have acquiesced to get in Kelleys parents pool on this hot late summer day. Kelley is always trying to get me into the pool but with limited success. Im appreciative, its just that I dont like to sink. She has done her best by giving me a pool noodle. Im supposed to wrap my arms around this piece of foam and it will hold me up in for me. Remember the image of the alligator in the swamp. Thats me all over. The alligator in the swamp. I have what is known as negative buoyancy. I dont know if thats an actual term, but thats what I call it. What it means pure and You know how kids delight in taking a big rock and chunking it into a lake or river to get a big splash? Im the big rock. know how to swim. At family pool parties, I wouldnt get in the water. She wanted to know why not. I sink. Not me. Even you. Okay, Ill show you. Splash the rock goes into the pond, and like the rock in the pond it goes straight to the bottom. I cross my legs Indian style and sit on the bottom of the pool and wave to people. Its true. My son Dylan has the same problem though not to my degree. He has to furiously tread water to keep After that, Kelley taught me how to swim. I had tried to swim when I about 8 years old, but it didnt take. I went through swim lessons but the culmination was swimming the length of the pool. pool part. Id do great until I got about halfway across the pool. At that point, I realize Im halfway across the pool in deep water. I panicked and stopped kicking and paddling. Naturally, I sunk like a stone. The instructor had to pluck me out of the water coughing and gasping. So I didnt go near water again for years. My wife was scandalized by the fact that I was in my twenties and couldnt swim. So she taught me. Weelllll, she taught me the minimum level skills. I could jump in the pool, take a deep breath and maybe, maybe get to the end of the pool before I hit the bottom. If I had to go farther than my one breath took me, I was in serious trouble. People worry about sharks. Not me if I fell out of a boat Id sink so fast sharks would never have a chance at me. I would be a blur. One shark would say to the other, Did you see that? See what? because it was sinking I would say, Big deal, Ill just ride it down. At least I can have a shrimp cocktail before I become a shrimp cocktail. Me and Leo Di Caprio. Im the king of the world! Glub, glub. But not King Triton. Okay, my wife said to me one day in frustration. I taught you how to swim, but you wont get into the water. Why is that? I dont like to be damp. She gave me an odd look. Youre just weird. I dont know whats weird about that. After all, theres nothing damper than sitting on the bottom of the pool. MY SIDE OFTHE MATTERROBERT GERARD When its time to sink or swim, he sinks like a rockDear Editor: September is ovarian cancer month, and theres a lot that needs to be told about ovarian cancer. First the American Cancer Society Most of the time it does not show any signs or symptoms until stage 4 so you need to know what to look for. The signs are: abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating; persistent indigestion, loss of appetite, persistent fatigue, pelvic pain or discomfort and low back pain. If you experience any of these symptoms you need to go to your doctor and get checked out. If I had known what to look for, maybe ing it was just that I was getting older and was nothing to worry about. Boy was I wrong. I was diagnosed in 2010 and am now in my hours and the cancer had already started to spread. I want to let all women know what to look for and get checked out for this silent and deadly disease and hopefully save some lives. Theres a blood test called CA-125 which is called a tumor marker. This can save your life. The color of ovarian cancer month is teal, so wear your teal so that we be a united front against this disease and help spread the world to all your female friends and relatives. Patricia Allen Macclenny Dear Editor: As we all know, on August 4, 2014, the Baker County Board of Commissioners faced at hand was the RFP for priva tizing of BCEMS. As citizens and county employees, we all understand that they had a very hard choice to make, as the county budget. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board of Commissioners for their hard work and allowing the concerned citizens and employees to speak and hear their concerns on this issue. We also would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the many citizens who attended this meeting to show support and or spoke on this matter. Your support is greatly appreciated. Bill Lowery MacclennyKnow the signs of ovarian cancer ...Applauds EMS vote by boardEd Hall, whose cartoons are featured on this page each week, added to his list of accolades for work he did in 2013 by winning second place for a portfolio of cartoons from The Baker County Press in the Society of Professional Jour nalists 2014 Sunshine State Awards this week. place award from the Florida Press Associations Better Weekly Newspaper Contest in July for his editorial cartoon titled Plan A depicted a pair of pants being zipped up. Congratulations, Ed!Hall earns 2nd placeJESSICA PREVATT | STAFF In the past few months Ive seen a lot of complaints on The Press Facebook page regarding dirt roads. Baker County is full of them. I grew up on dirt roads. I share others frustration when I go out to visit my parents and see where some irresponsible ATV driver has been on a four-wheeler or dirt bike doing donuts and digging massive ruts in the middle of the roads. Four wheelers operated by irresponsible kids and adults are the bane of most people who live on dirt roads. Dirt roads arent the most convenient way of getting around, but the county road department does a pretty good job at maintaining miles of them with their aging equipment. Now, thats not to say they do a perfect job. Culverts have a way of disappearing over time which in turn causes a mess when it rains ... but ... thats part of living on a dirt road. You expect to have to drive slowly and maybe have to take the long way around if the main road washes out. The Another thing is people need to do a little research before purchasing property in rural areas. A little bit of common sense can go a long way in saving money and heartaches down the road. For starters, if the property is cheap, theres a reason. Its probcould be via a dirt road or its so far out, there are no utilities nearby. I know there have been property owners out here who rooked buyers by promising the road was going to be paved or maintained by the county, when there was no such agreement in place. The key is not taking the sellers word for it. If the county has a plan to pave the road, its in writing somewhere. Find it. If you are in search of solitude and dont mind living miles away from another residence then there is probably some pretty cheap property available. The problem is the cost to develop it enough to live there may be cost prohibitive. I read a story about a family who was unable to pay FPL the money needed to run power lines to their house. The amount was somewhere in the neighborhood of $27,000. FPL has to cover their cost to provide the power that far from their existing infrastructure. Problem is, the monthly bill would take a few lifetimes to cover the expense of running those lines with no guarantee the property the power and FPL is left with equipment making them no money. I sympathize with those property owners, but that should have property. As much as I like the idea of having a few acres of woods between me and the neighbors, it still needs to be pretty close to government loan to help with the cost. Theres plenty of government grants available. Google it. Just dont look to our local government. Jessica Prevatt is a married mother of two boys and the advertising/production director at The Baker County Press.Buyer beware: rural lifestyle has its price T B C P 104 South Fifth St. 904-259-2400 gotcommentscomplaintssuggestionsstory ideasAs simple as an e-mail..... If you have any information you think we need to know, send it to: email@example.com Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? 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Page 4 T B C P ursday, August 21, 2014BAKER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Serving Baker County for over 35 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. Fish, Jr. J.D.259-6606The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. Youre invited to join State Rep. Elizabeth Porter and United States Congressman Ander Crenshaw for aContinental Breakfast in the Parkat Heritage Villageon Lowder St. in MacclennySaturday, August 23from 10 11:00 am Stop by and say hello, let us know whats on your mind at the state and federal level. Where Fresh is Best! 10% OffA SMOOTHIEExpires 9/10/14 Open EARLY FOR BREAKFASTMonday Saturday until 8 pmALL NATURAL -Real Fruit Smoothies, Grilled Subs, Sandwiches & Wraps, Salads, Soups & More! Family friendly atmosphere! Non-Alcoholic Smoothies ONLY! 796 S. 6th St., Macclenny 397-0772 GET JON SHUMAKE firstname.lastname@example.orgA Macclenny man was arrested the early morning of August 16 for disorderly intoxication after an officer caught him unable to keep his balance while walking in the middle of the roadway. Deputy Michael Hague found Michael Perry, 38, staggering in the street in the area of Martin Luther King Blvd. and US 90. The suspect became belligerent when contacted by the officer and said he was walking home from the bar. He cursed at the officer several times as he refused to give Dep. Hague his name. Mr. Perry finally gave the deputy his name but cursed at him while doing so, and he was transported to county jail. In a separate incident, a Macclenny man was named in a criminal complaint August 12 after he bought regulated metal without proof of ownership from a customer several days before. Lieutenant Brad Dougherty originally met with Scappy Pappys Recycling owner August 7 about customer Robert Raulerson, 20, attempting to sell him guard rail and Ibeams. He refused to purchase the items because Mr. Raulerson didnt have the proper documentation, so the customer left and headed in the direction of American Recycling, which is owned by Tim Hughes, 46. Mr. Hughes told the lieutenant he had just purchased metal from Mr. Raulerson. Investigator Mike Clark found storm grating that had been purchased in the same transaction as the guard rail and I-beams at American Recycling. All of the items were restricted regulated metal that needed a proof of ownership for a secondary metal recycler to purchase them. Mr. Hughes gave the officers a transaction form when requested but didnt provide proof of ownership be cause he said the metal wasnt guard rail. He told the police Mr. Raulerson said it came from a bridge he was working on in Nassau County as scrap. After informing Mr. Hughes that the items were guardrail, contact was made with Anderson Columbia, the company Mr. Raulerson obtained the items from. A representative confirmed Mr. Raulersons story. The police told Mr. Hughes to put a hold on all the guard rail pieces and storm grate. Investigator Rodney Driggers discovered Mr. Hughes paid about $166 in cash for the items instead of a check or an automatic funds transfer as required. The suspect met with police the next day and admitted the metal was guard rail. In another incident, police responded to Lewis Colvin Road August 11 in reference to a tractor that had been shot and caused about $500 in damage. Deputy Daryl Mobley saw the tractor had damage to the door and a single hole in the glass on the left side, while the right side window was shattered. Owner Jimmy Bielling said he recently fired an em ployee and the two had words after the firing, but he said he wasnt sure who damaged the tractor. Mr. Bielling called Dep. Mobley shortly after he left the scene saying the radiator had also been shot. The deputy saw damage to the radiator but there werent any bullet fragments. In other recent incidents: Deputy Matthew Riegel responded to 410 W. Minnesota Ave. Lot 8 in reference to damaged property by a bullet after the owner heard numer ous gunshots shortly before she called the police. Annie Moore told the officer she thought the gunshots came from the area of Martin Luther King Drive and W. Minnesota Avenue but she couldnt find anyone shooting. She showed the deputy an entrance hole on the outside of the mobile home that continued into the interior. The projectile continued through a box against the wall and through the doorway of the living room before hitting another wall. Ms. Moore was less than 10 feet away from the path of the projectile while she prepared dinner. A resident of the state hospital escaped the afternoon of August 16 after he climbed the perimeters fence and entered a wooded area near SR-121. The K-9 unit was able to locate the patient at about 8:30 pm in a wooded area near Southern States Boulevard and Stewart Road. Shonta Kagler, 30, of Jacksonville was arrested on a warrant out of Charlton County for failure to appear and for giving a false name to an officer.Students, teachers reect on rst day Arrested aer staggering in roadwayJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR email@example.comThe school board met Mon day night following the first day of school, which offered a chance for Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson to invite students, principals and teachers from each school to review how their 2014-15 school year kicked-off. The superintendent, who visited each campus on August 18 before the 6:30 p.m. meeting, and said she had the heel blisters to prove it, said the countys six school sites were bustling but organized. Its like they never left, commented Mrs. Raulerson. Everybody was just up and moving. High school senior Matt Chisholm said he had a great first day. And praise the Lord, the AC was working, he said. His classmate, Karli Payne, got choked up after the superintendent, who taught Ms. Payne as a preschooler, recounted a moment she shared with the child so many years ago. She said the youngster was quite the perfectionist and always worried she would make a mistake. So, Mrs. Raulerson shared a book with her and her classmates in which Sesame Streets Big Bird learned it was OK to make mistakes. This week, the superintendent presented the same book to Ms. Payne, who said she hopes to be a teacher one day. Ms. Payne hasnt chosen a college yet, but said she wants to touch the lives of children like Ms. Sherrie has done for me. The middle schools Kylie Carter was a nervous wreck on the first day of school, she said, because she didnt have any classes with her friends. But by days end, she said she realized shed grown up with the students in her new classes and they represented an oppor tunity to build new friendships. Macclenny Elementarys second grade teacher Charita Hurst said she had mixed feelings about the first day of her last year as a teacher. The 30-year veteran of the profession said while shes looking forward to retirement, she will miss impacting the lives of so many children who have come through her classroom. Third grader at Westside Elementary Lilly Kate Elledge re called how she had a snowball fight and played on the iPad during her first day of school. Her principal Lynne Fort was quick to point out she was actu ally doing math with the mobile device. After about 40 minutes of reminiscing, the school board tackled its agenda, including approving unanimously 4-0 (board member Naomi Robinson was absent) the districts contract with the teachers union. Union president Angela Callahan thanked the board for its cooperation during the recent negotiations. She said the vote by members of the Baker Coun-Teachers contract approved Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Joel AddingtonAbove, Karli Payne accepts childrens book from the superintendent. Below, Matt Chisholm talks about his rst day as a senior at BCHS.ty Education Association, the union, was overwhelmingly to accept the contract, which includes $600 bonuses for teachers in addition to annual step raises based on seniority. She also urged the board to work on the districts employee health insurance coverage to reduce premiums. She said the increase in premiums this year outstripped the raises for some teachers. As a unit, we really need to research our insurance, said Mrs. Callahan.
ursday, August 21, 2014 T B C P Page 5 Treatment rooms are private and con dential. Who needs dental insurance? www.macclennydentalclub.com653-3333 571 S. 6th StreetDerrick Carter, D.M.D.WE HAVE A BETTER PLAN!MacclennyDentalSmileClub.com3 plans to t your needs, ALL with NO annual limits, NO waiting period, NO deductible, NO exclusions, NO missing tooth clause, NO calendar year max, NO waiting to verify coverage and NEVER see an increase in your monthly cost Re-ELECT SCHOOL BOARDDistrict 4 ARTIE BURNETT JON SHUMAKE firstname.lastname@example.orgActive warrants were issued August 18 for a Sanderson man and woman for theft and exploitation of the elderly after they allegedly scammed a Macclenny woman out of almost $600 by using her checks while claiming to buy her groceries. Investigators Rodney Driggers and Tracy Benton, along with victim advocate Jessica Morrison, responded to the 74-year-olds residence August 15 after learning about possibly fraudulent checks and the womans missing medication, purse and checkbook. The woman said Casey Stewart, a former employee of the Council for Aging, and her boyfriend Christopher Johns, both 29, would stop by about twice a week to help her around the house. The 74-year-old said she never pays the two for their ser vices even though they ask for money, but she does give them money to buy them and her groceries. The victim said she has given the suspects two or three checks worth about $100 and she signs them after Ms. check the previous day, but she wasnt sure for how much or if they brought back groceries. Inv. Benton found only a handful of microwavable dinners in the freezer and the cabinets were also almost empty. Several items in the refrigerator were also several months out of date. The police also asked the elderly woman about her missing medication, and she told them it was in a bag in the dishwasher. The officers found three medication bottles that had a general quantity being 60 pills, but one of them was empty and another had only one pill. Jackie Wright, who heads up the Council of Aging, told Inv. Driggers that an employee of TD Bank in Macclenny was working on gathering copies of the checks to determine who was writing and signing them. The employee told Mrs. Wright she thought the signatures on the check were forged after comparing them to a withdrawal slip, but Inv. Driggers couldnt determine if that was the case after comparing the signatures with one he gathered from the victim. The investigators met with the employee and reviewed the four checks that were dated July 8, August 13 and August 14 and totaled $400. Since August 14, the victims purse and checkbook had gone missing. The bank employee said she has a pending check of $100 on the bank computer that has come through the bank for processing. She also has a pending debit transaction of more than $90 at Winn-Dixie/Harveys. The 74-year-old doesnt have a debit card but the transaction could have been made using a check and scan ning it in the machine as a debit transaction, which is common for a business like Winn-Dixie. Inv. Driggers then met with the on-duty manager of the grocery store, who couldnt locate the transaction. Winn Dixie recently purchased Harveys, and the Lake City store still registered as Harveys. The on-duty manager in Lake City couldnt access the computer to check for the transaction, but did say the store holds all checks for seven weeks. Mr. Johns was scheduled to meet with Inv. Driggers August 15, but he and informed the ofmet with Inv. Driggers in the early afternoon of August 19. In other property crimes: A Macclenny man was arrested the afternoon of August 12 for shoplifting after he was caught opening packages in Walmart with a pocket knife and concealing the items. Store security personnel told Deputy Ryan Yingling that Mark Martinez, 23, entered the automotive section and began cutting open the packages. The suspect allegedly took a light, soap and a knife that totaled almost $61. Security found the light and soap in Mr. Mar tinezs pocket and the knife in the purse of Paige Miller, who was with the suspect. She de nied any knowledge of having the knife. In a similar incident, police responded to Souls Harbor Church of God August 16 in reference to an American flag being stolen and letters from the churchs message board being removed. Pastor Daniel Sturgill told Deputy Daryl Mobley that he noticed the letters of the sign were missing around 11 pm the night before and found them on the ground. He discovered the flag, which was valued at $50 was missing that morning. JON SHUMAKE email@example.comA Macclenny woman was arrested the afternoon of August 17 for driving under the influence after a complaint she was driving recklessly reached police and she failed a field sobriety test. Deputy Daryl Mobley followed Malissa Tubberville, 30, as she turned into the driveway of a residence on Tom Wilker son Road after he responded to the area following the com plaint. Dep. Mobley contacted complainant Deputy Randy Davis and Phil Rhoden, who said they observed a blue Ford on SR 121 strike the center divider in front of McDonalds. They added the vehicle crossed the center line on the road multiple times and almost struck several vehicles head on. Ms. Tubberville said she was on her way home with a TV she picked up and said she struck the curb because she was reaching behind her to keep the television from falling. She appeared unsteady on her feet with slow, mumbled speech, according to the police report, and she agreed to perform a sobriety test. She told the officer she took a Lortab pill she was prescribed about four hours beforehand. Mrs. Tubberville failed the walk and turn and the one legged stand before she was arrested. In another driving incident, a Macclenny man was arrested the night of August 15 for being behind the wheel with a license suspended five times. He was pulled over for impeding the flow of traffic. Deputy Michael Hague noticed a Ford car stopped in the area of Martin Luther King Street and Minnesota Avenue and made contact with driver Zelda Graham, 40. Ms. Graham told the officer she didnt have her license and a check revealed it was suspended for failure to pay fines and was revoked indefinitely in April 2013. In a similar incident, a Macclenny man was arrested the night of August 16 for driving on a license that was suspended twice after being stopped by an officer who knew he had a bad license. Dep. Hague conducted a traffic stop on Lee Battles, 24, after he pulled into a residence on Grissholm Street. A check with dispatch revealed the suspects license had been suspended for failure to pay fines. Mr. Battles was also cited on July 20 for driving on a suspended license. In yet another incident, a Glen St. Mary man was arrested the night of August 17 for violation of probation after he admitted he had been drinking when he returned to retrieve his SUV that was stuck in a ditch. Deputy Marc Heath responded to Turner Cemetary Road in reference to a possible wreck and found an un occupied Chevrolet SUV in the ditch. While attempting to contact the owner, Jason Harris, 26, exited one of two vehicles parked next to the SUV. He was uneasy on his feet while he walked toward the officer and stumbled several times, according to the deputys account. Mr. Harris told Dep. Heath he was driving the vehicle alone when it got stuck and went to get help from his brother to get it out. The officer learned the suspect was on probation and one of the conditions was Mr. Harris couldnt consume alcohol. The deputy could smell alcohol on the suspect and noticed his speech was slurred. When asked, Mr. Harris admitted to having two drinks earlier in the night.Elderly woman scammed for $600City woman arrested for DUI Election Day Lunch DeliveryTuesday, August 26Redneck Cookinwill be selling BBQ sandwiches, drinks & chips at polling places in Glen, Sanderson & Macclenny.We will begin making the rounds at 10:00 am. To pre-order call 912-843-2393 or 759-9501
Page 6 T B C P ursday, August 21, 2014 WE SPECIALIZE IN PROBLEM ROOFS 259-2563 FREE Estimates The Knowledge and Leadership to be YOUR Clerk I was brought up with understanding and belief that doing things the right way is the only way.NO shortcuts ~ NO compromisesThere is more to being a public servant than to get up in the morning, get dressed, and go to work, and come home in the afternoon. Its more than drawing a paycheck. You must be committed to your county and citizens. For over 47 years I have been doing just that. Whether it was working after hours with the high school Law Academy students to prepare for State Trial or coaching and mentoring over 800 young men in youth football. I have committed myself to this county and its citizens. As your Clerk of Courts our mission will be to provide you with service that exceeds your expectations. I am committed to you!Its ALL ABOUT YOU!! I CARE!! Thank you for your vote on August 26 THE TRUTH CONCERNING ADAM GIDDENSDear Friends, Neighbors and Citizens: As a general rule, my only involvement in local politics is to carefully examine the qualications, experience and character of a candidate in order to make an enlightened, intelligent decision on the best person for the oce they seek. How ever, a political ad in last weeks Baker County Press warrants a response since I feel the ad unfairly compromises Adam Giddens candidacy in the District 4 County Commission race On its face, it contains an unfounded supposition. Since I know the truth surrounding the facts of why Mr. Giddens sought elec tion four years ago, I feel compelled to submit this brief statement to correct any conclusion one might draw based on the suppositions and innuendos in the ad. Mr. Giddens purchased a home previously owned by my son in Copper Creek that is right next door to me. Since I have been acquainted with, and friends of, the Giddens family for many years, I was very familiar with Adams qualications, character, and eligibility as a Certied Public Accountant who graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University with a Masters Degree in Taxation. With the annual Baker County budget of $27,000,000.00, I felt Adams education and expertise as a C.P.A. qualied him as an excellent potential Commission candidate. Consequently, I stepped across the yard one day and surprised him with the prospect of becoming a Republican candidate for the open County Commission seat in District 4 four years ago. His response was: I will pray about it, talk to my family, and get back with you. Following that conversation, I left the next day on a two-week vacation to Tex as. The day I arrived back home, Mr. Giddens met me in the driveway to let me know that he had decided to pick up the packet, ll out the paperwork and run for the vacant County Commission seat we previously discussed. Immediately, a coalition was formed to assist him in the race. Based on the facts stated above, I can unequivocally assure the voting public and citizens of Baker County that the lengthy ad published by his opponent, James Bennett, is deceptive, misleading, and a complete distortion of facts which I frankly nd reprehensible from someone seeking public oce in Baker County. I am extremely disappointed that in a neighborhood where the residents are commonly treated with brotherly love, a friend and neighbor would purchase a quarter-page ad to attack another good neighbor in order to gain public support or garner votes based on an indefensible, unjustiable supposition. POLLY GORE1128 Coppergate Place | Macclenny, FL 32063 P.S. The statements contained herein are the sole representations of the person whose name appears, and does not reect the opinions of any other person. Political advertisement paid for and approved by Adam Giddens, Republican Baker County Commissioner, District 4. PUBLIC HEARINGEducation: Bachelors of Science in Education from Florida State College of Jacksonville (Magna Cum Laude) Associate of Arts from Florida Gateway (Magna Cum Laude) St. Leos University-Business Management Classes Experience/Career: 27 Years Financial Experience/Customer Service with TD Bank and former Citizens Bank of Macclenny 10 Years Customer Service Experience with NEFCOM 37 Plus years customer service work experience in Baker County Sally REGISTERfor Clerk of CourtsHONEST | DEPENDABLE | EXPERIENCED Paid & approved by Sally Register, Baker County Clerk of Courts JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgLast week the county signed its contract with F&G Construction General Contractors to begin work on the roughly $2 million transportation cen ter for the Council on Aging fol lowing a groundbreaking ceremony at the project site. A group of about 50 local public officials, as well as representatives from the Council on Aging (COA), the contractor and the Florida Department of Transportation, which is fund ing the facility through a grant to the county, gathered at the southwest corner of Buck Starling Road and Willis Hodges Road for the ceremony. Calling this project a headache would be an understatement, said County Manager C.J. Thompson, alluding to significant hurdles in getting the project designed and funded. The 9-acre property the COA purchased in 2008 for a new senior center behind Winn-Dixie has soil and drainage problems that will be addressed as part of the project. Access to the 5 acres on which the transportation center will sit is from two dirt roads that the city and county are partnering to pave. The county also had to scale back the size and design of the transportation center, which came in over budget when it was bid earlier this year. But thanks to a lot of hard work and cooperation by the stakeholders, Mr. Thompson said, the facility will soon be come a reality. Mike Dillon, executive vice president of F&G, said he estimates the job will start in the coming month and be finished in the spring of 2015. Bob Lambright, a member of the COA governing board, said its probably been eight years since the board began making plans for a new senior center to replace the current center in downtown Macclenny, where seniors congregate for meals, games, music and other social activities. But over the years, the project has been amended considerably. Funding for the new senior center has been elusive thus far, so the transportation center will consolidate only the COA administrative and transportation functions under one roof. The COA is the designated transporter of elderly, low-income and disabled residents in the area. It now manages a fleet of buses housed off West Lowder Street to take riders to college, work, shopping and doctors visits both locally and outside the county to Jacksonville, Lake City and Gainesville. The transportation center project will include construction of a metal building with landscaping, irrigation and an asphalt parking lot. It was last month that Mr. Thompson announced the scope of the over-budget-project was whittled down to within $10,000 of the available funding, about $2 million. When the first set of bids for the project were rejected in April, they were more than $1 million over budget. The county re-bid the transportation center, separating the site development work from the construction work into separate bids in an effort to bring down costs. The winning construction bid from F&G of Jacksonville was for roughly $1.8 million. The site work went to Hager Construction, also of Jacksonville, for $974,836. Both sums were reduced considerably, however, after the companies were selected by the county. The site work budget is about $600,000 and the construction budget is about $1 million, a cost break-down from Mr. Thompson, the county manager, shows. The county is also using some $274,000 for site material. The project is being funded through a grant from the Flor ida Department of Transportation that was approved in 2010. About half the land the COA purchased in 2008 was deeded to the county at that time be cause only local governments were eligible for the grant funding and the COA is a private, nonprofit organization. Still, the COA has been using other grants since about 2006 to fund site location and acquisition efforts, Mr. Lambright explained. He said the COA paid a California consultant about $50,000 to recommend a site. He said the firm selected the location behind Winn-Dixie because it was close to the interstate, shopping centers and a traffic light. COA used additional grant funding, about $500,000, to purchase a little more than 9 acres there, about half of which will be reserved for the future senior center. Today may be insignificant but the future of people coming and going from this place will be very significant, said Mr. Lambright after the ground breaking ceremony. Posing for photos with golden-painted shovels are (l-r) county commissioner Jimmy Anderson, Barbara Yarbrough, Gene Lamp and Janell Damato.Ground broken for COA bus garage Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com
ursday, August 21, 2014 T B C P Page 7 ELECT Jack BAKER III FORCLERK OF COURTS Paid by Jack Baker III, Republican, for Baker County Clerk of Courts. Experience How my EXPERIENCE relates to the office of Clerk of Courts does not does maintain the money I CAN BE TRUSTED TO SAFEGUARD COUNTY FUNDS PEOPLE SKILLS AND A COOPERATIVE ATTITUDE ARE A MUST It is a service office. IT MUST MEET THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE IT SERVES THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS OF THE OFFICE ARE CRITICAL TO PROVIDING QUALITY SERVICE TO OUR CITIZENS .Evaluating the Choices COMMITTED COMPETENT CONSERVATIVE Allow me to be that choice! VoteJack BAKER IIIFOR CLERK OF COURTS JON SHUMAKE email@example.comA complaint was filed against a Macclenny man Au gust 14 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery after he allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend while holding a wrench during an altercation earlier in the day. Deputy Michael Antonini responded to a residence on CR-122 in reference to the disturbance and met with Jessica Hudnall, who said her boyfriend Dustin Crews, 24, woke her up in the morning and started a verbal altercation on the back porch. She said Mr. Crews cursed at her during the altercation and used his hands to cover her nose and mouth, which prevented her from breathing for a few seconds. While being suffocated, she said she was beating on the back of the residence and window to try alerting her three daughters about what was happening. She managed to push his hands away and threatened to call the police. Mr. Crews then allegedly picked up a 12inch wrench from a bin of his belongings that was outside. He cocked the wrench back in a manner suggesting he was going to strike her with it and threatened to kill her if she called the cops, according to Dep. Antoninis report. He put the wrench down when she didnt call the police but the verbal altercation continued. Ms. Hudnall said he then used his hands in a motion that suggested he was going to choke her but his grandmother arrived at the residence. Mr. Crews took his belongings, including the wrench, and left in his grandmothers vehicle. Ms. Hudnall said Mr. Crews has recently been using meth, but no drug-related items were found in the house. Dep. Antonini tried contacting Mr. Crews at his grandmothers residence on Labeuna Avenue and found a bin that matched Ms. Hudnalls description. The deputy was unable to contact anyone and left a note, and was later contacted by Mr. Crews grandmother. She said she drove him to a residence across the state line on SR-121 but couldnt provide a phone number. In a similar incident, a Sanderson man was arrested the night of August 14 for domestic violence after he allegedly slapped his girlfriend across the face during an argument. Deputies Christopher Clutter and Johnny Hodges responded to the incident on Jack Duggar Road as Dep. Clutter spoke with Bobby Barnes Jr., 33, and Dep. Hodges talked to Vicki Crews, 40. Mr. Barnes told the deputy that only a verbal disagreement occurred between the two of them. While speaking with the adults involved, two children were crying hysterically outside. One of the children told Dep. Clutter she saw Mr. Barnes slap Ms. Crews across the face in the living room. The other juvenile backed up the story and said she could hear her father and Ms. Crews arguing in the bedroom before the teenager saw him slap the victim in the living room. Ms. Crews gave Dep. Hodges the same story and Dep. Clutter saw redness on her cheeks that may have resulted from a slap, per the report. In another incident, a Macclenny man was arrested the night of August 11 for violating a domestic violence injunction after his wife reported that he threw a knife in her direction and held a gun to his head. Diana Johnson spoke with Deputy Marc Heath at the sheriffs office and said she and her husband Jeremy Johnson, 41, were involved in a verbal dispute August 10 due to his medication abuse. She said Mr. Johnson threw a knife at the wall next to where she was walking through the living room and then laughed about the incident. Police were called but peace was restored and Mrs. Johnson said no action was necessary. She said on the morning of August 11 he held a gun to his head and threatened to kill himself several times before throwing the gun at her. She told the officer her husband is a convicted felon and found the gun she keeps hidden from him, but that he also has a rifle he has access to in their closet. Dep. Heath and Sergeant Shawn Bishari responded to the Woodlawn Cemetery Road residence for a well-being check. Dep. Heath learned that Mrs. Johnson has a non-expiring active domestic violence injunction against her husband that has been active since 2008. She said she wasnt aware it was active and theyve been living together for five years. Mr. Johnson admitted to a verbal altercation occurring but denied all the other inci dents his wife told Dep. Heath about. There was no evidence supporting the incidents Mrs. Johnson described and Mr. Johnson was arrested for the injunction violation and firearm possession by a felon.JON SHUMAKE firstname.lastname@example.orgTwo Sanderson men were arrested the early morning of August 17 on separate driving without a license and felony drug possession charges after they were pulled over for driving with a malfunctioning headlight. Sergeant Shawn Bishara stopped driver Chancey Blackburn, 25, and vehicle owner Kenneth Goethe Jr., 35, on Interstate 10 just before 5 am. Mr. Blackburn admitted he never had a license and a check with dispatch revealed he also has a suspension for failure to pay a traffic fine. The officer learned Mr. Goethes license was also suspended. While speaking with Mr. Blackburn, Sgt. Bishara noticed Mr. Goethe moving around in the front of the vehicle and dig his hands into his pocket. The suspect exited the vehicle when Deputy Marc Heath arrived on the scene to give him a ride home, but Sgt. Bishara saw a white capsule-shaped pill in the floorboard where Mr. Goethe was sitting. The pill was identified to be Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone and Mr. Goethe admitted he didnt have a prescription for the medication. In a similar incident, a Sanderson man was arrested just after midnight August 17 for possession of marijuana after police found 1.5 grams of the drug during a search after finding him asleep in his car. Corporal Matthew Riegel found Barry Brown, 20, in a vehicle in the parking lot of the BP Station on Macclenny Av enue. The officer began speaking with the suspect and saw a handful of small zip-close bags spread across the floorboard and next to the drivers seat. Mr. Brown eventually admitted to smoking marijuana and said he knew what the bags were for after initially saying he didnt know. Mr. Brown reached for the center console several times while Cpl. Riegel was speaking with him. The officer asked the suspect to exit the vehicle after the third time he reached for it. The suspect began emptying his pockets as requested but Cpl. Riegel could tell Mr. Brown was separating items in his pockets before pulling them out. The corporal performed a pat down and felt an additional item in Mr. Browns pock et, which was another small bag that contained the small amount of marijuana. In another incident, a Sanderson man was arrested the early morning of August 17 for misdemeanor possession of marijuana after he admitted the weed an officer found during a search of a car was his. Deputy Michael Hague was on a property check at the Baker Manor apartment complex when he saw two men in a Ford Ranger. John McNutt, 22, exited the drivers side of the vehicle and said he and his friend Daniel Highsmith, who soon also approached the officer, were in the vehicle smoking a cigarette. Dep. Hague asked to search the vehicle since there usually arent people out at the complex at night and the two agreed. Dep. Hague found a marijuana cigarette in the floor just below the gear shift and Mr. McNutt admitted it was his when questioned. The deputy continued to search the vehicle and found a small plastic bag with marijuana in it.Motorists busted with drugsBoyfriend made threatsRaises wrench, warns not to call 911 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm8981 S. SR 228 Macc.
Page 8 T B C P ursday, August 21, 2014JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR email@example.comFlorida Attorney General Pam Bondi stopped in Macclenny the afternoon of August 14 following a meeting in Jacksonville on the proliferation of synthetic drugs, their marketing to youths and the new technology used to consume them. She brought the same message to the Baker County Chamber of Commerce and its members for the 1 p.m. visit with local business and civic leaders. Ms. Bondi said the synthetic drugs made overseas with colorful cartoon-filled packaging and candy flavors to appeal to children can often cause serious illness. Its so out of control. Youre the first (schools) superintendent to hear about this. This is the newest thing. This is unreal, she said pointing to Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson who was seated to her right. Theyre putting syn thetic drugs into fountain pens and kids are taking them into schools. Have you heard about this? Public health officials have been warning about so-called e-cigarettes that contain liquid nicotine thats vaporized and inhaled using a similar device that looks like a pen, lip stick or mascara. These come in fruit and candy flavors. Theres banana split, cotton candy, sweet tart, cola and pina colada, reads a recent press release from the Baker Tobacco Free Partnership and Students Working Against Tobacco, SWAT, on e-cigarettes. One maker says 30,000 flavor combinations are possible. Although they may look attractive and smell good, ecigarettes are unregulated and contain nicotine. All the major tobacco companies own e-cigarette brands and they are marketing them just like they used to market tobacco before the practices were banned. E-ciga rette liquid nicotine is poisonous and a teaspoon of it can kill a small child. Another concern is that e-cigarette cartridges can be filled with other liquefied drugs and inhaled. The attorney general warned thats whats happening with synthetic drugs, which are also known as spice, K2 and other names. She made this plea to Chamber members last week visit her offices website, myfloridalegal.com, to get educated on synthetic drugs and what they look like. Were seeing it all over the state, said Ms. Bondi, whose is running for re-election in the fall. Shes drawn two Democrat challengers in George Sheldon, a former deputy attorney gen eral and former secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families, and Perry Thurston Jr., a state representative from Fort Lauderdale, who are facing off in the primary August 26. The attorney general also updated the roughly 30 people in the Chambers new conference room about her offices efforts to combat pill mills, human trafficking, businessto-business scams as well as Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Following her talk, community leaders had the opportunity to share with the attorney general their concerns. First to speak up was Lyons & Lyons accountant Clay Ly ons. Mr. Lyons said as a taxpayer and CPA hes worried about residents filing fraudulent tax returns. He explained hes encountered local residents who have used tax preparers in Jacksonville to file grossly fraudulent returns. He said when he called the attorney gener als office about the matter he was bounced back and forth between her office and that of Adam Putnam, the commissioner of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, another cabinet level post like the attorney generals office. I had an 80-somethingyear-old lady come into the office, Mr. Lyons said. They had her in college. They had her with two dependent children and with the earned income [tax credit] she got back like $8,000 or $10,000. Dont get me going on what theyre doing with Obamacare, responded the attorney general, a staunch opponent of the federal healthcare law. She went on to say that complaints about the filing fraudulent tax returns are mainly federal, but we can connect you with the right people. Nancy Wright, executive director of the Baker County Council on Aging, used the opportunity to address a side effect of Floridas Republican-led move to managed-care for low-income residents enrolled in Medicaid, including many of the Council on Agings clients. Mrs. Wright said the private HMOs, or health management organizations, now running the Medicaid program statewide are pushing enrollees to use cheaper private van or taxi services to get to medical appointments rather than the nonprofit councils fleet of buses. We are struggling big time with the transportation portion (of managed care). It should have never been included. It was working in the State of Florida. (Now) it is a nightmare ..., said Mrs. Wright. She requested five minutes with the governor to explain how seniors here use the cheaper services to get to Duval County and then call the council for a ride back because theyre dissatisfied with the service. Theyre talking about the lower cost, I get it. But they are not making the other bus transportation agencies jump through the same hoops that we are, Mrs. Wright said. You send a yellow taxi out from Duval County, they have not had to have their buses inspected like we have. Theyre drivers have not had to go through level 2 background screening like we have. We just want to ask the governor to cut the transportation part out. Ms. Bondi agreed to work on the issue, to which Mrs. Wright gave her thanks. Next the attorney general turned to the controversial issue of Floridas 2008 voter-approved gay marriage ban. The law has been ruled unconstitutional by multiple judges in Florida and around the country. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the issue in the future, which is just what should happen, according to Ms. Bondi, who has appealed the recent Florida rulings. She said last week that she swore an oath to the state constitution and since it includes the gay marriage ban, she will defend it. Whether you believe in something, thats not my business, said Ms. Bondi. But six years ago, 62 percent of the voters passed a law. A law that outlawed something. We have something in our country called the separation of powers. Im not the judiciary. Can you imagine if one person was? Can you imagine if I could pick and choose ... Im the attorney general. Im a member of the executive branch. And its my job to defend the constitution of Florida and the United States. Therefore, the Supreme Court needs to decide this issue. Opponents of the same-sex marriage ban argue it violates the U.S. constitutions equal protection and due process clauses. Ms. Bondi wasnt the only high-ranking public official in town during the last week. U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, who is also facing re-election this year, but has a primary opponent on the August 26 ballot in Ryman Shoaf, toured the Baker County Sheriffs Complex, Northeast Florida State Hospital, Macclenny city hall, the school board office and the county courthouse, according to a schedule from his press office. Rep. Crenshaw and state Rep. Elizabeth Porter, yet another Republican up for reelection this year, are expected to be at Heritage Park on Saturday morning for breakfast at 10 a.m. to meet with constituents, The Florida Times-Union reported this week. COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 602 S. Sixth Street, Macclenny 259-6702 100 S. 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EDUCATED Graduate of University of Florida, Lake City Community College (Magna Cum Laude) and Baker County High School. continuing education hours in the criminal justice system. Graduate of Northeast Florida Regional Leadership Academy (Inaugural Class). EXPERIENCED 29 years of criminal justice and court system experience. Former Deputy U.S. Marshal. Retired as longest continuously duties. Appointed last year by Floridas Commissioner of Agriculture as Agricultural Programs Coordinator. EFFECTIVE Appointed 4 times by 4 Florida Governors to our District State College Board overseeing and supervising budgets and assets totaling over $43 million annually with no adverse Chairman by fellow board members representing 5 north scholarships annually to 5 counties, including Baker. Selected by fellow board members to give dedication speech of the new $9 million library and media center at the Florida Gateway College campus because of proven leadership and abilities. INVESTED Seventh generation Floridian and lifelong resident of Baker County. Widower of Kim Brannan, former teacher, school administrator, and principal of Westside Elementary. Father, cattleman, and longtime community/civic-involved leader. Recognized this year by Floridas First Lady as one of twentyyears due to the belief that investing and giving back to the community, especially our youth, is a core value. Political advertisement paid for and approved by Chuck Brannan, Republican, for Clerk of Court. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND COMPTROLLER (Vote for One)Chuck Brannan A lifes career spent on the courthouse block in public service.Your vote and support are appreciated! Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Joel AddingtonFlorida Attorney General Pam Bondi at the Chamber last week.Bondi targeting synthetic drugsSays they are aimed at youthswww.bakercountypress.com
ursday, August 21, 2014 T B C P Page 9 Senator Marc Rubio & Commissioner Giddens Commissioner Giddens & Senator Aaron BeanAdam Giddens is the -Senator Aaron Bean Rep. Janet Adkins & Commissioner Giddens Commissioner Giddens ADAM GIDDENSCounty Commissioner District 4Re-Elect Political advertisement paid for and approved by Adam Giddens, Republican Baker County Commissioner, District 4. MY PERSONAL COMMITMENT TO THE CITIZENS OF THIS GREAT COMMUNITY:Four years ago, I promised to bring strong personal values and my dedication to God, family, and country to the job as your County Commissioner. I promised to use my knowledge as a CPA and my Masters Degree in Taxation from FSU to the best of my ability to serve Baker County. I promised to bring experience and work ethics from my job managing Giddens Security Corporation to help solve issues facing our county. I have ful lled these promises the last four years serving you, and I want to continue working hard for you. In campaigning the last few months, I have met with many of you in person, on the phone, and via email. I have gone door to door, inviting you to share your concerns with me and asking for your support. I have shown you, in my previous ads, detailed lists of my quali cations and what I do (and dont) support. Moreover, I have run a morally sound campaign never once slandering my opponent. Ive campaigned based on what I have to o er you, the citizens of this county. These continue to be very tough economic times for our households, our businesses, and our government. My vision for the next 4 years is to get us through these tough economic times. I will continue to work to keep your taxes low, balance the county budget, avoid laying o county employees, and attract good new businesses to create jobs for our current workforce. I have what it takes to get us through this, move our county forward, and promote growth while preserving our rural heritage. Let me continue working for you using the valuable knowledge and experience that Ive accumulated as your current County Commissioner backed by the right education for this job. I strongly believe that I have the character and ethics, in addition to technical skills and experience, to continue my role as your County Commissioner. I would truly appreciate your vote! Proven Past Performance! Adam Giddens will continue working hard for you. Vote to keep your proven commissioner in o ce!
Page 10 T B C P ursday, August 21, 2014 34 Years of Continuous Service to the Baker County School DistrictPaid by Paula T. Barton for School Board. Dear Voter:My campaign for School Board Member District 3 is All About Our Children! They are our most precious and valuable resource. I believe in our children and the positive impact education has in their lives. My life has been blessed by serving in the Baker County Public School System for 34 continuous years. While serving, my decisions were always made in our childrens best interest. I My strong desire is to contribute to our childrens educational future and our quality school system. As you cast your vote for School Board Member District 3, consider my 34 years of experience, my commitments. Your vote and support will be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Sincerely, Paula T. Barton Proven Leadership Prepared to Serve Vote PaulaAbsolutely the Right Choice for Our Children! for School Board Member District 3 The Knowledge and Leadership to be YOUR Clerk To all of our Papas former players...Please remember your coach this Election Day!He is committed to YOU and this COUNTY! Vote Kenneth Roberts for Clerk of Courts August 26 th Paid for by Kenneth Roberts, Democrat, for Clerk of Courts. Re-ELECTCharlie ARTIEBURNETTSCHOOL BOARD District 4 I have lived in Baker County for the past 38 years. I have made many good friends in this county and love the small town, close knit atmosphere and friendliness of our community. My forefathers, i.e.: father, grandfather, great-grandfather (all of whom are buried in Cedar Creek Cemetery north of Sanderson) have been a part of this county and community for the past 100 years. I have many extended family members who make this county their home and I cherish the relationship I have with them. I have attended three churches while living here: Faith Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church and Taylor Church where I have gotten to know a large church family of brothers and sisters in Christ. These brothers and sisters have prayed for, supported and lifted up my wife and I as we raised a son with special needs and I will be eternally grateful. I feel deeply and passionately for this county/ community and the people who make it up. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to represent this community as a School Board member for the past 4 years. I have worked hard to serve you and live up to the trust you have placed in me. I look forward to continue serving you as we face the challenges of today and tomorrow. With your vote, you can be assured I will continue to do my best to earn your trust and serve you honorably.Charlie ARTIEBURNETTSCHOOL BOARD District 4 BURNETT Keep up with the campaign on Facebook!Search Re-elect Artie Burnett for School BoardPaid for by Charlie Burnett School Board District 4. Opponent Opponent JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgIf you thought Dollar General had enough stores Baker County, youd be wrong, at least from the growing and publicly-traded companys point of view. The Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based Dollar General, which recently bid to purchase rival Family Dollar for some $9 billion in cash, according to the Wall Street Journal plans to build its fourth store in north Macclenny. The Macclenny City Commission approved on first reading last week an ordinance re zoning a roughly 2-acre parcel at the southwest corner of the intersection of North 5th Street and CR 23B from Residential Single Family to Commercial General to accommodate the new store. The Dollar General on south 6th Street is about 2 miles from the proposed north city site, while the most recently built Dollar General on SR 121 South is about 3.5 miles from the proposed site. There is also a Dollar General in Glen St. Mary. The company has been expanding its footprint to become a more convenient option for shoppers of discounted household goods, foods and beverages, as well as beer, wine and cigarettes. I wish we would have invested in Dollar General, quipped Mayor Gary Dopson when the measure came up at the August 12 city commission meeting. Before the 5-0 vote to ap prove the new zoning and future land use designation for the property owned by Keith Rhoden, the mayor was interested to know what uses are permitted in areas zoned Commercial General. Assistant City Manager Roger Yarborough said the zoning allows for retail sales of food, beer and wine, clothing, electronics and the like. Also permitted are bakeries and hair salons. Permitted with an additional hearing and approval by the citys Zoning Adjustment Board are day care centers, movie theaters, warehouses and other kinds of businesses. Given the wide-range of per mitted land uses, Mayor Dopson recommended condition ing any approval of the new zoning on the sale or lease of the land to Dollar General for a new store. In other words, if the commission approves the zon ing and land use change, and Dollar General subsequently backs out of the project, the mayor wants the zoning and land use to revert back to its residential designations. He also asked for a complete list of permitted uses when the changes will be heard for final approval next month. The new Dollar General store is slated to be 9100 square feet, said a consultant representing the company at the meeting. City leaders also heard a presentation from Bill Lowery and Paul Dickinson, who are help ing to organize a veterans appreciation event tentatively set for November 15. We have a very ambitious goal, explained Mr. Lowery. He said organizers hope to raise $10,000 for the inaugu ral event and draw 400 of the countys roughly 2700 veterans to the affair to accept thank you medals. We feel like the vets in this community need to be recognized, said Mr. Lowery. More than $3000 has been raised in three months of planning thus far, according to Mr. Lowery. The event will begin with a 5K walk/run in the morning to be followed by a parade on U.S. 90. Theres also to be military exhibitions of memorabilia from the Civil War, World War II and other military conflicts since at the fairgrounds. Three bands have already agreed to play at no charge. Guest speakers, including a Purple Heart recipient from Perry, GA, will be featured as well. Organizers are searching for other veterans with medals. Mr. Lowery said the countys veterans affairs office, headed by Tony Esterling, would not release a list of local veterans with medals because of federal healthcare privacy laws. Commissioner Vernon Bennett, an Army veteran, agreed to lead the parade as its marshal after Mayor Dopson, also a veteran, declined the invitation and suggested Mr. Bennett was better suited for the honor. Were hoping this is really huge and it continues, said Mr. Lowery. In other business that evening: Commissioners approved an agreement with the county to partially fund and provide bidding and project oversight for the retrofitting of 25 pump stations. The retrofit will allow them to be hooked up to generators should power be lost in the city. The county was awarded a grant to fund the project, but the grant requires the city contribute $14,065 to the effort since all of the lift stations are located within city limits. City Manager Phil Rhoden said about half the contribution will be in-kind services and the other half cash from the citys sewer and maintenance budget. He said the retrofit will cost about $42,000 in all. City Fire Chief Buddy Dugger explained that only a few of the citys larger pump stations have built-in generators but other generators are on call to power the remaining stations in case of a power outage. The city has about 40 pump stations in all, he said. City officials expressed some dismay that they were not informed earlier of the countys grant from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Mr. Rhoden announced the city is now eligible to apply for grants from the states Small County Outreach Program, or SCOP, which previously had not been open to municipalities. Its not a tremendous amount of money out there, he said, but the application deadline is September 10. SCOP supplies funding for road improvement projects. Commissioners voted 5-0 to renew the health insurance plan from United Healthcare for its employees. Tim Owen, the citys health insurance broker, said the carrier agreed to renew the existing insurance policy with no benefit changes, but with a 5.9 percent increase in premiums, which is below the 8 percent increase the city had expected. Mayor Dopson said he voted for the plan reluctantly. Of all the insurance companies, I hate United the worst, he said. The mayor sits on the board of directors of Baker County Medical Services, which manages Fraser Hospital. The insurer, which is the largest in the U.S., does not have a contract with the hospital, which means city employees and other United customers are not covered for treatment at the hospital. The mayor said thats be cause the reimbursement rates United pays for treatment, if accepted by the hospital, would not cover the facilitys actual costs. Baker County Medical Services would lose money, said Mr. Dopson. He said about 25 percent of the hospitals patients are indigent and cant pay their medical bills while another 25 percent are on Medicare, which has low reimbursement rates as well. He added the hospital is dependent on the 50 percent of patients with private health insurance to survive. Mr. Owen said theres hope, however, that United and the hospital will come to terms. He said United would be submit ting a new proposal to Baker County Medical Services by the end of the month. The first public hearing on the citys tentative millage, or property tax, rate and budget is set for September 9 at 5:45 p.m., just prior to the regular city commission meeting at 6 p.m. The tax rate and budget will up for final approval on September 23 at 5:45 p.m.Fourth Dollar General coming to the countyMACCLENNY CITY COMMISSION Check it out...bakercountypress.com
ursday, August 21, 2014 T B C P Page 11 T B C P BAKER COUNTY CANDIDATE Q & A COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 4What personal qualities make you uniquely quali ed for the o ce youre seeking? A. Giddens: I have real world experience in managing a private sector company with over 350 employees. I have four years experience as a commissioner and thorough knowledge of the issues facing our county. I have the analytical skills, scal knowledge, business background and the right education for this job. I have a strong moral upbringing, conservative values and make decisions based on prayerful consideration. I am a proactive, independent thinking county commissioner who looks at all angles of an issue before making a decision. J. Bennett: Strong leadership skills, ability to nd solutions to complex challenges, honesty and integrity.What is your position on sand mining in Baker County? J. Bennett: Strongly opposed. The bene ts are very small, the consequences to our natural resources and future generations is considerable.A. Giddens: I have not and will not give a blanket endorsement to sand mining. I believe in looking at issues based on their individual facts and data and then making an informed, prayerful decision. I have publicly stated that I do not favor well-drilled sand mining because of concerns of water withdrawal. The only sand mining that I ever voted on was to be done with Macclennys treated reclaimed water on already mined land near a land ll, thereby preventing the water from being dumped into Turkey Creek and ultimately the St. Marys River. No well was to be drilled, ever! The City of Macclenny Commissioners, on a unanimous 5-0 vote, supported the use of the citys reclaimed water, as it would have helped the city save $700,000 in infrastructure costs. Furthermore, it would have broadened our tax base and created jobs. What type of new development would you support in Baker County, and what type of new growth or development would you oppose in Baker County if elected? A. Giddens: I oppose any development that adversely a ects our environment or moral climate. My primary focus is attracting new businesses rst to increase our tax base and provide local jobs for our citizens. Look at a list of the top tax paying entities in our county and you will quickly see it is businesses. They also require the least services. For example, the police are hardly ever called to Walmart Distribution Center, but theyre called to neighborhoods all the time. But, Walmart DC pays several hundred thousand dollars per year in property taxes! Thats what we need! I am not for making our county the bigger bedside community of Jacksonville by increasing rooftops, tra c and service needs. Smart growth is capitalizing on our current hardworking workforce and our high and dry land ready to be developed for industrial complexes. Baker County is poised for growth due to its close location to a port, a lot of developable land, strong workforce and location near major interstate corridors. We need this type of growth in order to attract the support businesses that include recreational facilities, places for our youth, and the restaurants that we all want to come. Then, more people will move and build homes in our county. J. Bennett: I supports new development in the areas of industrial, warehousing, manufacturing, retail, commercial and small businesses. Im opposed to any industry that has future negative impacts to our countys natural resources or community objectives (such as gentlemens clubs).What will be your top three priorities in o ce and how do you plan to pursue them if elected? J. Bennett: (1) Revise the current land development regulations (LDRs) to address unnecessary restrictions that are impeding smart growth. How? By reviewing and identifying critical items in the current LDRs and work with the Local Planning Agency and fellow commissioners to revise these requirements. (2) Work to address/ eliminate the impact fees that create impediments to appropriate developments occurring in our county. I would identify the components of the impact fee structure that are detrimental to developments and work with my fellow commissioners to provide long-term relief in order to allow developments to advance here in the county. (3) Pursue further developments that have long term bene ts (jobs) for our county. I would continue to work with other entities, such as the Florida Department of Transportation, the Chamber of Commerce, Jacksonville Port Authority, etc. to identify projects that enhance our countys ability to attract businesses and to recruit business interested in our area. A. Giddens: We are in very tough nancial times but I have never and will never forget that our citizens are also in tough times on their household budgets. Therefore, my top priorities will continue to be: 1. Continuing to balance the budget during these toughest of economic times since the Great Depression is a top priority. 2. Avoiding lay o s of county employees. 3. Avoiding further depletion of reserves that will bankrupt the county. Through a concerted e ort, weve balanced the budget every year. Our county agencies realize the seriousness and have cut spending, and were keeping taxes low. These e orts must continue. We will have to use reserves to help balance the budget, because it is our rainy day fund. Lets get through the rainy day. If elected, what type of tax and/or fee incentives would you support for new and existing businesses? A. Giddens: I continue to support zero impact fees to attract new businesses to build in our county. This will create jobs and growth, thereby increasing the tax base resulting in helping the county meet its budget. I also support property tax incentives to attract businesses that create jobs. One incentive I support is property tax credits (rebates) to businesses that create a certain number of jobs that pay at or above our countys average income. For example, if a business creates 300 jobs that pay $35,000 on average, lets give that company an incentive to locate in Baker County by giving them a credit on their property taxes for the rst few years they are here, as long as they meet the jobs requirement. Having them come and create those jobs will help our economy grow, thereby increasing the tax base and bringing in revenue to the county. J. Bennett: I support providing local businesses with bidding preferences as well as short-term real estate tax breaks. This would mean hold the current taxes level for a 3 to 5 year period after small, local businesses re-invest for expansion. This approach does not have any detrimental e ect on the county, but has a tremendous bene t to encourage small business to expand so they can hire new employees. If elected, what would you do to grow and expand recreational activities for youths and their families? J. Bennett: Recreation is important to our county as it provides our youth with opportunities to learn sportsmanship and teamwork, while also providing exercise. The individuals involved in these activities, whether its the parents, coaches or just volunteers, each have a better understanding of what is needed in their respective sport. I believe the input from those individuals will be critical in expanding recreational activities. I support the latest concept of a recreational board in order to provide guidance for needed changes. The structure and oversight responsibilities will be critical in order to ensure success. This guidance should expand to more than only youth activities, but should encompass our parks and other recreational amenities as well. It is important to seek guidance from those individuals that have the knowledge and skills in the area of these activities.A. Giddens: Due to the scal situation we are facing, funds are limited for expansion. The key to expanding our recreational activities will be private/public partnerships and grants. We got Shoals park from a grant. As a current county commissioner, Ive been working on developing the new Recreational Advisory Board. This board will be put in place to promote and expand recreational facilities, seek out grants, partnerships, and collaborations to meet Baker Countys recreation needs, and assist in developing, implementing and monitoring a long-term Recreational Master Plan. How would you protect the rural character of Baker County while priming it for new growth in the future? A. Giddens: I oppose any development or business that adversely a ects our environment or moral climate such as medical waste incinerators, well-drilled sand mining, gambling institutions, Internet cafes, etc. We need to attract businesses whose morals and values align with our own. Our land development regulations have in place formal procedures that allow commissioners to review potential businesses needing zoning changes on a case-by-case basis through public hearings along with public input. In these meetings I weigh the pros and cons to determine if the company would enhance our economy as well as protect our character.J. Bennett: The countys Comprehensive Plan and the Land Development Regulations both provide protections to where development can and cannot occur. Changes to these documents should be made with considerable thought and deliberation. Smart growth principles can be followed to allow our county to grow without compromising the core values that we hold dear in Baker County. Our rural lands should remain pristine. However, growth enables local business to succeed, which creates jobs, which improves the tax base, etc. The county budget has needed millions of dollars from reserves to balance in recent years. Would you have done anything di erently to balance the budget, and if so, what? J. Bennett: I believe the county budget will be a considerable issue this year and for several years to come. I believe there must be more thorough review of the overall budget to ensure all costs that are not absolutely essential are cut. While this is not a popular subject, the citizens of the county expect our elected o cials to be good stewards of their tax dollars. The citizens expect the county commission to ensure each tax dollar is needed and used wisely. A. Giddens: Im thankful that weve balanced the budget every year I have been in o ce. Departmental budget cuts have been made every year, we have not had to make mass county employee layo s, and taxes were not raised. I continue to look for ways to cut out unnecessary expenditures, bid services out for lower prices, and look for ways to become more e cient. I know what it is like being in business in the private sector, and strive to run the countys budget in a similar manner.What do you believe is the cause of the budget de cits and what would you suggest the county do to alleviate them in the future? A. Giddens: Since 2008, our economy has been struggling both nationally and locally resulting in budget de cits. By continuing to cut spending, o ering incentives to attract new businesses to increase our tax base, and being proactive we will restore our reserves and alleviate budget de cits.J. Bennett: There has been very little success in attracting new residents or businesses in recent years. While it is clear the economy has been challenging, there have been no changes to any of the countys practices to reverse the current trend. The answer to the budget de cit is to increase the tax base (not increase taxes). This is done by removing obstacles that are preventing smart growth from occurring. What in your view is the appropriate tax, or millage rate for Baker County and why? J. Bennett: There is no magical tax rate. The citizens do not expect the county to set a rate and it never change. What is expected of our elected o cials is that each of them reduce all expenses that are not absolutely necessary. The public is willing to pay for services when appropriate. However, the public should not be expected to pay for extras simply because the county has the authority to raise taxes to generate more revenue.A. Giddens: Our millage rate at 7.29, and revenue from taxes, is among the lowest in Northeast Florida. A countys millage rate must re ect the ability of its citizens to pay that amount. I have not voted for an increase because I believe it would burden our citizens. What changes would you support, if any, to the countys special assessment fees? A. Giddens: At the present time I do not support any changes in special assessment fees unless there is an equal reduction in the ad valorem taxes meaning a neutral shift to fees.J. Bennett: Special assessment fees apply to every household. They are for speci c purposes. Special assessments require everyone using the service to pay their share. This is di erent than a property tax (millage) as the service being provided (EMS, garbage, etc.) is the same regardless of the value of the property. Assessments should be reviewed on a routine basis to determine if adjustments are needed. There are times when new technologies allow for more e cient operations and the assessment could be lowered. Adam Giddens James BennettIncumbent District 4 county commissioner Adam Giddens, 30, is the chief nancial o cer of Giddens Security. He lives in Macclenny and holds a masters degree in accounting. He also graduated from the Florida Association of Counties Certi ed County Commissioner program. District 4 county commission candidate James G. Bennett, 46, of Macclenny is a former urban transportation development manager with the Florida Department of Transportation. He plans to work for the engineering consulting rm Atkins starting in September. He holds a bachelors degree in civil engineering.See page 13
Page 12 T B C P ursday, August 21, 2014 CLERK OF COURT D Julie Combs Sherri DuggerDemocrat Clerk of Courts candidate Julie Combs, 58, of Sanderson is a deputy clerk of courts. She holds a high school diploma. Democrat Clerk of Courts candidate Sherri Dugger, 51, of Macclenny is a deputy clerk of courts and was certi ed by University of North Floridas legal secretary program in 1996. Stacie Harvey Sally Register Kenneth RobertsDemocrat Clerk of Courts candidate Stacie Harvey, 39, of Macclenny is a deputy clerk of courts and holds a high school diploma. Democrat Clerk of Courts candidate Sally Register, 56, of Macclenny works for TD Bank and holds a bachelors degree. Kenneth Roberts, 65, of Macclenny is the owner and operator of Kens Fencing and a retired sheri s deputy. He holds an associates degree in management. What personal qualities make you uniquely quali ed for the o ce youre seeking? J. Combs: Experience, knowledge, a public record of accountability, approachable and well known in the community.S. Dugger: For the past 18 years I have had the privilege of working at the Baker County Clerks O ce. I have gained much experience in the following areas: misdemeanor, felony, trial clerk, jury duty, juvenile, criminal tra c, o cial recording, value adjustment board, circuit civil, county civil, family law, child support, probate, guardianship (auditing accounting reports), appeals, monthly/quarterly reports which provide the necessary data to appoint judges and assist in the 8th judicial circuit. I have great communication and teamwork skills and with this current experience as well as past experience in the legal eld I believe I am uniquely quali ed to be your next Clerk of Courts in Baker County. S. Harvey: As a mother of two year old twins, I have become a professional multi-tasker and am able to handle several chores all at once. I feel that I am a people person and strive to make each person as comfortable as possible while handling business at the clerks o ce. I am dedicated as evident in the fact that I have only been employed by one employer for the past 19 years. I am knowledgeable of both criminal and civil matters as I have been fortunate enough to work in 11 of the di erent divisions of the clerks o ce. S. Register: I have 27 years in nance, I am honest, dependable and I care about people. I also have 37 plus years in customer service experience. K. Roberts: I have a diverse background of experience and knowledge gained from being a public servant to the people of this community. My decades of law enforcement, teaching, business operations and community volunteerism have provided me with personal qualities that make me uniquely quali ed to be your clerk. I am sensitive to the needs of the citizens of Baker County and understand that their needs are a top priority. I understand that your time and money are valuable and that the service we provide you should be excellent. I am also compassionate and genuinely concerned for the associates that work at the clerks o ce and will treat them with the respect and professionalism that they deserve. My leadership abilities and legal knowledge are both qualities that will allow me to run the clerks o ce e ciently and serve the community e ectively. What will be your top three priorities in o ce and how do you plan to pursue them if elected? S. Dugger: 1) Improve customer service by providing innovative training for our clerks to allow them to better serve you. My plan is to conduct a survey in the surrounding counties and gather information on training procedures. Develop and implement a plan to train sta e ectively utilizing the statistics as well as statutory requirements by law. 2) Educate the public. Attend local organizations informing them of available services as well as updates and changes to legislation. 3) As the comptroller it would be my duty to collect nes, court costs and ling fees in the most e cient and e ective way to increase our collections and decrease uncollected assessments. I will take at look current procedures and implement ways to improve collection services. S. Harvey: 1)Training. At this time most deputy clerks are trained to handle only criminal or civil divisions. It is my vision that all deputy clerks be cross trained to the extent of being able to answer questions from citizens no matter which division they are assigned. Some candidates state that they will require mandatory training through the state but contrary to this, there is no such mandatory training as set forth by the State of Florida. Training for deputy clerks must be designed by each countys Clerk of Courts and tailored to suit that respective county. 2) Technology. The current Clerk of Courts has already begun the integration of new technology in to the Clerks O ce in the form of computer systems. I will not only continue to explore but I will openly welcome technology that will provide ease and comfort for the citizens of Baker County while doing business at the Clerk of Courts o ce. 3) Accessibility. Many have expressed concern that when calling for information from the Clerks O ce that they are unable to speak to a deputy clerk. It is my full intent to dedicate a phone line in which an operator will answer during normal business hours, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This operator will in turn provide one of two services: answer whatever questions the citizen may have or dispatch the call to a deputy clerk in that respective division.S. Register: Having a good sta and my learning every position.K. Roberts: 1) Accountability. It is my commitment to the people of Baker County to run the clerks o ce with the professionalism, accountability, and personal service that the citizens deserve. My sta and I will be friendly and accountable to give you rst class service. We will never forget that this is a public o ce and we are here to serve your needs. 2) Training and personnel development. I will grow and develop the clerks o ce with technology enhancements, mandatory employee continuing education, and employee-cross training so this o ce can provide knowledgeable and personal service to you the people of Baker County. A performance matrix will be developed to ensure the county is maximizing their personnel by ensuring county employees are successful and services are being provided e ciently. 3) Being understanding and sensitive to the needs of the citizens of Baker County. The clerks o ce is a service to the community and providing excellent customer service is an important priority for me. Being a public servant goes beyond Monday through Friday. It is a responsibility and duty that requires 24 hours a day commitment. I am making that commitment to you. I will always be available to help you with any questions concerns you may have.J. Combs: Maintaining the open door policy that has always been the gateway to the Baker County court system. Treat everyone with the dignity and respect that they deserve. No socioeconomic barriers. Improving telephone communications. Minimal sta ng and individual phone lines have resulted in many missed calls. Your call is important. My goal is to explore and institute a central operator/ message center to eliminate this problem. Extensive cross-training is needed to improve customer service. The current sta is well trained in their respective positions, however, due to minimal sta ng many times those persons may be unavailable. I aim to provide the opportunity for each group to master each desk in their group and then branch out to the other groups and learn theirs as well. The Clerk of Courts is also responsible for producing, recording, indexing and distributing the o cial minutes of the Board of County Commissioners. It is my goal to train a clerk in these responsibilities also. What prompted you to run for clerk of courts? S. Harvey: After 19 years of service at the Clerk of Courts o ce I have worked at nearly every desk and position. With that type of experience, this is no longer a job but more of a career. I feel that I have the most knowledge and experience and that clerk of courts is the next reasonable step for me and the only room for advancement in clerks o ce.S. Register: Hearing that the position of Clerk of Courts was available and I knew I had the quali cations for the job. K. Roberts: My desire and passion is to work for the people of Baker County. Obtaining the o ce of Clerk of Courts is an opportunity that would allow me to further serve Baker County and our citizens. I have always been involved in public service within our community through law enforcement, teaching and coaching. I understand that navigating the clerks o ce can be intimidating and confusing for many people. I want to make the experience as easy as possible for the average person.J. Combs: I am motivated by a servants heart. For many years I have witnessed rst-hand the citizens that utilize the clerks o ce. I have an understanding of the services they seek. The clerks ofce is more than a court handing out a sentence; it is the lifeline of its citizens. I love my county and my neighbors. I am a public servant, and I desire to preserve the heritage of service that has always been the mainstay of the Baker County Clerks Ofce.S. Dugger: After much prayer and discussions with my family, I decided to run for clerk. My passion for people, leadership abilities and much experience at the clerks o ce I believe will continue to lead Baker County into an e ective, productive and thriving community.What are the most important traits or skills a clerk of courts should have? S. Register: Experience in bookkeeping and record keeping. Also the clerk should be a caring people person, be fair and be able to get along with everyone. The clerk should be able to be a good listener and be able to make sound decisions. K. Roberts: Leadership, knowledge, commitment and accountability.J. Combs: Basic knowledge of the judicial system, basic knowledge of county government in relation to auditing and nance, leadership, and identifying and inspiring the development of speci c strengths and knowledge of employees. S. Dugger: Experience of the day-to-day operations at the clerks o ce. The clerks o ce position is a service position which requires a servants heart! I serve the people of Baker County on a day-to-day basis at my job, my community and my church. Important traits include, being a good listener, compassionate, ability to encourage, communicate and motivate others. S. Harvey: Knowledge of the job, an approachable yet professional personality, experience in the eld and common sense.If elected, what would you work to change about the clerk of courts o ce? K. Roberts: I would continue to improve the clerks o ce by establishing technological enhancements that would better serve the people of Baker County and help the clerks o ce run more e ciently. Employee cross-training and mandatory education would be implemented to ensure that the associates of the clerks o ce are provided with the knowledge and tools to assist in both criminal and civil matters. A performance matrix will be developed to ensure the county is maximizing their personnel by ensuring county employees are successful and services are being provided e ciently.J. Combs: Telephone communications and cross-training of deputy clerks.S. Dugger: I believe that communication is very important between sta and leaders. I would strive to nd ways to implement e ective communication procedures between all parties. Also as a current deputy clerk I believe that more training will provide better services to the people of Baker County. These are two issues that I would work to improve at the clerk of courts o ce. S. Harvey: Technology is constantly evolving the world of the clerks o ce and I have been fortunate enough to see this rst hand and have been an intricate part of the new computer system that has been implemented. I look forward to continuing this trend and helping usher in new technology and explore ways to help make the customer service of the Baker County Clerks Ofce faster and more e cient.S. Register: I believe Mr. Fraser has done a tremendous job over the years and I want to carry on in the same manner. Describe your experience managing large sta s and/or budgets... J. Combs: As a former county commissioner for District 1, I had the opportunity to actively participate in the county budget process. At the end of my rst year on the Board of County Commissioners the budget was adopted at $22,920,556.00, with 8.96 mills. After serving 8 years on the board, the budget was adopted at $31,918,349.00 with 7.4397 mills. When I left in 2008 Baker County had a cash reserve of nearly $14 million dollars.S. Dugger: Over the past seven years I have worked in a small business with up to 30 people in my care. I have directed many leadership conferences and monthly training meetings for the Southeast Region of Florida. I have been a part of leadership committees over the majority of my tenure at Premier Designs Incorporated. I also have to keep accounting records of this business. I assist my husband with quarterly accounting records for his business which is located in Macclenny. With these management skills I believe I can lead our clerks productively and e ectively. S. Harvey: The current sta ng level of the Baker County Clerk of Courts O ce consists of 10 deputy clerks, a nance manager, and the Clerk of Courts. After working in this o ce for the past two decades, the sta has become more like a family group rather than an o ce of 12 but with my years of experience, many of the other deputy clerks look to my knowledge and knowhow for guidance and I have been glad to assist them in their needs. As a wife and mother of three, I am accountable for all of the household bills and making sure that payments are made. In this tough economy, every penny must be accounted for. The budget of the Clerks O ce should be no di erent. Money should be monitored closely and the Clerk of Courts themselves must be held accountable for the nancial decisions made daily. With budgets as tight as they are, there is no room for error or overages. S. Register: I have handled other peoples money, balanced their accounts and advised them of opportunities for growth and at the same time opportunities to better t their needs. I also work daily making management decisions at my job. K. Roberts: I have had several positions that required me to manage large sta s and budgets. During my tenure at the Baker County Sheri s O ce, I served in numerous roles that required me to manage employees and assist with budgeting. I was the Chief of Detention Center, Chief of Courtroom Security, and Administrative Assistant to the Sheri I assisted in preparing budgets, purchasing, jail management and operations. I have also owned and operated a successful fencing business for over 31 years, which has required me to be of good stewardship in managing the companys budget.Describe any legal experience you may have... S. Dugger: Eighteen-and-a-half years at the Baker County Clerk of Courts O ce working in the majority of the departments and experience in all departments at the clerks o ce. Two years at a local attorneys o ce which specialized in family law, domestic, circuit, probate, guardianship and real estate closings and transactions. Worked at NEFSH for 7 years in which I had the privilege to attend Behavior Management Classes as well as work in the legal eld for mental health residents. S. Harvey: For the last 19 years, the Clerk of Courts O ce has been my home. I have been fortunate enough to clerk for seven di erent judges and work in eleven di erent divisions; felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, criminal tra c, child support, family law, probate, guardianship, drug court, mental health, and appeals.S. Register: I have had 27 years in the banking business and during this time I have handled cases with fraud checks, charged o accounts, power of attorney, mortgage deeds, warranty deeds, trusts and estates.K. Roberts: Baker County Sheri s O ce for 20 years as dispatcher, deputy Sheri to the rank of lieutenant, assigned to investigations, evidence control o cer, chief of detention facility, training o cer, chief of courtroom security, and administrative assistant to the sheri Ive been guest speaker throughout the state, presenting on small rural jails housing high pro le inmates. I was also a teacher with the law academy at Baker County High School and worked for the Florida Department of Corrections.J. Combs: I do not per se possess any legal experience as I am not schooled in the law; however, I do possess many court system related attributes in such areas as county civil, small claims, circuit civil, family and probate. I am the O cial Records clerk in the clerks o ce and my knowledge in that area has been enhanced by my real estate background. I was a state licensed real estate agent in the 1980s. I have experience in real estate research, and have worked temporarily in a local attorneys o ce.
Page 13 T B C P ursday, August 21, 2014 Jack Baker III Chuck BrannanRepublican Clerk of Courts candidate Jack A. Jackie Baker III of Glen St. Mary is a loan ocer at Coun try Federal Credit Union. He holds a high school diploma and studied busi ness and nance at Flor ida Gateway College. Republican Clerks of Courts candidate Robert C. Chuck Brannan, 52, of Macclenny is a retired sheris deputy and pro gram coordinator for the Department of Agricul ture and Consumer Ser vices. He holds a bache lors degree in criminal justice from the University of Florida. What personal qualities make you uniquely qualied for the oce youre seeking? J. Baker: I have the ability to focus and commit myself to this oce and the citizens of Baker County. My people skills and my desire to work cooperatively with others do uniquely qualify me for this position. However, it is my ability to work with people and the problems they face that especially qualies me. I am not so unique or dierent that I cannot relate to those around me. I have the natural ability to relate to real people in meaningful ways. C. Brannan: A combination of a four-year college education and lifelong dedication to continuing training, leadership and supervi sory skills, court system experience, career and board appointed budget experience, a lifetime commitment to community service, honesty, mature judgment, passion about issues and protecting the publics interest. What will be your top three priorities in oce and how do you plan to pursue them if elected? C. Brannan: Customer service, accountability and guarding the interests of this county and its citizens. It will utilize improved technol ogy for easier public access while remember ing personal face-to-face interaction can never be replaced. I will accept responsibility as the leader of the Clerks oce and ensure proper management of the oce. I will guard the countys interest by exploring ways to improve the eciency of the court system and always keep the county rst as it relates to public funds and never forget strategic planning for future productivity and savings.J. Baker: My number one priority as comp troller of taxpayer funds is to ensure the funds are properly safeguarded, while producing the highest interest yields possible. Higher yields make the county less dependent on our tax dollars. Secondly, I will make sure all citizens who call or step into the Clerks oce are provided the public service they deserve. Every employee will be cross trained to eectively provide accurate and professional service in a willing man ner. Lastly, I will look for innovative means to im prove the eciency of the Clerks oce. I will diligently look for ways to cut costs in the clerks budget, being ever mindful that it is the taxpay ers money. What prompted you to run for clerk of courts? J. Baker: I made a career move from a larger corporate entity to a local credit union because of a desire to help more people here at home. I realized the position I am seeking oers even more opportunity to help the citizens of Baker County, while utilizing my nancial experience. This position also follows a logical progression, at this stage in my career. This oce would be my main focus.C. Brannan: I have always been involved and had an interest in public service. I also have always felt that capable citizens need to be involved citizens. Im at the point in my life where I have the opportunity to make a dierence as an elected ocial. I have always believed that the true measure of our worth is the value of our service to our communities. We can all make a pledge to make our community a better place to live and work.What are the most important traits or skills a clerk of courts should have? C. Brannan: They should be an administrator, a leader, and have knowledge of the court sys tem and budget matters. However, its not just about being clerk. Its about being an elected ocial, a constitutional ocer, a representative of the people, our county and the community.J. Baker: Experience in the nancial industry and a proven track record for providing excel lent service to the public; commitment to treat ing every taxpayer with the respect and the professionalism they deserve.If elected, what would you work to change about the clerk of courts oce? J. Baker: With my emphasis on public service I would like to install a central phone line so that all calls would be answered and directed by a live person. This personal touch is helpful to people who arent sure which area of the of ce they need. No changes would be made for the sake of change. An analysis would be made to determine the quality and eciency of how services are delivered. Then, only changes that enhanced the operations of the clerks oce would be made. C. Brannan: We currently have an ecient and friendly clerks oce. I will continue to make it even more user-friendly for the public and attorneys through expanded online access and work to make your in-person visit to the courthouse more ecient through cross-training of clerks and more in-service training. Describe your experience managing large stas and/or budgets... C. Brannan: I spent 29 years in law enforce ment and the court system. I have supervised as many as 18 persons doing law enforcement, court-related, court security, secretarial and scal duties, such as budget, human resources, inventory and audit. In addition, I have served for 13 years on two dierent gubernatorial ap pointed college boards that oversee combined budgets and investments totaling well over $43 million annually and we have never received an adverse audit nding. We make tough person nel, academic, facility and budget decisions each month without having raised tuition and fees for our students in several years.J. Baker: Working in the nancial industry I have the experience of working with business owners and people every day concerning their budgets and nancial needs. No one in this race has ever been the Clerk of Courts before. Like all Clerks who came before me, I intend to learn it as they did. My background in nance, work ing with large amounts of money and a work history related to clerical duties, sta and pub lic service will bring a positive enhancement to the Oce of Clerk of Courts.Describe any legal experience you may have... J. Baker: The only people with legal experi ence would be an attorney or judge, of which I am neither. I do, however, know how to work with all members of the judicial system in a cooperative way. I do know the clerks oce is responsible for the accurate and safe record keeping of the cases in our court system. My ex perience in the nancial industry has required extensive training in record keeping and docu mentation. I am extremely capable of providing exceptional service to our court system.C. Brannan: Since being elected by the stu dent body at the University of Florida in 1984 to the Student Trac Court, I have been con tinuously involved in court systems whether it be collegiate, federal, state or local for 29 years. My lifes career has literally been spent on the courthouse block in public service as a Deputy U.S. Marshal and Deputy Sheri. No one locally has worked as many cases, testied in depo sitions, hearings, trials, before grand juries or served as the states witness more than myself. At the time of my retirement last October, I was the longest continuously serving deputy sher i in the history of Baker County, holding every rank from Deputy to Chief of Investigations.CLERK OF COURT R How much money do you believe the county should keep in reserves from year-to-year? J. Bennett: The county should keep a mini mum of 25 percent of the budget. A. Giddens: We must maintain the amount required to keep the countys business going for one quarter of a year, and to keep our credit rat ing.How should the county spend its motel/ hotel room (bed tax) money? A. Giddens: The primary use of bed tax money must be to promote and advertise tourism in an area. The current Tourism Development Boards original intention is for the funds to be used to wards a Civic Center. I respect and support their vision. The civic center could be used to attract visitors to our county who would spend money at our restaurants, stores and gas stations. It could be used for county-wide functions as well.J. Bennett: One must rst recognize the pur pose of the tax: to generate funds to be used to attract more tourism type activities to the county. These funds could be used to promote activities in our county such as sporting events, pro motional materials, etc. It could also potentially be used for recreational activities for our youth when these activities bring additional visitors to our county. There is potential to use these funds to build new ball elds provided these elds pri mary use is for events that bring new visitors, such as travel ball teams.What would you do to improve Baker Countys dirt roads? J. Bennett: The county has limited funding to pave roads. However, there are state funded pro grams that provide funds for paving dirt roads and constructing new roads. Until such time that sucient funds can be attracted to paving the existing dirt roads, the county should ensure they are maintained through routine grading. Additionally, low areas along dirt roads should be considered for drainage improvements so that in heavy rainfall periods these roads do not become impassable.A. Giddens: Our road department maintains our many dirt roads with limited resources. When ever a complaint arises in my district, I go to the site to help resolve the issue whether it be apply ing millings, grading, digging drainage ditches, etc. Our road department has always been quick to help, and I publicly commend their hard work. It is important for emergency vehicles to have ac cess to our citizens when necessary. This budget cycle we were able to plan for a new dozer transport truck as our current one is over 18 years old. We are also acquiring a 15 foot batwing mower to help maintain the mowing of our roads. I believe over time, and as the budget allows, we need more funding to put millings on dirt roads. This will decrease our time and maintenance costs as well as make the roads better to drive on. Whats your position on the Sunday alcohol sales ban? A. Giddens: This is a controversial topic that I believe should be put before the voters as a refer endum. Simply stated, let the citizens decide. J. Bennett: I do not believe the ban on Sunday alcohol sales is a critical impediment to our county attracting new businesses. I believe the majority of our county residents respects the current ban. The ban is often blamed as the reason we cant get a decent restaurant in our county. I do not agree with this belief. Cracker Barrel, for example, doesnt sell alcohol on Sunday (or any other day of the week) and we do not have a Cracker Barrel here! The fact is that these major restaurants re quire a high density of people in close proximity in order to ensure there is sucient business all day long. When we have enough people, well get the restaurants!From page 11 County commission contd
ursday, August 21, 2014 T B C P Page 14 What personal qualities make you uniquely qualied for the oce youre seeking? P. Barton: I have a proven record of making decisions based on the best interests of children. My most precious personal assets are my ve grandchildren. They will receive their education in the Baker County public school system. I will personally work to ensure that they and all other children receive a quality education. My 34 years of continuous service to the Baker County School System is evidence of my personal commitment and dedication to educa tion. I have integrity and have demonstrated my ability to provide ethical leadership and encourage family and community involve ment throughout the Baker County School System. I know how to listen to people and how to work together with them to provide a quality education for children.D. Rewis-McDue: I have one daughter, Sydni, who will be entering Keller Intermediate School this fall. As Sydnis mother and a concerned parent who has been volunteering in her classrooms since kindergarten, I want to take my interest in helping the children in her classroom and expand it to making a dierence in the lives of school children in our district. I will listen to all parental concerns as if they were my own. Another quality I will bring to the oce is my loyalty. I am ercely loyal to our community and I am proud to be a product of the Baker County school system. I believe in the power of education because I know what it has done for me. I believe we have schools with teach ers that prepared me not only for college but also to be a small business owner. I want to give back to our schools by serving our students, parents, and employees. I will act and make decisions as fairly as possible always keeping in mind what is best for our stu dents and community. Last, I am dependable and have a work ethic that was instilled in me by my parents and grandparents. I will attend all meetings and workshops. I will listen and consider all sides of an issue. I am willing to tweak a system we already have in place or try something new. As a school board member I will work for every child as if he or she was my own.What will be your top three priorities in oce and how do you plan to pursue them if elected? D. Rewis-McDue: Safety is always a top priority for every par ent, employee or community member where its schools are concerned and I am no dierent than any other mother. Safety is rst. With that in mind, I would like to arrange bringing in guest speakers to each school throughout the year that would address issues that are currently plaguing schools across our nation such as bullying, texting and driving, the dangers of drugs/alcohol and teen depres sion just to name a few. I am dedicated to making sure we have de bulators on site at every school event and sports practice elds to insure the safety of our student athletes and fans. I will also partner with the Orange Park Medical Center to bring in healthcare profes sionals who will teach one man rescue CPR training to every high school junior and senior for one never knows when he or she may be able to help another person or perhaps save a life. I will pursue these plans by going through the proper school district channels. Communication is my next priority in our school district. First and foremost is the communication between our homes and our schools. Because our childrens well being and education is so im portant, the lines of communication between those who spend the most time with them is vitalparents and teachers must be en gaged in an ongoing conversation about their students, not just a phone call or note when there is a problem. With the idea of com munication being vital, it also applies within our schools. The lines of communication must be open between our teachers and sta and their administrators. A faculty and sta that understands the administrations policies and expectations will work together for the greater good of our children. A faculty and sta that feel appre ciated for the work they do or that they are heard when a problem arises, will give their best when educating our children. Mentoring is my third top priority. A child cannot have enough positive role models. The variety of experiences a mentor brings to the table can inspire a young mind to explore avenues they once thought to be unattainable. Furthermore, a child can realize they have self worth and can be of value to others.P. Barton: 1. Increased state funding. I will work diligently to lobby the legislature in Tallahassee to increase funding for public education. I will encourage the elimination of unfunded state mandates. I will actively work to pursue state grants that provide addi tional funding to our district. 2. Develop a strategic district plan. I will cooperate with the superintendent, school board members and employees to develop and implement a ve year strategic district plan. The plan would address increased academic achieve ment, educational facilities, student population growth, student needs (educational, health, nutritional, enrichment/athletic oppor tunities), school safety and adequate funding. 3. Safe and drug free schools. I will support an increased safety and drug free schools plan of action. I will encourage and support school board policies that enforce safe and drug-free schools. I will support the continua tion of cooperatively working with the Baker County Sheris Oce in providing School Resource Ocers at schools. I will support the continuation of deputies living on school properties and providing security for district facilities.How many school board meetings have you attended in the last year and what have you learned from them? P. Barton: I began regularly attending school board meetings in September 2013 following the resignation of the former school board member. I have attended a total of 23 school board meet ings and public workshops. While attending the meetings, I have learned the school board and superintendent have a positive work ing relationship and eciently carry out the business of education as required by Florida statutes. D. Rewis-McDue: I have attended approximately 13 meet ings in the last year. I have seen the way the board works as far as policy and procedure is concerned. I have seen there is not much community input with very few citizens questioning or listening to the boards discussions. I wish more people would attend the meet ings because there is so much good about our schools and the meetings often highlight our students and outstanding programs in our district. We need more parent and community involvement. If elected, what would you work to change about the school district? D. Rewis-McDue: Communication is key in any business or organization. As a school board member I would work on communication in all levels of our districtmost especially from our schools to our homes. More family involvement is essential. Parent nights are common in elementary school but need to be continued in middle and high school. I am interested in expanding our open houses so they are several times a year and essentially are evening programs hosted by our middle school and high school guidance departments which would inform/educate parents and guardians about grade point averages, credit hours, scholarship opportuni ties and requirements for colleges. If we can inform/educate our middle schoolers about graduation and college requirements, then we should have better prepared high school graduates. Another issue is funding technology. Our students live in a technol ogy-driven world, so our school system should provide them with the opportunities to use the same type of technologies employ ers will expect. Students who are college bound also need to be tech savvy especially where research is concerned. Preparing our students to successfully compete in the 21st century for the best careers involves 21st century technology so working on district bandwidth capabilities as well as incorporating better web-based research and e-texts should be part of the school boards focus. With a rise in the number of charter schools, our public schools have suered a loss in building funds. Our small, rural district has relied on state funding to build our last two schools. Without these funds we cant aord the much-needed repairs or renovations without dipping into our general fund. There are always needs at each of our campuses. The board has to nd a way to continue to fund repairs or new building projects without breaking the bank. I would like to research all the options. As a member of the school board I would also work to improve our student and teacher morale. When I was a student in our school system I was proud to be a Wildcat. Often times I hear teenagers dissatised with school. Our school age years should be some of the happiest ones. With all the high stakes test accountability, our students and teachers have stress lled months preparing for and taking tests. Our teachers need to feel appreciated and valued for the job they do and our students need to have days where they are learning for the pure joy of the experiences not because it is the focus of a standardized test. P. Barton: I would work to strategically change the Pre-K/Kin dergarten through 5th grade conguration. Currently, the grade conguration is the Pre K/Kindergarten Center, 1st through 3rd grades (Macclenny Elementary School and Westside Elementary School), and 4th through 5th grades (Keller Intermediate School). In order for a new grade conguration consisting of Pre-K through 5th grade to occur, a new elementary school is needed. When the timing is right, I would cooperatively work to secure state special facilities funding to construct a new elementary school. The newly constructed elementary school, as well as, Macclenny Elementary School and Westside Elementary School would be grades Pre-K through 5th grade.If elected, what would you work to maintain or enhance about the school district? P. Barton: I would work to encourage and support increased family and community involvement in our school system.D. Rewis-McDue: I believe maintaining our student mentor ing programs is essential. So many of our students need a positive role model in their lives. This program, which is at every school in some form, could be even more diversied to include more students and a wide variety of mentors. I would like to see pastors and public servants involved as well as retired teachers and business professionals or members of our Lions, Rotary and Womans Clubs who could positively mentor our students. Currently our system oers credit recovery at BCHS for struggling students and I am interested in suggesting a peer tutoring program for our students who want or need extra help in certain subjects. The peer tutors could be BCHS honor students who are trying to earn the community service hours necessary for a Bright Futures scholarship. Students helping students would seem like a win-win situation. I would like to see a stronger emphasis placed on our current part nership with Gateway Community College to promote the certi cate and technology programs available to our students. We are a blue collar community with limited jobs, expanding our programs for non college bound students could enhance their chances at getting jobs in our ever changing workforce eld.Would you support moving open houses to the evening rather than the current daytime schedule, and why or why not? D. Rewis-McDue: I would support moving open houses to the evening to make them more convenient for our working par ents.P. Barton: Open Houses through the years have been held dur ing the day and at night. The schools have scheduled the Open Houses that historically have been at the best attended times. It is a challenge to accommodate everyones schedule. I will support the leaderships schedule recommendations for Open Houses.What is your position on charter schools in Florida? P. Barton: My position on charter schools as it pertains to our school district at the present time is opposition. Currently, our dis trict has not received any application requests for a charter school. My opposition is based on funding. Charter schools are funded by the state and would decrease the funding allocated to our school district.D. Rewis-McDue: Given the information I have on charter schools, I am not in favor of them because they take away funding from our public school systems. Since the Baker County School Dis trict is a public one and we have no charter schools in our county, why would a school board member be in favor of charter schools? What is your position on standardized testing in Florida? D. Rewis-McDue: Personally, I dont like it because of the undue stress it seems to put on our children and teachers, but I recognize its necessary to track student growth. There needs to be a measure of growth and accountability. However, testing seems to have gotten out of hand because of the focus on school grades. All of that means pressure on our children and our teachers.P. Barton: I am in total opposition to high stakes testing in Florida (FCAT). I believe in assessing a childs knowledge and educational accountability. I support a system of fair state assessment without the pressure that is created for children, teachers, sta, and educa tional leaders. Our state could save millions of dollars by eliminat ing the high stakes standardized tests.What is your position on prayer in public schools? P. Barton: I totally support prayer throughout our school district. The Lord continues to direct and protect our school system.D. Rewis-McDue: I am absolutely in favor of student led prayer in our public schools. We have enjoyed that privilege in our county for as long as I can remember. I would not change that.What prompted you to run for school board? D. Rewis-McDue: I am a concerned parent who wants to be actively involved. I have a goal to make positive changes in our schools and inspire others to do their best. I care about our county and its young people.P. Barton: The former District 3 school board member publicly announced his resignation in August 2013. I received a lot of en couragement and support to seek the vacant seat. Following lots of prayer and thought, I made a decision to put my 34 years of educa tional experience to work for the children of Baker County.If elected, how would you expand athletic opportunities for students in Baker County? P. Barton: I would consider the expansion of athletic opportuni ties for students after student input was received. I believe the ex pansion of student athletic opportunities should be based on stu dent interests and a careful cost analysis of the athletic programs implementation.D. Rewis-McDue: As previously stated, there is a need for more academic counseling for our student athletes from middle school to high school. I will help in initiation of such counseling. I will also research the feasibility of a soccer program. Last, I would like to make sure we have adequate uniforms and up to date equip ment for all extracurricular programs. If elected, how would you raise the academic performance of students in Baker County? D. Rewis-McDue: Enhanced technology for our students should raise academic performance. I would also help develop the peer tutoring program at BCHS where our college bound students would earn Bright Future community service hours while helping other students excel. The enhanced academic counseling at BCMS and BCHS should improve student performance. If a student knows the level of expectation then most will work to achieve it. P. Barton: The current academic statistical performance of individual students needs to be continually analyzed by educators. Programs and plans that have been proven to increase academic performance should be implemented. Schools in surrounding counties that have comparable student demographics and have increased student academic performance should continue to be visited. The successful schools academic best practices should be evaluated and implemented in our district as deemed benecial to our students academic performance.What is your position on school uniforms? P. Barton: My position, currently, is in opposition to school uni forms. I am open to listening to students and parents regarding the school uniforms issue.D. Rewis-McDue: School uniforms have their place although I dont believe we are currently considering them in our district. Perhaps they could solve two problems: school dress code issues and bullying a student for the way he or she dresses. Another point to consider is they are much more economical for parents. Three or four pairs of khaki pants or skirts and four or ve golf or buttoned down shirts certainly wouldnt cost as much as other clothing items we parents buy for our children. They also could easily be passed down to other siblings. Paula BartonDistrict 3 school board candidate Paula T. Bar ton, 62, of Macclenny is retired and a former superintendent of schools in Baker County. She holds a masters degree in educa tional leadership from the University of North Flor ida. DeAnna Rewis-McDueDistrict 3 school board candidate DeAnna Re wis-McDue, 43, of Mac clenny is the general manager of Cable Junction Zip Line Adventures, a park under development in Sanderson. She holds a bachelors degree in busi ness marketing from the University of Phoenix.SCHOOL BOARD DIST. 3 Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com
ursday, August 21, 2014 T B C P Page 15 Jody Anderson Artie BurnettDistrict 4 school board candidate John Jody Anderson, 43, of Cuyler works for Anderson Quality Roo ng and holds a high school diploma. Incumbent District 4 school board member Charlie Artie Burnett, 56, of Glen St. Mary has been a corrections o cer for the state since 1982. District 4 school board candidate Paul Scammacca, 44, of Glen St. Mary is a teacher with Duval County Public Schools. He holds a masters degree in public administration from the University of North Florida, a bachelors degree in Education for the University of Florida. Hes certi ed to teach up to the third grade, to be a principal, and to teach emotionally handicapped children up to the twelfth grade. What personal qualities make you uniquely quali ed for the o ce youre seeking? J. Anderson: Owning a business, managing a budget, proposing bids, working well with others, working in leadership and teaching the youth at my church, willing to go above and beyond for our school district.A. Burnett: I have been a School Board Member since 2010. I have been a member a Master School Board since 2012. I have an associates degree having graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA. I have a bachelors degree from Florida State University in business, finance and banking. I am reliable and dependable, having worked for the State of Florida for 32 years plus, been married for 28 years to Martha Lloyd Burnett, been father to Charlie Burnett IV for 23 years and been a father to Maranda Burnett for 10 years. I am devoted to the citizens of Baker County and passionate about the value of education for our children, whereas my roots in Baker County go back 100 years to when my great grandfather moved his family to a farm north of Sanderson around 1914. My education, experience, and fiscally conservative values along with my commitment to this community have enabled me to positively and P. Scammaccaa: Im committed. I have worked in the education eld all of my professional life. Im passionate. The majority of my professional career has been working with children or adults that face speci c challenges ranging from kindergarten students with behavioral disabilities to adults completing their GED before exiting prison. I very much enjoy helping people move forward in life and overcoming obstacles in order to become more productive caring individuals who exercise responsibility in our society.What will be your top three priorities in o ce and how do you plan to pursue them if elected? A. Burnett: 1) Work with our legislative representatives to achieve full funding for our school district needs and legislative mandates like increased online testing. 2) Funding and developing technology upgrades of infrastructure (bandwidth), hardware (computers & monitors), and software (programs) to meet the needs of our students to compete in our global economy. 3) Funding and benefits needed to retain our best teachers.P. Scammaccaa: 1. Vocational/technical programming. I feel we need to introduce our students to vocational/technical programming at the middle school level. Having an academic/vocational track in place will allow students to become gainfully employed upon exiting high school if they choose to not pursue university or specialized training. If elected, I would continue to study and introduce innovative ideas to bring this philosophy to our county. For example, there are rural districts in Florida who have implemented vocational/technical tracks with tremendous success (i.e. Gilchrist County). I would reach out to and meet with the superintendents of such districts to gain a better understanding of their proven records as it relates to the academic/technical approach. Please understand my goal is to enhance our childrens learning opportunities by supplementing with proven and measurable objectives to educational practices.J. Anderson: 1. I want to work with the teachers and non-instructional workers to determine if any improvements can be made to better the future of our children. 2. Making sure all of our campuses are a safe environment for all of our children. 3. To work with our insurance board to provide better bene ts for our school board employees.How many school board meetings have you attended in the last year and what have you learned from them? P. Scammaccaa: I have attended enough school board meetings to draw the following conclusions: 1. The passion and commitment of our parents and students is second to none. I had the opportunity to speak with many parents at our meetings and one common theme stood out. They absolutely love our districts warmth and caring approach for our childrens well-being. I could not agree more. However, the concern parents seem to have is our delivery model needs attention. This is why I truly support bringing a vocational/technical model to our district. If we are able to marry an academic/vocational/technical approach to our curriculum development, we can only meet success down the road. 2. I have concluded there are many ways my background and experience can be utilized. When meetings adjourn, I often have numerous ideas that would enhance our countys educational future. I get excited and that shows an innate desire to hold this position.J. Anderson: Eight meetings. Ive learned the role of the board members in the meetings and how to discuss matters in proper ways.A. Burnett: All but a couple of them. What I have learned from being a part of the school board for nearly four years now is how complicated it can be to establish policy that will be fair to all parties involved and effectively serve and educate our children the best way we can. This can be a delicate task at times. I have had to make some hard decisions, but I have always tried to determine what is the best decision for the future of our children.If elected, what would you work to change about the school district? J. Anderson: Baker County has a good school district but there is always room for improvement. If elected, I will work toward achieving the highest ranking in our state.A. Burnett: I dont know of anything I would change. However, there are some things I would like to help improve: attendance rates, graduation rates, overall school grades, reading, writing and math scores, but most of all I would like to decrease the publics negative perception of the public school system and better educate them on all the positive accomplishments of our schools and students.P. Scammaccaa: Personally, I dont feel it is about changing the district. My presence would be felt through commitment to excellence across all areas. I have already addressed my positions on how I would like to in uence our schools in the questions above, but change is an aggressive word. The majority of systems our district has in place make sense, we simply need to be proactive in our approach and patient in our practice.If elected, what would you work to maintain or enhance about the school district? A. Burnett: I am very proud of our community school board meeting where we recognize the academic achievements and accomplishments of our students. That is one of the best parts of this job.P. Scammaccaa: In short, my main concerns include vocational/ technical programming, district grades and salary/bene t packages. J. Anderson: I would work to maintain the freedom of the pledge of allegiance and the opportunity to pray at the schools. I would like to enhance our vocational programs.Would you support moving open houses to the evening rather than the current daytime schedule, and why or why not? P. Scammaccaa: I feel the bigger question here is: What is our district doing as a service provider to maintain a healthy relationship with their client? From my experience, teachers want to build healthy relationships with parents, so moving an open house event to the evening would make sense given the majority of adults who work during school hours.J. Anderson: I believe it would help all the working parents and guardians to be able to bring their children to the open houses if moved to the evening hours.A. Burnett: I would defer this to the superintendent and her staff. I believe they are responsive to feedback they get from the community. What is your position on charter schools in Florida? J. Anderson: I believe we should not have charter schools in Baker County.A. Burnett: I have found from reading what I can on charter schools that this is a complex and multifaceted issue. However, I feel that charter school students should be held to the same standards as public school students which includes standardized testing. Otherwise, we have no way of knowing if we are getting what the public has paid for.P. Scammaccaa: My position is mixed. Too often I see a parent remove a child from public schooling only to see them return a few months later. However, the demand is there given the concerns some parents have with academics, safety, etc. Overall, I think the competition is healthy, but we need more time to appreciate the long-term e ects.What is your position on standardized testing in Florida? A. Burnett: I believe it is necessary for a benchmark or indicator of how effective our system of teaching is. However, I dont think Tallahassee (Florida Department of Education) needs to be constantly moving the bar or changing the criteria.P. Scammaccaa: In short, standardized testing is a wonderful tool that should be used as a piece of a collective whole when measuring student growth. In some cases, however, testing is redundant and excessive. This often leads to students becoming desensitized to testing resulting in the loss of accurate data and the ability to forecast future academic needs.J. Anderson: I believe we should have standardized tests to determine where children are academically, however; I dont agree with a child being held back if they have maintained passing grades all year long. The test should only determine where help is needed.What is your position on prayer in public schools? P. Scammaccaa: I feel prayer is schools has been absent in many districts for far too long. Our county is fortunate in that religion permeates our schools and community. Raising children today without religious guidance has negatively aided in fostering many societal concerns and we are clearly feeling its impact.J. Anderson: I support it. I believe students should have the freedom to pray in schools.A. Burnett: I support prayer in public schools. I also agree with the person who said, As long as there are tests in public schools, there will be prayer in public schools. What prompted you to run for school board? J. Anderson: I felt led to run for this o ce because as a parent with children in our school system I can o er a fresh perspective to the school system. I have many concerns about the new testing for our children and for their future and to be there for the teachers and non-instructional sta for their needs.A. Burnett: I have worked for and served the citizens of the State of Florida for over 32 years in corrections. I have had a lifelong ambition to directly serve the people of Baker County (especially the children). I feel that being a member of the Baker County School Board is a great way to do that.P. Scammaccaa: As stated before, I feel it is vital individuals challenge themselves to continually grow or we become stagnant and predictable. One reason I decided to run for o ce was to bring my vast experiences outside of our county to the school board. Bringing together individuals with various academic experiences can only promote healthy learning while becoming agents of change. If elected, how would you expand athletic opportunities for students in Baker County? A. Burnett: I do not know what we could do to expand athletic programs at this time. However, I am glad to see we have been able to add swimming to our high school program with a cooperative agreement with the YMCA and the use of their pool. I am also glad we were able to add baseball to the middle school program and I am very proud of the accomplishments of the students in both of these programs.P. Scammaccaa: Athletics require an extraordinary amount of funding. To meet this goal, we must seek business and community partnerships to build upon the athletics currently o ered within our district. J. Anderson: I think if the high school sports programs would visit and talk about the sports they play to the younger generation this would enhance opportunities for our younger students to know there are opportunities in their future.If elected, how would you raise the academic performance of students in Baker County? P. Scammaccaa: In education today, its all about data collection and making sure teachers cover speci c measurable academic goals. There are numerous adjustments that can be made in order to address this question: 1. We need to have teachers in the right positions 2. Academic rigor. We need to make sure we are challenging students with quality learning without being excessive. 3. Appropriate instruction/development for speci c grade levels. For example, younger students learn and develop through imitation and play. A strong academic push at this level might not best serve our children. This is an excellent time to strategically teach children while introducing music, art and physical education. 4. Making adjustments throughout the school year. Given the gravity of continuous data collection during the year, we need to make sure we catch students falling behind and focus our attention on them at that time.J. Anderson: By working with teachers to hear their concerns and needs and to see what changes could be made to higher our academic performance.A. Burnett: First, you have to recognize there are many factors that effect academic performance of students. 1) Time actually spent in class. If the student (no matter what age or grade) is frequently absent, late, or checked out early, they do not get the benefit of the instructional time they miss. Each school has been keeping records on this and implementing procedures to cut down on class time missed. Also, Judge Williams has taken an active role in working with school administrators to cut down on truancy. 2) Stability at home carrys over to better attitude and performance at school. Children of disruptive or dysfunctional homes have a much harder time in school. 3) Overall attitude of parents and children toward school. We as parents need to work to help our children to view school with a positive attitude and as a chance to excel.What is your position on school uniforms? J. Anderson: I believe this should be a public vote. I personally dont feel it should be in our school district.A. Burnett: I have no established position on school uniforms.P. Scammaccaa: I would tend to support school uniforms given the volatility in todays society. Unfortunately, we must be able to identify individuals who do not belong on our campuses to ensure student safety while addressing bullying and socioeconomic di erences. Self-expression is important to children but a secure non-judgmental environment only aides and promotes social and emotional well-being.SCHOOL BOARD DIST. 4 Paul Scammacca First Baptist Churchof MacclennyIt Feels Like Home372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave. Directions from I-10: Take Exit 335 N. Go 1.3 miles North on Hwy. 121 See steeple on left Broadcast Live on WJXR 92.1 FM each Sunday Morning @ 11:00 am SUNDAY SERVICES Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:00 pm WEDNESDAY SERVICES Prayer & Bible Study 6:00 pm Awana for Children 6:00 pm Youth Group 6:00 pm Dr. Edsel M. Bone Senior Pastor Retirement Celebration for aka Lady DAugust 30th at 6pm | Baker Ag CenterFamily and friends are invited to come celebrate her retirement from 34 years of service at Northeast Florida State Hospital. Your presence will be greatly appreciated. Its a casual affair.
Page 16 T B C P ursday, August 21, 2014JON SHUMAKE email@example.comA Glen St. Mary teenager was hospitalized the afternoon compound fracture to his tibia gery after an all-terrain vehicle he was a passenger on struck another ATV head-on. Timothy Midyette was rid ing on an ATV driven by Chad Collins, both 15, traveling west on the eastbound shoulder of James Britt Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Emily Collins, 18, was driving toward them on the same shoulder of the road. Mr. Col lins said he thought Ms. Collins would steer out of the way, but they collided head-on when she didnt, a report from Trooper J.J. Smatt notes. After the impact, Mr. Collins and Mr. Midyette rotated clockwise on the shoulder. the compound fractures, was released from the hospital August 16 and currently has an ex help it heal, which is expected to take three to four months, his mother said. PHOTO BY CHERYL LUNN The two ATVs involved in last weeks crash on James Britt Road.Teens hit head-on in ATV wreck in GlenSeeks military items for eventPlans are in the works for a ans Appreciation Day on November 15, and organizers are seeking military items from the World War II and other eras for display. Bill Lowery, one of the orbe made to ensure that memorabilia will be protected and well taken care of during the event. Potential contributors are urged to call Mr. Lowery at 562-0550 or Kelley Lowery at 654-8722 for more informa tion. They also set up a Facebook page called Baker County Veterans Appreciation Event. REVIVAL Moniac Baptist Church10594 Hwy. 185 | St. George, GAAugust 25-27at 6:30 pm nightlyGuest Speaker:DAVID HILLEveryone is invited will be ministering at New LIfe ChurchAugust 24thth Sunday 10:45 am & 6:00 pm Monday & Tuesday 7:00 pm Come and be blessed by the inspirational ministry of internationally known recording artist and evangelist, Steve Brock. For more information, call: 904.259.6360 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 PRESS CLASSIFIEDS ONLY$7.00 cash/check Deadline Monday at 5:00 THE BAKER COUN T Y PRESS rfrntbrCremation starting at $895 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 GUERRYFUNERAL HOME Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Cremation starting at $895 Cremation starting at $895 Cremation starting at $895 Cremation starting at $895 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Cremation starting at $895 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Cremation starting at $895 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 bbrr rf
Page17AUGUST 21, 2014 Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 N., Sanderson, FL Sunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 amSunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pmPastor: Oral E. Lyons The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director 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 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 Mt. Zion N.C. Methodist Church rffntbPastor 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 rfrfntbbtbntbbtbrr r f New Hope Church, Inc.23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Services 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny T L CIntersection of CR 125 & 250 in Taylor 259-8353 Sunday school 10:00 am Sunday service 11:00 amWednesday 6:30 pmPastor Bobby & Faye Gri n .4 mile South of I-10 on CR 125Glen St. Mary, Florida rfn tbrf Saint Peters in the GlenANGLICAN CHURCH HWY 185 St. George, GA 32562 rf ntb Guest Speaker Ricky Dyal Dinner on the grounds immediately following morning service Special Music The Thomas Family Ernest Anderson, 79, Army veteranErnest Andy Edward Anderson, 79, of Glen St. Mary died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, in the VA Medical Center Lake City. Andy was born in Sanderson on September 21, 1934 to the late Ivy and Pearl Union Counties. He was a retired United States Army Military Police Sergeant serving in three wars. He also retired in 2003 as a service. He was a member of The Road to Calvary Church. Music up bass and guitar player. He always looked forward to traveling to church sings where he performed and enjoyed the music. He was family most of all. He is predeceased by his son Ernest Edward Anderson II; brother Bobby Anderson; sisters Annie Ruth Sapp, Lettie Young, Lucille Wimberly and his former wife Betty Jo Trowell Anderson. Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Martha Morgan Anderson; daughters Stephanie Anderson (Stephen Crawford) of Lake City, FL, Deborah Christine Schleichkorn (Ray) of Apopka, FL, Marcia Rhoden (Bryan Erwin) of Lula, FL, Debra Andrews, Martha Jack son (Joseph) of Lake Butler, Angie Kerr (Grady) of Vero Beach, FL; sons Wayne Bohannon (Michele) of Wabasso, FL, Bobby Gage of Glen St. Mary; brother, Tommy Anderson (Doris) of Glen St. Mary; sister Emma Geno (Bill) of Edgewater, FL; sister-in-law Geraldine Anderson of Raiford; 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services with full military honors were held August 16, 2014 at The Road to Calvary Church in Glen St. Mary with Pastor made to the Road to Calvary Church. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.Doris Crockett, 94, enjoyed travelingDoris Keen Crockett, 94, of Valdosta, Georgia passed away peacefully at her residence on August 16, 2014 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Macclenny on July 30, 1920 to the late Lessie Keen and Altie Johns Keen. Doris was raised in Macclenny where she met and married the love of her life, Edward Wray Crockett, Jr. After their marriage, they moved to Valdosta where they raised their two sons, Edward and David. Doris was very active in her community as she was involved with many organizations. She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States in her RV, cooking, gardening and most of all spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 72 years, Edward Wray Crockett, Jr.; her sons, Edward Wray Crockett, III and David Keen Crockett; and her two brothers, Lessie Edward Keen and Tony Keen. Doris is survived by her daughterin-law, Pam Crockett of Lake Park, GA; her brother, Harold Keen of Lake Park, GA; her grandchildren, Crystal and Austin Edward Crockett both of Lake Park, GA; her great grandson, Lennon Michael Dearborn; and her special friend and caregiver, Joan Hall. Graveside services were held August 19, 2014 at Woodlawn Cemetery with Pastor Jim Cox and her grandson, Mr. Austin Ed charge of arrangements.Dorothy Godbolt, 72, of BaldwinDorothy Eileen Nelson Godbolt, 72, of Baldwin, FL passed away August 13, 2014 at St. Vincents Medical Center. She was born in Keokuk, Iowa on April 28, 1942 to the late Frank Hawley and Alverna Sherrill Hawley. Dorothy was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother who avidly collected angels. She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Robert Nelson, Sr. and her son, Jodie Hawley. Dorothy is survived by her loving children, Karm (Jerry) McCabe of Macclenny, FL, Robert Nelson, Ricky Nelson, and Christopher Nelson all of IL; her grandchildren, Curtis (Brittany) McCabe, Jerry McCabe, Jr., Eric McCabe, Lindsay (Eric) Schlotterbeck, Kelly (Wil) Arbelo, and Nicholas Hawley; and numerous great grandchildren. Graveside services were held August 17, 2014 with Pastor David of arrangements.Randy Rhoden, 64, former truckerRandall Randy Sherman Rhoden, 64, of Macclenny died suddenly on Wednesday, August 13, at the Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital in Macclenny. He was born in Jacksonville and lived all his life in Macclenny. He was employed as a long distance truck driver for many years and for the past eight years worked with Stone Transportation of Macclenny as a local driver. He was preceded in death by his father Har old Elton Rhoden. He is survived by his wife Judy L. Rhoden, daughter Brandi Nicole Rhoden, son David L. (Kimberly) Rhoden and his mother Iva Dell Rhoden, all of Maccclenny; two grandchildren, Hunter Rhoden and Haley Rhoden. Funeral services was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 16, in the Glen Baptist Church in Glen St. Mary with Rev. Randy Wiltery in Macclenny. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Randall RhodenEloise Small, 73, of MacclennyEloise M. Small, 73, died August 14, 2014 at her home. After moving from Lake City 15 years ago, Mrs. Small joined Emmanuel Church of God In Christ where she served on the Mothers Board. She is survived by her children Charles Small (Audrey) of Tallahassee, Martha Small of Macclenny, Melissa Samll Howell (Dalain) of Gainesville, six grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Small will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Emmanuel Church of will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Gainesville. Family will receive friends at the chapel Friday, August 22, from 6 to 7 p.m. Family and friends are asked to meet on Saturday at the home of Mrs. Small, 410 West Minnesota Ave., Macclenny, FL, at 10:15am to form the cortege. Chestnut Funeral Home, Inc. of Gainesville was in charge of arrangements. Eloise SmallIn loving memory ofMary V. Hart1/13/22-8/19/84She is remembered for the joy she always brought, For her friendship, For her caring, For the things she shared and taught, She is remembered well by those who miss her, The lives she touched are better for having known her. Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com We publish obituaries & pictures FREE! CLASSIFIED DEADLINEMonday at 5:00 pm
Page18AUGUST 21, 2014 JULIE COMBS for Clerk of Courts! Paid by Julie B. Combs, Democrat, for Clerk of Courts.Having served previously as county commissioner, my accountability is a matter of public record. Knowledgable Most Qualied Experienced Proven Accountability JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Wildcats showed vast improvement from the spring game August 15 despite losing 31-25 to Bartram Trail at the officials clinic held at Bolles. The team showed flashes of its potential during the game as the up-tempo offenses executed well while the defense played aggressively. Quar terback Jacob Carter looked much more comfortable in the offense as he threw for about 100 yards and a touchdown and added close to 100 more on the ground with two scores. Defensively, the Cats recorded two sacks and forced four turnovers in the game. With the improved play, the Cats starters led Bartram Trail 19-17 when the majority of the starters were pulled at halftime, but coach Tom MacPherson wasnt concerned with the score. Theres no question we got better, coach MacPherson said. We saw glimpses of what we can be and what we might be when we get everybody healthy and everybody together, so I was happy with that offensively. We know the things we need to fix, he added. We were leading at the half, thats great, but were not worried about it that way. The team got off to a fast start as the defense forced a three-and-out on the Bears opening drive. The Cats offense quickly took advantage of the momentum with a six-play scoring drive that was capped off with a 43-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Reggie Givens. The offense slowed down for the remainder of the quarter but the defense was still able to make some plays. On Bartram Trails second drive, Shaquan Griffin recorded a sack two plays before CeCe Jefferson re covered a fumble. Baker Countys defense wasnt without its faults, though, as numerous offside penalties helped the Bears score two touchdowns to take a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter. Obviously, penalties were a huge issue tonight, coach MacPherson said. Weve got tonight and next week before we play. We want to cut them in half next week and then cut them in half again by the time we play St. Augustine. The Cats also became dejected when they fell behind and played with less energy, the head coach said, which is some thing the team has to work on. He was happy with the way his squad responded after Jacob Stalvey lost a fumble midway through the second quarter, however. On the first defensive play after the turnover, linebacker Thomas Rollins picked off a pass that was tipped by Jefferson to give the Cats offense possession. Carter broke a 56yard touchdown run up the middle one play later to pull the team within one after a blocked extra point. We turned the ball over and they got it on the 35 and the team in the spring would have gave up and given up a touchdown, but we got a turnover on the very next play, coach MacPherson said. Im extremely happy about that. We just got to eliminate the bad vibes. Defensive back Rod Haygood set up the teams offense in great field position when he intercepted a pass at Bartram Trails 36-yard line. After a tough fourth-down conversion from running back Vic Givens gave the team more life, Carter ran in his second touchdown from three-yards out, giving the squad a 19-14 lead following a failed two-point conver sion attempt. Another offside penalty allowed Bartram Trail to convert on fourth down and let the Bears to kick a 31-yard field goal to pull within two at the break. In the second half, the team worked in the second and thirdteam players to give them expe rience. The defense recovered a fumble on Bartram Trails first drive of the half. The Cats couldnt capitalize on the turnover, however, as quarterback Owen Register fumbled the ball and the Bears returned it for a touchdown to take a 24-19 lead. Baker County responded two drives later when running back Jarvis Desue broke a run up the middle and outran the defense for a 65-yard scoring run to help the Cats retake a one-point lead. The Bears took the lead for good on a 10-yard screen pass late in the third-quarter to pull ahead by the final 31-25 score. Although there were many positive takeaways from the scrimmage, there are still some aspects the Cats need to im prove. Along with the penalties and resiliency, the team needs to work on open-field tackling, the head coach said. The officials clinic was the last scrimmage the team will play before the season starts August 22 with the Kickoff Classic at Ed White. The first regular season game comes one week later when the Cats host St. Augustine.JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR email@example.com Eleven straight Fridays of Wildcat football starts August 22 when game is similar to the spring game and the scrimmage against Bartram Trail as the starters are expected to play until halftime with the fourth quarter. Head coach Tom MacPherson said he wants to see the team cut down on the penalties that plagued it during the scrimmage. we had 15 or 16 penalties. Thats something we have to take care of and we have to be more disciplined in that. When you get eight to 10 pen. The Cats had the chance to see the Commanders on tape from their spring game. Ed Whites aggressive defense will blitz the quarterback and press the receivers, which is going to challenge Baker Countys runners who are tough to bring down, and its going to force the de fense to be sound with its tackling and coverage, coach MacPherson said. Baker County is game planning for the formations Ed White will use Friday. The team isnt going to go overboard with the game plan ning as it will mainly try to clean up any sloppy play. Coach MacPherin the squad following the great showing against Bartram Trail. Were not game planning necessarily to win the game, but well certainly make sure our defense is prepared to handle what they want said. We want to game plan to at least look good against Ed White The Cats will add more elements to their game when they open the regular season August 29 at home against St. Augustine. Coach MacPherson scheduled the Yellow Jackets to give his team an ear prepared for anything after going through the ringer of First Coast, Bartram Trail, Ed White and St. Augustine, he said, which will only make the team better. For me, Id rather prepare my team with tough love and say, Hey, lets play tough people so when we get to district play weve seen it all, coach MacPherson said. Im always going to schedule tougher people. Thats the way I want it and I want my kids to see that atmosphere and that setting. The District 3-5A schedule begins three weeks after the St. Augustine contest following games at Bradford and at home against Providence. It is bookended by the two district teams that beat the Wildcats last season as district play opens up at Ribault September 19 and the regular season ends at home against archrival Bishop Kenny on Halloween. Coach MacPherson said theres no question the Cats should comstart to make sure it happens. Obviously, Ribault was last years runner-up and they beat us, he want to return the favor from last year and pay them back. The head coach said the newly renamed Westside High could be a sneaky team and Yulee will be a tough game because of the rivalry and talent the Hornets have. Wolfson, Paxon and Stanton can surprise any team during any week, he added. The most important game may be the last one, though, as the seaCoach MacPherson said the team will know its fate heading into the game, whether it has a postseason spot wrapped up or not. He would prefer to enter the Bishop Kenny game knowing the Cats are making the squad regardless, but he knows he wont have a problem motivating his players to compete hard against the Crusaders if a The week following the Bishop Kenny games is the squads only bye week of the season as other teams wrap up their regular seasons. The timing could be perfect if rest and scout the other team. If they dont make the playcalled the bye week a catch-22 because hed love it if the team makes the postseason, but hate it if the Cats dont. It happens this way in a district with this many teams and we drew the bad week for the bye, he said. I dont like it because I think theres going to be a time during the season when the kids are hurt and banged up and they cant get rest. Check next weeks edition for full coverage of the Cats game at Ed White.Powerhouses early will season Cats for hard district games Flashes of potential seen in lossPurchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonJacob Carter breaks free of the tackle and runs for the touchdown.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonSeth Paige tries a spin move to get out of a tackle against the scrimmage against Bartram last Friday. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Seth Paige returns a punt.
ursday, August 21, 2014 T B C P Page 19 Baton Twirling!Come experience the fun and excitement of baton twirling from the very best!REGISTRATION AND TWIRLING BEGINS THURS., SEPT. 4TH AT KELLER INTERMEDIATE GYMNASIUM, 4:30 PM The all-American Twirling Academy includes Baker County Gatorette instructor June Stoeber among others! First time beginners through advanced * Ages 4 through High School For more info. call 904-483-6174, 352-514-1362, or 259-4308; or email firstname.lastname@example.org PUBLIC HEARINGARTIE BURNETT Re-ELECT SCHOOL BOARD District 4 STACIE HARVEYfor CLERK OF COURTS VotePolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Stacie Harvey (D) for Clerk of Courts.Dear Friend,As the primary election looms on the horizon, I want to take this opportunity to say Thank You. Unlike some of the other candidates, the world of politics was an unknown territory that left me nervous and anxious. But over the past few months those fears were calmed by you, the citizens of Baker County. Through each thought, prayer, note card, text or just a simple smile or wave, each was a needed shot of adrenaline that has helped keep me going. During this time, I have been welcomed into homes of complete strangers and treated as family and have met many new friends along the way. For that, I thank you! I also want to say thank you for unknowingly allowing me to be a part of your lives for the past moments, be they good or bad. I have felt sadness as families said their goodbyes to loved ones sentenced to life in prison. I have cried tears of sorrow for victims and their families as juries have handed down decisions. I have felt the unbridled love of a young couple as they were issued their marriage license and while preforming wedding services. I have felt the sense of relief as a single tered woman who was granted a restraining order against her abusive husband. For each of these encounters and many others, I am thankful! I thank you for showing me that the Clerk of Courts In closing, I thank you all for allowing me to serve with you for the past 19 years and I now ask that you allow me to continue to serve, but as your next Clerk of Courts. On August 26th, please consider me, Stacie Harvey, with the Experience that matters and the Experience that you can trust.Yours Truly, JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR email@example.comWith less than two weeks remaining before the regular season kicks off, coach Rock Rhodens BCMS Bobcats held a scrimmage August 13 to im prove the teams execution and find the players who can start Week 1. The scrimmage pitted the first-team defense against the second-string offense before switching it up with the starting offense competing against the back-up defense. The team was still moving players around to find the best roles for everyone, and coach Rhoden used the scrimmage as a tool to see who can be relied on to make plays during the season. Overall, the head coach liked what he saw out of his young team. We came a long way in these last three weeks, coach Rhoden said. I feel like were as far along this year as we were last year. The first-team defense sti fled the back-up offense as the unit struggled to gain yards. Strong safety MJ Johnson and linebacker Chase Crews were standouts for the defense dur ing the opening drills. When the second-team defense took the field, cornerback Ernie Jones, who coach Rhoden said is fighting for a starting job, came away with an interception in a goal line situation. While the second-team offense had a tough time mov ing the ball, the starting offense had no such issues despite being without wide receiver Erit Myers, who will miss a few weeks after fracturing his collarbone at practice August 12. Quarterback John Green took all the first-team snaps and connected on deep bombs to DeAngelo Farmer, Jared Gaskins and Deron Thomas. The starting offense also got the running game rolling as Ozion Moore and Robert Baker split carries in the injured Jacquez Jacksons absence. Both running backs were able to find running lanes and broke free for long runs. Moore found the end zone twice on the ground and Baker scored a touchdown on a screen pass. Still, there is room for improvement on both sides of the ball. The defense jumped offside several times on Greens hard count. Offensively, there were a few bad snaps and the receivers dropped too many passes. The team will execute better as the players get more comfortable with the system, the head coach said. Our timing is not right, coach Rhoden said. Its a tough offense to learn so its going to take some time to get going. The coaches planned to have the starting lineup decided by August 15 to give the B-Cats more than a week to prepare for their season opener August 26 in Starke against Bradford County.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jon ShumakeBobcats head coach Rock Rhoden (center right) speaks with his team at practice last week.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jon ShumakeRobert Baker on the carry.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jon ShumakeWill Keinath braces for a tackle.Position battles ongoing for Bobcats Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com
Page 20 T B C P ursday, August 21, 2014 LEGA L NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2013-CA-000013 Green Tree Servicing LLC Plaintiff, vs. Ron Farron Worley a/k/a Ron Worley; Carol Ann Worley a/k/a Carol Worley; Central Pacific Mortgage Company d/b/a Central Pacific Mortgage Companies; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). ____________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2013-CA-000013 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein Green Tree Servicing LLC, Plaintiff and Ron Farron Worley a/k/a Ron Worley are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Al Fraser, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE EAST DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 339 EAST MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNY, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on December 4, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 17, ALLEN LANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 58 AND 58A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 2000, MAKE: FLEETWOOD, VIN: GAFLY54A85487ET21 AND VIN: GAFLY54B85487ET21, WHICH IS AFFIXED THERETO. 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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; 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 491-4490 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Al Fraser Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: Tabitha Addison Deputy Clerk Of Court SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 8/21-28c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 13CA000031CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. HAROLD KEINATH A/K/A HAROLD J. KEINATH; et al, Defendants. _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 31, 2014 entered in Civil Case No.: 13000031CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, Al Fraser Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the courthouse located at the East Door of the Courthouse at 339 East Macclenny Avenue, 1st Floor, Macclenny, FL 32063 at 11:00 am on the 4th day of December, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 1 AND 4, (LESS THE WEST 50 FEET) BLOCK 9, TOWN OF MACCLENNY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK D, PAGE 800, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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 file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of August, 2014. Al Fraser Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Tabitha Addison Deputy Clerk TRIPP SCOTT, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 110 S.E. Sixth St., 15th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Telephone (954) 765-2999 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. 8/21-28c Grays Lock & Key Mini Storages 1169-1 S. 6th Street Macclenny, Florida 32063 The following units containing household items such as furniture, appliances, etc., will be sold by public auction on August 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM to satisfy back rent. The following tenants can claim their property back if rent is paid before the date. Thomas Blackburn Unit # 11 Deborah Tabor Unit # 16 Lisa Buckminister Unit # 18 Charles Belford Unit # 26 Anthony Roberts Units # 34/46 Cheryl Watson Ruise Units # 39 & 41 Jonothan Dukes Units # 42 Nancy Rose King Units # 63 & 65 8/14-21c NOTIFICATION TO: ALL EMPLOYEES/PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE BAKER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT In 1986, Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Act (AHERA). That Law requires all schools, Kindergarten through twelfth grade to be inspected for asbestos-containing materials. The law further requires the development of a management plan based upon the ndings of the inspection which outlines our intent in controlling the potential for exposure to asbestos bers in our schools. A copy of the management plan is on le for your review at the Baker County School District Maintenance Department. Copies of individual building inspection reports are on le in each schools administrative ofce. The purpose of this letter is for the district to remain in compliance with AHERA 763.93, which requires annual notication to parents and employee groups of the availability of the management plan along with description of the response actions that have been taken. Since the implementation of the management plan in 1989 we have had several response actions including abatement projects which cleared some areas of all asbestos. The ultimate goal of the district is complete removal of all asbestos containing building materials as funds become available. Until we are able to reach this goal the remainder of asbestos in the school district is being maintained in a safe condition and at this time is no threat to building occupants or employees. If the materials should deteriorate to a condition that requires removal or containment, that will be done. If the material is in controllable form, it will be systematically controlled until the plan calls for its abatement. Sincerely, Chris Chisholm Health and Safety Inspector Baker County School District 8/21c ALL-SAFE MINI STORAGE 190 SOUTH LOWDER STREET MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063 904-259-3565 The following units containing household items such as furniture, appliances, etc., will be sold by public auction on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 9:00 am to satisfy back rent. The following tenants can claim their property back if rent is paid before this date: Name Unit # Pansy Ruise 84 Roxanne Edwards 183 Shaneka Wright 88 Karen Kelley 65 Pamela Brickle 103 Victoria Manning 141 Clarence Daniels 22 Joshua Duncan 82 Thomas Gill 180 Keisha Mitchell 86 8/21-28c NOTICE OF ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT INTENDED DECISION(S) The District intends to grant permit(s) for the consumptive use permit application(s) described below at the Districts Governing Board meeting on September 9, 2014: Gainesville Regional Utilities, PO Box 147117, Sta A122, Gainesville, FL 32614-7117 application #2-001-11339-6. The District proposes renewal of an existing permit authorizing the use of 30.0 million gallons per day of groundwater for public supply use (which includes household, commercial/ industrial, water utility uses, and unaccounted for losses) and for essential use (fire protection). The withdrawals used by this proposed project will consist of Groundwater from the Upper Floridan aquifer via 16 active wells in Alachua County, located in Sections: 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 3, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Township: 10 South, Range: 19 East; Sections: 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35 and 36, Township: 9 South, Range: 18 East; Sections: 1, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35,36 and 7, Township: 9 South, Range: 20 East; Sections: 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2, 20, 21, 22, 29, 3, 31, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Township: 10 South, Range: 20 East; Sections: 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2, 24,25 and 3, Township: 10 South, Range: 18 East; Sections: 4 and 5, Township: 11 South, Range: 19 East; Sections: 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 2, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 3, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 8 and 9, Township: 9 South, Range: 19 East; Sections: 18, 19, 30, 31, 6 and 7, Township: 9 South, Range: 21 East; Sections: 18, 6 and 7, Township: 10 South, Range: 21 East; Sections: 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 34, 35 and 36, Township: 8 South, Range: 19 East, known as Murphree WTP GRU. If you wish to receive a copy of a Technical Staff Report (TSR) that provides the St. Johns River Water Management District (District} staffs analysis on the above-listed compliance report(s) and associated permit(s), please submit your request to: Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178-1429. Once a TSR becomes available, you may also review it by going to the Permitting section of the Districts website at: floridaswater.com/permitting/index.html. To obtain information on how to find and view a TSR, visit: https://permitting.sjrwmd.com/epermitting/htmi/ EP_ FAQs.html, and then follow the directions provided under How to find a Technical Staff Report (TSR) or other application file documents. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected has the right to request an administrative hearing by filing a written petition with the District. Pursuant to Chapter 28-106 and Rule 40C-1.1007, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the petition must be filed (received} either by delivery at the office of the District Clerk at District Headquarters, P. 0. Box 1429, Palatka Florida 32178-1429 (4049 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177) or by e-mail with the District Clerk at: Clerk@sjrwmd.com, within twentyone (21) days of newspaper publication of the notice of intended District decision (for those persons to whom the District does not mail or email actual notice}. A petition for an administrative hearing is deemed filed upon receipt of the complete petition by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Palatka, Florida during the Districts regular business hours. The Districts regular business hours are 8 a.m.5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Petitions received by the District Clerk after the Districts regular business hours shall be deemed filed as of 8 a.m. on the next regular District business day. A petition must comply with Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. The Districts acceptance of petitions filed by e-mail is subject to certain conditions set forth in the Districts Statement of Agency Organization and Operation (issued pursuant to Rule 28-101.001, F.A.C.), which is available for viewing at floridaswater.com. The District will !lQ1 accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Mediation may be available if you meet the conditions stated in the full Notice of Rights (see last paragraph). The right to an administrative hearing and the relevant procedures to be followed are governed by Chapter 120, F.S., Chapter 28-106, F.A.C., and Rule 40C-1.1007, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means the Districts final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Failure to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the requisite time frame shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hearing. (Rule 28-106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, please visit http://floridaswater. com/nor_intdec/ to read the complete Notice of Rights to determine any legal rights you may have concerning the Districts intended decision(s) on the Consumptive Use Permit Application(s) described above. You can also request the Notice of Rights by contacting the Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support, P. 0. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178, tele. no. (386)329-4268. 8/21c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2009-CA-0270 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. MELISSA ANN SCHRAUD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MELISSA ANN SCHRAUD; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, will on the 15th day of October, 2014, at 11:00 AM at the East door of the Baker County Courthouse, in Macclenny, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the followingdescribed property situate in Baker County, Florida: Lot 21, LANCASTER GLEN, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 86 and 87 of the Public Records of Baker County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 18th day of August, 2014. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Al Fraser Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: Tabitha Addison Deputy Clerk Butler & Hosch, P.A. 3185 S. Conway Rd., Ste. E Orlando, Florida 32812 (407) 381-5200 8/21-28c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA-211 DARRYL REGISTER and DANETTE REGISTER, Plaintiffs, vs. JOHNNY M. WILLIAMS and MELISSA D. WILLIAMS, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION, SECOND UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION, and MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT, INC., Defendants. __________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 4, 2014 in the above styled cause, I, Al Fraser, Clerk of the Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, at 11:00 a.m. on September 18, 2014, the following described property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Part of the SW of the NW of Section 19, Township 2 South, Range 21 East, Baker County Florida and being more particularly descried as follows: Commence at the NE corner of said SW of the NW ; thence N 88 deg. 28 W, on the North line thereof a distance of 123.03 feet; thence S 24 deg. 35 W, a distance of 293.31 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue S 24 deg. 35 W, a distance of 555.61 feet; thence N 65 deg. 24 W, a distance of 392.00 feet; thence N 24 deg. 35 E a distance of 555.61 feet; thence S 65 deg. 24 E a distance of 392.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 5.00 acres more or less. Together with a 30 foot easement for ingress and egress being more particularly described as follows: Part of the SW to the NW of Section 19, Township 2 South, Range 21 East, Baker County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the NE corner of said SW to the NW ; thence N 88 deg. 28 W, on the North line thereof a distance of 123.03 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence S 24 deg. 35 W, a distance of 293.31 feet; thence N 65 deg. 24 W, a distance of 30.0 feet; thence N 24 deg. 35 E, a distance of 545.0 feet; thence N 37 deg. 22 W a distance of 154.0 feet to the Southerly right of way line of Turner Cemetary Road (a county maintained graded road); thence S 69 deg. 53 E on said Southerly right of way line of 55.8 feet; thence S 37 deg. 22 E a distance of 124.8 feet; thence S 24 deg. 35 W a distance of 269.91 feet to the Point of Beginning. PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 19-2S21-0000-0000-0015 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. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, Florida 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Court on 12th of August, 2014 Al Fraser Clerk Of The Circuit Court BY: Tabitha Addison As Deputy Clerk Andrew J. Decker, IV, Esquire 320 White Avenue Live Oak, Florida 32064 8/21-28c US 90 Mini Storage 781 East Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, Florida 32063 The following units containing household items such as furniture, appliances, etc., will be sold by public auction at 11:00 AM on August 30, 2014 to satisfy back rent. The following tenants can claim their property back if rent is paid before this date. Marice Ruise Unit # 36 Jack Rhoden Unit # 39 Joanne Granville Lunsford Unit # 43 Samuel Lewis Unit # 56 James Martin Unit # 58 Lisa Hutchinson Unit # 60 & #72 8/14-21c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 13000209CAAXMX REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. Plaintiff vs. ALTA J. LEE A/K/A ALTO LEE A/K/A ALTO J. LEE; ET AL Defendants _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 31st, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13000209CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida. Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc., Plaintiff and ALTA J. LEE A/K/A ALTO LEE A/K/A ALTO J. LEE; ET AL, defendant. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Ave, Room 113, Macclenny, FL 32063, SALE BEGINNING AT 11:00 a.m. on this 15th day of October, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 19 & 20, BLOCK D-2, SUB OF BLOCK D OF WM. KNABB ADDITION RECORDED IN PB 2, PAGE 41 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 511 Joan St, Macclenny, FL 32063 A 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 file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of August, 2014. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accomodation 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, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, 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. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Court on 18th of August, 2014 Al Fraser Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: Tabitha Addison As Deputy Clerk Udren Law Offices 2101 West Commercial Blvd., Suite 5000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-378-1757 8/21-28c IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 02-2012-CA-000102 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. RONALD L. SERRANO, BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, NICOLE SERRANO, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. ___________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on July 31, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Baker County, Florida described as: LOT 26 OF LEANING OAKS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 94, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA and commonly known as: 513 LISSIE CT, MACCLENNY, FL 32063; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, on October 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.. Any persons 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 file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 11th day of August, 2014. Al Fraser Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Tabitha Addison Deputy Clerk Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@kasslaw.com 8/14-21c IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 02-2013-CA-000004 BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, vs. DINITRI MARTINA JEFFERSON, ROBERT STOUTAMIRE, ANNIE LOUISE HOLLINGS, W. JOHNS, TRUSTEE OF THE JACKSON FAMILY TRUST DATED 9/22/2005, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on June 26, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Baker County, Florida described as: LOT 17, BLOCK C. WILLIAM KNABB ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF MACCLENNY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 24, PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 513 QUAIL LN, MACCLENNY, FL 32063; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, on September 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Any persons 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 file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 31st day of July, 2014. Al Fraser Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Tabitha Addison Deputy Clerk Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 8/14-21c NOTICE OF ACTION BEFORE THE BOARD OF MASSAGE IN RE: The license to practice Massage Carlos I. Victoria, LMT 14435 North State Road 121 Macclenny, Florida 32063 and 113 N. Churchhill Drive St Augustine, Florida 32086 CASE NO.: 2013-16131 LICENSE NO.: MA46568 The Department of Health has filed an Administrative Complaint against you, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting, Cecilie Dale Sykes, Assistant General Counsel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida 32399-3265, (850) 245-4444. If no contact has been made by you concerning the above by September 17, 2014, the matter of the Administrative Complaint will be presented at an ensuing meeting of the Board of Massage in an informal proceeding. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending this notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the notice. Telephone: (850) 245-4444, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. 8/7-28c IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 02-2013-CA-000091 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. LOUISE C. GRIFFITH A/K/A LOUISE CAROLYN GRIFFITH, DAVID N. GRIFFITH, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on June 26, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Baker County, Florida described as: LOT 2 PART OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF RAILROAD STREET (A 50 FOOT WIDE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY AS PRESENTLY ESTABLISHED) AND THE WEST LINE OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 32; THENCE NORTH 78 DEGREES 57 E., ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF RAILROAD STREET, 108.68 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 78 DEGREES 57 E., ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, 86.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 02E, 100.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 78 DEGREES 57W., 86.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 02 W., 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2003 FLEETWOOD RV, INC MOBILE HOME, VIN(S) GAFL335A88467BH21 AND GAFL335B88467BH21. and commonly known as: 464 W RAILROAD AVENUE, MACCLENNY, FL 32063; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, on September 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.. Any persons 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 file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 7th day of August, 2014. Al Fraser Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Tabitha Addison Deputy Clerk Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@kasslaw.com 8/14-21c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 13000198CAMXAX PENNYMAC CORP., PLAINTIFF, VS. DARRYL E. NASH, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). ____________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 4, 2014 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Baker, Florida, on October 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM, at 339 E. Macclenny Ave., Room 113, Macclenny, FL 32063 for the following described property: Commence at the Northwest Corner of Section 29, Township 1 South, Range 21 East, Baker County, Florida and run thence S 0 degrees 43`32 W, along the West line of said Section 29, 1326.73 feet, thence N 89 degrees 29`01 E, along the North line of the S of NW of said Section, 1347.98 feet to the East line of Tommy Road and the Point of Beginning, thence continue N 89 degrees 29`01 E, along the North line of the SE of NW of said Section, 290.50 feet, thence S 0 degrees 40`00 W, 331.60 feet, thence S 89 degrees 28`50 W, 290.50 feet to said East line of Tommy Road, thence N 00 degrees 40`00 E, along said East line, 331.62 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: August 11, 2014. By: Tabitha Addison Deputy Clerk of the Court Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 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 ADA Coordinator at 352-337-6237 or at ada@circuit8. org, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 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. 8/14-21c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 02-2013-CA-000206 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. ROBERT E. MORRIS, JR; CYNTHIA A. MORRIS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TENANT AKA MATTHEW MORRIS Defendant(s). _____________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 4, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 02-2013CA-000206 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 1st day of October, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the east door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny Florida 32063, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: PARCEL 28: A PARCEL OF LAND, LYING IN AND BEING PART OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BAKER COUNTY FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE, COMMENCE AT THE NE CORNER OF THE NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 7, RUN THENCE N 87`09 W, ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 7, A DISTANCE OF 154.26 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE WESTERLY R/W LINE OF EASTWOOD ROAD, A 50 FOOT ROAD R/W, THENCE S 25`52 W, ALONG SAID R/W LINE A DISTANCE OF 813.21 FEET TO AN ANGLE POINT IN SAID R/W LINE, THENCE S 1`56 W, CONTINUING ALONG SAID WESTERLY R/W LINE A DISTANCE OF 422.47 FEET TO A SECOND ANGLE POINT IN SAID R/W LINE, THENCE S 42`01 E, CONTINUING ALONG THE WESTERLY R/W LINE OF EASTWOOD ROAD A DISTANCE OF 92.41 FEET TO THE P.O.B. OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED, CONTINUE THENCE S 42`01 E ALONG SAID WESTERLY R/W LINE A DISTANCE OF 100.O FEET; THENCE S 47`59 W A DISTANCE OF 221.54 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE NEAR THE EASTERLY BANK OF A SMALL CREEK, CONTINUE THENCE S 47`59 W A DISTANCE OF 33 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE CENTERLINE OF SAID CREEK, RUN THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE MEANDERINGS OF SAID CENTERLINE A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET, MORE OR LESS, THENCE N 47`59 E A DISTANCE OF 5 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A SECOND IRON PIPE THAT LIES 101.46 FEET AND BEARS N 33`07 W FROM THE FIRST MENTIONED IRON PIPE, CONTINUE THENCE N 47`59 E A DISTANCE OF 204.36 FEET TO THE P.O.B. CONTAINING 0.5 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. PARCEL 29: A PARCEL OF LAND, LYING IN AND BEING A PART OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE, COMMENCE AT THE NE CORNER OF THE NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 7, RUN THENCE N 87`09 W ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 7 A DISTANCE OF 154.26 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE WESTERLY R/W LINE OF EASTWOOD ROAD, A 50 FOOT ROAD R/W, THENCE S 25`52 W ALONG SAID R/W LINE A DISTANCE OF 813.21 FEET TO AN ANGLE POINT IN SAID R/W LINE, THENCE S 1`56 W, CONTINUING ALONG THE WESTERLY R/W LINE OF EASTWOOD ROAD A DISTANCE OF 422.47 FEET TO A SECOND ANGLE POINT IN SAID R/W LINE AND THE P.O.B. OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE S 42`01 E ALONG SAID WESTERLY R/W LINE A DISTANCE OF 92.41 FEET; THENCE S 47`59 W, A DISTANCE OF 204.36 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE NEAR THE EASTERLY BANK OF A SMALL CREEK, CONTINUE THENCE S 47`59 W A DISTANCE OF 5 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE CENTERLINE OF SAID CREEK, RUN THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE MEANDERINGS OF SAID CENTERLINE A DISTANCE OF 185 FEET, MORE OR LESS, THENCE N 62`52 E A DISTANCE OF 14 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A SECOND PIPE THAT LIES 147.72 FEET AND BEARS N 43`38 W FROM THE FIRST MENTIONED IRON PIPE, CONTINUE THENCE N 62`52 E A DISTANCE OF 214.35 FEET TO THE P.O.B. CONTAINING 0.6 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. 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 file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator 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 email@example.com. Dated at Macclenny, Florida this 8th day of August, 2014 Al Fraser Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: Tabitha Addison Deputy Clerk Morris|Hardwick|Schneider, LLC, 5110 Eisenhower Boulevard, Suite 302A, Tampa, Fl. 33634 8/14-21c Read all about it at www.bakercountypress.com Subscribe to our E editionwww.bakercountypress.com
Page21AUGUST 21, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 02-2014-CA-000038-CAAX-MX VYSTAR CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL D. LAGLE; ET AL, Defendant(s). _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated the 31st day of July, 2014, and entered in Case No. 02-2014-CA-000038-CAAX-MX, of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein VYSTAR CREDIT UNION is the Plaintiff, and MICHAEL D. LAGLE; KERI LAGLE; TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CAROLINA FIRST BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO MERCANTILE BANK A DIVISION OF CAROLINAFIRST; and JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS are Defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front steps of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063, at 11:00 a.m. in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes on the 1st day of October 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 3, BLOCK 4, OWENS ACRES, UNIT II, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 10659 Suzanne Dr., Macclenny, FL 32063 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodations in order to participate in the proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32069, and whose telephone number is (904) 259-0209 within two working days of your receipts of this notice of sale. Dated this 8th day of August, 2014. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tabitha Addison Deputy Clerk VERNIS & BOWLING OF NORTH FLORIDA, P.A. 4309 Salisbury Road Jacksonville, Florida 32216 Telephone: (904) 296-6751 8/14-21c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13000134CA CP-SRMOF II 2012-A TRUST, BY U.S. BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE., Plaintiff, vs. CHAZ LEE YONN A/K/A CHAZ L. YONN A/K/A CHAZ YONN; JAMIE LATANNE YONN A/K/A JAMIE L. YONN A/K/A JAMIE YONN, Defendant(s). _____________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 4, 2014, and entered in 13000134CA of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein CP-SRMOF II 2012-A TRUST, BY U.S. BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE. is the Plaintiff and CHAZ LEE YONN A/K/A CHAZ L. YONN A/K/A CHAZ YONN; JAMIE LATANNE YONN A/K/A JAMIE L. YONN A/K/A JAMIE YONN are the Defendant(s). Al Fraser as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Lobby 339 East Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL at 11:00 AM, on December 4, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, BLOCK 1, COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 49 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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 file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of August, 2014. Al Fraser Clerk of the Court By: Tabitha Addison As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 8/14-21c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY CASE NO. 2012-CA-252 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. DUSTIN WILLIAMS, SHERRI WILLIAMS, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, Defendants. _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed May 13, 2014 entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-252 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Macclenny, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Baker County Courthouse, 339 East Macclenny Avenue Room 113, Macclenny, FL. 32063 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 25th day of September, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: A part of Section 36, Township 2 South, Range 21 East, Baker County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of the SW of the NW of said Section and run South 0 15` East, along the East line of said SW of the NW 603.04 feet to the point of beginning, Thence North 89 45` East 25.65 feet to the West Right-of-Way line of County Road No. C-125, thence Southerly along said West Right-of-Way line a chord distance of 126.10 feet, thence South 89 45` West 45.20 feet to said East line of the SW of the NW thence continue South 89 45` West, 100 feet, thence North 0 15` West, 125.00 feet, thence North 89 45` East 100.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands being a part of the South of the NW Section 36, Township 2 South, Range 21 East, Baker County, Florida. 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 file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 31st day of July, 2014. Al Fraser Clerk of the Court BY: Tabitha Addison Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, 110 SE 6TH STREET FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850 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. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. 8/14-21c rfffntb t Please contact Christine Tyson, 904.708.1630 or visit bakercountyfair.com BAKER COUNTY CITIZENS:Thank you for the warmth and support you have shown me over the last few months... it has been a wonderful experience. As we move toward the end of our primary election I feel compelled to share a few thoughts with you. I have been told numerous times my challenge as a candidate is not being from Baker County. I feel this is not the case. Given the importance of serving on your school board, I take the position our community wants to select the best qualified candidate to help shape our districts future. Respectfully, I ask you consider carefully the candidate qualifications, experience and commitment in the District 4 School Board race. I offer my credentials below: EDUCATIONMasters Degree in Public Administration, University of North Florida; Bachelors Degree in Education, University of Florida EXPERIENCEpartment of Corrections TEACHER CERTIFICATIONEducation Leadership; Prek-3rd Grade (classroom); Emotionally Handicapped K-12 COMMITMENT$10k for KidsIf elected, I will donate $10,000 to our school district for direct use in our Personally I would like to thank all of the candidates running for office in our community. We have shared sidewalks, stories and sweat working to gain your trust and support. I have met many quality people along the way. Please consider the candidates carefully as they will help shape our countys future. I ask for your support on August 26 for the District 4 school board seat in order to serve you and the children of Baker County. YOURS IN EDUCATION, PAUL SCAMMACCAVote August 26 for S CAMMACCAfor Baker County School Board District 4PAUL Experience in Education for EducationPaid political advertisement paid for and approved by Paul Scammacca for School Board District 4. Enlow ~ FinleyFall weddingCarol and Robert McMurray and John C. Enlow are proud to announce the engagement of their son John Ryan Enlow to Faith Finley. Faith is the daughter of Debbie and Darrell Finley. The couple met and graduated from Baker County High School. A wedding is planned for late October.Jo Narramore-MamulaUNF graduateJo Narramore-Mamula, a resident of Glen Saint Mary, graduated on August 1, 2014, with a Masters of Science in Health, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, from Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida. While obtaining her degree, Jo was awarded membership in the Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society for Counseling Professionals; Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society for Educators; and with the Addiction and Families International Research Group. She is currently completing requirements to become a Master Trainer for Mental Health Facilitators with the National Board of Certified Counselors. During her educational process, Jo met the requirements as a Certified Victim Advocate through the Florida Coalition of Domestic Violence and Hubbard House. She served briefly as a volunteer with the Baker County Guardian Ad Litem Program, an agency she directed in the 4th Judicial Circuit in the 1980s. Jo looks forward to continuing her counseling ser vices in Baker County. Johnson ~ NormanTo wed Sep. 6thBo and Kathy Norman of Macclenny are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Norman to Ryan Johnson of Jack sonville, FL. Ryan is the son of the late Al Johnson and Sheila Lusis of Jacksonville. He is the grandson of Sheila Sullivan of Macclenny. Ashley is the grand-daughter of Sam and Shirley Norman of Macclenny and Patsy Kerce of Taylor. The couple will wed September 6, 2014. Food vendors for Vets eventBaker County Veterans Appreciation Committee is in need of local organizations to provide a food booth during the event November 15. The booth is free and all money nization as well as help us in providing food to the community as we will be providing food for the Veterans and their immediate families. If you are interested, please contact Bill Lowery, 904-562-0550 or Paul Dickinson, 904-5537128. Thank you in advance for helping to make this a wonderful event to honor our veterans.Gospel singCome out and be blessed at Dinkins Church Sunday, August 24th at 11:00 am, Hwy 127 north. Junior Combs and Southern Joy will be with us. We will have dinner on the grounds following the service. Come out and fellowship with us!Taylor alumni plan reunionTaylor School Alumni and Friends Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, September 6th, 5pm, at the Baker County Ag Center in Macclenny. Meat, bread, and beverages will be provided. Please, bring a vegetable, salad, or dessert. We also need cakes for the cakewalk. Donations accepted at the door to cover expenses. Please, RSVP to Benny Fish, 742-1516 or Tara Yarbrough Holman, 449-6566. News photos are now available through easy online purchase at www.bakerycountypress.com Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS!
Page 22 T B C P ursday, August 21, 2014 YARD SALES Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m., 511 E. McIver Avenue, Macclenny. No early birds. Multi-family; little boys clothes, baby toys, books, womens clothing and more. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. ?, Rolling Meadows subdivision, Huckleberry Trail. Lots of household items, some furniture, treadmill; little of everything. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. ?, 10809 Mud Lake Road, Glen. Multifamily; electronics, household, clothes and lots more. 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 clenny, 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 lished, 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. NASCAR collectible semi-trailer and truck combinations. All different sizes. Come and see at 5719 CR 23B, Macclenny. 259-9520. 8/21p NordicTrak Adventurer treadmill. Excellent condition. Perfect for small spaces. $200. 904-502-5184. 8/21p 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD. Good condition, only 5K miles. Has windshield and saddlebags. Asking $4000 OBO. 2592441 or 904-200-7289. 8/21-28p 2 tractors. Runs good; 3 point hitch. One $1200; other is $2000. 912-266-1641 or 912-843-2768. 8/21p Winchester 12 gauge pump shotgun, very good condition $250; battery oper ated weed eater, like new $15; limb saw $10; battery operated drill $8. 904-6547841. 8/21p Artists. Oils, acrylics, water colors, Canvas es, draw ing pads and much more. On sale now. The Of ce Mart, 110 S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc Camille Beckman hand cream, Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridges, rubber stamps and much more. We specialize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc MISCELLANEOUS Nannys Thrift Store. Located across from old jail. Furniture, toys, clothes. You name it, we have it or well get it. 904229-2303. 8/7-21c Home Improvementsporches, decks, remodeling-any home repair. Licensed & Insured. 904-591-2640. 10/17tfc ADOPTloving married couple seeks to adopt, will be hands on mom and dad. Financial security. Expenses paid. Dawn & Domenick 1(855)985-4592, Adam Sklar #0150789. 8/21p We install 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc DirectTV 2 Year Savings Event! Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Only DirecTV gives you 2 YEARS of savings and a FREE Genie upgrade! Call 1-800-4812137. 8/21p DISH TV Retailer. Starting $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) Find Out How to SAVE Up to 50% Today! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL 1-800-605-0984. 8/21p Attention: VIAGRA and CIALIS USERS! A cheaper alternative to high drugstore prices! 50 Pill Special $99 FREE Shipping! 100 Percent Guaranteed. CALL NOW: 1-800-943-8953. 8/21p Safe Step Walk-In Tub Alert for Seniors. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door. AntiSlip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 1-800-605-6035 for $750 Off. 8/21p AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Techni cian training. Housing and Financial aid for qualied students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-3769. 8/21p Narcotics Anonymous. We are a group of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. IT WORKS!! Meetings are held at the Baker County Health Department on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. 1/2-12/25p Alcoholics Anonymous meetings Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904-994-7750. 8981 South SR 228, Macclenny. 1/2-12/25p AUTOMOBILES 2007 Jeep Liberty. 3.6L/4cyl, 4WD, reese hitch. Regularly maintained; top mechanical condition. 107k miles; nonsmoking. $7900. Call 904-351-8118. 8/21p We buy all vehicles with or without title. Any condition, running or not, bank liensno problem. We pay top dollar. 813-5160847, 813-505-6939. 8/21p ANIMALS Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc HELP WANTED Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classied advertising on subjects like workat-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 Commission 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 UF Health Family MedicineCrossroads, 802 South 6th Street, Macclenny is seeking a Medical Assistant/Customer Service person to work both front and back ofce. Must be Certied or Registered with two years customer service in Healthcare setting. Please apply www.ufjax.jobs or pam. email@example.com. 8/21c FULL TIME POSITION AVAILABLE: PLUMBERS HELPER. Commercial and industrial work. Must have good driving record and pass background check and drug test. DFWP 904-388-4799. If inter ested, complete and submit online application at www.gatewaycontractinginc. com. No walk-ins. 8/21-9/11p Baker County Council on Aging is looking for dependable CNAs and Drivers with CDL. Must be able to pass level 2 background screening. Please apply in person at 101 East Macclenny Avenue. 8/21c Jacksonville Title is seeking a part time employee with a positive attitude, previous experience in collections, loan processing, computer applications and great customer service skills. Please email resume to Jacksonville.firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 912-843-2065. 8/14-28p Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises:1-855-515-8447. 8/14-9/4p Drivers CDL-A. NEW REGIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. Great Home Time. Exp. Solos 40/mile. 1/mile increase each yr. NO CAP! Extra Pay for Hazmat! 888-9286011 www.Drive4Total.com. 8/21p Can You Dig It? Heavy Equipment Operator Training! 3 Wk Hands On Program. Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. Lifetime Job Placement Assistance w/National Certications. VA Benets Eligible! 1-866-362-6497. 8/21p Concrete/Curb Finisher, Form Setter & General Laborers. Please call Gene 904759-9845 or Mann 904-239-7532 to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer. 8/7-28p Wrecker Operator needed ASAP. Please send resume to email@example.com. 6/12tfc Experienced painters needed. Peacock Painting. 259-5877. 2/21tfc Drivers: OTR : Company & O/Os. All Drivers Paid by Mile Loaded & Empty. NoTouch Freight. 50% Drop & Hook. 800588-7911 x225. 8/21-28p Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualied drivers. Home most weekends. Call: 843-266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway. com EOE. 8/21p BUSINESS FOR SALE Business for Sale: Established Party Rental Business. Spoiled Rotten Inatables and Party Rental, LLC. $12,500. 904-813-2474. 8/14-9/4p 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 preference, 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. 3 BR, 2 BA on .5 acres. $45K. Owner nancing available. 904-813-3091. 8/14tfc 3 BR, 1 BA 1601 sf. vinyl siding home. Great country setting! Large screenedin porch and carport, 30x33' detached 2 car garage with a workshop and 2 car attached carport, 14x50' storage shed. Nice stocked pond with dock, a variety of well established fruit trees, 2 wells, irrigation and security systems. Sits on 2.48 beautiful acres off CR 250 in Taylor. Call 904755-7019. 8/21-28p 14x52 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home on acre lot, mile from Big Lake George; fully furnished, includes washer and dryer. $32,000. 904-521-3795. 8/7-28p 3 BR, 2 BA house and land for sale. 7.61 acres; must see to appreciate. $140,000. 904-209-7385. 8/21-9/11p 3 BR, 2 BA home at 909 Red Fox Way, Macclenny. Nicely updated. $137,900. 904-200-2457/941-268-6188. 8/14-21p 2 story, 3 BR, 3 BA stucco home on 1.43 acres in city, located at 375 East Boulevard. 2637 sf living area and covered area of 3145 sf including 3 car garage. $239,500. Call 904-838-8584. 7/24tfc Large 1 BR, 1 BA home/apartment with potential income of $700-800 monthly. Large carport, can double size. Located on 30 acres; paved road frontage in Glen. $169,900. Consider owner nancing and dividing property. Price reduction with 10% down. 904-591-8200. 5/29tfc 1-10 acres, high and dry, sh pond, creek or river front, homes/mobile homes, setup. Owner nancing. 912-843-8118 or 904-699-8637. www.landyes.net. 3/13tfc 5 acres on St. Marys River, zoned Ag; high and dry. Ready to build on; very nice wooded acres. $54,900; two to pick from. 904-591-2640. 7/18tfc Lots for sale, Copper Creek, $25,000 and Gleneld Oaks subdivisions. $32,000 each. Call 904-813-1580. 2/7tfc Foreclosure-NC Mtns. Handcrafted log cabin on 2 ac. w/stream. Lg loft open living area private setting needs work. Only $67,100 wont last! 828-286-2981. 8/21p FOR RENT 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide in Sanderson area. Service animals only. $600/month plus $600 deposit. 386-697-7140. 8/21-28p 2 BR, 2 BA extra clean mobile home. Nice shady lot; front porch. $600/month plus $500 deposit; 2 large BR, 2 BA singlewide. Garden tub, walk-in shower and closets; extra large and extra clean. $800/ month plus $600 deposit; extra clean 3 BR, 2 BA; back porch, $650/month plus $500 deposit. Service animals only. Glen area. 259-2121. 7/10tfc Small house in town. 259-9590. 8/1421p New 2 BR, 1 BA apartment. $650/ month plus 1st, last and $300 deposit. 259-2563. 8/21tfc 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home on 3 acres; close to Macclenny. 904-710-5246. 8/21-28p 2 BR, 1 BA brick home on Laverne Street; fenced city lot; washer and dryer. $775/ month plus $500 deposit. 904-813-5558. 8/21p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home. $750/month plus deposit. 904-562-9494 daytime, 259-6237 evening. 8/14-21p 2 BR mobile home inside city; CH/A. $450/month. 259-3671. 8/21c 3 BR, 1 BA house. $600/month plus $500 deposit. 904-923-2191. 8/14-9/4c 3 BR, 2 BA home at 9078 Hopkins Road, Glen. Private but convenient. $1150/ month plus $1150 deposit. Real Estate with Garlon Webb. 904-408-9146. 8/21c 2 BR, 1 BA on 1 acre, off Orbey Rhoden Road in Cuyler; CH/A. $575/month plus 1st, last and $300 deposit. 259-7335. 8/14tfc 6 BR, 3140 SF brick home at 5651 CR 23 C. Built in 2006; gas logs and more! REDUCED $1900/month plus $1900 deposit. Real Estate with Garlon Webb 904-4089146. 8/21c Clean 3 BR, 1 BA home, 9121 Dolphin Street, Sanderson. $750/month plus $750 deposit. Call 904-813-1580 or 259-2255. 8/7tfc 2 clean 3 BR, 1 BA homes, 8553 Hillcrest Drive; 8947 Glo-Jene Road, Macclenny. $800/month plus $800 deposit. Call 904813-1580 or 259-2255. 8/7tfc Apartment for rent. Large 2 BR, 1 BA in city; washer/dryer hook-up. 12 month lease, $700/month plus $600 security deposit. 904-838-8584. 8/7tfc 3 BR, 1 BA house available September 1; HUD accepted. $750/month plus $400 deposit. 259-2874. 8/21-28p Room for rent in Georgia Bend area; all utilities included. $100/week. 904-7724424. 7/24tfc RV lots for rent; water and sewer included. $300/month plus electric. 904-8604604. 6/12tfc 2 BR, 1 BA in Kozy Korners. CH/A, water, lawn and trash service included. Service animals only. $545/month, 1st, last and $300 deposit. 259-7335. 6/19tfc 2-3 BR mobile homes available. $450$600/month. 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ursday, August 21, 2014 T B C P Page 23Emily Amanda Davis of Glen St. Mary has been crowned the 2014 Junior Miss Florida Forestry Queen and will advance to the Miss U.S. National Forestry Pageant to be held August 30, 2014 in Tifton, GA. Ms. Davis represented Bak er County last July competing against six other young girls ages 10-12 from all across the state of Florida. The pageant was held at the Baker County High School auditorium. Ms. Davis was crowned queen in the Junior Miss Florida Forestry competition. Ms. Davis is the 11-year-old daughter of Jay and Erin Davis. She is the granddaughter of Christine Gulden of Citrus Springs and Melvin and Sylvia Davis of Glen St. Mary. She is entering the sixth grade at Baker County Middle School and is a proud member of the schools Majorettes. Ms. Davis also enjoys modeling, gymnastics, swimming and spending time with family and friends. Her mother said she is very excited about nationals and cannot wait to compete Labor Day weekend with other state queens from across the United States for the prestigious title of 2014 Junior Miss U.S. National Forestry Queen. She is sponsored by her parents, her Memom Chris Gulden, Sue Reeds Citrus, Inc. and Jor dans Miniature Trees. Ms. Davis, along with the other forestry queens, will attend the Florida Forestry Festival in Perry in October. At the festival the queens will participate in parades, autograph signings and other fun events with Smokey the Bear. This is sure to be a funpromotes Floridas forestry industry, her mother said. KONNIES KLEAR POOLSIn-ground and Above Ground Pools Installation AvailableChemicals Parts Service Cleaning698-E West Macclenny Ave. (Lil Caesars Shopping Center)Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday10:00 am-6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm259-5222 (CPC 053903) 4/21tfcHANDYMANAsk me what I cant do! Pressure Washing Windows Painting $100/room Gutter Cleanouts Yard Work Light Mechanic Work Small Engine Repair/Maintenance Available weekends. 912-390-0346 904-275-25588/14-21pJOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBINGnow offers Septic Tank Pumping, Sump Pump Replacements and all your plumbing needs. Call 259-4580CFC056961 8/7-28pLAND CLEARINGFill dirt Slag Cypress mulch Red mulch A little or a lot904-521-15062/10tfcMATURE MALEwilling to work part time for $10 per hour.Call 259-6518Please leave message 8/21-9/4p MARTIN WELL DRILLING & PUMP SERVICE2 wellsMacclenny 259-9014Cell 838-3517 Bryceville 266-4956 firstname.lastname@example.orgLicense No. FL 2795, GA 566 8/7-9/25pROGER RAULERSON WELL DRILLING2 and 4 Wells Pump Service | Water Treatment 259-7531 Licensed & Insured Family owned & operated Raulersonville, LLC.12/31tfcMICHAEL & JONATHANS, INC.LandscapingTrenching Lawn Service & Irrigation New Installation & Repairs For all your total lawn needs.259-7388Residential and Business Licensed & Insured 8/21-28pANGEL AQUA, INC.Water Quality Treatment We can improve your water Water softeners Iron lters Sales Rentals Service Repairs Ask us about our Chemical Free systems Morton Salt Keep Full Salt Delivery Service 797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny259-66727/12tfc JOSH BRYAN CONCRETESidewalks Slabs Decorative Works904-327-8912 904-653-1904 8/7-28pWE PUMP SEPTIC TANKSLicensed and InsuredJOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBING 259-4580CFC056961 8/7-28pBATHROOM REMODELSNew xtures Ceramic Tile ADA Transformations Roll-in Showers Walk-in TubsCall 259-4580Licensed and insuredCFC056961 8/7-28pDEPENDABLE HEATING, AC AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORResidential Commercial New Construction Remodel259-6546Elec. license # EC-0001471 AC license # CA-C057649 2/10tfcHOME REPAIRSWindows Doors Floors Siding Tile All Repairs 352-283-1828Licensed and Insured 8/7-28pPLUMBING-SEWER-SEPTICOver 40 Years Experience 24 Hour Service259-6934 or 904-591-0063CFC032613 MP005858 I-13219RCMD Ronnie Sapp 5/16tfc B&W TREE & LAND SERVICES Full line of tree and land services: Removal TrimmingClearing Pond Digging Bulldozer Loader Bucket Truck and more!904-259-8253 Licensed & Insured www.treeandlandservices.com 6/12tfcPUMP REPAIR2 or 4 wells shallow or deepCall 904-259-4580Licensed and insuredCFC056961 8/7-28pFILL DIRTCulverts installed Tim Johnson259-2536 904-838-28185/11tfcJOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBINGRepairs Re-pipes Remodels Drain Cleaning Sump Pumps Water heaters New constructionCall 259-4580CFC056961 8/7-28pIM BACK!! LEES PUMP SERVICERepair & InstallationTIM LEE email@example.com 8/7-28pFULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIESShower and anniversary invitations The Ofce Mart 110 South 5th Street259-37374/28tfc PEACOCK PAINTING, INC.Professional painting Interior Exterior Pressure washing Residential Commercial Parking lot line striping Fully insured & Locally owned 25 years experience259-58772/10tfcCYPRESS HOME BUILDERS, INC.Custom New Home Construction Jody Paul Thrift904-591-26402/10tfcPRINTING & FAXINGBlack & White and Color Copies, Custom Business Forms, Business Cards, Signs, Stickers, Invitations, Rubber Stamps & much more!!! 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Sprinkler Systems Residential and Commercial Installations and Repairs Free Estimates651-17397/31-8/21pTREE AND STUMP REMOVAL Free Estimates Call Danny Wood 904-222-5054 Lic. & Ins. 8/21-9/18pGATEWAY PEST CONTROL, INC. 259-3808All types of pest control Call Eston, Shannon or Bill Ask about our re ant control6/26tfc Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonWins poster contestElizabeth Hernandez, who attends Keller Intermediate School, won rst place in the nationwide 2015 National Poison Prevention Week poster contest in the third through fth grade division conducted by Poison Prevention Week Council. The winning poster will be featured during next years National Poison Prevention Week, which is held the third week in March to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. The winners were selected based on creativity, design and poisoning preventing messages. Emily DavisWins Junior Miss title
Page 24 T B C P ursday, August 21, 2014 Ander Crenshaw is the proven conservative. He gets things done. Please contact us about joining the Crenshaw Team.7235 Bonneval Road, Suite 214 Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904) 281-0081 Paid for by Crenshaw for Congress www.andercrenshaw.comFollow Ander on Twitter. Like him on Facebook. OBAMACARE OPPOSED FROM DAY 1! VOTED 50+ TIMES to defund/dismantle/repeal SECOND AMENDMENT ENDORSED by the NRA VETERANS FOUGHT for Veterans Cemetery and Veterans Clinic in Jacksonville PRO-LIFE RATED 100% by National Right to Life FAMILY RATED 100% by the Christian Coalition JOBS, DEFENSE & SECURITY BROUGHT New Ships & Missions to Local Military Bases ECONOMIC FREEDOM RATED 94% by Americans for Tax Reform CONSERVATIVE FOR CONGRESS ISSUE CRENSHAWS CONSER ATIVE CHECKLIST Vote August 26th! WHY WE SUPPORT ADAM GIDDENS...Dear Friends: Since I returned to Baker County in 1995, I have been involved in a lot of vol unteer work to help our community and I plan to continue if God continues to bless me with good health. Chuck and I love the people here and I feel very good being involved with them. My family background is business and politics, and I remain very involved with both. I have met so many people over the years that I think would be good elected ocials. Four years ago I got behind our Republican candidate Adam Giddens to help him to be elected to the county commission. He grew up here with great conservative values, and he is from a great family with a strong Christian background in business and education. I have been very pleased watching him as a county commissioner because he follows his head and his heart and doesnt just go along to get along. He thinks things out in an educated, logical manner and always votes his conscience. He is running a good campaign a clean campaign without slander or innuendo. His message is focused strictly on what he has done for the county and what he wants to do in the future. We want our candidates to have a plan and work the plan that will benet the people that they serve. We dont condone ugly political attacks between candidates, especially when they are representing the same political party. Ronald Reagan famously followed the Republicans 11th commandment, Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Repub lican, whenever he was presented with an attack from a fellow conservative. It is just one of many reasons he was a great leader and still commands such great RESPECT. Adam Giddens also follows this commandment even though he has been hit with multiple attacks from people who call themselves Repub licans. In my opinion, that says a lot about the content of his character and theirs. We work and strive for peace and harmony, and we try to pass that down to all who are seeking public oce. We ask that when you vote, please look at the qualications AND conduct of the candidates and make a wise decision. We want good leadership from our elected ocials and part of that involves leaders with integrity because in order to truly grow our county and make the right choices, it is critical that our candidates have both the intellect AND the integrity to do the right things for all our community and the people they were elected to serve.GEDONE PRACHARMacclenny, FL P.S. The statements contained herein are the sole representations of the person whose name appears, and does not reect the opinions of any other person. Political advertisement paid for and approved by Adam Giddens, Republican Baker County Commissioner, District 4. Coach MacPherson participated in it after First Coast News sports reporter Chad Cushnir issued the challenge to high school football coaches throughout the area. Coach MacPherson and Bartram Trail head coach Darrell Sutherland decided to take the challenge after the scrimmage at the of For some of us that are kind of semi in this spotlight to the Cats head coach said. We decided whats a better way to scrimmage where we played against each other to show we can get together for a common cause and a common goal. For the challenge, coach MacPherson had seniors CeCe pour the cooler of ice water on him. He said it wasnt too bad as most of the water went off his shoulders and mostly missed his head. The head coach then challenged an assistant coach at St. Augustine to get Yellow Jack ets head coach Joey Wiles to do it, who eventually accepted the challenge. Even though he completed the Ice Bucket Challenge, the coach decided to donate money to an ALS fund from Baker County football and is waiting for information from Mr. Cushnir about how to donate. The Ice Bucket Challenge has become a nationwide phenomenon on social media. It helped raise $13.3 million in donations to the ALS Association between July 29 and August 17, which is up from $1.7 million from the same period last year, according to an article by Emily Steel on NYTimes. com. As cold as it was, coach MacPherson said he doesnt want it to be the only ice water shower he receives this season. I hope at some point we can do another one, coach MacPherson said. Im hoping we can do the ice bucket for a district championship. Even if its in November, Ill gladly accept that one. From page 1Wildcat coach does challenge for ALSJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgWith the Wildcats home opener less than two weeks away, season tickets went on sale last week and have been selling well, according to BCHS Athletic Director Melody Coggin. Mrs. Coggin said she sold about one-third of the tickets in the first week, which matches the average pace in comparison to past years. She expects to sell most of the remaining tickets by the end of the week. Season tickets are $10 per game and they can be pur chased until August 22 at 3 pm. General admission for home games will then be $7 for adults and $5 for students. The Cats 2014 home schedule features six games starting with non-district opponents St. Augustine August 29 and Providence September 12. The teams District 3-5A schedule will see the squad hosting the rechristened Westside High, Wolfson, Yulee for Homecoming and Bishop Kenny on Senior Night. All games are scheduled to kick off at 7 pm.Football tickets selling at usual rate Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com