The Baker County press

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The Baker County press
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Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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Macclenny Fla
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Began Apr. 12, 1929.
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904.259.2400 www.bakercountypress.com bcpress@nefcom.netCOVERING BAKER COUNTY SINCE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll.Who do think will win the county commission race Tuesday?52% A. Giddens 40% J. Bennett Ex-con breaks into BCI weight roomSee page 5BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION Raiford Road embarks on music academy at church See page 10Sluggish start plagues Wildcats in 20-point loss See page 16 JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comTwo weeks after giving tacit approval to a new deal with Baker Correctional Development Corporation on payment for the housing, feeding and supplying of medical care to local inmates at the county jail, the Baker County Commission shelved the agreement in search of more information. The deal sounds good on its face: It would reduce the daily rate the county pays for local prisoners by a little more than $4 to $80.40 for up to 125 inmates. After the 125-bed benchmark is reached, the daily rate falls to $76.25. The standard daily rate has historically been $84.72. But of course there are cave ats. Today the county receives a small prepayment discount 2 percent that is not in the new contract. The Inmate Housing and Care Agreement, as its titled, has a reconcile provision as well. It states, the county inmate population average will be reconciled during the last weeks of March and September [or every six months]. According to the sheriffs office finance chief Brian Bishop, that provision means the county will be billed every six months for an average of the six monthly averages of the daily population counts of local inmates. Each day inmates arrive and leave the facility. The sheriffs office tracks the facilitys population using monthly av erages of the daily counts for each classification of inmate county, Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE), See page 4Inmate discount plan put on holdJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comOne of three defendants in a violent home invasion robbery last year is set to receive 15 years in prison, less time served, for his participation in the crime, which put a 72-yearold man in the hospital with se rious injuries. The victim has since died, though it is unclear whether his injuries contributed to his death. Marquel Shamon Davis, 19, of Margaretta agreed the morning of August 26 to plea to charges of home invasion robbery without a weapon, assault and battery on an elderly victim, grand theft, grand theft of a firearm and grand theft auto in exchange for his sentence, which will also include 10 years of probation following his release from prison. The defendant, who was in court for a change of plea hearing and represented by Gainesville attorney William Salmon, will get credit for the 139 days hes spent in county jail since his arrest on August 19, 2013, the day after the late evening robbery at a travel trailer on South Boulevard West. Assistant state attorney Ralph Yazdiya told Circuit Judge Mark Moseley he was prepared to prove at trial that Mr. Davis stole the cell phone of victim Johnny Johnson, as well as prescription pills, a television, knife, cash and credit cards. Judge Moseley said he would accept the plea deal provisionally, but he granted Mr. Yazdiyas request, on be half of the victims family, to delay the sentencing hearing so family members could gather their thoughts and present a victims statement at a later date. The judge set the sentencing hearing for September 2 at 9 a.m. in an effort to get the case resolved sooner rather than later. Mr. Davis co-defendants, Mardreakus Ford, 21, and Dedrick Jones, 23, both of Sanderson, are set to go to trial in October and Mr. Davis is expected to testify against them as a condition of the plea agreement. Unlike the other two defendants, Mr. Davis is not a convicted felon. Mr. Yazdiya said while nothing can fully satisfy the victims family, they have agreed to the plea arrangement. Without the deal, Judge Moseley told Mr. Davis he could face life in prison for his alleged crimes. Its a real possibility in this case, he said. The judge also said Mr. Davis, should he violate the terms of his probation, could spend some 30 years in prison as a re sult. On the night of the robbery Mr. Johnson was found by police bloodied and severely beaten. He suffered cuts and bruising on his face and arms that put him in the intensive care unit following emergency sur gery. They were apprehended after Deputy Earl Lord spotted the victims white 2000 Chevy pickup on U.S. 90 about 1:30 the next morning and gave chase as it sped away. The occupants, Mr. Ford and Mr. Jones, fled from the truck on foot near Lowder Street and Minnestoa Avenue in the west city. A search didnt locate the men, but a cell phone found in the stolen truck led police to a residence on 9th Street where JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comTwo men were shot near Keller Intermediate School after allegedly attacking a third man with a baton inside a residence in a trailer park on West Minnesota Avenue the after noon of August 20. Ricky Antonio Johnson, 35, of Glen St. Mary was hit in the hand and Michael Lamar Jones, 40, also of Glen, was shot in the right bicep area dur ing a confrontation with Brandon Alexander Ruise, 21, of Macclenny. According to police, witnesses, including Mr. Ruise, said the victims were attempting to start a fight with Mr. Ruise. They were reportedly at odds over a woman and Mr. Ruises brothers potential testimony against Michael Jones brother, Dedrick Deshawn Jones. Dedrick Jones is one of three suspects in an unrelated home invasion case from August, 2013 that left an elderly man hospitalized with serious injuries. He later died and Mr. Jones on Tuesday of this week entered into a plea agreement that includes giving testimony at an upcoming trial against his two co-defendants [see related story at left]. Witnesses told police Mr. Johnson and Michael Jones approached Mr. Ruise in the yard of the mobile home in lot 10 at 410 W. Minnesota Ave. try-Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Joel AddingtonMarquel Davis and his attorney William Salmon in court Tuesday.15 years for beating elderly manTwo shot near KIS last week Plan pends hearing in SeptemberSee page 2 See page 2 Overall its a good thing. It gives us a set amount to budget with.Commissioner Adam Giddens JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe die was cast after Supervisor of Elections Nita Crawford read aloud the early voting and absentee ballot results in Tuesdays primary election. The leading vote getters in five races at that time, shortly after polls closed at 7 p.m., would remain ahead of their respective opponents throughout the night. Former school superintendent Paula Barton won her Bennett, Barton inSee page 10

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Page 2 T B C P ursday, August 28, 2014 ThursdayMostly Sunny High: 93 Low: 71FridayMostly Sunny High: 93 Low: 73SaturdayIsolated T-storms High: 92 Low: 73SundayScat'd T-storms High: 93 Low: 74MondayScat'd T-storms High: 92 Low: 76 The Baker County Press Weather Aug. 28, 2014 Seven Day Forecast Today's High & Low Temperatures Last Week's Local Almanac Sun/Moon Chart This Week Weather History Aug. 28, 1959 Lieutenant Colonel William Rankin bailed out of his plane at a height of 46,000 feet into a violent thunderstorm and lived to write about the 45-minute journey. He said it was one of the most bizarre and painful experiences he could imagine.www.WhatsOurWeather.com Day Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Sunrise 7:03 a.m. 7:04 a.m. 7:04 a.m. 7:05 a.m. 7:05 a.m. 7:06 a.m. 7:06 a.m. Sunset 7:55 p.m. 7:54 p.m. 7:53 p.m. 7:51 p.m. 7:50 p.m. 7:49 p.m. 7:48 p.m. First 9/2 Full 9/8 Last 9/15 New 9/24 TuesdayMostly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 75WednesdayPartly Cloudy High: 91 Low: 72 St. Mary's River Levels Now Change Moniac, GA 5.63 ft. -0.02 ft. Macclenny 2.57 ft. -0.09 ft. Hunting/Fishing Times Day Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed AM 2:24-4:24 3:09-5:09 3:55-5:55 4:44-6:44 5:36-7:36 6:30-8:30 7:27-9:27 PM 1:54-3:54 2:39-4:39 3:25-5:25 4:14-6:14 5:06-7:06 6:00-8:00 6:57-8:57Peak Times Day Mon, 8/18 Tue, 8/19 Wed, 8/20 Thu, 8/21 Fri, 8/22 Sat, 8/23 Sun, 8/24 High 91 93 95 95 95 97 90 Low 73 73 73 73 70 73 72 Normals 91/72 91/72 91/72 91/72 91/72 91/72 91/72 Precip 0.04" 0.00" 0.00" 0.01" 0.00" 0.40" 0.16" Precipitation ................. 0.61" Normal precipitation .......... 1.64" Departure from normal ....... -1.03" Average temperature .......... 83.1 Average normal temperature .... 81.5 Departure from normal ........ +1.6Data as reported from Cecil Field Airport Fernandina Beach 87 / 76 Atlantic Beach 87 / 77 Callahan 92 / 73 Jacksonville 91 / 75 St. Augustine 89 / 75 Starke 92 / 71 High Springs 92 / 70 Watertown 93 / 69 Macclenny 93 / 71 Baldwin 93 / 72 Jasper 93 / 70 Crossroads Shopping Center | 816 S. 6th St. | Macclenny | Open 7 Days a Week 8 am 8 pmSALE PRICES GOOD AUGUST 27 SEPTEMBER 2, 2014.16 OZ. 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SchoonerTILAPIA they found Mr. Jones, along with a pair of shoes with soles matching footprints found at Mr. Johnsons home. The phones GPS tracker also pointed police to an address on Mack Ruise Road where Mr. Davis was hiding. There they found much of the pilfered property. Mr. Ford, whose record includes a robbery conviction in 2011, turned himself in at coun ty jail later that day. Authorities said at the time the victim, Mr. Johnson, whom all three suspects knew personally, opened his front door and the trio began assaulting him, one with a black pistol. From page 1 ing to bait him into a fight. Mr. Ruise then retreated inside the residence as Michael Jones allegedly retrieved an extendable black baton from his truck and both he and Mr. Johnson followed Mr. Ruise inside. Mr. Ruise told police Mr. Johnson soon grabbed him by the throat at Michael Jones direction and the latter man began striking him with the baton, according to the report of sheriffs investigator Chris Volz. Thats when Mr. Ruise said he grabbed a .22-caliber rifle by a couch nearby and after struggling with Mr. Johnson over the gun, fired one shot. Mr. Ruise said he heard a second shot go off, but didnt know why the rifle fired. He then fled the scene. Deputy Matthew Riegel was the first officer to respond to reports of shots fired at the location. He found Michael Jones wounded and unconscious but breathing. Mr. Johnson was outside with a wounded hand when police arrived. Both victims were taken to Fraser Memorial for treatment and later UF Health, formerly Shands Jacksonville. Both Michael Jones and Mr. Johnson where uncooperative when interviewed by sheriffs investigators. Mr. Johnson refused to give any information on how he was shot while Michael Jones was evasive, according to Deputy Clement Leos account, about who shot him, who else was present at the time or where the gun came from. Recovered from the scene were the rifle, two spent .22-caliber shell casings, three live .22-caliber rounds and a picture frame with a bullet hole in it. Police records show deputies met with assistant state attorney Ralph Yazdiya about the case following the suspect and victim interviews. Because the victims appeared to be the instigators in the confrontation and Mr. Ruise seemed to be acting in self defense, Mr. Yazdiya agreed that there was no probable cause to arrest Mr. Ruise. Keller Intermediate School had about 20 children at the campus for extended day care when the 5:15 p.m. shooting occurred and the school was placed on temporary lock down, Sheriff Joey Dobson said last week. He said no bullets exited the trailer, however. From page 1Two shot near Keller school15 year sentencefor beatingTwo county residents recently reported cash stolen from them, and persons they named as likely suspects denied involvement when questioned by police. Hauge he believed a Macclenny woman who visited his residence on Aunt Mary Harvey Road the evening of August 20 stole his wallet and $675. The victim further stated he suspected the woman pick-pocketed him while giving him a hug just before she departed. The woman, questioned at her residence later, insisted Mr. Steves told her she could not remain at his residence that evening because police were due there to investigate theft of jewelry and money. The victim countered that he was referring to an earlier theft. Judy Barefoot told Deputy Jeremiah Combs she awakened been lifted from a safe she kept near her bed at her residence in the Woodlawn Park trailer park. The victim suggested her son and his girlfriend may be responsible since they spent the night there, but both denied involvement. Christopher Bonds reported a $50 bicycle belonging to his young son was taken overnight on August 22 from the porch of his residence on South 5th St. in Macclenny. Deputy Trey McCullough noted in his report that a damaged bike was left at the scene.Two reports of cash taken from residence

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Page3AUGUST 28, 2014 It doesnt take a seasoned pollster to conclude that Baker County residents are in no mood for property tax increases. They see county government (as opposed to boards that oversee schools, Macclen ny and Glen St. Mary) coping with having at least a million dollars more in spending than revenue, and they want the county commission to correct that discrepancy without the option of adding millage to the taxing rates. The next few days will tell the tale; commissioners by now should have a good idea where the problem areas lie, and will have tough decisions to make taking either the road to further cuts or the road to higher taxes. What strikes this observer, however, perusing Facebook posts on the budget crises and listening to comments from citizens, is how some people still dont grasp what county governments have to deal with, and whose is in charge of what. For instance, a frequent criticism revolves around dirt roads. A resident of Cuyler might ask why the city cant do anything about paving her wash board road. Actually, if the road ever was surfaced, it would be the countys project. Macclenny doesnt maintain roads outside the city limits. Other examples: why cant the county bring Shoals Park up to the level of a major tourist attraction, or why cant it bring in industries like a bowl ing alley, a theater or steak house? The answer lies somewhere between not having the funds and it not being the responsibility of county government. A better understanding of those responsibilities would better clarify the budget crisis we currently face. Im teaching English at the high school for the get my students thinking outside the box. Were learning about Native American pictographs and Emogis. If you dont recognize either term, a pictograph is a picture that describes something. For Native Americans it might be a warrior stretched leather. In modern terms think the Nike swoosh or the symbol for the men and womens restroom in a pub lic place. It doesnt matter if you are in Jackson ville or Istanbul, the symbol is the same and is completely recognizable. An emogi is relatively new. A Japanese computer geek got tired of being misunderstood when he was out in cyberspace and wanted to create images to go along with the text of his message. So he created simple emogis. They are called that because it is a combination of e the Japanese word for language and mogi for pictures. Think smiley face. They were an immediate hit on social media. Facebook wanted its own detailed series of emogis so they paid Pixar, the company that created Toy Story, to design images, or what they call emoticons symbols that indicate a particular emotion. Its gotten so popular that another Japanese computer expert is working on a 100,000 character emogi vocabulary that he believes could be a universal written language. Once you learned what the emogis meant it wouldnt matter if you were in Zambia or Turkmenistan or Lithuania or Macclenny; you could communicate with pictures. Its kind of like watching those old black and white Randolph Scott westerns from the 50s where the cavalry was trying to communicate with the Indians via sign language. As we talked about it in class I realized how recognizable some of these pictographs really are. It doesnt matter where you are in the world, if you have a Nike swoosh on your T-shirt theres a good chance the logo is going to be recognized. Theres an interesting side story about how that happened. The two young shoe makers who formed Nike decided that the best way to get their brand across to the public was to sink all their money into signing a hot new athlete fresh out of the University of North Carolina who looked a sure bet to be an NBA star. They did and put his charged double the going rate for the sneakers. Nike and Air Jordans changed the tennis shoe market so that today a new Nike style release is a media event and they can charge hundreds of dollars for a pair of shoes it costs $10 to make. Plenty of brand logos are instantly recognizable. In sports the UnderArmour logo, Adidas three stripes and Pumas leaping cat are familiar worldwide. Budweisers crown, the golden arches, the red Target bullseye, the Apple with a bite out of it, Mercedes Benz badge, the red, white and blue swoosh of Pepsi, and the CBS eye are Companies clearly understand the importance Chevrolet wants to sell cars in Europe and Asia in much the way Ford has for years. The Ford Focus didnt come from Detroit; it came from their European market where it has been popular since the 1990s. So Chevy realized its logo pictograph, so common here, had to become just as common around the world. What did they do? Just like Nike did in the early 80s, they turned to sports. Chevy spent $560 million to have its logo emblazoned across the front of arguably the most famous sports team in the world, the Manchester in the opening game of the English League last week it was with a gold Chevy badge across the front of their jerseys. Millions of fans in Europe, Africa and Asia will soon be wearing Chevy and the company is convinced it will help sales of their cars worldwide. Interesting how that works. From cave drawings to hieroglyphics to coat of arms to brand logos to emogis, a picture is still worth a thousand words 40,000 years later. Or $560 million, if you believe Chevrolet. IMPRESS I ONSJim McGauley LIKE US ONFACEBOOK TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION Readers react to shooting near KellerOur readers reacted to the re port of a shooting involving two men the afternoon of August 20 near Keller Intermediate in west Macclenny. Marc Lyon: They need to move the drug dealers o those corners down there by the school! Kimberly Wood Thank God it wasnt during school hours! They need to move that school! Ashli Hunter-Barton: While everyone is concerned about their own children at that school, shouldnt we as a community be worried about the children growing up in the middle of all the violence? Terra Powless Stewart: Ex actly why they need to move this school. And this isnt nothing new in that area. Ashley Dancy-Cruce: This is ridiculous. I agree with the parents who say the school shouldve been relocated before now. Too many children caught in the middle of a dangerous area. Adrian Williams: When you read The Baker County Press you dont always read about MLK. All the crime either in Glen St. Mary or Taylor, but as soon as some thing happens there now its time to move the school. When they say something bout a meth lab near Keller nobody cares. Ive been in this ghetto all my life; its not the people that stays in my neighborhood thats committing these crimes; its people coming from somewhere else. The next time you see some body selling drugs, video it on your phone. Nancy Gris: This is ridiculous. Parents of all the students at Keller should have been notied about this. Elizabeth Campbell: I agree. I asked and all they would tell me was there was an incident. we are here to ease some minds. Kristal Mari Miller: They might not all live in that neighborhood but black, white or whatever, theres a reason they are coming in. And thats a problem. That area has been a known problem for many years and with good reason. Yes, there are problems in other areas but not within seconds of a schoolhouse. People have the right to demand something be done be fore its too late and something tragic happens. Our children are irreplaceable. Calvin Stevens: Its funny how the people who always be blaming the popo for not hav ing a cop on every corner are da same ones who be talkin bout making cuts and lower taxes. Cant have ya cake and eat it too. Jus cause they are black people on da corner people assume they are drug dealers. Shannon Loyd: A meth lab can kill a child if it blows up. These people dont understand about mixing chemicals. Cindy Clark Rhoden: Please do not bring your thug selves to our county. We do not need or want you here. Christy Manucy: I dont even like sending my daughters to that school. It really needs to be moved. Glenda Crawley: Moving the school is not the answer. Clean up the neighborhood and get the drug dealers o the street. Its really a small area; cant he police focus on that one area and clean it up? Joisanna Langner Kirby: This is BULLCRAP! This is a major problem area with children at risk. We need cops to be on school property when kids are there, including extended day. This is a horrible location for any children to travel through to attend school. It needs to be moved for safety reasons Anna Denise Lewis: That neighborhood was horrible when I went to that school and thats been 19-20 years ago. So if they havent been able to clean it up in that time period then I dont think theyre going to. Something has got to be done with the situation and quickly. Amber Brieanna: My daughter is still young but will not be attending, even if I have to move again. I agree that there is a lot we dont know til its posted on Facebook. School should be moved and serious concern for the children being brought up in that area. I grew up in Baker county and I dont remember it being this bad. Joshua Roberts: We have to get the kids away from that area. My son just started there and Im not happy. Michael Davis: I will be look ing into relocating my child next year when she will be going to that school. Mum N Nana: All parents should have been notied. Its time parents got together and did something about this. As one person you cant always do much, but as a group we can do anything! Callie Aaron Crosby: Re gardless of where the school is located, nothing will be done until an innocent child has been killed, whether by bullet or drugs. Ashli Hunter-Barton: Most kids that go to Keller dont see or know about what goes on out side the gates because the play area only has a small view of the streets. Its next to the Head Start building ... and yet I havent seen anyone mention that. Im not saying this in favor of the school, I do agree its a tough hood as most people put it. Join the discussion by searching for The Baker County Press and liking our Facebook page. We post questions for readers as well as news updates and links to content at bakercountypress.com. You can also nd us on Twitter (@ bakercopress) and on YouTube as well. MY SIDE OFTHE MATTERROBERT GERARD Graphic imaging is still eective aer 40,000 yearsKnow responsibilities of county government

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Page 4 T B C P ursday, August 28, 2014U.S. Marshals Service, Bureau of Prisons or miscellaneous. So how much could the county have saved had the new deal been in place previously? Well, heres a break down for the last six-month period for which figures are available. The average of the monthly average daily counts of county inmates for the six months ending June 30 was 134.4. Had the new agreement been in place, the countys half-year bill for locals would have been $1,964,931. Under the contract in place now, the bill for the same period would have been $2,036,452, which includes a 2 percent prepayment discount of $83,120. So, the savings under the amended agreement, as compared to the current agreement, wouldve been $71,520 for the six month period, or projected over a year, some $143,000. That figure is far less than the $300,000 to $400,000 in potential annual savings commissioners were talking about last month. The 125 beds in the deal are guaranteed, however, and the new proposal comes at a time when a increase in federal detainees has pushed the 500-bed jail managed by the sheriffs office and owned by the nonprofit BCDC to capacity. Still, its doubtful that local inmates would be sent to other facilities so space would be available for more federal inmates who fetch the higher $84.72 daily rate. Its a rate that could rise in the future, too, Mr. Bishop has said, since BCDC is currently negotiating a new contract with ICE officials. Sheriff Joey Dobson also said last week, when com missioners questioned what it would cost to house Baker Countys detainees elsewhere, that theres little excess space at jails in neighboring counties, making such transfers even less likely. Another caveat to the new deal relates to medical costs born by BCDC for the treat ment of local prisoners. Under the new agreement, the county is responsible for reimbursing BCDC for any medical expenses above $150,000 annually. Last year, the additional costs topped $120,000. The agreement also stipulates BCDC must provide actual cost information to the county for future evaluation and adjustment of the countys daily rate. Overall its a good thing, said Commissioner Adam Giddens a few days after the August 19 board meeting in which commissioners tabled the deal. It gives us a set amount to budget with. Facing a budget deficit topping $1.1 million for the com ing fiscal year starting October 1, commissioners decided that evening to attempt to cut 10 percent from its current budget, or at least the portion of it thats controlled by the board of county commissioners. The panel also directed the county manager to request 10 percent reductions in the constitutional officers current budgets totaling about $4.9 million. The lions share of that spending $3.5 million is attributed to the sheriffs office. When it came time to approve the new inmate housing agreement with BCDC, Mr. Giddens requested the boards support in tabling the measure. He said after the meeting he wanted to do the math and re view it before voting on it. He anticipated getting daily coun ty inmate counts from Sharon Padgett, a frequent county commission attendee and budget hawk. She said she made a public records request for the figures going back a few years. But Mr. Giddens wasnt the only commissioner looking for more information. Board chair man Jimmy Anderson, a roofing contractor, has requested the lease price per square foot for the county jail, which also includes administrative office, training and motor pool space for the sheriffs office. Commissioners agreed there was plenty of time before the October 1 start date of the new agreement to reconsider it at a later date. Still, the decision came after a hour-plus-long budget workshop in which residents pleaded for commissioners to cut more spending in or der to avoid dipping into some $6-plus-million in reserves. Clerk of Courts Al Fraser has for years warned the county needs $4-5 million in reserves to cover three months of expenses at the beginning of the fiscal year before tax and other revenues begin arriving in county coffers. From page 1 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 THANK YOUTo ALL of the citizens of Baker County, THANK YOU!! Thank you for your generosity during this time. Thank you for allowing me to enter your homes and taking time out of your day to listen to what I had to say. It was very refreshing to talk to old friends, make new friends and know that we all want what is best for Baker County. That is why I have so much pride for our community. Thank you to all of the candidates in all of the political races. It was a pleasure talking, joking and laughing with all of you. It makes me very proud, no matter what the outcome, knowing that there are so many people who share the same love for Baker County that I do. I would like to thank all my friends and family for all of your support throughout this campaign. Your hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed and it was greatly appreciated.With Warm Regards, With Warm Regards, Jack Baker III Candidate for Baker County Clerk of Courts Baker CountyF airQueen PageantSaturday, September 27at 7:30 P.M.AT THE FAIRGROUNDSQueen ages 15-18-$15 Entry FeeDress: Evening Gown $100 Cash Prize Crown, Trophy, Sash for winnerFill out the application and mail by September 19, 2014 to: Fair Queen Pageant, P.O. Box 492, Macclenny, FL 32063 Call 838-1121 for information. www.bakercountyfair.comName:________________________________________ Address:______________________________________ Age:_________ Phone:__________________________The Baker County Fair Association abides by the rules and regulations of the Miss Florida Teen Pageant. A copy of the rules will be given to each contestant. The committee will contact you after your application has been received. Thank you for your participation. Sponsors receive advertisement. On hold: discount for local inmatesJON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comA Glen St. Mary man was arrested the night of August 24 for domestic violence after he allegedly choked his wife and slammed her to the ground during an argument with children present. Lieutenant David Bryant received a call from neighbors who lived in the area where a disturbance was taking place on Orbey Rhoden Road, and they said they could hear children running out of the residence screaming and a woman yelling she had been choked. Lt. Bryant, Deputy Johnny Hodges and Corporal Tony Norman responded to the residence, but suspect Brian arrival. Dep. Hodges met with victim Mendy Hance, 29, in the front yard, who said she was in her bed with their 4-year-old child trying to get him to sleep when Mr. Hance came into the room and told her to leave. He began cursing at her when she refused to do so and she left the room with the child. She went into the living room where her 6and 9-year-old children were located, and her husband followed her and began arguing with her once again. The suspect grabbed her and slammed her during the argument in the living room, she said. Mrs. Hance told Dep. Hodges they was able to break free and tell her 9-year-old daughter to run to neighbors and call police. Mr. Hance then allegedly threw a vacuum at Mr. Hance then chased after the 9-yearold girl as she ran out the front door to pre vent her from calling police. Mrs. Hance said she pursued them and saw her husband put the child in a bear hug and place his hands over her mouth because she was screaming for help. The girl was able to free herself and then ran back to her mother. Mrs. Hances daughter and mother backed up her story. After collecting statements, Lt. Bryant and Cpl. Norman remained in the area in case the suspect returned. Mr. Hance ar rived back at the residence about 15 mincers followed him and Cpl. Norman gave the suspect multiple commands to get on the ground, which he ignored. Lt. Bryant then deployed his Taser, striking Mr. Hance in the upper torso. The suspect ignored more commands to get on the In addition to the domestic battery charge, Mr. Hance was also charged with two other counts of battery and resisting arrest without violence. In a similar incident, a Macclenny man was arrested the afternoon of August 19 for domestic violence after he allegedly pressed his sister against a sliding glass door by her throat following an argument about com ments he accused her of making about his girlfriend. Deputy Robert Simpkins responded to the residence on Islamorada Drive where he met with victim Maggie Washburn, 34, who was crying and had red marks around her Brock Brooks, 30, attacked her inside her Mrs. Washburn said her brother snapped, which is when he pressed her against the glass door. She was able to pull bedroom her mother was in. He followed her and pushed the bedroom door open as she tried to lock him out. She told Dep. Simpkins she tried to call the police, but Mr. Brooks snatched the phone from her hand, ripping it from the wall. Mrs. Washburn escaped the suspect once again, as she locked herself into her ve hicle and called the police. Mr. Brooks then left the residence in his Chevrolet Tahoe. Their parents backed up Mrs. Washburns story. Corporal Koty Crews located Mr. Brooks in the back parking lot of Calendars a short time later and Dep. Simpkins responded to the restaurant to speak with the suspect. Mr. Brooks said he and his sister were arguing when she began to slap him. He said he grabbed her wrists, but denied grabbing her around the neck. While handcuffing the suspect, Dep. Simpkins noticed scratches on Mr. Brooks wrists that appeared to be consistent with Mrs. Washburn trying to pull away from him. In another incident, a Glen St. Mary man was arrested the evening of August 22 for domestic violence and violating an injunction for domestic violence after he allegedly grabbed his mother by the throat and struck her in the face. Cpl. Norman responded to the residence on Water Oak Lane and spoke with a slightly intoxicated Stephanie Sowards. She said 3-year-old children for a ride on their gokart. They returned about 15 minutes later after they got in a wreck, which resulted in some scrapes on the children. She said her son and his girlfriend Heather Crews took the children into the bathroom to check on the injuries. While in the bathroom, an argument broke out between Ms. Sowards and Mr. Doss and they began yelling at each other, at which time she said he hit her in the eye. call 911. She said Mr. Doss and Ms. Crews left the house with the children while she was on the phone. Ms. Sowards said they possibly went Ms. Crews has an active injunction on Mr. Doss. Cpl. Norman located Mr. Doss, Ms. Crews and the children and spoke with the suspect. Mr. Doss said his mother was very intoxicated and was yelling at everyone because of the go-kart injuries. He said when he went to exit the bathroom, Ms. Sowards slipped due to her drunken state and he accidentally struck her in the face when trying to prevent her from falling. The corporal then informed Mr. Doss of the injunction order Ms. Crews had taken out in 2010, and he said he didnt know it was still active.Choked wife with kids presentAlumni reunionThe reunion of alumni of the former Taylor School and their friends will be held on Saturday, September 6 starting at 5 pm at the Ag Center on US 90 in west Macclenny. Meat, bread and beverages will be provided, so please bring a vegetable, salad or des sert. Cakes are needed for the cakewalk, and donations will be accepted to cover expenses. Please RSVP to Benny Fish at 742-1516 or Tara Yarbrough Holman at 449-6566.Entries sought for vet paradeThe Baker County veterans Appreciation Committee is looking for parade participants for November 15. If you have a veteran you would like to honor by hav ing them ride in the parade, or would like to have a militaryScott Crews at 259-0978 for a registration form. event to honor our veterans. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm 8981 S. SR 228 Macc. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Tues. & Thurs. 6:45 7:45 pm | BC Health Department

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ursday, August 28, 2014 T B C P Page 5 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. THANK YOU! I would like to thank everyone for their support in the primary election! JON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comA Jacksonville man who was released from prison in January was arrested again August 23 on multiple charges, including armed burglary and two counts of aggravated assault after he attempted to stab correcburglarizing the Baker Correctional weight room and then Deputy Jeremiah Combs responded to BCI August 22 and Travis Williams and Treyce Sanders. They told the deputy they were conducting a building check of the Dowling Center and the weight room across the street. They heard noise coming from the weight room and saw the front door was unsecured. They told the officer they opened the door and reached in to turn on the light and saw a man, later identivin Finley Jr., 46, in a black hoodie standing close to them. Mr. Williams said the suspect then produced a large kitchen knife and charged at them, but they were able to clear the doorway before he could reach them. Mr. Williams fore losing sight of him. A K-9 unit tracked a scent north of the complex to near by railroad tracks. It followed the scent for another couple hundred yards until it reached a grassy spot that appeared to have been driven over. The K-9 lost track of the scent, but picked up another one on the way back to the complex, leading police to a crowbar, empty whiskey bottle and paper cup that contained ice and smelled of whiskey. The next day, Deputy Robert Simpkins received a call from a CSX conductor operating a train on the tracks that run be hind the Dowling Center about a vehicle that appeared to be stuck in the woods beside the track. Deputies Simpkins and Combs responded to the scene but couldnt locate the vehicle or anyone in the area. A short time later, Dep. Simpkins saw a male subject walking beside the railroad track toward his location. The male walked into the woods when he saw the officer and then ignored verbal commands to stop. As Dep. Simpkins ap proached the area, he found the vehicle belonging to Mr. Finley. A check revealed the suspect had an extensive history of burglary, according to the cated a black hoodie and knife in the vehicle, along with a shot glass and empty liquor bottles. A scent track was easily reestablished and police had the suspect in custody within minman inside the weight room. Mr. Finley was also charged ny criminal mischief. In another incident, a state hospital patient was named in a criminal complaint August 20 for felony battery after he allegedly struck a doctor and employee after he was caught smoking on hospital grounds. Corporal Christopher Walker responded to the hospital and met with Eugene Stofer who said he and Dr. Richard Hamilton were jumped by pa tient Pedro Rodriguez, 33, on August 19. The doctor reportedly told Mr. Rodriguez his restrictions were being continued after he caught the patient smoking. The suspect then jumped up from the table and allegedly struck Dr. Hamilton, causing him to fall from his seat. Mr. Stofer attempted to cover up the victim as the attack continued, until other staff members were able to pull the suspect away. In a similar incident, an employee of the state hospital was named in a criminal complaint August 24 for battery after he allegedly slapped a female coworker across the face several times earlier in the week. Dep. Combs met with victim Melanie Grant, 24, of Jacksonville at the hospital the night cer on the afternoon of August 21 that Robert Phillips, 50, of Macclenny walked up behind her and said he was sorry for touching her before slapping her four times on the cheeks with both hands simultaneously. Ms. Grant said she waited to call the police because a supervisor said he would handle cer she didnt think Mr. Phillips was playing around during the incident. Dep. Combs then spoke with Mr. Phillips at his residence on every day when his shift begins. He admitted he tapped Ms. Grants face but denied that it was in a hurtful manner. He denied any intent of causing harm and apologized for the confusion.Ex-con arrested outside BCIfor attacking ocers, burglaryJON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comA 17-year-old BCHS student was arrested the morning of August 20 for assault and disturbing the peace after she allegedly threatened to attack a teacher while disrupting class for the third straight day. Deputy Earl Lord spoke with the teen, teacher Kimberly Farley and a teachers assistant about the incident. The student was yelling and uncoher. Mrs. Farley and school mental health counthreatened to beat up the teacher while standing in front of her. The suspect continued to yell and disobey Mrs. Farley before she was arrested. In another incident, a St. Augustine man was named in a criminal complaint August 23 for aggravated battery after he allegedly pushed a Deputy Christopher Clutter met with Jessica Dupuy, 21, of Dixon, TN at Fraser Hospital, where she was treated for her injuries. She told somewhere on Lowder Street near Macedonia Store. She said her friend Logan Morrison, 20, was heavily intoxicated and was attempting to drive his Ford Taurus. Ms. Dupuy said she reached through the driv er door in an attempt to get the keys when Mr. Morrison rapidly accelerated with her halfway out of the vehicle. She fell to the ground and told the fall. Two friends drove her to the hospital and gave Dep. Clutter similar stories. Dep. Clutter spoke with Ms. Dupuy by phone later in the day and she said she was diagnosed with a possible degenerative disc disorder and she requested to press charges. She also told the pushed her out the window onto the ground. Several attempts were made to locate Mr. Morrison to no avail. In another incident, a Macclenny man was named in a criminal complaint August 20 for battery after he attacked a woman as she slept. Deputy Johnny Hodges met with Amy Burks at a residence on Railroad Avenue where she said David Johnson, 50, attacked Christie Raulerson, rive. Dep. Hodges noticed Ms. Raulersons hand was bleeding and she had swelling to her temple as she spoke about the incident. She told him she was sleeping in her bed when she awoke to Mr. Johnson repeatedly striking her in the head and face. She said he grabbed her by the throat at one erson said she didnt know what provoked the suspect to attack her. Ms. Raulerson said Mr. Johnson had stayed the night at the residence several times but does not reside there. She told Dep. Hodges she thinks he entered through the front door that was possibly unsecured.BCHS student arrested for threat and repeat disruption Alvin Finley Jr.JON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comA Macclenny woman met with Deputy Michael Antonini August 18 in reference to a credit card fraud complaint after two charges totaling $67 were made using her card at the Kangaroo on East Macclenny Avenue during the previous week. covered the fraudulent charges when she awoke that morning. gust 11 for $32 and the second took place August 14 for $35. She said she suspected her boyfriend took the debit card without her permission while she was asleep, but he denied any allegations when she questioned him. Dep. Antonini and the woman viewed the surveillance footage from the store, but it didnt depict any fraudulent activity inside the store or at the pumps. In a similar incident, a Macclenny woman was the victim of fraud after her information stolen cell phone on two occasions. The woman met with Dep. Antonini August 18 and told from her cell phone insurance carrier, Azurion, that she had been denied a claim August 5 for a lost or stolen iPhone 5. Azurion informed her that it was the second time someone used her information and that the request was approved the Fraudulent charges on card ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm 8981 S. SR 228 Macc.

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Page 6 T B C P ursday, August 28, 2014 Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional Care Private Spacious Indoor/Outdoor RunsComplete Bath, De-flea & Groom ....... $20-$25 Bath, De-flea & Nails Clip . . . . . . $10-$15 Boarding (per actual day).................. $5-$10 Its that time again!PARENTS -Please check with your children for the dental bussing papers sent home with them from school. Children who are on Medicaid are eligible. Sign up for the Dental Bussing Program today!Call 259-6291 ext. 2282for more informationBaker County Health Depar tment480 W. Lowder St., Macclenny (904) 259-6291 CITY OF MACCLENNY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY OF MACCLENNY 2025 FUTURE LAND USE MAP AND ZONING MAPe City Commission of the City of Macclenny, Florida shall consider nal action of Ordinance No. 14-08, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN OR DINANCE RELATING TO AMENDING THE 2025 FUTURE LAND USE MAP WHICH SHALL CHANGE THE FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATION FOR APPROXIMATELY 2.04 ACRES DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (LDR) TO COMMERCIAL MEDIUM INTENSITY (CMI) RELATED TO A SMALL SCALE DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY; REZONING THE PROPERTY AS DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM RESIDENTIAL, SINGLE FAMILY (RS-2) TO COMMERCIAL, GENERAL (CG); PROVID ING FOR INTENT; AUTHORITY; FINDINGS OF CONSISTENCY; FINDINGS OF FACT; SEVERABILITY; RECORDATION AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE SYNOPSIS: e Subject Property for Ordinance No. 14-08 consists of approximately 2.04 acre located on the south side of County Road 23B, west of State Road 121 (see map). Ordinance No. 14-08 will cause the Subject Property to be classied Commercial Medium Intensity on the Citys 2025 Future Land Use Map (FLUM) and Commercial, General on the Citys Zoning Map. e applications are being sought in order to construct community-scale retail to residents living within the north area of Macclenny. A public hearing on the rst reading of the proposed Ordinance was held on August 12, 2014. A public hearing requiring City Commission action on the proposed Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Av enue, Macclenny, Florida. e City Commission meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public hearing will be held shortly aer the meeting is called to order. Interested persons may appear at the hearing and be heard regarding the adoption of the proposed annexation. e complete legal description by metes and bounds and the proposed Ordinance may be obtained from the oce of the City Clerk at City Hall on Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Should any person decide to appeal any decision made as a result of this hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of these proceedings is made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special ac commodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Manager at (904) 259-0972 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. A Jacksonville man was arrested the morning of August briety test when he was pulled over for reckless driving. Deputy Daryl Mobley received the complaint and located the Ford truck driven by Christopher Hostler, 37, driv ing west on U.S. 90. Mr. Hostler crossed the solid line on the right side of the road as he turned onto SR 121. The truck then drifted into the turning lane for about 100 feet before going back out along the edge of the curb. It quickly moved back into the turning lane, at which time Dep. Mobley stopped the driver. Deputy Hauber was riding along with Dep. Mobley and he asked for Mr. Hostlers license, registration and proof of insurance. The suspect inconcealed weapon permit before giving the deputy the license after a second request. Hostler to step out of the vehicle after he told them he had weapons inside. After exiting the truck, the suspect stumbled into the roadway and then to the rear of his vehicle. The suspect appeared drunk with bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, and he admitted to drinking earlier in the morning. sobriety test and was taken to county jail, where he blew a .186 on the breath test. Florida Highway Patrol troopers arrested two other motorists for DUI in succes sive days recently, one of them after he was observed driving in reverse on SR 121 just south of Interstate 10 early on August 17. Trooper Kari Hilliard said she was re-fueling at the nearby Exxon station just after midnight when she saw the 2002 Ford driven by Joseph P. Williams, 41, of Macclenny backing up in front of the Country Club Lounge. Occupants of the vehicle were yelling at lounge patrons, and a passing semi-truck sounded its horn in alarm. The trooper then got behind the Ford after it turned east on Estate St. and Mr. Williams did not stop until he drove onto his property in sobriety tests at the scene and his blood alcohol level measured .120 at county jail. Danny Raulerson, 51, of Sanderson was arrested the evening of August 16 after Trooper Joseph Farley pulled over his swerving westbound 2003 Jeep on U.S. 90 near In terstate 10. sobriety tests and his blood alcohol level later tested at .262, more than three times the legal limit in Florida. In another incident, a Macclenny man was arrested the night of August 18 for driving with an expired tag of more than six months after he was pulled over for the infraction the third time the suspect had been stopped for the same reason. Deputy Christopher Clutter was traveling behind a Ford truck when he noticed the trucks registration sticker expired in July 2013. The truck, driven by 25-year-old Matthew Baughman, then turned onto CR 139B without signaling, at which time Dep. Clutter pulled it over. Baughman why the registration was expired and the suspect told him he had just got the vehicle and didnt have the chance to get it registered yet. A check showed Mr. Baughman was cited June 23 by Deputy Trey McCullough for operating the same truck with an expired tag of more than six months. The suspect was issued a verbal warning four days later by Deputy Michael Antonini while driving the same truck. Dep. Antonini also cited the suspect for a cracked windshield, which still hadnt been Mr. Baughman admitted to lying to Dep. Clutter due to his history of being pulled over.JON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comTwo Middleburg residents were arrested the night of August 23 for possession of a controlled substance after police found drugs in the motel room the suspects were staying in while responding to a stolen vehicle call from Duval County. Deputy Jeremiah Combs learned that the stolen Toyota Camry was possibly at the Econo Lodge in Macclenny and could be occupied by Misty Smith, 31. The vehicle was empty but the front desk clerk said the two people who arrived in the vehicle were in room 105. Officers approached the room and made contact with Kerry Thomas, 50. Dep. Combs saw Ms. Smith in a bed in the room while the door was open and asked her to step outside. She told the deputy she was in possession of the Toyota and was then placed under arrest. She asked to retrieve her shoes, and inside the room, Sgt. Ben Anderson saw in plain sight a box of steel wool pads smoking crack. The top mattress on one of the beds was not aligned with the box spring and an unlabeled pill bottle could clearly be seen wedged between the two mattresses, the sergeants report shows. Sgt. Anderson pulled the mattress up and found two unlabeled pill bottles. One of the bottles contained 12 Hydroco done pills and the other had 16 Xanax pills. A search under the other bed revealed the outer metal tube of a tire gauge with a small amount of steel wool pushed into it. In another incident, a Glen St. Mary woman was ar rested the night of August 22 for disorderly conduct after she drunkenly screamed and cursed at police who responded to her 911 call about damaged property. Deputy Johnny Hodges responded to the Boyce Road residence and spoke with Joevita Staley, 40. The officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from her, and she was belligerent as he tried to determine why she called 911. Ms. Staley began ranting about someone who resides in the area who drove an ATV through her front yard. Dep. Hodges asked her to calm herself down several times, but she went inside and began slamming items around in the living room. She then went back outside on the front porch and made verbal threats about hurting someone once Dep. Hodges left. She was placed under ar rest. In yet another incident, a Macclenny man was named in a criminal complaint August 18 an officer approached him about an active local warrant. Dep. Combs saw Antonio Lee, 28, standing outside 435 S. West Blvd. and knew he was wanted for felony bat suspect about the warrant, he mands to stop running. The deputy lost sight of Mr. tin Luther King Drive. Dep. Combs chased the suspect through the yards of several residences on the street while threatening to use his Taser if unable to strike Mr. Lee with it, however. He lost sight of the suspect once again in the area of Joan Street and couldnt locate Mr. Lee. County deputies arrested outstanding criminal warrants, one of them a juvenile passenger in a vehicle stopped east of Sanderson following an alleged disturbance. The 16-year-old male with a Glen St. Mary address was wanted in Duval County for on on school property. Deputy Jeremiah Johnson said he was on patrol on US 90 in Sanderson the evening of August 19 when he saw occupants of a vehicle leaning out shouting to others near the intersection with CR 127. He stopped the car near Arnold Rhoden Road, and a routine identity check produced the warrant information. In other arrests, Deputy Robert Simpkins said he arrested Rebecca Mann, 27, at Road the morning of August 24 on a Charlton County, GA warrant for violating probation on an original charge of littering and trespass. learned Ms. Mann was wanted on another warrant in Duval County for driving on a suspended license. Deputy Trey McCullough arrested Steven Craycraft, 23, at his residence on U.S. 90 in Olustee the morning of August 18 on a Columbia County warrant for violating probation for grand theft. Christopher Booth, 33, of Glen St. Mary turned himself in at the county courthouse the morning of August 19. He was wanted in Duval County for violating probation on a resisting arrest charge. Lonnie Combs, 44, of Sanderson was in county jail on August 21 when served with a Columbia County warrant for violating probation.Glen juvenile wanted for a weapon violationReckless driver is found to be drunk Couple had stolen car, drugs at motel ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm 8981 S. SR 228 Macc. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Tues. & Thurs. 6:45 7:45 pm | BC Health Department

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ursday, August 28, 2014 T B C P Page 7BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 602 S. Sixth Street, Macclenny 259-6702 100 S. Lima Street, Baldwin 266-1041BANK ONLINE 24/7www.countryfcu.com Member Appreciation DayFriday, August 29at our Macclenny & Baldwin branchesStop in and enjoy a hotdog, drinks and giveaways Contact the Baker County Family YMCA for more infor mation or to register for these upcoming programs!SWAMPMAN 100September 27 Register until Sept. 20 Discount for early registration Race starts at 7:30 am Enjoy a short distance or challenge yourself with a longer route.www.FirstCoastYMCA.org259.089898 W. Lowder St., MacclennyMembership not required to participate in programs or events.Upcoming events at the Baker County Family YMCA Political advertisement paid for and approved by Adam Giddens, Republican for Baker County Commissioner, District 4. THANK YOU! I sincerely want to thank you for the honor of serving as your County Commissioner the past four years. I have served you to the best of my ability with honesty and integrity. I appreciate all of you who voted for me. To my campaign greatly appreciated! Now, lets all pull together for the future of Baker County. Thank you and may God bless! SPECIAL EXCEPTIONrf ntbttt nttt tftf tntn ttnt tt tt tt Baker County Fair AssociationDOGSHOWSaturday, September 27at 6:00 p.m. Livestock Barn at the Fairgrounds BRING YOUR FAVORITE DOG!!! Please no livestock, dogs only! Ages 4 18 | www.bakercountyfair.comMust have current rabies shot. JON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comMore than $300 worth of stolen merchandise was recovered from Walmart the afternoon of August 19 after store security was involved in a physical altercation with the man trying to take the items. a vehicle after breaking free. Deputy Michael Antonini learned that an unknown white lot traveling south on SR 228 in a Ford Explorer with a Georgia tag. He canvassed the area but was unable to locate the ve hicle. Back at the store, a security employee told the officer he saw two white males remove tools from their packaging in the hardware department around 3:40, so he began following them. One of the men was wearing a green shirt, blue shorts and a ball cap, while the other was dressed in a white tank top, tan shorts and black shoes. Security personnel told Dep. Antonini the man in the green shirt took items throughout his time in the store while the man in the white tank top followed the suspect around. He stopped the suspect at the front door, but the man refused to go to the security emphysically detain the suspect by grabbing his arm. The suspect then dropped the items and the two became involved in a physical altercation. Moments later, the suspect struck the employee in the jaw, causing a laceration under his chin. The man in the tank top stood by as the altercation took place without intervening. ward his vehicle, but the employee followed him and saw him get into the vehicle with the Georgia tag number. A search of the tag didnt provide any records. As the vehicle man in the white tank top ran to catch up and got in. In a similar incident, police are searching for four black females who entered Walmart with a young juvenile the night of August 21 and stole about $500 worth of merchandise. The security employee told Deputy Trey McCullough the four women entered the store with the juvenile around 9:30 and left about a half-hour later with a childrens stroller with a car seat valued at $250, a set of pots and pans valued at $80, two bags of diapers worth $50 and a set of towels and rags worth $40. The other items Video surveillance confirmed the security employees statement and shows the women and juvenile exiting the parking lot in a white car, according to the police report. In another shoplifting case, a Glen St. Mary man was ar rested the night of August 22 after he was caught stealing cigarettes from Winn Dixie on three separate occasions while cleaner during closing hours at night. Deputy Christopher Clut ter met with store security and was told video footage showed Adam Hunter, 25, taking the packs of cigarettes on July 26, August 2 and August 17 while the store was closed. The total value of the cigarettes was listed as almost $18. Mr. Hunter admitted to taking the cigarettes when questioned and said he did it because he was having money problems.Shoplier attacks employee; he and accomplice ee store in SUVJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comFront and center during much of the discussion at the Baker County Commissions budget workshop on August 19 was the sheriffs office proposed budget for the new year, which is up 6.76 percent from the current year to $3.7 million. It includes continued funding for eight deputies to patrol Macclenny 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with two deputies on duty at all times. Like the county commissions most recently proposed budget, it has 3 percent raises for all employees, in addition to increased retirement contributions required by the state. Commissioner Gordon Crews, however, took issue with the county being asked to cover the costs for round-theclock policing in the city. The city leadership has flatly rejected raising its current $686,000 law enforcement budget, county officials said, leaving the county on the hook for any additional costs. The city has also put the county and sheriff on notice that due to the need to fund infrastructure projects, the city plans to cut its law enforcement budget by a few hundred thousand dollars in the future. I really didnt want to pick up anything the citys been paying for that theyre now not [paying for], said Commissioner Crews, adding that he realizes most of the calls for police come from the more densely populated area of Macclenny and retirement costs are not under the sheriffs control. But I feel like we cant pay for it, either, he said. At the start of the meeting, the commission was told by county manager C.J. Thompson the current budget deficit stood at $1.1 million for the coming fiscal year. Beyond law enforcement, the commission also appeared concerned with higher personnel costs under its $7.5 million portion of the proposed budget, which relies on a 14 percent jump in the property tax rate. Board secretary Sara Little was in line for a $5,100 pay hike, which Mr. Thompson explained as additional com pensation for her position being consolidated with another administrative job eliminated last year and the need to retain good talent. The people with the most options are the best employees, he said. The raise was brought to the boards attention by former board secretary Ann Yarbor ough, whose job was consolidated, and Mr. Giddens asked why hed never heard about the raise previously. Commissioner James Croft added that such spending should be discussed before its included in the proposed budget. I think the board still has a hiring freeze in place but were talking about new positions, said Mr. Croft, referencing a proposal to make the countys veterans affairs position fulltime rather than part-time and adding a part-time position to be shared by the planning and zoning office and code enforce ment. Planning director Ed Preston said both departments, which he oversees, are understaffed. Mr. Preston defended the budget request, saying that two administrators, one in the planning and zoning department and one in building and code enforcement, have left the county, leaving only Mr. Preston heading up both departments with the help of one remaining administrative staffer. He said the number of code enforcement complaints has been rising in recent months, making matters worse. I have to work twice as hard to say no to a zoning applicant and four times as hard in a code enforcement case, he explained. We just dont have the staff to do {code enforcement]. That prompted a question from commission chair Jimmy Anderson to the county attor ney Rich Kommando about whether state law requires the county have a code enforce ment department. Mr. Kommando said it does not. In other business during its regular meeting following the budget workshop, the commission: Heard a proposal from Larry Williams of the Florida PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) on a new program that loans cash to home owners and businesses without a credit check for energy efficiency upgrades like solar panels. Mr. Williams said the loans interest rates run between 6 and 7 percent, which is slightly higher than traditional home mortgages but less than commercial loans, both of which require a credit check. The commission tabled joining the program so board members could review a sample contract between Florida PACE and other participating counties. Learned a late surge in applicants for the newly-established county Recreation Advisory Board pushed the total to 17 potential volunteers. Commissioners are reviewing the applications now to fill 11 positions on the recreation panel. Approved two grants from the state. One will fund a staff position and computer classes at Emily Taber library and the another will repave CR 23B. Approved the construction of a 250-foot tall communications tower on the east side of SR 121 just south of Steel Bridge Road. Verizon Wireless is leasing a 100-foot by 100-foot piece of a 26 acre property owned by Patrick Mobley for the tower. The tower will be surrounded by trees and a privacy fence, a representative of Verizon said.Budget talks focus on sheris oceCrews balks at assuming city coverage expenseThe following dispositions were ordered in county court during regular session on August 13: Kayla Allen, petty theft; failed to appear, warrant issued. Betty Canaday, resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license; two days in jail, six-month probation, apology letter and anger management class. Michael Delp, battery; six-month probation, batterer intervention class, GBB (Give Back to Baker community service (if unemployed). Kristopher Jones, domes tic battery (2 counts) and violation of pre-trial release; 180 days in jail, 12-month probation, batterer intervention class, no contact with victim, addiction support groups. Casey Lauramore, contempt of court; 29 days in jail. Micah Morrison, assault and disorderly conduct; mental health evaluation, anger management class, GBB and 50 hours community service. Brad Stewart, battery; 90 days in jail, 12-month probation, obtain GED, anger management class, GBB, no alcohol or association with known criminals, no contact with parents, write a one-page life plan.COUNTY COURTCases heard in August 13 hearingsCelebrating 90th!The children of Mozell members and friends to help them celebrate her 90th birthday on Saturday, October 4. The event will be held at the Ag Center on US 90 in Macclenny starting at 4 p.m. RSVP by September 17 to Marva Williams at 275-2770. This is an adults only cel ebration. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm8981 S. 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Page8AUGUST 28, 2014 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 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 380 N. 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Hank Forbes, Jr. Owner/Licensed Funeral Director FORBESFUNERAL HOME 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 bbrrrf Ethel Canterbury, retired seamstressEthel Mae Canterbury, 78, of Jacksonville and formerly of Baker County, died on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. A retired seamstress, Ms. Canterbury enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts and bingo, and was a volunteer at the Baker County Council on Aging. She loved baseball, football with her family and friends. She is survived by her daughters: Cynthia Thomas of Jacksonville and Debbie (Craig) Kopcho of Orange Park; brother Gary (Roberta) Kirkland of Elkin, FL; sister Sherry Kirkland of Jacksonville; grandchildren Kimberly Carter, Shelly Paige and James Tabbot; four greatgrandchildren and one great great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Canterbury. A funeral service was held at 2 pm on Saturday, August 23 in the chapel at Forbes Funeral Home in Macclenny with Reverend John in Macclenny. Ethel CanterburyElmer Fouraker, 83, of Bryceville diesElmer Ray Fouraker, 83, of Bryceville died on August 22, 21014 in Jacksonville following a brief illness. He was born on September 26, 1930 in Jacksonville to the late Clyde Elias and Doltha (Higginbotham) Fouraker. In addition to his wife of 56 years, Mary Fouraker, survivors include daughter Ann (Randy) Smith; son Jim Fouraker; grandchildren Randy Smith, Travis Smith and Brian Smith; brother Charles (Ruth) Fouraker; extended family and friends. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on August 27 at Brandy Branch Baptist Church with Pastor Rusty Bryan and Bro. Travis wood Funeral Home of Baldwin was in charge of arrangements.Funeral Mass held for Joel Salter, 54Joel Gregory Salter, 54, of Glen St. Mary died August 20, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Salter was the scrap purchasing manager at Gerdau-Ameristeel, where he had been employed for the past 24 years. He was an avid Jacksonville Jaguar football fan and a Tampa Bay Rays baseball fan. He was also a classic car enthusiast who dearly loved spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Patricia Salter; daughters Jessica (Chris) Epps of Navarre, FL, Ann (Stephen) Hellwege of Winter Park, FL, Joell Rodriguez of Macclenny, Ashley (Matt) Smith of Navarre, FL, and Kristen Greer and Bethany Greer, both of Glen St. Mary; brothers Larry (Cathy) Salter (James) Moore of Summerville, SC; four grandchildren and numerous other family members. He was preceded in death by his parents Joel M. and Joanne Gregor Salter and son-in-law Angel Rodriguez. A funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. August 23 at St. Marys CathNortheast Florida Community Hospice. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements. Joel SalterThanks so muchThe family of Randy Rhoden expresses its heartfelt appreciation to the many people who comforted us during this humbled by the outpouring of sympathy and by the generos ity of our family and friends. It moved us deeply to see how much Randy was loved, and how many lives he touched. Whether it was through bringing food, calling, sending a card or visiting your support has brought great comfort to our family. We would also like to thank Jimmy Barton for the beau Stone Transport, Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital, the Baker Glen Baptist Church for all of their help.Judy, Iva Dell, Brandi, David, Kimberly, Hunter and Haley Rhoden ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm 8981 S. SR 228 Macc. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Tuesday & Thursday at 6:45 7:45 pm Baker County Health Department

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ursday, August 28, 2014 T B C P Page 9MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Ginny Bird has been the driving force behind the New River Public Library Cooperative since the regional agency was created in 1997 to increase state funding for libraries in Baker, Bradford and Union counties. But everyone knew that one day a successor would have to be found to take her place when she retires. That day has come. The cooperatives board of trustees is scheduled to inter view applicants for the position next month, none of whom work or reside in the tri-county area, and select one of them to work with Mrs. Bird during a transition period in October. We have four good candidates, Mrs. Bird said Monday. We had five but one of them dropped out and took another job. At a meeting on the after noon of August 14, the library cooperative board of trustees voted to schedule telephone interviews with the applicants and make a selection at the next board meeting on Septem ber 11. Mary Brown, Union Countys library director, said she cannot fathom the thought of no longer working with Mrs. Bird. She created this position, Ms. Brown said. Were all devastated at the thought of Ginny retiring. Shes been my personal mentor. Before the cooperative was formed 17 years ago, Union County received a little state funding because it had the only library director in the region with a masters degree Mrs. Bird. Baker and Bradford were funded solely by their county commissions. Since then, all three counties have been on the receiving end of state funding, which has grown significantly over the years and enabled the libraries to enter the computer age and purchase a regional bookmo bile that travels throughout the three counties, including their most remote communities. State library grants are expected to reach nearly $600,000 for the three counties in fiscal year 2014-15, which begins October 1. At the August 14 meeting, held at the New River Solid Waste Association headquarters, a report was presented listing state grants totaling $596,545 next year. The same members represent the regional landfill and the library cooperative. The lions share $413,605 is going to Bradford County, while Union is in line for $118,334 and Baker in third place with $64,606. A separate grant in the amount of $324,645 is earmarked for the library cooperative, based in Lake Butler, to fund its numerous services to the individual county libraries. Grant awards are determined by a number of factors, including the amount of local funding each library receives, population, property values and tax rates in each county. Bradford County is receiv ing a much larger grant, Mrs. Bird said, because its tax millage rate is higher than the other two counties, property values are low and Bradfords library gets the largest appropriation from its county government. Local funding for libraries is a political decision of each county commission, she said, noting that Bradford commissioners contributed $489,895 to their library system in 201314, whereas those in Baker allocated $152,749 and Union officials appropriated $109,533. The idea is the carrot and stick approach, Mrs. Bird said, adding that the more money local governments contribute to their libraries, the more state funding they are likely to re ceive. Cooperative board mem bers asked the library directors from each of the three counties to participate in the interview process and rank the applicants in terms of their experience and educational level. The two main requirements are library experience and a masters degree. The winning candidate will receive a salary of $44,000 to $46,000 a year and will be on probation for six months. Also during the August 14 meeting the library board approved Mrs. Birds final annual plan of service for 2015, which includes four areas to work on in the coming year: Stimulate imagination by increasing circulation of fiction materials in all formats by 1 percent over the previous year and promote fiction materials by means of at least two book displays in each library. Satisfy curiosity by in creasing circulation of nonfiction materials in all formats by 1 percent over last year and promote non-fiction materials with at least two book displays in each library. Create young readers by increasing circulation of preschool materials in all formats by 1 percent over the previous year and present at least six programs for preschoolers and their caregivers in each library. Connect to the online world via public access to the Internet and provide at least four basic computer classes in each library. Now, after decades in the library business, Mrs. Bird said she looks forward to spending more time with her family and doing a bit of traveling before embarking on the next chapter in her life helping others. Im sure there is some agency out there that needs a volunteer, she said. Literacy interests me. Id like to teach children and adults how to read. 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 NEW RIVER LIBRARY COOP COMMUNITY FULL Gospel Church COMMUNITY COMMUNITY I B August 29-302014 Mens Fellowship Retreatwith Guest Speaker Oral Lyons Pastor of Sanderson C.H. Church12664 Mud Lake Rd. | 759-9350 Pastor Tommy & Melissa Richardson FRIDAY 7:30 pm SATURDAY Breakfast 9:00 am Service 10:30 am 118 E. Macclenny Ave. Macclenny, FL 32063 Phone: 259-6261Please be advised that City Hall will be closed Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day. We will re-open for business on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. WILL SIT WITH ELDERLY20+ years experience References available Call Sandra 904-653-2115 Two convicted felons were sentenced to prison terms after admitting in circuit court on August 19 that they violated terms of probation, one of them on house arrest who logged seven separate violations. Court records indicate that Chauntell Paulk, Jr. of Jack sonville was placed on community control (house arrest) for six months to be followed by 18 months on regular probation for aggravated assault and grand theft in 2012. Judge Mark Moseley ordered the 23-yearold defendant to prison for 18 months after probation failed to pay supervision costs, restitution and court costs, for drug testing and failed to reMr. Paulk had already logged 148 days in jail before the recent court appearance his sentence. In the second case, Judge Moseley ordered a 16-month term for Keon Wright, 22, of Baldwin for violating probation when he was arrested in March for his speed ing vehicle from a highway patrolman and driv ing on a suspended license. Mr. Wright was placed on probation late last year for possession of cocaine with inHe had served most of the sentence, 307 days, before his sentencing date. from earlier this year. In other sentencings that day: Caleb Southard pleaded no contest to sale of controlled drugs and possession with intent to sell them and will serve a year in county jail followed by a year on probation. The court ordered him also to pay a $400 investigative cost. The judge gave Breon Walker consecutive two-year probation terms after he serves six months in jail for sion of cocaine and paraphernalia. Daniel Nobles admitted to violating terms of his probation for multiple burglaries, grand theft, criminal mischief and prowling in 2013 and will serve 364 days in jail, a third of which he has already completed. The judge ordered a similar sentence for James Laughlin, who pleaded no contest to grand theft and forgery. He was also ordered to pay $2000 restitution. The previous probation term for Tabetha Clendening was extended two years after she admitted to violating its terms. She was also ordered to complete community service hours. Richard Mills pleaded no contest to two hunting violations, trespass by projectile and illegal taking of deer, and will be on probation one year. He is also banned from hunting for that period.JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe City of Macclennys Zoning Adjustment Board ap proved a variance the evening of August 26 for Karen Rambos fence, which is too close to the property line. Mrs. Rambo explained to the four-member panel her fence was needed because her son, 20, is autistic. He does things most 20-year-old men dont do, she said, adding that hes a run ner and has left her property on the northeast corner of Christie Court and Suzanne Drive before. The white panel fence stands 6-feet high and provides the back yard with privacy. But at that height, explained assistant city manager Roger Yarbrough, city codes require a 15-foot setback from the property line on corner lots. The regulation is meant to keep fences from obstructing the line of sight for drivers at intersections. Mrs. Rambos fence doesnt block the intersection, however. The fence extends from the rear of the house to the western property line before running north and wrapping around to connect with a chain link fence in the back yard. The intersection, meanwhile, is at the southwest corner of the lot adjacent to the front yard. Mr. Yarbrough admitted the circumstance exposed a quirk in the code, but it nonetheless meant Mrs. Rambo needed a zoning variance to avoid violating city ordinances. He said the variance application fee cost Mrs. Rambo $400. The variance, approved 4-0, reduces the required setback from 15 feet to zero since the fence was installed on the property line. I think its great, understanding what having a challenging person in your home means, said board member Pam Lyons. The Zoning Adjustment Board will have its next meeting on September 8 at 5 p.m. at city hall. Chauntell Paulk Keon WrightPrison for probation oensesBoard approves fence varianceDirector Ginny Bird will be retiringHeaded coalitionfor 17 yearsMr. and Mrs. WardWed August 2Gary and Michelle Yates of Lake Asbury and Steven M. Higens of Macclenny are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Katie Suzanne to James Evan Ward, the son of Paul and Cheryl Ward of Macclenny. The wedding was held in Gainesville at the Historic Thomas Center on August 2. Katie and Evan are both graduates of Baker County High School. Evan has a bachelors degree in telecommunications from UF and is employed with WTVY in Dothan, AL as technical media director. After a honeymoon in West Palm Beach, the couple is living in Bonifay, Florida. Need it built?The Baker County High School construction/carpentry students can build pump houses, tool sheds, storage buildings, picnic tables, dog houses, bookshelves and much more at very reasonable prices. Please contact Terry Clardy at BCHS, 259-6286, ext. 10322 or (904) 673-6395.Craig reunionThe annual Craig family reunion will be held on Saturday, August 30 in Moniac, GA starting with lunch at 1 pm. All participants are asked to bring a covered dish and des sert. Games and a water slide will be available for the kids and horseshoes for the guys.Crawford reunionThe reunion of descendants of Bart and Emma Crawford will be held on Labor Day, September 1 at the home of Auzzie and Bertha Crawford in Taylor. It begins at 1 pm with lunch. Paper goods and drinks will be furnished, but please bring a picnic basket. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm8981 S. SR 228 Macc. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUSWe 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.

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Page 10 T B C P ursday, August 28, 2014race for the District 3 school board seat, which was vacated last summer. Her vote tally was 3,757 compared to 1,958 for DeAnna Rewis-McDuffie, a mother and general manager for the zip line park under development in Sanderson. James G. Bennett, a former manager with the Florida De partment of Transportation and an opponent of sand mining, defeated incumbent firstterm District 4 county commissioner Adam Giddens. Mr. Giddens supported OldCastle Southern Groups sand mining proposal last summer, largely because of the utility infrastructure the company agreed to install and its plans to use treated wastewater from the City of Macclenny that is now discharged into Turkey Creek. Mr. Bennett won the race by 22 percentage points and more than 1000 votes. He and his supporters began celebrating the victory after the outcome was clear, hugging and posing for photos. In the crowded field of Democrats vying for their partys nomination in the Clerk of Courts race, deputy clerk Stacie Harvey came out on top with 1,113 votes, or 37 percent. Fencing company owner and former sheriffs deputy Kenneth Roberts was the second-place finisher in the race with 27 percent. Democrats in Baker County were nearly evenly split between the partys primary candidates for governor. Nan Rich, a former state legislator, attracted 47 percent of the vote here compared to former governor Charlie Crists 53 percent. The Republican battle in the clerks race was tight, too. Loan officer Jack Jackie Baker III lost to former sher iffs investigator Chuck Brannan 46 percent to 54 percent. Mr. Brannans margin of victory was 201 votes. That result means Mrs. Harvey will face Mr. Brannan on the November 4 ballot to de cide who will be the countys next clerk of courts and comptroller. Mrs. Harvey has spent more than 19 years in the clerks office and Mr. Brannan now works for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Con sumer Services as a program coordinator. The District 4 school board race will also be on the November ballot since none of the three candidates in the nonpartisan race secured a majority of the vote, defined as 50 percent plus one vote. Leading the way, however, was Charlie Artie Burnett, a first-term incumbent and officer with the Florida Department of Corrections. He got 42 percent of the vote and will meet the second-highest vote getter in political newcomer John Jody Anderson, a roofing contractor, in the general election. Mr. Anderson received 35 percent while third place finisher Paul Scammacca, a teacher in Duval County, drew 23 percent. In other results from Tuesdays primary in Baker County: Congressman Ander Crenshaw (R-Jacksonville) outshined his Tea Party-supported opponent Ryman Shoaf 77 percent to 23 percent here. Governor Rick Scott took 88 percent in the GOP primary here. George Sheldon, former head of the Florida Department of Children and Families, saw 68 percent support from local Democrats in his bid to be Floridas next attorney general, while former state legislator Perry E. Thurston garnered 32 percent here. Turnout in Baker County was 42.4 percent for the primary, which was among the top in the state. Supervisor of Elections Nita Crawford said the county was the first in Florida to report its results to the state division of elections Tuesday night. JON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comWhat started as a dream more than a decade ago is soon to become a reality for Macclennys Raiford Road Church. Beginning September 2, the church will host music lessons for children and The initial set of classes are scheduled to run through November 21 with a recital set to be held December 6. The church decided to host the music lessons after seeing a need for them with the arts being neglected in schools. The Legacy Academy is also a part of a bigger vision for the church to reach out into the communiPastor John Raulerson said. The Bible is full of mandates to sing and praise and play skillfully with a loud noise, said Tonda department with husband and associate pastor big emphasis on chorus, ensembles and competitions. Its not there because of budget cuts and the music and the arts have taken the biggest hits. We want to bridge that gap in training up the next generation. The academy was just one of many ideas the church came up with during the night of dreams Raiford Road Church has created several ministries based on ideas from that night, including International Mission Builders in Central America, which has built more than 100 churches and two childrens homes. Locally, the church provides free toiletry items and clothing through the Care Center and helped start the First Coast Womens Services, which provides support to expectant mothers. But the timing was never right to form the Legacy Academy, Mr. Raulerson said, as the church waited patiently for the right people to come along and help them create it. was looking for in John and Jeannie Baskin, who were instrumental in starting a similar program at Jacksonvilles Evangel Temple. My husband and I are getting near our retire ment age and someone was sent to us that has new timing was right to pass the baton to the new generation to carry that on and see the vision come to pass with new blood and energy. Getting the Legacy Academy up and running was simple because the community is hungry for a program like it, Mrs. Baskin said. She added she cited to teach the music lessons. Mrs. Baskin will teach beginning vocals to begin with, and another teacher may join later to teach a more advanced class. Middle school band director while brass will be taught by trumpet player Ron Smith, who is also a former high school band director. Professional guitarist Bill Ricci will be the guitar and piano instructor. R.J. Jenks will be the academys percussion instructor. Class times are based around the instructors availability and will cost $22 per half-hour session with a $15 registration fee due at the beginning of each year of study. So far, 15 people have signed up to attend the lessons. Students will initially be trained classically in their instrument of choice but the Legacy Academy is open to any genre, Mrs. Baskin said. Although the lessons will be held at the church, the classes are not going to be a straight religious type of setting, Mr. Raulerson said. Thats why even as we set this up it will probably not be tagged a ministry of Raiford Road Church but located at Raiford Road Church because we dont want people under the assumption, he said. The music teaching itself will strictly be music teaching. Mrs. Baskin said she hopes the Legacy Academy will help build on the musical talent the county already possesses. Honestly, I think Baker County is real rich with musical ability, she said. You see a lot of churches on the westside of Jacksonville pulling people in and using them quite a bit. We have rich vocalists here. We have rich instrumentalists. Theres a legacy of music thats been here.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jon ShumakeAssociate pastor Eddie Gris, John Raulerson (back), Tonda Gris (front) and Jeannie Baskin.Raiford Roads Legacy Academy turns sights to musicTuesdays election: Barton, Bennett in; run-os in NovemberFrom page 1 Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Joel AddingtonIncumbent school board candidate Artie Burnett (center) listens to nal vote tallies being announced Tuesday evening.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jim McGauleyCandidates and their supporters were out in force for election day.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Joel AddingtonCounty commission candidate James Bennett hugs his wife following his primary win.

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ursday, August 28, 2014 T B C P Page 11 JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe Florida Department of Transportation has installed flashing lights at the deadly Interstate 10 interchange on U.S. 90 in an effort to reduce crashes at the location. In July, 2013 Richard O. Ratliff, 60, and Anne R. Ratliff, 58, both of Lake City, were killed when the rear of their westbound Ford Taurus was clipped by a UPS truck crossing the highway from the gas station on the north side of U.S. 90. Their infant son survived with minor injuries. The fatal wreck was the 21st one at the interchange, and the ninth accident to occur in the same spot, since 2010. The new lights warn westbound drivers on U.S. 90 that vehicles are entering the roadway. We have completed a project which will activate flashing lights for westbound U.S. 90 drivers to be alerted when traffic enters the eastbound exit ramp from I-10, said FDOT District 2 spokeswoman Gina Busscher. This is in response to the crashes that were occurring there, including the Ratliffs. The state also announced last week that new signage and lighting is being installed near three area schools to better protect pedestrians. Eight of the vehicle activated traffic calming signals, or VATCS, will go on south 5th and 6th streets near the middle school and prek-kindergarten center campuses as well as CR 23B near Maccenny Elemen tary. The VATCS are solar powered, digital signs designed to advise drivers to slow down if they are traveling above the posted speed limit, reads a press release from FDOT consultant Rebecca White of Atkins Global. Since drivers have limited time to read and react to warning messages, the vehicle speed is not displayed but instead warning lights flash to alert drivers to reduce their speed and be aware of pedestrians and school traffic. The signs are programmed to operate in conjunction with the school calendar and active school zone hours. The project also includes upgrading existing school zone signals and painting crosswalks and pavement markings. Ms. White said the VATCS will store vehicle speed, date and time data but theyre not equipped with cameras. The signs were first used in Lake County in 2012 but Macclen ny is the first location to have them in North Florida, she said. The state hired American Lighting and Signalization, Inc., a North Carolina-based firm with a branch in Jacksonville, for $402,306 to make the improvements. Warning lights at 90-I-10Calming signals near area schoolsNew signs at the dangerous I-10 interchange at U.S. 90 are set to ash when vehicles are crossing the highway.A crew works on new 5th Street signage to slow city drivers.MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF By February 2016 a generating plant is expected to begin converting gas from rotting garbage to electricity and producing income for New River regional landfill, which means more money for Baker, Bradford and Union counties. Thats the scenario in a schedule presented to the New River Solid Waste Associations governing board by Florida Energy Partners of Tampa, the company selected to head up its new Landfill Gas-to-Energy, or LGTE, project. Everybody wants to get this project up and making money, Alan Beer, FEP vice president and project director, told the board at a meeting on August 14. Mr. Beer said a power purchase agreement has been finalized with New Rivers first customer, Duke Energy, which claims to be the largest electric power holding company in the United States with over 7 million customers. However, a final contract wont be ready until terms and conditions have been negotiated, which Mr. Beer predicted would be completed and presented to the New River board for its approval at the next meeting, which could come as early as September 11. One of the next steps in the process will be approval of the Florida Public Service Commission, which regulates investor-owned electric, natural gas, water and wastewater utilities throughout Florida. Mr. Beer said that should be easily obtained since the state agency very much wants renewable energy projects. According to the project schedule, engineering, construction costs and Florida Department of Environmental Protection permitting should be completed by February 2015, at which time construction materials and equipment will be ordered. One year later the facility should be fully operational, including equipment to collect and transfer landfill gas to the plant where it will be converted into fuel for electric generators. It should be running by mid-February 2016, Mr. Beer told five eager board members. Were ready! said the boards vice chair Karen Cossey, echoing the sentiments of the four other board members present on August 14. A LGTE plant has been a goal of the New River governing board for several years, during which previous plans with other companies have failed to materialize. Officials have expressed confidence in the ability of Florida Energy Partners to succeed and enable the landfill to begin profiting from methane gas that, until now, has been incinerated and gone up in smoke. But it wont be cheap. The New River Solid Waste Association has committed to spending nearly $10 million in capital outlay to finance the venture over 15 years, during which the generating plant is expected to return millions in profits from the sale of power. According to FEP projections, at the end of 15 years New River would have a 100 percent fullyfunded plant, at a total cost of $9,331,967, and a $7 million profit. Projections show anticipated income starting at $406,254 in 2015 and gradually increasing to $1,583,638 in 2029. During the same time pe riod New Rivers annual debt payment would be $310,628 for four years, followed by payments of $735,405 each year until the end of the 15-year term. Ultimately, revenue from the sale of electricity will enable New River to stop relying on tipping fees to help fund costly long-term care expenses, Executive Director Darrell ONeal told the board. Florida Energy Partners involvement will be to manage the generating plant and secure additional power purchase agreements in the future. Also during the August 14 meeting the New River board: Tabled a decision regarding a proposed investment policy intended to increase earnings on investments, which presently are in low interestbearing instruments such as money market funds and certificates of deposit. A key question to be answered is whether the board is willing to assume some risk by investing in the stock market, which could provide much greater earnings than current investments. Matt Bryant, a personal financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial in Starke, has been helping the board shape its investment policy since April. He told board members on August 14 that the deci sion was theirs to make, but he hinted that putting some money in equities could be a wise move. Were in a very slow growth economy right now, Mr. Bryant said. But 6 percent (earning in the stock market) beats half a percent (earnings in CDs and money market accounts). Put another way, he said in a long economic re covery cycle slow growth is stable growth. Before an investment policy is finalized, Mr. Bryant told the board, they must reach a decision on what type of investments they want to pursue. The first step is whether you want to include equities in the portfolio at all, he said. The boards attorney, Russell Wade, agreed. Board Chairman Mark Hartley said he wanted to get some input from the associations auditors before reaching a decision. Others suggested waiting until after the Landfill Gas to Energy Project is implemented because then they would have a much better understanding of their potential costs and revenues ahead. Discussed a proposal to allow Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises (PRIDE), Inc., to use landfill property for pastureland for cows. Pending legal review of the proposal, a decision was postponed until the next board meeting. PRIDEs been a good neighbor. They keep it mowed and keep the fence up, said Perry Kent, New Rivers executive director. PRIDE, a non-profit corporation authorized by the Florida Legislature in 1981 to operate state prison industries, states on its website that it annually contributes millions of dollars to the state of Florida in the form of inmate compensation, victim restitution and investment in assets for the state.NEW RIVER LANDFILLMethane plant on-line in 6 Everybody wants to get this project up and making money. It should be running by mid-February 2016.Alan BeerFEP vice president and project director Elin Faith Lechner, 2, has become the reigning Baby Miss Florida Forestry Queen. She is the daughter of Noel and Brian Lechner and the granddaughter of Janie and Dennis Mitchell, all of Macclenny, and Kathy and Charlie Lechner of Jacksonville. Elins mother said, We are so proud of Elins accomplishments! Her father and Elin were featured on a Fathers Day commercial for the Baby First Network and now she is shining on stage. At 20 months old she was crowned Baker County Baby Miss Forestry at Orange Park High School. The last month she competed against babies from all over Florida at Baker County High School and won the title Baby Miss Florida Forestry Queen. Elin recently attended Kids Fest at the Lake City Mall where she and several other queens honored Smokey the Bear on his 70th birthday. She will be competing for the US National Forestry title in Tifton, GA this weekend on August 30. She has supporting family and friends traveling from all over Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina to attend the event, he mother said. Elin is looking forward to a great year of promoting the forestry industry, participating in events and all of the local parades especially the UF Homecoming Parade in October and the Annual Christmas Lights Parade held in Macclenny in December, said Noel Lechner. Elin enjoys learning to swim, traveling and spending time with all of her family. Elin LechnerElin Lechner is new Baby Forestry Queen ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm | 8981 S. SR 228 Macc. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUSWe 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.

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Page 12 T B C P ursday, August 28, 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 PUBLIC NOTICE The quarterly meeting of the Baker County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 11, 2014, at the Baker County Commission Building, 55 North 3rd Street, Macclenny, Florida, 32063. All interested persons are invited to attend. The Northeast Florida Regional Council adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable modications for access to this meeting upon request. Requests should be received at least 72-hours in advance of the meeting in order to allow time to provide the requested service. For more information, contact the Northeast Florida Regional Council at (904) 279-0880 between the hours of 8 a.m. p.m., Monday through Friday. 8/28c 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 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 interpreter@circuit8.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. 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 A, R&R, Inc. 11837 N SR 121 Macclenny, FL 32063 The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on September 12, 2014 at 10 am at A, R&R, Inc. 11837 N SR 121, Macclenny, FL 32063: 2005 BMW I4X VIN # WBXPA93495WD21284 2003 Mustang VIN # 1FAFP40483F341895 8/28c 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2014-CA-0076 PATRICIA L. FISH, as Trustee of the BENJAMIN F. FISH REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, And PATRICIA L. FISH, as Trustee of the PATRICIA L. FISH REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, Plaintiffs, vs. MARY C. GERMAIN, Deceased, And TIMOTHY M. JORDAN, not known to Be dead or alive, And MELISSA ORALLS, And all unknown grantees, Defendants. __________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Baker County, Florida, described as follows: Parcel ID# 07-1S-21-0000-0000-0045 Part of the Southeast of the Southeast of Section 7, Township 1 South, Range 21 East, Baker County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: For a Point of Reference commence at the Northeast corner of said Southeast of the Southeast ; Thence run South 89o06 West along the North line of said Southeast of the Southeast a distance of 253.59 feet; thence run South 00o20 West, a distance of 199.78 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 00o20 West, a distance of 199.78 feet; thence run South 89o06 West, a distance of 564.23 feet to the East right-of-way line of Raulerson Road; thence run North 03o51 West along said East right-of-way line, a distance of 200.00 feet; thence run North 89o06 East, a distance of 578.88 feet to the Point of Beginning. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 25, 2014. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 21st day of August, 2014. T.A. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tabitha Addison Deputy Clerk Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 445 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 8/28-9/4c Higginbothams Towing & Recovery Inc. 7611 West Mt. Vernon St. Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on September 12, 2014 at 10 am at Higginbothams Towing & Recovery 7611 West Mt. Vernon St., Glen St. Mary, FL 32040: 1985 Chevrolet Celebrity Vin# 1G1AW19X9F6184152 8/28c Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. 10510 Duval Lane Macclenny, FL 32063 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on September 12, 2014, 12:00 pm at 10510 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2001 General Motors Corp. Vin # 1GTEK19TX1E235254 8/28c 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 Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. 10510 Duval Lane Macclenny, FL 32063 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on September 19, 2014, 12:00 pm at 10510 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2001Chevrolet Vin # 1GNCT18W51K110199 8/28c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 022012CA000254CAXXXX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER ERIC EDDINS, et al Defendants. __________________________/ RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE RE-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale led August 4, 2014 and entered in Case No. 022012CA000254CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER COUNTY, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and CHRISTOPHER ERIC EDDINS, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at BAKER County Courthouse, Front Door Entrance, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 6th day of November, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Lis Pendens, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE SE CORNER OF THE NE 1/4 OF SW 1/4, SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH RANGE 22 EAST, AND RUN THENCE N 0 DEG. 46 MINUTES 03 SECONDS W, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID NE 1/4 OF SW 1/4, 355.00 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF ADAMS ROAD AND TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND RUN THENCE N 87 DEG. 54 MINUTES W, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 125.00 FEET, THENCE N 0 DEG. 46 MINUTES 03 SECONDS W, 304.90 FEET, THENCE S 87 DEG. 36 MINUTES 03 SECONDS E, 125.00 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID NE 1/4 OF SW 1/4, THENCE S 0 DEG. 46 MINUTES 03 SECONDS E, 305.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Macclenny, BAKER COUNTY, Florida, this 25th day of August, 2014. Al Fraser Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Tabitha Addison As Deputy Clerk JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Ms. Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear ance, or immediately upon receiving this notication if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (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 the Court Interpreter Program at interpreter@circuit8.org 8/28-9/4c PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2014 NOTICE OF ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on November 4, 2014, for the ratification or rejection of a proposed revision to the constitution of the State of Florida. No. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE X, SECTION 28 (Initiative) Ballot Title: Water and Land Conservation Dedicates funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands Ballot Summary: Funds the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands including wetlands and forests; fish and wildlife habitat; lands protecting water resources and drinking water sources, including the Everglades, and the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams; beaches and shores; outdoor recreational lands; working farms and ranches; and historic or geologic sites, by dedicating 33 percent of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents for 20 years. Financial Impact Statement: This amendment does not increase or decrease state revenues. The state revenue restricted to the purposes specified in the amendment is estimated to be $648 million in Fiscal Year 2015-16 and grows to $1.268 billion by the twentieth year. Whether this results in any additional state expenditures depends upon future legislative actions and cannot be determined. Similarly, the impact on local government revenues, if any, cannot be determined. No additional local government costs are expected. Full Text: ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS SECTION 28. Land Acquisition Trust Fund. a) Effective on July 1 of the year following passage of this amendment by the voters, and for a period of 20 years after that effective date, the Land Acquisition Trust Fund shall receive no less than 33 percent of net revenues derived from the existing excise tax on documents, as defined in the statutes in effect on January 1, 2012, as amended from time to time, or any successor or replacement tax, after the Department of Revenue first deducts a service charge to pay the costs of the collection and enforcement of the excise tax on documents. b) Funds in the Land Acquisition Trust Fund shall be expended only for the following purposes: 1) As provided by law, to finance or refinance: the acquisition and improvement of land, water areas, and related property interests, including conservation easements, and resources for conservation lands including wetlands, forests, and fish and wildlife habitat; wildlife management areas; lands that protect water resources and drinking water sources, including lands protecting the water quality and quantity of rivers, lakes, streams, springsheds, and lands providing recharge for groundwater and aquifer systems; lands in the Everglades Agricultural Area and the Everglades Protection Area, as defined in Article II, Section 7(b); beaches and shores; outdoor recreation lands, including recreational trails, parks, and urban open space; rural landscapes; working farms and ranches; historic or geologic sites; together with management, restoration of natural systems, and the enhancement of public access or recreational enjoyment of conservation lands. 2) To pay the debt service on bonds issued pursuant to Article VII, Section 11(e). c) The moneys deposited into the Land Acquisition Trust Fund, as defined by the statutes in effect on January 1, 2012, shall not be or become commingled with the General Revenue Fund of the state. No. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE X, SECTION 29 (Initiative) Ballot Title: Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions Ballot Summary: Allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients medical use of marijuana. The Department of Health shall register and regulate centers that produce and distribute marijuana for medical purposes and shall issue identification cards to patients and caregivers. Applies only to Florida law. Does not authorize violations of federal law or any non-medical use, possession or production of marijuana. Financial Impact Statement: Increased costs from this amendment to state and local governments cannot be determined. There will be additional regulatory and enforcement activities associated with the production and sale of medical marijuana. Fees will offset at least a portion of the regulatory costs. While sales tax may apply to purchases, changes in revenue cannot reasonably be determined since the extent to which medical marijuana will be exempt from taxation is unclear without legislative or state administrative action. Full Text: ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS SECTION 29. Medical marijuana production, possession and use. (a) PUBLIC POLICY. (1) The medical use of marijuana by a qualifying patient or personal caregiver is not subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions under Florida law except as provided in this section. (2) A physician licensed in Florida shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions under Florida law for issuing a physician certification to a person diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition in a manner consistent with this section. (3) Actions and conduct by a medical marijuana treatment center registered with the Department, or its employees, as permitted by this section and in compliance with Department regulations, shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions under Florida law except as provided in this section. (b) DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this section, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings: (1) Debilitating Medical Condition means cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohns disease, Parkinsons disease, multiple sclerosis or other conditions for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient. (2) Department means the Department of Health or its successor agency. (3) Identification card means a document issued by the Department that identifies a person who has a physician certification or a personal caregiver who is at least twenty-one (21) years old and has agreed to assist with a qualifying patients medical use of marijuana. (4) Marijuana has the meaning given cannabis in Section 893.02(3), Florida Statutes (2013). (5) Medical Marijuana Treatment Center means an entity that acquires, cultivates, possesses, processes (including development of related products such as food, tinctures, aerosols, oils, or ointments), transfers, transports, sells, distributes, dispenses, or administers marijuana, products containing marijuana, related supplies, or educational materials to qualifying patients or their personal caregivers and is registered by the Department. (6) Medical use means the acquisition, possession, use, delivery, transfer, or administration of marijuana or related supplies by a qualifying patient or personal caregiver for use by a qualifying patient for the treatment of a debilitating medical condition. (7) Personal caregiver means a person who is at least twenty-one (21) years old who has agreed to assist with a qualifying patients medical use of marijuana and has a caregiver identification card issued by the Department. A personal caregiver may assist no more than five (5) qualifying patients at one time. An employee of a hospice provider, nursing, or medical facility may serve as a personal caregiver to more than five (5) qualifying patients as permitted by the Department. Personal caregivers are prohibited from consuming marijuana obtained for the personal, medical use by the qualifying patient. (8) Physician means a physician who is licensed in Florida. (9) Physician certification means a written document signed by a physician, stating that in the physicians professional opinion, the patient suffers from a debilitating medical condition, that the potential benefits of the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks for the patient, and for how long the physician recommends the medical use of marijuana for the patient. A physician certification may only be provided after the physician has conducted a physical examination of the patient and a full assessment of the patients medical history. (10) Qualifying patient means a person who has been diagnosed to have a debilitating medical condition, who has a physician certification and a valid qualifying patient identification card. If the Department does not begin issuing identification cards within nine (9) months after the effective date of this section, then a valid physician certification will serve as a patient identification card in order to allow a person to become a qualifying patient until the Department begins issuing identification cards. (c) LIMITATIONS. (1) Nothing in this section shall affect laws relating to non-medical use, possession, production or sale of marijuana. (2) Nothing in this section authorizes the use of medical marijuana by anyone other than a qualifying patient. (3) Nothing in this section allows the operation of a motor vehicle, boat, or aircraft while under the influence of marijuana. (4) Nothing in this law section requires the violation of federal law or purports to give immunity under federal law. (5) Nothing in this section shall require any accommodation of any on-site medical use of marijuana in any place of education or employment, or of smoking medical marijuana in any public place. (6) Nothing in this section shall require any health insurance provider or any government agency or authority to reimburse any person for expenses related to the medical use of marijuana. (d) DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT. The Department shall issue reasonable regulations necessary for the implementation and enforcement of this section. The purpose of the regulations is to ensure the availability and safe use of medical marijuana by qualifying patients. It is the duty of the Department to promulgate regulations in a timely fashion. (1) Implementing Regulations. In order to allow the Department sufficient time after passage of this section, the following regulations shall be promulgated no later than six (6) months after the effective date of this section: a. Procedures for the issuance of qualifying patient identification cards to people with physician certifications, and standards for the renewal of such identification cards. b. Procedures for the issuance of personal caregiver identification cards to persons qualified to assist with a qualifying patients medical use of marijuana, and standards for the renewal of such identification cards. c. Procedures for the registration of Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers that include procedures for the issuance, renewal, suspension, and revocation of registration, and standards to ensure security, record keeping, testing, labeling, inspection, and safety. d. A regulation that defines the amount of marijuana that could reasonably be presumed to be an adequate supply for qualifying patients medical use, based on the best available evidence. This presumption as to quantity may be overcome with evidence of a particular qualifying patients appropriate medical use. (2) Issuance of identification cards and registrations. The Department shall begin issuing qualifying patient and personal caregiver identification cards, as well as begin registering Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers no later than nine months (9) after the effective date of this section. (3) If the Department does not issue regulations, or if the Department does not begin issuing identification cards and registering Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers within the time limits set in this section, any Florida citizen shall have standing to seek judicial relief to compel compliance with the Departments constitutional duties. (4) The Department shall protect the confidentiality of all qualifying patients. All records containing the identity of qualifying patients shall be confidential and kept from public disclosure other than for valid medical or law enforcement purposes. (e) LEGISLATION. Nothing in this section shall limit the legislature from enacting laws consistent with this provision. (f) SEVERABILITY. The provisions of this section are severable and if any clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this measure, or an application thereof, is adjudged invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction other provisions shall continue to be in effect to the fullest extent possible. No. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 10, 11 (Legislature) Ballot Title: Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial Vacancies Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution requiring the Governor to prospectively fill vacancies in a judicial office to which election for retention applies resulting from the justices or judges reaching the mandatory retirement age or failure to qualify for a retention election; and allowing prospective appointments if a justice or judge is not retained at an election. Currently, the Governor may not fill an expected vacancy until the current justices or judges term expires. Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 10. Retention; election and terms. (a) Any justice or judge may qualify for retention by a vote of the electors in the general election next preceding the expiration of the justices or judges term in the manner prescribed by law. When If a justice or judge is ineligible for retention or fails to qualify for retention, a prospective vacancy is deemed to occur at the conclusion of the qualifying period for retention for the purpose of appointing a successor justice or judge, and a vacancy shall exist in that office upon the expiration of the term being served by the justice or judge. When a justice or judge so qualifies, the ballot shall read substantially as follows: Shall Justice (or Judge) ...(name of justice or judge)... of the ...(name of the court)... be retained in office? If a majority of the qualified electors voting within the territorial jurisdiction of the court vote to retain, the justice or judge shall be retained for a term of six years. The term of the justice or judge retained shall commence on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January following the general election. If a majority of the qualified electors voting within the territorial jurisdiction of the court vote to not retain, a prospective vacancy is deemed to occur immediately following the general e lection for the purpose of appointing a successor justice or judge, and a vacancy shall exist in that office upon the expiration of the term being served by the justice or judge. (b)(1) The election of circuit judges shall be preserved notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) unless a majority of those voting in the jurisdiction of that circuit approves a local option to select circuit judges by merit selection and retention rather than by election. The election of circuit judges shall be by a vote of the qualified electors within the territorial jurisdiction of the court. (2) The election of county court judges shall be preserved notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) unless a majority of those voting in the jurisdiction of that county approves a local option to select county judges by merit selection and retention rather than by election. The election of county court judges shall be by a vote of the qualified electors within the territorial jurisdiction of the court. (3)a. A vote to exercise a local option to select circuit court judges and county court judges by merit selection and retention rather than by election shall be held in each circuit and county at the general election in the year 2000. If a vote to exercise this local option fails in a vote of the electors, such option shall not again be put to a vote of the electors of that jurisdiction until the expiration of at least two years. b. After the year 2000, a circuit may initiate the local option for merit selection and retention or the election of circuit judges, whichever is applicable, by filing with the custodian of state records a petition signed by the number of electors equal to at least ten percent of the votes cast in the circuit in the last preceding election in which presidential electors were chosen.

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ursday, August 28, 2014 T B C P Page 13By Troy Roberts Florida Gateway College After 17 years as president of Florida Gateway College and 45 years in the community college system, Dr. Charles Hall announced earlier this month he will retire at the end of the current school year. Hall made the announcement to the FGC District Board of Trustees during its scheduled board meeting. My retirement marks the conclusion of a career of 45 years in the community college system, with 31 years as a college president, Hall wrote in his letter to the board. I am pleased to leave you with a strong budget, great leader ship throughout the college, program and personnel recognitions for FGC at the state and national levels, a college that is very involved in the communities it serves, and the potential to be even better in these and additional areas. Hall began his career at Central Arizona College in 1972 as the director of the Forensics Department before working his way up to the vice president for Instructional Services in 1983. Hall was se lected as the president of Mohave Community College in 1984 and served in that capacity until 1997, when he became president of Lake City Community College, now Florida Gateway College. During his 17 years at FGC, Halls leadership and vision led to many improvements at the college, including facility renovations, new construction, new site development, and new program develop ment. In recent years, FGC calaureate programs and has plans to add two more in the coming months. Though he plans to retire, the college the newly devel oped Charles W. Hall Student Center is named after him, and he and his wife, Robin, sponsor the H&H Caf in the Wilson S. Rivers Library and Media Center. The Halls have also endowed four scholarships to The Foundation for Florida Gateway College. During his 45 years in the community college system, Hal received the Florida Association of Community Colleg es Presidents Award for Professional Excellence; served as the Florida Council of Presidents liaison to Florida College System Activities Association; served as chair of the Arizona Council of Presidents and at many other positions. Additionally, Halls lega cy extends beyond the college campus and educational realm. He has been heavily involved in community activities since his arrival in Lake City in 1997. His civic involvement includes serving as past president of the Lake City-Colum bia County Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lake City Rotary Club, board chairman of the Lake City Medical Center, board chairman of the Boy Scouts of America Suwannee River District, and member of the Columbia County Rudder Committee, among others. Dr. Athena Randolph, the current chair of the Florida Gateway College District Board of Trustees, said that Hall leaves a legacy that will Under his leadership, the college has grown from Lake City Community College to Florida Gateway College, yet his compassion for the stu dents and communities that are served has allowed the college to remain a community where all can gain the tools they need to obtain a higher education and strong foundation, Randolph said. Hence, his guidance has allowed us to Go Anywhere. His ability to and the board has certainly made the FGC community a family. His departure will certainly leave a void at FGC. We wish him and Robin the best as they embark upon the next chapter of life. c. After the year 2000, a county may initiate the local option for merit selection and retention or the election of county court judges, whichever is applicable, by filing with the supervisor of elections a petition signed by the number of electors equal to at least ten percent of the votes cast in the county in the last preceding election in which presidential electors were chosen. The terms of circuit judges and judges of county courts shall be for six years. SECTION 11. Vacancies. (a)(1) Whenever a vacancy occurs in a judicial office to which election for retention applies, the governor shall fill the vacancy by appointing for a term ending on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the year following the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. (2) Whenever a prospective vacancy occurs in a judici a l office for which election for retention applies, the governor shall fill the prospective vacancy by appointing a justice or judge from among at least three persons but not more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. The term of the appointment commences upon the expiration of the term of the office being vacated and ends on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the year following the next general election. (b) The governor shall fill each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a term ending on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to fill that judicial office for the term of the office beginning at the end of the appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence of a vacancy or prospective vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within sixty days after the nominations have been certified to the governor. (d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, each district court of appeal, and each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, five justices concurring. Except for deliberations of the judicial nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. 8/28,9/25c ENMIENDAS CONSTITUCIONALES PROPUESTAS SOBRE LAS QUE SE VOTAR EL 4 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2014 AVISO DE ELECCIN Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notifico que se llevarn a cabo elecciones en cada condado de la Florida, el 4 de noviembre del 2014, para la aprobacin o el rechazo de una propuesta de modificacin de la constitucin del Estado de la Florida. No. 1 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO X, SECCIN 28 (Iniciativa) Ttulo de la boleta: Conservacin de aguas y tierras: dedicar fondos para adquirir y restaurar tierras objeto de conservacin y recreacin en el Estado de Florida Resumen de la boleta: Provee fondos para el Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras con el fin de adquirir, restaurar, mejorar y administrar tierras objeto de conservacin, entre ellas pantanos y bosques; el hbitat de peces y vida silvestre; tierras que protegen los recursos hdricos y las fuentes de agua potable, incluidos los Everglades, y la calidad del agua en ros, lagos y arroyos; playas y costas; tierras de recreacin al aire libre; establecimientos agrcolas y ganaderos en actividad, y emplazamientos histricos o geolgicos. Para ello se dedicar el 33% de los ingresos netos obtenidos del impuesto especial existente sobre documentos durante 20 aos. Declaracin sobre impacto financiero: Esta enmienda no incrementa ni reduce los ingresos estatales. El ingreso estatal limitado para los propsitos especificados en la enmienda se estima en $648 millones para el ao fiscal 2015-16 y aumenta a $1.268 mil millones hacia el vigsimo ao. Si eso traer como consecuencia gastos estatales adicionales depende de futuras acciones legislativas y no puede determinarse. De la misma manera, tampoco puede determinarse el impacto sobre los ingresos de gobiernos locales, si los hubiera. No se prevn costos de gobiernos locales. Texto completo: ARTCULO X VARIOS SECCIN 28. Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras. a) Con vigencia el 1 de julio del ao posterior a la aprobacin de esta enmienda por parte de los votantes y durante un perodo de 20 aos a partir de esa fecha de entrada en vigor, el Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras recibir no menos del 33% de los ingresos netos derivados del impuesto especial existente sobre documentos, tal como se define en los estatutos vigentes al 1 de enero de 2012, enmendados de tanto en tanto, o de cualquier impuesto sucesor o de reemplazo, despus de que el Departamento de Hacienda deduzca primero un cargo de servicio con el fin de pagar los costos de recopilacin y aplicacin del impuesto especial sobre documentos. b) El dinero del Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras se emplear nicamente con los siguientes propsitos: 1) Como lo establece la ley, para financiar o refinanciar: la adquisicin o mejora de tierras, reas de agua y derechos inmobiliarios relacionados, entre ellos las servidumbres de conservacin y los recursos para tierras objeto de conservacin, como, por ejemplo, pantanos, bosques y hbitat de peces y vida silvestre; reas de administracin de vida silvestre; tierras que protegen los recursos hdricos y las fuentes de agua potable, entre ellos las tierras que protegen la calidad y cantidad del agua en ros, lagos, arroyos, manantiales, y tierras que brindan recarga de agua subterrnea y sistemas acuferos; tierras en el rea agrcola de los Everglades y el rea de proteccin de los Everglades, como estn definidas en el Artculo II, Seccin 7(b); playas y costas; tierras de recreacin al aire libre, incluidos senderos recreativos, parques y espacios abiertos urbanos; paisajes rurales; establecimientos agrcolas y ganaderos en actividad, emplazamientos histricos o geolgicos; junto con la administracin, restauracin de sistemas naturales y mejoramiento del acceso pblico o disfrute recreativo de las tierras objeto de conservacin. 2) Para el pago del servicio de la deuda sobre los bonos emitidos conforme al Artculo VII, Seccin 11(e). c) El dinero depositado en el Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras, tal como se define en los estatutos vigentes al 1 de enero de 2012, no estar mezclado ni se mezclar con el Fondo de Ingresos Generales del Estado. No. 2 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO X, SECCIN 29 (Iniciativa) Ttulo de la boleta: Uso de marihuana para algunas enfermedades Resumen de la boleta: Permite el uso mdico de la marihuana a las personas con enfermedades debilitantes, segn lo determine un mdico autorizado por el Estado de Florida. Permite a los cuidadores asistir a los pacientes en el uso mdico de marihuana. El Departamento de Salud deber inscribir y regular los centros que producen y distribuyen marihuana con fines mdicos y debern extender tarjetas de identificacin a pacientes y cuidadores. Se aplica nicamente a las leyes del Estado de Florida. No autoriza infracciones de la ley federal ni ningn uso, posesin o produccin de marihuana con fines que no sean mdicos. Declaracin sobre impacto financiero: El aumento de costos generado por esta enmienda para el gobierno estatal y los gobiernos locales no puede determinarse. Habr actividades adicionales de regulacin y aplicacin asociadas a la produccin y venta de marihuana con fines mdicos. Las tarifas compensarn al menos en parte los costos de regulacin. Si bien el impuesto sobre la venta se aplica a las compras, los cambios fiscales no pueden determinarse de manera razonable, dado que, si no existe una accin legislativa o administrativa estatal, no est claro en qu medida la marihuana con fines mdicos estar exenta de impuestos. Texto completo: ARTCULO X VARIOS SECCIN 29. Produccin, posesin y uso de marihuana con fines mdicos. (a) POLTICA PBLICA. (1) El uso mdico de marihuana por parte de un paciente calificado o un cuidador personal no est sujeto a responsabilidad ni a sanciones penales o civiles conforme a las leyes del Estado de Florida, excepto segn se indica en esta seccin. (2) Un mdico autorizado por el Estado de Florida no estar sujeto a responsabilidad penal o civil ni a sanciones, conforme a las leyes del Estado de Florida, por extender un certificado mdico a una persona diagnosticada con una enfermedad debilitante de conformidad con esta seccin. (3) Las acciones y el comportamiento de un centro de tratamiento de marihuana con fines mdicos inscrito ante el Departamento, o sus empleados, segn se contempla en esta seccin y en cumplimiento de las reglamentaciones del Departamento, no estarn sujetos a responsabilidad ni a sanciones penales o civiles conforme a las leyes del Estado de Florida, excepto segn se indica en esta seccin. (b) DEFINICIONES. A los fines de esta seccin, las siguientes palabras y trminos tendrn los siguientes significados: (1) Enfermedad debilitante significa cncer, glaucoma, estado positivo del virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH), sndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida (SIDA), hepatitis C, esclerosis lateral amiotrfica (ELA), enfermedad de Crohn, enfermedad de Parkinson, esclerosis mltiple u otras enfermedades para las cuales, a criterio del mdico, los beneficios del uso mdico de la marihuana probablemente seran superiores a los riesgos potenciales para la salud de un paciente. (2) Departamento significa el Departamento de Salud o su agencia sucesora. (3) Tarjeta de identificacin significa un documento emitido por el Departamento que identifica a una persona que tiene un certificado mdico o a un cuidador personal de por lo menos veintin (21) aos de edad que ha aceptado asistir a un paciente calificado en el uso mdico de marihuana. (4) Marihuana tiene el significado otorgado al cannabis en la Seccin 893.02(3) de los Estatutos de Florida (2013). (5) Centro de tratamiento de marihuana con fines mdicos significa una entidad que adquiere, cultiva, posee, procesa (incluido el desarrollo de productos relacionados tales como alimentos, tinturas, aerosoles, aceites o ungentos), transfiere, transporta, vende, distribuye, despacha o administra marihuana, productos que contienen marihuana, suministros relacionados o material educativo a pacientes calificados o a sus cuidadores personales y que est inscrito ante el Departamento. (6) Uso mdico significa la adquisicin, posesin, uso, entrega, transferencia o administracin de marihuana o suministros relacionados por parte de un paciente calificado o un cuidador personal para ser usados por un paciente calificado para el tratamiento de una enfermedad debilitante. (7) Cuidador personal significa una persona de por lo menos veintin (21) aos de edad que ha aceptado asistir a un paciente calificado en el uso mdico de marihuana y tiene una tarjeta de identificacin de cuidador emitida por el Departamento. Un cuidador personal no puede asistir a ms de cinco (5) pacientes por vez. Un empleado de un proveedor de cuidados paliativos o de un centro mdico o de un hogar de ancianos puede actuar como cuidador personal para ms de cinco (5) pacientes calificados, segn lo permite el Departamento. Est prohibido para los cuidadores personales consumir marihuana obtenida para el uso personal y mdico del paciente calificado. (8) Mdico significa un mdico autorizado por el Estado de Florida. (9) Certificado mdico significa un documento por escrito firmado por un mdico, en el que se indica que, en la opinin profesional del mdico, el paciente sufre de una enfermedad debilitante, que los beneficios potenciales del uso mdico de la marihuana probablemente sean superiores a los riesgos para la salud del paciente, y se indica durante cunto tiempo el mdico recomienda el uso mdico de marihuana para el paciente. Un certificado mdico slo puede extenderse despus de que el mdico haya realizado un examen fsico del paciente y una evaluacin completa del historial mdico del paciente. (10) Paciente calificado significa una persona a la que se le ha diagnosticado una enfermedad debilitante, que tiene un certificado mdico y una tarjeta de identificacin vlida de paciente calificado. Si el Departamento no comienza a emitir tarjetas de identificacin dentro de los nueve (9) meses posteriores a la fecha de entrada en vigor de esta seccin, un certificado mdico vlido servir como tarjeta de identificacin de paciente para permitir que una persona se convierta en paciente calificado hasta tanto el Departamento comience a emitir tarjetas de identificacin. (c) LIMITACIONES. (1) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin afectar a las leyes referidas al uso no mdico, posesin, produccin o venta de marihuana. (2) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin autoriza el uso de marihuana con fines mdicos a cualquier persona que no sea un paciente calificado. (3) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin permite la operacin de un vehculo de motor, embarcacin o aeronave mientras se est bajo la influencia de la marihuana. (4) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin requiere que se infrinjan las leyes federales o pretende otorgar inmunidad conforme a las leyes federales. (5) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin requerir adaptacin alguna para el uso mdico de marihuana en ningn lugar de educacin o trabajo, ni para fumar marihuana con fines mdicos en ningn sitio pblico. (6) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin requerir que ningn proveedor de seguros de salud u organismo o autoridad del gobierno reembolse a ninguna persona por los gastos relacionados con el uso mdico de marihuana. (d) OBLIGACIONES DEL DEPARTAMENTO. El Departamento deber emitir reglamentaciones razonables y necesarias para la implementacin y aplicacin de esta seccin. El propsito de las reglamentaciones es garantizar la disponibilidad y el uso seguro de marihuana con fines mdicos por parte de los pacientes calificados. Es obligacin del Departamento promulgar reglamentaciones de manera oportuna. (1) Implementacin de reglamentaciones. Con el objeto de otorgarle al Departamento tiempo suficiente despus de la aprobacin de esta seccin, las siguientes reglamentaciones debern promulgarse a ms tardar seis (6) meses despus de la fecha de entrada en vigor de esta seccin: a. Procedimientos para la emisin de tarjetas de identificacin de paciente calificado a las personas portadoras de certificados mdicos, y estndares para la renovacin de dichas tarjetas de identificacin. b. Procedimientos para la emisin de tarjetas de identificacin de cuidador personal a personas calificadas para asistir a un paciente calificado en el uso mdico de marihuana, y estndares para la renovacin de dichas tarjetas de identificacin. c. Procedimientos para la inscripcin de Centros de Tratamiento de Marihuana Con Fines Mdicos, que incluyan procedimientos para la emisin, renovacin, suspensin y revocacin de inscripciones, y estndares para garantizar la seguridad informtica, el mantenimiento de registros, anlisis, etiquetado, inspeccin y seguridad. d. Una reglamentacin que defina la cantidad de marihuana que podra considerarse un suministro adecuado y razonable para el uso mdico de los pacientes calificados, sobre la base de las mejores pruebas disponibles. Esta presuncin referida a la cantidad puede contrarrestarse con pruebas del uso mdico apropiado por parte de un paciente calificado en particular. (2) Emisin de tarjetas de identificacin e inscripciones. El Departamento comenzar a emitir tarjetas de identificacin de paciente calificado y cuidador personal, y tambin iniciar la inscripcin de Centros de Tratamiento de Marihuana Con Fines Mdicos a ms tardar nueve (9) meses despus de la fecha de entrada en vigor de esta seccin. (3) Si el Departamento no emite las reglamentaciones, o si el Departamento no comienza a emitir tarjetas de identificacin y a inscribir a Centros de Tratamiento de Marihuana Con Fines Mdicos dentro de los plazos establecidos en esta seccin, cualquier ciudadano del Estado de Florida tendr derecho a valerse de recursos judiciales para obligar al cumplimiento de las obligaciones constitucionales del Departamento. (4) El Departamento deber proteger la confidencialidad de todos los pacientes calificados. Todos los registros que contengan la identidad de los pacientes calificados debern ser confidenciales y estar exentos de divulgacin pblica excepto con fines mdicos o referidos al cumplimiento de la ley vlidos. (e) LEGISLACIN. Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin limitar a la legislacin para promulgar leyes coherentes con esta disposicin. (f) DIVISIBILIDAD. Las disposiciones contenidas en esta seccin son divisibles, y si cualquier tribunal competente declara la invalidez de cualquier clusula, oracin, prrafo o seccin de esta medida, o su aplicacin, las dems disposiciones continuarn vigentes en la mayor medida posible. No. 3 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO V, SECCIONES 10, 11 (Asamblea Legislativa) Ttulo de la boleta: Nombramiento Eventual para Ciertos Cargos Judiciales Vacantes Resumen de la boleta: Proponer una enmienda a la Constitucin del Estado en la que se establezca que el Gobernador debe cubrir las vacantes eventuales en los cargos judiciales que estn sujetos a elecciones de retencin cuando los jueces o magistrados se encuentren por cumplir la edad legal para jubilarse o en el supuesto de que no califiquen para la eleccin de retencin; y permitir los nombramientos eventuales si un juez o magistrado no se retiene en su cargo en una eleccin de retencin. En la actualidad, el Gobernador no puede cubrir una vacante prevista hasta que termine el mandato del juez o magistrado actual. Texto completo: ARTCULO V PODER JUDICIAL SECCIN 10. Retencin; eleccin y mandatos. (a) Cualquier juez o magistrado puede calificar para la retencin, la cual se produce mediante el voto de los electores en la prxima eleccin general que sea anterior a la conclusin del mandato del juez o magistrado por las causas establecidas por ley. Cuando Si un juez o magistrado no est habilitado para ser retenido o no cumple con los requisitos para la retencin, se producir una vacante eventual al finalizar el periodo de calificacin de retencin a fin de nombrar un juez o magistrado sucesor, y se producir una vacante en ese cargo judicial a la finalizacin del mandato cumplido por el juez o magistrado. Cuando un juez o magistrado califique como tal para la retencin, en la boleta se deber leer claramente lo siguiente: Deber el Magistrado (o Juez) ...(nombre del juez o magistrado)... de la... (nombre de la corte)... ser retenido en el cargo judicial? Si la mayora de los electores calificados que votan dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte eligen retenerlo, entonces, el juez o magistrado continuar ejerciendo sus funciones durante un periodo de seis aos. Este mandato del juez o magistrado que ha sido retenido comenzar el primer martes luego del primer lunes de enero siguiente a la eleccin general. Si la mayora de los electores calificados que votan dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte eligen no retenerlo, una vacante eventual se producir inmediatamente luego de la eleccin general con la finalidad de nombrar a un juez o magistrado sucesor, y se producir una vacante en ese cargo judicial a la finalizacin del mandato cumplido por el juez o magistrado. (b)(1) Se deber mantener el mtodo de eleccin de jueces de circuito sin perjuicio de las disposiciones de la sub-seccin (a), excepto que la mayora de los votantes en la jurisdiccin de dicho circuito aprueben la opcin local de elegir a los jueces de circuito mediante el sistema de seleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin en lugar de mediante una eleccin. La eleccin de los jueces de circuito deber realizarse mediante el voto de electores calificados dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte. (2) Se deber mantener el mtodo de eleccin de los jueces de la corte del condado, sin perjuicio de las disposiciones de la sub-seccin (a), excepto que la mayora de los votantes en la jurisdiccin de dicho condado aprueben la opcin local de elegir a los jueces del condado mediante el sistema de seleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin en lugar de mediante una eleccin. La eleccin de los jueces del Condado deber realizarse mediante el voto de electores calificados dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte. (3)a. En la eleccin general del ao 2000 se deber votar en cada jurisdiccin territorial de circuito y de condado para decidir si el modo de elegir a los jueces de circuito y a los jueces del condado ser mediante el sistema de seleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin en lugar de mediante una eleccin. Si los electores votan por no ejercer esta opcin local, esta opcin no podr someterse a votacin de los electores en esa jurisdiccin hasta que hayan transcurrido al menos dos aos. b. A partir del ao 2000, cada circuito puede presentar la opcin local de eleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin o de la eleccin de jueces de circuito, segn corresponda, al presentar una solicitud ante el encargado de los registros estatales. Dicha solicitud deber estar firmada por un nmero de electores igual a por lo menos el diez por ciento de los votos emitidos en la jurisdiccin de ese circuito en la ltima eleccin presidencial efectuada. c. A partir del ao 2000, cada condado puede presentar la opcin local de eleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin o la eleccin de los jueces del condado, segn corresponda, al presentar una solicitud ante el supervisor de las elecciones. Dicha solicitud deber estar firmada por un nmero de electores igual a por lo menos el diez por ciento de los votos emitidos en el condado en la ltima eleccin presidencial efectuada. Los mandatos de los jueces de circuito y los jueces de condado sern de seis aos. SECCIN 11. Vacantes. (a)(1) Siempre que se produzca una vacante en un cargo judicial sujeto a la eleccin de retencin, el gobernador deber cubrir la vacante mediante el nombramiento de una persona entre al menos tres y no ms de seis personas nominadas por la comisin judicial de nombramientos correspondiente, por un periodo que finalizar el primer martes luego del primer lunes de enero del ao siguiente a las prximas elecciones generales que se efecten al menos un ao despus de la fecha del nombramiento. (2) Siempre que se produzca una vacante eventual en un cargo judicial sujeto a la eleccin de retencin, el gobernador deber cubrir esa vacante eventual mediante el nombramiento de un juez o un magistrado de entre al menos tres personas y no ms de seis personas nominadas por la comisin judicial de nombramientos correspondiente. El plazo del nombramiento comienza cuando finaliza el plazo del cargo que qued vacante y concluye el primer martes luego del primer lunes de enero del ao siguiente a la prxima eleccin general. (b) El gobernador deber cubrir cada vacante de una corte de circuito o de una corte de condado, en donde los jueces sean elegidos por mayora de votos de los electores, al nombrar a una persona entre no menos de tres y no ms de seis personas nominadas por la comisin judicial de nombramientos correspondiente, por un periodo que concluye el primer martes luego del primer lunes de enero del ao que sigue a eleccin primaria y general que se efecte por lo menos un ao despus de la fecha del nombramiento. Se deber realizar una eleccin para cubrir ese cargo judicial por el periodo del cargo que comienza al finalizar el periodo del cargo por nombramiento. (c) Los nombramientos se debern realizar dentro de los treinta das desde que se ha producido la vacante o vacante eventual, excepto que el gobernador extienda el perodo por un lapso que no podr exceder los treinta das. El gobernador deber realizar el nombramiento dentro de los sesenta das desde que los nombramientos hayan sido certificados ante el gobernador. (d) Tal como lo establece la legislacin general, debern existir diferentes comisiones judiciales de nombramientos para el Tribunal Supremo, para cada tribunal de apelacin de distrito, y para cada circuito judicial en todos los juzgados de primera instancia del circuito. Las comisiones judiciales de nombramientos debern establecer reglamentos de procedimiento uniformes en cada nivel del sistema judicial. Tales reglamentos, o cualquier parte de ellos, podrn ser derogados por las leyes generales promulgadas con la mayora de votos de cada cmara de la Asamblea Legislativa, o por el Tribunal Supremo de Justicia con el voto concurrente de cinco magistrados. A excepcin de las deliberaciones realizadas por las comisiones judiciales de nombramientos, los procedimientos de las comisiones y sus registros debern estar abiertos al pblico. BY DR. KYLE BROWNINTERIM HORTICULTURE AGENT BAKER COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICETiny little bugs are currenton trunks and main branches of many species of trees in the area. While most common on oaks, especially live oaks, they can be found on almost any species of tree. If you see the webs on your trees, do not despair as they do not harm the trees in any way. These little critters are actually cleaning the bark under neath the protective web cov ering. Often called tree cattle because they occur in large herds, these bugs are kin to aphids and feed on algae, fun gi, moss and most any organic They will persist until cold weather and then disappear. So no control is necessary. Consider them an interesting oddity and invite your neighbors over to see your herd.No need to fear tree cattleTree cattle webbing. Dr. Charles HallDr. Hall will retire from FL Gateway presidency in spring

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Page 14 T B C P ursday, August 28, 2014 YARD SALES Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., 4301 Stacey Barber Lane, Macclenny. Everything must go-including a huge 10x20' barn with loft and a 6500 watt generator. 904408-9269. Friday, 8:30 a.m. ?, 3784 Richard Grifs Lane, 228 State Road, past Wal-mart; 2nd driveway. All size girl clothes, phone/Ipod cases, wallets, shoes all sizes, household items and miscellaneous. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m., 571 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. 4:00 p.m., 8278 Woodlawn Park Place, Macclenny. DVDs, knick-knacks, china hutch, womens clothes, 3 burner crockpot and lots more. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. ?, off George Hodges Road, to Boxwood Lane; follow signs. 3 families; furniture, comforters, curtains, household and more. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., 6748 Southern States Nursery Road, Macclenny. No early birds! Two desks, clothes and household items. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. ?, 726 Miltondale Road. Multi-family; indoor moving sale. Girls, ladies clothes, toys, lots of household items-so, rain or shine-Come shop in air conditioned comfort! Saturday, 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., 7496 W. Washington Street, Glen; behind Higginbothams Towing on 90 West. Baker Pump Service/Stanley Monds. Going out of business. 904-334-6409. 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. 8/28c Badcock single mechanical bed or will trade for a full size bed. 259-2808. 8/28p Utility/lawn trailer, 4x8 $300; double bed-mattress/box spring, headboard, footboard and frame, like new $100; queen size comforter in bag, with extras $25 each, Sony Vaio tap computer, new, only used 3 times, with box and warranties; tap screen or use keyboard $500; single bed mattress $50; 2 boxes of antique dishes/glassware $25 per box. 904-408-1598. 8/28p 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. 8/28p 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 Looking for live-in help in Taylor area. Help with cooking and light housekeeping for senior citizen. Room and board provided. Must be dog friendly and have own transportation. 259-0772 or 259-5166. 8/28p 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. 8/28p 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. 8/28p 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. 8/28p 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. 8/28p 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. 8/28p 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. 8/28p 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 Buick Lesabre, 2005. 4 door Sedan that is as clean as the day is long. Super super low miles!!!! Garage kept. Only $7,990. Call (352) 436-4733. 8/28c Dodge Ram 1500, 2008. Very clean history and truck that has been proven to get the job done. Need to sell for $9,500. Call (352) 436-4733. 8/28c Buick Lacrosse, 2009. Cleanest Lacrosse in all of Florida! Looks like it came off the showroom floor. Only $9,995. Call (352) 436-4733. 8/28c Chevrolet Impala, 2012. Super clean and clean Carfax. Best price in all of Florida! Only $10,350. Call (352) 436-4733. 8/28c Nissan Versa, 2012. Gets excellent fuel economy and requires no maintenance. Like brand new. Only $10,900. Call (352) 436-4733. 8/28c Hyundai Sonata, 2012. A total cream puff and so well kept youd never know anyone ever drove it before. Cant beat this deal for only $11,350. Call (352) 4364733. 8/28c Pontiac Bonneville, 2004. GXP trimonly the best. A pure diamond of a ride. Well loved by the owner. Only $11,500. Call (352) 436-4733. 8/28c Toyota Matrix, 2009. A great ride for space and to get great fuel economy. I love this car and its only $11,800. Call (352) 436-4733. 8/28c Chevrolet Malibu, 2012. Very clean ride and has been well maintained. Awesome price of only $11,850. Call (352) 4364733. 8/28c Ford Fusion, 2012. 4 door Sedan and won car of the year. In exceptional shape and a superb deal for only $11,995. Call (352) 436-4733. 8/28c Chevrolet Equinox, 2012. Excellent value and one of the best SUVS around today. Looking to make a deal for only $11,950. Call (352) 436-4733. 8/28c Ford Escape, 2012. Clean Carfax and only 1 owner. Tremendous for the money for only $12,850. Call (352) 436-4733. 8/28c 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. 8/28p ANIMALS FOUND: Large dog found in the Steele Bridge Road area. Call to identify and possibly claim. 259-9345. 8/28p LOST: Black Mini Schnauzer dog. Last seen 8/19 at 8 a.m. on 139B & Watson Road. Very skittish. Call 904-434-2871 or 904-318-7728. 8/28p Full blooded German Shepherd puppies; 4 males; 9 weeks old. $150 each. 259-7583. 8/28p 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 Medical Technologist II (Licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist) needed at NE Florida State Hospital in Macclenny, FL. $45,760 annual salary plus benets. For more info/to apply, visit https://peoplerst.myorida.com, search under Baker County (Requisition no. 60009498) or contact Tracy Padgett at 904-259-6211 ext. 1756/ tracy_padgett@dcf.state..us. 8/28-9/18c Hair Stylist wanted. Booth rent position. 904-408-9729. 8/28p Needed-driver/laborer for asphalt/ concrete work. CDL required. EOE; women encouraged. DT Services, Inc. 904-781-0055. 8/28-9/4p 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 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.title@gmail.com or fax to 912-843-2065. 8/14-28p Drivers, CDL-A: Home EVERY Weekend! ALL Loaded/Empty Miles Paid! Dedicated Southeast! Or Walk Away Lease, No Money Down. 1-855-971-8523. 8/28p 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. 8/28p 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. 8/28p 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 rmtowing@aol.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. 8/28p 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. Doublewide mobile home and 1 acre land. 6141 C.W. Webb Road, Macclenny. $84,900. 904-910-3890 or 904-239-1057. 8/28-9/18p 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 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 FOR RENT 2 BR, 2 BA singlewide in Glen. Service animals only. $600/month plus $600 deposit. 386-697-7140. 8/21-28p 1 BR, 1 BA small apartment in Macclenny; water and electricity included. $550/ month plus $550 deposit. 904-408-9269. 8/28p Beautiful, like new custom built extra large singlewide. Oversized master bed and bath, large spare bed and bath. All amenities-must see. $750/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 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home on 3 acres; close to Macclenny. $600/month, 1st, last and $300 deposit. 904-710-5246. 8/21-28p 3 BR, 1 BA brick home with garage; CH/A. $850/month plus deposit. 259-6849. 8/28-9/4p 14x65 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home. Water and sewage included; CH/A. $550/month plus $250 deposit. Call Joe 904-2752712. 8/28p Room for rent. Nice brick home, city of Macclenny, 1 mile from Wal-mart; walking distance to everything. Free access to washer, dryer, kitchen, etc. Perfect for senior citizen. Free unlimited internet. $450/month plus $150 deposit. 904-2353054. 8/28p 3 BR, 2 BA home in Taylor. With ofce, den, outside storage; on 1.6 acres with nice front porch, $850/month. Please call 304-318-4824. 8/28-9/4p 3 BR, 2 BA singlewide; inside city limits and HUD approved. $700/month plus $300 deposit. 904-614-7336 or 904497-3553. 8/28p 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide mobile home in Sanderson. 904-275-2136. 8/28p 2 BR, 1 BA duplex. All appliances including washer, dryer, dishwasher. $675/ month plus $675 deposit. 259-3300 or 904-591-2790. 8/28tfc 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home. $750/month plus deposit. 904-562-9494 daytime, 259-6237 evening. 8/28p 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. 8/28c 3 BR, 2 BA brick home in Macclenny; with bonus room, CH/A, large fenced yard, RV cover. $1250/month plus $1250 deposit. Service animals only. 904-463-2551 or 904-275-2897. 8/28-9/4p 2 BR, 1 BA apartment in Macclenny. Quiet established neighborhood. $550/month plus $500 deposit. 1st & last months rent plus deposit due after application process to move in. Call 259-8444 for more infor mation or to get an application. 8/28c 3 BR, 2 BA remodeled home in the country, just outside of the city of Macclenny; on one acre. 6285 Bob Kirkland Road, Macclenny. $850/month plus $600 deposit. 259-8444. 8/28c 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 $1800/month plus $1800 deposit. Real Estate with Garlon Webb 904-4089146. 8/28c 2 BR, 1 BA inside city; heat and air. $400/ month. 904-537-1639. 8/28c 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 904FOR SALE 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 I BUY USED MOBILE HOMES$$ CASH PAID $$IMMEDIATELY904.259.4663 813-1580 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. Half acre; garbage, water, sewer, lawn care provided; family neighborhood. 912-843-8118 or 904-6998637. www.rentyes.net. 10/31tfc COMMERCIAL RENT For Lease1500 SF retail/office space at 541 S. 6th Street, Macclenny. $1000/ month. Call Jack at 904-616-9432. 9/26tfc MOBILE HOMES BRAND NEW 2015 5 BR, 3 BA. $69,900. 259-4663. waynefriermacclenny.com. 8/28-9/18c NO MONEY DOWN, USE YOUR LAND. 3 BED-$399/MONTH, 4 BED-$499/MONTH. 259-4663. waynefriermacclenny.com. 8/28-9/18c BRAND NEW 2 BD, 2 BA. $29,900 WITH WOOD CABINETS/LOW-E WINDOWS. 259-4663. waynefriermacclenny.com. 8/28-9/18C HUGE MODULAR ON 2.5 ACRES. 2007 4 BD, 2 BA. 139K CALL 259-4663. 8/28-9/18c DIRECTOR, GRANTS MANAGEMENT Re-Advertised Duties include Institutional Planning, Proposal Production, Capacity Provide leadership and support for researching grant availability, planProvide oversight to grant coordinators supporting existing funded various types of funding agencies and at least two years of experience hiring, training, and supervising ence in educational setting (preferexperience 9/12/14 Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and phoPosition details and applications Florida Gateway College Lake City, FL 32025-2007 FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/ EA/EO College in Education and Employment ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm8981 S. SR 228 Macc. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Tues. & Thurs. 6:45 7:45 pm | BC Health Department

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Knowledge of theory and practical application of electrical, air conditioning, plumbing and mechanical maintenance, blue print and schematic reading, steam heating operation, boiler operation, transformer operation and maintenance, law enforcement and criminal investigation. Ability to create and manipulate spreadsheets, create computerized reports and communicate electronically. Able to demonstrate and train on safe, compliant maintenance skills. Basic knowledge of regulatory climate including OSHA, EPA, water and land use regulations. Desirable ence, State licensure in a construction related area, State Licensed sign Professional. Salary: Based on degree and experience. Range starts at $55,000 Position details and applications Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 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Ability to present information in a coherent manner and the ability to fairly evaluate student retention of that information. Ability to focus on student retention and success. Attention to detail. Strong organizational skills. Literate. Teaching experience. BSN preferred. EXCELLENT SALARY PAID BENEFITS DESIRABLE SCHEDULE Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with Position details and applications Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Ph (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 7544814 FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/ EA/EO College in Education and Employment The following land transactions were recorded in the Baker County court house from May 1 to August 5. Values are derived from documentary stamps. Many descriptions are by S(ec tion) T(own ship) R(ange). If acre age or price are not listed, none were indi cat ed in the documents. -------------Grith, Louise Carolyn to Wells Fargo Bank Na in LT 2 32-2S-22E, $52,247 Mierzwinski, Kevin J to Smith, Edwin S in LT 41 HUNTERS RIDGE AT GLEN PLANTATION, $184,000 Bayview Loan Servicing Llc to Anderson, Oliver in 31-2S-22E, $48,000 Stearns, Thomas G to Stearns, Thomas G in LT 8 DAWKINS ADD MACCLENNY, $53,000 Williams, Gregory Doyle to Cohenour, Frank E in 13-32-21E, $145,000 TD Bank Na to Michon, Gregory in LT 18 HUMMINGBIRD TRAIL, $200,000 Vanderbilt Mortgage And Finance Inc to Ehrie, Richard Baron Jr in LT 3 4 BLK 2 TURKEY CREEK RETREAT UNIT TWO, $85,000 Grissett, Roger A to Raulerson, Adam in LT 37 OLD NURSERY PLANTATION, $40,000 Parish, Mary C to Parish, Christa L in LT 4 5 6 BLK 18 MACCLENNY, $5,650 Farr, John to Farr, Michael W in LT 17 FOX RIDGE ESTATES, $55,000 Farr, Diana to Farr, Michael W in LT 17 FOX RIDGE ESTATES, $55,000 Gardner, Grant A to Hodges, Aaron W in LT 17 RIDGE ESTATES, $125,000 Jacobs, Stephanie to Taylor, Lonnie R in LT 37 38 BLK 1 DEERFIELD, $30,000 Taylor, Lonnie R to Rountree, Donald I in LT 37 38 BLK 1 DEERFIELD, $40,000 Davis, Gill B to Smith, Bryan W in 20-3S-21E, $78,953 Williams, Marsha M to RoselloPage, Samantha R in 07-3S-22E, $208,000 Schiner, Janet A to Frank, Walter R in LT 29 MACCLENNY ACRES, $172,000 Shadd, Laura J to Pereira, Fernando Vasco in LT 1 08-1N-21E, $64,000 Cline, Laura W to Mullins Carol R in LT 16 FOX RIDGE ESTATES PHASE 1, $122,000 Farr, Deborah P to Boatright, Steve Jr in LT 22 BLK C MCCLENNY II UNIT II, $25,500 Williams, Rosa A to Country Federal Credit Union in LT 7 BLK 56 MACCLENNY $46,690 Loncarevic, Elma Lee Preall Hardin to Newman, Donald in LT 25 FOREST PARK SUB $136,000 Klm Towers Inc to Gtp Structures I Llc in 05-3S-22E $773,454 McCormick 105 Llc to Drummond, James in 25-2S-21E $107,000 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Taylor, Richard G in 30-2S-22E $114,000 Crews, Jana to Barnes, Bobby J Sr in LT 15 TIMBERLANE SUB UNIT 1 $125,000 Picard, Joseph Charles to Walker, Jason E in LT 4 FOREST GLEN $292,382 Fannie Mae to Bryant, Gregory W in 02-1S-20E $182,900 B A R Construction Inc to Mcintyre Amber Elizabeth in LT 31 HUNTERS RIDGE AT GLEN PLANTATION $180,000 Sikes, John Daniel Jr to Rhoden, Meshelle D in LT 23 ALLEN LANDS $17,000 Prescott, Wanda Sue to Mccullough, Trace in 20-2S-22E $13,500 Baker County Clerk Of Courts to Rochester, Nathan B in 23-3S-210000-0000-0191 $3,676 Catalan, Hannah to Ali, Nazir in LT 16 BLK2 TURKEY CREEK RETREAT UNIT 2 $26,000 Riggle, Frank to Kline, Ralph E Jr in 15-3S-21-0000-0000-0080 $45,000 Antill, Lewis to Fussell, James R III in LT 6 BLK 62 MACCLENNY $79,000 Conn, Wayne E to West, Rachel Kathryn in LT 9 RIDGE ESTATES $223,000 Altman, John Reavis Jr to 21st Mortgage Corporation in 03-2S-21E $135,800 Robinson, Alex to Robinson, Michael S in LT 69 FOX RIDGE ESTATES PHASE THREE $89,341 Mobley, James R to Huggins, Bobby G in LT 26 27 BLK 2 DEERFIELD $38,600 Jerrell, Carl E to Patterson, Theresa L in LT 18 TIMBERLANE SUB $119,000 American Enterprise Bank to Johnson, Carl A in LT 6 LT 3 BLK 9 MACCLENNY $186,000 JPM organ Chase Bank NA to Royal, Thomas D Jr in 322S2200800050110 $37,500 First Federal Bank Of Florida to Thrift, Jody P in 292S22000000000190 $35,000 Kennedy, Desmond Wesley Jr to Martin, Robert B in 133S21013400040020 $29,500 Burnsed, Carolyn B to Rhoden, Meshelle D in 13-2S-21-0000-00000011 $156,630 Harvest Baptist Church Inc to Nettles, Jerey in 06-1S-21E $130,000 End, John R Jr to Brannan, Robert C Jr in LT 1 BLK 3 JERRY W THOMAS SUB $123,000 Burnham, Timmie to Clark, Michael Jr in LT 2 BLK II MACCLENNY II $145,000 Jpmorgan Chase Bank Na to Ramsey, Valerie in LT 9 BLK 4 POWELLS ADD $37,500 Federal National Mortgage Association to Johns, Robert S in LT 123 ROLLING MEADOWS $181,500 Fish, Patricia L Trustee to Mobley, James Wesley Trustee in LT 21 29-2S-22E $42,000 Kennedy, John D to Wolfe, James C in LT 4 BLK 3 POWELL BLUFF SUB $45,000 GMAT Legal Title Trust 2013 1 to Kittrell, Jason A in LT 136 ROLLING MEADOWS $155,000 Little David H to Howell Lloyd W in 06-2S-22E $65,000 Secretary Housing Urban Development to Crews, Darrell in LT 3 FRANK COMBS CIRCLE $41,200 Payne, Diane R Trustee to Bryner, Steven E in BRYNER STEVEN E $75,000 Novaton, Ibis Natividad to US Bank Trust Na Trustee in PAR 6 04-1S-21E $115,000 Fannie Mae to Davis, Ashley M in LT 10 BLK 3 JERRY W THOMAS SUB $82,000Land transactions May to August NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Tuesday & Thursday at 6:45 7:45 pm Baker County Health Department ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm8981 S. 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Page16AUGUST 28, 2014 JON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comAfter showing improvecials clinic, the BCHS Wildcats struggled August 22 as they fell 46-26 at Ed White in the Kick The Cats started the game starting defense couldnt slow down the Commanders rushing attack and allowed two team had a tough time moving the ball early and committwo interceptions was returned 25-yards for a touchdown on an attempted wide receiver screen. Head coach Tom MacPherson wasnt happy with how his team started the game. We regressed back to the team that showed up against First Coast, coach MacPherson said. We didnt come out of the box ready to play. Sooner or later weve got to be able to when running back Vic Giv ens outran the defense on a 40-yard catch-and-run from Carter to put the Cats on the board and make the score 21-6 after a missed extra point. Momentum seemed to be shifting in Baker Countys favor when the defense forced a three-anddeep in Ed White territory after a bad punt. Baker County was threaten ing to score and had the ball inside the 5-yard line in the opening minutes of the second quarter. The Cats went for it on fourth down from the 2-yard line, but were unable to push the ball past the line of scrim mage and turned the ball over on downs. Coach MacPherson said they would normally go for but Carter was having issues with his hamstring. I called a play the kids wanted to run and I was happy that they did, he said. We just didnt execute. The turnover on downs was a turning point as the Commanders orchestrated a 12play 98-yard touchdown drive following it to extend their lead. Almost 70 of the yards came on the ground, including the 6-yard scoring run. Coach MacPherson blamed the rush defense woes in part on the loss of free safety Mason Batten, who will miss at a low-grade concussion early in the game. The free safety is responsible for setting the coverages, the head coach said, and backup Reggie Givens didnt have experience doing that. Ed White took advantage of two more Wildcat turnovers with a pair of touchdowns as it continued to pound the ball on the ground. The Cats scored late in the half as Carter ran it in from three yards out to make the score 34-12 when most of the starters were pulled at the break. The touchdown drive was highlighted by Seth Paiges long run where he cut across initially. The backup players and junior varsity squad got to play in the second half and Eugene Farmer led the defense with two interceptions, and Jamon Jones added another one. On offense, Zach Rafuse scored on a 12-yard run and Curtis Harmon added another touchdown run in the fourth Coach MacPherson liked what he saw out of the JV players. That groups going to be really good, he said. Those young kids are pretty darn good now. Overall, the head coach wasnt happy with the players attitudes against White and said its going to have to change if they want to be a winning team. Were not in panic mode yet, coach MacPherson said. Are we frustrated? Yes. Im more frustrated with the culture and the attitude than I am the losing because none of these games counted yet. I expect fans to be upset and I expect people to be disappointed, and I dont blame them, he added. Its got to get better. Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonA host of JV players run down the Ed White quarterback during Fridays kicko classic. Brody Crews, Valdez Jackson and Thomas Rollins converge on the quater back for the sack. Photo by Jud Johnson PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Vic Givens heads to the end zone. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON No. 4 leaps for a catch.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonSeth Paige runs the ball down eld.Wildcats fall 46-26 to White in classicSluggish start leads to 21-0 rst quarter scoreJON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comWith the spring game and mirror, the BCHS Wildcat reg August 29 when the team hosts the St. Augustine Yellow Jack ets in a tough early-season test. Coach Tom MacPherson said Mondays practice in prep aration for the home debut was one of the best the team has had. He allowed the seniors to talk to the team without the coaching staff, and that talk seemed to refocus the players on their goals for the season. The Cats will need the energy to continue through Friday night as it goes up against a program that hasnt missed the Jackets play sound defense and will make it hard for the Cats to run the ball, coach MacPherson said, so the squad will have to rely on quickly getting the ball to its receivers on the perimeter. St. Augustines offense is run-heavy and is led by running back Patrick Stewart, who rushed for more than 1,000 last season. The Cats defense will have to remain disciplined and maintain its assignments to slow down the Yellow Jackets, he said. Coach MacPherson never beat St. Augustine during his tenure at Ridgeview, and he thinks Baker County has the win against the program. A week one win will give the team something to build upon for the rest of the year, but playing a close game against St. Augushe said. on the right start and win the game, coach MacPherson said. Winning the game is obviously the number one priority. If we win, we can get momentum and get the ball rolling and get fans excited, but if we play good football and were in the game, I think thats going to be good enough to spark this team and let us know we can play football against good teams. The head coach is hoping the players will come out as ener gized as he will be for the season opener. He is looking for ward to being on the sidelines under Friday night lights at time. I heard a lot of great things about home games, he said. Ive heard how crazy games are and what the town is like. Im really amped up and Im looking forward to the environment on Friday night. Im hoping the players respond the same way the coaches are going to respond because I know Im going to be excited. Check www.bakercoun typress.com Friday night for a brief recap of the matchup against St. Augustine and see next weeks edition for a full review of the action. Coach MacPherson will also share his reaction to the game Monday at 7 pm on 92.1 FM during a show with Mike Crews and David Crummey held at Woodys Bar-B-Q.Hosting Jackets in opener NARCOTICS ANONYMOUSWe 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.

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ursday, August 28, 2014 T B C P Page 17JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR jonshu@live.comA tight defensive battle gave way to a wild fourth quarter August 26 when the JV Wildcat football team dropped its home opener 24-19 to Columbia County. The Cats took over the ball at their own 33-yard line with a minute remaining in the game following a strong fourth-down stand by the defense. Two Columbia penalties helped the team quickly move the ball to the Tigers 35-yard line with less than 40 seconds left in the game. Quarterback Cam Mobley threw a perfect pass that would have been the go-ahead score to Curtis Harmon, but the receivers hands. Despite the missed opportunity, Baker County stayed alive as Rod Haygood gained 10-yards on a screen pass and an incompletion stopped the clock with one second left in the game. Mobleys last-second heave to the end zone was intercepted to seal Columbia Countys close win. The season opener was a low quarters as the Cats trailed 12-7 entering the fourth frame. The team opened the game with a quick 60-yard touchdown run from Harmon after he faked an option pitch to break free. The mentum rolling and struggled to move the ball until late in the contest. The defense held strong, however, and kept the Cats in the game, but the unit allowed two second-quarter touchdown runs of 3and 20-yards. Baker County regained the lead to start the high-scoring fourth quarter as Mobley a 1-yard touchdown run to give the boys a 13-12 lead with less The scoring run was set up by a 43-yard pass to Christian Watkins, who was brought down at the 1-yard line. The Tigers wasted no time responding, though, as they returned the ensuing kickoff 70-yards for a touchdown to retake the an 18-13 lead. Columbia added another score by returning an interception for a go up by 11 less than a minute later. Harmon quickly put the Cats right back in scoring position as before he was tackled inside punched it in two plays later to pull within one score at 24-19. The Cats almost got the ball right back by recovering an on side kick, but the ball didnt travel 10-yards before it was picked up. Two minutes ran made the tough fourth-down tion to drive for the win. The JV Cats will try to recover from the thrilling loss and even up their record September 4 when they travel to Clay. 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 jjbug@hotmail.com WE SPECIALIZE IN PROBLEM ROOFS 259-2563 FREE Estimates AMATEUR TALENT CONTEST Juniors Category (ages 12-17) Adults Category (ages 18 & up)$25 Entry FeeOctober 4 at 6 pmAll Around 2014 Baker County Fair Star Search Winner1st Place $200 2nd Place $100Contestants will be judged on talent, originality & presentation.Name:__________________________________________ Address:________________________________________ Phone: _________________________________________ Talent: __________________ No. of participants________Applications due by September 20thMail to: Baker County Fair, PO Box 492, Macclenny, FL 32063www.bakercountyfair.com Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonCurtis Harmon disrupts a pass.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonJosh Haygood is pulled to the turf.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonWill Livingston attempts to tackle a runner.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonNo. 5 Curtis Harmon recovers an on side kick that it didnt go the required 10 yards.Narrow loss for JV Cats Tuesday ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm8981 S. SR 228 Macc.

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Page 18 T B C P ursday, August 28, 2014 up to up to Certain restrictions and exclusions apply. Applicants must meet all State and Federal identication verication requirements and State age requirements. Offer not available to applicants in default on a Badcock account or in an active bankruptcy. Offer valid through September 15, 2014 at participating stores only.701 S 5th St MACCLENNYPrices and offers effective Aug. 26 Sept. 15, 2014 OFF OFFENTERTAINMENT CENTERSdiscount is off of regular retail only ALL OFF OFFAPPLIANCES ALLdiscount is off of regular retail only to up to OFF OFF5 pc DINING ROOMSdiscount is off of regular retail only ALL OFF OFFFLOORING to up todiscount is off of regular retail only ALL OFF OFFELECTRONICSdiscount is off of regular retail only to up to ALL SALE GIANT ALLSOFAS discount is off of regular retail only OFF OFF years1904 REFUSED* up to up to JON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comThe BCHS Lady Cat volleyball team got off to a hot start under first-year coach Ashley Holton, winning their season opener August 25 in straight sets over hosting Christs Church Academy after going undefeated in two preseason games. The girls put away the Lady Eagles 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 2519) to start the season on a positive note. Hayleigh Mulkey led the team with eight aces and Callie Miller had a team-high eight kills. Coach Holton said winning the first game is important to having a successful year. I feel like its going to kick start our season, she said about the win. The energy was up. I plan on having a real good season. Coach Holton credited seniors Callie Wheeler and Rebekah Long with keeping the team together when theyre on the court and helping create chemistry among the Lady Cats. The season-opening win came a few days after the girls won both preseason games August 22 against Raines and Trinity at Stanton. The girls looked shaky in the first game, coach Holton said, but she attributed it to nerves. The Lady Cats looked much better when they played Trinity in the second game, she said. Coach Holton said Mulkey helped the team beat Trinity with numerous aces while serving. They helped put muchneeded points on the board for the squad, she said. The team will try to keep the momentum building as the first week rolls along August 28 when they travel to Suwannee. The Lady Cats will make their home debut September 2 when they host Union County.JON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comFourteen runners will make up this years BCHS cross country team under new coach Pamela Robinson when the season begins September 6 at Ridgeview. The team has high hopes for its runners as team captains Shea Robinson and Ty Hartley spent several months training with the #Runnovation program at 1st Place Sports in Jacksonville. The two athletes worked on their endurance and leadership skills during the program. Coach Robinson is also expecting great times from Brandi Calla way, who will try to build upon her regionals appearance from last year, and Matthew Butcher. The majority of the varsity squads consist of returning runners from 2013. Hartley and Butcher will be joined by returners Sheldon Griffis, Robbie Martin and Chris Buhler on the boys varsity team. Incoming freshmen Cameron Hauge and Jordan Johnson will also run on varsity. The girls team is made up of returners Robinson, Callaway, Jor dan Lauramore, Rachel Harrison, Shelbie Martin and Emily Harris. Sophomore Mia Fish will be a newcomer for the varsity girls this year. Coach Robinson is excited to get the 10-meet season underway after the team worked out all summer. We are a small team but hope individuals will surpass many personal best times from previous years, coach Robinson wrote in an email. I am proud of their hard work and dedication running through these hot summer months. Ladies win 3-0New cross country coach Robinson has mix of new, old talent ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm | 8981 S. SR 228 Macc.