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904.259.2400 www.bakercountypress.com email@example.comCOVERING BAKER COUNTY SINCE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll.How shouldve the county budget been trimmed?27% Board of county commissioners 27% Sheris oce19% All of the above11% Building, planning, zoning, & code enforcement 40% Cut employees/services31% All of the above16% Raise taxes13% Cash reserves Plan hatched to make meth in GeorgiaSee page 6BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION Turned her childhood pain into passion for animals See page 11 Swim posts top 3 nishes in loss See page 18JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgFor at least the last two years, the Baker County Commission has been getting a steep discount for the housing and care of local inmates at the county jail. Not only has the owner of the jail, the Baker Correctional Development Corporation, or BCDC, been giving the county a small discount for prepaying the bill for county prisoners, but the base amount the county has been doling out for each of its inmates for each day theyre locked up, the so-called daily rate, has also been significantly less than the actual costs be ing born by the corporation, an MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Consolidated Design Professionals, a Tallahassee-based engineering firm with offices throughout the Southeastern United States, has been selected to design a new road east of Macclenny that will open up woodlands for future industrial/commercial development and provide an alternative truck route between Interstate 10 and U.S. 90. With final plans due by midOctober 2015, the long-awaited and greatly-anticipated eastern bypass, labeled the Midpoint Parkway, could be well under construction in 2016 at an estimated cost of around $10 million. Consolidated Design Professionals, or CDP, was the unanimous choice of the Baker County Commission at a board meeting on September 16 after receiving the endorsement of County Manager C.J. Thompson over eight other engineering firms vying for the contract. Mr. Thompson said that he, County Planner Ed Preston and Robert Fletcher, the countys road and bridge supervisor, had reviewed all proposals and evaluated each firm on numerous criteria, including experience, qualifications, ability to meet contract schedule and familiarity with preparing projects for Florida Department of Transportation. Of the nine respondents, the county manager said, only one firm was ranked in the top three by each scorer and was Time Period Total ExpensesAverage Daily PopulationNumber of Days=Real Daily CostDecember 2012 thru September 2013$10,600,710386 304 $90.52October 2013 thru July 2014$11,995,793425 304 $92.85July 2013(One month with the lowest average population since February 2010)$1,049,379303 31 $111.72Source: Baker Correctional Development Corporation nancial statements 31 See page 7 See page 4JOEL ADDINGTON | MANAGING EDITOR email@example.comThe county fair will start its 2014 run on Friday with more midway rides, new activities and some new music performers. Cathy Rhoden of the Baker County Fair Association said last year the midway vendor, Premium Concessions of Hubbard, OH, was brought in on short notice when the previous vendor opted not to renew its contract with the association and had only half its rides in place for the 2013 event. This year, she says, there will be 20 midway rides plus two new attractions helicopter rides and laser tag games every night of the 10-day fair run. The laser tag vendor is Red Dragon Laser Tag of Hamersville, OH. They contacted us about coming, said Mrs. Rhoden said of the laser tag and helicopter ven-Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jim McGauleyState fair ride inspector John Galean gives the once-over inspection of a kiddie ride at the fairgrounds. The preschools Penny Combs (right) and her husband Clayton Combs put nishing touches on the schools fair booth Monday. Photo by Joel AddingtonCapitol engineers to design 90 bypassWith new attractionsTheFAIRis here Inmate costs exceed BCDCs daily rate Ocials: feds drive rate, not usSee page 2 Of the nine respondents only one rm was ranked in the top three by each scorer and was the number one overall.County Manager C.J. ompson
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Page3SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 Remembering a longtime icon in downtown GlenTo mark the death last week of Spencer Jor dan, a familiar presence in Glen St. Mary for de cades, we solicited comments from readers on what he meant to them. Their tributes: Trader Jos Lily Rose: Spence would come in the shop once a week or so just to see how we were doing. Almost every evening, he would be close by as we got ready to leave. He said he wanted to make sure we got in the car all right. He rode by the shop several times each day. He always had a smile and a wave for everyone. He will be sorely missed! Gina Daly Tanner: If you live in Glen you know Spencer. When my Granny was alive Spencer would go by her house to check on her and make a run to the store for her. If he didnt come by, she would push her walker down to the Quick Stop and there you would nd her with Spencer sitting on the Liars Bench. It was just an everyday kinda thing to drive through Glen, look for Spencer and wave! I will sure miss him! Shelie Rhoden: When I was seven years old I remember him standing at the corner and we couldnt wait to wave at him as he would already have his hand in the air with a big smile on his face. Crazy how quickly time can y but its amazing how we remember. Donnie Loudermilk: When I joined the re department, he told all the short cuts to get were I needed to go and he always talked to me and would tell me the history of the re department. First time I went to call at night I got to the rehouse, opened the tanker door and Spencer sat up! He said, What do we got? and scared me. I did not know he was sleeping in the tanker! RIP Spencer. Dana Crawford-Pulley: Baker County was blessed with Spence, and weve lost a xture, a legend, if you will. It will be so strange to not see him on that corner. Jamie Catherine Jordan Canaday: I will most remember his kindness. Spencer was a man of few words but if he knew you he would stand there and talk a long time with you. It hasnt been that long ago that my mom and I stopped in to have a chat with Spencer. Had I known it would be the last time I think I might have stayed just a little bit longer. Amber Raulerson: I remember talking to Spencer at almost every stop I made to the corner gas station. It wasnt often, but enough for me to look for him and wave when I passed by. He was such a gentle soul. My mother told me that maybe 10 or so years ago his bike was stolen. One of my siblings took theirs up to him. Cant imagine Spencer without his bike. This is why I still live in a small town. I feel blessed to have known him. Schell Barber: Im going to miss Spencer, every afternoon as our buses left the high school he would watch every bus go by and when he saw mine he would always smile and wave no matter where he was. Ill sure miss that smiling face every afternoon now. Rest in peace, Spencer, you are going to be truly missed. Bus #17 Jameka Ruise: Spencer would always come into Country Boys where I worked and ask for a soda and a pack of cookies and told me to add it to his tab. He would always be outside my store open to close, and we called him the bodyguard of our store. Anne Moshier: Oh, this breaks my heart. I used to love seeing him sitting at that corner. Jess Kirkland: Once someone gave him a bike and left it in Country Boys. The man working in the store that day told him he had something for him and took him in the back room where I was getting crickets. His face just lite up with joy and it made me happy seeing him so happy. He came and ate at my wedding reception behind the re station. Katie Robinson: Its going to be weird not to see him anymore. For my whole 30 years, it seems like every time I have left my house, I have seen him and exchanged smiles and waves. He made a big enough impact that even my son and daughter who are 4 and 9 have noticed his absence. Alice Sapp: My grandchildren would always look for the man on the corner. They never knew his name they would wave to him and Spencer would smile and wave back. He was a friend to old and young. Melinda Crews Sorkness: Glen St Mary will never be the same without him, but he is walking the streets of gold now waving and smiling at everyone in Heaven Ron Thomas: He shook my hand once and put me on my knees. He had a grip! Linda Carter Johnson: He always called me little Sharon because my moms name was Sharon. As I grew up he said Little Sharon aint little no more! He will be greatly missed! Steani Pilcher Wallace: Its awesome that the community honors his memory as he was a living xture in Glen. Everyone knew him and trusted him. Even after all these years Id run into him and hed chat my ear o! He was a kind old soul who will always be remembered. Jeanette Best: When I was a little girl we lived down by the river I can remember him coming over with my brothers and he would give me rides on his shoulders. Such a gentle soul and after I moved away Id come home often to see Mom and see him at the Kwik Stop and he would always wave and smile. Its was ooding rain one day and I stopped to pick him up he said, Ms Jeanette Ill get your car all wet. I said, Spence its just a car and it will dry. He got in and I dropped him o and every time I saw him he would thank me again. Libby Carter: I loved to hear him tell old stories about the county. And when I worked at Country Boys I closed the store he would not go home until I got in my car to go home. So he was my guardian angel. Tonya Godwin: When I was running the shop at Styles by Susie he would stop in almost everyday to cool o and talk about the weather and politics There were nights I worked late and hed always sit in the window and made sure I got to my car safe. He kept an eye my kids crossing the road to Frasers and theyd bring him a Pepsi. Usually about every 3 months hed come in and ask if Id cut his hair and he would always say can you trim my nose hairs and eyebrows while you re at it? Larry Payne: I was working on some cable lines in Glen one day and Spence came up and we were talking about nothing. I said Spence, how about you put that ladder back on my truck for me; you have a strong back? He replied, Mr Larry, I have a strong back but Ive got a weak mind, I dont think I can gure out how to do that. I fell out laughing and he did too! RIP ol buddy; you were one of a kind. Samantha Holloman Rhoden: Since I was a little girl, he was always somewhere in Glen. Wish my boys would be able to grow up with a memory of seeing that sweet man every time they go through Glen. RIP Spencer, Glen St. Mary will not be the same without you. Thank you for always looking out for the people of Glen. Richard Dolan: (former county re chief, from remarks spoken at Spencers funeral): I remember one story he told me. He said Chief, you know that I have beaten the re truck to a scene on my bicycle? Here I am thinking of a truck that goes 5o mph. Come on Spence, really, Yes, it was the old military deuce and half that only traveled 5-mph that day. So, when we would introduce Spencer to people, we would tell them he is the fastest reghter on a bicycle in the world. He beat the re truck to scene. Spencer and I would sit there, let them think about for a while be fore we told them how fast the truck traveled. 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 bakercounty press.com. You can also nd us on Twitter (@ bakercopress) and on YouTube as well. The other day I was going to make a sandwich and when I went to open the refrigerator out of the way before I could get into it. I scratched my head and wondered when refrigerators became family art galleries. Thats what they are, of course. Refrigerators not only hold your food but they catalog your life. Some things on our refrig erator are years old. In fact, Im not even sure where some of them came from. Like pictures of our children from when they were little kids and fading artwork from elementary school. The refrigerator is also like a world atlas. It catalogs not only our travels but the travels of our friends. We have magnets from Paris, New York, Brussels, Bruges, London, Venice, Rome, Florence, Rio, Hawaii, Alaska; all places either we have gone or our friends have traveled. A persons refrigerator kind of echoes their temperament as well. Some peoples personal art galleries are full of realism. Everything is carefully cataloged. The pictures are in chronological order from youngest to oldest. A childs artwork follows the same pattern from pre-school through elementary school. Awards and special moments are grouped together, as are family trips. Others, like ours, lean more to the abstract, with little rhyme or reason. When something new goes up, it hangs where we up half of something else. Like an art gallery, a refrigerator gallery is often enjoyed by visitors. I am basically a nosey individual who, if I happen to be in another persons on their fridge. I will even ask questions about where a picture was taken or when something happened. Im sure Im not alone. Peoon our refrigerator and commenting on them. Ive also run into refrigerators that have hardly anything at all on them, and that makes me wonder about those people. They have things like important phone numbers to places like poison control, the sheriffs office or the family doctor. Sometimes there are sticky notes reminding them to buy milk or go to the dentist. These refrigerators seem coldly impersonal. I bet they have an unusually ordered life. There are no papers lit tering their desk at work and their children are all properly dressed and smiling. Not one of them has a hair out of place or is crossing their eyes or making devil horns behind a brothers head. From time to time, my children will comrefrigerator, and make fun of my wife for it. But Heaven help us if they come home and something isnt there any more. I took down a picture that one of them had drawn in the second grade. Hey, wheres my picture? What picture? The cow. The one you did of the cow with three legs? He didnt have three legs, one of them was hidden. Where is he? I took him down. Hes been up there for 15 years and was fading away to nothing. Oh, man. He walks away in disgust. I guess the moral of the story is that for some of us, our whole life is told on the door of our re frigerator.LETTER TO THE EDITOR LIKE US ON FACEBOOK TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION Dear Editor: I am really tired of opinions of some people when it comes to dirt roads in this county. It would be great if they were all paved, but we know thats not going to happen. My issue is that I live on a county-maintained dirt road (Hillcrest Dr.). I pay taxes, so maintain it! The road department for years brought in dirt and dug culverts out on a regular basis. Some of the problem lies with the Great Recession and the fact that many kids, grandkids, etc. have moved in with their relatives, hence more cars. On my street there are 4-5 cars per house. Add school buses (six per day), delivery trucks, mailmen and garbage trucks, and that is a tremenday. At last count at 5 p.m. on a weekday, there were over 70 tagged vehicles on my road, which is a dead-end to make things worse. Thankfully, there has not been as much rain as in the last 3-4 years. Im tired of budget cuts being the answer to this problem. Ive worked two and three jobs to stay within my budget. Why cant they stay within theirs?Susan Coppinger Macclenny MY SIDE OFTHE MATTERROBERT GERARD Family stories oen plastered on door of refrigeratorUnpaved road not kept up Spencers time-worn chair in front of Baker Salvage was festooned with memorials shortly after news of his death last week.A familiar face fades awayReaders remember kind, sweet man
Page 4 T B C P ursday, September 25, 2014 Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal & Shingle Reroofs & Roof Repairs New Homes Remodels Additions Screen Rooms Door & Window ReplacementYour hometown contractor! FREE ESTIMATESLIC.#RC00670032593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#RB0067070LLC Do you need CPR & First Aid classes?The Baker County Health Department oers CPR and First Aid classes monthly.Call 259-6291 ext. 2353for more informationBaker County Health Depar tment 480 W. Lowder St., Macclenny (904) 259-6291www.healthybaker.org | www.doh.state..us/chdbaker Were Celebrating with Fall Specials at Macclenny Shopping Center698 Macclenny Blvd. (US90) and S. Lowder St LAREDO sMexican Restaurant Monday: $7.00 Chicken Fajitasw/purchase of drinkTuesday: 99 Beef TacosALL DAY Wednesday: $2.00 all Bottled Beer Thursday: MARGARITA NIGHT! $2.00 OFF house margaritaMust present ad. Expires 10/20/2014 Must present ad. 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Local officials here have almost no control over the daily rate, which is now in the process of being revised, possibly to a higher rate than it is today, according to the sheriffs of fice administration chief Brian Bishop. Both he and Mr. Cox sat down with The Press on September 19 following the newspapers request for a breakdown of actual inmate housing costs that are covered by the current daily rate $84.72 per prisoner per day. While the county pays the flat rate, minus a prepayment discount of 2 percent, and it could see even more savings next year from a new agreement reached this month be tween county commissioners and BCDC, the rate doesnt reflect the real cost of housing prisoners at the facility, explained Mr. Bishop. That number shifts all the time, he said. To arrive at the actual figure, Mr. Cox analyzed expenses at the facility for the 10 months from October, 2103 through July, 2013, the latest month for which expenses were finalized. He said he divided the actual expenses for each spending category payroll, food services, fuel, supplies, debt payments, etc. by the average daily population for the 10-month period, and then divided the result by the number of days in the period. The result was the real daily rate for the period, $92.85, and a breakdown by spending category of that sum. For instance, the largest portion of the real daily rate was payroll at $28.66. The second largest chunk, $19.49, was for interest on BCDCs debt, and the third biggest piece was in mate medical costs at $11.89. But during that 10-month period, BCDC has benefited from a rise in the inmate population to an average of 425. The facility was built to hold about 500 prisoners. The population increase was largely the result of more detainees from the two federal agencies that account for about two-thirds of all the inmates at the facility. This year Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, prisoners have generally made up about 50-60 percent of the total population while the U.S. Marshals Service have sent another 10-15 per cent. So how did the real daily rate shake out when the facility didnt have so many inmates? To answer that question, The Press ran the numbers for the 10 months prior to October, 2013, during which a slump in the inmate population occurred about mid-year. During that time frame the average daily population was 379 detainees and the real daily rate was $90.52, not much different than the 10 months that followed when the average daily population was 425. Spending for that period was $10,600,710 compared to $11,995,793 during the 10 months after September, 2013. The real daily rate did change significantly in July, 2013, however. Thats when the average daily population hit its lowest point of the 2012-13 fiscal year. That month the average hit 303 and the real daily rate jumped to $111.72. So, as Mr. Bishop and Mr. Cox explained, the real daily rate for housing inmates at the facility is a constantly changing number, depending on how many inmates are there and how the facilitys expenses are managed. They recalled a time, shortly after the jail opened, when ICE was sending detainees but not nearly enough to sustain the current payroll while paying off the $45 million bonded to build the jail and sheriffs complex. Employees were laid off, vendors didnt get paid on time and a principle forbearance deal was struck with bondholders to stay afloat. Now, BCDC is current on its bond payments, though it lacks the robust level of re serves originally envisioned in bond documents. The documents call for about $3.7 million, while theres now just $1.4 million on hand, Mr. Cox said. However, added Mr. Bishop, its ICE that will set the daily rate going forward, not the BCDC, not the sheriffs office, which operates the jail, and not county commissioners. According to him, the federal agency negotiates slowly, with months of no communication at a time, despite numerous calls and e-mails. He said the last daily rate floated in negotiations at the end of 2013 was for a slight increase to $88.32, but theres been no contact since then. However, a formula used by ICE to deter mine the starting point for ne gotiations had the daily rate at nearly $107, he said. Nonetheless, any increase in the daily rate would have to be passed onto the county for local inmates, too. Mr. Bishop said BCDC cannot offer the county a lower daily rate than it offers ICE, its number one customer, without offering the federal agency the same deal. The county has been getting a prepayment discount, an arrangement available to ICE as well, he said, but the federal government wont pay up-front as a matter of policy. Under the new deal reached this month and to take effect in October, the county will pre pay quarterly at a daily rate of $80.40 for up to 125 inmates, above which the price drops to $76.25. The county is also now contractually obligated to pay any inmate medical costs above $150,000 annually. Last year, the county shelled out about $120,000 for such costs at the request of Sheriff Joey Dobson, though commissioners did not have a written obligation to do so. Total in mate medical costs, including both federal and local inmates, for the coming fiscal year are budgeted at $1.9 million. From page 1Inmate costs: feds driving train Photo courtesy of Justin WebbCabbage garners $1000 prizeKailynn Pembelton of Macclenny, a fourth grade student at Keller Intermediate School, was selected for a $1000 scholarship from the Baker County Farm Bureau for growing a prize-winning 22-pound cabbage over the summer. The bureau partners with Bonnie Plants annually in a nationwide competition that engages children in agriculture and the importance of food systems. The plants are judged at summers end. Pictured with Ms. Pembelton are (from left) Baker County Farm Bureau agent Justin Webb, Doug Register, Farm Bureau member and assistant principal at Baker County Middle School, and Greg Harden, a eld representative with the bureau. Ms. Pembelton also won a $100 cash prize. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm 8981 S. SR 228 Macc.Call Wanda 904-994-7750
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Respectfully, Respectfully, MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Baker County is ready for the new fiscal year to begin on October 1 with a new budget, a salute to military veterans, a brand new Recreational Advisory Board, and contracts for everything from pest control services to public health care. During a final budget hear ing on the evening of September 16, county commissioners adopted a $31.8 million spending plan for 2014-15 and kept the existing property tax rate at 7.2916 mills, or about $7.29 for every $1,000 of taxable property value. The final budget document ended months of workshops and debates with some advocates pushing for more spending cuts until the very end to avoid making another big withdrawal from the countys cash reserves to balance the budget. It didnt work. In spite of the cuts county officials had made, a deficit still had to be filled with $1,753,627 in reserve funds to make projected revenues equal antici pated expenditures. The new budget contains more money than last year for the five constitutional offices run by the sheriff, property appraiser, tax collector, clerk of court and supervisor of elections. They all rejected a request by county commissioners to cut their budget request by 5 to 10 percent. The biggest single increase, 24.8 percent, went to the clerk of courts budget, which jumped 24.86 percent from $78,059 to $97,467. Budgets for the four other offices increased an average 6 percent: from $562,698 to $592,373 for the property appraiser (5.27 percent); $398,572 to $425,000 for the tax collector (6.63 percent); and $357,500 to $377,372 for the supervisor of elections (5.56 percent). However, even though the property tax rate was unchanged and all county employees will get a 3 percent pay raise their first in sev eral years the portion of the budget under the county commissions control actually was reduced from $7,380,520 to $7,354,700, County Manager C.J. Thompson announced at the hearing. According to a breakdown of all county departments and their present and projected budgets presented by Mr. Thompson, some will have more money to spend next year such as finance, solid waste, planning and zoning, emergency medical service and the agricultural center while others will have less. There was a .35 percent overall budget reduction, he said, then looked directly at The Press reporter in the audience and said, Thats your headline. After the budget was adopted and the meeting adjourned, an officer in the local Republi can Party of Baker County suggested another headline. Danny Norton, a regular attendee at county commission meetings and a committeeman with the local GOP or ganization, told the reporter that the real story was not that the countys general operating budget was down one third of one percent, but that dwindling cash reserves once again was raided to balance the county budget. That should be the headline, Mr. Norton said. Because the cash reserves, which theoretically are to be used in emergencies, have been used to balance county budgets every year for the past several years, the reserves have dropped from about $11 million five years ago and could reach a new low of just over $4 million next year. During a regular board meeting immediately prior to the budget hearing, commissioners took action on a number of items on the agenda, including: A resolution was unanimously adopted renaming the 11acre Little St. Marys River Park on U.S. 90 Veterans Memorial Park in honor of all military veterans, including those who donated their time and construction skills to build new docks after vandals destroyed the original wooden structures earlier this year. We hope to have the new sign up by November 15, said County Manager Thompson. The resolution states that its adoption is dedicated to the memory of each and every veteran who served in any branch of the United States military and selflessly sacrificed to protect the sovereignty, freedoms and quality of life we all enjoy ... Renaming the park will serve as a perpetual symbol of our appreciation, admiration and respect, the resolute fur ther states. Citizens were appointed to a new 11-seat Recreational Advisory Board, along with three alternates. The board will work closely with the county to manage, plan, develop and expand county recreational facilities and programs. No organizational meeting has yet been scheduled, but when the panel meets for the first time members will elect their own officers. The follow ing individuals were appointed from among 17 applicants: Mike Crews of Macclenny, who has volunteered to coach Baker County Little League teams for years and has been the Voice of the Baker County Wildcats football team in radio broadcasts for 17 years. Robert Davis of Glen St. Mary, a heating and air conditioning contractor who coaches girls fast-pitch softball teams at the recreation league and travel ball level. Margaret Ann Mitzi Nelson of Macclenny, a Florida Division of Recreation and Parks retiree who has played a leading role in gaining numerous improvements in Baker County parks and ball fields. She at one time held the post as county recreation director. Kenneth J. Roberts of Macclenny, owner of a fencing com pany and a long-time member of the Baker County Touchdown Club and youth football coach and mentor for over 47 years. He also worked for over 20 years in various positions in the Baker County Sheriffs Office and more recently ran for clerk of courts. Tracie Sides of Sanderson, a licensed mental health coun selor and executive director of the Baker Prevention Coalition Inc. who moved with her family to Baker County from Jacksonville in 2012. Cyndi G. Ray of Macclenny, a mortgage originator who helped create the Baker County High School swimming team. David Crawford of Macclenny, who has served as a school principal, district-level administrator and local pastor over the past 30 years, as well as being a licensed pesticide ap plicator supervisor and sports turf specialist. Lucious Ronald Lee Jr. of Glen St. Mary, an ordained minister who has coached youth football teams and has worked as a head coach and assistant coach at the high school level. Bo Clayton, who resides north of Glen St. Mary on County Road 125, has been an assistant basketball coach at Baker County High School for 5 years. Hes presently employed in the Baker County Health Departments health education section, which enables him to provide mentoring services to at-risk youth in the county. Susan Miller of Glen St. Mary, an avid runner and a U.S. Navy pilot who moved to Baker County with her family 12 years ago, has served as a volunteer coach for Girls on the Run in Baker County for five years. She also has two sons involved in Little League Baseball. Lisa M. Milton of Macclenny, a physical education teach er and owner of a fitness studio, has been a church softball and volleyball coach and is working toward a bachelors degree in Sports and Recreation Management from Ashford University. The three alternates are: David Crummey and Thomas Gainey, both of Macclenny, and John C. Norton of CW Webb Road. Commissioners also approved seven contracts for services, including: Baker County Health Department; Meridian Behavioral Healthcare for menere was a .35 percent overall budget reduction. ats your headline.County Manager C. J. ompsonFinal passage of 2014-15 budget NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Tuesday at 6:30 7:45 pm Baker County Health Department
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JON SHUMAKE email@example.comTwo Macclenny men were arrested the early morning of September 20 on separate felony methamphetamine-related charges after one of them told police about their plans to manufacture the drug and the other had a passenger in his car Deputy Robert Simpkins pulled over Andrew Altom, 38, shortly after 2 a.m. after observing him unable to main tain his lane and drive recklessly. The deputy asked Mr. Altom and passen ger April Mayne, 39, of Obrien, FL to step out of the vehicle for a search, which revealed a taped-up ball containing Sudafed pills. Mr. Altom admitted he had the pills to manufacture meth. her house and then return to Macs Liquors to meet with William Cooler, 43. Mr. Altom said the two of them had an agreement to go to Georgia to make meth, and added Mr. Cooler was at Walmart buying the other necessary ingredients. Ms. Mayne was then released from the scene, and Mr. Altom was charged with possession of a listed chemical with intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Deputy Trey McCullough located Mr. Coolers vehicle in the Walmart parking lot and then pulled him over after noticing the suspect had an inop erable tail light and an expired tag. Mr. Cooler consented to a search and no illegal items were found. Passenger Jodie Ezelle, 27, of Baldwin initially denied having anything illegal on her, but Mr. Cooler allegedly told the police she was in possession of meth. Ms. Ezelle then pulled a straw containing a white crystal-like substance from her bra. told her to conceal it when he was getting stopped, and she was later released after he cona sworn statement. Mr. Cooler and Ms. Ezelle Cooler denied having any plans to meet Mr. Altom to manu facture meth, and said he only told the other suspect that so he would leave him alone at the bar. Mr. Cooler told the police he got the meth from an old friend who was passing through town. He was then ar rested for possession of meth. The suspect is listed in police records as the manager of Macs Liquors, and Ms. Mayne as a bartender. In a similar incident, a Macclenny woman was arrested the afternoon of September 16 for the second time in a week for inhaling dangerous chemicals after she had lost consciousness while driving. Dep. Simpkins arrived at the area of Lowder Street and Lin da Street and found Heather Hale, 30, alert but disoriented in her vehicle on the shoulder of the road, according to deputy she had passed out from not eating all day, but he saw an aerosol can in the passenger Ms. Hale had been arrested three days prior for a similar in passing out while driving. She then admitted to consuming the contents of the can when asked a second time and was taken to the hospital. Witnesses told the deputy they saw Ms. Hale driving er ratically and weaving from one side of the road to the other. Witness Thomas Clifton told once the vehicle came to a stop and saw her passed out with the aerosol can to her mouth. He was able to move the vehicle to the shoulder once she re gained consciousness and took her keys from her. Dep. Simpkins met with Ms. Hale in the emergency room, and she told him she took one hit from the can and doesnt re member driving or stopping in the middle of the roadway. Andrew Altom William CoolerPlanned to make meth in GeorgiaA circuit judge hit a former high school substitute teacher with a no contest on September 16 to making a sexually explicit phone call to one of her students. Leila Jean Wilford, 35, of Macclenny entered the plea before Judge Mark Moseley to a reduced count of unlawful use of a communication device, a third-degree felony. She was originally charged at the time of her arrest last March with obscene commuMs. Wilford has no criminal record prior to that arrest, and Judge Moseley agreed to withhold adjudication of guilt if she successfully completes probation, terms of which include permanent submission to an annual polygraph test and a ban of relocating her residence near a school or any area where children are present. In addition, Ms. Wilford must remain in therapy and maintain a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The case record indicates the defendant maintained an improper during a recorded phone conversation made overt suggestions of a sexual nature. The student subsequently told his father about the situation, and it was reported to school authorities.Ex-substitute pleads to phone sex oense ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm8981 S. SR 228 Macc. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Tues. | 6:30 7:45 pm BC Health Department
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Mr. Thompson said all nine of the responding firms were capable of performing the work, but that the review committee favored CDP partly because they have done work for LaBuena Farms in the past. LaBuena Farms Inc., the Knabb familys Macclennybased real estate corporation, owns roughly 750 acres in the vicinity of the proposed truck route where plans to build a massive industrial park failed to materialize in the wake of the economic recession. The new truck bypass route is expected to renew interest in developing the area, according to CDPs project proposal, which stated: Midpoint Parkway is destined to be a catalyst for economic growth and develop ment within Baker County. Midpoint Business Park has an opportunity to provide over 4,100 jobs ... The strategic location ... gives industrial users access to major travel routes and railroad service to users that will find this a valuable location for their operations. The project also will open up an area designated for residential development, called the Baker Commons subdivi sion, between SR 228 and the Knabb property. Baker Commons, owned by William Barber, has been approved but no construction has started. Alleviating heavy truck traf fic and congestion in downtown Macclenny also is a major goal of the project. The new route will allow the majority of truck traffic along U.S. 90 to have an alter nate route to I-10, the CDP proposal said. The city has experienced an increase in truck traffic that is generated by the Walmart Distribution Center. The center can have as many as 100 trucks per day. The city has experienced a number of accidents and in some cases actual building damage from truck collisions that have occurred on the current truck route through town. Plans for the Midpoint Park way call for a three-lane roadway: two lanes each 12 feet wide and a center lane 14 feet in width to allow for the wider turning movements required by 18-wheelers. Right-of-way needs include a corridor 120 feet wide along the entire 3.3 mile length of Midpoint Parkway, as well as additional lands for at least two retention ponds, utility ease ments and a flyover bridge across U.S. 90 and the CSX railroad tracks in front of the Walmart Distribution Center. Ramps will be added along the north side of U.S. 90 to access the roadway which will require additional right-of-way, the CDP proposal states. Local officials are optimistic that the future development potential along the new corridor could provide hundreds of new jobs, as well as opportunities for the City of Macclenny to cash in by extending water and sewer utilities to the site. There are multiple aspects to the benefits, City Manager Phil Rhoden said Monday. The biggest benefit, without a doubt, will be commercial growth. Secondary to that will be the rerouting of truck traffic, which is problematic to us at (U.S.) 90 and (SR) 121 and (SR) 228. Large trucks making 90-degree turns at those intersections have damaged sidewalks and at least one traffic signal control box owned by the Florida DOT, Mr. Rhoden said. Usually, the cracked side walks go unrepaired because nobody reports the incident, he said. But a truck that struck a signal control box one day at the corner of SR 228 and U.S. 90 was witnessed by a business owner and the drivers insur ance company had to pay for repairs. County commissioners entered into an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation in April for a $650,000 grant to fund engi neering and design work on the project, which has been declared a regionally significant project by the Northeast Florida Transportation Planning Organization. The grant was awarded by DOTs Transportation Regional Incentive Program, or TRIP, which ordinarily requires local governments to help fund the project. But Baker County received a Rural Economic Development Initiative waiver. From page 1Midpoint Parkway: design rm selectedMan resisted eviction from City ParkA Sanderson man with a previous criminal record of both felonies and misdemean ors was sent to prison for 30 months after pleading to charges connected to the sale of crack cobuyers working for the Chester Ray Hadley, 26, was allowed to enter his no contest pleas to sale and possession of cocaine and the state attorneys ofserious level originally charged because the activity took place within 1000 feet of a church on Sanderson Circle. The state also dropped a count of sale of cocaine with intent to sell. Court records indicate the defendant sold the crack for $40 after making arrangements with the informants. His criminal record includes a conviction for lewd and lascivious battery on a minor and failure to register an address change as a convicted sale and possession of controlled drugs, possession of marijuana and leaving the scene of an accident. In other sentencings that day, the judge ordered Giovanni Penn, 23, of Jacksonville to prison for two years less time served for possession of cocaine. He had originally been charged with the more Mr. Penn sold 29 ounces of tial informant in February of this year for $1260. His criminal past includes burglary, possession of paraphernalia and drivers license violations. The judge allowed 211 days Penn has been in custody. William Mack Cordle, 50, of Macclenny was given a year and one week in prison after pleading no contest to possession of chemicals used to manufacture meth. The state dropped a charge of marijua na possession. Mr. Cordle has a criminal record dating back to the late 1980s and convictions for offenses ranging from burglary to resisting arrest and assaults on police, forgery and theft. Dozens of other charges including aggravated battery, resisting, drug possession and others were dropped by prosecutors. Lisa Harris was allowed to plead to a lesser charge of aggravated assault and will be in county jail ten months, followed by a similar term on probation. She originally was charged in the March, 2014 case with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery and resisting arrest. Christopher Rountree pleaded no contest to falsely claiming ownership while pawning and will be on probation one year. Companion charges including dealing in stolen property and grand theft were dropped. Cleveland Mann will be on house arrest one year, followed by a likened term on probation for a number of theft-related counts including and possession of controlled drugs. The judge also ordered him to obtain a GED diploma and a job. Chester HadleySex oender to prison for drug salesJON SHUMAKE email@example.comA Macclenny man was arrested the night of September 19 for disorderly intoxication he became unruly with police when he was told the City Park was closed. He was pepper sprayed twice due to his behavior. Corporal Koty Crews and Deputy Trey McCullough were performing a property check at the park when they noticed a man staggering on the sidewalk that enters the park. The suspect had an unsteady and unbalanced walking pattern as he entered the park about an hour after it closed. Dep. McCullough told him it was closed for the night, and Mr. Thornton responded by cursThe suspect then faced the deputy and shouted profanities at him while throwing his hands around as if attempting to start Mr. Thornton, but he jerked away to free himself. Cpl. Crews then intervened and the two were able to restrain him. The suspect continued to curse at and patrol car. Mr. Thornton ignored multiple commands to stop beating his head on the glass of Dep. McCulloughs patrol car, which resulted in him being pepper sprayed. Mr. Thornton repeatedly threatened the deputy while en route to county jail, and he was placed in a restraint chair after he continued to resist upon their arrival. In a similar incident, a Macclenny woman was arrested the afternoon of September 15 for giving police a false name and on a Clay County warrant after police were called to the American Inn in reference to a disturbance. The motel clerk told Deputy Robert Simpkins the two occupants of a room had failed to vacate it by check out time of 11 a.m., and the deputy spoke with the women about 12:30 p.m. as they were carrying a birth date, as did the second woman. Both were reluctant to give their names and were in a hurried state to leave, according to the report. Simpkins escorted her to his patrol car and told her he knew she provided him a false Nicole Newton, 32. She was placed in the back of his patrol car due to her nervous be active warrant for violation of probation. In another incident, a Middleburg man was arrested the early morning of September 21 for driving on a license that was suspended seven times after he was pulled over for speeding. Dep. McCullough stopped Daniel Forster, 23, after catching him driving 13 milesper-hour faster than the posted speed limit of 30 mph on US 90. Mr. Forster told the previous suspensions. A check revealed his ure to appear. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUSMeetings Tuesday at 6:30 7:45 pm Baker County Health Department
Page 8 T B C P ursday, September 25, 2014 BUDGET SUMMARY FISCAL YEAR 2014 2015 Baker County Hospital Authority GENERAL FUND CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD $1,000 ESTIMATED REVENUES Taxes: Ad Valorem Taxes: Operating (Millage 1.2000) $875,182 Special Act Revenue 25,000 Interest Income 1,500 Interest Income on Capital Lease 332,830 TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES $1,235,512 EXPENDITURES / EXPENSES Hospital/Nursing Home Fees $775,000 Property Appraiser Fees 39,997 Tax Collectors Fees 21,021 Interest Expense 332,830 Administrative & Professional Fees 35,000 TOTAL EXPENDITURES / EXPENSES $1,203,848 Future Medical Needs of Baker County Residents $25,000 Internal Administration Fund 6,664 TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES $1,235,512THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD. NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASEThe Baker County Hospital Authority has tentatively adopted a budget for FY2014-2015. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held onMonday, September 29, 2014 at 5:01 p.m. at the Baker County Chamber of Commerce 20 E. Macclenny Ave. Macclenny, FL 32063 JON SHUMAKE firstname.lastname@example.orgA state hospital patient was arrested the morning of September 16 on multiple assault and battery charges after he attacked a nurse and then threatened to kill two employees who intervened and restrained him. Victim Deborah McCormick told police she was attacked by Antonio Jones, 31, and she didnt know why he did so. Several of her front teeth were knocked out from Mr. Jones blows during the attack. Renard Rogers, who works in the security department, said Mr. Jones lunged over the counter to attack Ms. McCormick. He said he and fellow employee Dolphus Barton attempted to separate the suspect from the nurse. Mr. Jones then armed himself with a metal hole puncher and began swinging it around frantically, striking Mr. Barton in the forehead and causing a laceration. The suspect allegedly threatened to kill them while still swinging the hole puncher. Mr. Rogers and Mr. Barton then retrieved a mattress and pinned Mr. Jones against the wall. They retrieved the weapon and re strained him until additional help arrived. A patient helped them with restraining Mr. Jones, and he was struck several times with tions. Mr. Barton told police he injured his the altercation. Deputy Trey McCullough tried speaking with Mr. Jones, who began screaming when The suspect was charged with aggravated battery on an EMT, aggravated assault on an EMT, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and simple battery. In another incident, a 16-year-old BCHS student was arrested the morning of September 15 after she threatened to hit her teacher for not allowing her to leave the class. Sonja Fish told Deputy Earl Lord the student was being disruptive and was threatening to walk out during class. She and fellow teacher Blaine Finley stepped in front of the door. The teenager threatened to hit her if she didnt move out of the way. The suspect admitted to the incident when questioned. In other similar incidents: clenny man after he allegedly punched a ing a medical device at a residence on Paul Thrift Rd. Victim Jesse Hozapfel of Jacksonville spoke with Deputy Jeremiah Johnson and he walked outside the residence when he was finished working on the device and spoke with homeowner Nancy Barton. He said he spoke with her for a short while until Michael Dickins, 32, became upset and told him to leave. ish the paperwork when Mr. Dickins approached it. He said Mr. Dickins opened the ing with my wife, and then punched him in the side of the head. Mr. Hozapfel said he then left the residence to avoid further incident. A Macclenny man was named in a criminal complaint September 19 for battery after he allegedly grabbed his ex-girlfriend by the arms during an altercation while retriev ing items from her residence. Deputy Jeremiah Combs met with Stephanie Davis when he responded to the Eastwood Road residence. She said Bradley Flick, 24, came to the residence to pick up personal items. She told him the phone he was using belonged to her father and he needed to give it back to her. She alleged Mr. Flick then grabbed her by both arms and left the residence, leaving scratches on her forearms. The deputy met with Mr. Flick and he said Ms. Davis got angry when he wouldnt give her money for rent. He said she then demanded the phone, but Mr. Flick said he makes the payments for it. He added that Ms. Davis threw his keys out the door and then slammed the door in his face when he bent down to pick them up. Mr. Flick denied that anything physical took place and said Ms. Davis told him she scratched her arms to make it look like he did it. Deputy Curtis Hauber was flagged down the early morning of September 19 by Andrew Blandford, 23, of Baldwin, who said Danny Harrell Jr., 30, of Macclenny struck him while they were inside Country Club Lounge. Mr. Blandford said he and Mr. Harrell had some words when he came into the bar and the suspect hit him in the upper eye causing bleeding. An attempt to locate Mr. Harrell was unsuccessful, and the victim said he would sign a declination of intent and not pursue further charges. County deputies arrested two persons in separate incidents involving both domestic battery and domestic assault on their parents. A 39-year old Cuyler woman was taken to Fraser Hospital the early evening of September 19 after she was attacked by her 16-yearold daughter during an argument over removing the girls dog from the house and failure to follow house rules. The dog died after falling from a window during a portion of the violent confrontation. The mother told Deputy Marc Heath her daughter, who is preg nant and at their Crews Rd. address with her boyfriend, became enraged when told to place the dog in a kennel outside. She allegedly struck the mother repeatedly about the torso, then pulled her down by the hair and kneed her several times in the head. The daughter then left, only to return minutes later, entering the residence through plastic over a broken window. The girl, found later by Deputy Michael Hauge walking along Crews Rd., said her mother pushed her dog out the window using a cage and the animal fell to the ground. The girl, taken to jail for domestic battery, claimed she blacked to recall how she reacted. In the second case involving a parent, Travis Johnston, 26, was charged with domestic assault for allegedly threatening to kill his Rd. north of Macclenny. Ms. Johnston told Deputy Robert Simpkins her son returned home the afternoon of September 19 and was intoxicated after drinking a bottle of whiskey. She said the accused, along with girlfriend Ashley Wolfe, 22, who also resides at the address, walked to her fathers residence nearby and Mr. Johnston became angry when she brought up the fact that he hadnt been paying rent. He refused to calm himself when asked by his mother and grandfather Clarence Jordan, 69, and made the threat on the walk back to his mothers after she informed him he could not live with her anymore. Mr. Johnston also allegedly threatened to kill the girlfriend. He was booked on an additional count of disorderly intoxication. In other recent domestic violence cases: Both persons at an address on George Taber Blvd. in Glen St. Mary the afternoon of September 18 were arrested for violating prior restraining orders for domestic violence. Deputy Jacob Satterwhite went to the residence about 1:30 acting on a report that Joseph Elliot, 31, of Jacksonville was there in who was living there. While questioning the couple, he learned that Mr. Elliot had an active order against Ms. McCaul in Duval County.JON SHUMAKE email@example.comA Macclenny woman was arrested the afternoon of September 18 for grand theft after she was caught trying to shoplift more than $600 worth of items from Walmart. Store security observed Rhonda Bradshaw, 46, place the items in her shopping cart and then attempt to leave the store without paying. Police were told she tried running when the employee escortstrained her. Ms. Bradshaw didnt give a reason for why she didnt pay for the items, which totaled $613.14. In a similar incident, a Macclenny man was arrested the afternoon of September 16 after he was caught shoplifting two electric scooters worth nearly $200 from Walmart. The security employee told police he saw a man later idenleaving the store with the scooters in a shopping cart. He followed the man as he loaded his Nissan Altima with the items and drove away, but the employee was only able to rememtag. The security guard then looked at the surveillance footstole the scooters. He provided photos of the suspect to Deputy Michael Antonini, who recognized Mr. Cline from past runins with police. The deputy went to Mr. Clines last known residence and had the suspects sister call him to meet there. He arrived about 10 minutes later and admitted to shoplifting the scooters. In a similar incident, a Lake Butler teenager was named in a juvenile civil citation the night of September 19 for petty theft after she repeatedly scanned the same coupon during selfcheckout at Walmart and paid about $7 for items that should have totaled more than $176. Store security told police he saw the 15-year-old girl acting suspiciously at the self-check out line. When she finished, she was asked to produce the fraudulent purchases. The 15-year-old told Deputy Trey McCullough she knew her actions were illegal and admitted to committing the same offense at the Lake City Walmart. Her grandmother said the suspect has displayed this type of behavior in the past. store would not pursue charges due to the suspects age. In another incident, police are investigating a Walmart shoplifting incident that occurred the night of September 16 when a Lake City man stole an estimated $40 of ink car tridges. The stores security told police he saw a man later identiselect a package of ink and walk toward the restrooms. Just before he reached the doorway, he turned around and the cartridges were no longer in his hands. A security worker approached him after he passed the last point of sale, but Mr. Ingraham threatened him and he stopped engaging the sus pect. The employee gave police the tag number of the car Mr. Ingraham drove away in and it was registered to Marilyn Graham of Lake City. The photo was sent to Columbia County police, and a Columbia County deputy called Deputy Jeremiah Combs with Mr. Igrahams name. He called back a short time later saying he spoke with the owner of the car, who said her daughter has had the car all day and the suspect is her ex-boy friend. The car was not at the residence at the time.Nurse, security worker attacked Three shopliers nabbed, one escapes NEFSH patient faces counts of battery, assaultTeen female, adult male attack parents in separate incidentsEntries sought for vets 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.YMCA, JOIN TODAY YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAMSwww.FirstCoastYMCA.org 259-0898 | 98 W. Lowder St., Macclenny
ursday, September 25, 2014 T B C P Page 9 JON SHUMAKE firstname.lastname@example.orgThe 13-year-old Macclenny girl who was arrested September 13 for stealing her grand mothers SUV was arrested again the morning of Septem ber 20 for the same crime of grand theft auto. Deputy Jeremiah Combs responded to Estates Street on September 19 and met with Wesley Norman. He told the da SUV was stolen early that morning and said his daughter probably took it due to the prior incident. Mr. Norman said the teen could be at the residence of her 15-year-old friend who was also arrested the previous week. Dep. Combs then went to the residence on Whispering Pines Lane and spoke with Nancy Cales, who said the teenage girl wasnt there when she woke up. She said the last time she saw her was the night before. The next day, Ms. Cales told police she got a call from her 15-year-old granddaughter requesting to be picked up in Jacksonville. She told ofher granddaughter and the 13-year-old suspect on San Jose Boulevard and then returned to the sheriffs office. The suspect told Deputy Johnny Hodges she abandoned the vehicle in Gainesville. The 15-year-old was released to her grandmother and the 13-year-old was arrested. Police learned September 21 that Ms. Cale located the SUV in Gainesville. In another incident, police responded to a residence on County Road 139 the afternoon of September 20 after a Glen St. Mary man noticed his .38 caliber revolver was missing from his vehicle. Richard Farmer, 76, told about a week before he discov ered it was missing from his 2010 Chevrolet. No other items were missing and the pistol was valued at $400. County deputies arrested several persons the past week on outstanding warrants and still others turned themselves in at county jail on bond surrenders. Deputy John Hauber stopped a 1997 Saturn on South 6th St. in Macclenny the evening of September 17 for having a faulty tag light, and arrested passenger Charles Thornton, 30, of Lake City on a Columbia County warrant for violating probation on a liThe driver of the vehicle, Andrew Hanyer, 24, of Fort White, was issued a warning ticket for the light violation. Nicole Newton, 30, of Macclenny initially gave Dep uty Robert Simpkins a false name when confronted the afternoon of September 15 at a disturbance at the American Inn in the south city. She was arrested when the ty warrant seeking her for tion. Deputy Michael Hauge of Lawrence Crews Jr., 57, at a ning of September 17. He was wanted in Baker County for violating probation for robThe bond surrenders inCallahan on September 18 for possession of drugs; Joshua Collins, 29, of Sanderson on September 21 for failure to appear in court; Travis Roberts, 38, of Macclenny for posses ed felon, burglary and larceny; and Cynthia Gordon, 37, of Baxter for possession of meth and drug equipment.Warrant arrests and bond surrendersJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR email@example.comBaker Countys unemployment rate ticked up just one-tenth of a percent to 6 percent in August, which is still better than both the national and state jobless rates. According to estimates released last week by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and gleaned from surveys by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the local labor force grew by 38 people last month, most of whom, 23, found jobs while the remaining 15 were added to the ranks of the unemployed. The jobless rate here has been hanging in the 5-to-6 percent range for much of the year, though it dipped to its lowest level since the Great Recession in April at 4.9 percent. Across Florida a different trend occurred for August when the estimated number of individuals in the work force, which includes those looking for work, but not those who arent like recent retirees, fell by 5000. The number of Floridians with jobs fell by 11,000 last month and the unemployed rose by 5000. Taken together, the changes meant a one-tenth of a percent rise in the states unemployment rate to 6.7 percent. Nationally the jobs report was brighter, with unemployment falling two-tenths of a percent from 6.5 to 6.3 percent. The U.S. labor force shrunk that month by an estimated 1,139,000, as did the number of em ployed, which dropped by 618,000, and those without jobs fell by 520,000. The health of Baker Countys job market remains in the middle of the pack regionally, where Nassau County led with just 5.3 percent unemployment followed by Clay County at 5.9 percent in August. Falling below Baker County were Duval County at 7.1 percent and Putnam County, which has the sixth highest rate in the state, at 8.8 per cent. Non-farm jobs numbered 628,200 year-overyear in the Jacksonville metro area, defined as Putnam, Baker, Clay, Duval and Nassau counties. Most of the estimated 18,000 new jobs in the region came in professional and business services (up 6900), followed by leisure and hospitality (up 6300), financial activities (up 2300), mining, logging and construction (up 1900); education and health services (up 800); manufacturing (up 500), and trade, transportation and utilities (up 200). Government jobs saw the most losses (down 600) year-over-year.Jobless rate jumps .1%Teen takes grandmas SUV, again City Fire,EMS workers check car seatsThe rst of what is expected to be several car seat checkpoints was set up at the countys Emergency Operations Center in west Macclenny the afternoon of September 12. In this photo, Chris Bonds of the Macclenny Fire Department installs an updated seat in a pickup belonging to Rusty Rhoden of Macclenny (background) while Diana Duque of the Alachua County Health Department looks on. She is certied in tting children into the appropriate safety seats based on their age and size, and the proper installation and anchoring of seats for optimum restraint. Participants show up with their present car seats that are then checked for product defects and past recalls, and if they are outdated, new ones are furnished at reduced cost via grants obtained by the state.Veterans seek yard sale itemsThe Baker County Veterans Council (BCVC) is in need of usable donated items for its second annual garage sale to be held at the Ag Center on U.S. 90 in Macclenny on Saturday, October 18 starting at 8 a.m. at 769-2445 to arrange pickup of your salable items. In addition, BCVC has another donated vehicle to be given away to a deserving Bak er County veteran. Potential recipients must have either an honorable or general discharge from military service and be in need of reliable transportation. nization that assists veterans in the area and gladly accepts donations from both business es and individuals. If anyone knows of a veteran in need of a the above number. Candy neededMacclenny Nursing and Rehab Center will again this year sponsor a Trick or Treat event on Halloween. Companies and individuals are asked to donate candy that patients will then distribute to children as they come through the facility. The event has been a big success in past years. Please deliver the candy during working hours Monday through Friday at the front ofolis in activities. She can be reached at 259-4873. Where Fresh is Best!COOKIES & CREAMMOCHA FRAPPUCCINO $4.69Expires 10/2/14 WE HAVE ICED FRAPPUCCINOS AND CARAMEL LATTES Open EARLY FOR BREAKFASTMonday Saturday until 8 pmALL NATURAL -Real Fruit Smoothies, Grilled Subs, Sandwiches & Wraps, Salads, Soups & More!Non-Alcoholic Smoothies ONLY! 796 S. 6th St., Macclenny 397-0772 259-3428Call today to schedule your appointment! formerly Ninas Hairstyling$500Offa purchase of $50 or more on one hair service, merchandise or facial service.Offer expires 10/31/14. 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Page 10 T B C P ursday, September 25, 2014 LEGA L NOTICES 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. 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. 8/28, 9/25c NOTICE Invitation for Bids (IFB) Bid # 14-04 New River Regional Landfill Contract for Cast-In-Place Concrete The New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA) is extending an invitation for bids (IFB) for a service contract for cast-in-place concrete work at the New River Regional Landfill (NRRL). The term of the contract will be November 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. At the end of initial contract term, NRSWA has the option to extend the service contract for two 1-year extensions. The successful Bidder will be responsible for furnishing all labor, equipment, tools, transportation, services, and incidentals and for performing all work necessary to provide NRSWA with satisfactory concrete slabs or walls as directed during the annual contract term. NRSWA will perform all necessary survey, earthwork, and material testing and will purchase all required materials based on quantities provided by the Contractor. All work shall be completed in accordance with specifications and drawings specific to each work order. NRRL is approximately 2.5 miles north of Raiford, Florida, on the east side of State Road 121 in Union County. Bid packages and other information are available for pickup at the Administrative Office at NRSWA, 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, Florida, 32083. All bids must be submitted on the Bid Form provided. Completed bids must be mailed to NRSWA, PO Box 647, Raiford, Florida, 32083 or delivered to the NRSWA Administrative Office at 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, Florida, 32083. After the IFB opening, the bids will be examined for completeness and preserved in the custody of the NRSWA Executive Director. The NRSWA Purchasing Policy will be used. All bids received after the specified time and date will not be considered. Contact the NRSWA office at 386-431-1000 for questions concerning the bid package. The DEADLINE for submittal is Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 3:00 P.M. (local time). 9/25-10/2c ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm8981 S. SR 228 Macc.
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The successful Bidder will be responsible for furnishing and delivering precast materials including preparing shop drawings, transporting the precast materials, and providing a spreader bar or lifting tool for the Owners use at the New River Regional Landfill (NRRL). All materials shall be furnished and delivered in accordance with the specifications, drawings, and contract requirements included as part of the contract documents. NRRL is approximately 2.5 miles north of Raiford, Florida, on the east side of State Road 121 in Union County. Bid packages and other information are available for pickup at the Administrative Office at NRSWA, 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, Florida, 32083. All bids must be submitted on the Bid Form provided. Completed bids must be mailed to NRSWA, PO Box 647, Raiford, Florida, 32083 or delivered to the NRSWA Administrative Office at 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, Florida, 32083. After the IFB opening, the bids will be examined for completeness and preserved in the custody of the NRSWA Executive Director. The NRSWA Purchasing Policy will be used. All bids received after the specified time and date will not be considered. Contact the NRSWA office at 386-431-1000 for questions concerning the bid package. The DEADLINE for submittal is Monday, October 6, 2014, 3:00 P.M. (local time). 9/25-10/2c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 02-2013-CA-000058 HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III Plaintiff, vs. DELIA FREEMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DELIA FREEMAN; BAKER COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS, OWNERS, AND OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, including, if a named defendant is deceased, the personal representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against that defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants, Defendants. ___________________________/ AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order or Final Judgment entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Baker County, Florida, described as: LOT 5, LESS THE NORTH 105 FEET THEREOF, OF BLOCK 63, TOWN OF MACCLENNY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK D, PAGE 800 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 403 Michigan Avenue East Macclenny, Florida 32063 Parcel I.D.: 322S22004900630050 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063 at 11:00 a.m. on November 12th, 2014. 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 WITH THE CLERK OF COURT WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 15th day of September, 2014. AL FRASER Clerk of Circuit Court By: Tabitha Addison Deputy Clerk ENRICO G. GONZALEZ, P.A. 6255 East Fowler Avenue Temple Terrace, FL 33617 Florida Bar #861472 813/980-6302 In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the A.D.A. Coordinator not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding via the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771. 9/18-25c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 02-2014-DR-287 MELISSA HAYNES, Petitioner and RICHARD HAYNES, Respondent, _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) To: (Respondent) Richard C. Haynes, (Respondents last known address): 8477 Pine Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the petitioner, Melissa M. Haynes, whose address is 2920 Cold Creek Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32221, on or before October 8, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at, 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. IF you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: None Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: September 12, 2014. Al Fraser Clerk Of Court By: Donna Stafford Deputy Clerk 9/18-10/9p NOTICE TO BID Notice is hereby given that the Baker County Board of Commissioners will receive written, sealed bids for the following: PEST AND RODENT CONTROL SERVICES All bids must be sealed and have Pest & Rodent Control Services clearly marked on the outside of the bid packet. All bids must be received by 4:00pm, October 9, 2014. Bid must be delivered to the Baker County Administration Ofce located at 55 North 3rd Street, Macclenny, FL 32063. Please contact Sara Little at firstname.lastname@example.org
Page12SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 N., Sanderson, FL Sunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 amSunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pmPastor: Oral E. Lyons The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Rebecca LauramorePhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: . . . . . 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service . 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service . . 6:00 pm Wednesday Night . . . . 7:30 pm Community Full Gospel Church12664 Mud Lake Rd. Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Tuesday Evening 7:30 pm Pastor Tommy Richardson || 904-275-2949 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." 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Night Service 7:30 pmPastor Allen Crews Assistant Pastor Timothy Alford Starting Tuesday, September 16Meetings every Tuesday at 6:30 pmMeeting will be held at Raiford Road Church1 mile south of I-10 on SR 121 in MacclennyCall Mike Combs 904-314-5454 for more information.Help for people who suffer from lifes hurts, habits or hang-ups. A.M. White Mortuary36 S. 6th Street Macclenny Anthony M. WhiteLFDE & Owner (904) 397-0783 (904) 397-0942Direct Cremation $950.00* Funeral Service followed by Cremation $2600.00* Complete Funeral Service(Cemetery Charges, Vault, Plot not Included)$3,500.00**Prices are subject to change without notice. First United Methodist Church 93 N. 5th St. (SR228) Macclenny, Fl ~ Sunday Worship 11amLoving GodLoving PeopleServing Our CommunityCome Join Us 380 N. Lowder Street | Macclenny, Florida904-259-4600Committed to serving your family with the honesty, respect and dignity you deserveDirect Cremation $995Remains returned in container suitable for burialTraditional Funeral starting at $5595Includes basic service of Funeral Director and staff, removal from place of death, embalming, one night visitation (funer al home or church), service vehicles, funeral service (funeral home, church or graveside), memorial package, casket, vault, open and close of grave (weekdays)*Everyday prices, no Special Pricing, no hidden charges Visit our website for helpful resources FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED H.M. Hank Forbes, Jr. Owner/Licensed Funeral Director FORBESFUNERAL HOME Funeral held Saturday for Mrs. MannHolly Jean Mann, 43, of Macclenny died on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville following an extended illness. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri and lived in Jacksonville before moving to Macclen ny over thirty years ago. Mrs. Mann held a real estate license and spent many years as a board member of the Baker County Little League where she served as treasurer. She loved spend ing time with her family and her grandchild. She was preceded in death by her father Robert Curtner. Mrs. Mann is survived by her of Macclenny; son Dustin Mann (Kristen) and mother Patty Curtner, both of Macclenny; grandson Major Wesley Mann. The funeral service for Mrs. Mann was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 20 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home in MacOak Grove Cemetery. Holly MannSpencer Jordan, 64, xture in GlenSpencer Odel Jordan, 64, of Glen St. Mary died on September 18, 2014 at St. Vincents Riverside Center for Caring with family by his side. He was born in Baker County on April 19, 1950 to the late Oliver Wiley Jordan and Thelma Duggar Jordan. Spencer was a lifelong resident of Glen St. Mary where he was member of the Primitive Baptist Church. streets of Glen St. Mary for decades, often seen riding his bicycle and seated on his special chair near the southeast corner of US 90 and Glen Ave. (upon his death renamed Spences man for the Glen St. Mary Fire Department Station 50 for over 35 people and he considered everyone a friend. fan who enjoyed listening to Hank Williams Sr., Ray Charles, and Odis Redding. Most of all, he loved being around his friends, help ing others, and drinking Pepsis. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Lucky and Robert Jordan Sr. and his sister Betty Jean Crews. Mr. Jordan is survived by his loving brother Shellie (Harriett) Jordan Sr. of Glen St. Mar; his sister Jeanette Crews of Alachua, FL; nieces and nephews, Catina Barton, Shellie Jordan Jr., Robert Jordan Jr., Rene Jordan, Joseph Jordan, Theresa Jordan, Deborah Jordan and Tony Burnham; numerous great-nieces and nephews; many friends. The funeral service was held on Monday, September 22 at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services chapel in Macclenny at 11 a.m. with pastors Billy Worthington and Oral Lyons, and Elder Arnold Johns Spencer JordanFuneral for Ms. Ferguson in ScotlandMellrose Meli Boyd Ferguson, 69, of Macclenny died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at St. Vincents Medical Center. She was born on October 29, 1944 in Winter Haven, Florida to the late James Edward and Antha Ethel Beckworth Boyd. Meli was an avid reader, loved her cats, enjoyed watching British comedies and old movies. She was an underwriter with State Farm Insurance Company for 25 years. She is survived by sisters Nora Flowers of Atlantic, Beach, Fl., and Cynthia Evans of Auburndale, Fl.; nieces Christa Flowers Figgins and Lorna Evans. A celebration of her life will take place at a later date in Scotland. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Trevor Modestowicz, son of local womanTrevor Steven Modestowicz 24, died in Bar stow, California on September 10, 2014. He was born May 21, 1990 in Apple Valley, Calfornia to Thomas and Donna Modestowicz. Trevor loved music, was in a band with friends, playing guitar and singing. He also enjoyed computer technology and excelled at building web sites. He is survived by his mother and step-father William Smith of Glen St. Mary; his father of Vineland, New Jersey, brothers Jacob Smith of Glen, Joshua Martinez of Barstow and Joshua Modestowicz of Germany; three loving sets of grandparents Steve and Susan Speisser of Bar stow, Thomas and Gloria Modestowicz of Millville, New Jersey, and Glenn and Ruth Smith of Orange Park; numerous extended family. Trevor ModestowiczEllen Hood, 64, mother of Glen manEllen T. Hood, 64, of Jacksonville was born on July 18, 1950 in East Weymouth,MA and died on September 10th 2014. Ellen was a small person with a big heart who loved helping others. She enjoyed making crafts, her doll collection and spending time with her family, especially her husband Chuck and grandson Tate. She is survived by her beloved husband of 14 years Charles E. Hood of Jacksonville; son Nathaniel D. Ryan (Chrissy) of Glen St. Mary; step-daughters Teresa Wells and Laura Wheelin; siblings Richard N Benham Jr. (Bernie), Katherine Derrick (Jim), Michael Benham, Sharon Doster (Jimmy), Erin Bremer (Mark), Charles Benham (Sue); grandchildren Tate P. Ryan, Halie, Marshall, Mary, Kalie, Krista and Nikki; great-grandson Rowen; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Katherine (Peaslee) Benham. Mrs. Hood was laid to rest Sunday, September 14 at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Funeral this Friday for Ona Dillard, 51 Ona Frances Dillard, 51, died on September 21, 2014. Mrs. Dillard was born in Cape May, New Jersey and was a longtime resident of Macclenny. She retired from the City of Jacksonvilles Code Enforcement Dept. after over 25 years of service, and was a member of the Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny. She is survived by daughter Jessica Dolby (William); son James Sykes; sister, Nancy Dillard; brothers, George Dillard and David Dillard (Karen); granddaughter Kaylee. The funeral service for Mrs. Dillard will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of George H. Hewell and Son Funeral Home, 4747 Main Street in Jacksonville with Pastor David Thomas and Dr. etery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Community Hospice of NE Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jackson ville, FL 32257.Thanks so muchThe family of Ethel Kirkland Canterbury would like to thank everyone at Forbes Funeral Home for their assistance in our time of need. Spe cial thanks to Barbara Scott, David Mosley, Carol Brown and Billy Mosley. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who Thanks ever so much, Cynthia Carte ThomasMonthly singThe Road to Calvary Church in Glen St. Mary will hosts its monthly gospel sing on Friday, September 26 starting at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUSMeetings Tuesday at 6:30 7:45 pm Baker County Health Department NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Tuesday at 6:30 7:45 pm Baker County Health Department
ursday, September 25, 2014 T B C P Page 13 Belated thanksOur family is indeed grateful for the love and support given us during the loss of our precious husband and father, Fred Kirkland. We deeply appreciate every visit, phone and most of all your prayers. We extend special thanks to pastors David Thomas and Timmy Thomas for the most inspiring service, and to Mary Goodwin for the music. Words cannot express our appreciation to the ladies of the Christian Fellowship Temple for the most delicious meal. We love and appreciate our grandsons and John Kirkland, who served as casket bearers. A special thank you to Community Hospice for your loving care. May God richly bless each one who touched our Aline Kirkland, Connie Bennett, Beverly Blume, Debbie Webb, Charles Kirkland and families rfr$895 Simple Cremation Guaranteed Life Insurance to age 80 $2,500 min. (Cant be denied because of ill health) Irrevocable Funeral insurance Trust for Medicaid spend down. Maximum $12,5000 Money can be paid to funeral home of your choice GUERRYFUNERAL HOME $895 Simple Cremation $895 Simple Cremation $895 Simple Cremation $895 Simple Cremation $895 Simple Cremation $895 Simple Cremation $895 Simple Cremation $895 Simple Cremation Guaranteed Life Insurance to age 80 $2,500 $895 Simple Cremation Guaranteed Life Insurance to age 80 $2,500 ntbrrrrrfntb School reunionThe 27th annual reunion of students who attended the former Sanderson and Olustee schools will be held on Saturday, September 27 starting at 11 a.m. at the Ocean Pond Group Area (follow the signs). Bring a covered dish or picnic food; plates, cups and utensils will be furnished. Enjoy the afternoon with friends and former schoolmates. For more details, contact Johnnie Croft at 386-7527352. Happy 7th Birthday, to my daughter, GABBY SHAE HARRIS A special birthday wish from Heaven above. Love, Your Daddy the late Garrett S. Harris A special birthday wish from Heaven above. Love, Your Daddy Happy 7th birthday to our granddaughter, Gabby hearts with joy! Love, Papa & Nanna Baker County Republican PartysAnnual Country Christmas Drawingworth $750 for a gift card to a merchant of your choice or a gunStop by our booth at theBaker County Fair September 26 October 4and for every $1 donation get a ticket for your chance to win! Workshop on the black bearA workshop is scheduled in Baker County on September 30 on black bear management in north Florida. It will be held at the Ag Center in Macclenny that evening at 6:30, and is sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Topics will include local a public comment session and question-answer time with For more details contact Kaitlin Goode at 850-9224330 during regular working hours. By Brad Buck email@example.com UF/IFIS Communication GAINESVILLE, Fla. Americans can take a warning from a Uniliquid if youve left it somewhere warm for a long time. Plastic water bottles are made from polyethylene terephthalate. When heated, the material releases the chemicals antimony and bisphenol A, commonly called BPA. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said BPA is not a major concern at low levels found in beverage containers, it cluding those at the Mayo Clinic, say the chemical can cause negaAnd antimony is considered a carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization. UF soil and water science professor Lena Ma led a research team that studied chemicals released in 16 brands of bottled water kept at 158 degrees Fahrenheit for four weeks, what researchers deemed a worst-case scenario for human consumption. Of the 16 brands, only one exceeded the EPA standard for antimony and BPA. Based on the study, storage at warm temperatures would seem to not be a big problem, Ma said. But she said more research is needed to know if other brands are safe. Mas study found that as bottles warmed over the four-week pe riod, antimony and BPA levels increased. If you store the water long enough, there may be a concern, said Ma, an Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member who has a research program at Nanjing University in China. The UF scientist warned against leaving bottled water in a hot garage for weeks on end or in your car all day during the summer. nese citizens have less faith in their tap water, some leave bottled water in their car trunks for weeks. China consumed 9.6 billion gallons of bottled water in 2011, making that country the commoditys largest market. By comparison, Americans drank 9.1 billion gallons of bottled water that year, according to the International Bottled Water Association. While most Americans dont store bottled water in their cars for extended periods, they often keep it there for a day or two. Drinking that water occasionally wont be dangerous, but doing so regularly could cause health issues, she said. And its not just water containers that merit more study, Ma said. More attention should be given to other drinks packaged with juice, she said. We only tested the pure water. If it is acidic juice, Although not part of the study, Ma touts tap water over bottled water. Both are regulated by the federal government, tap by the EPA and bottled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The study is published in this months edition of the journal Environmental Pollution. By Troy Roberts Florida Gateway College Florida Gateway College announced September 23 that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School for the fourth consecutive year. Now in its sixth year, the Military Friendly Schools designation and list by Victory Media is the premier, trusted resource for post-military success. Military Friendly provides service members transparent, data-driven ratings about postmilitary education and career opportunities. The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedi cate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. The methodology used for making the Military Friendly Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has played a years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country. Its exciting to Florida Gateway College to be selected again, for the fourth time, in the top 15 percent of schools in the country as a Military Friendly School, said Dr. Chuck Hall, president of FGC. With so having served in the military, we think its only right to try and give back as much as possible through great programs, nities. The survey captures over 50 leading practices in supporting military students and is available free of charge to the more than 8,000 schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. For more information about Florida Gateway Colleges com mitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit FGCs website at www.fgc.eduScientists: risks to storing bottled H2OFCG friend to military ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm 8981 S. SR 228 Macc.Call Wanda 904-994-7750
Page 14 T B C P ursday, September 25, 2014 NOW AVAILABLE 1 and 2 BedroomsBaldwin GroveAPARTMENTS904-266-4070T.T.D. 1-800-955-8771US 90 E., right on Yellow Water Rd., right on Rainer Rd., go to stop sign, turn right. Go to rst street, turn left. RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTSThis institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 YARD SALES Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m., 1325 Copper Bluff Court. Final moving sale; Lexington dining room set, large entertainment center, DVDs, books, antique glass and crystal, McCoy Pottery, large safe, vintage purses. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. ?, 8278 Woodlawn Park Place, Macclenny. TVs, baby clothes, toaster ovens, dishes, household and much more. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m., 5529 Huckleberry Trail, Rolling Meadows. Baby items, womens clothing, weight bench, household and more. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m., 6986 E. Smoothbore Avenue, Glen. Too much to list. Friday, 2:00 p.m. ? and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., 5642 George Hodges Road. Tools, shing equipment and much more. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., 11801 Blueberry Lane, Rolling Meadows. Multi-family; household goods, toys, tools, clothes. Everything must go. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. ?, 4556 Raintree Drive, Macclenny II subdivision. Men, women, juniors and some boy toddler clothes, shoes, furniture, toys and other stuff. No early birds please. Rain cancels sale. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. ?, 445 Ivy Street, Macclenny. Everything must go! Baby boy clothes, maternity clothes; prices negotiable. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. after church, 5913 Woodlawn Cemetery Road. Yard sale and open house. 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home for sale; 2 family yard sale. 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. Massey-Ferguson tractor model 431. 57 HP; 480 hours. Includes bucket, bush hog, box blade and rake. $12,500 OBO. 259-2369. 9/25p White wedding gown and veil; size 16. $75. 904-266-9588. 9/25p 2011 Poulan riding mower. 17.5 HP, 42" cut; like new. $600 OBO. Steve or Mary 259-6864. 9/25c Cub Cadet, 46" cut, hydro-transmission, 20 HP Kohler engine, only 232 hours; like new. $799 OBO. 904-591-2916. 9/25c 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 Home Improvementsporches, decks, remodeling-any home repair. Licensed & Insured. 904-591-2640. 10/17tfc We install 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Auction: Burkes Garden-Tazewell County, Va. 133 acres crop, pasture, ma ture timber, ponds, bold spring branch. Offered in 2 tracts (12 acres & 121 acres). Outstanding views. Joins National Forest. Sale date Saturday, October 11 at 11AM. VISIT WWW.WOLTZ.COM FOR PREVIEW DATES AND PHOTOS. Sold to Highest Bidder Over $252,000. Call Woltz & Associates, Inc. (VA# 321), Real Estate Brokers & Auctioneers, 800-551-3588. 9/25p DIRECTV starting at $24.95/mo. Free 3-Months of HBO, Starz, SHOWTIME & CINEMAX. FREE RECEIVER Upgrade! 2014 NFL Sunday Ticket Included with Select Packages. Some exclusions apply CALL 1-800-915-8620. 9/25p 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. 9/25p AIRLINE CAREERS Start Here-Get FAA certied with hands on training in Aviation Maintenance. Financial aid for qualied students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-3769. 9/25p 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. 9/25p 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. 9/25p 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 1998 Lincoln Town Car. Cold AC; 112,000 miles. $3000 OBO. Call Charlie 904-910-7067. 9/25p 2001 F150 XLT extra cab, 4x4. New tires; ready to go. $5900 OBO. 904-591-2916. 9/25c 2001 FORD EXPLORER, 2 door $1800; 2004 Pacica Chrysler SUV, 4 door $2500. 904-521-3795 or 259-8632. 9/11-10/2p 2000 Ford Focus, 4 cylinder, automatic, cold AC, new tires, 30-35 MPG. $2900 OBO. 904-591-2916. 9/25c Buick Lacrosse, 2005. Clean as a whistle and was garage kept. Best deal in Alachua County for only $6,995! Call (352) 4364733. 9/25c Honda Odyssey, 2006. EXL version and extra clean. You cant nd them this clean for this cheap at $8,500! Call (352) 4364733. 9/25c Ford Focus, 2009. Clean Carfax history and has been serviced completely inside and out. Only $8,995! Call (352) 4364733. 9/25c Chevy Silverado, 2006. Perfect truck to get the job done and previous owner took very good care of it. Only $9,900! Call (352) 436-4733. 9/25c Chevy Malibu, 2012. Literally the cleanest Malibu on Main Street and best price within 500 miles! Only $9,950! Call (352) 436-4733. 9/25c Chevy Impala, 2012. LT version and clean as the day is long! $190/month or only $10,450! Call (352) 436-4733. 9/25c Hyundai Sonata, 2012. Excellent shape and awesome value. Only $190/month or $10,500! Call (352) 436-4733. 9/25c Nissan Versa, 2012. Very clean and need to sell today! Call for best deal. Asking only $10,850! Call (352) 436-4733. 9/25c Ford Fusion, 2012. Clean Carfax history and in excellent shape. Ready for a new home. $10,890! Call (352) 436-4733. 9/25c Chevrolet Equinox, 2012. Perfect size SUV and was very well kept. Only $11,500! Call (352) 436-4733. 9/25c Kia Soul, 2011. Awesome ride and an awesome deal. Only $195/month or $11,500! Call (352) 436-4733. 9/25c Pontiac Bonneville, 2004. An absolute diamond. Cleaner than when it was brand new. Have to sell this now! Only $11,500! Call (352) 436-4733. 9/25c Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2008. Clean Car fax and 1 owner only. Best value for only $13,600! Call (352) 436-4733. 9/25c Pontiac Solstice, 2008. Super low miles and very very clean. Hard to nd. Only $13,650! Call (352) 436-4733. 9/25c ANIMALS Lost male Bluetick dog: last seen around Hamp Register Road and Turner Cemetery Road. If seen, please call Morris Crews 912-590-2551 or Clayton Walker 904-403-3032. 9/25-10/2p 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 Experienced roofers. 904-591-2790. 9/25tfc Experienced secretary/bookkeeper; full time at Wayne Frier of Macclenny. Email resumes to jm_martin23@yahoo. com. 9/18-25c 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. 9/18-10/9p Experienced salesperson, full time at Wayne Frier of Macclenny. Email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. 9/18-25c Drivers, CDL-A: Home EVERY Weekend! ALL Loaded/Empty Miles Paid! Dedicated Southeast! Or Walk Away Lease, No Money Down. 1-855-971-8524. 9/25p Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447. 9/11-10/2p Class A Industrial Mechanic/Electrician for 3rd Shift Maintenance Crew. Must have required mechanical/electrical experience. We are an EECC, Drug free workplace. Health/Dental/Life Insur ance, paid Holidays/Vacations. Apply at: Gilman Building Products, 6640 CR 218, Maxville, FL 32234 or fax resume to 904289-7736. 9/4-10/9c Wrecker Operator needed ASAP. Please send resume to email@example.com. 6/12tfc Experienced painters needed. Peacock Painting. 259-5877. 2/21tfc Want To Drive A Truck... NO EXPERIENCE? Company sponsored CDL training. Full benets. Earn $44,500+ 1st year. 1-888-693-8934. 9/25p Can You Dig It? Heavy Equipment Operator Training! 3 Week Program. Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. Lifetime Job Placement Assistance with National Certications. VA Benets Eligible! (866) 912-0572. 9/25p Drivers Own Your Own Truck! Best Lease Purchase Deal in the Country! *You can earn over $150,000 per year *No Credit Check *Late-model Freightliner Columbia *Low Truck Payment Call (866) 306-3027 to talk to a recruiter. Apply Now Online @ www.joincrst.com. 9/25p 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. 9/25p HUNTING CAMP Get a jump on hunting season! Camping spots available with water, sewer and electric hook-ups. Located in Osceola For est. 259-8454. 9/18-25p 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. 4 BR, 2 BA brick house on approximately acre; fenced. Located in quite neighborhood about 2 miles north of Glen St. Mary. $85,000. Needs some work. Excellent Investment opportunity. Call 259-8595 or 904-612-5279. 9/11tfc 3 BR, 1 BA house on 2 acres. 1591 Dawn Lane, Sanderson. New appliances, refaced kitchen cabinets, updated bathroom, newly screened front porch, hardwood floors in bedrooms, new ce ramic tile in kitchen and bathroom. Movein ready. $119,900. Call Cindy Oglesby 259-9333. 9/25-10/2p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on acre, fenced. 5913 Woodlawn Cemetery Road. Newly sided, fresh paint. Must sell. Open House Sunday 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., (and yard sale). 904-477-4107. 9/25p 1982 14x52 mobile home on acre. Remodeled; fully furnished with washer/ dryer, new AC and heat. 1 mile from Big Lake George. $30,000. 904-521-3795 or 259-8632. 9/11-10/2p Baldwin 2 BR cottage on large lot on Clark Street. FHA-VA financing. Only $25,000. Call John Swanson, Broker. 904257-9033. 9/18-25c 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 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. 9/25tfc UNRESTRICTED ACREAGE. Timber, Hunting, Recreation. 40 to 350 from 1250 per acre. Mature hardwoods, Road frontage, Power, Creek frontage, Mountain views, Private, Excellent hunting-Deer and Tur key. Call 877-520-6719 or Remax 423756-5700. 9/25p FOR RENT Room for rent. Nice brick home 1 mile from Wal-mart; close to everything. Free internet, washer/dryer, kitchen, etc. Senior citizen preferred. $450/month plus $150 deposit. 904-235-3054. 9/25-10/2p Harper Rentals taking applications for 2 BR, 1 BA; CH/A. $495/month plus $495 deposit. 259-8140. 9/25tfc 2 BR, 1 BA. $400/month plus $200 deposit. 259-6391. 9/25p 4 BR, 2 BA 2 car garage modular home on 7.5 fenced acres in Taylor area. $1100/month plus 1st, last and $800 deposit. 386-283-4596. 9/25p Country Club Estates 3 BR, 2 BA house; garage. $975/month. 259-9119. 9/25p 3 BR, 2 BA house in Macclenny. $1100/ month. Call 904-200-1034. 9/25-10/2p 3 BR, 2 BA and 2 BR, 2 BA mobile homes for rent. Located in Blackbottom area. Call Dee for details. 904-566-8281. 9/2510/2p 2 BR, 1 BA duplex apartment. 43 W. Ohio Avenue; CH/A. $500/month plus $500 de posit. 259-6488. 9/25p 3 BR, 2 BA house. New cabinets, vanities, counter tops, laminate wood ooring; great room with replace. Country living 10 minutes from Macclenny, just off 121. $1000/month plus 1st, last and $300 deposit. 259-5877. 9/11tfc Clean 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, 13733 Dolphin Court, Sanderson. $750/month plus $750 deposit. Call 904-813-1580 or 259-2255. 9/4tfc Beautiful, like new custom built extra large singlewide. Oversized master bed and bath, large spare bed and bath. All amenities-must see. $800/month plus $600 deposit; Service animals only. Glen area. 259-2121. 7/10tfc 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 Clean 3 BR, 1 BA home, 9121 Dolphin Street, Sanderson. $750/month plus $750 deposit. Call 904-813-1580 or 259-2255. 8/7tfc 3 BR, 1 BA house. 173 West McIver Avenue. $750/month plus $400 deposit. HUD accepted. 259-2874. 9/18-25p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Olustee; newly remodeled. $550/month plus $250 de posit. 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VP/ADA/ EA/EO College in Education and Employment WE SPECIALIZE IN PROBLEM ROOFS 259-2563 FREE Estimates JON SHUMAKE firstname.lastname@example.orgThe BCMS Bobcats couldnt take advantage of their quick start September 23 and fell 3216 to the Oakleaf Junior High Yellow Jackets in a nonconfer ence road game. The offense stagnated after John Green capped off the teams explosive opening drive with a 6-yard scoring run and a successful two-point conversion to give the squad an early 8-0 lead. The unit struggled to pick up first downs after its first drive and converted only one of six fourth-down attempts in the game. They beat us all over the field, head coach Rock Rhoden said. We were outplayed and outcoached. We made them look better than they actually are. While the offense struggled, defense and special teams missed opportunities to provide a much-needed spark. A roughing the passer penalty negated a fumble recovery that would have set the B-Cats up with a chance to take the lead late in the first half. The Yellow Jackets scored one play after the penalty to take a 20-8 lead into halftime. The B-Cats attempted an on-side kick to start the second half, but they were offside on the kick. Oakleaf easily recovered the teams second on-side kick try and scored shortly after on a 33-yard touchdown burst. Jacquez Jacksons 55-yard punt return touchdown gave the team life midway through the fourth quarter as the B-Cats trailed by 10 after Greens successful two-point conversion. The defense couldnt stop the Yellow Jackets, though, who put the game away with a 15yard touchdown pass. The B-Cats return to action October 7 when they travel to Fernandina Beach after having a week off. Coach Rock Rhoden said the team will focus on the fundamentals of football in preparation of the road game.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Debbie PelhamTyler Burnsed (right) blocks as John Green (left) rushes the football.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Debbie PelhamWill Keinath is tackled by an Oakleaf defender.Bobcats stumble at Oakleaf 32-16 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.
Page16SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D DIf the Wildcats Win, YOU WIN!Buy a Whopper, Get the 2nd for a Penny!Valid after each home game the varsity BCHS Wildcats win, until closing at the Macclenny location only. 1620 S. SIXTH STREET, MACCLENNY Buy a Whopper, Get the 2nd for a Penny! JON SHUMAKE email@example.comInexperience caught up to the injury-riddled Baker High Wildcats on September 19 as they lost their District 3-5A opener 41-14 at Ribault to fall to 1-3 on the season. The hobbled Cats allowed 27 unanswered points in the sectie it at 14-all before halftime. Ribaults Jante Boston scored four touchdowns three receiving and one rushing in the game, including a 6-yard receiving score in the third quarter and a 52-yard dash in the fourth to help the Trojans (2-1, 1-0) pull away. Right now, theres too many backups and too much inexperience on the field for us to do the things we need to do in big ball games like this, head coach Tom MacPherson said. The bottom line is we didnt take control of the situation. Then as the situation got tighter and tighter, what ended up happening was those young guys with the lack of experience, theyre not used to handling that. Ribault broke the game open in the third quarter and con verted fourth downs on each of its scoring drives in the period. DeSean McNair punched it in from four yards out one play after the Trojans narrowly converted a fourth-and-15. Bostons 6-yard touchdown reception from Derias McGoogin, who threw for 258 yards and three touchdowns in the game, came shortly after they successfully managed a fourth-and-6. Baker Countys offense couldnt replicate its opponents success and struggled to move the ball in the second half. Quarterback Jacob Carter which was a questionable call on what appeared to be a for ward pass, and Vyshawn Akins turn. Ribault scored 21 points For the second straight week, the Cats found themselves having to claw back from Trojans struck quickly as Boston hauled in a 10-yard touchdown pass on the opening drive of the game. Ribault took advantage of a botched exchange between Carter and Vic Giv ens as McGoogin connected with Boston on a 50-yard scoring throw midway through the Baker County battled back on fourth down to keep the Cats drive alive. Carter threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Givens and then converted a two-point conversion in the closing seconds of the first quarter. A second touchdown pass to Givens of 26-yards tied the game at 14 with less than a minute remaining before halftime. The fact that we were even in the game 14-14 after the start with all the backups and everything we had in ... says a lot for our kids, coach MacPherson said. Despite the loss, the head coach was optimistic about some of the young players. sack, and Eugene Farmer was third on the team in rushing. They will continue to improve as they mature, but there will be some growing pains in the process, he said. Theyre going to be great football players at Baker County, coach MacPherson said. I think theyre going to be tre mendous players for us in the future. Its just a lot to ask of them right now to be big-time play makers. Losing the district opener is extremely tough to recover from, coach MacPherson said, and the Cats now face an uphill tion. Now you have to scoreboard watch, he said. The only good thing is you know the writing on the wall is you got to win six straight. Then you have to hope 6-1 is good enough to get in. Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonValdez Pooby Jackson with a hit on the Ribault quarterback.Ribault swamps depleted CatsPurchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonVic Givens runs with the defender in tow. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Zach Rafuse makes the catch for a touchdown.JON SHUMAKE | JONSHULIVE.COMOne week after snapping its losing streak, the JV Wildcat football team was shutout 27-0 September 18 when it traveled to Madison County. The team was without several players due to injury, and running back Josh Haygood wasnt on the roster after being moved to the varsity squad earlier in the week. failed to move the ball after a special teams play pinned them deep in tough situations as the Cowboys were consistently set up with great We were kind of short-handed yesterday, JV head coach Adam Brunner said the day after the game. Thats no excuse. We have the players to make plays but didnt put them in the best position. Thats productive games, coach Brunner said. Wesley Belford returned from few catches. Fellow wide receiver Christian Watkins also had a good the carries in the teams run-heavy attack and was able to pick up solid yardage. Coach Brunner is expecting a more positive result September 25 when the JV Cats travel to play Nease. about the Madison County loss. Were going to come out ready to roll next week against Nease.JON SHUMAKE firstname.lastname@example.orgFor the second straight season, the Wildcats are going to have to bounce back from a loss in their District 3-5A opener. The team faces a mustwin game early in the district schedule September 26 when its hosts the newly renamed Westside Wolverines (1-3, 1-0). Fridays game likely wont be the cakewalk it was last year for Baker County when it dominated the then-Forrest Rebels 42-10 to even its district record. Westside actually right now is a little bit better team on film than Ribault, head coach Tom MacPherson said. They can run and throw the ball. Its going to be another tough week. The defenses task of slowing down the Wolverines offensive attack of quarterback Amari Dubose and running back Mantavis Cogdell will be more difficult with the absence of star defensive end CeCe Jefferson. It was announced last week that he would miss the re mainder of the season after suffering soft tissue damage to his shoulder early in the Cats September 12 loss to Providence. Jeffersons injury will re quire surgery, but no decision on when it will occur has been made yet. Defensive lineman Dalton Thomas will return to action Friday after leaving the Providence game with a leg injury. Thomas injury was not as serious as it originally appeared and he returned to practice Monday after missing the Ribault game. The unit will have to contain Dubose in the passing game and maintain its gap integrity to combat Westsides rushing attack. Offensively, the team will try to crank up the tempo to wear down the blitzing Wolverine defense. In preparation for the key game, the coaching staffed upped the physicality of Mondays practice. The increased intensity forced the players to put the slow start behind them and focus on the task at hand. The players cant worry about what Westside is doing if they want to win, coach MacPherson said. For the most part, any time youre struggling you try to get it physical and get the guys minds off the loss and get them trying to work back into the things youre doing, he said. Stress and anxiety are caused by focusing on things you dont control. We have to control our behavior. If you worry about future results and things you cant control, thats where anxiety comes in. We just have to take care of our own business. In other District 3-5A games: Paxon (2-1, 1-0) at Bishop Kenny (2-0, 1-0) Ribault (2-1, 1-0) at Stan ton (0-3, 0-1) Wolfson (0-3, 0-1) at Yulee (2-1, 0-1)Madison hands JV a shutout thrashing amid more injuriesWestside game seen as a BCHS must-win YMCAJOIN TODAY YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAMS www.FirstCoastYM C A .org | 259-0898 98 W. Lowder St., Mac. YMCA, JOIN TODAY YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAMSwww.FirstCoastYMCA.org 259-0898 | 98 W. Lowder St., Macclenny
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On the date above mentioned, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the Special Exception request. e purpose of the Special Exception is to allow for a Family Lot Division in a subdivision. Written comments for or against the Special Exception may be sent to Baker County Planning Department, 81 North ird St., Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments may be sent to (904)259-5057. Copies of the Special Exception may be inspected by any member of the public in the Planning Department, address stated above. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceed ing should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-5123 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. PUBLIC HEARINGPursuant to an application submitted by Jennifer Hale, as agent for Lott Whelan, to be granted a Special Exception for a animals on property located at 17424 Crews Road Parcel ID No. 28 1S 21 0000 0000 0060 containing 4.03 acres in Baker County, FL., the Baker County Land Planning Agency, will consider the request at a public hearing scheduled for ursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:01 p.m. in the County Commissioners chambers of the Administration Building, 55 North ird St., Macclenny, FL. On the date above mentioned, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the Special Exception request. e purpose of the Special Exception is to allow for 15 goats, 10 turkeys, 35 chickens, 2 cows, 6 guineas, 60 quail and 2 pigs. Written comments for or against the Special Exception may be sent to Baker County Planning Department, 81 North ird St., Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments may be sent to (904)259-5057. Copies of the Special Exception may be inspected by any member of the public in the Planning Department, address stated above. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-5123 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. Package offers starting at MONTHFor 12 Months Plus addl fees SELECTPACKAGE OVER 130 CHANNELS Call your authorized DIRECTV dealer for details. Offers valid through 10/1/14. New approved customers only (lease required). Other conditions apply. Call today and save! The Satellite Team| 904-507-4800 Offer represents a $10 savings per month for three months to new subscribers only. Savings offer valid on all service plans. $39.99 represents a $10 savings on the Connect plan monthly service fee. 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Still, other players contributed to big wins for their collegiate and professional teams. Former Cat wide receiver Mike Boones Cincinnati Bearcats improved to 2-0 on September 20 with a 31-24 home victory over Falon Lees winless Miami (OH) Redhawks (0-4). The Bearcats travel to play the 22nd-ranked Ohio State September 27, while Lee and the Redhawks will try to a Mid-American Conference showdown. Quarterback Thomas Sirk and a touchdown, his third of the year on the ground, in the unbeaten Duke Blue Devils 4713 rout over the visiting Tulane Green Wave on September 20. The 4-0 mark has earned the Blue Devils the No. 23 spot in the USA Today poll and they lead all unranked teams with 86 votes in the AP Poll. Duke opens ACC play on September 27 when it visits the Miami Hurricanes. The game is schedwill air on ESPN2. In Canada, linebacker Bear Woods led the Montreal Aloutember 21 as they upset the visiting Calgary Stampeders 31-15 to improve to 4-8 on the season. The Als are now in a three-way tie with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Toronto Argonauts at the top of the East Division with eight points. Montreal has won three out of four, and the team will try to keep its hot streak going on September 26 when it visits the 1-10 Ottawa Redblacks. Wide receiver Kendrick Singleton was held to just one catch for nine yards on September 20 in the North Carolina Tar Heels 70-41 blowout road loss at East Carolina. The Heels fell to 2-1 on the season, but will try to bounce back September 27 in their ACC opener at Clemson. Linebacker Darvin Ruise was on the losing end of college footballs biggest upset of the week. His then 18th-ranked prising 31-27 home loss to the unranked Indiana Hoosiers to fall to 3-1 on the year. Ruise had three tackles in the game. The Tigers will try to bounce back after dropping out of the top-25 when they open their SEC schedule at South Carolina on September 27. The Gamecocks are ranked 13th in the AP Poll and 15 in the USA Today p.m. and will air on ESPN.JON SHUMAKE firstname.lastname@example.orgThe BCHS cross country team battled the soggy weather and muddy environment on September 20 at the Leslie Baker Invitational held at San dalwood, and two runners set new personal records. Robbie Martin posted a new personal best time for the second straight meet with a time of 22 minutes, 24 seconds despite the poor conditions. JV runished with a personal record of 24:20, which was two minutes better than his JV teammate Jordan Johnson. Matthew Butcher crossed the finish line more than a minute behind Martin for second-place on the Cat squad with a time of 23:56. Ty Hartley (24:24) edged out Sheldon to take third on the team. On the girls side, Shea Robinson (25:58) claimed first almost two minutes ahead of second-place runner Mia Fish (27:50). Brandi Callaway post ed a time of 28:24 for third, Jordan Lauramore ran a time of 33:02 for fourth and Shelbie son rounded out the varsity Lady Cats with a time of 35:47. Rachel Harrison (35:31) teammate Emily Harris for the JV team. Coach Pam Robinson said she was proud of her teams effort in the terrible conditions, and said many runners lost their shoes in the muddy paths. The team has a week off from meets but plans a run at Shoals Park over the weekend. The runners will return to com petition October 4 at the Mandarin Invitational. Two soggy personal bestsFrom left: Sheldon Gris, Cameron Hauge, Matthew Butcher, Robbie Martin and Ty Hartley. Photo courtesy of Pam RobinsonFrom left: Shea Robinson, Shelbie Martin, Jordan Lauramore and Brandi Callaway and Mia Fish. Photo courtesy of Pam Robinson Eye on Former Wildcats: two of them squared o SaturdayJON SHUMAKE email@example.comThe Lady Bobcat volleyball teams snapped a two-game losing streak September 23 at Wilkinson after dropping games at Yulee and Hilliard. Both the varsity and JV teams defeated conference foe Wilkinson in 2-1 games. The varsity Lady B-Cats won 2518, 28-25, 15-10, while the JV squad won a tight 25-21, 2025, 15-13 contest. Both team played together and had an awesome night, coach Angela Lauramore said. The wins over Wilkinson came one night after both teams fell to Yulee. The varsity team struggled offensively and defensively, losing 0-2 (14-25, 20-25). After winning the first set, the JV girls dropped the final two and fell 1-2 (28-26, 1625, 4-15). The varsity Lady B-Cats played tough but serving issues ultimately cost them in their 0-2 (22-25, 20-25) loss at Hilliard on September 18. Once again, the JV squad won the first set but couldnt hold on to the victory as it fell 1-2 (25-22, 17-25, 14-16). The Lady B-Cats are off until back-to-back home games on September 29 and 30 when they host Bradford and Richardson. Netters bust up a slump Contact the Baker County Family YMCA for more infor mation or to register for these upcoming programs! Youth Flag FootballPractices begin: Oct. 6 Season: Oct. 31 Dec. 20 Last day to register: Sept. 25Registration is only $55www.FirstCoastYMCA.org259.089898 W. Lowder St., MacclennyMembership not required to participate in programs or events.Upcoming events at the Baker County Family YMCA ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm8981 S. SR 228 Macc. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Tues. | 6:30 7:45 pm BC Health Department
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