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The Baker County press
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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SINCE 1929 904.259.2400 | Do you think BCDC and the county jail will survive in the long-term?37% Yes 42% No 21% MaybeSOUTHERN STATES SHOOTINGFlag lot housing plan OKd in GlenPage 2 Opening dayPage 18 AT AGLANCE THINGS TO DO MORE INSIDE MARCH 15Elder Abuse Training8:30 a.m. 10 a.m. Baker County Sheris Oce Elder Abuse Training is a monthly class with the next one being held Thursday, March 15. Free breakfast at 8:30. Free training from 9:00 10:00. This project supported by a grant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and presented by the Womens Center of Jacksonville. Public is welcome. Training room has seating for up to 40 people. Call (904) 7223000 to register.BCMS Bobcat baseball vs Lake Butler4 p.m. Baker County High SchoolBCMS Lady Bobcat softball vs Lake Butler4 p.m. Baker County Middle SchoolBCHS Lady Wildcat softball vs Bolles5:30 p.m. Baker County High School The Lady Cats host Bolles in the District 3-5A clash.MORE ON PAGE 3 Cats win sixth straight See page 17First Coast Spelling Bee See page 9 District champs!Page 17 JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe two men at the center of the fatal shooting at Southern States Nursery in early February victim Dominic Jermone D.J. Broadus II, 31, of Jacksonville and shooter Gardner Gar Kent Fraser, 29, of Macclenny have faced allegations of violence in recent months. Mr. Fraser resigned from Northeast Florida State Hospital in early January after a state investigation found evidence he abused a patient under his care last September, hospital employment records obtained by The Press late last week show. Mr. Broadus, meanwhile, was the target of a temporary injunction for protection against domestic violence ordered by a Duval County judge in early January after his roommate, Daniel J. Combs, alleged he was threatened and struck in the face for confronting the deceased about smoking and selling marijuana at their condo on Atlantic Boulevard. Mr. Combs requested the court dismiss the in junction a few weeks later, court records show. Mr. Broadus faced other allegations of violence more than six years ago in Duval County. Back in October, 2011 a judge there approved a petition for injunction for protection against repeat violence from Janice B. Smith on behalf of herself and her children. Ms. Smith claimed Mr. Broadus threw bricks through her home and car hicle and threatened to kill her, her children and her dog, the petition reads. The following year he was arrested for selling marijuana to an undercover detective in Jacksonville and sentenced to one year in jail followed by two years of probation. According to Mr. Frasers employment records from the state hospital, witnesses reported he en-Victim, shooter accused of past violenceSee page 3 PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON Kites up at WESSome kites were ying high in the sky, held up by a brisk breeze or a youngster dashing back and forth across the eld, while others ew lower to the ground or were dragged across it during the annual kite day activity involving students, their families and teachers at West side Elementary March 9. Pictured are (clockwise from above) Allison Elledge, Jakiyah Givens and Karsen Newmans. JON SHUMAKEA Macclenny man was arrested in the early morning hours of March 10 after he allegedly told his girlfriend he was either going to kill himself, her or a St. George, GA man. Brian Nixon, 27, who was uncooperative with police as they took him into custody just before 3 a.m., was additionally charged with aggravated assault afblade was found on the drivers seat of his Nissan Altima parked at Stephanie Nixons Taft Road property. Cpl. Marc Heath responded to the residence after learning Ms. Nixon called police because Mr. Nixon was sitting in the vehicle in her front yard and had made statements that someone would definitely die tonight. Samantha Crawford, 28, of Lake Butler had previously called for a well-being check on Mr. Nixon, who she later said was intoxicated. She said he had made the same statements to her, including that either he, Ms. Crawford, Andrew Perry or two others would die that evening. After he was confronted by deputies, Mr. Nixon yelled obscenities and Brian Nixon Arrest for multiple death threatsSee page 2


Page 2 T B C P ursday, March 15, 2018MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Plans for a new residential subdivision on Odis Yarborough Road near Glen St. Mary, comprising eight 1-acre lots in front and four flag lots averaging 6.57 acres each in the rear, were approved by the county commission last week. The proposed development Shoals Park Unit 3 is a scaled -down version of a 90-acre plan that was withdrawn several months ago after commissioners re jected a request to allow the owner, Long Branch Farms, LLC, to build on lots smaller than a full acre. Chris Milton, director of the countys community development department, presented the plans with a favorable recommendation at a commission meeting on March 6. Other developers have obtained similar flag lot de velopment approval in the immediate vicinity, Mr. Milton said. Were not aware of any adverse issues related to these developments which have been in existence for years. Furthermore, he said, the proposal satisfies nine of 11 elements on a flag lot criteria list that requires the county commissions consent be fore any development can proceed using the unusual lot layout. The other two criteria refer to avoiding flag lots that are next to each other, Mr. Milton said, adding that if the proposed development specifically adhered to that requirement there would be additional access points (driveways) created, which is exactly what the flag lot ordinance attempts to avoid. Flag lots are so named because of the long, slender strips of land driveway easements resembling flag poles that extend from the typically rectangular main sections of these lots, or the flags, out to the street. In Shoals Park Unit 3, two pairs of flag lots side by side will share adjoining driveways in the middle and each pair of 1-acre lots will share a common driveway. Instead of 12 driveways leading out to the street the de velopment will have only six, which will enhance public safety, said Mr. Milton. Were trying to avoid multiple dangerous drive way connections, he said. The developer will be responsible for installing drainage culverts under each driveway easement and paving them with durable slag material to county standards, Mr. Milton said. Something else that should please surrounding neighbors is a provision barring mobile homes and prohibiting the owner of the flag lots from dividing those parcels into 1-acre family lots, both of which would be permissible under the present zoning. With the platting of the proposed subdivision, Mr. Milton explained, the agzoned lots would be restricted to site-built homes and would not be eligible for further divisions through the family lot provision. The development received unanimous approval after Commissioner James Bennett spoke in its favor, pointing out that the owner had brought back a plan that addressed all previous objections, particularly those related to concerns about mobile homes or houses being built on lots as small as half an acre. Mr. Bennett noted that the developers original 90acre proposal, which was based on meeting a net density of one-acre though some lots would be smaller and others larger, attracted a lot of community pushback. The current proposal, he said, is a good compromise and is consistent with what the county has already permitted in other subdivisions along the same corridor. I dont know what more the applicant can do because hes met every objection, Mr. Bennett said moments before the issue came to a vote. At this point we have an opportunity to move for ward with the development here that now creates only residential dwellings, no mobile homes. That is consistent with what the community wants. The only difference is flag lots. All were talking about is two driveways to serve about 25 acres behind it. Neighbors also wont have to worry about anybody moving trailers onto the property or carving the flag lots up into 1-acre segments for family members, Mr. Bennett said. Im more than happy to put forth a motion to approve this so it can move forward, he said, followed seconds later by a round of ayes voiced by all five board members. No further approvals or public hearings by the county are required for the subdivision plans to move forward. The current zoning and future land uses are already in existence, Mr. Milton said. The property was rezoned in 2004 for this type of layout. The current zoning is very typical and compatible with the surrounding area. The last step in the process is for Richard M. Davis, owner of Long Branch Farms, to submit an official subdivision plat and engineered plans before construction can begin.BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION 1$2,500 minimum deposit is required for opening the Money Market Account. Annual Percentage Yield of 1.50% is guaranteed for 6 months from account opening date. The Money Market account must be opened with new money or monies not currently held at Fidelity Bank. After 6 months, the Money Market Annual Percentage Yields apply. They are today: the APY is 0.15% for balances up to $24,999.99. For balances from $25,000 to $49,999.99, the APY is 0.20%. For balances from $50,000 to $99,999.99, the APY is 0.25%. For balances of $100,000 to $249,999.99 the APY is 0.25%. For balances $250,000 and above, the APY is 0.30%. APYs are accurate as of 3/7/2018. Rates are subject to change at anytime. A monthly maintenance fee of $10 applies if the balance falls below the minimum daily balance requirement of $2,500 for a Business Money Market account. A monthly maintenance fee of $6 applies if the balance falls below the minimum daily balance requirement of $1,000 for a Personal Money Market account. Six withdrawals per statement period are permitted. There is an excessive withdrawal fee of $10 for each additional withdrawal of any type. Fees could reduce the earnings on the account. 2 specials available for a limited time only. 3$50 minimum opening deposit. Fees subject to change. Other fees such as NSF, overdraft fees, etc. may apply. Refer to our current Schedule of Fees. $2,500 minimum deposit, up to $250,000 per customer.Help your money grow with a Money Market Account 1.50% Ask us about our CD Specials2 today!Free Personal & Business Checking3 APY1 Scaled down subdivision OKd CR 125CR 125Odis Yarborough RdBob Burnsed Rd. Shoals Park AG 7.5 AG 7.5 AG 7.5 AG 7.5 RC 1 RC 1 RC 1 RC 1Longbranch Farms Property turned around several times despite being told to walk backward toward the get in the patrol car once restrained, and continued being disruptive once in the car. Cpl. Heath informed him he was being arrested for resisting without violence and disorderly conduct. Mr. Nixon banged his head and began to yell and cuss louder after Ms. Crawford arrived at the scene, causing a deputy to use pepper spray on him. Ms. Crawford said the suspect called to give her the choice of who was going to die. She chose herself and he told her come get killed, according to the ofup the phone and called police. Mr. Perry, 30, gave a similar account about overhearing their conversation. Ms. Nixon said she was at the 121 Club when Mr. Nixon made the threat about somebody dying. She said she and her daughter left the bar and returned home, but the suspect followed them, parked his vehicle in her yard and yelled and cursed at them. In another incident, a Jacksonville man was ar rested the night of March 10 for battery after allegedly biting a female co-workers hand during an argument at McDonalds in Macclenny. Brittany Robinson of Sanderson said she was standing outside the South Sixth Street restaurant where she and suspect Quinton Lee, 26, are employed. She told Deputy John Murphy that Mr. Lee confronted her about her saying she was going to get others to beat him up. She said the two had never been involved in a confrontation. Ms. Robinson said she walked through the McDonalds and out the front door, and Mr. Lee followed her and confronted her again. He got in her face, she told police, so she put her left hand in front of his face to stop him, at which point he bit the palm of her hand be fore leaving in his vehicle. Deputy Murphy noted the victim had a clear bite mark where her skin was broken and she was bleeding. Mr. Lee returned to the restaurant and gave a similar account of the incident. He was deemed the primary aggressor and was taken to county jail. From page 1Man resists arrest aer death threats ILLUSTR A TION BY JESSIC A PREV A TT Above map shows the location of the property and the layout of the proposed lots and shared six driveways.


ursday, March 15, 2018 T B C P Page 3JON SHUMAKEA Macclenny man was taken into custody the night of March 5 after his mother told police he threatened to kill girlfriends head and eat her body, according to police. Wilma Tate of Macclenny told Cpl. Marc Heath on March 5 that her son Brett Sapp, 41, was at her North Lowder Street residence the previous day and was possibly experiencing withdrawals from meth. She said he became aggressive and punched holes in her walls and at one point threatened suicide with a sawed-off shotgun before calming down for the night. Ms. Tate said her son began his ag gressive behavior again on the reporting date, which is when he made the threats. She said she became fearful be cause of the threats and Mr. Sapps pos police after relocating to her sisters Klein Road residence. Sheriff Scotty Rhoden and several other deputies responded to the Lowder residence. The sheriff made contact with the suspect via phone and was speaking with him at a fence in the front yard. Cpl. Marc Heath noted he observed Mr. Sapp, who was unarmed, push the fence aggressively and appear to walk toward the residence. The corporal positioned himself between the residence and the suspect, and commanded Mr. Sapp to stop and place his hands in the air while pointing a taser at him. Mr. Sapp complied and ginbotham. Mr. Sapp said there was a shotgun in his closet and two handguns under the pillow in his bedroom. Cpl. Heath collected a Mossberg 12 gauge pistol grip shotgun, a Glock 27 .40 caliber and a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver. munition. Mr. Sapp was arrested for aggravated assault, a third-degree felony. In an unrelated arrest, a Sanderson man was jailed the afternoon of March 8 for domestic battery after he allegedly struck his girlfriend in the jaw, chest and back. Deputy Shane Dickens reported he cent to the roadway upon his arrival to Vader tracked Mr. Davis to his Bertie Davis Circle residence, where he was ent clothing than he had been wearing earlier, according to the deputys account. The suspect denied striking victim lice. Ms. Brassart, who was standing at the edge of the roadway crying when Deputy Dickens first arrived at the scene, was taken to the Fraser emergency room for her injuries. She said in an interview at the hospital that Mr. Davis had been acting strangely lately and she believed he was on narcotics. She said her boyfriend became irate and struck her several times, and Deputy Dickens noted swelling and bruising to her jaw consistent with her state ments. Ms. Brassart declined to provide a written statement and said she didnt want to prosecute Mr. Davis. The suspect was additionally arrested on a count of resisting police without violence. THINGS TO DOMARCH 16Community Expo12 p.m. 6 p.m. Heritage Park Village Lowder St., Macclenny Community Expo 2018 will be held on Friday, March 16 with live music, bounce house, games, prizes, photo booth, sno-cones, cotton candy and raes. Available for purchase: Walking Taco, drink & cookie-$4, $3 admission ticket includes bounce house, games and 3 tickets for popcorn, sno-cone & cotton candy. Free transportation for age 60+ & disabled. For more information call (904) 2599315. Amplied phone giveaway12 p.m.-6 p.m. Heritage Park Village Community Expo Visit the Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) booth at Heritage Park and see a display of amplied phone equipment available to qualied Florida residents. During the event, FTRI sta will distribute phones and provide training on them. Bring your Florida ID, your hearing aids and cell phone if you have them. FTRI oers a variety of amplied telephones to meet the need of persons with a mild, moderate, or severe hearing loss. Movie in the Park: Justice League6 p.m. 8 p.m. Heritage Park Village The Baker Prevention Coalition is sponsoring a free movie in the park March 16 to screen Justice League (2017) at Heritage Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. with the movie starting at 6 p.m.Sex assault survivors support group3:00 pm 4:00 pm Family Service Center Womens Center of Jacksonville will be hosting a quarterly, trauma-focused support group for survivors of sexual assault. The group will be held at the Family Service Center (located at 418 S 8th Street in Macclenny) on March 16, 2018 from 3pm-4pm. You must be 18 years or older to attend. The Rape Recovery Team at the Womens Center of Jacksonville supports survivors of sexual assault in Baker, Duval, and Nassau counties. If you need to speak to an advocate, please call our 24-hour Rape Crisis HotlineBCHS Lady Wildcat softball vs Suwannee5:00 pm Baker County High School The Lady Cats host Suwannee in District 3-5A competition. The JV game is scheduled for 5 p.m. and the varsity contest follows at 7.Prior grad scholarshipsThe Baker County Education Foundation is pleased to offer four scholarships worth between $500 and $1000 for prior graduates of Baker County High School. Applicants must be current residents of the coun ty, and each scholarship has specific guidelines Applications and more details are available at the school superintendents office at 270 South Blvd. in Macclenny. The application deadline is Friday, April 13 at 3 p.m. for submittal to the office. Call Shirley Crawford at 259-0428 for more information. 1159 S. 6th Street Macclenny259-7800 FREE BUY 3 GET 1 FREE GET 2 GAMESXBOX 360 & PS3 GAMES$5 EACHBUY A XBOX 360 OR PS3 SYSTEM From page 1 FREEtransportation for age 60+ & disabled. MOVIE IN THE PARKJustice League at 6 pmsponsored by Friendship Center Come sail away and enjoy the day with the C.O.A.Friday, March 16 12-6 pmat Heritage Park in Macclenny Live Music Bounce House Games Prizes Available for purchase: Walking Taco, drink & cookie $4 For information call 259-9315 Southern Custom Floors1458 South 6th St. | Macclenny653-TILEOpen Tues. & Thurs. 9-8 Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9-5 10% OFFMATERIALS & INSTALLATION Tile, Laminate, Wood & Stone Showroom Over 17 Years Experience Reasonable Rates Reliable & Accurate 20+ years experience ADonna Jacksons Income Tax Service759-0884 u 1040EZ $70* u 1040 $85* u 1040A $80* u State Taxes $50 u Small Business Taxes $190** u S-Corp Business Taxes $300-$500** u Insurance Form 1095-A $20 Call to schedule an appointment to drop-off! Located in Glen St. Mary*Each form an additional $5 (W2, 1099, etc) **additional fees may apply tered a patients room on September 7, 2017, to give him medication about 6 p.m. and then exited the room upset and saying the patient spit on him. At 6:15 p.m. the patient was found with a black eye and swollen face and later diagnosed with a broken right orbital fracture and fracture of the right nasal bone, states a notice of intent to dismiss Mr. Fraser from early December. The notice came after a three-month investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), which oversees the state hospital. Mr. Fraser, reported by a witness to be the only person to enter the injured patients room between 6-6:15 p.m., was barred from patient contact during the inquiry. He denied abusing the patient during a conference with hospital lawyers and that he injured the patient speculation and suggesting the patient injured himself. Still, Mr. Fraser resigned rather than face termination in early January. He was a registered nurse at the facility since February, 2016. The only apparent wit ness to the alleged abuse was the patient, who records tacker as a white male. The notice of intent to dismiss Mr. Fraser shows he was charged with miscon duct ... which, though not illegal or inappropriate for a state employee generally, is inappropriate for a person in the employees particular position. Mr. Fraser was never charged criminally in the case. DCF spokesman David Frady said his agency notithis case immediately after the adult protective investigation was complete. Rhoden said the case was closed following an investigation by Detective Tracie Benton that failed to find enough evidence to support a complaint against Mr. Fraser for the alleged abuse and that hes reluctant to forward weak cases to the state tion. Benton say evidence collection in the case was hindered by DCF waiting until months after the incident to report the allegations to law enforcement and the state The detective added that the victim would not communicate with her despite his ability to do so and hospital staff urging him to speak. Furthermore, she said, documents from DCF regarding its investigation did not show any attempt by the agency to have the patient positively identify Mr. Fraser as his attacker. She said witness statements and activity logs from the day of the alleged abuse that differed from some of the statements. most cases involving patients at the state hospital are eventually dropped be cause patients are not competent to stand trial or serve as reliable witnesses. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) which has been investigating the fatal shooting of Mr. Broadus by Mr. Fraser on February 3 has yet to complete its probe and re department or the state atden said. FDLE is investigating the shooting because Mr. Frasers father, Ryan Fraser, is a The state law enforcement agency served a search warrant at the Southern States Nursery property last week, though it declined to release the warrant citing the ongoing investigation. Office dive team searched a pond at the property the same day. From page 1Shooting: Alleged assaultsThreatens to kill and eat body Womens Center of Jax24HOUR RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273 PRESS CLASSIFIEDS$7.00for 20 wordsDeadline Monday at 5:00 THE BAKER COUNT Y PRESS


Page 4 T B C P ursday, March 15, 2018MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF The troubled past of the Baker Correctional Development Corporation and the financial challenges ahead appears to be hindering the county commissions effort to find a willing and capable candidate to fill a vacancy on the county jail owners board of directors. So far, there have been no takers for the opportunity to help direct the future of the nonprofit organizations main mission: refinancing a mountain of high-interest bond debt and establishing a consistently positive cash flow. County commissioners said at a board meeting March 6 that they had failed in their attempts to find someone to replace Chris Gazes, who abruptly resigned on February 8, leaving a fifth seat on the BCDC board empty. Mr. Gazes of Glen St. Mary, a former banking ex ecutive and owner of a Jacksonville-based real estate development company, left the board after serving less than 10 months of a two-year term as board treasurer. Fellow board member Mark Broughton, whose one-year term was scheduled to become a four-year term on May 2, offered to serve the remaining 14 months in Mrs. Gazes seat but said he would not be willing to continue beyond that time. In a brief letter of resignation Mr. Gazes simply said that recent board action has made me aware that I can no longer be a productive member. He has not provided any further details about his reasons for stepping down. Mr. Gazes was one of the county commissions five appointees to replace the old BCDC board, which was fired by the commission following years of political bickering over high county jail inmate costs and years of financial turmoil linked to high-interest bonded indebtedness and a run-in with the Internal Revenue Service. Now, it appears as though the vacated seat may have to remain empty for some time to come. So far I havent received any suggestions from any of the board members, County Manager Kennie Downing said when the issue arose on the agenda last week for further discussion. Commissioner James Bennett was the first board member to speak on the matter but he had little to re port. I had reached out to a couple of folks in the last few weeks and, uh, well, nobody jumped up and said, Please let me. Please let me, said Mr. Bennett. He said if none of the other commissioners had any viable candidates to offer, either, he would suggest that we continue to pursue look ing for the right person. At the end of the day we need more than just a warm body, he said. We need somebody that can make certain contributions to the goals and objectives of what were trying to accomplish there. He said the remaining four BCDC directors make up a good team and they are working hard to solve the organizations problems. The vacancy should be filled by someone who can be a contributing member of the board and not just because a name pops up. Unfortunately, tonight I dont have anybody at the moment thats willing to serve. Theyre either too busy or arent willing to jump into this particular challenge. Commissioner Cathy Rhoden said that she, too, had reached out to three very capable people and they all are into other things or too busy or whatever. I figure three strikes and youre out but Im not going to quit on them. Commissioner Jimmy Anderson said he, too, got little or no response from people he had approached about the BCDC vacancy. Ive actually asked four people, he said. Two of them turned me flat down and the other two would never call me back. So, I kind of got the hint I havent called them back. I think we need to keep pursuing it. I dont want to just put somebody on the board because we need somebody on the board. We need to put somebody on the board thats going to be an advantage to the board that we already have. We have a good board right now, Mr. Anderson said. We need to give them somebody that can work with them. I say we keep asking, begging and pleading until the right person comes along. Commissioner James Croft, who had nominated Mr. Gazes for the board seat last year and received his resignation in an email on February 8, had a similar experience as his fellow board members and agreed with the suggestion to keep searching for a replacement. I, too, have spoken with folks, he said, before con tinuing on in a more facetious tone: This board (BCDC) is so popular that people are just (slight chuckle) jumping up and down at the possibility. I know its a tough position. I think its one of those positions that just because theres an empty seat it doesnt mean we stick some one in it. I think the prudent and wise thing to do is to wait until we have the prospect that is what is needed that can bring something to the team. Until the vacancy is filled Mr. Croft said he didnt think the BCDC board would run into any situations where a tie vote could cause a problem because it is so unified and united about its mission. He said he couldnt recall the current board ever having a split vote on any thing. I dont think its going to create any kind of conflict by only having four members, he said. So, Im very much in tune with waiting until we see the right candidate come along. Commission Chairman Bobby Steele said his efforts to find a suitable candidate had also fallen flat. I havent had the luckiest draw yet, either, he said, adding that he was still waiting to hear back from one person he had contacted and expressed the same sentiment as the others that the search should continue for a fifth BCDC board member to help finish the road were trying to pave. At Commissioner Bennetts suggestion the issue will remain an action item on all future commission agendas in case any board member or the county manager has a potential candidate for consideration. My biggest focus, Mr. Bennett said, is that while the BCDC board has made progress theres a lot of work that needs to be done. Were clearly not out of the woods yet.BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION 20% OFF SELECT ECHO UNITS* rffnnntbrtbnrbr nrnnrnrnnntnrn nnrrrnn nnrnnMacclenny Mower & Saw304 W. Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 904-259-2248 rf Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional CarePrivate Spacious Indoor/Outdoor RunsComplete Bath, De-flea & Groom ......... $22-$27 Bath, De-flea & Nails Clip ............... $12-$17 Boarding (per actual day)..................... $5-$10 RENEES TAX SERVICECONFIDENTIAL HONEST PERSONALIZEDNeed help with those complicated deductions, credits & new tax laws?Individual Self-Employed Rentals Farm Pensions Itemized Deductions E-FilingRENEE STAIER, AFSP 275-2637Serving Baker County Since 1989 OPEN YEAR-ROUND Struggling to ll open BCDC board seatSaid to interfere with teen custody An Orange Park man is charged with interfering with custody by harboring a Baker County juvenile at a St. Augustine hotel for at least two days last week. taken into custody there on March 10 after the mother of the 17-yer-old boy traced his cellphone to the Hilton Bayfront, and St. Augustine police succeeded in locating both him and the youth, along with the suspects vehicle. The mother, 42, first partment on March 9 concerned that she had no contact with her son since they argued on March 7. She also gave Deputy Jeffrey Higginbotham the name of Mr. Lewis as the person she believed he was with. The deputy made initial contact with the boy, who adult and refused to return home. He also spoke with Mr. Lewis and warned him he could be charged third-degree felony. Mr. Lewis then hung up the phone, according to the deputy. The BCSO report did not indicate the nature of the relationship between the youth and suspect. St. Augustine police soon learned that Mr. Lewis had rented a room, and they only recently had checked out. They kept a watch on the suspects vecal detectives they were in custody. By that time, a warrant had been signed naming Mr. Lewis. The juvenile, said to be in good health, was brought back to Macclenny where he was released to his mother. Police took a Jacksonville woman into custody in the early hours of March 8 after she led a deputy on a high-speed chase north of Cuyler. Paige Gresham, 22, told Deputy Chad Montean she did so because she did not have a drivers license. She was booked engaged, having no license and possession of drug parapher nalia including three syringes, a marijuana pipe and a glass pipe with steel wool. Deputy Montean said he responded to complaints of a ve Jeep driven by the suspect southbound on CR 125 north in the Osceola National Forest. Ms. Gresham accelerated to 100-plus miles an hour continuing south to Noah Raulerson Road, where it headed to O.C. Horne Road and eventually stopped near Holland Road in soft sand. chasing her due to an altercation she had earlier in Baldwin. Four male passengers from Sanderson and Jacksonville were not charged. erson was charged with DUI after he was found passed out at the wheel of a 1998 Dodge pickup in the parking lot of Country Boys store in Glen St. Mary. Detective Jeremiah Combs summoned Trooper J.E. Farley of the highway patrol shortly after 1 a.m. on March 3, and Mr. Miller had the odor of alcohol and other signs of impairHis blood-alcohol level measured .104 at county jail. Jeremy Bunton, 29, of Bryceville was charged early on March 10 with reckless driving on U.S. 90 in Macclenny after truck with one headlight out. The deputy said Mr. Bunton twice signaled he was turning and struck the curb, nearly hitting several street signs. He was ticketed also for the equipment violation and failure to stay in a single lane.Caught with drug equipment aer a high-speed chase CHECK IT


ursday, March 15, 2018 T B C P Page 5JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comEd Barber, chairman of the now four-member board of directors of the Baker Cor rectional Development Cor poration, or BCDC, is con of the jail will be able to rebond debt with a low-interest direct loan from the federal government, perhaps by the end of summer. But thats only one part of a three-pronged approach to get BCDC and its major asset, the county jail, on solid It appears more cuts in spending are needed at the facility to both boost cash flow in the near term and plan for any large declines in the inmate population in the long term. Mr. Barber says even afdebt through a USDA loan which could cut the current interest rate of 8.5 percent by roughly half to save BCDC more than $1 million a year plan for the possibility that federal inmate numbers will drop and with them the ma jority of BCDCs revenue and its ability to repay the debt. Plus, the chairman says, BCDC needs to get current on past due bills, which may not happen until the refiHistorically the non payments to a number of vendors including the construction company that built the facility, the firm who supplied its telecommunications system, its medical services provider and the Bak er County Sheriffs Office, which manages the facility. Nearly a decade after startup, BCDC is still behind on payments to the latter two vendors. According to a presen tation by BCDC and sheriffs office finance manager Jeffery Cox during the boards meeting March 7, $422,278 as of the previous day, while the medical provider, Armor Correctional Health Services, was due $675,092. The outstanding amount payable to all vendors totaled some $1.2 million, he said. To ease a cash crisis last month, Armor agreed to accept a $30,000 per month reduction in payments from the nonprofit starting this month and continuing for When questioned by BCDC treasurer Mark Broughton about whether the reduction represented real savings, or whether the six-month total, $180,000, would be billed at a later date, Mr. Cox said he wasnt sure but would check with the company. I need to verify that, he said. Still, the most pressing need now is the USDA loan that could free up substantial cash to reduce those unpaid balances. Mr. Barber opened the meeting last week with an saying the pre-application for the loan is nearly com ing is what kind of commitment the Baker County Commission will make to support the loan. The commissions attor ney Rich Komando, who also works for BCDC, said county to discuss draft language of a commitment that could satisfy both the commissioners and the federal agency. Much of the paperwork for the full loan application to be sent from the state ington, D.C. is already complete, Mr. Barber said, save a feasibility study on loan repayment that needs to be updated with the latest information regarding BCDCs Mr. Barber said Congress has passed a budget and that associated appropriations bills could be approved next month. ville think we stand a pretty good chance, Mr. Barapproval letter from USDA could come in August or September, he said. Until then well be muddling on with everything basically like it is right now with the bonds like they are now, he said, alluding to the $45 million bond debt issued in 2008 to build and open the county jail. The interest on the debt has risen over time to 8.5 percent but will not go any higher, said Mr. Cox this week, citing comments from the bond trustee. More federal inmates needed fast Further hampering BCDCs cash flow in recent months has been the falling number of federal detain ees, what BCDC consulting accountant Michael Givens dubbed per diem prisoners because federal agencies are billed for each day each prisoner spends in detention. In contrast, county inmates are gardless of how many are inside the facility. The county pays $2.8 million per year divided into 12 equal payments that ar rive at the beginning of each month. Mr. Givens said the av erage number of per diem inmates went from 354 last December to 348 in January and then 337 last month, which he said was not encouraging. The three-month aver age from December to February was 346, which is 19 by Mr. Givens as the breakeven number needed to fund normal operations. He said BCDC has housed more than the break-even mark in just eight of the last 24 months. According to Mr. Givens projections, the decrease in federal inmates during that period means BCDC will have operating deficits of about $43,000 for March and some $101,000 in April. It may not be until May around. Thats when cash for March housing is anticipated to arrive. On a positive note the deputy U.S. Marshal for the northern district of the state of Florida and we had a small increase [this month], said Mr. Cox. Sheriff Rhoden added the increase in U.S. Marshal detainees was about 20 inmates this month. Theyve months and stood at 81 in ure stood at about 100. When we look at March we should see the turnaround, Mr. Cox told the board. Cash crisis could persist The decline in inmate counts for the first five months of the fiscal year, which began in October, was unsettling for Mr. Barber, the board chairman. So wheres the money coming from? he asked Mr. Cox. The money to pay the clarified. Theyre just not getting paid timely. Theres no extra money coming in. Mr. Barber pointed out not met revenue projections by 5 percent through January or some $250,000 short, ures. Total operating expenses, meanwhile, were 3 percent over budget, or some $102,000 more than allocated. So were losing money on sis, even if we pick up some prisoners and balance in March ..., commented Mr. Barber. Previously he questioned whether in 30 days BCDC would be in another cash crisis similar to the one faced at the beginning of February when there wasnt enough money to both make a bi-annual bond payment and cover operating expenses, namely payroll, which has led to the large sum now That pattern may contin ue into April. Things are going to be really tight within 30 days ..., said Mr. Cox, particularly if federal agencies return to their typical 30-day turnaround time between when theyre billed for housing and when payments arrive. It puts us in a tough situathey do that ... Mr. Cox said a few times a year the payments arrive sooner, which occurred in late February for payments for January housing. He said Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Marshals Service paid faster than normal within 10 to 15 days of being invoiced but he couldnt explain why. The Bureau of Prisons owed about $8000 for Jan uary housing as of the meeting date. The three federal agencies account for all federal inmates held at the county jail. Based on the past, theyll get back on their cycle. So on March 10th or 12th, when we send our invoices for February housing, we probably wont get those [payments] until April 10th to 12th. So it will put a strain on us to get through that time, said Mr. Cox. Board member Mark Broughton suggested tapping a bond reserve fund with some $2.4 million to ease the cash crunch, but Mr. Cox said he doesnt expect bondholders, who con trol the bond reserve, to allow that. Should the federal loan come through, BCDC will gain control over the reserve fund, added Mr. Barber. Another suggestion from Mr. Broughton to make partial bond payments was met by resistance, too. Mr. Komando said it could lead to a default declaration and put the facility in receivership as well as put the USDA loan at risk. Id be concerned ..., said Mr. Givens about shorting bond payments. Weve program and we shouldnt jeopardize that. A conference call with bondholders is scheduled for March 28 and the board appointed BCDC member Jack Baker Jr. to broach the topic of using a portion of the reserve now. Thats the only big thing we can tap, said Mr. Barber. The board also agreed to begin budget talks for about an hour at the start of its next meeting in April. 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Page 6 T B C P ursday, March 15, 2018JON SHUMAKEA Glen St. Mary man who was already in county jail for stealing livestock from his mother was additionally charged with felony theft after illegally obtaining more than $900 worth of electrical power at his mothers residence. Victim Lou Davis, 72, told police on February 28 that the electricity at her Mallie Davis Road residence had been illegally diverted since she had been staying at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab, reported Detective David Mancini, who met with the victim that day in reference to the theft of the livestock. She said Clay Electric sent her correspondence saying she owed $918.98. She said she believed William (Clay) Davis, 47, was responsible due to the theft occurring while she was temporarily away from the home. She also gave the deputy emails from Clay Electric, which included photographs by a meter reader who wanted to show the company how the electricity had been diverted by connecting two components within the box. The emails also stated the power to the residence was disconnected on January 31, but was found to be turned on illegally on February 7 and 21, Deputy Mancini noted. The deputy spoke with Mr. Davis girlfriend Selena Roberts, 45, of Macclenny by phone on March 5. She said she and Mr. Davis had been staying at the property de spite being trespassed from it, and that the suspect had turned on the power illegally after it had been disconnected. She said she didnt know how he managed to activate the electricity, but said he told her I took care of it. Deputy Mancini reviewed a phone call between Ms. Roberts and Mr. Davis, who was incarcerated at BCDC following his arrest for grand theft on March 2, about the deputys investigation into the stolen utilities. Mr. Davis said he only done it one time and the man dont even know I done it during the In an interview with police on March 7, Mr. Davis admitted to diverting the power on one occasion, and said he knew who illegally turned it on the second time but refused to name the other person. Mr. Davis said he used two pieces of metal to connect certain points inside the meter box. In a misdemeanor shoplifting incident, a Macclen ny man was jailed for petty theft the evening of March 7 after he was caught wearing $36.83 worth of clothing and electronics taken from Walmart. Demetrius Burnett, 19, was taken into custody after he admitted to wearing a shirt, socks, shorts and ear buds belonging to the store on SR 228 after Deputy Justin Yingling located him on Barber Road. The officer initially reported to the store after learning of a man who just left the area after selecting a backpack from the shelf and placing items into it. He left the backpack near the restroom area and left the store, according to store se curity. Mr. Burnett admitted he was at Walmart but said he didnt steal anything since he left it all at the store, according to Deputy Yingling. The suspect confessed to wear ing clothes from Walmart after Deputy Yingling contacted Sgt. Ben Anderson, who said he reviewed the surveillance footage and the shorts Mr. Burnett was wearing be longed to the store. The backpack was located with several more clothing items and personal paperwork with the suspects name found inside. A criminal complaint filed by Detective Charles Ross on March 6 alleged that Timothy Hance, 32, of Macclenny used an unauthorized credit card to pay for two nights at the local Travelodge last month. Mr. Hance stayed there February 26 and 27, three T.B. Landmark Construction in Jacksonville. 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Dalton Perry, 20, of Glen St. Mary was arrested late on March 10 for having 18 small baggies of marijuana with a total weight of 29 grams in the 2010 Ford pickup he was driving when ough Road. he clocked the vehicle at 61 mph in a 45 zone about 11 p.m. He also noted that Mr. Perry and passenger Kaden Miller, 18, of Macclenny had beer in the truck, but did not indicate they were charged with underage possession. Less than an hour earlier, Sgt. Patrick McGauley arrested Dustin Park er, 30, and Jessica Maryea, 26, both of Jacksonville for having multiple used syringes and capsules with cocaine. He stopped their 1997 Toyota for of Glen. of March 7 resulted in the arrest of Donald Holland, 18, of Macclenny for having meth and a cut straw in a 2005 Chevrolet pulled over as a suspicious vehicle. the car in the parking lot of NAPA Auto Parts about 4 a.m., and watched as it parently walked toward the closed business. The car was driven by Marian Bak er, 22, of Macclenny, who the deputy saw switch places with Mr. Holland be cause he didnt have a license. He was charged with resisting police. Deputy Jeffrey Davis arrested James Tooley, 38, of Jacksonville Beach just before 2 a.m. on March 7 after he was found sleeping in his 1997 Dodge SR 228. Mr. Tooley, a convicted felon, was found with a box of ammunition, THC wax and 11 syringes including one with meth residue. He was also wanted for ty. Deputy Davis noted the presence of numerous tools in the van that could be used in burglaries. Sgt. McGauley arrested Jeremy Miller, 45, of Ormond Beach late the evening of March 6 for having a glass vial containing meth inside the 2005 Hyundai he was driving on Mud Lake Road with a non-assigned license tag. He also had a suspended West Virginia license. The same day, Deputy Higginbotham charged Kevin Wilson, 43, of White Springs with having meth in a cigarette 2008 Ford stopped on CR 127 with its hatch open and bags of tools strewn on the ground. The deputy learned Mr. Wilson and charged him with possession of 50 rounds of ammunition the suspect claimed were in the vehicle when he The Ford was registered to a Jacksonville resident. Betros arrested Brandon Geiger, 22, of Sanderson the late morning of March 5 after he drove up to a residence on Clet Harvey Road. He appeared to be high on a substance, and was found to have two baggies of meth, a weighing scale and cut straw in the 2010 Volkswagen. He will be charged also with violating probation and driving without a license. Mr. Geiger admitted he would be unlikely to pass a drug test because he smoked marijuana while a recent county jail inmate. Sherri Mann, 38, of Macclenny and Grady Ellis, 71, were arrested March 6 at the same Sanderson address on Charlies Place on warrants for past drug sales. Detective Thomas Dyal said Ms. Mann sold meth to an informant in Macclenny in late November, and Mr. Ellis sold the synthetic drug Hydromorphone in February 12.Plethora of felony drug arrestsInmate charged for electricity theThe following case dispositions were ordered by Judge Joey Williams during regular county court session on March 7: Crystal Baker, petty theft (two counts); 26 days in jail, 12-month probation. John Bryan, driving on a suspended license (DWLS); failed to appear, warrant issued. Demetrius Burnett, loitering, giving false name to law enforcement; 16 days in jail. Christian Capers III, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia; sixmonth probation, attend group addiction meetings, Give Back to Baker (GBB) community service. Blade Cook, marijuana possession; failed to appear, warrant issued. 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ursday, March 15, 2018 T B C P Page 7 AUTO HOME LIFE BUSINESS1161 S. 6TH STREET ~ r f r fnft brf f frr brt br f fbf b ft nfrfr Photos by Joel AddingtonLocal is eliminated from regional bee after four roundsBCMS sixth-grader Dakota Conaway-Ellis (above) made it to the fourth round of the regional spelling bee in Jacksonville last week by correctly spelling dejected, Newton and biopsy be fore missing on aria, the Italian and Latin word for an elaborate melody sung solo, which he spelled a-r-e-a. At that point there were 16 of the original 24 competitors left in the 73rd annual First Coast Spelling Bee held at the Florida Theatre the evening of March 9 and sponsored by the Jax Sports Council and sev eral Jacksonville-based businesses. It was moderated by WJXT/ News4Jax anchor Melanie Lawson-Minor. The bee featured 500 words, 300 provided to the spellers before the competition, plus another 200 surprise words, said Alan Verlander (left), CEO of Jax Sports Council, who oered the welcome that eve ning. Mr. Ellis mother, Debora Ellis-Bailey, said her son was condent heading into the contest. He was like, I got this, she said during a break in the bee, which was aired live for the rst time on WJXT. Duval County eighth-grader, Saachi Sharma won the bee by correctly spelling methodically and will represent the area at the national bee in late May. Although breast feeding may not appear the right choice for every parent, it is the best choice for every baby.Reduce your chance for breast and ovarian cancer Reduce my chance for ear infections Boost my immune system Lower my chance for respiratory infections, asthma and allergies Lower my chance for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Contact Healthy Start for more information and breast feeding support! 904-653-5274 24 HOUR ACCESSTreadmills Climbers Bikes Rowers Precor selectorized machines EFX machines Free weights Zumba Toning Spin Supplements Personal training788 S. 6th St. | Macclenny | 904-397-0370 | Sta ed: M-F 8-8, Sat. 9-1 One Month FREEif you sign a one year agreement in March Garden fest set for April 7thThe tenth annual Spring Garden Festival will be held again this year at the Ag Center in west Macclen ny on Saturday, April 7. It runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The event features a plant sale, gardening exhibits, local vendors and Florida-friendly landscap ing advice. It is sponsored by the extension office and local master gardeners. U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, a Democrat representing District 5 and Baker County, will host a forum for area farmers, agriculture industry representatives and the general public on Saturday, March 24 from 2-4 p.m. at Tallahassee Community College Center for Workforce Development (Grant Banquet Hall), 444 Appleyard Drive. The House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson (MN-07) will also be in attendance to discuss the Farm Bill, a critical piece of legislation framed to ensure farmers and ranchers have the tools they need to remain productive. This is the second farmers round table hosted by Rep. Lawson, who serves on the House Agriculture Committee. Last year, he met with more than 60 growers, extension agents and academics in Monticello, Fla. to discuss proposed changes to the rural development program within the United States Department of Agriculture. This event is free and open to the public. To register, visit: Lawson farm forum is March 24 CHECK IT 24-hour RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273


Page 8 T B C P ursday, March 15, 2018 Scotty Rhoden is a praying man because I can think have been more beset on all sides by the inequities of the evil men, to quote the faux Bible verse from the cult classic Pulp Fiction, than den. Perhaps the President, but I wont go there this week. the events of last 14 months or so as they relate to the hard to believe how much misfortune has befallen the seasoned lawman since the night he celebrated his victory over long-time under Gerald Gonzalez, who had Lets start at the beginning, shall we? an agency in chaos. Bitter feelings remained within the agency after the race, which got pretty nasty and saw the creation of fake social media accounts to leak damaging information about the former regime, not to mention leaks to this newspaper. Not only did he have a morale problem on his much more serious issues from day one. He and his management poor inventory records, making it difout what the agency had and who was responsible for what. There were missing guns 11 to be exact that includthe federal government. There were military-style vehicles and equipment stashed in the woods to rust away. There were agency vehicles being used for personal business. There were of private citizens being used as get out of jail free cards. Im sure theres more to inherited, but you get the picture. Beyond the internal chalfaced in the last year or so, hes also had plenty to deal with on the outside, too. About six months into his case in eight years when a young man was killed in Margaretta. Next came a murder-suicide in Cuyler last August that took the lives of a couple married for 40 years. Fast forward to early February when another young black man was shot and killed at Southern States Nursery and you have to wonder whether the stars But wait, theres more. herited the massive collective headache for many some not elected, in BCDC, county jail, and its crushing While it appears BCDC is nearing some light at the end of that tunnel with a rethis year to free up operating capital for the jail, thats only one of the challenges that lay ahead. As BCDC board chair and president Ed Barber has pointed out, more spending cuts could be coming for the jail in the coming months plete, and hopefully end the long-time arrangement that by extension the county and jails payroll at zero interest until such time as BCDC coffers are full enough to pay some or all of it back. Without additional spending cuts, the only other option appears to be securing more federal detainees to bring in more revenue for jail operations. Getting federal agencies to do anything theyre not already doing is a pretty heavy lift all by itself. in one of the largest states in the country seems like a daunting task, to say the least. Nonetheless, its now dens shoulders. The silver lining, if there is one, is that theres only one way to go from here up. SOCIAL FEEDSBAKERHere are some random jottings that have been wandering around my brain looking for a way out. If women really wanted to catch a man, they wouldnt bother investing in expensive perfumes. They would just dab bacon grease behind their ears. Men would follow them around all day long. The government has never ever come for my guns, but every year of my sleep. Not a fan of daylight savings time. Which is the most narcissistic, taking dozphone, or taking school pictures and then handing them out to people you think want one? President Trump is supposed to meet with President Kim of North Korea at some point to discuss North Korea stopping nuclear testing. I have a suggestion for what takes place at this meeting. Both men strip down to their If President Trump wins, the Koreans give up their nuclear weapons. If Kim Jong Un wins then he gets Trumps barber, Steve Bannon and Don Jr. If he wins within two minutes he also gets Stormy Daniels. The more I listen to the news from the White House, the more Im convinced that were living through an ep isode of Jerry Springer. If Oprah does run for president can we please have Jerry Seinfeld as vice president. Whats the big deal with illegal immigration? If we had a Native American president, wed all be deported. Every year I wonder why it is that I dont watch a single college basketball game all season long and am sudden ly addicted to the NCAA Tournament. When they call it March Madness, they might actually be right. I go a little cranever even heard of (UMBC which I sity of Maryland Baltimore City, and TXSO Texas Southern) and arrange my view schedule to catch Long Island versus Radford. I dont want to miss any of it in case 16th seed 1 seed Virginia. Could happen. If Space X founder Elon Musk is actually planning to launch rockets to Mars by 2019, do you think hed let me submit a list of people I think should be on it? Since the Black Panther movie has surpassed $1 billion in worldwide sales, dont you think the Black Panther Party from the 1960s is a bit Marvel stole our name. We need a cut. Actually, before I get disgruntled comic book types sending me nasty Facebook posts yeah, I know that forget it. Xi Jinping, the president of China, has declared himself President for Life. What a terrible idea. I wouldnt want to be president for a week, let alone life. There are too many responsibilities and not enough perks. Sure, Donald Trump gets to eat cheeseburg ers in bed. I can do that too. Well if I wait until Kelleys asleep. And eat really quietly. Besides, cheeseburgers in bed arent worth having to decide to bomb somebody. Keep the job. I dont want it. Is it just me, or does anyone else class ticket back to Slovenia in her purse? One more Playboy model. Just one more, and Im out of here. Not to mention those crumbs on my side of the bed. What happens to all those candied apples after the county fair leaves? Do you think that they come back next year? ally work? I wonder what my house plants actually think of my house? Man, that dude really needs to pick up his dirty underwear. That picture on the wall is crooked and is driving me crazy. How can he not see that? What an idiot. I should have stayed at the store. Do turtles think slowly? When I miss feeding my turtle for a day or so does he think its been two years? Or two minutes? Hes feeding me again? Im not even hungry? Im gonna get too fat for my shell. Do little dogs think fast? When I leave the house to go to the store and come back and the dog goes crazy is it because he thinks Ive been gone for two weeks. Hes back. Hes baaacck ? I thought youd moved away. Im sooo happy. My Side of the MatterRobert GerardCorrectionsThe image on page one of last weeks edition contained the incorrect photo for Antonio Lee, sentenced to 40 years for second degree murder. It was that of his brother Leonard Lee, sentenced a week earlier in the same case. A page four article on the trial and sentencing of Joshua Haygood stated erroneously he had turned 18 before his trial on March 1. He was still 17 and charged as a juvenile, not an adult.Letting random thoughts escapeDaunting rst year for Sheri Rhoden On Point In PrintJoel Addington Fabulous Footwork dancers


ursday, March 15, 2018 T B C P Page 9The four leads in this weeks production of Music Man spoke with The Press on March 8 about their hopes for the musical, catching the acting bug and how theyve approached their respective roles portraying the reluctant romance between Harold Hill (played by Jackson Helms, 16, and Lucas Kish, 18, both of Macclenny) and Marian Paroo (played by Loriann Bliss, 17, of Macclenny and Blayne Fraser, 17, of Glen St. Mary) in a small town much like Baker County. What follows is a partial transcript of the interview. Visit www.bakercounty to listen to full unedited 20-minute talk. Press: How long have you been doing theatre and what kept you coming back for more? Loriann Bliss : Ive been in theatre now for six years ... The reason I do it is I love making people happy and I love making them laugh. I think in the entertainment industry there are a lot of negative and if I were to ever make it bigger beyond the walls of Baker County High School I would want to be one of the people happy. Blayne Fraser: I started because when I was little I was really shy. I loved to sing so my grandma put me in these shows to bring me out of my shell. And I think it really brings the best out of you in what you do ... You overcome your fears of being on stage ... Like public speaking I could never talk in front of anyone before. But now I get on stage and I can talk in front of hundreds of people. Jackson Helms : Ive been doing theatre three years, going on four. I started doing it because my family, my mom especially, she loves theatre, and my whole life Ive listened to Broadway shows. When I was 3 or 4 I was belting Phantom of Opera at my house. I always really loved it growing up and my cousin Sydney Raulerson was in drama for convinced me to go and audition. And I did and I got a song. It meant so much to me ... Lucas Kish : I saw an ad in the paper in third grade that Bobby G (Bob Gerard) put into The Press and I auditioned and here we are now, nine-ish years later ... I was not good at sports. My dad and brother are good at sports naturally and I was not ... So I did gymnastics and all these expand-yourworld sort of things and I ended up here on stage. I like being on stage and I like being silly. Just being silly, its as simple as that ... Press: What drew you to the role? LB: Marian Paroo is a mid-20s woman living in this small town in Iowa. She teaches piano and shes also the local librar ian. She doesnt have the best reputation among the small town of a bunch of gossiping women, so when Harold Hill, who is this con man who claims to know so much about music ... shes the only one who sees right through him. Everyone else kind of falls under his spell. Shes an interesting character because she changes so much by the end of the production. She has against her own will and his, fallen in love with [Hill]. She realizes theres so much more to him than just this con man. BF : Coming into the show this was not the role I was hoping for ... Im very glad I got the role. Its very fun. Obviously you want the lead role but there were other characters who were just as great. I like Marian because she knows who she is and doesnt care what other people think about her. JH: Harold is a really cool character because hes this traveling sales man ... which I dont think even exist anymore. But hes a smooth-talking really charming guy whos just getting this whole entire town on his side ... I thought Id enjoy playing that charmful character, singing these big songs like Ya Got Trouble ... Press: Do you see any of yourself in the character? JH: Id like to see some of him ... I dont want to be a con man or anything like that, but Id like to be as charming as him. LK : I like the character because theres an incredible depth to him that you dont realize until you have to learn the lines and the mannerisms and all that. As you watch the movie, seeing Robert Preston doing it, youre like it seems like I can do it. Then you get on stage and you cant do it. But thats why I like the part. One its the lead or whatever, but to be able to try to create a character, out I dont think ... But the acter is for me the best part of being an actor. Its not being on stage getting all the attention, its making your mindset into a whole Press: How are you preparing beyond studying the lines? LB: Like Lucas, I love a new character ... You can watch the movie or as many renditions of the produc tion as you want, but its how much of yourself you want to put into this character and how much you want to take out ... The way I prepare is I just think about what Marian Paroo would do in this sort of situation, taking what you know and applying it to her deci sion-making process, her mannerisms and such. BF : You have to have a wonderful understanding of who the character is and how you want to portray it. I guess I try to read the script and get how theyre feeling. LK : I would like to say we put in a lot of work outside of rehearsal but Mr. Gerard would say probably not. Especially for the main characters, its important but the majority of learning comes from doing it on stage with your stage partners and the rest of the cast, seeing what works or doesnt work. BF : You play like you practice. JH: I think most of us have our lines down but yet. LK : Well get there. JH: Well have it. But I think to me right now these last couple days when we have these big run throughs ... this is when you get the actual depth of the character. You have the lines. You know what youre going to say, but its about how you say it and what you mean when you say it ... I think in this last week, this is game time. Press: What are you hopes for the show? LB: I think this show is something a lot of people in relate to. Its about a small town and how everyone thing. I think everyone can really relate to that. Serving Baker County for over 39 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. Fish, Jr. J.D.Hours: Monday Friday 9 am 5 pmClosed 12-1 for lunch259-6606The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. ALL OF LAST YEARS INVENTORY MUST GO!!!!1 DAY ONLY | March 17 | 9:30am close DOOR PRIZES-Cub Cadet Push MowerFREEHat or T-Shirtwith Test Drive MACCLENNY CYCLE & MARINE185 S. 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Both the honorees have retired from the Baker County system, Ms. Brown after 30 years as a teacher, dean of students, vice-principal and principal. She continues on as a trainer for substitute and beginning teachers. Mrs. Williams spent 35 years in the district as a kindergarten teacher and principal of both elementary schools. Following retirement, she taught adult ed. This will be the eighth annual scholarship dinner. Gail Brown LuAnne WilliamsScholarship dinner to be held Tuesday, March 27 A drunk driver ruined something precious. Amber Apodaca. FRIENDS DONT LET FRIENDS DRIVE DRUNK.


Page 10 T B C P ursday, March 15, 2018 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in 259-4529 New Hope Church, Inc.23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Services 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all Associate Pastor: Shane Conner Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 N., Sanderson, FLSunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 amSunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pmPastor: Oral E. Lyons 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 DINKINS NEW CONGREGATIONAL METHODIST CHURCHCR 127 N. of Sanderson Sunday School 10:00 amSunday Morning Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wed. Night Service 7:00 pm Pastor Bro. Timothy Alford CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP INDEPENDENT PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Located at:251 West Ohio Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 Sunday:10:00 Sunday School/Bible Study 11:00 Morning Worship 6:00 Evening WorshipWednesday:6:00 Family Meal 7:00 Adult Service 7:00 Youth ServicesService Times...We would love to connect with you!For more information on what we do, how to contact us, or how to find our church, visit our website at: Connect Serve The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Kayse FianoPhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: . . . . . . 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service . . 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service . . 6:00 pm Wednesday Night . . . . . 7:30 pm Skillet Broughman of SandersonArnold Skillet McKinley Broughman III, 54, of Sanderson died on March 6, 2018 at his residence with his loving family by his side. Skillet was born in Jacksonville on March 26, 1963 to Arnold McKinley Broughman Jr. and Rita Charlene Pinkston (Ed) Butner. He was a resident of Baker County for the past 13 years after relocating from Jacksonville. He enjoyed his career as a construction foreman and partner with Sharon Dugger at years. When he wasnt working, Skillet was spending his time outside. He ing motorcycles. He also enjoyed playing music as he was a talented musician along with attending Woodland Acres Community Church where he was a longtime member. Besides his loving parents, Mr. Broughman is survived by children Robert Wayne Broughman and Tara Ann Broughman of Orlando; brother Donald (Talena) Wayne Broughman of Glen St. Mary, half-brother William Allen Broughman and sister Ingra Renee Broughman Ross, both of Jacksovnille. A celebration of Skillets Life will be held Friday, March 16 at 1 p.m. at Taylor Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 11 a.m.-noon at Ferreira Funeral Services in Macclenny.Memorial at Ag Center for Linda CollettLinda Diane Collett, 64, of Macclenny died on March 8, 2018. She was born on April 16, 1953 in Jacksonville. Mrs. Collett is survived by her husband James Collett; son Dayno MacSwain and daughter Marlayna MacSwain; seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m. at the Ag Center in Macclenny.Minnie Crews, 89, dies March 11thMinnie Prevatt Crews, 89, of Glen St. Mary died Sunday, March 11, 2018 at W. Frank Wells Nursing Home in Macclenny following a long illness. Mrs. Crews was born in Glen St. Mary and resided there her entire life. She was a homemaker and attended the Dinkins New Congregational Method ist Church in Sanderson. She enjoyed singing, listening to gospel music and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Crews and parents James Paul and Lovie Starling Prevatt. Mrs. Crews is survived by her children Carolyn (Larry) Crews, Dwight (Nancy) Crews and Jimmy Crews, all of Glen St. Mary; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Crews will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 at the First Baptist Church in Macclenny. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.Graveside service for Ella DorityElla Louise Crews Dority, 86, of St. George, GA died Monday, March 5 in Jacksonville. She was born January 20, 1932 in St. George to the late Dave Anderson Crews and Emmie Crews. She loved bluegrass music and cooking for family. She retired from Northeast Florida State Hospital in Macclenny after 25 years of service. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Brenda Ann Dority and nine siblings. Mrs. Dority is survived by her children Tony (Joan) Dority, Kathy (Keith) Canaday, Debbie (David) Waters and Linda (Eric) Byrd; brother David (Cindy) Crews; grandchildren Brenda Lloyd, Anthony Dority, John (Andrea) Canaday, Becky Lynn (Matthew) Conner, Colleen (Robert) Haddock, Jamie (Cori) Waters, Daniel (Erin) Waters, David (Cassandra) Byrd and Darryl Byrd; 23 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. A graveside funeral service for Mrs. Dority was held on March 10 at 10 a.m. at Boones Creek Cemetery with Rev. Home of Folkston, GA was in charge of arrangements.Service Friday for Mrs. HeimbachLeslie G. Heimbach, 47, of St. George, GA died on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Born in Ohio to the late Bus and Cherry Green, she was a lifelong resident of St. George. Mrs. Heimbach was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was an avid fan of the Florida Gators and the Ohio State Buckeyes. An avid Disney fan, she collected Mickey Mouse memorabilia. She also collect ed Coca-Cola memorabilia and shot glasses. Mrs. Heimbach enjoyed classic country music and Elvis Presley. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Darrell Heimbach; sons Darrell (Naidee) Heimbach Jr. of St. George, Charles Heimbach of Macclenny, John Thompson (Elizabeth Cannon) of St. George and James (Jamie) Heimbach of Jacksonville; daughters Sabrina (Jeremy) Crews of Folkston, Elizabeth (Dwayne) Miller of Acworth, GA, and Mary (Jeremy) McDowell of Brunswick, GA; brother Bobby (Robin) Miley of Ohio; sisters Kerry Jones (Cody Haynes) and Carol Kosick, all of Kingsland, Billie Jo (Merritt) Whitley of Waynesville, GA, and Jodie (Joe) Shivar of Riverview, Florida; 20 grandchildren; friend of 20 years Mike Privette of St. George. She was preceded in death by her parents and infant siblings Laura and Kevin. A celebration of Mrs. Heimbachs life was held 2 p.m. on Friday, March 9 in the chapel of Forbes Funeral Home in Macclenny.Colby Hodges, 19, dies on March 11Colby Chase Hodges, 19, of Macclenny died peacefully in his home on March 11, 2018 with his family by his side. He was born June 19, 1998 in Jacksonville to James Richard Hodges II and Adrienne Michelle Lord. Colby was a life long resident of Baker County and a member of Taylor Church. He also attended Christian Fellowship Temple and Glen Baptist Church. He graduated Baker County High School in 2016. Colbys passion was baseball he watched it, played and coached the Baker Outlaws and taught pitch ing lessons. He was well known and respected as a mentor for the youth of Baker County. He also enjoyed music, playing his guitar and hanging out with friends. Colby is survived by his parents Rick (Jenny) Hodges of Glen St. Mary and Michelle (Brian Perry) Hodges of Macclenny; maternal grandparents Earl (Valerie) Lord Sr. of Glen St. Mary and Sherry (Damon) Agostino of Baldwin; paternal grandparents Richard and Deborah Hodges of Glen St. Mary; sisters Shelby Lynne (Nathan) Rollins, Abby Leigh Hodges and Ada James Hodges; step-brothers Hampton Reed, Corbin Perry and Cameryn Perry; niece Sayler Grace Rollins and girlfriend Nadleigh Norman. A celebration of Colbys life will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at 4 p.m. at Taylor Church with pastors Elmer at Taylor Cemetery. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.Emma Mizell, 77, of St. GeorgeEmma Louise Mizell, 77, of St. George, Georgia died on Friday, March 9, 2018 at St. Vincents Medical Center in Jacksonville with her loving family by her side. Emma was born in Jack sonville on August 31, 1940 to the late Marvin Gilbert Austin and Daisy Hicks Austin. She was raised in Jackson ville and graduated from Paxon High School in 1958. Shortly after graduation, on August 29, 1958, she married the love of her life, Thomas Raymond Mizell. Emma loved her family and enjoyed being a wife, mother and grandmother. She loved being a homemakFellowship where she was a longtime member. Mostly, Emma was a God-fearing woman who loved her Lord and Savior. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Other than her loving husband of 59 years, Mrs. Mizell is survived by children Judy (George) Denton, Thomas (Bridget) Mizell Jr. and Bo (Pepper) Mizell, all of St. George; sisters Mary Ellen Barber (Jim) Weise of Jacksonville, grandchildren Shannon (Brad) Martens, Robyn (Kyle) Chase Combs, Shayne Mizell, Stacy Rhoden, Jennifer Rhoden, Heather Croker, and Sabrina (David) Prater; 10 great grandchildren. A celebration of Emmas life was held on Tuesday, March 13 at 10 a.m. at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services Interment followed at St. George Cemetery. Eddie Oden, 84, of Lake ButlerJames Edward (Eddie) Oden, 84, of Lake Butler died peacefully at home on March 8, 2018 with Marie, his wife of 63 years, and family by his side. Eddie was born in Jacksonville to James G. (Buck) and Lorraine Oden. He graduated from Landon High School and served in the Army 2nd Armored Division as part of the occupation forces in Germany during the Korean War. After return to Jacksonville he worked as an electrician with IBEW #177 and retired from Paxson Electric after 42 years. He loved the Lord and enjoyed helping establish churches. He was a charter member of Englewood Christian, Mandarin Christian and Swiss Cove Christian churches. In 1985 Eddie and Marie moved to Lake Butler and began raising cattle and harvesting hay. While a member of First Christian Church of Lake Butler they helped establish First Christian Church of Macclenny. Eddie was a member of Clayno Hunt Club, Bradford-Union Cattlemans Association and American Legion Post 153. Other than his wife, Mr. Oden is survived by sons Buck (Charlotte) and Chuck (Vicki); sister Carmen and brother Wayne; grandchildren Haley Thomas, Kendall Oden, Ste The funeral for Mr. Oden was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 12 at First Christian Church of Lake Butler and interment was at Ben Sapp Cemetery. The family suggests donations in his memory to Haven Hospice of Lake City. Arnold Broughman III Minnie Crews Ella Dority Leslie Heimbach James Oden Colby Hodges Emma MizellTo host revivalThe Crossroads to Victory Church will host a revival March 25-28 featuring J.C. Lauramore as the speaker. Time on Sunday is 6 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday the service begins at 7 p.m. Call 386-6977501 for more SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE!!!Get it delivered to your mailbox or subscribe onlineCall today for info259-2400T B C P


ursday, March 15, 2018 T B C P Page 11JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe Baker County Garden Club hosted botanist Marc S. Frank from the University of Florida Herbarium, a museum with roughly halfa-million dried and pressed plants, on March 8 for a pre sentation on invasive, exotic and noxious plants in North Florida. The herbarium represents the oldest, the largest and most comprehensive collection of plant specimens in the state and one of the largest in the southeast, Mr. Frank told the group of about 20 or so club members gathered at the Mathis House at the Glen Nursery property that morning. The collection includes about 280,000 vascular plants, 160,000 mosses and liverworts, 56,500 fungi, 15,300 wood samples and a library of more than 16,000 books, journals, maps, illustrations and other educational materials. Its growing at about 2500 specimens per year. We have specimens from every continent except Antarctica, but we definitely have a focus to our growth and thats all the areas sur rounding the Caribbean basin ... Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and the northern part of South America, said Mr. Frank. The collection is used for research, both by the university and researchers from around the globe, public education and exhibitions as part of the Florida Museum of Natural History. Im basically a reference librarian on plants for all the IFAS (UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Science) extension people throughout the state of Florida, he said. A lot of his job entails helping extension agents identify plants for the gen eral public and their origins and characteristics. ... If its a weed, how do I control it? Is it invasive? My friend told me I could eat it, is it eatable? Is it poisonous? he said, referencing some common questions he answers. So Im basically a resource person providing information on plants. He says Florida is home to many invasive plants, ex otic or non-native plants and those regulated or outlawed by law, also known as noxious weeds or plants. There are a number of associated lists available, too, via IFAS, the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council, or FLEPPC, and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which maintains a list of noxious plants. Its very confusing, said the botanist. He covered some of the most common invasive plants in North Florida as well as what makes a plant a weed, invasive or noxious. Weed is a subjective term. Its like that old saying, one mans trash is another mans treasure, Mr. Frank said. Essentially, a weed is any plant that grows where someone doesnt want it. Determining whether a plant is native or exotic is less clear-cut because tracing a plants heritage can get complicated. For botanists, Mr. Frank said, plants native to Florida are those that were present in the state when European settlers arrived between the 1400s-1600s. We dont always know what was here at the time of European contact so we have to rely on the writings and herbarium specimens that were pressed by the very first people who were ex ploring for plants, he said, citing William Bartram as an example. So there are certain things we dont have good records for and botanists cant always agree if theyre native or not, said Mr. Frank. We dont even know what those crazy Siberians may have brought across the land bridge, added the clubs Kyle Brown, who helped add to the UF her barium collection after the meeting. There are also cases in which plants were transplanted from the Caribbean by natural processes winds and birds for instance which some botanists consider native but others do not. Native versus exotic is a little tricky, said Mr. Frank. ... Its not always clear-cut. Then there are plants that may be native to certain parts of Florida but not other, also known by its scientific name echinacea. Mr. Frank said its only native to Gadsen County in Florida. Nativity is a matter of scale, he said. ... If youre someone who is really concerned about having native plants in your yard you need to pay more attention to that scale and actually get things that are truly native to this region and not necessarily things native to Central Florida ... He recommends checking an online resource for state plants known as the Atlas of Florida Plants maintained by the University of South Florida. Its a list of all plants that occur in Florida, not cultivat ed plants, but native plants or things that have escaped in the wild, said Mr. Frank. Invasive plants, on the other hand, are those that displace native plants or alter the ecology of an area, similar to invasive animals species like reticulated pythons in the Everglades and Cuban tree frogs now found throughout Florida that have displaced native tree frogs. New to the state is the invasive brown marmorated stinkbug thats making its way into Florida from states to the north. The stinkbug is largely a threat to crops but can still be a nuisance when they in vade homes. The stinkbug eats basically everything we grow in the continental United States, he said. Noxious plants or weeds are those prohibited or regulated by law either at the national, state or county level. Examples growing in North Florida include air potato, Brazilian pepper, cogongrass and tropical soda apple. They are plants that have the potential to cause economic damage in the state. Its about money and economic impacts, said Mr. Frank. 259-2525 7163 E. Mt. 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SR 121, Macclenny ~ 259-6015 ~ In loving memory ofElouise Ford11/24/1940-3/14/2016Two birthdays, two Thanksgiving dinners and two Christmas get togethers have come and gone since you left this earth. The food hasnt been the same, nor have the days felt the same peace in talking to you in spirit, and thinking about all the joy you brought to our lives. We truly mean it when we say there will never be another like you. We may still grieve everyday over our loss, but weve become stronger as a family because of you. We love and miss you dearly. LOVING YOU AL WAYS, ELLA STRONG, THE FAMILY OFEL OISE FORD PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Botanist Marc Frank speaks to the county garden club last week at the Mathis House.UF plant expert visits countys garden club SPOT A STROKE StrokeAssociation. org


Page 12 T B C P ursday, March 15, 2018JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe games have gotten closer, but the end result has remained the same: the BCMS Lady Bobcats continue to win. The softball program improved to 8-0 on the season with three road wins in four days at Lake Asbury, Suwannee and games, which they won by an average of 14.4 runs, the Lady B-Cats won their last three games by a combined 12 runs, with a chunk of the margin coming from their 5-0 shutout over Green Cove on March 9. Pitcher Madison Lagle threw 10 strikeouts and combined with Taylor Mann for the teams sixth shutout win of the season. Brooklyn Kennedy went 3 for 3 with a third-inning RBI Kyleigh Brown padded the teams lead with a sixth-inning RBI single. The shutout win came one day after the Lady B-Cats were sixth inning, lifting Baker County to a back-and-forth 8-5 win at Suwannee on March 8. The teams four-run sixth inning came after Suwannee Lagle went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles. Trailing 4-3, her Emily McCabe had three hits, including a two-run single Lagle threw a complete game with 13 strikeouts on March 6, and the Lady B-Cats topped Lake Asbury 9-5. Abby Courson and Kara Davis both had two hits and drove in multiple runs. Davis had three RBIs, including two on a second-inning base hit, and Courson connected on a two-RBI single during the teams six-run fourth inning. Lake Asbury didnt score until Baker County already had a 9-0 lead, but the home team almost stunned the Lady B-Cats a strikeout. Baker County was scheduled to visit Charlton County on game season-ending home stand is scheduled to begin on March 15 against Lake Butler and continue March 20 against Wilkinson. B-Cats lose three straight The BCMS Bobcat baseball team has lost three straight 9, but couldnt hang on in an 11-10 loss at Trinity. The team scored six runs in the top of the fourth inning to erase the hole and pull ahead 10-9, answering back after Trinity scored seven runs in the third inning to take the commanding lead. Easton Stevens hit a two-run single and Brady Chauncey, who went 3 for 3, added an RBI single in the high-scoring inning. But Trinity regained the lead in the bottom half of the frame, scoring on a passed ball and single to escape with the RBIs, padded the lead to 4-2 with a third-inning RBI ground out. Trinitys seven-run inning came when they loaded the bases with no outs after three straight walks. Trinity plated runs on three errors, two singles and a ground out in the frame. Cove on March 9, but the home team scored on a game-ending bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth inning to steal a 4-3 outcome. Jacob Miller, who went 2 for 3 with a double, and Chauncey combined for the teams only three hits. Millers double an RBI single and then scored the game-tying run on Tyce in the inning. and then added cushion in the fourth inning by scoring on a The B-Cats also only managed three hits in their 5-2 loss on March 8 at Suwannee, which snapped the teams threegame winning streak. Stevens sixth-inning two-run single accounted for the teams only score of the game. added another two in the bottom of the fourth. Baker County to a 14-3 win over Lake Asbury in a run-rule innings with four strikeouts and two hits allowed. The B-Cats scored 10 runs in the second inning to put the game out of reach. Wilford hit an RBI triple and Miller added an RBI double in the explosive frame. Chauncey plated a pair of runs in the game, Knabb added two hits and Jamil Jones doubled. Photo by Joel AddingtonFabulous Footwork receives Top Studio Award at regional dance competitionFabulous Footwork Dance Studios competition dance team brought a host of top prizes back to Baker County March 3 with its incredible out ing at the Encore DCS Regional Competition in Orange Park, which featured 10 studios from North Florida and South Georgia. The Fabulous Allstars captured nine overall rst place awards, eight highest scores of the day in division awards and a Judges Choice Award. The group also earned the Top Studio Award, which is awarded to the studio with the highest score average based on their top 5 scoring routines, wrote Fabulous Footwork owner Phoebe Nipper in an email on March 8. As a studio Fabulous Footwork has come so incredibly far, she wrote. The Top Studio Award was one that the students, sta and parents have always dreamed of but never thought would be possible but they did it. The amount of work the girls put in is immeasurable and hard work truly pays o. She described it has the biggest win the studios history. JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comFormer BCHS Wildcat baseball and softball stars including one pitcher who helped his team set a school record. Junior pitcher Zach Rafuse pitched seven innings of three-hit ball with 14 strike outs on March 9, and his South Carolina Aiken Pacers won 8-2 over visiting North Georgia in Peach Belt Conference action. He was one of three pitchers to take the mound that night to combine for a school-record 20 strikeouts as he improved to 3-1 on the season. The Pacers (15-7, 6-3) split the final two games of the series, losing 9-3 on March 10 before winning 3-2 on March 11. The No. 15 Middle Georgia State Knights snapped a three-game losing streak on March 10 with a 14-2 win at No. 8 William Carey Uni versity in Southern States Athletic Conference compe tition. Senior Mikal Flores batted 2 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Knights improved to 18-9 overall and 2-4 in conference play. The Knights lost both games of the doubleheader on March 9 at William Carey University 5-4 and 10-4 to open the series. Senior pitcher Jared Crews threw 6 2-3 innings and six strikeouts in hit, four runs and two walks. Flores didnt record a hit in either game, but scored a run in the latter contest. Flores drew two walks and scored a run in Middle Georgia States 14-13 loss at Toccoa Falls College on March 7. Sophomore pitcher Dylan Hall threw 3 1-3 hitless innings on March 9, helping his FSCJ BlueWave top visiting Daytona State with two walks as he improved to 2-1 on the season. The BlueWave (11-14) lost 11-1 at Daytona State the following day. Junior Landon Boyettes Thomas Night Hawks won in the Warner Classic over the weekend, including their final two over Nebraskas Bellevue and Michigans Siena Heights. Boyette went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, a run and a walk on March 10 as Thomas (1414) closed the tournament with a 7-2 win over Siena Heights. He went 1 for 3 with a stolen base on March 9 in his teams 3-2 win over Bellevue. The win came after Thomas lost 8-0 to Ohios Lourdes University earlier in the day, during which the former Cat went 1 for 3. Boyette was held hitless in the two games on March 8 as Thomas lost 4-1 to Michigans Spring Arbor before winning 10-9 over Illinois Saint Francis. Senior catcher Kylie Holtons Morehead State Lady Eagles swept Canisius in a doubleheader on March 9 as part of the Morehead State Classic. She went 0 for 2 in the second game as the Lady Eagles (15-4) won 5-2 after winning the opening game 5-3. Morehead States game scheduled for March 10 against IUPUI was canceled. Freshman Madison Kennedys 15th-ranked Flor ida State Lady Seminoles swept hosting North Florida in a doubleheader on March 10. FSU (18-6) won 13-0 and 9-6. The Lady Seminoles rolled 12-0 over Penn on March 8. The Tallahassee Community College Lady Eagles, featuring sophomores Brandie Callaway and Callie Paine, split a double header against Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on March 7 to move to 9-17-1 on the season. Calla way combined to bat 2 for 6 with a double and two runs scored as TCC lost 3-1 before bouncing back 7-2.FORMER CATSLady B-Cats stay undefeated, B-Cats lose three in a row Rafuse leads team to school recordBAKER COUNTY BASSMASTERSBaker County Bassmasters at Santa Fe Lake results March 10 1st Matt Anderson & Timmy Anderson 19.6 lbs, Big bass 8.59 lbs 2nd Justin Bennett and Johnny Key 11.12 lbs 3rd Steve Holman and James Cooper 10.63 lbs rKEYBOARD CAT 8M+ YouTube Views Amazing stories start in shelters and rescues. Adopt today to start yours. Womens Center of Jax24HOUR RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273


ursday, March 15, 2018 T B C P Page 13JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR administrators at the high school recently voted for the 2018 class superlatives both the standard titles like most athletic or best dressed, but also some sillier ones determined solely by seniors, like most likely to borrow a dollar or survive a zombie apocalypse. The teachers voted for their favorite students the Titan 12 and a handful of other honors like most intellectual and best all-around. The results were as follows: Standard titles Most athletic: Tori Richardson and Seth Paige Friendliest: Elizabeth Reagan and Reggie Thomas I think it comes naturally, said Ms. Reagan when asked why she thinks she won titles like friendliest, class favorite and best to bring home to mom. Ive always been a very likable person because of my outgoing and friend ly personality. I try to be nice to everyone and share a smile when I can. You never know when someone needs a kind word to brighten their day. Her advice to for others who want to be well-liked: I think the most important quality is how you treat others. If I am only nice to some people, and not all, Im not having a very Christ-like attitude. I want to be someone that people can depend on to the stay the same in every situation, regardless of who Im around. Most school spirit: Camryn Payne and Reggie Thomas Best smile: Elizabeth Reagan, Cheyenne Ball and Josh Haygood Best dressed: Lake Lewis and Zac Gregory Wittiest: Ryah Davis and Hunter Hicks Class favorite: Elizabeth Reagan and Cooper Hodges Most likely to succeed: Kyrie Holman and Nick Howell Class beauties: Selena Gonzalez, Skyler Cales and Olivia Crews Class handsome: Devon Cole, Most talented non-athletic: Jaclyn Adkinson & Caleb Crews Silly titles Most likely to lose the winning lottery ticket: Brysen Dopson and Lacey Bell Most iconic duo: Kyrie Holman and Amber Simmons Amber and I became friends in 2007 when we both started twirling at a local baton studio. However, in middle school, we became super close and basically attracted at the hip. I think the reason our friend ship is so strong is because we dont demand each others attention. We completely understand that were busy people. When we are together we dont have to do anything extrav agant, were happiest at the beach or just hanging out watching Food Network. I believe we were voted most iconic duo be cause we have one of the friendships that have really lasted. Weve had ups and downs and disagreements, but through everything weve remained best friends. At school, you usually dont see one without the other and often times we say the same things at the same time. We just have one of those rare friendships that hasnt gotten torn apart by teenage drama. Most changed since freshman year: Jackie Donker and Cooper Hodges Most likely to travel the world: Kyrie Holman and Collin Ambrose Winning this superlative actually made me smile, said Ms. Holman, who admits she hasnt traveled a lot but would like to. Last summer she visited California and Virginia to tour universities and see the sites. She hit Santa Bar bara, San Luis Obispo, home to California Polytechnic and the University of Richmond. My favorite was California, she said. I wouldnt call it a culture than the East Coast lifestyle. In the future, I plan to travel as much as possible. I would love to go on mission trips, study abroad trips or just general vacations. My perfect travel adventure would be museum hopping through Europe, seeing the ar chitecture and art that set the stage for our modern lifestyle would be wonderful. Most likely to be a reality TV star: Mackenzie Rhoden and Caleb Crews Best to bring home to Mom: Dale Jean Hodges and Elizabeth Reagan Most trusted with the aux chord: Hailee Rodgers and Seth Paige Most likely to survive the zombie apocalypse: Sarah Crews and Klint Why do I think I won most likely to survive the zombie apocalypse? said Griffis. It has to be that Im the biggest Walk ing Dead fan at the high school. And also Im the best Fortnite player in Baker so my shooting skills are on point. And why does he love hit AMC zombie series? The show has everything you need. You have great actors! It shows what could happen to the world if [a zombie apocalyspe] did happen. And the storyline of how the people keep moving on through good and bad, he said. Ms. Crews, meanwhile, is known for her love the outdoors. I assume they think I am cut out to survive ... My daddy taught me well enough. I can handle my own with any gun, she said. Most contagious laugh: Alison Bechtel and Devontae Brown Most likely to knock over an entire row of books in the library: Keona Adkins and Dawson Beasley Most likely to ask to borrow a dollar: Kali Faulk, William Bloodsaw Most likely to secretly attend Hogwarts: Jaclyn Adkison and Devontae Brown I am a big Harry Potter fan, says Ms. Adkinson, adding that getting the title was a big surprise. I love how magical ev erything is. It is just a world of wonder. My favorite book would have to be the third book, which is The Prisoner of Az kaban. She said it contains her favorite character Sirius Black and its when Harry discovers his patronus. lutely amazing, she said. Titan 12 Christopher Hill Seth Paige Reginald Thomas Elizabeth Reagan Kyrie Holman Leah Kerce Cooper Hodges Tucker Kinghorn Camryn Payne Braeden Sanders Nick Howell Elizabeth Ambrose Teacher superlatives Most dependable: Camryn Payne and Nick Howell Most intellectual: Kelly Colston and Nick Howell Best all-around: Elizabeth Reagan and Cooper Hodges Photo courtesy of Pamela RobinsonMES raises $2338 for heart charityMacclenny Elementary School donated $2338 to the American Heart Association with money it raised during Februarys annual Jump Rope for Heart. Third-grader Michael Graves (pictured) of Krista Trippetts class was the top collector by raising $500, Pamela Robinson wrote in an email on March 13. Elizabeth Reagan Sarah Crews Jaclyn Adkison Klint Gris Kyrie HolmanBCHS superlatives react to new titlesMusic Man starts two-week run ThursdayMusic Man is one of those classic American musicals guaranteed to get your feet tapping and leave a smile on your face. Its full of big production numbers, touching ballads, comedy and drama. The show opens this Thursday at the BCHS auditorium and runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. It also runs the following weekend. Reserved tickets in the first four rows are available by calling 259-6286 and general admission tickets are on sale at the door. The show is a co-production of BCHS Drama and Baker County Community Theatre. In Music Man, Harold Hill is a con man who gets off the train in a sleepy Iowa town in 1912 determined to sell the people band instruments and uniforms. The fact that he knows nothing at all about music is beside the point. He intends to grab the money and go. But along the way he discovers true love and manages to change the entire town. Music Man won multiple Oscars and Tony Awards and is considered one of the real classics of the American stage. It has great songs like 76 Trombones, Till There Was You, The Wells Fargo Wagon, Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little, and Gary, Indiana. Lucas Kish and Jack son Helms share the role of Harold Hill, Mr. Kish in the second week and Mr. Helms in the first week. Blayne Fraser and Loriann Bliss will split the weeks as Marian Paroo with Ms. Bliss on stage for the opening week. Carole Ann Spivey and Allie England are Mrs. Pa roo. Denny Wells is Mayor Shinn and Staci Heath Staples is his wife Eulalie. Other leading players include Jeff Rowe, Lucas Cox, Joel Griffis, Tucker Kinghorn, Gregory Barrios, Elizabeth Reagan, Abby Hodges, Harper Archam bault, Hannah Davis, Will Griffis, Audrey England, Kenzie Norrell, Mackenzie Crews, Terri Collins, Kim Griffis, Shelly Neri, Alexis Garner, Brett Taylor, Dawson Tetstone, Claire Collins, River Neri, Aybree Gonzalez, Riley Katsikas, Eden Crews, Addisyn Boatright, Addison Staples, Cheyenne Dunnam, Bree McDonald, Charlie Rowland, Jackson Hodges and Presley Turner. Kaylan Davis is lead choreographer and assistant director. Miss Shannon-Mr. JemisonFebruary vowsMr. and Mrs. Patrick Shannon of Macclenny have the honor of announcing the upcoming marriage of their daughter Tammy Michele to Brad Jemison of Daphne, AL. The groom is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Jemison. The couple will wed in Maui, Hawaii on February 19, 2018 and reside in Daphne. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon. Sat. at 8 pm8981 S. SR 228, MacclennyMeeting Monday at 6:30 pm93 N. 5th St., Macclenny


Page 14 T B C P ursday, March 15, 2018 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 other wise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accompanied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for accuracy 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 agency for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party as sumes full payment respon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse adver tising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. FOR SALE Sawmills from only $4397. 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Call, 904536-1844. 3/8-3/22p HELP WANTED Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classied advertising on subjects like work-at-home, weight loss products, health products. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no re sponsibility 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 find out how to spot fraudulent solic itations. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Baker County Press Aviation Grads work with JetBlue, United, Delta and others. Start here with hands on training for FAA cer tication. Financial aid if qualied. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance, 888-242-2649. 3/15p Job Fair: CDL-A Drivers and Owner Operators. Sign-on bonus, C/D $2500 and O/O $5000. 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Asking $60,000 with equipment, or $85,000 with equipment and truck. 904-412-6450. 3/15-3/22p 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, limita tion or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such prefer ence, 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 advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 02-2018-DR-44 In Re: The Marriage of SRINIVAS RANGU, Husband, and SARAH ANN BROWN, Wife. _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: SARAH ANN BROWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage, including claims for dissolution of marriage, payment of debts, division of real and personal property, and for payments of support, has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action on HUGH D. FISH, JR., Petitioners attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 531, Macclenny, FL 32063, on or before March 14, 2018, and file the original with the clerk of this court at Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063, either before service on Petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. 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 this 14th day of February, 2018. Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: Mellisa Haines Deputy Clerk Hugh D. Fish, Jr. Florida Bar No. 0242861 P.O. Box 531 Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-6606 3/1-3/22c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2018-DR-0076 In Re: The Marriage of WILLIE KIRK JACKSON, Husband, and CAROLYN WHEATON JACKSON, Wife. _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CAROLYN WHEATON JACKSON YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., Attorney, whose address is 445 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Flor ida 32063; (904) 259-3155, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of the notice and on or before the 26th day of March, 2018, and to file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relieve demanded in the Complaint or Petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this 23rd day of February, 2018. Stacie D. Harvey Clerk Of Court By: Melissa Haines Deputy Clerk Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A. 445 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, Florida 32063 3/1-3/22c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO.: 02-2016-DP-133 IN THE INTEREST OF: A.D.B (M) DOB: 07/08/2001 T.D.B (M) DOB: 09/05/2006 E.B.B (M) DOB: 12/01/2010 Minor Children. ___________________________/ Alias SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND FOR PERMANENT COMMITMENT FOR SUBSEQUENT ADOPTION THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Candice Bryant, whereabouts unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a petition under oath, a copy of which is available at the Clerk of Courts Ofce, has been led in the above-styled Court for the termination of your parental rights to the above children and for permanent commitment of the children to the Department of Children and Families for subsequent adoption. You are hereby commanded to be and appear before the General Magistrate in the Baker County Courthouse in Macclenny, Florida, on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 10:20 a.m., for a Continued Advisory Hearing. You must personally appear at the hearing on the date and at the time specied. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THE CHILDREN. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILDREN NAMED IN THE PETITION AT TACHED TO THIS NOTICE. You are entitled to have an attorney present to represent you in this matter. If you want an attorney but are unable to afford one, you must notify the court and the court will appoint an attorney to represent you. WITNESS MY HAND as the clerk of said Court and the Seal therefore, 5th day of March, 2018. Clerk of Circuit Court By: Sherri Dugger Deputy Clerk Lindsay Hanson, Esq. / FBN:18373 1389 West US Highway 90, Suite 110 Lake City, FL 32055 Tel. (386) 243-6037/Fax: (386)758-1170 Primary E-mail Address: Secondary E-mail Addresses: 3/8-3/29c PUBLIC NOTICE Call for Request for Proposals (RFP) Landll Gas-to-Energy Project RFP # 18-01 The New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA) is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) for developing a landll gas to compressed natural gas (LFG-to-CNG) project at the New River Regional Landll (NRRL), an active municipal solid waste landll in Union County, Florida. The Vendor shall be qualied to convert landll gas to CNG. The selected Vendor shall be required to assume full responsibility for all services offered in their proposal. A pre-proposal meeting and site tour will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) at the NRRL. Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. NRRL is located 2.5 miles north of Raiford, Florida on State Road 121 in Union County, Florida. RFP packages can be picked up at the NRRL Administration Ofce located at 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, Florida 32083 or can be distributed upon request via email. Completed RFP packages shall be mailed to the NRSWA, P.O. Box 647, Raiford, Florida 320830647 or delivered to the NRRL Administration Ofce. After the RFP opening, the packages will be examined for completeness and preserved in the custody of the Executive Director. The NRSWA reserves the right to reject any or all RFP responses or a portion thereof for any reason. Any RFP responses received after the specied time and date will not be considered. Contact the NRSWA ofce at 386-431-1000 for questions concerning the RFP submittal. The RFP submittal DEADLINE is Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). 3/8-3/15c NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS ElderSource, the Area Agency on Aging and Aging & Disability Resource Center for Northeast Florida, announces a public hearing to which all persons are invited. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 2:00 PM 3:00 PM Baker County Transportation Building 9264 Buck Starling Road MacClenny, FL 32063 GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: This is a public hearing to provide an opportunity for input on the Direct Service Waiver Application for ElderSource to provide the following evidence-based direct services: A Matter of Balance, Active Living Every Day, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Diabetes Self-Management Program, Stress Busting Program for Family Caregivers, Walk with Ease, Healthy IDEAS as well as Intake. Recommendations will be incorporated into the Area Plan on Aging update for 2019. If you are unable to attend and would like to submit comments, please email us at NOTE: Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any per sons requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting are asked to advise ElderSource at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting: Nancy Tufts, 904-391-6621. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact ElderSource by calling 904-391-6600. 3/15c ON-GOING PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYING AND MAPPING SERVICES BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA The Baker County Board of County Commissioners is soliciting Statements of Qualications from professional rms, registered in the State of Florida, pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, known as the Consultant Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA), to provide Land Surveying and Mapping Services for Baker County. The County seeks to award a three (3) year contract with an option to renew the contract on a year to year basis for two additional years. Services will include, but not limited to, Boundary Surveys, Topographic Surveys, Hydrographic Surveys, As-build and Record Sur veys, Construction layout, Quantity Surveys, Right-Of-Way maps, preparation of property descriptions and other services as needed. Work products will comply with the Florida Statues and Florida Administrative Codes that pertain to Land Surveying and mapping and Baker County codes, policies, and procedures. Work to be performed by the consultant shall be on an assignment-by-assignment basis. Work assignments (Work Orders) shall be made by the Road Superintendent, Community Development Director, County Manager, or their designee. Prior to any work assignments being made, based on mutual discussions between the County and the consultant, the consultant shall be required to prepare a detailed scope of work and schedule for the assignment which shall include a not to exceed budget amount for the assignment. The consultant shall not perform work under the contract without written authorization from the County. The consultant shall waive any claim for compensation for any work performed without written authorization. There is no guarantee, expressed or implied, that a selected rm will receive a work order(s) in any given period. The County will request a scope of work from the selected rm and negotiate a scope and fee for the proposed services for a par ticular project under the terms of the Master Agreement. An original and four (4) copies of the complete proposal plus one (1) electronic copy of the complete proposal shall be sealed and clearly marked on the outside: Request for Qualications For On-Going Land Sur veying and Mapping Services, RFQ# 201805. Proposals must be in writing, and may be submitted by the Proposer in person, by courier or overnight to: Baker County Board of County Commissioners 55 N 3rd Street Macclenny, FL 32063 Proposals must be received no later than 3:00 PM April 12, 2018. Facsimile proposals are not acceptable. Any proposals received after this date and time will be rejected and returned un-opened to the proposer. Proposals will be opened at the County Administration ofce on April 12, 2018 at 3:05 PM. In addition to the information as stated above to be marked on the outside of the envelope, it should also provide the date and time of opening and company name and address. 3/15-3/22c REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RFP 2018-04 GRANT WRITING AND ADMINISTRATION SERVICES The Baker County Board of County Commissioners, Florida (County) will receive sealed proposals until 5:00 p.m. local time, on April 5, 2018 at the County Administration Ofce located at 55 N. Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063. Proposals delivered to any other location will not be considered received by the Administration Ofce. Any proposals received after the above time will not be accepted under any circumstances. Any uncertainty regarding the time will be resolved against the Proposer. Proposals will not be accepted via e-mail or fax. A clearly marked original, ve (5) copies and one (1) digital copy must be sealed in an envelope and clearly marked RFP 2018-04 Grant Writing and Administration Services on the exterior of the package submitted. Request for additional information or clarications must be made in writing to the Administration Ofce. Facsimile or e-mail questions are acceptable. The Administration Ofce will issue replies to inquiries and additional information or amendments deemed necessary in written addenda, which will be issued prior to the deadline for responding to this Request for Proposal. Questions must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on April 2, 2018. Baker County Board of County Commissioners Administration Ofce 55 N. Third Street Macclenny, Florida 32063 904-259-3613 It will be the sole responsibility of the Proposer to contact the Administration Ofce prior to submitting a response to determine if any addenda have been issued, to obtain such addenda, and to acknowledge addenda with their proposal. Respondents to this solicitation or per sons acting on their behalf may not contact, between the release of the solicitation and the end of the 72-hour period following the agency posting the notice of intended award, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and County holidays, any employee or ofcer of the executive or legislative branch concerning any aspect of this solicitation, except in writing to the Administration Ofce or as provided in the solicitation documents. Violation of this provision may be grounds for rejecting a response. The Baker County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive any informalities or irregularities in any proposals received, to re-advertise for proposals, or take any similar actions that may be deemed to be in the best interest of the County. 3/15-3/22c PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given: Scott R Austin Last known address of: 15172 Fox Ridge Trl Sanderson, FL 32087 You are hereby notied that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Macclenny, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. If further assistance is needed, contact the Supervisor of Elections at the below listed address or call 904-259-6339. Nita D. Crawford Baker County Supervisor of Elections P.O. BOX 505 Macclenny, Florida, 32063 3/15c PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given: Shelley R Brantley Last known address of: 21338 Red Maple Cir Sanderson, FL 32087 You are hereby notied that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Macclenny, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. If further assistance is needed, contact the Supervisor of Elections at the below listed address or call 904-259-6339. Nita D. Crawford Baker County Supervisor of Elections P.O. BOX 505 Macclenny, Florida, 32063 3/15c PUBLIC NOTICE SPECIAL MAGISTRATE SERVICES The Baker County Board of County Commissioners, Florida (County) will receive sealed proposals until 3:00 p.m. local time, on April 12, 2018 at the County Administration Ofce located at 55 N. Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063. Responses delivered to any other location will not be considered received by the Administration Ofce. Any proposal received after the above time will not be accepted under any circumstances. Any uncertainty regarding the time will be resolved against the Proposer. Proposals will not be accepted via fax. Shortly after the due time has expired, the proposals will be publicly opened and announced. A clearly marked original and ve (5) copies must be sealed in an envelope and clearly marked RFP 2018-06Special Magistrate Services on the exterior of the package submitted. Request for additional information or clarications must be made in writing to the Administration Ofce. Facsimile or e-mail questions are acceptable. The Administration Ofce will issue replies to inquiries and additional information or amendments deemed necessary in written addenda, which will be posted on the Countys website prior to the deadline for responding to this Request For Proposals. Questions must be received no later than 5:00 P.M. April 9, 2018. Baker County Board of County Commissioners Administration Ofce 55 N. Third Street Macclenny, Florida 32063 904-259-3613 It will be the sole responsibility of the Bidder to check the Countys website prior to submitting a response to determine if any addenda have been issued, to obtain such addenda, and to acknowledge addenda with their bid. 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Page 16 T B C P ursday, March 15, 2018JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThree more members of Baker Countys Class 5A runner-up football team signed to play college football on March 9. Cornerback Jamon Jones inked his letter of intent to Webber International, while defensive tackles Brian West and Tay Reed both signed to continue their playing careers together at Edward Waters College. The three defensive players joined offensive counterparts Cooper Hodges and Seth Paige who signed to Appalachian State and Georgia State, re spectively, on Februarys National Signing Day in making the next step of their playing careers and educaAll three of these guys are great kids. Were going to miss them, Wildcat head coach Jamie Rodgers said during the ceremony. Im blessed to have coached them. I know how coach (Brock) Canaday feels about them. Just really proud of them and the opportunity that theyre getting to go play college football and to go earn a degree. The trio signed in front of a packed crowd of friends, family, teammates, coach es and faculty at the high schools library. Each player thanked everyone who supported them in their journey toward becoming collegiate athletes before signing their letters of intent. It was a great experience, West said. It was good. I wasnt expecting a crowd. It got to me a little bit. It was great. He and Reed, who both plan to major in criminal justice, were stalwarts who anchored the middle of baker Countys stingy defensive line. The duo aims to bring the same level of dominance when they remain together at Edward Waters College. I think what really makes us a good pair together [is] we hang together a lot. We consider each other brothers, Reed said. It feels great. It feels like we can go to the next level and dominate knowing I got him beside me still and do our thing. He added: Me and Bri an were going to go out and represent for Baker County. They got real great players coming in. But it was the distance from home of Reeds actual brother that helped him choose the Jacksonville college. His brother Travion Clayton is currently a freshman at Southern Miss, and Reed said he wanted to remain nearby for his family. (Virginias) Bluefield (College), but I aint really want to take my momma through that because Ive got a brother in Mississippi, he explained. This was a great, close school to the house thats going to treat me well. For Jones, Webber Inter national felt like home. He visited the campus in Babson Park, FL, earlier this year, where he toured the campus and football facility. It felt like somewhere I could be safe and live out the next four years of my college career at, Jones said. Both schools compete at the NAIAs Division I level in the Mid-South Conferences Sun Division. Edward Wa in the Mid-South Conference, while Webber International has been at least .500 every season since 2013, including a 6-4 mark last year. The Sun Division also includes programs featuring former Wildcat stars in Southeasterns Jacob Carter and Kenny Hall and Warners Dalton Thomas. All three players are exthe players they lined up beside for so long. because Ive been playing with them since I was real little and played county football, said Jones, who plans to pursue a degree in sports business management. Its to play against them now. I mean, hey, theyre still my friends. After the game well still be able to talk about it He also had advice for Baker County teammates who want to play football at the next level: Put the same First of all do it in the classroom. Get your grades up so then coaches when theyre asking about your grades its not a problem, Jones said. Second, on ery day in practice. Purchase this photo at Photo by Jon ShumakeLeft to right: Brian West, Jamon Jones and Tay Reed sign their letters of intent on March 9.Ladies fall in close district game3 football stars sign to play in collegeJON SHUMAKE | SPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comCharles Ruise Jr. needed a fresh start. After two largely unproductive seasons with sporadic playing time at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, he announced his departure from the program in April, 2017, before returning home to Sanderson. The former BCHS Wildcat basketball star planned to re main nearby and play for St. Augustines Flagler College be ginning in the current spring semester. But the persistence of a college coach from a university more than 800 miles away lured him away from home, and ultimately reignited his love of the game. I was tired of being home and sitting around and not doing nothing, Ruise said March 7 following his junior season at Ohios Central State University. Coach [Joseph] Price stayed on my trail. ... He didnt stop recruiting me. That really made me excited. He joined the university, located in Wilberforce, Ohio, at the beginning of the spring semester, but had to wait to get cleared before he could take the court. I sat out maybe two weeks before I could even shoot a shot even in the gym, he said. ... Coach kind of gave me a heads up that he was going to need me right away as soon as I said I was ready to go. I feel like the coaches really depended on me to lead the team and help the leaders to bring them together as a group. And Ruise made an immediate impact as soon as he was given the opportunity. His arrival reinvigorated the previously struggling Marauders, who had lost 10 of their previous 12 games before eight points with a rebound in 12 minutes on the court, his second lowest playing time of the year, as Central State won 76-62 at Lemoyne-Owen College. It was a sign of things to come. Central State won eight of its 10 games with Ruise in the playing rotation, and ended the regular season on a sev en-game winning streak. I wanted to put a spark in them. They had talent. I dont know what it was, he said. I came in wanting to give them a spark. ... We just went to rolling. Ruise averaged 14.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game ended February 28 with a 70-66 overtime loss to Benedict Athletic Conference tournament. Close games were nothing new to the Marauders, though. In fact, they thrived in one-possession games with Ruise. Five of the teams wins after his arrival came by three points or fewer, including a pair of one-possession wins in three days over conference rival Kentucky State. Ruise scored a season-high 27 points on February 10, and hit the game-winning jumper in the closing seconds of overtime to lift Central State 97-95 at Kentucky State. He took over in the second half, scoring 24 points after halftime, inHis high-scoring outburst followed a productive 10-point game in his teams 84-81 home win over Kentucky State on February 8. The two games earned him the conferences Newcomer of the Week award announced on February 13. It was exciting to play in close games and get my love of the game back to play in those type of games, said Ruise, who plans to graduate in 2019 with a business management degree. Central States 14 wins was the programs most since the its 18-12 campaign in 2014-15, and Ruise hopes its a building block for more success in his senior year. Next years going to be really exciting, he said. ... Im not going to put no high hopes on us right now because anything can happen, but its going to be really exciting. Charles Ruise Jr. dribbles the ball down the court in Central States conference tournament game against Benedict.Ruise shines at Central StateNeeded fresh startJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comFor the second straight Friday, the BCHS Lady Wildcat softball team lost This time, however, it came against a District 3-5A rival. Suwannees Caileigh Croft connected bottom of the seventh inning, scoring Tieraney Hollon from third base and lifting the Lady Bulldogs 5-4 over the visiting Lady Cats on March 9. Hollon, who batted 3 for 4 with a double and the third-inning game-tying single, reached on a base hit in the seventh inning and choices. The loss dropped Baker County to 6-4 overall and 1-1 in district play, and marked the teams third one-run road loss of the season. The Lady Cats also fell 5-4 to Clay in Februarys season deNassau on March 2. Senior first baseman Emma Gip son hit a three-run home run to center the bottom of the third inning. The long ball, her team-leading third of the season, extended her hit streak to seven bles, two home runs and 15 RBIs. When other teams look at us they year head coach Kylee Canaday said March 8 following the teams 10-5 home win over Atlantic Coast. Shes got potential to go yard every time. Shes just doing a great job of being that senior leader and stepping up when we need her. But the lead didnt last long. the game at 4-all in the bottom of the hit. The two teams traded the lead in the early innings before going quiet until the seventh inning. Skylar Redishs two-run homer to ter Taylor Dyal scored on an error in the top-half of the frame. Dyal batted 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored. Hollon extended Suwannees lead in the second inning by scoring on an ergained Baker Countys advantage. Sara Keves hit two two-run doubles, Gipson batted 2 for 4 with a double and four RBIs, and the Lady Cats rolled 10-5 over visiting Atlantic Coast on March 8 for their second home win of the week. Baker County tied its season high with 10 hits as a team, including doubles from KiKi Carter and Dyal in addition to Gipson and Keves extra-base hits. I think just our approach at the plate and our kids are really buying into what were telling them and what theyre doing, coach Canaday said. Theyre making the adjustments when they need to and coming in with some big clutch hits tonight. The kids are just stepping up to the plate. The Lady Cats built a commanding and Gipson also had a pair of RBIs in the opening innings. Pitcher Liz McGovern, who threw earned runs in five innings, drove in Keves for the go-ahead score on a Weve been talking about we havent really jumped on anybody in the beginning of the game and thats what weve been preaching at practice , coach Canaday said. Tonight thats what we did. But it almost didnt happen. The Lady Stingrays led 1-0 in the top ond and third base with one out, and were in position to open an early advantage. But McGovern navigated out of the chance to score until it pushed across Lady Cats had built a seven-run lead. defense and the team behind her. She knows as long as she keeps it in the park the kids are going to make the plays and get her out, coach Canaday said. She has a great presence on the mound. Nothing seems to rattle her. Nothing will. Thats just her nature, her character. Gipsons two-run double and Cargave Baker County an 8-1 lead in the fourth inning. Atlantic Coast scored a never threatened to get back into the game. of reach. She hit really well for us and that kid deserved it, coach Canaday said of Keves. Shes been working hard in practice, and its coming to show in the games. Lady Cats wont have to wait long to get their revenge. Baker County hosts Bolles and Suwannee in District 3-5A games on back-to-back nights beginning March 15. The team also plays Clay at home on March 17 and welcomes Ridgeview on March 20. The extended stretch of home games comes after the Lady Cats were scheduled to visit Ponte Vedra March 13. JV ladies blow out Suwannee The JV Lady Wildcats scored eight apulting them to a 16-0 four-inning victory over Suwannee. Baker County (4-1) scored on three errors in the opening frame to take the early commanding lead. 2 for 4 with a double, three RBIs and three runs scored. Kaitleigh Combs had three hits with a double and three runs scored, and Taylor Crews doubled as she and Harlee Williams both went 2 for 3. Cassie Turner drove in a pair of runs. Emily Lee pitched all four shutout innings, allowing four hits with one strikeout. The JV Lady Cats were scheduled to host March 14 to begin a four-game home stand. The team is also set to play Suwannee on March 16, Trinity on March 19 and Ridgeview on March 20. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Liz McGovern pitches in the teams home win over Atlantic Coast.


ursday, March 15, 2018 T B C P Page 17JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe BCHS Wildcat weightlifting team wanted 6-1A championship trophy, and they got their wish in dominant fashion on March 10 at Clay. Baker County won seven of the meets 10 weight classes to capture its third straight District 6-1A title, remaining the only program to hoist the district trophy. the Region 3-1A later this month by finishing in the top six of their respective weight classes, which helped the team score 80 points and more than double runner-up Ridgeviews 38. Bottom line is we went and we showed what we can do and we showed what we have been doing, head coach Scott McDonald said. For these guys to come in here four, five and some times six days a week when we had meets during the season its phenomenal because their payday: To get up there and hoist that district championship trophy and come together as a team and be proud of that experience they had in high school. second place in three weight classes and had multiple lifters score in two others. The team powered its way atop six divisions by at least 50 pounds, including three by 90 pounds or more. Defending Class 1A state champion Dalton Simon had the largest margin of victory at the meet as he set personal and school records. His 365-pound bench press and 300 clean and jerk boosted him to a school-record 665 total in the 169 class, and he topped the class by 105 pounds. William Bloodsaws productive season continued with a second-place outing in the class. His 560 total (305 bench, 255 clean and jerk) was 40 pounds ahead of the third-place competitor. But a second straight state championship isnt the only achievement Simon could be is closing in on. Its crazy because in his weight class the state record total is 690. He hit 665 at the district meet, and I really do feel he had a lot left in the tank, coach McDonald said. Heavyweight Cooper Hodges was the meets only other lifter to hit at least a 300 pound clean and jerk. His 330 clean and jerk was the best at the meet, and combined with his 365 place 695 total in his division. Tyler Burnsed took second place with a 635 total (340 bench, 295 clean and jerk). Josh Dialo and DJ Duran also finished one-two, respectively, in the 129. Dialo topped the class with a 405 total (225 bench, 180 clean and jerk), and Duran posted a 375 total with a 190 bench and 185 clean and jerk. the best in the 238 class by 90 pounds despite only hitting one clean and jerk. His 355 bench was best in the class by 65 pounds and he posted a 260 clean and jerk in the same division. His 520 behind Orange Parks second-place lifter Charles Kendy. Halls 290 bench press his 230 clean and jerk was 20 pounds behind Kendys. Hall attempted to catapult clean and jerk attempt, but was unable to complete the 240-pound lift. In the 139, Marcus Dialo out-muscled second-place Gilbert Sencere of Clay by 95 pounds to win the district with a school record 500-pound total. Dialos 260 bench and 240 clean and jerk were both the best in his class by 50 pounds. for the regional meet and scored points with a fiftha 340 total (185 bench, 155 clean and jerk). Carson Padgetts 375 total was the highest in the 119 class by 60 pounds, and John Green won the 154 class by 50 pounds with a 490 total. Padgett hit a 200 bench and 175 clean and jerk, and Green had a 265 bench and 225 clean and jerk. Coach McDonald said the large margins of victories were a product of the teams hard work. It comes down to basically what we do here and the work ethic that we have the regiment that we train. Its proven that it works, he said. ... Theres no secrets in what we do. I think the big gest separation ... is literally actually doing what you talk about. Baker County nearly had an eighth district champion, but he was forced to setpounds. Brandon Combs 575 total was second only to Orange Parks David Araujos 580 total in the 199 class. Combs hit a 300 bench and 275 clean and jerk, but it was the one lift he missed that kept him from reaching first place. He was unable of 315 pounds, which would have put him 10 pounds ahead of Araujo, who matched Combs clean and jerk after a 305 bench. Body weight dropped Ben Anderson to third place in the 219 class after he and for second with a 515 total. Andersons 270 bench was 20 pounds better than Huffs, but the Ridgeview lifters 265 clean and jerk was 20 pounds heavier than Andersons to erase the gap. Anderson could have gained sole control of second place, 280-pound bench attempt. Seth Paige also earned a spot in the regional meet as he scored with a sixth-place finish in the 183. His 550 total (290 bench, 260 clean and jerk) was five pounds behind Orange Parks Zykeim Simmons and Clays Wilguens Dorvilos. Simmons finished fifth based on body weight as all six scoring lifters were separated by just 30 pounds. Baker County will try to repeat as Region 3-1A champion when it hosts the meet on March 24. Tickets are $7 11:45 a.m., according to The weightlifting team is also selling chicken and rice dinners to raise money for transportation to Aprils Class 1A state meet in Panama City Beach. Contact a weightlifter before March 16 to order a dinner, which can be picked up during the regional meet, coach McDon ald said. After an undefeated regular season, a dominant outing in the district meet only as the state meet grows closer, the coach said. fidence level up, he said. up that, hey, were still doing the right things. Were still getting the job done and were still a force to be reckoned with. Purchase these photos at Photos by Jessica PrevattMarcus Dialo powers up the clean and jerk attempt en route to his rst-place total in the 139 class.Purchase this photo at Photo by Kimberlin HallThe BCHS Wildcat weightlifting team and coaches pose with the ribbons and District 6-1A championship trophy to celebrate the teams third straight district title.Cats top 7 classes to win another district titleJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comWith Baker County and Palatka lining the baselines before the national anthem on March 12, the Wildcat baseball team held a moment of silence in remembrance of Colby Hodges, a former pitcher who passed away the previous night following a battle with cancer. Colby Hodges, a 2016 graduate, passed away after a lengthy, courageous battle with cancer, PA announcer Darrell Rodgers read from a statement before the moment of silence. Colby was a dedicated to the end. All Wildcats share in the thought that Colby will be missed. Hodges initials and No. 14 jersey number were painted on the back of the pitchers mound he once pitched from, and his Wildcat jersey hung in the dugout in his honor. Whenever you have a young man like that its tough to see him, especially with what he went fought, head coach Jarrell Rodgers said after the Cats run-ruled guys wanted to really play for him tonight and I think they did a good job. I think Colby would be proud of these guys. And it was another pitcher who by Kennedy who pitched a gem and led the Cats to their sixth straight win. The victory extended the teams longest winning streak under Rodgers, who is in his second season, and tied the programs longest winning streak since 2015, the year in which Baker County last won the district championship and Kennedy threw a five-inning one-hitter as Baker County (6-3) won its second straight game via the mercy rule. He struck out eight batters, and helped turn a 1-5-3 double play with Zac Gregory and Clayt Smith to end the top of the third inning. Four of his strikeouts came after falling behind early in the count, including one that ended the top of the second inning after battling from a 3-0 count. Colby fell behind quite a bit tonight but he was able to get back in there and fall into a groove and get back and have some good pitches on the mound, coach Rodgers said. But the Panthers nearly clawed back into the game in the top of the 7-0, Palatka loaded the bases with one out and a chance to put a major dent in Baker Countys advantage. After a mound visit from coach Rodgers, Kennedy got out of the jam without allowing a run. His eighth strikeout sent Tristin Glov er to the dugout for the second out, tor to end the inning. Hes an experienced guy on the mound, coach Rodgers said. Obdent in him no matter what. With Kennedy shutting down Palatka, Baker County contin ued its hot streak at the plate. The team scored at least eight runs for games it has totaled at least 12 hits. Casen Milton went 3 for 3 with an RBI and Smith batted 1 for 3 with a double and two RBIs as they both extended their hit streaks to six games. Conner Moores successful freshman season continued with a 3 for 4 outing with a double and RBI. Travis Neal went 2 for 3 with gave the Cats a 9-0 lead. He later score the game-ending run on a wild pitch during Wade Johnsons at bat. Neal is 8 of 11 at the plate since Baker Countys win at Oakleaf with a double and two triples during that span. We know guys are going to be behind at the beginning of the season, coach Rodgers said. Now were starting to see more pitches at the plate, getting ourselves in better counts at the plate and not swing ing at things out of the zone, and thats made a tremendous impact. Crews shines as Cats blank Fort White Caleb Crews did a little bit of everything on the mound and in the batters box on March 9 as Bak er County rolled 10-0 over visiting Fort White in six innings. He threw a one-hitter with seven strikeouts, and helped himself at the plate by batting 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Including the win over Palatka, Crews is 5 for 5 in the teams two most recent games. He was tremendous. He was pounding the zone, coach Rodgers said. He went right after the guys. He didnt try to do anything special, he just went right after them. He knew he was better than them and he wasnt backing down. Thats the kind of mentality we want our guys to have on the mound. The Cats needed Crews strong outing as both teams were scoreless through three innings before Baker County broke through late. scored the lone run in the fourth. Vanvactor batted 3 for 4 with the RBI single that sparked Baker saw an RBI base hit from Smith and a two-run single from Neal, who also tripled in the game. Crews RBI single and Moores run-scoring double padded the cushion in the bottom of the sixth before Milton sealed the run-rule victory with an RBI single. The Cats were scheduled to visit Bradford on March 13 in a re match of the season-opener, which the Tornadoes won 3-1 in eight innings. The program is also set to visit Charlton County on March 15 and Columbia March 20. ries is scheduled for March 22 and 23 against Suwannee with Baker I dont think weve peaked yet, coach Rodgers said. I think were still trending up. Theres a lot of guys who havent produced yet that were counting on producing. Once they start producing good things are going happen. JV Cats mount two comeback wins The BCHS JV Wildcat baseball team overcame a pair of early 4-0 home wins over Yulee and Palatka. Timmy Seymour hit a go-ahead bases-clearing double on March 12, lifting the JV Cats 7-4 over Palatka. The JV Panthers took a 4-0 advanbut the JV Cats pulled back within Pitchers Seymour and Carter Kennedy shut down Yulee following and allowed Baker County to prevail 8-4. to win here lately, JV head coach Brad Stone said. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Conner Moore slides into third base.Baseball team honors Hodges before sixth straight win


Page 18 T B C P ursday, March 15, 2018 1168 W. MACCLENNY AVE. || MACCLENNY || 259-4054 GAZEBO 10X20 8X8 12X12 8X12 6X8 10X12 12X24 8X12 8X12 12X16 12X16 18X26 GARAGE WITH LEAN-TO NO CREDIT CHECK $44PER MO. $85PER MO. $68PER MO. $39PER MO. 12X16 12X16 12X12 $119PER MO. $152PER MO. $85PER MO. $75PER MO. $103PER MO. $155PER MO. $144PER MO. $59PER MO. $103PER MO. $61PER MO. $100PER MO. 90DAYS SAME AS CASH 18X21 CARPORT $21PER MO. W.A.C. Authorized Dealer 30X51 GARAGE $205PER MO. W.A.C.$94PER MO. W.A.C.PRE-OWNEDDEALS 12X20 RENT TO OWN $145PER MO. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe Baker County Little League celebrated its 50th anniversary the morning of March 10 with an opening ceremony at the Knabb Sports Complex to begin its season. tle league team, spoke of the leagues beginnings in the late 1960s. He said the league started with one team in 1967, but I cant say enough about Mr. Earl Knabb and Mr. Billy [Knabb]. Without Mr. Earl starting this league a lot of us kids wouldnt have had the opportunity to play, Mr. Crews said. All these kids, its amazing to see how little league has come this far. I want to say thank you Trey [Knabb] for carrying on your grandpas legacy. He would be more than proud of you. League president Trey Knabb also presented a plaque to his father Earl Knabb Jr. for the contributions of Earl and pitch to begin the season. From that one team a half-century ago, Baker County Little League has grown to 47 teams and 650 players. Emcee Mike Crews introduced every team, 14 softball teams and 33 baseball teams, which included 12 tee-ball squads. Mike Crews also recognized the 2017 Major League softning the District 11 and Section 3 championships. Baker County Little League introduced its board members Purchase these photos at Photos by Jon ShumakeThe Braves stand along the ineld during Saturdays opening ceremony.Top left: Jamey Hodges speaks to the crowd. Bottom left: Henry Crews talks about his memories of the leagues early years. Left, above and below: Players during the opening ceremony. President Trey Knabb presents his father Earl Knabb Jr. with a plaque commemorating the leagues 50th anniversary.League begins its 50th season