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The Baker County press
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Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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Drug dealer plea dealsPage 5 Undefeated season Page 15 AT AGLANCE THINGS TO DOAPRIL 6Lip Sync Battle7 p.m. 8 p.m. Heritage Park Village Lowder Street Macclenny Bring your best props and dance moves for a chance to win the grand prize in the Lip Sync Battle at Heritage Park April 6 at 7 p.m., which is sponsored by the Baker Prevention Coalition. It will feature an obstacle course, photo booth, face painting, magic show, cornhole and more. Call (904) 259-3922 for more information. Gates open at 5 p.m.APRIL 7Spring garden festival9 a.m. 2 p.m. Baker County Ag Center U.S. 90 in Macclenny The 10th annual Spring Garden Festival will be held again this year at the Ag Center Arboretum & Gardens in west Macclenny on Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The event features a plant sale, gardening MORE ON PAGE 3 Season ends with victoryPage 15 Go vote ...bakercountypress.comWhat is the best part about prom? 45% Dressing up 27% Friends 18% After-party 9% Music/Dance FEATURESSex assault awareness See page 8 rr fffntb f t trfnfttb.** *Tax extra. Advantage batteries for select GM models cost extra. Excludes AGM batteries. See dealer for offer details. **Nontransferable. Parts only; installation extra. Expires 4/30/18. t t r JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comFormer BCHS Wildcat pitcher Colby Hodges al ways had a heart for helping others, no matter what challenges he faced. Whether it was visiting other children in the hospital while he battled testicular cancer, work ing extended day at Macclenny Elementary School or coaching baseball, Colby strove to im prove the lives of those around him. That giving spirit will live on through Wildcat Warrior Inc. The nonprofit organization was founded by four former BCHS students Tracy Boggs, Linda Gibson, Jackie Rodg ers and Robin Williams who are friends with Colbys mother Michelle Hodges. The groups original plan was to fund raise to help Ms. Hodges, but it grew in scope at the request of Colby, who passed away on March 11 at 19 years old. I know it was very important to him to give back, Ms. Hodgapproached me and asked me what could they do to help his answer was, Mom I dont need anything. Please can we just help someone else? He would be very, very happy to see these things going forward. How it started literally was the love of our friend and trying to make sure as a momma she didnt have to worry where the light bill or the mortgage was going to come from, Ms. Boggs said. She could focus on being a momma to him, and that was what was important to us. When he said that he wanted to help other people we thought how many other mommas are out there like that who want to stay home with their babies. Wildcat Warrior Inc. aims to provide community and financial support to families throughout Northeast Florida who have children battling life-threatening illnesses. raising event April 14 with the Wildcat Warrior 5K at Heritage Park. The event begins at 9 a.m. and entry is $14 an homage to Colbys jersey number for groups up to six people. Visit or www.Facebook. com/ for information about how to register for the 5K, donate to the organization or volunteer. We wanted everyone to be able to come out and be able to fundraise and get the charity off the ground, Ms. Boggs said. We also wanted people to not feel like they couldnt participate because of the cost. We wanted to make it to The BCMS Bobcat baseball team will also host a dunking tank at the event, and anyone who dunks a player with a left-handed throw will earn a prize, Ms. Boggs said. The dunking tank is a repre sentation of Colbys fun-loving personFile photoColby Hodges pitches for the BCHS Wildcats.Hodges legacy5K to honor late pitcherSee page 2 A Bradenton, FL man is expected to face charges in Baker County for a hit and run accident and subse quent high-speed fleeing from police following an and a semi-automatic pistol in Glen St. Mary at midday on March 31. Antonio Vaca, 19, was taken into custody in Union County shortly after the sheriffs departSR 121 at the county line. He was held there until the following day when he asthe pistol he tossed into the woods near the corner of Madison and Clinton streets in Glen. Witnesses said the incident was sparked by a on North Glen (CR 125) between Eugene Prowant, 34, of Greenville, TN and Dustin Rhoden, 31, of Sanderson, described as the boyfriend of Mr. Prowants ex-wife Kelly, 34, who lives at the address. Mr. Rhoden told Deputy Timothy Griffin he was sucker-punched by the ex-husband when he arrived to leave his vehicle and ride to work with Mr. Prowant yelled to Mr. Vaca, who was standing nearby, to Get the gun! and he allegedly retrieved it from the trunk of a 2012 Chevrolet and tucked it into his waistband. Ms. Prowant told the deputy that Mr. Vaca (also known as J.R.) never pointed the weapon at anyone before he jumped into the car and drove into the south travel lane where he collided with a 2015 Kia driven by Jesslyn Williams, 19, of Glen. The fleeing suspect turned on Madison and apparently ditched the pistol before re-entering CR 125 south and eventually to SR 121 where Deputy Shane Dickens spotted it going 100 mph as it weaved dangerously in and Mr. Vaca said later he session of marijuana. It was not clear as to the relationship between him and Mr. Prowant, or who may face an additional count because the pistol, loaded See page 2Man ees on SR 121 aer toss of rearm JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comMike Spivey, Gary Christmas and Amber Harvey sat before a full house at the Ag Center last week for the Baker Prevention Coalitions latest town hall meeting on substance abuse. All three are recovering addicts from Baker County. They related their stories of addiction, self-destruction and jail time, but also how closest to them. Mr. Spivey now counsels other addicts through the same program that helped him Teen Challenge in Jacksonville, which also counsels adults. Hes 39 and now six years sober. Mr. Christmas, 43, described himself as a functioning meth addict until he wasnt. His wife would eventually kick him out, costing him his family. Hes been clean for the last 17 months. Ms. Harvey recalled how her addiction landed her in the hospital weighing 70 pounds with kidney failure. She was also kicked out of her house, but by her mother. All three are now in recovery and credit their sobriety to accepting Jesus Christ into their lives. Where they once turned to drugs, now they look to God. Prior to their talk the eve See page 3 County commissioner Cathy Rhoden speaks to a packed crowd at Ag Center the evening of March 29. She leads an opioid task force.Former addict Mike Spivey.Town hall: The faces of addiction


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ursday, April 5, 2018 T B C P Page 3ning of March, they and others in attendance watched a video featuring former drug addicts talking about their experiences. County commissioner Cathy Rhoden, who leads a county task force aimed at combating opioid abuse, hosted the town hall and warned the audience that parts of the video were disturbing. But you know what? The truth, when it comes out, it will set you free, she said. Its a hard thing to look at sometimes, but thats why tonight we want to show parents what addiction really looks like. Becoming an addict As a teenager, Mr. Spivey began making bad decisions and hanging out with others doing the same. He graduated BCHS with good grades and a chance to study engineering at the University of Florida. He opted for community college instead so he could stay near his friends and his favorite drugs. By the time I graduated high school I was already addicted to powder cocaine, marijuana and alcohol, and by my third semester at college ... I lost my scholarship, lost everything, and had to get a job trimming trees, recalled Mr. Spivey. After working a full week in 1997 he brought home $187, or less than $5 per hour. It was one of the lowest paid jobs you could get because everybody out there was a dope head, he said. ... And thats where I spent the next eight, 10 years of my He continued to do drugs and eventually lost his drivers license for DUI around 2007. I really went downhill, couldnt get a job anymore. Started smoking crack. Started injecting pills ... In 2011 a stranger at a gas station who spotted his needle marks taught him how to make meth. A year later he was arrested for doing so and served a few months in jail before heading to the Christian-based drug treatment program Teen Challenge. What I tell kids all the time is that my problem wasnt drugs, it was me. I was raised in a crazy home and became a rebel ... When I came to Teen Challenge and encountered men who had come out of that lifestyle, they had some rules to follow. A whole bunch of them. It wasnt easy, but I was able to stay there ..., he said. He now advises others with addiction and helps raise awareness about substance abuse issues through forums like the town hall held last week. He says giving back in those ways has aided his recovery. Its a huge, huge part be cause it shines a light on me and keeps me accountable, he said. I have a lot of peo ple watching. I do this a lot. Gods called me to do it. The county expects me to do it. because it helps me. It keeps me busy. I dont have any idle time and I have all these people watching me. Its played a huge part for me, a huge part. Mr. Christmas, who moved to Baker County at 12 years old, said he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at age 10. But as he moved into his teenage years, he started running with the wrong crowd and experimenting with marijuana and alcohol. By his early 20s, he was addicted to cocaine and meth. By his 30s he said hed moved on to just about every drug imaginable. That took me down a road of putting my family through, excuse my lan guage, hell. I really put my family through hell with that. I would disappear for weeks at a time and my wife would not know where I was at ... nobody would know. I would just leave to go get bread or milk and not come back, said Mr. Christmas, who returned to his faith and sobriety through Teen Challenge as well. I could go on and on and on about all the wrong things I did when I was addicted to meth, but what I want to tell people is theres hope and theres a future for people who are addicted. And the future is Jesus Christ, he said. Ms. Harvey, a Baker County native, began her talk by showing the audience her mug shot from 2016. Terrible, terrible, terrible, she said. I was 70 pounds here. When I was arrested I was taken straight to Fraser Memorial Hospital where my kidneys were shutting down. It was a nasty thing but God rescued me. She fell into a depression following a divorce at age 26 and turned to pills and then meth. Arrests followed. She went on a four-day binge the last time she used meth. On the second day, my mom looked at me in tears and said, Ive done all I know to do for you and Im giving you to God from here on out. God spoke to me and told me to put you out of my house ... If youre hungry, Ill feed you on my porch. If youre thirsty you can drink from my water hose. Shed never done this before but I knew she meant business so I gathered my things and walked out, recounted Ms. Harvey. After doing more drugs she would return a few days later sobbing on her hands and knees in the middle of the night. Thats when she said God spoke to her and led her to sobriety. I havent looked back and been on a road serving God ever since. God has turned my mess into a message for His glory. He is using me to help other addicts by giving them hope in Jesus Christ ..., she said. Where to turn for help After the panelists spoke, those in the audience posed questions for the speakers and others in the room, in cluding several social service agencies, including the Teen Challenge program. Were looking to help people with addiction, to open the event. Were not looking to arrest people. Were looking for the people that are pushing the drugs to our children and our community. Those are the ones were aggressively after. While Mr. Spivey credits law enforcement with giving him a chance to turn his life around through Teen Challenge, there are other re sources available, too, many of which were in attendance that evening, including Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Fifth Street Center and the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition with its program for mothers suffering from addiction. One man in the audience spoke his sons addiction and how treatment hasnt worked for him. He didnt know what else to do. You never know when someones going to get tired of it, said Mr. Spivey. Just dont give up. There will come a day when he gets tired of it. There will come a day when the drugs dont work anymore. Emma Phillips of Healthy Start told the audience of a resource 24-hour line manned by Lutheran Services of Florida to connect those seeking drug treatment to resources. The number is 1-877-229-9098. THINGS TO DOexhibits, local vendors, kids activities and Floridafriendly landscaping advice. It is sponsored by the extension oce and local master gardeners. For more info, call 259-3520.APRIL 9Healthy Baker/Infant mortality task force meets12 p.m. 2 p.m. Baker County Health Department 480 W. Lowder St. Macclenny, FL The countys Infant Mortality Task Force, a partnership between Northeast Florida Healthy Start and the county health department, will meet Monday, April 9 following the Healthy Baker meeting which begins at 11:45. APRIL 12New River library coop meeting4 p.m. 5 p.m. New River Solid Waste Facility The New River Public Library Cooperative Governing Board Meeting will be at the New River Solid Waste Facility.APRIL 13Dollar karaoke at the brewery6 p.m. 9 p.m. Crooked Rooster Brewery 1478 S. 6th St. Macclenny, FL 32063 Crooked Rooster Brewery is hosting a dollar karaoke fundraiser to benet the Womens Center of Jacksonville during Sexual Assault Awareness month. There will be prize drawings for $5 as well as hamburgers and hotdogs for donations. All proceeds will benet survivors of sexual assault. From page 1 AUTO HOME LIFE BUSINESS1161 S. 6TH STREET ~ 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 259-2525 7163 E. Mt. Vernon St. Glen St. Mary SUNDAY SPECIAL8 PC. CHICKEN DINNERS with 2 sides and 4 biscuits or cornbread$1599NOW OPENfor Breakfast & Lunch7 DAYS A WEEKBreakfast 5:30 10:30 am Lunch 10:30-2:30 pm From page 1 Gary Christmas speaks about his battle with meth addiction.Addiction: Resources there if you lookGarden fest set for April 7The 10th 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. The annual Cherokee of Georgia Spring Powwow is scheduled for April 5, 6 and 7 in St. George, GA. The festivities include childrens activities, native day and Friday and the powwow admission is free whether camping over night or parking and leaving. Concessions will include Indian fry bread and chili, hot dogs, fries and beverages. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. all three days with the grand entry and intertribal dancing set for 7 p.m. Friday. There will be two grand entries Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The grounds and bathrooms are handicap accessible. Only service animals are welcome and no photography, The address is 110 Cherokee Way, St. George, GA. Call (904) 446-7223, email or visit the groups Facebook page, Cherokee of Georgia Tribal Grounds, for more information.Annual Cherokee powwow April 5-7Scout sign-upsCut Scout Pack 555 will have sign-ups for boys entering the first grade in the fall on April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the extended day room on the PreK-K campus in south Macclenny. Camping, racing derby cars, shooting BB guns and bow and arrow are just a few of the fun activities that Cub Scouts do.Fraser reunionThe annual Fraser Family Reunion will be held Sunday, April 8 at Heritage Park in Macclenny. Reg istration begins at noon, business meeting at 12:30 and lunch at approximate ly 1:00 p.m.. Additional parking space located behind Heritage Park. ADD YOUR COMMUNITY EVENT TO THE ONLINE & PRINT CALENDAR


Page 4 T B C P ursday, April 5, 2018JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comIn its quest to boost pet adoption rate above 50 percent this year, the county has applied for nearly $20,000 in grant funds to extend the roof at the Steel Bridge Road shelter to cover the outdoor portion of kennels and the sidewalks visitors use to peruse the dogs, as well as purchase software to make marketing the dogs and cats online much easier. County manager Kennie Downing, the owner of multiple dogs herself, an nounced the move at last weeks county Animal Advisory Committee meeting March 27. The grant applica tion deadline was the following day, so she said she sub mitted it without the panels input. One of the advisory com ways to reduce the number of animals euthanized at the shelter, which has space for some 42 dogs in the kennels. According to the application for the $50,000 maximum grant, the county took in 956 animals last year and the shelters live re lease rate, which includes adoptions and the release of captured animals to their owners, was 50.3 percent, meaning the remaining 49.7 percent were euthanized. In 2016, the live release rate was even less at 45 percent. The application also demonstrated the tight budget for county animal con trol, stating that two fullaccount for about $88,000 of the departments roughly $117,000 budget, with the remainder going to opera tions and maintenance of the dog kennel and adjacent cat house, a converted mobile home used mainly to cage felines. The first request in the application, $15,560 for extending a metal roof over the outdoor kennels and sidedogs and visitors. We thought itd be a great idea to get some awnings ... to protect the ken nels and potential patrons on the sidewalks, explained Ms. Downing. In the summer it gets awfully hot and it would be nice if the dogs and the people could get a little bit of shade while theyre talking to the [animal con spend with the dog, the more likely they are to adopt it. The county has also sought bids for a new roof at the shelter with better insulation to keep the facility cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The second request, for tion software, ShelterLuv, to automate our monthly reporting, create electronic upload photos and descriptions to various websites to advertise for adoption, accept fees online and create a record to track animal control call-outs, reads the application. Ms. Downing described the software as simple and very intuitive. Today records are kept on paper and manually entered into spreadsheets on a computer at the shelter to calculate adoption rates and the like. Its much less time con suming, said animal control director Georgia Monfort of using the software. The software costs $4 per adoption, which wouldve been about $3800 last year. I know theres a maximum well reach, but I think we can get over 50 percent, said the county manager, adding if the number of adoptions increases perhaps more volunteers will step forward to help boost them even higher. Looking farther into the future, Ms. Monfort said another large need is for additional kennel space, particularly for sick animals that need to be quarantined. She said today a sick dog takes up four kennels, two on either side and one across the walkway. Some vets, committee members said, have isola tion rooms for such animals washing. Dog Days festival nearly set The advisory board also provided updates on planning for the second annual Dog Days of Baker Festival scheduled for April 14 at the fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. cess to all the activities and contests during the festival, including face painting, temporary dog tattoos, shertume/ best-dressed contests for dogs and kids, dog talent show and howling contest. There will be watering and bathing stations for efit county animal control and at least one food vendor serving hot dogs, snacks and drinks. Additional vendors spots are available for $25 a booth.COUNTY ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE $25 o Expires 3/31/18Carpet, Tile or Upholstery Cleaning275-4379Carpets and area rugs act as air lters in the home, trapping allergens and bacteria, but they need to be deep cleaned to remain eective.Minimum purchase $115 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 SPRING &APRIL 26-29Midway 6:00 pm Thurs-Fri, 1:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm Sunday Rodeo 7:30 pm nightly BAKER COUNTY AG FAIR 10X16 GAZEBO 12X16 $92PER MO. $100PER MO. $144PER MO. 10X12 $69PER MO. 12X16 $119PER MO. 12X16 $119PER MO. 12X12 $85PER MO.PRE-OWNEDDEALS 1168 W. MACCLENNY AVE. 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Nicholas Parker, 39, of Macclenny was named in a complaint on March 25 for attempting to steal a pair of shoes and an electric razor from Walmart, items valued at $72. He was observed by a security employee putting the shoes on and leaving an old pair, then later concealing the razor under his shirt. Thornton, 32, and April Moore, 27, of the same Umatilla, FL address, alleging they changed price labels on several clothing items, a book and door knob before going through self-checkout. A surveillance video obtained by police on March 23 implicated Julie Rousseau, 47, of Macclenny in the theft of $56 worth of merchandise by changing price tags taken from shot glasses worth 20 cents each. She had two other items in a purse, according to a police report. Police arrested a Macclenny man in the early hours of March 29 for posing .3 grams of the drug in stop. botham pulled over James Harris, 24, shortly after 1:30 a.m. after the motorcyclist rode past the stop line at Ohio Avenue while traveling north on West Boulevard. Mr. Harris words were labored and slurred, according to the deputy, and the suspect admitted to taking pain medication a few hours earlier. A search of Mr. Harris uncovered a small baggie containing a white, pow dery substance in his front pocket, which he freely admitted to being methamphetamine. In other drug-related incidents: Kelsey Keaton, 20, of Jacksonville was jailed the morning of March 31 after she was caught attempting to smuggle marijuana and synthetic marijuana into Baker Correctional in the west county. Deputy Jared Millard who said she found three small bags wrapped in electric tape inside Ms. Keatons potato chip bag. The suspect was inside the visitation area awaiting a visit with an inmate, according to the deputy. itive for .5 grams of marijuana. The second and third bags one contain ing a green, leafy substance and a red, leafy substance both weighed .7 grams. the substance as synthetic marijuana, but did not have the proper test kit to test the substance. Ms. Keaton denied ownership or knowledge of the substance, Deputy Millard reported. She was arrested for felony smuggling contraband into a prison and misde meanor counts of pos session of marijuana and possession of synthetic cannaboid. Ritchtaino Gaston, 21, of Jacksonville was jailed the evening of March 23 after Detective Keith Parker found the same synthetic drug in small baggies pulled from his pocket. The suspect was a passenger in a Nissan stopped in south Macclenny for possible involvement in an unrelated incident. Craig Blackburn, 36, of Glen St. Mary was arrested the evening of March 27 for possession of a small amount of marijuana and resisting without violence. Detectives Kenneth Parker and Buck Dyal made contact with the suspect, and Det. Parker had Mr. Blackburn empty his pockets. Mr. Blackburn had to be physically re strained after he snatched away from Det. Parker and me, as the detective began a pat search. Police found one mar ijuana cigarette in with a pack of regular cigarettes. of the state game enforcement agency FWC arrest ed James Johnson, 24, of St. George, GA on March 25 for possession of a marijuana pipe taken from a pants pocket. The officer was pa trolling in the Bethea management area in the north county when he came upon the suspect walking with a fishing pole. He didnt have a license, and had an outstanding warrant for an Arrest for meth in a pocketAccused of failing to make payments WANT TO LEARN CPR AND FIRST AID?The Baker County Health Department holds classes monthly.Call 259-6291 ext 5269


ursday, April 5, 2018 T B C P Page 5 25 naming Sarah Dugger, 25, of Macclenny for battery on her ex-boyfriends current girlfriend at a residence in the north city that afternoon. Deputy Andrew Thames said he spoke with Shelby Qualls, 20, of Sanderson at Fraser Hospital where she sought treatment for Ms. Dugger while the former sat in a vehicle near the residence of her boyfriend Justin ONeill, 34, on North Fifth Street. Ms. Qualls said she was approached by at Baker Correctional, who then pummeled Deputy Thames said Mr. ONeill gave a version of events consistent with those of Ms. Qualls. Deputy Chad Montean arrested a 17-year-old north Macclenny male on March 30 and charged with him battery of his 53-year-old mother at their residence on East Ohio Avenue. The mother claimed she was pushed down four times, and the deputy noted she was lying on the ground outside their residence when he arrived at the scene. She further claimed her son became violent when she prevented him from leaving with a vehicle because they had recently been to Fraser Hospital where he as given medica tion for an undisclosed condition. A surveillance video bore out the mothers version of events, said the deputy, who addmedication. The accuseds girlfriend, who witnessed the incident, said the teen became angry when he was accused of lying.CIRCUIT COURT First Baptist ChurchOF MACCLENNYIt Feels Like Home372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave.Directions from I-10: Take Exit 335 N. Go 1.3 miles North on Hwy. 121 See steeple on left SUNDAY SERVICESSunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:00 pmWEDNESDAY SERVICESAdult Bible Groups 6:00 pm Awana for Children 6:00 pm Youth Group 6:00 pm Dr. Edsel M. 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Arthel Church, 45, of 12 years Arthel Churchon a variety of drug-related charges stemtial informants working for year. year federal probation at the time after serving more than 15 years in custody, according to court records. Because the recent cases of selling cocaine and prescription drugs took place within 1000 feet of Keller Interme diate School he must serve a minimum of three years. es other than sale included possession with intent to sell, maintaining a nuisance where drugs are used or sold and possession of paraphernalia. Another Macclenny drug dealer, Larry Major, drew a sentence of six years after pleading to a variety of counts dating back to set-up transactions in the south city last year involving opiates or derivative drugs. Mr. Major, then 23, was arrested at his residence in late November as part of a dragnet that Larry Majorbrought in nearly two dozen suspects connected to the local drug trade. He served a one-year prison sentence for possession of synthetic meth and was released a year ago. He has past convictions by a convicted felon, drug sales in 2015 and 2017, armed robbery in 2015, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and shooting into a building. In other prison sentences, all ordered on March 27: mitted to violating proba tion on 2017 convictions for felony possession of marijuana and paraphernalia Court records show the violations involved changing residences without notian arrest in February for sale Antonio Shapiro, 26, was given just over 30 months by Judge James Colaw for violating probation for aggravated assault in 2016. He also changed residences, and failed to re failed to pay supervision costs and tested positive in January for marijuana use. Another convicted felon with prior prison terms, Lewis Churchville II, 31, will go back for three years for violating a drug offender probation imposed Lewis Churchville IIon him last November. He has an extensive record of 13 con from felony battery to grand theft and credit card fraud. Mr. Churchville served prison terms in 2018 and 2016 for some of those offenses, state records indi cate. He violated probation when arrested in March for possession of meth. Anthony Rhoden, 26, was given an 18-month term for violating probation for 2015 convictions for possessing a listed chemical and drug paraphernalia. He recently tested positive for both meth and marijuana and lied to his probation ofuse. Amanda Bozeman, 25, will serve a year and seven days for violating probation for sale of a substance in lieu of a controlled drug. She changed residences. pled with failure to pay treatment early resulted in a one-year, seven day term for Cody Davis, 20, who earlier was convicted on two counts of dealing in stolen property. Nathan West, 19, got a similar term for violating probation on two counts of burglary in 2016. He changed residences, refused to take a drug test and failed to complete treatment. In non-prison sentencings that day: Marco Terrell, possession of paraphernalia and prescription drugs, non-assigned license tag, no valid license; three days in jail, 18-month probation. Matthew Weichman, driving while license suspended, non-assigned tag; three days in jail, one-year probation, obtain a drivers license. Bobby Jones Jr., bringing forged bank bills into the state; 98 days in jail, 30-month probation. Donald Holland, possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid drivers license; 22 days in jail, 18-month probation. James Render III, sale and possession of opium or derivatives (two counts); one-year house arrest, fouryear drug offender probation, addiction evaluation. Justin Davis, burglary, grand theft; four-year drug tion evaluation. 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Page 6 T B C P ursday, April 5, 2018 Well its that time of year. Yep. Spring cleaning. Its not that I dislike spring cleaning; its just that I know that when I am done, I will run into an unusual problem. thing I cleaned up. drawers and for a day or two feel very good about myself. I papers to get to my desk. I can sit in the chair and admire all my neat shelves and arranged knick knacks. Then the unthinkable happens, as it did today on Day 1 of spring cleaning. I sat down to practice my guitar and it was nowhere to be found. I asked Kelley, who answered, I think it was on the dining room table. ing a deep cleaning later this week. At no point did I run across my sheet music. That sent me on a 30-minute quest that made Sundays egg hunt pale in comparison. I looked around, under and through in a fruitless search. Do you think you threw it out? No, I didnt throw it out. Did you look in the bedroom? Yes. And the bathroom and the living room and in your book bag. Why did you look in my book bag? Because it is the Elephant Graveyard of papers. It could easily have migrated there. But it didnt. Spring Cleaning. Limbo. I sort of understand that. As I clean up I put things in what I consider new and better places that make much more sense at the time. Thats what I did a couple of months ago with my car payment booklet. I put it in a great new place limbo, never to be seen again. It is somewhere that makes absolutely perfect sense that it should be there. Only I have no idea where that new place is. Its like changing a password on your computer. The new one makes perfect sense for the 20 minutes that you remember it. And it made such perfect sense that you dont bother to write it down. Or if you do, you put it somewhere that makes absolutely perfect sense for it to be there. With your sheet music and car payment book and the key to the padlock on that shed you never go in. Limbo. Im convinced that when you die, if you go to the bad place, you immediately remember where all the things that you have ever lost are located. That X-Men No. 5 comic 49 single socks, two expired drivers licenses, 22 computer passwords. The list is endless. But you cant get to them and it wouldnt do a bit of good if your could. And as you see them all on a shelf in plain sight there is a demon on your shoulder laughing in your ear. The Demon of Spring Cleaning. Though its subsided somewhat, the clamor continues to trash the Second Amendment guaranteeing the right to bear arms (own guns). To many of those in the movement, and somewhat older activists not ashamed of using teens to advance their agenda, it would seem a matter of simple voiding the amendment one of the 10 in our foundation Bill of Rights. Good luck it aint gonna happen. lem with guns is perhaps understandable. A disturbing number of high school students dont know the name of their state governor, add or subtract an amendment. The former has happened 27 times since the latter but once with the repeal of the 18th Amendment (prohibition). To pass an amendment, change its wording or add one, two-thirds of the U.S. House and Senate must agree and fourths of the state legislatures. Or, constitutional conventions by two-thirds of the states can initiate it, but it still has to Considering the prickliness of sentiment on both sides of the gun debate, the odds of amendment word altering or elimination are slim indeed. Yours truly remains troubled by the in school buildings, night clubs and other public venues have at their core the more troublesome and elusive elements of mental illness, estrangement from the public mainstream and, particularly in the case of the Parkland massacre, repeated warnings of impending disaster broadcast by the shoot ers themselves. The guns are the passive players in these tragedies. They are inert objects put to evil use. The missed signals at Parkland will be ar chived forever in the annals of bureaucratic incompetence of maddening and massive proportions. That Parkland students amassed at Tallahassee and Washington and didnt focus on the publicly-funded agencies charged with protecting them is astounding in its folly. Whether states adequately fund mental health services can be debated, but not in the Parkland case. This is not to argue that anti-gun folks should not push for tighter rules on allowing legal gun access to persons with unhealthy mental history, or the ability of states to redue process. The risk can be minimized beyond what authorities (not the incompetent ones) can legally do in 2018. True reform must fall short of believing the Second Amendment is going away. 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ursday, April 5, 2018 T B C P Page 7JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comNearly two years after he became the head of the countys combined land development, building and zoning departments, renamed the Community Development Department, Chris Milton is leaving the post for the private sector. Hell soon be working in the land acquisition department of KB Homes and earning a substantially higher salary, which he says was a big factor in the move. Its an opportunity that has been in the works over the nitely not a decision I made overnight, Mr. Milton posted on Facebook March 28. I have worked for Bak er County for 13 years now and realize how truly blessed Ive been. Ive met some awesome people along the way that Im now glad to call good friends. I never had intentions of going elsewhere, but its amazing where God will take you when you step out on faith. I will be able to provide for my family at a level that Ive never been able to before. His last day is April 28. With Mr. Miltons secretary, Bobbi Thrift, retir ing this month as well, the department will need new leadership soon. Mr. Milton said during last weeks Land Planning Agency (LPA) meeting the Northeast Florida Regional Council may be able to bridge the gap until a new director for the department is hired. Ms. Thrifts replacement, Julia Cox, is now being trained. Still, the LPA board is in the midst of rewriting major portions of the countys land development regulations and is about to embark on a rewrite of the countys com prehensive plan, which hapIts not the best time for me to be leaving, Mr. Milton admitted the evening of March 29. In light of the impending staffing shortage, LPA members voted to pare back its twice monthly meeting schedule to once a month. The final meeting with Mr. Milton will be April 12 when the board considers two applications: One is an appeal from Lee & Baker Properties, Inc. of Mr. Miltons determination that a proposed subdivision plan would not conform to the countys codes, specifically a requirement that lots close to the City of Macclennys centralized water and sewer system hook into that system and a prohibition on subdivisions with unpaved roads. The address of the 15-acre property is 4385 Wolfe Drive with access to the unpaved South Fifth Street. Jack Baker Jr. of Lee & LPA board in February of his impending request, which he said would help him avoid costly expenses related to road paving and hooking up to the citys water and sewer system. At that time Mr. Milton said Mr. Baker proposed using less expensive gravel to harden the road and installing wells and septic systems for each of the lots. Mr. Baker is proposing a subdivision of seven, 1.6-acre-plus lots accessed by a privately maintained, unpaved road, explained Mr. Milton this week by email. The county LDRs (land development regulations) do not allow unpaved roads for new subdivisions. Mr. Baker wants the lots to have septic and wells, rather than tying into the city water and sewer system, which is required by Baker County LDRs and the comprehen sive plan. Previously, Mr. Baker said he preferred to develop the property with seven lots in that fashion rather than selling more lots of a smaller size to cover costs associated with the new infrastructure. Macclennys water and sewer hookup fees vary but the cost is generally about $1700 per unit when utilities exist on the same side of the road as the lots to be connected and about $2800 when they exist directly across the street up to 40 feet away. The Florida Department of Transportation estimates the cost of constructing an undivided two-lane rural road with 5-foot paved shoulders at more than $2.2 million per mile. Mr. Baker also previously estimated his cost for the infrastructure at roughly $200,000. The second request set to be heard later this month from Jeremy and Lydia Pons for a variance in the permitted uses at their 8-acre property at 9821 Pine Top Road in Glen St. Mary. The couple wants to use the site for a kennel, which is only allowed in the agriculture zoning district with an approved special exception from the county. Mr. and Mrs. Pons want to move their pet grooming and kennel business (Bed, Bath, & Barks) from US 90 to their home on Pine Top Road. Baker County LDRs allow these types of businesses on Agriculturally-zoned properties by special exception, said Mr. Milton. After that meeting Mr. Milton said applications could slow down until a new director is hired. Honestly, well probably tell people who come in for applications, if they can something that can, well ask them to that, he said. On the agenda for last weeks meeting, however, was discussion about managing access to major roadways as the county continues to grow by limiting the number of curb cuts and median breaks to reduce risks of trafThe board has been reviewing draft changes to the countys existing land development regulations regarding so-called road access management, which gov ern various classifications of roadways, access connections and driveway delot standards, lot width-todepth ratios and other elements. The board has yet to vote on the revisions yet, and with Mr. Milton exiting his position, it could be months before the issue is taken up again. He has been the driving force behind the proposed changes.COUNTY LAND PLANNING AGENCY 1443 S. 6th St. Macclenny259-8484Mon. Fri. 9-6, Saturday 9-5 rfnnrrtbttbttrtr Granny Bs GardenNOW OPEN FOR SPRING!Large variety of landscape perennials Open Daily 9 517430 N. CR 125 7 miles north of GlenBertha Crawford, Owner A convicted felon from Glen St. Mary was arrested about midday March 30 for possession of ammunition after he was stopped for driving on a suspended license. Deputy Shane Dickens pulled over 40-year-old Travis TyRoad after seeing him behind the wheel of a 2006 Chevrolet multiple active suspensions, the tag attached to the truck was not assigned to it and the assigned tag was expired, acDeputy Dickens also found two rounds of .380 ACP am munition in the truck. Mr. Tyson was sentenced to 21 months in prison in October, 2013 for child neglect and possession of drugs without a prescription. He earlier served prison time for a string of burglaries in 2010 and 2011. Eugene Farmer, 20, of Macclenny was jailed the morning of March 30 on a Union County warrant after he was located at a West Minnesota Avenue residence. Trooper K.W. Frost of the Florida Highway Patrol arrested a 16-year-old female from Sanderson for DUI the afternoon of March 26 after questioning her in the parking lot of Wendys in Macclenny. The girl had been involved in an argument with restaurant employees witnessed by troopers Frost and Dan Myers. Felon is stopped with ammunition I never had intentions of going elsewhere ... I will be able to provide for my family at a level Ive never been able to do beforeChris Milton, outgoing community development director Milton leaving for private sectorPossible delay in petitions Photo courtesy of Sherrie RaulersonRetirees honored for 30, 35 years of workSchool district retirees LuAnne Williams (left) and Gail Brown (right) were honored last week for their years of service to the school district and community. Ms. Brown worked in the school system for 30 years as a classroom teacher, dean of students, vice principal and principal at Baker County High, Westside Elementary and Keller Intermediate schools. She continues to train substitute teachers, as well as new teachers. Ms. Williams worked 35 years in the school district as a kindergarten teacher, assistant principal and principal at Macclenny Elementary School. She was also a principal at West side. After retirement, Ms. Williams taught at the Adult Education Center for two and a half years. Together these individuals have made great contributions to the Baker County School District and our community, said a district press release from Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson (center). Both retirees were feted March 27 during the Baker County Education Foundations annual Leaving a Legacy dinner to benet the foundations student scholarships and mini-grants for teachers. 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Page 8 T B C P ursday, April 5, 2018JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comDuring a ceremony at the courthouse last week to mark the state Sexual As sault Awareness Month, 4th Circuit State Attorney Bill Cervone called for support in amending the U.S. Constitution to protect the rights of crime victims. We all know the Con stitution speaks very plainly about the rights of the accused, said the 25-year prosecutor on March 29. We all know those are sometimes at odds with what we in the prosecution and law enforcement community think about things. We all know theyre a part of our Constitution and they should be. What Im challenging you to do is understand is that victims rights should also be a part of that same document. Surely survivors of violence of every kind ... deserve the same consideration. After reading the 150word amendment, which addresses rights related to restitution, participation in court proceedings without unreasonable delay, notice of court hearings and offender releases or escapes and safety and privacy of victims, among others, the state attorney from Gainesville summarized the legalese as an acknowledgment that victims stand on at least equal the eyes of the law. While many states have laws protecting such rights or those rights enshrined in their state constitution, an amendment to the U.S. Constitution would cover the entire country uniformly. As such, amendments to the U.S. Constitution require of the states as well as passage by Congress. Its not easy, but it is worth it with this cause. My challenge to you is help those of us who are supporting it by registering your support for this very important initiative, said Mr. Cervone, who passed out copies of the amendment and where to sign the online petition at He said he was inspired to do so by a young state senator from Oklahoma named Brooks Douglass who advocates for the national victims right amendment. They met at a conference of the Na tional District Attorneys Association two weeks prior to the ceremony. As a teenager Mr. Douglass, along with his parents and sister, were tied up and shot during a home invasion robbery in 1979 in a rural town outside of Oklahoma City. His sister was repeatedly raped, but Mr. Douglass and his sister survived. Their parents did not. Mr. Douglass eventually became a mover and shaker in the victims rights movement and is now pushing for the amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which the state attorney described as a milestone proposition for our country. Awareness month kick-off Mr. Cervones call to action came during a half-hour ceremony to organized by the Womens Center of Jacksonville and its Rape Recov activities to raise awareness about sexual assault. It was attended by about two dozen community partners. Representatives from the center sat with Mr. Cervone and Captain Chris Volz a large teal banner hung above the courthouse steps with words, Silence Hides Violence! Rape is a crime. Talking about it isnt. Teal nual campaign and banner Use your voice. Following a welcome and opening remarks by Baker Countys victim advocate Emily Lender, centers advocacy director Sarah Wiese read aloud the proclamation declaring April Sexual Assault Awareness month. Ms. Wiese holds a bache lors degree in criminal justice and criminology and interned with the center starting in 2013 before becoming a victim advocate. She now leads the centers rape recovery team supervising victim advocates and nurse examiners in Duval, Baker and Nassau counties and coordinates sexual assault forensic examines. By being here today you are sending the message that Baker County supports sexual assault survivors and there are resources available, she said, pointing out the various partner agencies present including the sheriffs department, state attorneys She said the month of April is used to spread awareness that sexual assault is widespread and it impacts the entire community, not just victims. She cited statistics that 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives. Among children, the sexual assault rate was one in four girls and one in six boys. Our words shape the world around us. Whether you speak out against locker room talk or help someone better understand these issues, your voice is powerful and necessary in this conversation, she said. Individuals can show their support for survivors by standing up to victim blaming, shut down rape jokes, correct harmful misconceptions, promote ev eryday consent and practice healthy communication with kids ... The centers executive director since 2016, Teresa Miles, who holds a masters degree in social work from FSU and has served as a sexual assault advocate, also addressed the audience, saying, In communities like Baker County you have the opportunity to create a culture. And in my two years here Ive seen that Baker County made a very deliberate decision to shine a light on sexual assault and not keep that in the darkness and I think thats important and necessary for people to heal. Capt. Volz, in turn, complimented the center for its partnership in advocating for victims. We are truly blessed to have such amazing partners in our community who we deal with daily such as the Womens Center and the advocates they have ..., he said. Were able to work together to give victims of sexual assault a platform for safety, necessary services, transportation and guidance through the criminal justice process. We hope to contincaring and dedication. The ceremony was also to include a speech by Ruth Gregg, a local victim of sexual assault, but she could not attend. However, Ms. Linder, the centers Baker County advocate, shared Ms. Greggs story on her behalf. She was to speak about the misconception that sexual assault victims are women and the perpetrators men. Her story is truly amazing because her perpetra tor was her own mother as a child ..., said Ms. Linder. Victims can be men or women. Perpetrators can be men or women. It can be all genders. It can be the person standing next you. Ms. Linder said Ms. Gregg, a 25-year psychiatric nurse, also wanted to speak about how she coped with her abuse by journaling and healthy outlet for your feelings rather than continuing a cycle of abuse by abusing others. Ms. Gregg was one of a few of her sibling who did not continue the cycle of her brothers and sisters. She wanted to drive your outlet and do what works for you in your healing, said Ms. Linder. Woodlawn KennelsQuality 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 We Make House Calls LOCAL BAKER COUNTY ROOFING CONTRACTOR Free roof estimates Free hail damage inspections(familiar with insurance claims) Re-roof New roof Repairs Steep or Flat 904-435-ROOF (7663) Proposed constitutional amendment for victims rightsThe following rights of a crime victim, being capable of pro tection without denying the constitutional rights of the ac cused, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State. The crime victim shall have the rights to reasonable notice of, and shall not be excluded from, public proceedings relating to the oense, to be heard at any re lease, plea, sentencing, or other proceeding involving any right established by this article, to proceedings free from unreasonable delay, to reasonable notice of the release or escape of the accused, to due consideration of the crime victims safety, dignity, and privacy, and to restitution. The crime victim or the crime victims lawful representative has standing to assert and enforce these rights. Nothing in this article provides grounds for a new trial or any claim for damages. Review of the denial of any right established herein, which may include interlocutory relief, shall be sub ject to the standards of ordinary appellate review State Attorney Bill CervoneCervone calls for U.S. victims rights amendmentTo kick o sex assault awareness month County ocials in attendance included Clerk of Courts Stacie Harvey (second from left) and Superintendent of Schools Sherrie Raulerson (far right).Womens Center advocacy director Sarah Wiese. 24-hour RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273


ursday, April 5, 2018 T B C P Page 9 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2018-CP-13 IN RE: The Estate Of THERESA LYNN CLOUSE, Deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION Summary Administration of the Estate of THERESA LYNN CLOUSE, deceased, le number 02-2018-CP-13, has been led in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, located at 339 E. Macclenny, FL 32063. The name and address of the person sending this notice is: Donald C. Clouse, P.O. Box 592, Sanderson, Florida 32087. The name and address of the Petitioners attorney is: Joseph L. Mannikko, Esq., PO Box 1667, Macclenny, FL 32063. All claims against the estate must be led within the time period set forth in FS 733.702, or, as to creditors required to be served, 30 days after the date of service of this notice on the creditor or be forever barred. Date of rst publication is March 29, 2018. /s/Joseph L. Mannikko JOSEPH L. MANNIKKO CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE BY CERTIFIED MAIL I certify a copy of the foregoing and the Petition for Summary Administration were served on the following persons: Florida Dept of Revenue, Mail Stop 1-3841, 5050 West Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32399 and Agency for Healthcare Admin FL Medicaid Estate Recovery Program, PO Box 12188, Tallahassee, FL 32317 by certied mail, return receipt requested on March 21, 2018. Attorney for Petitioner: MANNIKKO & BARIS /s/ Joseph L. Mannikko Florida Bar No.: 383120 P.O. Box 1667 Macclenny, Florida 32063 904.259.4134 800.986.6018 fax 3/29-4/5c AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de BAKER, Estado de la Florida, el da SEIS de NOVIEMBRE de 2018 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Senador de los Estados Unidos Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 5 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Representante Estatal: distrito 10 Juez del Circuito, 8. Circuito Judicial: grupos 3, 4, 5 y 8 Juez del Condado: grupo 1 Junta Escolar: distritos 2, 3 y 4 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Baker: grupos 1, 2, 3, 4 y 5 4/5-4/12c NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in BAKER County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day of NOVEMBER, 2018, A.D., to retain the following ofces: United States Senator Representative in Congress: District 5 Florida Cabinet-Governor Florida Cabinet-Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet-Attorney General Florida Cabinet-Chief Financial Ofcer Florida CabinetCommissioner of Agriculture State Representative: District 10 Circuit Judge, Eighth Judicial Circuit: Groups 3, 4, 5 and 8 County Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 2, 3 and 4 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Baker Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 4/5-4/12c A, R&R, Inc. 11837 N SR 121 Macclenny, FL 32063 The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on April 20, 2018 at 10:00 am at A, R&R, Inc. 11837 N SR 121, Macclenny, FL 32063: 2015 Dodge Challenger VIN# 2C3CDZFJOFH713317 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix VIN# 2G2WR584761104720 2003 TLM Trailer VIN# 2MN01AAH731004741 4/5c Higginbothams Towing & Recovery Inc. 7611 West Mt. Vernon St. Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on April 20, 2018 at 10:00 am at Higginbothams Towing & Recovery 7611 West Mt. Vernon St., Glen St. Mary, FL 32040: 2008 Lincoln MKZ VIN# 3LNHM26T18R657773 4/5c Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. 10510 Duval Lane Macclenny, FL 32063 Notice of Public Sale: Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on April 20, 2018, 12:00 pm at 10510 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1997 Ford Ranger VIN# 1FTCR10AXVTA85856 2000 Buick LeSabre VIN# 1G4HR54K3YU223375 2001 Honda Accord VIN# 1HGCG16521A071537 1994 Mazda P/U VIN# 4F4CR12A6RTM81423 4/5c CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2017-CA-000116 RM 30A Properties, LLC, Plaintiff, v. MacClenny Storage, LLC, Defendant. _________________________/ NOTICE TO INTERESTED PARTIES To all creditors and other parties inter ested in the property owned by MacClenny Storage, LLC, known as All Safe Mini Stor age, located at 190 South Lowder Street, MacClenny, Florida 32063 (the MacClenny Property), please take notice that: 1. On December 18, 2017, Plaintiff led a Complaint asserting an undivided interest in the MacClenny Property. 2. Subsequent to the ling of the Complaint, several individuals and entities have asserted claims relating to the MacClenny Property. 3. Pursuant to Court Order, all creditors and other persons having claims or demands against MacClenny Stor age, LLC must le their claims with the Court in the above-referenced case ON OR BEFORE 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THIS TIME PERIOD WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is April 5, 2018. Geddes D. Anderson, Jr. 1501 San Marco Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207 904-598-9282 4/5-4/26c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018 CP-11 In Re: The Estate Of CLAUDE W. BLACKWELL, Deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the administration of the Estate of Claude W. Blackwell, Deceased, has been opened in the Circuit Court in and for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the physical address of which is 339 Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063. Loretta F. Rowe has been appointed as the Per sonal Representative of the Estate of Claude W. Blackwell, whose address for purposes of this publication is Law Ofce of Suzanne C. Quinez, Post Ofce Box 130, Middleburg, FL 32050-0130. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections, challenge the validity of the will, the qualications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to le their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other per sons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the rst publication of this notice must le their claims, in duplicate, with the Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must le their claims, in duplicate, with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is: April 5, 2018. Personal Representative: Loretta F. Rowe c/o Law Ofce of Suzanne C. Quinez, P.A. Post Ofce Box 130 Middleburg, FL 32050-0130 Attorney for Es tate: Law Ofce of Suzanne C. Quinez, P.A. Post ofce Box 130 Middleburg, FL 32050-0130 (904)2826022-phone/(904)282-6076fax (Service Of Pleadings/ Documents Only) (Correspondence) 4/5-4/12c LEGAL NOTICES Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal Reroofs & Roof Repairs Shingle Reroofs & RepairsYour hometown contractor! LLCFREE ESTMATESLIC.#CCC1330274LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#CBC12595582593300IN GOD WE TRUST. 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The Subject Property consists of approximately 1.00 acre located on the north side of Christie Court, west of Suzanne Drive (see map below). SYNOPSIS: Ordinance No. 18-07 involves an ap plication for voluntary annexation of approximately 1.00 acre into the City of Macclenny. The Subject Propertys Future Land Use Map (FLUM) and Zoning Map designations shall be changed from its Baker County designations to equivalent City categories. sity Residential on the Citys FLUM and Residential, Single-family, RS-2 on the Citys Zoning Map. nance will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in the City Commission Cham bers at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. There shall be no vote by the City Commission regarding this Ordinance at this meeting. The City Commission meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public hearing will be held shortly after the meeting is called to order. Interested persons may appear at the hearing and be heard regarding the adoption of the proposed amendment. COMMISSION VOTE: A public hearing requiring City Commission action on the proposed Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in the City Commis sion Chambers at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. The City Commission meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public hearing will be held shortly after the meeting is called to order. Interested persons may appear at the hearing and be heard regarding the adoption of the proposed annexation. The complete legal description by metes and bounds and the proposed Ordi through Friday during regular business hours. Should any person decide to appeal any decision made as a result of this hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of these proceedings is made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Manager at (904) 259-0972 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. How far does your paycheck go compared to other places in Florida? Pretty far, according to a recent study tech company that based its review on taxes, purchasing power, unemployment and income growth. The study found that Baker County ranked fourth highest in Florida behind Calhoun, Sumter and Gadsden counties. St. Johns County, typically at the top in terms of educa tion, income, health and other measures in Florida, ranked 10th on the list. the most paycheck friendly places in the country. These are places in the country with favorable economic conditions where you get to keep more of the money you make, stated a press release from the company. To compare take-home pay, the study looked at semi-monthly paychecks for individuals with two personal allowances, apply ing the relevant deductions and exemptions before income tax withholding and assuming a $50,000 annual income. Counties were then ranked by take-home pay. Purchasing power was determined by comparing household incomes to the cost of living and income growth measured the rate of growth in median income Baker had a higher purchasing power ratio with income being 1.74 times the cost of living than all but two of the top 10 counties and the state as a whole, where income was 1.43 times the cost of living. Baker Countys takehome pay ranking was equal to the other top counties, but unemployment was 3.3 percent here compared to 3.7 percent state wide and 2.7 percent in St. Johns County. The countys income growth rate was 2.5 percent compared to two-tenths of a percent in Florida and 3.6 percent in Calhoun County, the top ranked in paycheck friendliness.TOP PAYCHECKFRIENDLY COUNTIES IN FLORIDA Bi-week pay Purchase power Unemployment Income growth Score1 Calhoun $1,742 1.29x 4.0% 3.6% 59.21 2 Sumter $1,742 1.73x 4.8% 3.3% 58.05 3 Gadsden $1,742 1.21x 4.3% 2.9% 56.59 4 Baker $1,742 1.74x 3.3% 2.5% 55.35 5 Monroe $1,742 1.66x 3.3% 2.3% 54.34 6 Holmes $1,742 1.26x 4.2% 2.2% 54.22 7 Columbia $1,742 1.33x 3.5% 2.1% 53.74 8 Franklin $1,742 1.32x 2.8% 1.7% 52.22 9 Santa Rosa $1,742 1.92x 3.2% 1.6% 51.94 10 Saint Johns $1,742 2.13x 2.7% 1.6% 51.86 Florida $1,661 1.43x 3.7% 0.2%Source: Baker 4th friendliest for paychecksJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comA Day of Hope Inc. will present a Teen Challenge rally the night of April 13 at Baker County High School, which will feature free food, music and a drug prevention message aimed at middle and high school students. The program is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. following a 75 attendees at 5. Singers who are involved with Teen Challenge, a program that helps people dealing with addiction, will perform for about 30 minutes before the Stay Sharp drug-prevention program. Stay Sharp standing for Sharing Hope with At Risk People is an 11-minute video broken into segments, and people will share their stories between each portion, Mike Spivey explained. We try not to scare people. We try to educate and let them know that you dont have to do this, said Mr. Spivey, a Glen St. Mary resident who has been involved with Jacksonvilles Teen Challenge Mens Center since July, 2012 and will cele brate six years of sobriety on April 5. Its not about having fun. Its not about being cool. Its about being smart and taking care of your future. to educate teenagers about the dangers of drugs. I was accepted to the University of Florida engineering program straight out of high school, but because I didnt make wise decisions that focused in that direction I ended up a drug addict a few years later, he said. Thats what we hope to let them see. If you play around and make bad decisions youll end up bit so to speak. The rally is the third-annual event hosted by A Day of vious two years. Founder Thomas Gainey, a Macclenny resithe center in Bonifay, FL in 2006, and the organization had a I count it a great honor to come in with these guys, team with these guys, Mr. Gainey said. The upcoming rally is several years in the making, Mr. Gainey said. He said he and Mr. Spivey showed Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson the Stay Sharp program three years ago. Now, the timing is right to have it move forward. Here he was turning his mess into a message so to speak in his own life. I just think three years ago God was putting people in place for such a time as this, Mr. Gainey said. ... The stars have aligned so to speak. Youve two passionate people here that love our hometown and we just want to do something. A Day of Hope Inc. is planning several more events through the summer. Mr. Gainey said he would like to partner with other community groups for a backpack giveaway in July, and has put in a deposit at the middle school for August 29 to have Pam Stenzel, an abstinence-only Christian speaker, give a presentation. But he hopes the rally on April 13 is one of many more be tween A Day of Hope Inc. and Teen Challenge. I would hope we could do a Teen Challenge rally every year and maybe grow it every year, Mr. Gainey said. PHOTO BY JON SHUMAKE Mike Spivey (left) and Thomas Gainey.Drug prevention rally aimed at teens is set for April 13 2018 GRADUATION ADSSenior photos and scholar athletes Graduation night photos Other special featuresTHE BAKER COUNTY PRESS SAMPLES AND PRICES AT BAKERCOUNTYPRESS.COM259-2400 Starting at $30 24-hour RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273


Page 10 T B C P ursday, April 5, 2018 With heartfelt thanks for your continued trust and supportServing Baker County and Surrounding Areas Since 1949 Bill Guerry, L.F.D. Owner Diane Guerry, Owner Brittnee Milton, L.F.D. Garrett Milton, Funeral Intern420 East Macclenny Ave. | US 90 East | Macclenny | 259-2211 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in 259-4529 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 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 WANT TO LEARN CPR AND FIRST AID?The Baker County Health Department holds classes monthly.Call 259-6291 ext 5269 Rev. Anderson, had prison ministryRev. Joseph Clyde Anderson, 77, of Glen St. Mary died on Monday, April 2, 2018. Born in Baxter to the late J.C. and Mary Anderson, he was a lifelong Baker County resident. He spent almost 40 years as an ordained minister and was a member of Bethel Holiness Church in Jacksonville. Rev. Anderson devoted over 25 years to prison ministry at Baker Correctional, including the re-entry facility, and Cross City Correctional in Dixie County. He was estry and then Rayonier Inc., where he was employed until his retirement. Rev. Anderson loved his family and took on the responsibility of organizing the Anderson family reunion for the last 35 years. In his free style meal. Rev. Anderson is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Anderson; sons Joseph C. (Tracey) Anderson Jr. of Sanderson and Jeremy L. Anderson Sr. of Glen St. Mary; daugh ter Melanie Anderson of Macclenny; brothers Rev. John nie (Ruby) Anderson and Michael (Sherrie) Anderson, all of Macclenny; sister Cleo (Sam) OSteen of Mayo, Florida; nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Johnny Malachi Anderson, brother Edward Anderson and sisters cas. The funeral service will be held 3 p.m. on Friday, April 6 at the Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny with Burial will follow at Taylor Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 at the church. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements. Joseph AndersonGarland Chandler, 69, of Glen diesGarland Gene Chandler, 69, of Glen St. Mary died peacefully on April 2, 2018 with his wife of 50 years and daughter at his side. Gene was born near Florence, South Carolina, graduated from McClenaghan High School and attended the University of South Carolina. He was a Vietnam veteran who served 12 years in the U.S. Navy, settled in Jacksonville and retired from St. Lukes Hospital. He loved the Lord and was a member of First Christian Church of Macclenny. He enjoyed mission trips and Christian fellowship. Mostly, Gene adored and loved his grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Walter and Frances Chandler. Mr. Chandler is survived by his loving wife, Lola Hep burn Chandler and daughter Jennifer OSteen, both of Glen St. Mary; grandchildren Nicole and Brook OSteen; brother Tommy Collins of Eutawville, SC and sister Wendy Smith of Pamplico, SC. A memorial service time will be announced at a later date. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.Gabby Crews, 74, dies on March 28Harley Edwin Gabby Crews, 74, of Baldwin died on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Orange Park Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Crews lived in Baldwin all of his life and was employed as a switchman/ conductor with the CSX Transporta tion in Baldwin for 36 years until his retirement in 2002. He was a member of the United Transportation Union in Jacksonville and enjoyed hunting and working on his farm. Mr. Crews is survived by his wife of 44 years, Diane L. Crews; sons Harley E. Crews Jr. and Jonathan W. Crews, all of Baldwin. A funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Crews was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Baldwin Church of terment was at Boones Creek Cemetery, St. George, Georgia. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Marvin Davis, 63, dies April 1stMarvin Aaron Davis, 63, of Glen St. Mary died on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at his residence following a brief illness. He was born in Jacksonville and lived in the Sanderson and Glen St. Mary area all of his life. He was an iron worker in the construction industry for over 30 years until ill health forced his retirement in 2013. He was a member of the local iron workers Union #597 of Jacksonville, and loved watching NASCAR events, the Florida Gators and enjoying his family and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Mancie Aaron and Vergalyne Henderson Davis. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife Janet Davis; daughter Carley Davis, both of Glen St. Mary; sons Matthew (Sarah) Davis of Macclenny and Michael Davis of Palatka; brothers Rusty (Gail) Davis of Sanderson and Les ( Maggie) Stone of Glen St. Mary; four grandchildren. A funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Davis was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny with Rev. David Thomas, pasment was at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Sanderson.Mrs. Haverkamp, former residentBeverly A. Haverkamp, 77, of Geronimo, OK died on March 31, 2018 at her residence under care of the Comanche County Memorial Hospital Hospice. Beverly was born on March 3, 1941 in Indianapolis, IN to Walter and Laverne Martin. She was preced ed in death by her husband James Haverkamp, father Walter Martin and mother Laverne (Klusman) Martin, brother Richard and sister Marsha. Mrs. Haverkamp and her late husband lived in Macclenny from 2005-2013 and were active members of the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son Christopher (Jeannie) Haverkamp of Kenosha, WI; daughter Wendy (Robert) Jones of Geronimo; sister Barbara (Joe) Kedanis; brother Walter (Helen) Martin; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Geronimo on Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. In lieu of society and the Wounded Warriors Foundation.Funeral on Friday for Mrs. OBerryPeggy Sue OBerry, 59, of Macclen ny died on Thursday, March 29, 2018. A lifelong Baker County resident, Mrs. OBerry was the youngest child of the late Edward and Thelma C. Dinkins. She enjoyed living a simple life going ers and gardening and spending time with her family. She was a sweet-na tured woman who always put others before herself. Mrs. OBerry is survived by her husband of 33 years, Clarence Doodle OBerry; sons Marcus (Renee) Brantley of Green Cove Springs, Tommy Crawford of Jacksonville and Jason (Susan) OBerry of Medford, Oregon; daughter Tommie Sue (James) Swindell of Glen St. Mary; brother Marcus (Joyce) Dinkins of Macclenny; sisters Jean Barton, Joan Lyons, Alice Lauramore and Liz (Rich) Lauramore, all of Macclenny; 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Buster Spencer. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, April 6 at Community Full Gospel Church, Glen St. Mary, where Mrs. OBerry enjoyed attending. Pastor Tommy Richardetery in Macclenny. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 at the church. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements. Garland Chandler Harley Crews Marvin Davis Beverly Haverkamp Peggy OBerry Obituaries and a photo are printed for free.


ursday, April 5, 2018 T B C P Page 11JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comSeveral former BCHS Wildcat baseball and softball stars had big weekends on the diamond to help their teams to important conference victories. Junior Landon Boyettes Thomas Night Hawks have won eight straight games, including a three-game sweep over Sun Conference rival South Carolina Beaufort. Boyette batted 1 for 3 with two runs, a walk, a hit by pitch and a stolen base on March 30 as Thomas (2217, 5-10) pulled out a 13-11 victory. The Night Hawks won Saturdays doubleheader games 16-1 and 12-1, and Boyette went 2 for 4 with an test. The Night Hawks swept a doubleheader over Trini ty Baptist College on March 27. Boyette went 1 for 2 with a two-run triple in the Hawks (19-17) won 18-0, but was held hitless as Thomas won the second game 7-0. Senior catcher Kylie Holtons Morehead State Lady Eagles (18-8, 2-2) swept Tennessee State on March 31 in an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader. Holton batted 2 for 2 with a double and RBI single in her in Morehead States 2-1 victory in the late game. The No. 15 Middle Georgia State Knights swept Loyola in a three-game Southern States Athletic Conference series to improve to 28-11 overall and 8-4 in the conference. Senior first baseman went 2 for 3 with a double, RBI and a run scored as the Knights bleheader 7-0 on March 30. Senior pitcher Jared Crews strikeouts, allowing just two hits and two walks. Flores also went 1 for 3 with a sacState won the second game 5-1, and then had a pair of walks on March 31 in his teams 6-1 victory. After dropping two straight home games to second-ranked Georgia Gwinnett College, the Knights bounced back with an extra-innings road win on March 27. Flores batted 1 for 3 with two walks, and he scored the go-ahead run in the 10th inning in his teams 5-4 victory. Junior pitcher Zach Rafuses South Carolina Aik en Pacers lost two of three games to UNC Pembroke in a Peach Belt Conference series. Rafuse allowed four runs and eight hits and 5 2-3 innings in the no-decision, striking out two and walking four on March 29 in the 15th-ranked Pacers 6-5 loss to open the series. The Pacers (21-12, 12-6) ended the series with a 12-2 win on March 31 after losing the second game 8-3 the previous day. Freshman Madison Kennedys No. 14 Florida State Lady Seminoles have won 17 straight games, including a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference sweep over Georgia Tech. FSU (296, 9-0) won 13-2 on March 30, 4-2 on March 31 and 11-3 on April 1. Sophomore pitcher Dylan Halls FSCJ BlueWave (13-19, 3-9) split a pair of conference games on consecutive days. The team lost 6-3 at St. Johns River State College one day after topping Lake-Sumter State 10-2. Hall allowed three runs and four hits in three innings on March 28, and his FSCJ BlueWave fell 4-2 at Lake Sumter State. He also had four strikeouts in the game. The BlueWave are set to visit Lake Sumter State March 30 and St. Johns River State College on March 31. The Tallahassee Community College Lady Eagles have lost 12 straight games to fall to 10-28-1 overall after getting swept by Gulf Coast State College in a doubleheader on March 27. Sophomore Brandie Callaway went 1 for 3 with a double in the 10-3. She had an RBI in her teams 13-6 loss in the second game. Sophomore Callie Paine allowed seven runs in four innings with two strikeouts. 409 W. Macclenny Ave | Macclenny, Florida904-259-4600Because family matters. Let us take care of yours.We are here to assist you with: Burial and cremation options Pre-planning and payment options; saving you time, money and stress No Special Pricing No Hidden ChargesCommitted to serving your family with the HONESTY, RESPECT and DIGNITY you deserve.www.forbesfuneralhome.netFAMILY OWNED & OPERATEDH.M. 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Bring your best props and dance moves for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE! For more information call 259-3922 Dorothy Shepard, former residentDorothy Jean Shepard, 82, of Lake City died Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Lake City Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born in Cleve land, Pennsylvania and resided in Glen St. Mary for 30 years before moving to aircraft assembly mechanic with Aero Corp. in Lake City for over 25 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Macclenny and loved gardening and taking care of her kittens. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Warren Shepard and her parents Howard Daniel and Kathryn Grace Goitshall Mensch. Mrs. Shepard is survived sons Richard Hartman, Tim othy (Karin) Hartman and Thomas Hartman, all of Lake City; step-sons Richard Shepard of Clearwater, Florida, Donald Shepard of Burkburnett, Texas and Steven Shep ard of Oklahoma; step-daughter Debra Everard of Virginia; sisters Doris Smith of Catawissa, PA and Judy Mowery of Light Street, PA; one grandchild. A funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Shepard will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 6 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.Memorial April 21 for Mr. WardwellLeslie Les Warren Wardwell, 69, of St. George, Georgia died on April 1, 2018 at St. Vincents Riverside Center for Caring in Jacksonville. He was born March 22, 1949 in Jacksonville to the late Leslie Edward Wardwell and Chastie Richards Wardwell. Les graduated from Mainland High School in Daytona, Florida in 1968, and moved to St. George from Port St. Lucie, Florida in 2011. He spent most of his life as the owner operator of Wardwell Heating and Air. When not working he tique tractors and engines. Les had a real passion for riding, building, restoring and drag racing cars and motorcycles. He was predeceased by his parents and son Leslie David Wardwell. Mr. Wardwell is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary Lou Paulk Wardwell of St. George; sons Matthew Warren (Tracy) Wardwell of St. George and Joshua Jon athan (Adrianne) Wardwell of Port St. Lucie; sister Eva (Richard) Libby; grandchildren Christian, Katie, Joel, Matthew, Marty and Otis. A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at Ferreira Funeral Services in Macclenny with PasNortheast Florida or 4266 Sunbeam Rd Jacksonville, FL 32257-2425 Dorothy Shepard Leslie Wardwell Big week on diamondALICIA LAMBORNHORTICULTURE AGENT Baker County Extension Service Load up your wagon for the tenth annual Spring Garden Festival and enjoy a fun-filled day of shopping from local plant vendors, plus kids activities, gardening exhibits, door prizes and more. Vendors include the Baker County Master Gardener Plant Sale, Baker County FFA, Baker County Firewise, Daylily Delights Nursery, Florida Gateway College, North Glen Farm, the Plant Ladies, Sands Nursery and the UF/IFAS Extension bookstore. Visitors can also receive Florida-Friendly landscaping advice from UF/IFAS Extension master garden ers and stroll through the gardens located on the property. The festival will be held on Saturday, April 7 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the arboretum and gardens located at the Agricultural Center in Macclenny. The festival is sponsored by the Baker County Extension Office and is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (904) 259-3520.Spring fest is Saturday Ads starting at $30 THE BAKER COUNTY PRESSGet 15% o if purchased by APRIL 20 2018 BCHS 259-2400 GRADUATION ADS!SENIOR PHOTOS SCHOLAR ATHLETES AND MORE! Samples and prices at ADD YOUR COMMUNITY CALENDAR EVENT


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ursday, April 5, 2018 T B C P Page 13JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comJunior short stop Hunter ing Colby Kennedy and lift ing the BCHS Wildcat baseball team to a dramatic 8-7 win over Santa Fe. The Cats (11-4) responded after watching a two-run lead evaporate in the top of the seventh inning. Jacob Deason hit a tworun single with two outs in the inning, giving the Raiders a 7-6 advantage and fully erasing the three-run lead Baker County built with a Graetz jump started Santa Fes rally with an RBI single line. Still, despite the momentum shifting toward Santa Fes favor, the Cats didnt give in, and ultimately won their 11th game in 12 outings. We knew we was down, but we come together as a team. We knew we could put two up to win, so thats what we did, said Noblitt, the teams No. 9 hitter. Were a team. We stay together. We help each other out. Outfielder Travis Neal, who batted 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, scored the game-tying run on Kennedys hard hit single up the middle. Neal initially reached base on a walk, and then stole third after reaching second on a passed ball. Kennedy, who batted 2 for 4 with two RBIs, moved er during Jarron Hodges at bat. Wade Johnson hit into Kennedy to third, setting up Noblitts game-winning hit. When they give us opportunities were going to take them, Noblitt said. And the Cats made the most of the opportunity in Neal, Preston Sutton and Johnson all hit RBI singles in the inning, and Casen Milton scored on an error by Santa Fes third baseman during Kennedys at bat. The Cats benefited from other free base runners in the frame, as Conner Moore reached safely after the third strike bounced past the catcher and Clayt Smith was hit by a pitch. Smith and Neal both hit first-inning RBI doubles, giving Baker County an early 2-1 lead after Dave Mitchum scored on a passed ball in the top half of the opening frame. Santa Fe scattered single and sixth innings before re gaining the lead in the sev enth, but the visitors missed several prime opportunities to add more runs. The Raiders stranded 11 runners on base, including with the bases loaded in the sixth inning and two run ners in scoring position in the second inning. Starting pitcher Jordan Vanvactor got out of the second-inning jam after Santa Fe advanced runners to second and third with one out. He forced a ground out be fore ending the inning with a strikeout. Kennedy allowed three runs on five hits in 3 2-3 innings. Joel Satterwhite earned the win with 1 1-3 innings and three strikeouts, including the one that ended the sixth inning. Baker County was schedApril 4 against Cook County. First pitch was set for 1 p.m. We play together. We all have heart, Noblitt said. We dont play for ourselves. We play for each other, our brothers, the person beside us. Cats blow out Eagles View Pitchers Vanvactor, Hunter Wilson, Zach Lyons and Mike Davis combined to throw a two-hit shutout on March 27 and the Cats blew out host Eagles View 13-0 to rebound from their District 3-5A loss at Suwannee the previous Friday. The pitchers also combined for nine strikeouts and were led by Wilsons four in two innings pitched. Vanvactor struck out the side in the fourth win in as many starts up to that point. Baker County scored six runs in the third inning after scoring three in each of the first two innings to quickly pull away. The Cats took advantage of Eagles View pitching miscues in the third inning, scoring on three walks, a hit batter and a wild pitch in addition to Wilsons RBI single. Neal hit a pair of run-scoring singles, including a twoan RBI line drive to center also had two hits with a second-inning RBI single. Moore drove in a pair of on an error. 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Page 14 T B C P ursday, April 5, 2018JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comFollowing the BCHS Lady Wildcat softball teams three-hit shutout home loss year head coach Kylee Canaday challenged her players to step up at the plate. What she got in return output in weeks. Allie Crummey batted 2 for 2 with an RBI, Taylor Dyal went 2 for 4 with a lead(11-5) piled up 10 hits on March 29 in their 8-1 home win over Yulee. Both the hit and run totals were the teams best since it stacked up 12 hits and nine runs in its District 3-5A win over Bolles on March 15. We played great at the plate, made the adjustments we needed to make, coach Canaday said after the win. ... All the way from the the bench we just played as a team and they came in clutch tonight. Catlin Harvin had two RBIs in the game, including one in Baker Countys third frame. Kiki Carter, Kat Rhoden, Cassidi Beaver and Marissa Rhoden all drove which turned the close game Crummeys RBI single to Countys lead to 8-0. Liz McGovern pitched four shutout innings and ter in every inning she appeared. She allowed just one hit as she commanded the outside corner of the plate. She was hitting her spots tonight and their batters were not making the adjustments so we continued to throw out to them all night, coach Canaday said. She just hit her spots. She did a great job. Coach John Holton did a great job calling pitches for us tonight and the kids came through and hit their spots. The Lady Cats traveled to central Florida earlier this Baker County was scheduled to play Apopka on April 3 after playing at Montverde the previous night. JV Lady Cats end season with win Taylor Crews went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, Harlee Williams also batted 3 for 3 with a double, and the BCHS JV Lady Wildcat softball team ended its season with a 6-1 win over Yulee on March 30. Reagan Griffis drove in Williams on an error for the go-ahead run in the second inning of the game, which ended during the bottom of 90-minut time limit. The JV Lady Cats (5-3) nal inning before the game was stopped. Alyssa Taylor ning RBI single. Crews, Karli Johnson and Cassie Turner also plated runs in the frame. Pitcher Emily Lee allowed eight hits and a walk with one strikeout in the teams JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comSenior weightlifter Dalton Simon has had an illustrious career for the BCHS Wild cats. The three-time state the schools record board, boasts two District 6-1A and Region 3-1A individual and team championships, and he won the 2017 state title in the 154-pound class. But there is still one accolade missing: A team state championship as an active lifter. He will have a chance to add the elusive trophy on April 6 at the Class 1A Flori da High School Boys Weightlifting State Championships. Baker County is competing for its seventh state championship since 2008 and the as champion or runner-up for 10 straight seasons. Thats the only thing I havent been a part of is to lift and win a team state championship, said Simon, who also claimed sixth in the state in the 139 classes as a points behind the winning total. ... I think this year we should have it. If we dont have it I think it would be a shame. I think we got a great shot. We have quite a few thats going to score, and we have a few that should score pretty high. Simon is one of 12 Wildcat weightlifters who qualified for the state meet in Panama City Beach. Baker County has lifters in nine of the 10 weight classes, including two divisions the 169 and heavyweight with a pair of competitors ranked in the top six. Simon in the 169 and Marcus Dialo in the 139 enter the competition as the top lifters in their weight classes, leading a group of nine Cats who are ranked in scoring position. The number of lifters that qualify with good totals is where you begin talking about team championships, head coach Scott McDonald said. This is another one of those really good teams. I think we have a great shot at winning a team state cham pionship. A state title would be the programs second one in three seasons. The Cats earned a share of the title in 2016 in a 15-point tie with Vernon, but Simon missed the season while recovering I was tremendously happy for the team, but I was real down on myself, the 19-year-old Glen St. Mary resident said about the 2016 title. I didnt feel like I put or for the team itself, so that was really a hard one for me. He was unable to lift for several months following the shoulder injury. He went to physical therapy for eight weeks in lieu of undergoing surgery, which he said would have jeopardized his future in competitive weightlifting. But sitting out gave him an opportunity to observe lifters he looked up to. He watched as Jarvis Desue captured an individual state championship that year. Simon has since broken Desues school records, but his former teammates per formance still serves as motivation. Watching him do that and looking at him as hes the best on the team that year makes me realize I am where he was, and its helped me to keep going really, Simon explained. His strength quickly came back to him once he re turned to training the summer after his injury, and he soon became on the states best lifters. He won the state championship in 2017 by 30 pounds, which tied the meets third-largest margin of victory. Despite Simons individual title, the Cats finished one point shy of repeating as state champions. Baker County settled for runner-up behind regional rival Madison Countys 22 points. That was a really bitter moment to see one point slip away from us, he said. Now, as a senior, hes hoping everything falls in line for himself and the team. It would feel like Ive actually came and done and accomplished what Im working for this whole four years, said Simon, who is competing to join Lucious Lee and Reuben Jackson as Baker Countys two-time state champions. That would make it feel right. But hes not only eying Baker County history; he also has his sights set on state history. He wants to break the 169 class state record total of 690 pounds. He enters the meet with the 655-pound total he posted as the Region 3-1A meet, which was 10 pounds lower than his District 6-1A championship total. nal clean and jerk at the re gional meet, resulting in the lower total, but said he feels like he still has room to improve upon his district mark. Pulling them reps and looking back at footage and talking with the coaches telling me how easy they looked, how much it looked I had in the tank left, it really inspires me, Simon said. I feel like Im able to do the state record, what it takes. He said he has to hit all three bench press attempts lift to have a shot at the state record. Doing so would give jerk lifts to break the record. His best non-competition bench press (375 pounds) and clean and jerk (305 pounds) equal the state re cord total. But he has to put all the lifts together on the sports biggest stage to etch his name in history. I want to set history while doing this. I want to be in the record book, Simon said. Thats why Ive done what I can to set the records for the school and thats really why my greatest goal is to set a state record. That way I have records all around. And to be a two-time would be amazing. STATE QUALIFIERS CLASS RANK NAME TOTAL119 3rd Carson Padgett* 375 129 7th Josh Dialo 405 15th DJ Duran 380 139 1st Marcus Dialo* 505 154 4th John Green* 505 169 1st Dalton Simon* 655 3rd William Bloodsaw 575 183 8th Seth Paige 565 199 5th Brandon Combs 600 238 5th Kyle Gri s 630 Unlimited 2nd Cooper Hodges 740 6th Tyler Burnsed 685*31A REGIONAL CHAMPION Purchase this photo at Photo by Jon ShumakeDalton Simon lifts the clean and jerk during the Region 3-1A meet.Simon eyes history as Cats aim for state title Purchase these photos at Photo by Jud JohnsonKat Rhoden makes the catch, avoiding a collision with Taylor Crews (left) and Kiki Carter in the ineld. Marissa Rhoden beats the throw to rst base. Emily LeeJON SHUMAKEThe BCMS Bobcat foot ball team will hold tryouts for current sixth and sev enth graders from April 23 to May 18. The tryouts, which are scheduled to run from 2 to 5 p.m., are open to both students enrolled in the middle school and those who are home schooled. Students must com plete the FSAS physical form available the schools for tryouts. Dopson Family Medical Center on Third cals on April 18 beginning at 3 p.m. The B-Cats will also play in a jamboree game at Orange Park Junior High School on May 15. The programs game against Lake Asbury is scheduled to begin at 5:40 p.m. The jamboree will also taste of action in the eightteam Northeast Florida Athletic Conference, in which it will compete in the fall. Orange Park, Oakleaf, Lakeside, Wilkinson, Lake Asbury, Green Cove Springs and Bradford make up the remainder of the conference.Bobcat football tryouts April 23Ladies heat up at the plate Ads starting at $30 THE BAKER COUNTY PRESSGet 15% o if purchased by APRIL 20 2018 BCHS 259-2400 GRADUATION ADS!SENIOR PHOTOS SCHOLAR ATHLETES AND MORE! Samples and prices at SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE!!!Did you know you can read the paper onlineOnly $25 a year! Call today for info259-2400T B C P


ursday, April 5, 2018 T B C P Page 15 CRIME DOESNT PAY, BUT WE DO!REWARDS UP TORemain Anonymous1-866-845-TIPS(8477)www.fccrimestoppers.comPaid by CSTF UNDEFEATED! Photo by Debbie PelhamThe BCMS Lady Bobcats pose for a photo following their nal win of the season. Front row (l-r): Emma Richardson, Brooklyn Davis, Taylor Mann, Emily Myers, Emaleigh Raulerson, Kalin Davis, Kyleigh Brown and Emilee McCabe. Back row: Head coach Angela Lauramore, Brooklyn Kennedy, Emily Grin, Kara Davis, Kaylee Rogers, Gracie Norman, Madison Lagle, Chloe Baldwyn, Haley Marker, Krista Crews and coach Gary Pelham. Emma Richardson Brooklyn KennedyJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThirteen games. Thirteen wins. Perfect season. The BCMS Lady Bobcat softball team during head coach Angela Lauramores 11year tenure on March 29 with a 9-1 home win over Lake City. The same formula that carried the Lady B-Cats to victory throughout the year big hits and dominant pitching lifted the ladies to their 10th win of the season The Lady B-Cats scored an average of 10.31 runs per game during the season, and won by an average margin of 9.15 runs. Madison Lagle threw 13 strikeouts in the complete game three-hitter. She struck out seven batters she faced. After Lake City got runners on with two singles and a error in the batters. Lagle started all 13 games and shut down Baker Countys opposition. She threw 130 strikeouts and posted a .541 ERA while allowrun fourth inning after building a 3-1 advantage through the opening three frames. LaEmilee McCabe hit a two-run double on backto-back at bats in the frame. led the Lady B-Cats in batting average (.605), hits (26), doubles (10) and RBIs (18), and she ended the season on a 10-game hitting streak. le, and scored the go-ahead run on Brooklyn ers, who went 3 for 4, doubled to drive in Ken nedy later in the inning, accounting for one of Rodgers two RBIs. Emily Myers and Chloe Baldwyn also doubled as half of Baker Countys 14 hits went for extra bases. Kennedy went 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBIs on March 27, and led the Lady B-Cats to an 8-3 win over visiting Suwannee 2-1, and Rodgers two-run single to the same area gave Baker County the lead for good later in the same frame. Rodgers went 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Taylor Mann also went 2 for 3 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored, including 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Lagle and Gracie Norman combined to throw the three-hitter. Lagle had 10 strikeman had two strikeouts with one hit allowed in two innings.13WINS0LOSSESLady Bobcats dominate in perfect seasonJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe BCMS Bobcat baseball team ended its a six-game winning streak. the fourth inning on March 29, erasing a a 9-5 home win over Lake City. Brady Chauncey hit the go-ahead two-out fourth-inning lead after the Falcons scored three runs to pull ahead in the third frame. Jamil Jones, who went 2 for 4, padded the advantage with a two-RBI triple to cen game-changing inning by scoring on a wild pitch. Jacob Miller who threw nine strikeouts ning to add cushion. Kale Gibson scored on a passed ball in the sixth inning, regaining Baker Countys four-run lead after Lake City scored two runs in the top half of the frame. The Falcons stranded eight runners on were left in scoring position. Lake City stranded runners at the corners following a seventh-inning two-out rally, and Dakota Dicks sealed Baker Countys season-ending winning streak with a strikeout. The B-Cats took a 2-0 second-inning lead as Easton Stevens scored on a wild pitch and The Falcons took their only lead of the game in the third inning, scoring two runs on er Stevens batted 2 for 3 with three runs. Baker County scored seven runs in the nee surge on March 27, and held on to win 7-6 in the six-inning home game. The victory marked the teams second straight one run Suwannee scored four runs during the two-out sixth inning rally with a two-run single, RBI base hit and a wild pitch. The visitors had runners at second and third with a chance to take the lead, but pitcher Ethan Ty Walkers RBI single and Conner Brassarts RBI ground out gave the team the lead for good in the fourth inning after falling be hind 1-0 in the top of the frame. The team extended the lead with Knabbs RBI single and Tyce Moores two-run base hit, and Chauncey, Jones and Wilford drew three straight bases-loaded walks. Third baseman Moore and Wilford, who ning. Purchase these photos at Photos by Jon ShumakeEaston Stevens awaits the ball on a picko attempt in Baker Countys season-ending win over Lake City.Brady Chauncey res the pitch against Lake City.Season-ending win streak


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