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The Baker County press
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Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comEden Hill became the owner of a 6-year-old pit bull named Blizzard Saturday after the dog spent months with county animal control shelter. Blizzard, who one animal control volunteer called Blaze because he was so energetic, was among eight dogs and one cat adopted from the shelter and a local cat rescue, Rollies Angels, during the second annual Dog Days of Baker festival and fundraiser last Saturday. He is such a good dog and so full of personality, said Ms. Hill of Blizzard early this week. My kids love him and hes already protective over them. She said her children were looking at puppies up for adoption, but she told them she didnt have time to train and take care of a puppy. Then the nice lady APRIL 19Elder abuse training8:30 a.m. 10 a.m. Baker County Sheris Oce 1 Sheris Oce Dr. Macclenny Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 with training from 9:00 10:00 a.m. There is no cost for the training. It is oered through a grant from the Community Foundation Giving Forward Endowment Fund. To register call Eileen Rodden (904) 722-3000, Ext. 213, or via email at erodden@ The public is welcome to attend.New 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. Fatal single vehicle accidentPage 2 Wildcat Warrior 5K Page 16 AT AGLANCE THINGS TO DOMORE ON PAGE 3 Cats swept by BollesPage 14 Go vote ...bakercountypress.comWho should pay for more corrections deputies requested at the jail?49% BCDC 30% Both 11% County 11% Undecided SPORTSBelford signs to EWC See page 14 273 E. MACCLENNY AVE. CALL 259-6117 FOR APPOINTMENT TRANSMISSION SERVICE rrfnt bn tt rtnrrtftnrfft trtFUEL INDUCTION SERVICEnrrt ft nrff t tr t tt WWW.BURKINSCHEVY.COM JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThree males were shot, one of them fatally, and sion charges following a shootout at an address in Glen St. Mary early Sunday morning. Police got a report of shots fired about 4 a.m. April 15 at 9368 CR 125 S. just north of the interstate a vehicle speeding away. Inside the 2015 Chevy passenger car were three people with gunshot wounds, who were sent to Shands Jacksonville with serious injuries, as well as several others. One of them, Corey Lauramore, 18, later died, according to the Baker County His brother, William Lauramore, 24, was treated at Shands Jacksonville and released into police custody in Duval County. He was transferred to Baker County Monday night. A 16-year-old male who was shot, and whose name is being withheld by BCSO, remained in the hospital Tuesday in serious but stable condition, according to Major Randy Crews. The three males were among seven who reportedly broke into the mobile home on CR 125 S. In addition to William Lauramore, four more have been arrested for home invasion, though BCSO says addition al charges could come later. The other suspects are Zachary Bell, 20, Joseph Albino, 24, Christian Watkins, 19, and Cayden Lauramore, 15. Police say not all of the suspects were armed and Christian Watkins Zachary Bell Cayden Lauramore Joseph AlbinoOne dies in Glen shootoutFeud likely result of Facebook clash Photos courtesy of Baker County Sheris Oce and Jessica PrevattFour of the ve home invasion suspects in custody after Sundays fatal shooting at this CR 125 trailer.See page 2 See page 2 Purchase these photos at Photos by Joel AddingtonSgt. Patrick McGauley and K9 deputy Blitz during Saturdays demonstration.Zane Cloutier with Luna during the best dressed dog contest.Great turnout at Dog Days JIM MCGAULEY editor@bakercountypress.comThe countys prospects for bringing new jobs into the area got a boost recently with the sale of the former Macclenny Products building and acreage, and a bust with the news that an Ireland-based concern has backed out of its plan to purchase the former Hanson Products site near Sanderson. Earlier this month, the long-vacant industrial property in south Macclenny sold to 1481 South 6th St. LLC, a foreign limited liability concern for an indicated price of $1.6-million. It will reportedly become a regional hub for distributing bathroom vanities and patio furniture. Bryan Bartlett, senior vice-president of Newmark Phoe nix Realty Group in Jacksonville that brokered the transaction, said the purchaser is a group of buyers based in northern California who market Starsong and Vanity Art products.Macclenny Products is soldKD Wall collapsesSee page 3 FILE PHOTO The commercial property on South Sixth Street recently sold for some $1.6 million.


Page 2 T B C P ursday, April 19, 2018told me a little about Bliz zard and how he was already trained, so we went to meet him and fell instantly in love! My son wouldnt let him out of his sight, she re called. The event also raised mal control. We are so pleased that Blizzard finally got adopted after being in Animal Control for five months! wrote county manager Kennie Downing by email early this week. Blizzard is such a sweet pit bull mix that animal control tried sever home at our Petsmart adoptions but were unsuccessful. The event, the brainchild of Ms. Downing and or ganized this year by coun ty commissioner secretary Sara Little, was downsized this year but attendance grew from 154 in 2017 to 240 this year. I think the event was better than last year. There were so many children laughing and having a fan tastic time, which was one of the primary missions of the festival: To have a great famdeserving dogs new homes, said Ms. Downing. Violet Cloutier, whose bulldog mix Luna, 2, competed in the talent show competition during the festival, agreed. Its family-friendly. Its fun for everybody and not too much money, she said prior to the contest in which her children Kimmie and ond place, respectively, with a chihuahua named Minnie and Luna. Ms. Cloutier said the dogs were trained for about two weeks before the talent show to sit, leap through a hula hoop or jump onto a stool. Third place in the competition was Alexis Norman and her dalmatian Vladamir, who did similar tricks. The event was fun, added Ms. Hill, whod never been to an adoption event previously. I doubt Ill go to another anytime soon or Ill probably end up with another dog. Beyond adoptions and contests, Dog Days of Baker also included face painting, kids games, a food truck, pet photo booths, a dog washdemonstration by the sher munity vendors. Ms. Downing said while she was pleased with the turnout this year she hopes to have more activities for dogs and their owners for the third annual event in 2019. She also wants to show case the adoptable dogs more. Get the adoptable dogs out of their cages and put them in the spotlight on the stage so everyone at the festival can see them and learn about them, she said. Hopefully the spotlight will get [more] animals adopted. 6X8 GAZEBO 12X16 12X20 12X16 $119PER MO. 12X16 $119PER MO.PRE-OWNEDDEALS 1168 W. MACCLENNY AVE. MACCLENNY || 259-4054 10X12 10X12 10X20 Authorized Dealer NO CREDIT CHECK RENT TO OWN 90DAYSSAME AS CASH 10X12 18X26 GARAGE WITH LEAN-TO 18X21 CARPORT W.A.C. W.A.C.Steel Buildings Greenhouses Portable Buildings Gazebos Garages Screen Rooms & More 12X12 $92PER MO. $176PER MO. $103PER MO. $69PER MO. $73PER MO. $100PER MO. $42PER MO. $144PER MO. $98PER MO. $205PER MO. $21PER Prices subject to change without notice. 259-2525 7163 E. Mt. 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Mr. Raulerson said a sinand then more shots, which he described as a hail of bullets, caused him to retreat, arm himself with an AR-15 and return fire in self-defense. I had to protect me and my family, said the Sanderson native who turned 19 years old April 17. He said he heard the suspects were taking Xanax and drinking that night and that they knew he had access to home. He said he doesnt believe they would have attacked his residence if they were sober. I didnt want to kill those kids ..., said Mr. Raulerson. ... I had to get them out of my house. The two groups of young men know each other and erson described as small time. He said he expected the ongoing dispute would before the shooting that a 23-year-old Glen St. Mary woman in Mr. Raulersons company was allegedly struck by an 18-year-old male who drove with Corey Lauramore and two others, ages 16 and 17, in a black Camaro outside a lounge on South Sixth Street where the incident took place, accordDeputy Mitchell Wight [see related story page 8]. The juveniles names were redacted, but Major Randy Crews of BCSO conthe same young man shot last weekend. The suspect in the gas station incident, DaRon Thomas of Sanderson, was arrested for battery against the victim, Christina Hauge, that evening as well as allegedly brandishing a silver handgun while walking towards her and Mr. Raulerson. Sheriff Scotty Rhoden said Tuesday that the dis pute at Bootsies lounge and earlier at a gas station may have escalated online and led to the shooting last weekend. The sad thing is its probably going to be [caused] by the altercation a week ago when [Mr. Thomas] got arrested and its still brewing and going on and theyre on Facebook arguing with one A similar circumstance an argument that festered online before turning have occurred in a drive-by shooting in March in southwest Macclenny in which a 20-year-old was shot but survived. This is two incidents that Facebook has caused multiple shootings and injuries to people and now its caused death. Facebook is the backbone of this here kids getting on Facebook and ar guing until it causes these Rhoden. Police dont believe the shooting was the result of a drug deal or robbery gone bad. Nothing indicates there drugs there that they were going to do a robbery, said Maj. Crews, noting also that he was still waiting on full list of all evidence collected by the FDLE at the shooting scene. He said had a large cache of drugs or money been confiscated as evidence, the state agency wouldve informed BCSO verbally. From page 1 Alexis Norman and Vladamir. Kimmie Cloutier with Minnie. Sparky leaps in the talent show competition. Zoltar shakes as Avery Bryan sprays him with water.Purchase these photos at Photos by Joel AddingtonBryleigh Godwin, 3, of Sanderson after getting her face painted.Jaxon Walker, 12, of Macclenny pets one of the adoptable dogs through its cage.From page 1Dog Days: Nine total pets adopted Shootout: Small time feud JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comA Macclenny man was killed Sunday morning when he lost control of his 1996 Ford Mustang on CR 229 heading north towards the interstate and crashed into a tree. Joseph Crews, 50, was reportedly a National Guardsman on his way to base about 6:45 a.m., according to WJXT/ News4Jax, when the accident occurred. For an unknown reason, said the Florida Highway Patrol in a press release later that day, Mr. Crews exited the northbound lane onto the shoulder, crossed the eastbound I-10 onramp down a small embankment and into the tree line where the cars left front hit a large pine tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.National Guardsman dies in vehicle crash


ursday, April 19, 2018 T B C P Page 3MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Bed, Bath & Barks Inc., a familiar fixture on U.S. 90 in Glen St. Mary for years, will close and relocate later this year in a new and larger building on the owners 8-acre agriculturally zoned residence on nearby Pine Top Road. Jeremy and Lydia Pons, owners of the kennel and pet grooming facility that has won praise for helping county animal control find adoptive homes for neglect ed dogs and cats, received a special zoning exception approval for the move from the countys Land Planning Mrs. Pons, who runs the kennel with the help of three employees, told the panel that everybody I have talk ed to about it are very excited. Of course, she added, theyre all customers. Her comments came during a public hearing that evening during which no objections were voiced to the special exception from anyone in the audience or on the LPA board. About the only question came from board member Greg Sheppard who wanted to know if the owners expected the business to grow after the move. I do expect there to be some growth of the business, but not substantially, said Mrs. Pons, adding that one of her main goals was to have a new facility that will be clean and more desirable. Chris Milton, the countys community development director, recommended ap proval of the couples appli cation, noting that letters had been sent to surrounding neighbors and a notice was placed in The Baker County Press and no public the request. Mrs. Pons said this week that she and her husband opened Bed, Bath & Barks in October, 2010 and hoped to be in their new building next to their home in about six months to celebrate the start of their ninth year in business. A new metal building containing 1500 square feet of space designed specifically for a kennel, surrounded by a full acre outdoors, will replace the present 1200 square foot office building with limited space inside as well as outside. Im looking for the opportunity to have a facility that better accommodates my business and gives dogs more space to run and play, Mrs. Pons said Tuesday. Itll also be an opportunity for a little growth as well. Because a kennel is a very wet business with all the animals receiving baths and owners expecting them to be dry when they pick them up, she said, her existing building just doesnt have the proper ventilation for it. Her new building will be more appropriately ventilated to allow shorter drying times for the animals, which leaves more time for hanging out with their playmates. Itll be an indoor/outdoor facility, she said. Theyll have plenty of opportunity for socialization outside the kennels. Though as the mother of three expecting a fourth child on the way, she has lots of other responsibilities besides caring for other peoples pets. Nonetheless, throughout her years in the pet grooming and boarding business, Mrs. Pons said, she has always been willing to help provide care or a foster home for abused or neglected animals, often volunteering her services to the coun tys animal control shelter. As testimony to Mrs. Pons compassion for animals, Georgia Monfort, di rector of county animal control, posted the following on the Bed, Bath and Barks website two months ago: This business has been awesome in helping some lucky animals passing through Baker County Ani mal Control. Lydia and her staff have donated their time and experience to giving comfort to some horribly neglected dogs and making them look like dogs again. We are so grateful for her empathy for the homeless animals of Baker. Though most of her clients are dogs and cats, Mrs. Pons said she has cared for rabbits, ferrets, goats, guinea pigs and pot belly pigs. The only other case before the LPA board last week resulted in denial of an appeal from Lee & Baker Properties Inc. seeking to overturn a determination by Mr. Milton that a proposed subdivision on Wolfe Drive would not conform to county codes requiring paved roads and connection to nearby City of Macclenny water and sewer lines. Jack Baker Jr., president of the development company, said plans for the 15-acre site off South Fifth Street called for wells and septic tanks for the seven 1.6-acreplus lots and some type of hard surface road, possi bly crushed rock or asphalt millings, but not a standard paved asphalt road four inches thick. Since the LPA board split 2-2 on the appeal in the absence of board chair Sharon Padgett and member Gabe Powers, the developers only recourse is to take the matter up with the county commission. I move that we go with staffs decision to deny, said board member Glen Patten following a hearing that eve ning. Katherine Heinz supported Mr. Pattens motion but Greg Sheppard and Allen Cross, who as vice chair pre sided over the meeting, voted against it, placing the ultimate decision in the hands of county commissioners. All board members were willing to accept the companys proposal to install wells and septic systems rather than be forced to hook up to the citys centralized water-sewer system, but they were divided on the paved road issue: Mr. Sheppard and Mr. Cross in favor of granting the appeal and Mr. Patten and Mrs. Heinz opposed. County building and zoning codes require new subdivisions to have paved roads with direct access to paved county roads and those where city utilities are available to hook into those lines, whether the properties are annexed into the city or remain in the unincorporated county. LPA members questioned whether the mandatory utility connection was reason able or even enforceable, but county attorney Rich Ko mando was also not present for the meeting.LAND PLANNING AGENCY THINGS TO DOWomans Club luncheon11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Womans Club 144 South Fifth St. Macclenny GFWC Womans Club of Macclenny invites you to the 37th Annual Prayer Luncheon at the Womans Club located at 144 South 5th Street in Macclenny on Thursday April 19, 2018 at 11:30 AM. RSVP appreciated by April 13th at(904) 2599690 to Patty Harvey.APRIL 20Illusionists at BCHS7 p.m. 9 p.m. Baker County High School auditorium 1 Wildcat Dr. Glen St. Mary, FL Two illusionists featured on Americas Got Talent will visit BCHS April 20 at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $7 for students and $10 for adults, door tickets are $10 and $13, respectively. $2 o advance tickets until April 13. Visit magicshowtix. com to order tickets, which can also be done at BCHS. Proceeds to benet the school.APRIL 215th Annual Possum in the Park Charity Music Festival9 a.m. 10 p.m. Heritage Park Village Lowder St. Macclenny, FL The fth annual Possum in the Park Charity Music Festival has been scheduled for April 21. The event is wholesome family fun with great food and lots of music. It will be help at Heritage Park in Macclenny, FL. For information on being a part of this great event contact Greg or Sarah Sheppard at crookedroosterbrews@ gmail.comEarth Day Critter Crawl in Okefenokee NWR8 a.m. 11 a.m. The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is hosting the Okefenokee Critter Crawl for visitors to come out and get some exercise and celebrate Earth Day. The Okefenokee Critter Crawl is a 5K or 1-Mile Fun Run organized by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Okefenokee Wildlife League. The refuge would like to invite runners and walkers alike to come out and join refuge sta and volunteers. The Okefenokee NWR will be oering this event at the Main Entrance (Suwannee Canal Recreation Area) near Folkston. APRIL 24BCHS Wildcat baseball vs Eagles View6:30 p.m. Baker County High School 1 Wildcat Dr., Glen St. Mary The Cats host Eagles View in their nal regular-season home game. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. From page 1 ILLUSIONISTS DAVID & JENNYFRIDAY, APRIL 20 As seen on Americas Got Talent!at BCHS 7 pm Student tickets $7 in advance $10 at the door Adult tickets $10 in advance $13 at the doorEARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT!$2 o advance tickets until APRIL 13Tickets and info at or Baker County High School STARTS FRIDAY SCREEN 1LUCY HALE inFriday 7:05, 9:10 Saturday 5:05, 7:05, 9:10 Sunday 5:05, 7:05 Wednesday-Thursday 7:30 NOW SHOWING SCREEN 2DWAYNE JOHNSON inFriday 7:00, 9:05 Saturday 4:50, 7:00, 9:05 Sunday 4:50, 7:00 Wednesday-Thursday 7:15 Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 before 6 pm 964-5451 101 W. Call St., StarkeVisit us online at He said the owners are in the process of obtaining bids from contractors on what he says will be major site improvements to the facility that was originally constructed as a General Electric panel board plant in the 1980s, then converted into a factory where imported clothing was assembled for distribution to major re tailers. It had been on the market for some time at $2.4-million. There was no immediate word on how many jobs will be created here or salary ranges, nor the timetable for opening the facility. Mr. Bartlett disputed earlier reports that the investors are Chinese, countering that they are American citizens of Chinese descent. He also claimed the products distributed from the local facility will be American made though the website of Starsong indicates its luxury line of products are made in China. On another front, it appears that KD Wall Systems will not be locating on the 15-acre former Hanson Rhoden Road. The proper ty went back on the market recently for just shy of $5 million. Darryl Register, executive director of both the Chamber of Commerce and Baker County Development Commission, said this week new avenues of financing hoped for by Kevin Donohoe earlier this year had not materialized and owner Arnold Rhoden Rd. Properties LLC has the 133,600 square foot buildings and property listed with Collier International. Mr. Donohoe was quotthat alternate investors could be located to start up the operation turning out prefabricated walls on the property vacated by Hanson in 2009. He could not be reached for comment this week. Last fall, the Baker County Commission agreed to property tax breaks over a 10-year period as an incentive to bring the plant here with its estimated 60 jobs. In another Chamber-related development, reconstruction began recently on 90 heavily damaged by an Mr. Register said contracts were hired with three local firms, Mark Thomas Construction, County Line Electric and Southern Air and Refrigeration, though he declined to reveal the amounts being spent to rethe project to be complete in about three months. The insurance settle ment reached so far is in the neighborhood of $125,000, according to local agent Richard Sinclair. In the interim, the Chamber and Development Commission relocated to an office in the Family Service Center near Keller Interme diate, courtesy of the school district.Jim McGauley can be reached at the above email address or at 2592400.From page 1Sale: For distribution site ...Animal grooming site granted approval


Page 4 T B C P ursday, April 19, 2018MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Phil Rhoden usually isnt the center of attention at Macclenny City Commission meetings. So, when his salary became a topic of debate at a board meeting the evening of April 10 he clearly didnt want to be there. This is very uncomfortable for me, said Mr. Rhoden when a proposed salary hike for the city managers position came up for debate. I didnt request it. Im very appreciative for what staff has done. He then asked to be excused and allowed to go home while the board continued the rest of the meeting without him. Moments after he left Commissioner Cecil Horne Jr. commented: I dont blame him. If it was me Id want to leave, too. If Mr. Rhoden, who was hired a few years ago after leaving a career at Northeast Florida State Hospital, had stuck around he might have become even more uncom fortable at all the accolades and words of praise for his leadership at city hall. After extolling his virtues of humility and dedication to public service, commissioners approved an increase in the city managers yearly salary from $80,225, which they all agreed was far too low, to $92,400. Money for the raise, which becomes effective on May 1, is readily available in the current budget without necessitating any cuts elsewhere, officials said. The $92,400 is still on the low side, but it in no way endangers our budget, said Mayor Mark Bryant, who first suggested last month that the city managers salary receive a substantial uptick. Its more in accordance with like cities. The salary adjustment was prompted primarily by a 2017 survey conducted by a national executive recruiting firm which compared budget information, including salaries and other data, from municipalities throughout Florida. The salary for the Macager was one of the lowest among cities of similar demographics in the sur$90,000. Commissioners and city hall staffers also pointed out that Macclennys manager is responsible for multi-million-dollar municipal water and wastewater treatment systems, whereas other small municipalities on the survey list do not own such facilities. Its more like managing a business, said Mayor Bryant of the city managers role. Board members previously have stated that when Mr. Rhoden retires in the next few years the city will need to have a salary high enough to compete with other simi lar sized municipalities also seeking new managers. We all know that hes going to retire shortly, said Mr. Horne, adding that a higher salary would be necessary to attract good candidates in the future. As the city continues to grow, particularly now that the economy and home building industry is growing stronger following the economic meltdown in 2008, city officials say it will be come even more crucial in future years to have salaries commensurate with the skills and educational back grounds of top administrators. Its ironic that the pay raise for the city manager comes a year after Mr. Rhoden spearheaded a successful move to seek salary increases for city commissioners. But they said the only reason for bumping up the managers salary now was because it was revealed as shockingly low in the survey. Phil is an amazing fellow and he does a great job, said Mayor Bryant, adding that Mr. Rhoden is on call 24/7, even when on vacation, and often can be found late at night with utility crews when a water or sewer main bursts, or tending to some other crisis situation. Hes down in the trenches quite literally, sometimes, the mayor said, noting that the city manager also must stay on top of budget matters, deal with city engineers, contractors and state agencies, and attend to numerous other duties and responsibilities. Melissa Thompson, administrative assistant to the city manager, said Mr. Rhodens retirement benefits wont be affected by the salary increase because he entered Floridas Deferred Retirement Option Program and his benefits are already set. In other business the city commission: Approved an application for voluntary annexation of another residence in the Owens Acres subdivision, raising to at least half a dozen families in the past year in the same neighborhood that have become city residents and taxpayers at their own request. The main driving force behind the annexations has been the failure of private wells to pump clean drinking water largely in the subdivision between Christie Court and Thomas Circle North. Assistant City Manager Mike Griffis said wells in the neighborhood have mysteriously started to collapse and pump sand. We dont know why. In some cases property owners have also experi enced problems with their septic systems and have connected to the citys water and sewer systems. The annexation approved last week for Joel and Kimberly Wilkinsons home at 1015 Christie Court, however, only required them to hook up to the municipal water system. The couple signed an agreement with the city stipulating that they would connect to the city sewer and pay all associated fees if their private septic system should ever fail. Its a win-win, said Mayor Bryant. They get good clean water and the city gets tax revenue.MACCLENNY CITY COMMISSION 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. Bone Senior PastorListen on WFBB 97.5 FM Locally Sundays @ 9:00 am Video Live-Streamed on Facebook Sundays @ 11:00 am @ rstbaptistmacclenny Sunday Worship Video Broadcast Viewed anytime at 1159 S. 6th Street Macclenny259-7800 FREE BUY 3 GET 1 FREE GET 2 GAMESXBOX 360 & PS3 GAMES$5 EACHBUY A XBOX 360 OR PS3 SYSTEM AUTO HOME LIFE BUSINESS1161 S. 6TH STREET ~ Minimum purchase $95 Expires 5/31 Book your healthy home carpet cleaning!Carpet dries in hours not days275-4379One Free Room 5th Annual9 am to 10 pmAPRIL 21Heritage Park102 S. Lowder St. Macclenny Celebration of the Simple LifeFlag raising ceremony Childrens games Food and craft vendors Tractor and car show LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY LONG!Gospel Singers Dylan Gerard (As seen on The Voice) Possum Trot Travelers Crazy Daysies Back Alley Cadillac Mark Carpenter & Abigale Chelsea Lovitt & The Tall Boys Friday, April 208 pm midnightCrooked Rooster Brewery Kick-off party! Black Creek Rizin$5 cover $5 each donation for ages 6 & over @possuminthepark Rhodens raise to help ll role in future City Manager Phil RhodenJON SHUMAKESix people were named in criminal complaints for felony fraud in four incidents that involved failing to pay for items leased from Rent-A-Vision Deputies John Mallard and John Taylor responded to the business and met with the manager, who said several attempts were made to contact the suspects to retrieve the items valued at a combined 4246.67 to no avail, according to the four reports. The incidents involved: Amanda Pickett, 25, of Baldwin and Ronald Pick ett, 37, who had no city of residence listed, with a laptop valued at $746.58. Jazmin Alexander, 20, and Kevohntae Hadley, 24, both of Macclenny with a queen bed frame, queen mattress and an XBox One valued at a combined $762.47. Michael Johnson, 41, of Macclenny with a flat screen television valued at $1185.74. Ashley Copeland, 33, of Sanderson with a sectional couch and a rug valued at a combined $1551.88. In another case, a Macclenny man who was trespassed from Walmart was named in a criminal complaint for stealing $66.79 worth of food items from the store on April 5. Store security told Deputy Justin Yingling during a follow-up investigation on April 10 that Daniel Kent, 41, placed items from his shopping cart into store without paying. A re cords check during the initial investigation on April 5 revealed Mr. Kent was banned from the store in August, 2012. As a result, charges of petty theft and trespassing after warning, both second-degree misdemeanFailed to pay rental store Florida Senate Agriculture Committee chair Denise Grimsley of Wauchula in Hardee County will host a meet-and-greet event on April 23 at Heritage Park starting at 2:30 p.m. for her campaign Florida Commissioner of Agriculture & Consumer Services. That post is now held by fellow Republican Adam Putnam, who is running state governorship. Sen. to the Florida House in 2004 and later the state senate in 2012. She was re-elected without opposi tion in 2016.Grimsley will visit See a photo you want?You can purchase a high resolution download


ursday, April 19, 2018 T B C P Page 5JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR seeking seven new corrections deputies at the county jail to enhance the security of employees and inmates, which he says is critical to recruiting and retaining good But how those nearly $280,000 worth of additional deputies will be funded remains an open question as owner of the jail, the Baker Correctional Development planning their budgets for year, which starts October 1. meeting is set for May but the BCDC board of directors started budget talks the afternoon of April 11 after be ing presented with a budget The sum is about $307,000 more than the current corrections personnel budget, which BCDC funds, albeit typically a month or so late. In fact, a projection shared by BCDC accounting consultant Michael Givens last week shows a roughly $72,000 deficit this month, meaning routine expenses for April may outstrip this months revenue by that margin. BCDC chairman Ed Bar likely be erased by delaying rives in May, when Mr. Givens estimates there will be a surplus of about $33,000 due to the spike in federal inmates that arrived in midMarch. The average daily population for the month was 506 prisoners at the 508-bed fahad to work out an arrangement with the Bradford County jail to house local inmates from Baker County to free up space for federal detainees, which generate more revenue than county inmates. And while the increase in personnel spending in cludes higher retirement and health insurance costs, the latter presumed to be 15 percent above the current year, BCDC board members were clear in their opposition to spending more on workers at the facility next year. We have no way to pay for them ..., commented board member Jack Baker Jr., adding that two months ago BCDC hit a cash crisis when it didnt have enough money on hand to both make a semi-annual debt service payment and fund payroll for BCSO corrections. He and other board members, including Mr. Barber, also said they werent com fortable allocating any of the expected savings from a BCDCs bond debt through a low-interest federal loan, which could save the nonyear, for more personnel at the jail. The request for more corrections officers included four deputy positions that were contingent on the eventhe next six months or so. Sheriffs office finance manager Jeffrey Cox noted that without four positions tied to the potential savings the year-over-year increase shrinks to about $70,000, which is roughjected personnel spending total for the current fiscal year $5,279,406 and the amount requested for $5.35 million. Were doing all we can on the revenue side with the refinancing and weve got the expenditure side, said be quite frank, $5.3 million just is not going to cut it. We cant absorb that. We cant pay it. Id love to sit here and say thats not going to be a problem. Id love to tell you that. But I cant tell you that based on what were seeing. Were barely paying for what we need. On top of the proposal for more deputies at the jail, BCDC is also expecting to pay its second-largest vendor about $213,000 more in 2018-19 thanks to an annual increase included in its new this time last year. Weve got to be conser vative on this thing because we have no idea what the future holds, said Mr. Barber, who said while he is optimispen, hes only 0 percent optimistic, and history suggests the number of federal cantly in the future, too. Sheriff: Without more officers, guards not safe With BCDC board members balking at the request for additional employees, county commissioners to address what he said is a lack of inside the jail. Today the county pays BCDC $2.8 million annually in 12 equal installments at the beginning of the month for housing local inmates, regardless of how many are there. During the spike in federal detainees in March, the countys average daily population was 121, which is close to where its been since October, 2017. Mr. Baker alluded to the county commission potentially paying more for the additional manpower, saying sioner Jimmy Anderson in the audience, I can still live with the $2.8 million. However, if you go up on salaries, or you go up on health insurance youre willing to pay for your employees, were going to have to pass that expense onto you for our employees. That $2.8 [million] is going to have to be a higher number ... What we cant lose sight of is the people I need in the back to be safe, respondgoing to have to make some adjustments to that because Ive got 530 inmates back there with about 11 people working. Thats not safe. Im not going to continue to do that and put these people in jeopardy. He said without more jail are likely to leave for higher pay or bonuses at the Florida Department of Corrections, levels and put the supply of inmates and the revenue that comes with them at risk. These people are leav ing. And Im not just putting warm bodies back there to sit down. Thats unsafe and Im not going to make people unsafe back there, said the fortable doing that job, Im not going to ask anybody else to do it. Thats just how I feel about it. While Mr. Barber, the chairman, said he was sympathetic to the safety issue, he added that spending increases could put the longterm viability of the whole facility at risk. He said if BCDC cannot pay its debts and the jail complex is turned over to a private company, employsubstantially less pay and ing now. The people that came before us did some incredible things but they also made some incredible mistakes and we were under water from day one, said Mr. Barber. This facility At some point in the future ... there may be some structural changes that could be made to reduce the number of people you have to have back there ... Short of identifying more revenue somewhere, the chairman said he cannot see how we go over budget with more money. We need to make sure next year isnt our Waterloo, said Mr. Barber after may increase cash flow in the near term but the money still has to be paid back in the long term. Mr. Givens had already presented graphs showing that even with a successful ings of some $2 million a year would evaporate in six years, presuming a 1 percent annual growth in revenue and 5 percent annual growth in expenditures. With 3 per cent annual growth in expenditures the savings could be wiped out after 10 years, his long-term analysis showed. Theres been a lot of hopeful talk about the value of the refinancing ..., said Mr. Givens. But as we budget, dont lose sight that ment does not solve the other two structural problems, said Mr. Givens, referencing the boards limited ability to thus revenue, or expenses, ages day-to-day operations. This [the refinancing] isnt the solution. Its part of the solution, he said. The next budget meeting is Mary 9 at 1 p.m.JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe county jail had more inmates last month than its ever had in the facilitys nearly 10-year history. Prisoners move in an out of the jail daily but one day of detainees from Immigration and Customs Enforcethe inmate population hit Office during the monthBaker Correctional Developboard of directors on April 11. BCDC owns the facility, but its managed by the sherThe boom in detainees was attributed to ICE rounding up more illegal immi grants these days and thus needing more space at the jail, which was designed for a capacity of 512 with 16, 32bed dorms. ICE had been leasing space for nine dorms eight for men and one for women but requested another full dorm for males more recently. Last week the inmate count was 523 295 from ICE, 103 from the U.S. Marshals Service and 125 from the county. They wanted [another] whole dorm, said Sheriff Rhoden. And they wanted it in three days time. To make room for the additional detainees, while still keeping ICE inmates separate from local and US Marshals inmates, which can be housed together, as well as siloing females to their own dorms, BCSO moved out some local prisoners to the jail in Bradford County, where housing them costs $50 per day compared to the $84 per day ICE prisoners garner BCDC here. The day of the board ty prisoners were housed in Bradford County, though Lt. James Messer, who manages the jail for BCSO, noted there were as many as 15 county inmates there at one time. Its a bit of a balancing act, he said of moving inmates around to maximize revenue while keeping the federal agencies happy. Sheriff Rhoden said his out who could be released early or have their bond reduced through the court system. Were starting to utilize the ankle monitor. That bill is anywhere from $12 to $22 were responsible for, said He hopes ICE will continue to need a high number of beds here long term, too, but that also puts a strain on personnel. Were busting at the seems with inmates right now and thats a good thing, but its a bad thing because we dont have the manpower to keep up with everything back there, said Sheriff Rhoden. BCDC board members were nonetheless pleased, however, with the increased number of ICE prisoners, which should boost revenue in May, once March invoices are paid. Thank you for thinking outside the box and coming up with a way to generate some revenue, said board member Jack Baker Jr. Board members had their own ideas to generate some cash, too. Sharon Padgett, board secretary, suggested looking at bringing the commissary business in-house, rather than allowing a vendor sell food, toiletries and other items to inmates for a ers items to prisoners, some $14,000 a month. Thats a money-maker, said Ms. Padgett of the commissary business. vor the idea, however, saying to start and manage as the existing relationships with suppliers or anywhere to store commissary products in bulk. Mr. Baker also recom mended bidding out the medical service contract with Armor Correctional Health, which could be discussed at the boards next budget meeting on May 9 at 1 p.m. A third budget meeting is also scheduled for May 23. The meetings are open to the public and take place at the Serving Baker County for over 39 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. 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Any support or objections may be heard at this time. BAKER CORRECTIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONJail population hits record high mark BCDC chairman Ed Barber (center) addresses fellow board members Mark Broughton and Jack Baker Jr. (far right). Board secretary Sharon Padget and Sheri Scotty Rhoden are also pictured at left.Board says no-go on funding for new jail sta SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE!!!Did you know you can read the paper onlineOnly $25 a year! Call today for info259-2400T B C P


Page 6 T B C P ursday, April 19, 2018 All the talk on the national news stations is about the ongoing feud between President Trump and former FBI head James Comey with the pub lication of Comeys book A Higher Loyalty The back and forth has been nasty with Trump calling Comey a slimeball and Comey labeling Trump an incompetent. It makes for good television and will certainly will go a long way to sell books. Comey has been making the rounds of talk shows and the President has been doing his best to crash the Twitter server. What Ive discovered as an intrepid investigative reporter is that had written about his life in the FBI and service under presidents Obama and Trump that didnt ly wanted to focus on his feud with the President and some of these other nuggets were edited out. I, however, was able to locate these deleted portions and I will give you a taste of what might be in the sequel. Chapter 2 A Comey Carol. The night before my big meeting with President Trump, I made the mistake of eating Korean food with my deputy Andrew McCabe. The kim chee was great but boy I regretted it that night. I was already worried about meeting with the President, tossing and turning all night. About 4 a.m. I awoke in my bed to the sound of chains clanking down the hallway. I sat up in bed and grabbed my service revolver from the bedside table. James Comey! Said an unnatural, unworldly voice. James Comey! Who who is is it? I stammered. It is I, J. Edgar Hoover. not the most unusual part. The ghost of J. Edgar gown and the sound Id heard was not chains but string after string of pearls. Id always heard rumors that J. Edgar liked to cross-dress. Oh, ghostly spirit, why have you come to this place. I am the ghost of FBI Directors past and I have come to warn you. tonight. What are you warning me about. Presidents. Be careful when President Trump shakes your hand. He will pull you close and whisper strange nothings in your ear. Strange nothings? Youd be surprised what LBJ whispered in my ear. He had garlic breath so bad it nearly knocked me down. He wanted me to investigate Richard investigate everyone in Washington. And President Trump? Im not sure but I think it has something to do with Las Vegas showgirls. Surely not. Dont call me Shirley. Goodbye, James Comey. And good luck. Come back, J. Edgar. Come back. Is there any more I need to know? Know what? Where am I? Another spirit, a tiny sprite had appeared in my room. Who are you? A Keebler Elf? No, James Comey. I am the ghost of Attorneys sions. dead. I am to President Trump. He wont see me or answer my phone calls. When he does talk about me on Twitter its to insult me and call me short. Why are you here? To warn you. About what? The Ghosts yet to come. Ghosts? I thought there were only three ghosts. Whos counting? Goodbye James Comey. Good luck. He disappeared and almost immediately my bedroom was covered in fog and insane, clown-like laughter. Three robed and hooded yond all fear I had ever felt before in my life. No. No. No. Not you! Not the Ghosts of Fox Help me, Help me. Not Fox and Friends. Help me. Where are you? Oh, no. Look at the time. I have to go meet the president. Im not quite sure why this chapter didnt make it to the book. I might ask about that if he ever does a book signing at Barnes and Noble. SOCIAL FEEDSBAKER My Side of the MatterRobert GerardThe missing chapter in Comey tell-all SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE!!!Get it delivered to your mailbox or subscribe onlineCall today for info259-2400T B C P


ursday, April 19, 2018 T B C P Page 7JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comAfter 24 years leading the Waste Association, Darrel ONeal, 66, announced he was retiring during the associations monthly board of directors meeting April 12. Following a presentation of about how the landfill has evolved since the association was created in 1988, Mr. ONeal recommended the board, which consists of county commissioners from Baker, Bradford and Union counties, including Cathy Rhoden and James Croft of Baker County, appoint his assistant, landfill assistant director Perry Kent, as his replacement. Mr. ONeal is recovering from a recent back surgery. The board voted unanimously in favor of the recommendation following a brief discussion about Mr. Kents salary and the boards authority to make the decision despite it not being on the advertised agenda. I know that our county if its not on the agenda, were not allowed to actually take action on it. It has to be an agenda item to take it up, commented Mr. Croft. However, Mr. ONeal re sponded that he told the board back in November he planned to retire and never placed it on the agenda be cause its your business. I dont know that it would get on the agenda unless this board decided to put it on there, said the diMay 1 with a going away par ty planned for three days later. Then, prior to the vote, association attorney Russell Wade weighed in regarding Floridas Government in the Sunshine Law and notice re quirements. Its not a Sunshine Law issue, he told the panel. Its a board policy issue. While meetings must be publicly noticed in advance, agendas or agenda items are not required to be publicly noticed, though the Attormends making agendas for government meetings available to the public before hand whenever possible. In general you want to try to follow agendas under the Sunshine Law, so if you want to agenda that item for But youre open for business on this agenda and replacement of a retiring director is one of those things thats been known for some time ... I dont think its required. After that, a motion to replace Mr. ONeal with Mr. Kent was approved 6-0. Following the vote, Mr. Croft asked whether the board should vote on Mr. Perrys salary, which is about $10,000 higher than Mr. ONeals salary of some $74,000. Mr. ONeal respond ed that hed recommend making any salary changes during budget deliberations for the coming fiscal year this summer. Its not about the money, right Perry? the retiring director asked. Right, said Mr. Perry, who agreed to begin working as the director at his current About 45 minutes earlier Mr. ONeal began a slide show presentation that he described as a comprehensive look back at the 850-ton-per-day facility that was planned after a federal solid waste management act passed in 1986 and a 13-county study on a regional solid waste authority. A year and a half later, three counties Baker, Bradford and Union cre ated the New River Solid Waste Association via an inter-local agreement in 1988. Nearly a decade later in 1997, New River began the disposal location for Alachua and Gilchrist counties, the former of which is New Rivers biggest customer today accounting for more than 70 percent of all waste taken there. The facility, located in Raiford in Union County, went from accepting about 125 tons per day to 750 tons overnight, said Mr. ONeal. A contract was signed with Levy County in 1999 that also continues to today and will go at least through 2023. Alachua Countys contract, meanwhile, expires at the end of the year and New River has been in discussions with its solid waste de partment in recent weeks. Last year in total, New River accepted 267,174 tones of waste, 72 percent of it originating in Alachua and Gilchrist counties, 9 percent from Levy County and the rest from the member counties Baker and Bradford about 7-8 percent and Union about 4 percent. sured 200 acres and opened in July, 1992 with eight employees and a budget of some $900,000. Now the the budget grown to some $8 million. Weve come a long way, said Mr. ONeal. A decade later the landacres for future expansions that have given the facility at least 64 more years of capacity at the current rate of waste generation. The facilitys long-time research partnership with the University of Florida has been part of the hallmark of New River since the beginning, the outgoing director said. A dozen doctoral students, nine graduate stu dents have logged research at New River, many of them now working for the Environmental Protection Agency, in academia or with national and international nel have all helped the facility pursue innovative technologies and methodologies to reduce waste, maximize maintain reasonable solid waste disposal costs for its users, he said. Were very proud of that ... We have state-of-the-art for Cell 1. We have eighteen gas monitoring wells and after 18 years weve never had a [contamination] hit, continued Mr. ONeal. The facility has also returned more than $13 million in host fees to member counties, including some $3.7 million to Baker Counid waste management program. Mr. ONeal noted that he leaves New River with more than $40 million in the bank future closure costs and more than two-thirds of the costs for long-term monitoring of the closed facility. Looking to the future, he hopes New River will start a composting program, install a sewage injection system tion, continue pursuing a project to monetize the gas lection system by using it to generate power for sale, eventually reclaim existsome of the waste to increase capacity for new waste and hang in there with Alachua County. With Alachua County, we can do a better job of protecting the environment and with our operations, said Mr. ONeal. In other business last week:, the board: Bought a track hoe that the association has been renting for some time for $65,000. The lease has already cost the association $54,000. Declared surplus used equipment a tractor, grader, bulldozer and mini-excavator for an online auction. Renewed a dozen routine service contracts with no price increases.NEW RIVER SOLID WASTE CITY OF MACCLENNY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS REGARDING ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN LANDS CONTIGUOUS TO THE CITY OF MACCLENNY AND COMPANION AMENDMENTS TO THE CITYS FUTURE LAND USE MAP AND ZONING MAPThe City Commission of the City of Macclenny, Florida shall consider Ordinance No. 18-08, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO ANNEXATION; PROVIDING FOR THE ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN LANDS CONTIGUOUS TO THE CITY OF MACCLENNY; PROVIDING FOR ACCEPTANCE OF A VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION REQUEST FROM DON BURNSED OF PAR CEL 30-2S-22-0000-0000-0460; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The Subject Property consists of approximately 1.65 acres located on the north side of River Circle, west of Miltondale Road (see map below). SYNOPSIS: Ordinance No. 18-08 involves an application for voluntary annexation of approximately 1.65 acres into the City of Mac clenny. The Subject Propertys Future Land Use Map (FLUM) and Zoning Map designations shall be changed from its Baker County designations to equivalent City categories. Ordinance No. 18-07 will cause the Sub Low Density Residential on the Citys FLUM and Residential, Single-family, RS-2 on the Citys Zoning Map. Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in the City Commission Chambers 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, June 12, 2018 in the City Commission 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 Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Should any per son 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 accommo dation 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. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT TO THE BAKER COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TRANSMITTALThe Baker County Local Planning Agency will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Baker County Administration Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny Florida, to consider adoption of a Large Scale Amendment, by ordinance to the Baker County Comprehensive Plan. The Amendment request was generated from a Small Planning Technical Assistance Grant from the Department of Economic Opportunity. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public in the Commissioners all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances which are titled as follows:ORDINANCE NO. 2018-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, MAKING A LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT TO THE BAKER COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ORDINANCE NO. 2018-02 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING DIRECTION TO THE CODIFIER AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of accordance with Section 286.0105, F. S.: If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this scheduled meeting or hearing, the person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-3613 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. The subject property is located in and around the community of Sanderson. 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) JON SHUMAKEA Glen St. Mary woman with multiple license suspensions was arrested in the early hours of April 13 for DUI and blew a breath sample of .262, more than three times the legal limit. Cpl. Marc Heath stopped Jessica Jones, 27, at SR 121 and Woodlawn Road about 1:10 a.m. after police received reports of a vehicle swerving in and out of both lanes on I-10 west. He positioned himself behind her 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe on the exit ramp, and saw her fail to fully stop at the stop sign at the SR 121 intersection. A records check revealed her South Carolina license was Heath smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle and noted Ms. Jones spoke with slurred speech and had watery eyes. Ms. Jones initially refused the breath test after being taken into custody, but eventually consented. In addition to DUI she was additionally charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license. St. Mary with an active local warrant was jailed the night of April 9 after he was caught behind the wheel by Detective Buck Dyal on Crews Road. because knew of the warrant, assisting Deputy Mitchell Wight reported. A check revealed Mr. Tysons was suspender. His habitual status carried a felony charge.Unlicensed driver 3X over legal limitDirector retires, replaced on spot PHOTO BY X Outgoing landll director Darrell ONeal and association chair Karen Cossey.An automated system for help with utilitiesA new automated appointment scheduling system has been established for residents of Baker and sur rounding counties seeking assistance with utility bills. The system set up by Northeast Florida Community Action Agency will be user-friendly and can direct overflow calls and other inquires to a call center. All data entered into the system will be secure. Call toll-free 844-6258776 to schedule an ap pointment via an interactive voice response system or through operators. Appointments can be arranged up to 14 calendar days in advance. An operator will be available for callers requiring assistance between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. NFCAA conducts outreach, accepts referrals and prioritizes services for the elderly, disabled and households with children ages five and under. Find the legals each week online


Page 8 T B C P ursday, April 19, 2018Circuit court juries on successive days last week convicted four Baker County drug dealers on charges dating back to last year based on undercover buys, and all were promptly sentenced to prison terms ranging from 10 to 20 years. All of the defendants have extensive criminal records including convictions for drug-related felonies that based on state recommended guidelines. Two of them have served multiple state prison sentences. During the first trial held on April 10, a supporter of defendant Reginald Keith found himself facing a half-year in county jail for making a threatening gesture to a key witness on the stand [see related story at right]. Mr. Keith, 31, of Macclenny, was convicted of selling marijuana to the undercover buyer at a south city res idence on November 14. He still has a pending case for sale of both pot and cocaine, fleeing police and possession of prescription drugs, according to court records. Judge James Colaw considered the fact that the defendant has past convictions for sale of prescription drugs, violation of a domestic violence injunction and resisting police. He ordered Mr. Keith to serve 15 years. State records indicate he has twice served time in state prison for drug of fenses. The following day, another jury found Christopher Cole, 28, guilty of sale and possession of meth on October 8 in south Macclenny at his residence. He drew a sentence of 15 years folMr. Cole also has a pending case in circuit court, this one for theft from Walmart the following month. His past convictions date back to 2008 from grand theft, two counts of possession prescription drugs resisting arrest and bringing contraband into county jail. Michael Jerome Lee, 51, of Macclenny drew the when convicted on April 12 of multiple felonies and misdemeanors when he led county deputies on a highspeed chase in the south city midday on November 27. He was initially followed by a deputy who was aware he did not have a valid license. The jury decided he was guilty of fleeing at high speed, aggravated assault for nearly colliding with another deputy and driving on a revoked license. Mr. Lee has gravated assault on police and resisting. Past convictions including possession of cocaine, sale of controlled drugs and aggravated battery, among others. DOC records indicate Mr. Lee has served four prison terms dating back to 1993 for mostly drug offenses. A fourth jury likewise convicted Randall Barton Sr., 47, of Macclenny of selling Oxycodone to an undercover buyer in late August of last year, and Judge Colaw ordered a ten-year term folMr. Barton has pending cases for battery, threatening a public servant, resisting arrest and disorderly intoxication, and a criminal record dating back to 1991 with convictions for othpossession of prescription drugs and battery as a repeat His wife and co-defendant Kimberly Barton, 45, of Macclenny entered no contest pleas to similar charges in February and got six months in jail, a year on house arrest followed by 18 months on probation. In other circuit court sentences by Judge Stanley Morgan Catlin, felony battery as repeat offender probation, mental health and substance abuse evaluation, night curfew. Pamela Church, proin jail. 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SOUTHERN JOY Baker County Ag Fair BRITTANIE POWELLCALL IN:Monday,APRIL 23 5 pm-10 pm 386-867-1299 LONELY HIGHWAY A Macclenny man was arrested the afternoon of April 14 for felony battery on his live-in girlfriend who told police he choked her to the point of near-unconsciousness at their Deerwood Circle residence. Deputy Chad Montean took Micky Turner, 50, into custody based on statements by Tammy Sarabia, 44, that he choked and punched her repeatedly about the face during an argument. The womans father, Roger Andrews, 65, of Jacksonville said Ms. Sarabia phoned him to pick her up after an argu ment and he took her to the Circle K store on U.S. 90 to buy beer before she returned to the former bread truck where she and Mr. Turner resided. The accused became angry when informed Ms. Sarachoked her before repeatedly striking her about the face. Deputy Montean said she had lacerations on her face, redness around the neck and lacerations and bruising on her right leg. into a nearby wooded area and gave himself up under threat of pursuit by one of the county K-9 dogs. The evening of April 10, DaRon Thomas, 18, of Sanderson was arrested for brandishing a .32 caliber pistol and punching Christina Hauge, 23, of Glen St. Mary outside Bootsies The two and others had been involved in a verbal exchange earlier near the Mobile station on South Sixth in Macclenny, and black Camaro with Mr. Thomas as a passenger followed another vehicle to the lounge property where he allegedly cocked the pistol and waved it before approaching Ms. Hauge and striking her in the mouth. Detective Ricky Crews spotted the Camaro after it left the scene and stopped it at a residence on Webb Road where the arrest was made. Two juveniles were in the vehicle, as was Corey Lauramore, 18, of Macclenny, believed to be the same person shot and killed during a home invasion early on April 15 in Glen St. Mary. The same evening, William Brewer, 21, of Macclenny was named in criminal complaint for battery on Justin Womack, 25, described by Deputy Justin Yingling as his sisters boyfriend. An altercation at the residence on Woodlawn Park Place took place after Mr. Brewer and several others were asked to leave. Courtroom antics like this may work in TV dra mas, but not in real life. Macclenny went from the circuit court trial of Reginald Keith on April 10 directly to county jail for six months after Judge James Colaw caught a glimpse of him drawing a finger across his throat while looking directly at witness Charles Hadley as he and two others stood to leave the courtroom. Mr. Hadley mant in the case. The judge stopped the drug trial [see related article at left], ordered the jury back to the courtroom. During direct questiondid what the judge saw him do, and was found in direct contempt of court. He was immediately taken to jail. This was not the first time Judge Colaw has dealt with a third party related to Mr. Keith. Last month he ordered the arrest of the defendants girlfriend Tosha Coleman, 32, of Sanderson when he learned she had phoned a witness before an original trial date urging him to not testify against Mr. Keith. She remains in county jail on the felony charge without bail. Christopher Cole Reginald KeithLong prison sentences for drug dealersJailed for gesture in courtArrest for abusing live-in girlfriendVeterans ClubThe Baker County Veterans Club meets the second Thursday of each month at Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church, 94 North Boulevard East. A meal is served at 6 p.m., followed by a meeting at 6:30. All veterans are welcome. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon. Sat. @ 8 pm 8981 S. SR 228, Macclenny Meeting Monday @ 6:30 pm 93 N. 5th St., Macclenny


ursday, April 19, 2018 T B C P Page 950th reunion!The Baker County High School class of 1968 will hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, June 23 at the Ag Center in Macclenny from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Graduates will celebrate and catch up with classmates during an evening of food, fun and music. Ticksingle. For more information, please contact Brenda Higginbotham Crews at 259-6362 or text 904-6514289. Deadline for ticket pur chase is June 9.Joint reunion set for April 21The annual Kirkland/ Johnson family reunion will be held on Saturday, April 21 at Oak Grove Bapto South CR 23D to the end A covered dish dinners begins at 11 a.m. Please call Gary Kirkland at 904-5017481 for more information. See you there!Richardson family reunionThe annual reunion of the descendants of Ellis and Sadie Richardson will be held on Saturday, April 28 at Frankiln Richardsons farm on Richardson Road in Sanderson. A covered dish dinner begins at 11 a.m. Please bring your lawn chairs. For more information, call Debbie Richardson at 2752162.JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comTwo Macclenny men in a stolen car led police on a 9-mile high-speed chase the evening of April 12 in the area of CR 127 and CR 120, nearly hitting a vehicle with two detectives inside and crashing near Altmans Store before their eventual capture. Michael Anthony Gray, 43, and Thomas Marvin Suggs Jr., 44, were believed to be possession of a gold Toyota Avalon stolen in Georgia. Police knew Mr. Suggs was wanted for drug possession and Mr. Gray didnt have a valid drivers license when the vehicle was spotted westbound on 120. Sgt. Patrick McGauley gave chase in his Tahoe, reaching speeds between 80 and 124 mph. He said the fleeing vehicle didnt appear to slow until the last second as it approached detectives Thomas Dyal and Keith Parker in an unmarked pickup with Pine Level Church Road. The suspects vehicle nearly got stuck in a ditch after turning south on 127 and began driving in the center of the roadway, forcing a few approaching vehicles to leave the roadway to avoid a collision. Mr. Gray lost control of the Avalon after speeding through a stop sign at CR 125 and attempting to negotiate a curve in the road. He then area behind a mobile home after the vehicle hit a ditch, went airborne and then landed. Sgt. McGauley and his K9 deputy Monsoor followed the suspect on foot. He was captured about 50 yards into the woods by Monsoor about 20 seconds after the dog was unleashed following a warnMr. Gray was treated at Fraser Hospital for bite wounds before being taken to jail on felony counts in cluding aggravated fleeing and eluding, assault on law enforcement officers and felony driving without a license, as well as other felony and misdemeanor counts. Mr. Suggs, a passenger in en into custody without incident for the local drug war rant. Additional drug charges may follow, Sgt. McGauley noted in his account of the chase and arrests. In less serious case of resisting police, St. Marys Shoals Park Deputy Tim Hodges and patrolman Deputy Mitchell Wight arrested a disruptive 21-year-old from Orange Park for disrecommands to leave the recreation area north of Glen St. Mary following a verbal altercation with other park patrons. Deputy Wight responded to assist Deputy Hodges with removing Jamie Reeves, who was described as combative and cussing at the park deputy. Deputy Hodges advised he gave Jamie numerous opportunities to leave the property peacefully but Jamie refused and continued being verbally abusive to him, wrote the responding deputy. Mr. Reeves was taken to county jail and faces to misdemeanor counts of trespassing and resisting an ofAlso recently, an inmate about to be transported to the courthouse was found during a pat-down search with tobacco hidden in a knee brace and his shoes and now faces a felony count for smuggling contraband into the county jail. Jason Maurice Byrd, 48, of Macclenny was seen on surveillance video removing the contraband from his rectum in the booking cell at the county jail. 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 Storage, 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 EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2018-CP-0010 In Re: The Estate of KEVIN LYNN MEISTER, Deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KEVIN LYNN MEISTER, deceased, File Number 022018-CP-0010 is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is April 12, 2018. Personal Representative: Sandi Harvey Attorney for Personal Representative: Frank E. Maloney, Jr., Esquire 445 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-3155 Florida Bar No.: 142990 4/12-4/19c NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Baker County, Florida, will conduct a Public Hearing and rst hearing of a proposed Ordinance 2018-03, to be heard Tuesday, May 1, 2018 commencing at 6:00pm, at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, FL. A second and nal hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 commencing at 6:00pm at the same address. A copy of the proposed Ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at the County Administration Ofce, Macclenny, Florida. On the date mentioned all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to this proposed Ordinance. ORDINANCE 2018-03 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING Chapter 12 CODE ENFORCEMENT, TO DISSOLVE THE CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD AND ALLOW THE USE OF A SPECIAL MAGISTRATE FOR CODE ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation of an interpreter to participate in these proceedings should contact the County Commissioners Ofce at 904259-3613, at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. 4/19-4/26c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2018-CP-0007 In Re: The Estate of JERRY LEE DENNISON, Deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Jerry Lee Dennison, deceased, whose date of death was October 19, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Suite 113, Macclenny, FL 32063. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this Court ON OR BEFORE THE LAT ER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE 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 with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE COURT WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is April 12, 2018. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Personal Representative: Ruth K. McDonald 318 Lakeshore Drive St. Augustine, FL Attorney for Personal Representative: William Mark Dennison Florida Bar Number 012691 50 A1A North, Suite 108 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 280-5575 4/12-4/19c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 2018-DR-19 Case No: 2018-DR-21 Division: Family SHARON FORD, Petitioner, vs. DEMETRIA DINKINS, TOMMY RUISE AND MICHELLE JOHNSON, Respondents. _________________________/ AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTIONS FOR TEMPORARY CUSTODY BY EXTENDED FAMILY TO: TOMMY RUISE 149 W. MCIVER AVE. MACCLENNY, FL 32063 TO: DEMETRIA DINKINS 5026 DEREK ARLINE RD SANDERSON, FL 32087-2427 TO: MICHELLE JOHNSON ADDRESS UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Petitioners attorney, BEVERLY BROWN, ESQ., Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc., 3225 University Boulevard South, Suite 220, Jacksonville, Florida 32216, Phone: (904) 394-7450 on or before May 19, 2018, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at Baker County Courthouse, 339 E Macclenny Ave, Macclenny, FL 32063, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Courts ofce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Courts ofce notied of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks ofce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: April 13, 2018 CLERK OF THE COURT By: Melissa Haines Deputy Clerk Three Rivers Legal Services 3225 University Blvd., South, Ste. 220 Jacksonville, FL 32216 Phone: 904-394-7450 4/19-5/10c Higginbothams Towing & Recovery Inc. 7611 West Mt. Vernon St. Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on May 4, 2018 at 10:00 am at Higginbothams Towing & Recovery 7611 West Mt. Vernon St., Glen St. Mary, FL 32040: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado VIN# 4T1BG22KXYU706651 4/19c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2016-CA-000121 Selene Finance LP Plaintiff, vs. Lynn Conley; Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors and Lienors of Joanne E. Nolder, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant (s); Unknown Spouse of Lynn Conley; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). _________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2016-CA000121 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein Selene Finance LP, Plaintiff and Lynn Conley are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Stacie D. Harvey, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE EAST DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 339 EAST MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNEY, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, BETWEEN 11:00 A.M. AND 2:00 P.M. on June 7, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: A PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4; THENCE NORTH 00 WEST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4, 715.42 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 EAST, 325.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 00 EAST, 200.50 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 EAST, 336.40 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 00 EAST, 200.50 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 89 WEST, 336.76 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 30.00 FEET EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4; THENCE NORTH 00 WEST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4, 900.91 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE NORTH 00 WEST, 30.01 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 EAST, 325.95 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 00 EAST, 30.01 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 89 WEST, 325.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 1989, MAKE: SKYLINE, VIN#: H76078GR, VIN#: H76078GL and VIN#: H76078GK. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor dinator;201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 4914490 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notication of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Stacie D. Harvey Clerk Of The Circuit Court Baker County, Florida Tina Carrington Deputy Clerk Of Court Shapiro, Fishman & Gach, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 4/12-4/19c CITIZENS OF MACCLENNY PLEASE TAKE NOTICE at the regular meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, the City of Macclenny will consider the below Ordinance for nal reading: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT CREATING PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS TO CONSIDER AND ENTER INTO DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS WITH ANY PERSON HAVING A LEGAL OR EQUITABLE INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE CITY OF MACCLENNY; PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS; PROVIDING FOR REQUIREMENTS FOR A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT; PROVIDING FOR DURATION OF A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND RELATIONSHIP TO LOCAL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR RECORDING AND EFFECTIVENESS OF A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT; PROVIDING ENFORCEMENT; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Anyone having an interest in the nal reading of this Ordinance is invited to attend the meeting. 4/19c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 17000106CAMXAX VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC. Plaintiff(s), vs. BRIAN K. JOHNSON AKA BRIAN KEITH JOHNSON; JUWANA NIECON JOHNSON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRIAN K. JOHNSON AKA BRIAN KEITH JOHNSON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUWANA NIECON JOHNSON; THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF 11880 CLET HARVEY ROAD, GLEN SAINT MARY, FL 32040; Defendant(s). _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on April 5, 2018, in the above-captioned action, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 East MacClenny Avenue, MacClenny, Florida 32063 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 28th day of June, 2018 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure or order, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE NE CORNER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 01 DEGREES 01`39 W ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 6, A DISTANCE OF 23.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CLET HARVEY ROAD (A 40 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE S 89 DEGREES 44`57 W ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 273.46 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE WITH THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CLIFFORD DUGGER ROAD (A 50.00 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE CONTINUE S 89 DEGREES 44`57 W ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 503.99 FEET TO THE NE CORNER OF SAID LANDS CONVEYED IN O/R BOOK 1999, PAGE 3589, PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 57`55 W, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LANDS, 396.00 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 44`57 W, 60.01 FEET TO THE P.O.B.; THENCE CONTINUE S 89 DEGREES 44`57 W, 220.12 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID LANDS CONVEYED IN O/R BOOK 1999, PAGE 3589 PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 57`55 E, ALONG SAID WEST LINE, 198.00 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 44`57 E, 220.14 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 57`55 W, 198.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, EGRESS, OVER THE LAND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NE CORNER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST; THENCE S 01 DEGREES 01 `39 W, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 6, A DISTANCE OF 23.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CLET HARVEY ROAD (A 40 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE S 89 DEGREES 44`57 W ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE 273.46 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE WITH THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CLIFFORD DUGGER ROAD (A 50.0 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE CONTINUE S 89 DEGREES 44`57 W ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE 503.99 FEET TO THE NE CORNER OF SAID LANDS CONVEYED IN O.R. BOOK 1999, PAGE 3589, PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF SAID EASEMENT; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 79`55 W ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LANDS 635.00 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 44`57 W, 60.01 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 57`55 E, 635.00 FEET TO SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CLET HARVEY ROAD; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 44`57 E ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 60.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF SAID EASEMENT. ALONG WITH A 2005 HRTO DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME ID #H181688GR TITLE #99075171 AND ID #HI81688GL TITLE #99075085. COMMONLY KNOWN AS 11880 CLET HARVEY ROAD, GLEN SAINT MARY, FL 32040 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor dinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at Stacie D. Harvey CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court By: Tina Carrington Deputy Clerk Padgett Law Group 6267 Old Water Oak Road Suite 203 Tallahassee, FL 32312 4/19-4/26c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018-TD-01 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DAVID WALLS the holder of the following certicate has led said certicate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certicate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 89 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2015 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: PARCEL 135: A PARCEL OF LAND, LYING AND SITUATE IN SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 4; AND RUN N 89 DEGREES 47 E, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF 240.61 FEET; THENCE RUN S 18 DEGREES 13 E, A DISTANCE OF 382.77 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE RUNNING S 18 DEGREES 13 E, A DISTANCE OF 416.08 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE S 18 DEGREES 13 E, A DISTANCE OF 401.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND; THENCE RUN N 89 DEGREES 47 55 E, A DISTANCE OF 677.39 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER 139; THENCE UN S 00 DEGREES 34 E, ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 399.60 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE RUNNING S 00 DEGREES 34 E, A DISTANCE OF 389.53 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF UNITED STATE HIGHWAY NUMBER 90; THENCE RUN S 77 DEGREES 45 W, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 613.95 FEET; THENCE RUN S 00 DEGREES 47 E, CONTINUING ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 47.95 FEET; THENCE RUN S 77 DEGREES 45 W, CONTINUING ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 234.53 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A 60 FOOT PRIVATE ROAD (KNOWN AS BRAXTON ROAD); THENCE RUN N 12 DEGREES 14 W ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 151.65 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT; THENCE RUN NORTHWESTERLY, CONTINUING ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 131.80 FEET AS MEASURED ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE CONCAVE SOUTHWESTERLY AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 530.00 FEET, SAID ARC BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD HAVING A BEARING OF N 19 DEGREES 22 W AND A DISTANCE OF 131.46 FEET; THENCE N 55 DEGREES 24 E A DISTANCE OF 605.70 FEET; THENCE RUN N 36 DEGREES 58 50 W, A DISTANCE OF 438.71 FEET; THENCE RUN N 18 DEGREES 13 W, A DISTANCE OF 50.69 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 15 FOOT UTILITY EASEMENT OVER, ACROSS AND ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY THEREOF. SUBJECT TO A 15 FOOT UTILITY EASEMENT OVER ACROSS AND ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF. ALL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING LOCATED IN BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: BOREE INVESTMENTS, LLC Unless such certicate or certicates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described herein will be sold to the highest bidder at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida on THURSDAY, MAY 17TH, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Dated this 12TH Day of APRIL, 2018 STACIE D. HARVEY CLERK OF COURT BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk 4/19c ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS BAKER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PROJECT NUMBER 2018-07 Various County Roads for Resurfacing BAKER COUNTY WILL RECEIVE BIDS FOR THE FOLLOWING: Various County Roads for Resurfacing PROJECT NUMBER 2018-07 Bids must be received by: 3:30 PM local time May 10, 2018 Late bids will not be considered. Deadline for questions: May 1, 2018 3:30 pm Public bid opening: May 10, 2018 3:30 pm BAKER COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BLDG 55 NORTH THIRD STREET MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Place for receiving bids: BAKER COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BLDG 55 NORTH THIRD STREET MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Bid documents available to download at: Contact for questions: Robert Fletcher (904) 275-2373 Project Description: This project will consist of +-1.41 miles of resurfacing and new pavement markings. BAKER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS KENNIE DOWNING, COUNTY MANAGER 4/19c LEGAL NOTICES Caught aer eeing in stolen car Womens Center of Jax24HOUR RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273


Page 10 T B C P ursday, April 19, 2018 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. Hank Forbes, Jr. Owner/Licensed Funeral Director New Hope Church, Inc.23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Services 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all Associate Pastor: Shane Conner Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 N., Sanderson, FLSunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 amSunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pmPastor: Oral E. Lyons Community Full Gospel Church12664 Mud Lake Rd. 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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 HEARD THE LATEST BUZZ? CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH HAS A BUS MINISTRY!CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH 523 North Boulevard W., Macclenny 259-4529Pastor Donnie Williams Sr. Assistant Pastor John Orberg Childrens Church Pastor Jon Rawlins Call Jon 904-408-6722 or Jessica 904-507-8633THE BUZZ ON THE BUS... M Learn Gods Word through Bible stories M Loving and caring teachers M Free snacks in Sunday School M Weekly games and prizes in Childrens Church M All are welcome (ages 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult)www.calvarybaptistmacclenny.comNeed a ride to church? Pastor Donnie Williams Sr. Assistant Pastor John Orberg Childrens Church Pastor Jon Rawlins For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 Friday service for Joey Crews, 49Joseph Joey Kevin Crews, 49, of Macclenny died on April 15, 2018. He was born in Macclenny on June 10, 1968 to Roy Reece Crews and Sylvia Jean Humpreys. Joey was a lifelong resident of Baker County and graduated from Baker County High School in 1986. Shortly after graduation, he joined the Air National Guard where he proudly served our country the past 32 years. Joey thoroughly enjoyed his career and loved working. He also enpoker, riding dirt roads and most of all, spending time with his family and friends. Joey was an amazing father and grandfather who loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his brother Stephen Crews and nephew Christopher Rodgers. Johns, FL, Joseph Caleb Crews and Joshua Garrett Crews, grandchildren Penelopi Yvette, Joshua Corrbit and Ariel A celebration of Joeys life will be held on Friday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at Christian Fellowship Temple Church. Interment with military honors will follow at Woodlawn Ceme tery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the church. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.Family is very gratefulThe family of Minnie Crews would like to thank all of its friends and relatives for their love shown during the loss of our Mother. Thank you again for all of your prayers, every visit at home and Wells Nursing Home, and every song shared with her. All were so greatly appreci ated. A special thank you to pastors Elmer Crews and Mark Woods for their wonderful services.Thank you, Carolyn, Jimmy and DwightThanks for the supportThe family of Marvin Davis would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during his illness and passing. Special thank you to Pastor David Thomas for such an uplifting service and Guerry Funeral Home for their kindness and guidance. We would also like to thank our wonderful neighbors for everything as we would have not made it through without you. The Davis FamilyMargaret Humphrey, former residentMargaret Nagle Humphrey, 101, of Moultrie, GA died Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at her home. She was born on September 20, 1916 in Pottstown PA, the daughter of the late Reuben Vanderslice and Margaret Huyette Vanderslice. Mrs. Humphrey retired as a registered nurse and was also a homemaker who along with her late husband resided in Baker County for many years. In addition to her parents and husband William B. Nagle Sr., she was predeceased by son William B. Nagle Jr., son-in-law Hubert Tucker and grandson Warren Tucker III. Survivors include daughters Mary Susan Hannigan and Bill of Hinesville, GA and Jane is and Wes of Moultrie, Bill Tucker and Wendy of Enon, OH, Suzanne Abbott and Grason of Akin, SC, Leslie Nagle Ponder and Bill of Atlanta, GA., Tripp Nagle and Ann of AtElizabeth Lizzie Woodard.Former resident Samuel Johnson, 69Samuel L. Johnson, 69, of Jackson ville died peacefully on April 7, 2018 at Community Hospice of Jacksonville. Sam was born March 5, 1949 to Thomas and Louise Battles Johnson, and he was a former resident of Macclenny. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, brother J. C. Johnson and son Bryan Givens. Rev. Johnson is survived by his loving children Kesha Johnson, DeirRomonica Mitchell, Jasmine Gaskins, ters Pauline Washington and Jewel Viewing will be held on Friday, April 20 from 4-6 p.m. at Emmanuel COGIC in Macclenny. The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 21 at 11 a.m. at the church. Internment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Combs Funeral Home of Lake City is in charge of arrangements.Stivender, 78, former orist ownerBarbara Ann Stivender, 78, of St. George, GA died on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Mrs. Stivender was born in Thomasville, Georgia to the late Austin and Ann Giles, and grew up in Jacksonville and was a member of the School in 1958. Eventually settling in St. George with her family, she enjoyed traveling, spending time near the waband until the time of his death. Mrs. Stivender was well known in Macclen ny as the owner of Elegance N Bloom Florist for thirty years. When she wasnt working, she enjoyed shopping and collecting tea cups. Friendly and giving, Mrs. Stivender will be remembered as a compassionate, caring woman who was always willing to donate to a cause or help anyone in need. grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous other family members. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty years, Fred Stivender Sr. A Mass of Christian burial was held 11 a.m. on Monday, April 16 at St. Marys Catholic Church in Macclenny Grove Cemetery, Glen St. Mary. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Duck Wilcox, 48, dies on April 3Ronald Duck Wilcox, 48, of Olus tee died on April 3, 2018. He was born on September 12, 1969 and raised in Olustee, and was educated in Baker County schools. Mr. Wilcox was preceded in death by his grandparents Toby and Rosa Lee Wilcox. He is survived by his mother Betty Timothy Cason, Rogette Wilcox and atives and friends. The funeral service for Mr. Wilcox was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 at Jerusalem Missionary Church in neral Home of Lake City was in charge of arrangements. Joey Crews Margaret Humphrey Samuel Johnson Barbara Stivender Ronald Wilcox Obituaries and a photo are printed for free. THE BAKER COUNT Y PRESS Submission Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM


ursday, April 19, 2018 T B C P Page 11 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 COUNTY COURT The following case dispositions were ordered by Judge Joey Williams during regular county court session on April 11: Mary Bain, worthless warrant issued. Shannon Brennan, DUI with blood alcohol level .15 or higher with person unmonth probation, attend group addiction meetings and parenting class. Megan Bronson, mar prosecution. Jeremy Bunton, reckbation, attend group addiction meetings. Jerald Coleman, game ecution. Dalton Conger, tresmonth probation, attend group addiction meetings and parenting class, no alcohol, no contact with Walmart. Blade Cook, marijuana bation, attend group addiction meetings and parenting class. Christopher Crews, DUI, driving on a suspend days in jail, 12-month probation, attend group addiction meetings and MADD event, impact statement. failed to appear, warrant issued. Christopher Davis, warrant issued. Jerry Davis, domestic days in jail, 12-month probation, Give Back to Baker no alcohol, drugs or weap ons, batterers intervention class. failed to appear, warrant issued. Jasmine Durkovic, warrant issued. Danielle Farrell, petty theft, giving false name to appear, warrant issued. Lauren Gainey, failure to require childs school atwarrant issued. 12-month probation, 50 hours community service, attend group addiction meetings, six-month license suspension. charge dropped. failed to appear, warrant issued. James Johnson, possession of drug parapherin jail, six-month robation, GBB, attend group addiction meetings, no alcohol or intoxicants. failed to appear, warrant issued. Crystal Malloy, failure to require childs school attendance, possession of month probation, parenting class. Mindy Morgan, posses two days in jail, 12-month probation, GBB, attend group addiction meetings, no intoxicants. failed to appear, warrant issued. warrant issued. Joseph Reed, disorderbation, attend group addiction meetings. Leslie Ann Starling, possession of drug parabation, attend group addiction meetings. Christian Watkins, possession of drug paraphergroup addition meetings, GBB, no alcohol.Dispositions from April 11 Photos by Jon ShumakeA drug-free message of hopeChristian music filled the air along with drug-prevention testimony April 13 as dozens of people turned out for the Teen Challenge rally presented by A Day of Hope Inc. at the high school. Musicians involved with Teen Challenge Jacksonville, a Christian-based program to help people recovering from drug ad diction, played worship music before people gave their stories of overcoming addiction. Roger Hender son (pictured right), a radio host on The Promise, also spoke about a woman named Michelle who was on the verge of committing suicide while addicted to drugs. He said the woman turned on the radio to play rock music as she injected a lethal dose of heroin, but the radio was instead on a Christian station, which ultimately helped save her life. ... I dont know if youve ever listened to Christian radio before but sometimes it has the ability to speak to exactly what youre going through. Thats what it did to Michelle that day, and she decided not to take her life, which is an amazing thing, Mr. Henderson said. ... Now shes a mom and shes a wife and shes living a victorious life. And God used Christian music to help turn her entire situation around and were all so thankful for that. JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR County Fair Association is having a Spring fair run that beings next weekend featuring a new midway, live entertainment and a rodeo featuring bulls. The associations board of directors decided to organize the four-day run starting April 26 in part due to poor reviews of the previous midway company, Premium Concessions of Hubbard, OH. At the end of last year fair the board determined we Lankford by email last week. Through our inspectors that we work with S&T Magic was recommended as a premier midway that was family run and well maintained with much newer equipment. Mr. Lankford then traveled to Lakeland, FL to visit S&T Magic Amusements in person. He was very impressed, he said, with the rides and their condition. We determined that we wanted to introduce them to Baker County in the spring so the county would know them better for the fair time, he said. S&T Magic of Orlando has rides that Baker County has never had before and what he called super rides that are dynamic. Mr. Lankford hopes to cultivate a long-term relationship with the company. Secondly, he said, the addition of rodeo activities to the alongside showcasing hundreds of livestock animals, youths and their families. weekend of the fair. All of this creates a problem with parking and trying to conduct a solid rodeo, the president said. Scheduling the rodeo in the springtime gives organizers the opportunity to make it bigger, longer and more exciting. So we determined to combine the two with local singers and wrestling at the entertainment complex and make it a full weekend of entertainment and fun, said Mr. Lankford. New to the fair rodeo this month will be bulls. And he says theyre not the nice kind. I have been told they are mean, said Mr. Lankford. The rodeo is open to anyone who wants to participate. Also new this year is an all-day Saturday team roping event and on Sunday afternoon will be barrel racing. Each evening will be the normal rodeo events plus wild cow milking contests. Because of the focus on the rodeo we are able to really make it a four-day event that will be exciting, Mr. Lankford predicted. The rodeo is $10 per person and includes the entertainment section as well. Its $5 for access to the midway and entertainment area. Children 6 and under get in free. Arm bands will be $20 for unlimited rides. The entertainment lineup is all local, seasoned performers, including Lonely Highway, and there will be an open mic night as well. We would like to bring in some large name entertainers in the future as we review our facility and the economics of booking some larger star power, said Mr. Lankford. spring fair. Only trailers will be allowed in the rodeo arena area for safety reasons and since organizers expect more participants. New slag is also going down on the parking lot immediate ly north of the entertainment complex for those coming into gate 3 for $5 premier parking. the larger lot in the back weather permitting and the school parking lot will be used if the weather is bad. becue vendor. The midway company will also have traditional fair food available. Our hope is that this goes well and can be an annual event in the spring, said Mr. Lankford. We look to continue to bring quality entertainment to Baker County and do it while Spring fair run with new midway Williams reunion 29thDescendants of L.L. and Opal Rewis Williams will hold their annual family reunion on Sunday, April 29 at the Ocean Pond landing picnic area. Bring a side dish, folding chair, bug spray and sunscreen to the event starting at 2 p.m. for family and friends. Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. The route is marked from U.S. 90 into the landing. The 20th annual St. Marys River Cleanup is Saturday at various points along the river and its tributaries, including Tur key Creek here in Baker County. will convene at the Pier 6 restaurant parking lot at 8 a.m. April 21 with the noon. Garbage bags, gloves and closed-toed shoes are recommended. A celebration for the 20th annual cleanup will then take place at the White Oak Conservation. Sign up to participate at Call Dean Woerhle with 2531.Cleanup is scheduled for April 21 SPOT A STROKE StrokeAssociation. org WANT TO LEARN CPR AND FIRST AID?The Baker County Health Department holds classes monthly.Call 259-6291 ext 5269


Page 12 T B C P ursday, April 19, 2018 Class i fied ads and no tic es must be paid in advance, and be in our office no lat er than 4:00 pm the Monday preceding pub li ca tion, unless other wise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accompanied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for accuracy of ads or notices given over the telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertising will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without notification of error by the person or agency for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party as sumes full payment respon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse adver tising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. FOR SALE Husqvarna push mower, 1 year old, $120. Call 904-259-4317 after 10:00 am. 4/19p Jazzy Elite Power Chair and Swingaway Lift, never used, $800/ OBO. 904-259-3242. 4/19-4/26p Ford 3 cylinder diesel compact tractor, HST, mid PTO shaft, ready to go, $5950. 904-259-2393. 4/19p Sawmills from only $4397. Make and save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info/DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills. com 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N 4/19p MISCELLANEOUS Alterations: basic hemming, zipper repair, and basic alterations, next day service on most items. Marva Williams, 904-868-8604, 904-2752770. 4/5-4/26p We install 6 seamless gutters, pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Alcoholics Anonymous meetings Monday Saturday at 8 pm. Call Wanda at 904-994-7750. ANIMALS Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. Call 259-6786. 11/20tfc 3 Brangus cows for sale. 904259-5970, 904-327-4784. 4/19p HELP WANTED Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classied advertising on subjects like work-at-home, weight loss products, health products. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no re sponsibility as to the truthfulness of claims. Respondents should use caution and common sense before sending any money or making other commitments based on statements and/or promises; demand specics in writing. You can also call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot fraudulent solic itations. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Baker County Press 28 year established contracting rm with full benets is now accepting applications for qualied applicants. Gateway Contracting,, Inc. offers health insurance, vacation, paid holidays and 401k benets, and provides stability, training, and growth for our employees. We are growing and have the need to ll the following positions. If you are interested and qualify, please apply online at Full-time positions available: LEAD CARPENTER, must be able to perform journeyman level work as a carpenter in a commercial and industrial setting. This position requires a full range of both rough and nish skilled carpentry work, including the ability to work from drawings, specications, and instructions to build, remodel and repair various types of facilities and structures. PLUMBER PIPEFITTER, pipe welding experience. Experienced in commercial and industrial work. Plumbers HELPER. Qualied applicants must have good driving record and pass background check. DFWP Call (904) 388-4799. 3/29-4/19c Lake Butler Hospital: Facility and Maintenance Technician, RNFT and PRN, Pharmacy Tech-FT. Please visit our website www. for more information and to ll out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105. Equal Employment Opportunity / Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace. 4/12-4/26p Grand Slam Barber Shop is looking for licensed barbers and/or cosmetologist for competitive chair rental in a well-established business. Call 904-259-2000. 4/19tfc Lake Butler Hospital, Systems Administrator wanted. Please visit our website for more information and to ll out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105. Equal Employment Opportunity / Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace. 4/19-5/10p The Baker County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for Director of Community Development. This person provides a wide range of functions relating to the Baker County Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan through interpretation and implementation; performs plan review and coordination and other comprehensive planning, development and code enforcement activities. Minimum Bachelors degree in urban/regional planning, economic development, community development or a related eld from an accredited college or university and two years of planning, zoning or building is required. Must have an approachable personality and the ability to learn quickly. Excellent typing and computer skills with ability to operate Microsoft applications, such as excel, outlook, and word prociently. Application and complete job description is available at the Baker County Administration Ofce located at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny Florida 32063 or jobs Deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 4:00pm. Baker County is a drug free work place and EO employer. Salary$50,000 $60,000 annually DOQ. 4/12-4/26c Macclenny Nursing & Rehab is seeking RNs & LPNs full/part time. Day and Night shifts available. CNAs full/part time. Shifts available for 3-11 and 11-7. New wage scale! Must pass a criminal background check! 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Asking $60,000 with equipment, or $85,000 with equipment and truck. 904-412-6450. 4/19-4/26p REAL ESTATE Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limita tion or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such prefer ence, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 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Page 14 T B C P ursday, April 19, 2018JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comTrailing 2-0 at Bolles with two outs in the top of the sev enth inning, the BCHS Wildcat baseball team needed a clutch at bat to extend the game. Thats exactly what the Cats got. Travis Neal tied the game with a two-run double hopes alive. But it still wasnt enough to avoid the District 3-5A se ries sweep against the twotime defending Class 5A state champions in the marathon game. Bolles Bryson Kirksey with one out in the 11th inning, scoring Hunter Barco from third base to catapult the Bulldogs to a 3-2 win on April 13. The victory gave Bolles a 3-1 record in District 3-5A play, earning the Bulldogs the No. 1 seed in Mays district tournament. Baker County and Suwannee are scheduled to open the tour nament May 1 in Live Oak at 7 p.m., and the winner will play Bolles in the district title game May 3 at 7 p.m. Baker County stranded a runner at third base after Neals equalizing double, and pitcher Joel Satterwhite retired Bolles in order in the bottom of the seventh inning to force the extra innings. runner reach base in each extra inning, including Mason Davis leadoff single in the eighth and having two runners on base with one out in the ninth. They couldnt capitalize on the opportunities, though, as no runner passed second base. Bolles had runners reach in three of the four innings, but Baker County held the home team scoreless until vactor helped turn a double play to end the eighth inning after catching a line drive Austin Knight at second base for the force out. Vanvactor also pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-hit ball with three strikeouts, but the one hit gave the Bulldogs the advantage about midway through the game. Knight hit a fourth-inning solo home scoreless tie. Barco extended the lead with a sixth-inning RBI sin score Knight. Hunter Noblitt and Neal both had two hits for the Cats, whose eight hits doubled Bolles total. Neal and Jarron Hodges also pitched in the game, but Bolles four pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts. Barco pitched a complete-game one-hitter with 13 strikeouts, batted 2 for 2 with a double and two RBIs, and led Bolles to a 4-0 shutout over Baker County on April 12 in the district series opener. Short stop Noblitt notched Baker Countys lone connected with a line drive up the middle, which ricoMax Fergusons glove on a diving attempt in shallow Barco, a junior committed to Virginia, retired 15 of the next 16 batters, including his inning and strand Noblitt at third base. Noblitt also drew a walk with two outs in the third inning, but was again left in scoring position after stealing second base. The Bulldogs took the lead for good with a tworun second inning, but Neal nearly kept their first run from scoring. After catching Kirkseys out, Neal fired the ball to catcher Wade Johnson to catch Mac Forrester from tagging from third. The throw beat Forrester to the plate, but the ball squirted free as Forrester slid in safe ly for the go-ahead run. Cal Henrichsen extended the lead by scoring on a suicide squeeze from third as Jack Brady bunted. Henearlier in the inning. Caleb Crews pitched six innings, allowing three walks and three strikeouts. He received some defensive help behind him, including a 4-6 double play by Conner Moore and Noblitt to end the a pair of walks. Vanvactor also made two the Bulldogs of apparent hits. The Cats are scheduled to visit Santa Fe on April 19 and West Nassau on April 23 before returning to Baker County to play Eagles View on April 24. Cats run-rule Keystone Baker County scored seven runs in the second inning on April 16, leading the team to an 11-1 home win over nings to rebound from the district series. Preston Sutton went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs. He connected with the go-ahead single during the and another RBI base hit during the second inning. Noblitt, who extended his and Clayt Smith both hit RBI doubles in the second inning. Colby Kennedy and Conner Moore hit two-RBI singles in the game, and Moores hit capped the high-scoring second frame. Satterwhite pitched four shutout innings, allow ing four hits with as many strikeouts. Mason PlattoPurchase these photos at Photos by Jud JohnsonCatcher Wade Johnson tries to catch Mac Forrester sliding into home during the District 3-5A series opener on April 12.Short stop Hunter Noblitt looks to throw the ball after elding it.Cats swept by Bolles in districtJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR the masculinity ingrained in professional wrestling. Instead, the Tallahassee-based wrestler challenges those preconceptions while embracing his own identity. is one of the few openly queer active professional wrestlers. And when his matches begin, he aims to change the audiences perception of how LGBTQ characters have long been presented in the wrestling world. People look at me and think he might act girly, but when the bell rings I start laying into a guy and change their perception, said the 27-year-old. ... I start throwing rights and lefts. Its brutality in there, man. sobriety following a battle with substance abuse. He made his in-ring debut at 23 years old. I traded in getting drunk for getting punched He soon started performing for Destiny Christian Championship Wrestling, a company founded by Steve and Vanessa Pender designed to spread the Gospel. The company regularly runs shows which involve a Bible reading and testimony in addition to the action in Macclenny, including Unbroken scheduled for April 21 at Destiny Peoples Worship Center. Theyre telling their ministry, but Im also givwith it, Gibson said. In fact, the Penders welcome his presence on the shows. Its more important to show that all people are welcome in that ring. That it doesnt matter if they are LGBT or what have you because we dont judge, Mrs. Pender said. We embrace people. ... We lead by example and we love everybody because thats our job as believers. Gibson, like he has throughout the Southeast, has built his reputation in DCCW since his debut in 2014. He has worked his way up the promotions ranks with his charisma and brawling inring style. He now holds the companys United States Championship. Although he debuted as a heel wrestling jargon for villain he has since garnered a near 50-50 split between cheers and boos, he said, as the crowd accepted his character. Hes got this magnetism that people are attracted to. His personality comes through in the ring, Mrs. Pender said. He has a very unique persona because it challenges the audience to wonder Who is this guy? You end up loving him and embracing him in the end. Championship at Unbroken against Tony Storm. at 7 p.m. When they give you chance to ... represent the company on a poster and be a big part of the show it means something extraordinary, said Gibson, who also holds the championship for Gainesville-based FEST Wrestling. ... Im glad they took the chance to go down that avenue with me. But not all crowds have been as welcoming as DCCW and the more adult-oriented FEST Wrestling. He has been on the receiving end of hate speech and slurs yelled from the audience. One person even approached him three separate times was at his merchandise table. Gibson isnt afraid to respond to the hateful speech, and it could inspire young people to do the same. If they want to bring the heat onto me then ing the character trait displayed in front of people, he said. It gives kids the idea I dont have to back tall and proud. Widespread acceptance could soon be on the horizon for LGBTQ people in the wrestling world. The WWE has recently started a pro-LGBTQ promotion with Balor Club is for Everyone involv ing Finn Balor, one of the companys most popular wrestlers. He entered the arena for his WrestleMania match surrounded by members of the New Orleans LGBTQ community, and has merchandise adorned with a rainbow design. Having LGBTQ issues discussed in the forefront will only help the communitys acceptance moving forward, whether as a wrestler or a fan, Gibson said. When we have these issues being pushed forward ... it kind of opens the door to say youre safe to come to these shows and if you have a problem let us know, said Gibson, who runs a moving company for his day job. The more of us who are outward and outspoken and welcoming with open arms the less hate will be tolerated. PHOTO COURTESY O F PICS AND CLIPS MEDIA Ey holds the DCCW United States Championship.Challenging LGBTQ perceptions inside the ringJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comAnother key member of Baker Countys Class 5A runner-up football team has signed to play in college. Wesley Belford signed his letter of intent to Edward Waters College on April 14 while at the schools Jacksonville campus with family by his side. He became Wesley Belford the sixth player in the football programs Class of 2018 to ink a college scholarship. It felt good knowing that Ill be furthering along my education and my football career into college, Belford said Tuesday. He will still be joined by several familiar faces as he embarks on the next chapter of his playing career. Wildcat teammates Brian West and Tay Reed also signed to Edward Waters College on March 9, and will continue to play together for the next four years. I played with them through my whole high school career, said Belford, who plans to study business. I know what they can produce. I know what I can produce and were just going to represent Baker. Belford said he could have signed the same day as West and Reed but he was still weighing his options. Valdosta State was another contender, and both schools felt like home, he said. He opted with Edward Waters College because of the welcoming environment from the players and coaches, as well as its proximity to Baker County. Valdosta wasnt far for me but it was far for my parents, Belford said. Once I decided Edward Waters would be closer for my parents to travel to my games I accepted to go to Edward Waters. Belford enters the NAIA football program listed as an athlete after playing both wide receiver and cor nerback for the Wildcats, but said he will likely play receiver and return kicks and punts for the Tigers. Edward Waters College member of the Mid-South Conferences Sun Division. The Tigers will play against three Sun Division teams featuring former Cats in Webber International The Macclenny resident said hes excited to begin the next phase of his education and playing careers. People say once you go to college its a new life, Belford said. Going to college starts a new chapter in your life and Im ready to see how this chapters going to go.Belford signs to Edward Waters


ursday, April 19, 2018 T B C P Page 15JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe three seniors on the BCHS Lady Wildcat softball team Taylor Dyal, Emma Gipson and Tori Richardson have done a lot of winning during their four-year careers. Theyve helped the Lady Cats to 80 wins, in fact, and are the last remaining members of the 2015 Class 5A championship team. Dyal, Gipson and Richardson also boast three straight district championships and regional played a major role in the programs win on Senior Night. Baker County pulled away with a four-run fourth inning on April 16 and held off Fleming Islands seventh-inning rally to win 5-3 in its regular-season home Reagan Griffis scored the go-ahead run on a fourth-inning error by short stop Maya Littles during Richardsons at bat, which sparked the game-changing running for Taylor Crews, who hit a one-out double to Crews pitched five in nings of four-hit ball with three strikeouts and one earned run. Dyal and Gipson also hit RBI singles in the fourth inning, and Dyal crossed home run-scoring base hit. Fleming Island cut into the lead in the seventh inning, nearly spoiling Senior Night. Tiara Peters hit a 3 with two RBIs, including a game-tying single to right Morgan Grimm, who walked and then advanced to third base on two passed balls, also scored in the sev enth inning when a throw to when Mackenzie Bullock bunted. But a double play helped surge. Dyal caught Lesette Fonsecas line drive and then threw the ball to GipIt was the second of two double plays Baker County turned in the game. Crews and Keves turned a 1-4 variety to end the second inning after the pitcher caught a line drive and caught the Kat Rhoden had two hits for the Lady Cats, and gave lead with an RBI single. The win on Senior Night snapped a two-game losing streak, which came on consecutive nights at Columbia and at home against West Nassau. Columbias Dara Gaylard run on April 12, lifting the Lady Tigers 3-2 over Baker loss of the season. The Lady Cats also fell 2-1 at West Nassau and 5-4 at Suwannee in early March on walkKeves, who went 2 for 4, tied the game at 3-all in the top of the seventh inning with a two-out single to left The Lady Cats had runners at second and third with a chance to take the lead, but Columbias CrisDeona Bea sley ended the threat with her fourth strikeout. The Lady Tigers scored two runs in the fourth inning to pull ahead after Emma Gipsons RBI single gave Baker County an ear the game by scoring on a dropped third strike in the beigs RBI double in the bottom half of the frame regained the lead for Columbia. Baker County also fell 10-0 to visiting West Nassau on April 13. The Lady Cats visited Creekside on April 17. They end their regular season April 19 at Oakleaf. Baker County is scheduled to host the District 3-5A tournament beginning April 24 with a game between Bolles and Suwannee. The Lady Cats will play the win ner of that game April 26 at 7 p.m. in the district championship game.FORMER CATS Ads starting at $30 THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Get 15% o if purchased by APRIL 20 2018 BCHS 259-2400 GRADUATION ADS!SENIOR PHOTOS SCHOLAR ATHLETES AND MORE! Samples and prices at Purchase these photos at Photos by Jud JohnsonEmma Gipson, Taylor Dyal and Tori Richardson pose with owers and gift bags on Senior Night.Taylor Crews pitches against Fleming Island. Sara KevesSeniors honored before 5-3 victoryJON 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 complete the FSAS physical form available the schools front outs. 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.JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comFormer BCHS Wildcat baseball and softball stars had mostly productive weeks despite inconsistent results from their collegiate teams. The No. 17 Middle Georgia State Knights six-game winning streak was snapped on April 13 with a 7-4 loss at Blue Mountain College in the ern States Athletic Conferman Mikal Flores went 2 for 4 with a double and RBI in the loss, which dropped the Knights to 34-13 overall and 13-5 in the conference. Flores also had a great setwo games, which Middle Georgia won 13-5 and 15-7 in a doubleheader on April. He combined to bat 5 of 11 with a double, four RBIs and three runs scored. Senior pitcher Jared Crews also threw six innings with eight runs two earned in the series opener. The Knights began the week traveling to play the Thomas Night Hawks, featuring junior Landon Boyette. Flores had a hit and scored a run as the Knights won 6-2. of three games to Warner in a Sun Conference series. Thomas won the opener 4-3 on April 13 before getting swept 9-4 and 6-3 in a dou bleheader the following day. Senior Kylie Holtons split a pair of road doubleheaders against Belmont and Marshall. Holton combined to bat 1 for 4 with a walk on April 13 as Morehead State 3-0 after losing 3-2 earlier in the Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader. She combined to bat 2 for 6 on April 11 with the Lady Eagles winning 3-2 before losing 3-0 at Marshall. Junior pitcher Zach Rafuses South Carolina-Aiken Pacers won two out of three games at Young Harris in a Peach Belt Conference series. Rafuse pitched 5 1/3 innings with seven hits, four four earned as the Pacers 13. South Carolina-Aiken swept a doubleheader on April 14, 6-5 and 6-4. Sophomore pitcher Dylan Halls FSCJ BlueWave have lost six straight games to fall to 14-25 overall. Hall allowed one hit in one inning on April 14 as FSCJ lost 5-4 at Daytona State. He also threw 1 1/3 inning with two hits allowed on April 11 in a 5-4 loss at Seminole State. FSCJ also fell 4-0 on April 13 to visiting Santa Fe. Freshman pitcher Landen Nevill had a strike out and a hit allowed in 1/3 inning on April 12 as his South Georgia State Hawks topped Andrew 15-6. The Tallahassee Community College Lady Eagles, featuring sophomores Callie Paine and Brandie Callaway, have lost 16 straight games to fall to 10-32-1. Callaway went 0 for 1 with a walk on April 12 in her teams 3-2 loss at Gulf State College. She also went 1 for 3 with a stolen base on April 11 in TCCs 7-4 home loss to Pensacola State College. Paine pitched three innings with a strikeout and four hits and three runs allowed. The No. 13 Florida State Lady Seminoles, featuring freshman Madison Kennedy, won two out of three games against Boston College in an Atlantic Coast Conference series after topping Florida in a battle of two highly ranked teams. header at Boston College on April 13, falling 1-0 in the opener before rebounding 5-0 on April 14. The program also won 4-1 at home over sixth-ranked Florida on April 11.JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comTen BCHS Lady Wildcat track and District 3-2A meet on April 12 at Raines. Rachel Mechum in the girls discus and Hannah Walton in the girls vidually, and the girls 4x100 and 4x800 relay teams both also advanced to the Region 1-2A meet, which is scheduled for April 25 at Tallahassees Florida High. They come out wanting it, coach Charles Ruise Sr. said Tuesday. All through the season they put the time number were taking to regionals. Mechum had Baker Countys best discus with a throw of an even 89 feet. Skye Miller came in ninth with a distance of 65-10.00. Walton qualified for the regional meet with a fourth-place time of 19.09 in the 100 hurdles. Cheyenne Kinghorn The girls 4x100 relay team Carsyn mann and Rikkia Tisdale eked out a Yulee. The squad advanced to the Re gion 1-2A competition with a time of 58.12. The 4x800 team of Rebekah Bar ber, Audrey Echols, Andrea Pelfrey and Miller clocked in at 13:32.39. Courtney Bernard will join the relay team as an alternate. Baker County had top-10 showings in six other events, including a pair of ished one position shy of moving on in the state series. 14.20 in the girls 100 dash, which was just .27 seconds back of Ribaults Charity Collins fourth-place time. Chase Hancock also finished fifth in the boys discus with a throw of 11208.00. ish in the girls shot put, taking sixth place with a throw of 25-02.00. In the boys shot put, Matthew McPelfrey clocked in an eighth-place time of 3:08.38 in the girls 800 run. 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Page 16 T B C P ursday, April 19, 2018JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comOverwhelmed. That was the word used by both Michelle Hodges and Tracy Boggs to describe the turnout on April 14 for the inaugural Wildcat Warrior 5K at Heritage Park. Two-hundred-and-nine ty-two runners and walkers registered for the 5K, held in the memory of former BCHS Wildcat pitcher Colby Hodges who passed away in March following a battle with testicular cancer. The event, which also included booth, raised $10,393.47 for Ms. Boggs said. We were not expecting it to be that successful. Not at all, said Ms. Boggs, who three former classmates Linda Gibson, Jackie Rodgers and Robin Williams who are friends with Colbys mother, Ms. Hodges. We were thinking about half that. We were amazed. Among those on hand were Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson and the BCHS Wildcat baseball team, which helped start the 5K. Ms. Hodges said the turnout, which also included travel balls teams such as the Baker Bomberz and Baker Outlaws, the latter of which Colby helped coach, showed the impact he had on the community. I think it spoke volumes for the kind of person he was, she said. ... It made me a very proud mother to know that he touched lives and so many support him in that way. And it was a former classmate of his who won the in augural race. Jacob Echols, who also competes for the high schools cross country team, place with a time of 20 minutes, 20.76 seconds. Its good to get the community out for an event like this, he said. The Broadway in Baker: Greatest Hits musical held at the high school over the weekend also raised money for Wildcat Warrior, which aims to provide communifamilies throughout Northeast Florida who have children battling life-threatening illnesses. more plans on the horizon. 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A lot to tell Colby when I do get to see him one day.Michelle Hodges Overwhelming turnout for inaugural 5KBy Kylee Kearns, 11.SAMANTHA GRENROCKUF/IFAS COMMUNICATIONSAs we age, physical activity and diet become even more important to maintaining a healthy body and lifestyle, one UF expert says. As we get older, our bodies change, and we are at greater risk for develop ing chronic diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes, said Dr. Sharon Austin, adult programs specialist for the Family Nutrition Program from UF/IFAS. My job is to encourage older adults to make small changes that will help them lead active, independent lives. Adults over 65 are the fastest growing age group in the United States, and Florida has the highest percentage of adults 65 and older of any state, she said. Everyone ages differently, and individual needs can be determined with your doctor. But in general, as we get older, we may need to pay more attention to certain aspects of our eating and exercise routines to stay healthy, she said. Calorie needs As we age, our bodies typically need fewer calories because we are moving less and have less muscle mass. When you dont need as many calories, you want to make sure you get more bang for your buck. That means avoiding empty calories and choosing foods that are going to give you the nutrients you need, she said. Eating from every food group One way to ensure that you are getting all the nutrients you need is to eat a variety of foods from every food group. Take a look at to see how much of each food group to consume. Fiber-rich foods Fiber isnt just good for digestive health. It also helps lower risk for heart disease and diabe tes, which are common chronic diseases in older adults, she said. You can get your daily recommended intake of beans, and fresh fruits and vegetables. with vitamin B12, vitamin D and calcium. Vitamin B12 helps keep the bodys nerve and blood cells healthy, and calcium and Vitamin D help support bone health, Austin said. Drinking water Older adults may have a decreased sense of thirst, and may more easily become dehydrat ed. One way to avoid de hydration is to sip water throughout the day from a cup or container you keep nearby during your daily routines, she said Exercises for mo bility, balance and weight management When we talk about exercise for older adults, the goal is to set yourself up for physical indepen dence. In our classes, we talk about everyday activities, such as cleaning the house or gardening, which can keep us strong and We also practice ways to increase balance, which can help us avoid falls and injury, Austin said. Next time youre sitting watching TV, get up and dance during the commercial break. Its a small step toward health, and its fun, she said.Tips for senior health