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The Baker County press
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June 22Movie in the park Star Wars New Hope screening 8:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Heritage Park Village, Lowder Street The Baker Prevention Coalitions Summer Movie Series at Heritage Park starts with the original Star Wars lm, New Hope, on June 22. Gates at 7 p.m. with the movie at 8:30 p.m. The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi will be July 13 and July 27, respectively.JUNE 23Mega sports camp 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. First Assembly of GodFirst Assembly of God in Macclenny will host a Mega Sports Camp on Saturday, June 23. Registration is 8:30 a.m. for 9 a.m. start. Goes Behind bars for sexting teenPage 6 Little league updatePage 15 AT AGLANCE THINGS TO DO Rockin out with kids Page 11 Go vote What does downtown Macclenny need most? 31% Restaurants21% Bars/entertainment17% Parking17% Beautication7% Community events5% Housing2% Oce space MORE SPORTSStaples stays put See page 14 rfnntbb b AC REPAIR SPECIAL n bANY AIR CONDITIONING REPAIRSPlus tax, if applicable. Not valid with other offers. Coupon valid at vehicle check-in. See dealer for offer details. Expires 6/28/18. WWW.BURKINSCHEVY.COM OIL CHANGEPLUS A MULTI-POINT VEHICLE INSPECTIONUp to 5 qt. of oil. On most vehicles. Plus tax, if applicable. Not valid with other offers. Coupon valid at vehicle check-in. See dealer for offer details. Expires 6/28/18. r r See page 5 JON SHUMAKEInterstate 10 was briefly closed in both directions the morning of June 19 after a westbound 2002 Ford Explorer overturned in the tree line just west of Sanderson. Driver Tiffany Davis, 26, and passenger Linda Brown, 55, both of Sand erson, were airlifted to UF Health Gainesville with se rious injuries after the vehicles left rear tire blew out about 10:15 a.m., causing the driver to lose control. The Ford veered to the through a shallow ditch before striking a tree and over turning about three miles west of U.S. 90. Both Ms. Davis and Ms. Brown were not restrained. A second passenger, Susan Brown, 42, of Sanderson, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken by EMS to Fraser Hospital with minor inju ries. Photos by Jon ShumakeA UF Health Gainesville helicopter lands on Interstate 10 west of Sanderson Tuesday morning to transport one of two women who were seriously injured when a 2002 Ford Explorer overturned.The 2002 Ford Explorer overturned when it hit a tree following a blown tire.Two women airliedSUV ips aer a blown tireA federal inmate at county jail is being held charged with felony aggravated battery on a jail depduring a struggle Ira King with sevIra King, 39, of Sa vannah, housed in Baker County as a U.S. Marshal inmate, became belligerent and uncooperative early that afternoon, according to the incident report, and attacked Sgt. Adophus Warren, 47, and two others after placing him in a private cell due to his behav ior.Inmate bites jail sergeantSee page 3 Other Departments Veterans Services Legal Medical Examiner Animal Control Recreation Elections Supervisor Property Appraiser Fire Department County Commission Solid Waste EMS Inmate Housing Sheri Tax Collector Clerk of Court 2018-19 County Budget Requests by Department TOTAL BUDGET $22,908,028 +1%Fire Department $669,592 +145% Animal Control $172,015 +69% Solid Waste $1.2m +56% County Commission $977,015 +14% Recreation $172,785 +11% Legal $60,000 +11% Elections Supervisor $502,682 +9% EMS $1.6m +7% Veterans Services $35,296 +7% Sheri $4.3m +5% Clerk of Court $296,252 +2% Medical Examiner $100,000 +1.8% Property Appraiser $648,217 -2% Tax Collector $479,991 -31%MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF During the first half of a nonstop budget workshop from early afternoon until late in the night on June 12, county commissioners devoted about 90 minutes to the first complete budget from Sheriff Scotty Rhoden since he took office in January, 2017. The sheriff wasnt able to attend the meeting in person because he had been subpoenaed to testify in a federal court case in Jacksonville, so he sent finance director Jeffrey Cox in his place. This is a case that involved something before he even became sheriff, Mr. Cox said, adding that Sheriff Rhoden hoped to make it back to Macclenny in time for the 1 p.m. workshop but as of 11 a.m. he was still waiting to be called to testify.Sheri seeks a 5% budget hikeJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThere was tension, laughter and a heavy dose of confusion during the first half of nearly nine hours of discussion among quests for 2018-19. But when the marathon budget workshop ended, the coun tys spending plan for the coming Balks at $10K for vets councilSee page 3 See page 2


Page 2 T B C P ursday, June 21, 2018Nonetheless, Mr. Cox said he would do his best to answer questions and explain all budget increases to the board, as he directed their attention to a summary page containing proposed expenditures for the fiscal year As you can see, we did have a 5.5 percent increase overall in our budget, he said. Thats $224,000 ($224,069 to be exact). Some of it is in operation al expenses; some of it is in personnel services. He also reminded the board that Sheriff Rhoden had only been in office about six months when he presented his first budget last year, whereas, The budget youre receiving now is after at least a year and a half in office, so I would ask that you just keep that in mind as we go through this. The budget for the sheriffs office under county control would increase about 5 percent to some $4.3 million in 2018-19, which includes dispatch, courthouse security, home detention and county law enforcement, according to the departments budget request. But the total budget to run the entire department next year is an estimated $10.8 million, a 6.74 percent increase. Thats because the department is responsible for several different functions law enforcement and corrections and receives funding from different sources to carry out its overall mission. Funding comes from county commissioners, Macclenny city commissioners, federal and state grant programs, the school district for school crossing guards and school resource officers and the Baker Correctional Development Corporation (BCDC) the nonprofit own er of the county jail and sheriffs administration building. Schools to fund SROs We didnt have a whole lot of changes in most of those departments or funds but we did have changes in some of them, Mr. Cox said. is with our school resource deputies. Because of the recent school shooting in South Florida, following a string of similar incidents throughout the country in recent years, state lawmakers have allocated millions of dollars to put armed officers in all schools throughout Florida, including four additional in Baker County, which presently has only two. The school system has always funded $60,000 a year for those two deputies and you have supplemented the salaries and benefits for those deputies at about $52,000 a year, said Mr. Cox. Starting July 1, we have a new agreement with the school system and theyre going to be funding 100 percent of the salaries and benefits for those six deputies. The proposed budget shows the funding for school deputies jumping from $60,000 this year to $384,466 a 541 percent increase but overall, theres going to be no cost to you, he told commissioners. This really is just for informational purposes only? What youre showing actually has no effect on our over all budget, is that correct? asked Commissioner James Bennett. All youre showing is that youre hiring officers and the school boards paying for them? That is accurate, said Mr. Cox.Where you see that big change I just want you to be aware of it. Next, Mr. Cox went on to a relatively small item in the budget that he said could generate some controversy because it involves the loss of a federal grant due to socalled sanctuary cities. The U.S. Justice Depart ment has partially funded $38,909 for one detective position through a Justice Assistance Grant matched by a supplemental appropriation from the county every year of about $17,328. Mr. Cox said the sheriffs office had budgeted $56,237 for the position next year but recently was notified that the federal grant program had been halted pending the outcome of litigation with sanctuary cities. The sanctuary cities are in the process of suing the federal government for those funds so what the justice de partment has decided to do is just to hold all of the funds until all of the cases are resolved. What the sheriffs office is asking the county to do, Mr. Cox said, is pay the en tire $56,237 next year if the grant doesnt come through and, if it does, the money would be repaid to the county. However, he said he has heard through a reliable source that the grant probably will not be funded next year at all. This is impacting our budget by a considerable sum of money, he said. Commissioner Jimmy Anderson, never one to stick to politically correct terminology, said it disturbed him that idiots in these sanctuary cities are causing everyone (in counties throughout the U.S.) to be punished by the loss of federal funding. Basically, theyre breaking the law, he said, by not doing what the federal gov ernment tells them to do (turn over illegal immigrants to federal authorities) and then were all punished for it. Thats right, said Mr. Cox. Police in sanctuary cities, however, argue that federal law enforcement agencies are charged with rounding up illegal immigrants, not local or state police. BCSO requests 5 percent more for policing As the discussion continued Mr. Cox said, Were slowly working our way to the meat of the budget, meaning the big-ticket items of law enforcement, corrections, dispatch and judicial services, which totaled an increase averaging 5.75 percent based on the following funding requests: Dispatch costs would increase from $428,202 to $441,818, or 7 percent. But overtime pay has dropped greatly in the past year since two additional dispatchers were hired, bringing the total number of dispatchers up to 10. tracking to be about $19,000 a year, which is really good when you look at previous years when we were track ing at $50,000 to $60,000 a year in overtime ... Mr. Cox said. Judicial services would jump from $291,334 to $319,529, up 10 percent largely due to increases in life and health insurance costs for four deputies assigned to the courthouse. Law enforcement would increase 4 percent, from $3,354,405 to $3,502,336, and would include addition al incentive pay encouraging deputies to enroll in college courses or seek additional training toward becoming a detective. Corrections, which em ploys about 73 employees, including 56 corrections officers at the jail 14 on each of four shifts would increase overall about 2 percent from $5,068,498 to $5,173,380, again largely due to health insurance and retirement benefits. This is our corrections budget, which until last year we never really submitted to you (commissioners) at all, said Mr. Cox. But Sheriff Rhoden wanted to show you everything that we get and everything we send out. The sheriff also submitted a copy of BCDCs bud get for next year, showing total revenue of $14.4 mil lion, including the countys flat fee of $2.8 million for housing local inmates and $11,293,100 in federal revenue for housing inmates detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. When the subject of BCDC and its shaky financial history came up Commissioner James Croft mentioned his concern for the boards continued practice of being late making as much as $600,000 in payments due to the sheriffs office. Im just curious, how in the world can yall float $600,000 owed to you? the commissioner asked Mr. Cox. Its a tough job. We just have to do what we can to make it work, said Mr. Cox. We have to watch our spending very closely and how we pay our bills. Its a delicate balance. He said it probably would be an impossible balancing act without the countys monthly inmate housing payment, which equals about $233,333. Mr. Croft continued to press Mr. Cox about how the sheriffs office can continue to pay its bills while having to wait for late payments of hundreds of thousands of dollars from BCDC. The bills are being paid but theyre not being paid in as timely a manner as they need to be paid, Mr. Cox re plied. So, youre just robbing from Peter to pay Paul, commented Commissioner Cathy Rhoden. Thats a good analogy for it, Mr. Cox said. Later in the discussion Jack Baker Jr., one of the county commissions ap pointees to the BCDC board a year ago, told commissioners that BCDC faces an uncertain financial future that could cost the county more money to house local in mates than the current $2.8 million a year if the board is unable to secure a low-in terest loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to pay off high-interest bond debt. We are proposing at this point in time to maintain the $2.8 million contribution from the county, he said. I do want to prepare you for the fact that if this USDA financing doesnt go through I dont see any way that thats going to stay at that number. We built the budget on 367 federal inmates and we only had one month that we reached that threshold. Every federal inmate for 365 days is $30,000 in revenue. Right now, Mr. Baker said, based on a daily aver age number of local inmates in the jail, 123, during the first eight months of the current fiscal year the effective daily rate is $62.37. He said it may not be possible to keep it that low. Commissioner Bennett thanked Mr. Baker and his fellow BCDC board members for their hard work and dedication this past year, adding his gratitude that the coun tys $2.8 million payment each year is a whole lot less than it was a couple of years ago. We fully understand that there continues to be challenges ahead with the USDA loan, but were holding out hope that you guys can pull it off yet. Well, weve done all we can do, Mr. Baker responded. The last check box is in your court. In opening remarks, County Manager Kennie Downing stated that all department heads had been told to keep their requests as close to a no-change budget as possible over last year. Most did, a few didnt, and none had any control over rising personnel expenses such as health insurance and retirement benefits. She also noted that no pay raises were included in the proposed budget at this time. e bills are being paid but theyre not being paid in as timely a manner as they need to be paid.-BCSO nance director Jerey Cox, STARTS FRIDAY SCREEN 1CHRISS PRATT inFriday 7:00, 9:25 Saturday 4:30, 7:00, 9:25 Sunday 4:45, 7:15 Monday-Thursday 7:15 NOW SHOWING SCREEN 2W alt DisneysFriday 7:05, 9:30 Saturday 4:35, 7:05, 9:30 Sunday 4:50, 7:20 Monday-Thursday 7:30 Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 before 6 pm 964-5451 101 W. Call St., StarkeVisit us online at Wed. Summer Kids Shows All Seats $5 June 27 Show Dogs 10am-1pm From page 1 1$2,500 minimum deposit is required for opening the Money Market Account. Annual Percentage Yield (APY) of 1.50% is guaranteed for 6 months from account opening date. 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Fees could reduce the earnings 2Annual Percentage Yield (APY) of 1.60% for 12 months, 1.80% for 18 months, and 2.00% for 24 months is accurate as of 6/6/2018 and is subject to change at any time. Minimum balance to open and obtain limited time. Penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. No public funds or managed funds are eligible. Rates to Roar About 888.248.LION (5466)$500 Minimum Deposit, up to $250,000 per Customer 12 Month1.60%APY224 Month2.00%APY21.80%APY218 MonthCD Rates$2,500 Minimum Deposit, up to $250,000 per customer.1.50%APY1Money Market Rates Photo by Joel AddingtonCounty commissioners James Croft, Jimmy Anderson and chairman Bobby Steele during Tuesdays budget workshop.Budget: BCSO spending proposed at $10.8M


ursday, June 21, 2018 T B C P Page 3grown by less than 1 percent compared to the current budget and remained nearly $23 million. Commissioners started staking out their respective fiscal positions, however, identifying spending pri orities and rejecting others. Commissioner James Bennett in particular heav ily scrutinized the budget requests from department heads and constitutional ofAs the meeting wound down about midnight on June 12 Mr. Bennett and other commissioners thanked county staff for requests, which totaled hundreds of pages of documents that measured up to some 4 inches when stacked together. I prefer this to doing it every single week, Mr. Bennett said of the lengthy 1 p.m. Its not perfect, said county finance director Cheryl Rewis, but well get there. She had just reviewed a series of corrections to the budget figures or changes sought by commissioners she said totaled more than $606,000 and took the budget from a proposed 2 percent decrease to a 2.6 per cent increase. There were departments or grant programs for which available, Ms. Rewis said, including the tax collectors ures from the state that she didnt expect until sometime next month, how much the City of Macclenny would others. Commissioners balk at $10K for vets council Nonetheless, among the requests generating the most discussion were those ment and the Baker Coun ty Veterans Council, which sought $10,000 from the board. Commissioners Bennett and James Croft balked at the request, citing their lack of oversight in how the money would be spent and the need for making the countys veterans administrator a full-time position. Currently, the administrator, Tony Esterling, works four days per week. I have a concern that we dont invest enough in veterans services administration ... but yet we [may] give $10,000 to a private organization, said Mr. Bennett, referencing the nonprofit veterans council. He also noted there have been some disconnects between Mr. They dont always see eye to eye, Mr. Bennett said. While commissioners applauded the work of the veterans council in the community, commission chairman Bobby Steele, Mr. Bennett and Mr. Croft agreed at least some of the money should be spent elsewhere in the budget. Theyre super ... Theyve done a lot for us, said Mr. Steele, who suggested allocating money to the veterans could then be distributed at Mr. Esterlings discretion. Mr. Bennett, meanwhile, said while the veterans council does do a phenomenal job he would rather consider funding requests from the group on a project-by-project basis rather than once annually. Without a full-time vetthis is one [request] I cannot support, said the com missioner. Commissioner Jimmy Anderson strongly advocated for granting the $10,000 request. He said hes worked with the veterans council on many projects that have much as other groups mak ing donation requests, like the Council on Aging. What they do for veterans and to keep our parks the community. They step up every time weve asked them to step up, said Mr. Anderson. Not supporting the group in the face, he added. County manager Kennie Downing cautioned the commission that including the donation could lead other nonprofit organizations to seek similar annual allocations. You could be opening up Finance chief Ms. Rewis added that county employees view such donations negatively since they have been placed under strict budgeting constraints for years. Were just tired of things falling down around us, she said. Mr. Anderson responded that commissioners are attempting to address the needs of departments and munity groups. Whats to say we cant do both, he said. Commissioner Croft was next to weigh in but prefaced his comments by warning commissioners about speaking on the record at such a late hour. He said while Mr. Anderson may be passionate about the veter ans council, hes just as passionate about taxpayers and the trust they place in com missioners to spend public money wisely. I dont know its always governments job to step in, said Mr. Croft while acknowledging some would see that view as anti-veteran. He said several of his im mediate family members are veterans or currently serv ing in the military and his lack of support for the expenditure shouldnt be seen as a slight against veterans. Im up here dealing with taxes that are entrusted to us, said the commissioner. Government has gotten out of hand funding everything. Were trying to dig ourselves out of years of not properly other departments ... then were hit with other smaller requests ... We get put in positions you have to vote for this because youll be cast as something terrible ... Im thinking wheres the extra $10,000 coming from? ... Commissioner Cathy Rhoden agreed the veterans council does a good job but called the $10,000 request excessive. Commissioners may choose to fund a portion of the request as budget talks continue, however. County to the group in the budget, according to a list of budget changes released Tuesday. Fire department budget in flux The fire department requested the largest budget increase from about $273,000 to some $645,000, presumably funded but a much higher county fire assessment on property owners, and hopefully, grant money. The $372,000 jump, or 136 percent increase, is envisioned to help replace the two full-time firefighters and buy new vehicles and equipment. Two grants are the costs for the additional personnel and station. However, commissioners have yet to set the amount of la has not yet received approvals on the grant applications, both of which will drive spending in the department in 2018-19. Board members, espe cially Mr. Bennett, were displeased that sorely needed repairs at other stations, including those in Cuyler and Taylor, were left out of the Then after the county manager suggested adding $25,000 to the repairs and maintenance line item, com missioner Bennett chastised ing how much repairs could cost. Whos getting the benefit? ... Its reasonable to know we should have a plan for these other stations and Im hearing that we dont, said the commissioner, who would later apologize for his tone. Chief Marfongella pledged to survey the seven stations other than Sanderson and get quotes for needed repairs, but reminded commissioners his requests in recent years for additional funding, including for building repairs, were turned down. As they attempt to install ment fee, other commission ers are aware how important it will be for residents to see upgrades at their nearest Mr. Anderson recommended splitting up $25,000 among the outlying stations so the public can see money going back into their community ... That means a lot. Plus, he said, better facilities should help recruit more volun teers, whose numbers have dwindled. People paying assessment need to see what theyre getting, he said. Published June 14, 21 & 28, 2018DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXESNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 29th day of June, 2018 at the hour of nine A.M. at the Baker County Tax Collectors Office, 32 North 5th Street, in Baker County, City of Macclenny, State of Florida, Tax Sale Certificates will be sold on the following described land to pay the amount due for the 2017 taxes herein set opposite the same, together with all advertising costs of sale.Instructions on Identifying PropertyProperty Parcel Number (PPN) Example: (PPN) 01-1S-22-1001-0102-001001Represents the Section where the property is located. 1SRepresents the Township where the property is located. 22Represents the Range where the property is located. 1001Represents the Subdivision where the property is located. 0102Represents the Block where the property is located. 0010Represents the Lot where the property is located.SEE CURRENT TAX ROLL FOR COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIP TION. 1 $56.25 023S21000000000022 GLEN PROPERTY LLC 2 $748.03 023S21000000000026 GLEN PROPERTY LLC 3 $58.42 023S21000000000027 GLEN PROPERTY LLC 4 $652.89 031S20000000000183 PADGETT HARRY L & MELINDA 5 HX $576.31 043S21000000000051 HUTCHINS LEONARD DANIEL & 6 $948.49 043S21020400001140 GLEN FOREST LLC 7 $868.93 043S21020400001310 GLEN FOREST LLC 8 $846.99 043S21020400001320 GLEN FOREST LLC 9 $5,286.73 053S22000000000020 APEX FABRICATION INC 10 $14,209.08 053S22000000000034 J PARKER PROPERTIES LLC 11 $109.60 091N21000000000010 RHODEN THOMAS R & TINA M 12 $118.55 101S20000200000310 LAND TRUST #31 OSCEOLA 13 $52.18 101S20000200000370 OSCEOLA LAND TRUST #35363738 14 $277.37 112S21000000000031 RHODEN THOMAS R & ET AL 15 $266.12 142S21000000000060 RHODEN THOMAS J & ET AL 16 $355.50 252S21004700000190 RHODEN THOMAS R & TINA M 17 $495.18 262S20000000000027 LAND TRUST 18 HX $527.98 281S21014300010190 BAIN JAMES & LORI 19 $161.36 291S20003604030100 OSCEOLA LAND TRUST #10CD1011DD 20 $252.38 291S20003604030120 OSCEOLA LAND TRUST #12CD 21 $61.29 291S20003604050120 OSCEOLA LAND TRUST #12 ED 22 $133.81 292S22022000000010 MAE LILLIES LLC 23 $133.81 292S22022000000050 MAE LILLIES LLC 24 $133.81 292S22022000000090 MAE LILLIES LLC 25 $133.81 292S22022000000150 MAE LILLIES LLC 26 $128.57 292S22022000000180 MAE LILLIES LLC 27 $123.36 292S22022000000230 MAE LILLIES LLC 28 $133.81 292S22022000000290 MAE LILLIES LLC 29 $139.02 292S22022000000350 MAE LILLIES LLC 30 $139.02 292S22022000000370 MAE LILLIES LLC 31 $118.14 292S22022000000410 MAE LILLIES LLC 32 $149.45 292S22022000000450 MAE LILLIES LLC 33 $133.81 292S22022000000520 MAE LILLIES LLC 34 $196.42 292S22022000000550 MAE LILLIES LLC 35 $123.36 292S22022000000690 MAE LILLIES LLC 36 $175.54 292S22022000000740 MAE LILLIES LLC 37 $144.24 292S22022000000790 MAE LILLIES LLC 38 $133.81 292S22022000000840 MAE LILLIES LLC 39 $175.54 292S22022000000880 MAE LILLIES LLC 40 $165.11 292S22022000000900 MAE LILLIES LLC 41 $107.71 292S22022000000940 MAE LILLIES LLC 42 $232.94 292S22022000000980 MAE LILLIES LLC 43 $154.66 292S22022000001010 MAE LILLIES LLC 44 $109.25 293S19005900000010 DUNCAN PATTY DIANNE 45 $67.79 312S22009900000010 DAVIS MYRNA ROWE 46 $114.82 332S21017500000020 RHODEN MESHELLE D & ET AL Fundraiser for BellaJoin us and support Bella and her family!June 23starting at 11 am at the Macclenny Moose LodgeD Bounce Houses D Live Music D Dinners for sale From page 1Save the date!Alumni and friends, mark your calendars for Saturday, September 29 and the Taylor School reunion. A meet and greet starts at 5 p.m., followed by a 6 p.m. dinner at Eric and Sherrie Raulersons barn north of Glen St. Mary. The event is also a fund raiser for the Taylor School scholarship given to a Baker County High senior.Vets: $10K request cut in half I have a concern that we dont invest enough in veterans services ... but yet we [may] give $10,000 to a private organization.Commissioner James Bennett I absolutely agree, said chief Marfongella. Commissioner Bennett is absolutely correct and Ill bring that back to you a done and improvements that are needed ... He warned commissioners, however, that the price tag will surely be high. The bite did not sever enough to require surgery. Sgt. Warren as of this week is still on leave and recovering, said Major Randy Thomas Dyal Jr. and Lonnie Norman Jr. were not injured. gree felony. From page 1Sergeant is ADD YOUR COMMUNITY EVENT TO THE ONLINE CALENDAR


Page 4 T B C P ursday, June 21, 2018MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Macclenny city commissioners are getting used to receiving bad news about crumbling sewer lines and setbacks in efforts to find a permanent solution to getting rid of liquid sewage sludge from the municipal sewer plant. Last week was no excep tion. Near the end of the commission meeting the evening of June 12, City Manager Phil Rhoden announced that another sewer line had caved in four or five feet deep, this time in a residential area on Minnesota Avenue not far from where a sewer pipe collapsed a few weeks earlier at the corner of South Sixth Street and South Boulevard. We have multiple problems in this area, Mr. Rhoden told the board. These lines are anywhere from 50 to 70 years old. ed so much over the decades that its virtually impossible to predict when one will rupture and cause the ground to cave in, as has happened numerous times in the past few years. We have a very, very fragile, delicate system, the city manager said, noting that so many aging sewer pipes are cracked and leaking that they could collapse at any time. Weather, particularly summer thunderstorms, is a big factor, he said. Weve got to do something. Were on borrowed time, Mr. Rhoden said. Rains are worsening it. The good news, he said, is that engineers have recommended a solution that could reduce the wastewater flow through some of the worst areas and relieve the pressure on weakened lines. The bad news is the work will cost up to $150,000, about twice as much as budgeted for emergency repairs. We still think we should be able to come in with a balanced budget (for 2018-19) even with this, he said. Meanwhile, Mr. Rhoden said the city is still probably two years off from getting a state grant to fund a major sewer pipe replacement project as part of an exten sive overhaul that could cost up to $15 million over the next several years. Moving on from the sewer pipe collapse on Minnesota Avenue, the city manager told commissioners that the citys sewage sludge disposal site on Wassie Fish Farms land north of Glen St. Mary had been shut down by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Unbeknown to the city, he said, a state permit authorizing the spraying of biosolids material, more commonly referred to as sludge, on the site expired in February, catching the city completely off guard. We have no source for our sludge, he said, and we havent found a viable solution. Mr. Rhoden said he was trying to get state environmental authorities to reevaluate Fish Farms and issue a temporary permit to allow the city to continue using the property as a sludge disposal site awhile longer. In six months the city should have completed a plan to end spraying of bio solids on farmlands for a more environmentally-friendly disposal method using dewatering boxes and polymers to turn the sludge into a dry material that can be hauled to New River Regional Landfill. The conversion project was awarded in a $225,000 contract in March to SGS Contracting Services in High Springs, FL. City officials hope to get an answer from FDEP soon on the temporary permit re quest. As of June 15, there was still no response from the agencys regional office in Jacksonville, according to Assistant City Manager Mike Griffis. All the while, Mr. Griffis said, a sewage sludge storage tank at the municipal wastewater treatment plant is inching closer and closer to the full mark. In other business during last weeks board meeting commissioners: Received a report from the city manager on a request from Glen St. Mary Mayor Juanice Padgett to consider fire and rescue services in the town, which is facing the prospect of having to pay annual county fire assessments for the first time on every residence and business starting this fall. It would take an interlocal agreement, said Mr. Rhoden, adding the city fire and rescue department would have no problems taking on Glen St. Mary and its 200-250 residences as an additional coverage area. There would be no negative impact to us, he said. It would primarily be medical calls. No additional staff or equipment would be needed and it would be extra revenue for the city. It could be a win-win. Commissioners directed the city manager to pursue the matter. Took action on two voluntary annexation requests Acres subdivision seeking to become tax-paying residents of Macclenny in exchange for municipal utilities. The requests continue a trend in the neighborhood that began a couple of years ago evi dently stemming from water pressure problems. Its the same old story, Mr. Griffis told commissioners. Its another home in that area wanting city water. Wells are malfunction ing or going dry, said Mayor Mark Bryant. Theres definitely something going on in that area regarding the aquifer. Entered into an agree ment with the Florida Department of Transportation for the relocation of water and sewer facilities on SR 228 (Fifth Street) prior to the resurfacing of the road in the next year or so.MACCLENNY CITY COMMISSION We have multiple problems in this area. ese lines are anywhere from 50 to 70 years old.City manager Phil RhodenMacclenny Main breaks getting more frequentLatest collapse MN Ave.JON SHUMAKEA Macclenny man who was driving on a suspended license was arrested just before midday on June 10 for leaving the scene of an accident after his truck overturned on U.S. 90 east of Macclenny. Deputy John Taylor returned suspect Michael Bennett Jr., 41, to the crash scene, reported Trooper J.S. Smatt, who noted the truck was on its rooftop in the eastbound ditch against several trees. Mr. Bennett said he was a passenger in the truck, but changed his story about the driver while speaking with the trooper. The suspect first said he didnt know who was driving the vehicle before saying a man named Black was behind the wheel, according to Trooper Smatts report. Witness William Claxton, who was traveling behind Mr. Bennett, said he watched the truck overturn several times. He said Mr. Bennett exited the truck and asked Mr. Claxton if he could take him home, Trooper Smatt reported. Mr. Claxton and fellow witness Henry Claxton both said they could tell there was only one occupant in Bennett as the driver. In another incident, a Hilliard man was jailed the morning of June 16 for driving on a license with five suspensions and misdemeanor possession of mar ijuana after he was pulled over for traveling north in the southbound lane on CR125. Sgt. Chris Walker reported he saw driver Robert Weinberg Jr., 21, and passenger Mason Taylor, 20, of Glen St. Mary switch seats before stopping the vehicle. Mr. Weinberg told because he didnt have a valid license, and a check re vealed his suspensions. The sergeant also found less than 20 grams of mar ijuana in the suspects possession.JON SHUMAKEA Glen St. Mary man was arrested the night of June 17 for DUI and refusal to submit a breath test after he was stopped for driving recklessly on Interstate 10. Florida Highway Patrolman A. Brannon learned of a truck traveling westbound on the interstate that was failing to maintain a single lane and spotted the vehicle near the 238 mile marker just before 8:40 p.m. The trooper noted the vehicle, driven by 30-year-old David Harter, crossed the solid white line several times before exiting at CR 229, where the Trooper Brannon smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle and Mr. Harter was unsteady on his feet afcar to maintain his balance. The suspects breath smelled of alcohol and he had bloodshot, watery eyes, the trooper said. Mr. Harter, who admitted to drinking four tall boys during the exercises, going from crying to anger and using profanity, Trooper Brannon reported. Mr. Harter initially re fused to provide a breath sample but agreed after being told about implied consent. Trooper Brannon and another trooper had to assist Mr. Harter into the back of the patrol car due to him not wanting to put his legs or feet into the car, and he once again became emotional on the way to county jail, according to the report. In another incident, a Macclenny man was jailed for vistop just before midnight on June 12 that he had consumed alcohol. Higginbotham about 11:45 p.m. after he was caught driving with only one operational headlight. Deputy Higginbotham smelled alcohol on Mr. Whiting during the stop, which took place in the Smoker Friendly parking lot on Sixth Street. The deputy also found empty bottles of an alcoholic beverage in the backseat of the vehicle, according to police. Mr. Whiting was initially unable to locate his drivers license, instead grabbing cash from his wallet. He eventually located his license, which was in plain view, Deputy Higginbotham reported. The deputy learned Mr. Whiting was on probation that prohibited him from drinking alcohol. 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ursday, June 21, 2018 T B C P Page 5BAKER CORRECTIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe Baker Correctional Development Corporation (BCDC) may be just a month away from getting a longsought low-interest loan from the USDA to ease its cash crisis by slashing debt service payments by some $2.7 million annually. The final piece to the loan application is a letter from county commissioners regarding the countys back repayment of the loan. Negotiations have been ongoing between the USDA and the county through the county and BCDCs attorney Rich Komando. Ed Barber, chairman of BCDCs board of directors, declined early this week to reveal the commitment lanparties but said during a June 13 board meeting that property tax revenue does not have to be pledged. He said any public use of would also sweeten the deal. The current draft of the county letter is the second ed the initial language. At issue is how much liability the county would assume for repayment of the debt, said Mr. Barber after the meeting. He feared this week that revealing the proposed commitment language, which could change in the coming weeks as talks continue, could negatively impact the negotiations and jeopardize the loan. Without the new USDA financing which could cut BCDCs annual interest rate by half the nonprofit would likely default on its more than $30 million in bond debt. Should that happlaced under new owner ship from outside the county. However, Mr. Barber expects the county commission will vote on the commitment letter soon, perhaps early next month. Last week Mr. Barber informed fellow board mem ration that owns the north office complex, that while have relayed that the loan money is available now, it could vanish within a month or two. The window is close to closing on the USDA loan. While weve said in our conversations that the USDA loan is not the ultimate solu tion to our business model, its the immediate solution to the financial stress we DCs accounting consultant Michael Givens. He was alluding to hundreds of thousands of dol lars in back payments due to the jail medical services provider, Armor Correctionoffice, which manages the facility. Weve done everything thats required of us, said Mr. Barber, citing the formation of a new corporation, environmental studies, surveys and an updated feasibility study on repayment of the loan. The only thing left on the table is the county commitment language ... I believe we have a few weeks to get this done ... There wont be a next year. Looming on the horizon in 2020 is also a roughly $33 million balloon payment on the current bonds, which were renegotiated last year to avoid more than $2 million in penalties from the IRS. After a roughly year-long inquiry by the federal agen cy, the IRS ruled that the original tax-free bonds issued by BCDC to build the facility in 2008 should have been taxable. BCDC auditor, Lyons & Lyons of Macclenny, will have to include language in its audit report regarding the enormous liability, Mr. Givens said, if the USDA loan is not secured in short order. He said the testing por tion of the audit is complete. They have growing con cern whether or not this or with our revenue streams and resources would sur vive the May, 2020 balloon payment of some $33 million, said the accountant, which elicited some laughter from board members. Theyre that smart, they Barber sarcastically. We have a concern, too, said member Mark Broughton. Its not devastating language, Mr. Givens said, adding that similar language was found in the initial audits of the corporation. But it raises the concern. It says BCDC is facing a balloon payment of $33 million and has not demonstrated the approach they would use to survive that. There is also an ongoing dispute with bondholders about when an interest rate increase included in the new bond deal, which added some $700,000 in principle to the debt as well, took effect. Mr. Givens said the deal 2017, but bondholders contend the higher rate took effect February 1 of last year. In other business last week, the board: Approved a roughly $62,000 budget amendment to buy new radios for vehicles and deputies transporting inmates. The radios have a 10-year life expectancy. Learned that a media tion meeting is scheduled for July 10 in Fort Lauderdale in BCDCs lawsuit against its former bond counsel, Sell & Melton of Macon, Ga. ion that the initial bonds could be issued as tax-ex empt bonds and declined to a judge in court. settled a similar lawsuit with the Glades County corpora tion after which BCDC was modeled. 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For more information, contact (904) 259-6931.Baker County Barracudas YMCA swim meet 9 a.m. YMCA pool, Lowder StreetThe newly-rechristened YMCA swim team makes its home debut at 9 a.m.JUNE 25Teen sex assault survivors support group 3 p.m. 4 p.m. Family Service CenterThe Womens Center of Jacksonvilles Rape Recovery Team will provide a Summer Support Group for teenage survivors of sexual assault in Macclenny. Teens must be between the ages of 14-17 to attend. A parent or guardian must be present to sign for permission to attend the group and you must have transportation to and from the group. If teens or parents/guardians have any questions regarding group or services, please contact Emily Linder at 904259-2427.JUNE 30Independence Day Celebration 5 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Memorial Park/Duck Pond Park Macclenny The 2018 Independence Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Memorial Park/ Duck Pond Park (160 West Boulevard in Macclenny). The celebration will begin at 5 pm with vendor booths and entertainment as well as a game truck. The reworks will begin around 9 p.m. and then immediately after the reworks there will be a movie in the park. For more information or to reserve a vendor booth, please contact the Baker County Chamber of Commerce at (904) 259-6433. From page 1 Photo by Joel AddingtonBCDC board members (from left) Sharon Padgett, Ed Barber and Mark BroughtonWindow closing on USDA loanJON SHUMAKEDeputies arrested a Lake City man in the early hours of June 18 on numerous charges, including felony burglary and grand theft of a motor vehicle, after he was stopped by the victim at gunpoint before attempting to hide from police. Victim Eugene Murriell Jr. told police he was alerted by his 13-year-old son that someone was in the driveway because headlights were shining through the front windows of their West Michigan Avenue residence. He said he saw his wifes vehicle backing out of his driveway and armed himself. He then exited the residence to see the suspect, later identispot in the driveway. Mr. Reed then exited the vehicle and complied with Mr. Murriells commands to get on the ground. The victim lowprompted Mr. Reed to stand and walk away. The suspect entered Mr. Murriells neighbors yard when police arrived, acarea of Minnesota and Michigan avenues before Deputy commonly used for smoking crack and a brillo pad in the suspects possession. In addition to the two felony counts, Mr. Reed was also jailed on misdemeanor counts of trespassing, resisting without violence, loitering or prowling and possession of drug equipment.Subdued at gunpoint


Page 6 T B C P ursday, June 21, 2018A Sanderson man was jailed early on June 17 for battery on his mother after she asked him and his family to leave her residence on Friendship Place because they werent getting along. Tavares Donaldson, 38, was taken into custody by responded to the address just before 2 a.m. on a report that he threatened to kill anyone who tried to enter the house. Annette Donaldson, 56, told the deputy her son became angry at her and slammed a door on her leg after she ordered him, his girlfriend and their children to vacate. The mother said they had been staying there for some time and that the children continuously trashed her residence. She made the eviction demand after rein complete disarray. Mrs. Donaldson further said her son threatened to kill her when she said she was going to a relatives house next door to call police. Both the suspect and his girlfriend appeared to be intoxicated, Deputy Davis noted. In a domestic battery arrest that took place early the previous evening, Jennifer Davis, 28, of Sanderson was charged with striking Robert Vandenhouten, 51, in the back of the head as he held one of their two young children during an argument at a residence on Verdie Dor man Road. Mr. Vandenhouten said he returned to the county from working out of town earlier that day and found Ms. Davis passed out in a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot in Macclenny amid various items of drug paraphernalia. He told Deputy Jeffrey Higginbotham her physical condition had dete riorated due to drug use. After he awakened her in the car he took the keys and attempted to get someone to take her home. She appar ently had another set and drove to the Davis Road address where the couple ar gued in the presence of the children. Ms. Davis was also charged with having a glass smoking pipe with meth residue in her purse prior to being taken to county jail. 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She and her late father, who died three weeks ago at age 89, purchased the building across the street at the southwest corner of the intersection May 1, one year after the more than 5400-square-foot, two-story built in 1940 fell into foreclosure. Ms. Adams is opening a home decor, furniture and art shop known as Brick and Mortar very soon and another shop, the Weathered Wheel by Stephanie Johnson, is already open for business. She has plans for an art where she also hopes to reside someday. But to do it right, I need to put in an elevator, said Ms. Adams early week as she continued work on her shop, which will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. She retired in 2015 but recently wanted to return to the citys core business district. My dad got well enough that we got bored. After a while cruises become moaltogether. We had fun but theres only so much, she said. Then they started having garage sales, which her father, Ramiro Casanas, better known around town as Pop py, enjoyed very much because you get to see people and talk to people. My dad was very social. They had plans to open a business at another proper ty further to the east on the south side of U.S. 90. It was ideal. It was huge beautiful house ... Behind it was had a rundown building ... and I thought we could us and have our business in the backyard, explained Ms. Adams, adding that was last year. The sale didnt go through on the house, but they successfully bought the building downtown for $198,000, less than half of what the property sold for in 2008. We bought it so I could put in a mercantile, she said, adding there was a lot of work the building needed, including maintenance on the air conditioning, new others. Weve upgraded the look and feel of the inside, said Ms. Adams. The Weathered Wheel is extremely modern and chic. Im the same as always. They [customers] walk in and think its super expensive, like a boutique in Avondale or San Marco, then they see the prices and PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON The downtown building that recently changed hands through foreclosure. Business owners Lin Adams (left) and Stephanie Johnson.Breathes new life into key downtown cornerForeclosure results in new look, shopsPolice arrested a Macclenny man early on June 13 and charged him with having baggies and a small jar of meth, along with a syringe when he was taken into custody for attempting to enter a Crews Road residence by banging on a rear door. Celinda Long, 38, called police about 3 a.m. and re ported Ira Thompson III, 45, was attempting to gain Davis said he was also advised that the intruder was rummaging through a vehicle and storage shed nearby. The officer described Mr. Thompson as very nervous and sweating profusely when confronted, and barely making sense when asked why he was on the property. He claimed he was there to take a shower and go to sleep and admitted he had needles on his person. Deputy Davis said he also had a small black bag with the two baggies with a crystal-like substance he said was ice. Mr. Thompson has a lengthy conviction record dating back to 1993 for offenses ranging from bur glary and theft of both a vehicle and firearm, sale of controlled drugs and aggravated assault. In another drug-related arrest, Detective Ricky Crews charged John Bailey Jr, 49, of Macclenny with possession of a glass pipe, two cut straws and a small tin with meth residue in his Dodge pickup when he stopped it on Deerwood Circle the early evening of June 15. lowed the truck from downtown Macclenny just before 7 p.m. after recognizing passenger Dustin Crawford, 33, of Glen, wanted on warrants for multiple forgeries. Det. Crews also said a loaded .38 caliber pistol was lying on the drivers seat, but the report does A Macclenny man turned himself in at county jail on June 12 and remains there this week charged with having obscene communication via Facebook with a 14-year-old girl and child cruelty. Detective Robert Simpkins said he was contacted on June 8 by the girls mother alleging her daughter had been receiving inappropriate messages from Timothy Weathers, 28, who she knew from his role as an assistant coach of her Little League team. The suspect had been blocked from her page as a result, and the detective after viewing the posts then requested that he be unblocked and communication the girl. Simpkins traded messages with Mr. Weathers that were described as sexual in nature and included the suspect requesting the girl send lewd photos. He then allegedly posted a nude photo of himself, the re port notes, before detectives attempted to set up a sting meeting with the teen at a Macclenny residence the evening of June 10. Mr. Weathers did not show up and indicated at the last minute he could not risk getting caught. A warrant was then issued for his arrest.Battery arrest aer evictionMeth and syringe found on intruder Macclenny coach is charged with sexting teen player Timothy WeathersGarrett reunionThe Garrett Family will gather for its annual re union on Sunday, June 24 at the Baker County Ag Center. Lunch is served at noon; bring your special dishes and hope to see you there! CHECK IT


ursday, June 21, 2018 T B C P Page 7JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comMacclenny teen Geor gia Weeks was named the runner-up in the National American Miss talent competition held in Jacksonville June 10 and is now preparing to compete at the national level in November. She sang Nina Simones Feeling Good. The experience was fantastic! I made a lot of new friends. I got more experi ence singing on stage and it was exciting to win, said Ms. Weeks, 15, who has pre viously performed at the county fair during a sixthgrade pageant at the middle school. She was still very ner vous, however. I had to kind of force myself to do it, but once I got on stage it was just natural to me I guess, said Ms. Weeks. She also competed in the formal wear and most photogenic contests at the pageant, held inside the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront downtown over three was all preparation and organization. The second day was the talent competition and the third was the pageant and awards ceremony. Its basically going to be the same thing, just bigger with a lot more people ..., Ms. Weeks said of the national pageant in California. They have this pageant in every state and so nationals is every state competing together. She plans to prepare with a lot of singing practice and trying not to get sick come show time. She worked really hard, got up at 6 a.m. each day to get down there and wrote her own speech, said the teens mom, Rachel Weeks. in this. Her father is Eddie Weeks. The family seeks sponsors for the trip to nationals. Mr. Weeks can be reached at (904) 669-9132. 259-2525 7163 E. Mt. Vernon St. Glen Open Sun-Sat 5:30 am-2:30 pmSTOP IN FOR OUR Sunday SpecialOther sizes available DAILY SPECIAL8 PC. CHICKEN DINNERS with 2 sides and 4 biscuits or cornbread$1599 AUTO HOME LIFE BUSINESS1161 S. 6TH STREET ~ JON SHUMAKEA Glen St. Mary man who appeared to be ed the morning of June 15 after he allegedly attempted to enter a Grover Lane residence. Daryl Norman Jr., 36, was taken into custody on charges of trespassing and loitering or prowling, both misdemeanors, after he was found in the yard of a residence of complainant Caytlyn Peters and her mother Susan Peters. sweating upon her arrival. Mr. Norman ad mitted to taking two Adderall pills but he was unsure if he had taken anything else because he did not feel normal and he was having a hard time keeping his eyes open, Deputy Caytlyn Peters said she woke up to her dogs barking about 7 a.m., looked out the window and saw Mr. Norman sitting underneath a shed on the ground, at which point she called police. She said the suspect then tried to enter her and her mothers parked vehicles without success before attempting to make entry into the home, causing her to hide in the bathroom. Susan Peters gave a similar account to her daughter, adding she saw Mr. Norman sitting underneath the shed rocking back and forth hitting himself and acting as if he was Mr. Norman, who earlier stated his father lived in the residence in front of the address and that his father was in the yard, told Depresidence and must have gotten them confused. When questioned about the residence in front of the complaints, he said he must of been dreaming because his father lives in Taylor, police said. Caytlyn Peters and her grandparents live in the front residence and she had never reported. In other incidents: Christy Collins, 32, of Sanderson was jailed the morning of June 13 for resisting without violence after cursing at police and stepping backward when she was ordered to Deputy Shane Dickens reported Ms. Collins called for a standby of belongings from her mothers house. She did not have transportation, and became belligerent toward transport her due to being a K-9 unit. He told her to remain at her Memory Lane residence, and retrieved her belong ings from her mothers residence. Deputy Dickens found Ms. Collins walking toward the residence, at which point she repeatedly screamed profanities toward the deputy. and Ms. Collins stepped away from him before being apprehended. Chyna Parker, 18, of Macclenny was arrested the evening of June 17 for misuse of 911 after she called police with false information about her vehicle being stolen. 2006 Toyota Corolla had been stolen by unknown perpetrators. The complainant said her name was Amanda Raulerson and she and South Boulevard. After about 15 minutes of searching, a call was received from a Jerry Circle residence saying that the car had been reclaimed and police were no longer needed. over the period of about a week there have been several calls involving a complainant on foot in the area of South Boulevard, Ninth able to make contact with. He located a Corolla matching the description at the Jerry Circle residence. Ms. Parker, the sole occupant of the vehicle, gave a incomplete and inconsistent story about the car being taken by unknown males, Deputy Higginbotham reported. She admitted to calling 911 as an intimidation tactic to get her car back, but continued to state she didnt know who took the car. She didnt have an answer when Deputy Higginbotham questioned her about how the person who took her car would know she called 911 since she wasnt in the car. Amanda Raulerson was not present at the Jerry Circle residence nor was she involved in the incident, Deputy Higginbotham noted.Glen prowler arrestedAdmits to ingesting prescription pills JON SHUMAKEThomas Gainey of A Day of Hope Inc. and Michael Spivey of Teen Challenge recently sat down with Buzz TV for an interview discussing A Day of Hope and the upcoming Back to School Fun Day. The two were interviewed by Stephen Strum for Buzz TV, which is part of a Jacksonville news, entertainment and music website and magazine called Jax ute interview was posted on June 7 and can be viewed at Mr. Gainey said he learned of the opportunity from former co-worker Jessica Cone, who had also been interviewed for Buzz TV. What I hope to gain out of the exposure of that op portunity is that somebody will see it that would like to come in and be a sponsor of A Day of Hope events and give us that annual jump every year, he said. ... I really would like to see the A Day of Hope events grow from a Baker County thing to a north Florida thing. Mr. Gainey and Mr. Spivey promoted the inaugural Back to School Fun Day scheduled for July 21 at Heritage Park. A Day of Hope Inc. has partnered with the MLK Committee, Project Street Sweepers, Baker Community Church and the Baker Prevention Coalition for the backpack and school supply giveaway, which will be available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The event, which is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to noon, will also feature music from Christian rapper Brinson, three bounce houses, a video game truck and Baker County Rocks. Mr. Gainey said the goal is to give away 500 backpacks loaded with school supplies. Thats our personal number that wed like to have, he said. If we have 400 then great. If we have 300 great. Its going to be a fun day at the park for students and families in our community. School supplies and backpack donations can Hodges at Heritage Park, Raiford Road Church and Legacy Kutz. Teacher supply donations are also being accepted, Mr. Gainey said, the school board to be distributed. For more information, contact Mr. Gainey at (904) 251-5433 or by email at adayofhope319@gmail. com. We just want to make sure the kiddos have backpacks and school supplies before they go back to school, he said. Photo courtesy of Thomas GaineyFrom left: Buzz TVs Stephen Strum, Mike Spivey and Thomas Gainey on set.Backpack giveaway planned PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Georgia Weeks shows o her trophy from the National American Miss talent competition on June 10.Named pageant runner-upMr. and Mrs. HigginbothamWed 60 years!Carolyn P. and Edwin W. Higginbotham Jr. of Jacksonville are pleased to announce their 60th wedding anniversary. They married on May 31, 1958 in Baker County. Mrs. Higginbotham is the former Carolyn Padgett. Their daughter is Lisa Higginbotham of Jacksonville, and they have three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The couple celebrated with a family dinner. SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE!!!Get it delivered to your mailbox or subscribe onlineCall today for info259-2400T B C P WANT TO LEARN CPR AND FIRST AID?The Baker County Health Department holds classes monthly.Call 259-6291 ext 5269


Page 8 T B C P ursday, June 21, 2018 Fathers Day has just passed and it got me to thinking about things I learned from my children. Certainly, around Fathers all sorts of things kids are supposed to learn from their parents, but the inverse is also true. I have learned a lot from my three kids. 1. Play Doh is a food group. Kids ingest lots of Play Doh over the formative years and it never seems to harm them in any way, so why not? Doesnt matter which color, Play Doh must be pretty tasty because any kid worth his or her salt will try it. My kids had one of those Play Doh machines that you press the handle and out comes a pink dog. They made the animals and then They learned that from aniI saw it, I was sure theyd spit it out. Wrong. I decided to give it a try. Its surprisingly tasty chewy and salty. Not bad. Im not going to serve it with green beans and Kraft macaroni and cheese, but it doesnt seem to hurt. 2. Not only drunks walk around with their underwear on their heads. My boys wandered around the house with their underwear on their heads. Dont know why. Maybe they were drunk on Enfamil. went to a movie and when we got back the baby sitter was standing on the porch looking like a deer in the headlights. Wed only been gone for three hours but it was clear that she would never be back. Where are the kids, Wendy, Kelley asked calmly. She threw up her arms and gestured wildly. Somewhere in the yard. I cant stop them. They are 4 and 2. Sure you can. No I cant. She took her money and was gone. Sure enough, the boys came out from the back yard, naked except for their underwear, which was on their heads. They were happily singing some song they had made up and that was that. Kelley gave them a half-hearted swat on the butt and they went inside, singing nonsense. 3. Kids learn to curse early, only they have no idea what they are saying. Spencer, who has a bad temper and is very compet itive, was forever getting time, Dylan had taken one of his toys and Spencer was fuming about it. Dylan you youre you youre a a ! Dylan was wide-eyed with indignation and yelled, Dad, Spencer called I could hardly keep from laughing as I put on my Dad face and said, Spen cer, why did you call Dylan Spencer, close to tears at this point, said, Because took my red Power Ranger. Dylan, give him his red Power Ranger and Spen cer, dont call your brother The transaction happened, but as they left room Spencer said under his voice, Dylan, youre still a 4. The hearth plays double duty as a Broadway stage. To my daughter, it was all about performing from an early age. She was Woodstock in when she was two and got the stage bug. We always had to listen to a wide va riety of Disney songs and show tunes and applaud loudly from age 3-6. She would also give a show to anyone who showed up at the house whether they liked it or not. 5. Six-year-olds can be master negotiators. Sara Beth moved on from being hearth performer to being playwright and director. She wrote plays and coerced her brothers into playing major roles. She was always the female lead, but I do remember a Cinderella where Dylan was forced to be the evil stepmother and Spen cer was Prince Charming. Neither of the boys wanted any part of it, but she would elaborately negotiate to get them out of chores or let them drive her Barbie car or something. She would usually renege on her agreement though in the long run. I was convinced that somewhere, but she never lost the theatre bug. Im in my seventh decade here on earth, and truly cant remember ever sitting down to watch a Miss America Pageant. I might just do that when it rolls around again in this, its 97th year (check your local televi sion listings), and no doubt could be joined by perhaps millions of other guys who have never checked it out either. Well want to see what it looks like without a swimsuit (read: bikini) competition. Theyre shelving the evening wear portion as well, but Americas men never cared much for that. Evening wear never showed much of anything, if you will. How do we know? Its not from sitting in front of the TV or watching YouTube, but because each year media outlets managed to include still photos or videos of the gals in suits in the we gave that a glance. And before early this month when the new pageant hit the news, about the only things American men might know about modern day pageants would be the swimsuits that, like much of female fashion, got skimpier, or that contestants droned on about world peace and global warming (now climate change) if they wanted a chance at winning, and that Donald Trump at one time or another owned the pageant rights. So the new pageant welcomes women of all sizes, in the words of management, and contestants will be judged on interaction with judges about their goals in life, etc. Instead of evening gowns, they can pretty much wear anything they want. That should be interesting, especially if one of them happens to opt for a skimpy bikini. Does she (or someone identifying as a female) dare? Is this about the defemi nization of women or the demasculinization of men? Methinks both, and its been a long time brewing. Dennis Prager is my favorite radio talk show host, and his take on all this is probably why I became aware of the new Miss America. Ever watchful of social trends and armed with thoughtful observations thereon, Mr. Prager suggested the best median for the new pageant is ... the radio. Since theres nothing nados may be best served sitting around listening to all the astute musings of women of all sizes with ears turned to the speakers. The ever-critical TV rateants adhering to the old formats that over nearly a century earned the name beauty pageants will still be around for the traditionalists. And maybe Miss America of the future will morph into Miss Intellec tual America. Nothing wrong with that; in fact maybe we should have had it decades ago. Just dont expect a TV audience or the revenues to support the scholarships on which the events have anchored themselves over the years. Ill cling to tradition and not watch the new Miss America this year after all. Maybe Mr. Prager will and tell us all about it. ImpressionsJim McGauley MY SIDE OF THE MATTERROBERT GERARD Dear Editor: The recent headline on the parvo puppies seemed to imply Animal Control deliberately adopted out sick puppies. While we might disagree with Georgia [Monfort] on some things, we are absolutely positive she would never put sick puppies up for adoption. agreement on how long after puppies are exposed to parvo before they present symptoms. No one mentioned how long the puppies were at animal control; how long after adoption did the puppies present symptoms? Apparently the puppies had been exposed to many people the day of their adoption, and the same people likely handled other dogs at the two adoption venues a great chance to pass around various infections. We investigated Supply. In addition to parvo, the puppies would be protected from four other puppy diseases. After adding up the cost of vaccines, needle syringe combos, a foam shipping cooler with extra ice, we came out at approximately $4.60 a shot for 25 shots and syringe combos left over. Georgia has had to eu thanize dogs for years. She would have no problem vaccinating puppies. The problem is raising money for the vaccines and other necessities. Perhaps a brain storming ses sion with people writing or calling in their various ideas?Mr. and Mrs. Ron Vinson LETTER TO THE EDITOR Miss America now best t for the radioMore cash for dog shotsLessons learned from kids SOCIALIZINGBAKER Press Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon. Sat. at 8 pm8981 S. SR 228, Macclenny


ursday, June 21, 2018 T B C P Page 9 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 02-2018-DR-11 Erika Canion, Petitioner, and Arron Canion, Respondent, _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Arron Canion LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 6108 Mackneal Trail, Watauga, Texas 76148 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Erika Canion whose address is 527 South Ninth Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063 on or before June 29, 2018, and le the original with the clerk of this court at 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny FL 32063 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts ofce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit 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: May 29, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk 6/7-6/28p IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2008-DR-306 Sherman R. Yonn, Petitioner, and Amy Kreger, Respondent, _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION TO ESTABLISH HOME BASE, TIME SHARING AND ADOPT PARENTING PLAN TO: Amy Kreger LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 203 Magnolia Avenue, Baldwin, FL 32234 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for time sharing and parenting plan has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Sherman R. Yonn, whose address is 185 SE Hanover Place, Apartment 101, Lake City, FL 32025, on or before July 11, 2018, and le the original with the clerk of this court at 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny FL 32063 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts ofce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit 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: June 12, 2018. Clerk of the Court By: Melissa Haines Deputy Clerk 6/14-7/5p Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. 10510 Duval Lane Macclenny, FL 32063 Notice of Public Sale: Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on July 6, 2018, 12:00 pm at 10510 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2008 Suzuki MC VIN# JS1GR7LA282100192 2002 Kia Spectra VIN# KNAFB121825137139 6/21c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2016-CA-000089 TD BANK, N.A., a national banking association, as successor by merger with Carolina First Bank, as successor by merger with Mercantile Bank, as successor by merger with CNB National Bank, Plaintiff, vs. ESTATE OF ENOCH N. FRASER, JR.; CLERK OF COURT OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA; ENOCH N. FRASER, III; JENNIFER SAPP, WALTER KELLY CREWS; BRANDI BRANTLEY; SHERRY GASCH; LAURIE HUNTER; TENANT #1; and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, IF ANY, Defendants. _________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the In Rem Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 7, 2018, entered in Case No. 2016-CA-000089 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida wherein TD Bank, N.A., is Plaintiff, and Estate of Enoch N. Fraser, Jr., et al., are Defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder at the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063 on August 23, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., the following described property as set forth in said In Rem Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: TRACT 9, BLOCK A, MACCLENNY WOODS, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 62 OF THE CURRENT PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1990 PALM DW MOBILE HOME ID#PH093125A AND PH093125B PROPERTY ADDRESSES: 13723 NORTH CR 23A, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THEN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 15th day of June, 2018. Stacie D. Harvey Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Tina Carrington Deputy Clerk Danielle Rundlett Burns, Esq. Duane Morris LLP Boca Center Tower II 5100 Town Center Circle, Suite 650 Boca Raton, FL 33486-9000 Email: 6/21-6/28c NOTICE OF LAST DATE TO CLAIM OKEFENOKE RURAL ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION CAPITAL CREDITS: In compliance with O. C. G. A. Section 4412-236 The Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act of Georgia, Okefenoke Rural Electric Membership Corporation is attempting to locate former members whose capital credit checks were issued in prior years, but which have been returned by the U. S. Postal Service as unde liverable or have otherwise been unclaimed. A current list of these members, with their last known addresses and instructions for claiming these funds, is posted on our website at and at our corporate ofce located at Nahunta, Georgia and at each of our district ofces located at Kingsland, Georgia and Hilliard, Florida. Ofce hours at all locations are Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm. The last possible date to claim these funds is October 1, 2018. If these funds are not claimed by this date, they will be donated for charitable uses, as permitted by O. C. G. A. Section 44-12-236. To claim a refund you may download the application form from our website or contact Customer Service at 800-262-5131 to request an application form. 6/21c REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) First Coast Workforce Development, Inc., (DBA CareerSource Northeast Florida), intends to release a Request for Qualications (RFQ) on Monday, June 25, 2018 for Fiscal and Programmatic Monitoring Services to be per formed September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 with an annual option to renew for up to four additional years based on performance and funding. A copy of the request will be available beginning Monday, June 25, 2018 at http:// request_for_proposals.aspx or at 1845 Town Center Blvd., Suite 250, Fleming Island, FL 32003. For additional information contact: D. Nevison 904/213-3800, x-2010. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT 2:00 p.m. (EST) July 19, 2018. 6/21c A, R&R, Inc. 11837 N SR 121 Macclenny, FL 32063 The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on July 6, 2018 at 10:00 am at A, R&R, Inc. 11837 N SR 121, Macclenny, FL 32063: 2003 Saturn VIN# 1G8JU54F93Y548440 6/21c LEGAL NOTICES Serving Baker County for over 39 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. Fish, Jr. J.D.Hours: Monday Friday 9 am 5 pmClosed 12-1 for lunch259-6606The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. Kali Taylor: My husband deserves a huge shout out. Not only is he an amazing father to our son but he chooses to love my daugh ter from a previous relationship as his own. He didnt have to love her, didnt have to wipe her tears or even tuck her into bed, but he chooses too. Stepdads dont get enough recognition for choosing to love someone elses child. they made the decision to love them, when they didnt have too. He goes above and beyond for both of our babies and I dont think he truly understands he is our superhero. We love you! Happy Fathers Day to all the dads and step-dads. Mike Spence: My father was a good man he worked every day for his family and showing me how to be a good person. Mr. Eldon Spence was a Navy vet. Rest in peace daddy. Krista Higens: Happy Fathers Day daddy! You always have are best interest at heart. You are caring needed to be. I remember all of our family trips and our family time. Mud rachunting trips. You made our lives an adventure. I also love to see how you are with my boys. Youre one awesome grandpa too! We love you to the moon and back. Jessica Hagan Rhoden: Thank you daddy for all of your hard work and years. We didnt have a ton of money growing up, but we never went without and we always had fun. I will forever cherish the memories made, whether we were at the hunting camp, gone to the beach for the week end and everything else in between ... even days spent picking corn that seemed they would never come to ways together. Thank you for always being there for us! I love you! Happy Fathers Day! Love Fred. Dawn Murphy: I love my dad, James Murphy. He is a hard worker for our family. I love spending time with my dad especial shoot my BB gun together. I love my dad! Happy Fathers Day, Dad. Love, Isaiah. Dawn Murphy: My dad, Alvin L. Bargeron, has always been there for me and my family whenever we have needed him. We love him very much and hope he has a wonderful Happy Fathers Day because he de serves it! Love you dad. Skylar Murphy: My papa is an amazing man. He is always there for all of his family. He loves his children and grandchildren very much. He is always willing to help out or give you advice or whatever you may need. Thank you for everything you do. Happy Fathers Day, Alvin Bargeron. We Love You! Skylar Murphy: My dad, James Murphy, is an absolutely amazing man. He is extremely hard working and does so much to provide for his family. He inspires me and everyone to work hard and be a better person. I love him very much. Happy Fathers Day daddy! Love Skylar. Tabby Collingwood: To my step-dad Robert Force words could never express how blessed we are to have you in our lives! I am forever grateful for the way you treat our mom and my babies! They sure do love their papa! Thank you for everything, love you and happy Fathers Day! Taren Martin: My dad was a dad he didnt have to be. He got with my mother when I was about 2 years old and I am very thankful for him. He has been the father to me and my sisters that our real dads couldnt be. He has taught me everything in life from driving a stick shift ( and was very patient with us, lol) to help ing us with our home work. He loves each and every one of our children to the end of the world. He has never looked at any of us as if we wasnt really his and you would never be able to tell it. I love you Joey Manning and I truly do thank you for being the man my father could never be and always being there for us! If it wasnt for him I dont know where our lives would be at today.Happy Fathers Day sentiments r ffntb f b nfffn b f fffn fnffffnfff fnfffffnn ff rffntb f b nfffn b f fffn fnffffnfff fnfffffnn ff


Page 10 T B C P ursday, June 21, 2018 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in 259-4529 New Hope Church, Inc.23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Services 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all Associate Pastor: Shane Conner Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 N., Sanderson, FLSunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 amSunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pmPastor: Oral E. Lyons Community Full Gospel Church12664 Mud Lake Rd. Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Tuesday Evening 7:30 pm Pastor Tommy Richardson || 904-275-2949 DINKINS NEW CONGREGATIONAL METHODIST CHURCHCR 127 N. of Sanderson Sunday School 10:00 amSunday Morning Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wed. Night Service 7:00 pm Pastor Bro. Timothy Alford CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP INDEPENDENT PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Located at:251 West Ohio Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 Sunday:10:00 Sunday School/Bible Study 11:00 Morning Worship 6:00 Evening WorshipWednesday:6:00 Family Meal 7:00 Adult Service 7:00 Youth ServicesService Times...We would love to connect with you!For more information on what we do, how to contact us, or how to find our church, visit our website at: Connect Serve The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Rebecca LauramorePhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: . . . . . 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service . 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service . . 6:00 pm Wednesday Night . . . . . 7:30 pm Ralph Creekmore, 58, dies June 15Ralph Emmanuel Creekmore Sr., 58, of Glen St. Mary died on June 15, 2018 at the Acosta Rua Center for Caring in Jacksonville with his loving family by his side. Ralph was born in Lake City on April 18, 1960 to the late Marvin Emmanuel Creekmore and Deloris Faye Good Creekmore, and was a life long resident of Baker County. After attending school, Ralph met the love of his life, Lita Ann Pringle, and married her on November 26, 1979. They were happily married for 34 years and enjoyed raising their three children and attending Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church together. Ralph also enjoyed his longtime career as a truck driver. He was employed at Rays Nursery for 17 years and later by the Baker County Road Department as a lawn maintenance technician. When Ralph ing, traveling to the mountains and going to Gator softball games, but mostly he loved his family. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 34 years, Ann Creekmore. Mr. Creekmore is survived by his children John Creekmore and Johanna (Adam) Dyer of Raiford, Ralph Emman(Rose) Creekmore of Sanderson, Louie (Amy) Creekmore ters Tammy (Lee) Cochran of Sanderson, Robin (Johnny) Harris of Raiford, Marie (Glenn) Brown of Glen St. Mary; grandsons Dustin, Brandon and Kyler Burnsed, and Brody Ray Creekmore; many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Ralphs life was held Monday, June 18 was in charge of arrangements.Funeral Wednesday forVera CullenVera D. Cullen, 91, of Jacksonville died on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Glen St. Mary. She was born February 4, 1927 in Baker County to Dan Davis and Vetrice Pearce Davis. Vera enjoyed a lengthy career in accounting and switch services at Southern Bell. She retired in 1982 after 37 years of service. Her number one passion was gardenfruits and vegetables and watching Gator football. Vera was predeceased by her parents and husband of 51 years, Archie B. Cullen Sr. Mrs. Cullen is survived by children Archie (Angie) Cullen Jr. and Alyson McDaniel (Barry Brown), both of Glen St. Mary; brother Avery (Barbara) erson, Carlis Harvin of Interlachen, and Eveline Lyons of Macclenny; grandchildren Brooke (Jeremiah) Robinette A celebration of Veras life will be held on Wednesday, June 20 at 2 p.m. at Ferreira Funeral Services in Macclen will follow at South Prong Cemetery.Funeral Friday for Angie Farris, 39Angelina Angie Delp Farris, 39, of Glen St. Mary died on June 18 at St. Vincents Hospital Southside. She was born to Duane and Beki Watson Delp on July 16, 1978 in Jacksonville and lived most of her life in Baker County. She was a country girl at heart and loved anything to do with the woods. and loved to get on the boat and go scalloping. Above all, Angie loved being with her family and especially her kids. Mrs. Farris is survived by her husband Michael Farris of Glen St. Mary; of Macclenny; son Maverick Farris of Macclenny; grandson Easton Delp; her parents of Macclenny; brother Michael Delp of Moniac, GA and sister Michele (Pee Wee) Harvey of Sanderson; mother in-law Lucille Farris of Glen St. Mary; brotherand sister in-law Heather and Darren Vaughn of Callahan; many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. A visitation will be held the evening of Thursday, June 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny. The funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Farris will be held on Friday, June 22 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In terment will be at Macedonia Cemetery, Macclenny.Service Friday for Nathan HarrisNathan Scott Harris, 60, of Macclenny died on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. He was born July 28, 1957 in Macclen ny to the late L.C. and Laverne (Combs) Harris. Mr. Harris was a heavy equipment operator for many years driving a track-hoe, a job in which he took great pride. He was a loving father, brother and friend, and will be remembered for his joking personality. In his spare and riding his four-wheeler. He could often be found spending time under the old oak tree. He also enjoyed taking trips to the Smokey Mountains. is of Macclenny; brother Anthony (Tonya) Harris of Moniac, Georgia; grandson Nathan Harris of Macclenny; special cousins Michael and Melissa Harris of Macclenny; niece Rachel Stewart of Macclenny and nephew Samuel Stewart of Macclenny; numerous other family and friends. A funeral service for Mr. Harris will be held Friday, June 22 at 11 a.m. at Road to Calvary Church in Glen St. Mary Burial will follow at South Prong Cemetery, Sanderson. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 21 from 5-7 p.m. at the church. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.Cheryl Jordan, 61, of MacclennyCheryl Elaine Jordan, 61, of Macclenny died on June 13, 2018 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab after an extended battle with diabetes. Mrs. Jordan was born on August 19, 1956 in Charleston, South Carolina to Joe Pearce and Charlotte Fulks Pearce. She married John Pee Wee Henry Jor dan and they moved in 1983 to Macclenny, where she was a homemaker. She and Pee Wee loved antique car shows and traveled to see them. She also enjoyed the beach and you could always a jubilant spirit and pleasure to be around. Her family was the most important thing in her life. She had a genuine heart of compassion and was a constant source of strength and encouragement to all who back in the outpouring of love her friends and loved ones have shown during this time of loss. She will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her mother and her grandson Zacharia Zack Jordan. John Earl Jordan of Jacksonville; daughters Lynn Vollick her father and her brother Earl (Mari Lou) Pearce of Fayetteville, NC; grandchildren Angel Prescott, Jessica Vollick, David Bowers, John Scooter, Christopher, Ethan, and Nathan Jordan, Rachael Smith, Jacob and Nathan Peter son, and Andrew and Parker Jordan; six great-grandchil dren. A funeral service to honor Mrs. Jordans life was held on Tuesday, June 19 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Guerry Funeral tions to the American Diabetes Association.Funeral held Monday for John KeeneJohn William Keene, 51, of Glen St. Mary died on June 10, 2018. He was born in Houston, Texas on December 31, 1966 to Harley Keene Sr. and Sally Annie Mae Hindman. John lived most his life in the Jacksonville area and was a land surveyor. In his time joyed being outside and built a passion for planting and gardening. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR, especial ly his favorite driver Mark Martin. He was always having a good time telling jokes, and would crack himself up the hardest. Most importantly, he loved his family. He was a loving father, son, brother and uncle. He is preceded in death by his father. Mr. Keene is survived by daughter Sara Ann Keene of Macclenny; his mother of Glen St. Mary; brother Harley Keene Jr. and sister Cindy (Ricky) Jenkins of Glen St. Mary; nephew Jeremy Jenkins of Macclenny and niece Jessie Jenkins of Macclenny; other numerous family members. A funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Keene was held on Monday, June 18, at 6 p.m. in the chapel at Guerry FuDale Wiggins, 74, enjoyed natureDale Cedric Wiggins, 74, of Sanderson died on June 11, 2018 at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital in Macclenny. He late Lamar Wiggins and Ammie Elefair Wiggins. Dale was raised in Duval County and enjoyed being out in nature. He was a talented man and let his talent show through his passion of painting and playing the guitar. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jerry Wiggins, William Billy Wiggins, Tony Wiggins and son Dale Cedric Wiggins Jr. Mr. Wiggins is survived by his sisters Laverne Arnold of Goose Creek, SC, Jacquelyn Nabers of Callahan, Dianne Peterson of Jacksonville and Amy Joe King of Kingsland, GA; several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements. Ralph Creekmore Vera Cullen Nathan Harris John Keene Angelina Farris Cheryl JordanIn loving memory ofBrayden Bullard YOUR FAMILY WANT TO LEARN CPR AND FIRST AID?The Baker County Health Department holds classes monthly. Call 259-6291 ext 5269. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon. Sat. at 8 pm8981 S. SR 228, MacclennyMeeting Monday at 6:30 pm93 N. 5th St., Macclenny Obituaries and a photo are printed for free. Womens Center of Jax24HOUR RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273


ursday, June 21, 2018 T B C P Page 11 Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal Reroofs & Roof Repairs Shingle Reroofs & RepairsYour hometown contractor! LLCFREE ESTMATESLIC.#CCC1330274LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#CBC12595582593300IN GOD WE TRUST. amily Fellowship riday Night at Cedar Creek ChurchJune 22 Dinner 6 pm, Service 7 pm GUEST SPEAKER: PASTOR J. C. LAURAMORE, NEW HOPE CHURCH Located on CR 124 north of Sanderson WE HAVE BOATS, MOTORS, FISHING POLES & REELS1159 S. 6th Street Macclenny 259-7800 GOING FISHING? @BakerPawn Photos by Joel AddingtonLibrary summer program kicks o with rock-n-roll cover bandThe weekly childrens program sponsored by the Emily Taber library this summer began this week at the Womans Club with a short concert by the band Mixtape, consisting of three young adults whove been entertaining kids here and in other counties in the New River Library Co-op for several summers now. These library programs are special to all of us up on stage, said drummer and singer James Brown. He was joined by brother Matt Brown on guitar and Terry Martin on bass. They performed several cover tunes for a few dozen youths and parents starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The show ended with dancing, children trying their hand on the drums and photos with the band. The music-themed summer program will repeat at the same time on June 26, July 10 and July 17. The program is free and open to the public thanks to grant funding by the states Division of Library Information Services. Pictured above from the show this week is Emily Lutz on the drums. Below (front from left) are Kinlee Crews, Karlee Crews and Caeden Crain interacting with the band, who also encouraged children to read this summer. Bassist Terry Martin Renee Crews of the Union County Public Library. Drummer and singer James BrownJERRY WALLSPRESS NATURE COLUMNIST It is the time of year for glowworms or lightning bugs, to announce their nocturnal forays. Jerry WallAt least in some areas where they remain in stable populations. below their abdomen that can be visible from quite a distance. Scientists believe that these nocturnal bee as well as to announce their bad taste to potential pred ators. Some believe that species. When the unsusmay be eaten by the imitatabdomen. The organ(s) take in oxygen and combine it with a substance called luciferin to produce Their production process sulting energy production producing mostly light but little heat! Each species is believed to have their own There are approximateTheir lifespan, depending on the species, is about two months. is very interesting. Females deposit their eggs in the ground. The larvae feed on slugs, snails, worms and other subterranean creatures. They subdue their prey by numbing them with the injection of a special larvae that can glow under the earth. Hence the name glowworm. Some adults feed on nectar or pollen. Some species, as adults, do not feed at all. It is believed that a few spe cies may have an aquatic stage as eggs and larvae. As a child, I remember on warm summer nights. They intermittently glit stars all over the landscape. I have not observed near as many of them dotting the evening horizon. Is this due to rampant pesticide appli cation? The general distribution of herbicide over the landscape? Light pollution from growing subdivisions, businesses, etc.? Habitat destruction? Perhaps its a combination of all these possibilities. It is generally believed easily decimated by devel paved over, they do not migrate away from the area. They just disappear forever! So, if you are fortunate where you live, consider yourself lucky. I miss see ing them as I did as a child years ago! Good memories from days gone by. Enjoy your nature trails.The vanishing reies CHECK IT


Page 12 T B C P ursday, June 21, 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 Silver King Sweet Corn for sale. 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The Baker County Press Part-time mechanic or good mechanic helper to rebuild mini excavator. Mickey, 904-571-8679. 6/21p 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. 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Page 14 T B C P ursday, June 21, 2018FORMER CATS FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING SIGN-UPS SIGN-UPS SIGN-UPS SIGN-UPS BAKER COUNTY TOUCHDOWN CLUBAll sign-ups at Memorial Fieldbehind the BP station on Hwy. 90Copy of birth certificate and proof of insurance a MUST. Child must be present at sign-ups to be fitted for uniform.All cheer & football coaches must contact the league if you plan on returning to your team. If you are interested in coaching or assisting, complete an application during sign-ups. Background checks will be Youth Fee: $75 football $100 cheerleaders**Includes uniform feeSATURDAYSthrough July 14 9 am -1 pmFootball ages 6-13 | Cheer ages 5-13 by September 1, 2018 JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe Baker County Barracudas YMCA swim team had a successful debut on June 16 at Fernandina Beachs McArthur YMCA as 10 swimmers combined to win 18 events. Seven Barracudas topped multiple individual events, and the team was led by Paul Richmonds three individual victories in the Boys 7-8 division. stroke (31.32 seconds), 25 freestyle (21.09) and 25 breaststroke (28.97). Teammate Alexander Sweet finished third in all three events, swimming a time of 42.93 in the backstroke, 26.59 in the freestyle and 36.14 in the breaststroke. River Neri, Peyton Rosepiler and Natalie Taylor each won a pair of individual events joined them on the relay team, which clocked in a time of 2:29.30. Neri (1:18.80) and Small (1:30.14) opened top two spots in the divisions 100 breaststroke as Neri (1:38.00) beat out Small clocking in at 2:02.90. Rosepiler (55.57) eked out a tight victoand second in the Girls 11-12 50 breaststroke. 44.47 in the divisions 50 backstroke. claimed third (36.59) in the age groups 50 Ashlyn and Payton Thomas took the top two spots in three events in the Girls 6 and under age group. Ashlyn Thomas won the 25 freestyle (28.97) and 25 breaststroke (42.50), while Payton Thomas clocked in at 32.70 in the former and 43.72 in the latter. a time of 36.92, while Ashlyn Thomas took second with a time of 41.50. Collin Richmond won both the Boys 11-12 50 breaststroke (53.31) and 100 individual medley (1:41.15). William Nickles took third in the IM, clocking in at 2:05.00. one-two in the divisions 50 backstroke with respective times of 49.32 and 59.18. time of 1:04.41. Collin Richmond (36.13), Nickles ond through fourth, respectively, in the age groups 50 freestyle. Anthony Sweet claimed second in three events in the Boys 9-10 division. He posted times of 1:04.18 in the 50 breaststroke, 53.87 in the freestyle and 1:16.79 in the 50 back stroke. Claire Nickles took second place in the Girls 9-10 50 breaststroke (1:00.88) and third in both the divisions IM (1:56.00) and 50 freestyle (44.38). of her events in the Girls 9-10 age group. She swam times of 1:25.00 in the 50 breaststroke, 1:21.15 in the 50 backstroke and 59.25 in the 50 freestyle. The Barracudas are scheduled to make their 2018 home debut at the YMCA pool on Lowder Street on June 23. The meet is set to start at 9 a.m.Barracudas win 18 events in their 2018 debut meetJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comA week after being announced as Bradford High Schools new head baseball coach, current BCHS assistant coach John Staples informed the Tornadoes he has decided to remain with Baker County. Its nothing against Bradford. They did everything they needed to do to get me there, coach Staples said. In the end this is just where I belong. I enjoy the school system here, the work environment, my friends and family are here. This is where I need to be. He said he had been in negotiations with Bradford for several weeks before he was announced as the programs head coach on June 11. Coach Staples attended a public meet-and-greet at Bradford on June 14, but he said he told his wife after ward that his heart wasnt in it. After sleeping on the de cision for a few days, he informed Bradford athletic director Lamar Waters of his choice to stay with the Cats the morning of June 18. Bradford gave me a pretty sweet setup and I jumped at it without thoroughly thinking it through, he explained. ... My heart wasnt in it. I wanted to stay in Baker County. I love working with the kids here. Coach Staples returned to the baseball program in 2016 as the volunteer hitting instructor and third-base coach after previously stepping down as the head coach in 2010 to become the high schools assistant principal. He coached current head coach Jarrell Rodgers in his stint at the helm of the program. Coach Staples, a Macclenny resident whose coaching career began at Brevard Community College in 1985, said the strong bond he has with the Wildcat players was one of the largest driving factors behind his decision to stay. He said he initially planned on helping coach Rodgers a couple to work with the hitters, but that plan quickly changed. Im not sure if Ive missed a day since, coach Staples said. ... Being an assistant coach has been very, very enjoyable for me. Ive done head coaching and dont need that anymore. Assistant BCHS Wildcat baseball coach John StaplesStaples reverses moveJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comPitcher Jared Crews Fayetteville SwampDogs sat at 7-7 overall on June 18 following their 5-2 road loss to the More head City Marlins, which snapped the teams three-game winning streak. Crews pitched one no-hit inning with one walk allowed on June 13 in Fayettevilles 7-2 win at Wilmington. He allowed three runs two earned on four hits on June 17, but the SwampDogs topped the visiting Wilmington Sharks 6-5. Through three appearances, Crews has pitched six innings with a 12 ERA and four strikeouts. Linebacker Bear Woods was placed on the Toronto Ar Argonauts lost their regular-season debut 27-19 to the hosting Saskatchewan Roughriders on June 15.Crews SwampDogs 7-7 aer road loss See a photo you want? Buy it at Check it


ursday, June 21, 2018 T B C P Page 15JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comRising senior BCHS Wildcat baseball player Michael Davis committed last week to continue his athletic and academic careers at Trinity Baptist College. He made his decision on June 14 while attending a camp at the school located on Jacksonvilles Westside. He opted with Trinity Baptist College over other programs with which he had been in contact, such as In dian River State College, youth ministry. Coach [Jon] Copeland told me theyd like me to come play baseball for them and that is a dream come true for me, Davis said on June 18. ... Its a close-knit Christian college, which is some thing Ive been looking for since I was pretty young. Its The 17-year-old Macclenny resident became the second Wildcat baseball player in the Class of 2019 to commit to college already. He joined Colby Kennedy, who committed to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in April. Davis said he was happy to make his decision early. It feels like a lot of stress is just lifted because the recruiting process is a lot of work, a lot of stress, a lot of emailing, he explained. Now that Ive got it out of the way I can focus on winning more ball games this year. with Trinity Baptist College in the summer of 2017 when school representatives attended one of Baker Countys summer baseball events. He then attended a showcase camp in November before returning for last weeks camp, where he hit and played catcher. He said the camp also inwork in addition to the hitting, and his ability to play multiple roles impressed the coaches. We hit and he said that he really liked my hitting and the skills I could bring to the team. We pitched, but he didnt want me to pitch be cause he has seen what I can do, said Davis, who pitched well in limited appearances as a junior for the Cats. He games with a .913 ERA and six strikeouts, and allowed just two runs one earned on eight hits, two walks and three hit batters. ... He really admired that I had the versatility to pitch, Davis said he has also been working on his hitting, and has a .800 on-base percentage for his North Florida Baseball League travel ball team. But before he joins the in 2018, he still has another year of high school baseball. And he has big goals for his My goals for senior year is to win the district championship and hopefully go a little bit further, said Davis, who thanked God, his parents and everyone who supported Wildcat baseball. I want to enjoy the time left in high school and enjoy playing with my friends and bringing what I can to table to be the best we can possibly be.JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comA second-inning error by Baker County ignited a five-run, two-out rally for pulled away with a 14-2 win on June 18 in the 8-10 Little League all-star baseball tournament. Baker County dropped to the elimination bracket in the tournament in Callahan due to the loss. The boys were scheduled to play in an elimination game on June 20 against the winner of Tuesdays game between Hilliard and Highlands. Baker Countys game was set for 7 p.m. at Field 2. gas Leagues four-run lead in half with Parker Rodgers RBI triple and Jack Rauchs run-scoring single in the botCounty appeared poised to claw back into the game. With two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the second inning, relief pitcher ond base to seemingly end and second basemen collided, however, and the ball fell to the clay, allowing Reed Krueger to score from third and the inning to continue. Jay Futch added a tworun single and Baker Eller RBI base hits to extend the lead. Eller went 2 for 3 with County errors. Rauch threw three strike outs in three innings, and were earned. Rays Jordan managed Baker Countys lone hit after second inning. He advanced to third with walks by Cale Starling and Pierson Moran, which loaded the bases. The team left the bases loaded to end the inning, out of the jam by throwing combined to allow four hits, and Dan Exline threw three strikeouts in the bottom of the fourth inning to end the game. in the top of the fourth inning to take the 12-run lead. The loss came two days after Baker County opened the double-elimination tournament with an 18-3 blowout over Arlington. In other Baker County Little League all-star results: The 9-10 softball team its tournament in St. Augustine on June 18 with an 18-8 victory over the host team. The ladies lost their tournament opener 14-4 to Yulee on June 16. Baker County was scheduled for a rematch against Yulee, who fell 8-4 to San Mateo on Monday, in an elimination game on Tuesday. The countys Major allstar baseball team is scheduled to begin its tournament run on June 23 against Navy scheduled for noon at Highlands. Purchase these photos at Photos by Jon ShumakeHudson Hodges snags the pitch behind the plate.Baker County players await the start of the game. Rays Jordan winds up for the pitch. Jack Rauch pitches the ball.Costly error for all-stars Michael Davis on the mound.Commits to Trinity Baptist The NFL recently announced a set of new rules that could lead to even more drastic measures in the future. No, not the new National Anthem policy. Ill leave that mess alone and #sticktosports, as many sportswriters are told to do on social media. rules announced in late May will undoubtedly have a major impact from the open changes: Players on the kicking team will have to line up within one yard of the 35 yard line, ning start; players on the receiving team are moved closer to the ball to reduce speed and pace on the play; and wedge blocking is now illegal. The rule changes are absolutely necessary to improve player safety. to a normal play from scrimmage, reported John Reid in an article about how Jaguars special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis is adjusting the By its nature, football is always going to be a dangerous sport, but measures to ensure player safety have to be taken. The NFL has a track record of taking half-measures re rules are a step in the right direction. But what if the changes dont reduce the risk of concussions? Could the NFL comIts not entirely out of the question. And one proposed football league has announced it has already taken that step. The Alliance of American Football, which is slated to begin in February, 2019, has Teams will instead begin their possessions at their own 25 yard line, the same as NFL and collegiate touchbacks. In lieu of onside kicks, teams will be able to attempt a play from their own 35 yard line that must gain at least 10 yards for the team to maintain possession. The single-play concept as a replacement to the onside kick is a brilliant idea, and Im looking forward to how it impacts the game. How will the sport look withit have on the game? Will it improve player safety? Im excited that the NFL needs to pay close attention to the experiment. It could be looking into its own future. (make the game safer) all levels of football, including the NFL, should adopt similar rules. There is no reason to put players of any age at an increased risk for concussions. have a harder time making teams, and special teams coordinators would become nearly irrelevant. Weve come a long way from celebrating bone-rattling hits remember ESPNs segment Jacked Up or having players in the original XFL scrambling for possession of the ball, which resulted in at least one injury. The game has to continue to evolve and take increased measures for player safety. 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