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The Baker County press
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Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comLast week a group of day campers in the county 4-H summer program released dozens of beetles at horticulture expert Kyle Browns home nursery as a natural the invasive vine known as the air potato. Campers arrived with small plastic containers that each held several air potato leaf beetles. The containers were shipped to the Ag Center in Macclenny by the University of Florida (UF) free of charge as part of an air potato eradication program. Weve been feeding them each day, taking out the old leaves and adding new leaves, said Alicia Lamborn, who heads up the county-UF extension Ag Center, which houses the 4-H program. The youths then placed the beetles on the air potato leaves growing at the nursery, just one of the activities that ended a week of learning about invasive plants and animals in Florida. Following the release, they headed to a tour of the South Prong Plantation property in Sanderson owned by Doug Moore. UF raises the beetles for release on private land while the state and federal departments of agriculture raise them for release on public lands, according to the programs website at the Hayslip Biological Control Re -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 BAKER COUNTY COMMISSIONDeath threat in call to policePage 2 Scales and TailsPage 7 AT AGLANCE THINGS TO DO Big Cat camp Page 11 Go vote The county is considering raising the dog adoption free from $65 to $85 to cover the cost of all needed vaccinations. Agree or disagree?48% Agree52% Disagree MORE SPORTSSchool house face lift See page 10 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 2 Battling invasive air potato with ... B U S GAbove, Kyle Brown, Ph.D, points out air potato vine to Wyatt Williams. Left: Jay Norris. Below: Air potato beetle, Lilioceris cheni.Finale to day campMIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF A vote to move forward with higher fire assessments up to $107 per year per dwelling during the next five years in the unincorporated areas of Baker County will be the highlight of the county commissions agenda on July 3. The board is expected to adopt a resolution authorizing a new assessment methodology intended to generate enough reve nue from residential and non-residential properties to fully fund fire department operations, including the purchase of new equipment, modern fire stations and paid firefighters for the first time ever. The proposal could increase the fire departments budget from about $218,000 to approximate ly $782,000 in the new fiscal year starting October 1 and incrementally increase every year until the budget reaches about $1,046,553 in fiscal year 2023. After months of consideration and discussing the matter with consultants on July 19, commissioners asked county attorney Rich Komando to prepare the resolution for adoption next week, with a final vote scheduled for August 7. Chris Roe, consulting attorney with the Bryant Miller Olive law firm in Tallahassee, said the initial resolution must state a maximum rate for future year assessments, which is $107.05 by year 2023. The specific year-by-year rate schedule will be determined before final adoption. Notices of proposed rate increases will be mailed to property owners in mid-July a few weeks prior to the August 7 final vote. The Property Appraisers Office will include the assessments in subsequent notices sent to property owners in September of taxes due in the coming year. Were at the point now in the process where we re ally need board direction as to the particular rates to Vote on $107 re fee max is July 3See page 13 JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe countys slate of school resource were introduced to community partners last week during the Baker Prevention Coalitions monthly meeting at the sherThe county, school district and shertime for the new school year and starting be funded by the school district. The county ponied up more than $250,000 from reserves last month to help jump-start the state-mandated shift to having trained security at all schools Photo by Joel AddingtonThe newly-wrapped vehicles for county school resource ocers, pictured here with Sheri Scotty Rhoden, the school districts David Craw ford, the Baker Prevention Coalitions Mike Gris, Sarah Craft, Lea Rhoden, Taryn Rackly, Michael Green Jr. and Hannah Crawford. New SRO team gets rolled out See page 2


Page 2 T B C P ursday, June 28, 2018in Florida. It came after the fatal shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL this year. The Baker Prevention Coalition, meanwhile, used some $8,000 in various grant funds to adorn SRO vehicles with anti-drug, anti-tobacco and anti-bullying messages as well as eye-catching graphics with tion logos. Coalition director Lea Rhoden said the cost to wrap the four SUVs with such graphics was about $2000 per vehicle. She along with coalition sonnel gathered at the district headquarters Tuesday morning for photos with two of the vehicles. Its a way for us to brand ... and a great way to support mote ourselves at the same time and the partnership were working on, said Ms. Rhoden. But during the June 21 coalition meeting, community partners learned more about the SROs themselves fer to students and the community as a whole. Cpt. Chris Volz of the program, explained that for the last 15 years or so the county had two SROs at the high school and middle school. He said expanding them to the elementary, kinder garten and preschool cam puses may, over time, help mend poor relationships between police and certain segments of the community. ... We cant fix kids whove reached a certain point in their life but I do believe the kids a generation from now that start with a positive message [about police] ... I hope theyll have a we see at our high school today, Capt. Volz told the group. Sgt. Jeremiah Combs, wholl be stationed at Westside Elementary, then introCpl. Mike Lagle at the middle school, Deputy Jacob Satterwhite at the PreK-K Center, Deputy John Byrd at the high school, Deputy Kelby Crawford at Keller Intermediate and Deputy Rosiana Crossman at Macclenny Elementary. Sgt. Combs has eight (BCSO), including two years as the high school SRO. I loved working at the schools and look forward to going back, he said. Deputy Crawford has 17 years in policing with the last eight or so with BCSO. He served as the SRO for the high school last year. I really enjoyed it, he said. Meeting the kids renews your youth and being around them, making a positive impact on their lives, Id like to think I had some thing to do with that. Making some good rapport with some kids has really been fun. I cant think of a better job. Its the best job at the Deputy Lagle has 20 years in law enforcement, nearly all of it with the Baker County Sheriffs Office (BCSO). Last year was school and I loved it, he said. Deputy Satterwhite has eight years in law enforcement, mostly with BCSO but also the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). Deputy Byrd had some four years with BCSO before working in Duval County in the narcotics division for enforcement career with FHP in 2001. I know a lot of people in the community, the faculty, pretty excited to be back. My kids are in the school system here so Im looking forward to it, he said. Deputy Crossman has five years in law enforcement and nearly three with BCSO. She said shes excited to work with kids. Sgt. Combs said he expects more of policing of criminal activity at the high school and middle school campuses but SROs will also be involved with education al programs, whether about safety or the criminal justice system. Its all about engage ment with the kids, he explained. A lot of these kids, they only see us in the bad aspects because were the ones who take mom or take dad ... So if we can have a change their thought process on what we are ... Capt. Volz added that the close proximity of the PreK-K Center campus and middle school, as well as Westside Elementary and the high school, will an opto assist each other in such engagement and education. 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 From page 1 Purchase this photo at Photo by Joel AddingtonSchool resource ocers from left: Jeremiah Combs, Mike Lagle, John Byrd, Jacob Satterwhite, Kelby Crawford and Rosiana Crossman.SROs to patrol all six campuses I want them to know that the person wearing that uniform is a good person ... Unfortunately in todays society parents are teaching their children that were the bad guy. ats the dynamic were trying to change.-Captain Chris Volz, BCSO JON SHUMAKEPolice arrested a Glen St. Mary man in the early hours of June 22 for allegedly threatening to kill a woman he claimed scammed his wife out of more than $100,000 if she was not arrested. Anthony Siddell, 71, was taken to county jail for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, a third-degree felony, for the threat against Tina Anderson of Waycross, GA during a call to the department on June 21. Sgt. Steve Wright of the department contacted Cpl. Marc Heath of BCSO about Mr. Siddells call. Sgt. Wright said the suspect described himself as a marksman who served in the Vietnam War and that he would hunt down Ms. Anderson and kill her if she wasnt arrested. Sgt. Wright added he spoke with Mr. Siddell for about 30 minutes as he continued to express his intentions to kill Ms. Anderson, according to Cpl. Heath. Cpl. Heath and depufrey Higginbotham then responded to Mr. Siddells Nursery Boulevard residence. The suspect walked outside with a revolver in his hand and complied with police commands to lay it down When asked about his statements, he said, Those are not threats, but prom ises, and again threatened to kill Ms. Anderson if she wasnt arrested, Cpl. Heath reported. In another incident, a Macclenny man was named in a criminal complaint for improper exhibition of a lowing an argument at the Family Dollar on Macclenny Avenue the evening of June 6. Corey Anderson, 21, allegedly lifted his shirt to reveal an orange handgun concealed in his pants while leaving the business following an argument inside the Michael Bailey Jr. Mr. Bailey said another argument began outside and Mr. Anplaced it in his vehicle. The victim also said the accused yelled profanities at him and threatened him, according to Deputy Andrew Thames report. Witness Tiffany Braddock said she saw Mr. Anderson remove an item from his pants and place it in the vehicle but not see what it was. Surveillance footage showed Mr. Anderson liftcould be seen due to the positioning of the weapon and the cameras, Deputy Thames said. Deputy Thames spoke with the suspect by phone, but Mr. Anderson didnt as agreed and additional attempts at contact failed.Man threatens to kill woman in call to policesearch and Containment Laboratory in Ft. Pierce, FL. between May and October when the vines are actively growing. Ms. Lamborn said by destroying the leaves of the air potato vine, the vines growth is retarded and it can no longer produce the seedlings that are dropped to spread the plant. The exotic vine originated in China, so insects and animals native to Florida and the U.S. wont consume it. It out-competes native vegetation and due to the harm to the Florida environment, the USDA began researching air potatos natural enemies in Asia. tle, known as Lilioceris cheni, it was approved for release in Florida. The species comes from Nepal but will not eat other vegetation. They study it for many many years before they decide if this will be a good species to release, said Ms. Lamborn. They have to make sure it wont attack any other animals or plants. The 4-H day camps continue July 10-13 and July 24-27. The next camp will be on living like an adult and the last camp will be on healthy cooking. The cost is $60 per camp. Call Shaina Spann at 259-3520 for more information. From page 1Alicia Lamborn and Kyle Brown remove containers of beetles.Releasing beetles to ght invasive species ADVERTISING DEADLINE ISMonday at 5:00 pm


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Call today for info259-2400T B C P Womens Center of Jax 24HOUR RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE : 904.721.7273 Meridian Behavioral HealthcareMental and Substance Abuse Issues 24HOUR HOTLINE : 800.330.5615 BAKER COUNTY COMMISSIONJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comWe better see a good in crease in revenues. That was county com missioner James Bennetts comment after several hours reviewing budget requests from county departments and then hearing that outsourcing janitorial services will cost the county $8000 more in 2018-19 than the current year. But that increase pales in comparison to the $318,280 shortfall projected for another program aimed at keepwaste disposal. Commissioners learned that the countys solid waste assessment is projected to garner $381,686, a state grant should kick in another $90,909 and the New River Solid Waste Associa tion, of which Baker County is a member, will reimburse the county about $100,000, down from $220,000 this year, making total revenue $572,595. Expenses, howev er, are projected to grow by $117,502 to nearly $891,000 thanks in large part to more trash landing at county dump sites, which is trucked to the ford where the county pays a volume-based tipping fee. When the economy is good, road department director Robert Fletcher said, he said, the company that mans the county dump sites is raising the price of the contract, pointing to a higher minimum wage required for its employees. The last two mandatory wage increase were absorbed by the contractor, he said, but this time the increase is on the county. In the road department, which Mr. Fletcher also oversees, no overall spend ing increase was requested but since spending on heavy equipment and vehicles is expected to slow next year, more cash was allocated to software to bring the department into the computer age. Mr. Fletcher said his records are mostly on paper today and stored at the de partment headquarters in Sanderson. However, that makes tracking the condition of county roads and what imcult. It will help us track what we spend on each road, Mr. Fletcher said. We have the information but its in work orders in boxes. We can track complaints, the guys in system, especially during a disaster thats where its really going to help. A June 1 request by The Press for information about the countys most problematic roads, road maintenance costs, paving costs and how the county responds to road complaints has gone unfulCommissioner Bennett feared the new $9000 software could lead to additional costs for license fees, hardware upgrades and the like. cerns and assured the board there would not be those costs related to buying the software. If we make a commitment to drop ten grand on make sure theyre committed to using it. Data entry, sometimes it takes a while to get used to using it ... But if were spending that kind of money to do it, I expect our guys, your team, to truly utithe onset, the commissioner said. Mr. Fletcher responded software is user-friendly. Some $150,000 was proposed for continued repairs related to damage during Hurricane Irma last year, money that should be reim bursed to the county at some point by the federal government. While commissioner Bennett wanted to see the money from FEMA on the revenue side of the budget, county manager Kennie Downing said the funding may not arrive in the coming budget year. Fuel costs are also placing a higher burden on the road department budget and the county expects to buy a dump truck, tools and an excavator while continuing payments on motor graders. Theres about $97,000 allocated for the third year of for one motor grader and a $23,500 payment for the on another one. In other areas of the budCouncil on Aging: Commissioners were de spondent to learn that the Council on Agings (COA) transportation center is al ready experiencing plumbing and roof problems that the county is responsible for lease agreement the county ganization. The COA deeded the property for the transportation hub behind Winn-Dixie to the county, which secured more than $2 million in state grant money to build the facility and leased the property back to the COA essentially for free. The construction project went nearly $300,000 over budget, however. It was completed in 2015 for some $2.5 million. As part of the lease, county finance director Cheryl Rewis said the county agreed to pay for any repairs in excess of $250 and the transportation center needs roof and major plumbing repairs. She quoted a plumber brought in to assess the situation as saying, It is all messed up. She added an at the facility due to the poor plumbing. Holy guacamole Batman, said an admittedly Corrections: The proposed budget totals and percentage changes on the front page of last weeks edition elections office budget is proposed to increase about 1 percent rather than the 9 percent reported, the recreation increase was also about 1 percent rather than the 11 percent shown and the animal control budget was proposed with a 42 percent increase, not the 69 percent reported.$318K decit in solid waste programGeneral fund to cover itJON SHUMAKEA Macclenny man turned himself a charge of felony battery after he allegedly slammed a Macclenny woman to the ground the previous day causing numerous injuries. Emonte Hollings, 23, told police she was involved in a disagreement on Facebook the morning of June 16 with Lizzie L. Johnson, the mother of suspect Ozion Moore, 18. Ms. Hollings said Mr. Moore arrived at her grandmothers MLK Drive residence the same afternoon and ap proached her from behind. She said he made a comment about his mother, picked her up and then slammed her onto the ground, Deputy Morgan McThe victim said Mr. Moore then ran and she followed him to his mothers Northwood Apartments residence and made contact with police. Ms. Hollings was determined to have a right wrist fracture and a broken toe based on the ER report after she was transported to Ed Fraser Memorial Two witnesses gave similar accounts as Ms. Hollings, including one who added Mr. Moore attempted to kick the victim while she was on the ground be fore someone stopped him. Mr. Moore said he was at the MLK Drive residence, but denied putting his hands on Ms. Hollings. He said the two were engaged in an argument and he returned to his residence at the Northwood Apartments where he said Ms. Hollings attempted to attack him. The deputy reported Mr. Moore seemed extremely nervous and defensive when asked about the incident, and a warrant was eventually issued for his arrest. In another incident, a 13-year-old boy who was on juvenile probation was jailed the evening of June 20 on multiple charges after threatening his mother and destroying items in the Magnolia Drive residence. inside the residence confronting a Lake The deputy immediately handcuffed the juvenile and placed him against a wall, at which point the teen began striking the wall with his head and eventually caused a hole. The boys mother of Macclenny said her son had been mad at her because she took away his PlayStation and didnt allow his girlfriend to come to the residence. She said he threatened her and then threw several items onto Davis reported. She said she called police a few days prior when the teen broke her phone by throwing it on the ground. One of the youths probation conditions was to not have negative contact with police. He was additionally arrested for domestic assault and criminal mischief before being released back to his mother.Multiple injuries in felony battery


Page 4 T B C P ursday, June 28, 2018JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe Baker County school district continued its efforts last week to make local campuses safer in the wake of state mandates that followed the school shooting in Parkland, FL this year. School board members approved two contracts to area at the PreK-K Center and extend fencing at the high school, including several new gates and a guard station. The approvals totaling about $42,000 for the ren ovation and some $22,000 for the fencing came two weeks after the school board hired a local contractor to install security cameras across the BCHS campus. The work at the PreK-K Center went to Little and Williams, Inc. of Lake City for $42,229, the lowest bid by $6637. What it does is forces anyone coming to the school after school sets in, they got to go through that foyer, said district facilities manager Denny Wells, referring to the area where the school secretarys desk is located. The six-foot fencing job went to an Orlando-based company that Mr. Wells said sale fencing distributor, submit the lowest bid. The companys $22,000 bid was less than half of the other two bids submitted by Little and Williams and C.C. Borden Construction Inc., which were higher than $46,000. The fencing and renovation projects are being funded with local capital outlay funds, said Mr. Wells early this week. The school board also awarded a $5500 bid for a portable demolition project at the high school to Cove nant Underground Utilities, Inc. of Glen St. Mary, the low bidder by about $400. According to Mr. Wells, it was beyond the cost of effective repair. Also related to school security was the approval of a plan to add two mental health counselors, a case manager and a contracted alyst to identify and address mental health disorders among the student population. Michael Green Jr., district student services director, said the state provided funding for the new positions, which are estimated to cost about $208,000. In his memo to the board, Mr. Green noted that state of students statewide could have some kind of mental illness and the approved so-called Mental Health Allocation Plan will allow us to improve student well-be ing and safety. It will also pay dividends in overall improved school climate, student behaviors, academic achievement and community collaboration. In other business the eve ning of June 18, the school Adopted revised agreements with several outside service providers. Episcopal Childrens Services, for instance, supplies educational, health, nutritional, parenting and social services to low-income families with children ages 3-5. The agreement binds the Jacksonville nonprofit to pay a portion of expenses at the Family Service Cen The rate paid to the school district increased under the new agreement by $1700 to $7731 for the year. Hubbard House, meanwhile, another Jacksonat the Family Service Center, counsels victims of domestic violence. Its rate rose by $767 to $2640. Other agreements were approved for adult education classes and testing at the county jail with the sheriffs office partnering with the adult education department of the school district. The latter party was tasked with furnishing the instructor and materials while the former agreed to to assist and pay for GED testing fees and any additional instructors that may be needed. The board approved a contract with Catherine Dopson of Quality Therapy Solutions for speech-lan guage, visual and occupa tional therapy services to students district-wide for $58 per hour, a 50 cent increase. An agreement with Bak er County Medical Services, which operates Fraser Memorial, will facilitate Nursing Assistant program, though no money will be changing hands, the agreement says. Recognized several re tiring teachers, a bus driver and administrator. This is a special night ... Its always bittersweet. This is an extremely dedicated group that were recognizing tonight, began Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson before honoring Beth Mock, who retired after 30 years, most recently at Macclenny Elementary School (MES); Karen Rambo, a teacher of the year who had two stints with the district starting in 1978 and 1998 and also worked at MES; Tammy Gordon, who spent 29 years here and retired from MES; Carolyn Padgett, who spoke about her work with at-risk students and retired after 13 years; Gary Pelham, a coach and teacher since 1982; and Douglas Register, as assistant principal at MES with 22 years of employment. Ms. Padgett said she enjoyed counseling children in poverty because she came from a similar background. I was a poverty kid so I could share with them how to break the cycle, she said. Every kid should have a champion in their corner and youve been that cham pion, said the superintendent. Mr. Pelham recalled how the things he would say to his players would eventually be repeated back to him. You realize, wow, sometimes they really listen. My son used to coach baseball in Orlando, and it really clicked when he would yell things at the team that I would yell at him. They really do listen so you never know how youre Board member Patricia Weeks was excited to announce a new drone program starting at the high school in August following training received by the JROTCs Lt. Col. Tim Dennison from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Im hoping it will encourage students to participate in our JRTOC program. Its a wonderful program, said Ms. Weeks.BAKER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD First Baptist ChurchOF MACCLENNYIt Feels Like Home372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave.Directions from I-10: Take Exit 335 N. Go 1.3 miles North on Hwy. 121 See steeple on left SUNDAY SERVICESSunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:00 pmWEDNESDAY SERVICESAdult Bible Groups 6:00 pm Awana for Children 6:00 pm Youth Group 6:00 pm Dr. Edsel M. Bone Senior PastorListen on WFBB 97.5 FM Locally Sundays @ 9:00 am Video Live-Streamed on Facebook Sundays @ 11:00 am @ rstbaptistmacclenny Sunday Worship Video Broadcast Viewed anytime at Woodlawn KennelsQuality Professional CarePrivate Spacious Indoor/Outdoor RunsComplete Bath, De-flea & Groom ......... $22-$27 Bath, De-flea & Nails Clip ............... $12-$17 Boarding (per actual day)..................... $5-$10 Two school safety projects are approvedJON SHUMAKEA Gainesville woman who was arrested the morning of June 16 for DUI and driving on a suspended license admitted she had taken both meth and Xanax. Trooper K. Robinson was conducting a traffic stop near mile marker 333 on I-10 westbound when another vehicle stopped west of his location and began backing up. After finishing the initial trafother vehicle, which re peatedly backed up and stopped until reaching his location. The trooper immediately saw signs of impair ment when speaking with as 40-year-old Melissa Oneail. She was confused about why she stopped, giving different reasons for doing so. She would also quit talking midway through sentences, and had constricted pupils, spoke quickly, was restless and could not remain still, according to the troopers report. She gave Trooper Robinson several names before tual identity. Trooper Robinson also discovered Ms. Oneail had a local warrant for failure to appear and that she had a suspended license. When questioned, Ms. Oneail admitted to taking meth the previous night and then took Xanax to help her sleep. She then sobriety test and was taken to county jail just after She was cleared as Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital before being booked. In another DUI arrest, a Macclenny man was jailed in the early hours of June 17 after performing poorly then giving a breath sample just above the legal limit at the county jail. Trooper J.E. Farley stopped Wade Harvey, 22, ing him turn onto Lowder Street without wearing a seat belt and for having a broken windshield. Mr. Harveys breath smelled of alcohol and he had bloodshot and watery was also unsteady on his feet after exiting his vehicle, Trooper Farley noted. His breath sample measured .081; the legal limit is .08. In warrant-related arWilliam Boone III, 46, of Macclenny was arrested about midday on June 20 for failure to appear for violation of probation for the second conviction of driving with a suspended or re voked license. George Thick, 39, of Macclenny was jailed midday June 21 on a Jackson ville warrant for failure to appear.Driver admits to meth, Xanax 2 battery cases in 1 day at NEFSH JON SHUMAKEDeputy Jared Mallard responded to Northeast Florida State Hospital for a pair of battery incidents on June 19. In the more serious case, patient Nathaniel Randell, 27, was arrested for felony battery after he admitted to striking an employee in the early afternoon. Christy Cole said she made contact with Mr. Randell during an altercation with another patient, and he struck her with a of her face. Deputy Mallard observed redness and swelling to her face, he reported. Mr. Randell admitted to the attack, according to the report. In the other incident, which occurred roughly the same time, a 28-yearold male patient was jailed for three counts of misdemeanor battery for allegedly striking three other patients. The 30-year-old victim said the accused began to punch him and chased him down a hallway. Shortly after, the suspect returned to the lobby and began punching two other men no apparent reason before medical personnel broke Surveillance footage deputy noted, and the suspect admitted to striking the victims. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon. Sat. @ 8 pm 8981 S. SR 228, Macclenny Meeting Monday @ 6:30 pm 93 N. 5th St., Macclenny


ursday, June 28, 2018 T B C P Page 5MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF After years of neglect, the countys animal control de partment and the animals in its care face a much better future, beginning with a nearly 42 percent proposed budget increase aimed at improving shelter conditions and boosting adoption rates while reducing the number of animals euthanized each year. County commissioners, during a budget workshop on June 12, endorsed a plan to increase spending for animal control services from $118,923 in the current budget to about $168,515 in the new fiscal year beginning October 1. One week later, at a board meeting on June 19, County Manager Kennie Downing announced that Pet Smart had approved an application for a grant to pay for installation of new awnings to shield animals and visitors from heat and rain at the Steel Bridge Road shelter. Were very excited to receive notice that we were awarded the Pet Smart Char ities Grant, Ms. Downing told commissioners. Were looking to build two awnings on the north and south side of the animal control center to shelter the animals (in the outdoor portion of kennels) from the heat as well as the citizens on the sidewalk who go there looking at dogs hoping to adopt. We just received notice that we would be awarded a grant of $15,560 which would cover the cost for the aluminum awnings. With little discussion, the board accepted the grant and approved an amendment adding the $15,600 to the current budget. The next step will be to solicit bids soon to install the awnings. During the animal control budget discussion on June 12 most of the county managers recommendations went unchallenged, but concerns were expressed about a few percent increase in personnel costs from $82,983 to $94,574; $3000 for an animal control software maintenance contract; and $4000 to install new floor tiles. The first two issues were raised by Commissioner James Bennett, who wanted to know why the increase in personnel costs was so high. The county manager explained a number of factors were involved, including a $7367.73 increase in health insurance costs to cover a full time assistant. She was not on the county insurance plan last year but chose to participate in 2018-19. Additionally, a request was made for a 49 percent increase in special pay, which is additional compensation paid to animal control director Georgia Monfort or her assistant whenever one of them is on call at night, on weekends and holidays. If approved, the allocation for special pay would increase from $6250 to $9292. Were they not getting special pay before? Commissioner Bennett asked. What Im trying to under stand is why that special pay jumped by $3000. Ms. Monfort was not present for the meeting but Ms. Downing said it was her understanding that the assistant was not certified last year and, therefore, was not authorized to work during off-duty hours by herself, but that she is now certified. Somewhat satisfied with that explanation, Commissioner Bennett moved on to his next issue of concern dealing with the $3000 for software maintenance. Ms. Downing said the county is required to report animal control statistics to the state annually and for years compiled the information manually. The requested software would improve efficiency in record keeping and enable data and photos of animals to be posted on the county website, which she said may help the county obtain more grants and increase adoptions. She further stated that the vendor charges $4 for ev ery adoption, meaning if all 1000 animals taken in each year were adopted the county would owe $4000. Knowing that a 100 percent adoption rate was unrealistic, Ms. Downing only budgeted $3000 to cover the expense if 75 percent of the animals are adopted. When she explained that the vendors price was tied to the countys animal adoption rate, however, Commissioner Bennetts resistance grew stronger. I have heartburn paying for a per-adoption type of software than I do with a flat fee, he said. It sounds counter-productive. He also said as much as $4000 a year for software mainte nance seems excessive. Actually, it was the least expensive of the three (software programs) we demoed, the county man ager said. Were trying to get a small piece of software that will work and meet the needs. This one meets the needs and does our report ing statistics. The software is essential and the Animal Advisory Committee felt it was essential, she said. This software is used by many animal rescue groups in the United States. Commissioner Jimmy Anderson suggested a solution that his fellow board members readily agreed to by $5 to cover the cost of software and additional veterinarian charges for giving shots to sheltered animals. Then people get a fun-loving animal as a pet and it only costs them $5 more, he said. I dont feel like passing that expense on to every taxpayer in the county. We certainly can do that, the county manager said. Commissioner Anderson, a building and roofing contractor, then turned his attention to a $4000 proposed expenditure in the budget to install new floor tiles at the shelter, which he said was warranted but not nearly as essential as a new roof. We need new floors at the animal shelter but we need a new roof before we need floors, he said, adding that insulation also needs to be blown into the shelter attic but a new roof must go on the building first. Im just trying to get a new roof before we spray that attic, he said, persuad ing other commissioners to change the funding priority and put the $4000 appropriation into a new roof instead of floor tiles. The proposed animal control budget also includes $30,000 to replace a 1989 Ford F150 with numerous mechanical and electrical problems with a 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 four-wheel drive pickup. The countys increased financial support for animal control operations comes less than a year after an Animal Advisory Committee was created to come up with ideas to upgrade animal control services and develop more humane policies and procedures for taking better care of stray and abandoned animals, primarily dogs and cats. The panel, which includes several residents as well as the county manager and the animal control director, recently recommended a list of goals for the coming years, starting with the following in Continue to seek addi tional grants for further improvements in animal con trol. Participate in four Pet Smart adoption events, similar to a recent one that adopted out six of seven animals from county animal control. Purchase an animal control software system. Post animal control sta tistics on the county website, such as live release data, in hopes of becoming eligible for more grant funding. Consult the shelter medicine program at the University of Florida to help develop a shelter plan to reduce the exposure of animals to kennel diseases and keep them healthy for adoptions. Goals for 2019-20 inHave microchips em bedded in all dogs and cats leaving the shelter, regard less whether theyre released back to their owners or adopted out. Fully vaccinate animals prior to adoption so customers can take them home the same day, Mrs. Downing said. Increase adoption fees to cover costs for microchip implants and shots. Increase the live release rate by 5 percent. In the third year, 202021, three goals were listed and summarized by the Our goal is to increase the live release rate an additional 5 percent and consider adopting animals out on weekends and recruit volunteers to help, Ms. Downing said. Currently, about 50 percent of our animals are leaving the shelter alive, she said. If we increase it 5 percent every year hopefully well be able to get that up to at least 75 percent. Partnerships with animal rescue groups and Pet Smart in Oakleaf Plantation have already been influential in placing greater numbers of animals in adoptive homes and increasing the percentage of animals that leave the shelter alive, either released back to their original owners or adopted.BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal Reroofs & Roof Repairs Shingle Reroofs & RepairsYour hometown contractor! LLCFREE ESTMATESLIC.#CCC1330274LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#CBC12595582593300IN GOD WE TRUST. 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Both the high school and middle school were recognized with the Premier Chapter Award for our involvement and participation in many areas of the Quality Chapter Planning Guide, said Mr. Johnson. The middle school team was recognized for placing fourth in food science and landscape. The high school team was recognized as the state champion for Poultry CDE and will compete at the National Convention in October. The team also placed third in ag sales and service, third in place nursery and landscape and fourth in place OH demos, according to Mr. Johnson. Delaney Harvey received the L.O. Baldwin scholarship at convention. This scholarship is for members that plan on pursuing a degree in Agricultural Ed ucation. She was also recognized by the University of Florida in the Ag Ed In stitute Program for starting her degree in Ag Education this summer. Three members also earned the coveted State Degree for their hours worked, money earned, FFA participation over the 4 years, Mr. Johnson said. The recipients were Nick Howell, Delaney Harvey, and Jackie Donker. Photo courtesy of Greg JohnsonArea 1 state vice president Mitchell Singleton, Greg Johnson Sr. FFA Advisor, team members Cody Bennett, Delaney Harvey, Bryce Cole, Hunter Lauramore and Area 3 state vice president Taylor Proctor.FFA honored at state convention


Page 6 T B C P ursday, June 28, 2018One of two Jacksonville men charged in the armed robbery of a Macclenny convenience store in early 2017 was sentenced on June 19 to Judge James Colaw also ordered James Branch, 23, to be on probation for an plus other conditions including community service and a $1051 restitution obligation. Mr. Branch was arrested the early morning James Branchof January 9 last year following a high-speed chase from Macclenny to Jacksonvilles northside where he was located by a police K-9 after running from the getaway car. Earlier, he and a co-defendant entered the Kangaroo Store on South Sixth Street armed with a pistol that was later found near $1051 worth of cigarettes and cash. In other felony sentencings that day, James Tyson, 44, was given a 42-month term for violating proba tion by driving on a license revoked as an habitual offender. Mr. Tyson has other felony convictions for possession of prescription and controlled drugs. A Macclenny couple ar rested in a stolen car in January for theft of a dryer from a north county residence will serve terms ranging from 33 to 40 months. Dustin Crews, 28, will serve the lighter sentence after pleading no contest to dealing in stolen property, burglary and two counts of grant theft. Co-defendant Carol Parker Carol Ann Parker, 27, received an added seven months for those offenses plus having prescription drugs. Dustin Ratliff, 37, of Jacksonville pleaded no contest to trafficking in meth and possession of paraphernalia and will serve 18 months. The defendant was arrested in mid-March for selling 12.5 grams of meth to an undercover buyer at the Travel Lodge in Macclenny. He had more meth and syringes in his vehicle when stopped by detectives. Lee Graham, 19, of Macclenny will serve 13 months followed by nearly five bation for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Mr. Graham, a standout wide receiver on the Wildcat football team, had sevhe was arrested in January. Judge Colaw sentenced him he will be assigned to a boot camp program. Four more defendants will serve terms of a year and one week after they admitted to violating terms of probation. They include Jason Barof bringing contraband into county jail; Brandi Harrison for fraudulent use of an ID; Larry W. Harvey for possession of prescription drugs; and Henry Williams for driving on a revoked license. Kimberly Alexander, failure to return leased property; two-year probation, $1437 restitution. Crystal Baker, child ne glect, resisting arrest; 50 days in jail, two-year drug offender probation, com munity service, drug and alcohol evaluation. Craig Blackburn, sale of opium or derivative; 84 days in jail, three-year drug offender probation, communi ty service, drug and alcohol evaluation. Gerald Giebieg, felony DUI (fourth or subse a revoked license; two-year house arrest, three-year drug offender probation, one -year probation $2000 tion, electronic monitoring. Brett Johnson, giving false information to pawn items; 106 days in jail. Jessica Maryea, possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia; failed to ap pear, warrant issued. Caleb Poturich, child neglect, possession of drug paraphernalia; 77 days in jail, two-year house arrest, probation, community service, drug and alcohol evaluation. Juan Shepperson, driv ing on a revoked license; 18-month probation, make license, community service. George Thick, posses sion of prescription drugs and paraphernalia, driv ing on a suspended or revoked license; 61 days in jail, 18-month probation, community service, make license. police, leaving accident scene; eight days in jail, bation, community service, drug and alcohol use evaluation. Lisa Peeler, VOP for fraud, unlawful use of credit card; 47 days in jail, probation, in-patient drug treatment. 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Danielle Farrell, pet ty theft, giving false name to law enforcement; 12-month probation, parenting and petty theft classes, Give Back to Baker (GBB) community service. Dennis Desue Jr., contributing to the delinquency of a minor; four days in jail, six-month probation, parenting class, GBB. Brandon Fowler, no valid drivers license, petty theft; 180 days in jail. Kyle Horne, reckless driving; court costs. Samantha Hunter, pet ty theft; six-month probation, petty theft class. Elante Jackson, driv ing on a suspended license (DWLS); two days on jail, 12-month probation, license class, obtain license. Daniel Kent, trespass, petty theft; failed to appear, warrant issued. Jeremy Miller, DWLS, possession of drug paraphernalia; one-year probation, attend group addiction meetings, GBB, $500 Mikey Williams II, resisting arrest, trespass; charges dropped. Juan Young, petty theft, marijuana posses sion; charge dropped.JON SHUMAKEA woman who was caught shoplifting from Walmart early on June 19 led police to a vehicle that was reported stolen out of Jacksonville, inside of which was a sleeping man eventually arrested for possession of drug equipment. Both Kelsey Connor, 26, and Justin Spillis, 29, were taken into custody on two counts of dealing in stolen property after police learned the 2006 Hyundai and the attached license plate were both stolen. Ms. Connor of Glen St. Mary, according to court records, uty John Murphy and tried to point a can of pepper spray at him and Sgt. Ben Anderson. Deputy Murphy found Ms. Connor exiting the store at a quick pace with Walmart employees pointing at her. She ignored his commands to stop and ran behind the Hyundai, and the deputy heard several items being dropped, which he later noted included headphones and a lighter. She then ran across the parking lot and refused multiple commands, including numerous orders to get on the ground. Deputy Murphy noted he saw a canister in her right hand, and she began pulling away from him after he grabbed her right arm. Deputy Murphy eventually took Ms. Connor to the ground She tried to get back up when Sgt. Anderson arrived on per spray after trying to point it at them, at which point the Walmart employee Willie James told police Ms. Connor had earlier entered the store wearing a black shirt and ball toys, which totaled more than $2000 in value. She abandoned the cart and left the store, but returned wearing a different shirt. Mr. James said he saw Ms. Connor attempting to leave with a lighter, but she walked back toward the aisle after he noticed her. He then went outside to call police and saw Ms. Connor quickly leaving the store while concealing items under her shirt after he returned inside, Deputy Murphy said. Ms. Connor ignored several of the employees commands to stop and pointed the canister at him while threatening to use it, Mr. James told the deputy. Deputy Murphy found Mr. Spillis, who has a Jacksonville address according to court records, asleep in the front passhirt and ball cap in the backseat. A check revealed the stolen status of the license plate and vehicle and the owner of the plate retrieved it at the scene. During an inventory search, police found two pieces of tin foil with burn marks on the passenger side of the vehicle. A spoon, glass tube with burn marks inside of it and a cut down straw were also found. All are drug paraphernalia. Ms. Connor was also arrested on three misdemeanor counts of larceny and single counts of shoplifting and possession of drug equipment stemming from the incident, which began shortly after midnight, according to police. that she purchased the vehicle the afternoon of June 17 near the Tractor Supply in Macclenny. She said she purchased the vehicle for $1200, but did not receive a title for it. Dispositions from the June 20 sessionShopliing case leads to discovery of stolen vehicle Sanderson church giveawayThe Sanderson Christian Revival Center will hold its monthly giveaway of clothing, shoes, toys, baby items, household goods and furniture on Saturday, June 30 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The church is located at 14302 Sapp Rd., 5 miles south of I-10 on the corner of County Road 229 and Sapp Road in Glen St. Mary. For more information call Marvin Griffis at 386-431-1438.July 4th galaA patriotic celebration will be held from 10 a.m.2 p.m. on July 4 in the family life building at the First Baptist Church of St. George, GA on Highway 121. Bro. Grady Allbritton, pastor of the St. George Church of God, will be the guest speaker. The event includes games for children, local talent singing and a hot dog and ham24-hour RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE : 904.721.7273 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon. Sat. @ 8 pm 8981 S. 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ursday, June 28, 2018 T B C P Page 7JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe Press nature columnist Jerry Walls brought a handful of his reptilian friends to the Maxville li brary Monday morning to teach youths about the scaly, amphibious and cold-blooded creatures. Some of the adults in the room made sure they were close to the door in case one the animals, which included a pine snake native to Florida, tortoise and a South American lizard called a Tegu, broke free. The children meanwhile were excited to touch and see the reptiles up close. If you see a snake or an alligator this summer what should you do? Mr. Walls asked the group. Run, answered one woman. Walk away slow ly, added one of the children. If you dont bother it, youre not going to get bit, right? he said. If you leave them alone, they will leave you alone ... Dont walk your dogs unleashed around a pond. Remember these animals have been here longer than we have. They are here for a reason. a rare white boa constrictor snake from southern California. Most snakes have pat terns that are brown or one if it was out in the wild would be readily observable by a predator. Its not protected well. The program, dubbed Scales and Tails, will continue in Duval County through July 20, including at the West branch July 20 at 3 p.m. and the Argyle branch July 17 at the same time, both on the west side of Jacksonville. Contact Mr. Walls at for further details. SEPTIC TANKS andDRAINFIELDS New Systems & Repairs Sump Pump Replacement Inspection LetterCFC056961FREE ESTIMATESCALL JOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBING904-259-4580 AUTO HOME LIFE BUSINESS1161 S. 6TH STREET ~ 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. PhD Graduate BRANDIS RUISE Brandis Ruise graduated on May 19, 2018 from the University of Rhode Island with a PhD in School Psychology. The 2004 graduate of Stanton College Preparatory School in Jacksonville also graduat ed from the University of Florida in 2008 with a Bachelors in Womens Studies and General Education and from American University in 2010 with a Masters in Per sonality/Social Psychology. She is the daughter of Marcus Ruise of Orlando and Bonnie Evans of Jacksonville and the granddaughter of Aray Ruise of Margaretta. 653-TILEOpen Monday-Friday 9-6 INTRODUCING Designers Choice Cabinetry from Morgan Hill Construction Tile, Stone, Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate & Granite Countertops 1458 South 6th St. | Macclenny Purchase these photos at Photos by Joel AddingtonJerry Walls lets children touch a tortoise at the Maxville library the morning of June 25.Close contact with reptile kindYouths react to seeing live reptiles at the library. A South American Tegu lizard.Seminar onindoor gardensEven the most serious gardeners can be driven indoors by the summer heat, but that shouldnt stop you from enjoying your hobby. for a seminar on gardening indoors on Friday, July 6 the Baker County ExtenMacclenny. The seminar includes classes that will cover the basics of houseplant care, easy-to-grow edible mir cogreens and composting with worms (vermiculture). Pre-registration required at $10 per person, and includes a take-home starter kit of microgreens (perfect for growing in a kitchen windowsill) and enough worms to start a worm farm for composting For more information, please call (904) 259-3520. To register, stop by the Extension Office or regdoor-summer-gardening. eventbrite.comUtility bill helpBaker County residents may be eligible to receive between $475-$600 assistance with summer electric bills depending on federal poverty guidelines, income and family size. To schedule an appointment call the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency at 259-4481 or 1-844-625-8776. WANT TO LEARN CPR & FIRST AID?The Baker County Health Department holds classes monthly.Call 259-6291 ext 5269 Send us letters and make sure they are signed with a phone number and city of residence. SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE!!!Did you know you can read the paper onlineOnly $25 a year! Call today for info259-2400T B C P CHECK IT


Page 8 T B C P ursday, June 28, 2018 It happens every time. In the past when Glen St. Mary and the City of Macclenny team up, past sewer and water being Exhibit One, the same thought presents itthere two municipalities separated by less than one mile? dont they consolidate? Granted, there are obstacles to overcome, principal among them convinc ing the 450 or so citizens of Glen St. Mary that its in their best interest to do so. Selling the 6600 souls currently inside Macclen ny boundaries likely present fewer obstacles but they, too, would need to be convinced their lot in life would not be negatively impacted by consolidation. Glen St. Marys decision protection obligation to the Macclenny department was sound. Since its residents will have to pay about an $80 per year assessment either way, it makes sense to come under the umbreldepartment that, over the past decade, has taken dramatic steps toward profes sionalism. The county recently resolved to move away from the traditional volunteer system that doesnt work cross-trained and salaried professionals. Its going to take a while to get there, so why wouldnt Glen St. protection level it might take years to achieve county-wide? As was the case with sewer and water, Macclen ny has something Glen St. Mary needs, and is willing to share for a price far less than Glen could anticipate. The town has taken on the construction burden with the help of grants and loans for its core water system. Ditto the sew er lines, and Macclenny saved the massive expense of building a treatment the cost dynamics of piggy the folly of having dupli cate services so close toSt. Mary well. The question then is Mary residents want to be in 10 years? How that question is answered is key to enticing them into joining forces with Macclenny. Many will view the certainty of hav ing to pay property taxes as reason enough to resist consolidation. That sells the idea short. Truth is, many Glen St. Mary residences get by without any county property tax obligation as it is. Further, average evaluation applied to Macclennys low property tax millage of 3.6 would result in equally small tax bills. The Town of Glen already has established sew er and water rates, so what theyd pay as Macclenny customers likely could be expected to be about the same. The citys garbage collection fees are quite reasonable, particularly in light of the convenience versus driving to the county collection sites to dump garbage. Road and other public property maintenance can be easily assumed by Macclennys current force. Glen St. Mary isnt exactly rolling in dough, particularly in light of last weeks decision to use low interest-bearing CDs to fund the towns portion of its north side sewer project. It wiped out the bulk of cash surplus. Demands on the town by state agencies and forces that cant be predicted over the next decade can be expected to increase, and they all cost money. Glen could easily be faced with the prospect of enacting property taxes in coming years (unlike, say, the unincorporated Sanderson) and should that come to pass consolidation would be the most feasible avenue after all. All this involves forward thinking, discarding traditional but largely meaningless clinging to the belief that Glen St. Mary has a separate identity and traditions that must be preserved at all cost. Selling consolidation as a prudent way to face the future of Baker Countys two most populated concentrations wont be easy. The best way to do so is to up until now with public tection. BAKER SOCIALIZING ImpressionsJim McGauley Glen-Macclenny consolidation is maybe step closerIts time for another edition of pointlessly bad decisions by the NFL. ported ruling against Kansas City nay-Tardif from adding M.D. to the nameplate on his jersey. Duvernay-Tardif graduated with a medical de gree from Montreals McGill University in late May after completing school of his NFL career. He be player to hold a medical degree, Dan Gartland wrote on, and the player expressed interest to add M.D. to his jersey in a February article in The Kansas City Star. Duvernay-Tardifs accomplishment should be something the NFL would want to celebrate. But to quote ESPN college analyst Andy Mailly-Pressoir of TVA Sports in Canada reported on June 20 that the NFL denied Duvernay-Tardifs request. The decision has been widely criticized to let Dunarvy-Tardif, a Quebec native, represent his status as a medical doctor. By adding just two simple letters, the NFL would be able to promote a player who worked hard toward achieving his education. And in a league continuously on the wrong side of bad news, it could use any good publicity it can get. It would also be a constant visual re minder that could inspire youths, fans, athletes and maybe even other NFL players to work toward higher degrees. At the very least, he would serve as a role model for what hard work and dedication can earn someone. The league already allows name suffixes such as Jr., Sr., III, etc. Why not start honoring all players who earn higher degrees with similar recognitions on their uniforms? There would be nothing but positive impacts. Its not like Dunarvy-Tardif is changing his name Ocho Cinco. He worked hard for his degree, and he should be rightfully recognized for doing so. The Houston Rockets proposed in April to shift the start of NBA free agen cy to at least a week before the NBA draft, ESPNs Zach Lowe wrote Tuesday. The shift, which mirrors the order the NFL uses, makes sense. Mainly, teams would know where the associations biggest stars have landed. In the current format, free agents like LeBron James, Paul George and Chris Paul are still on the open market waiting for free agency to begin. With the draft already about a week in the rear view mirror, franchises were, in a sense, held hostage by the expiring contracts. If the Cleveland Cavaliers knew LeBtheir draft strategy would have likely NBA teams are currently drafting without knowing the full makeup of their roster. That is completely backward. It could have damaging longdraft decision based on a possible freeagent signing, but misses out on signing the available free agent. Minor League baseball gimmick Baseball and hot dogs traditionally go hand-in-hand. But not when the Eerie Seawolves, a Double-A of the De troit Tigers, unveiled their creation for dog with a cotton candy bun that was topped with Nerds. This might have been OK, albeit a bit much, had the hot dog itself also been some kind of candy. But no, it was an actual beef hot dog. Gross. And its not like I dont like adventur ous foods. I have eaten and drank many gross things, usually for (embarrassingly small amounts of) money. But this monstrosity goes beyond what even Ill Speaking of ballpark food, I cant wait to get back to the Baseball Grounds one-pound beef patty covered with pepper jack cheese served between two 8-inch pepperoni pizzas as buns. Now The Extra PointJon Shumake NFL should honor M.D. graduate CHECK IT 24-hour RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273


ursday, June 28, 2018 T B C P Page 9 523 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 MACCLENNY CHURCH OF CHRIST573 S. 5th St. 259-6059SUNDAY SERVICES Bible Study 9:45 am Fellowship 10:30 am Worship Services 11:00 amMinister Sam Kitching'A friendly church!' Quality service at an affordable price James M. Curry, F.D.I.C. Jack Blackburn, L.F.D.Direct Cremation: $895*Includes: Basic service of Funeral Director and staff, removal from place of death, refrigeration, crematory fee, alternative container and wooden urn.Memorial Service with Cremation: $1,995*Includes: Basic service of Funeral Director and staff, removal from place of death, refrigeration, alternative container, crematory fee, memorial service at funeral home (no viewing), basic memorial book package and wooden urn. (MondayFriday, evening services at no extra charge)Cremation Service with Viewing: $3,995*Includes: Basic service of Funeral Director and staff, removal from place of death, embalming, dressing and casketing, one night or same day visitation, rental casket, funeral service (funeral home or church), basic memorial package, crematory fee and wooden urn. (Monday-Friday, evening services at no extra charge)ECONOMY BURIAL: $4,995* honorariums, cemetery fees or paid obituaries.380 N. Lowder Street Macclenny259-2806www.blackburncurryfh.comShannon M. Curry, L.F.D. Pat Brannen, 72, dies on June 20 Patricia Pat or Nana Ann Brannen, 72, of Glen St. Mary died peacefully on June 20, 2018 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville of complications from pneumonia. Pat was born May 18, 1946 in Jacksonville to Roy and Emma Brown, was a cosmetologist for over 40 years before retirement and also a drug and alcohol counselor with a masters degree in psychology and seminary. She will always be remembered by her love of family, passion for the Lord, and her joy in being outside to take in nature or drop a line in the water for the next big catch (or sometimes not so big). Her big heart and truths would always make for a great time when getting together. Alongside her husband Steve, she raised their four daughters and extended family members, Robert and Jason Vires, as a close and loving family. When Pat and her daughters got together it was often said there was no de nying that bunch of attractive and strong women. Of course, nothing could get between Nana and her seven grandchildren as she was always their biggest supporter and friend. Mrs. Brannen was preceded in death by her parents, brother Lloyd Billy Brown and sister Betty Bea Blakeney. She is survived by her loving husband Stephen Nathaniel Brannen; daughters Sherrie (David Murray) Brannen Johnson, Lisa (Mike) Selby, Stephanie (John) Wingard and Misty Roper; grandchildren Cody Wingard, Taylor McDaniel, John Wayne McDaniel, III, Trevor Johnson, Mackenzie Wingard, Madison Johnson and Drew Roper; one great grandson; sev en nieces and four nephews; numerous other relatives and close friends. A celebration of Pats life will be held on Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m. at Faith Memorial Baptist Church in Jackson ville with pastors Brian Baker and Bob Anderson officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Raiford Road Church Celebrate Recovery at 9201 South State Road 121, Macclenny, FL 32063. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.Funeral at Cuyler for Mrs. FrankeBarbara Lorraine Franke, 76, of Cross City, Florida died on June 25, 2018 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Barbara was born in Columbus, Ohio on September 21, 1941 to the late Joseph R. Culp and Helen Louise Pierce Culp. After attending high school in Piqua, Ohio, Barbara married the love of her life, Larry M. Franke. children and enjoyed 37 happy years of marriage. Barbara was a devoted wife and loving mother who enjoyed taking care of her family and working as a dietary technician. She was employed at Northeast Florida State Hospital in Macclenny in the dietary department for many years. Barbara and Larry resided in Jacksonville and Macclenny several years, and more recently Barbara lived in Cross City and Ocala, FL. Barbaras main passion in life was her family, but she also enjoyed all crafts. She was an avid sewer who loved quilting, crocheting and making afghans. Later in life, Bar bara enjoyed adult coloring books and daily puzzles. Other than her loving husband, Mrs. Franke was prede ceased by daughter Kimberly Miller; half-brothers William, Robert and Ronald Anthony; son-in-law Darrell Nobles. She is survived by her loving children Desiree (George) Painter of Ocala, Sheila (Joe) Rolfer of St. Paul, MN, Brenda Nobles of Steinhatchee, FL and Larry (Sheila) Franke Jr. of Middleburg; half-sister Sheila Brown; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. A celebration of Barbaras life will be held on Thursday, June 28 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Cuyler with North Prong Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday an hour prior to the service at the church. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.Scott Henderson, ex-Wildcat coach Jacksonville died unexpectedly in his sleep on Saturday, June 23. A Jack sonville native, Scott graduated from Englewood High School in 1970. He earned a bachelors degree from the University of Florida and a masters degree from the University of North Florida. He taught at Baker County High School and for several years was the head varsity boys basketball coach. Mr. Henderson is survived by his wife Jane (Holbrook); sons David Henderson (Brandy) of Jacksonville and Carter Henderson (Lindsey) of Seattle, WA; grandchildren Tallulah, Theo and Jack; sisters Kathy Henderson and Holly (Bill) Pickens. The funeral service for Mr. Henderson was held at 11 a.m. on June 27 at Lakewood United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. The family suggests a donation to Florida United Methodist Childrens Home, 51 Main St., Enterprise, FL 32725. Hardage Giddens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.Funeral this Friday for Anita RoweAnita Gail Rowe, 55, of Glen St. Mary died on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 after an extended illness. Ms. Rowe was born in Jacksonville on December 27, 1962 to the late Mr. Lacy and Betty (Willis) Anderson. Ms. Anita was a lifelong resident of Baker County and often attended Road to Calvary Church in Glen St. Mary. She worked in the retail industry for many years and most notably as a store clerk at Walmart. In her free time, Ms. Rowe enjoyed reading and watching movies, as well keeping up with friends and family on Facebook. She enjoyed living a private and quiet life. For several years, Ms. Anita was an active member of the Baker County Historical Society. She also had a love for cats and had several over the years that she adored. She will be remembered for her quirky sense of humor. Ms. Rowe is survived by her brother Mikell (JoAnna) Anderson of Glen St. Mary; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Debbie Bonomassa. A celebration of her life will be held Friday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Macclenny with Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements. Patricia Brannen Barbara Franke Anita Rowe Jerey Henderson 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. 24-hour RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE : 904.721.7273


ursday, June 28, 2018 T B C P Page 10 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 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 REGISTRATION OF FICTITIOUS NAMES I the undersigned, being duly sworn, do hereby declare under oath that the names of all persons interested in the business or profession carried on under the name of Southern Kitchens, Bath and Custom Cabinetry, LLC whose principle place of business is: 773 Fox Run Cir cle, Macclenny, FL 32063 and the extent of the interest of each is as follows: NAME EXTENT OF INTEREST John Morgan Canaday, Sr. 90% Misty Lynn Canaday 10% John Morgan Canaday, Sr. Signature Misty Lynn Canaday Signature STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF BAKER Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st day of June 2018. Stacie D. Harvey Clerk of Courts Baker County, Florida By: Julie B. Combs As Deputy Clerk 6/28p PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given: Kevin P Wilson Last known address of: 6480 Keith Grifs Circle Macclenny, FL 32063 You are hereby notied that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Macclenny, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. If further assistance is needed, contact the Supervisor of Elections at the below listed address or call 904-259-6339. Nita D. Crawford Baker County Supervisor of Elections P.O. BOX 505 Macclenny, Florida, 32063 6/28c LEGAL NOTICES Photos by Joel AddingtonVolunteers, faculty spruce up Keller campus last weekTeachers, faculty and volunteers started sprucing up the Keller Intermediate School campus last week. Its the oldest campus in the county and needs the work planned this summer and more, said guidance counselor Whitney Hall (above left with teacher Bridget Taylor) in between painting sessions using the school color purple. She said some 40 helpers showed up for the rst day of work June 21, which continued the following day. Beyond fresh paint for the walkway railings and paw prints on the sidewalks, volunteers with the Youth Power club helped paint the restrooms with inspirational messages, a project completed at the high school last summer. Ms. Hall said the painting was part of the rst phase of the eort with more work to come later this summer. More volunteers are sought for next work day scheduled for July 12. Local businesses, including Burnham Construction, Walmart, Winn-Dixie, Ace Hardware and E&Ms Cupcakery, have donated or discounted the supplies as well as food, water and cash. Above, aspiring messages painted in the boys bathroom. At left, instructional coach Rachel West and teacher Ashley Waddell re paint the wooden school house display at the campus entrance. Youth Power volunteers during their lunch break. THE BAKER COUNT Y PRESS Submission Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM Quali-Built Homes, Inc. Locally owned and operatedDon Burnsed 904-408-1392 Joe Muncy 904-631-0720 Custom Homes Remodels RoofsCBC 1254669 CCC 1328486 (Licensed & Insured) Metal, Shingle & Flat Roofs 1183 South 6th St.MACCLENNY904-397-0111 Mon-Sat 9 am 7 pm WE BUY GOLD. We love to hear from our readersEmail your letters or comments to or go to


ursday, June 28, 2018 T B C P Page 11 Treadmills/Bikes EFX machines Climbers/Rowers Free weights Precor selectorized machines Group Classes Supplements Personal training788 S. 6th St. | Macclenny | 904-397-0370 | Staffed: M-F 8-8, Sat. 9-1 NEW MACHINESWE HAVE ALL NEW CARDIO MACHINESSTEPPERS, TREADMILLS, BIKES & MORE!! Drop in to a group class for only $5 per class-Schedule available on our Facebook pageJuly Deals!!FIRST MONTH FREEwith 1 year membershipKey and enrollment due at sign-up JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comBaker Countys 8-10 allstar baseball team fought off elimination with three straight wins to advance to the championship series of the District 11 tournament in Callahan. But the teams tourna ment run ended on June 23 with a heartbreaking loss to the same team that knocked it into the elimination bracket earlier in the week. Navy Ortega Leagues Jude McDonald hit a plated Dan Exline, which broke a 6-all tie and ultimately lifted NOL to a 7-6 victory for the district title. Baker County had runin the bottom of the inning, but McDonalds third strike The local squad twice erased deficits of two and three runs to tie the game After Baker County scored two runs on errors during Madden Williams third-inning at bat to tie the game at 3-all, NOL reopened 6-3 advantage in the top of the fourth inning. The boys son Morans RBI single and Garret Davis scoring on a of the fourth. In the top of the fifth, Hudson Hodges tied the Davis. Jack Rauch went 2 for 4 and Johnny Burnham added a double. Parker Rodgers pitched 3 run and seven hits allowed and two strikeouts. Hodges innings with one earned run and three hits. The loss ended the teams streak of three wins in as many days in the elimination bracket. The boys held blew out Callahan 13-3 on June 21 and rolled 11-2 over San Mateo on June 22. Burnham went 3 for 3 with two doubles and four RBIs in Baker Countys four-inning run-rule win over Callahan. Cale Starling went 2 for 2 with a tworun single, and Hodges had a single, double and three RBIs. Hudson Register scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the first inning, which gave Baker County an early 3-2 lead. The team added one run in the second before exploding with a fourfourth inning, which ended with Burnhams RBI single. In other District 11 tournaments featuring Baker The Major baseball squad fell 8-2 to Navy Ortega League on June 23 in its opening game in the tournament at Highlands. NOL scored six runs in the top of the sixth inning to break the 2-all tie and take the commanding lead. two-run homer and two errors resulted in NOLs six runs. Baker County jumped out to an early lead with a tworun single in the top of the to equalize the scoreboard and fourth-inning error. Baker County was scheduled to play Callahan in an elimination game on June 26. The winner advanced to June 27, when it was set to play the loser of the game between San Mateo and Highlands. First pitch for Wednesdays game was scheduled for 8 p.m. The 9-11 softball teams tournament run in St. Augustine ended on June 19 with a 7-6 loss to Yulee. Johnny Burnham Madden WilliamsPurchase these photos at Photos by Jon ShumakeGarret Davis tries to beat the throw to rst in Baker Countys 8-10 all-star baseball teams 13-3 win over Callahan.All-stars fall in nal inningLose in title seriesJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comAbout 30 youths spread Knabb Sports Complex took part in the annual Big Cat Academy Baseball Camp held June 25-26. BCHS Wildcat head coach Jarrell Rodgers and numerous Wildcat players taught the campers, who were divided into three age groups, about the fundamentals of the sports and the high schools program. The first day started with defense before shifting to offense, and the participants also learned about base running via a relay race around the bases. After pizza for lunch, the campers would also play games or take batting practice, coach Rodgers said. Well break it down to where the kids will understand and have fun at the same time, coach Rodgers said Monday. ... We had a good turnout especially for not hav ing anybody [pre-register], he added. ... Im happy with the outcome weve got and the support we get from the community. Baker County players Kyler Holton, Michael Davis, Caleb Combs, Lane Dinkins, Joel Satterwhite and recently graduated Clayt Smith led the drills during the opening day. Coach Rodgers said more players expressed inter est to help during the second day. The coach said he is happy to have players willing to volunteer their time during the summer to helping the youths, and the young players enjoy learning from the high school athletes. Weve been blessed with the guys we have in our program to come out and work with the kids. They do a good job working with all making it fun for the kids, coach Rodgers said. I think the kids like having the high schoolers work with them versus someone like me, he continued. I try to go around and put my 2 cents in and work with some kids and see whats going on, but the kids really relate really well to the high school guys. Purchase these photos at Photos by Jon ShumakeBraxley Craven begins his leg of a relay race from second base as other campers cheer him on.Braylen McCullough hits the ball.30 youths attend Big Cat Academy Photo courtesy of Heather HamiltonMudCats win goldThe MudCats 8U wheel pitch baseball team posted a perfect 3-0 record on June 23 en route to capturing the rst-place gold rings at the Top Gun tournament in Brunswick, GA. The rst-place out ing marked the second time in eight tournaments the rst-year team has won the gold rings, Heather Hamilton explained in an email on June 26. The MudCats, comprised of 6-8 year olds, have also claimed two silver rings, she noted. Pictured (l-r) in the front row: Bowden Davis, Hudson Johnson, Mason Hamilton, Staiton Yar borough and Sullivan Rhoden. Middle row: Max Rhoden, Hampton Yarborough, Jake Lee, Judson Wilford and Holden Hall. Back row: Assistant coach Rile Yarborough, head coach Kyle Davis and assistant coach Matt Hamilton.


Page 12 T B C P ursday, June 28, 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. Derek Harvey, 904-509-6720,904259-5828. 5/31-7/5p Ford diesel tractor, automatic transmission, serviced and ready for work, $4295. Harley Davidson Road King Classic, like new, $7995. Call 904-259-2393. 6/28p Sawmills from only $4397. Make and save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock and ready to ship. Free info/dvd: 1-800-567-0404 Ext. 300N. 6/28p Live and online public auction. By order of the bank, 1 day auction, everything must go! Saturday, July 7th at 10:00 am. Decor Once More Furniture Store, 6758 North Military Trail #206, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Huge selection of modern, vintage, and designer high-end pre-owned home furniture, decor, and accessories. Store is 15,000 sq. ft. with so many pieces to choose form including living room furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room furniture and artwork, collectibles, sculptures, and so much more. Catalog and photos available at Preview: Morning of sale, 8:30 am 10:00 am. 15% 18% BP. To register: $100 refundable cash deposit and valid drivers license. (800) 840-BIDS, info@moeckerauctions. com, AB-1098, AU-3219, Eric Rubin. 6/28p MISCELLANEOUS Large Palm Tree, free to good home. Come dig up and take it. 904-333-5551. 6/28-7/5p Alterations: basic hemming, zipper repair, and basic alterations, next day service on some items. Marva Williams, 904-868-8604, 904-2752770. 5/17-11/8p Lung cancer? And Age 60+? You and your family may be entitled to signicant cash award. Call 855259-0557 for more information. No risk. No money out of pocket. 6/28p We install 6 seamless gutters, pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Alcoholics Anonymous meetings Monday Saturday at 8 pm. Call Wanda at 904-994-7750. AUTOMOBILES 2014 Leprechaun 319DS Class C by Coachmen, 32 foot, 2 slides, low miles, many extras, $70,000. Call for details, 904-536-1844. 6/21-7/12p 2015 Nissan Frontier, crew cab, 38,000 miles, excellent condition, buyer must nance, currently nanced with Vystar. 904-304-1368. 6/28p ANIMALS Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. Call 259-6786. 11/20tfc We pick up unwanted animals for free: horses, goats, and cows. Livestock transport services available, reasonable. 904-222-5054. 6/28-7/19p HELP WANTED Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classied advertising on subjects like work-at-home, weight loss products, health products. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no re sponsibility as to the truthfulness of claims. Respondents should use caution and common sense before sending any money or making other commitments based on statements and/or promises; demand specics in writing. You can also call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot fraudulent solic itations. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Baker County Press Lube/Maintenance Tech needed, must have a valid drivers license, apply at Sixth Street Automotive,, 821 South 6th Street, Macclenny. 904-259-9946. 6/28-7/5p Heavy Equipment Operator Trainer/Research Technician: The Baker County Board of County Commissioners will be accepting applications until 3:30pm, July 12, 2018 for the position of Heavy Equipment Operator Trainer/Research Technician. Considerable knowledge in the safe/efcient operation of general heavy road construction equipment and the ability to train others in the operation of this equipment. This person will also be required to assist in researching information for various road projects and compiling infor mation for various reports. Must be able to carry out written and oral instructions. Minimum requirements: 5 years experience in the safe operation of heavy equipment. At least 5 years veriable experience operating a motor grader. Must be able to perform routine inspections along with preventative maintenance on assigned equipment. High school diploma or GED and a valid State of Florida Class B CDL. Past experience with FEMA reporting a plus. Only qualied applicants need to apply. References are required. This is a part time position, working 28 hours weekly. Salary for this position is $15 hourly/$21,840 annually, plus some benets. Applications and job description may be obtained from the Baker County Human Resources Ofce at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Flor ida, 32063 or online at Baker County is a drug free workplace and an EEO employer. 6/28-7/5c Okefenoke Rural Electric Membership Corporation is now accepting applications for the following positions: (1) Crew Leader (Lineman) Hilliard Ofce, (1) Crew Leader (Lineman) Kingsland Ofce. Applications can be printed out from the website ( or picked up at any of our ofces Monday Friday, 8 A.M. 5 P.M. Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 13th, at 5 P.M. at any of our ofces or emailed to customer. (The Co-op Reserves the Right to Cancel Any and All Bids). Okefenoke REMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Drug Free Workplace. 6/28-7/5c S. Sanchez Harvesting, Inc. is seeking 20 people to temporar ily harvest fruit and vegetable in Colquitt and Cook Counties, GA 05/21/2018 to 07/05/2018. Piece rates may be offered depending on crop activity, but $10.95 an hour is guaranteed. of contract guar anteed. Work tools, supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to the worker. Free housing, for those that cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided or paid by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract. All applicants will have to complete an interview before employment is granted. For more information contact your local career center or Salvador Sanchez, Jr. @ (239) 322-8781 and mention job number GA2282871043. 6/28p Sunstate Harvesters, Inc. is seeking 120 people to temporarily har vest watermelons in South Georgia 06/10/2018 to 07/15/2018. Piece rates may be offered depending on crop activity, but $10.95 an hour is guaranteed. of contract guar anteed. Work tools, supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to the worker. Free housing, for those that cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided or paid by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract. All applicants will have to complete an interview before employment is granted. 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ursday, June 28, 2018 T B C P Page 13be charged, Mr. Roe, an expert in city, county and local government law, said at the outset of last weeks discussion. He then proceeded to ex plain various options for changing the fire assessment rate structure from a flat $30.50 annual fee per dwelling unit, which residents have been paying since the fee was enacted in 1987, to a gradually increasing annual fee through 2023. The recommended residential rate for 2018-19 is $80 to provide enough revenue to buy several new vehicles, help fund a new fire station in Sanderson and hire the departments first two fully certified rank and file firefighters to work with the only professional on staff, Fire Chief Steven Marfongella. The rate could rise to $81.08 the following year, jump nearly 28 percent to $103.67 in 2020-21 to fund the hiring of two ad ditional professional firefighters, then drop down to more moderate increases of $105.34 in fiscal year 2022 and $107.05 in 2023. The rates would be the same for mobile homes and for conventional single-family homes, as well as each rental property unit. With a base rate of $80, the owner of a four-unit multifamily building would pay $320 in annual fire assessments and the owner of a 10-unit mobile home park would pay $800. Non-residential property owners are the ones likely to be hit with much sharper increases because the old rates were based on square foot $58 (up to 4999 square feet); $113 (5000-14,999 square feet); $278 (15,000-49,999); $443 (50,000-59,999); $663 (60,000-79,999); and $1103 (80,000-plus). Under the proposed structure, non-residential buildings would still be rat ed by square footage but the number of tiers would increase to 12, with fewer properties in each tier paying higher assessments than in the past. The proposed non-residential rates could be in creased from $170 for buildings up to 1000 square feet all the way up to $13,600 for structures containing 80,000 square feet or more, of which there are six in the county, according to consultants. Noting that rates could soar from $1103 for buildings in the top tier to $13,600, Commissioner James Croft said that would be a pretty strong jolt and could have a negative impact on existing businesses, as well as deterring new de velopments. That wasnt Commissioner Crofts only concern, either. He and other board members, who had been under the impression that fire assessments would produce sufficient revenue to cover all future fire department expenses, were surprised to learn that the countys gen eral fund may have to subsidize the department even if 100 percent of the assessment increases are implemented. Because of all the optional exemptions and discounts the shortfall in assessment revenue would be around $81,000. The general fund would have to pick up the burden of that cost, said consultant Peter Napoli with Stantec Inc., which performed the calculations and analysis on the countys fire assessment structure. Im a little concerned; I didnt realize that, said Commissioner Croft. I guess I assumed that the special assessment was going to cover the cost of fire. Now weve got to come up with $81,000 from the general fund. Certain exemptions are mandatory, including those for government buildings and vacant agricultural properties. Others are optional, such as for churches and other houses of worship, tax-exempt nonprofits and charitable organizations that have historically been exempted by the county from paying fire assessments. Also, the county has always granted discounts to seniors, those with certain disabilities, hunt camps and indigent families. Commissioners said last week they intend to continue with the same exemptions and discounts. The proposed fees are based on calls for service methodology, which basically means the rates are based on where the calls for fire service originate. The general idea, Mr. Roe said, is that if 60 per cent of the calls went to residential properties, then the residential class will bear 60 percent of the assessment burden and the remaining 40 percent will be covered by the non-residential properties. Based on call incident data over a three year period from January, 2015 to De cember, 2017, 72.4 percent of all fire or first responder calls came from residences and 27.6 percent came from non-residential properties. This method has been tested in the Florida court system and upheld, Mr. Roe said. It allocates the cost of fire services among these two distinct property classes residential and non-residential. The new assessment structure did not include the Town of Glen St. Mary, which is trying to negotiate an agreement to receive fire and rescue services from the Macclenny Fire-Rescue Department. The town council officially voted to opt out of the assessment program the same night as last weeks county commission meeting. In other business last Approved a contract with Susan Fraser, a professional land planning and development consultant in Jacksonville who was hired as acting director of the com munity development department on July 18. The position has been vacant since former director Chris Milton resigned to take a job in the private sector on April 20. Ms. Fraser, president of SLF Consulting for 15 years and former county planner in Clay County for 10 years, will assist the county in the processing of planning and zoning applications, subdivision development plans and other related duties until a permanent replacement is found. She will work two eighthour days per week at a rate of $100 an hour and also will attend monthly Land Planning Agency meetings, as well as any zoning hearings before the county commis sion. I really look forward to working with you, she told the board. This is my third day today and I find that everything is where I need to find it and Im having a great time with your staff. Theyre very helpful. I hope I can just point you in the right directions and keep things moving in the planning and zoning process until you find a permanent solution to your va cancy. Well, you come highly recommended by someone we trust a lot, said Com missioner Jimmy Anderson, sparking laughter among commissioners who knew he was referring to county attorney Rich Komando, whose law partners in Clay County were well acquainted with Ms. Fraser during her stint as county planner there and vouched for her. So, if it dont work out we know who to go to, he added jokingly. On a more serious note, Commissioner Anderson told Ms. Fraser that employees in the building department have complimented you very well and they think youre going to be working great with us. She replied that she would give percent effort to her new job, which will include giving the county the benefit of her years of experience helping Clay County through years of rapid growth and development. Approved a request to add a new part-time position for an experienced heavy equipment operator to train county road department employees and perform other duties as well to help keep up with a growing demand for road maintenance work. Road superintendent Robert Fletcher told com missioners he would like to fill the 28-hour weekly position for a Heavy Equipment Technician as soon as possible at a starting salary of $21,840 annually at $15 an hour. Were having a heck of a time trying to hire heavy equipment operators, Mr. Fletcher said, adding the fiscal impact for the remaining budget year would be about $6000 for salary and bene fits, which is available in the current budget. In addition to training existing personnel primarily as motor grader operators the new person will also assist in the office and in the field doing Federal Emergency Management Agency reporting, conducting daily safety and maintenance inspections and other administrative duties that may be required. 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ursday, June 28, 2018 T B C P Page 14JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR cheerleading or art during the day-long camp at the church on Fifth Street. The athletic camps taught the participants about the sport and allowed them to play games, while those in the art program made clay sculptures and painted. We just felt like this was a little out of the box. Weve always done something themed, but this would have a lot more options, said Pastor Joshua Potts, who added the church usually holds a three-day Vacation Bible School. ... Some leading and the arts as well. It appeals to everybody. He said the churchs new youth directors, including Lisa Milton, formerly of the YMCA, chose the curriculum. Church members volunteered as coaches and led their groups in several short huddle sessions during the camp. Six rallies held inside the main sanctuary were also interspersed throughout the day and taught campers about teamwork, Je sus and the Gospel. One rally, which took place about midday, focused on Je sus 12 disciples. The rally was highlighted by 12 people lifting and carrying a blanket on which three people sat, signifying the way the 12 disciples worked together to spread the word of God. The whole thing about this is teaching about team ... and being on Gods team and encouraging kids, the pastor explained. You cant walk through life alone. You need other people in your life. Its a really good wholesome concept. At the core is Christ and the Bible and the Gospel. They seem to put those together real well. Theyre woven real good. Mr. Potts said the church could continue sports-themed camps in the future. we kind of get the kinks worked out and all that, he said. I think we would continue it and possibly do maybe like a three-day camp next year. Maybe not such a long day. We think it will work real well.JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comDozens of youth football players turned out on June ations sessions for the Baker County AYF Youth Football and Cheer Association. Founder Mark Broughton said on June 25 that 92 football players and 52 cheerleaders have signed up for the third-year program, which has seen both regional and national success The program had three football teams win conference championships in 2017 and sent a cheerleading squad to the national stage for the second straight year. The player evaluation was the first step toward continuing that success in 2018. Additional evaluation days are scheduled for June 30 and July 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mud Lake Road The players were tested on their speed, agility and during the evaluations. The players were timed in the speed and agility tle run and turn and burn, which began with players backpedaling before turning to sprint for the second grades during the football during which players shufbefore tackling a dummy, and block and push. Mr. Broughton said the program plans to keep 22 players on both the 8-and-under and 10U teams and 24 players on the 12U squad. He said about 20 players have signed up for the 6U team, and the program will keep all of the players. He said the ultimate goal is to get to a point where the program will not have to cut players, and it will take building the program from the younger age groups to reach that point. The coaches, all of whom are returning from last year, are required to teach the players from a syllabus that builds football skills from an early age. The 6U team learns about proper blocking and tackling techniques and Coaches are also required Seahawks safety tackling drill, and head coaches must complete a nine-hour online course. One coach must also You really got to earn it in, Mr. Broughton said. The Mud Lake Road practice field also hosts a free speed camp led by Almon Gunter every Thursday. The camps are open to boys and girls ages 5-17 and run from 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 Purchase these photos at Photos by Jon ShumakeTanner Combs pushes the tackling dummy for the block and push drill during Saturdays evaluations.Peyton Jones turns around to complete the turn and burn drill.Evaluations start for youth Wildcats Sports camp is a new take on VBS JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comJared Crews pitched lowing an earned run on June 23, and his Fayetteville SwampDogs snapped a four-game losing streak with a 14-8 win over the Holly Springs Salamanders. He threw one strike out and allowed four hits and two unearned runs. Crews allowed five earned runs in one inning on June 20 in his teams 15-5 loss to the visiting Salamanders. He had one strikeout and a walk with In a rematch of the 105th Grey Cup, linebacker Bear Woods Toronto Argonauts (0-2) were blown out 41-7 by the visiting Calgary Stampeders on June 23. Woods, 31, remains on Torontos six-game injured list while recovering from FORMER CATSCrews has two outingsAustin Gris (left) and Madison Scott mold clay. Payton ClevengerBAKER COUNTY BASSMASTERSOrange Lake June 1-2 James Cooper 28.36 pounds Cletus Gaskins 24.32 pounds Jody Anderson 23.70 pounds 2018 Anglers of the Johnny Key Morgan Ruis jumps for the layup.