JULY 13Movie in the park Coco 8:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Heritage Park Village, Lowder St. MacclennyThe Baker Prevention Coalitions Summer Movie Series at Heritage Park continues with Coco on July 13. Gates at 7 p.m. with the movie at 8:30 p.m. JULY 17 Congressman Lawsons sta visits 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Sta for U.S. Representative AL Lawson (FL-05) will host mobile oce hours every third Tuesday of the month, at the CareerSource NEFL Baker County Conference Room, 1184 South Sixth Street, Macclenny, FL 32063, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION ELECTIONS8 people charged in trio of ghtsPage 7 Third at statePage 13 AT AGLANCE THINGS TO DO MORE NEWS Sand court practice Page 12 Go vote ...bakercountypress.comHow should the county close its $700,000 budget decit?30% Raise Taxes26% Cut Services44% BothQuit Your Way classes See page 11 See page 2 PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON Illusionist, juggler entertains youthsIllusionist and juggler Todd Kay of Orlando worked his magic for 62 youths and 33 adults who crowded into the Womans Club Tuesday morning for an hour-long show. Please remember this magical thought ... always be yourself. Youre the best qualied person for that job, he told the children to close the show. The next program is July 17 at 10 a.m. See more photos from this weeks program on page 16. MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF After voting to increase yearly fire protection fees county-wide last week, tripling residential assessments and hitting businesses even harder over the next five years, coun ty commissioners sched uled a public hearing at the courthouse in anticipation of public backlash. Only one citizen objected to the proposed fee increase during the com mission meeting July 3 but many more people are expected to attend the public hearing at 7 p.m. on August 7 in Courtroom No. 1. Notices will be mailed out to all property owners notifying them of the public hearing so they can voice any concerns or objections, or offer supportive comments for what the county is attempting to accomplish in terms of improving fire protection services. Commissioners agreed to change the location for the hearing from the county administration building to the adjacent courthouse at the request of County Manager Kennie Downing, who said a large crowd is expected. Most of our re trucks are 27-plus years old. e problem is, prior boards have not been willing to take on this challenge ... We have to take some action.Commissioner James Bennett Business may see highest fee hikesSee page 2JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR email@example.comTheres only one Baker County race on the 2018 ballot two-term school board incumbent Charlie Artie Burcompany co-owner Jody Anderson, who ran against Mr. Burnett in 2014. The incumbent in the non-partisan race to be decided on August 28 is running on his record. He cited serving on the school board during the Great Recession and helping to reduce the number of school expulsions by easing so-called zero-toler ance discipline policies in certain instances. The thing Im proudest of is we managed to get through the recession ... Its not been easy but we avoided tricts had and we came up with small working hard during these lean times, said Mr. Burnett. He added that hes not in favor of zero-tolerance discipline policies that have become the norm in many districts. While he agrees there should be no tolerance for drugs or weapons on campus, expelling a student for possession of Tylenol is too extreme, he said. Ive never been a real big fan of those [policies]. There are always circumstances to be considered, said the incumbent. Mr. Anderson, 47, says he felt led to run for the school board once again because I want to be a voice for the children, parents and school faculty. he learned about the concerns Bak er County citizens had for the whole school system and hes trying hard er to visit with more residents now to obtain their feedback regarding any changes theyd like to see in the district. If elected Mr. Anderson said he wants to seek improvements in school safety and vocational programs. The standardized testing is one of my top concerns, he added. Mr. Anderson has been married for 21 years with one son, 17, three daughters, ages 28, 25 and 13; and four grandchildren. If Im elected I will work very hard for our school system, he said. The children are the future of Baker County. Mr. Burnett, 60, has worked 36-plus years with the Florida Department of Corrections and currently serves as a secretary at Union Correctional in Raiford. Hes been married for 32 years with two children a 27-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter soon to start ninth grade at Baker County High. Hes seeking re-election because I want to continue serving the community in a job I thoroughly enjoy and worked hard to learn. I want to use that Mr. Burnett isnt seeking any major changes to school district policy in his third term, but rather more funding from the state for a replacement school for Keller Intermediate, the countys oldest campus. We may need some tweaks here or there but we do know we need to rebuild and replace the oldest school in the district, he said. ... Well need to secure large grant funding to accom plish this. Its going to cost millions of dollars we dont have. He hopes that Baker County native Chuck Brannan, who seeking to re place termed-out District 10 Florida House Representative Elizabeth Porter (R-Lake City) in the state legislature, can help secure the funding. Similarly, in Mr. Burnetts view, the school districts biggest need today is more money. of the large ticket items here in the district. There are things weve patching Jody Anderson Charlie BurnettRepeat school board race for primaryCongressional, state house races on August ballotSee page 3 Voters seeking to register or change their current registration must do so by July 30 for the changes to be eective for the August 28 primary.
Page 2 T B C P ursday, July 12, 2018Board members agreed, especially since every home owner, rental property owner and owner of commercial or industrial properties will receive notification before the public hearing that their fire assessments could go up substantially. Well get a crowd, said Commissioner James Croft, echoing similar comments made by other board mem bers. As of last week, though, board members were in agreement that higher assessments are vital to the success of a plan presented by a special Baker County Fire-EMS Vision Committee months ago to modernize and upgrade the fire department, including the addition of paid firefighters for the first time and construction of new fire stations. Its time, said Commissioner Jimmy Anderson, adding that people are going to have to pay more to get the kind of fire protection everyone deserves. Ive been a commissioner for seven years and weve been counting every dime, nickel and penny, and our buildings have suffered, our equipment has suffered , he said. We have to make a decision, or let our fire department just totally implode and fall to pieces and let peoples houses burn down because we dont have a decent truck to run to you. After paying $30 a year the past three decades, homeowners could see assessments rise to $80 next year and continue rising through 2023 to $107.05, with the biggest single jump to $103.67 coming in the third year to fund additional firefighters in 2021. Meanwhile, owners of commercial/industrial properties face even stiffer rate changes, including those housing buildings 80,000 square feet or larger that could see a tenfold increase from $1100 a year to $13,600. Only one citizen in the audience objected to the pro posed assessment increase but said he realized it appeared to be a foregone conclusion. As soon as people get their tax bills and they re alize this, then youre going to really hear about it, said Vincent Rawls of Dupree Road near Woodlawn Road south of I-10. Im against this, said Mr. Rawls, adding that people need fire protection but the countys plan to raise assessments to fund an increase in the fire department budget from about $216,000 a year to $679,000 in the first year, alone, is unreasonable. I believe this is a bad idea to go this much, this fast, he said. Plus, he said he agreed with some commissioners that higher assessments could have a negative im pact on existing and future developments in Baker County. Commissioner James Bennett, for one, said he had received a number of calls from business owners concerned about the assessments going up and how it might impact them. We have said many times how important it is to try to get new businesses or industries here, he said. Any time we start assessing more its going to create additional challenges to get businesses here. The impact could be even worse for large businesses with huge facilities, Commissioner Bennett said, such as those whose assessments could suddenly jump to $13,600 next year and then jump again to $17,600 in 2021 to fund the hiring of additional firefighters under the proposed plan. And thats for an industry thats got jobs here, he said. That, to me, seems to be disproportionate to go to that drastic of a change, especially when we continually say we want to get new in dustry here. Actually, according to consultants who prepared the assessment report, the proposed fees will create a more equitable rate structure because small businesses have been paying a disproportionately high rate for years compared with much larger businesses. For example, the assessment on a commercial building 1000 square feet in size now is $58, or just over a nickel per foot, whereas buildings with a minimum size of 80,000 square feet only pay $1103, less than 2 cents per square foot. The rate increases are produced by changing the methodology for assessments of non-residential properties from a six-tier schedule to 20 separate categories 1,000 square feet to 80,000 square feet starting at 17 cents per square foot in the first three years, then jumping to 22 cents per square foot in years 20212023. Buildings larger than 80,000 square feet would still pay the maximum $13,600 next year, including the 800,000 square foot Walmart Distribution Center, because consultants said the cost to fight fires in buildings that size is not significantly different. Despite their stated concerns for how higher fire assessments might affect ex isting businesses, as well as future commercial and industrial developments in the county, commissioners were in unanimous agreement that the rates must produce greater revenue to fund new trucks and other equipment, stations and full-time firefighters. Heres the challenge were in, said Commissioner Bennett. Most of our fire trucks are 27-plus years old. The problem is, prior boards have not been willing to take on this challenge ... We have to take some action. We have stations in this county that dont have any volunteers, he said, because state standards required to become a firefighter, even a volunteer, are so extensive, rigorous and time-consuming that most former volunteers have quit. Mr. Rawls responded that he could see the commissions position on the issue but maintained his own position that the assessment proposal would impose too much of a burden on many retirees and other families living on limited incomes. You can only stretch a rubber band so far until it breaks, he told the board. Beyond 2023, the end of the first five years of fire department improvement plans, the county would have to have another fire assessment rate analysis per formed and go through the public notification and hearing process all over again in order to raise rates further.BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION 259-2525 7163 E. Mt. Vernon St. Glen Open Sun-Sat 5:30 am-2:30 pmSunday Special HAMBURGER CASSEROLE OR BEEF STEWplus 2 sidesOther sizes available DAILY SPECIAL8 PC. CHICKEN DINNERS with 2 sides and 4 biscuits or cornbread $ 1599 THINGS TO DObeginning July 17, 2018. Congressman Lawsons sta will be on hand to help with program updates from FEMA, the Small Business Administration, and other federal agencies. Future visits will take place on August 21 and October 16. July 21Back to School Fun Day School supply giveaway 9 a.m. noon A Day of Hope and Project Street Sweepers are hosting a Back to School Fun Day with activities, entertainment and a back pack and school supply giveaway on July 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at Heritage Park in Macclenny. The Baker Prevention Coalition is urging community partners to participate the day of and donate back packs and school supplies, said coalition director Lea Rhoden. Ms. Rhoden can be reached at (904) 237-4691 or lrhoden@ bakerprevention.org.July 28Backpack giveaway 10 a.m.Jonesville Park in Sanderson will host a backpack giveaway on Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m. Call Simone Stewart at ((04) 415-3556 for more information. 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Mrs. Rewis told the board the evening of July 3 that based on limited revenue projections so far, it appears as though anticipated expenditures in a tentative budget for 201819 are running $692,359 higher than available reve nues. She re ported that property taxes should generate about $6.37 million next year according to recent data from the property appraisers office re flecting a nearly 6 percent increase over last year if the current tax rate, otherwise known as ad valorem millage, remains unchanged at $7.29 for every $1000 of taxable valuation. The county has not yet received concrete non-ad valorem revenue projections from the Florida Department of Revenue, Department of Transportation, or anybody else for next year, Mrs. Rewis said, so she entered the same amount Baker County received last year $29,649,191. When the two revenue figures are added together they total $36,025,716 far short of the $36,718,075 in expenditures already tentatively approved by com missioners in recent budget meetings with department heads and constitutional officers. So, as you can see we are short $692,359 for our general revenue, Mrs. Rewis told commissioners. We can discuss millage rates (but) we dont have to. This is a tentative budget. In response to a question from Commissioner James Bennett, Ms. Rewis acknowledged that she presented the information for information purposes only, not expecting the board to make any decision immedi ately. So, it seems in a nut shell what youve said is in the current proposed budget that we have right now, with everything thats been presented to us, were overspending our revenue by almost $700,000, Commissioner Bennett said. Thats correct, Ms. Rewis said. And in order to proceed with the current proposed budget were going to have to pull another $700,000 out of general revenues in order to meet the current budget requests, Mr. Bennett added. If revenues are staying the same, that would be correct, Ms. Rewis responded, adding moments later that the board could utilize our (cash) reserves. Nobody on the board liked that idea. The countys reserve fund has plummeted over the past decade from around $14 million to just above $4 million currently the minimum balance set by the county commission. We have a reserve amount set at $4 million that we wont go below, Commissioner Bennett said, adding later that if reve nues dont come in higher, then were going to find ways to cut budgets so we dont go below $4 million (in reserves) because I am absolutely not going to be in support of raising ad valor em taxes. Furthermore, he said, a lot of things coming through in our budget requests this year are not absolutely essential and they might have to be reexamined in another all-day budget workshop, alluding to a marathon budget session reviewing all departmental spending requests that lasted about 11 hours on June 12. Commissioner James Croft also took a firm stand against any further erosion of cash reserves to fund county operations. Ill take it a step fur ther and say even if (additional) revenues do come in we might want to revisit this budget because we can spend all the revenue thats coming in and were not adding to those reserve funds, he said. We need to get it up over that $4 million and start building it up some, he said. Im not saying we need to get it back up to $12 million or $14 million, because that means were overtaxing people. But we need to get this up to around $6 million to stay comfortable, and were not going to do that by spending everything we get. As the discussion about the budget wound down Commissioner Bennett said he had been under the impression that we anticipated revenues would be higher and that the proposed budget would be balanced. That doesnt appear to be the case, he said. If we dont get updated information that shows weve got adequate revenues were going to need to take another bite of the apple and figure out which requests are critical and which ones can be delayed until we can fund them. Going back to the report she delivered regarding property valuations and tax es, Mrs. Rewis reminded the board that although $6.37 million is the projected income from property taxes next year thats based upon all property owners paying their tax bills, which never happens. For example, the current taxable value of all property in the county is $874,502,861, a $47,171,890 increase, or 5.7 percent, over last years valuation due to growth. But as of July 3, she said, the amount of unpaid property taxes still owed the county from last year was $374,773. So even though we had a good year it doesnt mean Im going to get a hundred percent of the revenues expected, Mrs. Rewis told the board. She expects to have better state revenue estimates at the commissions next meeting on July 17. We need to get it up over that $4 million and start building it up some ... and were not going to do that by spending everything we get.-Commissioner James Cro First Baptist ChurchOF MACCLENNYIt Feels Like Home372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave.Directions from I-10: Take Exit 335 N. Go 1.3 miles North on Hwy. 121 See steeple on left SUNDAY SERVICESSunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:00 pmWEDNESDAY SERVICESAdult Bible Groups 6:00 pm Awana for Children 6:00 pm Youth Group 6:00 pm Dr. Edsel M. 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State, federal and judicial races Mr. Brannan, a long-time sheriffs office investigator and cattleman who now serves as the local Repub lican Party chairman, has been racking up endorsements from the NRA, Fraternal Order of Police and other groups and elected ofHe is now in a primary race with Lake City businessman Marc Vann with Mr. Vann garnering the endorsement of Rep. Porter. The winner of the GOP primary will likely face the Democrat in the race Ronald W. Williams II of Lake City. Mr. Williams retired from active duty in the Marine Corps after 22 years and now works in substance abuse treatment in Alachua County. There are also two independents in the running: Fred S. Martin of McAlpin, FL and Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson of Fort White. The latter candidate running to improve the environment, particularly water resources. She owns a small canoe and kayaking business on the Sante Fe River. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native describes herself as a political moderate and Lutheran. County Democrats will be choosing between incum bent District 5 Congressman Al Lawson (D-Tallahassee) and former one-term Jacksonville mayor Alvin Brown (D-Jacksonville) in the August primary. The winner in that race will face-off with Virginia Fuller of West Inglis, FL. Local voters from both parties will vote for a circuit judgeship in August as well, deciding between David Robertson, Julie Waldman and Gloria Walker in the Eighth Circuit Group 8 race. All are from the Gainesville area. Mr. Robertson is currently employed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) as chief counsel tion he has held for the past 10 years. Hes also a major in the Florida Army National Guard. Ms. Waldman has more than two decades in private legal practice and currently works for the states Agency for Persons with Disabilities as the deputy center administrator at the agencys Developmental Disability Center in Gainesville. Ms. Walker started her legal career 16 years ago as a paralegal at Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc., which provides free civil legal services to the poor, elderly disabled and abused. She now serves as the organizations managing attorney and teaches at the University of Florida. Early voting runs August 18 to August 25. From page 1Says no help here to New RiverJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org ers unanimously rejected a proposal by burden for funding the countys limited recycling program on taxpayers. River Solid Waste Association which owns the facility in Raiford has historically arranged for recycling in the three member counties, Baker, Bradford and Union, as part of the overall solid waste programs in each county. Recycling firms typically havent charged the counties or the association for pickup of recyclable waste since those materials can be sold for companies that process old cardboard, for instance, into new cardboard. And should the other counties take a similar position as the Baker County Commission did on July 3, New River the program from its budget as the associations board of directors consists of two commissioners from each member county. The declaration by local commissioners comes after the association in May cut so-called host fees paid yearly to member counties from $220,000 to $100,000 due to budgetary constraints, while also extending a critical contract with its largest waste supplier, Alachua County, that will likely raise tipping fees for member counties from $24 to $28 per ton next year. ing on a major construction project to expand the facility and its storage capacity. Still, commissioners here said re cycling has always been the associations responsibility and that shouldnt change now, despite pleas from the Lake City-based recycling vendor that he cant continue providing free collection for cardboard, newsprint and cans, largely because the price of paper product recyclables has fallen dramatically in the last year. That, along with higher fuel and in surance costs, were cited by the owner of Reliable Recycling and Shredding, Ed Higgs, as the reason for charging $6000 annually to pick up recycling at a single county-designated collection site, or $12,600 a year to continue pick ing up the materials at the countys seven dump sites. Domestic prices for old corrugated containers (OCC) have fallen on aver age some 50 percent since March 2017, according to resource-recycling.com, due to China stopping imports of most OCC materials. The country now only imports the highest-quality and most valuable OCC materials. The result has been a glut of recyclable paper products in the U.S., leading to lower prices. Its got to a point now that Ed Higgs ... says he just cannot continue to do it at zero cost, explained commissioner James Croft, who along with commissioner Cathy Rhoden, represent Baker County on the New River board of directors. He has started charging commercial accounts to pick up from them and lost some ..., he continued before explaining that the New River board did not vote on the matter and rather it was pay for recycling. [Mr. Kent] says this needs to be the countys responsibility, said Mr. Croft. Abandoning the recycling program would also the cost the county as well because the materials would end up in tional tipping fees. Rebidding the service may not create savings, either. The market is so bad right now for the materials I can understand why hes wanting to charge, said Mr. Croft. His fellow commissioners also voiced opposition to any change. This is something set up in the beginning that New River would take care of the solid waste and take care of the recycling so Im not sure why they would want to shift that responsibility back to the county, said commissioner Jimmy Anderson. I think we should stand and say this is something you said you were going to do, and youre already cutting us $120,000 this year and now you want to add another ... Id be in favor of this board pushing back, concurred Com missioner James Bennett. Our expectation is they continue to honor the original commitment, con tinue to provide that recycling service, he said. Other members agreed and the matter will likely be discussed at the New River boards next scheduled meeting ford.2018: School board the sole contest ADD YOUR COMMUNITY CALENDAR EVENT ATbakercountypress.com
Page 4 T B C P ursday, July 12, 2018MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF In a last-ditch effort to help Baker Correctional Development Corporation (BCDC) secure a low-interest federal loan to pay off more than $30 million in high-interest bond debt and save some $2.7 million annually, the county commission last week essentially agreed to be a co-signer on the transaction. In a historic vote on July 3, commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution to partner with BCDC as a financial backer on the loan application with the USDAs Rural Development office, reversing a previous refusal to commit county funds to help BCDC meet its debt obligations. Actually, the commissions action was made on behalf of the Baker County Corrections Management Corporation (BCCMC), the new name of the nonprofit owner of the county jail and sheriffs office complex applying for the loan. County attorney Rich Komando said the countys pledge to provide financial backing for the repayment of the loan was made a condition of the loan application by USDA after months of back-and-forth negotiations. This is the product of our negotiations to try to let the federal government know that BCCMC is not on its own, Mr. Komando said, and that should there be a deficiency (in loan payments) the county will also, as a vested party, do our best to help them should we have funds available. County officials hope the resolution is a more persua sive commitment than a previous letter that was rejected by the USDA because it only stated the countys general support for BCDCs refinancing effort. This is a resolution that USDA is seeking for assurance of income from the county if they (BCCMC) end up in a position where theyre unable to pay prin cipal and interest for their debt payments, Mr. Ko mando explained, noting that the county would step up to the plate and pay with available funds at that time. The two-page resolution states that the county com mission recognizes the need for the (BCCMC) to acquire both the assets and liabilities of the BCDC in order to continue the operation and maintenance of the Facility (the 512-bed jail, the sheriffs office and emergency operations center). It further states that the county has paid nearly $31.7 million to BCDC to house county inmates and holds a future property interest in the facility, in that, after repayment of the debt own ership of the property will transfer to the county. BCDC currently funds the county jail with little or no operating cash reserve, which impedes its ability to pay vendors on time, leav ing the agency in arrears on hundreds of thousands of dollars for months at a time. The proposed loan reduces existing debt service payments by some $2.7 million annually, which could reduce the countys cost for housing local inmates as well. During last weeks discussion commissioners praised the county attorney for drafting a resolution that excludes property taxes as a potential revenue source for repayment of the loan and does not jeopardize any vital public services. The resolution simply states that if BCCMC is unable to make loan payments the county would provide funding, if necessary, from Legally Available Non-Ad Valorem Revenuesto supplement the payment deficiency. The term was defined as all revenues of the county derived from any source whatsoever, other than ad valorem taxation on real and personal property, which are legally available to make the paymentsbut only after provisions have been made by the county for payment of services and programs which are for essential public purposes affecting the health, welfare and safety of the inhabitants of the county, and general governmental obligations of the county or which are legally mandated by applicable law. Board members took turns expressing confidence in the current BCDC board, which was appointed last year after the original board was dissolved, beginning with Commissioner James Croft, one of the harshest critics of the original board. Weve tried to come up with a different operation and this board made some tough decisions about this project, Mr. Croft said. I believe this board stepped out on faith and got on solid ground to resolve the problem. He wasnt entirely comfortable with pledging the countys financial support, however, though he said it was necessary. I still dont want to take on that much debt; that part has not changed, he said. But, yet, I recognize this funding (USDA loan) is vital to the operation of that fa cility and that facility is vital to our community to have a place to house local inmates. Im comfortable with the wording thats been submitted and with conversations with Mr. KomandoSo, with that in mind I would move Resolution 2018-31 for approval. Following a second to the motion by Commissioner James Bennett, others expressed similar comments. Ive watched that board make some difficult decisionsand some of the decisions that our sheriff (Scotty Rhoden) has made with BCDC trying to get things under control, said Commissioner Jimmy Anderson, adding that under the leadership of the old BCDC board and former sheriff Joey Dobson, I dont believe it was under control. I think theyve done everything they can, physically and financially possible with the leadership we have out there now and with the wording our attorney has put here before this board I can support this. Id like to see this succeed for this community. If we had to go out there and build our own jail and staff it, if this (loan application) was to fail, I dont think we would be anywhere ahead of the costs to house our in mates than what we have now. Commissioner Cathy Rhoden said she, too, had confidence in the present BCDC board and Sheriff Rhoden to manage the jail operations. But she said obtaining the USDA loan is vital to their success. Commissioner James Bennett said when he ran for the county commission four years ago one of his main campaign promises was to address this issue with the BCDC and the facility we have out there, the manage ment and operations and the expenditures that was required of this county and how it was draining this county. To this boards credit I believe we have made significant strides and changed drastically the focus of how its being managed and how its moving forward, he said. Ideally, we wanted to stay completely insulated and isolated from it but we cant be completely insulated and isolated. They (BCDC) need our support. This is necessary for them to get to the next step and get the facility refinanced. Along with the resolution the commission attached two letters signed by board chairman Bobby Steele, one addressed to Joseph Mueller in USDAs Rural Development office in Gainesville and the other to Kenda Robison in the agencys Lake City office, seeking their support for the loan application. In the letter to Ms. Robison, Commissioner Steele explained how the coun tys cash reserves had nearly been depleted, dropping from $16 million to $4 million since the jail opened in 2007, with all extra funding going to jail fees and inmate medical fees. Were a small county with an operating budget of just over $31 million and using our reserves for only one purpose (the jail) has resulted in not being able to fund other vitally needed functions, such as our volunteer fire department, Commissioner Steele wrote. After explaining the coun tys plan to modernize and upgrade the fire department with new equipment, fire stations and paid firefighters in the years ahead, the chairman ended the letter with a final plea: It is the countys hope that the BCCMCs acquisition of the jails debt (refinancing) could free up money in the countys budget; hence redirecting financial priorities from the jail to the Fire Department. We really need this acquisition to be approved for the future safety of our citizens, their homes and businesses within Baker County.BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS TO FUND FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES AND FACILITIESBaker County, Florida (the County) imposes non-ad valorem special assess ments each year to fund the services and facilities in the unit established by Section 36-22 of the Baker County Code (the MSBU) and the Town of Glen St. Mary. The City of Macclenny is not assessment. The Board of County Commissioners of Baker County, Florida (the Board) is now in the process of adopting assessment rates for the Countys Notice is hereby given that the Board will conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of an Annual Rate Resolution related to the provision and funding of ments by the Baker County Tax Collector pursuant to the tax bill collection an annual assessment that will continue from year to year. The hearing will The assessments will fund a portion of the costs incurred each year in provid of Glen St. Mary. The assessment for each parcel of property will be based tection services and facilities are allocated among developed property accord assessments will be imposed against residential property on a per dwelling other property based on the square footage of all structures located on each unless the County provides notice of its intent to consider the rate increase and conducts a public hearing before approving the increase. the method of computing the assessment for each parcel of property are set matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to en sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings MSBU coverage depicted in black. Macclenny) areas depicted in white. The Members VOICEAttention: OREMC Members-OwnersBALLOTS have been mailed to Elect Your Board of DirectorsPlease Vote and RE-ELECTTONY HAMThe Members VOICEIt has been my lifes work serving the public; as a banker, as Brantley County Clerk of Superior Court and as a Director on the OREMC Board. I am in my 24th year as an OREMC Director. I have the necessary experience and knowledge to represent YOU, the members, in todays environment as a Board Certi ed Director. I hold a Board Leadership Certi cate and have 18 years serving on statewide electric boards expanding my knowledge of the business. I know the importance of putting your interest rst, striving to keep rates as low and competitive as possible. With your vote and support I can continue to provide honest, knowledgeable, caring, dependable service! Please Vote and RE-ELECT The Members VOICE County to partner with BCDC on loan is is the product of our negotiations to try to let the federal government know that BCCMC is not on its own.County attorney Rich Komando JON SHUMAKEA Lake City man was arrested the night of July 4 for DUI after he struck a semi-tractor trailer while driving on I-10 westbound in Macclenny. David Badgerow, 27, was traveling in the inside lane when he failed to maintain the lane and his Nissan Versa sideswiped the truck. The suspect said he thought the semi was close to his car or in his lane and he got nervous and jerk ed his vehicle and struck the semi, Florida High Patrol (FHP) Trooper K.A. Hilliard reported. Mr. Badgerow, whose breath smelled of alcohol, had poor balance and had to be told several times not to stand in the roadway. He also had slow speech, was slow to respond to questions and had bloodshot watery eyes. Truck driver Ricky Shultz also said Mr. Badgerow smelled of alcohol and Mr. Shultz believed the suspect to be drunk or high, according to the FHP report. Mr. Badgerow was taken to county jail after performing poorly on a field sobriety test in the Walmart parking lot. Once at the facility, he provided a breath sample of .194, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08. He was charged with DUI and DUI with property damage. In another alcohol-related arrest, a clerk at the Fastway Food Store on Woodlawn Road was jailed the night of July 3 for selling alcohol to minors after he was caught placing a case of beer in a vehicle containing three minors ages 16 and 17. Detective Ricky Crews conducted surveillance on the business after receiv ing numerous complaints about an employee placing alcohol in the vehicles of underage buyers as long as no one else was in the store. While there, Detective Crews saw a Ford truck pull into the parking lot before leaving due to other cars being present. The truck returned a short time later and a male, later discovered to be under 18, entered the store. He then exited the store and looked around several times. An employee later identified as Mohamed Ahamed, 20, of Jacksonville then exited the store and placed the beer inside the passenger side of the truck before returning to the store. The juvenile then left the store after the employee re-entered and got back into the truck, which Detective Crews stopped on CR 125. The 16-year-old who purchased the beer said he paid for the alcohol and the employee walked it out and placed it in the vehicle. Detective Crews spoke with Mr. Ahamed, who said he doesnt normally work at the Woodlawn attempted to explain to both the suspect and the owner, who wasnt iden the importance of check ing IDs. The incident marked the second time since May a Fastway employee had been arrested for selling alcohol to an underage buyer. Drunk driver swipes a semiHarvey reunionAll members of the Harvey family are invited to the 50th annual reunion on August 18. Join us at the Baker County fairgrounds beginning at 11 a.m and bring a covered dish. Paper goods, drinks and ice will be provided. There will be bounce houses, games and other activities for the kids and a Harvey museum showing an older way of life all in an air conditioned building.Arc needs helpThe ARC North Florida seeks mature and responsible volunteers in a num ber of roles to assist the agency that assists persons with disabilities. The roles include, manning booths during community events, fund-raising projects, working telephones, envelope stuffing and clerical tasks. Cer tain activities can even by done from home. Contact Quinn Ban at 259-2509 in Baker County, or 386-688-0385. Arcs Macclenny office is located at 678 W. U.S. 90.Democrat meetingBaker County Dem ocrats will meet at 6852 Cattlegap Lane (off CR 125 north between U.S. 90 and the interstate) in Glen Saint Mary this Saturday, July 14 at noon. Snacks will be provided. CHECK IT OUT...bakercountypress.com
ursday, July 12, 2018 T B C P Page 5MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF The Baker County Commission pulled the trigger last week on paving Nursery Boulevard to accommodate an upscale RV resort project using $500,000 in state grant funds for the roadway. The board approved an agreement with the Florida Department of Transpor tation to fund design, construction, engineering and inspection for the project, which also includes moving Nursery Boulevards inter section with CR 125 South, plus a new water retention pond and drainage system. Today the road connects to CR 125 southbound less than 50 feet from the westbound interstate on-ramp, which doesnt meet state safety standards. The new alignment will connect to CR 125 about 150 feet north of the Journey food store and gas station property. The new alignment will run west and then turn 90 degrees to the south behind the Journey station, run over an existing ditch and join the existing Nursery Boulevard right-of-way. The changes encompass some 1700 feet of roadway. The work funded under the $500,000 Small County Outreach Program grant will facilitate construction of what is billed as luxury RV park in Glen St. Mary on a 121-acre parcel just west of the Journey station at CR 125 and Interstate 10. Plans for the Glen Oaks Premier RV Resort and some 900 motor homes and travel trailers were approved by the county commission last fall. The project has also received permits from state regulatory agencies and is awaiting approval of a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The county and Journey station owner, RH Davis Oil Company, recently received a permit from the St. Johns River Water Management District to alter the storm water management system for the Nursery Boulevard paving project. The storm water system will consist of curb and gutter, drop inlets, below-ground piping and a new water retention pond, according to the technical staff report for the permit approved on June 28. The system will drain to the existing ditch that runs west from CR 125 to wetlands and the south prong of the St. Marys River. Joel Addington contributed to this story.JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR email@example.comSixth Street Vet owner Dr. Michal Anne Harris has pledged to fully vaccinate adoptable pets held at county animal control, treat them for worms and fleas and spay or neuter as need ed, so animals can leave the shelter without any needed follow-up care. Today some vaccinations, spay or neutering and other care are administered after adoptions by the new owners, though the cost for much of care is covered by a voucher issued by the coun ty in exchange for adoption fees, currently $65 for dogs and $50 for cats. I would do that, Dr. Harris told fellow members on the countys Animal Advisory Committee during their meeting the evening of June 26. And she agreed to do so for the current adoption fee amounts. After committee chair woman and county man ager Kennie Downing recommended allowing the countys other veterinarian, Dr. Joe Harrison, the op tion-related vet care as well, Dr. Harris welcomed the help. We want to be fair to both veterinarians in the county, said Ms. Downing. Exactly. He should have an equal opportunity to lose as much money as I do, added Dr. Harris as the board erupted in laughter. He may not be as crazy as I am though. The committee nonetheless voted 5-1 to recommend increasing the adoption fee to $90 for dogs and $55 for cats, to better fund the shelter and animal care, including buying a $4000 piece of software from ShelterLuv to facilitate adoptions. The software company also charges $4 per adoption fee. County commissioners recently turned down a request to fund the software using tax dollars, arguing adoption-related expenses should be fully recouped through adoption fees. The committees Linda Taylor, who runs a cat rescue, cast the dissenting vote, saying the $25 jump for adopting dogs was too much and could turn away potential adopters. Other potential fee and fine increases There are three other changes proposed by the by county commissioners in the coming months the large unleashed and for faildangerous, as well as the fees charged for euthanasia. The current leash law viofrom $30 to $55 at the dis cer Georgia Monfort. The committee proposes picked up with microchips that can help identify the owner. For those without be $35, though those dogs would be implanted with microchips before being released to owners. Today the unconfined dangerous dog fines also range from $33 to $55, but the committee is proposing a Under the committees recommendation, the euthanasia fee would increase by $10 to $25 for euthanasia at the shelter and $35 for the injection at the owners loca tion. $15K from PetSmart for shelter awnings County manager Downing also announced that evening that PetSmart recently approved the countys application for grant money to fund awnings over the outdoor portion of the dog pens at the shelter. The aluminum awnings will extend over the cages to provide protection from rain and sun for both the dogs and people looking at adoptable dogs from the sidewalks on the north and south sides of the building. PetSmart denied funding for the ShelterLuv software but pledged $15,560 for the awnings. Last week it was probably over 100 degrees in animal control and anyone wanting to adopt a pet, standing in 100-degree heat, theyd pretty quickly be returning to their air-conditioned cars, commented Ms. Downing. The awnings will shelter the pets but also the people. If they want to they would be in shade. She said once the grant money is transferred to the county bids will be sought for the project and then construction will begin. Holding period may be shortened to five days The committee decided after a brief discussion that a better holding period for five business days rather than the current 10 business days. Not only would that change put the countys holding period in line with the City of Macclennys or dinance, it would reduce overcrowding at the animal shelter. When dogs are not claimed by owners within the holding period and capacity at the shelter is needed, such animals are subject to euthanization. Dr. Harris said that nationally some 90 percent of within 72 hours. At five days it drops down to virtually nothing, she said. The committee also discussed perhaps hiring a team from the University of Floridas (UF) Maddie Shelter Medicine Program, a part of UFs College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Harris, a graduate of the college, said the county could request evaluations of procedures related to intake, management, vacci nations, quarantines and on-site veterinary services, or consultations on treating common shelter diseases, feeding and nutrition, clean ing, managing animal stress and other aspects of shelter operations. She said the county can and the college will return a cost estimate for those services. They have a wealth of knowledge and Id recommend we do it, said Dr. Harris. She also cautioned that depending on the result of the evaluations, fundraising for a new facility rather than ter may be the best course of action to meet the committees goals. All recommendations from the committee are subcounty commission.COUNTY ANIMAL ADVISORY BOARD 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 or change your current voter registration for the August 28thPrimary ElectionVoter registration forms (includes party, address and name changes) are 32 N. Fifth Street, Suite A, Macclenny | 259-6339 | bakerelections.com Register to vote Voter Registration Book closing date is July 30, 2018All registration and political party changes must be made before July 30 to be in effect for the Primary election. Nursery Blvd. paving is approvedRoute to proposed RV parkVets may cover some shelter vaccination costs BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION
Page 6 T B C P ursday, July 12, 2018MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF An Alachua County attorney has been hired to fill the newly created quasi-judicial position of Baker County Special Magistrate to review and rule on allegations of code violations brought by county zoning officials. The county commissions decision to hire Jeremy Pri mosch for the job on July 3 follows the boards vote in May to dissolve the Code Enforcement Board, a citizen panel that occasionally had to cancel meetings for lack of a quorum and had difficulty finding volunteers to serve. Mr. Primosch, who resides in Archer and has served as special magistrate for code enforcement cases in the City of Alachua since June, 2015, was one of two applicants for the job. Although both applicants met all qualifications, County Manager Kennie Downing told commissioners that after reviewing and conducting telephone interviews the staff recommendation was to hire Mr. Primosch, a member of the Florida Bar since 2010. In a letter addressed to the county commission three months ago Mr. Primosch said he would welcome the opportunity to handle code enforcement cases in Baker County so he could continue and build upon what he started three years ago in the City of Alachua. While I have enjoyed working with them, I am interested in the Baker County position because I suspect I would be even busier, he wrote. The City of Alachua has developed a collabora tive approach to code enforcement issues that arise, and as such, over the last year there have been few disputes that have required my services. While this outcome is a fortunate one for the city and its citizens, it has prompted me to explore taking on this role in areas where I can gain even more experience. Mr. Primosch further stated in his letter that he knows code enforcement issues and understands the public policy reasoning for choosing to have a Special Magistrate preside over such cases rather than an appointed group of citizens. I believe the goodwill and collaboration we fostered in Alachua is a model that should be replicated and I would enjoy doing my part to bring such success to Baker County, he said. The county manager said Mr. Primosch will be paid $150 an hour, which in cludes travel time, for a twohour minimum each time he comes to Baker County for hearings. At that point, Commissioner James Bennett pushed for more information about the potential costs of the magistrates services. How do we know what our exposure is for each one of these cases, the commissioner asked. Mrs. Downing was unable to give a specific response other than to say that County Attorney Rich Komando had told her that two hours should be sufficient to cover most code enforcement hearings, which often have more than one case on the docket. Were scheduled every other month but it just depends on how many issues have to be brought before the magistrate, Mr. Komando told the board, adding that many cases are resolved by staff and end up being canceled before the hearing dates. If commissioners feel that the expense for a special magistrate becomes excessive they also have a remedy readily available to them, Mr. Komando said. Commissioner, if we start getting bills that are inappropriate then we can find somebody else, he said, addressing his comment directly to Commissioner Bennett. Im good with that, said Commissioner Bennett. Upon a motion by Commissioner Jimmy Anderson the board voted unanimously to hire Mr. Primosch. In other business last week, the county board: Awarded a contract to North Florida Professional Services, a Lake City grant consulting firm, for grant administration, engineering design and inspection services for a Florida Small Cities Community Develop ment Block Grant. The company will prepare an application on behalf of the county seeking about $750,000 from the grant program to fund construction of a new fire station in Sanderson to replace an existing inadequate building used primarily by emergency medical services staff for the past three decades or more. The county manager said the firm submitted the sole response to county advertisements seeking proposals. Bill Bishop, representing the company, said site and construction plans for the new station must be completed and submitted with the grant application. If it cant be accomplished in time to receive the grant this year, another attempt will be made next year. Meanwhile, the county manager said a search is continuing for a more suitable site on which to erect a new three-bay fire station big enough to house a newer fire truck that is too large to fit inside the current station on U.S. 90 and two other ve hicles, in addition to housing an expanded staff, including the countys first two paid firefighters. One previous site, a county-owned parcel south of U.S. 90 off Thomas Sweat Road, was abandoned a month or so ago after county officials determined that neighbors wanted too much money for easements through their properties. Approved the payment of $11,708 to volunteer firefighters and Fire Chief Steven Marfongella for extra hours they worked during the West Mims Fire that roared through Charlton County in Georgia and Baker County in Florida in May, 2017. Funds have been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reimburse Baker County but the money has not ar rived yet, so the fire chief submitted a request for payment out of the county budget now. Our volunteers provide an essential service and I am requesting they be paid the hourly rates theyve waited for over a year, the chief said in a letter to commissioners, adding that the countys prior practice has been to pay our employees promptly when they work an emergency in anticipation of receiving federal reimburse ment which can take months or sometimes years. Commissioners authorized payment of $10,520 for 492 hours at $23.07 per hour for volunteers during the fire and another $1188 for 36 hours the fire chief worked during the West Mims Fire. Awarded a contract to Beard Equipment Company, which submitted the lowest of two bids for the purchase of a new John Deere 620G motor grader to join the road departments road maintenance fleet. Total cost of a five-year deal, including finance charges, will be $149,750. AUTO HOME LIFE BUSINESS1161 S. 6TH STREET ~ MACCLENNY904-259-6296www.wellsmac.com Baker CountyOur mission focuses on healing to develop supports necessary for people to live independently and become a more integral part of the community. Serving Suwanee, Lafayette, Hamilton, and Baker counties We are committed to providing advocacy and quality services for people with disabilities based on individual choice.Currently recruiting mature and responsibleDO YOU HAVE SPARE TIME? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL SKILL?We have an array of projects individuals can participate in!Set-up, sta and participating in community events. Working on projects associated with fund-raising. Telephone work, envelope stu ng, clerical, and many more opportunities! Donate your time even from HOME!Contact Quinn Ban at 386.688.0385 or 904.259.2509 Baker County 678 W. Macclenny Ave. Macclenny www.arcn .com 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 Attorney named code magistrateChosen with experience in the city of Alachua, FLCounty deputies and highway patrolmen made several drug-related arrests after stopping vehicles week. James Burton II, 30, of Glen St. Mary was booked the evening of July 6 for driving impaired on Interstate 10, apparently the result of injecting meth and taking prescription medicine. Deputy John Finley Jr. stopped Mr. Burtons Mitsubishi following reports from other motorists that he was swerving across both travel lanes shortly after 9 p.m. He stopped the suspect near Glen St. Mary and a vehicle search turned up a syringe with meth residue and several unused syringes. Mr. Burton, who Trooper J.E. Farley said exhibited obvious impairment signs including droopy eyelids sobriety testing and admitted he had earlier taken drugs. He refused at county jail to submit to a urine test, triggering a mandatory charge for DUI. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and the syringes. In another case that orig I-10 near Glen, Trooper J. Seay arrested Cesar Galvan, 23, of Stockbridge, GA the morning of July 4 for felony possession of marijuana and a vape pen with hemp oil. The trooper said he clocked Mr. Galvans eastbound vehicle at 85 mph. After he allegedly admitted to having a small amount of pot, a K-9 alerted to the presence of drugs from outside the vehicle, and a subsequent search turned up the pot and other items in cluding rolling papers. Deputy Jeffrey Higginbotham charged James Whittaker, 42, of Macclenny with possession of a bloody syringe with meth residue after the vehicle he was driving was stopped by Deputy Andrew Thames on South Sixth and Hodges late on July 5. The 1999 Saturn was stopped for having a faulty tag light, said the deputy, who also arrested the driver for having a suspended license. ringe was lying underneath the drivers seat and the suspect denied it belonged to him or passenger Jack Hodges, 49, of Hampton, FL.JON SHUMAKEA Sanderson man was arrested the afternoon of July 3 after a warrant was issued following an incident in which he allegedly chased his father with a machete in late June. Hunter Combs, 20, was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and criminal mischief stemming from the June 25 incident, which also involved the suspect allegedly damaging a propane gas dangerously close the residence, as The suspects mother Stephanie Combs said her son became irate at his father Dennis Combs after she confronted her sons drug dealer about not selling to her son again. She said he overdosed on June 24, the deputy noted. The younger Mr. Combs allegedly threatened to kill both of his parents and burn both the Hilltop Road residence and his fathers truck. The suspect then began slamming cabinet doors and throwing things, and his father, 60, ordered him out of the house, at which point he damaged the propane tank, according to police. After Mr. Combs once again ordered his son to leave the property, the suspect allegedly grabbed the machete and charged at his father, causing the elder Mr. Combs to grab a shovel to defend himself, Deputy Davis said. Hunter Combs then ran into a wooded area behind the residence, and K-9 units were unsuccessful in locating him until last week. In an unrelated incident, a Macclenny man was arrested for felony domestic battery and his pregnant girlfriend was named in a criminal complaint the evening of July 5 after a verbal argument allegedly turned physical. Zackrus Agee, 25, was taken into custody for allegedly shoving 23-year-old Vanessa Powell, who was 18 weeks pregnant with his child at the time. Ms. Powell admitting she struck Mr. Agee several times, and he had slight swelling to Mitchell Wight reported. ell struck him while he was attempting to leave the residence. Ms. Powell said she told her boyfriend, who was aware of her pregnancy, to gather his belongings and leave the residence. The two continued arguing as he gathered his items, she said, at which point he shoved her, causing her to fall to the ground. Ms. Powell, who had no visible injuries, said she struck Mr. Agee when he continued his aggressive behavior after she got back to her feet, according to police. In another domestic violence incident shortly after midnight on July 5, Thomas Roark, 35, was jailed after allegedly attempting to pull his girlfriend from her vehicle in front of her two teenage grandchildren. He was taken to county jail on one count of misdemeanor domestic battery following the incident that occurred about 12:45 a.m. Cherrie Collins, 56, told Deputy Wight she was at tempting to leave the residence with her grandchildren 13 down after a verbal altercation. She said he attempted to pull her from the drivers seat, ripping her shirt as he tried to extract her. Mr. Roark, who Ms. Collins said had been drinking alcohol throughout the day, continued his aggressive behavior and yelled profanities until police arrived, she told Deputy Wight. ripped, but she had no redness or swelling. Both of her grandchildren, one of whom called police, gave similar accounts. County jail inmate Matthew Light, 29, of Middleburg was arrested again after writing a letter dated June 28 to a woman who has an active domestic violence injunction against him. The letter, addressed to the woman, contained references to a person named Tink, and the 26-year-old victim wrote in a statement that Mr. Light had called her Tinkerbell for 11 years, according to Detective Tracie Bentons report from July 5. The injunction was signed on May 17, 2018 and runs through the same date in 2020. It prohibits Mr. Light from contacting the victim in any manner.Man arrested for allegedly chasing dad with machete I-10 arrests are related to drugs WE HAVE BOATS, MOTORS, FISHING POLES & REELS1159 S. 6th Street Macclenny 259-7800 GOING FISHING? @BakerPawn Hunter Combs
ursday, July 12, 2018 T B C P Page 7 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2018-CP-0047 IN RE: The Estate Of JAMES M. ADAMS, Deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JAMES M. ADAMS deceased, whose date of death was April 21, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, #113, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other per sons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this Court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must le their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREV ER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this notice is July 12, 2018. Personal Representative: Douglas D. Adkins 863 Laguna Drive West Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Attorney for Personal Representative: Allen L. Poucher, Jr., Esquire Florida Bar: 308617 2257 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32204 Telephone: (904) 389-2200 Fax: (904) 389-2616 Email 1: firstname.lastname@example.org Email 2: email@example.com Email 3: litigation @poucherlaw.com 7/12-7/19c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018-TD-002 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that PHILLIP KENNEDY the holder of the following certicate has led said certicate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certicate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 1200570 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2012 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: A PORTION OF THE SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 19; THENCE NORTH 00 WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 19, A DISTANCE OF 17.53 FEET TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD S-130 ALSO KNOWN AS MUDLAKE ROAD (AN 80 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY AS NOW ESTABLISHED) THENCE SOUTH 87 WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE THEREOF A DISTANCE OF 319.85 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOOK 18, PAGE 647 OF SAID COUNTY AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE NORTH 00 WEST, DEPARTING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE AND ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 18, PAGE 647 A DISTANCE OF 299.85 FEET TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 5 AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF HUMMING BIRD TRAIL, A SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGES 103 AND 104 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID BAKER COUNTY FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 87 WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE THEREOF, A DISTANCE OF 229.79 FEET TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST ERLY LINE OF LOT 4 AS SHOWN ON SAID PLAT OF HUMMINGBIRD TRAIL; THENCE SOUTH 00 EAST ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE THEROF, A DISTACE OF 299.71 FEET TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD 2-130; THENCE NORTH 87 EAST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE THEREOF, A DISTANCE OF 229.86 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AN D CONTAINING 1.58 ACRES MORE OR LESS. SAID LANDS BEING THE SAME LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS 2000, PAGE 3116 AND OFFICIAL RECORDS 1999 PAGE 969. ALL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING LOCATED IN BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: BARRY A. BARGERON a/k/a BARRY ALAN BARGERON and RITTA W. BARGERON, a/k/a RITA WALTERS BARGERON Unless such certicate or certicates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described herein will be sold to the highest bidder at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018, at 11:00 AM. Dated this 2nd day of July, 2018. STACIE D. HARVEY CLERK OF COURT BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk 7/5-7/26c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018-TD-004 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOHN SHADD the holder of the following certicate has led said certicate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certicate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 1100102 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: PARCEL #15 CAMP OSCEOLA, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 33 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING LOCATED IN BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: JOSEPH E. DOOLEY Unless such certicate or certicates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described herein will be sold to the highest bidder at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 AT 11:00 AM. Dated this 2nd day of July, 2018. STACIE D. HARVEY CLERK OF COURT BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk 7/5-7/26c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 02-2018-DR-235 Ocla Delp, Petitioner, and Madsion Lucas, Respondent, _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION FOR TEMPORARY CUSTODY BY EXTENDED FAMILY TO: Madison Lucas LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 151495 County Road 108, Hilliard, FL 32046 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for temporary custody by extended family has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Ocla B. Delp whose address is 20393 Frank Combs Road, Sanderson, FL 32087 on or before August 3, 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: July 3, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Melissa Haines Deputy Clerk 7/5-7/26p NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018-TD-003 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSIE DAVIS the holder of the following certicate has led said certicate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certicate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 1100825 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LEG 000049 ACRES A STRIP OF LAND IN THE NW OF SW SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, DESCRIBED IN OR 13 PAGE 403 (LESS PARCELS 0960 & 0980) AND LESS OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 410, PAGE 225) AS PER SURVEY ON FILE POM 133D, PARCEL #32-2S-22-0000-00000020 ALL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING LOCATED IN BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: CLARENCE S. WILLIAMS, JR. Unless such certicate or certicates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described herein will be sold to the highest bidder at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 AT 11:00 AM. Dated this 2nd day of July, 2018. STACIE D. HARVEY CLERK OF COURT BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk 7/5-7/26c MEETING DATE Notice is hereby given that the Baker County Hospital Authority Board will meet on: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 4:30 pm The meeting will be held at the Baker County Chamber of Commerce Ofce 20 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063. The public is invited to attend. Todd Ferreira, Chairman Baker County Hospital Authority 7/12c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018-TD-005 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CSAT LIMITED the holder of the following certicate has led said certicate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certicate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 1100794 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: A PART OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH RANGE 22 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SW CORNER OF COPPER CREEK HILLS UNIT 1 A SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 111 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING THE SAME AS THE SW CORNER OF THE NW OF THE NE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 30, AND THENCE N80 E., ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SUBDIVISION, 1553.78 FEET TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO 23-A (AN 80 FOOT WIDE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY), SAID POINT BEING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NE AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 2904.78 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 04 AND BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD HAV ING A BEARING OF S 27 E. AND A CHORD LENGTH OF 230.96 FEET: THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 231.02 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE S 30E., 1339.23 FEET TO THE POINT OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE WEST AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 1869.86 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 28 AND BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD HAVING A BEARING OF S15E., AND A CHORD LENGTH OF 927.55 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 937.33 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF GOLF COURSE ROAD (A 50 FOOT WIDE PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE S 45 W, A DISTANCE OF 20.93 FEET; THENCE N 89 W. ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1297.30 FEET TO A INCH IRON PIPE; THENCE S 00 W. A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID GOLF COURSE ROAD; THENCE S 89 E, 325.12 FEET TO A INCH PIPE, LS 1380; THENCE S 00 W, A DISTANCE OF 986.52 FEET TO A INCH IRON PIPE LS 1380; THENCE S 88 W. A DISTANCE OF 325.99 FEET TO A INCH IRON PIPE ON THE EAST LINE OF LOT 11, BLOCK 5 OF JERRY W. THOMAS SUBDIVISION, UNIT TWO, A SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 43 OF SAID PUBLIC RECORDS; THENCE N 00 E ALONG SAID EAST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 2.43 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF BLOCK 8, SAID SUBDIVISION; THENCE N 88 W, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 469.31 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, THENCE S 00 W A DISTANCE OF 129.51 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 11 BLOCK 7 OF SAID SUBDIVISION; THENCE N 88 W, A DISTANCE OF 127.04 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 11, BLOCK 7 AND THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 101, PAGE 248, SAID PUBLIC RECORDS; THENCE N 88W, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 186.45 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE MILTONDALE ROAD (A 73 FOOT WIDE PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY);THENCE N 00 E, ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 108.29 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 192.04 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE 23 BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD HAV ING A BEARING OF N 11 W AND A CHORD LENGTH OF 78.27 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE A ARC DISTANCE OF 78.82 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID O.R.B. 101, PAGE 248; THENCE N 61 E, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 235.71 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LANDS; THENCE N 01 E, 189.93 FEET TO THE MONUMENTED SOUTH LINE OF THE NW OF THE SW OF SAID SECTION 30; THENCE N 88 W, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 642.41 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE AFOREMENTIONED EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF MILTONDALE ROAD (NOW A 66 FOOT WIDE PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY) THENCE N 00 E, ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 1328.85 FEET TO A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE EAST AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 1876.86 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 06 AND BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD HAVING A BEARING OF N 04 E AND A CHORD LENGTH OF 229.13 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 229.28 FEET; THENCE N 07 E, A DISTANCE OF 95.43 FEET TO A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE WEST AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 1178.92 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 14 AND BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD HAVING A BEARING OF N00 E, AND A CHORD LENGTH OF 295.67 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 296.45 FEET; THENCE N06 W, A DISTANCE OF 264.25 FEET; THENCE N 51 W, A DISTANCE OF 38.12 FEET TO SAID RIGHT OF WAYS INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE NE OF SAID SECTION 30; THENCE N 01 W, ALONG SAID WEST LINE A DISTANCE OF 420.52 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING LOCATED IN BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: GOLF VIEW PROPERTIES, LLC Unless such certicate or certicates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described herein will be sold to the highest bidder at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 AT 11:00 AM. Dated this 9th day of July, 2018. STACIE D. HARVEY CLERK OF COURT BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk 7/12-8/2c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018-TD-006 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CARL D. WAGONER the holder of the following certicate has led said certicate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certicate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 1100611 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NE OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NE AND RUN S 00 W, ALONG THE WEST ERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF, 915.14 FEET; THENCE S 11 E, 197.57 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING, FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING THUS DESCRIBED RUN S 89 E, 273.53 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST ERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF GLEN WOOD DRIVE (SAID WESTERLY BOUNDARY BEING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE EAST AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 798.74 FEET); THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID WESTERLY BOUNDARY AND ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, 287.28 FEET AS MEASURED ALONG A CHORD HAV ING A BEARING OF S 09 E, THENCE S 66 W, ALONG A LINE 30.00 FEET NORTH OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF THREE FORKS ROAD, 261.84 FEET; THENCE N 11 W, 396.96 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT PARCEL CONVEYED IN INSTRUMENT #200500007125 PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING LOCATED IN BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: MATTHEW R. WEASEL and HAROLD KEINATH Unless such certicate or certicates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described herein will be sold to the highest bidder at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 AT 11:00 AM. Dated this 10th day of July, 2018. STACIE D. HARVEY CLERK OF COURT BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk 7/12-8/2c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 17000043CAMXAX REGIONS BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO UNION PLANTERS BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST VONA K. LINSLEY A/K/A VONA KAY LINSLEY A/K/A VONA LINSLEY, DECEASED; CHARLIE GROCHOWALSKI; DAWN JERMANSKI; VONA MAE CHACHULSKI; BUFFY NEWVILLE A/K/A BUFFY K. NEVILLE; FREDERICK SHEELE; LARRY GROCHOWALSKI, et al. Defendant(s). _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 7, 2018, and entered in 17000043CAMXAX of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Cir cuit in and for BAKER County, Florida, wherein REGIONS BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO UNION PLANTERS BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST VONA K. LINSLEY A/K/A VONA KAY LINSLEY A/K/A VONA LINSLEY, DECEASED; CHARLIE GROCHOWALSKI; DAWN JERMANSKI; VONA MAE CHACHULSKI; BUFFY NEWVILLE A/K/A BUFFY K. NEVILLE; FREDERICK SHEELE; LARRY GROCHOWALSKI are the Defendant(s). Stacie D. Harvey as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Lobby 339 East MacClenny Ave., MacClenny, FL 32063, at 11:00 AM, on August 23, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 6, RIDGE ESTATES, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 14, PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998 MOBILE HOME ID # PH0612007BFL TITLE # 76000470 AND ID # PH0612007AFL TITLE # 76000469 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 7752 WEST RIDGE ESTATES DRIVE GLEN SAINT MARY, FL 32040 Any person claiming an interest in the sur plus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 27th day of June, 2018. Stacie D. Harvey As Clerk of the Court By: Tina Carrington As Deputy Clerk Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, PL 6409 Congress Ave., Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-997-6909 Primary Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 7/12-7/19c TOWN OF GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA ORDINANCE NO. 2018-03 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF GLEN ST. MARY, STATE OF FLORIDA, DISSOLVING ANY PRIOR CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD, PRESERV ING ITS PRIOR ACTIONS, PROVIDING FOR A SPECIAL MAGISTRATE; PROVIDING THAT REFERENCES TO THE CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD ELSEWHERE IN THE CODE, THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS AND ANY OTHER CODES, ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE TOWN OF GLEN ST. MARY, STATE OF FLORIDA, ARE DEEMED REFERENCES TO THE SPECIAL MAGISTRATE; GRANTING ALL POWERS AND DUTIES AS PRESCRIBED BY FLORIDA LAW TO THE SPECIAL MAGISTRATE; PROVIDING FOR APPOINTMENT OF, AND TERMS AND COMPENSATION OF, SPECIAL MAGISTRATES; CONFIRMING ORDINANCE TO BE ENFORCED; CONFORMING THE FINE PROVISIONS THEREOF TO THE CORRESPONDING PROVISIONS OF SECTION 162.09(2)(D), FLORIDA STATUTES; INCORPORATING THE PROVISIONS OF FLORIDA STAT UTE 162.01-162.13, AS AMENDED, THEREIN; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Any support or objections may be heard at a public hearing to be held at the Glen St. Mary Town Hall on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call (904) 259-3777 or fax a written request to (904) 259-5464. If you are hearing impaired and require the services of an interpreter, please call at least one week prior to the meeting and the Town will arrange to provide that service for you. 7/12c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 18000063CAMXAX 360 MORTGAGE GROUP, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL ALLEVATO A/K/A MICHAEL STEVEN ALLEVATO, DECEASED. et. al. Defendant(s), _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: The unknown heirs, beneciaries, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees and all others who may claim an interest in The Estate Of Michael Allevato a/k/a Michael Steven Allevato, deceased. WHOSE RESIDENCE is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 13, BLOCK 2, COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Ave., Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before August 8, 2018/(30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition led herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at Baker County, Florida, this 6th day ofJuly, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, PL 6409 Congress Ave., Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-997-6909 Primary Email: email@example.com 7/12-7/19c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2017-CP-000020 IN RE: The Estate of RANDALL DAVID WILKERSON, Deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RANDALL DAVID WILKERSON, deceased, File Number 02-2017-CP-000020, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other per sons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, con tingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is July 12, 2018. Personal Representative: Wilfred Wilkerson Attorney for Personal Representative: Jared M. Wilkerson, Esquire 3955 Riverside Avenue Suite 203 Jacksonville, Florida 32205 (904) 802-2262 Florida Bar No.: 119816 7/12-7/19c LEGAL NOTICES Legal notices online atwww.bakercountypress.com ADVERTISING DEADLINE ISMonday at 5:00 pm ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Monday Saturday @ 8 pm8981 S. SR 228, Macclenny Monday @ 6:30 pm 93 N. 5th St., Macclenny Eight people were either arrested or named in felony criminal complaints following three street distur bances in the same south Macclenny neighborhood late on July 4. Police were initially called to the intersection of South Boulevard and Quail Lane about 10 p.m. where a large crowd gatha 15-year-old male and an The youth, who Deputy another male repeatedly punching him, attempted to walk away when he saw police arriving. He was arrested for disorderly conduct when he ignored a command to stop and tried to jerk away rather than be Officers shortly after learned of another disturbance in a private yard uty Davis said four males rived, and then ran toward a nearby vehicle. Anthony James Jr., 22, of Macclenny, the owner of the car, was taken into custody and arrested for disorderly conduct. He had a permit to carry a 9-millimeter pistol he had on one of his hips. Two other occupants, Jesse Jenkins, 20, and Quadry Jenkins, 22, were charged with disorderly conduct. A third passenger, Joiada Jenkins, 18, of Lake Butler was charged with possession of a 9-millimeter pistol that turned up stolen in Columbia Coun ty, and he was booked for felony Natavian Grin possession and dealing in stolen property, in addition to the disorder ly count. Due to the number of detainees, deputies sum moned a van from county jail to transport them. Meanwhile, a third disturbance erupted back at the original corner and two females were arrest ed there, including Chyna Parker, 18, of Macclenny for disorderly conduct and resisting when she refused a command to stop her car and cursed at Capt. Chris Volz. Abrilya Williams, 21, of Gainesville was charged with disorderly conduct for refusing to move her vehicle from the street. In addition, Depuagainst Shaquan Griffin, 23, for aggravated battery on Ronnie Ellis Jr., 36, and Johnny Hollings Jr., both of Macclenny. Mr. Hollings was treated at Fraser Hospital for an injury when he was allegedly struck by the oldand both are also accused of striking a juvenile with a stick.8 face charges in trio of ghts WANT TO LEARN CPR AND FIRST AID?The Baker County Health Department holds classes monthly.Call 259-6291 ext 5269 See a photo you want? Buy it at bakercountypress.com
Page 8 T B C P ursday, July 12, 2018 Sometimes it takes having an awful day to appreciate the good in the world. And I had an all-time bad day on Monday. First, I backed in to managing editor Joel Addingtons Jeep while trying to leave work in the evening, causing my back window to shatter and back hatch to cave in. No worries, though, his Jeep was perAfter covering the hole in my window with tarp and tape more on that in a bit I discovered it was 80 degrees inside our house despite the thermostat be ing set much lower. A technician made an emergency visit around 10 p.m. and determined the outside unit needed major repairs. He didnt have the necessary parts to complete the service, leaving us without A/C for a warm summer night and a hot July day on Tuesday. Despite all the frustration I was still reminded there are genuinely good people in the world. ure out how to best attach the tarp to cover the hole, a woman offered to help me. Even though I hesitated in accepting her offer, she wasted no time in walking over to me to help, setting her glass of tea on the ground before helping me fold the tarp and tape it to my vehicle. She even helped me fold it in a way that kept the license plate visible in case some grouchy cop wanted a reason to pull me over, as she put it. Unfortunately I didnt get her name, but I hope she is a reader so I can tell her how I greatly appreciate her going out of her way to help me. It was hot outside and she didnt have to take time out of her day to as sist me, but she did so anyway. And I know this wasnt an isolated incident. People all over the world help strangers out on a daily basis. No matter how big or small an issue might be from a shattered window to a soccer team being trapped in an underground cave people come together every day to help those in need. Those acts of kindness often go unnoticed except for the person or persons is a shame. In a world where were seemingly drowning in negativity and hatred one doesnt have to look much further than social media for proof and divisive issues drawing lines in the sand, we need those acts of kindness more than ever. Even the smallest action can have a massive impact on someones day or life. And kindness breeds kindness, and in turn makes the world a better place. So just take a moment to do something nice for someone, whether theyre a stranger or a lifelong friend. You never know what kind them. Singer-songwriter Frank Turner sang it perfectly in his song Be More Kind, album released earlier this year: In a world that has decided That its going to lose its mind Be more kind, my friends, try to be more kind. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor: When I purchased my home in 2008 I was advised and it was understood that the lot size area to the left of my home separating another builders lot (now known as 504 no building would be permitted. In April, 2009 I was advised by our Home Owners Association that the area stall a fence on that side of my property, the fence had to be a picket fence no higher than 4-feet tall because of the wildlife area. I got permission from the HOA, and I purchased a permit ($25) from the City of Macclenny to install the fence. In order to get that permit I was required by the city to give them a copy of the HOA approval letter, which the city representative made a copy of. At no time was there a challenge or disThat area was next to timber land owned by Rayonier. A few months ago while looking at the Baker County Property Appraisers website I noticed the street name Conch Court had been given to the left side of my property line. I had not seen any bright orange rezoning signs in the nine-plus years I have lived in my home. I emailed the city and was advised that area is now zoned for multi-family homes. I cant see how that property can be legally forestry/timber land to multi-family homes without a notice of zoning change being posted on that property in public view so we could to comment or object to any changes. Since the only possible exits/entrances from that property owned by BAR Construction is on Largo Lane or Fiesta Court, zoning change signs would be impossible to miss. At least 2-3 times a year, I have had to es cort tortoises exiting that area heading towards the retention pond across the street so they would not be injured by automobiles. If those tortoise are a Florida threatened species is for others to determine. Rafael Gonzalez MacclennyDear Editor: The men and women who make up the Baker County Veterans Council were pleased to see the county commissioners actively consider our modest request for monetary sup port. The request was made after discovering that other Florida counties support their veteran organizations with appropriations. Although the request was submitted in writing with all of the missions accomplished to date, such as building wheelchair ramps, providing vehicles and paying emergency bills, there seemed to be an interest in how any funds granted would be spent. All the funds received by the council are used to support Baker County veterans. Requests are investigated and vetted before funds or services are approved as spelled out in our 501-C-3 incorporation documents. As to the fact that the countys Veterans Service position, the incumbent and the council agree that no need for a full time position. The need is not in the and support of the veterans trying to survive and stay healthy. Although a few individuals had brought some concerns to the city manager about the incumbent VSO, the council has never been at odds with him and he is an integral part of the veterans council proceed ings. As to whether funding would set a precedence, in our humble opinion, get ting a return of 4 or 5 times the money invested is highly desirable and a money multiplier that should be encouraged. The Veterans take on a county support project every year and have logged over 10,000 community service hours at no cost to the county. The BCVC rebuilt all the docks and maintain the veterans park, repaired the vandalized structure and added a deck to the Sanderson community center, built the entrance kiosk at Shoals Park and recently painted the Agriculture Center ballroom. We also removed the rotted interior of the caboose located in Heritage Park and then remodeled the same. We have provided a $500 scholarship to one outstanding Baker County A.F.J R.O.T.C. cadet and a $1000 scholarship for the last two years and hope to continue this in the future. We have purchased the materials and have built several wheelchair ramps for needy veterans in Bak er County at no cost to the recipients, one of whom is the father of Commissioner James Croft. The cost was approximately $2500, and we are in the process of providing another one at a similar cost to a needy World War II veteran. The Council also hosts every year for the youth of Baker County at no expense to the participants. Our current project is building a memorial for fallen dep plex. On Memorial Day we on the graves of all the de ceased veterans in Baker County cemeteries. We sincerely hope the county leadership will de cide to fully fund this modest request. Veterans make up nearly 10 percent of the countys population and many of them need assistance. The men and women who are the BCVC will be here to help those who served our nation. We appreciate the many individuals and business leaders who have supported and continue to support our ef forts. Vets council advocates full funding Is it wildlife buer, or not?Dear Editor: The Celebrate Recovery ministry at Raiford Road Church recently received several monetary donations in the name of Patricia Brannen. I did not know Mrs. Brannen personally, but after talking with family members I quickly realized that was my loss. I learned of a Godly woman who never forgot what Jesus Christ did for her through salvation, and she worked tirelessly to show those who struggle with addictions that there is hope and true freedom in Christ. Those of us who work in the trenches stand upon the shoulders of the saints who worked before us. Thank you for the legacy you left your family, and those of us who continue the mission Ministry Leader Celebrate Recovery Raiford Road ChurchBrannen inspiredThe Extra PointJon Shumake Even small acts of kindness can have big impact SOCIALIZINGBAKER WANT TO LEARN CPR AND FIRST AID?The Baker County Health Department holds classes monthly.Call 259-6291 ext 5269
ursday, July 12, 2018 T B C P Page 9 SEPTIC TANKS andDRAINFIELDS New Systems & Repairs Sump Pump Replacement Inspection LetterCFC056961FREE ESTIMATESCALL JOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBING904-259-4580 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. 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 Utility 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. Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal Reroofs & Roof Repairs Shingle Reroofs & RepairsYour hometown contractor! LLCFREE ESTMATESLIC.#CCC1330274LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#CBC12595582593300IN GOD WE TRUST. reunion on July 28The Baker County High School class of 1993 will host a 25-year reunion the evening of July 28 at the Crooked Rooster in Macclenny. The $25 ticket includes a Low Country Boil with Scallans crawfish and Mayport shrimp, Wild Night craft beer and cover charge for the Robbie Litt Band that will play from 8 p.m.-midnight. Dinner begins at 8 p.m. RSVP to David and Tracy Boggs at 904-517-4093 or email tracyboggs0412@ gmail.comJON SHUMAKEA 17-year-old Macclenny boy was arrested for burglary on July 3 after police found items stolen from the Macedonia Store strewn across the crash site after the suspects truck rolled over. Sgt. Ben Anderson found Damien Pryde walking away from the crashed Nissan truck on Harley Thrift Road, which was about a quarter-mile from the burglary. Deputy Justin Yingling located one beer, multiple packs of tobacco, and an empty cigar box in the im mediate area of the crash scene, and all the items matched the description of what was stolen. Police also found $55 in cash on the ground at the scene, and another $20 and two packs of cigarettes in Mr. Prydes pockets after he was cleared at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital, where he admitted to the burglary. Employee Sharon Thummel told Cpl. John Murphy she found the front window had been smashed out from the store after arriving to work. She then noticed the packs of cigarettes, cigars and cans of oral tobacco were missing from behind the store counter. Alcoholic beverages were missing from the store as was $382 from the cash drawer. During the investigation, Sgt. Anderson responded to the crash scene. Mr. Pryde told Deputy David Mancini he entered the store through a window he claimed to have found broken open. He said he was driving through the area when he noticed the window, and that he saw an opportunity and took it, according to Deputy Mancinis report. The suspect also denied taking any money, and $117 in items and cash were recovered. Mr. Pryde was also charged with criminal mischief.JON SHUMAKEA Macclenny man was arrested the morning of July 5 for grand theft af ter he was caught driving a golf cart that was reported stolen from a Harley Thrift Road residence. Sgt. Chris Walker found David Crawford Jr., 42, driving the golf cart on SR121 south. The suspect initially refused to stop, and continued driving despite the officer activating his siren. Mr. the ground after Sgt. Walker gave two verbal commands over a loudspeaker, according to his report. During an interview with Detective Mr. Crawford admitted stealing the golf cart from Phillip Crews residence with an intent to sell it. Detective Mancini noted he had been investigating other ATV thefts in the area. Mr. Crawford denied any knowledge of those thefts, but said he volved. Sgt. Walker responded to the residence after Mr. Crews learned from his son that the golf cart, valued at $6000, was missing. Mr. Crews said he found a bicycle located in the woods near where the golf cart was left on his property, and he was able to follow tire tracks from the vehicle onto SR-121. In another vehicle theft, a Colorado man was arrested locally on June 28 on a grand theft auto warrant following his arrest the previous day in Union County after he admitted to stealing two vehicles, one of which was taken from Raiford Road Church. said he was mowing grass when a subtook his vehicle. Church surveillance footage showed Mr. Guerrero travel south on SR-121 after taking the vehi cle, according to Deputy John Taylors report. Mr. Guerrero was arrested shortly after in Union County and admitted another one he left on the side of the road at Northeast Florida State Hospital. Deputy Taylor recovered the sec ond vehicle, learning it was stolen out of Gainesville. The Florida Department of Health in Baker County reminds residents and visitors to safely enjoy Floridas waters this summer. Floridas 9000 miles of freshwater and have fun and stay cool, but it is important to know when to swim, stick to the shore or avoid naturally-occurring living organisms like mosquitoes or algae blooms. Cyanobacteria/ blue-green algae are a group of organisms that can live in freshwater, salt water or mixed brackish water. When conditions are right, such as warm water and increased nutrients, these organisms can increase in numbers and accumulate in some areas of a water body. These blooms can sometimes be pushed near the shore by winds, waves, tides and currents. When this happens, people have a greater chance of contacting the blooms. Exposure to water containing algae may and rash if touched or inhaled. Swimming in water with blue green algae blooms may cause ear, eye and skin reactions, and hay arrhea)these reactions are not common. Algae blooms can also remove oxygen from Swim It, Shore It or Dodge It reminders: and signs indicate that it is safe to do so. Shore It on the sand if you have a cut on your skin, have a weakened immune system or you are alone Dodge It avoid organisms that live in or near the water, and stay clear of algae blooms. If you experience illness related to an algae bloom, please call the Florida Poison Control Center at 1800-222-1222. For health-related questions, contact the Florida Department of Health in Baker County at (904) 259-6291. (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) at 800-636-0511. Arrested driving stolen golf cart Store burglar busted aer a wreckBeware of water contaminants when swimming this summerFAMILY FEATURES Many of todays families have some thing in the kitchen that previous gen erations didnt more men involved in meal preparation. This summer, that trend will likely continue as men, espe cially fathers, take to the grill to prepare popular fare for the family. As millennials shatter stereotypes and share household tasks, fathers are using cooking as a way of bonding with their children by making their favorite family meals together. According to a study conducted by Mens Health, more men are helping out in the kitchen than ever. Not only are they becoming pri mary grocery shoppers, but 92 percent of men surveyed said they are preparing meals for themselves and 77 percent are preparing meals for others. Men are also among the ranks of the top food bloggers, often writing about their cooking adventures with their children. Among them is Derek Campanile of Dad with a Pan, whose passion for cooking and sharing recipes grew even stronger with the birth of his son. Ive always enjoyed cooking for peocome up with something everyone enjoys, but it wasnt until I became a dad that it truly began to sink in, Campanile said. When I cook with my son, food is so much more than food its pure love. Cooking together makes it fun to come to the table and enjoy great food. Many times, fatherly chefs include meat in all kinds of recipes, but swapping in an ingredient like Jennie-O turkey for beef makes it easy to modify their favorites into more nutritious choices for the entire family without Easy Cheesy Burgers recipe that makes it simple for parents to cook with their kids. Find more ways to involve the whole family in the kitchen at jennieo.com. Easy Cheesy BurgersServings: 8 2 packages (16 ounces each) Jennie-O Lean Ground Turkey 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 8 sesame seeds buns, warmed ketchup (optional) yellow mustard (optional) Heat grill or griddle to medium heat. In large bowl, gently combine ground turkey and salt. Shape ground turkey into eight balls. Cover with plastic. Mix mozzarella and cheddar to create eight piles of shredded cheese, each be tween 1/4-1/3 cup. Grill patties 12-15 minutes, or until cooked through. Always cook to well-do ne (165 F) as measured by a meat ther mometer. Once patties are cooked through, place on aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Top patties with shredded cheese and place under broiler 3-5 minutes; cook until cheese is bubbly. Place patties on warmed buns. Add ketchup and mustard, if desired.Serve up some love this summer ST. JOHNS WMDThe St. Johns River Wa ter Management Districts governing board Tuesday approved a tentative $142.5 million budget that reduces the millage rate for property owners for a sixth consecutive year while also allocating funds for programs and projects to ensure sustainable water resources, increase water conservation and protect water quality in springs and other priority water bodies. The majority of the budget, 69 percent or more than $92.5 million, comes from such property taxes. But thanks to increasing property values the proposed lower millage, or property tax, rate, down about 6 percent, will raise 1.8 percent more revenue than the current year. State funding accounts for the second largest portion of the tentative budget at $33.5 million or 25 percent of the total. Thats up from 24 percent this tember 30. Other revenue sources include timber sales proceeds, cattle leas es, interest earnings and permit fees. This tentative budget tinued commitment to our core missions of water protection and natural systems, said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. We continue to invest taxpayer dolon cooperative projects that are helping to restore and protect our water resources. Under a 0.2562 millage rate 25.62 cents for every $1000 of assessed property value the owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay $38.43 in the coming year in property taxes to the district. The proposed budget will fund the districts major programs, such as priority water body and springs restoration and continued cost-share partnerships. Public hearings will be held at 5:05 p.m. September 11 and 25. Final budget adoption will occur at the September 25 governing board meeting.WMD cuts tax rate in new budget ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Monday Saturday at 8 pm nightly8981 S. SR 228 Macclenny Subscribe online www.bakercountypress.com
ursday, July 12, 2018 T B C P Page 10 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclennywww.calvarybaptistmacclenny.com 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 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!' Come to our Vacation Bible School EventJULY 15-196:30 to 9:00 pmFor kids K4-6th Grade! Register online at ebclife.org12286 N CR 23A | Macclenny | www.EBCLIFE.org | 259-1676 Rev. Johnnie Anderson dies July 8Rev. Johnnie Wayne Anderson, 73, a lifelong Baker County resident, died suddenly on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Johnnie Wayne was born on July 6, 1945 in Taylor to the late J.C. and Mary Williams Anderson. He was one ed him in death: Edward Anderson, Clyde Anderson, Lavonne Anderson cas and Esther Mae Anderson. He was an ordained bishop and pastored the Baldwin Church of God since 1990. He had a passion for the Lord, ministering his time with the love of his life and wife of 54 years, Ruby Sweat Anderson, his family, church family and friends. If Johnnie Wayne was here, hed say, If you arent ready to go then you better get right with God. He will be greatly missed! Other than his wife, Rev. Anderson is survived by children Johnnie D. (Barbara) Anderson of Lake City and Tammy L. Anderson of Macclenny; siblings Cleo (Sammy) Osteen of Mayo, FL and Michael (Sherrie) Anderson of Macclenny; grandchildren Derek, Dustin, Coleby, Tera and Savannah; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. A funeral service to honor the life of Rev. Anderson will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, at the Macclenny terment will be in Taylor Cemetery, Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.Service for James Conner in N.C.James Edward Conner, 69, of Glen St. Mary and formerly of Ahoskie, NC, died on July 3, 2018 at the St. Vincents Riverside Hospital in Jacksonville after a short illness. Mr. Conner was born on November 6, 1948 to Lloyd and Sarah Belle Vaughan Conner in Windsor, NC. He was a long-distance truck driver for many years and started driving the truck with his daddy at the age of 14. James was given a 17-year pin and was awarded Million Mile-Accident-Free Driver in 2015 from Transport America. He was a loving husband, father, brother and friend that will be deeply missed by all that knew him. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Earl Conner. He is survived by his loving wife Nancy Baker Conner; children Billie Jo (Sam) Ivey of Ahoskie, NC; grandchildren Alston Hathaway, Tyler Hathaway and Caleb Ivey, all of Ahoskie, Bobby Clements and Sarah Cle ments of Roanoke Rapids; sisters Sarah Turner and Peggy Whitaker, both of Colerain, NC; brothers Wayne Conner of Ahoskie and Ray Conner of Woodland, NC; three great-grandchildren,several nieces and nephews. The family will received friends on Saturday, July 7 at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie to celebrate James life.Brian Hodges, 34, dies on July 3rdMichael Brian Hodges, 34, of Sanderson died on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas with his wife and family by his side. He was born Janu ary 19, 1984 to Billy Rae Hodges and Rebecca Edge Hodges. Brian was a life-long resident of Baker County and graduated from Baker County High School in 2003. He was the owner and operator of Brian Hodges Hauling. Brian was passionate and worked hard at his business. In his spare time, he enjoyed dirt track racing at North Florida Speed Way in Lake City. Bri an had a huge heart and many friends who will miss him greatly. Most of all, Brian loved his wife, child and family with all his heart. He was predeceased by his sister Sheryl Ann Hodges. Mr. Hodges is survived by his wife Rebecca Anne Hodges and son Waylon Michael Hodges of Sanderson; his parents of Macclenny; brother Billy Hodges Jr. (Tricia Brogand Billie Jo McNorrill, all of GA; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A celebration of Brians life was held Monday, July 9 at 1 p.m. at Road to Calvary Church with Pastor Tommy Anetery. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Gail Kirkland, 75, dies on July 3rdCarolyn Gail McKelvey Kirkland, 75, of Macclenny died peacefully in her sleep at home with her family by her side on July 3, 2018. Gail was born November 3, 1942 in Oak Ridge, TN and later moved to Carrollton, GA, where she and her husband Jim McKelvey had three children. She was a member of Beta Sigma Fi Sorority prior to relocating to Macclenny in 1983 to marry Kenneth Kirkland. Gail was active in Taylor Church where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, authored a book and helped others with godly counseling. She was the founder of ABBA Ministries (Addictive Behaviors Broken from Above) that extended from counseling groups to a prison ministry that provided free study Bibles to inmates throughout the State of Florida. ABBA Ministries was so successful that Gail was chosen to receive the 2011 Volunteer of the Year Award from Lake City Correctional Facility. Mrs. Kirkland was preceded in death by her husband Jim McKelvey, parents Arnold and Ruth Norman, sister Brenda Payne and brother Lynn Norman. She is survived by husband Kenneth Kirkland of Macclenny; children Leigh (Warren) Davis of Macclenny, Wade (Joetta) McKelvey of St. Augustine, Jason (Kim) McKelvey of Brunswick, GA, Tina (Lance) Veitch of Jacksonville, Travis (Erin) Kirkland and Ryan (Jill) Kirkland, both of Atlanta; grandchildren Elise (Randall) Crawford, Laurel Davis, Daulton McKelvey, na McKelvey, Bailey McKelvey, Oliver Veitch, Molly Kirkland, Walker Kirkland, Emily Kirkland; three great-grandchildren; brothers Holly (Virginia) Norman and Tommy (Blenda) Norman; sisters Betty Finchum and Mary Culberson. The funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Kirkland was held at 5 p.m. on July 5, at her church with pastors July 6 at Carrollton Memory Gardens in Carrollton, GA. In ABBA Ministries, PO Box 1091, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of ar rangements.Private service for Linda Pass, 65Linda Evelyn Pass, 65, of Lake City died on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at her daughters home in Sanderson after a brief illness. She was born on April 28, 1953 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Robert and Lillian Dale (Stanley) Lewis. Linda had been a resident of Lake City since 1995 having moved there from Orlando. She worked most of her life as a waitress and was a Baptist. Linda loved to cook and take care of her family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Ms. Pass is survived by her children David Pass of Lake City, Shelly Herndon (Tim) of Sanderson, Heather Britto (Tobey) of South Carolina and Jonathan Pass (Felicia) of South Carolina; siblings Margaret Kidwell, Kay Ferguson, Amanda Bruenger (Joseph) and Robert Bobby Lewis; grandchildren Brandon Pass, Jessica Warner, Brianna Flagan (Damein), Jordan Britto, Justin Britto, Brian Pass and Addison Pass; numerous other family members and friends. A private family service will be held at a later date. Blackburn-Curry Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.Teresa Raulerson, 56, of SandersonTeresa Tata Diane Raulerson, 56, of Sanderson died on July 2, 2018 at her home. She was born in Jackson ville to William Bill Raulerson and Gracie Harvey Raulerson. Tata graduated from Baker County High School, then continued her education at Lake City Community College where she obtained an associate degree. She worked in the insurance industry and became Vice-president of J.P. Perry Insurance Company in Jacksonville. Tata loved to be outside working in the yard and gardening. She also enjoyed playing golf and taking motorcycle rides. She was very talented and enjoyed making jewelry and interior decorating and designing. She also enjoyed sports and was an avid University of Florida fan. Ms. Raulerson was preceded in death by her father and her brother Arthur Dwayne Raulerson. She is survived by her mother and sister Eva Marie Raulerson, both of Sanderson; niece Cassandra (Chris) Albritton of Sanford, FL and nephew Billy Wayne Raulerson of Sanderson; two great-nieces. The funeral service to honor the life of Ms. Raulerson was held on July 8 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny with Rev. Davis Thomas, pastor of the Chrisdar Creek Cemetery in Sanderson. Johnnie Anderson James Conner Michael Hodges Linda Pass Teresa Raulerson Carolyn Kirkland ADD YOUR COMMUNITY EVENT TO THE ONLINE & PRINT CALENDAR ATbakercountypress.com WANT TO LEARN CPR & FIRST AID?The Baker County Health Department holds classes monthly.Call 259-6291 ext 5269 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon. Sat. at 8 pm8981 S. SR 228, Macclenny Obituaries and a photo are printed for free.
ursday, July 12, 2018 T B C P Page 11ALICIA LAMBORNEXTENSION OFFICE Apply online now to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to receive parasitic wasps called Tamarixia that will help protect your citrus trees from a dangerous disease. The wasps are friendly (they do not sting) and are so tiny that you might mistake them for gnats or small tures have a big job killing the invasive Asian citrus psyllid that spreads the fatal citrus greening disease. The psyllid carries the infection, which plugs the plants phloem, starves the tree and causes fruit to drop prematurely. Tamarixia wasps feed on the pest and lay eggs inside young psyllids, killing them and, hopefully, the bacteria that cause the disease. The Tamarixia release program is one of several tools researchers and growers use to slow the spread of citrus greening. The wasps are available free of charge to Florida residents. When you apply online to receive the wasps, the program will arrange for appropriate pickup dates and times from your local ExtenThe next delivery to the Baker County Extension Of3. Currently, Baker Councase of citrus greening and wed like to keep it that way. Apply now at: www.Fresh FromFlorida.com/TRAJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgMeridian Behavioral Health in Macclenny has a key drug to treat opioid addiction thats available for low copays with most insurance. Known as Vivitrol, the non-addictive medication is administered through a monthly injection that blocks opioid receptors in the brain to kill both cravings for opiate-based drugs like heroin and oxycodone A product of the Irish drug manufacturer Alk ermes, Vivitrol has been than the oral version with the same active ingredient naltrexone. According to research by the National Institute of Health published in 2010, there were tentative indications of superior outcomes for heroin-dependent patients treated with long-acting injectable naltrexone compared to oral naltrexone. However, researchers noted that addiction counseling was also used to treat those with severe dependency, which is something cited by the drugs sales represenpresentation at the county health department on July 9. Mr. Duffey has been with Alkermes for the last four years and now mar kets Vivitrol to substance abuse treatment providers in North Florida and South Georgia, including Meridian here. The non-addictive medication is designed to prevent from opioid and alcohol use. It should only be administered by a healthcare professional as part of a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program with psychological support. The drug was approved by the FDA for treatment of alcohol addiction in 2006 and for opioid addiction in 2009. It costs about $1400 per dose. The copay for patients with Medicaid is just $3 and Florida Blue covers it with that under-insured patients can apply to receive it at no cost. Nine out of 10 plans cover it very well, said Mr. Duffey. He said some patients stop taking the injections after three to six months while others continue the injections for a year or more, which is more typical. There are risks associated with Vivitrol, however. Patients getting injections can develop a low tolerance for opioids and therefore if they take too much of an opioid in the future, they could overdose very easily. Cases of opioid overdose with fatal outcomes have been reported in patients who used opioids at the end of a dosing interval, after missing a scheduled dose or after discontinuing treatment, reads the important safety information of the Vivitrol brochures passed out at the meeting. setting the right expectation, counseling appropriately. ... Theyll be learning their triggers and stressors when theyre on Vivitrol ... Thats why counseling is so important. They can work through whats going on in their environment ... In other health news: The health departments pre-diabetes class information session was rescheduled to July 24 at 5:30 p.m. The Type 2 diabetes pre vention program will be led by the departments Luisa Fajardo. She said it targets residents 45 years or older who have not been diagnosed with diabetes, who have a family history of Type 2 diabetes, are overweight or not physically active. Women whove had gestational diabetes during pregnancy are also being targeted for the program. The information meeting will also include a free pre-diabetes screening and the program will focus on healthy eating and exercise. The year-long program will start with weekly classes that will become more infrequent as the year goes on, she said, adding that the group setting should give participants extra support during the process. If you dont have that its really hard to make this kind of lifestyle change, said Ms. Fajardo. For more information, call (904) 653-5246. Tobacco quitting assistance is also available. A six-week Quit Your Way class will start up July 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the health department. The weekly classes are one hour and include free nicotine replace ment therapy and other resources to help quit smoking, vaping or chewing tobacco. Not everyone quits on the You can come as you need to, said department spokes man Jose Morales. Theres also a one-day, two-hour class option for those without regular transportation, he said. Registration is required. Call (904) 482-0189 to do so. Fatherhood classes for new dads are available on Mondays and Fridays at the health department from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Theyll focus eracy, career and education development and other support services. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. The program is sponsored by the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition. Call Jack Johnson at (904) 303-9684 for more information. Healthy Start is also distributing reminder bracelets and car thermometers to help reduce the number of children left in hot cars during the summer. Baker County Healthy Start coordinator Stephanie Bechtel said 37 children have died nationally after being left inside hot vehicles. In 10 minutes, she said, cars can heat up 20 degrees. She also sought volunteers to become trained cerThe four-day training is September 26-29 and costs $85 through the Safe Kids of Northeast Florida organization. She said there are only the county now, which limits how many car seat safety checks events can be held. Those interested can email Ms. Bechtel at stephThe 5th annual Baby Buggy Park Walk in the Park organized by the Healthy Start coalition for National Infant Mortality Month will be Sep tember 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Klutho Park in Jacksonville. ElderSource is offering financial assistance to low-income seniors on Medicare for Part D medication copays and premiums. To qualify individual monthly income must be below $1518, or $2058 for couples, with assets below $14,100, or $28,150 for couples. Call (904) 391-6674 for more details. 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ursday, July 12, 2018 T B C P Page 12JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR email@example.comBCHS Lady Wildcat volleyball players have been getting some sand between their toes in recent weeks. Its not from lazy summer days at the beach, however. The volleyball program has been hard at work at the Knabb Sports Complexs sand volleyball courts for summer practice because ting a new coat of wax. The sand courts on June 28, and returned to the courts the afternoon of June 9 following July. The team has braved both the rain and heat while playing tournaments consisting of teams of three to four players each during the sessions. Fifth-year head coach Ashley Holton said the players have enjoyed the change in scenery despite the some times adverse conditions. I think theyre having fun with it. I see a lot more chemistry, bonding going on out here, she said Tuesday. ... Every day somebodys having a bonding experience while being out here, so it looks like were all getting to know each other and having a good time. The sandy surface also Cats would not gain from normal sessions in the gym. Obviously sand is going to give you a better leg workout, coach Holton said. Im hoping with us being out here for the past two weeks being on the sand ... our legs are going to get stronger. Were going to be able to more of an advantage. Were building our endurance being out here. Rising senior Madison Barton has seen the imIts helping us become quicker, jump higher be cause the sand is absorbent to energy. You can run and dive and go nowhere, Bara workout but were definitely improving. You can see a lot of peoples shots are improving, a lot of peoples mechanics are improving. Its kind of a blessing in disguise. The outdoor practices are a continuation of the summer program that started in early June and runs through the end of July. Coach Holton said more than 20 players have attended each practice, and that she and assistant coach Travis Barton are excited about the consistently large turnout. Its going to be very tough for tryouts. Very, very tough to make decisions this year, coach Holton said. Tryouts are scheduled for August 1-2. Summer volleyball camp In preparation of tryouts, the Lady Cats are scheduled to host the 2018 Summer Volleyball Camp on July 17 and 19 at the BCHS gym. The camp is open to incoming sixth to ninth graders and will run from 5-7 p.m. both days. Players will work on every skill necessary for volleyball, including hitting, serving, setting and passing, coach Holton said. Everything there is for volleyball theyre going to work on it, she explained. Registration is $40 per player and the camp will be limited to 30 players. Participants will also receive a T-shirt. Players can be registered coach Holton said. For more information, contact coach Holton at (904) 327-9906 or by email at ashley.holton@bakerk12. org. 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 Purchase these photos at www.bakercountypress.com Photos by Jon ShumakeBri Walton drops down in anticipation of the ball during Tuesdays session.Kennady Godwin returns the volley. Eden FarmerLady Cats move to sand courtsJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Baker County Barracudas YMCA swim team set 30 personal records in their third meet of the season held July 7 at the Barco Newton YMCA. The Barracudas were outscored 1113-274 by the hosting drupled Baker Countys roster size of 17 competitors. Baker County won 10 of the 28 events in which it had swimmers, Logan Thomas set a personal record in one of his teamage groups 100 individual medley (1:40.44) and 50 back stroke with a time of 1:12.47. stroke with a personal best time of 1:04.11. His fourth-place time of 45.67 in the 50 freestyle was also a personal record. Payton Thomas improved her times in all three events in ton Thomas (30.78) and Ashlyn Thomas (40.90) both swam personal bests in the Female 6-and-under 25 breaststroke. 30.78, while Ashlyn Thomas clocked in at 38.62. Ashlyn Thomas won the 25 freestyle with a best time of 25.93, edging out Payton Thomas, who took second at 26.06. Natalie Taylor claimed first with personal records in the Female 11-12 100 medley (1:29.79) and 50 backstroke (41.22). Peyton Rosepilers record time of 43.93 earned her third in the latter event. Rosepiler also set personal marks with second-place outings in both the age groups 50 freestyle (34.56) and 50 breaststroke (50.81). Mikenzie OHara fourth-place time of 1:11.60 in the breaststroke was also her best time. In the Men 11-12 50 freestyle, Collin Richmond (35.75) and William Nickles (38.42) swept the top two positions with personal records. The two also bettered their times in the age groups 100 individual medley as Richmond (1:40.21) took second and Nickles (1:59.99) third. Nickles swam a second-place time of 46.85 in the age groups 50 backstroke. Richmond improved his time in the Men Open 100 breaststroke with a sixth-place outing of 1:47.46. division, and improved his times in both the 25 breaststroke (29.59) and 25 freestyle (26.53). Garrett McIntosh also swam personal records in both events, taking third in the breastAlexander Sweet also swam a time of 29.31 in the age clocking in at 1:00.44. (1:14.47) claimed ninth as they both set personal records in the Female 9-10 50 backstroke. spectively, in two events. Claire Nickles clocked in at 45.37 and Dinkins bettered her time to 51.72 in the age groups 50 freestyle, and the former swam a time of 1:01.00 and the latter touched in at 1:33.77 in the 50 breaststroke. OHaras recorded a personal best in the Female 11-12 50 freestyle with a time of 46.72. The Female Open 200 freestyle relay team swam a thirdplace time of 2:22.87. stroke with a pair of personal bests. and OHara clocked in an 11th-place time of 2:03.74. seventh, Neri (1:19.51) claimed ninth and Small (1:32.44) came in 13th. The Barracudas are scheduled to return to the YMCA pool on Lowder Street for a home meet on July 14.Barracudas set 30 best timesLose to larger teamJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR email@example.com South Sectional Championships held July 6-9 at the OConnell Center in Gainesville. A-Final reserved for the fastest eight times in the preliminary event with a time of 2 minutes, 10.47 seconds. provement from his preliminary time. He also swam in the Knight scored 29 points at the meet, helping the Episco387 points. In addition to the three events in which he competed in the Men 100 breaststroke (1:14.07), Men 50 freestyle (25.50) and Men 100 freestyle (56.50). His time in the 50 freestyle was a slight improvement on his personal best. Trent Mobley also competed in two preliminary events for AmberJax. He swam a personal record time of 1:14.44 in the Men 100 breaststroke, and clocked in at 33.75 in the Men 50 breaststroke.Range closureThe Lewis D. Whitaker Osceola shooting range in Lake City will be closed July 16 through August 13. The berms will be repaired due to erosion from last years Hurricane Irma. For more informa tion, call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) re gional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.Knight qualies for nals in three races ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon. Sat. @ 8 pm 8981 S. SR 228, Macclenny Meeting Monday @ 6:30 pm 93 N. 5th St., Macclenny
ursday, July 12, 2018 T B C P Page 13JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgBaker Countys junior softball little league all-star in the state after splitting its four games at the 2018 State of Florida Championship Tournament held July 6-8 in St. Augustine. The ladies, who earlier won the Section 3 and District 11 championships to advance to the five-team state tournament, won their Brevard on July 6 and 17-4 over Apopka the following morning. Baker County fell to runner-up Ft. Myers 8-6 in its second game on July 7. The team ended its tournament run with a 13-8 loss to state champion Keystone/West Tampa/Bayshore, and it was the only team to score against the eventual state champion. They played outstanding, head coach William Sullivan said about his team on Monday. ... Just the combination of pitching and defense, he added about what made the team successful. Fell a little short but they really performed good all weekend. Keystone/West Tampa/ Bayshore, the Section 7 and District 6 winner, advances to the Southeastern Region tournament beginning July 19 in Salisbury, N.C. In other little league action: After holding off Navy Ortega Leagues sixth-inning surge to force a winnertake-all game for the major baseball District 11 championship, Baker Countys own late rally came up short in the title contest. NOL withstood Baker Countys three-run two-out rally in the sixth inning to hold on to a 10-6 victory in the District 11 title game on July 3 at Highlands Little League. After starting the top of the sixth inning with two strikeouts, Baker County cut into the deficit with a two-run double and a bases-loaded walk. A new pitcher for NOL entered the game a strikeout, ending Baker Countys tournament run with the bases loaded. NOL pulled ahead with a 6-2 lead by scoring three innings. NOL scored on a and two-run single in the second inning to take the commanding lead after Baker County plated two runs in the top of the second frame. The eventual district champions added one insurance run in the fourth build cushion before Baker the sixth inning. WILDCAT FOOTBALL SEASON PASSHOLDERSTickets available for purchase July 27 August 2 in the Baker County High School front o ce from 7:30 am 2:30 pmTickets must be purchased by the season pass holder owner. Tickets not purchased will be placed in a lottery open to the public. Lottery entries available August 6-10 in the BCHS front o ce. Lottery drawing will be held August 24 at the home football game. For information call 259-0345 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 email@example.com Youth Fee: $75 football $100 cheerleaders**Includes uniform feeSATURDAYSthrough July 14 9 am -1 pmFootball ages 6-13 | Cheer ages 5-13 by September 1, 2018 JON SHUMAKE | SPORTS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgOne former BCHS Lady Wildcat softball star earned recognition for her work in the classroom. An ex-Cat baseball star continued his summer league season, while a former game of the season in his absence. Brandie Callaway was named to the National Junior College The honor was the latest in a growing list of accolades for the BCHS Class of 2016 graduate. She was also named Tallahassee Community Colleges Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2017-2018 and she was voted to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Team by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America, according to a press release. Callaway, a nursing major, was the lone softball player from a Florida College System Activities Association member school to make the list for District 1, which consists of 22 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, according to an article on www.tcceagles.com. team. Pitcher Jared Crews fell to 0-2 on the season on July 6 as his Fayetteville SwampDogs lost 6-4 to the hosting Morehead City Marlins after building a 4-1 lead. Crews allowed two earned runs on four hits over 3 1/3 innings in a relief appearance. He also recorded one strikeout in the 14 batters he faced. The SwampDogs topped the visiting Lexington County on July 12 at the Peninsula Pilots. Linebacker Bear Woods Toronto Argonauts won their Edmonton Eskimos 20-17. The Argos (1-2), who are still without Woods as he remains on the teams six-game injured list, are scheduled to visit the Eskimos (2-2) on July 13 at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. JON SHUMAKEThe Columbia Crush ers 10-and-under travel softball team will hold a car wash on July 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Baker Salvage to raise money for the team to attend the USA Nationals Tournament in Montgomery, AL. The Crusher have about a half-dozen players from Baker County on its roster. Baker Salvage is located at 7182 E. Mount Vernon St. in Glen St. Mary. Crushers car wash Purchase these photos at www.bakercountypress.com Photos by Joel AddingtonAnsley Hodges slides into third base during the 2018 State of Florida Championship Tournament.Megan Sullivan res the pitch. Serenity Jackson Gracie RhodenJunior all-stars nish third in stateBoys fall to NOL Callaway named to All-Academic teamFORMER CATS
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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 Accepting Applications: NorthCentral Florida Operating Engineers accepting applications for Heavy Equipment Apprenticeship Program. CDL Class A applicants needed. Email amandajatc673@ aol.com or call 904-693-8094, Monday Thursday, 9:00 am 3:00 pm for more information. 7/5-7/19p 28 year established contracting rm with full benets is now accepting applications for qualied applicants. Gateway Contracting, Inc. offers health insurance, vacation, paid holidays and 401k benets, and provides stability, training, and growth for our employees. We are growing and have the need to ll the following positions. If you are interested and qualify, please apply online at www.gatewaycontractinginc.com. FULL-TIME POSITION AVAILABLE: Parts/Material RUNNER. Qualied applicants must have good driving record and pass background check. DFWP Call (904) 388-4799. 6/21-7/12c Book keeper/receptionist wanted, part-time, experience necessary. 904-259-6431. 7/12-8/2p Leasing agent wanted, Monday Friday, 8:30 am 12:30 pm, $10/ hour, bring resume to Baker Manor, EOE, DFW. 904-259-6008. 7/12-7/19p Helper, Trainee wanted, Monday Friday, full-time, self motivated, drug free workplace, good drivers license. 904-503-1111. 7/12-7/19 Aviation Grads work with JetBlue, United, Delta, and others. Start here with hands on training for FAA cer tication. Financial aid if qualied. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-2649. 7/12p P. Marin Harvesting, Inc. is seeking 30 people to temporarily plant and harvest tomato and bell pepper and eld work in Henderson, Polk, and Rutherford Counties, NC 05/01/2018 to 10/31/2018. Piece rates may be offered depending on crop activity, but $11.46 an hr.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 nearest state workforce agency or Primitivo Marin @ (863) 368-1671 and mention job number 10834206. 7/12-7/19p MECHANIC III: The Baker County Board of County Commissioners will be accepting applications for the position of Mechanic III. We will accept applications until the position is lled. Considerable knowledge in the repair and maintenance of a wide range of heavy equipment, heavy trucks, light trucks and small engines is a must for this position. Must be able to carry out complex oral and written instructions and maintain accurate records. Minimum requirements: 3 years experience in the repairs and maintenance of heavy equipment along with at least one year in a shop supervisory position, a high school diploma or GED and a valid State of Florida Class B CDL. Any trade school or approved certications in welding, air conditioning, automotive electrical, hydraulics, diesel repair or rebuild is a plus. Only qualied applicants need to apply. References are required. Must be able to pass background check to supervise an inmate crew.This is a full-time position @ 40 hours per week with all fulltime benets including holidays, paid time off, state retirement etc. Salary for this position is $31,200 annually/$15.00 hourly. Applications and job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Ofce located at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida, 32063 or online at www.bakercounty. org/jobs. Baker County is a drug free workplace and an EEO employer. 7/12-7/26c Sunstate Harvesters, Inc. is seeking 120 people to temporarily harvest watermelons in Sussex & Kent Counties, DE 07/15/2018 to 09/20/2018. Piece rates may be offered depending on crop activity, but $12.05 an hr.is guaranteed. of contract guaranteed. 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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Ever since then its just been my biggest commitment. Im so happy I can do what I really love to do. The Macclenny resident said she had been in contact with Palm Beach State College head coach Timothy Drew Colvin, a BCHS graduate, since playing club volleyball during her freshman year. Barton initially liked Coker University because its location felt like Baker County, and she said she had her mind made up be fore the visit to Palm Beach State College. So then I went [to Palm Beach State College] and completely fell in love with the school, said Barton, who plans to major in chemistry and pursue a career in cant deny something thats like right there in front of your face. Its literally perIm super excited. She toured the campus and town homes in which the Panther volleyball players live during the visit. She said she liked the schools atmosphere and the volleyball programs coaches. [Coker] was just Baker in a bigger sense, in a college sense, so it felt like home. But then I went to West Palm and I found out its a different home, Barton said. Still in Florida. Still in the sun. I just connected with the school a lot more than I did Coker. I just found it more me. The Panthers compete in the Southern Conference of the Florida State College Activities Association, which is a body of the National Ju nior College Athletic Association Division I, Region 8. Palm Beach State College had three straight winning seasons, including consecutive seasons of at least 22 wins in 2015-16, before going 10-17 in 2017. Bartons commitment added her name to the growing list of BCHS student-athletes in the Class of 2019 who have already committed to college. She joined football player Tyler Burnsed (Troy) and base ball players Colby Kennedy (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) and Michael Davis (Trinity Baptist College). BCHS volleyball head coach Ashley Holton has coached for four years to commit to playing in college. Were excited for her. I know thats she excited. Shes worked hard. Shes earned it, coach Holton said. ... She loves the game. She truly loves it and thats why shes getting the scholarship. But before she moves on to the college ranks, Barton Lady Cat. I have a really good feeling were going to do really good this year. I have a really good feeling were going to win districts, Barton said. I dont know how far well go, but this year is one of the best years weve had in a long time. FILE PHOTO Madison Barton (right) spikes the ball over the net.Barton to Palm BeachCommits following June visit Subscribe online www.bakercountypress.com SPOT A STROKE StrokeAssociation. org
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