The Baker County press

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The Baker County press
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Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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Macclenny, FL
Baker County Press, Inc., James C. McGauley- Publisher
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Began Apr. 12, 1929.
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AUGUST 16Breast cancer awareness training 10:30 a.m. noon A breast cancer awareness training Learn Your Lemons will be held at the Baker County Council on Aging Transportation Center located at 9264 Buck Starling Road (right behind the Winn-Dixie) from 10:30 until noon. Meet Dr. Gary Bowers, Surgical Oncologist (Retired) who will answer questions about breast cancer. This is the rst of six trainings. Other dates include October 18, December 13, February 21, April 18 and June 20. This is a wonderful opportunity to speak with someone in the know! Womans Club kicko for 2018-19 season 10:30 a.m. noon The GFWC Womans Club of Macclenny will kick o their 2018-2019 season with their BAKER COUNTY COMMISSIONCounty auditor: potential for fraudPage 7 Season previewPage 15 AT AGLANCE THINGS TO DO MORE NEWS $1200 donated Page 9 Go vote ...bakercountypress.comWho do you support in the District 10 Florida House race?Chuck Brannan (R) 82% Marc Vann (R) 9% Ronald Williams II (D) 9%Makes Ole Miss squad See page 16 See page 3 JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe Press garnered 15 awards in several categories at the Florida Press Associations 2017 Better Weekly Newspaper Contest awards luncheon in Orlando on August 10, including three first-place honors for photographer Jud Johnson, editorial cartoonist Ed Hall and managing editor Joel Addington. All entries were published in 2017 and all but one competed in the 5000to-13,000 circulation division. The exception came in the community service category which combined that division with the 13,000-and-up circulation division. The Better Weekly Newspaper Contest drew 1439 separate entries from 65 newspapers statewide. the general news category highlighted a permit application submitted to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to use treated sewage sludge from wastewater treatment plants in the region to fertilize the 280-acre Regtery Road. County commissioners, who werent aware of the permit application before the initial story was published, soon moved to tighten local notice require ments and the permit application was later withdrawn for consideration by the state. A judge commented that The Press coverage of the initial permit application and the reactions of the public and commissioners shows the impact of good, solid local journalism. This reporter and newspaper had an impact on their community through their coverage of this issue. The continuing coverage by Mr. Addington and government reporter Mike Anderson about the fall out from the application also won second place in the community service category with encing change regarding a particularly continued reporting and calling foul when it was much needed. Mr. Addingtons resulting column about the poor public notice require ments for such issues placed second in the contests serious column category. His story about an unsuccessful ef fort to place a Union Army monument a time when many were calling for the removal of Confederate monuments took third place in the community history category, as did his comprehen sive coverage of a major breaking news described an entry on Hurricane Irma in the breaking news category. Photo by Joel AddingtonPictured from left: Sports editor Jon Shumake, photographer Jud Johnson, managing editor Joel Addington, graphic designer Jessica Prevatt and government reporter Mike Crews pose with the numerous awards won by the newspaper.Press wins 15 statewide awards MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Three days after county commissioners approved increases last week in a yearly assessment to fund the fire department over the next five years, starting with a 166 percent increase from $30 to $80 next year, they voted to maintain the status quo on property taxes. During a special board meeting at 5 p.m. August 10, commissioners unanimously voted to set the maximum operating millage (tax rate) for 201819 at the current level of 7.2916, or about $7.29 for every $1,000 of taxable valuation. The board could have chosen a rate ranging from 7.1472, the so-called rolled back rate to generate the same amount of revenue as this year $6,250,247 to a maximum of 10 mills, which would produce $8.7 million. Instead, the four commissioners present (Commissioner Jimmy Anderson was absent) unanimously agreed to stick with the current rate, which county finance director Cheryl Rewis said would bring in $6,376,525 in tax revenue next year, including an additional $126,278 due to a 5.7 percent increase in taxable value countywide. The total increase in tax revenue will actually amount to $343,958 next year, however, because the county made its last payment of $236,745 in the current budget to reim burse the school district for a tax collectors error several years ago. But even with $343,958 in additional tax income, a budget summary presented to the board by Ms. Rewis last Friday reflected a deficit of $480,955, which commissioners showed zero intent to balance with a tax hike. I have no interest in raising the millage rate at all, said Commissioner James Bennett, evidently reflecting the will of his fellow board members. After the meeting was Board holds the line on tax rateSee page 2 See page 2JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe Republican candidates for state house District 10 joined The Press for a question-and-answer session last week, addressing tax cuts, water quality, medical marijuana and funding for education and infrastructure. Marc Vann of Lake City and Chuck Brannan of Macclenny, who seek to replace term-limited Florida House Representative Elizabeth Porter (R-Lake City), of fered little in terms of new ideas or bold changes theyd like to see in state government. Rather they pledged to continue pursuing GOP priorities like cutting taxes, protecting privately-run but publicly-funded charter schools, encouraging not mandating environmen tally-friendly policies and practices and brining more infrastructure and econom ic development funding to the district. The candidates had a minute to respond to nine questions as well as longer opportunities to address voters during opening and closing statements. The dual-interview was recorded on video, which can be viewed at www.bakercoun PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Republican state house District 10 candidates Marc Vann of Lake City (right) and Chuck Brannan of Macclenny. House candidates Q&ASee page 4 Three occupants of a mobile home north of criminal charges after several deputies went to the squalid residence the morning of August 9 to serve two warrants. man, who heads up the county drug force, said they found Richard Albert Arrests at vile trailerSee page 2 Richard Davis


Page 2 T B C P ursday, August 16, 2018curing guns in the home, received this reaction from a judge: Wow. Just Wow. Congratulations on such a powerful cartoon. A front page photo spread from the Olustee Battle, shot by Mr. Johnson, captured tremendous variety and great composition in each of the 14 images that are part of this spread. Nice job on the front page layout, too, a judge commented. Mr. Johnsons photo of Paige powering his way through defenders won second place in the sports photo category. Of the many football shots in this category, this one captures the game at suit, said a judge. He also won the third place prize for portfolio photography for doing an excellent job of diving deep into his subjects, creating a portfolio of work that in cludes some very impressive photography spreads on a single subject. The sports shots really capture the drama and movement of the moment, a judge commented. Mr. Johnsons image of a candlelight vigil held following the vehicular death of Ahearn placed third in the spot news photo category as well. make won second place for his strong and punchy writing, in the words of one judge, about the Wildcat nals victory in the spot sport news category. His series of photos from the opening day of Little League for the photo series in one issue category put the fun and excitement of team building on full display, said a judge. third for a sports feature about a junior football player, Ben Anderson, who took the tuba with the band. What an amazing story. Wonderfully written, was a judges reaction. Graphic designer Jessica Prevatt also won second place for a complex graphic she illustrated about the budgets, personnel and spe cial assessments, as well as the plans for each in the zen committee who studied needs in both departments. overall graphic design as well. From page 1Press: 1st in general news, cartoon, photosDavis, 58, sitting in the liv ing room on Abernathy Circle near a drug pipe and a mirror with what was be lieved to be drug residue on it. Mr. Davis was served warrants for sale of meth to a undercover buyer back in June. A second occupant, Dwight Davis Jr., 32, was arrest ed for possession of what was described as a box of drug paraphernalia found in his bed room. Both Richard la Crews, 39, were taken to jail charged with felony child neglect afthrough the trailer noting uninhabitable conditions including dried dog feces on the bed of one of two juvenile girls living there and raw human sewage underneath the The report quoted a next-door neighbor as say ing she regularly cooked for two girls, ages 11 and 16 who were also living there, and washes their clothes because their mother Ms. Crews is usually asleep. With a case worker from the Department of Children and Families present, Ms. Crews tested positive for meth at county jail. In other recent drug-re lated cases, Deputy Jared topher Tucker, 25, of Macclenny for trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after stopping his vehicle for blocking traffic on Grissclenny late on August 6. Mr. Tucker was booked for having 60 grams of pot, a weighing scale and baggies, resulting in felony charges. Two occupant of the car that smelled heavily of pot smoke, Batavian Griffin, 23, of Macclenny and Keonna Coger, 18, not charged. Michael Lee, 28, of Decatur, GA was jailed early on Patrick McGauley stopped his 2011 Chevrolet on I-10 near Macclenny for speeding and swerving in lanes. He was charged with possession of handguns found on the front seat and in a door pocket, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Deputy Jeffrey Davis arrested Bertha Mae Tolbert, 44, of Jacksonville for having drugs and alcohol in her Ford Expedition when she visited her boyfriend at Baker Correctional on August 11. Police were called to who discovered the banned items that included two bottles of beer and several pot cigarettes while canvassing the parking lot. Detective Keith Parker ton, 35, of Macclenny the evening of August 7 for purchasing what he believed to be Hydrocodone from an undercover seller. Officers observed the transaction that involved three pills for $21 near the The pills were placebos that resembled the drug in appearance. adjourned, Ms. Rewis said removing a tax increase from consideration left commissioners with just two options to fix the revenue shortage: Cut the budget or dip into reserves. taken a firm stand against drawing the countys cash reserves below $4 million, which is just about where it stands right now, it appears as though the solution will be to trim the budget. Mr. Bennett called on the board during the previous meeting August 7 to balance the budget with existing revenue, rather than higher tax es or reserves. The commission scheduled a budget workshop to do just that at 4 p.m. August 21, one hour prior to the next regular board meeting. Once a maximum property tax rate is established it may be reduced but commissioners are statutorily prohibited from increasing it before final adoption of a The new fiscal year begins October 1. The special session last Friday was necessitated by an administrative oversight that failed to include the tax issue on the August 7 regular board agenda, which included a public hearing at the courthouse that evening on the fire assessment issue. Under state law, the maximum millage rate had to be determined and reported to the property appraisers office by August 13, and the county commission wasnt scheduled to meet again in regular session until August 21. We should not be in that position, said Mr. Anderson on August 7, alluding to the need for the special meeting three days later to meet the deadline. He also sought to no avail how much the county would have in cash carry forward at the end of the fiscal year. At this time I dont know, said Ms. Rewis. Im not real sure. I feel good with it, but I cant guarantee it and set out a figure. But 4. Mr. Bennett also called for a carry forward projection sooner rather than later. You can caveat it all you want, but I think its reasonable for us to have some level of projection on what we think it will be. If that helps offset [the deficit] that could very well change the conversation, he said. Well lay all cards out next meeting, responded Ms. Rewis. Site in play for Sanderson fire station Following the budget and tax discussion on August 10, board chairman Bobby received a call recently from Darryl Register, executive director of the Baker County Development Commission, about possibly providing a site for a new fire station in The county has been looking for a suitable site to build a fire and rescue station to replace an old, inadequateplan for future improve ments in the county fire department funded by an an nual special assessment. ister told him that the development commission or a private landowner in the area may be able to offer the site. It might come to us at a reduced cost like free, the chairman said with a big grin on his face. He said he would report back with additional information at a later date. From page 1 Dwight Davis Jr. Sheila Crews 1$2,500 minimum deposit is required for opening the Money Market Account. Annual Percentage Yield (APY) of 1.50% is guaranteed for 6 months from account opening date. The Money Market account must be opened with new money or monies not currently held at Fidelity Bank. After 6 months, the Money Market Annual Percentage Yields apply. They are today: the APY is 0.15% for balances up to $24,999.99. For balances from $25,000 to $49,999.99, the APY is 0.20%. For balances from $50,000 to $99,999.99, the APY is 0.25%. For balances of $100,000 to $249,999.99 the APY is 0.25%. For balances $250,000 and above, the APY is 0.30%. APYs are accurate as of 7/25/2018. Rates are subject to change at anytime. A monthly maintenance fee of $10 applies if the balance falls below the minimum daily balance requirement of $2,500 for a Business Money Market account. A monthly maintenance fee of $6 applies if the balance falls below the minimum daily balance requirement of $1,000 for a Personal Money Market account. Six withdrawals per statement period are permitted. There is an excessive withdrawal fee of $10 for each additional withdrawal of any type. Fees could reduce the earnings 2Annual Percentage Yield (APY) of 1.60% for 12 months, 1.80% for 18 months, and 2.00% for 24 months is accurate as of 7/25/2018 and is subject to change at any time. Minimum balance to open and obtain limited time. Penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. No public funds or managed funds are eligible. Rates to Roar About 888.248.LION (5466)$500 Minimum Deposit, up to $250,000 per Customer 12 Month1.60%APY224 Month2.00%APY21.80%APY218 MonthCD Rates$2,500 Minimum Deposit, up to $250,000 per customer.1.50%APY1Money Market Rates Like us on Facebook! GET READY FOR BACK TO School! 50%OFF All Computers & Laptops 50%OFFAll Wind Instruments259-78001159 S. 6th Street Macclenny From page 1Tax rate: County to hold the lineArrests: Trailersinside was squalidCub Scout enrollmentBoys entering into grades K through 5th grade are invited to sign up for the Pack 555 program for the coming year. It will be held the evening of Tuesday, August 21 from 6:30-7:30 at Macclenny Elementary. family memories wrapped up on once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Activities emphasize character development, citizen training and personal fitness all the while having fun. For more information, contact committee chair Ann Harrell, 904-8946197 or Cubmaster Kim Archer, 904-759-7509. The GFWC Womans Club of Macclenny will season with their AnnuThursday, August 16th, from 10:30 a.m. 12:00 noon at the Clubhouse lodially invited to attend and bring a friend.Womens club coee ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon. Sat. @ 8 pm 8981 S. SR 228, Macclenny Meeting Monday @ 6:30 pm 93 N. 5th St., Macclenny Womens Center of Jax24HOUR RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273


ursday, August 16, 2018 T B C P Page 3 rfnntbb b AC REPAIR SPECIALnbANY AIR CONDITIONING REPAIRSPlus tax, if applicable. Not valid with other offers. Coupon valid at vehicle check-in. See dealer for offer details. Expires 8/31/18. Find more great deals at WWW.BURKINSCHEVY.COM OIL CHANGEPLUS A MULTI-POINT VEHICLE INSPECTIONUp to 5 qt. of oil. On most vehicles. Plus tax, if applicable. Not valid with other offers. Coupon valid at vehicle check-in. See dealer for offer details. Expires 8/31/18. rr FREE TIRE ROTATIONWITH PURCHASE OF 4 TIRES & OIL CHANGEReceive free tire rotation with purchase of oil change and 4 tires for the life of the tires. Not valid with any other offers. Must present coupon at time of service Expires 8/31/18. THINGS TO DOAnnual Membership Coee from 10:30 a.m. noon at the Clubhouse located at 144 S. Fifth St. All ladies are cordially invited to attend and bring a friend. AUGUST 17Learn Florida-friendly landscaping 10 a.m. 12:00 pm A Florida-friendly landscaping class will be oered from 10 a.m.-noon with great resources to help you be successful in your yard, whether you are new to Florida gardening or not. Topics include common mistakes, landscaping tips and top performing plants for our area of Florida. Participants will receive two gardening books and a plant of their choice. Cost is $10 per person and preregistration is required by calling 259-3520 or online at https://growing-greenthumbs.eventbrite.comAUGUST 18AYF Football Jamboree 9 a.m. Cat Den, Timber Trail Sanderson The Cat Den in Sanderson hosts the Jacksonville AYF Football and Cheer Conferences jamboree. Games are scheduled to kick o from 9 a.m. to 4:55 p.m.AUGUST 21Congressman Lawsons sta visits 9 a.m. 1 p.m. CareerSource 1184 S. Sixth St., Macclenny Sta for U.S. Representative AL Lawson (FL-05) will host mobile oce hours every 3rd Tuesday of the month, at the CareerSource NEFL Baker County Conference Room, 1184 S. Sixth St., Macclenny, FL 32063, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., August 21, 2018. Congressman Lawsons sta will be on hand to help with program updates from FEMA, the Small Business Administration, and other federal agencies. Sta will return October 16. AUGUST 24BCHS Wildcats vs St. Augustine 7 p.m. Memorial Stadium From page 1 Want a Lift? Lift Chair Headquarters KICK BACK & RELAX... it also helps you up BAKER SQUARE SHOPPING CENTERMacclenny || 259-5655 1443 S. 6th St. Macclenny259-8484Mon. Fri. 9-6, Saturday 9-3 Saturday 9-3 rf nt Carpet, Tile & Furniture Cleaning CALL 275-4379$953 ROOMS FORFREE IN-HOME ESTIMATES.Room size is less than 200 square feet. Minimum charge of $95. Expires September 14, 2018. BATON TWIRLING!Come experience the fun and excitement of Baton Twirling from the very best! BATON TWIRLING! The All-Stars Twirling Academy includes UFs Gatorette instructor June Stoeber! For more info call June 352-514-1362 SIGN UP & MINI-PRACTICEThursday, August 30Keller Intermediate Gymnasium Terrenia Staier, RealtorServing Baker County and Northeast Florida Cell 904-945-2488 xw904-964-5424603 E. Call Street Starke A Lake Butler woman was arrested the evening of August 11 for driving drunk when she sideswiped another vehicle in south MaTrooper K.A. Hilliard also charged Melissa Coleman, 36, with felony cruelty to a child because her 8-year-old son was in the vehicle with her at the time. Ms. Coleman had just exited Interstate 10 east her Kia continued west onto Woodlawn Road and struck a Ford pick up truck driven by Teresa Moore, 35, of Macclenny waiting for a green arrow to turn left. on Woodlawn, but shortly after returned to the scene and was parked behind the pickup when police arrived. Trooper Robinson said Ms. Coleman had a very strong odor of alcohol, and exhibited poor balance when she exited her car. The was quoted as saying, Mommy was drink ing and driving; she does that a lot, while inquiring if drinking was making her con fused. The trooper then drove Ms. Coleman to Lake Butler for a breath test because the machine at county jail was not operating, and noted in his report her behavior ranged from contrite to belligerent, and before she eventually refused to submit to the test she offered him from $100 to $500 to let her go. The boy was turned over to family members and the Department of Children and In another DUI that same evening, Trooper K. Robinson arrested Kimberly Beachem, 54, of Lake City in the west county after Depnear Baker Correctional. The trooper noted slurred and often intelligible speech as he questioned the driver, and that she nearly fell over while attempting to stand. was taken to Fraser Hospital for medical clearance due to her state of intoxication. FHP will await medical records to submit to the state attorney. Trooper C.C. Williams arrested Jeremy evening of August 7 at the intersection of Road south of Macclenny. Mr. Brown will face an additional charge vised to return by witnesses who drove up on him. He was taken into custody by Deputy Road. Trooper Williams said Mr. Brown adnoted he exhibited common signs of intoxiand submitting to a breath test. Melissa ColemanDUI with son in vehicle PIZZA & POLITICSMONDAY, AUGUST 20Join us for an evening of good food, good company and conservative values!Contact President Lorelie Brannan for more information and to RSVP 904-233-7515 or email Third Annual The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and Baker County Council on Aging is once again sponsoring a senior citizen prom set for August 24 at 6 p.m. at the Ag Center. Fall in Love and the event will include food, music and dancing.Senior prom at Ag WANT TO LEARN CPR AND FIRST AID?The Baker County Health Department holds classes monthly.Call 259-6291 ext 5269 THE BAKER COUNT Y PRESS Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM


Page 4 T B C P ursday, August 16, 2018 a 16-year-old juvenile who lives at the same address were arrested on August 7 and charged with the theft from a pickup truck three days earlier. Austin West, 18, and the boy entered the vehicle belonging to Taylor Knapp and Nursery Road. Mr. Knapp called police after receiving a tip that the property was at the suspects residence on there, the suspects mother remarked that they had been expecting police, and she handed over the stolen property. Mr. West admit ted they went to the barn, and that the juvenile en tered the truck and removed the property. In another theft case, Deputy Taylor Baldwyn arrested David Voss, 21, of Orange Park for shoplifting two 12-packs of beer from Walmart the late evening of August 10 and just after midnight the following day. He was also charged with resisting police when handdoor of a patrol car. Mr. Voss refused sev eral requests to calm himself, and did so after being sprayed with pepper gas. or YouTube at It was moderated by the newspapers managing editor Joel Addington. The forum opened with a question about growing state revenues from more and more people about 1000 per day moving to Florida and record-setting numbers of tourists flock to the state. When asked where theyd like to see the additional money spent, the candidates gave slight variations on the same answer more development, more jobs and more commerce. Mr. Brannan, who touted his ties to the criminal justice system and the agricultural industry, said state and federal infrastructure roads, bridges, railroads, water and sewer systems and the like are crumbling and limiting job growth. You cant recruit good jobs and good businesses to Florida without good infrastructure, especially in our were passed over, he said. Lots of times businesses go to Ocala or Gainesville and further south. Were here on the Florida crown, a perfect junction of I-10 and I-75 and we miss out on a lot of good business opportunities. Florida has had a pretty good run, 20 or 25 years of good conservative leadership in Tallahassee. But ball, if we blink, Florida could become a state like New York or California ... Mr. Vann focused more on luring new commercial interests to the state and improving higher education. He was proud to say Columbia County got $3.5 million for a rail spur in the last year and more than $3 milCounty for an I-75 inter change project. We know in North Florida that job potential is what we have to have. We have to people the opportunity to come back home to a place thats growing and improv ing, he said. To do that you also have to continue to improve our school system. I think the trade program established at Florida Gateway College is imperative. I dont think everyone needs a liberal arts degree but everyone needs an opportunity for growth ... Continuing on the topic of infrastructure, The Press then turned to Baker Counhow the candidates plan to bring state infrastructure dollars to the county. Mr. Vann responded by noting Rep. Porter, who has endorsed Mr. Vann, was successful at garnering some $1.5 million to aid in the City of Macclennys ongoing sewer rehabilitation work and pledged to support funding Hospital, which he called the lifeblood of the county and Macclenny. Mr. Brannan said he would continue to build strong relationships with state leaders and cited his existing connections with lawmakers in this region. He also said he would support the state hospital and other government employers in the region and work to get the city even more funding for its ailing sewer system. Ive spent a lifetime building relationships ... Im friends with all the sur rounding legislators, he said. ... Youve got to work with those folks. I can come in day one with those relationships already in place ... While both candidates spoke about the importance of bringing new jobs and businesses to Florida, some state lawmakers have fought state-funded economic de velopment programs, decrying them as corporate welfare for companies that sometimes dont meet the job creation or wage projections laid out to secure the incentives. The Press asked for the candidates views on the subject by posing the question: When do economic de velopment incentives turn into corporate welfare? Neither candidate was fully opposed to state economic development programs or incentives, which typically come in the form of land or infrastructure grants as well as tax incentives. But Mr. Brannan said he doesnt like the state picking winners and losers, especially when the company receiv ing public benefits would be competing with existing Florida businesses. able to compete with other states, he said. Other states are doing that [providing incentives]. You have Visit Florida here, Enterprise Florida, a big de bate in the legislature the last couple of years about those entities, said Mr. Brannan, referencing the state tourism and economic development agencies, the former of which paid $1 million to promote state tourism on social media, in a video and during concerts, according to the Miami Herald. That contract led to the resignation of Visit Floridas Nonetheless, Mr. Brannan favors keeping both agencies in place. If we have a hurricane in this state, we need to let [potential tourists] know, through those dollars, were back open. The fake news always makes it seem worse than it is, so you have to keep those tools in the toolbox, but Im very reluctant about picking and choosing when it comes to incentives to bring in business, he said. Mr. Vann, meanwhile, cited his experience on economic development and in frastructure boards in Columbia County. Ive been faced with that question several times over the last few years, he said. I have been a strong proponent of economic incentives for businesses that are not taking money away from for other things. He supports tax abatements for new construction and cited a Hobby Lobby store with 200,000-squarefeet that received a 10-year, $100,000 tax abatement deal to create 300 jobs and $350,000 in sales tax revenue. You have to look at the jobs its creating and deter mine whether it has value, said Mr. Vann. On the topic of education spending, the candidates mirrored each others posi tions. When asked if the state was adequately funding public education as called for in the state constitution, they appeared to agree, negating the second part of the question about what they would do to ensure adequate funding for schools in the future. Mr. Vann did, however, note how little Florida spends on education, saying the state falls in the lowest 25 percent in the country in terms of education funding. That doesnt necessarily mean its bad, said Mr. Vann. With all the resources we use for whatever goes on in the state of Florida we have to take every piece of it all our students. I like the voucher programs. I like the charter schools things going on. I like the fact that students are now given a choice and the state is saying we need to help pay for them wherever they chose to go to school ... Mr. Brannan called schools the bedrock of communities in North Florida, particularly in small counties that may have only one high school. He also supports the states school choice programs. Both candidates agreed on tax cuts as well, calling for the reduction or elimination of the states rental property tax. Mr. Brannan cited the fact that Florida cant compete with Georgia on that front because the Peach commercial leases. Georgia does have a state income tax to support its budget while Florida does not. Mr. Vann went further, advocating for a reduction in Floridas corporate in come tax. The more money thats available to grow our economy, the more everyone in said. The candidates then tack led environmental issues. Both said they generally Florida to protect the states tourism industry. They also agreed that nutrient pollution fouling lakes and rivers in Florida is something that needs to be addressed, but not with a heavy hand on farmers and ranchers who contribute to the problem and along with failing septic tank owners and residents who blanket their lawns with fertilizers. Mr. Brannan would prefer to see more education for those in the agriculture industry about best management practices to com bat the heavy nutrient loads making their way into rivers and coastal communities and causing toxic algae blooms. Hes opposed to any punitive measures against the agriculture industry, however. There in the Everglades Agricultural Area, Mr. Brannan said, referencing mostly sugar farmland south of Lake Okeechobee, theyve reduced their nuin the last 20 years I believe. Theyve done a pretty good job. Thats a people problem down there. Its septic tanks, its growth, its golf courses ... I dont want ag to take the blame for something thats everybodys fault. Mr. Vann took a similar view. We cant help that cattle have waste. We cant help the fact that farmers use fertilizer to grow ... At the same time, we have to work together for the future, he said. Our biggest issue is a water bill from two years ago that brought $50 million to help with the springs system in North Florida. It also is now requiring regulations that say that septic tanks to $13,000 or $14,000 each ... We have to work toward a plan that helps everybody and doesnt hurt people in the process of trying to help someone else. On the issue of medical marijuana, however, the Mr. Brannan had a long career in law enforcement and joked that he may still have marijuana residue on his hands from all the pot plants he helped seize He said medical marijuana has been voted and ought to be implemented, but that hes opposed to any expansion of Floridas medical marijuana laws or legalizing the drug for recreation al use, calling it the gateway to more dangerous drugs. Its where most people start, said Mr. Brannan. Mr. Vann voted for the state medical marijuana amendment and said he supports its use for medical purposes, but not for recreational use. Im not a doctor. Im not going to sit here and tell you what it does or doesnt do ... Our medical community has come out and said if used properly and used correctly ... its like a lot of other drugs on the street that help peo ple, he said. Im absolutely against transitioning to any recreational use. STARTING FRIDAY SCREEN 1PIERCE BROSNAN inFriday 7:00, 9:10 Saturday 4:45, 7:00, 9:10 Sunday 4:45, 7:00 Wednesday-Thursday 7:15 NOW SHOWING SCREEN 2JASON STATHAM inFriday 7:05, 9:15 Saturday 4:50, 7:05, 9:15 Sunday 4:50, 7:05 Wednesday-Thursday 7:30 Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 before 6 pm 964-5451 101 W. Call St., StarkeVisit us online at A letter to the voters from retired teacher, school principal & Chucks second-grade teacher Paid by Chuck Brannan, Republican, for State Representative District 10CHUCK HAS A PROVEN RECORD IN EDUCATION, K-12 AND HIGHER EDUCATION Governors appointed Board of Trustee at Florida Gateway College for 16 years Florida Gateway College Foundation Executive Board for 3 years Volunteer reader at Westside Elementary for 25 years School system Vocational and Technical Advisory Board for 20 years Juvenile Justice Council for 3 years 4-H Advisory Board for 3 yearsCHUCK IS ALWAYS FOR LESS TALLAHASSEE MANDATES AND MORE LOCAL CONTROL OF OUR SCHOOLS! 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. From page 1Q&A: Hopefuls dier little on prevailing policiesUtility 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.Two jailed for the Press Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM


ursday, August 16, 2018 T B C P Page 5JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comnance records shows that Marc Vann, a Lake City businessman seeking to replace term-limited District 10 Florida House Representative Elizabeth Porter, has raised about $30,000 more from campaign contributors than his Republican primary opponent, Chuck Brannan of Macclenny, largely thanks to donations from Lake City businesses and industry-backed political action committees, or PACs. Mr. Brannan, who leads the local Republican Party, has raised about $48,000 in contributions, both direct and in-kind, mostly from retirees, in addition to the $25,000 he loaned his campaign, state campaign That gave him $73,000 to fund his campaign. The Brannan campaign spent $35,304 through late July, mostly on direct mailers and signs, leaving about $38,000 for the march to the primary election on August 28. Absentee ballots have already been mailed out, however. Mr. Vann, by contrast, amassed a campaign war chest of more than $81,000 with just $2500 coming from himself or family businesses. The contributor pool for each candidate differs as well. Mr. Brannans heaviest support came from retir ees, who contributed more than $35,000, but other contributions came in from attorneys ($4820), agriculture businesses ($4075), including the maximum-allowed donation of $1000 ($1115), among others. Additional $1000 donors included the Jacksonville police and firefighter associations, Vallencourt Construction of Green Cove narian Dr. Joe Harrison, the Milk, political consulting LLC of Tallahassee and & Pajcic. Mr. Vanns contributors, meanwhile, included many in real estate ($9179), construction ($4300) and agricultural businesses ($2400) as well as healthcare professionals ($3000) finan cial services workers and bankers ($1950), retirees ($6590), attorneys ($3375), insurance agents ($1550), accountants ($850) and other small business owners. His largest donor class were PACs representing forestry, farming, legal, retail, construction, phosphate mining and rural power industries. They collectively kicked in $15,000. Mr. Vann has spent much less than his opponent just $14,577 through mid-July mostly on campaign signs and consultants. In another race on the primary ballot, the fight for the District 4 school board seat pitting incumbent Charlie Artie Burnett against roofing contractor Jody Anderson for the second time, the candidates have largely been self-funding their campaigns, though Mr. Burnett more than his opponent. Mr. Andersons roofing businesses contributed $1500 while Kenneth Mary, the owner of Access Electrical Contractors, Inc. of Jacksonville, donated Macclenny donated $100, Frank and Barbara Maloney of Macclenny donated $100 and O.D. and Audrey Rewis added $200, for a total of $2300, of which $1186 was spent on campaign events, signs and advertising. Mr. Burnett loaned his campaign $4000 and has spent $3050 on advertising and signage. 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 Open Monday-Friday 9-6 SHOWROOM1458 South 6th St. | Macclenny | 653-TILE Morgan Hill Construction CABINETRY & INSTALLATION Z ALL TYPES OF FLOORING Z COUNTERTOPS Z CABINETRY & STONE Z FREE ESTIMATES Z FREE DESIGN CONSULTATION rf n ftb SEPTIC TANKS andDRAINFIELDS New Systems & Repairs Sump Pump Replacement Inspection LetterCFC056961FREE ESTIMATESCALL JOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBING904-259-4580 Harvey 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. T-shirts with a custom logo for the 50th annual reunion are being sold. Cleaners or through our Facebook page. The shirts are $10 each, $12 for XXL.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 JON SHUMAKE to update a police report that incorrectly listed a Macclenny woman was present in a motel room during the recovery August 9. Alexis Charlene Paige Williams was listed as an other in Macclenny on August 3, but was removed from the report following the correction. pher Collett, 17, and Christian Crawford, 18, both of Macclenny. They were both arrested on August 3 on charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, armed burglary, grand theft and felony criminal mischief after items from a stolen truck were found in a shed at Mr. Colletts mothers residence. Mr. Collett said during an interview with police that he purchased the weapon from Mr. Collett, and he and DetecMr. Collett was also named in a sworn complaint for felony burglary for an early July incident. He was named in additional sworn complaints on two counts of burglary, one count of grand theft and one count of misdemeanor petite theft stemming from a pair of burglaries into unlocked vehicles in northeast Macclenny in late July.Sergeant corrects report informationVann raises $30K over BrannanMargaretta Firewise Community will host its annual Firewise event at Margaretta Park on August 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Baker County Fire Department, counmaking and installing 911 address signs to Margaretta residents. We hope you can come out and join us for a delicious free cookout and wonderful fellowship to learn more about the beautiful people that make up Margaretta Firewise Board and their resident leader, Deborah Lee, said county Firewise coordinator Tanya Anderson. For more information, email Ms. Lee at meetingSUBSCRIBE AND SAVE!!!Get it delivered to your mailbox or subscribe onlineCall today for info259-2400T B C P


Page 6 T B C P ursday, August 16, 2018Last week county commissioners reluctantly ap proved some $15,000 in engineering services by Trane to study heating problems with the courthouse HVAC system. The AC is working great but now were having cold problems in the winter, said county manager Kennie Downing on August 7. Trane account manager Bob Lee told commissioners the equipment to be evaluated now is not the same equipment replaced previously. Commissioners were a little shocked and dismayed because a large HVAC project was completed at the courthouse last year to re place AC units, compressors and other equipment. Commissioner Jimmy tor, said to not include the heating system in the previous project was the craziest thing Ive ever heard. You usually do the HVAC all at one time. What were talking about now is a further engiout wheres our lack of heat in what spaces ... Is it a lack of engineering calculations made once upon a time, or because potentially certain equipment isnt working the way its supposed to? What were doing here is not the same equipment we addressed with the replacement project, said Mr. Lee. Before we thought we were addressing the HVAC system. We werent. We were addressing the AC system. Apparently nobody asked whether it was the HV or AC system and we made the assumption it was both and thats not what happened so now were having to address the HV side of it, said commissioner James Bennett, who was also frustrated that whatever the solution will be, it will cost the county more money. Weve handled the main pieces of the system in the last project and we didnt have to spend $800,000 to do that ..., Mr. Lee added. Fifteen thousand for some engineering to do our due diligence and make sure this is done right, then theres obviously is going to be an other cost associated with repairs, but were not talking about a full-scale gut. Were keeping it as minimal as we can. With that and a comment from the county manager that a state courthouse trust fund would cover the preliminary engineering work, the board voted unanimously to move forward with the project. That evening commissioners also: Approved buying two roughly $9000 payment entrances to accept both cash and card payments. Hired special magistrate, Jeremy Primosch, to hear code enforcement cases at $150 per hour. formalize shelter arrangements during emergencies. The agreement was re quired by FEMA for reimbursement of emergency re lated repairs and expenses. In prior years its kind of been a handshake, said the county manager.BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION 259-2525 7163 E. Mt. Vernon St. Glen Open Sun-Sat 5:30 am-2:30 pmSTOP IN FOR OUR Sunday SpecialOther sizes available DAILY SPECIAL8 PC. CHICKEN DINNERS with 2 sides and 4 biscuits or cornbread$1599 BREAST CANCER AWARENESS TRAININGTHURSDAY, AUGUST 1610:30 am 12:00 noonat theBaker County Council on Aging Transportation Center9264 Buck Starling Rd., MacclennyMeet Dr. Gary Bowers,Surgical Oncologist (retired)After the training, Dr. Bowers will be available to answer your questions about breast cancer.To register contact or call 722-3000 ext. 225 This training is made possible through the support of the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation grant awarded to the Womens Center of Jacksonville. Jody Andersonfor School Board District 4 Children are our future. VOTE FORI have been a resident of Baker County for 42 years and a successful business owner for 22 years. I have been married to my wife Julie for 21 years and I have three daughters, one son and four grandkids. I attend Glen Church and teach Childrens Church where I enjoy being a youth leader. My goal as a school board member will be to spend time at the schools working with the teachers, students and non-instructional sta to see how we can work together and what improvements can be made to better our school system and the safety of our children. I enjoy watching and helping children learn to succeed in life because children are our future. God Bless!Paid by Jody Anderson for School Board District 4. rf NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL!Classes for ages 3 & up! We oer...n tb fbb f ft We are happy to be adding PIANO LESSONS this season!To view class schedules or enroll online visit or visit our oce every Thursday 6:30 to 8pm904-259-1818CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 3RD!6924 E Mt. Vernon Suite 101 Glen St. Mary More HVAC work at courthouse jailed on August 4, charged with felonies for battery on a 40-year-old female patient when she approached and attempted to enter a nursing station in Building 7 on the mental hospital campus south of Macclenny. Based on a surveillance video produced by hospital security and viewed by ment, Katie Jacobs, 29, of Jacksonville ny were booked at county jail for crimes against a disabled adult with great bodily harm. showed the patient approach the station appearing to ask for something and being grabbed by the shoulders by Ms. Dendauw, who then pushed her causing head. to the other side of the station, where she was again confronted by Ms. Dendauw, who then tried to push the patient from behind the nurses station as they both struggled. At that point, Ms. Jacobs is shown entering the room, and both employees pushed the woman onto the nurses desk, where Ms. Jacobs grabbed her by the hair, forcing her head to strike the desk. Ms. Dendauw held her down using a fore arm on her neck. to question them before the arrest. He was unable to interview the patient, and the report contains no information on whether she was injured in the attack.JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comA Jacksonville man was arrested August 6 for a burglary and vehicle theft in Macclenny in November of last year. About a month later Av ery Lee Henderson, 18, of was arrested by Jacksonthorities in a Nissan Altima reportedly stolen from a West Huckleberry Trail residence. ported that the suspect initially admitted the car was stolen, but then said he bought it for $80 after he was arrested for dealing in stolen property, resisting arrest, grand theft and driving without a license, in adHe denied stealing the vehicle when interviewed by Baker County Detective David Mancini Jr. but would not reveal who sold him the car. That was enough for the deputy to seek a warrant for felony burglary and vehicle theft in December, 2017. It was served this month. In recent violation of probation (VOP) warrant arrests: Nicholas E. Israel, 31, ed the same day for declining a drug screen while on probation stemming from a drug possession case from Cherry M. Padgett, 38, of Neptune Beach, FL was arrested August 7 for violating terms of her probation from an aggravated assault case in 2014 by being arrested for domestic violence last July. Randall Blaney, 50, of Jacksonville was arrested August 10 for VOP for not reporting to his probation pervision or attending a court-ordered class. The probation resulted from a burglary case in 2016. Joshua Ellis, 19, of Obrien, FL was arrested the same day for the same violations stemming from a driving on a suspended license case in July. Samantha Dendauw Katie JacobsNEFSH workers jailed for batteryArrest made for car the last November Womens Center of Jax 24-hour RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273


ursday, August 16, 2018 T B C P Page 7JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe Baker County Commission last week took a tember 30, 2017 when CPA Zach Chalifour appeared be fore the board to recount the of that date. The good news the countys general fund ended the year with a healthy yearend balance nearly twice the recommended sum. The bad news a few so-called material weaknesses were identified that could open the door for fraudulent activity to go unchecked. The audit found three material weaknesses, which in internal control over compliance, such that there is a reasonable possibility that material noncompliance ... will not be prevented, or de tected and corrected, on a timely basis. One of the weaknesses, which is common for small organizations, is that there arent enough personnel to duties. Ideally, the audit says, no one employee should have access to both physical assets and the related accounting records or to all phases of a transaction. More specifically, the weakness was related to the employee opening the mail and preparing deposit slips for general cash receipts is also able to input those receipts into the countys accounting software and that no employee is designated review [or approve] journal entries in the accounting software ..., states the audit report. As such, the audit said, assets could be misappropriated and changes to journal entries could be made to conceal a fraud. The other weaknesses related to adjustments that needed to be made to yearend balances to ensure that financial statements were accurate and two instances in which time cards were not approved by supervisors. Mr. Chalifour said the county has already taken steps to improve accounting procedures related to closing out year-end financial statements. Another positive finding was that the county had nearly twice the recom mended fund balance, two months of recurring expenditures, in its general fund year, or more than $6.8 million. With regard to all funds, the balance was smaller at some $5.6 million, up near ly $681,000. The only fund with a negative year-end balance was the Fine and Forfeiture, which pays for The CPA said the negative $143,857 balance was a timing issue that should be raised this year. As required now by law, the audit also reported the countys unfunded pension liability at some $19.6 million. That is not a liability that will come due, he said..... Its really just for reporting purposes and wont affect the budget. Commissioners had oneon-one meetings with memJames Moore to review the which commissioner Jimmy Anderson found very helpful and enlightening. It looks like a pretty clean audit, said Commissioner James Croft during the August 7 regular commission meeting, before the board voted 5-0 to accept the audit report. Tax collector may return $115,000 to county commission in 18-19 The tax collectors budget was the last department spending plan county com missioners reviewed together, but it was the only one to include a projected payback Tax Collector Amy Dugger, whose department retains a share of fees paid by customers, told commissioners August 7 she expects to return some $115,000 to the county commission in 2019. Her budget shows estimated commissions totaling $891,375, or more than $100,000 more than the requested budget of some $786,000. Ms. Dugger also said her budget includes mandatory raises for some employees completing the Florida Department of Revenue assistant tax collector training. pensation of $2000 annually is required by state law. Its statutory ... Once thats mandated pay, said Ms. Dugger, who was elected in 2016, of the raises. Two employees recently completed certification, the department to six. The additional compensation was part of a roughly $21,000 budget increase the tax collector sought compared to the current budget. The remaining increases came from higher insurance and retirement costs, a contractual step increase for a tax support system, which rose $4019 and other oper ating costs like more postage. The draft budget totaled $786,469, or 2.78 percent higher than the current budget. Ms. Dugger said she has no vacant positions in her budget and no employees are expected to retire in the October 1. Commissioners would later discuss the countys $521,000, which dropped from about $700,000 when budget deliberations began, thanks to lower-than-ex pected health insurance premiums and higher rev enues for some state fundtor Cheryl Rewis said last month. Nonetheless, commissioner James Bennett warned Ms. Dugger that departments will be asked to cut their budgets for 201819. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 18-CA-20 HARVEY SCHONBRUN, TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, vs. CLARENCE E. MCDANIEL, SHIRLEY JOHNSON, and MARCUS G. MCDANIEL, Defendants. _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 9, 2018, in the above styled cause, I will sell the property situate in Baker County, Florida, described as: LOTS 1, 2, AND 3 IN BLOCK 31 OF THE TOWN OF GLEN ST. MARY, AS PER PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 1, OF SAID TOWN ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF BAKER AND STATE OF FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on October 18, 2018. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notication if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 13th day of August, 2018. Stacie D. Harvey Clerk Of The Court By: Tina Carrington Deputy Clerk Harvey Schonbrun, P.A. 1802 North Morgan Street Tampa, FL 33602-2328 Phone 813-229-0664 Fax 813-228-9471 8/16-8/23c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2018-CA-000095 JOHNNY EPPS, Plaintiff, vs. ONEDIA GUNTER, deceased and her heirs, assigns, widower, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming through, by under, or against her, or any of them all the unknown persons; CORINE WRIGHT, deceased and her heirs, assigns, widower, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming through, by under, or against her, or any of them all the unknown persons; JAMES EPPS, deceased and his heirs, assigns, widow, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming through, by under, or against him, or any of them all the unknown persons; JERINE BIVINS, deceased and her heirs, assigns, widower, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming through, by under, or against her, or any of them all the unknown persons; LEON WOOLBRIGHT, deceased and his heirs, assigns, widow, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming through, by under, or against him, or any of them all the unknown persons; CHRISTINE CURRY, deceased and her heirs, assigns, widower, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming through, by under, or against her, or any of them all the unknown persons; and NATHAN EPPS, deceased and his heirs, assigns, widow, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming through, by under, or against him, or any of them all the unknown persons; Defendants, _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Any known or unknown natural person, and, when described as such, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any known or unknown person who is known to be dead or is not known to be either dead or alive: ONEDIA GUNTER, CORINE WRIGHT, JAMES EPPS, JERINE BIVINS, LEON WOOLBRIGHT, CHRISTINE CURRY and NATHAN EPPS. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Partition the following real property in Baker County Florida described as: SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION TWO IN TOWNSHIP THREE, SOUTH OF RANGE TWENTY EAST, CONTAINING 40 ACRES, MORE OR LESS has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on the Petitioners Attorney whose name and address is HUGH D. FISH, JR., at P.O. Box 531, Macclenny, Florida 32063, on or before September 10, 2018, and le the original with the Clerk of Court, either before service on the petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court on this 9th day of August, 2018. Stacie D. Harvey As Clerk of the Court By: Tina Carrington Deputy Clerk Hugh D. Fish, Jr. PO Box 531 Macclenny, FL 32063 904-259-6606 8/16-9/6c NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of Sheldon Fiberglass Manufacturing located at 20851 Frank Combs Circle, in the County of Baker, in the City of Sanderson, Florida 32087 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sanderson, Florida, this 9th day of August, 2018. Carl Sheldon Rasbeary, Owner 8/16c PUBLIC NOTICE A pre-bid walkthrough for bids on eight homes: 2 Rehab requiring structural repairs. 6 Demolition and New Construction of 6 homes requiring new well and septic. This will be conducted as part of the SHIP Housing Rehabilitation Project on August 30, 2018 starting at 9:30 am, beginning at the Baker Community Development Department 360 E Shuey Ave, Macclenny, Florida 32063. Bidders must complete the site inspection of the homes before a bid will be accepted. The deadline for sealed bids to be received is September 7, 2018 4:00 pm. Bids should be addressed or hand-delivered to: Baker Community Development Department, c/o Baker County SHIP Administration at 360 E Shuey Ave, Macclenny, FL 32063. For more infor mation, or to request bidding instructions or a bid form, please call the Baker County SHIP Program at 904-259-3354. Bids received after the time and date specied will not be accepted and will be returned unopened to the Bidder. WBE/MBE/DBE rms are encour aged to participate. Baker County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Baker County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids. Any person with a qualied disability requiring special accommodations at the bid opening shall call the phone number listed above at least 2 business days prior to the event. 8/16-8/23c NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Baker County School District School Board will hold the following public hearing on Monday, September 17, 2018, at the District School Board Room located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Flor ida, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The following items will be considered at the public hearing: 2018-2019 Student Progression Plan and 2018-2019 Code of Conduct. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The documents will be available for preview on Monday through Friday (8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.) at the Superintendents Ofce located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida, beginning, Wednesday, August 15, 2018. You may also access the document on our district website at Sherrie Raulerson Superintendent of Schools 8/16-9/13c Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. 10510 Duval Lane Macclenny, FL 32063 Notice of Public Sale: Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on August 31, 2018, 12:00 pm at 10510 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2003 Mercury VIN# 2MEFM74W73X709700 8/16c NOTICE OF SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLE 1991 CHEVROLET K1500 VIN #1GCDK14K4MZ192473 Located at Frasers Engine 7574 West Mount Vernon Street., Glen St. Mary, FL 32040. Phone, 904-256-5602. A lien of $1500.00, claimed by Frasers Engine Repair LLC for labor and services per formed and storage, is subject to enforcement pursuant to section 713.585, Florida Statutes, and the vehicle may be sold to satisfy the lien. The Public Auction will be held on September 14, 2018 at 9:00 am. Notice that the owner of the vehicle or any person claiming an interest in or lien thereon has a right to a hearing at any time before the scheduled date of sale by ling a demand for hearing with the Clerk of Circuit Court in Baker County and mailing copies of the demand to Frasers Engine Repair LLC. Notice the owner of the vehicle has a right to recover possession of the vehicle without instituting judicial proceedings by posting bond in accordance with section 559-917, Florida Statutes. Notice that any proceeds from the sale of the vehicle remaining after payment of $1500.00 will be deposited with the Clerk of Circuit Court for disposition upon court order. 8/16c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 02-2018-DR-286 April Grifs, Petitioner, and Jason Benoit, Respondent, _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR NAME CHANGE OF A MINOR CHILD TO: Jason Benoit LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 185 NW Lynear Place, Lake City, FL 32055 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on April Grifs whose address is 6417 CW Webb Road, Macclenny, FL 32063, on or before September 13, 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: August 14, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk 8/16-9/6p LEGAL NOTICES BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION 334-8285 Broken Spring Replacement New Garage Door Installation & Repair Automatic Garage Opener Installation & RepairOwner: Geoffry MoranMORAN GARAGE DOOR SERVICES We repair and replace all types & brands of garage doors 12286 N CR 23A | Macclenny | | 259-1676 Wednesday | Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. KICKOFFSUNDAY MORNING SERMON SERIESstarting at 11 a.m.Gods Grace is Greater than _____!We all have struggles and hurts, heavy burdens and past regrets we carry. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus He can set us free to enjoy Him and the life He has given to us! THIS SATURDAYWHOLE RIBS & BOSTON BUTTS Saturday, August 1811 am until at theMoose Lodgeon Lowder St. in MacclennyCuntry Boyz Cateringformerly Redneck Cooking Audit nds material weaknesses PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON CPA Zach Chalifour presents commissioners with his audit report for the 2016-17 scal year.SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE!!!Get it delivered to your mailbox or subscribe onlineCall today for info259-2400T B C P Press Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM ADD YOUR COMMUNITY EVENT TO THE ONLINE CALENDAR


Page 8 T B C P ursday, August 16, 2018 When I was a kid I was an outdoor kid. From the beginning of warm weather until it got too cold to stand it I was in the yard playing. Id play with toy soldiers, Id climb make forts in the dirt, Id run to the end of the yard and back pretend ing to be an athlete. My mom would call me for lunch and Id come in. Then I was back out playing marbles in the dirt or hitdinner and a bath because The only exception was I was glued to our 20-inch black and white Motorola television watching the morning cavalcade of cartoons. I was a cartoon fanatic. I had my favorites but would watch just about anything got about four channels with our rabbit ears antenna, and one of them was what we called educational television, the precursor to My favorite was Top Cat, about a streetwise cat and his friends. Top Cat, who had a New York accent like me at the time, lived in a garbage can and got into all sorts of mischief. I loved Top Cat and at one point, pushed hard for a garbage can for Christmas. My parents, who were a lot smarter than me, decided that wasnt a very good idea. Next on the lineup was Tom and Jerry. Cartoons of my era were tremendously violent and I liked it that way. It never occurred to me that while Jerry was with a napkin tied around him as a parachute, that meant I could take a bed It also never occurred to me that when Jerry lit a match and stuck it between Toms toes that it would be a good idea to try the same thing with my sister. That would have meant sudden death for me. Even more violent than Tom and Jerry was Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner. I loved when the coyote was duped into runof smoke at the bottom. I loved the creativity of the Acme inventions and would ble hole that I could have thrown in front of kids who were chasing me at recess. Other favorite cartoons were Rocky and Bullwinkle and Johnny Quest. I loved sons. Rocky and Bullwinkle was the most clever cartoon on television. I saw an ep isode recently and it still holds up 50 years down the line. It was so cleverly written, with a pair of great villains in Boris and Natasha the Russian spies. I was also a fan of Dudley Do-right, the Canadian Mountie and his girlfriend Nell. I adored Johnny Quest was the best adventure show on television even if it was a cartoon. The artwork was excellent and I loved the characters, particularly Johnny, Hadji and John nys dog Bandit. Each week of the world and solved mysteries. I couldnt think of a much better life. Cartoons have changed over the years. They have moved from the networks over to the kid networks, the Cartoon Network, Disney and Nickelodeon as well as other sundry cable up some good ones. Maybe I would like but Im not sure. When my kids were growing up they watched a ridiculous cartoon called CatDog about a character whose front half was a dog and back half was a cat. Yes, its just as stupid as it sounds. They also watched another odd one called Ed, Edd and Eddy. I remember nothing about it except that it was forgettable. They werent allowed to watch Bevis and Butthead. As a rule, cartoons arent as violent as what we watched growing up, and thats probably a good in my day are even entertaining for parents as well as children. Modern cartoons dont add up to Top Cat and company. Little kids love Peppa Pig and Dora the Explorer is fun and educational. The Like I said, when I was a kid spent most of my days outside creating my own fun. Kids nowadays are tied to a screen of some sort for hope that what they are watching is creative, push es their imaginations and gives them a good message to follow. They are the future after all and cartoons teach then a lot, good and bad. BAKER SOCIALIZING MY SIDE OF THE MATTERROBERT GERARD LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to clear up a minor that the county commission is going to implement. The facts are that my shop is about 4600 square feet and with the new assessment it will increase my taxes by $826. feet.] The shop is an out-building that is no longer a business since my retirement and is used for storage and for my son to work on his race car. When I spoke on that issue my question was did the board consider that a fair increase? Unfortunately, and to my disdain, no one would venture an answer. I then adand defend the county if it is sued over it. I asked them if they thought it was fair. I could not get an answer from them either, which did not surprise me because there were other questions that were asked by other speakers that could not be answered. I do not have an issue with paying my fair share of taxes has been neglected for several years by these commissioners and prior commissioners who have had to shift money to help pay the bill with BCDC. Yes, we need to repair and Our road department has been downsized and underwill predict that next year we will be addressing other tax issues as well. I do understand to some point where our county commissioners are coming from. They have recently agreed to put this county on the hook to pay for BCDC, in my opinion. The wording in a resolution recently signed by the commission states that the county has paid over $31 million for use of the facility and if the BCCMC is unable to make a payment of the principal and/or interest relating to the debt basically the county pledged to budget appropriate funding, by budget amendment if necessary. These funds are to come from legally available Non-Ad valorem revenues. I would recommend getting a copy of the 2018-31 resolution and reading it through since there are three more sections that clarify it. Until now the citizens of this county were not liable for the success or failure of BCDC and I was told by one county if I buy that. that I feel has applied a cookie cutter approach to apply taxes that are not fair. Our commissioners do not seem to be concerned and could not care less, and we are probably going to get the same treatment next year in order to fund The hypocrisy of the whole thing is my tax bill next year is more than three of our county commissioners paid combined on their total property taxes last year. And to pour salt into the wound one commissioner (the main proponent sessment of $85.50. I do not need the commissioners to lecture me about keeping the momentum (a scary word coming from a politician who wants to tax me). Another said that we must hit the target that we are aiming at. Truthfully I am just sick and tired of being one of the targets. The fact to anyone reading this is that if you have any out-buildings on your property, commercial business, agriculture property, barns, hobby shops, storage etc. that are valued at over $10,000 legally you can be taxed at .17 cents My advice would be to contact your county commissioner and express your concerns. Do not let them kick the can down the road to the property appraiser. All the property appraiser does is establish property values using guidelines that the state mandates. The county commissioners are the sole taxing authority, them and no one else. Dicky Ferry MacclennyDear Editor: On December 8, 2017 we who has been through this knows how devastating it is to lose things you can never replace. But they are just things and no one was hurt that is whats important. We are back in the house now, and it has been because of our faith in Gods blessings and all the help we received from our family and true friends. You all were there from the cleanup all the way through put ting on a new roof and rebuilding the inside. There is no way we could have done it alone, and there are too many to list here. There are not enough words to thank everyone who helped, whether via hard work, donations, prayers, checking on us or bringing us food. We were even given a place to stay while the house was rebuilt. It is because of all these girls of love and friendship that we are back in our home of 40-plus years and we are so grateful to you all.Marvin and Rachel Lauramore South SandersonNonresidential re fee is unfairGrateful for helpChildhood cartoons still hold up First grader Hadliegh Alexander with Ms. South. Preschooler Brayden Mills. Senior Lauren & Freshman Leah Cales.


ursday, August 16, 2018 T B C P Page 9FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE owners Doug and Teresa recently named 2018 Tree Farmers of the Year by the They began a new life after many successful years in agriculture and dairy farming when they bought tion tract in 2002 from International Paper Company. They chose the land because it was close to Mr. Moores dairy farm in Duval County, but most of all, because the property was diverse. It had a large amount of pine plantation to provide needed future income, but it also had a 400-acre hardwood swamp that is the bealso consisted of several old homesteads, including moonshine stills. We have also found many Indian artifacts on the property due to the creek that runs through it. encompasses more than woods, cypress swamps and hydric hammock that is home to a wide variety of wildlife. While Mr. Moores primary objective is managing for high-quality wild life habitat, the plantation also produces timber and is a great example of integrating intensive timber management and wildlife habitat management. Mr. Moores management objectives are a combination of timber income and recreation for the family. I would like to set it aside for conservation so it would be used after I am gone for the same purpose as it is now, he says. But I still want the family to be the managers, not the government. erty for use to the Universision service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and other partners for educa tional programs. Hes an Master and leads youth hunts on the property. He also leads camping and merit badge programs with many organizations to visit my property, from hunters to the tree huggers, he said. I think the more people understand that a working tree farm like mine can provide a renewable resource while enhancing wildlife and conservation for the future, the better the industry will be. With a background primarily in livestock management, Mr. Moore needed a bit of a primer on forestry and wildlife management when he got started. He found help through courses provided by the University of Floridas Cooperative When I purchased the property I took every to learn about wildlife management and forestry, he explained. I took the Master Tree Farmer level 1 and 2, Master Wildlifer, Preparing for the Next Owner and other courses. I became a and I now have a business, Flatwoods Management LLC, in which I contract prescribed burning, timberland maintenance and wildlife management. The Moore family, along with the Florida Tree Farm Program, Florida Forest other partners, will provide tation on October 19. JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThis week the Rack It Up of Michele Hodges of Macclenny donated shares of the $1200 the store raised in $500 to a club at the high school, $250 apiece to two local veterans groups and $200 to help feed children in Nicaragua. Ms. Hodges plans to donate the cash raised during the rest of the year to high school scholarships, which is appropriate since many of the volunteers who helped ground this summer were teenagers who returned to school last week. They set this whole store up without me being here because I had to work. I cleaned up and painted, but they were here for a full month ... said Ms. Hodges Tuesday afternoon of rardo and Ally Richardson after giving three checks nam Veterans local chapter president Johnny Crews and representatives from the Baker County Veterans Council. Other volunteers have included Amy Norton, Me linda Padgett, Emily Lee, Ashton Robinson, Kendra Porterfield, Rachel Mechum, Gail Elledge, Kathy Jo Bennett, Joy Rhoden, Caiden Hodges, Tren ton Hodges, Kade Richardson, Cheryl Johns and Charles Kirkland, as well as Ms. Hodges, who manag as well. I hope the list continues to grow. All of our volunteers here are equals. We have a system of what needs to be done and as volunteers stop in, they choose the job they want and get it done, said Ms. Hodges. We also have a few shoppers who just help as they shop. My purpose was to have a communal place that just happens to make money and help others and thats what its turning into. the teens and other volunteers, the thrift store, locatclenny Avenue, was able to open debt free and give $1000 back to the community so far. It illustrates the purpose of the store the community helping the community in a self-perpetuating enterprise fueled by volunteers who run the store and donors in the community. In fact, the shop receives so many donations, which can be left at the front door, many of them never make it onto the racks and shelves. We started in June and [donations] havent stopped. Its crazy. I donated two truckloads at least a week to somewhere else that we usually dont use, Ms. Hodges said. Like if we get a bag of womens clothes size medium, we have an overstock, so we just pack it up. This week we took two truckloads to the Catholic church. Last month we took everything to the veterans group. It just keeps on going and going. Volunteers sort through donations to find gen tly-used items still in good condition to resell. The store avoids large furniture, appliances, electronics or broken or dirty items. The proceeds, less oper ating expenses, essentially ed to local charities. The goal is for this to be more than just a thrift store, said Ms. Hodges, who is seeking more volunteers to run the store, mostly during the middle of the day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We usually have anywhere from one to three [volunteers]. Most times there are two people here ... But when we have three or four we can keep on top of it. We need more volunteers, especially older ones, she said. You can help by donating your nice, clean and current elry, shoes and toys all sell really well. NO CREDIT CHECK RENT TO OWN 90 DAYSSAME AS CASH1168 W. MACCLENNY AVE. | MACCLENNY259-4054 PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. 12x20 STEEL BUILDINGS 18x21 CARPORT W.A.C. $21 per mo. 42x26 BARN W.A.C. $94 per mo. 18x26 GARAGE WITH LEAN-TO W.A.C. $117 per mo. 10x16 $60WAC$122RTO $44WAC$89RTO $50WAC$101RTO 12x16 $66WAC$133RTO $71WAC$144RTO 8x14 $37WAC$75RTO 10x20 $54WAC$110RTO $34WAC$69RTO 12x12 10x10 12x14 Authorized Dealerwww.BuildingsAndMore.comOUR MARKDOWNSSUMMER 12x20$88WAC$179RTO Baker County School District today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch/School Breakfast Programs for the 2018-2019 school year. All students will be served lunch/breakfast at no charge at the following sites: Baker County High School Macclenny Elementary School PreK Kindergarten/6th grade Center Keller Intermediate School Baker County Middle School Westside Elementary SchoolFor additional information please contact: Baker County School District Attention: Tonya L Tarte, Director of Nutrition Services 904-259-4330 Site prepped for Hampton InnDrainage pipes and other infrastructure materials are stored at the site of a four-story, 120-room Hamp ton Inn planned for an undeveloped tract on the northwest corner of the Intersection of SR 121 and Interstate 10 behind the Zaxbys. The City of Macclennys building department is now in the process of approving building plans, and inspector Brian Higginbotham is being assisted by Arthur Fredrick of Jacksonville. Eorts recently to contact Valdosta-based developer David Motley on other project details including a chain restaurant on adjoining property have been unsuccessful. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Michele Hodges poses with a check to the local Vietnam Veterans chapter with its president Johnny Crews. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Volunteers and donation beneciaries pose for a photo at the Rack It Up Thrift Store Tuesday.Thri store aids county PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FLORID A FOREST SERVICE Doug Moore at his South Prong Plantation property.Tree Farmers of the Year 24-hour RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273


Page 10 T B C P ursday, August 16, 2018 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in 259-4529 CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP INDEPENDENT PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Located at:251 West Ohio Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 Sunday:10:00 Sunday School/Bible Study 11:00 Morning Worship 6:00 Evening WorshipWednesday:6:00 Family Meal 7:00 Adult Service 7:00 Youth ServicesService Times...We would love to connect with you!For more information on what we do, how to contact us, or how to find our church, visit our website at: Connect Serve The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Rebecca LauramorePhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: . . . . . 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service . 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service . . 6:00 pm Wednesday Night . . . . . 7:30 pm HOMECOMING! Mt. Zion N.C.M. ChurchAUGUST 15-17Nightly at 7:00 pmwith Rev. Ronald Cook 14670 N SR 121 Macclenny SUNDAY, AUGUST 19at 11:00 amwith Pastor Tim Cheshire August 22-24at 6:30 pmSpeaker Rev. Allen CrewsSunday, August 26at 11 am Gospel Sing with The Ferguson FamilyPastor Bobby Grin The Lords Church in Taylor Funeral Thursday for John Alfordson passed away, August 11, 2018 at the Morris Center in Jacksonville with his loving family by his side. He was born November 22, 1973 in Macclen ny and was a lifelong resident of Baker County. He met the love of his life, Ann Crawford, at a young age and they were happily married on July 6, 1991. John was truly a jack of all trades who could Fix It because he was always helping others in need. He was a plumber, a roof re-modeler, an iron worker and for many years a maintenance technician. running dogs and volunteering with softball and volleyball. He coached many softball leagues and was always the in their lives. His main passion was his girls. He was the Worlds Greatest Dad and he will truly be missed by everyone who knew him. John also volunteered at the Baker son as its captain for 22 years. He was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan who loved his big fur babies, spending time with his family and playing with his nieces and nephews. John parents Vernon and Violet Alford; grandparents Oreadis and Mavis Varnes and his great-grandfather Jim Baylor. Mr. Alford is survived by his parents David Charles clenny; his wife; daughters Brittney Alford of Jacksonville grand-pup Nyla; mother and father-in-law Alvin (Diane) Crawford; brother-in-law Allen Crawford; sisters-in-law eight nephews, numerous aunts and uncles; his best friend A celebration of Johns life will be held on Thursday, August 16 at 3 p.m. at Dinkins Church with Pastor Tim Alford day, August 15 from 6-8 p.m. at V. Todd Ferreria Funeral Bishop Reuel Anderson Sr., 90 passed away peacefully on Friday, August 3, 2018 in Athens, GA. From his birth on July 2, 1928 until his death, he nourished the people around him with his love and his faith in God. Reuel was born in Macclenny to Ozzie Anderson and Belle Baldree Anderson Reuel graduated from Macclenny High son for 60 yards and also made the Between his junior and senior years of high school, Reuel felt the call of God upon his life and knew he was des tined to be a minister. In 1948, he married the love of his Camp meeting in Wimauma, Florida, with over 3000 in attendance. The couple served a number of congregations throughout the state of Florida during their life together. They ministered for 46 years and impacted the lives of hundreds of people with their love, their encouragement and their faith in God. Rev. Anderson is survived by his brother Oswald Anderson, Herb (Carol) Anderson,Wanda Anderson and John Rice; seven grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his Doris Fraser. 3 p.m. at River of Life Christian Center, 6605 Krycul Avenue, Riverview, Florida. Joel Ash, 69, former state trooperJoel Murray Ash of Macclenny, 69, passed away August 1, 2018 after home surrounded by his beloved family and friends. Joel was born January 28, 1949 in Lake City to Fred and Anand eventually settled in Macclenny where he lived most of his life. A long-time member of Taylor Church and then Manntown Church, Joel loved nothing more than joyfully and blessed fellowship of his precious Church family. Praise, prayer and the preaching of Gods Word in the House of God were the highlight of his week. ly enjoyed those times when he was surrounded by those good humor, he always added laughter and life to the party. ing horseshoes, cookouts and family gatherings. Joel also lived a rich and varied life in the job market with careers that included time as a trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol, owner and operator of a Chevron service station in as a sales representative for Lance, Inc. Mr. Ash was predeceased by his parents and daughter Amy Dianne Ash. He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 ramento, CA, Jana Marie Ash and Jina Ash McDougald (Chris), both of Macclenny; sisters Linda Ann Norris of Orlando, Karen Ash of Lake Butler and Noreen Lee (Mike) of Lulu, FL; brother Larry Buddy Ash (Kay) of Lake Butler; grandchildren Joshua, Caleb, Jordan, Abigail, Micah, Joel, Morgan, Mady-Belle, Braelynn and Bentley. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 6 at Manntown Church followed by a graveside service Home of Lake Butler was in charge of arrangements. Graveside service for Allene Gris passed away Monday, August 13, 2018 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Cenand was a lifelong resident of Baker loved her family, enjoyed her pets, lings Lillie Brannan, Lucious Harvey, Leila Prevatt, Mazie Prevatt, Julian Harvey, J.C. Harvey, L.E. Harvey, Grover C. Harvey, Fairley Rhoden and AlLibby (Randy) Carter of Macclenny; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. is was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 15 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny, with Bishop Joseph Heath of the Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of ar rangements.Daisy Johnson of Glen dies at 99Daisy Vernice Johnson, 99, of Glen at W. Frank Wells Nursing Home in in Mayo, Florida to the late James Washington Carmichael and Daisy Lee dent of Baker County since 1956 and was a member of Glen Baptist Church. volunteering and participating at the ing outdoors farming, gardening and working in her yard. Daisy was preced ed in death by her parents; husband Dewitt William Johnson; infant son who died at birth; brothers James Elvin and Louis H. Carmichael; sisters Mrs. Johnson is survived by her children Joyce BradMary; Judy (Joe) Webb of Macclenny; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. A celebration of Daisys life was held on Monday, August phia Baptist Church Cemetery in McAlpin, FL at 3:30 p.m. Service Saturday for Tinkey Starlingclenny, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, tionately known to many as Tinkey, was born in Macclenny on June 5, 1923 most of her life, but she also worked Hospital until she retired. A member of Glen Friendship Tabernacle, she enjoyed cooking and lived for her children and family. Tinkey was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of clenny; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; numerous other family members and friends. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, August 17 at her church. The funeral service will be held at Cemetery will follow. Blackburn-Curry Funeral and Cremation of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements. John Alford Reuel Anderson Joel Ash Daisy Johnson Ora Starling Allene Gris Obituaries and a photo are printed for free. You use parenting instincts every day. Trust the one that says hes not learning the way he should.


ursday, August 16, 2018 T B C P Page 11 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 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!' 380 N. Lowder Street | Macclenny259-2806 When your family experiences a time of need, let our family help guide and support you in making informed decisions.Shannon and James Curry have over 32 years of experience and are both licensed funeral directors and embalmers.rfnt Dear Friends,I would like to thank the following businesses, groups, and individuals for helping to make the 4rd Annual Baker County Clerk of Courts Best in Baker B-B-Q Cook-Off the best yet. With everyones help, checks were presented to local charities totaling $15,500!From the bottom of my heart, Thank You: THANK YOUCounty Financial Credit Union Baker County Medical Services Senator Rob Bradley Bill Cervone, 8th Circuit State Attorney Roberts Tire and Wheel Sixth Street Automotive Vallencourt Construction Burkins Chevrolet Gibson McDonald Furniture Fidelity Bank Court Collections Bureau The Baker County Press Dependable Heating, Air, and Electric BAM Buildings and More L.D. Bradley Surveyors Judge James Colaw and Family Baker Salvage Johnny Kirkland and Family David Robertson for Circuit Judge Crooked Rooster Brewery Dr. Margaret Romeo Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers Grand Slam Barber Shop L.V. Hiers, Inc. Renees Bail Bonds Superior Cleaners Flatwood Management Nita D. Crawford, Supervisor of Elections Paula Barton Claudell and Phyllis Rhoden Hugh Fish, Attorney at Law Amy Dugger, Tax Collector Sheriff Scotty Rhoden A Touch of Spring Florist George C. Weeks, DDS Frank Maloney, Attorney at Law Stacy Scott, Public Defender Wal-Mart The Candy Apple Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Sonnys BBQ Save-A-Lot St. Augustine Alligator Farm The Arc of North Florida Subway of Macclenny Dennis Schmitz Michele Hodges Lois Adcock The CFT Praise Teams Ricky, Rachel, and Autumn Harvey Tinker Altman Mitch Thomas Stephanie Branch Charles Lanny Burke Steve Branch Jeremy Barton Jimmy Barton Keith Thrift Gary Miller Roger Yarbrough Phil Rhoden Pastor David Thomas Ronnie and Denise Harvey Darwin and Christine Taylor Ed and Shirley Harvey Leslie, Dorothy, and AC Simmons Gene and Gwyn McDaniel Butch and Kay Harvill Cason and Jordan Lowery Lindsey Roberts Derek Harvey Scott Norman Jimmy and Jeremy Walker The Women of the Clerks Everyone who donated a cake for our cake auction My husband Brad and daughters Bradyn and Brynan for your daily support, And to all those who attended and purchased plates! In closing, I would like to thank everyone who came out and participated in some way. Thank you to the teams for being courteous to each other and showing the comradery that is synonymous with BBQ. I have received many rave reviews about the plates that were purchased. Congratulations to all of the winners of the day. I truly appreciate everyones help and support in this venture. It is a team effort to pull off an event like this and our team continues to impress me each year. Again, thank you all and I look forward to seeing everyone together again next year for Best in Baker!May God Bless! Stacie D. Harvey, Baker County Clerk of Courts ATTENTION: ALL REGISTERED VOTERSAvoid the Election Day rush to the polls & vote at your convenienceAugust 16-25Daily 8:30 am 6:30 pmincluding Saturday, Aug. 18, Sunday, Aug. 19 & Saturday, Aug. 25at the Supervisor of Elections office32 N. 5th Street, Suite A, MacclennyPRECINCT/DISTRICT CHANGES Your voting precinct may or may not have changed. The county district lines have been re-drawn due to redistricting. Please be advised that Florida law provides that no person shall be permitted to vote in any election precinct or district other than the one in which the person has his or her legal residence and in which the person is registered. If you do early voting or absentee this will not affect you. If you are not sure about if your precinct has changed, contact our office. Check to see if your district has changed online here:PRIMARY ELECTIONEARLY VOTINGFor information call 259-6339 or visit www.bakerelections.comNita D. Crawford, Supervisor of Elections In loving memory ofBobby Balkcom1/10/1970-8/14/06From the tragic moment you took your last breath. Twelve years ago you were called home. I could write a book on how deeply you are loved and missed, more and more every day. Just heart broken. EVERLASTING LOVE, YOUR BIG SISKAREN AND FAMILY In loving memory ofJohn Jeerson Barton8/17/1943-9/10/2010Happy Heavenly Birthday! Though we miss you always, we miss you more today because its your birthday and you are so far away. So Ill make a wish upon a star, to carry my love to where you are. LOVE ALWAYS, YOUR FAMILY In loving memory ofTiany Gail Christy9/21/87-8/16/08You left us broken hearted, not knowing what to do. But now we ories of you. The legacy you left us was of happiness and love, and that shines on forever from the glorious skies above. You brought joy and beauty from the moment of your birth. Now in Heaven you are an angel, just as you were on earth. Its been a long ten years since you left us. Love and miss you, my Little Angel. MOM, BRENT, HUNTER AND PAYTON In loving memory ofAllen (Boot) Coleman Jr.8/12/2017Although it has been almost a year since youve been gone, we think about you every day. Gone but not forgotten. LOVE ALWAYS, JERINE, YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN In loving memory ofAllen (Jim) Coleman Sr.8/12/1987Its been 31 years since you have been gone, but you are still in our hearts each and every day. We miss you. WITH LOVE, YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN In loving memory ofPender RaulersonHappy Birthday! LOVE, YOUR FAMILY ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon. Sat. at 8 pm8981 S. SR 228, MacclennyMeeting Monday at 6:30 pm93 N. 5th St., Macclenny


Page 12 T B C P ursday, August 16, 2018 Class i fied ads and no tic es must be paid in advance, and be in our office no lat er than 4:00 pm the Monday preceding pub li ca tion, unless other wise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accompanied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for accuracy of ads or notices given over the telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertising will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without notification of error by the person or agency for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party as sumes full payment respon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse adver tising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. 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The Ofce Mart 110 South Fifth Street259-3737 5/19tfcROGER RAULERSON WELL DRILLING 2 and 4 Wells Pump Service | Water Treatment Licensed & Insured Family Owned & Operated Raulersonville, LLC. 904-259-7531 6/28tfcANGEL AQUA, INC.Water Quality Treatment We Can Improve Your Water Water Softeners Iron/Sulfur Filters Sales Rentals Service Repairs Salt Delivery Service 799 South 6th Street, Macclenny904-259-66727/12tfcB&W TREE & LAND SERVICESFull Line Of Tree And Land Services: Removal Trimming Clearing Pond Digging Bulldozer Loader Bucket Truck & More! Licensed & Insured 904-259-82539/25tfcJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR Finley is turning his attention to the fall travel soccer season following a productive summer with the high school team. His travel ball club, which is associated with Lake Citys Columbia Youth its second season after playing for the championship in its in augural campaign. The squad is made up mostly of Wildcat players, and the team was created to help prepare them for the high school season, coach Finley explained. But the travel team isnt limited to just Wildcats, however. Players ages 14-18 are eligible to sign up for the U-19 squad, which still has several open spots on its roster. The idea behind it is to just build the high school team. I think we pretty much have every single player that played high school last year and is returning coming back to play travel, which is a great thing for the program as far as building the program, coach Finley said. ... One of the biggest things that will help with trav el is its an opportunity to go against other high schools that have been around longer and have been established longer. For more information about signing up for the travel team, contact coach Finley at (904) 861-9615. Core group takes part in summer workouts Coach Finley said the Cats averaged about a dozen players per session during summer workouts. summer, he said, was going indoors and sion of soccer that is played on a hard surface. The format emphasizes ball control and passing in limited space. makes you make faster decisions than in a game, coach Finley explained. ... It makes you try not to beat every single person with footwork. It makes you and move quicker by making the passes able to do something like that during the summer. Baker County will also be helped by a core of players who now have several years of experience playing together at Woods, Zach Auger and Chad Anger are set to return for the 2018-19 season after sons. Games are won and lost in the mid field, and to have them three back is huge, coach Finley said. Wyatt Godbold, Josh Walton and Conner Waite are all also returning after receiving playing time in previous seasons. Junior Brandon Kazmierczak returns from Orlando after playing in Baker Countys inaugural season as a freshman. Were kind of getting to the point where we had guys who went through the program now and they know what we want ... and thats good, coach Finley said. Thats what weve been waiting for. But the Cats have been tasked with replacing the entirety of its back line, coach Finley said. Andrew Gauthier and Ben Platz received defensive minutes last season, but the team will still rely on inexperienced players to step into the positions. Those two have played a lot of minutes, but were looking for some guys who havent necessarily played a lot of minutes to step to see what happens there. If we get that back line good we can be good. Tim Callahan soccer camp Players for both the Wildcat and Lady Wildcat soccer teams will help coach a gust 18 at Glen Baptist. The camp is open to players ages 4-12 and is set to run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The high schools soccer program will also hold a car wash and sell drinks as a fund raiser for the self-funded program, coach Finley said. To register for the clinic, email with the players name, age and desired camp. Were kind of getting to the point where we had guys who went through the program now and they know what we want ... and thats good. ats what weve been waiting for.BCHS Wildcat head soccer coach Brandon Finley Soccer coach leads travel teamJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR NFL game over the weekend, while another is still waiting to make his season debut in the Canadian Football League. Rookie running back Mike Boone made his NFL debut on August 11 as his Minnesota Vikings topped the hosting Denver Broncos 42-28 in preseason action. Boone rushed for 22 yards on 12 attempts, including a long run of 10 yards. He also tied for a team-high three receptions for 21 yards. The Vikings are scheduled to make their preseason home Linebacker Bear Woods and the Toronto Argonauts (2-5) are scheduled to return from their bye week on August 18 when they host the BC Lions (3-4) at 4 p.m. of 36 players named to watch list for the 2018 Ted Hendricks Award, which was announced on August 13 by Ted Hendricks and the Ted Hendricks Foundation. He is one of two Florida Gators on the watch list along with Jabari Zuniga. The award, which honors the nations top defensive end, is decided by a selection committee featuring members of the media, head coaches, professional scouts and former winners, according to a press release. ership abilities, contributions to school and community and academic preparedness are some of the criteria used to determine the Awards recipient each year, the release reads. The winner is scheduled to be announced on December 12. Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which will be awarded to college footballs defensive player of the year on December 3. loss in 2017. Boone makes NFL debut, Jeerson is named to watch list PHOTO COURTESY OF KEVIN SHELL Kevin Shell ts helmet during JSO safety fair at Regency Mall.Free bike helmet giveaway on August 25


ursday, August 16, 2018 T B C P Page 14JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comAn experienced group of players was chosen for the program following three days of tryouts last week. Thirteen of the 23 players who made the cut played for the program last year, including all 10 ladies on this seasons A-Team. The roughly two dozen players were among the nearly 50 hopefuls who tried out. The players were tested on their passing, setting and days of tryouts on August 8-9, and about 30 ladies returned on August 10 for scrimmages. The rosters were revealed the night of August 10 on the middle schools website. Good group of girls. Very talented group. I think well be a little stronger than we were last year, head coach Angela Lauramore said on August 13. ... Were a little more athletic than we were last year and then they understand the game a little better, she later added. Were going to be able to progress a little quicker. Both Krista Crews and Abby Teague return from last years A-Team, and they are joined by eight Lady B-Cats Megan Barton, Brooke Clevenger, Chloe Dorman, Erianna Kemp, Peyton Martin, Gracie Norman, Emma Richardson and Jara Weeks who are making the jump from the B-Team. I think thats going to help, coach Lauamore said about the teams experience in the program. They know what theyre doing. They know what were looking for. They know what to work on and they know our intensity level. The B-Team has three re turning players in Brooklyn Davis, Kaelin Kuester and Ryanne Rosepiler. Newcomers to the program Nia Coleman, Reagan Fernandez, Mariah Green, Jordan Jarrell, Elizabeth Kennedy, Malyna Loadholtz, Haley Marker, Breanna Taylor, Riley Walker and Taylor Wilford make up the remainder of the B-Teams roster. Davis, Kuester and Rosepiler are still young players, coach Lauramore said, but they will provide valuable leadership for the programs new players. Theyre seventh graders, she said. ... They will show some leadership for the babies, the brand new ones, but theyre good kids, they work hard and they looked good last year and this year. The Lady B-Cats will compete in the Northeast Florida Athletic Conference this season, marking their first time in a conference in several years. Baker County joins Lakeside, Oakleaf and Orange Park in the North Division, while Bradford, Green and Wilkinson comprise the Baker County is scheduled to make its season debut on August 27 against visiting Lake Asbury. The B-Team is set to play at 5:30 p.m. and the A-Team follows at 6:45. The conference also has Aand B-teams, which are scheduled to begin on October 2. Both championship games are set for October 11 at Orange Park. We realize for volleyball its going to be tough because (in) our conference most of the teams we play ... play a lot of club ball, coach Lauramore said. Volleyballs still new to Baker so we dont have quite the experience, but were looking to be competitive.JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comNine of the 16 players who participated in tryouts for incoming players made the rosball team. The new players Ben Cotchaleocitch, Davian Dean, Jamarian Dean, Bryson Horne, Jayceon Johnson, liams were revealed on the middle schools website Tuesday evening following two days of tryouts. The number of players taking part in fall tryouts was more than double the turnout from 2017, which drew about a half-dozen players, offensive coordinator Tucker Roberts said. That goes with winning, head coach Kenneth Roberts said of the large turnout. The B-Cats have a 12-3 record under coach Roberts, including a 6-1 mark last season. People want to come out and be a part of a winning program and Im pleased with that. One incoming player Lohr has already been penbeen shifted around as the B-Cats work in padded prac tor said. Tate Johnson, Pey Richardson are also expected line, which is being coached Warner Royal Dalton Thomas. Weve been moving around the O-line a little bit trying to get a good little group going. I think we found it today, offensive coordinator Roberts said Tuesday. (string) depth and second (string) depth. The linemen will be tasked with opening running room for the offenses talented group of skill players. Jaylin ua Holms and Jabari Ruise are all expected to make an sive coordinator said, and Walker Avera has served as the teams power back during practice. Baker Countys defense, which has held opponents to just 97 points during coach head coach, is expected to be strong once again. Defensive tackle Hunter Nordstram has anchored the defensive line. Overall Im really excited about defense. I played defense my whole high school career and thats what I love ..., Thomas said. ... Im very excited about this season. in Northeast Florida Athletic Conference is scheduled to Asbury. The B-Cats are set to make its home debut on side in a North Division conI think well be OK. Im not going to say were going to be like last years team, but were going to be close, offensive coordinator Roberts said. ... Ive very happy where we are now compared to spring ball. MORE CHOICES1161A S. 6TH STREET ~ MACCLENNY ~ 259-6296 www.wellsmac.comALL WELLS AND GOOD! Finding the right insurance for all the things you love for over 75 years! Purchase this photo at Photo by Jon ShumakeJaylin Maiden tries to escape the grasp of Joshua Holmes during Tuesdays practice.Lady B-Cats have experience Purchase this photo at Photo by Jon ShumakeHead coach Angela Lauramore talks to the players on August 10 following the nal session of tryouts.Football team adds nine playersDebut is set for Aug. 27JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR continue to play both football and baseball at the collegiate level. Haygood reported to Malone University, located in Canton, May, his mother Carma Wilson wrote in an email on August 14. ment with a concentration in logistics. Haygood, 18, was a key part of Baker Countys run-heavy ball championships in 2016 and 2017. He totaled nearly 1800 with the Cats. He joined a Malone football program which plays at the cent years. The Pioneers, who compete in Division IIs Great Midwest Athletic Conference, have won just three games since 2014. But he will be a member of a Malone baseball program that has enjoyed much more success. The Pioneers baseball team has had four straight winning seasons, including a 34-18 mark in 2018 and a 35-18 record in 2017. .276 with 11 RBIs, three doubles and six stolen bases. He became the Wildcat football programs seventh player and baseball programs fourth player from the Class of 2018 to sign to play college ball. Haygood, whose older brother Rod is entering his sopho his family would like to thank God, his family, his friends and teammates, his pastor and church family and the Baker County fans and community for their support, Ms. Wilson wrote. PHOTO COURTESY OF CA RM A WILSON Josh Haygood with sister Tyria Haygood (l) and mother Carma Wilson.Signs to play two sports at Malone JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR The event, which has cyclist bike through the Osceola Forest, is open to riders of all skill levels and ages. Three ride lengths a 5-mile family ride, 14-mile and 32-mile rides are available. Detailed maps will be provided to all riders, and stops with water and snacks and a post-ride meal will also be part of the event. tember 15. The cost also includes a race T-shirt. The race is set to begin at 7:30 a.m. at Baker County High YMCA pool and class schedule With summer break now over, the YMCA has adjusted the pools hours. The pool will now be open Monday through Fri Baker County YMCA Program Coordinator Isabella Frazier wrote in an email on August 10. Aqua aerobics classes will be held Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at noon. The facility will remain open and the pool will host open explained. Registration for the Swampman is open


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Junior such as Ole Miss, Virginia Tech and Central Florida, led the Indians with 39 catches for 664 yards and seven erson, a fellow junior, totaled 26 catches for 411 yards and three scores last season. Howard Allen anchors the offensive line. He has nine colCarolina and Virginia Tech. Lining up against Baldsuring stick for Baker Countys completely new defensive secondary, which lost all of its starters to graduation. Theyre going to let us see early how good our pass de fense is because theyre going to throw it a lot. Theyre good at what they do, head coach Jamie Rodgers said. Youll probably see 20-25 passes in were at pretty quickly covering the pass. ... We wont see a lot of teams that will throw it better than they do on our schedule. Coach Rodgers also hopes the Cats show off an improved passing attack with new quarterback Alex Bow en, a junior who transferred to Baker County before the spring. Coach Rodgers wants to use the intermediate and short passing game as an extension of the rushing attack and open space for running backs John Green and Tracy White. I want us to be able to run the ball when we expect to the run the ball, he said. ... Re ally I want to be able to use the intermediate pass game to help the run game. Green, a senior, and White, a junior transfer, bring similar skill-sets to the back Its like twins out there running the ball, coach Rodgers said. Hes (White) very dynamic. He runs fast and hes a one-cut kind of guy. Hes full speed after just a couple steps. People are going to enjoy watching him run the ball. Coach Rodgers said Baker Countys starters are slated to play deep into the second half before working in the backup and younger players. With the Augustine looming on August 24, he wants to get the players used to halftime adjustments and get them in game shape. He also hopes to see the clean play from the spring game at Oakleaf carry over into the fall debut. The regular seasons upon us almost, so we want to make some adjustments at halftime, come out and see how we handle those adjustments that we make, he said. In the spring I was just praying to get out healthy and we looked good so we just played the young guys at the very beginning (of the second half). This one you want to make some adjustments and they need to get in a little bit better game shape, so playing three quarters will be better. Purchase these photos at Photos by Joel AddingtonRunning back John Green gets tackled during Mondays practice.August 24 St. AugustineTwenty to 25 years now theyve been as good a public school program as there is. ... I told our kids this yesterday (on August 8), I said, You want to feel like youve arrived as a program? If youre able to beat St. Augustine two out of three years that means youve kind of made it as a public school program. Theyre a very good football team.August 31 Ed WhiteTheyre going to run the ball better this year. ... Theyre going to be much improved. Well have a tough time.September 7 Ribault Ribault year-in and year out theyre going to send four or ve wide receivers out there at you that are really good athletes and then theyll usually have a quarterback that can get it (to them). We got to stop the run, make them one dimensional that night and then be able to run the ball. ... Theyre tough play ers. Theyre good athletes. Ribault will give us all we want.September 14 Menendez*Its one of the biggest games of the year for us because theyve got two really highly touted Division I football players. ... Huge game. The winner of that game will have the leg up in the district championship race.September 28 Palatka*Palatka likes playing at home, too, so thats going to be a tough football game. Theyve got a new head coach (Willie Fells) who played there, so those guys are going to play hard for him. Thatll be a tough one. If we can get through that one with an undefeated district record well like our chances.October 5 First CoastTheyre getting back to the old kind of style of First Coast. Theyre going to have a lot of good receivers, a quarterback that can get the ball to them. Well have our hands full that night. Theyre going to be much more physical than they were last year. ... That will be a tough place to play. Theyre really good at home. That will be a tough football game.October 12 Orange Park* (Homecoming)Much improved. ... Theyre just overall a bet ter team. I knew Tom (MacPherson) would have them better, and I knew it wouldnt take him that long. Theyre an overall better football team.October 19 Clay*... Theyre going to be good. Just the style and what they do and the tradition. Theyre going to be good. They nd the right peo ple to t their system and what they do, and theyre going to be a good football team. They will be there at the end thats for sure.October 26 Ridgeview* I think theyll be ne. I think coach (Camer on) Porch does an awesome job over there. Theyre going to continue to get better and better. ... We didnt play very good over there a couple years ago and it took us until the second half. Thats probably going to be a night to where hopefully the district race has already been settled one way or the other, but you never know. That game will be worth a lot of points probably for the winner, so its going to be a huge game.November 2 DunnellonDunnellon coming into our place will be a great test. Theyve got a wide receiver (Maurice Goolsby) that everybody in the country wants. ... Theyll be talented. Coach Price (Harris), me and him have been good friends for a long time, so hell have them guys ready and jacked to play. BOLD denotes a home game District 5-5A gameJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR almost entirely new team in 2018. ers and three defensive starters returning from last years Class 5A runner-up team. The new faces include a completely revamped defensive secondary and a near But one thing that hasnt changed is head coach Jamie Rodgers expectations of his players: He wants them to give so, he said, success will follow. We dont talk about going to play for a state championship or anything like that, said coach Rodgers, who is entering his third season at the helm of his alma mater. ... If we can get all 11 people playing as hard as they can wins will take care of themselves. And it will be really nice to have a chance to control our own destiny and play for our third district title in a row. Thats our goals. Baker County has never won three straight district championships. The program captured its second straight District 5-5A title last year, mark to-back district crowns since 2001-02. After undefeated runs through regular-season district competition in 2016 and 2017, coach Rodgers said he anticipates more parity throughout the district this season. Both nals and 29-14 over Clay in the regionchampionship game appearance. Coach Rodgers also expects Ridgeview to continue the upward trend it began in 2017, and for Palatka and Orange Park to be much improved from last season, in which the two programs went a combined 4-18. This year its a one-game-at-the-time in the district because the teams are better, coach Rodgers said. Theyre going to be coached up well. We all kind of know each other now. This is our third year playing against each other, so every district game is going to be like the Clay game for us. and four of the programs five home dition to district games against Clay and in Week 1 and Dunnellon in Week 11 to bookend the regular season. The Cats are also set to visit Region Its a good schedule weve got this year, coach Rodgers said. 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ursday, August 16, 2018 T B C P Page 16JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comWhen the Ole Miss RebLewis will be on the sidelines as a member of one of the countrys most decorated cheerleading squads. The Macclenny resident was chosen for the universitys Large Co-ed squad, 2018 Universal Cheerleaders Associations College national championship. The co-ed team will cheer for the Rebel football programs home and away games, the volleyball programs home matches, the men and womens home baseastern Conferences basketball tournaments. ball game is scheduled for August 31, and the football team makes its debut the following day in Houston against Texas Tech. Im so excited to cheer at the college level. Its going to be amazing to be in front of all those fans, Lewis said. I think I will have a little bit there just because well be cheering in front of so many people. But I think Ill settle in a rigorous week of tryouts in late May, which coincided uation on May 18. It was so stressful, she said. I got done with tryouts and came back for my gradback. Lewis said she was one of about 300 hopefuls who tried out for about 50 combined positions on the Large Coed and All Girl rosters. The cheerleaders were judged on their running tumbling, standing tumbling, dances, cheers, elite stunts and basic stunts by a panel of judges, she explained. The cheerleaders showcased their talents for the judges in small groups, and performed their own elite stunt in addition to the required stunts, dances and cheers performed by everyone, Lewis said. I was really, really proud of myself just because Ive been doing cheer since I was 2 or 3, Lewis said, so having ing and made me so happy. eral times over the summer to practice with the program, which also won the 2018 national championship in the All Girl Gameday Division, finished third in the Coed Gameday Division and was a vision. leader said she was accepted versities, and chose Ole Miss after touring the campus. When I went to Ole Miss it felt like home right away, said Lewis, who plans to major in exercise science. I was super blessed with that. Lewis, who left for her freshman year on August 10, has already made her first appearance representing Ole two dozen cheerleaders at the Meet the Rebels event on August 11, which saw the school cot, Landshark Tony. JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comPitcher Liz McGovern still has two seasons ahead Wildcat softball team, but she has already decided on her collegiate home. The now-junior committed to the College of Coastal Georgia in early May as her sophomore year of high school the collegiate program had been following her since representatives saw her play in a Jacksonville showcase in eighth grade, and she is excited for the opportunity to play college softball. It feels nice, said the Macclenny resident. I know where Im going to go when I graduate. I have a stable place to go. McGovern had interest from a handful of other programs, including the College of Central Florida in College of Coastal Georgia, located in Brunswick, for a variety of reasons. Its a four-year university when the other schools were two years. Its close to home, which I really liked. It has the program I want to go into, said McGovern, who plans to enter the crimsic pathologist. ... Its very nice. NAIA program that posted a 22-26 record during Conference in 2018, which came one year after the proning record since joining the NAIA in 2011. McGovern had a successpitchers circle for the Lady man with a 12-3 record and 1.380 ERA, and followed it up with a productive sophomore campaign with a 9-7 record with two saves and a 2.782 ERA, according to Baker Countys profile on I want to thank my coaches and my defense for helping me out, she said. Thank you to my coaches for helping me commit as a sophomore. left for the Lady Cats, and hopes to continue the successful run the program has enjoyed over the past decade. Im hoping this year we go to state. I hope we go to state my senior year, too, that would be awesome, she said. Im hoping to have a good season. PHOTO COURTESY OF TW ITTER/@ OLEMISSCHEER Lake Lewis (left) poses with Landshark Tony and teammate Casey Giles at the Meet the Rebels event on August 11.Lewis makes Ole Miss squadPitcher commits early to college Liz McGovern