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The Baker County press
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Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comMacclenny resident and animal lover Lydia Pons was ejected and killed in a single-vehicle rollover accident on U.S. 301 in Bradford County about 12:30 a.m. on Labor Day. Her four children, ages 2 months up to 7, were hospitalized after suffering minor injuries in the wreck that occurred just north of CR 221, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). Mrs. Pons, 30, was the owner of Bed, Baths & Barks, a pet boarding and grooming business in Glen St. Mary. She was known for her support of the county animal shelter and served as a judge for the second annual Dog Days of Baker contests last April. She also volunteered with Baker County 4H. Brittany Lauramore, an employee at Bed, Baths & Barks, told News4Jax Tuesday she was more than just a boss. She did her best to be a best friend anytime you needed her for anything, whether it was work-related or a personal matter, Ms. Lauramore told the news station. She would always know if something was wrong. She could tell if you had something bothering you. She would pull you whats going on? What can I do to help you? FHP said Monday eve ning that the accident was still under investigation but preliminary informa tion and physical evidence pointed to Mrs. Pons, for an unknown reason, losing control of the 2007 Chevy truck as it changed lanes. The truck began to rotate in a clockwise motion as it traveled off of the paved portion of the roadway on the right (west) grass shoulder, said FHP. The truck began to over turn along with impacting a fence, multiple trees and other objects within a residences yard. Ms. Pons was thrown from the truck and pronounced dead at the scene by Bradford County EMS. All of the children were taken to UF Health in Gainesville with non-life JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comE four hours August 31 recounting ballots in the District 4 school board race between Charlie Artie Burnett and Jody Anderson but the result didnt change. It was a very good race and it was a very hardfought race, said Mr. Burnett later that day. Every place I went [Mr. Anderson] was there and Im sure there were places I didnt get to ... I told him I appreciated the clean race. I dont mind having a hard-fought race, but I dont want a negative race. Im not about that. Five votes separated the candidates on election night with Mr. Burnett coming out on top. His lead shrank three days later by two votes when the canvassing board -elections supervisor Nita Crawford, county commissioner Cathy Rhoden and county judge Joey Williams -examined three undervote ballots in the race and voted unanimously to accept two of them due to the clarity of the voters intention when marking the ballots. Both were votes for Mr. Anderson. Undervotes are votes that are either left blank or not clearly marked and consistent with other votes on the same ballot. The undervote ballot the canvassing board rejected had only a tiny dot in the school board race, as if a pen touched the ballot, in as were other votes on the same ballot. One of the accepted undervote ballots had a full cir cle next to Mr. Andersons name, but on the wrong side. It was consistent with other votes on the same side of the ballot. On the other undervote ballot, the voter colored in most of the circle next to Mr. Andersons name, but the other votes on the ballot appeared in a similar fashion. The machine recount that preceded the review of 178 undervote ballots returned the same vote count as the one on election night SEPTEMBER 6Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 1 p.m. 2 p.m. Council on Aging 101 E. Macclenny Ave.The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is a low impact physical activity program proven to reduce pain and decrease stiness. The sessions include gentle range-of-motion exercises that are suitable for every tness level and ability for people ages 60 and up. Days: Mondays & Thursdays Dates: 9/6 10/29/2018 Cost: Free. For registration and information call Northeast Florida AHEC (904) 4820189.SEPTEMBER 6BCHS swim vs Suwannee Better cellular service coming?Page 3Wildcats notch first win on roadPage 15 AT AGLANCE THINGS TO DO MORE NEWS Swimmers top opener Page 14 Go vote ...bakercountypress.comWho do you predict will be the next governor of Florida?DeSantis 75% Gillum 25%Ladies win 5-set thriller See page 14 See page 2 See page 3 Lydia Pons Recount drops lead to threeBurnett wins third school board termElections worker Debbie Cain scans ballots for recount as elections supervisor Nita Crawford looks on. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON/ ILLUSTR A TION BY JESSIC A PREV A TT Top: Candidates Artie Burnett (far left) and Jody Anderson (far right) watch as canvassing board members review undervote ballots. Bottom: Examples of undervotes cast during the primary. Two examples on the right were accepted as valid votes. Example on the left was not.Mother of four dies in accidentJON SHUMAKE late afternoon of August 29 resulted in the arrest of two men on multiple drug charges, including felony meth production. Driver Michael Burns, 36, who had addresses in both Macclenny and East Palatka listed in police records, and Thomas Alford, 40, of Glen St. Mary were taken into custody after passenger Brandi Estep said the two had been cooking meth in a shed at her Blue Water Court residence. Detective Thomas Dyal noted a strong chemical smell permeated from inside the shed. Detectives found eight items that are used in the making of methamphetamine, including three a ters that later tested positive for meth residue. Ms. Estep said during an audio-taped interview that Mr. Burns and her brother Mr. Alford had been cooking meth in her shed without permission. Mr. Alford admitted to purchasing Sudafed about 10 times for Mr. Burns to cook meth in the shed. Mr. Alford also admitted to witnessing meth being cooked inside the shed on numerous occasions, purchasing batteries to cook it and ingesting the cooked drug on numerous occasions. Detective Dyal tested the residue with positive results. The sheriffs office report listed charges of both production of meth and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, also a felony. Detective Ricky Crews stopped Mr. Burns about 5 p.m. in the area of North Lowder Street and Golf Club Drive after learning of the expired tag. A check re vealed Mr. Burns license was suspended six times. itive alert for narcotics. A search revealed a cigarette pack containing a used syringe in Mr. Burns shorts pocket. Mr. Burns said he asked Ms. Estep to hand him the syringe when they were being stopped. Ms. Estep, the owner of the 2001 Ford F150, said she had never seen the syringe, according to police. Mr. Burns was arrested for driving on a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia. See page 3 Arrests for cooking meth in shed Michael Burns Thomas Alford


Page 2 T B C P ursday, September 6, 2018 2464 for Mr. Burnett, the incumbent, and 2459 for Mr. Anderson, his second-time challenger. Youre nervous because youve never been there, recalled Mr. Burnett of his emotions during the re count. You dont know whats going to come up. In the end, it all made perfect sense. You didnt know how many out of that 178 that had the same kind of situation as the two -when it was obvious what people intended they just didnt do it correctly. You just dont know how many are going to be like that. ... Outwardly I was trying to be very calm, but on the inside, I was pretty ner vous. And I know Jody was pretty hopeful for that same reason ... Two days after the re count Mr. Anderson said he intends to run for the seat yet again in four years. Losing by such a small margin hurt but he accepted it as Gods will. it, he said of the outcome. I went with it because it was in Gods design. I put it His hands, so I accept it. He intends to continue engaging students, parents, teachers and others involved in education locally. I look forward to it, said Mr. Anderson about running again. There are a few things I can do to show people Im interested in helping the school district, beyond being involved with FFA and things like that. He plans to continue attending school board meetings and voicing his opinion. He wants to seek board certifications as well. ... Anything to help students and teachers. I still want whats best for our students and teachers and every one on down the line, from the drivers who get them to school to the people who get the schools ready for them. Ms. Crawford, the elections supervisor, said that while the vote tally changed after the recount, the voting machines, purchased in 2014, performed well. Voter error, rather, was the source of the changes, which only impacted two of the 178 undervote ballots or 1.1 per cent. The mandatory recount was triggered because the margin of victory for Mr. Burnett on election night was less than one-half of one percent. It began at 10 a.m. with about half a dozen county elections workers feeding all 5000-plus ballots from each of the countys nine precincts, plus early voting and absentee ballots, into voting machines at the chines were set to only scan for the school board race. On election night, the precinct ballots were sealed in bags and brought to the elections office after polls closed. They re mained sealed until last Friday morning when elecscanned the ballots and then re-bagged and sealed them. The undervote ballots were separated out during the recount. After the scanned ballots were totaled, canvassing board members and the candidates then reviewed the 178 undervote ballots by hand, setting aside the three ballots where the school board race was not left blank. Canvassing board members then examined the three undervote ballots in question and unanimously agreed to accept the two ballots they believed were valid votes. The last county-wide race recount came 36 years ago when Macey Cute Starling defeated incumbent county commissioner Joe Rhoden by a slim two-vote margin, The Press archives show. His one-vote lead after an election in October 7, 1982 led to the recount. CROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER 816 S. 6TH ST. MACCLENNYOPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 8 AM 8 PM Assorted VarietiesMANTIAS PIZZA$199ea16 oz. Assorted VarietiesPORTMANS SALAD DRESSING99ea2 Liter Assorted VarietiesBUBBA OR SAVEALOT SODA59ea12 oz. KURTZ WING SAUCE99ea8 oz. COBURN FARMS CREAM CHEESE99ea16 oz. COBURN FARMS SOUR CREAM99ea9.5 oz. Assorted VarietiesJ. HIGGS CHIPS99ea8 oz. Shredded or BlockDUTCH FARMS CHEESE2/$3JALAPEO PEPPERS99lb 5 LB. BAG IDAHO POTATOES2/$30016 OZ. 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An infant inside the 2005 Chevy Aveo was not harmed, UF Health in Jacksonville for treatment of serious injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrols (FHP) Trooper Kevin Frost. He said in his report the Chevy was heading east on 90 about two miles west of the interchange with I-10 when for onto the grass eastbound shoulder before reentering the roadway and losing control the car. It traveled across the westbound lane, Trooper Frost said, and onto the westbound shoulder before hitting a large tree on its right side about 3:15 p.m. The 1-year-old child passenger was released to family members of the driver at the scene. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON The driver of this Chevy Aveo was critically injured on 90 near Olustee last week. Lake City driver seriously injured r ffntb f b nfffn b f fffn fnffffnfff fnfffffnn ff rffntb f b nfffn b f fffn fnffffnfff fnfffffnn ff


ursday, September 6, 2018 T B C P Page 3JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comA new cell phone tower is being planned on Jessie Yarbrough Road in Macedonia and early indications are it will improve cellular ser vice in an area of the county where its sorely needed. Brian W. Yarbrough says hes been in discussions with a consultant from ArConsulting who is working to build the tower for AT&T. He said he may end up leasing a 2500-square-foot piece of his more than 9 acres for construction and operation of the tower but a deal has Theyre trying to get better service there in our area so we have reception, Mr. Yarbrough said last week afthe project published a legal advertisement in The Press seeking public comments regarding any sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or any sites eligible to be listed, that may be impacted by the planned tower. Hopefully that would happen, said Ryan Malek, environmental division manager for the second Engineering Professionals, about the potential for im proved service. But neither Mr. Malek or Mr. Yarbrough could say whether residents with other non-AT&T carriers could get better reception in that area as a result of the project. AT&T could lease space on the tower to other carriers, which has happened with other towers here the past, said Darryl Register, director of the Chamber of Commerce and Baker County Development Commission that owns land with a cell tower near the health department in Macclenny. Thats an area that desperately needs a cell tower, he said, adding there are many variables involved in lease deals among telecom munication companies. There are companies that build these towers that lease it to anybody, he said. The ones Ive been associated with or aware of they can be a really good deal or a really bad deal, depending on how it works out, said Mr. Register. And sometimes the planned towers dont get built at all. Mr. Register said some one approached his par ents about the possibility of building a tower on their land, but after the initial in terest, nothing more came of it. Mr. Yabrough and AT&T have a tentative agreement at this point, but the proposed tower is still in its permitting stage. As of late last week, the county had not received any permit applications or other correspondence regarding the tower plans, beyond a power of attorney document between Mr. Yabrough and Anbere Consultings David Michael in Arizona. yet. Its still in permitting, said Mr. Yarbrough. I was contacted when they were looking for land in that area back in February. I met with them and signed a tentative agreement. Theyve been doing surveying, testing the land, all these environmental things ... The tower is proposed to be 190 feet tall. 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Call Street Starke 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. THINGS TO DO4:30 p.m. Baker County YMCA, 98 W Lowder St.The BCHS swim team hosts Suwannee.BCHS Lady Wildcat volleyball vs Westside 5:30 p.m. Baker County High School 1 Wildcat Dr.The Lady Cats try to stay unbeaten in District 4-6A play when they host Westside.BCMS Lady Bobcat volleyball vs Lakeside 5:30 p.m. Baker County Middle School 211 Jonathan St. BCHS JV Wildcat football vs Mandarin 6 p.m. Memorial Stadium, 169 W. Shuey Ave. SEPTEMBER 7Fall vegetable garden class 10 a.m. noon Fall vegetable gardening is the subject of the class on September 7 from 10 a.m.-noon. It oers basic gardening techniques, raised bed gardening, growing organically and tips for growing our favorite fall veggies. The $10 per person fee includes takehome information and a seed variety pack of broccoli, cabbage, carrots, kale, lettuce and radish. Pre-register for the classes by calling 259-3520 or online at: https://fall-veggiegardening.eventbrite.comSEPTEMBER 10 BCHS Lady Wildcat volleyball vs Bishop Snyder 5:30 p.m. Baker County High School, 1 Wildcat Dr.From page 1 SCHOOL BOARD DIST. 4 THANK YOU!!!!I want to say thank you to all my family, friends and supporters for all of your help in this election. I also want to thank all the constituents who got out and voted. I really appreciate the opportunity to represent you on the Baker County School Board for four more years. ank you very much!!!!Paid for by Charlie Burnett School Board District 4. THANKS! ARTIEBURNETT threatening injuries to undergo medical evaluations. Next of kin of the victim has been located and there is family with the minor children at this time, said FHP. A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the children and their father Jeremy Pons. More than $11,000 had been pledged as of Tuesday evening. From page 1Mother of 4 killed 121 121 23C 23C 23C 23A Odis Yarborough Rd. James Britt Rd. Jesse Yarbrough Rd. Harley Thrift Rd.Harley Thrift Rd. Site of the new cell phone tower being planned.Macedonia cell tower? SEE A PICTURE YOU WANT?Purchase a download at Press Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM


Page 4 T B C P ursday, September 6, 2018MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Baker County and Clay County were both rural and sparsely populated a little more than 30 years ago, with the highest concentration of residents in each county clustered around one major town: Macclenny in Baker and Orange Park in Clay. Today, the description still applies to Baker County, which has struggled to grow much since its 2010 population of 25,168, while Clay County is a thriving, growing community with a mixture of residential, commercial and industrial developments approaching a population of 200,000. While the reasons for one countys rapid growth and the others stagnation are numerous, one thing happened in Clay County in 1994 that sparked economic de velopment in a very big way. That was the year the Clay County Utility Authority was created. If Baker County is to grow, a similar plan of action to finance and construct water and sewer infrastructure may be necessary, says Susan Fraser, a private con tractor who was Clay Coun tys chief planner during the boom years of the 1990s and currently is serving in a similar role as acting director of Baker Countys community development department. Clay County set up an independent authority to build and manage water and sewer plants. That is where the growth in that county comes from, Ms. Fraser told members of the countys Land Planning Agency during a meeting to discuss the countys comprehensive plan update on August 23. Conversely, she said, the failure to conduct a water and sewer utility study, which was recently recommended in an economic development master plan for the Town of Sanderson, may be whats holding Baker County back. Once you put that infra structure (water and wastewater utilities) in it becomes a magnet for growth, Ms. Fraser told the board. Board members agreed that infrastructure particularly utilities, storm water drainage and paved roads is the key to long-term growth and development. Glen Patten, the advisory citizen panels longest-serving member, agreed the county should look into that and reminded those present that a water and wastewater treatment system was recommended as a priority issue in the Sanderson master plan study being conducted by Ed Preston, a contractor and former Baker County planning director. So, you agree thats an impediment (to development)? Ms. Fraser asked the panel regarding the absence of any utility infrastructure in the county. Oh, yes, definitely! said Mr. Patten, as other members nodded in agreement. On the issue of storm water management, the board agreed that one of the para mount concerns of residents in Baker County is flooding, particularly in areas where dirt roads are prevalent, which is just about everywhere throughout the coun tys 589 square miles. Mr. Patten noted that the county has failed to imple ment multiple goals, objectives and stated policies in the current 10-element comprehensive plan, which expires in 2020, including the adoption of a storm water master plan in the Public Facilities Element, which was one of three on the agenda for discussion at the August 23 meeting. Policy D.1.6.1 contains nine measures intended to address the issue of storm water drainage, starting with completion of a storm water master plan, though no date was set for that to occur. Ms. Fraser said its possi ble the current plan tried to accomplish too much and encouraged the LPA and county commission to focus on a smaller number of more realistically achievable goals in the new comprehensive plan. I would rather have two things in one element and let everything else ride, rather than have a bunch of new things and dont get any of them done, she said. For example, she suggested setting a specific tar get date for the adoption of a storm water master plan with concrete goals and objectives to be reached every two years leading up to completion by the sixth year of the updated comprehensive plan, which must be submitted to the Florida Department of Opportunity next February. She also made other recommendations, as well, such as changing the wording in a section of the current plan that bans development in flood plain areas but is not being enforced and is not required by (state) law. Since Gov. Rick Scott became governor in 2010 much of the states previous con trols over local comprehen sive plans for development and future growth have been eliminated and left mainly up to local governments to carry out, Ms. Fraser told the panel. Most of this is not required by the state anymore to be in the plan, she said, adding that comp plans are to encourage compliance, but enforcement authority is in the LDRs (Land Development Regulations). When Ms. Fraser asked board members how they would assess progress made toward goals and objectives in the current comp plan, something she had asked them to think about at a pre vious board meeting, the consensus seemed to be not too satisfied. Mr. Patten, who obviously had given quite a bit of thought to the matter, provided a three-page typewritten response in which he said: In general, the County marginally implements the goals, objectives and poli cies (GOPs) of any of the elements within the Comprehensive Plan. Where the GOP states ply with State requirements (many of which have been stricken from state law in the past eight years), the County does well, however for GOPs where the County states that it will implement something specific the County seldom has met its plan. Mr. Patten also listed numerous examples, including the lack of any coun ty-owned water or sewer systems, though Goal D.1 ties to Meet Current and Future Growth. Regarding the Recreation and Open Space element, which Mr. Patten said was an important element for Baker County given the vast open spaces and economic tourism potential, he said little has been done to take advantage of the opportunities available. The GOPs are important, yet with minimal following of the GOPs much of this opportunity is lost, Mr. Patten said in his written assessment. He further listed the following comments concerning the countys economic development goals and quality of life goals for the future: Public Facilities. It would be nice if we had specific plans for construction of public facilities at designated locations, even if heavy on assumptions such as population densities. Our plan gives the impression that a developer can come in anywhere comply. Conservation. There are places where our terminology for water sources is different from the state requirement. In both Objective E.1.2 and Policy E.1.2.4 we use the element does well in protection of wetlands. Recreation and Open Space. If the plans for development of the numerous recreational sites, trails, etc. are implemented, then the quality of life and potential for economic development will probably increase. Is this the vision for the future? Greg Sheppard, the second-longest serving LPA member and a former board chair, often speaks of the need for economic development in Baker County while also trying to maintain the countys rural attributes, such as large lots and spread out housing developments. At the recent board meeting Mr. Sheppard main tained that position and stressed the need for accountability in the comp plan. We need a score card to track our progress toward achieving goals and objectives, he said. This is our road map for where we want to take the community. So far, the LPA board has reviewed three elements: Public Facilities, Conservation and Recreation and Open Space. The next two to be addressed on September 13 are: Housing and Intergovernmental Coordination. The remaining elements Future Land Use, Traffic Circulation, Housing, Capital Improvements, Economic Development and Public Schools will be discussed over the next few months. After the LPA completes its work on comp plan revisions the document will be sent to the county commission for final review and approval in January before being forwarded to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity by February 13. Looking forward, Ms. Fraser told the board she welcomed comments and suggestions for changes in current land development regulations governing subdi visions, zoning, road access management, dirt roads and other related topics. One thing she said the county needs to consider is the fact that population estimates in the current comp plan have fallen far short of projections and recent demographic data reflect slow growth and an aging populace over the next two de cades. 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ursday, September 6, 2018 T B C P Page 5 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. CIRCUIT COURT rf NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL!Classes for ages 3 & up! We oer...ntbfffb 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 4th!6924 E Mt. Vernon Suite 101 Glen St. Mary ANIMAL ADVISORY BOARDArc needs helpThe ARC North Florida seeks mature and responsible volunteers in a num ber of roles to assist the agency that assists persons with disabilities. The roles include, manning booths during community events, fund-raising projects, working telephones, envelope stuffing and clerical tasks. Cer tain activities can even by done from home. Contact Quinn Ban at 259-2509 in Baker County, or 386-688-0385. Arcs Macclenny office is located at 678 W. U.S. 90. THANK YOU The generosity of our sponsors and donors allowed us to host the Third Annual Pizza and Politics! We appreciate their continued support in promoting conservative values and discourse. Star Sponsors ($150)Chuck Brannan Campaign Gold Sponsors ($100)Sheriff Scotty Rhoden, Amy Dugger Tax Collector, Chuck & Gedone Prachar, Denise Grimsley Campaign, Doug & Teresa Moore, Ron DeSantis CampaignSilver ($50)CW Realty Anne McCabe, E&M Cupcakery Jessica Roth, Joel Barber, Hodges Produce Randall Hodges, AUCTION DONORS Advanced Auto Parts Jesse Simmons BWPN Bakers! Cakes! Brenda Dopson, Tara Rhoden, Gedone Prachar, Gloria Finley, Linda Williams The Beauty Parlor Ashley Katsacos Calendars Pizzeria Terri Faudree & Calvin Work Carla Coward Cathy & Wayne Rhoden Classy Gems Lena Kay Hodges Crooked Rooster Greg & Sarah Sheppard Darbyville Deerly Blessed Rhonda Callen Doug Moore E & M Cupcakery Jessica Roth Gedone Prachar Finders Keepers Wayne & Staci Weeks Gibson McDonald Joel Barber Gloria Finley Hodges Produce Randall Hodges K&B Floral LaViece Smallwood Moser Lorelie Brannan Lt. Col. Bobby Hart Sherwin Williams Sister Susie Carolyn Hodges T & M Found it For Ya Monte & Terri Thomason The Weathered Wheel Stephanie Johnson PIZZA & POLITICS Third Annual WE HAVE BOATS, MOTORS, FISHING POLES & REELS1159 S. 6th Street Macclenny 259-7800 GOING FISHING? @BakerPawn A convicted drug dealer was sentenced in circuit court on August 21 to state prison for 52 months for violating terms of his drug offender probation. Court records indicate that William J. Williams, 49, of Jacksonville was arrested on a warrant issued in February of last year. He was originally sentenced in 2010 to three gal drugs and possession of both marijuana and paraphernalia in 2008. He violated terms of a 10-year drug offender probation by failing to pay supervision costs, changing residences and failure to submit to a urine test for the presence of drugs. In more recent sentencings on August 28, Judge James Colaw ordered Matthew Light live-in girlfriend and their three children earlier this year. The defendant, 29 and from Middleburg, was arrested after the girlfriend, 26, and her mother complained he made the threats via phone and social media if she ended their re lationship. Ethan Hatcher will serve 30 months in prison followed by seven years on sex offender probation after pleading no contest to lewd and lascivious molestation of a 13-yearold girl in August of 2017. The girl told police that Mr. Hatcher, 20, of Glen St. Mary forced her to have sex in a remote area near the St. Marys River in the north county. She also accused him of sending obscene photos of himself via Snapchat. The defendant insisted the act was consensual. The judge ordered electronic monitoring upon release and that Mr. Hatcher submit to a sex therapy program. The judge ordered Charles Rafuse, 34, of Macclenny to serve two years for violating probation for sale of controlled drugs in twin 2016 cases. He was given credit for nearly a Other prison sentencings that day: Michael Myers, sale of opium or deriv atives near a public place of business; 18 months. driving on a revoked license, non-assigned li cense tab, reckless driving; one year, seven days. Marco Terrell, possession of prescription drugs; 15 months. Michael Ray Johnson, probation violation for failing to return leased property, possession of prescription drugs, marijuana and paraphernalia; one year, seven days. Non-prison sentences: Kevin Ray Combs Jr., driving on a re non-assigned license tag, marijuana possesprobation. Jarrod Jones, felony battery (repeat offender); 209 days in jail, two-year probation, mental health evaluation, community service. Thomas Starling, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, battery, trespass; twoyear probation, anger management class, drug and alcohol abuse evaluation, community service.JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe county and its An imal Advisory Committee are attempting to raise $6000 in donations to fund a deeply-discounted evaluation of operations at the Steel Bridge Road animal shelter. Consultant Dr. Cydna Crawford of the University of Floridas shelter medicine program agreed to conduct the normally $30,000 comprehensive evaluation at the lower rate on August 16 in an email to Dr. Michal Harris, owner of Sixth Street Veterinary Hospital and a member of the committee. Since Baker County is small and relatively closeby, wrote Dr. Crawford, I think we can do this for $6000. She said that would in clude preparation work with the shelter, a site visit, a report with recommended shortand long-term actions and discussions with advisory committee. Dr. Harris emailed county manager Kennie Downing, who chairs the committee, the following day. Its super nice that they will discount the regular fee ... I have worked with Dr. Cynda Crawford before and have known her for over 10 years. I think I could be a good liaison for the committee with the UF service, said the UF alum. Early this week Mrs. Downing said the county has not budgeted for the evaluation so the committee agreed on August 28 to seek the publics support in the As Dr. Mike said, this is a good way for people to put their money where their mouth is, said the county manager, adding that the funding drive will be posted to social media as well. In other business that evening, the committee discussed a $50,000 grant application from PetSmart to fund a largely free spay and neuter clinic. The application was due two days later. Mrs. Downing said the free spay and neuter surgeries will be aimed at pets of the elderly and others with low incomes, particularly pets that have already had several litters, and then the general public at a discounted rate. The grant application requests 240 spay or neuter surgeries to be completed by Dr. Harris and fellow Macclenny veterinarian Dr. Joe Harrison using vouchers. According to the application for consulting services from UF, county animal control has a budget of $117,427 and accepted 413 cats, 522 dogs and 19 other animals into the shelter in 2017. Thats 954 animals in all, of which just 481 were placed through adoptions, transfers to other facilities or returns to their owners. The remainder were euthanized. Roughly 12 cats and 35 dogs are held at the shelter on a daily basis, the application also shows. In other news, the shel ters adoption page on the county website is not currently functioning, said Mrs. Downing, but new software is expected next month to alleviate the problem. County commissioners have yet to approve higher adoption fees proposed by the committee to cover the cost of the software, which is $4 per adoption, but commissioners did discuss the increase during a budget workshop last June. Ms. Downing said she hopes to present a revised ordinance for commission ers to consider increasing adoption and other fees for animal control but shes waiting for input from the City of Macclenny so as to fees apply in both the city and county jurisdictions. If that doesnt happen soon, she said, the changes may need to be approved piecemeal. During the July com mittee meeting, the panel discussed options for a horse vaccination clinic next spring when most horses are born to protect them from deadly mosquito-borne viruses and rabies. Its pretty sad, said Dr. Harris, when young horses are infected and then euthanized to spare them from William Williams$6K evaluation soughtUF oers discount to county4 years in prison for VOP filed criminal complaints for grand theft and fraud against six customers of the RentAvision store in Macclenny who defaulted on monthly payments, mostly for bedding and bedroom furniture. They are: Crystal Cole, 31, of Macclenny for mattresses and a bunk bed on which she owes $900. Hulon Strickland Jr., 44, of Macclenny for mattress and frames. Outstanding balance $742. Ann Chavis, 46, of Baldwin for mattress and box springs for which she owes$655. Mark Thompson, 39, of Jacksonville for $1675 still owed on a bedroom set. Eraina Stoutamire, 45, of Macclenny for default on the full cost of a mattress and bunk bed set delivered to her in April. Catrece Bailey, 39, of Glen St. Mary for a $975 Playstation she failed to return.JON SHUMAKEA Tennessee man was arrested in the pre-dawn hours of August 30 after he was caught traveling in the wrong direction on Inter state 10. Trooper K.A. Hilliard stopped Tobias Thibeault, 47, of Lebanon, TN in the west county about 4 a.m. after receiving numer ous complaints about him driving eastbound in the inside westbound lane of the interstate. The trooper initiated a rolling roadblock across the westand stop Mr. Thibeaults vehicle. The suspect said he was traveling with another ve hicle and was making sure the road was safe, but no other vehicles were observed to be with him. His vehicle also had damage to its left side consistent with sideswiping a guardrail, but no hit and run reports were made and Mr. Thibeault said he noticed the scrape a few days prior, according to the FHP report. Mr. Thibeault said he believed he was on I-24 in Tennessee after he left Jacksonville between 8-9 p.m. on August 29. Trooper Hilliard noted there were no signs of alcohol or drug impairment, but Mr. Thibeault said he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and that he hadnt taken his medication for the pre vious 48 hours because he left it at home. Witness Rodney Coble said he saw Mr. Thibeault heading eastbound on I-10 west at the 317 mile marker. Chris Wyland said he saw the vehicle traveling eastbound the wrong di rection at the 314 mile marker in Columbia County at a very slow speed. In another incident, Jack Hodges Jr., 49, of Hampton, FL was arrested on August 28 on a local warrant for failure to appear for arraignment for driving on a suspended or revoked license. 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Page 6 T B C P ursday, September 6, 2018 Department of Corrections succeeding in chasing down a ter attacking two relatives. Jordon McDermitt, 20, of Sanderson said she was struck in the face by her brother Preston Burns, 27, because she would not drive him to Walmart the early evening of August 30. Ms. McDermitt, who Deputy Jared Sharman said bore signs of the blow, then went to the nearby residence of her step-father Hance Sweat Jr., 46, who received small lacerations on the head when Mr. Burns came onto his property and allegedly struck him with a knife handle. ing a short time later. He is charged with domestic battery and resisting police, along with felony aggravated battery. In other recent incidents of a domestic nature: Deputy Russell Clark arrested Edgar Moring, 47, of Macclenny the evening of August 31 after he went to the residence of Marsha Donaldson, 34, on Abernathy Circle and threatened her. Ms. Donaldson, with whom Mr. Moring has two children who were present at the time, said the suspect had been drinking and was angry over her relationship with his brother. He allegedly threatened to notify HUD Housing to have her evicted, then threatened to burn down her house, promising she would not wake up the next morning. Benjamin Hicks Jr., 37, was arrested at a residence on Mitch Lane in Macclenny on August 29 by Cpl. Tony Norman and charged with violating a protective order banning him from contact with Shantague Washington, 29, and being on the property. Ms. Washington told police Mr. Hicks had been on the premises the previous two days looking for food. He was back the day of his arrest in a bedroom. A 16-year-old Baker High student was arrested by campus deputy Jeremiah Combs on August 28 for battery on his sister, 17, before classes that day. He is charged with domestic battery. Mark Collingwood, 33, of Sanderson was arrested August 27 by Deputy Kelby Crawford for battery on his 9-yearold daughter while in his custody on August 19. In another arrest related to a Keller student, police arrested Abby Vonk, 28, for felony neglect of her four children ages 1 through 9 while living with them in a Dodge van in the Margaretta area. A guidance counselor at the school said the 9-year-old showed up at school unkempt and dirty. In an interview with Deputy Combs, Ms. Vonk admitted to being homeless and that she and her children has little or no food. She contended they had fallen on hard times. JON SHUMAKEPolice arrested a Fleming Island man on several charges the night of September 1 after he was involved in an altercation at the Journey Food Store that included him yelling profanities at a store employee. William Franck, 39, was taken into custody after he ignored several commands to stop walking aggressively toward Deputy Andrew Thames after threatening dued the suspect with a taser shot. Mr. Franck was then found to have a small amount of marijuana and a drug pipe in his pocket during a search, according David Hunter Jr., 51, of Glen St. Mary said he and Mr. Franck were traveling to Jacksonville when their vehicle overheated. He said an argument ensued between the two of them while A store employee then came out to tell Mr. Franck to calm his behavior, at which point he yelled profanities at her, Mr. Hunter told Deputy Thames. Mr. Franck then grabbed his belongings and started walking across the road toward the wooded area, where he was met by police. Complainant Patricia Harris said Mr. Franck was yelling profanities at Mr. Hunter, and she asked them to leave the property. The accused then became aggressive toward her and Mr. Hunter told him to cease his behavior, Deputy Thames reported. Mr. Franck was jailed on misdemeanor charges of resisting without violence, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Authorities also made four other arrests for pot possession during the week, including two at county schools. Clay Touchton, 18, of Macclenny was jailed the late morning of August 30 after he was caught on video vaping on a school bus with another student. BCHS Principal Allen Murphy searched Mr. Touchtons backpack and found a bag of marijuana inside a cigarette box. The teen said he hid it in his bag and forgot it was there, Deputy Johnny Byrd reported. A 13-year-old female middle school student was jailed the morning of August 31 after teacher Ashton Norman informed Deputy Jacob Satterwhite the student smelled like marijuana. She was escorted to student services where she was found to be in possession of pot, according to the deputys re port. Deputy Thames also arrested Joseph Starling, 23, of Sanderson the night of August 31 after 3.7 grams of pot was found in his truck suspect failed to use a turn signal. The deputy began following Mr. Starling on SR 121 after a report of a reckless driver in the area. Mr. Starling failed to signal his right turn from Lowder Street onto SR 228. A search revealed a cigarette box containing the drug above the drivers sun visor. A highway patrolman arrived at the scene and conducted a separate investigation for hit and run. Brian S. Young, 42, of Orange Park was arrested the morning of August 29 by the Florida Highway Patrol for drug possession after his vehicle, a cream-colored GMC Arcadia, was reported ly driving recklessly on I-10 eastbound in Glen St. Mary. When stopped by Troop er Jeffrey Naeyaert, Mr. Young appeared nervous and said he was prescribed medical marijuana. The suspect was asked to exit the vehicle and Trooper Robinson found a pot grinder with marijuana in it, a bottle with one Xanax pill and another pill bottle with a white powdery substance during a subsequent search. Trooper Naeyaert explained to Mr. Young that green leafy marijuana is not a legal form of medical marijuana and that the pill bottles didnt indicate the other drugs were prescribed to him. One had no label and the other was under the name Gonzalez. Mr. Young was then arrested and taken to county jail. Buy from the dealer who doesnt change their brand of equipment every year!ALL YOUR RENTAL NEEDS!! IF WE DONT HAVE IT, WE CAN GET IT!Pickup & delivery is available M ACCLENNY M OWER & S AW304 W. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny | 259-2248 OPENMon. 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The lighting improvement project will see the addition of high-mast lighting at the U.S. 90 and County Road 250 in terchanges. Additionally, the project also calls for lighting to be installed under the overpasses at each interchange. Currently, there is no overhead lighting at either inter change. This addition will create better visibility for motorists traveling at night. FDOT has hired Conti Corporation to complete the $3.3 million project. Work is expected to be completed Spring 2019. Crews will work on installing the lighting at the U.S. 90 interchange before moving to the County Road 250 interchange. Work will primarily take place during the day, but no lane closures are permitted during daytime hours. However, some night work will be required to set the poles for the lighting and intermitted lane closures on Interstate 10 will be required.Improved lighting SELL IT AND MAKE SOME MONEY!PRESS CLASSIFIEDS$7.00for 20 wordsDeadline Monday at 5:00T B C P


ursday, September 6, 2018 T B C P Page 7The following case dispositions were ordered by Judge Joey Williams during regular county court session on August 29: Crystal Avella, VOP (probation violation) DUI with property damage, resisting arrest; 125 days in jail. Cale Bennett, no valid drivers license; failed to appear, warrant issued. William Clayton Davis, trespass, violation of domestic violence injunction resisting arrest (three counts); 109 days in jail. Nina Fogarty, VOP pet ty theft; 75 days in jail. Joan Grow, VOP reckless driving (reduced from DUI); failed to appear, warrant issued. Kristen Hilliard, sale of alcohol to a person under 21; six-month probation. 50 hours community service. Ashley Hodges, petty theft; court costs. Crystal Malloy, VOP failure of a parent to require school attendance; 54 days in jail. Paul Melvin, no valid drivers license; failed to appear, warrant issued. Justin Raiford, posses sion of drug paraphernalia; 118 days in jail, six-month probation. Nellie Roberson, no valid rivers license; charge dropped. Candice Rousseau, petty theft; nine days in jail, six-month probation, parenting and petty theft classes, attend group addiction meetings. Garrett Simmons, possession drug paraphernalia; charge dropped. Jasmaine Teston, marijuana and paraphernalia possession; charge dropped. VOP driving on a suspended license (DWLS); court costs. Michael Bailey, VOP domestic battery; 57 days in jail. Hunter Combs, VOP reckless land burning; failed to appear, warrant issued. Bradley Crosby, VOP DWLS; 51 days in jail. Ronald Daniels, VOP no valid drivers license; failed to appear, warrant issued. Joshuha Ellis, VOP DWLS; 60 days in jail. Thomas Hart Jr., VOP resisting arrest; 93 days in jail. Larry Holt, petty theft, possession of drug paraphernalia; 120 days in jail. William Padgett, VOP petty theft, refund fraud; 46 days in jail. Franklin Thornton, petty theft; six-month probation, attend group addiction meetings, petty theft class, h0ld sign in front of retailer.JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR having dirty and charred bunker gear was a badge of honor. But a new move ment emphasizing firefighter safety aims to change that. Safety and Health Collaboration, which has been using state funding to deliver partments to help them combat high A six-year national study by the Centers for Disease Control and other agencies that concluded in 2016 found mouth, lung and urinary cancers. Lt. Rick Diggs of the Macclenny Fire Rescue Department credits the work ers Safety and Health Collaboration for helping to change the culture of the ser vice. In the old school mentality of the service, the dirtier your bunker gear, the more seasoned a firefighter you were. It was a badge of honor, so guys would neglect decontamination. They didnt want to have clean, new looking gear. So every third day or whatever theyd be putting on this cancer-soaked suit for their entire career. The organization uses funding from and distribute the so-called decon, or decontamination, buckets with supplies that can remove up to 80 percent cording to Lt. Josh Davis, the MacclenTheyve made a ton of headway in said. Last month the city department re ceived six such kits, one for each apparatus in the department, free from the organization. They cost about $300 apiece, or $1800 for all six. Lt. Davis said the grant program is aimed at smaller, cash-strapped departments. The recent grant was the second distribution by the safety collaboration. We caught the second wave, he said, adding that each kit contains brushes, hoses with couplings and adapters to fit various trucks and a decontaminate themselves after batget back into their vehicles and return to the station. Its a two-stage decon wet down, scrub down with the detergent, headto-toe, all the gear. Then we strip it tenant. He explained that modern homes are constructed using materials that often contain synthetic chemicals that when burned emit carcinogenic gases Long-term exposure to the toxins is believed to be the source of what Lt. Davis described as astronomical canHomebuilders are not making anything easy on us, he said. He said the deaths of 61 percent of the people named on a memorial wall were attributed to cancer. With the numbers like that, the need for change became apparent. Just last month President Trump signed legisthe issue. Theres a new badge of honor, said Lt. Diggs. Its clean gear, not dirty gear, the mind set of preventing cancer, not taking your uniform home to your family. This is a new movement in the JON SHUMAKEA 13-year-old Baker County Middle School student was arrested the morning of August 29 for felony battery on an educator stemming from an incident involving two other teenagers. The girl was allegedly in an argument with two females ages 13 and 14 between classes and attempt ing to fight when teacher Leah Wheeler attempted to separate them. The suspect then grabbed Ms. Wheeler by the hair and pulled her out of the way, which caused the teacher to fall to the ground, according to Deputy Jacob Satterwhites report. The 13-year-old suspect was also charged with disruption of a school function, a misdemeanor. In other recent case, a Macclenny woman was named in a criminal com plaint for battery after she allegedly threw a TV remote at a Macclenny man, which caused a small laceration on his forehead the morning of August 31. Victim Michael Wood, 38, said Maryann Davis, 26, was at his Adams Road residence gathering personal belongings when an argument began. He said she threw the remote and then kicked his truck and left the area, according to Deputy Justin Yinglings report. The deputy noted Mr. Wood had a small lacera tion and there were footprints on the passenger door of his vehicle. In a phone conversation with police, Ms. Davis de nied throwing anything at Mr. Wood, but admitted to kicking his truck before leaving the area.JON SHUMAKEA 16-year-old boy was arrested the morning of August 28 for criminal mischief after he allegedly caused an estimated $700 in damage to his mothers residence during an argument. Kelli Higginbotham of Macclenny said the teen kicked the master bedroom door of the Sands Point Circle residence, which caused major damage to the door frame. Once inside the bedroom, the suspect shattered the window with an unknown object, Deputy Jared Mallard reported. The window damage was estimated at $600 and the door frame at $100. In another criminal mischief incident, a Jacksonville man was named in a criminal complaint for allegedly kicking his girlfriends vehicle during an argument just before midnight on August 30. Julie Owens of Macclen ny said her boyfriend Jeron foot. She said they had been involved in an argu ment after he drank alcoholic beverages and she drove them back to her Taft Road residence. The argument continued there, she said, and Mr. Barber exited the 2007 Mazda and kicked the front passenger side door. Deputy John Finley Jr. noted he saw a dent approximately 8-10 inches long. The suspect was located walking on Hillcrest Drive and denied kicking the vehicle, saying the dent was there when Ms. Owens bought it, according to the A 38-year-old man was also jailed the evening of September 3 after denying he threatened Jeremy Lee, owner of Crispy Crunchy Chicken on North Sixth Street in Macclenny. Mr. Lee reported to police the suspect, Richard F. Smith, 38, of Macclenny came into his store yelling threats, including to burn down Mr. Lees house. Mr. Lee said Mr. Smith then left after police were sum moned. 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Page 8 T B C P ursday, September 6, 2018 Elections are certainly exciting and a bit stress ful for most of those more intimately involved in them like the candidates, campaign managers, elections supervisors and us lowly journalists. Perhaps its because the winners will call the shots in our representative democracy, for better or worse, and as voters and observers that means the stakes are high. Our money, our hopes and dreams and the future of our society all seem to hang in the balance. So when uncertainty prevails after an election, the tension and nail-biting gets ratcheted up that even more. I was still buzzing days after covering election night in Baker County a week ago, which left the District 4 school board race undecided. Incumbent Artie Burnett had garnered second-time challenger Jody Anderson, who is already planning another run at the title, to trigger a recount last Friday. Id never watched a recount take place so getting a front row seat to one of the most fundamental processes in a democracy ensuring an accurate vote count was very interesting as well as a bit nerve-racking. I was impatient to broadcast the result out as soon as possible, but of course, the wheels of government turn painfully slow. And for good reason. Supervisor of Elections Nita Crawford is nothing if not cautious, meticulous even. to me after saying hello was, Did you see the sign on the door? What I hadnt bothered to read was a piece of paper taped to the glass saying: No writing utensils beyond this point while recount is in process. The pens election workers were using had red ink, not the black ink pens used for sure no ballots were altered during the recount. In fact, Im surprised I didnt get patted down before getting arms-length access to the ballot scanning process, which took a few hours. Bags of ballots, each sealed on election night and locked in a vault, were cut open with scissors and then resealed after the ballots were recounted, all in full view of canvassing board members, Ms. Crawford and the candidates themselves. It was like they were handling cash inside a bank. After the machine recounted the ballots and cials turned their attention to so-called undervotes, which are votes that were either blank or not readable by the scanners. By law they are screened out during the recount process. Then, in front of several witnesses, including the candidates themselves, each undervote ballot was examined and three were found to have marks on them. Two were declared votes for Mr. Anderson but that wasnt enough to change the outcome. Ms. Crawford emphasized several times that the voting machines performed as they should counting only the clearly marked ballots. And kudos to the voters. They clearly marked 5098 ballots out of the 5101 cast in the race. Thats 99.94 By all accounts everything in the recount process worked beautifully, it was just slow, taking four some hours to complete. The candidates accepted the outcome and moved on, perhaps with a few more gray hairs to show for it. I was just happy to be a part of it and revel in the democratic process for a few days last week. Yesterday, my wife decided that she didnt feel particularly well and wasnt going to eat dinner. That turned me into a scavenger. I was rooting around in the cabinets and refrigerator trying I started pulling out random containers of Tupperware and peeking inside good combination of leftovers. You know, I bought you some said. my wife would never eat. We could be in a Syrian refugee camp living on bee tles and if someone threw us a containeat it. But she loves me, so she buys it for me. What are you going to eat with them? I considered for a moment. Probably Yankee food. OK, said Kelley. Just nothing that stinks too badly. Kelley wont eat, like pickled beets and turnips not turnip greens, which she will, and rhubarb. In her mind Yankee food stinks when you cook it. Come to think of it, shes not too far I try to keep some Yankee food on hand for every now and then when shes not home or doesnt eat. Its a taste of my childhood. In the very back of a cabinet in our laundry room was an old jar of red cabbage I had used as a prop for our produc tion of A Christmas Story and cooked it up with and YUM. It took me back to my days in would have been perfect. eat, Kelley wont touch. Daughter Sara cooks with things like sweet potatoes and eggplant which I dont like. Son Spencer will eat just about anything, but Dylan eats a grand total of maybe a dozen things. Our palates change over the years. I read a very interesting article once that discussed how babies see and what they like to eat. It said that babies and toddlers are able to see color that is brighter than anything we adults can see. At middle age we have lost 40 percent of the color recognition children possess. Food is also interesting. Along with color, a childs sense of smell and taste is vivid. Thats why so many young kids hate stinky foods like broccoli. I may have told this story before, but one of the worst spankings I ever got was over broccoli. My mother would serve it and I wouldnt eat it. I hated it. It stunk and was bitter. Why in the world would anyone consider this food? One mealtime, I had left the broccoli untouched on my plate. Id eaten everything else so I couldnt hide it under the mashed potatoes, which was someI hadnt eaten it. Youre going to sit there until you eat your broccoli. I pouted and she uttered one of those mother sentences we all have heard. Starving children in China would love that broccoli. At that, I had one of those moments of utter stupidity that strike humans from time to time. I got up, opened a envelopes and stamps. I got an envelope, put a stamp on it, walked back to the table and put my broccoli in the envelope. I then wrote China on the front, sealed it and pushed it over to my mother. I dont know what happened next because all I can remember was lying on my stomach on my bed because I couldnt sit down. The odd thing is that broccoli is now one of my favorite foods, along with liver and onions, beets, rutabagas and all kinds of other things I wouldnt touch as a child. Our palates change as we get older. I thought of that as I dug into my Yankee food Yum. BAKER SOCIALIZING On Point In PrintJoel Addington MY SIDE OF THE MATTERROBERT GERARD Last week The Press reported in error that two people charged with fel ony child abuse counts were sentenced in circuit to the same charges. Rather Dawn Evans and Justin Miller pleaded to misde meanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Ms. Evans received two years on probation, not three years as reported.CorrectionYankee food and changing tastes Eye-opening to witness county recount process Baker County 4-H Shaina Spann4-H Families, It is with deep sadness that I inform you of Baker Rop ers Horse Club Volunteer Leader, Lydia Pons passing. She was a lifelong 4-Her and loved sharing her knowledge and passion of 4-H, public speaking, animals, and so much more. Each of us not only grieves at the passing of a tremendous individual, but also for the loss a family suers. I ask that you keep her family in your thoughts. Her children are ne, and the family asks that we give them privacy and prayers through this dicult time. Please be patient, as Baker Ropers will not be meeting and we will notify the membership when those meetings will resume. The Extension Oce and 4-H will be sending owers if you would like to donate, just drop by the oce.


ursday, September 6, 2018 T B C P Page 9JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comPreventing falls and the injuries that may result from them gets more and more important as adults age. Thats why the Baker County Council on Aging has been hosting bi-weekly balance exercise classes at the senior center downtown for the last eight weeks. More than one in three people age 65 or older fall each year, according to the National Institute on Aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), making it one of the most common hazards for the elderly population. The two-hour classes here were led by Northeast Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Sherri Cheshire and focused on strengthening exercises to prevent falls and improve balance, how to stay active while being mindful of falling risks both at home and out in the community, recognizing bad habits that can lead to falls and how to over come fears about falling. The free evidence-based program A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls was pioneered at Boston University with the support from HHS. Its administered through a model that was developed through a multi-agency effort in Maine that was recognized for innovation and quality in healthcare by the American Society of Aging in 2006. It worked well for the 8-to-12 participants who regularly attended the classes, according to Ms. Cheshire. The classes finished on September 4 just in time for another series of classes from AHEC and the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program to begin September 6. Theyll run through October 29. The arthritis exercise program teaches gentle joint-safe exercises develwith arthritis to help relieve pain and improve balance, states AHECs website. The great thing about it is now that wed had the balance classes, we can try to move more into the exercises, said Ms. Cheshire, adding a third program to follow the arthritis exercise classes will be on diabetes manage ment. All of the programs are designed to educate seniors and give them exercises, techniques, tips and other information they can incorporate into the daily routines, like the proper way to get out of bed in the morning. As Ms. Cheshire stressed again this week for the six attendees present, you should bend you legs at the knee while lying down and then roll onto your side while pushing up with your arms and bringing your legs forward over the edge of the bed before lowering them to Very important, she said, is to remain sitting on the bed for a minute or so after sitting up since changing in the heads elevation can cause dizziness. Thats also a great opportunity to stretch the neck with head turns and extend the arms for a deep breath before standing up, perhaps with support from a night table or chair if needed. I love the ones for when you get out of bed, said par ticipant Carol Rowe, refer encing a wide arm stretch with an inhale and then exhale while turning left, then inhaling again before turning right and exhaling again. While doing the cool down after the balance exercises, she asked if anyone heard her bones cracking. You get extra points if you snap, crackle and pop, commented Ms. Cheshire. Other tips for balance and fall prevention shared Tuesday included: Sitting down, even on the ground, when feeling like you may fall rather than pushing forward and risking a fall from a standing position. Protect the egg at all costs your head. Without it, nothing else matters, urged Ms. Cheshire, who also recommended when falling down backward to tuck the chin and brace the body with your hands and elbows. Shifting your weight during a fall toward a softer surface, like grass rather than pavement, can soften the impact from a fall, she explained. If seated on the ground, you should cross your legs and roll over onto your hands and knees before using a chair or other support, like grab bars, to get back to your feet. Keeping a cell phone or some kind of alert system with you in case of a fall. Ms. Cheshire relayed a story about an elderly woman who fell at her beachside home and wasnt discovered until four days later when her bridge club came to check on her. Even if you cant get up, you need to get some help, she said. Use a cane when needed and make sure its the right height. She said there should be no more than a 20-to-30 degree angle at the elbow when using the cane and it should reach up to your wrist when standing straight on the ground with your arm fully extended. table light source by the bedside in case the power goes out because having good vis ibility helps to prevent falls. As such, she said, walking straight ahead, rather than down at your feet, is critical to seeing falling or tripping hazards before reaching them. When standing up from a seated position, ensure your knees are over your ankles and your nose is over your toes as you push off from the chair, bench or bend to stand. For more information about AHEC programs, contact Ms. Cheshire at (904) 482-0189 ext. 111 or with Speaker Dave JonesSeptember 9-12Sunday service 11:00 am & 6:00 pmDinner on the ground following the morning serviceMonday Wednesday 7:00 pm nightlyNursery provided Pastor John Orberg II welcomes everyone!I will dwell in the high and holy revive the spirit of the humble...Isaiah 57:15A special invitation to celebrate ourHOMECOMING 43 rdCALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH523 NORTH BLVD. W.MACCLENNYREVIVAL Ida Gunnells (left) and Billie Oliver (right) stretch out their backs by bringing their elbows together.Purchase these photos at Photos by Joel AddingtonSherri Cheshire (far right) leads an group on seniors in stretches Tuesday afternoon.Improving balance to avoid falls Remember your beloved veteran with a beautiful roadside memorial.A cross and a ag will be erected to honor our service members for a two week period at Veterans Day and Memorial Day.Contact Charlotte Oden for information and an application 904-226-4850


Page 10 T B C P ursday, September 6, 2018 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in 259-4529 New Hope Church, Inc.23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Services 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all Associate Pastor: Shane Conner Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 N., Sanderson, FLSunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 amSunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pmPastor: Oral E. Lyons Community Full Gospel Church12664 Mud Lake Rd. Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Tuesday Evening 7:30 pm Pastor Tommy Richardson || 904-275-2949 DINKINS NEW CONGREGATIONAL METHODIST CHURCHCR 127 N. of Sanderson Sunday School 10:00 amSunday Morning Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wed. Night Service 7:00 pm Pastor Bro. Timothy Alford CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP INDEPENDENT PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Located at:251 West Ohio Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 Sunday:10:00 Sunday School/Bible Study 11:00 Morning Worship 6:00 Evening WorshipWednesday:6:00 Family Meal 7:00 Adult Service 7:00 Youth ServicesService Times...We would love to connect with you!For more information on what we do, how to contact us, or how to find our church, visit our website at: Connect Serve The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Rebecca LauramorePhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: . . . . . 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service . 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service . . 6:00 pm Wednesday Night . . . . . 7:30 pm 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!' In loving memory ofMichael E. Combs2/21/72-9/2/17 My SonIt broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. A part of me went with you the day God called you home. A million times Ive cried. If loving could have saved you, you would have never died. Forgive me Lord. Ill always week for my son I loved so much, but yet I could not keep. Sweet dreams, my Angel. WITH LOVE, MOTHER, BROTHERS, SISTERS AND WIFE, STEP-DAUGHTERS, CHILDREN ANDGRANDCHILDREN Iva Nelle Gris, 83, of Macclenny passed away August 31, 2018 at Baptist Health in Jacksonville after a brief illness. She was born July 31, 1935 in Albertville, Alabama to the late Marvin Loveless and Geneva Cook Bryant and moved to Jacksonville in 1952 after marrying her husband, Richard A. Baker County where they raised their family. She retired from Northeast Florida State Hospital and was a member of Glen Baptist Church. Iva was predeceased by her parents; her loving Lloyd, Rayburn and Ricky Bryant; sisters Evie Troxtell and Nina Brown. Quincy Anne Scarborough, Katy Ranelle Lanier and Lexi Starling; six great-grandchildren. A celebration of Ivas life was held on Tuesday, Septem ber 4 at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Congregational Methodist Interment followed at Pine Grove Cemetery. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of ar rangements.Lois Higens, 82, of Macclenny diesLois Crawford Higens, 82, of Macclenny passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Community Hospice in Jacksonville. Lois was born December 28, 1935 in Glen St. was predeceased in life by her husband, Jack B. Higens in 1983. Mrs. Higens is survived by her son Steven M. Higens (Karen) and daughter Suzanne Hayes (Robin); grandchildren Josh, Katie, Kristen and Caleb Higens, Amanda Rewis (Tom), Lauren E. Hayes-Helms, Philip A. Hayes (Lauren); and eight great-grandchildren. A celebration of Loiss life was held on Wednesday, Sep tember 5 at 11 a.m. at Glen Hill Primitive Baptist Church ing. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu honor of their mother to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Bill Mallard, 85, of SandersonWilliam (Bill) Roy Mallard, 85, of Sanderson passed away peacefully at home on August 30, 2018. He was born in Jacksonville on January 4, 1933 to Roy A. Mallard and Mary Lee Mallard. He lived in Jacksonville and moved to Baker County in 1986. Mr. Mallard honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corp in Korea and Japan. After military service, he worked for the Seaboard Coastline Railroad for 42 years as a brakeman/conductor. He was known as a hard and faithful worker and truly enjoyed his job. He faithful ly served the Lord and was a member of First Baptist Church Macclenny. As much as his family will miss his presence, they rejoice knowing he is in Heaven and that they will all be reunited. Mr. Mallard is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan Mallard; daughters Amy (Jody) Hicks of Sanderson and Beth (Donnie) Parvin of Jacksonville; grandchildren Brooke (Tyler) Foerman, Loren (Kyle) Horton, Wesley Parvin, Chandler Merritt and Jacob Merritt. A funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Mallard was held on Tuesday September 4 at his church with Pastor pastor of Nineteen Hundred Church, longtime friend John Harrell and granddaughter Brooke Foerman.Funeral held for James RaulersonJames Aaron Raulerson, 92, passed away on Thursday August 23, 2018. He was born on June 4, 1926 in Baker County to the late Andrew and Minnie Crews Raulerson. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Navy, and was a member of Otis Road Church of God. Mr. Raulerson was preceded in death by his wives Doris Sikes Raulerson and Myrtle Mert Raulerson; son Arnold Aaron Raulerson Sr.; grandchildren Melissa Raulerson Thomas and Aaron Raulerson Jr.; brothers Melvin and Cecil Raulerson. Survivors include his sons Harry (Delores) Raulerson, Gary (Jo Ann) Raulerson, Marcus (Susie) Raulerson, Ste daughter-in-law Cathy Raulerson; brother Virgil (Marion) Raulerson; sisters Sylvia Spires, Ophelia Nelon and Naomi Higginbotham; 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. The funeral service for Mr. Raulerson was held 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28 at his church with pastors Steve ment with military honors followed at River Road Baptist Church Cemetery in Hilliard. Cedar Bay Funeral Home of Jacksonville was in charge of arrangements.Family gratefulThe family of Shaquya R. Ruise would like to extend its sincere gratitude to everyone for all the love, hugs, visits, food and the prayers during our time of bereavement. Special thanks to Elder Jonathan Ruise, Tiny Tots Daycare, Mrs. Tabitha McCormick, Ms. Angie Dugger, Ms. Kelsee Rhoden and Ms. Liza Watkins, ball family.The Ruise/Mosley FamilySpecial serviceSanderson Christian Revival Center will have a special service Sunday September 9 that includes communion during its morning worship service at 11 a.m., followed by a baptism service and then din ner on the grounds. If youve wanted to be baptized but havent been then join us. If you come to be baptized please remember to bring a towel and a change of clothes. The church is located at 14302 Sapp Rd., 5 miles south of I-10 on the corner of CR 229. Thank youThe family of Escoe Starling would like to express its deepest thanks to everyone for all the calls, texts, cards, visits, support and especially all the prayers during his illness and death. Thanks to Guerry Funeral Home for all the support during our darkest hours. Our thanks also go out to Albert Starling for the lovely service he presented to us. Thanks also to everyone who prepared and brought food for the family before and after the service. It was all deeply appreciated. The Family of Escoe StarlingWilliam Yaun, a Macclenny nativeWilliam Ray Yaun, 58, of Mayo, Florida passed away on August 30, 2018 in Gainesville. He was born in Macclenny to Jodie Monroe (Tip) Yaun and Joyce Wilkerson (Jubbie) Smith. William enjoyed working in the chicken and dairy farming industry. He was an avid Gator fan and enjoyed hunting, mud trucks. He loved his dog BooBoo. Mr. Yaun is survived by his children Billy Ray Yaun, Joshua Lee Yaun, Garit Timothy Yaun, Brandy Herrick, Amanda Herrick all of Mayo; sisters Susie Yaun and Tensy (Mack) Robin son; brother John Yaun; previous spouse Kim Yaun, all of Mayo, 11 grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces; best friends Paul and Brenda Miller. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, September 5 at 11 a.m. at the Community Full Gospel Church, Glen St. Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements. Ive Gris William Mallard James Raulerson William Yaun Obituaries and a photo are printed free of charge. Womens Center of Jax 24-hour RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273 380 N. Lowder Street | Macclenny259-2806 When your family experiences a time of need, let our family provide quality service at an affordable price.James M. Curry, Funeral Director Shannon M. Curry, Funeral Director Allen A. Crews, Funeral Assistantrfr


ursday, September 6, 2018 T B C P Page 11 CONCURRENT NOTICE NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS September 6, 2018 City of Macclenny 118 E. Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, Florida 32063 (904) 259-6261 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Macclenny. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about September 24, 2018, the City of Macclenny will submit a request to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project to provide infrastructure improvements throughout four service areas. In Service Area #1, the proposed project includes the demolition of the existing lift station, installation a new submersible duplex lift station, reconnection to existing manhole and gravity sewer, connection to existing force main, installation of an electrical emergency generator, bypass pumping, and site work restoration at the Lewis Street lift station located on Lewis Street. In Service Area #2, the proposed project includes the demolition of the existing lift station, installation a new submersible duplex lift station, reconnection to existing manhole and gravity sewer, connection to existing force main, installation of an electrical emergency generator, bypass pumping, and site work restoration at the Ivy Street lift station located on Ivy Street. In Service Area #3, the proposed project includes the installation a liner for existing wet well, installation of new self-priming pumps, installation of new discharge piping and valves, connection to existing force main, installation of an electrical and emergency generator, bypass pumping, and site work restoration at the Stansell Street lift station located on Stansell Street. In Service Area #4, the proposed project includes the installation a liner for existing wet well, installation of new self-priming pumps, installation of new discharge piping and valves, connection to existing force main, installation of an electrical and emergency generator, bypass pumping, and site work restoration at the 9th Street lift station located on 9th Street. Estimated funding includes $700,000 through the CDBG Program and $50,000 through local budgeted funds. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Macclenny has determined that the project will have no signicant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on le at Macclenny City Hall, 118 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The ERR may be examined or copied during normal operating hours, Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Macclenny, 118 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. All comments must be received on or before September 24, 2018. Comments will be considered prior to the City of Macclenny requesting a release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The City of Macclenny certies to DEO and HUD that Mark Bryant in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satised. DEOs approval of the certication satises its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Macclenny to use the CDBG funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS DEO will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Macclennys certication for a period of fteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certication was not executed by the Certifying Ofcer of the City of Macclenny; (b) the City of Macclenny has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or nding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by DEO; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written nding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures at 24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76 and shall be addressed to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CDBG Program, MSC-400, 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 323996508. Potential objectors should contact the City of Macclenny to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Mark Bryant, Mayor, Macclenny City Council 9/6c 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 September 21, 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. 1999 Buick Century VIN# 2G4WS52M8X1432279 9/6cIN 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 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 N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 02-2008-CA-00107 U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. CARL L WEST AKA CARL WEST, et al, Defendant(s). _________________________/ NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 21, 2018, and entered in Case No. 02-2008-CA-00107 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida in which U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF9 Master Participation Trust, is the Plaintiff and Carl L. West a/k/a Carl West, Loretta J. West, Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP, are defendants, the Baker County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on ALL SALES WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, 339 E. MACCLENNY AVE., MACCLENNY, FL 32063. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER MUST PAY AT LEAST 5% OF THE SUCCESSFUL BID BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK AT THE TIME OF THE SALE. THE REMAINING BID AMOUNT MUST BE TENDERED BY 4:00PM ON THE DAY OF THE SALE BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK ONLY., Baker County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 18th day of October, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 29 & 30, BLOCK B, MCCLENNY II, UNIT II, A SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 64-65 IN CURRENT RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 4209 HICKORY ST, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 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. Dated in Baker County, Florida this 23rd day of August, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court Baker County, Florida By: Tina Carrington Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 8/30-9/6c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 18-000035CP In Re: The Estate Of BETTY HARVEY SEARCY, Deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BET TY HARVEY SEARCY, deceased, whose date of death was April 18, 2018, is pending in the Cir cuit Court for Duval County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is August 30, 2018. Personal Representative: Clay A. Smith 4720 Secret Harbor Drive North Jacksonville, Florida 32257 Attorney for Personal Representative: William B. McMenamy Florida Bar Number: 292346 Stephen P. Holmgren Florida Bar Number: 117761 Donahoo & Mcmenamy, P.a. 245 Riverside Avenue, Suite 450 Jacksonville, Florida 32202 Telephone: (904) 354-8080 Fax: (904) 791-9563 E-Mail: 8/30-9/20c 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, Florida, 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 02-2018-CA-000064 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUST EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, JAMES A. RHUE, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). __________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: BARBARA NIX LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 11037 Kenneth Walker Road, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 CURRENT ADDRESS: Unknown THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, JAMES A. RHUE, DECEASED LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Unknown CURRENT ADDRESS: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Unknown CURRENT ADDRESS: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Baker County, Florida: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 29, 660.83 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 41 MINUTES, 46 SECONDS WEST, 315.62 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 46 SECONDS WEST 6287.78 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A COUNTY MAINTAINED ROAD. THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 26 MINUTES WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 305.83 FEET THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST 634.26 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST 305.49 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID LANDS BEING A PART OF THE WEST OF THE NORTHWEST SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, AND KNOWN AS PARCEL 12 OF ALLEN TRACTS AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS A DOUBLEWIDE 1988 CHAMPION HOME BUILDERS MOBILE HOME BEARING TITLE NUMBERS 45508196 AND45508214; VIN NUMBERS 338476N6838A AND 338476N6838B. A/K/A 11037 KENNETH WALKER ROAD, GLEN ST. MARY, FL 32040 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 30th day of August, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Tina Carrington Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile 9/6-9/13c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2018-CP-0055 IN RE: The Estate of: JOHN WALDO BROWN, deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOHN WALDO BROWN, deceased, File Number 022018-CP-0055, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other per sons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is September 6, 2018. Personal Representative: Melanie Brown Attorney for Personal Representative: Frank E. Maloney, Jr., Esquire 445 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-3155 Florida Bar No.: 142990 9/6-9/13c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2018-CA-0103 NELDA C. CREWS and JAMES DAVID CREWS, her Husband, JACK L. CUSHMAN And MARY N. CUSHMAN, his wife, Plaintiffs, vs. A.A. GEITGEY and LUCY M. GEITGEY, his Wife, NELLIE G. WORKMAN and HARLEY J. WORKMAN, her husband, GRACE M. LUCKIE, JOHN O. GEITGEY, KATHRYN F. KLEIN And CHARLES W. KLEIN, her husband, ALL OF WHOM ARE KNOWN TO BE DECEASED; And all unknown grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them, and if dead, their unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all unknown grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them, and, if dead, or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective estates, unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors, or other par ties claiming by, through, under or against those unknown natural, persons, and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees, creditors, lienors or any other party claiming by, through, under, or against any corporation, existing or dissolved, or other legal entity named as defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties, or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in and to the lands hereafter described. Defendants. _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: A.A. GEITGEY, deceased LUCY GEITGEY, deceased NELLIE G. WORKMAN, deceased HARLEY J. WORKMAN, deceased GRACE M. LUCKIE, deceased JOHN O. GEITGEY, deceased KATHRYN F. KLEIN, deceased CHARLES W. KLEIN, deceased YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action to Quiet Title on the following property in Baker County, Florida: PART OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA BEGIN AT INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF MADISON STREET (A 66 RIGHT-OF-WAY) WITH THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF CLINTON AVENUE (A 66 RIGHT-OF-WAY). THENCE NORTH 78O30 EAST A DISTANCE OF 127.62 FEET ALONG THE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID MADISON STREET; THENCE NORTH 11O22 WEST A DISTANCE OF 150.28 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 78O43 WEST A DISTANCE OF 127.84 FEET TO SAID EAST RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF CLINTON AVENUE: THENCE SOUTH 11O28 EAST ON SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY A DISTANCE OF 150.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO, BEING THE SAME LAND AS: A LOT BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BLOCK 79 OF THE TOWN OF GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA, THEN RUN NORTHERLY ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID BLOCK 150 FEET, THEN RUN EAST ERLY PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 125 FEET, THEN RUN SOUTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID BLOCK 150 TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK, AND THEN RUN WESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 125 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 0.44 ACRES MORE OR LESS. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., Attorney, whose address is 445 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063; (904) 259-3155, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of the notice and on or before the 28th day of September, 2018, and to le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relieve demanded in the Complaint or Petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this 23rd day of August, 2018. Stacie D. Harvey Clerk Of Court By: Tina Carrington Deputy Clerk Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A. 445 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-3155 8/30-9/20c MEETING DATE Notice is hereby given that the Baker County Development Commission will meet on the following date: September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm The meeting will be held at the Commerce Center 20 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063 The public is invited to attend. Ronald Mann, Chairman Baker County Development Commission 9/6c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 17000082CAMXAX CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. KRISTIAN T. FERGUSON; TERESA M. FERGUSON; THOMAS S. FERGUSON A/K/A THOMAS B. FERGUSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS S. FERGUSON A/K/A THOMAS B. FERGUSON, et al. Defendant(s). _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 21, 2018, and entered in 17000082CAMXAX of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Cir cuit in and for BAKER County, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and KRISTIAN T. FERGUSON; TERESA M. FERGUSON; THOMAS S. FERGUSON A/K/A THOMAS B. FERGUSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS S. FERGUSON A/K/A THOMAS B. FERGUSON are the Defendant(s). Stacie D. Harvey as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Lobby 339 East MacClenny Ave., MacClenny, FL 32063, at 11:00 AM, on November 15, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 1, SMOKERISE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 6 AND 7 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 8157 MUD LAKE RD. MACCLENNY, FL 32040 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 29th day of August, 2018. Stacie D. Harvey As Clerk of the Court By: Tina Carrington As Deputy Clerk Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-997-6909 9/6-9/13c PUBLIC NOTICE The Baker County Board of County Commissioners is soliciting Statements of Qualications from professional rms, registered in the State of Florida, pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, known as the Consultant Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA), to provide Engineering Services for Baker County. The County intends to award continuing services contracts to a manageable number of qualied rms deemed to be the most highly qualied responders to perform the required services. In determining whether a responder is qualied, the County shall consider such factors as the qualications of professional personnel; past performance; willingness to meet time and budget requirements; location; recent, current, and projected workloads of the rms; and the volume of work previously awarded to each rm by the County, with the object of effecting an equitable distribution of contracts among qualied rms, provided such distribution does not violate the principle of selection of the most highly qualied rms. Firms selected by the County will provide engineering services to the County on an as-needed basis, based upon task orders to be issued by the County under the continuing services contracts. The contracts shall be for a maximum of three (3) years with two (2) annual renewal options, not to exceed ve contract years from the date of the execution, unless terminated by the County in writing. Assignment of tasks to the selected consultants will be at the sole discretion of the County. The County may choose to select another rm or use in-house staff to perform any of the described services in whole or in part. No minimum amount of professional services or compensation is guaranteed to the selected rms. The Scope of Services is intended to provide Engineering Services on an as-needed basis for various projects. The proposed work will be known as the Continuing Contract for Engineering Services. Services under this contract may include any or all of the items listed under the Scope of Services, attached hereto as Attachment A, or services not specically mentioned, but directly related to the specic discipline. An original and four (4) copies of the proposal plus one (1) electronic copy shall be sealed and clearly marked on the outside: Request for Qualications Continuing Contract for Engineering Services, RFQ# 2018-16. Proposals must be in writing, and may be submitted by the Proposer in person, by courier or overnight to: Baker County Board of County Commissioners 55 N 3rd Street Macclenny, FL 32063 Proposals must be received no later than September 27, 2018, 2018 by 3:00pm. Facsimile proposals are not acceptable. Any proposals received after this date and time will be rejected and returned un-opened to the proposer. Proposals will be opened at the County Administration ofce on September 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm. In addition to the information as stated above to be marked on the outside of the envelope, it should also provide the date and time of opening and company name and address. NOTE: THIS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS IS A NON-PRICED QUALIFICATIONS-BASED PROCESS. PRICING WILL BE CONSIDERED DURING THE NEGOTIATION PHASE ONLY. 9/6-9/13c LEGAL NOTICES ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Monday Saturday @ 8 pm8981 S. SR 228, Macclenny Monday @ 6:30 pm 93 N. 5th St., Macclenny


Page 12 T B C P ursday, September 6, 2018 Class i fied ads and no tic es must be paid in advance, and be in our office no lat er than 4:00 pm the Monday preceding pub li ca tion, unless other wise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accompanied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for accuracy of ads or notices given over the telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertising will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without notification of error by the person or agency for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party as sumes full payment respon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse adver tising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. FOR SALE Sawmills from only $4397. Make and save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock and ready to ship. Free info/DVS: 1-800-567-0404 Ext. 300N. 9/6p MISCELLANEOUS Alterations: basic hemming, zipper repair, and basic alterations, next day service on some items. Marva Williams, 904-868-8604, 904-2752770. 5/17-11/8p Lung cancer? And age 60+? You and your family may be entitled to signicant cash award. Call 855259-0557 for information. No risk. No money out of pocket. 9/6p We install 6 seamless gutters, pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Alcoholics Anonymous meetings Monday Saturday at 8 pm. Call Wanda at 904-994-7750. 2 AUTOMOBILES 014 Leprechaun 319DS Class C by Coachmen, 32, 2 slides, low miles, many extras, $70,000. Call for details, 904-536-1844. 8/23-9/27p ANIMALS Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. Call 259-6786. 11/20tfc We pick up unwanted animals for free: horses, goats, and cows. Livestock transport services available. 904-222-5054. 8/23-9/13p HELP WANTED Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classied advertising on subjects like work-at-home, weight loss products, health products. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no re sponsibility as to the truthfulness of claims. Respondents should use caution and common sense before sending any money or making other commitments based on statements and/or promises; demand specics in writing. You can also call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot fraudulent solic itations. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Baker County Press Ofce help needed, full-time position, duties include cleaning and parts running. Drug Free Workplace, background check required, apply in person at 130 Lane Avenue North, Jacksonville, FL 32254. 8/30-9/6p Semi-truck repair shop looking for motivated individual to perform truck repairs, will train the right candidate, full-time position, drug test required, apply in person at 130 Lane Ave North, Jacksonville, FL 32254. 8/30-9/6p The Baker County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for Planner (Director of Community Development). This person provides a wide range of functions relating to the Baker County Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan through interpretation and implementation; performs plan review and coordination and other comprehensive planning, development and code enforcement activities. Minimum Bachelors degree in urban/regional planning, economic development, community development or a related eld from an accredited college or university and two years of planning/zoning experience is required; OR Any Bachelors degree with ve (5) years experience in a Planning and Zoning Department of a government agency. Must have an approachable personality and the ability to learn quickly. Excellent typing and computer skills with ability to operate Microsoft applications, such as excel, outlook, and word prociently. Application and complete job description is available at the Baker County Administration Ofce located at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063 or e-mail Cathy Williams HR Director at, phone 904-259-0207. This position is open until lled. Salary$50,000 $60,000 annually DOQ. Baker County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital or Veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected reason. 8/30-9/6c Full-Time Paramedic/Emt: The Baker County Board of County Commissioners will be accepting applications until 4:00pm, Friday, September 14, 2018 for full-time PARAMEDIC/EMT. Must be a Florida certied Paramedic/EMT with cur rent AHA certication as Healthcare provider and ACLS (paramedic) certied. EVOC training in a 16 hour course is also required. Additional training and certication in emer gency response related areas will be a plus. Full benets provided, salary dependent on experience and certications. Only qualied applicants need to apply. Applications and job descriptions may be obtained from either the Baker County Administration Ofce at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063 or Baker County Emergency Services, 1190 W. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063 also online at www.baker Baker County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital or Veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected reason. 8/30-9/6c Macclenny Nursing & Rehab is seeking RNs & LPNs full/part time. Day and Night shifts available. CNAs full/part time. Shifts available for 3-11 and 11-7. New wage scale! Must pass a criminal background check! Apply in person at 755 South 5th Street, Macclenny or call 904-259-4873 or email Masdc@ EE/AA/Employer/M/F/V/D. 11/16tfc HELP WANTED-Accepting applications for electrician and AC duct installer. Must have experience and valid drivers license. Apply in per son at Dependable located at 203 E. Macclenny Avenue. 904-259-6546 or submit application on our website at 1/21tfc Experienced painters needed. Peacock Painting. Call 904-2595877. 2/21tfc Wayne Frier Macclenny. Looking for service repair man. Mobile Homes. Vehicle/Drivers License required. Jared, 904-259-4663, 1/18tfc Wayne Frier Macclenny. Need T&T Contractors. Mud / Paint / Trim. Jar ed, 904-259-4663, jm_martin23@ 1/18tfc BUSINESS OPP. REAL ESTATE Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Wayne Frier Macclenny, I buy land. Cash paid immediately. Call 904-259-4663. 3/9tfc FOR RENT Room for rent, veriable income, rst/last week plus key deposit. 904-408-8085. 9/6p 2 BR, 1 BA home, CH/A, washer/ dryer hookups, 41 West Ohio Ave, Macclenny, $700/deposit, $700/ month. 904-259-6488. 9/6p Huge singlewide, 2 Large BR, 2 Large BA, Glen area. Must see, extra clean, S.A.O. References, taking phone applications, $1200/deposit, $850/month. 904-259-2121. 8/2tfc 2 BR, 2 BA MH located in Macclenny, 10025 Persimmon Road, 1024 sq. ft., on a 1 acre lot, service animals only, rst/last/$500 security deposit is required to move in, $850/month. Call 904-259-8444 or email vtfpropertymanagement@ for more information or to get an application. 8/9tfc 1 BR, 1 BA apartment located in Macclenny, 491 East Michigan Avenue #1. Water, sewer, and garbage included, service animals only, rst/last/$400 security deposit is required to move in, $600/month. Call 904-259-8444 or email vtfpropertymanagement@yahoo. com for more information or to get an application. 8/9tfc 3 BR, 2 BA, $660/month, rst/last/ security deposit. 912-843-8118. 5/17tfc 4 Lot for rent. Ready for a mobile home. Call 904-259-6735. 2/9tfc COMMERCIAL FR Ofce space on US 90, near the courthouse, $535/deposit, $535/ month. 904-259-6546, 904-7593818. 6/21tfc Commercial ofce or retail space, 1800 sq. ft., CH/A, new paint and ooring, rent well below market value, no rst/last required. 904259-6271, 904-591-8200. 1/18tfc MOBILE HOMES No money down! Use your land. 3 BR, $399/month. 4 BR, $499/ month. 904-259-4663. 8/23-9/13c 3 BR, 2 BA homes starting at $38,900. Includes delivery, set-up, skirting, central heat/air conditioning. Call Pat 904-225-0884. 8/19tfc Lot model sale! $1000 in free fur niture included. Huge 4 bedroom. $79,900. Many homes to choose from, 904-259-4663. 8/23-9/13c Brand new 2018, 2 BR home. $37,900 with free thermal windows. 904-259-4663. 8/23-9/13c I BUY USED MOBILE HOMES$$ CASH PAID $$IMMEDIATELY904.259.4663 NOW AVAILABLE 1 and 2 BedroomsBaldwin GroveAPARTMENTS 904-266-4070T.T.D. 1-800-955-8771US 90 E., right on Yellow Water Rd., right on Rainer Rd., go to RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTSThis institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Friday, 8:00 am ?, 28 Martha Drive, Macclenny. Some of everything, household items. Saturday, 7:00 am ?, 7755 County Road 139B, Glen St. Mary. Remodeling/moving sale: Appliances, furniture, cabinets, shelving, and more. Saturday, 8:00 am 12:00 noon, 6031 Bob Kirkland Road, Macclenny. Multi-family sale: Adult and childrens shoes and clothing, household items, and more. Saturday, 8:00 am 1:00 pm, 5846 Lauramore Road at New Hope Church, Macclenny, near the fair grounds. Rain or shine. LV Hiers/Stone TransportNow accepting applications for Class A or B driverswith hazmat CDLApply in person at253 East Florida Avenue, Macclenny Or call 904-259-2314 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT 904-225-0884 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 Nature-themed camps, educational library programs, urally go together. Lets keep nature in the minds of our next generation. Todays generation of children, at least many of them, are heavily involved in the world of computers. The fact is that this is the way of todays modern world. I still know a few old-timers that have never been on a computer but havent found many youngsters that dont use them on a regular basis. In some cases, other areas of interest and importance tend to fall behind or are completely eliminated in childrens daily activities. Getting outdoors and learning about our natural world is often one of these neglected topics. I work with all levels and types of demographic, socioeconomic and ethnic groups in my nature programs. All ages attend my programs but it is refreshing that many participants are children. Many children who live in urban areas do not have many opportunities to experience nature as those who live outside the city do. Many children who live in the city marvel at the sight of a rabbit. Something that many of us take for granted. If a bit of luck shines on them, to see a deer or other large animal is comparable to some thing out of Africa! mammals and other types of animals to a group of chil dren and observe what their reactions are. For the most part there is an instant charge of energy and enthusiasm in the room. Many of the children will squirm forward to get closer to the mysterious boxes on the table at the front in the boxes. And the kids always notice the air holes in the animals travel boxes! Well before the adults usually do. All this takes place while many of the adults move towards the back of the room! Showing a group of children a live educational animal is an experience in itself. In most cases, the live animals always are the highlight of the program. It is amazing to see the expressions on many of the childrens faces when you open up a box and bring out a live educational animal. In many cases, urban children have never seen even the common animals that children living in the country have. This is when the many interesting questions about the animal usually bombard the presenter. Mixed in are inqui ries such as, Can I touch it? or Can I hold it? Eyes, mouths and minds are wide open. It is a great feeling to be involved in this scenario. Educating our children about our natural world is a great opportunity to provide a bit of balance to our modern, technologically focused world. Sharing nature with children is, for the most part, a labor of love. Not many environmental educators drive around in luxurious vehicles or live in upper class neigh borhoods. I have duct tape holding my wallet together if this tells you anything. However, I am rich in other ways. Rich in the heart knowing that if one child learns one thing from one of my programs and passes this on it is all worth it! Rich in the fact that when in a local store, I hear a childs voice excitedly say, Theres Mr. Jerry, the animal guy! And whatever happened to seeing kids outside climbing trees, dipping a net in a pond to catch minnows or tad poles? Or engaging in another simple yet fun and educa tional outdoor activity? There are several places to take children to enjoy the nature center, park, museum, zoo or educational program. Even a walk in your own backyard! Something as simple as making a circle with a rope and discovering all the creatures living inside the circle can be lots of fun and very educational as a bonus. You never know what life-long interest you might inspire in a child by doing this. Please encourage our children to get outdoors and ex perience and learn about the wonders of our great natural world. Lets not leave the Last Child in the Woods! They are natures future. If we are going to save the environment, we must also save an endangered indicator species: the child in nature. Richard Louv, 2005. Enjoy your North Florida nature trails ... with your children. For questions or comments, email Jerry at jwalls443@ Jerry WallsEnjoys teaching nature to kidsSUBSCRIBE AND SAVE!!!Get it delivered to your mailbox or subscribe onlineCall today for info259-2400T B C P


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All games were played on September 1 unless otherwise noted. Free agent running back Mike Boone earned a spot on the Minnesota Vikings 53man roster following a productive preseason. The undrafted free agent was one of four running backs the Vikings kept after cutting the roster down from 90 players for the September 1 deadline. He joined Dalvin Cook, Latavius Murray and fellow undrafted rookie Roc Thomas as part of Minnesotas running back group. Boone rushed for a game-high 56 yards and added two catches for 53 yards on August 30 as the Vikings closed the preseason with a 13-3 road win against the Tennessee Titans. The Vikings open the regular season on September 9 against the visiting San Fransisco 49ers. Fox will broadcast the game at 1 p.m. Linebacker Bear Woods Toronto Argonauts lost their second straight game when they fell 42-28 on the road to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on September 3. Woods, who was playing in his second game of the season after returning from injury the previous week, once again led Torontos defense. He recorded a game-high nine defensive tackles and added a special teams tackle. The Argos (3-7) are scheduled to host the Tiger-Cats (5-5) on September 8 at 1 p.m. Sophomore defensive lineman Quan their season with a 37-6 home win over South tackles and a half-sack. The Eagles (1-0) host the UMass Minute men (1-1) on September 8 at 6 p.m. The game will stream on ESPN+. Freshman running back Seth Paige rushed for seven yards on three attempts in his collegiate debut on August 30, and his Georgia State Panthers won 24-20 over visiting Kennesaw State. Georgia State (1-0) is scheduled to visit the North Carolina State Wolfpack (1-0) on September 8 at 12:30 p.m. Claytons Southern Miss Golden Eagles blew out visiting Jackson State 55-7. Southern Miss (1-0) hosts the Louisi ana-Monroe Warhawks (1-0) on September 8 at 7 p.m. on ESPN3. sons Florida Gators rolled 53-6 over Charleswas one of seven Gators who were suspended for the game, and he was out for academic-related issues, ESPN staff writer Alex Scarborough quoted a news release as saying. Florida (1-0) hosts the Kentucky Wildcats (1-0) on September 8. The game is set to air on the SEC Network at 7:30 p.m. Freshman offensive lineman Cooper Hodges Appalachian State Mountaineers nearly stunned No. 9 Penn State, but the Nittany Lions escaped with a 45-38 home victory to avoid the Week 1 upset. The Moun goal attempt that would have regained the advantage with 15 seconds remaining sailed wide right. Appalachian State (0-1) visits the Charlotte 49ers (1-0) on September 8. The game will stream on ESPN+ at 6 p.m. Senior linebacker Blayne Merchant had three total tackles on August 31 as his Worcester Polytechnic Institute Engineers shut out hosting Anna Maria 54-0. WPI (1-0) is set to visit Rensselaer (1-0) on September 8. Redshirt sophomore defensive back rolled 45-14 over visiting Albany State. The Blazers (1-0) play Fort Valley State (01) in a neutral site game in Waycross, GA on September 8 in the Okefenokee Classic. Junior tight end Kenny Halls Southeastern Fire bounced back from their season-opening loss with a 38-21 road win over North Carolinas St. Andrews. The Fire (1-1) host the University of Gods Chosen on September 8. The game will stream online at at 7 p.m. Freshman defensive back Jamon Jones Webber International Warriors improved to 2-0 with a 45-9 home blowout over the NA IAs No. 19 Campbellsville University. 15. The Edward Waters Tigers fell to 0-2 ranked Lindsey Wilson. Freshman defensive linemen Tay Reed (two tackles) and Brian early in their collegiate careers. The Tigers visit Alabamas Point University on September 8. Freshman running back Josh Haygoods Malone Pioneers fell 42-27 at home to NAIAs No. 16 Concordia. 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ursday, September 6, 2018 T B C P Page 14JON SHUMAKE | SPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comIn an opening game plagued with turnovers, it was a near giveaway that helped the BCMS Bobcats make a successful Northeast Florida Athletic Conference debut. Sixth-grader KeNais Williams scored the go-ahead third-quarter touchdown after scooping up a botched handLake Asbury on August 28. coordinator Tucker Roberts said on August 30. We expected them to be kind of big, kind of fast. Thats a hard match-up on this team. ... It was all defense that day. The two teams combined for about a half-dozen turnovers in the game, coach Roberts said, which included two defen sive touchdowns. The Tigers returned an interception for a touchdown in the closing minutes after Jaylin Maidens 60-yard run moved the ball deep inside the red zone. which is odd because two weeks out here at practice we probably only fumbled the ball once and had one bad practice, coach Roberts said. I think it was like nerves. Just trying to do too much. The B-Cats (1-0) took advantage of a pair of third-quarter fumbles to pull away. Orlando Holland helped tie the game with a scoop-and-score on a Lake Asbury fumble he returned about 70 yards to the end zone, coach Roberts said. Walker Avera punched in the 2-point conversion to equalize the score. Another fumble recovery on Lake Asburys ensuing drive set up Williams score. Coach Roberts said the coaches were content with letting the third quarter end with the ball deep in Lake Asburys running backs elbow, coach Roberts said. Williams picked it up and plunged into the end zone to give the B-Cats the lead for good. but you got it anyhow. The Tigers scored a late touchdown to cut the score to 1614. A punt by Avera backed up Lake Asbury to its own 5 yard line, and another defensive fumble recovery allowed Baker County to drain the clock and seal the win. The defense saved us a lot, said coach Roberts, who addfense came through, man, all night long. Baker County was originally scheduled to make its home debut on September 4 against Lakeside in a North Division game. The contest was rescheduled to September 5 and The game was one of four this season that count toward tournament seeding. they go hard every play. They play 100 percent, coach Robthese guys are going to give you everything they got. Just have fun, man.JON SHUMAKE | SPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comIt wasnt as easy as their previous two games, but the BCHS Lady Wildcats still found a way to pull out their third straight win. Baker County escaped with a 3-2 (25-17, 1525, 25-18, 23-25, 15-12) victory over Clay on set featured eight lead changes, and was it was indicative of the match as a whole. Whenever the Lady Cats were poised to take control, Clay found a way to sneak back into the game. The same was true for Baker County when Clay had a chance to pull away. And in the end, the Lady Cats were the ones to seize the momentum when it mattered most. The final of Dixie Raulersons nine kills Cats ahead for good. Madison Barton capped aces to seal the win. of which came during the teams 11-3 run that sets, Clay appeared in control as it built an early 6-0 advantage in the set. But the Lady Cats clawed back as Cassidi Beavers ace fully erased The teams traded the lead three more times before one of Blakely Mallorys eight kills sparked the set-ending run. But Baker County couldnt put the match away in the fourth set. the fourth set and battled back to tie the score multiple times, including at 23-all with Mallorys kill. A volley into the net and a return out of bounds allowed Clay to escape with the fourth second one. Raulerson added four aces. Rachel Mechum recorded 35 assists and her 10 digs were second only to Kiki Carters 12. The JV Lady Cats stayed perfect on the season with a 26-24, 25-18 sweep over the Clays JV squad. Shelby Grimes, Mariah Green and Jae Moore each had four kills for the JV ladies, who improved to 4-0. the brink of dropping the set. A pair of diving Clays volley failed to cross the net. Barnard led the team with 10 assists and her six digs were second to Taylor Crews seven. Baker County had a much easier second set, leading by as many as 10 points before Clay put a small dent into the gap late. Lady Cats sweep Wolfson District 4-6A match of the season. The Lady Cats totaled 31 aces on August 31 and rolled 25-9, 25-12, 25-7 over Wolfson for their second straight home sweep. Raulerson led the team with seven aces, four of which came during Baker Countys eight-point thirdgame run that added cushion to a previous onepoint lead. Skye Miller and Kayla Welch both added six aces. Miller served four aces to help the team had just as many in the second game, including aces that gave the Lady Cats the lead after a slow start and another that ended the set. Despite the aces, Baker County service errors accounted for 13 of Wolfsons 28 points in the match. Fifth-year head coach Ashley Holton said she was happy with the amount of aces, but the team still had room for improvement. Really the kids showed no fear, she said. They were just getting back there and serving as hard as they could and showing no fear of what happens with the serves. We didnt serve the way we should have. completely override your missed serves then we can overlook a little bit of that. Going into future play I dont want to see as many missed serves as we had. Barton recorded 10 kills and three blocks. Mechum (13) and Beaver (9) led in assists, and Mechums lone ace sealed the victory. The JV Lady Cats also swept Wolfsons JV squad 25-9, 25-16. The ladies had 19 aces, and were led by Barnards six. Jalynn Harvey also had four aces. Abbey Price recorded six kills and Grimes had four in the sweep. The Lady Cats host Westside on September 6 in a district contest and Bishop Snyder on September 10. These kids have good chemistry together. Theyve been together for a long time, coach Holton said. ... With these six seniors theyve been together for these four years. Theyve been playing together since then. From here on out all I see is the chemistry growing stronger through this.JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe BCHS Wildcat swim teams sea son opening meet was delayed several times on August 30, but in the end the swimmers made the results worth the wait. Baker County won 15 of the 24 events as the team outscored Columbia 1161729 and Baldwin 1173-331 at the tri-meet held the YMCA pool on Lowder Street. Braeden Knight and Trent Mobley both won a pair of individual events to lead the boys over Columbia 582-388 and Baldwin 600-99. LoriAnn Bliss and Mady-Belle Ash also won two individual events each as the ladies sank Columbia 579-341 and Baldwin 573-232. The meet was postponed several times due to weather, equipment issues and medical reasons. Bliss (6 minutes, 40.06 seconds), Christina Slater (6:44.67) and Hannah Peterson (7:00.30) swept the top three positions in the Girls 500-yard freestyle. Bliss (28.46) and Natasha Turner 50 freestyle. Cheyenne Croft (30.01) took fourth and Madison Sapp (44.15) eighth in the latter event. the meet, the Girls 200 freestyle with a time of 2:15.12. Christina Slater (2:30.59) finished third and Savanna Powell (2:59.46) took sixth. Ash also comfortably topped the Girls 100 backstroke with a time of 1:11.37. Gracie Rogers (1:34.90) and Savan fourth, respectively. Boys 200 individual medley (2:11.83) and 100 breaststroke (1:04.89) Andrew Rosepiler (2:32.58) and Ryan Jacobs (2:41.00) took third and fourth in the IM, and Domenick Endel (1:21.28) and same positions in the breaststroke. in a third-place time of 1:17.00 and Landon Prevatt (1:19.50) took fourth. Knight also won the Boys 200 freestyle with a time of 1:48.97. Dalton Ray (2:33.76) finished fifth and Haydon Bridges (3:12.03) took sixth. Seth Crawford rounded out Baker place time of 5:29.59 in the Boys 500 freestyle. Rosepiler (6:18.76) finished In addition to the individual events, Baker County also won six relay races. The Girls 200 medley relay team Ash, Cheyenne Powell, Peterson and outing of 2:12.82. The B-team of Croft, Gracie Wainright, Brianna Thornton and Turner came in second place with a time of 2:18.40. Turner joined Bliss, Ash and Peterson lay team, which clocked in at 1:58.35. The B-team of Cadee Crawford, Haley Harris, with a time of 2:29.45. Slater, Croft, Wainright and Thornton lay with a time of 4:43.46. The B-team Cheyenne and Savanna Powell, Rogers and Harris swam a third-place time of 5:44.81. The team of Crawford, Mobley, Knight and Platto won both the Boys 200 medley relay (1:46.59) and Boys 200 freestyle relay (1:37.15). Rosepiler, Endel, Jacobs medley relay with a time of 1:59.31, and the squad of Walker, Ray, Bridges and Tyler Altland took third in the Boys 200 freestyle relay with a time of 2:14.53. The Boys 400 freestyle relay team Prevatt, Endel, Jacobs and Rosepiler of 3:56.53. In the Boys 50 freestyle, Platto (24.22), Crawford (25.07) and Prevatt Platto (55.89) and Jacobs (59.94) also took second and third in the Boys 100 sixth in the 100 freestyle. Wainright (1:26.89), Cheyenne Powell second through fourth in the Girls 100 breaststroke. Wainright also took second in the Girls 200 IM with a time of 3:00.76. and Thornton (3:18.31) fourth in the event. Thornton (1:08.57) and Harris tively in the Girls 100 freestyle. Ray also clocked a third-place time of 1:20.82 in the Boys 100 backstroke. Bridges (1:43.93) and Altland (2:02.31) Baker Countys swim team is scheduled to return to competition September 6 in another home tri-meet featuring Suwannee and Hilliard. B-Cats prevail in a turnover-lled conference debutPurchase these photos at Photos by Jessica PrevattCheyenne Powell (center) and Gracie Wainright (right) swim the buttery in Baker Countys tri-meet victory of Columbia and Baldwin. Trent Mobley swims the buttery portion of the 200-yard individual medley.Wildcats sweep rst tri-meet Lady Cats continue streak in a ve-set thriller PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON Dixie Raulerson tips up the ball. Blakely Mallory spikes the ball on the Wolfson defenders.


ursday, September 6, 2018 T B C P Page 15JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe Ribault Trojans have struggled this season while dealing with a revamped roster. Ribault lost 25 seniors from last years 7-4 team, which won the programs second straight District 3-5A title and resulted in its third ance. But with only six returning starters from last year, the roster turnover has forced a number of unplaying time, including starting freshman quarterback Chris Calhoun. Theyre like us: A ton of seniors last year and very young, head coach Jamie Rodgers said. But some of the young major talent. Sophomore Chris Johnson, who plays both tight end and linebacker, has alMiami. The offense, however, cess early in head coach Kelvin Smiths third sea son. Ribault has been outscored by a combined 68-8 by Sandalwood and Trinity Christian to open the season. The Trojans have surrendered 11 turnovers already, and Trinity recorded three defensive scores a safety, pick six and fumble recovery in the end zone during last weeks 47-0 blowout. Coach Rodgers expects the Trojans this week despite Baker Countys impressive defensive start to the season. The Cats have held opponents to a combined 22 points and have forced four turnovers. They kind of imploded said of Ribaults loss to Trinity. I dont think well see that. I think well see a better game. JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR defense took care of the rest. Running backs John Green and Scooby Graham combined for near ly 240 yards on August 31, and the BCHS Wildcats outlasted the host ing Ed White Commanders 13-8 for Baker Countys defense limited the Flowers and shut out the Com manders in the second half to help the Cats (1-1) preserve their slim lead. We didnt make things easy on ourselves at all, but thats coach (Kevin) Sullivans third year there, head coach Jamie Rodgers said on Monday. ... Hes a Hall of Fame football coach. We knew he was going to have their guys better. ... So much better than being 0-2, he later added. The guys need to taste a win. Those young guys need to taste a win. All the scoring came during a four-minute span of game time sur rounding halftime, which broke up the defensive stalemate that made up much of the game. Graham carried the load on Baker Countys four-play scoring drive that opened the second half and gave the Cats the lead for good. The sophomore rushed for all 67 yards on the drive, including the go-ahead 6-yard touchdown run 70 seconds into the third quarter. He rushed for 93 yards in the down run of the season with a 40yard burst one play earlier. Scoobys one of those special talents. Hes one of those 10th grad ers that has to play for us, coach Rodgers said. When you got a play on varsity for us. I tell him all really fun next three years for you. Baker Countys defense con trolled the second half to hold onto ered a fumble, forced three turnovers on downs and two punts as less after halftime for the second straight game. Isaiah Flowers, who rushed touchdowns in Week 1, ran for 119 yards, but was held to just 13 yards To hold [Flowers] to that and to hold them to eight points was very good, coach Rodgers said. ... We havent given [a touchdown] up on the ground yet, which is pretty impressive, also. Pass defense has Still, Ed White twice moved the ball into the red zone in the third quarter with a chance to steal the lead. Quarterback Chaz Hirschman connected with Zorian Stanton on an 82-yard catch-and-run that gave the Commanders the ball inside the 10 yard line. The Cats held strong, tackling Flowers for a loss and forcing three straight incompletions to end the threat. Ed White moved the ball back into the red zone on their following possession, but a third-down fum ble backed the Commanders up to the 26 yard line. A fourth-down throw fell incomplete. The Commanders scored on just one of their four trips into the red zone. Ed White carried an 8-7 lead into halftime after Hirschman threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Shawnell Hall with 30 seconds remaining in the second quarter. Flowers, who had a 37-yard run during the drive, ran in the 2-point conversion from the Wildcat formation. Green rushed for about half of his game-high 140 yards during Baker Countys 69-yard scoring drive that began about midway through the second quarter. He outside for a 22-yard run, which set up Kelton Knabbs 1-yard touchdown run one play later. The only thing I can tell you why those two really good drives happened is because everybody was moving as an 11-man unit and we were getting all the blocks, no missed assignments, no penalties, coach Rodgers said. Green, a senior, sat out about half the third quarter following the the game. But he sealed the victory by gaining a pair of fourth-quarter More than a half-dozen sophomores saw the field against Ed White, coach Rodgers said. The teams youth has left plenty of room to grow as the season progresses. Were not clicking on very many cylinders at all, so its easy to come to practice and work on things you need to do better, coach Rodger said. This teams got ton of improvement we can do, which is a good thing leading on into the season. BAKER COUNTY VS. RIBAULT TROJANSSeptember 7 M 7 Trojan Stadium3701 Winton Dr., Jacksonville Wesley Staggs wraps up running back Isaiah Flowers.Purchase these photos at Photos by Jud JohnsonKelton Knabb plunges into the end zone for the rst touchdown in Baker Countys 13-8 win at Ed White.Alex Bowen looks for an open receiver while rolling out.Cats grind out rst winKnabb, Graham score TDsWildcats visit struggling Ribault on FridayEchols paces Baker County in a muddy openerJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe BCHS Wildcat cross country team braved sloppy conditions on September 1 as they made their season debut at the Bradford Cross Country Invitational, which had runners representing 11 schools. The runners experienced every bit of a cross country meet except for hills, head coach Pamela Robinson wrote in an email on September 3. Water, mud, roots, pavement, turns, straights and did I mention water? It was a swamp! ners with a time of 23 minutes, 22 seconds to lead teams that had enough runners to qualify. Eastside tion. An amazing time considering the rough terrain, coach Robinson wrote. and junior Juan Torres (31:12) took 59th. Junior Kyler Holton (40:34) and senior Michael Davis (46:30) rounded out the boys results. New junior runner Marissa Brown led the Lady Cats as she placed 17th out of 50 competitors with ished 23rd, sophomore Taylor Siefert (34:18) took 29th following a bad fall on roots, coach Robinson wrote, and sophomore Kaitlynn Daniels (41:58) came in 46th. We were very leery of the course due to all the rain the area has had and with the information shared by the race coordinator, the coach explained. My runners have been trained and told will always vary. Just run the race set before you and you come out a winner! The cross country team was scheduled to travel to Yulee on September 4.JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe Baker Bandits Soccer Club has been chosen to once again host a free Chevy Youth Soccer Clinic at Raiford Road Church. Registration for the camp scheduled for October 4 is now open online at https://www.chevrolet. com/youth-sports. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Clinic Registration and choose the soccer clinic. The Macclenny clinic is listed under the Jacksonville area and use the password kick it to register. The camp, which is set to run from 6-9 p.m., is open to players through high school seniors. Baker Bandits Soccer Club is asking those interested to register as soon as possible so they can know an approxi mate number of players attending. We are very excited to have this opportunity again and we hope to see you all out there again! the club wrote in a message.Bandits to host a free clinic


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