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The Baker County press

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The Baker County press
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Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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Macclenny, FL
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Baker County Press, Inc., James C. McGauley- Publisher
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United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
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Cf. Gregory, W. Amer. newspapers, 1937.:
Began Apr. 12, 1929.
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Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
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Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

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OCTOBER 4 BCHS swim Senior Night 4:30 p.m. Baker County YMCA, 98 W. Lowder St. The BCHS swim team will honor its seniors during its tri-meet against Yulee and Middleburg.BCMS Lady Bobcat A-Team Volleyball vs Wilkinson5:30 pm Baker County Middle School, 211 Jonathan St. The No. 2 seed Lady B-Cats host Wilksinson in the quarternal match.Chevy Youth Soccer Clinic6 9 p.m. Raiford Road Church, 9201 South State Road 121 The Baker Bandits Soccer Rate of owning homes high herePage 4LAND PLANNING AGENCY Dads on campusPage 9 AT AGLANCE THINGS TO DO MORE NEWS Go vote ...bakercountypress.comShould the City of Macclenny residents pay more for police than non-city? Yes 17%No 74%Undecided 9%More fair arts winners See page 7 See page 3 Spreading awarenessIn addition to ghting res, Macclenny Fire Rescue personnel are sporting the color pink throughout October in eorts to ght breast and other cancers. Fireghters exposed to carcinogens and other chemicals while on the job are disproportionately diagnosed with breast cancer just one of many cancers linked to the work reghters do, states a press release from the department issued this week. With one in eight women diagnosed with breast cancer each year, an estimat ed 304,010 new cases and 45,920 deaths are expected in 2018. Among all women aected, 85 percent have no family histo ry, said the statement. Fireghters are motivated to get involved for many reasons, and often its because they have been personally affected by the disease, says Rick Diggs, a lieutenant with the department and a member of IAFF Local 5173. We are supporting breast cancer awareness and prevention by encour aging others to give so that no breast cancer patient goes without life-saving treatments or having hope for a cure, he said. While everyone is at risk for breast cancer, the two most important risk fac tors are being female and getting older. Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no other known factors. To help reduce your risk, be sure to maintain a healthy weight, eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, exercise and limit alco hol consumption. Macclenny Fire Rescue is encouraging everyone in the community to par ticipate in breast cancer awareness and prevention activities. For more information, contact the Macclenny Association of Professional Fireghters L5173 at rdiggs@cityofmacclenny.com. The sheriffs department arrested a Macclenny woman on September 26 following a complaint by her mother that led detectives to a Hickory Street residence where six ju veniles were living amid roach infestation and other squalid conditions. Crystal Cole, 32, was summoned back to the address that afternoon from her job, and charged with felony child neglect. Deputy Jared Sharman inspected the homes inte ing in age from infants up to 14 years being super vised that day by the suspects mother Elizabeth Figge, 56, of Macclenny, who informed them she has mental health problems and is on medication. Dogs and cats roamed freely inside and animal feces were found in several rooms and on a shower The residence had no running water, open wires exposed and holes in the wall. The deputy noted piles of dirty clothing on the floor and only a few canned goods in cabinets crawling with roaches. Ms. Cole admitted that conditions were foul and remarked, It was bad and Im trying to work on it, as quoted in the deputys report. Ms. Figge said she used the last diaper before police arrived, and there appeared to be no food for the children. Police in recent months have made other likened discoveries of neglected children, resulting in the felony arrests. In an unrelated arrest, Eraina Soutamire, 45, of Macclenny was charged on September 26 with felony insurance fraud for attempting to obtain vehicle insurance one hour after she was involved in an acCrystal ColeSix kids found living in squallerSee page 2JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comFor the last six years the county has allowed development of 5-acre-lot subdivisions in 10and 7.5-acre minimum lot size zoning districts as long as the smaller lots were on paved county roads. The problem: County com missioners never updated the countys comprehensive plan to reflect the 2012 policy shift, thus making the smaller lots ille gal under state law, interim community development director Susan Fraser told the countys Land Planning Agency (LPA) board last week. She said while building permits have been issued for these illegal lots and homes have been constructed, should they burn down and sustain substantial storm damage, they will not be eligible for new building permits to repair or replace the homes, at least not without further action by the county com mission. Ms. Fraser pledged during the September 27 meeting to work with the county attorney to craft an ordinance for consideration this month to declare the homes built between 2012 and now conforming lots eligible for future building permits. But she also recommended that the county cease approving these illegals lots and work to revise the comprehensive plan to She said early this week its not yet known ordinance, however last week, she said there are many homeowners with illegal 5-acre lots approved prior to 2012 that could be in trouble should their properties be damaged or destroyed in the future. According to her research of past actions by county planners, the LPA and commissioners, an ordinance was approved in July 2012 to amend the countys land development regulations to establish an exemption to subdivision perPhoto courtesy of Lt. Rick DiggsMacclenny reghters donned pink T-shirts Tuesday morning in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Theyll be wearing them all month long, Lt. Rick Diggs said. Illegal lots everywhereSee page 3 JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com seven people in Bak er County and Ladonna Sherlene Johnson of Macclenny was nearly one of them. Eventually, she was diagnosed with the influenza A 2009 strain, also known as H1N1 or the swine flu. Its the same strain the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) re ports has been responsible outbreaks nationally so far Ms. Johnson, 56, didnt There were problems with attempt and she wasnt feeling well on repeat visits for vaccinations at Walmart, which meant she couldnt receive them. It just slipped by. I had she recalled.Nearly killed by the uPlanner calls for halt in approvalsSee page 2 You can record a deed for a 1-squarefoot parcel and sell it. But it doesnt mean you can put anything on it.Interim community development director Susan Fraser Ground and pound winPage 15

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Page 2 T B C P ursday, October 4, 2018cident on June 21. The warrant resulted from an investigation by the states Bureau of Insurance Fraud, who found that the accused applied online with Progressive Insurance while still at Fraser Hospital after the accident after which she was issued a citation by a state trooper for not having insurance. The investigator determined, Ms. Stoutamires statements to me are in di ments to Progressive ... and did not volunteer to Progressive employees that she had taken the policy out afmade blatantly false statements ... when they contacted her to verify the time she made her initial application. Eraina StoutamireFrom page 1 275-4379 FREE CAN OF WORLD FAMOUS SPOT REMOVER$115 minimum service Cant be combined with other oers Expires 10/31/18Carpet cleaning Furniture cleaning Spot removal Grout cleaning Pet urine removal Auto & RV interior cleaning WWW.BUILDINGSANDMORE.COM RENT TO OWN M NO CREDIT CHECK 1168 W. MACCLENNY AVE. | MACCLENNY | 259-4054STEEL BUILDINGS 30x51 GARAGE W.A.C. $205 per mo. 18x21 CARPORT W.A.C. $21 per mo. 42x26 BARN W.A.C. $94 per mo. 8x14 Authorized Dealer 12x20 12x16 8x10 10x12 12x2090DAYSSAME AS CASH $107RTO $75RTO$68RTO$78RTO $179RTO$144RTO $123RTO DOG KENNEL 12x16 $123RTO GARAGES SCREEN ROOMS GAZEBOSPrices subject to change without notice. By January she began to get symptoms. I felt extremely sick. It kind of hurt all over. High fever of 102, 103 sometimes. Nothing would make it go away. It would come down but didnt go away, she said of the fever. Her doctor prescribed antibiotics thinking it was a sinus infection be cause a test for H1N1 came back negative. But her condition worsened with nausea and trouble breathing. She was back at the hospital in mid-January when she passed out in a quarantine area. She eventually ended up at UF Health in Gainesville where she was led to pneumonia, multi-organ failure and sepsis. All of those should have killed me, said Ms. Johnson, who has already gotUnder a medically-induced coma she was placed on an ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) machine that temporarily replaces lung function, allowing the lungs to rest and heal. After several operations and blood transfusions, I started to get better, little by little, she said. When I woke up, I was full of joy. Everything was amazing. I went to sleep depressed and suicidal and woke up elated, full of joy and I wanted to do the Lords work, she said, crediting her survival to God but also the ECMO machine. Still, others in Baker County were son, when Baker County had seven monia, the highest number of deaths since 2010 when eight locals died. And while the state age-adjusted talities per 100,000 people during the last 11 years, Baker Countys rate has averaged more than twice that at 21.9 during the same period. The county also had the second for 2017. es. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Morales, Baker County Health Departemail. He said according to the CDC, children from 6 months to 2 years, pregnant women and anyone 50 years or older are most at risk for complications its very important for those populations to get vaccinated. Still, people with weakened immune systems or long-term health problems like asthma, diabetes, kidney disease or extreme obesity have higher risks, too. Mr. Morales noted that the coun ty health department on West Lowder dren ages 6 months to 18. Adults may have some out-of-pocket cost depending on their insurance coverage. The clinic is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. include soreness at the injection site, a slight fever or not feeling well for a day or two. Kids who get the nasal spray vaccine may have a slight runny nose or low fever. Severe reactions to the vaccine are very, very rare, said Mr. Morales, who recommended everyone 6 months or of October. The state department of health relow but modest increases are expected during the coming weeks for the start of So far this season, the county health vaccines. For information visit to www. FluFreeFlorida.com. INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA DEATH RATES Number of deaths County Florida in Baker County Rate Rate2017 7 25.8 9.8 2016 4 14.8 9.6 2015 4 13.7 9.1 2014 6 27.4 9.6 2013 3 15.3 9.7 2012 6 30.6 8.6 2011 4 19.4 9.4 2010 8 40.8 8.6 2009 3 15.0 9.2 2008 5 22.6 8.6 2007 3 15.5 8.72017 REGIONAL FLU DEATHS Number of deaths RateUnion 5 29.9 Baker 7 25.8 Duval 142 14.8 Nassau 16 13.9 Clay 34 13.7 Columbia 10 10.5 St. Johns 25 7.9 Bradford 2 5.2Source: Floridacharts.com. All rates are age-adjusted and per 100,000 population.From page 1Flu: Death rate twice state rate Insurance fraudJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comA former Baker County High School student was arrested for kidnapping a woman at gunpoint in Jacksonville early Sunday and then fatally shooting a Jacksonville Sheriffs Office (JSO) K-9 reJhamel M. Paskel, 17, of Jacksonvilles northwest side allegedly carjacked the victim at a convenience store gas pump about 2:30 a.m. on Lem Turner Road. Her vehicle, a 2018 Chevy Cruze, was enabled with the GPS tracking service OnStar, which led police to the vehicle and suspect. According to JSO, Mr. Paskel was heading west on the interstate near the Cecil Commerce Center Parkway where his service dog Fang, who was shot and killed by the suspect. Mr. Paskel was taken into custody a short time later by victim as well as a handgun in the vicinity. after he was detained. He was then arrested and booked at the Duval County jail. Mr. Paskels last known school was listed in the JSO arrest report as Baker County High School. Jhamel PaskelFormer BCHS student fatally shoots JSO K-9 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Monday Saturday at 8 pm nightly8981 S. SR 228 Macclenny

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ursday, October 4, 2018 T B C P Page 3mitting requirements for certain applicants and cre ate a new 20-acre minimum zoning designation. Then the following month the county created another exemption after a presentation from county the intent of the ordinance was to permit 5-acre lots on existing county paved roads, even where the zoning called for minimum lot sizes of 7.5 or 10 acres. It is on the basis of this discussion and a table included in the recitals of the amended ordinance 201211 that the county has approved applications for exemptions to the subdivision regulations that include 5-acre lots ..., wrote Ms. Fraser in her report to LPA members. She told LPA members the ordinance language itself didnt speak to the 5-acre-lot exemption. Secondly, she said, state law requires that the land development regulations, which the ordinance changed, are consistent with the countys comprehensive plan, which wasnt changed. Furthermore, state statutes show, any land development regulations existing at the time of adoption which are not consistent with the adopted compre hensive plan .... shall be amended so as to be consistent ... The statute goes on to say that during the amendment process, the most recent version of the comprehensive plan shall govern any actions taken on development applications. We want to put a stop to that because you really cant do that ..., Ms. Fraser said of the 5-acre-lot exemptions. Then, as part of a future land use discussion, we can talk about should there be 5-acre lots, and where would they be. Once those changes are hammered out, she continued, the county should re quire that new subdivisions conform to the minimum lots sizes designated by their land use and zoning category. So were just are trying to put a stop to the practice of approving them. Let everyone know we wont ap prove them. Everyone has been doing them because the county has said yes. They did nothing wrong. But we really cant continue to do that. But we also dont want to take away the approvals these individuals go, she said. Still, the challenge will be others who sought and won similar approvals prior to the changes in 2012. We get people every single day with lots that are not the right size, Ms. Fraser informed the somewhat shocked board members. Somebody just went to the clerks office and recorded the deed and its not the right size. We spend half where these lots came from and we dont want these people to have to go through that process. We want to say you have a legal lot and we recognize it. But, she said, there are illegal 5-acre lots everywhere in the county that will not be eligible for future building permits. LPA members agreed with the planning directors recommendations, expressing their commitment to upholding the post-2012 approvals for the illegal 5-acre lots. I wouldnt recommend reversing past decisions, said member Glen Patten. We need to honor it. Member Greg Sheppard asked whether the county could continue to allow the 5-acre lots until the ongoing comprehensive plan update is complete, which is expected for January. Ms. Fraser said the county attorney has advised against it. So people were being sold bogus land? asked member Katherine Heinz. Every day, responded Ms. Fraser, adding that when buying property, its the buyers responsibility to verify what can and cannot be legally built on the land. You can record a deed for a 1-square-foot parcel and you can sell it, she said. But it doesnt mean you can put anything on it. Board members also expressed disappointment that homeowners could be harmed due to the coun ty not properly enforcing zoning laws. Not only could damaged homes not be repaired or rebuilt, but property owners could have issues moving mobile homes onto non-conforming lots, which also requires a county permit. Once the word gets out that we wont issue per mits, it will stop, said Ms. Fraser.Realtors will get the word in about two days. You can sell it, but theres no permit to be had. This is a position where the county is acting against its own comp plan and its own zoning when it does this, and its providing no notice, no advertising. She said the best legal option is to immediately halt the practice, grandfather in the applications approved out how to move forward. How the county moves ahead will surely affect large swaths of county land. Ms. Fraser estimated three-quarters of the county is zoned for lots no smaller than 7.5 acres. One option, supported by the LPAs Sharon Padgett, could be a mass rezoning from 7.5-acre minimum lots sizes to a 5-acre minimum. Now Ms. Fraser and othtermining just how many illegal 5-acre lots exist and where there are located. Some may have been created legally through other exemptions for family lots or homestead divisions. In other business last week, the LPA panel was set to hear an application from Rayonier for a borrow pit near the Walmart Distribution Center, but the application was tabled because the applicant had yet to present was satisfactory to county attorney Rich Komando. Its expected to be taken up at the October 11 LPA meeting. I wouldnt recommend reversing past decisions. We need to honor it.LPA member Glen Patten THINGS TO DOClub hosts a free Chevy Youth Soccer Clinic at Raiford Road Church.OCTOBER 9 Six-week Tools to Quit tobacco classes begin5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Baker County Health Department, 480 W. Lowder St. Quit Your Way classes will be held on Tuesday nights from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. from October 9 to November 13, 2018. The free six-week class meets once a week at the Health Department (480 West Lowder Street in Macclenny). All participants will receive free nicotine replacement patches, gum or lozenges as well as workbook and materials. For more information or to register call: (904) 482-0189BCMS Bobcat football vs Bradford6 p.m. Memorial Stadium, 169 W. Shuey Ave. The BCMS Bobcats will host Bradford with a spot in the Northeast Florida Athletic Conference championship game on the line.OCTOBER 10 Tobacco Prevention Partnership meeting3 4 p.m. The countys Tobacco Prevention Partnership will convene on October 10 at 3 p.m. at the middle school with the BCMS SWAT club. The partnerships Hayden Stevens said the groups meetings are now monthly in an eort to revitalize the partnership. The public is welcome to attend. The partnership focuses on combating tobacco use, including vaping, among county youth.OCTOBER 11BCHS Homecoming Parade 5 p.m. U.S. 90 in downtown MacclennyThe homecoming parade will begin on U.S. 90 in front of the courthouse and proceed west to the baseball eld. From page 1 From page 1 6567 U.S. 90 Glen Saint Mary 904-259-3451 Ladder/Tripod Stands Plus we have climbers, feeders and blinds in stock Muddy Stronghold Single Ladder Stand Was $199 Now $179Muddy Sidekick 2-Man Ladder Stand Was $219 Now $199Muddy The Quad Tripod Stand Was $419 Now $399 $ 699 Plus we have climbers, feeders and blinds in stock Plus we have climbers, feeders and blinds in stock Saturday, October 13 2 5 pmCome out and join us for lots of fun games with prizes for the kids, food, and the best fellowship around!Everyone is invited! Everything is Free!9201 South SR 121, Macclenny raifordroadchurch.org 904-259-6015 atFall Festival Some lots may get legal statusCostume contest for pets!Start brainstorming now for our Halloween pet costume contest! The Press will accept photo submissions of pets in costume from October 24 through October 26. The best images as judged be posted at www.bakercountypress.com for a public vote October 27 and 28. The top voted photo will receive a $10 gift card to Burger King and will be featured in the Halloween edition of The Press Email your contest submissions to reporter@ bakercountypress.com. Well also be promoting the contest via our Face book page where photos may also be submitted. Please include the pet owners name and contact information. WANT TO LEARN CPR AND FIRST AID?The Baker County Health Department holds classes monthly.Call 259-6291 ext 5269SELL IT AND MAKE SOME MONEY!PRESS CLASSIFIEDS$7.00for 20 wordsDeadline Monday at 5:00T B C P

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Page 4 T B C P ursday, October 4, 2018JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comLast week the countys Land Planning Agency (LPA) was given a primer on Baker Countys housing stock in preparation for the ongoing update to the countys comprehensive plan which outlines broadly the countys goals for land development in the county. The comp plan, as its often called, describes policies for land development while the countys land development regulations, or LDRs, implement those policies with appropriate procedural requirements and rules. The comp plan consists of various elements governing areas like housing, environmental protection, parks and recreation and others. But last weeks presentation from interim community development director Susan Fraser focused squarely on housing. She reviewed county-lev el statistics from the Florida Housing Data Clearing house, which is produced by the Shimberg Center for Housing Studies at the University of Florida. Since 1988 the center has worked to promote safe, ing and related community development throughout the state of Florida, its website declares. The clearinghouse is jointly funded by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation and the center. Baker County had an 80 percent homeownership rate between 1990 and 2016, the clearinghouses data shows. Thats a high homeownership rate, said Ms. Fraser. Bradford County, for instance, has a homeownership rate of 73 percent for the same period. Its 75 percent in Clay County and 72 percent in Columbia County. During the 2012-16 pe riod, three-quarters of the homes owned here with mortgages carried monthly costs including taxes, insurance, utilities and association fees between $700 and $1999. For homes owned without mortgages, nearly 78 percent had monthly costs ranging from $150 to $500. Housing is considered affordable when it costs less than 30 percent of house hold income and the median household income for a home-owning family of four here is about $61,000, makable at or below roughly $1500. The median household income for a renting family of four is nearly $31,000 in Baker County, making the $775. Eighty-two percent of households here spend 30 percent or less of their in come on housing while 18 percent pay more than 30 percent. Ms. Fraser said most renters pay between $500 and $1000 a month and some 59 percent of renters here pay less than 30 per cent of household income on rent. About 27 percent of renters pay between 30-50 percent of household income on rent, she said, which leaves little for other expenses that are pretty primary. About 14 percent of renters spend more than half their income on housing. Among households with mortgages instead of rent, some 46 percent pay less old while 16 percent pay more. While the local home ownership rate is high and rental costs are on par with those in surrounding counties, theres also a small share of households living without basic amenities, like power and plumbing, or inside overcrowded homes. The data showed that some 3 percent of all units, or 250, have more people living in them than there are bedrooms in the house. Just over 1 percent of households have no gas or electric service, 1.6 percent lack a full kitchen with a stove, sink and fridge, and about 2 percent dont have plumbing. Thats what the government considers substandard housing, said Ms. Fraser. But those households can be prime candidates for state housing grants. When assistance programs come in, we can target these resources, which is what some of these [comp plan] policies ask us to do, target resources for the most needy when it comes to housing ..., she said. Its not intended to give you a nice new kitchen or a nice picture window. In terms of home values, about half of the occupied residences here are worth $150,000 or less with the largest share, about 30.5 percent, falling in the $50,000 to $100,000 range. Another 45 percent of homes fall between $100,000 and $300,000. About half of homes have been built since 1980 and some 86 percent were constructed after 1970. Following Ms. Frasers presentation on September 27, LPA members discussed what types of housing the county needs more of or less of in the future. The panels Greg Sheppard envisions more coun try-squire style housing, which he compared to newer homes being developed in St. Johns County but located in rural areas similar to Cow Pen Road. He said deep-pocketed national builders can construct that type housing while smaller, local builders lack the capital to pave roads and install utilities. He said thats led to smaller builders seeking special waivers for paving and other requirements that lead to problems down the road. In large part, private ly-maintained roads dont work, he said. The LPAs Sharon Padgett added that new residents leaving more densely populated areas of the region for Baker County are seeking the best of both worlds, that is the amenities of a subdivision without the restrictions of city laws or homeowners associa tions. ... Its very frustrating to know they bought on a dirt muddy ... they want a paved road, she said. Perhaps the county could be a place for both, suggested Ms. Fraser. But, she said, it will take the county demanding more from de velopers in terms of paved roads and other amenities, as well as new water and sewer infrastructure. They [developers] can put it in the cost of the homes ... I dont see why taxpayers should pick up commented Ms. Padgett. Homeowners, sooner or later, are going to come to the county [for help]. Ms. Fraser agreed, noting that homes on paved roads have higher values and thus expand the countys tax base that much more. everything, she said, citing her experiences working for landowners in Clay County. The mantra to landown ers there is, If youre not building a $250,000 house on this lot, wed rather you leave the land vacant, she said, because thats what it takes to generate enough taxes to pay for all the things people want. So dont be ashamed to say if you cant afford Baker County then maybe Baker County isnt where you want to live. Ms. Fraser said today housing numbers in Bak er County are low, as is the population, but a large-scale cial backing for new roads, schools and utilities could be on the horizon. I just want to start talking ... priming your pump a little bit, said the planning director. In other business that evening, county manager Kennie Downing updated the panel on the countys search for a permanent di rector for the Community Development department, which is now in its third round of recruitment. Ms. Downing said seven people applied for the position in the latest round, a list interviews that were expected to commence this week. Once the slate is nar rowed to two or three candidates, she said shed notify the LPA and county commissioners.CIRCUIT COURT COUNTY COURT LAND PLANNING AGENCY INSIDE VENUEFamily Friendly Wrestling Action!Concessions available! Donate an unwrapped gift to Gifts of Hope charity and be entered to win tons of prizes! LIVE PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING BACK IN MACCLENNY, FLDCCWWRESTLING.COMBURGERS & BRAWLS LIVE PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING BACK IN MACCLENNY, FL & BRAWLS DCCWWRESTLING.COM INSIDE INSIDE INSIDE INSIDE VENUE VENUE DCCWWRESTLING.COM DCCWWRESTLING.COM SCHEDULED TO APPEAR: TONY STORM GHETTO SUPERSTARHayden Price E y El Nio & Hembra Kato Seth Daniels & MANY MORE!!SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6Doors open 6:00 pm | Bell Time 7:00 pm Adults $10 | Kids 12 & under $5Baker County Fairgrounds5567 Lauramore Rd., Macclenny TONY STORM GHETTO SUPERSTAR Hayden Price Hembra Kato Open Monday-Friday 9-6 SHOWROOM1458 South 6th St. | Macclenny | 653-TILE Morgan Hill Construction CABINETRY & INSTALLATION Z ALL TYPES OF FLOORING Z COUNTERTOPS Z CABINETRY & STONE Z FREE ESTIMATES Z FREE DESIGN CONSULTATION rf n ftb BAKER COUNTY HOUSINGBY THE NUMBERS 80% homeownership rate $61,257 owner household median income $30,938 renter household median income 82% households with aordable housing costs (less than 30% of household income). 18% households with unaordable housing costs (more than 30% of house hold income). 246 overcrowded units (more than one person per room), 3% of all occupied units 102 units without fuel/power, 1.2% of all occupied units 150 units without kitchen (sink, stove, fridge), 1.6% of all occupied units 206 units without plumbing, 2.1% of all occupied unitsSource: Florida Housing Data ClearinghouseCounty homeownership rates highThe following case dispositions were ordered by Judge James Colaw during regular circuit court session on Sep tember 25: Antonoinette Alarcon, VOP (probation violation) felo in jail. James Burton II, possession of prescription drugs, DUI, possession with intent to sell controlled drugs, posDUI school, remain in custody pending in-patient drug treatment, 50 hours community service, no contact with Dollar General, victim impact statement. John Collins, failure to deliver leased property worth titution. months in jail. ty service, drug and alcohol addiction evaluation. Ashley Raulerson, possession of prescription drugs probation, DCF case plan, community service, drug and alcohol addiction probation. Timothy Yates Jr., VOP possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of more than 20 grams, posses jail, 50 hours community service, obtain a valid drivers license. The following case dispositions were ordered by Judge Joey Williams during regular county court session on September 25: Jazmin Alexander, driving on a suspended dropped. Crystal Baker, posses 59 days in jail. Jessica Crump, DWLS, month probation, license class, obtain license. Guy Dillard, no motorcycle endorsement on warrant issued. Lauren Gainey, parent failed to require school atJames Denny Hodges, days in jail. Sylvester Jackson, no valid drivers license (two two days in jail, 12-month probation, 12-month license suspension, Give Back to Baker community service (GBB), attend group addiction meetings and participate in MADD activities. Eli Jovel, no valid driv pear, warrant issued. Douglas Law, no valdropped. Crystal Malloy, VOP failed to appear, warrant issued. Khari McBride, posmonth probation, submit life plan, attend group addiction meetings, no alcohol. David Mitchell, no vecosts. David Moore, no valclass, obtain license. Stacy Padgett, VOP Chyna Parker, resisting 60-day electronic monitoring, six-month probation, apology letter. Brandon Pass, contributing to the delinquency of a minor (two counts), domestic battery, mari juana and paraphernalia possession, violation of pre-trial release for domes jail, 12-month probation, attend group addiction meetings, no alcohol or intoxicants, no weapons, parenting class. Matthew Perez-Hin30 days in jail. Misty Tressler, disturbing school function, disorderly conduct (two probation, 45 hours community service, no alcohol, write essay. Robert Weinberg Jr., DWLS, marijuana posses Susan York, VOP petty theft, DWLS, non-assigned license tag, no vehicle regRandall Brown, VOP Jerry Leroy Davis, VOP appear, warrant issued. Tatum Doss, VOP DWLS, possession of drug re-instate probation. Octavius Granville, Jordan Kiper, VOP disappear, warrant issued. George Riley IV, VOP days in jail. Christopher Thornton, VOP criminal mischief, trespassing, resisting ar270 days in jail.Sentencings on September 25Dispositions from session on Sept. 25 Attention Moccasin Creek Circle and other Baxter area residents! The communitys Firewise group will be hosting a free 9-1-1 address sign giveaway on Saturday, October 6, from gency. GPS is great but it doesnt always work on country roads, said county Firewise coordinator Tanya Anderson by email last week. Your address sign is how emergency Free 9-1-1 address signs for Baxter SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE!!!Did you know you can read the paper onlineOnly $25 a year! Call today for info259-2400T B C P

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ursday, October 4, 2018 T B C P Page 5tectives arrested a north county man on drug and other charges after they initially visited his residence on Hassie Johns Drive ear lier last month and realized he was not allowed to have a convicted felon. Detective Thomas Dyal said he noticed Woodrow Burnsed, 47, had a shotgun behind a door when he went to the address on September 18 to question him as a possible witness to an earlier burglary in Taylor. Police then learned Mr. Burnsed had a felony conviction in 1996 and they re turned to his residence on from his pickup truck. Det. Dyal said the interior of the residence had the odor of marijuana and Mr. Burnsed consented to a search that turned up meth in a cigarette pack and a felony amount of pot in a baggie in a bedroom. In another recent drug arrest, Deputy Trevor Bloxham charged Savannah Westbrook, 19, and Dewayne Sikes, 22, both of Macclenny, with having meth, marijuana and a weighing scale in a backpack found following a trafThe officer said he stopped a 1997 Mercury driven by Ms. Westbrook late on September 11 after it ran a stop sign at South Boulevard and Sixth Street and drove into the path of his patrol car. A baggie of pot was visi ble on the seat, the deputy said, and he found the backpack on the passenger seat near a console. Some of the marijuana was in small baggies prepared for re-sale. Both occupants were charged with possession with intent to sell, and possession of the meth and scale. 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The only change is a $1,050,000 reduction because we did not get the AFG grant, Ms. Dinkins said. Were going to see if we can tweak some things and reapply next year. Fire Chief Buddy Dugger had submitted a lengthy application for the $1 million grant, which required a $50,000 match from the city, earlier this year in hopes of replacing a 28-year-old aerial truck often in need of repairs with a more sophisticated piece of equipment featuring far greater pumping capacity and vertical reach. A memo attached to the final budget last week said that city hall was notified in an email on September 12 that the grant application had been denied. No further explanation was provided but City Manager Phil Rhoden said Chief Dugger had a hunch. The chief thought we might have had too many bells and whistles on it, Mr. Rhoden told the board. The sought-after equipment is referred to as a quint because it serves quintuple functions: a pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial device and ground ladders, the same as the present vehicle but to a much greater degree. In the application the chief stated that a new quint would be useful now, but even more in the future as the city grows: The City of Macclenny serves as a bedroom community to the consolidated 800-square mile City of Jacksonville/Duval County. It is located along Interstate 10 thirty miles from Jacksonville. Due to its affordable real estate and proximity to Jacksonville, new residential subdivisions are being built in Macclenny and the Citys population is growing. Building permits have tripled in the last 5 years and new residential subdivisions are being platted for 200 new homes as well as new industrial and commercial development. Additionally, a 5-story hotel is being built in Macclenny and the 50-foot aerial on the cur rent (vehicle) is inadequate to provide the angle needed to address a fire at this new structure. Chief Dugger also noted on the application that the present unit has become unreliable. Due to its age, the existing quint has frequent breakdowns, he said. The manufacturer no longer makes parts for the unit. When repairs require parts they must be obtained from junk yards. It often takes weeks to find parts and during that time the unit is completely off line. When the quint is off line, the Macclenny Fire Department must call a unit from Jacksonville Fire and Rescue to respond. The closest comparable unit is 45 miles away, so response time is significant. But the biggest impact a new quint would have, the chief stated, is greater safety for firefighters and the public. In many cases, the 50-foot aerial on the current quint does not give the high angle needed to address fires adequately, he wrote on the application. Units with longer aerials have had to be called from 45 miles away in Jacksonville to respond, and firefighters have had to fight inside the structure to contain the fire until the unit from Jacksonville ar rives. This situation is unacceptable. After making the necessary adjust ment last week the city commission approved an overall budget of $9,735,951, including $4,787,589 in the general fund, which became effective October 1. The existing millage rate also was adopted at 3.6 mills, or $3.60 for every $1,000 of taxable property value. Although the rate itself was un changed it is considered a tax increase under state law because it is 1.72 per cent higher than the so-called rollback rate of 3.5391 mills, which is the rate that would produce the same amount of tax revenue as last year. Revenue is up, city officials pointed out, due to new housing construction in the past year, which increased ad valorem tax revenue from $795,303 to an estimated $850,009. The fire departments $1,455,908 budget, up slightly from last years $1,322,967, is the largest component of the city budget, followed by water ($1,195,779), sewer ($1,909,655), solid waste ($971,865), streets ($504,178), the building department ($288,802), law enforcement ($180,000), information services ($179,630) and recreation ($170,736). Following a relatively brief discussion and vote on the budget and millage rate, commissioners devoted about 10 minutes eulogizing and remembering their former colleague on the board, Floyd Vern Bennett, who passed away September 18 at the age of 85. Mr. Bennett, a retired U.S. Army sergeant major, served on the city commission for 28 years from 1987 to 2015 when he retired from public office. We lost a great man, said the city manager, who said he was privileged to serve alongside Mr. Bennett on the commission for eight years. I learned so much from this man. He loved his God, he loved his family, and he loved his community. Each member expressed terms of endearment for Mr. Bennett, including Commissioner Danny Norton who said he recalled how the former commissioner always called Macclenny Gods little acre.Total budget to remain at $9.7 million $1M re truck grant is deniedJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comA Macclenny motorcyclist was critically injured early Monday morning exiting I-295 north onto I-10 in west Jacksonville. Stephen Thomas Jr., 36, reportedly lost control of his 1999 Honda Shadow on the westbound I-10 entrance ramp for an unknown reason, veered off the roadway and landed on the left shoulder next to the motorcycle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. He was not wearing a helmet during the 2:30 a.m. accident, FHP said. In an unrelated wreck in the same area, Macclenny resident Alexander McK enzie, 26, was not injured after a semi-truck collided with her 2014 Dodge Char ger about 5:30 p.m. The crash occurred on I-10 westbound just west of I-295 where the driver of the semi made an improper lane change resulting in the left side of the rear bumper of the semi-truck trailer impacting the right front fender of the Char ger, Trooper J. Thomas re ported. The semis driver left the scene heading west on I-10. The only description of the semi was that it had a white, enclosed trailer. The crash remains under investigation.Motorcyclist badly hurt aer accident Police charged a Macclenny man with drunk driving after his vehicle was stopped early on September 28 for no tail lights. Deputy Trevor Bloxham said he detected an overwhelming odor of alcohol when he approached Lee Deblaker Jr., 30, following Road at 1 a.m. His report also notes that the driver tried three times to present his license. Mr. Deblaker failed sev fore he was taken to county jail where he refused to submit to a breath test. He was uncooperative and allegedly threatened Cpl. Marc Heath, resulting in an additional charge for a third-degree felony. In another recent arrest, the same deputy took An drew Blandford, 27, of Maxville into custody shortly after 2 a.m. on September 29 for driving on a suspended license and violating terms of his probation for drug cases in 2015. The officer said he witnessed the suspects 2004 Ford pickup leave the McDonalds parking lot without stopping, then spin out after making a u-turn on South Sixth Street. Mr. Blandford was ticketed for displaying a non-assigned license tag, and charged with violating a curfew and prohibition on drinking alcohol while on probation. Several others were ar rested recently for violation of probation or failing to appear in court for the same charge: Jordan L. Kiper, 20, of Macclenny was jailed October 1 for failing to appear in court for violating probation stemming from a disorderly conduct charge. He was sentenced in May to six months probation. Jaime E. Perez, 26, of Jacksonville was arrested the same day on a 2015 warrant for failing to appear for violation of probation from a drug paraphernalia possession case in 2014. Daniel K. Kent, 41, of Macclenny was booked October 2 for failing to appear for a trespassing and petit theft case in mid-June. Morris L. Walden, 54, of Jacksonville was arrested October 1 for violation of probation stemming from a DUI case last January.Drunk driving arrest on WoodlawnGun, drugs in felons home Womens Center of Jax24HOUR RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273 ADD YOUR COMMUNITY EVENT TO THE ONLINE & PRINT CALENDAR ATbakercountypress.com WANT TO LEARN CPR AND FIRST AID?The Baker County Health Department holds classes monthly. Call 259-6291 ext 5269.

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Page 6 T B C P ursday, October 4, 2018JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comA Glen St. Mary man suspected in the theft of thousands of dollars of tools from a shed on Fred Harvey Road in Sanderson was re cently arrested in Macclenny for his alleged role in the crime, which also involved two other suspects. Jason M. Tolin, 32, was jailed September 27 on a warrant for grand theft, bur glary and dealing in stolen property related to the theft of a white welder valued at more than $500 and 10 sets of wrenches valued at $500 each. The theft was reported by the tools owner, Joseph Forbes, the evening of August 20 after his neighbor noticed a white pickup truck, which the victim believed belonged to Mr. Tolin, back up to his shed earlier the same day. Mr. Forbes said Mr. Tolin was a friend of Dustin L. Rhoden, 32, who had been staying at Mr. Forbes address. When interviewed, Mr. Tolin told police he did go to the residence with Mr. Rhoden that evening but it was to retrieve the latter suspects property, shows a par tially redacted offense reMr. Rhoden, meanwhile, was questioned and denied ever going to the home with Mr. Tolin. white welder may be located at Mr. Tolins parents home inside their shed. When ofthat, the welder was gone but its cart remained in the shed. Mr. Tolins father reported seeing the welder in the shed previously, however, according to Detective David Mancinis account. The suspect was stopped for a traffic infraction on August 30 and told police then that Mr. Rhoden gave him the welder, which was moved to a friends house. He pledged to contact police was the friend returned home so the stolen property could be recovered. Nearly a month went by with no further contact from Mr. Tolin or two other suspect involved in the case. The victim, Mr. Forbes, had been in contact with Mr. Rhoden and suspect Kelly J. Prowant, 35, of Glen St. Mary, in early September. He set up a meeting for the welder to be returned at Memorial Park to law enforcement and eventually the victim, Det. Mancini said. The property was delivered to Deputy John Taylor at the park but the suspects were not arrested. According to Det. Mancini, numerous efforts to contact the three suspects during September were unsuccessful and warrants were sought for their ar rests. Want a Lift? Lift Chair Headquarters KICK BACK & RELAX... it also helps you up BAKER SQUARE SHOPPING CENTERMacclenny || 259-5655 Quali-Built Homes, Inc. 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A Glen St. Mary man described as an ex-student faces several felony counts for allegedly brandishing a pistol at three students on the Baker County High School campus before classes began on September 25. en into custody later that day at his residence on Homestead Place, said campus deputy Johnny Byrd. Three students, ages 16 and as the person who threatened one of them with the .22 caliber weapon recovered at his residence. The report does not specify which student had gotten into the passenger side of the suspects pickup truck to discuss what was de scribed as a prior incident involving an ex-girlfriend. The accused was said to be on campus that morning just after 7 a.m. to He was arrested for aggravated assault and having the gun on campus, both third-degree felonies, and misdemeanor disturbing the peace. In other recent arrests, a former Department of Correcemployee was charged early on September 30 with domestic violence. Deputy Randy Davis described Thomas Kent, 68, as intoxicated with a strong odor of alcohol when he arrived at a residence on Lulu Road in Olustee about 4:30 that morning. Mr. Kent allegedly snatched keys away from his wife Mary, 63, grabbing her arm, and slapping his nephew John Gillian, 25, of Lake City. The suspect and nephew returned from a Lake City bar shortly before, and Mr. Kent allegedly became angry accusnephew. Mr. Gillian declined to sign a statement, saying he didnt want his uncle to get in trouble. Deputy John Finley arrested Brandon Ruise, 25, of Macclenny for battery on Amhmaad Moring, 18, during a confrontation the evening of September 27. The incident reportedly was the re sult of an ongoing feud between Mr. Moring and a third party, the deputy was told. He noted Mr. Moring had a laceration above his left eye, though Mr. Ruise denied striking him. Several others at the scene on South Boulevard re fused to make statements, saying they didnt see the altercation. Sergeants Jimmy Nickles and Ben Anderson arrested Christopher Combs, 41, and Joseph Vanvactor III, 38, of ricks bar in east Macclenny early on September 30. Grin HinsonEx-student brandishes pistol On the BCHS campus in dispute over a girlfriendPainting Best of Show Cathy Mendolera. Blue Susan Alford, Brook lyn Rhoden, Betty Hitt, De nise Melton, Carol Breeze, Carol Anderson, Cathy Mendolera, Theresa Henderson, Jane Combs, Cathy Mendolera, Carol Breeze, Pat Wagoner. Red Hero Alas, Lucille Kennedy, Baileigh Gris. Photography Best of Show Larry Preglar, Nora Hammonds and Vera Hammonds. Blue Darlene Rockerfeller, Nora Hammonds, Vera Hammonds, Theresa Small, Sharon Boyett, Don Boyett, Kenu Turk II, Katie Small, Kenu Turk II, Larrry Pregler. Red Nora Hammonds, Vera Hammonds, Sharon Boyett, Larrry Pregler, Sharon Boyett, Don Boyett. White Sarah Strohnetz. Quilts Best of Show Martha Stalnaker Blue Sierra McGee, Nancy Masterson, Martha Stalnaker, Martha Stalnaker, Martha Stalnaker, Martha Stalnaker, Julie McCall, Julie McCall, Marilyn Penrod. Red Julie Bys. Sewing Blue Keelie Turk, Kristyn Boston, Mackenszie Hires, Mackenszie Webb, Skylar Murphy, Sara Green, Andrea Southard, Mika Gray, Mack enszie Hires, Kylee Strick land, Shandria Jones, Letricia Brown. Red Mika Gray, Eriyani Ev ans, Sierra Gatto, Mackenszie McNeil, Ariyonna Mitchell, Sara Green. White Sara Green. Crochet Best of Show Beverly Wilbourn. Blue Peggy Bolduc, Linda Green, Linda Green, Linda Green, Mary Finley, Michele Harper, Christine Keefer, Judith Oliveras, Letricia Brown, Randee Carter. Embroidery Blue Sandra Taylor and Valerie Swartz. Red Isabelle Swartz Plastic Canvas Blue Sandra Taylor and Linda Green. Arrangements Blue Jaylyn Clemons, Sabrina Bingham, Mackenzie Bennett, Kaitlynn Davis, Alexis Fennell, Ashley Wy land, Kaylea McNeil, Megan Harrell, Sierra McGee, Breanna Cranford, Marissa Brown, Shandria Jones. Red Krsten McBatty. White Courtney Johnson, Miesha Givens, Taylor Gris, Alexis Bones. Gift baskets Best in show Andrea Pelfrey. Blue Katynn Hunt, Mikay la Faulk, Sierra Joyner, Emmalee Berry, Ariyonna Mitchell, Hannah Thick. White Courtney Johnson. Home furnishing White Deslineigh Norman. Red Emily Gris. Woodworking Best of Show William Barg. Blue Patricia Strohnetz, Charles Spitzer, George Barg, William Barg, Larry Combs, Krsten McBatty and Shaelyn Stallings. Holiday decorations Best of Show Joy Ruhe. Blue Seth Clarkson, Cherry Hammon, Shayla Brazeale, Courtney Johnson. Red Krsten McBatty. White Johnana Surrency, Miesha Givens. Scrap booking Blue Shirley Padgett. Duct tape creation Blue Katie Small, McKensie Williams. Miscellaneous Blue Darlene Rockerfeller, Mackenzie Hires, Lyna Shumate, Myrisa Holiday, Audrie Harris. Red Eriyani Evans. Canning Best of Show Agnes Kline. Blue Donna Yarbrough, Marsha Bennett, Shirley Padgett, Agnes Kline, Ralph Kline. Red Mary Finley, Ralph Kline. White Julie McCall, Ralph Kline. Honey & syrup Blue Donna Yarbrough. Baking Best of Show Colbie Willis Blue Raelyn Frailey, Mar sha Bennett, Dallas Norman, Maddie Bedell, Richard Stafford, Katie Small. Raelyn Frailey, Ashley Willis, Letricia Brown, Richard Staord. Horticulture Tony Esterling $2, Debbie Clark $27, Kyle Brown $86, Larry Preglar $3, Tom McCall $3, Sharon Boyett $34, Donald Boyett $47, Seth Clarkson $2, Mary Ann Ray $9, Pat Collier $18, Carol Anderson $5, Peg Arend $5, Macey Jenkins $3, Cindy Jenkins $12, Jeanette Brown $49, Carol Bre ese $8, Denise Melton $75, Frank Ingram $12 and Rose Mary Clark $22.Full list: Home arts winners at the fairArrest made in high-value tool theDawson FergusonCompletes basicDawson Chase Ferguson completed basic military training at Lackland Air Force base in San An tonio, Texas on September 21. Airman Ferguson is the son of Stephen and Kristy Lynn Ferguson and Justin and Stephanie Johns. There are only four more opportunities to see the BCHS Drama production Fairytales and Princesses, a fun and entertaining review of songs and scenes from many of your favorite princess movies. The show runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. With great songs like Im Wishing Belle, Friend Like Me, Shiny , Bare Necessities, Under the Sea Fairytales and Princesses is a fun for the whole family. Little kids have parweeks run. Many have come in costume and had their pictures made with the princesses and heroes. Theyve sung and danced along and had a great time. Reserved tickets in the able by calling 259-6286. Reserves are $10 and general admission $5 at the door.4 shows remain SUBSCRIBE & SAVE!52 weeks of news only $45 a yearDelivered out of Baker County Call today! 259-2400T B C P ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Monday Saturday at 8 pm nightly8981 S. SR 228 Macclenny

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ursday, October 4, 2018 T B C P Page 7JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comCathy Mendolera recently learned one important se cret to good painting. Its all about the colors, she said, referencing the bright orange, yellow and purple she used to paint a sunset in her best-in-show entry in the 2018 county fair painting contest. Shes entered works in the fair competition for sev eral years now, but this year by working with one of the famed Florida Highwaymen artists, Curtis Arnett. Mrs. Mendolera has been taking classes from the artist in Crystal River, FL at the Paint the Town Citrus gallery. Mr. Arnett was one of the original 26 Florida Highwaymen artists inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2004. The Highwaymen are fa mous for being self-taught black artists who because of discrimination couldnt sell their paintings of undeveloped Florida landscapes in galleries during the 1950s and 1960s. Instead they painted Florida landscapes at home and traveled up and down the east coast of Florida selling their paintings to shops, banks, restaurants and hotels for $25 each. Their works grew in popularity in the 1980s and 1990s and now sell for hundreds of dollars apiece. After learning [Mr. Ar netts] techniques Ive gone on and done several others, said Mrs. Mendolera. Her winning entry at the fair was a painting she says wasnt fully complete. But with the fair entry deadline upon her, she signed the work and delivered it to the exhibition hall for judging. Really I was expecting another one to do better. But its all good, she said. She says she spends sev eral hours on each painting, though not all at once. You do your work and then you walk away for a while because youre frustrated, recalled Mrs. Mendolera. Then you forgive it when you come back. You look at it from across the room and say, Its not so bad from a distance. The inspiration for her winning painting a swamp scene with several egrets at sunset came from working with Mr. Arnett but also being around several highwaymen paintings on display at the gallery. There was no photograph involved. It wasnt a copy painting. It was just kind of bits and pieces from Florida scenes, she said, adding that she often paints landscapes at Ocean Pond as well, which helped her replicate swampy foliage in her best-in-show work. Youths win best-in-show in baking, photography Ashley Willis of Macclenny and her four children teamed up to make baking entries for each child in the fair competition. Each child picked something to make and Mrs. Willis found recipes to match on Pinterest. After a trip to the store to gather ingredients, they spent an evening baking each entry. Her step-daughter Colbie Willis, 8, took the bestin-show prize for a banana walnut bread (see recipe). Her siblings Maddie Bedell, 11, Tanner Willis, 7, and Warryn Willis, 6, entered a pumpkin spice cake, peach tively. Baking for the fair is a tradition for the Willis family. We were so surprised to have all placed first or second and earned best-inshow for the second year in a row for one of our entries, said Mrs. Willis. We love the ribbons and titles but en joy the time spent as a family best of all. Jamie Hammonds daughters Nora Hammonds, 10, and Vera Hammonds, 7, both won best-in-show honors for photography. Their winning submissions were images of vines from a neighbors property in Glen St. Mary. Veras entry was a photograph of a coral vine while Noras was of a bleeding heart vine, though she received second place for a photo of her sisters hands holding grapes as well. said the mother, cause I gers. Whenever the girls get a hold of her smart phone they enjoy taking pictures, but Ms. Hammonds said she also encourages them to take photos outdoors to keep them active. She said the photography exhibit encouraged her daughters, who are home schooled, to explore their neighbors beautiful gar dens and add photography to their curriculum. Glen St. Mary resident Larry Preglers photograph of an old wooden bridge on Turner Cemetery Road impressed the judges as well. He said he got a best-inshow nod after shooting the bridge near his home severthe day to capture various lighting conditions. He said his shots tended to be blown out by the clay soil in the area but some that problem and enhance the image in other ways. He captured the image with a Canon 8oD digital camera. Mr. Pregler, 79, describes himself as an amateur photographer for the last 30 years. This year was his second year entering the fair photography contest. 259-2525 Open Sun-Sat 5:30 am-2:30 pmSunday Smothered Fried Pork Chops or Baked Spaghetti Wednesday :Baked or fried pork-chopsThursday:Friday:Fried catsh or shrimp fried rice MORE CHOICES1161A S. 6TH STREET ~ MACCLENNY ~ 259-6296 www.wellsmac.comALL WELLS AND GOOD! Finding the right insurance for all the things you love for over 75 years! Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Joel AddingtonCathy Mendolera and her landscape painting inspired by the Florida Highwaymen.Nora Hammonds rst place bleeding heart vine photo. Vera Hammonds rst place coral vine photo. BANANA WALNUT BREADIngredients: 2 to 3 very ripe bananas, peeled / cup melted butter 1 teaspoon baking soda Pinch of salt cup sugar ( cup if you would like it less sweet, 1 cup if more sweet) 1 large egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cups of all-purpose our cup walnuts Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 350F (175C), and butter a 4x8-inch loaf pan. 2. In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until completely smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas. 3. Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the our. 4. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and add walnuts on top. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour at 350F (175C), or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. 5. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then remove the banana bread from the pan and let cool completely before serving. Slice and serve. (A bread knife helps to make slices that arent crumbly.)Highwaymen inspired work wins top fair ribbonPainter taught by famed FL artistLarry Preglers photography entry depicting a wooden bridge on Turner Cemetery Road. Subscribe online www.bakercountypress.com

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Page 8 T B C P ursday, October 4, 2018 So, after listening to the news last week, I decided throwing away all technology and living in a hollow tree in the middle of the woods. I dont care which side of the political spectrum youre on, but last week was bitterly depressing. The rancor in these Judicial Committee hearings reminded me of the House UnAmerican Activities Committee in the 1950s where legislators called everybody and his brother who disagreed with Senator Joe McCarthy, an anti-Communist. Both events were dark marks on our democracy and made me want to As a humor columnist there is so much I could write about these hearings that is darkly humorous, but Im having a hard time working up the laughs. However, when youre feeling the most miserable, sometimes thats the best thing to do. So, here is my take on what I saw during the hearous. I have no idea who to believe, and am sorry that both of them had to go through this. But they did, because it was important testimony for both of them. I feel bad about the collateral damage that this is doing to both their families. I would not want to be 17 right now. Its a weird time. Somewhere along the line, this committee of old white men decided that in order to cover their butts an lawyer to question Judge Kavanaughs accuser Christine Blasey Ford because they were worried it might look bad if they questioned a woman about sexual assault. If these guys are more worried about how it looks than that they are about getting to the truth whatever it is then maybe they shouldnt be senators. Because how will they have the courage to stand up to the Russians or Chinese? Christine Blasey Ford looked like she would have liked to be just about anywhere but this Senate hearing. Except maybe a party at Georgetown Prep. Now for the humorous. Or sort of humorous. Before I leave for my hollow tree. Listening to this gut-wrenching hearing, I really just wished the Republicans and Democrats would a good, old-fashioned game of Battleship. B-1. Oh, no. You sunk my Supreme Court Nominee. President Trump remained remarkably presidential throughout the hearing, praising both Ford and Kavanaugh, which made me wonder if someone had stolen his phone. Who keeps a calendar from 1982? You know when I threw out my 1982 calendar? January of 1983. So what does that say about Judge Kavanaugh that he still has his calendars from the 1980s? Not that hes precise and well organized. No, it says hes a hoarder. Actual testimony from the Kavanaugh hearing We drank beer, and you know, so so did, I think, the vast majority of ... of people our age at the time. I liked beer. Still like beer. We drank beer, sometimes probably had too many beers and sometimes other people had too many beers. Correct me if Im wrong. If we messed up his hair, put him in a dirty sweatshirt that said College, and had Judge Kavanaugh say those lines while sitting on a blown out leather couch, wed be watching a scene from Ani. Which is kind of what that elite prep school sounds like. Speaking of Georgetown Prep if even half of what is being said about this place is true, it is a school no parent would want their kid to go, and every teen boy would want to go. If you watched the hearing, you know that there was a lot of crying and yelling sure if I was watching a Senate hearing or an episode of This is Us. As a general rule, I like Lindsey Graham, but listening to him rant and rave I was worried that at any moment his head would spin around in a circle and he would spit pea soup like Linda Blair in Come to think of it, by the end of the hearing I wished that Christopher Plummer would have come in to the Senate hearing room in his priest costume and exorcised the whole place. I think everybody probably needed a shower after that hearing. Through the whole thing, I wondered what Sen. John McCain would have said. It made me miss him more than ever. After watching the grueling hours of testimony, I still dont know who to believe and I doubt that even after the FBI investigates we will have any indication of who is telling the truth. . Margaret Thatcher evade it.Thomas SowellThose two memorable quotes one from the late Prime Minister Thatcher of England and the other from the esteemed commentator and economist Thomas Sowell stick out in my mind when I try to summarize mentally why socialist systems eventually quash what is best about the human spirit competitive ness and properly focused self-interest. The former lumps eco nomic activity under a stiultimately a better outcome more astute summations than that, but theres no better barometer of its accuracy than performance. Generally speaking, societ ies that favor individualism in matters economic and social have overall better outcomes. Their citizens are more which governments want to control outcomes and do away with inequality. The fallacy there is conditions are never truly equal and no system of government can make them so. Venezuela is modern days shining example: short years ago it was the wealthiest of nations in South America, oil-rich and thriving. Today after a decade-plus of socialism, you cant buy toilet paper there and peo neighboring countries. What does this have to do with Baker County? Nothing, really, but it points to a disturbing trend show ing up in 2018 pre-election polling and widespread sup port in 2016 among young er U.S. voters for maverick Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential sweepstakes. It doesnt appear that Sanders support among Millennials was rooted in negatives for Mrs. Clinton (though I cant imagine why not). Rather, they were attracted to his socialist view of the world. And as we approach election day next month, theres evidence in many states (Florida included) and so-called progressive candidates continue to hold the interest of younger voters. One such candidate is the Democrat nominee for Florida governor, Andrew Gillum. Popular enough to be elected Tallahassees mayor (granted, Leon County with a concentration of government workers including the university is a liberal island in north Florida), Mr. Gillum is charismatic and black, two qualities that catapulted another major century. Hes also a progressive, leaning strongly toward liberal social programs and more government control over institutions, and similar to Mr. Sanders in 2016, that plays well with several voters. Will he beat Ron DeSantis, a conservative north Florida Republican with the endorsement of President Trump? He might, if one puts stock in some recent polls, among them an NBC/ Marist reading two weeks ago. It shows Mr. Gillum slightly ahead and Senator Bill Nelson ahead of our present governor Rick Scott. Should they win, everyone on the Republican side will be looking for answers. One I would suggest is that younger voters, who granted havent gravitated more to the right based on life experiences, have very little background in the longterm ills of socialism. Its not that theyre dumb (quite the contrary). It could be more that they havent been exposed in high school and college classrooms or in their homes to the inherent socialism worshiping the state and capitalism favor ing the individual. Heres a question parents right here in Baker County can ask their high school and college age children: In any classroom forum, has a teacher ever expounded on ern day Venezuela since the socialists seized power? If the answer is no, I think were onto something. ImpressionsJim McGauley BAKER SOCIALIZING MY SIDE OF THE MATTERROBERT GERARD A possible reason for popularity of progressives Hearings distasteful as McCarthy-ism

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ursday, October 4, 2018 T B C P Page 9 Photos by Joel AddingtonDads take kids to schoolsHundreds of fathers, grandfathers, uncles and male role models walked children to class the morning of September 26 at Macclenny Ele mentary School (MES) as part of a national observance underscoring the importance fathers play in their childrens education and develop ment. Faculty at the school set up a coee, water and donut station for dads at the front entrance. The fathers many clad in their work uniforms, including reective vests, company polos, and U.S. Army combat fatigues accompanied students through the hallways and to their classrooms to start the day, grabbing the refreshments as they left campus. MES principal Sherry Barrett said some 300 fathers at tended the event last year and she expected even more this year. Similar observances were held at other schools, too. Among those pictured from MES that morning are (top at right) Sgt. Kendrick Sampson and his daughter Kaleiah, 8, and (bot tom right) Michael Staord and his daughter Scarlett, 8, of Macclenny. ACROSS1. Leprosy colony inhabitant 6. Pendulums path 9. Vegans protein choice 13. Friend from Mexico 14. H in HMS 15. Challenges 16. Pocket bread, pl. 17. ____ to Joy 18. Subside 19. *____ election for choosing a party representative 21. *Alternative to electoral 23. Am is to I as ____ is to we 24. At the summit 25. ____-been 28. *One is a quarter of a Presidential term 30. Serfs of ancient Sparta 35. Lode deposits 37. Fireplace conduit 39. Stitch again 40. Its hard to resist 41. Relating to certain Hindu philosophy 43. #33 Down, alt. sp. 44. Somer____ 46. EU money 47. As ____ on TV 48. Eye cover 50. What libraries do 52. Not decaf. 53. Kind of cola 55. Deborah, to friends 57. One who destroys 61. *Group of 538 electors 65. A variety show 66. ____ Baba 68. Dog-____ pages 69. Weather advisory, e.g. 70. Giant pot 71. Give me your ____, your poor... 72. Cremation pile 73. Lambs momma 74. GlorifyDOWN1. Nordic native 2. ____ of Qatar, or Prince of Qatar 3. Rigatoni relative 4. Old World lizard 5. Prayer beads 6. Call to matey 7. *As opposed to blue 8. Moved like ivy 9. Not to be mentioned 10. *Like the citizenship Oath of Allegiance 11. Cheese on Peloponnese 12. One on drugs 15. ____ Dan, olden-day hair pomade 20. Full of corals 22. Expression of amazement 24. Salad green 25. *Lower chamber of Congress 26. Orderly arrangement 27. Smooth transition 29. Soothing plant gel 31. Classic game show ____ Make a Deal 32. Willow twig 33. Conical dwelling 34. *____ state 36. Unload 38. Michael Collins country 42. Owned apartment 45. *Partys list of candidates 49. Bucks mate 51. Get rid of button 54. Desire something 56. Inammatory swelling 57. Sandwich alternative 58. Bank on 59. At any time 60. Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me band, The ____ 61. Give a trac ticket 62. Makes mistakes 63. STEM enthusiast? 64. Whirlpool 67. *Rule of ____THEME: CIVICS LESSON CRIME DOESNT PAY, BUT WE DO!REWARDS UP TORemain Anonymous1-866-845-TIPS(8477)www.fccrimestoppers.comPD by CSTF LAST WEEKS SOLUTION: SPOT A STROKE StrokeAssociation. org SUBSCRIBE & SAVE!52 weeks of news only $25 a yearDelivered to your mailbox in Baker County Call today! 259-2400T B C P Womens Center of Jax24HOUR RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273

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Page 10 T B C P ursday, October 4, 2018 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclennywww.calvarybaptistmacclenny.com 259-4529 New Hope Church, Inc.23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Services 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all Associate Pastor: Shane Conner Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 N., Sanderson, FLSunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 amSunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pmPastor: Oral E. Lyons Community Full Gospel Church12664 Mud Lake Rd. Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Tuesday Evening 7:30 pm Pastor Tommy Richardson || 904-275-2949 DINKINS NEW CONGREGATIONAL METHODIST CHURCHCR 127 N. of Sanderson Sunday School 10:00 amSunday Morning Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wed. Night Service 7:00 pm Pastor Bro. Timothy Alford 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: www.christianfellowshiptemple.com 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!' 380 N. Lowder Street | Macclenny259-2806 www.blackburncurryfh.com When your family experiences a time of need, let our family provide quality service at an affordable price.James M. Curry, Licensed Funeral Director Shannon M. Curry, Licensed Funeral DirectorAllen A. Crews, Funeral Associate Jack A. Blackburn, L.F.D.rffn Conference in SandersonThe 20th annual Celebrating Women conference will be held at the Johnson Chapel Church of God by Faith in Sanderson on October 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, October 14 with worship services at 11 am. and 5 p.m. The church is located on Faith Loop north of Sanderson.Poopa Hodges, 78, of JacksonvilleCharles William Hodges, 78, better known as C.W. or Poopa, died surrounded by his family on September 26, 2018 after a brief illness. He was born on March 14, 1940 to the late James D. Hodges and Grace M. Gunter. He was also preceded in death by granddaughter Ciara Kearns and his companion of 12 years, Juanita Burney. Charles owned and operated CW Wholesalers and sold ice cream for over 50 years. His customers were his passion and priority as he helped them to succeed and bring joy to communities all over Jacksonville (they were known as the ice cream men). His great-grandson recently said Poopa was the greatest ice cream maker! Charles had a huge heart and helped anyone in need no matter who they were. He was loved and remembered by many more family members and friends who also meant the world to him. He had many challenges over the years with his health and kept on going, giving his Lord the glory for all of his victories. Mr. Hodges is survived by son Ronnie Kearns (Elaine) of Park, Doreen Murray (Mitch) of Fernandina Beach and was like a daughter, Lynn Blanco. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday October 2, 2018 at Hope Baptist Church in Jacksonville with erside Memorial Park Cemetery in Jacksonville. Hardage-Giddens Riverside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.Graveside service later for Jim LoughJames Jim Phillip Lough, 63, of Macclenny died Wednesday, Septem ber 26 2018, at his residence. He was born in Chico, California and resided in Macclenny for the past 36 years. He was an electronics technician and an accomplished musician. He had a great love of knowledge, a unique sense of humor and lived life to its fullest. Mr. Lough had an amazing intellect and was an individualist. He was a follower of Shepards Chapel and Pastor Arnold Murray. Mr. Lough was preceded in death by his parents Gerald William and Sybil Louise Smith Lough. He is survived by the mother of his son, Yvette Lough of Macclenny: his son Sam Lough of Jack Lough. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Dalton, Georgia. Donations may be made to the Baker County Animal Shelter. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.In loving memory ofKyle E. Newmans12/5/89-10/5/08 WE LOVE YOU, KYLE, LOVE, MOM, KEN, KOREY, BAYBAY, JESI, NANA, PAPA, DAD Pat Palandrani, well-known barberPasquale (Pat) Palandrani, 87, of Macclenny, died Tuesday, October 2, 2018. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware and moved to Jacksonville in 1961, where he met his future wife, Lena. Pat was a well-known barber in Jacksonville and built many relationships over the years. Recently, Pat resided at River Garden in Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by his wife sister Mary Spector and his grandson Mathew Roberts. Family members include his daughters Florence (Jack) Palandrani Donker, Jean (Larry) Palandrani Roberts, and Carol (Timothy) Jackie Donker, Adam Roberts and Stephanie Meloy. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, October 4 at 1 p.m. at St. Marys Catholic Church in Macclenny. In drens Hospital. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.Johnnie Rauleson, known for produceJohnnie Jackson Raulerson, 91, of Macclenny died Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Acosta-Rua Center for Caring in Jacksonville following a short illness. Mr. Raulerson was born in Moniac, Georgia and resided in Macclen ny the past 80 years. He was a farmer and made prize-winning produce inand other forms of vegetables. He attended the New River N.C. Methodist Church in Raiford. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack Jay and MitParker, Roxie Nipper, Joyce Stewart, Jewel Douberly, LesBeth Lee Anne Mathis. Mr. Raulerson is survived by his wife of 70 years, Gragreat-grandchildren. A funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Raulerson was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 1, in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny with Revs. Tommy Richlawn Cemetery, Macclenny.Brenda Thri, 78, of St. GeorgeBrenda Kay Thrift, 78, of St. George, Georgia died Thursday, September 27, 2018, at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Thrift was born in Mendenhall, Mississippi and moved to Glen St. Mary in 1956 and then to St. George, Georgia in 1960. She and her husband Felton owned and operated Thrift Ace Hardware in Macclenny for almost 40 years until their retirement. She was a Baptist and enjoyed trips to Mississippi and Hilton Head, S.C., and enjoyed fellowship with her group of high school friends. She was preceded in death by her parents James and Ola Doris Caldwell Adcock. Other than her husband of 58 years, Mrs. Thrift is survived by daughters Tina (Mike) Bradley of St. George and law Dr. Frederick (Barb) Thrift. A memorial service to honor the life of Mrs. Thrift was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, at the First Assembly of God Church in Macclenny with Pastor Joshua in charge of arrangements.In loving memory ofJ.D. Yarbrough10/3/1933-5/14/2018Jay Yarbrough10/8/1964-5/23/92Cyndle Cherie Ireland3/18/89-10/5/10 AL WAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS AND HEARTS, J.D., JAY AND CYNDLEFAMILIES James Lough Johnnie Raulerson Pasquale Palandrani Brenda Thrift Mannings will gatherThe Manning family re union will be held starting at 12:30 p.m. on October 14 at Macclenny Park (the Duck Pond). Bring a covered dish. Want to know if your taxes may be going up?Thats what we are here for. Its our job.T B C P. THE BAKER COUNT Y PRESS Submission Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM

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ursday, October 4, 2018 T B C P Page 11JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comMany former BCHS Wildcat football stars had memorable outings over the weekend, including one who set a program record in just his All games were played September 29 unless other wise noted. Freshman running back Seth Paige had a record-setting day as his Georgia State Panthers blew out the UL-Monroe Warhawks 46-14 in their Sun Belt opener. Paige rushed for a gamehigh 145 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries, including an 82-yard scoring burst in the second quarter that was the longest touchdown run in Georgia State history. He also had a 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. The Panthers (2-3, 1-0) visit the Troy Trojans (4-1, 2-0) on October 4 in a Sun Belt East Division game. p.m. on ESPNU. Senior defensive lineman tackles and a pass defense, helping a dominant Florida Gators defense lead the program 13-6 over host Mississippi State. The victory moved Florida (4-1, 2-1) to No. 22 in the AP Top 25. The Gators host the No. 5 LSU Tigers (5-0, 2-0) on Oc tober 6. The SEC game will air nationally on CBS at 3:30 p.m. Senior linebacker Blayne Merchant had six total tackles and a tackle for loss, and his Worcester Polytechnic Institute Engineers rolled 30-7 at Maine Maritime in a New England Women and Mens Ath letic Conference contest. WPI (3-2, 1-1) hosts Catholic (0-5, 0-2) on October 6 at noon. Redshirt sophomore State Blazers remained unde feated with a 63-42 shootout win at Mississippi College in Gulf South Conference action. Jefferson, a defensive back, had three total tackles, and the Blazers (5-0, 3-0) improved to No. 10 in the AFCA Division II Coaches Poll. Valdosta State is scheduled to host the Delta State Statesmen (0-5, 0-2) on October 6. Sophomore defensive back Rod Haygood had three total tackles on September 27 as his Presbyterian Blue Hose shut out visiting Lindsey Wilson 10-0. The Blue Hose (2-1) open Big South conference play on October 6 at the Kennesaw State Owls (4-1). The game will air on ESPN3 at 2 p.m. Sophomore defensive end Quan Griffins Georgia Southern Eagles scored the go-ahead touchdown with 19 seconds remaining, lifting them to a 28-21 home win over the Arkansas State Red Wolves to open Sun Belt play. Georgia Southern (3-1, 1-0) is set to host the South Alabama Jaguars (1-4, 1-1) in a Sun Belt game on October 6. The game is scheduled to air on ESPN3 at 3:30 p.m. Freshman defensive back Jamon Jones Webber Inter national Warriors lost for the come to the visiting Southeastern Fire in Mid-South Conference competition. Jones had two total tackles as the Warriors fell to 4-1 overall and 0-1 in the conference. Webber International has Keiser Seahawks on October 13 in conference play. The Edward Waters Tigers two-game winning streak was snapped with a 27-23 loss at Keiser to open Mid-South Conference play. Freshman defensive lineman Brian West recorded three total tackles and a half-tackle for loss. Fellow freshman defensive lineman Tay Reed had two tackles. The Tigers (2-3, 0-1) visit the Warner Royals (0-4) on October 6 in a conference game. Rookie running back Mike Boone had one recep tion on September 27 as his Minnesota Vikings lost in a 38-31 road shootout to the Los Angeles Rams. The Vikings (1-2-1) will try to end a three-game winless streak on October 7 when they visit the Philadelphia Eagles (2-2) in a rematch of last seasons NFC Championship Game. FOX will carry the game at 4:25 p.m. man Cooper Hodges Appa lachian State Mountaineers rolled 52-7 over the visiting South Alabama Jaguars in their Sun Belt opener. Since their Week 1 loss to Penn State, the Mountaineers (3-1, 1-0) have outscored their opponents by a combined 16923. Appalachian State is set to visit Arkansas State (3-2, 0-1) on October 9. The Sun Belt contest is scheduled to air on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. Linebacker Bear Woods injury-riddled season continued as he missed his Toronto Argonauts 38-16 road loss to the Calgary Stampeders on September 28. Head coach Marc Trestman said the 31-year-old linebacker is week to week, according to a report by the Frank Zicarelli on September 25. The Argos (3-10) visit the BC Lions (6-7) on October 6 at 7 p.m. Freshman running back Josh Haygoods Malone Pioneers lost 45-35 at home to Hillsdale in Great Midwest Athletic Conference competition. The Pioneers (1-3, 1-2) 2-0) in conference play. Sophomore offensive lineman Travion Claytons Southern Miss Golden Eagles lost 24-13 on the road to the No. 10 Auburn Tigers. Southern Miss (2-2, 1-0) has a bye week before returning to Conference USA play at North Texas on October 13. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2018-CP-0062 IN RE: The Estate of CHARLIE LEE HODGES, deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CHARLIE LEE HODGES, deceased, File Number 022018-CP-0062, 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 persons 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 27, 2018. Personal Representative: Jessica L. Hodges Attorney for Personal Representative: Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A. 445 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-3155 Florida Bar No.: 142990 9/27-10/4c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 02-2018-DR-326 Jose Pedro Hernandez Rios, Petitioner, and Kimberly Ann Hernandez Rios, Respondent, _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH NO DEPENDENT OR MINOR CHILD(REN) OR PROPERTY TO: Kimberly Ann Hernandez Rios LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 5863 Southern States Road, Macclenny, FL 32063 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Jose Pedro Hernandez Rios whose address is 5863 Southern States Road, Macclenny, FL 32063 on or before October 25, 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: September 21, 2018. Clerk of the Court By: Melissa Haines Deputy Clerk 9/27-10/18p NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Baker County, Florida, will conduct a Public Hearing for proposed Resolution 2018-50 to be heard Tuesday, October 16, 2018 commencing at 6:00pm, at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, FL. A copy of the proposed Resolution may be inspected by any member of the public at the County Administration Ofce, Macclenny, Florida. On the date mentioned all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to this proposed Ordinance. RESOLUTION NO. 2018 50 A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING AN EXCHANGE OF REAL PROPERTY BETWEEN BAKER COUNTY AND R.H. DAVIS OIL COMPANY PURSUANT TO SECTION 125.37, FLORIDA STATUTES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation of an interpreter to participate in these proceedings should contact the County Commissioners Ofce at 904-259-3613, at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. 10/4-10/11c A, R&R, Inc. 11837 N SR 121 Macclenny, FL 32063 The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on October 19, 2018 at 10:00 am at A, R&R, Inc. 11837 N SR 121, Macclenny, FL 32063: 1999 Saturn SC1 VIN# 1G8ZJ8276XZ100987 10/4c ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS BAKER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL RECEIVE BIDS FOR THE FOLLOWING: PROJECT NAME: Baker County Roads Hurricane Irma Damage Repairs BID 2018-17 Bids must be received by: November 6, 2018 no later than 3:30 p.m. Late bids will not be considered. Deadline for questions: October 31, 2018 no later than 4:00 p.m. Public bid opening: November 6, 2018 BAKER COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BLDG 55 NORTH THIRD STREET MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Place for receiving bids: BAKER COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BLDG 55 NORTH THIRD STREET MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Bid Documents available to download at: Tarbox Consulting and Design, Inc. www.tarboxinc.com/xxxx/ Engineer contact for questions: Troy Tarbox troy@tarboxinc.com (904) 399-1785 Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference: No pre-bid conference will be conducted. Project Description: County Road 23A includes construction of per manent repairs to an existing guardrail system and to the construction of concrete lled fabric embankment armor. Southern States Nursery Road includes asphalt pavement overlay of 300 linear feet of existing paved roadway and replacement trafc striping. Project Location: County Road 23A and Southern States Nursery Road BAKER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS KENNIE DOWNING, COUNTY MANAGER 10/4-10/18c PUBLIC NOTICE Invitation for Bids Bid # 18-02 New River Regional Landll Asbestos Containing Material Excavation and Relocation The New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA) is extending an Invitation For Bids for the excavation and relocation of asbestos containing material (ACM) at the New River Regional Landll (NRRL). The successful Bidder will be responsible for furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, tools, transportation, services, and incidentals required to relocate approximately 3,000 cubic yards of ACM from the NRRL Class III Landll to the adjacent Class I Landll. The material is located within an approximate 1-acre area though specic types of deposited ACM are unknown; the material may be friable. The work includes excavating, loading, transporting, unloading, and covering with 1 foot of soil the ACM from the Class III Landll to the Class I Landll. All work shall be completed in accordance with the specications, drawings, and contract requirements included as part of the contract documents. The Contractor shall be a Florida-Licensed Asbestos Contractor. NRRL is located approximately 2.5 miles north of Raiford, Florida, on the east side of State Road 121 in Union County. Bid packages are available for pickup at the NRSWA Administrative Ofce, 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, Florida, 32083. Bid packages can also be requested to be received electronically by emailing a request to NRSWA at lgreene@ nrswa.org. All bids must be submitted on the Bid Form provided. Completed bids are to be mailed to NRSWA, PO Box 647, Raiford, Florida, 32083 or delivered to the NRSWA Administrative Ofce at 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, Florida, 32083. After the bid opening, the bids will be examined for completeness and preserved in the custody of the NRSWA Executive Director. NRSWA Purchasing Policy will be ensued. All bids received after the specied time and date will not be considered. Contact the NRSWA ofce at 386-431-1000 for questions concerning the bid package. The DEADLINE for submittal is Thursday, October 25, 2018, 3:00 pm (local time). 10/4-10/11c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 18000019CAMXAX VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC. Plaintiff(s), vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF JAMES E. DAVIS, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF KEVIN RYDER, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS, AS POSSIBLE HEIR; KENNETH DAVIS; LORI DAVIS; SHYLO DAVIS; LINDA JEAN FORD; GLEN FOREST LLC; THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION N/K/A LESLIE CREWS; Defendant(s). __________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF JAMES E. DAVIS, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSLAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN PREVIOUS ADDRESS: 11389 Cowpen Rd, Sanderson, FL 32087 TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNS, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF KEVIN RYDER, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS, AS POSSIBLE HEIRLAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN PREVIOUS ADDRESSES: 8654 New Kings Rd, Lot 65, Jacksonville, FL 32219 11389 Cowpen Rd, Sanderson, FL 32087 TO: LORI DAVIS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 11389 Cowpen Rd, Sanderson, FL 32087 PREVIOUS ADDRESSES: 10809 Mud Lake Road, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 3642 Green Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205 576 Ivy St, Lot 6, Macclenny, FL 32063 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a civil action has been led against you in the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: PARCEL 51 A PARCEL OF LAND LYING, BEING AND SITUATE IN SECTION 29 AND 30, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 29, AND RUN S 88 10` 17 W, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 30, A DISTANCE OF 21.43 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF AN 80 FOOT COUNTY MAINTAINED GRADED ROAD (KNOWN LOCALLY AS COWPEN ROAD); THENCE RUN N 01` 17`` W, ALONG SAID EAST ERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 366.92 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE RUNNING N 01` 17 W, CONTINUING ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 374.46 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE RUNNING N 01 45` 17`` W, CONTINUING ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 345.50 FEET THENCE CONTINUE RUNNING N 01` 17 W, CONTINUING ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 238.89 FEET; THENCE RUN N 13 35` 16 W, CONTINUING ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 109.82 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE RUNNING N 13 35` 16 W, CONTINUING ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 181.47 FEET; THENCE RUN N 05 11` 42 W, CONTINUING ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 155.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND; THENCE CONTINUE RUNNING N 05 11` 42 W, CONTINUING ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF L75.04 FEET; THENCE RUN N 04 47` 06 E, CONTINUING ALONG SAID EAST ERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 147.37 FEET; THENCE RUN N 89 34` 33 E, A DISTANCE OF 1356.96 FEET; THENCE RUN S 01 39` 17 W, A DISTANCE OF 321.40 FEET; THENCE RUN S 89 34` 33 W, A DISTANCE OF L344.L2 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 15 FOOT UTILITY EASEMENT OVER, ACROSS AND ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF, ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF AN 80 FOOT COUNTY MAINTAINED GRADED ROAD (KNOWN LOCALLY AS COWPEN ROAD) TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME(S) AS FOLLOWS: 2006 CLAYTON WITH SERIAL NUMBER(S): WHC015792GAA AND WHC015792GAB. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 11389 COW PEN ROAD, SANDERSON, FL 32087 You are required to le a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Padgett Law Group, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, FL 32312, at least thir ty (30) days from the date of rst publication, and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this the 27th day of September, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court By: Tina Carrington Deputy Clerk Padgett Law Group 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203 Tallahassee, FL 32312 attorney@padgettlaw.net 10/4-10/11c LEGAL NOTICES Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Bro. Joe Ruise Thursday: Friday: Bro. Troy Alexander Sunday: Bro. Clayton McCormickGood annointed preaching! Dinner after Sunday morning service! Bring your favorite dish! Everyone welcome! Come & enjoy! Road To Calvary Church REVIVAL Pastors Appreciation OCTOBER 15-21 Monday Friday 7pm Sunday 11am 7394 Madison St. Glen St. Mary Dont miss our ...October 14-167:00 8:30 pm nightlyat Raiford Road Church OPEN TO ALL AGES!!!9201 South SR 121 | Macclenny www.raifordroadchurch.orgChildren s CRUSADE Puppet Skits Bible Study Worship Puppet Performances & More!!!Free Finger Food Meal at 6:15 PM by reservationCall 259-6015 for info or to RSVP Puppet Skits Bible Study Worship ALICIA LAMBORNEXTENSION OFFICE Congratulations to Doug and Teresa Moore for their outstanding for est stewardship and being selected as Floridas Outstanding Tree Farmers of 2018! Located at the headwaters of the St. Marys Riv er in Baker County, South Prong Plantation encompasses over 2400 acres of pine flatwoods, cypress swamps, and hydric hammock that is home to a wide variety of wildlife. While the primary objective on the property is high-quality wildlife habi tat, the plantation also produces timber and is a great example of integrating these objectives. Prescribed fire is an important tool here and Doug has been involved in organizing the North Central Florida Prescribed Burn Association. The family provides educa tional outreach programs at the property to fellow landowners and conservation groups, in partnership with the University of Florida / IFAS Extension service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Florida Forest Service and others. Doug is a FWC certified Youth Hunt Master and leads youth hunts on the property. He also leads camping and merit badge programs with the Boy Scouts. Join us at the property for a tour and awards ceremony on Friday, October 19. This event is free but pre-registration is required. Reserve a space for the morning or afternoon tour by calling Whitney at the Florida Forestry Association, (850) 2225646. Space will be limited to 20 people per tour. The deadline to register is October 9.FORMER CATSPaige makes history in Georgia States winTwo tree farmers honoredSUBSCRIBE AND SAVE!!!Get it delivered to your mailbox or subscribe onlineCall today for info259-2400T B C P www.bakercountypress.com

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Page 12 T B C P ursday, October 4, 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 Cow hay, $32 a roll, 904-5090379. 9/27-10/18p For sale: three dressers, one with a mirror, coffee table, microwave, kitchen table with four chairs, all reasonably priced. Available to see on the weekend. 904-408-2604. 10/4p Sawmills from only $4397. Make & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! Free Info/ dvd: www.NorwoodSawmills.com 1-800-567-0404 Ext.300N 10/4p 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. 10/4p We install 6 seamless gutters, pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Alcoholics Anonymous meetings Monday Saturday. Call Jared at 386-288-2374. ANIMALS Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. Call 259-6786. 11/20tfc 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 Full-time oil change and tire technician, experience helpful. Apply in person at Jimmys Auto Repair, 959 West Macclenny Avenue, Monday Friday, 8:00 am 6:00 pm, Drug Free Workplace. 10/4-10/25c Are you looking for a new and rewarding opportunity? If so, we are looking for you! Join a growing dealership. Flexible working hours, closed Sundays, unlimited income potential, benets package available including health, dental, life, and paid vacation. We have a healthy, welcoming, fun culture, and at least three positions available. If youd like to join our team apply in person at Burkins Chevy, 273 E Macclenny Ave, Macclenny. 9/13-10/4c Immediate openings for entry and experienced level of Project Engineers; Senior and Assist Project Managers. Competitive salary with full benets. Voted best place to work in Jacksonville in 2018. www. petticoatschmitt.com 904-7510888. 9/27-11/15p The New River Public Library Cooperative is now hiring a CHILDRENS LIBRARY OUTREACH ASSISTANT to prepare and provide storytime programs to local preschools and day care centers using company outreach van. Minimum HS graduate with valid Florida drivers license and clean driving record. Thorough knowledge of computer operation, internet, and experience working with children preferred. $11.50/hr, 20 hrs/week, Mon Fri, 8am-1pm. Benets include paid vacation time and sick leave, paid holidays, and FRS contributions. Valid FL drivers license and clean driving record required. EOE, drug-free workplace, background checks performed, veter ans preference. Apply in person at New River Public Library Cooperative, 110 N. Lake Ave, Lake Butler M-F 8am-4pm. 9/27-10/11p 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 904259-4873 or email Masdc@southernltc.com. Sign on bonus for CNAs. 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 dependableacandelectric.com. 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, jm_martin23@yahoo.com. 1/18tfc Wayne Frier Macclenny. Need T&T Contractors. Mud / Paint / Trim. Jar ed, 904-259-4663, jm_martin23@ yahoo.com. 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. acre lot, old MH on property, liveable but needs work, fenced yard, well, light pole, and septic, nice location, $42,000. 904-3348904. 9/13-10/4 Wayne Frier Macclenny, I buy land. Cash paid immediately. Call 904-259-4663. 3/9tfc FOR RENT 4 BR, 2 BA MH, 2000 sq.ft., big front porch, new appliances, new a/c, rst/last months rent, $1150/ month. 904-408-2480. 10/4p Large DW MH with porches, 4 BR, 2 BA, CH/A, $1000/security deposit, $1000/month. Call Guy Purvis, 904-252-4242. 10/4-10/11p 2 BR, 1 BA MH in Georgia bend area, $500/deposit, $500/month. 912-843-2738. 10/4p 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 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. waynefriermacclenny.com 904-259-4663. 9/20-10/11c 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, waynefriermacclenny.com 904-259-4663. 9/20-10/11c Brand new 2018, 2 BR home. $37,900 with free thermal windows. waynefriermacclenny.com 904-259-4663. 9/20-10/11c 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 & Saturday, 8:00 am ?, Williard Crews Lane, Macclenny. Multi-family sale. Friday & Saturday, 8:00 am ?, Lawtey Church of God, Lawtey, on US Highway 301. Yard sale and a $5.00 lunch meal. Friday & Saturday, 8:00 ?, 8140 No Road Lane, Macclenny. Inside rain or shine. Multi-family sale, art work, furniture, appliances, ofce supplies, holiday decorations, housewares, jewelry, clothes, baby girl clothes to 18 months. Friday & Saturday, 8:00 am ?, 17302 South Ridgewood Drive, Glen St. Mary, take 125 to Crews Road, follow the signs. Bargain days, lots of everything. Friday & Saturday, 8:00 am 1:00 pm, 8667 Dupree Road, Macclenny. Six family sale, antiques to zoo animals. Friday, 8:00 am 2:00 pm & Saturday, 8:00 am 12:00 noon, St. Marys Catholic Church, Macclenny. Clothes, toys, household items, lots of everything. Friday & Saturday, 8:00 am 2:00 pm, 13493 East Tall Pine Road, Macclenny. Huge sale. Friday & Saturday, 8:30 am 2:00 pm, 139 West Stansell Avenue, Macclenny. Huge sale, everything must go. Saturday, 7:00 am 1:00 pm, East & West Smooth Bore Avenue, Glen St. Mary. Community yard sale. Saturday, 8:00 am 12:00 noon, 4683 Shaves Bluff Road, Macclenny, just off of Blue Hole Road. Ghennoe boat, trolling motor, solar panels, household items, ammo, Browning shotgun, long term food storage, working copper still, carpet cleaning machine, and much more, huge sale. Saturday, 8:00 am 1:00 pm, 6068 Larimer Road, Macclenny. Multi-family sale, too many things to list. Saturday, 8:00 am 1:00 pm, 5244 Blue Hole Road, Macclenny, take 121 north to the Georgia line, follow the signs. Cleaned out storage unit, tons of good buys, cheap. Tools, household, mens clothes, too much to list. Saturday, 8:00 am 1:00 pm, 8394 Claude Harvey Road, Glen St. Mary. Boys cothes, womens clothes, household items. Saturday, 8:00 am 3:00 pm, 7629 Plantation Road, Macclenny. Three family sale. Saturday, 9:00 am 12:00 pm, 980 Red Fox Way, Macclenny (Fox Ridge). Lots of household items, clothes, jewelry, dvds, fall and Christmas decorations, etc. 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 Our Core Values SAFETY INTEGRITY PASSION COMMITMENTSEEKING QUALIFIED CRAFTSMEN FOR UPCOMING OUTAGES AND CURRENT MAINTENANCE WORKWE HAVE SEVERAL MONTHS OF WORK AVAILABLE Hiring for project locations in the North Florida area including facilities in Putnam, Hamilton, Taylor and Duval counties. 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ursday, October 4, 2018 T B C P Page 13JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comBoth BCMS Lady Bob cat volleyball teams secured the No. 2 seed in their respective Northeast Florida Athletic Conference tournaments, which were sched uled to begin this week. The B-Team hosted Wilkinson on October 2 to begin the tournament. The A-Team is scheduled to host the same team on October 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the middle schools gym. See next weeks newspaper for results. Both teams entered the tournament with positive momentum after winning at Bradford on October 1. Baker Countys A-Team improved its record to an even 6-6 with a 25-18, 25-15 sweep over the Lady Hurricanes. Krista Crews led the Lady B-Cats in serving. Hailey Marker start ed the B-Teams match with eight straight service points, setting the tone for its 25-20, 25-17 sweep. The B-Team ended the regular season by winning four of its to 7-5 overall. The pair of sweeps came after the Lady B-Cats split their home matches on September 27 against Orange Park. Marker and Riley Walk er led the B-Team in serving during its 25-5, 25-16 sweep. The A-Team won the opening set, but couldnt hang on in the tight 25-20, 23-25, 16-18 loss. Girls played a tough match but wasnt able to pull out the win, head coach Angela Lauramore said in a message on Sep tember 28. B&W TREE & LAND SERVICESFull Line Of Tree And Land Services: Removal Trimming Clearing Pond Digging Bulldozer Loader Bucket Truck & More! 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Jody Paul Thrift904-591-26402/10tfcLAND CLEARINGFill dirt Slag Cypress Mulch Red mulch A little Or A Lot904-521-15062/10tfcGATEWAY PEST CONTROL, INC.All Types Of Pest Control Call Eston, Shannon, Dean or Chris Ask About Our Termite Control904-259-38086/26tfcPRINTING & COPIES Black & White And Color Copies Business Cards Signs Stickers Invitations Rubber Stamps & More! The Ofce Mart 110 South Fifth Street259-3737 5/19tfcJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThree of the four Baker County AYF Youth Wildcat teams won on September 29, including two by shutout, as the program hosted the Duval Tigers at Sandersons Cat Den. Both the 8-and-under and 10U Youth Cats held the Tigers scoreless as they won by a combined score of 32-0. The 8U teams newly implemented 4-4 defense dominated, limiting as Baker County rolled 18-0. The de fense was led by Kelden Deupree, Nick Dekle, Peyton Jones, Max Rhoden, Romello Thompson, Ian Reneau and Marlin Givens, league founder Mark Broughton wrote in an email on October 1. Reneau also led a revamped offense, which found success in the I-wing scheme. Gary Mosley highlighted the game with a counter running play that went for 40 yards, Broughton wrote. Baker Countys 10U team has now outscored its opponents by a combined 212-25 in six games after blanking the Tigers 14-0. Fullback Reggie Keith scored both touchdowns for the offense, which was led by Trenton Newmans at quarterback. Defensively, the entire unit stepped up, Broughton explained, in cluding Tifton Davis, Anthony Washington, James Prescott, Kaden Wight and Brycen Tubberville, who spelled Chase Phillips at safety. The most lopsided win of the day came from the 12U squad, which blew out the Tigers 44-12 with the help of four turnovers and numerous sacks. Bryce Kazmierszak scored two touchdowns, including one defensive ripped the ball from the running back and dashed 50 yards to the end zone. JaeVeon Reed, Ma-Khai Mosley and Brayden Sears also all intercepted passes, and Philip Jackson recorded three sacks in the one-sided game. The defense is stout and improving weekly with standout performances by Mosley, Kaz, (Marques) McKenzie, Reed, Sears, Ty Alford, Emory Wimberly, Kellen Battles, Sammi Croft, Broughton wrote. Mosley ran for two touchdowns and threw another TD pass on a 40yard bomb to Seth Chestnut, Broughton wrote. McKenzie added a 15-yard touchdown run in which he dove to touch the pylon. time this season in a back-and-forth 34-27 shootout to open the day. Both Jakhryrie Mosley and Brian Rosier scored twice, but it wasnt enough to keep up with the high-scoring Tigers. The Tigers were big and fast and looked like an 8U team, Broughton wrote. The Wildcats had some great plays on defense but not enough to stop the Tigers. Baker Countys three-week home stand is scheduled to end on October 6 a 8U, 10U and 12U teams, leaving Baker Countys 6U team idle for the week. The program will also honor longtime coach Kenneth Roberts, who has more than 50 years coaching experi ence and is currently the head coach at Baker County Middle School. The AYF the Cats Den during a ceremony that will take place about 11:45 a.m. If you ever played for Touchdown Club come out and honor Coach Kenneth and let him know how much you appreciate him, Broughton wrote.JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe BCHS Lady Wildcat volleyball team had a chance to make a statement against three-time defending district champion Ridgeview and claim the No. 1 seed in the District 4-6A tournament. gained Ridgeviews attention, but they werent able to overcome the mainstays atop the district. Baker Countys push to short on September 27, and visiting Ridgeview held on 3-1 (20-25, 25-14, 25-15, 2523) to hand the Lady Cats of the season. The Lady Cats (14-4, 3-1) appeared to break a 22-all fourth-set tie as the ball seemed to land on the right line of Ridgeviews side of the court. The point was overruled by the referee, however, who called the ball out and awarded the goahead point to the Lady Panthers. The final of Madison Bartons team-high 12 kills eventually cut the gap to 2422, but Ridgeviews Kaeley Keller ended the match with a kill of her own. Ridgeviews go-ahead point was the last of eight lead changes in the backand-forth set. Allyson Crossblocks and added nine kills, and she twice tied the score in the fourth game and helped Baker County side out. The Lady Panthers gradually pulled away in the middle two sets after Bak er County kept it close early. Ridgeview twice opened 11-point advantages in the second set, and a 10-4 thirdset run helped it break away from the 10-all tie to take control of the game. The ladies ended the to gain the early edge. Rachel Mechum, Barton and Blakely Mallory all had kills during the set-ending run, but it was Mechums service run earlier in the game that put the team ahead. After KiKi Carters diving dig landed on Ridgeviews side of the court for Baker County to side out, Mechum served six straight points to give the Lady Cats a 17-14 lead. Ridgeview battled back to tie the score at 20-all, but a net foul sparked Baker Countys run. Carter led the team with 23 digs. Mechum had a team-high 27 assists. In the JV match, Ridgeview broke a 3-all second-set tie by outscoring the JV Lady Cats 22-7 in the remainder of the game to complete the 25-23, 25-10 sweep. Shelby Grimes led Baker County with six kills, one of which equalized the score at a net foul, but the JV Lady Panthers took advantage of three errors an out-ofbounds volley, a volley into the net and a double hit to escape with the set. Kennady Godwin and Taylor Crews tied for the team lead with 14 digs. Godwin and Mariah Green both had a team-high three kills, and Courtney Barnard led the ladies with 13 assists. Baker County was scheduled to honor its six seniors Barton, Mechum, Carter, Dixie Raulerson, Makayla Clevenger and Cassidi Beaver prior to its match on October 2 against West Nassau. The ladies are set to visit Bishop Snyder on October 8 and Yulee the following night. The JV Lady Cats are also scheduled to play in the JJVA Fall Festival JV Tour nament on October 6. Lady Cats top Trinity, Su wannee The Lady Cats rebounded from their district loss to Ridgeview on October 1 with a road win at Trinity. Baker County also swept host Suwannee 25-7, 2725, 25-19 on September 25. Barton led the ladies with 12 kills and seven aces. Skye Miller and Mallory both added seven kills and Raulerson had four aces. Mechum recorded 21 assists and Carter had 19 digs. Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonMadison Barton attempts to tip the ball over the net. Photo by Debbie PelhamKrista Crews reaches for the volley in front of Emma Richardson.Two shutouts, blowout by AYF youth WildcatsLadies lose rst district match Both No. 2 seed

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ursday, October 4, 2018 T B C P Page 14JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comAfter two dramatic game-tying touchdown re ceptions by Cam Smith, the BCMS Bobcats had the North Divisions No. 1 seed in their sights. But the team fumbled away the opportunity, setwith a rival. Oakleafs Drew Ammon accounted for four touchdowns on October 4 two rushing and two passing and scored the game-winning touchdown in the 3428 double-overtime thriller at Memorial Stadium. Ammon punched in the 1-yard score, giving the Yellow Jackets the No. 1 seed, on third down after Baker County (4-1-1) lost possession on a fumbled pitch play. The two teams piled as they fought for the ball, which was recovered by Oakleafs Isaiah Shevchook. loss, the No. 2 seed B-Cats will host the South Divisions top seed Bradford on October 9 at 6 p.m. The winner advances to play the victor between Oakleaf and Lake Asbury for the Northeast Florida Athletic Conference championship. Smith scored three second-half touchdowns, including two receiving scores from Davion Dean that equalized the score and pro longed the game. Smith forced overtime with a 91-yard catch-andrun on a third-down pass from Dean. Smith caught the marker, made a defender miss and then out-ran the Yellow Jackets to the end zone with 1:23 remaining. After Oakleafs Devin Outlaw scored on a 2-yard time, Smith once again came up with a clutch reception. With the B-Cats needing a touchdown and facing thirdand-goal from the 13, Smith caught Deans pass near the 5 yard line and turned up ets across the goal line into the end zone. Baker County failed on both of its 2-point conversions following Smiths touchdown catches, which would have given the B-Cats the win. Ammon passed for 168 yards with two touchdowns to Jeremiah Shack, who yards. Their second touchdown connection a 7-yard throw along with Outlaws 2-point conversion gave Oakleaf a 22-16 lead early in the fourth quarter. Ammon also completed passes of 37, 20, 18, 26 and 53 yards, the latter of which went to Trevyn Smith to convert a second-quarter thirdand-17. The long play set up Ammons 2-yard scoring run on fourth down, which gave Oakleaf a 14-8 halftime lead. Baker County regained the advantage with a nineplay, 65-yard drive to open the second half. Cam Smith, who ran for a team-high 52 yards, exploded through the line-of-scrimmage on a quarterback run for 22 yards as he high-stepped into the end zone. Walker Avera converted the 2-point attempt. The teams traded the lead The B-Cats took advantage of great starting field position early in the second quarter after Jayden Crawford recovered a fumble at the 11 yard line. Jabari Ruise punched in a 2-yard score three plays later, and Smiths 2-point run gave Baker County an 8-7 lead. The team pulled ahead after Ammons 20-yard scoring throw to Shack late in the B-Cats come from behind to beat Orange Park Trailing Orange Park 14-0 before their first offensive snap, Baker Countys conference championships hopes were fading. The B-Cats powered ahead, though, and stayed on course. Baker County rushed for more 300 yards and five touchdowns on September 25 and battled out of the early hole for a 38-20 victory at Orange Park. The victory guaranteed the program one of the North Divisions top two seeds in the conference ber 9. Orange Park quickly pulled ahead, stunning the B-Cats with a touchdown Following the score, the host team recovered a surprise onside kick, which led to another touchdown to extend the lead to two possessions Im not going to lie ... I was like, Wow, do we throw everything out and go spread and start passing the ball? Or do we just ... pound the ball nator Tucker Roberts said. ... They (the B-Cats) got a After surviving the early storm, Baker County settled in and had the lead by halftime with the help of a couple key defensive plays. Jaylin Maiden led the team with 135 rushing yards and two touchdowns, a game-tying 10-yard run off-tackle in the opening minute of the second quar ter. His touchdown run was set up by a fumble recovery by the defense. Orange Parks bubble screen went behind the intended receiv er, coach Roberts explained, and the B-Cats jumped on the ball after it rolled about 20 yards in their favor. Were taught out here because we do a lot of bubble screens, you see that ball going you better go get it, coach Roberts said. ... DBs was on top of it. They got it. After the defense forced a three-and-out, the special teams blocked Orange Parks punt attempt. Avera scored on a 15-yard run up the middle, giving Baker County a 22-14 halftime advantage following the extra point. The power rushing attack continued into the second half. Maidens second score came on a 20-yard burst and Dean punched a 3-yard run into the end zone. Deans score was set up by KeNais Williams 30-yard run, coach Roberts said. Smith, who totaled 100 yards in 10 carries, got the B-Cats on the board in the run. Coach Roberts said the offense entering the game after it combined for eight points in the previous two outings. Youre relying on the de fense so much for all these games and youve got to put points on the board, man, youve just got to do it. They got called out and they accepted the challenge, he said.JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comBaker County swimmers qualified for finals in five events at the FSPA Invitational Swimming and Diving Meet on September 29 in Stuart, and the swim team had in eight events at the developmental meet held the previous day. Overall, Baker County out of 33 programs at the invitational. Braeden Knight advanced al events and as part of two relay races. He posted the teams best showing of the invitational, placing third in he improved his time to 51.70 seconds. He also bettered his time in the Men 50 freestyle, clocking in an 11th-place time of 22.16. Trent Mobley was Baker Countys only other swimmer ally. He cut nearly two sec100 breaststroke, finishing 10th with a time of 1:01.78. Seth Crawford and Andrew Rosepiler joined Knight and Mobley in two relay events in which the Cats improved their times. The group swam a ninth-place time of 1:33.82 in the Men 200 freein the Men 200 medley relay with a time of 1:45.26. Baker County had five swimmers post top-five showings at the developmental meet held on September 28. Domenick Endel had the teams best outing. He cut his time in the Men 50 freestyle for a second-place time of 24.80. the Men 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:22.99, which was nearly a four-second im provement in the event. Ryne and Dakota Walker (1:26.28) took 18th as they both bettered their times. Jacobs cut almost a sec100 freestyle as he clocked a third-place showing of 56.16. Walkers 20th-place time of 1:04.56 was 2.51 seconds faster than his previous best. In the Women 100 breaststroke, Gracie Wainrights third-place time of 1:22.99 was almost four seconds better than her previous best. Wainright was also a member of two relay squads was joined by Natasha Turner, Christina Slater and Brianna Thornton on the sixthplace Womens 200 freestyle relay team, which clocked in at 2:02.56. The Women 200 medley relay team Gracie Rogers, Wainright, Thornton and Turner posted a time of In the Women 100 freestyle, Turner (1:04.98) took 10th as they both set personal bests. Haley Harris made the largest improvement among Baker County swimmers, time to touch in at 1:24.32 in 42nd. Slater swam a 10th-place time of 2:32.97 in the Women 200 freestyle. Thornton (2:35.82) took 12th and Cadee Crawford (3:47.57) claimed 48th. The swim team is sched uled to hold Senior Night on October 4 at the YMCA pool on Lowder Street. The season is set to continue on October 9 at Columbia. Cats stay unbeaten Baker County held off both Clay and St. Augustine in a close tri-meet that had numerous events decided by less than a second. The Cats won seven events on September 25 to outpoint St. Augustine 279247 and the host Blue Dev ils 261-256, including two victories by less than threetenths of a second. Mason Platto eked out the closest win of the meet in the Boys 50-yard freestyle. He touched in just four-hun dredths of a second ahead of St. Augustines Carson Weed with a time of 23.83. Rosepthird-place time of 25.25. In the Boys 500 freestyle, Jacobs held off teammate Landon Prevatt by .28 seconds with a time of 5:54.30. Both of Knights firstplace outings were much more decisive. He topped the Boys 200 individual medley by four seconds with a time of 2:04.81 and the 100 butonds with a time of 52.94. Crawford finished third in the IM (2:14.92) and fourth Mobley finished first (1:05.63) and Prevatt fourth (1:14.48) in the Boys 100 breaststroke. Knight, Mobley, Craw ford and Platto teamed torelay squads. They swam a time of 1:47 in the Boys 200 medley relay and clocked in at 1:35.91 in the Boys 200 freestyle relay. The medley relay B-Team Rosepiler, Prevatt, Endel and Jacobs The 200 freestyle B-Team Walker, Dalton Ray, Haydon Bridges and Tyler Altland took third with a time of 2:10.74. ond in the Boys 200 freestyle with a time of 1:56.68, touching in .34 seconds behind Adam Montgomery of The Girls 200 freestyle A-Team Cheyenne Croft, Thornton, Wainright and Cheyenne Powell touched the winning pace with a second-place time of 2:04.33. The B-Team of Slater, Rog ers, Savanna Powell and Harris took fourth with a time of 2:18. LoriAnn Bliss (28.20) and Turner (29.85) took second and third, respectively, in the Girls 50 freestyle. Bliss (1:03) and Turner (1:08.53) also finished second and fourth in the Girls 100 freestyle. In the Boys 100 backstroke, Rosepiler (1:06.16) claimed second and Endel (1:13.19) third. Platto (55.23) and Endel (58.78) took second and fourth, respectively, in the Boys 100 freestyle. In other individual results featuring a Baker County three: Girls 200 freestyle: Croft (2:27.18) came in third, SlatGirls 100 breaststroke: Mady-Bell Ash (1:20.65) took third, Wainright Girls 500 freestyle: Slater (6:42.03) claimed third, Cheyenne Powell (7:15.12) sixth. In other relay results: Girls 400 freestyle: A-Team Bliss, Turner, Pe third (4:21.64). The B-Team Cheyenne Powell, Thornton, Wainright and Croft Boys 400 freestyle: A-Team Rosepiler, Pre vatt, Endel and Jacobs came in third (3:59.07). The B-Team Walker, Ray, Girls 200 medley: A-Team Bliss, Ash, Peterthird (2:17.48). The B-Team Rogers, Harris, Savansixth (2:52.04). Photos by Jessica PrevattBraeden Knight dives o the blocks to start the 100-yard buttery.Trent Mobley takes a breath while swimming the breaststroke.FSPA: Finals in 5 events PHOTO BY DEBBIE PELHAM Cam Smith, who scored two game-tying touchdowns, reaches across the goal line for a 2-point conversion.B-Cats fall to Oakleaf in two-overtime thriller Five runners represented Baker Countys cross country team on September 29 at the 10th Annual Alligator Lake Invitational in Lake City, which featured nearly 50 teams from Florida and Georgia. Senior Jacob Echols once again led the Wildcats. He improved his time from Baker Countys home quad meet on September line in 23 minutes, 59.11 seconds, which earned him 89th out of 111 competitors in the Varsity Boys Green race. Senior Jared Brown shaved more than four the quad-meet, clocking a time of 25:18.70 for 97th place. He finished just three seconds behind the 96th-place runner. Junior Juan Torres also improved his time from his previous outing, running a time of 27:59.93 to round out Baker Countys boys. For the Lady Cats, junior Cassie Turner finished less than a second behind the 71st-place runish line in 28:38.70, which was more than a two-minute improvement over the quad-meet. Only 15 seconds separated the 67th to 73rd-place runners in the Varsity Girls Green event. Junior Marissa Brown ran a 29:59.77, which earned her 81st out of the 93 runners. Her time was roughly a four-minute im provement from the quadmeet. Baker County was scheduled to host a quadmeet on October 2. The cross country team is next scheduled to compete on October 13 in the Seventh Annual Amelia Island Pirate Invitational. Twenty programs have already had runners register for the event.Runners improve times

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ursday, October 4, 2018 T B C P Page 15JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comScooby Graham couldnt contain his smile after his punishing performance in Palatka. The sophomore running back had every reason to be happy on September 28: Palatkas defense had no solution to slow him down as he carried the BCHS Wildcats to their fourth straight win. The workhorse rushed for 241 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries, and the Cats held off the Pan thers second-half rally 2821 to remain unbeaten in District 5-5A play. Graham gained 147 yards with a 4-yard touchdown run in the third quarter alone as Baker County (4-1, 2-0) repeatedly pounded the ball from the I-formation. It feels great. That success puts a smile on my face, man, a big smile on my face. Just makes me happy that I can do it over and over again, said Graham, who aver aged 8.6 yards per carry in the dominant third quarter. The I-formation is a killer, man. The line dominated. All I had to do was follow behind their blocks. They opened up a hole and I hit it. Baker Countys defense held Palatka to just 100 offensive yards and forced the Panthers (3-3, 1-1) into threeand-outs on seven of their first nine possessions. The unit also sacked quarterback Mitchell McKinnon six times and safety Chris Smith sealed the victory with an intercep tion in the closing minute. Thats two weeks of practice and just taking pride in defense and what we do, Smith said following the game with the turnover champi onship belt draped over his shoulder. We know we got one job, and thats stop the that job. And the defense came away with important stops in the second half as the Panthers clawed back into the game. Palatkas Jaylyn Session scored two second-half touchdowns, the first of which came on an way through the third quarter following Grahams second scoring run. Treyvon Wila bounce, but handed it Session, who took the reverse down the home sideline to the end zone to steal the momentum. After Kelton Knabbs 2-yard touchdown run reopened a two-possession lead, the Cats appeared to once sive miscues a fumble on a botched quarterback-center exchange and a turnover on downs on fourth-and-1 gave the Panthers the opening they needed. Following the fourthdown stand, a fourth-down conversion brought the Panthers within striking distance. Session powered in for a 1-yard touchdown on fourthand-goal with 6:24 left in the game. McKinnon converted the 2-point attempt with a completion to Williams, who earlier in the drive reversed yard gain, to cut the score to 28-21. Baker County went threeand-out on its ensuing drive, play of the series when an er rant snap sailed over quarterback Alex Bowens head. We didnt let ourselves get down because we know what were capable of and putting teams away, Smith said. We just all got together and said, Palatkas potential game-tying drive, which began at its own 35 with four minutes remaining, stalled after Session converted a fourth-and-1 with a 7-yard run. A holding penalty, an incomplete pass and a sack by Robert Baker forced the Panthers into third-and-25. And they nearly converted it. McKinnon threw a deep pass down the home sideline, and Williams hauled in the contested ball for what apage. But Williams had run out of bounds on his own during the route and was the first player to touch the ball, resulting in a penalty that negated the long pass. One snap later, Smiths innal hope. They had all the momentum and we still made two or three defensive stops there at the end that were big, head coach Jamie Rodgers said. with that kind of momentum that they had at home that was big. Baker Countys offense had three turnovers, includtion by Camden Sweat that returned the takeaway to the 20 yard line, setting up McKinnons 13-yard scoring pass to Wesley Roberts three plays later. Baker County wasted little time responding. Graham scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 17-yard run on the ter, capping a four-play drive that also saw him rip runs of 29 and 24 yards. Hes a good talent. He runs the ball hard, coach Rodgers said. He runs the right plays, and then hes really hard-nosed. The Cats blocked a punt to end Palatkas following drive after the long snap rolled to the punter. Bowen, who rushed for 45 yards, scrambled to his left for an 11-yard touchdown run on third-andgoal. Baker County improved to 12-0 under coach Rodgers in regular season district play since he took the helm in 2016. Its great because that means were putting them up and burying them and going on to the next, Smith said. Keep rolling our way through like last year. District 5-5A wrap-up Baker County wasnt the only team to remain perfect in District 5-5A play in Week 6. The Orange Park Raiders with a 36-7 home blowout over the Ridgeview Panthers on October 1. Baker County is scheduled to host the Raiders (5-1, 2-0) on October 12 for homecoming in an important district contest. Menendezs Kenny Logan scored the go-ahead touchdown with 21 seconds remaining, lifting the Falcons 49-47 over the visiting Clay Blue Devils, who have lost four straight games. The Falcons improved to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in the district while Clay slipped to 1-5 and 0-2 in the district. The Cats and Orange Park are the only two District 5-5A teams in action on October 5 as both programs play non-district games. District play resumes on October 12.Game at a glance ...Baker County 28 Palatka 21 BCHS Team StatsRushing: 46-295-4 TD Passing: 5/10-27-2 INT Total Oense: 322Palatka Team StatsRushing: 24-39TD Passing: 6/15-61-TD-INT Total Oense: 100 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING Scooby Graham 31-241-2 Jaylyn Session 8-24-1 RECEIVING Avant Lee 2-15 Treyvon Williams 3-38 FHSAA Region 2-5A Power RankingsTeam PointsNature Coast 40.8 North Marion 40.6 Menendez (D) 40.5 Baker County (D) 39.8 Crystal River 39 Zephyrhills 38.8 Orange Park (D) 38.17 Palatka (D) 37.83 Eastside 37.8 Hernando 36.83 BCHS VS. FIRST COASTOctober 5 M 7 p.m.at 590 Duval Station Rd.Jacksonville, FL 32218JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comSitting at 4-1 at the midpoint of the season, the BCHS Wildcats are right where head coach Jamie Rodgers hoped And after having their best outings of the season in their last two games, the Cats could be in prime position for another postseason run. I thought if we can go 4-1, 5-0 we could set ourself up for a son, coach Rodgers said on Monday. The second half of our able to do that I think well set ourself up for a pretty good playber 5 at First Coast in non-district competition. The Buccaneers (2-3) enter Fridays contest on a two-game losing streak, but coach Rodgers still saw plenty of talent on Same as we always see: A bunch of athletic dudes, he said. Their defense is athletic. ... Those guys can really run. On offense, theyll give you problems just for their athletic ability. To be successful, the Cats will have to make First Coasts offense one-dimensional. Baker County has been successful de fending the run this season, and coach Rodgers hopes to see that continue on Jacksonvilles Northside. We pride ourself on trying to take away the run, he said. ... In high school still if you can stop the team from running the football most of the time youve got a pretty good chance to win. With an important District 5-5A game looming on October 12 against Orange Park (5-1, 2-0), Baker County cant overlook First Coast, which hasnt won more than four games since 2014. After Mondays practice, coach Rodgers doesnt think that will be an issue. It was a great practice today. Were focused, he said. Were throwing in some wrinkles on defense and doing Purchase these photos at www.bakercountypress.com Photos by Jud JohnsonScooby Graham runs through Palatkas defense. Below: Robert Baker drags down the ball-carrier.Seasons second half starts FridayChris Smith, who sealed the win with an interception, carries a defender.Graham runs wild JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comNoah Ray and Jaymodd Ruise combined for four touchdowns on September 27, and the BCHS JV Wildcat football team won for the second time in four days 24-8 at Suwannee to remain undefeated. We just told them, Lets make history. From what I can tell theres never really been a JV team thats been undefeated, head coach Hank Farmer said on September 28. So I said, Lets make history. Lets go out and be 2-0 this week and lets get the next one next week. They responded. ... The kids fought hard, played good ball. lead, Baker County (4-0) scored three quick touchdowns to pull away, coach Farmer said. Ray threw touchdown passes to Ronnie Ellis and DeHeaven Clark. Ruise also added two rushing touchdowns for the second straight game. Hes a baller. Hes been running the ball real hard, coach Farmer said. Baker Countys defense had issues tackling, coach Farmer explained, but still played well enough to hold the JV Bulldogs to just one score. The JV Cats defense forced another turnover in the game after having four takeaways during the teams 20-0 shutout over Mandarin earlier in the week. Toby Kinghorn scooped up a fumble caused by Camillo Rollins and returned it about 15 yards, coach Farmer said. The JV squad is scheduled to end its season on October 4 at Clay. The game was originally set for August 30 but was rescheduled due to weather. le is an important game because it is, in essence, a preview of the future in District 5-5A. We know were going to see those guys on varsity eventually with the same group of guys, he said. We win now weve got the edge in our mind that we can beat those guys. JV Cats win 2nd game in 4 days

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