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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Publication Date: 08-18-2011
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Macclenny (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
Funding: 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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Holding Location: University of Florida
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82nd Year, Vol. 17Winner of 7 state awards for journalism excellence in 2010 75 AUGUST 18, 2011T B C P THURSDAY rrfntbrfbfrfrr Play, back to school giveaways usher students return See page 9Gold buyers chastised for not abiding by city sign ordinanceSee page 5 Re-entry center expected to open in October, 2012 See page 7 ONLINE POLL RESULTSHow should county oces close their $2.5 million budget decit?32.1% More employee layos 18.9% Take it from reserves 15.1% Raise taxes, fees 26.4% All of the above JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comEdward W. Pearl Jr. of Glen St. Mary was arrested August 5 sexual abuse of a girl under 16 years old. The al leged abuse weeks prior to the ar rest. It was reported by a third party who with the deputies before Mr. Pearl, 41, prison. $50,000 bond August 16. Edward Pearl Jr. rn f rfntbJOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR tions in Margaretta, Sanderson and Glen St. Mary. property owned by Nathan Eu banks Perret, 57, at 11736 Fol plants between 1and 5-feet tall, about six pounds of the plants surrounding the resi his hands on his head and said, ret helped deputies find the lon bags within a larger bag in a surrounding woods un report notes. Also loproperty were an ir rigation sys and a wooden shed with a hidden door in the rear, a growing Mr. Perret was arrested on na, both third degree felonies. Jr., 43, of Glen St. Mary, har trying to tear the plants apart. running around with his head the road with the pot plants and began walking north while still peared to be ignoring the heli returned. plants were found at the shed, felonies. Nathan PerretCornelius Ruise Jr.PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BAKER COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Pot plants seized from the Margaretta area after aerial sweeps by BCSO.See page 2MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF the red three weeks ago. A week were told during a third bud get workshop on the afternoon of August 15. Unless additional County Manager C.J. budget proposals were sent and expenses. in his budget, the sheriff said, -JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR after losing power and re All the units returned to ser See page 4 See page 2KELLEY LANNIGAN FEATURES features@bakercountypress.comThere are 13 pedestrian those folks in the neon yellow session. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANSergeant Buck Dyal demonstrates stopping trac.See page 4


Page 2 T B C P ursday, August 18, 2011ty by returning a portion of his departments revenues to the county commission every year. According to a report he pre sented to the board, his budget has only increased 6 percent in $130,000 projected allocation to the county in 2012. Property Appraiser Tim Sweat, who did not attend this weeks meeting, protested last week over the report that elected officers only initially reduced budgets 1 percent. Mr. Sweat says his proposed $559,300 budget for the coming resulting for the elimination of a In another move to reduce expenditures, commission ers agreed to sharply reduce the amount of money the county donates to several non-profit agencies and voted to cut the entire $10,000 that had been earmarked for the Community Action Agency, a Jacksonvillein Baker County that provides as sistance to low-income families. Theyre a big company, Commissioner Jimmy Anderson said. The county needs $10,000 more than they do. We need to prioritize. Michael Crews said he was sat it could do to cut expenses and if additional fees must be imposed on services such as solid waste disposal and emergency medical services [EMS] to help balance the budget, so be it. We did our part, he said. Commissioner Gordon Crews agreed, saying, I think weve done our due diligence. Commissioners reluctantly conceded that they probably will have to dip into the countys re serve, or rainy day, fund to make up for the revenue shortfall. However, they cautioned against assuming that the fund, which presently totals about $8.2 mil lion, will always be there. You can only go to the well so many times, Gordon Crews said, adding that the reserve fund might be available next year to help bolster revenues again but at some point the fund will dry up. I think we still have some cuts that could be made, $1,000 here, $1,000 there, he said. But not $2 million. Gordon Crews said that when he becomes chairman next year his message to department heads simple: Dont bring me a budget above what we have (available in revenue) to spend because the savings account (reserve fund) is not there. Commissioner Mark Hart ley said he expects department heads to look at every penny they spend and make sure that each expenditure is necessary. Commissioner Adam Giddens, one of two new commissioners elected last year, said he didnt like it but agreed that the board appeared to have no choice this year but to dip into savings to balance the budget. Mr. Anderson, also elected last year, said he had read the budget proposals numerous times and had to agree that the reserve fund will have to make up the revenue shortfall. But we dont need to be in this position next year, he said. To help ensure that the board doesnt face the same problem a year from now, Mr. Anderson said fees should be increased for EMS and solid waste disposal, both of which he said are costing a lot more than theyre bringing in. A fourth budget workshop was tentatively scheduled for 4:00 spending package before it goes to the board for a public hearing on September 8. Final budget ap proval is set for September 15. The 2011-12 budget, which goes into effect on October 1, is based on the same property tax, or millage, rate as last year: 7.1495 mills. One mill equals $1 for every $1,000 of taxable prop From page 1 $8000 mo. $8700 mo. $13500 mo. 24 MONTHS $1599.99$1699.99FLPMTAPR$80.0021.56%$87.0021.56% 28 MONTHS $2999.99FLPMTAPR$135.0021.46%Only$38Mo.Only$46Mo.Only$63Mo.Only$27Mo. 10% down payment is used for these calculations. Monthly terms are subject to credit approval. If you already have an outstanding balance with us from a previous purchase, credit terms may differ from these shown as a result of consolidation of your new purchase with that outstanding balance. See Store for details. Some applicants may not qualify for special payment terms listed. rfownership of the plants could not be determined. Twenty-two plants were seized from the woods about a half-mile west of Cow Pen Road and north of US 90. Ten plants were found behind a junk yard at 10302 Gredford Williams Rd. and nine more about 6-feet tall were uncovered in heavy brush on the property line adjacent to 10168 Ora Ruise Rd. juana plants were located just north of the Glen St. Mary town limits during a helicopter sweep the morning of August 8. Investigators were directed to an enclosed pen at the rear of a shed at 11109 Bradley Trail, the address of David Henry Brad leys 1-acre homesteaded proper ty. There they found 11 pot plants growing in 5-gallon buckets. Six more plants being dried were recovered from the shed. Mr. Bradley met with inves following day and admitted he grew marijuana for his personal use, but not to sell, states Inv. Harveys report. Mr. Bradley was charged with producing marijuana. lowed a similar operation last month in the area of CR 127 and CR 122 in Taylor, where police found 65 plants at the residence of Thomas (Tommy) Fish, 52. Maj. Brannan spotted a sin gle plant growing in a garden at 21421 CR 127 and later several more plants among tomato bushes, as well as a white male on the porch. copter, approached the residence and found Mr. Fish, who stated the pot plants belonged to his recently deceased son, Brandon Fish. The son was shot and killed June 18. Mr. Fish directed the deputies to 65 marijuana plants and sever al seedling plants in trays under a large oak tree in the front yard. Three days later, the suspect called the sheriffs department to notify it that he found more small plants and destroyed them. Mr. Fish is charged with a single count of producing mari juana. sistance from the DEA and Flor ida Department of Agriculture law enforcement during the in vestigation. The helicopters were piloted by the Florida Nation al Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, or FWC. From page 1 erty value. The tax bill on a home with an assessed value of $125,000, after deducting the $50,000 home stead exemption, would be about $536 for county government services, excluding levies by the school district, water manage ment district and any other tax ing authorities. Press Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 PM


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence. Letters must reect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public. The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspapers judgement does not meet standards of publication. CONTACT US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our oce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comT B C PPage3AUGUST 18, 2011 Publisher James C. McGauley editor@bakercountypress.comMANAGING EDITOR Joel Addington ADVERTISING/PRODUCTION Jessica Prevatt FEATURES Kelley Lannigan FEATURES/COMMENT/SPORTS Robert Gerard BUSINESS MANAGER Karin Thomas CLASSIFIEDS & TYPESETTING Debbie Hansen This newspaper is printed on recycled paper. T B C Pusps 040-280Post Oce Box 598 Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-2400 The Baker County Press is published each Thursday by Baker County Press, Inc. Periodicals postage paid under permit issued December 30, 1929 at the post oce in Macclenny, Florida.SUBSCRIPTION RATES $25.00 a year inside Baker County; $35.00 a year outside Baker County; deduct, $1.00 for persons 65 years of age or older, military personnel on active duty outside Baker County, and college students living out side Baker County. POSTMASTER: send address changes to The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL. 32063. Last week one of the countys ambulances, while transport ing a patient, had mechanical problems that prompted rescue personnel to call for a backup unit because the ambulance was limping in, as EMS director Da vid Richardson put it this week. Thats what they call it when the ambulance wont accelerate above 15 mph because it could cause engine damage. Its another one of those com puter things, said Mr. Richard son. I had just mentioned what mechanics have been telling me for more than year about my SUV that the sensor on the rear dif ferential was on the fritz and it would be a cool $80 just to diag nose the bug. I always smile and say, Thats alright. Ill just ignore the warning light on my dash board. The county cant be so care less, particularly with all those ambulance-chasing trial lawyers out there. The county commission did recently approved the purchase of two new ambulances for the EMS department. But theyre not expected to arrive until midNovember. Mr. Richardson said he downgraded some of the bells and whistles to keep the units under budget. He described the shed ding of some niceties like the ambulances multiplex electrical system, which basically controls everything on the truck from the AC to the oxygen to the lights. The multiplex wouldve been nice, he said, but also expensive to repair. The transport ambulance that slowed to 15 mph in Baldwin last week while hauling a patient from Macclenny to Jacksonville doesnt appear either. That was the afternoon of Au gust 10. The ambulance was tak en in for repairs, which apparent ly didnt stick, because the same malfunction happened again on August 16. Its a problem, said Mr. Richardson. Hopefully we can get it back on the road pretty soon. The unit, which the county the air conditioning, has more than 200,000 miles. It serves as a back up unit to two so-called 9-1-1 units that respond to emer gencies. When three calls arrive in at the same time, the transport truck comes to the rescue. At least it used to. The transport unit was pur chased in 2008 with grant mon ey, not local property taxes. It ac tually runs a surplus, say county officials, generating more rev enue than it costs to run the unit. It helps offset a portion of the losses the EMS department as a whole experiences each year. The rest is subsidized by the countys general fund, which gets the lions share of its cash from property taxes. Property assessments are a lit the value of ones property. The county has fees that help partments, but they dont cover the cost of operating the dump chief and his cadre of dedicated volunteers responding to emer gencies. Again, the general fund makes up the shortfall. sentially law enforcement and housing costs for local inmates are also not fully funded by the local property taxes dedicated to those ends. The countys property tax, or millage, rate is actually the total of three millage rates for general revenue, the health department which one makes up the sheriffs Good ol general fund. With the exception of some grant monies, sales tax disburse ments and gas taxes (which fund county road projects), general revenue accounts for the bulk of the countys spending, as it should. But what the county has is a patch-work funding model that depends on the general fund to offset shortfalls everywhere else. And when the general fund runs out, as its expected to again this year, it appears the county com mission is resigned to making up As commissioners said this year and last, you can only go to the well so many times before its dry. And its not as though the countys spending is extravagant. Theres the ailing ambulance. Garbage disposal and other mu nicipal services like road im provements are provided on shoestring budgets. There are more local inmates than the tax levies can pay to house. I would hazard to say the Great Recession didnt cause these issues, but rather exacer bated structural weaknesses in the current system. Without new revenue or more cuts in the limited services now provided, the county will soon find itself without a rainy day fund. The boards view that a new fee for EMS and higher fee for solid waste is a good start. Property owners are picking it up the bill anyway through the general fund, but some more so than others. Property tax exemptions for homesteads, agricultural use and other circumstances skew the burden. Any move to make the system should be welcomed. LETTER TO THE EDITOR Joel Addington The Baker County Commission is eye ing a more than $2 million budget decit for the 2011-12 scal year. We asked our Facebook fans for their thoughts or sug gestions on a solution August 15. Heres what they had to say ...Marilyn Penrod: Let our ocials vote themselves a pay cut. The citizens of Baker are tightening their wallets everyday to balance their budgets. Let our of cials do the same. Dustin Jackson: That wont happen. Marilyn Penrod: We can still hope. Jason Randall: Those two $30,000 jobs they cut last week didnt do the trick? Who saw that coming? Funny how unem ployment never trickles up. Joshua Forth: Its who you know that keeps your job in this town. That goes for the same at the state hospital too! Lindsay Jasonek: Pretend its not there! Spend more! Like the rest of the country! #beingsarcastic Lyon Marc: Build a new county administra tion building ... Joshua Forth: Pay freeze for the next 20 years until things get better. They will just make up more bull crap taxes. We will have to pay to cover the cost.Join The Press at We post questions and updates about whats happening locally everyday, and ask for feed back from readers. We also post breaking news updates and links to sto ries, photos and other content at www. rrrfDear Editor:I often read in The Press about students, some as young as 13, get ing class or refusing to calm down. This seems to have become a norm across the state. Florida removed almost all of the power from the schools to disci it leaves the task of discipline up to the local police force. One can only imagine how traumatic it is for a teenage child having a pair of handcuffs slapped on, then being placed in the back seat of a are then part of the justice system. When I attended Westside Elementary in the 1970s and students paddled. The next time they thought about misbehaving they vividly remembered the sting of the board of education. Its time for society to re-think how it deals with misbehaving chil dren in its schools. Police should be called in only extreme cases. Wouldnt this be the best use of taxpayer money, versus taking more Damon Agostino Bushnell, FLrrI read the other day that it was the Presidents birthday. Hes 50 and I neglected to bake a cake. Ive watched Obama the three years hes been President and heres what Ive decided. Being president is a reverse Fountain of Youth. It is a job that is guar anteed to make you look your age if not older. Bill Clinton aged about 80 years during his two terms. He started out boyish and ended up rail thin and with snow-white hair. Granted he was living with Hillary Clinton at the time, which would age anyone. Even George Bush, who was probably the most relaxed presi dent in history, got to look a little twitchy by the end. President Obama looks mis erable. His hair is going grey, he never smiles and if it is possible he is even thinner than candidate Obama. I have this sneaking suspicion that before he goes to bed ev ery night, Senator John McCain thanks God he lost the election. If this is what Obama looks like after three years, McCain would have been mistaken for Rip Van Winkle. His party did not go off without some controversy, however. Tea Party darling Michele Bach mann introduced a bill in Con gress requiring the president submit a valid birth certificate proving that he was actually born. Press secretary Jay Carney responded by saying that it was ob vious that the President was born since he is walking around and talking. Bachmann quipped that she believes that the President is ac tually an alien or from Kenya or a Kenyan Alien and he should prove he isnt. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin did not have problems with the party because Paul Re vere stopped for a piece of birth day cake on his famous ride where he warned the British that the Americans were coming. Congressional Republicans objected on principle to the birth day and there was considerable debate about whether to even wish Obama a happy birthday or sing to the president. Bachmann agreed to sing but only to Belong in a Zoo lyrics. At one point House Democrats sug gested a cake, but 60 Minutes discovered that the baking of the presidential cake had been out sourced to a bakery in Bangalore. An irate Senator Mitch McCon nell played a phone message from the bakery. Please Press 1 for chocolate, Press 2 for vanilla, Press 3 for red velvet . The president worried that if the debate over the birthday cel ebration continued, Congress and the White House would not be able to reach a compromise before the August 4 birthday deadline and the president would have to remain 49 for another year. Senator John Boehner coun tered that al though he did not agree that the President deserved a birthday, if the White House will work with me we should be able to hammer out a happy birthday before the deadline. Boehner told Fox News that if a compromise was not reached before the deadline he worried that Party City would stop ex tending credit to the government and that future birthday celebrations could cost trillions of dol lars. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas claimed that if he was elected president, his birthdays would be held without costing the pub lic a single dime. Upon further investigation, CBS News discov ered that Perry had set up a softmoney PAC fundraiser and that Exxon Mobil and BP had already donated $56 million to his 2012 birthday celebration. Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith complained that with the country on the brink of a major recession, the president insist ing on spending this much time deciding whether to have rocky road, butter brickle or mint choc olate chip is a demonstration of his insensitivity to the plight of the country. Obama snapped back and stated that the party would employ over 100 hard-working Ameri cans including Chuckles the Clown of Moline, Illinois and the Karaoke duo of Marge and Pepper of Davenport, Iowa. Tea Party supporter Senator Rand Paul said that the use of the duo from Davenport was a politi primary in the run for re-election. The party finally did go off without a hitch when a last minute deal was brokered by Boehner, McConnell and Vicepresident Joe Biden when the president agreed to add a bal loon artist from Boehners home district of Dayton, Ohio and a dancer from McConnells home state of Kentucky that would pop out of the cake waving the yellow and red Dont Tread on Me popular with Tea Partiers. Spokesmen from both parties hailed the birthday compromise as a watershed moment in the history of partying. There are worries, however, that the whole dismal affair might be repeated in four months when the President has to choose the national Christmas tree. ROBERT GERARD rfr nrf


Page 4 T B C P ursday, August 18, 2011An Alabama man who left his pickup truck running and was walking in the travel lane of Interstate 10 about midnight on August 13 was arrested for disorderly intoxication. Deputy Brandon Kiser said he responded to a location east of Macclenny following a report that a semi-truck nearly struck a white male pedestrian in one of the westbound lanes. A canvas of the area turned up a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup parked in the vicinity off the westbound lanes with its engine running. Shortly after, the deputy said he spotted a man matching the earlier description walking eastbound. He was identified as Steven Rider, 23, of Minette, AL, the same name as on the vehicle registration. Deputy Kiser said Mr. Rider smelled of alcohol and claimed he was on highway 49 in Jacksonville. In other recent arrests: sonville was booked at county jail for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and a glass smoking pipe, both found in a vehicle she was riding in about 11:30 pm on August 14. Deputy Robert Simpkins said he was on foot patrol at the Macsmelled marijuana smoke near the west parking area. He returned to his patrol car and drove back to the area, and said he had to stop to avoid a collision with a 1999 Honda backing out of the parking area. It was driven by a 17-year-old female from Macclenny who was cited for not having a license. The smelled of marijuana smoke, and in a subsequent search found the pipe near a passenger seat and a small amount of pot in a conpocket. The owner of the vehicle, Lana given a warning ticket for having an expired license sticker. clenny for misdemeanor possession after he spotted the subject parked in the rear of the abanSouth 6th St. about 4:00 am on August 14. The officer said he detected the odor of marijuana when questioning the driver, who admitted to smoking it. A hollowed cigar with marijuana stuffed inside and residue were found in and near the vehicle. Sanderson was arrested about a license suspended three times. Deputy Rodney Driggers stopped the southbound 1996 Honda driven by the suspect for speeding and having loud music emanating from it on CR 127 in north Sanderson. A computer check revealed the suspensions for drunk driving and failure to cense expired in 2007. He was ticketed for going 60 mph in a 35 mph zone. Sanderson was arrested the evening of August 13 for driving with two prior license suspensions. Deputy Shawn Bishara ing it spin out on a curve. In addition to the suspensions, the ofnever had a license. 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Lighting that night also succession in the Sanderson area Chief Dolan said two occurred near Wire Mill Road totaling nearly three acres, two more, though smaller, erupted near CR 250 and 250A, and a third was located near Richardson Road south of Sanderson. It was popping all over the place, said the chief. Three vehicle accidents most of which took place between 5:15 pm and midnight. From page 1 dures for directing both vehicular and pedesSeveral new guards joined the ranks this year bringing the group to nine full time guards and one substitute. Sgt. Thomas (Buck) Dyal, head of community services at BCSO, conducts the training each summer just before the start of the school year. Guards begin their training with evaluation testing to identify areas of knowledge Returning guards get a two-hour refresher course, new ones get the full eight-hour introductory class of four hours in the classroom and four hours practical (outside) training. During a new guard training, veteran guards pitch in and give valuable advice and information. Training was originally handled by the school district, which still funds training, uniforms and salaries. Some of the skills taught include left-rightapproaching motorists, determining the best in the intersection when directing students to cross, when not to direct students to cross, and pedestrians, using a whistle and verbal signals. They also examine common crash scenarios the situations in which pedestrians are most likely to be in danger of being struck by a vehicle. After training the main things a crossing guard always keeps in the forefront of his or her mind are: stopped. in tandem with experienced ones before going it solo. This job involves a lot of responsibility, said Sgt. Dyal. When school is in session, the guards have to be out there no matter what. In the rain, freezing wind, intense heat any conditions. Because of staggered bus schedules, they usually work four shifts daily, two in the morning and two in the afternoon, sometimes at different locations. Break time generally is spent in a semi-circle of folding chairs next to the Kangaroo gas station on 6th Street. Guards cannot penalize students for crossing at unauthorized places but they do try to speak with students about it if they have the opportunity. do everything in their power to protect them usually successful, said Maj. Gonzalez. Guards also develop relationships with stuing a sense about when they will arrive at their crosswalk. and their safety is the most important thing. thing, said Sgt. Dyal. Seasoned crossing guards say the single biggest challenge is that drivers and pedestrians are often not paying attention. That puts the responsibility back on us, said one, You have to be alert to that at all times. From page 1 rfrntb Check it


ursday, August 18, 2011 T B C P Page 5Police arrested a Glen St. Mary man who allegedly forced his way into his estranged wifes resi dence in Macclenny early on August 12, grabbed two knives from the kitchen and held one of them to her throat, threatening to kill her. Johnny Padgett, 31, was found by two deputies back in the resi dence of Heather Padgett, 25, shortly after she called police when he fled about 2:00 am. Minutes earlier, Mrs. Padgett told Deputies Chris Walker and Rob ert Aberly he had forced his way into a rear door and chased her into a bedroom armed with the knives. She broke free of him and ran out the front door with her husband in pursuit, throwing the knives at her. He caught her outside the front door and placed one of the knives to her throat before she broke free again. Mr. Padgett was arrested af hallway after he returned. Depu ty Walker described him as very intoxicated. Police retrieved one of the knives from a bedroom dresser, the other from the living room county jail for aggravated assault with a weapon. The Department of Children and Families was no tified because the couples five children, ages infant to seven, were at the residence. In other domestic incidents the past week: clenny was charged with aggra vated assault with a weapon for allegedly assaulting his live-in girlfriend during an argument the morning of August 12 at their residence on Grissholm St. Shirley Ruise, 46, told Deputy Koty Crews her boyfriend swung threatening her about 8:30, then left the house only to return a short time later and leave again with unspecified property be longing to her. The accused was gone when Deputy Crews arrived, but re turned about two hours later when he was arrested. Two knives were taken from him. ed George Wilkinson, 39, about midnight on August 9 for alleged ly grabbing live-in girlfriend Car mie McInarnay, 31, and throwing her to the ground. The impact caused the girlfriends prosthetic leg to detach. The victim said she and Mr. Wilkinson argued at their Faye Rd. residence north of Macclenny over her daughters request for keys to a vehicle. The boyfriend was arrested for domestic bat tery. against a south Macclenny man the evening of August 8 after he wounded his brother with either a machete or baseball bat durat Rhodens Trailer Park about 10:30. William Charles, 48, was treat ed at Fraser Hospital for a head er Richard, 47, and both were charged with disorderly conduct. DCF was called because of the presence of several children, in cluding the victims two daugh ters. Both combatants admitted to Deputy Crews they were in toxicated. Macclenny was arrested the afternoon of August 10 for violating a domestic violence protective or der when he telephoned and text messaged his estranged wife Me lissa, 30. Deputy Jacob Satterwhite re sponded to a call from the Fam ily Crisis Center on South 8th St., which had been in contact with Mrs. Combs, and later while be ing interviewed by Deputy Daryl Mobley, the accused called again. He was questioned at his parents north Macclenny home and ad mitted to making contact with his wife. Mrs. Combs also admitted to initiating contact with her hus band. rested Crystal Thomas, 26, late on August 13 after she refused to exit her residence on Lane Ave. near Sanderson and refused to her behavior. address just before midnight and met by Shawn Thomas, 37, who said his wife was angry after an argument and inside ransacking their residence and slashing his clothing with a knife.MACCLENNY CITY COMMISSION 18612011 Baker County SesquicentennialCelebrationSeptember 24, 2011 Join in the fun! 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The issue came up for discussion during the Macclenny City Com mission meeting the evening of August 9 when the owner of a sign company complained about illegal signs at a new business on South 6th Street. Ellen Evans, owner of Signs and Designs by Ellen, said its unfair to her and other local sign company ties to come to Baker County and put up illegal signs without obtain ing the required permits from the city. Outside companies come in and just throw something up and then theyre gone, she said. It puts myself and other sign companies at a huge disadvantage. She said she adheres to the sign ordinance requirements, including getting permits and making signs that comply with the rules in terms of their size and structure, whereas that opened recently in a strip center on Sixth Street just south of Lowder. The business buys gold and has put up numerous signs on the building and on a pickup truck containing a a tall sign in the other hand that reads: We Buy Gold. You want to see tacky, go look at this place, Ms. Evans told commissioners. This is advertising gone crazy. Windows are completely covered with lettering, theres an illegal sandwich board there and a dummy standing in a pickup truck. She said she had learned that the signs were made by a company in Jacksonville that is very disreputable and has a horrible rep utation in the sign business. She said she checked with the citys code enforcement ofpermit had been obtained for any of the signs, some of which are in violation of the ordinance in other ways. Were just asking for some fairness here, she said. Somehow these laws have to be en forced or theyre useless. Ms. Evans said she has a customer just a few doors down in the same strip center who has been waiting over a month for a new sign. She said she has been following the legal, ap propriate steps to obtaining the building own ers approval and a city permit before proceed ing with installation of the new sign. Yet, she said, this new business came in and threw up a lot of signage overnight with out the building owners knowledge or permis sion. When she contacted someone at the gold dealing business she was informed that they paid $350 for a permit they never got, even though the city only charges $45 for a permit, Ms. Evans said. Roger Yarborough, assistant city manager and head of the building department, ac knowledged that a lot of signs in town do not comply with the city ordinance. by nights moving in on a weekend and putting these things (signs) up, he said. Commissioners directed City Manager Gerald Dopson and City Attorney Frank Maloney to re search the ordinance and come up with a recommendation to strengthen its enforceability and possibly increase the monetary penalties for violations. We need to take more quick and effective action against these violators, the city manager said. The ordinance provides for pen alties of $25 to $100 per day for each day a violation exists, depend tion, according to Mr. Maloney, who said the dummy, the pickup ping in the back of the truck in front of the gold ordinance. Ms. Evans urged the city to order the illegal signs removed immediately and impose a sig If you hit people where it hurts they pay attention, she said. Less than 24 hours after the meeting, much of the signage at the new gold buying business had disappeared. Ms. Chapman met with the store owners early the morning of August 10, explaining which signs were legal and which were not. In other business, city commissioners: mobile home at 55 Barber Road owned by Joy Chapman said the owner had been cited for numerous violations and had made no at tempt to make any repairs. Among the structural problems cited were ing, faulty plumbing and other defects. The owner will still have 30 days to pull permits to make the necessary repairs before the con demnation proceeds. PHOTO BY MIKE ANDERSONThe signs above prompted complaints to city commissioners August 9.Police have some clues, including surveillance videos, that might lead to suspects who attempted to break into the Hole in the Wall Antique and Gun store on South 4th in Macclenny overnight on August 10. tempt was made to pry open the front door. Deputy Daryl Mobley said evidence at the scene suggested the suspects climbed a perimeter fence onto a container, then used a pry bar found on the ground near the fence in the entry attempt. Fingerprints and footprints were lifted from the area, and a video depicts two black males dressed in black at the front door just after mid night. One has lengthy hair and the other had on a white cap. Deputy Mobleys report indicates a third male is seen standing near the northeast corner of the fence. Police also checked a surveillance video at Stone Transport next door, and said it contained the image of four black males walking on nearby Florida Ave. just before midnight. In other thefts, James and Jane Kemp returned to their residence of jewelry, pain medication and a nail gun. The latter item was in the garage and valued at $300; no value was attached to the other property. Sheriffs investigator Steve Harvey said entry was through a rear porch screen. The house off Odis Yarborough Rd. had been unoccupied since July 1. camera missing. She told Deputy Brandon Kiser the doors were unse cured. uty Jason Bryan the name of a suspect she believes is responsible for breaking the windshield on her Chevrolet overnight on August 13. It was parked at her residence on South 9th at the time. Items were taken from the trunk and strewn on a nearby road sur face. $ $ WE BUY TIMBER $ $ rf fnftbffr


Page 6 T B C P ursday, August 18, 2011 MIKE ANDERSONPRESS STAFF New residential or commercial developments in Baker County in the next 12 months will not have a transportation impact fee added to their price. County commissioners voted on August 15 to extend a moratorium for a second year on the assessment and collection of the fees. The fee waiver, which is intended to serve as an incentive to attract new residential and commercial development, will be in effect until August 15, 2012. Meanwhile, the issue of growth and its impact on county services and infrastructures will be re-examined in a study recommended by County Manager C.J. Thompson to evaluate a new approach to impact fees. The crux of the issue is that growth has a cost associated with it, Mr. Thompson said, adding that what the county must determine is who pays, how much they should pay, and how the money will be spent. Commissioners agreed that growth creates additional burdens on all county services and infrastructures and, therefore, the county should have greater funds beyond transportation improvements. Or, as Commissioner Gordon Crews said, a redistribution of where we spend the funds. However, virtually no new growth has occurred in the past few years because of the economic recession, which is why the moratorium was enacted to stimulate Baker Countys growthdependent industries. The moratorium does not apply to impact fees collected for school district improvements to accommodate population growth. Michael Crews, the commissions chairman, previously stated his belief that the issue of impact fees on growth needs to be re-examined. He reiterated that view before commissioners voted unanimously to continue the moratorium. We need to do something to transportation impact fee is not assessed fairly in that long-time residents who build or buy a new home in Baker County are required to pay the fee as if they had just moved to the county. People moving within the county, the chairman said, should not get hit with an impact fee. Danny Norton, a long-time Baker County resident frequently in attendance at county commission meetings, said he couldnt agree more. Mr. Norton told commissioners that he built a new home in Baker County last year and was assessed an impact fee even though he has lived in Baker County for 35 years and has no children in the public schools. The countys impact fee ordinance, which was enacted in 2005, provides for a $2,592 fee on every new home erected in the county. Impact fees on commercial developments vary based on the permit fee. In other business, commissioners: ment with the St. Johns River Water Management District that will allow the county to open the new Glen Nursery Road, which was built south of Interstate 10 in 2009 but was not allowed to open because of the presence of 0.3 acres of wetlands in the 13acre project area. Under the terms of the agreement the county will dedicate about 21 acres at the nearly 1,700-acre St. Marys Shoals Park northwest of Glen St. Mary, including roughly 18.5 acres of wetlands, as mitigation for the disturbed wetlands. The sooner we do this the sooner we can get the road open, the county manager said. I think its a good solution. architect overseeing revised plans for the countys new 9,800 square foot administration building. Erik Kasper told commissioners that all the engineering work will be completed by the end of this month and construction permits can be obtained to get the project started. to KC Petroleum for the removal of a 6,000-gallon underground fuel storage tank that was abandoned adjacent to the former county jail north of the courthouse. KC was one of nine bidders for the job, including a $17,465 proposal from Fueling Components. But the county manager recommended KC get the contract because it included the cost to remove an existing concrete island where gas pumps once were located, whereas the bid from Fueling Components did not. longevity award policy providing a $2,000 pay raise for employees who complete 20 years of service with the county, whether consecutively or cumulatively. The new policy supersedes a policy to whether the award should be a one-time bonus or a salary increase. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Baker County District School Board will hold the following PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at the District School Board Room located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Approval of the following: 2011-2012 Student Progression Plan -2012 Code of Student Conduct THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. The documents will be available for preview at the Superintendents Of ce located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida beginning Wednesday, August 10, 2011 (8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.). Sherrie Raulerson Superintendent of Schools 8/11-9/1 NOTICE New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA) is requesting Letters of Interest and Statements of Quali cation for the following: RFQ # 11-01 Professional Accounting and Auditing Services RFQ # 11-02 Professional Independent Financial Consulting Services NRSWA is located 2.5 miles north of Raiford, FL on State Road 121 in Union County, Florida. Proposal packages can be picked up at the New River Regional Land ll located at 24276 NE 157th St., Raiford, FL 32083 beginning Thursday, August 18, 2011. NRSWA invites professional rms to submit letters of interest and quali cation statements for providing services to the Association. Contact New River Regional Land ll at 386-431-1000, or by email to to request a copy of the Request for Quali cations. Be advised that NRSWA has a local vendor preference policy. The DEADLINE for submittal in response to the above RFQ is September 1, 2011, 12:00 p.m. (noon). 8/25 9/01 NOTICE Call for Request for Proposals (RFP) New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA) is requesting proposals for the following services and technical support: 1. RFP # 11-01 Scheduled Lawn and Landscape Maintenance Services 2. RFP # 11-02 Computer Maintenance and Technical Services 3. RFP # 11-03 Heavy to Light Equipment Repair and Maintenance Services 4. RFP # 11-04 Heating and Air Conditioning Services 5. RFP # 11-05 Pest Control Services 6. RFP # 11-06 Of ce Cleaning Services 7. RFP # 11-07 Of ce Security Alarm Systems: Monitoring and Service NRSWA is located 2.5 miles north of Raiford, Florida on State Road 121 in Union County, Florida. Proposal packages and information can be picked up beginning Thursday, August 18, 2011, at the New River Regional Land ll located at 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, FL 32083 or requested by email to All proposals must be submitted on the Proposal Form provided. Completed proposals are to be mailed to the New River Solid Waste Association, P.O. Box 647, Raiford, Florida 320830647 or delivered to the NRSWA Administration Of ce. After the RFP opening, the proposals will be examined for completeness and preserved in the custody of the Executive Director. New River Solid Waste Association reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or a portion thereof for any reason. Any proposals received after the speci ed time and date will not be considered. Be advised that NRSWA has a local vendor preference policy. For additional information contact Lydia Greene at NRSWA, 386431-1000. The DEADLINE for submittal in response to the above RFPs is September 1, 2011, 12:00 p.m. (noon). 8/18-8/25 ALL SAFE MINI STORAGE 190 SOUTH LOWDER STREET MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063 904-259-3565 The following units containing household items such as furniture, appliances, etc., will be sold by public auction at 9:00 am August 27, 2011 to satisfy back rent. The following tenants can claim their property back if rent is paid before this date: Name Unit # Marlayana Yale 52 Pansty Ruise 84 Carol Hodges 178 8/18-8/25 HIGGINBOTHAMS TOWING & RECOVERY 7611 WEST MT. VERNON GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction September 9, 2011 at 10/00 am, at Higginbothams Towing & Re cov ery, 7611 West Mt. Vernon, Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040. 1992 Chevrolet Blazer Vin# 1GNCS13W1N2206265 8/18 THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 11-CP-28 Division: IN RE: ESTATE OF WALTER D. JOHNS Deceased. ______________________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Walter D. Johns, deceased, whose date of death was July 31, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 E. 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 on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is August 18, 2011. Attorney for Personal Representative: THE EDWARDS LAW FIRM, A Professional Association William T. (Tom) Edwards, Jr. Florida Bar No. 0311553 165 Wells Road, Suite 402 Orange Park, FL 32073 Telephone: (904) 215 3550 Personal Representative: Nancy C. Johns P.O. Box 1374 Macclenny, Florida 32063 8/18-8/25 NEW RIVER LANDFILL BOARD BAKER COUNTY COMMISSIONLegal Notices An unidentified while male was caught on a surveillance viddoor before leaving the Macclenny Walmart in the early morning DVDs and recorders. Store security contacted the when an inventory check revealed the items valued at $762 missing, and a subsequent review of videotapes showed the suspect leaving den center about 5:05 am. He had been in the store 15 minutes. Deputy Robert Simpkins report notes the tapes depict the suspect disarming the door, going to the electronics department and grabbing two DVD players and three player-recorders before exiting the door and entering a waiting white Dodge Durango. In another shoplifting case, Tommy Covington, 31, of Macclenny was arrested the evening of August 9 shortly after he left the Kangaroo Store on US 90 east with $77.50 worth of stolen merchandise. Deputy Johnny Hodges said he confronted the suspect outside the building about 8:25 after responding to a call from the store clerk, who said Mr. Covington exited with bulging pockets after reentering the store. Earlier he had acted suspiciously. Mr. Covington told the deputy he knows the clerk Shane White, who told him he could take the merchandise and not to get greedy. The deputy noted the items were in a bag, and said they included cigarettes, over-thecounter medicine, eyeglasses and food. rJOEL ADDINGTONNEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comAfter nearly nine months of negotiations, the that could generate millions of dollars for the publicly-owned facility during the next decade and a half. Alan Janechek, president of Janecheck & Associates of Costa Mesa, plans to construct a processThe resulting gas is expected to be largely highlylocal pipeline and sent to the West Coast for sale to power companies. Waste Associations board of directors, which consists of county commissioners from Baker, Bradford and Union counties. The board received an update from its engineer, Jones Edmunds of Jacksonville, on contract negotiations with Janechek during its regular monthly meeting August 11. of the contract are now undergoing review by each partys legal counsel, said Joel Woosley of Jones Edmunds. He said there were th-hour negotiations that won New River an higher price for its raw gas and a provision to increase the price 1 percent each year. The contract is looking really good, Mr. Woosley told the board. would pay New River Solid Waste Association $1.47 per MBTU, or million British thermal units. New River would also receive a $150,000 nonrefundable deposit from Janechek upon execution of the contract. [Mr. Janecheks] words to me were, Im chomping at the bit to get it up and running as soon as possible, said Mr. Woosley. The board voted 4-0 to execute the contract Brown of Starke. project launched in 2001 in partnership with the Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the University of Florida, and the University of Central Florida to construct and monitor the New River Bioreactor. and liquids to speed up decomposition of waste in thats collected and burned. The Janechek project from the facilitys gas. Previous estimates from Jones Edmunds engiannually from the endeavor. In other business that evening: now provided under eight service contracts, rangand heavy equipment repairs. New Rivers executive director Darrell ONeal inicontracts, due to expire September 30, be extended unchanged another year, contingent upon approval from vendors. He feared that seeking new engineers and surveyors could delay ongoing construction of the landcould lead to more costly contracts. That didnt sit well with Baker County Commissioner Mark Hartley, however. He understood the need to retain professional services related to the tracts be advertised. Keep the ones we need to keep and bid out the rest, he said. They may come back the same, but if we dont do it, well never know. The director countered, saying the move could still prove risky. He cited the $3500 a month that New River receives from its recycling contract with SP Recycling of Atlanta. If we get zero bids, that puts us behind, said Mr. ONeal. In the end, the board agreed to extend Tom Jenkins Electrical Services contract for electrical construction and maintenance, Florida Industrial Scales contract for truck scale maintenance and repair, SP Recyclings contract for recycling and Patrick Welch & Associates contract for surveying services. New River will advertise for lawn maintenance, computer maintenance, pest control, equipment repair and maintenance, heating and air conditionservices. In these times ... people are hungry, said board chairman Doyle Thomas of the Bradford County Commission in support of the decision. about $451,136 for the purchase of a replacement compactor. The price is the same as that of the compactor bought in 2008 from Ring Power. A company representative said that while the wholesale price of the compactor, manufactured by Caterpillar, has risen, the sale price did not due to the companys relationship with New River. CLASSIFIED DEADLINEMonday at 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS!


ursday, August 18, 2011 T B C P Page 7GLEN TOWN COUNCIL Personal Loans New & Used Automobile Loans Credit Cards Christmas Club Club Savings SuperCash IRA Traditional and Roth602 S. Sixth Street, Macclenny | 9140 CR 229, Sanderson | 100 S. Lima Street, Baldwin | 259-6702 COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION Over 70 Years Combined Banking Experience BBatSAME DAY, LOCALLY MADE LOAN DECISIONS IRA Traditional and Roth YES!WE CASH PAYROLL CHECKS!Your Premium Business AccountsSmall Business Accounts Share Draft FARMERS MARKET FARMERS MARKET BAKER COUNTY BACK TO SCHOOL DAYCar Seat Giveaway | Free School Supplies Chicken -NRice Dinners Sno-Cones, Popcorn & DrinksCo-Sponsored by the Baker County Health DepartmentSaturday, Aug. 20from 8:00 am 1:00 pmThis will be the final market for the summer! Will re-open October 15 through November 20. VEGGIES | CRAFTS | PLANTS | & MORE! rfn tbnfbfn ftbfnbnf tbftfbbftb fbb nf btf ftb bnff fntt ftbfnt bbft ffbf t bbb ftbbf fnfft ff bbfn ftb ftf bbbfbb bbnfffb fbftbJamie Giddens JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comTwo years after Baker Correc tional Institute became home to the Florida Department of Cor rections re-entry program for Northeast Florida, construction of a 400-plus-bed re-entry cen ter dedicated to the program and located 4 miles east of the prison on US 90 near Olustee is well un derway. The departments re-entry program focuses more state re sources on preparing offenders to return to society and funnels them to prisons near the coun ties from which they came, and closer to the community resourc es theyll likely need. At BCI, inmates in the pro gram can take advantage of aca demic and vocational education, drug abuse counseling and Chris tian-based family counseling, while meeting with government assist them upon release, which must be within three years time. Today those in the program are bused to the Jacksonville Re-entry Center operated by register as convicted felons and learn about housing and other assistance available in the region. Self-help clinics are also provid ed at BCI by Jacksonville Area Legal Aide addressing consumer, housing, family and employment laws. Re-entry is public safety, said BCI warden Chris South erland during an August 16 lun cheon between program per region like Sheriff Joey Dobson and Florida House Rep. Stephen Wise. What weve been doing is wrong. We cant just lock them up and throw away the key until they get out ... , she said. Why would we not want to make our communities safer? Why not make the offender a better per son before they come back to so ciety? The warden said the goal of the luncheon was to educate community partners like the various sheriffs in the region about BCIs re-entry program because only inmates set for release in Duval, Clay, Baker, Nassau, Bradford, Columbia or Union counties will end up there. Theyre inmates, but theyre human beings too, added Curtis visor and re-entry liaison. Reentry is about helping them and helping you. Were here to educate you on what our mission is and how we can partner to make better communities, said Ms. Southerland. The new re-entry facility un der construction and scheduled for completion in October, 2012 will have three dorms, visitor and inmate shelters and a building for classrooms and a kitchen. Water, sewer and electric util ities will be extended from BCI east to the 25-acre site. The move toward re-entry began at BCI in 2009 when the de partments Secretary Walter A. McNeil designated the 32-yearold facility a re-entry prison. The prison and nearby work camp house more than 1300 in mates. Theyre staffed by more than 300 employees. Staffing numbers have not been finalized for the re-entry center, said Cheryl Phillips, assis tant warden of operations at BCI, but theyll likely be a little higher than those at the work camp. PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTONAbove BCI ocer Westberry supervises an inmate crew at the future site of the re-entry centers generator pad. Below is BCI warden Chris Southerland.rfrfntbThe Glen St. Mary Town Council accepted the lowest of four bids for a sewer line exten sion on Lincoln Ave. bringing in a dozen more customers. The unanimous vote came during the boards regular monthly meeting the evening of August 16. It awarded a $30,607 contract to Covenant Under ground Utilities, Inc., based on Glen St. Mary. It was one of two local bid ders Burnham Construction, Inc. of Macclenny was the other at $39,000. Two other firms Geer Contracting of Middleburg at $45,053.70 and Southern Devel opment Corporation of Jackson ville at $57,848 rounded out the bidding. Because a portion of the blocklong project will use 8-inch pip ing rather than 6-inch, the town needs approval from the Depart ment of Environmental Protection and a $500 permit. That is expected in a month or so, and the work will commence shortly after, indicated Mayor Juanice Padgett, who told the board the winning bidder is used by the City of Macclenny on util ity projects and she was assured its performance record is sound. Councilman Dickie Fos ter, a plumbing contractor who will oversee the project without charge, reiterated his belief that the relatively low bids are a sign of the economic times. Its a hungry world out there, he commented when the bids were presented. The council also voted that evening to cash in a $50,000 cerextension and accompanying de sign and other expenses. The remaining estimated $15,000 will be funneled into the towns sewer budget for expan sion reserves, probably in the east town where several areas like Lincoln await. The town currently has $255,000 in cash reserves held in CDs, and the board in the past indicated it prefers to keep roughly a years expenses in a rainy day fund. The Lincoln St. project emerged from a complaint by the county health departments tic tank density resulting from eight apartments on Taber Blvd. between US 90 and the railroad. They will be connected west to Lincoln where the sewer line will be buried down the middle rightof-way. Several other private resi dences will be hooked up as well. Meanwhile, a main water sys tem is being buried in neighbor hoods north of US 90, funded by a $600,000 CDBG grant. That system will feed off another deep well behind town hall. Following the regular meet ing, the board held a workshop on its proposed budget for the tober 1. fund, is proposed at $166,660 on the spending side, a very slight jump over 2011. On the revenue side, the town anticipates the same $169,000 as this year. In the utility fund, proposed spending is $110,583 versus in creased revenues of $125,200, up from this years $99,100 be cause of anticipated new utility bills with added water and sewer customers. Minor budget categories of impact and capacity fees are vir tually unchanged.The Baker County Career and Adult Education Center is offer ing beginning and intermediate computer classes for citizens 55 years old and older. Classes will be held at 523 W. Minnesota Avenue beginning August 2e, pre-registration is re quired. Please call 259-0403 for more information. Every day children are taken away from their parents due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. They are separated from their family, neighborhood, school, friends and often siblings all through no fault of their own. No child should be alone in this process. Guardian ad Litem volunteers ensure these children are heard and not forgotten. The volunteers are appointed by the court system to represent the childs best interest. Volun teers come from all walks of life. Training, legal and staff support is provided. It only takes about 6-12 hours per month. Your help as a volunteer can make a profound difference in a childs life. Be the one to make that difference. Volunteers are especially needed in Baker Coun ty. Call 904-966-6237 or go to A Guardian ad Litem informa tion meeting will also be held at the Emily Taber Library in Mac clenny on August 18 from noon 2:00 pm to help you learn more about the program and helping children. rfntnbtb


Page 8 T B C P ursday, August 18, 2011 KELLEY LANNIGANFEATURESfeatures@bakercountypress.comThe Womens Club of Macclenny and the Baker County Lions Club share a common building on South 6th Street and have done so for decades. Over the years the building has served Macclenny and surrounding communities as the venue for countless meetings, wedding and baby showers, receptions, luncheons, banquets, business functions, fashion shows, health screenings, library raisers. Lately, the Womens Club has been receiving some needed interior and exterior improvements. And there is a good reason. The club is a member of the Greater Federation of Womens Clubs of Florida, District 4, which includes Baker, Nassau, St. Johns, Clay, Duval, Putnam and Bradford counties. The district meeting is hosted every two years by a different club and this year, the honor falls to Macclenny. Many organization dignitaries will be present, including current district director Janis Combs and Pat Zazzarino, who will become the state president of the Greater Federation of Florida Womens Clubs in 2012. The meeting will include judging and display of the annual district scrapbook competition as well. When the Womens Club recently petitioned the Lions for help, the guys didnt hesitate to step up to the plate. Work crews from both clubs as well as outside contractors have been giving the property some heavy doses of tender loving care over the last few weeks. We wanted our building to be presented at its best, said club member Trilby Crews, who with member Sheryl Lunn spent a morning last week hacking away at the considerable overgrowth of azalea bushes. She described how Lions members had been working to remove the jungle of tangled Virginia creeper vines that had virtually taken over the entire north side of the building and had even begun obscuring the windows. The Lions have been here to work in the yard as much as their schedules allow, but theyve been busy with other projects in the community as well, so we decided to be yard fairies and show up today, said Ms. Crews. Besides, theyve been taking care of some major structural work on our building. So whats been done to the building itself? A new roof for one thing. Several years ago, Tropical Storm Fay blasted Macclenny with heavy rain and strong winds. The clubhouse roof held, but had been leaking ever since. Stop gap measures ultimately werent enough and roofers were called in to make it all new. In addition, the building has been rewired inside. Rotting sections of lumber on the handicapped ramp have been replaced and the porch and ramp railings have gotten a new coat of gray paint. Bricks were brought in for landscaping as well, to spruce up the appearance of the base of the The property is now ship shape and should make a good impression on out of town guests. The clubhouse was built in 1930 and placed on the Baker County Historical Registry in 1995. Over the years it has also been a health clinic and living quarters for homeless families. We are pleased to announce that Frank Taylor has joined Wells Insurance Agency Inc. With access to over 25 different companies, we will now be better able to serve all of our customers needs.Wells Insurance Agency Inc. | 1161A South 6th Before After GLENDA LOST 66 LBS. AND WENT FROM A SIZE 16 TO A SIZE 8!! Lose up to 30 lbs. in 30 days *Personalized programs designed to meet your medical needs and personal goals. Lose 2-7 lbs. per week! | One-on-one support NO Calorie Counting! | NO Strenuous Exercise! B-12/Lipo InjectionsNOW AVAILABLE PrescriptionNOW AVAILABLE HCG 4 week programs starting at$4900 $100o medically supervised | Independently Owned & Operated *Results vary person to person. 904-384-230219 W. Macclenny Ave.Located inside the Crockett BuildingOpen every Thursday by appointment ans!THANK YOU I would like to thank the community and participating businesses for their support of our District Parent Advisory Council School Supply Project. A special Thank You goes to CVS, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Food Lion and Walgreens. I am always amazed at how our wonderful community pulls together to help children as we begin another school year. Thanks again for helping to make this school supply activity such a success. Sincerely,Sherrie Raulerson JOEL ADDINGTONNEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comA Glen St. Mary family, including a 7-year-old boy, survived a rollover accident on I-10 with minor injuries the afternoon of August 10. Donna Webber, 33, of Hawthorne, FL was charged in the crash for improperly changing lanes, said Lt. Bill Leeper of the Florida Highway Patrol. Leo Taylor, 69, of Glen was at the wheel of his 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe heading west on the interstate in the left lane near the Nassau-Baker county line about 1:30 pm when Ms. Webbers 2011 Ford pickup moved from the right lane into the left lane. Lt. Leeper said the truck struck the SUV, which then traveled into the median and overturned. Mr. Taylor, along with wife Claudia, 58, and grandson Jerry Davis, were returning from a doctor visit in Jacksonville. They cut me off in the left lane and slowed practically to a stop at the turnaround, Mr. Taylor said shortly after the crash, referencing the path between the east and west bound lanes near mile marker 340 often used by emergency vehicles. I didnt have any choice but to leave the road to keep from crashing into them ... I swerved to the left to miss them and the car went into the median and Mr. Taylor was unharmed but his wife and grandson were taken to Fraser Hospital with minor injuries. Mrs. Taylor said early this week shes still sore and would have stitches removed from the back of her head this week. She Were so fortunate and blessed, she said. Also in the Ford pickup was passenger Tara Donley, 40, of Hawthorne. She nor the driver were injured, but the left front fender and tire were damaged. Mr. Taylor was charged with a seat belt law violation because the youth was not restrained. Kelley Lannigan contributed to this story.PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANLeo Taylor (above) was largely unharmed after the SUV shown above ipped in the median of Interstate 10 during a two-vehicle accident the afternoon of August 10. His wife and grandson received minor injuries. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANSheryl Lunn, left, and Trilby Crews attack the shrubs.rfntbr Saturday, August 27 has been set aside for a Back to School Bash at the Macclenny Moose Lodge to benefit Westside Elementary second grader Hayden Williams, who has AML leukemia. Young Hayden remains confined to Wolfson Childrens Hospital in Jacksonville, where he awaits a second bone marrow transplant. The first transplant attempt failed. Organizers will arrange for games, entertainment, a DumpA-Cop booth and food concessions that day from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm on the Moose property off West Lowder in Macclenny. A 42 television and Remington .30-06 will be raffled, and tickets are already on sale at the lodge, Advanced Auto Parts and Hair Mechanics. All participants are urged to wear orange that day in support of Hayden, whose family is posting regular updates on his progress at To volunteer or get more information, call Amy Collins at 904-769-9060 or Annette Barton at 904-626-3173. First Baptist Churchof MacclennyIt Feels Like Home372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave. Directions from I-10: Take Exit 335 N. Go 1.3 miles North on Hwy. 121 See steeple on left Broadcast Live on WJXR 92.1 FM each Sunday Morning @ 11:00 am SUNDAY SERVICESSunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:00 pmWEDNESDAY SERVICESPrayer & Bible Study 6:45 pm Awana for Children 6:45 pm Youth Group 6:45 pm Dr. Edsel M. Bone Senior Pastor COPIESBlack & white/Full colorrfnrt


ursday, August 18, 2011 T B C P Page 9 KELLEY LANNIGANFEATURES features@bakercountypress.comMrs. and Mrs. Potato Head, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Barbie and other characters from the cast of Toy Story helped excite students about returning to school at Destiny People Worship Center on August 14. The church presented its annual back to school service with attendance to a near-capacity audience. Now in its seventh year, the event is the churchs gift to all children of the community. Included were free haircuts for kids by local cosmetologists and a giveaway of backpacks filled with school supplies such as paper, glue sticks, scissors, folders, notebook paper and even toothbrushes and toothpaste. The event theme, School Story, was inspired by the popular series of Toy Story movies. Many kids in the audience had an interactive role with the play, being called up as volunteers in different scenes and participating in the hilarious hands free cookie eating challenge. Children sat on the steps of the stage, tilted their heads up and tried to work a cookie down over their face and into their mouths without touching it. Destiny pastor Dave Ragan, who portrayed Woody, joked with the audience after the School Story play concluded. I know pictures of me in this getup will be eating up Facebook! he said. He thanked all church members and recognized community sponsors who helped make the event successful. He especially thanked the churchs KIDZ ministry leaders Jeremiah and Jamie Yoder, who spearheaded the School Story play. sons about attitude, teamwork, faith, responsibility and the spirit of giving. That spirit of giving was manifested for real after Pastor Ragan announced with regret that there were not enough backpacks for all the children who showed up. His apology gave way to a struggle to hold back tears. Children who held tickets to receive backpacks began coming forward, voluntarily giving up their backpacks so others could receive them. After the backpack giveaway, children got to meet the School Story cast and pose for pictures, then enjoy hamburgers and hotdogs outside while they waited for a chance to get their hair cut. Local cosmetologists and barbers from Studio 1, Straighten Up Or Dye and Travs Barber Shop brought their own chairs and equipment and turned the childrens church building into a These folks (cosmetologists) do this every year, said Pastor Ragan. Today theyll cut about 100 heads of hair.KELLEY LANNIGANFEATURESfeatures@bakercountypress.comBaker County native Vikki was at Keller Intermediate. After only two years, she moved to Jacksonville with her husband and taught at Durban Creek Elementary in St. Johns County. But her heart was always in Baker County. After a long hiatus which included leaving teaching to care for twin daughters and live in Charleston, SC, shes teaching again in Baker County, this time at Baker County Middle School. The countys teachers were back in the classroom August 15, and after a traditional welcome back breakfast, they dove into a morning of faculty meetings and a myriad of other planning activities. Its so great to be back in this community, said Ms. Charboneau as she sat at her desk in her new classroom last Monday. According to the young teacher, the ranks of seventh graders have swelled this year, making it necessary to hire an entire new unit of teachers. Because of the number of students, shell be one of the teachers that helps handle the overAlthough used to younger students, she believes her work with teenagers at her church has helped prepare her for her new middle school teaching position. I always thought Id go back to Keller eventually, but Im truly excited about teaching at a higher grade level and cant wait to meet my new students, she said. She expects that she and the in the classroom learning about each other. Then it will be about whats expected for the coming year and how the class will be structured. Then, well be hitting the books, she said. After earning a psychology degree with an emphasis in child psychology from Florida State University in 2001, Ms. Charboneau began substituting at Keller Intermediate. cipal, she said. As a brand new teacher, I couldnt have asked for a better person in that role. I really believe its because of her that I fell in love with teaching. She taught at Keller for three years, then moved to Jacksonville in 2004. Two years of teaching in St. Johns County followed. Then the arrival of the twins Ava and Elle, followed by relocation to Charleston, SC. Family ties are what ultimately brought her back to Baker County. We wanted the girls to be raised near their relatives, she said. After moving back, she began substituting at the middle school reenter the teaching profession. I told Ms. Barrett, the middle school principal, I needed to be sure I was ready, she said. Because its important to me to do the best job I can do. Shes genuinely excited about teaching again. She says if shes learned anything about living away from the place of her birth, its that Baker County has a sense of community that is rare. People here are just genuine good southern people. The yes maam and no maam thats so common, thats something you She admits as a younger person, she didnt appreciate it as fully as she does now. I didnt know I would feel this way as a younger person, but now Im so thankful for the way we were raised in this community, she said. Treatment rooms are private and con dential. BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL TOOTHEXTRACTIONincluding exam and x-ray$150A $494 VALUEExcludes impactions Melissa Taylor, R.D.H. Dr. Carter, D.M.D What percent of Americans are affected by some type of gum disease or gingivitis?74% BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL EXTRACTION including exam and x-ray THIS WEEK ONLY! Baker County FairStar SearchAmateur Talent ContestOct. 4-6 | Nightly at 7:30 pmBaker County FairgroundsChildrens Category (ages 5-11)Tues., Oct. 4 Juniors Category (ages 12-17)Wed., Oct. 5 Adults Category (ages 8 & up)Thurs., Oct. 6 Top winners of each category will compete Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8:00 pm for theALL AROUND 2011 BAKER COUNTY FAIRSTAR SEARCH WINNER1stnd Place $100Trophies to the winners of each categoryOut of town judgesContestants will be judged on talent, originality & presentation.Name:__________________________________ Address:________________________________ Phone: __________________________________ Talent: __________________________________ No. of participants_________________________Applications due by September 20thMail to: Baker County Fair, PO Box 492, Macclenny, FL 32063 PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANVikki CharboneauPHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANBuzz Lightyear (Daniel Wilbanks) gets hugs from kids. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANMegan Barton gets a haircut from Dennis Dugger. rrfnnnrtbNext Monday, August 22, an estimated 5000 students and 350 teachers will return to the classroom and some 90 school buses will return to the roads in the mornings and afternoons. The sheriffs office offered the following traffic safety tips for bus riders, motorists and parents. Parents Take time to carefully review your childs route to school before the first day. Be realistic about your childs pedestrian skills. Small children are impulsive and less cautious around traffic so be sure your child is ready to walk to school without adult supervision. Bus riders Have a safe place to wait for the bus, away from traffic and off the street. Never sit on the road or curb while waiting and remain seated while riding the bus. Motorists Allow extra time to reach your destination and watch for school buses and crossing guards. Both directions of traffic must stop when bus lights are flashing and stop signs displayed. Be aware of slower speed limits in school zones. Speeding fines are doubled in these areas.


CHURCH AND OBITUARY NOTICE INFORMATION Obituaries must be submitted in a timely fashion and have a local connection. Pictures are printed with obituaries free of charge. The newspaper reserves the right to publish photos based on quality. It is requested that all news items be typed or emailed to insure accuracy in print. CONTACT US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our o ce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comT B C PPage10AUGUST 18, 2011 Christian Fellowship TempleConnecting > Growing > ServingDavid Thomas-Senior Pastor Tim ThomasAssociate Pastor Gary Crummey-Youth PastorLooking for a place to plug in?Join us this week!Theres something for every age!Sundays Sunday School10:00 am Sunday Worship11:00 am Evening Worship6:00 pm Wednesdays Wednesday Worship7:00 pm Were located at 251 W. Ohio Ave. Macclenny, FL Check us out on the web! Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 N., Sanderson, FL Sunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 amSunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pmPastor: Oral E. Lyons DINKINS NEW CONGREGATIONAL METHODIST CHURCHCR 127 N. of Sanderson Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wed. Night Service 7:30 pmPastor Allen Crews Assistant Pastor Timothy Alford The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Margie HowardPhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: ............ 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service ..... 6:00 pm Wednesday Night .......... 7:30 pm T L C Sunday school ~ 10:00 am Sunday service ~ 11:00 am Wednesday night Bible Study ~ 6:30 pmFamily style dinner ~ 1st Sunday of the month following serviceA church alive is worth the drive!Pastor Bobby & Faye Gri n Calvary Baptist ChurchPastor Donnie E. Williams, Sr. Sunday School 10:00 am Preaching Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm523 North Boulevard W.a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny Glen St. Mary, Florida1/2 mile South of I-10 on CR 125, right on Nursery Road the historic Budder Mathis House9:00 am Adult Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship/ Holy Communion 7:00 pm Wednesday Study/ Holy Communion Saint Peters in the GlenANGLICAN CHURCH MACCLENNY C HURCH OF C HRIST573 S. 5th S t. 259-6059Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 amWorship Services 11:00 am Wed. Bible Study 7:30 pmMinister Sam F. Kitching Cornerstone Congregational Methodist Church482 South 7th St., Macclenny, FL Service Times Sunday 11:00 AM & 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM Wed. Bible Study 7:00 PM Rev. Eddy Sanders, Pastor Rev. Mae White, Assistant PastorWhere relationships are built to last an Eternity Mt. Zion N.C. Methodist Church121 North 259-4461 Macclenny, FLPastor Tim CheshireSunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." John 3:5 904-266-2337 904-387-0055 Baldwin Jacksonville Arrangements made in your home or our facility Fair & Reasonable Prices Funeral & Cremation Services Locally Owned & Family Operated Proudly Serving Northeast Florida Gid Giddens 904.354.0545 FAX 904.358.0167 929 W. Beaver St. 904.354.0546 Email: Jacksonville, FL 32204 Kenneth Peele, Jr. Licensed Funeral Director Embalmer & Notary Pre Need Counselor C.F.S.P. Carthage Chapel Funeral Home, Inc.We strive to provide all your family needs! Welcome First Baptist Church of SandersonCR 229 S., Sanderson FLSunday School ....... 10:00 am Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am Sun. Evening Worship .. 6:00 pm Wed. Eve. Bible Study .. 7:00 pm Pastor Bob Christmas Tre Snow Leuluai, infant son of Kayli and Lorenzo Leuluai, was born July 27, 2011 and died August 7, 2011. Survivors include parents Kayli and Lorenzo Leuluai of West Jordan, Utah; sisters Zoe and Ava; paternal grandparents Davy and Launoa Leuluai of West Jordan; maternal grandparents George and Jeannie Knabb of Macclenny. Tre was laid to rest August 13 in West Jordan. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.rfnrtb bfHenry Owen Linton Sr., 76, of Macclenny died on July 31, 2011 at his home. Mr. Linton was born in Live Oak and resided in Baker County for 23 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Macclenny. He was the son of Shelly and Eula Jones Linton and a construction worker for over 50 years. Mr. Linton was preceded in death by son Henry Linton Jr.; brothers Dick Linton and Buddy Linton; sisters Merle English and Ginny Linton. Survivors include wife Katherine Linton of Macclenny; daughters Katherine Hayes of Keystone Heights, Lisa Knight of Orange Park; sons Greg Linton of Ocala, Kevin Linton of Green Cove Springs and Tony Linton of Macclenny; sisters Fran Coxwell of Jacksonville, Mary English of Live Oak, Betty Bernheim of Buna, TX, Nancy Allen of Jacksonville and Norma Lawson of Live Oak; 17 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The funeral service was held August 3 at 11:00 am at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Live Oak with the Revs. Donnie Williams and H. David Hingson ofShady Grove Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements. Henry Lintonrrfb brDarrell Dwayne Mobley, 54, of Macclenny died Tuesday, August 9, 2011 in Macclenny, where he resided all his life. He was a computer technician who developed web sites for businesses. He was preceded in death by father Curtis Eugene Mobley. Survivors include son Jason Dwayne Mobley of Jacksonville; mother Elvie Suggs Mobley of Macclenny. The graveside funeral service was held at 11:00 am August 12 at Macedonia Cemetery in Macclenny with Rev. Donnie Suggs ry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Darrell Mobleyrb brfWilford Harold Padgett, 60, of Jacksonville died August 4, 2011. He was born in Jacksonville to the late Preston Padgett and Leona Harris Padgett on January 23, 1951. He was a lifelong resident of Maxville and honorably served in the Army during the Vietnam ing to livestock, reading and watching westerns. Mr. Padgett was predeceased by siblings Sammy Padgett, L.J. Padgett, Franklin Padgett, Buddy Padgett, Lewis Padgett, David Wayne Padgett, Betty Manning and Nancy Rosier. Survivors include daughter Melissa Jo Padgett of Jacksonville; brother Tommy (Sherrie) Padgett of Jacksonville; sisters Edith Prentice and Barbara (Earl) Magruder of Jacksonville; grandson Joseph Brown; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held August 9 at 11:00 am at Long Branch Baptist in Macclenny with Pastor Tommie Capps ofLong Branch Cemetery in Maxville. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.rtrbb rrMazie T. Palmer, 84, of Jacksonville died August 11, 2011. She was born in Union County to Lawton Walton Thornton and Verdie Gatlin Thornton on February 11, 1927. She was a resident of Jacksonville most of her life and worked in the clerical department of JEA for more than 20 years before retirement. She loved birds, history and years, she enjoyed painting with oil. She also belonged to the Senior Citizens Group. She was predeceased by son Robert Charles Palmer. Survivors include brother Gene Thornton; sister Margaret Lucille Thornton (Will) Ward. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Macedonia Cemetery in Macclenny with Pastor Hubert W. Chapman Sr. neral Services was in charge of arrangements.b bfPhilip Michael Phillips, 61, of Macclenny died July 8, 2011. He was born in Flushing, New York to the late Philip Minas Phillips and Virginia Frances Cochran Phillips on October 20, 1949. He had been a resident of Baker County since 1980 after moving from College Point, NY. Philip enjoyed swimming and boating. Survivors include sisters Adelaide (Dale) Schock and Victoria Graver; two nieces, three nephews and four grand-nephews. A memorial service will be held August 20 at 11:00 am at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services Chapel with Father Jose Manifollow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Coram, NY. rbb Dallas Richard Ramer, 66, of Lake Butler died August 11, 2011 at Shands Hospital UF in Gainesville after an extended illness. Mr. Ramer was born in DeFuniak Springs and lived most of his life in Baker and Union counties. He was a retired truck driver and attended the First Baptist Church of Lake Butler. Mr Ramer was the son of the late Preston Dallas and Gladys Hollingsworth Ramer. Survivors include daughter Charmin Mizell of Raiford; sons Kevin and Christopher Ramer, both of Raiford, Richie Ramer of Ft. Walton Beach, Dallas Ramer Jr. of Hosford and Christopher Ramer of Lake City; 13 grandchildren. The graveside funeral service was held August 14 at 2:30 pm at Dekle Cemetery in Lake Butler with Rev. Jason Johns ofof Lake Butler was in charge of arrangements. Our most cherished son, brother, father and uncle. You are our guardian angel. I feel you in the moonlit night and the warmth of the morning sun. When it rains I think of you sending tears from Heaven for us wishing we were with you. Memories are what get us through the day. You are so deeply loved it has been hard learning to live without you. Racing and family were your passions; you won many or you with a special checkered We miss you so much. Heaven help me, it is hard to accept you are gone. LOVE EVERLASTING, MOM Bobby, We love you and miss you.DAD, DAVID, KAREN AND FAMILY r Its been three years since youve been gone, words can never express the pain of losing you. You will always be missed but I know you are at rest. We love you. LOVE, MOM, BRENT, CASEY, KATLIN AND YOUR CHILDREN Wilford PadgettMt. Zion N.C. Methodist Church on 121 North in Macclenny is celebrating its homecoming August 21 at 11:00 am. The Holy Ground Quartet will be the featured singers. Dinner will be served following morning services; no evening service will be held. Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! Press Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM We print obituaries with a picture free of charge. We want to know...WEDDINGS & BIRTHS4 week deadline


ursday, August 18, 2011 T B C P Page 11 New Hope Church, Inc. 23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Sunday Childrens Church 11:00 am Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pmPastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all Sanderson Christian Revival CenterPastor: Harold FinleySunday School 10:00 am Sunday Service 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:30 pmCome see the exciting things the Lord is doing. Corner of Sapp Rd. and CR 229 R evivalMoniac Baptist ChurchAugust 21 25 at 7:00 PMwith Pastor Jason Delgado and Pastor Joseph Ricky Dyal & live music Highway 185 | Saint George GA 31562 Moniac Baptist Church Homecoming August 28 with Pastor Richard Fish and Music by The Thomas Fam ily Dinner on the grounds following morning service Please bring a cover dish Highway 185 | St. George GA, 31562 United Christian Academy28 W. Macclenny Ave.(Midtowne Center)259-1199 NOW ENROLLING K-12United Christian Academy in our 14th year Drama, Photography, Music & Much More Training, educating & discipling today for tomorrows leaders. ...they shall mount up with wings as eagles... Isaiah 40:31Contact Pastor Mitch Rhoden for more info @ or 305-2131 ALSO ENROLLINGFREEVPKEagles Nest School Readiness Center6 wks. VPK | 259-8466 Mt. Zion N.C. Methodist ChurchrfntbREVIVALrfntbb GUERRYFUNERAL HOME420 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny 904-259-2211 83 years of experience you can trust! J.D. Tyre, L.F.D 11 years Bill Guerry, L.F.D. 45 years Bryan Guerry, L.F.D. 27 years God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and He whispered Come to Me. With tearful eyes we watched you. We watched you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard-working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He chose to take the best. Its lonesome here without you, We miss you more each day. Life doesnt seem the same Since you have gone away. When days are sad and lonely, And everything goes wrong, We seem to hear you whisper Cheer Up and Carry On Each time we see your picture, You seem to smile and say, Dont cry, Im in Gods hands, Well meet again someday! WE LOVE AND MISS YOU, ANN RICEMAN (DAUGHTER) ANDTIFFANY STRAIT (GRANDDOUGH-TER) r Although its been a while, We still remember your smile. Well never forget the day When you were taken away. Your smile is a reminder to us To live life at its fullest and Love your family and friends. Happy Birthday! Youll forever Be 21 and youll always be in Our hearts with memories Of all the special times We had together.WE LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND MISS YOU FOREVERYOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS fWhat can I say now that I havent said before? With every day that passes, I only miss you more. I cant come to grips with the fact that you are gone. I try to go and see you, but it always feels just wrong. Words cannot express the emptiness I feel. At times it doesnt seem to me that its even real. Theres no point to keep writing this. Theres nothing left to say. I just want you here with us, on your 20th birthday.HAPPY BIRTHDAY PENDER! ...I LOVE YOU AND YOULL NEVER BE FORGOTTENLOVE, MOM AND FAMILY ntbb b Happy Birthday, my dear sister Wanted you to know that I love you and miss you and to tell you Happy Birthday. You will never be forgotten.WITH ALL OF MY LOVE, YOUR LIL BROTHER ANDSISTER-IN-LAW, PEE WEE AND WANDA THIGPENfbb1/26/1937 8/21/2010 We miss you more every day.LOVE, YOUR FAMILYGLORIA, FAYE, KEITH, SHERI, JIMMY, MARCUS AND ANDREW b bb Our memory of you is still with us, even though its been 10 years. We all hold the memory of your smile and even your laugh. You gave us so much in such a short amount of time. Our memories of you will never fade, for you are in our hearts forever. YOUR LOVING FAMILY AND FRIENDSThe Baker County Career and Adult Education Center is offering acrylic painting art activities for citizens 55 years old and older. Classes will be held at 523 W. Minnesota Avenue beginning August 22, pre-registration is required. Please call 259-0403 for more information. Baker County Rotary and Kiwanis clubs are sponsoring a student art and essay contest to celebrate Baker Countys 150th Anniversary. The art contest is open to all students in 1st-5th grades who reside in Baker County. Students should interpret a scene from the Battle of Olustee in any medium (pencil, pen, ink, paint, etc.) on an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper. Turn entries into Setel at 1165 S. 6th St. by September 3rd. Grand prize: $100. Second place: $25 Pizza Hut gift card. The essay contest is open to all students in 6th-12th grades who are residents of Baker County. Essay theme: Why history is important. Entries should be typed or neatly printed in ink and should not exceed 400 words. Essays will be judged on content, spelling, grammar and neatness of appearance. Prizes will be given in two categories: 6th 8th grades and 9th 12th grades. Grand prize in each group is $100. Second place: $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. Turn entries into Gibson MacDonald Furniture Store at 1468 6th Street by September 3rd. LIMITED NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGPursuant to an application submitted by Duncan and Jill Walters to be granted a Special Exception in accordance to Section of the Baker County Land Development Regulations on property located on King Ruise Road in Glen St. Mary, Florida. The Baker County Land Planning Agency will consider the request at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, August 25, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., in the County Administration Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, FL. On the above mentioned date, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the Special Exception request. The nature of the request is to operate a kennel. Written comments for or against the Special Exception may be sent to the Baker County Planning and Zoning Department, 360 E Shuey Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments may be sent to 904-259-5057. Copies of the Special Exception may be inspected by any member of the public in the Planning and Zoning Department, at address stated above. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in the proceeding should contact the Administration Department at 904-259-3613 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. Online C CLet people know whats going onpost your special event online COPIESBlack & white/Full colorrfnrt Check it


SOCIAL NOTICE SUBMISSION INFORMATION Birth announcements, wedding notices and social events (military service notes and school graduations) must be submitted within four weeks of the event. All news and advertising must be submitted to the newspaper o ce prior to 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication, unless otherwise noted or arranged. It is requested that all news items be typed or emailed to insure accuracy in print. CONTACT US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our o ce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comT B C PPage12AUGUST 18, 2011 The Harvey family reunion will be August 20 beginning at noon at the Ag Center in Macclenny. Please bring a covered dish and an appetite. Paper goods and ice will be furnished. Call Sheldon at 259-5468 for more information. BAKER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS392 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida 32063CATHERINE B. GOLONDirector of Nutrition Services, Purchasing and Warehousing Where Children Are First! Phone: (904) 259-4330 Fax: (904) 2592825 Dear Parent/Guardian: Welcome Back to School! NEW THIS YEAR! New students will be assigned a ve (5) digit student meal identication number (bar code or pin number). Returning students will keep their number from the prior year. This is the number that a student enters on a keypad when obtaining a meal in the cafeteria. Each students unique number is condential and provided to the student on his/her class schedule. Good News: Prices are the same as last school year. Meal prices for the 2011-2012 school year are listed below: Elementary Schools, Grade Pre-K Grade 6, Breakfast $1.50, Lunch $2.00 Middle and High School, Grade 7 Grade 12, Breakfast $1.50, Lunch $2.50 We strive to keep meal prices competitive while operating a cost eective program. Most of all, our goal is to oer nutritious meals that meet United States Department of Agriculture requirements and regulations. In order to do this, we need your help and ask that you keep current with your childs meal account. Meal prepayment is always an option for parents, as well as qualication for free or reduced price meals. Should you wish to prepay, the chart provided below may be helpful: Students in Grades Pre-K 6 Full PriceReduced Price Students in Grades 7 12 Full PriceReduced Price Breakfast & Lunch Lunch Only Breakfast & Lunch Lunch Only Breakfast & Lunch Lunch Only Breakfast & Lunch Lunch Only Weekly Cost (5 day week) $17.50 $10.00 $3.50 $2.00 Weekly Cost (5 day week) $20.00 $12.50 $3.50$2.00 9 Weeks Cost (45 days) $157.50 $90.00 $31.50 $18.00 9 Weeks Cost (45 days) $180.00 $112.50 $31.50$18.00 Semester Cost (90 days) $315.00 $180.00 $63.00 $36.00 Semester Cost (90 days) $360.00 $225.00 $63.00$36.00 Yearly Cost (180 days) $630.00 $360.00 $126.00 $72.00 Yearly Cost (180 days) $720.00 $450.00 $126.00$72.00Note that these meal prices do not include cost of extra items purchased or foods sold a la carte. Extra items are available at all schools. Should you wish your child to receive meals only, please notify the school cafeteria. Snacks and extra foods may not be charged. All elementary schools through Grade 5 may prepay to avoid charging meals or eating on credit. Note that any payment received once debt is incurred will go towards the debt rst and then future meals. No student will be allowed to eat on credit for breakfast. All secondary schools, Baker County Middle School and High School students are NOT permitted to eat on credit. Note that incoming 6th graders to Baker County Middle School may not charge meals. Please prepay for meals and keep current so that your child may receive a meal. Again, on line prepayment is available. Should you wish to pay in advance, you may do so by the week, month, or in any increment you wish. Any student who has a cafeteria debt will NOT be allowed to participate in eld trips until the debt is paid in full. Direct specic questions to your schools Nutrition Service Manager as listed below: Pre-K/Kindergarten/6th Grade Center Cindy Sanders (904) 259-0375 Macclenny Elementary School Cindy Scott (904) 259-2881 Westside Elementary School Marlene Rhoden (904) 259-6633 Keller Intermediate School Penny Raulerson (904) 259-4331 Baker County Middle School Nancy Ash (904) 259-3020 Baker County High School Jeri Harvey (904) 259-5960 Once again, your School Nutrition Service sta is looking forward to serving you. Sincerely, Cathy B. Golon, Director of Nutrition Services Ha 9h Bhday, Smer BtesW ove ou, Garett, Gag, Gavi & Fmily Mt. Zion N.C. Methodist Church rffntbHomecoming Celebrationrf ntrbffrDinner served immediately following morning services rr Awana is Coming First Baptist of Glen St. Maryinvites everyone to Come join the fun Come for the games Come for the refreshments Come for friends and fellowshipStay to learn about JesusWednesday, August 24 6-8:00 pm9846 George Taber Blvd. | Glen St. MaryLast weeks Impressions col umn by Jim McGauley on the pending county budgets contained two inaccurate statements. First, the comment big elephant in the room referring to the sheriffs budget was made by County Commissioner Adam Giddens, not Michael Crews. Second, according to Jeffrey Cox, the finance manager for Baker County Development Corporation, which manages the new county jail, principal payments on its long-term debt were made in February ($315,000) and on August 1 ($715,000). Mr. McGauley stated the BCDC was paying interest only on the debt. He based that statement on previously reported BCDC meetings during which the interestonly policy was adopted and, more recently, again made reference to that policy. Neither Mr. Cox nor anyone else from BCDC called the newspapers attention to the principal payments following those news reports in February and July. Armes CarrMr. and Mrs. Jerry Armes and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Carr of Macclenny are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children Kristin Renee Armes and Wayne Steven Carr II. The bride is a graduate of the University of Floridas College of Design, Construction and Planning and is employed as an interior designer in Jacksonville. The groom is a graduate of the University of North Florida with a degree in computer and information science and is employed by Aetna in Jacksonville. The wedding will be held on September 10 at the Mathis House in Glen St. Mary. Following the honeymoon, the couple will reside in Jacksonville.Finley GuinnDarrell and Debbie Finley of Macclenny are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of daughter Amanda Katlyn Finley to Carl Douglas Quinn Jr. of Folkston, Georgia. Carl is the son of Carl and Sandi Quinn of Folkston. Family and friends are invited to join the couple at the home of Bobby and Emily Franklin in Callahan, FL at 6:00 pm on August 20 for the wedding. Following a honeymoon to the Bahamas, the couple will reside in Folkston. Hays Applebyrffnt Perry and Leigh Ann Hays of Macclenny and Larry and Pattie Appleby of Hendersonville, NC are happy to announce the engagement of their children Meredith Hays of Macclenny and Blake Appleby of Jacksonville. Meredith is a graduate of the University of North Florida and teaches seventh grade at Baker County Middle School. Blake is a student at Liberty University and is student minister at Bryceville First Baptist Church. The wedding will take place this fall at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Mr. Dyal and Ms. PalmerrfJessica Lynn Palmer and Thomas E. Bubba Dyal Jr. are planning a September 10 wedding at Caribe Resort in Orange Beach, AL. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ralph and Janet Ellis of Orange Park, and the granddaughter of Anita LaChance of Nashua, New Hampshire and the late Charles and Carole Beaulieu of Gulf Shores, AL. The prospective groom is the son of Thomas E. Buck Dyal Sr. of Taylor and Patty Rosier of Jacksonville. He is the grandson of Thomas and Betty Fay Dyal and the great-grandson of Virgil and Lucille Conner, all of Taylor. Ms. Palmer is a 2005 graduate of Ridgeview High School in Orange Park and currently attends Florida State Community College in Jacksonville. She is employed by the Florida Highway Patrol in Jacksonville as a duty cations training coordinator. Mr. Dyal graduated from Baker County High School in 2004 and the Law Enforcement Academy in Lake City in 2006. He is a detention deputy with the Baklieutenant in the Baker County The couple will honeymoon on the Alabama Gulf coast and host a reception for family and friends upon their return.Hunter SmithntKaleb, Josh, Hannah and Katie Smith of Glen St. Mary are pleased to announce the arrival of brother Hunter Ray on August 8, 2011 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville. Hunter weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Proud parents are Tommy and Martha Smith. Grandparents include Lucinda Korkowsi of Sanderson, Russell Wiesemeyer of Macclenny and Larry and Tina Smith of Jacksonville.bThe Baker County High School class of 2001 is having its 10-year reunion September 9 from 7:30 11:00 pm at the Hilltop Restaurant in Orange Park. The cost is $30 for individuals, $60 for couples. Send checks or money orders payable to Class of 2001 Reunion, c/o Alison Webb, PO Box 725 Macclenny, Florida 32063. Payment must be received by August 26.Baker County School Districts Career and Adult Education will be administering the adult basic skills tests on August 25. Registration will be promptly at 8:30 am, with testing starting at 9:00 am and ending at 1:00 pm. A fee of $20 and a valid picture ID will be required at the time of registration. Please bring the exact amount as no change will be given. Please contact Wanda Conner at 259-0403 with any questions. Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! Check it


ursday, August 18, 2011 T B C P Page 13 JOEL ADDINGTONNEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe following is the latest installment of The Press series November are adjusting to life es of governing after the worst member Charlie Artie Burnett questions from The Press. Q: What do you miss most about being a civilian, so to speak? A: It is not so much that I miss it, but as time goes on I am more acutely aware that when I speak up about an issue within our school district, I am not just speaking for myself. People seem to pay closer attention, because my opinion could have an impact on their children or grandchildren who are in school. Also, they may have a family member employed by the school district, considering the district is the second largest employer in the county behind the state hospital. more listening, and be as informed as I can be before I speak. I have also found that some school employees are reluctant to express their concerns or feelings because they view me as a boss, so to speak. That is not how I see it at all. No one in the school district works for me. I am employed by the people of the county in conjunction with the other board members to make and oversee policies that will give the district employees the best opportunity to effectively and the best they can. I am convinced that our school district employees are some of the best and most dedicated people we could have. I also know that even the best get frustrated or have concerns, especially about the bureaucratic challenges. I want them to feel comfortable discussing these issues with me. I am there even if they just need to vent. As Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson recently expressed, our third graders were second in the state, but their scores could not be included with our other elementary grades (primarily 4th and 5th at Keller Intermediate School) because of how our district is set up by grades. She has expressed these bureaucratic challenges to legislators, who we hope may be able to help. Q: How has being a school board member changed your life at home, at work, at church, your routines, your emotions or your health? A: Primarily it has made my life a little busier. There has been a sharp learning curve, beginning in December with training sessions by the Florida School Board Association on what we cant do as school board members. I was aware of the twice-monthly school board meetings and occasional workshops. However, scheduling time off from my other job for the various training exercises has been a bit of a challenge. I have plenty of leave time, but with the hiring freezes by the state and subsequent staff times. Fortunately, my wife and children have been supportive and understanding of the minor impacts at home. Home has always been and continues to be that haven where I can rest and prepare to meet the challenges of the next day. My church has been very supportive. Prior to being sworn in, I went before my church and asked them to pray for me. I asked that they pray for me and the schoolboard anytime we come to mind, that the good Lord would give my and my fellow board members wisdom, understanding and guidance to make decisions that would be best for the children of our school district. Q: What has been the most challenging decision youve faced so far, and why? A: There have been two challenges that come to the top when I look back at the issues weve dealt with so far. First is emworked for the state for 29-plus years and had to go through the process of changing health insurance providers some four times. This is not fun even though it may be better in the end. The process is stressful. I believe the request for proposals process we went through has been an improvement and that changing providers will be better for our employees. Time will tell. Secondly, dealing with the disciplinary issues brought on by students possessing, using and distributing drugs at our schools administrators from the absolute zero-tolerance policy where children were being brought before the board for expulsion for possessing a dose of Tylenol, ibuprofen and other over-the-counter medications. Children simply make mistakes and bad choices. It is not always easy making decisions to deal with these mistakes and bad choices, while keeping in mind the welfare of all the children, including the majority not making bad choices, going to school to get an education. Q. What do you enjoy most about the job and why? A: Seeing the children excel in their efforts, be it academic, athletic, musical, artistic or other extracurricular programs. Recognizing the academic achievers and getting a hug or a handshake from the child, while congratulating them for doing a good a job. Also, recognizing our athletic teams such as the cheering squad for winning state for the fourth year in a row. Hearing our bands perform, hearing that one of our student artists drawings will be displayed in Washington, and watching our JROTC present colors at our meeting are a few of the many things that bring joy to my heart. This is what it is all about, encouraging our children to excel in their endeavors. I recently went to Plains, GA and saw the museum they have made out of their old high school for Jimmy Carter. From this community, that in the 1930s and 40s had around 700 residents and in the 1990s was all the way up to 716, came the 39th President of the United States. Wouldnt it be great if one day we had a national museum in Baker County celebrating one of our own young men or women that graduated from our public school district and went on to leave their mark on our nation and the world? Q: What has surprised you or whats something youve learned or discovered about being in elected A: Just as it took a team effort of supporters to get elected to board members and administrators to bring change to policy. After going to several School Board Association training sessions, I am very happy to be a member of the Baker County School Board and a part of this district. I have heard stories from other school board members and superintendents, and labor problems between school worker unions, superintendents and school boards. One district went so far as to direct the teachers union president to stop sending e-mails to the superintendent and board because his e-mails had become so derogatory. I am so glad and proud to be a part of a school district that believes in open and honest communication. Our trust that every person in the school district has the best interest of our children in their heart is very comforting and important. Q. Do you think your job over time and why? A: Financially, times are hard and it looks as if they are going to get worse. When you turn on going on in Washington about the whether to borrow more money or not, it can cause you to lose sleep. Tallahassee is under a lot of pressure to get all they can out of every dollar, which in turn puts that same pressure on our administration. Fortunately, our administration has always been frugal and we have some reserves. We hare having to use some of those this year. However, I am glad we are not having to deal with the issues our neighbors in Duval County are. We are a rural community and things are a little slower. This gives us time to sit and listen to our senior citizens, such as Mr. Clyde Johns, who just had his 100th birthday. Born in 1911, he has lived through two world wars, the Great Depression and the assassination of a very popular President before he turned 60 years old. He and others like him can tell us how to get through hard times, if we will take the time to listen. One thing I hear a lot from most of them is dont forget to pray. Q: What are your goals going forward? A: I think theyre very similar to our other board members and administrators. Educate our chilas possible, so they have all the skills they need to be productive citizens and can enjoy life, liberty and happiness. In doing this, I hope we can avoid any layoffs and reductions of academic, athletic or arts programs. Q: How often do you think about re-election? A: I am too busy learning to be an informed and knowledgeable school board member to think much about re-election now. In two or three years I can look back and see how I feel about my contribution to the school district and whether it has been positive or not. ATTORNEYDavid P. Dearingformer Baker County Prosecutor SERIOUS INJURIE S C AUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OF A NOTHER AND C RIMIN A L DEFENSEJ M acclenny 259-1352T oll F ree (888) 211-9451All initial consultations are absolutely free.The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. I NJURY LA W PUBLIC RELEASEThe Baker County School Board announces its policy for Free and Reduced Price meals available for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Break fast Programs. The districts administrative oce has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting Cathy B. Golon, Director of Nutrition Services, 392 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida 32063, telephone number (904) 259-4330. Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. These criteria can be found on the second page of this document. Children from families whose income is at or below the levels shown may be eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals. An application can not be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Once approved, meal benets are good for an entire year. You need not notify the organization of changes in income and household size. Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced Price Meals, households must complete the application and return it to the school. Ad ditional copies are available at the principals oce in each school. The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be veried at any time during the school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) or TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the childs name, Food Stamp / TANF case number, and signature of adult household member. Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals, as well as Homeless/Displaced, Runaway and Migrant children regardless of household income. Please contact your childs school or the Nutrition Services Oce at (904) 259-4330 if you do not receive a notice of eligibility stating your child will receive free meals. Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the district liaison, Susan Voorhees at (904) 259-6776. For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service members income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income. All other households must provide the following information listed on the application: support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member; word NONE for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also contact the school. Such changes may make the student eligible for reduced price or free meals if the household income falls at or below the levels shown below. Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced Price meal policy Cathy B. Golon, Director of Nutrition Services, will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian is dissatised with the ruling of the ocial, he or she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining ocial on an informal basis. If the parent wishes to make a formal appeal, he or she may make a request either orally or in writing to Sherrie Raulerson, Superintendent of Schools, Baker County School Board, 392 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida 32063, or by telephone at (904) 2596251. Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eligibility for other educational programs. In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To le a complaint of dis crimination write USDA, Director, Oce of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Free Meal Scale is 130% of Federal Poverty Level Household size AnnualMonthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly 114,1571,180590545273 219,1231,594797736368 324,0892,0081,004927464 429,0552,4221,2111,118559 534,0212,8361,4181,309655 638,9873,2491,6251,500750 743,9533,6631,8321,691846 848,9194,0772,0391,882941Each additional family member, add4,96641420719196 Reduced Meal Scale is 185% of Federal Poverty Level Household size AnnualMonthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly 120,1471,679840775388 227,2142,2681,1341,047524 334,2812,8571,4291,319660 441,3483,4461,7231,591796 548,4154,0352,0181,863932 655,4824,6242,3122,1341,067 762,5495,2132,6072,4061,203 869,6165,8022,9012,6781,339Each additional family member, add7,067589295272136 To determine annual income: Remember: The total income before taxes, social security, health benets, union dues, or other deductions must be reported. FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS Eective from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012 We pay cash $250 & up for junk vehicles No title necessary | Licensed Also buying any kind of scrap metal 386-867-1396 Call Junk Joe BUCKLE ME UP, MOM!WERE WORTH PROTECTING. Baker County Health Department480 W. Lowder St. Macclenny 259-6291Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 3-14. The Baker County Health Department has car seats available for your child.259-6291 ext. 2254for more information Artie Burnett


Monday Friday 9:00 am 5:00 pmby phone904-259-2400onlinewww.bakercountypress.comorclassieds@bakercountypress.comby mailSend a copy of the ad exactly as it should appear, payment and phone number where we can reach you.PO Box 598, Macclenny, Fl 32063Placement, correction or cancellation of ads may be phoned in anytime before Monday at 5 p.m. for publication on Thursday.20 words, 1 week .................$6.00 cash/check20 words for $7.00 Visa/MC20 each additional word15 words, 1 week .................$8.00 cash/check15 words for $9.00 Visa/MC20 each additional word Page 14 T B C P ursday, August 18, 2011 T B C PClassiedsoer a world of values! Classied Rates: Service Ad Rates: To Place an Ad: Deadlines: Commercial ofces and metal build ing in downtown Macclenny. 1) 500 sq ft, $500/mo, 2) 1280 sq ft, $1300/mo, 3) metal building with 400 amp 3ph electric serv, 5000 sq ft, $800/mo. Deposit equal to rst months rent required. 259-6546 or 259-4602. 6/23tfc New homes no money down, call (386) 719-6578, Cliff, for qualifying. 7/7-8/25c Manager special 4 BR, 2 BA on your land for only $291/mo. Call Cliff, (386) 7195641. 7/7-8/25c Beat this one 6 BR, 3.5 BA set up on your land, only $468.72/month. Call Cliff, (386) 719-5560. 7/7-8/25c New dooublewide 3 BR, 2 BA, reduced thousands, delivery, setup, air conditioning, skirt, steps, $39,900. Call Ken at 386-7540198. 8/18c 3000 SF a must see, fully loaded, 4 BR, 3 BA, living room, den, replace, $129,900. Call Ken at 386-754-0198. 8/18c Why Rent?? When you can buy!! Dont pay high rent when you can own for less. Call Mike. 386-754-8844. 8/18c Economy has forced me to cut the price on my 3 BR, 2 BA home to $38K. Call Mike 352-870-5983. 8/18c Firecracker special 3/2 DW for $221.41/ mo. Call Cliff, (386) 719-5560. 7/7-8/25c As is, where is, reduced, have to move, 32x80, 4 BR, 2 BA, living room, den, needs carpet, paint, has new roof (metal), 1999, 2,280 SF, $29,900, call Randy 386-7548844. 8/18c Owner ncance to land owners, or 40% cash down on loan amount on any home, new or used, single or double. Call Randy at 386-754-8844. 8/18c Trade in your old home for my 2012, all upgrades included. Call Cliff (386) 7195560. 7/7-8/25c Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classi ed advertising on subjects like work-athome, weight loss products, health prod ucts. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no responsibility 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 Commis sion at 1-877-FTC-HELP to nd out how to spot fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Baker County Press Specialized Heavy Hauler is seeking qualied drivers to work on a regional ba sis. Applicants must have a minimum of 1 year veriable Class A heavy haul or step deck driving experience. Company drivers can expect to earn $40K to $60K annually on our percentage pay system. Visit www. for more details or Call Gary at 904-745-5996. 7/28-8/18p Accepting applications for lawn service. Random drug test and background. 2592900. 8/18-25c The YMCA of Floridas First Coast is cur rently recruiting a Facility Director at the Baker County Family Y. This position is responsible for the overall management and leadership of membership, program and facility operations. A successful can didate will possess a professional demean or, strong skills in human relations, team building, leadership, verbal and written communications. A bachelors degree and supervisory experience is required. Candi date must have the ability to develop and manage budgets; develop, promote, oper ate and evaluate programs and staff, and the ability to recruit, train and develop vol unteers. Candidate will also need to excel in being a community liaison in building relationships and donations. This position is full-time offering a salary of $35,000 $44,000 annually, based on experience. Send resumes to ycareers@rstcoastym 8/11-18c Drivers Teams: $6,000 Team Sign-On Bonus when your team drives for Werner Enterprises! Call Now for details! 1-888880-5902. 8/18-9/1p Part time position for an experienced multi-tasker in an ofce setting. Must have excellent people skills and references. This is an ideal opportunity for the right person. Reply via resume with references to P.O. Box 427, Macclenny, FL 32063. 8/4tfc Drivers Teams: $6,000 Team Sign-On Bonus when your team drives for Werner Enterprises! Call Now for details! 1-888880-5902. 8/4-25p Heavy duty diesel mechanic needed, Travel Centers of America, Baldwin loca tion, 1024 US 301 South. Drivers license required. Please apply to Mark Holmes, Shop Manager. 904-266-4281, ext. 22. 10/1tfc Pay Day Loan Buster, $500 no credit check, six months to repay, active checking account required. 904-206-7861. www. 2/10tfc Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspa per is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any prefer ence, 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 par ents 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 discrimi nation, call HUD toll free at 1-800-6699777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 3.46 acres, north Sanderson, set up for mobile home $42,000. Owner nancing. Call 904-813-1580. 2/10tfc 3 BR, 1 BA home, in Macclenny, selling under appraised value, $98,000. 2592461, 483-8126. 8/18-25p 3 BR, 2 BA brick home on acre in Glen eld Oaks, a gated community, $140,000 net. Call 813-1580. 7/14tfc 2.5 Acres for sale, high, dry, Mud Lake Road, approximately mile past bridge. Mobile homes okay. Asking 35K. 904-8289392. 8/18-9/8p 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide MH, wood floors throughout, new flat range stove, new 3.5 ton central heat and air, double horse barn, fenced in, above ground pool with new liner, new deck, all on 1.61 acres, $68,000. 2590820. 8/18p FSBO, rustic elegance cypress log cabin on 8.11 fenced acres. 2 BR, 2 BA 1990 SF plus porches, two car carport, great views, gated drive, private, secluded. By appoint ment only $250,000. 904-259-9599. 8/11-9/1p 16x80 Mobile Home on 1.33 acres, High way 185, just set up and remodeled, new everything, including septic, well, power, new roof, and nice porches. Country living. 15 minutes from Macclenny. Owner nance available. 259-2900. 8/18tfc 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 otherwise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accom panied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Bak er County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for ac curacy of ads or notices given over the tele phone. 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 no tification of error by the person or agen cy for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party assumes full payment re spon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse ad vertising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet stan dards of publication. Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridges, rubber stamps and much more. We special ize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc Small deep freezer $65, Entertainment center$25, 6 piece queen bedroom set $300, Chainsaw$60, Baby bed$30, 20 gallon hot water heater$30, Queen size 4 poster bed with mattress$150, Oneida Bow with accessories$100, Couch$20, Table and 4 chairs$75, Leather reclining love seat$75, 110 four-wheeler need cyl inder$150, Solid wood dresser (blonde) with mirror$65, 904-424-8693. 8/18p 2007 Honda Motorcycle, VTXR Model, 1300cc, 42,000 miles, $4500, one owner bike, extras too. 386-328-7420. 8/11-18p Jeep Suzuki Sidekick, 4 wheel drive, runs good but needs rear axle brace weld ed, good transmission, good motor, $600. 904-755-4456, 259-2271. 8/18p True commercial 3 door refrigerator $2000, Grease trap $350, Kitchen table $75, 3 compartment sink $75, 5 ceiling fans $40 each, 904-705-4707. 8/18p 24 Prowler travel trailer $3500, 2595205. 8/18p Grandfather clock $50; Toshiba lap top computer with vista windows, runs good$150; White and pink Disney laptop computer with box and paperwork, vista windows$150. 904-755-4456, 904-2592271. 8/18p 1990 Fleetwood Southwind motor home 30 long, new fridge, extra clean, everything works, loaded. $8500. 259-2121. 8/18tfc We instal 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc 9 Super Lift for 1973-79 Ford F-150 and 1978-79 Bronco. Brand new, in box with 456 gears for Dana 44 and Ford 9 differ entials never installed. $700. 904-3021877. 8/18-25p Livingroom table set medium oak with brown glass inserts on wheels. Storage space underneath with large beige and pastel table lamps. $115. Call 275-3007, leave message 5/19tfc Thompson Center 50 Caliber Renegade $200 Rick 904-477-0658. 7/28-8/18p Handmade headstones for more informa tion 259-8013. 8/18-25,9/1-8p Artists. Oils, acrylics water colors, Canvas es, draw ing pads and much more. On sale now. The Of ce Mart, 110 S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc Landscaping mulch While supply lasts. 259-2900. 4/28tfc Camille Beckman hand cream Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc 2010 Scion TC, excellent condition, 32,000 miles, automatic, alloy tires, $17,500, 904710-4031. 8/11-18p 1984 Nissan 720 pick-up 200K plus miles, smokes, body rough, $350, rm, maybe partial trade?, Ron 259-1927. 8/18-25p Now accepting bids, contact Beth at 6534453. 1994 Savanna fifth-wheel travel trailer with two slides. 2000 Dutchmen Fifth Avenue 5th wheel, with rear kitchen, 2 slides, plumed for washer/dryer. 6/23tfc Need childcare? I will provide assistance in my home. All ages. All hours. 904-8382287. 7/28-8/18p Christian mom will clean your home or business. Have references and nearly 20 years experience. Call 259-8144. 8/4-8/18p Its not too late, now enrolling, free volun tary pre-kindergarten at tiny tots daycare/ pre-school. Call us today to help your child reach their future success. Contact Director Tabitha Gray or Angie Dugger 259-4737 or 993-4881. 8/18p Christian mother babysitting in her home in Glen St. Mary. For more informa tion, please call 904-868-0029. 8/18p Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Ani mal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc For Sale Advertising Info. YARD SALESWednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8:00 am-?, Small Branch Trail across from Cuyler Fir Field on 125. Moving sale, everything must go. Friday 8:00 am-?, Huge Yard Sale, 9413 N. CR229 Sanderson; love seat, toys, Christmas items, womens shoes (new in boxes), wedding dress, veil, other wed ding items, 2000 Kia Sportage $500 OBO, lots of other items. Dont like my prices, make offer. Turn on 229 North over railroad tracks past Country Federal Credit Union, tenth house on right. Friday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, Estate Sale; Copper Creek, 962-3800; Household contents, furniture, lamps, mirrors, armoire, bar, rugs, much more. Friday and Saturday 7:00 am-1:00 pm, Big yard sale, 7349 W. Madison Street, Glen St. Mary, 259-6099. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm, Mud Lake Road to L.E. Harvey to Briarbush Lane, kids clothes, kids camouage, household items, etc. Saturday 7:00 am-?, Multi-family yard sale, 291 Owens Acres Drive, Mac clenny address. Saturday 8:00 am-?, 125 S. 5th street, Highway 228, Macclenny. Fashion jewelry, dollar sidewalk sale. Saturday 8:00 am-?, behind Fastway on Woodlawn. A little of everything. Saturday 8:00 am-?, 12798 N. State Road 121. Automobiles 1-10 acres high and dry, sh pond, creek or river front, homes/mobile homes, setup. Owner financing. 912-843-8118 or 904-699-8637. 6/30tfc 4 BR, 2 BA brick home on acre in Glen eld Oaks, a gated community, $145,000 OBO. Call 813-1580. 7/14tfc 4 BR, 2 BA 32x80 mobile home on five acres, off Mud Lake Road on Travis Rho den Trail. Lawn maintenance included, $950/month, $1250 deposit. 259-9066. 7/21tfc 3 BR, 2 BA $150/week, $500 deposit plus rst and last week, equals total of $800 to move in. Must have veriable references and employment. No smoking, service ani mals only. 259-6033. 8/18p 3 BR, 2 BA singlewide, 2 miles inside Georgia line, $500/month, $500 deposit, 904-629-1779. 8/18tfc 4 BR, 2 BA mobile home, river front, $850/month, 813-3091. 8/11tfc 2 BR appartments, quiet, established neighborhood, service animals only. $550/ month. $500 deposit. off first months rent to qualified applicants. 259-8444. 8/4tfc 3 BR, 2 BA singlewide, 1 acre, very clean, new carpet, $700/month, $700 deposit. 509-2280. 8/18p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home in Sanderson, large lot, $650/month plus $200 deposit, 275-2136, 881-4311. 8/18p 3 BR, 2 BA fenced in yard, city water and trash pick-up, central heat and air, 5719228. Move in special. 8/11-18p 4 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 2 acres in Rai ford, $850/month, $500 deposit, call Mike at 904-626-5721. 8/18-25p Share new house $300/month includes electric, water, cable, and internet 904735-4304 leave message. 7/28-8/18p 2 BR, 1 BA in city, central H/A, $425/month, 813-5472. 8/18p Mobile home in Sanderson 3 BR, 2 BA, $750 security deposit, $750/month. Call 904-259-2255 or 904-813-1580. 5/12tfc 2 BR, 1 BA brick home lawn fenced city lot, washer/dryer, $800/month, $500 de posit, 661 Laverne Street Call 813-5558. 8/11-18p 4 BR, 2 BA house, leave with option to buy or rent. Monarch Realty 476-0402. 8/18p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Cozy Corners, $545/month, first, last and $300 deposit. Water, trash and lawn service included, central H/A. 259-7335. 4/7tfc 3 BR, 2 BA house, $800/month, rst, last and security. 259-2563. 8/18tfc 4 BR, 2 BA house, lease with option to guy or rent. Monarch Realty. 476-0402. 8/18p 3 BR, 1 BA singlewide Fleetwood on one acre fenced land, Noah Davis Road in Glen St. Mary. Non-smokers only, $650/month, $650 deposit. 904-275-2800, 904-9450523. 8/18-25p Mobile home for rent in Maxville, 3 BR, 2 BA, on an acre; central H/A, washer/dryer hookup. $625/month plus deposit. 2897784, 591-1763. 8/18p 2 or 3 BR mobile home $385-$550; half acre, garbage, water, sewer, lawn provided, family neighborhood. 912-843-8118 or 904-699-8637. 6/30tfc 3 BR, 3 BA, 2600 SF, former model home with 2 huge bonus rooms on a fenced cor ner lot. Available October 1st. $1400/month plus security deposit. 904-397-0053. 8/18p 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, central H/A in Georgia Bend, $450/month, $300 depos it. Serious inquires only. 912-843-8129. Leave message for Frank. 8/18-25p For Rent Money to Lend Real Estate 1395 Cha ee Road South, Jacksonville 904.772.9800 BEAUTIFUL NEW HOMESITE MLS# 537180 10.01 acres; country living at its best! County maintained road; perfect place to ride the ATVs and horses. $73,649 PERFECT FOR TOWNHOMES OR MOBILE HOMES MLS# 557398 0.90 acre land in downtown Macclenny. Walking distance from Keller Intermediate School. Can be subdivided. Zoned Residential/Mobile Home. $99,000 HOME ON CORNER LOT MLS# 583100 Beautiful move-in ready Drees Builder former model home on fenced lot. 3BR/3BA featuring separate entrance private o ce. Perfect for a growing family and priced to sell. $221,000 BREATHTAKING 2-STORY BRICK ESTATE MLS# 580296 5br/4ba ON 5 ACRES. Columned front porch; 30 min to Jax; inground pool; 3-car garage. $398,600 15 ACRES COMPLETELY CLEARED MLS# 543540 15 acres, cleared and grassed for you to build your dream home. Located on paved road within minutes from interstate and schools. $209,000 CHARMING 2005 BRICK HOUSE MLS# 543731 3BR/2BA/+two 1/2 BA. 2BR/1.5BA in main house. Apartment over 2 car garage has kit, LR, BR, full BA. Detached 3-car garage/workshop w/o ce, w/half bath. $240,000 ZONED FOR HORSES MLS# 575429 16.98 acres w/3 wells, power pole and septic. Has barn w/4 horse stalls, sh pond, and small shed. Build your dream home or zoned for mobile home. $172,000 ZONED FOR HOUSES/MOBILE HOMES MLS# 547499 Vacant land; 11.87 acres. Minutes from I-10, schools, restaurants and shopping. $55,000 BEAUTIFUL 2-STORY HOME ON 22+ ACRES MLS# 585800 4 BR/2.5BA; you will love the total seclusion of this property. Perfect for the horse lover. $384,200 SHOWS LIKE A MODEL MLS# 580668 3BR/2BA, split BR; formal din rm, breakfast noon, sprinkler system, side entry garage, over-sized master bath. Convenient to I-10 and shopping. Everything like new. $189,000 GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT PROPERTY MLS# 555947 4BR/2.5BA on 32 acres. Breathtaking views from every angle. Fenced/cross-fenced; hay barn and barn with 4 stalls. $1,200,000. GREAT HOME W/TONS OF POTENTIAL MLS# 579587 Brick house on 2.51 acres, 4BR/2.5BA w/ o ce/bonus room; 3 sep replaces, loft and dressing room and so much more. Screened room overlooks inground pool. $229,000 HORSE LOVERSTHIS IS YOUR DREAM LOCATION MLS# 575392 20.02 acres on two 10.01 acre lots. Zoned AG for horses; perfect for site-built or modular home; no mobile homes allowed. 17-ft deep pond w/ well and power pole. $162,000 PICTURES AND WORDS WILL NOT DO JUSTICE FOR THIS HOME AND LAND MLS# 576581 5BR/4.5BA, 2 bonus rooms; 8.24 acres of trees and water, 650 ft artesian well; irrigation system throughout property; 3.5 car garage. $520,000 PROPERTY ON BOTH SIDES OF CR 125 MLS# 555974, 555976, 555978 Prime location for commercial growth in Glen St. Mary. 36.27 acres ready to develop; 20 acres left of CR 125; 16.27 acres on right. 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ursday, August 18, 2011 T B C P Page 15The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Baker County. The class is September 1 from 6:00-9:00 pm and September 3 from 8:30 am until completed. Students who have taken the online course and want to complete this classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them. They must attend both days to get credit for the course. The location for this class will be given to those who register in advance by calling the regional to materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children under the age of 16 at all times. People born on or after June safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces. Register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at www.myfwc. com/HunterSafety or by calling WOODS COMPLETE TREE SERVICEFull line of tree servicing Stump grinding We sell rewood Licensed and insured Free estimates Danny Wood, Owner904-222-5054We appreciate your business 7/21-8/11pKONNIES KLEAR POOLSIn-ground and abovepground pools Installation available 698-E West Macclenny Ave. (Aardvark Shopping Center) Spring/Summer hours Mon., Tues., Thurs., Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm Closed Wednesday and Sunday259-5222 PRINTING & FAXINGBlack & White and Color Copies, Custom Business Forms, Business Cards, Signs, Stickers, Invitations for any occasion, Rubber Stamps and so much more!!! The Of ce Mart 110 South Fifth Street259-3737 PEACOCK PAINTING, INC. Interior Exterior Installing Stucco Stone Residential commercial Fully insured Locally owned 259-58772/10tfcB.J. 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Call912-843-2284DEPENDABLE HEATING, AC AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 259-6546 CANADAY CONSTRUCTION, INC./CANADAY TRUCKINGComplete site and utilities contractor We sell dirt, slag and lime rock Owner: Mitch Canaday904-219-8094 904-275-3140 DRAINS PLUS WATER CONDITIONING COMPANY INC.Water treatment, Specializing in iron and sulphur removal, Saltless water softener, Salt systems low as $1,199, Licensed and insured in Florida904-524-2066 904-259-65768/11-18pFULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIESShower and anniversary invitations The Of ce Mart 259-3737ANGEL AQUA, INC.Water softeners Iron lters City or well systems Chlorine Removal Sales Rentals Service Repairs Salt delivery Total water softeners supplies 797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny259-6672 JOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBING Drain cleaning Sump pumps Water heaters 904-259-4580 RICH LAURAMORE CONSTRUCTION, INC.Custom homes 259-4893 or 403-4781 cell LAND CLEARING A little or a lot259-29002/10tfcGATEWAY PEST CONTROL, INC. 259-3808All types of pest control Call Eston, Shannon or Bill Ask about our re ant control6/26tfcBAKER PUMP SERVICE Experience 904-338-4738 or 904-334-63007/28p ERIC RAULERSON CONSTRUCTION 904-483-8742 A & D IRRIGATION & PRESSURE WASHING LLC. 259-07837/28-8/18pC.F. 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WE HAVE THE HOME FOR YOU REAL ESTATE2 lots in Glen St. Mary has 1980 DW listed as NO VALUE. $45,000 COMMERCIAL GENERALCorner lot zoned commercial neighbor hood on Hwy. 121 North. (Adjoining property available if needed) $79,900 Corner lot in excellent business location on Hwy. 125 S. in Glen St. Mary. $49,900 Excellent business location. Four lots to tal 1.20 acres with approx. 320 Hwy. 121 frontage. $239,900 Great location for retail business 1404 SF building currently used as a car lot. No sign on property. Zoned commercial gen eral. $250,000 Excellent corner for business. .92 acre located on US Hwy. 90 zoned commercial general. $219,900VACANT LAND1 acre lot with trees. High & dry! In Hunt ers Ridge. $29,900 11.07 acres zoned commercial in pro jected developing area of Baker County. Located near I-10 and Hwy. 90. $440,000 Totally remodeled riverfront home on 1 acre. Beautiful family room, huge back porch and screened front porch. 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SPORTS NOTICE SUBMISSIONS We welcome your sports submissions for youth league, traveling league or individual athletic achievements. The paper reserves the right to publish submissions. It is requested that all news items be typed or emailed to insure accuracy in print. CONTACT US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our o ce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comT B C PPage16AUGUST 18, 2011 Maybe by the time you read this the SEC will be larger by two teams. One team is doing its best to worm its way into the conference, but who knows who the second team might be. It could be nothing will happen. Texas A&M wants out of the Big 12. The Big 12 wants to keep Texas A&M at all costs. The SEC is keeping its mouth shut. A&M is bolting because of money. Arch rival Texas recently signed a 20-year, $300 million deal with ESPN to broadcast the Longhorn Network. The Aggies want no part of a Big 12 under the umbrella of Texas. Nebraska and Colorado bolted at the end of last season. Missouri wanted to move to the Big 10, but they declined. Oklahoma, the other powerhouse besides Texas, isnt going anywhere. So A&M told the SEC they want in. But that would bring the most competitive conference in the USA needing another team. The addition of the Aggies would give the SEC 13 teams and assuming that they would join the West division that would leave the East needing a new member. Thus the rumor mill goes crazy. Heres the craziest rumor. FSU bolts the ACC and joins the SEC. FSU has denied it and denied it again, but the blogs and SEC Facebook pages keep up the claims that the Seminoles are headed to the SEC. Not gonna happen folks. Let the stinking Aggies join the SEC (can you tell that as a former Baylor Bear I have no love for the Aggies and their girlfriends the Haggies). FSU is staying put. against the Miami Dolphins this weekend for the Atlanta Falcons. Bear was always around the football and played with a lot of intensity. Thats not surprising to fans of Woods as a Wildcat and at Troy University. You could count on him for intensity. The Falcon blogs were all complimentary. Though Woods is listed as No. 4 on the depth chart at middle linebacker, if he continues to play well, particularly this Friday against the Jaguars in Jacksonville, he could move up the list. Curtis Lofton is the starter, with Coy Wire coming off the bench and Akeem Dent third on the depth chart. There will be a lot of fans watching this weekend. BOB GERARD | SPORTS Bulls have tried to kill him. Hes had to crawl out of the rodeo ring after a ride. Hes had toes broken,bruised ribs and kept going. And Brandon Tuten of Sandof competition in high school bull riding. Tuten, 17, whose friends call him Boar Hog, has been riding bulls since he was 11. But this has been his breakout year. He won the state high school championtional High School Rodeo Association competition this month in Gillette, Wyoming. ten is drawn to the dangerous bulls. Ive always been interested in bull riding, he says. My dream is to be in the PBR (Professional Bull Riders). This very religious teen, a senior at Baker County High School, prays with his family before each ride. With his list of injuries its not surprising. Hes broken, cut, bruised or sprained just about every body part capable of injury, but hes philosophical about it. I just love it. Im in Jesus hands, he said. For Tuten, bull riding is a family affair. His dad Chris Blue stays in the chute with him and tightens the rope around his gloved hands. His mother Judy sits in the stands, a nervous wreck. His little sister Jaden is his biggest fan. My family sees in me what nobody else did, said Tuten. He cess has come from above. The Lord has given me a lot and I owe it all to Him, he says. There are 17 rodeos in the typical season, culminating in the state championship. This year, Tuten won the state title and After he and his family did a lot of fund raising, they were off to Gillette. But Boar Hog was in for a huge challenge when he got to Wyoming, alongside 170 bull riders from around the world. high-quality bulls, which Tuten described as a step below those used in the PBR. The teen got a taste of how tition. The animal went crazy in the chute, pinning him against the gates, breaking two toes and bruising four ribs. He was awarded a re-ride, but unable to walk, he was literally carried out and set on the bull. It was probably my most memorable ride, said Tuten. After all that I managed to get 80 points. After it was over I had to crawl out of the ring. He doesnt let a bull get the best of him. He rode a bull that met the same bull last weekend in a competition and rode him for 89 points. Brandons performances at the legend Tuff Hedeman, a threetime world champion and one of Tutens heroes. He met Hedeman, who is featured in the movie 8 Seconds, along with current stars Justin McBride and Chris Shivers. The success has just spurred the young cowboy on to get better before the next season starts. He plans to continue competing and summer in Casper, Wyoming. Despite his success, Tuten is very humble when talking about his sport. I just want to thank my savior Jesus and everyone who has helped and supported me, he said. If this was what he can accomplish in one season of bull riding, we might be hearing about Boar Hog for some time to come. F LROBERT GERARD Come experience the fun and excitement of Baton Twirling! The All-American Twirling Academy includes UFs majorette instructor June Stoeber and BC Middle School instructor Amanda Filosi, among others!* First time beginners through advanced Ages 4 through High School Registration and Twirling begins September 8 at 4:30 p.m. at the Keller Gym for all twirlers $75 per session (sessions run ve to six weeks) Twirlers participate in parades, at least one competition, and a recital For more information Call 352 or 259 ATA Corps Won a National and State Championship! ATA Halftime Show Annie Won a State Title! 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 Everything For Your Home Bradford County Fairgrounds Starke, FL September 17 Saturday and Sunday 10ampm Booths Inside & Out Spaces Still Available Free Admission and Parking Expo Marketing & Management Co. 386 Starke Home & Patio Show Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional CareGROOMING 2594757 BOARDING ....... . . . . . . ................... PHOTO MIKE RASTELLI PHOTOGRAPHYBrandon Tuten competes in the Florida High School Rodeo Association nals earlier this year. rfBOB GERARD | SPORTS As the school year gets closer and closer, summer workouts come to an end. For the BCHS basketball team it has been a very successful summer. The Cats went to camp in Tallahassee and then played a 10 game season in the Trinity Summer League. The Cats went 6-4 in the summer league, but Coach Charles Ruise is convinced that they should really be 7-3. We played a nail-biter, threeovertime game against Eagles View, said Ruise. We really should have won that one. Ruise is a normally optimistic person, but you can see the glint in his eye as he talks about the summer workouts. We made a lot of progress this summer, said Ruise. I am really looking forward to the start of the season. Ruise was particularly encouraged by Darrell DJ Johnson, who excelled from the forward position. Sean Fogarty has shown a lot of improvement from the center position. Point guard Jessie Gardiner showed a lot of leadership and Landon Mitchell and Charles Stookie Ruise Jr. should provide a lot of offense. Ruise is a freshman who can really shoot the ball. We had kids who arrived committed to coming into this summer and improving, said Ruise. They are stronger physically and mentally. Ruise continues to work on conditioning and toughness as they get ready for the basketball season later this fall.ntb r We want to know...WEDDINGS & BIRTHS4 week deadline

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