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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SIN CE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll.City sta favors Mark Bryant to ll vacant commission postSee page 4 Lady Cats advance after win v. Matanzas See page 13Kenny erases Cats ve-run lead to win district titleSee page 13 ONLINE POLL RESUL TS Are you in favor of the City of Macclennys plans to replace the downtown re station with a new one?70% Yes 28% No 2% Undecided A Sanderson man was sentenced on April 23 to 13 years in prison after he pleaded no contest to molesting a 10-yearold girl. George Tyre Beasley, 66, gets credit for 182 days in county jail since his arrest in October and will be on probation with sex offender restrictions following release from prison. It was one of two long-term sentences handed down that day by Judge Mark Moseley of Gainesville. Court records indicate Mr. Beasleys victim complained to her mother on October 24 that he had improperly touched her numerous times. In an interview the following day with a sheriffs investigator, the defendant initially blamed his excessive alcohol use and claimed he didnt remember the latest incident. He then described numerous other times that he could have touched the girl, who he described as affectionate. He was arrested following the interview. In the second case, Judge Moseley ordered a 10-year mandatory prison term for Anthony Simmons, 40, of Sanderson for a pair of burglaries last October during Mr. Simmons pleaded no contest to armed burglary, grand theft and seven with felony criminal mischief. He took the majority of the guns from the home of Ray Harvey on October 23, and also broke into the Ocean Pond residence of Ray Riverbark of Jacksonville earlier that month. He stole a television and shotgun. He was arrested after attempting to break into another north Sanderson resi dence and traced to his fathers home via ATV tracks. JOEL ADDINGT ON | N EWS E DITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgEight years ago Bo Thomas beat cancer. Today he still battles the effects caused by nine months of radiation treatment, which vanquished the disease but damaged his body, too. Chemos even worse, said Mr. Thomas, a Macclenny native residing in Raiford. Even if you get over the cancer, the treatment causes a lot of other health problems. Ive had stomach surgery twice ... You pretty much have to deal with it the rest of your life, he said. Mr. Thomas is a guitarist and singer with Whiskey Moon String Band, which performed 15 songs during an hour-long set at last weekends 2013 Relay For Life at the middle schools track. Ive been to a few relays before for personal support, but this was beat. The event celebrates cancer survivors like Mr. Thomas and re-Cancer relay raises $34,000ICE and marshal count at jail drops S ee page 14 PHOTOS BY JON FLETCHER Above cancer survivors walk the track at Baker County Middle School to begin Relay For Life on April 26. Below are some of the luminaries placed around the track later that evening. PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON AND JON FLETCHER Above at left are (l-r) Je Thomas, Les Thornton, Bo Thomas and Chad Thrift of Whiskey Moon String Band; and at right, Mia Fish with her lap beads. She walked more than 35 miles. JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR email@example.comThe sharp drop in federal detainees at the county jail in recent months has made some county commissioners more concerned than others, but most of them say theres little they can do about it anyway. Between January and March, the average population of inmates housed there dropped by some 65 prisoners. That means the Baker Cor rectional Development Corporation (BCDC) which owes more than $40 million to the bondholders who funded the facilitys construction and startup is out about halfa-million dollars it otherwise couldve earned in housing fees. The share of the jails population coming from Baker County grew by some 19 prisoners between January and March, or about 17 percent. That growth costs the Baker County Commission about $145,000. But whats been driving the loss in revenue for BCDC is the decline in detainees from Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Prisons. During the three-month period, ICEs av erage daily population shrunk by 26 percent to 183.16 in March, the Marshals by 29 percent to 38.78 and the Bureau of Prisons by 80 percent to 1.45. BCDC collects nearly $85 per inmate per day from local and federal agencies for housing detainees. Commissioner Adam Gid dens said he was concerned by the decline in federal prisoners, but this falls under the BCDC and the sheriff. I dont think the commission has any say or any ability to say how many federal inmates can or cannot be in the facility. chief Brian Bishop says hes prisoners is temporary. The Marshals population has always been cyclical, which is the nature of their business, much like a county jail, so we S ee page 11
LETTERS T O THE EDIT OR 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. C ONT AC T 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.comCOMMEN TT B C PPage3M A Y 2, 2013 Page 2 T B C P ursday, May 2, 2013are high school sports today? Dont the same schools seem to stay at the top year after year? Exhibit C: Both chambers agreed to repeal a law passed five year ago re quiring that ethanol be added to gasoline sold in Florida. It was silly to pass the law in a federal law mandating the same thing. So gasoline will still contain ethanol, even if the governor signs the repeal legislation. Its just pointless in terms of making any real change for Floridians. My favorite, however, is exhibit D (for drunkards). This proposed law would allow craft spirit distillers to sell their products at their distillery with a few catches theres a twobottle limit and you cant enjoy them until you leave the premises. The bill, which didnt have the two-bottle limit and off-site consumption provisions when originally drafted, also awaits the governors approval. Its awfully unfair that the state shields spirit retailers from competition with spirit makers, so I applaud the bills original intent, i.e. knocking down this barrier to competi tion. But when you water down the measure likes its, well, a bottle of really good booze, whats the point in drinking it? Answer: theres a craft distillery in the bill sponsors district. New re station planned downtown ...The City of Macclenny recently announced its plans to seek funding for a new re station to replace the existing station downtown. We asked readers to take our online poll on the issue (see page 1 for results) and comment, too. Heres a look at the responses: Yo Ahrens: Definitely deserve a new one. Shawna Mcdonald Sapp: Denite ly a huge need for a new station! Any one who disagrees should take a tour! Joshua Forth: Whats wrong with the old one? And do we really need a new one? Sarah Elizabeth Williams: Well, the public rest rooms will certainly be nice at events like the Christmas parade. We followed up to ask about the proposed location of the new station downtown, at the existing site. Would it be better elsewhere? Heres a look at some of the reactions: Buck Wright: Wherever the new station goes, it needs to be a centralized location for the best response times to any emergency. What good would further downtown develop ment be without adequate re cov erage? It has been sucient where it is for 35-plus years, so why try to x something that apparently isnt broke? Chris White Harvin :No, it shouldnt move. (A) the city already owns the lot it currently resides on. If they build at a dierent location then the city will have to purchase the land which is not cheap. (B) The construction of a new re station is very much necessary, and fortunately, the majority of cost will come from grant money at very little expense to the taxpayers of Macclenny. Michelle Johns: I like the re station downtown! It has so much character! Jerome Reimer Jr.: What are they going to develop? Another mom and pop restaurant or how about another pizza joint or maybe another consignment shop? Save the money and leave it right where it is! James Clay Rhoden: There is no need to move the location. For one, there isnt enough development in Baker County that will make it a benet to leave an empty lot downtown that will stand out like a sore thumb! And as far as it goes, what city of any quality doesnt have a downtown re station? David Church: If its not broke, why x it? Malcolm Starling: Its not broken, just update it. James Clay Rhoden: The best location that benets taxpayers is on the property already owned by the city and thats exactly where it is now! It has worked for over 30 years. It will work for another 30 years! Jerri Wilfong Hulett: Replace. There is no reason for more downtown space for commerce when so many spaces are empty already. Nancy Storch Oliver: Leave it where it is but make sure it is built in good taste and its an asset to the downtown, not a sore thumb. Adam Barnes: I agree that we shouldnt move the station. But if we do, we should move it to the uncleared location of woods across from Aardvark. It would make it more central.Country legend George Jones ...Following the death last week of George Jones, we asked our Facebook faithful to sound o about their favorite tunes by the country music icon. Clayton Yarbrough: He Stopped Loving Her Today, and its also one of my favorites to sing. He along with What you had to say ...Conway Twitty were my two all-time favorites and my music heroes. Im a soft hearted old country boy, so yes I cried this morning as I drove down US 90 when I heard the news on the radio. Melody Collett: All of his songs. Jana Ash: The king is gone! Yabba Dabba Doo! Barry Melton: The Grand Tour. Amanda Heppner: I Dont Need No Rocking Chair. Darlene Yarborough Harris: A Good Year For The Roses! There will never be another to ll those shoes. Truly a legend. Barry Melton: The King is Gone (And So Are You). NormaJean AndJoe: Someday my day will come, He stopped loving her today, White Lightning, Whos gonna ll their shoes ... I could go on, and on, and on. I grew up listening to him, and 42 years later, I still listen! RIP Possum. Holly Burks Dillard: So many greats to choose from. Either He Stopped Loving Her Today, or White Lighting! Wendy Martin: Tennessee Whiskey and He Stopped Loving Her To day. John Wiest: Still Doing Time in a Honky Tonk Prison. Rebecca Combs: Choices! Janice Rogers: Still Doing Time is pretty good! Janice Rogers: Whos Gonna Fill Their Shoes! Marilyn Penrod: Choices. I had the pleasure of playing Georges music on my station for many years. My favorite memory was one time Nancy made me angry and I refused to promote his concerts anymore. He oered me a limo for myself and ve of my friends to go to any concert of our choosing and then sent me his itinerary for the next two years. A legend in his time. Fond memories of the man and his music. Join the conversation by searching for The Baker County Press on Facebook and liking our page. 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The senates plan would cov er about a million more people with the federal funding while the houses plan rejects federal money and use some $237 million in state money to cover about 115,000 more people. While that has serious implications for hospitals and low-income folks, two-thirds of adults in Florida have health insurance already. been about issues important to an even smaller groups, like teachers or colleges or industry groups. So, most of the legisla tion passed, save the $74.5 bilweek, will not change your life The budget (which is up $4 billion from last year thanks to higher tax receipts) does include provisions for state employee and teacher raises, which are important to many locally. But absent a looming crisis, budget-related or otherwise, uum with wacky, politicallycharged or simply ridiculous proposals, often aimed at appeasing a very small segment of constituents. Exhibit A: One legislator sponsored a bill banning Islamic law from being recognized by Florida courts. The proposed law reportedly references all foreign nations laws, but proponents often cited Islamic laws that subjugate women. This is a solution in search of a problem. This is America. American laws apply, including those against beating your spouse. Exhibit B: Other lawmak ers pushed legislation to severely weaken the Florida High School Athletic Association and its restrictions on student athletes switching schools, which would essentially make prep sports more like the pros with a lot of free agency-like activity. Would it hurt competition? Probably. But how competitive Ive been doing this column since 1985, mere months before our daughter Sara Beth was born. Those of you who have been around here that long have read about my family growing up. Youve read about good times and bad, about funny stuff and not so funny stuff and come to form a sense of who we are. This week has been a major milestone in our family. Sara Beth married to Aaron Summers. Like every Dad I had mixed emotions about it. My daughter and I are very close. Most of you fathers with daughters know they are very much daddys girl, and have you wrapped She still calls me Daddy, unlike the boys who call me Dad. ment for me and it was very surreal to walk her down the aisle. Surreal is a good word to de scribe a wedding, at least from the parents side of things. You work so hard for so long and then, just like that, its over. Sara Beth and wife Kelley have been working for months on the wedding, planning, replanning and spraying everything that didnt move silver or white. I didnt move fast enough and have both silver and white on me. When you have an outdoor wedding, two weeks before the big event you become a meteorologist. Every spare moment you check all the low pressure areas, the millibars, the cold fronts, the doldrums and the thermal drifts to see what kind of prediction there is for that special moment. Our prediction for Miltondale at 5 pm on Saturday perfect. Mid-seventies, light breeze, high clouds. One day later and theres rain for a week. One day earlier and its hot and muggy. But on Saturday the weather gods smiled on Miltondale. Ah, Miltondale. It is a beautiful setting with 300-year-old oaks, big friendly dogs and rolling green lawns. Sara Beth and her Mama hung chandeliers in the trees and she got married in a natural arch of one of the branches. It was very beautiful. Chris and Shelly Neri generously offered their yard for the wedding and you couldnt have had a lovelier spot. Aarons mom Barbara described it as a cathedral, and it is. It has been the Milton homestead for generations and many of them still live there. They couldnt have been more gracious as truck loads of people and equipment descended on their neighborhood. We had a tent on the hill for the reception. Saturday morn ing the wedding elves descended on the tent and started poofthe way. My job was to do what I was told. I did what I was told. The day of the service, the guests arrived and the procession began. I waited with my daughter and took her arm as we walked down the aisle. I watched my beautiful daughter start a new life with a man who obviously loved her. They were enjoying the moment so much that the joy was infectious. A perfect day for a wedding. MY SIDE OF THE MATTERROBERT GERARD On Point In PrintJoel Addington A perfect day for a wedding Saturday Photo Prints are Great Gifts (and so are mousepads, poster prints, and mugs)See many of the professional photos from our paper and thrill someone special by ordering a print or a photo gift of you favorite. News photographs are now available through easy online purchase! www.bakercountypress.com Click HERE to see & buy photos in the newspaperLook for this button on the top righthand side of our webpage, it links you to all of our pictures Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS!
ursday, May 2, 2013 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, May 2, 2013A Glen St. Mary woman faces two felony counts for violently resisting county deputies taking her into custody at the home of her mother the morning of April 25. Virginia Burnham, 56, earlier went to the sheriffs department complaining that daughter Shannon Norman, 41, had become increasingly violent and was not taking medication prescribed to control her behavior. She described to Deputy Koty Crews an earlier attack during which she claimed her daughter clawed her unprovoked. ling interviewed Ms. Norman at her mothers residence on Geitgey St. in Glen and determined she was not a candidate for Baker Act custody, instead suggesting she live elsewhere. attempted to restrain her, and Deputy Crews said she swung at Sgt. Starling then attempted to bite him when they took her to the ground. She also alleged ly kicked and scratched Deputy Crews. Ms. Norman was also named in a complaint for domestic battery on her mother. In other domestic incidents, a 14-year-old girl was arrested in north Macclenny about midday on April 27 following a confrontation with her parents at their Ohio St. residence. The girls father, 38, called police after she allegedly tackled her mother and sent her into a screen door during an argument. Deputy John Minkel said he found the girl walking north on West Boulevard minutes later and she attempted to run from him. The parents told police the girl was yelling at her step-sisters about 11 and she allegedly struck at her father when he attempted to bring her to the front of their residence. The mother said the suspect also threw a book at her before tackling her. The teen was charged with domestic battery. same charge was filed against Jaleel Ruise, 33, of Macclenny after he went to the residence of estranged girlfriend Vondalen Jackson, 30, early on April 27. Ms. Jackson told Deputy Marc Heath the accused came to her door intoxicated about 3:30 and became violent, pulling her hair and biting her on the face, when she ordered him to leave. He reportedly left the area on a bicycle and police were not able to locate him. Deputies arrested a St. George, GA man the evening of April 23 after he was observed by a witness attempting to break into a car in the parking lot of Walmart in Macclenny. Christopher Fennell, 19, matched the description given by the witness who called police after she saw the suspect strike the passenger window of a Hyundai with a car jack handle. He walked off when the window did not shatter and went to the nearby Starbucks parking lot where he joined two others in a red pickup truck. Deputy Marc Heath said he located the pickup and Mr. Fennell denied the burglary attempt. Both of the trucks other occupants, Michael Knowles, 20, and Justin Daniels, 23, of the same St. George address, gave incriminating statements suggesting that the suspect left them while at the Murphy Oil station and acted nervous when he joined back up with them, saying he saw a purse in the vehicle and was going to steal it. He was booked at county jail for attempted burglary, a felony, plus misdemeanor criminal mischief and loitering. The previous day just before noon, two white male suspects made off with a $700 computer and three DVDs from Walmart. A store security worker contacted the sheriffs department the following day after reviewing surveillance tape that showed the suspects, accompanied by a white female, enter the store about 11:45 and initially place a television and computer in a cart before replacing them. One of the suspects, wearing a green jacket and black Batman shirt, stuffed the DVDs in his jacket and the two left the store, setting off a security alarm. They returned minutes later and, while the female suspect waited for them outside in a dark sedan, the same male suspect picked up the computer and they again exited. The sheriffs department is looking into a trio of recent home burglaries that occurred while the owners were away. Donald Burnsed said he was informed on April 26 by a per son who watches his property on a road named after him in Baxter that an ATV in the garage was missing. On further inspection Mr. Burnsed found that two telestolen from the interior. He told Deputy Chris Walker the last time he checked on the property was April 22. Another ATV was stored in the garage and was not taken, but a chain saw, clothing, radio and drill were missing. Mr. Burnsed placed the value of property absent the 2005 Suzuki at $6650. Entry was likely through unlocked doors. In other reports: lice on April 24 when she realized that coins and jewelry were missing from her residence off CR 122 north of Sanderson. She told Deputy Rodney Driggers she returned on April 6 after an absence of seven months and initially suspected that coins worth over $500 were missing, and later that rings, necklaces and other jewelry valued around $1500 were missing as well. Several employees who work on the property suggested that two males and a female implicated in neighborhood thefts may be responsible. Entry was likely through a rear door. 27 a rear door at the residence of Edward Oventrop on Miltondale Rd. in Macclenny had been forced open and Deputy John Minkel noted a jewelry box was left empty and dresser drawers Mr. Oventrop was reached via phone and promised an inventory when he returns to the area. He and his wife left earlier in the month to spend spring and summer at another location. er that morning to report that about 4 am on April 28, someone smashed a rear window at his residence on Blair Circle north of Glen St. Mary. 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CALL TODAY!bbb904-237-0646 Cell waltsliveoakford.com bntX-Cab, 38K Miles, Auto$21,788 BAKER COUNTY CHIROPRACTIC & MASSAGE CENTER1437 South Sixth St. | Macclenny | 259-2999 JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR firstname.lastname@example.orgThis week Mark Bryant of Macclenny was recom Phil Rhoden, who took over as city manager this month following seven years on the board. Mr. Bryant, a Sanderson native and a manager at Florida Blue (formerly Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida), has served as chairman on the citys Zoning Adjustment Board for the last 10 years. He reported on local government for The Baker County Press in the 1990s and has volunteered with various civic organizations. We have found him knowledgeable, consistent in his decision making and eager to learn more, reads an April 30 memo to city commissioners from Assistant City Manager Roger Yarborough. He has been an outstanding leader to the zoning board. We have been impressed with his knowledge, fairness, grasp of city policy and the ability to solve problems. Mr. Yarborough added that the newly-hired city manager, Mr. Rhoden, supports his recommendation. Commissioners are set to consider Mr. Bryants appointment to the board at their next regular meeting, scheduled for May 14. Should they concur with city staffs recommendaseat through September, when city elections will be held. Mr. Bryant said theres a good chance hell run for I havent made that decision yet, but my initial feeling is I probably would, he said. But I want to get in and see if its something I gain personal gratia difference. If I run, I want to make sure I can make a tangible difference in the community. The primary election, if needed, is set for Septem ber 10 and the general election 14 days later. The District 2 seat held by Commissioner Tommy Johns and the District 4 seat held by Commissioner Richard Johnson are also up for re-election this year. Qualifying for the races begins July 1. and surprised by city staffs recommendation. On the zoning board, Ive always tried to keep things very civil and level, and take into consideration all sides of all issues, he said. I guess they recognized that and be When asked about his political philosophy, Mr. Bryant described himself as a proponent of small government that focuses and services. He said he supports the citys plan to construct condition, small size and lack of separate quarters for men and women. Theres no women in the department now, but that could change. I think youll see a lot more wom Some downtown property owners have been critical about the projects location at the same site as the current station. They say the new station would be better sited elsewhere so the city could sell the downtown parcel and spur economic development. Mr. Bryant said hes open to that idea, provided a suitable, alternate location exists. Logistically, [the current site] is a good location, he said. But I would consider the possibility of other locations. I would be very interested to see what the options are, both with property the city owns or proper the city could own. Mark BryantBryant recommended Police arrested a Macclenny man for allegedly threatening another man with a gun during a raucous party at Jonesville Park north of Sanderson during the late hours of April 26. Deputy John Hardin said he was called to the area about 11:30 on a noise complaint and noticed a disturbance coming from a nearby basketball court where several witnesses claimed that Brandon Ruise, 20, had pulled a gun on 19-year-old Roland Gaskins of Sanderson. The suspect ran into nearby woods and was arrested by Sgt. Shawn Bishara and Lt. Scotty Rhoden as he later attempted to leave the area suspects possession. Mr. Ruise was booked at county jail for aggravated assault with a In another incident, Deputy Randy Davis arrested both parties to a disturbance the evening of April 22 outside the residence of Bryce Irby III, 50, on Ruise Lane in Margaretta. Johnny Lee Belford, 49, of Macclenny, who was drinking with others on the property. Mr. Irby said he struck Mr. Belford on the head, and the latter chased him with an axe. Deputy Davis noted both parties had been drinking. Mr. Irby was charged with battery; Mr. Belford with aggravated assault with the axe. at Northeast Florida State Hospital following alleged attacks on em ployees. a 29-year-old male patient struck him on the right side of the face from behind the afternoon of April 23. Mr. Stratton and others were meeting with the accused about an earlier attack. struck in the face by a male patient, 58, who was grabbing for her eye glasses the morning of April 23. named in a complaint for striking Fretta Barnwell, 46, of Glen St. Mary and another female employee the afternoon of April 22. striking Tiffany Doss, 22, outside their apartments on E. Ohio in Macclenny the afternoon of April 27. The victim also told Deputy Satterwhite the accused spit on her, and that she was holding her 2-year-old son at the time. Two female inmates at the Baker County jail were arrested on April 24 for allegedly arranging to have prescription pills, marijuana and tobacco smuggled into the facility by two male acquaintances. Sheriffs investigator Steve Harvey said he was tipped off to the plan where a female trusty was to collect the items from a bathroom in the lobby of the jail visitation center. Autumn Stieger, 21, of Macclenny and Lindsey Townsend, 21, of Glen St. Mary were inter viewed separately about the ar rangement, and Ms. Townsend said she understood the plan was for tobacco only. Garrett Simmons, 27, and Benjamin Cline, 24, both of Macclenny. Investigator Harvey said the items were seized before they could be handed over to the inmates. Ms. Townsend and Ms. Stieger are charged with criminal conspiracy and introducing contraband, both felonies. In another incident at county jail, criminal complaints for batinmates Leonard Lee Jr., 30, of Macclenny and Ryan Manning, 24, of Margaretta for attacking fellow inmate George Moran, 51, of Jacksonville. Investigator Harvey said he reviewed a surveillance tape that showed both suspects pounced on Mr. Moran as he got off the telephone in the late evening of April 23. He was treated by medical staff for a head laceration. Police have the identity of a Virginia man who may have sold 200 feet of welding leads at an east Macclenny scrap yard on April 26, property stolen earlier from a work truck off O.C. Horne Rd. in the north county. Jeffrey Conner called police that morning when his father noticed the copper leads had been taken from a work truck parked outside his residence in a fenced yard. Deputy Chris Walker said his K-9 Blitz trailed a scent from the scene to nearby Gods Acre Lane, and two suspects there did not appear to be involved. Shortly after, an employee of Scrappy Pappys on US 90 notisented an ID with the name of Douglas Ratcliffe Jr. of Richmond, VA sold welding leads his. He was driving a brown Jeep Cherokee with a license plate stolen earlier in Duval County. The welding leads with a value of $1500 were returned to the owner. In other reports, a 2008 Toyota pickup belonging to a Sanderson man was found burning on CR 229 about two miles south of the Baker-Union county line late on April 22. Robert McComb told Deputy Earl Lord he parked the vehicle at his residence on 229 about 6:15 and was unaware it was taken from his property. police when he discovered on April 23 that copper wiring was stripped from a boat stored on his property off Myrtis Barton Lane near Macclenny. The boat is the property of Michael Brown of Macclenny and Mr. Johnson told Deputy Matt Riegel the copper was worth in excess of $300. He named a suspect. parked off North Lowder were slashed during the night on April 29. Kyle Cushenbery told Deputy Chad Montean two tires on his Cadillac, two on a Chevrolet owned by his girlfriend Haley Thorn and one on a Pontiac belonging to neighbor Jessica Hagan were cut. They had a combined value of $480 and Mr. Cushenbery named a suspect. A circuit judge sent a Macclenny woman to prison for 50 months after she pleaded no contest on April 23 to twin counts of selling hydrocodone to an undercover agent at her residence. Salina King, 36, must serve a minimum of three years and Judge Mark Moseley ordered her to pay volved, plus a $290 investigative cost. Ms. King, who gets credit for 76 days in county jail since her arrest in November, 2012, has a criminal record that includes sale of cocaine, soliciting for prostitution and theft. In other sentencings that day, a convicted felon arrested in October, 2012 for selling crack cocaine to a buyer working for the sheriffs department was sentenced to three years in prison. Leonard Lee, 30, of Macclenny entered a no contest plea to a reduced charge of selling a controlled substance and possession of coke with intent to sell. He originally was charged with sale near a school, a more serious felony. Judge Moseley also ordered Mr. Lee to pay a $300 investigative cost and gave him credit for 147 days in jail since his arrest. He has a criminal record arm in public. Other cases: Judge Moseley revoked probation given earlier to Nicholas Boatwright for past cases of fraud, theft to prison for two years. jail sentence followed by six months on probation after pleading no contest to twin counts of credit card fraud and a single count of credit card theft. The judge withheld adjudication of guilt in the Glen St. Mary Mayor Juanice Padgett. vid Brannen for grand theft and ordered him to serve one year in county jail. terms of probation for forgery and theft and will be in jail 364 days. She has already served half of the sentence. ing on a suspended license as an habitual offender and will be on probation 18 months after completing a 90-day jail term. charge of aggravated assault and received a sentence of 95 days already in jail, a year on house arrest and a two-year probation. He initially was charged with two counts of lewd or lascivious molesting of a child between 12-16. restitution to the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary for vandalism in several air conditioning units late in 2011. The judge also gave him credit for 83 days of a 150-day jail sentence and placed him on a three-year probation following release. tion for battery and criminal mischief and the judge extended her sentence to include seven months on house arrest. He also ordered her to pay restitution to the victim within two weeks. year on drug offender probation. sale and possession of methamphetamines near a church or business and will be on house arrest for six months, followed by 30 months on drug offender probation. 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ursday, May 2, 2013 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, May 2, 2013 JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR email@example.comMembers of the local Republican Party re cently hosted two area political professionals in an attempt to deconstruct the 2012 presidential election and ascertain where Mitt Romney went wrong. According to GOP strategist John Libby alogue, it was partly the use of political consultants like himself, who were disconnected from one another and more concerned with their own wallets than helping to run an effective and successful campaign. Moreover, he told the group of about 20 party members gathered at Firehouse Subs in Macclenny the evening of April 16, the consul tants working for the Romney campaign and conservative groups outside the campaign were using, to their detriment, largely traditional methods of reaching voters like direct mail and television ads. He recalled seeing an Obama ad during a rerun of the popular animated sitcom The Simpsons and wondering why the presidents campaign would buy air time there. Then it hit him. He said the campaign was targeting a young, likely pot-smoking, demographic. He noted other targeted ads like those on fantasy football websites and social media. One click, Mr. Libby said, and the Obama campaign had an Internet address that could be used to track voters online. The old approaches may have worked for Republicans in the past, but once stacked up against the presidents experienced and technologically-savvy campaign staff, they werent enough to make Obama a one-term president. My major take away from the talk was that the ultimate source of President Obamas re election victory came from his teams more extensive and sophisticated use of information technology such as social networking, data mining and micro-targeting, local party chairman, Kirk Gravelle, said after the meeting. This not only allowed him to reach more people and register more voters, but also to tailor and focus his message to those selfsame voters about issues that were important to them. It also allowed him to control the perception of his opponents message. Mr. Gravelle said the county party intends to make better use of social media platforms to not only help get our message out, but to reach more people, and be more effective in our communications. We need to do a better job of educating the electorate. Mr. Libbys remarks were preceded by a presentation from long-time Jacksonville University political science professor Stephen Baker, who described the environment in which the candidates did battle. He reviewed the nations demographics and voting patterns, and the campaign spending on both sides during the hour-long forum. As Will Rogers said, we have the best Congress that money can buy, Mr. Baker told the group before detailing spending by the respective parties, candidates and outside groups, which topped $1 billion in 2012. He said the Obama campaign relied more on candidate contributions and less on spending by outside groups, while Romney had more funding from outside groups and less in direct contributions. Current laws make it easy for outside groups to raise and spend a lot of money, but they [the groups] always have their own agendas, which sometimes can be at cross purposes with the candidate, said Mr. Baker. The professor also cited the Obama cam paigns creative use of campaign technology to turn around the presidents polling num bers. tial debate, Mr. Baker said, Obamas disapproval rating was higher than his approval rating and Romney was ahead. Exit polls, however, showed Obama was favored by women, voters 44 years old and under, minorities, the least and most educated voters, the unmarried, Jewish voters and those with incomes less than $50,000 a year. Romney, meanwhile, won majority support among men, those 45 years or older, whites, those earning $50,000 or more, married people and most Christian voters. The candidates split the Catholic vote. Mr. Baker said one of the biggest shifts in voting patterns can be seen among Hispanics. Since 1972, the once reliably Republican voters have been moving more and more to support Democrats. that made the difference in the election Florida, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia. Effective use of e-mail, social media and targeted television and online advertising in those states, combined with the ground game honed back in 2008, likely helped Obama overcome a sluggish economic recovery and garner a narrow victory. The smartest thing Barack Obama did in 2008 was keep his staff together in Chicago a place called the cave, Mr. Libby told fel low party members. In the cave were a bunch of geeks with tattoos and piercings, most of them 30 and under. What they understood was taking Twitter accounts, Facebook accounts, hits on ESPN fantasy footballs website, TV ratings and political polling, and merging this all into one centralized database so they knew who you were. Mr. Libby also pointed to the consultants maintaining voter lists for the Romney campaign. He said they were sending campaign materials to voters who had already cast ballots for the Republican, and in some cases the materials arrived in mailboxes after election day. out of their database, to stop sending you mail or making robo calls to your house, because they were making money for each piece, he said. We wasted a lot of money. In terms of boots on the ground, the Romney campaign was outnumbered, too. Mr. Libby said in the four key swing states, including Florida, Obama had more than Inside 14 swing states, Obama counted 631 Everyone thought that was a very good presentation with a lot of good information that they needed to hear, said Mr. Gravelle. Though neither speaker addressed GOP policies or the party platform as possible reasons for Romneys loss, Mr. Gravelle said they may have played a role. I think the perception of the partys platform made a difference in the election, he said. The use of micro targeting by President Obamas team allowed him to frame his view of the Republican Party platform to our disadvantage, instead of our party effectively communicating what our actual platform was and why. I believe we need to learn a lesson from this election and stop letting the other side frame the conversation. We need to clear ly communicate why our ideas will get this country back on track, as well as why the presidents policies are not only failing, but the root cause for a number of the issues currently facing our society. To hear more of Mr. Libbys and Mr. Bakers analysis on the 2012 presidential election, visit the video section of www.bakercountypress.com. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2013-CA-0081 PATRICIA L. FISH, as Trustee of the BENJAMIN F. FISH REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, And PATRICIA L. FISH, as Trustee of the PATRICIA L. FISH REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, Plaintiffs, vs. LOTTIE J. CHANCEY, IRA DAN WALL And SARAH A. WALL, his wife, and all Unknown Tenants, et al., Defendants. ____________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: IRA DAN WALL SARAH A. WALL Last known address: 11724 Dollie Lane Sanderson, Florida 32087 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Veried Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., Attorney, whose address is 445 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063; (904) 259-3155, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of the notice and on or before the 9th day of May, 2013, and to le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relieve demanded in the Complaint or Petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this 9th day of April, 2013. T.A. AL FRASER CLERK OF COURT By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 445 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063 4/11-5/2c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 02-2012-CA-000126 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. HUGH BENTLEY RHODEN et al, Defendant(s). _________________________________/ NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 26, 2013 and entered in Case NO. 02-2012-CA-000126 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and HUGH BENTLEY RHODEN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HUGH BENTLEY RHODEN N/K/A ALICIA HARRELL RHODEN; JULIE M. RHODEN A/K/A JULIE MICHELE RHODEN; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 6th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PART OF NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF OWENS ACRES, UNIT 2, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY, THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID OWENS ACRES, UNIT 2, 406.71 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST, 249.98 FEET; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST, 68.84 FEET TO THE POINT OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 128.47 FEET AND BEING CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST; THENCE ALONG AND AROUND SAID CURVE A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF NORTH 46 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, 86.44 FEET TO THE POINT OF A REVERSE CURVE TO THE LEFT, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 137.24 FEET AND BEING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST; THENCE ALONG AND AROUND SAID CURVE A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF NORTH 33 DEGREES 50 MINUTES EAST, 147.48 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY; THENCE NORTH 1 DEGREES 20 MINUTES EAST, 94.0 FEET TO A POINT IN THE NORTH LINE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED NORTH 1/2 OF NORTHWEST 1/4; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 40 MINUTES EAST AND ALONG SAID NORTH LINE 82.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 10745 HILLSIDE DRIVE, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on April 24, 2013. Al Fraser Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips Human Resources Manager Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410 Gainesville, FL 32601 Phone: 352-337-6237 Fax: 352-374-5238 5/2-9c NOTICE OF ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT DECISION(S) The District has granted permit(s) for the following applications: E I du Pont De Nemours and Co Inc, P O Box 753, Starke, FL 32091, application #50079. The District authorizes, as limited by the attached conditions, the use of 0.479 million gallons per day of groundwater for commercial/industrial and household uses, and the use of surface water from a wholly owned mining pit and associated stormwater basins for diversion and recirculation to facilitate the mining of heavy minerals. The withdrawals used by this proposed project will consist of Groundwater from FAS Upper & Lower Floridan Aquifer via 2 active wells; Groundwater from Intermediate Aquifer or Confining Unit via 3 active wells in Baker County, located in Section: 1, Township: 3 South, Range: 22 East, known as DuPont Maxville Mine. If you wish to receive a copy of a Technical Staff Report (TSR) that provides the St. Johns River Water Management District (District) staffs analysis on the abovelisted compliance report(s) and associated permit(s), please submit your request to: Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 321781429. Once a TSR becomes available, you may also review it by going to the Permitting section of the Districts website at floridaswater.com/permitting/index. html. To obtain information on how to find and view a TSR, visit https://permitting.sjrwmd.com/epermitting/ html/EP_FAQs.html, and then follow the directions provided under How to find a Technical Staff Report (TSR) or other application file documents. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected has the right to request an administrative hearing by filing a written petition with the District. Pursuant to Chapter 28-106 and Rule 40C-1.1007, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the petition must be filed (received) either by delivery at the office of the District Clerk at District Headquarters, P. O. Box 1429, Palatka Florida 32178-1429 (4049 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177) or by e-mail with the District Clerk at Clerk@ sjrwmd.com, within twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publication of the notice of District decision (for those persons to whom the District does not mail or email actual notice). A petition for an administrative hearing is deemed filed upon receipt of the complete petition by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Palatka, Florida during the Districts regular business hours. The Districts regular business hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Petitions received by the District Clerk after the Districts regular business hours shall be deemed filed as of 8 a.m. on the next regular District business day. A petition must comply with Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2) (c), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. The Districts acceptance of petitions filed by e-mail is subject to certain conditions set forth in the Districts Statement of Agency Organization and Operation (issued pursuant to Rule 28-101.001, F.A.C.), which is available for viewing at floridaswater.com. The District will not accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Mediation may be available if you meet the conditions stated in the full Notice of Rights (see last paragraph). The right to an administrative hearing and the relevant procedures to be followed are governed by Chapter 120, F.S., Chapter 28-106, F.A.C., and Rule 40C1.1007, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means the Districts final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Failure to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the requisite time frame shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hearing. (Rule 28106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, please visit http://floridaswater. com/nor_dec/ to read the complete Notice of Rights to determine any legal rights you may have concerning the Districts decision(s) on the compliance report(s) described above. You can also request the Notice of Rights by contacting the Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support, P. O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178, tele. no. (386) 329-4268. 5/2c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 02-2011-CA-0068 TD BANK, N.A., as successor by merger with Carolina First Bank, as successor by merger with Mercantile Bank, as successor by merger with CNB National Bank, Plaintiff, vs. ANTONIO MITCHELL, et al. Defendants. / NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 30, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 02-2011-CA-0068 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff and ANTONIO MITCHELL; et al., are Defendant(s). I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL at 11:00 oclock a.m. on the 2nd day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 1 and 2, Block 30, TOWN OF GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA, according to plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 1, of the Public Records of Baker County, Florida. Street address: 9781 Lincoln Avenue, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 26th day of April, 2013. AL FRASER Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Daniel S. Mandel, Esq. DANIEL S. MANDEL, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1900 N.W. Corporate Blvd., Ste. 305W Boca Raton, FL 33431 Tel: (561) 826-1740 Fax: (561) 826-1741 5/2-9c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2012-CA-0237 COMMUNITY STATE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. SARAH E. GRANTHAM, Defendant. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that on the 5th day of August, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the east front door of the Courthouse of Baker County at Macclenny, Florida, the undersigned Clerk will offer for sale the following described real property: BEING A PART OF GOVERNMENT LOT 6, SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 20 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID GOVERNMENT LOT 6, THENCE NORTH ALONG THE WEST LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 6, A DISTANCE OF 50.0 FEET TO THE NORTH SIDE OF 50 FOOT ROAD; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 30 MINUTES EAST, ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF 50 FOOT ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 999.4 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 208.54 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0 DEGREE 58 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 208.54 FEET TO SOUTH LINE OF 50 FOOT ROAD; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF AN EXISTING ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 105.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREE 58 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 208.28 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 105.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH 1-1988 SKYLINE DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WITH ID#30113A AND 30113B, WHICH IS LOCATED THEREON. TAX PARCEL NO: 07-4S-20-00000000-0090 The real property described herein is not the constitutional homestead of the Grantor herein as that term is dened by Article 10, Section 4, of the Florida Constitution. The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure in Case No: 02-2012-CA0237 now pending in the Circuit Court in Baker County, Florida. DATED this 15th day of April, 2013. Al Fraser Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk The Cooper Law Firm, P.A. John S. Cooper, Esquire 214 W. 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LIC.#RC00670032593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#RB0067070LLC The driver of a van stopped on CR 229 north of Sanderson the afternoon of April 24 had a license with four prior suspen sions and was wanted in Baker County for burglary. Deputy Koty Crews said he stopped a Dodge van driven by Phillip Pendleton, 25, of Macclenny about 5 pm near the intersection with CR 124 after a report of a careless driver in the area. both the suspensions for failure the warrant. Deputy Crews also ticketed passenger Nathan Morris, 30, of Sanderson for having an open container of alcohol in the van. Mr. Pendleton claimed he took the wheel from Mr. Morris earlier because he was driving recklessly and intoxicated. In other arrests for license violations, Ciara Stokes, 26, of Sanderson was found to be driving with six suspensions. Deputy Johnny Hodges stopped her in a southbound 1991 Chevrolet pickup on CR 127 the afternoon of April 24 after noting the vehicle had an expired tag and faulty brake light. ille was arrested the same afternoon by Deputy Robert Simpkins on multiple charges after his 1997 Honda was stopped on South 6th in Macclenny for hav ing an altered decal on the license plate. His license had four prior suspensions, and Mr. Bunkley was ticketed for the decal violation, having the wrong tag on the vehicle and driving an unregistered vehicle. James Green, 33, of Macclenny after stopping his 2005 Nissan on Blair St. the morning of April 24. Mr. Green was wanted in Charlton County, GA for violation of probation. burg was arrested by Deputy Chris Walker the morning of April 27 at a Macclenny convenience store on a Clay County warrant for violating probation for battery. ed Rebecca Folston, 24, at her Azalea Dr. residence in Macclenny at midday on April 28. She was wanted in Clay County for violating probation for theft. 2nd graders visit with re and rescueGlen St. Mary-based reghter Paula Nedeau dons the bunker gear worn at re and accident scenes by members of her station during one of the visits as Westside Elementary second graders took walking class trips Monday and Tuesday of this week to Station 50 in Glen and nearby Celebration Park where re trucks and a rescue unit were parked. Ms. Nedeau, incidentally, is a third-generation reghter after her father and grandfather who served with stations in Jacksonville. The visits were scheduled as part of eld trips to nearby public agencies including the Glen post oce. JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR firstname.lastname@example.orgEarlier this month the Baker County Health De partment unveiled the result of its three-year effort to complete a comprehensive plan for improving the health of the community by 2020. Its built around three priorities preventing chronic diseases, protecting people and the environment and promoting good health and prosperity. The plan serves as a guide for both Baker Countys health professionals and the community at large, namely residents and employers, giving them all clear goals, strategies to meet the goals and benchmarks to track the communitys success in doing so. The health department recreates the plan every Its a pretty comprehensive plan, said Kerry Dunlavey, the health departments top administrator, when presenting it at the April 8 Healthy Baker, Inc. board of directors meeting. health providers and other government and business related entities trying to improve the health of the countys residents. Ms. Dunlavey sits on the board. This plan is designed to address weaknesses and build upon strengths ... and provide a clear course of direction for the future of Baker Countys health, she said. The plan targets preventing the most common chronic diseases in Baker County and helping those already affected by them. They include diabetes, heart disease, lower respiratory disease, high blood pressure, stroke and cancer. These indicators are very high in our community, said Ms. Dunlavey. To do so, the plan calls for more education and cess to healthcare, including mental health and substance abuse services, and continuation of the smoking cessation program. Protecting people and places from harm is a bit trickier, but efforts should focus on emergency pre paredness, monitoring the environment for compliance with existing contamination limits, establishing more green spaces, monitoring communicable diseases and preventing their spread, and reducing accidental injuries with more education about safety and security. The plan, which is intended to guide the commuable outcomes. In the chronic disease area, for instance, theres lowering the diabetes death rate by 50 percent, increasing the percentage of women over 40 who receive mammograms by 14.2 percent and decreasing high cholesterol among adults by 63 percent. Under protecting people and places, the plan aims to decrease chlamydia (bacterial-related diseases) 8 percent and unintentional injury by 30.5 percent. A benchmark for increasing green spaces and improving water quality and access to recreation activities has not been established yet. To measure progress in promoting healthy lifestyles, the plan looks for a 5 percent drop in teen tobacco use, a 48 percent reduction in teen births and a 10 percent enrollment increase in Medicaid and Medicare, among other goals. Ms. Dunlavey said the targets correspond to state averages in the respective areas. We focus on those issues that are above the state and national average, she said. The goal is determined by state average benchmarks, which we strive to be equal to or better. The plan also features direction for various seg ments of the community like the health department itself, employers, government agencies and local or ganizations. the most critical health issues facing the community and use the plan to help make their place of business a healthy place to work while educating employees about the link between health and productivity. Residents of all stripes, meanwhile, should unand use them to begin conversations among neighbors, family and friends about the issues most im portant to them. Citizens are also asked to volunteer their time, money or expertise for any health-related event or activity. WE SPECIALIZE IN PROBLEM ROOFS 259-2563 FREE Estimates Unveils new health planAddressing poor stats locally PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON At left is Jacksonville University political science professor Stephen Baker. 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ursday, May 2, 2013 T B C P Page 9 Page8M A Y 2, 2013 JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR email@example.comMore than 100 law enforce ment personnel met last week at Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny to spend the day discussing the very uncomfortable reality that even well-trained ofon duty. hand experience of policemen deaths recounted their stories in an effort to better equip law enforcement agencies and individual officers likely to go through the same loss at some point in their careers. sociation sponsored the April 25 training billed as Aftermath: Before, During and After a Critical session of its kind for the association and area agencies. Its a tough subject to get law to talk about, and tell them this will happen to you ... We have to face that reality, said Mary Justino, a civilian spokesperson for which lost a young detective last year. But accepting that notion, and learning how to prepare for and react to such tragedies, runs counter to much of the training that law enforcement officers undertake, said Randy Crews, a narcotics investigator with the Baker County Sheriffs Office who developed the event. He said officers are taught early on to depend on their training. Theyre told if they perform as trained, theyll survive and make it home to their families. But when that doesnt occur, the assumption is often that errors in judgement led to the tragedy. You can be doing everything youre supposed to do and still end up in a body bag, said Mr. Crews. Its not always when an The days training began with a talk from Clay County Detective Matthew Hanline, who was shot while entering a suspected meth lab in Middleburg on February 16, 2012. His fellow detective, David White, 35, was also hit and died at Orange Park Medical Center. The shooter was also killed and eight suspects have been charged in the incident. Mr. Hanline, named the 2013 National Sheriffs Association Deputy of the Year, recalled in detail the events leading up to the shooting and how the incident affected him and his team. Talking about such tragedies is very important to the healing process, he said. Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler shared his memories of that evening during a presentation on the agencys response to the incident. The presentation included clips of television news coverage from the incident and the investigation that followed. What I want to focus on is how [the shooting] affected the community, the agency, the families; things that you may not think about unless youre an administrator, the sheriff said to an estimated 130 attendees from across the region and as far away as Pinellas County. On the night of the incident, the sheriff was at home, wondering what his wife was making for dinner, when he got the call that Its the worst thing as a sheriff. You pray you never hear those words, he said. After arriving at the scene on Alligator Boulevard and being briefed, the sheriff said news me dia started arriving. He knew he had to talk to the victims famithrough the media. Theyre going to say something whether you say some thing or not, he said. You have to make sure they get the right news, not just the fastest news. A video of the sheriffs initial interview with reporters soon played on projector screens inside the chapel, bringing some that night. my own words there, said Mr. Beseler afterwards. I was pret ty much in shock while making that statement ... I didnt even remember what I said. He did remember leaving the cameras behind and doing some thing hed never done before. He crossed the police tape to get a look at the shooters body at the rear of the house. I wanted to see for myself. It [crossing the police tape] was something I hadnt done; I normally dont do, and I hope I never do it again; but it was important, he said. The sheriff then prayed with them, You didnt do anything wrong. You didnt do anything wrong. I could see it helped some of what they did was right and the reason Matt was shot and David killed was because someone else made a decision to hurt them, said Mr. Beseler. The sheriff was followed by Shirley Gibson, the mother of a who was murdered in his marked cruiser in 1997. She later founded the D.C. chapter of Concerned Police Survivors, or COPS. I think she had everybody on the edge of their seat, said Mr. Funeral for Phyllis Russell SaturdayPhyllis G. Russell, 68, of Middleburg died on April 27, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Boyd County, Kentucky on January 26, 1945 to the late Durward B. Gambill and Corrine Little ton Gambill. Phyllis was a resident of Jacksonville for the past 28 years. She retired from State Farm as an insurance agent after 40 years of service. Ms. Russell was committed to working and volunteered much of her time to helping cancer patients. She enjoyed watching television, espe cially the cooking shows, collecting Elvis Presley items, listening to country and Elvis music and attending family reunions. She was preceded in death by brother James Lee Gambill. Phyllis is survived by her loving daughter Lynn P. Gibson of Middleburg; brothers Larry Ray Gambill of Ashland, KY and Randy Allen (Veronica) Gambill of Lake Worth, FL; sisters Betty Poulain of Macclenny, Jeannie (Jerry) Sheets of Huntington, WV, Carol Penning ton of Macclenny and Arletta Fay Huddleston of Buckhannon, WV; granddaughter Angyl Porter (Joshua) Kille of Jacksonville, sister-inlaw Carolyn Sue Gambill of Florence, SC; many nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Ms. Russell will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 11 am at Raiford Road Church with Pastor Eddie Griffis officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends the morning of the funeral from 9:30 11 am at the church. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements. 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 The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Rebecca LauramorePhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: . . . . . . 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service . . 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service . . 6:00 pm Wednesday Night . . . . . 7:30 pm New Hope Church, Inc.23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Childrens Church 11:00 a.m. Evening Services 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all 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 MACCLENNY CHURCH OF CHRIST573 S. 5th St. 259-6059Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 amWorship Services 11:00 am Wed. Bible Study 7:00 pmMinister Sam F. Kitching 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 Everyone welcome! 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 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 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 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny Phyllis Russell Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional Care ....... . . . . . . .................. rr rfnnnrtbb f ntnbrnr rbt r n rrrntbrtnbr r Hebrew Messianic Assembly Baker Countys only Synagogue of any kind Yes, we believe in and love Jesus-Yahushua. Meeting Saturday-Shabbat 12 PMCall firstname.lastname@example.orgWe are here to stay! Matthew 28:20 Committed to serving your family with the honesty, respect and integrity you deserveVisit our website for helpful resourceswww.forbesfuneralhome.net380 North Lowder St. | Macclenny259-4600FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED H.M. Hank Forbes, Jr. Owner/Licensed Funeral Director FORBESFUNERAL HOME Gator coach headlines YMCA awards banquetFlorida Gator head coach Will Muschamp (above) exhorted the virtues of volunteers and others inspiring youths via the YMCA during the organizations April 11 Playmakers Dinner at the First Baptist of Macclennys Family Life Center. The second annual event recognizes individuals and organizations in Baker County that promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Emceed by YMCA board chair Mag McGauley of Glen St. Mary, the banquet was followed by presentations of Youth Development Awards to Andy Johnston and Alice Oswald for their volunteer work with the YMCA and Baker Bullets swim team; the Social Responsibility Award went to Y volunteer and board member Shelly Neri; the Healthy Living Award to Kristie Fletcher; the Business Playmaker Award to the Baker County Rotary Club and the Business Youth Development Award to Country Federal Credit Union.A Macclenny man was arrested the morning of April 27 and charged with a dozen overnight vehicle burglaries in his north city neighborhood. Michael Doyle, 18, who resides on Blueberry Court in the Rolling Hills subdivision off CR 23B, admitted to county deputies he was responsible for the crimes, and all of the stolen items were recovered after dawn that morning. Deputy Chris Walker said a neighbor called police after seeing a man matching Mr. Doyles description acting suspiciously about 6 am on Huckleberry Trail South. He drove up on the suspect standing outside his residence and Mr. Doyle insisted he had just left his house. the witness told Sgt. Shawn Bishara the suspect was wearing dark clothing and a dark baseball hat with white letter ing similar to what he had just seen Mr. Doyle wearing. Deputy Walker returned to the residence, where Mr. Doyle exited without a shirt or hat, and responded It was me, man when asked about the similarity in clothing. He then pointed to items on the ground near his driveway, including a computer tower, handgun and a pair of boots. All turned out to be taken from parked cars in the area. More items were found in the suspects house after his mother gave police permission to search, and others including two more handguns, were found off the property after the suspect led police to them. Mr. Doyle is charged with three counts of armed bur arm theft and seven of misdemeanor larceny. The property taken that night and recovered ranged from computers owned by the school district to electronic notebooks, ammunition, sunglasses, a tool set, DVD player and other personal items.In loving memory ofLaverne ArlineDaddyI am so thankful to have had you in my life. As a child you guided me, and as an adult, you were my friend. I will miss your visits and you calling me to meet you for lunch. You will always be in my heart. I love and miss you. YOUR CHILDRENJUDY, CARLA, ROLAND AND KIM AND GRANDCHILDREN In loving memory ofTessa Lynn GodwinFeb. 2, 1990May 4, 2003As we celebrate your tenyear home going, we will savor the precious memories that you gave us. We miss your laugh, smile, touch and your sweet voice. We wait patiently for the day that we will be together again forever. ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS, YOUR FAMIL Y In loving memory ofDeborah Lynn Gris08/28/1980-05/01/2001Each time we see the sun go down, it seems the end of day. And yet, we know the sun is rising somewhere far away. And when we lose someone we love, we learn to trust somehow that a new life, in a brighter place, is just be ginning now. A place of grace and peace and joy beyond all time and sorrow, where loving hearts who part today will meet again tomorrow. WE LOVE YOU ALWAYS, MOM, DAD, JOEY, MEREDITH, HUNTER, AUNT DIANE ANDGRANNY GRIFFIS Thanks so muchThe family of Coach Tom Covington wants to express its appreciation to the community for the outpouring of love and blessings during our time of loss. Your thoughtfulness, gen erosity and shared memories were very much appreciated and will be cherished for years to come.The Coach Tom Covington family How to cope when cops die Crews. mon spoke about his role in a suicide-by-cop incident in 1992, in which a mentally unstable offstanders and was killed by police. That prompted this work with and around mental health professionals. He shared his perspective on stress management techniques, therapeutic counseling and life coaching. Charles Ray Shinholser finished out the day-long training. His son died in the line of duty while serving with JSO in 1988 and Mr. Shinholser went on to help establish the northeast Florida chapter of COPS 10 years later. While it was an emotional training session for many, Mr. Crews said its uniqueness likely cers. Ive had so many people call back or e-mail and say, Thats one of the best training sessions Ive been through, he said, adding the association plans to re serve a day at its annual confer ence this summer to address the topic again.Seminar held here PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Sheri Rick Beseler (right) and Detective Matthew Hanline of Clay County. start planning now to HONOR YOUR SENIOR in this years graduation section THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS visit our website 904.259.2400 We publish obituaries & pictures FREE!
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For all your total lawn needs, call the best and take a rest. 259-7388 Residential and Business Licensed & Insured4/18-5/9pDUGARD CONSTRUCTIONCustom Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling Room Additions904-259-5008CBC# 060309 3/14-9/5pROGER RAULERSON WELL DRILLING2 and 4 wells 24 Hour Service Calls 259-7531 Licensed & Insured Family owned & operated12/31tfc JOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBING Call 904-259-4580CFC056961 5/2-30pPRINTING & F AXINGBlack & White and Color Copies Custom Business Forms Business Cards & Signs Invitations for any occasion The Ofce Mart 110 South Fifth Street259-3737 5/19tfcPRESSURE WASHING AND PAINTINGReasonable rates Free estimates904-562-0258 259-28364/18-5/2pDEPENDABLE HEATING, AC AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 259-6546Elec. license # EC-0001471 AC license # CA-C057649 2/10tfcFULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIESShower and anniversary invitations The Ofce Mart 110 South 5th Street259-37374/28tfc Site Work UnlimitedDriveways & Repairs | Land Clearing Fish Ponds & Much More For all your tractor service needs callDaniel Elixson 352.494.5829FREEESTIMATES 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, PRACTICAL NURSING 224 Duty Days Conduct the learning experience in the classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical areas. 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All foreign transcripts must be submitted with Position details and applications www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 email@example.comFGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/ EO College in Education and Employment 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 accompanied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for ac curacy of ads or notices given over the telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertising will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without notification of error by the person or agen cy for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party as sumes full payment re spon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse advertising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. Yessir the Franklin Mercantile is open for your business. Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Railroad crossing in Glen. 259-6040. 3/7tfc 2006 Holiday Rambler Alumascape 5th wheel, 31', excellent condition, loaded with extras; 2006 Chevrolet 2500 HD diesel. Total for both $51,500. Will sell trailer separately for $27,500. Call 904-653-1212. 5/2-9p Generator 3500 watt, needs little work, $60; table saw, $40; 5000 BTU window AC, $50; nice real wood queen sleigh bed headboard, footboard, frame and queen size mattress/box springs (complete bed), $350; solid wood dining table, no chairs, $50; bicycles, 10 speed/beach cruiser, $20 each. 904-408-1598, 259-2271. 5/2p Ford 2000 30 HP tractor, looks and runs great, $3000; 3 point hitch implements for sale. 912-266-1641, landline 912-8432768. 5/2p 8N Ford tractor, good condition, runs well; with mower. $2500 rm. 259-8418 after 5 p.m. 5/2p Vintage record collection. Mostly Post WWII. Swing, Big Band and Military related music. $1 per record. Call 904-397-0744. 5/2p The Plant Ladies: Friday and Saturday, 9-1, across from Richards Meat Market. Fig trees, confederate jasmine, yesterdays, gaura, gerbera daisies, coreopsis, boxwood, small bottle brush trees, mulberry and golden rain trees, hanging baskets $6, lots more. Department of Agriculture #4800569. 5/2p 60 HP John Deere tractor, $5000; 60 HP Massey Ferguson 4X4, 300 hours, $13,000. Randy 904-838-2648. 5/2-9p Maytag washer and dryer, like new condition. $195. 904-408-9510. 5/2c 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 Camille Beckman hand cream, Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridges, rubber stamps and much more. We specialize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc MISCELLANEOUS Christian Cleaning Service, house or business. Call for free estimate. Selina, 904-210-2039 or Jamie, 904-201-0925. 5/2-9p Light tree trimming and tree work. Call 904-309-2681. 5/2-9p We install 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Alcoholics anonymous meetings Monday and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904-9947750. 209 Macclenny Ave. 1/3-12/27/13p Landscaping mulch. Thrift Log Homes. 259-2900. 3/7tfc 47 LOTS in Rarity Bay on Tellico Lake, East Tennessee. FORECLOSURE AUCTION. May 11, 10:30 AM. Furrow Auction Co. 1-800-4FURROW. www.furrow.com TN Lic. #62. 5/2p MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Ofce Assistant. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training gets you Job ready ASAP. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294. 5/2p MEDICAL CAREERS begin here Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer and Financial Aid if qualied. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-203-3179 www.CenturaOnline.com. 5/2p AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualied Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769. 5/2p DIRECTV Ofcial TV Deal Americas top satellite provider! 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Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix. 904-275-4420. 5/2-9p 4 walker hounds, 1-2 years old, $300; Garmin GPS with 2 collars, 1 year old, $600; 217 tracking box with 5 collars, 1 year old, $700. Unable to rejoin hunting club. 904-237-3721. 5/2-23p FOUND Small/medium size Poodle mix. Found at Exxon by Burger King. 904-545-2502. 5/2p 5 hunting dog puppies. Near Turner Cemetary on Cow Pen Road. Call to identify and claim. 259-7531. 5/2p HELP WANTED Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classied advertising on subjects like work-at-home, weight loss products, health products. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no 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 Avon Sales Reps Needed. Join our team for $10. Call Sharon 904-772-7142 or join online www.startAvon.com. Reference code: shamilton or shop www.youravon. com/shamilton. 5/2-9p Receptionist needed. Computer skills a must. Reliable & able to communicate clearly. Send resume to comment@ PritchettTrucking.com or apply in person at Pritchett Trucking, Lake Butler. 5/2c Qualied HHA/CNAs-Hiring for In Home care. Please call Home Instead Senior Care. 904-215-8520. Drug Free Workplace. 4/25-5/16p Part time church secretary. First United Methodist Church, 93 N. 5th Street, Macclenny. Mail resume or call for application 259-3551. 4/25-5/2c Drivers: All miles PAID (Loaded & Empty). Home on the weekends! Running ClassA CDL Flatbed. Lease to Own-No Money Down. CALL: 888-880-5916. 5/2p Janitor needed part time. No criminal background; must have experience, must live in Macclenny/Glen area. Send name, phone number and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. 5/2p RN/LPN, full time; 12 hour shifts, days/ night/weekends. We are looking for TEAM players. Must pass level 2 AHCA screen ing. Apply in person to Macclenny Nursing and Rehab. 755 S. 5th Street. An EEO/AA Employer/M/F/V/D. 5/2c Immediate opening for a full time Maintenance Supervisor at an apartment community. Previous experience and general knowledge in plumbing, electrical, car pentry and HVAC repair. Pool certication a plus. Position pays $14.00/hour. Submit resumes to: email@example.com or fax (850) 914-8470. EOE and Drug Free Workplace. 5/2-9p Tire Service Tech-Competitive Pay & Benets! Must have 2 years experienceheavy duty tire maintenance. Apply: 1050 SE 6th St., Lake Butler, FL. 4/25-5/2p Childrens Elite Preschool is accepting applications for a teachers position. If interested, please call 259-1373. 4/255/2c Experienced painters needed. Must have own tools. Peacock Painting, 2595877. 2/21tfc T PI/SPIB Lumber Graders: We are an EEOC, drug free workplace. We offer Dental &Health Insurance, paid Holidays and Vacation. Apply at Gilman Building Products, CR 218 Maxville, FL or fax resume to 904-289-7736. 4/11-5/2c Auto Sales, In home sales or any sales experience. Small roong company looking for an outside salesman, no roong experience needed, will train. Please call 1-866959-7663. 5/2-30p Driver One Cent Raise after 6 and 12 months. $0.03 Enhanced Quarterly Bonus. Daily or Weekly Pay, Hometime Options. CDL-A, 3 months OTR exp. 800-414-9569. www.driveknight.com. 5/2p Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualied drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway. com. EOE. 5/2p DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! (888) 3681964. 5/2p IN A RUT? WANT A CAREER, NOT JUST A JOB? Train to be a professional truck driver in ONLY 16 DAYS. The avg. truck driver earns $700+/wk*. Get CDL Training @ NFCC/Roadmaster. Approved for Veterans Training. Dont Delay, Call Today. 866-4670060 *DOL/BLS 2012. 5/2p REAL ESTATE Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any 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 parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings adver tised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800669-9777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 1 acre, Hunters Ridge; off main road; paved street, quiet neighborhood. 904338-1556. 5/2-9p Lots for sale, Copper Creek and Gleneld Oaks subdivisions. $32,000 each. Call 904-813-1580. 2/7tfc acre lot just outside city limits with mobile home. Mobile home has no value. $35,000, down payment $1,500. $324/ month. Call 904-813-1580. 12/13tfc T FOR RENT Real Estate with Garlon Webb. 55 Macclenny Avenue, West, 1 BR, 1 BA. $475/ month plus $500 deposit. 904-408-9146. 5/2p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home. $600/month, deposit required. 904-545-7688. 5/2p 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in Glen. $600/ month plus $600 deposit. Service animals only. 386-344-5065. 5/2p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, located in Macclenny behind Winn Dixie. W/D hook-ups. $500/month plus $500 deposit. 904-4082480. 5/2p 3 BR, 2 BA singlewide. Fresh paint, new carpet, W/D hook-up, 2 sheds, water softener; clean and ready to move in. $600/ month plus 1st, last and $300 deposit. 259-5877. 5/2tfc 2 BR, 1 BA 14X60 mobile home in Macclenny. Living room, kitchen with appliances, air and heat. $600/month plus $800 deposit. 259-6966 5/2c 2 BR, 1 BA cottage, furnished or unfur nished, 10 miles North of Macclenny. Rent by week or month. 912-843-2093. 4/255/2p 2 BR, 1 BA duplex apartment with all appliances, including washer and dryer. $675/month plus $675 deposit. 904-5912790 or 259-3300. 4/25tfc 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in country. $600/ month plus $500 deposit. 904-923-2191. 4/25-5/16c 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home on 1 acre. $550/ month; 2 BR, 1 BA on 1 acre, $600/ month plus deposits. Maxville/Middleburg. 904-289-7784 or 904-910-5089. 5/2p Lots for rent in Macclenny and Cuy ler. Ready for mobile home. 259-6735. 12/13tfc Clean 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home. 8306 Woodlawn Road. $550/month plus $550 deposit. Call 904-813-1580 or 259-2255. 4/4tfc 2 or 3 BR mobile home $385-$550; half acre; garbage, water, sewer, lawn provided, family neighborhood. 912-843-8118 or 904-699-8637. www.rentyes.net. 1/17tfc 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home in Sanderson; on 1 acre corner lot, front/back porch. $750/ month plus $800 deposit. 904-251-4130. 4/25-5/2p Clean 2 BR, 1 BA duplex. 8762 S. Ben Rowe Road. $550/month plus $550 deposit. Available May 1. Call 259-2255 or 904-813-1580. 4/18tfc 3 BR, 1 BA brick home with CH/A, large yard, enclosed double garage. $950/month plus deposit. 259-6849. 5/2c 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Kozy Korners. CH/A; $535/month, 1st, last and $300 deposit. We supply water, lawn service and trash pick-up. 259-7335. 3/28tfc 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on acre on 125 S. and Mudlake Road. 1344 SF, shed and new appliances. $750/month plus $1050 deposit. 259-9066. 3/28tfc 2 BR,1 BA mobile home with bonus room, $425/month plus $425 deposit; 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, $400/month plus $400 de posit. Garbage, water, sewage, lawn care included. First months rent pro-rated. 912-843-8165 or 904-219-2690. 4/4tfc 1 acre mobile home lot in Macclenny. Ready for mobile home. 259-6735. 11/8tfc Smoky Mountain cabin with trout stream; near Cherokee, NC, Pigeon Forge, Dollywood and Gatlinburg, TN. $350/week. 386-752-0013. 4/4-5/30p COMMERCIAL FR Professional retail office space for lease. Prime location on Hwy 121 Call 259-9022 for details. 11/3tfc MOBILE HOMES 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 2+ acres. 1560 SF. Front/back porches, new vinyl siding and new metal roof. Located in Glen. Owner nancing available. $67,500. 904-614-2383. 5/2c 3BR, 2 BA DW mobile home on a fenced 1 acre lot close to city. With large shed and pond. $89,900. 904-251-5312. 4/18-5/9p Like New 4 BR DW mobile home. New everything; kitchen, baths, etc. Set-up and delivered. $39,900. 259-4663. waynefri ermacclenny.com. 4/25-5/16c I buy used mobile homes. Cash. Paid immediately. 259-4663. 4/25-5/16c Used singlewide, remodeled. $16,900. Set-up and delivered. 259-4663. waynefriermacclenny.com. 4/25-5/16c FORECLOSURE, 3 BR, 2 BA on 1.15 acres. Like new; on huge pond. $89,000 or $3500 down, $650/month. 259-4663. waynefriermacclenny.com. 4/25-5/16c FOR SALE YARD SALES Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.2:00 p.m., 4668 Barber Road. Annual sale. Pictures, home decor, kitchen, pool supplies, Polaris pool cleaner, TVs, clothes. Look for the big tent. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-?, W. Thomas Circle Drive, Macclenny. 2 family yard sale. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-?, 1151 Copper Creek Drive. Huge garage sale. Furniture, household items, clothes and lots of stuff. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-?, 10448 Andrew Raulerson Road, Glen. Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Macclenny II, 4477 Dogwood Street. 3 families. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. until items sell, US 90 storage unit 67. Furniture, housewares, variety of items; priced to sell. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 6255 Miltondale Road, follow signs. Boys and girls clothes infant-3T, shoes, toys, furniture and small appliances. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 4394 Birch Street, Macclenny. Church Camp fundraiser. Lots of furniture, tools, electronics, clothes for all ages; you name it, we may have it. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., 10424 St. Marys Circle, East. Lots of clothes for all ages, $1 and under; lots of other items. Rain cancels. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-?, 1316 Copper Plantation Court in Macclenny. Lots of miscellaneous items. 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Commissioner Gordon Crews was also a little concerned about the drop, but agreed with Mr. Bishops predictions. Every time the numbers drop we should be a little concerned, he said. Does it make me think the skys falling? No. I think the number will come back up. I think we have a good relationship with ICE and the Marshals. I dont think thats changed at all. In fact, Mr. Bishop believes that relationship is strong and nancial health. We of course communicate with both ICE and USMS [U.S. Marshals Service] often about this and urge them to utilize the facility. Coincidental with this, we make sure the facility is operating at the highest standard according to their requirements, which does have a direct impact on their willingness to place more inmates here, he said. Commissioner Mark Hartley is optimistic as well. He will continue to monitor the inmate counts and rely on the commissions representative on BCDCs board of directors, former county commissioner Alex Robinson, to sound the alarm if need be. I dont know what that amount would have to get down to, but we have a representative there, so Im sure hell keep us up to date if it every gets to that point, he said. But I dont foresee that. Im very optimistic. Commissioner Crews said he intends to keep a close eye on policy changes in Washington that could impact ICE detainee numbers here, given they account for about half the facilitys prisoner population. Thats about all you can do at this point, he said. Commissioner James Croft, who requested monthly reports oners in March, shares Mr. Crews concern about policy shifts at the federal level. But he appears more worried than his counterparts about the drop in inmate numbers, speby extension the county, going forward. I know Im hashing up old stuff ... but there was a lot of discussion about whether the county is liable for those bonds, Commissioners Croft said recently. The word was put down by the county and BCDC folks that theres no liability issue for the county, but theres a line [in an agreement between the county and BCDC] that talks about the best efforts of the county. That opens up the door. The language Mr. Croft referenced calls for the county to make its best efforts, short of allocating property tax revenue, to ensure the bond debt is repaid in a timely manner. Should those efforts become necessary, Mr. Croft is afraid the county budget could take a large hit. I dont want to see that happen, but if something bad was to happen and we lost the federal inmates and we become liable, then it has a major impact on the budget, he said. So the purpose of asking for the inmate numbers is to see if theres a potential for that to come into play, and how much loss are we looking at? The best efforts language was inserted because the bonds could not be sold without at least a commitment by the county to try to assist if it became necessary, according to a February 2008 memo from county attorney Terry Brown, who also represents BCDC. Mr. Brown went on to say that even if bond purchasers could be found without the best efforts language, the interest rate on the bonds would be higher and BCDC would be responsible for paying back $225,000 more each year than it would with the language included. Plus, the attorney wrote, the county commission should make its best efforts to stave off foreclosure anyway, since every county needs a place for its prisoners and the sheriffs department. Commissioner Giddens said he had concerns about the best efforts language at one time, but after reviewing minutes from county commission meetings before the deal was struck between BCDC and the county, hes of the opinion we are not liable should BCDC fail. I would not be against having a different legal opinion on any potential liability, but I dont think we need to spend any money on that at this time, he said by e-mail in mid-April. I am OK with the opinion of our current legal counsel. Commissioner Crews and Hartley echoed those sentiments. Ive been challenged about this by a few people, said Mr. Crews, but every time its addressed the same way: the county is in no way liable. Thats the legal opinion weve gotten every time. Commissioner Jimmy Anderson did not respond to requests for comment on the drop in federal inmates. From page 1
Page13M A Y 2, 2013 Page12M A Y 2, 2013 It was a disappointing end to the season for the Wildcat baselead against Bishop Kenny in the district title game on April 25, losing 9-5. Still, the Cats to travel to Ponte Vedra at 7 pm on Thursday, the regionals. BCHS beat Forrest 10-0 on April 23 at home to get to the district championship. Jared Crews picked up his third win of the Ethan Wilkerson had three hits and Hunter Hanks added two hits to lead the offense. The Cats looked to have the championship wrapped up on April 25 when they jumped out to a 5-0 lead. But Kenny rallied back for the win, which frustrated Coach Fred Matricardi. We didnt hit, pitch or play defense well enough to win, said Matricardi. Youd think a 5-0 lead would do the job but we didnt deserve to win. Hunter Hanks started on the mound and Jacob Milton took the loss in relief. Matricardi is taking nothing for granted as the team travels to Ponte Vedra. They are a tough team that was in the state championship game last year. They have a good arm but I expect our guys to play better than we did Thursday, he said. SCHOOL LUNCH MENUMay 6 10Offered everyday:Fat free flavored/unflavored milk choice with all meals. Cold plate or salad. cinnamon toast, assorted fruit juice. Monday, May 6Breakfast: Cereal with toast, fruit juice. Lunch: Shrimp poppers with macaroni & cheese, roll or baked lasagna with roll. Choice of orange wedges, fruit juice, garden salad or green peas.Tuesday, May 7Breakfast: Pancakes, raisins, fruit juice. Lunch: Bualo chicken with roll or cheesesticks with marinara. Choice of pears and peaches, apple, garden salad or mashed potatoes.Wednesday, May 8Breakfast: Chicken biscuit, applesauce and fruit juice. Lunch: Chicken nuggets with a roll or pork ribette on a bun. Choice of banana, fruit juice, garden salad, sweet potato or baked beans.Thursday, May 9Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, banana or fruit juice. Lunch: Tacos or beef & bean burrito. Choice of corn, grapes or fruit juice and cookie.Friday, May 10Breakfast: Ham & cheese biscuit, pears or fruit juice. Lunch: Pulled pork sandwich or pepperoni pizza. Choice of fruit juice, fruit, broccoli with cheese, garden salad. Family reunionThe Howard-Johns family reunion will be held on May 4 at the Ag Center on US 90 in west Macclenny. It begins at 1 pm with a dinner. All relatives of the late Ealy Allison Howard and Lossie Moe Johns Howard are invited. Please bring a favorite dish.Band group seeks donors for yard saleThe public and supporters of school bands are asked to donate saleable items for an upcoming yard sale to raise funds for musical instruments. Items may be dropped off at the band rooms at both BCHS and BCMS after school hours in the afternoons. If you have something that needs to be picked up, please call 259-3051 to make arrangements. The Baker County Friends of Instrumental Arts will furnish letters for tax deduction purposes to donors who furnish their names and phone numbers when they drop off items. The yard sale is at Friendship Park in Glen St. Mary on May 18. For more information, telephone Kim Pietrowski at 904334-4499. COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION www.countryfcu.com Join us for our2013 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERSHIP at the Macclenny BranchRefreshments & Door Prizes Does your banker know you by name? The Wildcat volleyball teams car wash fundraiser, originally set for last Saturday but cancelled due to rain, was rescheduled for May 4 from 9 am to noon at the Lowder Street Exxon station. Team coach Heather Sulkowksi said tickets for car wash that were already sold will still be honored.Mr. and Mrs. BennettWed March 29thAlicia Marie DeBoe and Joshua Taylor Bennett, both of Macclenny, were married at 6 pm on March 29 at Nocatee in Ponte Vedra. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Lisa Deboe of Glen St. Mary and is employed as a registered nurse at St. Vincents South in Jacksonville. The groom is the son of Anthony and Sissy Bennett of Macclenny and is a corrections officer at Union Correctional. The couple enjoyed a honey moon cruise to the Western Carribean and will live in Macclenny.Thri reunionThe annual Thrift family re union will be held on Sunday, May 5 at the home of Felton Thrift in the Georgia Bend, It begins at 1 pm; bring your family and food to celebrate the Thrift heritage. Take SR 121 north to Highway 185 just north of the state line. Turn left on Alfred Thrift Rd. (mile marker 3). BCHS freshmen FFA students Hannah Wilkerson and Scarlett culture demonstrations this past weekend at the University of Florida. Hannah and Scarlett prepared for this career development event for six weeks and I am so proud of their accomplishment, said sponsor Cacee Ford. More than 100 teams and individuals from throughout Florida gathered to compete for the top spot. The event is designed to stimulate careful planning, thorough knowledge and the ability to explain, by work and action, the how and why of various horticulture practices. the team. Senior Sarah Harrell took one of the top spots in the FFA ag education career development event held April 26 at the University of Florida. Twenty chapters from throughout Florida gathered to compete for the top 10 spots in this inaugural event. Harrell placed second in the selection process for North Florida. The top 10 participants will advance to compete for the state championship in June. The purpose of the event is to emphasize basic skills necessary for a career as an agricultural educator. Teaching agriculture involves teaching students about applications of science, management, leadership and technology source industry. Teaching methods emphasize hands on approaches where application of skills and knowledge is central to lesson presentations. Agricultural Education strives to make learning enjoyable, mean ingful and lasting. PHOTO COURTESY O F CACEE FORD Miss Browning and Miss Wilkerson.Harrell captures 2nd place at ag eventFirst place nish PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Church of Latter-Day Saints kick o trash p/uThe group above, many from the Church of Latter-Day Saints in Macclenny, spent Saturday morning cleaning up the shoulders of South 5th Street as part of the countys new clean-up eort. The county supplies vests, caps and other supplies to volunteers who organize litter pickups along the countys roadways and parks. For more information about the program, please call the county at 259-3613. BOB GERARD | SPOR TS The Lady Wildcat softball team came from behind to defeat Matanzas 8-3 on April 25 to adwhere they will face Ponte Vedra on the road on Tuesday night, April 30. The Cats left it till late, trailing inning but exploding for six runs in the sixth inning to snatch the win. Corley Sweat got the win on the mound, allowing only one hit in four innings pitched. Starter Mackenzie Wingard went two innings and gave up only two hits. The Cats jumped out on top Hodges reached on a bunt and Kylie Holton brought her home with a double to open scoring. The Pirates tied the game and went ahead with a pair of runs in the second inning. It could have been a big inning for Matanzas but the Cats got out of the inning with the bases loaded. Matanzas went up 3-1 in the fourth, but BCHS got one back when Branda Jarvis doubled and was brought in by Brooke Roberts. The game looked all but over went down to ground outs. Then Brooke Roberts got the rally going with a two-out double and Genie Taylor whacked a two-run homer. Sweat, Delicia Washington, Hodges and Brandie Callaway all scored to put the game away for BCHS. Hodges was 4 for 4 on the night. The win brought the Cats overall record to 21-2. Lady Cats are in semi-nalsWith win over Matanzas PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON Clockwise from above: Jennifer Hodges narrowly avoids the tag at second, Genie Taylor (No. 3) is congratulated by teammates for a home run, Branda Jarvis makes the out at second, and McKenzie Wingard at the plate; all during the 8-3 win over Matanzas April 25. Kenny erases ve run lead to win district Ruise Jr. gets MVP as C ats top scorer 3 C ats place at state meet PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON Clockwise from above: Ethan Wilkerson meets the runner at home for an out, Hunter Hanks slides for the catch and Mikal Flores with an out at rst.BOB GERARD | SPOR TS Charles Ruise Jr. was named MVP at the annual BCHS basketball awards ceremony on April 22 in the BCHS gym. The son of Coach Charles Ruise Sr. was also the top scorer for the Cats as point guard. Ruise was also named Best Offensive Player. He averaged 21.8 points per game for the Wildcats this season. Cameron Mack won Most Assists with 5.6 per game. Jesse Gardner was the teams Best Free Throw Shooter with a 79 percent average for the season. Best Shot Blocker and Best Rebounder went to CeCe Jeffer son. He had 2.6 blocks per game and 160 rebounds for the season. Johnny Lamb was the Most Versatile player and also won the Todd Ferriera Funeral Home Se nior Player of the Year. There were two junior varsity awards given out at the ceremony and they went to Logan Kish and Christian Johns.BOB GERARD | SPOR TS The Wildcat track team posted a good showing at the 2A state championships at Hodges Stadium at UNF this past weekend. Mike Boone and Rashodd Hadtheir events. triple jump with a 45 5. Shathe even with a 49 10 hop, skip and jump. Hadley finished fifth in the shot put with a 51 7 throw. Frederick Jones of Monsignor Pace won the event with a 58 5 throw. CeCe Jefferson and Hadley tively, in the discus. 55 schools competing. The annual Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Glitz, Glam and goodies will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 10 am-3 pm at the First Baptist Church of Macclennys Family Life center. The day for the ladies features shopping, food, entertainment, raffles and drawings. Vendors who cater to ladies are welcome and vendor booths are free to Chamber members ($50 for non-members). All are asked to have drawings at their booths. Some that will be participating include It Works, Pampered Chef, Goodie 2 Shoes, Classy Crossroads, American Cancer Society and others. For more information and to register for a booth, contact the Chamber at 259-6433 or email@example.comGlitz etc. scheduled for M ay 18 start planning now to HONOR YOUR SENIOR in this years graduation sectionDiscount Deadline May 3THE BAKER COUNTY PRESSwww.bakercountypress.com 904.259.2400 Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? 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Page 14 T B C P ursday, May 2, 2013 start planning now to HONOR YOUR SENIOR in this years graduation section THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS www.bakercountypress.com 904.259.2400 members those who lost their fight against the disease, all while raising money for cancer research and the American Cancer Society. The band is kind of passionate about the whole thing, said Mr. Thomas, 39, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2005. They saw what I went and going through radiation. Theyve all lost somebody to cancer, he said. Its very close to our hearts. Though the fund raising isnt ty scheduled at the end of May, various relay teams from Baker County have donated some $34,000 to the cause thus far. About $7700 arrived during the 17-hour relay held overnight April 26 and 27. Event chair Kristie Fletcher said last years effort raised about $34,000 in all and more funds are expected to come in this sum mer. We expect a few thousand more as four more teams have a considerable amount yet to contribute, she said. More than 250 relay team members participated, including nearly 50 cancer survivors, and most of them were accompanied by a supporting cast of family and friends. Mrs. Fletcher guessed about 1000 people took part in the 2013 relay. The greatest success is seeing survivors enjoy themselves and their families and just watching them take the time to celebrate the journey on which cancer has taken them, said Mrs. Fletcher. We dont typically celebrate milestones much anymore in our country and community. This is an opportunity to do that for them. Typically this disease alienates people, but at relay, they see they have a common bond with other survivors and rejoice in their victory. Planning for next years relay will begin soon with a rally in June. We are looking for new faces to help in the planning process for next years relay, Mrs. Fletcher said. We want to maintain the tradition we began in 2011 to fund raise early and recruit most of our teams in early fall. Mr. Thomas had just one word to describe this years relay. The only thing I can say is awesome, he said. Baker CounAmerican Cancer Society. From page 1Relay for Life draws 250 teams PHOTOS BY JON FLETCHER Above, 18-month-old Sarah Chance makes strides with her mother and grandpa. Here grandmother, Diane Chance, is a cancer survivor. Below, other cancer survivors circle the track at the start of the 17-hour relay. At top right is relay committee member Beverly Stewart lighting luminaries.