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The Baker County press
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Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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904.259.2400 bcpress@nefcom.netCOVERING BAKER COUNTY SINCE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Out of sight, out of mind, so the old saying goes. But not in the case of Macclennys under ground sanitary sewer pipes. Nearly 28 miles of subterranean pipes that have been transporting wastewater to the citys treatment plant day and night for half a century is very much on the minds of city officials these days. The system is old, fragile and in need of a complete overhaul at an estimated cost of about $12.7 million, City Manager Phil Rhoden told the city commission at a meeting the evening of June 10. But with state grant money and completed gradually over a period of time, he said, the project is feasible and should move forward. The council agreed. Were going to eat this elephant one bite at a time, Mr. Rhoden said, noting the meta phorical meal of clay, asbestos and PVC likely will take several years to complete. The city manager told the council he plans to seek as much grant money as possible to help could end up costing the city as much as one-third of the total cost. The city already has received a $1 million appropriation from the Florida Legislature this year, which does not have to be paid back, and the commission authorized the city manager to submit an application for a $4.2 million state grant that could require some local matching funds. Commissioners agreed that the proposed improvements should not be put off any longer, citing numerous pipe breaks and leaks that have required expensive emergency repairs. We really have no choice but to start doing this, Mayor Gary Dopson said. Hardly a month goes by that we dont have another rupture. In addition to the state appropriation and the proposed state grant, the city hopes to receive $700,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds and assistance from the St. Johns River Water Manage project, Mr. Rhoden said. The $12.7 million cost estimate for the overhaul was prepared by Mittauer & Associates, Inc. last month at a cost of sev eral thousand dollars. Thats one bill the city hopes it has to pay. If were not funded it doesnt cost us a dime, the city manager told the council. The citys storm water system, the pipes that transport rainwater to the treatment plant, is also in need of major improvements but well deal with that later, Mr. Rhoden said. In other business last week the city board: Approved the city man agers request to proceed with plans to drill a second well at the Walmart Distribution Center, which has come close to be ing without water a couple of times due to water pressure failures. The project will cost about $460,000. Were under contract to provide water to Walmart, Mr. JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR jonshu@live.comLifelong Gator fan Delicia Washington is going to get to live her dream. The Lady Wildcat basketball star verbally committed to the University of Florida June 12 after visiting the school the same day. By ketball program in BCHS history. Im very excited about it, Washington said. It feels like I put in a lot of work and it came in time. bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll. WHO WILL YOU SUPPORT IN THE DISTRICT 4 SCHOOL BOARD RACE?45% Artie Burnet 21% Scammacca 20% None above See page 15Baker fugitive Bennett found in MarylandSee page 7MACCLENNY CITY COMMISSION Camp gives youths peak into Wildcat baseball program See page 15Coach MacPherson wants daily progress from the Wildcats See page 14 JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe Glen St. Mary teen arrested for holding a knife to her friends throat in the high schools cafeteria the morning of May 13 will remain in county jail following Judge Mark Moseleys denial of a motion for her release this week. Defendant Rheanna Ma rie Hodges, 17, was charged by the state attorneys office as an adult with two counts of ag gravated battery with a deadly weapon and transferred from a juvenile mental health treatment facility in Gainesville to the county jail here prior to her bond hearing the morning of June 17. During the hearing, Judge Moseley said the defendants counsel, public defender Julie Johnson, didnt present enough information about her clients cur rent mental health status for him to release her on her own recognizance, as requested in Ms. John sons motion. He said such information might convince him to release her to a mental health facility, rather than keeping her in jail under a $300,000 bond. According to witnesses and surveillance video of the incident, Ms. Hodges was in the BCHS cafe teria with friends, complimenting the victims and other students appearances, when she asked the victim, also 17, to stand up while she stood behind her. The victim stood and thats when Ms. Hodges put a knife to her classmates throat and began yelling. Soon another friend of the victim grabbed Ms. Hodges hand holding the knife and pulled it away from the victims neck, and the two fell to the ground fighting. The friend, Alyssa McLar en, 14, of Macclenny said she was able to take the knife and pass it to another student while being struck by Ms. Hodges in the face multiple times. Other students helped separate the teens, by which time school employee Cynthia Kirkland approached and took the suspect to principal Tom Hills office. The victim, meanwhile, fled to another part of the cafeteria. Police recovered four knives from the suspect that morning: two 6-inch steak knives, an 8-inch fillet knife and a 12-inch bread knife. Rheanna Hodges stated she has thought of killing people a lot [and] school is a place where she has been bullied a lot.BCSO Investigator Tracie BentonSee page 2 PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Rheanna Hodges is led into court Tuesday by deputies for her bond hearing. PHOTO BY DONN A JE A N Rep. Elizabeth Porter with the citys plant operator Dennis FinleyBCHS knife attacker charged as adultMIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Opening a business in Macclenny is about to get more ex pensive. Last week the Macclenny City Commission gave preliminary approval to an ordinance increasing occupational license taxes for all types of businesses, including retail and wholesale operations, contractors, doctors, service occupations and numerous others. The tax for most businesses would increase $25 a year from the present tax, which varies according to the number of employees. For example, the tax paid by the owner of a business employing up to five workers would go from $50 to $75 and those with 25 or more employ ees would begin paying $175 instead of the $150 they had been paying. al license tax has not been increased in 24 years. It currently generates $26,000 to $28,000 a year in revenue. The highest occupational taxes in the city are levied on those licensed as hypnotists, palm ists, seers, astrologers and head shops. Those taxes would in crease from $1,125 to $1,150. are set high intentionally to discourage people from setting up shop in Macclenny who would the ordinance: Every person who is en gaged in the practice of fore seeing or foretelling the future, in fortunetelling by any means, including but not limited to the reading of the lines on the palm of a persons hand, the stars, tarot cards or a Ouija board, in the practice of inducing a psychically induced sleep-like condition in which the submit responds to the suggestions of the hypnotist, or in selling drug paraphernalia and the like ... Darryl Register, director of the Baker County Chamber of Commerce, told the board that he had no objections to the proposed tax increase but he felt obligated to point something out to the board. There seems to be an abundance of vacant storefronts in Macclenny, he said, adding that any additional costs could deter Will hike business licensing Purchase this photo at Photo by Jon ShumakeDelicia Washington during a summer workout June 16. Top Gun Washington verbally commits to UF $12M price tag for upgradeReplacing aging city sewer linesSee page 2 See page 2 Former UF All-American Larry Dupree dead at 70-see page 10


Page 2 T B C P ursday, June 19, 2014Rhoden said. Weve had two (pressure) failures out there already. We would have two sources of water (with an addi tional well) in case one fails. In addition to ensuring the distribution center continues to have a reliable source of water, he said, a second well would serve the dual role of providing water for future development when the eastern bypass route is eventually built through hundreds of woodland acres from U.S. 90 to CR 228. Council members agreed that the need for an additional well in the area has become critical. It sounds like a must have to me, Councilman Mark Bryant said. Mayor Dopson concurred, saying another well would give us the backup capacity we need. Crossroads Shopping Center | 816 S. 6th St. | Macclenny | Open 7 Days a Week 8 am 8 pmSALE PRICES GOOD JUNE 1824, 2014. CUCUMBERS2/$1 Crossroads Shopping Center | 816 S. 6th St. | Macclenny | Open 7 Days a Week 8 am 8 pm 3 LB. BAGYELLOW ONIONS2/$4 PINEAPPLES2/$3 $100CELERY $699lb.Heavy Western Semi-Boneless RIBEYE STEAK $399lb.Heavy Western BEEF STIR FRY $159lb.USDA Inspected Fresh Fryer CHICKEN WINGS USDAINSPECTED 14 oz. Farmington Smoked, Cheddar & JalapenoBRATS 2/$5 8 Ct. Fairgrounds CORNDOGS$299 Heavy Western Lean & Tender BeefCUBE STEAK$449lb. 2 lb. Diamond ReefSWAI NUGGETS 2/$499 2.25 lb. Cedar Creek SLICED BACON$999 USDA Inspected Fresh GROUND BEEF$299lb. USDA Inspected Fresh Pork Boneless COUNTRY RIBS$299lb. USDA Inspected $ some new businesses from coming to town. Mayor Dopson said he appreciated the chamber leaders input, but didnt agree with his view. If $25 is going to make or break their business, they may as well not open, the mayor said. The ordinance is scheduled From page 1Hike in licenses... Price tag for replacing citys sewer lines $12.7MFellow students described Ms. Hodges as unstable, saying she has cut herself, run away from home and attempted sui cide in the past. The night before the alleged attack, police say Ms. Hodges planned out her actions and wrote a suicide note. Ms. Hodges, when interviewed by sheriffs office investigator Tracie Benton, said her intention was to hold the victim hostage to summon the campus deputy and then use the officers gun to kill herself, the investigators report shows. The suspect also spoke of tar geting another specific student whom she envied and going on a stabbing rampage to harm random students until police shot her. In addition, she admitted to having previous thoughts of murder and suicide, including decapitating female students in the schools bathroom, states Investigator Bentons report. Rheanna Hodges stated she has thought of killing people a lot [and] school is a place where she had been bullied a lot, wrote the officer. After the incident, a restraining order was issued to keep the suspect away from the victim. They reside about two-tenths of a mile from one another and were friends since the 9th grade, the victims father said during the 9 am bond hearing Tuesday. Thats when prosecutor Lorelie Papel argued to Judge Moseley that even with GPS monitoring of Ms. Hodges whereabouts, the close proximity between the victim and defendant in the Glenwood Subdivision would not give authorities enough time to respond should Ms. Hodges violate the protection order. Ms. Papel said the suspect was a danger to herself and others and should not be released from jail. Her actions were deliberate, said the prosecutor, adding that she was not hesitant to involve other students in her suicide plan. The judge took issue with the argument, however, asking why no Baker Act petition was filed if authorities believed Ms. Hodges was, in fact, a danger to herself and others. Public defender Ms. Johnson responded by saying her client was taken for a 72-hour mental health evaluation prior to the alleged attack at BCHS and then again after incident occurred, but doctors didnt believe a long-term commitment was warranted. Thats my understanding of what happened, she told the judge. In denying the motion for release by the defense, Judge Moseley said he was disappointed by the lack of information presented regarding Ms. Hodges mental health status or previous treatment, despite being in the system for more than a month. Im greatly concerned no options are being presented, he said, adding, I dont have enough information to release her. He also said he questioned why the state attorneys office did not file a Baker Act petition for the defendant to be placed in long-term treatment rather than jail. I dont understand that. Why not follow through with the appropriate action, especially with a juvenile? he asked. There was no answer from authorities, however. From page 1Will try BCHS knife attacker as adultFrom page 1 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Monday & Friday at 8 pm 209 Macclenny Ave.


Page3JUNE 19, 2014 Hometown heroes, particularly in Americas smaller communities, are often catapulted to that position on the basis of athletic prowess. In the South, more likely its prowsports religion of the region. Tim Tebows revered status in the Jacksonville area (and in the state of Florida for that matter) is an obvious latter-day example. He retains superstar status even though hes not playing professional football. To many it doesnt matter; hes still their hero. Larry Dupree, Baker Countys version of Mr. Tebow, died this week at age 70. The former All-American running back for the Gators in the early years of the 60s decade, in many parts of the state. An example: newspaper publishers from that era typically had one question for me when encountered at Florida Press Association conventions in past years: Is old Larry Dupree still around; hows he doing? They may not have known exactly where Baker County was on the Florida landscape, but they knew who Larry Dupree was. And there you have it. I mentioned that phe nomenon to Larry years ago and he just grinned, responding with something akin to, Well Ill be. Really? A bad knee kept him out of the pros after signing with the then St. Louis Cardinals (now Arizona Cardinals), and he returned to his home base where he spent the rest of his life. As will happen, Larrys star faded with the years (perhaps most members of the current Wildcat football squad have never heard of him), but to Baker County residents around from the 1960s on, he was still a hometown celebrity. Thing is, he never acted like any of it went to his head. If anything, he seemed to play the whole thing down, at least in conversations over the years with yours truly. He once mentioned that his All American and Florida Hall of Fame status brought with it a standing invitation for VIP recep tions before Gator games; likewise at the annual Florida-Georgia galas, because he was an inductee in that Hall of Fame as well. He was pretty much a no-show. Not that he didnt appreciate the largess; he didnt feel he had to participate because it was too close to living in the past or words to that effect. Larry Dupree was more comfortable being off the stage. culty grasping that, but for many who only realize it later in life, being a hometown hero isnt easy. One ages and one wants to be known for what one is present time, and thats the way it should be. No one will deny, though, that Larry Dupree put Baker County on the map, and on the way to doing that he achieved on dream about. The accolades showered upon him during those glory years would have been reason to grow a big head and keep crowing long after the curtain came down over the gridiron. It didnt seem to work that way with Larry. Encounter him in the store, or on the street or sitting on his front porch in Glen, he was just Larry exactly the way he would want to be remembered. Im having trouble coming up with material for a column, I said to my wife Kelley as I sat in the living room staring at my laptop, which was staring back at me without being a bit of help. Write a nostalgic column about Fathers Day, she sug gested. Nah. Its passed. Besides, I dont feel like being maudlin. That wouldnt be maudlin, it would be sweet. I think Ill write about Cats I Have Known and the stuff thats happened to them, like Russell 2 crawling into the back of the dryer and me not knowing it until I tried to dry a load of clothes and the drier kept going meow! Youve written about that. People already know about all the Russells and all the bad things that have happened to them. Really. Maybe Ill write about when you and Amy Blankenship were talking and how she couldnt believe I hadnt heard a word of your conversation. Selective hearing. No its not. I just think its rude to eavesdrop so I dont listen in. Youve written about that already. Have I? Yes. Youre losing your memory. No, Im not. Who put the hand mixer in the refrigerator? Yes, I agreed. That was me. I must have had some serious refrigerator-related event for that to have happened. Like ice cream. But you dont know what. No. I must have been thinking too hard about something. What was it Betty Sands told you years ago about thinking? You mean when the three of us were driving home and I missed the Macclenny exit because I was thinking about something? Yes. What did she tell you? Dont think, drive! Exactly, Kelley said smugly. Dont think, write. Its what you do every week, she said, laughing manically. That may be true, but it doesnt help me come up with a column, I reminded her. Maybe I should write about our conversation last night. No! Absolutely not! You know how I feel about certain subjects. I have been writing columns almost every week for 28 years and Kelley has been pretty good about it. Ive written about the kids growing up and her and all the crazy stuff that happens in our family. I seriously doubt that our family is any more interesting than anyone elses I just have an odd way of looking at things. However, some things are She doesnt mind too much if I take an actual conwhat Im writing about. After all, Im usually the one who comes off looking the worst in those situations, while she comes off as level headed and normal. But some things I cant write about. Bodily functions, for example. Underwear. The bedroom. What does or doesnt happen in there. The bathroom. See bed room. Anything embarrassing about the children now that they are grown. Its pretty tempting from time to time, but now they know how to read. ing light. That got added after an early column where I mentioned a family trip to the Dillard House in Georgia where I wrote, and I quote, They did more damage than Sherman on his march to the sea. That didnt endear me to anyone. Kelley in a Jacuzzi in Savannah. I believe I might have actually written about that unfortunate bubble bath affair. She was unaware that you cant put bubble bath in a Jacuzzi or you wind up with spent weeks in the doghouse after that column. Religion and local politics. goof balls from both parties who run the country are fair game. Oh, well. She was no help. Im still stuck without a column for this week. Im giving up and going to bed. Maybe something will come to me in the morning.LETTER TO THE EDITOR IMPRESS I ONSJim McGauley Teen knife attacker charged as an adultReaders reacted to a brief story posted following Rheanna Hodges bond hearing Tuesday morning: Taylor Rhoden: She is my cousin and I graduated in 2013. I was one of her only friends. I would go over to her house to talk to her and all she could do is talk about how she got bullied ... Why are parents not teaching there kids about bullying and what bullying does. Parents are to worried about going out drinking instead of being a par ent and raising there kids! I am blessed to be raised by grandparents who taught me right from wrong and they raised me old fashion! Parents are not sup pose to be your best friend but to teach you how to be a grown up. Kim Moser: I am all against bullying. But if you read what it actually says, she held a knife to her friends throat. Did her friend bully her? Probably not. Its just an excuse to blame someone else for her problems. Its time to stop placing blame on some one else and step up and be held ac countable for your/her actions. Enough is enough. People have been bullied in school for de cades and they didnt do these kind of things. Again, I say take responsibility for your actions! Nicholas Ginnetto: Its not where have the parents been, its where was every one when she was being bullied and picked on. Tabatha Matthews: I am sor ry but what she did was wrong. My daughter was in that cafete ria minding her own business and saw the whole thing unfold. She was just feet away from her. We do not know the family and are praying for her to get some help, but her intentions were to harm the girl and others. Thank God a teacher was near by and ended this event. Sheina Deyoung: She should be tried as an adult. She was going to take innocent lives. It was premeditated. Summer VBS, other activitiesWe also heard from readers about some summer vacation bible school and other opportunities for family fun. Arrica Lightsey: VBS at Christian Fellowship Temple! June 22nd-26th. SundayWednesday 6pm-9pm, Thursday starts at 7pm. Thomas Smith: Florida Kart ing at Maxville speedway o of 301 just south of 228 is having a big go kart racing event this coming weekend. He maybe also having racing lawn mowers this coming up Saturday night. Donna Hare Ruis: VBS Blast O at First Assembly of God, 5th Street Macclenny. This weekend, June 20-22. Friday and Saturday night, 6:00-9:00 pm and Sunday morning 10:30 am. Amber Raulerson: Discount ed tickets available on Groupon for summer waves and adventure landing. LIKE US ON FACEBOOKTO JOIN THE DISCUSSIONDear Editor: There are unscrupulous people in Baker County who do not think twice about steal ing someones precious memories and priceless heirlooms after their loved ones pass away. My mother spent over a de cade in a local nursing facility where she received the best of care from a loving staff. She spent many nights at hospitals over the years, and nothing was ever tampered with in her room. This gave me a very trusting feeling about her caregivers. However, upon her passing at St. Vincents in Jack sonville, her little pink, heartshaped trinket box was taken from a drawer. It held many little precious memories that I will probably never see again. People should be warned not to leave anything of value in a nursing home, and if your loved one dies, go immediately to take those memories home with you. These worldly things your mom or dad held dear will become important to your healing, and they are worth more than the few dollars a thief gets at a pawn shop. Be watchful at all times or you may suffer the same feel ings of violation that I am currently dealing with.Martha Rain SandersonViolated by a the MY SIDE OFTHE MATTERROBERT GERARD Some column ideas still remain tabooOur hometown hero was just LarrySubmit your news article,letter to the editor, social notice or purchase a classied ad online at Send us letters and make sure they are SIGNED with a phone number.


Page 4 T B C P ursday, June 19, 2014BAKER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Serving Baker County for over 35 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. Fish, Jr. J.D.259-6606The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. You are personally invited to...Paulas CampaignKICK-OFFKids & Adults Welcome!COME HAVE FUN!!!WATER SLIDES, BOUNCE HOUSES, MAGIC AND PUPPET SHOW, HOME GROWN ENTERTAINMENT, SNOCONES, KIDS RIDES, POPCORN, COTTON CANDY, HOT DOGS & LOOBYS BARBQ!Saturday, June 2812:00 noon Until Celebration ParkGlen St. Mary, FloridaIn the event of rain, an alternate date will be advertised for the kick-o .Paid by Paula T. Barton for School Board. James Bennett of Macclen ny made good on his promise a candidate for the District 4 seat on the Baker County Commission on June 11. Because he opted to forgo qualifying by petition before the deadline last month, Mr. Bennett forked over the $1852 qualifying fee at the election er Adam Giddens and both will be on the August 28 primary ballot as Republicans. The fee qualifying period Friday. The sole other pre-qualify ing activity since the petition period ended involved former sheriffs department investigative chief Chuck Brannan of Macclenny, who picked up a booklet on candidate rules at mid-week had yet to make any further effort to qualify.Bennett qualies to run for board seatMIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Theres good news and bad news surrounding the medical insurance plan adopted by the Baker County School Board this week for school district employees and their families in 2014-15. The good news is insurance premiums rose a modest 6.3 percent this year, compared with a much higher rate hike last year. The bad news is they will have to pay much more of the costs for their health care out of their own pockets. One board member was so displeased with the United Health Care plan recommended by the districts insurance committee that he almost voted against it. Im tempted to say no, but what alternatime board member and former chairman who objected vehemently to the plan at the June 16 meeting. Out-of-pocket expenses have doubled, he said of copays and deductibles. I didnt see anything lowered. Its awful. Tim and Wendy Owens, the school districts insurance consultants who worked closely with the insurance committee to draft the new plan, said employees will have to pay $6,350 of their own medical expenses annu ally, or $12,700 for family coverage, under the new plan. It was either accept higher maximum outof-pocket expenses each year, Mr. Owens miums. The increase would have been 30 percent if we had stayed with the same out-of-pocket expense, Mr. Owens said. Mrs. Owens noted that covered employees dont have to pay for any visits to their doc tors, nor for any prescription medicines, after the annual cap is met. the plan, not only because of the ever-increas ing costs but also because United Health Care is not an accepted insurance plan at Fraser Hospital in Macclenny. I dont know if we can keep doing it, he said. We keep paying these exorbitant pre miums and we still cant use our local hospital that we support with tax dollars. With Av Med (a former school district health insurer) we could use it. Mrs. Owens commented that school district employees and their family members, if covered, can go to the emergency room at Fraser with illnesses or injuries. However, they must be transferred to another hospital on an in-patient basis. Mr. Owens said he has tried, unsuccessfully, to help United Health Care and Fraser Hospital reach an agreement but the two sides have failed to see eye-to-eye on payment rates the hospital is willing to accept for various medical services. We have tried, with great effort, to have United Health Care and Fraser come to terms, he said. Patricia Weeks, who currently chairs the school board, credited the insurance committee with working diligently with consultants to produce a mutually-acceptable health insurance package. The insurance committee worked as hard as they could and got the best deal they more upset with the hospital. So, at least for the next year, the district, its employees and their families will have to live with the new insurance plan. They are re on October 1. Aspects of the insurance package include co-payments of $35 for primary care physician visits and $70 to see a specialist. Co-payments for prescription drugs will range from $15 to $80 depending upon the type of drug and whether it is a brand name medication or generic. The monthly premiums for employees will be $722.27 for individuals, $1,301.32 for an employee and a spouse, $1,185.05 for an employee and children, and $1,717.68 for family coverage. The board is tentatively committed to contributing an additional premium amount in each category ranging from $464.40 monthly for individuals to $712.20 for families. The board also renewed $10,000 life insurance policies for each employee, which will reduce to $5,000 at age 70, and vision care plans that will cost $10 per exam, $10 for materials and no charge for lenses. The rates will remain unchanged. In other business this week, the board: Approved a new dual-enrollment agree ment between Baker County High School and Florida Gateway College in Lake City that will save the district money in the coming year. Recent legislative changes resulting from Ann Watts, director of career and adult education, in that when dual enrollment course instruction is provided on the high school campus ... the school district is not responsible for (tuition) payment ... BCHS principal Tom Hill said about 400 students took college courses at FGC this past year, including roughly 25 percent who completed the course work at the high school. The others commuted to the college or took course work online. The program is available to students in grades 10-12 who want to earn high school credit toward a diploma and college credit toward an associate or bachelor degree. Students may be part-time or full-time. Approved a $350,000 contract with R.B. Gay Construction Co., Inc., to replace the roofs on the media center at Keller Interme diate School and on the gymnasium and music building at Baker County Middle School. The bid was slightly higher than the districts estimate of $333,780. Adopted the new school calendar for 2014-15, which for teachers will begin on August 17, following by the return of students on August 24. The school year is projected to end on June 7, 2015.Hike in out-of-pocket insurance costJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe Baker County Sheriffs Office made an unintentional cameo appearance in a rap video recently, prompting it to disavow any involvement with video or the rap group featured in it. Deputy Johnny Hodges and his patrol car appear in three short shots of Pain Made Family rapper Wil5ons video for the song My Word. The video was shot at the BP gas station on U.S. 90 in Macclenny. It contains graphic language, alcohol consumption and references to violent behavior, all of which are very typical in contemporary rap and hip hop music. But thats also likely why the sheriffs office announced on Facebook June 9 that it had no part in the video. Major Gerald Gonzalez, the departments operations chief, said BCSO received a few calls inquiring about the video, including questions concerning us willingly participating and promoting the group and or video. Said BCSO in the Facebook post: On Saturday, May 31st, a rap group called PMF filmed a video at the BP Gas Station located at 257 W. Macclenny Ave. We received several calls about the Baker County Sheriffs Office vehicle and deputies being in the video. The Sheriffs Office was responding to a call at the BP Gas Station and was inadvertently filmed by the film crew with PMF. In no way is the Sheriffs Office associated with the making of this video. Deputy Hodges responded to the scene where the video was being made by 7th Sense Films following complaints about a large crowd and noise, Maj. Gonzalez said. The Facebook post got more than 20 comments through two days, more than any other post in the BCSO pages recent history. Many of the comments were in support of Pain Made Family, or PMF. The video featuring Wil5on (pronounced Wilson) got a bump in hits too. Since the sheriffs offices post on June 9, its garnered more than 6000 additional views. Wil5on, an alias for Olustee resident LaRon Wilson, 22, responded to the attention in a video posted online late last week in which he says Pain Made Family is not a gang. He said it represents his family ties, specifically the loss of two brothers, Jarvis Simmons to cancer in 2010 and Gary Simmons last year in a vehicle accident he described as brutal. Pain Made Family is not no gang. I got a daddy and mama that go to church faithfully ... This is not no gang. I represent my people. This is a family who come from nothing ..., he said. Im not no saint. I dont go to church faithfully, but my people do, so dont try to make me out to be no gangster. Im not no gangster, Im a hustler. Im going to hustle by any means, he said. My people gon eat by any means. Mr. Wilson also apologized to the sheriffs office for any problems the video may have caused the department. But he said, At the end of the day, I got a family and I have to do my job too. Im not beefin with [BCSO]. I aint got no problem with yall.BCSO quickly disavows role in rap video with deputys imageMs. GrayGraduate of Virtual SchoolSara Cassidy Gray of Sanderson graduated June 4 from Florida Virtual School with a weighed grade point average of 4.37. She previously attended both Baker County High School and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville. Her accomplishments in clude National Honor Society, 327 hours of volunteering, first place in Florida in the Gold Key Poetry contest, academic decathlon competitor and various other literary-related awards and positions. Ms. Gray will attend Southeastern University in the fall. OUT OF COUNTY SUBSCRIBERS,Fed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem. 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ursday, June 19, 2014 T B C P Page 5MACCLENNY CITY COMMISSION Treatment rooms are private and con dential. 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S.T.Y.L.E.specialized training in youth leadership through education2014JULY 28TH THROUGH AUGUST 1ST Tuition per camper: $200 First come, 12 spaces Week-long, overnight camp with lots of activities that include crafts, swimming, leadership skills training & team building gamesAccepting applications for campers exiting 5th grade through exiting 8th grade Keller Intermediate and Middle School For more info., please contact Anne Lewis, Camp Director, at 259-7822 MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Since Michele Hodges was hired to man age Macclennys Heritage Park Village 15 months ago she has continued to deliver good news about the parks growing popularity and money-making events. In a report to the Macclenny Commission last week on the parks progress, improvements and plans for the future, Ms. Hodges said thousands of people, young and old, had visited the park off Lowder St. in the past year unions, birthday parties, weddings, a senior health and wellness expo and other events. We had a couple of hundred people come to the park to take prom photos and we had 900 fourth through sixth graders come out the city board the evening of June 10. In addition to feeding the youngsters pizza and burgers, she said, they were given a tour of the museums and a history lesson on Baker Countys past, which began with pioneering families that settled here in the 1830s. I had a good response from teachers, Ms. Hodges said. Two weeks later they said they couldnt believe how much (local history) their students retained. That was especially pleasing to Mayor Gary Dopson, who said the main intent behind the parks creation was to showcase the history, traditions and pioneering families that settled Baker County and the City of Macclenny, which once was a tiny community known as Darbyville. While he was glad to hear about all the various events and activities that have been scheduled at the park, the mayor said, I do not want to get away from the heritage part of it. Ms. Hodges said history is taught whenever people visit the park, particularly when they go inside one of the many museums, which contain thousands of donated items, including old furniture, kitchenware, manual typewriters, rotary dial telephones and other items from the past. I remember when a group of second graders walked in and saw an old dial phone for Hodges told the council, eliciting laughter from the council and audience members. One new event she said she hopes to bring to the park, possibly this year, is a reenactment of the birth of Jesus called Bethlehem Live, with real animals and local people in the cast. Not only have many local families visited the park, Ms. Hodges said, but numerous visitors have come from surrounding communities, including Jacksonville, Clay County, Gainesville and Lake City. duced record income of over $4,000 in rental charges for reunions, receptions and similar groups, and $20,000 in admission fees for special events, according to Melissa Thompson, the city managers executive assistant who also helps prepare the annual budget. After deducting expenses, Heritage Park has netted about $13,000 since October 1, Mrs. Thompson said. The current budget for the park is $61,433, which includes $8,500 for electricity. That expense is expected to increase to about $10,000 in 2014-15, which begins October 1, because new lights were installed in a new childrens playground area in the rear of the park. The biggest chunk of the annual electric bill is generated during the Christmas holiday season, which begins just after Thanksgiving and extends through early January, when the park is set aglow with thousands of lights. Heritage Park contains 20 separate buildings called museums, including a commu nity school, barbershop, jail, Blue Haven Restaurant, blacksmith shop, Bennetts Syrup House, train depot, Gilberts Trading Post, Moonshine Museum and Garage, NEFCOM Telephone Co., a smokehouse, village chapel and Pauls Rexall Drugstore. The drugstore was once owned in downtown Macclenny by City Manager Phil Rhodens father, Paul Rhoden. His family, which dates back generations, donated some of the items inside the replica building. The city manager credited Ms. Hodges with doing a remarkable job promoting and advertising the park and helping plan all the various activities and events there. But he said the park would not even exist if it had not been for its founder, LaViece Smallwood Moser. This park would not be there if not for her hard work, he said. She acquired so many donations and volunteers. The citizens utilization of the park is ever increasing. The foot Whenever people travel to Macclenny to visit the park, the city manager said, its good for the local economy because many of them with gas before leaving town. Ms. Hodges said the park has a core group of about 15-20 regular volunteers, but needs or more for major events. She will work with city leaders to try to recruit more people to join the volunteer group to help out espe cially during large group tours. Mayor Dopson said he was concerned that too little supervision may be available during some visitations, especially when groups of students arrive to go inside the museums. He said he wants to do everything possible to prevent pilferage. Instead of having all the museums open want the buildings open only during regularly scheduled times and possibly with a limit on the number of people allowed inside at any one time. To schedule tours between 9 am and 2 pm Monday through Saturday, or to reserve park grounds for reunions, weddings and other days between 10 am and 5 pm. Scheduled tours through all museums cost $4 per adult and $2 per child. However, there is no charge to simply walk around and look at the buildings from outside or glimpse through the windows anytime the park is open.Classes using Heritage Park for tours I had a good response from teachers. Two weeks later they said they couldnt believe how much (local history) their students retained.Michele HodgesHeritage Park Village DirectorPolice arrested an es tranged live-in boyfriend for attacking a woman at her residence in north Glen St. Mary the late evening of June 12. ty Clements Leo that Brandon Wilkerson, 37, began arguing with her in the bedroom of her residence on Norman St., pushed her onto a bed while yelling at her and broke a door by punching it. She said her longtime boyfriend had recently returned after a split-up. Deputy Leo noted that Mr. Wilkerson had a strong odor of alcohol about him when interviewed outside the residence, and admitted to the allegations. He said he was spurned his advances. Two teenage witnesses backed the girlfriends version of events. The couple has three children together. The Department of Children and Families was advised due to the presence of children at the time of the incident about 11 pm. In other recent cases, the same deputy arrested Vincent Jones, 48, of Sanderson on an outstanding warrant from Flagler County for domestic violence after answering a call for a similar offense early on June 13 at the suspects residence on Hill Lane. His live-in girlfriend Machel Givens, 48, said they both had been drinking into the early morning hours and Mr. Jones became verbally abusive about 3 am. She claimed the boyfriend poured water on her, then cut himself on the arm and abdomen with a screwdriver in a ruse to get her thrown in jail. Mr. Jones claimed she stabbed him, and the deputy noted he had small lacerations. He learned of the outstanding warrant during a routine identity check. Deputy Michael Antonini battery against both parties afof an altercation that took place the morning of June 13 at a residence on Eagle Dr. in northwest Macclenny. Estranged live-in girlfriend Kayle Stephenson, 24, of Glen said she was accosted by Matthew Baughman, 25, when she went to his residence with her two children about 10 to gather up her belongings. The ex-boyfriend countered that she initiated the argument and bit him on the wrist when he tried to escort her from the premises. Both parties had minor abrasions. Romona Robertson, 26, was arrested the evening of June 10 for violating a protec tion order banning her from contact with Brandisha Jones, 28, because of past confrontations. Ms. Jones told Deputy Jeremiah Combs that Ms. Robertson rode by her residence at Northwood Apartments in Macclenny about 8 pm, cursing and threatening her. The ertson near her Joan St. residence. The complainant told Dep uty Combs she fears the accused because she is mentally unstable and drug addicted.Estranged boyfriend returns, attacks woman in her home ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Monday & Friday at 8 pm 209 Macclenny Ave.Call Wanda 904-994-7750 Subscribe to our E ADVERTISING DEADLINE ISMonday at 5:00 pm


Page 6 T B C P ursday, June 19, 2014 Abuse can happen at any age.24 HOUR RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE904-721-RAPE (7273)Advocates are on-call 24 hours a day 7 days a week for emotional support and crisis intervention. All communications are con dential. www.womenscentero If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual violence, support is available in Baker County. The Womens Center of Jacksonville services survivors or sexual violence of all genders ages 12 and older and o ers specialized services for survivors 50 and older. 18%of women who experience sexual abuse are 60 years of age or older. 1 in 10 men experience sexual violence. Family Services Center418 South 8th Street Macclenny, Florida 32063The Womens Center of Jacksonville improves the lives of women through advocacy, support and education.This project was supported by Contract No. LN967 awarded by the state administering o ce for the STOP Formula Grant Program. The opinions, ndings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily re ect the views of the state of the U.S. Department of Justice, O ce on Violence Against WomenSponsored by The Womens Center of Jacksonville, the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families.


ursday, June 19, 2014 T B C P Page 7JON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comA Glen St. Mary man was arrested the night of June 14 for driving with a suspended license when a check with dispatch revealed it had been suspended 14 times. Deputy Christopher Clut ter stopped Christopher Booth, 32, on 6th Street when the oftaillights on. During the trafClutter he didnt have a valid drivers license. The suspect be reinstated. The suspensions were for Mr. Booth was also a deemed Passenger Kelly ONeill, 40, of Glen St. Mary owned the ve hicle and was issued a warning for allowing an unlicensed person to drive her car. In a similar incident, a Macclenny man was arrested the evening of June 14 for driving without a valid license after he was stopped for not having a license plate attached to his vehicle. Dep. Clutter stopped Brandon Ruise, 21, in the Little Cae sers Pizza parking lot in west Macclenny. The suspect told cense issued and a check with mation. Mr. Ruise also had a suspension for failure to pay A check of the vehicles identification number revealed it was not registered and no license plate was assigned. Mr. Ruise said he had just pur chased the vehicle and didnt know it had to be registered. rfnr fntbbb nftt b nttb nttt b fttnbnb bb bb ftt ttn nbnn fbnn bnb tbn t r frrn tbb bn nnt ntbtrrfrfntbrtnf Macclenny Motor Parts 264 W. Macclenny Ave 904-259-2851Locally Owned and OperatedOFFERS GOOD JUNE 15-30, 2014 SCOTT SHOP TOWELS ON A ROLL#75130 KNOW HOW JULIE COMBS is running for Clerk of Courts! Paid by Julie B. Combs, Democrat, for Clerk of Courts.E C ~ T R C Have you heard the buzz? JON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comA Macclenny man was arrested just after midnight of June 14 for multiple drug charges, includ ing possession of meth, after a search of his vehicle revealed two syringes and 3 grams of marijuana. Lewis Karnes, 47, was pulled over in Macs Liquors parking lot for not having headlights. As Deputy Jeremiah Combs approached the vehicle, he saw the suspect bring his hand from behind the seat, but A pat down of Mr. Karnes uncovered no illegal items, but a search of the truck revealed a syringe with meth inside it and a bag of marijuana behind the center console where the suspect was previously reaching. A further search revealed another syringe in the drivers sun visor that was empty but it appeared to be previously used. Mr. Karnes was arrested for possession of meth, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. During the search, the suspects son, Kristian Karnes, of Macclenny tried approaching the scene. wouldnt comply to requests to leave the area. Sergeant Benjamin Anderson tried placing hand cuffs on the younger Mr. Karnes, but he snatched his arm away. He was pushed up against a nearby vehicle and arrested for disturbing the peace and resistIn a similar incident, a Macclenny woman was arrested the afternoon of June 11 for felony possession of a controlled substance without a prescripcontainer while she was at the courthouse for a hearing. Deputy Jacob Satterwhite responded to a pickup order for Selena Roberts, 41, at 5958 Bird Pond Rd. and escorted her to the courthouse, where she pulled out a lipstick container and placed it on the scanner so she could pass through the metal de tector. Dep. Satterwhite checked the container to ver ify it held lipstick and found two Clonazepam pills and one Hydrocodone pill. Ms. Roberts was arrest ed for the drug charge after her hearing concluded. In another incident, a Macclenny man was ar rested for disorderly conduct the early morning of June 13 after he became belligerent toward police Club Lounge parking lot. Deputies Marc Heath and Casey Barnes were on routine patrol at the bar when they noticed William Bristow, 50, beside his van in a well-lit area in view of the Exxon gas station. The suspect appeared drunk as he stood and Dep. Heath smelled alcohol coming from him. leave and drive home, but Dep. Heath told the suspect he wasnt allowed to drive in his intoxicated when Dep. Heath asked if he had anyone who calm down several times. The suspect ignored the deputys commands and was placed under arrest. In a similar incident, a Macclenny woman was arrested the early morning of June 14 for underage possession of alcohol and disorderly intoxication gency room of Fraser Hospital. Corporal Matthew Riegel saw Desheria Allen, 20, pass by the ER lobby entrance while holding two bottles of beer. She continued walking toward the Northwood Apartments and returned a few minutes later. She was drinking from one of the bottles just outside the entrance. Cpl. Riegel explained to Ms. Allen she wasnt allowed to have alcohol on hospital property and the suspect told him she can walk here if I want. The and she was unable to stand upright without staggering to regain her balance. Ms. Allen refused to give Cpl. Riegel her date of birth and a check with dispatch revealed she is 20 and he told her she couldnt leave due to having alcohol while underage. The corporal told her to throw her beer away in a nearby garbage can and she shouted at him that she wouldnt. Ms. Allen continued to create a disturbance and began drinking from the other beer bottle before she was taken into custody.License suspended 14 timesHad meth syringe, potResult of trac stop at city barThe sheriffs department is anticipating the return later this week of a Glen St. Mary man taken into custody in rural western Maryland on June 10 and charged with pointing a pistol at a Cuyler man on May 23. Phillip Arnold Bennett III, 26, a convicted felon with a record of drug-related offenses, will be handed over by authorities in Allegany County where he was arrested in the unincorporated town of Rawlings following a tip to police. Mr. Bennett had been from the residence of Wesley Jordan off CR 127 about midnight that day after being surprised on the property. Mr. Jordan caught up with him near Bluff Creek Rd. where the accused allegedly pointed a handgun at him and ordered him to back off. A subsequent canvass of the neighborhood that included a K-9 search failed to locate the suspect, though the dog picked up a scent to a point where police believe he got into a vehicle and drove off. Mr. Jordan was able to identify the suspect, who several days earlier tried to coax the property owners brother to sell him two pit bulldogs. Local police also sought Mr. Bennett after noting a photo on Facebook that depicted his acquaintance Kenneth Gainey, 26, at his residence off CR 250. The warrant charges him with aggravated assault with a arms and trespass. Phillip BennettFugitive arrested in Maryland NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Tuesday & Thursday at 6:45 7:45 pm Baker County Health Department ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Monday & Friday at 8 pm 209 Macclenny Ave.


Page 8 T B C P ursday, June 19, 2014 LEGA L NOTICES Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Baker County, Florida, will conduct a Public Hearing and adoption of the proposed Ordinance whose title herein after appears, to be heard Tuesday, July 1, 2014 commencing at 6:00pm, at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, FL. A copy of the proposed Ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at the County Administration Ofce, Macclenny, Florida. On the date mentioned all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to this proposed Ordinance. ORDINANCE 2014-07 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING ARTICLE VII OF THE BAKER COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS (LDRs); AMENDING ORD. 2005-45 AS AMENDED BY ORD. 2006-06, AND AMENDING 2010-10 TO EXTEND THE IMPOSITION OF A TEMPORARY, 365-DAY MORATORIUM ON THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEES; PROVIDING A REPEALER; SEVERABILITY; DIRECTIONS TO THE CODIFIER; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation of an interpreter to participate in these proceedings should contact the County Commissioners Ofce at 904-259-3613, at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. 6/12-19c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 02-2013-CA-000047 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. CLETUS D. GASKINS; LAURA GASKINS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, Defendants. _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 5, 2014, and entered in Case No. 02-2013-CA-000047, of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff and CLETUS D. GASKINS; LAURA GASKINS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, are defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the East Door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063, at 11:00 a.m., on the 9th day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Part of those lands described in Deed Book 20, page 68, of the official records of Baker County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the intersection of the North line of Section 1, Township 3 South, Range 20 East, Baker County, Florida, and the West Rightof-Way line of County Road 127, also being the Northeast corner of lands described in Deed Book 20, page 68, of the official records of Baker County, Florida; thence run S 07 W, along said West Right-of-Way line, a distance of 210.00 feet to a 5/8 iron rod, LS 4708, Southeast corner of lands described in Official Records Book (ORB) 81, page 77, of said official records and the Point of Beginning; thence continue S 07 W, a distance of 210.00 feet to a 5/8 iron rod, LS 4708, and the Southeast corner of lands described in Deed Book 20, page 68; thence S 87 W, along the South line of said lands described in said Deed Book 20, page 68, a distance of 315.07 feet to a 5/8 iron rod, LS 4708on the monumented West line of said lands; thence N 07 E, along said West line, a distance of 210.00 feet to a 5/8 iron rod, LS 4708, marking the Southwest corner of lands described in ORB 65, page 313, of said official records, N 87 E, a distance of 315.10 feet to the Point of Beginning. a/k/a 9742 COUNTY ROAD 127, SANDERSON, FL 32087 Dated this 9th day of June, 2014. AL FRASER CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk 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. Submitted by: Heller & Zion, L.L.P., 1428 Brickell Avenue, Suite 700, Miami, FL 33131, Telephone: (305) 373-8001 Facsimile: (305) 373-8030; 6/12-19c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED CASE NO: 2014-TD-002 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that OCTAVIO LIM the holder of the following certicate, has led said certicate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certicate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certicate Number: 07-00618 Year of issuance: 2007 Description of property: A lot beginning 534 feet west of northeast corner of SE1/4 of SW1/4 of SW1/4 of Section 32 in Township 2 South of Range 22 East, then run north 311 feet, then run west 133.5 feet, then run south 311 feet, then run east 133.5 feet to place of beginning, all in Section 32, Township 2 South, Range 22 East. All of said property being located in Baker County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Lewis Moore Unless such certicate or certicates shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described herein will be sold to the highest bidder at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida on Thursday, October 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 16th day of June, 2014. Al Fraser Clerk of Court Baker County, Florida By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk 6/19-7/10c CITIZENS OF MACCLENNY PLEASE TAKE NOTICE at the regular meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 6:00 oclock P.M. at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, the City of Macclenny will consider the below Ordinance for final reading: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 13, ARTICLE II, OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE TAX; TO AMEND RATES FOR OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Anyone having an interest in the final reading of this Ordinance is invited to attend the meeting. 6/19c NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Baker County District School Board will hold the following public hearing on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the District School Board Room located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida, beginning at 5:00 p.m. The following items will be considered at the public hearing: 2.02 Organization, Membership and Officers of the Board 2.16 Prohibiting Discrimination, Including Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment 2.18 Strategic Planning 2.20 Wellness Program 4.01 Student Progression Plan 4.02 The Curriculum 4.013 Academic Acceleration 4.017 Early High School Graduation 4.06 Student Clubs and Organizations 4.09 Athletics 4.22 Participation of Home Education, Private School and Virtual School Students in Extracurricular Activities 5.03 Student Assignment 5.101 Bullying, Threats and Harassment 5.17 Student Injuries 5.30 Special Dietary Needs 6.35 option 2 Use of Sick Leave by Family Members or Employees 6.53 Suspension with Partial or No Pay 7.06 School Food Service Funds 8.22 Safety Belts 8.24 Meal Patterns 8.25 Free and Reduced Price Meals 8.251 Summer Nutrition Program 8.255 School Breakfast Program 8.400 Sale Price of Meals The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The documents will be available for preview on Monday through Thursday (8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.) at the Superintendents Office located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida beginning Wednesday, June 11, 2014. You may also access the document on our district website at www.baker. Sherrie Raulerson Superintendent of Schools 6/19-7/16c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 02-2013-CA-000118 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS AND TRUSTEES OF DAVID F. THOMPSON, DECEASED; TONYA THOMPSON, AS KNOWN HEIR OF DAVID THOMPSON, DECEASED; DAVID LEE THOMPSON, AS KNOWN HEIR OF DAVID THOMPSON, DECEASED, et al. Defendants. ______________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: TONYA THOMPSON AS KNOWN HEIR OF DAVID THOMPSON,DECEASED CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 17870 ANNE RD GLEN SAINT MARY, FL 32040 DAVID LEE THOMPSON AS KNOWN HEIR OF DAVID THOMPSON ,DECEASED CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 405 NEWPORT ST PERKINS, OK 74059 UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS AND TRUSTEES OF DAVID F. THOMPSON, DECEASED CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 10875 OSCEOLA RD GLEN ST MARY, FL 32040 You are notified that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Baker County, Florida: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER, SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, AND RUN THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 02 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION, 1893.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 01 DEGREE 02 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 348.68 FEET, TO THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OSCEOLA ROAD, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 575.15 FEET, TO THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF TIMBERLAND ROAD, THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 348.68 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 19 SECONDS EAST, 575.15 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 1974 commonly known as 10875 OSCEOLA RD, GLEN ST MARY, FL 32040 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Michael L. Tebbi of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813) 2290900, on or before July 11, 2014, (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: June 11, 2014. Al Fraser CLERK OF THE COURT By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Kass Shuler, P.A., P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813) 229-0900 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 the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at 6/19-26c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014-CA-000025 TITAN BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. ANDRES R. VILLAR, M.D, P.A., a Florida corporation, REBECCA K. VILLAR, and ANDRES R. VILLAR, Defendants. _________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 28, 2014, in the above-styled cause, I, Al Fraser, as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 229 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, 32063-2294, at 11:00 a.m. on July 30, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: A PART OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH RANGE 22 EAST: A PART OF THE N 1/2 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 5, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH LINE OF THE SE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 5 WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 121 (A 120.00 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY); RUN THENCE S 0 W ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE 46.82 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF ROWE-BARBER ROAD (A 60.00 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY) AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N 87 E ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE 190.00 FEET; THENCE S 0 W 100.00 FEET; THENCE S 87 W 190.00 FEET TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 121; THENCE N 0 E ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. Parcel Identification Number: 053S220000000002 Address: 1419 South Sixth Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063 AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT Under the 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 the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at Witness my hand and seal of this court on 6th of June, 2014. Al Fraser As Clerk of the Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Barry B. Ansbacher Florida Bar No. 792901 Zachary R. Roth Florida Bar No. 106649 8818 Goodbys Executive Drive Jacksonville, Florida 32217 Tel: 904.737.4600 Fax: 904.737.4700 6/19-26c Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. 10510 Duval Lane Macclenny, FL 32063 Notice of Public Sale: Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on July 11, 2014, 12:00 pm at 10510 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2004 Ford Vin# 1FMFU18L94LA48826 2001 Honda Vin# 1HGCG225X1A030570 2003 Lincoln Vin# 1LNHM82W93Y622279 6/19c INVITATION TO NEGOTIATE The First Coast Workforce Development, Inc., (FCWD) (DBA CareerSource Northeast Florida), will release an Invitation-to-Negotiate on Monday, June 23, 2014 for Hosted VOIP Telecommunication Solution & Services to be performed September 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 with an annual option to renew through June 30, 2019. A copy of the request will be available beginning Monday,June 23,2014 at http://www. proposals.aspx or at 1845 Town Center Blvd., Suite 250, Fleming Island, FL 32003. For additional information contact: D. Nevison 904/213-3800, x-2010. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT 11:00 AM (EST) July 14, 2014. 6/19c Notice is hereby given: James A Robinson Jr. Last known address of: 22698 Leonard Ford Rd Sanderson, FL 32087 You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Macclenny, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. If further assistance is needed, contact the Supervisor of Elections at the below listed address or call 904-259-6339. Nita D. Crawford Baker County Supervisor of Elections P.O. BOX 505 Macclenny, Florida, 32063 6/19c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.13000132CA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENOR, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF DIXIE HODGES A/K/A DIXIE LOU HODGES, DECEASED, Defendant(s). _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 13000132CA of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida, wherein, NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, and, HODGES, DIXIE, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, Main entrance, 339 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063, FL, at the hour of 11 a.m., on the 30th day of July, 2014, the following described property: A PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 22, EAST, BAKER COUNTY FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8; THENCE NORTH 89 EAST AND ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 8, 1318.66 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 EAST, 40.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING: SAID POINT BEING IN THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD N0. S-23A; THENCE NORTH 89 EAST AND ALONG SAID RIGHT0F-WAY LINE, 227.61, FEET, THENCE SOUTH 0 EAST, 1287.51 THENCE SOUTH 89 WEST, 227.61 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 WEST, 727.65 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 WEST, 560.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 3rd day of June, 2014. AL FRASER Clerk Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Submitted by: GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A., 100 West Cypress Creek Road Trade Centre South, Suite 700 Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33309 954-491-1120 IMPORTANT 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 the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at 339 E. MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNY, FL 32063, 850747-5141. at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 6/19-26c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 02-2008-CA-000248 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. CLAYTON LEE BLACKSHEAR, et al, Defendant(s). _____________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure date May 28, 2014 and entered in Case No. 02-2008-CA-000248 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is the Plaintiff and CLAYTON LEE BLACKSHEAR; LINDA D BLACKSHEAR; ROLLING MEADOWS OF MACCLENNY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INCORPORATED; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 30th day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 4, ROLLING MEADOWS, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 5526 HUCKLEBERRY TRAIL SOUTH, 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 June 3, 2014. Al Fraser Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Invoice To: Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Under the 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 the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at 6/19-26c Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal Reroofs & Roof Repairs Shingle Reroofs & RepairsYour hometown contractor! FREE ESTIMATESLIC.#CCC13302742593300IN GOD WE TRUST. LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#CBC1259558LLC NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNotice is hereby given that the proposed ordinances, whose title hereinafter appears, will be presented in a public hearing to the Baker County Land Planning Agency for review on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM or as soon thereafter as possible. A second public hearing for a decision by the Baker County Board of County Commissioners will be on July 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM. Both public hearings will be held at the Baker County Administration Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida. Copies of said ordinances may be inspected by any member of the public in the date, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances which are titled as follows: ORDINANCE 2014ORDINANCE 2014Persons interested in commenting on the proposed changes may appear and shall be given an opportunity to speak at the public hearing or may the public desires to appeal any decision made at this public hearing, he/ she will need a record of the proceedings and for that purpose may need to ensure that he/she transcribe a verbatim record of the proceedings, which record would include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should prior to the time of the hearing. The subject property is located on the west side of the west end of A Macclenny man who admitted to stealing from his employer Walmart to settle a grievance was arrested June 13 for 21 counts of petty theft. Douglas Hodge, 65, was confronted by Deputy Jeremiah John son about midday after store security handed over 17 surveillance videos on CD that allegedly depict him taking merchandise and mixing it with items he paid for during a period stretching back to November of last year. The store claims the purloined merchandise was worth just over $300. Deputy Johnson quotes Mr. Hodge as saying he decided to take the items as a form of recovery of his losses with insurance and indicated the accused has past disagreements with his employer in that general area. partment the past week, including two women whose vehicle was stopped by a county deputy after they left the Dollar General Store in Glen St. Mary the afternoon of June 13. A store employee called police when she saw Monica Addison, 36, and Mary Bailey, 33, of the same address on Deerwood Circle in Macclenny, leave without paying for about $60 in merchandise. Acting on a description and the license tag on their Toyota SUV, Deputy Koty Crews stopped the vehicle shortly before 4 pm and the two admitted to stealing headphones, nail and hair care products, Deputy Johnny Hodges arrested Bryan Harrington, 33, the evening of June 15 for walking out of the Macedonia Store north of Macclenny with a $3 alcoholic beverage and drinking it while seated on a nearby bench. When the deputy arrived, Mr. Harrington was back inside the store. The clerk who called police said he has shoplifted there numerous times. The suspect was cleared at Fraser Hospital for an Manager Mike Rogers caught two teen girls, ages 13 and 15, stealing a pack of condoms from CVS the morning of June 13. Deputy Crews said in his report the manager witnessed the theft on a surveillance camera, and the girls then went into a rest room where they divided the contents of the package and hid them under their clothing. 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ursday, June 19, 2014 T B C P Page 9 COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION 1.3%APR*Rates as low asGet a $25 Cas Card**with each vehicle purchased. Sale at the Macclenny location. 602 S. Sixth Street, Macclenny 259-6702 | 100 S. Lima Street, Baldwin 266-1041 ON-SITE CAR SALE ~ JUNE 16-20 WITH Two female employees at Northeast Florida State Hospital were taken to Fraser Hospital the afternoon of June 10, the result of an attack on them by a patient who reportedly has become increasingly violent toward both staff and other patients. It marks the third time in as many weeks that police have plaints against male patients for violent acts. In the latest case, Deputy Robert Simpkins said Jason Zimmerman, 34, attacked Julie Mitchell, 38, of Macclenny and Krystle Deen, 24, of St. George, Ga. Ms. Mitchell was treated for injuries to her lip, nose and abrasions to the back of her head from being punched by Mr. Zimmerman. Ms. Deen, who is 14 weeks pregnant, said the patient punched and kicked her as she fell to the as she crawled under chairs and desks attempting to break free. He was restrained by other staff. She had a cut on her nose, possible broken nose and scratches and abrasions on her forehead. against Mr. Zimmerman for felony aggravated battery. The case is similar to two on June 4 resulting in a felony complaint against a 35-yearold patient for threatening to strangle an employee with an electrical cord. In the second instance, a 24-year-old patient is accused of causing serious facial injuries on June 8 when he attacked a nurse. Sheriffs investigators have some hand prints and shoe prints as possible leads to the identity of the person or persons who broke into classrooms at Baker County Middle School on successive nights last week. school employees discovered a broken window into a classroom, and both it and an adjoining one vandalized. Two laptops valued at $1500 each were vandalized, one found later on the roof and the Deputy Justin Yingling said jars of cherries and jam were broken pushed off a desk and some surfaces appeared to have been coated with sugar and chocolate milk. Assistant principal Gary Pelham estimated damage at $350 and clean-up costs at $150. The following morning, a custodian discovered the second classroom had been entered, and an attempt made to enter a storage closet. A $1500 laptop was taken and an estimated $1000 damage done to the door and other property. The door locks had been changed the previous day because keys were stolen in early May. The same deputy was called to county jail on June 12 to respond and bracelets belonging to her late mother were taken along with a small box that was stored in a nightstand next to her bed. The mother had been a longtime resident of Wells Nursing Home [see letter to the editor] and Ms. Rain said she made the discovery in mid-May after her death. She reported the theft after checking with nursing home employees and keeping a watch on local pawn shops. Estimated value to the items was $1020. The son of an 85-year-old Baker County woman reported to police on June 14 that her bank card account was hacked a month earlier and looted of $3000. The son, 57, also of Macclenny, told Deputy Michael Antonini he discovered the theft during a routine review of his mothers bank statement, and noted the withdrawal was made via a convenience check on May 14. He said the bank refused to give him more detailed information on the origin of the check until it received a police report. The son indicated he has power of attorney over his mothers affairs, and routinely uses her card to pay for medication and other needs. In a second credit card fraud report, a Macclenny husband, 57, said a credit card issued to him and his wife was used on June 14 for a $405 purchase at the Game Stop and $256 from Walgreens, both on Norman dy Blvd. in west Jacksonville. Three days earlier the wife used the card for purchases at the Macclenny Walmart, and the husband told Deputy Tony Norman that two males standing behind her in line may have obtained account information then. The card was also turned down for a $156 purchase in Lake City. In other thefts, Audrea Robinson of Olustee reported a $2000 riding lawn mower was taken from her yard between June 7-13. She told Deputy Christopher Clutter that a crew working on her house reported the mower was parked south of the residence and she was suspicious as to how they knew it was there because of the tall grass. Two males ages 15 and 16 were implicated in the theft of four bicycles from the rear of the home of Mark Tolin Jr. on Blair St. in Macclenny between the morning of June 9 and late the next evening. Deputy Jeremiah Johnson questioned a juvenile found riding one of them in that neighborhood after midnight on June 11 and he said he got it from a young female at the city park. He located a second bike shortly after, and another juvenile implicated the teens. The bikes were valued at $225. A cell phone worth $150 was taken from an unlocked 2002 Chevrolet pickup belonging to Alan Tanner of Glen St. Mary and parked outside his NAPA Auto Parts store in downtown Macclenny the morning of June 9. An armed Jacksonville man who police chased on foot through a north Sanderson neighborhood the evening of June 15 turned up wanted on Baker County warrants for burglary and grand theft, and for violating a house arrest probation. Chauntell Paulk Jr., 22, was captured after he tripped on the front porch of a residence on E.J. Paige Rd. during the 7 pm chase that began on Gaskins Circle. Deputy Jeremiah Johnson said he confronted Mr. Paulk, shirtless and wearing jean shorts with a pistol stuck in the waistband, responding to a call of a suspicious person. The suspect refused repeated commands to lie on the ground, and began walking then running shot. As he ran through private yards toward CR 229, several other deputies joined the pursuit. The semi-automatic pistol at one point dropped from Mr. Paulks pants and was reHe had been placed on house arrest for aggravated assault. In other warrant-related arrests, a passenger in a vehicle stopped the afternoon of June 13 was wanted on criminal warrants from both Madison and Suwannee counties. Deputy Trey McCullough said Robert St. Clair Jr., 23, of Live Oak was charged also for giving him a false name after the vehicle was stopped in downtown Glen St. Mary because another occupant was not wearing a seat belt. Madison County sought him for violating probation for felony marijuana possession, and Suand petty theft. Deputy John Minkel assisted a probation ofdence on Doyle Williams Rd. about noon of June 12. She was wanted for violating house arrest by leaving the state, failure to be at her address between June 8 and the day of her arrest, and for having physical contact with Phillip Bennett, who was arrested last week in Maryland for aggravatDeputy Michael Antonini arrested Tyler Bartmess, 19, of Glen at the Tri-County Proba terms of probation for trespass. Roger Carlton, 48, of Baldwin was jailed the afternoon of June 13 after Deputy Koty Crews Duval County for violating probation on three counts of grand theft. Deputy Clements Leo arrested Saundra Turner, 42, of St. Augustine the evening of June 12 at an address on Indian Trail near Sanderson. She was wanted in Clay County for failure to pay child support. Frederick Williams, 46, of Glen was jailed the late morning of June 15 after Deputy Michael Antonini learned he was wanted in Union County for driving on a suspended license. in Macclenny at the wheel of a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban with an expired license tag.Armed man was wantedCredit card was hacked for $3MVandals strike two BCHS classroomsAnother two felony attacks at NEFSHJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comWhats worse for your health than smoking cigarettes? According to Julia Seals, its hookahs. They are water pipes used to smoke flavored tobacco and feature one or more hoses from which the smoke is inhaled. Ms. Seals, who works for the University of Floridas Area Health Education Center (AHEC), said hookahs present a greater threat to public health because users tend to smoke more tobacco with the aid of the de vice than when smoking traditional cigarettes. She spoke at the June 9 meeting of the Baker Tobacco Free Partnership, a group of health officials focused on stamping out tobacco use, namely among youths. Ms. Seals brought a hookah to showcase, shisha tobacco and charcoal for a demonstration on how the hookah works. She explained how the charcoal used to heat the tobacco produces high levels of carbon monoxide, metals and cancer-causing chemicals. Its been linked to lung, bladder and oral cancers, she said. A typical one-hour long hookah smoking session involves inhaling 100 to 200 times the volume of smoke inhaled from a single cigarette, said Pam Jeralds, the countys health departments tobacco prevention specialist and a member of the partnership. Secondhand smoke is a serious risk since it contains smoke from the tobacco and smoke from the charcoal, she continued. There is often the misconception that the water in the pipe filters the smoke. It does not. It just cools the smoke. Plus, she said, sharing pipes can spread infectious diseases like herpes and hepatitis. The meeting also featured a number of award presentations to local businesses and government agencies to recognize them for their efforts to curb tobacco use among employees. Donny Sapp, the general manager of Insteel plant in Sanderson, was honored for offering tobacco cessation options for workers. Sara Little, secretary for the Baker County Commission, accepted a plaque on behalf of the board for its adoption of a resolution last year urging retailers to cease the sale and marketing of candy-flavored tobacco products. The Macclenny City Commission was touted for adopting a similar resolution as well. CVS manager Mike Rogers received an award for his companys move this year to discontinue sales of tobacco products. Finally, Collin Crews, a member of the high schools anti-tobacco club SWAT, or Students Working Against Tobacco, was recognized for his leadership and publicly representing the group.Hookas magnifyill-eects of smoke VOTESTACIEHARVEYfor CLERK OF COURTS Providing 19 years of continuous service to the citizens of Baker County E XPERIENCE YOU CAN TRUST! Macclenny resident and mother Holly Mann has stage 5 kidney disease and is seek ancillary costs of a transplant like transportation, post-op housing and medications not covered by her insurance. Her mother Pat Curtner said her 43-year-old daughter will need to stay in Jackson ville for 30 days following the transplant. She said Ms. Mann was diagnosed two years ago and spent a year attempting to get on the transplant list, which ago. $15 is scheduled for July 12 at Osceola National Forests east tower and an account has been set up in her name with Vystar. For more informa tion, please call Ms. Curtner at (904) 408-6009. Seeks aid with costs of kidney transplant PHOTO COURTESY OF PA M GER A LDS Julia Seals of AHEC with a hookah. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Monday & Friday at 8 pm 209 Macclenny Ave.


Page10JUNE 19, 2014 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 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 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 The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris Anderson Youth 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 .4 mile South of I-10 on CR 125Glen St. Mary, Florida rfn tbrf Saint Peters in the GlenANGLICAN CHURCH Community Full Gospel Church12664 Mud Lake Rd. Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Tuesday Evening 7:30 pm Pastor Tommy Richardson || 904-275-2949 First United Methodist Church 93 N. 5th St. (SR228) Macclenny, Fl ~ Sunday Worship 11amLoving GodLoving PeopleServing Our CommunityCome Join Us 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 pmDr. Roy Vining 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny Mt. Zion N.C. Methodist Church rffntbPastor 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 rfrntbrCremation starting at $895 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 GUERRYFUNERAL HOME Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Cremation starting at $895 Cremation starting at $895 Cremation starting at $895 Cremation starting at $895 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Cremation starting at $895 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Cremation starting at $895 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 bbrr rf In Loving Memory of my DaddyGarrett Scott Harris 3-23-86 02-14-07 Happy Fathers Day, Daddy!Daddy, I love and miss you! Love, Your Daughter,Gabby Shae Harris rfrfntbbtbntbbtbrr r f Service for David Barwick on June 18thDavid Henry Barwick, 33, of Glen St. Mary died Friday June 14, 2014. Mr. Barwick was born February 25, 1981 in Gainesville to Jerry Barwick and Jan Davis Brown. David was a lifelong resident of both Baker County and Lake City. He was an avid fan of the University of Florida Gator football team, Nascar racing, friends and family on the weekends barbecuing. Family members include his father of Lake City and mother of Glen St. Mary; children Tyler Wayne and David Hayden Barwick; brothers James Wylie Barwick of Jacksonville and Robert Brown of Macclenny; sisters Melissa June (Billy) Babcock of Maxville and Rachel Crawford of Macclen ny; niece Cassie Babcock and nephew Alex Babcock. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 18 at 2 pm in the chapel of Ferreira Funeral Home in Macclenny with Pastor hour before the service. David BarwickLarry Dupree, 70, former Gator greatLawrence W. Larry Dupree, 70, of Glen St. Mary died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital in Macclenny following an apparent heart attack. He resided in Macclen ny and Glen St. Mary all of his life, and worked for many years in management at the former Woolverton Oldsmobile in Jacksonville. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary, and was a great father who adored his children and grandchildren, loved coaching Little League and was an avid gardener who loved the outdoors. Mr. Dupree was a graduate of Baker County High School class of 1960 and received a scholarship to play football at the University of Florida. Larry played for Florida from 1962-1964, earning All-SEC honors three times and received All-American honors his senior year. He was captain of the 1964 Gator football team and led the SEC in rushing in 1962. Larry was a member of the University of Florida Hall of Fame, the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame and a graduate of the University of Florida. He was the recipient of the Forest K. Ferguson Award presented to the senior football player who displays outstanding leadership, character and courage. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals of the NFL in 1965. He never missed a game at Florida despite knee problems his senior year and was one of the toughest running backs to play football at Florida. He will be greatly missed. Mr. Dupree was preceded in death by parents Wallace and Dorothy Thrift Dupree and his infant baby Lisa Dupree. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Robin Dupree of Glen St. Mary; sons Shannon Dupree of Glen St. Mary, Kellen (Kisha) Dupree of Macclenny, Logan (Caitlyn) Dupree of Lake County, Fla. and Gary Carter of Macclenny; daughter Abby (Clayton) Harris of Maxville; sister Beth (Micha) Moody of Jacksonville; ten grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 am on Thursday, June ers will be Earl Knabb Jr., Chris Burnham, Gerald Ray Rhoden, Mike Combs, Nick Harrison and Ronnie Harvey. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 pm on Wednesday, June 18 at Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny. Larry DupreeFuneral for Avis Givens on SaturdayAvis Maria Givens, 50, died on June 11, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville. She is survived by her husband Joe E. Givens, daughter Christian Givens, mother Cleo Ruise; siblings Ralph Ruise Jr., Valarie Ruise and Betty Ruise, all of Margaretta; Artisee Blue of Sanderson, Wanda Robinson and Victoria Ruise, both of Macclenny; Carolyn Williams and Maxine Quinn of Rochester, NY and Joy Sidell of Columbus, GA. Her father Ralph Ruise Sr. preceded her in death. The funeral service for Mrs. Givens will be held at noon on Saturday, June 21 at Emanuel Church of God In Christ in Macclenny Cemetery in Sanderson. Chestnut Funeral Home of Gainesville is in charge of arrangements.Service this Friday for James Phillips James Curtis Phillips Sr., 58, of Sanderson died Monday, June 16, 2014 at his residence following a sudden illness. He was born in Jacksonville but lived in Sanderson all of his life. He was the owner of C.P.s Concrete ects. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny, the Pine Top Hunting Club and Okefenokee Training Enclosure and a graduate of Baker County High School Class of 1974. Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by his wife Amelia Ann Phillips in March, 2014. He c Christopher Berry) of Jacksonville and son son; parents, Raymond and Frances Phillips of Sanderson; step-son Josh Bryan (Cassi Canaday) of Taylor; sister Kim (James) Long of Sanderson and brother, Darryl (Tammy) Phillips of Macclenny; grandchildren Aiden and Canaan Bryan. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 am Friday, June 20, in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny with Rev. Fred be in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Sanderson. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Thursday, June 19 at the funeral home. James Phillips Sr.Memorial for Nettie Strickland laterNettie Jean Davis Strickland, 73, of Macclenny died on June 16, 2014 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab. She loved her family, arts and crafts and cats. Mrs. Strickland is survived by daughter Joyce (Del) Jefferson of Leesburg, FL and son Jackie (Caroline) Gross of Newcastle, Indiana; seven grandchildren, seven brothers and six sisters. She was predeceased by husband Horace Strickland and son Robert Daniels. A memorial is planned for 2 pm on Saturday, June 28 at Cedar Creek Cemetery near Sanderson. Memorialization is by cremation.Sing at BaxterBaxter Community Church will hold its monthly gospel sing on June 20 starting at 7 pm with a supper. The sing follows immediately. Check it ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Monday & Friday at 8 pm 209 Macclenny Ave. ADVERTISING DEADLINE Monday at 5:00 pm


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Thank you for the memories that we get the opportunity to have with Gabby Shae, because without you it would not be possible. One day I will see you and tell you how much you have been missed. What a day that will be! AL WAYS MISSED, FOREVER L OVED AND NEVER FORGOTTENLOVE, MOM, DAD, KAYL A AND JUSTIN In loving memory ofPaul A. ONeill6/19/1939-1/13/2007Happy 75th birthday to you Paul, celebrating in Heaven with God and all His angels. You are always remembered, forever in our hearts and so very loved, and so much missed by all your family. LOVE, DEE ONEILL In loving memory ofL.E. Parish6/28/39-6/14/09June 14 marks the 5th anniversary of your death. celebrating Fathers Day or your birthday. Thanks for the memories and the life lessons that taught us to hold close in times of trouble, and to laugh if we had the chance. You showed us to love someone, you opened your heart and gave all you had. Every one of us knew that type of love. We so miss that love and the laughs. CAROL YN AND THE KIDS In loving memory ofJack Taylor6/20/1941-5/11/2014This week is your 73rd birthday, which you will be celebrating in your new heavenly home. We all love and miss you greatly! Everyone who knew you knew what a great Christian you were. Since youve been gone many people who knew you have told me of the words of love and encouragement, or a story of how you shared the Word of God with them and that it had a lasting effect on their lives. All the hours you spent reading, studying and sharing it with others allowed you to see that His word would not return void. I was blessed to have you in my life 52 years! Cant wait to see you again, as you are truly loved and greatly missed! LOVE YOU FOREVER, YOUR WIFE BETTY Born on May 27Derek and Samantha Plouch er of Gainesville are pleased to announce the birth of daughter Violet Addison Holly Ploucher on May 27, 2014 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She weighed 5 lbs., 13 oz. and was 18 inches long. Grandparents include Susan and Keith Smart of Macclenny and Melissa and Corey Ploucher of Sanderson. A daughter arrivesMaranda English and Justin Wheaton of Macclenny are pleased to announce the birth of Aubree Cecilia Kay Wheaton on May 16, 2014 at Shands Lake Shore in Lake City. She weight 6 lbs., 12 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents include Tina and Russ Highsmith of St. George, GA, Tommy and Gynan Wheaton of Melrose, FL. Great-grandparents are Linda Highsmith and Susan Keegan of Baldwin and James and Sandra Wheaton of Macclenny. Great-great-grandparents are Joe and Penny Luding of Middleburg and Ruth Wheaton of Macclenny.Garrett reunionThe annual Garrett family reunion will be held Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the Baker County Agricultural Center. Family and friends are invited to bring their favorite dishes and enjoy the day. Lunch will be served shortly after noon.JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comBaker Countys middle and high schoolers by-and-large did worse on this years endof-course exams, or EOCs, and they still lag behind their counterparts statewide. The tests in algebra, geom etry, biology and U.S. history have been phased in since the 2011-12 school year as part of the states move to new, tougher standards designed to make graduates more college and career ready. Every student entering the 9th grade since that year has had to pass the algebra 1 EOC exam to receive a high school diploma in Florida. Yet this year, only 62 percent of the roughly 400 students who took the algebra 1 EOC test in Baker County passed it, meaning they scored a 3 or higher on 1-6 point scale. Thats compared to 66 percent statewide and 67 percent locally last year. Fortunately, the other 38 percent of this years test takers will have another shot at the assessment. The computer-based test is administered three times a year, though most students take it in the spring. While about two-thirds of the eighth, ninth and tenth graders from Baker County who participated last spring passed the algebra exam, the youngest students did the best with 96 percent passing. Fiftyseven percent of ninth graders and 8 percent of tenth graders cleared the hurdle, too. In all but one of the subject areas, the eighth and ninth graders outperformed their el der classmates, this years results show. On the spring geometry EOC exam, 52 percent of the 294 Baker County students who took the test passed it, compared to 64 percent across Florida and 60 percent in Baker County for 2013. The passing rate for ninth graders was 84 percent (up 2 points from last year), for tenth graders 43 percent (down 13 points) and eleventh graders 18 percent (up 5 points). In biology, Baker County had 60 percent of 401 students pass, a drop of 5 percent since last year. Statewide 68 percent passed the biology EOC. Here, 79 percent of ninth graders and 51 percent of tenth graders hit the benchmark, which was a 2 point increase for the freshmen and a 8 point decrease for the sophomores. Baker County performed better on the U.S. history EOC exam, however. Sixty-three percent of the 253 students who took the test here passed compared to 47 percent in 2013 and 65 percent in Florida. Among the juniors at BCHS, 65 percent passed the test. For sophomores, it was 43 per cent. Those results represent a 2 point drop for tenth graders and a whopping 17 point swing up for eleventh graders.EOC test scores sagging Contact the Baker County Fam ily YMCA for more information or to register for these upcom ing programs!Swim lessons available!REGISTER FOR SOCCER! Register June 16 July 10. Practice begins August 18!Summer Pool HoursOpen to the public! 259.089898 W. Lowder St., MacclennyMembership not required to participate in programs or events.Upcoming events at the Baker County Family YMCA New Hope Church, Inc.23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Services 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all New scholarship deadlineThe Baker County Education Foundation is offering an additional prior graduate scholarship. This new scholarship, The Tim & Martha Starling Prior Graduate Scholarship is for $1,000 and is available for former high school graduates from Baker County High School. Students attending college and working towards a health related major are eligible to apply. The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, June 30. The previous deadline for other prior graduate scholar ships has been extended from May 30 to June 30. Applications are available at the Baker County Superintendents Office as well as on the district web site at If you have further questions, please call 259-0428. Subscribe to our E Violet Ploucher


Page 12 T B C P ursday, June 19, 2014 YARD SALES Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., 10605 St. Marys Circle West. Baby furniture, toys, Maytag dryer, entertainment center, kitchen things and more. Friday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 608 Largo Lane at Cypress Point. Cash only. No early birds. Friday and possibly Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-?, 422 Azalea Drive, off Miltondale. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-?, 15063 River Hills Road (23-D). Multi-family; household, clothes, school supplies, baby items, etc. Rain or shine. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-?, 303 Florida Avenue. Books, clothes, small appliances and much more. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,1207 Pine Circle, Macclenny. Multi-family neighborhood yard sale. Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., 706 N. 6th Street, Macclenny. Miscellaneous merchandise. 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 clenny, 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 lished, 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. Keystone Fifth Wheel, 2 slides; kept under RV cover. Very clean; many extras. $22,500. Must see. 904-672-8272. 6/19p 15 HP Kohler engine for riding lawn mower; excellent condition. $100 cash. Call 259-4964 after 8 a.m. and before 8 p.m. 6/19p Seven funeral plots for sale at Macedonia. Call 259-1303. 6/19p Kubota 3 cylinder diesel commercial mower. Hydro transmission with 169 original hours, 44" cut. $2900. 904-5912916. 6/19c Broyhill couch, loveseat, chair and tables. $300 OBO. 259-6590. 6/19p Kel-tec 32 automatic with red dot scope, paid $500, will sell for $350; Troy-Bilt riding lawn mower $275.904-654-7841. 6/19p Fruit Treesapple, pear, peach and more. Muscadine grapevines, blueberry plants (small 1 gallon $3 & up). Delivery available. All major credit cards accepted. Lic. #4800917. 904-845-2686 or 904-3186166, Hilliard. 3/20-6/26p 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 Nannys Thrift Store. Located across from old jail. Furniture, toys, clothes. You name it, we have it or well get it. 904229-2303. 6/12-19c Semi-truck parking available, east of Macclenny on Hwy. 90. 904-219-8094. 6/13-7/3p Hunting Lease, just across Georgia line. $3000. 904-402-2709. 6/19p Female will clean houses or ofces. Will do a good job. Call 259-6518. 6/12-7/3p Handyman-Ask me what I cant do! Pressure washing, painting, windows, gutter clean-outs, yard work; light mechanic work. Weekends available. 912390-0346, 904-275-2558. 6/19p Home Improvementsporches, decks, remodeling-any home repair. Licensed & Insured. 904-591-2640. 10/17tfc Are you pregnant? A childless loving married couple seeks to adopt. Will be hand on mom/dad. Financial security. Expenses paid. Dawn & Domenick 1(855)985-4592. Adam Sklar #0150789. 6/19p Train from home. Medical billing, accounting assistant, customer service. No experience needed. HS/GED needed to apply. Sullivan and Cogliano Training Centers. 1-800-451-0709. 6/19p AIRLINE JOBS Start Here Get trained as FAA certied Aviation Technician. Financial aid for qualied students. Housing and Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 844-210-3935. 6/19p We install 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Narcotics Anonymous. We are a group of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. IT WORKS!! Meetings are held at the Baker County Health Department on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. 1/2-12/25p Alcoholics anonymous meetings Monday and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904994-7750. 209 Macclenny Ave. 1/2-12/25p AUTOMOBILES Wanted-Junk cars, trucks, travel or camping trailers, with or without titles. Call now. 904-307-2460 or 259-4161. 6/19-7/10p 2000 Kawasaki VN750 motorcycle, New Battery, Stator, & Voltage Regulator. $2,900.00. 259-7523. 12/5tfc ANIMALS LOST: Cockatiel-yellow and orange. Name is Ivory. Please contact Marvin at 904-408-6100. 6/19p 2 Yorkie puppies. 11 weeks old, male; registered with healthy certificates. $700 each. 904-275-2681. 6/19p Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc HELP WANTED Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classied advertising on subjects like workat-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 Commission 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 Wayne Frier of Macclenny is seeking a full time experienced bookkeeper. Email resumes to 6/19c Certified Nursing Assistant needed. Full time/part time 11 p.m.-7 a.m. We are looking for dependable TEAM players; must pass Level 2 AHCA screening. Apply in person to Macclenny Nursing and Rehab at 755 S. 5th Street. NO phone calls please. An EEO/AA Employer/M/F/V/D. 6/19-26c Wayne Frier of Macclenny is seeking a full time experienced salesperson. Email resumes to 6/19c Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447. 6/19-7/10p Dispatcher Needed: Hours 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Good benets. Located 4154 SW State Road 121, Worthington Springs, FL. Send resume to email: Fax 386-496-2606. Application online www. Call Mid-Fla Hauling between 10am-3pm. 800-766-7558. 6/12-19c NEFCOM is accepting applications for a Combination Technician. A High school diploma/GED equivalent is required, and a 2 year degree in an electronics related eld is preferred. Must have basic computer skills and the ability to learn and adapt to changing technology. Prior telecommunications and/or high speed inter net experience is a plus. Must be able to work varying hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary, and have the ability to be on call. Excellent benets package, paid vacation and sick time, and paid holidays. Candidate must be able to pass a drug screening and a physical and background check is required. Applications are available at our main business ofce at 130 North 4th Street Macclenny FL, Resumes can be faxed to 904-259-1200 or emailed to Qualied candidates only, please. 6/19c Wrecker Operator needed ASAP. Please send resume to 6/12tfc Experienced painters needed. Peacock Painting. 259-5877. 2/21tfc AVERITT EXPRESS New Pay Increase For Regional Drivers! 40 to 46 CPM + Fuel Bonus! Also, Post-Training Pay Increase for Students! (Depending on Domicile) Get Home EVERY Week + Excellent Benets. CDL-A req. 888-362-8608 Apply @ Equal Opportunity Employer Females, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 6/19p 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. 6/19p REAL ESTATE Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings 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. Large 1 BR, 1 BA apartment, approximately 4 years old. Separate laundry room, kitchen appliances, heat and air. Large attached carport, capable of closing in to double apartment size. Located in middle of 30 acres of pines; paved road frontage; 3 miles north of Glen; Property includes 4 well and complete 1050 septic tank. Asking $175,900 with possible owner nancing at 7.9% with small down payment. Signicant price reduction with cash or 10% or more down. Call for more information. 904-591-8200. 5/29tfc 1-10 acres, high and dry, sh pond, creek or river front, homes/mobile homes, setup. Owner nancing. 912-843-8118 or 904-699-8637. 3/13tfc 5 acres on St. Marys River, zoned Ag; high and dry. Ready to build on; very nice wooded acres. $54,900; two to pick from. 904-591-2640. 7/18tfc 1820 sf 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on acre, located in Glen. $80,000 with owner financing available. 904-4767136. 6/12-19c Waterfront Sampson Lake at Starke. 2 lots 90'x 375' lot, clean and green and ready to build on. $50K; Lot 2: 110 x 400+, has small furnished cabin, 420' dock private canal and utility building. Beautiful property, high and dry. $100K. Wayne 904-786-4971, cell 904-8595898. 6/19p Hilliard, FL: 3 lots on corner of Pine and Lee Street; paved roads. In nice section in town. Water and sewer available. $25K. Wayne 904-786-4971, cell 904-8595898. 6/19p FSBO 4BR, 3 BA doublewide, on almost an acre. Well, septic and shade trees; near city limits. $68,000, 10% down. 904-591-2916. 6/19c Lots for sale, Copper Creek, $25,000 and Gleneld Oaks subdivisions. $32,000 each. Call 904-813-1580. 2/7tfc NC MOUNTAIN FINAL CLOSEOUTsave over 60% on these properties with waterfront, stunning vies, EZ access, wooded, level building site and more 2.57acs 15,900 or 1.84acs 23,900. 1-866-7385522 Hurry Wont Last! 6/19p FOR RENT 2 BR, 1 BA apartment at 652 Katie Court, Macclenny. Washer/dryer hook-up. $625/ month plus $550 deposit, with 12 month lease. 904-838-8584. 5/29tfc 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home; CH/A. Service animals only. $600/month plus $500 deposit. 904-923-2191. 6/12-7/3c RV lots for rent; water and sewer included. $300/month plus electric. 904-8604604. 6/12tfc Clean 3 BR, 1 BA home with CH/A at 9128 Dolphin Street, Sanderson. $750/ month plus $750 deposit. Call 904-8131580 or 259-2255. 5/15tfc 2 BR, 1 BA house in country. Living room, dining room, kitchen with appliances, CH/A, front and back porch. $700/month plus $1000 deposit. 259-6966. 6/19c 5 BR, 3 BA mobile home on nice lot. $900/month plus $900 deposit. Service animals only. 904-275-2212. 6/19p 1 BR, 1 BA house in nice and quiet neighborhood; water and electric included. $550/month plus $550 deposit. 904-4089269. 6/19p 3 BR, 1 BA house. Must have references. 904-402-2709. 6/19p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home near Wal-mart and I-10. 9896 Barber Loop Road. $700/ month plus deposit. 904-608-6227. 6/19p 2 BR, 2 BA duplex; includes washer, dryer and dishwasher. $700/month plus $700 deposit. 259-3300 or 904-591-2790. 6/5tfc Large 2 BR, 1 BA apartment with laundry room; 351 N. Lowder. $700/month plus $600 deposit; 12 month lease. Call 904838-8584. 6/5tfc 2 BR, 1 BA in Kozy Korners. CH/A, water, lawn and trash service included. Service animals only. $545/month, 1st, last and $300 deposit. 259-7335. 6/19tfc 2-3 BR mobile homes available. $450$600/month. Half acre; garbage, water, sewer, lawn care provided; family neighborhood. 912-843-8118 or 904-6998637. 10/31tfc COMMERCIAL RENT For Lease1500 SF retail/office space at 541 S. 6th Street, Macclenny. $1000/ month. Call Jack at 904-616-9432. 9/26tfc VACATION RENTALS Smoky Mountain cabin with trout stream near Cherokee, North Carolina, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Dollywood. $350 a week. 386-752-0013. 6/5-8/21p MOBILE HOMES 2007 2 BR DW mobile home. Like new condition with Low-e windows. $39,900 set-up and delivered. 259-4663. 5/296/19c Biggest Sale Ever. All homes 20% off with free furniture. Ends 5/20. 259-4663. 5/29-6/19c 2008 14x70 2 BR. $19,900 set-up and delivered. 259-4663. 5/29-6/19c BRAND NEW 28x80 4 BR, $59,900; 28x60 3 BR, $49,900. Set-up with AC, steps and skirting. 259-4663. waynefrier 5/29-6/19c Used doublewide 3 BR, 2 BA only $9800. 904-783-4619. 6/12-19c 2014 doublewide 3 BR, 2 BA. Only $2K down; only $275/month. 904-783-4619. 6/12-19c Will Move For Free 3 BR, 2 BA. Only $12K. 904-783-4619. 6/12-19c Dollar and a Deed gets you a new 3 BR, 2 BA. Only $350/month. 904-783-4619. 6/12-19c Palm Harbor 4 BR, 2 BA, over 2300 sf. Only $550/month. 904-783-4619. 6/1219c FOR SALE VACATION RENTAL I BUY USED MOBILE HOMES$$ CASH PAID $$IMMEDIATELY904.259.4663 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 NOW AVAILABLE 1 and 2 BedroomsBaldwin GroveAPARTMENTS904-266-4070T.T.D. 1-800-955-8771US 90 E., right on Yellow Water Rd., right on Rainer Rd., go to stop sign, turn right. Go to rst street, turn left. RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTSThis institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 273 E. Macclenny Ave. Macclenny 259-6117 273 E. Macclenny Ave. rf nttbbn rtfr rf The Baker County Sheri s O ce is taking applications for the part time position of school crossing guard.We are looking for suitable candidates who are able to stand on their feet for extended periods of time, endure inclement weather, and multi task while directing tra c through intersections.If you interested please contact the Sheri s O ce at 904-259-2231 or visit us at DIRECTOR, GRANTS MANAGEMENT Duties include Institutional Planning, Proposal Production, Capacity Provide leadership and support for researching grant availability, planProvide oversight to grant coordinators supporting existing funded various types of funding agencies and at least two years of experience hiring, training, and superviswriting and preparation, research in educational setting (preferably SALARY: $49,875 annually plus Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and phoPosition details and applications Florida Gateway College FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/ EA/EO College in Education and Employment PROGRAMMER ANALYST (Re-Advertised) Provide programming support and development of technology solutions for business areas of the college. Assist in the solution of opexisting programs. AS degree required, Bachelors degree preferred. Knowledge of Ellucian Banner software, Oracle database systems, Oracle Application Express programming, PL/SQL programming, C programming, Sharepoint programming, Net programming and Microsoft Access programming preferred. Ability to work independently to resolve and maintain all aspects of technical support. Ability to communicate information and ideas effectively. Ability to plan and organize. Ability to adjust to change and be innovative. Salary Range: $ 39,375 $77,000 Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Persons interested should provide College employment application. Position details and applications available on web at: Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. 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Call 259-4580CFC056961 6/5-26cFULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIESShower and anniversary invitations The Ofce Mart 110 South 5th Street259-37374/28tfc WE SPECIALIZE IN PROBLEM ROOFS 259-2563 FREE Estimates rr rfnnnrtbb f ntnbrnr rbt r n rrrntbrtnbr r JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comJordan Duncan of the health department reviewed at least weeks Healthy Baker meeting the results of the states 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a voluntary and anonymous query of high school students state wide biannually. The results, Mrs. Duncan explained, show some significant and positive shifts since the first survey in 1991 related to healthy eating and exercise trends, but also a lack of progress in other areas. The survey and its results are the work of the federal Centers for Disease Control, or CDC. The survey is administered by county health departments in high schools across the state, though results are not available at the county-level. Local data is available for select large ur ban areas in Florida, including Duval County. The survey data presented indicated a number of measures have remained largely stagnant during the last decade or so. Mrs. Duncan said there hasnt been significant increases or decreases in the portion of students who are overweight or obese, trying to lose weight, drinking sports drinks or playing regular team sports. One survey question regarding whether teens see themselves as overweight showed that females are more likely than their male counterparts to answer yes, though overall 29 percent of students did so, up from 26 percent in 2011. Girls tend to think about these sorts of things more than boys, said Mrs. Duncan. Among the more positive trends, many since 2001: 4 percent increase in the share of teens who said they exercise to lose or maintain their weight. 32 percent drop in students who say they use diet pills, powders or liquids to shed pounds. 14.8 percent rise in those who eat fruits two or more times a day. 17 percent jump since 2009 in those who eat vegetables three or more times daily. 30 percent decline in students who watch three or more hours of television per day. 10 percent decrease since 2011 in those who eat fast food three or more times a week. Said Mrs. Duncan: Thats a very significant decrease in just two years. 29 percent fall since 2007 in those who drink one or more sodas a day. 43 percent increase in those who had at least 60 minutes of physical activity on five or more of the last seven days. There are certain behaviors that the survey has not yet captured, however. Mrs. Duncan pointed to the energy drinks popular among teens that are high in sugar and caffeine and watching television. There isnt a question that addresses that, she said of the energy drinks, adding there will be one next year. While there was a 30 percent decline since 2001 in the portion of respondents who said they watch three or more hours of TV on an average school day, Mrs. Duncan said the survey does not address other screen time that youths may spend on their smart phones, tablets or computers. It looks good, but they always have their iPhones, iPads or something, she said. In other news from the June 9 Healthy Baker meeting, held monthly at the health department on West Lowder Street: J.J. Sweat of Hubbard House announced the domestic violence shelters headquarters in Jacksonville in expanding with a new wing for victims and more offices for staff. It will open up more space for victims from Baker County, Ms. Sweat said. A lot of times when you call, theyre full. Nicki Mizell of the Womens Center of Jacksonville, which provides support to male and female victims of sexual assault, said the organizations outreach work in Baker County, which began last year, has proved fruitful. Were getting more women [from Baker County] coming forward, she said. Another round of tobacco cessation classes, which include free nicotine gum and other quitting assistance, will begin at the health department on July 15 at 5:30 p.m. The classes are once weekly on Tuesday evenings for six weeks. Call (904) 482-0189 to register. The departments Terrenia Staier said as part of the states Healthiest Weight initiative, the department will be adopting a road. Staff will walk the road for exercise while picking trash and other refuse along the roadway. It [Healthiest Weight] is a really big push by the surgeon general, she said of Floridas Secretary of Health John Armstrong. Healthy Baker, a coalition of public and private healthcare providers in Baker County, will not meet the next two months. The next meeting is set for September.Statewide survey: teen health habits change little ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Monday & Friday at 8 pm 209 Macclenny Ave.Call Wanda 904-994-7750 DONT Toss It, Sell It. THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Page14JUNE 19, 2014 Summer Nights 2014 3 NIGHTS OF SUMMER FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!Free Admissionincludes participation in activities & info. booths w/ incentivesJUNE 20TH HAMSTER BALL RACING6P M P M @ THE BAKER COUNTY F AIR G ROUN D S FOO D & D RINK V EN D ORS A V AILABLE FOR P URCHASESJULY 11TH LASER TAG7P M 10P M @ THE BAKER COUNTY F AIR G ROUN D S F OO D & D RINK V EN DORS A V AILABLE FOR P URCHASESAUGUST 5TH NATIONAL NIGHT OUT:::::::::::::::::::::::: FREE HOT DOGS & D RINKS ::::::::::::::::::::::::Bring the whole family & Join us to support a drug free community eventF OR A DDITIONAL INFO ., P LEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT : Anne Lewis at 259-7822 or Becki Crews at 259-3922 SP ONSORS : :: DRUG FREE :: Photo by Jon ShumakeBobcats kick o summer workout scheduleThe BCMS Bobcats opened up their summer practices June 16 with speed and agility drills. The team ran through a number of drills that focused on their conditioning, including time in the sand pit. Overall, coach David Crawford was thrilled with what he saw from his team in the opening practice. That was about as ne a rst day of summer condition as anybody can ask for, he told the team after practice. Its still a long way until the rst game, so to come out with this much energy this early encourages me about what kind of team they will be. The B-Cats will keep working on their conditioning and strength through the early part of practice schedule before moving onto the eld later in the summer. Pictured above leading the group on the left is quarterback John Green. JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR jonshu@live.comWildcats head coach Tom MacPhersons mantra for the summer is a simple one: Improve every day. Our goal is to be better ev ery day, the coach said after tice June 16. If every one of our guys can buy into that, and our coaches can buy into getting better every day and doing things better each day, then well have a good chance. The team began that process Monday when about 80 players took part in the summers opening practice. The players alternated their time between strength training in the weight room and conditioning under the hot sun for the majority of the practice. The squad will work on those aspects of the game throughout the summer as the coaching staff wants to prepare them for the season. Although some of the play ers may already be in playing shape, it never hurts to get into even better shape, coach MacPherson said. Strength and conditioning is huge. Weve got to get in better shape, he said. It showed up in the spring game when we werent able to play at the tempo we wanted to play at and the tempo First Coast threw at us. Even if we won 49-0 in the spring, youve always got to be in better shape. I think the toughest goal as a coach is to get guys every day to understand to get in better shape. You cant worry about what everyone else around you or other schools are doing, you have to be in better shape than you were the day before. cluded with seven-on-seven 45 minutes. The coach wants allowed under FHSAA rules during the summer to continue implementing his system. The team focused on its offensive but switched to a defensivecentered practice on the second day. Even though there was some confusion about assignments, the offenses passing attack executed nicely at times during drill. Quarterback Jacob Carter connected with Mondrell Jef ferson on a deep pass and wide receiver Ridge Horn hauled in a couple tough receptions. Coach MacPherson was happy with the amount of in formation the players retained from the short spring session despite not having practice for several weeks, but he said the team still needs to work on its execution. We did some running and testing and stuff, but this is the running some plays and de fensive coverages again, and I thought the retention level of some of the stuff was really pretty good, coach MacPher son said. Maybe not the execution of it, but the retention level to understand the terminology we taught two-and-a-half weeks ago and only had three weeks to teach. I was really impressed by how the offensive and defensive kids picked up on terminology rather quickly. The Cats will get to see how they stack up against another team when the Oakleaf Knights visit Baker County June 23 for seven-on-seven drills. The session will give the boys a chance to practice against different looks while coaches will get to share information to better each team. Coach MacPhersons team will also go to a Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp July 21 through 26 at Stetson Uni versity. The camp will give the squad an opportunity to play against other schools and grow together as a team, but the head coach wants the players to get something more out of the experience. On top of football, were hoping to get some good core life values and some good Christian-based values where our kids can learn to grow not only as a team but as people, and not only as a football player but as a young man, coach MacPherson said.Purchase this photo at Photo by Jon ShumakeCoach Tom MacPherson speaks to players after practice early this week.Coach: get better each day Oak Leaf 7-on-7 drills next test up JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR jonshu@live.comThe Lady Wildcat volmer under new coach Ashley Holton began June 16 as 26 players took part in her initial practice. The practices will run Monday through Thursday throughout the sum mer and focus on conditioning, strength and volleyball skills to prepare the ladies for tryouts in early August. The firstyear coach is pleased with the effort the hopeful Lady Cats are putting forth in the but theyre picking it up quickly, coach Holton said. The returning players are leading the younger girls and helping them out. The team will work on volleyball skills each day while conditioning and strength drills will alternate days. The girls worked on their conditioning in the opening practice with sprints and wall sits. The second day consisted of a variety of exercises including pushups, lunges, six-inch killers and jumping rope. Coach Holton said she knew she always wanted to be a coach and seeing the girls work hard Coaching has always been my passion, she said. Ive grown to love it a lot more than I thought possible. The interest and passion from the girls has me really excited. Photo by Jon ShumakeHayleigh Mulkey PHOTO BY JON SHUM A KE Bria PelfreyVolleyball begins summer practices


ursday, June 19, 2014 T B C P Page 15JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR jonshu@live.comThe Wildcat baseball team stayed as hot as the weather and remained undefeated during the summer with two blowout home wins by a combined score of 26-9. The boys cruised by visiting Fernandina Beach ka 13-6. Head coach Fred Matricardi is happy with summer games. Its not bad, he said of the win over Fernandina Beach. We played defense and threw strikes until the end and ran the bases well. We did the things we always try to do. The Cats broke a scoreless tie and took a 2-0 third-inning lead after Landon Boyette connected with an RBI single. The boys blew the game open in the following innnig as Boyette drove home two more runs on a double. Owen Register and Jordan Kennedy also knocked home runs in the inning to extend the teams lead. inning to pad its lead to 10-0 before Hunter Riggs blasted an RBI double in the seventh to further add to Baker Countys advantage. The Pirates offense started rolling late in the overcome. Baker Countys win over Fernandina Beach was almost a carbon copy of the victory over Palatka from the previous Thursday. The Cats scored runs with ease and pounced out to a 8-1 lead through run triple in the bottom of the seventh to cap off the teams scoring. into the Cats lead. Although he is happy to be undefeated, coach Matricardi said the scores dont matter as much in the summer as its more of an opportunity to teach the players. We just want to make sure were coaching them up and getting the reps in, he said. It gets them ready for them to play by the springtime. The teams summer schedule will continue when they travel to Douglas, Ga. for four games at South Georgia State College on June 20 and 21. The road trip will give the team an opportunity to play against different competition and give the players a chance to compete in front of college re cruiters. Baker County Touchdown Club Youth Sign-upsSaturdays ~ June 7 July 12 ~ 9-1Football ages 6-13 | Cheer ages 5-13NO SIGN-UPS July 5th!All sign-ups at Memorial Fieldbehind the BP station on Hwy. 90Copy of birth certificate and proof of insurance a MUST. Child must be present at sign-ups to be fitted for uniform.All cheer & football coaches must contact the league if you plan on returning to your team. If you are interested in coaching or assisting, complete an application during sign-ups. Background checks will be conducted.Incoming 6th graders who try out for the Bobcats and arent selected need to see Coach Rhoden regarding sign-ups. Football & Cheerleader July 12 ~ 9-1 July 12 ~ 9-1 All sign-ups at Memorial Field Child must Fee: $65 football $155 cheerleaders**Includes uniform fee Ohio State, JU and Miami. The young playmaker chose Florida over the other schools because of its location and coaching staff. I wanted to go there mainly because it was close to home and I wanted to play for coach [Amanda] Butler. Shes a very good coach, Washington said. Ive always been a very big Gator fan and I want to achieve my goals at the University of Florida. Lady Cat coach Chris Chisholm joined Washington on her visit to the university and said the program made them feel like they were a part of a big family. Washington is coming off a sophomore campaign that saw her average an area-high 27 points-per-game. She said she wanted to get her college decision out of the way early so she can focus on preparing herself for the college experience. If I got that chance to go to Florida I wanted to do it as fast as I could, she said. I also wanted to get everything in line before my senior year. But before she plays in front of big crowds in the OConnell Center in Gainesville, she still has two more seasons with the Lady Cats. She said she is going to use her time in Baker County to continue bettering herself and her teammates in hopes of making another playoff run. I want to be a big leader, Washington said. I want to help my teammates out and stay focused the entire time. Video of Washington in the gym this week at www.baker From page 1Delicia commits to GatorsJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR jonshu@live.comWildcat baseball coach Fred Matricardis fourth annual Big Cat Academy Baseball Camp began June 16 to teach young players the fundamentals of the sport. Sixty-seven players signed up for the camp, which is about the same turnout as last year. Coach Matricardi said they struggled to get 30 players the to see the amount of participants has grown. The players will learn about all aspects of the game during the four-day camp, including ning. We do a little bit of everything each day, coach Matricardi said. We do some of the little things they wouldnt get at other places. We go a little more in depth. The coaches teach the young players the things they do at the high school level to get them familiar with the programs system. The kids also get the opportunity to practice alongside members of the Wildcats during the camp. A lot of these kids look up to the high school kids and followed them as they were com ing up, coach Matricardi said. Some of the high school kids end up doing lessons with some of them. Coaches hand out game balls to the Camper of the Day in each group, and a Camper of the Week award will be given out at the end of Thursdays session. The camp not only gives young players the opportunity to work on their basics, it also serves as a chance for eighth graders who are entering high school to prepare for JV tryouts that begin June 19. Tryouts will give the incoming freshmen a chance to play their way onto the summer B squad. The Wildcats had a couple of players make the JV team who took part in last years Big Cat Academy camp. Coach Matricardi said he is hoping he can find a few more players this year who can do the same. The camp wraps up Thursday with the attendees practicing sliding on a water-covered tarp. Purchase this photo at Photo by Jon ShumakeWildcats baseball coach Fred Matricardi addresses campers early this week. PHOTO BY JON SHUM A KE Fred Matricardi with (left) Ethan Wilford and Chase Tyson.Campers introduced to Cats baseball programJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR jonshu@live.comSixteen lifters took part in the opening practice of the Wildcat weightlifting programs first ever summer program on June 16. There have been lifting programs for the football team in the past, but this marks the first time one specifically for the weightlifting team has been run. Coach Scott McDonald said he wanted to give lifters a place they can work out and maintain their strength and technique during the summer break. They got to keep lifting on a constant basis, coach McDonald said. Its use it or lose it. I wanted to give them a place to continue to train. Nine boys and seven girls showed up for the first day of the voluntary five-week program, but the coach was expecting a better turnout. He hopes that number doubles by the end of the first week. The workouts are open to any hopeful lifters who have an up-to-date physical that meets FHSAA requirements. Two new lifters who werent on the state championship team joined the group for the first day of the summer program, and coach McDonald was happy to have them. If they want to come and workout, Id love for them to be here, he said. The workouts run Monday through Thursday from 2-4 pm. There will be a one-week break the week of July 4 and the program will resume the following week. PHOTO BY JON SHUM A KE Hunter Chambers in the weight room.Liers hit gym this summer Photo courtesy of Nancy VenturellliTitans runners up in Lake City tourneyThe 9-year-old and under Baker County Titans came in second place at the Victory Road Tournament in Lake City on June 15. After going undefeated Saturday and Sunday, the Titans fell to the Riverhawks in the championship game. Pictured from the Titans above are (front from left) Kale Gibson, Nick Venturelli, Luke Davis, Tucker Kennedy, (middle from left) Jacob Miller, Ashton Johnson, Trannen McCray, Ty Walker, Titus Richardson, (back from left) coaches Bryan Richardson, Chad Walker, Kyle Davis and dugout grandpa Eugene Richardson. Purchase this photo at Photo by Jud JohnsonLandon Boyette at the plate against Palatka at home the afternoon of June 12.Cats still undefeated in oseason Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR jonshu@live.comIn last weeks paper, seven Lady Wildcat basketball players were named as scholar athletes who maintained a GPA of at least a 3.0. Vivica Gaskins, who was mistakenly omitted from the list, is the eighth player on the team to be a scholar athlete.Gaskins a scholar


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